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In light of the recent tragic events affecting our entire community, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is offering free admission through February 28—in the belief that the power of art will provide solace, tranquility of mind, healing, and a source of inspiration going forward. EXHIBITIONS OPENING JANUARY 28:

Brought to Light: Revelatory Photographs in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection Through April 22, 2018

Crosscurrents: The Painted Portrait in America, Britain, and France, 1750–1850 Through May 27, 2018

Crosscurrents: American and European Portrait Photographs, 1840–1900 Through May 27, 2018 Please enter through the Museum Store or Park entrance (near the Library), as State Street entrance is closed. Free admission during February is a gift to our community from Clay Tedeschi and the Charles Bloom Foundation.

For more exhibitions and events, visit www.sbma.net. 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA • Tuesday–Sunday: 11 am–5 pm • Free Thursday Evenings: 5–8 pm

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“An impressive fusion of hip-hop’s pyrotechnics with contemporary dance elements.” The New York Times

Only West Coast Appearance!

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An evening of hip hop direct from France!

Kader Attou, Artistic Director The Roots Tue, Feb 6 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

French-born Algerian choreographer Kader Attou, with his company Accrorap, is one of the foremost representatives of French hip-hop dance. A transformative evening-length performance by 11 exceptional dancers.

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“There’s the circus, and then there’s Cirque Éloize.” The New York Post

Wed, Feb 7 / 7 PM (note special time) / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $40 / $19 all students (with valid ID) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

The Montreal-based circus troupe has been creating award-winning cirque shows for nearly 25 years and ranks among the world’s leading contemporary circuses. In this acrobatic adventure, 11 top-level cast members will perform phenomenal physical feats set to live music featuring songs from Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline.

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Compañía Nacional de Danza José Carlos Martínez, Artistic Director Tue, Mar 6 & Wed, Mar 7 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $35 / $19 all students (with valid ID)

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“Spain’s leading dance company [is a superb force.]… Dancers possess exquisite musical reflexes, their bodies display that mix of extravagant talent and hardworking modesty.” The Guardian (U.K.) Special Thanks:

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“In a scene crowded with excellent young ensembles, the Calidore String Quartet can assert itself with pride.” The New York Times Program

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, op. 44, no. 1 Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”) Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, op. 59, no. 3 Up Close & Musical Series sponsored in part by Dr. Bob Weinman

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International Touring Organ Mon, Feb 12 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $35 / $19 all students (with valid ID) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Carpenter means to drag the organ, along with those who would resist changing it, into the 21st century.” The Wall Street Journal Returning with his monumental self-designed electric instrument, the Juilliard-trained genius combines his “ambition, visual flair, technological savvy, inclusive tastes and bold, boundary-breaking musicianship” (The Wall Street Journal) into a spectacle that leaves the audience as bedazzled as his Swarovski-studded shoes.

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Danish String Quartet Fri, Feb 23 / 7 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall Tickets start at $25 / $15 all students (with valid ID) “These Nordic lads possess warmth, wit, a beautiful tone and technical prowess second to none.” NPR Program

Haydn: String Quartet No. 1 in B-flat Major, op. 1, no. 1 Mozart: String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major, K. 458 Widmann: Jagdquartett Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, op. 67 Event Sponsor: Anonymous Donor

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After an introduction to Wonder Woman comics by a friend not so many years ago, Janay Everett remembers thinking, “All these years! I’ve been missing out! I could have been looking at all this great art and reading these cool stories!” An oil painter based in Santa Monica who loves travel and photography, our cover artist wanted her portrait of actor Gal Gadot to be strong and “convey action rather than just a beauty shot. I wanted bold colors to make her pop off the page.” And pop she does, leading off this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival coverage most heroically.

Jeff Bridges in Living in the Future’s Past

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ON THE COVER: Gal Gadot. Portrait by Janay Everett.

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Don Katich has stepped down as full-time news content editor for the Santa Barbara News-Press, after 10 years at the helm of the S.B. area’s muchembattled daily paper. Writer Scott Steepleton has reportedly been tagged as Katich’s successor. Katich took over in 2008 just as the paper found itself in the throes of great internal upheaval — and community concern — that ultimately led to a mass exodus of its most skilled and bestknown writers, reporters, editors, and photographers. Katich somehow managed to hover above the fray of the News-Press’s many controversies. Steepleton, by contrast, seemed to ignite many of them, most recently the paper’s insistence on using the inflammatory expression “illegals” in headlines and news articles about undocumented immigrants.

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Moving Back to Montecito Residents Come Back to Mud and Varying Levels of Damage

ROUGH HOMECOMING: Volunteer crews help dig out cars still stuck in mud on Santo Tomas Lane. by Keith Hamm he repopulation of Montecito over the past week has been a mass movement of fits and starts, challenged by congested roadways and the slow but steady reactivation of storm-damaged utility systems —the water, power, heat, cable, and Wi-Fi all too easily taken for granted during life before the worst natural disaster in Santa Barbara history. Since evacuation orders were lifted across most of the 93108 zip code at noon on January 25, thousands of residents displaced by the flooding and mudslides of January 9—and thousands more ordered out a few days later, for fear that lingerers would impede ongoing search-and-rescue efforts — have returned to their homes. Many were among the most fortunate, inconvenienced only by backedup freeway off-ramps and adjacent surface streets, returning home to find SoCal Gas crews ready to turn on meters and relight pilots on natural gas appliances. Others had nothing to go home to, except perhaps a concrete slab where the family home once stood. Most returnees fell somewhere between those extremes. “The damage is mostly just outside,” said homeowner Jim Dunn, who lives with his wife in the Oaks, a hard-hit neighborhood northeast of the intersection of Coast Village and Olive Mill roads. “Mud flooded the yard and seeped inside through the doggy door.” Since being allow to return home — and still without any utilities, as of Tuesday afternoon—the Dunns have been “digging the mud away from the [exterior] walls,” he said, “hopefully to prevent mold.” He paused to point at deep tracks in the mud field across his backyard. “See all the footsteps? That’s

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from [first responders] looking for survivors and missing people.” Across the street, a dust-masked woman named Kathy, who didn’t want her last name published, said her home had been yellowtagged, which means enter with caution.“We don’t know if we have any mold yet,” she said, explaining that the crawlspace under her home had filled up with mud. She and her husband said they didn’t want to move back in until it had been checked out.“The gas and water are turned on,” she said.“We’re still waiting for electricity.” She picked up muddy trash and small branches and threw them into a nearby roll-off trash container. Late last week, a crew of volunteers with the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade spent four hours digging out her husband’s car, which had been swept out of the driveway. “It started,” she said,“and we took it to the car wash.” They spent $50 in quarters to pressurewash it, she added. Down the street, another crew of volunteers — two with the Bucket Brigade and two with Upper Ojai Relief —slogged with shovels through a two-car garage still oozing with foul-smelling black mud.“The thing I’ve learned from this is that everybody should be digging,” said brigade volunteer Josiah Hamilton. “You have to experience this [stuff] to understand what happened. This cleanup is going to take years.” While the garage and yards clearly painted a picture of the disaster’s impact, the inside of the home “is pristine,” said owner Bob Latham. “We could have a dinner party tonight. We were very, very lucky.” He’s said not sure when his utilities will be restored. Latham can, however, take comfort in the fact he won’t receive a water bill for the month

of January. That topic was up for discussion Tuesday morning at the Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors meeting. While the vast majority of Water District customers were not home to use water, the district’s standard service charge helps keep the system in proper working order, which was especially important in the middle of December as thousands of firefighters tapped into district hydrants while the Thomas Fire bore down on Montecito. The board also acknowledged that customers may have unknowingly suffered water-line breaks on their property during the flooding of January 9; they ought not to be punished with exorbitant charges when billing commences in late February or early March. The five-member board decided to let district staff prorate for down days and come up with fair accounting as meters go back online. Of the 4,600 water meters in the district, 290—all residential—have been shut down indefinitely. General Manager Nick Turner also detailed upward of $3 million in damages district-wide, including 15 major pipeline breaks, 25 sheared hydrants, and a destroyed caretaker home and outbuilding at Jameson Lake, among other topics sure to surface as the district sits down with Federal Emergency Management Agency and California Office of Emergency Services disaster reimbursement representatives next week. “Nearly all utilities were lost throughout Montecito,” he said. “It’s been an unprecedented task of taking an entire water system that’s been damaged and bringing it all back online.” On Tuesday, Turner said he was hoping to tell district customers by the end of this week that they would no longer need to boil water n before consumption.

Rail commuters who packed the trains while the 101 was out of commission might be inspired to pile back in this spring. The coastal rail agency LOSSAN, short for Los Angeles–San Diego–San Luis Obispo, is on the verge of accomplishing a feat widely viewed as impossible: an early-morning train. With the final approvals underway with rail owners, a train from Ventura is slated to arrive in Santa Barbara by 7:30 a.m. come April. The return time would still be around 4:40 p.m. The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, which administers Measure A transportation funds, met on 2/1, after press deadline, to discuss the new service subsidy as well as potential rail passes of $50 for 10 tickets and $150 for a month.

ENVIRONMENT County supervisors voted 3-2 to symbolically oppose offshore oil drilling in Central Coast waters. President Donald Trump has opened up the possibility of oil drilling off the California coast while, as County Supervisor Joan Hartmann noted, exempting the coast of Florida, where his Mar-aLago resort is located. Supervisor Steve Lavagnino lectured his colleagues about the human rights abuses in countries such as Saudi Arabia. His colleague Das Williams said Santa Barbara County should lead by example and that most of the crude oil off the Central Coast is viscous and of poor quality. The board action makes Santa Barbara County the 27th California jurisdiction to take a position opposing Trump’s plans, according to Food & Water Watch.

NATIONAL Los Padres National Forest firefighter David Dahlberg attended President Trump’s State of the Union address on 1/30, among a small group of special guests. Dahlberg played a key role in the rescue of several dozen kids and counselors on 7/8 as the Whittier Fire surrounded Circle V Ranch Camp, off Highway 154 near Lake Cachuma, in 2017. “David’s heroic actions in the face of grave danger displayed exceptional character, selflessness, and sound judgment,” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said in a statement. CONT’D ON PAGE 10 

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PEOPLE Allan Ghitterman, well known in Santa Barbara’s legal, Jewish, and liberal political circles, died this week at age 93. Born in Canada, Ghitterman served in the Canadian Air Force during World War II and moved to California afterward. In Los Angeles, he drove a cab, attended law school, and later pursued a successful career specializing in workers’ comp and real estate law. Ghitterman and his wife, Susan Rose, a former county supervisor, opened their Hope Ranch home to political fundraisers, hosting movers and shakers from the national stage, such as House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. In the legal world, Ghitterman was known as tough and formidable but warm and approachable. Over the years, he gave generously to charities such as Legal Aid, Foodbank, and the n Anti-Defamation League.


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Detective Work at Goleta Beach UCSB Team Looks for Human Source of Ocean Bacteria by Melinda Burns s convoys of trucks continue to dump mud from the Montecito debris flow every day at Goleta Beach, the quality of both the mud and the ocean water is coming under increasing scrutiny. A team of UCSB scientists is now studying the DNA of bacteria in the surf zone and the mud to find out whether it comes from humans, as opposed to horses, dogs or birds. Initial results may be available by the end of next week. “I just can’t stress enough how important it is to figure out whether there’s human waste in the mud,” said Patricia Holden, a UCSB professor of environmental microbiology who is leading the DNA study. “It’s human material that is most likely to be harmful to people and cause disease.” While testing on the debris flow itself last month, a consulting firm for the county detected levels of two substances that could pose a health risk to cleanup workers: fecal bacteria, potentially from untreated sewage, and chemicals found in gasoline and motor oil. In the wake of the January 9 disaster, the county is testing weekly for bacteria in ocean waters off all county beaches. The waters off Goleta Beach and Carpinteria Beach at Ash Avenue, another mud-disposal site, continue to show extremely high levels of bacteria, including fecal bacteria. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, a nonprofit group, is performing the same tests on a daily basis. But these simpler tests don’t identify the sources of bacteria in the water. Holden estimates she’ll need $100,000 for a three-month DNA study, and she’s raised only $27,000 to date, from UCSB Associated Students. “It’s expensive work, but it’s unequivocal to me that it has to be done,” Holden said. “This is something that takes a lot of expertise. Ideally, we’d be able to chart the course to clean water again, once the disposal stops.” Holden said her team has been studying sources and types of people pollution at Goleta Beach for two years, compiling a unique database that will be useful in this emergency. As of last week, the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, a state agency in San Luis Obispo, began requiring the county to sample the quality and size of the grains in the truckloads of mud at Goleta and Carpinteria. So far, the testing shows that only 15 percent is clay or silt — well below the standard of 25 percent

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and Toro creeks “will be reduced to one lane and controlled by stop/yield signs,” according to Caltrans. “Temporary guardrail will be used to ensure a safe environment for motorists.” The damaged bridge over Arroyo Parida Creek, along Highway 192 in Carpinteria, has been a one-way bridge since 2014, and Caltrans will not be fielding bids on its repair until 2020, according to spokesperson Jim Shivers. Division Chief Kevin Taylor with Montecito Fire said his department has positioned a two-person paramedic-patrol unit east of the damaged bridge over San Ysidro Creek to more rapidly respond to any emergencies in that portion of the dis—Keith Hamm trict.

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arents and students are demanding more Bound by federal law, the district “can’t information in the ongoing investiga- speak to any disciplinary action,” said Laution of a handful of male students at ren Bianchi Klemann, the district’s public San Marcos High School connected to pri- information officer. “And that’s been a big vate video and chat-room threats against issue with parents.” She stressed that law female students in January. According to enforcement had determined “there was no a statement released by PODER S.B. (Peo- immediate threat to students or to staff, and ple Organizing for the Defense and Equal it’s an ongoing investigation.” “Parents of students Rights of Santa Barbara youth), a social justice named in the chat room group protesting Santa were immediately conBarbara Unified School tacted by the school District’s reluctance administration to comto provide more detail municate actions taken about the case, one of the in conjunction with the four suspected teenagers Sheriff’s Office,” accord—Candice Perez, PODER S.B. appears in an instrucing to a statement from tional video on how to the district. “[We take] load a musket and shoot seriously any deroga“a thot,” a derogatory term. “And he’s wish- tory or threatening statements to students. ing luck to others who wanted to kill people Student perpetrators are being disciplined in that way,” said PODER’s Candice Perez, under the authority of the California who said she saw the video. Also, a private Education Code and Board of Education chat room featured a “list of thots that need Policy.” Superintendent Cary Matsuoka has to be eradicated,” she said. The list included “at least 16” students from San Marcos and issued an apology to the students and parSanta Barbara high schools,“mostly female,” ents of San Marcos, Santa Barbara, and Dos she added. “Students and parents feel they Pueblos high schools, and La Colina Junior haven’t gotten enough information. [We High. He has called a town hall meeting for want to] send a clear message to the district 7 p.m. on February 5 at San Marcos. —Keith Hamm that they need to be transparent.”

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esponding to dire warnings of potential heavy rains that might trigger another avalanche of mud and rock, Montecito Water District boardmember Dick Shaikewitz sought to provide grim reassurance at a community meeting held last week about Montecito’s future. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service had scanned the South Coast for future rains, he reported; there was nothing on the horizon. The bad news, he said, was no rain. The good news, he said, was exactly the same: no rain. Santa Barbara, like much of the state, finds itself back in the saddle of more drought. Except for two catastrophic interruptions —last year’s heavy February rains triggered a smaller-scale debris flow that swept away cars and cabins at El Capitán Canyon—the county finds itself in the seventh year of one of the hottest, longest droughts in recorded history. The good news here is that city residents are consuming less water per capita than any time since the 1950s. The bad news is that the high rate of conservation is beginning to trail off. City water czar Joshua Haggmark reported city conservation rates now hover at 32 percent. That’s down from 40 percent in previous months. The city’s target, Haggmark told city councilmembers this Tuesday, is 30 percent. If current trends hold, he warned, the city could find itself in a water deficit three years down the road. There may not be much choice. That’s because Haggmark might have a harder time this year obtaining the 1,500 acre-feet of water he has bought from farmers and water districts elsewhere in the state in the past. With so much of the state in the grips of the same drought, willing sellers are harder to find. For the next three months, Haggmark said, weather forecasters are predicting subnormal precipitation. High-pressure systems are diverting rain-heavy clouds and pushing them to points north and south. In the meantime, the city’s groundwater basins are about 70 percent depleted; full recharge is projected to take 5-10 years. State

water deliveries will be somewhat higher this year than last; even so, that’s not enough to keep the pipes into Lake Cachuma flowing at capacity. Lake Cachuma experienced a slight bump— 600 acre-feet — from the pounding the South Coast received January 9. Still, it’s only 39 percent full. Much of that is unavailable for human consumption. Waterquality challenges have arisen as a result of recent fires and mudflows, councilmembers were told, though they are nothing the city’s treatment capacity can’t handle. That being said, the consequences from this month’s pounding could be felt in Hilton Creek, which flows out of Lake Cachuma; 13 steelhead were found dead, presumably done in by compromised water quality. With or without such issues, regulatory concern over the steelhead, a federally endangered species, is expected to become more stringent in the months ahead. As that happens, more water will need to be set aside for steelhead habitat, Councilmember Eric Friedman argued, meaning there will be less for human consumption. Haggmark gave a loud and enthusiastic shout-out to employees of his department for going to the rescue of the Montecito Water District. Up to 20 city employees were dispatched to fix Montecito’s network. “I’d never seen a system so totally cut up,” Haggmark said. In the meantime, the city has been operating its desalination plant, churning out nine acre-feet a day. That’s the equivalent, Haggmark noted, of 2,200 gallons a minute. Responding to questions from Friedman, he acknowledged that may not be enough should the drought persist. Haggmark said he’ll be returning to the council next spring with fresh estimates on what it might cost to expand the capacity of the desal plant. To date, it has cost $90 million. Efforts to defray a portion of that with state grants, he reported, have thus far proved unsuccessful. The city learned last week that its application failed to make the cut. He said no explanation was provided and that State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson was on the case. n

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Tuesday night, I’m with Stewart. I can’t define obscenity any better than he could, but what I know is what I saw. For 80 minutes, the president of the United States—aka POTUS— performed manual acts of self-gratification upon himself. And—as seems to be the fashion now among serial predators in positions of power —no one on the planet was allowed

to leave the room. Trump began the night by calling out the heroes. To be fair, he’s hardly the first president to conscript genuine heroes to use as political props. But whatever deepseated feelings Trump has for men and women wearing military uniforms should be expressed only behind closed doors and only with consenting partners. One of the heroes Trump praised, it turns out, was Dave Dahlberg, a Santa Barbara firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service. During last year’s Whittier Fire, Dahlberg hopped onto his dozer, rode it into a sea of flames, and helped save 62 young camp kids. Trump called out Dahlberg by name and had him take a bow. “Thank you very much, David,” Trump said. “Great job.” Compared to the praise heaped on other heroes, however, it felt clipped and

perfunctory. Maybe it’s that Dahlberg comes from California, a state with which Trump is at war. Or maybe Dahlberg doesn’t use a gun as part of his job. For whatever reason, Trump didn’t clap that much. By contrast, there was no shortage of clapping by Trump when he introduced the young, ass-kicking ICE investigator who explained with plucky cheek—after arresting nearly 400, including 220 members of the MS-13 gang —“We’re just tougher than they are.” Trump must have clapped for more than a minute straight—and half that time he clapped alone — after introducing the parents of two teens brutally murdered by MS-13. Trump’s point about MS-13 is not that they are uncommonly violent, which they are. The point is that they are immigrants from El Salvador. Throughout the night, Trump would repeatedly paint the broad spectrum of the immigrant experience with the brush of MS-13. Even to a card-carrying pinche güero like me, this was obvious. More obvious still was the shamelessness with which Trump pimped the insatiable pain of those grieving parents. Like Justice Stewart said, I know it when I see it. A small detail: Santa Barbara County is currently prosecuting 16 members of MS-13 up in Santa Maria. They’re charged with the murder or attempted murder of 11 individuals. It may be the largest prosecution of MS-13 anywhere. But logistically, it’s a nightmare,

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a massive drain on county resources. Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley said she’s sought help from the White House, the Department of Justice, the FBI, and Homeland Security. So far, nothing. After the speech, I pulled my head out of the oven long enough to call Congressmember Salud Carbajal for comment. I really didn’t want to hear what Carbajal had to say—I figured he’d have all the pat talking points—but it’s one of those obligatory things reporters are supposed to do. He called me back. Normally Carbajal is a jolly guy. It’s the face he shows the world. It’s his charm, his armor, the gel he uses to keep his hair in place. Tuesday night, Carbajal wasn’t jolly. His hair wasn’t in place. He’d sat through the speech dressed in his “#MeToo black,” not applauding and not standing. Whether you like him or not, Carbajal is the American Dream Trump told us Tuesday night we can now start living. Except Carbajal — a bona fide Mexican immigrant who worked his way up the food chain into a seat in Congress — is already living it. “Laughable,” Carbajal barked, trying hard to sound amused. I’d just asked him what he thought. Carbajal had no shortage of talking points, especially about immigration. Trump had mentioned the need for coming together no fewer than 13 times. But it was Trump, Carbajal noted, who killed the compromise deal hatched by Democrats and Republicans just a couple of weeks ago to keep 800,000

he barked again. An undeniable point. But pat. Then Carbajal started talking about a woman named Neofita Valerio-Silva, who lived in Grover Beach. At least until January 4, when she’d been arrested, handcuffed, and deported by ICE for being in the country illegally. ValerioSilva, it turns out, worked as a hotel maid. Before that, she owned a salon. She taught Sunday school. She is 47. She had no criminal history whatsoever. She owned a home. She sent two of her three kids to college already. Number three was getting ready to go. She had fled the violence and poverty of Acapulco 25 years ago. As of 2005, she’d overstayed her permits. Since then, she had sought and obtained various waivers that had allowed her to be here legally. For 18 years, she maintained steady contact with ICE. She never hid in the shadows. She was a model citizen. Except, of course, she wasn’t. Then the waivers stopped. When she was picked up by ICE, one of the agents reportedly told her she was “coyote food.” Ultimately, she was dumped at a shelter in Tijuana. From there she made her way back to Acapulco, where she has family. Her kids—all American citizens — are scrambling to respond. Carbajal tried to intervene on her behalf. So, too, did the mayors of Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo.“Shouldn’t ICE be going after the real criminals?” they demanded. Under the new regime, Neofita ValerioSilva is the real criminal. — Nick Welsh I know it when I see it.

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Dick Eugene Kress, originally of Terre Haute, Indiana passed into Eternity on January 24, 2018. Born Robert Eugene Kress, he used the name “Gehne” as early as 1978. He is survived by four children, Robert L. “Bob” West (Lisa) - Greencastle, Ind., Barbara J. “Jeannie” West, formerly of Terre Haute, David W. West (Mollie) - Huntsville, Ala. and William S. “Steve” West (Deborah) - Lutz, Fla. Grandkids include: Annie, Gracie, Matthew, Stevie Marie, Katy, Tesia & Olivia and 7 great-grandchildren. Dick attended Otter Creek and Honey Creek High Schools and later Indiana State University. In 1959 he joined the Air Force at Riverside, California. In 1961 he transferred with family to Rhinemine Air Force Base in Germany. The family enjoyed many wonderful sights camping throughout Europe. In 1967 he moved west to Houston, Tex. before settling in Santa Barbara County in 1983 where he worked as a Planning Technician and enjoyed playing volleyball on the beach. Robert resided at the Senior Housing Authority and has expressed his gratefulness for the support he received from several wonderful acquaintances and professionals he may have never even known in the community. Interment at national cemetery, Riverside, Calif. Serenity House assisted.

Malca (Mom, Gaga) Lebell

She loved life, lived it fully, and was blessed with much joy. She loved deeply if not wisely. She was a principled, caring, courageous woman who was devoted to her family and friends. Her children and grandchildren were her crown jewels. Her pride in the fine, involved human beings they had become was profound. She was deeply concerned about social, political and ecological issues. She tried to make this a better world. Professionally, she worked with under-served members of the community and enabled many people to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life. She practiced what

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com she preached: indulging her intense curiosity of other cultures and antiquities by visiting all the continents and over 120 countries. She enjoyed sharing this wanderlust by taking her children and grandchildren on global adventure trips with her. She had a terrific sense of humor and positive attitude. She was not a Pollyanna, but when dealing with disappointments and adversities, she strove to make the best of the situation. She was an avid reader, an enthusiastic athlete (hiking, skiing, swimming, snorkeling), music, theatre and art lover, and faithful Lakers & Dodgers fan. She enjoyed beautiful sunrises & sunsets, rainbows and laughter. She touched many lives with her generosity of spirit and will be deeply missed by those who loved her and who now wish her a fond "bon voyage" on her ultimate journey.

on a National Merit Scholarship. His illness ended a promising professional career in credit management and Human Resources. He leaves a grieving family including his older brothers John M. Doordan (of Santa Barbara) and Dennis P. Doordan (of South Bend, Indiana) and his sister Kate Doordan Klavan, who took loving care of Jim for a decade. He also leaves sisters-in-law Tracie Doordan and Marcia Rickard, nephew Ryan Doordan, niece Kelly Doordan (Luke Jones), great-nephews Xayden and Kiran Jones. He also leaves many friends, among them Miguel Toscano who gave Jim years of caring friendship and Dr. Perie Longo. A memorial service is pending.

Dennie is survived by her two sons, Jesse Meyerowitz of Eugene, Oregon and JJ LaTourelle of Tempe, Arizona, her two grandchildren Sasha and Skyler Meyerowitz, and her two sisters Fay Ferry Bisno (David Bisno) of Hanover NH and Santa Barbara, and Robin Ferry (Michael Butler) of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada, and brother Lucian S. Ferry (Chantal), of Quebec, Canada, as well as beloved cousins, nieces and nephews around the world. Donations in Dennie’s memory may be made to Hospice of Santa Barbara.

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Denise Ferry LaTourelle 1940-2018

James Brian Doordan 09/05/54-01/21/18

James Brian Doordan died on Sunday, January 21st, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. By the time he was 10 years old, he had discovered the night sky. It would be a source of wonder and reward throughout his life beginning with his first childhood identification of a constellation (Orion). He was especially fond of camping and enjoyed traveling with his friends. In his early 30’s, Jim was both paralyzed and blinded by multiple sclerosis. However, his fascination with the stars continued. He was a member of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit and was a faithful student in star-gazing classes at Santa Barbara Community College where he was well known. From his wheelchair in the back of the Natural History Museum’s Planetarium, he would listen and remember. Jim also was a regular at the Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, the local Multiple Sclerosis Society Open Gym as well as meetings of The Triumph Foundation and the local MS Support Group. Jim belonged to the parish of San Roque Catholic Church in Santa Barbara. His enduring good nature and the grace and fortitude he displayed left a lasting impression on everyone he met. Jim was born September 5, 1954, in Delaware to John Edward and Nancy Hammond Doordan. He attended grade school in South Bend, Indiana, and Daytona Beach, Florida. Jim graduated in 1972 from De La Salle High School in Concord, California and went on to the University of California at Berkeley

Denise Ferry LaTourelle, known to her family and many friends as Dennie, courageously chose to end her life on January 20 after being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Surrounded by loving family, Dennie passed away gently and with dignity, reminding all of us to remain connected. Those were her last words, and that was the message to the greater community as well: “We need one another”. Born in Concord, New Hampshire in 1940, Dennie was the daughter of the late W.H. “Ping” Ferry and Jolyne G. Ferry. After High School in Briarcliff Manor, NY., and a brief stint in NYC taking ballet and acting classes, Dennie moved to Geneva, Switzerland where she lived and worked for many years. It was during those years that Dennie bought and renovated Lavender Hill Farm, a beautiful stone farmhouse in nearby Provence where she spent many happy summers, always surrounded by lavender, sunflowers, and adoring friends. In 1977, Dennie was drawn to the Scottish spiritual community of Findhorn. It was at Findhorn that it became clear to Dennie that her contribution to the world rested in helping people gain their emotional intelligence, learn to listen to one another and be guided by their inner spiritual voice. Dennie will be fondly remembered by hundreds of grateful Santa Barbarans for her wise counsel, her teaching circles, her kindness and her deep spiritual beliefs. Through these remarkable encounters, Dennie has left an enduring legacy in the hearts and souls of all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

Joan Parks passed away peacefully on January 22, 2018 in Santa Barbara, CA. She had spent the last 6 years there being lovingly cared for at a memory care facility but spent her whole life near her hometown of Covina, CA. Her jewelry customers knew her as The Gold Lady but her favorite role was as a Mom and Granny. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ethel Probst, her brother Gary Probst and her sister Vicki Probst. She is survived by her two children, Victoria Parks Tuttle and Nick Parks, daughter in law Ria Parks, and five grandchildren Dominic and Mason Tuttle and Mikayla, Rajah and Alani Parks. A memorial celebration of Joan’s life will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 12:00pm at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary, 2020 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara.

Sharolyn Filcher Edwards 09/20/40-12/17/17

Sharolyn Filcher Edwards was born at St. Francis Hospital on September 20, 1940 to Warren and Marie Filcher. She passed away after a sudden illness on December 17, 2017. Shary grew up in Santa Barbara, attending local schools, graduating from Santa Barbara High School as a proud "Don". Maintaining friendships through the years, she was on the organizing committee for the

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50th class reunion. As a young woman, Shary is remembered as a popular friendly hostess at her father's legendary Green Gables Restaurant. Trained as an x-ray technologist at St. Francis Hospital under the guidance of Dr. Eggert Feldsted, Shary then worked at his private office on Micheltorena St. A career opportunity took her to Solvang, where she worked for the Santa Ynez Valley Medical Clinic. Shary worked in offices shared by Dr. Melvin Casberg Jr. and Dr. Donald Schwartz and also Alta Orthopedics. Shary's last position prior to retirement was with Pueblo Radiology, founded by her original mentor, Dr. Feldsted. Preceded in death by some of her dearest friends, including Carol Abrams, Shary leaves behind many truly devoted friends and colleagues, former husband Don Edwards and her beloved cat "Friday". A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, February 17th at 10:30 am at the Rancho Santa Barbara Mobile Home Park activity center at 333 Old Mill Rd., Santa Barbara.

Collin Lee Schwind 12/09/72-01/07/18

Collin Lee Schwind passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan 7, 2018. He was born on Dec 9, 1972 in Alpena, Michigan. He will be very missed by all of his family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Debra Mischley, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, mainly residing in the Michigan area. Collin was an avid fisherman and fished commercially for several years later on in his life, and very much enjoyed being on the water, where he was most happy. He also worked as a carpenter, ran his own business as a handyman, and helped many people in the area with their odd jobs. Collin moved to Santa Barbara at 27, where he made many friends who over time he considered family. He was a very avid music lover, and especially liked reggae music and enjoyed attending concerts with his friends and neighbors. Collin was always a very caring person who would go out of his way to help out people less fortunate than himself, even though he was never overly wealthy himself. He will be especially missed by Joyce Edgar who he resided with, and helped maintain her yard and property. If you want to judge Collin by wealth, he was the richest man I knew because of the friends he made and had. CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 >>>

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Valentina Gerasimova 05/07/30-01/08/18

Valentina passed away in Santa Barbara on January 8, 2018 surrounded by her family. Valentina was born in a big family of eleven children in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on May 7, 1930. She was eleven years old when WWII started, and in the midst of these hard times and food shortages, with the promise of a free piece of bread at school each day, she continued to attend school, not ever missing a single day. As ten siblings shared a single family room, concentrating on homework was difficult, yet Valentina remained determined and so resorted to spending her time studying in the non-heated hallway. In her youth, she already showed a strong resilience - a fighting spirit that shown throughout her life to her last days. After high school, she decided to continue her studies at a medical college, but quickly transferred to a language college after passing out on her first sight of blood. Valentina dedicated the next 40 years of her life to being a teacher. In Tashkent, Valentina met her husband Alexander Makogon and together they had two children - a son Alexander and a daughter Rita. In 1995, she tragically lost her son. After her daughter and grandchildren moved to the U.S., Valentina followed in 2002, and had lived in Santa Barbara since. Valentina’s dedication to her family continued throughout her life. She loved spending time with and taking care of her grandchildren. On weekends, when they came to visit, she would bribe her grandkids with freshly made Russian foods in order to get them to practice their reading in Russian. She was also a dedicated game show watcher, specializing and skillful in Jeopardy, Family Feud, and Wheel of Fortune. A master knitter, Valentina not only just made scarves, sweaters, socks, and blankets for the family, but also made various little sweaters for her grandchildren’s dog. Valentina was also the good luck charm in her granddaughter’s chess career. When already in her 80s, Valentina traveled all around the world, through countless hours of driving and flying, to support her granddaughter in her chess competitions. Valentina’s passion, love, and dedication to those around her is irreplaceable. She had a unique excitement for life - with a distinctive pioneering spirit she was always ready to take on a new challenge. At 84 she enrolled in SBCC to study Spanish, 18

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and visited Yellowstone, Niagara Falls, Mexico City, and Abu Dhabi. In Paris she walked faster than the youngsters, always ahead of the group, committed to seeing as much as she could. In December of 2015, she was diagnosed with glioblastoma, and for two years fought cancer with faith and courage. At the Cancer Survivors Program, the YMCA, and the SB Athletic Club, where she did her physical therapy, she was a model student, inspiring those around her with her determination and strength. Even as her vision deteriorated, she continued her crafting projects, creating many beautiful and intricate table cloths and blankets for her friends and family. Valentina’s family is grateful to many people, with special thanks to Dr. Berkowitz of the SB Cancer Center, a man of great knowledge and a heart of gold. Her family also appreciates Nina Del Beccaro, a hospice volunteer who became a dedicated friend of Valentina’s, Paula Lilly of the SB Athletic Club, and the many people of the SB Cancer Center and the Visiting Nurse and SB Hospice Care. Nina describes Valentina as “a strong and courageous woman that not once descended into self pity and never complained. Her love of life kept her going and her sense of humor brought moments of joy to both of us. We considered each other the best of friends. She gave me much more than I gave her. I thank her for showing how to fight for life. My good girl Valentina." Valentina found her piece with God and was given last communion by Fr. Gideon of the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church, Santa Barbara. According to the Orthodox beliefs a 40th day service will be held at the Russian Orthodox Church on February 16 at 7pm. Valentina will be greatly missed as her legacy is survived by her daughter Rita Makogon, and her grandchildren Agata, Alex, Seva, and Anna.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Rincon Beach Club, 3805 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, California 93013 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The original Celebration had to be postponed due to the Thomas fire and the ensuing flooding of Montecito and 101.

Kristin Hattie Libera Hamor 02/17/64-02/04/17

IN MEMORY It is a year since our beautiful, loving and courageous Kristin left us to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ. Oh Kristin, we miss you so much! Each of us has special memories. There are tears, but there are smiles, laughter and joy. You taught us lessons of love and kindness. There is comfort because you left us peacefully. We were grateful to be at your bedside for the blessings of Father Steve of Mount Carmel, the loving care of the Visiting Nurses and the staff at Serenity House. Rest in peace dear Kristin, we love you. Dad: Mike Libera. Mom: joAnn Zimmermann. Step Mom: Pamela Libera. Sisters: Karen Libera, Stacy Ryan. Brothers: Kevin Libera, Brian Libera. All the Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Susan Turner

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She was faithfully involved in her children’s education and brought them up to be strong, kind and generous like herself. She was very proud of her only grandchild Eden Rain Turner. She enjoyed long conversations with her, where Susan was more peer than grandmother. Susan was an animal lover who cared for many pets throughout her lifetime, especially her beloved Pomeranian Jillian Kien Turner. She was a talented writer who was published in many magazines. Whatever she was doing, Susan was always ready to put it aside to help family and friends. She also had a passion for bringing joy into the lives of others through her artistic creations. She had a quirky humor like no other and a bright rebellious spirit. Susan battled agoraphobia most of her adult life, but found relief in her unwavering religious faith. Though she was dealt a serious blow, like every other obstacle in her life she did not take it lying down. She taught herself to council others with the same affliction and made life long friends doing so. Susan also brought that same love and dedication to the organization Angels 2 the Heart. In 2013 she was awarded Volunteer of the Decade by Angels 2 the Heart for her “Service, kindness, and generosity.” In her last months, Susan bravely battled her terminal illness with a quiet grace and never lost her sense of humor. She is survived by her sons Jace and Johnny, daughter-in-law Nadine, granddaughter Eden Rain, and her two beloved dogs Zeke and Micah. The family would like to express their gratitude to those individuals who assisted in the care of Susan Turner: Michelle Murray, Oneva Turner, Michelle Kinsbursky, her Asante Hospice nurse Vicky, and bath aide Robin and the whole Asante Hospice staff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Asante Hospice, c/o Foundation, 2600 Siskiyou Blvd. #100, Medford, OR. 97504

Peter Robert Fleurat 06/08/44-01/09/18

Susan (Sue) McKnight 01/19/49-11/29/17

Susan (Sue) McKnight, age 72, of Santa Barbara passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 as the result of a tragic automobile accident. Sue is survived by her husband John Hudson Mcknight, her twin sisters, Lori Lee Green Stade and Patti Sue Green, and their families. Along with many extended family and friends.

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Sadly, on January 12th, 2018 Susan passed from this world to the next. She was born on March 30th, 1951 in Hollywood California to Phyllis and Irv Weiner. She was brought up in Los Angeles California with her three siblings: Jo, Michelle, and John. Growing up her sisters described Susan as highly intelligent (able to teach herself many subjects, picked up things on her own without formal instruction), embraced life, had many interests, was not a slouch and was never scared of working hard, beautiful, very popular, and ‘Daddies princess’. Susan was a loving wife to her husband John Turner who passed away in 2016. In his last years she devoted her time to caring for him when he fell terminally ill. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

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Peter Robert Fleurat, adventurous son of Helen Volk Fleurat and Joseph Fleurat, was born in Dobbs Ferry, NY, June 8, 1944. He was the oldest of five children including Connie Goetz, Keith, Christy and Quentin Fleurat. He lived his life to the fullest and enthusiastically dedicated himself to his family, friends and garden. His life was suddenly taken in the Thomas Fire Mudslide on January 9, 2018. Reflecting his steadfast love, concern, and care

for others, Peter’s last words to his partner, as the house split into pieces beneath them, were, “find a branch and hold on!” Lalo Barajas, his partner of 17 years, who was also swept from their Montecito house in the inundation was able to follow Peter's final advice, grab a branch, and even save a neighbor’s life before he and the neighbor were rescued. Peter will be profoundly missed by his partner Lalo, his friends, his family, and his many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. The Barajas family likewise mourns the loss of their beloved Uncle “Tío” Peter. Peter was inquisitive and full of energetic enthusiasm. Leaving home as a teenager in the 1960s to travel through Europe, he then explored the US and found his home in the Santa Barbara area in the 1970s where he built a strong community of friends. Peter, caring by nature, became a nurse at Cottage Hospital and served as a Private Duty nurse for local artist Dan Lutz and his wife Dorothy. In addition to travelling, his passions included cooking, hiking, biking, gardening, and roller blading. His family and friends will always remember the good times shared with him from white water rafting in Utah, to safari in South Africa, from exploring ancient ruins in Latin America, to celebrating a wedding in Croatia. He loved music and art and his life's masterpiece was his magnificent yet serene botanical garden and koi pond surrounding his Montecito home. His hospitality was boundless as his “Mi casa es su casa” spirit nurtured all who came to visit, alongside his dazzling culinary skills (with plenty of garlic and hot peppers). The memorial celebration of Peter Fleurat’s life will be held at the Moose Lodge at 110 West Victoria St in Santa Barbara between 11:00 and 2:00 on Saturday the 3rd of February. Come to celebrate the happy, caring, extraordinary man who was Peter Fleurat. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to help victims of the flood: United Way, Red Cross, Food Bank of Santa Barbara and Direct Relief, or if you would like to help Ralph directly please visit GoFundMe page online gf.me/u/ gfj479 Peter himself would ask that you spend more time with those you love, take a walk with them, listen to them well, and share your enjoyment of each sunrise and sunset you can with them.


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The Rev. Elizabeth (Bets) Wienecke was born in Evanston, Illinois to Major General Robert Henry Wienecke and Eliza Maurine (Rittenhouse) on December 22nd, 1936. She died peacefully at home in Carpinteria on December 28, 2017, at the age of 81. As an army brat, Bets attended 19 schools before graduating from George Washington High School in Alexandria Virginia. Subsequently, she moved to Okinawa in 1954 with her family, where she met and married William C. Gourley Jr. at the age of 19. They settled in Santa Paula, California and had three children: Ann Michelle (deceased), William C. Gourley III, and Elizabeth Ann Gourley. Their marriage ended in 1976. Bets then married the love of her life, Peter Haslund, in 1982. They were together for over 40 years and shared many common interests including family, teaching, travel, and social justice. Bets returned to college in the 1960’s, earning her Bachelor's degree in Law and Society from UCSB, Masters in Counseling and Guidance from California State University, Northridge and a Masters of Divinity degree from the School of Theology at Claremont. Inspired by the Rev. Marjorie N. Leaming, Bets was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 1986. She and Peter were instrumental in founding the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Goleta, California in 1986. A natural leader, Bets served as President of the Unitarian Universalist Ministerial Sisterhood and the Pacific Southwest UUMA Chapter, on the Unitarian Universalist Ministerial Association (UUMA) Executive Committee, and on the board of Meadville Lombard Theological School. Locally, she served on Pacifica Graduate Institute's Board. After a successful 18-year career in the parish ministry, Bets retired and worked as a Ministerial Settlement Representative in the Pacific Southwest District and offered local courses on Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography. Six women ministers credit her nurturing and inspiration as essential to their pursuit of ministry. Countless colleagues and friends remember her grace, good humor and kindness. In addition to being a prolific reader and avid Scrabble player, one of her favorite past times was spending time with her grandchildren; Nicolaus, Amelie, Bryna, Benjamin and Alexandra. Bets is survived by her husband, Dr. Peter O. Haslund, sister, Evelyn (Lynnie) Wienecke and her part-

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com ner Oscar George, son William C. Gourley III and his wife Rev. Melitta Lynne Haslund, daughter Elizabeth Ann Gourley and her husband Dr. Steven Stufflebeam, stepdaughter, Christina Ann Haslund and her husband Daniel Fitzgerald, niece Amie Fanning and her family and Bets' five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Goleta, CA on February 24th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Live Oak UU Congregation (Capital Fund) or Direct Relief International.

Joseph A. Rution 05/06/43-01/20/18

Joe Rution, 74 years old, of Santa Barbara, CA, died from complications of multiple myeloma at Cottage Hospital on January 20, 2018. He was the son of Aldona (Yudiski) and Joseph Jay Rution. Joe was born in Hartford and lived in Boston before moving to Wethersfield in 1951 following the death of his father. He was a graduate of Wethersfield High School and the University of Connecticut, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa and a University Scholar. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law at the top of his class and was a member of the Connecticut Bar. After finding a complete set of the California Code discarded on the street in 1993, he studied a few months and passed the California Bar. Joe started a career in government administration and served in Enfield, CT and Montpelier, VT. He moved with his wife, Jan to Santa Barbara in 1975 where they operated a custom golf club shop for many years. Joe was an outstanding amateur golfer and caddied in many of the early Insurance City Open tournaments. He was active in historic preservation and received numerous awards from the city of Santa Barbara for his tireless efforts in the historic bungalow district. Joe was predeceased by his beloved wife, Janet. He leaves his sister, Donna Karlson of Naples, FL, and Jan’s sisters Denise Brucker with husband Bob of South Carolina and

Michele Blackwelder of Connecticut; niece Nicole Blackwelder; nephews Jeffrey Blackwelder and Andrew Brucker; niece Diana Thornburg; and, nephew Robbie Karlson. Memorial celebrations will be private. In lieu of gifts/flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, 123 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

Carla Moseley 1933-2018

A vivid, vibrant soul left this world on January 12. There was only one person like Carla Moseley, and that was herself. She was unique. She leaves a void where her flame once lit up a world of possibilities -- for beauty, for harmony, for magic, for mystery, for fairies and sweet solid buildings architecturallyundreamed-of by regular folk. She was born Carla Cecille Tutschulte in 1933, and spent her childhood among the orange groves of Whittier and the coves of Laguna Beach, where her love of the natural world was born and nourished. She came to Santa Barbara as a very young mother of two with her husband Harold Moseley. “He took me up Sheffield Drive,” she said, “and it was just like Fairyland. That was it; we had to live here.” She was a talented and self-taught architect. She designed her first house in Montecito while expecting her third daughter, and the family moved into it unfinished, while Harold, with her help, built it around us on weekends and into the evenings. While finishing the house and creating its amazing gardens, she started a ballet school in the in-house studio, instructing countless students through the years in the Cecchetti Method. She choreographed, designed, and developed numerous productions, for which she also designed the costumes and personally painted the enormous, stunning stage backdrops. Two sons followed three daughters. She gave her children a magical childhood, was a loving, inspirational and exacting mother who taught by example. Her love and care for her grandchildren was joyous, ever-flowing. Her love of pure food led her to adopt an organic vegetarian way of life when it was still largely unheard-of, and to research health devotedly, eventually leading her to take up goat husbandry. After her family was grown, she designed and, with talent and perfect woodwork contributed by her sons Jon and David, built two more houses, each different and stunning in its own way. A skilled and

talented mason, Carla hand-built gorgeous, perfect stone walls and fireplaces of unparalleled artistry. Truly, they were a joy just to look at. Happiest when covered in rock dust or sawdust, garbed in knee pads, puffy pants, safety glasses and dust-mask, she would emerge from a cloud of glinting dust to greet a visitor with her wide and charming smile. Creativity swirled around her and she was never still. She and her daughter Delila founded the Montecito School of Ballet, which expanded and continued the tradition of Cecchetti instruction, exams, and performances for many years up to the present. The goats flourished too, in their beautiful barns and corrals built from round poles, open to the air, under sycamore and oak trees. Carla milked many goats every day for decades, and also made cheese and yogurt, providing a source of pure food for numberless grateful people. There was tragedy in Carla’s life, most devastatingly brought by the Tea Fire, but she forged on, her indomitable spirit urging her forward in creative endeavors. She knew fear, but was perhaps the bravest person we’ve known, because despite her fear, she never, ever gave up. She was a fighter, she was a creator, a visionary, and a beauty. She leaves us bereft but so grateful for all the gifts that flowed from her to so many. Carla is survived by her former husband Harold, her sister Tamara Andrews and brother Theodore Tutschulte, five children Delila (Steve), Laura (Tom), Teresa, David (Gisèle), and Jon (Barbara); and her six grandchildren Kumar (Crystal), Usha (Orion), Aliana, Willow, Jasmine and Marissa, and two greatgrandchildren Arjuna and Indra Bear, and many nieces and nephews.

Clemens (JoAnn) of Sioux City, IA, Tim Clemens of LeMars, IA, and Kelly Clemens of Raleigh, NC. He is also survived by Renee Meuret of Santa Barbara, CA and Susie Rowatt of Church Crookham, Fleet, England, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Buck and Jean Clemens. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. Fred was always the life of the party and loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed hanging out with friends, playing loud music (particularly Tommy Bolin, Miles Davis and Frank Zappa) and reminiscing about old times. He was incredibly proud of his children and together they experienced a fun and adventurous childhood that holds many precious memories. His favorite saying was “work hard, play hard” and that’s how he lived his life. Fred will be sorely missed by many, but never forgotten. May he find eternal peace. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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or the team behind the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), as for everyone else in town, 2018 will go down in history as one of the toughest years ever — and we are only one month in. Between the Thomas Fire and the subsequent deadly debris flows in Montecito, people could be forgiven for wondering if the show would go on. But that’s not festival director Roger Durling’s style, and quitting is not in the vocabulary of his determined squad of staffers and valiant volunteers. Against the odds, and through the muck, the stars will descend for 10 days devoted to the best in cinema. From Oscar nominees to art-house indies, this fest schedule is packed with fascinating films that will take you places and show you things beyond what you have ever seen before. The following coverage focuses on some of the highlights of week one, including Cinema Vanguard Award honoree Willem Dafoe (Thu., Feb. 1, at the Arlington), an inspiring new documentary about a housing project for performing artists in New York, and guides to the festival’s Social Justice, Crossing Borders, and Santa Barbara filmmakers sidebars, among others. Our cover image of Wonder Woman Gal Gadot, who will be in town to accept her Virtuosos Award, reflects not only the fact that this was a year of super-heroic women, but also that we are the beneficiaries of some real-life superheroes in the form of all those men and women who joined forces to fight the fire, rescue our neighbors, and move the mud. Now on to the movies!

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he interviewer who joins Willem Dafoe on the Group, downtown New York’s most enduring and influArlington stage Thursday night will have his or ential avant-garde theater company. Located in a SoHo her hands full, as the Oscar-nominated actor warehouse and home to, among other memorable talents, resists personal disclosure. In one of the few the late Spalding Gray, The Wooster Group has a hisinterviews he’s given since being recognized by the Acad- tory of upending conventions and flouting expectations emy for his performance in The Florida Project Project, Dafoe that includes major controversies in nearly every decade told the U.K.’s Independent Independent,“I don’t want of its existence. As recently as 2016, the people to know what I think.” It may group was enjoined by the estate of Harseem like an odd approach to the hyperold Pinter from performing or publicizcompetitive Academy Awards campaign ing its fascinating production of Pinter’s that studios expect nominated artists to early play The Room. In the group’s 1981 wage, but Sean Baker’s brilliant lowmasterpiece Route 1 & 9, Dafoe cavorted RECEIVES SBIFF CINEMA budget film is nothing like the typical onstage in a raucous routine borrowed VANGUARD AWARD FOR big-ticket contenders from which acting from the African-American comedian THE FLORIDA PROJECT nominations ordinarily emerge. There’s Dewey “Pigmeat” Markham. Throughout his singularly productive film career, also the fact that for Dafoe, this kind of BY CHARLES DONELAN attention has become somewhat routine. Dafoe has been going home to a unique His first Oscar nomination as Best Supcreative environment full of risk-taking porting Actor was in 1987, when he got the nod for his and innovation. That’s clearly part of the reason he’s so role as Sgt. Elias in Oliver Stone’s Best Picture–winning adaptable when it comes to unorthodox productions Platoon. His second came in 2001 for the role of Max such as The Florida Project. Schreck, the bloodsucking German film actor in Shadow The Florida Project takes place in a seedy motel just of the Vampire; it made him the only actor in Oscar his- outside of Disneyworld. Shooting in a real motel with a cast of mostly children and nonactors, Baker created an tory to be nominated for playing a vampire. Now, more than 30 years after his first bid in the cat- updated version of the Our Gang comedies, but with a egory, Dafoe returns to the Oscar hunt for a role that massive dose of documentary realism. Dafoe’s quiet digrepresents a significant departure — not only from his nity as Bobby provides the frame through which breakout default casting as a villain (see, for example, Spider-Man performances by unknowns Bria Vinaite and 7-year-old 2, in which he was the Green Goblin) but from what has Brooklynn Prince burst forth. It’s an unforgettable turn become a very consistent career working both in big- in an unexpected role — the kind of thing that has made budget Hollywood features and in foreign films, of which Willem Dafoe’s career, and that qualifies him as a stellar The Florida Project is neither. example of contemporary cinema’s vanguard. What Bobby— Bobby the gruff but bighearted motel manager he plays in that movie — does have in common with Willem Dafoe will receive the Santa Barbara International many of Dafoe’s more than 100 other film performances Film Festival’s Cinema Vanguard Award in a celebrity tribute is a direct presence and honesty that was first nurtured in on Thursday, February 1, 8 p.m., at The Arlington Theatre (1317 State St.). also appears in Santa Barbara filmmaker Oscar Bucher’s documenDafoe’s work as a performer in experimental theater. From Dafoe tary Nelson Algren Live, which screens Thursday, February 1, 5 p.m., and 1977 until 2005, Dafoe was a member of The Wooster Sunday, February 4, 8 a.m., at Metro 4 (618 State St.). See sbiff.org.

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he world is ending. The ice caps are melting, global weather patterns have gone full-blown chaotic, the planet has been celebrating the “Hottest Year in Recorded History” for more than a decade straight, plant and animal extinctions are happening faster than we can keep up with, and the ocean, the greatest giver of life that our planet has ever known, is turning into a cauldron of lifedestroying, acidic water. And while the United States’ GOP still tries to deny this terrifying, man-made situation, documentary filmmakers the world over have not. This year’s festival features three such films in the Social Justice sidebar, all of which work to illuminate the unfolding climate-change catastrophe in new ways Living in the Future's Past

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underwater hunt for hope. The carbon legacy left behind by the Industrial Revolution and the modern life we have all collectively been forging ever since has begun Acid Horizon

Angels Wear White: This tense social-realist drama probes rape culture, patriarchy, and political corruption in contemporary China through the eyes of Mia, an undocumented teen migrant worker at a motel in a Chinese seaside resort town, and Wen, a 12-year-old girl who, along with her best friend, is sexually assaulted by a much older man at the motel where Mia works. With deftness and nuance, director Vivian Qu conducts a cast of girls and women exploring their agency around sexuality and desire. A giant statue of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pose from The Seven Year Itch appears as a recurring emblem of the possibilities and circumscriptions they face. (AT)

one saw coming. There is a reason why this is one of the most famous campaigns in Sea Shepherd history, and Chasing the Thunder, rr, directed by Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin, finally tells the story for all to know. (ES) Killer Bees: See Sports, page 49. The Last Suit: This film manages to be a Holocaust tale that qualifies as charming, if only for its star, Argentine actor Miguel Ángel Solá, and the long, rambling story he tells while trying to get to Lodz, Poland, from Buenos Aires. Strangely, the tale turns cloying at its most sour — once Solá’s character must cross Germany to reach Poland —when national guilt meets New Age redemption. (JY) The Line: See Crossing Borders roundup, page 27. Racer and the Jailbird: This sexy Belgian crime/

to change the baseline chemistry of our oceans. As a result, small, growing organisms that require certain amounts of calcification to survive (think shellfish and coral reefs) no longer can do so, causing entire food chains to wobble. Cordes and crew believe that our best hope lies in deep-sea corals that are impervious to these acidifying seas. With humor and an exceptional ability to clearly explain a very complex situation, Acid Horizon, directed by Ivan Hurzeler, provides the rare documentary experience: It paints a horrible situation while also showing a real way out of it. The final film in the climate-change three-pack is Metamorphosis. It might very well be the best. Written and directed by Velcrow Ripper and Nova Ami, this ambitious project was shot entirely in 4K, and it shows. From monarch butterfly preserves in Mexico to the tropical fragility of Vanuatu to the Canary Islands, Alberta’s Badlands, and California’s recent historic drought, this film moves away from the blame game surrounding the unfolding ecologic disaster facing the planet and instead focuses on resilience, transforma-

while also sowing seeds of hope in the hearts and minds of viewers. These films aren’t all doom and gloom, folks. Not even close. The first, narrated by Santa Barbara’s own Jeff Bridges, is Living in the Future’s Past. Directed by Susan Kucera, Living is not like any environmental documentary you have seen. Certainly, it is visually arresting, but it is the general approach of the film that sets it apart. It takes on climate change from the perspective of human behavior, our psychology, and our big-picture obsession with energy. It is a bit philosophic and stoned-seeming at times, but the end result is a much deeper-thinking Metamorphosis enviro-doc about evolution, entropy, and ecology. Looking to open a mind that is currently closed? This film has some tion, and, yes, metamorphosis. The world is answers. a dynamic place, and Metamorphosis works The second film, Acid Horizon, is a bit to chart this constantly evolving and messy more straightforward of a documentary mix of life in a way that makes you take a that follows Dr. Erik Cordes, a deep-sea hard look at how humanity will be forced ecologist from Temple University, on an to change in the years ahead. —ETHAN STEWART

Beyond: An African Surf Documentary: Produced by SBIFF veteran Andreas Jaritz and directed by Mario Hainzl, this film is like no other surf film you have seen. In fact, it may suffer from being pigeonholed as a “surf film.” This is a long-form and deeply meditative documentary that just happens to be told through a wave-riding lens. The undisputed stars of the film are the people and cultures of Africa, from Morocco south to Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, and beyond. Though technically a travel film, Beyond focuses on these African residents who, despite difficult economic, social, and political realities, have managed to put surfing at the center of their lives. The story is largely told in their voices, from the front lines of their vast and varied existences. It is a celebration of humanity and one of the best demonstrations yet that surfing is in everything! (ES)

romance featuring beautiful rich people concerns the love affair between a female race-car driver and a strapping bank robber who signed up for, yes, one last heist. Things don’t go well, making this drama a great trip to the movies, but probably not for your first date. (MK) Scary Mother: A feature debut by Georgian writer and director Ana Urushadze, Scary Mother is beautifully told — both in story line and cinematography — leading the viewer through an intricate buildup toward an all-too-well-made Freudian end. Perhaps. The film, about a woman who comes out as a writer, combines the love, humor, and discord of family life with elements of fantastic horror, dreams, and visions, but with its eye always calmly fixed on messy reality. “Less is always worse,” our hero Manana, played by Nato Murvanidze, tells one critic, who wants her to edit down. Scary Mother Mother, however, hits it right on the mark. (JY) Skid Row Marathon: See Sports, page 49. Sky & Ground: See Crossing Borders roundup, page 27.

Chasing the Thunder: Other than being about 20 minutes too long, there’s nothing bad to say about this environmental documentary. Ride along with the Sea Shepherd’s boat the Bob Barker as it embarks on a truly epic pursuit of an illegal fishing vessel, the Thunder. For 110 days, across 10,000 miles and three different oceans, the Bob Barker and her crew of activists attempt to bring the Thunder to justice after catching her illegally fishing for toothfish in the waters off Antarctica. The drama runs high as the chase unfolds, with a truly cinematic ending on the high seas that no

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Donetsk to lend his murderous expertise in its fight against the NATO-backed Ukrainian army. Through footage from the front lines to the kitchens of everyday residents affected by the constant fighting, we learn much about the motivations for conflict in that part of the world. Meanwhile, another sniper taunts the primary subject through social media, adding a modern and personal twist to bloodthirsty warfare.

t’s not an official sidebar yet, but cancan nabis culture burns bright in three films this year. The narrative offering is the very good crime dramedy set in Macedonia called Secret Ingredient. Like many eye-opening fest experiences, it shows what life is like in a former Eastern Bloc country that many of us barely know exists. The story follows a twenty-something who’s looking after his cancer-ridden father and stumbles upon a bunch of weed through his bluecollar job. Unable to afford the medicine his dad needs, he bakes some cake with the marijuana, and his teetotaling (at least when it comes to “drugs”) father is suddenly well. Word gets out, including to those folks looking for their weed, and the entertainment ensues, while commenting loudly on the enduring and damaging hypocrisy that still comes from the longsimmering War on Drugs. Then from Uruguay we get the rather hilarious while also subversively poignant mockumentary Get the Weed. Uruguay actually legalized weed years ago (true story) but then didn’t have enough of it to give out (also true story). So their farmerrebel-turned-president José Mujica (who willingly stars in this film, true story) enlists two of his comrades to go get some from the United States (not true story). He mock interviews a number of American officials in a seemingly Borat style, in which the interviewees don’t know it’s a joke. Meanwhile, some internal love drama ensues with our lovable, hapless search squad, and we get a nice tour of the United States’ legal pot landscape. A real hoot. Lastly, there is the documentary Soviet Hippies, which is about exactly what it indicates. Apparently, as Americans were dropping out and tuning in, there was a wave of Russkies doing the same. They were emboldened by the promise of communism and yet cut down by those very same forces. Marijuana isn’t the central player in this film by any means, but the film features enough psychedelic imagery and associated informational paraphernalia that it’s certainly worth considering marijuana as central to your film-viewing. —MATT KETTMANN

Star Boys: Though slow-paced and moody, this film about a Finnish family that’s torn up by the sexual awakening of the 1970s and a neighborhood caught between tradition and modernity burrows deep into the psyche. Thanks largely to the performance of our young protagonist, you’re enthralled by the finale. (MK)

Sunshine That Can Move Mountains: A Tibetan villager’s itinerant yak is the linchpin for a young Buddhist monk’s journey home, over thousands of miles of icy terrain, and internal travels through questions of faith, familial responsibility, and love. Directed by Han Chinese filmmaker Wang Qiang, Sunshine That Can Move Mountains offers a sensitive, open-ended treatment of rural Tibetan life. Recommended for viewers who value contemplative cinema in which poetry guides plot. (AT) Threesome: Those seeking comic relief through a sex-obsessed romp will find satisfaction in this film from Quebec about a wife and mother who feels trapped in by the monotony of her days. The solution, she thinks, is to get into a threesome, whether with her husband or otherwise. (MK)

Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle: For those looking for a colorful, lighthearted romance, there’s Tulipani, the story of a Dutch immigrant to a southTulipani eastern Italian town in the 1950s. The film consists of flashbacks told by several narrators with a penchant for inserting exaggerated, sometimes magical flourishes as they reveal the backstory behind the opening sequence, set 30 years later. Accompanied by an accordion-heavy soundtrack and offering vivid panoramas of lush tulip fields — the film’s title means “tulips” in Italian — Tulipani is a multigenerational love story with a little something for everyone. (AT) Wife & Husband: This modern Italian take on the body-swap story line involves a television-star wife and neuroscientist husband on the verge of divorce. When his latest project flip-flops their minds, the gender-bending acting that ensues is quite funny. By the end, though, the film tackles more serious issues of gender disparity in both the workplace and society at large. (MK) n


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ew this year to SBIFF is Crossing Borders, a sidebar that focuses on people whose lives hover around our globe’s many political boundaries. It’s a timely addition, with so many refugees seeking safety worldwide and a xenophobic White House pledging to build an outlandish wall next to Mexico. “In all of the films in this section, the characters and subjects must cross borders for various reasons (whether personal, political, or by necessity), but in most of these cases, their preconceptions and stereotypes are challenged and they are transformed in a profound way,” said Programming Director Michael Albright, who’s proud to be showing films from 58 countries this year.“By going to the movies, we essentially cross these borders and experience representations of life in different countries. This is one of the most powerful aspects of an interThe Line national film festival such as SBIFF.” One of the strongest films in this new sidebar is Sky & Ground, an intimate documentary about a Kurdish Syrian refugee family’s plight to leave Greece and cross seven countries to reach relative freedom in Germany. The viewer is taken on the dangerous refugee route with a family that’s surprisingly upbeat and cheery, despite the upheaval from their homeland. There’s action, tension, drama, and uplifting messages of new life. “We felt that we were in an unprecedented moment in the world — tens of millions of people were being forced from their homes across the world, from Syria to Africa,” said codirector Joshua Bennett.“We

felt there weren’t stories being told from the perspective of people in the midst of these journeys, and wanted to bring a verité, flyon-the-wall approach to really do our best to get out of the way as filmmakers and create a platform where their experiences and their voices could drive the storytelling. “We also felt that what was being lost in the political conversations were just how similar so many of these people were to ourselves,” he continued. “They were families, who had strong bonds of love and loyalty, who laughed together and cried together and had their histories, their stories and their jokes and ways of being, just like ourselves.”

On the narrative front, the sidebar features one of the best films of the couple dozen that I was able to screen in advance: The Line, an Eastern European gangster flick meets family drama about a cigarette smuggler’s life on the border between Slovakia and Ukraine. It takes place in the weeks leading up to Slovakia’s inclusion in the European Union’s Schengen zone, which will enhance border protections with Ukraine, so the times are a-changing. As pressure mounts for our brutal but ultimately caring father/protagonist to move into drug and human smuggling, the bodies start piling up, and the border itself plays the leading role.

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Wildlife and the Wall The third feature in the sidebar, which I was not able to watch, is Catch the Wind. About a French woman whose company relocates to Morocco, it puts a backward spin on the typical immigration tale. There’s also a shorts section that’s dominated by the U.S.Mexico border. Ferryman at the Wall reveals the natural splendor of Big Bend National Park, where a rowboat takes American tourists across the Rio Grande to visit a Mexican village; efforts to create an international peace park have faltered for nearly a century, and a wall would disrupt much more than illegal immigration, which rarely happens there. In Catch the Wind an effective five minutes, Wildlife

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FEATURES Broke: The Santa Barbara Oil Pipeline Spill of 2015: The global environmental movement began with the Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969, and yet a similar, if less catastrophic, disaster occurred again in 2015, when the Plains All American Pipeline near Refugio Beach began spilling crude into the pristine waters of the Gaviota Coast. Longtime UCSB professor and sporadic documentarian Gail Osherenko was on the scene within hours, and her quest to understand how this could happen again forms the basis of this hour-long doc. The blow-by-blow explanation of events questions why it took so long for the recovery work to kick off, while also showing how diligent and seemingly effective that effort was once initiated. It evaluates the spill’s impacts on the landscape, marine mammals, birds, and humans, from chemical pneumonia to commercial fishing woes, and reveals how susceptible to rupture these pipelines are across the country. “Hopefully the 2015 onshore spill from a pipeline will result in real changes to policy,” said Osherenko, who’d never done a film of this size and scope. “I don’t think the spill has had the striking effect of the 1969 wake-up call, but it has alerted our community to the risk of underground oil pipelines.” — Matt Kettmann

Read a longer interview with Osherenko at independent.com/sbiff.

Cascarón: The making of Cascarón started as a conversation over drinks in the reincarnated version of Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens, which was the subject of filmmaker Casey McGarry’s first documentary effort in 2015. McGarry was shooting the breeze with Chris Price, an eighthgeneration Californian, over the subject of cascarones, the wonderful confetti eggs that transform Santa Barbara city streets into a landscape of Jackson Pollock–like canvasses every Fiesta. Out of that conversation, this sweet and touching 16-minute documentary was hatched. Along the way, I got briefly sucked into this venture, acting as enthusiastic cheerleader and occasional interviewer. I, too, am a nut for cascarones. For McGarry, an Irish Catholic paddy boy from the Mesa whose parents both taught ESL, making Cascarón was his way of expressing gratitude to the city’s Latino/a cultures. The film is visually lyrical in the extreme, haunting and suffused with not-so-subliminal melancholy. How could it not be? Santa Barbara has always embraced elements of Hispanic culture while keeping the people of that culture at arm’s length. Nowhere is that more in evidence than during the city’s fabled Fiesta celebration. Throw in the long shadow cast by Donald Trump, and it’s a documentary screaming to be made. McGarry, however, is no polemicist. To the extent he makes such political points, he does so in a decidedly un-pointed fashion. It’s clearly the case that cascarones — made largely by Mexican immigrants and their descendants and bought largely by Anglos — reflect the city’s subtle but implacable Juan Crow separation. McGarry hints at this situation and illustrates it, but doesn’t pick at it.

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Instead, he provides gentle close-ups on a handful of families who make the ubiquitous cascarones, allowing them to explain the how and why of things. Along the way, he mixes in footage from Fiesta, drooling pan shots of cascarones on parade, and of course, cascarones in full, festive explosion — the cascarón equivalent of the orgasm. Left unanswered for another day are the origins of the cascarón and why Santa Barbara might be the only place on the planet where the cascarón survives with such joyous exuberance. Likewise, we don’t see what’s really involved in getting so many of these magical eggs emptied, filled, and painted in time for Fiesta. I have no shortage of crazy cascarón adventures of my own; I would have liked to hear others’. Perhaps one day there will be a more linRead an interview with gering follow-up. In the meantime, this qualiMcGarry and Price at fies as a sweet cinematic kiss to a wonderful independent.com/sbiff. tradition. — NICK WELSH Also included in the Short Docs screening are A Solstice in Santa Barbara, an impressively thorough, behind-the-scenes look at the workshop that powers our annual summer parade; Out of the Ashes, a look at the Whittier Fire’s effects with questions on whether we’re living too close to wildfire zones; Crossing the Channel, about Rachel Horn’s attempt to swim from Anacapa Island to the mainland; nel Soul of the City City, about Francisco Aguilera, the unsung hero of East Beach; and The Tipping Point Point, which documents the efforts of Santa Barbara organizations to combat climate change. — MK Barbara Documentary Shorts will screen at the Closing Night Film 4·1·1 TheeventSanta on Saturday, February 10, 8 p.m., at The Arlington Theatre (1317 State St.).

NARRATIVE SHORTS There’s promising creativity and craft in this batch of films, which range from funny and quirky to moody and artsy. Me, My Phone and II, made by local-boy-turnedDisney-wunderkind Luke Mullen, takes our obsession with smartphones into uncharted, trapped-behind-the-glass territory. Mullen hopes his film resonates with his digitally addicted generation, explaining, “I wanted to create a film where our electronics physically can harm us, in an action-packed adventure that takes the viewers into a literal iPhone.” Virtually Yours explores a similar vein, using virtual reality to grow a relationship between two young women while also showing off some great Santa Barbara locations along the way. The Red Flag In the funny department, Long Term Delivery follows a special postoffice agent whose job is to deliver lost and forgotten parcels to their intended recipients. With great, slightly sociopathic acting from Peter Smith, it’s an original romp, and the premise could easily be grown into a feature-length or serial project. Much shorter, and possibly controversial, is The Red Flag, in which a hero tries to alert would-be lovers to the likelihood that their partners actually prefer the same sex. Pet-loving emotions lead the way in Aeris, about a troubled couple’s attempt to save their sick cat, and Cuba serves as the location for Mi Dulcinea, Max Barbakow’s latest about a tae-kwon-do-obsessed kid who tries to win over a woman much older than he is. —MK


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s we know all too well here on the Central I was impressed with how well you pulled together the Coast, federally subsidized low-income hous- many strands of history in this story. Did you start out ing can be a divisive issue. No matter how knowing the background, or did that material come much an area may need them, new develop- in as you researched the project? I was one of the ments that qualify under Section 8 are rarely wel- early residents who moved into Manhattan Plaza comed by those who already live in their proposed in 1977, at a time when no one wanted to live there locations. In the midbecause the neighbor1970s, when the value of hood was so scary. Most real estate in Manhattan’s of my awareness of the midtown hit a low, a mashistory of the building sive, block-size developcame about because I was ment on the far West Side living it! I was just trying called Manhattan Plaza to survive. I was working in the [Actors’] Equity sat empty because the middle-class buyers it had Building, and there were targeted were not interflyers going around about ested in living there, and this great opportunity for the neighboring residents people in the performing of the area known as Clinarts to live close to work ton or Hell’s Kitchen were in brand-new, affordable vehemently opposed to allowing the city to repurpose apartments. As the mother of a young son, strugthe two new towers for low-income residents in order gling to pay the rent, I decided to take a look. Moving to qualify for federal aid. into Manhattan Plaza enabled me to pursue a career Into this dilemma stepped New York real estate as a casting director. So, most of what I learned about developer Daniel Rose, a thoughtful and articulate the history of the buildings actually came to be after advocate for the plan. His innostarting to do research for the film. vative solution to the Manhattan The editing on this film is superb. Plaza conundrum set in motion LOOKS AT A LEGENDARY WEST SIDE a process of revitalization that Was it a challenge to weave together soon spread eastward to include so many different stories? The editRESIDENCE FOR ARTISTS Times Square, and that continues ing was one of the most difficult BY CHARLES DONELAN today with such properties as the parts of the project. Of course we so-called superblock of luxury had to figure out a way to weave rentals recently completed on West 57th Street. Rose together the history of the neighborhood, the stories of recognized something about the maximum income the people who were the urban pioneers in the late ’70s, limits imposed by Section 8 that had not occurred and the stories of the people who went on to succeed to anyone else before, which was that thousands of because there was a time in their lives where Manperforming artists who already worked in and around hattan Plaza gave them the freedom to pursue their the nearby Broadway theaters would, due to the hit- dreams and put a roof over their head.We hired a great and-miss nature of their chosen careers, qualify for writing team, Joal Ryan and Steve Ryfle, both of whom federal housing assistance. As a result, Manhattan are journalists, to help give the story a shape, and then Plaza became Manhattan Plaza for the Performing our editors, Lisa Shreve and Arash Ayrom, figured out Arts, a complex with approximately 3,500 residents, a way to cut it all together. By the way, Lisa Shreve is an 70 percent of whom must be performing artists. original Manhattan Plaza resident who still lives there This grand social experiment quickly yielded today, so she was passionate about the film and worked notable results. Thanks to a sliding rent scale based tirelessly through the years and listened to all input and on ability to pay, performers were able to live there suggestions. while they built their careers and learned their trades. Now, in the new documentary film Miracle on 42nd This story holds an important lesson for other comStreet, some of those longtime Plaza residents have munities that face housing shortages and high costs of Street come together to tell the story of this revolutionary living. What has the reception been among those interartists community. The film features Larry David, ested in these issues? We had our world premiere in the comedian and cocreator of the television show New York City in November, and many people who Seinfeld, along with Kenny Kramer, his neighbor in lived through the early days came to the screening. Manhattan Plaza who became the basis for one of We were worried because we wanted to honor that that show’s characters. Other famous residents fea- history, but the reaction was amazing! The Q&A at tured in the film include actors Giancarlo Esposito the end of the screening became more like a testimoand Samuel L. Jackson, who was the building’s night nial, where former residents stood up and praised the doorman for several years. Alicia Keys grew up there, film. It was so great! The film is also being embraced and credits long hours playing piano in the build- by the City of New York and other housing-related ing’s Ellington music room with her success as a interests because the film starts the conversation in songwriter. a very real and meaningful way. 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he name “Galápagos” tends to conjure images of giant tortoises and sea lions swimming in pristine waters; cormorants, bluefooted boobies, and Darwin’s finches flying overhead and making their nests on the shoreline; and colorful land iguanas chomping on prickly pear cactus, all living in harmony in the equatorial Ecuadoran province that sits 600 miles from the mainland in the Pacific Ocean. While it’s true that the archipelago is rife with fauna, there is also a substantial human population, with numbers hovering around 25,000. It is the people who are the subject of UCSB professor KumKum Bhavnani’s latest documentary, titled We Are Galápagos, which is getting its world-premiere screening at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Bhavnani decided to make the film after a trip to the islands organized by her daughter’s school. “That is when I went to the Galápagos the first time,” said Bhavnani in a recent interview. “When we were circling above the airport before landing, Cerina, my daughter, looked out the window and said,‘I didn’t realize there are people who live here.’ I hadn’t thought about people and the Galápagos. … It stayed with me forever and a day that if I didn’t know about the people living there, then maybe others wouldn’t know. I thought, ‘People make so many good films about the Galápagos; let me see if I can make a documentary about the people of the Galápagos.’ ” Three years and several visits later, We Are Galápagos was born. I recently spoke with Bhavnani, who has worked in the university’s sociology department since 1991, about her latest

film — she has three others to her name — how it came about, and what she hopes audiences will learn from it. How did you find your subjects? Some of it was through connections. There is an organization called Holbrook Travel, who are the travel agents who do educational tours [in the Galápagos], and they were extremely good to me. They put me in touch with lots of [tour] guides and people who could help me get all the authorizations and permissions from the national park so that I could film. … I was going to make a film through the eyes of the guide we had when I was there with my daughter. [But] he couldn’t do it [because of family obligations]. … So I would stop guides on the street and say, “Do you know any guides who might want to be interviewed for a documentary?” And through that I met a whole load of guides. … The second time I went, Ciada — the woman who forms the through line of the film — was working in the hostel we were staying in, and I asked her to be in it because I thought she was lovely. How did you get into filmmaking? That also is rather strange, because I did all this research for my class, and the [students] pushed me; they wanted more recent examples about women creating, quite rightly. [The 2006 documentary] The Shape of Water was the film that emerged from that research — it was about women creating social justice … I was writing a grant application to be able to write a book about all of this research I had done so that I could go and talk to the women, and then I thought, “Oh no,

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How was this film different from your other films? The Shape of Water was something I developed from my teaching. I did research for my lectures, and then I decided to make a film. … For Nothing Like Chocolate, I read about children being trafficked to harvest cocoa, and I thought, if I don’t know about this I’m sure others don’t. My philosophy has always been to see how people are making the world better— which isn’t to say we don’t need to ter know about what’s wrong with the world, but my approach is, “What are we doing about it?” … [Galápagos] is in line with my interests …. I realized I’m in the sociology department, and we don’t know anything about the people in the Galápagos. [Laughs.]

What do you hope people take away from this film? I do hope that the examples in this film, of what people are doing in the Galápagos to protect the environment and preserve the landscape, the nonhuman life as well as the human life — I hope that all of us can get ideas and learn from them and think of ideas for our own commun nity.

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he opening weekend of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival means one thing to most sports fans— Super Bowl Sunday!—but those who are put off by the commercialism of the football spectacle might find some rewarding experiences in the festival itself. Anyone for tennis? There is a candid portrait of the controversial coach Nick Bollettieri. Other documentary films deal with a high school basketball team trying to stay relevant in the Hamptons, a summer playground of the wealthy; an Israeli fencing coach driven by Olympic dreams; and a troupe of marathon runners plucked out of L.A.’s Skid Row. Killer Bees

on Florida’s Gulf Coast, but there is nothing laid-back about its subject. Nick Bollettieri, 86, sits erect in a chair, his leathery face deeply bronzed, his thinning gray hair combed forward, with raspy defiance in his voice, as he is interviewed by filmmaker Jason Kohn. The founder of the Bollettieri Tennis Academy makes no apologies for the way he treated some of the biggest stars in the sport while using their fame to sell his youth camps to the paying masses. Foremost among his success stories was Andre Agassi, with whom he had a difficult 10-year relationship. (Agassi is not interviewed in the film; in his autobiography, Open, he describes the academy as “Lord Lord of the Flies with forehands.”) Bollettieri favored Agassi over a hardworking Jim Courier, who does appear on camera. “There was fuel, anger, rage, because of what Nick was doing,” Courier says. On the women’s side, Kathleen Horvath felt betrayed when Bollettieri dropped her in favor of Carling Bassett. He justifies his choices by saying,“I want to be a winner and with winners.” There is drama in the clips of Grand Slam tennis matches between Courier and Agassi and, later, between Agassi and Boris Becker. A bit of nostalgia: You can hear the familiar voice of the late sportscaster Dick Enberg. Bollettieri coached Becker after severing his ties with Agassi. Why did he do it? “I don’t know; that’s Nick,” he says, referring to himself in the third person. At one point, he mentions that he had eight wives and could not recall their names. “I don’t think about being loved,” he says, providing inspiration for the title of this documentary.

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The senior guard’s eight assists in a win over Grace Brethren gave him the school records for a season (89 assists) and career (233). He also scored 20 points in a win over Cate, as the Patriots improved their record to 17-1.

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coach, though not as mercenary as Nick Bollettieri. He truly loves the sport of fencing and has to beg for support from the Israeli Ministry of Sport and Culture. At 68, he is set in his ways, and his son, Maor, a national champion, bristles against his control: “Don’t just give me, ‘I’m your dad, and that’s it.’ ” More respectful is Hatuel’s daughter, Delila. She competed but did not medal in the Beijing Olympics and is making a comeback in the months before the Rio Games. Maor is eliminated in the last qualification tournament. Delila wins a key bout and celebrates joyfully. But there are complications. Will the family be foiled again? To the untrained eye, the action of fencing is a blur, and the hour-long film does not try to explain the sport. It’s all about relationships.

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ity lies in the hands of the Killer Bees. They are coached by a former star player, Carl Johnson. His assistant is Joe Zucker, an artist of some repute, who envisions Bridgeport basketball as a long-running river.“You jump in and become part of the flow,” he says. There is adversity off the court— court one of the players faces eviction from his home — and the season does not flow smoothly. There is finger-pointing after a loss to rival Southampton. But the Bees rebuild their camaraderie and make it to the playoffs. As in a lot of sports movies, it comes down to a big game, the winner advancing to the state finals. The soundtrack echoes the frenetic action in the final quarter, as the jazz trumpet of Don Ellis punctuates a rapid rhythm with the beat structure of the tune’s title: “33 222 1 222.” But then the music slows and fades, and tears are flowing at the end of the game.

the end of the film, she has taken a job in her hometown of Seattle as a labor and delivery nurse. Other featured runners are David Askew, an aspiring artist who gives a tour of the rat-infested cave in the L.A. Riverbed that he called home; Ben Shirley, a washed-out rocker who takes smoke breaks during his training runs and discovers a talent in musical composition; and Rafael Cabrera, a convicted murderer who served almost 29 years in prison. His repentant ways win the support of the compassionate Mitchell, whose wife describes him as having “the heart of a priest.” None of them runs with natural fluidity. Mitchell himself is slightly hunched and stiff around the shoulders, and we learn that the vertebrae in his neck and upper back are fused. But their goal of running a marathon is a matter of commitment, not talent. Mitchell raises the funds to send a small team to run a 26-miler in Ghana. A year later, they are 25 strong when they all finish an international marathon in Rome. “It gives them dignity,” Mitchell says of the lifeaffirming adventure. Left behind are 57,000 others in the streets and shelters of L.A., but this beautiful film shows how one good man does N his part to confront the problem.

SKID ROW MARATHON MARATHON: In his day job, Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell imposes long jail terms for brutal

crimes. In his predawn routine, the former prosecutor runs through the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles and beckons the sort of people who might end up in his courtroom to follow him on a road to hope, recovery, and lasting friendship. Mitchell formed the Midnight Mission Running Team, a band of misfits in pursuit of fitness. “We are all hopeless, diehard, alcoholic drug-addicts,” says Rebecca Hayes. By INDEPENDENT.COM

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Free Film Screenings FREE DAILY FILM SCREENINGS

Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis following passholder admission.

THE QUARTETTE

Thursday, February 1 – 2:00PM, Lobero Theatre

METAMORPHOSIS

Friday, February 2 – 2:00PM, Lobero Theatre

POINT OF NO RETURN

Saturday, February 3 – 4:30PM, Lobero Theatre

CITY LIGHTS – SUPER SILENT SUNDAY

Coco

Sunday, February 4 – 2:00PM, Arlington Theatre

LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST

Monday, February 5 – 2:00PM, Lobero Theatre

TBA

Tuesday, February 6 – 2:00PM, Lobero Theatre

TBA

Wednesday, February 7 – 2:00PM, Lobero Theatre

BREATH

APPLEBOX FAMILY FILMS

Sponsored by Metropolitan Theatres AppleBox offers family films FREE at the Arlington Theatre, along with complimentary popcorn and refreshments!

DESPICABLE ME 3

Thursday, February 8 – 2:00PM, Lobero Theatre

Saturday, February 3 – 10:00AM Arlington Theatre

GUERRERO

THE BOSS BABY

Friday, February 9 – 2:00PM, Lobero Theatre

TBA

Saturday, February 10 – 2:00PM, Lobero Theatre

Sunday, February 4 – 10:00AM Arlington Theatre

COCO

Saturday, February 10 – 10:00AM Arlington Theatre

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Living in the Future’s Past


Free Educational Programs & Family Events FILMMAKER SEMINARS

SUPER SILENT SUNDAY

DAILY FREE SEMINARS at the Visit the Santa Ynez Valley Lounge located in the courtyard behind Lobero Theatre.

Thursday, February 1 – 11:00AM

On Super Bowl Sunday, SBIFF will present this classic silent film FREE to the community. Live accompaniment will be provided by Adam Aceto on the Arlington’s Wonder Morton Theatre Pipe Organ, which is one of only five in existence.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILMMAKERS

City Lights (1931)

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INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS

Friday, February 2 – 11:00 AM

SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKERS Monday, February 5 – 11:00 AM

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS Tuesday, February 6 – 11:00 AM

SHORTS FILMMAKERS

Wednesday, February 7 – 11:00 AM

INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS Thursday February 8 – 11:00 AM

Sponsored by Winchester Mystery House

Sunday, February 4 – 2:00PM Arlington Theatre A hapless but resilient tramp (Charlie Chaplin) falls in love with a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill) on the tough city streets. Upon learning that she and her grandmother are to be evicted from their home, the tramp undertakes a series of attempts to provide them with the money they need, all of which end in humiliating failure. But after a drunken millionaire (Harry Myers) lavishly rewards him for saving his life, the tramp can change the flower girl’s life forever.

NORDIC FILMMAKERS

Friday, February 9 – 11:00 AM

City Lights

YOUTH CINEMEDIA

Saturday, February 10 – 10:00 AM Fiesta 5 Theatre For over a decade SBIFF has partnered with Youth CineMedia, a local non-profit that teaches documentary filmmaking to children, teens and young adults from urban and rural communities, with projects focusing on social justice issues, health and the environment.

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As we gather for the Film Festival, we remember those we have lost and thank the dedicated first responders. We also want to help those who remain in need. We are highlighting organizations that are working tirelessly to help those who are affected. We encourage attendees and our sponsors to support their efforts as well as other organizations working to help heal our community. United Way of Santa Barbara: unitedwaysb.org, (805) 965-8591 Red Cross: redcross.org, (800) 733-2767 Direct Relief: directrelief.org, (805) 964-4767 Habitat for Humanity: sbhabitat.org, (805) 692-2226 Santa Barbara Foundation’s Community Disaster Relief Fund: sbfoundation.org/community-disaster-relief-fund, (805) 963-1873

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County: foodbanksbc.org, (805) 967-5741 Unity Shoppe: unityshoppe.org, (805) 965-4122 Salvation Army: santabarbara.salvationarmy.org, (805) 964-8738 “Feed the Firefighters of Montecito” GoFundMe: gofundme.com/feed-the-firemenfirst-responders

Santa Barbara Humane Society:

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s Grand Cru: This documentary by Canadian filmmaker

David Eng is a year-in-the-life portrait of Pascal Marchand, a man from Montreal who came to Burgundy, France, in 1983 to work a harvest at age 21 and wound up becoming one of the country’s most celebrated expat vignerons. It concerns the 2016 growing season, which Marchand considered the most difficult

s Off the Menu: This romantic comedy is occasionally quite cheesy— cheesy maybe too much so for “serious” filmgoers — but the overall impression is heartwarming, food-loving, and fun. The story concerns an aloof son of a fast-food-chain founder who must prove his mettle by finding the next hot dish. He winds up in a small New Mexican village, enraptured by the cooking of a beautiful chef. Will he steal her dish or her heart? Or both? A quirky cast of characters adds extra seasoning, as do the anticorporate/pro-slow-food undercurrents. “I was drawn to this story about two opposites from dif different worlds who fall in love, in contrast to a magical farmto-table chef and a trust-fund kid whose father controls the fast-food world,” said director Jay Silverman. “The female lead character of Javiera is a strong single mother with a successful business, and the fact that she’s not necessarily looking for love was something fresh I hadn’t seen before. Overall, it’s a charming, funny, and romantic story that just isn’t made anymore.” See a longer Q&A with Silverman at independent.com/sbiff. independent.com/sbiff

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duced documentary by Marc Pierschel dives into the dilemma posed by a human culture that values meat as the main course. Much dwells upon the impact that meat eating causes for the planet, but we also meet Esther the Wonder Pig and some entrepreneurs pushing the vegetarian envelope on products like gelatin. There’s hope here, in the form of Germany, where bratwurst-loving Berlin is now Europe’s vegan hotbed.

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gardens, funny but informative graphics, insightful interviews with top scientists, and archival family footage, this doc uses the lives of Canadian filmmaker Aube Giroux and her gardener-as-activist mother to explain how GMOs became part of North America’s food fabric. Questioning why 64 countries in the world mandate GMO labeling while Canada and the U.S. did not for years (Canada still does not), the film takes a friendly, personal approach that makes this oft-examined topic more approachable, understandable, and downright entertaining. It’s also pretty scary.

The End of Meat: This German-pro-

Back to Burgundy: American wine lovers would give

anything to run their own Burgundian domaine. But this engaging, entertaining, oenologically correct feature film shows why that may not be the case for people who grew up in the vineyards and simply had to get out as they got older. This French family drama portrays a son who’s returned home after many years to help his siblings determine what to do with their winery and vineyards as their father lies dying. As they work through the harvest— harvest portrayed with stunning accuracy, as are all the conversations and observations made about wine in the film — the siblings grow closer to each other and the land. It’s easily the best feature film about wine since Sideways, and many will argue that it’s far better than that. “I wanted to make a movie that talked about wine, and I very soon understood that it needed to be about

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family, transmission, heritage, time passing …” said director Cédric Klapisch. “In Burgundy and in every wine region in France, like Bordeaux, it was a tremendous success. It’s a story that is very emotional for the people who work around vineyards; people then identify with them a lot, and it’s very strong for them.” See a longer Q&A with Klapisch at independent.com/sbiff. independent.com/sbiff

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All You Can Eat Buddha: If you’re down with weirdness

on-screen, then this is the film for you — or maybe not, as its bizarre factor dips into the unpalatable. A man arrives at a Caribbean resort and begins eating a lot, and magical things start to happen. A salsa teacher gets pissed, an octopus keeps showing up, and many heads are scratched.

of his career thanks to hail, frost, and more bureaucratic concerns over his vineyard management. It’s got drama, it’s got great wine, and it’s got history, as one of Marchand’s plots lies in front of the Clos de Vougeot, where Cistercian monks started making wine in the 12th century.

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Barbara’s Burgundy, New many foodie cinephiles cheered in 2012 when the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) launched Screen Cuisine, a sidebar focused on food and drink films from around the world. The category remains manna for those of us who like pairing our movies with on-screen meals, and this year’s slate includes a hearty blend of drama, romance, and inspiration, with a pinch of weird. “A lot of the appeal for food films seems to come from the rise in streaming and the fact that many people are watching food and wine docs at home,” said SBIFF Programming Director Michael Albright, who said the fest has developed a strong reputation in this category thanks to screening such films as Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Somm, Spinning Plates, and A Year in Burgundy over the years.“However, I would argue that these films are best experienced in a theater with other people in a more festive environment like SBIFF with so many great restaurants downtown.” Here’s this year’s menu: anta

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BENVENUTO! Ca’ Dario has opened in Goleta across from Camino Real Marketplace.

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of Montecito’s food and drink establishments. If a business is not listed here, that means they did not answer the phone and that I didn’t know their status at press time. Restaurants with an asterisk are expected to be open by February 1 if the boil-water notice is lifted: Bella Vista at the Biltmore, 1260 Channel Dr. — opening 4/2 Blenders in the Grass, 1046 Coast Village Rd. — open Bottle Shop, 1200 Coast Village Rd. — open Bree’osh Cafe & Bakery, 1150 Coast Village Rd. — open* Cava Restaurant & Bar, 1212 Coast Village Rd. — open* Giovanni’s, 1187 Coast Village Rd. — open Here’s the Scoop, 1187 Coast Village Rd. — open Jeannine’s Bakery, 1253 Coast Village Rd. — open Lucky’s, 1270 Coast Village Rd. — open*

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Montecito Coffee Shop, 1498 East Valley Rd. — open* Montecito Village Grocery, 1482 East Valley Rd. — open Oliver’s, 1198 Coast Village Rd. — open* Pane e Vino, 1482 East Valley Rd. — open Panino, 1024 Coast Village Rd. — early February Pierre Lafond, 516 San Ysidro Rd. — open Rori’s Artisanal Creamery, 1024 Coast Village Rd. — open Stella Mare’s, 50 Los Patos Wy. — open The Honor Bar, 1255 Coast Village Rd. — open The Honor Market, 1255 Coast Village Rd. — open The Liquor & Wine Grotto, 1271 Coast Village Rd. — open Tre Lune, 1151 Coast Village Rd. — open* Via Vai Trattoria & Pizzeria, 1483 East Valley Rd. — open Village Cheese & Wine Store, 1485 East Valley Rd. — open Vons, 1040 Coast Village Rd. — open

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from the Good Land. Ca’ Dario Cucina Italiana has opened in Goleta, next to The French Press at the Kmart Shopping Center, in the former home of Bicycle Bob’s and Sam’s To Go. General Manager Danny Chisholm gave me a tour of the impressive and spacious new location. “When you walk in, the bar area looks like the pizzeria in the downtown location,” said Chisholm. “In the back you have white tablecloths dimly lit with candlelights. It will look a lot like the dining room at the main location. The fun new part is that we have a big open kitchen where we can watch the chefs make dinner magic while we’re eating.” The new Ca’ Dario also has a private conference/dining room with 8-10 chairs that can hook a computer up to a large TV set. They have plans for a large, 40-seat patio on the mountain side of the property that is currently a work in progress. The bar near the entrance has its own appetizer menu and also serves the full menu. “We’ve got an awesome appetizer dish called frittura mista,” said Chisholm. “We don’t have a deep fryer downtown, so this is our first opportunity in a long time to have a fried calamari seafood appetizer.” Ca’ Dario Cucina Italiana is open daily, 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. Call 884-9419 or visit cadario.net. cadario.net

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hen it comes to understandnerve in this Trump-dominated, ing the decline of Ameripost-#MeToo moment. Speaking can political discourse, it of Jean, Baxter said that there’s can be hard to choose just one reamore to this apparently retiring son. Although fake news, corporate character than first meets the eye. lobbying, Russian interference, and “It took rereading the script for a certain person’s Twitter habit have me to see the humor of the role,” she told me, adding that “Jean has all contributed, The City of Cona sharp little tongue.” She praised versation, which opens Saturday, February 10, at the New Vic, pins director Cameron Watson, sayresponsibility for extreme partiing that “the discovery has been sanship and perennial gridlock on great” in what she identified as her something less obvious but poten“favorite part of any play”— the tially more instructive: the demise rehearsal process. of the intimate Georgetown dinner What Jean sees Hester go through mirrors a generational party. sense of disillusionment. When A certain kind of private supper that once ruled the social lives Anna chooses to cut off the conversation that Hester cares about of the federal government’s most powerful figures is now virtually most, she challenges the values LET’S TALK: Sharon Lawrence and Meredith Baxter rehearse a scene. extinct. Hosted by commanding that have animated her motherwomen who understood the art of in-law’s entire adult life. For Lawseating plans to the highest degree, these the Carter administration, the play moves rence, this intergenerational conflict matters legendary affairs typically took place in their through four decades, including the Reagan deeply, as it’s a learning opportunity for the well-appointed dining rooms. The guest lists administration, and ends on the night of cast. “We are not just all of us remembering routinely crossed party lines, and the atmo- Barack Obama’s first inauguration. Hester’s these events,” she said, referring to such hissphere encouraged cannemesis is her daughter- torical contexts as the Robert Bork Supreme dor by demanding that in-law Anna, an ambi- Court nomination hearings. “For the guests lay down their tious young Republican younger members of the cast, who weren’t ideological armor and who has recruited Hes- alive when these things were happening, it’s put aside their legislater’s son to her rising a revelation and an education” to see that tive agendas upon entry. brand of ruthless politi- the roots of our current ideological divide When things went well, cal fundamentalism. run so far back and extend so deep. What this alternate setting Anna takes advantage of both these actors communicated to me, and opened paths to imagithe dinner-party system what the play promises to express, is a longnative collaboration in to its fullest extent and ing to engage again in humane and civilized by Charles Donelan governance and inspired then sees to its eventual discussion with our leaders — something destruction. the sort of intelligent, that would seem impossible in a system thoughtful process that led Henry James to For Baxter and Lawrence, both great stars that’s increasingly driven by outbursts of dub social Washington not “the swamp” but whose work has primarily been in television 140 characters. “the city of conversation.” (Family Family Ties and NYPD Blue, respectively, Sharon Lawrence stars as Hester Ferris, but also many more series and films), the The City of Conversation previews Thursday-Friday, an amalgamation of Katherine Graham, show offers an opportunity to express their February 8-9; opens Saturday, February 10; powerful yearning for more intelligent and Sally Quinn, Susan Mary Alsop, and all the and runs through February 25 at Ensemble other great figures who crafted this tradi- humane leadership in Washington and elseTheatre Company’s New Vic (33 W. Victoria tion of aspirational hospitality. Meredith where. Speaking with them last week, I was St.). For tickets and information, call Baxter plays Jean, Hester’s older sister and struck by how passionately they are respond965-5400 or visit etcsb.org. right hand. Beginning in the 1970s, during ing to the material, which clearly strikes a

CRYSTALLINE SHIP: Artists Dane Goodman (left) and Keith Puccinelli worked together over a period of months in a Carpinteria warehouse to handcraft “The Boat.” More than 20 feet long and 10 feet high and covered in colored cellophane panels lit from within, it’s one of the most memorable works of sculpture seen in S.B. in recent years.

DANE GOODMAN SELECTED AS MASTER ARTIST

Focus on the Masters is a unique program based in Ventura that recognizes and honors contemporary artists in a variety of media through a yearlong process of celebration, documentation, and preservation of their work. Previous recipients include painters Ed Moses and Don Bachardy, sculptor Dennis Oppenheim, video artist Bill Viola, and composer/conductor Pierre Boulez. Each year a jury of their peers chooses 8-10 artists who have demonstrated mastery of their craft and who have “contributed to the development of the arts in Ventura County and beyond.” Those honored receive in-depth, formal documentation of their work, including an extensive oral history, the collection of printed material and publications, and the creation of a visual library. The process culminates in the videotaping of an interview with the artist in front of a live audience at the Levity Live studio in The Collection at Oxnard. Santa Barbara artist Dane Goodman is joined in this year’s group by such worldrenowned artists as Alison Saar and Russell Crotty. His Artist Spotlight interview will take place on October 28, 2018. For more information on Focus on the Masters, visit focusonthemasters.com. — Charles Donelan

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omeone casually flipping through Blind Spot — Teju Cole’s new collection of photographs and brief accompanying essays — couldn’t be blamed for wondering if the author/photographer deliberately set out to showcase his least interesting images: a plastic bucket at a construction site, an anonymous bus stop in the snow, a ladder leaning against a shed. The apparent triviality of the subject matter is all the more surprising as the photographs come from all over the world, often from some of its most photogenic locales. However, a closer look reveals a family resemblance among Cole’s subjects. A number of photographs focus ironically on other images: a man in Omaha wearing a tacky palm-tree shirt; an indifferent painting of Ferrara hung in a restaurant in Ferrara; a defaced political poster on a wall in Beirut. Cole also loves the semi-translucence of plastic tarps: a building under construction in Lugano is

BOOKS wrapped up tightly; torn plastic sheeting partially covers a ripped screen door in upstate New York; a carousel in Rome is shrouded against the winter; a tear in a plastic tarp in the Berlin suburbs reminds him of the wound in Christ’s side. Early on, the book can feel a bit pretentious, but Cole, who is perhaps best known for his novel Open City and for his columns as the photography critic for the New York Times Magazine, is a talented writer, and the accretion of related ideas, as well as the frequent return to a handful of locations—Lagos, Switzerland, Brooklyn, and Lebanon—brings a pleasing symmetry to the overall project. Perhaps the most persuasive explanation of the book’s off-kilter aesthetic is also the most obvious. In 2011, Cole suffered perforations to his retina, and much of the book is a response to his recovery from that “blind spot.” As he writes: “The photography changed after that. The looking changed.” —David Starkey

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eth Ann Fennelly was right to subtitle Heating & Cooling a collection of “micro-memoirs,” for this book of just a little more than 100 pages is small enough to fit into a reader’s back pocket. Some of the memoirs are extremely short — for instance, “Married Love, IV,” which reads in its entirety:“Morning: bought a bag of frozen peas to numb my husband’s sore testicles after his vasectomy. Evening: added thawed peas to our carbonara.” This particular piece is fairly representative. Slightly risqué, it reveals an intimacy between the author and her subject, but with a decidedly comic note that defuses any sense of personal betrayal the person being discussed might feel. In addition to writing a great deal about her husband, Fennelly also has quite a bit to say about her daughter, her worrying mother, her largely indifferent late father, childhood, college and graduate school, and Catholicism. In fact, throughout Heating & Cooling Cooling, Fennelly presents herself as a fairly typical—if especially smart and funny—modern suburban

wife. You would hardly know she is poet laureate of Mississippi, one of the poorest and most conservative states in the country; as someone who wrestled for seven years with the cultural mores of life in a Deep South state, I missed hearing about the political edginess that surely must be part of Fennelly’s daily reality. However, that’s a minor quibble. It’s hard not to laugh along with a writer who titles a piece about how tired she is of singing “Row, row, row your boat” to her kids “Mommy Wants a Glass of Chardonnay.” Or who, in another of the “Married Love” series, admits: “There will come a day— day let it be many years from now—when our kids realize no married couple ever needed to retreat at high noon behind their locked bedroom door to discuss taxes.” Page after page, Fennelly similarly hits her mark. She is so charming— charming not to mention concise — that one can’t help but be drawn into her quirky and ultimately lifeaffirming world. —DS

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the start of building fitness and strength.” Learning, or relearning, how to move your body with the right mechanics and form is key, not only for sports but for everyday activities. Whatever your age, you want the ability to climb a flight of stairs, squat to lift a toddler or a bag of groceries, rotate your torso to swing a golf club or a softball bat, and reach overhead and hinge at the hips, without pain or the risk of injury. Rebound is a practical guide, for beginners or people with years of training under their belts. The daily routines are clearly laid out and build upon each other. It’s all here: nutrition, cardio, movement, strength, flexibility, and recovery. If getting fit for life is one of your goals, this book can definitely help you get there. —Brian Tanguay


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un fact: Barbra Streisand has a private antique shopping mall in the basement of her Malibu estate. This news, revealed in the legendary singer/actress’s coffeetable book My Passion for Design, sparked the imagination of playwright Jonathan At the Rubicon Theatre, Sat., Jan. 27. Tolins. If such a place Shows through Feb. 11. exists, he reasoned, it has to be staffed. So what’s it like for the guy who works there? What happens when his one customer comes calling? The result of this musing is the delightful one-man show Buyer & Cellar, which Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre is staging through February 11. It centers on Alex More (Brian McDonald), a barely employed L.A. actor who signs up for the strangest job of his life. Isolated, disconcerted, and bored out of his mind — you can only spend so much time dusting dolls — he is ultimately rewarded with a relationship, of sorts, with the iconic performer. Tolins’s script is consistently witty, and under Stephanie Coltrin’s direction, McDonald turns Alex into an immensely engaging,

not to mention energetic, character. His arms are in near-constant motion as he tells us the story, and he amusingly impersonates the people around him, including you-knowwho. A well-crafted piece of entertainment, the play raises interesting questions about the creative ways we attempt to control our environment and the fine line between befriending another person and using them. Is Streisand bigger than life, or just like the rest of us? Buyer & Cellar answers: both. —Tom Jacobs

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belong to the tiny subculture of polka fans, loving the music both genuinely and ironically, and believing this unjustly maligned and ignored music tradition is one of the great “underground” musical cultures in America. Imagine my delight, then, when I tuned in to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert recently and saw Jack Black—in a gaudy red suit and blond wig, emanating over-the-top-cheerful charisma—leading a crack polka band to promote the film The Polka King King, which premiered at last year’s Sundance festival and had its Netflix debut on January 12. However, my delight was followed by semi-disappointment on the musical front when I watched the film the following night only to find that polka itself is mostly a backdrop and an incidental feature. Instead, The Polka King is more obsessed with another fiveletter “p” word: “Ponzi.” Directed by Maya Forbes and written by Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky, based on the documentary The Man Who Would Be Polka King King, the film is the real-life story of determined (and ethically slippery) polka bandleader and Polish immigrant to Pennsylvania Jan Lewan (pronounced with the Americanizing hard “j” or without—he doesn’t care), so eager to assimilate into his adopted country’s lifestyle and enjoy its fruits that he almost accidentally segues into a life of fraud. “I have America up the wazoo,” says the charmingly upbeat and endearingly language-mangling Lewan (Jack Black). “All you have to do is believe.” His powerful belief in America, feeding the family, and upward mobility was lined with fraudulent investor duping, which landed him in prison in 2004. Thus, his story also takes on that pressing American-dream story—the one about dreams turned to disillusion on an epic scale. On some level, The Polka King is a misdemeanorlevel variation on the chilling film The Wizard of Lies, which starred Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff, that evil king of all things Ponzi whose mendacity and wanton greed started out small and ballooned exponentially. It is the very buoyant and trust-inducing charisma of Lewan, on- and offstage, that lures investors into his world, along with the unreal promise of 12 percent returns on the investments (“Welcome to the ground

JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 11, 2018 STRANGER THAN FICTION: Jack Black (left) stars opposite Jason Schwartzman in Netflix’s true-crime comedy film The Polka King.

floor of big beginning,” he promises his first victims). Like any good American entrepreneur, he diversifies, dreaming big and wide: Lewan also runs a Polish gift shop, is a tour guide with a “Premium Pope Package” (a back-alley bribe helps that Papal audience happen), and operates other businesses, alongside keeping his band going and paid. Director Forbes pulls some fascinating punches along the way. Delving into the world of polka culture with delicate balance and respect, the film speaks to the alarm we might feel that such a world exists beneath the slick noise of mass/pop culture in America. We at once are immersed in said polka-lined world and view it from a half-satirical, Christopher Guest–like remove. Acting-wise, tart and tasty comic turns come from Jason Schwartzman as Lewan’s polka-band sidekick Mickey Pizzazz (a stage name, by the way), Jacki Weaver as his suspicious mother-in-law, and Jenny Slate as his long-suffering and Mrs. Pennsylvania–aspiring wife. As for Black, he rocks in the role, but there are limitations attached. Ultimately, the fact of the film’s obligation to reality, and the fact that the real Lewan is still alive (he performs, all smiles and high on a sense of resurgence, in the final polka/rap tune) means that Black’s Lewan feels restrained, by the wild standards Black has brought to characters such as his Mexican wrestling would-be hero in Nacho Libre or even the outlandish rock ’n’ roll character(s) in his band Tenacious D. It would be great to see Black expand his giddily masterful Polka King role, but next time, a little or a lot more polka, please. For more on that, proceed to the soundtrack album for some pure-ish polka bliss. —Josef Woodard

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Fifty Shades Freed (101 mins., R) In this, the final chapter in the Fifty Shades trilogy, Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) have settled down and are married. One day their lives are upended when Ana’s former boss Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) threatens revenge and the Greys’ nemesis, Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger), returns. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo (Opens Thu., Feb. 8)

Winchester (99 mins., PG-13) Academy Award–winning actor Helen Mirren stars in this supernatural horror film about Sarah Winchester, the wife of gun manufacturer William Winchester, who allegedly believed she was being haunted by spirits and so, on the advice of a medium, built her infamous Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. Camino Real/Fiesta 5

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Darkest Hour (125 mins., PG-13) Gary Oldman has already garnered critical acclaim — including a Golden Globe Award for best actor and the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Maltin Modern Master Award— 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. Fairview The Greatest Showman (105 mins., PG) Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum in this biopic musical that focuses on the legendary circus master and the lives of the people who form what eventually becomes the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, and Rebecca Ferguson also star.

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I, Tonya, directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), beautifully blends memory and reality as it explores figure skater Tonya Harding’s role in the 1994 attack on fellow teammate Nancy Kerrigan just prior to the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad) gives a riveting performance as Harding, who is both a victim and the instigator of a life fraught with violence and tumult. Filmed in mockumentary style, the story cleaves the testimonies of Harding, her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan), their associate Shawn Eckhardt (Paul Walter Hauser), and Harding’s mother, LaVona Fay Golden (Allison Janney), posing the question: What is truth? The film never really answers that query but rather postulates that truth is a complex combination of perspectives. In a time when “fake news” is commonplace, I, Tonya shows that the “truth” of things often depends on who is telling the story. (NS) Camino Real

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Phantom Thread (130 mins., R) Daniel Day-Lewis stars in director Paul Thomas Anderson’s historical drama set in 1950s London’s world of haute couture. Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps also star. The Hitchcock

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Lady Bird lives up to the hype. The solo directorial debut of Greta Gerwig, the film is a full, honest snapshot of the coming-of-age of Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) as she navigates her last year of high school. In a skillful depiction of the pain, beauty, strangeness, and humor of what it means to be a 17-year-old girl, Ronan’s performance is refreshingly nuanced as she gracefully walks the line between daring confidence and acute insecurity. (EW) Camino Real

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With Donald Trump declaring war on the media like no president ever before it’s touching that Steven Spielberg sought to defend the so-called Fourth Estate with this heroic thriller about the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Post publisher/owner Katherine Graham in particular. What could have been a gripping movie about the role of the press in keeping the government accountable instead left me wishing for a good documentary about what actually happened back in 1971 with the release of the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret study commissioned by the Department of Defense to explore the United States’ military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. Spoiler alert: The study revealed presidents from Truman to Johnson lied to the American people about a war they increasingly understood to be unwinnable. When

the New York Times broke the story, the Nixon White House got a gag order to shut it up. When the same documents mysteriously showed up at the door of the Washington Post, Graham (powerfully played by Meryl Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) struggled with whether to publish or perish. Only in hindsight is the “right” answer obvious. The actual debate was anything but. Had Spielberg not depicted the winners as so unfailingly heroic and the losers so craven and venal, it would have been a better movie and a better civics lesson, too. That said, Spielberg knows how to tell a story, and in this case, the story is so interesting that not even he can ruin it. (NW) Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

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When a semiaquatic humanoid (Doug Jones) is brought in chains to a Baltimore military research facility sometime during the Cold War, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a cleaner at the facility who communicates through sign language, finds the nonverbal creature kindred to her nonspeaking self. Their relationship is one of several that anchors Guillermo del Toro’s latest fairy tale, The Shape of Water, whose central characters experience the era’s bright promises in terms of disappointment and disempowerment. Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins buttress the film as Elisa’s partners in crime, but they play sketches of postwar life rather than fully fleshedout characters. The ever-delightful Sally Hawkins is The Shape of Water’s big draw; her physically expressive performance style, reminiscent of silentera stars, is well matched to the role of someone who communicates sans speech. Soon, though, I hope actors with disabilities will get their starring turns in major films in which disability is rendered as possibility rather than lack. (AT) The Hitchcock

O Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (115 mins., R) With a star-studded cast including Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, and up-and-comer 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. With astute insights into Southern smalltown living, incredible cinematography, and a powerhouse performance from McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is, without a doubt, the best film I saw last year. (EW) Paseo Nuevo

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ises? Or would you consider making brave commitments that lead you deeper into the Great Mystery? Given the upcoming astrological omens, I vote for the latter. Here’s another pair of questions for you, Cancerian. Are you inclined to meander from commotion to commotion without any game plan? Or might you invoke the magic necessary to get involved with highquality collaborations? I’m hoping you’ll opt for the latter. (P.S. The near future will be prime time for you to swear a sacred oath or two.)

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(July 23-Aug. 22): In March 1996, a man burst into the studio of radio station Star FM in Wanganui, New Zealand. He took the manager hostage and issued a single demand: that the deejay play a recording of the Muppet song “The Rainbow Connection,” as sung by the puppet Kermit the Frog. Fortunately, police intervened quickly, no one was hurt, and the kidnapper was jailed. In bringing this to your attention, Leo, I am certainly not suggesting that you imitate the kidnapper. Please don’t break the law or threaten anyone with harm. On the other hand, I do urge you to take dramatic, innovative action to fulfill one of your very specific desires.

(Apr. 20-May 20): Stories have the power to either dampen or mobilize your life energy. I hope that in the coming weeks, you will make heroic efforts to seek out the latter and avoid the former. Now is a crucial time to treat yourself to stories that will jolt you out of your habitual responses and inspire you to take long-postponed actions and awaken the sleeping parts of your soul. And that’s just half of your assignment, dear Taurus. Here’s the rest: Tell stories that help you remember the totality of who you are, and that inspire your listeners to remember the totality of who they are.

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(May 21-June 20): Author Anaïs Nin said,“There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of the imagination. But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don’t work.” For two reasons, Nin’s formulation is especially apropos for you right now. First, you should not allow yourself to be seduced, tempted, or won over by sweet gestures alone. You must insist on sweet gestures that are synergized by a sense of wonder and an appreciation of your unique beauty. Second, you should adopt the same approach for those you want to seduce, tempt, or win over: sweet gestures seasoned with wonder and an appreciation of their unique beauty.

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(June 21-July 22): Are you more inclined right now to favor temporary involvements and short-term prom-

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Knullrufs is a Swedish word that refers to what your hair looks like after sex: tousled,

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Many varieties of the nettle plant will sting you if you touch the leaves and stems. Their hairs are like hypodermic needles that inject your skin with a blend of irritant chemicals. And yet nettle is also an herb with numerous medicinal properties. It can provide relief for allergies, arthritis, joint pain, and urinary problems. That’s why Shakespeare invoked the nettle as a metaphor in his play Henry IV, Part 1: “Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety,” says the character named Hotspur. In accordance with the astrological omens, Virgo, I choose the nettle as your power metaphor for the first three weeks of February.

rumpled, disordered. If I’m reading the astrological omens correctly, you should experience more knullrufs than usual in the coming weeks. You’re in a phase when you need and deserve extra pleasure and delight, especially the kind that rearranges your attitudes as well as your coiffure. You have license to exceed your normal quotas of ravenousness and rowdiness.

where she managed her father’s farm, indigo ultimately became the second most important cash crop over the next 30 years. I have astrological reasons to believe that you are now in a phase when you could likewise make innovations that will have long-range economic repercussions. Be alert for good intuitions and promising opportunities to increase your wealth.

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(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In his “Crazy Lake Experiment,” documented on YouTube, Harvard physicist Greg Kestin takes a raft out on a lake. He drops a tablespoon of olive oil into the water, and a few minutes later, the half acre around his boat is still and smooth. All the small waves have disappeared. He proceeds to explain the science behind the calming effect produced by a tiny amount of oil. I suspect that you will have a metaphorically comparable power in the next two weeks, Scorpio. What’s your version of the olive oil? Your poise? Your graciousness? Your tolerance? Your insight into human nature?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In 1989, a man spent $4 on a painting at a flea market in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. He didn’t care much for the actual image, which was a boring country scene, but he thought he could use the frame. Upon returning home, he found a document concealed behind the painting. It turned out to be a rare old copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, originally created in 1776. He eventually sold it for $2.42 million. I doubt that you will experience anything quite as spectacular in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. But I do suspect you will find something valuable where you don’t expect it, or develop a connection with something that’s better than you imagined it would be.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In the 1740s, a teenage Capricorn girl named Eliza Lucas almost single-handedly introduced a new crop into American agriculture: indigo, a plant used as a dye for textiles. In South Carolina,

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(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): When I was in my early twenties, I smoked marijuana now and then. I liked it. It made me feel good, inspired my creativity, and roused spiritual visions. But I reconsidered my use after encountering pagan magician Isaac Bonewits. He didn’t have a moral objection to cannabis use, but he believed it withered one’s willpower and diminished one’s determination to transform one’s life for the better. For a year, I meditated on and experimented with his hypothesis. I found it to be true, at least for me. I haven’t smoked since. My purpose in bringing this up is not to advise you about your relationship to drugs, but rather to urge you to question whether there are influences in your life that wither your willpower and diminish your determination to transform your life for the better. Now is an excellent time to examine this issue.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Would you like to shed unwieldy baggage before moving on to your next big challenge? I hope so. It will purge your soul of karmic sludge. It will prime you for a fresh start. One way to accomplish this bravery is to confess your sins and ask for forgiveness in front of a mirror. Here’s data to consider. Is there anyone you know who would not give you a good character reference? Have you ever committed a seriously unethical act? Have you revealed information that was told to you in confidence? While under the influence of intoxicants or bad ideas, have you done things you’re ashamed of? I’m not saying you’re more guilty of these things than the rest of us; it’s just that now is your special time to seek redemption. Homework: What’s the best, most healing trouble you could whip up right now? Testify at Freewillastrology.com.

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BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES Responsible for the management of student loan portfolios and sundry debts as assigned. Maintains knowledge of Federal, State and University policies and procedures. Maintains standards in accordance with departmental Mission Statement and Customer Service program. Participates in Employee Partnership program and trains Collection Unit team members on areas of expertise. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics or business, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven excellent financial and analytical skills and experience working on an inclusive, effective, service‑oriented team. Excellent communication, analytical, and technical skills. Ability to work with minimal direction to coordinate and execute numerous tasks simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to effectively apply analytical, organizational, and problem‑solving skills to interpret Federal student loan regulations and strong interpersonal skills to communicate those regulations and to UCSB Alumni. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise good judgment, logic, tact, and diplomacy while performing the critical duties of the position. $23.77‑$26.65/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180021

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STATISTICS & APPLIED PROBABILITY Responsible for many aspects of

undergraduate affairs including providing advising, consulting and academic services to undergraduate students, department staff and faculty. Prepares and maintains departmental publication materials, including forms, web site content, and brochures. Provides instructional assistance with schedule of classes, and reviewing and processing undergrad petitions, prerequisites and grades. Works collaboratively with faculty and other campus representatives on issues relating to statistics courses and academic policies and procedures. Provides other administrative support such as ordering supplies, reception, and mail distribution. Reqs: Demonstrated independent problem solving ability. Excellent computing skills including spreadsheet and word processing applications. Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to independently prioritize and complete tasks with frequent interruptions. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $21.85‑$22.36/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20180001

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COURTYARD CAFE SUPERVISOR

UNIVERSITY CENTER FOOD SERVICE Oversees the cook and prep stations of the Courtyard Cafe. Trains 24‑45 students in the preparation of hot cooked breakfast, crepe preparation, grill food preparation, sandwiches made‑to‑order, and cashiering functions. Responsible for creating daily food orders, assisting with month end inventory, and safety and sanitation. Responsible for store opening or store closing procedures. Reqs: Previous foodservice experience. Ability to read, write and speak in English. Ability to effectively and clearly communicate directions to employees and customers. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to hire, supervise, train and students and staff. Ability to communicate, analyze and trouble shoot situations as they occur. Work with a diverse staff in all aspects of the Dining Commons; Knowledgeable in sanitary food handling procedures that are used in food service. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $15.25‑$19.83/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,


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STUDENT HEALTH Acts as an advice nurse triaging students in order to make appropriate appointments and referrals, provides advice for minor illnesses and injuries and patient education. Works in immunization/travel clinic. Provides contraceptive counseling. Reqs: Must be currently licensed with the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Must have 3 years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Notes: Student Health requires that clinical staff must successfully complete and pass the background check and credentialing process before the start date. Licensing and credentialing must be current and complete at all times during employment in order to practice and function in this clinical role. Licensed by the State Board of Registered Nursing. Must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during influenza season. All HIPAA/FERPA regulations enforced; any violation may results in disciplinary action. This is a 100% 11 month per year position; 4 weeks of furlough taken during quarter breaks and summer months. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Scheduling will be reviewed annually and set for the upcoming academic year. May be required to work Thursday evening shifts. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of California

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UNIVERSITY CENTER FOOD SERVICE Responsible for the daily operation of the Arbor store. The Arbor operates 7 days/week with an annual budget of $2.8M and a staff of 70‑80 part time student employees. Primary responsibilities include Training and Supervision, Purchasing and Inventory Management, Financial Duties, and Safety and Sanitation. Reqs: 3 years of management experience in a food service operation and/or retail outlet with education in Food Service Management or Retail Store Management or equivalent education/ experience in restaurant or retail food service operations. Demonstrated experience in planning and management related to retail operations management including but not limited to financial and labor management, sourcing & procurement, marketing & merchandising, handling and storage, customer service and health & safety. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in food related financial management & reporting. Knowledge in inventory control functions, including experience in physical inventory counts, receiving, and storage of materials .Experience within a customer service oriented environment responding to and meeting/exceeding the needs of the customer. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends: Sun./Mon./ Thurs‑1pm‑10pm, Fri./Sat.‑10am‑7pm $43,379‑$60,645/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 2/1/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180025

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RESIDENTIAL & COMMUNITY LIVING Responsible for articulating and educating the Housing and Residential Communities on resident policies, procedures and community standards. Develops and implements programs for Lead staff, resident assistants and student‑residents on Residence Hall/Apartment Living community standards. Assists in the investigation, adjudication and general resolution of cases referred to Resident Student Conduct (Housing) and the Office of Judicial Affairs. Maintains and updates the curriculum for Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises Personal Responsibility and Fire Safety courses. Leads/co‑leads the facilitation of these courses throughout the academic year. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong interpersonal skills to interact with various university constituents, as well as parents and relevant clients. Strong administrative and organizational skills. Strong analytical and computer database skills. Excellent listening and problem solving skills. Strict adherence to confidentiality. Understanding of FERPA, Clery and other Higher Education‑specific laws and policies. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Required to work some evenings and weekends. $22.85‑$31.98/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 2/12/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180042

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UC EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM (UCEAP) Through international academic experiences, UCEAP inspires students to explore and transform their lives, UC and the world. This position’s activities will contribute to increasing student participation in UCEAP programs and the evaluation of student learning outcomes. Responsibilities include processing student program and study center evaluations, supporting academic integration, and conducting background research and literature reviews. Reqs: BA in social science, humanities or related field or equivalent combination of education

and experience. 2 years of recent experience in an applied research/ data management environment, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience using statistical analysis packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R), and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Familiarity with SQL or other databases for data extraction, transformation, and loading. Knowledge of and experience with mixed‑methods research (both qualitative and quantitative). Effective communication skills, oral presentations, written reports and proficiency in producing technical reports. Competency in producing Data Visualizations & Data‑pages using applications such as Tableau, Caspio, etc. Excellent interpersonal and writing skills for collegial and professional exchanges with diverse audiences including students, parents of students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Ability to apply creativity, resourcefulness, technical skills, attention to detail and statistical know‑how to data to provide information to leadership for data‑driven decisions related to student success. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Flexibility to conduct ad hoc research projects from start to finish, including design, execution, and communication, including data visualizations and report writing. Notes: fingerprint background check required. Limited Appointment with an End Date of 6/30/18. $22.85‑$26.10/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 2/7/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180033

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and/or Risk Management and insurance; requires interpersonal, service oriented, active listening and critical thinking skills. Working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to Workers’ Compensation. Requires ability to present complex risk findings and make recommendations in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with data analysis, query tools, data extraction and data summation. Proven organizational and analytical skills. Experience using word processing and database programs. Demonstrated high level of initiative and creative problem solving. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. $22.85‑$31.98/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 2/12/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180044

UCPATH ACADEMIC PERSONNEL MAN­AGER

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC PERSONNEL Provides leadership, management and supervision of the UCPath Unit in the Academic Personnel office. UCPath is the University payroll and workforce administration system. Oversees professional staff who research, analyze and advise regarding position administration, leave administration, academic compensation, and all other aspects of academic employment managed through UCPath. Maintains a broad and functional understating of academic personnel policies and procedures and Peoplesoft/UCPath functionality to provide oversight and training for the campus. Reqs: Ability to analyze complex situations and provide appropriate solutions. Ability to prioritize and work under deadlines. Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills. Skill in leading and working as a member of a team. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with a wide range of members of the campus and UC‑wide community. This position requires a high level of initiative, problem solving ability, independence and judgment, a strong professional orientation, and the capacity to organize and handle a wide range of responsibilities accurately and consistently. Ability to interpret, apply, and explain a wide range of policy, procedure and regulations. Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $63,453‑$76,123/ yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 2/8/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180039

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ADMINISTER OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PETER EWANICK NO: 17PR00566 To all heirs, beneficiaries, c re d i t o r s , contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of PETER EWANICK A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: JACK STUSTER in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): JACK STUSTER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 02/01/2018 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Jack Stuster 1516 Marquard Terrace Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 680‑1315. Published Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. NOTICE OF ADMINISTER

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EUGENE HENRY ZANDONA NO: 18PR00019 To all heirs, beneficiaries, c re d i t o r s , contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Eugene Henry Zandona, deceased A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: DOMINC DAL BELLO in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): DOMINC DAL BELLO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 03/01/2018 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Julianna M. Malis, Esq., 1514 Anacapa Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; (805) 946‑1550. Published 1/25/18, 2/1/18, 2/8/18.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SCISSOR KIX at 1616 Hillside Road Santa Barbara CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Married Couple, Amy Vigilante and Christopher Vigilante (same address) Signed: Christopher Vigilante. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 2018 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: 2018‑0000265. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHANNEL ISLAND MARINE at 74 Aero Camino Goleta CA 93117. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Gregory Earl Cooper 2780 Puesta Del Sol Santa Barbara CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 10, 2018 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: 2018‑0000120. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WACKYPARTYPICS PHOTOBOOTH at 870 Amethyst Drive Santa Maria CA 93455. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Laarni K. So Hu. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 12, 2018 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 Marlene Ashcom. FBN Number: 2018‑0000141. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SPORTSMANS LOUNGE at 1226 State Street Santa Barbara CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; 109 San Clemente Street Santa Barbara CA 93109. Signed: Phillip Wright, Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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: 2017‑0003483. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VACATION PROPERTY CONSULTANS at 131 Vernal Avenue Santa Barbara CA 93105. This business is conducted by an Indidual (same address) Signed: Stephanie Olson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 16, 2018 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: 2018‑0000161. Published. Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GARLAND FARMS at 5611 West Camino Cielo Road Santa Barbara CA 9105. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Clayton B. Garland, II 85 West Highway 246 #103 Buellton CA 93427. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 3, 2018 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: 2018‑0000032. Published. Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MARIACHI ISLA VISTA at 4326 Calle Real #14. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Gonzalo Renoso. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 28, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jaywingle. FBN Number: 2017‑000346. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SOUL PATH DOULA at 805 Margo Street Santa Barbara CA 93109. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Kayla Mae Talkington. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 11, 2018 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: 2018‑0000137. Published. Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DAILYOM at 8 East Figueroa Street #220 Santa Barbara CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Corporation Daily Media, Inc. 133 East De La Guerra #70 Santa Barbara 93101 Signed: Scott Blum, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 21, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran . FBN Number: 2017‑0003437. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE CHOCOLATE GALLERY at 5705 Calle Real Goleta CA 93117. This business is conducted by a Trust Timothy H. Johnson and Karen E. Kegg 4821 Winding Way Santa Barbara CA 93111. Signed: Timothy H. Johnson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 23, 2018 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. FBN Number: 2018‑0000259. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB CARES at 325 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara CA 93101; Community Shul of Montecito & Santa Barbara; 4598 Camino Molinero Santa Barbara CA 93110 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Karen Schloss Heinberg This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 4, 2018 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: 2018‑0000065. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INTERIOR HARDSCAPE DESIGN, SIMMONS AND COMPANY at 2822 Ben Lomond Drive Santa Barbara CA 93105; Tom C. Simmons (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Tom Simmons This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2017‑0003486. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FIESTA PEDICAB, PEDICAB EVENTS at 682 San Felipe Drive Santa Barbara CA 93111; MICHELE ANGELO ZARAGOZA (SAME ADDDRESS) and SCOTT J. MYERSON; 2360 Martinez Ave. Martinez CA 94553. This business is conducted by a Joint Venture. Signed: Michele A. ZaragozaThis statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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: 2017‑0003485. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MACHUCA MAINTENANCE at 7141 Tuolumne Drive Goleta CA 93117. Martin Machuca (Same Address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Elida Gabriela Machuca. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 11, 2018 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 Taria Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2018‑0000129. Published. Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WOLF’S HEAD at 27 1/2 East Victoria Street Santa Barbara CA 93101. Wolf’s Head Trading Company LLC 5782 Alondra Drive Goleta CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; Signed: Cristian Sagastume, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 3, 2018 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: 2018‑0000045. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ARCADY DISTRIBUTING at 100 Adams Road Goleta CA 93117. Strahan‑Montanes Enterprises, Inc. (Same Address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed:David Strahan, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 11, 2018 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: 2018‑0000130. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLEAR CONSTRUCTION at 6255 Inez Street Unit 1&2 Ventura CA 93003. Clear Construction, Inc (Same Address). This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Bailey Hochhalter, President. 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 Connie Tran . FBN Number: 2017‑0003418. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SPRIG TREE SERVICE 1430 Linhere Drive Carpinteria CA 93013; Fredric Dylan Lyle Martin (Same Address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Fredric Dylan Lyle Martin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 4, 2018 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: 2018‑0000088. Published. Jan 18, 25, Feb 1 & 8, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: THE EQWINERIE at 2852 Tapadero Road Los Olivos CA 93441. Catherine Gallegos (Same address) and Victor Gallegos (Same Address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Victor Gallegos. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 12, 2018 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: 2018‑0000144. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HESTIA PUBLISHING at 516 Alan Road Santa Barbara CA 93109. Marilyn Power Scott (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Marilyn Power Scott. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 11, 2018 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: 2018‑0000135. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: QUILTTERRA, QUILTTERRA MAGAZINE at 1900 Chapala Street Apt. #3 Santa Barbara CA 93101. Maria Dzreeva (Same Address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Dzreeva Maria. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 10, 2018 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: 2018‑0000116. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KAMARI GEMS at 320 Sylvan Drive Goleta CA 93117. Stephanie M. Boumediene (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Stephanie M. Boumediene. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 11, 2018 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: 2018‑0000131. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRUST LEISURE WEAR at 1605 E. Airport Avenue Lompoc CA 93436. Ricky Laverne Rantz (Same Address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ricky Laverne Rantz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2018 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Deborah Sanchez. FBN Number: 2018‑0000098. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EMMADONNA, EMMADONNA TRAVEL at 2435 De La Vina Street #E Santa Barbara CA 93105. Claudia Kapp (Same Address) and Iris Pascua (Same Address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Claudia Kapp. 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 Connie Tran . FBN Number: 2017‑0003417. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: RXR COLLECTION at 325 Ladera Street #4 Santa Barbara CA 93101. Michael Lemon (Same Address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Michael Lemon. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 3, 2018 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: 2018‑00000035. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TOP ROOF REMOVAL, INC. at 668 Burtis Street Santa Barbara CA 93111. Top Roof Removal Inc (Same Address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Chad McClintock, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 09, 2018 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: 2018‑00000107. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BRILLIANT BRIGHTWORK, CT&C CONSULTING GROUP at 1318 Gutierrez Street Santa Barbara CA 93103. Bruce W. Stark (Same Address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Bruce W. Stark. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 10, 2018 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: 2018‑0000117. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROARK WINE COMPANY at 84 Industrial Way Unit C, Buellton CA 93427. Roark Wine Company, LLC (Same Address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Ryan Roark, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 28, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2018‑0003465. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OCEAN MESA CAMGROUND at 100 El Capitan Terrace Lane, Goleta CA 93117. El Capitan Ranch, LLC 11560 Calle Real Goleta CA 93117. This Business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Diane C. Forman, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2017‑0003479. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ANA & SON SERVICES, INC, ANA’S SERVICES #2 at 1511 San Andres Street Suite #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Ana & Son Services, Inc. (Same Address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Ana Aguirre. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 10, 2018 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: 2018‑0000124. Published. Jan 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OLD TOWN GRAPE WRECKING, PACIFIC BRAND WINES, SHINY.WINE at 5290 Overpass Road Suite #226 Santa Barbara CA 93111. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; Fainer Consulting, LLC (same address). Signed: Lea Fainer, Managing Member 5662 Calle Real #253 Goleta CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 22, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran . FBN Number: 2017‑0003446. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SERENO RELIEF SERVICES at 27 West Anapamu Street #470 Santa Barbara CA 93101. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Miriam Christina Ketcham 325 East Valerio Street Santa Barbara CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 23, 2018 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. FBN Number: 2018‑0000253. Published. Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EPREP SERVICES at 148‑A Aero Camino Goleta CA 93117. This business is conducted by a Corporation; (same address). Signed:Eric M. Gordon, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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: 2017‑0003478. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MERIDIAN GROUP REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT, INC. at 6290 Overpass Road Building D Santa Barbara CA 93111. This business is conducted by a Corporation (same address) Signed: Robert V. Koogman, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2018. 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: 2018‑0000087. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SKILLZ AND KILLZ at 7747 Jenna Drive Goleta CA 93117. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: David J. Goss. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 16, 2018. 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: 2018‑0000166. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15 2018.

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GOLETA LIBRARY STORY WELL ROOM REMODEL

130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, City of Goleta, CA PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta (“City”), invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids in the Office of the City Clerk, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117, up to the hour of 3:00 PM on Monday, February 12, 2018 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Copies of the Contract Documents and Specifications are available from the CITY, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 upon payment of a $20.00 non-refundable fee if picked up, or payment of a $30.00 non-refundable fee, if mailed, on the City’s website, (cityofgoleta.org) and on ebidboard. The work includes all labor, material, supervision, and equipment necessary to construct and deliver a finished Room Remodel per the project specifications for the Goleta Library Story Well Room, located at 500 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117. Any contract entered into pursuant to this notice will incorporate the provisions of the California Labor Code. Compliance with the prevailing rates of wages and apprenticeship employment standards established by the State Director of Industrial Relations will be required. Affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion will also be required. The CITY hereby affirmatively ensures that all business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion in any consideration leading to the award of contract. Bids must be prepared on the approved bid forms in conformance with the “Supplemental Bidding Instructions” and submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside, “SEALED BID FOR CITY OF GOLETA – GOLETA LIBRARY STORY WELL ROOM REMODEL, DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL”. A contract may only be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder that holds a valid Class “B” (General) Contractor’s license in accordance with the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code. The Contractor shall have no less than three (3) years' experience in the magnitude and character of the work bid. The CITY reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of ninety (90) days. Any protest to an intended award of this contract shall be made in writing addressed to the City Clerk prior to the award. Any protest may be considered and acted on by the City Council at the time noticed for award of the contract. A request for a copy of notice of the agenda for award made to the City Clerk or by registering on the City’s website (www.cityofgoleta.org). Deborah Lopez, City Clerk 74

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DATSU FILMS at 249 Verano Drive Apt. #2 Santa Barbara CA 93110. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Carter Hiyama. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 18, 2018 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: 2018‑0000191. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE MONEY DANCE at 520 East Arrellaga Street Unit #2 Santa Barbara 93103. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Sharon Cox. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 3, 2018 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: 2018‑0000046. Published. Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HAAS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT at 5915 Via Lemora Goleta CA 93117. This business is conducted by a Married Couple (same address) Signed: Jerry Zheng and Xiaoning Duan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 19, 2018 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: 2018‑0000038. Published. Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FLOW CONSCIOUSNESS INSTITUTE at 703 Colina Lane Santa Barbara CA 93103. This business is conducted by a General Partnership (same address) Signed: Justin Faerman and Jaclyn Knechtel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 19, 2018 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: 2018‑0000227. Published. Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: G&M AUTO at 311 East Gutierrez Street Santa Barbara CA 92101. This business is conducted by an Individual Felipe Gutierrez 4842 San Gordiano Avenue Santa Barbara CA 93101 Signed: Veronica Medina . This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 18, 2018 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: 2018‑0000202. Published. Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND SANTA BARBARA’S ELECTRIC LEMONADE at 440 Old Coast Highway Unit #A Santa Barbara CA 93103. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Gabriel Manuel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 25, 2018 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: 2018‑0000287. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 RESTORE at 1624 Olive Street Santa Barbara CA 93101. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address): Signed: Taylor Hall PO Box 30363 Santa Bargbara CA 93130. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 22, 2018 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: 2018‑0000232. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA SUNSHINE CAFE at 3514 State Street Santa Barbara CA 93105. This business is conducted by a Corporation Santa Barbara Sunshine Cafe, Inc. (same address) Signed: Manuel Plascencia, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 2018 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: 2018‑0000331. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA YNEZ VALLEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE at 3596 Segunto Street Santa Ynez CA 93460. This business is conducted by a Corporation (same address) Signed: Brian D. Stenfors, Executive Director PO Box 181 Santa Ynez CA 93460. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 22, 2018 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: 2018‑0000240. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MV CONSTRUCTION at 229 South Voluntario Street #C Santa Barbara CA 93103. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Erasmo Villapudua PO Box 90835 Santa Barbara CA 93190. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 18, 2018 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: 2018‑0000201. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: S.B. PLASTERING at 531 Live Oaks Santa Barbara CA 93108. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Manuel R. Leyva. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 2018 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: 2018‑0000336. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CO‑ EFFICIENT ORGANIZING/DEMO 2 DESIGN, ARCHITECTURAL REUSE at 350 South Kellogg Avenue Suite #G Goleta CA 93117; Mailing Address PO Box 60715 Santa Barbara CA 93160. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Carol Ashley 300 San Ricardo Drive Santa Barbara CA 93111. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 26, 2018 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000299. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018.

SANTA BARBARA HAZARDS REMOVAL PROGRAM BID LOG NO. 2017-06 The California State Lands Commission is soliciting for a Contractor to perform remediation work and removal of various on-shore hazards and derelict wellheads along the Santa Barbara and Ventura coast. Contractor shall furnish all tools, labor, equipment and materials for the removal of various structure remnants as specified. A Class A, General Engineering Contractor license and experience in similar projects required. Mandatory Pre-bid Conference/Site Inspection is scheduled at 11:00 AM on February 13, 2018 at 7127 Hollister Avenue, Suite 3, Goleta, CA 93117. The Proposal deadline for receipt, regardless of postmark is due on March 7, 2018 by 2:00PM, Pacific Standard Time. The Invitation to Invitation for Bid and related documents are available only at: http://www.slc.ca.gov/ Home/Contracting.html Contact: Annabell Abeleda at 916-574-1871 Email: Annabell.Abeleda@slc.ca.gov

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WORKSHOP MEDIA at 5344 Paseo Rio Santa Barbara CA 93111; Mailing Address 5951 Encina Road #107 Goleta CA 93117. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Brian Schoneberger. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 18, 2018 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: 2018‑0000192. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ARGUS BUSINESS TAX SERVICES at 416 East Ocean Avenue Lompoc CA 93436; Mailing Address 1640 West 7th Street Reno NV 89503. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed:Blackline Partners, LLC 2330 Albatross Street San Diego CA 92101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 2018 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: 2018‑0000263. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: POR LA MAR HOMES AND POR LA MAR INVESTMENTS at 137 Por La Mar Circle Santa Barbara CA 93103. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Christopher Hund. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 22, 2018 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. FBN Number: 2018‑0000238. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA CPAS at 122 South Patterson Suite #C‑133 Santa Barbara CA 93111. This business is conducted by a Corporation (same address) Signed: Roger Elmerick, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 23, 2018 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: 2018‑0000251. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EASTSIDE INVESTMENT COMPANY at 232 East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Married Couple Amalia Castelo and Tomas Castelo Signed: Tomas Castelo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 26, 2018 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. FBN Number: 2018‑0000304. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GONZO RADIO at 6381 Rose Lane Carpinteria CA 93013; Mailing Address: 133 East De La Guerra Street Suite #320 Santa Barbara CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Corporation Media Labs International, Inc. (same address) Signed: RAY HAMILTON, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 25, 2018 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: 2018‑0000283. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GREEN MEADOW FILM AND ENTERTAINMENT at 139 Potrero Lane Santa Barbara CA 93105, Mailing Address: 11751 North Ventura Avenue Ojai CA 93023. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Douglas L. Draper. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 29, 2018 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: 2018‑0000318. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LUXURY MEETINGS SUMMIT at 812 Anacapa Street Suite #B Santa Barbara CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Corporation (same address) Signed: Jacob Ahrens, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 29, 2018 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: 2018‑0000312. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE RIGHT BRUSH at 7660 Cathedral Oaks Road Unit #10 Goleta CA 93117. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Valentin Cardenas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 18, 2018 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: 2018‑0000212. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WANNABEE RESORT WEAR at 3463 State Street Santa Barbara CA 93105. This business is conducted by a Married Couple; Signed: Kimberly L. Thompson and Steve M. Thompson 3700 Cedar Vista Santa Barbara CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 17, 2018. 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: 2018‑0000179. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BETTERMENT FINANCIAL SERVICES at 5637 Kent Place Goleta, CA 93117; Nathan Nienhuis (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Nate Nienhuis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 14, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0003382. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EPIC BREWING C O M PA N Y, TELEGRAPH BREWING COMPANY at 418 N. Salsipuedes St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Epic Brewing Company, L.L.C. 825 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: David W. Cole, Managing Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 22, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0003450. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOOD SEED COFFEE, GOOD SEED COFFEE BOUTIQUE, GOOD SEED COFFEE BOUTIQUE, INC. at 1607 Mission Dr. Suites 106 & 106 B Solvang, CA 93463; Good Seed Coffee Boutique Boutique, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Leyla William, CFO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 02, 2018 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: 2018‑0000021. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA STOKED at 1792 Calle Poniente Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tammy Kennedy Zybura (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 02, 2018 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: 2018‑0000023. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RK MAINTENANCE at 5143 San Anselo Santa Barbarra 93111. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Randy Kordes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 3, 2018 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: 2018‑0000038. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA PISTACHIOS at 407 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Pistachios inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 02, 2018 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: 2018‑0000030. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRI‑ COUNTY PISTACHIOS at 407 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tri‑County Pistachios 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 Jan 02, 2018 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: 2018‑0000031. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA UNI at 6 Harborway #118 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Stephen Jubina 1331 Mountain Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Stephen Jubina This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 02, 2018 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: 2018‑0000016. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BUELLTON DENTAL at 240 E. HWY 246 Suite 108 Buellton, CA 93427; Melinda R. Oquist, DDS. Professional Dental Corp. 1256 Coast Oak Drive Solvang, CA 93463 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 02, 2017 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2018‑0000019. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NASIF, HICKS, HARRIS & CO., LLP at 104 W. Anapamu Street, Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93101‑3126; Lawrence W. Brown 880 Winthrop Court Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Jody D. Holehouse 4541 Camino Molinero Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Thomas W. Burk 6175 Stow Canyon Road Goleta, CA 93117; William J. Nasif 5108 Cathedral Oaks Road Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Jeffery P. Harris 1137 North Patterson Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Sarah E. Turner 50 Valley Ridge Street Ojai, CA 93023 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Partnership 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: 2017‑0003393. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa BARBARA PEST CONTROL, INC.; 719 E Haley Street, Santa Barbara CA 93103. This business is conducted by a Corporation (same address) Signed: Bruce D. Craig, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 5, 2018 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000081. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FLO TEK SEWER & DRAIN CLEANING at 1121 East Gutierrez Street Santa Barbara CA 93103. This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Juan Jose Campos and Norma Victoria Campos 1131 Camellia Street Oxnard CA 93036. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 19, 2018 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: 2018‑0000221. Published. Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE DAISY at 1221 State Street,Santa Barbara CA 93101; THISTLE & POPPY, INC.; 925 Chelham Way, Santa Barbara CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Corporation (same address) Signed: Dominic Shiach, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 4, 2018 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000062. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLOS TIBURON at 84 Industrial Way Unit C Buellton, CA 93427; PO Box 769 Buellton, CA 93427. This business is conducted by A Married Couple: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 4, 2018 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: 2018‑0000060. Published: Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FIRSTCLICK SEO, LLC at 104 West Anapamu Street Suite #K Santa Barbara CA 93101, Mailing Address: 27 West Anapamu Street #350 Santa Barbara CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company (same address) Signed: Jacques Habra, Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 3, 2018 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: 2018‑0000042. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PACIFIC SALES DISTRIBUTION at 1101 De La Vina Santa Barbara CA 93101; JEREMIAH GRAY; This business is conducted by an Individual at 407 Stanley Drive Santa Barbara CA 93105 Signed: Jeremiah Gray. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 4, 2018 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: 2018‑0000055. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRUE RADIOS at 1326 East Mason Street Santa Barara CA 93103. This business is conducted by an Individual Mailing Address: PO Box 21551 Santa Barbara CA 93121; Signed: David Manriquez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 16, 2018 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000168. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF Ashley Sarah June Grant ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV00139 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: Ashley Sarah June Grant To: Macauley Grant Becker THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter 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 appear 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 without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING April 4, 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 Jan 12, 2018. by Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk; Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Jan 25 & Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. IN THE MATTER OF TAWNI JANETTE JONES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV04774 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: Tawni Janette Jones To: Tawni Yoko Jones THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter 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

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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 appear 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 without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Feb 21, 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 Jan 3, 2018. by Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk; Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Jan 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1 2018.

PUBLIC NOTICES SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION Case No.: 17FL01653 PETITION OF: ALEXANDER JAUREGUI and JANET JAUREGUI, CITATION TO PARENT THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO: JOSE MOSQUEDA By order of this Court you are hereby advised that you may appear before the judge presiding in Department SM2 of this Court, located at 312‑C East Cook Street, Santa Maria, California 93454 on 02/08/2018, at 9:30 A.M. then and there to show cause, if you have any, why SOPHIE ANAIT OROZCO should not be declared free from parental custody and control for the purpose of freeing SOPHIE ANAIT OROZCO for placement for CITATION TO PARENT adoption. The following information concerns rights and procedures that relate to this proceeding for the termination of custody and control of said minor as set forth in Family Code Section 7860 et seq.:1. At the beginning of the proceeding the court will consider whether or not the interests of the minor child require the appointment of counsel. If the court finds that the interests of the minor do require such protection, the court will appoint counsel to represent the child, whether or not the child is able to afford counsel. The minor will not be present in court unless the minor so requests or the court so orders. 2. If a parent of the minor appears without counsel and is unable to afford counsel, the court must appoint counsel for the parent, unless the parent knowingly and intelligently waive the right to be represented by counsel. The court will not appoint the same counsel to represent both the minor and his 3. The court may appoint either the public defender or private counsel. If private counsel is appointed, he or she will receive a reasonable sum for compensation and expenses, the amount of which will be determined by the comt. The amount must be paid by the real parties in interest, but not by the minor, in such proportions as the court believes to be just. If, however, the court finds that any of the real parties in interest cannot afford counsel, the amount will be paid by the county. 4. The court may continue the proceeding for not more than thirty (30) days as necessary to appoint counsel to become acquainted with the case. 12/22/2017 Date: Clerk By: Deputy Clerk: Darrel E Parker, By Cordelia Gearon Published Jan 11, 18, 25. Feb 1 2018.

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