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Israel’s preeminent cultural ambassador makes its Santa Barbara debut!

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Zubin Mehta, Music Director and Conductor Amit Poznansky: “Footnote” Suite (from the music for the motion picture) Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425 (“Linz”) Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (“The Great”)

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Santa Barbara Recital Debut

Leila Josefowicz, violin

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Wed, Nov 8 / 7 PM (note special time) Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West $40 / $9 UCSB students Includes pre-show party A Hahn Hall facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“The Wonder Woman of violinists.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Program

Sibelius: Valse Triste, op. 44, no. 1 (arr. Friedrich Hermann) Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No 1. in F Minor, op. 80 Kaija Saariaho: Calices Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 (arr. Otto Wittenbecher) Zimmermann: Sonata for Violin and Piano

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Best oF the Best

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Contents Cover STORY

Best of Santa Barbara®  Readers’ Poll 2017

Our Annual Celebration of the People and  Places That Make S.B. Out of this World

(Independent Staff)

ON THE COVER: Illustration by Ben Ciccati.

endorsements.. . . . . . . . . . . 9 news.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 opinions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 the week.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 living.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Food & drink.. . . . . . . . . . . 141 a&e.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Film & tv.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 odds & ends.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Obituaries  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20 Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology  . . . . . .  161

ClassiFieds.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

The dedication our small staff pours into the Best of Santa Barbara® issue is truly the Indy at its best. From the first ballot prep to the last of the awards delivered to winners, it’s a ton of work. And that’s not alien at all.


Yes on Measure C Santa Barbara Critical Infrastructure and Essential Community Services Measure Our city desperately needs the means to bring critical infrastructure up to snuff. “As we have always been told, the first rule of city government is this: Fix the potholes. That’s one big reason we’re endorsing Measure C, the one-cent sales-tax increase on this year’s ballot.” — Santa Barbara Independent “Measure C will ensure the City has the funding to maintain essential services, and fix vital infrastructure making our city roads, sidewalks, bridges and critical buildings safe.” — Eric Beecher, SB Police Officers Association & Tony Pighetti, SB Firefighters Association


Your ballot must be postmarked by

TUESDAY, NOV. 7 OR drop off your ballot at City Hall or one of the City’s drop-off centers.

More information at:

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“Supporting a strong infrastructure supports local businesses, families and individuals. Please vote yes on Measure C to repair our roads and vital infrastructure, maintain essential services, and support a vibrant business economy throughout the City.” — The Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region

More information at:

League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara

CAUSE Action Fund

Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee

Santa Barbara County Action Network

Santa Barbara County Association of Realtors Santa Barbara City Firefighters Association Santa Barbara Police Officers Association

Congressmember Lois Capps (ret.) Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County Democratic Women of Santa Barbara Downtown Santa Barbara Peace Officers Research Association of California Tri-Counties Building & Construction Trades Council (partial list)

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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance City Council Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m. City Hall, Council Chambers (2nd Floor) 735 Anacapa Street The City Council will hold a public hearing and provide direction to staff regarding development regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and consider initiating amendments to Titles 28 and 30 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code establishing regulations for ADUs. Effective January 1, 2017, state law nullified and voided the City's regulations for secondary dwelling units, now referred to as Accessory Dwelling Units. Until the City adopts its own ordinance, it is required to ministerially approve ADUs if the unit complies with Section 65852.2 of the California Government Code. You are invited to attend this public hearing. On Thursday, October 19, 2017, an agenda with all items to be heard on October 24, 2017, will be available at 735 Anacapa Street, the City Clerk’s Office, and the Central Library. The agenda and staff report will also be available at Additional information about this work effort, and background material, can be found at

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to gain access to, comment at, or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at (805) 564-5305. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements in most cases. For information, please email or call 897-1971.

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District 4:

District 5:

Kristen Sneddon Eric Friedman

District 6:

Gregg Hart

City Council 2017 Endorsements


his year’s Santa Barbara City Council race offers

voters in districts 4, 5, and 6 a challenging abundance of thoughtful, smart candidates. We selected those we believe will bring the most energy, independence, smarts, and creativity to a wide range of urgent issues. Some issues, such as housing, are hardly new. How do we maximize the affordability of new housing? How can we do this while preserving the character of adjoining neighborhoods? And how do we protect economically vulnerable tenants from the city’s escalating gentrification? And yes, the drought is over, but not really. We’re just one dry year away from being back in the frying pan. Major water decisions that must be made in the next two years will affect our lives beyond the foreseeable future. Of course, too, there’s downtown, our economic hub. Thirty years ago, the community rallied to save State Street from going down the tubes. That challenge is back. But part of any solution must address the obvious needs of the chronically mentally ill. Traditionally, City Hall has left that task to other government entities. Plainly, that needs to change. Underlying these problems is something more amorphous, but increasingly troubling. And it resides in City Hall. Complaints about customer service and death by bureaucratic strangulation have become louder, and it’s not just election-year posturing. The council’s overregulation of food trucks, vacation rentals, and oversized vehicles are indicators of serious government disconnect from the community it serves. People are struggling to survive. City Hall needs to wake up. Yes, all our endorsements are progressive liberals. But they bring different viewpoints on many issues. For instance, District 4’s Kristen Sneddon and District 5’s Eric Friedman disagree over what incentives and restrictions should be given to rental-housing developers. But any head bumping that might ensue will be constructive. Given both their personal histories, we believe their debates on such issues will prove beneficial for the city. Both grew up in households run by single moms and attended local public schools. Both have young school-age children. And though both understand the nuts and bolts of Santa Barbara’s political process, as elected officials they enter city government with the perspective of

outsiders. Most important, they both want to get stuff done. Eric Friedman has worked as the behind-the-scenes staff assistant for former 1st District supervisor Salud Carbajal — and before that, with respected supervisor Naomi Schwartz. Though he now works at Trader Joe’s, he has a long history of working on city projects, including serving on the harbor and library commissions. Kristen Sneddon, a geologist and instructor at Santa Barbara City College, moved to Santa Barbara with her mom as a teenager. She has served on the boards of the Starr King Parent-Child Workshop and the Peabody School, which as a charter school is its own district — serious proving grounds. At Peabody, she tackled such thorny issues as salaries and pensions. As a scientist, she has a keen grasp of many complicated issues facing the city, most importantly water. Both Sneddon and Friedman get water. They understand the gravity of the decisions soon to be made and are well steeped in the complex hydrologic and bureaucratic pathways by which water gets into the spigots of Santa Barbara households. For District 6, we are endorsing incumbent Gregg Hart. Hart’s years on the council — if elected, this will be his fourth term — provide the continuity and institutional memory the new council will need. A pragmatic moderate Democrat, Hart also ranks as one of the most astute and accomplished practitioners of the political arts anywhere in Santa Barbara County — critical skills if we ever hope to see government function productively again. Since Hart’s day job is the deputy executive director of the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, he has been forced to recuse himself from participating in discussions on the widening of Highway 101, but this has not proved to be a problem. This election will bring to the dais a council composed of members each representing different districts. It is important to choose candidates who actually understand the needs of their own constituents and have knowledge about the critical issues, and, as a result, will direct rather than be directed by city staff. We are confident that a vote for Kristen Sneddon in District 4, Eric Friedman in District 5, and Gregg Hart in District 6 will achieve this for the whole of the City of Santa n Barbara.

Yes on Measure C


f the city’s 245 miles of roads and streets, 64 percent

are in poor or deteriorating condition. Just to maintain our streets at their current, terrible level, the city would have to spend $8 million a year. At present, it spends only $2 million. To bring our pavement safety up to a decent standard, the city would have to spend $17 million a year for five years — and the longer the delay, the more expensive the repairs. In the past five years, the price of asphalt alone has increased by 161 percent. City bean counters estimate Measure C would generate $22 million a year to repair the city’s vast infrastructure needs — a list that also includes repairing sewer mains and parks. The annual cost of taking on these projects is $25 million. In other words, Measure C gets us most of the way there, but not quite all the way. If passed, Measure C will increase the sales tax within city limits from 7.75 percent to 8.75 percent — which would only put Santa Barbara’s sales taxes in the middle range compared to other cities. The single most expensive item that Measure C would address is building a new police station. The city’s existing station was constructed long before seismic safety was an engineering requirement. Back then, the department had a staff of 85. Today, 212 personnel are crowded into the same building. Just imagine if a major earthquake hits. That building becomes a deadly pancake. Realizing the existing dangers, the department has relocated its communications infrastructure, but what about the police trapped in the collapsed building? Measure C would begin to fix that, as well as to modernize fire station headquarters. Should we not be willing to protect those whose duty it is to protect us? n

Mail Your Ballot! City voters should have received their mail-in ballots by now for the citywide mayoral race, Measure C, and council seats for districts 4, 5, and 6. Monday, October 23, is the last day to register to vote. All ballots must be mailed and postmarked by Tuesday, November 7, or returned to the city at four drop-off centers, open on Election Day from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.: City Hall (735 Anacapa St.), First Presbyterian Church (21 E. Constance Ave.), Franklin Neighborhood Center (1136 E. Montecito St.), and Harding Elementary School (1625 Robbins St.). City Hall is also accepting ballots Tuesday, October 31-Monday, November 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It will be open on Saturday, November 4, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Questions? Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 564-5309.

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Oct. 12-19, 2017

NEWS of the WEEK pau l wellm an photos

by Kelsey Brugger @kelseybrugger, Keith hamm, tyler hayden @TylerHayden1, nicK Welsh, and Jean yamamura, with Independent staff


Cheers and Jeers

Mayoral Candidates Answer Tough Questions in Packed House


by Tyler Hayden n impassioned crowd of more than

400 filled SBCC’s Garvin Theatre this Wednesday for a mayoral debate cohosted by the Santa Barbara Independent, KCRW, and the SBCC Foundadent tion. Though the event—one of the last public appearances by the five candidates before one is crowned the winner next month—retrod many of the same topics and information covered in previous debates, it also featured new and pointed questions of each contender. from left: Hal Conklin, Cathy Murillo, and Bendy White

Cathy Murillo, the most ardently progressive member of the council, bristled slightly at Welsh’s question as to whether she may be better politically suited as an advocate rather than a mayor responsible for brokering peace and agreement on the dais.“People knew what they were voting for,” Murillo said of her past two election victories.“People see me as mayoral, Nick.” The audience roared in agreement. Murillo touted her ability to foster regional cooperation and pointed to her work with

his experience as the head of Deckers, where he said he successfully pulled people together toward a greater vision, was very different than the approach of the president as CEO of The Trump Organization. Trump, Martinez said, “dictated in a family-owned business with a silver spoon in his mouth what he wanted …. That isn’t how it works in a public company.” Hal Conklin was asked about his religious beliefs as a member of the Free Methodist Church, whose Book of Discipline condemns Angel Martinez (left) and Frank Hotchkiss

I have a friendly personality, and I bring people together to solve problems.

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Santa Barbara’s Vintners Foundation has partnered with Direct Relief to raise money for its Northern California counterparts affected by the raging wildfires in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties. “The wine community is very tight, and when we became aware of such devastation, and the great extent of the number of people affected, we felt compelled to help,” said the foundation’s president, Steve Fennell, winemaker at Sanford Winery. They’ve raised nearly $30,000 as of press time, and 100 percent goes to Direct Relief’s ongoing work in these counties. To contribute, visit In response to conflict-of-interest accusations, County Supervisor Das Williams said on 10/17 that after last November’s election, he accepted $18,000 from the Chumash for an effort to prevent rape and deaths in Isla Vista. “Would I take a contribution to use on a cause like that?” he asked. “Absolutely.” The money, he said, was transferred to the I.V. Community Services District campaign. Williams was criticized by a number of Santa Ynez Valley residents for accepting about $171,000 from Native American tribes throughout California since 2009, when he was elected to the State Assembly. Santa Ynez resident Alex Jones has charged Williams should recuse himself from voting on the proposed deal with the Chumash on Camp 4, the 1,400-acre property in the valley. Williams refused. The agreement would require the tribe pay $178,000 annually to county coffers, among other terms. The county would drop civil litigation against the tribe’s proposal to annex Camp 4 for housing.

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The Independent Independent’s Nick Welsh set up the first direct question by joking that babies born at Cottage Hospital receive birth certificates printed with the phrase “Santa Barbara, the birthplace of the environmental movement.” How, Welsh asked Hotchkiss — a far-right Republican and climate-change nonbeliever—could he represent a city with such different environmental sentiments than his own? Hotchkiss responded that predicted climate-change catastrophes—such as the forecast that much of Santa Barbara would flood should the Greenland ice caps melt—“have not come about for various reasons,” and that policies like Santa Barbara’s initiative to go fossil free by 2030 are based on political opportunism, not sound science or smart economics. His statements drew audible grumbles from the crowd. Hotchkiss was similarly rebuffed when asked about the city’s affordable-housing shortage. “I wish I could be more hopeful to those who want to stay here, but honestly, you probably have to go elsewhere or find a way to make more money.”

the police department to encourage intervention over the incarceration of at-risk youth.“I have a friendly personality, and I bring people together to solve problems,” she said. Bendy White was asked by KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian how he differentiates himself from his fellow Democrats in the race. “Give me one proposal that you think is radical [or] novel that would set you apart.” White responded that he alone would properly defend the traditions of Santa Barbara laid out by conservationist Pearl Chase.“I propose to feather in affordable housing to take care of this amazing place that we inherited,” he said. “If that’s radical, I’ll take that any time.” Speaking to Angel Martinez, Bastian noted how the former Deckers CEO has no political experience, has never voted in a city election, and only recently moved to Santa Barbara proper. “You tout your business leadership, but this is not a CEO position,” said Bastian.“It’s about compromise, and as we see in Washington, a strong personality and business background doesn’t translate to effective leadership.” Martinez calmly countered that

abortion and gay marriage and dictates that creationism be taught alongside evolution. “Many see the mayor as a moral compass of the city,” said Bastian.“Please clarify your positions on these issues as the potential leader of a progressive city.” Conklin stated that while he adheres closely to the gospels of the church, its Book of Discipline contains only “recommendations for how to live your life.” As a strong libertarian and lifelong supporter of civil rights, Conklin said, he would never be part of public policy that would infringe on personal choice. Ballots in this year’s vote-by-mail election were mailed October 9 and must be postmarked for return by Election Day, November 7. They can also be dropped off at the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours prior to Election Day, or at four locations—City Hall, the Franklin Neighborhood Center, Harding Elementary School, and First Presbyterian Church—on November 7. Watch the full debate on the Independent’s Independent Facebook page at


Squeaks in a nest box greeted the otter keepers at the Santa Barbara Zoo on 10/7: “That’s how we knew Gail had given birth,” said Michele Green, the zoo’s curator of mammals. Three new Asian small-clawed otter pups were born to popular swimmers Gail and Peeta, who had been named by sponsors Peter and Pieter Crawford-van Meeuwen. The pregnancy was only detected recently when her keepers realized Gail was due any day. The tiny trio are healthy and will remain behind the scenes until mid-December, when they can safely swim and eat solid food. Fully grown, they’ll be about two feet long and 10 pounds.

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Rose, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, S.B. School Board President Kate Parker, and the Santa Barbara Police Officers’Association. Eric Friedman, running against Warner McGrew in District 5, has collected $76,963 in campaign contributions. Donors of note include former mayor Marty Blum, former councilmembers Grant House and Iya Falcone, former supervisor Doreen Farr, mayoral candidate Hal Conklin, oncologist Fred Kass, and Geoff Green, director of the SBCC Foundation. McGrew brought in $31,390 from developer Ray Mahboob, the Peace Officers Research Association of California, the Santa Barbara Rental Property Association, and a large number of Realtors. Over in District 6, Gregg Hart is running away with the financial side of the contest with $132,217 raised so far. He’s supported by Chamber of Commerce CEO Ken Oplinger, attorney Steve Amerikaner, hotelier Bob Hazard, the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians, and Metropolitan Theatres. Hart is being challenged by Jack Ucciferri, who’s collected $3,835, mostly from private citizen Frank Peters. UCSB professors Richard Falk and Mark Juergensmeyer have also backed Ucciferri’s campaign. Aaron Solis, the third District 6 candidate, is not raising any money. —Tyler Hayden

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environment The Central Coast Heritage Act — introduced on 10/16 by Congressmember Salud Carbajal and Senator Kamala Harris — seeks wilderness designation for nearly 250,000 acres of public land, including four new wilderness areas in the Carrizo Plain National Monument, while expanding nine existing areas in Los Padres National Forest. The legislation would also establish the 400-mile-long Condor National Recreation Trail. Wilderness designation prohibits logging and mining, as well as n vehicles and new roads.




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Dorothy, Queen of The Red Hats. Born in Missouri, Dorothy moved wherever her father’s road- and dam-building jobs took him, including 15 schools in five states. worst case: County Public Health Officer Dr. Charity Dean worries immunization funding could get caught in political crossfire, putting county residents at greater risk.

Funding Yanked on Kids’ Insurance Program

As Many as 30,000 Santa Barbara and S.L.O. Youth Could Be Affected by Nick Welsh ongressmember Salud Carbajal raised a hue and cry with county health-care officials about the current funding uncertainty hovering for a special federal insurance program targeting minors with parents who make too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to buy private insurance. As many as 30,000 kids and juveniles could be affected in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties unless federal funding is restored. In 2017, about 11,000 patients received covered treatment via CenCal due to what’s known as the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. Of those, many received vaccinations, dental care, and mental-health treatment. Three thousand received treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, HPV (human papillomavirus), or tuberculosis; 4,000 were treated for eye, ear, and nervous disorders; and 3,000 for asthma and related allergies. In addition, 415 pregnant women in the two counties received coverage thanks to CHIP, which has enjoyed strong bipartisan support in Congress since its inception in 1997. Nationwide, the program covers nine million kids at a cost of $19 million. Congress missed this year’s funding authorization deadline of September 30, sidetracked by the intense debate surrounding a last-gasp effort by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That effort ultimately failed, as have efforts to find an alternative funding stream. Carbajal charged Republicans are trying to use CHIP to further destabilize the ACA. Republicans in the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a plan to fund the kids’ insurance program last week, but only by raiding revenues Carbajal said would otherwise be used to underwrite key provisions of the ACA. County Public Health Officer Dr. Charity Dean expressed concern that the Republicans might seek to fund the CHIP program with revenues that otherwise would go to the Prevention and Public Health Fund — part of the ACA—derided by critics of the


health-care act as a “slush fund.” That fund, Dean said, supports most of the county’s immunization programs. Her office is in the process of immunizing “hundreds and hundreds” of minors for hepatitis A, in response to the state of emergency declared by Governor Jerry Brown for the virus. No cases have been verified in Santa Barbara County, Dean said, but given the interplay between people in Santa Barbara with Los Angeles and San Diego—where large numbers have been reported — precautions are warranted.

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Likewise, Dean noted that it’s been 100 years since the last major flu pandemic, and the United States is due. She noted that early indicators for this year’s flu season — the experience of nations south of the equator —are ominous. Australia reported two times the number of influenza hospitalizations and deaths this year than in average years. Every dollar spent on immunization, Dean said, saves $64 in other costs. If Congress doesn’t figure out how to fund CHIP, Carbajal said, it will fall to the State of California to underwrite the program. But that’s only if the State Legislature and the governor decide to do so. For the time being, they’ve agreed to fund the program, but only for the short term. In the meantime, Democrats and Republicans in Congress are trying to hammer out some kind of deal. “Everything’s a negotiation,” said Carbajal. As to what the Democrats are willing to give up to maintain funding for CHIP, he said he doesn’t know. But, he added, “What’s on the n table now is not a viable option.”

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ometime this Monday, crews of movers quietly escorted 12 loudly painted pianos from their perches up and down State Street in downtown Santa Barbara, bringing to a close two weeks of spontaneous, impromptu musical congregations by clusters of musicians and non-musicians alike. This was the eighth year the pianos have graced State Street as part of an art installation plot hatched by Notes for Notes in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Bowl, the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, the Downtown Organization, and the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture, among others. At two weeks, it was the longest installation to date. The pianos started when Rod Hare and Phil Gilley of Notes for Notes were drinking beers at Palazzio on State Street. They were talking about a similar project that started in London and then moved to New York City. Why not, they wondered, Santa Barbara? Hare and Gilley called then-arts-czar Ginny Brush; they worked the phones. The city’s much-feared red tape didn’t prove as formidable as expected. From conception to grand unveiling took less than a year.

Initially, Hare said, city officials insisted the pianos be taken in every night. “You know, there was concern about flaming piano races down the middle of State Street,” joked Hare. In the first year, the pianos were out only four days. Over time, the event’s grown. Last year it was 10 days. This year, it was 14. Hare talks about a couple driving a Harley down State wearing matching black leather outfits and helmets. “They ride up, park their bikes, sit down next to each other, and start playing,” he recalled. “Then they got up and drove off. They never took their helmets off.” In recent years, professional musicians like Zach Gill have made it a point to play and sing. There are school choirs; operas are performed. Total strangers swap riffs. “There’s something about a piano,” ruminated Hare. “It’s like part of the American living room. It’s a place where people come together.” Hare said the project costs about $10,000 a year to put on. To quantify the impact, he said, is to miss the point. “To measure it would somehow damage it,” he said. “It’s whimsy. It’s a thing. Something happens.” —Nick Welsh

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hashinG it out: Lompoc Police Chief Pat Walsh, who has been critical of cannabis, answered questions from city councilmembers, including Jenelle Osborne (left) and Victor Vega (right), who led the effort to draft the city regulations.

Lompoc: City of Bud


he Lompoc City Council decided on Tuesday to allow every type of cannabis business, from delivery services to lounges. Huddled outside City Hall after the meeting, cannabis business owners rejoiced and noted how far they had come in just 10 months. The so-called City of Flowers, they joked, has a whole new connotation. What industry operators are celebrating is exactly why a few vocal neighbors are worrying. “I don’t want 200,000 people coming here to buy it,” one Lompoc resident said. What’s more, the city will not place regulations on the number of dispensaries allowed within city limits, allowing the free market to take over. “It’d be like any other business,” said Councilmember Victor Vega, who worked on the city’s ad hoc committee to help draft the ordinance. “Somebody is going to go out of business.” Crystal Reyes, a manager at Cal Green Medical, noted many landlords aren’t going

to be willing to rent to cannabis operators. In addition, state law requires that all cannabis businesses be at least 600 feet away from schools or youth centers. “After seeing the map, it looks like it’s very restrictive,” Vega said. The map, recently updated to define a central city park to be a youth center, disqualified at least one potential location that a cannabis operator had his eye on. The value of warehouses in Lompoc has reportedly skyrocketed on Craigslist. Mayor Bob Lingl, a conservative, was the sole opponent on the five-member council. He urged his fellow councilmembers to pump the brakes after his colleagues raised questions, including about business transfers, nuisance complaints, and wastewater oversight. “We spent the last 45 minutes looking at things we found really not clear in this ordinance,” he said. “Do we really want to rush this thing through and make some mistakes?” His colleagues noted that the ordinance could still be fine-tuned. —Kelsey Brugger

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Governor Signed 21 Bills by Limón and Jackson by Kelsey Brugger

ast week, Assemblymember Monique Limón put out a call to her constituents asking for ideas about future legislation.“If you have ever thought to yourself, ‘There oughta be a law,’ or even,‘That should not be a law’ this contest is for you,” Limón wrote in an email blast. The idea emerged after several constituents came to Limón with problems she might not have State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (left) and Assemblymember Monique Limón known anything about, her office said. One was from UCSB students sb 331 — domestic violence counselors who said hunger was a surprisingly big Expands existing law on the client-counselor problem on campus. Limón authored legconfidentiality privilege to include counselislation to grant $7.5 million in state funds ors at colleges and universities with the prito be divvied up between the University of mary mission to provide services to victims California, Cal State, and California Comof domestic violence. munity Colleges for food pantries and other forms of aid. Brown vetoed three of Jackson’s bills, In her first year, Limón authored 26 bills. including one to codify federal regulations Of those, 13 were signed by Governor Jerry on sexual harassment that are currently in Brown. flux, and a bill that would mandate the CaliState Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, now fornia Environmental Protection Agency to in her fifth year in the upper house, worked prohibit most state agencies from disciplinon 29 bills this year. Of those, 11 made it to ing employees who report improper federal the governor’s desk. He signed eight of them activities. and vetoed three. Below is an edited list of their legislation.

limón’s Bills

Jackson’s Bills sb 44 — the coastal oil well cleanup and remediation act Up to $2 million derived annually

from state mineral leases will be earmarked to seal long-abandoned oil wells along the California coast. In Santa Barbara County, the State Lands Commission has identified roughly 200 so-called legacy wells, most of them off Summerland Beach.

sb 63 — new Parent leave act Small busi-

nesses of 20 workers or more must offer 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave to eligible employees within one year of a child’s birth (or adoption or foster-care assignment). Current law protects 12 weeks of parental leave for employees at businesses with a staff of 50 or more.

sb 725 — veterans’ Pre-trial diversion The law clarifies conflicting language in the Penal Code and California law about pretrial diversion programs for veterans who suffered from PTSD and were charged with misdemeanor DUI.

sb 670 — sentencing and county incarceration

The law will give the court discretion when sentencing a defendant who has felonies in other counties.

sb 36 — state bar dues Requires active

attorneys pay $297 to fund the State Bar’s disciplinary system. In addition, the law provides access to State Bar records pursuant to judiciary rules and laws instead of the state’s Public Records Act.

ab 738—native american cultures taught in schools This law encourages school districts

to adopt standards-based curriculum on Native American studies for one year from kindergarten through 12th grade.

ab 1119 – access to medical records The law

will allow emergency doctors to have better access to medical records to allow them to provide treatment or care to patients in crisis.

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ab 944 — spiny lobster commission This bill

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Brown vetoed two of Limón’s bills, including one that mandates employers give employees access to their employer’s written injury and illness prevention program within 10 business days, calling it “unnecessary and duplicative” of a proposal underway. Keith Hamm contributed to this report.

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MAKE IT STOP: Eventually, all roads lead to Santa Barbara, even movie mogul and sexual predator Harvey Weinstein’s. No, authori-

ties are not investigating whether Weinstein grabbed, groped, or otherwise sexually assaulted any Santa Barbara women. Instead, it involves Thomas J. Barrack Jr. — again. Santa Barbara’s peripatetic multibillionaire and sometime resident Barrack — most famous perhaps for being one of the single largest donors to the Trump presidential campaign —is now in negotiations to buy up

the smoldering ashes of Weinstein’s once formidable business empire. Why not? Barrack has a knack for buying up high-octane distressed properties from sellers facing serious sexual assault charges. Back in 2008, Barrack bought out Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, shortly after that pop star super genius had been acquitted of criminal charges for plying a young boy with Jesus juice. Barrack, who now owns the Happy Canyon Vineyard, also ran Trump’s disastrous inauguration and recently turned down a cabinet appointment. But given Trump’s own well-chronicled history as a sexual predator, Barrack’s political investments can be seen of a piece that started with Jackson and has ended with Weinstein. Kind of a grim MO. It’s worth noting the Trump election campaign was just this week served with a subpoena demanding any documents relating to a woman trying out for The Apprentice in 2007 who has since

filed sexual assault claims against the president. She claimed he touched her breast and kissed her at least twice on the lips, open mouthed. For the record, the president denied everything and dismissed the allegations as “fake news.”

abysmally, is way too low. Yes, I know that not all allegations are necessarily true. But I’d bet the farm that for every false charge leveled, another 20 have been kept secretly bottled up in the victims’ attics. Now the genie is out of the bottle. In Sacramento, more than

I’d bet the farm that for every false charge leveled, another 20 have been kept secretly bottled up in the victims’ attics. A week ago, I’d never heard of actors

Rose McGowan or Alyssa Milano. I still

haven’t seen any of their films. But it turns out McGowan worked on the movie Scream, which was produced by Harvey Weinstein. Its title is too fitting. McGowan has accused Weinstein of rape. Milano, who costarred with McGowan on the TV series Charmed, reinitiated #MeToo, a 10-year-old socialmedia campaign launched by activist Tarana Burke for victims of sexual harassment and assault to acknowledge what’s happened to them. #MeToo has been successful the way a runaway train is said to be successful—it’s both mesmerizing and horrifying. The question — pathetically — has never really been about how many women have been sexually harassed or assaulted; it’s always been about how few haven’t. The answer,

140 female lawmakers, legislative staffers, and lobbyists issued a manifesto this week denouncing the “pervasive” culture of sexual harassment. In France, a similar

movement has caught fire via spontaneous combustion. It’s called #BalanceTonPorc, which, translated, means, “Expose Your Pig.” Very catchy, but a little unfair. Pigs never did anything to anyone. New York City cops are still angry local prosecutors didn’t file charges against Weinstein after he all but confessed to grabbing the breast of Filipino-Italian fashion model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, who was wearing a wire at the time. In the tape-recorded exchange, she demanded to know why he’d lunged at her and grabbed her breast. “I’m used to that,” he replied. “You’re used to that?” she demanded. “Yes,” he said. “I won’t

do it again.” Prosecutors argued they didn’t file charges because they couldn’t prove Weinstein’s intent was his own sexual gratification. He and Gutierrez were discussing her interest in becoming a lingerie model. At issue was whether her breasts appeared authentic. In a highly theoretical universe, I suppose, that makes sense. But why would Weinstein say, “I’m used to that” and “I won’t do it again,” if it was really just a clinical examination? Weinstein’s most frequently discussed violation involved reporter Lauren Sivan, who charged Weinstein invited her to a New York City restaurant in which he invested, and then blocked her exit when she refused his more direct advances. According to Sivan’s account, Weinstein gratified himself as he blocked her way, eventually climaxing into a potted plant nearby, though the restaurant’s sous chef thought Weinstein had used a kitchen pot rather than a potted plant. As always, there’s two sides to every story.

Let’s get something straight: Foisting an

unbidden schlong —whether a verbal fac-

simile or the real deal—at unwilling targets should never be confused with desire, attraction, lust, or love. It’s not sexually playful. It’s not all in good fun. It’s not in the same ballpark or even universe. It’s psycho-sexual extortion with an armed and loaded penis. Boys—it is too often said—may be boys, but at some point, men are supposed to behave as men. — Nick Welsh

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he last time Senator Dianne Feinstein faced a serious reelection challenge, it came in the form of an obscure Republican congressmember from Santa Barbara named Michael Huffington. It was 1994, a year when a big confab on the potential of the newfangled World Wide Web convened in California, O.J. tried escaping in a white Bronco, and GOP Governor Pete Wilson coasted to a new term, aided by the immigrant-bashing Proposition 187. Today, we’re forever online via smart phones, a reality-TV star inhabits the White House, and a Democratic governor has proclaimed California a “sanctuary state” for immigrants. About the only thing that hasn’t changed is Feinstein. At 84, she remains the same old-school U.S. senator who values compromise, statesmanship, and the effectiveness of working across the aisle, a political style some fellow Democrats find abhorrent in facing the existential threat of Donald Trump.

De León represents a generation of Democrats whose ambitions have been bottled up by the longevity of old incumbents. “It’s time for new leadership,” said Hannah-Beth Jackson. Last Sunday, Jackson endorsed State Senate President Kevin de León’s internecine challenge to Feinstein, moments after her Democratic colleague announced it. “This country has moved away from dialogue,” Jackson told us. “I understand she’s trying to work with this guy, but you can’t work with a lunatic.” What’s the beef? De León’s candidacy portends a costly intraparty battle in the June 2018 primary, for a safe Dem seat in a deepblue state at a time when senior Democrats urge donors to invest in crucial midterm contests elsewhere. “We just have two very different world perspectives,” he told political writer Joe Garofoli.“The state has changed significantly over the past 25 years, and we’re overdue for a real debate on the issues.” Bill Carrick, Feinstein’s chief strategist, framed the contest bluntly: “What exactly is he gonna do that she can’t do?” De León, however, appeals to liberals who view California as ground zero of the Trump resistance and express frustration at

Feinstein’s less-than-fiery, work-within-thesystem opposition to America’s 46 percent 45th president. (It’s worth nothing that de León has some history in Santa Barbara, where back in the ’90s he ran a storefront immigrant-rights legal clinic on Milpas Street and demonstrated early skill in generating publicity for himself. A story for another day — now back to our regularly scheduled program.) Although Feinstein forcefully opposed the critical nominations of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, she also voted to confirm about half of Trump’s Cabinet appointments. Not hesitant to criticize Trump, she badly blundered before a liberal audience last month, however, when she said that he “has the ability to learn and to change. And if he does, he can be a good president. And that’s my hope.” Ouch. De León promptly picked up the comment, claiming it as a rationale for his candidacy. Three takeaways. Some key factors shaping the race: • Governance Versus Protest. Amid tribal polarization in Washington, Feinstein is a reliable Democratic vote but also maintains the centrist MO that has been her trademark since her start in the ’60s; some progressives demand a senator focused more on fighting and less on legislating, as Trump, white nationalists, and radical Republicans bitterly divide the U.S. • Old Versus New. At 84, Feinstein is older than her hometown Golden Gate Bridge; at 50, de León represents a generation of Democrats whose ambitions have been bottled up by the longevity of old incumbents, also including Jerry Brown, Nancy Pelosi, and Barbara Boxer. Termed out, de León will cast the race as change versus more of the same. • The Jungle Primary. De León’s play will be to finish at least second in the June 7 open primary (top two finishers advance to runoff, regardless of party) and then fight Feinstein one-on-one in traditional left-vs.-center Democratic brawl. Trying to rally Bernie Sanders supporters (NB: De León backed Hillary Clinton over Sanders in 2016 and over Obama in 2008), Latinos, and lefty activists, he’ll emphasize single-payer health care, immigration, and climate change. It’s tricky political terrain; Feinstein is hardly a conservative on any of de León’s issues, and he will struggle against her appeal to registered independents; if Republicans find a credible Senate candidate, de León could finish out of the money. Only 229 shopping days until the primary! —Jerry Roberts

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Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Sylvia passed away, at age 102, on Sept. 27, 2017 in Santa Barbara, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter and her daughter Marjorie Antenore. As the youngest daughter of George and Rachel Harrison of NYC, she started life a 2 lb. baby, in June 1915, for whom the doctor hesitated issuing a birth certificate. But her mother determinedly kept her at home in a warm shoebox and coaxed her toward the extraordinary life that Sylvia was to energetically inhabit for more than a century. Her family lived on the lower east side, Harlem and later the Bronx where Sylvia went to PS 42, and then Haaren High School in midtown Manhattan. The Depression made it necessary for Sylvia and her sister to forego college and work after high school to help support their mother who was running the home as a boarding house after their father disappeared. She never complained about this because as she explained, many people were in the same situation. Growing up during those years informed her lifelong commitment to food charities, libraries, worker’s training programs, family planning groups and community involvement. One of her favorite jobs was working at a hotel in the Catskills where she met her husband Walter. They had 2 daughters and remained in the Bronx until 1955 when Walter was offered a job as a design engineer for Hughes Aircraft in Culver City. Sylvia started her career as an executive assistant in the Audio Visual Department of the LA Unified School District, a position she enjoyed for 17 years until her retirement. The couple moved to Santa Barbara in 1972, a city they 20


loved and championed; they shared their home together until Walter passed away in 2002, aged 92, a marriage of 63 years. Sylvia was an impassioned civic leader, an honored and outspoken member of many organizations and from 1980-2005 she was a vocal supporter of The Citizens Planning Association; a member of The Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Foundation, and a longtime member and librarian of her beloved Congregation B’nai B’rith, where she taught Sunday school among her other positions. She opened her home to family, newcomers, and long-time friends, and gave unstintingly of her experiences, sharing her love of music, books and food. No one was more surprised than Sylvia when she fell in love, at age 95 with an exceptional man, Armando Quiros, who became a devoted friend for the last 6 years of his life. Her lasting legacy, quoted extensively during her funeral service, was “all you need is love.” She is survived by her daughter Nancy Donald of Santa Barbara, her grandsons Ethan Joshua Donald (Kelly Kozak) and Jonathan Antenore of San Francisco and Berkeley, and three great grandsons, as well as nieces and nephews in NY, CA, NC, and MD. Donations in her name can be made to: Congregation B’nai B’rith, Citizens Planning Association of Santa Barbara, The Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Foundation, Planned Parenthood. Evelyn Rowbottam 02/11/19-10/06/17

Evelyn was born in 1919 in Los Angeles, and was one of five children. She survived her siblings by many years, and as her family, we can only attribute her longevity to her positive attitude, her strong work ethic, and her successful marriage, which seemed

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to fuel her happiness. As many of her generation did, she and her husband, Frank, lived through the Depression, World War II, and had many other experiences that we, as her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, can’t even imagine. Evelyn and Frank were happily married for 72 years, until his passing two years ago. During the War, while Frank was away in the service, Evelyn worked at various jobs to make ends meet. She climbed on airplane wings to put gas in airplanes, worked in childcare, as well as at Douglas Aircraft and a major utility company. She proudly saved all she earned to enable them to have a down payment for a small house once the war ended. Her thriftiness was a habit she lived by and it served the two of them well, as their American dream was always to own a home and be able to live comfortably and independently. In their later years together, they traveled to many U.S. states and foreign countries, almost always driving their GMC R.V., or renting a car. Their adventures were numerous as they often ventured a bit off the beaten track. Other than traveling with the GMC club, our mom loved gardening and belonged to the Garden Study Club for many years, as well as a flower arranging group. She had a love of art, and was a fantastic artist herself, but never displayed her work, and often denied her talent. Evelyn had more than her share of health problems along the way, but was never one to complain and never wanted to burden her family and friends with her issues. She was a fabulous cook and kept her house, which was her pride and joy, spotless. It was always obvious that care of her family was her most important priority in life. As children, we always noticed how much empathy she had for those in need. She treated everyone with kindness and respect, and quietly touched many people’s lives with her caring, loving qualities. Our family has been blessed to have been taught, by example, good values and morals, and the premise that hard work can lead to a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Thank you to all residents

and staff at Wood Glen Hall who treated Evelyn with such kindness and friendliness. She couldn’t have spent her final years at a more caring facility, and we wish to publicly thank Joan, the director, and Diane, head nurse, for their readiness to help in every situation. Also, many thanks go to the staff at Mission Terrace for their care of Evelyn during her final days. Evelyn lived a full life. She is remembered with love by her son, John Rowbottam (Jamee), daughter Kris Zapata (Bob), grandson Michael Zapata (Julianna), granddaughter Nicole Williams (Bret), six great- grandchildren, as well as friends and extended family. To fulfill her wishes, a private memorial will be held, with no further services planned. Jean Gerald Spaulding 02/23/48-10/08/17

Jean Gerard Spaulding (Jacobson), 69, passed away peacefully in her sleep from complications of kidney cancer on the morning of October 8, 2017. She was born February 23, 1948 to parents Charles “Chuck” and Dorothy Jacobson (Gerard) in Santa Maria, CA, moving to Santa Barbara shortly afterward. Jean attended San Marcos High School, graduating in 1966, and remained in Santa Barbara. She met her husband, the late Gene Spaulding (May 1, 2017), during the summer of 1967 while vacationing on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii. The couple returned to the island of Oahu a year later for their wedding. Jean was an avid lover of animals, especially horses, spending much of her time caring for, showing, and teaching her two sons to love and appreciate the joys of raising animals and the equestrian lifestyle. Childhood friends have said that Jean was competing in hunter/jumper horse shows around the same time that she learned to walk. She was a fireball of extrovert energy

and spent her early married life as a busy homemaker, raising her boys along with a practical farm of horses, Labrador retrievers, and cats. Jean’s radiant personality made her the life of the party and she had a unique gift for both making people feel comfortable and for organizing extravagant gatherings. She put her talents to work as founder and co-owner of Santa Barbara Elegant Events, a boutique high-end catering and event production company, where she had the privilege of working with many of the Central Coast’s most celebrated residents to plan unforgettable events. Her family and friends also hosted an annual Halloween event at her home in Hope Ranch that became something of a local legend. In more recent years and until the spread of her cancer prevented her from walking, Jean enjoyed the simple pleasures of caring for her horses—sometimes walking them inside the house. She was a music lover, regularly ‘rocking out’ to her favorite ‘tunes’ while seeming to move in several directions near the speed of light and taking little time for herself. Jean would often say, “I gotta fly!” as she ‘flew’ around town with a long list of errands. She put the needs of others and her animals first. Jean is survived by four of her horses, her dog, cat, sons Charles and Brad, and her five-year-old grandson, Tyler. Jean will long be remembered for her feisty personality, her extraordinary generosity, and for the many miracles she made possible to help others’ dreams come true. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jean’s best friend Marcia DeVaux for all her love and support. Also, to her niece Lisa Schilling-Bates and nephew Blair Schilling whom she adored and considered children of her own after losing her sister, Barbara, in 2012. The family plans a private memorial service. A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 11 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM at Goleta’s Beachside Restaurant. For more information and to confirm attendance, please reach out to Charles Spaulding via email at SpauldingFamilySB@ cont’D on page 22


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An Entrepreneur, Santa Barbara Style scene legend who lit up lower State Street for 15 years as the proprietor of Joseppi’s Bar and Restaurant, died on September 26, at age 73, succumbing to progressive Lewy body dementia. Joseppi, as he was known, became a legend the way all the best legends do: through touching and improving the lives of those around him, one person at a time. In Joe’s case, the community he created was achieved in the most humble and human of ways, through his sense of humor, ever-ready laugh, twinkling eyes, and generous heart, and the sharing of good music, good food, and good drink. We’re talking world-class jazz, 50-cent oysters, and two-dollar plates of pasta, bread and salad included. No brass, no ferns, no white tablecloths. It was this humility, embodied and amplified by the bare brick walls of his establishment, that helped make both him and the bar Santa Barbara institutions through most of the ’80s and ’90s. Joe was born October 23, 1943, in Trenton, New Jersey, to Anne and James Scozzaro, graduating from Rider College with a BA in business administration and later serving in the Army Reserves. He came west in the early ’80s, and after spending time in the Bay Area, landed in Santa Barbara. He and partner Jim Kurtze used a combined savings of $1,200 to fully fund Joseppi’s, which opened in May 1983 at 434 State Street. At that time, Highway 101 still had stoplights as it passed through Santa Barbara, and some of Joseppi’s neighbors were a car dealership, a pet store, and a Pep Boys. Joe’s rent was $400 a month. Even though the space was a tiny 900 square feet, Joe filled it with a central bar, in emulation of a favorite bar in Trenton — an unorthodox choice for such a small space. Within two years, he had married California native Sharyl Johnson and convinced her to live with him in the windowless attic above the bar. They eked out a life there until the eighth month of Sharyl’s pregnancy with their daughter, A. Tianna, at which point it was time for the family to move to a real home. A few years later, their son, Nicolas, came along too. When Joe first opened the restaurant, business was slow. Joe began practicing the accordion, which he had learned as a kid, as had most Italians growing up in New Jersey at that time. This live music led him to book other entertainment, and soon Joseppi’s became a “Jazz and Oyster Bar.” He began to showcase famous jazz acts like Richie Cole, Flora Purim, David Friesen, and Les McCann, but soon musicians of all stripes began to embrace Joseppi’s, and a community was created, in the best of ways. Joseppi’s entertainment calendar exploded to include live bands seven nights a week, sometimes three acts in one night — experimental jazz, AfroCuban, Brazilian, blues, punk, singer/songwriter, original pop and rock, and everything in between. And it was Joseppi’s unorthodox choice of a central bar that paid off in spades: Customers felt like they were sitting around someone’s living room, watching their friends have a jam session. On Friday nights, Joseppi even served lasagna cooked and brought in piping hot by Sharyl and the kids. For area musicians of all stripes, Joseppi’s became that cherished hole-in-the wall where they were given permission to work out their stuff, showcase new songs, pursue their dreams, and gather out back to talk music, smoke cigarettes, and stay up too late. Soon



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Joseppi himself became part of the action with the formation of Joseppi’s Wedding Band, a 10-piece combo that held down Tuesday nights off and on through the ’80s, and which featured Joe on the accordion. The bar’s influence continued to build, and in 1987, the Independent named Joseppi a Local Hero for his part in nurturing a vibrant, original music scene. By the late ’90s, though, Joe began to tire of the late nights. In 1995, he sold the business and transitioned into a life as a full-time, dedicated family man. Joseppi taught his children to play music, was involved at their schools, coached his son’s Pony League baseball teams, and later served as the announcer for his son’s baseball games at Santa Barbara High School. Joseppi also began umpiring baseball and softball leagues across Santa Barbara County. He later accepted a position at the quaint Santa Barbara airport greeting travelers at the SkyWest Airlines ticket counter, where his sense of humor and twinkling eyes found a new home and a new audience. The Scozzaro family traveled to dozens of national parks across the United States in their loyal Westfalia van, and when the kids finally left home for college and graduate school, Joe took advantage of his free airline tickets to visit them often. He also continued to play his accordion all over town — at the Solstice Parade, the I Madonnari Festival, weddings, nursing homes, and children’s events. He was a member of the Accordion Club and Italian clubs and volunteered for the Organic Soup Kitchen. Most of all, Joseppi was simply Joseppi, a truly original Santa Barbaran who helped create lasting moments of opportunity and joy for the thousands who heard his jokes, enjoyed his smile, or tipped a glass of two-dollar draft beer at his club. The night Joseppi’s closed, Joe left promptly at 2 a.m. but gave the keys to a group of loyal customers who stayed ’til sunrise, telling stories and savoring the last delicious moments. As we do now, they were celebrating the life of, and the life created by, Joseppi Scozzaro, who leaves a legacy of community building, humility, generosity, family, and a warm heart. A memorial tribute will be held at Godric Grove, Elings Park, Sunday, October 22, 10:30 a.m.

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ger), Melissa (Kevin Birch), and his nine grandchildren (Mason (15), Dylan (14), Ethan (14), Ashley (13), Julian (12), Maya (12), Michael (9), Mackenzie (10), Daniel (3). We are blessed to honor Ken and thankful to have been a part of his adventures in life. We will have a big void without him.


Custer Charles Baum 03/22/14-02/10/84

Known in the community as a friend, doctor, nutritionist, loving husband, and one heck of a dancer. Ken lived life to the fullest, and his passion for helping others was contagious. Ken was always the life of the party with a smile on his face and a camera in his hand. He may have more pictures of his friends than they have of themselves. Ken, graduated from Rutgers University and NYU Medical School. A native of New Jersey, he moved to California in 1972 and became an ER doctor at Cottage Hospital. He was at the forefront in opening one of the first urgent care facilities in 1983 known as Goleta Valley Immedicenter. After 20 years of practicing medicine, he turned his interests in health and nutrition to developing a nutritional supplement line. He and his wife Judy, worked side by side in this exciting and successful venture. It was not uncommon to see Ken and Judy working or playing together. From the office to the dance floor, they sure made life look fun together. Ken also had a love and passion for gardening and photography and... the more the better. In 2012, Ken suffered a stroke which significantly impaired his daily functioning. Since then, he has received love, treatment, and full-time care. Our family is thankful that Ken is now at peace and that we were able to say our goodbyes to a loving, husband, father and grandfather. We are having a celebration of Ken’s life on Sunday, October 22nd from 11am-1pm at Chase Palm Park Center at 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Celebrating this Sunday will be his wife Judy, his three children and spouses, Josh (Janet Frank), Kari (Ed Jae22


Custer Charles Baum was my father. Custer was born in Helena, Montana on March 22, 1914, and passed suddenly at his home in Montecito very near to his loving wife, Persis Eugenia Baum, February 10, 1984. Persis passed March 22, 2010, devoted to Custer. Custer was educated at Carroll College in Helena. Upon conferral of a bachelors in Mathematics, Custer came to California under a full Regents’ Scholarship to study Astronomy at the University of California. At Berkeley, he met his beloved wife Persis, who was also studying toward a doctorate in Astronomy, having completed a bachelors and masters in Mathematics at the Southern Branch of the University of California (now UCLA). Custer completed his masters thesis on the color excesses of certain galactic star clusters in 1940. Custer and Persis were wed the same year in the Newman Chapel near UCLA. Custer and Persis had worked together at the Lick Observatory at Berkeley. The couple started a family of what to become five children with the birth of Eugene. With the start of the US involvement in World War II, Custer was called back to the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. which led to being drafted into the Manhattan Project to develop nuclear deterrents against the Axis powers. Custer delighted in talking of those

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he had met, such as Johnny Von Neumann, Richard Feynman, as well as others. Prior to the war, Custer had worked for Howard Hughes and developed a method of high speed photography where events transpiring in microseconds could be filmed which was patented by the Hughes Corporation. Though once top secret, many years later Custer described his role in the project. At the center of a room surrounded by explosives sat a large steel ball. Though electricity travels at fast but finite speed, the object of the game was to simultaneously detonate the explosives so as to implode the steel ball. The steel ball not being Uranium, there was little nuclear hazard. A typical day, the steel ball would be knocked off its pedestal by a slight retardation of charge to one or another explosive. Custer’s role was to use his method of photography for filming the nanosecond order of detonation. One day, Custer and a military officer entered the room following another trial. The steel ball was nowhere to be found, having imploded to dust. The settings or retardation of charge to explosives was simultaneous, and record had been kept of these settings. Immediately, the military officer ran out of the room to report to his superior. Implosion had been successful, and Custer had played his part in the war effort. Custer’s work was primarily in Ridgecrest, California, commuting home to Hawthorne through the desert. Following the use of a nuclear bomb against Japan in order to make a show of force to Hitler, the Axis had begun to crumble, and thanks to, and at a loss of life or limb to, many Allied servicemen and Japan, the war was won. Custer signed a petition to President Harry S. Truman that nuclear power henceforth only be used for peaceful purposes. Custer received an offer to teach at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) following his work at JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) at the California Institute of Technology, however declined because Persis could not bear

the eastern winters. On their honeymoon, Custer and Persis stayed in a hotel in Santa Barbara near the highway which was later to become a freeway. They fell in love with Santa Barbara, and following Custer’s completing his doctoral dissertation at Berkeley in 1947, having had Peter and with Francis one year old, the couple moved in 1950 from Persis’s folks in Hawthorne to Santa Barbara where they had Richard and Mary. Mr. Hughes had been kind and partially funded the startup of Santa Barbara Research Center, of which Custer was President. This followed the start-up of Pacific Mercury in Santa Barbara by Custer, financed by several gentlemen near Los Angeles. As an economist, Custer recommended I read the book Small is Beautiful by German born British economist E. F. “Fritz” Schumacher. Economics as if people mattered is how Custer led his life. Custer was a lifelong pacifist and member of the Third Order of St. Francis at the Old Mission. Custer retired in 1972 after having started his last company, the Te Company on Montecito Street. Custer said Te was the Japanese God of War. Perhaps Te did the Te Company in, as defense contracts were beginning to disappear. Custer was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Clyde Eugene Fell, his sister Luella Baum, and followed in death by his brother Edgar (Isabelle) Baum, wife Persis Eugenia (nee Fell) Baum, and eldest son Eugene Custer (Sandra) Baum. Custer is survived by sons Peter Joseph (Elaine) Baum, Francis Jesse (Eileen) Baum, Richard Anthony (Melanie) Baum and daughter Mary Persis (Eric Cantlay) Baum, as well as granddaughters Katrina (Paul) Stone, Maryann Joy Baum, Stephanie (Saul) Gonzalez, grandson Kevin A. Baum, great-granddaughters Leanne Gonzalez and Sophia Stone, nephew John Baum, nieces Theresa Shelley and Margaret (John) Doyle and grand-nieces Megan, Ashley, Alissa and Claire. In loving memory, Richard Anthony Baum

Gloria Armstrong Lehto 07/24/26-08/08/17

Died in Bend, Oregon on August 8, 2017 two weeks after her 91st birthday. She was born in Albany, New York the first of three siblings. Her first husband, Henry Patton Gulnac died in 1957 leaving her with two daughters. She married Bjorn Lehto in 1959 with whom she had her son, Thure Eric Lehto. While raising her family she lived in New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Georgia. She and Bjorn moved to Santa Barbara, California in 1987 where she lived at Rancho Santa Barbara and had many close friends. The last year of her life she moved to Bend, Oregon to be close to her son. She is predeceased by both of her husbands, her mother Mae (Van Dyke) Armstrong and her sister, Virginia Armstrong. She is survived by her brother Charles Armstrong and his wife, Shirley Kircher Armstrong of Wilton, New York; her daughter Ginger Woolf of Santa Barbara, California and her two granddaughters Grace Woolf, who is currently studying at NYU in New York City, and Claire Duval of Washington, DC; her daughter, Lee Gulnac Lehto and her husband, John Gallagher of East Blue Hill, Maine and her two grandsons, Phelan and Ross Gallagher of Arrowsic, Maine; and her son, Thure Eric Lehto and his wife Minda Lehto of Bend, Oregon. There will be private family memorials and a spreading of her ashes in both the Atlantic and Pacific.

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With the Trade Commission’s decision in favor of the petitioners, President Trump now has the ability to President Trump may deal a savage blow slap tariffs on the solar industry (long in his crosshairs to the solar-power industry, electricity as part of the “hoax” of climate change) in the name customers, and the nation’s economy. On September of protecting domestic manufacturing. Here thriller 22, the U.S. International Trade Commission decided turns to tragedy as misguided trade policy damages to recommend to the president that tariffs be imposed both our economy and environment. Suniva and on imported solar panels. The story leading to this SolarWorld are asking for a tariff that would just about disaster reads more like a thriller than what one might double the price of solar panels in the U.S. This tariff expect from an international trade case. The conse- would be immediate and unappealable after Trump’s quences will be immediate, deplorable, and felt by us likely decision in January. The net result would be all for years to come. If you have been considering an estimated 88,000 jobs lost in the solar industry solar panels on your roof, get them installed before (not including those from upstream suppliers of steel, January or see the price skyrocket. machinery, parts, etc.), 18,000 of them right here in It began when two bankrupt domestic solar panel California. The tariff would reduce solar installation manufacturers, Suniva and SolarWorld Americas, in the country by around 47 gigawatts over the next filed a “global safeguard” case under an obscure pro- five years, which is more than all the solar capacity vision of U.S. trade law complaining that foreign currently installed, at a loss of about $50 billion in imports of solar panels created an environment in investment. which U.S. manufacturers couldn’t compete. InterestEven those outside the industry are going to get ingly, unlike most trade cases, this one doesn’t assert hit in their pocketbooks. The irony of any criticism that there was any wrongdoing by foreign manufac- of importing cheap solar panels from abroad is that, turers or governments, such as dumping or illegal consequently, those inexpensive panels mean we all pay lower electricity prices. While solar energy is a relatively small portion of domestic electricity the story began when two bankrupt supply, it is the fastest growing. solar-panel manufacturers filed a Increasingly, its downward pricing effect is being felt on peak “global safeguard” case under an power prices across the country obscure provision of u.S. trade law. and nowhere more so than in California. Any tariff that artithe lawsuit, though ostensibly about ficially inflates the price of solar protecting american manufacturers, panels will certainly impact our involves Suniva and SolarWorld americas, electricity prices, either from more expensive panels on our companies owned by chinese roofs or more expensive power and german corporations. plants that drive up wholesale rates. What’s worse than all this is subsidies. It simply contends that without protection, that there will be no meaningful offset by the creation America can’t produce solar panels at competitive of domestic solar panel manufacturing jobs. More prices. than 90 percent of the solar panels deployed in the It seems important to note at this point that while U.S. are manufactured abroad. There is no conceivable the case is ostensibly about protecting American man- path to ramping up the scale of domestic manufacturufacturers, Suniva and SolarWorld are actually owned ing over the next 5 or 10 years to make up this gap, by Chinese and German companies, respectively. even if a tariff were to prop up prices to make it profitThe case was initially put forward by Suniva (Solar- able. The protectionist argument is flawed: Even if the World joined later), which at the time of filing was capabilities could be rolled out at scale in such a short already in bankruptcy proceedings. How does a com- time, economic law holds that if prices are forced to pany in bankruptcy fund a very expensive and risky rise, demand, and thus supply, will fall, meaning that trade suit? It gets bankrolled by the hedge fund SQN jobs must be lost as the industry contracts. 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This is America, so they free and exert my independence as I grew older. can’t force her to take their help, at least not until a I remember running along the plank-board- judge determines she is enough of a danger to herself floored maze that once was Piccadilly Square, where that the courts grant authority to force her to receive Paseo Nuevo mall now stands, where jawbreakers their care. could be had cheap at the candy counter. Donkey These local heroes, as this newspaper has rightly Kong and Ms. Pac-Man lived at the arcade that once called some of them in the past, work and struggle sat in Victoria Court, or maybe one block farther and innovate through highly complex human tragdown; I can’t recall exactly. The little old man who edies. They do everything they can with the relatively owned the toy shop on the corner of Victoria and little support they’ve got to help the meekest among Anacapa would kick down a small treasure if you us — those living without shelter and with severe were nice to him and lingered long enough. mental illness, a torturous, extremely painful exisI miss Santa Barbara’s smaller-town charm, but tence, wasting away on our streets. times change. I like what downtown is today. These are the same streets upon which the progresOnce I was old enough to work, I had a menagerie sives of our community have marched to protest in of jobs, all downtown: McConnell’s, where McDon- support of reason, equality, and human decency as ald’s now stands; Video Shmideo, the Downtown those values become woefully lacking among those Parking Lots. Working downtown, confined to a loca- holding our nation’s highest positions of power. When the president makes fun of a developmentally disabled reporter, we are rightfully appalled.We protest. We resist. We post it all on Facebook. When our own Democratic govWorking downtown, confined ernor gutted state funding for the developmentally disabled a few years to a location for long periods, ago, only a handful of people showed up at Alameda Park to share their put me in direct and extended disgust. Why did we not march then? contact with many of Santa Why is it that we fret and worry and vehemently demand that elected Barbara’s homeless characters. officials do something about the aggressive panhandling committed by a very annoying segment of our homeless population, but hardly a whisper is uttered as many others tion for long periods, put me in direct and extended slowly but surely waste away, hiding in plain sight, contact with many of Santa Barbara’s homeless char- helpless, vulnerable, continuously tortured right before our eyes? acters in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Calvin was the proverbial shell of a man, in his sixWhen we march down State Street protesting ties or seventies, with a stump for a left hand. His voice things happening in Washington, D.C., we march was a painful-sounding rasp. He spoke more with a right past the woman. I saw her yell something feebly mumble and a slur than any comprehensible lan- as the protesters passed. I couldn’t make out what she guage. Over time I gathered he had lost his hand early said with all the noise surrounding us. Maybe it was a in life working in a factory job, drifting ever since. call from her to them, a hope, perhaps, that they might Most days he sat filthily for hours at McDonald’s. see her as the human embodiment of the things they He loved their apple pies. Santa Barbara was where feared and protested. Or maybe she was just pissed his drifting would end as his body gave way to age, that they had invaded her space, her little piece of as his mind was tormented by mental illnesses, and sidewalk, and she wanted them all to get the hell away. There are no easy answers, no quick solutions to as both slowly succumbed to the ravages of living on these issues. Do we even look at them? Do we look the streets. There was Loretta, the always well-dressed woman away? in her mid-fifties with a misplaced air of royalty who A few years ago, as I walked up State Street one day, made Video Shmideo one of her regular haunts. She I saw a local elected official standing menacingly in front of a little old man on a bench outside the Fiesta would hang out for hours, sharing from her life. Never will I lose the mental image of Loretta one 5 movie theater. I don’t know what led up to this situbeautiful Sunday morning, entering the van of a ation, but the elected official was on the phone with creepy man whom I had noticed in the neighbor- the police, angrily demanding that they arrest the little hood months earlier for what she would later share old man. As he sat, visibly scared and angry, the little was a brief but financially profitable sexual encounter. old man repeated simply, “I’m not homeless. 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hey say character counts, but while many folks have been asleep or just passed out from exhaustion from working two or three jobs just to maintain shelter in this town, investors and out-of-town developers have been turning the last of the Southern California beach towns into a walled concrete jungle. Please go by 214 Anacapa Street and César Chávez between Haley and Cota streets to see what lies in store for every square inch of the Steinbeck-’30s-and-’40s industrial area’s eastside. Sure, there’s not much Mission-style or 19th-century Victorian, but here lies the real working neighborhood where much of the Riviera, Goleta, Noleta, Mesa, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria, and oceangoing enterprises were created. Should we just be resigned to the bulldozer and replacing a comfortable and aesthetically random set of buildings for three- and fourstory glass-and-concrete impersonal architecture? What would Pearl Chase say? The Funk Zone, which was supposed to be for artists, is now the Drunk Zone. The powers that be were so concerned about adding one more bar on State Street, yet by allowing lots of wine and beer bars, the rents are too expensive for artists to rent studio space. (Didn’t see that coming.) For those of us who grew up in Southern California, many are refugees who witnessed firsthand the destruction of our neighbor-

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side. She’s always the frontline when it came to debates —after which Bendy White and the others always seemed wiser and more partisan. It was, in my opinion, a farce. Like they always say, nothing moves fast at City Hall. I sincerely hope she’s coy enough to take the coming political rope-a-dope. Maybe my old adversary can give her advice on that.

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f you’ve attended the council meetings leading up to this election, you know Cathy Murillo’s the choice for mayor. First, we’re losing Mayor Helene Schneider, who, after the many occasions I have protested, earns my knee in gratitude. Next, those council meetings were rife with racial tensions and misconceptions regarding the city’s direction. Partisan politics was never so climactic. It’s no wonder citizens and incumbents alike were always looking higher up the political ladder. Will you be voting for the most vetted in that venture? Those mocking each other with age? Those who can’t retire because they spend their lives on other causes? I found both parties’ senior veterans proved most experienced in showmanship and underhanded tactics. I found them lacking in real connection with the community. “Downtown” money made sure of that. That was definitely Murillo’s thorn in the

hen DAWG (Dog Adoption and Welfare Group) volunteers began their work 25 years ago, the Santa Barbara Animal Shelter impounded about 2,000 lost and abandoned dogs each year, and the Santa Barbara Humane Society (SBHS) filled its kennels with dogs surrendered by their owners. The good news is that times have changed. Last year the Animal Shelter impounded 600 dogs, and owners surrendered fewer to SBHS. Recognition that almost all companion animals need to be spayed or neutered is the principal reason for this change. SBHS has always promoted spay/neuter and maintained an excellent clinic that makes this vital service affordable. It is easy to count the change in other people’s pockets and speculate how it might be better spent, but your article left out many facts [ ExecFired]. When DAWG was desperate for extra kennels, SBHS opened its doors. They’ve provided spay/neuter continued>

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served on the SBHS Board of Directors from 20122013, and I eventually concluded it will remain a dysfunctional entity unless there is an entirely new board. From my initial interview for the board, it was clear their main criterion was that I was not an “animal rights nut.” After attending many meetings at which no interest in animal welfare was expressed, I reviewed minutes from the past five years and found the same pattern. Numerous clear grounds for terminating Peggy Langle were known to the board. Finally, I asked the members whether any situation existed that would justify firing her. After a long pause, Boardmember Jim Taylor responded: “I can’t think of any.” At that point I resigned. Your investigation made them sacrifice her instead of themselves. In my opinion, the directors have grossly violated their fiduciary duties by allowing inhumane conditions and gross mismanagement. An enormous sum of money has been entrusted to SBHS from this community, and the obvious intent of these contributions has been ignored. Only a tiny part of the $30 million “endowment” is restricted, so arguing lack of funds is specious. Anyone knowledgeable about the animal welfare community knows the truth, but SBHS doles out money to other entities so no one will speak evil of it. There is a core group of SBHS directors who believe that they should serve for life. This travesty should not be allowed. If the board is not willing to reconstitute itself, I hope the Grand Jury will investigate and determine whether the abuse of fiduciary obligation by the board to animals and donors justifies intervention at —Tom Benham, S.B. another level.



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unnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS) has operated at the Animal Shelter next door to SBHS for 25 years. Our board of directors is aware of criticism that SBHS has not done all it could for homeless dogs and cats. However, credit should also be given where credit is due: SBHS has provided help to BUNS in making our county a no-kill county for rabbits. During the past 12 months, SBHS has been spaying and neutering rabbits at vastly reduced costs. Their veterinary staff is very professional and helpful. SBHS facilities are available for our Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig classes and Hoppy Hour events; we would be hard-pressed to find such suitable facilities. SBHS has made changes in recent years to provide better care for its dogs and cats. We are fortunate that many nonprofits and Animal Services work together to help animals and each other. SBHS has served Santa Barbara for 130 years. We wish them success in searching for a new director and hope this provides an opportunity for further changes and greater collaboration with the animal-welfare community. —Kimmy Swann, president, BUNS Board of Directors



he Santa Barbara Humane Society is at a crossroads. It can continue to hoard $25 million in assets and banking revenue surpluses ($4.7 million in 2015, according to its Form 990), caretaking empty buildings on its five-acre campus while resisting new programs — or it can step into the modern age of animal sheltering and make a world of difference for thousands of animals. What’s the first step? Bring in a new executive director with vision and serious animal-welfare chops. We’ve seen this trend in our region at Ventura County Animal Services, Woods Humane in San Luis Obispo, and Santa Maria Valley Humane. Angela Rockwell at ASAP has changed the nature of animal rescue in our community with innovative programs. Indeed, SBHS was sending cats to overcrowded ASAP for help rather than the reverse! With SBHS’s enormous resources and the right leadership, it could be a creative resource and regional leader in sheltering, humane education, spay-neuter outreach, and more. The buildings at SBHS need more than paint: They need the kind of rebuild that has made Santa Maria’s Humane Society the envy of the region. SBHS has the money; under new leadership, it could be spent to serve many more animals well. The animal-rescue community in Santa Barbara has been waiting for decades for this moment. We fervently hope that the SBHS board will rise to meet it. — Lee Heller, Summerland

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… the same people who use the homeless as an excuse when it is convenient [are now turning around and renting] space to a business guaranteed to see an uptick in nearby panhandling. … This is my neighborhood, and I would MUCH rather see our city incentivize renting to local businesses to help reinvigorate downtown than allow more strip-mall stores to continue to destroy the culture of downtown. — Melissa Fichera Compton

… downtown there are many low-tax-basis owners that have inherited and/or owned the property since the ’70s. It costs them nothing to carry the property, so they’d rather keep it vacant than start a decline in market prices (which will affect their other properties). — No1youNo The 7-Eleven at State and Mission was greatly booed. However, it is well stocked, [with] fresh fruit, salad, and sandwiches; [it has] parking; [it’s] quick in and out; and the staff are professional and fast. This is so much better than most of the current businesses downtown. — Meridith Moore

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¶ Regarding our endorsement of Measure C, the onecent city sales-tax increase, the City Clerk’s Office has clarified that the one-cent tax is per dollar. ¶ Last week’s Living page featured a story about Dealio (not The Dealio), whose meal deals can be found at And, as their aprons stated, the crew pictured in The Restaurant Guy works at Oat, not Oak, Bakery (5 W. Haley St.).

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Our names are, well, unpronounceable in your language, so just call us “Fred” and “Ethel.” We come from a solar system that you’ve never heard of, in a galaxy far, far away. ¶ A few days ago, we crashed our Hyperion 3000-JJ Transporter — what you single-planeters apparently call a flying saucer or, even more offensive, a UFO — into the shoreline of your town. Luckily, it was a soft, sandy landing, so we survived. But Santa Barbara wasn’t our intended destination. ¶ No, after entering the atmosphere near something called the “Space Needle” (not even close!), we zipped down the coastline in search of this magical place called Hollywood. Apparently, they’re welcoming to beings of all shapes, colors, and backgrounds, and they might even put you in the movies! ¶ However, while starting our descent, we clipped a big orange bridge at the mouth of a large bay and started hurling down, right toward your town. ¶ Rather than fret over our dashed celluloid dreams, we decided to make the best of it and enjoy what appeared to be a very lovely place. The mountains, the beach, the shopping, the Funk Zone (do you sell any of those to go?) — you folks have got it all. So we hit State Street in search of clues about which places to spend our Bitcoin. ¶ Lo and behold, we found this Best Of Santa Barbara guide. What a treat! ¶ In no time, we were scarfing down bacon charburgers at The Habit, guzzling cocktails at Joe’s, and speaking to Airport Motors about getting the Hyperion back in working order. ¶ But you know what? While it certainly ain’t Hollywood, this little city of yours is pretty sweet. So we’re gonna stay put, at least until we hit every one of this year’s winners. ¶ And if you spot us cruising Butterfly Beach at sunset, camping at El Capitán State Beach, or sipping on a sour beer at Lama Dog, be sure to say hi. You’ll never guess what we have on this Trump dude. ®

—Fred & Ethel

Best Fest tonight!

Help us celebrate those who are out of this world! Come to the Indy’s Best Fest tonight, Thursday, October 19, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Carriage and Western Art Museum of S.B. (129 Castillo St.). Enjoy sips and bites from many of the winning restaurants, wineries, and breweries.

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By the looks of The French Press’s patio, most Santa Barbarans are more than sufficiently caffeinated. Owned by Dune Coffee Roasters, The French Press transformed from a small shop to a Santa Barbara establishment in just a few years. It opens at 6 a.m. The service is always fast. With three locations, it’s the easiest place in town to book a meeting. Keep in mind that you will definitely run into someone you know.

If you’ve had enough coffee for the day, or want to boost your Southern California identity, head down State Street to Juice Ranch. The pressed juices, in glass milk-style bottles, come in every color of the rainbow, especially green. If you can’t decide, the fun names — The Yoda, Dandy Liver, Fennel in the Machine — might help you narrow it down.

When your friends call to say they’re grabbing a drink at Enterprise, don’t think twice about whether or not you have time to meet them. With well cocktails at $5.50 a bucket, they aren’t going anywhere. Margaritas are $5.50, as well. If you’re a beer drinker, 20-ounce draught beers are six bucks. For hors d’oeuvres, get the steamed mussels, popcorn shrimp, fried calamari, shrimp quesadilla, or poké, all nine bucks or less.

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3558 State St., 687-7196, You can’t find more little glass jars filled with tea leaves than you can at Vices & Spices. There are more than 50 varieties. It’s a small, mellow place, perfect to enjoy a cup of whatever you want. The jasmine pearl green tea and the Assam tara tea are the most popular. (For coffee drinkers, try the Obama blend, made with coffee beans from Kenya, Indonesia, and Hawai‘i.) It’s tucked away on upper State Street — don’t miss it.

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Multiple locations, At Blenders, you can pretend you’re on a juice cleanse, but really you’re enjoying a milkshake made with enough calories to get you through the afternoon. Add whey protein, chia seeds, bee pollen, and more for no additional charge. If you want to limit calories, they offer shots of wheatgrass and fresh juices, including orange, apple, ginger, parsley, garlic, spinach, and more.

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116 Santa Barbara St., 880-3364, There’s a new Dog in the Zone, and he’s got a lot of friends. Lama Dog was named after owner Pete Burnham’s Tibetan mastiff, and it’s got some of the same loveable qualities attributed to that noble breed, like being independent and intelligent. Fortunately for us, this Funk Zone spot also has an incredible revolving selection of top-quality craft beers, along with hard-to-find bottles and Norbert Schulz’s nifty street-food style restaurant, the Nook, nestled right inside its Waterline location. The Dog’s personable staff of beer-loving adventurers will be sure to cater to your every whim, whether it involves IPAs, porters, stouts, sours, or all of the above.

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Multiple locations, When Fig opened in the Funk Zone in 2013, patrons rejoiced over cheap, tasty beer; free pretzels; and the relaxed indoor/outdoor atmosphere. Since then, several breweries have mimicked its successful model. And even though it’s only been a few years, many of its beers — Hoppy Poppy, Hurricane Deck, and Lizard’s Mouth — have become staples in Santa Barbara. Go with friends, or make new ones sitting solo at the bar. Either way, you won’t have a bad time.

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Demetria Estate 6701 Foxen Canyon Rd., Los Olivos, 686-2345, Demetria Estate traces its name and heritage to Greece, where founder Jack Zahoudanis grew up on a farm. The winery, one stop on Foxen Canyon Road, is named after Demeter, the Greek goddess of harvest and agriculture. Its pinot noirs have received high reviews by wine critics, specifically the 2014 label. For wine tasting, Saturday is the busiest day, so if you’re bringing a big group of friends, call ahead.

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Municipal Winemakers 22 Anacapa St., 931-6864, Eleven years ago, Municipal Winemakers became one of the first tasting rooms in the Funk Zone, when the neighborhood was still mainly an artist enclave. Now, though dozens of wine-tasting rooms exist there, Muni has still been voted the best. What’s new is that owner Dave Potter now produces wine — with French and Australian influences — in downtown Santa Barbara at The Mill on Haley Street. He still sources locally from a dozen different vineyards.

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Captain Jack’s 564-1819, If you don’t think you’ve heard of Captain Jack’s, you’ve certainly seen the brightyellow convertible jeep zipping around town before heading up to the Santa Ynez Valley for an afternoon of wine tasting. There’s nothing like a cool afternoon wine buzz enhanced by the wind in your face. It beats the claustrophobia of a limo.

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813 Anacapa St., 845-8435, At Margerum Wine Company, paying close attention to every aspect of the process seems to come naturally. Raised on family trips to France and in the fertile atmosphere of his parents’ various kitchens, founder Doug Margerum continues to approach the wine business with deep curiosity and a passion for its distinctively personal and seasonal aspects. “The wine business is very collegial,” he writes; “we enjoy our customers and our competitors.” He attributes the consistency with which his team produces exceptional wines to maintaining an optimal scale of production, one at which, he says, “We can touch and know the wine as it is raised to the bottle — the antithesis of mass production.”

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Frequent wine-shop category winner The Winehound continues to stand tall among our readership despite strong competition. Possibly it’s the uncommon care with which it curates the large selection of Santa Barbara wines to be found in its discreet establishment at La Cumbre Plaza, or maybe it’s the excellent deals it offers on hardto-find and undervalued wines through its email list. Either way, The Winehound remains a consistently great place for every kind of wine customer, from the collector to the quaffer. Thanks to the proprietors’ nonstop tasting of everything under the sun, there’s always something special on special in this Santa Barbara institution.

When it comes to the coveted martini category, nobody puts Harry’s in a corner! (They don’t have to — it’s already in one.) The secret to this establishment’s seemingly unbeatable way with gin and vermouth is a clever combination of the pour and the glassware. First, they pour a bucketsized jigger of gin into a pint glass with some ice and vermouth, and then they stir and strain until the martini glass is full. Finally, they set both the martini and what’s left in the pint glass in front of the drinker. Repeat the order, if you dare, or share the leftover, if you don’t dare. Regardless, with one of these see-through marvels in your hand, you are well on your way to a great night.

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Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant

131 Anacapa St., Ste. B., 284-0380,

There’s no better place in Santa Barbara to drink French wines, and no better place anywhere to compare our own Rhône rangers to their amis from overseas. Les Marchands offers impeccable programming for the oenophile every night of the week, with events ranging from Chicken and Waffles Monday nights to somm-guided tastings and elaborate winemaker dinners, and their deep team of distinguished wine professionals somehow carries the whole thing off as if it were not a big deal. Whether you go for a $15 late-afternoon educational tasting session with retail manager Jeremy Bohrer or hand the keys to your chateau to Ned Creed, director of private cellar management, you’re sure to drink incredible wines that you’re unlikely to best of encounter anywhere else.

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1324 State St., 962-7117, Appropriately enough for a restaurant that rules in the margarita category, the folks at Carlitos define their version of what it means to be the best as “making sure people are having a good time all the time.” Having been in business since 1978, that means having pleased an enormous number of people over the years dishing out both traditional and modern margaritas alongside the kind of food — grilled Anaheim chiles, albóndigas soup, ribs, tostadas, and enchiladas — that they love to eat themselves. In response to this recognition from the Independent’s readers, the entire staff, from the kitchen to the front of the house, sends out a hearty “Gracias!”

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Joe’s Café

536 State St., 966-4638, Does Joe’s Café serve Santa Barbara’s stiffest drinks? It’s one of those questions that just seems to answer itself, like “Is the Pope Catholic?” This and other conversation topics await those intrepid souls who brave the convivial atmosphere and three-deep crowds that swarm the bar at Joe’s every evening. Serving honest drinks and delicious food for decades, Joe’s continues to host some of the city’s longest-running social groups, including politicians, artists, actors, and the occasional celebrity. Never mind the clamor, and get yourself another cocktail. There’s only one Joe’s in this town, and it’s up to you to make the most of it.

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David Burkholder and his team own this category as though it has their name on it. With a prime location that’s equally convenient for Westsiders and Eastsiders, and close enough to the beach to make it a prime late-afternoon stop while you’re still in your bathing suit, The Neighborhood Bar & Grill is all things to all drinkers. Sports on television? Check. Games like pool, ping-pong, darts, and foosball? Yeah, they got that. Will we have to sit inside? Not with a giant patio deck, you won’t. You can even wear a cardigan and make like Mr. Rogers, because this Neighborhood will take you straight to the land of make-believe.

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1212 State St., 845-8754, With a name taken from an obscure Ernest Hemingway story, you just know that The Good Lion will be bringing the same sophisticated yet rugged taste to its cocktail offerings. Master mixologist Brandon Ristaino moved to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles in 2014, accompanied by a wife, Misty, he was delighted to keep and a nickname he was ready to drop: the “Bourbon Baron.” Apparently, his reputation preceded him, because within the first week a towering Santa Barbara local turned up looking for some of the Baron’s legendary bourbon drinks. Ristaino, who hews more to the small-batch gin side of things at The Good Lion, nevertheless obliged, and the two have been buddies ever since.

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Lazy Acres Market 302 Meigs Rd., 564-4410, Easy access to the shoreline, great views from the Douglas Family Preserve, close to downtown but feels like a sleepy surf town — there are plenty of reasons why so many love to live on the Mesa, one of Santa Barbara’s proudest neighborhoods. But Lazy Acres sits right near the top of that list, and it’s the primary reason so many of us from other parts of town find ourselves in the area, wandering the aisles in search of the latest nutritional godsend, herbal elixir, or trendy get-well beverage. This award specifically calls out the market’s healthy offerings, but Lazys (as it’s colloquially known) also offers a vibrant selection of fresh-made deli items, whose wholesome ingredients make for great medicine themselves.

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It’s almost like cheating: Where else are you going to find the freshest fish in town than down by where the fishing boats park in the Santa Barbara Harbor? That’s where the Santa Barbara Fish Market has sold right-off-the-boat cuts of halibut, salmon, sea bass, and black cod for more than 15 years, not to mention tons of shellfish, seafood salads, and all the fixings you need to make your dinner delicious. “Being best shows that our patrons appreciate the ongoing effort Santa Barbara Fish Market team members make to provide our community with the very freshest seafood and great service,” said Brian Colgate, the market’s president and operations director. “Thanks to all who voted for us! We are grateful for their passion of seafood and for supporting the Santa Barbara Fish Market!”

Eui and Amanda Oh’s family moved to Santa Barbara nine years ago to open Yogurtland, and it quickly became a favorite for those seeking a cool, creamy treat, with a second location hitting Goleta in 2013. They believe the hands-on, DIY system of their fro-yo is why their self-serve lines are so jam-packed. “You can customize your creation your own way, as much or as little as you want,” said Eui. “The best part of owning Yogurtland here in Santa Barbara is that we want to create positive experiences, making someone’s bad day good or someone’s good day great! We hear all the time that parents bring in their kids to enjoy our healthy yogurt because it’s a great bonding experience with their family.”

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Cantwell’s Market & Deli 1533 State St., 966-3902, “Great food, friendly service, and the consistency of excellence” is why cashier Rick Wright believes Cantwell’s Market & Deli at State and Arrellaga streets is our readers’ favorite for everyday eats. Its deli offers great made-to-order as well as grab’n’-go options, its wine offerings run the gamut from gourmet to super-affordable, and its snack options, while featuring classic Americana, lean heavily into the organic and trendy. That combo is corner-store gold.

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Chocolate Maya 15 W. Gutierrez St., 965-5956, Since 2007, when Maya Schoop-Rutten opened her eponymous chocolate store on lower State Street, the Swiss-born chocolatier has been entertaining our collective sweet tooth, educating all about the wonders of the cacao plant, and advocating for sustainable options. She credits the “gourmandism of our customers; the wonderful, laid-back atmosphere; and the vista out of our kitchen windows” as keys to success. “All of us at Chocolate Maya have great pride in being voted the best, and we will never stop trying to be even better!” she said.

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Spudnuts Donuts Multiple locations, Spudnuts of Santa Barbara, which includes shops in Isla Vista and Goleta, follows the potato-based dough recipe invented by the Pelton brothers of Salt Lake City back in 1939. But that hasn’t changed the visceral reaction of its fans to the classic doughnutshop aromas. “I remember two boys running into the doughnut shop, and one boy shouted, ‘Let it run through your nose! The smell, the smell! We’re here! Doughnuts! We are here for you!’” recalled manager Dolly Chang, who started the franchises more than 15 years ago. “They both just stood there on their tippy toes and took a big whiff with their eyes closed.” She loves being a part of people’s daily routine, explaining, “My favorite part of the job is to see how fast we can make someone smile with just a bite of a doughnut and a sip of coffee.”

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It’s been nearly a decade since this cupcake-baking hub — not to mention quite a reliably tasty café — opened on the corner of Anacapa Street and Arlington Avenue, and it continues winning in this category that might as well have been created just for it. “Crushcakes Café is my dream, my passion, what I think about when I go to bed, and what I think about when I wake up in the morning,” said owner Shannon Gaston, who is looking to expand into more catering, wedding cakes, and, maybe, Portland, Oregon. “I am always imagining how we can do things better, what new menu items we can provide, and how to be the best we can be. Recently a customer thanked me for having a very ‘progressive menu.’ That meant a lot to me because I really take the time to try new things, such as our new Urban Tacos, which are gluten-free and vegan!”

Everything from rainbow bagels to proposals in their restaurants have been part of the Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels experience, said proprietor Doralee Jacobson, as she laughed heartily. And well she might. Since opening in 1995, her bagelry has won Best Bagel Shop for the past 22 years. Jack’s easily bakes a million of the noshables a year, redolent with the high-gluten flour the bakers use to create a superior crust. And the tried-and-true remain Jacobson’s customers’ favorite: plain bagels with regular cream cheese.

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Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach 2981 Cliff Dr., 898-2628, Whether it’s January or July, you can expect Boathouse’s glassed-in patio to be packed. If you’re lucky, you can squeeze into the few seats at the outdoor bar. It’s the who’s who of Santa Barbara while still being perfectly casual. The people watching (and dog watching) at Hendry’s Beach will keep you entertained all day. And if it’s Sunday (or any day that ends with “y”), chances are you’ll want Boathouse’s award-winning Bloody Mary, the perfect mix of spicy tomato, vodka, celery, olives, horseradish, pepper, and lemon. It’s practically a juice cleanse, especially if you have two.

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Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market Multiple locations, 962-5354, Where does one go to find the freshest produce straight from a farmer? It’s a no-brainer, when the Santa Barbara Farmers Market runs markets six days a week from Solvang to Carpinteria. “We are surrounded by a thriving agricultural sector, rich soil, and pristine weather. These are ideal growing conditions for everything from beets, carrots, and lettuce to avocados, dragon fruit, Satsuma mandarins, and figs,” said longtime manager Sam Edelman. “The face-to-face experience between our local agricultural producers and customers is amazing — seeing happy kids with a fresh spring strawberry, and those excited for a new culinary experience when encountering something they had never seen before.”

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Jane 6940 Marketplace Dr., Goleta, 770-5388, Buzz has been building about Jane at the Marketplace, a larger, outdoorsier version of Jane on State Street. Host Tara Egger attributed it to a “really exquisite atmosphere” that marks the cozy yet beautiful spot out at one of the most popular destinations on the South Coast. The phenomenal happy hour doesn’t hurt — the blood-orange margarita and lavender lemonade are big favorites, she mentioned — nor does the restaurant’s Jane’s Burger, a melt-in-your-mouth concoction of caramelized onions, gouda cheese, and a homemade bun topped with sesame seeds. Gourmet comfort food, indeed.



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Sly’s 686 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, 684-6666, Listening to James Sly talk about the crusty French loaves his restaurant bakes, or its Sunday chicken pot pies or the sand dabs — rated a “best choice” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch — is enough to make a person swoon even before Sly begins to mention the desserts of local berries or a sundae made with Rori’s outrageously delicious ice cream. Lucky Carpinterians can just stroll on over to Linden Avenue for a taste, something lots of people drive to do from all around. Praising his skilled kitchen staff and friendly wait and bar staff, Sly modestly said, “We are honored to have been chosen.”

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Freebirds World Burrito 879 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista, 968-0123, Freebirds World Burrito is a phenomenon unto itself, one of the best reasons to get in the car and head over to Isla Vista (aside from the beaches and its giant scholarly neighbor’s libraries, museums, and theatrical performances, of course). Mark Orfalea’s burrito stand has been keeping students from starving for three decades now, heaping giant flour tortillas with a fresh, healthy smorgasbord of beans and rice, veggies, meats, and cheese, not to mention a complete complement of salsas and the

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The Honor Bar 1255 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, 969-6964, In just over two years, The Honor Bar has risen to top our readers’ favorites list as the place to dine in Montecito. General Manager Nicholas Asoli didn’t even have to pause to think about what people most liked to order: “When I talk with our guests, they want to know about the crispy chicken sandwich; it is so popular.” And accompanying that buttermilk fried chicken with spicy slaw and baby Swiss tends to be the Honor Bar Margarita, the hands-down favorite on the cocktail menu, splashed with limes and lemons fresh-squeezed every morning.

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Cold Spring Tavern 5995 Stagecoach Rd., 967-0066, “There’s nothing like us around, anywhere,” said General Manager Donna Mudge, former owner of Sojourner Café, on what makes Cold Spring Tavern such a special place. “We’ve got the history, the location up in the mountains and in the trees, and it feels like a family.” From legendary tri-tip bluegrass brunches to gourmet game like venison, rabbit, and rattlesnake, the romantic saloon is a Santa Ynez Valley treasure that’s drawn traveling gourmands for decades. “We’re glad we’re still here and we made it through the fire, and we can all still have a place [where] everyone can come and gather and eat.”


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“Winning best Appetizers/Tapas for the 11th year in a row really feels like a milestone to us at Milk & Honey,” said front-of-house manager Julia McAdams. “Not only is it a pat on the back for our efforts … but it challenges us to best ourselves and continue to challenge ourselves to keep up with the ever-evolving dining scene in Santa Barbara.” Year after year, our readers love their small, flavorful, inventive bites, like prosciutto bundles with goat cheese, apricot, wildflower honey, and balsamic, or the Lamburgini lamb sliders with raisins and pesto. “We could go on,” McAdams said of the tantalizing small bites, “but part of the fun is deciding for yourself!”

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Cajun Kitchen Multiple locations, It’s the crack of dawn, you’re hungry, and you know where you’re going to go before you even shut off the alarm clock: Cajun Kitchen. Serving everyone from area families who bond over blackened meats and gumbo to police officers starting their morning shifts over beignets to bleary-eyed Isla Vista itinerants seeking hangover cures, Cajun Kitchen is nothing short of a breakfast institution to all walks of life. Breakfast excellence, it seems, is something of a family tradition there. “This award makes us appreciate all of the hard work our father [Richard] did throughout the years and inspires us to continue his legacy,” co-owner Juan Jimenez said.

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Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara 1260 Channel Dr., 969-2261, Of all mealtimes, none has seen such a recent renaissance as brunch, with drawn-out morning dine-outs of craft cocktails and eggy delights commanding Instagram foodie feeds. To our readers, there is no better place to make your lazy Sunday a luxurious one than Bella Vista, the Four Seasons Resort’s oceanside eatery, where you can indulge in champagne brunch, raw seafood, house-cured charcuterie, a rotating selection of carved meats, and beautiful desserts. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys are a good hook, said assistant food and beverage manager Tatiana Konovalov, but “the occasional dolphin sighting is the cherry on top!”

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1202 Chapala St., 560-6028, Dim sum and then some — for chowing down on Chinese eats, China Pavilion is the place to go. Our readers love the bounty of dumplings, buns, wraps, and rolls that head chef Peter Chen whips up with exceptional skill, along with an exhaustive menu of favorites, from orange chicken to steamed fish to authentic Szechuan hot pots. Serenely beautiful décor and a kind serving staff add to the charm in the Chapala spot, with its atmospherics heightening the savory flavors.

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Mesa Verde 1919 Cliff Dr., 963-4474, Greening the Mesa neighborhood with a cornucopia of creative vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, Mesa Verde makes a natural choice for our readers’ favorite veggie food stop. Nowhere else in town offers such imaginatively concocted meat- and dairy-free dishes like these, with jackfruit “chorizo,” pulled smoked mushroom, and cashew cheese holding their own as exciting centerpieces in tacos, sandwiches, and salads. For green gastronomes, it’s the top of the crop.

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The Blue Owl 5 W. Canon Perdido St., 705-0991, It’s late, you’re strolling (or slightly stumbling) down State Street with a grumbling stomach following your evening festivities, and where do you turn? Our readers like to head down Canon Perdido to The Blue Owl, the long-standing late-night haven that’s taken up roost in their hearts and gullets ever since it graduated from its Zen Yai pop-up space. Crazy good munchies like the Thai Basil Cheeseburger, the Crabmelt, and the Kimcheezer satisfy the kind of cravings you never knew you had ’til then. Should your hungers or labors linger into the dawn, they have brunch now, too.

F i n a l i s t: e d o M a S a indian restaurant

Flavor of India 3026 State St., 682-6561, A perennial favorite, Flavor of India has drawn the admiration of readers for over two decades. That must be some good karma there, or at least some very good food. Its all-you-caneat lunch buffet remains a great deal,

its curries are as creamy and delicately spiced as they come, and vegans will go happy here with the very veggieforward menu. With other Indian restaurants having come and gone in Santa Barbara, it’s all the more a testament to Flavor of India’s quality that it continues to be our readers’ favorite.

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Ca’ Dario 37 E. Victoria St., 884-9419, In 2017, Ca’Dario celebrated its 20th anniversary, and 20 years on, the trattoria remains an enduring favorite for exquisite northern Italian food. While it’s known for its bubbling-hot-fresh pizza and rich, rustic ravioli, Dario Furlati said it’s his restaurant’s staff that deserves the real credit. “They have helped keep the consistency of food and service. The award should go to them,” he said. With Goleta and Public Market expansions expected in the coming months, readers will have even more Ca’Dario to choose from. Mangia!

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Los Agaves Multiple locations, “Mil gracias!” said Los Agaves owners Carlos and Christian Luna to our readers, who picked the ever-expanding S.B. staple as their favorite Mexican restaurant in town. Calling it “an incredible honor,” the owners thank “our dedicated team of employees that work so hard every day, our loyal customers that we are lucky to call friends, and the great communities that we are proud to be a part of.” And part they are: With more locations than ever, there’s hardly a corner in town where you’d be bereft of their delicious burritos mojados, salmon tacos, and extensive salsa bar. From happy customers, the gratitude is mutual.

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Rusty’s Pizza Parlor Multiple locations, 564-1111, My next-door neighbor has Rusty’s Pizza delivered at least three times a week. It’s delicious, tasty, and always on time. There might be as many Rusty’s Pizza delivery cars as there are taxis in the city of Santa Barbara. With seven



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locations from Carpinteria to Goleta, Rusty’s is always just a short drive away. If you decide to dine in, you will for sure share the space with AYSO teams, Little Leagues, and boys’ and girls’ 6th birthday parties.

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Wildwood Kitchen 410 E. Haley St., 845-3995, Located inside the new hipster Haley Street hangout known as The Mill, Wildwood Kitchen has a rustic woodframing-and-exposed-brick ambience. Sit inside to watch the chef in the open kitchen, or head to the sunny patio. The first thing you’ll be presented with is five different sauces: super-hot habanero, coffee, traditional, mustard, and jalapeño. If you are unsure where to start, opt for the Sampler Platter. It’s filled with chicken, tri-tip, and ribs, each grilled to perfection. The salads are huge; the kale is garnished with cranberries and fried onions. Wash it all down with a Tea & T — Earl Grey–infused Tanqueray on the rocks.

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22 N. Milpas St., Ste. A, 966-5151 “We did it again after 34 years of being the ‘best,’” said Kris Lertchareonyong, whose family runs the restaurant. Year after year, Your Place has been the place for Thai in S.B. according to our readers, who crave its curries, drunken noodles, and sumptuous soups. The Eastside institution earns extra props for its fabulous décor. As for its recipe for success, it’s pretty simple. “People like our food, and we are proud of it,” Lertchareonyong says. “Thank you, and we love you!”

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Arigato Sushi 1225 State St., 965-6074, A temple for creative takes on sushi, Arigato is still spoken of with unparalleled reverence among raw-fish fanatics years after its opening. From the Fiesta roll, with its spicy kick, to the delicately drizzled bluefin tuna carpaccio to the Rincon Magic sushi pizza, Arigato’s oh-so-S.B. reimaginings of classic sushi make it the no-brainer destination for refined raw and seared offerings. Chef and owner Bill Kaneko, the culinary wizard behind these creations, said he and the restaurant staff gladly accept the award with “honor” and “pride.”

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South Coast Deli Multiple locations, A daily buzz and bustle surrounds South Coast Deli, our readers’ favorite spot to grab a sandwich. The sammies stack high with almost any meat a luncher could want, the lines run long, and smiles abound on both sides of the counter. It’s all about the customer service, says Richie Gonzalez at the Chapala branch, as they aim to make the deli “your home away from home.” Gissel Castano-Diaz at the Patterson location said, “The amount of smiles and good energy interchanged is unreal. Oftentimes I go home after a day of work with sore cheeks from all the smiling I did!”

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38 W. Victoria St., Ste. 109, 335-2426, In S.B.’s rapidly rising ramen scene, the 20-seat, 640-squarefoot Public Market noodle bar, Empty Bowl, beat out the competition. A few slurps in, it’s easy to taste why: Here, flavors run deep, with unctuous goodness inspired best of by the street markets of Thailand, bolsanta barbara stered by stick-to-your-rib ingredients ®

24 W. Figueroa St., 962-6611, With over 41 delicious and incredibly healthful ingredients to pick from, including an entire farm’s worth of vegetables, house-roasted meats, and homemade dressings, it’s no surprise why Savoy Café & Deli ranks as our readers’ favorite salad bar, and has year after year. Cofounder Paul Shields expressed deep gratitude to his loyal customers. “We simply wouldn’t be able to be doing what we love without all the support, encouragement, and appetites that everyone brings to us day after day!” he said. “Thank you to all who continue to fuel your bodies with clean, green salads!”


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The Habit Burger Grill Multiple locations, A Santa Barbara original, The Habit is now a publicly traded enterprise with 189 restaurants. Its hamburgers are to die for, and its shakes are even better (try mixing strawberry and chocolate). If it’s the lunch hour, it’s packed. You can also identify it by the plumes of smokes coming off the charbroiled grills that look like they’d fit in at a Hawaiian roadside barbecue shack. Regardless of the season, the first juicy bite will make you feel as though it’s a hot summer day.

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Brophy Bros. Clam Bar & Restaurant 119 Harbor Wy., 966-4418, Always jam-packed with diners clamoring for its clam chowder (a perennial Best Of winner), fish ’n’ chips, and fresh, raw oysters, the popular Brophy Bros. ranks as the seafood favorite for our readers. Whether it’s savory grilled offerings like sea bass or swordfish or crunchy fried shrimp and calamari, the seafood’s served straight-up here and best enjoyed with one of Brophy’s marvelous Bloody Marys. With sweeping views of mountains and mariners unloading their day’s catch, the Bros.’ sunsetperfect atmosphere assures the crowds will remain happy as clams.

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The Natural Café Multiple locations, The Natural Café is a healthy restaurant that is actually healthy, and the kind of place you actually want to go to every week. Sit outside on the patio and feel like it’s not Monday at noon. It has huge, hearty salads; beautifully stacked deli sandwiches; and a selection of soups. But it’s prized for its veggie burgers. Try the Good Karma Burger. And don’t even think about skimping on the avocado or jack cheese.

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Lilly’s Taquería Two locations, Don’t make the mistake of having friends in town for the weekend without taking them to Lilly’s. A hole-in-the-wall on the lower part of Chapala Street, the flagship location hugs the freeway (there’s also a location in Goleta’s Storke Plaza). It’s remarkably affordable (tacos are $1.94 each) and offers carne missing from most menus: cabeza (head), cachet (cheek), lengua (tongue), labio (lip), and ojo (eye). On the weekend, you get tripas best of can (that’s beef santa barbara intestines). “If you ®

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made up of gas stations, banks, athletic clubs, and body shops. Once you walk into Chuck’s tiki-themed joint, you’ve entered a truly established Santa Barbara hangout. If you are not a carnivore, the seafood is also fresh and tasty. If you are a night owl, try the late-night food and drink menu, available from 9 p.m. until closing every night.

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It makes perfect sense that a Cajun creole restaurant has Southern hospitality and, therefore, the best service in town. It feels as if the waiter is reading your mind (I rarely even have to ask for the cornbread muffins and Cajun Martini). The food is mouthwatering. Try the Gumbo Ya Ya and the rice and beans. You’ll be tempted to pocket the Tabasco sauce.


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Chuck’s of Hawai‘i 3888 State St., 687-4417, It’s dark, it’s romantic, and the hand-cut steaks are perfect. The menu is on a lancer’s bottle. Don’t be fooled by the neighborhood

9 W. Victoria St., 730-1160, According to our readers, bouchon c’est magnifique for whipping out classic dishes like salade Lyonnaise, French onion soup, and seared sea scallops with a Santa Barbara wine country twist. Just as our American Riviera recalls the French coast but with an incomparably Californian climate and vibe, locals and world travelers alike love how bouchon blends the culinary cultures. “Chef Greg Murphy has the best of both worlds,” said proprietor Mitchell Sjerven, as he combines classic techniques and “an abundance of local products” to help “elevate ‘old-school French’ to a fresher, more localized approach that modern diners crave.”

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“We work to provide a safe place for kids to connect with nature and to discover how their actions, sometimes very simple actions, can help the planet,” said Aaron Marshall, the zoo’s director of education, of what being “the best” means to him. Kids ages 3-12 learn about critters with whom we share the planet through hands-on science activities, games, and crafts. Campers can also get the opportunity for some nose-to-snout time feeding a wild beasty. “One of the most exciting moments for me this summer was watching the ‘Jr. Veterinarian’ campers practice giving stitches on oranges, bananas, and hot dogs,” said Marshall. “Thank you to the generations of campers who continue to make every day of every week special at the zoo.”

F i n a l i s t: M a r t i a l a r t s Fa M i ly F i t n e s s Toy STore • Children’S CloThing STore

Chicken Little 1236 State St., 962-7771, You don’t have to be a child — or a parent — to delight in what Chicken Little has to offer. From the plushest of stuffed animals to the latest educational toys to the coolest tot togs, this shop has been the go-to place for fare both essential (e.g., bottles, car seats, strollers, onesies) and unique (e.g., a baby grand piano for budding Mozarts) since Jennifer and Gregory Bouma opened it in 1979. Originally calling their store Chicken Lips (hee hee hee), the Boumas changed its name when they moved to their current location in 1981. This year the shop won in two categories — Toy Store and Children’s Clothing Store. What keeps them going? “Our love of people, especially helping first-time parents,” according to their website.

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YMCA Multiple locations, One of the many major decisions facing parents is where to leave your child when you must go to work, run essential errands, or even get in a good workout. Fortunately for Santa Barbarans, there is the YMCA. Voted best daycare facility year after year, the Y offers high-quality, com-

petitively priced programs to ensure your kid is learning, having fun, and being watched over. With a branch in Santa Barbara since 1887, the YMCA has had more than a century of catering to our community, revamping programs for kids as the times dictate. Its core mission remains the same, however: providing a nurturing atmosphere for the youth of Santa Barbara.

documentation for major corporations, I have learned that there is no greater pleasure for a linguist than helping children explore new cultures and languages,” said Rose.

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699-6705, Learning a foreign language as a teenager or an adult can seem insurmountable at times. That’s why it’s better to learn a second (or third) tongue as a child — preferably before the age of 11, studies show. With that in mind, linguist Aurélie Rose McKaig started her popular after-school tutoring program to help children develop strong foreign language skills. “Language and cultural education has proven to be helpful in the development of children, and it is very special for us to know that we are making a difference in the lives of our students and community,” said Rose. The program offers instruction in French, Spanish, ESL, Russian, Chinese, and sign language. “Having translated for companies around the world on everything from cancer research for the World Health Organization to technical

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One of the most important decisions parents must make is whom to entrust with their child’s physiological well-being, hence choosing a pediatrician can be a heady task. To help narrow down the field, the Independent puts the question to readers in our annual Best Of issue, and for the second year in a row, Dr. David Abbott has been deemed the best children’s doctor by voters. A graduate of Pennsylvania’s Drexel University College of Medicine, Abbott is affiliated with Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez and has been in practice for more than two decades, making sure your offspring — from infants to teens — are as healthy as can be.

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La Cumbre Animal Hospital 110 S. La Cumbre Rd., 967-0121, For folks who have furry family members, nothing beats a reliable, trusted veterinary. With a mission statement that reads, “Our purpose is to provide the highest level of medical care and compassion for our patients and our clients,” it’s no wonder that Indy readers once again voted La Cumbre Animal Hospital the best pet hospital in town. Owned and operated by Dr. Beverly Holmes, who specializes in internal medicine, surgery, and critical care, and Dr. Eve Kuesis, a graduate of the prestigious UC Davis vet program, La Cumbre offers myriad services, including diagnostics, endocrinology, dermatology, geriatric medicine, pain management, oral surgery, and laser therapy. Holmes and Kuesis are carrying on a tradition of animal care at La Cumbre that began when the clinic was founded in the 1950s.

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The Little Dog House 5758 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 964-2446, Annabelle Hofmann knows her business: Since 1975, she has tended to the grooming needs of thousands of the area’s furry critters. The secret to her success? The laid-back,

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free-range atmosphere. Those getting their toes and tails done are allowed to pad around the facility, socializing with humans and other four-leggeds. Of course, the staff’s attention to pampering doesn’t hurt. They can take in a mutt with greasy, matted fur and send them home looking ready for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. A longtime winner in this category, Hoffmann attributes The Little Dog House’s success to her love of canines. “I’m not so good with people, but I am great with dogs.”

ing they truly love coming to play and swim with us while their owners are away!”

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Just as a healthy diet and lifestyle are good for humans, so are they for our four-legged and feathered friends. Luckily, Lemos has all you need to make sure your critter is getting the nutrition they need and staying physically active thanks to the myriad chew toys, fetching balls, and top-ofthe-line food choices. The Central Coast–based business has been a staple in the Best Of winners’ circle for years thanks to its community commitment. “Helping customers make healthy choices for their pets” is what it’s all about for Crystal Stutzman, Santa Barbara store manager. And what does being the best mean to Lemos? “Giving 100 percent,” said Stutzman.

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Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club Two locations, Dioji’s no ordinary doggie day care but a resort and athletic club for beings who just happen to have four legs and fur. It says so right in its name. Owners Jeannie and Bryce Wendel and Susan Vasquez opened their first site in Goleta in 2007 and blew doggies’ minds with the bone-shaped swimming pool and 10,000 square feet of open indoor/outdoor space in which to play and run free. In the past 10 years, Dioji has expanded its presence — there is a location in downtown S.B. and one in Agoura Hills — and kept pooches pampered with amenities that include massage, aqua fitness, and baths. As for working at Dioji, Vasquez said one of her favorite things is “seeing the excitement of the dogs as they get out of the car. Tails are wagging, bodies wiggling, and owners are being pulled toward the door. It’s great know-

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K Nine Solutions has some great programs to participate in this year! Our new group trick class on Thursday nights is fun and a great way to socialize your dog and deepen your relationship. Puppy Social Hours are twice a month and lots of fun for all! Our amazing Pack Walk is in it’s third year and we just had our 150th walk! Pack Walks are on Saturdays. All the trainers on the K Nine staff are 100% committed to your success and the success of your pup. Please call us or send us an email and let’s get you and your pup into some fun training! 10% Fall Discount on our Training Walk programs are also offered! November is National Shelter Dog Month, and to help these deserving dogs settle in with their new families, K-Nine Solutions will give $100 off a training package to any new or existing client if the dog was adopted from a shelter.

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126 E. Haley St., Ste. A-8, 451-2458, Turning your precocious puppy or undisciplined rescue into a well-mannered pooch can be challenging. It takes patience, understanding, and knowledge of how dogs communicate to get much past “sit.” Fortunately, the folks at K-Nine Solutions can help. Founded in 2014 by owners Eric Smith and Justin Davanzo, K-Nine Solutions uses a technique called “Balanced Training,” which focuses on leadership skills (for the humans) and positive reward and reinforcement (for the dogs). “Our favorite part of the job is watching someone with a dog who was very challenging for them succeed in ways through our training that they couldn’t have imagined,” said Davanzo. As for K-Nine Solutions winning Best Trainer, Davanzo said: “Best Of means that we have succeeded in providing an excellent community-based service that has reached a huge portion of Santa Barbara. It is a huge boost and compliment in this town to be recognized by the locals!”


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continuing to tap into “this ideal place to cultivate a small business. Our tight-knit community is the perfect platform for word-of-mouth referrals.”

Richie’s Barber Shop

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1187 Coast Village Rd., Ste. 6, 845-9701, Owner Richie Ramirez was on to something when, about seven years back, he started hiring female barbers to cut, style, and shave the shop’s steady clientele. After all, these women are in the business of making men look good. Add televised sports, understated decor, and complimentary coffee or spirits — no wonder this year’s award is the shop’s sixth in a row. “It’s a big pat on the back,” said Ramirez. “Our hard work is being noticed, and it motivates us to be better and to live up to the title. [We] work on that every day!” From 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, Richie’s is donating all proceeds and tips to victims of the October 1 Las Vegas shooting and the ongoing wildfires in Northern California. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are encouraged.

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A destination resort on the wilder coastal fringes of town is expected to offer luxurious options in self-care and relaxation. As “Spanish colonial warmth” and “new California dreaming” enter West Coast lexicon, the spa at this 78-acre getaway, according to its social-media outreach, recaptures “a time when getting away for a few days and coming back looking rested, rejuvenated and renewed wasn’t considered an indulgence but a necessity.”

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A driving force behind this upper State Street salon, established in August 2010, is the belief that a hairstyle should go with a client’s lifestyle, and, according to group sentiment from the shop’s stylists, “We strive on making each and every one of our clients look and feel beautiful. Thank you for your continued support and to all of Santa Barbara. We will continue serving our community to the best of our ability. Our mission is simple: Provide cuts, colors, and styles that people love.”

F i n a l i s t: D A r i n J o n s t u D i o nail Salon

Aqua Skin & Nail Care 3455 State St., 687-8483, If checking in to a “guest-focused beauty experience in a relaxing, beautiful, and health-conscious environment” sounds like another level of skin and nail care, that’s precisely what Claudia Papa — president of this upper State Street salon founded in 2005 — has to offer. It’s a recipe she’d like to expand. “It feels amazing to be recognized for our purpose and passion, and I see Aqua continuing to provide unique service not only in Santa Barbara, but in other cities and countries.”

F i n a l i s t: A n g e l s n A i l & s pA Tanning Salon

Honeys 209 W. Canon Perdido St., 963-8300, A big boon to running a tanning salon, says owner Christine Starr, is seeing how a quick deepening of skin tone can transform someone’s look on the outside and, from within, provide a warm glow to his or her confidence. “Helping someone feel beautiful is the most fulfilling thing about my job.” Down the line, she foresees opening a second shop and

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When Lovebird opened a decade ago, the country was in the throes of an economic crisis, and yet this clothing boutique thrived. Today, brick-and-mortar retail is under constant assault from online purveyors like Amazon, and yet Lovebird continues to thrive, with two stores now on De la Guerra and State streets. “Lovebird opened when we were in the midst of a recession, and at times it seemed risky,” said owner Jennifer Scarbrough, who is planning a celebration around her award. “We moved forward with our vision and created a welcoming boutique at an affordable price point where women of all ages can shop. We love that mother, daughter, and grandmother can all enjoy what Lovebird has to offer.”

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F i n a l i s t: A n t h r o p o l o g i e

Twelve years ago, when Evolutions opened, its five employees quickly made clients feel well taken care of and perfectly at home. Today, there are 30 employees, and clients remain as loyal as ever. “One of the best things about aesthetic medicine is that the technology is constantly changing and improving,” said founder and managing partner Brian Perkins, who is also proud of donating to more than 100 schools and charities a year. “In the next 5-10 years, we plan to continue to be on the forefront of what is happening in the industry and to bring that technology to Santa Barbara for our clients.”

Skin Deep 3405 State St., 687-9497,

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The list of beauty, health, and feeling-good services offered by this 37-year-old salon on upper State is quite long — massage, waxing, manicures, pedicures, makeup, bridal packages, etc. — but it’s the Skin Deep facial that keeps our readers radiant. For owner Tina Hasche, that’s because of the strong relationships the salon has developed over the decades. “My favorite part of my job is cultivating the personal connection with my staff that is further demonstrated to our clients and customers,” said Hasche. “Being a Santa Barbara native, I’ve seen a lot of changes through the decades, and what still makes Santa Barbara the very best place to live and work is the people, the beaches and mountains, and the pretty buildings. It’s the vibe. Like any really good bartender knows, it’s the love you put into the drink that makes it the best cocktail!”

Alpha Thrift Stores

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Multiple locations, From Isla Vistans searching for Halloween costumes to young parents finding clothes for their kids to antique hunters who recognize that things were better made to last decades ago, Alpha Thrift is a mecca for secondhand searchers. Better yet, the three shops — one on Milpas Street on Santa Barbara’s Eastside and two on Hollister Avenue in Goleta — all directly benefit the Alpha Resource Center, which runs programs and critical services for children and adults with developmental disabilities, while also supporting their families. So not only is there gold to be found in the Alpha aisles, but your purchases deliver a golden touch to the community at large.


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The Closet Trading Co. 920 State St., 963-8083, Finding designer clothing at a fair price is hard in any town, let alone Santa Barbara, where high rents tend to skyrocket the cost of everything. That’s why consignment stores are close to our readers’ hearts, and The Closet is their favorite of those. “We are lucky enough to be going on 15 years in business in Santa Barbara, and look forward to expanding nationwide in the next five years,” said owner Johanna Melamed, who currently has four locations across Southern California, with several more on the way. “We are beyond honored to have earned this recognition and will continue to work our hardest to offer a warm and welcoming place to recycle your wardrobe and to find great deals on designer fashion!”

F i n a l i s t: c r o s s r o A D s t r A D i n g c o . Dry cleaner

Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners & Launderers 14 W. Gutierrez St., 963-6677, For decades, dry cleaners have cleaned the literal fabrics of communities all over America, and Santa Barbara is home

to its fair share of solid operators. But when it comes to trusting one place to deliver the most reliable service and careful treatment for our most precious garments, be they gowns or everyday jackets, the choice is Ablitt’s. “The day we stop trying to be just a little better each day is the day we will no longer be the best,” said Sasha Ablitt, whose family has been in the cleaning business for five generations. Her parents started the current company back in 1984. “We have the most amazing clients in Santa Barbara,” she said. “It’s as though everyone that we meet has an amazing story.”

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Lee’s Tailoring 4141 State St., Ste. E-4, 910-1065, Lee Thompson started tailoring back in 1967, opened his Santa Barbara shop in 1991 — which makes him about the second-oldest tailor in town, by his estimation — and has been clocking at the top of our list ever since. Even if he isn’t personally working on your clothes, he’s standing alongside his employees as they do. “Our work is just about perfect, because we do the work the way it’s requested,” Thompson told us back in 2009 when he won this same award. “We have the right machines and the right threads, but the bottom line is the work speaks for itself.”

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Thirty years ago, Occhiali opened its Coast Village Road location, and five years later, the Canon Perdido shop was up and running. This year, they won both the eyewear and sunglasses awards, and it’s no wonder to anyone who’s lived in Santa Barbara for any length of time. That’s because the business is largely based on referrals, whether from a doctor’s office or word-of-mouth among stylish friends. “We go through the frames together with a great deal of guidance, and our interior spaces lend themselves to treating eyewear as works of art,” said owner Irwin Eve, who sells independent lines by Francis Klein, Jacques Marie Mage, Mykita, Lindberg, and others. “We love getting to know our clients and feel truly blessed to be part of this community.”

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In an era where even monolithic department stores are struggling to survive in retail, Nordstrom reigns as the supreme leader when it comes to shoes. From high heels to high-tops, ladies to lads, and streetwear to dress-up, this Paseo Nuevo hotspot has our readers’ soles covered. “After helping the same customers for a few years, they feel more like a friend or family member rather than a customer,” said shoe division manager Cameron Williams. “I always try my best to remember their name, their significant other’s name, and even their dog’s name. These little things go a long way to make people feel special. Thank you to everyone that voted for us, and I look forward to seeing you soon!”

Two locations, Since opening in 1965 at the front edge of El Paseo, Bryant & Sons has been the go-to spot for diamond rings, silver necklaces, pearl earrings, regal timepieces, and all of those shiny and sparkling things that women and men

love to gift and wear. “Santa Barbara has been good to our family and business,” said owner Mike Bryant, who took over from his dad and the shop’s founder, Bob, back in 1981. “We have been in business 52 years and intend to be here for many more, providing the best selection and finest jewelry and watches for all those special occasions. Thanks, Santa Barbara!”


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Wildcat Lounge 15 W. Ortega St., 962-7970, The Wildcat is on a roll. With the Bobcat next door attracting its own crowd and everyone flowing seamlessly from one venue to the other via the club’s internal doors, there’s more ways to get happy, get looped, or get your dance on there than ever before. General manager Sharon Stevens reports that the club’s reputation as a great place for a bachelorette party has gotten so big that they are now fielding groups that masquerade as such just for the special attention. One faux-bachelorette even got lucky and ended up marrying a man she met there on the night she pretended to be engaged!

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MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation 125 State St., 770-5000, Open less than a year, the spectacular MOXI on lower State Street has changed the game for Santa Barbara museums. Focused on providing “families and curious minds of all ages” with hands-on experiences, MOXI is a science center for the new century. With innovative interactive exhibits organized around themes like sound, speed, light, and force, MOXI teaches important scientific principles in an atmosphere that’s as entertaining as any theme park. In addition to offering camps and after-school classes for the kids, MOXI also throws quarterly adults-only “after-parties” that promise “unique flavors” and a place to “let your inner child loose.”

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Going strong in its first year under new ownership, Sullivan Goss leads the art field when it comes to breathtaking installations, intelligent curation, and depth of representation across multiple periods and styles. Visionary owner Nathan Vonk hopes the gallery can “continue to raise the profile of our city as a great place to make and buy serious art.” The combination of the gallery’s large and harmonious space and its location on East Anapamu Street across from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art often leads visitors to mistake it for a museum. Vonk cites the fact that “people come in and ask if there is an admission charge” as one of the funniest things that happens on the regular, but this joke has a genial punchline because the gallery is free and open to the public. The Summer Solstice Parade has a way of spinning off long-lasting creative enterprises, and with its recognition by readers as number one in 2017’s Dance Company category, La Boheme, which began in the Summer Solstice Parade just three years ago, looks set to become another one. Dressed in risqué but tasteful neo-burlesque costumes, director Teresa Kuskey Nowak, assistant directors Karen Lehman and Susie Subject, and the whole constantly evolving crew of dancers always throw things into high gear whenever they arrive at a party. It’s not too late to participate in their legendary (and wellrehearsed) Halloween performances of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”! If you are so inclined, head to one of their Tuesday-evening sessions at the Brasil Arts Café, and let the dancers teach you steps in slow motion until you can moonwalk just like MJ.

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1122 N. Milpas St., 962-7411, Rick Boller, executive director of the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, deserves special props from all the music lovers in town for this shoutout: “We take Santa Barbarans’ vote of confidence seriously — especially because there are many other amazing music venues in Santa Barbara.” But that kind of humility and community spirit are typical at the Bowl, where more than 250 volunteers, contractors, and employees come together for every event with the intention of making your concert experience there as memorable as it can be, and where $1 from every ticket sold goes to support performing arts education in Santa Barbara County. On your next visit, check out the new Locals Only Bar that opened this season in the secluded Jerry Garcia Glen.

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Ensemble Theatre Company 33 W. Victoria St., 965-5400, Everyone dreams of combining the wisdom of experience with the physical allure of youth, but Ensemble Theatre Company, with its nearly 40-year history and a sparkling new venue on Victoria Street, actually pulls it off. The company attributes its success in large part to the courage of Santa Barbara audiences, who consistently turn out for risky and adventurous programming. But it’s not just locals who love this intimate theater’s Equity productions, as visitors from as far away as Japan have traveled here to see ETC’s shows. That group from Japan, by the way, crossed the Pacific to catch Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, and they didn’t even speak English. Artistic director Jonathan Fox believes that attracting a growing community of theatergoers is one big aspect of his definition of what it means to be the best.

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Music Academy of the West 1070 Fairway Rd., 969-8787, Following a blockbuster 70th-anniversary season that included an unprecedented concert at La Playa Stadium featuring the Academy Festival Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and fireworks, it would be hard to imagine how the Music Academy of the West could avoid winning our Classical Ensemble category. Its extensive and generous Community Access program makes free tickets available to young people ages 7-17 and provides many $10 tickets to concerts and master classes for everyone else. President Scott Reed is recognized internationally as a visionary leader who has used his position to advance not only his own institution but the entire music world.

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Butterfly Beach is where Santa Barbara’s littoral drift bumps into Montecito’s and allows you the psychic space to think you’ve gotten away from it all when you really haven’t. It’s down by The Biltmore and is exactly the place where you can experience the glitz and glam the rest of the world wants to see when they look at Santa Barbara. In that regard, being at Butterfly Beach is a lot like looking at yourself in between two mirrors facing each other. In other words, if you don’t watch the sun going down at Butterfly Beach, the sun doesn’t set.


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Karaoke fans know that the spot in town for crooning their go-to tunes is the Tiburon Tavern on State Street across from MacKenzie Park. On a recent Saturday night, the room was packed with revelers, some there to celebrate a singing birthday, others to show off their disco moves as they belted out dance-floor anthems of the 1970s. Whatever your favorite era or genre of music, be it country, classic rock, or the best of Broadway, consider the Tib the public equivalent of singing in the shower every Friday and Saturday.

1317 State St., 963-4408, Built in 1931 as part of the Andalusian architectural dream machine, the Arlington Theatre makes audacious magic both inside and out. Inside, there are the stars on the ceiling and the faux village tableaux on the walls. Outside, there’s the

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Santa Barbara Brewing Company 501 State St., 730-1040, Whether you need to follow multiple match-ups simultaneously in order to root for your fantasy team, or you just happen to have 10 college buddies in town who would like to watch the alma mater take on their chief rival, S.B. Brewco is the place on lower State Street to scratch that sports-bar itch. With plenty of good food available and a wide menu of custom-brewed beers, the Brewco knows game time. Head over on Sunday morning when they open at 9 a.m. for NFL breakfast, and tell anyone who asks that you are observing America’s secular Sabbath.

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Condor Express 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., 882-0088, Santa Barbarans pay a lot of lip service to “another day in paradise,” but you truly don’t know how lucky you are to live here until you’ve cruised out into the Channel on the Condor and maintained steady eye contact with a friendly whale. It’s called “whale watching” for a reason, and that reason may be that the whales are also watching you. They come out to meet the boat and loll on their sides until you can hear the hiss of their blowholes. Condor Express captains and their crews are more than just chauffeurs on the sea: They know everything there is to know about whales, dolphins, sea lions, and the entire ecosystem of our richly populated slice of the Pacific.


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Hendry’s Beach (Arroyo Burro Beach) 2981 Cliff Dr., Named after an irascible Scottish lima bean farmer who once owned the land, Hendry’s Beach—and no, you do not pronounce the “d� —qualifies as the outdoor equivalent of Santa Barbara’s living room. Dogs are allowed to the east, and on a good day, you’re likely to see some dolphins and maybe a whale or three. Walk in any direction, and you’re liable to bump into some friends. Or you can jump in the water, which is always great and occasionally graced with waves you can actually body surf.

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Victoria’s Secret When Roy and Gaye Raymond founded Victoria’s Secret in 1977, it was meant to be a lingerie shop where men could feel comfortable purchasing lacy things for their significant others. For the next five years, the company trundled along, expanding to five stores and grossing upward of $5 million annually, filling a niche market with little hope of going global. The Raymonds sold Victoria’s Secret to The Limited in 1982, and by the next year, the company had shifted its attention to female buyers, selling all manner of undergarments, thus appealing to a broader swath of the population. While VS still offers frilly undergarments, the multibilliondollar business stays successful thanks to great deals on stylish, comfortable panties and bras to suit all wearers.

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Pure Joy Catering 111 E. Haley St., 963-5766, When Lynette La Mere started what would become Pure Joy Catering, she had one pot and two small kids. That was 17 years ago. She now caters roughly 200 events a year, owns her own space on Haley Street, and has 10 full-time employees and a team of 300. “We make everything from scratch,” she said. She’s currently preparing a five-course meal for 160 high-end wine lovers. But weddings are key. “We specialize in listening,” La Mere said. “Every wedding is so different.” La Mere said she cherishes the variety. “I love my work,” she said. “That’s why we call it Pure Joy.”

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Riley’s Flowers 1106 Chapala St., 965-1187, When Maureen Riley got into the flower business, she started out at a little stand at the intersection of State Street and La Cumbre Road. The year was 1976. From then, she expanded to as many as 15 stands between Goleta and Carpinteria. Today, Riley is still selling flowers, but the street stands are gone, and she operates out of her own shop at the corner of Chapala and Figueroa streets. “We’re what they call a European bucket-shop,” said Rachel Frantzich, floral designer at Riley’s. “We’ve kept the corner-stand philosophy.” Customers there have come to expect — and to get — down-home, accessible, customized service.

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1017 State St., 845-7400, Tony Modugno of Via Imagery credits his creative coconspirator and friend since kindergarten, Tynan Daniels, for pushing him into photography in high school. Six years ago, they teamed up to shoot a few weddings. Where some photographers specialize in the more posed approach, Modugno and Daniels strive for the “fly-onthe-wall” approach. They hang out with the bride and groom before the event. By making them more comfortable, the hope is to get more candid shots — splashes of time. They favor natural lighting, as well. The goal, Modugno said, is to capture moments “when the bride and groom forget we are there.”

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Gillian Muralles laughs as she riffs on the line — “Let them eat cake”— that famously cost Marie Antoinette her head. “We want everyone to eat cake!” she said. Three years ago, Muralles started Lilac Pâtisserie with her husband, Alam Muralles, and together they’ve been taking Santa Barbara’s wedding cake scene by storm. They’ve made five-foot-long rocket ships and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But the wedding cake is really their bread and butter. Recently they put the finishing touches on a six-tiered gravity-defying creation with gold foil and handmade magnolia sugar flowers. “Every cake is different,” she stressed.

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San Ysidro Ranch 900 San Ysidro Ln., 565-1700, Winston Churchill didn’t get married at Montecito’s storied San Ysidro Ranch; he didn’t even honeymoon there like John and Jacqueline Kennedy so famously did. But back in 1912, Churchill and his family escaped the chill of England’s cold, penetrating winter to hibernate at the ranch. “It is difficult for one used to our Eastern climate to imagine a more delightful situation,” wrote Churchill. If that’s not enough, John Huston wrote the screenplay to The African Queen while staying there. You do the math. Yes, the prices are high, but given the ranch’s obvious mojo, you can’t afford not to get married there.


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The Tent Merchant 202 E. Haley St., 963-6064, Sherine and John Leenhouwers run a business called The Tent Merchant, but that doesn’t convey a tenth of what they do. Yes, the Leenhouwerses rent tents, but what they really provide are mini pop-up cities. They provide the necessary infrastructure for weddings, fundraisers, galas, and large gatherings, including flatware, rugs, tents, planters, light sconces, and all the thousand-and-one props needed to pull such events off in style. Both, it turns out, started out as public school teachers. They got into the hospitality biz as a sideline, renting out Middle Eastern tents for themed events many moons ago. From there, the business mushroomed.

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Rockstar Transportation 882-9191, James Houseman said people looking for buttoneddown “yes sir, no sir” limo drivers should probably call someone else. “We want to help you have fun,” said Houseman, who started Rockstar Transportation 17 years ago. He equips his limo buses, for example, with karaoke machines. Rockstar does proms, quinceañeras, extended bar hops, wine tours, and, of course, weddings. Weddings, he said, can be the most stressful, given all the logistics involved for so many people. They can also be rewarding. “We want to get you where you’re going,” he said. “But we really want you to have fun.”

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Belmond El Encanto 800 Alvarado Pl., 845-5800, There’s no place better to exchange faraway glances—with a drink in hand—than the faraway views offered at Belmond El Encanto. The food is superb, whether you invest in a full-fledged meal or partake of something more ticklish, like a salad. Originally, El Encanto was one of the flagship developments that anchored the Riviera. Over the years, its fortunes ebbed and flowed as different owners came and went. In 2004, the luxury-minded Orient-Express Hotel chain was farsighted enough to scoop it up, fix it up, and fling open the doors. Today, the place hums with a cool, sophisticated, Mad Men vibe.

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The Upham 1404 De la Vina St., 962-0058, The Upham is the oldest continuously operated hotel in all of California. That didn’t happen by accident. In 1871, the hotel — then owned by a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln—opened its doors for business. In 1898, the Upham family took over, and the name changed accordingly. The place offers cottage-style accommodations that are both plush and down-home. No less a luminary than Aldous Huxley called The Upham home when he ensconced here in the late ’50s. The hotel’s restaurant, Louie’s, doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves, but that’s what happens when you stay in business so long.

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1260 Channel Dr., 969-2261, Other hotels have elegance; The Biltmore defines it. Built in 1927, The Biltmore is to hotels what the Santa Barbara Courthouse is to jurisprudence. It’s like Cary Grant in a tuxedo drinking deeply from the dress into which Carole Lombard was poured. It’s a way-back machine to a whole other time and aesthetic. Tiles, mosaics, gardens, fountains, low-slung elegance, Montecito money. Outside and across the street, of course, there’s this thing called the ocean. It’s where people have their parents take them when they’re still young. And vice versa.


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Jenny Schatzle Program 211 W. Carrillo St., 845-6700, “No judgement” is a key phrase associated with this burgeoning, double-winner fitness club, said founder Jenny Schatzle. “Our business is about inspiring people to love who they are, to get fit from the inside out, and to not just change your body [but] change your life.” In that context, it’s no wonder her favorite part of the day-to-day is “watching people take their lives back, be more confident, and truly find their Awesome — they realize the weight loss is the bonus and the life change is what’s really happening!”

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CorePower Yoga Two locations, It’s not unusual for yoga — a moving meditation that incorporates breathing, balance, stretching, and strength — to intrigue and intimidate simultaneously. Where to start? What to wear? How much will it cost? “At CorePower Yoga, we strive to create a welcoming environment,” said Cara Gilligan, manager of the privately held chain’s downtown Santa Barbara studio. “We work to demystify yoga, teach in a way that supports the success of any student, [and] provide a clean, professional, friendly environment in which people learn, grow, and SWEAT.” If that sounds tempting, the studio’s beginners’ bargain — one week for free — may just seal the deal.

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Fit Buddha 330 State St., 901-3440, When properly manifested, Pilates aims to improve flexibility and build strength, balance, and endurance, body-wide but with an emphasis on one’s mid-body core. The Fit Buddha way “focuses on developing greater selfawareness, increased focus, [and] reduced stress and toxicity,” according to co-owners (and wife and husband) Eva and Marcos Kettles. “Fit Buddha studios [there’s another in Ventura and a retreat facility in Ojai] are designed to stimulate the senses and inspire, creating a … vibratory atmosphere that activates health, happiness, and selfempowerment in a community of supportive, like-minded [practitioners].”

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Martial Arts Family Fitness 122 E. Gutierrez St., 963-6233, About 15 years ago, owners Dave Wheaton and Melodee Meyer, with two young sons in tow, landed in Santa Bar-

surF sHoP bara to open a martial arts and fitness studio. “We started this business as a family,” they said, adding that it grows with each new student. “We provide a fun and safe place with our camps, parties, and events, and we reinforce good behavior and grades in our martial arts classes.” But it’s more than just learning and having fun: “We envision a world where people walk confidently in their strengths in service to others towards a more peaceful planet.”

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Surf n’ Wear’s Beach House 10 State St., 963-1281, Decades deep in the Santa Barbara surf scene, this lower State Street fixture — at the same spot since 1987 — maintains its mom-and-pop vibe in the heart of a rapidly upscaling waterfront. “My favorite part of my job is watching the generations of surfers come through the store,” said owner Roger Nance. “I hope over the next 10 years I will be right here coming to work Monday through Friday. No better place to live and have a business — weather, people, surf; all good.”

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Santa Barbara Dance Arts 531 E. Cota St., 966-5299, Celebrating her Eastside studio’s 20-year anniversary, owner Alana Tillim feels fortunate that Santa Barbara is a town “uniquely supportive of the arts,” she said. “In other towns, they have dance factories with kids training for 30 hours per week, and they are highly competitive in every way. We proudly turn out excellent dancers who don’t have to sacrifice their childhoods.” Looking ahead, she’s aiming to grow her programs for boys and adults. “The joy of dance is not just for girls and the young!”

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REI 321 Anacapa St., 560-1938, It might come as a surprise to learn that REI is a memberowned cooperative — with a nominal lifetime fee that has its perks — where anybody can shop, a model that goes over well in Santa Barbara’s highly active outdoors circles. They also give back. “This community truly loves the outdoors, and thanks to our Santa Barbara members, we have donated $40,000 to local nonprofits this year to protect the places we all love,” said Administrative Specialist Eryn Blazey. “Our team would like to give our sincerest thanks to our members and customers for believing in what the co-op stands for.”

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Bikini Factory 2275 Ortega Hill Rd., Summerland, 969-2887, Every beach town demands a steady supply of swimwear. Santa Barbara is fortunate enough to have a homegrown shop that’s been around — its selections changing with the seasons and eras — for more than 40 years. “I am very grateful to the amazing longtime customers,” said owner Linda Meyer from her little shop on Summerland’s main drag. “They continue to make this more than a job, and I still love helping women find swimwear they are comfortable in [to] enjoy the wonderful lifestyle of living in Santa Barbara.”

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Mountain Air Sports 14 State St., 962-0049, As the rapid upscaling of lower State and the Funk Zone frequently edges out the shops that lent a hometown charm, a handful of family businesses still stand, including Mountain Air, founded in 1975. “Our customers are genuinely the greatest,” said General Manager Joey Duddridge. “They have been with us through all the ups and downs.


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sporting life The continued support is really just amazing. We owe it all to them. I guess getting this award shows some validity to what we do. Let’s get more local shops and run the chains out of town!”

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Any runner’s journey invariably includes finding the right shoes. Surfing the web for a pair can have its advantages but leaves everything to the imagination when it comes to fit and feel. “There is no question that the landscape of retail brickand-mortar stores is changing and people are shopping online more than ever,” said Chief Shoe Officer Joe DeVreese. “So when the community chooses to purchase their athletic shoes at our shop, it means we get to keep the doors open and provide jobs within the community. And for that we are very grateful.”

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“Customer service is where it’s at,” said owner Bob Zaratzian, who founded the shop in 1983 and has won Best Of multiple times. “[The award] is a great honor — it makes me feel like our team has been doing something right from the day we opened.” Since day one, in a town full of bike riders, the shop has served all stripes, from kids on beach cruisers to the competitive elite. “Besides the amazing road and mountain riding we have in our backyard, there is a great local awareness of cycling in the Santa Barbara community,” he added. “The positive attitude and mindset of our riders makes Santa Barbara a special place to have our business.”

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Glen Annie Golf Club 405 Glen Annie Rd., Goleta, 968-6400, Located on the outskirts of Goleta, these 18 meticulously maintained holes are at once close to town and rurally picturesque. Bottom line, however, is customer service. In that context, being

The Powell brand has been synonymous with skateboarding since George Powell, back in 1976, started manufacturing wheels and boards in a little cinderblock building on the Lower East Side. Retiring world champ Stacy Peralta (now an award-winning filmmaker) joined the business two years later, and Powell-Peralta was born. So there’s that legacy factor— factor it adds a historic vibe to a shop founded on having fun on a wood plank with wheels. “It’s super cheesy, but I still love setting up kids’ first boards and seeing the look on their face,” said manager Carlos Juarez.


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Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant 18 E. Ortega St., 568-0702, Half-price pool during happy hour six days a week is a big draw for this downtown fixture, where you can rack ’em up next to a full bar with hearty beer on tap. Traditional Irish music and cover bands also make appearances a few nights a week, and four overhead flat-screen TVs keep you up on the latest sports. And none of it feels cramped — there’s plenty of elbow room around the tables and roomy booths for sitting and sipping between shots. This month marks the pub’s 20th anniversary, with a week’s worth of special pricing and events starting on Saturday, October 28.

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Inspiration Point A longtime favorite of Santa Barbarans and visitors alike, the path to inspiration, in this case, starts with free parking. From there, the climb is steady but not steep and includes a tap dance across water, easy switchbacks, and, ultimately, cool passage from shady canopy to a wide-open vista of the city, the sea, and the four northernmost Channel Islands. Pull up a boulder. Unwrap a sandwich. Drink it all in. Then, as the inverted metaphor goes, it’s all downhill from there.

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968-1033, Most of the campsites at El Capitán State Beach are perched upon a seaside bluff, where mature trees provide a bit of privacy as long views stretch across the Santa Barbara Channel. Trails lead to sandy beaches, a famed surf break, and good fishing spots. Plus, come wintertime, prices drop and prime sites open up with more frequency, especially mid-week. Said sector superintendent Eric Hjelstrom: “[This award] gives me a heavy dose of optimism. My team faces a lot of challenges in keeping these parks open. Having the public recognize that helps our motivation.”


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Uber “Uber” must be short for “ubiquitous” because just about anywhere you check, a dozen Uber vehicles are cruising around. According to Stephanie Sedlak with Uber communications, the Santa Barbara area is home to more than a thousand people signed up to drive for the online taxi service. With that kind of drivership, a new one must sign on every day. At the makeshift upper State Street headquarters for area Uber Expert Joel Ruiz, an enthusiastic new driver, daylighting from her evenings singing opera, was “ready to go make some money,” she exclaimed. And she probably will, as Uber app updates now let passengers tip the driver or even have them bring a meal from a nearby restaurant.

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Ducati of Santa Barbara 17 W. Montecito St., 884-8443, “Thank you, Santa Barbara,” said Carlin Dunne, when he heard Ducati of Santa Barbara had won Best Of once again. The coolest motorcycle shop in town just got even more chill this year through a partnership with

on Vespas by the hour. It’s an add to the amazing range of new and used bikes of the exotic variety that this shop offers at every price, small and large, as well as fabrication and vintage restoration. “The real backbone of our dealership has always been our service department,” said Dunne. “We work on almost all makes: dirt, street, scooter — you name it!”

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Ooty’s Scooters 629 E. Haley St., 965-8101, Ooty’s Scooters has more to celebrate this year than its continuing clean sweep of this category: a full decade providing relatively inexpensive, high-gas-mileage scooters to Santa Barbara. Named for current proprietor Ryan Neely’s father, Chris Neely, who gained the nickname during youthful summers spent in Yosemite Valley, Ooty’s brings the Euro tradition of small, minimally invasive, four-stroke two-wheelers to the mean streets of our town, providing all the education and maintenance support to allow the most timid among us to ride like a Wild One.


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402 S. Hope Ave., 682-2000, Santa Barbarans looking for a good deal on a great ride have been browsing Santa Barbara Auto Group for some time now, and 2017 is the year they all decided to vote the company and its used-car sales staff The Best. “Our internal mission statement is to simply ‘Do ordinary things extraordinarily well,’ ” said General Manager Duane Sanders, a guide to success he said only works when you have “great teammates and great teamwork.” The Auto Group stocks brands from Acura to Porsche, and lots of vehicular luxury in between, as well as parts, service, and new cars, a winning combination its customers have found irresistible. “We appreciate the recognition,” Sanders added, “and are grateful to be in such a wonderful community.”

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Toyota of Santa Barbara 5611 Hollister Ave., Goleta, (877) 572-1130, It’s a trope, but it’s true. There’s nothing like the smell of a new car. Fortunately for buyers, that tantalizing scent is still legal and can be found nowhere better than at Toyota of Santa Barbara. From preferred environmental alternatives that range in scale from the Prius to the RAV4 and Highlander to the gas-powered Tundras and Tacomas they are so well known for, Team Toyota has been affirmatively declared Santa Barbara’s cup of tea.

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Enterprise Rent-a-Car Multiple locations, In a place like Santa Barbara, rental cars are essential, both for visitors and the many who greenly own electric cars that might not get them very far out of town. Enterprise stands out from its competitors, perhaps for the high-energy positivity evinced by Katy Daly, a management trainee at the airport location, who thought her company’s attitude that “the customer’s always right, no matter what” might be what keeps their customers happy and coming back. She laughed and said that she probably shouldn’t discuss what they found left behind in their vehicles, but dog hair was “always fun to clean” out of the cars they try hard to present spotlessly.

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Airport Motors 5950 Olney St., Goleta, 681-7297 “Surprise me,” said Jeff Hurnblad before hanging up the phone. He was too busy with anxious customers and their broken cars to spend time talking with the Indy on why his place was The Best. It’s obvious. After around 35 years keeping his customers on the road with the know-how that only comes from time spent in and under the bowels of motorized vehicles, Hurnblad and his two sons have earned the trust and accolades of just about everyone who’s ever ventured down Olney Street in Goleta to find them, just shy of runway 25 and past the concrete yard.

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housing La Sumida Nursery 165 S. Patterson Ave., 964-9944, Luscious lawns may be a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean your landscape must suffer. Since 1958, when Harold and Ethel Sumida founded La Sumida, their nursery has offered vegetation for whatever climate Mother Nature serves up. Green thumbs can choose from drought-tolerant beauties to perfectly colored rose bushes to seasonal fruit trees to hedgerows, bulbs, palms, and ground covers — anything you need to create your dream yard, whether it be an English country garden or an irrigation-free xeriscape. There are veggies and herbs, too, for those who want to eat from their own garden. And if you are overwhelmed by the multitude of flora choices, friendly, knowledgeable staff are always available to offer advice.

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Pottery Barn 110 S. Hope Ave., 687-6707, Though generally associated with a style craze established in the 1990s, Pottery Barn has actually been around since 1949, when founder Paul Secon opened a warehouse in West Chelsea, Manhattan, from which he sold specialized housewares. Fastforward 30-plus years, and Secon’s modest business had grown into a national chain, thanks to its purchase by Williams-Sonoma in 1986. Since then, Pottery Barn has reigned as the go-to store for obtaining elegant, eye-pleasing home furnishings. Its signature look — created by its own in-house design studio — has become so iconic, in fact, that “Pottery Barn” has become shorthand for describing a motif of clean lines, warm wood accents, and neutral tones.

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Village Properties Realtors Multiple locations, 969-8900, In a city known throughout the world for its geographical and architectural beauty, it’s no wonder Santa Barbara homes are highly sought after. Whether you are looking for a vacation pad or a house in which to raise a family, Village Properties is the real estate company to turn to, according to our Best Of readers, who voted the real estate company number one again this year. After two decades of representing buyers and sellers in Santa Barbara County, Village Properties co-owners Renee Grubb and Ed Edick have clearly accomplished the core of their mission statement: to achieve lasting personal relationships with customers and keep “clients for life.”

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The Zia Group 1435 Anacapa St., 456-3635, When it comes to maneuvering through the morass of buying a home, nothing beats having a dedicated, knowledgeable real estate team by your side. The Zia Group agrees, and, apparently so do Independent readers, as the team has been voted number one in this year’s Best Of readers’ poll. “Client-centered” is how they approach their jobs, and it must work, as they “consistently

represent more buyers in Santa Barbara than any other team,” according to their website. No doubt that success comes from, among other things, the fact that owner Daniel Zia schools all of the agents working on his team in the art of negotiation strategy and creative marketing to make sure their clients get the best bang for their bucks.

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“I love our community, and I am very grateful for the generations of support my family has received since my great-grandfather arrived in the early 1900s,” said Louise McKaig. Considering she has been voted best real estate agent three times now, it seems the community loves McKaig, too. Perhaps that’s because she is devoted to making sure the people she works with are happy. “The most important thing to me is ensuring that my clients receive the best service, the best marketing, [and] the best possible price, and know that they have someone that listens to them.” As for her future plans, McKaig said she sees herself staying in Santa Barbara for many years to come. “We have recently opened our new office on Coast Village Road, have added new members to my real estate team, started a bilingual service for Spanish-speakers, and have brought in some exciting new marketing services that will continue to help our clients market their properties to buyers here and around the world.”

119 Fig Ave., 965-8812,

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On Q Financial Inc. 1332 Anacapa St., Ste. 110, 335-8200, “Being the best is not a tagline; it’s a commitment to doing the right thing, all the time, for everyone you meet,” said Austin Lampson, senior mortgage consultant at On Q Financial. They must be killing it, because Independent readers voted them number one when it comes to all things related to owning a home. Striving to continually do better, Lampson said one of his favorite things about his job is helping “people figure out how to call our town home; how to strategize their mortgage debt for their financial plans; and how to navigate what’s become such a cumbersome process.” Not only do they take their jobs seriously, but the folks at On Q Financial appreciate the community in which they live and work, as well. “We are so humbled by your support and recognition,” said Lampson. “It is truly an honor to serve.”

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Even if you don’t recognize his name, you know his buildings. Jeff Shelton has designed some of the coolest architectural eye candy in town, including El Andaluz, the Ablitt House, and the Cota Studios. Combining Santa Barbara’s unifying Spanish Colonial Revival style with Gaudi’s whimsical aesthetic, Shelton has created a delightful signature design that both blends in and stands out. When asked what being the “best” means to him, he replied with humble, cheeky humor: “The voters must have been drunk, but that’s okay. I am glad I come to mind when they are intoxicated.” As for why he loves working in S.B.? “Because all the crazy people live here who know how to build the buildings I conjure up …. I am totally grateful to be able to work with these partially deluded friends (as I am also blessed with regulated delusion), and I am honored that people notice that we are all at least trying to give something positive back to the city.”

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Mammoth Moving & Storage 5390 Overpass Rd., Ste. E, 968-8643, Why is it that when it’s time to pack up your house and move, your friends scatter like cockroaches when the lights come on? It’s because boxing up a life and putting it into vehicles is dang hard work, which is why loads of people call in the professionals to do the heavy lifting. And in Santa Barbara, readers say Mammoth Moving is the right company for the task. According to Sean Eberz, president/operator, his favorite part of his work is “taking a job that is beyond overwhelming for our clients, walking them through the process, and lowering their stress level from 10 to 1.” As for being Indy readers’ favorite? “Our customers are amazing, and we appreciate their votes and loyalty to our local, family-owned business,” said Eberz.


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Treasures await through The Blue Door — and never the same thing twice. “It’s so much fun having new pieces every single day,” said Carolyn Petersen, owner of the Funk Zone antique store replete with rare fancies, from a vintage printing press to mid-century modern armchairs to a walrus-hide suitcase. “Our regulars know they have to act fast if they see something they like!” Only open since 2014, The Blue Door has made fast friends of Santa Barbara’s pickers, collectors, and everyday folks looking for that perfect piece. “We have a lot of amazing local customers here in town with some very unique homes to furnish,” said Petersen.

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Allen Construction Two locations, 884-8777, Considering one of their stated missions is “improving our planet,” it’s no wonder Allen Construction is considered the area standard for green building. Fortunately, as Karen Feeney, in charge of business development, pointed out, “Santa Barbara, as the birthplace of environmentalism, encourages and supports sustainable lifestyles, which is integral to Allen Construction’s core.” Started in 1983, the employee-owned business is also known for its high-quality craftsmanship. “Our employees love Santa Barbara and, as a result, they are passionate, integral members of the community and take great pride in the work they do,” said Feeney. As for the future, the folks at Allen Construction “hope to be doing just what we have been doing for the last 35 years — building and remodeling beautiful, sustainable homes and businesses for our clients.”

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Carroll Plumbing & Maintenance 2825 De la Vina St., 687-2677, Of all the technological inventions that came about in the late 1800s, indoor plumbing is high on the list of “bests.” Today, it seems nearly impossible to function without it, which is why so many people have their plumber on speed dial. In Santa Barbara, Carroll Plumbing & Maintenance is the go-to company, according to Indy readers, when a leaky faucet needs fixing or a toilet needs snaking. In addition to repairs, the nearly 50-year-old company also provides installation for new construction and remodels. But perhaps the best thing about Carroll Plumbing is its 24-hour emergency service.

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Pacific Painting Co. 1211 Coast Village Rd., 565-9957, Pacific Painting’s work is everywhere you look — the Bacara Resort & Spa, countless homes, the zoo, City Hall, Casa Dorinda, Westmont College, and on and on. Two buddies, Bob Latham and Jim Chesher, started the painting company 40 years ago while pursuing graduate philosophy degrees at UCSB. True to form, they debated over names, business card design, and the meaning of life. With compromises reached (though the life question still lingers), their efforts quickly ballooned into a full-service painting powerhouse that takes a refreshingly

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“Quality you can trust; Detail you deserve”

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Carpeteria 5610 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 284-0269, Carpeteria knows all things flooring, but its specialty is right in the name. With options galore and a patient staff — most of us have been frazzled by the high-stakes pressure of choosing the right rug — the big Hollister Avenue showroom is also Santa Barbara’s go-to place for high-quality hardwood, laminate, tile, and vinyl. Manager Greg Semerjian said being named the best means Carpeteria has earned the community’s trust: “It is rewarding, mainly because our company is continuously striving to provide our customers with excellent customer service and quality craftsmanship, and receiving this award shows us that our hard work is appreciated.”

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THANK YOU Santa Barbara for voting KAT HITCHCOCK Finalist for Best Real Estate Agent! 805.351.2101 | @hitchcockrealestate | Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 1170 Coast Village Road | Montecito, CA 93108 CalBRE #01932289

Mattress Mike 7320 Hollister Ave., Ste. 5, Goleta, 685-4998, It’s hard to beat a good bed. It’s even harder to find one at a decent price. Since 1994, Mattress Mike has sold top-of-the-line mattresses at discount prices so you can count sheep without breaking the bank. But it’s Mattress Mike’s customer service that really puts the company over the top. The gratitude goes both ways. Said General Manager Garret Gustason: “We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all who voted for us! It is an honor to have such loyal customers, and we love being a part of your home.”

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AllScape Design + Installation 441-9774, Headed by Nate Zacarias, a Monterey native with a Cal Poly degree in horticulture science, and Ben Hatcher, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who chased his entrepreneurial dreams, Allscape Design is our top gardening and landscape service, according to our readers. With green thumbs and dirty hands, the pair turns blank canvases of tired yards into elegant yet hardy landscapes that are water-wise, sustainable, and easy to enjoy. Zacarias called the process uniquely satisfying. “Taking an old, outdated property and transitioning the landscape into a unique, beautiful outdoor living space makes what we do all worth it.”

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Edward the Fix It Guy 610 Alameda Padre Serra, 962-1798 Reliable, affordable handymen or handywomen are worth their weight in gold, so when you find good ones, stick with ’em. Our voters are stuck on Edward The Fix It Guy, Inc., a team of multi-trade problem-solvers headed by Edward Laflamme himself, who does more managing these days but still likes to get his hands greasy once in a while. “My favorite part of the job,” he said, “is giving the client a simple solution to what they may see as an overwhelming problem.”

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Molly Maid of Santa Barbara 684-7328, If cleanliness is next to godliness, then the house cleaners at Molly Maid are angels. With more than 400 franchises all over the world, including one in our fair town, the company delivers more than two million cleanings a year. Its Ms. Molly Foundation, an anti-domestic-violence foundation, raises hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. And did you know the company was named after Titanic survivor Molly Brown, whose life was the basis for the 1964 film The Unsinkable Molly Brown?


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knowledgeable and always pleasant staff, good prices, and a selection of 65,000 items. The last ingredient is harder to quantify — a down-home, neighborhood-ly feeling of comfort and safety among the sometimes intimidating tools needed to better your home. “We are weathering the ‘Amazon effect’ very well, all things considered,” said owner Gary Simpson.

Star Rug Cleaners 26 E. Cota St., 966-0855, Gnarly stain? No problem. Within eyesight of its 100-year anniversary, Star Rug Cleaners is the oldest rug-washing outfit around, and with that kind of experience, it’s no wonder the company has mastered its craft. Star Rug Cleaners’ expertise extends to carpets, upholstery, and drapery, and the team puts a premium on educating rug owners how to care for and preserve their beloved fabrics. “Our favorite part of the job is learning the history behind many of the old rugs we clean,” said owner Michael Jensen, “then treating them with care to bring them back to life.”

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Stationed in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo, Tileco Distributors has been sprucing up bathrooms, kitchens, floors, pools, fountains, and anything else that could use a splash of class and color since the 1970s. Even with multiple Best Of wins under the company’s belt, the honor is still a bright badge. “We are thrilled to have won best tile store again!” said Gina Flint, sales and marketing manager. “Being a family-run business, we take great pride in our service, products, and our relationships with our customers and employees. We feel fortunate to be a part of making Santa Barbara beautiful for over 30 years.”

F i n a l i s t: a l l n aT u r a l C a r P e T C l e a n i n G Hardware store

Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center 415 E. Gutierrez St., 963-7825, The never-ending business and customer-care triumphs of Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center — with an extraordinary growth rate of close to 11 percent every year for 35 years — aren’t rocket science, and the company is not secretive about its simple formula for success: incredibly


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534 E. Ortega St., 966-3696, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” said John F. Kennedy. If that sentiment is true, then it’s (nearly) always time here in Santa Barbara. And that suits the folks at Action Roofing just fine. Founded in 1985 by Jack Martin, Action Roofing has been successfully repairing the shingle, tile, and tin toppings of heaps of houses here for more than three decades. Kitted out with a “full sheet metal fabrication shop, two full-time carpentry crews, and two mobile seamless gutter machines,” according to its website, Action has the ability to do all phases of a job, thus offering its clients one-stop shopping. Whether you need a new roof or an old one spruced up, Action has you covered.

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Chaucer’s Books


Plum Goods

3321 State St., 682-6787,

3433 State St., Ste. E, 965-9722,

909 State St., 845-3900,

This is what Chaucer’s Books manager Greg Feitt had to say on what it means to be the best: “It means that we’re doing something right — and it’s gratifying — but it’s also a challenge for us not to rest on any perceived laurels. Independent bookselling in Santa Barbara is, as this store and others continue to show, a sustainable and desirable business thanks to the people that live here and their willingness to patronize our store. We don’t take that for granted, and we continually strive to figure out how best to serve the community that makes a store like this possible.”

Topping our ballots every year since 1999, MacMechanic’s commitment to customer care has remained steady even as technology has changed and we find fresh ways to break our machines. Plus, the folks there find real satisfaction in working with delicate, oftentimes irreplaceable pieces of hardware and memory. “When doing repairs, it feels a little bit like we’re an operating room, and it’s a lot of fun problem solving,” said Evan Asher. “Thank you for trusting us, not only with your computers, but also with your memories, livelihoods, and the connections to others that go along with them. We wish you and your computers good health.”

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Whether you’re shopping for a girlfriend, an uncle, a coworker, or yourself, save some time and make Plum Goods your first stop. Owner Amy Cooper has an uncanny eye for stocking her store with gifts, clothing, jewelry, and endless bits and bobs that feel preciously one of a kind but don’t cost an arm and a leg. They’re all handcrafted, fair trade, local, and sustainable without the pretension. Cooper recently expanded her State Street space as one of the few downtown businesses with an upward trajectory. “I hope Plum Goods is able to represent the best in ethically made goods and the best of Santa Barbara forever,” she said.

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Jensen Guitar & Music Co. 2830 De la Vina St., 687-4027, A typical guitar shop is not unlike a gun store — the competitively edged intimidation factor is through the roof if you’re not a seasoned pro with your instrument. Not at Jensen’s Guitar. Warm and welcoming, the downhome space on De la Vina Street gently guides the curious toward the world of music with a selection of instruments for any level. “My favorite part of the job is having generations of families pass through our doors, each passing down the love of music to the next generation,” said owner and founder Chris Jensen, “and taking in customers’ favorite guitars that have suffered minor or extreme damage and bringing them back to life through our repair services.”

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530 State St., 963-7269,

Anthony Kar

“One of my very favorite aspects of this job is the relationships I’ve made over the years with customers,” said longtime Samy’s Camera store manager John Brainerd. “I suppose it’s a natural side effect of living in a bedroom community, but I count myself extremely lucky to have a job that allows me to genuinely help people.” And we’re lucky to have such world-class photo experts right down the street. “We’ve been here over 20 years, and I think so long as we continue to provide expert advice and support to our customers, and adapt to the changes in our industry, we can go another 20.”

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1725 State St., 563-9977 You’ve really got to trust someone to let them poke you like a pincushion, and Anthony Kar has inspired that confidence during more than 29 years as an acupuncturist. Most people seek out Kar’s expertise in traditional Chinese medicine after the chaos of modern life has thrown their nervous systems seriously off-center. His patients run the gamut, including a memorably tough case involving a gaping abdominal wound that had refused to close for six months. Kar was able to heal it in two weeks. He expressed his gratitude to his patients for seeking him out, but it’s plain to see that they are more than grateful in return.

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University of California, Santa Barbara 893-8000, Brimming with bright and driven students, the legacies of six Nobel laureates, and unbeatable ocean views — not to mention fair pay and good benefits — it’s no wonder UCSB is Santa Barbara’s best place to work. “Faculty and staff members across disciplines and across campus share a commitment to the university’s threepronged mission of teaching, research and public service, and helping shape the next generation of national and international leaders,” reads a school statement. “This positive environment also sustains an entrepreneurial spirit that puts research into real-world action.”

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Montecito Bank & Trust Multiple locations, There’s a perfect middle ground of financial safekeeping that lies somewhere between your mattress and the faraway vaults of national banks. It’s Montecito Bank & Trust, the most popular locally owned bank on the Central Coast. More than 200 employees staff 10 branches across Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, helping customers with basic personal accounts and multimillion-dollar investments. This year’s Best Of win is only the latest in a long line of awards and accolades.

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Art Essentials 32 E. Victoria St., 965-5456, Let loose your inner artiste with a trip through Art Essentials’ aisles. Whether you’re a pen-and-ink pro or a finger-painting surrealist, the high-ceilinged space on East Victoria Street is sure to carry the right supplies to scratch that creative itch. It’s also stocked with a killer assortment of books, toys, and gag gifts that prove the place doesn’t take itself too seriously. So next time you’re at a museum and think to yourself, “I could do that,” swing by Art Essentials and give it a shot. No matter how your masterpiece turns out, we promise you’ll have had fun along the way.

Dr. Saida Hamdani Hitchcock Pediatrics Finalist Best Pediatrician

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Dr. Glenn Hollingshead

187 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, 967-7119, Step into Michaels and you’re instantly transported to a better place, a better time, where you skip along bright, clear paths between shelves of cotton balls, glitter, beads, and googly eyes among every possible arts-and-crafts item on god’s green earth. Choose from paints, pens, crayons, and stickers to decorate bottles, birdhouses, shelves, and T-shirts. Find frames and candles and ribbons. Go wild. Let your creative side fly. There are no rules (except basic legal restrictions), and no one to tell you to act your age. Have fun.

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A frame can make or break a piece of art, and since its founding in 1946, Aaron Brothers has been pairing the perfect borders with the images inside. Offering both prefab frames and tons of custom options, the Santa Barbara location of the national chain has the feel of a finely tuned machine without the corporate grease. Customers are invited to participate in the process, or they can go completely hands-off. A ton of art supplies are on offer, too. Good prices drop even lower with regular deals and promo offers.

PEACE – P’ing The character for ‘peace’ illustrates the principle of balance between opposing forces or a balance of power. When there is an equilibrium among humans, then nature and the heavens are balanced and peace prevails.

F i n a l i s t: m I c h a e l s retireMent residence

Maravilla 5486 Calle Real, 308-9585, Providing the comfort of knowing your elderly loved ones are safe and cared for is the great gift Maravilla keeps on giving. Residents of the retirement community have access to a list of amenities that rival the resort experience: There’s a spa, pool, fitness center, landscaped garden, movie theater, library, billiard room, beauty salon, and so on. The medical care is always excellent, and meals at the Monarch Grille are consistently delicious. Twilight years? More like wonder years.

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AAA – Automobile Club of Southern California

Dr. Aaron Austin, Channel Islands Chiropractic

3712 State St., 682-5811,

22 N. Milpas St., 966-7771,

When you live in a vacation destination, travel may seem unnecessary. But even the Santa Barbara bubble needs to be burst every once in a while. Always there for us is AAA and its travel agents, pointing the way toward lounge chairs and mai tais or cliff faces and crampons, depending on your preference. And don’t forget a free map. Branch manager Chris Olvera sees no reason to change AAA’s tried-and-true method of getting away from it all. “Our office has been here for 102 years,” he said. “I don’t see much changing in the next 10.”

Chiropractor Aaron Austin greets all comers with, “It’s a wonderful day!”— an enthusiasm and cheer that rubs off on those hobbling in with unnerving pain. His practice is multigenerational, he said, spanning athletes of all ages. And he’s been there himself. A surfer, bike rider, motorcyclist, and more during his two decades as a practitioner, Austin said he’s found himself easing off on the athletics just a bit, as have his “older kid” patients. “Every one of my patients makes my practice,” he exclaimed. “I do my best to love them and give them the best adjustment I can.”


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F i n a l i s t: B I s s e l l c l I n I c General practitioner

Dr. Mara Sweeney 1805 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Ste. C, 969-4025, Mara Sweeney is pretty young to be such an old-fashioned doctor. She eschews most insurance carriers in favor of the freedom to spend as much time with her patients as they need. And it works. Her practice is full, which works for and against her. One of the hardest things, she said, was exhaustion at the end of what is always a busy day, and

often an emotional one, too, as she takes in what her patients tell her, treating them as she would her family and friends. And the long-term relationship is what it’s all about, Dr. Sweeney avowed, saying that the best thing about her job is “my patients!”

F i n a l i s t: D r . g l e n n h o l l I n g s h e a D herBalist/holistic practitioner

Pathways to Natural Health 1201 De la Vina St., 679-1189, From acute and chronic infections to supportive cancer care, the naturopathic doctors at Pathways to Natural Health — Lizzie Clapham and Michelle Hansen — are widely loved for their ability to help their patients solve what feel like unsolvable health problems. Their downtown practice offers treatment with bioidentical hormones, IV nutrient therapy, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and the granddaddy of them all, homeopathy, but it’s their care and attention, as well as their skill, that earns bountiful praise from their patients.

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Ultimately, it’s your experience that matters. To be sure, we’re proud of our 29 years of experience in senior living. But, to us, what really matters is your experience at our communities. We do everything with that idea clearly in mind. So, go ahead, enjoy yourself with great social opportunities and amenities. Savor fine dining every day. And feel assured that assisted living services are always available if needed. We invite you to experience Maravilla for yourself at a complimentary lunch and tour. Please call 805.576.7407 to schedule.

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Johnson Family Dental could easily call itself Johnson Allin-One Dental, as its dozen dentists in four cities include specialists in endodontics (for root canals), orthodontics (for braces), periodontics (for implants), cosmetic dentistry (for veneers), and anesthesiology (for those who don’t want to face it). “Everything is in-house,” the practice’s marketing director, Alex McBride, confirmed. But, she added, Johnson’s popularity is likely because of all that it does around the community, like its free dentistry days in February and August. “It means the world to us,” McBride said. And it will be bringing that world a little closer to some, opening another location in Goleta early next year.

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White & Grube Orthodontics 2950 State St., 962-7441, Hidden away behind lips, teeth aren’t necessarily the foremost thing in most people’s minds, except perhaps when they eat or talk or just grind them together while stressing over everyday life. Which all goes to say that teeth and how they feel and look are quite important, something doctors Stewart White and Brett Grube know and care about. Their orthodontics practice and staff received the highest kudos from readers impressed with their expert advice delivered with empathy, patience, and alternatives on how to get the best out of a smile.

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Marlo’s Therapeutic & Sports Massage 1206 Coast Village Cir., Ste. D, Montecito, 453-2333, Thankfully, for Marlo Tell’s many patients — some of whom know her as the “body whisperer”— she has been passing along to her staff and protégées her “Marlo whisperer” Method,” which works visible miracles on tight necks, shoulders, and backs. “Usually within an hour, the client says they feel dramatically different or better,” Tell said, and her clients testify, lauding her skill. She’s been working most recently with cupping techniques, which encourage blood flow and loosen muscles. It’s all part of her quest to keep learning, she said, and honing her superb ability to keep quite a few Santa Barbarans supple and pain-free.

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Dr. Cory Bream, OD Two locations, Everything everyone loves about Cory Bream’s optometry office at Costco just got twice as good. She opened Goleta Valley Optometry this year, her team’s new second home. Same doctors, same courteous efficiency, same amazing advanced equipment, the doctor said. She’s been at Camino Real Marketplace since 2004, entirely separate from the warehouse of desirable objects opposite her premises. The job has its moments, she said, from empathizing with a mom who learned of a tumor in her eye to the joy of a teen trying on contact lenses for the first time to play a sport. “We love what we do,” she affirmed, “and it is reflected in our patient loyalty.”

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Well, of course KjEE’s Stephen Meade took the Best Radio Station announcement with a few wry words: “It’s affirmation that what we do matters to people with the patience to make it to the last page of your damn ballot.” Beacon to the patient or no, alternative-rock station KjEE more likely won as a bastion of all things rocking, edgy, and dang cool, an energy injec injection into S.B.’s placid airwaves. In years to come, Meade said, they’ll still be perched “above the Goodwill if the river don’t rise.” Even if it does, if there’s any uplifting radio station Santa Barbarans will listen to on their festive lifeboats and handheld radios afloat in those higher waters, it’ll be KjEE.

F i n a l i s t: K T Y D 9 9 . 9 F M S.B.-Ba ed WeBSite S.B.-BaS Okay, Noozhawk: This town is big enough for the both of us. Like its namesake bird of prey prey, Noozhawk delivers news with fierce focus and swift speed, providing rapid-fire coverage of breaking stories. Its victory is all the more impressive in a day when journalism continues to grapple with new media. “Being a pioneer is not for the faint of heart, but it’s an exciting journey,” founder and publisher William M. Macfadyen said, adding that their web-based format allows them to engage directly with readers. “We view this as validation of how indispensable Noozhawk has become to our community.”

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Santa Barbara Independent, Starshine, you’re a star. Our very own Starshine Roshell once again has won over our readers’ adoration with her always funny, wisely witty, and occasionally raunchy musings on parenting, politics, and womanhood — and she couldn’t be more grateful. “It’s an astounding relief! In the majority of life’s corners, my unflinching straight talk is not at all appreciated (e.g., my children’s friends are frightened of me),” she said. We, meanwhile, certainly appreciate your viewpoints, Starshine; in the battle of pens and swords, you continue to out-strike them all.

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Jeff Bridges Big-hearted, laid-back, and kind — that’s Jeff Bridges to S.B. “Thanks, Independent readers! It feels wonderful, being recognized by a community and town that I love so much,” he said. We feel the love. In his work with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, the magnanimous actor/musician has helped ensure meals to thousands of county children and families, and in his collaboration with Girls Rock S.B. and his own band The Abiders, he’s also proved to be an integral part of our music community. With his upcoming flick Only the Brave, he “celebrates” folks like our own wildfire fighters — “They are big heroes in my eyes.” As Bridges himself shows, heroism comes in all kinds of ways.

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We love him on KEYT, and now we love him on Twitter, too. In these fast-paced times, our readers prefer to follow none other than John Palminteri, the correspondent who’s “On it!” as soon as a story breaks. Whether midday or midnight, the Palm is sending out quick missives with reliability and charm aplenty. “I think about it around the clock. Even in my sleep, whenever that is,” said the unstoppable journalist of his social-media embrace. “There’s a buffet of news, and I’m ready to serve it up.”

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10/21: Art From Scrap Workshop: Watercolor Leaves with Marilee Krause Come to the CreatorLab to create your very own watercolor masterpiece of leaves. 10am-noon. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. Children ages 6 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. 10am-noon. $8. Call 884-0459 x13.

10/21: MCASB Community Celebration Celebrate contemporary art from Guatemala with refreshments, entertainment, and special tours at the top of each hour! Also, join Guatemalan performance artist Hellen Ascoli for an interactive weaving activity. 1-4pm. Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. Free.

10/22: Sensory Studio Feel free to participate or simply enjoy the art as you discover pop-up talks and playful artistic activations involving taste, touch, sight, and scent inspired by the exhibition Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now. 1-4pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364.

10/22: The Art of the Brunch Art and brunch will be combined

Thursday 10/19 10/19: Community Resource Fair and Domestic Violence Solutions’ Annual Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Walk The community is invited to this resource fair with “freebies” and information from organizations such as Rape Crisis Center, Hospice of S.B., Pacific Pride, Legal Aid, and more. Then attend Domestic Violence Solutions’ Annual Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Walk in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in support of survivors and remembrance of victims of intimate partner violence. Community Resource Fair: 4-6pm; Vigil: 6pm; Memorial Walk: 6:30pm. Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 963-4458. Solutions


Rancho San Julian Pumpkin Patch Come walk through two acres of this old-fashioned pumpkin patch nestled in the heart of S.B. County, where 17 varieties of pesticidefree pumpkins are family grown by ranch friends Elizabeth Poett and Katie Hames. Check out the giant sunflowers and guided children’s nature walk every Sunday at 3 p.m. Thu.-Fri., Mon.-Wed.: 3-6pm; Sat.-Sun.: noon-5pm. Rancho San Julian, 6000 San Julian Rd., Lompoc. Free. Call 729-3303.

10/19: Surfrider S.B. General Meeting Meet surfers and environmentalists, and see an interesting presentation by Cassie Burstow, advocacy and policy director for Turtle Island Restoration Network, which recently launched a boycott of unsustainably caught swordfish. Enjoy pizza and light refreshments as you learn how California consumers, businesses, and activists hold the key to stopping irresponsible commercial fishing. 7pm. Watershed Resource Ctr., 2981 Cliff Dr. Free. Call 899-BLUE (2583).

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lobster appetizers and sip on specialty drinks, such as the Rock Lobster and the Lobstertini, as you explore the ecology, fishery, and conservation of these nocturnal sea creatures often called the bugs of the sea. 5:30-7:30pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History Sea Ctr., 211 Stearns Wharf. $35-$40. Call 682-4711 x114.


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as four area artists each complete a painting during this meal to be sold during a live auction. Brunch will include huckleberry pancakes, fresh Danishes, frittatas, custom cocktails, Bloody Mary and mimosa bars, and more, all to raise money for the museum. There will also be jazz guitar, jewelry for sale, and a raffle. 11am-2pm. Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr, Solvang. $60-$75. Call 688-1082.

10/20-10/21: E-Waste Recycling Event This recycling event is open to all area resident and businesses. E-waste is anything that runs on a plug or batteries. Not accepted are batteries, lightbulbs, large appliances, or printer cartridges. 8:30am4pm. Sears parking lot, corner of La Cumbre Rd. and Calle Real. Free. Volunteer Opportunity

10/20: Go to Hale Film Series II: Bill Graham: His Friends … and His Enemies, Fillmore: The Last Days Rock ’n’ roll fan and music lover Hale Milgrim is back with memorable insights, commentary, and another concert film, this one recorded at the Fillmore West in San Francisco from June 29 - July 4, 1971, and containing performances by bands such as Santana and the Grateful Dead. Pre-show reception: 6:03pm; show: 6:57pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $17.50. Call 963-0761.

10/20: Friday Matinee: Spider-Man: Homecoming This 2017 reboot follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego, Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace in New York City, the Vulture (Michael Keaton). 1-3pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Rated PG-13. Call 564-5641.

10/25: Lecture: Rafa Esparza Artist Rafa Esparza will speak about his work and his site-specific adobe installation, currently on display at the Atkinson Gallery, titled for you and the sky. This piece was built during a five-week artist residency and is meant to challenge the way the history of the mission system has been taught in California. Esparza observes that “in close proximity to this contested site where indigenous slave labor was used to make the bricks to build the Mission, we’re now working consensually and collectively with the same material to build a space where we can imagine our own structures and narratives.”The installation will be on view through December 1. 4:30pm. Admin. Bldg., Rm. 211, S.B. City College, 721 Cliff Dr. Free. Call 965-0581 x3484.

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10/25: John Moreland

Do yourself a favor and view John Moreland’s performance of “Break My Heart Sweetly” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and then buy tickets to see this amazing singer/ songwriter in person. He is out with his fourth album, Big Bad Luv, with many hooks, serious heartland crunch, and songs that get to the core of love, faith, isolation, and life. 7:30pm. Standing Sun Winery, 92 Second St., Unit D, Buellton. $20. Call 691-9413.

10/19: Ozomatli This L.A. band — out with its new album, Non-Stop, which pays homage to the band’s Latin roots with covers of classics like “La Bamba” and “Como la Flor” — will bring its reggae dancehall vibe to S.B. The Ozohead Experience, for ages 21 and up, will give you early access to the show, a tequila tasting at the sound-check party, and a meet and greet and red-carpet photo opportunity. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. GA: $35-$45; VIP: $105; Ozohead Experience: $125. Call 963-0761.

10/20: A Musical Journey: From Africa to the Americas with Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca Ricardo Lemvo’s innovative blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and pan-African styles ((soukous soukous and Angolan semba and kizomba) are infectious, as the songs celebrate life and inspire audiences to dance away their worries. 7:30-9pm. MultiCultural Ctr. Theater, UCSB. $5-$15. Call 893-8411.

10/20: Dead Man’s Party This eight-piece tribute band has been fashioned after the original Oingo Boingo lineup, featuring a three-piece horn section, guitar, bass, keys, drums, and a frontman so convincing people sometimes believe they are watching Oingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman himself. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $10. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274.

10/21: S.B. Library Centennial Music Concert: S.B. Music Club This concert will feature American music

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spanning the past 100 years, with a special focus on that most American of genres, ragtime, with works by Leonard Bernstein, William Bolcom, Aaron Copland, Hal Isbitz, Scott Joplin, Marjorie Merryman, and Eric Valinsky. 3-4:30pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free.

10/21: Parting Lines & Kacey Johansing Bay Area native Kacey Johansing has toured the U.S., Europe, and Japan and will play her folk, jazz, pop, and classical sound with her soulful, honeyed voice and lilting vibrato against moody aural landscapes. Also performing, with a folk-rock vibe, will be SoCal duo Parting Lines. 8pm. Third Window Brewing Co., 406 E. Haley St. Free. Call 979-5090. Read more on p. 15 153. 10/22: An Homage to Herbert Howells (1892-1983) Enjoy a concert of choral, piano, and organ works in celebration of the anniversary of this English composer’s birth, with performances by the Adelfos Ensemble, the American Riviera Children’s Chorus, and organist Thomas Joyce. 3:30pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. Suggested donation: $10. Call 965-7419.

10/22: Chamber Music Concert Enjoy this afternoon concert with the Sincopa Chamber Ensemble as they perform Schubert’s well-loved Trout Quintet and Mozart’s famous Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat Major. 2pm. Ojai Art Ctr., 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $8-$10. Call 640-8327.

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10/20: Franco Escamilla Stand-up comedian Franco Escamilla is also known as El Diablo (The Devil) or El Amo del Sarcasmo (The Master of Sarcasm) from his numerous YouTube videos, and he will bring his biting style of comedy to S.B. 8pm. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $60-$100. Call 963-4408.

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10/20-10/22: Boo at the Zoo The zoo will transform for safe, traffic-free trickor-treating, including a Trick-or-Treat Trail, Boo Choo-Choo train rides, creepy-crawly encounters, spooky storytelling, goblin games, and more. Fri.: 5:30-8:30pm; Sat.: 4:30-8:30pm; Sun.: 4:30-7:30pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. $10-$17. Call 962-5339.

10/20-10/22: Gelato Festival S.B. 2017 Join the gelato fun as you vote for your favorite unique flavor created by gelato artisans for this festival. There will be contests and activities in this three-day celebration of all things gelato. Fri.: 2-8pm; Sat.: noon-8pm; Sun.: noon-7pm. La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave. $13.50-$30.

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event will combine more than 50 amateur male chefs, 35 premier local vintners and brewers, live music, and fantastic auction items, all to raise money for Arts Outreach, dedicated to bringing the arts to school-age children. 6pm. Flag Is Up Farms, 901 E. Hwy. 246, Solvang. $60-$65. Call 688-9533.


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10/21: Meet Bruce Campbell

Come meet actor, pop-culture icon, and author Bruce Campbell, who has appeared in the Evil Dead film trilogy, the TV series Ash vs the Evil Dead, three Spider-Man films, Burn Notice, and Xena: Warrior Princess. Your ticket includes an autographed copy of Campbell’s third and newly released hardcover book, Hail to the Chin! Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor; a guaranteed placement in line; and one additional item you can bring for an autograph (no boomsticks). Call or go in the store to reserve your ticket. 2-7pm. Metro Entertainment, 6 W. Anapamu St. $30. Call 963-2168.


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10/21: 2nd Annual Indie Author Day Calling all writers! Come hear from successful independent author Elizabeth Hunter on how she built her writing career, and then have two rounds of breakout sessions where experienced and aspiring independent authors can discuss strategies for getting independently published books in libraries and bookstores, marketing, design, and, of course, writing. Visit day2017 to reserve your space. 9am-2pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5642.

10/21: Bark for Life S.B. The American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the society’s fight against cancer. Bring your best canine friend and join the fun-filled day starting with a walk and then continuing with demonstrations, games, and costume and peanut-butter-eating contests. Registration: 10:30am; walk: 11am. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Free. Call 963-1577.

10/21: Bonita Beach and Botanik Present Gather-Shop-Share Enjoy a marketplace that will have a plethora of artisans, purveyors of food, live music, and Día de los Muertos surprises! Noon5pm. 2325 and 2329 Lillie Ave., Summerland. Free. Call 565-4848 or 565-3831.

10/21: 37th Annual Los Olivos Day: Day in the Country Spend the TICKETS AVAILABLE: SB BOWL OR AT AXS.COM / SBBOWL.COM / GOLDENVOICE.COM

day celebrating this quaint country town with an early-morning Fun Run, small-town parade, ScarecrowFest, Kiddie Korral, live music, more than 100 vendor booths, food trucks, a beer garden, and, new this year, a Wine Roundup. Visit the website for a full schedule. 10am-4pm.


Centennial Lecture: John Woodward Area historian and avid photograph collector John Woodward will reveal treasures from the Edson Smith Photograph Collection, containing early images of S.B. from the 1870s-1940s. This collection of more than 1,500 images has been stored in a filing cabinet for decades and is getting digitized to be available to view online. 3-4pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5611. Various locations. Free. 10/21: 3rd Annual Fired Up for Special Olympics Dinner All proceeds from this Santa Maria–style BBQ dinner hosted by the S.B. County and City fire departments will benefit the athletes of the Special Olympics S.B. Region. There will be music, dancing, live and silent auctions, an open wine and beer bar, and presentations of athlete and volunteer of the year. 5-10pm. Carriage and Western Art Museum of S.B., 129 Castillo St. $75. Call 884-1516 x103.

10/21-10/22: The Mom Made Market Shop from more than 40 area vendors of mom-made goods and services, including Trendy Bubs, Organic Greens Skincare & Apothecary, Gaia Bags, Parker Clay (handcrafted goods made in Ethiopia)





Body This show features seven artists, including painters and photographers, that portray the human form … in many forms. The exhibit shows through November 8. 5-8pm. Silo118, 118 Gray Ave. Free. Call (301) 379-4669.

ongoing: We Live in Wonder This show expresses the joyfulness, fleeting memories, and broader narratives of the human experience by artists Jeanne Dentzel, Michele Zuzalek, and Raj Naik. The exhibit shows through November 5. MichaelKate Interiors and Gallery, 132 Santa Barbara St. Free. Call 963-1411. ongoing:

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sunday 10/22 10/22: 3rd Annual Santa Barbara Wild! Enjoy locally sourced, organic, gourmet appetizers and dinner; delicious wines and tasty brews; live music by The Bryan Titus Trio; and silent and live auctions that include a culinary workshop for two at a Tuscan villa, a private tour of Wind Wolves Preserve, and more. All proceeds will benefit Los Padres ForestWatch in our efforts to protect and preserve wildlife habitat, watersheds, and wilderness landscapes throughout the Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain. 3-6:30pm. Garden Street Academy Playing Fields, 2300 Garden St. $125.

Discover the continuing impact of a man whose collected works have made him one of the literary giants of the 20th century. British actor David Payne will portray C.S. Lewis in 1963 as he hosts a group of American writers in his home outside of Oxford, England, recalling the people and events that inspired his writings and shaped his life: J.R.R. Tolkien, The Chronicles of Narnia, Christianity, and the American woman who turned his life upside down. 3:30-5:30pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $20$35.

Sullivan Goss Joseph Goldyne: Fall Light and Leon Dabo: Light

Fall show through October 29. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 730-1460. ongoing:

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and more. Admission is free, but you can purchase a tote bag for your goodies on the website and pick it up at the door. 10am4pm. Impact Hub S.B., 1117 State St. Free.

10/22: How the Ocean Health Index Is Transforming Marine Science The Ocean Health Index team at UCSB’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) has developed a method to help answer complex questions like how healthy our oceans are and how we should manage

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10/19-10/22: Husbands and Wives

This is your last chance to see this world-premiere adaptation of Woody Allen’s 1992 Oscar-nominated film for Best Screenplay, which follows two couples, facing middle age squarely in the face, who find themselves questioning their faltering marriages. This witty and urbane comic drama with innovative staging and a live-streamed video will create a multilayered performance and a great night of theater. Thu.-Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2 and 7pm. New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $20-$60. Call 965-5400.

10/19-10/22: One Man, Two Guvnors Nominated for seven Tony Awards and winning one for Best Actor in a Play for James Corden in 2012, this play is based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni and set in the swinging ’60s in Brighton, England, with live music and audience participation! Follow Francis, a failed musician with an insatiable appetite, as he finds himself in the employ of both the murderous Stanley Stubbers and the mysterious Roscoe Crabbe. This cast of loony characters will leave you laughing all the way home. The show runs through October 28. Thu.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. Garvin Theatre, 801 Cliff Dr. $14-$26. Call 965-5935.

10/20-10/22: Dogstar Theater Company: The Foreigner This two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue is hilarious and relevant. The Foreigner takes place in a fishing lodge in Georgia, where two guests are faced with the elderly widow who owns the lodge; a reverend; his fiancée, who happens to be an heiress; her dimwitted brother; and a racist neighbor, all of whom have to deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. Ten percent of all profits will go toward the Anti-Defamation League. Fri.: 8pm; Sat.: 2pm. Post-show talkback with director and cast, 8pm; Sun.: 2 and 8pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $20-$28. Call 963-0408.

10/20-10/22: Kiddo and Patty Hearst This play written by Claudia Hoag McGarry is about 17-year-old Marta, whose writer father calls her “Kiddo,” in the summer of ’74. Find out why Marta finds herself having a strange connection to Patty Hearst, who is was being held by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Fri.-Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 3pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $12-$15. Call 684-6380.

10/21-10/22: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Set during the Great Depression of the 1930s in gangster-filled Chicago, this satire by German playwright Bertolt Brecht was written as a response to the rise of Hitler and fascism and examines the nature of power and the tools of fear, corruption, and oppression. Watch more than 30 Westmont students participate in this play, which features a live, seven-piece jazz ensemble and begins each evening with a sing-along of music from the period at 7:15pm. The play shows through October 28. 7:30pm. Porter Theater, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. $7-$12. Call 565-7040. Read more on p. 147.


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a doctorate in mythological studies, Dr. Colette Kavanagh will speak about how Ireland’s deeply rooted traditions, mythic motifs, symbols, and rituals have survived across centuries to compose its unique imaginal inheritance. Learn how, at a time when we are increasingly disconnected from ancestral thought, soul, nature, and the richness of community life, the Irish have managed to keep their ancient traditions alive despite modern life. 5:307:30pm. Pacifica Graduate Institute, 801 Ladera Ln. Free. Call 969-5750.

10/20-10/21, 10/24-10/25: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Fri.:

10/20, 10/22: High Sierra Grill & Bar Fri.: Out of the Blue. 8-11pm. Sun.: Mezcal Martini. 3-6pm. 521 Firestone Rd., Goleta. Free. Call 845-7030. 10/20-10/21: M.Special Brewing Co. Fri.: Bryan Titus Trio. 7-9pm. Sat.: Stiff Pickle Orchestra. 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500.

MOnday 10/23 Courtesy

7pm. $34.16. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Ages 21+. Call 686-4785.,


10/20: Pali Wine Tony Park. 5:30-7:30pm. 116 E. Yanonali St. Free. Call 560-7254. 10/20-10/22, 10/25: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Fri.: Area 51. 9:30pm. $8. Sat.:


Tickets: $35/ person Includes: Glass of wine Bites from 10 local restaurants Silent auction Wine Grab $25 per cork Live music by Claude Hopper Purchase tickets online @ or at the door

Chino Espinoza y Los Dueños del Son. 9pm. $15-$20. Ages 21+. Sun.: Chris Ahlman, Radiokeys. 7pm. $8. Wed.: Kelela. 9pm. $17-$20. Ages 18+. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776.

10/21-10/22: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: The Excellent Tradesmen. 6-9pm. Sat.: The


Brambles; 1:30-4:30pm. Robert Thomas Blues Band; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Kelly’s Lot; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066.

Andrew D. Bush Family Foundation

10/21: Island Brewing Co. Jungle Man Sam. 7-9pm. 5049 6th St., Carpinteria. Free. Call 745-8272. 10/21: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Call 962-4660.


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10/22: Irish Mythic Imagination with Colette Kavanagh, PhD With

10/20-10/21, 10/25: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Teddy Spanke and the Tex Pistols, DJ Totem and Friends. 8pm. Free. Sat.: Pull the Trigger, DJ Totem and Friends. 8pm. Free. Wed.: Tales from the Tavern: Michael Reno Harrell.

Third Annual


boot-scootin’ country dancin’ to area band Dusty Jugz, dinner, games, a silent auction, a no-host bar, and tons of fun. All proceeds will go toward the Down Syndrome Association of S.B. County. 4-8pm. Carriage and Western Art Museum of S.B., 129 Castillo St. $5-$10.

Peter Boles. Sat.: Kylie Butler. Tue.: Jim Rankin. Wed.: Dave Vignoe. 5:308:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200.

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10/19: Eos Lounge CamelPhat. 9pm. 500 Anacapa St. Free-$5. Ages 21+. Call 564-2410. Courtesy


them sustainably in the future. Marine scientist Julia Stewart Lowndes, PhD, will give examples of how the Ocean Health Index is used to drive global sustainable marine management. 2-3pm. Multipurpose Rm., Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878.

10/21: Mercury Lounge Van Goat. 9pm. $5. 5871 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages 21+. Call 967-0907. 10/21: Yellow Belly Poppin’ Honeys. 7-9pm. 2611 De la Vina St. Free. Call 770-5694.

10/23: J.D. Vance The commentator and author of the gripping memoir Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, which came into the national political conversation during the last presidential election campaign, will deliver a public lecture titled Hillbilly Elegy: A Culture in Crisis. A proud product of Appalachia and Ohio, J.D. Vance will offer a powerful examination of how social policies and other factors affect some of the poorest communities in the U.S. and how downward mobility really feels. 7:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $11-$39. Call 893-3535.




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Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham brought together some of the biggest acts of the 60’s on through the 90’s, captured in the phenomenal concert film, Fillmore: The Last Days. Recorded at the Fillmore West in San Francisco from June 29 to July 4, 1971, the film contains performances by bands including Santana, the Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and The New Riders of the Purple Sage. Come for the Fillmore lore; stay for Hale Milgrim’s patented Quips & Clips!

3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular Put on your

best costumes and learn more about Hearts’ life-changing equine-assisted activities. There will be trick-or-treating with the horses, a horse costume contest, face painting, a broomstick bake sale, a witches’ apothecary, and more. 3-6pm. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Ctr., 4420 Calle Real. $5. Call 964-1519

Tuesday 10/24 10/24: Oh Shift! Purpose Steers, Passion Fuels Learn the power of Shift, where you understand informed decisions versus energized action and empower yourself in that integration, walk your life path with vibrancy, and experience pure power with a clearing meditation and an energy transmission. This event will be recorded. 6:30-9pm. Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd. $20-$25. Call 964-4861.

Wednesday 10/25 10/25: I Am Not Your Negro Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisioned a book James Baldwin never finished of Baldwin’s personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.—and created this documentary, which is an up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and archival material. 6pm. MultiCultural Ctr. Theater, UCSB. Free. Rated PG-13. Call 893-8411.

10/25: Opera Santa Barbara noontime Concert Each season, Opera S.B. offers a series of free noontime concerts featuring members of the Studio Artist Program and a variety of popular and lesser-known arias and duets. Noon-1pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 898-3890.

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Lawn Bowls Turns 80 The Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls Club was formed on October 14, 1937. With a special tournament and luncheon last weekend, the club celebrated its 80-year history. First District S.B. County Supervisor Das Williams and a handful of officers from the Santa Barbara Police Department (pictured right) showed up to learn some proper technique, and Mayor Helene Schneider proclaimed October as Lawn Bowls Month. After the athletics, celebrators sat down for a lunch featuring music from the era and lots of Spam, which was also created in 1937.


Close Escapes

Pampered-Pet Vacay Sarah Sinclair


or most of us, the decision whether or not to take our dog along on vacation goes something like this: He’s great in the car and super fun at the beach, but what if we want to go out to a nice dinner, a museum, or a baseball game? Plus, we’ll have to find a pet-friendly hotel. No matter how pampered our pooches might be at home, most overnight trips, unless they involve camping or bunking with friends, are enjoyed sans Fido. The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, however, has set out to change all that with its swanky West Hollywood location, across from Beverly Center and fetching distance from posh Rodeo Drive. Given the chance to check out the Sofitel’s new VIP (Very Important Pet) Package, my trusty canine companion, Scout, and I jumped in the car southbound with the wind in our hair and our heads out the window. Well, at least one of us. The Sofitel’s concierge greeted Scout like royalty, with gourmet doggy biscuits and the assurance that pets are permitted anywhere on the property. Scout took that invitation to heart as we explored the chic décor of the movie-set-themed lobby. Once ensconced in our room, top-shelf accoutrements included a king-sized pillow-top bed, a rainfall shower, and a view of the Hollywood sign out the French doors. Scout was outfitted with her own B&G Martin dog bed, and her dinner was held aloft in a designer metallic bronze wire feeder. The room-service menu featured gourmet pet selections, including hand-cut steak with baby carrots, but we opted instead for the Granville just down the street. For an extended stay, we could have utilized nearby DOG Pet Boutique & Daycare, where Sofitel


has arranged a discounted rate for daycare and dogwalking services. Perhaps it was a coincidence that both Scout and I slept a blissful nine hours that Friday night, or maybe it was due to the rarefied Beverly Hills air. In any case, we headed home well rested and glowing from the top-dog treatment to which Scout— Scout and her master — could certainly become accustomed. The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills welcomes pets to stay in guest rooms at no extra charge. For details, call (310) 278-5444 or visit sofitel-los-angeles .com. — Sarah Sinclair

A Clean Start

hat seems like a mundane 10-minute shower to some might be a blessing for another. That’s what the group behind Showers of Blessing (pictured), which operates under the umbrella of the Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara, always has in mind— mind that change travels in an outward direction. The group offers free showers — from Isla Vista to Carpinteria— Carpinteria and free socks, underwear, towels, and laundry services. The shower facility is a repurposed emergency response trailer and is outfitted with two full bathrooms, a water supply tank, a generator, propane tanks, and heaters. The water comes from the churches it parks at and also serves to irrigate the surrounding plants. Ken Ralph, the general manager of the organization, began volunteering at the homeless shelter Casa Esperanza seven years ago. He said he was moved by the “common human experience” that everyone shares, houseless or not. Ever since, he’s dedicated his time to break down what he calls the wall that separates homeless people from the rest of the citizenry. Ralph first heard about the mobile showers a year and a half ago. When he went to check them out, he met Reverend Doug Miller, whom Ralph calls the “Mother Teresa of Santa Barbara.” Miller, who passed away earlier this year from pancreatic cancer, asked Ralph to take over the mobile shower after his diagnosis. Since then, Ralph has expanded the area and services of the showers. The service provided 1,500 showers in 2015 and 4,000 in 2016, and Ralph estimates upward of 7,000 showers have been provided this year so far. Ralph said he finds his motivation not from divinity but from spiritual consciousness. He classifies himself as a “Unitarian” and “humanist.” There is no praying or sermon involved with the showers. But he believes that all religions have an underlying theme of welcoming strangers. When Ralph helps out during a session, he realizes the thin circumstances separating him from the people he’s helping. A recovering alcoholic, he admits that he could easily be on the street if not for some strong support. He wants people to realize that every single person on the street has a story and a reason for where they are. The program also helps in other ways. For example, it provides stipends to homeless volunteers and gives them work references to help them get back on their feet. The group operates largely through individual donations and partly through church charity. Operations Manager Linda McDaid is formerly homeless herself; she battled drug addiction and eventually wound up on the streets of Orange County. After going through rehabilitation, she found work at the showers, she said.“My want is to share with other people that they can do this — that they can get back on their feet.” For more information, visit — Héctor Sánchez Castañeda

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Cocktails & Culture: A Centennial Celebration Sat. Nov. 4,


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Beau Lawrence, founder and president of Ace Rivington

Ace Rivington

Lifts Off in La Arcada

7-9 pm

Celebrate our beautiful Central Library’s 100 years of service to our community with literary cocktails, ample hors d’oeuvres, celebratory dessert, entertainment and stories. Make your reser vation today! or 805.689.2448


enim adorers, take note: Ace Rivington’s new store has landed. The hip brand known for designer denim fashion basics, which opened a location at The Guilded Table in 2014, recently expanded to a full La Arcada storefront in the summer of 2017— 2017 and “business has been mind-blowing,” says founder/designer Beau Lawrence. With luxuriously comfortable, organic cotton basics like customtailored jeans, crewneck sweatshirts, flannels, and tees, the unisex brand is meant to appeal both to casually comfortable Santa Barbarans and stylish, adventurous, biplane-driving rogue types like the brand’s namesake, a fictional world-traveling Alaskan pilot. The new, Cuban-themed store continues his adventures, with his everexpanding fictional world creating “a massive foundation of limitless inspiration for content” across new stores, said Lawrence. Lawrence hopes the storytelling style will expand the way customers see themselves. “Ace for me is a character that everybody could dream to be; I wanted to build a brand about someone 100 times more interesting than me,” said the Valencia-born Carpinteria resident, who takes inspiration from his many travels, Hollywood films, and wide-eyed daydreams. Big dreamer though he is, Lawrence takes his denim very seriously. “I certainly see jeans as a second skin,” he said. “It’s a living product, and it changes every day.” The jeans run super-comfy in a slimming, unisex fit, with Lawrence’s custom tailoring making them note-perfect to your needs. I tried a pair on recently and felt reassured as Lawrence offered fitting suggestions. Lawrence says his product is meant to fit snugly onto your mode of life. “My goal is to be a complement to the customer’s wardrobe, to build off of what they already own,” he said. Made with ultra-sustainable denim from Italy’s Candiani Mill, they’re a guilt-free way to look good, too. Visit the new La Arcada store and fetch a pair of custom-tailored clothes for your next State Street stroll or trans-Atlantic escapade— you’ll be glad you did. —Richie DeMaria

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No. 1 New York Times Bestselling Author

J.D. Vance,

Hillbilly Elegy: A Culture in Crisis Mon, Oct 23 / 7:30 PM (note special time) Granada Theatre Tickets start at $20 $10 all students (with valid ID) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“A must-read prism into disaffection among America’s white working class and the rise of the new president.” The Guardian (U.K.)

Jim Isaac



Defends World Title

printing for a growing bump on the water along the north side of Oceanside Pier, competitive bodysurfer Jim Isaac had time for two big kicks before dropping into a chest-high wave at the 2017 World Bodysurfing Championships. Riding the wave shoulder, Isaac effortlessly performed a spinner— spinner a bodysurfer’s version of a prone pirouette — that placed him high on the face, where he adjusted the plane of his body across the ocean’s slanted surface to slide past a crumbling section in front of him and return to the open face for a few more seconds of competitive grace. It was his bestscoring wave of the event, “and it was certainly the most fun,” said Isaac, who lives in Goleta and leads kayak tours of Channel Islands National Park. “You’ve got to be able to read the wave and to react to it in a split second.” After 20 years of surfing, first learning in Hawai῾i and continuing in the Santa Barbara and Ventura regions, Isaac shelved his 7´2˝ Yater pintail, now collecting dust in his garage, and put on a pair of swim fins. Soon enough, the bodysurfing bug took hold.“Bodysurf “Bodysurfing is not more or less fun than board surfing, but it is different,” admitted Isaac, 67, who has been a serious bodysurfer since the mid1980s. In 1993, he signed up for his first world championship event, held in Oceanside each summer and now in its 41st year. Since then, he’s only missed the contest three times. The former beach lifeguard has run up a decent résumé at the event, finishing on the podium in his division seven times, including three first-place finishes. This year, he defended his 2016 victory in the 65-and-over age bracket. Isaac said his formula for success is water time; he regularly swims with the masters at Los Baños del Mar and always keeps an eye out for surf. “I surf as much as I can to sharpen my reflexes,” he said, adding, “For me, any time in or on the water is a good time!” —Chuck Graham

A proud product of Appalachia and Ohio, Vance made his way from the Marines to Yale Law School and into the Bay Area tech world. With a rare insider’s perspective, Vance offers a powerful examination of how social policies affect some of the poorest communities in the U.S., providing fascinating insight into how downward mobility really feels.

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Samantha Bee In Conversation with

Starshine Roshell Thu, Nov 9 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre $85 / $25 UCSB students An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“The former Daily Show star has... become the fiercest, funniest host on TV.” Rolling Stone “She’s got [swagger] to spare.” Wired The first woman to host her own late-night satirical news show, Samantha Bee has changed the tone of the genre with her bare-knuckle delivery. The Emmy Award-nominated Full Frontal with Samantha Bee walks a line between outrage and hilarity, and Bee is well-equipped for the job: The groundbreaking comedian will appear in a whip-smart moderated conversation full of her “wry, smarty-pants charm”(Vogue). (Mature content)

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hen I was a little girl, my dad was more fun than anyone I knew. He’d pick me up from grade school on his chopper and let me start up the growling beast all by myself — and rev it — as my friends watched in awe. Then he’d talk like Donald Duck and take me for ice cream right before dinner. He loved roller coasters and food fights and making me laugh. He penned a ditty called “Turdballs on Parade,” and we’d wail it in public places, or break into a scripted repartee (“May I have a tissue?” “Kiss you?! I hardly know you!”). If I asked to wear his hat, he’d hoist me onto his shoulders and flip his black Stetson onto my noggin. Dad was not what you’d call “a responsible adult.” I was the grownup in our relationship — the one always saying, “Come on, cut it out. You’re gonna get hurt. We’re gonna get in trouble.” But that was okay; one of us had to be the parent, and I liked him as the lunatic. At least — until I didn’t. “More fun than anyone” usually comes at a price; my dad’s was alcoholism. As a gag, he taught me to call the corner liquor store and order his Jack Daniels for delivery. When I had to take cough medicine, he’d volunteer to take a swig with me. Once, when the cops pulled us over on the way home from Disneyland for swerving, he shoved a near-empty bottle at me and barked, “Hide this.” I did. But they carted him off in the squad car anyway when he failed to walk the line. That wasn’t the bottom. His work suffered. His friendships strained. His body shook when he wasn’t email: sauced. He could be scary and unpredictable, even to me. Then, one early morning, he fell from a four-story building while high on something and broke a mess of bones. The grown-up voice was bellowing now. He had gotten hurt. He had gotten in trouble. He had to get sober. He didn’t want to die. The year or two that followed were dark. My goofy, anything-fora-laugh playmate became sedate and joyless, even dour as he grappled with addiction, admission, and amends. There was pain on his face, frustration in his voice, exhaustion in his posture. There was no laughter. I had to wonder: If this is sober Dad … then had it been the booze all along that made him fun? If taking away whiskey had taken away the things I loved most about my Dad — the songs, the indulgences, the cackling — then had I ever really known this sad stranger at all? I won’t pretend it was easy, or pretty. I won’t sugarcoat the fact that, as an adult now, I sometimes reflect on my best Dad memories and wonder if he was drunk that time — wonder if he even remembers that time. But I will tell you this: With a resolve I didn’t know he had at his disposal, and through some pretty spectacular “responsible adulting,” that sad stranger slowly metamorphosed back into a liquor-less version of the mirthful, mischievous, exquisitely inappropriate jester that conferred upon me the delights of childhood, before he modeled for me the realities of adulthood. Last week, I watched my dad celebrate 30 years of clean living surrounded by a community of sober alcoholics. One by one, as he wiped away tears, they stood and thanked him for bringing laughter and levity to their recovery program — a place that can be joyless and dour for newcomers. They’re not kidding, either. I’ve been to 12-step meetings with him as he mutters the Lord’s Prayer: “… lead us not into Penn Station, but deliver us a pizza, for thine is the singing, in the shower ….” I guess you couldn’t say he walks a straight line. But even three decades dry, my dad is more fun than anyone I know.

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THE PACIFICA EXPERIENCE Saturday, November 4 in Santa Barbara This day-long introduction to Pacifica and its degree programs includes: • A presentation on DreamTending by Pacifica’s Chancellor, Dr. Stephen Aizenstat • Typical Classroom Sessions and an Alumni Discussion Panel • Tours of Both Pacifica Campuses • Ample Time to Interact with Faculty, Alumni, and Staff The $35 Registration Fee includes lunch and a $10 credit at the Pacifica Bookstore or call 805.879.7305 Register online at

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Limited Space Remains for 2017 Enrollment in Select Degree Programs Pacifica is an accredited, employee-owned graduate school offering masters and doctoral programs in depth psychology, mythology, and the humanities. See for gainful employment information.

A Salon Friday Evening November 3 will feature a presentation on individuation with Pacifica faculty Dr. Fanny Brewster. Pacifica Experience participants are invited to attend.


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Roundup of college Soccer news in Wake of team uSA’s embarrassing World cup Miss


WESTMONT MEN: The Warriors closed out their

regular-season home schedule with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over The Master’s. Jeremiah Anderson tied the score 1-1 in the 88th minute, and senior Yazi Hernandez knocked in the golden goal three minutes from the end of the second overtime. Westmont, holding down second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference, will host the semifinals and championship of the men’s league tournament November 9 and 11. WESTMONT WOMEN: Ranked no. 8 in the NAIA,

Westmont separated itself from The Master’s in the GSAC standings by defeating the Mustangs, 5-2. After Maddi Berthoud’s fourth goal put the Warriors up 4-2, they earned a penalty kick and put senior Destinee Adams on the stripe to strike the final blow. UCSB WOMEN: Amanda Ball, the Big West’s leading scorer, converted a PK for her ninth goal of the

SBCC MEN: The Vaqueros, ranked no. 16 in the state, remained unbeaten (8-0-3) last Friday after a 2-1 win over Oxnard College. Ameyawu Muntari scored the winning goal in the 74th minute, and SBCC had to hold off the Condors with 10 men because Muntari was red-carded for removing his jersey in celebration. SBCC WOMEN: John Sisterson, coach of both City College teams, is having quite a season. The Vaquero women (10-0-1) are ranked no. 1 in the state and no. 3 in the nation. Their 1-0 decision over Moorpark last week—much more one-sided than the score showed —was their 10th win in a row. They host Ventura at 7 p.m., Friday, October 20, at La Playa Stadium.

SAVING THE NIGHT: When Cal Poly came out of its defensive shell to launch a counterattack, Gaucho goalkeeper Alan Carrillo (in black) made some big stops.

THEN THERE’S THE USA: It was frustrating and

embarrassing to see the national men’s team lose to Trinidad and Tobago, a setback that knocked it out of the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Christian Pulisic, the 19-year-old phenom who plays in Germany’s pro league, was the only American to provide youthful energy. Vom Steeg said much of the blame falls on USA Soccer for its “closed system” of signing young players to low-level contracts at Major League Soccer (MLS) academies and preferring they languish in the U.S. rather than challenging themselves overseas. “The difference between MLS and the European experience is relegation and promotion,” Vom Steeg said. In England, for instance, the bottom three teams in the Premier League are demoted at the end of the season and replaced by three teams from the lower Championship League. It’s said to be worth $220 million to the promoted clubs.“There’s stress and tension with every single team fighting not to be relegated,” Vom Steeg said. “MLS has none of that. You finish in last place; who cares.” Rudy Ybarra, director of the Santa Barbara Soccer Club and assistant at Westmont, said flatly that most U.S. players lack the skills and the mentality to play at a high level. “We’re selecting athletes who can be physically dominant but have not developed technical skills,” he said.“We cannot trap and pass the ball in tight spaces. We can get away with not having clean touches against some countries, but teams like Costa Rica are much better than us. It’s hard for me to believe that [the members of the current national team] are the best players in the country.” DONS HALL OF FAME: Ybarra, a two-time CIF

Player of the Year (1975, ’76) at Santa Barbara High, is among nine new members who will enter the Dons Athletics Hall of Fame on November 9 at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion. Others include Lito Garcia, who coached the Dons to CIF titles in both soccer and football, and former NBA star Jamaal Wilkes. Call 284-3986 or email for n info.

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season and the first score of a 3-0 win over Long Beach State. It was UCSB’s first victory over the 49ers since 2009. The Gauchos need a winning streak to reach the conference tournament. Their game at Cal State Fullerton on Sunday, October 22, will be televised by ESPN3.

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oals in soccer, like home runs in baseball, provide some of the most exhilarating moments in sports. They occur instantaneously in the course of a game where failure to connect is by far more common. Game-winners ramp up the excitement. There was Landon Donovan’s last-gasp goal against Algeria in the 2010 World Cup. There were a couple walk-off dingers at Dodger Stadium — Kirk Gibson’s in 1988 and Justin Turner’s exactly 29 years later—that rated 11 on a scale of 10, given the frenzy that seized normally blasé L.A. fans. When a soccer match ends 0-0, as the Cal Poly– UCSB contest did last Saturday night, there is one word for it, uttered by Gaucho coach Tim Vom Steeg: “Frustrating.” Scoreless draws can happen at every level of the game, but the idiosyncrasies of college soccer contributed to the bland result before a season-high crowd of 10,293 at UCSB’s Harder Stadium. While the rest of the world’s teams can replace only three players during a match (excluding exhibitions), college teams enjoy unlimited substitution, shuffling players in and out to keep them fresh. “At some point, a soccer game opens up,” Vom Steeg said. “Fatigue is a factor. But in our game, [if] four guys get tired, send four new guys out there. Every time we attacked, there were seven or eight players sitting in front of us.” The Mustangs ganged up on UCSB’s most dangerous player, Rodney Michael. He’d normally play the whole game, but Vom Steeg said, “I had to rest Rodney because he’s trying to play with two defenders all over him.” UCSB’s man of the match was first-year goalkeeper Alan Carrillo, who made several spectacular saves to deny Cal Poly in the second half and overtime. The Gauchos slipped two points behind UC Davis in the Big West North standings. The Aggies will visit Harder Stadium on Saturday night, October 21. Other college soccer teams in town are making news.

Leo Vargas, Carpinteria football

Maddi Berthoud, Westmont soccer The sophomore put a feather in her hat trick as she scored four goals in a 5-2 victory over The Master’s, moving the Warriors to second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference.



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It took just 20 minutes of wandering through the various botanical wonderlands of Lotusland for the garden’s events coordinator Patrick Reynolds — who’s also the renowned mixologist behind the long-running Farm to Bar series at the Wildcat — to find enough ingredients for an afternoon cocktail. Dragon fruit from the cactus zone, Meyer lemon and variegated pink lemon from the citrus garden, hummingbird sage from the insectary, strawberry guava from the tropical corner — combined with gin, these elements made for a subtly sweet, texturally creamy, tiny-bit-tart beverage called the Dragon’s Harvest, which I sipped while retracing Reynolds’s steps to the source of each. We’d met to talk about the Spirit of Lotusland, the second annual cocktail competition that comes to the garden on Saturday, October 28. I was a judge in last year’s inaugural edition Dragon's Harvest and found the event to be a thoroughly engaging bartender showdown. Each booze wizard is challenged to make a drink that best showcases their assigned section of Lotusland — from bromeliad to fern to cycad to topiary, and so forth — while using fruits, herbs, and other exotic edibles that come from throughout Lotusland. Into that formula came a casually flowing entourage of imbibers led by us judges, and we all experienced cross-sensory bliss, with taste buds, eyes, ears, noses, and even fingertips fully enthralled. This year’s contest adds a layer of food complexity to the mix, as the competing businesses — the returning champ Alcazar/Milk & Honey as well as Bobcat Room/Little Kitchen, The Imperial, The Lark, Les Marchands, and Loquita — must also provide a bit of food to complement their cocktail. It all finishes with live music and more food on the main lawn, where this year’s judges will crown the Spirit of Lotusland victor. —Matt Kettmann —

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Seville Road, Isla Vista, on September 16, about a year after the original location was opened at 848 Foothill Boulevard, San Luis Obispo, near Cal Poly. With a menu featuring bowls and wraps priced from $10-$14, co-owner Pongwarin “Oak” Rujiehan says that many poké shops don’t offer wraps and that avocado comes with no extra charge. A small order includes two proteins and one side, a medium comes with three proteins and two sides, and a large includes four proteins and three sides. Proteins come in three categories: naked (ahi tuna, salmon, albacore, yellowtail), dressed (ahi shoyu, spicy wasabi salmon, scallop, shrimp, tofu edamame), and cooked (spam, kalua pork, teriyaki chicken, beef patty, sous-vide egg). Sides offered are spicy crab and tuna, seaweed salad, avocado, tamago, and macaroni salad. A variety of sauces and toppings are also available. Call 883-3933 or visit SPEAKING OF ISLA VISTA: Juice It Up!, a national raw

juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie chain, is now open inside HiWi Tropical Fusion at 6555 Pardall Road, Isla Vista. “With fall semester now in session, UCSB students are looking for better-for-you options to get that boost of natural energy in the morning, or that necessary afternoon pick-meup before class begins, and that’s where Juice It Up! comes in,” said Nareh Shanazarian, general manager of HiWi Tropical Fusion. BLUEWATER GRILL NAMES CHEF: Bluewater Grill,

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native Anthony Endy returns home to join the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort team as the new executive chef. “Alisal is an iconic Central Coast property, and I’m excited to maintain the integrity of the ranch and expand upon the food and beverage program with new offerings,” said Endy, who’s worked for Chef Rick’s in Santa Maria, Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, the former Wine Cask in Los Olivos, and Paul Martin’s American Grill brand. “The essential elements—seasonal ingredients, classic ranch recipes, BBQs—are all there, now with a bit more technique and flare.” Endy aims to capture the essence of California cuisine with the depth of flavor and heartiness of Western ranch cooking. He plans to achieve this using locally sourced Santa Ynez Valley ingredients at their peak and is working with a farm to grow fruits and vegetables especially for Alisal. The new menu will include vegan and vegetarian options and a farm-to-table program with cooking classes and hands-on guest workshops that will enhance the guest experience. MOVIE NIGHTS AT BEAR AND STAR: Summer is fading,

but autumn in Los Olivos is great for outdoor entertainment. The new Bear and Star restaurant at 2860 Grand Avenue continues its series of special events with Movie Night, in conjunction with the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn. The starting lineup includes The Princess Bride, Dances with Wolves, Forrest Gump, The Man from Snowy River, True Grit, and Davy Crockett Crockett, the latter starring Fess Parker. They’ll screen for free every Thursday night, 7-9 p.m., on the garden patio’s 14-foot screen. Blankets and complimentary popcorn will be provided by the restaurant, and the complete menu from The Bear and Star will be served at the bar throughout the evening. Movie Night will continue through November 17, with plans to extend through the fall and winter season. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis; lowprofile chairs are welcome. LA COLMENA CLOSED? Multiple readers tell me that Taquería La Colmena on Milpas Street is closed, and that it has a notice posted on its door for outstanding rent.

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I enjoyed the popular eggplant sandwich served on a fresh french roll with the delightful additions of grilled zucchini, oven-roasted tomato, spinach, and mozzarella cheese making it light yet rich in flavor. The dish that really had me in amore was the spinach tortellini stuffed with cheese; tossed with prosciutto, mushrooms, and peas; and draped in an irresistible tomato cream sauce that I would eat on its own with a spoon any day. As a pasta cooker who typically veers on the harder side of al dente, I’ve always been wary of takeout options for fear of the mush, yet the pasta at Guicho’s holds its ground beautifully. “We use De Cecco, which is the best imported pasta you can find,” Alvarez said. With options for gluten-free or wholewheat noodles, homemade desserts like crème brûlée and tiramisu, and a steadfast dedication to creating fresh, high-quality food at a fair price point, Guicho’s reminds us to dig into the beauty of simplicity.

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t’s one of the most said. In a response to one of the play’s early critics, poignant— and relpoignant evant — stories of Brecht himself wrote the great exodus from that it was “a parable, and Nazi Germany that written with the aim of took place before and destroying the dangerous respect commonly during World War II. In felt for great killers.” 1941, Bertolt Brecht, the While recognizing that most influential theater the choice of this play artist of the mid-20th century, was hunkered in 2017 could be read as resistance to the current down in Helsinki, waitadministration in Washing to hear if he would ington, Thomas said that receive a visa to travel to the United States. he thinks “the immediate Anxious to begin the IRRESISTIBLE: Starting this weekend, Westmont’s theater program will mount an imaginative and large- comparison of Arturo Ui next chapter of his life, scale production of the German playwright’s trenchant mid-century-modern satire on political violence. to Donald Trump feels reductive.” That’s not Brecht wrote a play in just three weeks, intending that it would market for cauliflower. She’s joined by 15 because it’s inaccurate, according to Thomas, become his Broadway debut. The Resistible more cast members and a seven-piece jazz but rather because “there’s so much Rise of Arturo Ui, a gangster story set in Chi- band conducted by John Douglas. Director gleeful brutality in our culture cago, combined Brecht’s knowledge of such and Westmont professor of theater Mitchell today,” and President Trump is figures as Al Capone, which was derived Thomas explained that he was “not going only one manifestation of it. primarily from the tabloids and sensational for a Hitler-looking Ui” when he cast White, In case this all sounds too newsreels, with his more direct experience and that the entire production is filtered dark for you, consider that The as a witness to the rise of Adolf Hitler. Pro- through a pair of Brechtian devices: stylized Resistible Rise of Arturo U Uii is a cessing this material through his signature acting techniques and multimedia, which in comedy, and, as Thomas put it, kaleidoscope of radical techniques and dis- this case means digital projections and live both “serious fun” and “strangely tancing effects yielded what Brecht termed video feeds. Performances will begin with entertaining.” Expect to encounmusi “epic theater.” Unsurprisingly, the script a 15-minute sing-along to get the audience ter songs, but not like in a musifailed to attract any Broadway producers, warmed up and allow the band to explore cal, and speeches, but not like who were busy enjoying shows such as Blithe songs from the period, like “Anything Goes” at a rally. The ultimate intent of and “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” Spirit and Arsenic and Old Lace. Brecht’s theater has always been This weekend and next, October 21-28, Ui and his henchmen wield automatic to make people think again, and the Westmont College theater program weapons against their rivals, a fact that gave to see with fresh eyes the reality will mount an imaginative and large-scale Thomas pause while writing the show’s pro- around them. —Charles Donelan production of Brecht’s trenchant mid-cen- gram notes after the recent mass shooting in tury-modern satire on political violence. Las Vegas. “Hearing the media debate how The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui plays Sat., Oct. Westmont student (and Independent intern) much attention to give the Las Vegas shooter, 21; Sun., Oct. 22; Thu., Oct. 26; and Sat., Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 27, at 9 p.m., at Elena White plays Arturo Ui, the ruthless I could not help but see the parallel with Westmont’s Porter Theater (955 La Paz Rd.). Call populist who seizes control of Chicago’s what Brecht has put in this play,” Thomas 565-7040 or visit

The Mission Walker “I’m not afraid of death. I fought so hard because I love life,” said Edie Littlefield Sundby, author of The Mission Walker. Published in July, the book details her fight with cancer and her 1,600-mile walk on the mission trails of Mexico and California. In a recent phone conversation, Sundby and I discussed walking, writing, and how cancer is like a punch to the face.

During your cancer treatments and your walk, was there a moment of healing that sticks out? My goal was to overcome my fear. A long walk is a purging of an overflowing of negative things I was filled with after fighting cancer for five years.… And it took 1,600 miles of walking ….There was a moment of intense fear. We had reached the most vicious sierra in Mexico, and the only way to get down is a plunge, an almost 2,000-foot drop … It filled my heart with absolute terror, and there are moments where it is as hard to turn back as to go forward. So you plunge forward …. And you have faith that all will be well.

How instrumental was your family in your cancer treatments and your walk? Incredibly. And not just my family, not just my husband and my children; it’s the people who came before and who are no longer here with me, like my mother and my father.

Backyard shorT horT horT Ts s FilMFesT Dee Elias is looking for your undivided attention. On October 22, the Santa Barbara Abad. Well-known actor and Santa Barbara resident Jeff Bridges makes an artist and business owner will present Backyard Shorts FilmFest, an evening of appearance in one of the short films, titled SOhO Music Club Tour of Alan Kozlowski short films (as the title suggests) made by area filmmakers. “Our mission is to Photography. Elias will also present her short Confessions of a Beatlemaniac Beatlemaniac, based benefit our local emerging filmmakers by providing a platform to showcase their on her experience of being a Beatles fanatic. original work and creative talents,” Elias said. Although Santa Barbara has the notable S.B. Last July, Elias began accepting submissions, Confessions of a Beatlemaniac International Film Festival, Elias believes there and a flood of entries came in from all over Santa is a dire need to honor area talent. “[Backyard Barbara County — as well as a few from Los Angeles Shorts] celebrates and supports these artists who put their heart and soul into a film,” she and San Luis Obispo. Although the entries had to be 20 minutes or less, there were no restrictions on prior said. “This could potentially become an annual event for our community.” filmmaking experience or specific genre. As such, the festival program is diverse. Films selected vary from The festival takes place Sunday, October 22, 12:30-8:45 p.m., at The Hitchcock (371 S. documentary to narrative to experimental to music video. One entry, titled Low Power Power, is an animated Hitchcock Wy.). See —Kiki Reyes short created by Dos Pueblos High student Jayevin

When you were writing The Mission Walker, did it reopen old wounds? Those experiences were so fresh; it hasn’t even been two years …. And I discovered writing was just like walking …. I wrote every day, seven days a week, from 9-6, for three months. It was incredibly fast-paced.

Your writing is beautiful and vivid. Did you have prior writing experience? No. I think when we have a lot of life experiences, it’s easy to write [as there is] a lot to write about …. My story isn’t just about cancer; it’s about confronting our own mortality. It’s about, like Mike Tyson said, being punched in the face. And when we think we can’t go on, we can. —Elena White

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MAJOR EFFORT: MCASB co-curators Miki Garcia and Emiliano Valdés put together one of PST: LA/ LA’s biggest shows for three different venues in Santa Barbara.

ews of the Getty’s extraordinary Pacific Stan- Married” (1996) by Aníbal López, aka A-153167, at the dard Time: LA/LA initiative has reached all Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. over the world. Readers in New York, London, Contemporary artists from Guatemala like to Paris, and beyond now know of its impressive work in multiple media. At Westmont, Darío Escoscope and unprecedented ambition, and thousands of bar’s “Kukulkán” (2009) represents the Mesoamerivisitors have flocked to locations throughout South- can feathered serpent deity of that name through an ern California to appreciate the range of exhibits on artfully arranged mobile made of strips of bicycle offer. This weekend, the PST spotlight hits Santa Bar- tires. In the Ridley-Tree’s main space, “El Chucho” bara, as the city’s art museums host three full days of (1987), a wooden carving of an emaciated dog wearactivities designed to deepen one’s experience of the ing a human facemask by artist Pablo Swezey makes a work that’s been assembled here. On Friday, October powerful statement about Guatemalan cultural identity. In that same room, Ángel Poyón’s 20, scholars and artists will gather at Westmont College’s Porter Theater elegant Mondrian-influenced alarm for a day-long symposium on the art clocks from 2008 meditate on the “non-linear complexity of immigrant of Guatemala from 1960 to the present. The symposium, which is open situations” under the ironic title to the public, promises to connect “Studies in Failure in Time-Space.” Guatemala’s artistic output to broader Perhaps the most powerful, and global currents in contemporary art. certainly the most disturbing, strain by Charles Donelan Additional events taking place at the of work produced by the contemSanta Barbara Museum of Art, the porary artists of Guatemala is the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and UCSB’s Art, performance art, which survives through documenDesign & Architecture Museum on Saturday, Octo- tation — primarily photographs, artist statements, ber 21, and Sunday, October 22, will feature curatorial and video. The thoughtfully chosen examples of this walk-throughs, a major lecture by scholar Jens Hoff- work included in Guatemala from 33,000 km demand mann, and a panel discussion with Chumash artists. to be seen and pondered by anyone interested in In preparation for the upcoming events, I spent contemporary art and global politics. Hellen Ascoli’s most of last weekend examining the vast array of performance “Encuentro” finds her rolling across work from Guatemala that co-curators Miki Garcia an empty landscape encased in white mesh. On the and Emiliano Valdés have assembled for Guatemala opposite panel of the same room at CAW, Jorge de from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960-Present. León’s “Study of Light and Shadow” presents video Taking the measure of this important show requires documentation of the artist in the act of inserting his an effort; with well over 100 works on display at three entire naked body into the hanging carcass of a dead separate venues, it’s more than a survey. In fact, it’s steer. The artist was influenced by a 1655 Rembrandt more of a trifurcated pop-up museum dedicated to study called “Flayed Ox” that’s on view in the Louvre. Two works on view at MCA take similar one of Latin America’s most fascinating art scenes. Guatemalan art has it all. The high-quality abstrac- approaches of direct physical involvement. In tions by Daniel Schafer, Margarita Azurdia, Alfred “Paisaje” (2012), Regina José Galindo stands naked Jensen, Dennis Leder, and Diana de Solares on view and impassive as a gravedigger covers her with dirt. in the smaller of two galleries at the Community Arts On another wall of the MCA, photos of Jorge de León Workshop (CAW) on Garden Street can withstand (who also climbed into the flayed carcass) sewing his comparison to any geometric art from the period of mouth shut send shudders through all who enjoy the early 1960s through 2017. Then there are several the right of freedom of speech. Overall this stunning arresting examples of serious, large-scale figurative exhibition is one of the most important shows to painting, such as Erwin Guillermo’s amazing triptych come to Santa Barbara in years and will certainly give “The Conjuror” (1982) from his Puppets series in the those who attend Friday’s symposium plenty to talk n main space at CAW and the shocking diptych “Just about and for which to be grateful.

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hen the renowned Chicago Symphony This is a different era for the Chicago Orchestra makes a rare Santa Barbara Symphony. He continues to push us to the appearance at the Granada Theatre utmost extremes of soft playing, which Saturday night, it will not be traveling with generates a different palate of color. Playa big-name soloist. Rather, music direc- ing with power has never been a problem tor Riccardo Muti decided with this orchestra. But now to spotlight a member of the we’ve expanded to intimate, orchestra: principal clarinetchamber-like playing. ist Stephen Williamson, who will play Mozart’s masterful Your father was a high-school Clarinet Concerto. “I’m very band director in Austin, Texas. honored,” Williamson said in How did you choose the clarinet? a recent interview from his I’m the second oldest of four Windy City–area home. “He boys. My elder brother is a could get anyone he wants! trumpet player. I was fasciI’m trying to keep a level head nated by the trumpet, and by Tom Jacobs about it.” He’s also trying to close to my ninth birthday, keep a toned body (more on I asked my dad if I could that later). also play it. He said, “I’m afraid you and Williamson, 47, earned a masters’s degree your brother will be competitive with from the Juilliard School, was a Fulbright each other. Why don’t you pick a different Scholar, and spent a decade in the Metro- instrument?” politan Opera Orchestra before coming to I started on the saxophone for about Chicago. He regularly works as a soloist and two weeks. After hearing me play “Happy chamber musician, and he was a featured Birthday” for my uncle, my dad put his arm soloist in John Williams’s score for the film around my shoulder and said,“The clarinet is much harder. I don’t know—it might be Lincoln. too difficult for you.” I fell for that hook, How difficult is it to play Mozart well? Mozart, line, and sinker. I said, “Do you have one? in my opinion, is one of the most difficult I’ll try it!” I immediately was on a mission composers to execute, because it’s so refined. to prove I could play the clarinet. Playing Mozart the way we envision it in My dad gave me recordings by Benny our heads is an impossible dream. The best Goodman and Artie Shaw, as well as clasapproach I have is to think of it operatically sical artists like Robert Marcellus playing — to vocalize the lyricism that he writes the Mozart concerto. He gave me a lot with. I practice a lot singing the lines. That of examples of how incredible, and how allows me to, hopefully, capture moments diverse, the clarinet can be. like the recap in the second movement of the concerto, which I play as softly as possible. Do you need to stay in good physical shape to have the lung capacity to play your instrument? Does that align with your conductor’s conception Yes. I have always been a big proponent of the piece? Yes. Maestro Muti has such an of bodybuilding and weight training. In affinity for soft playing. On this tour, we’re the last four or five years, I started taking doing the Schumann Second Symphony. It up running as well. All of these things has probably never been played softer, or in a contribute to the stamina I need to project more chamber-like way. You often hear that without sounding forced. I use an incredwork played bombastically, but Muti takes a ible amount of diaphragm pressure when Mozartian approach. I play — and an immense amount of air!


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n Tuesday, October 24, the S.B. Bowl will close out its season with a bang when electronic/dance music masters Odesza and Sofi Tukker conduct one last dance for the venue. Famed for combining indie-rock sensibilities with stadium-sized EDM energy, both acts put on some of the most exciting live electronic music in the world today. I spoke with Odesza’s Clayton Knight and Sofi Tukker’s Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern about music, cinema, and pets.

What is the new material sounding like? SHW: We’re really excited about going even crazier, and the more we play live, the more we make songs for the live show specifically. A large part of our writing now is, can we imagine the choreography to this, and how we’re going to interact with the crowd at this moment. We’re really aware of that dynamic when we’re making recordings now.

Odesza How is the new material shaping up for the live shows? We try to do a bunch of interesting medleys, so we’ll combine sections of songs and mix and match dif different elements from the album. We remixed a lot of older material from In Return, so we’re excited to see how those go over. … There’s a lot of happy accidents. We’ll play one vocal piece over another, one guitar line over another, and there’s some really nice textures and layers that come together.


If you could pick a famous movie director for your next music video, who would you choose? TH: Whoever directed Suicide Squad. I don’t think anyone liked the movie that much, but it would be the sickest music video. It didn’t get well reviewed, but the point is, the cinematography, the colors; it’s cool. … Or, Avatar. I just want to live in Avatar world. SHW: Oh, that’s the one! Let’s say that. Why didn’t we think of that? TH: I did think of that.

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You have so many rainy days up in Seattle; how do you find comfort even if you seek discomfort creatively? We do get a number of rainy days. I grew up in Seattle, so there’s something very warming about a rainy day. It’s like internal energy, especially when we’re in writing mode, eight hours a day in the studio. This winter, it rained for almost two months straight, so it does get pretty dark up here, but this internal retrospective kind of energy allows you to sit with Sofi Tukker creative ideas and read as much as you can, and it’s more just a different use of time and energy when you’re trapped inside. We live right in an international district with amazing Vietnamese food, and that really warms you right up. Are there any instruments you’re nostalgic for or that you still use in your creative process? My parents have this beautiful Steinway grand [piano] at their house. I grew up playing that in middle school and high school, this big, beautiful grand; it’s a superinspirational piece of equipment.You just kind of sit there and things start flowing. And it restricts you; in production, you have so many tools and synths and get kind of lost where to even begin. You can do all the production in the world, but if it’s not broken down to its simplest form and it doesn’t sound good, you’ve got a problem. If this album ended up being a soundtrack about you two, what would the movie be called and who would play you? I would like to be played by Ryan Gosling. I don’t know what I’d call it … Rainy Days in Seattle. There’s some Sleepless in Seattle wordplay you could do there. Any words about the S.B. show? Our last show there was in April 2015 at The Arlington Theatre. It’s been a minute. This will be a whole new show, and we’ve got some surprises lined up. We’re bringing out all the stops for this one.

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Your new big song is “Best Friend.” What makes a good friendship, or what makes yours such a good one? TH: I think a real interesting key to friendship is respect. Just respecting and sort of being, like, a fan of the other person’s abilities and skills, respecting their strengths. That’s a really nice thing about friendship, that there’s a mutual excitement about people. SHW: When you admire your friend, it’s exponential. You can always grow it and grow in it. TH: Yeah, when you can just be inspired by your friends … if they’re driven and passionate, if I’m able to be close to someone like that, it excites me and inspires me more when they’re really working toward something and driven as fuck. SHW: I feel like it doesn’t really matter what people are driven about. It could be anything. An aliveness we can share and lift each other up with. TH: They could be driven about making ant farms, or basket weaving. I don’t give a fuck. SHW: I had an ant farm growing up. And a pet ant. One single ant. What was his name … I don’t remember his name. TH: How long did he live? SHW: Not long enough. TH: You should have had a red ant, Sophie. SHW: Runner! Runner! Oh my god, I remembered the name! TH: Runner? Like … He runs? SHW: My pet ant, Runner. TH: I had a turtle named Jet. SHW: Jeff? TH: No, Jet. Like jets are fast; turtles are slow; so it was ironic. SHW: That’s pretty good. Almost as good as Runner. TH: I should name a child Runner someday. Like, “Yo, Run!” Run is a sick name. Shervin Lainez

You have said elsewhere that some of the bigger artists you collaborated with were less likely to take creative risks than the more up-and-coming ones … Do you prefer that, or are there ways where you prefer to stay traditional? So A Moment Apart was us really trying to push ourselves with new creative elements, more so in the songwriting world; this was the first time we worked with a number of different artists in a studio. In Return was done online, passing tracks back and forth. Doing the full songwriting process start to finish, that was new territory to us, and we made a point to see how far we could get in that world. We’re always trying to really push ourselves in a creative sense, and we never want to be too stagnant. If you’re not learning something new every time, you can get left behind; if you get too comfortable you get uncomfortable, so to speak.

as possible now, because … there are definitely environments that don’t lend themselves to me feeling like myself, and I think the more I get to be myself and the older I get, the quicker I am to just leave the situations really quickly that don’t make me feel [it’s] safe for me to be myself.

sOfi Tukker You’ve released a lot of great singles and videos this year. Are there any you’re most proud of? Tucker Halpern: We’re definitely proud of everything … but the “Fuck They” video kind of stands out. That’s one of the first times we’re saying something definitive. … It’s kind of personal in a way. I literally slap my basketball coach in the video, which is a direct swing at my basketball coach from college. It’s nice to say, look, I did save myself and became even more ridiculous, and everything you hated about me is actually why I’m doing well now, so fuck off. One reason you guys are great is that you’re not afraid to let your freak flag fly. What would you say to people for whom that confidence doesn’t come as easily? TH: I would say just follow your gut. I think when you’re really comfortable and feel good about yourself and feel good about who you are, you’re naturally less concerned about being judged, because it really is you being authentic. … When I really feel good about something, I don’t care if others don’t like it, because I actually like it. Sophie Hawley-Weld: The times I haven’t been able to let my freak flag fly, I feel like I just get out of those situations as soon

Well, we’ve unearthed both Sophie’s pet ant’s name and Tucker’s future child’s name. I think it was a successful interview. TH: Now I just have to find someone to make the child with. SHW: Put that in the interview. It’s an ad. Anything else you’d like to say? TH: No, we’re excited to come there for sure. Excited about this whole Odesza tour. We just can’t wait for the next couple weeks.


Odesza and Sofi Tukker play Tuesday, October 24, 6 p.m., at the S.B. Bowl (1122 N. Milpas St.). Call 962-7411 or visit

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SIREN SONGS: Spanish chanteuse Sara Serena started singing before she could talk, and by age 8 she was training in classical music. Now she’s touring the world for her debut album, Skyline.

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n the midst of a dizzying promotional tour, and promoters. The goal is simple: Turn “the rising pop star Sara Serena from Zaragoza, opera girl” into a pop megastar. Spain, met up with Indy staff on the Santa While she nails the lovesick good girl on Barbara Wharf to talk about her whirlwind stage, Serena is confident and self-possessed career. The next day she would drive to San in person, with a shrewd sense of humor. Francisco, and the following week she jetted She grumbled darkly about U.S. politics and to Mexico City and then Bogotá, Colombia, eye-rolled at singers who rely on Auto-Tune to reach the high notes that she’s been hitting for the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. Charismatic and quick to laugh, the with operatic precision for years. 19-year-old was the picture of teen celebShe’s especially irked by all the kudos given rity style, with jewel-studded hands and to Justin Bieber for singing in Spanish in glam sunglasses, blocky high heels, and a “Despacito,” which, she maintained, he butchgold-tinged robe that billowed out in the ered. As a bilingual artist herself, she hopes marine breeze. On her 2017 album, Skyline, to cater to Spanish speakers throughout the she sings about infatuUnited States and would love ation and heartache in a Latin Grammy nomination both Spanish and English, for Skyline, her debut album. and her music videos are (Only during our goodbyes sweet, clean, and sparkly. did she confess that this was Last year, she topped the her first interview in English.) Spanish charts with the While other less savvy teen by Jackie Botts ballad “Chasing Dragons,” prodigies might allow the and before long, she plans glitz and fame to go to their to overtake the United States music scene heads, Serena is realistic about the long hours, as well. teamwork, and PR machinery required to But Sara Serena’s not your average Disney transform a talented singer into an interactress turned pop princess. She started sing- national success. “I have a great team, and ing before she could talk, and by the age of they’re working really hard —with me and 8 she was training in classical music. “I grew for me,” she said humbly.“It’s just a great time up with Mozart and Beethoven and all those that we’re having together and we’re doing people who no one knows right now,” she this ‘Sara Serena thing.’ You know, it’s Sara chuckled. Before long, she was performing Serena — it’s not only my name; it’s like a in front of large audiences; in her teens, she dream that we all have together.” began entering voice contests, where she was Out of earshot of Serena, Karlsson conalways known as “the opera girl.” fided that the aspiring pop star is far too She was just 16 when she won the first humble: It’s not often you see such a talented season of Aim2Fame, a talent competition singer who’s able to command the stage so targeted toward millennials in which contes- naturally, he said of her abilities. Sara Sertants from 43 countries competed for online ena’s songs were written especially for her votes. The grand prize? “A seven-year con- enormous vocal range by top songwriters, he tract and many millions behind it,” explained said, recounting that she brought composer Michael Karlsson, the CEO of Nexar Pro- Walter Afanasieff to tears while recording a ductions, who accompanied Sara Serena to demo with him. Afanasieff, who coproduced Santa Barbara. Nexar is the company behind Celine Dion’s Grammy-winning hit “My Aim2Fame, and Karlsson has spent the last Heart Will Go On,” allegedly called Serena two years intensively developing the young “the next Celine.” singer’s brand, collaborating with a team Karlsson joked, “Now she’s got to live of songwriters, producers, choreographers, with that.”

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WISTFUL MUSINGS: Kacey Johansing’s latest offering, The Hiding, brings to mind the beaches and bluffs near Big Sur, where she recorded most of the album.


Music to Fall For by Richie DeMaria CALIFORNIA-CRAFTED: This weekend offers music lovers some great gigs that will showcase California-crafted music and brews in happy harmony. On Saturday, October 21, at Third Window Brewing Co. (406 E. Haley St.), the Lagoon District taproom will host two acts that each encapsulate, in song, a perfect Southern California late afternoon: Parting Lines and Kacey Johansing, both from L.A., at 8 p.m. Parting Lines is the duo of Trevor Beld Jimenez and Tim Ramsey, the first of whom is known from Ventura bands Franklin for Short and Tall Tales and the Silver Lining. Their single “Climb” sails along like a kite caught contentedly on a relaxing breeze. Composed simply of strummed guitar, escalating harmonies, and ever-reassuring lyrical comfort —“You and I’ll be fine”— it’s a great song to cozy up to, and hints at many more pleasant hits ahead. Johansing, too, brings to mind the beaches and bluffs near Big Sur — where she recorded much of her recent album, The Hiding, released this year on her own record label, Night Bloom Records — albeit with a sound more wistful and mournful than that of her show mates. Songs such as album opener “Bow and Arrow” set heavy reminiscences —“Yes, it was all my fault / It was all my fault / I had a bow and arrow / Unsteady was my shot”— to a Highway 1 road trip breakaway tune, regrets and sadness in the rearview. With tones that shimmer and Johansing’s enthralling voice, it’s music perfectly suited for fans of contemporary indie pop acts like Beach House, Feist, and Camera Obscura, as well as older greats like Fleetwood Mac. With all musicians in tow having opened for big indie-folk names like Kings of Convenience, Saturday’s show will be a rare opportunity to enjoy Bowl-sized acts in an intimate taproom. Add Third Window’s beers, with their truly craft-focused and seasonal approach, and it’ll be the kind of delight you can’t get in most places of the world come this time of year. What we may lack in fall colors, we make up for in sunshine and beaches and beers, and Third Window, conveniently, sits at an intersection of all. Elsewhere, the leaves have had their fill of sun, but here in SoCal, we’ll happily soak up some more. GOAT OF OUR TIMES: But wait, there’s more! If your heart prefers to beat northward or westward that night, the Mercury Lounge (5871 Hollister Ave.) will be welcoming Van Goat down from Oakland at 9 p.m., offering up an incredibly energetic way to spend your Saturday night. A rollicking and wild rush of swing punk, its music is as hot and ready to burst as the sizzling wick of a dynamite stick. Fire and smoke are, tragically, forces our northerly siblings of California have had to contend with lately, and hopefully that mellow beachside bar may be balsam to any emotional scaldings the band or its affiliates may have suffered of late. By the looks of it, though, like on their adorable album-funding cooking show where they dice up a compact disc,Van Goat can handle most circumstances with a laugh and a grin. Should you prefer a sultrier, swampier style of soundscape, then Van Goat will be your best choice for a Saturday beer-and-concert pairing. The band will be sure to kick up a great time. EASTER TEETH’S PARTY: Celebrate with Easter Teeth, the duo of brothers Tim and Josh Eymann, on Thursday, October 19, when they host a free show in honor of the release of their new album, Truckstop Fear, at Whiskey Richards (435 State St.) at 9 p.m. Their second full-length finds Easter Teeth continuing their bold sound a-crashing with funky punk and complex rhythms. They will be joined by area acts Pookie and Power Slave. Start your weekend n early; just don’t concuss yourself from too much headbanging.

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FISHINg: How tHe Sea Fed cIvILIzatIoN


n his latest book, Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization, Brian Fagan, emeritus professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, takes the reader on a journey around the globe and back in time to show how essential fishing has been to humankind, from the earliest opportunistic collectors of shellfish to modern factory ships that serve the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood. Early humans faced the constant threat of food shortages and malnutrition. “If we are looking,” Fagan writes, “for why humans were able to inhabit such a wide range of environments, shellfish must be a central part of the answer.” Through close observation of tides, currents, and weather, our ancestors established dependable rhythms of foraging, what Fagan refers to as “restless opportunism,” that endured for centuries. Fagan describes how fishing societies from the Santa Barbara Channel to the Mekong Basin, the North Sea to the coast of Peru, adapted to local circumstances and climates, using available materials to fashion hooks, harpoons, nets, simple rafts, and,

later, sturdy ocean-going vessels. Fish-ing and human ingenuity went hand in hand. The practice of fishing led to trade and discovery of new territory, and to the establishment of societies with distinct hierarchies, rituals, and customs. Fish are the most traded commodity in the world and a vital source of nutrition for a growing population. Relentless demand and industrial fishing have led to overfishing and the depletion of fish stocks. Fagan believes that it won’t be long until nearly all of the fish consumed on earth will be farmed. Aquaculture, a strategy used by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Chinese, may supersede over a million years of fishing in the wild. Unless we are very diligent in our stewardship of the oceans, Fagan writes, we may find that there are no more fish in the sea. —Brian Tanguay

NomadLaNd: SurvIvINg amerIca IN tHe tweNty-FIrSt ceNtury


ocal citizens who argued against Santa Barbara’s recent Oversized Vehicle Parking Ordinance will find a strong advocate for travelers, campers, and “vandwellers” in Columbia School of Journalism professor Jessica Bruder. Her new book, Nomadland: Sur Surviving America in the Century, & entertainment Twenty-First Century is immersed in partici-

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e’s as big a rock star as we’ve got right now, and he’s not even a real person. Father John Misty, the crackpot persona invented by former Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman, took the Arlington by storm on Wednesday night, delivering 22 spectacular songs in his best, most alarmingly ambiguous manner — sincere and sarcastic, simple and complex, yearning to be decent yet somehow coming out profane. The transformation that this performer has undergone over the past decade has to be one of the strangest in the recent history of popular music. As J. Tillman, he released moody, sensitive singer/songwriter material to some critical acclaim, and then he joined Fleet Foxes in At The Arlington 2008 as a drummer. In Theatre, 2012, he quit Fleet Foxes Wed., Oct. 11. and released Fear Fun, his first album under the pseudonym Father John Misty. He followed that with two strikingly original works of grandly orchestral and subversive pop, I Love You,

pant observation and written with the grace and wealth of detail one finds in the work of creative nonfiction giants like Edward Abbey and John McPhee. The protagonist of Nomadland is Linda May, an intelligent woman in her sixties who has had a run of bad luck and can no longer afford the rent on even a modest mobile home. Her solution is to scrape together enough money to buy a used motor home

but Bruder, “stressed, sore, & entertainment and covered in dirt,” soon r e v I e w S quits the jobs. Later, when she hears a coworker has broken her wrist,“with a twinge of guilt”she feels “relieved that it hadn’t been me.” Bruder sympathizes deeply with the people she writes about, who insist they are “houseless” not “homeless,” but she’s also candid about the chief difference between them and her: She can always walk away from the backbreaking work and return to her well-paid job and comfortable apartment; the vandwellers don’t have that option. Initially, Nomadland seems as though it will be an elegy for working- and lower-middle-class seniors battered by the financial crisis and the “jobless recovery,” but the more time Bruder spends with the vandwellers, the more she comes to value the freedom and courage they have achieved through the very difficult choices they’ve been forced to make. —David Starkey 

and later, downsizing, a tiny trailer she calls “The Squeeze Inn.” Linda’s ultimate goal is to build an “earthship” in the desert— desert “a unique, self-sufficient, and ecologically sound dwelling” made of recycled materials. However, until she can bring that dream to life, she travels around the country from one low-wage job to another, most of them specifically designed to attract poverty-stricken but tena-cious seniors who have their own transportable homes. While following the migrations of Linda, “Swankie Wheels,” Scottie, Chere, and others, Bruder decides to purchase a used van, which, in keeping with the whimsical naming practices of the vandwellers, she calls“Halen.” Halen takes her to the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous in Quartzsite, Arizona; an Amazon distribution center in Haslet, Texas; the Adventureland theme park in Waterloo, Iowa; and a sugar-beet processing factory in northern North Dakota. American Crystal Sugar lures workers with the promise that they will have an “unbeetable experience,”


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ith one foot in the 18th-century commedia dell’arte classic Servant of Two Masters and the other in the Brighton, U.K., underworld of the early 1960s, One Man, Two Guvnors is wild, effective, and consistently funny. As Francis, the hapless harlequin who is the “one man” of the title, Michael Bernard gives a terrific, nonstop performance that’s equal Presented by The parts physical comedy Theatre Group. At SBCC’s Garvin Theatre, and sly underdog wit. Dillon Yuhasz provides Fri., Oct. 13. Shows through Oct. 28. excellent support as one of the guvnors—upperclass twit Stanley Stubbers — and Shannon Saleh is hilarious as the other guvnor, Rachel Crabbe, a role that calls for her to impersonate a man for much of the show. Director Rick Mokler issued a major challenge to his cast from the outset by asking that

everyone also play an instrument and sing in at least one of the dozen or so musical numbers that punctuate the scenes. Although it is not a musical, as the songs (with one minor exception) do not make direct reference to the characters or plot of the play, One Man, Two Guvnors nevertheless presents a hybrid entertainment, mixing the sounds of skiffle with fast-paced comic dialogue and pratfalls, many of which belong to the talented clown Matthew Tavianini. Jay Carlander plays guitar and banjo and sings on several numbers, as well as playing the role of Lloyd Boateng, a tough chef who’s done hard time. Tiffany Story cuts an impressive figure as the hot accountant, Dolly, and Justin Stark gets plenty of laughs playing Alan Dangle, a dimwitted actor. Overall, this show is great fun and an excellent effort by The Theatre Group at SBCC. —CD

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Truth be told, the altogether engrossing documentary Dina qualifies as a classic tale in which love at least promises to conquer all, including the innate challenges of life with disabilities. Dina and Scott, adults on the autism spectrum, are each finding ways to work, live, and love despite the limitations and social stigmas of their condition. Codirectors Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles, who won this year’s best U.S. documentary prize at Sundance, have created a beautiful slice-of-life saga about a community rarely granted screen time. The film is refreshingly devoid of narration or any distracting explanatory background, which draws us into the life story — even before we really understand who and what we’re looking at. Cinémavérité elements blend in with surprisingly polished production and savvy camerawork — and a bit of chilling, strategically timed backstory exposition — bringing fiction-film touches to a very real, unfolding, and moving story. (JW) Riviera

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It is a lot of fun. By now, you’ve probably heard true that there’s not a lot of real terror to be had here, just the usual tropes of jump-scares, camera-rushes, and shrill music cues, and of course, the more surreal elements are all left out. But what’s maintained in this adaptation is Stephen King’s knack for coming-of-age stories. The film is rich with that Stand by Me luster of lost innocence, the children characters are lovable, Bill Skarsgård’s clown is delightfully evil, and the thrills were crafted with the same grin-engineering spectacle of ’70s popcorn-fisters like Jaws. Perhaps no film can ever fully render King’s more bizarre fringes, but for now, this more streamlined telling is a heartwarming carnival of horrors—more fun house than haunted mansion, but still a good time. (RD) Fiesta 5 Kingsman: The Golden Circle (141 mins., R)

Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and his crime-fighting agents return in this sequel to the 2014 film Kingsman: The Secret Service. This time, the crew heads to the U.S. to join forces with their coun-


The Mountain Between Us The Mountain Between Us (104 mins., PG-13)

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in this romance/drama as a journalist and a surgeon who survive a plane crash on a mountainside in Utah’s High Uintas Wilderness. The film is based on Charles Martin’s eponymous book. Fairview/Fiesta 5

FOR ONE WEEK ONLY October 20-26

My Little Pony: The Movie (99 mins., PG)

Television’s beloved ponies hit the big screen (again) in this animated story that involves Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the herd. Fairview Victoria & Abdul (112 mins., PG-13) Dame Judi Dench stars as Queen Victoria in this Stephen Frears–directed sequel to the 1997 film Mrs. Brown. This time the story focuses on Victoria’s close relationship with her Indian Muslim servant, Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal).

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The above films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, October 20, through THURSDAY, October 26. Our critics’ reviews are followed by initials: RD (Richie DeMaria), AT (Athena Tan), EW (Elena White), and JW (Josef Woodard). The symbol O indicates the film is recommended. The symbol ➤ indicates a new review.


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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): “I am my own muse,” wrote painter Frida Kahlo.“I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.” Would you consider trying out this perspective for a while, Aries? If so, you might generate a few ticklish surprises. You may be led into mysterious areas of your psyche that had previously been off-limits. You could discover secrets you’ve been hiding from yourself. So what would it mean to be your own muse? What exactly would you do? Here are some examples. Flirt with yourself in the mirror. Ask yourself impertinent, insouciant questions. Have imaginary conversations with the person you were three years ago and the person you’ll be in three years.

(June 21-July 22): In the next 12 months, I hope to help you track down new pleasures and amusements that teach you more about what you want out of life. I will also be subtly reminding you that all the world’s a stage, and will advise you on how to raise your selfexpression to Oscar-worthy levels. As for romance, here’s my prescription between now and October 2018: The more compassion you cultivate, the more personal love you will enjoy. If you lift your generosity to a higher octave, there’ll be another perk, too: You will be host to an enhanced flow of creative ideas.

She journeyed cross-country and visited a prime neighborhood in her potential new headquarters. Here’s what she reported on her Facebook page: “In the last three days, I’ve seen three different men on separate occasions wearing sundresses. So this is definitely the right place for me.” What sort of signs and omens would tell you what you need to do to be in the right place at the right time, Libra? I urge you to be on the lookout for them in the coming weeks. Life will be conspiring to provide you with clues about where you can feel at peace, at home, and in the groove.



(July 23-Aug. 22): Are you interested in diving down to explore the mysterious and evocative depths? Would you be open to spending more time than usual cultivating peace and stillness in a sanctuary? Can you sense the rewards that will become available if you pay reverence to influences that nurture your wild soul? I hope you’ll be working on projects like these in the coming weeks, Leo. You’ll be in a phase when the single most important gift you can give yourself is to remember what you’re made of and how you got made.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Simon & Garfunkel released their first album in October 1964. It received only a modest amount of airplay. The two musicians were so discouraged that they stopped working together. Then Bob Dylan’s producer Tom Wilson got permission to remix “The Sounds of Silence,” a song on the album. He added rock instruments and heavy echo to Simon & Garfunkel’s folk arrangement. When the tune was re-released in September 1965, it became a huge hit. I bring this to your attention, Scorpio, because I suspect you’re now at a point comparable to the time just before Tom Wilson discovered the potential of “The Sounds of Silence.”



(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): What’s your top conspiracy theory? Does it revolve around the Illuminati, the occult group that is supposedly plotting to abolish all nations and create a world government? Or does it involve the stealthy invasion by extraterrestrials who are allegedly seizing mental control over human political leaders and influencing them to wage endless war and wreck the environment? Or is your pet conspiracy theory more personal? Maybe you secretly believe, for instance, that the difficult events you experienced in the past were so painful and debilitating that they will forever prevent you from fulfilling your fondest dream. Well, Pisces, I’m here to tell you that whatever conspiracy theory you most tightly embrace is ready to be disproven once and for all. Are you willing to be relieved of your delusions?

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): “Happiness comes from getting what you want,” said poet Stephen Levine, whereas joy comes “from being who you really are.” According to my analysis, the coming weeks will bear a higher potential for joy than for happiness. I’m not saying you won’t get anything you want. But I do suspect that focusing on getting what you want might sap energy from the venture that’s more likely to thrive: an unprecedented awakening to the truth of who you really are.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Sigmund Freud was a medical doctor who laid the groundwork for psychoanalysis. Throughout the 20th century, his radical, often outrageous ideas were a major influence on Western culture. When Freud was 50, he discovered a brilliant psychiatrist who would become his prize pupil: Carl Jung. When the two men first met in Vienna in 1907, they conversed without a break for 13 consecutive hours. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you could experience a comparable immersion sometime soon: a captivating involvement with a new influence, a provocative exchange that enchants you, or a fascinating encounter that shifts your course. Homework: If one of your heroes said to you, “Tell me the most important things you know,” what would you say?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Louisa May Alcott wrote a novel titled A Long Fatal Love Chase, which was regarded as too racy to be published until a century after her death. “In the books I read, the sinners are more interesting than the saints,” says Alcott’s heroine, Rosamond,“and in real life people are dismally dull.” I boldly predict that in the coming months, Virgo, you won’t provide evidence to support Rosamond’s views. You’ll be even more interesting than you usually are, and will also gather more than your usual quota of joy and selfworth—but without having to wake up even once with your clothes torn and your head lying in a gutter after a night of forlorn debauchery.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A woman I know, Caeli La, was thinking about relocating from Denver to Brooklyn.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Consider how hard it is to change yourself,” wrote author Jacob M. Braude, “and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.” Ninety-nine percent of the time, I’d advise you and everybody else to surrender to that counsel as if it were an absolute truth. But I think you Sagittarians will be the exception to the rule in the coming weeks. More than usual, you’ll have the power to change yourself. And if you succeed, your self-transformations will be likely to trigger interesting changes in people around you. Here’s another useful tip, also courtesy of Braude: “Behave like a duck. Keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like the devil underneath.”

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In 1969, two earthlings walked on the moon for the first time. To ensure that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed there and returned safely, about 400,000 people labored and cooperated for many years. I suspect that in the coming months, you may be drawn to a collaborative project that’s not as ambitious as NASA’s, but nevertheless fueled by a grand plan and a big scope. And according to my astrological calculations, you will have even more ability than usual to be a driving force in such a project. Your power to inspire and organize group efforts will be at a peak. (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I predict your ambitions will burn more steadily in the coming months, and will produce more heat and light than ever before. You’ll have a clearer conception of exactly what it is you want to accomplish, as well as a growing certainty of the resources and help you’ll need to accomplish it. Hooray and hallelujah! But keep this in mind, Aquarius: As you acquire greater access to meaningful success—not just the kind of success that merely impresses other people—you’ll be required to take on more responsibility. Can you handle that? I think you can.


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Amazing Salads & Yoga A Cancer Prevention Experience

New Discoveries in Science and Religion: Are We Built to Flourish with Faith? Jeff Schloss, Professor of Biology

5:30 p.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017 University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street Free and open to the public. For information, call 565-6051. Everyone is aware of the centuries-old debate about science and the truth of religious belief: does science debunk or support belief in a creator? But an explosion of more recent work focuses not on the truth but on the origin and role of religion: might it be a unique, adaptive human endowment? Are we naturally “wired” for faith, or is it due to cultural indoctrination? Is faith a pathology, or does it demonstrably contribute to individual health, personal fulfillment, and social flourishing? We’ll explore these questions and describe fascinating new discoveries on the “science of belief” by both believers and non-believers.

Join Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Nutritionists Rebecca Colvin, MPH, RDN, CSO and Sarah Washburn, MS, RDN, CSO for a morning of yoga and therapeutic music followed by a food demonstration, nourishing lunch and an inspiring presentation on the major components of a cancer prevention diet.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Ridley-Tree Cancer Center 540 West Pueblo Street Tickets are $25. Space is limited. Reservations required. Please RSVP by October 24 by calling (805) 879-5652 or emailing

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BUDGET & PLANNING OFFICE The Data Visualization & Decision Support Analyst is a member of the Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment (IRPA) group in the Office of Budget & Planning. Primary duties include the design, implementation and deployment of accurate, visually appealing and informative data displays and dashboards in support of campus decision support using Tableau Desktop or a similar data visualization tool. Reqs: Baccalaureate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. 3‑5 Years of experience in the field of Institutional Research or a related profession. Previous experience with SAS, SPSS, STATA or similar statistical analysis software in a business setting. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $4,810 ‑ $5,772/month. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For primary

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ADMINISTRATIVE & RESIDENTIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Serves as the UCSB Human Resources (HR) and Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) LMS primary support staff. Supports the implementation of ancillary tools used to deliver and enhance the LMS, troubleshoots problems related to use of the LMS, and works with campus and system‑wide resources to resolve issues. Configures and tests LMS system settings for HR/EH&S, including security roles and permissions, organizations, jobs, audiences, notification templates, and resources. Serves as the primary contact point for LMS support for the Administrative Services Division needs, while working with a small group of primary contact points across the campus concerning the campus LMS capabilities and governance. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Communications or related discipline, or equivalent professional experience. Basic knowledge of E‑learning design software (including Captivate or Articulate Storyline). Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint). Experience identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems. Proficiency in building and maintaining good working relationships with subject matter experts and key stakeholders. Strong attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to shift priorities based on the current business needs and to make progress on multiple, concurrent projects. Notes Fingerprint background check required. $25.13‑35.21/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply online by

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Office of Financial Aid Supervises staff in the Advisor unit and the department’s customer service staff (Information Specialists). Responsible for annual performance evaluations; recommends merit salary increases; takes action in response to complaints and resolves grievances; trains subordinates and student staff; assigns tasks and monitors the quality and completeness of assigned work; establishes daily and weekly work schedules. As part of the management team, participates in the overall planning, development, implementation and coordination of all phases of the federal, state and university financial aid programs. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education or experience. Two years financial aid experience, extensive financial aid knowledge, strong analytical and communication skills, supervisory experience, knowledge of campus policy and regulations, and ability to analyze and interpret data. Demonstrated strong communication skills and ability to work with frequent interruptions while paying close attention to detail. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $52,461/ 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 Job #20170472


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encompassing multiple programs. Serves as the administrative representative on the department’s Leadership Team, determining policies and procedures and guiding long‑term program decisions. Participates in the development of strategic plans for department resources, including staff FTE, fiscal resources and physical space, and represents the Director in business and administrative affairs. Incumbent provides executive level support to Director in order to successfully meet the departmental goals and objectives. Supervision of administrative team and office management. Reqs: Budget experience and extensive knowledge of university policies and procedures in accounting, purchasing, travel and entertainment. Supervision experience, including knowledge of collective bargaining agreements, and employment and payroll in a university setting. High level of proficiency with Microsoft software products, Excel, Word. Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills required. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Occasional weekend and evening work may be required. $22.85‑$26.50/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 10/25/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. Job #20170493


ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Responsible for cross training among all businesses in order to provide support in the absence of staff members in each area. Supervises the A.S Cashiers Manager. Implements student learning curriculum as developed by the Assistant Director of Business Services. Reqs: Requires understanding of cash handling and cash equivalents. Understanding of management of complex ticketing systems and calculate revenue and expenditure to create the most cost effective systems. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a variety of upper level campus officials as well as the public. Understands the fundamentals of excellent customer service. Knowledge of philanthropic practices and financial aid and scholarships. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Occasional evenings or weekends required. $20.78‑$23.00/ 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 10/25/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170494


OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Works to optimize philanthropic support for Arts & Lectures, in response to priorities established by the Miller McCune Executive Director. Fund‑raising efforts are devoted primarily to A & L, with the remaining time to other University initiatives, as appropriate. Responsible for activities related to fund raising, including membership, some lower‑level gift solicitations and administrative duties such as planning,


coordinating and executing aspects of A & L’s development program. Focuses approximately fifty percent time on gift fundraising ($5K‑$25K) activities. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Understanding of and proven skills in the profession of development, and effort to continually maintain and enhance professional knowledge. Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising, preferably in a university setting. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Interpersonal skills to work harmoniously and effectively with academic leaders, faculty, community leaders, donors, volunteers and other staff. Sensitivity to long‑term relationship building and stewardship with donors and potential donors. Knowledge of office and productivity software sufficient to function smoothly in a highly technology‑based environment (including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, and Internet applications). Strong professional ethics, discretion and judgment. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. This is an annually renewable contract position. Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently. Ability to work some weekends and evenings. Salary is competitive and 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. For primary consideration apply by 10/25/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170497

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OFFICE OF RESEARCH Provides professional support to the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) on a variety of issues at the highest levels. Researches, analyzes and synthesizes complex and/or highly sensitive issues, policies and topics; provides background information, summaries, talking points and briefing materials. Prepares confidential reports, analyzes trends, summarizes issues, and makes recommendations. Coordinates all administrative committees reporting to the VCR, and organizes ad hoc committees on a broad range of issues. Evaluates communications and recommends appropriate courses of action. Drafts correspondence and/ or provides assistance regarding content, message and timing. Coordinates, controls and manages communications within the division, campus and the Office of the President. Responds to a wide variety of questions and issues from faculty, staff, students and the public on behalf of the VCR, including those highly sensitive in nature. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated analytical/problem solving skills. Ability to research and accurately summarize large amounts of information. Ability to multi‑task with demanding timeframes. Strong skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify options for resolution. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $63,453‑$80,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 10/24/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170492

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ASSOCIATE ENGINEER Designs, maintains and performs daily operation of HDAE’s Building Automation and controls and Energy Management Systems. Assists the Senior Superintendents in evaluating current and future control system hardware and software to ensure HDAE building systems remain functional and are capable of being upgraded as technology permits. Provides direction and guidance to HDAE’s Project Group for building automation and control systems and serves as technical support during project construction and commissioning. Serves as Project Manager for all HDAE related construction or control system projects. Reqs: Minimum Niagara Ax Certification with minimum 3 years field experience installing, programming and commissioning Niagara Ax Building Automation Control Systems. Demonstrated a minimum of 5 years in the HVAC trade or equivalent education in Mechanical Engineering. Must have a broad understanding of theoretical principals of thermodynamics and heat transfer. Experience working in Facilities Operations in a University, or like setting. Ability to interact as a team member with sensitivity towards a multi‑cultural work environment. Possess a thorough working knowledge of energy management strategies and building control schemes. Thorough understanding of water and steam boiler systems and water treatment. The candidate should be able to demonstrate increasing level of job responsibilities including project management. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. $5,287.75‑$7,399.42/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 online by 10/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.­ Job# 20170481


PURCHASING OFFICE Performs with a high degree of independence, analyzing complex contract structure, policies, procedures, and practices. Develops, drafts, reviews, and negotiates all types of business agreements and contracts for the University. Delegated authority and autonomy to act on behalf of the Regents of the University of California in negotiations between UCSB and private/ industrial/governmental agencies and companies. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Significant experience negotiating and drafting contracts. Requires excellent

communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills, strong organizational and training skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines and frequent interruptions. Must be detail‑oriented with a high degree of accuracy, and demonstrate good judgment, assertiveness balanced with diplomacy, and discretion regarding confidential matters. Excellent written skills including the ability to construct grammatically correct, concise and accurate legal documents. Must have excellent customer‑service skills, ability to work in a team environment, and to foster cooperation. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $63,453‑$79,316/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 10/30/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. Job #20170502


TRANSPORTATION & PARKING SERVICES Enforces University parking regulations by issuing citations and courtesy warnings to vehicles illegally parked. Identifies vehicles to be “booted” and process them according to California Vehicle Code. Keeps current of campus events and their locations. Directs traffic and escort vehicles including semi‑trucks and buses. Informs supervisor of problems as they arise. Provides parking instructions and give directions. Perform other duties as required. Operates a UCSB vehicle safely and in accordance with traffic laws and rules. Inspects all equipment and report all safety concerns immediately. Observes and memorize names, places and incidents. Reads, interprets and applies state and municipal ordinances and, gives correct information to visitors. Reqs: High School graduation or G.E.D. or equivalent years of experience. Knowledge of basic grammar for completing forms and reports and for communicating in a professional manner. Basic computer skills. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Understand, apply and explain parking rules and procedures. Write clearly and concisely. Work independently with minimal supervision. Act in a courteous and effective manner when dealing with the general public and/ or irate parking violators. Ability to interact as a team member with sensitivity towards a multi‑cultural work environment. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Must wear prescribed uniform while on duty. Ability to work outside year round in inclement weather using established foul weather gear provided by the department. Ability to stand and walk for most of each shift and walk an average of 6 to 8 miles daily over hilly terrain, around parked cars in both covered and uncovered parking facilities. Hours and days may vary to meet the operational needs of the department. Must be able to work


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Legals Administer of Estate NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MICHAEL JOSEPH CROOK NO: 17PR00430 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of MICHAEL JOSEPH CROOK A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: HANNAH AN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): HANNAH AN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 11/02/2017 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date

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of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer, By: Jessica Vega, Deputy Attorney for Petitioner: Elliot S. Blut, Esq. BLUT LAW GROUP, APC 10100 Santa Monica, Blvd., Suite Los Angeles, CA 90067; (310) 203‑0038. Published Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DONALD DAVID STACKHOUSE also known as DONALD D. STACKHOUSE NO: 17PR00428 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of DONALD DAVID STACKHOUSE also known as DONALD D. STACKHOUSE A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: MALANA TICE in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): MALANA TICE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 11/02/2017 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative,

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as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Jeffrey B. Soderborg; 1900 State Street, Suite M Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑687‑6660. Published Oct 5, 12, 19 2017.

as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Ernest M. Graziano 6815 Pasado Rd. Goleta, CA 93117; (805) 284‑4558. Published Oct 12, 19, 26 2017.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: EUGENE E. GRAZIANO NO: 17PR00439 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of EUGENE E. GRAZIANO A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: ERNEST M. GRAZIANO in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): ERNEST M. GRAZIANO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 11/9/2017 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative,

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: EDGAR A. PETERSON aka EDGAR ANDERSON PETERSON NO: 17PR00452 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of EDGAR A. PETERSEN, EDGAR ANDERSEN PETERSEN A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: PHILLIP BRYANT SIMONS II in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA BARBARA THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that PHILLIP BRYANT SIMONS II be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 11/16/2017 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR OR A CONTINGENT CREDITOR OF THE DECEDENT, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of

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either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special form is available from the court clerk. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer Date: 10/11/2017 By: Jessica Vega, Deputy. Attorney for petitioner (name) STEVEN A. JUNG, ESQ. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, 1020 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 963‑7000 Published Oct 19, 26. Nov 2 2017.

Fictitious Business Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: KHAO KAENG BY EMPTY BOWL GOURMET NOODLE BAR at 1187 Coast Village Rd. Suite 9 Montecito, CA 93108; Tanthai Inc. 425 Transfer Ave Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Emre Balli This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 19, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002629. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA INNOVATIONS at 202 W. Cota St. Santa Barbara, 93101; David Arney (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: David Arney This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 15, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0002591. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SQUARE COLORED JEWELRY at 3972 Via Real Carpinteria, CA 93013; Alicia Holm (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 18, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2017‑0002602. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HAPPY COW COOKIES at 643 Aurora Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Happy Cow Cookies, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Rachel Pecorari, Manager This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 18, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0002606. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INSIGHT HOMEOPATHY, INSIGHT HOMEOPATHY & WELLNESS, LINDA NURRA HOMEOPATHY at 2924 Arriba Way Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Linda Valerie Nurra (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002649. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ELLA & LOUIE at 615 De La Vina #5 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tracey Morris 221 W De La Guerra Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101‑3720 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2017‑0002495. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KROCK NURSERIES at 250 Palo Alto Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Anthony Krock (same address) Holly Krock (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Holly Krock This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 08, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0002530. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALYSSA NUNO FUND at 1520 Eucaltpyus Hill Road #1 Santa Barbara, 93103; Byran Rodriquez 474 Scenic Dr #D Goleta, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Bryan Rodroguez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0002510. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RENAISSANCE FINE CONSIGNMENT at 1118 State Street Santa Barbara, 93101; The Renaissance Vault, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 29, 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: 2017‑0002437. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CASA ALVARADO at 911‑915 Alvarado Dr. S. E. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108; Caroline Plasencia 2924 Selwyn Circle 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 Sep 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0002652. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: APHORA WATER TECHNOLOGIES at 1482 East Valley Road, Suite 653 Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Perfect Water Worldwide, 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 Sep 18, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002620. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GARDENING SERVICE, GREEN PEARL, LANDSCAPING AND STONE WORKS at 234 S Voluntario Street Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Hector Perez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0002663. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EXPERIENCE SUSHI at 1039 Cima Linda Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Nicolas Wills 317 Palisades Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 25, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002679. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017.

Meet Toby Toby was recently rescued from a family who had too many dogs and not enough time. He loves other dogs and kids. He needs someone that wants to love him.

Cold Noses Warm Hearts (805) 964-2446 • (805) 895-1728 • 5758 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

These dogs would be ever so thankful if you could give them their forever home

LAST YEAR FOR AN­GELS ANTIQUES!­ Downtown prop­erty to be liqui­dated.

Angels Antiques Open 10‑6 Daily Closed Tuesdays. 4846 Carpinteria Ave in D.T. Carpinteria 93013 Rummage Sale!! Sat. Oct 21st 8am‑2pm HUGE Church wide sale. Proceeds go to Youth program, 4597 Hollister Ave. SB

Meet Oso

Oso is a sweet guy that gets overlooked because of his shy nature. He’s a large terrier mix that loves walks on the beach and learning new things.

Meet Quinn Quinn is a sweetheart that is looking for love. He’s a little terrier, so he’ll be very entertaining.

Cold Noses Warm Hearts (805) 964-2446 • (805) 895-1728 • 5758 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

These dogs would be ever so thankful if you could give them their forever home

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LION CITY MANAGEMENT at 65 Belfast Drive #301 Goleta, CA 93117; Butterfly Beats & Beauty Productions, 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 Sep 15, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0002594. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CARBON2COBALT at 615 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Cobalt 27, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Bill Cuttler CFO & COO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 18, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0002601. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COLUMBIA MINING COMPANY LLC at 21 Mendocino Dr Goleta, CA 93117; Columbia Mining Company 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 Sep 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: 2017‑0002660. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHILDREN’S THEATER CIRCLE at 109 Dearborn Pl. Apt 73 Goleta, CA 93117; Ashley Parrilla (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ashley Parrilla This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 29, 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: 2017‑0002730. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: RIDLEY‑ TREE CANCER CENTER at 540 W. Pueblo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Sansum Clinic 470 S. Patterson Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93111‑2404 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 18, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0002598. Published: Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FEZ SHOES at 144 Olive St. #2 Summerland, CA 93067; Fez Shoes, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Brian Goldsworthy This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0002751. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FAIRVIEW PROPERTIES at 1 South Fairview Ave Unit E Goleta, CA 93117; Seth L. Hammond (same address) Tanis M. Hammond (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Tanis M. Hammond This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 29, 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: 2017‑0002727 Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SETTAN CORP. at 1 South Fairview Ave Unit E Goleta, CA 93117; Settan Corp (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Tanis M. Hammond, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2017‑0002712. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SPECIALTY CRANE & RIGGING CORP. at 1 South Fairview Ave Unit E Goleta, CA 93117; Specialty Crane & Rigging Corp (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Tanis M. Hammond This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2017‑0002714. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT CORP at 1 SO. Fairview Ave Unit E Goleta, CA 93117; Specialty Equipment Corp (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Tanis M. Hammond V.P. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2017‑0002715. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COASTLINE SENIOR CARE at 6816 Shadowbrook Dr. Goleta, CA 93117; Coastline Communications Corp. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 26, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0002688. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ADC FINISHES, INC. at 133 De La Guerra St. #267 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; ADC Finishing, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 26, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0002695. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RIGOS CLEANING SERVICES at 570 Glen Annie Rd Goleta, CA 93117; Karina Martinez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2017‑0002705. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INTEGRATIVE HEALTH SANTA BARBARA, INTEGRATIVE HEALTH SB at 735 State St. Ste 407 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Integrative Health SB, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 26, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002699. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VIVA EVENTS, VIVA MODERN MEXICAN, VIVA TACO BAR at 1114 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Viva SB 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 Sep 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0002666. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE QURIOUS EFFECT at 1336 Kenwood Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Ithree Design Inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 19, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0002624. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SPECIALTY METAL FABRICATION at 1 South Fairview Ave Unit E Goleta, CA 93117; Seth L. Hammond (same address) Tanis M. Hammond (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Tanis M. Hammond This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 29, 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: 2017‑0002728. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BOLD GREATNESS, BOLD GREATNESS ACADEMY, BOLD GREATNESS COACHING at 199 N Kellogg Ave. #D Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Wendy Breakstone (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 5, 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: 2017‑0002785. Published: Oct 12, 19, 26. Nov 2 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: VJS BIOLOGICAL CONSULTING at 1810 Sunset Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Vince Semonsen (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Vince Semonsen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2017‑0002642. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEA FURNISHINGS at 325 W Pedregosa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Joanna Beatrice Shultz (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 03, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0002764. Published: Oct 12, 19, 26. Nov 2 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLESSINGS ABOUND, LAURIE GROSS STUDIOS at 4598 Camino Molinero Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Laurie Gross (same address) Arthur Gross Schaefer (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Arthur Gross Schaefer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 18, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0002616. Published: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: LOS ARROYOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT & TAKE OUT‑ SOLVANG at 1992 Old Mission Dr, Stes D1 and D2 Solvang, CA 93464; Los Arroyos Solvang, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0002752. Published: Oct 12, 19, 26. Nov 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: B & B AUTO DETAIL & RECONDITIONING at 1520 San Andres St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Blanca Napoles Castro (same address) Omar Humberto Castro (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 03, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0002762. Published: Oct 12, 19, 26. Nov 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: MOUNTAIN TO SEA BOOKKEEPING at 1232 Mercedes Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Rehman Qadri (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Rehman Qadri This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2017‑0002704. Published: Oct 12, 19, 26. Nov 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GRIT AND GLAMOUR FASHION at 746 Palermo Dr #A Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Marisa Theis (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Christina Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0002782. Published: Oct 12, 19, 26. Nov 2 2017.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: DELWICHE, VON DOLLEN & BOYLE at 1114 State Street Ste 256 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jeffrey L. Boyle 4015 Otono Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Steve C. Von Dollen 1114 State St 256 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2017‑0002819. Published: Oct 19, 26. Nov 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: AMARA DOULA CARE SERVICES, AMARA LEGACY PICTURES at 1676 Maple Ave Apt #24 Solvang, CA 93463; Kelsey Amara (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002842. Published: Oct 19, 26. Nov 2, 9 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: NORTHWINDS WELLTOX at 1711 E Valley Road Montecito, CA 93108; Northwinds Maui Wellness And Recovery Inc 15315 Magnolia Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 03, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0002758. Published: Oct 12, 19, 26. Nov 2 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: WILD FLOWER at 1747 San Marcos Pass Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Kaile Katsumoto 315 Meigs Rd A‑109 Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 29, 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: 2017‑0002739. Published: Oct 19, 26. Nov 2, 9 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: PARAMETERS CUSTOM FRAMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY at 5350 Overpass Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Michael Mead (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Michael Mead This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002817. Published: Oct 19, 26. Nov 2, 9 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: STUDIO S at 9 W. Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Alexis Williams 452 Por La Mar Cir Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Alexis Williams This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2017‑0002656. Published: Oct 19, 26. Nov 2, 9 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SMALL AND TALL at 1273 West Laurel Ave Lompoc, CA 93436; Joanne Duray 2161 Echo Park Ave Los Angeles, CA 90026 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 13, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002852. Published: Oct 19, 26. Nov 2, 9 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: TOP TO BOTTOM CLEANING SERVICE at 3524 Pine St Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Timmy M Harris (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0002834. Published: Oct 19, 26. Nov 2, 9 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: LAGO GIUSEPPE WINERY, NECTAR OF THE DOGS at 132 Easy St. Buellton, CA 93427; Lucas & Lewelle, Vineyards, Inc. 95 Los Padres Way #1 Buellton, CA 93427 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Melanie Garibay This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2017‑0002706. Published: Oct 19, 26. Nov 2, 9 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: HOOK & PRESS HAND CRAFTED DONUTS at 615 Alameda Padre Serra B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; John C. Burnett­ (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002823. Published: Oct 19, 26. Nov 2, 9 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE OFFICE JUNCTION at 2122 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Toria Noelle Meadors (same address) Ryan Joseph Yack (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0002743. Published: Oct 19, 26. Nov 2, 9 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DEBBIE’S DELIGHTS, DIE BRETZEL, SANTA BARBARA BAKING CO. at 233 E Gutierrez St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Peter Gaum 320 E. Mountain Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2017‑0002719. Published: Oct 19, 26. Nov 2, 9 2017.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BRIAN NATHANIAL ALEXANDER BRILEY ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV03932 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: BRIAN NATHANIAL ALEXANDER BRILEY TO: LUSIFER ALEXANDER LOERA 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 Nov 08, 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 Sep 28, 2017. by Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; Teri Chavez, Deputy Clerk; Paul Maxwell Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.

Public Notices NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISPOSE OF COLLATERAL (PUBLIC SALE) TO: Debtor: Permitsoft, Inc., a California corporation Attn: [714 East Micheltorena Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103] FROM: Secured Party: Massoud Abolhoda [714 East Micheltorena Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103] PLEASE BE ADVISED that Massoud Abolhoda, as Secured Party, will sell the Collateral described on Exhibit 1 attached hereto and incorporated herein by this reference, to the highest qualified bidder, for cash and in public, as follows: Date: [November 4th, 2017] Time: 10:00 a.­m. Place: [714 East Micheltorena Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, 510‑549‑9229] The above‑referenced Debtor is entitled to an accounting of the unpaid indebtedness secured by the Collateral that is being offered for sale. Debtor may request an accounting from the undersigned by submitting a written request therefor. PLEASE BE FURTHER ADVISED that Secured Party reserves all rights and remedies available to it, including but not limited to the right to sell the Collateral in whole or in part, to conduct a series of foreclosure sales, and/or to pursue other remedies available to it. Secured Party further reserves the right to postpone or cancel this sale of the Collateral. Dated: [October 10, 2017]. EXHIBIT 1 “Collateral” means all of the tangible and intangible property and assets of Debtor, including all intellectual property, pursuant to that certain Secured Promissory Note dated November 1, 2009, whether presently owned or existing or hereafter acquired or coming into existence, wherever situated, and all additions and accessions thereto and all substitutions and replacements thereof, and all proceeds, products and accounts thereof, including, without limitation, all proceeds from the sale or transfer of the Collateral and of insurance covering the same and of any tort claims in connection therewith. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA CASE NO. 17FL01653 APPLICATION FOR FREEDOM FROM PARENTAL CUSTODY In re the matter of the Petition of Alexander Jauregui and Janet Jauregui The Petition of ALEXANDER JAUREGUI and JANET JAUREGUI respectfully represents and alleges that the minor listed below is a person under the age of eighteen and that said person is in the County of Santa Barbara: 1. SOPHIE ANAIT OROZCO, born December 22, 2012, in Santa Barbara, California. Petitioners request a judgment declaring the child free from the custody and control of JOSE MOSQUEDA, the child’s biological father, pursuant to Family Code 7822 on the grounds that the child has been left by JOSE MOSQUEDA to

abandon the child. It is in the best interst of the child to be declared free from the custody and control of JOSE MOSQUEDA. Petitioner ALEXANDER JAUREGUI intends to effectuate a stepparent adoption of the child if and when such declaration is made. Attorneys for Petitoner, Stephen A. Wagner, C.F.L.S., SBN 277521 Comstock & Wagner 912 S. Broadway Santa Maria, CA 93454 ; (805) 361‑0737; E‑mail:­stephen@ Dated:Sep 28, 2017. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; Willoughby, Norma, Deputy Officer Published Oct 12, 19, 26. Nov 2 2017.

Summons SUMMONS ‑ (Family Law) NOTICE TO REPONDENT: SUNG HEE KIM AVISO AL DEMANDANDO: Petitioner’s name is: KAITO SATO Nombre del demandante: CASE NUMBER: (Numero del caso) 17FL02222 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL‑120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (­gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca.­ org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE‑RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerto. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encountrar un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (, en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California ( o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. AVISO‑LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: valen para ambos conyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acerlas acater en cualquier lugar de California. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. 1.The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccion de la corte son): SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Kaito Sato 6543 El Colegio Rd. #219 Goleta, CA 93117; (702) 544‑2682 (El nombre, direcion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Dated Aug 17, 2016. Darrel E. Parker, Execcutive Officer; Darrel E. Parker Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Vidal Chiprez, Deputy (Asistente) Published Sep 28. Oct 5, 12, 19 2017. independent real estate ocToBER 19, 2017




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$5,650,000 | 534 Las Fuentes Dr, Birnam Wood | 4BD/5½BA Daniel Encell | 805.565.4896


$3,695,000 | 4066 Sonriente Rd, Hope Ranch | 4BD/4½BA MK Properties | 805.565.4014

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$8,850,000 | 3493 Padaro Ln, Carpinteria | 3BD/2BA Kathleen Winter | 805.451.4663


$5,495,000 | 2281 Featherhill Rd, Montecito | 4BD/5½BA Nancy Kogevinas | 805.450.6233

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$3,195,000 | 129 W Mountain Dr, Santa Barbara | 4BD/3½BA Nancy Kogevinas | 805.450.6233


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OPEN SAT 12-2/SUN 12-4 $2,495,000 | 4517 Vieja Dr, Hope Ranch | 3BD/2½BA Easter Team | 805.570.0403

$1,559,000 | 2521 Anacapa St, Eastside Upper | 2BD/1BA + Studio Daniel Encell | 805.565.4896

$2,295,000 | 100-102 E. Haley St, Downtown | 4 furn appts + 2 com units SiBelle Israel/Mitch Stark | 805.896.4218/689.2429

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$2,650,000 | 345 Malaga Dr, Montecito | 4BD/3BA Daniel Encell | 805.565.4896



$1,975,000 | 620 Rockwood Dr, El Cielito/Las Canoas | 4BD/3BA Michelle Cook | 805.570.3183



$1,545,000 | 1243 W Micheltorena St, Westside | 5BD/5½BA Kathy Hughes | 805.448.4881

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$1,215,000 | 70 Sanderling Ln, Goleta North | 3BD/3½BA Daniel Encell | 805.565.4896


$1,199,000 | 401 Chapala St #204, Downtown | 1BD/2BA Jennifer Johnson/Michelle Damiani | 805.455.4300

$899,000 | 4565 El Carro Ln, Carpinteria | 4BD/2BA Jennifer Johnson/Michelle Damiani | 805.455.4300


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$1,699,000 | 116 Northridge Rd, Foothill | 3BD/3BA Michelle Cook | 805.570.3183


$675,000 | 345 Kellogg Way #2, Goleta South | 3BD/2½BA Ann Zafiratos | 805.448.4317

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$629,500 | 12 W Constance Ave #3, San Roque | 2BD/2BA Kathy Strand Spieler/Kathy Hughes | 805.895.6326/448.4881


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For over three decades, John McGowan has earned an outstanding reputation as a top-producing Realtor®. Whether representing a buyer or seller, John assures that the transaction is structured to his clients best advantage. John considers his greatest value to his clients to be his skillsbased approach, along with his unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service and expertise. His thorough grasp of contract negotiation, current market information, state-of-the-art marketing strategies, and a full-service team provide a strong advantage to his clients.

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’m not great at keeping secrets. I try to be trustworthy,

but when it comes to sneaky subterfuge, I tend to get excited and accidentally let details slip. So when I was invited to visit and write about the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s (MCASB) dream home this year, I had to check and double-check which details I’d be allowed to share. Visiting this lovely estate while its exact location is still shrouded in mystery is a test of my secret-keeping abilities. The home is the grand prize in MCASB’s annual Dream Home Raffle. The public is invited to buy tickets with the chance of winning more than 2,500 different prizes, including vacations, cars, and cash. The top prize winner gets to choose between either up to $3 million in cash or this actual home. I’m told that in previous years, the winner has taken the cash every time, but seeing this year’s home in person, I’m wondering if 2017 might be the year that the tradition is broken. This year’s dream home is an elegant two-story Mediterranean house, situated behind a gated entrance. It radiates quintessential Santa Barbara style, from the drought-tolerant landscaping to its red-tiled roof. The front door opens to a formal entry with marble floors, a crystal chandelier, and a sweeping circular staircase leading upstairs, just perfect for a wedding or other dramatic entrances. I walked through the downstairs living rooms, admiring details such as the light fixtures in the hallway and the carved fireplace mantel in the family room. But I stopped in my tracks at the entrance to the great room. This room alone measures more than 1,500 square feet, with vaulted beamed ceilings, multiple wrought-iron chandeliers, and windows up high around the perimeter of the room. One side contains the kitchen, with two Viking refrigerators, a six-burner Wolf stove, beautiful glass-fronted custom cabinets, two copper sinks, and a massive dark marble island in the center. The other side is a living area with built-in bookshelves, plenty of space for relaxing, and multiple sets of French doors leading outside. Tucked behind the kitchen, separate storage and pantry areas, plus an enviable laundry room, prove that this home is functional as well as fashionable.

The dream home offers plenty of outdoor living space, as well, with oak trees, a putting green, and lovely landscaping highlighted by boulders that were excavated from the setting when the house was being built. A tantalizing pool and Jacuzzi are the centerpiece of the backyard, with a separate one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath pool house beyond. My favorite outdoor feature is the colorful poolside shower, which sports two shower heads at different heights, perfect for both adult- and kid-sized après-swim use. Back inside, all three bedrooms are spacious and include en suite baths. Especially noteworthy is the master bathroom. Its round whirlpool tub with a built-in fireplace and hand-painted ceiling mural make it truly one of a kind, and the adjacent walk-in closet is movie-star-worthy. It’s fitting that the dream home is full of artistic details. The proceeds from the raffle ticket sales support MCASB’s hundreds of annual student art programs. I can’t tell you exactly where the dream house is located, but it’s no secret that whether the grand-prize winner chooses the home or the cash, they will experience a dream come true.

The dream home is not for sale. Tickets for the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s Dream Home Raffle can be purchased for $150 each or discounted amounts for multiple tickets. The next early-bird prize deadline is October 27. The grand prize drawing will be held December 8. For details, visit





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2815 E Valley Rd | $4,450,000 6 beds 7 baths Emily Kellenberger 805.252.2773

4170 La Ladera Rd | $4,850,000 4 beds 5 baths Grubb Campbell 805.895.6226

871 Oak Grove Dr | $4,694,000 4 beds 4 baths Riskin Partners 805.565.8600

221 E Constance Ave | $4,495,000 5 beds 7 baths John/Lesley 805.689.1066

365 El Cielito Rd | $4,495,000 6 beds 8 baths Emily Kellenberger 805.252.2773

2347 E Valley Rd | $4,495,000 5 beds 8 baths Marcy Bazzani 805.717.0450

1940 Jelinda Dr | $4,475,000 3 beds 4 baths Gregg Leach 805.565.8873

250 Valley Vista Dr | $4,250,000 5 beds 7 baths Steven Streich 805.432.0512

975 Mariposa Ln | $3,995,000 4 beds 4 baths DorĂŠ & O'Neill 805.947.0608

A+ Location & A+ Views | $3,995,000 4 beds 4 baths Riskin Partners 805.565.8600

128 Anacapa St | $3,295,000 3 beds 5 baths Tim/Priscilla 805.259.8808

4433 S Shadow Hills Blvd | $3,295,000 5 beds 6 baths John Henderson 805.689.1066

4900 Via Los Santos | $3,195,000 5 beds 6 baths Regina/David 805.451.1994

8110 Buena Fortuna St | $2,995,000 3 beds 3 baths Emily Kellenberger 805.252.2773

835 Puente Dr | $2,975,000 5 beds 4 baths Brian King 805.452.0471

355 Sierra Vista Rd | $2,795,000 3 beds 5 baths John Henderson 805.689.1066

4589 Via Vistosa | $2,749,000 6 beds 6 baths Christina Chackel 805.448.3081

6694 Breakers Way | $2,699,000 3 beds 2 baths Bob Curtis 805.895.1951

2979 Eucalyptus Hill Rd | $2,695,000 4 beds 4 baths Mark/Sheela 805.698.3767

3165 Eucalyptus Hill Rd | $2,550,000 4 beds 4 baths Lynn Golden 805.570.5888

161 Santa Isabel Ln | $2,495,000 3 beds 2 baths John Faulkner 805.570.9454

729 Mission Canyon Rd | $2,399,000 4 beds 3 baths Patricia/Farideh 805.705.5133

2101 Refugio Rd | $2,395,000 2 beds 4 baths Elizabeth Wagner 805.895.1467

7785 Goldfield Ct | $2,250,000 3 beds 4 baths Alyson Spann 805.637.2884


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1383 Santa Clara Way | $2,095,000 3 beds 3 baths John Henderson 805.689.1066

490 Paseo Del Descanso | $1,895,000 4 beds 4 baths Grubb Campbell 805.895.6226

1011 Rinconada Rd E | $1,795,000 3 beds 3 baths Aaron Gilles 805.895.1877


3375 Foothill Rd 911 | $1,295,000 3 beds 2 baths David M Kim 805.296.0662

3779 Lincolnwood Dr | $1,599,000 3 beds 3 baths Amy J Baird 805.478.9318

1810 Loma St | $1,495,000 3 beds 2 baths David M Kim 805.296.0662

18 W Victoria St 104 | $1,325,000 1 bed 2 baths Grubb Campbell 805.895.6226

317 Conejo Rd | $1,295,000 3 beds 3 baths Cimme Eordanidis 805.722.8480

405 Palomar Rd | $1,260,000 2 beds 2 baths Steven Streich 805.432.0512

1346 Plaza De Sonadores | $1,050,000 studio 1 bath Gail Shannon 805.448.7887

821 Laguna St B | $975,000 2 beds 3 baths Priscilla Bedolla 805.680.7146

2859 Vista Elevada | $895,000 3 beds 2 baths Jeff/Julie 805.895.2944

2051 Cliff Dr 1 | $835,000 2 beds 2 baths Gail Cooley 805.689.7767

1222 Vallecito Rd | $825,000 3 beds 3 baths Justin/Wanda 805.451.9969

1130 Faraday St | $725,000 2 beds 1 bath Lynn Golden 805.570.5888

2635 State St T-1 | $699,000 3 beds 2 baths Lynette Naour 805.705.6539

2525 State St 22 | $650,000 2 beds 2 baths Gary Welterlen 805.895.4744

146 Por La Mar Cir | $639,000 1 bed 1 bath Billy Mandarino 805.570.4827

7632 Hollister Ave 250 | $585,000 2 beds 2 baths Kim Crawford 805.886.8132

Las Tunas Rd | $1,995,000 1.56+/- acres Mary Lu Edick 805.452.3258

978 Via Los Padres | $1,050,000 0.62+/- acres Regina/David 805.451.1994

1369 Via Veneto | $939,000 0.49+/- acres Dianne/Brianna 805.455.6570

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227 Elderberry Dr | $2,195,000 3 beds 4 baths Lynn Z Gates 805.705.4942

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Society matterS

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President Rolf Geyling and honoree Denny Wayman

Capital Campaign Committee Chair Karl Willig and Women’s Auxiliary President Julie Willig

rescue mission celebrates with Bonjour Bayou


bout 370 supporters of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission (SBRM) gathered on the picturesque grounds of Rancho Dos Pueblos in western Goleta for the organization’s 16th annual fundraiser, with a “Bonjour Bayou! A Tour de France” theme this year. Guests mingled on the lush, scenic grounds; sampled crêpes and other French appetizers; checked out the huge silent auction; and listened to lively tunes from The Idiomatiques. This event always has such positive energy, with guests celebrating and supporting their beloved nonprofit and its dedicated staff. Emcee Catherine Remak invited guests to be seated for the three-course meal featuring beef bourguignon. Hal Conklin introduced the event’s honoree, Denny Wayman, who was the pastor of the Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara for the past 40 years and cofounder of Cliff Drive Christian Counseling Center, which has provided specialized care for Rescue Mission clients and their families. President Rolf Geyling noted that the work of the SBRM is more critical today than ever before, with it being the only location between Ventura and Santa Maria that provides emergency food and shelter 365 days per year with no questions asked. Last year, it provided 143,051 meals and 51,627 safe nights. Geyling explained how by providing these basic emergency services, it also then becomes possible to transform lives through case management and through its drug and

alcohol treatment program. SBRM concentrates 80 percent of its resources on this program because of the prevalence of addiction among the homeless, with more than 50 percent of the homeless self-reporting substance abuse. According to the County Sheriff’s Office, 75-80 percent of inmates in county jails are there for drug-related crimes and 75 percent of them will be rearrested within the next two years for similar offenses. Geyling shared the astonishing success of the Rescue Mission program. Nationwide, only 21 percent of those who complete addiction recovery programs remain dependency free after five years, whereas the figure for the SBRM’s graduates is a whopping 53 percent. Last year, 44 people graduated from the program, and all of them were employed at the time of graduation. Geyling stressed the importance of the job component to enable graduates to lead productive lives and remain dependency free. The Rescue Mission’s comprehensive program includes family support, addiction education, relapse prevention, transitional housing, and career development and placement. In the past 20 years, 723 people have graduated from SBRM’s treatment program. Geyling was followed by an SBRM graduate, who shared the story of his journey that landed him at the Rescue Mission and the truly transformative effect the treatment program has had, enabling him to now have a dependencyfree, happy, successful life.

Silent auction donor Carol-Anne Lonson, owner of Canzelle Alpacas, with Snow White, Lady Pepper, and Bob Seagoe

In appealing for donations, Geyling shared that the SBRM has embarked on a $10 million renovation of its aging facilities, and still needs to raise $2.6 million for this project, in addition to funds for its ongoing operating expenses. Bonjour Bayou! was put on by the 65-member Women’s Auxiliary, which does other fundraising work and provides many services to Rescue Mission clients.

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The Mesa 1209 Rebecca Lane #D, 2BD/1.5BA, Sat 12-2 Sun 12-2, $549,000, Sotheby's, JJ Lambert 805-350-0924 973 Miramonte Drive #5, 2BD/1.5BA, Sun 2-4, $615,000, Coldwell Banker, Soozie Fultz 805-6989171 1035 Miramonte Drive #5, 2BD/1.5BA, Sun 2-4, $619,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Aneta Jensen 805883-8599 2051 Cliff Drive #1, 2BD/2BA, Sun 1-3, $835,000, Village Properties, Michelle King 805-455-8818 354 La Marina, 3BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $1,249,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Patti Yahyavi 805-452-6492 452 Fellowship Road, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $1,249,000, Village Properties, Cimme Eordanidis 805-722-8480 833 Weldon Road, 4BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $1,285,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Kit Peterson 805-689-5535 226 Oliver Road, 3BD/2BA, Sat 1-4 Sun 1-4, $1,389,000, Keller Williams, Brooke Williams, 805-335-0660 Kendrick Guehr 805-448-4185 404 Vista De La Playa Lane, 3BD/2.25BA, Sun 1-4, $1,400,000, Berkshire Hathaway, David Marchetti 805637-4160 2441 Calle Galicia, 3BD/2.5BA, Sun 1-4, $1,595,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Joe Parker 805-886-5735 243 Salida Del Sol, 4BD/3.5BA, Sun 2-4, $1,795,000, Sotheby's, Diane Randall 805-705-5252

Mission Canyon 849 Cheltenham Road, Lot/Land, Sun 2-3, $685,000, Sotheby's, Robert Heckes 805-637-0047

4471/4473 Hollister, 4BD/2.5BA, Sun 2859 Vista Elevada, 3BD/2BA, 2-4, $1,548,000, NextHome Preferred 401 Chapala Street #205, 1BD/1BA, Sun 2-4, $895,000, Village Properties, Properties, Pamela Taylor 805-895-6541 Sun 1-4, $999,000, Compass, Nicole Goleta Marcella Simmons 805-680-9981 750 Monte Drive, 3BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, Eva 805-455-6323 30 Winchester Canyon Road # 79, 2834 Foothill Road, 3BD/2.5BA, Sun $1,598,000, Sotheby's, Wilson Quarre 14 Cortez Way, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, 2BD/2BA, Sat 1-4 Sun 1-4, $315,000, 1-4, $1,100,000, Keller Williams, Bob 805-680-9747 $1,100,000, Sotheby's, Joanna Slott 805- Coldwell Banker, Ruth Martinez Infante Walsmith Jr. 805-720-5362 1126 Estrella Drive, 4BD/3BA, Sat 335-0158 805-570-4646 Cherly Imp 805-455-9940 1-4, $1,985,000, Village Properties, Molly 2811 Palomino Ridge Lane, 422 East Anapamu Street #B, 4BD/2.5BA, Sun 2-4, $1,199,000, 35 Dearborn Place #61, 1BD/1BA, Haden 805-880-6540 2BD/2.5BA, Sat 2-4, $1,154,900, Berkshire Hathaway, Alisa Pepper 805Sun 1-3, $349,000, Goodwin & Thyne 4061 Ramitas Road, 3BD/2.5BA, Village Properties, Vickie Craig 805-708570-5680 Properties, Stu Morse 805-705-0161 Sun 2-4, $2,275,000, Village Properties, 2468 Leslie McFadden 805-252-4541 5518 Armitos Avenue #88, 729 Mission Canyon Road, 4BD/3BA, James Krautmann 805-451-4527 420 East Anapamu Street, 3BD/2BA, 1BD/1BA, Sat 1-4 Sun 1-4, $350,000, Sun 2-4, $2,399,000, Village Properties, 4517 Vieja Drive, 3BD/2.5BA, Sat Sat 2-4, $1,225,000, Village Properties, Sotheby's, Todd Shea 805-453-7730 Kim Hultgen 805-895-2067 12-2 Sun 12-4, $2,495,000, Berkshire Vickie Craig 805-708-2468 Leslie 30 Winchester Canyon #39, 1407 Tunnel Road, 3BD/3.5BA, Sun Hathaway, Gloria Easter 805-570-0403 McFadden 805-252-4541 4BD/2BA, Sun 1-3, $389,900, Santa 1-3, $2,895,000, Janice Laney 805-705Cameron DeAragon 805-451-3105 422 East Anapamu Street #A, Barbara Realty, Jose Munoz 805-8866474 4589 Via Vistosa, 6BD/5.5BA, Sun 2BD/2BA, Sat 2-4, $1,384,000, Village 1703 2-4, $2,749,000, Village Properties, Leslie Montecito Properties, Vickie Craig 805-708-2468 403 Northgate Drive #B, 3BD/2BA, McFadden 805-252-4541 693 Westmont Road, 3BD/2BA, Sun Leslie McFadden 805-252-4541 Sun 12-3, $565,000, Keller Williams, 845 Sea Ranch Drive, 5BD/5BA, Sun 12-2, $1,268,000, Goodwin & Thyne Stephanie Rachford 805-252-5229 1-4, $3,640,000, Coldwell Banker, Gabe Properties, Marcos Castro 805-636-7589 Venturelli 805-680-5141


OPEN HOUSES Saturday 10/21 & Sunday 10/22 Montecito (CONTINUED) 70 Olive Mill Road, 3BD/3BA, Sun 2-5, $1,425,000, Coldwell Banker, Kim Bynes 805-637-3075 2480 Sycamore Canyon Road, 3BD/3BA, Sun 1-3, $1,749,000, Sotheby's, Nigel Copley 805-455-4419 1395 Santa Clara Way, 4BD/3BA, Sat 1-4, $1,895,000, Keller Williams, Zia Group Bowen Lee 805-895-3503 844 Skyview Drive, 3BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $1,995,000, Sotheby's, Maureen. McDermut 805-570-5545 735 Chelham Way, 5BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, $1,999,000, Berkshire Hathaway, John Comin 805-689-3078

693 Toro Canyon Road, 3BD/2BA, Sat 12-2 Sun 1:30-4, $2,199,000, Village Properties, Michelle King 805-4558818 Andy Katsev 805-896-2010

2815 East Valley Road, 6BD/6.5BA, Sun 1-3, $4,450,000, Village Properties, Lynda Bohnett 805-637-6407 615 Hot Springs Road, 4BD/3.5BA, Sun 1-4, $4,585,000, Sotheby's, Ron Dickman 805-689-3135 1574 Green Lane, 6BD/5.5BA, Sun 1-4, $5,495,000, Coldwell Banker, Andrew Templeton 805-895-6029 2281 Featherhill Road, 4BD/5.5BA, Sun 1-4, $5,495,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Robert Kemp 805-259-6318 2084 East Valley Road, 5BD/5.5BA, Sun 1-3, $5,995,000, Sun Coast Real Estate, Kathryn Sweeney 805-331-4100 2140 Ortega Ranch Lane, 8BD/7.5BA, Sat 2-4 Sun 2-4, $6,950,000, Coldwell Banker, Edna Sizlo 805-455-4567

1000 East Mountain Drive, 4BD/3BA, 4022 Primavera Road #A, Sun 1-5, $3,450,000, Marcel P. Fraser 2BD/2+BA, Sat 2-4, $635,000, Village REALTORS, Marcel Fraser 805-895-2288 Properties, Michelle Bischoff 805-570Rebecca Fraser 805-570-7356 4361 495 Toro Canyon Road, 4BD/4BA, 2525 State Street #22, 2BD/2BA, Sun Sun 1-4, $3,975,000, Sotheby's, Mark 2-4, $650,000, Village Properties, Gary Lomas 805-845-2888 Welterlen 805-895-4744 975 Mariposa Lane, 4BD/4BA, Sat 18 La Cumbre Circle, 2BD/2BA, Sun 1:30-4 Sun 1-4, $3,995,000, Village 1-4, $739,000, Coldwell Banker, Bonnie Properties, Marilyn Moore 805-689-0507 Jo Danely 805-689-1818

28 Portola Lane, 3BD/1BA, Sun 1-4, $749,000, Pacific Crest Realty, Miguel Avila 805-896-0581

5414 San Patricio, 4BD/3BA, Sun 1-3, $1,229,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Chris Jones 805-708-7041

401 Chapala Street #222, 1BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $1,195,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Dan Crawford 805-886-5764

417 Calle Palo Colorado, 3BD/1.5BA, 401 Chapala Street #204, 1BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $1,395,000, Sotheby's, Phil Sun 1-3, $1,199,000, Berkshire Shirinian 805-637-8722 Hathaway, Jennifer Johnson 805-455-4300 210 Calle Palo Colorado, 4BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $1,575,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Jessica Stovall 805-698-9416

1320 Portesuello Avenue, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $1,379,000, Keller Williams, Steven Kubes 805-886-4384

116 Northridge Road, 3BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, $1,699,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Michelle Cook 805-570-3183

1243 West Micheltorena, 5BD/5BA, Sun 2-4, $1,545,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Deb Stowers 805-570-8332 Keller Williams, Deb Stowers 805-5708332

3617 Tierra Bella, 5BD/4BA, Sun 1-3, $1,699,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Hristo Hristov 805-284-8471 490 Paseo Del Descanso, 4BD/4BA, Sun 1-4, $1,895,000, Village Properties, Molly Haden 805-880-6540 1020 Cambridge Drive, 4BD/4BA, Sat 1-4 Sun 1-4, $1,895,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Brett Buschbom 805-451-9108 Richard Watkins 805-235-1584 3624 San Remo, 4BD/5BA, Sat 1-4, $1,995,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Bartron Real Estate Group 805-563-4052 3626 San Remo, 4BD/4.5BA, Sun 1-4, $2,395,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Bartron Real Estate Group 805-563-4052 1210 Via Brigitte, 4BD/4.5BA, Sun 2-4, $2,799,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Stephanie Young 805-453-8528 1120 Via Del Rey, 4BD/4BA, Sat 1:303:30, $3,295,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Joyce Enright 805-570-1360

Summerland 2436 Shelby Street, 3BD/3BA, Sun 2-4, $1,295,000, Coldwell Banker, Kristin McWilliams 805-455-5001 Upper East Santa Barbara 1701 Anacapa Street #7, 2BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $599,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Jessie Sessions 805-709-0904 422 East Anapamu #B, 2BD/2BA, Sun 1-3, $1,104,900, Village Properties, Ted Campbell 805-886-1175 420 East Anapamu, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-3, $1,125,000, Village Properties, Shandra Campbell 805-886-1176 419 East Arrellaga Street, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-3, $1,235,000, Keller Williams, Zia Group Jon Gilkeson 805-335-4749 422 East Anapamu Street #A, 2BD/2BA, Sun 1-3, $1,284,000, Village Properties, Shandra Campbell 805-8861176 2232 Santa Barbara Street, 6BD/7.5BA, Sun 12-3, $3,595,000, Compass, Pamela Regan Earl & Wilcox 805-895-2760

Westside Santa Barbara 2663 State Street #S-1, 2BD/2BA, Sat 12-3 Sun 1-4, $589,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Sunnie Maxwell 805-2529524 Paul Mueller 805-315-1515

1481 Crestline Drive, 3BD/3BA, Sun 2-4, $1,799,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Yolanda van Wingeden 805-570-4965 1224 Bel Air Drive, 4BD/3BA, Sun 1-3, $1,929,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Phillip Janney 805-637-5103

Santa Ynez Valley 140 Sierra Vis, 2BD/2BA, Sat 11:301:30, $300,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Karin Aitken 805-252-1205 113 Sierra Vista, 3BD/2BA, Sat 1:303:30, $427,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Karin Aitken 805-252-1205 34 Shadow Mountain Drive, 3BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $505,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Rhoda Johnson 805-705-7807 1400 Calzada Avenue, 3BD/2.5BA, Sat 12-2:30, $825,000, Village Properties, Nancy Rizzo 805-403-2700 1930 Alamo Pintado Road, 3BD/1.5BA, Sat 1-3, $939,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Nina Stormo/Deena Benz 310-430-4632 2520 Grand Avenue, 3BD/2.5BA, Sat 1-3, $949,000, Engel & Völkers, Jan Finley 805-698-7549 2826 Baseline Avenue, 2BD/2BA, Sat 1-4, $1,845,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Bill Grove 805-350-3099 1015 Ladan Drive, 5BD/8BA, Sun 1-4, $2,995,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Laura Drammer 805-448-7500 980 Ladan Drive, 5BD/4.5BA, Sun 1-3, $2,888,000, Village Properties, Barbara Morr 805-245-0455

Ventura County 5453 Heatherton Drive, 5BD/6BA, Sun 1-4, $1,495,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Sherry Zolfaghari 805-3863748 2170 Monmouth Drive, 5BD/4BA, Sun 1-3, $2,095,000, Compass, Stephanie Theimer 805-403-8600

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760 Cieneguitas Road, 5BD/3BA, Sun 1-3, $1,200,000, Compass, Paige Marshall 805-450-4713

1407 School House Road, 5BD/3BA, Noleta Sun 2-4, $2,495,000, Village Properties, 4648 Granada Place, 2BD/1BA, Sun Susan & Louis Manzo & Brittany Lough 12-3, $515,000, Berkshire Hathaway, 805-895-6918 Tommy Schmitz 805-330-1146 104 San Ysidro Road, 5BD/4.5BA, 4920 Via Los Santos, 3BD/2BA Sun 1-3, $2,595,000, Engel & Völkers, Sun 1-4, $1,525,000, Stella Anderson, Geoff Cockrell 805-453-7556 Prestigious Properties 805-570-8529 330 Calle Elegante, 3BD/2.5BA, Sun Riviera 2-4, $2,595,000, Compass, Colleen Beall 601 East Micheltorena Street 805-895-5881 #111, 3BD/3BA, Sun 1-3, $1,395,000, 345 Malaga Drive, 4BD/3BA, Sun 2-4, Berkshire Hathaway, Brandon Brown 805$2,650,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Tony 895-2277 Miller 805-705-4007 1030 East Canon Perdido Street, 1143 Glenview Road, 3BD/3BA, 3BD/3BA, Sun 1-3, $1,475,000, Sat 1-4 Sun 1-4, $2,695,000, Village Berkshire Hathaway, Laura Kenig 805-705Properties, Sina Omidi 805-689-7700 6851 2700 Torito Road, 3BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, 1810 Loma Street, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $2,745,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Tim $1,495,000, Village Properties, David M. Dahl 805-886-2211 Kim 805-296-0662 355 Sierra Vista, 3BD/3BA, Sun 1930 Mission Ridge Road, 5BD/6BA, 12-2, $2,795,000, Village Properties, Jan Sat 2-4, $2,850,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Banister 805-455-1194 Rachael Douglas 805-318-0900 752 Woodland Drive, 3BD/3BA, 2110 Mt Calvary Road, 4BD/3BA, Sun 2-4, $2,995,000, Sotheby's, Karen Sun 2-4, $2,895,000, Village Properties, Strickland 455.3226 Tiffany Dore & Cathy O’Neill 805-9472931 Hidden Valley Lane, 0608 4BD/4.5BA, Sun 1:30-4, $2,995,000, 1415 Dover Road, 4BD/4BA, Sun 1-4, Coldwell Banker, Kathy Marvin 805-450$3,349,000, Sotheby's, Arve Eng 8054792 698-2915 178 Coronada Circle, 3BD/3BA, Sun Samarkand 2-4, $3,050,000, Village Properties, Tim Walsh 805-259-8808 535 Baldwin Road, 2BD/1BA, Sun 1-3, $799,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Mary 803 Park Lane West, 3BD/3.5BA, Whitney 805-689-0915 Sun 1-3, $3,295,000, Village Properties, Erin Timmerman 805-689-9970

3666 Eileen Way, 3BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, 726 San Pascual Street, 2BD/1BA, $1,125,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Heather Sun 1-3, $739,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Portter 805-403-10041 Chris Jones 805-708-7041

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1383 Santa Clara Way, 3BD/2.5BA, Sat 1-4, $2,095,000, Village Properties, John Henderson 805-689-1066

502 Picacho Lane, 4BD/4.5BA, Sat 1-4 Sun 1-3, $4,250,000, Sotheby's, Mark Lomas 805-845-2888 Cristal Clarke 805-886-9378



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