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the talented mR. Cheng Hip-hop and electronica are Eugene Cheng’s genres of choice, though he’s managed to kill it in his review of a hirsute band of the ’70s and even a theater troupe performing at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Maybe it’s his poli-sci/ philosophy double major at UCSB that makes the Indy intern so adaptable. He claims he got into writing at Homestead High in Sunnyvale — home of the Steves: Jobs and Wozniak — because his math classes just put him to sleep: “I like sleeping; I don’t like being woken up.” He’s been writing ever since, and you’ll find more of his work on pages in this week’s issue.

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GAvin For Gov? Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, running for governor, spoke to a packed La Casa de la Raza last Wednesday. In a wide-ranging talk, he hit on health care, gun laws, college tuition, and affordable housing. But he started and ended with income inequality: “The imbalance,” he said, quoting Plato, “between the rich and the poor is the oldest and the most fatal ailment of all republics.” Watch the full discussion at independent.com.

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of its upstairs event space, offices, gym, and restaurant. Aguilera had hoped to reopen his grill when the work was completed, but lease negotiations with the city failed. “I did my best,” he said, throwing up his hands.“But I’m out.” Last September, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to give Aguilera first crack at resecuring a lease before the concession

set off from Durango, Mexico, eventually ending up in Santa Barbara, where he took a job as a dishwasher at the East Beach Grill. For the next 33 years, Aguilera worked at the seaside restaurant on the first floor of the Cabrillo Pavilion Bathhouse, graduating to cook and manager, and finally to owner and leaseholder. He still arrives every morning at the crack of dawn to open the doors by 6 a.m. He has never missed a day. Over the decades he has gotten to know his regular customers and their kids who’d skip straight from the ocean to his counter, asking for ice cream. Now grown, those kids bring their own children and grandchildren to the restaurant, one of the last places in Santa Barbara with $5 hamburgers and a bathing-suit-welcome dress code. Last Thursday, sitting in his tiny office perched above the Great East Beach Grill owner Francisco Aguilera Pacific Ice Cream Company that he owns next to Char West, which he also was opened to public proposals. The decision owns, Aguilera looked out toward the East was made against the recommendation of Beach Grill a mile down the coast. “It breaks Parks and Recreation Department Director my heart,” he said. In December his lease ends, Jill Zachary, who argued simultaneous bids and the city will close the public bathhouse would give the city the best deal. Whoever building for a massive $15 million renovation operated the bathhouse’s restaurant would be

required to open for dinner, provide a full bar, and generate much-needed revenue for her department, which had been recently forced to cut public youth and sports programs. A City Council chamber jam-packed with Aguilera’s customers, all lobbying to allow him to retain the lease, however, persuaded the councilmembers. “When you spend 33 years in one spot,” said Aguilera, “you make a lot of friends.” In his proposal, Aguilera outlined a plan to transform the East Beach Grill from a casual breakfast and lunch joint into an upscale restaurant. He would rebuild his dining room and kitchen at a cost of $1.5 million and then wait the two years of construction before the building could reopen. The lease was the sticking point. Aguilera said the city wants a guaranteed $400,000, more than twice what he pays now. He believes it would be impossible for anyone to afford that, even with the more upscale offerings.“It’s just bad business,” he said. Since 2008, when Aguilera bought the East Beach Grill from his mentor and boss John Williams, he’s doubled his profits by increasing them a few percentage points every year. The same goes for Char West and the ice cream parlor. “Slow and steady” he learned from Williams, who also b r an d on ya d ega r i

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No one has seen or heard from Zacharey Taylor Wilks (pictured) since 5/24 when he left his Lompoc home for Las Vegas, Nevada. Driving his black 1994 Honda Civic, license plate 7SGR202, Wilks, 27, planned to work on his aunt and uncle’s houseboat in Lake Powell after first stopping at a casino. An all-out search organized by his family has located a cell-phone ping placing him on Highway 166, and search teams and aerial flyovers of Los Padres National Forest and campgrounds along the route have attempted to locate him or his car. Despite all efforts, Wilks has disappeared; his credit cards and bank account remain untouched; no crashes or unidentified persons have been reported. Wilks is Caucasian, with brown hair and hazel eyes, 5’10”, 180 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Lompoc police at 736-2341.

county The Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) just received a $975,000 funding boost from a three-year federal grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant allows the program, which runs a special court docket for veterans involved in the criminal justice system, to increase its services by 25 percent, Congressmember Salud Carbajal wrote in his supporting letter. The project involves a partnership between courts, probation, counseling centers, vets groups, and UCSB, and works to help veterans escape alcohol and drug abuse, reduce psychiatric symptoms, and avoid repeated encounters with the justice system. “VTCs are critical to addressing any wrongdoing,” said Carbajal, “while ensuring that our veterans gain access to the care they need and are treated with the respect they deserve.”

city In the same breath that city hearing officer Suzanne Reardon approved the pot dispensary proposal at 2609 De la Vina Street, she directed opponents to where they could appeal the controversial project. Proprietor Ihab Ghannam’s revised application and updated security plan included two security guards, one to patrol the premises 24/7. During business hours, one guard would escort patrons all the way around the adjoining buildings if they were parked in the back lot. The plan also includes surveillance cameras outside and bulletproof glass inside. Neighbors in the busy uptown neighborhood worried the pot shop will have significant effects on property values and crime, and bring the unwelcome sight of security guards. Ghannam, who lives nearby, stated that neighboring businesses are not opposed to his shop. cont’d on page 10 ➤ JuNE 15, 2017

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along the Gaviota Coast spilled over into Santa Barbara City Council chambers late Tuesday afternoon in a dispute about a relatively small rate increase needed to underwrite the cost of that expansion. The plans, 15 years in the making, include a massive $110 million recycling plant. They were sent back to the drawing boards earlier this year after a simple but massive oversight was discovered just as financing for the project was being obtained. Even though the project is now on hold for at least a year, the fee increases at Tajiguas — owned and operated by Santa Barbara County Solid Waste Department — needed to pay for the expansion are going into effect this July anyway. Mayor Helene Schneider argued that until the project is back on track, city ratepayers should not be on the hook for an additional cent, nor should any city funds be spent. As proposed, the average city trash customer would see a $1.28-a-month increase in trash collection to cover project-related costs. Another $1 million would have come out of city reserves to soften the blow to Santa Barbara ratepayers. County trash planners say the project will be delayed a year at most and that they need to begin accumulating the funds from the increased tipping fees now. Critics of the Tajiguas expansion and recycling project cited county internal memos describing a “draconian increase” in project costs as a result of the delay. They argued that City Hall should wait until the new project designs are approved and new cost estimates are released before committing any ratepayer funds. New designs are needed because the previous project, it was discovered, encroached 173 feet into the state’s coastal protection zone, meaning it needed Coastal Commission approval. Critics claim the new design will delay the project by at least two years. Ultimately the council voted to shield ratepayers from the additional costs by paying the higher tipping fees — $1.6 — Nick Welsh million — from a reserve fund.

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year and a half ago, residents at Flamingo Mobile Home Park panicked they would soon be homeless. The Cacique Street trailer park had just gone on the market for $10 million. Today, the park has still not sold, but the tenants’ organizing have prompted city attorney Ariel Calonne to begin to update the antiquated regulations of some of Santa Barbara’s only truly affordable housing. Since 2000, the number of RV or mobile home park units has dropped from 519 to 390. Currently, city code defines 10 such parks in the city, including Flamingo and Tropical Garden next door. The city cannot stop the “conversion” of a park, Calonne told city councilmembers on Tuesday. But city laws could certainly be tighter and clearer to “avoid fear for tenants and [give] owners a better cookbook in how to do this properly in the eyes of the City Council,” he said. Specifically, to enhance objectivity, Calonne suggested a technical hearing officer would review conversion applications rather than the Planning Commission. In addition, the City Council could mandate that owners compensate residents if relocation did not exist within 25 miles. It may be difficult to find availability even within 50 miles, Calonne said. Flamingo resident Jim Farned, who has led the charge to strengthen city ordinances, was optimistic about the potential for the Housing Authority to purchase mobile home parks. Such an option remains highly preliminary. Resident Pamela Anderson waved letters supporting stricter rules from 260 people, many of whom are elderly. A second issue that emerged Tuesday was the nexus between mobile home parks and the city’s program to encourage development of affordable housing, better known as Average Unit-size Density, or AUD. There was some interest in removing all the city’s mobile home parks from the AUD overlay, which would essentially make them more difficult to develop. The housing task force will take up the AUD issue. The conversion ordinance, meanwhile, —Kelsey Brugger will go to the ordinance committee, where residents can participate.

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on 43 acres instead of 1,600 — and the saga of Goleta’s efforts to ensure its low-income apartments are built is complicated. Suffice it to say that over public speakers and Mayor Paula Perotte’s objections, the Goleta City Council agreed to let developer Comstock Homes earn 25 building permits at a time for each of the three defined stages of the affordables project. As additional insurance, the city holds 27 remaining permits — worth more than $17 million in homes, according to Comstock CEO Dave Lauletta — if Comstock fails to finish the homes by next January. The entire project consists of 465 detached homes, apartments, and condominiums located at the intersection of the 101 and Los Carneros Road, plus recreational facilities and a bridge leading to Cortona Drive. [See independent. n com/newspage for the complete story.]


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Emotions Mixed over Pending Sale of La Casa de La Raza to Developer by Kelsey Brugger a Casa de la raza refurbished a massive industrial warehouse on the Eastside more than 45 years before it became the hip thing to do. Covered with historic murals, the nonprofit became a cultural and political hub for the Latino community, offering great food, social services, and live music to Mexicans and Caucasians alike. But changes are looming. For years, La Casa’s financial struggles have been well documented. To bail them out, Santa Barbara developer Ed St. George has a cash offer on the table that is not yet finalized. This news has not sat well with some original founding members, who expressed resentment the Latino community may be losing ownership of a center activists worked so hard to build. Others, though, expressed relief that new plans may help keep La Casa’s doors open. What happens now remains a question. Court documents reveal a few details, but board president Michael Gonzales called the arrangement “very fluid. We’ll just see how it unfolds,” he said. Two years ago, St. George quietly immersed himself in the nonprofit’s financial problems. He said he got pulled into helping its Board of Directors while working on the proposed sobering center in Isla Vista with Marisela Márquez, UCSB’s Associated Students executive director and former La Casa board president. At the time, La Casa filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, where it remains. Now, St. George, who built student housing in Isla Vista and on the Mesa, wants to buy half of the 26,000-square-foot building for $1.1 million. The other half would be relinquished to an entity called Casa Redevelopment Company that “essentially would remain La Casa,” according to its Los Angeles–based bankruptcy attorney Eric Bensamochan. Court documents indicate St. George would manage that entity, but Bensamochan said that’s “more of an administrative title.” (A bankruptcy judge must approve the plan when the case returns to court in August.) La Casa has racked up nearly $1 million in debt, including $150,000 owed to the IRS and nearly $20,000 to Marquez, who was not available for an interview before this paper’s deadline. With the cash from St. George, the nonprofit should be able to pay back its debts. Marquez and Executive Director Raquel Lopez have come under public fire for the pending sale. Gonzales, however, stuck up for them. “If it hadn’t been for people like Raquel,” he said, “La Casa would not be in existence today.” Others have noted that fiscal problems predated her tenure. “I know they get beat up a lot,” St. George added. “There are a lot of problems with it,” but he’s willing to do “whatever I can do to keep it alive.” The board, he said, will be almost entirely replaced with individuals who have a “little more business sense.” An added wrinkle, however, is founding member Tomas Castelo, who currently owns the mortgage note. In the past, he has not expressed a willingness to sell it. He was not available for an interview this week. Castelo’s

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Ed St. George attorney, Tony Fischer, said in an email La Casa has long failed to pay rent. Fischer argued St. George would have control “over all future decisions.” But St. George refuted that: “It’s not like I get to do whatever I want.” He said La Casa “does not need and does not use” half of the building’s vast space. St. George might ultimately use more of the space and essentially pay rent to La Casa. As for specifics, board president Gonzales said, “We’ll cross that bridge when we cross that bridge.” St. George explained his interest in the property is two-fold. First, he initially planned to turn the funky old building into a hotel. But, he said, city officials are in the process of restricting hotels from being built in industrial zones as part of the city’s updated zoning process.“It’s unfortunate,” he said.“The design was a very beautiful design.” He envisioned traditional weddings in an indoor/outdoor space that celebrated Mexican artist Carlos Santana. Second, St. George has a history with the center. “La Casa really represents the Mexican people, the real Mexican culture, not the American Mexican culture,” he said. A Santa Barbara native, the 50-something-year-old said he first visited La Casa as a teenager. He felt even more engrained after his friends —the Sierras, a Latino family on the Eastside —took him in after they found him living out of his pickup truck. But these days, St. George is going to do whatever it takes to make a profit, claimed founding member Ben Cheverez. “He is smart enough to figure that out.” Founding member Leo Martinez expressed frustration with just about everyone involved. “It’s bullshit,” he said. “I’m just hurt.” Mary Cheverez-Morales, an original staffer who essentially ran the place, added, “I blame the community. I blame the board.” Jacqueline Inda, who described herself as a concerned community member, said communication between the current board and St. George has occurred behind closed doors. She expressed mixed emotions. She’s glad the building will remain standing. But, she added, “It’s unfortunate that it was a Latinoowned asset, and now we will be there as tenants.” n

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griM news: Supervisors Steve Lavagnino (left) and Das Williams listen with concern to budget deliberations.

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themselves $30 million in debt. “Things can only get worse from here,” conservative watchdog Andy Caldwell warned the county supervisors, citing a future “market correction” and escalating employee pension costs. (Preliminary calculations show that next year the county government faces a $20 million gap.) As of press time, the county supervisors had not yet approved their roughly $1 billion budget. Regardless of final deliberations on Wednesday, though, the county supervisors faced mounting costs. Squeezing county coffers are the county’s pension costs ($7 million), money for fire district ($8 million), funds for the eventual operation of the Northern Branch County Jail ($9 million), and several extra million to repair county roads. To deal with the shortfall, county department heads braced for cuts to their general fund revenue. Hit the hardest was Social Services, which has issued pink slips to 71 employees and planned to demote another 28. In addition, the state cut funding for welfare programs throughout California. County Supervisor Janet Wolf stressed these terminations translate to 37 percent bigger caseloads for county social workers. Conservative County Supervisor Peter Adam took the opportunity Monday to complain that about a third of the county’s population is on welfare. This statistic, Social Services Director Dan Neilson said, reflects statistics throughout California. “Right,” Adam responded. “I don’t know who thinks it’s a great thing to have a third of our people on public assistance.” But County Supervisor Das Williams stressed that the only thing worse than a third of the population on welfare is a third of the population not signed up to receive the aid they need. — Kelsey Brugger “Most of the people on this are kids,” he said.

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he troubles at the Santa Barbara city library branches are leaving what can only be described as a budgetary trail of tears. On Monday, the City Council voted to set a controversial administrative fee at 13.5 percent, raising it from a historic 9 percent. Even that decision, sort of good for the library system but fairly bad for the Solvang and Carpinteria branches, which will go into the red by $17,784 and $77,085, respectively, was nothing compared to the human toll. During public comment, recently retired Carpinteria head librarian Tara O’Reilly informed the council of the disrespect in the firing of many longtime library employees, one of whom received an $8,000 grant from the Fund for Santa Barbara on Tuesday to continue a program—Artesanía Para la Familia—she’d started at the Carpinteria library. Suzanne Requejo told The Santa Barbara Independent that she’d been ordered to leave the library on the day her 5th graders were arriving in anticipation of an arts-award and graduation ceremony. In shock, she was packing up her art supplies when her students overheard two people from the Central Library telling her she had five minutes to gather her things and leave. Since then, kids have been asking her about being fired, she said. Library Director Jessica Cadiente stated she could not comment on personnel matters. Every single library is balanced on a thin budget in a system that has been hemorrhaging for years. The City of Santa Barbara administers the Montecito, Carpinteria, Goleta, Buellton, and Solvang libraries and has had to make stark choices. It will cost the city $557,420 to run its branches this coming year; the 13.5 percent is a far cry from the 21 percent actually needed. The grief of the money woes and ensuing personnel decisions overshadowed the optimistic presentation Cadiente had made, which included hoped-for capital projects at the Anapamu Street library, like an elevator to the downstairs children’s library — much needed by parents with strollers — and an effort to reopen the upstairs patio. In another prong of library financing — the county’s per capita payment for services to unincorporated areas — Supervisor Das Williams has proposed adding another $200,000 to the kitty, as the county did last year, a decision finalized after Indy press time. Williams has also put in motion the search for a consultant to determine what the fair portion of the unincorporated areas might be for each library, as well as the city administrative percentage and the economics of the county of assuming responsibility for the branch libraries. — Jean Yamamura


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PASTA PUTIN-ESCA: Somehow, I managed to miss much of movie director Oliver Stone’s four-hour magnum opus, The Putin Interviews (aka My Pal Vlad), a semi-quasi documentary now eating up the Showtime air-

waves and exploring the softer, more human side of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.“He’s been through a lot. He’s been insulted and abused,” Stone told funnyman talk-show host Stephen Colbert. For me, four hours qualifies as a really big time commitment. If I’m going to piss away such a huge chunk of my life, I figured I’d be better served feasting my eyes on the great 30 for 30 sports documentary series that aired this week on ESPN, tracing the much storied rivalry between the Boston Celtics — pronounced “keltics” in my family—and the Los Angeles Lakers. As sports escapism goes, it’s unsurpassed. And it’s not really escapism; it only pretends to be. As with any documentary about sports in America, it’s inevitably all about racism. Stone, by contrast, is dangerously prone to man crushes on strong-arm dictators so long as they find themselves at cross purposes with the United States. In so doing, Stone does a grave disservice to Self-Loathing Revisionists (SLR) everywhere. The whole value of being an SLR is to highlight the extent to which our own emperor has no clothes. It’s not to gush and fawn over the wardrobes of other emperors. To the extent Stone is about recog-

nizing our own hypocrisy in world affairs, he’s got a point. But just because the United States aggressively interfered in the elections of so many other countries doesn’t mean Putin is to be applauded for giving us a taste of our own medicine. In Stone’s documentary, Putin is shown chilling in his man cave, where he happens to have his own personal gilded man chapel. To his credit, Stone reveals Putin prefers to worship standing up. Others, Putin said, can kneel if they must. Genuflection is permitted, he adds. Clearly, Stone should have declined the invitation. Obviously, Putin and Russia were very much in the news this week as U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III mustered all the affronted umbrage his dignified-Southern-gentleman stagecraft

would allow at the suggestion he might have been playing footsies with the Rooskies. Sessions got positively puce with indignation and seethed how his honor had been besmirched by “scurrilous and false allegations,” not to mention “appalling and detestable lies.” The factual record, however, indicates that Sessions had already met on two occasions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak when he testified during his confirmation hearing that he’d never met with any Russians. One was a sit-down confab held in Sessions’s own office. It was not incidental chitchat exchanged while passing in a hallway of a swank hotel. Whether Sessions took off his shoes and socks to engage

in full-frothal interdigital toe-lock with the redoubtable Kislyak I don’t pretend to know. I am struck, however, by the selective amnesia that allowed Sessions, shiny-faced with indignation, to recall so little of what he and Kislyak spoke about. One would think something might stick out. It’s not like Sessions had a history of pow-wowing with foreign attaches throughout his long Senate career. In fact, he absolutely never did. But then, Sessions also displayed a magnificent lack of recall as he repeatedly invoked a fake policy when refusing to disclose any conversations he’d had with President Donald Trump. Was it a policy, a principle, a law? Where was it written? He didn’t know. And when California Senator Kamala Harris —as one former prosecutor to another—pressed him for details, he got “nervous” by the rat-atat speed with which she demanded answers. Naturally, Harris — who as a woman and African American happens to belong to two subgroups with which Sessions is not on good terms—was admonished by the chair to back off and give the honorable Southern white gentleman the time and space needed to not answer her questions. All this was swimming around my brain as I listened to two Russian journalist-scholars — Anton Barbashin and Olga Irisova —speak this Monday at the Ronald Reagan Room of the DoubleTree on life in Russia since Putin and “his little green men” didn’t invade the Ukraine in 2014. While Stone told

the world that the Russian people “have never been better off,” this pair pointed out that Russia’s gross domestic product had plunged by $1 trillion since the non-invasion. The economic sanctions have clearly hurt Putin; he desperately wants them lifted. Monday, it turns out, just happened to be Russia Day in Russia. Tens of thousands of Russians — mostly too young to have anything yet to lose — celebrated by taking to the streets in more than 100 cities to protest Putin’s rule. According to Barbashin, more than 1,800 had been arrested by mid-afternoon.“That’s a holiday in Russia,” he deadpanned. Are Democrats pimping Trump’s Russian connections just because they can’t get over losing the election? A fair question perhaps, but given the facts, also stupid. Forget General Michael Flynn and his secret meetings with Kislyak, about which he lied. Trump’s very own campaign manager, Paul Manafort, had previously run the elections for Putin’s hand-picked puppet in the Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. Trump’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had developed such chummy relations with Putin as Exxon CEO that Putin gave him Russia’s Order of Friendship medal. Little wonder Tillerson is now expressing “reservations” about the tough new sanctions on Putin that the Senate is expected to adopt. One needn’t be a conspiracy nut to acknowledge the obvious. That’s something Oliver Stone used to understand. — Nick Welsh

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at the time, a Santa Barbara backcountry outing with Dick Smith. What I thought Dick promised was a woodsy overnighter enjoying the Great Outdoors. What he delivered was a rugged lost weekend, two near-freezing nights in the mountains, struggling hand-over-hand off the trails to find a way out, and ending with me starving by moonlight, desperate for a sight of our car. This was in the early 1960s, before Dick became famed as the author of books like Condor Journal, a naturalist and local expert on all that flew, crawled, ran, or burrowed in our backcountry. His day job was as staff artist and promotion manager at the Santa Barbara News-Press, working in a tiny second-floor office just off the newsroom, his pen flying, perhaps sketching a map of the latest wildfire raging in the mountains or a book cover, one ear to the phone hearing about that latest government assault on Los Padres National Forest or to local political gossip. Dick, I was to learn, had a keen understanding of local politics, but left politics to our boss, owner/publisher T. M. Storke, who was in the process of winning a Pulitzer at about the same time. (I did some of the editing of Storke’s pieces.) For all this and more, Dick was harassed by his immediate boss for not spending

more time writing promotional ads, but he was highly admired in the community for his knowledge and watchdogging of the U.S. Forest Service. He came to be known as “the conscience of the county,” and the Dick Smith Wilderness was set aside by Congress in his honor. But all this was yet to come the day he wandered over to my desk and invited me on a weekend campout. “Go down to the surplus store and buy a sleeping bag.” I did. What I came out with was a paperthin Marine bag that looked like it had come through every battle of World War II. What a mistake. I froze every night until Father Fatigue closed my eyes. When Dick came to pick me up Friday afternoon, my then-wife Angela met him at the door and chewed him out royally for luring me away from home and leaving her to cope with our four small children. I soon learned that hiking with Dick Smith was not for the posy-pickers or leisureminded. Once in the Santa Ynez Mountains, we shouldered our packs and marched off, Dick pointing out every plant and bird. Soon we were off the trail and climbing. Dick was tall and rawboned. I was a desk-jockey, young and in fairly good shape but unused to endurance marathons. When we mercifully stopped for lunch, Dick pulled out a package of hardtack and

some cheese.“Don’t eat it all,” he warned.“Save some for dinner.” I had mistakenly counted on Dick for meals. Dick made some cowboy coffee, grounds thrown into boiling water. Then we set off in the hot sun. The prize was the glorious Sisquoc River. Dick talked nonstop about nature around us. I learned. The next morning, after more off-trail trekking and more hardtack, cheese, and coffee, and an even colder night in that thin sleeping bag, we set off homeward. But where was the trail? It turned out that Dick didn’t like trails or beaten paths of any kind. He called Yosemite “a honky-tonk.” So began a daylong trudge back to his parked car somewhere up ahead, as we broke trail. Darkness fell. I was freezing in a thin shirt as we struggled up a mountain, Dick refusing to admit that he was lost. The road to Santa Barbara was surely over the next ridge. It must have been close to midnight when we threw ourselves in his car and headed home. That was my last overnighter with Dick, but I emerged with a deep hankering for the open spaces that led to many family trips to Yosemite, where the kids and I even climbed Half Dome. Dick, wherever you are, maybe perched on a mountaintop in Heaven scanning for condors, thanks. And on behalf of Angela,

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This will be the first Father’s Day, without my Dad, Whitey (Walter) Stefens. A memorial is scheduled this Sunday, on June 18, from 4 to 7 pm, in the Koa Lanai, upstairs Chuck’s Waterfront Grill. This is a no-host event. Dad accomplished so much during his 89-years of life. Born in Pennsylvania, he had a dream of becoming a Deep Sea Diver. As a young teenager, he began working as a line tender for his father, an early construction diver. He also worked as a rigger in an east coast shipyard. On January 31, 1948, Dad was only 20 years old when he married Mom, “Isabelle Stefens.” Within 2-years of marriage, Dad applied, and was accepted, to attend a Deep Diving School in California - and they had their 1st of 8 children! In 1950, with only $20 in his pocket and big determination in his spirit, he started his journey across the United States alone, in his 1936 Chrysler. He worked his way from the east coast to the west coast, taking a variety of jobs to earn enough money to support Mom and to complete his trip. Through this experience he became an accomplished mechanic and developed invaluable work ethic. Dad made it to California and rented a room for $8 per week. Then he got an apartment in Wilmington, located near the diving school. Dad, Mom and their baby shared this tiny apartment with 2 other diving students. While Dad attended diving school, he also worked for Douglas Aircraft, making $1.25 per hour. Mom said, “THESE WERE GREAT DAYS! None of us had any money, we shared the cooking and mostly ate macaroni or pancakes.” Dad became an abalone diver. Wealth did not come easy. He was color blind which made it even harder for him to find abalone. Dad became known for his determination - he would never give up! He also operated a fishing boat and trapped lobster. As a young child, I remember growing up with very little money, but always having plenty of lobster and abalone to eat. Between 1949 to 1963, Dad and Mom were blessed with 8 children. Between 1959 to 1962, my parents tragically lost 3 of these children. Before I turned 5 years old, I lived through the death of my 3 brothers. I witnessed tremendous grief in my family, along with amazing love. This experience has graced my life to appreciate each day and live every moment. In 1964, Dad moved his family to Santa Barbara. He worked with Lad Handleman, Dan Wilson, Bob Ratclif 18

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to design and use, gas diving equipment. They found great success in the oil industry as General Offshore Divers, and became Cal Divers, formerly known as Ocean Systems. Whitey remained at the helm until the early 1990s. Dad purchased a working barge and named it, “ISABELLE.” It made me smile to see this barge in the Santa Barbara Harbor with Mom’s name. For 62½ years, Dad kept his marriage commitment, up until Mom passed on September 25, 2011. Whitey’s claim to fame was his many innovative and well-structured underwater pipeline hookups. His mechanical genius and tenacity helped to save much of our offshore oil industry. One of his great accomplishments is the containment tent that was successfully placed over a well blow out off the coast of Santa Barbara in 1969. In 2007, Walter Stefens was inducted in the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame. Photos of Dad are on display at the Waterfront Grill with more history, videos and information at the Maritime Museum in Santa Barbara. Dad also enjoyed woodworking. He perfected skills to build tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, playhouses, boats and anything he could imagine. Family and friends now have in their homes, Dad's one-of-a-kind, handcrafted furniture. Dad created wooden plaques and benches for me, that I have painted designs on through the years. My Father has inspired me more than anyone, to pursue art and follow my dreams. He has given me, and many others, the tools, inspiration and encouragement to be creative. I thank God for my Dad, and for all those Dads out there, working to inspire the children in their lives. With so much LOVE, Karen Putnam

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Don Rabon Cassidy, 84, of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully after a yearlong decline from Parkinson’s Disease on January 17, 2017. Don was born June 18, 1932, in Jacksonville, FL

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to Mildred Ella and Rabon Patrick Mozo. Don had an older sister, Joyce, by two years. He was adopted at the age of nine by his mother’s second husband, William Cassidy. Don graduated high school and joined the Navy in 1950. He spent time training in California and was later stationed in Guam during the Korean Conflict. Don graduated from Lynchberg College, Virginia in 1957. Later Don attended The Union Theological Seminary in New York City and graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity in 1960. Later, he received his Masters of Sacred Theology at Boston University in 1967. Don was an ordained minister and served the Disciples of Christ and Congregational Churches in Virginia, Massachusetts, and Illinois until 1994 when he retired. Don retired to Santa Barbara, CA where he deepened his studies and found a wonderful community of friends and a comfort and support in the Disciples of Christ church. Don was a kind and gentle man, a funny and wise friend, who devoted his life to helping people. He loved God and the world’s peoples and creatures. He was the most devoted father to his children. Don is survived by his daughters Deborah (George), Mary (Samer),and Karen, and son Mark (Christine) and grandson Alexander. A memorial service on his behalf will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, June 17 at The First Christian Church 1915 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

and lived in a suburb of Detroit, Roseville until 1962. They enjoyed many family vacations in Northern Michigan, one of their favorite places being Burt Lake where they camped out in a tent under the Pine Trees and enjoyed swimming every day. Then, on a family trip to California in 1962 to visit relatives, they decided to make the move to Oxnard, California. Pat stayed home to raise her kids and at 50 years old re-entered the job market and went to work in the accounting department at 3M Laboratories in Ventura, California, where she worked for 13 years. In retirement, Pat and Frank bought a camper and traveled the United States, visiting friends and relatives and seeing several National Parks. They also traveled to Hawaii. In 2010, she moved to Valle Verde Retirement Home in Santa Barbara to be near her daughter and son-in-law. She enjoyed her new home making friends and participating in activities. Pat is survived by her daughter, Anita Mills (Allen) of Santa Barbara, Steven Tricomo of Queen Creek, Arizona and Joseph Tricomo of McAllster, Oklahoma, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff at Valle Verde and Assisted Hospice of Santa Barbara for their loving care of our Mother. A private family ceremony will be held. We will miss our sweet Mom’s smile and twinkling blue eyes and know that she is smiling down on us from heaven.

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Sherry Banks

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Our sweet Mother/Grandma Pat passed away on Mother’s Day at Valle Verde Retirement Village in Santa Barbara at the age of 95. She had a long and wonderful life. She was born the third of four children to James Lester and Bonnie Adair in Caruthersville, Missouri. She lived in the country where her Dad had a country store and Pat would help with the candy counter. She got to try all the candy products so that she could tell everyone how good they were. As an adult, Pat didn’t favor sweets as she had her fill of candy at the store. After graduating from high school in 1940, Pat moved to Detroit to be near her sister and to work in the many jobs waiting for women in the war manufacturing plants. She had many friends and enjoyed her single life until she was 25 and met the love of her life, a handsome Italian man named Frank Tricomo. They married in 1947 and enjoyed a long marriage until Frank passed away in 2003. Frank and Pat had three children

excelled in his education. Before moving to Edom, Sherry had a 20-year career with the L. A. Times selling and running the classified and display ad departments for Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. She had many hobbies and was very creative. She also travelled extensively. She enjoyed many adventurous outdoor activities. She loved to experience life at its fullest including skydiving and bungee jumping. She took advantage of what life had to offer. She was a nurturing and fun loving lady with an appreciation for beauty and nature that possessed a heart of gold. Sherry is preceded in death by both of her parents, Shirley Hathcock and Wylie Taylor. She is survived by her son, R. C.; a brother, Robert Jarrett and his wife, Charlynn; sister, Teresa Wolfe, DVM and her husband, Pete; brother, Wylie "Tank" Taylor and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her many friends and family.

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Memorial services for Sherry Banks, 62, Ben Wheeler were held on 1:00 PM, Sunday, May 28 at Edom United Methodist Church, 8430 FM 279, Brownsboro, TX 75756. Sherry Banks was born August 16, 1954 in Greensboro, NC. An unknown assailant tragically murdered her on May 12, 2017 near her home in Edom, Texas while driving her car. Sherry was a valued member of the Santa Barbara and Edom Communities. She and her son, Richard Banks II, moved to Edom about 9 years ago from California. Sherry and R.C. became active in the Edom Civic Theatre as actors and supporters. Sherry became well known as a loving caregiver to the elderly in the Edom area. She also participated in United Methodist Women. She had dogs, chickens, ducks, a rabbit, several cats and a sugar glider while living here, each with unique personalities, according to Sherry. In her earlier years in Edom, she was a devoted mother to R.C., making sure he

Cody Ryan Irwin, beloved son, grandson, and devoted friend, died unexpectedly at home June 1st , 2017. Cody is survived by his mother, Melisa Irwin and her partner, Jim Kirby of Carpinteria, his father, Ron Irwin and wife Angela of Santa Barbara, his grandmothers, Jacqueline Huth of Santa Barbara and Kathleen Boyle of Lake Isabella, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Cody was seventeen years old and completing his junior year at Santa Barbara High School. He enjoyed fixing computers, riding the trolley, playing video games, spending time with family, friends and his cat, Angel, one of the many cats he dearly loved throughout his short lifetime. Cody was sweet, good-natured, a gifted conversationalist known for his generosity of spirit and willingness to help. He was a blessing to everyone who knew him and will be deeply missed. Cody's family wishes to extend special thanks to Al Fudge of Santa Barbara and to the staff and administration of Santa Barbara High School, especially Vice Principal, Fred Razo. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Santa Barbara Humane Society or to a charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 24th at Welch-RyceHaider Funeral Chapel, 450 Ward Drive in Santa Barbara beginning at 1:30 PM. To facilitate planning, kindly email mhuth66@aol.com with your interest in attending by June 20th.

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hank you, Governor Brown, for leading the state of California in a direction that will provide leadership for our nation against the Trump/Bannon medieval notions about our planet’s changing climate. Keep up the good fight. We Californians are behind you! We know the world is not flat and that climate change is real. Thank God that Trump and Bannonites were not around when the move toward hydraulic mining was banned in California over a century ago. These deniers of good science would have crusaded to save a dying gold and silver mining industry, even as it was destroying the growing farming industry in our great Central Valley. Silt was clogging our major rivers and sources of mountain waters! The real California gold rush has come from that research that led to the scientific farming of our Central Valley. It has fed millions across our grand nation, and worldwide, with fresh produce every year since. This fight now is much, much bigger, with far more disastrous consequences for generations to come if it is lost. Thanks, Governor, for leading California again toward being a pioneer in science-based resource use, and all the jobs that is creating! — Paul Petrich Jr., Santa Barbara

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have good news for cat and dog owners. It presently costs as much as $700 to have a small pet’s teeth cleaned. Due to the expense, many pet owners have stopped the practice, though you cannot have a healthy pet with dirty or decaying teeth. Pus from under the gums drips into its system daily, often causing heart disease and an increase in veterinarian visits. The Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society in Buellton is now cleaning teeth three days per week for all pets at prices that start at $175, plus an additional fee for tooth — Hazel Mortensen, Solvang extractions.

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s your June 1 “Nukes of Hazard” cover story makes clear, informed opinion from multiple sources speaks for the unreliability of the $40 billion Groundbased Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. Its main defenders are those who have a vested interest in the program — Raytheon, other missile contractors, and the Pentagon. One key item is missing from your article: North Korea’s repeated proposals to freeze its nuclear weapons and missiles systems if the U.S. would stop its threatening military maneuvers on North Korea’s borders (see Noam Chomsky’s interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now). Why are we not discussing this offer? You quote a spokesperson from the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance as saying that the GMD program, while imperfect, is “better than nothing.” I would argue that it is considerably worse than nothing. It wastes $40 billion of taxpayer money, provokes North Korea into beefing up its own defenses, lulls us into thinking this failed system might protect us, and — most dangerous of all — discourages a diplomatic solution. — Frankie Morris, Santa Barbara

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¶ Potential spoiler alert! After blaming Underwood in a reporter’s death-by-subway, the binge-watching Barney Brantingham corrects that to “someone else” in the crazily mixed-up House of Cards. ¶ Our Home & Garden feature on Alex Wyndham’s tiny homes should have stated that he hasn’t yet achieved his AIA, but he’s real close. ¶ The photo in last week’s Living story titled “Feline Fine at Cat Therapy” was taken by Catalina Esteves.

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Joseph 'Joe' Romo went to meet his Heavenly Father on May 30th, 2017 at the age of 44. Joseph was the first-born son of Victor and Rosie, he was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital March 7th, 1973. Joseph had four passions in his life, #1 was his love of the ocean and diving for lobsters and abalone; #2 was his love of the Beatles, ask him anything about them and you were likely to get more information than you wanted; #3 was his undying love for football, life was just not worth living after the Super Bowl until pre-season football started in August; #4 and the most important was the love and adoration for his daughter Ashley Rose. She was his heart, soul, his whole being. He loved her more than life itself. Joseph leaves behind Ashley, his daughter, his dad and mom Victor and Rosie, his brother Eric and wife Amanda, his sister Annie and husband Eric, his nephew Landin, and nieces Siena and Isabella, plus many aunts and uncles and cousins. A Funeral mass was said at St. Raphael Church Wednesday June 14th. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care in Joseph's name.

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Audrey L. Daun, beloved mother, grammy, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away at Brandel Hall in The Samarkand Retirement Community on June 3 at the age of 95. It was a long and fruitful life. Born in Gooding, Idaho, her parents Arthur and Bertha Harms moved to Salem, Oregon, where she spent her entire school career. She began working after graduation. While volunteering for the USO during WWII, she met the love of her life, Glenn Daun. They wed in 1944 before Glenn was shipped to France. They enjoyed being married for over 66 years, until Glenn passed away in 2010. Audrey worked for 30+ years for State Farm Insurance, in addition to raising their family and supporting Glenn in his music ministry. Audrey is survived by children Lowell Daun (Dorothy), Renee Kelleher (Mick), and Denise Anderson; granddaughters Rebecca Daun-Widner (Charlie), Stacey Owen (Mike), and Brittney Waddle (Billy); and great-grandchildren Willow DaunWidner, Ben and Emmett Owen, and Bryce, Blake, and Blaire Waddle. She took great joy in her family, and in watching the little ones grow. The entire family is very grateful for the loving care provided by the assisted living staff at Brandel Hall. They loved independent.com

Audrey and treated her like family. She loved them just as much, and she often told them “You are so good to me!” We also extend our gratitude to Visiting Nurse Hospice of Santa Barbara. Their loving and compassion was so present, and their care allowed Mom to journey home with more grace and ease. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, June 20 at 2:30 in the Brandel Hall Chapel at The Samarkand. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, 512 East Gutierrez, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 or The Samarkand Benevolent Care Fund, 2550 Treasure Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.

Jo-Anne Brown

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Jo-Anne Brown, born Jan 13, 1933 daughter of Jennie and Joseph Saul, died peacefully in her sleep the morning of June 7, 2017 in, Montecito California. JoAnne was a loving wife to Merle Brown and a loving mother of her three children, Kimberly Paley, Gary Brown and Greg Brown. Jo-Anne devoted her life to her husband, her children and her grandchildren. She was a passionate cook and spent her life with joy and laughter around friends and family, feeding, nourishing, inspiring and teaching. Her love of travel and exploration took her to many places with her husband, Merle, of 55 years. Before his passing in 2007, the two of them especially loved NYC theatre, restaurants, and art. Jo-Anne loved the ocean, beaches and the beauty of many sunsets around the world. She remained close to her High School friends as well as her "Connecticut Clan". Jo-Anne was born and raised in sunny Southern California. Later, she and Merle moved to Redding Connecticut where they lived the "East Coast" life for almost 20 years. To be near their children and family, they relocated to Santa Barbara in 1994. Most recently Jo-Anne resided at Casa Dorinda where she spent the remainder of her life. Jo-Anne is survived by her three children, five grand children (Luke Brown, Clinton Brown, Garrett Brown, Jordan Brown and Lauren Brown) and two great grandchildren (Lily Brown and Maverick Brown). A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in the Music Room at Casa Dorinda, from 1-4PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to one of the following organizations: Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care (805-965-5555) or the Casa Dorinda Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara (805-687-6065).

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suited up and power walked with friends Kohl Christensen, Ben Wilkinson, and Grant Washburn just northward of the Grom Stoke break. With biblical thunderclaps, the heaving waves far Andrews’s big-wave focus grew from a foundation built duroutside detonated monstrously against the subtidal reef. The ing his formative years dedicated to Santa Barbara’s relatively four men waited for a lull before jumping from a rocky shelf smaller surf. He caught his first wave at Hammond’s when he was 11, on a seven-foot Channel Islands single-fin his big into the violently swirling whitewash. “You have to time it brother Blake spotted sticking out of a dumpster. just right, or a wave will wash you back into the rocks, and that’ll ruin your day,” Andrews “Who knew it would go this far?” said Blake, said. “It’s pretty hectic.” now 47, who runs Presidio Commercial After a 20-minute paddle — durReal Estate in Santa Barbara. Growing ing which they had to abandon their up, he remembers little Ben playing Santa Barbara tennis and basketball, “but once he boards five or six times to dive Surfer got a taste of surfing, everything under rumbling mountains of whitewater— they made it to the whitewater revolved around the ocean.” Their takeoff spot, what surfers call the mother, Gail, remembered havrides 53-Foot Wave ing lineup, nearly a quarter mile off offa hard time keeping the boys and Wins $50,000 shore. About 50 surfers were in the at the dinner table whenever the water, and at least a dozen support waves were up, adding, “But I loved by Keith Hamm vessels, from Jet Skis mounted by resand admired their passion.” When he cue watermen to charter boats loaded was 15, Ben got a cheap aluminum skiff, with photographers. It was the day after which he’d launch from the beach at GaviDonald Trump became president, but Andrews ota for surf missions deeper west toward Point doesn’t remember anybody injecting the heady scene Conception,“where I got a taste of the bigger juice,” he with political commentary. “We were too busy keeping our said.“Ben was always full of energy and a sense of adventure,” Elizabeth, his sister, said, fondly remembering pennies on the eye on the horizon,” he said. In the dangerous pursuit of riding big waves, any distrac- railroad tracks and chocolate shakes from the old Miramar tion can mean the difference between life and death. For Hotel. “He was a really fun kid.” Andrews, 40, taking on giant waves with regularity was like Andrews surfed the Rincon Classic a handful of times learning to surf all over again.“It’s technically very challeng- and, if memory serves, made the finals twice. Reflecting now, ing,” he explained. “You have to harness the energy of this he brings up the stark contrast between his Santa Barbara huge wall of moving water that could kill you and finesse surf path and today’s media-driven spectacle of competithe board through the water, almost like a ballet dance, tive surfing: “The people I looked up to had a real humble, staying light on your feet to deal with any bumps let-your-surfing-do-the-talking vibe. They just surfed really along the face of the wave — because you really well and never tooted their own horn. These days it’s been don’t want to fall.” sort of awkward for me because surfers are already posting their good waves on Instagram before they even get out of the water. I learned to be humble about my surfing, and I try to hold onto those older values and inspirations.” (Andrews’s Instagram account has just one post, dated February 11, 2015.) Andrews attended Crane Country Day School and graduGONE FISHIN’: Andrews with a ated from Santa Barbara High School, where he kept his rainbow trout caught on a #18 grades up and sang tenor with the Madrigal Singers. He said barbless hook (and released) on he learned a lot about discipline from Phyllis Zimmerman, the Missouri River, 2014. Says mom: “We went to a reservoir then the group’s director. He also played drums in a heavy in Colorado when Ben was very metal outfit, just for kicks. After high school, he concentrated young, and he caught his limit on fisheries biology, with a minor in economics, earning a before naptime.” degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2002. A few years

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n the two and half hours it takes to drive to the better the keen forbearance with which Planet Earth Carrizo Plain, you go back in time about 300 tolerates members of the Homo sapiens cult. years. Maybe 10,000, should you be lucky enough Even at 246,000 acres, the Carrizo Plain National to check out the Chumash pictographs and rock Monument qualifies as a small but significant rempaintings, said to be some of the most dazzling on nant of what was once one of the world’s great grassthe planet. Reservations are required, by the way, and lands — an American Serengeti — that for many for good reason. Back in the 1920s, many of the rock millennia defined California’s San Joaquin Valley. paintings were vandalized by gun-toting visitors who To preserve what’s left was the impetus behind forapparently believed the best way to appreciate native mer president Bill Clinton’s decision to designate it a national monument in 2001. But two months art was by shooting it. Such insanity aside, there’s something reassur- ago, President Donald Trump issued an executive ingly prehistoric about the Carrizo Plain. Big. Vast. order empowering Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke Immense. Sweeping, powder-blue skies. Oceanic to thoroughly review all 27 national monuments stretches of uninterrupted grasslands. The hills there that were designated since 1996 and span at least 100,000 acres to determine whether the existdon’t just roll; they roll their hips. They dance. They dip. There’s a geological friskiness ing boundaries be maintained, pared to the land, however quiet, that makes down, or eliminated altogether. That you want to play. It invites you to review is ongoing. get your nose up into the face of The national monument law the San Andreas Fault, which known as the Antiquities Act, runs along the back side of the created in 1906 at the instigation Is Small but Significant Remnant of Great monument. The sense of swelof then-president Teddy RoosG rass l a n ds evelt, gave the president power tering stillness—so overpowering—is in some ways a great to bypass Congress and unilaterby Nick Welsh optical illusion. ally protect wildlife and wilderness There’s only one main drive— treasures. Zinke, who claims to be an Soda Lake Road—that runs the length enthusiastic adherent of Teddy Roosof the valley floor, named after a globular evelt’s outdoors-loving tradition, has comlake with such a high alkaline content it looks packed plained that the amount of acreage being designated with snow. Maybe half of that 37-mile stretch is paved. has recently increased at an alarming rate. The drivability of the rest depends on when it last The Antiquities Act turned 111 on June 8, and to rained and what kind of vehicle you’re driving. To celebrate, Santa Barbara Congressmember Salud one side stands Caliente Mountain; to the other, the Carbajal mailed a stern letter to Zinke warning that Temblor Range. Both are best absorbed in the light of any effort to adjust the boundaries of Carrizo Plain dawn or dusk. The Temblors, in particular, have been National Monument “will be vigorously opposed.” carved and sculpted over time; all that detail dances “It’s a real-deal threat,” he later said, and he intends to meet with Zinke — whose wife grew up in Santa in the sway of evening shadows. The solitude and silence are all-enveloping. On Barbara and whose family owns property here — to the low end of the subliminal sound spectrum is the discuss the matter. The boundaries for Carrizo Plain, cotton candy thrum of wind, nonstop and ubiquitous. Carbajal said, had been carefully vetted and an enviOn the higher end is the zing of passing flies — sharp ronmental review conducted well before Clinton’s and stinging— stinging drawn by the occasional cow patties. executive action. Congressmember Lois Capps — Then there’s the silence of the big ropey waves of heat Carbajal’s predecessor— predecessor had introduced legislation rolling through. Somehow, the enormous All This- in 1999 to declare the Carrizo Plain a national monuness of the Carrizo Plain does not crush the spirit. ment. Although that bill failed, it had been endorsed It does not suggest— suggest as other vast places do —“You by Republicans Jerry Lewis and Bill Thomas, who do not matter.” Instead, this landscape — uncompro uncompro-- represented Kern County, where large portions of the misingly austere — somehow manages to be invitinvit- Carrizo Plain are located. Carbajal cited that biparbipar ing. Hang out. Visit. But upon departure, understand tisan support in his letter to Zinke. He also cited the

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later, he moved to the Bay Area. That’s when his old friend Gabe Venturelli arranged a special mission. “We both had that childhood dream of scoring Maverick’s,”Venturelli said. “I finally got the boards and the balls, and it all came together. We each got a handful of waves — 40-foot faces. When you’ve been surfing your whole life and you’re finally out there [at Maverick’s]—even if you’re scared shitless — you’re going to go for it. We were both going full force that day.” Since then, Andrews has made a point of surfing Maverick’s as much as possible, paddling out alone and gaining respect among the old guard over the years. He’s had his fair share of scares: a torn ACL, wave hold-downs that had him seeing stars. Unlike many big-wave hellmen, Andrews doesn’t train like a soldier, doesn’t jump the red-eye to Hawai‘i or Mexico to meet monster swells, and doesn’t even exude an over-the-top machismo. “I do have a competitive edge in me,” he said. “I mean, I very much want to win at Ping-Pong. But I’m not out trying to win big-wave awards. That’s totally not me. I just surf, and I’m on the ocean all the time. I think that familiarity plays in my favor.” It doesn’t hurt, either, that he stays in shape lugging around 80-pound traps while commercial fishing for Dungeness crab, aside from his full-time Bay Area harbormaster job.

When surfers say Maverick’s is deadly, they mean it literally. In 1994, a sizable but not giant Maverick’s wave drowned living big-wave legend Mark Foo, who had flown in from his native Hawai‘i for his first-ever experience with the cold-water beast. Then in 2011, Maverick’s claimed 35-year-old Sion Milosky, also from Hawai‘i and regarded among the very best big-wave surfers on the planet. Andrews had met him a few nights before at the Half Moon Bay pub where all the surfers hung out, and they had chatted for a while. Two days later, when Andrews paddled into the lineup, a smiling Milosky greeted him like an old friend. “I hooted for Sion as he took off on his last wave,” remembered Andrews, who didn’t realize what had happened until he made his way to the beach 30 minutes later. He saw rescuers, who had pulled Milosky from the 53-degree water, administering FORMATIVE YEARS: Ben CPR. Andrews knelt down beside the Andrews down the line at body and began rubbing his chest and Miramar, the early days of the young man who’d become, speaking into his ear, encouraging him according to a close friend, “a to come back, but Milosky was gone. low-key, passionate soul surfer.” “Sometimes I think Sion is part of the reason for some of the waves I’ve caught,” Andrews said. “He’s up there cheering me on.” Indeed, a force of nature shone brightly on Andrews that morning last November.“That day was really rogue,” he remembered,“just waves all over the place and tons of people out.”Andrews caught a smaller one almost off the bat, just to get the blood pumping. Then about 40 minutes later, an especially big lump appeared on the horizon. Andrews could see it a mile off, and as it approached, he wasn’t sure if he was in the right spot to catch it clean. But when it swung a bit wider, he found himself in the direct path of the bull. “It was a gamble,” he said. “I knew it could turn out to be the worst wipeout of my life, but I thought, ‘Well, I gotta go for it and just commit.’ ” That’s precisely what he did, digging hard strokes before popping to his feet as the mountain of cold ocean jacked up vertically, sending him airborne for a split second during the long slide down the wave face. After a few turns in good form, Andrews rode the wave’s diminished

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economic benefit to surrounding communities from the increased tourism generated by Carrizo Plain. The same day Carbajal sent his letter, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra— Becerra one of Carbajal’s political mentors—delivered an 11-page ultimatum declaring that the president lacks the constitutional authority to repeal or change a national monument once it’s been designated. That power, he declared, resides exclusively with Congress. Should Trump — or Zinke — seek to modify the boundaries of any of California’s six national monuments, he vowed swift legal action. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris also wrote Zinke a spirited letter defending the six national monuments designated in California under the federal Antiquities Act, including the Carrizo Plain. They argued that all six designations arose out of strong bipartisan planning efforts and extensive collaboration among the federal, state, and local stakeholders and interest groups. Neil Havlik, a longtime member of Friends of the Carrizo Plain and an urban planner by profession, takes seriously the potential threat posed by the executive order, but his concerns are more nuanced. Oil companies hold claims on about half the monument’s acreage, he said, but that’s hardly new. Multiple efforts to find black gold have ended with dry holes. A small amount of oil is currently being pumped out of the Russell Ranch, located within the monument boundaries, and there’s an application to expand development. But all that, Havlik said, falls within the management plan painfully hammered out about 10 years ago by competing interests with a stake in the plains. Roger Gambs, a longtime champion of the Carrizo Plain, said the executive action “does not bode well” for an ecosystem that’s home to 70 animal species that have been designated as rare, threatened, or endangered by state or federal agencies and 36 species of plants that are similarly designated. Until the 1980s, much of the monument was owned by Oppenheimer Industries, headquartered in Oklahoma and operated mostly as a tax shelter for well-heeled investors looking to offset their wealth for tax purposes. After the company founder died in the 1980s, the Nature Conservancy— Conservancy working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and California Department of Fish and Game — began acquiring chunks of Carrizo land. After Clinton declared it a national monument in 2001, the really hard part— part fashioning a management plan — began in earnest. The first administrator for the BLM, Marlene Braun, sought to cut back grazing, which put her at serious cross purposes with those up the political food chain who had been appointed by then-president George W. Bush. Famously, in 2005, Braun shot herself after first killing her two dogs. The Carrizo management strife contributed significantly. Although it took years for that dust to settle, a management plan was finally adopted, and today, grazing is the key tool by which the biomass of grasslands is maintained. Cows are allowed, but their feeding is calibrated to allow grazing space for other species. Ironically, the most immediate impact of the management plan was the disappearance of the iconic sandhill cranes whose annual mass migration to Soda Lake was spectacular. Every year, bird watchers thronged to watch as thousands of cranes arrived. Attracting the cranes, it turned out, were the nearby barley fields that had been dry-farmed in the valley bottom. When the management plan phased out the barley, the cranes were forced to seek nourishment elsewhere. As a result, the cranes no longer reign mainly on the Carrizo Plain. As far as Havlik’s concerned, the Carrizo Plain is just fine as it is. “It’s big. It’s remote. There’s a quality of serenity you get from being there,” he said. “You go out there, and you n look around and just go, ‘Wow!’”


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Victory at Sea Cont’d from p. 23 shoulder to safety. The whole ride lasted about 20 seconds, imbuing Andrews with a singular elation — part stoke, part humility. “When I catch a wave like that, it’s such a bigger thing than just me,” he said. “Everything’s coming together, and for some reason, I was in that little piece of ocean and able to catch it. It was just an awesome experience, like a gift from somebody I’ve lost in my life or that feeling of being closer to God, I guess.” It also earned him that cool 50 grand — $20,000 for winning the World Surf League’s Big Wave Award for Biggest Paddle (for catching a wave the old-fashioned way, as opposed to being towed in by a Jet Ski) and $30,000 for runner-up in the Ride of the Year category. The worldwide contest is a yearlong event where videos and photos of standout waves are submitted. A panel of surf photographers and editors, past winners, and living legends select a handful of nominees. While categories such as the best tube or worst wipeout are judged subjectively, Andrews’s Biggest Paddle win was determined by carefully measuring the wave’s size, accounting for camera angle, lens distortion, and Andrews’s height while crouched in position. His wave was calculated at 53 feet tall. No other contestant had successfully ridden a wave that size. Andrews won unambiguously — hands down. The whole family and a grip of good buddies accompanied Andrews to the

Back to Work After that big one, Andrews paddled back to his spot and waited patiently for another. Dozens of waves plowed through, but between the crowd and his own highly tuned wave preference, Andrews stayed put. After a few more hours, he called it a day, catching a smaller one part way in, then paddling for shore. On the way, a wall of whitewater overtook him, snapped his leash, and carried his board toward the beach. He swam the rest of the way. Near the harbor mouth, he retrieved his board — a nine-foot, six-inch “gun,” shaped by Randy Cone, a Goleta native now living in the Santa Cruz Mountains — it was remarkably unscathed. Andrews headed home to get cleaned up and wolf down some calories before work. He showed up 10 minutes early for his 5 p.m.-3 a.m. shift, still very much buzzing and glowing, grateful for the day he just had in the water and for the generous shiftswap offered up by his coworker. “I owe him one,” he thought. n

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awards ceremony, held this year on April 29 in Huntington Beach. “It was like the Academy Awards,” remembered Andrews’s dad, Robert, a lawyer in Santa Barbara for the past 50 years.“There was the red carpet and the whole nine yards. And when they opened the envelope and called his name, we all jumped up screaming.”

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update on their efforts to secure and decommission Platform Holly and the Ellwood Beach Pier facilities, share updates on efforts to ensure that the facilities are secured and safe and do not pose a risk to public health and safety or the environment, and answer questions from the community in the wake of Venoco “quitclaiming” the Ellwood platform. 6-9pm. Council Chambers, Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Dr., Ste. B, Goleta. Free. Call (916) 574-1800.

6/15: Sketching in the Galleries: Icons Artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch from original works of art in You Are Going on a Trip: Modern and Contemporary Prints from the Permanent Collection under guidance from museum teaching artists. All materials are provided, and reservations are required. 5:30-6:30pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 884-6457. sbma.net

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Thursday 6/15 6/15: The Botanical Treasures of Santa Cruz Former S.B. Botanic Garden herbarium curator Steve Junak will speak on the botanical treasures that set Santa Cruz Island apart from the rest of the Channel Islands. 7-8:30pm. Pritzlaff Conservation Ctr., S.B. Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. Free.

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6/15: Sunset Sips Sip on area-made wine, munch on hors d’oeuvres, ride a trolley, and feed a giraffe, all while taking in stunning sunset views atop the zoo’s scenic hilltop. 5-7pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. $30. Ages 21+. Call 962-5339.

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6/15: Zaca Fire 10-Year Anniversary Author and wildlife historian Ray Ford will reflect on the wildfire that started on July 4, 2007, and burned through the summer. Ford will trace the fire’s path through S.B. backcountry, as well as provide historical context through other fires that have occurred in the past century. 6:30pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5641.

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6/15: Healthy Living Tips for Seniors Internist Dr. Todd Engstrom will share practical, proven tips to optimize wellness through exercise and healthy food choices. Reservations are required. 10:30am. The Samarkand, 2550 Treasure Dr. Free. Call (877) 231-6284.

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6/15: IMPROVology Enjoy a live, family-friendly mashup of science and comedy where animal experts share stories that morph into improv comedy skits created by members of L.A.’s Impro Theatre company. KEYT’s John Palminteri, KLITE’s Catherine Remak, and the audience will act as judges at this performance themed “Mountain Lions, Stinging Insects, and Evolutionary Traits.” Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 7:30pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. $12-$15. Call 962-5339.

Friday 6/16 6/16: All HALE! Rock ’n Roll Former Capitol Records president Hale Milgram has carefully curated an evening of quips and clips from his extensive archives for a visual musical journey complete with rare concert footage, insider stories, and commentary. 6:57pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $17.50. Call 963-0761.

6/17: Summer Solstice Spinners Kids can unleash their inner eco artist at this hands-on workshop where they will create vibrant, colorful spinners made from reused materials to hang in the backyard all summer long. 10am. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 884-0459 x13.

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6/16: Fitness Friday: Intro to Self-Defense + Fitness Join S.B. Krav Maga for a confidence-boosting fitness class where you’ll learn self-defense techniques, tips, and tricks and have the chance to win $100 in Brookstone and studio raffle prizes. 10:30-11:30am. Paseo Nuevo Upper Terrace, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 900-7385.

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6/17: Opening Reception: Someday I’ll Take Art For years gallerygoers have said, “Someday I’ll take art.” This teacher/student exhibition is the perfect opportunity to take home a work of art at a reasonable price. The exhibit shows through July 12. 4-6pm. The C Gallery, 466 Bell St., Los Alamos. Free. Call 344-3807.

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6/16: STEAMworks: The Puppet Musical Join Friends of the Buellton

6/17: Artist Reception: Ten Years in the Making Join artist Nancy Yaki for wine and cheese paired with paintings made over the course of a decade of creative change with an unchanging animistic perception. 2-4pm. Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Rm., 1520 E. Chestnut Ct., Unit A, Lompoc. Free. Call 736-9032. flyinggoatcellars.com/news

Library for its summer social with an original production from Noteworthy Puppets about a boy and girl who create competing entries to win a trip to Space Camp as part of the fictional Build a Better World Science Fair. 4-4:45pm. Buellton

6/20: Lewis Watts The Ojai Photo Club hosts this internationally known DaviD H. Collier

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Fiesta Ranchera Celebrate Fiesta in the Good Land with wine, beer, delicious appetizers, and desserts from area wineries, breweries, and chefs. Enjoy performances by guitarist Tony Ybarra and the 2017 Spirit of Fiesta and Junior Spirit before dancing underneath the stars to the music of Area 51. 5-10pm. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. $45-$80. Ages 21+. Call 962-8101. tinyurl.com/FiestaRanchera2017

6/15: Third Thursday Studio: Ceramic Creatures Pinch, sculpt, and design your own quirky creature out of air-dry clay in a method inspired by the playfully quaint ceramics on view in the Free Play exhibition. 6-8pm. Art Lab, Museum of Contemporary Art S.B., 653 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 9665373. tinyurl.com/CeramicCreatures

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photographer, archivist, and educator for a talk titled Documenting the Cultural Landscape. His photos document the paths of African Diaspora in the Deep South, the Caribbean, and the refugee camps of northern France, analyzing how cultures survive through times of mass migration. 7pm. Kent Hall, Help of Ojai’s Little House, 111 Santa Ana St., Ojai. Free. Call 646-8405. ongoing: Splendors of Oaxacan Art/Esplendores del Arte Oax Oaxaqueño View art from the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxac, known

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for its hand-made alebrije figures, brightly colored miniature interpretations of real and imaginary animals. The exhibit shows June 17-October 17. Casa Delores, 1023 Bath St. Free. Call 9631032. casadolores.org

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6/15-6/17: Juggler David Cousin This hilarious and awe-inspiring juggling act will delight children and adults alike. Enjoy an ice cream social with Friends of the Library at Solvang and Montecito locations. Thu.: 10:30-11:30am; Library Lawn, Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Dr., Solvang; 688-4214. 4-4:45pm; Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Ana-

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Science on Site: Intertidal Touch Pool Learn about sea stars, sea cucumbers, urchins, and more at a mobile intertidal touch pool led by staff aquarists. 11am-2pm. Marine Hall, S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. Free-$12. Call 682-4711 x170. sbnature.org

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Did you know that in Santa Barbara County alone, 84 percent of children (34,000) who receive free or reduced-priced lunches during the school year don’t receive any meal assistance during the summer? Picnic in the Park offers free nutritious meals, activities, and enrichment opportunities to all children ages 1-18 in our county, Monday through Friday, during the summer to ensure that summer is fun for all kids in our county. Visit the website for breakfast and dinner information and North County locations. Los niños y los jóvenes pueden comer una comida nutritiva y gratuita. No hay requisitos de ingresos ni de documentos. Tampoco se necesita registrar para poder participar. Cualquier niño de 18 años o menos puede recibir un almuerzo gratis, lunes hasta viernes. Las comidas se sirven por orden de llegada. Visite el sitio web para obtener información sobre el desayuno y la cena y la información de North County. Call 967-5741. endsummerhunger.org/find-a-lunch

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stroll, or run up the hill to Shoreline Park to reduce the stigma of perinatal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, anxiety and OCD, PTSD, psychosis, and more. Funds raised will cover follow-up visits from nurses with Welcome Every Baby, a home-visiting program for families that show signs of prenatal mood and anxiety disorders. 9am. Leadbetter Beach, Shoreline and Loma Alta drs. Donation.

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Possibilities, Dreams & Actions Watch characters live life powerfully as they expand their realm of possibility by taking action to make their dreams come true through dance styles encompassing hip-hop, burlesque, and jazz funk from the Dance with Harout Performance Company. 8pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $30-$40. Call 963-0408. centerstagetheater.org

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is necessary for this four-week program led by a registered marriage and family therapist intern and certified yoga teacher. Teens will learn how to navigate the tricky transitions of adolescence and befriend their bodies through yoga practice in a positive environment. The series runs through July 7. 10-11:15am. Yasa Yoga Studio, 22 W. Mission St., Stu. 2. $100. Ages 12-18. Call 364-3182.

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James Adams, of the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, for a workshop dedicated to the medicinal benefits of a wide variety of native plants. Take a slow-paced stroll around the park to identify medicinal plants, and then head to a community kitchen to test herbal recipes. 9am4pm. Cluff Vista Park, 324 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. $75. Call 646-6281.

Create or continue a Father’s Day tradition at the “Jewel of the Gaviota Coast.” Pitch your tent in the Hollister Family Meadow, hike scenic trails, and then return to camp to eat barbeque, enjoy live music, and gather ’round the campfire for stargazing and s’mores. Noon. Arroyo Hondo Preserve. $50-$100. Call 966-4520.

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Pick up a copy of this author’s debut novel, Mad Mischief, the story of a woman’s extraordinary journey into sub-Saharan Africa to confront her internal and external demons. Enjoy refreshments and a reading of the book by Richard Mineards of the Montecito Journal. 3-5pm. Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 E. Valley Rd., Ste. 52. Free. Call 969-4977.

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Buddy Walk Festival Join the Down Syndrome Association of S.B. County for its annual festival featuring live entertainment from Teen Star contestants and magician Bob Fitch, a vendor fair, games, a silent auction, a raffle, and arts and crafts in celebration of and to raise awareness and funds for those affected by Down syndrome. 11am-3pm. Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free-$25. Call 886-4411. tinyurl.com/BuddyWalkFestival perform dance numbers in tap, jazz, break dancing, contemporary, and more styles. The show runs through June 24. 7pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $13-$20. Call 963-0408. centerstagetheater.org

6/17: Summer Kick-Off Party Help the library kick off its Summer Reading Program with a celebration in the park featuring a 3D Makerspace printer, parachute games, bubbles, and many other familyfriendly activities. 10am-noon. Kid’s World, Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St. Free. Call 962-7653. sbplibrary.org

6/17: We the Beat: Summer nights on the Water Watch the sun set aboard the Condor Express with friends new and old while listening to music with the hippest crowd in town. The party meets at the harbor and sails for two hours with a cash bar. 6:308:30pm. Condor Express, S.B. Harbor, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd. $25-$30. Ages 21+. Call (702) 717-1115.

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sunday 6/18 6/18: Domingo Walking Tour This weekly walking tour strolls through architectural delights such as La Arcada Court, hidden courtyards, the Arlington and Granada theaters, and more to highlight historic architecture built before and after the 1925 earthquake. 10-11:30am. Courtyard, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Donation: $10. Call 965-6307.

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Haiku: Art as Poetry for the Eye Artists Morgan Green and Tome de Walt showcase paintings inspired by the art of Japanese poetry. The exhibit shows through June 30. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-7517.

ongoing: takepart I makeart: arte para todos The vibrant, geometric, hard-to-miss public art exhibition makes its next stop atop the bluffs of this park overlooking the ocean. The exhibit shows through July 5. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Free. Call 966-5373 x108. mcasantabarbara.org ongoing: Ojai Invitational 2017: California Space & Light This collective of artists creates unique relationships with illumination, dimension, texture, and shape to question and appreciate the Californian experience of light and space. A portion of art sales will benefit Ojai’s Carolyn GlasoeBailey Foundation. The exhibit shows through July 2. Porch Gallery Ojai, 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. Free. Call 620-7589. porchgalleryojai.com ongoing:

Aspengold Artist Michael Kessler’s newest exhibition combines nature and structure with soft cream and bright golden colors to achieve a sense of wholeness. The exhibit shows through June 25. Artamo Gallery, 11 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 568-1400.

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6/19: Becca Stevens, Emily Elbert Rising artist Becca Stevens draws on elements of pop, indie rock, jazz, and folk in her new album Regina, a tribute to strong women in literature, history, and her personal life: Ophelia, Venus, Elizabeth I, and Stevens’s grandmother. Singer/songwriter Emily Elbert, with her old-soul voice and funk-folk blend, will open the set. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com 6/16-6/18: Live Oak Music Festival For two days, the tranquil Live Oak Campground will transform into a lively music festival featuring a varied lineup of musicians, food concessions, arts and crafts booths, and a slew of daytime activities for small children. Live Oak Campground, 4600 Hwy. 154. Free-$185. Call 781-3030. Read more on p. 51.

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6/17: The Six Sevens, Arlington, Sanderlings Rock out with this trio of up-and-coming pop-punk bands with a surf-rock influence. 8:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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6/20: Fauré Piano Quartet Music Academy of the West faculty, guest artists, and academy fellows will perform a Beethoven quintet for piano and winds, Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 2, and a world premiere from Jeremy Turner. Enjoy a postperformance reception in the theater’s outdoor courtyard for food, drinks, and musical discourse. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Free-$46. Call 963-0761.

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6/21: Peter Bradley Adams Formerly one half of the duo Eastmountainsouth, this Brooklyn-based songwriter has released a number of solo albums drawing on Americana, folk pop, and ambient genres. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15-$18. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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45th S.B. Writers Conference Aspiring writers can attend the full conference or pick and choose from varied workshops open to the public. Hear from a panel of literary agents for advice on finding a publisher; listen to talks from acclaimed authors Fanny Flagg, David Brin, Leslie M.M. Blume, and others; or sit in on a panel celebrating four forms of writing. The conference continues through June 23. Visit the website for the complete schedule. Hyatt Centric S.B., 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Workshops: $10 each; conference: $650. Call 568-1516. sbwriters.com

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ukulele Jim Ukulele Jim will perform songs just for kids to tap toes and sing along to. Tue.: 10:30-11:30am; Community Hall, Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd.; 969-5063. Wed.: 6-6:45pm; Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Dr., Solvang; 688-4212. Free. sbplibrary.org

Tuesday 6/20 6/20: Bug Out Tuesdays: underwater Bugs Join Christine Melvin, museum naturalist and entomologist, for an exploration into the amazing world of aquatic insects. Collect and identify an insect from Mission Creek or the museum’s “bug bucket” for a truly hands-on learning experience. 11am-2pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. Free$12. Call 682-4711 x170. tinyurl.com/

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of show and tell with Marcia Orland, who has set out on a mission to help families stay connected through celebrating and sharing treasured memories. Bring a treasured possession, and tell the story of what it means to you. 6-7pm. Community Hall, Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd. Free. Call 969-5063 x101.

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6/20: Death and Cupcakes Talk openly about death, end-of-life issues, and the celebration of life over a slice of cake in this comfortable group setting every third Tuesday of the month. 1-2pm. Hospice of S.B., 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100. Free. Call 563-8820.

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Wednesday 6/21 6/21: Solarize S.B. Workshop Join the effort to “solarize” S.B. County with the help of the Community Environmental Council. Learn the benefits of solar energy and how to set up solar panels hassle-free with special discounted pricing for qualified homeowners. 6pm. Rm. 1, Goleta Valley Community Ctr., 5679 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 963-0583. solarizesb.org 6/21: Show and Tell for Grownups

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partner for an all-day bridge tournament for extra points, food, and prizes. Tickets are pre-sold and can be purchased at the center or by calling Annetta Patrick. Proceeds from the day will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter. 8am-9pm. S.B. Bridge Ctr., 2255 Las Positas Rd. $5/game. Call 705-2469.

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6/17-6/18, 6/21: Figueroa Mtn. Brewing Co. sat.: The Rawhides, 7-10pm. sun.: Bryan Titus, 3-6pm. Wed.: Singer/Songwriter Night, 6:309:30pm. 137 Anacapa St., Unit F. Free. Call 694-2252. figmtnbrew.com

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June is National Camping Month, and for many families across Southern California, there is no better place to camp than Lake Cachuma. With water levels higher after a mercifully rainy winter, this summer will be the best we’ve had in years to enjoy the reservoir’s bounty of recreational activities. Arrive early at the lake to enjoy the cooler, often misty temperatures of the morning. Start your day at 10 a.m. with a Cachuma Lake Nature Walk, where an S.B. County park naturalist will guide you around the plants and animals that call Cachuma home. On Saturday around lunchtime, kids who love

the environment can earn a badge with the help of a naturalist in the Junior Ranger Program. Take the sunnier afternoon to embark on an always engaging two-hour wildlife cruise, where you may spot eagles or even condors. Weekends feature nighttime fun, too, with the first fireside movie night of the summer on Friday, June 23 (and another the next Friday, June 30), plus live music from the Bob Bishop Band on Saturday, June 24. Dive in for more info and activities at sbparks.org. —Richie DeMaria

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Wild Pigs and Butt shots An edited excerpt from The Island: Reminiscences of Twentieth Century Ranching on Santa Rosa Island Island, now for sale on Amazon.com and at Chaucer’s Books (3321 State St.).

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t was late afternoon and just starting to get dark when we jumped a big boar coming along the road at the top of Soledad Mountain. We got our rifles out; Uncle Bill was to the left of me and so was the hog, so I let him shoot first. He made a good shot and the pig ran across the road to the right and into a swale. Uncle Bill put his rifle back into the scabbard, mounted up, and rode over to make sure the pig was dead. He was also pack-ing a brand new semi-automatic .22 caliber pistol, which he’d been carrying in his holster and hadn’t used yet. As I was sitting on my horse about 50 feet away, my uncle rode just uphill from the pig and he pulled out his pistol to finish him off. He fired one shot and then he stuck the pistol back into the holster, but had trouble getting it back in. I could see him jerking the pistol up and down and then “Bang!”, it went off. With a confused look on his face, Uncle Bill nonchalantly pulled his hip over with his right hand to look at his butt, and said, “Goddamit, Pete, I shot myself in the ass.”

SHOTS FIRED: In his book, Pete Healey describes the quick-draw rancher life on Santa Rosa Island.

I started laughing, but he wasn’t kidding. Even though he never said a word, it must have hurt because he stood up in his stirrups most of the way home, which took a good five to six miles of trotting. Coming down Black Mountain, he told me not to tell anybody. Trying to control my giggling, I told him I wouldn’t. After I unsaddled the horses, I went up to the house to help my uncle with his wound. The bullet went through the outer part of his butt cheek, then struck the cantle of the saddle, and ended up in his boot. It was a clean wound, so I got a syringe full of hydrogen peroxide and pumped it through the upper hole and flushed it out the bottom. I kept my word and didn’t say anything to anybody, but when Uncle Bill came limping into the bunkhouse kitchen the next morning for coffee, I started laughing. My uncle was a good sport and told everybody what happened. From then on, he always referred to that pistol as his “ass shooting gun.” —Pete Healey

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Players from Texas and Texas Tech are on their way. But the Foresters will have to wait for five prospects from TCU and Cal State Fullerton who are playing in the College World Series. With 23 more home games on the Foresters’ home schedule, Pershing Park will be alive with the sound of baseball every weekend through July 20-23. ROYAL ROUNDUP: The girls of San Marcos High

earned some curtain calls at the end of the scholastic sports year. Hailee Rios and the Royals softball team made it all the way to the CIF Division 4 championship game, where an undefeated Buena squad proved to be too much. The Royals had two finalists in the CIF State Track and Field Championships: senior Erica Schroeder, making her third appearance in the 800-meter run — which she won as a sophomore — finishing sixth in a season’s best time of 2:09.53; and junior Allie Jones, seventh in the 100 hurdles.

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fans. They were bathed in sunshine for almost two hours, and then the lights kicked in — a feature lacking at UCSB’s diamond, the Foresters’ home for 26 previous years. Sales were brisk at the concession stands. Craft beer was dispensed at $5 a cup, and by the fifth inning, the keg was drained. Homegrown player John Jensen drove a long single into right center for the Foresters’ first hit. Jensen later finished off a triple in the fifth inning with a headfirst dive.“The dirt’s nice and soft,” Jensen said.Already, the club’s investment in improving the field — replacing the grass baselines with tons of new dirt — had paid off. The Foresters won again Saturday, shutting out the Long Beach Legends, 7-0, with six dominant innings from starting John pitcher Daniel Vasquez of Tennessee. But their staff is not at full strength, and on Sunday afternoon they went down to a 7-1 defeat at the hands of the Ventura 6/18: Baseball: Academy Barons at Santa Barbara Foresters After Pirates. nonleague games against Southern Nevada on Friday and Saturday, the Foresters “The cavalry is riding in soon,” said Bill will return to California Collegiate League action Sunday afternoon. The Barons Pintard, the Foresters’ manager who capirepresent the Compton-based Urban Youth Academy, sponsored by Major League talizes on Santa Barbara’s alluring climate Baseball to promote the sport among inner-city youths. Former major leaguer Kenny to assemble one of the nation’s strongest Landreaux, who ended his career with the Dodgers, is in his sixth year as coach of the collegiate wooden-bat ball clubs every Barons. 2pm. Pershing Park, 100 Castillo St. $3-$6. Visit sbforesters.org. summer.

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DOWN TO THE WIRE: Three runners battled it out in the final block of the women’s elite race during the 18th annual State Street Mile on June 4. A late surge by UCSB grad Tori Tsolis carried her to a new record of 4:22, rewarding her with a $1,000 bonus. The men’s elite race was won by Darius Terry, a UCSB assistant coach, in 3:54, as eight runners broke four minutes. ELITE EIGHT: San Marcos senior Kento Perera concluded

his prep tennis career by advancing to the CIF individual quarterfinals. Vanderbilt recruit Adam Sraberg of HarvardWestlake defeated the four-time Channel League champion, 6-3, 7-5. Perera will continue his education at Stanford. COACHING LEGENDS: As a UCSB basketball player, Gene Snyder scored the Gauchos’ first basket of the 1948-49 season against UCLA, in the Westwood debut of John Wooden as coach of the Bruins. Snyder, a true gentleman himself, went on to become a winning coach at Santa Barbara High and retired as the school’s principal. He died at

90 on May 26, and there will be a celebration of his life on August 27 at the Carriage Museum. … Bishop Diego High held a memorial last Sunday for Norris Fletcher, a coach who turned around the fortunes of the Cardinals football team in the 1990s. A fiery speech by Fletcher could make the most laid-back kid want to go out and tackle somebody. He n died at 84 in Alba, Texas.

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puts its fancy pants on one leg at a time. On June 25, those festive, fantastic trousers are going to be at the Bacara as it celebrates the first anniversary of the remake/remodel of its main restaurant Angel Oak with a party called One Under the Sun. Guests will get to feast on special dishes, enjoy drinks from local wineries and breweries, and take in our coastline from a gorgeous site. “We will have a wood-fire grill on the lawn with sliders, house-made porchetta, beer-can chicken, sweet corn salad, assorted flatbreads, a special ‘fryer’ station, assorted celebratory desserts, and more,” says Vincent Lesage, executive chef. “None of these items are on our regular menu. We are having fun with this event. It’s a special occasion to be adventurous and try new things while still representing [the] care and quality of our regular Angel Oak experience.” That regular experience can feature items like abalone from neighbor The Cultured Abalone, served with house-made angel hair pasta, rainbow chard, lemon beurre blanc, or local vegetables from Winfield Farm and Ellwood Canyon Farms. Chef Lesage says, “Our goal is to deliver the very best ingredients, and luckily for us, the best ingredients are found right here in our own backyard.” That local focus works for libations, too (don’t miss the Goleta emphasis)—at the party, one can sample drinks from Captain Fatty’s Craft Brewery, Cebada Vineyard, Draughtsmen Aleworks, Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, M.Special Brew Co., Pence Ranch, Solminer, The Brander Vineyard, and Third Window Brewing Co. “Angel Oak is more accessible than you might think,” Lesage points out. “It’s not only for special occasions. We have several locals who come to the bar, have a glass of wine or cocktail, and enjoy the ocean views. We love that!” Lesage also stresses, “This is just the beginning of many events that we have planned for locals.” — George Yatchisin

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at the Museum of Natural History 30 years ago, the walk-around tasting format was a bit of a novelty, so there wasn’t much competition from other events. Today, not a weekend goes by without the opportunity to enjoy a wine-soaked affair, so even this three-decade-old stalwart must continually assess how to stay a top ticket on the social calendar, as it remains one of the museum’s primary fundraisers of the year. For 2017, that meant adding “+ Food” to the festival’s official name, a recognition of how critical the culinary side of the equation has become. At this year’s fest on June 24, there will be 30 food purveyors including the new additions Loquita, The Bear and Star, Pico, and Corazon Cocina, among others. Popular returnees include Barbareño, Via Maestra 42, Industrial Eats, and Ca’ Dario, whose sage butter ravioli has reached legendary status over the years. “I’ve been to many wine festivals where there was either minimal food or the food booths were separate from the wineries and too crowded to get to,” explained Meridith Moore, the museum’s events manager and chair of the fest, who says that the food vendors are often treated as afterthoughts. “Because we believe in promoting every vendor at the festival, we want to honor our amazing food vendors and make sure the guests get to enjoy the tastes and also meet the chefs.” This year will also feature two popular components that were added in 2016 — Sparkling Way, a path full of tastings from a number of sparkling wine producers, and the Redwood Lounge, a VIP experience that allows guests to enter an hour earlier and experience private tastings from Margerum and Hilliard Bruce wineries. But while the additional bells and whistles may attract some new attention to the festival, it’s what hasn’t changed in 30 years that keeps dedicated fans coming back. First of all, it’s minutes from

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downtown Santa Barbara, which means walking or at least Uber distance for South Coast residents rather than having to figure out how to get to and from wine country safely and cheaply. Then there are the museum’s meandering trails through oak tree-shaded groves, which are much more charming and comfortable than the usual wine fest setting of a wide-open lawn or dirt lot. And finally, there are the wineries, all 50 of which are directly invited by Moore and her team. Though dominated by Santa Barbara brands, there are a few out-of-town participants, such as Tablas Creek from Paso Robles and De Paolo from Arroyo Grande, not to mention beer offerings from Third Window and Pure Order. But the real bonus is that many of Santa Barbara’s pioneers, such as Richard Sanford of Alma Rosa, Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat, and Bob Lindquist of Qupé, have personally participated in the event since its inception. They’re almost always holding court at their booths, often with older vintages to share hiding beneath the tablecloths. “I don’t do many tastings, but this one is special,” said Drake Whitcraft of Whitcraft Winery, whose late father, Chris, poured the first event. “It has more of a party feel while still having good tasters in the crowd.”

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ing to Santa Barbara or Goleta and that the location is unknown. Reader Alex says that Starbucks is building its new drive-through location on the vacant lot at the southeast corner of Turnpike and Calle Real, between In-N-Out Burger and IHOP. This information has not been confirmed, so it falls squarely under the “rumor” category for now. This is the same location where a sign was posted briefly two years ago that read: “John’s Burger and Mixed Use Development.” If this rumor is true, you will someday be able to cruise Turnpike for a Double-Double and Frappuccino without ever leaving your car. Perhaps IHOP will consider adding a drive-through so we can complete a mobile trifecta with buttermilk pancakes. LA HACIENDA UPDATE: Reader Fay gave me an

update about La Hacienda, which will soon be reopening at 298 Pine Avenue in Goleta. She said the doors were open at La Hacienda in Goleta recently and so she poked her head in to ask, “How soon is ‘coming soon’?” I am told that the lady inside doing cleanup said hopefully La Hacienda will open next week. THE POKÉ INVASION: In 2008, we experienced “The

Cupcake Invasion.” In 2009, we had “The Frozen Yogurt Invasion.” In 2011, “The Food Truck Invasion” rolled into the South Coast. Then 2014 was officially the year of “The Build-Your-Own Pizza Invasion.” It now appears that 2017 is the year of “The Poké Invasion,” as numerous poké restaurants have popped up or are scheduled to arrive soon. Reader Don got a sandwich recently at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches of Isla Vista when he noticed that another poké place is coming our way. I’m told that the name of the restaurant will be Pokirrito and that the address is 6530 Seville Road, the former home of Shave It Nation. PokeCeviche will be opening nearby on Pardall Road in addition to a new location in Paseo Nuevo. HiWi Tropical Fusion of Isla Vista opened in January and includes poké on the menu. PokeMee now serves the popular dish in Hollister Village Plaza, as does the new Big Eye Raw Bar in Santa Barbara Public Market and Kanaloa Seafood on Chapala.

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ters, the font growing and shrinking like some lunatic optician’s chart. While all the artists in the show reveal something sharp about their practice, Richard Ross applies the most pressure to his edge. He attributes the images on view to his father, an amateur photographer and admirer of the unclothed female form. Nearby, Nancy Gifford alludes to another set of “Crazy Times” with a large rear-view portrait of a faceless male, his back crisscrossed with the straps of a straitjacket and his bristly hair a dense and tactile forest of graphite strokes. It’s unsettling, and adds a dimension of human physicality to the more cerebral smaller works by Gifford on display in the gallery’s opposite corner. Taken together, these complex and intricately interrelated images, inspired in part by Leonard Cohen’s final admonition to “Make It Darker,” constitute a heartfelt artistic response to the hard political times that are upon us. As one of Gifford’s titles has it, we are looking at “Heaps of Trouble.” But that doesn’t mean we won’t make it through, and no one expresses that hopeful sentiment more fully— fully or more ruefully — than Maria Rendon. Her diptych painting on vellum is part of a series called “Two by Two,” and like the creatures on board Noah’s Ark, these lucky refugees shine from within with a life and a hope of their own.

derly Construct, puns on the idea that the work on display breaks the law, even if by “the law” we just mean the expectation that each of the eight artists involved will employ their usual “lawful” media and process. What’s exciting about the criminal connotation of “disorderly” is how far some are willing to go to achieve what the invite describes as an “unexpected edge.” For curator/participant Giuliana Mottin, who organized the show along with Hugh Margerum, the urge toward disorder results in something of a paradox, as her contribution, a painting called “In My Womb” from 2017, abandons the paint-drop drip technique of her “Daily Candy” series in favor of complex and elegantly crafted hard-edged abstraction in the manner of Frederick Hammersley and Stuart Davis. There’s paradox at work, as well, in the way that Hank Pitcher’s interest in classic Attic Greek “Heaps of Trouble” by Nancy Gifford and Roman ceramics led him to create small tiles and deck them with simpli- novel and drew his face over and over on its fied black and white images, details drawn pages from memory. Like a book read on from his familiar and large-scale full color a strange journey, the work is somehow at paintings. Pitcher’s ceramic surfers, beach once eerie and comforting. Across the space dogs, palm trees, and birds may have been and around the door, Linda Daniels has inspired by ancient Greece, but from another pinned hand-cut colored film to a wall drawangle they appear to have sprung from the ing in a sidelong, Lewitt-flavored homage punks of Venice Beach. Of course this is to Matisse. George Sanders commands the far from Pitcher’s first foray in a Dogtown- new-media niche to the right of the entrance adjacent direction — e.g., the high-contrast with an elegant projection describing plans black-and-white label he designed for Mr. he once made for works that don’t exist. The words flash on the gallery wall in white letZog’s Sex Wax.

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While audiences were first introduced to the story of for slating the musical, which ends the company’s the young woman who falls for a beast in Gabrielle2016-17 season. “This story hopes for and believes things that I hope for and believe … that beauty Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s story La belle et la is found within,” he said. “That who you are inside bête, published in 1740, it is Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s 1756 abridged version that is most is more important than your appearance. It’s also a commonly known. So familiar is it that nearly half story that says redemption is possible, even when a century later, Belle and her cursed beau continue you’ve made a horrible mistake.” to delight audiences, most notably in this spring’s The role of Beast will be played by Matt Koenig, live-action film adaptation from Disney. who received an Independent Theater Award for his In addition to the numerous celluloid iterations, side-splitting portrayal of Black Stache in PCPA’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher. Other Belle and Beast have graced the stage as well, Annali Fuchs as Belle and Matt Koenig as Beast including a Broadway run from 1994 to 2007. This familiar faces round out the cast, including George June, the fairy tale will unfold under the stars at the Solvang Festival Theater Walker (Gaston), Peter S. Hadres (Maurice), Andrew Philpot (Lumiere), and Kitty when PCPA presents the beloved musical. While the timing is obviously excellent Balay (Mrs. Potts). — folks have been enamored anew thanks to Emma Watson’s and Dan Stevens’s The musical runs June 15-July 2 at Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd Street, performances on the big screen — PCPA director Mark Booher had other reasons Solvang. Call 922-8313 or see pcpa.org. — Michelle Drown

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UCSB Art ArtSS & LeCtUre reSS 2017-18 SeASon Arts & Lectures (A&L) likes to start things off with a rush, and 2017-18 will be no exception. In the first 10 days of programming alone, audiences will get a chance to see six spectacular performances: Lila Downs (Sept. 27), Lang Lang (Oct. 1), Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Oct. 3), and Bill Murray (Oct. 6), as well as Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles (Oct. 4) and Samantha Bee (Oct. 5). Each of these shows represents the opening of an individual series within the larger scope of A&L’s offerings. For example, Bee is part of the Talking Heads series, which will also include Ira Glass, Trevor Noah, and Mike Birbiglia. Bill Murray and Lang Lang belong to the Marquee lineup, joining the Israel Philharmonic (Nov. 1), mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato (Apr. 15, 2018), and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (May 15, 2018) on that list. On the lectures side, A&L will introduce a new series called Speaking with Pico, which the writer/ moderator kicks off with novelist Zadie Smith (Oct. 11). Theater fans have a lot to look forward to, as well, with the West Coast debut of Michèle Anne De Mey and Jaco Van Dormael’s Charleroi Danses piece Kiss & Cry (Apr. 7-8, 2018). This innovative theater company from Brussels uses miniature sets and dancing fingers along with music and film to tell an emotionally charged story of love and loss. Later that month, the New York–based theater company Bedlam will arrive for a two-night stand, offering two separate programs: Trevor Noah George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan (Apr. 19, 2018) and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Apr. 20, 2018). Jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander, who made his Santa Barbara debut last year, returns with his trio (Apr. 29, 2018) and anchors a healthy dose of jazz that includes the Squirrel Nut Zippers (Mar. 1, 2018) and Arturo O’Farrill (May 17, 2018). The dance programming will be rich, with seven shows including everything from Balinese gamelan to French hip-hop. Studding the list of major companies are Pilobolus and the Mark Morris Dance Group, whose piece, Pepperland Pepperland, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Finally, three special events that seem likely to provide the kind of spiritual uplift that all of us crave these days are the following: Bill Murray, who teams up with a chamber trio for an evening of classic American poetry and song (Oct. 6); former U.S. VP Joe Biden (Oct. 21); and perennial holiday favorite Pink Martini (Dec. 2). For the complete 2017-18 UCSB Arts & Lectures season, visit artsandlectures.ucsb.edu. —Charles Donelan

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Fichot’s music — French tion aside, chanson also chanson infused with hints of has a rich history filled gypsy jazz and international with star power: Charles folk — has won the hearts of Aznavour and Édith Piaf, live audiences across the globe. to name a few. Given Critics aren’t immune to her the massive — and often enchanting sounds, either, specific-to-tradition — with praise for her discograexpectations we usually phy coming from L.A. Weekly, demand from practitioInternatIonal artIst BrIngs San Francisco Chronicle, and of established genres, Chanson style to lIve oak FestIval ners KCRW. Her two full-length does French chanson’s hisreleases—Le Chemin in 2007 tory give Fichot more to by Eugene Cheng and Le Secret in 2012—mainworry about? “Uh, no,” she tained the whimsical, spontaneously delight- replied with amusement. “I try not to overful tone that characterizes Fichot’s brand think it …. It’s easy to put pressure on yourself of chanson while allowing for occasional when you write, but I just write what I feel like detours into other genres. writing, what I like, things I want to express, However, she took the musical equivalent and hopefully people like it.” In fact, Fichot contends, the tradition of an extended vacation on the 2014 EP Dear Shanghai, capturing the popular sounds of of chanson allows for greater leniency in early-20th-century Shanghai. Of the seven experimentation and modernization. While tracks, the majority are covers of her favorite the classics are still revered, audiences leave tunes from that era; the rest, Fichot said, are enough head space for modern takes on originals composed “as if they were written French chanson to blossom. In particular, in the ’40s in Shanghai.” That style of music Belgian dance and hip-hop artist Stromae has is called shidaiqu, described as a mix of received comparisons to compatriot Jacques European-style jazz and Chinese singing. Her Brel, a mid-20th-century master chanteur. adoration for shidaiqu goes beyond aesthetic The essence of chanson is maintained and enjoyment. “It was not just about me singing expanded upon due to, not in spite of, modern Chinese songs,” Fichot explained. Due to production techniques and uncommon stylisShanghai’s international, specifically French, tic marriages. Fichot’s take on French chanson influence in its history, “there were a lot of is imbued with a similar air of creative associasimilarities between the music that influenced tion. Percussion is not just drums but includes my French chanson and this music from everyday household items, as well. Her tracks Shanghai,” she said. Even Fichot’s preferred are mixed in accordance to contemporary accordion shows up in both genres. So despite guidelines: less reverb on the vocals, more the familiarity her audience has with her tal- compression on the instrumentation. What’s next for the international, multiculents as a chanteuse, she ultimately concluded, tural singer and bandleader? The next album, “It felt right to do this album.” Parsing through Fichot’s bio, what’s most in continuation of Fichot’s consistent failure immediately striking is where her roots lie. to remain comfortably stagnant, will include The daughter of a French father and Chinese tracks sung in French, Chinese, and Spanish. mother, she is nevertheless accustomed to Her side project — composing music and occasional false assumptions about her race. sound effect for adventure-based video games “I do feel weird when people can’t recognize —will receive its due attention. In terms of that I’m part Asian; they just think I’m white. I more immediate goals: “I want to finish the don’t think I like it,” Fichot laughed.“I guess it’s game I’m working on now,” she said. “It’s always hard to place your identity when you’re pretty extensive. And I want to write at least mixed, but I think being of mixed heritage is five more songs that I can play with my band, kind of an identity of its own.” including one that’s not in French.” While others sometimes fail to identify her biracial heritage, Fichot herself underCatch Jessica Fichot and her went perceptual changes over the course band’s 11:20 a.m. performance of her musical journey. Growing up in the on Saturday, June 17, at the Live Oak Festival, Parisian suburbs, “I only wanted to play and which runs June 16-18, at Live Oak Camp (4600 write American music,” she said. Only after California 154). For more information, see graduating from Berklee College of Music liveoakfest.org. and moving to Los Angeles did Fichot fully

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has the chance to experience it. On “Peace of Mind,” for instance, the vocal harmonies backing up Tommy DeCarlo’s booming voice over the chorus were flawless. All parts that make up Boston — drums, guitars, keys, and everything else — were executed perfectly. In the second half of Boston’s consistently spectacular set, Scholz introduced a gentleman waiting in the wings who planned to propose to his girlfriend, Melissa, who was in the audience. The stage crew darted the spotlight through the crowd until she was found. Melissa went to the stage and said yes, and the newly engaged couple embraced while Pihl strummed the first chords on “Amanda.” The stage was set for DeCarlo to substitute the name referenced in the song with, maybe, another recently mentioned, three-syllable name? That would have propelled Boston’s S.B. show into almost unbelievable fantasy. For now, they remain just exceptionally good. —Eugene Cheng

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n online promo for Boston’s newest Hyper Space Tour states that the rock legends deliver song performances “faithful to their studio recordings.” After their show on Sunday, June 11, at the Santa Barbara Bowl, fans in attendance would consider that claim a massive understatement. Ironically, those studio recordings sound soothing, almost dreary, compared to the live versions’ searing-hot Tom Scholz energy and absurdly pinpoint musicianship. Backed by brand-new visual accompaniment that charmed and awed despite the occasional over-the-top silliness At the S.B. Bowl, (one scene depicted the Sun., Jun. 11. celestial journey of an electric-guitar-shaped spaceship), the band whipped the crowd into a state of fervor, proving that their face-melting capabilities have not diminished over their four-decade career. The nearly two-hour set contained all the expected hits, a few deeper cuts, and generous fillings of jams that transitioned between songs. Tom Scholz and Gary Pihl took turns peeling off organ and guitar solos that were huge and technically impressive. The highlight of their constant shredding was the harmonies they played off each other. Members of Boston have often proudly pointed out the lack of backing tracks in their live shows. This fact can be respected for its merits, but not fully understood until one

a high-spirited young woman. But over time, her palpable joy and creativity get crushed as Wolfgang’s career is prioritized and their parents insist she focus on finding a husband. They are not monsters: The family’s financial health is not good, and they are genuinely fearful for her future. Rather, the culprit is the patronizing, patriarchal society, revealed with cutting clarity in sexist remarks from some of the greatest thinkers of the day. Nannerl’s virtual imprisonment is depicted visually, as the mound of fabric she romps around in is revealed to be a giant formal dress. When she finally puts it on, she morphs into a living music box—a striking image to conclude a poignant show. —Tom Jacobs


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through two memorable acts as the duo, who meet because of a classified advertisement, become first a successful ballroom dance pair and then, well, you get the idea. Details like Henry’s dustup with some anti-union goons and Anna’s flirtation with suffrage add historical verisimilitude to what is essentially a romance, but it’s those flying feet that set this world to whirling. —Charles Donelan

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just generally oozing and artfully moping), who has pursued his “fallback” gig — in undercover CIA work, with assassinations as a side specialty, following in the family business footsteps of CIA veteran father (Terry O’Quinn). Along the way, from John’s fake job with a piping company out of Milwaukee to covert operations in Luxembourg (love those offbeat locations, coloring the loopy feel of the enterprise), he will dip into his old life as a folkie, singing potentially incriminating lyrics about his life, suicidal instincts, and other surreal, altindie subjects. Scenes of note, starting in the first 10 minutes, include that of our man John pushing a competitor for his piping job into the path of an oncoming vehicle. That character, Stephen Choo (Marcus Toji), works on a gradual recovery from a debilitating brain injury, and recall of his accident, one of many intriguing subplots here. Another scene finds an especially brooding and aimless John elegantly stewing in a large concrete tube while characters from his life and murky saga walk by — his Milwaukee life passing before him. In true espionage-genre fashion, the person of interest on his tail is a deductive detective from Luxembourg, Lucie Prum-Waltzing (Sylvie Sadarnac), tracing his potential link to a murder case. Alas, we find that character at a crossroads in her own life, a woman on a train — to a new life? — while our man John stands on the platform, awaiting the next twist of fate or song lyric inspiration. Stay tuned: The series has been greenlighted for a second season. —Josef Woodard

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Beatriz at Dinner (83 mins., R) John Lithgow and Salma Hayek star in this film about a holistic practitioner who, after her car breaks down, finds herself attending a dinner party at one of her wealthy clients. “Beatriz at Dinner offers timely social commentary enlivened by powerful, layered performances from Salma Hayek and John Lithgow,” according to Rotten Tomatoes. Paseo Nuevo

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Cars 3 (109 mins., G) After losing his racing title to Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is more determined than ever to reclaim his championship. With the help of his friends, McQueen gets back on the race track for the Florida 500. The film also stars the voice talents of Bonnie Hunt, Nathan Fillion, and Kerry Washington.

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Rough Night (101 mins., R) Five college friends reunite 10 years after graduation to celebrate the impending nuptials of classmate Jess (Scarlett Johansson). Wild partying, male strippers, and murder are the ingredients of this dark comedy. It also stars Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, and Jillian Bell.

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Melvin Sneedly. Mayhem and practical jokes rule the day, and the film. Fairview/Fiesta 5

O Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (136 mins., PG-13)

Sequels can be dodgy, the majority of them coming up way short of the original’s quality and appeal. Not so for the Guardians franchise, however. Vol. 2 evokes the same viewer delight as Vol. 1 while still managing to differentiate itself from its predecessor thanks to a strong script and the casts’ comic chops. The opening scene, for instance, is awash in cheeky humor as Peter Quill (aka Star Lord), Rocket, Gamora, and Drax engage in a fight to save the Sovereign people — a genetically engineered perfect and literally golden race — from attack. Time and again, Baby Groot steals the show with his impish and innocent ways, but all of the characters are captivating to watch; Drax’s deadpan deliveries are some of the most uproarious moments in the film. Amid the glut of superhero movies coming out these days, Guardians sets itself apart with its decidedly antihero characters and irreverent humor. (MD) Fiesta 5

to cope in a world that can’t identify with her trauma. Although the film fails to give resolution to several storylines within the plot, it earnestly portrays the realities of war through a soldier’s eyes. Mara’s emotional performance conveys a complex woman who refuses to give up, and the trials she faces to adopt her canine companion is guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings. (SM). Paseo Nuevo

Transformers: The Last Knight Transformers: The Last Knight (148 mins., PG-13)

Mark Wahlberg returns as Cade, the single father who helped the Autobots in the previous film, Age of Extinction. Now with Optimus Prime gone, a war between the humans and the Transformers has erupted. Cade gathers together allies from the past in order to save the future. Arlington/Camino Real/ Fiesta 5 (Opens Tue., June 20)

nOW SHOWing Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (89 mins., PG) DreamWorks Animation is the force behind this book-series-to-movie offering. Comedians Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch voice 4th graders George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two best friends who create comic books. Jordan Peele voices their young nemesis,

(91 mins., R)

A psychological thriller not quite like the others, It Comes at Night is an intriguing film that asks what happens when a family shelters from a mysterious threat far off in the forest. Playing on fears related to strangers, domestic violence, and the apocalypse, this survivalist horror flick is a surreal piece whose monstrosities come in various guises and whose script and editing prompts interesting guesswork — we, like the characters, feel lost in the woods. In a world overrun with wearingly pedestrian walking dead and dull demons that jump all too predictably from the dark, it’s refreshing to have a dramatic thought-provoker like this one. (RD) Fiesta 5

➤ O Megan Leavey

(116 mins., PG-13)

In this film based on the true story, Kate Mara stars as of Corporal Marine Megan Leavey, who uncovers the warrior inside herself when she’s paired with military working dog, Rex, an unruly German shepherd. The duo are assigned to detect improvised explosive devices in the Iraqi desert and complete many missions together until an unexpected blast places both of their fates in jeopardy, prompting Leavey to not re-enlist. As a civilian, Leavey tries to adopt Rex but is faced with numerous roadblocks. She also struggles with how

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My Cousin Rachel (106 mins., PG-13) A film adaptation of the 1951 novel of the same name, this mystery/romance stars Rachel Weisz as Rachel Ashley, the wife of aristocrat Ambrose, who dies of suspicious circumstances.

Plaza de Oro

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (129 mins., PG-13) The seafaring gang is back in this latest offering in the Pirates series. Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, and Orlando Bloom reprise their characters, who join forces to search for the trident of Poseidon, which gives its owners total dominance of the high seas.

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O Wonder Woman ➤ OIt Comes at Night

“Truly Enchanting!”

(141 mins., PG-13)

In the first live-action movie to depict the origin story of Wonder Woman, actress Gal Gadot does not disappoint in her fiery and dynamic portrayal of Princess Diana of the Amazons. Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, offers a compelling tale of Diana’s evolution from a naive warrior to a courageous heroine after she feels compelled to leave her island and follow U.S. spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) into the real world where war rages. With a shield, a sword, and the Lasso of Truth in hand, Diana fights her way through World War I–besieged England and Belgium in hopes of ending the conflict. While Pine’s character has some cringe-worthy dialogue and the plot relies on a few common superhero tropes, Gadot’s Diana — at no time is she actually referred to as Wonder Woman — makes for a refreshing and optimistic story in the otherwise grim DC Universe. Diana is never reduced to a damsel in distress, as she is the one to save herself and the other male characters time and time again. But the movie also doesn’t downplay her femininity and ensures that she is admired for her ability to lead with compassion and love in addition to her impressive skills in combat. This makes her an authentic heroine with whom real women can identify. Wonder Woman’s passionate spirit and epic fight scenes make the movie well worth seeing. (SMcG) Camino Real/Metro 4

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton

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The above films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, June 16, through THURSDAY, June 22. Our critics’ reviews are followed by initials — RD (Richie DeMaria), MD (Michelle Drown), SMcG (Sabrina McGraw), SM (Savanna Mesch), and DJP (D.J. Palladino). The symbol O indicates the film is recommended. The symbol ➤ indicates a new review. (NOTE: The Riviera Theatre is closed for renovations.) independent.com

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examples: a good habit is when you’re disciplined about eating healthy food; a bad habit is watching violent TV shows before going to bed, thereby disturbing your sleep; a neutral habit might be doing Sudoku puzzles. My challenge to you, Cancerian, is to dissolve one bad habit and one neutral habit by replacing them with two new good habits. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, cosmic forces will be on your side as you make this effort.

(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): You have to admit that salt looks like sugar and sugar resembles salt. This isn’t usually a major problem, though. Mistakenly sprinkling sugar on your food when you thought you were adding salt won’t hurt you, nor will putting salt in your coffee when you assumed you were using sugar. But errors like these are inconvenient, and they can wreck a meal. You may want to apply this lesson as a metaphor in the coming days, Aries. Be alert for things that outwardly seem to be alike but actually have different tastes and effects.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Dear Dr. Astrology: Good fortune has been visiting me a lot lately. Many cool opportunities have come my way. Life is consistently interesting. I’ve also made two unwise moves that fortunately didn’t bring bad results. Things often work out better for me than I imagined they would! I’m grateful every day, but I feel like I should somehow show even more appreciation. Any ideas?—Lucky Leo.” Dear Lucky: The smartest response to the abundance you have enjoyed is to boost your generosity. Give out blessings. Dispense praise. Help people access their potentials. Intensify your efforts to share your wealth.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Here’s a possible plan for the next 10 days: Program your smart phone to sound an alarm once every hour during the entire time you’re awake. Each time the bell or buzzer goes off, you will vividly remember your life’s main purpose. You will ask yourself whether or not the activity you’re engaged in at that specific moment is somehow serving your life’s main purpose. If it is, literally pat yourself on the back and say to yourself, “Good job!” If it’s not, say the following words: “I am resolved to get into closer alignment with my soul’s code — the blueprint of my destiny.”

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Years ago, a fan of my work named Paul emailed to ask me if I wanted to get together with him and his friend when I visited New York.“Maybe you know her?” he wrote.“She’s the artist Cindy Sherman.” Back then I had never heard of Cindy. But since Paul was smart and funny, I agreed to meet. The three of us convened in an elegant tea room for a boisterous conversation. A week later, when I was back home and mentioned the event to a colleague, her eyes got big and she shrieked, “You had tea with THE Cindy Sherman?” She then educated me on how successful and influential Cindy’s photography has been. I predict you will soon have a comparable experience, Virgo: inadvertent contact with an intriguing presence. Hopefully, because I’ve given you a heads up, you’ll recognize what’s happening as it occurs and take full advantage.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Actress Marisa Berenson offers a line of anti-aging products that contain an elixir made from the seeds of a desert fruit known as prickly pear. The manufacturing process isn’t easy. To produce a quart of the potion requires 2,000 pounds of seeds. I see you as having a metaphorically similar challenge in the coming weeks, Gemini. To create a small amount of the precious stuff you want, I’m guessing you’ll have to gather a ton of raw materials. And there may be a desert-like phenomenon to deal with, as well.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): There are three kinds of habits: good, bad, and neutral. Neutral habits are neither good nor bad but use up psychic energy that might be better directed into cultivating good habits. Here are some

LIBRA

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your life in the coming days should be low on lightweight diversions and high in topquality content. Does that sound like fun? I hope so. I’d love to see you enjoy the hell out of yourself as you cut the fluff and focus on the pith … as you efficiently get to the hype-free heart of every matter and refuse to tolerate waffling or stalling. So strip away the glossy excesses, my dear Capricorn. Skip a few steps if that doesn’t cause any envy. Expose the pretty lies, but then just work around them; don’t get bogged down in indulging in negative emotions about them.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to go gallivanting so heedlessly into the labyrinth. Or maybe it was. Who knows? It’s still too early to assess the value of your experiences in that maddening but fascinating tangle. You may not yet be fully able to distinguish the smoke and mirrors from the useful revelations. Which of the riddles you’ve gathered will ultimately bring frustration and which will lead you to wisdom? Here’s one thing I do know for sure: If you want to exit the labyrinth, an opportunity will soon appear.

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Inventor, architect, and author Buckminster Fuller lived to the age of 87. For 63 of those years, he kept a detailed scrapbook diary that documented every day of his life. It included his reflections, correspondence, drawings, newspaper clippings, grocery bills, and much other evidence of his unique story. I would love to see you express yourself with that much disciplined ferocity during the next two weeks. According to my astrological analysis, you’re in a phase when you have maximum power to create your life with vigorous ingenuity and to show everyone exactly who you are.

SAGITTARIUS

PISCES

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Over the years, I’ve read numerous news reports about people who have engaged in intimate relations with clunky inanimate objects. One had sex with a bicycle. Another seduced a sidewalk, and a third tried to make sweet love to a picnic table. I hope you won’t join their ranks in the coming weeks. Your longing is likely to be extra intense, innovative, and even exotic, but I trust you will confine its expression to unions with adult human beings who know what they’re getting into and who have consented to play. Here’s an old English word you might want to add to your vocabulary: “blissom.” It means “to bleat with sexual desire.”

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(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll never get access to the treasure that’s buried out under the cherry tree next to the ruined barn if you stay in your command center and keep staring at the map instead of venturing out to the barn. Likewise, a symbol of truth may be helpful in experiencing deeper meaning, but it’s not the same as communing with the raw truth, and may even become a distraction from it. Let’s consider one further variation on the theme: The pictures in your mind’s eye may or may not have any connection with the world outside your brain. It’s especially important that you monitor their accuracy in the coming days.

AQUARIUS

(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): You have a cosmic license to enjoy almost too much sensual pleasure. In addition, you should feel free to do more of what you love to do than you normally allow yourself. Be unapologetic about surrounding yourself with flatterers and worshipers. Be sumptuously lazy. Ask others to pick up the slack for you. Got all that? It’s just the first part of your oracle. Here’s the rest: You have a cosmic license to explore the kind of spiritual growth that’s possible when you feel happy and fulfilled. As you go through each day, expect life to bring you exactly what you need to uplift you. Assume that the best service you can offer your fellow humans is to be relaxed and content. Homework: Do a homemade ritual in which you vow to attract more blessings into your life. Report results at freewillastrology.com.


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CAMPUS ADVOCACY, RESOURCES & EDUCATION (CARE) Works closely with the CARE Director and CARE Staff to provide administrative support and in person interaction with survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Assesses all incoming inquiries regarding service delivery. Maintains knowledge of department policies and procedure systems and provides comprehensive administrative coordination. Coordinates schedules, monitors work flow processes, schedules and prepares file for Advocate response. Serves as Confidential staff member, completes all training requirements, and support capacity to further the advancement of CARE. Maintain a strong educational foundation on topics such as sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, intersecting oppression, and trauma informed response. Sensitivity to cultural, racial, ethnic, and sexual diversity. Ability to work as a part of a team and build partnerships. Commitment to activism for social justice. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Possess certification or complete training once employed to become a California sexual assault crisis counselor and domestic violence advocate. Mandated reporter for requirements of child abuse. $18.36 ‑ $19.98/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 6/22/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu/ Job #20170253

FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS ASSISTANT

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Provides extensive multi‑faceted administration to the Financial & Business Team supporting the departments of Development, Event Management & Protocol, Governmental Relations and Office of Public Affairs & Communications. Primary responsibilities focus on budget monitoring and reporting and, office operations for central development, OPAC and GOVR. Reqs: Strong computer skills, including experience with spreadsheet and database applications. High level of initiative and creativity. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, work under tight and shifting deadlines, and effectively solve problems and demonstrate sound reasoning and judgment. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within the division of

Institutional Advancement, the Development Office and with the broader campus community. Excellent grammar, composition and proofreading skills. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or campus‑wide events. $21.21‑$22.71/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170187

FINANCIAL ASSISTANT

DEAN STUDENT RESIDENTS Responsible for managing a majority of Residential Life financial matters and accounting systems. Prepares all paperwork to effect financial transactions. Creates and maintains budget reports and projections. Works closely with the Administrative Manager to identify fiscal patterns. Monitors and reconciles financial reporting systems, ensuring accuracy, correcting discrepancies and ensuring liens are cleared. Responsible for processing all accounts payable and travel documents and special projects. Reqs: Strong work ethic with capability to work independently within an interdependent team. Demonstrated ability to accurately perform detailed work, manage work load, prioritize tasks, exercise judgment and work on multiple projects under the pressure of timelines. Strong customer service skills as well as sensitivity to working with a multicultural community. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication. Sound judgment and ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism. Demonstrated work experience in accounting, purchasing, reconciliation, forecasting and maintaining database financial systems. Strong computer skills including working knowledge of spreadsheet, database and word

processing software. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $21.21‑$25.51/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 6/26/17. Thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170267

COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITIES.

Because we care for our neighbors. A career at Cottage Health is an experience in caring for and about the people who call our coastal area of California home. Our not-for-profit health system identifies closely with the communities we serve and has a long tradition of providing area residents with highly personalized, clinically excellent care. Patients aren’t just patients here – they’re neighbors. Be there for them through one of the openings below.

PAYROLL & FINANCIAL ASSISTANT

STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS &TECHNOLOGY Responsible for processing all financial, payroll and personnel activities for Student Information Systems & Technology. Works independently and utilizes comprehensive knowledge of a variety of UC and departmental policies and procedures. Supports the Administrative Unit, providing administrative assistance to the Director, the Associate and Assistant Directors in a fast‑paced. Maintains the office security systems, oversees equipment maintenance on all office equipment, and performs a wide range of general office functions. Reqs: Excellent organization skills with ability to pay strict attention to detail. Must be able to analyze information, make recommendations to management, prioritize workload, meet frequent deadlines and perform all duties to a high standard. Excellent oral and written communication skills, a high level of initiative and problem solving ability. Strong computer skills, experience with Excel and spreadsheets and on‑line financial and payroll applications and systems. Experience with calendars, meeting coordination. Ability to analyze, comprehend, and evaluate detailed accounting and financial documents with accuracy. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $21.21‑$22.22/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive

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COPY EDITOR The Santa Barbara Independent is looking for a fulltime Copy Editor. This employee will work within the Copy Department to get the editorial content of the paper ready each week. The ideal applicant is a college graduate or someone with equivalent experience in editing or proofreading. Copy editors will be fact-checking, styling, and maintaining correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and house style. Though specific experience in editing is preferred, dedicated workers with knowledge of grammar and language may apply. Duties will also include proofreading. Please introduce yourself, and include your availability, reasons for interest, and a brief summary of your qualifications, along with your résumé, to hr@independent.com. No phone calls, please. EOE m/f/d/v.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

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Nursing • Access Case Manager • Anesthesia • Birth Center • Cardiac Telemetry • Cath Lab • Clinical Nurse Specialist – NICU • Clinical Nurse Specialist – Oncology • Director – Pediatric Outpatient Clinics • ED Holding Unit • Emergency • Ergonomic Specialist • Hematology/Oncology • Infection Control Practitioner – Part-time • Lactation Educator • Manager – Cardiology • Med/Surg – Float Pool • MICU • NICU

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

• Concierge • Cook • Decision Support Analyst – Patient Care • Director – Population Health • Environmental Services Rep • Environmental Services Supervisor • EPIC Ambulatory Analyst, Sr. • EPIC Lead Beaker Analyst • EPIC Training Manager • Food Service Rep • Information Security Analyst • Manager – Plant Operations/ Facilities Management • Reasonable Accommodation Consultant • Research Business Analyst • Research Coordinator – Non RN • Research Coordinator – RN • Research Statistician • Room Service Server • Security Officer • Sr. Administrative Assistant • Sr. QI Specialist • Volunteer Coordinator

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• Nurse Educator – Diabetes

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CT Technologist Medical Social Worker Occupational Therapists Speech Language Pathologist – Per Diem • Support Counselor – SLO Clinic

• Nursing • Orthopedics • Pediatric Outpatient • Peds • SICU • Surgery

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

• Surgery Educator • Surgical Trauma

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Clinical • LVN – EDHU • Surgical Tech

• Physical Therapist • Sr. Department Assistant

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital • RT 2 – Ultrasound/Radiology

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Clinical Appeals Writer Manager – Accounting (Hospitals) Manager – Government Billing Manager – HIM Manager – Non-Government Billing Marketing Coordinator Patient Financial Counselor – SBCH/GVCH/Santa Ynez Patient Accounts Rep Recruitment Specialist Revenue Cycle Education Coordinator Sr. Recruiter Supervisor of Non-Clinical Denials

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories • Certified Phlebotomist Technician – Part-time/Full-time – Outpatient • Clinical Lab Scientist – Days/Nights • CLS II – Microbiology • Cytotechnologist • Histotechnician • Lab Assistant—Core Lab/ Central Processing • Lab Assistant II • Lab Manager – CLS • Lab Manager – Pathology • Medical Lab Technician—Microbiology

• Please apply to: www.pdllabs.com

Cardiology Rehab RN Endoscopy Tech – Per Diem Patient Care Technician RN – Surgery – Per Diem

• RENTAL & RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR SELECT FULL-TIME POSITIONS

• CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT

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 jobs.cottagehealth.org. Or to submit a resume, please contact: Cottage Health, Human Resources, P.O. Box 689, Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689 Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE

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Employment 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 6/21/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170257

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM ASSIS­TANT

STATISTICS & APPLIED PROBABILITY Responsible for many aspects of undergraduate affairs including providing advising, consulting and academic services to undergraduate students, department staff and faculty. Prepares and maintains departmental publication materials, including forms, web site content, and brochures. Provides instructional assistance with schedule of classes, and reviewing and processing undergrad petitions, prerequisites and grades. Works collaboratively with faculty and other campus representatives on issues relating to statistics courses and academic policies and procedures. Reqs: Demonstrated independent problem solving ability. Excellent computing skills including spreadsheet and word processing applications. Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $21.21‑$22.22/ 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 6/20/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170254

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Computer/Tech Software Engineer (GetGo, Inc. – Goleta, CA) Develop, test, troubleshoot, maintain & debug components for existing & new apps software products. Requires master’s degree or foreign equiv in comp sci, comp eng, electr eng, eng or related tech field. Must have following skill set (evidenced by prior exp or grad‑lvl coursework): software design & estimation; data structures; coding; OS‑level programming; documenting & performing unit testing; debugging; OOAD principles & methodologies; & networking technologies. Must pass company’s technical review. Mail resumes to GetGo, c/o S. Webber, Job Code G161101, 333 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

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checks, and post‑hire orientations. Requires strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and above average computer aptitude. Other attributes include: ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; ability to organize, coordinate and prioritize a heavy, multi‑faceted workload. Knowledge of human resource practices in a public‑sector environment is desirable. This is a full‑time, 12‑month position. Must successfully complete a fingerprint/ background check. Annual salary range $64,645 ‑ $79,533. Position closes 6/23/17. Apply online only at https://www.­edjoin.org

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Sr. Administrative Assistant ‑ Clinical Services & Quality Support Services At Cottage Health, our facilities are state‑of‑the‑art and our physicians, nurses, technicians and staff are simply the best. Our shared governance environment gives you a voice in the organization and encourages the contributions, creativity and skills of every member of our patient care teams. If you are interested in taking your career to the next level, this is just what you’ve been looking for. Reporting to the VP of Clinical Services & VP of Quality Support Services, you will provide administrative and project support, as well as develop workflow processes and systems. Duties include answering phones, processing mail, coordinating meetings and retreats and arranging travel. You’ll also monitor all contracts and projects, manage meeting schedules for executives, and prepare routine correspondence and edit for grammatical accuracy, maintain appropriate online policies and procedures. Support direct reports for the Clinical Services & Quality Support Services Divisions, with scheduling meetings and travel, assemble agenda packets and work on special projects as requested, prepare and mail correspondence (most often “outlier” letters to physicians). To qualify, you must have 5+ years’ experience supporting executive‑level professionals, advanced 2010 MS Office skills, typing 60+ wpm, excellent organizational and communication skills, including the ability to set‑up laptop, projector, conference calls. Must have the ability to work independently and exercise good judgment. An Associate’s degree and previous experience in a healthcare environment is strongly preferred.

its short‑ and long‑range space planning; managing the Munger Physics Residence and its business and customer service operations; managing the logistics associated with the KITP’s 1000+ visitors per year, special events hosted by KITP, and advising the Director and Deputy Directors in the planning of the Institute’s diverse activities. In partnership with the Director and Deputy Directors, develops business processes and practices, budgets, and reports to allow for effective decision‑making in alignment with policies and objectives. Has responsibility for leading the KITP staff (~13 career staff and ~13 student staff) to ensure that a strong service orientation and operational excellence are carried out in a collaborative environment. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated progressive management, fiscal, and administrative experience, preferably in the higher education environment. Ability to be highly collaborative, entrepreneurial, a strong communicator to advance the Institute’s mission and purpose. Experienced with managing the operations of a multi‑faceted, complex organization. Demonstrated strong analytical, budget, and fiscal management skills. Experience with managing a facility, including space assessment and planning; experience with event coordination. Experience with recruitment, training and performance management of personnel. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to establish effective and collaborative relationships. Salary commensurate with experience. Notes: Fingerprinting background check required. Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends. 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. Consideration of applications will begin 6/26/17. Please submit your application, cover letter and resume online for Job #20170249 at: https:­// jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?­ quickFind=191371.

DEVELOPMENT ANA­LYST, GRADUATE DI­VISION AND GGSE

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Serves as the Development Analyst for two development programs: The Graduate Division (GD) and Gervitz Graduate School of Education (GGSE), with support split equitably between We offer competitive salaries and a the two programs. Reqs: Bachelor’s very comprehensive benefits package, degree or equivalent combination which includes pension plan and tax of education and experience. Strong savings accounts. Relocation and organizational skills and unfailing rental assistance available. Please attention to detail and accuracy. apply online at www.cottagehealth.­ Exceptional verbal and interpersonal org. skills that foster positive relationships with diverse populations. Excellent EOE computer skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Professional and e‑mail and demonstrated ability to quickly learn additional software programs. High level of initiative, creativity and energy. Ability to work independently. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of work. Ability to prioritize duties and achieve planned goals. Ability CHIEF to work under tight and shifting ADMINISTRA­TIVE deadlines. Ability to effectively solve problems and demonstrate sound OFFICER reasoning and judgment. Ability to KAVLI INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL establish and maintain cooperative PHYSICS working relationships within the Oversees the administration of division of Institutional Advancement, the KITP, a complex, high profile, the Development Office and with preeminent research institute, and the broader campus community. the KITP Residence. Has broad Excellent grammar, composition and responsibility for managing the fiscal proofreading skills. Understanding affairs of the Institute, including the of basic internal controls. Notes: continuation and renewal of grant Fingerprint background check proposals; managing the Institute’s required. May be called upon to work physical facility, Kohn Hall, and

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occasional evenings and weekends with various development offices, Institutional Advancement, or other campus events. $22.29‑$23.95/ 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 6/14/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170245

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Legals Administer of Estate Fictitious Business Name Statement NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GRACE HOSKIN, also known as GRACIE HOSKIN NO: 17PR00234 To all heirs, beneficiaries, c re d i t o r s , contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of GRACE HOSKIN also known as GRACIE HOSKIN A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: EVERETTE KERR in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): EVERETTE KERR be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 07/20/2017 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Jeffrey B. Soderborg; 1900 State Street, Suite M Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑687‑6660. Published June 1, 8, 15 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA YNEZ GUEST RANCH, SANTA YNEZ GUEST RANCHES at 180 Avenue of the Flags Buellton, CA 93427; GF Buellton Group, LLC 2082 Michelson Drive 4th Floor Irvine, CA 92612 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2017. This 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: 2017‑0001515. Published: June 1, 8, 15, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NA M E S TATE M ENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: B ROA D M OOR APARTMENTS, CASITAS DE CASTILLO, SAN PASCUAL APARTMENTS, T‑STREET APARTMENTS, CASA DEL MURAL, C O U RT Y AR D APARTMENTS, SOLA STREET APARTMENTS, CASITAS APARTMENTS, NE C TARINE APARTMENTS, STATE STREET APARTMENTS at 11 E Haley St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Community Housing Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0001564. Published: June 1, 8, 15, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: INTEGRATIVE HEALTH SB at 735 State St Ste 407 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Integrative Health SB, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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: 2017‑0001550. Published: June 1, 8, 15, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: MYBUSYBIRD at 526 W Anapamu St Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Stefanie Bayles 2330 Morro Road Fallbrook, CA 92028; Adam Lane 526 W Anapamu St Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Brianna Lane (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Brianna Lane This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0001366. Published: June 1, 8, 15, 22 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CORNING TECHNOLOGY CENTER‑SANTA BARBARA at 320 North Nopal Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Invenios, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 24, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001554. Published: June 1, 8, 15, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KARMIC CIRCLE COFFEE at 339 El Gaucho Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Rae Tu Tran (same address) Daniel Woodman (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Brianna Lane This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0001413. Published: June 1, 8, 15, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA TEXTILE CO. at 102 W. Constance Ave #2 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Kathleen Hinson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0001478. Published: June 1, 8, 15, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CZ FURNITURE SOLUTIONS at 5968 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Rosalba Monreal 2140 Blackberry Circle Oxnard, CA 93036 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0001591. Published: June 1, 8, 15, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: WONDROUS BEGINNINGS, WONDROUS BEGINNINGS PUBLISHING at 6063 Berkeley Road Goleta, CA 93117; Wendy Anne McCarty (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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: 2017‑0001557. Published: June 1, 8, 15, 22 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AGAPE ANCHOR HOLDINGS at 370 Santa Barbara Shores Dr Goleta, CA 93117; Lisa Sloan (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lisa Sloan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 02, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001646. Published: June 8, 15, 22, 29 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SADEEKHAT at 1024 Olive Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ellen Pasternack (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ellen Pasternack This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0001490. Published: June 8, 15, 22, 29 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LAFFY’S at 4686 Atasco Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Morgan 5 LLC 10685 Quail Creek Dr Grass Valley, CA 95949 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Greg Frisch Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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: 2017‑0001601. Published: June 8, 15, 22, 29 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TCG PROPERTY MANAGEMENT at 81 David Love Place Suite K Goleta, CA 93117; Jesusita Corporation 4860 Calle Real Suite C Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Yvonne M. Connolly This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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: 2017‑0001383. Published: June 8, 15, 22, 29 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PRECISE PLUMBING SYSTEM at 110 Bodega LN E Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Cristian Martinez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 26, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001586. Published: June 8, 15, 22, 29 2017.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALEX NYE ART at 6725 Abrego Rd. Apt. 16 Goleta, CA 93117; Prismedia LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Alex Nye This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0001618. Published: June 8, 15, 22, 29 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLACK PANTHER WORLD MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY at 601 Montecito St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Victor S. Gonzalez Gutierrez 323 W. Ortega St. #B Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001607. Published: June 8, 15, 22, 29 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OOOPS ILL U S TRATION AN D DESIGN at 5469 Toltec Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Christopher Austin (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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: 2017‑0001656. Published: June 8, 15, 22, 29 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: HIDEAWAYS PROPERTIES at 131 Vernal Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Stephanie Olson (same address) Thomas Olson (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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: 2017‑0001744. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROYAL RANCHO BOOKINGS at 301 La Casa Grande Cir. Goleta, CA 93117; Royal Rancho Bookings, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0001659. Published: June 8, 15, 22, 29 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CM GOODMAN ARCHITECTS at 1412 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Craig M. Goodman (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 13, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001745. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: BELLAFLOR BOOKS, GREAT DIVIDE BOOKS at 300 Hot Springs Road F135 Montecito, CA 93108; Borderland North Publishing LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 30, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001588. Published: June 8, 15, 22, 29 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DRISHTI at 130 E Canon Perdido St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Candice Davantzis 227 E Figueroa St. C Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 25, 2017. This 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: 2017‑0001574. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SQUARE FOOT PROPERTIES at 500 Via Sinuosa Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Shannon Minne (same address) Stephen Minne (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Stephen Minne This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 30, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001589. Published: June 8, 15, 22, 29 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WEC, WELDESIGN, WILSON ENV., WILSON ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACTING, INC. at 55 S. La Cumbre Rd Suite #4 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Wilson Environmental Contracting, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Daniel Wilson‑President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 26, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001584. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WORD OF MOUTH PAINTING at 343 Moretonbay Ln #2 Goleta, CA 93117; George IRA Lopez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0001666. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SAVAGE at 5628 Berkeley Goleta, CA 93117; Lizbeth Savage (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 18, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001508. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ASSIST‑2‑SELL FULL SERVICE REAL ESTATE at 351 Hitchcock Way B‑130 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Roger Errol Jacobson 7372 Chapman Pl #A Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 30, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001593. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SIXER, 120 SECONDS at 1070 Tisha Court Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Darren Lindblad (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 17, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0001498. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: QUALITY AUTOMOTIVE RE P AIR / C OLLI S ION CENTER at 725 E. Gutierrez Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Cynthia Mendoza 1210 Franciscan Court #7 Carpinteria, CA 93013; Ruben M Mendoza (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 01, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0001637. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BODY HI at 5645 Santa Rosa Rd Lompoc, CA 93436; Olive Cadwell 400 N First Street Lompoc, CA 93436 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Olive Cadwell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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: 2017‑0001545. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EMMA & FOX at 13 Anacapa Street Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mary Foxworthy 2631 State Street #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Emma Lauter 921 Barcelona Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0001696. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DIAMOND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES at 807 East Mission Road San Marcos, CA 92069; Diamond Solid Waste Services, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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: 2017‑0001661. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHARPE WITH A E PUBLISHING at 1060 Monte Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Michael Sharpe (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0001725. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: PINEDA’S GARDENING SERVICE at 519 De La Guerra St. Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jesus Gonzalez Pineda (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Serena Grossman. FBN Number: 2017‑0001715. Published: June 15, 22, 29. July 6 2017.

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Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF RABAB HAITHAM ARANKI ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV01672 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: RABAB HAITHAM ARANKI TO: RUBY HAITHAM ARANKI 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING July 05, 2017 9:30 am, Dept 6, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara 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 May 03, 2017. by Pauline Maxwell of the Superior Court. Published. May 25, June 1, 8, 15 2017.

Notice to Creditors NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) 1.Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named seller that a bulk sale is about to be made of the assets described below. 2.The names and business addresses of the seller are: WCSB LLC, a California limited liability company, 22 W. Mission Street, Suite B and F, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 3.The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller is (if “same as above”, so state): “same as above” As listed by the seller, all other business names and addresses used by the seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the buyer are (if “none”, so state): None 4.The names and business addresses of the buyer are: GET WELL CLUB, LLC, a California limited liability company, 22 W. Mission Street, Suite E, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The general description of the assets to be sold: Inventory of stock and furniture, fixtures and equipment for that certain business located at: 22 W. Mission Street, Suite B and F, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 5.The business name used by the seller at that location is: YASA YOGA 6.The anticipated date of the bulk sale is June 30, 2017, at the offices of Compass First, Inc., 1114

State Street, Suite 313, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Escrow No. 80‑2017‑MO, 7.This bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6102.2. 8.If so subject, the name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: Compass First, Inc., 1114 State Street, Suite 313, Santa Barbara, Ca 93101, Escrow No. 80‑2017‑MO and the last date for filing claims shall be June 29, 2017, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: June 8, 2017 C AT H E R I N E RHODES, Member Published June 15, 2017.

Public Notices NOTI C E S ALE OF REAL PROPERTY OF C ON S ER V ATOR S HI P E S TATE In Re Conservatorship of PATRICIA T. CHAMBERLIN. Case No.16PR00411 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA [Probate Code 10300, 10304.] [Assigned to the Honorable Colleen Sterne in Dept. SB5] NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Susan Chamberlin, as conservator of the estate of Patricia T. Chamberlin, conservatee, will sell at private sale, under the terms and conditions specified below, real property of the conservatorship estate situated in the County of Santa Barbara, California, and described as follows 6876 Sabado Tarde, Isla Vista/Goleta, California, 93117 (APN 075‑131‑022), the legal description of which is attached hereto as “Exhibit A.” Wriien offers for this property will be received at the office of Summer Knight, Sun Coast Real Estate, 3112 State State Street, Santa Barbara, California 93105 or may be delivered to the conservator of the estate personally on or before June 15, 2017. Sale will be made on or after June 16, 2017 to the person making the highest and best offer for the property. The terms and conditions of sales are: all cash on terms acceptable to the conservator of the estate or part cash and part credit on terms acceptable to the conservator of the estate. The conservator of the estate reserves the right to reject any bid that is less than $910,500.00, whichis the appraised value of the property. For further information please contact the agent for the conservator of the estate at 805‑886‑1261. All sales are subject to confirmation by superior court, and no sale may be consummated and no deed may be recorded and delivered to a purchaser until court confirmationhas been acquired by the conservator of the estate. Martin P. Cohn (129289) Raymond W. Rengo (254402) COHN RENGO 314 East Carrillo Street, Suite 7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 569‑2223 (805) 682‑4215 Attorneys for Conservator of the Estate and Co‑Conservator of the Person Susan Chamberlin Dated May 30, 2017 By: Susan Chamberlin Conservator of the Estate .Dated May 30, 2017 Raymond Rengo, Attorney for Conservator of the Estate Susan Chamberlin Published June 8, 15, 22 2017.

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