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“Covering a wildfire from a desk in the safety of an air-conditioned office isn’t as cool as it might sound,” Keith Hamm—pictured here interviewing Mark von Tillow, incident commander for the Whittier Fire—said wryly. But he spent Monday in the Santa Ynez Valley, seemingly on another planet as the green of San Marcos Pass had turned into a black, white, and gray moonscape of Whittier’s path, hazy with smoke and the smell of oily, charred wood. Bumping up the narrow dirt road to Circle V, he thought of the 150 people who rode out the worst of the Whittier Fire: “It’s amazing they all got out of here unscathed.” The full story starts on page 14.

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news Briefs county The Board of Supervisors joined the growing faction of counties, cities, and corporations opposing President Donald Trump’s decision to back out of the Paris Accord, the international agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The resolution — sponsored by supervisors Das Williams and Joan Hartmann — notes Santa Barbara adopted a Climate Change Action Plan and required companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1,000 metric tons a year (the strongest restrictions in California). Conservative Supervisor Peter Adam objected, noting that weather forecasters don’t even know if it’ll rain next week. The county’s opioid-related death rate in 2015 was almost twice the statewide average, according to recent statistics. Santa Barbara County reported a death rate of 7.7 deaths per 100,000 people; statewide, the figure is 4.73. Smaller, more rural counties report the highest death rate: 27 deaths per 100,000. The county’s opioid prescription rate is 618.5 per 1,000 residents, slightly higher than the statewide average of 587. The most dramatic spike in opioid prescriptions was in 2009, from 401 per 1,000 to 648.

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The Whittier Fire, which flared into life on Saturday afternoon, now straddles the Santa Ynez range roughly six miles west of the City of Goleta. It blazed up near Cachuma Lake so fiercely that cars along the road were consumed, like this one here and also a Sheriff’s vehicle that was left parked on State Route 154 when the deputy joined the team rescuing a group of children trapped at Circle V Ranch Camp. The events of that fire, 48 percent contained at press time, occupy our cover story, which starts on page 14.

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Sheriff Brown: Outspoken ‘Sanctuary State’ Critic by Kelsey Brugger ast week, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown testified in Sacramento to strongly oppose Senate Bill 54, commonly known as the “sanctuary state” bill. The measure proposes to be part of California’s rejection of President Donald Trump’s intensified immigration enforcement. But most California sheriffs and law enforcement associations worry the bill would harm public safety. “This bill, in its current form, provides sanctuary for criminals,” Brown told the Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, where the bill passed 8-3. (In April, the bill passed the Senate on a 27-12 vote. It is expected to reach the full Assembly later this summer.) Simply put, SB 54 would limit cooperation between local law enforcement agencies and the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. It would, among other things, preclude peace officers from inquiring about an inmate’s immigration status, prevent ICE agents from interview-

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Santa Barbaran Curtis Oshock, 62, was pronounced dead after being fished out of the water a mile off Stearns Wharf on 7/9 when his sailboat capsized. He and three passengers were tossed overboard; none of the four were wearing safety vests. After receiving a Mayday call around 3 p.m., emergency responders found Oshock unconscious but being held aloft — reportedly for 10 minutes — by a fellow passenger. Oshock’s death brings the total of waterfront-related deaths this year to three. A string of bank robberies — four publicly reported since April — continued on 7/7 at Goleta’s Golden 1 Credit Union at 5676 Calle Real. A Sheriff’s Air Support helicopter and a deputyand-dog team were unable to find the suspect, described as an older white man with gray hair, about 5’6” and 260 pounds, wearing a black ball cap, a description that matches the suspect in two Carpinteria bank robberies. The death of Davies Kabogoza, 30, who fell into Santa Barbara Harbor while stand-up paddleboarding on 4/29, was ruled an accidental drowning by the County Coroner. Kabogoza did not know how to swim and was wearing a flotation device improperly.

city Sheriff Bill Brown Of the roughly 16,000 inmates incarcerated in County Jail last year, ICE agents picked up 250, according to Brown. Of those, he said, 200 were eventually deported. Immigrant activists, however, argue the bill would stop ICE officials—under Trump’s orders — from stomping on local police

After much complaining about its harmful impact, not one food truck operator showed up to testify about the new zoning ordinance on 7/11. It allows them to operate up to four hours a day in private parking lots in the city, which is currently prohibited. Operators had complained restrictions were driving them out of town, criticizing City Hall’s indifference. City planners noted the new zoning rules are the first to acknowledge n the rights of such operations.

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“A series of drunk driving [convictions] might be something different. We have got to get to that balance.” Jackson added that the bill’s language was pulled from California’s three-strikes law, which, she argued, is “one of the toughest in the nation.” But in closing remarks last week, Brown argued that 15 El Salvadoran and Nicaraguan MS-13 gang members charged with killing 15 people in Santa Maria were all undocumented. Of those, three had prior criminal convictions, but none would have met the exceptions in SB 54. He added that his deputies currently work with federal agents to investigate panga boats caught trafficking drugs or human beings. Though the bill allows local sheriffs to work with ICE agents on a task force, Brown said that arrangement would be too formal for their immediate needs. But negotiations are not over. Mike Durant, a Santa Barbara County senior deputy sheriff, is the president of PORAC (Peace Officers Research Association of California), which opposed SB 54 and is known to be a heavy hitter in Sacramento. For his part, Brown said he could support a bill that simply said local law enforcement should not engage in “frontline immigration enforcement.” Or one that prevented sheriffs from holding inmates requested by ICE agents in violation of federal law. Those already “reflect our beliefs and current practices,” he said. Brown said he has plans to meet next week with the bill’s author, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León. “I will take him at his word he intends to do that,” he said. Asked how optimistic he feels, he said,“I just n don’t know at this point.”

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Incumbent Councilmember Gregg Hart will be facing opposition from alt-transit champion and former vacation-rental entrepreneur Jack Ucciferri to represent the city’s downtown, District Six. Former fire chief Warner McGrew announced that he will be running for council to represent San Roque, District Five, against Eric Friedman, who worked as administrative assistant to Salud Carbajal when he was county supervisor. And attorney James F. Scafide will be running against Planning Commissioner Jay Higgins for District Four, encompassing much of the Riviera. City Hall was forced to embrace district elections as settlement to a lawsuit alleging lack of diversity on the council. Of the candidates, Murillo and Martinez have Spanish surnames; Murillo is an American-born Latina and Martinez a Cuban-born immigrant. Four of the candidates are either incumbent city councilmembers about to be termed out or a former councilmember. This year’s election defies easy prognostication, and candidates have a month to turn in the requisite number of registered city voters’ signatures to qualify for this November’s ballot. —Nick Welsh


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resh battle lines have been drawn in Santa Barbara’s housing wars as opposition from unexpected angles has popped up against short-term vacation rental operators attempting to legally convert their properties from residential to “hotel” use in order to comply with new city regulations. Since April, the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission and Architectural Board of Review —typically concerned only with vetting building aesthetics—have denied three conversion proposals on land-use grounds, arguing they were “not consistent with the principles of sound community planning” because they would remove valuable housing from Santa Barbara’s already critically room at tHe inn? Neighborhood activist Anna Marie Gott finds the housing crisis outweighs tourist needs. low stock. “Every single unit counts,” said Landmarks Commissioner Bill Mahan as In her formal appeal letter to the council, he and his colleagues unanimously rejected planning consultant Eva Turenchalk, repconverting an Anapamu Street condomin- resenting the Anapamu property owner, ium that’s been used as a vacation rental stated,“If it is the city’s intent to not approve since 2010. “Sound community planning ‘even one’ short-term rental, then that means that we provide to the city what we should be very clearly communicated … so don’t have, and we don’t provide what we that property owners do not waste counthave enough of,” he said.“And right now, we less months and thousands of dollars going have enough hotel rooms and not enough through a process that has no chance of housing.” yielding an approval.” All three denials have been appealed to It’s not completely clear why, after preCity Council for hearings in coming weeks. vious approvals, Historic Landmarks and The first — a single-family home on Jen- Architectural Review are suddenly taking nings Street—is scheduled for next Tuesday. a harder stance on conversion applicaThe city received its first conversion tions. “I’m not quite sure why this switch application in November 2015, soon after was flipped,” said senior city planner Renee officials started actively going after unper- Brooke, who’s been attending review board mitted short-term rentals. Many of the oper- hearings to offer clarity and advice given ators began asking how they could comply the tensions around the short-term rental with zoning regulations and then sought debate. the necessary land-use and development On March 30, however, Jaime Limón, approvals to keep their rentals open. planning supervisor for both bodies, did Since August 2016, five residential units send the boards a letter reminding them of have been legally converted to short-term the scope of their authority and explaining rentals, the most recent the five-story, Jeff that “parking deficits, loss of housing, accesShelton–designed Ablitt House on Haley sibility, and possible noise-related impacts Street. Forty-seven more units spread are common issues raised by neighbors” that among 34 properties sit in various stages may factor into their deliberations. of the approval pipeline, including a 12-unit Neighborhood activist Anna Marie Gott apartment complex on Bath Street near East may have also helped change some minds. Beach. Nearly all of the 34 properties were She’s been bird-dogging the conversion issue illegally operating as vacation rentals at one for months and often rallies neighbors to time or another. Because they’re considered speak at the hearings against the proposals. mini-hotels, the properties must comply “Removing housing permanently from with the same parking, fire, water, and dis- our market while we have a documented ability access codes required of larger com- housing crisis will only result in increased rents and drive more moderate and middlemercial operations. At its easiest, the process to fully legiti- income earners from the city,” she said, notmize a short-term rental is onerous and ing that in the past four years, the average expensive, owners often complain. And hotel vacancy rate has been 24 percent, while now, they worry, even if they’ve followed the city’s residential housing vacancy rate all proper steps and secured all necessary hovers at 0.6-1 percent. “I understand tourpermits and licenses, they can still be denied ists have wants,” she said, “but our residents under the broad and subjective auspices of have needs, and they desperately need housing.” n “sound community planning.”

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annabis experts conservatively estimate that one million pounds of pot will be harvested this year in Santa Barbara County. That translates to 450 million grams (or doobies). And this is just the beginning. A total of 534 individuals signed up for the county’s cannabis registry. More than 200 operators said they are already growing weed—on 396 acres—and 506 new cultivators hope to begin planting on 1,126 acres. Since California legalized recreational marijuana last November, county officials have been working to regulate the industry. But it is still the Wild West. “The weird, counterintuitive thing is if you want more enforcement on marijuana, we have to permit marijuana,” County Supervisor Das Williams told growers and their concerned neighbors at a July 11 hearing. Williams and fellow supervisor Steve Lavagnino are heading the county’s effort to draft a cannabis ordinance, and Lavagnino agreed: “We have a lot of ambiguity in the existing law.”

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ZinKe’s decision: It’s up to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to decide if the Carrizo Plain National Monument boundaries should be adjusted to allow for new oil and gas development.

public process had been shortchanged in drawing up the Carrizo Plain boundaries, citing the many public hearings and stakeholder meetings that took place. Though several oil operations with preexisting leases are still allowed on 6,000 acres, he noted that of 267 exploratory oil wells drilled on the Carrizo Plain since 1901, not one has been commercially viable. Congressmember Salud Carbajal said he’s written Secretary Zinke to discuss the issue, but to date Zinke has not replied. Two representatives with California districts signed the letter, Tom McClintock and Doug LaMalfa, both known as outspoken conser—Nick Welsh vatives.

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eventeen Republican members of Congress signed a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke asking that he reduce the boundaries of the Carrizo Plain National Monument, established by President Bill Clinton in 2001. Members of what’s known as the Western Caucus, they want to expand oil and gas exploration on what’s now a roughly 250,000-acre natural sanctuary. They argued that one-quarter of the Carrizo Plain sits above “rich fossil fuel basins” and that President Clinton cut Congress and the public out of the process “in an effort to block any oil and gas exploration.” The letter, dated June 30, came in response to President Trump’s Executive Order to reexamine the boundaries of 27 national monuments, with a keen eye toward greater mineral extraction or grazing. The deadline for public comment was July 10; of the 15,000 comments submitted, the overwhelming majority supported the existing boundaries. Spearheading that effort was Jeff Kuyper of Los Padres ForestWatch, who noted that the “Gang of 17,” as he called the Republicans, was a small fraction of the 71 who make up the Western Caucus. Conspicuously absent was the signature of House Whip Kevin McCarthy, who represents Kern County, where the richest petroleum portion of the plain is situated. Kuyper also denied that the

In fact, the existing law does not actually exist. In January 2016, the county supervisors hastily adopted a moratorium on all new medical marijuana cultivation that exempted current growers. But many Carpinteria residents claim new growers took advantage of this loophole and started growing illegally. In any case, new state law will require everyone to apply for new permits next year. The burning question is the tax rate, which must be approved by voters. County Supervisor Peter Adam, who owns a large family farm in Santa Maria, was adamantly opposed to a flat tax on square footage. The alternatives, Lavagnino said, are taxing weight or percentage of gross receipts. The state of California plans to tax cannabis on cultivation at a rate of $148 per pound of pot flowers. That’s $148 million in Santa Barbara County—by conservative estimates. —Kelsey Brugger


HalF Full or HalF emPty: City Attorney Ariel Calonne tried to address the concerns of Sprinter owners, but it’s not clear he succeeded.

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by Nick Welsh ome September 5, city police will begin ticketing popular high-profile vans — often described as “Sprinters”— as well as recreational vehicles (RVs), long favored by the quasi-homeless, that are parked on city streets without a permit. City Attorney Ariel Calonne, who spearheaded the new ordinance language, estimated there are 1,063 Sprinter vans within city limits whose owners could be affected. That doesn’t count those driven by commuters and visitors. When the council sought to crack down on RV dwellers nearly two years ago — at the instigation of upper Eastside residents upset by clusters of RV campers showing up on their streets — Calonne sought to craft an enforcement tool based on the size of the vehicles rather than the socioeconomic status of their occupants. He argued they constituted traffic safety hazards because they blocked views. In so doing, Calonne inadvertently wound up also banning from street parking a new breed of tall vehicles popular with building contractors, surfers, and many small businesses. Only after the council voted in favor of this blanket ban eight months ago did the Sprinter community surface, outraged to realize they were also affected. Calonne sought to delay enforcement in order to create a permitting process for those who rely on such vehicles for work. Based on public comment at this Tuesday’s council meeting, it would appear Calonne failed to persuade many skeptics despite obviously exhaustive exertions. For the first time ever, longtime homelesscivil-rights advocate Peter Marin and Chamber of Commerce chief Ken Oplinger found themselves on the same side. Oplinger said the ordinance should be “killed.” Marin has repeatedly vowed to sue. Oplinger expressed outrage that innocent small-business owners have been caught up in an effort, which he supports, to target RV dwellers. Marin complained the poor and disabled living in RVs would not be able to pay the inevitable accumulation of parking tickets — or the $1,700 required to get their impounded vehicles out of hock. These people, he charged, would wind up on the streets. “I don’t think you want to do this,” he said. Only two councilmembers — Cathy Murillo and Gregg Hart— Hart agreed with him. The other five argued that Calonne had done yeoman’s work trying to accommodate the Sprinter community. Permits could be obtained by anyone with a business license to

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park on city streets for up to 10 days during any three-month period. Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss expressed little sympathy for the self-described small business owners. First off, “obey the law,” he said. “If you have problems with that, you need to look into the mirror.” The council did vote, however, to dramatically reduce the fees that City Hall planned to charge oversized-vehicle owners for onstreet parking permits. Initially, the amount proposed was $650. The council reduced that to $100 for the first vehicle and $50 for every addition. Initially, much of the controversy surrounding the ordinance focused on the RV owners who parked at night in various parking lots as part of a city-sanctioned transitional housing program run by New Beginnings. Where could these clients go during daylight hours and be safe from parking tickets? Many months of effort to secure 40 daytime parking spaces yielded only eight. Mayor Helene Schneider reported that 10 new spaces may have been found, and with “a little more elbow grease,” perhaps the 40 spaces needed could be located. The rationale behind the ordinance is that the bigger vehicles — defined as anything wider than 80 inches, taller than 82 inches, or longer than 25 feet—are a public nuisance in terms of traffic safety. Oplinger from the Chamber of Commerce noted that city traf traffic engineers couldn’t cite a single accident caused by these vehicles. When neighborhood activists demanded new stop signs, he added, they had to show that a documented and not just hypothetical problem existed. A representative from Cox Communications complained that under the new ordinance, 14 Cox employees wouldn’t be able to take their work vans home and park on city streets. These workers, she noted, frequently responded to late-night emergency-service calls and needed their vans. “We’re not talking about people watching Gilligan’s Island at 2 in the morning,” she said. Under the new ordinance language, Cox vans would be exempt from the parking restrictions, but the home-parking option is finished. Councilmember Randy Rowse responded that public streets can’t be used for private car storage. When it was over, about the only person happy was Fred Sweeney, the upper Eastside neighborhood agitator who led the charge. As for the contractors using Sprinter vans, Sweeney complained they were choking his neighborhood streets as well. “I’m saying I’m not sympathetic to their dilemma,” he declared. n

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ROADSIDE HAZARD: As Highway 154 shut down in both directions, a Carpinteria engine responded to the Whittier Fire on the afternoon of July 8.

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he first 24 hours of the Whittier Fire, which started at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 8 — as a heat wave breached 100 degrees and with forecasted sundowners on the way — have proved to be the wildfire’s most dangerous. Within minutes, the blaze forced the evacuation of thousands of campers in and around Cachuma Lake Recreation Area and nearby Paradise Road, leaving eerie ghost towns of pitched tents and picnic tables littered with leftover lunch as motorists sped away, towing RV trailers, awnings twisted in the wind. Across Highway 154, on the back slope of the Santa Ynez mountain range, is Camp Whittier, where the fire originated. Michael Baker, CEO of the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, which owns the camp, said half a dozen staffers and 80 campers were able to escape with only moments to spare. The fire destroyed one residence and a maintenance shed, but other buildings survived, which Baker credited to recent brush-clearing. Baker didn’t know what

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started the blaze and has not been allowed into the area.“The cause remains under investigation,” said Andrew Madsen, an information officer with the U.S. Forest Service, the fire’s lead agency. From Camp Whittier, the conflagration spread rapidly eastward, trapping dozens of children and counselors at nearby Circle V Ranch Camp (read about their rescue on page 18) and destroying more structures before jumping into the next canyon, at Rancho Alegre, where it consumed more structures, numerous vehicles, and turned hills of rolling green chaparral into an ashen moonscape. Volunteers from animal welfare organizations rushed to rescue the many animals, large and small, trapped in the surrounding areas. (See “Animals Lost and Saved” on page 16.) Two Santa Barbara County Fire Department veterans said the Whittier grew faster than any wildfire in recent memory. In the coming days, weakened tree trunks and destabilized

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terrain will increasingly threaten firefighter safety.“A lot of oak trees are coming down because they’ve been burning for three or four days,” said Dennis Burns, a fire behavior specialist, briefing the night-shift crew.“The terrain is very bad, so do not get complacent,” added John “Pancho” Smith, Santa Barbara District Ranger of Los Padres National Forest. Crews and administrators are working the blaze with fewer resources and battling a much heavier load of combustible material than years past (more on that in “Accentuating the Extreme,” page 15). Of the 14 active wildfires in the state, four are bigger than 10,000 acres, and two of those, the Whittier and Alamo fires, are in Santa Barbara County. Approaching 30,000 acres in size, the Alamo Fire is the Golden State’s most massive active wildfire (see page 19 for more). Since Sunday, temperatures dropped considerably as the marine layer thickened, helping to cool down Whittier’s scary weekend climb over the ridge, which forced evacuations along western Goleta’s Farren Road. While evacuation mandates and warnings were still in place at print deadline Wednesday morning, the fire is 48 percent contained. There have been no reported injuries. n

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t 6:22 last Thursday evening, July 6, snowflakes of ash began falling in downtown Santa Barbara, thanks to one of the Central Coast’s recent wildfires, bathing everything — and everyone — in that sickly beautiful translucence that can only be generated by an inferno. As the sun went down, the moon rose — full, round, and a deep blood orange. Photographers rushed to capture the astonishing night sky. But for those of us who have witnessed years of vast wildland blazes rampaging throughout Southern California, such visual poetics have long lost their appeal. The “new normal” is too scary to be aesthetically savored. Not long ago, California had something known as a fire season. No more. “When veteran firefighters with 30 to 40 years’ experience looked at what’s been happening, they described it as ‘unprecedented,’ ” said Janet Upton, spokesperson for Cal Fire. “But after the same thing happens year after year, you really can’t call it ‘unprecedented’ anymore.” Hence the “new normal.” From January 1-July 9, 2016, Cal Fire reported 2,270 fires on the more than 31 million acres for which it’s responsible. This year, there have been nearly 700 more; the burned acreage has more than doubled, jumping from 30,574 to 68,129. And that

California Has already Had 3,449 Forest Fires this Year, and it’s not over Yet by nick Welsh

doesn’t count the number of fires blazing away on the 31 million acres controlled by the United States Forest Service. Year to date, California has experienced 3,449 forest fires consuming 92,439 acres. Little wonder, then, that when the Whittier Fire started near Lake Cachuma last week, there were already 35 other fires burning elsewhere in California — 14, including Whittier, of which have been deemed serious. The biggest is just up Highway 101, eight miles east of Santa Maria; that’s the Alamo Fire, which, at last count, has voraciously consumed nearly 30,000 acres. With so many fires raging, it’s no surprise that Whittier or Alamo couldn’t get the same resources — firefighters, engines, fixed-wing aircraft — that Santa Barbara got last year when we needed to put out the now all-but-forgotten Sherpa Fire.

Like its rainfall, California’s forest fires are part of a natural dynamic dating back millions of years: feast or famine, boom or bust. Even without human intervention, California cycles gravitate toward the extreme. But those extremes are growing. Climate change is a main suspect. Last year, for example, the National Academy of Sciences concluded in a published report that during the past 30 years climate change has doubled the amount of western United States acreage experiencing forest fires, and the landmass temperature of the country has risen 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The same study also concluded that climate change is not the only factor fueling the flames. During the past 100 years, forest fires — naturally occurring phenomena — have been ruthlessly extinguished throughout the same region, allowing a proliferation of biofuels just waiting to be ignited. Republicans in Congress have seized upon this latter interpretation as an excuse to open the forests up to logging interests. One such bill is now wending its way through Congress. Santa Barbara Congressmember Salud Carbajal, a Democrat, is opposing it. Thinning Santa Barbara’s oaks would probably have had little impact on the Whittier Fire. UCLA ecology professor Cont’D on p. 17

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through the grounds of Rancho Alegre Saturday afternoon, July 8. Ten staff members were able to escape with four cats by literally stepping through flames of the encroaching fire, said Scout Executive Carlos Cortez for the Los Padres Boy Scouts Council. The council, which owns the ranch, operates The Outdoor School, a residential science program, during the school year and a sleepaway Boy Scout camp in the summer. The staff hopes that their beloved pet tortoise, which had just been released, was able to survive by burrowing into the ground. Meanwhile, at nearby Saint Francis Ranch, six zebras and 12 rare Watusi cattle were spared. “Saint Francis must have been looking down on us,” said ranch owner Alexandra Geremia, who was in Santa Ynez when she got news of a brush fire at Camp Whittier. by Jackie Botts Given no time to evacuate, employees moved the zebras and cattle to a patch of grassless pasture, hoping the fire would not find any fuel there to burn. It worked. The animals “stayed very calm, as if they knew what to do,” said Geremia. “We were very lucky.” As the fire grew to 7,800 acres on Saturday night and threatened to crest the Santa Ynez Mountains, a number of large and small animals fell under the evacuation order. Working with the Santa Barbara Humane Society and the Santa Barbara Equine Assistance and Evacuation Team, S.B. County Animal Services housed four horses at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, two in stables at UCSB, and one at the Humane Society, according to Animal Services Director Jan Glick. The Humane Society had also taken in eight cats, four dogs, four birds, and one guinea pig. Meanwhile, in the vicin- GET YOUR GOAT: Livestock evacuations ity of the Alamo Fire near are a common occurrence during Santa Maria, Animal Services wildfires in Santa Barbara County. and the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society have sheltered five goats, 39 dogs, and 27 cats. Horse Emergency Evacuation Team (HEET) volunteers from San Luis Obispo are tending four horses that were evacuated to the Elks Rodeo grounds. Rumors that Santa Barbara’s Earl Warren Showgrounds would not accept evacuated horses due to the Santa Barbara National Horse Show are false, according to its CEO, Scott Grieve. The Showgrounds had been accepting evacuated horses all weekend and “will not turn any horse away,” he said. During the Jesusita Fire, the Showgrounds stabled 140 horses, according to Grieve, and there are far more stalls than that still available.“We will bend over backward to help out,” he added, asking horse owners to give advance notice by calling 687-0766. One volunteer recounted the challenge of evacuating four countyowned and three recently adopted horses for the Horse Project, an initiative of the S.B. County Animal Care Foundation, which rescues and rehabilitates abused horses. Several horses had to be sedated before they could be transported. “They were picking up on the danger long before we were.” Glick urged large animal owners: “When you get the warning, get n your animals out.”

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CLEANUP ON HWY. 154: Firefighters quickly jumped on the northern edge (above) of the Whittier Fire as it jumped the highway near Cachuma Lake. Below, Rancho Alegre’s fire danger is a sign of the times. and wildfire expert Glen MacDonald said this year’s heavy rains — arriving on the heels of a prolonged bone-cracking drought — is driving the proliferation of these early wildfires. Dennis Burns, a wildfire behavior analyst with the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department who is now working on the Whittier Fire, said,“Normally, we estimate there’s a quarter-ton to a ton of grass per acre. This year, it’s two to three tons an acre.” The valley grasses are deep enough to catch fire even when soaked with the orange flameretardant chemicals dropped from planes. Normally, the valley chaparral secretes natural oils that prevent undergrowth, but in this wet year, those oils were diluted, allowing grassy fuels to thrive. The cost of containing backcountry wildfires has grown so dramatically that about 70 percent of Los Padres National Forest’s budget is consumed by fire suppression. For the U.S. Forest Service, that number is closer to 50 percent across the nation, a stark jump from 16 percent in 1995. Cal Fire spends roughly half a billion dollars a year fighting fires on its lands. With state and federal budgets constrained, frictions are rising. California’s director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), Mark Ghilarducci, vented earlier this month in a letter to the Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell, all but accusing him of short-changing California local fire departments for services rendered on federal Forest Service lands to the tune of $18 million. California relies on a web of “mutual aid” agreements among federal, state, and local firefighting agencies to keep wildfires in check. Underpinning this system is the expectation that everyone gets paid. “I cannot continue to support the deployment of resources to protect federal land that ultimately may bankrupt our local governments,” Ghilarducci wrote Tidwell. Some in the Forest Service are privately seething over what they term a gratuitously “ludicrous” letter — delivered at the height of fire season.

Late Tuesday, Tidwell responded sharply to Ghilarducci after first affirming the Forest Service’s commitment to collaboration. “We respect the actions of all firefighting personnel who serve side by side on the wildfires in California where we don’t all wear blue or green uniforms, but yellow that signifies our shared unity.” Tidwell then noted that $14 million of the $18 million had already been paid to local firefighting agencies and that half of the remaining $4 million is currently being processed. Tidwell added that a recent federal audit “found that local cooperators [in California] used excessive and unreasonable indirect costs for activities,” including $4.5 million in administrative costs charged by nine California agencies. “It was determined the Forest Service was overpaying local governments during that period and that controls need to be in place to ensure they did not occur again.” These tensions between California and the feds hardly sprang up overnight, and based upon the letter exchange, they’re not going away anytime soon. Tidwell closed by chastising the OES for not providing the proper invoices needed for bills to be paid. “Despite our efforts for the past several years, we have had marginal compliance from the OES staff.” The issue is hardly new.“We’re talking hundreds of millions of dollars system-wide,” said Santa Barbara Fire Chief Pat McElroy. He said the Forest Service still owes his department $90,000, but that Santa Barbara can weather the delay. If you’re a small agency, he said, “a $50,000 bill that goes unpaid year after year can kill you.” While such disputes might consume the federal and state higher-ups,“It’s not affecting how anyone is fighting this fire,” he said. It’s true that Whittier incident command has faced keen competition for resources, McElroy noted, but he insisted the fire would still be burning even if they got everything they wanted. “It’s not like you go in with a pitcher of water and pour it on the fire,” he said.“You paint it in a box and keep it there. If we had everything we wanted, we’d be able to fight it differently, but we’d still be fighting it.”

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oments after the Whittier Fire sparked to life just off Highway 154 near Lake Cachuma on Saturday, July 8, U.S. Forest Service patrolman Dave Dahlberg was dispatched to the scene to make sure those fleeing the blaze didn’t get in the way of arriving emergency crews. As California Highway Patrol officers arrived to take over traffic control, Dahlberg heard radio chatter that a large group of kids and counselors were at nearby Circle V Ranch Camp, trapped at the end of a narrow dirt road that was engulfed on both sides by raging walls of wildfire. Dahlberg jumped into his patrol vehicle and started up the road toward Circle V; just ahead, veteran Santa Barbara County firefighter Mark Linane Jr. bulldozed fallen trees and loose

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how 90 children, their counselors, a forest service Patrolman, and a santa Barbara firefighter faced the flames by Keith Hamm boulders, clearing the only way in or out. The smoke was so thick that the men could barely see a few feet up the path. Arriving ahead of the flames, Linane began cutting firebreaks around the compound—a dining commons, cabins, and outbuildings — and Dahlberg introduced himself to dozens of staffers and counselors, who, following the camp’s established fire plan, had gathered the kids, ages 7-13, in the dining hall and were working to keep them safe and calm. A handful of vehicles were parked nearby, but any attempt to shuttle 90 kids through the oncoming fire seemed like a bad idea. Dahlberg radioed Santa Barbara County Fire Marshal Steve Oaks, who was monitoring the evacuation from the bottom of the access road at Highway 154 and kept in radio contact with his own team. Also on the scene was Forest Service Division Chief Mark von Tillow, who knew the

area from hosting annual wildfire training camps at Circle V. Dahlberg reported that everybody was accounted for and safe — so far. As erratic winds whipped the flames up the mountain, adults organized into groups moving natural gas canisters far away from the dining hall and covering the windows with blankets. Their plan was to shelter in place, essentially to ride out the approaching wildfire until rescue crews could punch through the damaged roadway, according to Forest Service Public Affairs Officer Andrew Madsen.“Dahlberg provided a calming influence on the other adults,” he reported, “which helped keep the kids calm. He told them, ‘You’re safe, and we’re going to wait for the fire to blow by, and then we’ll get you out of here.’ ” Stressful situations, especially when the lives of children are at stake, have a way of creating versions of the truth and even altering time itself. For instance, when Oaks reflected on the evacuation 48 hours later, he admitted the whole incident felt like it lasted only 90 minutes, when in fact the kids didn’t make it out until 6:30 that evening, almost five hours after their initial call for help. Von Tillow, now the fire’s incident commander, described Dahlberg and the campers as waiting out the firestorm in the middle of Circle V’s large sports field, an expanse of artificial turf open to the sky and away from dry grass and woodland with a nearby swimming pool as a shelter of last resort. But according to Madsen, who said he discussed events with Dahlberg, the group sheltered inside the dining commons, with only a backup plan of moving en masse to the ball field. Dahlberg, who is still working 12-hour shifts fighting the fire, could not be reached before deadline. Also, Circle V campers and counselors have asked for privacy, according to a representative of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Los Angeles, which owns the camp; the representative, however, confirmed Dahlberg’s story. In any case, it’s accurate to say the fire raged on, fueled by howling after-


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noon winds in a heat wave maxing out at a but it was not chaos,” he remembered. All reported 110 degrees. A caravan of Santa Bar- the campers were outside, ready to go, and bara County Search & Rescue crewmem- divided into small groups that would fit into bers in four-wheel-drive SUVs and extended the Search & Rescue vehicles, plus several passenger vans idled nearby at Rancho San Sheriff SUVs and the handful of staffer cars Marcos Golf Course, waiting for incident that were already at the site. It was a tight shot-callers to give the green light. Von Til- operation, Trichler said: Within 10 minutes, low said he called in everybody was loaded for the one-and-half“three valid attempts” mile crawl back to to get rescue vehicles up the road, only to call Highway 154. Dozer operator them off moments later as towering flare-ups, Linane took the lead, dark smoke, and burnagain clearing the road ing branches “comprofor the long line of resmised access.” At the cue vehicles packed same time, a DC-10 with children. Drivloaded with fire retaring a van with 10 kids ROLL CALL: Small groups of kids at dant en route to the and another Search Circle V queue up for transport to safety. Alamo Fire was redi& Rescue volunteer, rected to make its drop at Circle V, where Trichler remembers feeling the heat of the water-toting helicopters were already creat- fire through his side window. His group was ing a buffer zone around the campers. relatively calm, at one point singing “Let My “We didn’t know what exactly was going Little Light Shine.” “They did an outstanding on up there, but we were ready,” said Nel- job,” Von Tillow said,“taking care of priority son Trichler, a financial planner who has number one — saving lives.” been a Search & Rescue volunteer since At the 154, the kids were transferred to 1981. When they finally got the go-ahead, a fleet of sleek buses provided by the Santa Trichler and his team of 14 men went in with Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and shuttled seven vehicles. Flaming branches fell into the to their loved ones anxiously waiting at Old path, occasionally separating the emergency Mission Santa Inés in Solvang. “Once they caravan, but a few men would jump out with transferred to the buses, our role was over,” chainsaws to remove the blockage. “When Trichler said. “We were reassigned to help we got to Circle V, it was a tense situation, evacuate Paradise Road.” n

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irefighters sweating on the Alamo Fire, located clear on the other side of Santa BaralaMo Fire bara County from the Whittier Fire, are working to contain the smoldering mass as much as possible before higher temperatures Santa Maria Valley descend in the late week. First sparked on the San Luis Obispo County border near State Route 166 the afternoon of Thursday, July 6, the originally 175-acre Alamo Fire was pushed by hot, heavy winds across nearly 29,000 Santa BarBara tinder-dry acres in Santa Barbara County by Monday, earning it the dubious distinction of the largest fire among California’s 13 uncontrolled fires. percent on Wednesday. That the fire acreage More than 2,200 firefighters, dozer driv- was not growing, said Carroll, was a good ers, hand crews, engine crews, helicopter sign that containment was working. pilots, water tenders, and pumpkin fillers Crews were in a mop-up phase by Tues— the bright-orange, inflatable, portable day, Carroll explained, dealing with trees water pools transported to open fields for smoking at their roots that might topple onto copters to suck water from—were working the 166. Of the 133 multi-acre homes spread the fire zone in the Twitchell Dam water- out in the area under the evacuation order, shed on Wednesday. They were having good two were reported damaged or destroyed so nights, said Chad Carroll, a spokesperson for far. Resources were being freed up for Alamo Alamo’s unified fire command, and slightly as fires around the state are tamed, Carroll easier days, with decent humidity, temps in added, with Tepusquet’s roads lined with a the mid-80s, and mild winds. They increased quantity of parked emergency vehicles. The the containment line — a bulldozed, hand- cause of the Alamo Fire, which carried a $3.4 hacked, or fire-retardant-painted strip many million price tag on Sunday, remains undefeet wide that the fire hopefully cannot jump termined as of press deadline. across—from 20 percent on Monday to 65 —Jean Yamamura

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Gene passed away at home with loving family on June 20, 2017 after a heroic battle with cancer. He was born in Colorado on September 21, 1942 and moved to Southern California with his family as a young child. His last twenty years were spent in Santa Barbara. Salesman extraordinaire, Gene loved his work as a Manufacturers Representative in the electrical industry where his customers all became life long friends. He is survived by his loving partner of 25 years, Nancy Darrow, one sister Helen Schafer, his children, Kevin Peterson (Joanna), Kristine Peterson, Keri McGrail (Mark), and numerous grandchildren totally devoted to their Grandpa/Papa Gene. Gene will be remembered for his generosity, warmth, outgoing personality, humor and love for life. He loved his work, golf, traveling with Nancy and spending time with family and friends. Beloved partner, dad, grandpa, friend, we will miss you terribly but our memories of you will be with us always. Funeral arrangements will be held privately by the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara.

ing at Fiesta as a member of the Reina del Mar parlor of the Native Daughters. She attended Montecito Union, Dolores, Mount Carmel and Santa Barbara Catholic High School and graduated from Immaculate Heart College. After graduation Barbara had a long career as a Lab Technologist at the Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic. It was at the beach that Barbara met her husband of 56 years, Charles (Chuck) Stevens. She was invited by friends to go waterskiing and Chuck had the boat, and that was the beginning of many years spent together waterskiing with friends, going to “the lake”, and later in life, many cruises to destinations around the world (she loved the water.) Barbara and Chuck’s other passion was volleyball. They played together, and met many of their closest friends, at parks, gyms and East Beach. They also watched more UCSB, Santa Barbara Spikers, high school, and beach volleyball games than almost anyone around. Barbara especially enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play the game she loved. Barbara is survived by her loving husband Chuck, her children Sharon Estabrooks (Phil), Bruce Stevens (Tracy), her grandchildren Kyle Estabrooks, Sean Estabrooks, Taryn Stevens and Tanner Stevens, and her brother Patrick Rogers (Patty), niece Pam MacFarlane, niece Kathy Mohammadi, and nephew Michael Rogers and their families. She was preceded in death by her infant son Mark. Per her request, no services will be held. If you wish to make a donation in her remembrance, she suggested the UCSB Men’s Volleyball Legacy Fund for Excellence, Friends of East Beach Association, or a charity of your choice.

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Grace Kipp 02/27/70-03/16/17

husband Scott and many, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Born Tsai Hsiu Hua, Grace took her appropriate name in an English class. When Grace was 20 years old, she moved to America to study English and ended up getting a travel and tourism degree in Dayton, Ohio. She moved back to Taiwan and led international tours around the world for many years. She settled back into Taiwan and was selling imports when she met her future husband Scott Kipp. A little over a year later, they were married in 1998 and honeymooned in Bali. Grace and Scott moved back to the US and traveled in a conversion van across the US for 4 months before settling in Phoenix and then Westminster, Colorado. Grace graduated with a Culinary Arts degree in 2006 from Johnson and Wales University in Denver where she fell in love with making fine western cuisine. She worked various jobs at fine restaurants before they moved to Kansas City and then into an RV. Scott and Grace traveled across the US for a year in a huge 5th wheel trailer before house sitting for friends in Morgan Hill for 18 months. They moved to Santa Barbara in 2012 and fell in love with the American Riviera. Grace was active in the Taiwanese community, the Lawn Bowling Club and the Sierra Club. She would regularly go on hikes and runs and her favorite hike was to Franceschi Park. Grace worked for US Foods, Santa Barbara BBQ and the Center for Spiritual Renewal at La Casa de Santa Maria. Grace would never turn down a chance to travel and went around the world with Scott in 2011. They climbed to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal and went to Europe annually. Grace loved her family and Taiwanese cuisine and visited Taiwan at least once a year. Grace was a runner and ran one marathon and many races until her illness. Grace had a kind soul and many people had the pleasure of eating a meal with her and sharing a drink. She will be missed around the world. A Celebration of Grace will be held on July 15th from 1-4 at Leadbetter Beach.

Roger Morrison Barbara Rogers Stevens, 82, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on June 29, 2017. Barbara was born in Santa Barbara on August 21, 1934 to Martin and Agnes Rogers of Montecito. She grew up playing with friends in the countryside, cruising State Street, going to the beach, and danc20

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Roger Morrison, a Santa Barbara resident, age 79, passed away on April 13, 2017. He is survived by his wife Joan Morrison, his sister Hana Hanleigh of Santa Fe, NM, and his sister and brotherin-law Laurine and Chuck Meyer of Tubac, AZ. He was preceded in death by his sister Linda Coppins. Roger was born on July 30,

1937 in Spokane, WA, where he graduated from John Rogers High School. He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy, after which he enrolled and gradiated from the San Francisco Art Academy. Roger married Joan Okimoto on July 29, 1971 in San Francisco. He was employed as Art Director for several major publications including Road and Track Magazine. Roger was an avid fan of Formula One car racing, and a passionate collector of Asian antiques. His favorite activities included local architecture tours and continuing education courses. An informal memorial will be held Sunday July 30, 2017 at 12 pm at Rocky Nook Park.

Nina Morrison 02/09/72-05/28/17

Hilarious, beautiful, intelligent, caring, original, amazing. Some of the words used to describe the remarkable Nina Morrison, beloved daughter of Sol and Shirley Morrison who lost her valiant battle with cancer on May 28, 2017. Her nephew Ziv noted that "she was courageous and wasn't afraid of society's etiquette." She had a soft side, which she shared with close friends, encouraging them to follow their own paths. She doled out sage advice and showed concern even during the times she was busy or ill. She did have a knack for saying things that were audacious. She liked to shake people up for her own entertainment and sanity, which made talking to her really fun. She believed that people should live their lives any way they wanted, and as her sister Tova put it "she was adept at comforting the disturbed and disturbing the comfortable." Born in Los Angeles, she grew up in Santa Barbara where her family moved when she was an infant. After graduating from Santa Barbara High School she moved to San Francisco and eventually Portland, Oregon. A big city girl she thrived in the liberal urban culture these larger cities provided. Wherever she lived, she collected good true friends, co-workers, housemates and other kindred souls who appreciated her self deprecating, sharp and sometimes dark humor. When she graduated from San

Francisco State, she smiled all day and never took off the mortarboard until she went to sleep that night. She had worked full time while carrying a full course load. Nina was great with words and a creative writer, but because she was independent and practical she got her degree in technical writing, which served her well in her jobs in administration in hotel management, business, Rogue Brewing Company and at Oregon Health and Science University, a position she especially loved. She was a glamorous woman who loved clothes and to dress up. She admitted to being a tad tacky and had her collection of tattoos to prove it. She loved her tattoos and her collection of quirky clothes. They reflected her inventiveness, humor and unswerving originality. Although she lived with cancer on and off for 6 years, she did not dwell on it, instead got on with her life, enjoying travel, movies, food, her friends and her kitties. She leaves behind her parents, her sister Tova, her nephew Ziv, and her boon cat companion, Buttermilk, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous devoted friends. Nina was a lifelong reader and lifetime cat lover. Those wishing to remember Nina may make a donation in her name to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles; attention Nettie Frishman Fund (which honors her adored and adoring Grandmother) 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 or donate to your local Humane Society or Cat Rescue agency.

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John W. Shaver May 1950-July 2017

John leaves behind his friends who will miss him greatly. He was not only a gifted artist, but a poet who understood the fragility of life balanced by its precious, but elusive beauty. John was gentle, piercingly intelligent but most of all a kind and caring friend. He is preceded in death by his mother Betty, his sister Karen and his beloved cat, Evinrude. May John’s beautiful soul finally be at peace.

David Thomas Ferreira 09/03/53-06/17/17

Our gentle blues brother left us quietly and suddenly on June 17th, 2017. Children of the San Joaquin, David, his brother Carlos and his sister Glory grew up wading in the creeks of Los Banos when they ran cold, clean and tufted with watercress for our grandmothers to flavor their soups. The creeks died with the advent of the San Luis Dam on August 18, 1962. Our nine-year old brother slipped away from my family as fifteen thousand people clamored for a look at a young President, John F. Kennedy, and Governor Pat Brown, as they gave the signal to detonate the first charges inaugurating the site. David had wound his way through the crowds and managed to squeeze himself onto the podium to shake the President’s hand. The President looked down, noticed him, shook his hand and lifted him up. “Is anyone missing their little boy?” He raised fancy pigeons, and each one had a name. When his sister began breeding German roller canaries for their songs and vivid colors, David visited them often, perching below the aviaries and listening to their complex melodies. Like humpback whales, 22

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each generation added flourishes to their songbook. We’d cover the furniture with drop cloths and set them free, watching them glide, dip and soar through the house in formation behind the Alpha male. Always they returned to their open cages for snacks - dandelion greens, apple slices and fresh English rose petals from the garden. He was a free spirit and a wild soul. He treasured his connection with his family, revered his elders and felt the suffering of strangers. He thumbed his way through the back roads of Arkansas, Tennessee, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico, always finding work to pour himself into. He volunteered at local homeless shelters bathing disabled men and talking with his harmonica to the runaways. David, like his father, had a gift with food. An inspired, self-taught blues harmonica player, he was welcomed into many Santa Cruz bands at the Catalyst. And like his mother, he was a restless, soulful poet. He developed a passion for roses late in life and became adept at pruning. His rescue cat, Tabbers, was his joy, his in-house Yoda. Like his pigeons, David always returned home when his wanderlust abated. Home to him was Santa Barbara, the crucible where he fought his demons with the unfailing support of family and friends. Creativity, music and love were his weapons of choice. He is survived by his brother Carlos of San Francisco and his Santa Barbara sister, Glorianna. He was predeceased by his beloved and loving parents, Henry and Marianna Ferreira of Los Banos, and will be remembered by many wonderful cousins (many of them musicians), aunts, mentors, Stalwart House friends, his sponsors and many satisfied diners. He was happiest wielding his skillets, knives and secret spices for patrons of The 1129, Brophy Brothers, the Montecito Inn, Ryan’s Place and all the truck-stops and smalltown cafés he served during his gypsy days. His omelets and hearty entrees with a Mediterranean flair were mouth-watering and original. David was a gentle and loving man, unassuming and generous. He will be deeply missed and remembered by those who really knew him. He looked up to his brother, a powerful role model and his medical advocate during the UCLA transplant process. He loved the fishing expeditions and dinner/movie nights his brother planned. He shared frequent and meaningful conversations with his sister. He cared about people and confronted bullies with hatred, injustice and cruelty in their hearts. He expressed gratitude and prayed for all the people who lent him a hand. We are profoundly indebted

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to those who helped David; the irreverent and funny Sister Maxine Vogan of Ottsville, PA; Bill, Miss Sarah and Tom Stewmon of the Ole Sawmill Café in Forrest City, AK; Bob Rose, a restaurant entrepeneur who never lost faith in David. Drs. Robert Shaffer and Wanda Matchett of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, AK; in Santa Barbara, Drs. Kristen Corbett, Alois Zahner, Jeffrey S. Sager, Thomas V. Aguirre, Erin Moore and Jared Perrin. Dr. Mohamed El-Kabany and his staff at UCLA’s Pfleger Transplant Institute, and especially to all the selfless, kind nurses and assistants who helped care for and comfort David through his many harrowing surgeries. Special blessings are reserved for his caring neighbors, Drew and Javier, and Dr. Tom Eby of CARES, who helped David jump-start the will to live and begin the long walk back towards life and inner peace. A Santa Barbara Memorial Service with some of his favorite music – Mississippi Delta blues, Dylan, Clapton and Neal Young - is planned for what would have been David’s 64th Birthday in September. A later family service will follow in his birthplace. David’s mantra was “Nothing But Love.” We know he’d be happy if we all made kindness, courtesy and forgiveness a daily practice in our fragile world. “Now cracks a noble heart. Goodnight, Sweet Prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” (Wm. Shakespeare, Hamlet Act 5, Scene 2)

Richard Joseph (Dick) Blair 05/26/29-06/26/17

Dick Blair of Edwards, Colorado and Santa Barbara, California passed peacefully into the arms of God on Monday morning June 26th at 2:30 a.m. He was at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, surrounded by his loving family. Dick was 88 years old and for six years has been battling cancer, congestive heart failure and COPD. He was born in Los Angeles, CA May 26th 1929 to Lillian Trapp Blair and Sam Polow who soon divorced. He attended elementary school and high school in southern California except for his senior year

when he attended New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI). Dick was an outstanding athlete and participated in gymnastics, wrestling and played football. He went on to get his Bachelor of Science degree at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Dick excelled in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and specialized in artillery. With his training from NMMI, as well he was rapidly promoted from Corporal to 1st Lieutenant. He was called into the U.S. Army to serve in the Korean conflict and performed beyond his official rank to serve as battery commander in “Operation Big Switch.” After returning from the war he and his family moved back to Colorado where Dick worked in the insurance business and also became a broker for Payne Webber Jackson and Curtis. He and his first wife Karolynka divorced in the late 1960’s. In 1974 Dick became sole proprietor of Colorado Aero Tech, an aviation mechanics school. He grew that company into one of the largest and most successful aviation tech schools in the U.S. He also acquired the land adjacent to the school. He had his own airplane and truly loved to fly. In 1978 he met the love of his life. Jeannette Arithson. They married in 1980, and also renewed their vows to follow Christ and were happily married until his passing. Dick served as the president of the Colorado Private School Association, and on the board of the National Association of Trade and Technical Schools and was president of the Aviation Technicians Educational Council. In 1981 he sold the school and eventually the land when he retired. Immediately upon retirement he poured himself into Christian philanthropic activities. He served on many boards and committees of churches and of para-church organizations including, Harvest Foundation of Phoenix, that does world wide outreach, Mike Silva International, out of Portland, which practices evangelism primarily in Latin American Countries and Promise Keepers out of Denver and Boulder, to name a few. He founded a matching program for prisoners with friends called Friends in Transition, it is now known as Friends of Youth in Denver, which he continued to support. He has a heart for the poor and downtrodden, here and abroad, and was driven to spread the life-changing message of the Gospel. His witness for Christ continued until the very last day of his life. Dick Blair was preceded in death by his mother Lillian Blair, his brother Bob Blair and wife Pat, his precious daughter Cambia

Blair, his son-in-law John Adkins and many more distant loved ones on both sides of the family. He is survived by his wife Jeannette Blair, his daughters Victoria K. Blair Adkins, Tresi K Houpt (Jefferson) and son Jake Blair AKA Richard J Blair II. Grandchildren Nicole Blair Adkins (Eric), Emelia Blair Adkins (Tomas), Samuel Beyer Blair Houpt (Kenzie), Franklin Claypool Houpt (Kenzie). Great grandchildren Zoe Blair Johnson, Isaac Russell Johnson. Half brother Joel Rosenkranz (Janice) and many more cousins nieces and nephews. Memorial to be held on July 24th 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara 1 North Calle Cesar Chavez Santa Barbara CA 93103 Life Celebration Reception to follow 3:00-7:00 at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity in memory of Dick Blair. Information on memorial service in Colorado to be announced. In his last years Dick wrote his Memoir, “Too Blessed to be Stressed” the Spiritual Journey of Dick Blair. If you would like to read more about the story of his life the book is available on Amazon.

Dylan Corselius Willson 05/27/86-07/14/08

Nine years have passed. How can that be? Though the tears never dry and the heart never heals, I have always felt you so close and for that I am so grateful. I would apprieciate it if you would light a candle on the 14th and see Dylan's love and laughter in the flicker of the flame. Thank you Grace You are the poem. That awesome blend of deepest love and forever promise. You are the poem. Throbbing with the power of words so knowing, so right. You are the poem. Tickling and jabbing, soothing and energizing. You are the poem. Precious, poignant, playing your melody On the strings of my heart.


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ICE SHEET: Peering down on Greenland

from an SAS jet recently, my eyes quickly began to hurt. The brilliant sun reflecting off the massive ice sheet was too much. I had to look away. Then I looked back. All I could see was a huge whiteout. But down below a lot was going on. For one thing, the thick ice cap covering the largest island in the world (if you don’t count the continent of Australia) is melting faster than ever. Beneath the top layers is snow that fell when Washington crossed the Delaware, scientists say. Greenland’s ice sheet is about two miles thick at the center, and if the current melting goes on long enough, Washingtonera snow theoretically could be washing over what’s left of East Beach. As Science magazine headlined it, “In Greenland the Great Melt Is On,” the island warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. But a lot more was going on below me that day than was visible to my eye. No doubt tourists on travel packages were prowling ($2,437 for a three-nighter). A 40-minute hike from downtown Ilulissat (population 4,866 and above the Arctic Circle) takes you to the fastmelting Jakobshavn glacier. Or you could go musk ox spotting. They’re apparently hard to find. It was probably a bit nippy down there. This was midsummer, and the average high

in July is about 50 degrees. In winter it can get down to -7, depending where you are. When they got back to town, they’d be ready for a shot of “Greenlandic”— coffee with a dash of whiskey, Kahlua, and Grand Marnier, topped with whipped cream. At night there are the Northern Lights for entertainment. Meanwhile, there’s trouble in paradise. The Danish government, which runs the island, has been moving people from the traditional Inuit villages to the Danish-speaking towns. Things have gotten tense. Worse, there’s been a wave of suicides by alienated teens. In a New Yorker story, Alastair Gee writes about a painful book by a 27-yearold woman, Niviaq Korneliussen, HOMO sapienne (2014). It’s a best seller there, about 2,000 copies in Greenlandic language and thousands more in Danish in Denmark. It is not for the easily shocked, judging from the review. Greenland, like most of the rest of the world, is split up by political parties. Topic A, “Independence from Denmark,” is in process, but as the cliché goes, moving at glacial speed for some backers. Another issue is development. Everyone there is well aware that with the melt, mineralrich land is being exposed. In global glacier melt, scientific world eyes are on the biggie: the West Antarctic Ice Sheet’s Amundsen Sea sector. A couple of

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years ago, a UC Irvine glaciologist published a paper contending that it had gone into “irreversible retreat.” If he was right, that would mean global sea levels eventually rising by four feet, according to a New Yorker article by Elizabeth Kolbert. Gasped Mother Jones magazine: “This is what a holy shit moment for global warming looks like.” DELIQUESCE: Greenland, as seen from about 38,000 feet, is warming and So what’s the out- melting, revealing mineral riches as the ice goes. look for Santa Barbara? Well, in a recent piece in The Santa Barbara Independent, Talya problem but his cabinet chiefs are doing their Meyers wrote that according to one scenario, best to sabotage efforts among the states to California coastal sea levels will rise by an clean up air pollution and combat warming. estimated 12 inches by the year 2050 and 10 On the other hand, California Governor feet by the year 2100 — assuming that we con- Jerry Brown is showing leadership and plans tinue curbing our carbon emissions. So much to convene a major climate conference backfor East Beach BBQs. According to the story, ing the Paris climate agreement. we’re also affected by melting of the dreaded Some airlines offer voluntary carbon offWest Antarctic Ice Sheet. set programs where you can donate and fly The biggest meltdown, of course, is occur- greener. There are also websites for offset ring in shameful President Trump’s brain voluntary donations. I found one that looked and in his pathetic administration. Trump good and sent in a donation. Think about it not only ignores global warming as a serious when you fly. —Barney Brantingham

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From Revolution to Inspiration: What Sets a Writer Alight

Janet Fitch & Pico Iyer

SUNDAY | JULY 23 | 2:30 PM 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. Parallel Stories is a literary and performing arts series that pairs art and artists with award-winning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim. This series functions as a multidisciplinary lens through which to view the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions.

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Old Spanish Days Why did it take Santa Barbarans of the mid-19th century three days to do their laundry? Find out why and learn other fascinating facts about S.B.’s Rancho Period in a lecture with author and Old Spanish Days’ Fiesta historian Erin Graffy, known for her extensive writings and lectures on Santa Barbara. You will never look at Fiesta the same way again. 7pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy. $5-$15. Call 456-8747. sbmm.org the screening. 7pm. Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St. Free-$5. Call 965-0093.

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7/13: Alison Carpenter Davis Journalist and Stanford alumnus Alison Carpenter Davis will sign copies of her new book, Letters Home from Stanford. A collection of both handwritten and electronic correspondence of generations of Stanford students, some going all the way back to 1861, it chronicles the human experience through the eyes of various students sharing their unique stories. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com

7/13: Knit ’N Needle Knit one, purl two! Bring your own supplies and projects to this gathering for knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and needlepoint enthusiasts that welcomes fiber artists of all skill levels to share their work and ideas in a creative and inspiring environment. 2-3pm. Community Hall, Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd., Montecito. Free. Call 969-5063. sbplibrary.org 7/13: Shake It to the Rhythm: Baby & Me Music Class Calling all parents and grandparents! This new class, led by volunteer instructor Dylan Jacobs, allows you to bond with your babies over fun music. Please bring a pillow and a blanket for the floor. 12:15-1:15pm. Jewish Federation of Greater S.B., 524 Chapala St. Ages 1-4. Free. Call 957-1115.

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7/15: Ayer, Hoy y Mañana: A Celebration of 30 Years Celebrate Yesterday,

7/14: Macramé Plant Hangers Workshop If you’ve ever wanted to learn the addictive art of macramé, or want to add a personal touch to your bedside plant, this workshop is for you! Participants will leave with a completed macramé plant hanger that’s perfect for brightening up any space. Tickets include instruction, materials, and a glass of wine. Preregistration is required; plants are not included. 6-8pm. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $35. Ages 18+. Call 884-0459.

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mentary, find out what motivates people of diverse backgrounds to serve a free meal for 60,000 people each day at the historic Sikh site of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. Producers Teresa and Jasprit Singh (from Santa Barbara) were granted unprecedented access to this historic and holy site to film the details of a community that has been providing free meals, barrier-free, for more than 400 years and will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the screening. 7-9pm. Concord House, Institute of World Culture, 1407 Chapala St. Free. Call 966-3941. worldculture.org

an important client’s feisty daughter, and romance blossoms between the two youngsters as they spend two nights exploring the L.A. food scene. A Q&A with director William Lu, producer Mark Heidelberger, and actor Chris Dinh will follow

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Today and Tomorrow with area legend Linda Vega and her professional company, ¡FLAMENCO! Santa Barbara. With featured guest artists Maria “La Chacha” Bermudez (from Jerez de la Frontera), Timo Nuñez, Manuel Gutierrez, Jose Cortés, Andrés Vadín, Gabriel Osuna, and Gerardo Morales, this show will be an exciting evening of flamenco music and dance. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $35-$50. Call 963-0761. lobero.org

Sunday 7/16 7/16: The Zookeeper’s Wife This 2017 film tells the account of Jan and Antonina Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh and Jessica Chastain) of the Warsaw Zoo when Nazis invade Poland in 1939 and how they begin working with the Resistance and save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto. 3pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $7. Rated PG-13. Call 684-6380.

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7/15: 23rd Annual Mental Health Arts Festival Come support the talents of area artists living with mental-health diagnoses at this showcase of their beautiful artwork, from paintings and drawings to sculptures, jewelry, music, and poetry readings. This festival honors the achievements of artists impacted by mental illness while raising awareness and reducing the surrounding stigmas. 11am-4pm. De la Guerra Plaza, 15 E. De la Guerra St. Free. Call 884-8440 x7237. mentalwellnesscenter.org

7/15: Opening Reception: Spontaneous Chaos The C Gallery’s summer exhibit will feature internationally recognized artist Lisa Gizara. Spontaneous Chaos will display her large black-and-white paintings, described by Gallery Director Connie Rohde as “energetic and liberating.” Joining Gizara is award-winning sculptor Albert McCurdy, sharing his remarkable metal pieces. The exhibit shows through September 13. The C Gallery, 466 Bell St., Los Alamos. Free. Call 344-3807. thecgallery.com

7/15: Opening Reception: Trees of the TriCounties Photographers captured the diverse tree species that call Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties home. First, second, and third place will be announced in both the “Crazy Hair Day” by Ali Stein adult and junior categories at this reception, and all works will be available for purchase. Come see more than 160 entries from a diverse range of tree species in our area and explore their life cycle, the threats they face, and their individuality. This exhibit shows through October 23. 3 pm. Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call 688-1082.

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7/17: Women at Work: 3 Artistic Visions Meet Julie Fish, one of the three accomplished artists of this exhibit, as you look at their use of color, bold composition, texture, pattern, and abstraction in this collection of their paintings. The exhibit shows through July 31. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-7517. gallerylosolivos.com 7/18: Art Salon: Art: A Neuro-Philosophical Reflection Macedoniaborn artist Chris Pavlov will give a talk about the emergence and purpose of art, as well as the differences between artistic and scientific processes. Pavlov’s works and fine art prints are influenced by the human psyche, and he continues to develop artistic techniques that translate the archetypes of the unconscious mind. 6-8pm. Pavlov Art Gallery, 1608 Copenhagen Dr., Ste. C., Solvang. Free. Call 686-1080. pavlovgallery.com 7/18: Art Without Limits: Career Steer with Dug Uyesaka This workshop with artist, educator, and community activist Dug Uyesaka will guide you through the process of turning your own artistic practice into a career, with personalized recommendations for attending artists on how to achieve success. You are welcome to bring samples of your artwork on an iPad, cell phone, or flash drive. 5-7:30pm. $20. 914 Carpinteria St. Call 565-1332. awolsb.org ongoing:

Summer of Art This exhibit shows a variety of works by Artamo’s gallery artists, including a special feature of the works of emerging young artist and photographer Susana Casillas of Mexico, whose captivating painted portraits explore the duality of life and the yin and yang of her soul

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

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tueSday 7/18 7/18: Christine Bell Central Coast author Christine Bell will sign copies of her new novel, Grievance, the story of recently widowed Lily, who on her first wedding anniversary following the death of her husband receives a strange bridal gift and experiences a home invasion. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787.

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29th Annual S.B. French Festival This annual festival will include two days of dance, music, and entertainment on three stages, arts and crafts, and, of course, delicious food and wine. This on-leash-dog-friendly event also features the Canine Cavalcade, a parade of pooches and owners in costume. Proceeds from the annual raffle benefit Center Stage Theater and Speaking of Stories. 11am-7pm. Oak Park, 300 W. Alamar St. Free. Call 963-8198. frenchfestival.com Fundraiser

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7/19: Sip & Swirl Wine, cheese, and beautiful views of S.B.? Yes, please! Enjoy an evening of live music and delicious cheese paired with wines from Larner, Babcock Winery, Jaffurs, Lavender Oak, Melville Winery, and DV8 Cellars, against the backdrop of a summer sunset. 5:30pm. Canary Hotel Rooftop, 31 W. Carrillo St. $35. Ages 21+. Call 963-3636.

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7/14-7/16, 7/18: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Fri.: Area 51. 9:30pm. $8. Sat.: Doublewide Kings. 7:15pm. Free. Sun.: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road performed by The Tribe. 8pm. $15. Tue.: Kate Bennett, Kim Lembo, Gina Villalobos, Natalie D-Napoleon. 7pm. $8. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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7/14: The James Joyce Ulysses Jazz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Call 962-4660. sbjamesjoyce.com 7/14-7/16: Cold Springs Tavern Fri.: Brian Titus Trio. 6-9pm. Sat.: Tom Corbett and Bill Knopf; 1:30-4:30pm. Jumpin’ Blue; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Low Down Dudes; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066.

7/14-7/15: Uptown Lounge Fri.: Mo Betta Blues Band. 7:30-10:30pm. Sat.: Sloane & The Smooth Tones. 8-11pm. 3126 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 845-8800.

7/14-7/15: Maverick Saloon Fri.: The Mark Roberts Band and DJ Totem. Sat.: Dusty Jugz and DJ Totem. 8pm. 3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez. Free. Ages 21+. Call 686-4785. mavericksaloon.org 7/14-7/15: M.Special Brew Co. Fri.: Golden Impalas. 5-8pm. Sat.: Soul Pepper. 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500.

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7/15-7/16, 7/18: Island Brewing Company Sat.: 805 All Starz. 6-9pm. Sun.: Rick Reeves. 3-6pm. Tue.: Cheyenne Methmann. 6-8pm. 5049 6th St., Carpinteria. Free. Call 745-8272. islandbrewingcompany.com

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7/13: Dirty Heads and Soja SoCal alternative reggae group Dirty Heads will make a stop at the S.B. Bowl. With five studio albums under their belt and new EP Dessert released this year, Dirty Heads are known for hits “Lay Me Down,” “Sound of Change,” and “My Sweet Summer.” The group’s progressive, all-around feel-good sound blends electric alternative melodies with soulful reggae. Joining Dirty Heads is Grammy-nominated Soja, an eight-member group from Washington, D.C., that mixes reggae, hip-hop, Latin, and rock. 6pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $39.50-$45. Call 962-7411.

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7/13: Concerts in the Park: The Hollywood Stones Head down to beautiful Chase Palm Park along the waterfront for this S.B. summer tradition, and hear your favorite Rolling Stones hits performed by tribute band The Hollywood Stones. FYI: No alcohol is permitted, and no blanket or chair setup is allowed until noon on the day of the concert. 6-8:30pm. Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call 564-5418.

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7/16: Standing Sun LIVe: Uncle Lucius Made up of some of Austin’s finest musicians, Uncle Lucius will bring you Americana and folk with hints of the ever-evolving gumbo that is New Orleans music. This will be a summer night to remember! 7:30pm. Standing Sun Winery, 92 Second St. Unit D, Buellton. $15-$20. Call 691-9413. standingsunwines.com

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7/18: Mendelssohn & Beethoven Pleasantries and merriment are in store for this chamber concert, presented by the Music Academy of the West as part of their summer Festival Artists Series. The program includes Mendelssohn’s poignant Octet for Strings and Beethoven’s high-spirited Septet in E-flat Major. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $46. Call 963-0761. lobero.org

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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 the end of July. Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu. Free.

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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.

ongoing: Bikes, Boats and Barns This exhibit of creative paintings by Marilyn Benson includes Central Coast scenery, bikes and boats, and all the subjects she loves to paint. The exhibit shows through September 7. Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, 2870 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-7265.

Sleep of Reason This exhibition explores scenes of unease and 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.

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loving, groovy sounds of music from the ’60s. This tour will bring the ’60s to the area, featuring Three Dog Night’s Chuck Negron, The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, The Association, The Box Tops, The Cowsills, and Ron Dante, lead singer for the group The Archies. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3200 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $55-$75. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274.

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ust when you think you know S.B. culture up and down, in comes the sidestepping flair summoned by the Santa Barbara Country Dance Society (SBCDS). Dispose of any mental images of barn-style do-si-do that arise. Almost every week, SBCDS puts on English country and contra dancing classes, a far stretch from the flannel-and-boots kind of country dancing that stereotypes the long tradition of English dance. Replicating the dancing that took place in 17thcentury English ballrooms, SBCDS’s English country takes place in the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara nearly every Tuesday evening. The contra dancing, an American derivation of traditional English country dancing, takes place every Sunday night in the Carrillo Ballroom, accompanied by live bands. “What happened over time is English country dancing came over to the United States and the Yankees jazzed it up a bit, and it became what is known as New England contra dancing,” says English country dance leader Alice Williams. English country dancing is viewed as more tame and civilized than its more swingy, bouncy successor, contra dancing; however, longtime dancer Fred Perner assures, “It looks more proper, but once you start having fun with it, it is as wild as contra dancing.” Both the English country dancing and the contra dances put on by SBCDS in conjunction with the Parks & Recreation Department see regulars get “hooked on the high,” as described by one of the regulars, Miriam Slater, who qualifies: “But it’s a super healthy high that comes from living life very well.”

The Santa Barbara Country Dance Society’s 2016 Winter Dreams English Country Ball in the Carrillo Ballroom

Dancing comes with a whole slew of mental health benefits, and English country dancing is no exception to this. However different from other dance forms, Slater says, “English country dancing is done socially, not solo. It’s more communal and you have to connect and look at each person you’re meeting, so it becomes this very collective Zen moment where everyone opens their heart and you become very connected.” Some connections on the dance floor can get pretty heated — Alice Williams met her husband, Dave Williams, at an English country dance. “One of the things I dream of doing when I’m retired is going all over the country with my wife and going to dances. We’re going to be dance gypsies,” he says. Every year, the Santa Barbara Country Dance Society puts on a ball, for which all the dancers costume themselves with the appropriate period garb of ballroom dresses and suits. English country dance leader Gary Shapiro promises, “If you start now, I’ll probably get you ready for the ball in February.” —Anjalie Tandon

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Melodee Meyer’s Masterful Martial Arts A rea martial arts instructor and author Melodee Meyer has kicked and punched her way to good health and continues to land a positive impact at her Martial Arts Family Fitness center and afar. I asked the celebrated coach what makes the many kinds of martial arts such special disciplines and what health benefits we all could derive from the peaceful warrior’s way.

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The beautiful thing about training in the martial arts is the opportunity to be mindful. Exercising mindfully reduces the possibility of injury. Martial arts works on balance, coordination, technique, and mind-set. And then as you improve, we can add speed and power. How has the martial arts landscape changed for women since you first began practicing? Well, there certainly

are a lot more women in martial arts now than there were 20 years ago. There are more women professional fighters and even more women in action movies like Wonder Woman! I am very proud that we have a martial arts school full of women black belts, which is not all that common.

all to itself. It is neither a sport nor an exercise, and yet it can be both. Even the name “martial arts” can seem like a contradiction. Martial arts is based on traditional fighting systems and usually emphasizes physical skill as well as fitness. What I love about martial arts is KICK, PUNCH, IT’S ALL IN THE MIND: Anything else you’d like to say? It is that there is always something new Melodee Meyer says martial arts benefits important to move every day and to learn or something old to mas- mental and physical health. to do something that challenges ter. It is the ultimate mind/body the body as well as the mind. Most workout that challenges me on every level. It’s an people stick to an activity they did when they were amazing form of self-defense and personal develop- younger, but that is not always possible. It takes ment, which builds confidence and self-esteem. courage to start something new as an adult and to challenge yourself in that way— way beginning with a What are the most common injuries in martial arts, and what white-belt mind, completely open to learn. That’s why can be done to prevent them? Most injuries in martial martial arts is so special: It is a fitness practice that arts come from contact with others in sparring you can do your entire life and always have another situations or from doing techniques incorrectly that level to achieve. —Richie DeMaria torque the back, knees, or hips. This can be avoided by using the correct gear, avoiding contact altogether, Melodee Meyer is the author of Black Belt Power and and learning how to do the techniques properly. Clean Food Diet.

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or many Santa Barbarans, summer is synonymous with one place: Yosemite. The legendary valley has raised countless area families and friends in its ancient glacial cradle, inspiring millions of avid adventurers and casual hikers from here and elsewhere to visit year after year. In 2017, the valley enjoyed renewed exposure as a testament to both the power of Mother Nature and humankind alike when Alex Honnold climbed the 3,000-foot face of El Capitan sans rope. While most of us are likely not quite as ambitious as Honnold, we nonetheless would love to explore the valley sometime this summer, but face permit problems and crowd woes. Thankfully, there’s the Pohono Trail. With not much luck needed, you can secure an advance or walk-up permit for this extraordinarily beautiful hike along the south rim as an overnight backpack or more leisurely multi-night trip. At 13-16 miles long (conflicting reports), it’s also totally doable as a big and strenuous day hike. The Pohono Trail is a thru-hike beginning at either Glacier Point or Tunnel View parking lots; having a car at each end will make things easiest. Beginning at Glacier Point is almost entirely downhill, and for that reason, preferable to most, unless you love ascending several thousand feet in a day. The trail begins with some of the most breathtaking views on the planet and simply doesn’t stop. After leaving behind the bustling Glacier Point viewpoint, you come to your own private peek of Yosemite Falls, just under a mile in, its thundering music playing loudly across the way. What a sound! Not much farther, you come to a Sentinel Dome juncture you absolutely must take. With 360-degree views of the park, views don’t get much better than this. After Taft Point, where slackliners balance dizzyingly thousands of feet above the valley floor, the number of day hikers plummets. The next two and a half miles go quietly through mossy forests, near-silent but for many beautiful birdsongs. It’s hard to believe you’re still in the same crowded national park. On this quiet stretch, you’ll come to your first camping option at Bridalveil Creek Bridge, a peaceful place along the banks of the water that spills into one of Yosemite’s most iconic falls. But it’s Dewey Point, just two miles farther, that’s the real stunner. With a few spacious sites situated at one of the most spectacular views in a park full of them, it’s hard not to feel downright undeserving of such a sleep spot. Watch the sunrise, watch the sunset, and watch the headlamps glinting on El Capitan’s face. It’s a place to feel unparalleled joy and magic, a summer memory you’ll never forget. —Richie DeMaria

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NINE MILES TO GO: Runners at the start of the Semana Nautica 15K include the winners Addi Zerrenner (928), far right, and Sergey Sushchikh, fifth from right in the UCLA shirt.

weekend, Patty Bryant will be doing her own thing, running in Colorado’s Hardrock 100, a high-altitude endurance race that includes more than 33,000 feet of climbing. The Semana Nautica 15K required a mere 1,000 feet of climbing, but the terrain was a challenge for runners used to flat roads.“Somebody told me,‘Usually in a race, I look at my watch all the time. Today I didn’t look once,’ ” Lofthus said. “I’m not a big trail guy,” said Gary Clancy, a 72-year-old runner and SBAA boardmember.“I was really concerned.You have to concentrate to stay away from falling. The volunteers were really helpful.” The SBAA recruited more than 60 volunteers, including the San Marcos High cross-country team, to keep the runners on course. “If it wasn’t for them, I’d still be out there,” Clancy said. He surrendered to the strain of the last slope and walked toward the finish line. “I thought I’d be very happy with a time anywhere around two hours,” he said. He made it in an hour and 44 minutes. Runners who had GPS devices found that the course was perhaps a kilometer short of 15, but nobody was complaining. They will not be breaking any of the records set on the flat course. The race winners were a pair of former Dos Pueblos High standouts. Sergey Sushchikh, 24, took the overall crown in 52 minutes, 32 seconds. He competed in track and crosscountry at UCLA and is an engineer in Camarillo. Addi Zerrenner, 21, was the first woman, 11th overall, in 59:42. A senior at Arizona, she will be vying for Pac-12 honors in cross-country and track. With varying degrees of exhaustion and relief, 152 stalwart runners finished the 15K. Another 123 ran the 5K, and 11 dog owners completed a short race with their pets. The Kiwanis Club treated all the runners to a pancake breakfast in the grove. “We want to bring likeminded folks together to celebrate Independence Day with a strong sense of community,” Lof Lofthus said. The SBAA will donate the proceeds to high school running programs. Vanessa Bestetti, a native of TRAIL BLAZERS: Ian Morgan (952), Joshua McGregor (408), and Jake Ballantine (960) lead the Brazil and resident of Australia, pack on the 5K course.

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gave the event a ringing endorsement. Planning a visit to Las Vegas and L.A., she entered the 15K after finding it on a “running in the U.S.A.” website. She received a prize of a bouquet of marigolds after being the top finisher in her age group, behind Zerrenner. Afterward, Bestetti posted her impressions in a blog (minus some exclamation points): “A day I will never forget. … I had no idea at all it was a trail run in the mountains. … Elings Park was the location for the race, scenic trails with epic views of the Channel Islands. … Had to watch out every step, be focused 100% of time at the same time with the feeling of exploring a new place. … After crossing the finish line there was a breakfast for everyone with delicious pancakes made right there. … The announcer [Lofthus] said I should’ve ran backwards as I come from down under. … What a remarkable race!” n

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ix decades after it was established, the Fourth of July Semana Nautica 15K Race has changed themes: from “Hit the Road, Jack,” to “Hit the Trail, Jack and Jill.” It began in 1955, when there were few people with the mettle to run for 9.3 miles in the heat of a summer day. The first 15K had 13 men finish the course of two loops on roads around the Santa Barbara Airport. Over the years, the course was moved to other routes in Goleta, always on flat, paved roads and paths. The distance was precisely measured, enabling the race to be designated by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) as its National Championship 15K K on three occasions. Veteran racers such as Ventura’s Gary Tuttle smoked the course in a little over 45 minutes. Women ran the 15K for the first time in 1971, and with the boom in recreational running, participation increased to the hundreds. The Santa Barbara Athletic Association (SBAA), a grassroots organization devoted to running, has staged the race since its inception. After last year’s 62nd edition, SBAA boardmembers discussed issues surrounding the race. It was expensive to obtain permits and provide traffic control. Although the latest course was mostly on bike paths, runners had to cross Hollister Avenue to finish at San Marcos High. “At best, it was a break-even event, a labor of love,” said SBAA president John Lofthus. “I didn’t feel comfortable with the risk of open roads, but running on bike paths was not exactly awe-inspiring. It has history, but nothing else about it was memorable.” Committee member Patty Bryant came up with the breakthrough idea: Move the run to the trails at Elings Park in the hills off Las Positas Road. “We decided that if we’re going to change it, let’s change it dramatically,” Lofthus said. Elings Park was already host to a series of 5K trail races, so a 5K option was added to the July 4 event. It took some doing to design a longer route on the 230-acre property. The resulting course was a devilish double-loop around the park. The homestretch was the steep grade from the park headquarters to Godric Grove, which the 15K runners had to climb twice. It would have been a piece of cake for Bryant, an accomplished ultra-marathoner. The woman responsible for the 15K’s new look was scrambling around the Dolomite mountains in Italy last week. It was the annual Summit for Danny, an expedition that supports the Daniel Bryant Youth & Family Treatment Center for adolescent drug abuse. This

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dent while outside the Cleveland Museum of Art. Below is an edited version of our conversation. Where did the name of the band — 10,000 Maniacs — come from? It was a [reference] to Two Thousand Maniacs! [the 1964 splatter film about New Englander travelers who are murdered in the South]. It was a stupid name. I figured it was largely responsible for a lot of people never coming to our music. In Berlin, in the early ’9os, all these punks were coming to the show. [They wondered] Where are those 10,000 Maniacs? Where are the punks? It was kind of embarrassing. What influenced your music? The things that frightened me are the things I thought other people needed to know about: child abuse, literacy, toxic waste, the water supply. There are some people that it appealed to and other people who kind of ridiculed it. They thought rock and roll was supposed to be about stratification.

So what’s next? I don’t know what I’m going to do professionally. I’m really interested in visual art. I’ve always wanted to work with children, especially since working with my own. My daughter is going into high school. I have four more years with her. This wonderful bond we’ve created will never be the same. What does she listen to? She’s obsessed with Hamilton. She also listens to The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men. You continue to be politically active. You protested at Trump Tower on the day of the Inauguration. What did you make of the Women’s March? It was the best antidote to the Inauguration, which was borderline suicide-inducing experience for most of us, most people I know. To go from the extreme of Obama to Trump was schizophrenic. Do you think the resistance movement will last? It has to. —Kelsey Brugger Natalie Merchant will be playing Saturday, July 15, 7:30 p.m., at the S.B. Bowl (1122 N. Milpas St.). Call 962-7411 or see sbbowl.com.

Mental HealtH arts Festival Celebrate the healing power of arts, the diversity of individual mindsets, and the strength of the human spirit at the 23rd Annual Mental Health Arts Festival. A longstanding Santa Barbara tradition hosted by the Mental Wellness Center, the festival showcases the work of artists who live with mental illness in an inclusive and uplifting environment. With everything from fine art to simple arts and crafts on display, plus fun activities like karaoke, the free festival is open to visitors and locals alike. “Each year, the festival gets better,” said Mental Wellness Center CEO Annmarie Cameron. Sales go directly to the artists, but for them, Cameron says, it’s often more about the chance to connect and share their work and personalities with the world. “It’s about the social interaction. The artists tell me

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HigH soCiety For fans of classic Hollywood, it doesn’t get much better than the 1940 comedy The Philadelphia Story. The cast includes Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord, the reckless society dame who has them all in a frenzy. The film was so successful that it spawned not a sequel but instead an MGM film musical version called High Society in 1956. The music was chosen from existing songs by Cole Porter, and the cast this time? Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Grace Kelly. Finally, in 1998, playwright Arthur Kopit took hold of the now-venerable property and steered it onto a Broadway stage in an adaptation that will be running at Santa Barbara City College’s Garvin Theatre from July 12-29. High Society director R. Michael Gros, associate professor of theater at SBCC, has a Katherine in his cast as well, Katherine Bottoms, and she will be playing, singing, and dancing up a storm as Tracy Lord in one of the Theatre Group’s most ambitious productions yet. “One of the risks is that people already have these famous players in their heads,” says Gros, who has deliberately avoided watching the whole film in order to preserve his sense of what the look and feel of the show should be. One of the most exciting aspects of this production is how much dance it will include. Tracy Kofford, SBCC professor of dance, has joined the cast and is working alongside the principals to craft intricate numbers for them and for the ensemble. The cinematic set is by Pat Frank, and Pamela Shaw has created some outstanding period costumes. Santa Barbara newcomer Darren Bluestone brings national experience and a measure of YouTube fame to his leading role, and director Gros sees the show as an opportunity for both the cast and the audience to “exhale and laugh” during a period when “the world around us is beating us up.” For tickets and information, visit theatregroupsbcc.com or call 965-5935. —Charles Donelan

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COMING UP ROSES: John Craigie will play material from his new album No Rain, No Rose at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Tuesday, July 18.

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band played numbers from all of their deep discography, mixing tunes like “Fun” and “My Monster” from their most recent album with classic singles such as “Hanging on the Telephone.” They closed with “Heart of Glass,” the song that started it all. Rewinding an hour into the night, Garbage also blew At the Santa the audience away with its Barbara Bowl, hard-hitting tracks. While Fri., July 7. the band didn’t have quite as much kinetic energy as Blondie, lead singer Shirley Manson’s performance was mesmerizing. Right from the start, Garbage came out swinging, and it wasn’t until their fourth song was finished that the audience got a breather from the Wisconsin band’s brand of heavy punk rock. Just as openingset artist John Doe predicted at the beginning of the night, “Garbage will knock your socks off and then Blondie will kill ya.” — Jordon Thompson

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The muddling between the imagined and the real is perhaps shown best in the story of Simon (Pierre Perrier), another returned, who committed suicide on his wedding day 10 years before the story is set. His exfiancée Adèle (Clotilde Hesme), who has since moved on and prepared to marry the town’s chief of police, is convinced that Simon exists only in her head. Nothing distinguishes his recent return from the haunting visions she experienced in her trauma following his death. In addition to the resurrection of the deceased, a flooded city begins to reemerge after being submerged 35 years prior by a ruptured dam, which left hundreds dead. As the old city slowly resurfaces, all power in the new town is lost, leaving its current residents without electricity and in total darkness. As the show progresses, it becomes more evident that in many cases, the resurrection of the old does not behoove those still alive, but instead induces more pain and suffering than had their original deaths. So perhaps an even bigger question the show poses is whether the past and the present can, in fact, coexist harmoniously. Les revenants takes on particularly interesting significance when looked at through the lens of the contemporary landscape. Can old-world traditions be reintegrated successfully into present-day society? Maybe, more than anything, the show is a lesson on accepting change. Can the past ever smoothly encroach upon our present, or is it best to simply allow the laws of life and death, evolution and progress, take their natural course? Les revenants encourages us to ask these questions, but the answers are up to us to uncover. —Olivia Nemec

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Girls Trip (122 mins., R) The good times roll in this comedy when four lifelong friends (Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Jada Pinkett Smith) hit the Big Easy for the annual Essence Festival, where wild times and romantic adventures ensue. Camino Real (Starts Thu., July 20) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (137 mins., PG-13)

In this film based on French comic series Valérian and Laureline, intergalactic space operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are sent on a mission to Alpha to connect with species from across the galaxy. When a dark and mysterious force threatens to disturb the peace, the two must help to protect the City of a Thousand Planets and the entire universe from evil. Fairview (Starts Thu., July 20) War for the Planet of the Apes (140 mins., PG-13) The story picks up two years after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with the apes and humans engaged in a deadly battle. After the apes incur heavy casualties, Caesar (Andy Serkis) finds himself bending to his primal instincts

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The Big Sick (119 mins., R) This film, based on the true story of writer/actor Kumail Nanjiani’s relationship with his now-wife Emily Gordon (Zoe Kazan), is a romantic comedy about the tensions that arose within their families when Nanjiani, a Pakistani Muslim, and Gordon, a Caucasian American, started dating. Holly Hunter and Ray Romano also star. Camino Real/The Hitchcock (formerly Plaza de Oro)/ Paseo Nuevo

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

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ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): It’s not your birthday, but I feel like you need to get presents. The astrological omens agree with me. In fact, they suggest you should show people this horoscope to motivate them to do the right thing and shower you with practical blessings. And why exactly do you need these rewards? Here’s one reason: Now is a pivotal moment in the development of your own ability to give the unique gifts you have to give. If you receive tangible demonstrations that your contributions are appreciated, you’ll be better able to rise to the next level of your generosity.

(June 21-July 22): “Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson.“All life is an experiment.” I’d love to see you make that your operative strategy in the coming weeks, Cancerian. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, now is a favorable time to overthrow your habits, rebel against your certainties, and cruise through a series of freewheeling escapades that will change your mind in a hundred different ways. Do you love life enough to ask more questions than you’ve ever asked before?

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Thank you for contacting the Center for Epicurean Education. If you need advice on how to help your imagination lose its inhibitions, please press 1. If you’d like guidance on how to run wild in the woods or in the streets without losing your friends or your job, press 2. If you want to learn more about spiritual sex or sensual wisdom, press 3. If you’d like assistance in initiating a rowdy yet focused search for fresh inspiration, press 4. For information about dancing lessons or flying lessons or dancingwhile-flying lessons, press 5. For advice on how to stop making so much sense, press 6.

(Apr. 20-May 20): Other astrologers and fortunetellers may enjoy scaring the hell out of you, but not me. My job is to keep you apprised of the ways that life aims to help you, educate you, and lead you out of your suffering. The truth is, Taurus, that if you look hard enough, there are always seemingly legitimate reasons to be afraid of pretty much everything. But that’s a stupid way to live, especially since there are also always legitimate reasons to be excited about pretty much everything. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to work on retraining yourself to make the latter approach your default tendency. I have rarely seen a better phase than now to replace chronic anxiety with shrewd hope.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The cereus cactus grows in the deserts of the southwestern U.S. Most of the time it’s scraggly and brittle looking. But one night of the year, in June or July, it blooms with a fragrant, trumpet-shaped flower. By dawn the creamy white petals close and start to wither. During that brief celebration, the plant’s main pollinator, the sphinx moth, has to discover the marvelous event and come to gather the cactus flower’s pollen. I suspect this scenario has metaphorical resemblances to a task you could benefit from carrying out in the days ahead. Be alert for a sudden, spectacular, and rare eruption of beauty that you can feed from and propagate.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): At least for the short-range future, benign neglect can be an effective game plan for you. In other words, Gemini, allow inaction to do the job that can’t be accomplished through strenuous action. Stay put. Be patient and cagey and observant. Seek strength in silence and restraint. Let problems heal through the passage of time. Give yourself permission to watch and wait, to reserve judgment and withhold criticism. Why do I suggest this approach? Here’s a secret: Forces that are currently working in the dark and behind the scenes will generate the best possible outcome. Homework: Do you let your imagination indulge in fantasies that are wasteful, damaging, or dumb? Stop it! Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If I had more room here, I

would offer an inspirational PowerPoint presentation designed just for you. In the beginning, I would seize your attention with an evocative image that my marketing department had determined would give you a visceral thrill. (Like maybe a Photoshopped image of you wearing a crown and holding a scepter.) In the next part, I would describe various wonderful and beautiful things about you. Then I’d tactfully describe an aspect of your life that’s underdeveloped and could use some work. I’d say, “I’d love for you to be more strategic in promoting your good ideas. I’d love for you to have a well-crafted master plan that will attract the contacts and resources necessary to lift your dream to the next level.”

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’re entering into the Uncanny Zone, Capricorn. During your brief journey through this alternate reality, the wind and the dew will be your teachers. Animals will provide special favors. You may experience true fantasies, like being able to sense people’s thoughts and hear the sound of leaves converting sunlight into nourishment. It’s possible you’ll feel the moon tugging at the waters of your body and glimpse visions of the best possible future. Will any of this be of practical use? Yes! More than you can imagine. And not in ways you can imagine yet.

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AQUARIUS

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I advise you against snorting cocaine, MDMA, heroin, or bath salts. But if you do, don’t lay out your lines of powder on a kitchen table or a baby’s diaper-changing counter in a public restroom. Places like those are not exactly sparkly clean, and you could end up propelling contaminants close to your brain. Please observe similar care with any other activity that involves altering your consciousness or changing the way you see the world. Do it in a nurturing location that ensures healthy results. P.S. The coming weeks will be a great time to expand your mind if you do it in all-natural ways such as through conversations with interesting people, travel to places that excite your awe, and encounters with provocative teachings.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In late 1811 and early 1812, parts of the mighty Mississippi River flowed backwards several times. Earthquakes were the cause. Now, more than two centuries later, you Sagittarians have a chance — maybe even a mandate — to accomplish a more modest rendition of what nature did way back then. Do you dare to shift the course of a great, flowing, vital force? I think you should at least consider it. In my opinion, that great, flowing, vital force could benefit from an adjustment that you have the wisdom and luck to understand and accomplish.

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This is one of those rare grace periods when you can slip into a smooth groove without worrying that it will degenerate into a repetitive rut. You’ll feel natural and comfortable as you attend to your duties, not blank or numb. You’ll be entertained and educated by exacting details, not bored by them. I conclude, therefore, that this will be an excellent time to lay the gritty foundation for expansive and productive adventures later this year. If you’ve been hoping to get an advantage over your competitors and diminish the negative influences of people who don’t empathize with you, now is the time. (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): “There is a direct correlation between playfulness and intelligence, since the most intelligent animals engage in the greatest amount of playful activities.” So reports the National Geographic. “The reason is simple: Intelligence is the capacity for learning, and to play is to learn.” I suggest you make these thoughts the centerpiece of your life in the coming weeks. You’re in a phase when you have an enhanced capacity to master new tricks. That’s fortunate, because you’re also in a phase when it’s especially crucial for you to learn new tricks. The best way to ensure it all unfolds with maximum grace is to play as much as possible.

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The Position Control Technician for the Fiscal Services Department will review and monitor staffing requests for conformance with budget allocations. Manage and maintain position control system, create and maintain all position control master tables, salary schedules, and work calendars, provide accurate and timely staffing information to site and department administrators, monitor authorized FTE staffing by school site, review and approve requests for new positions, changes in hours, FTE, or budget allocation, collaborate with Payroll and Human Resources staff, analyze staffing data and develop projections for current and future needs and budget development and perform technical operations at fiscal year end. For more details about this job, please apply on‑line at www.edjoin.org or visit our website at www.sbunified. org.

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STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY Serves as a Student Affairs (SA) Division Tier 2 Help Desk Technician under the supervision of the Help Desk manager and guidance of other SIS&T Systems staff. Supports all division users at their locations; installs and configures computer hardware and software. The Tier 2 Help Desk responds to requests that are escalated by Tier 1 Help Desk Field Representatives. Responsible for the analysis of functional requirements, diagnoses of problems, and research and resolution of problem. Reqs: Experience with computer hardware repair, Windows Operating Systems, MS Office in a Network environment. Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. This is a limited appointment working less than 1,000 hours. $25.12‑$26.00/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 7/18/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170302

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STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY Coordinates and provides technical leadership in the creation of architectural plans, development of complex mission‑critical information systems, project management, and mentorship to the software development team. Leads the analysis, design, and development of complex software applications for the core Registration Systems of the Division of Student Affairs. Creates and modernizes applications utilizing ASP.

Net MVC, C#, Web API, and Entity Framework, with an emphasis on implementation of SOLID principals, coding standards, and best practices. Maintains and enhances applications utilizing ASP.Net Web Forms, VB.Net, WCF, ADO.Net, Classic ASP, XML, and Workflow Foundation. Participates in Scrum process and implements Agile best practices. In coordination with the Strategic Architecture & Platform Integration Services unit, researches and proposes new technologies for improving security, development efficiency, performance, and scalability of applications. Documents architecture and design decisions using UML and other modeling techniques. Reqs: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related IS field and at least five (5+) years of progressive experience as a software engineer and developer. Knowledge and 3+ years of experience in an environment with complex distributed heterogeneous information systems development. Expertise and recent experience with design and technical leadership of complex multi‑tier application, database, and web site development, utilizing C#.Net, VB .Net, and SQL Server (including complex SQL statements, stored procedures, performance optimization, indexing, triggers, and normalization). Demonstrated knowledge and experience with object‑oriented design and development concepts and knowledge of software development tools and techniques. Note: Fingerprint background check required. Salary commensurate with experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 8/14/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170311

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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.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital • 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 • Palliative Care • Pediatric Outpatient • Peds • Surgery • Surgery Educator

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.

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legals adminiSTer oF eSTaTe noTicE of pETiTion To adminiSTEr ESTaTE of: guiLLErma cornEjo no: 17pr00220 To all heirs, beneficiaries, c re d i t o r s , contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of 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.

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FBn aBandonmenT S TaT E m E n T 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. 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.

Meet Princess Princess was relinquished by her owners and has been heartbroken ever since. She lived with children and is housebroken.

S TaT E m E n T 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: 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.

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Meet Patrick Patrick is so cute, he tries to get away with stuff. He needs a loving family that won’t be fooled by his shenanigans! :)

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Legals Fictitious Business Name Statement 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: BOOKLOTUS PUBLISHING, TERRI WRIGHT DESIGN, B OO K L O T U S PU B L I S H ING . 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 address) 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: 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: 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB STEM CAMP at 3019 Paseo Del Refugio Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Lauren Rodriguez (same address) Christine Shaefer 5088 Del Monaco Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Lauren Rodriguez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 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: 2017‑000. Published: Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RANCHO RAVELLO, LLC at 4126 Casey Ave Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Rancho Ravello, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Samantha Imperato/Manager This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 06, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001940. Published: Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FEYZI CONSULTING at 15 East Valerio Street Apt 6 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Chakib Feyzi Youcefi (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 10, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0001983. Published: Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ANOTHER BEN JOHNSON at 524 N. Voluntario St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Benjamin James Ocejo Johnson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 10, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001980. Published: Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EVENT STAFF APP at 7392 Elmhurst Place #A Goleta, CA 93117; Christophe Philippe Sautot (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Christophe Sautot 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: 2017‑0001879. Published: Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE LAW OFFICE OF MARJORIE ALLEN REESE at 25 East Anapamu Street, 2nd Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Marjorie Allen Reese 2155 Ortega Hill Road, #31 Summerland, CA 93067 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 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: 2017‑0001966. Published: Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GALLANT ELECTRIC COMPANY at 4374 Modoc Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Timothy Gregory Gallant (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 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 Serena Grossman. FBN Number: 2017‑0001937. Published: Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CALIFORNIA JADE CARVINGS at 1835 San Andres St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ryan Spangler (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ryan Spangler 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: 2017‑0001897. Published: Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROOTS ORGANIC FARM, LLC at 4117 Casey Ave. Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Roots Organic Farm, LLC 4270 W. Oak Trail Rd. Santa Ynez, CA 93460 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0001856. Published: Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MISSION SURVIVAL GEAR at 2120 Oak Park Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Nicholas Galuzevski (same address) Kevin Ott 648 Redwood Drive Shafter, CA 93263 This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Nicholas Galuzevski This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 06, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001948. Published: Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SATELLITE RESTAURANT AND BAR, SATELLITE SANTA BARBARA at 1117 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Satellite Santa Barbara LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Andrew P. Cuddy This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 07, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001972. Published: Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SBSHOPZ at 3090 Foothill Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Alec B Frost (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 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: 2017‑0001936. Published: Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 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

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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 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.

Public Notices Notice: JOse ortiz The State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services, has filed a petition against you seeking to terminate forever your parental rights to the child, Amina serenity Grace Carranza. It appears that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon you because your whereabouts are unknown. You are hereby ordered to serve upon C. Nicholas Fossett, Attorney for the Tennessee Department of Children Services, 1400 College Park Drive, Columbia, Tennessee 38401. (931) 490‑6036, an Answer to the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights filed by the Department of Children Services within thirty (30) days of the last day of publication of this notice, which will be August 3, 2017. If you fail to do so, a default judgement will be taken against you pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann 36‑1‑117 (n) and Rule 55 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure for the relief demanded in the Petition at hearing scheduled to occur on September 29, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. at the Maury County Courthouse, 41 Public Square, Columbia, Tennessee 38401. You may view and obtain a copy of the Petition and any other subsequently filed legal

documents at the Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office, 41 Public Square, Columbia, Tennessee. Entered this 29th day of June 2017. Hon George L. Lovell, Juvenile Judge. Approved for Entry State of Tennessee Separtment of Children’s Services. C. Nicholas Fossett, BPR No.021472 Assistant General Counsel 1400 College Parl Drive, Suite A Columbia, TN 38401 (931) 490‑6036 Published Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017.

Summons 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 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

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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.­g ov/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. 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 CROSS‑COMPLAINT (CITACION JUDICIAL ‑ CONTRADEMANDA) NO T IC E TO CROSS‑DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL CONTRADEMANDADO): GARY LARSON, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., all persons unknown claiming any interest in the property, named as ROES 1 through 100, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY CROSS COMPLAINANT: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL CON T RAD E MANDAN T E ) : DIANA KRISTIN LARSON 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 cross‑complainant. 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), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. 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

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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. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. 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 contrademandante. 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 informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.­ sucorte.ca.gov), 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 en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (wwwlawhelpcalifornia.­ org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.­gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotasy los costos esentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el graveman de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. SHORT NAME OF CASE (from Complaint); Nombre de Caso): Gary Larson v. Diana Kristin Larson, et al. CASE NO: (Numero del Caso): 16CV05711 Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 872.320 (c), the following language shall be included in the publication of the Summons: “The Property which is the subject of this action is located at 2130 Emerson Avenue, Santa Barbara, California.” 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, CALIFORNIA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of the cross‑complainant’s attorney, or cross‑complainant without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del contrademandante, o del contrademandante que no tiene abogado, es): Diana Jessup Lee (Bar No. 155191), (805) 966‑2440 Reicker, Pfau, Pyle & McRoy LLP 1421 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; DATE: May 17, 2017 Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; Terri Chavez; Deputy Clerk Published. Jul 13, 20, 27. Aug 2 2017.

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