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First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara Sharon Granoff Greenfaith Dan Higgins Judy Hogan Kristin and Richard Hogue David Jackson Bonnie and Dick Jensen Joy Kelly and Sandy Campbell/Chapala Gardens* The Lark* Dan'l Lewin Patricia and John MacFarlane Sarah and Patrick Maiani Matilija Pure Water* Laura and Russell McGlothlin Gloria and John McManus

Russell Chamberlin Mark Chytilo Coastal View* Marni and Michael Cooney Robert Dautch Dagny and Jim Dehlsen Nadra Ehrman Marine and Jeremy Favier Dawn Fitzgerald and Jeffrey Becker Marianne and Paul Gertman Aurora and Rick Grimm Daniel Gunther Jeannette and Chris Hahn Randall Hahn Betty and Stan Hatch Barbara Hirsch Diane and Donald Jackson

Glenn Durflinger Bradley Dyruff Jane Eagleton Ensberg Jacobs Design, Inc. Claire Fackler Joyce and Terry Fernandez Charles Forslund Carole Fox Carla Frisk Patricia and Jonathan Gartner Betty and Tom Gerig Seraphim Albrecht and Geoff Green W. Michael Hackett Lila Trachtenberg and George Handler Diane and Ray Hester Michelle Howard J. LeMay Studios Ruth Johnson Kathy Kalp Carol Keator Lori Lenz Deborah Lambert Louise LaMothe Mike Lazaro Loquita* Wendy and Richard Mokler MOXI (The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation)* Gregg Hart Joan and Bill Murdoch Jerry Hatchett Museum of Contemporary Jean Holmes Art* Hope Ranch Living Magazine* Linked In Matching Gifts Program Rob Janeway Macfarlane, Faletti & Co. LLP Nina Johnson Marlo’s Massage* Karen and John Jostes Siri and Bob Marshall KCSB* The Kimpton Goodland Hotel* Mary Anne Masterson Roxy and Jim Mattinson Kathi and Jeff King Melville Winery* Lisa and Christopher Lloyd Jessica and Michael Marc McGinnes McLernon Dawn Mitcham Jeanette and Robert Money/Arenz Foundation, Mustacich Inc. Elena and Eric Nicklasson Montecito Association* David Nimmons Donald O'Dowd Donald Olson and Nancy Dave Potter/ Potek Winery* Franco/ Olson-Franco Family Trust Santa Barbara Symphony* Owen Patmor and Doris Christiane Schlumberger Phinney Kim Selkoe Margaret Peavey Perrin Pellegrin Beth Pitton-August and Tim Taylor Dolores and Bill Pollock Gail Teton-Landis/Teton Family Charitable Foundation Edgar Rhodes Whole Foods Market* Sharon and Gary Rossol Jane Warner and Howard Rothman $100 - $249 Santa Barbara Natural History Museum* Peter and Rebecca Adams Savoy Wines* Cristina Bentley Heather and Paul Silva Amy Bess Nancy Smith-Tubiolo Deborah Bettencourt David Stone and Beverly Kristi Birney Schwartzberg Jean Bramer Stacey and Chris Ulep John Broberg Rance Wall Casa Dorinda Libe Washburn C'est Cheese* Randy Weiss Lee Chiacos Meg West/Meg West Design Barbara Clark Sigrid Wright Mary Jane Cooper S.Y. Kitchen* Joan Dewberry Laura and Geof Wyatt Dierberg & Star Lane Jill Zachary Vineyards* Ellen Downing * denotes in-kind gift Draughtsman Aleworks* Bela Fleck Productions Megan Birney Gay and Tony Browne Gay Bryant DEEP Magazine* Deanna and Jim Dehlsen / The Dehlsen Foundation Matt Gries and Kirstin Stephenson Carol Davidson Danyel Dean Chris and Bob DeVries Sally and Terry Eagle Benjamin Ellsworth Hannah-Beth Jackson and George Eskin Mickey and Dick Flacks Samantha Goldstone Jane and Jeffrey Hankoff


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MedBridge Natural Energy USA NextGen Climate Action Nicole Wald Consulting* Betty and Mike Noling Katie Davis and Albert Oaten Gail Osherenko Patagonia Pharos Creative LLC* Stacy and Ron Pulice Kathy and Paul Relis Phyllis de Picciotto and Stan Roden The Sandbox* Santa Barbara Home Advisor Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals* Arjun Sarkar* Jo and Ken Saxon Ann and Tom Schowe Jean Schuyler The Sentinel Lanny and Holly Sherwin Signature Parking* SMI Concepts* Sol Wave Water* Tana Sommer-Belin Toad & Co.* Trillium Asset Management TV SB* Unite to Light* Village Properties World Business Academy $500 - $999 Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners Brier and Kent Allebrand Jill and Corey Anderson Marsha Bailey Jordan benShea Jill Feldman and Arnold Brier Lalla and Rinaldo Brutoco CASA Magazine* Susan and Claude Case Craig Case

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THE WEEK.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 LIVING.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49


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HEROES COVER 21 STORY 32nd Annual Spotlight on the People Who Make Our Region Special

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The abstract oil paintings of Vizma Hodosy frequently serve as backgrounds for these weekly portraits. She was also a renowned watercolorist and is the mother of Laszlo Hodosy, a longtime Indy advertising sales representative. Though he admits to inheriting none of his mother’s talent, Laz’s interest in photography while a student at City College led him to The Channels, the student-run paper where he became editor in chief. He stayed with newspapering after college but, ever practical, moved to the business side. He joined The Weekly as an advertising rep and then started with this newspaper in 1986, when The Weekly merged with the News & Review to form the Santa Barbara Independent. That was 31 years ago to the issue, as our first Independent ever was our Local Heroes edition. Since then, Laz’s constant care has kept nearly a dozen of his original advertisers with the paper, a representational success we’re ever grateful for.

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Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

FILM & TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Movie Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

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Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology . . . . . . . 70

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NEWS BRIEFS EDUCATION Prospective high school students and their families are invited to Santa Barbara Unified School District’s annual High School Showcase to learn firsthand from current students about automotive technology, computer science, culinary arts, engineering, entrepreneurship, multimedia arts and design, visual arts and design, and other programs at Dos Pueblos, San Marcos, and Santa Barbara high schools. The event runs 5-7 p.m. on 11/29 at Earl Warren Showgrounds. Parking and admission are free.

‘Mandatory JustLeases Cause Without Teeth’ Recommended by Landlord-Tenant Task Force by Nick Welsh olitical compromise, like beauty, lies very much in the eye of the beholder. That was made excruciatingly clear late last week, when a special task force made up of landlord and tenant representatives voted in favor of a handful of measures designed to provide greater protection to renters living in the City of Santa Barbara. Although the final vote was unanimous, there’s still deep disagreement among the factions about just how much the landlords gave up and how much the tenants stand to gain. “You’re getting a lot out of us,” complained Tommy Thompson with the California Apartment Association. “You’re getting a lot.” Thompson, a squarely built political professional with a jocular sense of humor and pragmatic bent, was directing his remarks at Frank Rodriguez, a professional community organizer with CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy) and the chief advocate at the bargaining table for tenants’ rights. What Rodriguez really wanted from the process was a “just-cause eviction” ordinance. He definitely didn’t get one. “You can still get evicted under this language,” Rodriguez protested. “When I go back to my leaders and they ask, ‘Are we going to get protection?’ the answer is no.” The underlying problem, according to Rodriguez, is gentrification. Late last year, several large apartment complexes on the city’s Westside, Ivy Apartment Homes, were bought by Ventura Investment Company out of Camarillo; rents went way up, and large numbers of low-income Latino families were suddenly displaced. Just cause, Rodriguez has argued, would give tenants in the same boat a modicum of protection against such market forces. Such ordinances limit the reasons for which landlords can evict their tenants to specific, definable causes, such as failure to pay rent. They exist in 18 California cit-


ies, often accompanied by rent control. To landlords, both are fighting words. As to the broader issue, landlord representatives on the task force have been quick to dismiss such mass evictions as statistical anomalies. The real facts, they insisted, did not show this was a widespread problem. The landlords were, however, willing to make certain concessions. They agreed, for example, to a proposal that would require property owners to pay relocation costs (three months’ rent or $5,000, whichever is higher) when larger apartment complexes (15 units or more) were involved in an eviction. With no consensus possible on just cause, Rodriguez and landlord representative Laura Bode — of the Santa Barbara Rental Property Association — met one-on-one to see if anything else could be hashed out. Out of their exertions emerged the ungainly named Joint Protection & Accountability Initiative. Translated into plain English, this initiative would require landlords to offer their tenants a one-year lease. In addition, it would require that landlords sit down with their tenants at a “conciliation meeting” if for some reason that one-year lease is not renewed upon its expiration. Nothing coming out of those conciliation meetings, however, would be binding. Landlord representative Andy Alexander, president-elect of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, termed the initiative “just cause without teeth.” When task-force meetings began late this summer, the landlords unanimously rejected a mandatory lease proposal; so polarized were the two camps. Alexander said his membership opposed such a requirement in principle; it infringed upon the owners’ property rights and made it harder to evict problem tenants. But as negotiations wore on into the late fall, during the election of a more liberal-leaning city council, the landlord representatives began speaking openly about the tactical need

AYES HAVE IT: Although members of the LandlordTenant Task Force voted unanimously in favor of the new renters’ rights package, they managed to agree disagreeably.

to make some concessions.“I’m not okay with it,” exclaimed Thompson. “But I understand reality; the council just changed over. We have to give something. I’m willing to give this.” Clearly, that wasn’t enough for Rodriguez, who repeatedly noted how the initiative “was not just-cause eviction.” He was not alone. Jerry Morales with the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara represented the tenants’ viewpoint even though he owns four rental units. Just cause protects tenants from discriminatory evictions, he argued. The Housing Authority— Authority which owns 1,200 rental units and works with private landlords to rent out another 2,300 under the federal Section 8 housing voucher program — requires written notice and explanation for all evictions, whether for lease-violations or other reasons. For non-lease-violation evictions, he said, this proviso gives tenants more time when they get the boot. Under city law, he said, landlords have to give 30- to 60-day notice to tenants. By contrast, the Housing Authority requires 90-day notice. For every story Morales had about tenants being unfairly evicted — a kid with cancer being one — Thompson said he could match him with landlord horror stories about tenants from hell.“From a landlord point of view, this goes really far,” he said of the initiative. It was Rodriguez who triggered the chain of events giving rise to the task force in the first place. Early this year, he asked the City Council to address the issue of tenant protections. At the time, his organization, CAUSE, was collecting signatures on behalf of a justcause eviction ordinance. He decidedly did not ask that rent control be included. That, he recognized, was beyond the pale of political possibility. A few councilmembers threw in some suggestions, as did City Attorney Ariel Calonne. In the interest of being comprehensive, Calonne suggested rent control be included. Calonne — then in the midst of

On 1/2/2018, Maria Larios-Horton — currently the director of multilingual and migrant education programs for Santa Maria Joint Union High School District — will begin as the director of Englishlearner and parent engagement at Santa Barbara Unified School District. English learners account for approximately 23 percent of the district’s student body, and Larios-Horton will work to implement related state and federal regulations, serve as liaison between schools and parents, educate district leadership and staff to promote parents and families as equal partners, and advise and train parents to understand the educational system in order to become better advocates for their children’s education. Larios-Horton was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, Greg, and their two children.

ENVIRONMENT The ambitious and successful $7.9 million campaign by The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County to purchase and protect 21 acres of the Carpinteria Bluffs has won the conservation nonprofit the City of Carpinteria’s Outstanding Community Partner award for fall 2017. Established in 2012, the award is handed out to organizations and individuals for a range of contributions, including leadership, environmental protection, and service to seniors, youth, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged.

POLITICS Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf announced Thursday she will not seek reelection, and the race to replace her is up in the air. But one thing is clear: Goleta City Councilmember Roger Aceves, who challenged Wolf in 2014, is out. That leaves two interested Democratic candidates: Santa Barbara City Councilmember Gregg Hart and Goleta school boardmember Susan Epstein. “I am taking some time to consider how I can best serve the community,” Hart said, adding he has lived in the 2nd District most of his life. “People are talking to me about different things.” Epstein similarly did not confirm or deny her plans. “This is a time to celebrate Supervisor Wolf and her accomplishments,” she said. “She has been an inspirational leader.” The primary election is only seven months away. Should several candidates decide to run, the race will likely be decided next November. For the race to be decided in June, a candidate must win more than 50 percent of the vote. Santa Barbara County’s 2nd District includes the eastern Goleta Valley, Hope Ranch, More Mesa, and some parts of the City of Santa Barbara.


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on probation—have engaged in treatment within six weeks of first contact. A total of 783 engagement contacts have been made; half of those involved people contacted three times a week. The average age of those being called about was 40; half the calls originated with family members. Mental-health advocates had lobbied the county supervisors for years to adopt a countywide variant of Laura’s Law —a statewide law named after a woman murdered by a mentally ill patient —but supervisors and mental-health department officials resisted on the grounds of cost and resource distraction. They also have claimed that the benefits claimed by the program — increasingly embraced throughout the state — have been exaggerated. Supporters contend the results of the first audit, conducted by the firm Harder+Company Community Research, demonstrates otherwise. —Nick Welsh

protracted legal warfare with accused slumlord Dario Pini — also sought a mandatory health and safety inspection program for all rental units. It would be Calonne’s suggestions — rent control and mandatory paid inspections —that galvanized Santa Barbara landlords into action. When the council first deliberated on the options this March, the landlords showed up in such numbers — and so early—that when Rodriguez and other tenants’ rights supporters entered the council chambers, there were no seats left. It was an impressive display of political muscle. The councilmembers responded by authorizing the creation of a task force. To help these adversaries sort things out, city housing planners hired former planning commissioner and retired professional mediator John Jostes to facilitate. Rent control, the councilmembers made clear, was not on the table. Five meetings were initially scheduled; seven, ultimately, would take place. The meetings were bumpy from the outset. Landlords disputed that mass evictions were a widespread problem; they disputed that the vacancy rate was as low as city planners said it was. If there were no factual basis to the alleged problems, they demanded, what kind of solutions could possibly fit? Later, landlords would take issue with Jostes himself, accusing him of pushing a preordained agenda rather than allowing the two sides to discuss things out as the council suggested. Likewise, they charged Jostes with encouraging a backdoor version of rent control. All sides seemed to support the idea of enhanced mediation; no one knew what that meant. Jostes noted other cities required mediation when landlords sought rent increases above a certain percent. What was that, the landlords demanded, but rent control? Chuck Eckert, a prominent Isla Vista landlord and member of the Santa Barbara Rental Property Association board, said he’d advocate his board be withdrawn from the task force unless “drastic changes” were made. The board’s rep, Bode, stayed. If difficulty were ranked on a scale from one to ten,


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Jostes said, the task-force facilitation would rate an eight. The landlords effectively beat back City Attorney Calonne’s mandatory inspection proposal; instead, the task force opted for something vaguely more proactive than the city’s current inspection-upon-complaint approach. Landlords with enforcement histories would be targeted for follow-up inspections; so, too, might landlords who failed to fill out a voluntary questionnaire as to the health and sanitary conditions of their properties. How these expanded inspections would be paid for remained unsettled. Joining with the landlords was Morales of the Housing Authority. What happens next remains anyone’s guess. “It’s not a done deal by any means,” said facilitator Jostes. Both sides now have to take the final package and sell it to their respective memberships. Then, on January 30, 2018, the new City Council is scheduled to hear it for the first time. Whether the deal goes far enough for the new council remains to be seen. It could prove too much for some of the landlord groups in town and not enough for social justice advocates like CAUSE. “When you get too far out in front of your troops, you look like the enemy,” said Jostes. “And you get shot at.” After the 6-0 vote in favor of the package, Jostes announced this was his last facilitation. “I’m done,” he declared. Thompson joked with the Association of Realtors’ rep, Alexander,“You may not be a Realtor after this.” Summing up the work of his last task force, Jostes said,“Everybody gave as much as they could possibly give.” n

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Sanctuary State Strain Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Grapples with Senate Bill 54 by Kelsey Brugger early a year after President Donald Trump entered office and threatened to deport undocumented residents, immigrants’ rights advocates have succeeded at essentially turning California into a sanctuary state. But the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office continues to grapple with how it is going to navigate new state laws and relationships it has maintained with federal immigration authorities. This tension was the topic of debate at a forum hosted last week by the League of Women Voters. The league supported the so-called sanctuary state bill, Senate Bill 54 —a defiant move by California lawmakers and Governor Jerry Brown. As a practical matter, the law, effective January 1, 2018, will limit cooperation between Sheriff’s deputies and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents in detaining undocumented residents. “It’s going to put a lot more onto the plate of ICE to find these folks and take them into custody,” said Sheriff ’s Chief Custody Deputy Vincent Wasilewski. Under the new law, ICE agents will have to vacate the office space they currently occupy in the jail. They will still be able to talk to inmates who agree to an interview, he said. Currently, 150 inmates in Santa Barbara County Jail have an unclear immigration status (green card, visa, etc.), Wasilewski said. That is 15 percent of the jail’s total population. A majority of the jail’s inmates are awaiting trial, which raises a troubling question about undocumented defendants who have been arrested but not convicted of any crime, according to audience members at last week’s forum. Under current law, ICE asks to be notified by the Sheriff’s Office when certain inmates are to be released so that immigration agents can wait at the jail’s front entrance to detain them. The new law will prohibit sheriffs from notifying ICE unless the alleged crime falls into “serious” or “violent” categories, based on the three-strikes law. The exceptions are broader than the original form of the bill because Governor Brown struck a deal with the bill’s author, Kevin de León, before he signed it. The Santa Barbara Sheriff ’s Office maintains the new law is bad policy. Stand-


ing in for Sheriff Bill Brown, Undersheriff Barney Melekian stressed that local law enforcement officers have never been involved in immigration enforcement, because it would hurt their relationship with the community. He argued that one of the unintended consequences of the law would be increased ICE field operations in immigrant communities. When asked after the forum, Melekian said he was referring to ICE Acting Director Tom Homan’s statement issued after Governor Brown signed SB 54: “ICE will have no choice but to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at worksites, which will inevitably result in additional collateral arrests, instead of focusing on arrests at jails and prisons where transfers are safer for ICE officers and the community.” ICE does not notify the Sheriff’s Office when agents plan to conduct enforcement operations in their areas, Melekian said. The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office has a good working relationship with regional ICE agents in the Camarillo and Santa Maria offices, and Melekian said Sheriff’s deputies would continue to work with their federal counterparts “to the extent the law allows.” For their part, immigrants’ rights advocates at the forum talked about efforts to assist the immigrant community. Frank Rodriguez of CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy) said fears and uncertainties have pervaded Santa Barbara neighborhoods since President Trump took office. The Neighborhood Clinics on the Eastside and Westside, for instance, have seen a substantial decrease in walk-in patients. Rodriguez has sought to debunk false rumors about ICE raids in immigrant communities. Diane Martinez of Immigrant Hope told the crowd about emergency preparedness workshops she has hosted to advise undocumented residents about creating family plans should they be detained. Santa Barbara County is home to an estimated 33,000 permanent residents who are potentially eligible for naturalization, according to Martinez. The panelists sought to maintain a balance between sounding the alarm and assuring undocumented residents they do n not have to stay indoors.




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hile homelessness in Santa Barbara County has gone down in recent years, the number of homeless deaths last year rose to 44, according to a report released last week. Five years ago, there were 30.“To me that is a cause for alarm,” said 1st District County Supervisor Das Williams. He stressed that there could be 150 fewer shelter beds this winter because of changes in policy at PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) and construction at the Rescue Mission. “We are getting more meticulous” in identifying homeless deaths, noted Dr. Charity Dean of County Public Health. Still, the numbers could be “real,” she said. The number of homeless deaths in South County also increased last year, to 77 percent from 51 percent the year prior. The location of death is where they were found, not necessarily where they are from, county staff said. A majority of the county’s homeless population lives in the City of Santa Barbara, according to the biannual Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (C3H) report. Last year, 43 percent of the homeless deaths were Latino — up from 18 percent the year prior. Outdoor deaths made up half


in both years. It is difficult to quantify the number of people living in their cars, Williams said, and parking bans in the cities exacerbate the problem.“If you tow people’s cars, you are taking away their housing,” he said. The nonprofit New Beginnings recently found an additional 5-10 safe parking spaces near restrooms, County Supervisor Janet Wolf added. They oversee a total of 138 safe spots.“The county alone can’t do it,” she said. Last year, the leading cause of death was drug or alcohol overdose — up to 66 percent from 43 percent the year prior. Alice Gleghorn, director of County Behavior Wellness, reported there had been 150 lives saved from naloxone, the lifesaving drug known as Narcan. In 2015, violence was the leading cause of death among homeless people. In the past two years, 65 percent had health insurance, noted County Supervisor Steve Lavagnino during last week’s hearing.“What is the answer?” he asked.“It’s not more money. I think we spent 250 million a year on social services. How do you get through to that person … if he doesn’t want —Kelsey Brugger to change?”

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Importa has been awarded a state grant to help immigrants apply for green cards and citizenship, providing everything from photographs to translations of supporting documents. Many clients are surprised to discover that they qualify for a waiver of the $725 federal fee for the citizenship application if they receive food stamps, receive MediCal health insurance, or have retired on Social Security benefits, Pérez said. “We are seeing a lot of older people apply who have been living here with green cards for a long time, even 40 years,” she said. “And we didn’t used to see so many young people coming in right out of high school or college. They never had much interest in voting; it didn’t affect them as directly as it does now.” Enrollment in citizenship classes that help applicants study for the civics test has increased by dozens of students at both Allan Hancock and Santa Barbara City College this year, school officials said. Hancock added a class in Lompoc last year, for a total of six in North County. In addition, attendance has tripled at a weekly citizenship class in Santa Barbara run by Immigrant Hope, a faith-based nonprofit group. An estimated 8.8 million immigrants who are lawfully in the U.S. are eligible to become citizens, according to the National PartnerOn September 20, Valdez was among 5,000 immigrants ship report. There are no recent figures for Santa Barbara by Melinda Burns osefina Valdez and her late husband emigrated at the Los Angeles Convention Center who raised their County, but a 2010 report by the California Immigrant to the Santa Ynez Valley from Mexico in the 1980s, right hands and proudly took the naturalization oath of Policy Center estimated that about 33,000 residents here were eligible to become citizens by 2015. If they all registered and for more than two decades, they worked hard allegiance to the United States. and raised two sons, relying on the “green cards” to vote, the rolls would Across the country, applications for that allowed them to live and work here legally. They never citizenship have increased nearly 36 increase by 15 percent. One newly regisgave citizenship a second thought — until Donald Trump percent since 2015, according to a recent was elected president. Then the couple raced to get their report by the National Partnership tered voter is Alexa applications in. for New Americans, a coalition of 37 Cervantes, a 27-year-old artist and City College “When these elections began, there were many changes immigrants’ rights groups. In California, student from Mexico in people’s behavior, and they started showing more racism applications have spiked by 47 percent who became an Ameritoward Hispanics,” Josefina Valdez said, recalling the anti- in the past two years. Between October 1, 2016, and Sepcan citizen in October. immigrant rhetoric of the election campaign and beyond. Cervantes cast her first “They gave you ugly stares on the street and in the stores tember 30, 2017, alone, the report shows, or when you picked up your kids at school. We had not more than one million U.S. residents ballot for Cathy Murillo experienced that before, so much.” with green cards applied to become citias mayor in the recent zens, a 10 percent increase over Santa Barbara municipal the previous 12 months. election. “Some people have it circled “President Trump in red on their calendar, the says many very ugly minute they can apply,” said things about us,” Cervantes said. “I was really James Thomas Daly, a Santa Barbara immigration attorney. afraid of losing my green —Alexa Cervantes For most immigrants, that’s POWER TO VOTE: Alexa Cervantes, a Mexican immicard if I left the country after a minimum of five years grant and new U.S. citizen, filled out her ballot earlier to visit my mom.” Green-card holders as legal permanent residents. this month for Cathy Murillo as mayor of Santa Barbara. Valdez, a 45-year-old domestic worker, personally can’t vote or obtain U.S. Importa, a nonprofit group that prorounded up her friends to make up the quota for a citizen- vides free legal services for immigrants passports, and they can ship class offered by Allan Hancock College at Santa Ynez in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Lompoc, has submitted be deported for fraud or serious felonies, or for catch-all Valley Union High School. 500 applications for citizenship this year to date, twice as “crimes of moral turpitude.” Every time green-card holders “We Hispanics do not want another Trump presidency,” many as last year, organizers said. Guadalupe Pérez, a North leave the U.S., their reentry is at the discretion of a border Valdez said.“A misdemeanor, a traffic violation — any small County immigration specialist for Importa, said Trump’s officer. If they leave for too long — typically, six months or thing, you could be deported. I told my friends, ‘Come on; “aggressive policies aimed at families and children” were more — they risk losing their green cards on grounds of fueling the numbers. “abandonment.” we need you; get with it!’”

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Since Trump took office in January, he has moved to dismantle protections for undocumented immigrants who came here as children before mid-2007 (the DACA program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and he continues to push for an extension of the border wall between Mexico and the United States. Trump has restricted entry to the U.S. to travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries and Venezuela. He has plunged hundreds of thousands of Central Americans into legal limbo by rescinding their protected status here. “It’s threatening, because you never know what’s next,” said Brie Ehret Barron, 57, a German spiritual facilitator who is taking a citizenship class offered by City College at Santa Barbara High School. Barron said that both her mother and sister have cancer and live in Europe, and that if she was needed there, she couldn’t easily visit. “It is quite a hassle with a green card,” Barron said. Because of the burgeoning number of applications, would-be citizens must now wait twice as long for their paperwork to be processed


CITIZENSHIP CONT’D FROM P.15 as they did in 2015, the National Partnership report shows. It’s a delay that the organization likens to “building a second wall.” As of late September, the waiting period for new applicants at the San Fernando Valley field office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which covers both Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, was about eight months, government data show. A USCIS spokesperson said the agency was allocating additional employee overtime and recruiting new hires to reduce the wait. One evening in Barron’s citizenship class last week, Juan Aguilera, 67, an electronics assembler in Goleta, and his wife, María del Rosario Aguayo, 62, a former office cleaner, had some exciting news. Neither speaks fluent English, but earlier that day, after more than 25 years working in the U.S., and after attending citizenship classes every night from Monday through Friday for the past two years, both had passed the oral interview and civics test—in English — by a USCIS officer in Los Angeles.

“I kept my eyes glued to his mouth,” Aguayo said in Spanish, mimicking an exaggerated stare as her classmates giggled. Aguilera said he forgot his wife’s birthdate; he was so nervous. What questions did the officer ask them? The class wanted to know. The couple

We’re going to be able to vote ‘ against Trump now, that’s for sure. ’

ONE OF MANY: Josefina Valdez, a Mexican immigrant who lives in the Santa Ynez Valley, recently became an American, joining a wave of new citizens across the country. She took citizenship classes offered by Allan Hancock College at the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School.

— María del Rosario Aguayo

remembered these: Who was the first president of the U.S.? What is the name of the Chief Justice? Who fought in World War I? Why are there 13 stripes in the American flag? Who was president during World War II? What is the supreme law of the land? Aguilera and Aguayo are now awaiting the date for their swearing-in in Los Angeles. The city hosts the largest naturalization ceremonies in the country, and the couple plan to invite their five children and 15 grandchildren to come along. “We’re going to be able to vote against Trump now, that’s for sure,” Aguilera said. “He’s separating families.” n

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Ramona M. Hernandez 03/14/22 – 11/16/17

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Ramona M. Hernandez (nee Orosco) on November 16th at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. A native of Lompoc and a member of one of the largest families in Lompoc, the Macias-Becerra Family, mother was born on March 14, 1922 to Jesus and Maria Louisa (Macias) Orosco. Raised in Lompoc, she started her family of six children with first husband, Martin Perez. She later moved to Santa Barbara in the early 1950’s where she continued to raise her family, adding two more children with second husband, Antonio Hernandez. Mom worked in the local electronics industry at companies such as Penta Labs, Renco, Infomag and Santa Barbara Research. Later in life, after the birth of her special needs grandson, Scott Marquez, she made use of her bilingual skills as an interpreter with the S.B. County Early Intervention Program. With her quick wit and funloving nature, she made friends wherever she went. In addition to her wonderful sense of humor, Mom will be remembered for her Mexican culinary skills. Her tamales, menudo and “Lompoc Enchiladas,” were legendary. Fortunately, she shared her recipes, so they will live on! She raised eight children and leaves a legacy of 95 grand, great, great-great, and greatgreat-great grandchildren. Spending time with family was her greatest joy, feeding them was just icing on the cake. We were so fortunate to have had her in our lives for so long. She took great pride in the fact that she was 95 years old - no need to lie about it! In addition to her grandchildren, she is survived by her husband, Antonio Hernandez; sister, Virginia Sanchez; children: Robert (Rosemary) Perez, 18


Martin (Mary) Perez, Theresa Schweri, Marge Romero, Mary Ellen (Richard) Chacon, Norma (Bobby) Marquez, Elizabeth Hernandez Reavill, and Anthony L. (Josie) Hernandez. She was predeceased by her parents, her infant son, Anthony Richard Hernandez, and her brothers: Richard Vargas, Joe, Ernie, Clyde and James Orosco. The family wishes to thank her son, Anthony and daughterin-law, Josie Hernandez; and grandchildren Vincent Hernandez and Christina Ramirez, for the loving care they provided for mom on a daily basis. The viewing, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and rosary at 7:00 will be held on Friday, 11/24, at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, 123 North A Street, Lompoc. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM at Queen of Angels Catholic church, 3495 Rucker Road, Lompoc; reception immediately following in the church hall. Interment will be on Monday, 11/27 at 10:00 AM at Lompoc cemetery.

authored Touching Time and Space, a biography of David Ireland. Betty was a discerning collector, generous philanthropist, and mentor and patron to many artists. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob and her brother Lewis Bloom. She is survived by her children and their partners Susan Stryker, Susan Goldsmith Klausner and Beni Strebel, her grandchildren Gus, Olive, Noah, Max, Emma and Oscar, and great grandchild Theo, as well as by brothersin-law Clay Tedeschi and Bill Klausner and his family, cousin Leslie Steinmetz, and Virginia Ribeiro, who holds a special place in the Klausner family. Many thanks to all her caregivers, especially Ana Franco, who cared for Betty during her long journey with Alzheimer’s.

meeting friends for coffee at the harbor. The couple is survived by one daughter, Nancy Margaget Dorfman of Grover Beach, California. An informal gathering will be held at the Santa Barbara Cemetery in the Montecito Urn Garden, Monday November 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

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Betty (Elizabeth) Klausner was a smart, strong, and determined person who overcame barriers faced by most women of her generation. Born in 1928 to Mildred and Charles Bloom in New York City, Betty was always a New Yorker at heart despite living the last 44 years of her life in California, first in Santa Barbara and later in San Francisco. Betty married the love of her life Bob (Robert) Klausner in 1950 and had three children with him: Mimi (Kim), Drew and Kathy. After raising her family, Betty embarked on a varied career in the arts. She founded the Santa Barbara Contemporary Graphics Center and the Contemporary Arts Forum where she worked as the director, served on the San Francisco Art Institute Board of Directors, wrote regularly on modern art for Art Forum, Art in America and other publications, and

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Joseph “Joe” Dorfman April 27, 1918-October 3, 2017 and Charlotte Louise Dorfman June 8, 1920-June 16, 2016 Respectively passed away in an assisted living facility on the central coast. They had an interesting life together. They met at the March Air Force Base in Riverside, California. When Joe was stationed in England, he proposed to Charlotte and they were married in New Market, England. UK. In the late 1950’s, the Dorf Dorfman’s were assigned to Japan and it was while there that Joe decided to retire from military service after twenty years. After a few odd jobs, the pair decided to try their hands at the used furniture business as The Treasure Hunt Shop, on the corner of Anacapa and Ortega Streets. In the 1970’s they decided to upgrade to Antiques and Fine Arts at 825 Santa Barbara Street. Upon retirement, Charlotte kept busy at home with sewing and reading while Joe could be found walking at the beach and

Allister Bennett ‘Biff ’ Cooke, born August 5th 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii, died peacefully at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California with his family at his bedside after sustaining a stroke at 88 years old. Biff has lived in Santa Barbara since 1946. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Painted Cave Volunteer Fire Department, and was a longtime employee of General Telephone as a lineman. Biff was well-known around town for his abilities as a machinist and handy-man, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him Biff is survived by his wife Peggy Cooke, daughter Coleene Cooke, son-in-law Richard Turer, grandsons David and Robert Turer, and great grandchildren Jackson Allister, Aurora, and Remington Turer.

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Devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and loving husband; Entrepreneur; Visionary; Historian; Bibliographer; Environmentalist; Publisher; Author; Co-founder ABCCLIO and EBC-CLIO; Founder International Academy, Santa Barbara; Founder International School of Information Management; Founder BoehmGroup; Served on Boards for AntiDefamation League and Santa Barbara City College Foundation; Rotarian and member of Congregation B’nai Brith. Celebration of Life service and reception on Saturday, December 2nd, 2:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church Santa Barbara. To share memories, photos, or videos, please go to www.

Kenneth L. Kidd, MD 10/03/29 – 11/06/17

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he combined wealth of the world’s 1,542 billionaires rose by almost a fifth last year to $6 trillion. In the two years ending in March 2017, companies in the S&P 500 spent $1.1 trillion on buybacks; instead of investing in the future, they bought back their past. After this, the top 24 American companies still sat on a cash hoard of $1.01 trillion. The top five had $620 billion between them, with Apple hogging $261 billion. Business news reports on mergers, buyouts, and takeovers, games where billions change hands among billionaires. No new factories appear in the American landscape from these activities. The 74 percent gains in productivity over the last 40 years went to those with more than enough. The paycheck spenders saw stagnant wages. Give $100 million to a billionaire; he tosses it onto the pile. More hoarded cash does nothing for our economy. We have tried that. “You cannot push on a string,” economists said years ago. Pushing a product on a penniless public is not a moneymaker. Spread that $100 million among the paycheck people; they will give that string a good yank. The tax plan currently before Congress shovels more money to the billionaire brotherhood. They gained near 20 percent on their holdings last year. A Republican Congress may soon vote on your future gains. Has Congress heard from you today? — Per Wehn, S.B.

Murderous Motive


ike Las Vegas, undue emphasis is again placed on determining the motive of the mass murderer in Sutherland Springs. This is a fool’s errand since motive is relevant to the pursuit of criminal charges. If we are ever going to reduce this societal scourge, the inquiry must be intensely and quickly refocused. We must demand to know why some state legislators and governors, Congress, and our president continue to support the availability and ease of purchase of

weapons that enable mass murder. It is their motivations that must be studied and publicized with the same intensity as the postmortem psychology of mass murders. Only then will we be informed. — Charles Newman, Montecito

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he recent consensus of a group that houses the homeless was that despite the challenging winter bed shortage, many shelter customers are not seeking programmatic support and have other options for winter shelter. Over 90 PATH [People Assisting The Homeless] program participants are repeat users of the Winter Shelter, yet demands for services do not increase when the shelters close in the spring. The Freedom Warming Center, which holds 80 beds, stated it averaged about 65 occupied beds per night.

—Chuck Flacks, executive director, C3H (Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness)

For the Record

¶ Several readers wrote in to advise that we pictured an African elephant in a calendar event to protect Asian elephants in Myanmar in our November 9 issue. We stand corrected. ¶ Last week’s cover story on Janet Garufis should have noted that George Leis is the president and chief operating officer of Montecito Bank & Trust.

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NOVEMBER 22, 2017



RESILIENT COMMUNITIES ARE INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES Nearly 25 percent of Santa Barbara County’s residents are immigrants, and approximately 35 percent of those are undocumented. They are our friends, our neighbors and our coworkers. As a result of changes in federal proposals and policies, such as the rescinding of the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, many individuals and families are living in constant fear of being detained or deported. This fear impacts them on a fundamental level, as many are not seeking medical attention or accessing other safety-net services. There has also been a significant decrease in enrollment in higher education workshops and crimes are consistently unreported. In these uncertain times, even nonprofit agencies that exist as a safe space are viewed as a potential threat. Concerns, such as ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) appearing at service-based appointments, has reduced necessary care and support. After witnessing the challenges of the immigrants that they serve firsthand, Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People called the Santa Barbara Foundation for advice. Having heard similar concerns from other nonprofits across the county, the foundation reached out to various health, human services and youth-serving nonprofits to gain a better sense of the impact agencies were experiencing. Through inquiry and research, the foundation learned that many organizations were actively seeking information and resources related to immigrant communities and were responding to an overwhelming number of new requests for assistance. In response, the foundation approved funds of up to $200,000 to support these agencies in their efforts. A total of 20 nonprofits received grants to support capacity building, communications outreach and informational workshops to serve local immigrant communities. Funding also supports the Central Coast Immigrant Justice Fund to aid legal defense efforts. It is the foundation’s hope that, with this grant, collaboration with legal aid organizations will grow, and social justice attorneys will be on hand to train others and provide advice for agency personnel. In addition, this effort will provide support for community clinics to serve as safe zones for immigrant patients in their times of need. Throughout its history, the Santa Barbara Foundation has proven its ability to address and respond to critical and unanticipated community interests. As the needs of our communities evolve and change, the Santa Barbara Foundation will continue to gather information from county nonprofits and will keep an ear to the ground to determine emerging necessity. In March 2018, the Santa Barbara Foundation and grantees will convene to evaluate additional needs and opportunities. “Considering the foundation’s commitment to being the most effective agent it can be in addressing vital community issues, this opportunity is a perfect example of how we can partner with others to provide our communities with the information, resources, and expertise they need during uncertain times,” said Ron Gallo, President & CEO of the Santa Barbara Foundation. “It is also consistent with our conviction that when we help our communities to be welcoming and safe, we unleash the talents, passions and skills of all our residents to – together – build vibrancy and resiliency throughout the county.”




NOVEMBER 22, 2017


Annual Ode to Amazing People in Our Community BY INDY STAFF • PHOTOS BY PAUL WELLMAN


e must become the change we want to see.”

So goes the saying often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. It’s a seemingly simple sentiment, yet when applied en masse can have an immeasurable impact on society. It also serves well on a community level, where the benevolent actions of one individual can have life-changing repercussions for many. Fortunately for Santa Barbarans, our seaside hamlet happens to have a plethora of folks who continually apply their heroic traits — determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity, and selflessness, to name several — to improving life for those of us residing here. To acknowledge and thank the altruistic people who make Santa Barbara such an amazing place to call home, each November, the Santa Barbara Independent publishes its Local Hero issue. Read on to learn about the amazing people being honored this year.

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Talk about a worst-case scenario: When the Whittier Fire sparked to life during a heat wave last summer, wind-driven flames spread rapidly through a heavily wooded backcountry canyon where dozens of kids and counselors at Circle V Ranch Camp were trapped on a dead-end dirt road. Their rescue was a tactical masterpiece composed of interagency cooperation and the spontaneous marshalling of nearby first responders.

from left: Santa Barbara County Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Farris, S.B. County Search & Rescue President Kerrie Valdiviezo, County Fire Fire Equipment Operator Mark Linane Jr., County Fire Division Chief Steve Oaks, S.B. County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brian Olmstead, and Dave Dahlberg of the U.S. Forest Service

Dispatched by Santa Barbara County Fire Division Chief Steve Oaks, Forest Service firefighter Dave Dahlberg drove through the inferno to reach the camp, followed by County Fire’s Mark Linane Jr., who arrived on his bulldozer to cut fire breaks around the compound. As Dahlberg kept the kids calm and safe, Oaks, County Fire colleague Matt Farris, and Lt. Brian Olmstead with the Sheriff’s Office eventually made safe passage

to the camp, calling in a motorcade of County Search & Rescue volunteers to load up the campers and get everyone the hell out of there. Linane’s dozer blade led the way through dislodged boulders and fallen trees still aflame.“It was a total team effort,” remembered Oaks, who was in the last vehicle out. “We all did what we were expected to do.”


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Andrea Bifano Magical Mediation When Andrea Bifano started with the Rental Housing Mediation Task Force, she figured it was just a part-time summer job. Thirty years later, Bifano’s still there, still mediating disputes between landlords and tenants. For her it’s not so much a job as a vocation. “When I see the parties reach out and shake hands, that means trust has been restored,” she said.“It doesn’t get much better.” Every year, Bifano — backed up by one assistant and a crew of 15 trained volunteer mediators — handles about 1,200 calls: security deposit disputes, evictions, and habitability concerns. Sometimes, she provides basic information about rights and responsibilities. Often, she performs telephonic conciliations; both parties are allowed to vent; both parties are made to feel heard. Sometimes, she’ll ask the callers to write a letter outlining their concerns. She also asks that they hold on to it for a few days.“We try to take the emotion out of it,” she said.“The issues are serious, and the stakes are high.” To be effective, Bifano stressed, she has to be scrupulously neutral.“It’s not my job to judge or make a decision,” she said.“I can help brainstorm ideas or to identify options — sometimes it takes having a third party in the room to bring the heat down.” Most disputes get hammered out on the phone. “Progress often requires many incremental steps,” Bifano explained. That description, however, does not account for the careful, painstaking, deliberate magic she works. After 30 years, Bifano still loves what she does. Borrowing a line from Gandhi, she explained,“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others.”



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Ernie Brooks II Underwater Photographer



As the world’s premier underwater black-andwhite photographer, Ernie Brooks II — who headed up and taught at the now-shuttered Brooks Institute of Photography for nearly 30 years — inspired and mentored hundreds of young artists with the intrepidness of his craft and emotional connection to the natural world, especially the subsurface wildernesses surrounding the northern Channel Islands. These days, he’s still at it educationally — overseas at the moment, delivering keynotes and presenting his imagery to emerging and established photographers — but his gifts have expanded in scope. Most recently, he has donated substantially to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and, via a handwritten Christmas card, gifted the former photography institute’s 10-acre Jefferson Campus to Santa Barbara Middle School. The 82-year-old Brooks said he’d found a kindred spirit in the school’s vision of service, outdoor education, and lifelong learning. “I just love what they are doing and thought it would be wonderful if they had their own home,” he said. “Giving back is something people should do all their lives, to the very end. It’s the happiest thing I’ve done.”

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Teresa Kuskey Nowak Power of Dance

In 2014, when Teresa Kuskey Nowak was asked to lead a group of dancers through the Summer Solstice Parade, the former ballerina turned mother of six never guessed that it would be the beginning of a movement that’s brought joy to so many and empowered countless individuals to reconnect with their creative spirits. Nowak is founder of La Boheme, the dance group that’s grown to around 100 participants who perform for free during parades and for numerous nonprofit causes, from retirement homes to facilities for the developmentally disabled. “We create this really positive atmosphere,” said Nowak, a Santa Barbara–born dance protégé who got burned out from the ballerina life by the time she went to UCSB. Aside from the often risqué attire and polished choreography, the allure is also that members of La Boheme are not the typical dancer type. “I don’t want a dancer that’s perfect,” she said. “I want dancers that were told,‘You’re too big,’ or ‘You’re not good enough.’ I want to cater to them. I don’t need perfection. Nobody is perfect.” As much as La Boheme inspires the observer, though, it’s what the group has done for its members that’s more powerful. “People often tell me, ‘I’ve found myself again. I found my passion. I feel like I’m a child again,’” said Nowak, who teaches dance multiple times a week now, in between caring full-time for her 22-year-old son, who has severe Down syndrome.“It’s helped me as well. I could do laundry all day; this makes me a much nicer person.”



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John Douglas Maestro of Passion



John Douglas was a crackerjack Los Angeles public defender because he hated losing. Rather than rely on investigators, he would personally go down to crime scenes to collect his own evidence. But after more than a decade of the stressful work, he left the legal profession and returned to his true passion: teaching and playing music. In this arena, Douglas — a piano player— player has gone above and beyond. Music teachers are an increasingly rare breed, making Douglas’s dedication even more important. His commitment to his students takes him to Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, Rubicon Theatre, Circle Bar B Theatre, junior high schools, and more. “I just like it when my students follow my advice,” he joked. Douglas inspired his two eldest adult children to become musicians as well. “He brings great passion and love to his music, his politics, and most importantly, to his children and his lovely wife, Nansie,” said Clark Sayre, the theater director at Dos Pueblos High School. He is ebullient wherever he goes. His joyful spirit, like his music, is infectious. Douglas also brings his passion to politics. Last year, he and his wife wore out several pairs of shoes walking for Bernie Sanders. He describes himself as a Democratic Socialist who “really identifies with immigrants.” His parents are from Scotland and Italy. Douglas has come a long way since the days he was up until 4 a.m. preparing his closing arguments. Now the notes on the page are not about crime; they are about music and its powerful impact on young people.

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Judy Sullivan Osterhage Foster-Care Star Growing up in Ventura in a family of 12, Judy saw her parents welcome other kids into their home—her sister’s friend, her brother’s classmate, a neighbor. “It just seemed like the right thing to do,” she said. It is with that mentality that Judy Sullivan Osterhage has approached her work in foster care for the past 20 years. Though she is not a foster mom herself, she’s a bright star in the system. She works with foster youth at Santa Barbara City College, trains new foster parents, and advises advocates who work at the state Capitol. “Judy has been right by my side,” said foster parent and advocate Shelly Best. A single mom, Sullivan Osterhage comes across as both tough and warm. Three years ago, she lost her 17-year-old son to a rare heart condition. There is strength in her eyes as she remembers Sam and points to large photos of him hanging in the living room of her Mesa home. She spent months living beside him in the hospital. Friends hosted benefit concerts, created “Team SamO,” brought over food, and made her feel a little less alone. “The community just rallied around us,” she said. Sullivan Osterhage later received the heartbreaking news that her younger son, Jesse, has the same heart condition. She remains positive, though, because doctors were able to catch it much earlier. On top of everything, Sullivan Osterhage is working on a doctorate at Fielding Graduate University in early childhood trauma and foster care. Twenty years ago, Sullivan Osterhage recalled, the foster system was “devastating.” Teenagers couldn’t get driver’s licenses, open bank accounts, or attend slumber parties. She finds solace in the progress that has been made. “A lot of that has changed,” Sullivan Osterhage said.






















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Maria Reynoso Queen of Clean Since 1998, Maria Reynoso—immigrant from Mexico, mother of three, and grandmother of eight— eight has worked as a custodian at Santa Barbara High School. Long after teachers and students go home, Reynoso starts working, cleaning classrooms, restrooms, offices, and hallways, making sure her section of the venerable old school is tidy, sanitary, and ready for the next day. The work of a school custodian isn’t glamorous, but it’s important and necessary. Reynoso is a consummate public servant who does her job with care and diligence, day after day, year after year. But beyond being competent and dedicated, Reynoso is one of those people who lights up a room with her energy and enthusiasm.“I’m happy to have my job,” she said,“and every day I am just happy to go to work and do my best.” While she might labor behind the scenes and out of the spotlight, and be far too humble a person to consider herself a hero, Reynoso’s contribution to making Santa Barbara High School a vibrant and unique institution doesn’t go unnoticed. If anyone can embody the qualities of a hero and the idea that there is dignity in doing a job well, it is Maria Reynoso.



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Alan Macy Scientist, Entrepreneur, and Visionary Community Builder

As is only fitting for an engineer and computer scientist, Alan Macy lives by a generous source code of his own devising. Ever since graduating from Cal Poly (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, 1980) and UCSB (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, 1983), Macy has excelled as a scientist, an engineer, a biomedical researcher, a businessperson, an instructor, a friend, and an inspiration. He’s the author or coauthor of dozens of scholarly articles on topics ranging from neuropsychophysiology to the deep history of the human concept of beauty. He is a much-sought-after presenter at such events as TEDxHongKong and in places like the corporate headquarters of Google. What makes Macy a Santa Barbara Independent Local Hero is the combination of vision, generosity, and persistence he has shown in bringing creative people together and in crafting innovative venues for them to collaborate. This arc of his multifaceted career began, as many imaginative endeavors in Santa Barbara do, at the Solstice Parade, but soon branched out, first into the Fishbon arts collective, an underground network of questing souls centered on the Pescadrome, Macy’s initial space on Quarantina Street. Since then, he has gone on to give the city its Center for Art, Science and Technology, a magnificent, rootsy, state-of-the-art facility on Garden Street that is already the hub of a kaleidoscopic array of projects. For this, and for his calm, lucid, enthusiastic participation in the life of our community over four decades, we name Alan Macy a Local Hero.



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Ellery Price regularly endures hours of call-hold music as he attempts to penetrate the byzantine bureaucracy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). That alone makes him a hero. But Price is more than just patient. As the veterans service officer of the Santa Barbara chapter of Disabled American Veterans, he’s a tenacious — and exceedingly humble — volunteer crusader for military service members and their families seeking medical benefits. The VA claims process can be maddeningly lengthy and confusing. Some claims take years to complete. Price, who served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, walks vets through it every step of the way and connects them with services such as the Salvation Army and Unity Shoppe. He helps disabled men and women from all walks of life, including those living on the street, and hears stories of heroism and heartbreak from six different wars: World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq. “It’s a gratifying job,” he said, “to help your fellow man, a fellow veteran.” Price has been at it for 21 years, toiling away in a small office in the back of the Santa Barbara Veterans’ Memorial Building that he shares with his wife, Donna. They were married not long ago by Rep. Salud Carbajal, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Price is known to spend an entire afternoon with a single vet filling out a mountain of paperwork and will reach into his own pocket to help someone in desperate need on occasion. It’s only right that our injured members of the armed forces and their families get what they’re owed. Price makes sure that debt is properly paid. “It’s good to help people when you can,” he said.

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Nancy Weiss Brain Food When Nancy Weiss took over Food Services in 2008, Santa Barbara Unified School District was losing $200,000 per year feeding kids mostly prepackaged processed meals plated by a skeleton crew of underpaid lunch ladies working below the benefits cutoff. Within two years — during which she banned Styrofoam, launched a composting program, gathered previously untapped federal dollars, and started selling mobile-café meals to a neighboring district — Weiss turned it around. Today, operating in 11 campus kitchens and seven food trucks, 130 staffers enjoy fair wages with benefits— including health insurance, paid vacations, sick days, and retirement — while sourcing locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to prepare 9,000 meals a day, mostly from scratch. “I treat students and staff as if they were my own children,” said Weiss, who was honored in 2015 with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s Golden Carrot Award for improving the healthfulness of the district’s menu and, this year, is among the 24th Congressional District’s Women of the Year.“As the reality of food quality becomes crystal clear, we need to reverse the fast-food trend that has sickened our nation. Real children deserve real food!”








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Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals is a great introduction to classical music for young listeners. Lara Webber guest conducts this fun 45-minute program with a special guest narrator. KidZone activities with the Symphony’s Music Van, Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Public Library will begin at 2pm, so come early for all the fun! Spanish interpretation will be available.

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Armando Veloz Inspiring Engineers-to-Be Twice a month, Armando Veloz leaves his job at Moog Space and Defense Group during his lunch break to teach young students at Isla Vista School the wonders of science. He’s been doing so for the better part of two decades, under the auspices of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), whose Santa Barbara chapter he helped create in 1993. With about a dozen active members, SHPE operates similar volunteer teaching programs at McKinley and Roosevelt schools and runs science nights and girls-only science weekends throughout the school year. “He has a natural talent for understanding the specific needs of students and is sensitive to their feelings,” said Francisca Escobar, from I.V. School’s learning center. “He demonstrates patience while working with students from diverse academic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.” Originally from Tijuana, Veloz came to the United States to finish high school at age 16, graduated from UCSB in 1979, and started working for General Motors. His wife, Rosie Veloz, was named a Local Hero in 1998 for her work with disabled children, and his children have gone on to careers as a college professor and software engineer. Veloz feels it is important to serve as a role model to all kids, but especially young Latinos, opening their eyes to one potential career choice at a young age. “They’re kids, so it’s tough to know what they want to do,” said Veloz. “But we show them how things work, like magnets and gravity, and we do hands-on science projects, which also gets the parents involved. So it does make a difference for some of them. They really enjoy the class.”



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Rachel Gloger Parental Protector Like other parents of transgender children, Rachel Gloger’s world went utterly topsy-turvy five years ago when her 4-year-old revealed she was a daughter, not a son. Growing up conservative and religious, Gloger had never known a transgender person, and precious few resources existed to help her family transition to their new reality. “There’s no What to Expect When You’re Expecting for this,” she explained. Gloger found the compassion and information she sought in a Los Angeles support group, but the regular drive grew tiresome, especially with two other young children (one of them autistic) at home in Carpinteria. So Gloger got together with two other trans families she’d met at a Santa Barbara PFLAG (previously, Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meeting, and over a potluck dinner one night started building the framework that would eventually become the Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network (SBTAN). That was 2015. Since then, those three families have blossomed into to a network of more than 90, with parents who’ve had more experience navigating transgender-related challenges offering guidance and support to those still full of questions. School, church, and doctor visits can be especially hard. Gloger remembered the early days with her transitioning daughter as profoundly confusing and isolating. The idea is to spare others that pain. “We tell people: ‘We’ve been through this; we have what you need. And if we don’t, we’ll hold your hand.’” SBTAN now provides its teachings and materials to other trans groups around the country, and regularly advocates for communities in states with more repressive laws. Meanwhile, Gloger’s daughter, now 9, speaks publicly about her experiences and helps other trans youth learn to love themselves. “She’s a very courageous young girl and has been through a lot,” said Gloger, acknowledging the last few years haven’t been easy for any of them, but they’ve been worth it. “It’s been a long, rocky road, but one I wouldn’t trade,” she said.



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Dr. Charles Fenzi Neighborhood Clinic Champion



When Dr. Charles Fenzi and his wife moved to Santa Barbara a few years ago, they mistakenly thought they were retiring. That anticipated life of leisure never materialized. Instead, for the past five years, Fenzi has served as both CEO and chief medical officer of the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics. Shoehorned into a relentlessly busy schedule —starting before 7 a.m. and ending 12 hours later—is a half day each week seeing patients. Little wonder the sailboat Fenzi bought remains terminally perched up against the side of his house. He insists he’s merely a hood ornament for an organization that hums along due only to the highoctane talents of a remarkable staff. Yet Fenzi took over soon after the neighborhood clinics—which see about 20,000 of Santa Barbara’s most vulnerable patients a year—were rescued from financial collapse. Under his guidance, the clinics have not merely survived; they’ve thrived. He helped secure a coveted federal designation that dramatically improved the clinics’ financial stability and opened a dental facility, a clinic in Goleta, and, in partnership with Sanctuary House, the Integrated Care Clinic downtown to provide mental-health, dental, and medical services. Despite the relentless pace, Fenzi, fast to smile, quick to laugh, and one of the more ubiquitous medical figures in town, makes it all look easy, almost fun. “I get to rub elbows with such talented people,” he said,“and the patients are so grateful we’re here.”


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Robert Funai For the Love of Roses





Robert Funai is a perennial Grateful Deadhead who’s made a life of dead-heading roses. The humor of it isn’t lost on him. For 26 years Funai has worked for the city’s Parks & Recreation Department, delicately pruning, feeding, and shaping the A.C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden at the S.B. Mission with help from the small army of volunteers that he trains and coordinates. It’s not unusual for him to spend six- to eight-hour days, sometimes in the high heat of summer, crouched among the thorns of the accredited garden’s 1,500 plants to keep it healthy and blooming. You’ll often find him caring for Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden, too. Funai caught the rose bug as a horticulture student at City College, and the more he worked with the flower, the more he grew to love it. “There’s a mystery about them,” he said. “They’ve inspired so much—art, love, poetry, war.” Though he found his calling, it came with a price, Funai joked, showing off thin scars on his hands and forearms. “I needed to learn how to dance with them, to give them respect,” he explained.“That usually means moving slowly.” At 64, Funai admits he’s slowing down, but he’s not stopping anytime soon. “I love what I’m doing.” To pass on his many years of hard-earned knowledge, he hosts walk-up lessons at the Rose Garden every Thursday morning and is always eager to book regular volunteers, who are only asked to devote an hour a week of their time. To properly maintain a rose bush—especially a whole park of them—takes time, patience, and know-how, Funai said. But the skills are all eminently learnable.“Roses aren’t rocket science,” he said.“But they sure are amazing.”

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Sister Margaret Keaveney Senior Dignity Within easy eyeshot of Sister Margaret Keaveney’s desk is an old-timey photograph of children having a snack at the first St. Vincent’s in Santa Barbara, a daycare and orphanage on De la Vina Street that opened in 1858. St. Vincent’s today, sheltered behind tall trees and green grass on Calle Real near Highway 154, was once a pasture for the sheep and goats that supported the Daughters of Charity’s downtown work. As times have changed, so have their goals, and many say it is Keaveney’s long-range focus and tireless advocacy that have continued their success. Keaveney, of course, would rather give her fellow sisters and administrators the credit, for instance, for creating classes designed to entice the seniors living in Villa Caridad’s low- and very-low-income apartments out of their familiar rooms and into a more social and stimulating class or discussion group. It’s true: The 21 acres of housing she oversees couldn’t operate without its 50 staff members. But it was with Keaveney’s firm guiding hand that the 95 senior apartments and 75 family homes were completed after more than a decade of planning, adding “great dignity for the people who are here.” That kind of energy combines sweetly with Keaveney’s perceptive empathy in the work she’s taken on since stepping down as CEO and president earlier this year. When she noticed that changes in the young mothers program had sad ripple effects, she devised a stronger program that calmed the waters. At Villa Caridad, Keaveney saw blank walls, so she began inquiring around town of artists who might donate original artwork. The response was overwhelming. According to Sister Margaret, the secret of St. Vincent’s is its staff, who care and follow through on the help their residents can need. Her own secret, said her staff members, is the delight she takes in simpler things, such as reading stories to the children at the Early Childhood Education Center.



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Jose Caballero Environmental Science Teacher



If Jose Caballero’s Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES) class were a Broadway show, it’d be standing-room only. He teaches five sections of the class at Santa Barbara High School and every year has to turn away students. Caballero also has to turn away kids who want to take his Small-Scale Food Production class, which meets at 7 a.m.—called zero period—and gives 38 students seven-days-a-week responsibility for row crops, chickens, bees, catfish, and the hydro- and aquaponics setups. The conversation kept turning to food as Caballero explained he felt lucky to be the guy who taught kids about things they were already interested in: fairness, hypocrisy, justice, and how those issues relate to global matters such as pollution, water, and food. “Three times a day, five times a day in my case,” he said, “we can make a decision that can have environmental consequences.” Many explained APES was their favorite class because they could relate to it and had fun discussing openly the deep topics that underlay the science they were learning. An Argentinian by birth, Caballero said school had been no fun for him; he arrived in the United States at age 8, had to learn English, and found himself the butt of others’ jokes. But by high school, he had found his footing, going on to UCSB and majoring in ecology and evolution, physical anthropology, and zoology, and then taking a master’s degree in education. He’s been at Santa Barbara High for 16 years, honing his method of teaching by connecting with students’ interests, be those hiking, sailing, fishing, or caring for animals.“Parents credit me for engaging their kids,” he said,“but I credit the parents. Their kids are sensitive and so emotionally mature. They give me a lot of hope.”

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Angela Walters Rockwell Animal-Welfare Angel When Angela Walters Rockwell moved to Santa Barbara in 2003, she decided to volunteer at the animal shelter to get involved in her new community. “Somebody pointed me at the ASAP cat shelter, and I signed up that day,” she said.“It was really just kind of a whim that profoundly changed my life.” The Texas native with a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University soon found herself immersed in the welfare of the felines, first as a boardmember and then as director of the organization, a position that she’s held for six and a half years. Fortuitously, her years in the environmental sector prepared her for many of the challenges she faces today.“I had spent a lot of time trying to problem solve and consensus build among different groups, and I think that laid the groundwork for being able to step in to nonprofit management,” she said. During her tenure, Rockwell has created myriad innovative programs, including Tiny Lion Tamers, in which volunteers socialize orphaned feral kittens so they can be adopted. With its open admissions policy— policy “We don’t turn any animals away”— away” ASAP (Animal Shelter Assistance Program) is a last resort for animals. “I’m so proud of the time I’ve been at ASAP and the work we’ve done,” said Rockwell, who sees the impact ASAP has on humans as well. “These relationships that we have with animals are about family; they are about community; they are about moving through both the joy and the heartbreak of life.”



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Maria Garcia Compassionate Caretaker



Every working day for the past 30 years, Maria Garcia has had to confront fear. A medical assistant for the County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department, Garcia works exclusively with people dealing with HIV and AIDS. While no longer a certain death sentence, these diseases still kill. Since 1981, 549 residents in Santa Barbara County have died from HIV/AIDS. Despite major medical advances, every year a few more join their ranks. Garcia is the first person these patients see when they show up for treatment; she’s the one to take their vital signs; she’s the one who coaches them on their treatment regimens. Over the years, many doctors have come and gone, but Garcia, a Santa Barbara native and graduate of Santa Barbara High School, has been the clinic’s one constant. According to doctors who’ve worked with her, Garcia exudes a gentle, reassuring strength — there is no judgement, just acceptance. “She has a loving presence,” said one physician. “When they first come in, you can see their fear,” Garcia said of new patients.“You try to calm that fear.” Then there’s the shame and stigma.“You look them in the eye. You hold their hand,” she said. “They’re going to feel you don’t want to touch them.” When Garcia first started, she said the waiting room was so crowded that patients often had to stand. Today, those numbers are much diminished, as are the multiple vials of medications required for treatment. For patients to survive, however, more is required than merely taking pills. Significant lifestyle changes are necessary. “I tell them,‘You have to be faithful to your treatment. That means safe sex. That means nutrition.You have to stick with it.’ ” Even with treatment, not everyone makes it. “It hurts to see them go,” Garcia said. “I just take it in my heart.”

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Anne and Hale Milgrim Music Industry Pioneers and Environmental Activists The 1960s may have set the stage, but the 1970s and 1980s were the golden age of rock, and Anne and Hale Milgrim were either in the front row or backstage the whole time. They met in Isla Vista in 1969 at the Magic Lantern Theater; a year later they were in Berkeley, with Hale managing the Discount Records store on Telegraph. By 1973, Hale was executing some of the most influential marketing campaigns in music for Warner/Elektra, and Anne was working for Pacific Sounds, a dominant force in retail audio. Four years went by, and Hale was director of merchandising for Warner Records, and Anne had become Bill Graham’s top assistant, handling everything from the logistics of giant music festivals to the interior design of Graham’s homes and offices. In 1989, Hale was named president and CEO of Capitol Records, while Anne made her mark by creating influential public service announcements on behalf of the environment that featured some of the big stars who were the couple’s close friends. Santa Barbara was a natural place to return when they decided to step back from these roles, but their active days were far from over. Anne and Hale helped raise the money and make the plans that renovated the Santa Barbara Bowl, and they partnered with Peggy Jones to produce the Lobero’s Sings Like Hell series. Through radio, live performances, and unstinting devotion to the community, Hale and Anne Milgrim have brought great music to untold numbers of people and done a lot of good in the process.“I would have never had the success or fulfillment without her guiding light, her spiritual awareness, and love,” said Hale of Anne. “She will have been my partner for 49 years this January.”





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11/25: Jeffyne Telson The president and founder of ResQcats, a nonprofit sanctuary dedicated to the rescue, care, and adoption of stray and abandoned cats and kittens in S.B., will be signing copies of her book, Cat Tails: HeartWarming Stories About the Cats and Kittens of ResQcats. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the book sales go to ResQcats, who have so far placed more than 2,800 cats and kittens. 10am-3pm. Montecito Pet Shop, 2020 Cliff Dr. Free. Call 965-6780.

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11/25: Opening Artist Reception: Holiday Art Show New works

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by Dave DeMatteo, Grace Schlesier, Victor Fisher, Marty Goldstein, Barron Postmus, Vicki Catapano, and others will be on display for viewing and holiday purchases. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet some of the artists, such as Dirk Foslien and Richard Myer. The exhibit shows through December 31. Noon-4pm. Solvang Antiques, 1693 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang, Free. Call 686-2322.

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Meditation Intro Class This class, perfect for beginners as well as those with experience, will begin with a guided breathing meditation and culminate in a second meditation based upon the evening’s topic of gratitude. 6:30-7:30pm. Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr., 508 Brinkerhoff Ave. $10. Call 563-6000.

THURSDAY 11/23 See Thanksgiving Events on p. 46.


FRIDAY 11/24

SATURDAY 11/25 11/25: S.B. Reads Film Series: Strange Magic This 2015 madcap fairy tale is an animated musical inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream using popular songs from the past six decades, with goblins, elves, fairies, imps, and a battle over a powerful potion. 2-3:45pm. Martin Luther King Jr. Wing, Eastside Library, 1102 E. Montecito St. Free. Rated PG. Call 963-3727.

playboy (Eugenio Derbez) must grow up quickly when a former lover gives him their daughter to raise — then leaves without a trace in this 2013 movie. You won’t believe what happens when the biological mother returns. Un “playboy” muy irresponsable (Eugenio Derbez) debe crecer rápidamente cuando una amante del pasado le deja a su hija para que la críe y después desaparece sin dejar trazo en este película de 2013. No creerás lo que sucede cuando la madre biológica regresa. Enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between Assemblymember Monique Limón and area media personality Andy Valdez. This film will be presented in Spanish with no subtitles. 3pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-$20. Rated PG-13. Call 899-2222.

ongoing: ReMARKable This nine-person group show features abstract paintings, stone sculpture, and photography featuring figurative commentary on the human condition, as well as photography of the natural world. Exhibit closes November 27. 10 West Gallery, 10 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 770-7711. ongoing:

Botanicals Artist Michelle Castle’s botanical watercolor illustrations combine her fascination and appreciation for vintage etchings and stylized text with fine, handcrafted papers. Drawings from the 1600s-1700s are hand-painted with watercolor into multidimensional illustrations, and some are then further manipulated digitally and printed on 100 percent cotton rag paper. The exhibit shows through January 4, 2018. Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, 2870 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. ongoing:


Fantasia This exhibit brings together works by three established gallery artists — András Györfi from Hungary, Ana Marini from Argentina, and Julia Pinkham from California — who explore in their paintings fantasy and storytelling in a wide range of styles, from realistic to totally abstract. The exhibit shows through December 3. Artamo Gallery, 11 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 568-1400.

MONDAY 11/27 11/27-11/28: Jersey Boys Theater


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Make sure to stop and say hi to Duncan the Dinosaur while you are shopping at Paseo Nuevo this holiday season as he roams around the center court. 10am1pm. Paseo Nuevo Shopping Ctr., 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 963-7147. events



The S.B. Symphony Presents Saint-Saëns’s The Carnival of the Animals Lara Webber will guest conduct a 45-minute

program, the ultimate in family-music fun, with narration and a series of musical sketches portraying various animals, such as the “Royal March of the Lion,” followed by a succession of other tuneful creatures large and small. Spanish interpretation will be available. KidZone pre-concert activities with the Symphony’s Music Van, S.B. Zoo, and S.B. Public Library will begin at 2 p.m. 3pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-$50. Ages 3+. Call 899-2222.

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League is back with the story of four guys from New Jersey who became Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Go behind the music in this Tony Award–winning true-life show, and watch them go from singing under the streetlights to the top of the charts until personal and professional problems threaten to tear the group apart. With songs such as “Sherry,”“Big Girls Don’t Cry,”“Walk Like a Man,”“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and more, this is the musical that will be just too good to be true! 7:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $55-$99. Ages 12+. Call 899-2222. Read more on p. 59.

11/27: A.J. Harris Book-Signing Author A.J. Harris invites you to celebrate the release of his new novel, Lucifer in the Celestial Gardens, a spellbinding story set in a scandalous small town in Illinois. There will be refreshments, wine, and drawings for novels. 3pm. Clubhouse, Maravilla Senior Living Community, 5486 Calle Real, Goleta. Free.

TUESDAY 11/28 11/28: Storytime at the Library: Judy McGrath Special guest Judy McGrath from S.B. Wildlife Care Network will give you simple facts about living in harmony with our “natural pest controllers” in this special wildlife presentation.



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11/25: Random Rab Independent electronic music producer Random Rab has been around for two decades and played music festivals around the world. He released his 11th full-length album, Formless Edge, this past summer, incorporating acoustic rock, experimental electronica, Eastern music, and kirtan. 9pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $17.50-$20. Ages 21+. Call 965-8676.


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Descent Go from New Zealand, home to some of the Southern Hemisphere’s deepest lines, to the French Alps. Cruise through the Northern Rockies and rip the rugged terrain of Jackson Hole. In Norway, a Canadian ski patroller enjoys the company of his Norwegian brethren, and in British Columbia, the Provo brothers discover the powsurfing stashes of Mustang Powder Lodge. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $21. Call 963-0761.

10:30-11am. Community Hall, Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd., Montecito. Call 969-5063.

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WEDNESDAY 11/29 11/29: Zadie Smith in Conversation with Pico Iyer British novelist, essayist, and short-story writer Zadie Smith, known for her unique perspective on contemporary culture, superb dialogue, and emotionally rich stories, will sit down with author and essayist Pico Iyer. From her award-winning debut novel, White Teeth, to her newest novel, Swing Time, Smith writes about multicultural backgrounds and one’s roots in an intimate way that is important globally. Don’t miss seeing this voice of a generation in person. Books by both authors will be available for purchase and signing. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10-$35. Call 893-3535. Read more on p. 65.

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11/29: Unmasked Book-Signing and Reading Contributors to the

Esfahani Smith will speak about strategies to enrich your life, improve your community, and gather with others who share a passion through community meetings and Benjamin Franklin Circles, circles that meet using Ben Franklin’s classic 13 virtues to spark discussion about member’s goals and aspirations, who they want to be, and what they want to contribute to the world. Registration is required. 4-6pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5641.

new anthology Unmasked: Women Write About Sex & Intimacy After Fifty Fifty, will read excerpts of their pieces and sign copies of this collection of poems and essays from 52 women writers and poets from places such as Melbourne, L.A., D.C., Delaware, New Mexico, and New England. Get ready for frank tales of love and intimacy. Refreshments will be served. 5pm. Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 E. Valley Rd., Ste. 52. Free. Call 969-4977. Reading

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11/22-11/25, 11/29: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Wed.: Blues Bob. Fri.: David Vignoe. Sat.: Kylie Butler. Wed.: Jim Rankin. 5:30-8:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200.

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11/24-11/26: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Daniel Lower and Friends. 6-9pm. Sat.: Bryan Titus Trio; 1:30-4:30pm. Robert Thomas Blues Band; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Little Jonny and the Giants; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066.

11/24-11/25: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. Fri.: Michael Edward. Sat.: The Mac Talley Trip. 6-8pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 965-7985.

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11/24-11/25: M.Special Brewing Co. Fri.: Stiff Pickle. Sat.: Bamblume. 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500.

11/24-11/25: Uptown Lounge Fri.: Paradise Kings. Sat.: Little Al and the Infidels. 8-11pm. 3126 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 845-8800. 11/25: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 962-4660. 11/26: Island Brewing Company Rick Reeves. 3-6pm. 5049 6th St., Carpinteria. Free. Call 745-8272. 3 4 0 0 E H I G H WAY 24 6 , S A N TA Y N E Z · 8 0 0 -24 8 - 6 2 74 · C H U M A S H C A S I N O.C O M


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11/21, 11/23: Special Thanksgiving Services On Tuesday, all are welcome to attend St. Mark’s annual Santa Ynez Valley Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, with a reception to follow the service in Stacy Hall. On Thursday, the Rev. Dr. Randall Day will be leading a brief Thanksgiving Day service featuring special readings and familiar harvest hymns, with a reception after the service in Stacy Hall. Tue.: 7-9pm.; Thu.: 9-10am. St. Mark’s-in-theValley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. Call 688-4454.

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This flat and fast course stands apart from local runs with a straight start down Hollister Avenue to Turnpike, and then along treed bike paths, and finally through a local neighborhood, finishing in Thunderbird Park just off Walnut Avenue. Online registration closes today, November 11/23: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Smash Get 22, at 10:00 a.m., or you outdoors on this holiday and have a smashin’ good time as you watch the gorillas, elephants, can register at the race and other zoo animals play and interact with between 7 and 8:45 a.m. pumpkins. 10am-3:30pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. 9:05am. Parking: Magnolia Free-$17. Call 962-5339. Shopping Ctr., 5124 Hollister Ave.; registration and starting line: Thunderbird Park, 11/22: S.B. Rescue Mission Annual Thanksgiving 182-184 Walnut Ln. $15-$40. Call 284-4720. Feast The S.B. Rescue Mission, the only emergency shelter open 365 nights of the year from Santa Maria to Ventura, 11/23: Chumash Thanksgiving Buffet Enjoy a is prepared to serve more than 300 Thanksgiving meals stress-free Thanksgiving holiday with a full Thanksgiving to community members in need. Don’t let the homeless, hurting, and hungry feel forgotten during the day of thanks. dinner that will include roasted turkey and all the sides, including pumpkin pie. If you don’t want a traditional Noon-2pm. S.B. Rescue Mission, 535 E. Yanonali St. Free. Call 966-1316. dinner, all current daily buffet items will still be available. 1-8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $29.95. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274. 11/22: Hansen Family & Friends Annual fest! It’s time for this pre-Thanksgiving tradition, when members and friends of the Hansen family entertain you 11/23: Outpost Thanksgiving Outpost at The Goodwith live music. Call for priority seating and dinner reservations. 6:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. land is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with the family. The Free. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. culinary team has put together a three-course menu with holiday classics and fresh entrées such as oven-roasted turkey, pan-seared salmon, butternut squash soup, and grilled 11/23: Organic Soup Kitchen 9th Annual asparagus salad, with pumpkin and chocolate cream pies for Thanksgiving Community Dinner A team of volundessert. 4-8pm. Outpost at The Goodland, 5650 Calle Real, teers will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of more Goleta. $55. Call 964-1288. than 80 turkeys, potatoes, veggies, stuffing, smoothies, dessert, 11/23: Finch & Fork and more. There is no buffet line, Thanksgiving This threeas guests sit and are waited on. course menu from Executive Noon-3pm. Veterans’ Memorial Chef James Siao will include Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call 866-7427. roasted carrot soup, Mary’s free-range turkey breast with garlic whipped potatoes, fennel sausage stuffing, country 11/23: The Ritz-Carlton herb gravy, roasted mixed Bacara S.B. Thanksgiving squash and cranberry comDay Brunch Let Executive Chef pote, and pan-seared Wild Vincent Lesage do the cooking: He ZeeBlu ThanksgivIsles salmon with brownwill prepare breakfast favorites, ing 5K & Family Fun butter-cauliflower puree, as including made-to-order omelets Run Run, walk, gallop, or stroll! Children ages well as seasonally themed and waffles, salads, seafood, 12 and younger can run a short race on the desserts such as pumpkin citrus-marinated organic turkey beach, families can participate in the Family Fun mousse and caramelized with all the trimmings, a chilRun for free with Zee the blue-striped zebra, or apple cheesecake. 2-7pm. dren’s buffet, and a dessert buffet you can enter the 5K or 10K run. Proceeds go Finch & Fork, 31 W. Carrillo St. with a beignet station. 10:30amtoward Rocco’s Ranch summer camp, which $80. Call 879-9100. 2pm. Bacara Ballroom Terrace, provides children with developmental or 8301 Hollister Ave. $45-$95. Call cal disabilities the chance to enjoy summertime 571-3018. activities. 9am. Leadbetter Beach, Shoreline Dr. Free-$35. Call 845-1300. COURTESY

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WEEK tory, the zoo will exhibit reindeer! Come to the lawn opposite the Cats of Africa exhibit to see the two male reindeer, an adult named Holiday and a first-year calf named Lightning. These beautiful animals will help answer the questions from area children: If reindeer really exist, what is the difference between caribou and reindeer? Do both male and female reindeer have antlers? And can they really fly? The two reindeer, on loan from Windswept Ranch, located in the foothills above Antelope Valley, will be at the zoo through January 1, 2018. Hours vary. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$17. Call 962-5339.

11/24-11/29: The 8th Annual Festival of Trees You have 16 days to come take a look at these beautifully adorned Christmas trees and buy a raffle ticket in hopes to win one! The Carpinteria Lions Club has provided the trees for sponsorship to raise money for the Carpinteria Arts Center, Friends of the Carpinteria Library, Rancho Alegre Boy Scouts Camp, and Carpinteria Movies in the Park. Trees will be on view through December 9, and the raffle will be on December 10. 11am-8pm. Carpinteria Arts Center, 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Call 684-7789.

11/24-11/26: 25th Annual Candy-Cane Train Take a ride on this festively decorated miniature train. A ticket buys you a ride, an assortment of holiday treats, a coupon for a future ride, and entrance into the museum’s holiday display of toy trains and teddy bears. Riders must be at least 34 inches in height. Receive a discount and avoid the line by buying your tickets in advance online. The train runs until December 24. 1-4pm. South Coast Railroad Museum, 300 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. $4. Call 964-3540.

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11/25: 37th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire This annual event will showcase the work of 85 California artisans, including antiquesilverware wind chimes, country crafts, fine custom jewelry, fiber arts, fused and stained glass, succulent dish gardens, holiday items, art, and gifts for kids and babies. There will be foods and baked goods for sale, with children’s activities, live music, and photos with Santa! 10am-3pm. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 965 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Call 684-3112. | (805) 730 - 4416

11/28: 16th Annual Pickle Tree Lighting Following holiday music and the Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch at 5 p.m. that lights the 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as the Pickle Tree. Enjoy warm apple cider and cookies with hundreds of students, alumni, and take a picture with Santa. 4pm. Kerrwood Lawn, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. Free. Call 565-6056.

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11/29: Beautiful Holiday Food Treats In this class you will make and package homemade treats that people will begin to look forward to every holiday. You’ll discover what to prepare, how to prepare it, and how to package the final product. Save time and money while making fabulous treats that will be long remembered and enjoyed. 10am-2pm. Culinary Lab, Rm. 27, S.B. City College Schott Campus, 310 W. Padre St. $51. Call 687-0812.

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t’s a Tuesday morning a handful of days before the autumn equinox. Fourth grader Luisa is exploring a rocky wonderland along East Camino Cielo, an area of climbable outcroppings and pine trees threaded with trails. She asks me, “Do you hear that?” I hear a wren-tit calling from the chaparral. “It’s a cricket,” she asserts. About to correct her, I listen deeper. I hear the cricket. As we pause, the soundscape expands to include the breeze in the trees and the clamorous joy of the rest of Luisa’s class exploring nearby. Luisa tells me she’s a naturalist. In particular, she says she’s interested in moss, pointing to a sandstone boulder. We crouch down, peering closely at the lichens colonizing the rock. She asks, “Do you think the other kids want to be friends to nature?” This is the second year Wilderness Youth Project (WYP) has offered this Bridge to Nature program to about 300 Santa Barbara 4th graders. Most of them don’t show up curious about moss. But as we rotate through classes during the program, we realized it’s a time of firsts — the first time the kids get to climb on rocks, to see squirrels eating seeds from a pinecone, to investigate the muddy shallows of the Santa Ynez River, to marvel at moss. As Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poetic reflection reminds us, “The first in time and the first in importance on the influences upon the mind is that of nature.” In schools challenged to overcome significant achievement and enrichment gaps, the outdoors offers a level playing field. Educational strategies are always evolving, working to respond to the times while balancing funding and testing trends. And in recent decades, evidence has piled up in support of outdoor education. Social ecologist Stephen Kellert of Yale University sums it up: “Children’s direct and regular experience of the natural world is an irreplaceable dimension of healthy maturation and development.” But we’re not offering regular doses of this essential developmental ingredient today — schoolchildren spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors. So, is outdoor ed science? PE? Social studies? Language? I’m going with “all of the above.” As Next Generation Science Standards were developed in recent years, real-life experiences of natural processes lined

up with curriculum. In 2015, California even adopted a Blueprint for Environmental Literacy to include environmental principles in curricula of history and social science. And back in 2005, the California Department of Education found that at-risk children who participated in outdoor education programs raised their science test scores by 27 percent, improved their conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills, and experienced better self-esteem and motivation to learn. Tempting as it is to think that time in nature is related only to science, we’re hearing back from teachers about what one of them has dubbed “the experience bank.” To write, for example, a student must have something to write about. If prompted to write about a summer vacation that was spent mostly indoors, there might not be much to write about. However, after a few adventurous hours outside with WYP, students have made deposits in their experience banks, which informs their writing and achievements in English language arts. “When I announce that tomorrow is a WYP day, the kids burst out in cheer,” reflected another teacher. “An overwhelming number of students cite WYP as their favorite activity, and [they’ve been] very detailed in their keen appreciation for learning outdoors, immersing themselves in nature, and making memories.” Another teacher added, “We study soils, rocks, and landforms in 4th grade, so their monthly hands-on WYP adventures lend perfectly to science [and adds] vivid content to their narratives.” There’s no across-the-board panacea for the difficulties of public education. But the idea that spending time outdoors makes our children smarter, healthier, and happier is something to keep in mind. When “back to school” includes a bit of “go outside and play,” that’s good news. —Michelle Howard

A recent Wilderness Youth Project campaign raised more than $220,000 for the nonprofit’s outdoor education programming. For more information, visit WYP is also one of 44 nonprofits participating in Santa Barbara Gives!, a year-end opportunity to give to organizations making an impact in our community. Learn more and donate to any of the 44 nonprofits at

ver since relocating to Southern California a few decades ago, I’ve made the road trip to and from my Northern California hometown more times than I can remember. But it wasn’t until this fall that I exited the highway at Avila Beach. I’m glad I did. With family in tow, a long weekend in this quiet beach town — just 100 miles from Santa Barbara— Barbara produced a much-needed mental reset brought on by comfortable lodging, sightseeing discoveries, and plenty of foodbased indulgences. Pulling into town on a Thursday evening, we hung a left at Avila Beach’s one and only stoplight to arrive at Avila Lighthouse Suites, which commands a wide view across San Luis Obispo Bay. Late out of the gate from Santa Barbara, we had missed our reservation in nearby Oceano for a show at The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville, and as we checked in and set out on foot for dinner, I may have pinky promised my daughters a return trip for its rollout of A Christmas Carol. After toasted flatbread chicken-pesto sandwiches at Old Custom House, we hit the sack, looking forward to the morning’s two-wheeled tour. The bicycle may be the greatest form of transportation. But when you’re in semi-lazy vacation mode, why even pretend you want to do any actual pedaling? Enter Pedego Electric Bikes, provider of our fully powered quiver— quiver beach cruisers for my better half and our 12-yearold, plus a sturdy two-seater for me and our youngest— youngest upon which we experienced more fun than can be reasonably described within the confines of this article. All smiles at 10-15 miles per hour, we hummed along Bob Jones Trail for lunch at Avila Valley Barn, a produce market with hayrides, free-ranging fowl, and hungry goats looking for a handout. The crisp crunch of fresh cabbage topped the warm pulled pork of my open-face sandwich. That evening along the waterfront, we discovered that the whole of Avila Beach finds collective joy in cruising the farmers’ market, swaying to live music, and deep-sixing happy-hour specials. A few blocks from the action, we dined on crab cakes, bread-bowl chowder, and baked sea bass at Ocean Grill. Our Saturday began with Mexican mochas at Kraken Coffee Co., named after that sea monster from Clash of the Titans, an old favorite of the café’s owner. Then we drove to nearby Edna Valley for an early lunch. With great fondness I remember the Toscano panini— panini lean ham, sharp provolone, pepperoncinis, and pesto from locally grown basil— at The Gourmet Deli, part of Sextant Wines. We made it back basil to town for octopus feeding time at Central Coast Aquarium, and tied off our day on Hanford Pier for Alaskan cod, Delaware oysters, and steamed clams at Mersea’s. Sunday morning arrived all too soon, and with the Central Coast blue and tranquil in the rearview mirror, we checked out with breakfast burritos and platter-sized pancakes at Rock & Roll Diner in Oceano. We’ll be back, Avila Beach. We pinky promise. —Keith Hamm

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For 40 years, the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) has stood up to those who would pollute and exploit our local environment, securing landmark environmental victories which impact the southcentral coast, the state of California, and the Nation. To this day, EDC stands as the only nonprofit, public interest environmental law firm between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Founded as a response to the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill, EDC represents community groups working to protect our climate and local environment. Over four decades, EDC has represented more than 120 different nonprofit organizations, providing free and low-cost legal services to groups small and large, local and national. EDC’s many victories include permanently preserving more than 100,000 acres of local open space, including: Carpinteria Bluffs, Douglas Family Preserve, Ellwood Mesa, Sedgwick Ranch, Hearst Ranch, and Ormond Beach Wetlands. We have time-after-time protected our marine waters from irresponsible fossil fuel projects,

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including our unprecedented and successful work retiring 40 offshore oil leases, stopping three separate attempts to import Liquefied Natural Gas, and winning the first-ever environmental assessment for hydraulic fracking and acidizing from offshore oil platforms.We have worked to limit ship-whale collisions, eliminated the government-imposed “no-otter” zone that barred southern sea otters from re-inhabiting Southern California waters, and worked tirelessly to protect local creeks and help restore critically endangered Southern California steelhead. The multi-national corporations, federal agencies, and others that EDC faces always have deeper pockets, but we have a powerful track record, winning cases against the likes of Exxon, the federal government, the American Petroleum Institute, and BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining corporation. What has made EDC’s remarkable history of environmental victories possible is the support from our community. Every donation, no matter how small, makes a difference in keeping EDC strong to provide legal protection for what really matters.




BATTLES WON: EDC permanently retired 40 offshore oil leases and helped convince Santa Barbara County to adopt the strictest county greenhouse gas emission standards in CA.

BATTLES WON: EDC played a leadership role in creating our local Marine Protected Areas and won a lawsuit allowing sea otters to return throughout their natural range.

CURRENT FIGHTS: EDC is working to stop 750 new dirty and dangerous cyclic steam drilling oil wells in Santa Barbara County.

CURRENT FIGHTS: EDC has sued the federal government over permitting of fracking and acidizing from offshore oil platforms.



BATTLES WON: EDC helped preserve 100,000 acres of open space including Carpinteria Bluffs, Douglas Family Preserve, Ellwood Mesa, Sedgwick Ranch, Ormond Beach Wetlands, and Hearst Ranch.

BATTLES WON: EDC helped defeat a massive Liquefied Natural Gas terminal off Oxnard’s coast and limited polluted storm water flowing off multiple Ventura County oil fields.

CURRENT FIGHTS: EDC is working to ensure permanent protection of More Mesa and fighting to preserve Naples and protect the entire Gaviota Coast.

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t’s not just this week, but daily or monthly, I feel gratitude about many Santa Barbara: Lilibeth Castillo things. (water polo, McKendree); Cassandra The sun rising and setting over Gordon (basketball, Georgetown); the Pacific, full moons, low tides when Grace Raisin (water polo, UC Berkeley); Georgia Ransone (water polo, you can walk as far as you want along UC San Diego); Payton Wolf (soccer, the shoreline. Westmont) The no. 5 bus, which stops at Hendry’s Beach and which I should take more often. San Marcos: Lili Rose Akin (water The Obern Trail, a bike path (with polo, Brown); Owen Bates (soccer, a short byway on residential streets) Westmont); Addie Furrer (soccer, that skirts Atascadero Creek from Vieja Portland State); Sydney Hess (soccer, Valley to Goleta Beach. Westmont); Aliyah Huerta-Leipner (softball, Boston College); Allie Jones Game Sevens, and Games Fives and (track and field, Stanford); Maija Sixes leading up to them. Roger Angell, 97, who still posts Ninness (swimming, Brown); Sarah Owens (water polo, UCSB); Piper eloquent baseball essays in the New Yorker. Smith (water polo, UC Irvine); Sophia Other nonagenarians who inspire Trumbull (water polo, UCSB) us: Vin Scully (almost) throwing out the first pitch; Tommy Lasorda still Dos Pueblos: Talia Bloxham (softball, Amherst); Isaac Coffey (basebleeding blue; Santa Barbara’s own Bill Bertka, the Lakers’ scouting guru, ball, Oral Roberts); Ryann Neushul who convinced the team to draft Utah’s (water polo, Stanford); Thea Neushul Kyle Kuzma, a rookie revelation. (water polo, UC San Diego); Nova Sinskul (softball, Loyola Chicago) Upsets. Come on; Alabama and the BIG PLAY: Bishop Diego High’s Isaiah Veal (21) gathered in a long pass during the Cardinals’ 59-21 victory Patriots can’t win all the time. over San Marino in the CIF Division 6 playoffs last week. The Cardinals (11-1) will play in the semifinals for Scandal-free college athletics. Meanwhile, UCSB announced the seventh time in 12 years Friday, when they travel to Saugus. Knock on hardwood, but UCSB and the basketball players who signed to Westmont have been promoting true become Gauchos in 2018-19. For the student athletes, otherwise known as men: Amadou Sow, a 69 forward, and playoffs, win the 1960 championship. Off the field, he was a four-and-done players. Sékou Touré, a 64 guard, from Procharismatic young man, as attested by the turnout of former lific Prep Academy in Napa; and 68 forward Jay Nagle SBCC’s La Playa Stadium, an unbeatable setting. of Will C. Wood High in Vacaville. For the women: Kiana High school sports. They reveal the heart of the com- schoolmates at the celebration of his life in Santa Maria. Gilbert bypassed the 1964 Olympics because he had to Vierra, a 510 guard from Kamehameha-Kapalama School munity, bringing generations together and belying the notion that this is pri- go to work to support a family. He had a barbershop on in Honolulu; Lauren Lee, a 511 guard from Trinity High in Anacapa Street that was a popular gathering place. Later River Forest, IL; and Megan Ormiston, a 63 forward from marily a tourist town. CIF championship dreams. he attended UCSB and worked as a computer operator Murrieta Valley. n Bishop Diego and Dos Pueblos at Vandenberg Air Force Base. He moved his family to have never reached the top in football, Santa Maria, endearing himself to the community at Pacific JOHN but both have a shot this year, as does Christian Church. “Our conversations shifted from what Laguna Blanca in 8-man football. we used to do to what we could do,” said his pastor, Grant Title IX and the daughters who make themselves and Gridiron. Gilbert’s gift of speed faded over time, but he us proud. found other ways to make friends and influence people in The Special Olympics. a positive way. 11/24: High School Football: Valley View at Another great sprinter who once lived among us was Alums who give back to area schools and colleges, the Dos Pueblos It will be Football Friday in Goleta, benefactors whose names are on such community assets Frank Wykoff, the winner of gold medals in the 4×100 as the DP Chargers take an 11-game winning streak as Elings Park and Girsh Park, and others whose generosity relay at three Olympic Games (1928, ’32, and ’36). He later into the CIF Division 10 semifinals. The only other makes this a better place. served 14 years as a Carpinteria elementary school teacher time they came this far was in 2001, when Shane and superintendent. The Wykoff trophy, awarded to the Lopes (who has coached Laguna Blanca into the FAST TIMES: Gray Avenue, a couple of blocks in Santa winner of the boys’ 100 at Carpinteria’s Russell Cup 8-man Division 2 finals) was their quarterback. The Barbara’s Funk Zone, was once a quiet residential street track meet, went to Johnny Gilbert in 1960 and ’61. Chargers (11-1) have been rock solid on defense since where Johnny Gilbert grew up. It was not so quiet when In 1930, Wykoff was the first man to run 100 yards in 9.4 their only loss in August. They contained an explosive it became Johnny’s speedway. “We used to race on Gray seconds. Hayes set the world record at 9.1, and Gilbert was running back from Gahr in last week’s 35-28 victory, Avenue,” recalled Clarence “Nippy” Banks at Gilbert’s clocked in 9.2 (all those times on stopwatches, rounded up and they’ll be tested again by Valley View senior Justin Keeling, who rushed for 264 yards and five recent memorial service. Banks didn’t have to reveal who to the nearest 1/10th second). The standard for the fastest touchdowns in a 59-28 pounding of Garden Grove Pawon those boyhood races. Gilbert became the second- humans has shifted to 100 meters (109.36 yards), and Usain cifica. The Eagles (9-3) also passed for 210 yards. DP fastest sprinter in the country, beaten only by world-record Bolt is king at 9.58 seconds. But in a short fantasy race on has a balanced offense led by senior quarterback Jake holder Bob Hayes in the 100-yard dash at the 1963 U.S. track Gray Avenue, I’d bet on the quick-starting, 56 Johnny Ramirez. The winner Friday will play either Quartz and field championships. Gilbert over the tall Jamaican. Hill (11-1) or Apple Valley (11-0) for the championBefore then, Gilbert ran track and played football at ship next week. 7pm. Scott O’Leary Field, Dos Pueblos Santa Barbara High. 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location for Ca’Dario Trattoria and Pizzeria, coming to the Kmart shopping center, next to The French Press, Chipotle, and Rusty’s Pizza, will open in January 2018. The former home of Bicycle Bob’s has been under renovation since the fall of 2016. MISO HUNGRY MOVES DOWNTOWN: Reader sbmizzou

let me know that Miso Hungry Japanese restaurant has moved from upper State Street to its new downtown digs at 134 East Canon Perdido Street, the former home of Sojourner Café. Miso Hungry is a quick-service Japanese deli that offers snacks, sushi wraps, rice bowls, and salads. You can order off the featured menu or build your own meal. Call 324-4430 or see ELADIO’S CLOSES: The Romasanta family has


Modern Times Beer, with two locations in San Diego, is coming to 418 State Street, the former home of India House. The ABC liquor license database confirms the news. Modern Times Beer will be within a block of Santa Barbara Brewing Company and the future home of Institution Ale Company. With Night Lizard Brewing Company and Captain Fatty’s coming to the 600 and 200 blocks of State Street, respectively, it looks like we have the making of a downtown brewery war.

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focuses on individual artisan pizzas using highquality Italian flour and also offers small bites, including homemade meatballs, truffle egg, and various salads. The restaurant will have different specials each day, including daily crostini. A beer and wine license should be approved shortly. Ca’Dario Pizzeria Veloce is open daily, 11 a.m.10 p.m.



intard Commercial Real Estate has announced the leasing of 516 State Street to Institution Ale Company, a Camarillobased brewery specializing in Americanstyle ales. The new location is the former home of Caffe Primo and Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro. “Considering all the recent challenges of leasing a larger restaurant site in the downtown retail district, I am very pleased to have secured a solid tenant for the landlord,” said Dave Pintard, president of Pintard Commercial Real Estate. “Institution Ale has a very successful track record in Ventura County, and I have every belief that they will be as popular and successful in this location.” Shaun Smith, Institution Ale Company cofounder, is looking forward to expanding to the State Street spot. “We love the architecture of the building, the retro style, the location being in the heart of State Street, and the inviting all-glass storefront,” he said. “With this new location, we’ll be able to share all our beers with a new community. Beer is best when it’s fresh. Being able to brew a beer and drive it 40 minutes up the road and put it on tap for everyone in Santa Barbara is going to be a lot of fun.” Founded in 2013, Institution Ale Company is known for utilizing nontraditional ingredients such as vanilla, cocoa nibs, coffee, and peppers. All its beer is brewed in a three-vessel, 15-barrel Premier Stainless brewing system. Everything—recipe development, ingredient selection, the brewing process, and packaging —is completed in-house by the company’s brew team to create handcrafted ales. Institution Ale Company will start renovating 516 State Street during the spring of 2018 and will open its doors to the public that fall. Visit




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To include your listing for under $20 a week, contact or call 965-5205. FRENCH Petit Valentien, 1114 State St. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close (dinner). Sun $25.50 four course prix fixe dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Robert Dixon presents classic French comfort food at affordable cost in this cozy gem of a restaurant. Petit Valentien offers a wide array of meat and seafood entrees along with extensive small plates and a wine list specializing in amazing quality at arguably the best price in town. A warm romantic atmosphere makes the perfect date spot. Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended. INDIAN Flavor of India 3026 State 682‑6561 $$ Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is affordable too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $10.95 M‑S dinner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori‑ Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, curries & vegetarian.Wine & Beer. Take out. VOTED BEST for 20 YEARS! IRISH Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. (next to lot 10) SB, 568‑0702. $$. Open 7 days 11:30a‑Close (Food ‘til 10p, 11p on Sat/Sun). AE MC V Disc. Authentic

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THE STORY OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS mainstay of the airwaves as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. A jukebox musical (i.e., a musical that utilizes existing, popular songs), Jersey Boys features the band’s most memorable works in intricately arranged medleys to tell the incredible story of its humble roots and its rise to the top of the charts. “He’s lived this crazy life,” said actor Jonny Wexler of his character. Wexler has been playing Frankie Valli for the last four years — more than 800 performances. “That’s what makes the piece so special. It’s this crazy rags-to-riches, improbable story of a bunch of guys from the wrong side of Jersey, who did this crazy thing. And the play is willing to show the darker side of their lives

and their career, and what touring does to them …We show that life isn’t always this amazing ride … It’s a happy show, but in many ways, it’s also tragic.” Over the course of the performance, audiences see the characters’ triumphs and tragedies, exemplified by the Four Seasons’ music. Within the narrative structure of the show, most of the music is performed within the context of the boys being in the recording studio or in performance, making Jersey Boys about more than four men thrust into the spotlight: It’s a musical that explores the business of creating pop music. “We don’t sing any songs, with a few exceptions, in their entirety,” said Wexler of the arrangement of the Jersey Boys score, adding that the tunes and the story serve each other in a complementary way. “They’re cut up and spliced together— together it’s really ingenious.” But even with truncated versions of the Four Seasons’ music, Jersey Boys’ Valli is an incredibly challenging role, especially given Valli’s notable, rangy falsetto. “It’s a lot of singing,” said Wexler. “Lots of singing every day to be ready for this three-hour marathon … [in musical theater] it’s unheard of for one person to sing lead on 35 songs.” After several years of embodying Valli, Wexler’s favorite show moments include singing the classic hit, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “There’s nothing like singing ‘Can’t Take’ at the end of the show,” he said. “Not



only is the song amazing, but the way they construct the story leading into the song is genius, and there’s nothing like it, with the horns behind you and everything.” He also admitted loving to see the audience during the performances, saying: “People grew up to this music; they had their first kiss to this music; their first school dance … [I] see people reliving those memories, which is special to be a part of.” On the beautiful Granada stage, audiences will be treated to the big-musical spectacular of the Broadway show. Beyond the four leads, each of whom tells their version of events through the years, there’s a talented ensemble of characters that facilitates the drama in between the music — and joins in the show-stopping production numbers. As Wexler pointed out, Gaudio and Valli have done an impressive job of making their music recognizable all over the world, from commercials to movies to radio. Jersey Boys gives audiences a chance to hear the Four Seasons’ music in a concert-style context while also experiencing the drama and glory of their illustrious, multi-decade careers in the music industry. —Maggie Yates


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ENTRIES WANTED FOR DAVEY’S VOICE FILM FESTIVAL In 2015, a brutal case of animal cruelty played out in a Santa Barbara courtroom, when an SBCC student stood trial for sadistically torturing a miniature pinscher puppy, Davey, who didn’t survive his injuries. The case became infamous and prompted folks across the country to take a stand against animal cruelty. Locally, the incident sparked the formation of the nonprofit called Davey’s Voice, which is dedicated to raising awareness about animal abuse, advocating for stricter legislation against animal cruelty, and supporting animal welfare programs in the county. To that end, Davey’s Voice will host its inaugural film festival fundraiser in early 2018, and

submissions are being accepted now until December 1. To have your film considered, it must be animal related and less than 20 minutes. Topics may include animal rights issues and animal welfare but may not include graphic images or footage. Email your submissions to with the subject line “DVFF Film Entry.” You may also provide links to films already on YouTube, Vimeo, or other sites. The festival takes place January 13, 2018, at the New Vic (33 W. Victoria St.). For more information, see daveysvoice. org/daveys-voice-film-festival. —Michelle Drown

AN IRISH CHRISTMAS Although Saint Patrick converted the Irish to Catholicism in the fifth century, the previously pagan population didn’t abandon its Celtic traditions altogether but rather folded them into its newly found beliefs. For example, the Celts used mistletoe in their Winter Solstice celebrations, as it was believed to have magical properties that bestowed health; holly and ivy were thought to keep evil spirits at bay; and they decorated trees with symbols of solar objects as gifts to gods and goddesses. The practices born out of the mingling of customs can still be seen today in myriad Irish celebrations, including Christmas. On December 7, Santa Barbarans can get a taste of yuletide rituals from the Old Sod when Kerry Irish Productions presents An Irish Christ Christmas, an evening of song, dance, and storytelling. “It is extraordinary how closely connected we are to our past,” said Margaret O’Carroll, who conceived, produced, and directs the presentation. “We are a product of so much that came before us, and our traditions are part of that inheritance.” To that end, the troupe, which includes worldchampion dancers Scott Doherty, Tyler Schwartz, Connor Reider, and Kelly Pearson, presents pieces whose foundations were inspired by old conventions such as butter churning and chasing the wren on St. Stephen’s Day. Musically, the program weaves Irish melodies with popular Christmas songs such as “Silent Night,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Carol of the Bells,” played on uilleann (“elbow”) pipes, tin whistles, and bodhráns, instruments unique to the Emerald Isle. —Michelle Drown

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he extraordinary posthumous career of comic role in the original novel. In Miss Jane Austen — a modest success in her Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, as the last short lifetime and a spectacular jug- unmarried Bennet sister, Mary necessarily gernaut of culture today—as she enters her steps into the spotlight—ready or not. Speakthird century is one of the greatest underdog ing with the play’s director, Andrew Barnicle, stories in literary history. With little more I learned that one of the script’s chief virtues than her humble credo that “three or four is that it does a “magnificent job of re-creating families in a country village is the very thing Austen’s prose style in dialogue,” a reassurto work on,” Austen has conquered not only ance that will have Austen fans heaving a sigh the entire known novel-reading world but of anticipatory relief. “The characters fight,” also the cinema and now, he said, “but they do so in such a wonderfully it would appear, the stage. Beginning on Thursday, polite way that it’s often November 30, and runquite funny,” which is ning until December very much the idiom of the original narrator’s 17, Ensemble Theatre Company will present archly dry and subtly by Charles Donelan the latest in a seemingly wicked sense of humor. unending stream of AusIn working with the ten artifacts, Lauren Gunderson and Margot talented cast that will bring the play to life on Melcon’s original drama Miss Bennet: Christ- the stage of the New Vic, Barnicle reported that a great deal of research had to be done mas at Pemberley. The play, which received a rolling world into the intricate protocols that governed premiere in 2016, takes up the story of the Regency England’s complex class hierarchy. characters established in Pride and Prejudice “We were rehearsing one scene, and an approximately two years later as they gather actor crossed his legs,” said Barnicle. In most at Pemberley, the lavish estate of Fitzwilliam shows that would not be worth noticing, Darcy and his wife, Elizabeth Darcy, née Ben- but in this context, the posture needed to be net. Inserted among the usual Pride suspects fact-checked.“I had our dramaturg look into — Jane and Charles Bingley, Lydia Bennet it,” Barnicle said, “and it turns out that there Wickham, Mary Bennet, and the gloriously were strict rules about men crossing their pompous Lady Catherine de Bourgh — legs at that time. A gentleman might do so there’s a relative newcomer, Lady Catherine’s when there were only men present, or in the scholarly nephew, Arthur de Bourgh, who company of his spouse, but when there were happens to be in line to inherit Rosings, Lady ladies about, or in public, male leg crossing Catherine’s substantial property. was strictly out of the question.” As anyone with even the slightest acquainTo see what else has changed in terms of tance with Austen’s novel will know, young what’s okay and what’s “not done,” and to men who stand to inherit “good fortunes” are appreciate a brilliant and sometimes poiinevitably in want of something, and it’s not a gnant examination of the high stakes of the landscape architect. This is where Mary Ben- early 19th-century marriage market, get thee net comes in. As the quietly moralizing and to the New Vic, where, this holiday season, “bookish” Bennet, she played a minor, mostly Christmas supper will be served Austen-style.



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he craft of weaving has given us many of the most durable metaphors we have for high levels of communal integrity. It’s no accident that when people reach for the best appropriate way to praise a multicultural society, for example, they often speak of it as a “grand tapestry.” And there’s a reason for that. Even more than in a “colorful mosaic,” where each individual chip retains its essential color identity, the threads of a fabric woven by the Jacquard process blend optically into something new — a combination of values that is perceived by the human eye as a single color. In a spectacular new exhibition at Sullivan Goss, the Ojai-based painter John Nava, an expert on the history of artistic techniques, has produced, with the help of a computer-aided Jacquard weaving process, a 27-foot representational panoramic tapestry depicting the crowd at Surfers’ Point, a public beach in Ventura. The tapestry, which is called “Big Platter,” is in turn derived from a smaller, but still substantial, painting of the same name, along with multiple figure studies and a digitally assisted technical process that begins with Nava in Ojai before passing through the Jacquard looms in Belgium, only to return to the United States when the completed work is ready for display. The architect Le Corbusier, a devotee of the tapestry as an art form, once referred to these imposing works of fine art as “nomadic murals.” To see Nava’s “Big Platter” at Sullivan Goss is to realize what he meant. The scale of the work is commanding, yet the technique employed by the artist to render the image, a species of pointillism, softens its impact by calling attention to the three-dimensional character of the medium. Nava, who is best known for his extraordinary commissioned tapestry work in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, was inspired to make this piece by his research into


pointillism as practiced by the 19th-century French artist Georges-Pierre Seurat, and in particular by Seurat’s iconic “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte,” a large, densely populated painting that hangs in the Art Institute of Chicago. Seurat studied the science of color as elaborated in the work of another Frenchman, Michel Eugène Chevreul, a chemist who, as part of his job directing the dye works at the Gobelins tapestry factory in Paris, invented the color wheel of primary and intermediary hues. French painters such as Eugène Delacroix and Seurat were quick to grasp the significance of Chevreul’s observation that the simultaneous contrast of colors in adjacent threads could, at a distance, create the optical effect of a single color. In Nava’s work, the technical means of production is always in critical dialogue with the subject matter and the execution. The artist built this wide horizontal panorama out of dozens of figure studies, several of which are on view in the show at Sullivan Goss. Echoing the decidedly un-aristocratic, subtly utopian feeling of Seurat’s Sunday in a public park, Nava finds the beauty and humanity in a collection of beachgoers who, while not motley, are nevertheless conspicuous only in their relative disregard for the conventions of covering up and remaining fully dressed that typically apply in public places. Bathing suits, wetsuits, T-shirts, and shorts — they are all here, and the people wearing them all receive equally reverential treatment from the painter. Stepping definitively away from the hierarchical representational schema of history painting and official portraiture, Nava, like his master Seurat, elevates the leisure of the middle class to the status of a masterpiece.

4•1•1 UNDER MY UMBRELLA: “Parasol” (2017) is an oil-on-linen study for the “Big Platter” tapestry.

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ritish writer Zadie Smith burst onto the Another character in Swing Time, Aimee, is a pop literary scene in 2000 with the release of icon turned philanthropist who is building a school her enthralling novel White Teeth, which for girls in an African village. She seems the quintshe completed in her last year at Cambridge essential Western liberal, well intentioned and University. Since then, the author has writ- earnest, but with a short attention span. Talk about ten numerous essays, nonfiction pieces, and her. I have mixed feelings about such people. four more novels — including The Autograph On the one hand, I admire people who get Man, NW, and On Beauty — and won a host up and do things in the world because they of literary awards. On November 29, Smith are so different from me. I’m a much more will appear in conversation with Pico Iyer as passive person. When I think about Aimee, I part of UCSB’s Arts think of the physician’s & Lectures Speaking adage to do no harm. with Pico series. Smith That’s not easy to do in spoke recently with our complex, contemthe Santa Barbara porary society. Even though I don’t set out Independent about her latest book, 2016’s to, by the time this day by Brian Tanguay is through I will have Swing Time. done some harm, just One of the central characters in Swing Time finds by buying clothing, food, or driving a car. I herself caught unawares by adolescence and has a don’t have any answers for this problem. tough time finding her place and her tribe. Did you have a similar experience? To be honest, I was With regard to the village, you wrote, “Power had very confounded by puberty. I just wasn’t on preyed on weakness here: all kinds of power—local, board with the whole thing. I wasn’t into the racial, tribal, royal, national, global, economic—on goth scene as the girls in Swing Time are. I had all kinds of weakness, stopping at nothing, not even a couple of close girlfriends, but most of the the smallest girl child. But power does that everytime I was reading and inside my own head. where.” Right. That’s my experience. I’m not I think I read all of Shakespeare by the time interested in moral arguments about people. I was 15, 16. I was really just a reader. I didn’t What I think is that without a structure of laws there’s no brake on average, everyday have any natural place to be. human venality. The bankers who crashed the The narrator of Swing Time is never identified by world economy less than 10 years ago were name. Why is that? In a way, I wanted to work not necessarily bad people, but they operated against the contemporary grain, as Kafka in a structure that rewarded the most venal often did when he identified characters by behavior, the most venal instincts. a single letter. The narrator in Swing Time is someone, for sure, but she is also a kind of England has recently experienced Brexit, terrorist no one. attacks, and Boris Johnson, and in America we have Donald Trump. How are you feeling about these The mother of the narrator is a fiercely intellectual times? I’m a little sad, actually. My mind has and determined person, but when it comes to been changed. I’ve lived in America for 15 domestic life she’s rather hopeless. Is there any years, and I’m no longer amazed or stunned aspect of you in her? Yes, or at least my own by what goes on. That really depresses me. For mother thinks so! Actually, I’m quite efficient instance, I don’t imagine that you will have in my domestic life, and thankfully I’ve gotten reasonable gun laws anytime soon. I begin better at it since having my own children. The to get scared, personally scared, which is a narrator’s mother is my hypothetical worst craven and cowardly thing to admit. But I do fear and warning to myself. feel that way.



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Coco (109 mins., PG) Pixar’s latest offering tells the story of 12-year-old Miguel, who becomes a catalyst for a fantastical family reunion that was centuries in the making. The plot is based on Día de los Muertos. Stars the voice talents of Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, and Edward James Olmos. Fairview/Fiesta 5 Jane (90 mins., NR) Brett Morgen (On the Ropes, The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago 10) presents his latest documentary, Jane, about British conservationist Jane Goodall, whose half a century of work with primates has made her a legend. The film utilizes footage culled from more than 100 hours of 16-millimeter film mostly shot by wildlife photographer Hugo van Lawick, Goodall’s first husband, during the 1960s. A Philip Glass score accompanies the film. Riviera

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Lady Bird stars Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce. The Hitchcock 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. Paseo Nuevo

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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

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Lady Bird lives up to the hype. The solo directorial debut of Greta Gerwig, the film is a full, honest snapshot of the coming-of-age of Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) as she navigates her last year of high school. In a skillful depiction of the pain, beauty, strangeness, and humor of what it means to be a 17-year-old girl, Ronan’s performance is refreshingly nuanced as she gracefully walks the line between daring confidence and acute insecurity. The portrayal of the relationship between Lady Bird and her highly critical mother (Laurie Metcalf) will hit home for those with complicated parental relationships (okay, so everyone), and, along with the excellent acting performances and superlative screenwriting (also by Gerwig), firmly plants Gerwig — and Lady Bird — on the map as one of the good ones. I can’t wait to see what she does next. (EW) Paseo Nuevo

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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

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)

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

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

O Thor: Ragnarok

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Taking a page from Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok is a truly self-aware and authentically hilarious comic-book film adaptation that embraces the absurdity of a hammerwielding God of Thunder battling an un-jolly green giant on a hostile planet ruled by Jeff “Grandmaster” Goldblum. The third Thor film (no need to see the first two) is an eye-candied stage for superheroes and their villains at their best, flying, punching, and smashing their way through an uncluttered plot and refreshingly thoughtful script bulging with wit and charm. Cate Blanchett kicks serious booty as Thor’s ultra-mean older sister, and Tom Hiddleston is the perfectly slimy yin to Chris Hemsworth’s handsome, beefcake yang. Why can’t more Marvel movies be like this? (TH) Camino Real/Metro 4 Victoria & Abdul (112 mins., PG-13) Dame Judi Dench stars as Queen Victoria in this Stephen Frears–directed sequel to the 1997 film Mrs. Brown. This time the story focuses on Victoria’s close relationship with her Indian Muslim servant, Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal).


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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.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What exactly is the epic, overarching goal that you live for? What is the higher purpose that lies beneath every one of your daily activities? What is the heroic identity you were born to create but have not yet fully embodied? You may

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This is your last warning! If you don’t stop fending off the happiness and freedom that are trying to worm their way into your life, I’m going to lose my cool. Damn it! Why can’t you just accept good luck and sweet strokes of fate at face value?! Why do you have to be so suspicious and mistrustful?! Listen to me: The abundance that’s lurking in your vicinity is not the setup for a cruel cosmic joke. It’s not some wicked game designed to raise your expectations and then dash them to pieces. Please, Scorpio, give in and let the good times wash over you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Journalist James A. Fussell defined “thrashing” as “the act of tapping helter-skelter over a computer keyboard in an attempt to find ‘hidden’ keys that trigger previously undiscovered actions in a computer program.” I suggest we use this as a metaphor for your life in the next two weeks. Without becoming rude or irresponsible, thrash around to

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Judging from the astrological omens, I conclude that the upcoming weeks will be a favorable time for you to engage in experiments befitting a mad scientist. You can achieve interesting results as you commune with powerful forces that are usually beyond your ability to command. You could have fun and maybe also attract good luck as you dream and scheme to override the rules. What pleasures have you considered to be beyond your capacity to enjoy? It wouldn’t be crazy for you to flirt with them. You have license to be saucy, sassy, and extra sly.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): A snail can slowly crawl over the edge of a razor blade without hurting itself. A few highly trained experts, specialists in the art of mind over matter, are able to walk barefoot over beds of hot coals without getting burned. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Pisces, you now have the metaphorical equivalent of powers like these. To ensure they’ll operate at peak efficiency, you must believe in yourself more than you ever have before.

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(July 23-Aug. 22): Your lucky numbers are 55 and 88. By tapping into the uncanny powers of 55 and 88, you can escape the temptation of a hexed fiction and break the spell of a mediocre addiction. These catalytic codes could wake you up to a useful secret you’ve been blind to. They might help you catch the attention of familiar strangers or shrink one of your dangerous angers. When you call on 55 or 88 for inspiration, you may be motivated to seek a more dynamic accomplishment beyond your comfortable success. You could reactivate an important desire that has been dormant.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): We all need teachers. We all need guides and instructors and sources of inspiration from the day we’re born until the day we die. In a perfect world, each of us would always have a personal mentor who’d help us fill the gaps in our learning and keep us focused on the potentials that are crying out to be nurtured in us. But since most of us don’t have that personal mentor, we have to fend for ourselves. We’ve got to be proactive as we push on to the next educational frontier. The next four weeks will be an excellent time for you to do just that, Libra.

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Let’s observe a moment of silence for the illusion that is in the process of disintegrating. It has been a pretty illusion, hasn’t it? Filled with hope and gusto, it has fueled you with motivation. But then again — on second thought — its prettiness was more the result of clever packaging than inner beauty. The hope was somewhat misleading, the gusto contained more than a little bluster, and the fuel was an inefficient source of motivation. Still, let’s observe a moment of silence anyway. Even dysfunctional mirages deserve to be mourned. Besides, its demise will fertilize a truer and healthier and prettier dream that will contain a far smaller portion of illusion.


(May 21-June 20): I used to have a girlfriend whose mother hated Christmas. The poor woman had been raised in a fanatical fundamentalist Christian sect, and she drew profound solace and pleasure from rebelling against that religion’s main holiday. One of her annual traditions was to buy a small Christmas tree and hang it upside-down from the ceiling. She decorated it with ornamental dildos she had made out of clay. While I understood her drive for revenge and appreciated the entertaining way she did it, I felt pity for the enduring ferocity of her rage. Rather than mocking the old ways, wouldn’t her energy have been much better spent






(June 21-July 22): So begins the “I Love to Worry” season for you Cancerians. Even now, bewildering self-doubts are working their way up toward your conscious awareness from your unconscious depths. You may already be overreacting in anticipation of the anxiety-provoking fantasies that are coalescing. But wait! It doesn’t have to be that way. I’m here to tell you that the bewildering self-doubts and anxietyprovoking fantasies are at most 10 percent accurate. They’re not even close to being half true! Here’s my advice: Do NOT go with the flow, because the flow will drag you down into ignominious habit. Resist all tendencies toward superstition, moodiness, and melodramatic descents into hell. One thing you can do to help accomplish this brave uprising is to sing beloved songs with maximum feeling.

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(Apr. 20-May 20): It may seem absurd for a dreamy oracle like me to give economic advice to Tauruses, who are renowned as being among the zodiac’s top cash attractors. Is there anything I can reveal to you that you don’t already know? Well, maybe you’re not aware that the next four weeks will be prime time to revise and refine your long-term financial plans. It’s possible you haven’t guessed the time is right to plant seeds that will produce lucrative yields by 2019. And maybe you don’t realize that you can now lay the foundation for bringing more wealth into your life by raising your generosity levels.


not be close to knowing the answers to those questions right now, Virgo. In fact, I’m guessing your fear of meaninglessness might be at a peak. Luckily, a big bolt of meaningfulness is right around the corner. Be alert for it. In a metaphorical sense, it will arrive from the depths. It will strengthen your center of gravity as it reveals lucid answers to the questions I posed in the beginning of this horoscope.



inventing new ways? If there is any comparable situation in your own life, Gemini, now would be a perfect time to heed my tip. Give up your attachment to the negative emotions that arose in response to past frustrations and failures. Focus on the future.

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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): In alignment with the current astrological omens, I have prepared your horoscope using five hand-plucked aphorisms by Aries poet Charles Bernstein: (1) “You never know what invention will look like, or else it wouldn’t be invention.” (2) “So much depends on what you are expecting.” (3) “What’s missing from the bird’s-eye view is plain to see on the ground.” (4) “The questioning of the beautiful is always at least as important as the establishment of the beautiful.” (5) “Show me a man with two feet planted firmly on the ground, and I’ll show you a man who can’t get his pants on.”



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ADMINISTRATIVE & RESIDENTIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Responsible for the technical operations of all data network services for Administrative & Residential Information Technology (ARIT) including the ResNet program for residential students and the standardized Administrative Services network. Is responsible for the architecture, design, and implementation of disparate networks for all departments in Administrative Services. Reqs: Solid background in network administration and architecture. In‑depth understanding of network communication protocols (mainly TCP/IP). Familiarity with wireless access deployment and network security. Experience with network diagnostic, monitoring and analysis tools. Sharp troubleshooting skills. Ability to work independently. Organizational and mentoring skills. BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline, or equivalent professional experience. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. $78,100‑$106,300/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 12/3/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. Job #20170548

UCSB STUDENT HEALTH Directs the acquisition, set‑up and processing of specimens and all other work performed by the two laboratory technical support aides, exercises independent judgement that requires a high degree of accuracy, precision and advanced knowledge of laboratory administrative functions including the Laboratory information system (LIS), the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), billing and patient records. Reqs: Must be a CA licensed phlebotomist. Two years’ experience working as a CPT in a clinical laboratory. High school graduate

with 2 yrs experience or equivalent education and training in office management in a medical diagnostic laboratory setting to include laboratory office operation, laboratory nomenclature and specimen requirements/handling procedures. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Credentials verification for clinical practitioner. Mandated reporting requirements of child and adult depend abuse. Student Health requires clinical staff must successfully complete the background check and credentialing process before employment. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Must be a California Certified phlebotomist (CPT) and certification must be current at all times during employment in order to practice and function in their current role. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is a 100% time, 11 month position; furlough taken during quarter breaks and summer months. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. $25.95‑$32.28/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER The Santa Barbara Independent is seeking a part-time in-house graphic designer to join the ad production department. This team is responsible for ad design, paper layout, marketing and promotional design, and other production-related tasks. The position requires a detail-oriented, self-motivated fast learner with a flexible schedule. The position works alongside multiple departments. The candidate will possess strong and professional communication skills and be able to work well under the pressure of deadlines. Must be fluent in Adobe InDesign and have working knowledge of other Adobe products on a Mac platform. Will train the right person. No phone calls please! EOE F/M/D/V

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


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Access Case Manager Birth Center Cardiac Telemetry Clinical Documentation Specialist Clinical Nurse Specialist – NICU Clinical Nurse Specialist – Oncology EDHU Community Liaison Endoscopy – RN Ergonomic Specialist Eye Center Hematology/Oncology Lactation Educator Med/Surg – Float Pool MICU NICU Nurse Educator – Diabetes Orthopedics Outpatient Surgery Peds Psych Nursing SICU Surgery Surgical Trauma

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We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, pension plans, tax savings accounts, rental and mortgage assistance, and relocation packages. What’s holding you back?

Please apply online at Candidates may also submit a resume to: Cottage Health, Human Resources, P.O. Box 689, Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689 Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE

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EMPLOYMENT 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 12/3/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. Job #20170550



ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Establishes and implements procedures for the Community Financial Fund. Provides training in financial literacy, coordinates grants and oversees loans, serves as liaison with Financial Aid office and advises students on the Community Financial Fund Committee. Provides guidance and counsel to Business and Finance Committee members in their responsibility to properly advise A.S. organizations and student groups. Assists Business and Finance Committee chair in training students to present workshops regarding the expenditure of funds, financial policies and administrative procedures. Conducts workshops for A.S. staff, A.S. Boards and Committees and student organizations as needed to include information on all A.S. Financial Policies and University Policies and Procedures. Reqs: Knowledge of financial aid practices and terminology. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills attention to detail. Ability to solve problems, conduct research and present solutions to management. A team player as well as a leader in situations where required. Knowledge of office automation systems, procedures, and methods. Graduate Student preferred. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Must be able to work occasional evenings. $20.78‑$23.69­/ 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. Open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170445


Knowledge of student development theories and practice; counseling and crisis intervention, conflict mediation, and assessment measurement and design. Ability to research and educate students and staff respecting applicable state and federal laws. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Mandated reporter for requirements of child abuse. Some evenings and weekends required. $22.85‑$23.50/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170500

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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: 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.

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: 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.

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: 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.

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: 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.

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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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.


1 Attribute (to) 8 Hebrew letter before nun 11 Mil. VIP 14 Like most candy canes 15 The slightest amount 17 Fisher-Price toy that teaches animal noises 18 Fixes up the lawn 19 Momentarily 20 Scratches like a cat 21 Meh 22 “Good” cholesterol 25 Move, as merchandise 26 “The Waste Land” author’s initials 27 Gather wool from sheep 29 “It is ___ told by an idiot”: Macbeth 30 Quality of a spare tire holder? 32 Eight days out from the beginning of the work week, often 33 “Ultimately, we have the upper hand” 34 Bygone brand of “flavor bits” 35 Hoopster Archibald and statistician Silver, for two 36 “Honest” presidential nickname 39 Dull soreness 40 Azerbaijan, once (abbr.) 41 Old Dead Sea kingdom


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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. 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: 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: 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: 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: GAVILAN, GAVILAN ESTATE VINEYARD, GAVILAN ESTATES, GAVILAN WINERY, GAVILAN CELLARS, GAVILAN ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY, GAVILAN VINEYARD & WINERY, GAVILAN CELLERS & WINERY, GAVILAN ESTATE VINEYARDS & WINERY, GAVILAN VINEYARDS at 5017 Zaca Station Road Los Olivos, CA 93441; Foley Family Wines, Inc. 200 Concourse Blvd. Santa rosa, CA 95403 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003039. Published: Nov 22, 30. Dec 7, 14 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: IT’S WHOLESOME at 760 Chelham Way Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Jeffrey Bailey (santa barbara) 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0003121. Published: Nov 22, 30. Dec 7, 14 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: NU CUISINE INC at 2570 Calle Galicia Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Nu Cuisine Inc (santa barbara) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 17, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0003187. Published: Nov 22, 30. Dec 7, 14 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.


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PUBLIC NOTICES SUPERIOR C O U RT 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# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

STATEMENT OF DAMAGES COMPLAINT‑PERSONAL 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): HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE C O M PA N Y 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( 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



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California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center ( gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California ( selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( selfhelp/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) GLEN 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 forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center( 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 (, the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center ( gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California ( selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( selfhelp/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. SUMMONS ‑ (Family Law) NOTICE TO REPONDENT: GRACIA ELIA GUILLEN MONDRAGON AVISO AL DEMANDANDO: Petitioner’s name is: ARTURO ALEGRIA RUIZ Nombre del demandante: CASE NUMBER: (Numero del caso) 17FL02405 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL‑120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center ( gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca. org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE‑RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by

any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerto. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encountrar un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (, en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California ( o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. AVISO‑LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: valen para ambos conyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acerlas acater en cualquier lugar de California. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. 1.The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccion de la corte son): SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Arturo Alegria Ruiz 5024 Rocoso Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111; (805) 698‑1808 (El nombre, direcion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Dated Oct 04, 2017. Darrel E. Parker, Execcutive Officer; Thomas Hernandez By Deputy Clerk, Published Nov 22, 30. Dec 7, 14 2017. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA In re the Matter of, Silvio Vazquez and Tara Vazquez CITATION AND NOTICE OF HEARING CASE NO. 17FL02722 YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE AND ORDER to appear on 12/18/17, 2017 at 10:30 am in Department 5 of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court located at 1100 anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, to show cause why the Court should not make an order freeing the minor children, Pedro V. and Joseph V., free from parental control pursuant to Family Code section 7820, and finding that the minors are the prper subject for adoption You have the right to have to have legal counsel. If you wish to be represented by an attorney and the Court determines that you cannot afford and attorney, one will be appointed for you without charge. If you fail to appear, or make appropriate arrangements for your non‑appearance at the time and place started above, the Court may terminate your parental rights to the control and custody of the children ad proceed with the adoption of the minors. Dated: 11/08/17 Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer, By: Jessica Vega, Deputy, Attorney for Petitioners: Melissa J. Fernandez State Bar No. 219694; 1035 Santa Barbara Street Ste 7 Santa Barbara, California 93101; (805) 568‑1508 Published Nov 22, 30. Dec 7, 14 2017.



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