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which it’s been operating, citing the high cost of business and market uncertainties. The latter refers to efforts by the Trump administration first to repeal the Affordable Care Act and then to destabilize it. Initially, the White House and the Republican leadership in Congress sought to undermine the federal subsidies that make the Affordable Care Act remotely affordable. (For a 60-year-old who qualifies for the subsidies, an individual insurance plan can be had for as little as $1 a month. By contrast, the same 60-year-old who doesn’t qualify for subsidies would have to pay nearly $800 a month.) When that failed, the Republicans included language in their tax reform bill that would eliminate the individual insurance mandate. Without that, younger and healthier individuals would have less incentive to buy insurance, thus leaving the system to the older and sicker to economically sustain. Nationally, counties with only one provider selling individual plans are small and typically located in red states. Santa Barbara is clearly neither. Insurance brokers speculate the high cost of medical care in a market dominated by just one hospital—Cottage in South County and Marian Regional Medical Center in the north — drove up the costs of care well past Anthem Blue Cross’s profit margin of 2 percent. Peter Lee, head of Covered California, also cited such monopolies as a reason for Anthem’s departure when he was in town beating the drum for new enrollments three weeks ago. Insurance broker David Peters termed the Sansum–Blue Shield agreement “huge,” adding, “It felt like a deal that had to happen, but then I’ve seen lots of deals ‘that had to happen’ not happen.” Peters said he has 600 families he now has to transfer from Blue Cross to Blue Shield by December 15. To date, he said, he’s managed to get 67 transferred. To get the rest switched before their coverage temporarily lapses, he said, would be a “logistical impossibility.” To make the deal work, he added, Blue Shield cut the commission that brokers would otherwise have received by 60 percent. Peters said a handful of other brokers have already asked him to take over their clients. Roger Perry, another well-known broker, said he doesn’t expect any hitches in transferring clients from Anthem to Blue Shield, but he did say prices are going up. One woman with a 2-year-old child, he said, will have to pay 33 percent more to get her child covered by Blue Shield. On average, Perry said, the rates will n go up by 10 to 12 percent. PAU L WELLM AN PHOTOS

by Nick Welsh adding layers of protection, “including new he past week blew both exception- systems for monitoring, firewalls, network ally hot and cold for the two biggest intrusion detection and access management players on Santa Barbara’s health-care protocols to help protect private data.” stage. Sansum Clinic administraIt should be noted that many health-care tors ended months of nonstop nail- institutions have struggled with security biting for 7,000 Affordable Care Act patients who weren’t sure they’d have any insurance coverage at all come New Year’s Day after their provider —Anthem Blue Cross—announced this summer it was pulling out of Santa Barbara County. But Sansum announced last week that it had signed a contract with Blue Shield — after months of negotiations — to fill the void created by Anthem’s departure. For Cottage Health, however, the headlines were not nearly so rosy. Right before Thanksgiving, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Cottage had agreed to pay Cottage Health CEO Ron Werft a $2 million settlement for repeated security problems afflicting patients’ medi- challenges in the wake of new federal regucal records. lations mandating electronic record keeping. The Cottage settlement brings to a Trade publications specializing in data manclose what Becerra’s office termed a series agement and security issues report a steady of system-wide security failures that left rise in security breaches accompanied by an the records of 50,000 patients exposed to increase in enforcement actions initiated by internet access between 2011 and 2013 and state and federal agencies. In this context, the another 4,500 exposed in 2015. Accord- $2 million Cottage will pay is a lot, but it’s by ing to the allegations filed against Cottage in Santa Barbara Superior Court, Cottage “failed to employ basic security safeguards, leaving vulnerable software unpatched or out of date, using default or weak passwords and lacking sufficient perimeter security, among many other problems.” In the initial breach, the security shortcoming left the medical records of 50,000 surgery patients exposed to internet perusal. The server used by Cottage to store this data was allegedly not password protected or secured behind Sansum CEO Kurt Ransohoff a firewall. Files, the complaint alleged, “could be accessed without a veri- no means exceptional. In addition to this fied user name and password.” According to settlement with Becerra, Cottage has already the Attorney General’s complaint, “the data paid $4.1 million to settle a civil lawsuit filed was exfiltrated off the server hundreds of by affected patients. times.” In November 2015, another breach In the meantime, Sansum administrators was discovered, this one involving another are heaving big sighs of relief that they manCottage server that was also unprotected by aged to work out a deal with Blue Shield that any firewall. Not only was medical informa- will provide individual insurance policies, tion exposed in this instance, but so too were as mandated by the Affordable Care Act patients’ Social Security numbers. (ACA), to 7,000 patients initially provided In response, Cottage Health issued a pre- by Anthem Blue Cross. Come January 1, 2018, pared statement reading, “Once we learned Santa Barbara will be one of six counties in of the incidents, our information security California with only one insurance provider team worked to provide quick resolutions. offering individual plans under the ACA. There is no indication that data was used Anthem has been circumspect as to its in any malicious way.” Cottage also stated it reasons but announced this summer it was has since strengthened its security system, leaving 16 of the 19 California counties in

NEWS BRIEFS Santa Barbara City College and the Santa Maria campus of Santa Barbara Business College rank fourth and fifth, respectively, of 129 vocational nursing programs in California analyzed by Top Nursing, an online handbook of schools nationwide. Access to cutting-edge technology, accomplished faculty, and financial aid are among the factors taken into account as schools are ranked.

CITY On 11/15 at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, more than 50 people attended a screening of My Vote Is Mine, an independent film centered on alleged inconsistencies in the vote-counting process of the 2016 general election. A Q&A session followed with filmmaker Mark Manning, computer programmer Brian J. Fox, and California Secretary of State candidate Ruben Major. Indivisible Santa Barbara, the local chapter of the national Indivisible movement, hosted the event. The panelists talked about the need to change the programming behind the nation’s electronic voting systems from closed-source to open-source, which would allow open viewing of the program’s code and thus make it easier to spot dangerous irregularities.

LAW & DISORDER The State Bar Court of California disbarred 73-yearold Goleta attorney John Darwin McCurdy on 11/3 following his third DUI offense. On June 2, 2015, McCurdy was pulled over for speeding on southbound Highway 101. He failed a field sobriety test, and his blood-alcohol content measured 0.198, more than twice the legal limit. During a search of his car, officers discovered a water bottle full of alcohol and two loaded handguns. In 1994 McCurdy was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for an incident that resulted in the death of one victim and injury to four family members. He was sentenced to six years in state prison, and his bar license was suspended for two years. McCurdy’s first DUI conviction occurred in 1985. Santa Barbara County officials are investigating a complaint filed over the large memorial service hosted by Larner Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley on 11/13 to celebrate the life and influence of winemaker Seth Kunin, who died of a heart attack two weeks prior. The complainant, who has not been publicly named per county policy, claims Larner Vineyard violated its winery permit by hosting a big event that allegedly caused traffic and noise disruptions along rural Ballard Canyon Road. Michael Larner is confident no laws were broken and said it appears officials feel the same way. He expressed exasperation, though, that the open case will cost taxpayer dollars and that celebrating the life of a beloved and important member of the Santa Barbara community generated such backlash. “In all honesty, I have really bad neighbors, and they should be embarrassed,” he said. There’s been a recent uptick in the number of what authorities are calling “virtual kidnapping” extortion calls, during which anonymous callers — often from Mexico-based phones — target the CONT’D ON PAGE 10 

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Santa Barbara jury convicted business blogger Ray Estrada of harassing Pacific Coast Business Times publisher Henry Dubroff for nearly 10 years after Estrada was laid off from the weekly news journal in 2008. During the trial, Dubroff testified to the relentlessly lewd and threatening emails and text messages he received from Estrada, who now faces up to a year in jail or a lengthy probation term at his sentencing hearing on December 4. Estrada, who currently operates the website Santa Barbara Business News, was hired as the Business Times’s managing editor in 2007 but was let go 16 months later. According to conversations with former colleagues, Estrada was a fairly competent editor but exhibited odd and disruptive behavior at the workplace. He reportedly made his female coworkers uncomfortable with suggestive comments and frequently clashed with writers about their stories. The last straw, sources said, came when it was discovered that Estrada was sleeping nights in the Times’s office. Estrada repeatedly challenged his layoff through a variety of legal channels, claiming at different points discrimination based on age, race, and religion. When he had exhausted all avenues of redress, he began harassing and threatening Dubroff with a litany of text messages, emails, and social media posts. In an obituary posted on the Business Times’s website, Estrada said he hoped Dubroff would soon meet his demise as well. Though the incidents couldn’t be

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directly connected to Estrada, when Dubroff reportedly found menacing notes on his car and employees discovered their bicycles had been tampered with, Estrada held the top position on a short list of suspects, staff members said. Dubroff finally filed a complaint with police in March 2014. Officers contacted Estrada at the Impact Hub on State Street, where he continues to rent office space. Estrada admitted he was upset at Dubroff for terminating his employment, according to court records. The officers instructed him to attend an arraignment hearing a short time later, but he failed to appear in court. Dubroff filed another complaint with police in November 2016, after which an arrest warrant was issued for Estrada, who later pleaded not guilty to the harassment charges. His jury trial this month lasted three days. Estrada declined to comment. —Tyler Hayden

NEWS BRIEFS CONT’D FROM P. 9 805 area code in hopes of tricking their victims into believing that a family member — often a daughter — has been kidnapped. “Most [of these] schemes use various techniques to instill a sense of fear, panic, and urgency in an effort to rush the victim into making a very hasty decision [to deliver ransom payment via wire transfer],” according to the Sheriff’s Office. The FBI, which in July made its first arrest in connection to these fake-kidnapping scams, recommends “that if you get a call like this, hang up, locate your family members, and call the police, in that order,” said Agent Erik Arbuthnot.

COUNTY A hillside was seen generating smoke and emitting a burning oil smell around 9:30 a.m. on 11/27 about one mile west of Arroyo Burro Beach Park. A seam of oil shale in the cliff’s sedimentary rock apparently spontaneously began to burn, fanned by strong winds. UCSB geochemist David Valentine explained the phenomenon, could be caused by chemically reactive iron and/or sulfur minerals exposed to oxygen in the air. Another possibility is that a small landslide provided the friction to ignite the shale, he said. Firefighters are familiar with the phenomenon, as they have responded to similar calls in the past, including at Hendry’s, as Arroyo Burro is also known, and Rincon. “It’s just one of those geological wonders that happen in our area,” said County Fire spokesperson Mike Eliason.

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POLITICS The day after 2nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf announced she would not seek reelection, Goleta school boardmember and Democrat Susan Epstein filed a “candidate intention form” to succeed her. Epstein said the form allows her to legally talk to people about running and to accept contributions. “I’m grateful for all the support I’m receiving,” she said in an email. “I plan to have an official announcement soon.” Santa Barbara City Councilmember Gregg Hart, a Democrat, is known to be interested in the seat but has not officially filed. He has not denied plans to run. Republicans, meanwhile, are scrambling to find someone to support. GOP Central Committee Chair Tom Widroe said several people have shown interest, but no one has committed. Auditor-Controller Theo Fallati — who was appointed to the position after Bob Geis retired in March 2016 — has filed candidate intention papers to run for the seat. Geis held the position for 25 years. Fallati did not return an email request for comment. Jennifer Christensen — who ran for 1st District supervisor last year — said she is “seriously considering” running for the Auditor-Controller position. She said a number of people have encouraged her “particularly in light of the serious and ongoing issues with that department.” District Attorney Joyce Dudley and Sheriff Bill Brown both filed candidate intention forms to retain their n posts.


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Former Supervisor Joni Gray Dies She Was a Staunch Supporter of Oil Development and a Sports Nut Famous for Her Rodeo Parties by Nick Welsh oni Lee Gray, who served 14 years representing Orcutt and Santa Maria on the County Board of Supervisors, died suddenly last week, reportedly of an aortic aneurism. She was 75. A private attorney, Gray was one of a very few lawyers in California to pass the state bar exam without having attended law school. A self-described child of Santa Maria’s oil patch —her father cofounded the well-known oil service company Engel & Gray — Joni Gray was a staunch supporter of oil development while on the Board of Supervisors. It was as if oil, commented one of her fellow supervisors, ran in her veins. Gray was also a dependable vote in favor of property rights. Smart, outspoken, charming, and funny, Gray started her political career—first as a school boardmember, then as a planning commissioner, and ultimately as a supervisor—as a strident critic of the South Coast environmental majority then calling the shots. But Gray would also enjoy political life in the driver’s seat, part of the pro-growth conservative majority on the board that also included 5th District Supervisor Joe Centeno and 3rd District Supervisor Brooks Firestone. Early in her career, Gray was known to throw more than a few procedural sucker punches at her South Coast foes. But when the tables were turned and Gray found herself on the receiving end, she was quick to shrug off such slights, accepting them as part of the job. Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf recalled making some harshly critical remarks against the conservative majority when she first ran for office. Gray, she said, proved warmly accepting. “We didn’t agree on much of anything, but I grew to like her a lot as a person,”Wolf said.“I still can’t believe she’s gone.” Over time, Gray softened her rhetorical edges. North County conservatives grew disenchanted, even though she always voted their way. “She got by being quick and charming, but she didn’t raise a ruckus,” said

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COLAB (Coalition of Labor, Agriculture & Business) spokesperson and right-wing property rights warrior Andy Caldwell. “But then I’m always in a fighting mood.” Although Gray met every Monday morning with Caldwell to discuss that week’s supervisors’ agenda, the two were never close. He’d chastise her for not stirring the pot enough. Gray didn’t just quietly take it. “She liked to tell me there’s no hill I wouldn’t die on,” Caldwell recounted. Gray grew up in Santa Maria, where she marched in her first rodeo parade at age 4. A lifelong supporter of the Elks, Gray was famous for her rodeo parties. And as a lifelong sports enthusiast, she played a major role in launching the North County Athletic Round Table. Gray qualified as a hard-core sports nut, going so far as to schedule board meetings so she could get back to Santa Maria in time to anchor a sports talk-radio show. Over time, Gray developed strong relationships with South County supervisors like Wolf and Susan Rose. But she failed to tend enough to her own political base. When a nonprofit housing and development company—for which her husband served as chief legal counsel and her top administrative officer served as board president —became engulfed in a serious scandal in 2012, losing 255 units of affordable housing and causing the closure of two homeless shelters, Gray found herself seriously singed by the backlash. Radical conservatives, bristling at Gray’s lack of outrage and apparent engagement, seized the moment. Peter Adam, as outspoken a critic of government regulation as could be found, took her on. Gray failed to take the challenge seriously, and on Election Day, Adam bested her by 500 votes for the 4th District seat. Even so, she remained active in community affairs to the very end. “She had a great laugh,” recalled Cory Bantilan, 5th District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino’s administrative assistant. “And she laughed a n lot.”

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irst District Supervisor Das Williams is hoping Santa Barbara County will take on Big Pharma. A growing number of government entities throughout the nation have sued pharmaceutical companies for overprescribing painkillers, accusing them of driving the nation’s opioid epidemic. The effort mimics one against Big Tobacco in the 1990s, after which tobacco companies agreed to pay for anti-smoking campaigns and change advertising practices. Supervisor Das Williams “Our [public service] costs are being created by pharmaceutical compa- the Midwest and the South, the western nies,” Williams said in an interview. “They state has not been immune. Three years are increasingly seen to have ill will in ago, Orange and Santa Clara counties filed that they were pushing these drugs harder a lawsuit against five drug companies allegthan appropriate.” The number of narcotic ing that the corporations downplayed the overdose deaths has crept up in Santa Bar- painkillers’ addictive risks, according to the bara County in recent years, according to Associated Press. Teva Pharmaceutical Inc. county drug and alcohol expert John Doyel. agreed to pay $1.6 million for substance Last year, there were 60 deaths, he said. In abuse treatment programs. Counties in West addition, Cottage Health’s three hospitals Virginia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Ohio, reported a nearly 300 percent increase in and New York, among many others, have overdose cases in emergency rooms from filed similar lawsuits in state courts. 2005-2016. Williams acknowledged that it is difficult The possibility of Santa Barbara County to quantify the havoc created by these drug pursuing a lawsuit against drug companies corporations. But he doesn’t see a downside was discussed at November’s Behavioral to filing litigation, he said. “The downside Wellness Commission meeting, said chair could be an investment of time, but our jail Sharon Byrne. It would require a two-thirds costs and public safety costs are a significant driver of our overall costs. If we don’t get vote at the Board of Supervisors. Although the opioid crisis has not been more revenue we’ll face an erosion in our —Kelsey Brugger as crippling in California as it has been in public safety.”

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f the 1,051 inmates locked up in Santa Barbara County Jail on October 20, 544 of them — or 52 percent — had been enrolled at some point as mental-health patients with the county’s Department of Behavioral Wellness. Of those, 170 were currently enrolled. “I expected the numbers to be high, but that’s higher than even I expected,” said Behavioral Wellness boss Alice Gleghorn, who noted her department only treats people with serious to acute mental-health problems. “We don’t do mild to moderate.” Likewise, Gleghorn noted that 47 percent of the population had been enrolled at some point in substance-abuse treatment programs. Gleghorn said 39 percent of the jail’s population reported having “co-occurring disorders,” meaning they struggled with both substance-abuse and mental-health issues seriously enough to have sought help from Behavioral Wellness at some time in the past. Of the 1,051 inmates, Gleghorn noted, no fewer than 626 sought help with one or both problems. Only 2 percent, however, were currently taking psychotropic medications prescribed by Gleghorn’s department. Gleghorn and her staff dredged these numbers as part of the county’s broader commitment to a national program known as Stepping Up that’s designed to keep people with mental illness out of jail and get them into treatment. Gleghorn unveiled the

data during a two-day retreat held in Santa Barbara earlier this month involving representatives of departments that deal with mentally ill people facing criminal charges, from 9-1-1 dispatchers to Sheriff Bill Brown himself. As is frequently the case in such multiagency efforts, this endeavor has given rise to some seriously opaque jargon:“Sequential Intersectional Mapping” is the process by which mentally ill people find themselves behind bars rather than in treatment. Gleghorn explained that involves many key decision points that affect the ultimate outcome. The point of such “mapping,” she said, is to determine which steps along the way have the most long-term impact on the largest number of mentally ill people. “The point is keeping people out of jail in the first place. After that, it’s to get them into treatment,” she said. National studies clearly indicate that jails and prisons are disproportionately populated with mentally ill people; the same studies also demonstrate that mentally ill inmates tend to stay behind bars disproportionately longer. When Santa Barbara County completes this mapping, Gleghorn said, the next step is to devise a plan. “Are there any low-hanging fruit?” she asked. “Is there any low-cost approach?” The next Sequential Intersectional Mapping meeting —Nick Welsh takes place in January.


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ore than two years after the Refugio Oil Spill, officials at two Santa Barbara County school districts are reporting their campuses have suffered serious negative impacts from the loss of oil production tax revenue. “We’ve gotten just smashed,” said Emilio Handall, superintendent/principal at Vista del Mar Union School District on the Gaviota Coast. “We’ve seen a 35 percent reduction in our revenue. For a tiny, one-school district like ours, that’s resulted in massive reductions.” When Line 901 ruptured in 2015, the three oil companies using the pipeline to transport crude oil Vista del Mar Superintendent Emilio Handall north had to stop production. The same year, oil prices plunged. The county receives property tax revenue from School District. The number of students oil companies based on a complicated for- dropped to 77 from about 130. Handall mula used to determine their land value. The believes the school will stay “viable” in the formula combines the current price of oil long run, “but we have to remain creative and value of reserves in the ground. in how we generate funding while this oil The impact of declining oil taxes on local revenue is being withheld from the district.” school districts has emerged as a political The Santa Ynez Valley Union High fight — one that is going to intensify when School District — made up of a high school the Board of Supervisors votes early next and continuation school with a total of year on whether or not to allow Plains All 950 students — has also been hit to a lesser American Pipeline to rebuild Line 901. degree. “For the short term, we’ll be dipping Oil-drilling proponents stress the losses into our reserves,” said Superintendent Scott to schools and fire departments as a result Cory. “In the long term, we’ll have to reconof the shutdown. As long as society relies on cile that loss.” gasoline, they say, the county should reap Santa Ynez Valley school district offered the economic benefits. Environmentalists retirement incentives to some teachers and contend that oil revenue makes up just one did not refill a handful of positions, Cory percent of the county’s budget and that the said. Class sizes had to increase slightly. boom-and-bust industry winds up hurt- While “basic aid” can be advantageous to a ing county coffers through the impacts of school district because it often receives more road maintenance, pollution, emergency money compared to other funding formuservices, and lengthy property tax appeals. las, it is also more vulnerable to fluctuations, What’s more, said environmental activist Cory said, explaining that problems arise Katie Davis, trucking oil while Line 901 is when a district uses a spike in oil revenue to shut down could cause deadly accidents create new programs or positions. on Highway 101. “How many lives do you Although the Goleta Union School Diswant to put at risk for that extra $20,000 or trict has had a drop in oil and gas revenue since 2015, the school district is fiscally $130,000?” she asked. The way by which oil money flows to sound, according to school boardmember schools is complicated. Not every school Susan Epstein. It has not had to make any district is affected the same. Districts that cuts to programs or personnel, she said. are funded by property tax revenue are clas- Epstein noted oil revenue has made up just sified as “basic aid,” now known as “com- 1.5 percent of the district’s overall budget munity funded.” They include the Vista del — $40 million — for 20 years. Mar, Santa Ynez Valley, and Goleta school California’s school finance landscape districts. But their sizes and revenue sources has changed dramatically in the past few and the oil-related properties within their years, Handall said. Campuses were furdistrict boundaries impact their bottom ther impacted when the State Legislature lines differently. revised the “district of choice” program. A Vista del Mar has been forced to cut third of Vista del Mar’s students were from services such as multiple bus routes and out of the district. Still, it receives $16,000 extracurricular activities. It also had to per student. While that’s a lot for large diseliminate six teaching positions and four tricts, Handall said, “It barely gets us where classified positions and to combine grade we need to be.” Yet he believes the school on levels in classrooms, said Handall, formerly the coast will get through these tough times an administrator at Santa Barbara Unified as it approaches its 100th anniversary. n

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BACK TO LIFE: Crews move the unearthed sphinx head into safekeeping, where it will be carefully restored.

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hollow head, he said, suggesting that at some point in the last century a roving carnivore made a cozy meal of a nearby farm animal. “The statuary is a fascinating amalgamation of different aspects of our region — our history of agriculture, wildlife, and Hollywood,” said Jenzen. “It really heightens the sense of place where we live.” More than three dozen feature films have been made in the dunes. The most recent was the second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, when whispers of Johnny Depp sightings were common in Guadalupe. Jenzen said the excavation work hasn’t been cheap. Each dig costs upward of $135,000. And it hasn’t been easy. Rain, flooding, jurisdictional disputes, and the endangered snowy plover nesting season caused more than a few headaches and delays. But it’s been worth it, he said.“People love this project more than anything I’ve ever seen,” he said. “It really captures the imagination”— especially so for the underprivileged students of Guadalupe, Jenzen went on, as it’s often their first introduction to the field of archaeology. The center has an agreement with the county that all of the found objects will be used for educational purposes only. They belong to the taxpayers of Santa Barbara, said Jenzen. He occasionally gets inquiries from interested collectors but politely turns them down. Now that the sphinx head is above ground, restorers will get to work patching holes and replacing lost pieces. The center itself is in the midst of a capital campaign to expand. “This could be a great centerpiece,” Jenzen said. —Tyler Hayden

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he Santa Barbara City Council voted Tuesday to allow five recreational cannabis retail shops in town. It also relaxed requirements for on-site security guards and voted to allow an unlimited number of wholesale operations. For personal use, the council said residents could keep one cannabis plant outdoors and five indoors. (State law requires cities to allow six plants for personal use, but cities can limit the number of plants grown outdoors.) City Attorney Ariel Calonne Councilmembers expressed varying degrees of comfort with permitting recreational cannabis. Randy Rowse outside of manufacturing zones. Property was the only one to say “no” to everything. owner Ray Mahboob, who owns several He objected to allowing one plant outside buildings in the Funk Zone, opposed pot for personal use, stating he was standing up shops on State Street. He wanted them to for “the neighbors.” The rest of the council be in a different part of the city —“maybe stood up for the cannabis industry. “I think perhaps the Funk Zone,” he said. The city’s recreational cannabis ordithis is a good start, but we have to be really careful about not strangling this industry nance is still in preliminary stages. But at the beginning,” Councilmember Gregg once adopted, the retail shops’ applications Hart said.“This is a rapidly expanding busi- are expected to be streamlined. The three ness.” There was also interest in speeding proposed medical marijuana dispensaries up the permitting process, lowering the tax in the city, which are not counted in the rate, and allowing cannabis operations in five retail allowance, have been ensnared the city’s manufacturing zones. for years. The City Council can reduce the Exactly where the pot shops will be voter-approved 20 percent tax on recrelocated remains to be seen. The council ational cannabis businesses. It will discuss directed staff to explore allowing canna- cannabis regulations again next month. bis-oil manufacturing businesses in areas —Kelsey Brugger PAU L WELL M A N

team of archeologists and Art Deco restorers recently unearthed a piece of classical Hollywood history as they excavated Cecil B. DeMille’s 94-year-old The Ten Commandments film set, buried deep in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. A remarkably intact 300-pound plaster sphinx head was pulled from the sand, one of the 21 sphinxes constructed to adorn the massive Egyptian-themed backdrop featuring oversized pharaohs and large temple gates. Hollywood legend had it that when DeMille finished shooting his silent film classic — which he remade in the ’50s — he buried the set in the dunes because it was too difficult to haul away and too valuable to let other directors plunder. Now, historians believe the plaster-cast artifacts were simply abandoned and then naturally covered by the shifting sand. Throughout the 1920s, locals carted away most of the brightly painted sphinxes — they were installed as lawn ornaments and used for shooting practice. Two graced the entrance of the Santa Maria golf course. Only a few remained ensconced in the dunes. This most recent discovery — the continuation of a dig started in 2012 — likely represents the last of them, explained Doug Jenzen, director of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, which houses other relics of The Ten Commandments. Jenzen described his awe upon seeing the fingerprints of 1923 Art Deco artists still visible in the plaster sphinx, as well as pieces of horse hair that had been used as a binding agent. Cow bones were discovered in the

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he Republican tax bill was on the mind of nearly a hundred students and staff at UC Santa Barbara on Monday as they turned out in droves to listen to a panel of Santa Barbara leaders, including Congressmember Salud Carbajal, talk about the pending legislation. Undergraduate and graduate students were most concerned about the elements of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (House Bill 1) that would eliminate deductions for student loan interest payments and tax exemptions on tuition waivers for graduate students. UC administrators, faculty, and students have all condemned the proposed changes. On Monday morning, the UC Office of the President, along with two student representatives, released a statement:“Tax reform should not be borne on the backs of our hardworking graduate students.” During the 2016-17 academic year, UCSB had 2,772 graduate students. Bruce Kendall, an associate dean with the Graduate Division at UCSB, said that under the new tax plan, graduate students paying in-state tuition could expect to see their taxes go up by $1,900. Out-of-state students, who make up over 65 percent of graduate students on campus, could pay up to an —Gwendolyn Wu extra $4,000 a year in taxes. independent.com

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when we’re forced to seek shelter in the absurd and the imbecilic. We live in such times now. In this context, thank God — who, by the way, now goes by a plural pronoun — for the Santa Barbara City Council’s recent debate over grass. Should Hotel Californian developer Mike Rosenfeld be required to replace the synthetic Astroturf he had installed in the socalled public plaza of his new five-star hotel at the bottom of State Street with living buffalo grass, as required by his 2014 permit? As usual, the real issue was all about women in high heels. And tax dollars. As in more of them. But the faux environmental argument — in which the virtues of real grass were pitted against those of fake grass — was pretty exciting too. As expected, the council rolled over and played deader than a dog getting its belly tickled. It was, after all, the reasonable thing to do. That’s because hotel developer Rosenfeld is a reasonable guy. Shortly before last week’s meeting, at least five members of the council had met personally with Rosenfeld himself or with his attorney, Doug Fell, to discuss the matter. And Fell may be even more reasonable than Rosenfeld. Leading the charge against the Astroturf was Steve Hausz, an architect and longtime member of the Historic Landmarks Commission. Hausz, who typically radiates a brisk intelligence infused with ironic bemusement, was a man on fire. Rosenfeld’s Astroturf was

clearly the last of many straws that have long been conspiring to break Hausz’s back. That he found himself forced to make so self-evident a case — in Santa Barbara, birthplace of the environmental movement, no less — only added to Hausz’s excruciating sense of anguish. In September, Rosenfeld and Fell sought after-the-fact permission for the Astroturf they’d already installed at the hotel’s public plaza located by State and Mason streets. The Historic Landmarks Commission denied that request by a 4-to-3 vote. For the record, it should be stipulated that Astroturf “lawns” are sufficiently cheesy to induce violent mucoid reactions in even the most lactose tolerant among us. But the hotel’s public plaza is sufficiently set back from the street — behind a double phalanx of baby palm trees — and slightly elevated — you have to walk up a “flight” of four baby steps to get there — to not qualify as in-your-face insulting to the casual walker-by. As publically inviting as the plaza may or may not be, it’s really designed for private weddings and other special events to make money for the new hotel. The booking of such events, Fell argued, would be inhibited by the UC Verde strain of droughttolerant buffalo grass that Rosenfeld’s permit required. Such grass, he noted, was not reliably green without significant irrigation, and well-watered buffalo grass was decidedly not hospitable to women walking in high heels. Hence the compelling need for Astroturf. Fell, who has worked with three separate develop-

ers for nearly 30 years to get this hotel built, took exception to any implied insinuation of “bait and switch.” Buffalo grass, he argued, was just not functional. Hausz noted that Astroturf gives rise to scorching thermal islands when hit with steady solar exposure; lawns, by contrast, create a cooling effect. That heat, he argued, radiates down into the soil as well, killing off any critters there. Synthetic lawns, he argued, degrade over time into microscopic synthetic particles, which, he warned, would be washed out to sea when hotel staff hosed down the plastic pseudo-turf to flush out any remnant food crumbs that wedding guests will inevitably spill, whether wearing high heels or not. Anything that evolved over the eons to withstand stampeding buffalo, he argued, had to be functional. Somehow Hausz failed to mention that critics of high heels have noted the shoes are engineered to contort women’s backs and butts in such a manner as to further accentuate their attractiveness to the transgressive male gaze. It would have done no good. Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss noted that while he himself had never personally worn high heels, he understood they may be problematic for anyone trying to get around on a “soft, mushy” surface.“He would have us save the planet,” Hotchkiss said dismissively of Hausz. “We’re trying to save the project.” More to the point, Hotchkiss said, “It’s more taxes to the city,” adding he didn’t want to put it so crudely. It’s worth noting City Hall issued a press release this week, announcing bed

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Craig David Kyte 09/25/43-11/01/17

Craig David Kyte, born September 25, 1943, died November 1, 2017 of alcohol-related disease, in Seattle, Washington. An only child of Frank and Evelyn, Craig grew up near Disneyland, then went to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where he came to realize he was gay. On the first day of school, he befriended a young straight lad, David Hull, who in time introduced him to his first gay friend, Mark Benson. As these three Friends in the company of one another grew into who they were, a friendship was forged that endured throughout their lives. It is a remarkable friendship—two gays and one straight—with attractions and tensions that twist and turn back upon itself like a three-strand rope. After graduating from San Francisco State College, Craig joined the Peace Corps and taught English in Ethiopia, where he came to love its food, its art, and its people. Ethiopia influenced his taste and brought into high relief the common humanity just inside the skin. His career began and ended at Seattle Public Library. Not long after he began in 1972, he was appointed head of the Government Documents Department. While there, Craig received the Rinehart Librarian Award which "honors the librarian who demonstrates innovation, provides excellent service for patrons, and nurtures personal talents of others." He was instrumental in the modernization of reference work at the Seattle Public Library, leading committees, which set internal standards for reference and customer service. In 1998, he served on a team that received the City Librarian's Award for bringing innovations to internet reference work, including the introduction of "Live Help," an early version of the online “Ask a Librarian.” A gifted conversationalist who remembered the things and people important to his acquaintances, Craig thereby forged lasting friends wherever he went. Right to the end, even in pain, he was interested in what his friends were doing and how their wives, husbands, lovers, friends were. Throughout his tenure, Craig was the recognized fashion icon of the library staff, though he wore that recognition lightly and with pointed humor, once remarking upon institution of “Casual Fridays” that he had no jeans, so he would simply “not press my pants for that day.” Craig was so valued by his fellow workers that he was elected president of his union, and was so effective in 18

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negotiations with library management that he was co-opted into management, where he made still another round of friends, rising to Head of General Reference. In October, 2008, he retired. In his private life, not long after returning from Ethiopia, he and Jim Bush moved in together in 1978. Jim completed a doctorate at University of San Francisco and became a professor of nursing at University of Washington. Each evening, as Jim and one of their condo friends, Cate Mallory, returned home after work, they would pause on their doorsteps to review the state of the world and how “they were not listening to us.” Each summer for years, Craig and Jim would spend a week on the seacoast of the Olympic peninsula. They were a solid and loving couple for 28 years, then Jim died in 2006. Craig’s two orange tabbies, Harold and Memo, aka the Marmalade Twins or “the boys,” became his closest companions in the last few years. Craig had exquisite taste not only in clothing but also in whatever he touched. Each element of furnishing and decoration in their condo bears evidence not only of quality and distinction, but also balance and careful deliberation. Red glass informs dark wood, sliding Japanese paper screens in delicate wooden frames delineate rooms, a carved Asian-like scene answers a painting or the dramatic enlarged photograph (by Mark, who also took the attached photo of Craig) of a dove descending. Craig’s taste extended notably to music, and the symphony and opera were daily staples as well as season tickets. He went to Europe in 2013 on a tour of Master Composers, which not only deepened his love of J. S. Bach (resulting in hundreds of Bach CDs) but also resulted in new friends, one of which—Cheryl Gagne—turned out to live only two blocks away. As his disease progressed, his friends picked up the dropped threads of his life, especially but not exclusively those friends in his condo and immediate neighborhood--Bryan Harrison, Cate and Cheryl—assuring his monthly bills were paid, his cats fed, and taking him as needed to hospital. David visited Craig in December, thinking it was to say goodbye, but daring to hope. Then Mark as a medical person and with Craig’s medical power of attorney, prepared the steps necessary for Craig to undergo a medical alcoholic detox—and his agreement to each step was a surprise approaching the miraculous to both David and Mark. Mark had begun occasional interactive updates to Friends of Craig, which bound together his friends and increased their contact with Craig. He emerged sober and had four months, during which friends far and wide came to visit him. He celebrated his 74th birthday all day long with various friends. Mark and David held an Open House Memorial in his condo on November 5, attended by 23 friends. Craig's wide embrace of friendship was apparent there, with people including friends from his condo, his

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hospice care, his library years, his gardener, the world at large, and his love of music…including an English horn musician from the Seattle Symphony, who declared that Craig could “lecture on Bach.” Craig wrote poetry his entire life. After Ethiopia he became less open about his private life, but his deepest thoughts and feelings were transmuted by his art, finding abstracted but powerful and clear-eyed expression in his poems. From “In the End”: “…sorrow, like banked fog against summer shores/drifting toward the last nadir of night….”

Susan will be buried at Oakwood Memorial Cemetery in Chatsworth, CA next to her twin sister, Sandy. Her memorial and celebration of life will be held Saturday Dec. 9th at 1:00 pm at the Unity Church, located at 227 E Arrellaga Street in Santa Barbara. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

James Robert Fletcher “Jimbo” 03/08/61-11/20/17

Susan Marie Wedow 05/18/45-10/06/17

exceptional, near-professional skill. Jim enjoyed collecting antiques like coins and old pocket watches, and rare books. You could find him out early at yard and estate sales where he would snare what often became favored treasures. Jim was easy to spot with his large physique and his iconic black corvette, one of many corvettes he owned over the years. Jim’s family is deeply appreciative of his partner Yvonne, the Jimboz staff, and his many friends for their kind words, thoughts, and prayers. A celebration for Jim is being planned and information will be announced and posted at Jimboz. Lost but not forgotten, in our hearts forever, dear brother, uncle, friend, and beloved son.

Judith Stanton 1940-2017

Susan or Suzanne, as she was known by her friends, passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara on October 6 after a year- long battle with pancreatic cancer. She is predeceased by her twin sister, Sandra Wedow; mother, Jeanne Wedow; and father, Warren Wedow. She is survived by her sister, Wendy Palmer of Santa Barbara; nieces, Jessica Owen of Ft Myers FL, April Castillo of Melbourne, FL; and nephew, Forest Palmer of Melbourne, FL; and 5 grand nieces and nephews - James, Vitali, Sydney, Owen and Violet. Susan received her doctorate degree in Sociology and with this degree she taught at Mills College and Stony Brook University in New York. Susan worked as an editor for Harcourt and Brace publishing company in New York City before returning to California. She lived in the coastal community of Cardiff by the Sea and later Santa Monica, working at Palomar Hospital and Santa Monica Hospital, respectively. Susan later applied her skills to Development and Grant writing in Santa Barbara, at such non-profits as The Santa Barbara Food Bank, Planned Parenthood, the Fielding Institute, The Braille institute for the Blind, and SBCC. She settled permanently in Santa Barbara in 2001, where her gentle spirit and insatiable appetite for knowledge, culture and the Arts flourished. She dedicated her career to helping others, and continued to study, read and enjoy her life here. Susan cultivated many friendships throughout her life and travels. After reading and studying many religions, she enjoyed the spiritual philosophy and love of the Unity Church family. Many thanks to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara for care and guidance during Susan's illness. We are forever grateful to them for their care and compassion.

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James Robert Fletcher, “Jimbo” to most, passed away November 20, 2017. He was born March 8, 1961, to Robert and Nancy Fletcher while stationed in Virginia. The family moved to Connecticut when James was 2 months old. He lived there until moving to California in 1985. Jim is survived by parents Bob and Nancy, his sisters Linda (Mark) Metcalfe, nephews McAlister and Mason, Paula (Brett) Bishop, Nieces Chelsea, Brianna and Haley, Karen (Michael) Marino his nephew Austin and niece Liza. Jim’s quest to find a place that was like a year-round summer in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, brought him first to Florida then to Los Angeles. Running out of money and unable to find work, his traveling companion called a relative in Santa Barbara who offered them both work painting houses and a garage to sleep in until they got on their feet. Jimbo worked in food service and then tended bar at the Mimosa restaurant. From there he spent many years working at the Cliff Room on the Mesa. After a short stint as a cab driver he found a bar, Freemans on De La Vina, that he purchased in 2000. Renaming it Jimboz, the bar has been a popular Santa Barbara hang-out for 17 years. He always considered his customers as his west coast family, who would readily join him to shoot pool, play video games, sing karaoke, or root for his favorite teams, the Boston Red Socks and New York Giants. The non-sports fans enjoyed Jimboz as a place to join in celebrations, find companionship, and engage in conversations. Jim was a charitable man who shared his success with others. He sponsored local events and benefits, with most contributions made to children’s organization and of course the sports teams of his nieces and nephews. Other interests were barbecuing for large crowds like his sister Linda’s wedding rehearsal dinner. In his younger years he was a bowler of

We lost our beloved Judy Stanton, on October 23rd, 2017. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend. Judy was born in 1940 in Cheltenham, England. She journeyed to America first as a war baby, then again with her family when she was 16. She settled in Santa Barbara as a teen and made it her permanent home. Judy was an award winning quilter, poet and artist who saw beauty and promise everywhere. She was also a steadfast philanthropist dedicated to creating positive change in our world and helping people along the way. She supported such organizations as: Planned Parenthood, The SPCA of Santa Barbara, The LGBT Center Orange County, and The Santa Barbara Cancer Center. Judy worked as a Trust Officer for Montecito Bank and Trust where she cared for so many clients and their families throughout the years. Judy and her husband of 21 years, John McClure, were lifelong friends and raised two children, Linda and Jim McClure. She is survived by her two children as well as her granddaughter, Ainsley McClure of Long Beach, CA. and her beloved dog Toby. Judy was later married to Mack Stanton for 20 years and they shared their retirement years together in Santa Barbara and then in Montecito. They very much enjoyed time with their blended family as well as their daily walks with their dogs. Friends and family will convene for a celebration of Judy’s life in the spring of 2018. For now, a line from one of her favorite poems, “Wild Geese,” by Mary Oliver because Judy will forever be a poet at heart: “Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again.”


In Memoriam

Harry Brown, MD 1930 – 2017

Founder of Surgical Eye Expeditions International

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It became apparent to Harry that to do cataract surgery in remote foreign places, one had to have met him when he came by Sansum Clinic permission from the local medical doctors, hospitals, looking into establishing an ophthalmol- or clinics, and the country’s board of health. Several ogy practice in Santa Barbara. I recall ask- years were spent putting together the team that could ing him at that time what his hobbies were. He replied accomplish these tasks. without a pause, “Mankind.” I didn’t know what he Harry visited embassies in Washington, D.C., and meant then, but I know now. He was a visionary, and major suppliers of ophthalmic equipment and medications: Alcon, Bausch and Lomb, and Allergan, to name he indeed made changes that affected “mankind.” Harry had just completed an around-the-world a few. Somehow, he was able to reach the CEOs of the trip to South Africa, India, and Afghanistan, where he companies and was on a first-name basis with them. explored the needs that his knowledge as an ophthal- Once, at an international meeting of the American mic surgeon might somehow modify. He once told me Academy of Ophthalmology, Harry introduced me to that the trip had been done on borrowed money and the president of the academy, and then we had lunch “vapors.” The thirdwith the CEO of Alcon. At that time, Alcon was world tour was part probably the major supof his postdoctoral plier in the world of fellowship at UCLA’s specialized equipment Jules Stein Eye Instiand medications for eye tute, and his mother, wife, and four children surgery. This company accompanied him. and others have donated more than $5 million a Earlier in his education, Harry had earned year in eye medications a degree in chemistry and equipment for use in at the University of SEE clinics throughout the world. Missouri, served in the U.S. Navy during SEE International the Korean War, and grew out of Harry’s realthen graduated from ization that he needed a George Washington structured base in order to attack blindness in the University School of Medicine in 1959. He third world. Through interned at the naval SCORE (then the SerREVERENCE FOR SIGHT: Thanks to Harry Brown and the nonhospital at Camp vice Corps of Retired profit he started — Surgical Eye Expeditions International — a Executives) he found a Pendleton and the half-million people living in third-world countries had their medical division of the very competent retired sight restored. Oak Ridge Institute of volunteer, the former Nuclear Studies. CEO of the Carnation For Harry, in many of the disadvantaged sites he company, Bill Crocket. They put together the first visited, surgically curable blindness stood out as a sig- board of directors for SEE, which I joined, and formed nificant untreated affliction. There were various causes, a nonprofit corporation. but the outstanding one was advanced cataracts — Soon, ophthalmic surgeons from the countries cataracts so dense in both eyes that the person could Harry had visited began to find SEE International at major ophthalmology meetings. We would promise see only shadows and white glare. This is a very treatable disease in the Western world. the host surgeon to supply qualified ophthalmic surIn the third world, the emphasis for the medical doctor geons, with the necessary medications, intraocular is general medicine, general surgery, and infectious lenses, portable microscopes, autoclaves, visas, board diseases, but not blindness from cataracts. People don’t of medicine permits, and so on to assist their hospital die from blindness, and it is an accepted affliction of or clinic in performing 50-100 cataract surgeries in age. They became dependent on their families for sup- three to five days. The host doctor would provide the port. Eventually they cannot see to feed themselves. after-surgery care. For folks who have been self-sufficient all their adult Our volunteers would take a week off from their lives, this is degrading and humiliating. There were no practice and, at their own expense, hand carry four to five large boxes of sterile supplies, scopes, and medicawelfare programs in the countries Harry visited. As Harry began working as an ophthalmologist tions through the airports. These surgeons’ payment at the Santa Barbara Clinic — which merged with was the opportunity to do something as exciting as Sansum subsequently —he also started gathering a restoring sight to a blind person who had essentially few ophthalmic surgeons and technicians to join him no hope. It is a dramatic event when the eye patch on medical expeditions into Mexico. These first trips comes off the day after surgery and the patient sees were for medical and minor surgery involving the eye. clear images, color, and their family for the first time Harry worked with established mission groups to see in years. Surgeons often cry with the patients in the how they were organized. emotion of restored sight. The early expeditions, which later became SEE Harry was a true visionary. He told me several times: (Surgical Eye Expeditions) International, did not per- There are those who make things happen, those who form intraocular surgery (surgery inside of the eye, help things happen, those who watch things happen, such as cataract surgery). Cataract surgery requires and those who say, “What happened?” Harry wanted specialized instruments, a sterile environment, and, to make things happen, and he did. By founding SEE very importantly, postoperative care—in other words, International, he was responsible for restoring sight to someone, namely an ophthalmologist, must follow the more than half a million blind people throughout the patient after surgery. n third world.

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FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC OTOjOY’s MISSION TO MAKE LIVEby MUSIC ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE Created Leinad Lehmko

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henneuroscientist Dan- phase, Kaufmann learned then, folks within it hear the venue only offered the aforementioned iel J. Levitin wrote in his of a technology called an the music at an optimal FM-based assistive listening devices when scintillating book This audio-frequency inducdesignation for their par- Kaufmann met with the Bowl’s board in 2015 Is Your Brain on Music tion loop (aka hearing ticular hearing loss. to discuss installing a hearing loop. that “music is … part of loops) from Claudia HerKaufmann soon “[When] we were approached by Thomas, BY the fabric of everyday life,” he was spot-on. czog, then president of discovered that, in the [we] talked a lot about the opportunity, but it MICHELLE United States, not much was new to us at that time,” said Rick Boller, Music provides the soundtrack to our exis- the Santa Barbara chapDROWN tence, from our mundane comings-and- ter of the Hearing Loss importance has been the Bowl’s executive director. “We had had goings to significant life events. The lilt of a Association of America, placed on improving an assistive listening system, but it was pretty concert experiences for antiquated. [Attendees] had to request the melody can sear into your mind, conjuring who found out about it at a memory each time it’s heard. Music can a national conference. “A people with hearing loss. system if they were coming to a show, idestir the soul and change your mood in an hearing loop is an assistive listening system While loops were being employed in the ally in advance, because it needed to be set instance. It is provocative, whimsical, beau- that transfers sound wirelessly to people’s U.K. and Scandinavia fairly regularly, few up through the soundboard, and then they tiful, heart-wrenching, serene, intoxicating. existing hearing aids,” explained Kaufmann. U.S. venues were outfitted with them, and needed to be relocated into an area in the Imagine, then, what it’s like for people who “People who already have hearing aids most people had never heard of the technol- proximity of the system so that they could are unable to fully revel in music’s bounty equipped with a t-coil can just press a button ogy. The majority of places, in fact, are poorly access it. And then the quality of it wasn’t due to hearing loss. Thomas Kaufmann has, and wirelessly receive the signal from a pub- equipped to accommodate folks, and even [very good],” he said.“So we agreed to loop a when they can, the devices tend to be FM- small portion of our facility, which was our and as a result he founded OTOjOY, a Santa lic venue that has a hearing loop installed.” Barbara–based company that provides audiHearing loop technology is based on elec- signal-based receivers with headphones or preferred section at the time because it’s near tory-challenged concertgoers a highthe soundboard, more central quality experience through hearing …. We did that for about a year, loop technology. (More on that later.) and it worked really well.” One person who was particThe inspiration for OTOjOY— OTOjOY the name is a play on Beethoven’s Ninth ularly grateful for the upgrade Symphony movement “Ode to Joy”— Joy” was Nora McNeely Hurley. A longtime Bowl-goer, McNeely came surprisingly. In 2012, Kaufmann was earning a master’s degree in chemHurley had stopped attendistry from UCSB when he attended ing shows because the sound a breakfast with friends that forever was untenable. “I was forced to changed his career trajectory. While give up going to concerts as I dining, one of them, a professional could not make sense of music,” photographer, complained about his said McNeely Hurley, who has ears still ringing from the prior night’s reduced hearing capacity. After shoot at the Santa Barbara Bowl. When OTOjOY installed its loop Kaufmann asked him if he wore eartechnology, things changed for the music fan. “I could displugs, he said,“No, because then I can’t cern each instrument being hear anything, and I want to enjoy the played and heard them clearly sound.” Kaufmann responded by saythanks to the hearing loop,” ing,“You have to wear the right ones.” A lifelong music aficionado, she said. “Radiohead provided Kaufmann had created a successful a brilliant [re]introduction to MUSIC MAKERS: Odesza’s Clayton Knight (far left) and Harrison Mills (far right) experience sound with Santa Barbara–based OTOjOY, deejaying business by age 18 in his sound.” She was so thrilled, in which provides technology to venues to make high-quality music accessible to people with hearing loss. Also pictured are OTOjOY’s fact, that McNeely Hurley and native Germany, so knew firsthand founder and CEO, Thomas Kaufmann (center right), and its head of outreach and advocacy, Micah Thomas. her family foundation, the the importance of wearing hearing protection. In fact, he has a customManitou Fund, underwrote the fitted pair of earplugs always on hand, tromagnetic fields, which have been known “neck loops,” which are clunky and carry a cost to have the entire venue looped. which he showed his friends. Noting his about since the 1700s. However, it wasn’t until social stigma. The Bowl is now focusing on letting the passion regarding hearing-loss prevention, about four decades into the 20th century Kaufmann decided to change that statis- community know about its updated assisKaufmann’s friends challenged him to start that their use in hearing assistance became tic. For the past five years, he and his team tive listening system. “We’re reaching out to a business that addressed the issue. He took clear. In 1938, British telephone and sound have been responsible for looping a plethora organizations in town and trying to get out them up on it and began sowing the seeds engineer Joseph Poliakoff invented the tele- of venues in Santa Barbara, including the the word to folks that maybe stopped comcoil, a metal rod wrapped by an extremely Arlington, the Lobero Theatre, and the Bowl. ing to shows because they weren’t able to for OTOjOY. experience [the music] the way that they Kaufmann dove into his new venture by fine wire. The t-coil, as it is commonly called, wanted to,” said Boller.“The cool thing about doing extensive research on hearing protec- can detect the signal emitted from an induction, audiology, and hearing aids, with the tion loop and translate it into clear, distin- The largest outdoor amphitheater on the the hearing loop is that it eliminates the need intention of creating his own line of custom- guishable sounds. When an induction loop Central Coast, the Santa Barbara Bowl to request in advance and sit in a certain area. fit earplugs. While still in the data-gathering system is installed in a venue’s seating area, boasts a state-of-the-art sound system, yet There’s equal access for everyone.”

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Every Saturday, the sweet sounds of four strings and a chorus of voices rise from beneath the large tree in front of the harbor. That’s where 20-40 members of the Santa Barbara Ukulele Club gather from 2-4 p.m. to play through their versions of hits such as “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and whatever else is on their weekly song list. Founded in 2008 by Paul Halula — who was inspired by a similar club in Santa Cruz, where he’s since returned — the club includes about 200 people on its email list and is organized these days by Michael Hatton and Doug Nielsen, who welcome players of all ages and abilities. “We all share a love for the uke and music,” said Nielsen.“All who make a positive contribution to the music are welcome. We stress the need to listen. You don’t need to be an expert, but it is important to listen and fit in so the group isn’t thrown off.” This holiday season, the smiling band of bards will be donning Santa Claus caps to play on the 500 block of State Street during the farmers’ market every Tuesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; the Camino Real Marketplace on Friday, December 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; and a number of senior living facilities around town throughout December. Kimi Vandyk is one member, and she’s been sharing videos of the group playing at facebook.com/SantaBarbaraUkulele.“I started playing in grade 5, and it was just a great introduction to music,” she said.“It just brings joy. It’s so easy; little kids can do it. I’m all about having fun and singing along, and this is a really great place to do that.” And it’s perfect for simply watching as well. Said Nielsen, “So many people connect to music, and when they hear a familiar song, I think it warms their heart.” Those interested in joining can email SantaBarbaraUkuleleClub@gmail .com. For more info, see santabarbaraukuleleclub.com.

TubaChristmas

On Saturday, December 9, at noon, one of Santa Barbara’s most unique musical traditions will begin blaring from the tight alley between De la Guerra Plaza and State Street known as Storke Placita. It’s TubaChristmas 2017, when about two dozen big-brass-instrument maestros will run through their annual performance of Christmas classics. Though the tradition began in Santa Barbara 25 years ago, the first Tuba Christmas was nearly 43 years ago in New York City. “TubaChristmas is the brainchild of the late Harvey Phillips, perhaps the finest tubist of his generation and a driving force in having composers produce music that features tuba,” said Bill Rizzi, who helped organize the Santa Barbara event, one of many that happens in cities around the world.“It features four-part holiday arrangements for tubas and euphoniums, which are small tubas — what a trombone would be if it were fatter and twisted,” said Rizzi, who once played above the ice of Rockefeller Center in New York.“It’s the only time one sees tubas as the main feature. It’s an amazing sound! Tubas don’t have the most glamorous rep — think the word ‘tubby.’ This is our chance to enjoy likeminded bottom dwellers and show off a bit.” For those seeking more audible exhilaration, the S.B. tuba crew plays regularly at the Brat Haus on State Street, drawing from its “Octubafest” songbook of marches, polkas, waltzes, and so forth. And for those wanting to join in the fun, you can register to play TubaChristmas by heading to SBCC’s Band Room DM-105 on December 9 at 9 a.m. to rehearse. See n tubachristmas.com.


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According Arlington Theatre, it automatically went into the ever- to Ticketmaster’s suit, Prestige and its associates used a expanding file of news from the ongoing ticket wars. bewildering array of bots, email and IP addresses, credit Ever since the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger was cards, and physical addresses to place 313,528 orders approved back in 2010, entertainment writers and live using 9,047 different accounts between January 2015 music fans have been more or less willing participants and September 2016, all in a (successful!) attempt to in a rapidly evolving situation driven by two main realize tens of millions of dollars in profit. forces: the massive, sudden profits available on the secLitigation is not the only or even the chief way that ondary market; and the battle of the twin titans, AEG/ the ticket giants and the artists who rely on them are Goldenvoice and Live Nation/Ticketmaster, for control fighting back against scalpers. Two relatively new of the primary ticket market. approaches were designed to ensure that the most desired It’s been a wild ride, featuring litigation, legislation (the tickets end up going to the peoBetter Online Ticket Sales ple who desire them the most, Act, or BOTS Act, signed by rather than to those willing to President Obama in Decempay the highest prices. At AXS, ber 2016), and consolidation, the program goes by the rather such as recent collaborations unappetizing name of the between Ticketmaster and Waiting Room and involves YouTube, and AXS and Spooffering fans an opportunity tify. Whether you are a casual to register in advance for onsale events. This process, which concertgoer interested in seeing top artists at your area involves setting up a payment method and opting in to an venue or a diehard fanatic determined to catch as many email list, means that when tickets go on sale online, AXS shows as you possibly can by your main musical squeeze, can usually tell who is a bot what’s happening with ticket and who is a flesh-and-blood sales online matters. When buyer. AXS even went to the secondary market prices for trouble of making an animated high-demand shows routinely video to explain the proBY CHARLES DONELAN soar into four figures just cess, and it is viewable on the minutes after primary market Santa Barbara Bowl website (see tinyurl.com/axsvid). The tickets go on sale, surely fans are entitled to ask what proWaiting Room, like any “slow moters, venues, and ticketing ticketing” technique created to companies are doing to keep forestall massive bot buys, has them from being shut out. The its advocates and detractors, short answer is “a lot,” but the including those who believe long answer is a better one that the tactics employed by that seems to grow longer by the scalpers — e.g., opening multiple windows simultanethe day. What follows is a necessarily incomplete account of ously to increase your chances some of the latest moves that of moving to the buying stage remain the most effective ways to maneuver through may have an impact not only on what you pay for the —remain next show you see but also on whether you get a chance the system. to buy tickets at all. Over at Ticketmaster, the latest approach involves There are certain things that virtually everyone working with artists to create special opportunities for agrees on, and one of them is that “bots,” computer so-called “verified fans.” For example, U2 just partnered programs written specifically to purchase as many tick- with Ticketmaster on the first major arena/stadium ets as possible for the purpose of reselling—or scalping tour to be sold entirely on the basis of customers hav— them on the secondary market, are not cool. For cer- ing first registered as verified fans. Taylor Swift, ever the tain high-demand events such as the Broadway show leader in driving the hardest possible bargain with the Hamilton, it’s estimated that as much as 40 percent music industry— industry and some would say with her fans of the available tickets were scored by bots, allowing as well—has developed a system with Ticketmaster professional scalpers to resell tickets that cost them a that’s even got its own name, Swift Tix. To get a feeling couple of hundred dollars for upward of a thousand. for what may be one version of the future, I registered The fact that this happened, and continues to happen, is as a Ticketmaster verified fan of Taylor Swift and even part of the business model for a company like StubHub, gave them my mobile phone number in exchange for which does not necessarily guarantee (or know) where access to a surreal site that appears to have been created the tickets it brokers are coming from. It was this huge, specifically for the purpose of driving Swift’s fans crazy. On the participation page of the upcoming Taylor open digital door that Ticketmaster claims a company called Prestige Entertainment drove through when they Swift Reputation tour site, registered fans take their

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More than 60 million Americans, 23 percent of the population, are affected by hearing loss in at least one ear, according to Johns Hopkins University, and even an estimated one in five teenagers experiences some degree of hearing Created by Leinad Leh loss. When the damage is slight, the listener may not even know what they are missing sonically (e.g., chordal nuances, high-end register details); when it’s extensive, the world can be a confusing cacophony of muddled sounds. Since hearing loss is not visibly detectable by others — and because many who are affected don’t reveal their need for accommodations due to shame associated with this disability — venues often don’t provide high-quality assistive listening devices. For Kaufmann, OTOjOY has been about OTOjOY LoopBuds app correcting that through education and changes in convenience.“Ever since we started out, our primary goal has been to spread awareness As a result, the band is onboard to help get the word about the lack of accessibility for individuals with hear- out about hearing loops. “We are a huge proponent of ing loss and to educate people about available tech- the cause,” said Odesza’s Clayton Knight, who studnology options,” Kaufmann wrote in a recent essay he ied physics at university. “It’s crazy to hear how many penned for Hearing Health Magazine. “Almost every people go through minor to severe hearing loss — the time we demonstrated a hearing loop with someone’s numbers are pretty outrageous …. The hearing loop favorite piece of music, they were in tears. In fact, one is a pretty basic concept being used in a unique way,” woman described that if she used ‘just’ her hearing aids, Knight continued. “I’m surprised it took us this long she would hear the world in black-and-white, only to get to that. The technology and the theory have gleaning the facts and information. With the been around forever. Moving forward, having help of a hearing loop, however, her world this system in every venue would allow a would instantly change to Technicolor, and huge other fan base into the mix again.” she could hear levels of emotion and musical In addition to installing hearing loops, nuances that she hadn’t perceived in years.” OTOjOY offers high-fidelity earplugs and This past year, OTOjOY has had huge recently released OTOjOY LoopBuds, earsuccesses. Not only has the company installed buds that work in conjunction with a phone hearing loops in venues throughout California and app and allow users to access hearing loops in venues Arizona, but it also began looping outdoor music fes- to listen to music and speech with enhanced clarity. tivals, such as Stagecoach, the Oregon Eclipse Festival, LoopBuds has already garnered a New Product Award and Coachella. (Hear the sound difference of the looped from WFX and a 2018 CES Innovation Award. The Lady Gaga show at tinyurl.com/GagaLoop.) Although company itself is a 2018 Edison Awards nominee and the company is making headway in the festival arena, a semifinalist in the Arizona Innovation Challenge. In the end, Kaufmann’s crusade is summed up in it is still an uphill battle. For example, despite offering to loop several shows for free at the recent Austin City OTOjOY’s succinct slogan: “Creating equal access to sound. For everyone. Everywhere.” As for what’s to Limits, Kaufmann’s offer was declined. Yet for every setback, there is a move forward. OTO- come? Kaufmann said he plans to continue to “work jOY recently looped an Odesza show in Berlin, and the toward a future where everyone’s world can go beyond group’s “production manager and sound engineer was just black-and-white to being fully, wonderfully, and incredibly excited about our work,” said Kaufmann. deeply Technicolor.” n

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places in a digitally controlled and imaged waiting line. The site offers multiple opportunities to move up on this line, meaning that you will have a better chance at buying tickets to your preferred Swift show. These “boosts,” as they are called in Swiftian marketing-speak, come in three sizes: high, medium, and low. For a high boost, you can order the Reputation CD online or purchase something from her online merch store, such as a $125 snake logo hoodie or a $60 pair of Rep branded sweatpants. Medium boosts include watching the “Look What You Made Me Do” video up to 10 times a day. When I tried this, I thought I saw the little digital bar indicating my place in the TS line move, but it might have been my imagination. There are even low-level boosts —don’t those sound appealing? — available to those willing to endure the humiliation of tweeting or otherwise shar-

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n 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman — the world’s first portable music-

listening device — with the Madison Avenue-generated advertising slogan “There’s a Revolution in the Streets.” It was a prescient tagline; the gadget forever changed how people consume music. Its invention also prompted engineers to reimagine headset designs, which were commonly clunky, heavy, and uncomfortable. Today, stereophonic headphones come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of quality. In fact, the selection is so expansive, it’s hard to decide which ones to purchase—in-ear buds or noise-canceling headphones, tethered headsets or Bluetooth-capable ones? To help music lovers whittle down the choices, I tried out two mid-priced Bluetooth earbuds on the market, Rowkin Earbuds and FRESHeBUDS Pro.

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If gorgeous design tickles your fancy, then you’ll love Rowkin Bit Stereo earbuds. Not only are they easy on the eyes, they are a technological marvel. “Our goal was to create the world’s smallest earbuds using true wireless technology,” said Anson Liang, Rowkin president. The petite devices fit nicely into your ear canal (three sizes of tips are included) and the absence of wires gives them a super-cool James Bond feel. Although diminutive, they provide an excellent aural experience — a pleasing mix of high-end and bass tones come through. The most challenging aspect of creating the compact earbuds? “Fitting all of the features (like great sound and battery life) you would find in a set of full, over-head headphones into two of the world’s smallest earbuds,” Liang said.“You won’t find smaller earbuds on the market today with such high-end materials and the look and feel of a luxury item at an affordable price.” Pros: Small; comfortable; superior design; good sound quality. Can control music by tapping the earbud. Cons: Occasionally fell out when walking. Cost: $109.99; see rowkin.com.

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There’s nothing quite like having music swirling around in your head as if it’s being generated there. Thanks to their secure fit, FRESHeBUDS Pro offer that experience in spades. Made by FRESHeTECH, the Bluetoothenabled device is designed to hook over your outer ear, which keeps the bud from shifting when you’re active. Although the earphones are connected by a wire, it rests unobtrusively behind your neck. “There is so much competition,” said Adam Schwartz, CEO at FRESHeTECH.“You often see companies try to ‘Swiss Army Knife’ features into their earbuds. That strategy makes Bluetooth earbuds too expensive and results in poor sales. We said,‘Let’s make a great-quality pair of Bluetooth earbuds with a cool design and sell directly to consumers to lower the price.’” What makes FRESHeBUDS stand out from the crowd? “A few things,” according to Schwartz.“Our earbuds have all the controls on the actual earpiece so they are easy to get to, are exactly weighted evenly so you will find a great balance while running, and turn on/off by taking the magnets apart or reconnecting them.” Pros: Snug fit; excellent sound quality; no ambient noise intrusion. Great for workouts. Cons: Apparatus over outer ear; connected by wire. n Cost: $119.95; see freshetech.com.

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carnival games, a bouncy castle, face painting, and free rides on this beautiful carousel. 10am-2pm. Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call 564-5430.

12/2: The Spiritual Owl Readings The Spiritual Owl’s readings are given with an emphasis on finding clarity and speaking truth while being inspiring, honest, and compassionate to what may arise. Through her intuitive abilities, she hopes to clarify clients’ important questions with her collective capabilities. 11am-2pm and 3-6pm. Paradise Found, 17 E. Anapamu St. $45-$270. Call 564-3573.

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12/2: Wake Up Laughing & Wise Up Loving This evening of cosmic comedy from Swami Beyondananda is intended to heal the heart and free the mind. Be prepared; you just might get woke through laughter! 7:30pm. Unity of S.B., 227 E. Arrellaga St. $20. Call 280-2050.

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Pemberley Imagine a sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork Pride and Prejudice. Watch what happens when bookish and beau-less Mary Bennet meets an unexpected guest during a Christmas gathering at Pemberley, and she has the chance to be the heroine of her own story. This clever and captivating comedy of manners will delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike! The show previews on November 30 and December 1 and runs through December 17. Thu.-Sat.: 8pm. Sun.: 2 and 7pm. Tue.: 7pm. Wed.: pre-show talk: 7:15pm; show: 8pm. New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $20-$70. Call 965-5400. etcsb.org

11/30: Emily Esfahani Smith: The Power of Meaning: Making Your Life, Work, and Relationships Matter The author will discuss her book The Power of Meaning: Making Your Life, Work, and Relationships Matter Matter, where she draws on psychology, philosophy, and literature to argue that the search for meaning is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness. Books will also be available for purchase and signing. (Please note: This event was previously scheduled for 11/29.) 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

sweet content that inform, entertain, and inspire action. They are not unbiased, not always serious, and not always right, but they promise a no-bull conversation about politics and culture where you will laugh, cry, and maybe scream. 8pm. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. GA: $39.50-$49.50; VIP: $128. Call 963-4408.

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Cathy Byrd will be signing her memoir, The Boy Who Knew Too Much: An Astounding True Story of a Young Boy’s Past-Life Memories, about the journey of her son, who, at the age of 2, began sharing vivid memories of being a baseball player in the ’20s and ’30s, his fierce rivalry with Babe Ruth, and finding out about his connection to Lou Gehrig. Author Jack Canfield, who wrote the foreword, will also be on hand. 4pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787. Read more on p. 43.

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11/30: Valeska Soares: Sense and Sensuality Tanya Barson, chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona and former curator of international art at Tate Modern, will discuss the work of Valeska Soares and its relationship to tendencies found in Brazilian art and art of the U.S., revealing its connections with the sensorial as well as the minimal and postminimal. 5:30-7pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1131 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. tickets.sbma.net 12/1-12/6: Patty Van Dyke, Kristy Vantrease, Nancy Horwick There will be three featured artists of the month, with other works displayed in the mezzanines and sculpture center. The exhibit shows through December 31. 5-8pm. Gallery 113, 1114 State St. Free. Call 965-6610. gallery113sb.com

12/2: Secret Spot Artist Exhibition There will be 22 pieces that include seascapes by Nancy Earle, mystical sculptures by Nell Eakin, and mixed-media collage on canvas on display and for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going toward the Star Jasmine Foundation. You will also see jewelry designs and sea-glass and driftwood décor creators. Enjoy refreshments while you look, and enter the “Lost” by Brendan Briggs raffle! 1-5pm. Mesa Music Productions, 126 Cooper Rd. Free. Call 980-8852. tinyurl.com/SecretSpotArt

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12/2: Pod Tours America The team from the podcast Pod Save America — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — will be in S.B. to talk about politics in a way that uses analysis and other forms of

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12/2: Wooden Hall Concerts: Laurence Juber Don’t miss this Grammy-winning lead guitarist of Paul McCartney’s Wings as he fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop, and classical styles into a multifaceted performance at this intimate venue. 7:30pm. Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St. $20.

PUBLIC LECTURE: Friday, December 8 | 6:30-8:30 pm Unity of S.B. – 227 E. Arrellaga St. Suggested Donation: $10

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WORKSHOP : Saturday, December 9 | 9am-4pm Center of the Heart 487 N. Turnpike Rd. Cost: $65 Bee Guild Members $75 General public Light refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch.

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In 1996 Gunther Hauk co-founded the Pfeiffer Center – one of the first biodynamic training programs in the US. Since then he has been invited to teach around the world. His book Toward Saving the Honeybee was first published in 2002. In 2006, Gunther and his wife, Vivian, founded Spikenard Farm. His work was featured in two full-length documentary films about the honeybee crisis – “Queen of the Sun” (2010) and “Vanishing of the Bees” (2009). Gunther also produced his own educational film “Hour of Decision” (2015).

12/1: The Quebe Sisters, Joe Robinson When Texas’s Quebe (rhymes with “maybe”) Sisters take the stage and start playing and singing in multipart, close harmony, you will be transfixed and then blown away by the triple-threat fiddle champions’ all-Americana vocal and instrumental performances. Twenty-five-year-old Australian Joe Robinson, considered uniquely gifted as a virtuoso guitarist and singer/ songwriter, will open the show. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. GA: $40-$45. Call 963-0761. lobero.org

12/1: TFDI TFDI is made up of Tony Lucca (second runnerup on the second season of The Voice), Jay Nash, and Matt Duke, who will bring their musical chemistry, three-part harmony, and different yet complementary approaches to the guitar to the winery on their Beggars & Ballers Winter Tour 2017, named for their latest release. 7:30pm. Standing Sun Wines, 92 Second St., Ste. D, Buellton. $20-$25. Call 691-9413. standingsunwines.com

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Father Greg Boyle Reverend Gregory J. Boyle, the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in L.A., the world’s largest and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry programs, will speak in S.B. Father Gregory’s most recent book, Barking at the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, offers a snapshot into a world defined by more compassion and fewer barriers, with gentleness and humor. 5-7pm. Garvin Theatre, 721 Cliff Dr. Free. Call 730-4107.

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physically apart but spiritually as close as those in love. Stay for a reception on the patio with the actors after the performance. Proceeds go toward Speaking of Stories. 2 and 6pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $20-$25. Call 963-0408.

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Virtual Reality Open House Visit the Tech Lab and interact with different virtual and augmented reality demonstrations and activities such as facilitator-monitored virtual reality, augmented reality, and a driving simulation that uses a gaming system. Attendees must be 13 years or older to use the virtual reality equipment, and all attendees need to complete a use waiver before using the VR equipment, or have their parent/ guardian complete the use waiver. 5:30-7pm. Tech Lab, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages 13+. Call 564-5663. Email ccharles@santabarbaraca.gov. sbplibrary.org

chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation in English. These spiritual practices help purify negativity and fill our minds with positive, healing energy and include a period of silence for meditation. 10:3011:30am. Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr., 508 Brinkerhoff Ave. Free. Call 563-6000.

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TUESDAY 12/5 12/5: Open House and Night Lawn Bowling Kick-Off The S.B. Lawn Bowls Club will celebrate its 80th anniversary with an open house that will introduce area visitors and residents to its new night bowls schedule for the upcoming year and an opportunity to experience a sample of the art of lawn bowling. 6pm. Spencer Adams Recreation Park, 1216 De la Vina St. Free. Call 636-9748.

WEDNESDAY 12/6 12/6: Ensemble Theatre Book Club: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley Ensemble Theatre Book Club is a collaboration of the Ensemble Theatre Company and the S.B. Public Library. Read Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley and join the conversation, led by Ensemble Theatre Company dramaturg Sam Lahne, that will focus on a dramatic and literary standpoint rather than the current production at the Ensemble Theatre. 5:30-6:45pm. Upper level, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. sbplibrary.org

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Bntly, The Real Savage Henry. 9pm. $10-$15. Ages 18+. Sun.: Late for the Train, Solström, Oddjob Ensemble. 7pm. $10-$15. Tue.: tUnE-yArDs, Linafornia. 9pm. $17-$20. Ages 18+. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776.

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12/1: Uptown Lounge Superstoked. 8-11pm. 3126 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 845-8800.

12/1-12/2: Figueroa Mtn. Brewing Co. (S.B.) Fri.: Bryan Titus Trio. 7-10pm. Sat.: The Night Howls. 7-10pm. 137 Anacapa St., Unit F. Free. Call 694-2252. figmtnbrew.com 12/1-12/2: M.Special Brewing Co. Fri.: O.n.E. 6-9pm. Sat.: Jason Clark; 2-4pm. King Zero; 5:30-7:30pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com

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12/1-12/3: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Back Pocket, special guests. 6-9pm. Sat.: Oddly Straight; 1:30-4:30pm. Jacob Cole Band; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Paradise Kings; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com 12/2: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. Jason Campbell Band. 6-8pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com 12/2: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Call 962-4660. sbjamesjoyce.com 12/2: Velvet Jones Franks & Deans, The Heiz. 7pm. 423 State St. $5-$10. Ages 21+. Call 965-8676. velvet-jones.com 12/4: Mercury Lounge DJ Raf. 8pm. Free. 5871 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Ages 21+. Call 967-0907.

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11/30-12/6: Nightly Snowfall at Paseo Nuevo! A flurry of white snow will fall upon the center court twice per night. Forecasts predict snowfall through December 30. There will be no shows if it rains, it is wet, or it is too windy. 6 and 7pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 963-7147.

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year’s theme of Colors of the Season will bring more than 65,000 to S.B.’s only nighttime parade to watch the holiday-themed floats, spectacular performance groups, highstepping marching bands, performance groups, the Holiday Prince and Fairy, this year’s Grand Marshal Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Noah Wyle, and, of course, the annual arrival of Santa Claus. 6:30pm, travels down State St. from Sola St. (1300 block) to Cota St. (600 block). Free. Call 962-2098 x800.

downtownsb.org/events/downtown-holidayparade 12/1-12/3: 13th Annual Christmas Festival: Covenant of Love Enjoy this retelling of the Christmas story that will weave narration and music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir, and Choral Union and blend traditional seasonal carols with historic works. Fri.: 7pm; Sat.: 2pm; Sun.: 3pm. First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. $15. Call 565-6040.

12/2: Solvang Julefest Parade With more than 400 participants and over 50 entries, this parade will include dancers, musical groups, vintage vehicles, horses, carriages, animals, and Santa! After the parade, enjoy visits with Santa in Solvang Park. 11am-12:30pm. Parade starts at Solvang Veterans Hall (1745 Mission Dr.), across from Old Mission Santa Inés; travels west on Mission Dr. (Hwy. 246); turns left on Fourth Pl. and then left on Copenhagen Dr., and ends on Alisal Rd. near the Post Office. Free. Call 688-6144.

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12/2: Solvang Julefest Community Tree Lighting Ceremony Enjoy live entertainment with area bands, choirs, and caroling, culminating in ballerinas dancing and the arrival of Santa Claus to Solvang. 5-6:30pm. Solvang Park, Mission Dr. and 1st St., Solvang. Free. Call 688-6144.

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the road this holiday season, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jewel, along with special guests — her father, Atz, and two brothers, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher — will be performing a combination of holiday classics, holiday originals, and her charttopping hits. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $55-$95. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274. chumashcasino.com

12/1-12/3: Shop, Mingle & Jingle Holiday shoppers are welcome to special events and entertainment, as well as discounts and deals at Solvang merchants, such as art shops and galleries, booksellers, wine-tasting rooms, wine and beer bars, clothing stores, shoe and accessories boutiques, home furniture shops, décor and antique shops, and restaurants, bakeries, and specialty food stores. Various times. Downtown Solvang. Free. Call 688-6144.

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Celebrate the start of the holiday season with this family-friendly event. Buy local this year by visiting our outdoor marketplace and fiber arts show in the gallery. There will be craft demonstrations to inspire you with eco-friendly holiday ideas, such as bow making at noon, chalkboard gift tags at 1 p.m., and cork snowmen at 2 p.m. 11am-3pm. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. Free. Call 884-0459 x13.

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12/2: 14th Annual Holiday Boutique Sip wine as you shop this boutique that will feature jewelry, clothing, fabric-crafted dolls and animals, makeovers, jams, mouth-blown glass, holiday 3D glasses, and more. Noon-5pm. Tone-Up S.B., 3006 De la Vina St. Free.

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12/2: 37th Annual Los Olivos Olde Fashioned Christmas Experience a small-town, fun-filled day celebrating Christmas in Los Olivos. There will be crafts and activities for the kids, open houses at area businesses, a gingerbread wonderland, carolers, treats, a tree lighting, and Santa! There will be a drop-off for goodies for Toys for Tots. Visit the website for the full schedule. 4-8pm. Los Olivos. Free.

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12/2: 5th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland More than 100 handmade gingerbread houses crafted by area schoolchildren, families, organizations, and businesses will be on display so guests can vote on and win them in a raffle. Word from the North Pole says Santa Claus will be visiting in the church’s common room, providing a cozy place for kids to share their Christmas wishes. Proceeds benefit Arts Outreach and St. Mark’sin-the-Valley Preschool. 4-8pm. Stacy Hall, St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-4454. smitv.org/gingerbread-wonderland

12/2: Annual Holiday Boutique This family-friendly affair will feature several unique vendors with a wide variety of holiday gifts, such as jewelry, essential oils, succulents, and more; a Christmas tree raffle; carolers; and holiday treats for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Garden Street Academy Scholarship Fund. 10am-2pm. Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St. Free. Call 680-1536.

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12/2: SBCC School of Extended Learning Arts & Crafts Fair Rummage through hundreds of unique, locally handcrafted treasures, including ceramics, jewelry, glass arts, weavings, floral arrangements, drawings, paintings, and more from more than 60 vendors that will display and sell work they created in their School of Extended Learning classes. Enter to win raffle prizes! 10am-4pm. SBCC Wake Campus, 300 N. Turnpike Rd. tinyurl.com/SBCCWakeFair

12/2: Poetics of the Handmade This market will be a gathering of makers, artists, and vintage vendors coming together to sell their finely crafted wares. There will be food for sale and live music to shop by. 10am4pm. The Lower Lodge, 609 Mission Canyon Rd. Free. Read more on p. 39.

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12/3: Snow Leopard Festival/Sledding Learn about the beautiful and endangered snow leopards and how to save them at this one-of-a-kind family festival. Kids ages 12 and younger can sled down 80 tons of snow for an extra, minimal cost while parents chill out. Santa returns for photos. Members: 9am; GA: 10am-3pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$17. Call 962-5339. sbzoo.org

The Granada Theatre will open its lobby for holiday performances from area drum group Boom Chaka and the La Colina Junior High School and Dos Pueblos High School choirs. Meet and take a holiday picture with Santa Claus from 12:30-2 p.m. There will be special giveaways, free coffee, popcorn, and a kids’ craft table. Bring canned goods for the S.B. Foodbank. 11:30am-2:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. Free. Call 899-2222.

12/3: 7th Annual Holiday Marketplace Browse booths throughout the museum of over a dozen area artists and craftspeople to find unique gifts for the holidays as carolers add to the festive atmosphere. Stop for free cider, cookies, and a photo opportunity with the entertainers from Dandelion Wishes. Members can preview the marketplace at 10am. 11am-4pm. Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call 688-1082. wildlingmuseum.org/holidaymarketplace

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WHO: Scott Fritsch-Hammes, one of more than 40 volunteers with Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky wildlife education program.

WHAT: Ivan the red-tailed hawk, one of seven rehabilitated birds of prey— prey Ivan, plus three owls, two kestrels, and a peregrine falcon — unable to return to the wild. After a vehicle strike left Ivan with a bum wing and blind left eye, he was cared for initially at Ojai Raptor Center before joining Eyes in the Sky in 1998.

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WHERE: The birds gather at the Mission Rose Garden, where their volunteers talk mostly about natural history. WHEN: From 2-4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, plus at the same time on Thursdays and weekends at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, where Eyes in the Sky is stationed. However, while the museum undergoes extensive renovation, the birds are being kept in aviaries off-site. WHY: “I got addicted to raptors a few years ago, just going out to Lake Los Carneros to observe and photograph them,” Fritsch-Hammes said. “Red-tailed hawks are so impressive to watch. They have a regal quality about them.”

Eyes in the Sky volunteer Scott Fritsch-Hammes with Ivan, a red-tailed hawk who hasn’t been able to fly since getting hit by a car nearly 20 years ago

HOW: With a rotating staff of volunteers, the birds are fed— mostly mice and rats — and regularly weighed fed and examined. “Taking them out every day is not just for people to see and learn about them,” FritschHammes said. “It’s also to keep them mentally stimulated and healthy.” —Keith Hamm

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his Saturday, you can give the gift of California artisan craft — fine clothing, exquisite jewelry, handmade wood and leather goods — and receive in return the mood-lifting perks of a bucolic, communal afternoon, to boot. The wife-husband artist duo of Hannah Vainstein and Nathan Hayden will host the second annual Poetics of the Handmade, a makers’ market featuring more than 15 California artisans and small busiHannah Vainstein (above) with makers’ items of the annual pop-up nesses, the majority of whom hail directly from Santa Barbara. Organic local food tory of makers and artists,” Vainstein said. “And a lot from Le Picnic, coffee from The French Press, and of the people participating are really representative music from The Phone Booth will round out the of a new generation of craftspeople that have a really pleasant ambience of sycamores and still-flowing refined, high-quality aesthetic.” Mission Creek. New to the market this year are woodwork from Nestled near Rocky Nook Park at a historic 1890s Californian-French artist/designer Adrian Rubimansion now known as The Lower Lodge, the all- Dentzel, local plant-dyed fashions from Jalama ages event makes for an inviting turn away from the Design, botanically inspired ceramics from Mama usual retail queue routines. “S.B. has a really rich his- Coyote and Bonnie Longino, and small-press records and cassettes via Big Sur and Ojai from Gnome Life. Vainstein expects “a very merry day … for locals,” full of “holiday spirit, with camaraderie and friendship — a community of makers coming together to share with our community at large.” —Richie DeMaria

Poetics of the Handmade runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, at The Lower Lodge (609 Mission Canyon Rd.).

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ade has been the heart and soul of the Spangler clan for two generations now. It all started 40 years ago when Jeff “Jade” Spangler decided to leave his day job as a contractor and pursue working with the stone full-time. “I just started doing shows,” Spangler said. “We had a bit of a recession when [President] Reagan came in, and so the phone just stopped ringing for contracting, and I said, ‘Well, that’s it; no more of that,’ and I just started putting myself totally into my jade work. And jade hunting was the big thing; that’s how I came to life.” His grandson, Ryan Spangler, had a similar “coming-to-jade” experience, he said, recalling his younger years when his grandmother would take him to collect rocks. He’d goof off instead, never really “having a relationship with the stone.” It wasn’t until Grandpa Jade took him hunting for the gem that the seed was sown, sparking him to pursue the passion still fueling him today. “[My grandfather] did a great job where he allowed me to learn for myself,” Ryan said. Even so, it took about four years for Ryan to build that interest and skill set into something that could sustain him as a full-time occupation. Ryan and his younger brother, Levi, who is also learning the trade, just returned from China, where they joined fellow artists from 30 countries to study the craft, buy tools, and compete against the world’s greatest jade carvers, he said. “We didn’t win any awards this year, but we did show, and it was a great experience.” Grandpa Jade couldn’t have been happier. “I am so proud of Ryan; he is really becoming a famous artist already.” The key to Ryan’s success at such an early age? His innovation and uniqueness in carving technique and style. “It’s impressive, you know; he’s got his own way, his own distinct style already,” said his grandpa, adding that it usually takes a carver decades to get to that point. Looking toward the future, the family sees more carving lessons and jade-hunting workshops. But for now, Jade is filled with joy knowing that he’s passed down a legacy. “That’s really heartwarming,” he said. “To see that I’ve actually handed it down. You know, I had to go out and invent it on my own. I had to teach myself, but he didn’t have to do that. “It’s been interesting to see a jade culture actually starting,” he continued. “To see it come from a place like China and see that sharing of knowledge. The jade culture’s actually growing.” —Wonu Familoni

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The story also has a Field of Dreams quality, and a future movie out of the 20th Century Fox studio is in the works. Byrd said the message she wants to convey is “that our souls survive this earthly existence and that love can surpass one lifetime. It is a message of unity that I feel is so needed in the world today.” Impressed by Byrd’s efforts, Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame wrote a foreword.“In addition to being a book about reincarnation,” he says, “it’s also a book about learning to deeply listen to and trust our children, a book about baseball, and a book about how the universe constantly conspires to arrange events to expand our consciousness.” Separated from her husband— husband among other things, she said he never understood the mystique of baseball— baseball Byrd moved from Thousand Oaks to Santa Barbara this year with her son and his older sister, Charlotte. Her connection to Canfield, a Hope Ranch resident, led her to Laguna Blanca, a school that would nurture Charlotte’s artistic talents. “We’re so lucky to be here,” said Byrd, a Realtor at Coldwell Banker.“Stuff keeps happening.” Christian pitched a complete game last week for the Santa Barbara Stingrays 9U team, composed of both Pony League and Little League players. He also plays first base, which was Gehrig’s position, but he did not play that card. He appeared to be just one of the boys on his team, easy to get along with. “I’ve made a lot of new friends,” Christian said. He listed a number of contemporary Major Leaguers among his favorites, including Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, Aaron Judge, and Didi Gregorius. For obvious reasons, his favorite teams are the Dodgers and Yankees. “I would have liked it a lot if they played each other in the World Series,” he said. As it was, Houston beat both the Yankees and the Dodgers. Christian attended Game Seven at Dodger Stadium with his mom, and his reaction to L.A.’s downfall was a down-toearth, 21st-century assessment. “It sucked that they lost,” he said.

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cash bar for cocktails featuring Jewish ingredients, such as apple and pomegranate. And for the finale on night number eight, also at K’Syrah, there’s a $125 ($85 without wine), eight-course dinner for 75 people, paired with the wines of Jewish winemakers Mike Roth of Lo-Fi and Sandra Newman of Cebada Canyon, with more possibly to be added. The idea was hatched initially by public relations consultant Anna Ferguson-Sparks, whose Stiletto Marketing represents both Pico and K’Syrah. Her mother is Jewish, and though Ferguson-Sparks isn’t religious, she always liked what Eric Greenspan did at The Foundry in Los Angeles during Hanukkah, creating special latkes and doughnuts for each of the eight nights. “I have been wanting to do something like this event for a few years now, as it seems that the Jewish holidays are under-celebrated in these parts,” said Ferguson-Sparks. “I know there’s an audience. There’s obviously not just three of us Jews out there!”

Though Terp is not Jewish and hasn’t studied the cuisine—but jumped at the chance to expand his horizons—Stockwell is uniquely qualified for the affair. Growing up in a nonreligious Jewish family of foodies in Lompoc, Stockwell briefly attended UCLA before deciding to head to Santa Barbara City College for culinary school. But before making the switch, she spent a month in Israel, where she was given specialized culinary training. “They taught me all about kosher cooking and the laws of kashrut kashrut, so I got to learn about those aspects of Jewish food and explore Israeli food for the first time, which totally changed my mindset,” said Stockwell, who worked as a private chef and for various restaurants before starting at K’Syrah about a year ago. “Growing up in America, all we think about is the deli food.” For her latkes, Stockwell swears by the oldschool Acme Safety Grater, which gives the potatoes a pulpy rather than hash-brown-y texture. For the kugel, which is typically a sweet-leaning noodle casserole with cinnamon, raisin, and the like, she’s going savory, with gruyere cheese, kale, and challah bread for texture. “It’s just like a deconstructed blintz, the Jewish crêpe,” laughed Stockwell. For the brisket, Stockwell and Terp will be sure to cook it long and slow.“Most people don’t realize how to truly treat that cut and will roast it for only a couple hours,” she said.“But brisket is something you really want to spend time on. You definitely want brisket tender and falling apart.” And those are just three of the eight dishes on the eighth-night menu. Of course, said Stockwell, “There’ll be plenty of dreidels and gelt!”

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’m really stoked to do this savory kugel,” said Chef Brooke Stockwell of K’Syrah Catering in Solvang, referring to an upcoming culinary celebration of Hanukkah that she is working on with Chef Drew Terp of Pico in Los Alamos. “And I’m always proud to share my family latke recipe with the world.” The series, called 8 Days: An Brooke Stockwell Edible Hanukkah Collaboration, runs through the eight days of the Jewish holiday, December 12-19. The first six days will be celebrated solely at Pico, where each day will feature a new dish in addition to the previous days’ offerings, much like how a new candle of the menorah is lighted each day to join the light of the others. Then on the seventh night, there will be a $25 event at K’Syrah Catering, with a

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The mystery of why Tupelo Junction Café closed on State Street in early November is a little less mysterious. It appears the whole thing was planned. Though the restaurant shut its doors suddenly with no explanation, reader Peter came across a big clue in the Newport Beach blog savenewport.com: “Tupelo Junction Opens in the Old ‘The Porch’ Location. For those who frequent Santa Barbara, you have doubtlessly tried the famous Tupelo Junction Café there. Known for its kitchen and their dog-friendly environment, the prime location in Santa Barbara closed exactly one week ago today, presumably so that the owner could focus on her shop in Newport, as she is a Corona del Mar resident. The menu will be virtually identical to the old Santa Barbara Tupelo Junction with the exception of the happy hour menu, which is a new addition to the Newport location.” CREAMISTRY COMING TO STATE STREET: This just in

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reader Nancy spotted a sign for Chicken in a Barrel BBQ, coming to 310 South Fairview Avenue, which is a few doors down from Hollister on the ocean side, next to Orient Laundry. Earlier this month reader Cris passed the word that the sign is gone and the restaurant is nowhere to be seen. Reader Cris now says Chicken in a Barrel is still planning a Goleta location and working on securing a lease, but it sounds like the south Fairview location is out. NEW CHEF AT KANALOA: Kanaloa Seafood has welcomed its latest “catch” to the kitchen: Executive Chef William Ouderkirk. Chef William brings an extensive culinary background to Kanaloa, from kitchens in Canada, the U.K., and Greenwich, Connecticut, to ships sailing around the globe. “We are excited to welcome Chef William to our Kanaloa family,” shared Randee and Don Disraeli, owners of Kanaloa Seafood. “His expertise and passion for local and sustainable ingredients is the perfect match for us, and we’re eager for our guests to enjoy some of his fresh new takes on our seafood classics!”

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FIGHTING ADDICTION, PUSHING PRISON REFORM and soon he was in his first of more than 20 stints in rehab, paid for by his supportive yet freaked-out parents. “They spent half a million dollars on me,” he said. Upon becoming sober, Leone found some success producing content for Spike TV, yet his drug appetite didn’t cease. “My

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habit got so bad that none of the dealers could even keep up,” Leone said. “I was spending $700, $800 a day on drugs, no hyperbole.” Dealing was the only way to maintain his high-volume habit, and he was soon slanging pounds of heroin, making $10,000 a week, Leone recalled. “The

materialism was just symptomatic of selling drugs,” he said. “When you’re talking about that kind of money, everything gets lost in translation.” The DEA and FBI caught his scent, and Leone was nabbed with a pound of heroin and indicted in 2009 for conspiracy to distribute heroin. He spent almost five years in prison.“It was superviolent, and super-terrifying,” said Leone of his incarceration. “When you’re not exposed to stabbing and death and real violence, you’re not equipped to see it when it occurs. I was a nonviolent drug offender. The way I was treated was pretty barbaric.” That included stints in solitary, during which time he got sober. Leone stopped using for a year and spent his time writing Wasting Talent Talent, a novel about a musician whose career is dusted by drugs. Published in 2014, the book has received hundreds of positive reviews online and sold more than 40,000 copies, according to Leone, who says it is now being made into a feature film called Love in Vein. There’s also a documentary reportedly in the works called Idiot Savant: The Savage Life of Ryan Leone. With literary success and attention from Hollywood came more drugs. Relapsing via LSD, Leone realized he didn’t love his then-fiancée as much as he thought, and she left. “Within a week, I had a needle in my arm,” said Leone, causing himself and his family much heartache yet again. Then came a heavy dose of alcoholism, benders on Ecstasy, GHB, and cocaine, and a blow-hazed, spur-of-the-

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ART WITHOUT LIMITS TURNS EIGHT At age 13, area dancer Jackie Rotman had a dream to create a youth outreach dance program and did not let her tender years discourage her from doing so. Two years earlier, Rotman had met Julie McLeod (pictured), a former Broadway performer and the executive director of Dance Alliance, a program in which Rotman participated. After telling McLeod about her goal, McLeod decided to become Rotman’s mentor and help nurture the young girl’s dream — a free after-school program in which high schoolers would teach dance to 9- to 12-year-olds. In 2005, Rotman’s vision came to fruition with the launch of Everybody Dance Now! Meanwhile, McLeod, inspired by her advisory role to Rotman, started her own program, one that paired emerging artists with mentors to assist them with their craft. Hence, Art Without Limits was founded in 2009 and has expanded exponentially over the years to include monthly business workshops, peer-to-peer programs, and short-term mentoring sessions. In an interview with the Santa Barbara Independent Independent, McLeod discussed meeting Rotman and what makes Art Without Limits successful.

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espite having lived a drug-addled, crime-filled, oft-imprisoned life, the truth of which most would try to hide, Ryan Leone is an open book. The 32-year-old, who was born in Boston but raised in Santa Barbara from age 3, struggled with learning disabilities in elementary school and started smoking pot with his skateboarder buds at 9 years old. By the time he was a firstyear at Santa Barbara High, he was drinking every day, dropping acid regularly, having sex with older girls, and had been kicked out of school so many times he was sent to hardcore wilderness programs in Idaho and Utah. “I was just a bad kid,” said Leone, who wrote his book, Wasting Talent, in 2013 while doing a stint behind bars for his part in an international heroin ring. He is hosting a prison-reform fundraising night at the Lobero on December 4. Those wilderness camps didn’t help. When he returned to Santa Barbara, the 16-year-old was snorting cocaine within two weeks, a full-blown addict and dealer by his junior year at S.B. High. Then he smoked black tar heroin with an older girlfriend who lived in Isla Vista, and things really went downhill— more expulsions, a week at hill an orphanage, back to Utah (the first ever to return, he claimed), and then, with GED in hand, off to a writing program in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he said he was forced to shoot up heroin for the first time by a paranoid drug dealer. “I had a needle phobia at the time, but with the gun pointed at me, I put my arm out and he pricked me with it,” said Leone. “That was a very life-changing event for me.” His deepening addiction led to homelessness,

Tell me about the mentorship program. We have emerging artists that are super-talented, well trained, and ready to go pro. The mentors are living legacies themselves. When this mentorship starts, we don’t set goals for them. That is up to the mentor and the artist. They don’t have the same goal because eventually, they change. Why do you think the program has been so successful? There’s no exchange, no charge; we get through with funding …. Being an artist is a lot of hard work; it’s not going to come easy. We need to instill that whatever they want, they need to work for. Other than that, we want them to understand the concept of artists giving to other artists.

Nothing says “holiday season” in Santa Barbara like Brad Nack’s annual 100% Reindeer Art Show. For 20 years, Nack has been painting, exhibiting, and selling hundreds of original, framed oil paintings of reindeer to friends and family in a festive setting that’s part art show and part Christmas party. The artist’s bright palette and expressionist style serve as the foundation for an endlessly unfolding, imaginative vision of what reindeer can be. Despite arriving at Roy with a huge load of finished work, Nack often sells out the entire show during the opening, which will take place this year on Friday, December 8, 6-9 p.m. If you’ve been before, you know why it’s so popular; if you haven’t, treat yourself to one of Santa Barbara’s best and most eclectic holiday traditions. The exhibit shows through January 2, 2018, at Roy (7 W. Carrillo St.). See bradnack.com. —Charles Donelan

What do you plan to achieve over the next eight years? My daughter [Jodi McLeod] will be taking over as executive director, which is amazing because I get to pass this down to her. Goals will shift, but we want to expand what we’re doing and maybe get this concept set up in different cities. —Kiki Reyes For more information about Art Without Limits, see awolsb.org.

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moment marriage to a new girl on Hendry’s Beach. “It was like a joke, but it wasn’t a joke,” he said.“We were really married.” The new couple moved to L.A. with her kid, and the three of them got back on their feet, until he was drinking two fifths of whiskey a day. Suicide attempts, calls to Child Protective Services, and a car accident while on federal parole led to three months in Lompoc penitentiary. His wife left, and Leone moved back in with his parents in Santa Barbara, where he started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. There he met a young woman who turned out to be a prostitute, and she asked him to introduce her to potential clients. To simplify a convoluted story, Leone was caught in a sting operation and charged with pimping and pandering, although he maintains a miscommunimiscommuni cation-meets-wrong-place/ wrong-time innocence defense. The case is currently working its way through the system but could result in four years in prison, given his record. Complicating his universe further was an initially disastrous relationship with a new woman, who shared his passion for booze. But then, after they broke up, she sent him a positive pregnancy test on his 32nd birthday this past August. “I haven’t had a drink or drug since, and the same with her,” said Leone.“That injected steroids into my ambition.” The baby is due in April, when Leone may be behind bars yet again. Since learning he was going to be a father, Leone has struck potential writing and producing deals about his life and other topics—Leone’s name-dropping abilities are impressive — and, as he awaits his next sentence, is directing his energies into creating the nonprofit Prodigy Foundation, a literacy program for inmates. “We are going to nurture talent for inmates, find good writers in prison, and get them to where they want to be,” said Leone.“I plan on doing everything I can to change the system in a way that I know will work.” No matter what happens next, Leone intends to succeed at the next big step in life. “I fucked up so much shit in my life,” he said. “I refuse to fuck up being a good dad.” —Matt Kettmann

Ryan Leone is throwing A Call for Prison Reform, with Danny Trejo as host, special guest speakers, live music, and many surprises, at the Lobero Theatre on Monday, December 4, 8 p.m. See lobero.org for the $80-$1,000 tickets, and visit ryanleone.net and prodigyfoundation.info for more information.


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MARIA DELGADO (ADULT) If you lie flat in an open space and simply stare into the sky, for a second it feels like nothing has changed. The constellations are all still there, staring back. The blink-ing eyes of spectators waiting for the next scene of a play in which the actors fall lifeless on stage. I know I am not the only dreamer; I’ve caught a few of the other Origins doing it as well. There had been prophecies of a New Order, and life was just a hobby that seemed the thing to do. Nothing taken seriously, whether one wanted to or not; no one was original anymore. We were mere reprints of old texts, remakes of ancient plays. Yet we were daily fed the belief that we were unique. False faith. I miss that. When currency had value it seemed that such was all we lived for, even if it was nothing more than numbers in a bright screen. The more characters once created to depict the absence of value you had connected to your name, the more accomplished we believed to be. False security. I miss that. With people it was different, though— though the more people around us, the more they were expendable. The day the news broke out about the final extermination, some of us even had a second thought of who we wanted to be saved. As if it was even up to us. But when you have played God for so long, it’s hard to put your hat down at the end of the day. False ideology. I miss that. The day came before most even believed of it coming. A day not different from any other in any calendar previously printed, with the two burning stars following their own circadian rhythm. And us, dancing our daily routines of minutes past the hour. In failed attempts we tried to run, to seek refuge in a make-believe safe haven. At first we carried all we could. Slowed our travels only for greed, consoling ourselves after each raid by saying religiously, “He would have wanted me to have it.” Time continued its race; those things became peripheral. Without campaigns, without people fighting one another or a no-longer-existent administration … all of a sudden, all lives mattered. That’s when we came to realize, the human race is all that is worth preserving.

The ones that were small enough not to remember that circus, the ones that were happy and content in our Ground Zero, they still had wonder in their eyes and hope in their hearts; they were baptized as Novus; more than once have I wished to be one of them. For they live today and wait for what tomorrow may have in store. I can be found in a day long gone … or in a day filled with guilt for living a new day. For being able to lie in a quiet flat and stare at the sky filled with stars and believe nothing ever happened.

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LORA VACHOVSKA (TEEN) The year is 2113. Nothing is left. Buildings that once touched the stars lie in ruins of shattered glass and crumbled concrete support beams and bent steel frames. City streets have massive cracks running unevenly along the yellow meridian strip. Cars are flipped upsidedown as if a child that had long since grown up had abandoned them. The car doors are smashed and roofs bent. Broken glass surrounds each vehicle like a shower of tears. If someone were to walk down the destroyed sidewalks, they would see shop windows that were burst through by people in a desperate attempt to save themselves. Some of the blinding neon signs still work, but their letters flicker and you can tell it won’t be long before the electricity dies out for good, too. The only noise is the wind. And you can still hear the screams it carries. The air is heavy with the final moments of civilization. No one had expected the end to come so soon. She stood in the middle of the street. Her hands were thin and fragile and looked skeletal. Her eyes were a gray void as she stared at the emptiness in front of her. The wind whipped her dress around, but she stood still. There was nothing else she could do. Everything, everyone, was gone. She remembered growing up in the early 2000s; 2017 couldn’t have been all that long ago. She remembered it all. The weird obsessions with the internet and electronic devices. The corrupt societies. The ability to binge-watch a TV series in a week. Memes. How children would still sometimes play outside. Phases that parents called “rebellious,” when they were actually just realizing they “never had to be treated like garbage.” Schools that still used paper for learning. Hell, she remembered trees too. And then suddenly, one day there weren’t any. Artificial oxygen was made. The human race lived on. Until … She missed it too. Sure, the world was unethical and messed up. People would hate on each other because some had more melanin in their skin than others. Women were denied equal rights because they weren’t the “dominant gender.” Some people were forbidden to love each other. Love. Forbidden. How stupid had that been? She chuckled at the thought and it came out as a brittle laugh in the abyss. What she really missed, though, was the music and the laughter and the time spent with friends. The music had been able to connect people who otherwise had nothing in common. That’s how she’d met her best friend, after all. Laughter was usually the result of spending time with friends. Their giggling rang out in the cruel world like that moment when you finally understand how to do a math problem. They had been young, with nothing to lose, and had all the time in the world. Except they didn’t. Not anymore. Because there was nothing left.

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Dust 2 Glory (110 mins., NR) Santa Barbara native Dana Brown (Step into Liquid, Highwater) directs this follow up to his 2005 motorsports doc, Dust to Glory, this time focusing on the grueling desert race Baja 1000. Arlington (Plays Wed., Dec. 6, 7:30pm)

Last Flag Flying (124 mins., R) Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell), Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston), and Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) served in the Vietnam War together but haven’t seen each other in nearly 30 years. They reunite, however, to attend the funeral of Shepherd’s son, who is killed in Iraq. The film is based on Darryl Ponicsan’s 2005 novel of the same name and directed by Richard Linklater. Paseo Nuevo

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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.

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Daddy’s Home 2 (100 min., PG-13) Now living harmoniously as the stepfather and father to kids Megan and Owen, Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) and Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) have a new hurdle to overcome this holiday — the arrival of their own dads, Kurt Mayron (Mel Gibson) and Jonah Whitaker (John Lithgow). Hilarity and mayhem ensue. Fairview/Fiesta 5 Justice League (120 min., PG-13) Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and more of your favorite DC superheroes join forces both to honor Superman, who is believed to be dead, and to combat the latest threat to Earth: Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons. The ensemble cast includes Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Jason Momoa. Camino Real/Metro 4

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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)

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Written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, Loving Vincent is an artistic masterpiece. The film brags big names like Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd, and Douglas Booth, but its real glory is that it is the first-ever fully painted animated film. Through the combined works of more than 100 artists, the mystery of Vincent van Gogh’s death is brought to life in his own distinct painting style, full of broad strokes and vivid colors. The only letdown is that the plot and the screenwriting don’t seem to meet the caliber of the art itself. But who cares if the plot is a bit boring when what’s on the screen is a feast for the eyes? (EW) Metro 4 The Man Who Invented Christmas (104 mins., PG) Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast) stars as Charles Dickens in this story about how the famed author’s masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, came to be. Based on Les Standiford’s book of the same name, the film also

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It’s 1934, and the London-bound Orient Express out of Istanbul comes to a huffing, puffing halt as it hits a snowbank in the Balkans. Aboard the train is Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot (played by Kenneth Branagh and an uncredited mustache), internationally renowned for his Sherlock Holmes– like deductive prowess. “I can only see the world as it should be,” Poirot explains of his drive to detect, and when it doesn’t look right, “the imperfections stand out like a nose on a face.” As it happens, something is very wrong in the train’s luxe sleeper coach: A man whose face Poirot “[doesn’t] like” turns up dead. Taking the locked-room mystery trope to its literally cliff-hanging height, the film proceeds like a game of Clue. Poirot stumbles on an intrigue of international scope. In the novel, Christie based this plot on real-life events of the interwar years, and this film version strives for the heft of historical meaning and the melodramatic nostalgia of an old world fated for oblivion. It’s a picture of western Europe in transition, bearing the scars of loss, groaning under its shifting borders, looking to the “near East” for definition, and facing questions of morality that, we know in retrospect, will have to be decided within a decade of the film’s setting with none of the ambiguity that Poirot can afford here. But Murder on the Orient Express’s main success is at offering a fun puzzle that won’t disappoint Christie fans. The ensemble cast includes Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Leslie Odom Jr., and Daisy Ridley. (AT)

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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 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. Fiesta 5

O Thor: Ragnarok

(130 min., PG-13)

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

O➤ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (115 mins., R) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is, without a doubt, the best film I’ve seen all year. With a star-studded cast including Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, and up-andcomer Lucas Hedges, the film follows tough-as-nails Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) and her quest to drive the Ebbing police department to properly investigate the rape and murder of her daughter. It’s advertised as a darkcomedy/drama, but the film is so much more, serving up developments that are as shocking as they are gut-wrenchingly effective, alongside excellent writing that will have you tearing up, belly laughing, and feeling guilty about your belly laughing in the space of about five minutes. With astute insights into Southern small-town living, incredible cinematography, and a powerhouse performance from McDormand, Three Billboards is sure to be in line for an Oscar — or 12 — in 2018’s award season. (EW)

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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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ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): I hope that everything doesn’t come too easily for you in the coming weeks. I’m worried you will meet with no obstructions and face no challenges. And that wouldn’t be good. It might weaken your willpower and cause your puzzle-solving skills to atrophy. Let me add a small caveat, however. It’s also true that right about now you deserve a whoosh of slack. I’d love for you to be able to relax and enjoy your well-deserved rewards. But on the other hand, I know you will soon receive an opportunity to boost yourself up to an even higher level of excellence and accomplishment. I want to be sure that when it comes, you are at peak strength and alertness.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): You were born with the potential to give the world specific gifts—benefits and blessings that are unique to you. One of those gifts has been slow in developing. You’ve never been ready to confidently offer it in its fullness. In fact, if you have tried to bestow it in the past, it may have caused problems. But the good news is that in the coming months, this gift will finally be ripe. You’ll know how to deal crisply with the interesting responsibilities it asks you to take on. Here’s your homework: Get clear about what this gift is and what you will have to do to offer it in its fullness.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Happy Unbirthday, Gemini! You’re halfway between your last birthday and your next. That means you’re free to experiment with being different from whom you have imagined yourself to be and whom other people expect you to be. Here are inspirational quotes to help you celebrate: (1) “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” — George Bernard Shaw. (2) “Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind.” —W. Somerset Maugham. (3) “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. (4) “The snake which cannot

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LIBRA

(June 21-July 22): I suggest that you take a piece of paper and write down a list of your biggest fears. Then call on the magical force within you that is bigger and smarter than your fears. Ask your deep sources of wisdom for the poised courage you need to keep those scary fantasies in their proper place. And what is their proper place? Not as the masters of your destiny, not as controlling agents that prevent you from living lustily, but rather as helpful guides that keep you from taking foolish risks.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Here are themes I suggest you specialize in during the coming weeks. (1) How to gossip in ways that don’t diminish and damage your social network but rather foster and enhance it. (2) How to be in three places at once without committing the mistake of being nowhere at all. (3) How to express precisely what you mean without losing your attractive mysteriousness. (4) How to be nosy and brash for fun and profit. (5) How to unite and harmonize the parts of yourself and your life that have been at odds with each other.

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SCORPIO

(July 23-Aug. 22): In his book Life: The Odds, Gregory Baer says that the odds you will marry a millionaire are not good: 215-to-1. They’re 60,000-to-1 that you’ll wed royalty and 88,000-to-1 that you’ll date a model. After analyzing your astrological omens for the coming months, I suspect your chances of achieving these feats will be even lower than usual. That’s because you’re far more likely to cultivate synergetic and symbiotic relationships with people who enrich your soul and stimulate your imagination but don’t necessarily pump up your ego. Instead of models and millionaires, you’re likely to connect with practical idealists, energetic creators, and emotionally intelligent people who’ve done work to transmute their own darkness.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I predict that in the coming months you won’t feel compulsions to set your adversaries’ hair on fire. You won’t fantasize about robbing banks to raise the funds you need, nor will you be tempted to worship the devil. And the news just gets better. I expect that the amount of self-sabotage you commit will be close to zero. The monsters under your bed will go on a long sabbatical. Any lame excuses you have used in the past to justify bad behavior will melt away. And you’ll mostly avoid indulging in bouts of irrational and unwarranted anger. In conclusion, Scorpio, your life should be pretty evil-free for quite some time. What will you do with this prolonged outburst of grace? Use it wisely!

VIRGO

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(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What might you do to take better care of yourself in 2018, Virgo? According to my reading of the astrological omens, this will be a fertile meditation for you to keep revisiting. Here’s a good place to start: Consider the possibility that you have a lot to learn about what makes your body operate at peak efficiency and what keeps your soul humming along with the sense that your life is interesting. Here’s another crucial task: Intensify your love for yourself. With that as a driving force, you’ll be led to discover

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “What is love?” asks philosopher Richard Smoley. “It’s come to have a greeting-card quality,” he mourns.“Half the time ‘loving’ someone is taken to mean nurturing a warmish feeling in the heart for them, which mysteriously evaporates the moment the person has some concrete need or irritates us.” One of your key assignments in the next 10 months will be to purge any aspects of this shrunken and shriveled kind of love that may still be lurking in your beautiful soul. You are primed to cultivate an unprecedented new embodiment of mature, robust love.

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ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING Responsible for providing advanced administrative support and assisting the Academic Affairs Manager in coordinating the department faculty merit and promotion cases. Responsible for managing the department’s faculty recruitment activities. Responsible for the daily administrative activities of the Central Administrative Office which also involves producing highly technical word processing materials for faculty. Reqs: High level of administrative and organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks with frequent interruptions, as well as meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal skills working with a diverse group of people. Proven excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of computer applications (i.e., MS Word, Excel). Ability to organize, coordinate, and prioritize workload, along with editing and proofreading material. Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $21.85/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 12/6/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170560

COMPUTER/TECH DATABASE ENGINEER at LogMeIn USA, Inc., in Goleta, CA. Administer, test, & implement computer databases, including planning, coordinating, & implementing security measures to safeguard databases. Requires master’s degree or foreign equivalent in computer science, software engineering, or related tech field & 4 yrs of database administration experience. Stated experience must include relational persistence technology, including Oracle, MySQL, & AWS RDS; Oracle RAC & Data Guard administration; Amazon Web Services; business‑critical production support environments; technical infrastructure operations & high availability environments; translating in‑depth technical details & contexts to cross‑functional technical teams; & automating simple database administration tasks including backups, software configuration, & software installation. Resumes: LogMeIn, c/o S. Webber, Job Code 33, 333 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

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CENCAL HEALTH located in Santa Barbara, CA is growing and seeking qualified clinical professionals for the

These Registered Nurse (RN) positions will be part of our expanding Pediatric Unit Program (PUP) team. Responsibilities of the Case Management Nurse Coordinator include but are not limited to: 1.Processing authorization and referral requests in a timely and efficient manner; 2.Applying appropriate clinical guidelines for decision‑making; 3.Coordinating specialist care and out‑of‑area services; 4.Developing member‑centered care plans; 5.Communicating clearly and effectively with members, their families and providers; 6.Transitioning/transferring members from one care setting to another; 7.Collaborating and coordinating with multi‑disciplinary providers and community based organizations 8.Adhering to Health Plan policies and regulatory agenciesâ standards Utilization Management Department‑ Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse Responsibilities may include prospective, concurrent and retrospective reviews and tasks are not limited to: 1. Processing authorization and referral requests in a timely and efficient manner 2. Applying appropriate clinical guidelines during decision‑making 3. Adhering to Health Plan policies. Case Management Registered Nurse

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The CM social worker will be part of our traditional case management team, which coordinates care for members. Responsibilities of the CM social worker include but are not limited to: 1. Communicating with members, providers and community‑based organizations 2. Transitioning members from skilled nursing facilities to alternative living arrangement 3. Assisting with housing resources; referring to funding sources, and identifying community resources to maintain members in the least restrictive environment. Please visit our website, www. cencalhealth.org for more information or to apply PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1000 Weekly Mailing Brochures From Home! NO Experience Required. Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity. Start Immediately! www.WorkingOpp.com

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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.

HOSPITALITY/ RESTAURANT JOE’S CAFE, the oldest restaurant and an institution in Santa Barbara and a favorite for locals and tourists alike, is looking for bright, cheerful person to hostess for us on our busy days and evenings. Joe’s is a busy restaurant with a great family atmosphere and a great place to work. Prior hostess experience is definitely a plus but we will consider training the right candidate if you have the right personality and presentation for Joe’s Cafe. Please feel free to stop by the restaurant in person with your resume in hand. We will be happy to meet you.

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The CM nurse will be part of our traditional case management team, which coordinates care for members. Responsibilities of the CM nurse include but are not limited to: 1. Development of member‑centered, realistic, care plans 2, Coordination of specialty care services and/or out of area referrals, 3. Transition/transfer of members from one care setting to another, 4. Collaboration and coordination with multi‑disciplinary providers and community based organizations. Case Management Social Worker

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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 jobs.cottagehealth.org. 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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GRADUATE DIVISION Develops priorities, budgets, policies and procedures that are consistent with the Dean’s short and long‑term planning goals. Functions with a high degree of autonomy and has overall responsibility for the administration of all Graduate Division operations including direction through subordinate managers of multiple large and complex critical areas including business operations, admissions and outreach, diversity, academic services, student financial support, student professional development, communications, and institutional research. Reqs: Requires strong supervisory and management leadership experience, excellent written and oral communication skills; proven experience in academic program administration, management and analysis. Experience indicating ability to work independently and collaboratively, solve problems, exercise sound judgment and organize varied responsibilities. Previous work experience in a college or university setting required. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires a thorough knowledge of or ability to learn University, Systemwide, and State and Federal regulations governing graduate policy. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. Occasional assignments require work outside of regular hours. Some travel. $104,000‑$115,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 12/5/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170556

BUSINESS SERVICE SPECIALIST

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Responsible for cross training among all businesses in order to provide support in the absence of staff members in each area. Supervises the A.S Cashiers Manager. Implements student learning curriculum as developed by the Assistant Director of Business Services. Reqs: Understanding of cash handling and cash equivalents. Understanding of management of complex ticketing systems and calculate revenue and expenditure to create the most cost effective systems. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a variety of upper level campus officials as well as the public. Understands the fundamentals of excellent customer service. Knowledge of philanthropic practices and financial aid and scholarships. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Occasional evenings or weekends required. $20.78‑$23.00/ yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled.

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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 https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170445

DEVELOPMENT ANA­LYST, SOCIAL SCI­ENCES

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Serves as the analyst for the Social Sciences Development Team in the Office of Development, supporting a complex and multifaceted program in coordination with Central Development’s Prospect Services Unit and Donor Relations & Stewardship. Provides leadership for all analytical functions that support the strategic goals, initiatives and projects leading toward the philanthropic support from individuals, foundations and organizations to the Social Sciences. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree and or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Strong analytical abilities; ability to distill complex information into precise reports/ entries. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to interpret policies and procedures and accurately communicate them to others. Strong customer service skills. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Ability to work under minimal supervision. Demonstrated experience in database management and maintenance, expertise in the use of Word, Excel, and other office software and/ or web‑based applications. The ability to handle problems as they occur, and follow through on all aspects of the position. High level of initiative, creativity and energy. Strong research skills and ability to synthesize data. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of work. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. May be called upon to work occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or

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DIRECTOR OF DE­VELOPMENT, ARTS & LECTURES

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Works to optimize philanthropic support for Arts & Lectures, in response to priorities established by the Miller McCune Executive Director. Fund‑raising efforts are devoted primarily to A&L, with the remaining time to other University initiatives, as appropriate. Responsible for activities related to fund raising, including membership, some lower‑level gift solicitations and administrative duties such as planning, coordinating and executing aspects of A&L’s development program. Focuses approximately fifty percent time on gift fundraising ($5K‑$25K) activities. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Understanding of and proven skills in the profession of development, and effort to continually maintain and enhance professional knowledge. Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising, preferably in a university setting. Understanding the environment of a large, public research university. Understanding the environment of schools, colleges or institutes within a large university. Strong professional ethics, discretion and judgment. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. This is an annually renewable contract position. Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently. Ability to work some weekends and evenings. 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 12/11/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170564

LEGISLATIVE LIAI­SON

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Serves as expert informational resource for students on the A. S. Legal Code. The Legal Code is comprised of the A.S. Constitution, the A.S. By‑ laws and Standing Policies. Updates Associated Student Legal Code based on legislation passed at weekly meetings, maintains the historical records of changes and provides research and information on past policies and procedures. Serves as advisor for Internal Affairs Committee, External Affairs Committee and the Committee on Committees. Reqs: Background in political science, public policy, or law or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in research and analysis. Excellent communication skills Skill in interpreting and applying policies and procedures. Ability to write detailed reports with concise and accurate information. Understanding of long term ramifications of policy. Ability to review data and create meaningful conclusions. Excellent judgment and sensitivity required in working with students of various backgrounds in a highly political and sometimes contentious environment. 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 https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170500

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 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: 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: 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STUDIO KALOS INTERIOR DESIGN at 2150 E Valley Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Whitney Duncan (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Whitney Duncan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 01, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinge. FBN Number: 2017‑0003024. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OLE TUTORING at 1539 Jay St Carpinteria, CA 93013; Daniel Patterson; Leanne Patterson (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 01, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0003025. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SOCIAL SENSEI at 649 Tabor Lane Montecito CA, 93108; Derren George Ohanian (same address) Devin Dean Ohanian (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 01, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0003026. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. 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.

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1 Dance move where you duck your head and stick out your arm 2 Gold, to a conquistador 3 Cup rim 4 Passed on the track 5 1977 Scott Turow memoir 6 Peeled with a knife 7 “Toxic” singer, casually 8 Getaway 9 “Get ___ to a nunnery”: “Hamlet” 10 Engine cooling device 11 “___ to a Kill” (Bond film) 12 Prefix for meter or pede 13 Strand of hair 18 Letter before upsilon 22 Pixelated 23 Gore ... and more 24 Blacksmith’s instrument 25 Persistent attack 27 Throw out 31 Words With Friends piece 33 Spotted

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34 Edison’s middle name 35 Barely enough 36 Act together 37 Factory fixture, maybe 38 Balances (out) 44 Costar of “The Hangover” and “The Office” 45 Original “Saturday Night Live” cast member Newman 48 Go by 49 Fabricates 50 Neighbor of Silver Springs, Florida 51 Eyeglass kit item 53 Plumber’s right-angled joint 54 Bowler’s challenge 57 ___ Cooler (“Ghostbusters”themed Hi-C flavor) 59 Diner breakfast order 62 Experienced 63 Quiz site 64 Flowery chain 65 Tiny bit of work ©2017 Jonesin’ Crosswords (editor@ jonesincrosswords.com) For answers to this puzzle, call: 1-900-226-2800, 99 cents per minute. Must be 18+. Or to bill to your credit card, call: 1-800-655-6548. Reference puzzle #0851

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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: 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: CONTAINER TECHNOLOGY, INC at 375 Pine Avenue #6 Goleta, CA 93117; Intermediate Bulk Containers, Inc 8550 W Charleston Blvd Suite 102‑134 Las Vegas, NV 89117 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0003007. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOME CONCEPTS MAGAZINE at 405 South B St. #3 Oxnard, CA 93030; Sonik, Inc 1378 Camino Rio Verde Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Meredith Mock This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 11, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0002816. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ELITE CLEANING SERVICES at 6662 Picasso Road Apt G Goleta, CA 93117; Arturo Alonso Valadez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 06, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0003077. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLUSH LUXURY WAXING at 28 E Canon Perdido St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Brittanie Hancock PO Box 818 Summerland, CA 93067 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 13, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2017‑0002850. Published: Nov 9, 16, 22, 30 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: 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: IRENE SWIM at 6585 El Colegio Rd Ste 118 Goleta, CA 93117; Antoinette Callahan‑Brandt 283 Bonefish Ct. Aptos, CA 95003 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Antoinette Callahan‑Brandt This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 07, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2017‑0003091. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: ROCO, SANTA BARBARA COFFEE ROASTERS, SANTA BARBARA COFFEE & TEA COMPANY, SANTA BARBARA COFFEE ROASTING COMPANY, SANTA BARBARA COFFEE COMPANY, SANTA BARBARA ROASTING COMPANY at 321 Motor Way Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Coffee & Tea Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 3, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2017‑0003053. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AVELINA CELLARS BEAUTIFUL BEVERAGE LOST POINT WINERY, AVELINA WINE COMPANY LOST POINT CELLARS, AVELINA WINERY LOST POINT WINE COMPANY at 329 Motor Way Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Beautiful Beverage LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 3, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2017‑0003055. Published: Nov 16, 22, 30. Dec 7 2017.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GAVILAN, GAVILAN E S TAT E V I N E YA R D , G AV I L A N E S TAT E S , 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ATELIER CREATIVE CONSULTING at 1350 Santa Teresita Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Anna Sanchez Rice (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Anna S. Rice This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 27, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0003239. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BURGER EXPRESS, EL ZARAPE RESTAURANT at 1435 San Andres Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Raul G Gil 355 North Kellogg Avenue 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 Nov 27, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jaysinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0003230. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EVERYTHING HEALED at 70 Manchester Place Goleta, CA 93117; Linda Marie Croyle (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 30, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Pardes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0002997. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STEWART FINE ART at 215 W Mission Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kevin E. Stewart Appraiser 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 21, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jaysinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0003204. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MATSON & CO. at 1213 State Street Suite F Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Nada Matson Inc 329 Arden Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Nada Matson 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0003148. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOLD CLOUD CAPITAL at 820 State Street 4th Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Iman Sakka (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Susan YM Toney‑ agent 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 Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0003142. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DOGZZO, HIGHLIFE VAPING, STELLAR CONCEPTS WEB DESIGN at 3051 Marilyn Way Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Stellar Concepts 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 28, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jaysinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0003247. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LESSON GAP, LESSONGAP, LESSONGAP. ORG at 315 Meigs Rd. A300 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; EIM Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 21, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2017‑0003211. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JUNGLE BUDS at 1408 Grand Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jungle Buds, Inc. 267 Aviano Place Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 21, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003205. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WUN, WUN SYSTEMS at 430 S. Fairview Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Yardi Kube, 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 20, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003192. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOFMANN HOLDINGS at 519 N. Quarantina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Matthew D. Hofmann (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 27, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Pardes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0003237. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY OF SANTA BARBARA at 685 Avenida Pequena Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Sylvia Courtney Hamilton (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 27, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0003236. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PETITE PEDIATRICS at 510 W Pueblo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Charish L Barry 731 E. Anapamu Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0003197. Published: Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF JENNIFER LARKIN TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV05141 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: JENNIFER LARKIN TO: JENNIFER ROYAL 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. NOTICE OF HEARING Feb 7, 2018 9:30am, Dept 6, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the 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 Nov 16, 2017. By Pauline Maxwell. of the Superior Court. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; By, Teri Chavez Published. Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS of Winifred Jorgensen SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF Santa Barbara Notice is hereby given to the credtors and contingent creditors of the above‑named decedent, that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Superior Court, at 1100 Anacapa Street, PO Box 21107, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 and mail a copy to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as trustee of the trust dated November 3, 2004, wherein the decedent was the settlor, at 34100 Woodward Ave., Suite 300, Birmingham, MI 48009‑0962 within the later of four months after (the date of the first publication of notice to creditors) or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you. A claim, form may be obtained from the court clerk. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. Published Nov 30. Dec 7, 14, 21 2017.


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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): 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(www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the

California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/ espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO: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. 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 To Pablo Vasquez 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

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Barbara Street Ste 7 Santa Barbara, California 93101; (805) 568‑1508 Published Nov 22, 30. Dec 7, 14 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 (www.courts.ca. 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 (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) 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.

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