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the end of a narrow dirt road. That night, the Whittier Fire burned over the crest of the mountains, quickly scorching some 1,500 acres and threatening front-country residences in westernmost Goleta. But within 48 hours — as winds backed off, temperatures dropped, and a sizable marine layer arrived — containment jumped to 49 percent. Ground crews cut fire breaks through thick chaparral, and aircraft boxed in the blaze, dropping water and retardant. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service—the fire’s lead agency —have yet to confirm or deny early reports that a car fire at Camp Whittier is to blame, offering only,“The cause remains under investigation.” As the fire spilled into Santa Barbara’s front country, officials called for mandatory evacuations along Farren Road andsent out evacuation warnings between Las Varas and Winchester canyons. No homes or outbuildings have been damaged in that area, or anywhere in the front country, stressed incident commander Forest Service Division Chief Mark von Tillow. At a press conference on Monday, July 17, von Tillow said the fire had destroyed 16 residences and 30 outbuildings and damaged others, but all of the structures were located near the area where the fire originated. An accurate headcount of displaced residents is difficult to come by, according to officials, since displaced home-
owners may not have checked in to the Red Cross shelter at San Marcos High School, which also put up evacuated campers. One week after the start of the blaze, on July 16, nearly 60 people stayed the night at San Marcos; the next night, there were 31. The shelter closed on July 19 as containment reached 75 percent. As top firefighting brass from state and federal agencies lined up near an enlarged map of the fire, Monday’s press conference quickly became what insiders are calling a deliberate show of solidarity. Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott— Pimlott a Governor Jerry Brown appointee with 31 million acres under his watch—emphasized that everybody’s in this together, no matter what color uniform they wear. In the last decade, California has “experienced some of the most devastating wild-
After a nearby resident found a body in Las Canovas Canyon just north of the Gaviota hot springs on 7/14, the Sheriff’s Office identified him as Eric “Sunny” Buttler of Ojai, who was last seen in Carpinteria on 6/24. He’d been headed for Lompoc, family members said when they reported him missing on 6/28. He apparently spent the night in Carpinteria, and his vehicle was found outside Santa Maria on 7/4. Public assistance is sought in the investigation; please call the Sheriff’s Office at 683-2724 or 681-4171 anonymously.
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s the Whittier Fire approaches the twoweek mark, the lifting veil of smoke has revealed a clearer picture of the initially erratic wildfire that is now close to full containment. Since sparking to life on Saturday, July 8, at Camp Whittier, just off Highway 154, the blaze has raged and ebbed, fueled in its formative hours by a regional heatwave and then pushed by sundowner winds gusting to 30 miles per hour. Thousands were forced to evacuate from Cachuma Lake and Paradise Road’s campgrounds. The most dramatic rescue was at Circle V Ranch Camp, where firefighting and search-and-rescue crews saved dozens of children and their counselors trapped at
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A 27-year-old inmate in the County Jail tried to hang himself on 7/9. He was transported to the hospital. He had been in custody for one week, booked on charges of possessing a controlled substance, driving under the influence and on a suspended license, possessing marijuana for sale, “and other drug related offenses.” According to the Sheriff’s Office, there were 18 attempted suicides last year, nine in 2015 and 20 in 2014. In the last six years, there were two deaths by suicide in jail — one in 2011 and another in 2016.
HeaVY liFtiNG: A U.S. Forest Service Hot Shot team (above) cut a fire break on July 16 near Bee Rock, off Highway 154. Incident Commander Mark von Tillow (below right) briefed state and federal brass and the public during a press conference. The eastern flank of the fire, where von Tillow is pointing, has since been buttoned up. Also, a Forest Service engine (below left) monitors a flare-up below West Camino Cielo Road, which remains closed to the public.
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The current lack of a food truck ordinance in Goleta makes the businesses automatically verboten in the city — unless a blind eye is turned to enforcement, which is what the City Council plans to do until a new ordinance is put in place. “I have all my permits, and my license from Goleta, too,” said Jesus Martinez, the operator of the Disfruta truck, who was shut down by a zoning violation notice recently. Seriously concerned about supporting his family, he’d gone to Councilmember Roger Aceves for advice and help. “Get back to work,” said Aceves, after the unanimous vote.
Goleta closed the Goleta Butterfly Grove on 7/19, posting signs warning the public that the threat of falling trees has created a safety danger. A combination of drought and hot weather over the past five years increased tree mortality, which, for blue gum eucalyptus, is not much greater than 100 years, the age of some of the largest trees in the groves. Butterfly numbers have declined as Ellwood’s canopy opened, falling from tens of thousands to hundreds this year. More at independent.com.
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fires in its history,” he said, lauding the strong boundaries; we shouldn’t have any boundpartnerships between nearly 1,000 agencies, aries either.” from small-town fire departments to federal Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Eric air-attack crews. “We don’t have the luxury Peterson added that “the cooperative envito worry about boundaries [or] deal with ronment in Santa Barbara County creates any kind of squabbling,” Pimlott said.“There a system” that streamlines rescues like the was never any question that the state was one at Circle V during the fire’s opening day. going to bring to bear whatever resources Also on hand were Forest Service Deputy [were] required by our local [and] federal Regional Forester Jeanne Wade Evans and partners to mitigate former Los Padres the risk here.” National Forest Yet it was well supervisor Bob Baird, known that the direcnow the region’s fire tor of California’s director. Cal OES was other firefighting not represented. agency, which is part With the team of the Governor’s having achieved 62 Office of Emergency percent containment —Randy Moore, Services (Cal OES), by the morning of United States Forest Service July 17 and sealed off Mark Ghilarducci, sent a letter on July 3 all but the fire’s southto U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell, ern boundary, von Tillow said he felt they’d essentially accusing the federal agency of turned the corner. “We got a chokehold on failing to fully refund local fire departments this thing.” Aside from boots on the ground for service rendered on Forest Service fires. and drops from the skies, von Tillow cred“I cannot continue to support the deploy- ited science-based techniques, such as comment of resources to protect federal land puter models that allowed commanders to that may ultimately bankrupt our local gov- punch in temperature, wind, terrain, and ernments,” wrote Ghilarducci. Three days other parameters to a computer-simulated later, Tidwell responded by saying that of Whittier Fire, watch how the blaze reacted, the $18 million in question, $14 million had and then adjust their plan of attack accordalready been processed, another $2 million ingly. He said that such modeling allowed was in the works, and a federal audit had shot-callers to predict last Friday’s run, revealed that the Forest Service may have when containment dropped to 32 percent been overbilled by $4.5 million between and acreage expanded. However, the fire 2008 and 2012.“It was determined the Forest did not overtake additional structures, and Service was overpaying local governments firefighters stayed out of harm’s way. While … and that controls need to be in place to officials have reported some “hydration and ensure [the excess payments] did not occur heat-related issues” and hundreds of cases of poison oak, crews have a safe track record. again,” Tidwell wrote. The Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest As of deadline Wednesday morning the regional forester, Randy Moore—who over- Whittier Fire had consumed 18,395 acres. sees 18 national forests totaling 20 million Officials had yet to announce an expected acres—also spoke, saying that while flying date of full containment, and its cost so far over the Whittier Fire on his way to the press had reached $27.6 million. As Whittier conconference, he could tell by the accuracy of tinues to fizzle out, crews have been sent the fire lines and retardant-painted chapar- home to rest before their next assignment. “It’s still July,” von Tillow said. “We’ve got ral that interagency cooperation was exceptional.“The relationship has been absolutely a long ways to go. We’re not out of the weeds outstanding,” Moore said. “Fires know no on any of this.” n
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eYe to eYe? The governor’s cap-and-trade package got people who normally argue to agree, and vice versa, as with State Assemblymember Monique Limón (left) and State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (right).
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local air-quality-control districts would be preempted by the state from adopting greenhouse-gas controls of their own. She also objected to the large quantity of air pollution “allowances” for oil and utility companies. “The very entities that are causing the greatest problems are getting the biggest breaks,” she said. In Santa Barbara, the air-quality-control district does not regulate greenhouse gases at all, but the county supervisors adopted the lowest threshold for carbon dioxide emissions in the state two years ago. Currently, there are three major onshore oil projects that, combined, would generate 650,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases a year. The county requires mitigations for anything over 1,000 metric tons. The cap-and-trade package is in reality three bills balled into one complex Rubik’s cube. One bill allows polluters to buy and sell pollution offset credits, the proceeds of which will be used to underwrite the vast costs of Governor Brown’s high-speed-rail project. That focuses exclusively on carbon dioxide emissions. Another bill mandates the creation of a greatly augmented airquality-monitoring network throughout the state to track levels of all pollutants and airborne toxins other than carbon dioxide. The deadline for creating this new network is “extremely aggressive,” said Aeron Arlin Genet, director of Santa Barbara’s Air Pollution Control District, and the technology required exceptionally expensive. Just two sensors for certain airborne particulates can cost $300,000 a year, she said. The costs required, she said, will vastly exceed the ability of air-pollution districts to gen-
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by Nick Welsh overnor Jerry Brown pulled off what may be the ultimate trick of his storied political career this week, extending for another 10 years the lifespan of California’s cap-and-trade program by wheeling, dealing, and browbeating into submission both houses and both parties of California’s reluctant Legislature. But when the dust settled on Monday’s historic vote, Santa Barbara’s statehouse representatives — both liberal, progressive, environment-minded Democrats — found themselves on opposite sides. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, now entering her 11th year in office, voted in favor of the governor’s package; Assemblymember Monique Limón, now approaching her seventh month in office, voted against. Both support cap-and-trade as a general approach to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions; both expressed serious misgivings with the bill. “I had to ask myself, is this bill better than nothing at all,” explained Jackson. “And the answer was yes. We can’t let our current plan just expire, which it would in two years if we didn’t do anything.” For Jackson, President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord earlier this year gave Monday’s vote a sense of great global urgency. “The world is watching us,” she said. “What is California going to do? Our leadership on climate change is more important than ever.” Limón likewise stressed the need to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, but she said the compromises needed to garner the two-thirds supermajority were too much for her to abide. Under the new bill, she said,
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Supervisor Steve Lavagnino (pictured) announced on 7/19 that he would run for reelection in the 2018 race to represent the 5th District, covering much of the Santa Maria Valley. Lavagnino, a moderate Republican, was first elected to the board in 2010. During June’s budget hearings, he implored his colleagues to compromise, saying he has “moved to the middle.” He is not known for toeing the Republican Party line. For achievements, he cites approving the north County jail, funding fire services, and hosting the annual benefit Veterans Stand Down. He has $116,000 cash on hand, according to his office, and is currently unopposed. Last January, when cab company Rock Star Taxi discontinued its taxi fleet, the County Jail sus-
new campaign filing reports show Rep. Salud Carbajal raised just shy of $1 million in the first half of 2017. That’s more than both senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, who brought in $724,000 and $927,000, respectively. Carbajal spent just a fraction of that $1 million, bringing his total cash on hand to about $868,000. Republicans, however, are already spending. The national Republican Congressional Committee recently released a string of digital video ads attacking five Democrats — including Carbajal — for voting against a bill to accelerate permits for water storage projects, which passed along mostly party lines. The time to buy a lifetime Senior Pass to our national parks is now — or at least before 8/28, when the price will jump from $10 to $80. The pass grants seniors over the age of 62 with lifetime access to the more than 2,000 sites and parks managed by the national Park Service, including Santa Barbara County’s prized Channel Islands national Park. Following legislation passed by Congress in December 2016, the price hike will pay n for critical maintenance projects.
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erate money. Where will the funds come from? And even assuming the monitoring happens, new air-quality standards, action levels, and enforcement protocols have yet to be hammered out. As a result, a consortium of 35 California air-pollution-control districts—including Santa Barbara’s—officially opposed Brown’s legislative package. Limón echoed many of these same concerns. “I keep asking, where’s the evidence we can do all the things they say we can do?” she stated.“Where are the resources for implementing, monitoring, and enforcing the new legislation?” The split between Jackson and Limón on Brown’s cap-and-trade package mirrors a broader division within California’s environmental community. Groups such as the Sierra Club, Food and Water Watch, and 350.org have blistered Brown for making backroom deals with the oil companies. Other organizations, such as the California League of Conservation Voters, Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, have backed it. So, too, have the Chamber of Commerce, major agricultural organi-
zations, and former Republican governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Brown threw in tax breaks worth up to $350 million for manufacturing industries as well. And at the last minute, he added a special constitutional amendment that requires a two-thirds supermajority vote on how the funds generated by selling pollution credits can be spent. For Jackson — who remembers well the past horrors of such two-thirds requirements in passing budgets — that was an especially hard compromise to swallow.“We didn’t get everything I wanted out of this bill. I, for one, would have liked to put more knee in the oil industry’s back,” she said.“But it’s a really important bill. And we continue to be in the lead.” Limón said she had conversations with the Assembly Speaker and his staff. She went to meetings with Governor Brown and has had conversations with his staff. “There was pressure on all of us. We all want the same thing, but in the end I couldn’t put my name on this bill. It was a matter of policy and principle. It was not easy, but my vote, I n think, reflected the district.”
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CasH riCH: Four years ago, Jeremy Bordegaray, now 33, was involved in a bizarre pursuit in Carpinteria, where he was ultimately shot by Sheriff’s deputies. The county recently paid him $800,000 in a settlement agreement. He is nearly three years into his five-year prison sentence.
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Calderon was determined legally justified because the deputies feared for their lives and others in the vicinity. She declined to release her office’s report declaring the shooting justified. That is not standard protocol when the suspect survives, she said. Scott noted Bordegaray picked up a felony for intent to sell a controlled substance while he was out of custody before the case went to trial. Bordegaray’s criminal record includes multiple felony drug and gun cases in San Luis Obispo. He is originally from Cayucos. In November 2014, Bordegaray was sentenced to five years in prison. He pleaded no contest to charges of possessing methamphetamine, carrying a gun, and stealing a car. Efforts to reach several people with knowledge of the case were unsuccessful. Attorney Pachowicz did not return calls by deadline. Sergeant Calderon declined to comment. Defense attorney Bill Makler, who handled Bordegaray’s criminal case, declined to comment. The deputies had not been involved in any other officer-involved shootings, according to Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover. Per standard protocol, they were placed on administrative leave after the incident, she said.“There were no allegations of wrongdoings,” she said in an email. A year after the incident, Bordegaray was still forced to use a colostomy bag. His current condition is unclear. The civil complaint alleges that when he was in County Jail, his medical needs were neglected for so long that his wounds “became green, pussy, and emitted noxious odors.” The smells were so pungent that a newly hired custody staffer fainted when trying to change his bandages, the civil filing claims. It is relatively rare for a suspect to be prosecuted in criminal court and receive a settlement from the county government and its Sheriff’s Office. It is possible, though, because the standard of proof is different —criminal cases require proof beyond reasonable doubt while civil cases rest on ponderance of evidence. County Counsel Mike Ghizzoni explained, “While a criminal conviction will preclude many forms of civil liability, it does not preclude liability for excessive force.”
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he Environmental Defense Center (EDC) and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper won a key procedural victory in court against the federal government and the oil industry over the adequacy of environmental review ¢to issuing permits for prior offshore oil development utilizing high-pressure fracking or acidifying technologies. Federal Judge Philip Gutierrez rejected arguments by the American Petroleum Institute and the Department of the Interior that the EDC’s legal ¢ were premature challenges and not “ripe.” The EDC had objected to the Department of the Interior’s finding that there was Platform Holly no cumulative adverse environmental impact from issuing 51 fracking permits because, in part, so of the 25 endangered aquatic species found little fracking was going to be allowed. The near the fracking sites. GOLETA The EDC is demanding more detailed EDC5757 cited court Ave declarations submitted by Hollister oil industry representatives that offshore environmental analysis be conducted fracking was vital to their industry. Regard- before fracking permits are issued in the less, the EDC argued, the Department of future. By rejecting the federal government’s the Interior failed to consult with any of the arguments, Judge Gutierrez’s ruling allows federal agencies — as required — about any the EDC to make that case. —Nick Welsh
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thousands of dollars in the process—if one of its lower-level discretionary boards was ready to deny even a single-unit proposal. Cattaneo claimed he wasn’t given due process at the HLC hearing and stated to the council,“As your constituent, I feel betrayed.” HLC member Anthony Grumbine was clear with the council that while vacationrental conversion proposals were a fairly new phenomenon for his board to study and consider, he was confident in its authority and ability to rule properly on their merits. Given the state’s Accessory Dwelling Unit program and the city’s Average Unit-Size Density initiative, Grumbine said, it’s clear there is a concerted effort at all levels of government to eat into California’s housing imbalance. The HLC is part of that effort, he said. Councilmember Jason Dominguez stated there’s been a housing shortage in Santa Barbara since the Chumash were the predominant residents. But now, he said, we’re in a housing crisis with teachers, nurses, and police officers unable to live where they work. That’s why even a single unit matters. Mayor Helene Schneider agreed the conversion process should be clarified. But, she explained, there still will be no guarantee that just because a property owner enters that process they will come out the other end with an approval. “It’s called discretionary for a reason,” she said. The council will hear two more home-to-hotel conversion appeals in the coming weeks.
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anta Barbara prosecutors spent nearly four days making their fraud and embezzlement case against former A-list construction contractor Mark Melchiori and will spend another four doing the same the first week of August. Typically, preliminary hearings are relatively brief affairs with few witnesses called to testify other than criminal investigators stating what they’ve been told. In this case, prosecutors have been putting on the stand the actual witnesses who did the telling, making it a far more detailed and lengthy kind of hearing. Melchiori is accused of ripping off Hollywood filmmaker and Montecito resi- Mark Melchiori dent Robert Zemeckis to the tune of nearly $400,000. In addition, he’s accused of skirting prevailing wage laws and underpaying workers and subcontractors. The total amount he’s charged with “taking” is just over $1 million. If found guilty on all counts, Melchiori could face a maximum sentence, said prosecutor Casey Nelson, of 47 years. The scion of a successful construction company started by his father, Hugo, Melchiori’s name was emblazoned on many of the major construction projects throughout
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the South Coast between 2006 and 2012: UCSB, the courthouse, Transition House, and the county’s Office of Emergency Management. Beginning in 2011, Melchiori and his company became the subject of numerous lawsuits, and last year, the District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges. Preliminary hearings determine whether there’s enough evidence for a case to proceed to trial. Should this get that far, such a trial threatens to be long, grinding, and compli— Nick Welsh cated.
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he number of city residents applying to build granny flats — known officially as “accessory dwelling units,” or more colloquially as “ADUs”— has tripled since May. Chief city planner Renee Brooke reported that 122 ADU applications had been submitted since the first of the year. That’s when the new state law took effect that shielded granny flats from most of the local review and restriction controls that had impeded their development. That number does not include the 20 applications submitted to the county’s Planning and Development department. To date, Brooke stated, eight of the city applications have actually been built. Most of the applications involved garage conversions, but under new state law, homeowners are to be permitted to build ancillary housing units so long as they’re not bigger than 1,200 square feet — enough for two bedrooms with kitchen and bath — and that applicants reside on the property. The applications are adding to the processing pressure on city planning staff, who are scrambling to figure out how to differentiate between larger and smaller units and what building amenities should be required accordingly. City Hall just hired a private consultant to expedite the creation of an AUD ordinance. At the time state law changed, the City of Santa Barbara had no ordinance
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and estimated it would take three to five years to craft one. The city also opposed the granny flats bill, stating it robbed local governments of local control. Even so, the bill was supported by Santa Barbara’s two representatives in the Sacramento statehouse, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and then-assemblymember Das Williams. (Williams was since elected 1st District county supervisor.) It’s likely that any new ordinance the city might try to enact would ban or restrict such development in highfire-risk neighborhoods. The showdown over granny flats is a comparatively minor detail in the escalating battle over the state’s painfully limited housing supply, now achieving newfound urgency in Sacramento. With housing prices soaring, local controls are increasingly under attack. One bill, introduced by Democrat Scott Wiener from San Francisco, would significantly reduce the amount of discretionary review local governments now have over proposed multifamily housing developments. Speaking of the bill, Assembly Bill 35, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider was quoted in the New York Times, objecting: “It’s giving developers a great gift and not giving residents or voters a chance to cast their opinions about what happens in their own neighborhood.” —Nick Welsh
Well Shamers Prevail County Imposes Discretionary Review for All Water-Well Permits by Kelsey Brugger nly in Montecito would one hear the term “well shaming” — the act of publicly accusing a neighbor’s private water well of sucking up the area’s groundwater supply. The Santa Barbara County Supervisors took up this matter on Tuesday, albeit not just for Montecito estates, known for their lush grasslands. In a split vote, they imposed discretionary review for all waterwell permits in areas served by a municipal water district, with an exception for agriculture use. Currently, most water wells are administratively approved. Drilling a well in the costal zone, however, is subject to county planners’ discretion. (During the drought, they denied five permits.) Now, all water-well applications will require such review. What’s more, all new wells must now have meters installed to record the amount of H2O pumped. These meters do not place any restrictions on water extracted. As California’s drought worsened, the number of private water-well applications peaked, particularly in 2014. This increase was true throughout Santa Barbara County, but there was “a spike of activity in the Montecito area,” Environmental Health Services Director Larry Fay said Tuesday. A total of 1,500 water wells currently exist in Montecito, according to County Supervisor Das Williams, who represents the area and has championed the issue. “That’s like having 1,500 more pipes in [Lake] Cachuma without any record of what is coming out of it,” he said. Before the drought, about eight water wells were drilled annually in the 1st District (which includes Carpinteria, Summerland, and the City of Santa Barbara). That’s a 1,000 percent jump, Williams stressed. Though there has been a recent drop-off, he said, “It was bound to go down.” There was no scarcity of opposition. All but one speaker argued discretionary review and meter mandates would be unnecessarily cumbersome and essentially
useless. For instance, who would even check the meters? Why punish all of Santa Barbara County for the irresponsibility of wealthy estate owners? they asked. “Use a gold-plated fly swatter to deal with Montecito,” charged Andy Caldwell, executive director of COLAB (Coalition of Labor, Agriculture, and Business).“Don’t use an atom bomb to deal with the rest of ag.” Many speakers identified themselves as farmers; some live in rural areas and cannot hook up to a water district. And, they added, they certainly cannot afford to truck water to their property (which has been known to happen in Montecito). It is unclear if the ag-land exception will appease farmers. After the meeting, there was some confusion among them about the exact language, such as the definition of a “water district.” Fay said in an email after the meeting that Planning and Development would likely play a larger role but that “there are details to work out.” Conservative supervisors Peter Adam and Steve Lavagnino stuck up for the property owners’ rights. Lavagnino objected to a reference to morals. “I really don’t understand the comment about moral or immoral,” he said.“It comes down to private property.” The only public speaker supportive of the county supervisors’ ultimate action was Kaitlin McNally, a representative of the Air Pollution Control District. Her main concern was about hydrogen sulfide. Last fall, a water-well operator drilled deeper than permitted, resulting in a potentially toxic outburst of hydrogen sulfide, which Fay described as “nasty stuff.” “It can kill you,” he said. But County Supervisor Adam, who stressed he was the only one on the dais ever to have drilled a water well, said such incidents are rare. All county supervisors agreed to require water-well drillers to be equipped with hydrogen sulfide sniffers.
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DON’T ASK: It’s come to this: toe cleavage.
And apparently, it’s a serious issue. While the rest of America is coming to terms with new anatomical designations—and exaltations—like the under butt and the side boob, House Speaker Paul Ryan and the Republican congressional leadership are still grappling with bare shoulders, sleeveless tops, and of course, the creeping scourge of toe cleavage. For those who’ve never been, Washington, D.C., in the summertime is infamous for its 98 degree heat and 99 percent humidity. Body parts seek exposure there as part of the human body’s attempt to maintain temperature equilibrium. It goes without saying that this only became an issue when female body parts got involved. Perhaps in a more well-ordered universe, women would come equipped with no such distracting parts. Or at the very least, they would stay out of Congress. In recent weeks, we have learned, at least two wellknown female reporters have been barred from the Speaker’s Lobby —presided over by the aforementioned Ryan — because of excessive shoulder exposure. The Speaker’s Lobby is where any self-respecting reporter goes to get fed the crumbs and tidbits that pass as news, so such banishment is consequential. Ryan is insisting upon appropriate and professional attire. Apparently shoes that expose the ravines separating women’s pedal digits are too provocative. Ryan—famous for
supporting any bill that would deny 22 million Americans health care — is currently hard at work “modernizing” the dress code required inside the halls of Congress. Even Arizona Republican Rep. Martha McSally felt compelled to take to the floor of Congress to declare herself appropriately and professionally attired in “a sleeveless dress and opentoed shoes.”
comes to crafting a repeal-and-replace bill for the Affordable Care Act. For those of us who still believe in cause and effect, gravity, friction, and, above all, the role of rational self-interest, the implosion of repeal-and-replace was reassuring in the extreme. Four Republicans publicly defected, declining to drink the Kool-Aid that would have poisoned the vast majority of us. Not
… at least two well-known female reporters have been barred from the Speaker’s Lobby — presided over by [Paul] Ryan — because of excessive shoulder exposure. We have two things to be grateful for. The first is that Ryan and Vice President Mike Pence — who is famous for refusing to eat or libate in the company of women not his wife — have not gotten around to creating the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, as now exists in Saudi Arabia. That sanctified group just briefly impounded a young Saudi woman who was seen in a video walking down the street wearing a miniskirt. The second thing is that Ryan—along with the entire Republican leadership — has failed utterly when it
only would 22 million lose their insurance, but the greater impact would have been far worse. The latest Republican “reform” would have let the air out of the tires on which Medicare has been rolling for nearly 50 years. In Santa Barbara County, by way of illustration, that’s what covers one out of every three residents. In the meantime, my Plan B is coffee. Drink more. Turns out people who drink two to four cups a day have an 18 percent lower death risk, particularly of digestive and liver diseases. They also tend to kill themselves less. This is according to a study by the National
Cancer Institute and USC that tracked
185,000 people in the United States for about 20 years. That, combined with another study of half a million people in 10 European countries, suggests coffee consumption compares favorably with the impacts of the Affordable Care Act. For example, another study compared three states that expanded Medicaid with nearby states that didn’t. It found a 6.1 percent reduction in the relative risk of death among adults in states with expanded Medicaid. The biggest reductions, not surprisingly, were among the poorest. By adding 500,000 to the Medicaid rolls, 2,840 lives a year got saved. You do the math; I can’t. I just know that’s a lot of coffee. Of course, the Republican Plan B is simply repeal, with no replace. If you can’t drive the car, crash it into the nearest K-rail on the freeway. The good news here is that three Republican senators — who just happen to be women — announced they would not support the repeal-only option, even with their distracting body parts. That’s one vote more than what’s needed to kill repeal. I’m not clear why health care is a gender issue. But apparently it is. Big thanks to senators Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Susan Collins of Maine. Thanks to them, people with preexisting conditions are still covered. I wonder what kind of shoes they wear. — Nick Welsh
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Frank G. La Barge, AIA 1933-2017
Frank was born in Pond Creek, Oklahoma, on December 6th, 1933. His family moved to California in 1936, driven West by the Dust Bowl. His parents, Bill and Pearl La Barge, ran the S & K Market on State Street for many years. Frank and his brother Bill worked in the market on the weekend. Frank also shined shoes on the corner of State and Carrillo streets. It was at Wilson Elementary School where he met his mentor and lifelong friend, Frank (Van) Van Schaick. He then attended La Cumbre Jr. High and SBHS (’51). Through these years he formed many lifelong friendships. Many outdoor adventures such as Van’s Camp Conestoga and trips to the Sierras instilled in him a love of nature which he retained throughout his life. Frank participated in many sports such as racquetball, running and walking. After Santa Barbara High School, he graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1955 with a B.A. in Architectural Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 until 1957. Frank worked for Carl L. Maston, AIA, in Los Angeles for 6 years and then for Thomas Wells, AIA, in Honolulu for three years. He joined Kruger, Bensen, Ziemer in 1967 and was made a partner in 1984. He retired in 2004. Frank was a skilled craftsman, working in wood and tile in his home. He met and married Mary Louise Allen in Honolulu in 1967 and the couple then moved to Santa Barbara where they settled and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Frank is survived by his wife Mary Lou, son Luke Joseph and wife Hiroko Nancy, grandson Andre Makoto, daughter Molly de Lille, sister Mary Lenora, brother William Lee and wife Lois, and several nieces and nephews. Frank was a devoted husband and father, a good friend and a man of integrity. He was dearly loved and will be sorely missed. Frank designed many buildings here in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Hawaii including: 18
the Lloyd T. Bush residence in Montecito, the County Bank (now Charles Schwab), the Santa Barbara County Social Services Center, Raytheon Building #9, the John S. Wright and Sons building, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Clyde P. Fisher Science Hall, and Long Beach City College Science Building. A memorial service will be held at the Catholic Church of the Beatitudes at 2101 State Street on July 22nd at 1 pm with a reception following in the church hall. His family would like to express their appreciation for the thoughtful and compassionate care given to Frank at Villa Alamar. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Santa Barbara.
Connie Linden 1944-2017
Connie Linden, age 73, passed away peacefully in her home in Santa Barbara, California and joined the Lord in Heaven on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Born in 1944 and raised in Los Angeles, California, Connie was the daughter of George and Ida Beckwith. She leaves behind her brother, George Beckwith. Connie is survived by her daughter, Christina Stoney and husband Greg Stoney; her daughter, Kimberly Blankenhorn and husband Chip Blankenhorn; her son Thomas Linden; and her six grandchildren, Monica Stoney, Matt Stoney, Ben Blankenhorn, Grace Blankenhorn, Lily Blankenhorn and Allister Linden. Connie attended Dorsey High School, received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Southern California, and was an elementary school teacher before becoming a homemaker and mother when her children were born. She was a devout Christian and loved going to church and attending Bible studies and prayer groups. Connie lived for over 30 years in the community of Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach, California where she raised her children and made many lifelong friendships. Connie will be forever remembered for her steadfast faith in
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God and her dedication to her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother and devoted friend to many. Connie’s Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m. and will be held at the home of her daughter, Kim Blankenhorn. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Connie Linden’s name to Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara, 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez #21, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, (805) 730-1400. For questions related to Connie’s Celebration of Life, please contact Christina Stoney firstname.lastname@example.org (805) 746-1741 or Kim Blankenhorn email@example.com (805) 689-1972. Arrangements made by McDermott Crockett Mortuary
Nino Campobello 07/20/98-04/20/17
Our beloved Nino Campobello left the Earth on his journey home on April 20, 2017. Born in The Netherlands on July 20, 1998, Nino's spirit is that of a Shining Star that will continue to light up the world. He was a Force of Nature who passionately lived a life of extremes, facing and overcoming many difficulties and experiencing great joys along his life's journey.. working his way to a final place of Love for God. Nino faced the shadows to bring his Light to the world through his love, friendship and his music. Nino touched and continues to touch deeply the lives of so many people and made many friends around the world. At just 18 years and 9 months, Nino left behind a legacy of songs in both English and Dutch (with Spanish and other languages thrown in) that carry his life story in raw and real way few artists dare, especially at such a young age. These songs will carry his voice and message to help and encourage others. So brave, so strong, so gifted, so loving. We are so grateful for the 2 years we were gifted during which Nino lived with us in Santa Barbara, CA, from February 2015 to December 2016.
Nino was a brilliant, beautiful young man, shredding rapper, Native Warrior (Huichol and Mayo/Yaqui), goofball comedian, poetic multi-lingual lyricist, natural performer, true homie and friend, wonderful son, loving brother, nephew, grandson and cousin.. no words can touch our love for him. Nino attended San Marcos High School, and he loved children and helping those in need. Nino's family here below are his father Emiliano Campobello, mother Ellis Verhoeven, sister Laura Campobello, brother Gabriel Campobello, grandma Celina Andrade, aunt Jennifer Campbell, cousins Celene and Anthony Garcia, uncle and aunt David and Ali Andrade, greataunt and uncle Suzanne and John Vollaire, great-uncle Juan Castillo, great-uncle Ron Andrade, and the Verhoeven family. Nino also has many he considered family in The Netherlands including the Koopman family, Linda Wagner, Nando and family, Jay and family, and Bobby. Thank you all for the role you played in Nino's life. Nino, you are always in our hearts.. we love you forever. Until we meet again.. Rest in Peace mijo, xoxo Nino Campobello 07/20/1998 ~ 04/20/2017 Info on Nino, memorial fund and ceremonies: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy Maren Smith Lindwall 12/02/23-07/01/17
Lucy Maren Smith Lindwall, 93, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, with her family by her side. Lucy was born in Santa Barbara on December 2, 1923, to Winifred Williehmena (Watts) Smith and Eric Carl Christian Smith. Her parents immigrated to the United States, her mother from England and her father from Denmark. She had a dear older brother, Eric George Albert Smith (Uncle Buddy) who was nine years her senior. Lucy attended Roosevelt Elementary School, La Cumbre Jr. High,and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1941,
where she met her high school sweetheart and future husband, Paul "Sugar" Lindwall. They eloped to Las Vegas and married on May 23, 1942. Lucy and Paul were married 69 years before Paul passed away in 2011. They had two daughters, Carol Anne (Punki) in 1944, and Diane Patricia (Diney), who was born in 1946, 6 weeks early and before the home they built in Samarkand was finished. They lived in that home all their married life. Dad's family business was Lindwall Boat Works. He built and repaired wooden boats; sailboats, fishing boats and beautiful offshore cruisers, as well as the Vaquero II, which was built to transport cattle to and from Santa Rosa Island. It was the largest wooden boat ever built in Santa Barbara. Lucy's role in the business was as the Secretary, Bookkeeper, Banker and "Social Director." Even after they retired, Mom and Dad could be seen walking hand in hand at the breakwater most days. Lucy is survived by: daughters and their husbands, Carol and Harry Bowie and Diane and Richard (Dick) Powell; grandchildren Steven Powell, Joyce Bowie Brisby and Janice Bowie (Gary Lynd) all of Santa Barbara; great grandchildren Chelsey Gonzales Gold (Todd Gold) in Texas, Leah Brisby in New York City, and Hannah Brisby in Portland, Oregon; and great-great grandson, Sonny Wyatt Gold. The family would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Rick Olds and his wonderful caregivers at Helping Hands Group whose day to day loving attention to our mom will always be fondly remembered. Thank you also to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care for their support and tender end of life care. Donations in Lucy's memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, 512 E. Gutierrez Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. A celebration of Lucy's life is planned for later this summer.
Ralph Lowe 1951 - 2017
Teacher, Writer, World Citizen Ralph Lowe, who contributed to this paper for all too short a time, died on June 10, 2017. His life took him — and wife Georgene Lowe — around the world into war zones and refugee camps, some of which he recalled in memoirs written a couple of years ago in San Miguel de Allende. Some appear here; all can be read at independent.com/inmem.
the little gold bar and so paid off the landlord and got us to the airport. … Two days later they blew up the Marine barracks by the airport. Our window to the street bowed under the blast. You couldn’t hear anything. The smoke was spectacular. It was the worst assault on America until 9/11. Reagan began filling the bay with every sort of fantastic death machine. There were flyovers and flybys. There was celebratory bombing in the Bekaa, unrest in the Palestinian camps where the Israelis (Begin and the Jets) had so recently slaughtered hundreds. All night there
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and brought me tea and questions about books and poems, Hollywood and Manhattan. It was their dream to go where they didn’t need bodyguards and where one of their classmates, at least, didn’t die each week. Taking roll was heart stopping. In faculty meetings the names of the dead teachers were read at the beginning of each session. Almost every class e are down here in Steve and Brenda’s palafound us all under a desk, the classroom walls reverberating cio with its paradise (Arabic, it turns out, for and the cordite creeping. They wanted back into the lesson “walled garden”) waiting out DNA testing, immediately and seamlessly. There was no need to comment genome positioning, trying to find the high on the mayhem; it was like rain in Seattle. ground from which to fire upon, or at least snipe … [Then] the Battle for West Beirut began. at the shadow army that seems intent on killing. I didn’t leave the apartment for many days. It is a patient, intent militia, impervious so far to Georgene was at the hospital. The shells never nuance or shock and awe. The greater field of batstopped flying and falling. They were coming off tle, my body, remains deeply scarred and traumathe USS New Jersey in the harbor, shells the “size tized by fire both friendly hostile — inexplicably of Volkswagens” and other shells were just being nasty, malicious, and without conscience, guidlobbed into our neighborhood. Next to classance, ideology, or history. This is not a bus running room was where they parked the school buses over me on Broadway but rather me killing me. We that rode, heavily armed, to and from the suburbs have been to the mountaintop (the Mayo Clinic), every school day. There was a direct hit by some danced to Doctor Gupta in Santa Barbara with his infernal death device, and 30 buses exploded and macabre tune, and it all comes down to the same burned. It was two blocks away, and I couldn’t end and that is, barring a miracle of DNA identifihear it as my own neighborhood was cacophonic cation, I’ll be dead within the year. … with disaster and random astonishing noise. I I was born, the son of a surgeon and a singuspent a day and a night rolled up in a mattress lar woman who bore four of us boys, and then like a hot dog in a bun in the soothing darkness grew up in the fragrant humidor that was Orange of my bathtub. County, California. The county was well named. My students came and found me. There was There were millions of orange trees bearing heavy a car hanging from the balcony off the fourth fruit and blossoms. There were no freeways. My floor; the path to the apartment was rubble and dad, along with his brother-in-law, Uncle Sid, built a tricky climb. The barber shop next door was, one of the first of two or three motels across the simply, gone. The electrical system of Ras Beirut street from what would become Disneyland and was a pasta of severed wires sputtering in pools the epicenter of the decay of paradise. We watched left by a storm that must have stormed. … We them build a phony mountain and then lived it filled a backpack, I had my copy of the Collected its shadow. I was in high school before I realized Works of William Shakespeare, and we headed that we had been witness to an all-out assault on to the embassy past where my school had been beauty by the armies of greed. last week. We spent three days in the basement I published an underground newspaper, The of the Mayflower Hotel — the 30 or so AmeriArmadillo — named after Steve’s stuffed one that cans that were left. Missionaries, spies, teachhe has kept as a talisman all these long years — then ers, and journalists huddled in the dark, raiding later betrayed myself and the rest of the editorial the wine cellar and existing on forays into the crew by blabbing out my part in order to impress hotel kitchen. All the networks came in by helia girl who would never have even deigned to look copter, interviewed us, and, incredibly, set out to at me until I was the desperado of the moment, leave. They weren’t taking us with them. I started the conscience of a generation and even cool. I a chant, “Vampires, Vampires, Vampires.” They was part of the vanguard of what we all wanted: slunk away with their cameras and fuzzy microchange, disruption, new possibilities, and the withphones to safety somewhere while we waited for ering away of a past that was oppressive, withthe fire and the end. out imagination or music. The administration at … [On] the corniche beneath the redoubt of Sunny Hills High School saw us not as visionaries the French Embassy … [m]y tea boy revealed but as pretentious, adenoidal troublemakers who himself to be of the Mujagadeen, and he showed had gone well beyond the pale and there should us where to hide from the sniper fire coming stay. That is how I came to Dunn. … out of the bushes while we were milling about on what was left of the great promenade. When e packed up in Egypt and flew to Portugal the helicopters came, we boarded, and I watched to wait for school to open in Beirut. This ALEXANDRIA: Our Wine on Ice correspondent Ralph Lowe (top) was in Egypt with his wife, as one of my students was shot in the neck secwas before faxes and emails and, in the case of Georgene, in 1983. Often a teacher, he wrote: “Once the indisputable first city of the Western onds before ladder’s end. The amazing ships flew Lebanon, actual phone service. I communicated World, Alexandria was rotting from the inside out. The sea air played hell with the paint and the us onto the wee deck of the USS Montauk, a marble and the concrete.” Their rooms were close to a “long walk beside the sea that ended in the with the [International College of West Beirut] ruins of the Great Library of Alexandria, the burning of which was the single greatest catastrophe destroyer with a banner that read, WELCOME via a teletype machine and every day received the of Antiquity and, one could argue, Western Civilization itself.” TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. same news: The airport was closed; the city is not Dinner would be served. The movie for the night safe, stay where you are, keep in contact. We moved was Poltergeist. We stood on the deck, said goodout of Lisbon to the fishing town of Cascais and rented an was gunfire. The news was like a wicked weather report with bye to Beirut, and then watched it burn. apartment across the street from a laundry. We ate snails and forecasts of “incoming in Ras Beirut, shelling along the border, We sailed for Cyprus and had too many adventures to tell swam and, even in that cheap country, began to go broke. The small arms exchanges in Sabra and Chatilla.”We were rattled, here. I sat at the end of the dock of the bay with Dr. Jeremy College could not wire money. We had already bought plane afraid, and curious. … Sykes, the director of the Upper Faculty, and we discussed my tickets from Lisbon to Cairo to Beirut. The last thing my father My students were of the elite of Lebanon. They were rich, future. I was broke, out of a job, and owned a few clothes and a gave me was a Krugerrand and, when the College telexed the beautiful, impeccably dressed, and hungry to learn about the big book. He said, “Have you thought about Harvard?” Mine go-ahead, I went into the subway station in Lisbon and sold world beyond the Levant. They called me Oostez or Maestro was a hearty laugh, but then all that began. n
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bout a year Ago, Fulton Leroy Washington was preparing to teach his weekly art class to fellow inmates at Lompoc prison when a guard called him to his office. He panicked. His first thought was that one of his eight children had died. “A whole bunch of people were standing in suits and avoiding looking at me,” the 63-year-old recalled. “Tell me what it is,” he told them. “Don’t give me the long story.” The short version was that President Barack Obama had commuted his life sentence. Twenty-one years ago, Washington was pulled over by police while driving with illegal chemicals —according to court records, enough to make more than 100 grams of PCP, the hallucinogenic drug also known as angel dust. He maintained his innocence (as he does to this day) and decided to take the case to trial. Washington described the details of what happened that day in Compton as “complicated.” His version of the story is that he was doing construction work at an equestrian center when he borrowed a truck from a man who was wanted by the police for manufacturing drugs. Undercover cops were following the vehicle. Washington said he didn’t know there were illegal substances in the back. A jury ultimately found him guilty, and because of prior convictions for PCP possession, Washington was sentenced to life in prison. At the time of his sentencing, according to court transcripts posted online, the judge lamented, “… [T]hese aren’t the type of defendants, in my opinion, that the mandatory minimums and all that are addressed to, but that, unfortunately I guess, is not for me to decide. … [T]he statutes are such and the guidelines are such that it is required that there be a life imprisonment imposed.” Washington spent 10 years in Missouri and Colorado federal prisons before he was transferred to the Lompoc facility in 2007. It was definitely not an upgrade. He thought the Colorado prison was like “Jetsons Space Age” compared to the musty old Lompoc prison, where the broken windows made it
so cold, he said,“you would swear we were smoking cigarettes” when you exhaled. Yet, even now, Washington says he does not wish he had accepted a plea deal, which would have meant a lighter punishment. “I’m not going to waste time with regret,” he said. “My life has still been full.”
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Washington, or “Mr. Wash,” as he’s known, is a tall, stout man of color. He has a buzz cut and a long, graying goatee. He doesn’t look like a man who spent a third of his life in federal prison. He can be effortlessly poetic, like a wise, older man who plays a mean chess game but usually lets his grandchildren win. He’s pensive and regularly allows himself to pause before speaking. The conversations we exchanged over seven months, he said,“allow my mind to go in a place it hasn’t been in a long time.” The first thing he did when he was released from prison was go to Albertsons in Lompoc. Walking through the aisles, he found the market overwhelming. “There were too many colors,” he said. Cherries were all he wanted. They were “real juicy and real sweet,” he thought as he spit the pits out.“I hadn’t had a cherry in over 20-something years,” he said. It was the beginning of “a new life” — “a different life.”
Washington may have been born an artist, but he did not realize it until he became a prisoner. He had occasionally sketched with colored pencils, but after a fellow inmate left behind his paints when he was released, Mr. Wash thought he would try to paint. He had never even held a brush before, but he become totally immersed, or, as fellow Lompoc prisoner Weldon Angelos put it,“lost in the art.” “I watched him paint a lot,” Angelos said. Then a twentysomething white man from Salt Lake City, Angelos had a brief career in the music business working with Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg until he was sentenced to 55 years in prison. On several occasions, Angelos, who was accused of having a gun in his possession, had sold $1,000 worth of marijuana to a guy who turned out to be an undercover detective. (Angelos’s sentence has also now been commuted. Judge Paul Cassell, who sentenced Angelos and is now retired, simi-
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larly lamented that his hands were tied. In an open letter to President Barack Obama, he explained how the sentence was “unjust.” The 55-year sentence, he wrote, is “far in excess of the sentence imposed for such serious crimes as aircraft hijacking, second-degree murder, espionage, kidnapping, aggravated assault, and rape.”) When it came to painting, Angelos said the prison guards were more “lax” with Washington. After all, he was known for being the best artist in the compound. “They respected him,” he said.“He carried himself well and didn’t try to be hard.”
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Obama commuted Washington’s life sentence on May 5, 2016 — the same day he reduced the sentences of 57 other prisoners serving time for nonviolent drug offenses throughout the United States. Obama sought to reverse the mass incarceration of low-level drug offenders in the 1980s and 1990s. In his eight years in office, he commuted the sentences of about 1,700 prisoners. Presidential candidate Donald Trump lambasted this fact on the campaign trail, sarcastically telling Americans to “sleep tight.” Now, President Trump appears poised to bring back the tough-on-crime attitudes of the 1980s. In May, Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, issued a twopage memo revoking Obama-era policies that limited the lengths of prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. Sessions’s action, explained clemency attorney James Felman, takes us back to when drug dealers got life in prison for selling $20 worth of crack cocaine. Felman, who worked on Washington’s case, is the cofounder of Clemency Project 2014, a collaborative organization of thousands of attorneys who reviewed 35,000 requests for clemency. In total, the lawyers represented nearly 900 of all prisoners whose sentences were commuted by President Obama. Sessions’s orders, Felman said, “could be Clemency Project 2024 in the making.” Sessions has directed prosecutors to charge what are known as “mandatory minimums.” This mandate, said Laurie Levenson, Loyola Marymount law professor and former federal prosecutor, can leave judges “unduly” forced to hand down harsh sentences. “I think Obama was on the right track, and frankly most prosecutors thought he was on the right track,” she said. “At some level, we should trust our judges and prosecutors.”
It’s hard to say what impact Sessions’s memo will have. But four — or eight — years is certainly enough time “to sweep up a lot of people,” Levenson said. “When you talk about impact, I talk about individuals. I think if the public knew their stories, then they would rather have their money used in another manner.”
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Washington grew up in Glendale, California, where his family moved from Louisiana when he was one year old. At 11 years old, he was living in Watts during the 1965 riots. The National Guard staging area, he recalled, was outside his front door. “I was afraid,” he said. But his mother taught him to see the fear in the eyes of authorities, or in his words, the people you trust for protection.“Everything is about perspective,” he said. As a kid, Washington fixed broken toys that his mother brought home from her job at the Mattel toy factory. He gave away plastic boats and tractors to the other kids living in the projects.“As a child, I was just a builder,” he said. By 17, he opened Leroy’s Handyman. “I felt like I could fix anything,” he said.
I first heard Washington’s story last fall, shortly after he had been released from prison. County supervisor Peter Adam and the county’s Office of Arts & Culture planned to jointly host an event for him at the Lompoc Veterans’ Memorial Building. Washington had donated several pieces to the vets’ building. The first piece, “Yellow Dupatta” “Home Soil,” paid tribute to local soldiers who had died in the Iraq War. Since I cover county government, an observer wrote to tell me about the reception to honor Washington’s work. I immediately found the upcoming event odd. President Obama, after all, commuted his sentence. Why was Adam, a staunch Republican, hosting an event to celebrate the work of a president he opposed? The obvious answer: Mr. Wash’s art is stunning. I also came to learn that Washington’s story and the raw emotion his art conveys defy politics.“I’m here to paint history,” Washington said,“as it stands today.” The mother of one of the deceased soldiers featured in the painting showed up to the reception. She wanted to thank him and get her photo taken with him. But Washington was whisked away before she
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Washington stopped by the Santa Barbara Independent offices last November just days after Donald Trump unexpectedly won the presidential election. He came to talk about art. But since Americans had just elected a man who pledged to obliterate everything Obama sought to accomplish, it seemed impossible to ask him about anything else. “First off, I was shocked,” Washington said. “I didn’t expect Donald Trump to win. But I’m not surprised that he won, because I was facing a similar situation. Donald Trump was not a politician—that was not his calling. I was not an artist—that was not my calling. And in a turn of events, he became the president of the United States, the greatest established nation on the planet. And I became an artist and a free man who had been living in a cell without a door. I ended up with the same result he did—against all odds.”
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One day in the year 2001, Washington was painting when he heard country singer Tim McGraw’s song “Grown Men Don’t Cry” on the radio. The song is about McGraw feeling sad after he sees a poor single woman in the grocery store with a little boy wrapped around her legs.“At that moment I thought about my wife who had six of mine—I got eight all together—and that she was “S-Loc” there with those children for those years I’m locked up. And there’s no man to help her. And when I thought about what she was going through, I started to cry uncontrollably,” he said. “But I had to hide. Because I was in a room like this one and everyone was painting. So I had to put my easel up and get behind it and stay there and try not to make a sound … I couldn’t stop. So I decided to paint what I felt.” He began drawing teardrops. Inside the oversized tears were scenes depicting sentimental moments. “I painted a picture of me and my wife in the visiting room. We were holding hands and talking, and she’s telling me that she can’t go on any further, that she needs to have her own life. “And then I painted the next tear. I had a picture of [my youngest daughter] with her big cowboy hat on. She was 3 years old. She was waving bye-bye to another kid, but I took that and incorporated it into the picture as if she was waving bye-bye to daddy.” These pieces influenced the other inmates, Washington said, because “everyone felt the pain I was going through.” He became somewhat of a father figure. “They’d come and tell me their problems, their situations, the things that really hurt them deep inside,” he said. “And I would take that and transform them into paintings and paint them into the tears that
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tence —painting this guy, a black man. I heard all kinds of slurs. Every time I painted him, something happened to one of the pictures. It’d get destroyed.” Asked if he thought the guards did it, he said he did not know. Years ago, his supporters launched the website HelpUsHelpWash.Org to spread his story through art. In 2014, Washington created a large mural, “Emancipation Proclamation”, which his supporters described as a “visual story of the ongoing presidential clemency process that we are hoping and praying will lead to the commutation of Mr. Wash’s federal life without parole sentence.” The painting features President Obama, Washington (in a jumpsuit and shackles), and several other U.S. officials and attorneys sitting around a large conference table in the Oval Office. (He eventually sent it to clemency attorney Felman, who is based in Florida, and the piece is hanging in his office.) “I faced all the ridicule, but in the end I came home,” he said. “So when it happened, I kind of laughed. It’s like Houdini. We grow up in the era where Houdini was like the greatest magician with this impossible feat. Well, I believe in impossible feats.” “We don’t know what the experience of life is going to be,” he reflected. “It just is what it is.” When he was transported back to Los Angeles for a short stay in a halfway house for released prisoners, he was shocked by how tall the trees had grown. “I remember when the city came in and planted these n trees,” he said. paul wellman
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007: Bond, James Bond Free Summer Cinema: Goldfinger Follow our favorite secret agent, 007 (Sean Connery), as he comes face-to-face with one of the world’s most notorious villains, Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe), who is out to obliterate the world’s economy in this quintessential 1964 James Bond film. As Shirley Bassey sings, “It’s the kiss of death from Mister Goldfinger …” 8:30pm. Sunken Gardens, S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Rated PG. Call 893-3535
7/20: Talk: Professor Harry Reese Learn about the making of RE, RE an innovative artwork—part book, part sculpture—that is a collaboration between artist Kiki Smith and the I.V.-based book press Edition Reese. 5:30pm. Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB. Free. Call 893-2951.
7/21: Alex Siegel A part of the Funk Zone Art Walk, Alex Siegel’s new exhibit of surreal photography will open with wine from Skyenna Wines. The exhibit shows through September 21. 5-8pm. Seahorse Gallery, 12 Helena Ave. Free. Call 698-3420. tinyurl.com/AlexSiegel
pink! 2 and 7pm. S.B. High School Theatre, 700 E. Anapamu St. $12-$25. Call 965-0880.
out of your summer Thursday to create a different project each week. 2-3pm. S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages 5-12. Call 962-7653. sbplibrary.org
7/20: Summer Mixer 2017 Join the S.B. Human Resources Association (SBHRA) for an evening of networking, food and drink, a silent auction, and two guided tours of what lies behind the walls of the Old Mission, including gardens replicated from the 1800s and a visit to the parish church. All proceeds will benefit the SBHRA. 5-7:30pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. $20-$45. Call 259-3033.
Friday 7/21 7/21-7/23: Lend Me a Tenor (The Musical) Don’t miss your last chance to see this crazy tale based on the Tony-nominated play by Ken Ludwig, about mistaken identities and unexpected romance that will explode with delight in a brand-new musical comedy by Peter Sham and PCPA’s Brad Carroll. The story follows what happens when the 1934 Cleveland Grand Opera Company’s world-famous tenor ends up ill and panic ensues as a menacing soprano, a tenor-struck ingénue, a jealous wife, and the Cleveland Police get involved. 8pm. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang. $25.75-$51.50. Ages 5+. Call 9228313. pcpa.org
Saturday 7/22 7/22-7/23: Stage Left Productions: Legally Blonde: The Musical last time you went to the zoo? Yes, but as you were sipping on area-made wine and munching on hors d’oeuvres? We didn’t think so. Take in the sunset view, feed a giraffe, or ride the train at one of the most scenic happy hours in town. 5-7pm. S.B.
Omigod, you guys! Stage Left Productions is putting on Legally Blonde: The Musical! With a cast of 60 young performers from the area, this musical follows the story of Elle Woods, a SoCal sorority sister turned Ivy League law student who’s on a mission to win back her boyfriend, learning along the way how important it is to be true to yourself and that everyone looks good in
7/21: Exhibit Opening: At Home Paintings
Sunday 7/23 “Free or All” by Anne Ward
by artists in this show depict scenes of daily lives, including gardens, lush botanicals, abstract florals, untamed nature, houses, and our mountains. The exhibit shows through August 20. 1-5pm. Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St. Free. Call 962-5588.
7/21: Opening Reception: Bridging Fine Art with Book Arts & Literature This show brings together UCSB faculty and alumni of the College of Creative Studies who create altered book forms that inspire the imagination and influence new understandings of the meaning of the book as text and as art. The exhibit shows through September 10. 5-8pm. The Arts Fund Gallery, 205-C Santa Barbara St. Free. Call 965-7321. artsfundsb.org
7/21: Asian American Film Series: My Life in China This story of migration follows filmmaker Kenneth Eng and his father, who retrace the precarious steps the latter took to find a better life while exploring what it means to be both Chinese and American. A Q&A with director Kenneth Eng will follow the screening. 7pm. Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St. Free-$5. Not rated. Call 965-0093. sbthp.org/aafs
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the artistry and craftsmanship of 100 of the best woodie wagons from the western U.S., including models from Chrysler, Mercury, Ford, and Oldsmobile. Bring a picnic as you enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean, enter a raffle, and participate in a silent auction with proceeds benefiting a variety of area charities. 9am-3pm. SBCC, 100 Loma Alta Dr. Free. Call 341-6644.
designs and hard-edge style, Geoff Pocock uses a system of freehand, multilayered forms to convey movement in his new solo show. Join him for appetizers, wine, and entertainment. The exhibit shows through September 10. 5-9pm. GraySpace Gallery, 219 Gray Ave. Free. Call 886-0552.
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7/23: Centennial Lecture: History Alive! Jody Thomas Is Librarian Frances Linn Current Programming and Civic Engagement Librarian Jody Thomas, dressed in costume and speaking in the first person, will portray Frances Linn, head librarian at the S.B. Public Library from 1906 to 1941. Hear “Frances” talk about how she took the library from one room to a countywide community resource. The UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of S.B. County will also be reprising the annual Shakespeare Flower Festival that Linn began. 3-4pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 962-7653.
7/22: takepart | makeart: Cacti Swaps Learn about varieties of cacti and plants native to S.B. as you choose your cactus and decorate a container for it, or swap one species for another to start your own garden, with artists in residence April Bojorquez and Matt Garcia of desertArtLAB. 10am-noon. San Andrés Hardware Parking Lot, 635 W. Micheltorena St. Free. Call 963-5373.
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2017 Picnic in the Park
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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7/23: Fiesta in the Grove Enjoy tapas and dinner while watching a show of renowned singers, musicians, and dancers presented by Zermeño Dance Academy, with all proceeds benefiting the Live Music Program, which gives kids the opportunity to work and perform with renowned flamenco artists. 4:30-7pm. Godric Grove, Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. $25-$35 (cash bar only).
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7/23: BranchOut: The Great Mammoth Hunt If you missed last week’s Mammoth Hunt, try again at this event modeled after the popular “escape room” movement. Your family mission is to solve mysteries and unlock clues in a race against the clock. In 40 minutes, you must test your problem-solving skills in the hallowed halls of history as you make the greatest archaeological discovery of all time while rivals are hot on your trail. Preregistration is required. 10am-5pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. $12-$18 (use promo
ancestors’ ancient quest and encounters demigods, monsters, and impossible odds. 2-3:30pm. Island Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Rated PG. Call 5645603. sbplibrary.org
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7/22: Fun Glue Gunning on Picture Frames Workshop Reusable bits and bobs and a glue gun will be supplied for you to produce a one-of-akind frame. 10am. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. Children ages 6 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. $8. Call 884-0459 x13.
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7/26: smART Talk: Sandra Torres Meet this Ojai-based architect turned ceramicist in a discussion of her poetic collection of porcelain work and the inspiration behind it, hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art S.B. 6-7:30pm. SBCAST, Ste. E, 513 Garden St. Free. Call 966-5373.
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.
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ONGOING: Sleep of Reason This exhibit explores scenes of unease and uncanny in photographs, inspired by British artist Yinka Shonibare’s grand photograph “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Asia).” The exhibit shows through October 22. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free-$10. Call 963-4364. sbma.net
ONGOING: A Walk on the Beach This exhibit of original oil paintings and fine-art prints by Karen Fedderson explores the gentle “Freedom” by Karen Fedderson beauty of California’s coastal landscape with expert brushwork and rich colors. The exhibit shows through August 25. Divine Inspiration Gallery, 1528 State St. Free. Call 962-6444.
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7/26: 007: Bond, James Bond Free Summer Cinema: You Only Live Twice James Bond (Sean Connery) and the Japanese secret-service ninja force uncover a sinister global conspiracy and must stop the culprit of a series of space hijackings before nuclear war breaks out in this epic film in which supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld is most often seen petting his Persian cat. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free. Rated PG. Call 893-3535.
7/26: nautical nights Create love letters to the sea, and see the 30-minute documentary The Smog of the Sea, which chronicles a one-week journey through the Sargasso Sea to assess the fate of plastics in the world’s oceans. Marine biologist and educator Holly Lohuis of Ocean Futures Society will give a brief visual presentation of her more than two decades of underwater experiences. Drinks from M.Special, S.B. Winery, and Real McCoy Rum and light snacks are included. 5:30-8:30pm. S.B. Mari-
7/26: Tomorrow The Luke Theatre and the Community Environmental Council will present a screening of this new environmental documentary that offers optimistic, constructive, and creative solutions to climate-change issues in agriculture, economics, energy, and education. 7pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $7-$10. Call 963-0761.
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7/21: DJ Darla Bea Get ready for an evening of cocktails from a no-host bar and dancing to hand-selected tunes from DJ Darla Bea, the Best Event DJ in town according to the The Independent Independent’s 2016 Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll. 7-10pm. Ty Lounge, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore S.B., 1260 Channel Dr. Free. Ages 21+. Call 969-2261.
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7/20: Concerts in the Park: Crooked Eye Tommy Head down along the waterfront for this S.B. summer tradition, and hear Ventura County–based blues musician Crooked Eye Tommy. Please note that no alcohol is permitted, and there is no blanket or chair setup until noon on the day of the concert. 6-8:30pm. Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call 564-5418. tinyurl.com/crookedeyetommy
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7/22: Rockin’ Our Roots Concert in the Vines Sip on delicious estate wines, and dance to the music of lively bands The Soul Cats, performing music of the ’60s and ’70s, and the rockabilly group Crown City Bombers. Bring a picnic, or grab a snack from a food truck. Tickets include a winery glass and two generous pours of wine. 2-6pm. Buttonwood Farm Winery, 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang. $40-$45. Call 688-3030. buttonwoodwinery.com
7/22: Jeremy Denk Chamber Music Concert Renowned pianist and Music Academy of the West faculty artist Jeremy Denk will join academy fellows for an evening of delightful chamber ensemble music. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Free-$55. Call 963-0761. lobero.org
in renditions of Strauss’s Serenade in E-flat Major for Wind Instruments and Brahms’s famous String Sextet No. 2 in G Major at this installment of the Music Academy of the West’s Festival Artists Series. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Free-$46. Call 963-0761. lobero.org
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an afternoon of chamber music from fellows of the Music Academy of the West as part of its Community Chamber Concert Series. 1pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5641.
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greatest finger-style guitar players, Tommy Emmanuel will play a concert benefiting the S.B. Acoustic Instrument Celebration. There will be a giveaway of his signed, re-created custom Larrivée C-10 guitar and a Larrivee ukulele. 8-10pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $35-$45. Call 884-4087.
7/25: Friends & Family Gospel Concert Enjoy a summer evening with a rousing gospel performance by Mama Pat’s Inner Light Gospel Choir. 7:30pm. First Congregational Church, 2101 State St. Donations accepted. Call 729-1159. 7/26: Goodland Concert Series: Hollis Brown American rock band Hollis Brown has been described as a kind of Southern-tinged New York garage band, spearheading the modern rock-and-roll movement with music timeless in spirit. Doors: 7 pm. The Goodland, 5650 Calle Real, Goleta. Free. Call 564-7866. tinyurl.com/GoodlandHollisBrown
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7/20, 7/23: Dargan’s irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair. 6:308:30pm. Sat.: Thunder Rose. 10pm-12:30am. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com
7/20-7/21: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. Thu.: Flamenco Nights on the Patio. 6-8pm. Fri.: One Two Tree. 6-8pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com
7/20-7/26: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Thu.: Rob Malanca. Fri.: Blues Bob. Sat.: Peter Boyes. Sun.: David Vignoe. Mon.: Joey. Tue.: Jim Rankin. Wed.: David Vignoe. 5:30-8:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200.
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7/21-7/23, 7/26: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Fri.: Banda Night. 9:30pm. Free. 21+. Sat.: Summertime Saturdays; 4-7pm; free. Pacific Haze, Glitter Fish, Slothy; 9pm; $5-$10; ages 21+. Sun.: The Idiomatiques. 7:30pm. $15. Wed.: Nate Birkey Quintet. 8pm. $10. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
7/21-7/23: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Sean Wiggins. 6-9pm. Sat.: Fort Taylor, CA, 1:30-4:30pm; Dusty Jugz, 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:15-4pm; Hot Roux, 4:30-7:30pm. 995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066.
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7/21-7/22: M.Special Brewing Co. Fri.: Conner Cherland. Sat.: Bamblume. 7-9pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com
7/21: Carr Winery Warehouse Brian Titus Trio. 5-7pm. 3563 Numancia St., Ste. 101, Santa Ynez. Free. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com
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7/22: Figueroa Mtn. Brewing Co. (Buellton) Whesli. 6:30-9:30pm. 45 Industrial Wy., Ste. F, Buellton. Free. Call 694-2255. figmtnbrew.com
7/22-7/23: Figueroa Mtn. Brewing Co. (S.B.) Sat.: Three 4 All. 7-10pm. Sun.: Brian Titus Trio. 3-6pm. 137 Anacapa St., Unit F. Free. Call 694-2252. figmtnbrew.com
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7/22: The James Joyce Ulysses Jazz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Call 962-4660. sbjamesjoyce.com
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f there’s a code that could solve many of the world’s biggest problems, girls like Cleo Hutchinson, 10, may be able to crack it. Seen at the Coding Together Computer Science Summer Program for Girls, she’s making a computer project about women’s rights. “My mom’s kind of a feminist,” she said. “I wanted to show her what I can do.” For two weeks in July, 25 female participants going into grades 5-11 took the GIRL POWER: Cleo Hutchinson works on a presentation about women’s rights. STEM-intensive summer course hosted by representatives of UC Santa Barbara’s computer science program and Dos Pueblos High a world of coding to girls who had, for the most part, School’s Engineering Academy. Sisters Michelle Qin never tried it before. Chloe Crutchfield, 10, found it an “inspiration.” (11th grader at DPHS) and Sophia Qin (freshman at UC Berkeley) led the program alongside UCSB com- With the words of female-education activist Malala puter science professor Diba Mirza and volunteers Yousafzai on her shirt and Hidden Figures as a recent from the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy. The camp movie, she saw a world of opportunities ahead. program helps “break the negative cycle” of the lack of “It’s very important to get girls who code,” she told me. diversity in computer science, Mirza said, opening up “That’s what this is all about.” —Richie DeMaria
ALMA MATER: Gilbert Ramirez stands in front of SBHS, where he was scheduled to graduate in 1945.
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his year the Santa Barbara High School (SBHS) graduating class was a little bigger than usual. Walking down the hill from SBHS’s campus to the ceremony at Peabody Stadium, the 2017 high-school seniors were accompanied by five World War II vets, one of whom was Santa Barbara native Gilbert Ramirez. Scheduled to graduate with the class of 1945, Ramirez left his junior year of high school behind to join the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. Wanting to follow in his brother Danny’s footsteps, Ramirez joined the forces during the decline of World War II, serving his time in the Marshall Islands with the Navy, fueling ships that frequented the Pacific Ocean. “I felt that it was my duty to join,” said Ramirez, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday at the James Joyce in Santa Barbara. “I don’t know why, but I don’t feel 90. I feel younger than that,” says Ramirez.“Even though I’m 90 years old, if they wanted me, I would go back into the service.”
Ramirez joined the forces at a time when he needed his mother’s signature in order to go to war because he was underage. His deployment overseas came to a close at the age of 19. Upon returning to Santa Barbara, Ramirez spoke of the excitement in seeing his family and friends again. It was June 8 of this year that he, along with four other veterans, returned to his old high school to receive his honorary diploma. “We were recognized,” said Ramirez.“It was beautiful. Everyone was taking our pictures and shaking our hands. We felt like celebrities.” Few now leave high school education to join U.S. military service, and Ramirez, remembering a time where he once said, “I just wanted to go out into the action,” says that he now heavily values the importance of education. Still, he remarks, “I think it’s good to spend some time in the service. Our world is changing a lot, and we have to protect our country.” —Anjalie Tandon
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ome 5,580 miles across the Pacific Ocean from our little beachside town sits Japan’s Ago Bay, home to the ama, or the “women of the sea.” Also known as the mermaids of Japan, ama are deepsea free divers, famous for collecting everything from pearls to seaweed and for their profound bond with their natural environment. Ama provided the inspiration for Antoinette Marquez’s store Ama SeaBeauty, which she recently opened on Santa Barbara’s State Street. Like these Japanese divers, Marquez plunges beneath the waves in search of nutrient-rich seaweed and other marine ingredients, which she then uses to create the assortment of all-natural beauty potions offered as part of her thalassotherapy skin treatment (thalassotherapy being any cosmetic and health treatment that uses seawater). Marquez’s thalassotherapy treatment is designed to keep the skin looking youthful and radiant by optimizing cellular function and maintaining skin tissues, she said. Marquez explained that over time, skin loses layers of cells, its collagen corrodes, and its elastin loses its structure. These three factors ultimately make skin more sensi- Antoinette Marquez (left) and Bonnie Kish tive to UV radiation and more susceptible to damage and speed up the appearance of aging. The cure, for Marquez, is found in the ocean. “The makeup of the ocean is identical to our blood serum,” Marquez said, “so the health benefits of getting into the ocean are incredible. If we would all go in the water more frequently, we would be healthier.” Indeed, naturopathic physicians, alternative-medicine practitioners, and skincare experts have all recognized the benefits of algae extracts, seaweeds, sea salts, and other marine ingredients in treating an array of bodily ailments and skin conditions. Researchers have found that with the essential nutrients and the right biological conditions, we can cultivate our body’s self-repair capabilities and achieve a reversal or slowdown of aging. Replete with vital nutrients, when applied to the skin, sea extracts create the ideal regenerative environment for accelerating the recovery of damaged or aged skin. Beyond its deep-sea beauty secrets, the store itself replicates an ocean paradise. Submerging you in waves of turquoises and coral whites, you, too, can feel like a mermaid when you enter Ama SeaBeauty, discovering jars upon jars of nature’s best skin serums nested among beds of sea shells. A long table sits in the center of the store, inviting visitors to explore the wonders of thalassotherapy together. Marquez’s all-natural skin treatments grew out of her bigger mission of sustainable living. Environmental consciousness inspired her and her husband to purchase 25 acres of land in the Pacific Ocean with the hopes of reforesting the kelp beds that are so essential to maintaining a thriving ecosystem. “Our skin is our relationship to the environment,” Marquez said. For her, the kindness with which we treat our skin should be equally extended to our planet — the environment that nourishes and heals us and allows all life to thrive. —Olivia Nemec paul wellman
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NBC titles won by a single team. They prevailed even though the Kansas Stars, a team of former major leaguers, made a muchballyhooed debut in the tournament. The Stars did not make it to the championship game, in which the Foresters defeated Kansas’s Hays Larks, 6-2. The Stars will be returning to Wichita’s Lawrence-Dumont Stadium this summer with a formidable lineup boosted by 40-year-old catcher David Ross, one of the Chicago Cubs’ heroes of the 2016 World Series. Their roster also is expected to include Roy Halladay, Joe Nathan, Roy Oswalt, Jake Peavy, Ben Sheets, Kenny Rogers, Chipper Jones, Adam LaRoche, and Dan Uggla. There could be an epic showdown between the Stars and the HOT STREAK: During their recent 11-game winning streak, the Santa Barbara Foresters benefited defending champion Foresters on from a leaping catch by center fielder Austin Todd (above) and a home run by Hank LoForte (below) Monday, July 31. It is tentatively under a blazing sunset on Saturday. scheduled to be televised on ESPNU. “That’s crazy,” was Pintard’s first reaction to the prospective matchup. Two highly cancer ward at Cottage Hospital. The latter effort was part seeded teams would not usually be pitted against each other of the club’s ongoing Hugs for Cubs program, founded by in the early stages of the tournament. But Pintard polled his Eric Pintard, Bill’s son who died of brain cancer. players, and they all wanted to take up the challenge.“I told Noah Scott, the 2017 Foresters Hugs for Cubs Kid, died the NBC that if the game is on TV, we’ll do it,” Pintard said. two weeks ago. His younger brother, Zach Scott, 12, threw Although the retired major leaguers would be more out the first pitch at Pershing Park on Saturday. n vulnerable after playing several more days in the Wichita heat, Pintard is hoping the Foresters will out-hustle the Stars, forcing them to play “small ball” when they’d rather crush opponents with their mature power. Another difference between the two teams: “They’ve made their money, and we have to raise money,” Pintard said. The Foresters are making their annual appeal to sponsors and fans to help them finance their trip to Wichita. They’ll have their hats out at Pershing Park this weekend. Fans will get their last chance this weekend to see some The speedy infielder from West players who may end up making appearances in the big Virginia raised his batting averleagues, as have 37 former Foresters. Among their young age to .300 by going 7-for-15 prospects are slick center fielder Austin Todd of Texas and last week. He regularly plays Evan Lee, an Arkansas left-hander with a 0.45 ERA on the shortstop, but last Thursday he made his debut at first base mound and a 0.371 batting average. and made a spectacular catch The Foresters were heavily involved in community outleaning into the dugout of the reach last week, instructing more than 100 youths in a pair visiting Pacific Union Financial of United Way clinics and visiting patients in the pediatric Capitalists.
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he Santa Barbara Foresters were on the verge of breaking open their game last Thursday night when Jimmy Galusky tried to steal home. “’Sters!” came the shout from the dugout to warn batter Ryan Cash that his teammate would be running from third on the pitch. Galusky got a good jump and dove headfirst into the plate under the catcher’s tag, but the umpire’s call was “Out.” A foolish gamble? Not by a long shot. The Foresters were excited rather than demoralized by the daring move. With two outs, they scored three more runs in the bottom of that fourth inning to take a 7-0 lead over the Pacific Union Financial Capitalists. They eventually defeated the visitors from Palo Alto, 8-2. “I’ve never done it before,” Galusky said of his attempt to score by larceny. He described himself as “a hard-nosed player; I like to get dirty.” More than any other team he’s played for, the Foresters give the West Virginia infielder the incentive to be bold. “It’s opened my eyes to how baseball can be played,” he said. “We were never this aggressive in college,” said Cash, the leadoff hitter from Oklahoma State. “It’s a different kind of approach. We can be free.” The freewheeling Foresters won all four games at Pershing Park last weekend against a pair of Bay Area teams — the Capitalists and the San Francisco Seals — to extend their winning streak to 11 games since their last defeat on July 4. Even after getting off to a rocky start against the Seals on Sunday — trailing 6-2 in the fifth inning — they came back and won, 7-6. Manager Bill Pintard has juggled his lineups to keep the college players fresh, and each game has produced a new set of difference-makers. “We’re resilient,” Pintard said. “Whether it’s by a lot of runs or one run, we find ways to win.” They also find ways to put on a show. Pintard heatedly disputed a call at first base in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game against the Seals, and the umpire tossed him out. Santa Barbara trailed 1-0 at the time but ended up bashing the visitors, 11-1. Hank LoForte, a 56 fireplug from Cal State Fullerton, struck the final blow with a two-run homer. “It’s all in the legs,” LoForte said. The Foresters are playing seven games in eight days — including four at Pershing Park this weekend — to wrap up their California Collegiate League campaign. Then they will set their sights on Wichita, Kansas, site of the 83rd annual National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series. Last year, the Foresters brought home their sixth national championship trophy from Wichita, tying them for the most
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esters’ last home stand of the summer begins with a battle of California Collegiate League division leaders. The Riptide (20-9 through last weekend) is the South Division’s top team. Orange County slugger David Miranda was the MVP of the California Collegiate League All-Star Game. Santa Barbara (21-8) is on its way to its 20th championship in the Central Division. After Thursday’s showdown, the Foresters have to deal with a pair of pesky division rivals: the Conejo Oaks, their opponent Friday evening, and the San Luis Obispo Blues, who close out the homestand Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. 6pm. Pershing Park, 100 Castillo St. $3-$6. Visit sbforesters.org.
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The Santa Barbara Ritecare Language center has been dedicated to providing underserved children with speech-language evaluations and interventions in order to improve communication skills since 1984. All of our services are provided at no cost to families. Our center employs two full-time Speech-Language Pathologists who provide therapy to approximately 100 children per year. The positive impacts of the intervention services provided at RiteCare Language Center are lifelong, not only to the child and family, but to the community at large.
PROGRAMS We operate year-round and provide four core programs, along with community outreach programs, targeting children with speech, language and literacy delays.
BRAIN LAB: This is a language and literacy intervention program that runs year-round for 2nd-6th grade students who are struggling with reading and reading comprehension skills.
INDIVIDuAL THERAPY: This program is the primary focus of our center and is for children aged 3-5. Children receive intensive, individual speech and language therapy weekly during the school year.
SuPER BRAINS: This program is for children in kindergarten-2nd grade targeting social skills that encourage success in relationships at school, home and in the community.
cAMP cHIT cHAT: This summer-camp-style program provides speech and language therapy to preschool-aged children during the summer months when the school system is not able to provide services. Typically, 60-80 children attend this program each summer.
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cOMMuNITY OuTREAcH: We participate in local screenings to identify children who are in need of speech-language services. We also provide resources for parents to encourage development of skills at home and navigation of the referral process in our community.
S A N TA B A R B A R A R I T E c A R E L A N G u A G E c E N T E R I N S E R T
Approximate number of Americans who stutter
Number of Americans with some form of language impairment
of children have noticeable speech disorders by the first grade
of children with specific language impairment in kindergarten
Approximate number of Americans who have trouble using their voices
MILLION Approximate number of Americans with communication disorders
IDENTIFY THE SIGNS
Statistics provided by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
The early stages of communication disorders are easier to spot when you know the signs. Information provided by The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Language Disorder stuttering (disfluency)
• Does not smile or interact with others (from birth) • Makes only a few sounds or gestures, like pointing (7-12 mo) • Does not understand what others say (7 mo-2 yr)
• Struggles to say sounds or words (2.5-3 yr)
• Says only a few words (12-18 mo)
• Repeats first sounds of words — ”b-b-b-ball” for “ball” (2.5-3 yr)
• Does not babble (4-7 mo.)
• Pauses a lot while talking (2.5-3 yr)
• Words are not easily understood (18 mo-2 yr)
• Stretches sounds out — ”f-f-f-f-farm” for “farm” (2.5-3 yr)
• Does not put words together to make sentences (1.5-3 yr) • Has trouble playing and talking with other children (2-3 yr)
• Has trouble with early reading and writing skills (2.5-3 yr)
• Give your child time to talk • Do not interrupt or stop your child while he or she is speaking • See an SLP if you are concerned. (Many young children stutter for a short period of time. In most cases, the stuttering will stop.)
PARENTS: • Listen and respond to your child • Talk, read, and play with your child • Talk with your child in the language you are most comfortable using
• Know it is good to teach your child to speak a second language • Talk about what you are doing and what your child is doing
• Lack of attention to sounds (birth-1 yr)
• Use a lot of different words with your child
• Does not respond when you call his/her name (7 mo-1 yr)
• Use longer sentences as your child gets older
• Does not follow simple directions (1-2 yr)
• Have your child play with other children
• Shows delays in speech and language development (birth-3 yr) • Pulls or scratches at his/her ears • Difficulty achieving academically, especially in reading and math
Speech Sound Disorder
• Socially isolated and unhappy in school
• Says p, b, m, h, and w incorrectly in words (1-2 yr)
• Persistent ear discomfort after exposure to loud noise (regular and constant listening to electronics at high volumes)
• Says k, g, f, t, d, and n incorrectly in words (2-3 yr)
• Produces speech that is unclear, even to familiar people (2-3 yr)
• See an audiologist if your child did not pass the newborn hearing screening • See an audiologist if you have any concerns about your child’s hearing (some hearing losses can begin months or years after birth) • Ask your audiologist about the need for hearing aids or cochlear implants
• Say the sounds correctly when you talk—it is okay if your child makes some mistakes with sounds • Do not correct speech sounds—it is more important to let your child keep talking
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PARENT TESTIMONIALS There is no other word I can think of than "blossom" when we look back on how our son's language and social skills have developed through working with SB RiteCare. He has gone from being a quiet boy who offered little spontaneous verbal output, to now being an extroverted, confident, gregarious little speaker with nothing standing in his way! We watch in awe at his social confidence, which now allows him to walk up to any group of kids already playing, and feel that his place could be right there with them, joining in their play. Summer and Julie have been such amazing listeners in finding ways to make James feel the most engaged, and have taught to his interests and strengths so effectively that we could never have imagined this level of improvement over only a 1-year time period! Every time James asks us the famous 4-year-old question "But WHY...?" our faces light up with a smile, listening as he masters his ability to carry on a conversation on his own, and explore the world around him with newfound confidence and a great sense of humor. Thank you, Summer and Julie, for the gift you have given our family — of letting us get to know James as a playful, chatty, and humorous child. We are so grateful that he has had you as his guides during this age of development. - With appreciation, Mom and Dad
Angel is entering 3rd grade but he was falling behind because of reading. He was barely reading 1st grade level, he is now reading 3rd grade level in less than 6 months. Angel loves going to brain lab and I love taking him. - Angel's mom Alex and Amber both go to speech. They were both really shy and didn't like to talk much especially around groups. They both are really talkative now and ask a lot of questions, I'm really glad they're going to speech. - Alex & Amber's mom We are so blessed and grateful to be a part of the SB RiteCare Program. This is a phenomenal program led by Summer and Julie who pour love into each student.They put so much time and thought into each session to make it creative and fun for the children, while working on specific needs for each individual child. I have seen immense improvement in my daughter with her speech and language and also a gain in confidence working with her peers. Our family will be forever grateful for this opportunity that we have had for our daughter. I hope this program will flourish and be able to help many more children in the future.
The Language Center was there to help us when all other resources turned us away — they have been a true blessing. Not only have they helped our child but we have felt validated and supported as we learn to navigate the struggles our son faces. Julie and Summer have given Hudson the tools and confidence to work on his disfluency by making it fun! He is excited to work on his speech every week. Our family couldn’t be more grateful! - Scott & Lauren Campbell SB RiteCare has had an amazing impact on our family, we have a child who is extremely shy in new settings and Julie and Summer were amazing at helping him transition and be successful. Because of the speech services he gets with Julie, he is happy and talks all the time without the frustration of not being understood. Thank you RiteCare!!! - Nicolas’s family I am so thankful for SB RiteCare and the work that they do for children that need help with speech. Julie and Summer are both so fun, patient, kind, encouraging, and loving with the children. It is truly a blessing to have this resource available to our families here in Santa Barbara! - April Bancroft
Our center is providing much-needed interventions to underserved children in our community and we are only able to do so through the generosity of various community members, businesses, and friends and families of children we serve.
We have been very fortunate to receive funding from the following generous foundations and businesses: California Scottish Rite Foundation Wood-Claeyssens Foundation Towbes Foundation • Santa Barbara Foundation Union Bank • Hutton-Parker Foundation Please help our center continue making a positive and powerful impact on the Santa Barbara community. A donation of:
25 provides a game, toy or iPad app used during therapy
50 provides one 30-minute therapy session to one child
100 provides one 60-minute therapy session to one child
300 provides one child’s Fast ForWord license in Brain Lab for one year
500 provides one speech and language evaluation for one child
1,000 provides almost three months of therapy for one child
Donations may be made on our website (sbspeech.org) through PayPal or by sending a check payable to California Scottish Rite Foundation to 16 East Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Young people in Santa Barbara have lots of great options for summer fun, but in terms of high spirits, few of them can match what Stage Left Productions has to offer. This long-running youth theater program for kids ages 10-16 gives future stars a running start by producing a fully staged show every season. On Saturday-Sunday, July 22-23, the auditorium at Santa Barbara High School will resound with young voices giving Legally Blonde: The Musical everything they’ve got in four separate performances at 2 and 7 p.m. each day. Filled with great ensemble numbers like “Positive” and driven by the irrepressible girl power of pretty-in-pink protagonist Elle Woods, Legally Blonde is a perfect vehicle to showcase the talent and energy of this cast of stagestruck tweens and teens. Tickets will be available at the door for all shows. —CD
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The piece has been described as a romcom, but the conductor and director both winced at that label.“There is romance, but I don’t necessarily think of it as a comedy,” Scappucci said. “It has funny moments,
pera, like all music theater, is a hybrid art form — a mix of music, drama, design, and sometimes dance. In great productions — which, in truth, are pretty rare — each of those elements supports the others. That requires a creative team with both good ideas and mutual respect. Conductor Speranza Scappucci and stage director James Darrah, who are staging the Music Academy of the West’s production of The Elixir of Love, had never met before arriving in Santa Barbara. But as they described their way of working, their compatibility became clear. While one focuses on text and stagecraft and the other on music, neither is working in a vacuum. “I think part of the director’s job is to respond to the music and to look at how the text is rendered musically,” said Darrah, a St. Louis native who is based in Los Angeles. “I have spent a lot of time thinking about how to render the characters’ thought processes dramatically in a way that bolsters the music rather than competes with it.” “I always go back to the score to see how the composer put the music into words,” added Scappucci, a native of Italy who studied at the Juilliard School. “There is a reason the composer wrote it in a certain way. And usually that reason is the words.” The Elixir of Love, an 1832 work by Gaetano Donizetti, tells the story of a naive young man who buys a purported love potion from a traveling huckster in the hope of winning the heart of his beloved. His poignant second-act aria “Una furtiva lagrima” (“A Single, Secret Tear”) has long been a favorite of tenors.
OMIGOD, YOU GUYS: Pictured from left is the cast of Legally Blonde: Lulu Marsetti, Kassidy Becking, Willa Stuart, Taylor Wolf, Makena Schlens, Claire McKenzie, Marilee Larned, Lily Bimbela, and Cosi Arthurs.
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In this historical moment of unprecedented privatization and political hostility toward organized labor, it may come as a surprise that one of Disney’s most popular Broadway musicals tells the story of a successful strike — but that’s exactly what Newsies is about. The Newsboy Strike of 1899 pitted thousands of street kids, many of them barely into their teens, against the two most powerful media figures of the age, William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. Thanks to Alan Menken’s musical talent and a great team of writers, the story translates well to the stage. The spectacle of anywhere from 8 to 14 young men, all great dancers, charging around and singing as if their lives — and livelihoods — depended on it gives luminous, resonant shape to the ideal of a free society and a fair deal. For this production, director and choreographer Michael Jenkinson has gathered an extraordinarily talented group of young performers, several of them making their debuts with PCPA. “We have a caliber of dancer [for this show] that we have never had on this stage before,” said Jenkinson, who attributes the excitement about Newsies in the theater community to the freshness of the title, and to the heart of the show. When the action begins, the boys dance and sing in loose formations. But as the tension mounts and they become more focused on winning the strike, their voices rise and the steps tighten until they arrive at what Jenkinson describes as a “military” level of precision and unity of purpose. If Broadway audiences are any indication, the show has legs. After opening in March 1992, it ran for a remarkable two years and 1,005 performances. You can see it under the stars in Solvang from July 27 through August 20. —Charles Donelan
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For Juniper Road you went to Joshua Tree to record with Eric Burdon. How did that come about? Justin Fox: [Laughs.] [This ties into] the story of Juniper Road, which is the name of our new record. We were working in the Cloud, and yes, we were collaborating, but it wasn’t all of us sweating in a room together, which is where the magic happens. [My] longtime friend Eric Burdon, from The Animals and War, has a couple places in Joshua Tree, and I was sitting with him one afternoon and kind of telling him our thoughts on that. He said, “Why don’t you go to my place out in Joshua Tree? One of my houses is just empty, out in the middle of the desert, and why don’t you go out there and write and figure it out.”
The street that the house is located on is called Juniper Road, so we had such an amazing experience leaving the desert with these songs, and such an amazing transformation of these songs that we had demoed. Some songs had even been sticking around for years, and when we were out in the desert, they turned into something completely different we never imagined they could be. So we thought Juniper Road was kind of an appropriate name for the record. The album cover is actually the entry to the house where we recorded, and that piece of art Eric Burdon made himself. George snapped that picture on his iPhone as we were leaving after two weeks, and we were going through all these photos that we’d taken trying to get ideas, and I came across this photo, and I went, “Wow!” We put it on, and everyone saw, and we were like, “That’s an album cover.” So you have this whole inclusive thing that happened at Juniper Road.
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fter a 12-year gap between albums, Santa Barbara alt-rock group Dishwalla is releasing its first full-length LP since 2005’s self-titled Dishwalla. The band is best known for its 1996 hit single “Counting Blue Cars,” which propelled them to the top of the charts thanks to its unforgettable lyric,“Tell me all your thoughts on God / ’Cause I’d really like to meet her,” and its song’s infectious post-grunge chorus. (The tune was also included in the film Empire Records, a box-office and commercial flop that was dubbed “a soundtrack in search of a movie” by Variety magazine.) Dishwalla took a break in 2005 and then reformed three years later with new lead signer Justin Fox, formerly of S.B. rock band Tripdavon; original Dishwalla drummer George Pendergast, who had left the group in 1998; and founding members Scot Alexander (bass), Jim Wood (keyboards), and Rodney Browning Cravens (lead guitar). In between instructing teenage rock musicians in collaboration by Kyle Roe and music industryexpectations at the Rockshop Academy on De la Vina Street and coproducing and engineering tracks at studio maestro Sylvia Massy’s RadioStar Studios, let alone the responsibilities of family and everyday life, the members of Dishwalla have had little time to come together and create new music. However, a makeshift Mojave Desert recording session in the secluded home of a rock ’n’ roll legend was enough to reignite the Santa Barbarans’ creative chemistry, resulting in their most recent album, Juniper Road. I caught up with the band members in their Rockshop Academy rehearsal space.
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How was working with producer Sylvia Massy? Scot Alexander: She’s like our sixth band member in a way. I mean, she’s a good referee for us, just to have that extra input to bounce ideas off. Fox: She has such great ears. I’ve never worked with a producer like her. Usually when a band works with a producer, sometimes they’ll intentionally do something to get under your skin to make you perform more, like they’ll do something to make you angry. But she doesn’t do any of that stuff. Are there any new sounds, instruments, or techniques that you’re putting into your new album? Jim Wood: Oh yeah. [Laughs.] There’s always a mix of crazy things that we come up with for the record, instruments that we haven’t used before. So for this record, Scot’s playing a lap-steel on a couple songs. Alexander: A setar setar, too. Fox: A setar is the Iranian cousin to the Indian sitar, which he played and then piped through electrically. So we had an electric setar, an electric slide. Alexander: We try to keep it, you know, I hate to use the word “timeless,” but with the palette of sounds that we implemented on the record, I think there’s nothing too kitschy. There are a lot of vintage sounds, but also organic sounds.
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or how ubiquitous rock and roll seems doing everything you can to be authentic to be in the history of Western music, it and real.” Critics have already raved about how sure has been a while since pop culture gave a proper rock band the same level of Montali and company pay their dues while attention awarded to hip-hop and electronic simultaneously incorporating their own acts. One could entertain the possibility that brand of modern rock—the results feel rock music has proved incompatible with nostalgic, fresh, and timeless all at the same the particular yearnings of millennials, who time. And although Montali falls just short have found solace down different streets. of making a prediction, the Hollis Brown Maybe it’s time for rock and roll to throw in frontman recognizes the path he and his the towel and accept that its claim to main- bandmates are on. “I don’t know if there’re many bands out there doing what we’re stream relevance is discontinued. Don’t tell that to Mike doing,” he said. “I think a Montali, lead singer and lot of [popular] rock music guitarist of American rock out there kind of sucks.” outfit Hollis Brown, because Honesty, authenticity, he’ll make it his mission to and emotional connection prove you wrong—with form the cornerstones of Hollis Brown’s rock-andboth his words and his band’s relentless pursuit of roll spirit. Some of Montarock-and-roll relevance. In li’s opinions concerning his his view, rock music’s influrock-and-roll counterparts by Eugene Cheng may pierce their pride, but ence has been cyclical since take some time with Holthe 1960s. “I feel like everyone counts out rock music,” he said, “and lis Brown’s music, and you’ll find that the then two years later, there’s a band that breaks oft-mentioned rock-and-roll spirit can be out, and then it goes away again.” heard through every vocal phrase and bass By Montali’s reckoning, we are due for a groove. There’s a sense that the frontman’s changing of the guard. “I think it’s time for treatment of rock and roll does not lead to it to happen again,” he said, “to keep people self-satisfaction but rather serves a greater, honest, keep it real, and not let music that more idealistic purpose. From his garage in doesn’t really matter dominate things.” This Queens to playing onstage at Firefly Music is not to say that there are no bands whose Festival, Montali has always been on the side creative output exemplifies the spirit of rock of the music. and roll, or that the state of pop music is in “We want to contribute a live experience,” artistic shambles—Montali mentioned his he said, “that when you come by, you’re affinity for Adele and Leon Bridges. Rather, moved by it in different ways — whether the mainstream has trudged through an you’re moved by the lyrics, or you’re moved extended period of time without anyone by the beat, or you’re moved by the energy, carrying the banner for rock and roll. Who or you’re moved by the look. We also want better to fill this vacuum than an upstart, a collection of songs that, recorded wise, Queens-based rock band founded by sec- are contributing to how people live their life ond-generation immigrants and named and the soundtrack to what they do, day in after a Bob Dylan song? Montali summarizes and day out. I think that’s what everybody’s the rock-and-roll spirit as “that attitude of trying to achieve.”
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BROTHERLY LOVE: For nearly a decade, Slightly Stoopid (pictured at the Bowl in 2013) has come each summer to perform in S.B.’s beautiful amphitheater. This year is no different: The group, joined by Isla Vista–born band Iration, hits the stage July 23.
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he steady drumming of the ocean’s some songs on the radio, but the goal isn’t waves, the sound of skateboards to be a boy band and have a hit record; it is rolling down State Street, and the about playing music in the live arena, having hum of downtown bars all seem to that moment of expression, and having the reverberate with the easy rhythms of reggae journey with the fans—that is what separates and ska. Historically, California at large and this genre from so many others.” Speaking Santa Barbara in particular have offered a from personal experience, there is something second home to these Jamaican genres that so magical about a show where the guitars seem perfectly encapsulate laid-back coastal living. to float in the breeze, the vocals are soothing, On July 23, the Santa Barbara Bowl welcomes and the drums pound in tune with a steady two fan favorites who heartbeat. Because regare champions of this gae music is so steeped music, Slightly Stoopid in live performance, the and Iration. Both bands personal experience of the fan becomes parahold Santa Barbara dear as Iration hails from mount. “It is up to the Isla Vista and Slightly person that is perceiving Stoopid has performed the art to decide how it at the Bowl for the past is,” said Doughty. “Some eight summers. When styles really affect you asked why his band differently. It is always in can’t stay away from the the air, it is captured on by Harrison Howland-McCowan Bowl, Miles Doughty the digital medium, but of Slightly Stoopid said, if you’re at a live concert, “For us, Santa Barbara is an amazing town, it is there and gone. That is really the beauty of the people, the culture. Playing at the Bowl is our art.” The temporality of the music mirrors something that once you have tasted it, you that of a slow summer evening, a technicolor can’t help but return.” When asked about the sunset, or a dip in the indigo ocean. local origins of Iration, lead vocalist Micah Luckily for fans, the bands are working Pueschel said, “We were an I.V. band, and on collaborative records and both releasing we didn’t even play paid gigs until after two albums in the near future. When asked how years of being together. At first we just played the rise of streaming services has affected garages and house parties, so for us to play their work, Doughty said, “without a doubt the Santa Barbara Bowl is like the Super streaming has changed the whole face of the Bowl. Now we have headlined it once and industry. You are not selling your music like played there a few times, and it never ceases you could have 20 years ago, but out on the road, you are playing for more people because to amaze us.” Both these bands are popular across the people from all over are hearing your music United States, showing the universal appeal of on Spotify or iTunes.” This general increase the reggae beat. When asked why they attract in fans can lead to higher income from both such large audiences at venues across the touring and merchandise sales. One thing is country, Doughty said that “people nation- certain: Santa Barbara will always provide ally are gravitating towards this music. For more than enough fans for these two wonmost bands in the genre, they will be pretty derful acts whenever we are lucky enough to strong on both coasts. Everyone wants to get host them.
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etflix has produced a steady stream of original series, many of which have reaped critical acclaim and enthusiasm from bingeviewing audiences. Netflix does not, however, have the Midas touch when it comes to content, as some of their offerings, including the disappointing Girlboss — starring Britt Robertson as flaky fashionista Sophia Marlowe — fall short of expectations. While the title may draw viewers who think the show is a journey through feminist theory in practice, Girlboss’s premise of millennial hipster Sophia’s evolution from unlikeable loser to even-more-unlikeable purveyor of vintage fashion focuses less on feminist action and more on how one bored, privileged twenty-something, through luck and divine providence, falls up into niche BOSSY PANTS: Britt Robertson stars as flaky fashionista Sophia business success based on a skill set of knowing Marlowe in Netflix’s binge-unworthy series Girlboss. little and demanding everything. Billed as a comedy, the biggest laughs come from the well-cast supporting characters, whose roles eccentric residents. In Girlboss, San Francisco could be as quirky friends and acquaintances color Sophia’s Anytown, U.S.A. And the vintage fashion, which could experience as a broke girl in tech-boom San Francisco. be a unique aspect of the show, is barely treated as anyActors such as RuPaul, Norm MacDonald, Jim Rash, thing more than a basket of props to make Sophia look and Melanie Lynskey shine as Sophia’s sassy neighbor, busy based on the amount of product bloat she’s stuffed former boss, weird coworker, and perpetually put-out into her apartment, demanding the question of what retail competition, respectively. The principal char- this show is about if it isn’t about the main character’s acters, however, are bland at best and unforgivably relationship with her job. In place of narrative about obnoxious at worst. But where a slicker satire might use a driven, albeit abusive, young woman pushing her the disagreeable aspects of these characters to illustrate vintage fashion brand, Girlboss has plenty of moments a viewpoint on millennial culture, Girlboss uses hack- in which Sophia complains about how much it sucks to neyed concepts and staid responses (Is it a date? Is it not be an adult. When the character cannot find the motiBARBA than really a date? Oh no!) to force conflict rather than allowing vation to invest in her own journey TA (other N the characters to knead through hardships based on a wanting to work from her bed), it’s easy, as a viewer, to model either absurd or realistic. Annie, Sophia’s bestie, maintain the same level of indifference. is a pouty, daft minion; Shane, Sophia’s boy-toy, is a nonReleased by Netflix in April 2017, Girlboss has been committal doormat; and Sophia is so unpleasant and cancelled after one 13-episode cycle. With a lackluster lacking in redeeming self-awareness that it’s difficult to depiction of fashion and a lazy representation of the KS 6 imagine any viewers of any demographic rooting for lean-around generation and millennial LODGculture, E # Girlboss her to succeed. is neither about a girl nor a boss — it’s about a fullCreator Kay Cannon had tested material to pull grown woman who figures out a way to work for herself, from for the creation of this series: #GIRLBOSS, Sophia which seems less like an earned perk of inventing her Amoruso’s best-selling autobiography.Yet the potential own career and more of a general necessity given that charm of a coming-of-age story about a young woman Sophia’s lack of work ethic, shoddy social skills, and who finds purpose (and income) in an online vintage broad-spectrum sense of malaise and entitlement renclothing retail business based in San Francisco is under- der her incapable of holding down a job working for cut by the flavorless illustration of a vibrant city and its anyone else. —Maggie Yates
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a&e | film & TV cONT’d frOm P. 51 The Beguiled (93 mins., R) Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning star in director Sofia Coppola’s film adaptation of the novel A Painted Devil, a well-timed psychological thriller-drama. A wounded Civil War soldier (Farrell) finds himself in the hands of a house full of women and girls, who tend to his injuries. Complicated scenarios arise. The pacing is somewhat slow and grave, per its period-piece nature, and in that slight dullness the film falls short of being truly great. But there’s much to enjoy and many thoughts provoked in this piece, whose script plays upon the dual burdens of feminine souls as caretakers and pleasure-givers — and the power wielded therein. In an era when men of war continue to determine the fates of women’s bodies, it is refreshing to have a piece of media where the tables turn. (RD) Paseo Nuevo 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. Fairview/The Hitchcock (formerly Plaza de Oro)/Paseo Nuevo
Cars 3 (109 mins., G) After losing his racing title to Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is more determined than ever to reclaim his championship. With the help of his friends, McQueen gets back on the racetrack for the Florida 500. The film also stars the voice talents of Bonnie Hunt, Nathan Fillion, and Kerry Washington. Fiesta 5 Despicable Me 3 (90 mins., PG) Gru, Lucy, and their adopted girls are back for more fun. This time Steve Carell is doing double duty as Gru and his twin brother Dru, who wants to team up for one last heist — stealing the diamond previously stolen by Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker). Fairview/Fiesta 5 The Little Hours (90 mins., R) Set in the Middle Ages, The Little Hours features Dave Franco as a young servant who flees his master (Nick Offerman) and seeks refuge in a nunnery full of unstable sisters. The comedy also stars Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, and Alison Brie. Paseo Nuevo Maudie (115 mins., PG-13) Sally Hawkins stars in this biopic about Nova Scotian Maud Lewis, who, despite debilitating rheumatoid arthritis, became one of Canada’s best-known folk artists. Ethan Hawke also stars. Fiesta 5
Homecoming (133 mins., PG-13) Marvel Studios and Sony debuted their first of two Spider-Man films rebooting the oft-rebooted superhero this past week. Marvel’s cinematic success seems to continue with Spider-Man: Homecoming, much to Sony’s gain. Lucky for us, the film is not another origin story, nor a foray into the darkest of Spider-Man lore, but a coming-of-age
tale blending the superhero and school comedy genres. The setup is simple: Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is a hero, but ultimately he’s a kid who’s getting too big for his britches. Adrian Toomes/ Vulture (Michael Keaton) is a licensed scavenger disenfranchised by the government and Tony Stark. Inevitably, as these two go down their respective paths, bonded by their relationship to Stark, they clash. It’s here in the conflict that Homecoming really shines. Keaton displays a perfect blue-collar menace in contrast to Holland’s struggle with confidence and heroism as Parker. Spider-Man: Homecoming is exactly the revitalization that the Spider-Man cinematic franchise needed. It isn’t wholly unpredictable or impressively moving, but it has all the good marks of a good Marvel movie, and it revamps the Spider-Man lore without throwing out what it means to be New York’s friendly neighborhood hero. There’s one big hole in the movie, though—no mention of spidey sense? Inquiring minds need to know. (JT) Camino Real (2D)/Metro 4 (2D and 3D)
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.
joke — Ape-Pocalypse Now — before it shows up as graffiti scrawled on the walls on yet another dismally dystopian tableau of wrack and ruin. Perhaps the problem is the conspicuous lack of female apes in this movie; maybe ape estrogen would have leavened the loaf. Instead, the only female character throughout the whole ordeal is a mute human preteen, whom the good apes kindly opt not to kill just to show they are good. She rides appealingly along — eyes wide in perpetual wonder — on the back of several simian types, but adds very little to balance the film’s pedal-tothe-metal testosterone. For a big fan of the first Planet of Apes remake, this one disappoints. (NW) Wish Upon (90 mins., PG-13) In this supernatural thriller, a teenage girl, Clare (Joey King), receives a seemingly ordinary music box as a gift from her father. All of her wishes start coming true, and Clare is pleased with her enchanted present. But things turn dark when she realizes the price exacted for each wish. Metro 4
The running time for War for the Planet of the Apes, the third installment in the reprise of the monkey movies, clocks in at two hours and 20 minutes. In that time, director Matt Reeves has concocted some genuinely riveting and poetically epic images that will make anyone’s eyeballs pop. But somewhere along the way, Reeves forgot that less is more, and by the time the credits roll, the audience has been pulverized into a state of sodden exhaustion. Not content merely to hit a home run, Reeves strives mightily for the grand slam. Just as mightily, I’m sorry to report, he flails and fails. It’s all too epic, too grandiose, too Wagnerian, too cinemascope, too too too — yet strangely, at the same time, not enough. For all the nostril heaving and hyperventilating that occurs as great apes prepare to wage great war, the film lacks much humanity, or even simian-ity, if such a word exists. Yes, apes also have their dark sides, which is an interesting angle. But do we really need to see Woody Harrelson impersonate Marlon Brando doing Colonel Kurtz from Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now? And we got the
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a&e | Rob bRezsny’s fRee will astRology week of july 20 ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): The Greek word philokalia is translated as the “love of the beautiful, the exalted, the excellent.” I propose that we make it your keyword for the next three weeks — the theme you keep at the forefront of your awareness everywhere you go. But think a while before you say yes to my invitation. To commit yourself to being so relentlessly in quest of the sublime would be a demanding job. Are you truly prepared to adjust to the poignant sweetness that might stream into your life as a result?
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): It’s a favorable time to strengthen your fundamentals and stabilize your foundation. I invite you to devote your finest intelligence and grittiest determination to this project. How? Draw deeply from your roots. Tap into the mother lode of inspiration that never fails you. Nurture the web of life that nurtures you. The cosmos will offer you lots of help and inspiration whenever you attend to these practical and sacred matters. Best-case scenario: You will bolster your personal power for many months to come.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Two talking porcupines are enjoying an erotic tryst in a cactus garden. It’s a prickly experience, but that’s how they like it. “I always get horny when things get thorny,” says one. Meanwhile, in the rose garden next door, two unicorns wearing crowns of thorns snuggle and nuzzle as they receive acupuncture from a swarm of helpful hornets. One of the unicorns murmurs, “This is the sharpest pleasure I’ve ever known.” Now here’s the moral of these far-out fables, Gemini: Are you ready to gamble on a cagey and exuberant ramble through the brambles? Are you curious about the healing that might become available if you explore the edgy frontiers of gusto?
CANCER (June 21-July 22): I predict that four weeks from now Homework: In what circumstances do you tend to be smartest? When do you tend to be dumbest? Testify at Freewillastrology.com.
you will be enjoying a modest but hearty feeling of accomplishment — on one condition: You must not get diverted by the temptation to achieve trivial successes. In other words, I hope you focus on one or two big projects, not lots of small ones. What do I mean by “big projects”? How about these: taming your fears; delivering a delicate message that frees you from an onerous burden; clarifying your relationship with work; and improving your ability to have the money you need.
to put you in the proper alignment to take maximum advantage of current cosmic rhythms. For the next three weeks, say them periodically throughout the day. (1) “I want to give the gifts I like to give rather than the gifts I’m supposed to give.” (2) “If I can’t do things with excellence and integrity, I won’t do them at all.” (3) “I intend to run on the fuel of my own deepest zeal, not on the fuel of someone else’s passions.” (4) “My joy comes as much from doing my beautiful best as from pleasing other people.”
(July 23-Aug. 22): Spain’s most revered mystic poet was St. John of the Cross, who lived from 1542 to 1591. He went through a hard time at age 35, when he was kidnapped by a rival religious sect and imprisoned in a cramped cell. Now and then he was provided with scraps of bread and dried fish, but he almost starved to death. After 10 months, he managed to escape and make his way to a convent that gave him sanctuary. For his first meal, the nuns served him warm pears with cinnamon. I reckon that you’ll soon be celebrating your own version of a jailbreak, Leo. It’ll be less drastic and more metaphorical than St. John’s, but still a notable accomplishment. To celebrate, I invite you to enjoy a ritual meal of warm pears with cinnamon.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The world will never fully know or appreciate the nature of your heroic journey. Even the people who love you the most will only ever understand a portion of your epic quest to become your best self. That’s why it’s important for you to be generous in giving yourself credit for all you have accomplished up until now and will accomplish in the future. Take time to marvel at the majesty and miracle of the life you have created for yourself. Celebrate the struggles you’ve weathered and the liberations you’ve initiated. Shout “Glory hallelujah!” as you acknowledge your persistence and resourcefulness. The coming weeks will be an especially favorable time to do this tricky but fun work.
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “I’m very attracted to things that I can’t define,” says Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons. I’d love for you to adopt that attitude, Virgo. You’re entering the Season of Generous Mystery. It will be a time when you can generate good fortune for yourself by being eager to get your expectations overturned and your mind blown. Transformative opportunities will coalesce as you simmer in the influence of enigmas and anomalies. Meditate on the advice of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke: “I want to beg you to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves.”
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I suspect you may have drug-like effects on people in the coming weeks. Which drugs? At various times, your impact could resemble cognac, magic mushrooms, and Ecstasy — or sometimes all three simultaneously. What will you do with all that power to kill pain and alter moods and expand minds? Here’s one possibility: Get people excited about what you’re excited about, and call on them to help you bring your dreams to a higher stage of development. Here’s another: Round up the support you need to transform any status quo that’s boring or unproductive.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I’ve compiled a list of four mantras for you to draw strength from. They’re designed
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): A “power animal” is a creature selected as a symbolic ally by a person who hopes to imitate or resonate with its strengths. The salmon or hare might be a good choice if you’re seeking to stimulate your fertility, for example. If you aspire to cultivate elegant wildness, you might choose an eagle or horse. For your use in the coming months, I propose a variation on this theme: the “power fruit.” From now until at least May 2018, your power fruit should be the ripe strawberry. Why? Because this will be a time when you’ll be naturally sweet, not artificially so; when you will be juicy, but not dripping all over everything; when you will be compact and concentrated, not bloated and bursting at the seams; and when you should be plucked by hand, never mechanically.
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So said psychologist Carl Jung. What the hell did that meddling, self-important know-it-all mean by that? Oops. Sorry to sound annoyed. My cranky reaction may mean I’m defensive about the possibility that I’m sometimes a bit preachy myself. Maybe I don’t like an authority figure wagging his finger in my face because I’m suspicious of my own tendency to do that. Hmmm. Should I therefore refrain from giving you the advice I’d planned to? I guess not. Listen carefully, Capricorn: Monitor the people and situations that irritate you. They’ll serve as mirrors. They’ll show you unripe aspects of yourself that may need adjustment or healing.
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STUDENT HEALTH Performs standard protocol radiology exams as ordered by Student Health Clinicians, Orthopedic Doctors and outside facilities. Complies with radiation safety guidelines regulated by the State. Accountable for the technical aspect of imaging and knowledge of CR and PACS systems. Routine maintenance of x‑ray equipment, CR and PACS systems. Maintains clean and stocked X‑ray rooms. Accountable for all patient information entered into Student Health’s electronic medical records; which includes exams, billing, scheduling, radiology reports, and appointments Req: Must have graduated from an accredited school of Radiology and be currently licensed as a Radiologic Technologist by the State of CA. Notes: Fingerprint background check required and must be completed before start date. This is a limited position at 40% time, working less than 1,000 hours. Working hours are flexible, generally Monday through Friday 12pm ‑ 5pm and vacation coverage. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject
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Employment to disciplinary action. $34.92‑$38.54/ 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 7/27/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170319
BUILDING AUTOMATION ENGINEER
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Responsible for conception and creation of complex programming capable of automating large scale and critical systems such as the Campus Chilled Water Loop and Animal Resource Center, as well as laboratories and clean rooms. Supports the Capital Building Program, reviews, makes correction and provides recommendations to Design and Construction Services for all building automation and control systems. Monitors and maintains the campus wide Energy Management System to ensure the system’s daily operation and reliability allows technicians and customers to ascertain the status of building equipment. Creates custom interfaces and provides secure access to researchers, Building MSO’s and Department Chairs for critical system or building environment real‑time conditions. Evaluates current system hardware and software to ensure the system is up‑to‑date with all security functions and to ensure all field components are reliable and reporting back to the Energy Management System. Verifies correct operation of all work contracted out for Building Automation or Energy Management projects. In partnership with other UC departments, provides leadership in collecting and compiling campus energy and emission data for annual reporting. Serves as Project Manager for all UCSB Energy Management related construction or Control System projects. Reqs: Minimum two‑year degree from accredited Technical Institute with 5 years field experience and thorough understanding of design, installation, and maintenance of Building Automation Control Systems or equivalent combination of experience. Broad understanding of HVAC and mechanical equipment as well as the ability to troubleshoot and evaluate each system’s operating efficiency. Possess a thorough working knowledge of energy management strategies and building control schemes. Demonstrate an increasing level of job responsibilities including project management. Effective communication skills with the ability to present information to Senior Management and building customers.
GUEST SERVICES COORDINATOR
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING SERVICES Coordinates permit sales for a wide ranging variety of campus events to include evenings and weekends. Responsible for scheduling and assigning students as well as coordinating staff assignments for campus events. Sells parking permits to guests attending campus events. Assists and informs guests on location and availability of parking in relation to event location and venue. Oversees the guest permit system to ensure appropriate assignment of parking for guests. Explains parking regulations associated with over 50 different permit models. Schedules staff and students for the Visitor Information Kiosk. Coordinates permit sales for campus evening special events. Assists the Permit Sales Section during times of short staffing. Reqs: Experience in customer service and the ability to communicate effectively within a diverse environment. Experience in, and understanding of internal controls and best practices concerning cash and cash equivalents. Experience with accuracy, attention to detail, and organization. Strong business communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to be flexible when switching between multiple diverse tasks with frequent interruptions. Proficient in MS Office. Demonstrated skill in directing groups of people, delegating work and supervising. Demonstrated skill in making appropriate job decisions while following standard policies and procedures. Ability to hear, understand and communicate ordinary dispatch communications received over a 2‑way radio and to use appropriate radio protocol. Ability to identify and resolve assorted parking problems with staff and customers using good judgment and discretion. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV. May be required to work overtime and/or alter work schedule to meet the needs of the department for high profile events on campus. $21.85‑$26.28/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/
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PRODUCTION & EVENTS MANAGER
MUSIC DEPARTMENT Manages all technical and administrative aspects related to the department’s music and opera productions, providing oversight, technical support and hands‑on technical expertise to ensure professional productions. Reqs: BA or MFA in stagecraft related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience with demonstrated technical expertise in required skill areas. Ability to supervise undergraduate student crews and to train crews in wide‑ranging sound and lighting skills. Ability to organize and manage multiple concert and annual opera production schedules. Demonstrated skills in production management, creative lighting design and implementation, light board programming and operation, sound equipment and sound engineering, projection and video systems, proficient use of Pro Tools software, and basic knowledge of counterweight systems and rigging for the stage. Technically proficient in lighting, light board operation and programming, video, sound, sound engineering and Pro Tools software, multi‑media scene design and implementation. Ability to communicate professionally and effectively in frequent written communications and verbally. Thorough knowledge of electrical safety and stage safety codes and procedures‑ especially requirements necessary in the operation of stage equipment. Possess excellent interpersonal skills including creativity, diplomacy and problem solving. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students and the general public. Familiarity with Windows Office Suite including Excel. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Full benefits incl. retirement plan. $52,461‑$55,925/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 7/24/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170314 Senior Industrial Designer (STEL Design, Goleta, CA): Lead design in Sports & Outdoor division, initial research to packaging, ensure products are recognized for quality, performance, & innovation around the globe. Develop products from concept, sketches, prototypes, 2D & 3D computer software; Manage projects (schedule, resources, deliverables, & reviews); Lead teams of designers & outside partners responsible for all stages of ind. design & dev for portfolio of complex products & platforms; Communicate design to engineers & manufacturers. 4 yrs exp in sport, eyewear, outdoor, soft‑goods, & consumer electronics design, including 3D CAD (ideally SolidWorks, Alias) with detailed complex surfacing capabilities; Knowledge in construction, manufacturing, materials; product dev competence; brand dev & research market opps; Design exp & communication in Euro & Asia markets. MS/MA design related field + BS/BA Industrial Design. Resume + portfolio to: email@example.com
SENIOR SPONSORED SR. PROJECTS ANALYST SUPERINTENDENT, OFFICE OF RESEARCH Reviews and endorses proposals up PHYSICAL PLANT to $2 million in annual direct costs, executes grants for research, training and public service for projects which are received under the Research Terms and Conditions (RTC) and negotiates grants that are under the RTC and up to $2 million in annual direct costs. Reviews calls for proposals and other solicitations to assist principal investigators in the timely completion of competitive proposals and oversees the proposal and awards proper administration. For all other proposals (Non‑grant), performs initial review for proposals and other solicitations to assist principal investigators and Sponsored Projects Officers in the timely completion of competitive proposals. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of years of experience. Two years research administration experience in a university setting. Demonstrated knowledge of federal assistance regulations. Ability to prioritize and perform detailed work with frequent interruptions, and deal effectively with strict and continual deadlines. Must have strong customer service skills in dealing with a variety of clientele. Ability to work in a team environment. Experience with Microsoft Office, computerized database systems, and Internet. Ability to draft correspondence. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $51,181‑$60,665/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170278
SR. CUSTODIAN ‑ WEEKEND WORKER
RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS Performs duties in accordance with established standards and instruction, for University owned Residence Halls, Apartments and Dining Facilities. Promotes a customer service environment to residence and clients. Assists with the development and maintenance of a work environment which is conducive to meeting the mission of the organization and supports the EEP. Responsible for completing job duties that demonstrates support for the Operations Team. Initiates communication directly with co‑workers and or supervisor to improve and clarify working relationship, identifying problems and concerns, and seeking resolution to work‑related conflicts. Reqs: Must be able to communicate effectively. Working knowledge and experience in utilizing the following equipment: vacuums, conventional and high‑speed buffers, extractors and related custodial equipment desirable. Will train on all equipment and chemicals used. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. Multiple positions available. $18.61‑$20.14/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply online by 7/25/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170317
RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS Provides the leadership and management for the daily operations of a group of Skilled Craft Workers for HDAE. Provides operational services for four dining commons serving over 50,000 meals per day. Responsibilities include daily scheduling, adjusting of assignments, resources/vendors. Establishes work priorities, implementation of training programs. Adjusts work procedures and priorities to meet schedules or work demands. Meets with clients and vendors. Orders and inspects materials and performs site inventory management. Analyzes and resolves work problems. Maintains records, quality control for maintenance work, and exercises responsibility for quality of work in dining commons and back‑up manager for all housing facilities. Reqs: Substantial experience with demonstrated leadership and supervisory responsibility, leading and directing various journey level craft workers, in an institutional facilities maintenance and construction environment. Journey level certification or equivalent education and/or experience in one or more trade specialties. Familiarity with multiple skilled crafts: HVAC, electrical, plumbing, locksmithing, carpentry, and painting. Two years experience managing small to medium size construction and renovation projects. Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and familiarity with a range of modern electronic communication media. Requires the use of emotional intelligence as an effective leadership tool as well as the ability to assess interpersonal interactions with clients and staff and adjust style to have positive outcomes. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. May be required to be on call. Ability to respond to emergency and after hour maintenance calls. $5287.75‑$8621.41/mo. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 7/27/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170322
STAFF SERVICES MANAGING DIRECTOR
STUDENT HEALTH Develops and implements organizational procedures and policies in regards to staff services and responsible for the daily operations and institutional compliance of the Department. Responsible for managing personnel administrative activities for Student Health including the coordination of recruitment, hiring, credentialing, background checks and on‑boarding of 185 + Student Health Services (SHS) professional staff and student workers. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and or equivalent experience/training. Solid interpersonal skills in order to collaborate and problem‑solve with diverse groups effectively. Solid supervisory skills to communicate and monitor established priorities, objectives and timelines. Experience and knowledge of human resource, payroll and timekeeping systems (e.g. OACIS, PPS, Kronos). Knowledge of
HIPAA/FERPA policies. Notes: Must successfully complete and pass the fingerprinting/background check before date of hire. Any HIPAA/FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is a 12 month career position. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Must have flexible schedule for occasional evening and weekend work. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and 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. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170237
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FICTITIOUS B USINESS 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. FICTITIOUS B USINESS 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SIGMA H EALING 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS 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.
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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: 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: 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: 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 B USINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CRYSTALLINE B LU J AY 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CALIFORNIA J ADE 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS 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 B USINESS 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.
FICTITIOUS B USINESS 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. FICTITIOUS B USINESS 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 B USINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: THE SANTA BARBARA FARMBOX at 150 Hermosillo Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Sasha Linowski Gibson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 17, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0002033. Published: Jul 20, 27. Aug 2, 10 2017. FICTITIOUS B USINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA SOAPS at 1129 State Street Ste 3E Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tracy Hart Poe Wells 54 Tierra Cielo Lane 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 Jul 17, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0002031. Published: Jul 20, 27. Aug 2, 10 2017. FICTITIOUS B USINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: XTREME SOCCER at 401 N. Milpas St Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Mora Xtreme Soccer 2377 N. Oxnard Blvd, CA 93036 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002024. Published: Jul 20, 27. Aug 2, 10 2017.
FICTITIOUS B USINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PLAN B BILLIARDS at 1418 Burton Mesa Blvd Lompoc, CA 93436; Maxwell‑Joy Merriment, LLC 3472 Via Dona Lompoc, CA 93436 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Loriel Joy Holmes/ Managing Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 30, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2017‑0001911. Published: Jul 20, 27. Aug 2, 10 2017. FICTITIOUS B USINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANDHI WINES at 1700 Industrial Way Unit A Lompoc, CA 93436; Sandhi Vintners LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 11, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0001991. Published: Jul 20, 27. Aug 2, 10 2017. FICTITIOUS B USINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EXPERT SONOS INSTALLATIONS at 4115 Sirius Ave Lompoc, CA 93436; David A Caro (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: David A. Caro 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 Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2017‑0001979. Published: Jul 20, 27. Aug 2, 10 2017. FICTITIOUS B USINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHRISTINE DOWNING DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP at 801 Ladera Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Opus Archives And Research Center (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 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 Serena Grossman. FBN Number: 2017‑0002010. Published: Jul 20, 27. Aug 2, 10 2017. FICTITIOUS B USINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WELL DERMATOLOGY at 1807 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Ste. B Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Erika Klemperer MD 1915 El Camino De La Luz Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Erika Klemperer 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: 2017‑0001824. Published: Jul 20, 27. Aug 2, 10 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 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: 2017‑0001896. Published: Jul 20, 27. Aug 2, 10 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: E MOTORS at 526 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Erasmo A. Sanchez Salinas (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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2017‑0002006. Published: Jul 20, 27. Aug 2, 10 2017.
Name Change 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. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF WILLIAM FRANCIS SKEEN ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV02726 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: WILLIAM FRANCIS SKEEN TO: WILLIAM YTURRI SKEEN 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 30, 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 30, 2017. by Pauline Maxwell of the Superior Court. Published. Jul 20, 27. Aug 2, 10 2017.
Public Notices Notice of Application to Establish a Branch of a State Member Bank Farmers and Merchants Bank of Long Beach, 302 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, California 90802 intends to apply to the Federal Reserve Board for permission to establish a branch at 1034 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101. The Federal Reserve considers a number of factors in deciding whether to approve the application including the record of performance of applicant banks in helping to meet local credit needs. You are invited to submit comments in writing on this application to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, P.0. Box 7702, San Francisco, CA 94120‑7702. The comment period will not end before August 5th, 2017. The Board’s procedures for processing applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. Part 262. Procedures for processing protested applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. 262.25. To obtain a copy of the Federal Reserve Board’s procedures, or if you need more information about how to submit your comments on the application, Gerald C. Tsai, Director, Applications & Enforcement, at 415‑974‑3415. The Federal Reserve will consider your comments and any request for a public meeting or formal hearing on the application if they are received in writing by the Reserve Bank on or before the last day of the comment period. 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
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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.
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 Summons web de California Legal Services, SUMMONS (wwwlawhelpcalifornia.o rg), CROSS‑COMPLAINT en el Centro de Ayuda de las (CITACION JUDICIAL ‑ Cortes de California, (www. CONTRADEMANDA) sucorte.ca. gov) o poniendose NOTICE TO CROSS ‑ en contacto con la corte o el DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL colegio de abogados locales. CONTRADEMANDADO ) : AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene GARY LARSON, BANK OF derecho a reclamar las cuotasy AMERICA, los costos esentos por imponer N.A., all persons unknown un gravamen sobre cualquier claiming any interest in the recuperacion de $10,000 o property, named as ROES 1 mas de valor recibida mediante through 100, inclusive un acuerdo o una concesion YOU ARE BEING SUED BY de arbitraje en un caso de CROSS COMPLAINANT: (LO derecho civil. Tiene que pagar ESTA DEMANDANDO EL el graveman de la corte antes CONTRADEMANDANTE ) : de que la corte pueda desechar DIANA KRISTIN LARSON el caso. SHORT NAME OF CASE You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS (from Complaint); Nombre de after this Summons and legal Caso): Gary Larson v. Diana papers are served on you to file Kristin Larson, et al. a written response at this court CASE NO: (Numero del Caso): and have a copy served on the 16CV05711 Pursuant to Code cross‑complainant. of Civil Procedure Section A letter or phone call will 872.320 (c), the following not protect you. Your written language shall be included in response must be in proper legal the publication of the Summons: form if you want the court to “The Property which is the hear your case. There may be subject of this action is located a court form that you can use at 2130 Emerson Avenue, Santa your for your response. You can Barbara, California.” find these court forms and more The name and address of the information at the California court is: (El nombre y direccion Courts Online Self‑Help de la corte es): SUPERIOR C e n t e r ( w w w. c o u r t i n f o . c a . COURT OF CALIFORNIA, gov/selfhelp), your county COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA law library, or the courthouse 1100 ANACAPA STREET, nearest you. If you cannot pay SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA the filing fee, ask the court clerk 93101 The name, address, for a fee waiver form. and telephone number of the If you do not file your response cross‑complainant’s attorney, on time, you may lose the case or cross‑complainant without by default, and your wages, an attorney, is: (El nombre, money and property may be la direccion y el numero de taken without further warning telefono del abogado del from the court. contrademandante, o del There are other legal contrademandante que no tiene requirements. You may want to abogado, es): Diana Jessup call an attorney right away. If Lee (Bar No. 155191), (805) you do not know an attorney, 966‑2440 Reicker, Pfau, Pyle you may call an attorney & McRoy LLP 1421 State Street, referral service. If you cannot Santa Barbara, CA 93101; DATE: afford an attorney, you may be May 17, 2017 Darrel E. Parker, eligible for free legal services Executive Officer; Terri Chavez; from a nonprofit legal services Deputy Clerk Published. Jul 13, program. You can locate 20, 27. Aug 2 2017. these nonprofit groups at the PLAINTIFF’S California Legal Services Web AMENDED site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. CLAIM AND ORDER TO GO org), the California Courts TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT Online Self‑Help Center (www. Notice to the person being courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by sued: You are the defendant contacting your local court or if your name is listed in 2 on county bar association. NOTE: page 2 of this form. The person The court has a statutory lien for suing you is the plaintiff, listed waived fees and costs on any in 1 on page 2. You and the settlement or arbitration award plaintiff must go to court on of $10,000 or more in a civil the trial date listed below. If you case. The court’s lien must be do not go to court, you may paid before the court will dismiss lose the case. If you lose, the court can order that your wages, the case. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO money, or property be taken to despues de que le entreguen pay this claim. Bring witnesses, esta citacion y papeles legales receipts, and any evidence you papa presentar una respuesta need to prove your case. Read por escrito en esta corte y hacer this form and all pages attached que se entregue una copia al to understand the claim against contrademandante. Una carta you and to protect your rights. o una llamada telefonica Aviso al Demandado: Usted no lo protegen. Su respuesta es el Demandado si su nombre por escrito tiene que estar en figura en 2 de la pagina 2 de formato legal correcto si desea este formulario. La persona que que procesen su caso en la lo demanda es el Demandante, corte. Es posible que haya un la que figura en 1 de pagina 2. formulario que usted pueda Usted y el Demandante tienen usar para su respuesta. Puede que presentarse en la corte en encontrar estos formularios de la fecha del juicio indicada a la corte y mas informacion en el continuacion. Si no se presenta,
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puede perder el caso. Si pierde el caso la corte podria ordenar que le quiten de su sucldo, dinero u otros bienes para pagar este reclamo. Lleve testigos, recibos y cualquier otra prucba que nccesite para probar sucaso. Lea este formulario y todas las paginas adjuntas para entender la demanda en su contra y para proteger sus derechos. Order to Go to Court: Aug 23, 2017; 9:00 am Dept 4 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anacapa Division CASE NO:17CV01999 1: Plaintiff: Erik Black 1114 State Street Suite 272 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 957‑1922 2: Defendant: Justin Hodges 2859 Vista Elevada Santa Barbara, CA 93105; (805) 895‑8740 3: The Plaintiff claims the Defendant owes $3,242.58 (Explain Below): a) Why does the Defendant owe the Plaintiff money? Failure to pay attorney’s fees/ breach of contract b) If no specific date, give the time period: Date started: 10/26/2015 Through: continuing c) How did you calculate the money owed to you? (Do not include court costs or fees for service.) Amounts loaned for legal fees regarding court matter and/or remaining attorney fees unpaid. 4: You must ask the Defendant (in person, in writing, or by phone) to pay you before you sue. Have you done this? Yes 5: Why are you filing your claim at this courthouse? This courthouse covers the area (check the one that applies): a. (1) Where the Defendant live or does business. 6: List the zip code of the place checked in #5 above (if you know): 93101; 7: Is your claim about an attorney‑client fee dispute? Yes 8: Are you suing a public entity? No 9: Have you filed more than 12 other small claims within the last 12 months in California? No 10: I understand that by filing a claim in small claims court, I have no right to appeal this claim. 11: I have not filed, and understand that I cannot file, more than two small claims cases for more than $2,500 in California during this calendar year. I declare, under penalty of perjury under California State law, that the information above and on any attachments to this form is true and correct. Date: 05/03/17 Erik D. Black /S/ Plaintiff types or prints name here Plaintiff signs here Date started: 10/26/2015 Through: continuing. Amounts loaned for legal fees regarding court matter and/or remaining attorney fees unpaid. Erik D. Black 1114 State Suite 272 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 957‑1922 DATE: Jun 22, 2017; Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; Sarah Sisto, Deputy Clerk Published Jul 20, 27. Aug 2, 10 2017.
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