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No one could have reported on or photographed the Santa Barbara Zoo’s Amur leopards, the subjects of this week’s cover story, with more empathy than Michelle Drown and Caitlin Fitch, even though, between them, they have five dogs living in their respective domiciles. “There’s so much to the leopards’ story,” Senior Editor Drown said, “and it’s our little zoo that has a breeding pair of animals that are nearly extinct.” For her part, Fitch, an art director for the Indy, Indy fought a sinus condition brought on by smoke from the Thomas Fire to stay in town and photograph the leopard pair for the story. “I always jump at the chance to shoot behind the scenes there,” she said. “I love our zoo.”

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As of press time Wednesday morning, the monthold Thomas Fire had consumed 281,893 acres and burned 1,063 structures and was 92 percent contained. Just a little more than 450 firefighters — down from a maximum of 8,100 — remain on the line. The cause remains under investigation. On 1/2, helicopters continued making water drops in the Hartman Ranch and Rose Valley areas near Ojai, and, weather permitting, will hit the Bear Heaven area in the coming days, where steep and rocky terrain makes direct attack impossible. The Sage Hill Campground in the Los Padres National Forest is temporarily closed while fire crews use the area as a base camp. Motorists should use caution along East Camino Cielo between Highway 154 and Painted Cave Road, where suppression teams remain active.

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Living the Dream ASH BE GONE: Crews spent much of Christmas break cleaning up after the Thomas Fire.

Santa Barbara County residents—and newly minted American citizens—María del Rosario Aguayo and Juan Aguilera (center, in blue jacket and white shirt) pose on December 21 with their family at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where they were two of more than 8,000 people from 120 countries sworn in during the final naturalization ceremony of 2017. The couple attended citizenship classes for two years before taking and passing the civics test on November 13. They’ve lived and worked in Goleta for more than 25 years. —Melinda Burns and Paul Wellman

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Christmas Came Early by Keith Hamm n Santa Barbara conservation circles, Christmas 2017 was a big one. On December 21, escrow closed on a historic land deal as The Nature Conservancy (TNC)—the largest environmental nonprofit in the western hemisphere—purchased the 24,364acre Bixby Ranch for $165 million from The Baupost Group, a Boston-based investment firm that had owned the property since 2007. A private donation from Jack and Laura Dangermond enabled TNC to acquire the property, also called the Cojo Jalama Ranches. The Dangermonds cofounded Esri, a pioneering company in mapping and spatial-analysis technology; Jack Dangermond serves as its president. “Jack and Laura are just amazing people,” said Michael Bell, TNC’s Oceans program director in California. “They’re true environmentalists and conservationists at heart. They realized the cultural and ecological importance of this place [and are] huge believers in protecting our natural world and the best remaining natural areas we have.” “This is an incredibly rare, ecologically important place with eight miles of coast and centuries-old coastal oak woodlands,”

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The Nature Conservancy Buys Bixby Ranch in Historic Land Protection Deal Jack Dangermond said in a statement.“This deserves to be preserved and managed by an organization like The Nature Conservancy.” Bell said, “The vision … is to first and foremost preserve these last-of-theirkind resources,” including sensitive Chumash sites and rich ecologies filled with unique geology, cliNATURE PRESERVED: The 24,364-acre Cojo Jalama Ranches, also known as the mate, and rare plants and Bixby Ranch, will now be called the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve. animals. The property has also been home to a workThe grander plan, according to Bell, is to ing cattle ranch for more than a century. “It’s status quo out there,” he added. “It’s a private partner with UC Santa Barbara to create a world-class research facility and environmencattle ranch closed to the public. “The first thing we’re doing is [launching] tal education programing. On December 22, an 18-month planning phase to see how a UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang announced nature preserve would work [on the prop- that the Dangermonds had donated $1 milerty],” Bell said. “It’s a conservation puzzle, lion to establish the Jack and Laura Danwith an intersection of interests,” from germond Endowed Chair in Conservation resource protection to public access. The Studies to “enhance UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Defense also owns a debris reputation for research and teaching in the easement across a portion of the property, in environmental and earth sciences, environthe event of a failed rocket launch at Vanden- mental sustainability and technological innovation,” according to a statement.“This needs berg Air Force Base.

After an extensive cleanup in the ashy wake of the Thomas Fire, Santa Barbara Unified School District reopened classroom doors 1/2 across its 20 campuses. The cleanup is estimated at $260,000 districtwide; costs not recovered through federal disaster reimbursement and insurance will come out of the general fund. “I am incredibly proud of our school community for their support of those affected by the Thomas Fire as well as their positive spirit in spite of canceled holiday performances and athletic events,” Superintendent Cary Matsuoka said in a statement. “This holiday season has been anything but typical in the wake of the fire. I am particularly appreciative of our maintenance [and] custodial [staff] and groundskeepers who have remained vigilant in preparing our campuses for the return of students.”

ENVIRONMENT The new supervisor of Los Padres National Forest starts work on 1/22. Kevin Elliott replaces Bob Baird, who was promoted last May into the agency’s upper ranks of fire and aviation management. Elliott has been with the Forest Service for nearly four decades and arrives from Sequoia National Forest, where he served as supervisor beginning in 2011. A native of Lockport, Illinois, Elliott has worked in national forests in Utah, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, and served in the agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, where he specialized in legislative affairs.

POLITICS On the second day of the New Year, Susan Epstein, a 13-year member of the Goleta Union School District board of trustees, launched her cam-

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to be a partnership with local groups to help develop research and education,” Bell added. TNC also had early talks with The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County regarding possible management scenarios, according to Chet Work, the Land Trust’s executive director. “I’m sure those conversations will start up again, and we’re excited about it,” Work said, adding that in the greater scheme of things, “This [Bixby purchase] is a huge deal, and it fits great into the bigger picture of what’s already been accomplished in the county.” About six weeks before selling to TNC, Baupost found itself in the public spotlight as it agreed to restore large swaths of the property and donate 35 acres near Jalama Beach Park to Santa Barbara County in a settlement with the California Coastal Commission. In 2010, the Gaviota Coast Conservancy (GCC) tipped off the Coastal Commission to numerous land-use violations on the property, including disturbances of Chumash sites and endangered species habitat, and three dozen unpermitted wells and miles of newly graded dirt roads.

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paign to run for 2nd District Supervisor of Santa Barbara County, which spans the Goleta Valley and includes parts of the City of Santa Barbara. Surrounded by about 20 supporters at the county elections office, Epstein, a Democrat, expressed enthusiasm and confidence. “My plan is to win in June,” she said. Should a supervisorial candidate win more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary election, he or she wins the seat. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters face off in November. Epstein said she is running because she is “very concerned about the challenges the county faces,” including creating fiscal stability, preserving coastlines, and preparing for natural disasters, like drought and wildfires.

LAW AND DISORDER In the eight months that the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office has equipped all its deputies with naloxone, the Isla Vista Foot Patrol has administered the life-saving drug as many as eight times, according to the department. The most recent case occurred on Christmas just before 11 p.m. The drug immediately reverses the effects of opioids and has become more common among law enforcement personnel throughout the country as America battles the opioid epidemic. The Christmas incident was the second time in 24 hours that the Foot Patrol administered naloxone on an Isla Vista resident. Deputies in both cases arrived at the scene before paramedics. An Isla Vista man pleaded not guilty during an arraignment on 12/20 to charges of sexual assault in a case that only came to light after staffers at the Daily Nexus, UCSB’s student-run newspaper, dug into a “timely warning” sent out by UCSB on 12/19. According to Sergeant Rob Romero of the UCSB Police Department, a woman asserted Patrick Galoustian had assaulted her sexually on 12/17 or 12/18. Galoustian, the owner of iV Menus, according to the Nexus, was arrested on the 18th

“The Coastal Commission finally gained the cooperation of Baupost and after six years of investigation and negotiations reached a settlement,” GCC Director Phil McKenna said. “Baupost’s actions were extraordinary and showed ignorance and/ or contempt for development regulations and community sentiment.” Clearing those violations helped smooth negotiations between Baupost and TNC, Bell said, adding that he first met with Baupost in April 2016. The Dangermonds, who had expressed interest in the property at least as far back as 2006, circled back about a year ago when they learned that TNC had met with Baupost. The investment firm had bought the property from the Bixby family in 2007 for $135 million. Bell said the Dangermonds were initially uncertain if they should reveal their identities with the $165 million donation, the biggest philanthropic gift in TNC’s 65-year history. But by doing so, Bell said, “They hope to inspire other people with the means to support the protection of the natural world. That was part of their decision to go public.” The property is now the Jack and Laura n Dangermond Preserve. and charged with sexual assault of a drugged victim, kidnap, and oral copulation at his residence/ business at 910 Embarcadero del Norte, a property that is owned by UCSB. Evidence and witness statements are still being collected, said Romero, and Galoustian is in County Jail on $1 million bail.

MEDIA A page 3 story on shopping and the Thomas Fire ran in the Santa Barbara News-Press on Christmas Day with the byline “Paul Gayzalez, News-Press Faggoat.” The paper reacted to the “offensive slur” two days later in an “Editor’s note” that stated an employee had changed the byline. The paper apologized to readers and wrote, “We do not tolerate any form of harassment in the workplace.” According to news director Don Katich, “The person involved is no longer an employee at the News-Press.” Paul Gonzalez, a staff writer for the paper, responded that the person “offered me a personal apology which I have accepted.” Pacific Pride Foundation is circulating a letter of protest to the News-Press that acknowledges the note and states: “The News-Press leadership might not condone this language, but the reality is that at least one person in the newsroom thought this was acceptable. It is not.”

PEOPLE Sue Grafton, the prolific and successful author of the “alphabet” mysteries, died on 12/28, her daughter Jamie Clark stated at Grafton’s website. Grafton had battled cancer for two years, but the Santa Barbara resident’s death was “unexpected and fast.” Grafton unveiled her invention in 1982 in A Is for Alibi, set in the fictional town of Santa Teresa, which is often a carbon-copy Santa Barbara. Her earthy and tough detective Kinsey Millhone had 25 adventures, through Y Is for Yesterday, which was released in 2017. “[O]ut of the deep abiding love and respect for our dear sweet Sue, as far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y,” Clark wrote. Grafton was n 77 at the time of her death.


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by Kit Stolz he Thomas Fire, which has devastated more than 280,000 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and destroyed hundreds of homes since it sparked to life on December 4, turns out to have been born a two-headed monster. Wildfire first broke out in the Santa Paula Canyon area during high winds, not far from Thomas Aquinas College, at 6:26 p.m. Monday evening, according to the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD). The cause of that fire is under investigation by Cal Fire, the VCFD, and other authorities. Also under investigation is a second fire that broke out in Upper Ojai, about four miles away, at the top of Koenigstein Road, about half an hour later on that fateful night. Cal Fire spokesperson Steve Kaufmann confirmed that the Thomas Fire had two origins but could not provide additional details. Residents on Koenigstein Road believe a transformer near a home at the top of the roadway exploded around 7 p.m. “You couldn’t start a [second] fire at a worse spot,” John McNeil, a division chief with VCFD, said at a community meeting in Upper Ojai in mid-December. The second fire—which has not been widely reported—is also being investigated by Southern California Edison, according to the homeowners on whose property it began. Homeowner Tiarzha Taylor had arrived at her house with her three children just before 7 p.m. “We heard a huge explosion about 30 or 50 feet outside of our window,” she said. “We turned and looked and saw sparks falling to the ground and our yard catching on fire. ‘Okay!’ I thought. That’s a lot closer than the fire at Thomas Aquinas. I ran to get the kids out of there and called 9-1-1.” Taylor’s children said they heard an electrical buzzing sound outside that made them look out the window. “I heard this buzzing ‘zzzzzz’ sound, kind of like what you might hear in a movie about a mad scientist,” said Cole Everett, age 12.“The sound was dragged out and pretty loud. Then I saw a huge flash of light at the pole, and heard a boom, and saw a sprinkling of sparks falling to the ground.” The buzzing sound was also heard by another Koenigstein Road resident, Darren Hawkins, who lost his home in the blaze. The explosive growth of the fire at the top of Koenigstein forced nine Ventura County fire trucks to leave the scene within two hours, as winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour rushed through the steep hills. As the first fire surrounded Thomas Aquinas College and jumped Highway 150, racing toward Ventura, the second fire in the hills above roared west toward the small settlement of Upper Ojai, home to a few hundred people nestled in a bucolic valley above the Ojai Valley. Dozens of people lost homes and structures in Upper Ojai, an estimated 10 percent of the total housing stock.

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PLACING BLAME: A lawsuit was just filed alleging an exploding Edison transformer helped start the Thomas Fire. Attorney Alexander “Trey” Robertson filed a class-action lawsuit in Ventura Superior Court on December 15, on behalf of a number of residents in Santa Paula and Ventura who lost homes. He said he plans to file another lawsuit this week on behalf of residents who lost residences due to what he is calling “the Koenigstein Fire.” The suit was filed against Southern California Edison, for alleged negligence in maintaining its power lines, and against the City of Ventura and the Casitas Municipal Water District, for reportedly not ensuring that water would be available to firefighters and homeowners in Ventura and surrounding areas during the blaze. More specifically, the complaint claims that Edison crews working in the hills above the Ventura Ranch KOA campground in Santa Paula accidentally started the first fire. “[C]onstruction activities caused the ignition of dry vegetation at this construction site, which set off this massive wildfire,” the court filing reads. Edison has declined to comment. Robertson also argued that hydrants operated by the City of Ventura didn’t work properly because of the power outages. The Los Angeles Times reported that the blackouts left some water-pumping stations and their backup systems inoperable. Elevated areas, such as canyons and hilly neighborn hoods, were most affected.

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United Way Taking Over Key Santa Barbara Homeless Services t’s a new year and a new life for Gigi Schneider, one of six people chosen in 2017 to move into El Carrillo, the only apartment complex in Santa Barbara exclusively serving a formerly homeless clientele. Schneider turned 39 on Christmas Day at the Spanish-style building near the fire station on Carrillo Street, her first real home in four years. She became homeless after a divorce, she said, when, unable to pay rent with a part-time job, she started bouncing between homeless ONE OF THE LUCKY FEW: Gigi Schneider, who is blind, recently moved in shelters, her mom’s apart- to El Carrillo, an apartment complex in Santa Barbara serving 61 formerly ment, and the street, sleeping homeless tenants. There were only six vacancies in 2017. in cars to stay warm. Schneider, who has been blind in one eye No new vouchers will be issued in 2018 since early adulthood, said she lost the sight because of federal cuts in the program, he in her second eye during her years on the said. “State and federal funding alone can’t street as “the light started closing more and more.” So it was a gift, she said, when she make a dent in homelessness,” Fredericks was recently able to move from the Salva- said.“We’re living in an age where everything tion Army’s Hospitality House into a cozy is being put back on local communities.” third-floor studio at El Carrillo, one of 61 Now, under the direction of United Way, apartments there. a national nonprofit organization, a new “Merry Christmas to me!” Schneider said initiative called Home for Good is underover the holidays, seated on a neatly made way in Santa Barbara County. A major goal, bed with colorful pillows. “I got a home; organizers said, is to speed up the placethat’s my present. It’s been a long struggle.” ment of the chronically homeless in perSchneider is one of only 123 homeless manent housing, complete with on-site people in Santa Barbara County who were mental-health services and a live-in propplaced in permanent housing in 2017 by erty manager. county and city housing authorities and “In order to solve homelessness in Santa Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, a nonprofit Barbara County, you gotta build,” said Eddie group. That’s out of a total homeless popu- Taylor, CEO of the Northern Santa Barbara lation of 1,860, or about one out of every 15 County United Way.“All I can tell you at this county residents. The population count is early stage is that we’re working on unique tallied by the U.S. Department of Housing partnerships that will enable us to provide and Urban Development (HUD), based on housing.” a “point-in-time” survey that was conducted In Los Angeles County, Home for Good last January 26 by the Central Coast Collab- spearheaded the successful passage in orative on Homelessness (C3H), a county- November 2016 of a $1.2 billion bond meawide program. sure and a sales tax measure to help house As of last January, the data shows, only and support a portion of the county’s 58,000 half of the county’s homeless people were homeless residents. The sales tax measure, a living in shelters. The data also shows that quarter-cent increase, is expected to gener226 people, or 12 percent of the total, were ate $355 million yearly. chronically homeless. That is, they had been In Santa Barbara County, Fredericks said, on the street repeatedly or for long periods “We need to create an ongoing source of funds, either through bond measures, a porof time, and they had a disability. Local governments and nonprofits in tion of sales tax, or an in-lieu fee for develSanta Barbara County currently use an opers that could go toward housing develad hoc system of triage to place the most opment. The communities that are showing vulnerable among the homeless into scarce success with homelessness have funding housing, a difficult task that’s getting harder avenues like those that we don’t have. That’s the end result we want for Home for Good.” under the Trump administration. The move to Home for Good was In the City of Santa Barbara alone, there are 1,634 households—representing 3,675 approved by the C3H policy council of people, including some who are home- elected officials in December, and the less—on the waiting list for federally sub- annual C3H budget of $400,000 has been sidized “Section 8” rent vouchers, said Rob transferred to Home for Good, Taylor said. Fredericks, executive director of the Hous- The former C3H council will be renamed ing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara. the Home for Good Santa Barbara County CONT’D ON PAGE 14 


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estate owes no personal, income, or property taxes, either state or federal. It dictates that all $45 million of the Bellosguardo assets, which include the mansion itself, a large collection of paintings and sculptures, a $1.7 million doll collection, and $4.5 million in cash, be transferred to the foundation. A copy of the petition is published at independent.com. Final confirmation of Sterne’s ruling, however, has been difficult to obtain. Neither attorney representing the New York Public Administrator in court, Gamble Parks in Santa Barbara and Peter Schram in New York, returned requests for comment. Questions posed directly to the Bellosguardo Foundation’s boardmembers over the last four weeks were referred to Executive Director Jeremy Lindaman, who has repeatedly declined to comment.“This is a complicated issue with a lot of moving parts,” he said.“I’ve been asked to refer questions regarding the petition to the New York Public Administrator.” Multiple calls and emails placed to the Administrator’s Office were never answered. Also unclear are details of any plan to convert the sprawling and austere 27-room property into a public space for the arts. The mansion has sat vacant since the 1950s, except for a small team of caretakers and groundskeepers, and is saddled with $12 million in deferred maintenance. Monthly upkeep alone costs a reported $40,000. In its three years of existence, the foundation has yet to publicly present a budget or describe any operational strategies, including for public access, show programming, personnel and payroll, endowment options, or other income sources. Doubts have been raised among Santa Barbara’s arts and nonprofit leaders that transforming Bellosguardo from a 1930s poured-concrete castle to an inviting arts haven is a tenable endeavor. The term “money pit” has been used more than once. Similarly left unanswered at the moment are questions around the fate of seven

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Funders Collaborative and expanded with representatives from nonprofit foundations, hospitals, and city and county housing authorities. Steve Lavagnino, the former C3H chair and a county supervisor for Santa Maria, said C3H “had great intention, but we were spending a lot of time on meetings and plans. “The money needs to go to basic outreach and housing,” he said.“I’m glad to see United Way take this up, and I think they’re going to be more successful.” On January 23, the County Board of Supervisors will be asked to ratify a memorandum of understanding allowing United Way to serve as the lead agency in the county for local homeless outreach, assessment, and placement.

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Meanwhile, back at El Carrillo, another newcomer is counting his blessings in the New Year. Paul (not his real name) said that before he moved in last summer, he had been homeless for seven years, first couch surfing, and then living on the street, and then at the Casa Esperanza shelter, and then the Rescue Mission, with short stints in county psychiatric facilities. It all started in 2010, Paul said, when he lost his job as a business consultant at age 57 and relapsed into a severe depression, an old affliction. “Coming here is a piece of heaven,” he said. “This overjoyed person you’re seeing? That’s different from the person I was n before I got here.”

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Bellosguardo employees, who were at risk of losing their jobs in the transfer. Longtime resident manager John Douglas sent a letter on November 19 to the foundation’s boardmembers, reminding them that his and his colleagues’ employment would be terminated as a stipulation of the handoff and asking that the board intervene before the petition was finalized. “As the resident manager of Bellosguardo for over 35 years, I have been a loyal, diligent, and honorable employee,” he wrote. “I have also lived at Bellosguardo for all of those 35 years, so it is much more to me than just a place of employment — it is also my much loved home. There is not a building, system (plumbing, electrical, security, fire-safety, structural), tree, bush, or even blade of grass at Bellosguardo that has not been thoughtfully administered to under my supervision and tutelage during the last three decades.” Douglas described his “amazing team” of six employees, “who assist with landscape maintenance, bookkeeping, and maintenance,” and implored the board to act “quickly and expeditiously” to save their jobs. He said he had yet to be informed of the foundation’s plans even as the deadline, the December 14 hearing date, approached. “Ms. Clark would be profoundly dismayed and saddened had she known that I, and the other employees at Bellosguardo, would face this sort of stress at a time when she was expecting her legacy to become even more firmly established — as her final gift to Santa Barbara.” Douglas did not respond to requests this week for further comment. Public statements and financial disclosure documents provide some insight into the foundation’s activities over the last three years, but they’ve also raised concern among individuals involved early in the nonprofit’s formation. Those concerns revolve chiefly around Executive Director Lindaman, the longtime political consultant and personal confidant of Mayor Schneider. Soon after Schneider nominated members to the Bellosguardo board, who were all ultimately approved by the New York Attorney General’s office, Lindaman was brought on to lead the foundation. It remains vague

how exactly he was hired. Schneider claimed in a January 2015 Noozhawk article that she was not involved in the board’s staffing decisions, though Lindaman also stated in the same report that Schneider initially requested his help giving tours of the property and was then asked by the board to remain involved during the transfer. In a separate October 2017 Noozhawk article, Boardmember James Hurley, who was Clark’s personal attorney for many years, said he had no knowledge of Lindaman’s hiring. “I have no idea how he even got in the picture,” he said. Hurley also stated at the time — just two months before the December 14 probate court date — that he was unaware if any progress had been made in approving the transfer petition. “I don’t know a thing even though I’m on the board,” he told Noozhawk, explaining the board had met only three times in more than three years, most recently six or seven months ago. Hurley did not respond to the Independent’s requests for an interview. Some boardmembers spoke privately with the Independent about their confusion and displeasure with Lindaman’s position and how he obtained it. Others were surprised to hear Lindaman is collecting a yearly salary, and they questioned what he had accomplished in his time as director. According to the Bellosguardo Foundation’s records for tax years 2015 and 2016, Lindaman collected $110,000 and $80,000 in salary, respectively, working 10 hours a week. Very little comparative income was reported. The 2015 record shows the estate of Huguette Clark, through the New York Public Administrator, contributed $150,000 to the foundation. In 2016, the estate gave another $30,000. Board Chair Dick Wolf contributed $50,000 and board secretary Sandi Nicholson gave $5,000. The WWW Foundation, an arm of the Whittier Trust, a South Pasadena wealth management firm, also donated $20,000. Several WWW Foundation boardmembers live in Santa Barbara, a Whittier spokesperson said. Wolf could not n be reached for comment.


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alifornia’s Department of Public Health fined Cottage Health $100,000 for failing to prevent a 93-year-old patient from killing himself in Cottage’s psychiatric emergency room in 2015. The fine was announced in a press release mailed December 28. Cottage was one of 10 hospitals statewide named in the release; its fine was the highest of the 10. According to Public Health documents, the patient — a minister with a long history of manic depression — was seen in the Cottage emergency room for suicidal thoughts and depression on August 7, 2015. At that time, he spoke openly about engineering a deliberate fall so he could sustain fatal head injuries. Initial screening documents indicated the patient was rated 13 as a suicide risk; eight is considered high. The patient was shuttled from the regular emergency room at Cottage to a special emergency-room facility designed for those experiencing psychiatric crisis. There was talk of booking him into the hospital’s voluntary psychiatric wing — known as 5 East — but the facility was not equipped to manage such a fall risk. The patient’s suicidal thoughts continued unabated. He expressed “wanting someone from the hospital to help him exterminate himself in a way that won’t

compromise their professional license or care.” The threat risk was sufficiently high that a security guard was assigned to watch the patient. Even after clinicians determined the patient posed an imminent threat to himself, no space could be found. At that point, he “gave a very personal goodbye to his son” and asked to have some time to himself. The patient stood on the floor beside his bed, crossed his arms in front of his body, and hurled himself backward onto the floor. The injuries he sustained eventually took his life. At the time of the “fall,” the second security guard assigned to the patient was watching from 30 feet away on a video monitor. It turned out the guard had never been apprised of the patient’s specific plans to kill himself this way. The previous security guard had been. According to the Department of Public Health assessment, Cottage did not have specific protocols in place to make sure such communication gaps — involving high-risk suicide patients — took place. Cottage has since submitted a plan of correction with Public Health, which has been deemed satisfactory. In submitting it, Cottage stated the plan should not be read to constitute any admission of wrongdoing —Nick Welsh or deficiency.

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HEY, RYAN: I had my chance and blew it. I didn’t choke. It was worse than that. I was nice. It was the day before Christmas, and I was stuck in line at Vons on the Mesa. A

guy walks in; he looks jarringly familiar. Big lantern jaw; soft blue eyes. A surfer-fit fiftysomething. The T-shirt slogan suggests the wearer is tougher than death. Playful. Just another Mesa dude dad. “No,” my brain says, “that’s Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior!” Another part of my brain rebels, noting the conspicuous absence of bodyguards, and hollers back, “Can’t be!” The internal debate rages. Zinke’s wife, Lolita Zinke (née Hand), famously grew up in Hope Ranch. Ryan Zinke spends so much time in Santa Barbara that he qualifies as a part-time resident, a fact his press secretary, Heather Swift, has confirmed by denying it. To settle the matter, I shout out, “Hey, Ryan!” like a long-lost buddy. He looks up, smiles, and shouts, “Hey!” back. Soon we’re shaking hands. He has big, beefy hands and a big, beefy handshake. And that was it. I failed utterly to bring up the $40,000 photo-op helicopter ride Zinke improperly paid for with federal funds that were earmarked for wildland fire management and prevention.Admittedly, that’s made for some bad optics, particularly in light of our recent Thomas Fire. But really, what difference could that $40,000 actually have made? Nor did I razz Zinke about the $12,000 travel bill he stuck the taxpayers with in June

so he could charter an oil company’s private jet last summer instead of booking a much cheaper flight that was commercially available. The charter jet, it turns out, was necessary so Zinke could shoehorn into his busy schedule a pep talk to members of the Las Vegas Golden Knights, a brand-new hockey team that happens to be owned by Zinke’s political benefactor and part-time Santa Barbara resident, zillionaire Bill Foley. Foley may not, in fact, own every other winery on the Central Coast, including the Firestones’ empire; it only seems that way. In recent years, Foley — who owns several elite retreats in Zinke’s home state of Montana — bundled $200,000 to help get Zinke elected to Congress there. I’m not one to begrudge Zinke and Foley their true bromance, but really, an ice hockey team in Las Vegas? That’s wrong on so many levels that I can’t count that high. But it was Christmastime, with the Thomas Fire just recently corralled. I was depleted. I didn’t feel like speaking truth to power amid the jangle of shopping carts in some supermarket aisle. I caved nice. Ryan Zinke, I am told by those who know him, is a genuinely nice guy. But where Zinke’s concerned, we’re living in a “post-nice” universe. Zinke’s Christmas present to the world, I would learn after our pseudo-encounter at Vons, was an order to rescind key safety regulations enacted by the Obama White House in 2016 to prevent the catastrophic explosion

of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010 from happening again. As oil spills go, the Deepwater Horizon explosion of April 20, 2010, is still the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Eleven people were killed, their bodies never found. Seventeen more were seriously injured. There were 4.9 million barrels of oil lost; one million seabirds dead; one thousand dolphins and whales likewise; 1,100 miles of shore contaminated. It took 87 days to contain, so long that the CEO of British Petroleum (BP) — the responsible party—infamously lamented,“I’d like my life back.” BP would ultimately pay $20 billion in civil complaints and another $20 billion in cleanup and containment costs. To put that in perspective, the Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969 —which did in fact change the world—let loose “just” around 100,000 barrels of spilled oil, killing 3,500 birds. The Deepwater Horizon spill happened because its blowout preventer systems failed. Those systems, BP assured the world, had so many redundancies and backups as to render it 100 percent foolproof. As the New York Times would later report, “[C]rew members died and suffered terrible injuries because every one of the Horizon’s defenses failed on April 20. Some were deployed but did not work. Some were activated too late …. Some were never deployed at all.” The blowout alarm was activated nine minutes after the blowout had occurred.“Communications fell apart, warning signs were missed and crew members in critical areas failed to coordinate a response.” One emergency system, the Times

noted, was controlled by 30 buttons. In 2016, the Obama administration required that such offshore oil operations submit blowout prevention plans and technologies to licensed third parties to verify that they’d function as designed in the face of an extreme situation. The oil industry has complained this will cost an additional $228 million over 10 years. Zinke and the Trump administration regard this intrusion as a “potentially unduly” burden on energy producers at a time when the administration is seeking to establish “energy dominance.” It’s worth noting the Horizon disaster effectively put Venoco — Santa Barbara’s quasi-homegrown oil company — out of business. In 2010, Venoco had an initiative on the ballot that would have allowed a major slant-drilling operation off the coast of Carpinteria to bypass all environmental review. It would have been a tough sell at any time. But with the vote taking place just months after the spill, Carpinteria voters vehemently rejected Venoco’s proposal by a margin of 70 to 30. The company never recovered. Every 20 years, it seems, the United States experiences a massive oil spill. Every time, new regulations are adopted to reduce the risk. Linda Krop of the Environmental Defense Center said this is the only time since 1969 she’s seen anyone try to undo one of those fixes.“This is a first,” she said. Maybe there’s a reasonable explanation. Maybe Zinke can have his people call mine and we can talk. Who knows? It might even — Nick Welsh be nice.

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Delfino (Dell) Joseph Mora 1930-2017

Santa Barbara native son, Delfino (Dell) Joseph Mora, May 1930-November 2017, passed peacefully on Thanksgiving morning with his wife Jean of 52 years, son Armand, granddaughter Alea. As a ninth generation Santa Barbarian, Dell had a long family history in Santa Barbara as the son of Delfino Mora and Matilda Carrillo. Dell’s maternal grandfather has established well-known chronicles related to Seline Carrillo, who was born in the Carrillo Adobe a historical building in downtown Santa Barbara. In addition, before the introduction of the automobile, Seline was acclaimed the last stagecoach driver from Santa Barbara to Gaviota maneuvering over the Old San Marcos Road. With his impressive California heritage, it is easy for others to understand Dell’s approach for all aspects of his life and work with determination and tenacity of a champion. These characteristics were displayed in his early years with his struggle with polio, shown in his sportsmanship as an exemplary athlete, creative design and metal worker, and his overall “can do” strengths. After completing his early education, Dell became a skilled tradesman as a sheet metal worker that created, installed, and repaired sheet metal products. Most commonly these products included elements of heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. During these years he was employed by R.P Richards. Upon his retirement in 1986, he continued his creative quest as an artist and craftsman by building a private metal shop. Here he completed many projects, such as custom residential and commercial barbeques. Further, through his ingenious creative talent, the home was well-styled with the toils of his work with candleholders, coffee tables, sofa tables, and other decorative artifacts. Unfortunately, he met one of his greatest losses during the Painted Cave Fire in 1990 when the family home was burned. Never one to dwell on loss, he forged ahead to design and rebuild a beautiful home for his family, where he utilized his construction aptitude to its completion. Probably the most outstanding conquests were Dell’s athletic prowess, which started in high school through his adult years in various sports. He grew up in Santa Barbara and was an outstanding multi-sport athlete at Santa Barbara High School. This included an integral part of the backfield on the football team that went to the 1949 CIF football championship. There were also activities in baseball, basketball, and track and field. Next, handball got his attention. Even though he was a late 18

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starter, not playing the game until he was in his late 30s. He went on to a great career in handball, playing in the finals of 20 United States Handball Association singles and doubles tournaments, and winning 15 0f those contests. In addition, he was inducted into the SCHA Hall of Fame in 1996. Through these endeavors he was also representing the community of Santa Barbara so well on both local and national levels. Dell was also committed to sharing his skills with younger players and spent considerable time in their development in Santa Barbara at the Goleta Athletic Club. This coaching also extended to the Kauai Athletic Club in Hawaii. He gave the same focus to these new handball players. He developed a close relationship with these young players and consequently, Lihue, Kauai became a destination spot for developing young enthusiastic players. Dell leaves behind his family: wife Jean Mora; sister and husband Marlene and Rueben Pacheco and their daughters Dominique and Pillar; son Armand Mora, granddaughter Alea; great granddaughter Sandy Holden Lopez and children Tymika, Shania, and Junior; stepson Greg Shields and wife Debbie and their daughter Vannessa. Dell certainly left his mark on the world of those who knew him. We loved him and we will miss him, as were part of his large circle of friends in Santa Barbara. Safe travels, Dell – we will miss you. At Dell’s request a celebration of life will not be held. Contributions from: Armand Mora, Penny Paine, and Randy Multack

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lived in Washington, DC where Bennet studied at Georgetown University, working toward his Master’s degree in political science. In 1948 they returned to Ross, CA with their young daughter Anita. Her arrival was followed by two more girls, Pamela and Amy. Ross became their permanent home, except for a return to Washington, DC from 1963-1965. In 1976 Mary began volunteer work with Hospice by the Bay. As one of its founding members, she became a major force in its creation as the second hospice in the country. Mary was a member of the Lagunitas Club, the Marin Garden Club, the Marin Art and Garden Center, and the Town and Country Club in San Francisco. Her husband Bennet died in 1995. Mary took great pride in her family’s history. Her mother was born in Deadwood, South Dakota in the shadow of the great Homestake Mine, and grew up in the rough and tumble days of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. Mary’s father, a Scot, immigrated to America at the age of 16 and went on to make a lasting contribution to the architectural beauty of Santa Barbara. At the very end of her life, Mary took great joy in collaborating on a book published about her parents’ lives. Mary is survived by her 3 daughters: Anita (Michael) McCann of Ketchum, Idaho, Pamela Skewes-Cox of Sudbury, Massachusetts, and Amy (Robert) Skewes-Cox of Ross. She also leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Sarah Thompson, Mary Anderson, Bennet McCann, Austin McCann, and Carson Twiss. Mary also had 8 great-grandchildren: Mykala and Galena McCann; Avery, James, and Brooks Thompson; Carter McCann; and Chloé and Ayla Molinuevo. The family is very grateful to her two devoted caregivers, Fatima Caminade and Ginger Gmahling, and the many caring staff at Aldersly Assisted Living in San Rafael. Burial in Santa Barbara will be in the spring.

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Mary Osborne Craig Skewes-Cox of Ross, CA died on December 23 at the age of 96. Born in Oxnard, CA on January 28, 1921, she was the only child of architect James Osborne Craig and designer Mary McLaughlin Craig of Santa Barbara, CA. Mary grew up in Santa Barbara. She attended the Howard School in Montecito, Santa Barbara Girls School, and Foxcroft in Middleburg, VA from 1935-1938. In 1938 she made her debut in Philadelphia, where she and her mother spent much time with an aunt, Mrs. Edward Roberts. In 1940 she went to Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston for one year. In 1942 she worked for the War Production Board in Washington, DC, then returned to SB and worked as a legal secretary for several years. In 1945 she moved to San Francisco, where she met her future husband, Bennet Skewes-Cox. They were married at the Santa Barbara Mission on August 31, 1946. Afterwards, they

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Robert Carlton Hecht (Bob), who resided at the Casa Dorinda in Montecito, passed away on November 2, 2017. Active until the day that he died, he loved, and was loved, by many. Born in Philadelphia, PA., February 24, 1922. Graduated Swarthmore College, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Economics and Finance. Member of the Student Council, Glee Club, Debating Team and Captain of the Tennis Team. Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Lieutenant Commanders, U.S. Navy on the USS Gilbert Islands aircraft carrier in the Pacific, 1945-6. Four service

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ribbons and three battle stars. Two business careers: Executive Vice President of I. Magnin and other department stores 1950-1975; Vice President of UBS Financial Services 1975-the last day of his life. Ranked in the top ten in State Tennis first in Kentucky and later on in Florida. He embraced other hobbies of swimming and ballroom dancing. Civic participation: Board Member San Francisco Museum of Art, President’s Council Santa Barbara City College, Leadership Council of the United Way, Council Member Music Academy of the West, major contributor to the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, KCLU Radio, Swarthmore College and many others. Robert C. Hecht Chairs in both the Lobero Theatre and Granada Theatres, Santa Barbara. He will truly be missed by all of his family , co-workers and friends. Survived by his two loving daughters, Dorothea B. Lee and Sarah E. Williams, his son-in-law, Dr. Larry R. Williams, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Carolina raised her daughters Mary Robles and Patricia Robles-Morris with the help of her mother Domitila. She sent them to college and helped guide them in their businesses. She had a wonderful relationship with her grandchild, Alex Morris. A great sadness for Carolina was when she lost her son-inlaw Chip Morris in 1999. Carolina is survived by her daughters Mary Robles and Patricia RoblesMorris, grandchild Alex Morris, brother Antonio ( Lois) Cardona, nephew Harold (Lisa) Cardona, neice Dr. Carol Joy ( Xing) Cardona. Services will be on Friday, December 29 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 227 North Nopal. You can honor Carolina by kindly reaching out to others. Carolina's family would like to specially thank Dr. Michael Bernstein and Serenity House for their kindness to Carolina. Gracias a todos que cuidaron a Carolina. Los queremos muchos.

Dorothy Dolores Pearce 01/17/28-11/17/17

Carolina Uribe Cardona 11/02/31-12/17/17

Carolina Uribe Cardona passed away peacefully on December 17, 2017. She was born in Santa Barbara on November 2, 1931. Her parents were Fortunato and Domitila Cardona. She grew up with her loving brothers Antonio and Nicolas (deceased). Carolina was surrounded by relatives. Her closest friends were her cousins. School is where she excelled. Her older brother was not keen that she joined his class when she skipped a grade. Carolina's school friends were lifelong. She graduated from Woodbury University in 1952. Two job offers awaited her in Santa Barbara. The airport or Bank of America. She started at the bank in 1957 as a teller and retired in 1986 as manager of the Valerio office. Banking was a place that women could have an executive career. Her customers were loyal and followed her as her position changed . One customer remembers that Carolina give her a boat loan but not until she walked the full length of the marina to checkout the boat. That customer later became a neighbor and best friend. Nieces and nephews often came to Carolina for advice that they took seriously. Retirement did not stop Carolina. She went on to work at Estado Financial, McDermott-Crockett and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. She then ran the Pathpoint-SCSEP program that found work positions for seniors.She worked hard but it gave her great joy to help seniors. She was there until she was 80 years old.

Dorothy Dolores Pearce (nee Huff) was born in Indiana on 01/17/1928 to Cledus Huff and Beulah Jean Million. Overcoming a childhood of deprivation, she built a life rich in literature, poetry, music, theatre and dance. In 1962, at 32 years old and a single mother of four, Dorothy decided to pursue her long-delayed dream of higher education, studying English Literature and French at UCSB. It was love at first sight, when, in Professor Donald Pearce’s poetry course, Dorothy raised her "undine's arm” to answer his tricky question about The Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens. The two married in Paris in 1964, and for the next 40 years cherished each other. At the age of 50 Dorothy took up the cello and played in a local string quartet. She hosted many small concerts in her Montecito home, and was a devoted regular at the Music Academy of the West. Highly literate, the latest copy of The New York Review of Books was always on her coffee table. Dorothy cultivated her love of art and culture in all her children. She had a wicked sense of humor and did not suffer fools or poor grammar. She is survived by her four children, Michael (Christine) Adcock, Catherine (Scott) Underwood, Elizabeth (Bob Macklin) Adcock, and John Adcock, her grandchildren, Jessica Love, Elena Adcock, Emily Underwood, Adriane Underwood and Elliot Mackin, and her stepson Stephen (Judy) Pearce. Please join us to celebrate Dorothy’s life from 3-5pm on January 6th, 2018 in the Main Lounge at Vista del Monte Retirement Community, 3775 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara CA 93105. Parking is behind neighboring Emanuel Lutheran Church.

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Fredrick ‘Freddy’ Caston 1927-2017

BY T H E C A S T O N FA M I LY AND F R I E N D S

reddy Caston was a lifelong, prolific art-

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ist. Caston’s paintings hang at Yale, UC Santa Barbara, and Antioch University. In addition to numerous exhibitions in Santa Barbara, his work was also shown in major galleries in London, New York, Miami, and San Francisco. In Santa Barbara, Caston served as a director of the S.B. Art Association and was art director and set designer for S.B. Summer Stock theater company, becoming a mentor, a guide, and a friend to countless people. Caston was born in New York in 1927, one of two children of Polish immigrants Abraham Caston and Helen Papke. He sketched often as a child and was particularly enamored with Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. He wanted a poster for his bedroom wall so badly that he drew one. Since his parents had preselected his career options as “doctor or engineer,” he was thrilled to learn, at the age of 13, that a cousin was attending art school. “For the first time, I realized there was a viable life-path in the arts,” Caston said. He took a trip to Toronto, Canada, and had the opportunity to visit SOULMAN: Freddy Caston’s career began as a home builder, the studio of the artist Frederick Horsman Varley, but he was always a painter. He’s pictured here with “Robin which further fueled his interest. in Tangier,” which depicts his son Robin in Morocco. His mother put her foot down: “Well, you can become an engineer and then be a painter.” For two years Caston acquiesced, studying engineering at for their own children, along with many expatriates the City College of New York. He later worked as a and locals. Caston was incredibly productive, creatdraftsman by day and enrolled in the Arts Student ing many breathtaking works while living in TorreLeague by night. molinos. In 1970, the family ventured to Marrakesh, Caston became an avid lover of jazz, meeting Morocco, where they made an experimental film. and befriending such legends as Louis Armstrong After returning to Spain to edit the film in 1971, their and Dizzy Gillespie. His captivating jazz series was youngest son, Even, was born. informed by his forays into New York clubs and the In 1975, the family left the school to friends music of this time. and returned to the United States, eventually setAfter meeting his first wife, Charlann Ramsey, tling in Santa Barbara at the behest of writer Claire and marrying her in 1953, the family set up house in Rabe — who served as longtime poetry editor for Queens, and Caston embarked on a successful home- the Santa Barbara Independent. They fell in love with building career. He said, “In Queens, you could only Santa Barbara and lived on Rabe’s large property as build homes on single plots; on Long Island, you could Marianne earned a doctorate in education while buy a farm and put a hundred homes on it. It was a Freddy painted steadfastly and exhibited in local galleries. time!” Having been raised Jewish, Caston recognized The couple had two sons: Christopher in 1958, and Daniel in 1960. When Daniel was a year old, Caston Jewish traditions with his family. He was absolutely enrolled in Queens College, where he studied with devoted to his family, understanding that “family” artist John Ferren — specifically focusing on the use of extended beyond the ties of blood relations. He and color. Caston’s first one-man exhibition came quickly Marianne frequently opened their home to their many friends during the 53 years they spent together. at New York’s East Side Gallery in 1963. The family traveled frequently and eventually The Beatles’ saying “The love you take is equal to the built a vacation home on Fire Island, New York, and love you make” resonated deeply. purchased a home in Torremolinos, Spain. Caston Freddy Caston made a lasting impression on nearly painted feverishly in Spain, where he was able to dedi- everyone he met. He was intensely creative, spiritual, cate much of his time to his art. and intellectual and took great pleasure in life. He After returning to New York, he fell in love with had the most amazing gravelly voice, sun-filled heart, Marianne D’Emidio, separated from his first wife, and and piercing eyes. His artwork is a sacred gift that he flew to England to prepare for a one-man exhibition has left us all. in London. Marianne joined him in London after Fred Caston is survived by his wife, Marianne some months of separation. D’Emidio Caston; his son Daniel Caston; daughter Caston studied calligraphy with Ho Tit-Wah, Julia Caston Moore; son Even Barrett-Caston; grandbecame an art teacher, and worked on a translation of daughters Robin Caston, Katharine Caston, Eliot the Tao Te Ching. He began to study Taoism and said Barrett-Caston, and Juliet Moore; and grandson Olihe found the guidance helpful throughout his life. His ver Barrett-Caston. He was preceded in death by his work during this period includes a series of Chinese eldest son, Christopher Robin Caston. brush paintings along with iconic works depicting The Beatles. A celebration of Freddy Caston’s life will take place January Freddy and Marianne returned to Spain and lived 6, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community in Torremolinos for almost 10 years. They had their Center, 524 Chapala Street. For more information, contact the daughter, Julia, and the couple opened the YS School Castons at dmcaston@sbcglobal.net or clevergirl555@mac.com.

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance

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Delfino (Dell) Joseph Mora 1930-2017

Santa Barbara native son, Delfino (Dell) Joseph Mora, May 1930-November 2017, passed peacefully on Thanksgiving morning with his wife Jean of 52 years, son Armand, granddaughter Alea. As a ninth generation Santa Barbarian, Dell had a long family history in Santa Barbara as the son of Delfino Mora and Matilda Carrillo. Dell’s maternal grandfather has established well-known chronicles related to Seline Carrillo, who was born in the Carrillo Adobe a historical building in downtown Santa Barbara. In addition, before the introduction of the automobile, Seline was acclaimed the last stagecoach driver from Santa Barbara to Gaviota maneuvering over the Old San Marcos Road. With his impressive California heritage, it is easy for others to understand Dell’s approach for all aspects of his life and work with determination and tenacity of a champion. These characteristics were displayed in his early years with his struggle with polio, shown in his sportsmanship as an exemplary athlete, creative design and metal worker, and his overall “can do” strengths. After completing his early education, Dell became a skilled tradesman as a sheet metal worker that created, installed, and repaired sheet metal products. Most commonly these products included elements of heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. During these years he was employed by R.P Richards. Upon his retirement in 1986, he continued his creative quest as an artist and craftsman by building a private metal shop. Here he completed many projects, such as custom residential and commercial barbeques. Further, through his ingenious creative talent, the home was well-styled with the toils of his work with candleholders, coffee tables, sofa tables, and other decorative artifacts. Unfortunately, he met one of his greatest losses during the Painted Cave Fire in 1990 when the family home was burned. Never one to dwell on loss, he forged ahead to design and rebuild a beautiful home for his family, where he utilized his construction aptitude to its completion. Probably the most outstanding conquests were Dell’s athletic prowess, which started in high school through his adult years in various sports. He grew up in Santa Barbara and was an outstanding multi-sport athlete at Santa Barbara High School. This included an integral part of the backfield on the football team that went to the 1949 CIF football championship. There were also activities in baseball, basketball, and track and field. Next, handball got his attention. Even though he was a late 20

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starter, not playing the game until he was in his late 30s. He went on to a great career in handball, playing in the finals of 20 United States Handball Association singles and doubles tournaments, and winning 15 0f those contests. In addition, he was inducted into the SCHA Hall of Fame in 1996. Through these endeavors he was also representing the community of Santa Barbara so well on both local and national levels. Dell was also committed to sharing his skills with younger players and spent considerable time in their development in Santa Barbara at the Goleta Athletic Club. This coaching also extended to the Kauai Athletic Club in Hawaii. He gave the same focus to these new handball players. He developed a close relationship with these young players and consequently, Lihue, Kauai became a destination spot for developing young enthusiastic players. Dell leaves behind his family: wife Jean Mora; sister and husband Marlene and Rueben Pacheco and their daughters Dominique and Pillar; son Armand Mora, granddaughter Alea; great granddaughter Sandy Holden Lopez and children Tymika, Shania, and Junior; stepson Greg Shields and wife Debbie and their daughter Vannessa. Dell certainly left his mark on the world of those who knew him. We loved him and we will miss him, as were part of his large circle of friends in Santa Barbara. Safe travels, Dell – we will miss you. At Dell’s request a celebration of life will not be held. Contributions from: Armand Mora, Penny Paine, and Randy Multack

Mary Osborne Craig Skewes-Cox 01/28/21-12/23/17

lived in Washington, DC where Bennet studied at Georgetown University, working toward his Master’s degree in political science. In 1948 they returned to Ross, CA with their young daughter Anita. Her arrival was followed by two more girls, Pamela and Amy. Ross became their permanent home, except for a return to Washington, DC from 1963-1965. In 1976 Mary began volunteer work with Hospice by the Bay. As one of its founding members, she became a major force in its creation as the second hospice in the country. Mary was a member of the Lagunitas Club, the Marin Garden Club, the Marin Art and Garden Center, and the Town and Country Club in San Francisco. Her husband Bennet died in 1995. Mary took great pride in her family’s history. Her mother was born in Deadwood, South Dakota in the shadow of the great Homestake Mine, and grew up in the rough and tumble days of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. Mary’s father, a Scot, immigrated to America at the age of 16 and went on to make a lasting contribution to the architectural beauty of Santa Barbara. At the very end of her life, Mary took great joy in collaborating on a book published about her parents’ lives. Mary is survived by her 3 daughters: Anita (Michael) McCann of Ketchum, Idaho, Pamela Skewes-Cox of Sudbury, Massachusetts, and Amy (Robert) Skewes-Cox of Ross. She also leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Sarah Thompson, Mary Anderson, Bennet McCann, Austin McCann, and Carson Twiss. Mary also had 8 great-grandchildren: Mykala and Galena McCann; Avery, James, and Brooks Thompson; Carter McCann; and Chloé and Ayla Molinuevo. The family is very grateful to her two devoted caregivers, Fatima Caminade and Ginger Gmahling, and the many caring staff at Aldersly Assisted Living in San Rafael. Burial in Santa Barbara will be in the spring.

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Mary Osborne Craig Skewes-Cox of Ross, CA died on December 23 at the age of 96. Born in Oxnard, CA on January 28, 1921, she was the only child of architect James Osborne Craig and designer Mary McLaughlin Craig of Santa Barbara, CA. Mary grew up in Santa Barbara. She attended the Howard School in Montecito, Santa Barbara Girls School, and Foxcroft in Middleburg, VA from 1935-1938. In 1938 she made her debut in Philadelphia, where she and her mother spent much time with an aunt, Mrs. Edward Roberts. In 1940 she went to Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston for one year. In 1942 she worked for the War Production Board in Washington, DC, then returned to SB and worked as a legal secretary for several years. In 1945 she moved to San Francisco, where she met her future husband, Bennet Skewes-Cox. They were married at the Santa Barbara Mission on August 31, 1946. Afterwards, they

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Robert Carlton Hecht (Bob), who resided at the Casa Dorinda in Montecito, passed away on November 2, 2017. Active until the day that he died, he loved, and was loved, by many. Born in Philadelphia, PA., February 24, 1922. Graduated Swarthmore College, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Economics and Finance. Member of the Student Council, Glee Club, Debating Team and Captain of the Tennis Team. Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Lieutenant Commanders, U.S. Navy on the USS Gilbert Islands aircraft carrier in the Pacific, 1945-6. Four service

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ribbons and three battle stars. Two business careers: Executive Vice President of I. Magnin and other department stores 1950-1975; Vice President of UBS Financial Services 1975-the last day of his life. Ranked in the top ten in State Tennis first in Kentucky and later on in Florida. He embraced other hobbies of swimming and ballroom dancing. Civic participation: Board Member San Francisco Museum of Art, President’s Council Santa Barbara City College, Leadership Council of the United Way, Council Member Music Academy of the West, major contributor to the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, KCLU Radio, Swarthmore College and many others. Robert C. Hecht Chairs in both the Lobero Theatre and Granada Theatres, Santa Barbara. He will truly be missed by all of his family , co-workers and friends. Survived by his two loving daughters, Dorothea B. Lee and Sarah E. Williams, his son-in-law, Dr. Larry R. Williams, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Carolina raised her daughters Mary Robles and Patricia Robles-Morris with the help of her mother Domitila. She sent them to college and helped guide them in their businesses. She had a wonderful relationship with her grandchild, Alex Morris. A great sadness for Carolina was when she lost her son-inlaw Chip Morris in 1999. Carolina is survived by her daughters Mary Robles and Patricia RoblesMorris, grandchild Alex Morris, brother Antonio ( Lois) Cardona, nephew Harold (Lisa) Cardona, neice Dr. Carol Joy ( Xing) Cardona. Services will be on Friday, December 29 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 227 North Nopal. You can honor Carolina by kindly reaching out to others. Carolina's family would like to specially thank Dr. Michael Bernstein and Serenity House for their kindness to Carolina. Gracias a todos que cuidaron a Carolina. Los queremos muchos.

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Carolina Uribe Cardona passed away peacefully on December 17, 2017. She was born in Santa Barbara on November 2, 1931. Her parents were Fortunato and Domitila Cardona. She grew up with her loving brothers Antonio and Nicolas (deceased). Carolina was surrounded by relatives. Her closest friends were her cousins. School is where she excelled. Her older brother was not keen that she joined his class when she skipped a grade. Carolina's school friends were lifelong. She graduated from Woodbury University in 1952. Two job offers awaited her in Santa Barbara. The airport or Bank of America. She started at the bank in 1957 as a teller and retired in 1986 as manager of the Valerio office. Banking was a place that women could have an executive career. Her customers were loyal and followed her as her position changed . One customer remembers that Carolina give her a boat loan but not until she walked the full length of the marina to checkout the boat. That customer later became a neighbor and best friend. Nieces and nephews often came to Carolina for advice that they took seriously. Retirement did not stop Carolina. She went on to work at Estado Financial, McDermott-Crockett and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. She then ran the Pathpoint-SCSEP program that found work positions for seniors.She worked hard but it gave her great joy to help seniors. She was there until she was 80 years old.

Dorothy Dolores Pearce (nee Huff) was born in Indiana on 01/17/1928 to Cledus Huff and Beulah Jean Million. Overcoming a childhood of deprivation, she built a life rich in literature, poetry, music, theatre and dance. In 1962, at 32 years old and a single mother of four, Dorothy decided to pursue her long-delayed dream of higher education, studying English Literature and French at UCSB. It was love at first sight, when, in Professor Donald Pearce’s poetry course, Dorothy raised her "undine's arm” to answer his tricky question about The Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens. The two married in Paris in 1964, and for the next 40 years cherished each other. At the age of 50 Dorothy took up the cello and played in a local string quartet. She hosted many small concerts in her Montecito home, and was a devoted regular at the Music Academy of the West. Highly literate, the latest copy of The New York Review of Books was always on her coffee table. Dorothy cultivated her love of art and culture in all her children. She had a wicked sense of humor and did not suffer fools or poor grammar. She is survived by her four children, Michael (Christine) Adcock, Catherine (Scott) Underwood, Elizabeth (Bob Macklin) Adcock, and John Adcock, her grandchildren, Jessica Love, Elena Adcock, Emily Underwood, Adriane Underwood and Elliot Mackin, and her stepson Stephen (Judy) Pearce. Please join us to celebrate Dorothy’s life from 3-5pm on January 6th, 2018 in the Main Lounge at Vista del Monte Retirement Community, 3775 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara CA 93105. Parking is behind neighboring Emanuel Lutheran Church.

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he Santa Barbara City Council should not appoint the new representative [to replace incoming mayor Cathy Murillo] from the Westside on the City Council. Instead, there should be an election. It would be undemocratic for the other council districts’ representatives to choose the next councilmember from District 3. How would that be compatible with the California Voting Rights Act, which is supposed to lead to district elections? The voters in the other districts chose their representatives. Why should Westside residents not have this opportunity? If the City Council continues with an appointment process, it would be a clear violation of the California Voting Rights Act and lead to expensive —Liz Bustamante, S.B. litigation against the city.

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he Baupost Group, a Boston-based investment firm, purchased Bixby Ranch in 2007 at the height of the real estate bubble. It is inconceivable that the $134 million purchase price would have been supported by continuing to run a cattle operation. Baupost undoubtedly had development objectives similar to those that have historically run rampant on the Gaviota Coast but have almost universally failed. The recent sale of the Bixby — also called the Cojo Jalama Ranches —by Baupost to The Nature Conservancy was preceded by several events that hastened the sale The 1982 Local Coastal Plan contained an Agriculture-Residential Cluster (ARC) ordinance that permitted Bixby to apply to build up to 480 homes. The Gaviota Planning Advisory Committee (GavPAC) rewrote the 1982 plan in 2015, deleting the ARC ordinance over the objections of ranch management. This was a serious setback to Baupost’s development plans.

The ranch does not have an abundance of water, so Baupost proposed purchasing surplus state water rights from the Carpinteria Valley Water District. In 2012, the Environmental Defense Center and Gaviota Coast Conservancy (GCC) informed the water district that the sale of these water rights to the remote property would be growth inducing and would require an environmental impact report. The water district abandoned the transaction. Clearly a cattle ranch did not need hundreds of acre-feet of water, but 480 houses would have required it. The acquisition of the Cojo Jalama Ranches by The Nature Conservancy through the generosity of Jack and Laura Dangermond guarantees that the development dreams at the ranch have ended: a great start to —Phil McKenna, the New Year! GCC boardmember and GavPAC participant, S.B.

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Amur leopards, which are one of the eight recognized leopard subspecies, are the most at risk of extinction of all big cats.

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fallen log, his large paws spreading out as he steadied himself on the rounded wooden surface, in search of clumps of wet cat food placed throughout his enclosure. His cream-colored, spotted fur glistened in the diffused sunlight as he found and then gobbled up the treats. Wyatt is a 5-year-old Amur leopard born at the Denver Zoo in April 2012 and raised at the Santa Barbara Zoo, where he arrived the following year. And little does he know it, but he is playing a crucial role in the survival of his species. Amur leopards are a subspecies belonging to the Panthera (a k a “big cats”) genus, which includes lions, panthers, jaguars, tigers, and leopards. They have the distinction of being not only the most endangered leopards on the planet, but their sparse population means the big cats are also by most at risk of extinction. Yet Michelle despite their catastrophic Drown categorization, most people photos by have never heard of Amur caitlin leopards, let alone know that Fitch they are in real danger of being snuffed out. Fortunately, Santa Barbarans

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are in a unique position to not only learn about Amur leopards but also see them in all of their furry glory at the city’s zoo. The S.B. Zoo obtained its first Amur leopards in 1993 when conservationists had just begun working with the Species Survival Plan Program through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Santa Barbara Zoo was one of the few facilities that had the appropriate space available to accommodate big cats at that time. When S.B. Zoo CEO Rich Block took over operations in 1998, it was decided that the city’s zoo would take a more active role in both the captive breeding program and the fieldwork needed to reintroduce the species into its native habitat. Currently Wyatt lives with a female Amur named Ajax, sent over as a potential mate from Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, England, a little more than a year ago. The hope is that Wyatt and Ajax will have a healthy litter of cubs to carry on a genetically viable line of Amur leopards. The ultimate goal of the breeding program is to repopulate their native habitat with cubs of zoo-born parents.

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valleys and rocky canyons, creating the border between southeastern Russia and northeastern China. In this alluvial oasis of rich soil and boreal forest, the Amur leopards made their home for centuries. Living deep in inaccessible reaches of the forest away from humans, they were only recognized as a leopard subspecies in 1857 by German ornithologist/ herpetologist Hermann Schlegel. With plenty of prey and the cloaked safety of the impenetrable woodland, the Amur leopard thrived with numbers in the thousands. In the 1950s, however, the tide turned for the majestic, solitary cats. Recently invented heavy equipment allowed logging and timber industries to begin harvesting trees at a massive rate. As the forests receded, agricultural and mining operations appeared, as did poachers who found it easier to hunt, kill, and sell the animals’ pelts and bones on the black market. By the 1970s, their formerly vast habitat — which once reached all the way into South Korea—was divided into three separate fragments that could scarcely sustain a viable population of the big cats. As if the outside threats to the Amur leopard weren’t enough, the reduced population forced the animals to begin inbreeding — a pattern that would ultimately destroy their genetic makeup. By the mid-1980s, wild Amur leopards were at critically low numbers — roughly 30 — and it was clear the species would go the way of the dodo unless a major international conservation effort was mounted. According to the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA), which formed with the express mission of saving the leopards (and their feline brethren who share the same habitat, the Amur tiger — a k a the Siberian tiger), the “Amur leopard is probably the only large cat for which a reintroduction program using zoo stock is considered a necessary conservation action.” To that end, in the 1990s AZA zoos began educating the public on the Amur leopards’ plight and the established breeding programs that were working to keep a genetically healthy population. Currently, there are approximately 200 Amur leopards in European and North American zoo breeding programs, of which Santa Barbara is one.

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Considering their tenuous existence, why, one wonders, aren’t more folks aware of Amur leopards’ dire circumstances? One explanation may be that because leopards are the most widely distributed of the big cats, they give the illusion of existing in plentiful numbers. Also, most people are unable to distinguish between leopard subspecies, of which there are eight recognized today: African, Indian, Javan, Arabian, Anatolian, Indochinese, Sri Lankan, and Amur. The truth is, all leopards are on the endangered species list, some ranking vulnerable some critical, with the Amur leopards being the most threatened as they are the only ones whose numbers in the wild hover at two digits. And while a global resurrection effort is underway, unfortunately it can take decades for conservationists to undo the damage caused by human incursions. For example, although zoos instituted Amur leopard breeding programs in the early 1990s, the concrete plan to reestablish the cats into their native habitat only came into fruition in 2017. Propagation is occurring in the Lazovsky Nature Reserve, a 467-square-mile area established in 1957 in the southern Sikhote-Alin mountain range in Russia’s Primorsky Krai, near where the remaining handful of Amur leopards roam. The preserve was chosen because it had all the necessary requirements for introducing the cubs into the wild: It is 95 percent forested, there are no Amur leopards currently living there, it is a restricted ecological preserve with humans only allowed to enter for environmental education purposes, and there is an abundance of sika deer, one of the leopards’ main food sources. Here’s how the reintroduction process works: Two separate fenced areas, each more than 380 feet long (width depends on the terrain), have been created in the Lazovsky preserve, each one housing a pair of breeding Amur leopards, according to Sandra Markle, author of the fact-filled book The Great Leopard Rescue: Saving the Amur Leopard. Within the enclosure — shaped like a figure eight to allow for a big cat to be removed, such as the male Amur

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A Leopard Love Story Thousands of miles from the Lazovsky Nature Reserve, Wyatt and Ajax’s relationship is playing out like a measured Victorian courtship. The process of finding suitable mates is akin to an arranged marriage, except rather than being concerned with how the pairing will further alliances or shore up family names, it is based on whose genetics will best promote the health of the species. Once Ajax was deemed an acceptable DNA fit, it took two years of machinations to get her to town, said Michele Greene, the S.B. Zoo’s head mammal curator. Ajax arrived in August 2016 and spent a month in quarantine and then several months more familiarizing herself with her new home before she and Wyatt had any introductions. The first time the two cats saw each other was on February 8, 2017, and Wyatt (standing) and Ajax are part of the international Amur leopard breeding program, with their role being to vary up the genetics of the North American population.


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Amur leopards live in temperate forests in far eastern Russia, which has harsh winters with extreme cold and deep snow and hot summers. They have thick fur that grows up to 3 inches long in winter. Their coat is a pale cream color that helps them camouflage in the snow. The Amur leopard’s rosettes (a k a “spots” to the layperson) are widely spaced and larger than those seen on other leopards.

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Males generally weigh 70-105 lbs, but can weigh up to 165 lbs. Females are smaller at 55-95 lbs.

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for that meeting there was plexiglass between them; for two months more, their only contact was eyeballing each other through said glass. Then, on April 12, the plexiglass was replaced with mesh, which remained until September 15, the date they were finally allowed to be in the same room (i.e., full contact in their holdings). Once it was clear Ajax and Wyatt weren’t antagonistic toward each other, things progressed more quickly. By September 27, the two were sharing their enclosure during the day, and as of October 30, after more than a year of prim “dates,” the leopards were finally alone together for 24 hours. Although a significant step, it’s still no guarantee the two will mate. “They might not breed for a couple of years; we just don’t know,” said Senior Mammal Keeper Kristen Wieners, who works closely with the pair. “It’s one of those things where patience is definitely key.” And if Ajax and Wyatt do have cubs, how will they factor into the reintroduction program in Russia? Basically, the role of the Santa Barbara Zoo’s Amur ambassadors is to “vary up the genetics in the North America population,” explained Wieners, so that the species stays viable and healthy. As for relocating to the Far East, “chances are they are going to use mostly European and Russians cats for reintroduction,” she said, “but that doesn’t mean that generations down the line, Ajax and Wyatt’s offspring — if we’re lucky enough to have any — won’t be released. It’s all based on scientists saying we need these genetics for this population.” Meanwhile, Ajax and Wyatt spend their days courting, Part of Kristen Wieners’s job is to teach Ajax and Wyatt (pictured) husbandry behaviors, such as opening their patrolling the border of their mouths, which allows for them to keep track of their territory, and working out health. puzzles presented to keep them intellectually stimulated, which is essential for the alert, smart big cats’ psychological well-being. “I gave Wyatt a new puzzle feeder,” said Wieners.“It was a big PVC pipe with three holes in it, and there was meat stuck inside. He had to bat it around — roll it around — to get the meat out. And he succeeded in 10 minutes. That is super-fast.” The leopards also hone their hunting skills, much to the dismay of the errant pigeon or squirrel that happens to linger too long on the chain-link rooftop above their enclosure. “[Ajax] saw a squirrel, and she was stalking it for a little while,” said Wieners, “and then she ended up catching it, hooking it with her claw, and pulling it in. She got a free snack that day.”


Although they have been raised in captivity, Wyatt’s and Ajax’s instinctual hunting skills are very much intact, much to the dismay of the pigeons that land on the big cats’ chain-link rooftop for a rest only to end up as a snack.

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Book-Signing: The Three Sunflowers ~ Los Tres Girasoles Janet Lucy, MA, will be

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1/4: Opening Reception: Through Their Eyes This show features abstracts, urban architecture, conceptual collage, multimedia sculpture, and figurative/expressive abstracts by nine S.B.-based contemporary artists: Chad Avery, Sophie Cooper, Marlyn Daggett, Madeline Garrett, Marilyn Helsenrott Hochhauser, Laurie MacMillan, Stuart Ochiltree, Marlene Struss, and Mary Dee Thompson. The exhibit shows through January 28. 5-8pm. 10 West Gallery, 10 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 770-7711. 1/4: Opening Reception: Steve Bouchet The featured artist of the month will be Steve Bouchet. On the mezzanine will be Mary-Gail King, Colin Schildhauer, Barry Briggs, and Virginia Kamhi, with sculptures by Michael Marzolla. On the small walls downstairs will be Michael Mead and Yuliya Lennon. The exhibit shows through January 27. 5-8pm. Gallery 113, 1114 State St. Free. Call 965-6611. gallery113sb.com

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FRIDAY 1/5 1/5: Light Up a Life Bring your family and friends to gather and celebrate the lives and memories of your loved ones and those affected by the Thomas Fire. The Hospice of S.B. will host a special night of remembrance with memorial stars that will illuminate the memorial trees. Stars may be purchased in advance at Hospice of S.B. All proceeds raised from this event will go toward those affected by the Thomas Fire. 5:30pm. Seal Fountain at Linden Plaza, Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Suggested donation for a star: $15. Call 563-8820.

SATURDAY 1/6 1/6: Mayor Helene Schneider’s End of Term Party Come celebrate Mayor Schneider’s 14 years of public service while raising funds to help complete the David Shelton Summer Solstice Gate. There will a short program at 5:45 p.m., food, drinks, live music, and lots of friends! 3-7pm. The Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. $50.

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1/4: Exhibit Opening: California Beautiful Santa Maria resident Sharon Foster’s stunning photographs capture the hills and valleys of the Central Coast, seeking just the right play of light and shadow for her digitally enhanced images to reflect a fresh expression of joy and wonder. The exhibit shows through March 1. Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, 2870 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos. Free.

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MUSIC of NOTE 1/6: Pato Banton & The Now Generation This band with members from L.A. and Orange counties is making its way across the country, uplifting audiences with love and positivity with its reggae, world, spiritual, and dancehall sounds. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15-$20. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com BRANTLEYGUTIERREZ

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1/5: Cambridge Drive Concert Series: Tammy Scheffer and Katie Seiler This show will feature two amazing jazz musicians from New York City. Born in Belgium, raised in Israel, and currently residing in Brooklyn, vocalist and composer Tammy Scheffer has been a creative force in N.Y.C.’s vibrant jazz scene for almost a decade as a part of the rock trio Morning Bound and the Tammy Scheffer Sextet. Katie Seiler — who was born in New Hampshire, attended Western Michigan University, received a bachelor of music in jazz voice performance, and has a master of music in jazz voice performance from the New England Conservatory — will perform her own music and original arrangements of others and dances effortlessly on the line between folk, jazz, and experimental vocal improvisation. 7:30pm. Cambridge Dr. Church, 550 Cambridge Dr., Goleta. $15-$18. Call 964-0436. cambridgedrivechurch.org

1/7: Chris Thile Multiple Grammy Award–winning MacArthur Fellow, composer, vocalist, and mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile will perform a program of his arrangements of Bach sonatas and partitas, as well as his own compositions. Don’t miss this artistic phenom in a thrilling program. 7pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$50. Call 893-3535.

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Krav Maga–centered and internationally approved practice on the Central Coast has taught self-defense workshops to some Santa Barbara police officers and UCSB student groups. Classes range from a cardio-fitness boot camp to women’s self-defense, which has proved popular in recent years. Sanchez and another instructor, Elizabeth Turner, say that they’ve seen an increase in women coming to the center, numbering up to twothirds of their clientele. Some come after being sexually assaulted, while others look for practical fitness training. Newcomers can join at any time. “Anyone can do it,” Turner said.“We get people who have been attacked, and there’s no pressure or judgment. It’s hard, but they work through it.” — Gwendolyn Wu

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deserve something exciting after waiting in line for 20 minutes.” And that’s another thing: She works quickly, often painting 15-20 kids during a one-hour booking. For shy or sensitive kids, she’ll often walk them through the process, showing them her brushes and sponges, and letting them try out a clean brush first. “Some kids are very sensitive to people touching them, or some kids are very squiggly,” she said.“So I’ll say, you know what, let’s try this on your arm.’” It works, according to Erika Ronchietto, director of The Learningden Preschool on Hollister, who’s been hiring Perez for the past 10 years.“She’s more than just a face painter; she’s someone who kids develop a relationship with,” said Ronchietto. “She has her own little community.” Perez, who moved to the area from Michoacán, Mexico, prides herself on having a number of clients in her own community. “I love the face painting that I do, and I want people from different economic levels to be able to have that for their kids,” she said. Perez works on a sliding scale, trying to be accessible to as many superhero and princess hopefuls as possible. —Talya Meyers COURTESY

nyone who thinks 3-year-olds and face painting don’t mix has never seen Maria Perez at work. Under her speedy hands, even the wriggliest kid can emerge with an intricate new disguise. That’s the magic of Perez, a face painter and Santa Barbara preschool teacher of more than 20 years. “I think just knowing where kids are [emotionally] gives me a soothing touch for [those] who feel a little overwhelmed,” she said. Perez has no formal art training; it was actually preschool teaching that introduced Perez to face painting. “We had [an] event at my preschool, and I offered to do the face painting,” she said. “The excitement kids get … it was a magic thing. I did not expect it.” Hooked, she started packing a makeup bag and heading to Oak Park, where she practiced on willing passersby for free. Today, Perez has a unique style, with complex, detailed freehand designs, ombré effects, and swooping, fluid lines. She refuses to use templates, lookbooks, or stencils and tries never to do precisely the same design twice. “It helps me grow, not bringing a template, not bringing a picture,” she said. “Kids

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n a gloomy Thursday afternoon, a chorus of “yessir” rises above the heads of a dozen little kids. As part of their youth training at the Santa Barbara Krav Maga Family Self Defense Center, they’re obediently practicing how to break a fall. The kids giggle as lead instructor Pedro Sanchez runs toward them with a giant padded cushion, about as wide as the kids are tall. As much fun as they’re having, the youth program at S.B. Krav Maga is putting them to the test. A few feet away, a motto stamped on the front desk reads, “Train like your life depends on it … because it does!!!” Krav Maga (Hebrew for “contact combat”) is the training technique used by the Israeli Defense Forces and emphasizes real-world fighting scenarios. Instructors build both situational awareness and fear and stress inoculation in students. Newcomers pick up on the techniques quickly, Sanchez said, reaching a high level of proficiency in a short amount of time. More important, the programs teach people not to abuse the skills they learn. While the classes teach students how to respond quickly and aggressively to an attacker, Sanchez said that the real lesson is that they’re in a place where they won’t freak out and can easily get out of trouble. “Our philosophy is to take our students and give them tools to fight back in any situation,” Sanchez said. The studio’s five full-time instructors foster much more than self-defense skills. After youth classes, they approach parents and ask about holidays, family vacations, and how their kids are doing in school. The same practice is applicable to the outside groups that instructors work with. In the last few years, the only

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e’s been there before, teetering on the cusp of qualifying for a spot among the very best competitive surfers in the world. Yet, a few eyebrows were raised when the World Surf League (WSL) called Conner Coffin’s recent victory at the 2017 Vans World Cup, at Hawai‘i’s famed Sunset Beach, a “sneaky one”—because in reality there was nothing sly about it. Conner and his younger brother, Parker—two in a long legacy of Santa Barbara’s upper echelon of surf —have been earning their chops along Hawai‘i’s North Shore for the past decade. Just two winters ago, during his rookie year, Conner Coffin needed to make the final of the World Cup to qualify for the WSL’s World Championship Tour. Coffin didn’t disappoint, Conner Coffin surfing his way to the final and stepping onto surfing’s biggest world stage. This year, Coffin arrived in Hawai‘i, ranked in the precarious 21st position. The cutoff is at 22. His entire 2017 campaign—10 months of competitive surfing at 11 events worldwide—had been plagued by inconsistency. Though he had some standout heats, he had never advanced past round four. Coincidentally, at the final event of the year, the Billabong Pipe Masters, held at Hawai‘i’s famed Pipeline, Coffin needed at least a round-four finish to secure his spot for the 2018 season. “[That victory at] Sunset was a kickstarter for me at Pipeline,” he said. “Getting in some heat time really got me going.” In his round-one heat at Pipeline, Coffin benefited from an interference call against Australia’s Julian Wilson and advanced straight to round three. But things didn’t get easier—Coffin was pitted against three-time world champ Mick Fanning. However, as time was running out during the 30-minute exchange, Coffin picked off the wave of the heat, earning an 8.80 out of a possible perfect 10 to advance to round four. And just like that, he made the cut for next year’s world championship tour. Coffin would go on to finish a respectable ninth place at Pipeline. “Going into Pipe, I knew I needed to get to the fourth round,” said a relieved Coffin, “but I wasn’t focusing on what heat I had to make; [I was] just focusing on my surfing and [winning] as many heats as I could. If I hadn’t advanced out of round three against Fanning, I wouldn’t have qualified [for next year], so that ended up being a really important heat.” Coffin ended 2017 ranked 20th in the world in a field of 45. On the women’s side, Santa Barbara’s Lakey Peterson bounced back from 2016’s injury-riddled season to turn in one of her most consistent performances on the championship tour. Her 2017 season included two runner-up and two semi-final finishes on the 10-contest circuit, which starts each February in Australia and wraps up in Hawai‘i in December, with stops in Brazil, Fiji, California, and Europe along the way. Peterson finished 2017 ranked sixth in the world. —Chuck Graham

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eff Farrell has slowed ters Jamie and Ryann on the down since he was the tour against the Netherlands fastest swimmer in the and China, along with Paige world 57 years ago, but Hauschild. All scored goals as not as much as other men his the U.S. went 4-0 in the series. age. Entering the 80-84 age group for the first time, the RIP: By virtue of having played Montecito resident won the for both the L.A. Rams in the 50-meter freestyle at a MasNFL and Oakland Raiders in ters meet in the City of Comthe old AFL, Alex Bravo has merce last month. His time received ample recognition as of 31.25 seconds bettered the one of the many great football players to come out of Santa world age record of 31.74 set by Hiroshi Matsumoto of Barbara High. Bravo himself Japan in 2016. once told me that the best athFarrell has found the lete of his time (the late 1940s) competition diminishing as was his lesser-known teamhe moves up in age groups. mate Dell Mora. “I enjoyed swimming against Mora died on Thanksgiving myself and succeeding,” he Day at the age of 87. He spent said. He’s had many successes his entire life in Santa Barbara, in the pool, most famously in working as a tradesman after high school. He was known 1960 when he swam to make the U.S. Olympic team six as a fierce competitor while days after undergoing an lettering in four appendectomy. After tellsports as a Don, and he rekindled ing the story throughout the years, he finally wrote it that spirit in his AMPHIBIOUS LIFE: Jeff Farrell represented the Santa Barbara Swim Club Masters when he set a new down in a book, My Olympic late thirties when world age-group record in the 50-meter freestyle last month. Story. he took up fourA healthy lifestyle keeps wall handball, a Farrell going. The end of his work day as a Realtor will usu- she had to replace a player in foul trouble.“I barely got a sip sport that demands sharp reflexes and ally find him“ swimming 1,000 to 1,400 yards at the Monte- of Gatorade,” she said. ambidextrous coor coorcito YMCA. Edelman expected that her young teammate from Clodination. He won vis West, the No. 1 prep team in the nation last year, would BASKETBALL COMEBACKS: “Rising from the ashes” is not tolerate losing in college. “Bates lost like 10 games in cham 15 national chaman expression that has taken on a literal meaning for thou- high school,” she said. “We almost matched that [in a pionships in singles sands of California residents. In its figurative sense, it applies month].” and doubles. He was to the UCSB women’s basketball team. The Gauchos had UCSB rolled another pair of sevens last week, defeatinducted into the been scorched by a nine-game losing streak when they ing New Mexico State, 77-47, in Las Cruces. Sarah Southern California took the floor against San Diego State Porter went five-for-nine from downtown, and the Handball Association on December 22. They sputtered in Gauchos made 14 three-pointers in all. The two-game Hall of Fame in 1996. the first quarter and fell behind the winning streak may be more indicative than their 3-9 overall Dennis Kittle reports Aztecs, 16-7. A double-digit decline record as they swing into Big West Conference action with a that one of his fellow San in the offing? pair of home games this week: against Long Beach State at 7 Marcos High Hall of Fame athletes, Pete Liebengood, Suddenly, the tide turned. First- p.m. Thursday, January 4, and Cal Poly at 2 p.m. on Saturday. died December 22 in Redwood City. Liebengood, a 1962 year guard Sarah Bates triggered a graduate of San Marcos, was a football lineman who was barrage of three-point baskets, and the fans in the Thunder- SMOKED OUT: Among the many events cancelled because All-Far West at San Francisco State. He later became a sports dome perked up considerably. In the second half, the inside of the Thomas Fire was the celebration of Kami Craig’s reporter, anchor, and producer for TV stations in Sacramento and San Francisco, also putting in some time during game clicked, as 64 post player Drew Edelman scored 19 retirement from the national women’s n of her game-high 25 points. When it was over, the Gauchos water polo team. It was supposed to the start-up days of ESPN. take place December 16 at her school, celebrated a 77-64 victory. “There was a happy dance in the locker room,” third-year Santa Barbara High, along with coach Bonnie Henrickson said after seeing the kind of an exhibition match between the game she expected from the Gauchos. “We don’t practice U.S. and the Netherlands. The JOHN like that,” she said of their error-prone ways during the los- match was moved to Orange ing streak. “We practice well. That’s the butt-kicker.” County, and Craig’s fête in her Edelman, who often draws fouls, said her practice time hometown will be rescheduled. 1/6: College Men’s Basketball: UC Riverside at UCSB It’s Saturday Night Live included shooting free throws until she put 200 in the bas- “They’re looking at a match with at the Thunderdome, with guest host Joe Pasternack, one of the hottest young coaches ket.“I had to take 233,” she said. It paid off. Against the Aztecs, Australia in May or June,” said the in college basketball. The game was moved to a late time slot so it would be televised on she went nine-for-nine. Also standing tall were fellow two-time Olympic gold medalist. ESPNU. Pasternack’s Gauchos, picked to finish sixth in the Big West by a preseason media seniors Chaya Durr, who was disruptive with her defensive Santa Barbara continues poll, enter conference play at Cal Poly tonight (Thu., Jan. 4) with the best overall record (11pressure, and Makala Roper, who dished out eight assists. to be well represented on the 3). They have won 10 of their last 11 games. Saturday’s matchup features two outstanding Bates, who scored 15 points, was leader of the new crew. world’s top women’s water polo sophomore guards, Dikymbe Martin of the visiting Highlanders and Max Heidegger of the The spunky guard summed up what it takes to win games: team. Kiley Neushul, who also Gauchos. Both have posted 30-point games this season. 9pm. 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Wesley, who sold wine at Lazy Acres in the 1990s before bar tells me, a few days before the veteran starting The Winehound and, most recently, Savoy winemonger opened Laplace Wine Bar & Wines. Peterson, who is now 75, finally retired a year ago Shop, “it should grab your attention and and was happy to support Dunbar’s dream. But other make you feel like you are in another place.” than financial support and emotional encouragement, For Dunbar, that other place is often France, where Peterson explained,“I don’t have an active presence here she was wooed into a love affair with Burgundy and now nor do I plan to be.” discovered the well-priced treasures of Languedoc Dunbar’s dream goes all the way back to a mid-1990s and Roussillon more than 20 years ago, visit to France, which she won for before any of those regions achieved the Veteran Winemonger Betty selling tons of Champagne that year. mainstream acclaim they enjoy today. Dunbar Opens Wine Bar and “This feels like home,” she thought, But that place can also be Santa Barbara recalled a particularly meaningful Bottle Shop in Funk Zone and connection to a passionate maker of wine country, which Dunbar was explorbiodynamic wines. “That’s it,” Dunbar ing by the early 1980s, when she worked BY MATT KETTMANN for the Liquor Barn in Thousand Oaks. remembered concluding. “I’m gonna Along the way, she sold wine for the Henry Wine Group, get rid of my microwave; I’m gonna slow down; I’m worked most every winemaking/growing/marketing/ gonna enjoy the moment. That brings us to today.” managing job for The Brander Vineyard, ran her own There were plenty of highs and lows along the way. import company called Vinalia for nearly a decade, Dunbar started Vinalia in 2000 and found a great tour opened Wine + Beer in the S.B. Public Market, and guide and mentor in Paul Wasserman, son of legendary worked for The Winehound as well. importer Becky Wasserman. “He was my teacher, and All of those experiences and many more come he introduced me to Burgundy,” she explained, listing together at Laplace, which Dunbar and her business off a retinue of prominent people she met.“I didn’t even partner, Dennis Peterson, opened in the Funk Zone a realize at that time, but they were the superstars of Burfew weeks ago. The bar offers 24 wines by the glass, a gundy. That started my love affair with Burgundy, and it number of beers on draft and in bottle, and a range of was also the demise of my business.” small foodstuffs, such as packed sardines and cheese That’s because she invested heavily in Burgundy plates. The bottle YATCHISIN shop, meanwhile, carries about 250 just before the Great Recession, the wrong time to be BY GEORGE wines priced from $10 to $400, with about 60 percent sitting on a lot of expensive wine. “I closed my doors pretty clean,” said Dunbar. “I paid my debts, but I lost imports and 40 percent West Coast. “These are all wines that scream sense of place and my house.” This time around, Dunbar found investment over-deliver,” said Dunbar, who considers the casual help in Peterson before venturing out on her own again. layout—which features light panels inlaid with wine As to the name, Laplace, Dunbar settled on it after six bottles by Seth Brayer, a large corkboard by Dunbar months of searching. It’s an ode to the French scholar, herself, tabletop displays of Peterson’s collectible wine Pierre-Simon Laplace, who developed a theory on tides, boxes, and lots of couches on the patio—to be a “conver- among other advancements in math and science. It’s sational lounge setting.” She explained,“I want everyone pronounced “la-ploss,” but Dunbar realizes “some peoto feel welcome here.” ple are gonna say ‘la-place’ and that’s okay.” In the rear of Laplace’s opening came after nearly two years of the bar hangs a poster of Laplace, with one of his most remodeling and re-permitting the former Castagnola famous axioms from 1827: “What we know is not much. seafood facility on the corner of Santa Barbara and What we do not know is immense.” East Yanonali streets. It had been used as a commercial Dunbar does know that, in addition to special tasting kitchen in years past yet retained the original 1975 per- events like the upcoming one on sparkling wines, she’ll mits for a fish processing plant.“It caught up to us,” said be offering flights of sherry, madeira, and other less Dunbar.“We really wanted to make sure all of our cards common beverages, all to encourage “palate explorawere on the table.” That took time, brand-new plumbing, tion.” Said Dunbar, “I want to push that every day here.” and a lot of frustrating trips to City Hall. Dunbar first met Peterson at a millennium dinner Laplace Wine Bar and Shop (205 Santa Barbara St.; almost 18 years ago. A former U.S. Marine, like Dunbar’s laplacewinebar.com; 880-WINE [9463]) is hosting a tasting of father, Peterson had found financial success in the self- more than 20 sparkling wines on Thursday, February 8, at 6-9 storage business and learned to love wine through Bob p.m. for $60. hen you smell and taste a wine,” Betty Dun-

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There was a time, before lines spilled out the door every day, when Handlebar Coffee Roasters felt like a hidden gem. Upon opening in 2012, the small hole-in-the wall on East Canon Perdido Street across from the Presidio was a place I held dear not only for its gourmet coffee and beautiful location, but mostly for the personalized service — those barista smiles and kind questions about my day that went along with my latte. Owners Aaron Olson and Kim Anderson’s genuine warmth put a spring in my step that can’t be attributed to espresso alone. Thankfully, while they have expanded to an impressive new midtown location on De la Vina Street, authentically friendly service is something they haven’t outgrown. “Coffee is what might bring people in,” explained Olson. “But helping those same people enjoy their day from great customer experience, great atmosphere, and offering a smile and friendship is what builds Now Offering Food, community.” More Beverages, and The new, larger location was the Entertainment on original Safeway grocery store in De la Vina Street Santa Barbara. Built in the 1930s, the space has a modern, urban feel BY REBECCA HORRIGAN with high ceilings, plenty of natural light, exposed brick, and a bow-truss ceiling. “We let the age, character, and craftsmanship of the building speak for itself,” Olson said. There’s also enough room to house their newly restored 1961 German-built Probat roaster and a full kitchen, where they bake about 50 percent of their pastries and offer breakfast, lunch, and small bites, such as their standout avocado toast. Not all avocado toast is created equal, and Handlebar puts its signature, high-quality spin on this masterpiece, jazzed up with tahini, pomegranate seeds, sprouts, watermelon radishes, and tomato. Add a soft-boiled egg to take it to the next level. They also feature pop-up events such as a ramen night and Taco Tuesday, as well as live music. On a recent evening, they offered two varieties of fresh Roman-style pizza baked in-house by their head chef, Sandra Adu Zelli, whose husband is Italian. “She has a ton of skills, and, along with the team, she is baking the pastries, developing the breakfast/lunch menu, and always striving for more,” Olson said. The pizza paired perfectly with their delicious Hocus Pocus syrah, but could be enjoyed with any of their eight beers on tap, cider, and seven notable wines. “Our friend Rajat Parr, who is a world-renowned sommelier, curated the wine and cider we carry, and we couldn’t be happier with the outstanding local, small producers he turned us on to that excel at their craft,” Olson said. The café always oozed bicycle culture, as both owners were previously professional cyclists, primarily racing in Europe. But with the expanded beverage options and later hours, there’s an even more European vibe now. [Due to the lingering effects of the Thomas Fire, Handlebar will be maintaining its traditional downtown schedule in the new location, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., though still with occasional evening events.] The owners have no plans to open another location, with the focus being to simply improve on what they already do so well. “Quality over quantity every time for us,” Olson explained. “Our hopes are the same as downtown: to make a place where the community can come together to share experiences, laughs, and time with each other.” 2720 De la Vina St.; handlebarcoffee.com

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C’EST CHEESE CAFÉ CLOSES: The Thomas Fire hit Santa Barbara businesses hard when potential customers stayed away to avoid the ash and smoke permeating the South Coast. Even ever-popular C’est Cheese at 825 Santa Barbara Street was unable to escape the slowdown in traffic, although the main cheese store continues to be open along with the catering service. “We are heartbroken to announce that we have had to close down our café for the time being,” said a letter from owners Michael and Kathryn Graham to customers, noting that their retail and catering departments remain open. The closure included laying off 15 people. “That was by far the

most difficult part of this,” Michael told the Santa Barbara Independent last month.“They are all such wonderful and talented people that we had to let go and didn’t deserve this at all.” Started in 2003 by Michael and Kathryn Graham, C’est Cheese has built up a large and loyal fan base. Many restaurants source all of their cheeses at C’est Cheese, and they have a regular following of people who come in every week or two to get their cheeses. The café was added to C’est Cheese when the business expanded in May 2014. I’m told that they will reassess the situation in early 2018.

RESTAURANT CONNECTION: Reader Annie also says that Restaurant Connection’s Facebook page says that they now offer Wildwood Kitchen and Shalhoob’s Funk Zone Patio for delivery. STARBUCKS REMODEL FINISHED: Starbucks at State

and Cota (539 State St.) closed for a complete remodel and, I am told, is now open for business. STARTUP’S SMARTPHONE GIFTCARDS: This just in from

reader Kevin Whelan: “We have built a mobile app called Airshare that allows people to give and receive local restaurants’ and businesses’ gift cards on their phone. Airshare is a local S.B. business helping shift gift card spend from Starbucks, Amazon, iTunes, etc. to local Santa Barbara businesses. You can view a demo of the app at airshare.com. Here’s to the ash clouds moving on and life returning back to normal!” MAGIC CASTLE UPDATE: Word on the street is that

the Magic Castle may open in the former home of Café del Sol in Montecito as soon as February. The original Magic Castle in Hollywood is the clubhouse of the Academy of Magical Arts and is private, allowing entrance only to members and their guests. A typical evening features magic shows that range from miracles right under your nose to full-stage illusions. The Castle is full of rare memorabilia, and there’s also a critically acclaimed, full-service dining room. As a teenager, The Restaurant Guy put on magic shows for many a birthday party. Do you think they will let me in?

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very social progression has a musical soundtrack that is characterized by the era. Conversely, the songs then define the era from which they originated, allowing us to trace our social history through the sound and lyrics of the works of popular musicians. In the last century, social shifts have been delineated and represented by associated artistic movements that include the fearless modernity of jazz in the early 20th century; the patriotic bigband sound of the WWII era; the rebellious spirit of rock ’n’ roll in the ’50; the mindexpanding experimentation of the ’60s; the embracing of African-American culture through the rise of funk in the ’60s and ’70s; and various forms of rock and hiphop today. This season, Theater League brings a series of musicals to the Granada stage that re-create key musical moments in history. Last month’s Jersey Boys, for example, illustrated the doo-wop culture of the ’50s and ’60s; the upcoming Let It Be celebrates the psychedelic peace-and-love vibes of the 1960s; and Kinky Boots honors the more recent shift toward gender nonconformity and LGBTQ inclusion. And, on January 9-10, Theater League presents Berry Gordy’s Motown: The Musical, a show about the groundbreak-

ing performers who set the tone for a changing cultural tide in the ’60s and ’70s. A celebration of the legendary AfricanAmerican artists who brought funky urban beats to mainstream audiences, Motown presents acts such as the Commodores, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robin-

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Motown: The Musical runs Tuesday-Wednesday, January 9-10, 7:30 p.m., at The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street. Call 899-2222 or see granadasb.org. son, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson Five, and Diana Ross and the Supremes, telling the story of producer Gordy’s rise to prominence as he transformed Detroit from “Motor Town” to a city at the forefront of the musical revolution. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the show’s title refers to Gordy’s Detroitbased record label, Motown Records. The musical takes place in 1983, at a 25th-anniversary party for the label and its artists. As they celebrate a quarter century of influential music, Gordy recalls his story, from the old neighborhood to platinum sensations that moved the nation. The show features medleys of the label’s greatest hits that remind audiences of both the fun and for-

ward thinking of this generation of music. The performance brings the memorable voices and personalities of the era back to the stage, and audiences can expect to relive (or experience for the first time) the specific sounds of the funk and soul made famous by Gordy’s stable of artists. Based on his autobiography, To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown, the musical follows Gordy to the big-time in Detroit as he brings an expression of the African-American experience into the Top 40. Beyond the nostalgia factor of enjoying a concert of best-loved songs, Motown delves into concepts of racism and activism. Ensemble member Eran Scoggins describes Gordy’s work in the musical sphere as telling the story of the African-American experience as the civil rights movement steeped through a segregated society. “Gordy wanted to bring the voice of the culture to a broad audience,” said Scoggins, and described Motown as a history lesson that illuminates the culture that created the music. With the death of Martin Luther King Jr. and the strides of the civil rights movement in recent cultural memory, Gordy’s message of love and unity is played against the background of a society shifting toward inclusion and equality.

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This Friday-Sunday, January 5-7, Santa Barbara will be buzzing when science and technology collide with pop culture at the fourth annual Raw Science Film Festival. The brainchild of bioengineer and ballet dancer Keri Kukral, the three-day event consists of movies, exhibits, and educational workshops, with the mission of ensuring “fact-based scientific experts stay at the forefront of popular culture,” according to Kukral. The festival kicks off with a VIP reception on Friday at 7 p.m., at the S.B. University Club. The following evening at 6 p.m., there will be a black-tie, red-carpet awards ceremony at the Lobero Theatre, with entertainment by Susaye Greene, the La Boheme Dance Company, and WJM the Band. Throughout the festival, there will be seminars, exhibits, screenings, and speakers discussing topics such as interstellar travel, human longevity, scalable health care, and the ethics of space travel. The last day of the fest brings science and Hollywood together with talks by film producer Lynda Obst (Interstellar, Contact) and writer/ producer Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange, Passengers). Ticket prices range from $10 (students) to $150 (VIP that includes all the weekend’s events). — Michelle Drown

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his exhibition, which features eight On the opposite side of the gallery, there’s exemplary narrative paintings from a magnificent 18th-century scroll from China a range of Asian art traditions and is titled “Farewell by a Bridge.” The artist Zhang on view through February 25 at the Santa Yin has illustrated the scene in such a way Barbara Museum of Art, emphasizes the that a marvelous landscape nearly dwarfs versatility of these cultures when it comes the two mortal holy men who say goodbye to expressing stories through images. It also at the foot of a small bridge. Although the serves as a reminder of the complex inter- men are diminished by the giant tree behind weaving of fables and beliefs that links Tibet them, they must be very special people to India, for example, to deserve to have their and Japan to China. parting memorialized in STORY-TELLING EXHIBIT Whether one is looking painting on which such INCLUDES WORKS FROM INDIA, aextraordinary at a continuous narrarepresentaTIBET, CHINA, AND JAPAN tive presented in a single tional resources have been frame or a scroll annolavished. by Charles Donelan Two of the highlights tated with text that goes on for many episodes, in this small but mighty these works all provide evidence of the cen- exhibit come from Japan. The colorful 17thtrality of narrative to the maintenance and century painting “Dawn in the Geisha Quartransfer of religious beliefs and structures of ters” offers a delightful depiction of life in the feeling across not only the centuries but also notorious ukiyo, or “floating world,” of the Edo period, 1600-1867. While the premise that linguistic and geographic boundaries. For example, the Jataka tales that describe prostitutes and their customers would wake previous incarnations of Gautama Buddha up at dawn to watch a cockfight may seem are native to India, but here three of them unlikely, taken as a fable symbolizing other, show up as the subjects of an early 19th- more intimate acts, the lively scene comes into century painting from Eastern Tibet. In a suitably soft focus. each, a king experiences his emerging BudThe masterpiece of masterpieces here is a dha nature through feeling extraordinary vertically oriented ink painting circa 1792 by empathy. Whether that empathy involves the Japanese artist Kushiro Unsen. This big, understanding an elephant or helping a lyrical image pays tribute to a famous episode mysteriously bottomless traveling priest, the in the history of Chinese poetry, the “Litermessage is the same — act generously in this ary Gathering at Lanting” convened by the life and you will receive karmic upgrades in calligrapher/poet Wang Xizhi at the Orchid future ones. Exquisite transitional passages Pavilion in 353 ce. Poets gathered to play a depicting clouds and mountains serve to both drinking game in which floating cups of wine separate and unify the various episodes into a became cues for the writing of poems, and single composition. the incident has since served in both China Two paintings from India tell stories from and Japan to create gatherings devoted to the life of Krishna. In one, Krishna’s brother, the cultivation of poetry. The Santa Barbara Balarama, patron of farmers and cowherds, Museum of Art will continue the tradition on looks on as the righteous one wades in to Sunday, January 21, with “Learning to Love the liberate a score of bedeviled bovines. If this Literati,” an event celebrating the release of a action piques your interest, consider it satis- new book of poetry inspired by the museum fied by an adjacent panel,“Krishnalila,” which and written by 41 area poets, including Chryss contains illustrations of nearly 100 separate Yost, Alison Bailey, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, such episodes. Don’t worry about picking Ron Alexander, and many more. For reservahim out; Krishna is easy to spot, as his skin is tions, contact the museum at sbma.net/events/ literati. n always bright blue.

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he past year was quite productive for Chris Thile. He took over the venerable A Prairie Home Companion syndicated radio show, replacing Garrison Keillor’s familiar tales from Lake Wobegon with a fresh and distinctly musical sensibility. He also released three albums: a wonderful set of jazz duets with pianist Brad Mehldau, a Bach trio album with Edgar Meyer and Yo-Yo Ma, and finally, in December, Thanks for Listening, which gathers 10 of the topical songs he wrote for the radio show into a single collection. The album’s tracks are based in part on the news of the week, and the good news is that these are consistently great songs. Thile laments the end of the Obama presidency in the bittersweet ballad “Stanley Ann,” mocks the echo chambers of social media on “Feedback Loop,” and twits Trump and fake news on the bouncy “Falsetto.” Produced in the studio with Thile playing most of the

instruments, the arrangements are gorgeous, layered, and precise, while the playing and singing retain the playfulness and spontaneity of their original context. Look for Thile to trot out many of these compositions when he arrives at Campbell Hall for his upcoming UCSB Arts & Lectures concert on Sunday, January 7, at 7 p.m. See artsandlectures.ucsb .edu. —Charles Donelan

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t’s been a long time since one of the finest U.K. shoegazer bands of the 1990s put out an album — 21 years, in fact. But it’s safe to say that Ride, who were the missing link between the Stone Roses and Oasis (indeed, Ride co-vocalist/guitarist Andy Bell eventually joined Oasis before that band self-imploded), is back. What a joy it is, then, to once again hear Mark Gardener’s richly warm vocals cresting on Ride’s swirling guitar lines in transcendent flashes of satori. Weather Diaries — which particularly shines on the lysergic, Byrds-like “Charm Assault,” Donovan-meets-Popol Vuh-esque “Home Is a Feeling,” and the affectionate ode to our great state, “Cali”— fits nicely with the band’s

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t’s good to see a talented poet embracing the fact that for most poets in their fifties or younger, popular music is at least as important an influence on their work as poetry itself. In Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music, Michael Robbins acknowledges that “popular music is democratic in a way poetry’s not and probably can’t be,” but he does his level best to braid the two art forms together in a collection of lively and often hilarious essays. Robbins is obsessed with the poetry he read and the music he listened to in his own adolescence, and while his writing on the topic is often funny, ultimately I was less interested in hearing how much Journey meant to him in 7th grade than I was in reading his snarky comments about his early influences. On the later poems of Charles Simic:“They’re comfortable, unassuming, the sort of thing an investment banker might discover in the New Yorker and send to his son at MIT.” On James Wright: “It is easy to feel that, if fetal alcohol syndrome could write poetry, it would write this poetry.” Robert Hass is “given to pedantic soothsaying, telling the reader how it is in tones that suggest he is just slightly winded from having jogged down the slopes of Parnassus.” Robbins loves the music of Neil Young, but he skewers his memoir: “No one expects belles lettres from rock stars, but it’s depressing to learn that one of your heroes writes like a composition student aiming for the earnest tone of a public service announcement.” Who does he like? Wallace Stevens, of course, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Among his contemporaries, he lauds Joshua Clover and Juliana Spahr. Pauline Kael is a favorite

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ack in 1986, the indie film world was atwitter over She’s Gotta’ Have It, a sparkling, low-budget but high-style debut by Spike Lee, who went on to become an outspoken leader among African-American directors. Among other distinctions between Lee’s breakout, debut indie film versus the new Netflix “limited series,” 31 years later, the film’s (and Lee’s frequent) home turf of Brooklyn has definitely changed since the original. Gentrification has crept in and is digging deep into the borough, sexual and racial politics have morphed in various directions, and, not least, the sea change of formats on screens, large and small. The it-seeking “she” in question here is Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise), a 27-year-old emerging, soul-searching but confident artist who has strictly self-defined her sex life by juggling three lovers: the older businessman Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent), the buff narcissist Greer Childs (Cleo Anthony), and the rhyme-timing, hip-hopped, bespectacled Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos), who we assume is a surrogate for Lee in his younger days. As Nola says in one of many confessions to the admiring camera, “I’m dealing with who I am right now. I’m not a freak. I’m not a sex addict, and I’m definitely nobody’s property.” That last qualifier is central to the feminist emphasis of the narrative. It was a natural move for the flexible Lee, who has worked on television documentaries and other smallscreen matters, to move into the newly fruitful and more-or-less uncensored realm of the Netflix-era “limited series” game. After all, one of his cinematic heroes, Woody Allen, even had to have some of that TV action. Even so, if this She’s Gotta Have It is a tasty and refreshingly African-American-themed item on the busy TV landscape, Lee’s limited series lacks the audacious, fresh charm of the original. And Lee seems to have slipped in his ability to create a “joint” worth hanging out in, at least in terms of a binge-able dimension of a hang. The wavering quality of a narrative penned by multiple different writers for each episode impinges on the continuity of the whole. Still, there are plenty of satisfying moments and recur-

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PREMIERES The Commuter (104 mins., PG-13) Ever since starring in the 2008 film Taken, Liam Neeson has had a string of action thriller hits. In The Commuter, Neeson plays mild-mannered insurance salesman Michael McCauley, who, one day, while on the train he takes to and from work, is offered $100,000 by a stranger to identify another commuter. Mystery, mayhem, and action ensue.

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Insidious: The Last Key (103 mins., PG-13) The fourth installment of the Insidious franchise, this horror film sees Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) returning to her childhood home in New Mexico to investigate the supernatural episodes occurring there. Camino Real/Metro 4

I, Tonya (119 mins., R) In this black comedy biopic, Margot Robbie portrays Olympic skater Tonya Harding, who is infamous for attacking rival Nancy Kerrigan prior to the 1994 Olympic Games. The film is presented in mockumentary style and also breaks the fourth wall. Sebastian Stan, Bobby Cannavale, and Allison Janney also star. Paseo Nuevo

Paddington 2 (103 mins., PG) In this sequel to 2014’s Paddington, the starring bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) is settled into his home in London’s Windsor Gardens with the Browns. But

when Paddington witnesses a robbery for which there is no evidence of another thief, authorities wrongly accuse the bear and lock him up in prison. The Browns mount a defense while Paddington gets into one mishap after another while in jail. The film also stars Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, and Hugh Bonneville. Fairview/Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Jan. 11)

The Post (115 mins., PG-13) Meryl Streep stars as Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham as she and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) face off against the government over the publishing of the Pentagon Papers, released to the press by Daniel Ellsberg, a secret study showing that Johnson Administration had lied about the U.S. role in Vietnam

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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 mariachiinfluenced 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) Fiesta 5

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A different kind of summer fling tale, in a different time and place and attitude, this is an affecting and invitingly atmospheric saga about same-sexual romantic urgings in a rustic Northern Italy town, circa the early ’80s. Based on the novel by André Aciman, artfully directed by Luca Guadagnino, and written for the screen by James Ivory (originally slated to also direct, with Shia LaBeouf and Greta Scacchi in the cast), the film subtly traces the slow-burning magnetism between the carnally awakening 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and a visiting graduate student Oliver (Armie Hammer). Their secret summer flowering is told with a graceful cinematic arc, with Sufjan Stevens’s suitably dreamy songs, classical music, and a snort of Psychedelic Furs selectively dropped into the sweetly melancholic mise-en-scène. Michael Stuhlbarg quietly shines as the father, who, in a moving, wisdom-dispensing scene later in the films, circles around his son’s gay relationship by suggesting that “nature has cunning ways of finding our secret spot.” Chalamet was also selected to receive a Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award. (JW) Riviera

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 early days as PM during World War II as Hitler’s army advances toward Great Britain. The Hitchcock

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 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.

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.

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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. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo 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 people-eating 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 the Jaguar’s Eye to its rightful place and then saying “Jumanji.” Fairview/Fiesta 5

O Lady Bird

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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-yearold 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) Fiesta 5

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. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

The Shape of Water 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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O Star Wars: The Last Jedi (152 mins., PG-13)

In the grand Star Wars catalog, The Last Jedi falls squarely into the mid-tryptic model of The Empire Strikes Back. Whereas we meet new characters in the first of each trio and find closure by the third, the second films surround an extended retreat and regrouping. That leaves time to explore the spiritual side of the Force and learn a bit more about the motivations for our beloved gang of star warriors, most of whom we remeet, including many from the original series as well as Finn, Rey, and Poe from The Force Awakens, within the first 15 minutes. In that vein, The Last Jedi is a successful and pure entry into the catalog, and a very entertaining film, and yet, like at the end of Empire, you’re left wanting a bit more. (MK) Arlington/Camino Real/Metro 4

O Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (115 mins., R) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is, without a doubt, the best film I’ve seen all year. With a star-studded cast including Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, and up-andcomer Lucas Hedges, the film follows tough-as-nails Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) and her quest to drive the Ebbing police department to properly investigate the rape and murder of her daughter. It’s advertised as a 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)

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ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): In 2018, your past will undergo transformation. Your memories will revise and rearrange themselves. Bygone events that seemed complete and definitive will shimmy and shift, requiring new interpretations. The stories you have always told about how you became who you are will have to be edited, perhaps even rewritten. While these overhauls may sometimes be disconcerting, they will ultimately be liberating.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): In 2018, people will be drawn to you even more than usual. Some will want you to be their rock — their steady, stable source of practical truth. Some will ask you to be their tonic — their regular, restorative dose of no-nonsense. And others will find in you a creative catalyst that helps them get out of their ruts and into their grooves. And what will you receive in return for providing such a stellar service? First, there’ll be many opportunities to deepen and refine your integrity. To wield that much influence means you’ll have to consistently act with highminded motivations. And secondly, Taurus, you’ll get a steady supply of appreciation that will prove to be useful as well as gratifying.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Influences that oppose you will fade as 2018 unfolds. People who have been resistant and uncooperative will at least partially disengage. To expedite the diminishing effects of these influences and people, avoid struggling with them. Loosen the grip they have on your imagination. Any time they leak into your field of awareness, turn your attention instead to an influence or person that helps and supports you. Here’s another idea about how to collaborate with the cosmic rhythms to reduce the conflict in your life: Eliminate any unconscious need you might have for the perversely invigorating energy provided by adversaries and bugaboos. Find positive new ways to motivate yourself. Homework: I’d love to see your top five New Year’s resolutions. Share by going to RealAstrology .com and clicking on “Email Rob.”

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(June 21-July 22): I predict that in 2018 you will figure out how to get your obsessions to consistently work for your greatest good. You will come to understand what you must do to ensure they never drag you down into manic self-sabotage. The resolute ingenuity you summon to accomplish this heroic feat will change you forever. You will be reborn into a more vibrant version of your life. Passions that in the past have drained and confused you will become efficient sources of fuel for your worthiest dreams.

against the wind. Soon, exploratory missions ventured into the open sea and down along the coast of West Africa. Eventually, this new technology enabled long westward trips across the Atlantic. I propose that we make the caravel your symbol of power for 2018, Libra. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you will find or create a resource that enables you to do the metaphorical equivalent of effectively sailing into the wind.

LEO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The Aztecs were originally wanderers. They kept moving from place to place, settling temporarily in areas throughout the land we now call Mexico. An old prophecy told them that they would eventually find a permanent home at a site where they saw an eagle roosting on a cactus as it clutched a snake in its talons. There came a day in the fourteenth century when members of the tribe spied this very scene on an island in the middle of a lake. That’s where they began to build the city that in time was the center of their empire. I bring this to your attention, Scorpio, so it can serve as a metaphor to guide you in 2018. I suspect that you, too, will discover your future power spot — the heart of your domain for years to come.

(July 23-Aug. 22): Just because you have become accustomed to a certain trouble doesn’t mean you should stop searching for relief from that trouble. Just because a certain pain no longer knocks you into a demoralized daze for days at a time doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Now here’s the good news: In 2018, you can finally track down the practical magic necessary to accomplish a thorough healing of that trouble and pain. Make this the year you find a more ultimate cure.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Have you ever nursed a yearning to speak Swahili or Chinese or Russian? The coming months will be an excellent time to get that project underway. Do you fantasize about trying exotic cuisines and finding new favorite foods? I invite you to act on that fantasy in 2018. Is there a form of manual labor that would be tonic for your mental and physical health? Life is giving you a go-ahead to do more of it. Is there a handicraft or ball game you’d like to become more skilled at? Get started. Is there a new trick you’d like to learn to do with your mouth or hands? Now’s the time.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Before the 15th century, European nations confined their sailing to the Mediterranean Sea. The ocean was too rough for their fragile, unadaptable ships. But around 1450, the Portuguese developed a new kind of vessel, the caravel. It employed a triangular sail that enabled it to travel

SCORPIO

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Soulful beauty will be a major theme for you in 2018. Or at least it should be. But I suppose it’s possible you’re not very interested in soulful beauty, perhaps even bored by it. Maybe you prefer skin-deep beauty or expensive beauty or glamorous beauty. If you choose to follow predilections like those, you’ll lose out on tremendous opportunities to grow wilder and wiser. But let’s hope you make yourself available for a deeper, more provocative kind of beauty — a beauty that you could become more skilled at detecting as the year unfolds.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Let your freak flag fly” was an expression that arose from the hippie culture of the 1960s and 1970s. It was a colorful way to say, “Be your most unique and eccentric self; show off your idiosyncrasies with uninhibited pride.” I propose that we revive it for your use in 2018. I suspect the coming months will be a favorable time for you to cultivate your quirks and trust your unusual impulses. You should give yourself maximum freedom to explore pioneering ideas and maverick inclinations. Paradoxically, doing so will lead to stabilizing and enduring improvements in your life.

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PISCES

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Not every minute of every day, but when you have had the time, you’ve been searching for a certain treasure. With patience and persistence, you have narrowed down its whereabouts by collecting clues and following your intuition. Now, at last, you know its exact location. As you arrive, ready to claim it, you tremble with anticipation. But when you peel away the secrets in which it has been wrapped, you see that it’s not exactly what you expected. Your first response is disappointment. Nevertheless, you decide to abide in the presence of the confusing blessing and see what happens. Slowly, incrementally, you become aware of a new possibility: that you’re not quite ready to understand and use the treasure; that you’ll have to grow new capacities before you’ll be ready for it in its fullness.

(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): In accordance with the astrological omens, I suggest you start compiling a list titled, “People, Places, Ideas, and Things I Didn’t Realize Until Now That I Could Fall in Love With.” And then keep adding more and more items to this tally during the next 10 months. To get the project underway in the proper spirit, you should wander freely and explore jauntily, giving yourself permission to instigate interesting mischief and brush up against deluxe temptations. For best results, open your heart and your eyes as wide as you can. One further clue: Act on the assumption that in 2018 you will be receptive to inspirational influences and life-transforming teachings that you have never before been aware of.

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

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Perfusionist Case Manager Psych Services Physical Therapist Speech Language Pathologist – Per Diem

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Catering Set Up Worker Concierge Cook Data Quality Analyst Decision Support Analyst – Patient Care Diet Specialist Director – Care Management Director – Women’s Services Employee Relations Consultant Sr. Environmental Services Rep Environmental Services Supervisor Environmental Services – Unit Support EPIC Analyst Sr. – Ambulatory EPIC Client + System Administrator Sr. EPIC Clin Doc/Stork Lead EPIC Lead Beaker Analyst EPIC Revenue Cycle Analyst Floor Care Technician Food Services Rep – Cafeteria/Deli IT Business Analyst – HR IT Technical Developer (ERP) Manager – Research Compliance Manager – Service Excellence

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FBN WITHDRAWAL S TAT E M E N T OF WITHDRAWAL OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following persons (s) has (have) withdrawn as partner (s) from the partnership operating under: CONSTRUCTION REALTORS 1433 South Jameson Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 08/29/2017 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2017‑0002434. The person or entities withdrawing use of this name are as follows: Morgan Mainz 1521 Robbins Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 14, 2017. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk SEAL by Jazmin Murphy. Published. Dec 21, 28. 2017. Jan 4, 11 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 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: BUTTER MEDIA at 2301 Chapala St Santa barbara, CA 93105; Scott Kipp (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual 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 Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2017‑0003350. 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: ZERO BOUNCE, ZEROBOUNCE at 10 E. Yanonali Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Hertza L.L.C. (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Lynne Vermillion This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 07, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0003325. Published: Dec 14, 21, 28 2017. Jan 4 2018.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: SANTA BARBARA GREEN CLEAN at 145 Walnut Ln. Goleta, CA 93111; Tami Hill Chambers (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 07, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0003328. Published: Dec 14, 21, 28 2017. Jan 4 2018. 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.

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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 S TA R S , 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.

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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: O.P.E.N., STIRRUP CATERING at 4141 State Street, Ste E‑1 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Linda Kendall 868 Gwyne Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Michael Russell 919 Veronica Springs Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Limited Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 19, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0003428. Published: Dec 28 2017. Jan 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TWINEUNTANGLE at 338 Ravenscroft Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Alecia Dodge (same address) Jackson Dodge (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Alecia Dodge This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003369. Published: Dec 28 2017. Jan 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DEVICENTE MILLS HOLLIDAY ASSOCIATES at 1 North Calle Cesar Chavez, Suite 102 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Devicente & Mills Architecture, Inc. (same address) JM Holliday Associates, Inc. 288 Rosario Park Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Joint Venture Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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: 2017‑0003372. Published: Dec 28 2017. Jan 4, 11, 18 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: HOMES ‘N’ LAND REALTY, TREASURES 1 at 210 W. Fesler St. Santa Maria, CA 93458; Bobette Stanbridge (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Bobette Stanbridge 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: 2017‑0003342. Published: Dec 28 2017. Jan 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SIMPLOT GROWER SOLUTIONS at 915 L Street, Suite 1440 Sacramento, CA 95814; J.R. Simplot Company 1099 W Front Company 1099 W Front Street Boise, ID 83702 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: 2017‑0003338. Published: Dec 28 2017. Jan 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: UMAMI SUSHI at 697 North H Street Lompoc, CA 93436; Jm Bap Jip Corporation 364 Santa Barbara Shores Dr. Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Corporation 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: 2017‑0003399. Published: Dec 28 2017. Jan 4, 11, 18 2018. 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NORDIC WOODCRAFT at 414 Donze Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Michael Shannon McCray (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Michael McCrary This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 27, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0003461. Published:. Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 2018.


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NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE GERLINDE LAUREN WERTZ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV05325 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: GERLINDE LAUREN WERTZ TO: GERLINDE LAUREN JAMES THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Feb 07, 2018 9:30 am, Dept 6, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Dec 15, 2017. by Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; Teri Chavez, Deputy Clerk; Thomas P. Anderle. Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Dec 28 2017. Jan 4, 11, 18 2018.

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 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. SUMMONS ON FIRST AMENDEND COMPLAINT (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): JAMES ANDROS, as Trustee of the Andros Family Trust Dated 9/29/92 and as an individual; LUTHER BURBANK SAVINGS, a federally charted savings association; BURBANK FINANCIAL, INC., a California corporation; LAURIE BRECHEEN BALLARD, aka LAURIE BRECHEEN aka LAURIE BALLARD aka LAURIE BALLARD ANDROS, and individual; LUTHER BURBANK SAVINGS, a federally chartered savings association; BURBANK FINANCIAL, INC., a California corporation; ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, ESTATE, LIEN, OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY ADVERSE TO PLAINTIFF’S TITLE; OR ANY CLOUD ON PLAINTIFF’S TITLE TO THE PROPERTY; and DOES 1‑100, Inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: CHRISTOPHER WRATHER, Successor Trustee of the Molly W. Dolle Living Trust Created on August, 1987. (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) 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 C e n t e r ( w w w. c o u r t i n f o . c a . gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response

on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca. gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/ espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:17CIV03005 Property Address: 3353 Padero Lane, Carpenteria, CA APN 005‑ 400‑030 and 3355 Padero Lane, Carpenteria, CA APN 005‑400‑029 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: SUSAN F. PETROVICH, Esq. (805) 963.7000 BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK, LLP 1020 State, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (El nombre, la direccion, y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante que no tiene abogado es): The name and address of the court is: Santa Barbara Superior Court (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. DATE: Nov 2, 2017. By Terry Chavez, Deputy Published Dec 28. Jan 4, 11, 18 2017.

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