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Gold in Them There Weeds Supes See Cash in Booming Pot Trade; Neighbors See Big Trouble by Nick Welsh y five o’clock Friday June 30, no fewer than 508 commercial-scale marijuana growers had signed onto Santa Barbara County’s Cannabis Operations Registry, signaling their intent to take advantage of California’s new law, enacted by initiative last year, legalizing recreational marijuana. It goes into effect New Year’s Day 2018. Of those registrants, 200 already are producing commercial cannabis for the medical market. The rest seem to be entrepreneurial newcomers hoping to join the new pot-powered gold rush. Most farms are in the Lompoc and Carpinteria valleys. Some growers claim to have as much as 200,000 square feet under cultivation; others claim they’ll do five times that amount. Dennis Bozanich, who is bird-dogging the issue for the County of Santa Barbara, said some of those numbers appear so outlandishly large that he will double-check them before issuing any final tallies. Given that marijuana cultivation currently dwells in a cross fire of contradictory state, federal, and local laws, registrants were taking some risk. But it was the growers who initiated the idea of the registry in the first place, not county officials. Since the new legalization allows local elected officials to determine how the cannabis industry will develop in their regions, the registry was a friendly gesture by eager entrepreneurs. And more dramatically, registry numbers hint at how

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The body of a 5-year-old boy from South Pasadena, missing since 4/21, was discovered by Lake Cachuma on 6/30. Even before authorities discovered the boy’s body, his father, Aramazd Andressian (above left), had been arrested and charged with murder the week before. Andressian was engaged in a bitter divorce dispute with the child’s mother, who had reported her son missing. The child — Aramazd Andressian Jr. (above right)— was last seen alive with his father leaving Disneyland. The father confirmed he took his son to Lake Cachuma afterward, but investigators initially could not confirm he’d been there. Divers, drones, and dogs were deployed in a first search of the Cachuma campgrounds on 6/10, but came up empty. The father pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles on Monday. The House passed “Kate’s Law” on 6/29 in a 257-167 vote, giving the Trump administration a win in its ongoing efforts to increase penalties on illegal immigrants entering the country. Santa Barbara’s Congressmember Salud Carbajal voted “no” on the bill, expressing concern in a statement that the bill was too broad since it targets noncriminals as well as convicted criminals. Carbajal said he would have supported the bill if his amendment — exempting human-trafficking victims and political asylum seekers — had been added. But the amendment, offered the day before the vote, “went nowhere,” he said. Carbajal added that he supports the deportation of illegal immigrants with felonies and multiple misdemeanors like DUIs. It turns out that Dr. Henry Bello, the New York gunman who opened fire inside a Bronx hospital on 6/30, killing a female doctor and wounding six, had declared bankruptcy in Santa Barbara in 2000. Records indicate that Bello — who had a long history of financial and emotional volatility — had lived in California from 1991 to 2006. After moving to New York, Bello was the focus of sexual harassment complaints and widespread concern about overly aggressive behavior.

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weed CoNT’D FRoM P. 9 On Friday the growers showed up in force; some were young hipster millennials wearing the ball caps and vests of North County farmers. In machine-gun cadence, they recited from county planning documents that they believed established the untrammeled rights of agriculture operators to be free of regulatory interference. The message was clear: Don’t tread on us. Putting it more diplomatically were Kristin and Sofia Van Wingerden — members of Carpinteria’s flower family dynasty — who enthusiastically supported both cannabis cultivation as well as strict regulations to control the noxious odors now emitting from cannabis greenhouses and causing outrage in Carpinteria. Bottom line: Without cannabis revenues, the Van Wingerdens said, their family’s 400-year history in agriculture would soon be over. Toby Keith, an industry consultant, said the cannabis boom accounted for 5,290 new building permits in Colorado during the first year of legalization and predicted California’s numbers would be eight times greater. Grower Bruce Watkins, who is in the process of acquiring 1,200 acres, estimated his annual taxes would run $2 million and create $20-an-hour jobs. (One greenhouse in Carpinteria reportedly employs 300 workers, offering high pay

and medical benefits.) Addressing citizen concerns about crime, Brian Buckley, the Purple-Hearted former Marine whom Watkins has hired as a security consultant, boasted, “We don’t stop the wolf before he gets to the gate. We stop him before he ever sees the gate.” After struggling with a $35 million budget shortfall, supervisors realize that cannabis — unlike petroleum — could win board support. Some supervisors estimate cannabis could add as much as $20 million a year in tax revenues. (Any tax on the pot industry would have to have voter approval.) However, many residents of Tepusquet Canyon — located east of Santa Maria along a steep stretch of narrow, windy road — reported that their experience with the cannabis trade has been decidedly negative and believe county officials, besotted by its fiscal allure, have sold them out. In 2014, there was only one marijuana grower in the canyon, now there are eight — all draining the canyon’s very limited aquifer, they complained; one is filling his lumbering water trucks from a well drilled down 1,000 feet. Fire danger, noise from generators, plus the hubbub of all the traffic, they said, disturbs the peace and tranquility of country living. Some vowed to hold Supervisor Lavagnino “accountable.” n

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notoriously pricey visitor market. That development should have gone through a public hearing and permitting process. On the other hand, according to City Attorney Ariel Calonne, “It’s nonsensical to complain that the [City Council’s] funding for enhanced enforcement of an existing law violates [the Coastal Act]. Conceptually, [Kracke’s] case is a moon shot, but we’re going to have to prove that now.” In a related ruling, Judge Mark Borrell did not uphold Kracke’s request that the city’s enforcement program be put on hold while the Coastal Act case is heard. —Keith Hamm


NEWS of the WEEK cont’d news Briefs CoNT’D FRoM P. 9 University of Fullerton and a communications degree from San Diego State. She also completed a Spanish immersion program in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Former Adams principal Amy Alzina recently accepted the superintendent/ principal position at Cold Spring Elementary. Governor Jerry Brown’s newly signed $183.2 billion budget bodes well for K-12 education and community colleges, boosting spending to roughly $11,000 per pupil this coming school year. In related news, Santa Barbara Unified School District’s Board of Education adopted a $161 million budget for 2017-18, a $1.4 million increase from last year. “We made necessary cost reductions … and recognize that continued reductions will be a priority in the years ahead,” Superintendent Cary Matsuoka said. “We will proceed with caution yet remain steadfast to [a] quality education for every child.” Work on the district’s new budget started late last year and accounts for projected enrollment drops and spiking pension payouts. It also includes a 9 percent reserve, exceeding state standards.

county In terms of full-time employees, meals, transportation, lodging, and tchotchkes, nonprofit arts and cultural groups brought $198.6 million flowing into the city and county of Santa Barbara last year. A report commissioned by both groups asked 95 nonprofits and 195 visitors to their events about jobs, salaries, taxes, and spending habits. About 5,857 jobs were found to be created directly not only for people like administrators and choreographers but also for construction workers, printers, and salespeople, among many others. Local governments gained $19.1 million in revenue.

environMent Adopting the state budget on 6/27, Governor Jerry Brown has signed over $700,000 toward the capping of Summerland’s notorious Becker Well, an improperly abandoned relic

oil well that has been leaking sticky crude for years. Last year, Brown earmarked an equal amount to launch the capping project’s engineering study and environmental impact report, headed up by the State Lands Commission. The report’s public-comment window closed on 7/5. In step with the common narrative that there are more sharks, more cameras, more ways to share photographic evidence, and more people enjoying summertime’s relatively warm water and weather, shark sightings along the South Coast of Santa Barbara are starting to ramp up, arguably peaking on 6/27 as a great white was spotted off the end of Stearns Wharf snacking on a dead dolphin. According to Shark Research Committee, which gathers information on encounters along the California coast, nine great white shark sightings were reported in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria in June.

state The U.S. president continued an eightmonth quest to assert a popular-vote victory — he lost to Hillary Clinton by 2.86 million actual votes but won the Electoral College — when Trump’s Voter Integrity commission demanded the 50 states turn over voters’ names and birth date, party affiliation, any felony conviction, a decade’s worth of vote data, and four digits of their social security number, the New York Times reported on 6/30. More than two dozen states have refused, including California, whose secretary of state, Alex Padilla, declared: “I will not provide sensitive voter information … California’s participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, the Vice President, and [Kris] Kobach.” VP Mike Pence heads the commission and, according to The Hill, Vice Chair Kobach has been called “the king of voter suppression” by the ACLU. The White House has yet to look into allegations n of Russian interference in the election.

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harpening its technique for promptly getting disruptive students back into the classroom is just one aspect of Santa Barbara Unified School District’s goal this fall to improve on its restorative approaches (RA) policy on conflict resolution. Slowly rolled out district-wide over the past four years, RA has replaced zero-tolerance —“just send ’em to the principal’s office” — traditions criticized primarily because they often remove kids long-term or even permanently from classrooms, which is counterintuitive in an educational setting, explained Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Dr. Frann Wageneck at a recent Board of Education meeting. Under the RA philosophy, each student is

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bout 22,000 fewer riders have taken Santa Barbara’s downtown shuttle this year to date as they did the same time a year ago, reflecting a sustained downward trend caused by lower gas prices, higher shuttle fares, and perhaps diminished interest in downtown Santa Barbara by visitors and local shoppers. The real drop began in 2013 shortly after shuttle fares jumped from 25 cents a ride to 50 cents. Typically the impact of fare increases on ridership is short-lived, but not so for the shuttle. While most bus service targets those referred to by transportation planners as “transit dependent”— meaning too young or too poor to own their own car—the shuttle targets downtown visitors and shoppers with time and money to spend. Ten years ago, Santa Barbara’s fleet of electric-powered shuttles provided 525,000 trips; last year that number was down to 371,182. Despite the less-than-encouraging trend, Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) has commissioned 14 new shuttles, soon to come off the assembly lines. The new models will be somewhat longer, accommodate more people, and will have a longer battery life. They’ll be able to travel nearly twice as

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many miles before requiring a recharge. The existing fleet is 25 years old. One issue confronting the shuttle service is congestion; MTD reports that the average round-trip — down State Street from Sola Street to Cabrillo Boulevard and back — used to range from 30-35 minutes; now it takes 45. For would-be passengers wondering how long it will take for the next bus to arrive, MTD will unveil its new smartphone app this August, enabling anyone to determine where the bus is in “real time” and when it will show up. This app will not be available system-wide and is not exclusive to the shuttle. The issue of congestion-related delays is likewise system-wide, especially due to increased traffic at the Storke and Hollister exchange. —Nick Welsh

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ireworks came early to a San Antonio, Texas, courtroom when U.S. District Judge Judge Fred Biery berated financier Charles Banks on June 26 for his nonchalance in taking millions from recently retired Spurs star Tim Duncan. Banks, the majority owner of Santa Barbara County’s Qupé Winery and Mattei’s Tavern, had convinced Duncan to sign a $6 million loan guarantee for Gameday Entertainment after getting $7.5 million from him earlier. According to Ann Marsh of FinancialPlanning.com, one witness stated Banks used Gameday “like an ATM machine,” taking for himself or businesses he controlled as much as $5.39 million. What had raised Biery’s ire were the more than 100 letters he’d received from Banks’s friends and relatives, including his mother, asking for leniency. Biery asked Banks where his mother got the idea that he’d done nothing wrong to Duncan.“‘I did not ask my mother to write a letter, your honor,’ Banks said in a low voice,” Marsh relates in her article. For his part, Duncan expressed embarrassment for being the “poster child for the dumb athlete whose financial adviser took his money” and asked the judge not to give Banks a light sentence. Banks — one of the original investors in Santa Ynez Valley’s Jonata and Lompoc’s Sandhi wineries, and a current owner of Napa’s storied Mayacamas Winery—had pleaded guilty to wire fraud in April. Biery sentenced Banks to four years in prison and to pay $7.5 million to Duncan.

say cHeese: Charles Banks (right) in 2013, with Bob Lindquist, from whom he bought Qupé Winery that year. Banks’s plea and now conviction are causing complications with his wine partners. Mayacamas co-owner Jay Schottenstein and family are suing him for breach of duty, according to Wine Spectator, and asking him to step down as president out of a worry over his effect on their winery licenses. Banks had run the wine companies through Terroir Life, which stated it was unaffected by his personal legal troubles, wrote the wine journal, as Banks had left the CEO position in April. The conviction means Banks’s licenses are under review, said Jon Carr, a spokesperson with California’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) department, through his association with Mayacamas, Wind Gap wines of Sebastopol, Cultivate Wines in St. Helena, and Mattei’s Tavern. Depending on the type of conviction, a “crime involving moral turpitude” could result in license revocation or other disciplinary action. —Jean Yamamura


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by Tyler Hayden full-cent increase over a half-cent, and most anta Barbara voters will decide this favored no sunset clause to the measure. Assistant City Administrator Nina JohnNovember whether to increase the city’s sales-tax rate by one cent—from son said last Tuesday that an estimated 40 7.75 percent to 8.75 percent—to fund percent of the extra revenue would be paid a ballooning backlog of basic street repair by tourists and other visitors to the city. The and other urgent infrastructure needs. With tax would not apply to basic purchases, such councilmembers Frank Hotchkiss and as groceries and prescription drugs. JohnRandy Rowse dissenting, the City Council son noted that Santa Barbara’s current sales voted last Tuesday to place the measure on tax rate sits below those of Santa Monica the 2017 general election ballot, which will (10.25 percent), Pasadena (9.25 percent), and Santa Cruz (9 percent). Santa Maria raised require a simple majority to pass. City officials estimate the tax increase its sales tax to 8 percent in 2012. Since that would bring in an extra $22 million a year year, Santa Barbara’s City Council has twice to help cover the massive gap between tried and twice failed to reach a supermajorthe current annual cost to maintain roads ity 5-2 consensus to place a sales tax increase and facilities ($25 million) and how much on the ballot. is actually budgeted for such work ($4 million). The shortfall is a direct result of the dissolution five years ago of Santa Barbara’s Redevelopment Agency, which siphoned $100 million away from the city. City Engineer Brian D’Amour told the council that road repair and repaving is the most pressing need. Right now, he said, Santa Barbara’s main “arterial roads” are treated and patched when needed. Residential streets receive little to no attention. Sixty-four eXPensive nuisance: The American Automobile Association percent of all roads are (AAA) said last year that pothole damage costs U.S. drivers about $3 considered “poor, at risk, billion annually. or failed.” While the revenue to fund repairs has remained steady over the last 15 years, the In his arguments last week, Councilcost of asphalt has risen 161 percent. Slurry member Hotchkiss pushed for a special sealing, a Band-Aid fix typically carried out tax specifically for funding infrastructure, in six-year cycles, costs $16,000 a block, rather than a general-purpose tax. That said D’Amour. But it doesn’t address deeper would guarantee the revenue was spent structural issues. After a while it’s like paint- as it was originally intended, even under ing over dry rot, he explained. The price tag the control of future councils. “There’s no doubt this council has every good intenfor a full repaving is $80,000. The extra revenue would also help cover tion,” he said, “but it only has a lifespan of the cost of a new police station, sorely six months.” Councilmember Rowse said needed by the department, D’Amour went he felt uneasy drafting a measure without a on. The current building doesn’t meet basic sunset clause. He was also reticent about the seismic standards and is far too small to concept of any tax hike but acknowledged it accommodate a staff of 212. When it was would help fund “the things that we sell in constructed in 1959, staff numbered 85. this town — the aesthetic, the cleanliness.” On the issue of accountability, Mayor Recent estimates put the price of a new building at $70 million. Fire stations on Sola Helene Schneider said she took comfort in Street and near Sheffield Reservoir would the robust language built into the measure also receive upgrades and renovations. The that would require regular audits, public One Thousand Steps beach access would be disclosure of spending, and the creation of repaired, as would downtown and Milpas a citizen oversight committee to actively sidewalks and streetscapes. monitor how the revenue is spent. She A survey conducted last spring of 800 stressed the city has taken steps to reduce Santa Barbara voters found that 64 percent costs since the Recession, cutting staff by 42 of them would “definitely or probably vote” positions, and will be mindful of how every for a ballot measure to increase the sales tax new tax dollar is spent. This is the right proto fund deferred maintenance projects. The posal at the right time, she said. “I certainly majority of those polled also supported a hope it passes.” n

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plunged by about 500 IQ points this past Friday. The town got suddenly quieter, and infinitely duller. Antonio Romasanta — known to friends, foes, and everyone around City Hall as just “Tony”—died of a massive heart attack at age 84. I had known Tony more than 30 years. We’d started off antagonists — I was a newspaper reporter looking for ankles to bite or kick, and Tony, being one of the biggest landlords and developers in town, was all ankle. Over the years, Tony and I would come to enjoy each other. I was somehow shocked by his death. He’d recently beat cancer and all its collateral battles and was back on the job, running his real-estate empire six days a week. Tony figured he’d make it to 120. His doctor estimated 106. Me, I figured Tony would live forever. He was that tough. The timing of Tony’s departure was sublimely perverse; his five kids might call it cruel. For many of the past 15 years, Tony had been pitching a fit over the festering black hole—the massive construction interruptus project otherwise known as Entrada de Santa Barbara — city officials allowed to swallow the lowest three blocks of State Street. Tony, not coincidentally, owns the Harbor View Inn at State and Cabrillo, where rooms go for about $400 a night. But Tony did not merely complain. He waged operatic war against the developer who first

got the project approved — Bill Levy — exposing details of a fatally flawed business deal so mired in debt that no one could ever afford to build it, not even if Ritz-Carlton managed the thing, as was the promise. Tony knew. City Hall should have known. In the end, Levy — with whom Tony had once been close friends — was allowed to evict all the tenants, shut down their businesses, tear up the street, declare bankruptcy, and then walk away. Everyone understood Levy’s finances were shaky —though not so shaky he couldn’t pay himself $60,000 a month in management fees. When some bank from North Carolina eventually foreclosed on Levy, famous for his French cuffs, the black hole festered even longer. Tony went ballistic. He demanded City Hall pull the plug on what he called “Entrada de Mirage” and start completely over. Several years later — in 2011 — a shrewd, high-octane Los Angeles developer named Michael Rosenfeld bought the “project” from the bank for $7 million and has since filled the hole with $200 million. Rosenfeld, who conspicuously does not wear French cuffs, is about to open the doors to his sprawling 92-room, brand-new hotel, which he’s redubbed the Hotel Californian. Conspicuous by his absence at the grand opening will be Tony. Unlike so many of the land flippers who come and go, Tony was a genuine Santa Bar-

bara native. Which is to say, he was born somewhere else — in his case, Brooklyn —and moved here in time to attend Santa Barbara Junior High, Santa Barbara High School, and UCSB. Both his parents were immigrants. Tony’s father—who had a 5th grade education — came from Spain; his mother—who could neither read nor write — came from Italy. Tony’s father worked for the Forest Service. As a kid, Tony pushed brooms, washed cars, mowed lawns, pumped gas. He was off-the-charts smart and endowed with a photographic memory. He graduated second out of 211 in his law school, specializing in tax law, presumably because that’s where the money was. In early 1960s, Tony hooked up with J. Goux, Santa Barbara’s preeminent legal lion at the time. He also hooked up with Don Harcourt of the publishing family— who was then managing his mother’s $10 million estate. Along with Marvin Trevillian, they formed Islay Investments, still one the biggest rental housing operations in the south coast. Court records indicate Islay is worth more than $100 million. I’d say that’s low. Back in the 1970s, Islay had 1,400 rental units. Long before “affordable by design” became a planning buzzword, Islay was building smaller units, marketing them to working stiffs, and not charging too much. As a reporter, I never heard complaints about rent gouging or substandard condi-

tions. But Islay was in constant trouble for illegally withholding its tenants’ security deposits. After Islay lost a big class-action lawsuit, Tony responded by getting a bill introduced in Sacramento that would have, among other things, been audaciously retroactive, meaning his legal defeat would have been nullified. I was outraged and impressed. That’s how we met. Tony didn’t hide behind attorneys or publicists; he didn’t duck.You had a question; he had an answer. We disagreed a lot, but we enjoyed the debate. On efforts to pave Mission Creek, Tony thought I was a naïvely knee-jerk tree hugger out to save things that never existed. I remember him driving me up and down the creek and showing me where the rushing waters would jump the bank if my stupid ideas were allowed to prevail. He didn’t change my mind, but I enjoyed the hell out of the ride. Tony was ruthlessly perceptive; his stories tended to be savagely hilarious. Conversation with Tony was warp-speed time travel. Seat belts were not optional. A lot of what he said, I couldn’t print. Some of it was too profane; a lot was just too true. Tony could be a mean son of a bitch. He was also a lucky son of a bitch and well understood this. He worked his ass off, he enjoyed the fight, and he enjoyed the dance. Santa Barbara will be a duller place without him. —Nick Welsh

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Anita Elaine Bates (Stahmer) 04/28/31-05/22/17

Our beloved and cherished ‘Mom’ and ‘Grandma’ and a treasured native of Santa Barbara, Anita Elaine (Stahmer) Bates passed away unexpectedly at Cottage Hospital on May 22, surrounded by her five adoring children. She had recently celebrated her 86th Birthday. Anita was born at St Francis Hospital on April 28, 1931, to parents Karl and Catherine Stahmer, the middle sibling to sister Carmilita Stahmer Zorovich and brother Karl ‘Butch’ Stahmer, all predeceased. Growing up on the corners of Anapamu and Nopal and then Bath and De La Guerra streets, Anita enjoyed all that her lovely small town offered, especially her fondest early days of playing on the County Bowl stage, running across the highway to the beach, dancing at the SB Recreation Center, and going back to The Beach! She attended Jefferson Elementary, Santa Barbara Junior High and graduated from Santa Barbara High School with the famous Class of 1949. Known for her beautiful infectious smile, warm bubbly personality and deeply loyal alliance, Anita developed friendships she held close and celebrated from her school days throughout her life. She was one of the most fun-loving and generous of friends, always radiating a zest for life. It was junior year at SBHS that Anita met her future husband, classmate Robert (Bobby) Bates. Anita and Bob were married on August 19, 1951, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Santa Barbara. After a quick reception at the home of her parents and with everything they owned packed into the car, the newlyweds headed down to San Diego the night before Bob was to report to the Navel Training Base. Anita was a Navy Wife! Anita and Bob were married for sixty-two adventure filled years – a lifetime in itself, until Bob’s passing in 2014. Their adoration for each other was beyond apparent, their commitment to each other endless. In a romance that started when they were only 17 years old, Anita and Bob shared a life partnership deeply loving each other and their five children, Michael (Adrienne), Cindy (Michael Elster), Bob Jr. (Denise), Kenneth (Heidi), and Steven (Nicole), and seven grandchildren, Kaitlyn & Jamie Elster, Michael Bates, Owen Bates, and Olivia, Hannah and Amelia Bates, each who will cherish memories of Grandma and Papa forever. Anita was a bigger-than-life Mom and Grandma, so devoted to her children and grandchildren, her greatest purpose in life. The matriarch, the ‘Joy and Glue’ of the Bates family, she created a home filled with love, laughter, 16

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and lots of food. With an already full family of seven, the table was usually set for ten or more, as her willingness to care for the neighborhood kids was well-known, everyone called her “Mama Bates”. There was nothing more special and inviting than Mom cooking in the kitchen and her famous spaghetti on the menu. It goes without saying; Mom’s Chocolate Cake - hand-beaten 200 times, with icing made from scratch - was famous all over Santa Barbara. Most heartwarming to Mom was when one of her kids or grandkids walked through her door – each greeted by her twinkling eyes and happy embrace. The greatest gift to all was to walk through her door. From her early days working as Thrifty’s Candy Counter Manager, for her stylish eye in selecting the perfect shirt and tie ensemble at Harris & Frank, to selling homes as a Licensed Real Estate agent for many years, Anita delighted in her work immensely. Always taking part in the happenings around town, she was very active in several clubs and organizations. The early years were filled with membership in The Young Business Women’s Club, Town and Country Women’s Club, Teacher’s Wives Club, Boys Club Basket Ball Team Super Mom, Girl Scout Leader, and hosting all the Class of 1949 Reunion Committee meetings for 65 years! She was the first to volunteer for the PTAs (usually on three campuses at one time), school carnivals, team dinners, and later became famous for donating ‘Grandma’s Pillow Case Collection’ to her grandchildren’s fundraisers for over a decade. When the kids were grown it was Anita’s turn to enjoy her hobbies and favorite things; often attending Shirley Temple by the Sea Doll Club and Four Seasons Garden Club meetings and events, operating a booth at the antique co-op Nicklebees in Ventura , attending Adult Ed Quilting Class, and tending to her four acre enchanted garden up on the hill. Anita could re-pot and grow anything and there wasn’t a frog, butterfly, bunny or lizard that she didn’t name and nurture in her garden. Over the past few years, Anita loved to fill her social calendar with visits to friends, always leaving the house with a beautifully wrapped gift from her garden, her kitchen, or something that she found on an outing that reminded her of ‘someone special’. Luncheons with girlfriends and club meetings were very special to Anita, a time to engage with those dear to her heart. Our dear Anita Elaine Stahmer Bates left us all too soon, yet there is much remaining here to remind us of her Kindness, Beauty, Grace, and Love. There will always be a cloud in the sky that will have us looking up and hearing her say, ‘what does that look like to you? ’. There will be ever tinging wind-chimes swaying in the wind, her encouragement to make us want to dance. There will forever be ‘Sparkle on the Water’ that will make our hearts shine bright for our Mom. There will continue to be a Full Moon monthly in the Sky; it was Anita’s connection to all who have passed before her. Now and forever more, there will be that Full Moon in the Sky, and it will be

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our Loving Hello and connection to our Beautiful Mom Anita. Forever In Our Hearts. Forever the Love of Our Lives. Forever our Mom. There is something remarkable that happens in our Universe – for those who believe. Anita left this earth on May 22, 2017 and Bob left on May 23, 2014. Oh how the Heavens celebrated a special reunion of True Love when Anita arrived! For our family, May 22 to May 23 will now always be a moment in time recognized for when our parents became one again. What a lovely thought. A Celebration of Anita’s Life will be held on Monday, July 10, 3:00pm, at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion, 1118 Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, 93103. A reception will follow. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anita’s honor to the Santa Barbara Food Bank. McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

Robert Katsumi Fujii 07/31/29-06/17/17

Robert Katsumi Fujii passed away unexpectedly at Heritage House on June 17, 2017. Bob was born on July 31, 1929 at Santa Barbara’s St. Francis Hospital to parents, Kintsuchi and Tatsu Fujii who immigrated from Japan in 1917. The youngest of two sons, Bob spent his early childhood on the family farm on the Mesa near Hendry’s Beach and the Douglas Family Preserve. He attended McKinley Elementary School and La Cumbre Junior High. During WWII, 12-year old Bob and his family left Santa Barbara when they were sent to the Gila River Internment camp in Arizona for four years. When the war ended, the family returned to Santa Barbara where Bob completed high school at Santa Barbara High and graduated with the class of 1947. He attended UC Santa Barbara College which was on the Riviera. In 1951, he received a degree in industrial arts and hoped to go on into a printing career. During the Korean War, he was drafted into the Marine Corps and was stationed in San Diego, serving two years on active duty. During the six years in the Reserves, he helped build a family home for his parents and brother and sister-in-law. Bob started his lifetime career by responding to an ad in 1956. He was hired by the Southern California Gas Company, moved to the Los Angeles area and spent 35 wonderful years working for the company. Anyone who knew Bob will agree that his lifetime passion was to watch high school and college basketball games (Go Bruins!). During retirement, he focused on just that. Every year he looked forward to basketball season with the culmination being March Madness. Occasionally, he helped in identifying high school players for college-level basketball teams. It was always rewarding for him to see gangly kids turn into athletes and go on to college and professional careers. In 2014, Bob moved from his home in Cerritos and returned to Santa Barbara to be close to family, saying that now his life has completed a full circle. It is here in Santa Barbara at Heritage House where he enjoyed the last 2-1/2 years making new friends and reconnecting with old ones, being

cared for by loving, compassionate people who were like family to him. He was so comfortable, so at peace and very happy that the Warriors won the championship—what else does one need? Bob was predeceased by his parents and his older brother, Frank Fujii. Bob leaves behind his sister-in-law, Dorothy Fujii, and three nieces, Roberta Cook (Steve), Melanie Fujii, Doreen Sasaki (Glenn) and his two grandnieces, Allie Ester (Chris) and Morgan Cook (fiancée Jonathan Russell). The family wishes to thank Dr. Eric Trautwein, Dr. Greg Newman and Dr. Robert Harbaugh for their care and support of Bob. And to the staff of Heritage House and the Assisted Home Hospice Team, the family extends their heartfelt appreciation for the gentle, dedicated care and positive encouragement they gave to Bob as well as the compassion they showed to the family. A funeral service will take place for Bob on Saturday, July 8 at 12 noon at the Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara, 1015 E. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara.

Ralph Waynard Lowe 05/05/51-06/10/17

Ralph died June 10, 2017 in Santa Barbara, California in the arms of his very beloved Georgene. He did not suffer too much as cancer took him on his final journey, and the collision with that “rough Mountain, death.” “With cancer there is always something.” Ralph was born in Salt Lake City, May 5th or 6th (a dispute between his mother and the State of Utah), 1951 the third of four sons of Waynard W. Lowe, MD and Jean Flint Lowe and grew up in the “fragrant humidor” that was Orange County, California. Ralph lived a vigorous life filled with adventure and on his own terms. His unique presence in the world was reassuring to many who knew and loved him. His wise, literate and ironic voice will remain with us. He loved Georgene and Alexandria [THE Bun] with all of his being. Next, he loved words, books and traveling on “the dark wine sea”. He could become restless and a little irritable when he was not traveling to a faraway place with a strange sounding name. Ralph graduated from The Dunn School, Los Olivos, California in 1971 and started his journey and life of adventures, hitchhiking and hopping freight trains with Tim, fellow traveler, confidant and sounding board, searching a good story and adventure. Inspired by his brother Russ, who was the captain of a reef netting salmon fishing boat in the San Juan Islands, he was lured to fish with him. His

reluctant career as a college student took him from Utah to Oregon back to Utah and then to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Throughout his life Ralph and Georgene lived, worked and wandered away to Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, the Tawawa Refugee Camp in Eastern Sudan, most of Europe, always Greece which he called “my adopted country”, India, the Middle East, Portugal, Cyprus, Nairobi Kenya, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain), Turkey, Thailand, Australia and Singapore. He always went back to Mexico and his beloved brother Steven and sister in law Brenda’s home in San Miguel de Allende. Ralph taught, nourished and mentored his students in Vershire, Vermont, Alexandria, Egypt, Beirut, Lebanon, Gran Canaria, Spain and The Dunn School, Los Olivos, California for nearly 40 years writing that “teaching is a sacred endeavor”. Over more than 35 years his Galatea Project took students to Greece and Turkey in search of mystical tales, Heroes and useful knowledge, changing lives and inspiring thought and adventure. Ralph was opinionated, humorous, stubborn and at times a hedonist. He married people and savored the experience. Ralph was absolutely curious, captivated by cultures and history. He wrote that “all good bars are on corners” and recently opined that “it is too late to be good”. Ralph did not care for fluffy words or trailing adjectives. Thoroughly unique and unconventional, he had his own style which was sometimes a little snobbish but never pretentious. He wrote poetry and prose, immersed himself in Shakespeare and was thrilled by “the good story well told”. He preferred ‘cheap red wine on ice”. Ralph always thought he lived just the life he wanted. He never expressed a regret. “Be appy with what you ave” [age 3]. Ralph is survived by all of us. There will be a celebration of Ralph Lowe’s remarkable life, August 12, 2017 2-4pm at The Dunn School in Los Olivos, California. Donations in memory of Ralph Lowe and in honor of Alexandria Lowe to the Prader-Willi California Foundation are tax-deductible to the extend permitted by law. Online donations to www.PWCF.org or mail check to "PWCF", 514 N. Prospect Avenue, Suite 110-LL, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Memorial gifts honoring Ralph Lowe's many years of teaching can be made to Dunn School, at www. dunnschool.org or at P.O. Box 98, Los Olivos, CA 93441.

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by E v E ly n G E r l a c h in the U.S. This was long before the use of psychotropic velyn Gerlach was a marriage and family drugs. It was a teaching hospital. Many patients were therapist in Santa Barbara for nearly a half able to return home greatly improved. The Quaker century, but many people would recognize atmosphere pervaded and healed. her from her early-morning walks down In 1950 I married for the first time and moved with State Street with her husband, Lorenz, always hold- John Wilkinson to Annapolis, where he taught at St. ing hands and saying good John’s College and I worked morning to all they encounin Baltimore at the Jewtered. Lorenz, who was also ish Family and Children’s a therapist, died five years Bureau. My teacher and ago. Evelyn was also a selfsupervisor was Dr. Fred taught artist whose paintBerl, a refugee from Nazi ings adorned her home Germany, an inspiring man who urged me to write and and were also displayed publish “Working with the at the Jewish Community Center during the KristallChronically Mentally Ill in nacht commemoration last a Private Family Agency.” The other part of my December. As Evelyn grew frail, caseload was devoted to she was able to remain in helping survivors of the her home with the help of Holocaust start new lives caregivers. But her mind in Baltimore, which had a large, wealthy Jewish comremained crystal sharp. About a year ago, she premunity. I was constantly sented me with her autoamazed by the survivors’ resilience. Later, I learned biographical obituary. I realized that it might be a of their nightmares. good thing for all of us to This was followed by a do, to review our lives and EXPRESSION OF JOY: A longtime marriage and family move to Chicago for one talk about what has been therapist, Evelyn Gerlach was also a self-taught artist. year. There, I was hired to important. start a Psychiatric Social Evelyn died in April of this year, soon after her 97th Work department at Mt. Sinai Hospital. The hospital birthday. I still hear her voice in my head, and I miss was affiliated with the Chicago Medical School next her laughter. Here is Evelyn Gerlach in her own words. door. I taught fourth-year medical students who were — Cynthia Martin having their first training in psychiatric care, a very rewarding task. ••• Next came a move to Istanbul for three years. There, don’t know how often people write their own John taught at Robert College, and I taught English as obituaries, but I take this opportunity to thank a Second Language at Robert Academy. Then another move, this time to Middletown, all who have helped me since the death of my husband, Connecticut, where John taught Lorenz F. Gerlach, on August 18, 2012. at Wesleyan University and I was hired as executive director of the These include Dr. Michael Bordofsky, Family Service Agency in Meriden, the aides who helped Lornie and me, the few friends left, family members, CT. with the special help of my stepson, In 1958 we moved to Santa BarPhilip Gerlach, and his wife, Mary. My bara, where John taught in the Phiniece,Abbie Loomis of Madison,Wislosophy Department of UCSB and consin, has with her two weekly phone I worked at the Mental Hygiene calls, usually an hour each, helped keep Clinic until it closed in 1961. That me centered and able to handle my year Dr. Lorenz F. Gerlach, a psymedical, financial, legal, and emotional chiatrist, asked me to join him in needs. She also sends great books. Her Evelyn and Lorenz Gerlach his practice. I did. brother, Clint Loomis of Lewistown, After my divorce, Dr. Gerlach Montana, has had a steady interest in my welfare. and I continued to practice together and married in I’ve outlived all but one or two friends. The others 1963. We saw couples together and also practiced sepahave moved away. This is one of the most difficult rately. These were happy, happy years. My joy led me to things for people my age. As for “getting over” the paint first in oils and then acrylics — Expressionism. death of my husband, I can say there are some losses I’ve been a member of the Santa Barbara Art Associaone does not get over. We were the major part of our tion for over 30 years. I retired as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker histories for 51 years. I was born at home to Abraham and Sarah (Deitch) in 2000 at the age of 80. Lorenz continued to see a Samuels. They were immigrants from Russia and few patients until he was 91. I was in Who’s Who of Lithuania in 1905. I lived in the house in Philadelphia American Women in 1969, I believe. I never took that until I was 18. I earned a BS in Education from Temple seriously! University and a master’s degree from the University I leave behind five stepchildren, their families, my nieces and nephews, and my dear brother, Bernard of Pennsylvania School of Social Work in 1948. My five years working as a psychiatric social worker Samuels of Warrington, Pennsylvania, and his wife, at Friends Hospital for Nervous and Mental Illness Freda, my loyal friend. I was predeceased by three were a deeply spiritual experience. The hospital, older sisters. founded in 1813, was the oldest private mental hospital My advice to all: Be kind to yourself and others. n

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Sherilyn Celeste Scranton 11/10/54-06/21/17

Fourth-generation Santa Barbaran Reg Lathim passed peacefully at his home, at the age of 86, with his two children Kim Lippincott and Rod Lathim on June 23rd, 2017. His family and friends knew him to be a stellar example of generosity, compassion and selfless concern for others. He was loved by many, but had no role more important to him than that of a husband to Kathleen Vance Manwill Lathim, who passed in 2007, father to Kim and Rod, grandfather to Mariah and Brandon Lippincott and adopted father to so many people who knew they could count on him for love and support through his lifetime. He was a proud SBHS Don in the class of 1948, where he met his wife Kathy, then went to Westminster College in Utah. He lost both his older brother Albert Lathim and his mother Thelma Stevens Lathim at an early age. As a respected businessman he carried on the family company, Lathim’s Transfer which became Lyon Moving and Storage, from his father Ray Lathim. He retired from Lyons and joined the team of Pitts and Bachmann Realtors, due to his close friendship with David Pitts. His reputation for being a man of the highest integrity was known throughout the community. Reg served in the US Navy as Seaman First Class which afforded him the opportunity to see many parts of the world. He married Kathy in 1951 and they designed and built their home on Eucalyptus Hill which became “Family Central” for their family and friends. They both passed in this home which they loved. He was the kind of Dad most people would dream of having. He was an ideal role model and mentor to many. His unconditional love and willingness to pitch in and help his family in any effort or cause was infectious. Reg was active in the Lions Club and loved volunteering in the community. He served on the Board of Access Theatre and helped with productions, fundraising, benefit events, set building and hosting artists. He loved helping out at Paradise Pit every year scooping ice cream for the AIDS Lifecycle Ride, and delivering flowers for the Flower Empower program founded by family friend Thomas Rollerson. His very close Eucalyptus Hill neighborhood friends enjoyed regular visits from Reg, who shared flowers, vegetables and caring. Reg was deeply interested in Santa Barbara history and was a walking encyclopedia of information. During the last decade of his life, after Kathy’s passing, he enjoyed seeing the world with his dear friend Sidonia Slaff, with whom he shared a loving relationship. He remained active until he sustained serious injuries from a fall in his yard, a month prior to his passing. He lived a full and wonderful life and his legacy will live on. independent.com

Sherilyn Scranton, international model, clothing designer and artist – and a native of Santa Barbara - was born in Cottage Hospital November 10, 1954 and passed away in Cottage Hospital on June 21, 2017 after a brief bout with lung cancer. She was 62 years old. Sherilyn grew up in the Montecito/ Miramar Beach area and was one of a number of teenaged girls who raced their horses down Old Coast Highway from Olive Mill to Hot Springs on the sand that had been prepped for paving, as it was being developed into the Coast Village Road of today. The next morning the road crew must have wondered what on earth had happened to their smooth surface work. Sherilyn often spoke of her love of this beautiful community and reminded us all of the “joie de vivre and Bohemian quality” she felt fortunate to be able to participate in. She was a member of “The Scorpio Club,” which Pearl Chase had created for Scorpio women to meet, exchange ideas and put on charitable and cultural events. Sherilyn met her husband, Sam Scranton, in 1975, and they married in Nantucket, Massachussetts in 1986 on Flag Day. An accomplished seamstress, she designed and created Sam’s stage attire during his career as a musical performer. Sherilyn was known to the Santa Barbara community for her fundraising and artistic work, which she did in collaboration with her husband in renovating the Santa Barbara Bowl. When Sam returned to assume the position of Executive Director of the Bowl in 1991, Sherilyn hosted and contributed to many of the fundraising activities, holiday parties for Board and staff, and other events which led to the Santa Barbara Bowl being a world-class facility such as it is today. Sherilyn also designed and created the Bowl logo used exclusively throughout the 1990s. In recent years, Sherilyn had returned to her personal artistic pursuits as a painter. She leaves her husband of 31 years, Sam Scranton; her step-father Edwin Starr Phenix; her half-brothers Donald Phenix and Dudley Phenix and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvel Montee and Robert Almond Gilcrest. Sherilyn was deeply appreciative of the fine and loving work of her doctors and the staff of Cottage Hospital. In honor of her wishes, there will be no services. Donations in her memory can be made to Planned Parenthood.

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Antonio Ramon Romasanta 09/16/32-06/30/17

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anta Barbara City College is pleased to announce the School of Extended Learning, which offers more comprehensive extended learning opportunities to our community. We plan to maximize tuition-free programs that expand career-skills training for job seekers and those seeking job advancement. We also plan to grow tuition-free programs in life skills and life enrichment for all populations in our community. Extended Learning encompasses all of our existing community-based offerings including all fee-based classes and our tuition-free vocational programs in health, culinary arts, construction technology, computer courses, environmental horticulture, and English as a second language. The new School of Extended Learning brings into the fold our Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) initiatives, our Santa Barbara AEBG Consortium, our Career Skills Institute, and the Center for Lifelong Learning. We have formed an Extended Learning Ambassador program, composed of community representatives from all of our diverse populations who will provide feedback in the development of new programs to ensure we are meeting the needs of our community. We hope to hear from you with any questions — a public meeting takes place on October 16 at Schott Center — and perhaps you will join us as an ambassador! We are proud to focus on the educational needs of our community and to advance career and life skills for all. — Melissa Moreno, Interim VP, School of Extended Learning, SBCC

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hy, after seven-plus years, is the U.S. debate over how to afford adequate health care getting nowhere? The Republicans argue that you can redefine “adequate” and cut costs by reducing the level of benefits and the number of people qualified for help in getting them. The Democrats argue that we can extend the level of benefits to the poor by pumping

more tax dollars into the needed subsidies. Conversely, the Republicans want to redistribute the wealth from the poor to the rich and from the sick and elderly, who need to buy health insurance now, to the young and healthy, who can wait until they get sick. Meanwhile, no one is asking the obvious question of how every other modern industrialized nation has solved the basic problem of how to provide their whole population with decent health care. The reason this question is not asked by either side, barring the odd progressive like Bernie Sanders and Warren Buffet, is largely cultural. Americans are now taught from birth to think of themselves only as individual consumers of commodities and not as interdependent members of a national society. We have divided ourselves into winners and losers in the great cost-shifting game of seeing who can get the most benefits for the least money. I win, you lose. As long as this game goes on, America will continue to fall behind other countries, where the game is how to make everyone a winner and nobody a loser. In short, the single-payer game. This is not a game you can play for free; but it costs a whole lot less in lost lives and money than the game we’re playing now. — Bill Marks, S.B.

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¶ For children who attend schools in Santa Barbara County — which the grandchildren of the author of last week’s letter “The Price of Entry” do not — the Santa Barbara Museum of Art offers free admission, kindergarten through college. ¶ The photograph of St. Petersburg’s Church on the Spilled Blood in last week’s On the Beat was taken by Barclay Brantingham. ¶ The photo in last week’s “Flight of the Food Trucks” news story showed Michael Gardner of the Burger Bus, whom we misidentified as “Michael Redmond.”

Romasanta, Antonio Ramon passed away suddenly at home on June 30, 2017 at the age of 84 and into the loving arms of our heavenly Father. Tony was born September 16, 1932 to Eladio Ramon and Carmela (Taurasi) Romasanta in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up in New York, Tony was an entrepreneur from the start with his own shoeshine business, giving all his earnings to his mother. In 1944, at the age of 12, Tony moved with his family to Santa Barbara, where he attended Santa Barbara Jr. High and Santa Barbara High School. As a Santa Barbara Don, Tony joined the ROTC, continuing his membership through college. He attended UC Santa Barbara, where he was a fraternity member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. While putting himself through college and working various jobs, it was at UCSB where he met the love of his life, Birgit Kristina Nyman, marrying in 1954. After graduating with a degree in Economics, Tony left Santa Barbara to serve his Country in the U.S. Army; he was honorably discharged as a 1st. Lt., continuing as an Army Reserve. After being discharged, Tony and Birgit moved to San Francisco where he attended UC Hastings College of the Law. During this time, he and Birgit worked hard to put Tony through law school, and their first son, Mark, was born. Graduating second in his law school class, Tony then returned to New York to attend NYU School of Law, earning his Masters in Tax Law, while simultaneously teaching classes in Legal Research & Writing. In February 1961, Tony was both admitted to the CA Bar and their first daughter, Kathryn, was born. Late that year, Tony returned to Santa Barbara with his family to begin his career as an attorney, and shortly after their second daughter, Lisa, was born, with twin boys, Anthony and David, soon to follow. In the late 1960’s, Tony’s entrepreneurial passion led to he and his partners starting Islay Investments. He continued on to have a successful law career with Goux, Romasanta and Anderle, and was fortunate to work with so many wonderful partners and junior partners throughout the years. In the 1980’s, Tony and Birgit got into the Santa Barbara hospitality business, with the Harbor View Inn, Sandpiper Lodge and Eladio’s Restaurant. Tony’s work was not work, it was who he was, working full time up until the day he passed. Despite spending his time working, he was a certified scuba diver, who enjoyed boating, traveling, and snow skiing with his family. An avid golfer, Tony was a long independent.com

time member of La Cumbre Country Club, making many friends with other members and the wonderful staff. Proud of his Italian heritage, Tony was both a DB brother and Boot Club member. He truly loved Santa Barbara, working endlessly on projects to better the community, while active in the local political scene always keeping the best interest of Santa Barbara at heart. All who knew Tony would agree that he had a wonderful sense of humor and an unforgettable smile. Tony enjoyed music and you often found him at home dancing around the kitchen listening to Frank Sinatra. A devoted reader, his drive for knowledge was unwavering, and he appreciated sharing his knowledge with those around him. Tony’s lifelong love for dogs led to countless adoptions, and he leaves behind several of his beloved doggies. Tony was preceded in death by his parents Eladio and Carmela, his brother Joe Fortunato, his wife of 52 years Birgit Romasanta, and his grandson Mark Romasanta II. He is survived by his brother, Andrew Romasanta; son Mark Romasanta (Nicole), his daughters, Kathryn Romasanta-Eckert and Lisa Romasanta-Crowder (Robert), and sons, Anthony Romasanta and David Romasanta; his grandchildren Antonia Eckert Shaw (Nathan), Vinny Eckert, Angelina Romasanta, Robbie Crowder, Kristina Crowder, Joey Eckert, Anthony Romasanta, Nicholas Romasanta and Bella Romasanta; his great-grandchildren, Mikayla Eckert, Daniel Shaw and Dominic Shaw; and several nieces and nephews. As Tony would often say, “Eat, drink and be merry!” His memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street. Donations can be made to Santa Barbara DAWG 5480 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111.

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Barbara unfurled the Stars and Stripes, burned hot dogs, swigged beer, and celebrated July 4 at the top of our patriotic lungs, but just think: What if there were no Independence Day? Not because we lost the Revolutionary War, but because there wasn’t one. As Adam Gopnik writes in The New Yorker (“We Could Have Been Canada”), instead of a bloody, brutal, eight-year war, there could have been an evolution from Britain, and slavery might have ended more peacefully and sooner, as in the rest of the British Empire. Without slavery, presto, no horrible Civil War. “The Revolution, this argument might run, was a needless and brutal bit of slaveholders’ panic mixed with Enlightenment [nonsense], producing a country that was always marked for violence and disruption and demagogy. “Look north to Canada, or south to Australia, and you will see different possibilities of peaceful evolution away from Britain. …” But, Gopnik laments, “The thought is taboo, the Revolution being still sacred in its self-directed propaganda.” It has been argued that the Revolution has become an American civil religion that shaped patriotism, producing a Moses-like

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leader in Washington, prophets like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, martyrs like Nathan Hale, sacred holidays like this one, and holy scripture like the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Thousands of slaves joined forces with the British at the climactic battle at Yorktown. After the Americans won the battle and the Brits surrendered, the slaves were returned to their masters, including General (and future president) George Washington and founding father Thomas Jefferson, according to a new book by Holger Hoock, Scars of Independence. During the war, prisoners were butchered and wives and daughters raped, facts omitted

in many a textbook and Fourth of July speech. It seems like much of what we know about this conflict is wrong, maybe most of it. But the glorious battles are in our DNA and won’t be dislodged by firing off a few skyrockets. We won, and that’s important. And that we might very well have lost is for Civics 101 arguments. First of all, it was about taxes and our right to have a say in them instead of the “King’s Men” 3,000 miles away. After the founding fathers (sorry, no women, Native Americans, blacks, or non-property owners needed to apply in this noble fight for freedom, except to fight) declared our independence, King George III decided to fight it out. Otherwise, his government reasoned, the colonies would be lost. Britain might well have won the war, John Ferling writes in Smithsonian magazine.“The battle for New York in 1776 gave England an excellent opportunity for a decisive victory. France had not yet allied with the Americans. … Gen. William Howe trapped much of the American Army [in the New York area] and might have administered a fatal blow [but he] was slow to act,” and allowed Washington’s army to slip away, Ferling said.

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As 1781 dawned, the Americans feared that unless they won a decisive victory that year, the outcome would be decided by a conference of Europe’s great powers.“Britain would likely have retained Canada, the trans-Appalachian West, part of present-day Maine, New York City and Long Island, Georgia and much of South Carolina, Florida … and several Caribbean islands,” according to Ferling. The “tiny” United States would have been surrounded. Washington warned that his army was exhausted. Britain was close to reclaiming much territory it had lost. But in April 1781, at Yorktown, British General Charles Cornwallis was trapped and had to surrender more than 8,000 men after having lost more than 4,000 in North Carolina. Hearing the news in England, Prime Minister Lord North famously said, “Oh God, it is all over.” It was. The Treaty of Paris signed in 1783 ratified the American victory. The world stood up and paid attention. Upstart colonists shouting about democracy had thumbed their noses at a king and bloodied his nose. The world would never be the same. But how much better would it have been if King George had listened to wiser heads and not gone to war? After all, wasn’t it just a tea party?   —  Barney Brantingham

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hen Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type circa 1440, he effectively changed the course of history: For the first time, printed material became available to the masses, breaking the aristocracy’s grip on literacy and education. Fast-forward nearly 600 years, and Gutenberg’s invention has spawned a modern U.S. book publishing industry that in 2014 generated about $28 billion in revenue. Santa Barbara may not be the birthplace of the printing press, but it is — and has been — home to many lauded authors including Ross Mac-

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donald and T.C. Boyle. Another writer in our midst recently joined the ranks of published authors: D.J. Palladino, a longtime Santa Barbara Independent contributor and new bookstore owner. His noir novel, Nothing That Is Ours, is a fantastical murder mystery in which 1958 Santa Barbara plays a significant role. Read on to learn about the birth of Nothing That Is Ours, in an interview with Palladino by Brandon Fastman. Also in this issue, find out what the S.B. Public Library and Chaucer’s Books suggest for the best summer reads, and check out two excerpts from Library Book: Writers on Libraries, a collection of short stories from area writers. —Michelle Drown

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completed in 2015. It finally hit bookstores this past March. “James Joyce didn’t take 15 years to write Ulysses,” Palladino joked over dim sum as I interviewed him for this story and he feverishly shoveled pork buns and roasted duck onto his plate.

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novel, was the travel writer and essayist Pico Iyer, who tried to pass the book on to his own agent — and then Thomas Pynchon’s agent. It was Carpinteria-based journalist and author Ann Louise Bardach who would successfully fulfill the role of literary matchmaker, connecting Palladino with his eventual publisher, Asahina & Wallace. Palladino started writing the novel in 2000, and he finished the first draft four years later. The final edits were

Save for red-striped Coke-bottle eyeglasses covering a pupil that bleeds into his left cornea, there’s little about Palladino’s appearance — think pleated khakis and well-traveled sneakers — that suggests his total immersion in the joys of aesthetic pleasure. (I do have it on good authority, though, that his close-cropped salt and peppers are managed by an Italian hairstylist.) Nevertheless, whether it’s the food on his tongue — or the words — Palladino takes taste quite seriously. This is a quality he’s reaffirmed during a long career as a critic. In a small town such as Santa Barbara, where it’s impossible to write about someone you aren’t eventually going to get stuck behind in a checkout line, Palladino has never shirked from leveling unstinting feedback or, more simply put, being honest about his likes and dislikes. It’s also a quality he impressed upon his son, Zac, when they cowrote film reviews in the ’90s. Palladino would force his pint-sized partner to defend his opinions about movies and to reassess his prejudgments of those he didn’t initially want to see. (Now grown, Zac designed the cover for his father’s novel.) Palladino fondly remembers writing a book review in which he “dumped” on the text that, ironically, planted the seed for Nothing That Is Ours. It was a volume of academic essays about Santa Barbara history. Palladino found the entries dry and lifeless, but one stood out to him. It told the story of Castle Rock, a large geographic structure that was dynamited to make way for the Santa Barbara Harbor

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about D.J. Palladino’s debut novel, Nothing That Is Ours, by referring to the 65-year-old author as a late bloomer. Or to proclaim that, after buying the diminutive Mesa Bookstore with his wife, Diane Arnold, just about a month before the novel’s release, Palladino has finally arrived in literary Santa Barbara. Whether a work of art is sold, however, is a poor measure of its value. Thus, such statements would be equal parts unfair to art and Palladino, who has been writing since he determined, 12 credits shy of a bachelor’s degree, that he’d learned as much as he needed from the UCSB English Department, and took a full-time job at the Santa Barbara News & Review, one of the two publications that would eventually merge and become The Santa Barbara Independent. About five years ago, when I was working as a reporter for this publication, Palladino paused at my desk one day to compliment the lead sentence of a story I had written. I know it was a Wednesday because every Wednesday, Palladino stops by The Santa Barbara Independent to pick up his best friend and executive editor, Nick Welsh, for lunch. My story was about a bankruptcy filing by a renowned vintner, and the first sentence read: “Turns out being good at what you do and making money are two separate endeavors.” Little did I know at the time how much the sentence also applied to Palladino, who was enduring an eighth year of trying to find a publisher for his novel. Like the vintner, Palladino received praise for his product, but he struggled to sell it, even with help from his lettered friends. His first champion, and the first reader of the

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recently met an artist who had devised a project that involved the Santa Barbara library. Intrigued by monographs she’d taken out on other artists she admired, she painted new jackets for those books, put them on the volumes — being careful to keep the text on the flaps and the identifying bar codes — and simply returned the books to the shelves, where other readers might stumble on her work by chance. It was a kind of stealth art project with an important element of surprise. The enterprise made me laugh, but finding something unexpected is intrinsic to the library. You can experience that simply by walking past the shelves and picking out an intriguing-sounding title or inspecting the volume next to the one you’ve been looking for and taking it home to find a literary gem. The whole evolution of the library in my lifetime has been something of a surprise. How far things have come by Joan Tapper from the days when I watched the librarian hand-stamp the book’s due date to today, when I can check my choices out by myself with a touch-screen computer. I do rather miss the tactile experience of fingering the index cards in the wooden catalog, but oh, how convenient to search for a book on my laptop at home, get the needed information, and either locate it on the shelf or have it waiting for me. Silence has always been golden among the bookshelves, and I still like to take a quiet seat in front of the fireplace in Santa Barbara’s Central Library, but it’s wonderful to see the place enlivened with tots at a children’s reading hour or filled with tweens in the makers’ space. The library has interpreted its mission in all kinds of imaginative ways, inviting the community to see art, watch movies, do crafts, listen to music, learn new skills, and, yes, be surprised. I don’t know the names of all the books that my artist friend “painted,” so I’m not sure exactly where or when I’ll come upon them. I’ll simply look forward, as always, to finding the unexpected within the library walls.

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Fri July 7 11:00a “East oF thE sun anD wEst oF thE Moon” BOXTALES Theatre Company presents their 2017 Summer Theatre Camp. A three-week journey in the Boxtales method, including training in: Acting, Storytelling, Acro- Yoga, Mime, Music & Collaboration. The campers will create this original stage production culminating in a FREE public performance. For more info please visit www.boxtales.org or call 805-962-1142. This year’s piece is based on the popular Norwegian folktale!

sat July 22 8:00p “toMMy EMManuEl anD FriEnDs” The Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration presents one of the world’s great fingerstyle guitar players! For more info and tickets please visit www.sbaic.com/tommy. Friends Richard Smith and Pat Bergeson will be sitting in with the amazing showman that wows audiences worldwide!

wED July 26 7:00p “toMorrow” The Luke Theatre and the Community Environmental Council proudly present a screening of this new environmental documentary. This optimistic film offers constructive and creative solutions to climate change issues in agriculture, economics, energy and education. For more info and tickets please visit www.lobero.com or call 805-963-0761. Join us for this inspirational look at concrete solutions to help build a more sustainable future!

DiD you know? You too can sponsor a permanent donor tile in the beautiful Bryan Family Foyer, or sponsor a seat in the Theatre to honor a family member, friend or mentor. Seats ($500) and tiles ($350) make great tribute gifts! Please visit www.luketheatre.org for more details – get your piece of the Luke today!

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7/6: The Aural Border: Listening Across the California-Mexico Line MacArthur Fellow, author, and USC Professor Josh Kun will take you on a musical and sonic tour of the California-Mexico borderlands, from the tourist upswing of the early 1900s to the rock-and-roll boom of the 1960s, from Herb Alpert and Woody Guthrie to contemporary electronic music and narco ballads, and from border sound art to border radio. This multimedia talk complements the current exhibit You Are Going on a Trip, which you can see after the lecture as you talk further over tequila (cash bar). 5:30-7pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364.

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7/6: Opening Reception: Perceive This predominantly abstract exhibit will feature 10 artists. The exhibit shows through July 24. 5-8pm. 10 West Gallery, 10 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 770-7711. 10westgallery.com

7/6: Opening Reception: How Modernism Came to Santa Bar Barbara: 1945-1990 This multimedia exhibit will showcase the work of artists

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Lend Me a Tenor (The Musical) Based on the Tony-nominated play by Ken Ludwig, this crazy tale of mistaken identities and unexpected romance will explode with delight in this brand-new musical comedy by Peter Sham and PCPA’s Brad Carroll. The story follows what happens when the 1934 Cleveland Grand Opera Company’s world-famous tenor ends up ill and panic ensues as a menacing soprano, a terror-struck ingénue, a jealous wife, and the Cleveland police get involved. The show previews July 6-7 and runs through July 23. 8pm. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St. $22.50-$51.50. Ages 5+. Call 922-8313. pcpa.org  7/6: Book-Signing with D.J. Palladino Santa Barbara Independent Courtesy

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7/6: Katherine Nichols Freelance writer Katherine Nichols will sign copies of her new book, Deep Water Water, the nonfiction account of the Coronado Company, a group of teenage students and a high school teacher in 1971 who grew a drugsmuggling business into a multimilliondollar worldwide operation out of a small

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both local and with ties to the S.B. community, including faculty of UCSB, SBCC, and Westmont. The exhibit shows through August 5. 4-6pm. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Rd. Free. Call 565-6162.

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Opening Reception: Late Bloom Amy Berenbeim is an S.B.-based linocut printmaker (a design or form carved in relief on a block of linoleum), and her collection explores the female experience and connection to the natural world. The exhibit shows through July 31. 7:30-10:30pm. Elsie’s, 117 W. De la Guerra St. Free. Ages 21+. tinyurl.com/AmyBerenbeim

7/6: Family 1st Thursday: Block Prints Create your own abstract textured block prints with your family this 1st Thursday, inspired by Rufino Tamayo’s “Personage in a Cave” (1964), with the guidance of a teaching artist. 5:30pm; galleries open until 8pm. Family Resource Ctr., S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net

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Superspy James Bond (Sean Connery) finds himself in the Caribbean investigating the death of a British operative with the help of a seashell peddler and a CIA agent in this 1962 film that introduced Agent 007 to the big screen. 8:30pm. Sunken Gardens, S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 893-3535.

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Check out the opening reception of the Art, Design & Architecture Museum’s summer exhibits, Clocks and Clouds: The Architecture of Escher GuneWardena; Nell Campbell: About Face; Body Matters: Contemporary Art from the Collection; and The Art of Looking: Pattern and Texture. Fri.: Reception: 5:30-7:30pm; Sat.: Walk-through and lecture: 2pm. Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB. Free. Call 893-2951.

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7/6: Opening Reception: A Walk on the Beach This exhibit of original oil paintings and fine-art prints by Karen Fedderson explores the gentle beauty of California’s coast. With expert brushwork and rich colors, Fedderson’s seascapes and landscapes will be on display through August 25. 5-8pm. Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art, 1528 State St. Free. Call 962-6444.

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7/6: Opening Reception: Channel City Camera Club Come see close to 100 striking prints from the club members, some of S.B.’s best photographers. The exhibit shows through July 31. 4-7pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. cccameraclub.com 7/8: Conversation with Artist Barbara Flanagan Come listen to area artist Barbara Flanagan talk about her new exhibit, Stretch: Wall Sculpture and Paintings, a series of wall sculptures and paintings made with innovative materials such as industrial aluminum and synthetic liquids. Architectural Foundation of S.B., 229 E. Victoria St. Free. Call 965-6307. afsb.org

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7/9: Studio Sunday on the Front Steps: Mat Board Visitors of all ages are welcome to come create an emboss print inspired by the shapes and colors of Azechi Umetarō’s “Skier (Sukiya)” (1955) with the help of a teaching artist. 1:30-4:30pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364.

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ONGOING: Bikes, Boats, and Barns Come see the creative paintings by area artist Marilyn Benson and all the subjects she loves to paint including the Central Coast scenery and landmarks and bikes and boats representing fun and adventure. The exhibit shows through September 7. Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, 2879 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-7265. ONGOING: Sleep of Reason This exhibit explores scenes of unease and the uncanny in photographs inspired by British artist Yinka Shonibare’s grand photograph “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Asia).” S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free-$10. Call 963-4364. sbma.net

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Join the Asian American History Committee for the first film of the annual Asian American Film Series, a screening of Grace Lee’s documentary exploring the impact of food on Asian-Pacific Americans through family, tradition, and faith. A reception and Q&A with producer Eurie Chung will follow the screening. Pre-film box meal from Blue Owl: 6pm; screening: 7pm. Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St. Free-$5 suggested donation; meal: $8. Call 965-0093. sbthp.org/aafs

saTurday 7/8 7/8: Run to Surf Adventure Challenge Participate in iSurf’s second annual Run to Surf Adventure Challenge, with a scenic 5k from Leadbetter Beach to Shoreline Park, a half-mile Ocean Paddle, and a surprise beach obstacle course, in a benefit for the Surf Like a Girl nonprofit organization. Registration is required. 10am. Leadbetter Beach, 801 Shoreline Dr. $55/individual; $150/team. Call 699-5371.

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7/8: Peter and the Wolf Find out what happens to young Peter when, despite his grandfather’s warnings of the wolf who lives in the woods, Peter and his animal friends go outside to play. Can Peter save his friends from the wolf? Find out in this charming fairy tale performed by the Goleta School of Ballet. 7pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $15-$20. Call 963-0408. centerstagetheater.org 7/8: Summer Nights on the Roof Spend a summer evening with friends over cocktails and music on the rooftop of this beautiful spot with breathtaking views of S.B. Make your reservation online. 6-9:30pm. Canary Hotel, 31 W. Carrillo St. $20. tinyurl.com/NightsOnTheRoof

sunday 7/9 7/9: Centennial Lecture: Hattie Beresford Do you know who the Faulkner Gallery was named after or who donated the land for the library? Learn about the history of the Central Library

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7/8: Figueroa Mtn. Brewing Co. (S.B.) Sat.: The Bomb. 8-10pm. 137 Anacapa St., Unit F. Free. Call 694-2252. figmtnbrew.com 7/8: Figueroa Mtn. Brewing Co. (Buellton) Just Dave. 6:30-8:30pm. 45 Industrial Wy., Buellton. Free. Call 694-2252. 7/8-7/12: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Sat.: Madz Johnson & Storm, Soul Machine, Heart and Soul, 9pm. $15. Ages 21+. Sun.: The Kim Richmond/Kimberley Ford Sextet, 1pm. $25. Mon.: Jeff Elliott, 7:30pm. $8. Tue.: Led Ka’apana, 8pm. $15-$18. Wed.: Desert Rhythm Project, Derinkuyu, 8pm. $8. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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The all-Māori band Katchafire from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton), Aotearoa (New Zealand), will bring its pure, classic roots-reggae sound with an R&B funk rub to S.B. L.A.-based Iya Terra (meaning Higher Ground) will open the show with a modern approach to roots reggae. 8:30pm. $17-$20. 1221 State St. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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of S.B.’s favorite Thursday-night summer traditions is back! Pack up a picnic dinner, bring your favorite people, and listen to this SoCal tribute act that re-creates the sounds of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Hear songs like “American Girl,”“Break Down,”“Free Fallin“ and so many more. 6-8:30pm. Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call 564-5418.

7/8: July Opera Cruise Enjoy a romantic evening along S.B.’s beautiful shoreline over appetizers and operatic arias, featuring baritone Brian Hotchkin, soprano Deborah Bertling, and pianist Kacey Link. 7-9pm. Condor Express, departing from Sea Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd. $65. Call 882-0088.

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7/7: Blondie and Garbage Debbie Harry will be in S.B.

7/8: Jazz at the Playhouse Enjoy an evening of jazz

fronting her fearless, genre-busting band Blondie, performing songs from the band’s more than 40 years in the business, including “Heart of Glass,”“One Way or Another,” and “Rapture,” as well as songs from its 11th album release, Pollinator. Coheadlining this show will be the Grammy-nominated alt-rock group Garbage, performing songs from its critically acclaimed self-titled debut album from 1995 up to last year’s Strange Little Birds. Special guests John Doe & Exene Cervenka will open the show. 6:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $39.50-$79.50. Call 962-7411. Read more on p. 49. sbbowl.com

featuring the talents of John Schnackenberg on saxophone, Cougar Estrada on keyboard, Jim Connelly on bass, and Austin Beede on drums. 8pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $25. Call 684-6380.

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7/8: Music Academy of the West Community Concert Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music from fellows of the Music Academy of the West as part of its Community Chamber Concert Series. 1pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5641. sbplibrary.org

7/8: Count Basie Orchestra with Paula Cole Grammy-winning singer Paula Cole will join the revered Count Basie Orchestra, famous for hits such as “April in Paris” and “Autumn Leaves,” in a concert benefiting the Rona Barrett Foundation’s “Harry’s House – A Home for Alzheimer’s and Assisted Living.” VIP tickets include premier seating and access to the Pre-Concert Courtyard Grazing Feast with open bar. VIP: 5-6:45pm; $200. GA: 7pm; $49-$69. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Call 963-0761. lobero.org

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7/7: Espinoza Paz Don’t miss Latin Grammy–nominated musician Espinoza Paz in a special live concert. A native of Sinaloa, Mexico, Paz wrote 20 songs by the age of 13, and after immigrating to Sacramento in 1996, he continued to sing and write Mexican regional music while working in the fields, released his debut album in 2007, and went on to collaborate with Latin music’s biggest names. 8pm. Chumash Casino

7/8: Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony Performing as part of the Music Academy of the West’s Festival Orchestra Series, this year’s fellows will play Rachmaninoff’s high-energy Second Symphony, conducted by Edo de Waart. 7:30pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. Free-$104. Call 899-2222.

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7/9: Experience The Miracle: Transformational Concert Join author and singer/songwriter Rikka Zimmerman for this transformational concert and album-release party

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Straight Up series of talks explores crosscultural celebrations of age with TEDx speaker (It’s About Time We Rethink Aging) and author (Aging in High Heels) Beverlye Hyman Fead and Chumash elder Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, with all proceeds benefiting Boas Network. A book-signing will follow the talk. 5-7:30pm. University Club of S.B., 1332 Santa Barbara St. $15-$25.

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during the early 20th century, S.B.’s golden age of development, followed by a tour of the library’s historical features and recent renovations. 3-4pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 962-7653. sbplibrary.org

7/9: Explore Ecology Beach Cleanup Looking to make a difference in the S.B. community? Spend an afternoon cleaning up beautiful Arroyo Burro Beach. Bring your own bag, bucket, and gloves. Noon-2pm. Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr. Free. Call 884-0459.

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Gail Kearns, Lindsey Moran, and Denise Woolery have reinvented camping fare with their new cookbook, The Gourmet Girls Go Camping. Enjoy a talk and tasting with these “Gourmet Girls” and learn how to make food fit for royalty on your next camping trip. A book-signing will follow. 3pm. Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang. $5-$10. Call 688-1082.

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Monday 7/10 7/10: Monday Family Movies: The Lego Movie Enjoy a screening of The Lego Movie, the story of Emmet, an ordinary Lego figurine who finds himself on a hilarious adventure to stop an evil villain from taking over the world. 2-3:30pm. Island Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Rated PG. Call 962-7653.

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NOW OPEN AT THE MUSEUM The Museum is crawling with excitement as it presents its newest exhibit, Bugs… Outside the Box. Don’t miss your chance to examine all the intricacies of the insect world without a microscope! From beetles to butterflies, the exhibition features a literal army of giant bug sculptures with one aim in mind - shining a light on Museum collections, taxonomy, and the power of magnification. Come experience where SCIENCE and ART collide!

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7/11: Music at the Ranch: King Bee Gather your family, friends, and neighbors to listen or dance to King Bee, one of S.B.’s favorite dance bands, who plays music from seven decades of rock ’n’ roll. Bring a picnic or enjoy food from the Shrimp vs. Chef food truck, but please note that no outside alcohol is permitted. 5:30-7:30pm. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros, Goleta. Free. Call 681-7216. goletahistory.org/music-at-the-ranch

7/11: Appalachian Spring The Music Academy of the West presents this concert as part of its Festival Artist Series. Enjoy Milhaud’s La création du monde (The The Creation of the World World), James Stephenson’s Martha Uncaged (a world premiere), and Copland’s Appalachian Spring. There will be a pre-concert talk with Stephenson, Paul Merkelo, and Bill Williams and a post-performance reception with the musicians featuring complimentary food and drink. Pre-concert talk: 6:30pm; concert: 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Free-$46. Call 963-0761. lobero.org

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Tuesday 7/11 7/11: summer Kids Film series: Sing Dapper koala Buster Moon decides to throw the world’s greatest singing competition to save his once-great theater in this animated film full of colorful animal characters. Rated PG. 10am. Paseo Nuevo Cinemas, 8 W. De la Guerra St. $2. Call (877) 789-6684. metrotheatres.com

SEPTEMBER 15 Dee Dee Bridgewater has gone back to her beginnings in Memphis, Tennessee, reimagining American Blues and R&B classics.

Wednesday 7/12 7/12: Telegraph Brewing Presents: sensory analysis and Off-Flavor Tasting Panel Fine-tune your palate while learning about the craft brewing process. Telegraph’s brewing team will guide you through a tasting flight of six off-flavors to learn how to identify and avoid them in the brewing process. 7-8:30pm. Telegraph Brewing Co., 418 N. Salsipuedes St. $25. Call 963-5018. tinyurl.com/telegraphtasting

sentation of the trip to one of S.B.’s sister cities, Dingle, Ireland, with a slideshow and stories from Mayor Helene Schneider and artist Thomas Van Stein. Mix and mingle as you talk about Dingle! Mix and mingle: 6pm; dinner: 6:30-7:15pm; program: 7:30-8:30pm. Mulligan’s Café & Bar, 3500 McCaw Ave. $30-$40. Call 689-7511.

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summer Cinema: From 7/12: Free Russia with Love Superspy James Bond (Sean Connery) falls into a Soviet assassination plot while trying to retrieve an encryption device in this gritty 1963 film equipped with a battle royal on the Orient Express with assassin Red Grant (Robert Shaw). 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

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ARTURO SANDOVAL DECEMBER 6 A disciple of Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval mixes in elements of his Cuban upbringing into his exciting live shows.

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ummer loving happens so fast and often results in spontaneous bouts of dancing in public squares. Whether struck by love or a common jitterbug, let the stars light your footsteps on Sundays this summer as you swing, step, and sway your way to Paseo Nuevo’s center court for Dancing Under the Stars. A free dance event hosted by nonprofit Yes Dance!, the Sunday soirée dance parties will have different themes throughout the summer months. On July 16 and August 20, Derrick Curtis and Trudie Olsen-Curtis will host Sunday Swing for all those who keep the spirit of the swinging ’30s and ’40s alive. For those who like the sultry sway of salsa, Tami and Martin Gunton-Navarro will host a Casino Rueda Sunday Salsa on July 30 and August 13. And for the fans of the Angolan dance kizomba, Sese Ntem and Anna Reidenbach will lead the way on July 23 and August 6. No matter which Sunday, Paseo Nuevo will be a great spot to dance away the last hours of the weekend. — Richie DeMaria

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he may or may not have known it, but there was something very special about Dora’s arrival this June at the Santa Barbara Humane Society. She was the hundredth lucky dog to be transferred from another shelter since the Humane Society started taking dogs from other shelters. After implementing progressive new canine enrichment and adoption techniques, the S.B. Humane Society has helped lower the number of dogs crowding California shelters. Dora came to the S.B. Humane Society with her friends Jasper, Miles, Bunny, and Sarah Jessica Barker from Fresno Humane Animal Services. With play groups and open adoption practices — which have caused a 67.1 percent decrease in the S.B. Humane Society’s standing population from 2011 to 2016 — the S.B. Humane Society has been able to reach out to multiple overcrowded shelters since January 2016, including Santa Barbara County Animal Services, Downey Animal Care Center, Long Beach Animal Care Services, and Fresno Humane Animal Services. The open adoption process is a conversational approach to screening potential adopters and finding dogs and cats forever homes. The “open” part of open adoptions requires that staff keep an open mind, display positivity and receptivity, and provide tools and educational materials to help the adopter succeed no matter what background the potential adopter may have. Shelter Office Manager Faryn Beverino, who has seen first-hand the difference that open adoptions have made at the S.B. Humane Society, says “by leading with love instead of fear we are truly able to save lives.” The S.B. Humane Society has increased dogs’ adoptability and quality of life by letting adoptable dogs play and socialize in a safe and controlled environment. Adoption Counselor Erica Jackson explains how this makes dogs more easily adoptable; “dogs are able to burn off energy in a physically and mentally stimulating way, making them better behaved during the day. Their personalities shine through, making it easier for staff to counsel prospective adopters and ensure a good fit for each dog and family.” The organization Dogs Playing for Life (DPFL) pioneered the play group system, and DPFL staff have visited shelters across North America, including the S.B. Humane Society, to train shelter staff how to effectively and safely get every dog out of their kennel every day. Besides daily play groups, the S.B. Humane Society emphasizes adoption animal enrichment by giving dogs Kong toys with frozen wet food inside, dry-food-filled “wobblers,” and other food toys to keep dogs from getting bored in their kennels. In 2017, the S.B. Humane Society celebrates its 130th year of providing a safe haven for homeless dogs and cats while finding forever homes for them. Its services include shelter, animal adoption services, a spay-and-neuter clinic, a humane education center, boarding kennels, a large animal-holding center and corral, and inspection and rescue services. For more information, visit sbhumanesociety.org or call 964-4777. Find Santa Barbara Humane Society on Facebook and Instagram. — Clair Lofthouse

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ster. “My mom called me hummingbird because I liked sugar,” he said. “Water polo drained my energy and kept me engaged. I’d come home gassed. My mom would say, ‘What’s wrong?’ because I just wanted to eat and go to bed.” Three of Sawyer’s best friends are also college-bound water polo players: Santa Barbara teammates Jack Rottman, going to Santa Clara; Adam Gross, to Pomona-Pitzer; and Miles Cole, a San Marcos all-leaguer who has received a scholarship to Princeton. Another close friend and teammate of Rhodes was Connor O’Keefe, the young man WATER WARRIORS: Paige Hauschild (below, left) and Sawyer Rhodes (above) are moving on to bigger accidentally hit and killed by things after both earned All-CIF and league MVP honors in high school. a train near Summerland last March.“His death was tragic and the most pivotal and impact- was in a really bad place,” San Marcos coach Chuckie Roth ful experience in my life so far,” Rhodes said.“I was 17, taking life recalled. She barely made it across the pool in her first workout by the horns like I’m invincible. I had never cherished it so much of the 2015-16 school year, but when water polo season came as I do now. I took so much for granted, and that is probably one around, she was ready to roll again. of my biggest mistakes. I lived life for the next big thing, my next She’s motivated to keep rolling every day of morning-togoal. Connor’s death, as hard as it was, taught me how to live in night practice sessions with Team USA. “There’s pressure to the moment. I now love the process, not the result. I cherish fam- keep up,” she said,“and hang with the big dogs.” n ily time. I’m spending as much as I can with my friends before we embark on our own journeys.” He’s excited about attending Stanford. “I was intimidated by the college workload,” he said, “but my dad told me, find something you love, and it won’t feel like work.” He’ll join a water polo team that has a strong group of returning players and hopes to contend for the school’s first NCAA men’s title since 2002. Rhodes spent last week working at Stanford’s water polo He plays some outfield, does camp. “I talked to John Vargas [the Cardisome pitching, and, above all, nals’ coach], and he tried to convince me to drives in runs. Lee came up as a try out for the national team and possibly pinch hitter in the bottom of the go to the Olympics,” Rhodes said.“I’d have 10th inning last Thursday and to think long and hard. I wouldn’t want to lined a two-out single, sending put a career on hold.” Walker Grisanti to the plate for A letter was all the encouragement a 6-5 Foresters victory over the Hauschild needed to strive to be part of Ventura Halos. Lee, who was the next Olympic women’s team. “I was 15 the prep baseball player of the years old, training with the cadet team in year in Arkansas and is now a sophomore at the University of Hungary, and the senior players wrote letArkansas, had 12 RBIs in his first ters to us,” she said.“Maggie Steffens wrote 12 games with the Foresters. a two-page letter to me. She told me to have fun and play my best, and: ‘I hope we can play on the same team one day.’” Hauschild was an alternate on the senior team at the World League Super Final in Shanghai, China, last month, and her roommate John was Steffens, the team captain. “I showed her the letter she wrote three years ago,” Hauschild said. Although she has the profile of a rising 7/8: Paddling: Kardboard Kayak Races It’s one of the star — Hauschild has proved to be an outmost challenging events of the 80th annual Semana Nautica sports standing defensive player – she has learned, festival. First comes the test of engineering skills. Teams will have like Rhodes, to take nothing for granted. one hour to assemble their kayaks with two sheets of cardboard, Two summers ago, she had a scary experia roll of tape, a marker, a utility knife, and a yardstick. Then the ence. She was training for the FINA Junior race. They will paddle out to a buoy and back to the beach, hoping World Championships when her appento finish without their vessels disintegrating. Participation fees benefit the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. 1-3pm. West Beach dix ruptured, and complications set in after near Sea Landing. Free. Call 456-8747 or visit sbmm.org. surgery. “I saw her in the hospital, and she

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rewarding many of them with college scholarships and Olympic medals. It has also been hard on them, challenging them in just about every way a sport can. “It’s tough and demanding,” Paige Hauschild said.“You’re wrestling, sprinting to the other side [of the pool], wrestling, sprinting back to the other side. ...” Sawyer Rhodes said, “I played a lot of sports, and water polo is an accumulation of all of them. You throw and shoot a ball, all the while swimming, which can be the hardest aerobic exercise there is, and getting grabbed, pulled, and pushed.” Hauschild is the best female water polo player to come out of San Marcos High. Signed to a scholarship at USC, she led the Royals into the CIF Division 1 final this year, and then went into training with the U.S. women’s national team, the reigning world and Olympic champions. Last week, she was the youngest player named to the American roster for this month’s FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. “Trying out for the best team in the world is intimidating,” said Hauschild, who turns 18 next month. “I soak up as much knowledge as I can. The players who’ve come back from the Olympics are super driven, super passionate, and talented.” They include Kiley Neushul, the former star at Dos Pueblos High and Stanford, and the leading scorer in the goldmedal match at Rio last summer. Another new member of the national team is Jamie Neushul, who followed her sister at DP and Stanford. Rhodes is heading to Stanford this fall after making his mark at Santa Barbara High. Longtime coach Mark Walsh deemed him the best athlete ever to ply the water for the Dons. Unleashing a powerful left-handed shot, Sawyer set a school record with 370 career goals and has seen action with the youth national team. “The main reason I made it through school was water polo,” Sawyer said. He was a bundle of wild energy as a young-

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Cutter and Bone by Newton Thornburg This great, memorable 1970s thriller sharply evokes the city and neatly finesses its corrupt dynamic of rich landowners among the people that live to serve them, whether they wish to or not. It’s a richly textured, sometimes violent tale of two cities— made into the fine film Cutter’s Way. The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell The children’s classic about an indigenous girl who lived by herself on San Nicolas

Island is based on a true story of more tragic circumstances, but is nonetheless written with such finely wrought detail that generations identified this town by their encounter with the book: a rich mythology that mesmerizes adults and children alike. Sleeping Beauty by Ross Macdonald Macdonald was a direct literary descendant of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett (and gave literary birth to Sue Graf Grafton) but set his stories in our dis disenchanted kingdom between Los Angeles and San Francisco—this one incorporates the oil spill of 1969 and Isla Vista hippies, too. The city is beautiful, criminal, and a site of disasters. Home. Banshee by Margaret Millar She often outshined her more famous mate at least with elements of surprise. Her stories had no constant protagonist and swung freely, bordering sometimes on the experimental while remaining compulsively readable. This novel is set in a coastal city of avocado orchards turning into a community of tragedy: powerful, sly, and strange-mood-inducing. Tapping the Source by Kem Nunn The dramatic 1982 debut novel by Irvine writing program wiz wizard Kem Nunn proved that all the hype about him was right. This biker/surfer/druggie adventure only ends up in Santa Barbara, but its locales like Hollister Ranch and Santa Claus Lane are definitive and bursting with street poetry. Great writing, too. Abandon: A Romance by Pico Iyer Part-time resident and full-time mul-

ticultural visionary, Iyer sets a romantic quest novel in Santa Barbara inhabited by nominally disparate elements found in one world—a beautiful California girl and a lost Sufi manuscript. The city, which Iyer has known since childhood, holds its own against the tide of crossable cultures. Riven Rock by T. C. Boyle Based on the criminally crazy state of Cyrus McCormick’s deranged son Stanley, who suffered from a pathological hatred of women and was confined to his estate in Montecito, Boyle’s historical novel avoids any large metaphorical truths but has a keen obsession with psychiatry as it was practiced and the inherent injustice of how justice is served to the rich. A Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton The alphabet detective debuted here with an adventure set in S.B. disguised as Santa Teresa, the city pseudonym used by the Millars in their great previous generation of mystery ink. The series proved endurably popular and, if nothing else, established a female detective’s right to bear and use arms. The Underground Man by Ross Macdonald That other S.B. disaster-in-the-background Lew Archer tale — this time it’s the Coyote Fire and a plot including real skeletons. Many mystery enthusiasts consider it Macdonald’s best. Santa Barbara Stories edited by Steven Gilbar Okay, we cheated, but this collection’s short stories are all set in Santa Barbara, written by accomplished and famed writers who you wouldn’t ever suspect had crossed paths with the city on the Channel, such as John Sayles and Nicholson Baker. They did and the results are memorable and often happily disconcerting. —D.J. Palladino

Backyard shorts FilmFEst Going to the movies is one of America’s favorite pastimes — one need only look at Hollywood’s box office haul each year as proof. And while the cinema coming out of Tinseltown has merit (some of the time), it doesn’t support the small filmmaker — the filmmaker of small (read: short) films. That’s why Santa Barbara artist/business owner Dee Elias is launching the Backyard Shorts FilmFest, a one-day event that will screen short movies made by folks living from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles. “The idea came about from my own experience when I realized the amount of time, energy, finances, and teamwork involved when creating a short film,” said Elias, “[and] how disappointing it can be when the filmmaker doesn’t have an opportunity to present their film.” Although the event doesn’t take place until Sunday, October 22, films are currently being accepted. As for ground rules, the festival is open to amateurs,

professionals, and students alike; entries must be no longer than 20 minutes; and the subject matter has to fit into one of the following six categories: documentary, narrative, experimental, animated, student, or music video. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, August 15. You can upload your completed film via Secure Online Screener on filmfreeway.com. The chosen shorts will be announced by Friday, September 15. “Our mission is to benefit our local emerging filmmakers by providing a platform to showcase their original work and creative talents,” Elias said. “We celebrate and support these artists who put their heart and soul into a film.” The Backyard Shorts FilmFest takes place Sunday, October 22, at Plaza de Oro Theatre (371 S. Hitchcock Wy.). See backyardshortsfilmfest.com for more information. —Michelle Drown

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Anton Chekhov’s play The Seagull Seagull, in particular the production directed by Konstantin Stanislavski for the Moscow Art Theatre in 1898, is regularly credited with giving birth to modern drama. Notoriously short on staged incident, long on dialogue, and loaded with subtext, Chekhov’s study of love among the artistic classes does not, on the face of it, invite modernization to the present. Enter playwright Aaron Posner, with epithet. By flipping the bird with a titular F-bomb, and then following through with a clever, upto-date script, Posner invites audiences to reconsider these characters from a fresh perspective, and backs it up by mining his material for opportunities to play with and around the fourth wall and other theatrical conventions. All of which makes Stupid Fucking Bird both a great choice and an ambitious project for the scrappy Elements Theatre Collective troupe members, who are finishing up their sixth season of presenting sophisticated contemporary theater in unusual spaces for free. Guest director Risa Brainin, who is moonlighting from her day job as professor and chair of UCSB’s theater department to helm the production, can barely conceal her delight over the delicious improbability of it all. Taking time out for this Bird from a busy schedule of national directing engagements while continuing to fulfill her obligations as a professor was only possible because, in what she describes as “something that never happens — and I mean never,” she has just directed the show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for Swine Palace, a professional theater company associated with LSU. Coming home to Santa Barbara with the knowledge that she would soon be working with some of her closest friends and collaborators on a project she’s now thoroughly familiar with made the offer from Elements one the director could not refuse. The show will run for a total of 10 performances at locations including the Orfalea Foundation Downtown Center (1221 Chapala St.) July 7 and 21; McDermott-Crockett Mortuary (2020 Chapala St.) July 8; and The Carpinteria Woman’s Club (1059 Vallecito Rd.) July 16. For a full list of times and locations, and to obtain seating, which is free but requires a reservation, see elementstc.org. —Charles Donelan

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improv typewriter love poetry, antique book sculptures, and photography. Let the summer and music with a live set from KCRW DJ Karene Daniel. Located on the Paseo Nuevo Upper evening whisk you into the textual story of your own life. Book signing of “Love Letters Home” Arts Terrace, Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights with KCRW features signature cocktails, after-hours museum access, and interactive art-making based on MCASB’s current exhibition, by Jennifer Strube, sculptings (Gretel Huglin), and photographs (Leigh Aschoff). Free Play.

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Coastline. Santa Barbara looks even better after a decent rainy season. Enjoy Plein air paintings by Chris Potter all created this past winter and spring. Stop by to see the lush beauty of Santa Barbara captured at its very best.

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Dafoe, Ryan Dafoe, and Orian Lathrop who have individual styles but share a love of nature and color. Doug’s wood mosaics, Orian’s paintings and Ryan’s wood carvings create a beautiful and interactive display. Come enjoy music, beverages and light appetizers.

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Garbage is coming to the S.B. Bowl on Friday, July 7, making it the second stop on their North American Rage and Rapture tAlks new reCord, Tour, co-headlined by Blondie new tour by Kyle Huewe and joined by special guests John Doe & Exene Cervenka. by Michelle Drown Garbage started as a collaborative experiment between Duke Erikson and Butch Vig, both working as full-time producers throughout the ’80s and early ’90s. After adding dynamic lead n March 1981, Blondie vocalist Shirley Manson and lead guitarist Steve Marker to the made music history when band, Erikson and Vig left producing and the newly formed the band’s song “Rapture” Garbage released its first self-titled record in 1995. “We’re like hit number one on the these geeky nerds who just sort of hang out. It feels like a family: U.S. music charts. It was the three brothers and a younger sister,” said Vig, who plays drums. second single from their fifth “We tend to make fun of ourselves a lot and have this dynamic album, Autoamerican, and about us. And even though we’ve had our rocky moments, our it featured not only a funky closeness has kept us together for 20-plus years.” disco beat but also, more Blondie Today, Garbage has six full-length albums under its belt, memorably, a lengthy rap including the most recent, 2016’s Strange Little Birds. Although coda — it was the first time the band did a worldwide Strange Little Birds Tour last year, rap was featured on a chart-topping tune. they have a lot more in store for the Rage and Rapture Tour.“On By the time Blondie broke up in 1982, the group had last year’s tour, we found ourselves playing most of the Strange numerous hits —“Call Me,” “Heart of Glass,” and “HangLittle Birds album,” said Vig.“This time around, we’re going to be ing on the Telephone,” to name a few — and had evolved playing songs dating back to beyond their initial our first release. We’re even punk rock categoritinkering with old songs so zation into a group they’re still fresh and keep known for integrating our brains interested.” myriad genres in their While defined as alternanumbers, including tive rock, Garbage is known new wave, disco, and for bending — and breakreggae. ing — the rules of its relAfter a 15-year hiaegated category. “For better tus, Blondie reformed, or worse, we’ve always taken released No Exit, and different genres and styles scored another chart and incorporated them topper with “Maria.” together. We’ll use fuzzy Now on tour for its guitars, orchestral instrulatest record, Pollinamentation, hip-hop beats tor, the band is stop— sometimes all in the same ping by the Santa song,” said Vig, adding that Barbara Bowl on they are able to experiment Friday, July 7, for a cowith such diversity because Garbage headlining show with of frontwoman, Shirley Garbage. In a recent Manson. “Shirley is really the MVP of the band. She keeps us phone conversation with Chris Stein, the Blondie cofounder all reined in. No matter how much we vary in style, her vocal and guitarist spoke of the band’s latest record, collaborating talent and lyricism keeps it all in check.” with other songwriters, and how the touring has become Garbage has had a whirlwind year: The band released a new easier. single this month titled “No Horses”; it is halfway through You used a variety of songwriters on Pollinator. How did you choose a new album, set to release in 2018; and its autobiographical the people you worked with or the songs that you decided to book, This Is the Noise that Keeps Me Awake, hit the shelves July record? It was kind of all over the place. Some of the people 4. The book, complete with personal photographs and various we sought out, and some people we ran into. We went to historical anecdotes about the band, provides an intimate look [producer] John Congleton; I think we went over at least into the lives of Garbage members. 30 songs. Some people, we’re really excited to reach out to When asked what to expect from the upcoming perfor… people like Dave Sitek from TV on the Radio. We were mance, Vig was adamant that it’s truly a spectacle to behold.“It’s at a festival with them and thought they were really great. I cool that we get to go out and play with Blondie because they hadn’t seen them live before, and we started talking. are a very iconic band from the ’80s, and I’d like to think that Garbage is an iconic band from the ’90s, and we both have very Although the songs are strong female singers. Shirley is good friends with written by different peoDebbie Harry from Blondie, and you don’t see a lot ple, there is a cohesiveness Blondie and Garbage will of strong female vocalists coming out and just rockto the album. Well, John co-headline a show with openers ing out. We hope to go out there and play a kickass John Doe & Exene Cervenka Friday, July 7, 6:30 is really smart; he has n show.” p.m., at the S.B. Bowl (1122 N. Milpas St.). Call a good idea for direc-

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tion. I mean you have to do a more rock-and-roll, organic approach with the whole band; [our] previous record had been more electronic. I like Pollinator because it pays homage to your signature sound yet feels contemporary. We’re lucky to have good producers all the time. Even the old stuff we did with [producer Mike] Chapman to me doesn’t really sound dated. Has much changed in terms of the recording and touring during the four decades you’ve been making music? Well, yeah, the changes to the music industry are dramatic. The bones of it have stayed the same, but a lot of the mechanics of it have changed considerably. The culture has changed a lot. Is it still just as fun? Yeah, the touring stuff is not as much of a struggle as it was at times. “Long Time” is one of my favorites from Pollinator. Writing credits are given to Deborah Harry and Dev Hynes. How did that collaboration come about? I don’t know how much writing Debbie did on it; she just sort of nuanced it a little. Deb sang on a couple of demos for him like three years ago, or more, and they’re just sitting around for a while, and when we started putting all this material together, we got on our computers — just came about like that. Another one I really like is “Fragments.” Well, I found that on YouTube. I was watching [the blogger Adam Johnston’s] movie review — he has a movie channel called “YourMovieSucks.” He’s got, like, half a million subscribers, and he’s really great. And then I’d started seeing bits of music he’d recorded stuck at the end of his movie reviews, and I was attracted to this one track a lot. … When I played it to Debbie, she liked it. Everyone was enthusiastic about it. I love the way it’s dark and slow in the beginning and then picks up tempo. The lyrics are very interesting, too, and Debbie sounds great. [Johnston] wrote it when he was 17. I still haven’t met him; I’ve only been in touch with him online. He said he was kind of singing it to himself, the “Do You Love Me Now” chorus. How did you choose what would be your first, second, and third singles? Usually, the record company will play songs for radio people; that’s how that usually works for packaging. How about Garbage — have you toured with them before, or is this the first time? No, but we’ve known Shirley [Manson] for a really long time. And they’re great, so I’m looking forward to it — should be good. n

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The Music of MeMories by Richie DeMaria PICTURE THIS: Simply put, there would be no music industry without photography. There would be no rock stars. Even the earless can see who’s been who in music history, a journey recently linked inextricably to music visionaries’ visages and pop-culture framings — thankfully, musicians tend also to be good-looking. What’s more, though, there are hardly more complementary art entwinements than the seen and the heard, as it would be a dead, dead world without music to underscore the sights we see. Alan Kozlowski understands this well. An accomplished photographer and documentarian of some of music’s biggest names and a musician himself, the S.B.-area resident will discuss the personal stories behind his work with an artist talk on Friday, July 7, at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.). Until September, Kozlowski is showcasing 24 large-scale portraits of legends such as Ravi Shankar, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Bridges, Norah Jones, and many more. The portraits show Kozlowski’s lifelong search for truth and beauty, a search first broadly witnessed in his work as director of photography for 1983’s television biopic For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story, continuing on to journeys worldwide with collaborators and creators. When asked how he preserves the spirit of the musicians he photographs, Kozlowski, a dear friend to world-renowned sitar player Ravi Shankar, recalls a “very deep experience in the shade in Tibet” he and his pal Shankar shared. They engaged in a Tibetan practice of “immersion in the moment without trying to alter the moment,” their inner eye focused on “everything that is real without trying to inhibit or change it in any way. It totally changed the way I see.” He remembered working with people like Bridges and Browne, who both “allowed me to come up with something totally unique without trying to alter the experience.” See musicians as they are, through Kozlowski’s eyes and stories, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. REMEMBERING DANIEL: Sometimes, the most impactful images are the fleeting ones we form in our mind, the quick glimpses and first impressions that shape our sense of others. As a kid, before I ever heard his booming voice, I could see from first glimpse that State Street shoe-shiner Daniel Collier was a big-hearted man, as he sat with his big beard and even bigger smile outside Joe’s Café. Many a longtime resident can picture the Arkansas-born performer bringing a big dose of love to lower State every week. His photo hangs on the wall in Joe’s, sound tracked by the chatter of reunited locals. After years of health struggles, Collier passed away earlier this year. To celebrate his life, music group Shelter will help honor the legendary man at a community tribute to Collier on Sunday, July 9. Food, including Southern specialties like collard greens, will begin at 2:30 p.m., with tributes and music shortly to follow. No doubt, Collier’s warm, good-will-spreading spirit will prevail over the proceedings. “[I] don’t have any regrets,” he was quoted as saying in a statement before he passed away. “I’ve lived a beautiful life and I’ve got the chance to meet a lot of beautiful people.” As with his lived life, he met his last days with grace and strength. “This is just a stepping stone to the big times,” he said. “You can’t take anything with you when you die.” A community goodbye to Rev. Daniel Collier takes place on Sunday, July 9, at 2:30 p.m. at Bethel Church of God in Christ (236 E. Cota St.). n

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Best-selling novelist Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander, Paint It Black, and her upcoming epic of the Russian Revolution, The Revolution of Marina M., joins local, global essayist and novelist Pico Iyer (The Art of Stillness) for a discussion on what inspires us, why art is more urgent than ever in our confused and polarized times, and which are the works that can bring us light and delight, while broadening our horizons.

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& entertainment ambition, duplicity, unrequited love, and redemption. And then there’s the vampirism. Could the dating site Tinder be a date with Death? Could murderer-turned-vampire be a topic for a dissertation? Can Hole succumb to his worst traits without losing all that he’s gained, all that makes him content? As always, Nesbø keeps a grip on the reader’s attention, through a sea of red herrings, detailed character renditions, and many plot threads. In the end, the knot is undone and justice is served. —Carol Douglass

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the awful things that have happened to them. The first half of the story is relatively light and ironic, and the younger Olin Unferth might have settled for the merely entertaining, but in this story, and others, she pushes further, into darker, more despairing territory. Nevertheless, Olin Unferth has an irrepressible comic sensibility and her sense of humor shines throughout Wait Till You See Me Dance. “My Daughter Debbie” is written in the voice of the author’s mother and offers a number of sardonic observations on her daugh daughter’s decision to be a writer, including, “It is such a relief to have her be something.” Even in the life-or-death situation presented in “Stay Where You Are,” which finds two Brit British travelers being held at gunpoint in Central America, Olin Unferth rarely misses an oppor opportunity to make a wry remark. “They’ve mistook us for foreign intruders,” the man in the story says. His wife replies: “I don’t wonder with your shave.” — David Starkey

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a worthy successor to “Heart of Glass” and “Rapture” that brings to mind Blondie’s late’70s/early-’80s heyday. “Gravity” is a close second, harking back to a New Wave aesthetic in free fall. “Too Much” and “My Monster” also hit the sweet spot. The buzz surrounding Blondie’s return to form proves to be true on this honeypot of a record. Blondie plays the S.B. Bowl on Friday, July 7, along with Garbage, and John Doe & Exene Cervenka. —Sean Mageean

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47 Meters Down (89 mins., PG-13) While vacationing in Mexico, sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) accept an invitation from two local men to go cage diving. Trouble comes when the cage’s cable snaps and the women must find their way back to the surface while running out of air and surrounded by great white sharks. Fiesta 5 Baby Driver (113 mins., R) Ansel Elgort stars as Baby, a talented getaway driver who gets tangled up working for crime kingpin Doc (Kevin Spacey), who promises him a better life. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo Beatriz at Dinner (82 mins., R) John Lithgow and Salma Hayek (Beatriz) star in this film about a holistic medicine practitioner who, after her car breaks down, finds herself attending a dinner party hosted by one of her wealthy clients. As conversation meanders from making money to big game hunting, Beatrix chimes in, a foil to their myopic views of money and humanity. “Beatriz at Dinner offers timely social commentary enlivened by powerful, layered performances from Salma Hayek and John Lithgow,” according to the Rotten Tomatoes website. Paseo Nuevo The Beguiled (93 mins., R) Director Sofia Coppola’s film adaptation of the novel A Painted Devil tells the story of a Civil War–era girls’ school that takes in a wounded Union soldier. Sexual tensions, rivalries, and surprising events subsequently occur. Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning star. Plaza de Oro (The Hitchcock) 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 racetrack for the Florida 500. The film also stars the voice talents of Bonnie Hunt, Nathan Fillion, and Kerry Washington. Fiesta 5 Despicable Me 3 (90 mins., PG) Gru, Lucy, and their adopted girls are back for more fun. This time Steve Carell is doing double duty as Gru and his twin brother Dru, who wants to team up for one last heist — stealing the

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Mark Wahlberg returns as Cade, the single father who helped the Autobots in the previous film, Transformers: 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. Fairview/Fiesta 5

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Wish Upon (90 mins., PG-13) In this supernatural thriller, teenage girl Clare (Joey King) receives a seemingly ordinary music box as a gift from her father. Subsequently, all of her wishes start coming true, and Clare is pleased with her enchanted present. But things turn dark when she realizes the price exacted for each wish. Metro 4 (Opens Thu., July 13)

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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Unless you were raised by a pack of feral raccoons or a fundamentalist cult, now is a perfect time to dive in to your second childhood. Is there a toy you wanted as a kid but never got? Buy it for yourself now! What were the delicious foods you craved back then? Eat them! Where were the special places you loved? Go there, or to spots that remind you of them. Who were the people you were excited to be with? Talk with them. Actions like these will get you geared up for a full-scale immersion in innocent eagerness. And that would be just the right medicine for your soul.

(June 21-July 22): It’s prime time for you to break through any inhibitions you might have about accessing and expressing your passion. To help you in this righteous cause, I’ve assembled a batch of words you should be ready to use with frequency and sweet abandon. Consider writing at least part of this list on your forearm with a felt-tip pen every morning so it’s always close at hand: enamored, piqued, enchanted, stirred, roused, enthused, delighted, animated, elevated, thrilled, captivated, turned-on, enthralled, exuberant, fired up, awakened.

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(July 23-Aug. 22): Matt Groening, creator of the cartoon series The Simpsons, says that a great turning point in his early years came when his scoutmaster told him he was the worst Boy Scout in history. While this might have demoralized other teenagers, it energized Groening. “Well, somebody’s got to be the worst,” he triumphantly told the scoutmaster. And then, “instead of the earth opening up and swallowing me, instead of the flames of hell fire licking at my knees — nothing happened. And I was free.” I suspect you may soon be blessed with a comparable liberation, Leo. Maybe you’ll be released from having to live up to an expectation you shouldn’t even live up to. Or maybe you’ll be criticized in a way that will motivate your drive for excellence for years to come.

(Apr. 20-May 20): What I wish for you, Taurus, is toasted ice cream and secrets in plain sight and a sacred twist of humorous purity. I would love for you to experience a powerful surrender and a calm climax and a sweeping vision of a small but pithy clue. I very much hope that you will get to take a big trip to an intimate turning point that’s not too far away. I pray you will find or create a barrier that draws people together instead of keeping them apart.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In Dr. Seuss’s book, Horton Hatches an Egg, an elephant assumes the duty of sitting on a bird’s egg, committed to keeping it warm until hatching time. The nest is located high in a tree, which makes the undertaking even more incongruous. By the climax of the tale, Horton has had to persist in his loyal service through a number of challenges. But all ends well, and there’s an added bonus: The creature that’s born is miraculously part-bird, part-elephant. I see similarities between this story and your life right now, Gemini. The duty you’re carrying out doesn’t come naturally, and you’re not even sure you’re doing it right. But if you keep at it until it’s completed, you’ll earn a surprising reward.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Nineteen of my readers who work in the advertising industry signed a petition requesting that I stop badmouthing their field.“Without advertising,” they testified, “life itself would be impossible.” In response, I agreed to attend their reeducation seminar. There, under their tutelage, I came to acknowledge that everything we do can be construed as a kind of advertising. Each of us is engaged in a mostly unconscious campaign to promote our unique way of looking at and being in the world. Realizing the truth, I now feel no reservations about urging you Virgos to take advantage of the current astrological omens. They suggest that you can and

should be aggressive and ingenious about marketing yourself, your ideas, and your products.

humorous self-correction and you’ll ensure that all goes well.

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(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In 2003, the American Film Institute announced the creation of a new prize to honor acting talent. Dubbed the Charlton Heston Award, it was designed to be handed out periodically to luminaries who have distinguished themselves over the course of long careers. The first recipient of the award was, oddly enough, Charlton Heston himself, born under the sign of Libra. I hope you’re inspired by this story to wipe away any false modesty you might be suffering from. The astrological omens suggest it’s a favorable moment to create a big new award named after you and bestow it upon yourself. As part of the festivities, tell yourself about what makes you special, amazing, and valuable.

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Are you familiar with the psychological concepts of anima and animus? You’re in the midst of being intoxicated by one of those creatures from inner space. Though you may not be fully conscious of it, you women are experiencing a mystical marriage with an imaginal character that personifies all that’s masculine in your psyche. You men are going through the analogous process with a female figure within you. I believe this is true no matter what your sexual orientation is. While this awesome psychological event may be fun, educational, and even ecstatic, it could also be confusing to your relationships with real people. Don’t expect them to act like or live up to the very real fantasy you’re communing with.

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(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Here’s your riddle: What unscratchable itch drives you half-crazy? But you’re secretly glad it drives you half-crazy, because you know your half-craziness will eventually lead you to an experience or resource that will relieve the itch. Here’s your prophecy: Sometime soon, scratching the unscratchable itch will lead you to the experience or resource that will finally relieve the itch. Here’s your homework: Prepare yourself emotionally to fully receive and welcome the new experience or resource. Make sure you’re not so addicted to scratching the unscratchable itch that you fail to take advantage of the healing it’s bringing you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The best way to go forward is to go backward; the path to the bright future requires a shadowy regression. Put another way, you should return to the roots of a triumph in order to find a hidden flaw that might eventually threaten to undo your success. Correct that flaw now and you’ll make it unnecessary for karmic repercussions to undermine you later. But please don’t get all solemn-faced and anxious about this assignment. Approach it with

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): As a recovering save-the-world addict, I have felt compassionate skepticism toward my fellow junkies who are still in the throes of their obsession. But recently I’ve discovered that just as a small minority of alcoholics can safely take a drink now and then, so can a few save-the-world-aholics actually save the world a little bit at a time without getting strung-out. With that as a disclaimer, Aquarius, I’m letting you know that the cosmos has authorized you to pursue your own brand of fanatical idealism in the coming weeks. To keep yourself honest, make fun of your zealotry every now and then.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): The potential breakthrough I foresee for you is a rare species of joy. It’s a gritty, hard-earned pleasure that will spawn beautiful questions you’ll be glad to have awakened. It’s a surprising departure from your usual approach to feeling good that will expand your understanding of what happiness means. Here’s one way to ensure that it will visit you in all of its glory: Situate yourself between the fabulous contradictions in your life and say,“Squeeze me, tease me, please me.”

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In the experience Cottage Health provides to our patients, clinical skill and state-of-the-art technology are only part of the equation. Equally important is compassion – the demonstration of sincere caring, as fellow human beings, for each patient we are privileged to serve. Along with excellence and integrity, compassion is a Cottage core value. Join us in putting it into practice every single day.

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Access Case Manager Cardiac Telemetry Clinical Nurse Specialist – NICU Clinical Nurse Specialist – Oncology Director – Pediatric Outpatient Clinics ED Holding Unit Ergonomic Specialist Eye Center Hematology/Oncology Infection Control Practitioner – Part-time Lactation Educator Med/Surg – Float Pool NICU Nurse Educator – Diabetes Orthopedics Outpatient Surgery Palliative Care Pediatric Outpatient Peds Pre-Post Surgery SICU Surgery Surgery Educator Surgical Trauma

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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 Revenue Cycle Education Coordinator Sr. Recruiter Supervisor of Non-Clinical Denials

• Certified Phlebotomist Technician – Part-time/Full-time – Outpatient • Clinical Lab Scientist – Days/Nights • CLS II – Microbiology • Cytotechnologist • Histotechnician • Lab Assistant II • Lab Manager – CLS • Lab Manager – Pathology • Medical Lab Technician—Microbiology • Systems Support Specialist – PDL

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ACADEMIC PERSONNEL ASSISTANT/ CHAIR’S ASSISTANT

MUSIC DEPARTMENT Provides administrative support to the Business Officer and Dept Chair for all aspects of academic personnel transactions. Acts as the primary liaison for new faculty recruitments. Maintains databases for all applications and assorted documents, manages the assembly of candidates’ materials, and schedules shortlisted candidates’ visits and itineraries. Reqs: High level of administrative and organizational skills in addition to excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks with frequent interruptions, as well as meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Must be able to maintain high level of confidentiality. Ability to establish priorities, perform effectively during higher workload periods and adapt to changing needs and issues. Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy. Experience working in an active office environment with a diverse group of individuals. Strong computer skills. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $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. For primary consideration apply by 7/12/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170295

FINANCIAL ASSISTANT

POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Manages all aspects of departmental financial matters and financial reporting systems. Accesses financial systems through Espresso, online

General Ledger, and the campus data warehouse, among others; monitors all fiscal activity within the Department in consultation with the Business Officer and Department Chair. Prepares cost projections and cost analyses, reviews monthly financial statements, and analyzes spending patterns. Devises information storage and retrieval systems for financial planning. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to work independently and in a team environment with interruptions. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Experience in bookkeeping, including general ledger reconciliation and financial reporting/tracking. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $21.21/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 7/17/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170301

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Special Education Paraeducator

The Santa Barbara Unified School District is seeking qualified applicants for Paraeducator positions at our elementary, junior high and high schools for the 2017‑2018 academic year that starts in August. Do you have a desire to help students with disabilities achieve their full potential? Paraeducators work closely with classroom teachers, specialists, and other service providers in dynamic and challenging environments. Most Paraeducator positions are six hours per day, August to June, and are eligible for District benefits such as paid vacation time, paid sick leave, and participation in the Cal‑PERS retirement system. For more information or to apply visit us online at www.edjoin.org.

The County is Hiring! Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office

IS SEEKING a Facilities and Campus Safety Manager to serve as the point of contact for all Antioch University Santa Barbara campus facility and safety needs. Responsibilities include overseeing building maintenance needs, campus safety, and campus security operations/services, liaison between the campus and the property manager. This position is full‑time with benefits which will give you the opportunity to work with experienced educators and part of a dynamic and diverse community for 40 years. The complete job descriptions and application requirements can be found at www.antiochsb.edu

IS SEEKING qualified candidates for the Human Resources/Payroll position. The HR/Payroll Associate will be responsible for all aspects of the employee hiring and personnel records, payroll, compliance according to the rules and regulations outlined in the university’s Human Resources Policies. This position is full‑time with benefits which will give you the opportunity to work with experienced educators and part of a dynamic and diverse community for 40 years. The complete job descriptions and application requirements can be found at www.antiochsb.edu or www.antioch.edu

engineering HVAC MECHANICAL Engineer (Santa Barbara, CA) Develop & design mechanical device & system for energy reduction HVAC systems. Involve in development and installation of hyper efficient HVAC system. Calculation energy consumption/ heat load, troubleshooting, enhance documentation, relay customer feedback to R&D team. Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering & 2 years of exp. as HVAC mechanical engineer in related duties required. Send resume to HR, AIRSYS North America LLC 915 De La Vina, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

JoBs WAnted OUTBOARD MECHANIC Needed at Lake Cachuma. Mechanic needed to repair/maintain outboard motors at Cachuma Lake Marina immediately. We operate boat rentals at the Marina and are in need of a mechanic to keep the motors on the rental boats in working order. Position is full time year round. Must have experience with outboard motors. Please call 661‑702‑1420 (Megan) if interested

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Sheriff’s Deputy Trainee Salary: $28.31 - $34.49 Hourly

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Candidates may also submit a resume to: Cottage Health, Human Resources, P.O. Box 689, Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689

Salary: $28.20 - $34.42 Hourly

Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE

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Legals Administer of Estate NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GUILLERMA CORNEJO NO: 17PR00220 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of GUILLERMA CORNEJO A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: STEVEN CORNEJO in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): STEVEN CORNEJO 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 07/27/2017 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: Peter Eastman 1745 Calle Boca del Canon Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑689‑3879. Published Jun 29. Jul 6, 13 2017.

FBN Abandonment STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: SANTA BARBARA SPEAR STUDY GROUP at 9 East Pedregosa Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 6/1/2015 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2015‑0001764. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Marc H Bienstock (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 19 2017, I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. Published. Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017.

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: CONVERSATION CAFE at 821 State St Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 11/30/2016 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2016‑0003261. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Bridging Borders International 66 Ocean View #14 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 07 2017, I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Published. Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. S TAT E M E N T OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: C AND M TOPLINE at 5945 Daley St Goleta, CA 93117 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 03/04/2014 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2014‑0000656. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: C & M Topline 602 Sunrise Vista Way Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 14 2017, I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. Published. Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: LEWIS PROPERTIES at 1509 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 1/11/2013 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0000116. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Lewis Commercial Properties of Santa Barbara, LLC (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 22 2017, I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. Published. Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017.

Fictitious Business Name Statement 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: 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: QUALITY AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR/ COLLISION 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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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. 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: 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: 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: 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: SANTA BARBARA ASSOCIATES FUND at 1111 Chapala Street Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Jonathan Bower, Agent. Ronald V. Gallo President & CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 14, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0001761. Published: Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GALAXY CYCLING at 1511 Clearview Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Soren Molina (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Serena Grossman. FBN Number: 2017‑0001705. Published: Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MESA BOAT CLEANING SERVICE at 1711 Grand Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Julie D. Lewis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 20, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0001811. Published: Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: IN STUDIO‑ARC at 2634 Montrose Pl. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0001806. Published: Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CABRILLO INN, CABRILLO INN AT THE BEACH at 930 Orilla Del Mar Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93103‑3642; Frank Evarone & Sons Inc. 1400 Colorado St. Boulder City, NV 89005 This business is conducted by an Limited Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0001803. Published: Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHANNEL GROUP at 133 De La Guerra #136 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Monika Dudas 2419 Harbor Blvd. Apt. #66 Ventura, CA 93001 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Monika Dudas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 15, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Serena Grossman. FBN Number: 2017‑0001778. Published: Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALOE DERMATOLOGY at 1722 State Street Suite 103 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; George Keith Llewellyn, M.D., Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: George Keith Llewellyn 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001748. Published: Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: #1 CAR WASH, #1 GASOLINE at 1901 South Broadway Santa Maria, CA 93454; Crest Trading Company 1601 Skyway Drive, Suite 114 Bakersfield, CA 93308 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Vickey L Rockberg, Secretary 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001736. Published: Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OPEN SEA ENTERPRISES at 1482 E Valley Road Suite 650 Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Nicholas Lensander (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001782. Published: Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CONVERSATION CAFE at 1426 Garden Street #59 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Bridging Borders International (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation 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: 2017‑0001689. Published: Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: C & M TOPLINE at 5945 Daley Street. Goleta, CA 93117; Pacific Vibe, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Daniel Ochoa, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 15, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0001771. Published: June 22, 29. July 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA PARTY ANIMALS at 29 East Calle Crespis Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Amy Swanson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Amy Swanson 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0001548. Published: June 22, 29. July 6, 13 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SLATE CATERING CO. at 718 Union St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Alexandra Chandler 971 E. Carrillo Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Alixandra Mascuzzio 205 W. Islay St. #15 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Alexandra Chandler This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 14, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0001768. Published: June 22, 29. July 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOGETTERS at 133 E. De La Guerra #F Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gogetters, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Luis Araiza This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 14, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001765. Published: June 22, 29. July 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ARACELY’S CLEANING SERVICES at 102 North Hope Avenue, Apt 118 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Sara Aguirre (same address) Wilfredo Samayoa (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Sara AguirreThis statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 14, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0001766. Published: June 22, 29. July 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: J.P. MAINTENANCE SERVICES at 1338 Sage Hill Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Francisco Jimenez (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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001753. Published: June 22, 29. July 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JACK’S BISTRO & FAMOUS BAGELS at 5050 Carpinteria Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013; Jack’s Famous Bagels, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 08, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0001704. Published: June 22, 29. July 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WEE NOVA at 1226 Santa Barbara St Apt B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Eric Engel (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: 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: 2017‑0001645. Published: Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BOOKLOTUS PUBLISHING, TERRI WRIGHT DESIGN, BOOKLOTUSPUBLISHING. COM, TERRIWRIGHT.COM, TERRI WRIGHT at 2535 Hacienda Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Terri Wright Macrae (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Terri Wright MacRae This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 14, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001757. Published: Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAPTAIN SPENCE, OKIVACHARTERS. COM, SAILORSRESOURCE. COM, CAPTAINSPENCE. COM, OKIVACHARTERS. NET, SAILORSRESOURCE. NET, OKIVA CHARTERS, SAILORS RESOURCE at 2535 Hacienda Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Spencer James Macrae (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Spencer J. Mac Rae This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 14, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001758. Published: Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LA URBAN FARMS at 526 W. Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; LA Urban Farms Service And Seedlings, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Niels Thorlaksson, Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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: 2017‑0001851. Published: Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE SEASONS PATH at 55 Crestview Ln Montecito, CA 93108; The Seasons Path (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Julia Anne K. Whitney, VP This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Serena Grossman. FBN Number: 2017‑0001865. Published: Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SIGMA HEALING CENTER at 1227 De La Vina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Danel Lombard 2012 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 20, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001818. Published: Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA TELEVISION & AUDIO SERVICE, SB TV at 1375 E. Mountain Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Darryl Avrom Widman (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Darryl Widman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 21, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0001845. Published: Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GALEN GARBARINO, MFT at 2020 Alameda Padre Serra #211 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Galen Garbarino 806 Vincente Way Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 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: 2017‑0001604. Published: Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ARC CONSTRUCTION at 417 1/2 N. Soledad St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Arthur Charles Carlisle (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Arthur Carlisle This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 21, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001831. Published: Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LAW OFFICE OF LARRY LABORDE at 21 E. Canon Perdido St. #201 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Larry Laborde 2111 5th Street Perry, IA 50220 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 16, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001779. Published: Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CALIFORNIA FINANCIAL SERVICES at 412 Humboldt Street Santa Rosa Street, CA 95404; C. Financial Investment, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001707. Published: Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FREY & COLLIER PROPERTIES at 1488 Crestline Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Matthew Collier (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 16, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001792. Published: Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEEHIVE JEWELRY at 655 Via Miguel Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Susan Hugo (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001721. Published: Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAL COAST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT at 1470 E. Valley Road, Suite 50636 Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Resource Connect, Inc. 4080 La Barbara Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 27, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001882. Published: Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PUBLIC INFO SERVICES, PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICES at 120 Cremona Drive, Suite 210 Goleta, CA 93117; Information Data Resources, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Sven Klein, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 16, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001787. Published: Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE BEVERLY HILLS BOOK AWARDS, THE BODY MIND SPIRIT BOOK AWARDS, THE NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS at 340 South Kellogg Avenue, Suite F Goleta, CA 93117; Smarketing, LLC 1821 West Hubbard St. Ste 208 Chicago, IL 60622 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Kim Sutherland, Agent This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 27, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0001884. Published: Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RAFAEL ADON ELEMENTS FOR LIVING‑LEATHER GOODS at 530 West Canon Perdido Santa Barbara CA 93101; Jeffrey Brierly (same address) Ralph Adon Cordova Jr. (same adress) This business is conducted by an A Married Couple Signed: Ralph Cordova, Jeffrey Brierly This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 27, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001880. Published: Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE HOPE RANCH BEAUTIFICATION FUND at 1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200 Santa Barbara CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Ronald V. Gallo‑President + CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 23, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0001860. Published: Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BALAYPRO at 2320 Banner Ave. Summerland, CA 93067; Kara Richard (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 21, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001830. Published: Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUMMERLAND SALON AND SPA at 2410 Lillie Ave Summerland, CA 93067; Jonathan Dawson 2985 Glen Albyn Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Kara Richard 2320 Banner Ave Summerland, CA 93067 This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 28, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001889. Published: Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CRYSTALLINE BLUJAY at 301 La Casa Grande Cr Goleta, CA 93117; Jayce Bedal (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Jayce Bedal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 22, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0001849. Published: Jun 29. Jul 6, 13, 20 2017.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF CAROLYN GRAYSEN GREEN ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CAROLYN GRAYSEN GREENBAUM CASE NUMBER: 17CV02598 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: CAROLYN GRAYSEN GREENBAUM TO: CAROLYN GREENBAUM 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

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withouta hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Aug 23, 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 Jun 16, 2017. by Pauline Maxwell of the Superior Court. Published. Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. AMENDED IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF WILLIE JUNIOR MILLER ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV01211 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: WILLIE JUNIOR MILLER TO: WILLIE JUNIOR BLAND 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 Aug 09, 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 Jun 23, 2017. by Pauline Maxwell of the Superior Court. Published. Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 2017.

Summons SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): JORGE SALDANA, JR., an Individual; MICHELLE LOPEZ, an Individual; and DOES 1‑10, Inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): VICTOR RAMIREZ, an individual; NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www.courtinfo. ca.­gov/selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an

attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.­gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.­courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.­lawhelpcalifornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. courtinfo.ca.­gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:17CV02076 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) Santa Barbara Superior Court 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Alan H. Fenton, Esq. 125279 Law Offices of Alan H. Fenton 1334 Anacapa Street 805.568.1800 (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Alan Fenton SBN 125279 Law Offices of Alan Fenton, 311 W. Montecito Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 568‑1800; DATE: Jun 06, 2017. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer, By Terri Chavez, Deputy (Delegado) Published Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017. SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): ISIDORO P MONTES, individually and DBA MONTES CONSTRUCTION; Does 1 through 20, Inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK, FSB, A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response

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must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www.courtinfo. ca.­gov/selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.­gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.­courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.­lawhelpcalifornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. courtinfo.ca.­gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:16CV05604 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Lina M. Michael (Bar#237842); Brian P. McGurk, Esq.; (Bar#250091) MICHAEL & ASSOCIATES, PC 555 St. Charles Drive, Suite 204, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (El nombre, la direccion, y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante que no tiene abogado es): The name and address of the court is: Santa Barbara Superior Court (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Fax No.: (805) 379‑8525; Phone No.; (805) 379‑8505 DATE: Dec 12, 2016. Darrel E. Parker, EXECUTIVE OFFICER By Narzralli Baksk, Deputy ( Delegado) Published Jun 22, 29. Jul 6, 13 2017.

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