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End of an Era for OAS Beloved K-6 School to Close at End of School Year by Keith Hamm any months of speculation and no fewer than eight public hearings culminated Tuesday evening as the fivemember Board of Education weighed in on the fate of Santa Barbara Unified School District’s widely beloved Open Alternative School. Before a standing-room-only crowd, and after heartfelt testimony from parents, students, and former students of the small K-6, boardmembers voted unanimously to shutter the 42-year-old institution at the end of this school year. Superintendent Cary Matsuoka opened the hearing by reflecting on the past 10 months he has spent with Open Alternative School (OAS) parents. “We’ve agreed about the great history of OAS and the place it has served in the community,” he said.“But where we have disagreed is about [its] health and status. [OAS is] at 70 students; a school needs hundreds of students to be viable.” OAS’s falling enrollment—down from 149 students four years ago—faced further decline as Santa Barbara Unified transitions to what’s called a basic aid funding model, which encourages a district, for monetary reasons, to prohibit kids living outside its boundaries from attending its schools. Currently, 37 percent of OAS’s student body is made up of such students. As public testimony unfolded, however, it became vivid that OAS is all about inclusion — a place of mixed-grade classrooms,


diversity, conflict resolution, environmental literacy, and the kind of multigenerational community building any parent would want their child to be part of. The school was described as a safe space where marginalized kids could thrive; where tolerance, compassion, and empowerment balance equally with academic achievement; and where small class settings allow kids to be individually cared for and taught. “When I think about my son [at OAS], he’s very safe,” Ivan Lopez told the board. “He’s a secure little boy; his first language is not English — we came here two years ago from Mexico—but he’s working very hard. We found a very special place [in OAS], and we want to work together with all of you.” “OAS is a community,” said Jenn Long at the podium, with her 4th-grade daughter, Georgia McGrath, riding piggyback. “We raise each others’ kids. Families like mine need a place that’s intimate so we don’t fall through the cracks.” Long lives in western Goleta, she said after the meeting, explaining that her daughter attends OAS through the interdistrict transfer system that Santa Barbara Unified has abandoned with the arrival of its new funding model. OAS experienced a similar hit to attendance—about a 30 percent drop—back in 2009-10, according to former boardmember Ed Heron.“That was the beginning of the end,” he said, adding that the school’s founder and guiding matriarch Gwen Phillips retired

SCHOOL’S OUT: An Open Alternative School (OAS) founding educator, Gloria Liggett (pictured, left, in blue) embraces a fellow supporter after the Board of Education voted unanimously to close the 42-year-old institute of alternative education. Commuting from outside the district, 4th grader Georgia McGrath (above, with mother Jenn Long) will be able to attend 5th and 6th grades at another Santa Barbara Unified elementary school. Superintendent Cary Matsuoka (below) said a viable school needs at least 250 students; OAS has 70.

right around that time, as well, and died a few years later. “[OAS] never really bounced back.” It didn’t help that the district has in the past failed to link OAS as an option during online enrollment for elementary schools. While parents sought support on Tuesday evening to build on OAS’s strengths and keep it open at its present location on the campus of La Colina Junior High, the response across the board carried the same finality as Matsuoka’s diplomatic yet inevitable resolution. The four new boardmembers—Jackie Reid, Wendy Sims-Moten, Laura Capps, and Ismael Ulloa—said the issue was the toughest they’d had to face so far.“It’s been a real struggle,” said Sims-Moten.“It’s heartbreaking,” added Ulloa. Capps regarded OAS as the pioneer of many of the teaching approaches now embraced by the district’s nine other elementary schools, specifying that she would describe her son’s education at Roosevelt as sharing similar qualities with the OAS experience. Reid received a loud round of applause when she took the discussion into its next phase, urging the prompt formation of a task force to develop a program that mirrors the school’s philosophy—while integrating the technological upgrades of a 21st-century education—as the district pinpoints which elementary school is best suited to accommodate a honed version of OAS administered by the principal and staff of the campus on which it lands. Matsuoka speculated that could take 12 months.“There needs to be creative minds coming together,” Sims-Moten said. In the meantime, Matsuoka offered, he and Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Frann Wageneck will meet personally with OAS families who wish to stay in the district to find the best-fit elementary school for their kids. n

NEWS BRIEFS CITY Children in Santa Barbara will have their last chance to whirl around the Chase Palm Park carousel in a couple of weeks. The owner of the 1916 merry-go-round, Historic Carousels Inc. of Oregon, is breaking its 20-year lease with the city early because it’s become such a money-loser during the winter months, said Jill Zachary, director of City Parks. The hand-carved horses and colorful carriages will move to the company’s historic carousel museum in Hood River, OR, as the first piece in its anticipated collection. The Allan Herschell ThreeAbreast Carousel has occupied its glass-paneled home in Santa Barbara since 1999. To say goodbye, a carousel carnival takes place on 12/2, with rides that weekend free of charge. On Saturday, Pacific Pride Foundation, Santa Barbara’s oldest nonprofit working with both the LGBTQ+ community and people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, will host a grand opening of its new headquarters at 608 Anacapa Street. The new 1,800-square-foot building features sliding doors and blinds for privacy, a group conference room that will host the Friday-night youth program, and one-on-one counseling rooms. “Even though our office is in a moment of visibility, we’re still protecting that confidentiality,” said Patrick Lyra Lanier, the foundation’s LGBTQ+ program manager. The move is the foundation’s first in more than 30 years; up until earlier this year, Pacific Pride’s staff worked out of its East Haley location just two blocks down the street. Their new digs are owned by the Hutton Parker Foundation, which worked with Pacific Pride to build the space. A candlelight vigil to remember the millions of teens who run away in the U.S. annually will be CONT’D ON PAGE 10 

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perators of Santa Barbara’s homeless shelter, PATH (People Assisting The Homeless), were put on notice last week that county supervisors were decidedly unhappy with their recent announcement to cut back on emergency winter shelter services this year. With supervisors Das Williams and Janet Wolf leading the charge, the board told PATH administrators that the reimbursement for emergency shelter services would be reduced commensurate with the cuts. Williams and Wolf made it clear they were unhappy with the short warning they’d received and the lack of consultation. In addition, the supervisors announced they’d be conducting a complete audit on all the different county funds from which revenues are drawn to pay for homeless services at the shelter. “We may be paying twice for the same bed,” Williams said. Typically,PATH provides emergency shelter service of 100 beds of a night between Decem-

NEWS BRIEFS CONT’D FROM P. 9 held at Santa Barbara’s Unitarian Society on 11/17, at 5:30 p.m. November is National Runaway Prevention Month, and a collective consisting of the YMCA, Noah’s Anchorage teen shelter, the C3H homeless collaborative, and others are organizing the public forum. The vigil begins at Parish Hall at 1535 Santa Barbara Street.


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ber and March. This year, however, PATH announced it would provide the beds only on nights when the temperature dipped below 40 or the chance of rain exceeded 50 percent two days in a row. The timing of PATH’s announcement could not have been worse; the Rescue Mission is also reducing its number of beds by 50 because of a major construction project scheduled to last eight months. PATH administrators insist they’ve kept all stakeholders in the loop. They argue that the population of homeless people drawn to the emergency shelter—usually those with little interest in programs that boost their chances of getting housed —is incompatible with the shelter’s year-round population of individuals focused on various rehabilitation programs and securing permanent housing. Although shelter administrators were in attendance at last week’s board meeting, they opted not to address the supervi—Nick Welsh sors’ complaints.

More than 500 people gathered at Larner Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley on 11/13 to celebrate the life and influence of winemaker Seth Kunin, who died of a sudden heart attack at age 50 on 10/28. “Seth was sustenance,” said one of the many speakers applauding the oversize impact that Kunin had on the winemaking, sommelier, culinary, and Funk Zone communities of Santa Barbara and beyond. His friends are finishing his 2017 harvest at Kunin’s brand-new winery in Goleta, where his wife, Magan Eng, and their 8-year-old daughter, Phoebe, plan to continue his legacy.

ELECTION The city’s semifinal election results released at the end of last week solidified the results released the morning after. Mayor-to-be Cathy Murillo’s lead, 28.4 percent, lengthened fractionally over her rivals — the nearest being Frank

Hotchkiss, more than 1,800 votes behind — as did new future councilmembers Kristin Sneddon’s, to 51.4 percent of votes cast in District 4, and Eric Friedman’s, to 56.3 percent in District 5. Hal Conklin did, however, surpass Angel Martinez to claim the third spot in the mayoral contest. Gregg Hart’s edge dropped slightly to 55.5 percent in District 6, but he retained a comfortable 861 votes more than Jack Ucciferri. Voter turnout was 50.6 percent overall, with 24,689 of 48,832 registered voters participating.

CORRECTION Santa Barbara has had two Medicine Shoppe pharmacies in recent years. One was located at the intersection of State and Micheltorena streets and has gone out of business in the wake of enforcement action initiated by the California Board of Pharmacy. The other, located at State and Ontare streets, very much remains in business and has never been the focus of any Board of Pharmacy action. Technically, it is known as the Medicine Shoppe Uptown Pharmacy. Last week’s article, “Candyman’s Revenge,” referred to an enforcement action against “The Medicine Shoppe” without making it clear which pharmacy was involved. For the record, it was the pharmacy at State and Micheltorena streets, not the one at 3605 State Street. We regret any confusion n caused by this lack of clarity.



Commuter Rail at Glacial Pace Draft Transit Report Has Plans to Make Plans


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deep dive into rail transportation patterns and schedules instantly tells you why adding commuter-friendly service for Santa Barbara moves at a glacial pace. California’s recently released draft Rail Plan for 2018 expends 249 pages of ink discussing forward-looking ideas for fragments of track, including the section between Ventura and Santa Barbara, that run through a multiplicity of jurisdictions and ownerships and myriad stakeholders. For projects envisioned through 2022, funding is identified, including the fuel hike that started November 1. The plan is in a public comment period, which ends December 11. More can be learned about it during a webinar on December 6. The managing director for the area rail agency, Jennifer Bergener, will also give an update at the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments committee meeting on December 13. Santa Barbara sits at the bottom of the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency’s North Corridor, or LOSSAN North; LOSSAN stands for Los Angeles, San Diego, San Luis Obispo. For all the talk about commuter rail for Santa Barbara, what LOSSAN has planned for 2018 is to develop computer modeling of track usage between Santa Barbara and Ventura, and to include stakeholders and freight operators to see how and if passenger and freight movement could be integrated. To explain the complexities involved, Shalini Chandra of Caltrans’s rail division gave LOSSAN South efforts as an example. In the Los Angeles area, rather than considering two sets of track to move people and freight simultaneously, they’ve begun to look at the “bare necessities” needed to get more service going, such as crossings for both automobiles and pairs of trains, and sidings needed to let trains pass, including long freight trains. Hence, computer modeling of track usage. The modeling for Santa Barbara–Ventura — by SMA Rail Consulting of Santa Ana — once completed would next go to freight operators for an analysis of how it fits in with their operations. Of the seeming indifference of freight operators to pas-

senger rail needs, Chandra said it would be “hard to beat logic” if workable timetables are figured out, plus access fees proposed, not just funds for capital maintenance. But it all takes time. Caltrans, which plans in four-year cycles, has a 2022 goal to look at improved peakperiod service between Los Angeles and Goleta by adding double tracking at the Van Nuys Station — which would allow two trains to pass simultaneously — and extending the length of siding at Ventura’s Seacliff area to allow a freight train to idle as another train passes. The double tracking is part of $110 million to improve service for LOSSAN North, and the Seacliff extension could cost $23 million. One of the goals of the computer simulation is to see how many trains can be present along the existing tracks at one time; for instance, if two passenger trains are at a station, can a freight train go by? Ultimately, what improved rail service can do is reduce emissions by getting cars off congested freeways. With added intercity and regional trains, Caltrans’s plan states that passengers could increase tenfold by 2040, or more than 1.3 million rides per day. The carbon dioxide savings would be 13 million metric tons annually. Another climatechange consideration briefly touched on is a conservative three-foot-rise estimate for sea level by 2100 on low-lying track, including areas between Surf and Ventura. Along with federal money and grants and local municipality funding, Senate Bill 1 will fund the projects outlined through 2022. SB1’s new “gas tax,” which increased fuel and vehicle taxes and fees, raises $5.4 billion annually for California road repairs and upgrades as well as transit improvements such as rail. Beyond 2022 are exciting plans involving running high-speed rail between Los Angeles’ Union Station and Burbank airport, propelled by electricity delivered by 100 percent renewable energy sources. High-speed rail included in Vision 2040 would connect to regular train service to San Diego and Goleta via intercity and regional trains, improvements Santa Barbara County has been awaiting for decades. n

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fter years of public debate, the Santa Barbara County Supervisors unanimously voted to move forward with a revised expansion of the Tajiguas Landfill. The project is a combination of a complex sorting system and an aerobic digester that will compost organic materials in an oxygen-free container. It extends the life of the dump by a decade, to 2036. The decision came after environmental groups, namely the Community Environmental Council (CEC), raised repeated questions about the need for the technology involved and the development’s impacts to sensitive habitats. Opposition to the project has long united environmentalists and fiscal conservatives, who are usually at odds. The estimated $130 million project is expected to raise trash rates for county residents. Scott McGolpin, director of Public Works, argued the project would significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions — equivalent to 24,000 cars on the road annually. “This is going to be one of the largest greenhouse-gas-reducing [projects] in this county’s history,” he said.“Today we are recycling 73 percent of total waste that we currently generate. We are hoping to divert 90 percent.”

But environmental attorney Marc Chytilo, who represents CEC, said the reemergence of the red-legged frogs, a federally recognized threatened species, calls into question the project’s most recent environmental review. Earlier this year, officials revealed there had been a mistake by county staff in drawing the boundary maps for the project. The error forced them to redesign the project, moving it out of the coastal zone, which is overseen by the California Coastal Commission. The total cost of the redesign is nearly $20 million. That translates to 70 cents for residents every month, McGolpin said. The City of Santa Barbara last year reluctantly approved joining the project. The county is in discussions with the City of Santa Barbara about the trash rates, he added. The county supervisors, expressing some disappointment about the delays, said they wanted to move forward. There are not any other viable places, they said, to dump the county’s trash. Chytilo has threatened to sue, which the county supervisors discussed in closed session on Tuesday. “If a lawsuit was filed and delayed this,” McGolpin said, “it’s the ratepayers that are going to have to bear the cost. That’s just unfortunate.” —Kelsey Brugger

Veterans Day Marathon Mess

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undreds of runners were lined up with no place to go early Saturday morning when the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon was canceled 45 minutes after it was supposed to start. Police officers assigned to the race determined that it was unsafe to proceed because hardly any volunteers were deployed to monitor the 13.1-mile course along the waterfront into the Mesa. “It’s on me,” race director June Snow said in an interview on KEYT. She confessed that rustling up volunteers was a task she put off and ultimately failed to accomplish. Snow issued an apology on the event’s Facebook page, but that did little to mollify the people who paid $100 entry fees to participate in an organized run. Having incurred expenses to put on the race, Snow could not promise their fees would be refunded. “I know I won’t see a dime of refund,” wrote a runner from Arizona. “I spent a lot of money for lodging, gas and food. … Unless a reputable race company takes this over, I see the end of this race!” As many as half of the field still decided to run the course on their own, without receiving official times or medals. The first Veterans Day Half Marathon was staged in 2010 as a companion race

2014 Veterans Day Half Marathon

to the Santa Barbara International Marathon. The event’s codirectors were Rusty and June Snow, former distance runners at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, who had moved to Santa Barbara six years previously. The two runs drew more than 5,000 entries at their peak in 2012. There were some complaints in 2014, when promised medals were not awarded, and serious trouble arrived in 2015, when the full marathon was canceled with only three weeks’ notice because of diminishing participation. Those who entered the longer run are reportedly still awaiting refunds. June Snow took over the half marathon after she and her husband separated. The 2016 Veterans Day race was plagued by problems, including runners being directed off course and missing medals. —John Zant


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istrict Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Tuesday she would file disturbing-thepeace charges against major Isla Vista landlord James Gelb, who was caught on video shouting homophobic slurs at I.V. government official Ethan Bertrand on the City of Santa Barbara’s main thoroughfare on election night. “The charge arose out of an incident … wherein Mr. Gelb allegedly used offensive language which was likely to provoke an immediate violent reaction,” Dudley said in a press release. Gelb’s arraignment is scheduled for December 4. Gelb recently put his 37 Isla Vista properties on the market for $79 million. Bertrand, who serves as president of the I.V. Community Services District, approached Gelb to tell him he thought it was a good idea that he was selling his Isla Vista properties because he treated his tenants “very poorly.” The conversation quickly escalated, and a friend of Bertrand’s pulled out his smart phone to record the interaction. Gelb repeatedly shouted “fag” and “fuck you” at Bertrand. The full video is posted at Viewer discretion is advised. Bertrand said he was left shaken by the incident. “I couldn’t sleep,” he said. “I felt sick. I was upset that a man with a lot of power treated me that way.” Gelb claimed he was provoked because Bertrand called CAUGHT ON TAPE: James Gelb (above, in white shirt) blamed him a “pedophile.” “He called me his outburst on a lifelong struggle with Asperger syndrome. a felon,” Gelb said. “I called him a Ethan Bertrand (below) said although Santa Barbara is a fag, which he admitted he is. Peo- progressive community, hatred and intolerance still exist. ple who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” Bertrand denied After speaking to the Independent, Gelb calling Gelb a pedophile, describing his agreed to a television interview with KEYT, defense as “baseless.” Gelb claimed his tenants have targeted according to the station. Gelb rescinded him over the years. He said they spread false the offer and issued a statement explaining rumors about him and that he’s routinely he suffers from Asperger syndrome. “This “set up,” including once when a young man means that sometimes I say things without “blended in with the bush,” jumped out, and any social filter,” he said. “I have struggled “scared the holy shit out of me.” Asked why with its affliction throughout my entire life. he thought his tenants were out to get him, It has caused me and my loved ones great Gelb stated, “They are very jealous. I have pain.” Gelb added that his brother was gay real fancy, expensive cars. I go to Holdren’s and died of AIDS 13 years ago. Bertrand said he could not comment but five nights a week. I date young women in would continue to advocate for LGBTQ their twenties. I’m in my sixties.” Gelb said his property portfolio — listed equality. “In 2017, LGBTQ people in our as 66 units with space for more than 500 community can still face harassment, disstudents — is in escrow and should close crimination, and the threat of violence,” by the end of the year. A student-housing he said. “Our community must always conglomerate is the potential buyer, he unequivocally denounce hate and promote said. He added that he is looking to invest diversity, inclusion, and equality.” in non-student housing in Seattle. “I’ve On Thursday, Bertrand and Pacific Pride had enough,” Gelb said. “I am fed up and Foundation will hold an anti-hate rally at stressed out. That’s why I am selling.” De la Guerra Plaza at 5 p.m. n

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Voters to Choose Between Odd- or Even-Year Elections

Wolf Won’t Seek Reelection It’s ‘Time to Give Someone Else a Chance’


by Kelsey Brugger


anta Barbara County Supervisor Janet Wolf announced Tuesday she would not run for reelection in 2018. After representing for 11 years the county’s 2nd District, which spans western Santa Barbara to the Goleta Valley, Wolf said she decided in recent weeks it was time “to give someone else a chance.” The announcement has been highly anticipated by Santa Barbara political insiders. “I don’t Supervisor Janet Wolf think I could have waited much longer,” she said. Wolf explained she wanted to publicize her decision after because critics charged she was just a shade the Santa Barbara City Council election last of outgoing supervisor Susan Rose. week to make sure people understood the These days, no one mistakes Wolf for races were separate: “Sometimes there is anyone else. “What I like most about her is confusion.” In addition, Wolf expressed sat- she is not afraid to take on dogs who are isfaction that the county supervisors finally bigger than she,” said longtime county adopted the Eastern Goleta Valley Commu- government observer J’Amy Brown, now nity Plan after 10 years of wrangling. On a a Montecito planning commissioner. Wolf personal note, she added, one of her three does not always vote with her fellow proadult daughters just had a baby.“Everything gressive Democrats, Das Williams and Joan just came together, and I said, Okay, this is it. Hartmann. The three have the majority on This is the right time.” the five-member board. Politics, after all, is about timing. Her deciWolf and Williams have at times publicly sion is advantageous for Democrat Gregg sparred since he was elected to the Board Hart, who just last week was reelected to the of Supervisors last year after serving six Santa Barbara City Council. He raised about years in the State Assembly. Earlier this year, $144,000 to run against largely unknown disputes worsened during hearings about candidate Jack Ucciferri, who raised only library funding. The confrontation occas$4,000. Ucciferri’s key issue was that Hart sionally appeared to seep into other hearwould soon seek higher office. Hart, when ings. Williams acknowledged they have had pressed by journalist Jerry Roberts on News- “some rocky points,” but added, “I think we makers TV, declined to commit to serve out are working well together.” Sometimes, however, opposites attract. his full term on the City Council. Hart could use his $144,000 to run for another office. Wolf and County Supervisor Peter Adam, Wolf said she “doesn’t know about Gregg’s who espouses a libertarian, just-off-the-ranch plans” and she has not decided whom to attitude on the dais, have developed an endearendorse. Goleta school boardmember Susan ing personal friendship. They also happen to Epstein and Goleta City Councilmember share a birthday, May 17. Though they rarely Roger Aceves — both Democrats — are also vote the same way, they share a tendency to wholeheartedly support what they believe in. rumored to want to run for the seat. For three terms, Wolf has brought a Their critics call them rigidly ideological. strong liberal, progressive voice to the Board After the 2016 election, the dynamic of of Supervisors. She has been heavily backed the Board of Supervisors changed with the by labor unions. She highlighted Greka’s oil departure of Doreen Farr and Salud Carbajal, spills before they were wildly known, advo- now Santa Barbara’s congressmember. Hartcated to reduce greenhouse-gas emission mann and Williams replaced them. Wolf standards, championed what she described acknowledged there is “always an adjustas “balanced growth,” and emphasized emer- ment” after the change. She likened it to a gency preparedness. Wolf has also taken new son- or daughter-in-law joining a family. Sheriff Bill Brown to task for problems “You are a little off balance, and then after a associated with County Jail’s fraught medi- while they are just part of the family,” she said. cal provider, Corizon. She also led the way to Wolf explained she waited to announce axing a wing of Brown’s North County jail her decision because she did not want to because she claimed it would not provide be thought of as a lame duck. “I am as fierce the treatment programs Brown promised. and will work as hard as I ever have,” she In 2005, Wolf’s entrance to county politics said during an interview in her home. Yet came after she spent 12 years on the Goleta her eyes filled with a few tears as she talked school board. She was up against two politi- about stepping down. “I love what I do,” she cal quasi-pros: Santa Barbara city council- said. Sitting beside her on the couch, her members Das Williams and Dan Secord. chief of staff, Mary O’Gorman — whom Her tough approach surprised those who Wolf described as the “yin to her yang”— might have doubted her political chops. She reminded her that she has a whole year left. recalled having to forge her own identity n 14


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ust as Santa Barbara voters elected all six councilmembers by district — for the first time in nearly 30 years — they will soon be looking at another major change in the process by which the city chooses its leaders. Next year, voters will be asked if they wish to change to even-year elections. Currently, councilmembers are elected in odd-numbered years, also known as off years. Propelling the change, as always, is the fear of bounty hunter litigation. A new state law going into effect in January requires cities to make the change if even-year elections — Senate, Congress, presidential — generate voter turnouts 25 percent higher or more than off-year races. A legal opinion released by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra argued that higher voter turnouts constituted a pressing state interest. Santa Barbara City Attorney Ariel Calonne argued that Becerra’s reasoning was legally flawed and indicated City Hall would have a strong defense if sued. But if City Hall wanted to inoculate itself against possible legal consequences — Calonne’s still smarting from the $800,000 in legal fees City Hall paid upon losing the lawsuit giving rise to district elections — the time to start moving is now. Councilmembers were evenly split on the merits of off-year versus on-year elections. Councilmembers Cathy Murillo, Gregg Hart, and Jason Dominguez cited the

strikingly higher turnout that takes place in on-year elections. Councilmembers Frank Hotchkiss, Bendy White, and Randy Rowse expressed concern that local races would not get the focus they now receive if they were held the same years as gubernatorial and presidential contests. But only Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss voted against putting the matter to city voters next November. Hotchkiss is the council’s sole Republican; even-year elections are strongly favored by Democratic Party activists. With the city’s voter registration tilting overwhelmingly Democrat, party activists believe even-year races will guarantee them a lock on City Hall. Also discussed but hardly resolved this Tuesday were issues of succession when Councilmember Murillo is sworn in as mayor next January, leaving vacant the city’s Westside district seat. Supporters of district elections contend the vacancy should be filled via special election and have hinted at litigation if the council does not agree. Calonne, however, insists the vacancy can be filled only by council appointment. Anyone appointed has to reside in the Westside district. Longtime Parks Commissioner Beebe Longstreet, one of the many names mentioned as a possible applicant, said she’s not sure if she’s going to apply. She did suggest, partially in jest, that possible applicants might soon be moving to —Nick Welsh the district in droves.

Housing for Disabled Vets Made Easier?




ongressmember Salud Carbajal introduced a bill that would eliminate a bureaucratic obstacle that’s impeded the way of U.S. military veterans receiving disability benefits from qualifying for federal housing assistance. Currently, veterans’ disability assistance is counted as income by the Depart- Rep. Salud Carbajal (center) with S.B. veterans ment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); it is not, however, counted as income by the IRS. For some Boulevard. Emily Halpin of the New Beginveterans, that additional “income” puts nings Counseling Center — which targets them over the eligibility limits established homeless vets — said in her two years as a by HUD; consequently, they can’t qualify for program coordinator, she’s encountered 20 affordable housing. to 30 instances where disability payments According to John Polansky of the rendered veterans ineligible for the housCounty of Santa Barbara’s Housing Author- ing help they were seeking. Currently, the ity, the problem first surfaced when it turned county housing authority has about 250 vetout such payments disqualified a disabled erans with full or partial disabilities receivveteran then applying for one of the nine ing some form of housing subvention. units set aside for homeless veterans in Isla Nationwide, Carbajal said, about 39,000 Vista’s Pescadero Lofts, which provides fully or partially disabled veterans are now housing for those coming off the streets. counted among the homeless. Carbajal Try as they did, Polanski said they could introduced the bill to coincide with the not squeeze the applicant’s income levels observance of Veterans Day as well as the down below the maximum allowed, $31,000 anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps, in a year. “The only solution,” he said, “was an which he served. He cosponsored the bill with Republican Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylact of Congress.” Polansky was on hand with Carbajal for a vania, like Carbajal a first-year member and Friday-morning press conference in front of also part of the bipartisan Problem Solvers the Veterans’ Memorial Building on Cabrillo Caucus. —Nick Welsh


Gaviota Ranchland Donated to County by Keith Hamm n agreement struck between the California Coastal Commission and representatives of the Cojo Jalama Ranches (a k a Bixby Ranch) calls for the restoration of large swaths of damaged wildlife habitat and the donation of 36 oceanfront acres of privately held ranchland to the County of Santa Barbara. The deal, described by commission staff as “an amicable resolution,” addresses years of unpermitted well digging, road grading, and “adverse impacts to Chumash sites” and sensitive coastal habitat on the 24,364-acre ranch, located on Point Conception between Hollister Ranch and Jalama Beach County Park. Its owner, Bostonbased investment firm The Baupost Group, will also pay $500,000 to the commission’s Violation Remediation Account. “We hope that this agreement underscores the strong working relationship [we] have with the [commission] that is grounded in transparency and cooperation,” Brian Zilla, a managing director at Baupost, told commissioners at the public hearing on November 9 in Bodega Bay. “We think this is a win for the people of Santa Barbara County and the State of California.” The 36 donated acres run nearly a mile along the Pacific Ocean just south of Jalama Beach and include a section of Jalama Road where surfers and other beachgoers parked freely until about 10 years ago, when “no parking” signs were installed and tickets issued following complaints from ranch management. On paper, the donation will more than double the size of the existing 25-acre Jalama Beach park, an already popular campground with a small store and burger joint. The county has 18 months to accept the donation, described by former


Cojo Jalama Ranches Settle over Unpermitted Wells and Roads, Harmed Chumash Sites



county planning commissioner Susan Jordan as “an extraordinary expansion of access to this stretch of the coast.” Owned by the Bixby family for nearly a century, the property was purchased in 2007 for $136 million by Baupost and Coastal Management Resources, a management company headed up by Lake Arrowhead resident Linda Miller. At the time of the sale, Miller said in a statement, “We appreciate the beauty of this land and the resources it shelters … [and] have no preconceived plans for the property and believe that any future plan will only be possible after extensive consultation with the public, community leaders, elected officials, environmentalists, government officials, and longtime local ranchers.” By late 2010, the county and the Coastal Commission started hearing about illicit land-use activities happening on the property, backed by aerial imagery showing extensive agricultural tilling of bluff top that had recently been restored as wildlife habitat after an oil company shut down and cleaned up after its facility on a lot leased from the ranch. The site was home to the endangered Gaviota tarplant and other sensitive species, prompting formal complaints

GOD’S COUNTRY: A mile of oceanfront acreage at Cojo Jalama Ranches (pictured) will be donated to Santa Barbara County, settling land-use violations spotted during an investigative fly-over orchestrated by Michael Lunsford (below) of the Gaviota Coast Conservancy.

from the California Native Plant Society and the Gaviota Coast Conservancy. “The county did not find a violation, and they punted on it,” said Phil McKenna, a Gaviota conservancy boardmember. A county representative did not return requests for comment. At the Coastal Commission level, according to testimony at last week’s hearing, staffers “experienced profound difficulty” trying to work with Cojo Jalama representatives, but still managed to discover more unpermitted projects, including 37 water wells, a concrete culvert and spillway, and more than a dozen graded dirt roads, one of which connected a coastal bluff to the beach below. “Unfortunately … until about the end of 2016, it became clear that the then-manager … was not focused on a resolution of the matter,” according to the staff report. “However, after an apparent change of management, in late 2016/early 2017, [the ranch] began working with enforcement staff in a much more cooperative and collaborative effort to fully resolve all aspects of this matter.” That time frame corresponds to when Baupost bought out Miller, according to McKenna, and took over as the ranch’s sole owner and operator. Miller did not respond to a request for comment. As part of the remediation, Baupost will abandon 16 roads and most of the wells; restore 300 aces of beach and grassland habitat, including at the former oil facility site; and plant oak n trees across 200 acres.

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been counted. The dust has settled. History got made. No, I’m not talking about Cathy Murillo being elected the City of Santa Barbara’s first Latina mayor ever. That’s, of course, interesting but, to my painfully self-referential sensibilities, only merely so. No, I’m referring to the fact that Santa Barbara voters just elected the first former Santa Barbara Independent reporter to be their mayor. To steal a line from Samuel F.B. Morse, “What hath God wrought?!” Or to steal another line, from the late, great Larry Crandell —the former Mr. Santa Barbara —when nominated Local Hero, “What took you so long?”

It should be acknowledged that Murillo won big-time on election night thanks not at all to the Independent, where she used to work. Instead, the Independent saw fit to endorse one of Murillo’s competitors, Santa Barbara’s once and future mayor, Hal Conklin, who wound up squeaking into third place. Murillo’s critics are quick to paint her as a wild-hair, doctrinaire creature of, for, and by the Democratic Party. And there’s some truth to that. But as someone who regularly got into shouting matches with Murillo about whether the term “pit bull” was inherently inflammatory and prejudicial or whether the breed should be more appropriately referred to in news articles as “Staffordshire Terriers”—she yes, me no—I can tell you that Murillo has always created her

own party. She brought it with her wherever she went. In this case, Murillo has graciously allowed the Democrats to be part of her show. They are as much her hood ornament as she theirs. (When we worked together, Murillo had a pit bull named Ridge, whom she’d rescued as an abandoned pup wandering the sandy bottom of the Ventura River near a homeless camp. Ridge would routinely sack out behind my chair, sigh, snore, and donate generously to the world’s methane emission inventory. Despite carbon-footprint issues, Ridge was a major-league sweetie and always welcome.) The Independent chose instead to endorse Hal Conklin—who finished his most recent 17-year stint on the council dais back in 1993 —perhaps because his first name sounded vaguely Shakespearean. There are, I am told, multiple “Prince Hals” in various Shakespeare plays. This seemed to dovetail thematically with Conklin’s boast of creating Santa Barbara’s first and only downtown arts district. There are many reasons Conklin didn’t do better, but chief among them was his dogged determination to wear that bright-red ball cap —much like the one perpetually adorning the dome of President Donald Trump — emblazoned with the questionably cute phrase “Hal Yes.” That phrase, however catchy, constituted strike one. The hat itself? Strikes two and three.As the talking heads like to say, “Bad optics.” If the Style Police had only been awake, Hal would have been hauled off as Public Enemy Number One. Santa Barbara’s only precedent for Cathy’s

ascension to the mayoral throne took place in 1935—in the depths of the Depression —when Santa Barbarians elected a certifiable populist wing nut and former soap company executive, Edmund O. Hanson, as mayor to clean up this town. The cleanup Hanson had in mind involved News-Press owner and publisher T.M. Storke, whom Hanson saw as the root of all evil. Upon becoming mayor, Hanson started a newspaper of his own called the Bugle, which focused all its energies on exposing all the evil machinations of Storke and the News-Press. If Cathy’s past is prologue, can we count on Murillo and the News-Press taking up where Hanson left off? Maybe not, but when NewsPress owner Wendy P. McCaw engineered the paper’s nosedive into the wood chipper of mean-spirited irrelevance in 2006, Murillo — who’d moved on from the Indy —and her former husband, David Pritchett, were among the loudest—and most ubiquitous—cheerleaders for the many reporters, writers, editors, and photographers who quit, resigned, struck, or otherwise protested the paper’s retaliatory news coverage and punitive working conditions. To say there’s no love lost between Murillo and Santa Barbara’s alleged daily paper is a gross overstatement. To the extent the News-Press could be roused to cover this year’s election at all, it was a flaccid frontpage “hit piece” —written a full week after the fact—detailing how ex-husband Pritchett asked a clearly planted question at a forum.“If I was really going to plant a question,” Murillo

retorted, “don’t you think I’d get someone else to ask it?” Reasonable question. It’s worth noting the significant role played in this election by former News-Press editor in chief Jerry Roberts —now an Indy columnist, blogger, and one-man public-TV media sensation. Roberts—never one to let a good midlife crisis go to waste—blogged more on the mayoral and City Council races than all the other reporters covering it combined, his writing salty, astringent, and fun to read. No one, incidentally, was ever more slimed by McCaw in the Meltdown than Roberts. She published a front-page, above-the-fold article—with no byline—all but accusing him of amassing kiddie porn on his News-Press computer even though every law enforcement type who’d investigated the matter said the charges were flat-out bogus. With settlement money he got from McCaw, Roberts paid for a candidates’ poll showing mayoral candidate Frank Hotchkiss —a conservative Republican councilmember and climate-change denier —slightly ahead of Murillo, the other three candidates—Prince Hal Yes, Councilmember Bendy White, and outsider business CEO Angel Martinez —significantly behind, and 40 percent of the voters undecided. The poll crystallized the choice for many voters: Support Cathy or elect Frank, Santa Barbara’s equivalent to Donald J. Trump. Frank, it should be noted, is also a former journalist. The Roberts poll didn’t elect Murillo, but it definitely moved the needle a few points her way. In the meantime, Cathy, congratulations, our condolences, and good luck.You made history; now don’t let it go to your head. — Nick Welsh

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Armand W. Schmitter 1919-2017

Santa Barbara native Armand Schmitter passed away November 8th. He was a highly respected lifelong cowboy. One local rancher commented, "If you could get Armand to help on a round-up to bring in the cattle you knew it would be a success. He was an outstanding roper which helped greatly when branding the calves." Armand rode his donkey to Cold Springs School, and after school exercised horses for their owners. By 14 he was riding thoroughbred race horses for a trainer who boarded his stock at the stables of Chicago Industrialist C.K.G. Billings. Armand was a cowboy on the Jesus Maria Ranch in Lompoc, now Vandenberg Air Force Base. Experience also came working at the Polo Field on Middle Road in Montecito, with the horses on the Dos Puebos Ranch in Goleta, and helping Charlie Perkins, owner of the Alisal Guest Ranch in Santa Ynez. During WWII Armand was in the 124th Calvary. While stateside he taught recruits to ride. Later stationed on the Burma Road as Pack Master, he was in charge of 36 mules. His duties included shoeing mules and packing food and ammunition through the jungle to the front lines and bringing back injured or dead servicemen. While raising his family of 6 children, Armand fenced off large properties in Montecito to pasture the family horses and cattle. The owners were happy to have the grasses kept low for fire prevention. A favorite childhood memory of Armand's was a day his mother took him to his father's work place, the Las Manos Blacksmith Shop at Ortega and Anacapa Streets (site of a city parking garage now). Gustave Schmitter was an ironwork artist, he made several pieces that are at our County Courthouse. The day Armand and his mother visited, Gus was creating a huge lamp, he was, in fact, inside the lamp designing the iron. The lamp hung in the Courthouse Hall of Records for many years; it was more recently moved to our remodeled airport. For decades Armand drove teams of horses in the Fiesta parade, pulling carriages or floats and he competed in roping events at the Fiesta Rodeo. In 2001 he was chosen the Old Spanish Days Honorary Vaquero and rode horseback in the Fiesta parade and nightly at the Fiesta Rodeo. Armand had a great deal of respect for the old time vaqueros. Helping to keep the ranching tradition alive, Armand and his business partner, Otis Stout, leased 1200 acres in Goleta for their Brangus (breed) cattle operation. Even with over 85 years under 18


their belts they still were doing all their own work of roping cattle to brand and doctor them, slinging and stacking bales of hay, riding out daily to check their herd, and hauling them to market. It was a sad day November 8th when Armand rode off into the sunset to join his parents Gustave and Mae (Hubel) Schmitter, his loving wife Marianna, his sister Kay McLellan, his son Armand William (Bill) Schmitter,Jr, and his daughter Little Marianna. Survivors include his daughter Bunny Smith (Skip), son Steve (Carol), his daughter Bobbie, son Randy, 3 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. A memorial service will be at a later date when all family members are able to attend.

Terry leaves behind his beloved Sandy, mother Anna, sister Anne, brother Max (Teresa). Nephews Anton (Sarah) and Tayler. Niece Tess (Sam) Great Nephews Huxley, Preston and Tristan.

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Terry Selzer


Terry Selzer passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017 in his home in Santa Barbara. Terry's family and life partner, Sandy Camp, were by his side during his last days on earth. He courageously battled Parkinson’s disease, which was painful and debilitating during the last few years of his life. At the age of 61 he is now pain free and at peace. Terry was born in Vancouver, Canada on March 5, 1956. The family relocated to California in 1962. Terry enjoyed the California lifestyle to its fullest. Surfing, windsurfing, and hang gliding were some of his favorite activities. He had a wonderful, playful sense of humor enjoyed many nights around a campfire by family and friends. Terry was a journeyman electrician and had his own successful business in Santa Barbara. He was mechanically inclined. People were impressed with his abilities and workmanship. Terry was a gentle man with a beautiful smile. He met Sandy at a motorcycle event where they fell in love dancing to rock and roll. They spent many a beautiful day riding on his Harley, swimming in the backyard pool, watching NASCAR races and traveling to Cabo San Lucas. He enjoyed spending time with Sandy's sons, Justin (wife Justine) and Matthew.

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Edwin Byron Stear of Santa Barbara, California died at 6:10 am on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Born December 8, 1932 in Peoria, Illinois to Edwin J. and Juanita B. (Hoffman) Stear, he was 84 years old at the time of his death. He was laid to rest in the family plot at Christ Church Cemetery, Hanna City, IL on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Following the service, family members gathered at the Stear farmhouse in Peoria to celebrate Edwin's life and accomplishments. Dr. Stear was preceded in death by his parents, brother James Stear, sister Mary Stear, his stepson James N. Rogers, and his first wife, Alice Faye Curry, beloved mother of his natural children, Brian D. Stear and Linnea S. Hernandez. Surviving are his wife and companion of over 40 years, JoAnn Stear (Weston, Rogers, Pinero), children Brian D. Stear (Louise Kennedy) of Peoria and Linnea S. Hernandez of Inglewood, California, brother Richard A. Stear of Peoria, and four of the five step-children brought into this blended family when JoAnn and he married. Their stepfather for more than half of their lives, James N. Rogers (Kim Wilgus), Gary P. Rogers (Arlene Simmons), Valorie J. Cole (Wayne), Steven C. Rogers (Suzanne Paquette), and Virginia L. Aguilar (Arthur), Dr. Stear had 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren in the blended families when he passed away. Dr. Stear graduated from Bradley University, Peoria, IL in 1954 (BSME), USC, 1956 (MSME) and UCLA, 1961 (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering. His varied career included Professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA and UCSB, 1969-1979, and Chairman of the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UCSB, 1975-

1979; Chief Scientist, U.S. Air Force, Washington. D.C., 1979-1982; Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, 19831990, and Founding Executive Director of the Washington Technology Center, University of Washington, 1983-1990; Corporate Vice President for Technology Assessment, the Boeing Company, Seattle, 1990-1999; Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), Alexandria, Virginia, 1999-2017. Dr. Stear was a Fellow of the IEEE, AAAS, and AIAA. He was awarded two Exceptional Civilian Service Medals from the U.S. Air Force, and in 1980 the Bradley University Distinguished Alumnus Award. For many years he served on the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and technical committees in support of NATO. Dr. Stear enjoyed being a home chef, oil painter, reader, jazz lover, woodworker, winemaker, and learner. The subject he was studying late in his life was Quantum Theory. For over 30 years, Mrs. Stear and her family were deeply involved with Dr. Stear in his dream avocation as owner and senior winemaker of Eaton Hill Winery, formally established in 1988 in Granger, Washington. After years of labor (1984-1988) to make the historic Rinehold Cannery into a winery with its vineyards and orchards of apples, pears, and cherries, Gary and Arlene Rogers produced prize-winning wines with Edwin for 14 years. They also established the Rinehold Cannery Homestead Bed and Breakfast in the Rinehold's farmhouse. They were followed as host by Mrs. Stear's sister, Norma J. Jackson, until illness forced her retirement. The Bed and Breakfast closed in 1994. Mrs. Stear, Operations Manager, was also then from 2002, principal winemaker with Edwin, Steven Rogers, and several local winemakers, aided by the Vineyard and Orchard Foreman, Manuel Soliz. Virginia Rogers Aguilar was the Accountant and Assistant Operations Manager for 25 years. The business was sold late in 2012 but licensing regulations and requirements of the new owners continued the Stears' involvement until 2014. Dr. and Mrs. Stear moved to Santa Barbara from Zillah, Washington on April 3, 2017, into the Vista del Monte Retirement Community, where Dr. Stear died of complications of Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinsonism. The family is grateful to the staff at VDM and Assisted Hospice Care for their professional care through these months, and the subsequent services of McDermott Crockett Mortuary of Santa Barbara and the Wilton Mortuary of Peoria, Illinois. Words are inadequate to thank family members and friends for the help and daily support they provide. In Zillah, when downsizing and moving to Santa Barbara was time critical, Virginia and Arthur Aguilar and Manuel and Rosie Soliz made it happen. In Santa Barbara, Valorie and Wayne Cole and their extended families unpacked and set up the Stears' apartment in Vista del Monte, where Mrs. Stear will continue to live. A special note of

thanks to Valorie's son Aaron Avila and his family for their help on both ends of the necessary move, and to her daughter Sarah Avila Battle for her decorating skills. Edwin and JoAnn stepped off the plane into a beautiful new home where Valorie continues to provide loving support each day. Dr. and Mrs. Stear established a Scholarship Fund at Bradley University in honor of his family. Memorial contributions may be addressed to "The Edwin J. and J. Blanche Stear Family Endowed Scholarship", Bradley University, 1501 W. Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Gail “Topsy” Fanning

Gail, fondly known as Topsy, passed away peacefully at 85 in her home on November 6, 2017; a few days after a welcomed visit from her sister Linda and brother-in-law Bruce. She survived her husband “T-Bone” by 8 years and leaves behind five children Billie Maye/Laurie, Dee, Cindy, Kathy, and Mike. Topsy cherished long distance phone calls from her many grand and great grandchildren along with calls from close friends and extended family members. She especially enjoyed watching the children play in the street in front of her home. Topsy was blessed with special friends and neighbors that looked out for her over the years. The family is so very thankful to all of you that offered so many acts of kindness to Topsy. The family is so grateful to the doctors and nurses that coordinated her healthcare with such skill and compassion. A special thank you to Hospice for enabling the family to honor Topsy’s wishes to stay at home throughout her life. Topsy requested that there be no services held and that memorial contributions be made to Hospice and the SPCA.

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BY L A N N Y E B E N S T E I N ob Casier was a great man. He had an incan-


government action to “ensure basic human needs” and “eliminate all vestiges of legal discrimination.” He was a descent personality and brilliant mind, moderate in his political views. He favored representawhich—together with his high standards tive rather than direct democracy. Though a lifelong and moral nature—made him an outstand- Democrat, he held high regard for Eisenhower’s foring and memorable teacher. A friend of his recently eign policy. commented that he was the last of the “founding genLike many others, I have a great debt of personal eration” at Santa Barbara City College. The central gratitude to Bob. He offered me my first teaching posiprofessional goal he had throughout his career was for tion shortly after I received my PhD. This led to the SBCC to be a distinguished educational institution. He writing on which my subsequent academic career was and others have succeeded admirably in this challenge. based. He had been a student of my dad at UCSB and Santa Barbara City College is among the finest com- a friend of his, and this was an especially warm bond munity colleges in the nation. between us. In recent years, I had the opportunity to A native Santa Barbaran, Bob was Associated Stu- participate with him in a monthly discussion group. dent Body president of Santa Barbara High School Bob’s comments in his late eighties and early ninein his senior year, 1943-1944. He was a great athlete ties were sharp, to the point, and informative. He preas well as scholar. He pared for the sessions he said many times that led with the same work as a young man, his ethic that characterized dream was to be the his teaching. He espebasketball coach at cially enjoyed leading discussions on the U.S. Santa Barbara High. Supreme Court and its He later had this forthcoming decisions. opportunity, but it Many colleagues conflicted in 1955 remember him, includwith the even better ing John Kay: “For chance to teach at what was then Santa nearly four decades he Barbara Junior Colcultivated the idea that lege, and he chose to we are all trustees of make college instructhe college”; Peter MacDougall, who remarked tion his career. He remembered on his ability to “reach teaching at the junior conclusions supported college when it was by evidence rather than emotion”; John Romo: still “on the hill” at “Bob Casier was one of the Riviera Theatre the most respected procomplex on Alamfessors at SBCC”; Fred eda Padre Serra, the THE PROFESSOR’S PROFESSOR: Robert Casier began teaching Hofmann: “Sitting in on former site of Santa in 1955 at the college that became Santa Barbara City College, earning a reputation as a memorable teacher. his classes as his reader, I Barbara State College. In 1959, the colhad the sense of being in lege moved to its current and spectacular location the presence of an Ivy League professor”; and Barbara overlooking the Santa Barbara Harbor. In 1946, Santa Lindemann: “A compliment that I always treasured Barbara Junior College was reestablished by the Santa was …‘You teach like Dr. Casier.’ There was no higher Barbara secondary school district for tax reasons, and compliment!” According to George Frakes, “If this it changed its name to Santa Barbara City College in college has reached the heights of being the numberone-ranked community college in the nation, it is 1959. Bob was very involved with college governance. because all faculty, administration, and staff ‘stand on In the middle 1950s, there was a college director who the shoulders of Bob Casier’ to reach that high level of ran the college more like a high school than a col- accomplishment.” lege. He canceled classes and summoned students to Bob was a stoic in personal philosophy. He assemblies, including one involving the Moody Bible remarked once of his religious views, “I think there’s Institute. Bob and other faculty considered this a vio- energy in the cosmos we can tap into—that’s my God.” lation of the separation of church and state doctrine He talked about the Roman philosopher Lucretius enunciated by the Supreme Court. He served on the and his work, “On the Nature of Things,” a few weeks liaison committee with the Santa Barbara High School before passing. He was blessed by the love of his life as District, and Bob became the faculty representative on his wife, Shirle —she was a wonderful partner, beautithe selection committee for the college’s subsequent ful, intelligent, and vivacious. He wrote of their love in administrative leader. a poem shortly before her death: “Our love is special Bob always emphasized self-governance and was in each of its many ways / Which blend together into instrumental in founding and providing early leader- a mosaic greater than its parts.” They had three sons, ship to the faculty Academic Senate and the Instruc- Craig, Rodger, and Bryan. Among their family vacators Association. In 1979, the Annual Faculty Lecture tions were visiting and watching baseball games across was inaugurated. Bob was chosen by his peers as the the United States. Hundreds of people would say Bob Casier played first faculty lecturer. He spoke on “Changing Patterns in American Politics.” He looked forward to a pos- a significant role in their life through his encouragesible new national political consensus in which sup- ment, practical assistance, and advice. Thousands port for “cost-efficient decentralized government” and would say he was among the best teachers they ever “the importance of incentives embodied in the idea had. He played a key role in the development of Santa of equality of opportunity” would be tempered by Barbara City College. n

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obituaries continued R. Margaret Mills Effenberger Weis 03/20/26-08/03/17

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, Margaret passed on August 3, 2017 in Santa Barbara, CA. She was born in Tillamook, OR on March 20, 1926 to Archie and Harriett Mills. Margaret was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank L. Weis in 2011 and by two of their daughters, Mary Weis Lynch and Julie Weis Womack. She is remembered with love by her family: daughters and sons Judy (John) Ritchie of Santa Barbara, CA, Frank R. (Anne) Weis of Bend, OR, Edward (Diane) Weis of Milwaukie, OR, Gary (Patricia) Effenberger of Happy Valley, OR, James (Grace) Weis of Folsom, CA, Eileen (Steve) Bidwell of Oregon City, OR; 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; and sister Lilah Mills Corwin of Forest Grove OR. Margaret married Robert L. Effenberger in 1944 and was widowed in 1963. In 1968 Margaret and Frank Weis were married and the two families united with eight children. Our family has been blessed to have been taught by the example of this dear one and we are grateful that she lived a very full life. She is missed so very much. Margaret and Frank’s deep faiths strengthened their relationship, and their devotion to their family was of the greatest importance. Following their marriage, they relocated from Tillamook to Salem, then to Albany, and finally back to Salem, OR where they enjoyed many loving, devoted and happy years. Holidays and family gatherings were favorite occasions. Following Frank’s passing, Margaret relocated to a retirement residence in Clackamas, OR, and then eventually moved to Santa Barbara, CA, to be near her daughter, Judy Ritchie and family. There she enjoyed Wood Glen Hall, a lovely retirement residence, accompanied by her devoted companions Maria and Mary, to whom her family will always be indebted for their love and care. The family also extends their gratitude to the staff at Wood Glen who treated Margaret with genuine kindness and friendliness. Throughout her life, Margaret’s stunning qualities included her love of life and beauty. She endeavored to do everything right, constantly trying to improve herself. She expressed courage, strength, joy, tenderness, wisdom, loyalty, gratitude, vitality, forgiveness, efficiency, purity and generosity, to name a few. She easily met people, complimenting them, and she 20


loved to laugh. Her loving qualities of joy and beauty greatly enhanced the lives of family and friends. She was especially fond of the holidays, baking and sharing many dozens of cookies at Christmastime. Her cooking and baking had everyone running to the table, never to be disappointed. Meals were never complete without having something sweet, and her sweet tooth belied her trim figure. She grew beautiful flowers and taught others her knowledge of gardening. Her home was beautiful and comfortable and everyone felt welcome. Most importantly, she loved her husband, Frank, their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and especially loved God. She was a member of The First Church of Christ, Scientist and constantly endeavored to live her faith to the fullest. An excellent student, Margaret attended Maple Leaf School, and then later Tillamook High School where she was inducted into the National Honor Society and graduated in the top ten of her class. She also played the drum in the high school band. After high school she worked at the Tillamook County Sheriff ’s Office, and later for Warner Music Store where she was afforded the opportunity to become an accomplished organist, giving private lessons and performing for events that included the Tillamook County Dairy Month Princess selection. Prior to their marriage, Margaret was personal secretary to Frank L. Weis at U.S. Bank. Passionate about promoting women in education, Margaret was a founding member of the PEO Sisterhood in Salem, OR, where she made lifelong friends. Always industrious, she pursued many hobbies including gardening, cooking, china painting, sewing pillow quilts which she sold at consignment shops and gave to family and friends, and making fabric applique note cards which she sold in consignment shops, including Latimer Quilt and Textile Center. In Santa Barbara, she worked with her daughter at the Assistance League where she made many wonderful friends and she felt that her work there contributed toward many worthwhile philanthropic projects. She was awarded a Star pin for her outstanding service. Music being one of her greatest joys, she was invited to join the Ukulele Lulus, playing and singing favorite pieces once a week, and her desire to dance again was fulfilled at two Senior Proms sponsored by the Assisteens, a branch of the Assistance League, at Wood Glen. She was also embraced by friends at her local church and in the community. Margaret and Frank enjoyed many wonderful travels together, primarily to visit and be with family, and including trips to Europe, Venezuela, Hawaii, fall foliage tours and other travels in the U.S., and frequently enjoyed overnights at the Oregon coast. She was always in awe of the beauty of nature. She had a sense of adventure, always ready to go at a moment’s notice. In later years, she loved nothing more than to ride to

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To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email the beach, enjoy lunch in the car and watch children. Many children and adults in the Santa Barbara community adopted Margaret as their grandmother and they brought her much joy. Music was a constant source of enjoyment, especially Western and Celtic music and the old standards. She was a devoted Portland Trailblazers fan, loved cribbage, Western movies, cooking, reading and Jeopardy. A private memorial service for family was held in August in Santa Barbara, overlooking the ocean at Shoreline Park. Donations may be made in remembrance of Margaret to Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, 2105 Wilson River Loop Road, Tillamook, OR 97141; PEO Chapter ET, c/o Karen Redmond, Treasurer, 3945 Deep Wood Lane, Salem, OR 97304; Tillamook County Pioneer Association, PO Box 992, Tillamook, OR 97141, or the Assistance League of Santa Barbara, 1259 Veronica Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.

Richard “Dick” Johnson 05/07/34-10/20/17

Richard “Dick” Johnson passed away on October 20, 2017 at his home in Santa Barbara with his family by his side. He was born on May 7, 1934, and grew up in rural northwest Pennsylvania near Titusville, home of the first commercial oil well. Dick loved the country as he spent hours in the woods as a boy hunting, trapping, and fishing near his home. In addition to helping his dad pump oil from nearby land leased from a neighbor, Dick worked on neighboring farms, helping with milking cows, cleaning barns, plowing, seeding, haying, and other assorted chores. He went to a oneroom school house a few miles from his house where all subjects were taught to grades 1-8 by one teacher. Dick attended high school in Titusville where he was Vice President of his class and participated in as many sports as possible. Dick entered Penn State as a Petroleum Engineering major, but after two years, he received his draft notice and entered the armed services as a cryptographer stationed in Germany during the height of the Cold War. After serving for two years, he reentered Penn State to complete his degree. After his return to Penn State, he met Patricia Stuart and they married in 1958. Upon graduation Dick accepted a job at Sun Oil Company in Philadelphia doing reservoir engineering studies. After six years Dick went to work for Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown, PA and

after three years was transferred to Houston, TX as a sales engineer in the industrial gas pipeline business. In 1972 Air Products moved him and his family, to England to manage businesses in the UK. After just two years they moved to Brussels where Dick managed businesses of Air Products in Europe. In 1975 Dick and his family returned to Allentown, PA where he moved up to higher management positions. In 1980, Dick went to Harvard Business School to complete a 6-month Advanced Management Program. In 1981 a French company, Air Liquide, recruited Dick to join them in San Francisco to assist in running Air Liquide’s businesses in North and South America. While living in Europe Dick became very interested in wine, visiting many grape growing regions of Europe, particularly in France. Upon arriving in San Francisco Dick and Pat set out to purchase vineyard property in the Napa Valley, settling on a small ranch house with hillside vineyards near St. Helena. On weekends they would head up to St. Helena where Dick would tend to his Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. In 1991 Dick retired from corporate life and he and Pat moved full time to Napa Valley to enjoy the cultural life of grapes and wine of Napa Valley. In addition Dick became a hiking and climbing enthusiast and annually journeyed to Jackson Hole for extensive hiking, and using rope belays managed to climb the Grand Teton. There were many hiking trips in the Rockies and the Sierras with summiting 14ers frequently the goal. Dick and Pat also enjoyed traveling the world, studying cultural differences, and often including family members on their adventures. After visiting family in Santa Barbara, Dick and Pat decided to relocate to Santa Barbara in 1998. Dick was active in Santa Barbara cultural activities, particularly the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara Opera, and the History Forum. Dick stayed active playing tennis at La Cumbre Country Club on the InterClub Senior Team and on regular outings with other Club members. After attending classes at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Dick became a UC Certified Master Gardener. His interest in plant life led to landscape design where he worked with many local homeowners to design and install landscape projects. In lieu of taking design fees he requested his clients donate to Direct Relief International where he served on the Board for 6 years. Remaining a Penn State athletics fan for the duration of his adult life, Dick particularly enjoyed football as a season ticket holder and women’s volleyball as an honorary coach, traveling back to State College, PA annually to cheer on his team. Dick is survived by his wife Pat, enjoying 59 years of blissful marriage together; daughter Kristen Nostrand, her husband Peter, and granddaughters Helen and Leah of Santa Barbara; son Erik, his wife Kath, and granddaughter Sushma of Kensington, CA;

and daughter Kaaren Belcher, her husband Aaron, and granddaughters Marguriette and Lucy of Chico CA. In lieu of flowers, donations to Direct Relief would be appreciated.

Rev. Vidya “Terima” Vonne 11/12/51-05/21/17

Rev. Vidya “Terima” Vonne, our beautiful friend, wife, lifelong yogini and teacher, passed away last May 21, 2017 at UVA hospital in Virginia, following a month-long battle with rabies which she contracted from a street dog bite while traveling in India. Born in San Francisco, she became a resident of the Integral Yoga Institute in Los Angeles at the age of 18, and later took her monastic vows, residing at the Ashram Yogaville in the heartland of Virginia. As a skilled writer/editor (later receiving an MA in Creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles), she worked directly with her Guru Swami Satchidananda on transliteration of the Yoga Sutras. Vidya (Chandrika in earlier years) was an accomplished yoga teacher for 40 years, massage therapist and healer for 30 years, and practitioner of Reevaluation Counseling in Santa Barbara from the 1980’s, before moving back to Yogaville in 2007. There she rekindled her love for compassionate service. She married Gerry Ramakrishna Sacket in a beautiful union of souls in 2008, both sharing the Integral Yoga path for over 40 years. She became a yoga teacher trainer and traveled the world with her husband, taking photos of one other doing magnificent headstands on beaches and mountains. Vidya shared her love for ballroom and swing dancing with others both in SB and VA. She was a zestful, fun, energetic, empathetic, passionate, and spiritual soul. She was centered and calm when needed, sensitive and present…and she gave the best hugs! All she touched will remember her fondly. “Journey well, beautiful friend Vidya Vonne! I see you flying high with fiery streaks of red in your hair and a cheeky smile that holds a deep knowing of the play of life and her cycles. I bet you’re giving the angels some incredible rounds of Scrabble. I’m so grateful to have walked in the world alongside you. Your friendship is a flame that forever burns in my heart.”-S.V. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, November 19th at 1:00 pm at Hendry’s Beach. Please contact for more info.

On the Beat Retires

Barney Brantingham


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Barney has had a 60-year career in journalism, most of it covering Santa Barbara, the city that he loves.


BY N I C K W E L S H f journalism were an endurance sport, news-

said.“But a couple of times I wrote about his friends, and I heard about that,” Barney noted. “I stepped on paper columnist Barney Brantingham would some toes.” hold all the records. For 60 years, Brantingham His first 17 years, Brantingham worked as a — known simply and universally as “Barney” reporter, covering the courts. But in 1977, Tom Kleve— has counted himself among Santa Barbara’s legion land, then the paper’s star columnist, retired.“Everyof ink-stained wretches, amassing a couple of air- one in the newsroom applied except me,” Barney plane hangars’ worth of bylines to prove it. For the remembered, but he eventually changed his mind past 11 years, the Santa Barbara Independent has con- and got the job. sidered itself lucky to have Barney’s work grace our Barney’s job was merely to be everywhere all pages and his easygoing presence grace our meetings. the time. It turned out he had a knack for it. For All good things must pass, and this week, we’re sad to years, he cranked out his Off the Beat column four announce that Barney has decided to retire. To find times a week. Turns out he had a knack for that, too. out why, we had to track him down all over town. The grind was coming up with good ideas. “Some First, he was busy checkdays they pound on your ing out the Goat Tree resdoor and say, ‘Write me.’ taurant at the new Hotel Sometimes they’re hidFrom Barney to His Readers: Californian. After that, he ing, and you have to hunt Due to my gimpy legs was otherwise occupied for them.” Writing in a at The Biltmore, hanging deceptively unassuming that make it hard to chase out in what he likes to everyman voice, Barthe news, I am retiring from ney quickly established call “The Rococo Room.” He managed to squeeze himself as the face of the the Independent. It’s been a few moments into his During his great. I’m very proud to have News-Press. otherwise cramped mantenure there, he first surbeen part of the dedicated about-town schedule to vived Storke; and then answer our plaintive: the Philadelphia Inquirer, staff. I’ll miss them all. Why? “It just sort of came to which Storke sold the to me,” he said. “I felt the paper; and then the New York Times, which subsecall.” Barney started out in journalism in 1957, just after quently bought it. When Wendy P. McCaw bought getting out of the military, where he was stationed in the News-Press from the New York Times, she took Panama. His first job was with the Chicago Heights pains to make her star columnist comfortable. But Star, covering the corruption beat in that very when the News-Press imploded in 2006 under crooked city. With relatives in California, the lure McCaw’s infamously dysfunctional direction, many of Chicago’s bitterly cold winters and even harsher reporters and editors quit. It was Barney’s decision summers proved all too resistible. Like millions of to walk, however, that signified to the whole comAmericans at the time, Barney got in his used car munity that the town’s only daily paper was indeed in — accompanied by his then-wife and their first-born deep trouble. Barney’s decision was courageous and child — and drove west. He landed in San Clemente, emotionally fraught. The Santa Barbara Independent snagging a gig with a weekly suburban paper. True wasted no time offering Barney a perch of his own, love, he said, interfered: the City of Santa Barbara. and he wasted no time getting back to work with his “You know it when you see it,” he recalled. “I drove new column, On the Beat. up State Street and fell in love.” Brantingham — he Which one of the 10,000 columns that Barney has hadn’t morphed into Barney yet — went back to San written over the years stands out? We asked. It was Clemente but submitted an application with Santa about the death of Fred, the cat of his wife, Sue De Barbara News-Press editor Paul Veblen. In 1960, he Lapa. She also worked at the News-Press as librarian was hired. “That was the era of T.M. Storke,” said and archivist. Strangely enough, he told us,“it was the Brantingham of the paper’s legendary founder, pub- most popular column I ever wrote. I got letters, calls, lisher, owner, and political godfather of the whole comments from all over. It tells you something,” he South Coast.“I never heard from him,” Brantingham said,“but I’m not sure what.” n

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The Montecito Bank & Trust President’s Against-All-Odds Career and Life of Love


n 2000, Janet Garufis retired early from a boundarybreaking banking career in Los Angeles and two years later moved to Santa Barbara, where she planned to care for her husband, already in the throes of Parkinson’s disease, and pursue a more meaningful career in teaching. But it didn’t turn out that way— way the need to support her husband forced Garufis back into banking, and today this real-life Wonder Woman is now one of the most powerful players in Santa Barbara’s financial and nonprofit circles. And, at 63 years old, she’s giving our athletic community quite a run for its money as well. As chair, president, and CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust (MB&T) — a role recently intensified by the April 2017 passing of bank founder Michael Towbes — Garufis oversees $1.3 billion in assets for the largest and oldest locally owned bank BY on the Central Coast. She’s in ROGER high demand to serve on the DURLING boards of the region’s most influential nonprofits and is currently active with the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, American Heart Association, Sansum Clinic Foundation, Music Academy of the West, and Goleta Chamber of Commerce, among others. And about a decade ago, this mother of two grown sons became a runner and has tallied three marathons and more than a dozen half-marathons since. That’s quite a résumé for a woman who entered the banking industry as a teller back in 1972 and climbed the ladder to take on executive roles rarely held by women. “In a maledominated world, she’s had to break down walls that could have destroyed her,” said Jamie Perez, MB&T’s assistant vice

president and one of the many who look up to Garufis as a role model.“I’ve been learning as much as I can from her. Her guidance [has] sent me on my way.” I’ve known and admired Janet for years, and I appreciate how a packed room’s attention gravitates her way, whether she’s on the stage or not. “Janet is such a presence,” explained public relations professional Lisa Rivas, her close friend.“People who are standing next to her are rarely seen.” But despite that public persona, I didn’t really know who Janet was under the surface, which is why I wanted to write this article. “The community has elevated Janet to a level,” agreed Rivas, “and they’ve forgotten the person she is.” This past summer, I scheduled three meetings to get to know Janet. Each appointment lasted two hours, and they all took place in her office. “I would have never believed I’d be having conversations like this,” she said to me at the start of the process. “My public life is very different from my private life. My private life is very small. It’s been kind of Zen to have this quiet life.” In our six hours together, I found Janet Garufis to be a fascinating, engaging, fearless open book, somebody whose deep knowledge has been hard-won and who has found true contentment and rewards in both her career and personal life. “I came to Santa Barbara to reinvent myself —I did, but not in the way I thought I was going to,” she told me during our last session. “I thought that changing careers and being a teacher would feed my hunger to make an impact. It’s the greatest irony, and most rewarding, that I’ve come full circle from when I took that job as a teller to having banking become the vehicle to make an impact and to find community.”


As I get comfortable on the couch in her office, Garufis rapidly relays facts about her childhood while staring at me through piercing blue eyes. Born December 16, 1953, she was raised in a middle-class Boyle Heights home. Her mother, Colleen Quail, contracted polio when she was young but was a prominent social worker as deputy director for Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Social Services.“I never thought of her as handicapped for she never thought of herself as handicapped,” said Garufis. “She had no fear.” But her mom wasn’t the nurturing type. That role fell to her father, Jim Quail, who suffered from PTSD from his time as a medic in the Pacific theater of World War II.“Movie-star handsome” with “natural leadership skills,” he was a ticket agent for Southern Pacific Railroad but became depressed around the time Janet’s sister, Jennifer, was born, and had a breakdown.“I remember what I was wearing the day my dad was released from the mental institution,” Garufis recalled. He lost his job at 40 and decided to braise his way through Julia Child’s cookbook.“And that’s where I got my love for cooking,” said Garufis.“We were a very close family. That family unit was important to me.” From an early age, Janet loved education. A full scholarship allowed her to attend the all-girls Marymount High School in Bel Air, where she was the youngest and tallest kid in her class. Her classmates came from wealthy families, and she often felt out of place at their homes. A good observer, she learned to fit in.“I was never going to be the most popular person in school, but I wanted to be respected,” she said. “If there’s a theme in my life, that’s it.”


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On graduation day in 1971, Garufis won every award the school could give. Her mom said she expected as much; her dad cried tears of pride. At 17 years of age, Garufis naively enrolled at UCLA. It was the biggest mistake of her life, going from a sheltered girls school to a massive university, with 700 people in her first class. “For the first time, I experienced failure — failure to launch,” said Garufis, who dropped out. “I had to take a look at who I am and figure out how to get there. It’s only through failure that you can become your next best thing. If you’re not willing to take the risk where failure is an outcome, you’re not going to grow.” With cashier experience as a night manager at Wil Wright’s Ice Cream Parlor in Pacific Palisades, Garufis applied for a teller position at Bank of America (then known as BankAmerica) in Brentwood but found them very rude. So she got a job across the street at Security Pacific National Bank (SPNB) instead. She loved interacting with customers, fondly recalling one time when she helped a widow write her first check. Since it wasn’t that busy, she learned the branch’s different jobs. “I’m a process-oriented person,” said Garufis of her natural draw to the job. “You’re project planning all the time, just like cooking.” And her innate curiosity blossomed. “The people I’d meet,” she said, “if you just listened and learned, it was an amazing education.” But it was hard to find support for advancement.“If you were a woman in the banking business, you didn’t mentor any other woman because they could take your job,” explained Garufis.“I learned how to be a leader from watching people who were not very good at it.” That’s why she works so hard to be a role model to all, whether female or male.

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As we neared the end of our first conversation, I “I like the discipline of running,” she said. “It created cautiously brought up her late husband, Nick Garufis, balance in my life.” who passed away in March 2007, just months after So has her work. “Montecito Bank & Trust’s work, Garufis became president and CEO of MB&T.“My life for me, has been the most amazing gift,” she said. “It has been so compartmentalized,” said Garufis with a was a way to process grief, to find out the very best verdeep breath.“Nick got a chance to see me as a mother sion of myself. Why wouldn’t I spend every moment trying to make life better?” and as the president of the bank.” After taking a long time to get diagnosed, Nick lived well with Parkinson’s for a while. But then, said SHATTERING GLASS CEILINGS: Janet, who was his primary caregiver, “The dementia SECOND SESSION, JULY 25, 9 A.M. really scared him. He had visual hallucinations. He’d Garufis has just returned from the Summit for Danny, get really angry. Inhibition is the first thing that goes. an endurance hike through the Italian Dolomites that What happens is that you learn to have a sense of raises money and awareness for adolescent substance humor. It’s a really profound experience to see some- abuse treatment at the Daniel Bryant Youth & Family body go down that road.” Center. Having hiked 80 miles in eight days — she’d Though Garufis’s two sons are from her first mar- never even backpacked previously— previously she is energized riage, Nick was a father figure to both. “Nick raised and fearlessly ready for my questions. me,” said her son Matthew Bertolet.“He was an excepI dive right in, asking how she achieved success tional human being. It was a real challenge to watch a in a male-dominated industry. “The combination of loved one succumb to fierceness and softness this disease. My mom has been the balance,” did everything she she answers without could for him.” hesitation. “There was Bertolet encoura lot of fierceness at the aged his mom to get beginning. Allowing back out in the world the softness has been so she could find new the journey.” happiness. “She had In the beginning, fully dedicated herself Garufis had to go to take care of her hus“toe to toe” with men, band,” he said. “I was though her ferocity looking for her to find had to be tempered— meaning in helping the otherwise, she was just community.” He also labeled “aggressive” or, invited Garufis, who’d worse, “a bitch.” And FAMILY FIRST: Though dealing with depression and PTSD from started walking about World War II, Janet’s father, Jim Quail (top), was the heart of the her deep experience 10 miles a day while family for her and her younger sister (all three together above at wasn’t respected at all. caring for Nick, to start the beach). “We were a very close family,” said Garufis of her Los “I believed a lot of the running with him. Angeles upbringing. “That family unit was important to me.” men I worked with “I understood she’d felt intimidated by a always been a provider; she’d always made sure every- woman who was deeply knowledgeable,” she said. body was happy,” said Bertolet. “It was obvious there “The fact that I started at the bottom, as a bank teller, was a part of her she needed to reclaim, to express and earned my way, I knew how to manage risk the herself as an athlete. There’s a lot of personal growth way they did not. Men were hired out of college and that happens when you do something physical.” were trained to be lenders. They didn’t learn about the Running was hard, at first, but then her rise-to- bank. I learned the problem-solving techniques you the-challenge instincts kicked in. “I love conquering learn by going up through the ranks.” She went back to college in 1973, first at Santa something like running just like Forrest Gump,” she said. “Then I started setting goals.” She completed her Monica College then at Cal State Northridge, but kept first half-marathon in San Francisco soon after Nick working at SPNB. Since she knew all of the jobs at passed away and has kept up with it the decade since. the bank, she covered shifts at branches all over Los

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That same year Garufis was allowed to begin loan training but only if she stayed on as branch operations manager. She completed banking school in 1986. American banking went through big changes in the 1980s, and the combo of centralization and deregulation made it harder for small businesses to access capital. SPNB decided to organize a business banking division to address the problem, and Richard Davis, her friend from banking school who’d been promoted up the ranks, suggested Garufis should lead it. “No male commercial banker would have taken the job making these smallbusiness loans, for it would be demeaning to them,” said Garufis. “I didn’t have a big budget, and I had to be smart about it.” She developed a personal credit score, traveled to Princeton to create an algorithm to assess risk, and funded lots of small businesses.“We cobbled this together with chewing gum and wire,” she recalled.“We tried to address what all small business was struggling with. The size of the portfolio was $750 million in loans.” Against the protests of small-business advocates, Bank of America (BofA) acquired SPNB in April 1992, which was



Angeles, though it was during the gas crisis. “I spent a lot of time in line at the gas station!” she laughed. In the summer of 1975, Garufis was sent to Marina del Rey to fill in for a note teller going on a three-week vacation. On the first day, the branch manager said there was a problem in the note department that needed to be cleaned up before the employeeGOLETA returned. Garufis tackled the task and was offered a job at the office while she Ave 5757 Hollister finished school. Upon graduation in 1977, Garufis was only offered training in operations management, since the lending training was essentially reserved for men only. Though lending was the quick path to more lucrative opportunities, the operations track played to her long-term advantage: It covered the basics of banking, while the lending curriculum didn’t address day-to-day management or customer service issues. “Solving customer problems on a dayto-day basis helps you understand where things can go wrong,” said Garufis, who learned to anticipate client needs, understand risks, and know when to bend the rules.“It gives you a more holistic picture of what happens in a bank.” Three weeks into

one of the largest bank mergers in history at the time. A week later, when the Rodney King verdict triggered the L.A. riots, Garufis was in Oakland speaking to the Black Contractors Association. “I was the only white woman in the room,” she said, remembering the 9-1-1 message she got on her pager announcing the riots. Days later, BofA’s chief credit officer called on Garufis to apply her loan formula to businesses in the riot zone. Suddenly, this former bank teller was playing a central role in the rebuilding of Los Angeles. Thousands of business owners applied, and that was the beginning of BofA’s smallbusiness lending program. It grew from $750 million to $4.5 billion in just five years on loans that averaged just $40,000. That’s a lot of loans. “Nobody in the organization was paying much attention to us until our revenues became too significant to ignore,” said Garufis, who had to fend off the man from consumer lending who wanted to take over her division. “I fiercely believed in the mission, and the people that worked with me believed in it as well. The softer side is to understand the people and what they need.” When BofA eventually abandoned this system, community banks like Montecito Bank & Trust graciously filled the smallbusiness void.



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THE TOWBES WAY: Garufis learned how to be an effective philanthropic force from Montecito Bank & Trust founder Michael Towbes (left). “This is big ger than Mike. It’s bigger than me,” she said. “This bank couldn’t happen in any other place than Santa Barbara.”

MB&T as an S corporation, which allowed him to give more money away to nonprofits. For many years, he gave grants to the top 10 organizations selected by his staff, and paid employees two hours per month to volunteer for their charity of choice. In 2003, he started the bank’s Community Dividends program, giving $1 million away to dozens of nonprofits each year in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties during a luncheon at the Coral Casino on the Monday before Thanksgiving. (This year’s is on November 20.) “It was the DNA of the bank, the notion of giving back,” said Garufis. “He loved that if the employees were passionate about an organization, then the bank would encourage their advocacy.” But she recognizes that his shoes will be almost impossible to fill and that MB&T’s challenge will be to continue setting the bar higher and higher in all regards. “He gave me the opportunity to create a culture in the bank that will carry his expectations for excellence and for supporting the community,” said Garufis. “This is bigger than Mike. It’s bigger than me. This bank couldn’t happen in any other place than Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara was the incubator. This community values its own. Any one individual feels that they can make a difference every day.” Janet’s hard-earned reinvention happened without sacrificing any of her principles. As I see her now seated across from me — months after our first meeting, her arms gently crossed, confidently looking my way—I recognize a woman in the coveted position of doing what she’s always meant to do. “Everybody has a need to be valued and appreciated,” she continued toward the end of our last conversation. “The banking business had become intolerable for me when all they valued was returns. I brought to MB&T the need for people to be treated with deep respect and enjoy what they are doing. If you’re appreciated for what you’re doing, that is the big rainbow.” ■

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On our last session, both Janet and I know that we still have a lot to discuss, from personal loss to perseverance. We talk about her separation from Sam Bertolet in 1986, right when her career was taking off.“He was struggling with me being a working, successful woman,” she said. “It wasn’t his paradigm.” Though not compatible as a couple, they raised their kids as a team. Her boss around that time was Nick Garufis, whose wife died suddenly the night before her 50th birthday party. Devastated himself, he caught a glimpse of Janet at her most vulnerable one day.“I’d just gotten off the phone with my divorce lawyer, and Nick saw me crying, and I rarely do that,” she said.“I’m not a crier. I’m a problem solver.” She had no intention of remarrying at that point, but Nick pursued her. “I wouldn’t have considered dating him if we hadn’t been good friends,” she said. “It turned out to be one of the most significant relationships in my life.” They married on December 31, 1987. Fast-forward to 1998, when BofA was acquired by NationsBank. Garufis quickly learned that the military-like leadership did not value women in positions of power. Nick’s condition had also worsened, so, in 2000, she took the early-retirement option. Chasing her lifelong dream to be a professor of literature, Garufis started a master’s program in English at Northridge and graduated in 2002, when the couple decided to move to Santa Barbara. Two weeks later, she began pursuing a PhD at UCSB’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. Though she finished her UCSB coursework, her dissertation was derailed by Nick’s disease. In 2004, her son Matt encouraged a return to banking. “It was the most practical thing to do,” she agreed.“Nick had to be saved and taken care of. I didn’t think about myself. My kids were home helping, but it was interrupting their lives. I wanted them to have a healthy life and not worry about their mom.” She considered a job at Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, but then applied to run the branch network at MB&T. She sent an application by fax, and five minutes later a call came, with an offer to have lunch with founder Michael Towbes. “Mike and I had about an hour-and-a-half conversation,” said Garufis. “I didn’t know beforehand that he only spoke to people for 20 minutes. In retrospect, it was so shocking, for chatting wasn’t his deal.” When Towbes asked her why she wanted to work at his bank, Garufis replied, “What matters to me is to show up at a place where I can make a difference, and I believe I can do that here.” He offered her a job right on the spot as a vice president, and she was promoted to CEO and president two years later. “I felt valued for the first time in a long time,” said Garufis of Towbes, whom she came to consider both a mentor and a friend.“He didn’t second-guess me. He really allowed me to run the bank.” But it was the philanthropic spirit of Towbes that moved Garufis most. He’d set up

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11/16: S.B. Courthouse Prospective Docent Meeting Do you want to be a tour guide to visitors from around the world, staff the information booth, or be a host in the Clock Room? Come share a cup of coffee, and learn about docent training classes that begin January 2018, one morning per week, and end in March 2018. Pick up an application at the Courthouse information booth or call Mary Ann Froley. 10:30am. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 695-0524.

11/16: The Exploration of Pluto by New Horizons Dr. Alan Stern will recount the history of New Horizons, NASA’s mission to explore Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. After a dramatic, 26-year effort to develop and fly the mission, New Horizons made the first exploration of Pluto and its moons in July 2015. Stern will discuss the major scientific discoveries made to date, speak to the viral public reaction to this exploration, and outline the mission’s future plans for its extended mission to explore the Kuiper Belt and its next flyby in January 2019. 7pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 963-0408.

11/16: Coping with the Holidays Holidays can be extremely difficult for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. This workshop, facilitated by Naala Richards, MSW, ASW, will explore some steps you can take to help you through this difficult time of year. 5-6:30pm. Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, 602 E. Montecito St. Free. Call 690-6296. Email


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11/16: Opening Exhibit: Bob Evans: Marine Megatropolis 19741981 This exhibit includes 26 spectacular images selected from expeditions by Bob Evans and Andrew J. McMullen of La Mer Bleu Productions in S.B., the first independent underwater photographers given carte blanche access to the offshore oil platforms of the S.B. Channel. Also on view will be images from what are believed to be the first alternative uses for offshore oil platforms and artifacts from these expeditions, such as self-designed camera housings, logbooks identifying relevant survey data from more than 850 dives, and a can from the first mussel harvest for human consumption from the oil platforms. The exhibit shows through April 30, 2018. 5:30-7pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 456-8747.

11/16: Sketching in the Galleries Artists of all skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now as teaching artists provide general guidance and all materials. 5:30-6:30pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 884-6547 or email to reserve a spot. 11/17: Opening Reception: Holiday Exhibit Celebrate the season


Jon Meacham: The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency The author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning biography American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, No. 1 New York Times best-selling biography Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, and 2015’s Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush and one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals, Jon Meacham will speak about the transformation and progression of presidential powers. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10-$35. Call 893-3535.

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Spirit of the Land This landscape show features area painters and one photographer, all longtime friends of Arturo Tello, cofounder of the Oak Group and new owner of the Palm Loft Gallery. Exhibit closes November 19. Palm Loft Gallery, 410 Palm Ave., Loft A-1, Carpinteria. Free. Call 684-9700.

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exhibit by Susan Van de Water Drake encompasses scenes from the near and far west. The exhibit shows through November 30. Faulkner Gallery East, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 962-7653.

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11/16: Altius String Quartet Currently holding the position as Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder, the Altius String Quartet will perform Quartet, Op. 76, No. 4 by Haydn, Quartet in F Minor, Op. 13 by Mendelssohn, and American Quartet by Dvořák. 7:30pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. $20-$25. Call 963-4364.




pianist Constantine Finehouse. 3pm. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Free.

11/18: Song Tree Concert: Nathan McEuen Nathan McEuen started his solo music




career in 2005 and has continued performing, songwriting, and independently producing six full-length albums. He is currently in production on his newest double album, due in 2018. Proceeds from the show will benefit the S.B. Environmental Defense Center. 7:30pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 820 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Suggested donation: $15.

S.B. Shakespeare Presents Taming of the Shrew The community is invited to this performance of Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s tale of Baptista Minola’s two daughters, Bianca, quiet and sweet who cannot be married before her strong-willed sister, Katharina, the shrew. There are young men, secret identities, and surprising revelations. Bring a picnic, blankets, and drinks, and come for Shakespeare in the park! 2pm. Manning Park, 449 San Ysidro Rd, Montecito. Suggested donation: $10.

11/18: Criminal Record Clearance and Proposition 47 Legal Clinic

11/17-11/19: The WinterWonderGrass Festival Choose to stay three days or Saturday only at this simple, sustainable, and inspired gathering of music, arts, and community with an emphasis on supporting area artisans. The Saturday event will feature Elephant Revival and musical performances from Radio Skies (unplugged), Grant Farm, The Chillz, and other special guests, as well as art, food, and drink available for purchase. Visit the website for the full schedule. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. Free$158.

11/18-11/19: S.B. Symphony: Spanish Guitar Enjoy a musical concert with 2017-18 S.B. Symphony Artist-in-Residence and classical guitar master Pablo Sáinz Villegas, who will perform Joaquín Rodrigo’s sensuous Concierto de Aranjuez and selections from Souvenirs of Spain from Themes of Isaac Albéniz with the S.B. Symphony, as well as suites from Manuel de Falla’s ballet El Amor Brujo and Bizet’s magnificent incidental music for Alphonse Daudet’s play L’arlésienne. Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 3pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $29-$144. Call 899-2222.

11/18: S.B. Music Club Concert This concert will feature Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 67, performed by violinist Han Soo Kim, cellist Sang Yhee, and


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11/18: Sings Like Hell Presents Jeffrey Halford & The Healers, Amilia K. Spicer With musical and literary influences ranging from Roger Miller to Johnny Cash and Raymond Carver to Pablo Neruda, singer/songwriter Jeffrey Halford, with his ferocious slide guitar, and his band The Healers will stir the soul with their roots rock and roll. Opening the show with her husky and haunting voice will be Amilia K. Spicer. Her music will take you down the red dirt of Americana with an occasional turn down a dark alley in the light of flickering neon. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $40-$45. Call 963-0761.

11/18: Mid-Month Devotional Retreat People of all faiths and traditions or no tradition are welcome to attend this monthly half-day retreat with Rev. Karen Wylie that will include quiet contemplation, wisdom talks, sacred music, and peaceful walks on the beautiful grounds. Registered Science of Mind Practitioner Randee Vasilakos will assist with prayers for personal

11/18-11/19: King Lear In this 90-minute adaptation, two casts alternate nightly to explore the story of a king igniting a chain reaction of chaos with the simple question: “Tell me, my daughters, which of you doth love us most?” In Shakespeare’s great tragedy, King Lear discovers his own humanity and mortality as he teeters on the brink of madness. Sat.: 2pm (cast one); Sun.: 8pm (cast two). Performing Arts Theater, UCSB. $12-$20. Call 893-2064.

11/18-11/19: Las Floralias Fall Show and Sale Come peruse tables of unique floral arrangements and long-lasting holiday wreaths COURTESY

11/17: Tim Minchin: Leaving Los Angeles Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, actor, comedian, and writer who has been performing his unique brand of musical comedy in front of appropriately excitable and ever-growing audiences since 2005. His current songs span topics such as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice(ism), and his amour de boobs(ism). During his shows, he plays the piano, tells stories, and sings unique and memorable songs such as “Thank You God,”“Prejudice,” and “Dark Side.” If you are easily offended, politically correct, or not fun, don’t take up space at this show. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $35.50-$55.50. Call 963-0761.

This legal clinic is for individuals in need of criminal record clearance. During the clinic, clients will meet one-on-one with volunteer law students and attorneys to complete their criminal record expungements and Prop. 47 reductions free of charge. You must call to make an appointment and bring a copy of your criminal records. 1-5pm. Veterans’ Memorial Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call (213) 261-8931.

healing. 9:30am-12:30pm. Meditation Mount, 10340 Reeves Rd., Ojai. Suggested donation: $20. Call (310) 968-8928.

11/19: Prime Time Band Winter Concert This S.B.-based band has been entertaining the community since 1995 and will present its annual winter concert showcasing selections such as “Star Trek into Darkness,”“Hollywood,”“Tenth Regiment March,” and more. 2-4pm. San Marcos High School Auditorium, 4750 Hollister Ave. Free.

11/19: John Craigie, Jack Symes Singer/songwriter John Craigie of Portland, Oregon, will bring his eloquent Americana to S.B. in an engaging live show with his offthe-cuff and clever observations and songs that can make you laugh and cry. Opening the show will be L.A.’s Jack Symes, who relocated up to Berkeley five years ago and has been dipping into the Bay Area folk scene since. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $13-$18. Call 962-7776.

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La Belle: Lost in the World of the Automaton Portland’s

Imago Theatre presents La Belle, an imaginative love story set in the engine room of a 1920s steamship and following refined passenger Lady Rose and the ship coal stoker as they reenact the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. This whimsical and moving world will have more than 100 astonishing mechanical puppets and mischievous fairies run by machines and puppeteers. The fun starts an hour before the show with face painting and crafts! 3pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $14-$20. Call 893-3535.



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Hollywood Berlin: Some Like It Hot This 1959 comedy directed by Billy Wilder follows musicians Joe (Jack Lemmon) and Jerry (Tony Curtis) as they go undercover, posing as women in a traveling all-female band headed to Florida after witnessing a mob massacre in Chicago. Comical complications ensue as Jerry/Daphne falls for the band’s loopy ukulele player, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), and Joe/Josephine becomes the object of a millionaire playboy’s affection. David Mandel (Veep, Seinfeld) will join Carsey-Wolf Center Director Patrice Petro for a post-screening discussion, and a reception will follow the event in the Michael Douglas Lobby. The event is free but reservations are recommended. 2-5pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. Free. Not rated. Call 893-5903.

BANDS on TAP 11/16-11/17: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair. 6:30-8:30pm. Fri.: Caverns. 10pm-12:30am. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. 11/16-11/18, 11/21: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: The Water Is Life Celebration featuring Derinkuyu, Shining Lion, Ryan Dafoe. 8:30pm. $11. Fri.: Dan Zimmerman Album Release; 6:30pm; $10. Pookie, Sixsevens, Sanderlings Fly; 9:15pm; $10; ages 21+. Sat.: Tennis, Wild Ones. 9pm. $15. Ages 21+. Tue.: Shawn Thies. 7:30pm. $10. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. 11/17-11/19: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: The Nombres. 6-9pm. Sat.: Sean Wiggins; 1:30-4:30pm. The Excellent Tradesmen; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Hot Roux; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. 11/17-11/18: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Fri.: Dave Vignoe. Sat.: Benny. 5:30-8:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200. 11/17-11/18: M.Special Brewing Co. Fri.: Golden Impalas. 7-9pm. Sat.: Detroit Sportsman Congress. 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500. 11/17-11/18: Velvet Jones Fri.: Barns Courtney, Craig Stickland. 8pm. $18. Sat.: Uno the Activist, Thouxanbanfauni, 8pm. $20. Ages 18+. 423 State St. 11/18: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Call 962-4660. 11/18-11/19: Mercury Lounge Sat.: Native Talkers. 9pm. $5. Sun.: Koi Division, Cuddlefish. 8pm. $6. 5871 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Ages 21+. Call 967-0907.




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made by members of the Las Floralias flower-arranging club using a variety of succulents. Instructors will give practical demonstrations on how to create a stunning arrangement with just a few flowers. Proceeds will go toward a grant to benefit area school art programs. Sat.: 10am-5pm; Sun.: 10am-3pm. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Free.

11/18: Seeing November’s Stars Guests will enjoy a wine tasting in the tasting room, with bottles and wines by the glass offered and a light supper available for purchase from Big Truck Foods, followed by a viewing of planets, nebula, galaxies, and stars through the S.B. Astronomical Unit’s telescopes in an open field next to the peach orchard with an in-depth discussion by astronomers. 6-9pm. Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard, 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang. $15. Call 688-3032.

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11/20: Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil This annual observance, hosted by S.B. Transgender Advocacy Network and Pacific Pride Foundation, will honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of antitransgender violence. Join in this solemn occasion as names are read to highlight the bigotry and violence the transgender community faces and how the fight for justice must continue. Candles will be distributed. 6-7pm. Sunken Gardens, S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free.

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(now called English country dances), a tradition that has been evolving since 1651. No experience or partner is necessary as you will begin with instruction for simple dances from an earlier time from extremely friendly and helpful dancers. Dress comfortably! 7:309:30pm. Christian Fellowship Ctr., First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. $5. Ages 7+.

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Installation view, Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2017



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Ceramics instruction with Patrick Hall (right) at Clay Studios

said. Watching a new student improve is “very subtle and beautiful, and an expression of personal poetry, which is what excites me the most.” Membership to the studio is paid by hourly fee: $125 for 10 hours. Potters buy clay directly from Kaganoff and Hall, at an above-market price that covers the cost of glazing and firing. The studio, clean and light-filled, has an ever-rotating supply of hand-mixed glazes in a separate room, a pug mill for clay recycling, and kilns custom-built by Ken Yokota, a sculpture technician for UCSB’s Department of Art. “I think being an artist is kind of self-indulgent at its core, so balancing that out by helping others feels like it kind of closes the circle,” Hall said. “We’re at our best when we’re in community with each other, and not living on an island.” That may be true, but there’s no doubt that Clay Studios—quiet, bright, and full of possibilities—feels like an island unto itself. —Talya Meyers

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rive to the back of the Goleta Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and you’ll find a tidy metal prefab that you might assume is for storage. Unless, of course, the door is propped open, giving you a glimpse of the ambitious vases and textured, abstract vessels inside. This unassuming metal building is Clay Studios, owned by area ceramic artists Sheldon Kaganoff and Patrick Hall. It’s their shared workspace and the small, open studio where they provide one-on-one instruction and independent studio time to interested locals, from elementary schoolers (with their parents) to senior citizens. Clay Studios began when Kaganoff, a retired UCSB professor of art, reached out to Hall, a former student, about building a shared ceramics studio. “We had that little space, two of us working, and we had more equipment than we’d ever use, so we started talking about sharing the facility with the community,” said Hall. Besides, Kaganoff added, “I missed the students. I was pretty invested in [teaching] for 33 years.” Today, the studio has seven potter’s wheels, and enough space for about 10 people to work comfortably at one time. Kaganoff and Hall sit by students who are learning to shape bowls and vases, give lessons in glaze-mixing and firing, and provide grounding in everything from hand-building to sculpting to carving. “We have beginners, and we have people with a high level of technical skill,” said Hall. The two have different approaches to teaching: Hall, whose own ceramics focus on genre-bending size and unusual textures and shapes, is all about technique, while Kaganoff is more philosophical. (He’ll teach you to make a great bowl and then ask you how it figures into a larger ideal of “bowl-ness.”) But both are dedicated, patient teachers, and even the lumpiest beginner’s work is treated seriously as a work of art. “The beginner’s mind is a very special mind; it’s the mind of innocence,” Kaganoff

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elebrating its 10th year this month, Women’s Athletic Club (WAC) is a 24-hour facility on upper State Street whose founder, Alice Huang, has created a welcoming, safe space for women to launch and maintain their health and fitness journeys. “I realized that women’s gyms had a completely different energy than coed gyms,” she said about her original inspirations to open the club. “Women seemed more supportive rather than competitive with each other, and even though some of the big-box gyms offered women’s sections, I thought they were third-rate setups. I wanted to have the best of everything to let women know what they deserved in the fitness world.” While many gyms can become overcrowded, Huang limits membership to 200 to allow members a more personal experience and—per its main mission —to provide a feeling of inclusion. “Our environment encourages self-growth by living the vision. Inclusion breeds individuality,” she said. “We strive to make WAC feel like a family [or] community. Many lifelong friendships and connections have formed here—that’s awesome and humbling.” —Chris Jasmine Catapia

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o the uninitiated, grocery shopping by bike may sound daunting. But with a little planning, it can become an enjoyable part of the weekly routine. And it has its perks: namely easy parking, exercise, and the feeling of accomplishment that may just earn you that extra bite of dessert. Santa Barbara resident Diana De La Riva does the majority of her commuting around town by bike. Her shopping trips are no exception. “I do have a shared car with my sister,” she said.“Maybe once a week we use it, if we have to.” De La Riva added that one of the major advantages of biking to the store is rolling right past overcrowded parking lots. The tradeoff is spending a little time and mental energy thinking about purchases and prospective routes. “I live on the Mesa at the tip-top, and it gets hard biking heavy things up there,” she admitted. “I don’t buy olive oil, wine, and cans of coconut milk all on the same day. I have to plan it out.” As a single person, De La Riva is able to carry most of what she needs each week in the clip-on bags and basket mounted to her bike. But, with a little planning, even parents with growing children can bike for groceries. For example, Seattle resident and mother of two Genevieve Metzger shops almost exclusively by bike, including Costco


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runs. She invested in a cargo bike with a large box in the front, and an electric assist. “Seattle has big hills, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to convince myself to do it if I needed to pedal 65 pounds of kids and 60-plus pounds of groceries up the hills without any assistance.” Metzer said that shopping by bike allows her to visit many more shops without having to battle rush-hour traffic or negotiate small parking lots. Her children, who often complain about being in the car, enjoy traveling by bike. She calls it a “much more pleasant experience” for all of them. High school teacher Jen Goldman said shopping by bike for the three young children and four adults who Diana De La Riva delivering produce for Foodbank of S.B. County live in her home has become commonplace. She started out by using a baby trailer, she said, noting that storing the found what systems and routes have worked for us through food and children in the same space had its drawbacks. “If the years, but the first step is just giving it a go.” your kids are hungry, you might get home and no longer —Andie Bridges have the broccoli you planned to cook for dinner.” While Goldman’s family has upgraded to a cargo bike, she stressed that a large bike is not necessary.“We use a big- • A front basket works great for fragile produce. ger bike, but we have that bigger bike because of so many • A rear rack with panniers creates low, even weight distribution. little people in our family,” she said. “Just dipping your toe • Always bring extra reusable bags. in—a little trip when you just need a few things—is a fabu- • Use bungee cords to secure loads. lous way to test the waters and get in a fun bike ride. I’ve • Buy cold things last, and pack them together.

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t’s been quite a year, folks. Hell, it’s been quite a week. In the last few days alone, our exalted leader tweeted a tweeny tantrum about the height and weight of a cranky and well-armed foreign leader. (Dear Diary, Rocketman hurt my feelings today, but I put a nuke in his locker, so we’ll see who’s laughing after fourth period …) That’s only the very latest jaw-dropping moment, though, in a stunning string of horrors since we last sat down to Thanksgiving with our families. There was the Election That Enlighted Us All About Our Racist, Terrified Neighbors. That was followed by the daily matinees from the White House circus, including incompetent appointments to crucial government posts. There were hurricanes, floods, and fires. Domestic and foreign terrorism. Revelations of high-profile sexual harassment and abuse. And all of these things, miraculously, were politically charged. Sure, we remember that nearly three million more people voted for the other presidential candidate than the one who currently holds office—and we’ve all seen that the latter’s approval rating is the lowest of any president since modern polling began. We’ve heard his own appointee call him a moron and his own party members decry him as “disgraceful” and “childish.” Yet there are still some people who support him.And deny science.And think black football players should stop calling attention to systemic by Starshine racism and just be “grateful.” And based on the way this year has been going—reminding us at every turn that when bad stuff can happen, it will — odds are you’re going to be shoveling pie email: with one of those people next week. Here’s a guide to topics you’ll want to avoid over the holidays to help you keep peace within your family just until you’ve digested enough to drive home. I’ve also provided examples of statements you don’t want to make, as well as some handy, utterly innocuous phrases you can use to defuse the situation if these subjects are unfortunately broached — say, by a “snowflake,” “libtard” nephew.


Off-the-table topic: Confederate statues Unwise utterance: Aunt Fran, I see you finally pulled up the shag carpet in the parlor. I mean, it was odious, but I can’t say I condone this sort of revisionist history. WHERE DOES IT END?! Replace with: Place looks nice. Off-the-table topic: Climate change Unwise utterance: If anyone’s asking, I’d like a rowboat for Christmas. Thanks to unprecedented atmospheric events, I’m fixing to have beachfront property by August. Replace with: Nice weather we’re having. Off-the-table topic: NFL boycott Unwise utterance: No, can’t stay for the Redskins game. As I get older, I find the combination of racist mascots, misguided patriotism, and the promise of CTE triggers my acid reflux. Replace with: How ’bout them Knicks? Off-the-table topic: Gun control Unwise utterance: While we’re saying grace, can we throw in a couple thoughts ’n’ prayers that Congress will pull its head out of the NRA’s buttstock? Replace with: Amen. Off-the-table topic: Election meddling Unwise utterance: Mom, you said you’d never serve canned cranberry sauce. I’m kind of shocked. Did Putin hack into the menu? What’s going on here?? Replace with: Please pass the yams. Off-the-table topic: Legalization of marijuana Unwise utterance: You’re all going to love the pecan pie I made. It’s infused with cannabis butter. Has anyone tried Banana Kush? Relaxing, but you stay chatty and social. For example, I’m high right now. Replace with: … How’s your glaucoma, Grandma? Happy Thanksgiving — and good luck! Starshine Roshell is the author of Broad Assumptions.

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The Fate of the Dream and the Future of the World with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat

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Depth Psychology, Deep Ecology, and Technology Who is Dreaming the Dream? How will the fields of Depth Psychology and Deep Ecology be impacted by emerging virtual and augmented realities? For each of us, what are some of the extraordinary possibilities as well as some of the perils? This special one-day presentation gives prospective students the opportunity to experience the unique and ground-breaking scholarship taking place at the Institute. The day also offers the community additional information about the distinctive educational features of the school. Hear from alumni about their experiences and what they are doing with their degrees. Explore the grounds of Pacifica’s two campuses and speak with an Admissions Advisor about Winter, Spring and Fall 2018 enrollment. Dr. Aizenstat will offer tools and skills helpful in working with dreams that address the emerging interactions between the Natural World, the Dream World, and Virtual Worlds, from his internationally recognized work with dreams, a method named Dream Tending.

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UCSB Women’s Basketball Team Takes On Seattle University This Friday PAUL WELLMAN PHOTOS


ere are nine reasons it will be exciting to watch the women’s basketball game between UCSB and Seattle University at 7 p.m., Friday, November 17, at the Thunderdome: Petula Clark: Several decades before the

introduction of the three-point shot, the British singer predicted, “Things’ll be great when you’re downtown.” The Gauchos won their season opener at Northern Arizona (NAU) last week, 96-93, thanks in a large part to a barrage of three-pointers (14 made on 30 attempts for a robust 46.7 percent). Seven different players splashed the net from downtown, led by sophomore Aliceah Hernandez (5-for-7).

Championship fiber: Bates was one of five Divi-

sion 1 college recruits out of Clovis West, which won the California Open Division girls’ hoop title and was ranked no. 1 in the nation last March. In the state final, Bates scored 11 straight points in the fourth quarter, turning a 30-37 deficit against Archbishop Mitty into a 41-37 lead. Danae Miller, another first-year Gaucho, was an outstanding point guard at Long Beach Poly, which lost to Clovis West in the Southern California regional final. “They beat us in my junior year,” Bates said. “Danae committed to UCSB after I did. I was excited then, and I’m really excited now.”

by John


Backcourt runneth over: Bates, Miller, and Porter

all started in the season opener. Other guards who saw at least eight minutes of action were Hernandez, senior Makala Roper, sophomore Tal Sahar (a transfer from Seattle), junior college transfer Akilah Jennings, and CeCe Quintino, who was an all-state point guard at Liberty High in Nevada. Sahar burst out of her redshirt year by leading the Gauchos with 14 points in their exhibition victory over Cal State East Bay. “In practice, we’re all really competitive,” Bates said.“In games, if one of us has a great shooting night, we’re all happy. We all want to win. It’s going to be challenging to guard us.” Drea Toler, a sparkplug last year, is expected to be eligible in December, and junior Coco Miller has been trying to work through an injury. Inside story: Feeding the ball to 6′4″ Drew Edelman produced UCSB buckets more than 60 percent

of the time last year.“It’s not rocket science to be good a foot from the rim,” Henrickson said.“We work on post passing every day.” Edelman, who transferred from USC, came on strong late last season and scored 24 points (11-for-17 from the floor) in last week’s opener. During the summer, Edelman led the U.S. team to the championship of the Maccabi Games, posting a massive double-double (29 points, 19 rebounds) in the final, a 71-61 victory over host Israel.“She brings a lot of skill and want-to,” Henrickson said,“and she’s in the best shape of her life.” Grace under pressure: UCSB never had a comfort-

HEIGHT AND SPUNK: Drew Edelman (left) will be a commanding post presence for the UCSB women’s basketball team, while newcomer Sarah Bates (above) is among a bevy of sharpshooting guards.



able lead against Northern Arizona. In NCAA women’s basketball, teams are allowed to inbound the ball in the front court during the last minute after an opponent’s basket. The Lumberjacks took advantage of the rule to score quickly, paring a six-point deficit down to two. Bates helped the Gauchos hold on by sinking five free throws down the stretch.“It was good for us to learn to play in that situation,” Henrickson said. She added that UCSB’s depth paid off: “We had fresher legs.” Standing firm: The Gaucho women created a stir last year during the playing of the national anthem. Most of the players took a knee in a demonstration for social justice, and some onlookers interpreted it as a lack of patriotism. Edelman said the issues affecting the country have not gone away, but the Gauchos decided to remain standing this season. “We’re going to lock arms,” she said. “[Kneeling] didn’t affect the way we played last year, but it does take a load off, knowing that we found an option that still has a lot of meaning to it. It still is a powerful message, and people know more about it than they did last year.”

Lindsey Ruddins, UCSB volleyball

Predictions: Both the coaches’ and media polls picked

the Gauchos to finish third in the conference, behind UC Davis and Cal State Northridge.“I like it,” Edelman said.“When you’re on top, the only way to go is down.” Bates did not soft-pedal her expectations.“We’re going to be really good,” the youngster said. “We need a lot of fans here because we’re going to go to the [NCAA] n tournament this year.”

Manny Nwosu, SBCC football

In the Gaucho women’s final home stand, the sophomore slammed 32 kills in a five-set victory over UC Irvine and 27 kills in a four-set loss to UC Davis. She leads the NCAA in kill average with 5.78 per set.


Hunger games: After finishing fourth in the Big

West last season, the Gauchos upset the first-place team, UC Davis, in the Big West Tournament semifinals. They lost the championship game by a point to Long Beach State.“We got a bite last year,” Henrickson said.“Now we want a full meal and dessert.”


impact on the Gauchos last year after transferring from Mississippi. The 5′10″ guard shattered records by going 9-for-11 behind the three-point arc in a Big West Tournament victory over UC Riverside. She made only a pair of treys at Northern Arizona, but she dished out seven assists and grabbed five rebounds. Forget your first impression upon seeing Sarah Bates, a first-year player out of Clovis West High. “She doesn’t look long and lanky walking into the gym,” head coach Bonnie Henrickson said, “but she’s got a great basketball IQ. She took charge the first day of practice. I haven’t had a freshman do that.” The 5′9″ guard started her first college game and scored 25 points with five rebounds and five assists at NAU.


Que Sarah Sarah: Sarah Porter made a big-time


After rushing for 127 yards on 27 carries in a 14-0 victory at L.A. Valley, the sophomore finished the season with 1,080 yards on the ground, becoming the first Vaquero running back to top 1,000 in 47 years.


11/17: High School Football: Bishop Diego vs. San Marino

The scoreboard operator will get quite a workout if the two teams keep up the pace they set last week, when they scored a combined 18 touchdowns in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 6 playoffs. Bishop’s Cardinals (10-1), ranked no. 1 in the division, overran Norte Vista, 63-13, while no. 9 San Marino (8-2) outscored Summit, 62-49. The Cardinals will be counting on their defense to give them the edge over the Titans. Bishop’s John Harris, who has rushed for almost 1,500 yards, sat out last week’s game with a knee injury, but the line paved the way for six rushing TDs by Evan McKeegan, Nick Kislow, and Adrian Soracco. 7pm. La Playa Stadium, S.B. City College, 721 Cliff Dr. $5-$10. Call 967-1266.

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couple of years back, I found myself yearn- component of the American food landscape ing to roast a porchetta for Christmas Eve. until grocery chains gobbled up that market. Owner Steve Gully remembers There was no question about those times vividly. When his my first move: I contacted the crew at the Country Meat Market family moved from Milwaukee in Goleta, inquiring whether they’d to Goleta in 1973 — one of 400 families that came out to work be able to arrange such a delicacy, in which pig flesh is deboned, stuffed at Delco Electronics — they with seasonings, and rolled tightly immediately started buying so that the fatty skin can be wrapped from the Meat Market, which around the outside. They were game was founded a half century ago Keeps the Cuts — in fact, they rolled two, one for by Frank Serbus. themselves — and the porchetta “We all had two freezers: one Coming in Goleta was a hit, even if the thick rib eye for the garage and one for inside I bought there for Christmas Day the house, because that’s how we by Matt Kettmann sorta stole that holiday’s show. did it,” said Gully of the Midwest MidwestThough I vaguely recall a visit ern practice of buying a whole or two while living in Isla Vista as side of beef each year. “It sucked a UCSB student in the 1990s, when I worked at when you got a bad cow cow— you were stuck with it for a while. But the now-closed Little Caesar’s down the street, I’d almost completely forgotten about this hidden if you got a good cow, you were gem of a butcher shop/sandwich counter/catercounter/cater stoked.” ing company next to the Zodo’s bowling alley Serbus was a butcher for on Calle Real. But then I moved out to the Good Safeway, cutting meat from Paso Robles to Long Beach, and Land suburbs in 2013 and now find any excuse to decided to open his own shop peruse their cuts. while sitting in what used to be From the pre-marinated chicken halves (great on a wood fire pressed under a brick) and the a barbershop next door. (When slightly dry-aged New York strips (thyme and the sun is right, you can even see butter-basted in a cast-iron pan for sure) to the where it still says “Barber” in the free pound of burger meat you get with a $40 window, which is now part of the Meat Market.) It purchase and Axxess card (sweet roll sliders, of was 1968, the same year that Whitefoot Meat Marcourse) and diverse assortments of meats I’ve yet ket opened on Milpas Street (David Whitefoot, the to buy (quail, crown roast pork, buffalo tender- son of that market’s founder, now works at Counloin), Country Meat Market & Catering is a candy try Meat Market). The butchery landscape in town store for discerning carnivores. then was vast, with City Meat Market on Figueroa It’s also one of the last of the old-school, inde- and Chapala streets and Ye Olde Butcher Shop on pendent butcher-shop breed that was a critical upper State Street, among others. (Shalhoob, the

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CARNIVORE’S CANDY STORE: From left, Country Meat Market & Catering’s Steve Gully, David Whitefoot, Reynaldo Bustos, and Emmanuel Aguirre operate one of the last old-school, independent butcher shops around.

Mundos, the new “Latin American soul food”restaurant he recently opened in the original McConnell’s dairy plant on Milpas Street with his business partner, Emma Recher. With a fusion menu that puts a California spin on global specialties, LuVanVi explained, “We’re taking what is happening right now in people’s homes and bringing it to your door.” A veteran of Santa Barbara kitchens for the past 29 years, including jobs at the FisHouse and Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, LuVanVi knows how to procure the freshest ingredients from fishers and farmers. “We buy day to day,” he said. “We don’t buy week to week.” Mundos’ creative menu features more than 10 kinds of ChinoLatino tacos served on handmade blue or corn tortillas. There’s Jamaican jerk chicken with Thai cucumber slaw, Kobe skirt steak asada with salsa quemada and pico de gallo, and the EMMA RECHER AND ratatouille plantain cake CHEF JEAN PAUL LUVANVI with zingy chimichurri, SERVE LATIN AMERICAN guacamole, and fried kale. SOUL FOOD ON MILPAS STREET All pack powerful flavors and flashy presentation into impressive little tacos. by Rebecca Horrigan LuVanVi enjoys the skirtsteak-plantain sandwich, which pairs Kobe beef with grilled onions, lettuce tomatoes, and pico de gallo, all on a plantain bun (a breadless formula that fans of LuVanVi’s Le Bon and Dish cafés may recall fondly). “It’s a really nice way to us to give a gluten-free option,” said Recher. There’s also breakfast on weekends, Native American burgers, salads, and rice-noodle and fried-rice bowls, including wild salmon with sweet peas, zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, sweet shallots, capers, Asian cabbage, and a hint of rosemary. Daily specials include Guatemalan pupusas each Friday and happy hour on Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., when guests can enjoy two tacos and a draft beer for $10. There are also nonalcoholic aguas frescas, and it all can be enjoyed on a lovely patio surrounded by twinkling lights, mountain views, and, in the right season, a soundtrack from the nearby Santa Barbara Bowl. Both originally from France, Recher and LuVanVi believe that their globe-spanning backgrounds help them to elevate this culturally blended cuisine. “It’s like brother and sister,”Recher said of their relationship. “I am a French registered dietician and Chef Jean Paul, an artist in the kitchen. We use our strengths to bring freshly cooked meals to people, taking care of their restrictions and their needs.” In line with that compassion, Mundos will support a different nonprofit each month, including the Santa Barbara Firefighters Alliance this November and Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics in December. “We hope to raise as much as we can,” Recher said. All is going well, said LuVanVi, explaining, “We’re blessed for the growth that we’re getting.” With that grateful attitude and an inventive concept, including a new menu of small plates and flatbreads to come, as well as future delivery options, Mundos shows that thoughtful bites can contain worlds of flavor.



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independence. You first start with the classroom that is prepared to allow the child to do for themselves what an adult would often do for a child. Enter a toddler room and you will watch a two year old sweeping the floor with a childsized broom, washing the dishes at a sink just their height

5 reasons why I ‘chose’ Montessori, a Father’s confession… I have a confession to make. When it came time to choose

or folding washcloths that are the right size for their hands. The pride you see in these children who are able to “do it themselves” is incredible. A Montessori classroom provides a prepared environment where children are able to develop independence.

a preschool for my first daughter, one of the first serious decisions a working parent makes, I choked. I don’t know why, but I just didn’t put the effort in. No research, no tours,


nada. An old friend had gone to a Montessori school and he

At the heart of Montessori methods is the idea that a young

came out OK and there was one close by. That was good

child, left to their own devices, will seek to learn and has

enough for me. Done and done.

an inherent desire for knowledge. The Montessori materials

To say I got lucky would be a massive understatement. My now 10 year old has absolutely thrived in a Montessori environment and is already a better person than I could ever hope to be. My 2 year old is, very loudly, following in her

naturally bring about the inquisitive nature of the child and open up the child to learn for themselves. They teach them how to discover rather than giving a step-by-step direction.

sister’s footsteps.


I think you really have to see the Montessori method in

One of the best benefits of Montessori is that it’s completely

action to appreciate it. There are so many facets and real-

individualized. Each child learns each subject at their own

life benefits. However, over the years as I’ve shared my

pace, on their own terms, with guidance from the teacher.

thoughts with countless friends, associates and even a few

I never have to worry that my child is bored or frustrated

strangers I have come up with a simple list.

to tears. She’s getting what she needs, when she needs it.

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There are no gold stars in a Montessori environment. No grades in the traditional sense.

turn, affected our society is the idea we need to have a reward for every accomplishment. I know how easy it is to just say to your child, “Clean up your room if you want dessert tonight”. But trust me when I tell you that if you are able to find a way to get your child to appreciate intrinsically how satisfying it is to have a clean room, you will have won the war without a shot being fired. The Montessori method focuses on and creates intrinsic motivations for behavior. You have to see it to believe it, but it does.

5. GRACE AND COURTESY. Montessori seeks to educate the whole child. Maria Montessori believed that children are a hope and promise for civilization. Grace and courtesy lessons are the foundation for this promise. Although children may encounter a lack of grace and courtesy in everyday life, in the Montessori classroom, the lessons they receive will help them be kind and compassionate members of society. Picking a preschool, school or method of education is one of the most important duties of a parent. My advice to other parents is to focus on the big picture. Make a choice that will not just prepare your child for the next grade level, but will also prepare them to be a global citizen. Don’t leave it to a stroke of luck like I did. Do a little research, take a tour of a Montessori school and see for yourself.

Montessori vs. Traditional

An Educational Comparison



Child centered

Teacher centered

Self-paced learning

Single curriculum for whole class

Multi aged classrooms

Same aged classrooms

Child follows interests

Work chosen for child

Ability to move freely about the classroom

Required to sit at desks

Learning based on physical exploration and discovery

Learning predetermined subjects from whiteboards and worksheets

Calm, orderly, inviting environments

Cluttered and hectic classrooms

Play and work are matched to the social development of the child

Play and learning are driven by the curriculum

Respect for the child and their growth as an individual is honored

Evaluation of child based on their peers and predetermined standards

Motivation derived from within the child through the joy of learning and discovery

Motivation attempted through rewards and punishments

More about Montessori schooling from a gifted Guide Leah Sahagun is South Coast Montessori’s Primary

remind me of one of my favorite quotes by Maria

Classroom Directress. As a Monetessori student

Montessori: "The greatest sign of success for a

herself until middle school she harbored a childhood

teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now

dream of becoming a Montessori teacher one day.

working as if I did not exist.’”

A post college stint as an assistant at a Montessori school in Seattle cemented the dream. She received her Masters in Education and her AMI Primary Montessori certification in Maryland in 2001.

Leah graciously agreed to answer some of the common questions we hear from new families

Sometimes I hear that Montessori is too strict or regimented, and other times I hear it is too unstructured and lax, which is it? It’s both and it’s neither. Montessori follows each child individually. My responsibility is to tend to their emotional and academic state each day, exactly where they are right then, as they enter the

What makes the Montessori approach great?


This approach naturally provides the opportunity for

An example of this “debate” is that the children are

the children to create a true community, built upon kindness and respect, where the love of learning and individual growth flourish.

My responsibility is to tend to their emotional and academic state each day, exactly where they are right then, as they enter the classroom.

able to choose their own activities throughout the day instead of teacher led group learning, which can seem to some as too flexible. However, they are able choose their own activity only once they have had a lesson from me on that material, which can be judged as too rigid by some. My advice to those who perceive Montessori pedagogy as one of the two extremes is to come observe an AMI Primary classroom, like ours. Their opinions will be forever changed.

my career I get tears in my eyes. They have just opened up their world to reading and writing that, in their Montessori classroom, has no bounds.

What is a typical day in the classroom? The school day is 8:30am to 3:00pm with a three hour work period in the morning followed by lunch and playtime. In the afternoon the younger children nap and the older children continue their day in the classroom with me. That period of time usually consists of reading a chapter book with them, group

What is the funniest thing a child has said to you lately?

lessons and more focused individual activities.

Can you describe one of your favorite activities in a Montessori classroom? When a child independently writes and then reads

A few weeks ago a five year old boy came up to me

What is the best part of your day?

their first word. I just had a 3 year 10 month old child

There are these moments during the morning

last week write the word “sun” with the movable

when the children are engaged with the materials

alphabet (wooden cut out letters) and then proclaim “this says sun!” Every time this has happened in

and with each other in such harmony and with so much happiness. Those periods of time always

with a very serious look on his face and said, “Leah, I have made a decision. It’s kind of crazy but I’m not scared. I’m strong enough now to face a king lion. Don’t worry about me, I’m a boss and tougher than a king lion and I know all about them. All I need to hear is a little bit of music and I will be ready. But first I need to find a king lion”.

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The Long Family “I have two boys here - 3 and 5. The teachers are loving and compassionate and are truly invested in making my boys better people. At South Coast Montessori, the methodology with the primary and toddler aged kids is very play-based, which I love. My boys are able to follow what interests them on that day - whether it be art, creative play, building a foundation for math skills, reading or socializing with their friends.”

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The welton Family “After sending Claire through the primary level and beyond, we were still blown away and cannot recommend this program strongly enough. Thanks to her Montessori background, she truly excels in reading, writing, and mathematics. Equally importantly, she has developed a strong sense of selfworth, focus and persistence in problem solving and a grace and courtesy when dealing with both other children and adults.”

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for the Mexican restaurant Corazón, which is currently in the Santa Barbara Public Market, will be coming to 214 State Street, the former site of Rebar Coffee, Entrada Market, American Ale 02, Tri-Tip Co., Yankee Noodle, and Union Ale. Rambo says that Captain Fatty’s craft brewery is moving in as well and will occupy the back of the space. SANDBAR REOPENS: Readers tell me that Sandbar at

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from reader Krista: “Hello John, I’m excited to announce the very first Santa Barbara Restaurant Week will take place on February 23 through March 4, 2018. Jordano’s, Pacific Beverage, and Mission Linen, all known for their restaurant services, will be supporting this event. Participating restaurants will offer prix fixe menus for $25, $35, and $45. It’s the perfect excuse to get out, [and]discover and enjoy all the creative, fresh, and fine cuisine in Santa Barbara! Our main goal is to sign up restaurants to participate in this event, and we would love your help!” Visit THE TULLY OPENS ON THE WESTSIDE: This just in from reader Adam: “Hey guys. The old Bo Henry’s on San Andres is now The Tully Bar. Great west side spot, cleaned up, and beautiful! Stop by and see owner Tanya Tully.” 7-ELEVEN UPDATE: The Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara says the company that owns the property at 700 State Street, formerly Panera Bread, Left At Albuquerque, and Ma Dolce Vita, confirmed it will turn part of the 5,700-square-foot building at 700 State Street into a 7-Eleven store and will look for other tenants to share the space. In Goleta, a 7-Eleven has opened at 5342 Hollister Avenue, the former home of Mama’s Bakery.

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performance for a generation. Sims himself epitomized the lifestyle: living in a treehouse that he and Barfoot built on Mountain Drive; swooping down tree-lined Montecito lanes on slender wooden skateboards, long-haired, barefoot, and bare-chested; or carving up the Tea Bowls, a concrete stormwater detention basin at the top of Cold Springs Road. His exploits are well documented in the nascent skating media of the time, projecting an image of virile youth, physical poetry and daring, and a frank sexiness that sold the Sims brand better than even the slick urethane wheels and precisely molded boards the company was known for. In elementary school, I cut the lawn for months to earn money to buy my first Sims dark wood Taperkick, and dreamed of Edie Robertson, a Sims team rider with sleek, long blonde hair and unimaginably smooth spins and nose rides on her board. I pasted Sims Pure Juice stickers on my lunchbox. Life was perfect in that red ellipse. Sims and Barfoot were also early pioneers of snowboarding — incongruous in




sunny Santa Barbara— Barbara but they brought the dream of surfing on snow with them from the East Coast. Sims had made his first snowboard in wood-shop class in New Jersey in 1963, and he continued experiment-ing, on Mount Pinos in Ventura County, until he had fiercely usable boards to bring back to the east to challenge the best there, including, notably, Jake Burton Carpenter, who was independently inventing snow-boarding in Vermont. Between the two of them, they made a new relationship between people and snow. In 1985, Sims changed the game irrevocably by introducing the highback binding. While Sims may have been the most glamorous figure, he was one of a small crowd of innovators working in S.B. at the time, including George Powell and Stacy Peralta, whose skateboard company PowellPeralta neighbored the Sims shop on Milpas Street; Al Merrick of Channel Islands Surfboards on lower State Street (whose young team rider, Tom Curren, whom I went to elementary school with, rode Merrick’s multi-fin short boards to three world championships, in 1985, ’86, and ’90); and George Greenough, the visionary photographer and technologist, who was building space-age, vacuum-molded, carbon-andaluminum honeycomb surf- and sail-craft in his parents’ Montecito garage — designs that remain ahead of the curve decades later. Santa Barbara wasn’t the only place this creative ferment was going on, but its concentrated intensity made it a unique incubator of the surf-skate revolution that has echoed across the world, from Ireland to Taiwan. And Tom Sims was perhaps the most the charismatic innovator at the heart of the scene. In the offing is a new documentary titled Pure Juice by Scott Clum —who met Sims in 1981 and became first a team rider and then design director of the company—and his collaborators, Eric Jeffcoat and Erich Lyttle. The filmmakers are looking for support and raising funds privately. Interested parties can contact Clum directly at 1avocadofilms@ — Wade Graham


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MURDER ON THE ORION EXPRESS “Clever and fun. Maybe witty. But Shakespeare it ain’t,” said Nate Streeper, librarian at the Braille Institute Santa Barbara and UCSB alumnus, about his recent novel, Murder on the Orion Express, the futuristic tale of Alan Blades, a deadbeat detective on a backwater planet, faced with the task of solving a murder. An avid reader and science-fiction enthusiast, Streeper is a go-getter, having self-published his novel, which he hopes will be just the first in a series of Alan Blades adventures. I met with Streeper last week to discuss his new book. So, why science fiction? For me, if it’s far enough in the future, then you don’t have to worry as much about accuracy, you can kind of make it up …. Then you don’t have to guide the reader all the way, step by step. Like the beauty of Star Wars is that it’s a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and that’s all you need, and then George Lucas has free reign to do whatever he wants …. I love Star Wars. What was your inspiration for the character Alan Blades? He is basically my Philip Marlowe on a backwater planet. I try to give the reader a familiar, almost clichéd character; it’s very intentional …. This book is not supposed to be taken too seriously; it’s rather tongue-in-cheek. Is Alan Blades at all based on you? His sense of humor is all me, because you can’t really punk a sense of humor. Did you feel the need to put a new spin on Alan because of the trope of the down-onhis-luck detective? Maybe not so much with regard to the character as with regard to the plot. The idea for the plot came to me much later than the character. I had originally written this character into a different book …. Then one day I was shelving books in the library, and I got to [Agatha] Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, and it occurred to me, “Wouldn’t it be cool if this happened on a spaceship instead of a train?” —Elena White

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laywright Arthur Miller, the great American author who launched a thousand term papers, wrote one play, A View from the Bridge, that takes his insight into the national character a giant step closer to its darkest places than any of his other works. In this play, which you can see now at UCSB in a breathtakingly kinetic new production, Miller takes a walk on the wild side, mixing unpredictable and forbidden sexuality with his wellestablished vision of a country sinking under the weight of its broken promises. Eddie Carbone (Jason Bowe) can’t help himself. It’s not just At UCSB’s Performing that he loves CathArts Theater, Fri., Nov. erine (Tadja Enos), 3. Shows through the young niece he Sun., Nov. 19. and his wife, Beatrice (Diane Fidalgo), took in when she was orphaned, too much and in the wrong way.


ate-night-show comedian Samantha Bee routinely hits you like a wet fish across the face. We’ve come to expect it. Her monologues on her show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee are outrageous, alarming, hilarious, and ridiculously informative. That Bee, however, was in little evidence last Thursday night at The Arlington Theatre. The comedian was interviewed onstage by writer and Santa Presented by UCSB’s Barbara Independent Arts & Lectures. columnist Starshine At The Arlington Theatre, Thu., Nov. 9. Roshell, and Bee’s remarks — smart, reflective, thoughtful, and unfailingly gracious — were more subdued than the fouralarm WTF fire drills we’ve come to expect. Roshell wondered why Bee, the only woman currently with her own late-night show, wasn’t selected to replace Jon Stewart when he stepped down from The Daily Show two years ago. “I don’t know,” she said. “Next question.” Who makes her laugh? “Sarah Silverman.” She praised her squad of writers,

highlighting how intensely researched her monologues are. When an episode on rape kits helped plug a loophole in Georgia law, Bee insisted the credit belonged to activists on the ground turning the soil long before she showed up to cover it. There was some grumbling in the packedto-capacity Arlington as Roshell explored Bee’s fitness regime and how she stayed so trim. Should feminists interviewing feminists talk about such things? Bee did not weigh in on that controversy, explaining she was in a spinning class that frequently left her in tears. After about an hour, Roshell gave over her mic to members of the audience. A young woman wondered where all the college-age people were, given that UCSB had sponsored the event? “I feel like I’m at a dinner party with my parents’ friends,” she said. Bee explained she always tries to engage with younger audiences, adding that more men, in fact, watched her show than women.“I didn’t really answer your question, did I?” she concluded. It didn’t really matter. —Nick Welsh


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anta Barbara City College begins the holiday season with the Theatre Arts Department’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play, directed by Katie Laris. A merry manifestation of Christmas Americana, the play takes place in a 1946 RKO studio, where a company of actors prep for their Christmas Eve radio broadcast of an adaptation of Frank Capra’s film. The story follows discouraged businessman George Bailey’s (Gabriel UribeAt SBCC’s Jurkowitz Theatre, Sun., Nov. 12. Eccles) struggle to Shows through Nov. 18. keep the Building and Loan, the only community institution offering a banking alternative to Mr. Potter’s (Nicholis Sheley) monopoly, financially viable. When a large deposit goes missing, threatening to close the business and land George in prison, George contemplates suicide, prompting an interven& ENTERTAINMENT tion from his guardian-angel-in-training,


Clarence (Ryan Ostendorf), who shows him what life would be like had he never been born. The story is compelling while maintaining the film’s festive sentimentality, and the stylish, vintage context of the piece tempers the melodrama of Capra’s film with the lively frolic of actors enjoying a festive gig, complete with sponsored commercials for various types of soap. The delightfully bossy stage manager (Aurora Gooch) runs through her business with the actors, who share their own casual, sociable mini-vignettes; and the structure of the show gives these student performers a chance to play with voice acting and creating sound effects onstage in the tradition of radio’s foley artists. While the production isn’t perfect — there’s some inconsistency in the meta-levels of the show (e.g., why was the stage manager part of the commercial kick line?) — the actors give appealing performances, and It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play successfully embodies the celebratory nature of the holidays. —Maggie Yates




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f you like jam bands such as Widespread Panic, Phish, String Cheese Incident, and Dead and Co., to name a few, chances are you’re a fan of Tedeschi Trucks Band, too. The 12-piece ensemble descended on The Arlington Theatre last Tuesday night, featuring guitar wizard Derek Trucks and heir At The Arlington apparent to Bonnie Theatre, Tue., Raitt, Susan TedesNov. 7. chi (guitar, vocals). I was expecting a jam-filled night with the Allman Brothers Band (ABB) torch burning bright (Trucks was a member of the group and is nephew to ABB drummer Butch Trucks), and while they did deliver big on that note a few times, overall the show never really hit a consistent vibe. Part of that may have been due to the live mix that seemed blown out at times, drowning out the three backup singers and horn section. However, if you came to the show to hear Derek Trucks, he did not disappoint. On “Rise Up,” he practically tore the frets from his guitar with heat-searing licks reminiscent of ABB founder Duane Allman. The band fared better sonically when the setup was sparser. It was a joy to be able to hear Tedeschi and Trucks trade riffs on their hornless version of



“Get What You Deserve,” and the less-is-more approach also worked well for a swooning rendition of Jerry Garcia’s “Sugaree.” The high point of the night was “Angel from Montgomery,” the John Prine tune sung beautifully by Tedeschi, whose vocals both cradled and rocked listeners. The sound mix got better as the band worked down the set list, but it felt like they should have played either in a smaller, clubtype setting or in a larger venue to let the sound breathe. Regardless, to see arguably one of the greatest guitar players on the planet with a singer who can make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up will keep me coming back for more. —Larry Perel

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ome great musicians have the ability to play difficult music and make it seem easy. Leila Josefowicz is not one of those, but what she does may be even more interesting and important: She plays difficult music and makes it seem real. By “real,” I mean that every extended technique, Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. every glorious mulAt the Music tiple stop or shiverAcademy’s Hahn inducing run of 16th Hall, Wed., Nov. 8. notes feels necessary, rooted in the logic of the composition rather than spun out of the musician’s desire for attention. In her program at Hahn Hall on November 8, Josefowicz teamed with John Novacek on a faultless and daring program that ranged all the way from the lush late romanticism of the Adagietto from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 to the icicle stabs of Sergei Prokofiev’s tragic Violin Sonata No. 1. For aficionados of late 20th-century compositions, this recital was a particular feast, as the second half featured works by Kaija Saariaho (“Calices”) and Bernd Alois Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s violin sonata,

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with its startling, off-kilter rhythms, some of them derived from the rumba, made for a thrilling finale, although Josefowicz chose to soften its impact with a darling encore of Charlie Chaplin’s pop standard “Smile.” —CD

JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET or the first installment of its Masterseries at the Lobero, CAMA presented the Juilliard String Quartet, the members of which delivered an exquisite performance last Saturday, featuring the renowned foursome’s first female member, cellist Astrid Schween. Presented by CAMA. At the Beginning with Franz Lobero Theatre, Joseph Haydn’s Quartet in Sat., Nov. 11. D Major, No. 5, the group handled the hyperactive movement’s trills and intricate gestures with impeccable attention. Also noteworthy was the fiery passion of violinist Joseph Lin’s playing style, which was almost an entity of its own. The focal point of the evening was an unparalleled rendition of Bartók’s chilling

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Quartet No. 5. Formidable in scale and theme, the piece requires unusual bowing techniques and fragmented melodies that tell a grotesque narrative. Each one of the piece’s five unique movements carries qualities of its predecessor, and the concept of a cycle is present from the beginning. Although each section represents a dark aspect of human emotion, it was refreshing to see each player smile throughout the piece and offer one another reassuring eye contact despite the somber nature of the music. Finishing with Dvořák’s Quartet No. 11 in C Major, the group approached each movement with delicacy, particularly Schween, whose gentle physicality complemented the piece’s inherent grace. —Gabriel Tanguay

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om Strelich’s new novel, Dog Logic, is a continuation of the story of Hertell Daggett, your friendly neighborhood pet-cemetery caretaker, whose memory of much of the his-tory of all space and time—due due to an accidental head injury — provides charmingly dark comedy to the play version of the same name where Hertell’s story began. The novel follows Hertell’s discovery of an underground civilization, put in place by the Kennedy administration before the end of the Cold War as an escape for what was supposed to be the nuclear-induced end of the world. The people of the civilization, called the Generations, have lived in tunnels under the earth since the ’60s and have all the trappings to go with that period: cat-eye glasses, age-related hierarchies, and ardent Christian beliefs.

It all makes for some pretty quirky, funny material, but Strelich tends to meander on long swaths of side stories, which add some comedy but nonetheless unravel the plot so that we’ve forgotten what was happening by the time the main thread finally resurfaces. Though the writing is vivid and detailed, the frequent flits between location and character would lend themselves more easily to film, which can actually deliver the type of punchy and comedic quick changes in scenery that Strelich seems to be going for. All the same, Dog Logic is juicy with a Wes Anderson–like use of unusual locations (what other novel have you read that is set in the foothills of Bakersfield?) and approach to lackadaisical violence, which, combined with the new-civilization-from-the-’60s thing, render the book charmingly podunk and surprisingly worthwhile. —Elena White

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n this age of television true-crime showmanship, with NCIS franchises gone wild and a post–Breaking Bad atmosphere of drugs, guns, and sociopathy infecting our home entertainment units, it takes a special twist to capture a share of the audience on the crowded tubescape. What sets director David Fincher’s (Fight Club) morbidly hypnotic new series, Mindhunter, apart from the other small-screen fare is the unusual angle — and trajectories — it takes in exploring the psychology and behavioral science aspects of crime fighting. The year is 1977, and protagonist FBI man Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) is the ambitious trailblazer in the new field of criminal investigation, the Behavioral Science Unit, which was founded in 1972. He is joined by his older, wiser, more by-the-book partner Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), whose Jack “Dragnet” Webb–like curtness and crew cut cleverly set up the joke dialogue line, “No more ‘Just the facts, ma’am.’ That’s television.” In the wings is Harvard-based psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), who helps interpret the duo’s findings as they interview subjects — such as motherdecapitator and sexual deviant Ed Kemper and studentnurse killer Richard Speck — at the extreme end of the criminal spectrum. What makes them tick and resort to their grisly deeds, and what can be learned from their psychological profiles? These are the questions Ford and Tench pose and explore as they use the tricks and tactics of their infamous subjects (e.g., speak their sordid language) to gain the latter’s confidence. Where other crime shows lavish with details and scenes of the atrocities in question and play cliff-hanger games as viewers follow the investigations, Mindhunter goes deeper, probing the murderous mind. It’s not a pretty place, but it can be compelling to visit. Of course, part of the series’s appeal has to do with feeding people’s at least somewhat perverse fascination with mass murderers or “serial killers”— a phrase that actually came out of the real-life FBI project on which this series is based, and specifically the book Mindhunter: Inside the

QU’EST-CE QUE C’EST? Holt McCallany (left) and Jonathan Groff star as two FBI agents probing the psyche of psycho killers in David Fincher’s new Netflix series.

FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, written by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Though the creep factor is high, Mindhunter may be less personally haunting than it could be because of the period-piece aspect and the thankful rarity of its demonic evildoers. Demonic, yes, but also weirdly magnetic: Kemper (Cameron Britton), who becomes the first and deepest relationship in Ford’s project, is a tall, oddly charismatic, and coolly articulate figure (and part of the inspiration for the author Thomas Harris’s character Buffalo Bill in his novel The Silence of the Lambs), while Speck (Jack Erdie), who went on a rapemurder spree targeting student nurses, is a brusquer character who spews a volley of obscenities, projecting his self-protective machismo and reasoning that “You know why those [“c”-word] died? It was not their night.” In episode 10, the finale of season one, narrative arcs cohere in a satisfying way, but also an open-ended one. In one great finalizing scene, effectively coated with the mysterious and majestic strains of Led Zeppelin’s classic “In the Light,” Ford and Kemper are reunited in a prison hospital room, where Kemper is recovering from a suicide attempt and his interrogator/“friend” deigns to pay a visit. This time around, the subject/prey of Ford’s analytical project turns the tables, skillfully getting under the FBI agent’s skin, which is already sensitized by a breakup with his girlfriend and a general soul reboot in the brewing. Stay tuned for more on that subplot in season two. — Josef Woodard

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In Robin Campillo’s unique film about an AIDS activist group in France during the ’90s, winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, the title tells the story on more than one level: BPM (Beats Per Minute) relates to the vulnerable heartbeats of the AIDS-afflicted activists who fight against injustices — in government organizations, a pharmaceutical company, a condom-unfriendly high school — and for their lives, as well as the beats-per-minute equation of their escapist nights in the nightclub. In the long first stage of the film, the frenetic chatter, noise, and kinetic energy — captured in naturalistic, vérité-style filmmaking — yields to quieter, more poignant passages, dealing with a developing relationship between two “poz” men in the group and the life-robbing ravages of disease. If overly longish and sometimes rambling, BPM conveys a historical slice of life in the AIDS struggle with a strong, supple cinematic voice. (JW)



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a&e | FILM & TV CONT’D FROM P. 53 Roman J. Israel, Esq. (129 mins., PG-13) Denzel Washington plays attorney Roman J. Israel in this legal drama directed by Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler). When his partner in the firm has a heart attack, Israel takes over, only to discover that much of the benevolent work they’ve been doing actually goes against his morals. An existential crisis ensues. Also stars Colin Farrell.


The Star (86 min., PG) This animated, faith-based feature tells the story of Bo the Donkey and his furry and feathered friends who play an integral part in the Nativity story of the first Christmas. Stars the voice talents of Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Tracy Morgan, and Tyler Perry, among others. Fairview/Fiesta 5 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (115 mins., R) Celebrated playwright, screenwriter, and director Martin McDonagh’s latest film is a black comedy starring Frances McDormand, about a mother who takes her own action when the police don’t find her daughter’s murderer. Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage also star. The Hitchcock (Opens Tue., Nov. 21)

Wonder (113 min., PG) Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay star in this dramedy about a young boy born with a facial deformity who struggles to fit in at his new school as he tries to impart to the other students that he is just an ordinary kid. Camino Real/Fiesta 5

NOW SHOWING A Bad Moms Christmas (104 min., R) Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn reprise their roles in this Bad Moms sequel, which sees the trio overburdened with holiday planning and their own high-maintenance moms. Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski, and Cheryl Hines also star. Fairview/Fiesta 5

Daddy’s Home 2 (100 min., PG-13) Now living harmoniously as the stepfather and father to kids Megan and Owen, Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) and Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) have a new hurdle to overcome this holiday— the arrival of their own dads, Kurt Mayron (Mel Gibson) and Jonah Whitaker (John Lithgow). Hilarity and mayhem ensue. Camino Real/Fiesta 5

O The Florida Project

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Directed by up-and-comer Sean Baker, this film is both a vibrant celebration of childhood and a starkly honest look at American poverty. The film has that classic indie-film feel, with music only punctuating the opening credits and the

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri very last minute. However, the story is not lacking in drama or acting chops: As Moonee, a precocious 6-year-old living with her deadbeat mom in a long-termstay motel in Florida, young Brooklynn Prince carries the film with her ragtag self-assuredness and impressively effortless screen presence, and works wonderfully with cult-favorite Willem Dafoe. With stunning cinematography, fabulous performances, and harshly painful realities, The Florida Project probably won’t brighten up your day, but it is absolutely worth the watch. (EW) The Hitchcock Let There Be Light (101 mins., PG-13) Kevin Sorbo (Hercules of TV’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) stars in this faith-based film about a man who converts to Christianity after nearly dying in a car crash. The Hitchcock

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Written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, Loving Vincent is an artistic masterpiece. The film brags big names like Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd, and Douglas Booth, but its real glory is that it is the first-ever fully painted animated film. Through the combined works of more than 100 artists, the mystery of Vincent van Gogh’s death is brought to life in his own distinct painting style, full of broad strokes and vivid colors. The only letdown is that the plot and the screenwriting don’t seem to meet the caliber of the art itself. But who cares if the plot is a bit boring when what’s on the screen is a feast for the eyes? (EW) The Hitchcock

➤ O Murder on the Orient Express (114 min., PG-13)

It’s 1934, and the London-bound Orient Express out of Istanbul comes to a huffing, puffing halt as it hits a snowbank in the Balkans. Aboard the train is Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot (played by Kenneth Branagh and an uncredited mustache), internationally renowned for his Sherlock Holmes– like deductive prowess. “I can only see the world as it should be,” Poirot explains of his drive to detect, and when it doesn’t look right, “the imperfections stand out like a nose on a face.” As it happens, something is very wrong in the train’s luxe sleeper coach: A man whose face Poirot “[doesn’t] like” turns

up dead. Taking the locked-room mystery trope to its literally cliff-hanging height, the film proceeds like a game of Clue. Poirot stumbles on an intrigue of international scope. In the novel, Christie based this plot on real-life events of the interwar years, and this film version strives for the heft of historical meaning and the melodramatic nostalgia of an old world fated for oblivion. It’s a picture of western Europe in transition, bearing the scars of loss, groaning under its shifting borders, looking to the “near East” for definition, and facing questions of morality that, we know in retrospect, will have to be decided within a decade of the film’s setting with none of the ambiguity that Poirot can afford here. But Murder on the Orient Express’s main success is at offering a fun puzzle that won’t disappoint Christie fans. The ensemble cast includes Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Leslie Odom Jr., and Daisy Ridley. (AT) Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

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The above films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, November 17, through TUESDAY, November 21. Our critics’ reviews are followed by initials: TH (Tyler Hayden), 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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a&e | ROB BREZSNY’S FREE WILL ASTROLOGY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 16 ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): “Many people go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after,” observed Henry David Thoreau. The spirit of Thoreau’s observation is true about every one of us to some extent. From time to time, we all try to satisfy our desires in the wrong location, with the wrong tools, and with the wrong people. But I’m happy to announce that his epigram is less true for you now than it ever has been. In the coming months, you will have an unusually good chance to know exactly what you want, be in the right place at the right time to get it, and still want it after you get it. And it all starts now.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): I predict that during the next 10 months, you will generate personal power and good fortune as you ripen your skills at creating interesting forms of intimacy. Get started! Here are some tips to keep in mind: (1) All relationships have problems. Every single one, no exceptions! So you should cultivate relationships that bring you useful and educational problems. (2) Be very clear about the qualities you do and don’t want at the core of your most important alliances. (3) Were there past events that still obstruct you from weaving the kind of togetherness that’s really good for you? Use your imagination to put those events behind you forever.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may be entertaining an internal dialogue that sounds something like this: “I need a clear yes or a definitive no … a tender revelation or a radical revolution … a lesson in love or a cleansing sex marathon — but I’m not sure which! Should I descend or ascend? Plunge deeper down, all the way to the bottom? Or zip higher up, in a heedless flight into the wide-open spaces? Would I be happier in the poignant embrace of an intense commitment or in the wild frontier where none of the old rules can follow me? I can’t decide! I don’t know which part of my mind I should trust!” If you do hear those thoughts in your brain, Gemini, here’s my advice: There’s no rush to decide. What’s healthiest for your soul is to bask in the uncertainty for a while.



(June 21-July 22): According to storyteller Michael Meade, ancient Celtic culture believed that “a person was born through three forces: the coming together of the mother and father, an ancestral spirit’s wish to be reborn, and the involvement of a god or goddess.” Even if you don’t think that’s literally true, the coming weeks will be a favorable time to have fun fantasizing it is. That’s because you’re in a phase when contemplating your origins can invigorate your spiritual health and attract good fortune into your life. So start with the Celtic theory, and go on from there. Which of your ancestors may have sought to live again through you? Which deity might have had a vested interest in you being born? What did you come to this earth to accomplish? Which of your innate potentials have you yet to fully develop, and what can you do to further develop them?

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The next 10 months will be an ideal time to revise and revamp your approach to education. To take maximum advantage of the potentials, create a master plan to get the training and knowledge you’ll need to thrive for years to come. At first, it may be a challenge to acknowledge that you have a lot more to learn. The comfort-loving part of your nature may be resistant to contemplating the hard work it will require to expand your worldview and enhance your skills. But once you get started, you’ll quickly find the process becoming easier and more pleasurable.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I predict that starting today and during the next 10 months, you will learn more about treating yourself kindly and making yourself happy than you have in years. You will mostly steer clear of the mindset that regards life as a numbing struggle for mere survival. You will regularly dream up creative ideas about how to have more fun while attending to the mundane tasks in your daily rhythm. Here’s the question I hope you will ask yourself every morning for the next 299 days: “How can I love myself with devotion and ingenuity?”

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): This may be the most miscellaneous horoscope I’ve ever created for you. That’s apropos, given the fact that you’re a multifaceted, quick-change artist these days. Here’s your sweet mess of oracles: (1) If the triumph you seek isn’t humbling, it’s not the right triumph. (2) You may have an odd impulse to reclaim or recoup something that you have not in fact lost. (3) Before transmutation is possible, you must pay a debt. (4) Don’t be held captive by your beliefs. (5) If you’re given a choice between profane and sacred love, choose sacred.

given a “free throw.” While standing 15 feet away, she takes a leisurely shot at the basket without having to deal with any defenders. Studies show that a player is most likely to succeed at this task if she shoots the ball underhanded. Yet virtually no professionals ever do this. Why? Because it doesn’t look cool. Everyone opts to shoot free throws overhand, even though it’s not as effective a technique. Weird! Let’s invoke this as a metaphor for your life in the coming weeks, Capricorn. In my astrological opinion, you’ll be more likely to accomplish good and useful things if you’re willing to look uncool.



(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” —Charles H. Duell, director of the U.S. Patent Office, 1899. “Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” —Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895. “All the music that can be written has already been written. We’re just repeating the past.” —19th-century composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. “Video won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a box every night.” —filmmaker Darryl F. Zanuck, commenting on television in 1946. I hope I’ve provided enough evidence to convince you to be faithful to your innovative ideas, Scorpio. Don’t let skeptics or conventional thinkers waylay you.

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In 1991, Aquarius rock star Axl Rose recorded the song “November Rain” with his band Guns N’ Roses. It had taken him eight years to compose it. Before it was finally ready for prime time, he had to whittle it down from an 18-minute-long epic to a more succinct nine-minute ballad. I see the coming weeks as a time when you should strive to complete work on your personal equivalent of Axl’s opus.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Thomas Edison was a prolific inventor whose work led to the creation of electric lights, recorded music, movies, and much more. When he was 49 years old, he met Henry Ford, a younger innovator who was at the beginning of his illustrious career. Ford told Edison about his hopes to develop and manufacture low-cost automobiles, and the older man responded with an emphatic endorsement. Ford later said this was the first time anyone had given him any encouragement. Edison’s approval “was worth worlds” to him. I predict, Pisces, that you will receive comparable inspiration from a mentor, guide, or teacher in the next nine months. Be on the lookout for that person.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Of all the signs in the zodiac, you Sagittarians are most likely to buy a lottery ticket that has the winning numbers. But you’re also more likely than everyone else to throw the ticket in a drawer and forget about it, or else leave it in your jeans when you do the laundry, rendering the ticket unreadable. Please don’t be like that in the coming weeks. Make sure you do what’s necessary to fully cash in on the good fortune that life will be making available.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In the game of basketball, if a player is fouled by a member of the opposing team, she is Homework: Is there a belief you know you should live without, but don’t yet have the courage to leave behind?

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duties and achieve planned goals for a complex program. Ability to work under tight and shifting deadlines. Ability to effectively solve problems and demonstrate sound reasoning and judgment. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within the division of Institutional Advancement, the Development Office and with the broader campus community. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or campus‑wide events. $21.85‑$23.39/ 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 11/22/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170543



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BREN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT Oversees daily financial operations of the Bren School. Provides financial information and responds to request for goods and services from Bren faculty, staff and students. Directs department staff and guides faculty on personnel and purchasing matters. Responsible for contract and grant administration. Prepares various expense and revenue reports for analysis. Maintains financial and operations databases and generates new systems as required and/ or to improve record keeping and efficiency. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Budget experience and extensive knowledge of university policies and procedures in accounting, purchasing, travel and entertainment. Supervisory experience, including knowledge of collective bargaining agreements and employment and payroll in a university setting. Excellent arithmetical and analytical skills, attention to detail, critical thinking and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment across organizational units and at

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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.


of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Douglas M. Black 33 West Mission St., Suite 206. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 962‑2022. Published Nov 2, 9, 16 2017.

fiCtitious Business name statement FicTiTiOuS BuSineSS name STaTemenT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OO ah alchemy at 7859 Rio Vista Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Lauren Jean Crow 2454 Matilija Canyon Rd. Ojai, CA 93023 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: lauren J. crow 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: 2017‑0002732. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017. FicTiTiOuS BuSineSS name STaTemenT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Zen rOck STacker at 340 Rutherford Apt 29 Goleta, CA 93117; Joseph Allen Krzywonski (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 16, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0002864. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INNER STRENGTH CHIROPRACTIC at 225 East Carrill St. #305 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jacob Martin Stuebs 34 Los Patos Way #4 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 Oct 16, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0002866. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NEUROFIELD NEUROTHERAPY, INC. at 1836 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gamma Jam Brainworks, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Cororation Signed: Tiffany Thompson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 17, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0002886. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: TOWER CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE at 4080 La Barbara Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Resource Connect, 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 17, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0002880. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA OFFICE INTERIORS LLC at 5390 Overpass Rd #4 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Santa Barbara Office Inteiors 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 Oct 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: 2017‑0002904. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OPHORA 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 Oct 16, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002869. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017.



F IC T I T I O U S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CALIFORNIA DREAMING PHOTOGRAPHY at 818 Nth Salispuedes Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Teddy E. Kelley (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2017‑0002906. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017. F IC T I T I O U S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SB BOOKING at 1007 Santa Barbara St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Adam Biederman 407 Los Robles Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Derek Martinez 1007 Santa Barbara St 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 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: 2017‑0002902. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017. F IC T I T I O U S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: POOCHPOD at 622 W. Pedregosa St Unit D Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Hovsepian, Ric (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2017‑0002901. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017. F IC T I T I O U S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MYRICK CONSTRUCTION at 84 Mallard Ave. Goleta, CA 93117; James Myrick Rowel (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2017‑0002914. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017. F IC T I T I O U S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SLOSS PARTNERS III, GP at 4675 Via Huerto Santa Barbara, CA 93110; James McLean Sloss (same address) Radha Rajagopal Sloss (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: James M. Sloss 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0002833. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BAMBI LASH BOUTIQUE at 28 E. Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Nicole Louise Elias 160 Evans Ave. #23 Summerland, CA 93067 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Nicole Elias 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: 2017‑0002851. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALESSARO DESIGNS, INC. at 3250 Old Calzada Ave Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Alessaro Designs, Inc. 1150 A Coast Village Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 17, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0002879. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: IVY AESTHETICS at 817 De La Vina Apt B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Brittney Meyer (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Brittney Meyer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2017‑0002922. Published: Oct 26. Nov 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROUNDIN’ THIRD SPORTS BAR at 7398 Calle Real Ste G Goleta, CA 93117; Amanda Gail Johnston 660 San Marino Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2017‑0002961. Published: Nov 2, 9, 16, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TERRA WELLNESS at 924 Anacapa St. Suite B2 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Terra Gold 1187 Coast Village Rd. Suite 451 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 Oct 10, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0002815. Published: Nov 2, 9, 16, 22 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE FEEL GOOD at 734 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Penelope Hospitality 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 Oct 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: 2017‑0002987. Published: Nov 2, 9, 16, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STEALTH MODE at 101 S. Salinas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Chris Trenschel (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2017‑0002973. Published: Nov 2, 9, 16, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE RESEARCH at 515 E. Micheltorena St., Ste G Santa Barbara, CA 93103; IRR, 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 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: 2017‑0002969. Published: Nov 2, 9, 16, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VZ EVENTS at 230 West Figueroa #10 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Veronica Zasueta (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: 2017‑0002755. Published: Nov 2, 9, 16, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRUEWEST FITNESS at 5865 Gaviota Street Goleta, CA 93117; Sarah West 5540 Cathedral Oaks Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Christina Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0002975. Published: Nov 2, 9, 16, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 Property Management at 2576 Lillie Ave Summerland, CA 93067; Justin Cochrane (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 30, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002999. Published: Nov 2, 9, 16, 22 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WELL‑ ROUNDED COMMUNICATIONS at 101 S. Salinas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Tamara Murray (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2017‑0002974. Published: Nov 2, 9, 16, 22 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WORK TRUX at 2716 Cuesta Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Work Trux Industries, 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 Nov 07, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0003088. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WHILE YOUR AWAY at 1972 Las Canoas Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jane Woodhead (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Tara Jayasinge. FBN Number: 2017‑0002963. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STUDIO KALOS INTERIOR DESIGN at 2150 E Valley Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Whitney Duncan (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Whitney Duncan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 01, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinge. FBN Number: 2017‑0003024. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OLE TUTORING at 1539 Jay St Carpinteria, CA 93013; Daniel Patterson; Leanne Patterson (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 01, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0003025. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SOCIAL SENSEI at 649 Tabor Lane Montecito CA, 93108; Derren George Ohanian (same address) Devin Dean Ohanian (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 01, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0003026. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017.

F IC T I T I O U S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE SECRET BRICK at 5038 La Ramada Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Bijoux Events 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 Oct 31, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003012. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. F IC T I T I O U S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: 805 STREET BITES at 152 Aero Camino Unit G Goleta, CA 93117; George S. Marinos 588 Pintura Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Nikolas D. Marinos (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: George Marinos This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003009. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. F IC T I T I O U S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COFFEE AND PIE CAMPAIGNS at 1829 Mountain Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Robert Lee (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Robert Lee This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0002957. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. F IC T I T I O U S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLOUD NINE TREATMENTS at 1129 State Street Suite 30 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Crystal Lomeli 733 E Anapamu Street #4 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Crystal Lomeli This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0003042. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. F IC T I T I O U S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: 805 OFFICE COFFEE COMPANY at 1618 Chino Street #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 805 Office Coffee 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 Nov 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: 2017‑0003049. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CREATE & BUILD SERVICES at 606 Alamo Pintado Rd Ste 3‑189 Solvang, CA 93463; Create Build Distribute Services 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 Nov 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2017‑0003056. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CONTAINER TECHNOLOGY, INC at 375 Pine Avenue #6 Goleta, CA 93117; Intermediate Bulk Containers, Inc 8550 W Charleston Blvd Suite 102‑134 Las Vegas, NV 89117 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0003007. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOME CONCEPTS MAGAZINE at 405 South B St. #3 Oxnard, CA 93030; Sonik, Inc 1378 Camino Rio Verde Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Meredith Mock 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: 2017‑0002816. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ELITE CLEANING SERVICES at 6662 Picasso Road Apt G Goleta, CA 93117; Arturo Alonso Valadez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 06, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0003077. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLUSH LUXURY WAXING at 28 E Canon Perdido St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Brittanie Hancock PO Box 818 Summerland, CA 93067 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2017‑0002850. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEA FURNISHINGS at 511 E Gutierrez St #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Joanna Beatrice Shultz 325 W Pedregosa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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: 2017‑0003101. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROCO, SANTA BARBARA COFFEE ROASTERS, SANTA BARBARA COFFEE & TEA COMPANY, SANTA BARBARA COFFEE ROASTING COMPANY, SANTA BARBARA COFFEE COMPANY, SANTA BARBARA ROASTING COMPANY at 321 Motor Way Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Coffee & Tea Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 3, 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: 2017‑0003053. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AVELINA CELLARS BEAUTIFUL BEVERAGE LOST POINT WINERY, AVELINA WINE COMPANY LOST POINT CELLARS, AVELINA WINERY LOST POINT WINE COMPANY at 329 Motor Way Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Beautiful Beverage 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 Nov 3, 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: 2017‑0003055. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA FLORAL ARTISTRY at 315 W. Mission St Suite C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ruben Casillas (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ruben Casillas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2017‑0002945. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: IRENE SWIM at 6585 El Colegio Rd Ste 118 Goleta, CA 93117; Antoinette Callahan‑Brandt 283 Bonefish Ct. Aptos, CA 95003 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Antoinette Callahan‑Brandt This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2017‑0003091. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: R.K.M. BOOKS at 659 Mayrum St. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Richard Kent Moser (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Richard K. Moser This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 09, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003133. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: THE BREAD SHOP at 473 Atterdag Rd Solvang, CA 93463; Loraida, LLC 12542 The Vista Los Angeles, CA 90049 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Deborah Sanchez. FBN Number: 2017‑0003057. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHAYE T ALEXANDER at 10 North Soledad Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Alexander Chaye Tione (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Company Signed: Alexander Chaye Tione This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0003144. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PARTY POP at 3895 Sterrett Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Sarah R. Boggs 2840 Verde Vista Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jenna M. Coito 3895 Sterrett Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by an Joint Venture Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0003065. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: GET WIRED CABLE COMPANY at 204 North 6th St Lompoc, CA 93436; Damien A Honafius (same address) Jenny J Honafius (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Damien Honafius This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Deborah Sanchez. FBN Number: 2017‑0002924. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NEW HORIZON SOLAR & ELECTRIC at 255 Ellwood Beach Dr Apt 3 Goleta, CA93117; Damien A Honafius (same address) Paul Ronald Fick (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Damien Honafius This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 01, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Deborah Sanchez. FBN Number: 2017‑0003034. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF GLORIA R. WELTZ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV04629 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: GLORIA R. WELTZ TO: GLORIA R. CUSHMAN 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 Jan 10, 2018 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 Oct 20, 2017. by Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; Teri Chavez, Deputy Clerk; Paul Maxwell Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 2, 9, 16, 22 2017.

Public Notices SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF VENTURA. NOTICE OF HEARING BY PUBLICATION WELFARE & INSTITUTIONS CODE §366.26 J 068920 HEARING DATE: 01/18/2018 TIME: 08:30 am COURTROOM: J1 In the matter of the Petition of the County of Ventura Human Services Agency regarding freedom from parental custody and control on behalf of Samuel Isaac Buenaventura, a child. To: Leanna Cano, Juan M. Buenaventura, and to all persons claiming to be the parents of the above‑named person who is described as follows: name Samuel Isaac Buenaventura, Date of Birth: 01/09/2003, Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, CA, Father’s name: Juan M. Buenaventura, Mother’s name: Leanna Cano. Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 366.26, a hearing has been scheduled for your child. You are hereby notified that you may appear on 01/18/2018, at 8:30 a.m., or as soon as counsel can be heard in Courtroom J1

of this Court at Juvenile Justice Center 4353 Vineyard Ave. Oxnard, CA 93036. YOU ARE FURTHER ADVISED as follows: At the hearing the Court must choose and implement one of the following permanent plans for the child: adoption, guardianship, or long term foster care. Parental rights may be terminated at this hearing. On 01/18/2018, the Human Services Agency will recommend termination of parental rights. The child may be ordered placed in long term foster care, subject to the regular review of the Juvenile Court; or, a legal guardian may be appointed for the child and letters of guardianship be issued; or, adoption may be identified as the permanent placement goal and the Court may order that efforts be made to locate an appropriate adoptive family for the child for a period not to exceed 180 days and set the matter for further review; or, parental rights may be terminated. You are entitled to be present at the hearing with your attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, you are entitled to have the Court appoint counsel for you. A thirty‑day continuance may be granted if necessary for counsel to prepare the case. At all termination proceedings, the Court shall consider the wishes of the child and shall act in the best interest of the child. Any order of the Court permanently terminating parental rights under this section shall be conclusive and binding upon the minor person, upon the parent or parents, and upon all other persons who have been served with citation by publication or otherwise. After making such an order, the Court shall have no power to set aside, change, or modify it, but this shall not be construed to limit the rights to appeal the order. If the Court, by order or judgment, declares the child free from the custody and control of both parents, or one parent if the other no longer has custody and control, the Court shall, at the same time, order the child referred to the licensed County adoption agency for adoptive placement by that agency. The rights and procedures described above are set forth in detail in the California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 366.26. You are referred to that section for further particulars. Michael J. Planet, Executive Officer and Clerk, County of Ventura, State of California. Dated: 10/13/2017 by: Tiffany Curtis Deputy Clerk, Children and Family Services Social Worker. 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16/17 CNS‑3062199# S AN TA B AR B ARA INDEPENDENT

Statement of Damages C O MPLAIN T‑ P e r so n a l Injury, Property Damage, Wrongful Death, Motor Vehicle, Property Damage, Personal Injury Glen Mowrer III, (805)‑448‑9795 PO Box 80041, Goleta, CA 93118 ATTORNEY FOR (NAME): pro per Superior Court of California SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA: STREET ADDRESS: 1100 Anacapa Street Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer 3/07/2016 By: Sarah Sisto, Deputy 1. PLAINTIFF: GLEN MOWRER III DEFENDANT: AHMAD NASIR NIAZI COMPLAINT CASE NUMBER: 16CV00941 Jurisdiction; Action is an unlimited civil case (exceeds $25,000 Plaintiff: Glen Mowrer III alleges causes of action against defendant

Ahmad Nasir Niazi. 5. Each defendant named above is a natural person except defendant Doe 2 a business organization, form unknown, except defendant Doe 3 a business organization, form unknown. 6. The true names of defendants sued as Does are unknown to plaintiff. Doe defendants (specify Doe numbers): Doe 1 through Doe 10 were the agents or employees of other named defendants and acted within the scope of that agency or employment. Doe defendants (specify Doe numbers): Doe 4 through Doe 10 are persons whose capacities are unknown to plaintiff. 8. This court is the proper court because injury to person or damage to personal property occurred in its jurisdictional area. 10. The following causes of action are attached and the statements above apply to each (each complaint must have one or more causes of action attached): b. General Negligence 11. Plaintiff has suffered a. wage loss b. loss of use of property c. hospital and medical expenses d. general damage e. property damage f. loss of earning capacity 14. Plaintiff prays for judgment for costs of suit; for such relief as is fair, just and equitable; and for; (1) compensatory damages, (1) according to proof. Glen Mowrer III Dated: 03‑07‑16 Published Nov 09, 16, 22, 30 2017.

Summons SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): HAR T F O R D F IRE INSURANCE COMPANY CARROLL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., a California corporation, and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www.­gov/selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.­g ov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales

papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.­ courtinfo., en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.­l, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. c o u r t i n f o . c a .­g o v / s e l f h e l p / espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:16CV03102 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, ANACAPA DIVISION 1100 Anacapa, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Jared M. Katz, SBN 173388; 112 East Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mullen & Henzell L.L.P. (805) 966‑1501 (El nombre, la direccion, y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante que no tiene abogado es): The name and address of the court is: Santa Barbara Superior Court (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. DATE: July 19, 2016. Darrel E. Parker, EXECUTIVE OFFICER By Narzralli Baksh, Deputy ( Delegado) Published Nov 2, 9, 16, 22 2017. SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): AHMAD NASIR NIAZI and Does 1 to 10 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) G LEN MOWRER III NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court

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forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www.­gov/selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.­g ov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.­ courtinfo., en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.­l, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. c o u r t i n f o . c a .­g o v / s e l f h e l p / espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:16CV00941 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT, 1100 Anacapa, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Glen Mowrer III (pro per), PO Box 80041 Goleta, CA 93118 c/o (805) 448‑9795, (El nombre, la direccion, y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante que no tiene abogado es): The name and address of the court is: Santa Barbara Superior Court (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. DATE: Mar 07, 2016. Darrel E. Parker, EXECUTIVE OFFICER By Sarah Sisto, Deputy ( Delegado) Published Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017.



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