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Tarapoto, Peru, August 2017 Two hours from the nearest eye clinic, José Rosas stands off to the side with a fixed gaze as his children and wife tend their rocky farmland. José emotionally admits that he had never made his children go out to work. But since losing his vision to cataracts three months earlier, life on the farm has taken a turn. “Now they struggle for me.”

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José’s sister Maria, his daughter Deisy, and his son Wilder, were all either partially or fully blind as well. This created a huge strain on his four youngest chlidren and his wife to provide for the family. This August, José got word of a program being hosted by SEE International in the town of Tarapoto, where the family could receive free sight-restoring surgery. Upon arrival at the clinic, doctors Preeti and Janak Shah, two SEE volunteer surgeons, evaluated José, Maria, Deisy, and Wilder’s eyes. Janak shook his head in disappointment as he concluded that Wilder’s condition was no longer operable. “If he could have come a bit earlier…” he lamented.

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COVER STORY

Thomas Fire Strikes Back

COURTESY

ON THE FIRE LINE

With a fire like Thomas that looks so close to town but is stubbornly parked in the steep front country, reporters rely on public information officers for news on the fly. Mike Eliason not only serves as a spokesperson for Santa Barbara County Fire — along with Captain David Zaniboni, Eliason explained, “We’re kind of a one-two punch” — but he tweets photos of striking beauty (see @EliasonMike). And he has the training to be in the heat of the action. In one capacity or another, Eliason counts 32 years of fire experience, starting with rolling hose for Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District as a reserve firefighter. The first large vegetation fire he photographed was the 1985 Wheeler Fire near Ojai. Of his vivid images and videos, Eliason said, “I’m doing what I can to show everybody the incredible and difficult work the firefighters do.”

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FOOD & DRINK .. . . . . . . . . 43 The Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Inside Saturday’s Epic Firefight (Indy Indy Staff)

ON THE COVER: Photo by Paul Wellman.

OPINIONS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Angry Poodle Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27

Letters / This Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29

THE WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 LIVING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Dining Out Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

A&E.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Arts Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Pop, Rock & Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

FILM & TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Movie Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

ODDS & ENDS.. . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology . . . . . . 63

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t was a day few in Santa Barbara will ever forget. Early in the morning on Saturday, December 16, as howling winds developed overnight, the Thomas Fire roared through the canyons above Summerland and Montecito, cresting ridges toward Westmont College, Parma Park, and dozens of small neighborhoods tucked away along narrow mountain roads. By then, the Thomas Fire was already 12 days old, sparking to life around 6:20 p.m. on Monday, December 4, in Ventura County, near Thomas Aquinas College. By then, the out-of-control wildfire had already destroyed hundreds of Ventura homes and forced thousands to evacuate. By then, a class-action lawsuit had already been filed, alleging its cause was connected to a Southern California Edison project. By then, it had already jumped Highway 33 and the Ventura River and burned right down to Highway 101 at Faria Beach Park. By then, the Thomas Fire had already killed two: 70-year-old Virginia Pesola, who died in a car crash while evacuating near Santa Paula; and 32-year-old firefighter Cory Iverson, who died working the inferno’s southeastern edge, outside Fillmore. Needless to say, Santa Barbara firefighters saw this thing coming. As the fire jumped Highway 150 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED and landed in the backcountry north of Carpinteria, hand crews and dozers were opening up long-established fuel breaks from the county line westward. Then they got a big break. While relative humidity remained at dangerously low, single-digit levels, weather forecasters predicted four days of calm wind, a welcome reprieve after more than a week straight of unseasonal Santa Anas. At that point, according to Santa Barbara County Fire Battalion Chief Chris Childers, the plan was to funnel the western edge of the fire toward the area burned by the Tea Fire, in 2008, and the nearby Jesusita Fire, a year later, as the northwest edge burned toward the 10-year-old scar left by the Zaca Fire, deep in the backcountry. Based on decades of fire-behavior analysis,

incident commanders knew that the relatively young chaparral in those regions — despite seven years of historic drought — would serve to slow the fire. They got to work, and after four days of cutting firebreaks, laying hose, dropping retardant, and generally taking over entire neighborhoods north of Highway 192 throughout the 93108 area code, thousands of firefighting personnel braced against the coming windstorm of December 16. They were as ready as they could possibly be.

The next day, Sunday, December 17, marked collective but cautious relief among the greater firefighting force. The fierce winds had vanished. The smoky skies had cleared. People outside removed their face masks for the first time in days and attempted to return to some semblance of normal life. Things were looking up as teams assumed an offensive approach, tracking down and extinguishing hotspots and reinforcing defense lines in anticipation of another blow of northerly winds predicted for December 20. (Visit independent.com for an update on that). Late Sunday afternoon, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office started opening up evacuated neighborhoods in Carpinteria. Summerland, and Montecito, and parts of Santa Barbara soon followed. Monday and Tuesday arrived with more favorable weather as the unfortunate homeowners returned to survey their ravaged properties, personally escorted by Montecito Fire Protection District Chief Chip Hickman. Officials now estimate the Thomas Fire will be totally contained by January 7, 2018. In the meantime, the fire’s capacity to drain a bank account couldn’t have come at a worse time, exacerbating the holiday cash crunch as businesses struggle to offload inventories stocked up in anticipation of robust Christmas sales and families struggling with unanticipated escapes from smoke and flame, kids at home instead of at school, and workplace shutdowns. Economic hits combined with evacuation scrambles left thousands without basic shelter and food, according to Judith Smith-Meyer, a communications manager with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Last week alone, the nonprofit handed out shelf-stable grains and legumes, fresh fruit, bread, and milk to about 1,000 people per day. Recipients represented a range of Santa Barbara citizenry, from evacuated families with no time to clear out the cupboards to entire workforces in limbo — landscapers, construction workers, retail salespeople, and others living paycheck to paycheck in a halting economy right before Christmas. Explained Smith-Meyer, “The fear of that loss of income is n going to go on for quite some time.”

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Even so, reflected Santa Barbara County Fire Department Captain Dave Zaniboni, when the winds arrived, “conditions were as bad as it gets.” The wind blew stronger than predicted, running steady in the 30-40 mph range, with gusts surpassing 60.“Honestly, I thought it was going to burn to the beach,” Zaniboni said Tuesday.“I was absolutely shocked when I didn’t see any fire below [Highway] 192, and a lot of the really seasoned guys were saying the same thing.” Of the estimated 1,300 structures immediately threatened by the fire that day, 10 homes were destroyed and 10 damaged. In terms of technique, Childers said, “We didn’t want [our teams] sitting next to a potentially dangerous structure, waiting for the fire to show up.” When an approaching fire is too big and hot to handle, that approach can result in melted fire trucks and worse — loss of life.“We wanted them ‘fire-following,’ ” Childers explained. “We wanted them to go to a place that was relatively safe — a temporary refuge that’s not beneath any heavy fuels — and once the fire hits the area, to drive back in there, to follow it in, and — if it’s safe — to try to save the homes by putting out fires on both sides of the driveway and around the property. “That’s what we did,” he added. “It was a true firestorm up there that day, and we had no reportable injuries.”

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THOMAS FIRE BY THE NUMBERS* Start Date: December 4 Cause: Under investigation Origin: North of Santa Paula Containment: 60 percent Total Acreage: 272,000 (second largest in state history) Deaths: 2 Firefighter Injuries: 1 Structures Destroyed: 1,045 Structures Damaged: 257 Evacuated: 19,550 In Temporary Shelters: 443 Current Cost: $156.9 million Helicopters: 35 Engines: 596 Dozers: 46 Fire Crews: 149 Total Personnel: 6,501 *As of press time Wednesday morning. Many trucks and crews are expected to be released back to their home stations later today.

Can Prescribed Burns Prevent Fire-zillas?

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eave it to Andy Caldwell to play skunk at the garden party. Last Tuesday morning, as county supervisors were getting an update on the Thomas Fire, California’s latest and soon-to-be-largest megafire, the mood was somber and grim. Anyone wearing a firefighter’s uniform was drenched in gratitude. The absence of finger-pointing was total. Then Caldwell, conservative watchdog in chief for the Coalition of Labor Agriculture & Business (COLAB), took to the podium. “This is on you,” he blasted, blaming the supervisors and environmental activists for the damage wrought by the Thomas Fire.“These are not just winddriven fires — they are policy-driven fires.” What happened to prescribed burns, he wanted to know, that could keep such fires in check? “The guilty parties (activists, bureaucrats, and politicians) should be prosecuted

BY NICK WELSH

for negligent homicide,” he charged in a subsequent written statement. Caldwell’s organization in fact emerged from the ashes of 1990’s catastrophic Painted Cave Fire, when hundreds of burned-out homeowners found their efforts to rebuild stymied by overwhelmed bureaucrats they saw as hostile, indifferent, and incompetent. Caldwell, who is simultaneously confrontational, bombastic, and congenial, is a taste many in political life have made a point not to acquire. But the question he raised about prescribed burns is gaining new currency in the wake of the Thomas Fire and other fire-zillas, which are hitting California with increased frequency and devastation. “There’s definitely more interest from citizens, local governments, and county boards of supervisors,” said Nic Elmquist, a fuels specialist with the Los Padres National Forest. He added that the U.S. Forest Service’s new chief, Tony Tooke, enthusiastically supported

prescribed burns in the southeastern United States and is expressing keen interest in reviving the practice out west. Prescribed burning is a decidedly oldschool practice designed to keep wildfires from running amok while also protecting reservoirs and dams from the massive siltation and sedimentation that follows. It’s done by creating a patchwork of squares — a few thousand acres each — throughout heavily vegetated terrain by burning the brush. This doesn’t stop fires from breaking out, but it slows their rate of growth and acceleration. The last major burn conducted in the Los Padres torched 35,000 acres between Santa Maria and Cuyama in 2012. But the practice’s heyday had long passed by then, done in by the logistical challenges involved in pulling one off, not to mention the high costs, environmental opposition, and legal nightmares that ensue when the occasional controlled burn gets off its leash.

This renewed interest comes at a time when climate change is rewriting the meteorological rule books before our eyes. With temperatures climbing and rainfall on the wane, the number of megafires—which are classified as anything 100,000 acres or more — is spiking nationwide. “Fires are starting later in the season than before; they’re bigger than before, faster than before, hotter than before, more destructive, and more expensive,” said Michael Kodas, director of environmental journalism at the University of Colorado and author of Megafire. In 1995, there was usually one megafire a year in the United States, but in the past decade, California alone has had one a year. In 2017, megafires claimed nearly 8.8 million acres of land throughout the United States. That’s another record. With snowpack melting sooner and summers lasting longer, California’s fire season has grown by 50 days a year since 1980. Nationally, 84 percent of all wildfires are started by humans. In California, where development in the urban-wilderness interface is especially acute, that number is 90-95 percent. Until the Thomas Fire broke out, 12 of California’s top 20 largest wildfires took place after 2000. Of those, six have struck since 2010. Pushing this trend, Kodas said, is not just climate change, but what he called the United States’ “zero-tolerance” approach to wildfires, leading to a policy and practice of all-out suppression. That’s served only to increase the fuel load of the national forests, Kodas stated. “We need an attitude change.” On the question of prescribed burns, there’s no shortage of attitude. Kodas, for example, believes they can be effective if done at the right time of year. But everyone sees “right” differently. For wildfire control, it’s better to

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Prescribed Burns cont’d from p. 9 burn chaparral— chaparral the dominant life force in our backcountry — in the spring when it’s cool, moist, and easier to control. But environmentalists contend chaparral is less likely to reseed successfully if the burning takes place in the spring rather than later in the year. This failure to reseed, they argue, makes chaparral more vulnerable to competition from exotic, non-native grasses, which, they point out, are quicker to ignite and flashier to burn once on fire. In Santa Barbara, old-time ranching families are familiar with controlled burns. Caldwell said the county fire department used to deploy a napalm thrower to initiate its burns. Santa Barbara City Councilmember Bendy White, who was involved in several burns 30 years ago, recalled working with one rancher who mounted a flamethrower on the back of his jeep. “It was a hoot,” White said. Environmentalists have opposed prescribed burns in court, hiring the Environmental Defense Center to block efforts to cut six-footwide fuel breaks along portions of the Gaviota Coast. Not only do such burns destroy native chaparral, they argue, but they fail to provide the protection people so desperately want. For example, the Thomas Fire hopscotched over three prescribed-burn areas in Ventura County, said Rick Halsey, director of the California Chaparral Institute, before heading west to Santa Barbara. “Prescribed burns don’t stop wind-driven fires,” said Halsey. “What’s destroying homes and killing people are fires driven by wind and heat.” Protection against that, he argued, can best be achieved by creating defensible space around new or existing structures, building — or retrofitting— retrofitting with fire-retardant materials, and installing outdoor sprinkler systems. That’s an arguable point, as is everything relating to prescribed burns. According to the Forest Service’s fuel expert Elmquist, the Thomas Fire ran out of steam after it bumped into the area burned out 10 years before by the Zaca Fire and other areas burned out more recently by the Tea and Jesusita fires. By cor-

ralling the Thomas Fire into these spaces with newer, lighter fuels, firefighters successfully took much of the heat steam off. But prescribed burns aren’t easy to pull off. Under the Forest Service’s criteria, a prescribed-burn plan has no fewer than 21 separate elements that have to be satisfied. “A lot of people aren’t as comfortable with them as they used to be,” Elmquist said. “A lot of agencies have to be involved.” And sometimes prescribed burns get out of control, which is inevitable and tends to result in relatively minor burns of 150 or so extra acres. But no one can forget the Cerro Grande Fire of 2000 that started out as a con-

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ual homeowners. By one estimate, they pay $3,500 per day on top of a $5,000 retainer fee. Historically, these private companies have been controversial. Private trucks are not tracked by incident commanders, and private employees do not necessarily operate by the same safety standards, public fire officials said privately. They could pose risks if employees were trapped in a danger zone or on blocked roadways being used by municipal fire trucks trying to get out. Fire officials said private companies have gotten better at coordinating with public agencies in recent years. Still, a clear map of where they are and who they are does not exist. “I wouldn’t know them if I saw them,” County Fire spokesperson Captain Dave Zaniboni said. “They just show up. They are just doing their own thing, and we don’t really know what that is. We don’t include them in the operational plan.” Rudy Evenson, a spokesperson for the Thomas Fire Incident Command, said four private companies — AIG Red Zone, Wildfire Defense Systems, Capstone, and Firestorm — are working on the wildfire. Though it is not required, these companies sent personnel to check in at the Incident Command headquarters. But there are no definite figures for the number of engines and employees they have in the area.“I don’t have any information about where they were,” he said, adding, “What they do on private property is up to them.” Some private companies send liaisons to the daily incident briefings. Rhodes said they


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tune in their radios to the same channels and check in with the fire’s incident commanders. “It’s different on every fire,” she said. While some companies have given the private industry a bad name, cooperation and acceptance by the public agencies has grown, several in the fire profession suggested. One of Rhodes’s products, the Foamsafe FireMaster System, is installed in advance and automatically dispenses a white biodegradable foam on houses when it detects fire a half mile away. Some companies use a red retardant that can harm paint, pets, or plants. Rhodes said she has 65,000 clients in the 12 western states. In the Thomas Fire, the company has protected about 50 homes, ranches, and businesses. Many houses were on Park Lane, Toro Canyon, East Camino Cielo, and other areas that hugged the fire’s perimeter. As of press time, they were all still standing, she said. One client, homeowner Carol Kommerstad-Reiche, said during the Tea Fire she was frantically trying to pack up her $11 million Woodley Road home by herself. The service gave her peace of mind. Consumer Fire Products hasn’t lost a home in 18 years, Rhodes claimed. “I woke up this morning and thought today might be the day,” she said last Saturday, December 16, when deafening 65-mile-an-hour winds rushed the fire west, blackening 20 Montecito homes. (More than 1,300 were deemed threatened.) Last Saturday, when thick smoke and ash cast a hellish pall over the Santa Barbara coast, some Montecito homeowners who did not

have private engines parked in their driveway grew frantic. They called their insurance agents to complain, and others hired structure protection services themselves. Homeowners are easily spooked when wildfires break out, particularly when they see flames and smoke from backfires set to control the main blaze. “People get very frightened and are very emotional,” said Fran O’Brien, division president of Chubb Personal Risk Services. “They call up and ask, ‘Why isn’t the engine at my house?’” O’Brien said Chubb agents explained to clients that they surveyed hundreds of houses threatened by the Thomas Fire and prioritized them based on “intel on the ground.” They have 11 engines, each with two employees in them, working the fire, she said. One Toro Canyon homeowner, Cheryl Giefer, heard about Chubb’s fire-protection services from her neighbors. When the fire first crossed the Santa Barbara County line, her husband called their insurance provider, Allstate, to see if they offered similar services. Shortly after they were evacuated, she received text messages and iPhone photos from private firefighters who showed up to her property. “House is okay now but the fire is at the back on the hill coming down,” the message read. Other companies send email updates. “We will continue to patrol your property throughout the day and night, staying on high alert for fire threat and taking any mitigation actions available,” read one update from Consumer Fire Products. David Torgerson of Wildfire Defense Systems said there has been a steady increase in the company’s insurer wildfire programs. He said they provide supplemental support

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“without replacing any of the public wildfire responders.” We are not “first responders,” he said, adding that the company has maintained a 100 percent safety record on all of the 450 wildfires they have been dispatched to in the last 10 years. Mt. Adams Wildfire, it turns out, is one of the many private companies the U.S. Forest Service contracts with for extra support. “It saves money,” owner Don Holter said. The private firefighters are not unionized—“No overtime, no retirement,” he said. Like many essential public-safety services — private prisons and private neighborhood security firms — protecting homes from fire is becoming more privatized. One top fire official working the Thomas Fire asserted that public firefighters “treat everyone the same.” But for $3,500 a day, you can get special treatn ment.

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lowing week. But a cease-and-desist email from a FEMA attorney threw cold water on his plans. “I have received numerous emails forwarded to me where you have contacted Cal Fire officials claiming that FEMA has accepted offers of assistance from EMERCOM,” J.P. Henderson wrote to Baskett. “I have verified with our HQ International Affairs office that these claims are false. No offer has been made to FEMA.” Henderson threatened to sic federal authorities on Baskett if he didn’t stop publicly discussing the matter. “I stand by what I said,” Baskett told the Independent this week. He said he’s tried repeatedly to confirm FEMA had in fact received a formal offer from EMERCOM by contacting the FEMA official who’d reportedly been in touch with the Russians, Deputy Director of International Affairs Andrew Slaten. Baskett said he’s received no response from Slaten. Speaking on behalf of Cal Fire and Governor Brown’s office, Janet Upton said the state currently doesn’t have a need for additional emergency aircraft. “We have a fleet of over 90 aerial firefighting aircraft at our disposal in Southern California, including the DC-10 and 747,” she said. “We don’t have any aircraft orders being unfilled.” Even if there were a need for Be-200s, Upton went on, Russian officials must make their offer through the proper official channels. “They have been advised on what the process is,” she said. A FEMA spokesperson said that process involves the agency’s International Affairs Office. Baskett acknowledged that right now — as the Thomas Fire continues to burn dangerously close to Santa Barbara and Ventura homes — might not be the most opportune time to coordinate a complicated emergency aid relationship with a foreign government at diplomatic odds with the United States. Nevertheless, he said, the offer should be seriously considered, as Be-200s could save property and lives during the next wildfire. The planes, which carry more water than any of their U.S. counterparts, have been deployed around the globe, including in Israel, Spain, France, and Indonesia. They’re a backbone of Russia’s firefighting force, which routinely battles massive wildfires, like those in 2010 that burned 740,000 acres, killing 54 and causing $15 billion in damages. Baskett laughed at suggestions from others that his Russian connections are conspiratorial. “Yes, I collude with Russia,” he said,“to bring better n aircraft here.”


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for all of us,” Santa Barbara County Battalion Chief Chris Childers said after the death at the incident briefing. “It always hits hard when a firefighter dies.” A procession of firefighting vehicles with motorcycle escorts followed the hearse carrying Iverson’s body from the Ventura County medical examiner labs to his hometown of San Diego. Along the way, firefighters and the public lined overpasses to give Iverson a final salute. Pesola died on December 6, the third day of the Thomas Fire, while fleeing in her vehicle on Wheeler Canyon Road near Santa Paula. According to autopsy reports, the 70-year-old died of trauma, smoke, and burns. Details of the accident have not been released. A longtime attorney, Pesola worked for the Santa Barbara County Counsel from 1996 to 1999. Shane Stark, former county counsel, remembered her as smart, ethical, and funny, with “a distinctive fashion and aesthetic sensin bility.”

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uncle Mike Organista had built a house, and the nearby brush was bursting into flames. “There weren’t any firefighters around,” he said. “My cousin Shaun and I were trying to fight the fire with gardening tools.” His uncle’s house burned down overnight, and Organista turned his attention to Carpinteria, hiking up and down the hills to convey the scope of the fire. In all, he estimates he posted 60 videos in a 10-day period. Some of them originated from local restaurants, which he encouraged viewers to support. TATE LARRICK

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end, carrying heavy packs and swinging hefty tools. But these flesh-and-blood mortals have the same basic needs as the rest of us. Here’s how Santa Barbara County Fire Department hand crews protect themselves, what they eat, how they talk, and who looks out for them from above.

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4. Combi: A versatile piece of equipment that can be used as a shovel or configured like a mini-rhino to clear brush and throw dirt A typical county fire hand crew consists of a crew boss, four sawyers, four pullers, three to four Pulaskis, and one or two rhinos and combis.

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Sky Saviors

Though more than 90 planes and helicopters rallied from around the state to pound the Thomas Fire with water and retardant, these six types of aircraft have done the bulk of the heavy lifting:

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Saving San Ysidro Ranch BY DAVID SOBERANO, FACILITIES DIRECTOR AT SAN YSIDRO RANCH, AS TOLD TO MATT KETTMANN

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e never thought the Thomas Fire would

reach Santa Barbara, like the rest of the community. But our protocol was that we would treat a voluntary evacuation as mandatory because we have guests in our 42 cottages, the two restaurants that are sold out almost every night, and hundreds of employees. Once that order came, every morning we would meet with the firefighters on the property and come up with a game plan. It changed every day, based on the wind conditions and relative humidity. We had so many different scenarios: Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, Plan D. No one was sleeping, and we were all drinking 10 pots of coffee a day. It was high stress. I was at the ranch for 10 straight days. When I left on Sunday, I didn’t know what day of the week it was, to be honest with you. It was nonstop. But there was lots of downtime when they were just hanging out, everyone shooting the shit, drinking coffee, telling stories. They’d ask about the ranch and who’s stayed there. I got the sense that they all realized how special the ranch is and that they really cared about the property. They understood that it was a big responsibility and told me that they were going to do everything in their power to make sure it’s still here. The battalion chiefs would call me five times a day to explain what was happening, and they told me, “You guys are pretty much ground zero and priority number one because of the way you’re situated.” I can’t say enough about how they were so prepared, so thorough. They cleaned gutters; they cleaned roofs; they raked out our creekside, tons of leaves and branches. They cleaned the ranch top to bottom. They got rid of anything that could potentially be a fire hazard. I’ve never seen anything like that, the way they mobilized, the way they operated. When it finally blew from Toro Canyon west into Montecito, it was pretty much all hands on deck. That’s when we had the OES [Office of Emergency Services] strike team come in their lime-green trucks. At the top of the ranch is a huge dirt lot that we use as defensible space. We started staging trucks up there. On Saturday morning, there were two strike teams, 10 engines, and 50 guys on the ranch. It was like a bomb had gone off — engines and hose lines were everywhere. We woke up around 5 a.m. for coffee and could see a glow in the valley. Around 6 a.m., the wind starts howling 40-50 miles per hour, and the whole left side of the canyon gets enveloped in flames. It was just insane. Within an hour, it went down three ridges. If the winds would have been due south, I think the ranch would have been lost. But because it was a southwest wind, it whipped around the canyon and then went down toward East Mountain Drive. Little did we know that it hooked behind it and came across Park Lake. That’s where they lost the structures, immediately to the right of the ranch. The fire started coming down this wash where there are eucalyptus trees and oak trees, and it pushed right to the property’s edge. The guys were on the back decks

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of cottages, spraying down trees. It was raining embers on the ranch. Some of our umbrellas caught fire, and our fibrous doormats caught on fire too. But they were so prepared that as soon as the embers hit the ground, they were put out immediately. Now that I look back, there really was no worry there. They knew exactly what this thing was gonna do and how they were gonna fight it. They were so prepared that it was really no big deal. And that wasn’t all. When a new strike team came in Sunday morning, they asked me if there was anything they could do, since the fire threat had moved on. Next thing you know, these guys are washing windows, cleaning gutters, hosing down the roofs, raking leaves, picking up trash. They told me that their priorities were life, property, and the environment. It almost made me cry.

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Here’s a list of the firefighters who helped save San Ysidro Ranch: OES Strike Team 4803A San Joaquin County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Arganbright Engaged in Saturday’s firefight. OES Strike Team 2818A Monterey County Fire Battalion Chief Doug McCoun Prepared property and cleaned up after fire. Cal Fire Crew Chief Bill Barteau His team fought the fire directly. Montecito Fire Battalion Chief Travis Ederer He was instrumental in providing info and making sure the ranch was top priority.


POETRY

’Tis the Week Before Christmas ’Tis the week before Christmas and all through the house Our devices on standby for word to GET OUT. The GO BAGS are ready (have been for a week); Our list we go over for last-minute tweaks. We’ve been through this before, more times than most, Because we live closer to mountains than coast. We packed passports and photos and personal needs, Art from the walls, legal docs and house deeds. We’ve gassed up the cars and charged all our phones. We’re checking air quality, news, and map zones, Trying to make sense of a fast-moving snarl; Thank goodness for updates we’re getting from Carl. We moved flammable stuff away from the wall And covered the vents where embers might fall, Cleaned gutters, trimmed trees and close-growing plants, Maybe futile but hopeful, our house-saving dance. The waiting is stressful, an in-between place; The fire’s not so close to abandon our base, But too close to do something else or relax, Because we know too well how fast it attacks.

by Megan Miley Megan and her husband, Steve, live on Via Regina, where they moved six months before the Painted Cave Fire, which burned much of their neighborhood. They were also evacuated for the Gap and Jesusita fires, and she wrote this on day two of being in the Thomas Fire’s voluntary evacuation zone.

Marley’s stressed, too, without bark or a whine; He tells us he’s scared we will leave him behind. We comfort and pet him and wish he could know Of course he’ll come with us wherever we go. Thanks, Virginia and Fennells and Sherwoods and Simes, For offering your homes to us in these times. Don’t know when (if at all) at your door we will show, But we’re grateful to know we’ve got somewhere to go. And our thoughts go out further to those who have lost Already so much at such a great cost And firefighting crews who put so much at stake, Day after day with hardly a break. Although Christmas and shopping are far from our mind, How we care for each other and try to be kind Is really what matters and makes our day bright. So best wishes to all, and to all a good night! n

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he bad news is that roughly 1,000 acres of avocados, by preliminary

estimates, totaling 25 million pounds burned in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in the Thomas Fire, according to South Coast farmer Rick Shade, who chairs the California Avocado Commission. The good news is California’s overall, 2018 avocado crop is still expected to be bigger than 2017’s. Specific tallies of the impacts to agriculture are BY KELSEY BRUGGER not yet available, according to multiple industry experts. What is known is that the avocado crop suffered most severely, while citrus and cut-flower industries felt some pain. In addition to scars from the wildfire, the high Santa Ana winds blew the unripe fruit right off the trees. “The fire was pushed by these strong winds, which in itself will do damage to the crop,” said avocado wholesaler Wayne Brydon. “We always get knocked down a little bit, but these were two big blows.” This year’s avocado harvest was about half the size of 2016’s harvest in part because of California’s seven-year drought. Market prices throughout the state and country have increased. The damage inflicted by the Thomas Fire “is more localized and more severe,” Shade explained. In addition, he said, the fire hurt some avocado nurseries. Glenna Horton, who has 50 acres of avocado trees near Foothill Road in Carpinteria, just barely dodged Thomas’s wrath. “My garden still looks green, but the hills behind it are just black,” she said, adding, “Avocado trees are very tough. It’s hard to burn them in the first place.” She does not expect to lose any of next year’s crop. “That is a miracle,” she said. Horton said her next-door neighbors, the Persoons, were “wonderful” because they spent a lot of time watering down the orchards. But the Persoons attributed their good fortune to the firefighters who made a “major firebreak behind our avocado orchard all the way down to the Franklin n Creek … What an amazing job all those [firefighters] are doing.”

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Yule Dogs Roasting on the Fire

JOLLY ST. NICK: I could be a scrooge and join the “bah humbug” brigade, but what

would be the point? Besides, I am seriously dreaming of a white Christmas. If that “white” happens to be the hundreds of cubic tons of ash and other incinerated dandruff snowing down from the Thomas Fire, so be it. As bad as that is — coughing and hacking have now become Santa Barbara’s official background music—it beats the alternative: great balls of fire and a charred landscape. That there is only a handful of shopping days left before Christmas seems almost beside the point. But only almost. Now is the time to indulge. Now is the time to reconnect with your Judeo-Christian-pagan-Yiddish-Teutonic roots and celebrate. It should be remembered that the original St. Nick was a thin-faced, bad-ass fourth-century Turkish monk who managed to bring several young kids back from the dead after they’d already been served up for dinner by an unscrupulous innkeeper as the second coming of veal cutlets. Most famously, St. Nick also saved several destitute young girls from a life of prostitution by providing them “gifts.” For centuries, this gift-giving tradition of Christmas was observed on his Feast Day, December 6. But when Martin Luther — whose hatred of the saints as manifestations of false deities is well documented — led the Protestant uprising against the Pope, feast days were obliterated. The gift-giving tradi-

tion was then eventually moved to December 25, on which date biblical scholars agree the baby Jesus was most definitely not born. And a few centuries later, the definitive Christmas song and top-selling single of all time — “White Christmas” —would be written by a nice Jewish boy from Russia named Irving Berlin. All that’s to say to all you last-second Christmas shoppers, stay off the internet. Buy Local. Last I looked, Jeff Bezos does not look remotely like St. Nick: How many cannibalized children has he brought back to life? So boycott Amazon.com, at least for

now. Find some locally owned mom-’n’-pop store and support them. You’ll feel better in the long term, but they’ll feel much better in the short term. And naturally, you’ll want to buy a drink for one of the more than 8,000 firefighters who saved our sorry asses from what will become the biggest fire in the history of California, though I do need to add a few asterisks to our “We’re Number One” fixation. (The previous biggest fire — the Rush Fire of 2012 — was really 315,577 acres, but only the 271,911 in California are counted. The record books go back only to 1932, so the Santiago Canyon Fire of 1889, which destroyed 300,000 acres in San Diego, Orange, and Riverside counties, was not included.) If the line’s too long at Harry’s or Joe’s — which firefighters have been known to frequent — go somewhere else, and buy

yourself and a loved one a drink. But be sure to toast the firefighters. That around 8,000 people from 17 states can descend en masse on one spot, dance together in a life-threatening cha-cha line, and save the day is nothing short of miraculous. As great as they are, I hope they go away soon and never have to come back. But given the abundance of unburned fuel in the backcountry, wind, and drought, we’ll soon be on a first-name basis with all 8,000. Typically at this time of year, we would have had 3.5 inches of rain. To date, we have had only .32 inches. It’s been more than 250 days since we’ve gotten as much as .1 inch. For the record, that makes this the second-driest fall ever. And this is the year after our seven-year drought. That helps explain how a fire that started 44 miles away in distant Santa Paula could jump Highway 33, Highway 150, and Toro Canyon and get all the way to Gibraltar Road. It’s a brave new world. I’d also like to say thanks to John Palminteri, Alys Martinez, and the whole crew at KEYT. They did what a local TV station is supposed to do, and then they went above and beyond the call of duty. When the winds were roaring down the mountains at 65 miles an hour and sane people were ducking for cover, John and Alys were in front of the camera, telling us and showing us what was happening. Palminteri’s ability to speak nonstop without ever drawing a breath has always been astonishing, but that’s come to be

expected from a guy who sleeps in NASCAR pajamas with a police scanner tucked under his pillow. It’s his detailed knowledge and cool in the face of impending doom that’s both reassuring and invaluable. Martinez may not have mastered Palminteri’s art of circular breathing, but she more than held her own. Without camera operator extraordinaire Oscar Flores, however, none of their work could have gotten to us, so thank you, thank you, thank you. While KEYT provided viewers a firehose of nonstop information, Lance Orozco and radio station KCLU delivered what we needed to know in a shot glass. Lance managed to be everywhere all the time, but gave it to us short and sweet with his signature staccato style. At the risk of sounding selfcongratulatory, I’d be criminally remiss not to mention Indy photographer, the human billy goat, Paul Wellman, who left the rest of us in the ash, and Digital Editor Brandon Yadegari, who kept the Indy’s insatiable Facebook page and website feed going with fresh fire maps, evacuation maps, live-stream press briefings, and Wellman videos. To be fair, there are countless others whose song I should be singing for their work in the Thomas Fire. These are only the ones I managed to get to. In the meantime, if the winds blow right, we’ll dodge another bullet and soon be singing “Blue Skies” rather than “White Christmas.” Guess what? Irving Berlin happened to write that one too. — Nick Welsh

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Dan P. Parks

04/29/17-03/13/11

...It was a sunny Mesa Christmas Day back in 1965 for Realtor Dan P. Parks. Born 04/29/1927 in Burnt Hills NY, and passed away in Santa Barbara on 03/13/11. He was a long time regular at the Old Farmer Boy restaurant. At 6am every morning after trundling down State St. in his wheelchair to get there in his later years. Merry Christmas, Santa Barbara! From the Parks Family

Elizabeth F. Stone 01/28/30-12/09/17

Elizabeth F. Stone passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 9, 2017 in Santa Barbara, California. Betty, as she was known, was born in Lynn, Massachusetts to Francis and Catherine Gaffey on January 28, 1930. After graduating from Simmons College in 1951, Betty married James B. Stone II and moved to the North Shore of Massachusetts. Most of her adult life was spent in Newbury, Massachusetts where she raised her two children James 26

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B. Stone III (Blaine) and Ethan A. Stone. Betty worked for over 25 years as an elementary school teacher at Salisbury Memorial School in Salisbury, Massachusetts. She taught both 2nd and 3rd grades at various points in time. While working as a teacher, Betty obtained a Master’s in Education degree from Salem State College. Prior to her retirement, Betty worked for approximately five years as the Director of a federally funded program designed to improve students’ reading ability at Memorial School. Betty was an avid birder and enjoyed identifying and studying birds much of her adult life. She was also an animal lover and always had a dog by her side. In retirement, Betty often spent her days caring for her east coast grandchildren Brittany and Samantha Stone. She was committed to conservation and devoted much of her time to the Town of Newbury’s Conservation Committee as well as serving as the Trustee of the Martin Burns Wildlife Management area for many years. Betty moved to Santa Barbara, California approximately eight years ago to escape the difficult winters in New England and to be closer to her west coast family: her son Ethan, his wife Hilary and her grandchildren Erin and Jeremy. Betty made new friends at Rancho Franciscan apartments and later at Heritage House but never gave up her identity as a New Englander. Betty leaves her sons, J Blaine Stone III (and wife Cheryl) of Stoneham and Ethan A. Stone (and wife Hilary) of Santa Barbara, and four grandchildren: Brittany L. and Samantha E. Stone of Massachusetts and Jeremy F. and Erin L. Stone of California. Services: Services will be held at F.S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home in Rowley, Massachusetts on Thursday December 21 at 11 AM with visitation one hour before. Donations in her memory may be made to the animal welfare organization of your choice.

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Karl Sivert Hove 05/26/35-12/07/17

Karl Hove passed away peacefully on December 7, 2017 as a result of having Lewy Body Dementia. He was born to Peter and Lillian Hove on 5-26-35 at St. Francis hospital. He attended local schools and graduated from SBHS in 1953. California Electric hired him as an apprentice when he was 19. Later, Karl became the owner of that business. Karl had one child, Leslie, with his first wife. In 1971, Karl married Nancy Emerick and became a "real" father to Nancy's 3 sons. In high school Karl and a few other boys stymied a car club "The Igniters". To this day they are all still the best of friends who would do anything for each other. Their club grew to about 30 members and still exists today after 60 some years. Many times they held car shows and donated money for scholarships to Santa Barbara High School students. Also, he was active in the community. He was Dad's Club president at Bishop Diego High School when the boys attended, on the Fiesta committee and did all the electrical for De La Guerra Plaza or many years. He was always willing to help out in any capacity. Karl will be greatly missed as he was a caring, loving true friend and an exceptional family man. He and Nancy had a great marriage and were thankful for their many friends. He is survived by his wife Nancy, his sister Margaret Whitney (Brian) and his sons Jefferson (Evelyn), Craig and Todd and the love of his life, granddaughter Madison. Also, cousins and many nieces and nephews. Karl's family would like to thank Katerina Zamyatina, her family and staff for the exceptional loving care and compassion he has received these last 5 years. In remembrance of Karl, if you wish, please remember Visit-

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ing Nurse and Hospice Care, 512 East Gutierrez St., Suite A, Santa Barbara, Ca. 93103. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Santa Barbara Elks Club on January 5th at 11AM.

Sol “George” Sirkin 07/21/29-11/23/17

George Sirkin-dearly loved husband, father and grandfather passed on peacefully November 23 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara. George was born Sol George Sirkin in New York City on July 21, 1929. His parents were Ray and Meyer Sirkin, who, with George and older brother, Leon lived together in the borough of Bronx NYC. George went through public schools, attending Stuyvesant High School for Boys. George excelled in math and science; however, he was focused on, and qualified for West Point. Before that could happen, however, life took an unexpected turn when his father died suddenly at the age of 36. It was suddenly up to George and Leon to help their family. In 1947, George continued his education with night classes, working days full time. He eventually married and had three children, and, through his entrepreneurial spirit, successfully launched several businesses, including two car washes and a 24-hour restaurant. By the late 1970's, there were more changes in George's life. He and his family moved to Visalia, CA, where he purchased Taylor Equipment Rental. In 1982, he met Janet

Keith, the love of his life. Both were divorced parents, and so a new, merged family was created with George becoming a very special person in Jan's and her two children's lives. In 1987, George opened The Party Works and, two years later, School Works, finally retiring in the year 2000 at 71. That didn't slow him down, though. George and Jan moved to Santa Barbara, CA, where he volunteered to become a peer counselor for the next seven years, and became involved with the Ombudsman Program for a year. He was also a member of the free Methodist Church in Santa Barbara for 17 years. During retirement, George and Jan also spent many happy hours travelling internationally together. George is survived by his wife, Jan, and their children, Denis Sirkin, Cindy Richardo, Carrie Williams and Chris Keith as well as his niece Marlene Sirkin and seven grandchildren. He predeceased by son Dale Sirkin. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Santa Barbara Hospice or to the Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara.

Death Notices Barbara Ann Hamilton, DOD 11/08/17 (85) Goleta, CA Daniel D. Laguna, DOD 11/08/17 (71) Santa Barbara, CA Carmen Palato Aguilar, DOD 11/17/17 (84) Santa Barbara, CA Constance Every, DOD 11/19/17 (66) Goleta, CA Patricia Herbig, DOD 11/19/17 (81) Santa Barbara, CA Dr. Edward L. Hayes, DOD 11/20/17 (86) Santa Barbara, CA Donald S. Mori, DOD 11/20/17 (55) Santa Barbara, CA George R. Engle, DOD 11/21/17 (91) Santa Barbara, CA Rosalie A. Ornelas, DOD 11/21/17 (78) Santa Barbara, CA George Sirkin, DOD 11/23/17 (88) Santa Barbara, CA Mayra Leo, DOD 12/02/17 (67) Goleta, CA William Sloan, DOD 12/02/17 (83) Santa Barbara, CA Anita Loredo, DOD 12/07/17 (79) Santa Barbara, CA Sylvia Macks, DOD 12/08/17 (93) Santa Barbara, CA Derek Waterfield, DOD 12/11/17 (58) Los Alamos, CA Domingo Saragosa, DOD 12/13/17 (100) Carpinteria, CA Ronald Guthrie, DOD 12/14/17 (60) Solvang, CA Violet C. Manuszak, DOD 12/15/17 (90) Goleta, CA


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Elden ‘Bud’ Boothe 1925 – 2017

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income is based on earnings at a much greater rate than those whose income is from investments. Working people should not be taxed more for being productive. This is counterintuitive to a strong capitalistic society and a healthy democracy. It will lead us back into a modern form of feudalism. But that’s already here, given that one percent own more than 50 percent of — Stephen Wheeler, CPA, S.B. the world’s wealth.

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Downtown Santa Barbara is Open For Business Now more than ever in the Thomas Fire aftermath, the community is encouraged to shop local & support small businesses this holiday season and beyond

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S THE COMMUNITIES ON THE SOUTH COAST COME TOGETHER to rebuild & recover from the Thomas Fire, Downtown Santa Barbara is working harder than ever to support their community of retailers and businesses. While many businesses downtown had to close temporarily because of the Thomas Fire, the majority have now reopened their doors, signaling loud and clear that Downtown Santa Barbara is open for business ready to celebrate the season! With the recovery and support of the downtown businesses a top priority, Downtown Santa Barbara is reminding the community how important it is to shop local this holiday season, and beyond. With the air quality projected to continue to improve, Downtown Santa Barbara welcomes the community back to the downtown corridor for fun events and promotions this holiday season: • Take advantage of 2 1⁄2 hours of free parking in any city parking lot or garage through December 25! • Families can visit Santa at Paseo Nuevo, now through Christmas Eve in Paseo Nuevo (Suite #203 next to See’s Candies). Bring the entire family out for an opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa. • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is open to the public this Saturday, December 23. • Free Downtown & Waterfront Shuttle rides through Christmas Eve! Courtesy of the City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara MTD

Here’s How You Can Donate to those impacted by the Thomas Fire

American Red Cross: Monetary donations are accepted at www.redcross.org or by texting “redcross” to 90999. Foodbank Santa Barbara County: Nonperishable foods and fresh produce are accepted in Santa Barbara at 4554 Hollister Ave., 1525 State St., and 490 W. Foster Road in Santa Maria. Salvation Army: Unopened and canned food and monetary donations are accepted at 423 Chapala St., Santa Barbara. Unity Shoppe: New clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletries and monetary donations are accepted at 1219 State St.

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United Way of Santa Barbara County has joined forces with United Way of Ventura County to directly support those individuals and families affected by the Thomas Fire. Nonperishable food, new clothing, toiletries and monetary donations are being accepted at the agencies listed below. Used clothing, bedding and toys are not being accepted. United Way of Santa Barbara County: Monetary donations are accepted at www. unitedwaythomasfirefund.org or text “UWVC” to 41444.

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selected works by artist Anthony Craddock, whose large-scale photographs capture the tenacious presence of industrialization in natural environments, showing the two intertwined in our modern landscape, and Chris Maynard’s shadow boxes, which feature intricate cutouts from bird feathers with a beauty and complexity that is only rivaled by the feathers themselves. The exhibit shows through January 7, 2018. Thu.-Fri.: noon-5pm; Sat.: 11am4pm; Sun.: 9am-2pm. Porch Gallery, 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. Free. Call 620-7589. porchgalleryojai.com

A Christmas Carol Don’t miss out on Rubicon’s

inaugural production of Charles Dickens’s classic, with a 24-person cast and virtuoso performances by Rubicon favorites Joe Spano and Peter Van Norden. Thu.: 7pm; Fri.: 8pm; Sat.: 2 and 8pm. Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. $25-$65. Call 667-2900. rubicontheatre.org

THURSDAY 12/21 12/21: Annual Christmas Feast The holidays can be a joyful time, but a lonely time for those that are struggling with poverty, homelessness, and addiction. The S.B. Rescue Mission staff and volunteers will serve meals to men, women, and children, and the Women’s Auxiliary will provide a gift distribution for all guests who attend the feast. Noon-2pm. S.B. Rescue Mission, 535 E. Yanonali St. Free. Call 966-1316.

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12/21: Muni Mega Mall Come find the perfect gift under one roof as area makers from S.B., Carpinteria, Ventura, and Ojai sell their wares while DJ Stoops plays a set of cool tunes. Vendors include Nostrum Shrub, Saltura, Charlotte Stone Shoes, Brewer & Marr Glassworks, Laverda, The Little Shell Shop, Pacific Wonderland Inc., Miwak Junior, Graf Lantz, and Broad Street Oysters. Shop small, buy things from real people, and help our community! 7-10pm. Municipal Winemakers, 22 Anacapa St. Free. Call 931-6864.

12/23: Print Your Own Cards & Wrapping Paper Workshop with Monika Molnar Metzenthin Artist Monika Molnar Metzenthin will assist you in creating unique and original wrapping paper from the Creative ReUse Store. 10am-noon. 302 E. Cota St. Children ages 6 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. $8. Call 884-0459 x13. exploreecology.org

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12/21-12/24, 12/26-12/27: John Nava: Painting and Tapestry This exhibition marks the debut of a body of work that began in 2011 and culminates in one of the artist’s masterworks: a monumental, 27-foot-long tapestry depicting contemporary beach life at Surfers’ Point in Ventura using Georges Seurat’s iconic “A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte” as a point of inspiration, as well as a series of preparatory works created by the artist during the past six years. The exhibit shows through December 31. Thu.-Sat., Tue.Wed.: 10am-5:30pm; Sun.: 10am-3pm. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 730-1460. sullivangoss.com

12/22: The Sorrow Cart Dijo Productions presents the West Coast premiere of this musical play about and for the homeless. All proceeds will go toward The Soldiers Project to assist in aiding our homeless vets. 8pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $10-$20. Call 963-0408.

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tual 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. A prepayment is requested for guest readers. 11am-2pm and 3-6pm. Paradise Found, 17. E. Anapamu St. $45. Call 564-3573.

“Rescue” by Meg Ricks ongoing:

Meg Ricks Artist Meg Ricks, known for her abstracts and expressive landscapes, has a show and sale of more than a dozen of her bigger paintings that she can’t usually enter into shows, as well as smaller paintings and drawings that make affordable gifts during holiday times. The exhibit shows through January 14, 2018. Island Brewing Company, 5049 6th St., Carpinteria. Free. Call 745-8272.

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12/22-12/24: 25th Annual Candy Cane Train Take a ride on this festively decorated miniature train. A ticket buys you a ride, an assortment of holiday treats, a coupon for a future ride, and entrance into the museum’s holiday display of toy trains and teddy bears. Riders must be at least 34” tall. Receive a discount and avoid the line by buying your tickets in advance online. 1-3:45pm. South Coast Railroad Museum, 300 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. $4. Call 964-3540.

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SUNDAY 12/24 12/24: Meditation for World Peace

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Zoo Day Families can create a new tradi-

tion by going to the zoo on Christmas Eve or Christmas, visiting with their favorite animals and riding the train. 10am3:30pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$17. Call 962-5339. sbzoo.org

Meditation and prayers are neither small nor passive actions as much as they are a force for change in our shared world. Join in guided breathing meditation, a preparatory prayer in English, a talk on the topic of the day, and a closing meditation. 10:3011:45am. Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr., 508 Brinkerhoff Ave. Suggested donation: $10. Call 563-6000.

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MUSIC of NOTE 12/21: Flamenco Nights in the Barrel Room with Rich Thompson Get out and enjoy a glass of wine and some classical guitar from Rich Thompson, who earned his master’s degree in classical guitar performance. 6-8pm. Carr Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Ages 21+. Free. Call 965-7985.

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12/22: Benefit for JAMS Music and the Star Jasmine Foundation Featuring Cornerstone and King Zero California-based Cornerstone will play high-energy reggae with an urban vibe, and area band King Zero will open the show with its brand of roots reggae. This show is a benefit for the Star Jasmine Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on teaching and sharing music through its Jasmine’s Alternative Music School (JAMS), which includes an exploration center and recording studio. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15-$20. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776.

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12/22: Mad Caddies, Wil Ridge S.B.’s own Mad Caddies will play their unique sound of Dixieland, reggae, punk, and ska, proving why they’ve sold more than 400,000 albums. California singer/songwriter Wil Ridge will give a powerful performance of American roots with emotional and poetic lyrics. 9pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $20. Ages 21+. velvet-jones.com

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Hawai‘i-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Donavon Frankenreiter will bring his easy, breezy surf music with coastal-themed metaphors paired with his gravelly voice to S.B. Joey Radio is a singer/beatmaker/artist from N.Y.C. who is inspired by downtown New York in the late ’70s, early ’80s block parties, and street festivals. 8pm. $20-$25. Ages 21+. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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12/21: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Dannsair. 6:30-8:30pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com

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12/21, 12/23: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: ABBA-Dabba Doo! Tribute Dance Concert. 8pm. $10. Ages 21+. Sat.: Mariel Bildsten Quartet. 6pm. $10-$15. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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12/22: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. Whesli. 6-8pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com

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12/22-12/23: M.Special Brewing Co. Fri.: New Vibe. 6-9pm. Sat.: Color Me Blue Day. 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com 12/22-12/23: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: The Harlequins. 6-9pm. Sat.: Dan Grimm; 1:30-4:30pm. Caitlyn Chui; 5-8pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066.

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12/22-12/23, 12/27: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Fri., Wed.: Dave Vignoe. Sat.: Benny. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200.

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12/23: Uptown Lounge Marika and the Ohms. 8-11pm. 3126 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 845-8800. www.sbuptownlounge.com

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CHRISTMAS EVE and CHRISTMAS DAY REPAST 12/24-12/25: bouchon Enjoy Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas dinner at this romantic French restaurant that will offer its Seasonal Wine Country Cuisine Dinner Menu in a three-course format, with guests having a full choice from the entire menu. 4-9pm. $85. 9 W. Victoria St. Call 730-1160.

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12/24-12/25: Four Seasons The Biltmore Bella Vista There will be decadent holiday dining starting with a four-course family-style dinner on Christmas Eve, created by Executive Chef Marco Fossati, and on Christmas Day enjoy a buffet-style meal featuring traditional dishes, gourmet creations, seafood, salads, and carving stations. Sun.: 5pm. $48-$95. Mon.: 11am-7pm. $65-$125. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore S.B., 1260 Channel Dr. Call 969-2261.

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12/24: Jill’s Place This locally owned steakhouse may serve American dishes, but they are far from traditional. The menu includes starters, greens, steaks and other entrées, Butcher’s Daughter burgers, and house specialties such as buttermilk fried chicken breast, spaghetti Bolognese, the meatloaf sandwich, and more. Complement your meal with

house wines and cocktails. Be sure and make a reservation. 5-9pm. 632 Santa Barbara St. Prices vary. Call 963-0378.

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12/24-12/25: Ojai Deer Lodge There will be holiday dining with glazed ham, prime rib, and savory trimmings for the entire family, with four seating times on both days to choose from. Noon and 2, 4, and 6pm. Ojai Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai. $20-$45. Call 646-4256.

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12/24-12/25: Oveja Blanca This Latin-inspired restaurant will serve up three courses of fresh fare from its regular menu in an à la carte format on Christmas Eve and a three-course chef’s menu on Christmas Day. Sun.: 5-8:30pm. $55. Mon.: 5-9pm. $65. 30 E. Ortega St. Call 963-1012.

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12/25: The Black Sheep Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or full-on carnivore, there’s something for everybody at this hip restaurant. Enjoy a four-course menu with options from the normal menu. 5-9pm. 26 E. Ortega St. $75. Call 965-1113. theblacksheepsb.com

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12/24: Organic Kitchen 9th Annual Gift Wrapping Party Please donate new adult hats, backpacks, socks, gloves, and XL or XXL hoodies, children’s toys, and gift cards to Trader Joe’s and Smart & Final. Bring wrapping paper, bows and ribbons, tape, or scissors, and join the fun as you wrap presents and decorate the Christmas tree. Enjoy handcrafted pizza, snacks, and holiday cheer, knowing everyone will get a gift at the Christmas dinner the next day! Noon-2pm. Veterans’ Memorial Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Free.

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TUESDAY 12/26 12/26: Toasty Tuesdays Every Tuesday, the S.B. Wine Collective teams up with Les Marchands’ Chef Weston Richards to bring you toast like you’ve never had before, with Helena Avenue Bakery bread topped with fresh, seasonal ingredients that are paired with the perfect wines. 5-7pm. S.B. Wine Collective, 131 Anacapa St., Ste. C. $20. Call 456-2700. tinyurl.com/ToastTuesdays

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one is welcome to bid farewell to the past year with a guided breathing meditation, followed by an inspiring invocation for peace in our world in the New Year and ending with a second guided meditation. 6:30-7:30pm. Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr.,

S.B. Symphony Presents New Year’s Eve Pops Concert The S.B. Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor Bob Bernhardt, will usher in the year 2018 with a rousing New Year’s Eve pops concert featuring a program of movie soundtrack classics, such as themes from Gone with the Wind, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, West Side Story, and more, and an appearance by the spellbinding theatrical circus company Troupe Vertigo performing cirque acrobatics, classical dance, and contemporary theater. 8:30-10:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $39-$129. Call 899-2222.

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An Interfaith Contemplative New Year’s Eve Welcome the New Year with focused, quiet intention. Walk a labyrinth in the La Casa chapel, and share in interfaith reflections and meditations. 10pm-midnight. La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Rd. Free. Call 969-5031. lacasademaria.org

Annual NYE Dance Party This annual celebration will fill your night with flashbacks from the ’70s and ’80s as you dance the year away to sounds from The Boogie Knights and The Spazmatics. 9pm. Samala Showroom, Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. Free for Club Indulge members (visit the Club Indulge Desk for your free membership). Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274. chumashcasino.com

Discoteca Presents 2018 New Year’s Eve Bash Dance to Latin music, Top 40, hip-hop, and EDM by DJ XZOT!C. 8pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $15-$75. Ages 21+. Call 965-8676.

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New Year’s Eve Bash with The Doublewide Kings Groove into the New Year with headliners Doublewide Kings, who will bring their original rock and Americana tunes, as well as deep-cut covers from The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, and more, with the talented Brigham Brothers Band to kick things off. Make it a date with the $130 ticket that includes a fourcourse meal and champagne toast. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $30-$130. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776.

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Thu, Jan 25 / 7:30 PM / Arlington Theatre $150 Gold Circle (preferred seating) Tickets start at $50 / $25 UCSB students

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This afternoon and night will be split into three different two-hour time brackets for families up to six. Lanes include a medium pizza, soft drinks, two hours of bowling, rental shoes, party favors, and a champagne (ages 21+) or sparkling cider toast at midnight! Check the website for time brackets and to make your reservations. 3:30pm-1am. Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond, 5925 Calle Real, Goleta. $100-$125. Call 967-0128. zodos.com

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Dress in your best 1920s attire for a dinner buffet including a champagne-filled ice sculpture and creative made-to-order menu items. For the 21+ crowd, the first-class ticket, priced at $250, includes admission to the Ty Lounge after-party with entertainment until 2 a.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. 7:30-10pm. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore S.B., 1260 Channel Dr. $85-$200. Call 969-2261.

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“Some of these crates are dog crates and had dogs in them the other day. We helped them move the dogs to another part of the property, and now all my birds have their own crates,” Vaughn added. Pet owners unable to evacuate their animals can get help from County Animal Services, which has an emergency hotline: 681-4332. Many animals boarded at the facility started heading home earlier this week as incident commanders started lifting evacuations. But it’s never too soon for the next one, reminded Clair Lofthouse, the Humane Society’s public relations manager. Do not leave your pets behind, she said. “If it isn’t safe for you, it’s not safe for them.” — Gareth Kelly

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or the past couple of weeks, Feeding, watering, Montecito resident and and cleaning stalls can be Santa Barbara City College challenging, she added. professor Kathy O’Connor has The group has received been sleeping in her horse help from local vets, La trailer at Earl Warren ShowCumbre Feed, and Earl grounds. As president of the Warren staff. It has even Santa Barbara Equine Assishad help from as far afield tance & Evacuation Team, as Reno, Las Vegas, and O’Connor— herself a Thomas O’Connor Oregon. “It was amazFire evacuee, along with her ing,” O’Connor said. CORRALLED: Hundreds of horses and other large anihorses — has been leading the “This guy showed up last mals, including alpacas (below), have been evacuated effort to relocate and evacuate week [from Reno] with to Earl Warren Showgrounds during the Thomas Fire. all manner of animals disa truckload of hay and placed by the natural disaster. Along with horses, her shavings. Then two days later he shows up again, with a team, working in conjunction with Santa Barbara big horse trailer full of equipment, more hay, dog food, County Animal Services and the Santa Barbara cat food— food it was amazing!” Humane Society, has looked With no immediate end in after cows, donkeys, alpacas, sight for the fire, O’Connor and goats, sheep, geese, ducks, an her team plan to keep looking emu, and pigs. after the animals however needed “Our purpose is to profor as long as possible. vide services to our commuFunded primarily by donanity in times of emergency,” tions, they welcome contributions O’Connor said. “Fire, flood, through their Venmo account, whatever— we will help evacwhatever @SBEquine-EvacTeam. They also uate animals and shelter and welcome adult volunteers, especare for them when their owncially those with horse experience. ers can’t.” At the peak of the fire, the showgrounds Volunteers are encouraged to simply show up at Earl became home to more than 600 animals spread out Warren rather than call the hotline. They also politely in about 500 stalls. remind people they are not a zoo — they do not need “After the Painted Cave Fire, we realized somebody any looky-loos. — GK needs to be around to help horse owners because many people have no place to go and don’t know what More information about the Santa Barbara Equine to do with their animals,” O’Connor said. “We wanted Assistance & Evacuation Team can be found at sbequineevac.org or by calling its hotline at 892-4484. to make sure there was a safe haven.” GARETH KELLY PHOTOS

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A Safe Place for Pets ince the Thomas Fire showed up in Santa Barbara County on December 10 — jumping Highway 150 and landing in the farmlands and ranches north of Carpinteria— the Santa BarCarpinteria bara Humane Society has been in full swing, above and beyond its normal mission, to find homes for adoptable pets. Last week, on top of its typical population, the facility provided temporary shelter for nearly 769 evacuated animals — cats, dogs, chickens, pheasants, geese, tortoises, and hundreds of exotic birds, among other pets. Jeannie Vaughn was forced to evacuate from Montecito, and she took all her feathered friends with her.“I am so grateful to the Humane Society,” she said. “They worked with Animal Services and gave me this nice, big room for all my birds.” A beautiful military macaw named Princess (pictured) along with doves, canaries, and another macaw named Tangerine are making the best of their new home.

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rom Santa Barbara, the roughly five-hour drive to Lone Pine along Highway 395 beneath the Eastern Sierra Mountains is one of the most scenic in California. Looming Mount Whitney garners the majority of the region’s attention, and rightfully so. At 14,500 feet, it’s the tallest peak in the lower 48. But there’s more to this high-desert realm than just those majestic granite spires. At the base of Whitney lies the Alabama Hills, home to iconic movie locations of clustered granite boulders that have provided backdrops for Joe Kidd, Nevada Smith, Gladiator, and Django Unchained, among other feature films. For more info, grab a map from Lone Pine’s visitor center. Movie Road is a good place to start. Lone Pine is situated in the Owens Valley, where the Lower Owens River lay compromised for about a century, its waters diverted by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) around the turn of the 20th century. That all changed in 2009, when it was discovered that LADWP was pumping groundwater illegally at nearby Olancha; recently those waters have been diverted back to the Lower Owens, transforming it from an arroyo littered with cow dung to a renewed waterway with dense reeds and cottonwoods. Birdlife is prolific, and tule elk frequent the river. It’s also an amazing kayaking and stand-up paddling locale beneath the epic backdrops of Whitney, Mount Langley, and Mount Russell, three of the state’s 14,000-plus-foot peaks. As part of the recovery of the Lower Owens River, Owens Lake has also returned, thanks to the Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Project. After a century of dormancy, Owens Lake has been revived. For years it took on the semblance of a vast and glaring wasteland; now it’s a major migrant stop for shorebirds, songbirds, and waterfowl. The area also features four miles of easy hiking trails with overlooks where a keen eye can potentially spot the American pipit, red-necked ducks, Wilson’s phalarope, and western snowy plover, to name a few among any birder’s delight. So don’t forget a camera and binoculars. —Chuck Graham

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THE WINNING TEAM Bishop Diego Becomes State Champion

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he longest season began on August 25 with a 9-0 victory over the Desert Pines Jaguars, a Las Vegas football team that would go on to win a Nevada state high school championship. It continued with four consecutive road victories, at Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, St. Joseph in Santa Maria, and Santa Fe Christian in Solana Beach. Then the Bishop Diego Cardinals rolled through what would become Thomas Fire territory, defeating Carpinteria, Fillmore, Santa Paula, and Ojai’s Nordhoff High by scores of 56-0, 56-0, 65-0, and 52-0. Flying high after nine wins, the Cardinals came back to earth in their regularseason finale, losing to Grace Brethren of Simi Valley in overtime, 31-24. Realizing that every remaining game could be their last, the Cardinals obliterated the taste of defeat in the CIF playoffs, beginning with a 63-13 romp at Norte Vista. In what would be their only home game of the postseason at La Playa Stadium, they defeated San Marino, 59-21. Then they overpowered Saugus, 45-27, and won their very first Southern Section championship at Golden Valley in Santa Clarita, 37-6. Bishop Diego next ventured where no Santa Barbara high school had gone before—into the postseason bowl games started by the State CIF in 2006. The purpose was to match the best teams in various divisions from Southern California against the best from Northern California to determine true state champions. Although they earned the right to play their 3AA Division games at home, the Cardinals had to hit the road again because of the smoke from the Thomas Fire, which broke out the Monday after their win over Golden Valley. The journey down the charred coast to their games in Thousand Oaks brought to mind The Road, a postapocalyptic novel by Cormac McCarthy that depicts a noxious,

ashen landscape lit up by distant flames. William Rolland Stadium at Cal Lutheran University proved to be a safe and happy place for the Cardinals to play out their historic season. A 41-7 victory over Quartz Hill in the Southern Region bowl game brought them to the State Championship bowl last Saturday night, December 16. They were backed by some 1,000 fans, many of whom had left Santa Barbara after evacuating homes threatened by the fire. The Shasta Wolves, 3AA champions of the Northern Region, made a long trip from Redding to face Bishop Diego. The visitors dominated the first five minutes of the game. After forcing the Cardinals to go three-and-out on their first possession, Shasta took a 6-0 lead when receiver Kenyon Riley got a step behind the secondary and scored on a 60-yard pass play. There was no panic on the BISHOP STRONG: John Harris brandishes the trophy after Bishop Diego’s 41-6 victory in the state Bishop sideline. Such assurchampionship game. ances as “There’s plenty of football left to be played” were vocalized. The Cardinals made lots of big plays from then off the pass. Dylan Streett’s interception ended another threat by the Wolves when the score was 21-6. on, and they scored a resounding 41-6 victory. Cardinal quarterbacks Jake Engel and David Gladish “We knew we could bounce back,” said John Harris, who caught a 25-yard pass for Bishop’s first touch- foiled an aggressive Shasta rush with their scrambles. Engel down and added TD runs of 59 and 19 yards. “It’s threw TD passes to Harris, McKeegan, and Isaiah Veal. pretty surreal. Coming in as a freshman, never did Gladish threw a strike to Streett in the end zone. I think we’d win a state championship.” Speaking to a Redding TV reporter after the game, the Harris, a 62, 210-pound senior, completed a Wolves saluted their conquerors. Coach J.C. Hunsaker phenomenal season in which he rushed for 2,263 called them “a top-notch football program.” Quarterback yards, averaging 10.9 yards a carry, and scored 35 Ian Garcia said, “You gotta hand it to them; they were the touchdowns. He hurt his knee in the Grace Breth- better team; they proved that.” ren game, missed the Norte Vista blowout, and Wearing state championship caps after completing a carried only twice against San Marino, yet he came 15-1 season (the only loss a tie in regulation), the Cardinals within 21 yards of Santa Barbara County’s career stood alongside a dozen other divisional bowl winners, the record of 5,146 yards accumulated by Napoleon best out of more than 2,000 prep teams in California. n Kaufman, the Lompoc star who became a Heisman Trophy candidate at Washington and played for the Oakland Raiders. JOHN “He contributed in so many ways,” Bishop coach Tom Crawford said of Harris, who also played defensive end. “Such a strong, fine athlete.” The Cardinals were a team of many strong 12/22: College Women’s Basketball: San Diego parts, playing with a unity of purpose. Shasta runState at UCSB Starting two first-year players in the ning back Detrius Kelsall carried 240 pounds in a backcourt, the Gauchos have experienced growing pains. 63 frame, and no one man was going to stop him. Recently they took their lumps on the road “We did a marvelous job getting multiple guys to against a pair of top 20 teams, UCLA and the ballcarrier,” Crawford said. Among the run Oregon State, dropping their record stoppers were linebackers Evan McKeegan and to 1-8. San Diego State (6-4) has been up and down, winning at Ashton Borgeson. Zac Lopez was a force in the Arizona but losing to UC Irvine. middle of the line, while John Lindsey and Will 7pm. The Thunderdome, UCSB. Goodwin defended the edges. GOOD SPORTS: Bishop Diego defender Will Goodwin (80) and Detrius $5-$12. Call 893-UCSB (8272) or Kelsall, a powerhouse player for Shasta, show mutual respect after their Whenever a big play was needed, somebody visit ucsbgauchos.com. battle for the California crown. stepped up. Shasta tried to get back into the game with a fake-punt play, but Mark Vehslage picked

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top chefs such as Michael Hutchings, James Sly of Sly’s lunchtime, there are boatloads of seafood from in Carpinteria, and Mossin Sugich of the Yacht Club nearby waters for sale down at the Santa Barbara prepared their takes on fishes commonly found at the Harbor, from rockfish, sea bass, black cod, and market. A silent auction raised money for CFSB, and halibut to abalone, mussels, ridgeback shrimp, a variety Selkoe had individual fishermen speak about their of crab, and lobster, depending on the season. It’s been work to the interested crowd. Popular, informational that way since the early 1980s, when Gordon Cota and events like that are likely to be keys to her success. Ricky Gutierrez started the Santa Barbara Fisherman’s She’s trying to find ways to be active behind the Market after seeing a similar operation in the Pacific scenes as well, pushing on the City of Santa Barbara Northwest. to be more hospitable to its fishing fleet. The Ventura The market, which is run by the nonprofit ComHarbor, for instance, is working to establish aquaculmercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara (CFSB), still ture leases that it can sublease to mussel farmers, like serves as the most direct-to-consumer interface for the Bernard Friedman, who currently works in regulatory harbor’s commercial fleet, which today includes about limbo off of Hope Ranch. 250 vessels. Even though fishermen get a higher price “Santa Barbara is not doing that,” said Selkoe. “We risk losing people like Bernard to down there. We want than usual by selling direct—and yet the fresh fish is Santa Barbara to be promoting a diverse coastal econstill cheaper to consumers than anywhere else—only a fraction have ever participated in the market, as most omy. We don’t want to lose it all to tourism.” She thinks prefer to sell in bulk to bigger distributors. Vendors there is a lot of opportunity in this “blue economy” that Kim Selkoe Helping Commercial Fleet to steadily dwindled in recent years, and by this past the city is not exploiting, from sustainable fishing to spring, there were Saturdays when only two fisherOrganize, Advocate, and Attract Customers energy creation. There’s also talk of reviving the rigmen showed up. to-reef idea of turning old oil platforms, such as the BY MATT KETTMANN “Fishermen make a lot more money out on the decommissioned Platform Holly, into fishing grounds. water,” said Kim Selkoe, a marine scientist who now But now, with the initial Plains grant running out finds herself as one of the commercial fleet’s biggest lations,” she said. “They understand the advantages this year, Selkoe must focus on establishing a steady boosters, having become the CFSB’s first-ever exec- of branding local fish as sustainable. Revenues have funding stream to keep her work alive. She’s inquired utive director about two years ago. She’s worked to gone up.” whether Plains will kick in more but hasn’t heard revitalize the market by creating a vendor application Selkoe’s work with Santa Barbara fishermen started back. In the meantime, she’s raised enough money to process and raising money to build a fish filet station more than a decade ago, when she coordinated with keep her job alive through August and continues to that started slicing in June. And that’s just the tip of the Sea Center to create a guide to sustainable fish fundraise.“I am working on getting a new communitySelkoe’s iceberg: She’s helping fishermen navigate the in 2006. Six years later, that morphed into Commu- supported fishery program off the ground, and I hope confusing permit prothat will help provide a cess, advocating with revenue stream to keep my position going,” she both the city and state explained last week, for supportive legislation, and hosting public expressing hope that it events to raise seafood starts this summer. awareness. The Fisherman’s “It’s been great perMarket is now up to sonally for me to get that seven approved vendors, broad perspective,” said with room for quite a Selkoe, an adjunct profew more. Eventually, fessor at UCSB’s Bren Selkoe would like to see the market look more School and a senior like the Tuna Harbor fellow at the National FRESH FISH FOR ALL: Every Saturday morning, commercial fishermen such as Ron Ellis (center) and Stephanie Mutz (right) sell their Dockside Market in San Center for Ecological seafood down at the Santa Barbara Harbor, as the fleet has done since the early 1980s. Synthesis and Analysis Diego. There, a fisher(NCEAS) who built her career on conservation sci- nity Seafood, which attempted to apply the small farm man is allowed to sell up to two other’s catch (allowence, working to save coral reefs in Hawai‘i, among industry’s community supported agriculture, or CSA, ing them to keep fishing), a booth exists for first-time other projects. Though fishermen are often cast as anti- model to fresh fish. But it wasn’t economically viable. vendors to give sales a shot, and even prepared food regulation, Selkoe, a 42-year-old mother of two origiHer current role was created thanks to a post–Refu- options exist. For any of that to happen in Santa Barnally from Boston, has found Santa Barbara’s fleet to be gio Oil Spill grant from Plains All American Pipe- bara, though, there’ll be a obstacle course of permits very proactive on sustainability issues, employing best line to the S.B. Chamber of Commerce; the chamber to wade through. practices in gear, fighting for reduced urchin harvest- partnered with CFSB in fall 2015 to establish FishSB, “It’s still chugging along,” said Selkoe last week. “I ing, and supporting a new spiny lobster commission. designed to “create new seafood marketing initiatives am proud to say that all our vendors showed up last “There are very few issues when I feel that I cannot meant to improve local access to local seafood and Saturday and ran a regular market despite the smoke get 100 percent behind them as a marine scientist,” increase our port’s resilience to market fluctuations and low customer turnout. The market hasn’t missed said Selkoe. She agrees that many fishermen were and regulatory changes.” a Saturday since it started in the ’80s, as far as anyone vociferously anti-government in the late 1990s and As FishSB’s first director, Selkoe also took the reins can remember.” She hopes to keep it that way. early 2000s, when many of the state’s marine protected of CFSB, so marketing the market occupies much of areas were being created, but she believes they’ve come her time. In November, at the same time as game seven The Santa Barbara Fisherman’s Market is every Saturday, around, at least on the whole.“The folks who survived of the World Series, Selkoe attracted about 150 people 6-11 a.m., at the Santa Barbara Harbor (not Stearns Wharf!). all that are the ones who learned to work with regu- to the Maritime Museum for Taste of the Sea, in which See cfsb.info/sat.

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ries asking why the sign was taken down at Frankland’s Crab and Company, coming soon to Montecito Inn at 1295 Coast Village Road. I did some research and discovered that they decided to change the color of the sign, and it is in the process of being modified. I also learned that Frankland’s will open in late December or early January. Chef Phillip Frankland Lee is opening multiple restaurants at the Montecito Inn, including Monarch and Scratch Restaurant in the former home of Montecito Café. The Frankland’s menu focuses on fresh seafood, including ridgeback shrimp, snow crab claws, Maine lobster, white gulf prawns, wild-caught king crab legs, and freshly shucked fried oysters and clams. A variety of sandwiches, burgers, and fried side dishes are also available, in addition to fish and chips. Chef Lee opened his first Frankland’s last May at 16101 Ventura Boulevard, Encino. Visit franklandscrabandcompany.com. THE CRYSTAL BALL KNOWS ALL: During the Thomas

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EPITOME AND EPIPHANY John Ridland taught English at UCSB from 1961 to 2005, publishing several books of poetry and translation. He and his wife, Muriel Ridland, wrote And Say What He Is: The Life of a Special Child (MIT Press, 1975), about their son John, who passed away. Their daughter, Jenny, lives in England and son Michael in Southern California. I recently interviewed John Ridland about his latest book, Epitome and Epiphany. Epitome and Epiphany focuses on a time in your life that was both incredibly painful and yet full of joy — the six years you had with your special-needs son, John. Isn’t it difficult to revisit these events? Yes, it was difficult, but writing from outside of our individual points of view, which was what we had done in the earlier book, made for a further liberation from the sorrows. The joy in the writing sought to equal the “gay intensities of joy” in his life. Throughout both parts of the new book, the intensity of poetry lifted the personal difficulties of the subject matter aside. The “Epitome” section of the book makes use of not only prose memoir but also poetry, your wife Muriel’s journal entries, letters, doctors’ reports, and the recollections of caregivers. How did this multi-genre approach help you to tell Little John’s story more effectively? In And Say What He Is, whichever source made the sharpest, clearest evocation of any given moment was the one to choose. If the original words in those forms you mention were better than a narrative summary of them might be, they stayed. In the “Epitome,” the narrative summary by a third-person, impersonal voice takes over, though still incorporating some of the other voices, which were too good to lose. For example, the young girl helper’s recollections, and the reaction of the scrap-metal-dealer father of — David Starkey another helper.

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or the past quarter century, Spencer the Gardener’s unique brand of danceable, bubbly, surf-influenced, Latin-laced rock ’n’ roll has served as a soundtrack of sorts to the Santa Barbara experience for all ages. That arc flows from original, 1993 hits like “Ride the Pretty One” and “I’m Not Invincible” to the 2009 kids’ album Organic Gangster Gangster, whose “The Gobble Song” video blows up the internet every Thanksgiving. Last month, the band released a music video for its latest song, “Going to a Party,” so we talked to the downtownresiding frontman, Spencer Barnitz, about what led to this fun-loving flick.

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Is this song part of a new, forthcoming record? I have been working on a new record/collec- You’re also dancing in the video. How’d you get into tion of songs to put out as singles and eventu- that? I got into it myself a while ago, dancing ally turn into a full album—a strange concept cumbia in Mexico, which led me to salsa. these days, the album I mean! The template is Also, I think as you get older you need new sort of “surf cumbia” with lyrics in English—I things to come into your life, to shake it up have a deep, long love of cumbia—although a bit, instill some passion for a journey you we go into all kinds of other Latin rhythms as didn’t expect to take. well, and it’s very dance-oriented. Cougar Estrada, our drummer, lives in Why do you make Santa Barbara such a cenClaremont and was staying tral theme to your videos? here at my place during That S.B. is beautiful a string of shows we had. is something no one One day he said, “I have argues — walk around this idea,” and he played almost anywhere, and me that song, and I said, there is a postcard feel. I “I’ll be back in a minute.” I think the trick is to make went outside and quickly it a bit more vibrant, to use wrote very simplistic lyrics, the natural beauty to your and we put it together, and advantage. Like the lightit worked quickly. Then I ing in the Presidio and by Matt Kettmann rewrote some of the lyrics Casa de la Guerra — it’s and came up with sort of an hard to set up a shot that old-fashioned line that I really like, “I’m gonna can look that good anywhere. Also, it’s nice to lay my burden down,” and there it was. So it is show Santa Barbara as more than just a posta song cowritten by me and Cougar. card town, give it just a tiny bit of atmosphere if you can. It’s funny because Brad Nack, who How did the video concept arise? I wanted the shot the video, and I grew up together here video to be dance-oriented but in a different on the Mesa, and through all the changes, I sort of way—not just watching somebody feel like we made something slightly timeless. and thinking, “Wow, they’re good.” More along the lines of, “Hey, that looks fun,” and “I can maybe do that” —because you can, See facebook.com/spencerthegardener.

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uch as I crave time away from screens, the going is getting tougher. Only a couple of years back, I joined the revolution of obsessive TV watchers, giving into urgings of family, friends, and media pundits who insisted that television is a vastly improved and more artistically respectable domain in the postNetflix epoch. Duly noted, and duly inducted into the proverbial living room/screening room. Case in point: 18 blissful, head-scratching, dream-scaping hours lost in the world of David Lynch’s masterpiece Twin Peaks: The Return. Even so, nothing can compare with the experience of a film seen on a big screen in a darkened theater with members of one’s species (and the field is riper lately in Santa Barbara, with the impressively improved film rooms of The Hitchcock Cinema & Public House and the state-of-the-art new Riviera, under the control of the mighty Santa Barbara International Film Festival). What follows, then, is my dual 2017 Top 10 list, for small and large screens. —Josef Woodard

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Molly’s Game (140 mins., R) Jessica Chastain stars as the real-life Molly Bloom, who ran an underground poker empire, which originated in L.A.’s Viper Room, for celebrities, athletes, business magnates, and the Russian mob until she came under FBI investigation and was charged with running illegal high-stakes games. The film is based on Bloom’s memoir, Molly’s Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, HighStakes Underground Poker Game in the World. Aaron Sorkin directs and wrote the screenplay.

Ferdinand (107 mins., PG) This animated version of the classic children’s book The Story of Ferdinand features the voice of John Cena as a bull who prefers smelling flowers and nonviolent activities to lunging at matadors in arenas. Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale, and David Tennant also star.

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All the Money in the World (132 mins., R)

Director Ridley Scott’s crime thriller has already received a lot of press thanks to the recent sexual assault charges leveled at one of the film’s stars, Kevin Spacey, who played oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. A quick bit of recasting and reshooting resolved that problem, and now Christopher Plummer will be seen on celluloid as the elderly Getty (a role the award-winning octogenarian actor should have had all along, perhaps). The film focuses on the true story of the kidnapping of Getty’s grandson, John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer, no relation to the elder Plummer), whose mother, Gail (Michelle Williams), goes to extremes to get her son back after the senior J.P. says no to paying the ransom. Mark Wahlberg also stars.

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Call Me by Your Name (132 mins., R) This coming-of-age love story based on the 2007 book of the same name stars Armie Hammer as an American student who moves to Italy to assist a professor of archaeology, Mr. Perlman (Michael Stuhlbarg), and ends up falling for his son, Elio (Timothée Chalamet). The film has been nominated for eight Critics’ Choice Awards, six Independent Spirit Awards, and several Golden Globe Awards. Chalamet was also selected to receive a Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso award.

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Downsizing (135 mins., R) Director Alexander Payne’s latest celluloid offering is a social satire, in the vein of his 1999 film Election, that offers insight, global commentary, and prescient sarcasm delivered via a story about a couple who decide to “downsize” (i.e., get medically shrunk to five inches tall) to help alleviate humans’ impact on the earth. The excellent cast includes Matt Damon, Hong Chau, and Christoph Waltz. Camino Real/Fiesta 5 Father Figures (113 mins., R) Owen Wilson and Ed Helms star in this comedy about fraternal twin brothers who go on a search to discover who their biological father is after their mother (Glenn Close) reveals she had affairs with many men in the past and doesn’t know which of her paramours is their father. Fairview/Metro 4 The Greatest Showman (105 mins., PG)

Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum in this biopic musical that focuses on the legendary circus master and the lives of the people who form what eventually becomes the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, and Rebecca Ferguson also star.

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (119 mins., PG-13)

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan star in this comedy/action adventure in which teenagers find the long-lost peopleeating game Jumanji and get gobbled up. They can only return home when they complete the game, which in this iteration means returning a gem called

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Pitch Perfect 3 (93 mins., PG-13) In this final film in the Pitch Perfect trilogy, the Bellas reunite once again, this time for an overseas USO tour. Rivalries, revelations, and music abound in this farewell film. Stars include Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, and Anna Camp. Camino Real/Metro 4 The Shape of Water (123 mins., R) Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) wrote and directs this tale of a mute custodian, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), who befriends a captured sea creature, Amphibian Man (Doug Jones), who is being held at the high-security lab where Elisa works. Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer also star. The Hitchcock

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Lady Bird lives up to the hype. The solo directorial debut of Greta Gerwig, the film is a full, honest snapshot of the coming-of-age of Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) as she navigates her last year of high school. In a skillful depiction of the pain, beauty, strangeness, and humor of what it means to be a 17-year-old girl, Ronan’s performance is refreshingly nuanced as she gracefully walks the line between daring confidence and acute insecurity. The portrayal of the relationship between Lady Bird and her highly critical mother (Laurie Metcalf) will hit home for those with complicated parental relationships (okay, so everyone), and, along with the excellent acting performances and superlative screenwriting (also by Gerwig), firmly plants Gerwig — and Lady Bird — on the map as one of the good ones. I can’t wait to see what she does next. (EW) Paseo Nuevo (Moves to Fiesta 5 Mon., Dec. 25)

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In Mexico, 12-year-old Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez) has dreams of becoming a famous musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. His only issue is that music has been banned from the Rivera family for many generations. Despite the lack of support, Miguel sets off on an extraordinary adventure to the land of the dead, where he seeks to find his ancestors to bless his musical talent. Through its relatable characters, vivid and colorful scenery, and mariachi-influenced music, the film is a strong illustration of the traditional Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos and Mexican culture. It truly captures the purpose of this holiday, which is to celebrate and continue the memory of those who lived before us. Be prepared for never ending at the end. (KR)

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Darkest Hour (125 mins., PG-13) Gary Oldman has already garnered critical acclaim — including a Golden Globe Awards nomination for Best Actor and the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Maltin Modern Master Award — for his turn as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. This biopic focuses on his

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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 dark comedy/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) Paseo Nuevo (Ends Sun., Dec. 24)

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a&e | ROB BREZSNY’S FREE WILL ASTROLOGY WEEK OF DECEMBER 21 ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Your life in the first half of 2018 will be like a psychological boot camp that’s designed to beef up your emotional intelligence. Here’s another way to visualize your oncoming adventures: They will constitute a friendly nudge from the cosmos, pushing you to be energetic and ingenious in creating the kind of partnerships you want for the rest of your long life. As you go through your interesting tests and riddles, be on the lookout for glimpses of what your daily experience could be like in five years if you begin now to deepen your commitment to love and collaboration.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): You’ll soon have a chance to glide out into the frontier. I suggest you pack your bag of tricks. Bring gifts with you, too, just in case you must curry favor in the frontiers where the rules are a bit loose. How are your improvisational instincts? Be sure they’re in top shape. How willing are you to summon spontaneity and deal with unpredictability and try impromptu experiments? I hope you’re very willing. This may sound like a lot of work, but I swear it’ll be for a good cause. If you’re well prepared as you wander in the borderlands, you’ll score sweet secrets and magic cookies. Here’s more good news: Your explorations will position you well to take advantage of the opportunities that’ll become available throughout 2018.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): These days it’s not unusual to see male celebrities who shave their heads. Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, Seal, Tyrese Gibson, and Vin Diesel are among them. But in the 20th century, the bareheaded style was rare. One famous case was actor Yul Brynner. By age 30, he’d begun to go bald. In 1951, for his role as the King of Siam in the Broadway play The King and I, he decided to shave off all his hair. From then on, the naked-headed look became his trademark as he plied a successful acting career. So he capitalized on what many in his profession considered a Homework: Write a parable or fairy tale that captures what your life has been like in 2017. Freewillastrology.com

liability. He built his power and success by embracing an apparent disadvantage. I recommend you practice your own version of this strategy in 2018. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to begin.

important themes: A resource you have underestimated or neglected will be especially valuable — and may even redefine your understanding of what’s truly valuable.

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(June 21-July 22): In the Northern Hemisphere, where 88 percent of the world’s population resides, this is a quiescent time for the natural world. Less sunlight is available, and plants’ metabolism slows down as photosynthesis diminishes. Deciduous trees lose their leaves, and even many evergreens approach dormancy. And yet in the midst of this stasis, Cancerian, you are beginning to flourish. Gradually at first, but with increasing urgency, you’re embarking on an unprecedented phase of growth. I foresee that 2018 will be your Year of Blossoming.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In fairy tales, characters are often rewarded for their acts of kindness. They may be given magical objects that serve as protection, like cloaks of invisibility or shoes that enable them to flee trouble. Or the blessings they receive may be life enhancing, like enchanted cauldrons that provide a never-ending supply of delicious food or musical instruments that have the power to summon delightful playmates. I bring this up, Libra, because I suspect that a similar principle will be very active in your life during 2018. You’ll find it easier and more natural than usual to express kindness, empathy, and compassion. If you consistently capitalize on this predilection, life will readily provide you with the resources you need.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If you’ve had an unfulfilled curiosity about genealogy or your ancestors or the riddles of your past, 2018 will be a favorable time to investigate. Out-of-touch relatives will be easier to locate than usual. Lost heirlooms, too. You may be able to track down and make use of a neglected legacy. Even family secrets could leak into view — both the awkward and the charming kinds. If you think you have everything figured out about the people you grew up with and the history of where you came from, you’re in for surprises.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Most of us regard our ring fingers as the least important of our digits. What are they good for? Is there any activity for which they’re useful? But our ancestors had a stronger relationship with their fourth fingers. There was a folk belief that a special vein connected the fourth finger on the left hand directly to the heart. That’s why a tradition arose around the wedding ring being worn there. It may have also been a reason why pharmacists regarded their fourth fingers as having an aptitude for discerning useful blends of herbs. I bring this up, Virgo, because I think it’s an apt metaphor for one of 2018’s

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Like all of us, you go through mediocre phases when you’re not functioning at peak efficiency. But I suspect that in 2018 you will experience fewer of these blah times. We will see a lot of you at your best. Even more than usual, you’ll be an interesting catalyst who energizes and ripens collaborative projects. You’ll demonstrate why the sweet, bracing brightness needs the deep, dark depths, and vice versa. You’ll help allies open doors that they can’t open by themselves. The rest of us thank you in advance!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The blunt fact is that you can’t be delivered from the old demoralizing pattern that has repeated and repeated itself — until you forgive yourself completely. For that matter, you probably can’t move on to the next chapter of your life story until you compensate yourself for at least some of the unnecessary torment you’ve inflicted on yourself. Now here’s the good news: 2018 will be an excellent time to accomplish these healings.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In 2018, one of your primary missions will be to practice what you preach, to walk your talk, to be ambitious and masterful in all the ways a soulful human can and should be ambitious and masterful. Live up to your hype in the coming months, Capricorn! Do what you have promised! Stop postponing your dreams! Fulfill the noble expectations you have for yourself! Don’t be shy about using exclamation points to express your visions of what’s right and good and just!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Years ago, when I started my career as a horoscope writer, my editor counseled me, “Always give priority to the Big Three. Romance, money, and power are what people care about most.” After a few months, he was disgruntled to realize that I wrote about how to cultivate psychological health and nourish spiritual aspirations as much as his Big Three. He would have replaced me if he could have found another astrology writer whose spelling and grammar were as good as mine. But his edict traumatized me a bit. Even today, I worry that I don’t provide you with enough help concerning the Big Three. Fortunately, that’s not relevant now, since I can sincerely declare that 2018 will bring you chances to become more powerful by working hard on your psychological health … and to grow wealthier by cultivating your spiritual aspirations … and to generate more love by being wise and ethical in your quest for money and power.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): What binds you? What keeps you closed down and locked up? I urge you to ponder those questions, Pisces. Once you get useful answers, the next step will be to meditate on how you can undo the binds. Fantasize and brainstorm about the specific actions you can take to unlock and unclose yourself. This project will be excellent preparation for the opportunities that the coming months will make available to you. I’m happy to announce that 2018 will be your personal Year of Liberation.

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CENCAL HEALTH located in Santa Barbara, CA is growing and seeking qualified clinical professionals for the following: Pediatric Unit Program‑ Case Management Nurse Coordinators 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 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.


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GEVIRTZ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Serves as the chief administrative and operations officer for the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE). Coordinates and oversees the GGSE senior management team consisting of the Assistant Dean, Director of IT, Finance & Administration Manager, and Student & Academic Affairs Manager. Reqs: Strong supervisory and management leadership experience and excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience indicating ability to work independently and collaboratively, solve problems, exercise sound judgment and organize varied responsibilities. Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll. Demonstrated ability to lead short‑term and long‑term planning efforts. Excellent skills to work collaboratively, act persuasively and maintain confidentiality in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques. Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others and to develop and maintain high standards of customer service. Requires a thorough knowledge of University policies and procedures as well as excellent project management skills. Very strong ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution. Previous work experience in a college or university setting required. Bachelor’s degree required. Note: Fingerprint background check required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience starting at $104,000/ 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 1/7/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170585

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administrative operations. Analyzes, interprets, and monitors information about agency budgetary, personnel, and operating policies and procedures and participates in short‑ and long‑term strategic planning. Acts as liaison on operational matters with other campus departments and vendors. Is responsible for the general oversight of the administrative staff and operations and provides analytical management and support for budget, personnel, space, and programmatic matters. Reqs: Must have five years of executive experience in an administrative university or college setting. Advanced experience with Excel and financial and personnel online systems. Advanced professional experience working with payroll, personnel, budget analysis, administration, and supervision. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Demonstrated strong communication skills and ability to work with frequent interruptions while paying close attention to detail. Ability to be flexible while working under constantly changing priorities. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment while overseeing complex projects. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. Mandated reporter for requirements of child abuse. $57,718‑$70,000/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. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170539

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ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Looking for a candidate with a business or retail management background for the position of Business Services Specialist. Manages the centralized ticketing system for the campus. Responsible for cross training in Associated Students Business Services to provide support in the absence of the regular career staff member in each area. Business Services include our Food Bank, Bike Shop, Recycling and Print Shop. Candidate must understand and be able to train students on the fundamentals of excellent customer service, have a good understanding of cash handling and cash equivalents, inventory control and have the ability to learn computerized ticketing system (AXS/ Veritix). Good communication skills required both orally and in writing. 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. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170494

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Residential and Community Living Lead Staff team responsible for a comprehensive living learning program for the 10,000+ residents in Housing. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in effective administrative and managerial experience in residence halls or university apartments, including staff supervision and training, counseling, advising and programming of diverse college students. Working knowledge of Microsoft software on PC. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Twelve month, live‑in, contract position starting early August, with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of three additional terms. The position will require night and weekend hours as needed. $3,976‑$4,250/mo. Furnished apartment included. 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 1/17/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170581

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DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Provides essential analytical support that is critical to the successful operation of a complex fundraising program which raises $100M+ annually. Supports the short and long term strategic planning for development communications, digital fundraising, and executive development. Prepares materials and reports that analyze activities, progress, and goals. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent of four (4) years of related professional experience. Ability to translate complex concepts into clear and compelling lay language is required. Eager to work within a cohesive team environment. Skilled at combining a strong sense of discretion and mature judgment with superb organizational ability and emotional intelligence. A talented writer/editor who can pivot effectively between different projects, voices, and channels without losing track of accuracy; and should be as comfortable filling a blank page as editing someone else’s draft. Exceptional writing, grammar, composition and proof‑reading skills. Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills that foster positive relations with diverse populations. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of work. High level of initiative, creativity, and professional

energy. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. May be called upon to work occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement, or campus‑wide events. $22.85‑$26.34/ 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. Apply by 1/4/18. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170584

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SOUTH HALL ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT CENTER Responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of the graduate program and advising in the Department of English. The student population includes approximately 115 graduate students and services 480 courses annually. Reqs: Work history demonstrating an administrative background. Strong analytical, communication, and professional writing skills. Ability to work in both independent and team settings. Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs. Able to exercise professional judgement, maintain confidentiality, and possess creative problem‑solving skills. Able to interpret policies and regulations. Possess organizational skills, initiative, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize workload and competing demands. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $20.78‑$24.91/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 #20170566

HEALTH EQUITY ADVOCATE

DEAN OF STUDENTS Coordinates a division wide health equity workgroup to facilitate the development of an assessment of existing resources and plan new initiatives improve health equity for underserved UCSB students, with special attention to queer, trans, and intersex students. This involves making program and policy recommendations along with individual advocacy for trans students navigating UC health systems. This position will develop an ongoing framework to maintain

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EMPLOYMENT and continuously improve health equity among all UCSB students. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as Feminist or Gender Studies, Sociology with an emphasis in Gender and Sexuality studies, or a degree in Health or Medicine with an emphasis in Gender and Sexuality studies, or equivalent knowledge or experience. Experience working with, and knowledge of underrepresented and underserved communities, including challenges that underserved communities may face with regard to health and health equity, specifically queer, transgender, and intersex individuals. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. May require occasional evening and weekends. This is a one‑year career appointment, continuation is contingent on funding. $22.85‑$26.00/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 1/3/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170586

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robust academic support, educational and social programs for residents, while creating and maintaining a high level of safety, security and well‑being for all residents. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or equivalent working experience in Residential Life, Housing or Student Affairs. Candidates should have demonstrated effective administrative and managerial experience in residence halls, including staff supervision and training, counseling, advising and programming of diverse college students. Working knowledge of Microsoft software on PC. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Twelve month, live‑in, contract position starting early August, with the possibility of reappointment for a maximum of three additional terms. This position will require night and weekend hours as needed. $3,976.25‑$4,250/mo. Furnished apartment and meal plan included. 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 1/17/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170580

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RESIDENTIAL & COMMUNITY LIVING Responsible for the direct supervision, training and evaluation of 1 to 3 Assistant Resident Directors, and up to 50 student staff (including Resident Assistants, Multicultural Advisors, Hall Council members, & Desk Attendants). Serves as a member of the Residential and Community Living Lead Staff team responsible for a comprehensive living learning program for the 10,000+ residents in Housing. Provide leadership in the development of a robust academic support, educational and social programs for residents, while creating and maintaining a high level of safety, security and well‑being for all residents. Reqs: Candidates should have demonstrated effective administrative and managerial experience in residence halls, including staff supervision and training, counseling, advising and programming of diverse college students. Working knowledge of Microsoft software on PC. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or equivalent working experience in Residential Life, Housing or Student Affairs. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. This is a contract position starting January 15, 2018 and ending July 31, 2018, with possibility of renewal up to three additional terms. This position will require night and weekend hours as needed. $3,976.25‑$4,250/mo. Furnished apartment and meal plan included. 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 1/2/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170579

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RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS Performs a variety of skilled tasks in connection with the installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC systems and related equipment for the University owned Residence Halls, Apartments, Dining Commons and related buildings to accomplish the operational needs of the department. Promotes Customer service programs in the custodial services unit to residence/clients. Assists with the development and maintenance of a work environment that is conducive to meeting the mission of the organization. Reqs: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 4 years journeyman experience as a trades craftsman in the area of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), boiler systems, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Skills to use and maintain tools and equipment in a safe and secure manner. Works effectively in a team environment. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. EPA Technicians certification or ability to obtain EPA Certificate within 6 months of hire. Respond to emergency calls after duty hours. May be required to carry an after‑hours duty phone and/or change work shifts to meet the operational needs of the department. Maintain a CA driver’s license. $34.38/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 1/3/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170587

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FRESH SEASONS SA DE CV at 36 West Gutierrez Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mark J. Vestal (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Mark J. Vestal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0003336. Published: Dec 14, 21, 28 2017. Jan 4 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA COSTUME RENTALS at 1221 State St Suite 12 #90737 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Elizabeth Laurie 817 E. Anapamu St. Apt 2 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Elizabeth Laurie This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0003151. Published: Dec 14, 21, 28 2017. Jan 4 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VITA LEADERSHIP at 253 Coleman Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; SNW Investment Group (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 14, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003151. Published: Dec 14, 21, 28 2017. Jan 4 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE FIX‑ALL‑ LOGIST at 2839 Miradero Dr. Apt #A Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Frederic San Giorgi (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: 2017‑0003238. Published: Dec 14, 21, 28 2017. Jan 4 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ZEN SANGHA at 2905 Spring Canyon Rd Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Carol Lee Abrahamson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 05, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2017‑0003303. Published: Dec 14, 21, 28 2017. Jan 4 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUPERIOR SENIOR HOME CARE at 320 E. Walnut Ave Lompoc, CA 93436; Iaatk Inc 1220 Onstott Road lompoc, CA 93436 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2017‑0003352. Published: Dec 14, 21, 28 2017. Jan 4 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PRIMA PROPERTIES at 874 Santa Marguerita Dr Goleta, CA 93117; Catherine Oliverio (same address) Paul Oliverio (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Paul Olivero This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0003313. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NATURAL NAILS at 651 State St (Paseo Nuevo Mall, #322) Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Artistic Nails & Spa Corporation 322 Paseo Nuevo Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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: 2017‑0003346. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHILD OFFENDER SEARCH, CHILD SAFETY MONITORING, FAMILY PROTECTION TOOLS, FAMILY SECURITY TOOLS, KIDS PROTECTION NOTICE, NEIGHBORHOOD OFFENDER MAP, NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY RESULTS, ONLINE PREDATOR SEARCH, REGISTERED OFFENDER MONITORING, SEARCH OFFENDERS NAMES, SEXUAL OFFENDER ALERT, ZIP CODE ALERT, CHILD PREDATOR NOTIFICATION, CHILD SAFETY NOTICE, FAMILY SAFETY SEARCH, KIDS OFFENDER MAPS, MONITOR CHILD PREDATORS, NEIGHBORHOOD PREDATOR SEARCH, ONLINE FAMILY SAFETY TOOLS, ONLINE SEX OFFENDER MONITORING, REGISTERED OFFENDER PROTECTION, SEARCH REGISTERED OFFENDERS, SEXUAL PREDATOR LIST, CHILD PREDATOR SEARCH, FAMILY PROTECTION SERVICES, FAMILY SAFETY SERVICES, KIDS PREDATOR ALERT, MONITOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY NOTICE, ONLINE OFFENDER ALERT, PREDATOR ALERTS, SEARCH OFFENDER NAMES, SEARCH SEXUAL PREDATORS NAMES, SEXUAL PREDATOR SEARCH at 3905 State Street Suite 7228 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003285. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DJ OGGIE EVENTS ENTERTAINMENT at 22 1/2 N. Soledad Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Octavio Rangel (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 29, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003269. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: YOZOY at 3458 Richland Dr Apt #2 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jose M Rangel (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 29, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0003267. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROSE CAFE at 424 E. Haley St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; George A Guevara 4761 Avalon Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 14, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2017‑0003380. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KRABLIN ENTERPRISES at 227 Penny Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108; John Krablin (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 15, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0003400. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:KNITCHATS, XPRTCHAT at 1534 Veronica Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Josephine V Flores (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 15, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003398. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THUNDER MOON COLLECTIVE at 1108 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Nina Brito 123 Arboleda Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 15, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jaysinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0003392. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SANTA BARBARA at 17 W. Haley St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; S.B. Hotel Partners LLC 115 W. Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: David A. Brown 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003227. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DUBLIN’S SPORTS GRILL at 910 B Embarcadero Del Norte Goleta, CA 93117; Ricardo Fundament 6 Harbor Way #102 Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 18, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0003403. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BOLSHOI FAMILY WINES at 405 5th St. #21 Solvang, CA 93463; Bolshol Family Wines, 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 29, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003261. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LIQUID SWORDS, WHITCRAFT WINERY at 36 S Calle Cesar Chavez Suite A Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Drake Makes Wine, 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 29, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003262. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: MEDCAP ASSET FINANCE at 333 Hot Springs Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93108; John G McManigal (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0003289. Published: Dec 7, 14, 21, 28 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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EIDER at 1485 East Valley Road. #8 Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Carabetta & Sanders, LLC 2020 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste 223 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 29, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003272. Published: Dec 7, 14, 21, 28 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: PRICE INDUSTRIES at 912 Bellflower Ln Lompoc, CA 93436; Kavin Deandre Price (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Kavin Price 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: 2017‑0003050. Published: Dec 7, 14, 21, 28 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: 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: 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: 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: LGE EXCAVATING at 3950 Via Real #159 Carpinteria, CA 93013; Lance Gregory Edmondson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Lance Edmondson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 22, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003215. Published: Dec 7, 14, 21, 28 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GREEN HEART at 3827 Sterett Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Andrew Lewis Hale (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 18, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑ Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0003408. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHOOTING STARS, SHOOTING STARS IN S.B., SHOOTING STARS VIDEO at 3579 Modoc Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Marian A Azdril (same address) Radu Paul Azdril (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 18, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑ Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0003406. Published: Dec 21, 28 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROSARITO FRESH MEXICAN GRILL at 966‑A Embarcadero Del Mar Goleta, CA 93117; Rosarito Fresh Mexican Grill, 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 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2017‑0003253. Published: Dec 7, 14, 21, 28 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA SCREEN AND SHADE at 2930 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; WITWIN, 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 22, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2017‑0003222. Published: Dec 14, 21, 28 2017. Jan 4 2018.

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.

SUMMONS SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): TARILA TERRANA, an individual, dba TERRANA CLEANING SERVICES; EDWARD WALLS, an individual; PEGGY WALLS, an individual; JENNIFER SORKIN, an individual; AND DOES 1 through 100, inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) HDI GLOBAL INSURANCE COMPANY formerly known as HDI GERLING AMERICA INSURANCE COMPANY, an ILLINOIS CORPORATION 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

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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:17CIV03005 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SAN MATEO SUPERIOR COURT, 400 County Center Redwood City, CA 94061. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Law Office of Dean P. Sperling 114 Pacifica Suite 250 Irvine, CA 92618 (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: San Mateo Superior Court (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): 114 Pacifica Suite 250 Irvine CA 92618. DATE: Jul 06, 2017. By Jordan Maxwell, Deputy Published Dec 14, 21, 28. Jan 4 2017.

TRUSTEE NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF VENTURA. NOTICE OF HEARING BY PUBLICATION WELFARE & INSTITUTIONS CODE §366.26 J 068920 & 068921 HEARING DATE: 01/18/2018 TIME: 08:30 AM COURTROOM: J1 In the matter of the Petition of the County of Ventura Human Services Agency regarding freedom from parental custody and control on behalf of Samuel Buenaventura & Isaiah Cano, a child. To: Leanna Cano, Juan Buenaventura, & Isaac Cano Sr., and to all persons claiming to be the parents of the above‑named person who is described as follows: name Samuel Buenaventura & Isaac Cano, Date of Birth: 07/09/2003 & 11/06/2006, Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, CA, Father’s name: Juan Buenaventura, & Isaac Cano Sr., Mother’s name: Leanna Cano. Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 366.26, a hearing has been scheduled for your child. You are hereby notified that you may appear on 01/18/2018, at 8:30 a.m., or as soon as counsel can be heard in Courtroom J1 of this Court at Juvenile Justice Center 4353 Vineyard Ave. Oxnard, CA 93036. YOU ARE FURTHER ADVISED as follows: At the hearing the Court must choose and implement one of the following permanent plans for the child: adoption, guardianship, or long term foster care. Parental rights may be terminated at this hearing. On 01/18/2018, the Human Services Agency will recommend termination of parental rights. The child may be ordered placed in long term foster care, subject to the regular review of the Juvenile Court; or, a legal guardian may be appointed for the child and letters of guardianship be issued; or, adoption may be identified as the permanent placement goal and the Court may order that efforts be made to locate an appropriate adoptive family for the child for a period not to exceed 180 days and set the matter for further review; or, parental rights may be terminated. You are entitled to be present at the hearing with your attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, you are entitled to have the Court appoint counsel for you. A thirty‑day continuance may be granted if necessary for counsel to prepare the case. At all termination proceedings, the Court shall consider the wishes of the child and shall act in the best interest of the child. Any order of the Court permanently terminating parental rights under this section shall be conclusive and binding upon the minor person, upon the parent or parents, and upon all other persons who have been served with citation by publication or otherwise. After making such an order, the Court shall have no power to set aside, change, or modify it, but this shall not be construed to limit the rights to appeal the order. If the Court, by order or judgment, declares the child free from the custody and control of both parents, or one parent if the other no longer has custody and control, the Court shall, at the same time, order the child referred to the licensed County adoption agency for adoptive placement by that agency. The rights and procedures described above are set forth in detail in the California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 366.26. You are referred to that section for further particulars. Michael J. Planet, Executive Officer and Clerk, County of Ventura, State of California. Dated: 11/20/2017 by: Tiffany Curtis Deputy Clerk, Children and Family Services Social Worker. 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/17 CNS‑3073855#

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