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Spain’s National Dance Company Brings its Spectacular Adaptation of Carmen to Santa Barbara for Two Nights! Santa Barbara Premiere

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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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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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THE WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 LIVING.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

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SBIFF Skates into Week Two

Mid-Fest Wrap, 10-10-10 Student Competition, Filmmaker Interview, and More

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ON THE COVER: Margot Robbie. Portrait by Janay Everett.

NEWS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

News Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15

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“Recently, I was standing on top of an ATV, collecting lace lichen from the branches of an oak tree for a project,” Sally Isaacson recalled. “I had a big dog named Lola with me. She started barking and suddenly backed up very quickly. I heard noises in the brush, and soon Lola went in and came out with a fresh deer leg.” Living near Gaviota has given Isaacson glimpses of rare wildlife, like the mountain lion she and Lola encountered. It’s an awareness the botanist refined wandering the Irish countryside as a girl among the flowers and wild animals. “Lately, my passion has been teaching my little granddaughter about animals and plants,” Isaacson said. That sense of wonder and adventure sparks her Backyard Wildlife column, found this week on page 20 of the Indy’s Real Estate section.

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CONTENTS

Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Classical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Positively State Street. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

FILM & TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Movie Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

ODDS & ENDS. . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Obituaries  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17 Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology  . . .  71 This Modern World  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  75

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ince evacuations were lifted throughout most of Montecito late last month, upward of 900 volunteers have signed up with the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade to dig out mud-flooded homes in the aftermath of the deadly debris flows of January 9. Launched by Abe Powell—who’s also on the Board of Directors of the Montecito Fire Protection District—the group organizes and dispatches fully equipped cleanup crews to hard-hit neighborhoods. Last weekend, they also sent more than 60 volunteers (including Carol Bartoli, pictured right) to La Casa de Maria, an interfaith retreat and conference center that lost several buildings when nearby San Ysidro Creek overflowed catastrophically with mud, boulders, and uprooted trees. —Keith Hamm Pictured below, a crew digs out the main chapel.

NEWS BRIEFS PETS

Canine distemper has County Public Health officials worried again, as almost one raccoon per day has been reported infected since November, said the department’s Jennifer Adame. The virus, spread by urine and feces, is highly contagious, and dog owners are advised to ensure their pet is vaccinated. Sick animals often show discharge from the nose and eyes, a rough coat, emaciation, and disorientation or aimless wandering. Call County Animal Control (681-5285) or City Animal Control (963-1513) if a sick animal is suspected. Eliminate foods from outdoor areas and keep trash-can lids tight to discourage wild animals, Adame advises.

WILDFIRE Los Padres National Forest officials announced on 2/5 that the Whittier Fire was started by a passenger vehicle driving through tall grass on a hillside above Camp Whittier, located off Highway 154 near Lake Cachuma. The fire started on 7/8/17, trapping dozens of children and counselors temporarily at nearby Circle V Ranch Camp and ultimately scorching more than 18,000 acres. Due to rough terrain and dry weather, it took nearly three months to fully contain the blaze, which continues to create water-quality challenges for Lake Cachuma. Forest officials released no details about the driver, but noted no criminal charges were filed.

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by Keith Hamm arents of students at San Marcos High School remained concerned with their children’s safety as hundreds gathered in the campus auditorium late Monday to discuss the ongoing criminal investigation of six boys linked to an online video threatening the death of more than a dozen female students. The 90-second mock instructional video features a male San Marcos student saying, “I’m going to show you how to kill a thot.” (“Thot,” pronounced “thought,” is short for “that ho over there.”) He then describes how to load and shoot a Colonial-era rifle and how to use its bayonet. He signs off with, “I hope you found this video helpful in your war against thots.” The video was posted in a private chat room, where another of the six boys posted a “list of thots that need to be eradicated,” with accompanying names and pictures of at least 16 female students from San Marcos, Dos Pueblos, and Santa Barbara high schools and La Colina Junior High School, according to parents familiar with the posts. On Friday, January 19, the threats were brought to the attention of school administra-

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tors, who immediately called the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Initially, administrators also contacted the families of the six boys and the targeted girls, but according to many angered parents, the greater student body at San Marcos and all the students and staff at the other campuses were not notified by school officials until several days later. By January 24, some or all of the six boys had been suspended. Parents said Monday that four of the six boys were back in class this week, while the boy in the video and the boy who posted the list remained absent. The identities and whereabouts — and reliable information, in general—of all six remained a major point of contention among parents. Bound by federal education code, Santa Barbara Unified School District administrators cannot speak publicly about disciplinary actions against minors, even those in the spotlight of a criminal investigation, said Superintendent Cary Matsuoka, on hand Monday to moderate the discussion and to apologize for his office’s missed opportunities early on “to inform all parents,” he said. “We just flat-out missed it, and I’m apologizing to you tonight. You shouldn’t find out about it on the six o’clock

With zero fanfare, the City of Santa Barbara completed work on a new bike lane running along Cota Street between Milpas and Chapala streets. What sets this bike lane apart from any others in the city is the three-foot buffer that separates cyclists from motorists. Adding further protection is a series of “vertical delineators” — in the parlance of traffic engineers — interspersed every 25-30 feet. The total cost of the project was $30,000 and the 36 on-street parking spaces no longer available. Although the official ribbon cutting isn’t for another two weeks, about 20 members of the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition showed up at this week’s City Council meeting to express heartfelt appreciation. They also went to buffer the council from anticipated backlash against the loss of parking, but there was none. That occurred last year when the previous council approved the Cota bike lane in the city’s new Bicycle Master Plan. Attorneys for embattled landlord Dario Pini accused their counterparts at City Hall of fabricating evidence by exaggerating the number of health- and safetycode violations city inspectors found during a raid of 12 Pini properties in 2016. Pini’s attorney Paul Burns acknowledged in Judge Colleen Sterne’s courtroom last week that the rentals were less than pristine and might have had “dozens” of violations but hardly the 3,254 alleged. Only by counting the same infraction multiple times — once for every unit in a building, for example — can the city’s claim be made, he contended. City Attorney Ariel Calonne noted that he’d submitted more than 1,000 photographs displaying the substandard state of the units. Calonne is seeking to have 12 of Pini’s many properties — valued at $62 million — placed under the control of a court-ordered receiver empowered to collect rents and take on debt in order to make the sort of repairs Pini and City Hall have been fighting about for more than 20 years. n

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news. We were too slow.” Matsuoka said it took four days for his team to learn the extent of the online threats and their impact on students and parents district-wide.“We underestimated the emotional impact of the threat to you and your children,” Matsuoka said. Many in the audience pointed out similarities between the boys’ overt misogyny and that of 22-year-old Elliot Rodger before he killed six people in Isla Vista in 2014. The video and list from the San Marcos boys also became more widely known the same week a 15-year-old student at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, opened fire with a handgun, killing two. In the wake of the online threats, but without concrete information from school administrators or law enforcement, some parents opted to keep their children home. Other students returned to class only after developing an “exit plan” should an attack erupt on campus, according to a parent who wished to remain anonymous. “We began a disciplinary process, and it’s ongoing,” Matsuoka said. “We can’t talk about who was targeted. We can’t talk about who committed it. Just know we’re doing our jobs, and we’re working as fast as we can.” Generally speaking, Matsuoka said the

district isn’t required to wait for the conclusion of a Sheriff Office’s investigation before proceeding with an expulsion. Asked if the case was being investigated as a hate crime — a third post, allegedly by one of the six boys on Instagram, featured Nazi tanks and swastika flags as part of “the war on thots”— the Sheriff ’s Office was “unable to answer specific questions,” said Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover. While law enforcement is withholding details, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Commander Darin Fotheringham—who also spoke to parents on Monday—did say that after learning of the video on that Friday, his deputies determined over the weekend that no students or teachers were in danger as classes picked up again the following Monday. Fotheringham said that determination was made after dozens of interviews and background and firearmregistry checks among the families of the six alleged offenders. Officers have also since served three warrants and seized evidence. Fotheringham said Monday that no arrests had been made; he anticipated that the case would be wrapped up by the end of this week and sent to District Attorney Joyce Dudley’s office for review. n

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eorge Theodore “Ted” Johnson, a pioneer of the U.S. ski industry and a refugee of the Montecito mudslides, was struck and critically injured by a drunk driver on the evening of Tuesday, January 23 in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of State and Micheltorena streets. He died the following Monday, according to his family. The driver, 26-year-old Goleta resident Nicholas Hart, has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held on $1 million bail. Police said Hart was speeding on a suspended license and has two prior DUIs on his record. This would be his third DUI in under three years, police said. Hart’s blood-alcohol content was allegedly over three times the legal limit at the time of the collision. Johnson, 91, was a resident of Montecito’s Casa Dorinda retirement commuNicholas Hart nity and had evacuated with his wife ahead of the January 9 storm. They were staying at the La Quinta motel. Always an avid skier, Johnson moved to Utah in the 1960s, where he worked at the Alta Ski Area resort. He materialized a dream of opening his own ski mecca by buying up mining claims and courting inves-

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tors, including a wealthy Texas rancher who helped him found Utah’s famous Snowbird resort in 1971. “Almost everything at Snowbird—from the tram to the village to the spirit of Snowbird’s first employees — started with Ted,” said current Snowbird CEO Bob Bonar, who worked for Johnson before the resort opened. “It was Ted’s vision, intellect, endearing personality and persistence that brought Snowbird to life.” The Silver Fox, one of Snowbird’s iconic runs, is named in Johnson’s honor, and he was twice featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Johnson is survived by his wife, two children, and three grandchildren. A celebration of his life is being planned for this spring. —Tyler Hayden


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he short answer is yes, a mudflow will recur.“When” requires a longer answer. The forecast remains rain-free for the foreseeable future, but should a downpour materialize, the canyons in the Thomas Fire burn scar remain loaded with debris that could flood out, according to state, county, and federal teams researching the fire’s aftermath. Seeds in Montecito’s canyons have begun to sprout, said Kevin Cooper, a Los Padres National Forest wildlife biologist with the Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) team on the Thomas, Whittier, and Sherpa fires. That hopeful sign is offset by the tons of sediment in stream channels and canyon walls undercut by the violence of the January 9 deluge. Along Gaviota, “Sherpa has had a year to grow back,” Cooper said, “but there’s still a lot potential for debris to move.” The Whittier scar is an “extremely steep and hazardous area on both the north and south

sides” of the Santa Ynez range, Cooper said. “The soil is still exposed and very loose.” Normally, a weather forecast can’t be made with confidence beyond a week or two. But Daniel Swain, a fellow at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, said a “ridiculously resilient ridge” of high pressure stretching from the Gulf of Alaska to California has been blocking winter storms since 2013. “An inside slider could come down the east side of California and bring some showers,” Swain said. But the ridge is so stable that dry weather has an “elevated likelihood” of hanging around into March. Nonetheless, a rainstorm delivering upward of 1.1 inches per hour could trigger another round of debris flows, said Cooper. “Everyone has a clear idea now of what a debris flow can do,” he said. “Those can unfortunately happen again in the same drainages.” —Jean Yamamura

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week after he clinched the Democratic Party endorsement, Gregg Hart formally announced his candidacy for a seat on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. Hart decided to run in part because of the catastrophic Thomas Fire and deadly flooding in Montecito, he said. “It’s going to require a lot of adjustment from the county both on the fiscal side and on trying to expedite all of these homes and to keep the county on track … from a planning standpoint.” Hart faces Susan Epstein, a Goleta school-board trustee, in the race to represent the 2nd District, which covers the Goleta Valley and parts of the City of Santa Barbara. Campaign finance reports show Hart raised $43,000 in November and December. As of December 31, he had $115,000 cash on hand. Epstein raised about $54,500 through December 31. She also loaned herself $20,000. At the end of the year, she had $67,202 in cash. At a Democratic Central Committee event last week in Buellton, Hart received nearly twice as many votes as Epstein — 19 to 10 — reaching the 60 percent threshold for endorsement. Critics note Hart was reelected to the Santa Barbara City Council in November

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and deceptively used that campaign to raise funds for the supervisorial seat. For his part, Hart said Supervisor Janet Wolf told him last year she planned to run again but then changed her mind. He added that he had raised so much money because he thought his council-race opponent Jack Ucciferri was going to be backed by Airbnb. In addition to two stints on the City Council, Hart works on transportation issues at Santa Barbara County Association of Governments. Asked if he would step down from that role if elected, he said, —Kelsey Brugger “Absolutely.” INDEPENDENT.COM

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by Tyler Hayden he fatal shooting of 26-year-old Bryan Carreño by Sheriff’s deputies on February 12, 2017, was a justifiable homicide, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office has determined. Five deputies shot Carreño 20 times on the back patio of a La Cumbre–area home, after Carreño — under the influence of multiple drugs—approached them with a large kitchen knife, according to the District Attorney’s report released last week. “The five deputies, penned in the small patio by a steep hillside, reasonably feared that the suspect would lunge at one or more of them, stabbing or slashing them and causing great bodily injury or death with the large knife,” the report’s legal analysis states. “Each of the five deputies reasonably discharged their service firearm multiple times in order to stop Carreño from inflicting death or great bodily injury on themselves or their fellow deputies.” While the District Attorney’s report focused heavily on the events leading up to the shooting, the incident itself received only a short description lacking in significant detail. The report did not state how far the deputies were from Carreño when they opened fire. The dimensions of the patio were also not provided; it was only described alternately as “small,” “very small,” and “extremely small.” It’s unclear if the deputies tried to create a safe distance between themselves and Carreño before firing, or if they attempted any de-escalation techniques during their confrontation. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on the night of the shooting, Carreño’s father, Nicolas —a retired Santa Barbara Sheriff’s custody deputy—called 9-1-1 asking for help at his home on North La Cumbre Road. He said his was son under the influence of an unknown drug and roaming their neighborhood. He was worried his son was “going to do something stupid.” A short time later, 9-1-1 dispatchers started getting calls that Carreño was going into neighbors’ yards and had entered at least one home. The five deputies began a

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lengthy search of the neighborhood, aided by a Sheriff’s canine team and a helicopter, which led them to an empty home at 695 Russell Way. Following the search dog, the deputies made their way along a narrow walkway to the back patio. The deputies announced their presence and ordered Carreño to exit the home. When they received no response, two deputies and the dog entered through a rear door. Carreño then walked into the living room, waving a 12-inch kitchen knife. The deputies retreated outdoors. “Immediately, the deputies began yelling, ‘He’s got a knife!’ and ‘Drop the knife!’” the report says.“Carreño appeared agitated but the deputies could not hear what he was yelling as the glass double doors were closed.” Carreño then opened the double doors and began walking toward the deputies, yelling, “Shoot me!” and “Kill me!” and ignored commands to drop the knife and get on the ground, according to the report. The deputies felt endangered on the fenced patio with only one exit route; they opened fire when Carreño got within “lunging distance.” Carreñowas pronounced dead at the scene. A toxicology analysis revealed alcohol, amphetamine, methamphetamine, cannabinoids, and fentanyl in his system. Carreño had been previously arrested for domestic violence. In 2010, he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, a misdemeanor charge, as well as other lowlevel alcohol-related charges. Carreño also had charges pending for misdemeanor battery and probation violation. He was also named in the city’s proposed gang injunction, which was ultimately thrown out. A Santa Barbara City College student, Carreño was majoring in English when he was killed. Carreño’s friends and family have since accused the Sheriff ’s deputies of using excessive force. At the state level, the deadline for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is February 12. 2018; at the federal level it’s February 12, 2019. n


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earing a button-down cotton shirt and khaki trousers, Dave Jones — California’s insurance commissioner — makes an unlikely samurai warrior. But at the Léni Fé Bland auditorium last Saturday, Jones made a convincing case he’d go to bat for Thomas Fire and mudslide victims with their insurance carriers. “Our job is to get you the coverage you’re entitled to,” he said. “If they resist, call us.” Jones, an elected figure and Democrat, put insurance companies on notice last Wednesday that Montecito homeowners suffering flood damage from the catastrophic debris flow of January 9 should be covered by their fire insurance policies. Under state law, Jones repeated many times, flood damage must be covered by fire insurance policies if the fire is determined to be the “efficient proximate cause” of the flood. The preliminary consensus among geologists, meteorologists, and the county coroner is that the Thomas Fire set the stage for the debris flow. Since issuing that notice, Jones said, many insurers have since adjusted their positions. However, one Montecito homeowner with a militaryissue policy — USAA — said that wasn’t his experience. His carrier was still refusing, he said. “We will talk to them,” Jones declared. “I believe the burden is on them.” Homeowners calling his office for help are assigned case managers who function as

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o respond to the emotional fallout sparked by this winter’s onslaught of fire, mud, and boulders, Hospice of Santa Barbara had to double its number of intake workers — from one to two — and bring on four more bereavement counselors. Among mental-health responders, that was just the tip of a very large iceberg. Hundreds of mental-health responders — some licensed clinicians and others trained in the mental-health equivalent of first aid — took to the schools, where they created “compassion centers”; to the streets, where neighborhood repopulation was taking place; and to memorial services. Leading the effort was the county’s Behavioral Wellness department, but joining it was a far-flung sprawling coalition of clergy, psychologists, schools, hospice, and the Red Cross. “There is no advice or anything you can say to make things better,” said the hospice center’s Amara Maliszewski. “You just have to be there, show up, and be present. Right now is crucial, but it will also be crucial several months from now when life has started to return to normal.” Suzanne Grimmesey, spokesperson for Behavioral Wellness, said the sooner psychological first aid starts, the faster the recovery and the better the healing. The

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by Kelsey Brugger annabis growers anxiously paced the fourth floor of the County Administration Building on Tuesday afternoon. The fate of their lucrative farms was on the line as county supervisors wrangled over the future of cannabis operations in Santa Barbara County. It was the kind of thing that used to happen in back rooms suffocated by cigar smoke. Now it occurs over 27 exhaustive public hearings where emotions tend to run high. By 7:30 Tuesday night, though, most had breathed a sigh of relief. The supervisors voted 4-1 to pass a cannabis ordinance. They decided to limit the number of potential retail pot shops to eight, with no more than two in each supervisorial district. And they voted to place a general tax on the June ballot to fund enforcement, among other expenses. Supervisor Peter Adam was the sole opponent. “We were really far apart,” said 2nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf, who had been the toughest critic of the whole process. “[But] this is a time of compromise. I feel like I didn’t get everything that I really wanted, but there were a lot of good things that came from this.” To strengthen regulations, the county supervisors banned outdoor cultivation 1,500 feet from residential zones or schools. They banned all cannabis businesses within 750 feet of a school or “sensitive receptors.” To weaken regulations, they eased restrictions for distribution licenses and decided not to require odor abatement for large outdoor grows. On Tuesday, growers spent much of the meeting poring over color-coded maps to see if their cannabis farms could be wiped out by the supervisors’ actions, which fluctuated over the eight-hour meeting. In the end, it is not known exactly how many cannabis farms would be affected by the new rules, but county insiders speculated it would not be many. It’s worth noting that Santa Barbara County has so far received the second-high-

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est number of temporary licenses issued by the State of California. One Santa Barbara cannabis business, Central Coast Farmers Market Management, has the most smallcultivator licenses in the entire state, according to the Sacramento Business Journal. Still, growers stressed Tuesday that marijuana makes up just a fraction of the tens of thousands of acres of berries, wine grapes, broccoli, and other traditional crops. While there was some agreement Tuesday, the county supervisors have not even started arguing about whether cannabis is considered an “agricultural product.” If it’s not, it cannot be grown on land in the Williamson Act, which provides tax breaks for landowners who do not develop for 10 years. By one estimate, 44 percent of cannabis farmland is under the Williamson Act. The supervisors will debate this issue in March. The supervisors were not the only ones who appeared to change their minds on Tuesday. Just a few years ago, no one would have expected cannabis farmers to be cheering for Christian conservative Andy Caldwell, who is the president of COLAB (Coalition of Labor, Agriculture & Business). Caldwell said there were “problems with pot” but acknowledged that California voters voted for it. He called for the supervisors to reduce restrictions that could set a “troubling precedent” for other agricultural commodities. Tax watchdog Joe Armendariz said the Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association would “never” support a general tax. His beef was that a general tax does not require the lawmakers to specify exactly how they will spend the money. Exactly where the eight approved retail outlets will end up remains to be seen. A pair of Isla Vista activists, Spencer Brandt and Jay Freeman, showed up to lobby for at least one retail storefront to be located in I.V. “Personally I have had the experience of smoking marijuana laced” with other substances, Brandt said, that sent him into a “fit of rage.” With legal cannabis, he added, “Everyone is n more safe.”


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Dimensions of a Monumental Cleanup Digging Out in Montecito Means Wider Beaches but Dirtier Waters Off Goleta and Carpinteria

Goleta Beach by Melinda Burns hen Santa Barbara County dumps tons of mud from the catastrophic debris flow of January 9 on the shores of Goleta and Carpinteria, is that “beach nourishment”? Yes, and it’s a rare opportunity for the sand-starved coast, said Jim Bailard, a Carpinteria resident and technical advisor for the Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment (BEACON), an agency of elected officials from Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. “It’s actually a good thing, provided it’s being done responsibly,” Bailard said. “Basically, this is sediment that in the past would have gone down to the beach. That’s how you make beach sand. You place the sand at one point on the beach, and the waves move it down the coast.” Wave energy quickly separates out the mud from the sand and carries the mud offshore, Bailard said. “You see lots of new sand as the beach has built out substantially,” he added. But even as the sand comes back, the water remains unsafe for swimming. A month after the January 9 storm flushed a lot of dirty creek water into the ocean, the surf zone is testing clean again along much of the South Coast — two big exceptions being Goleta Beach and Carpinteria Beach at the end of Ash Avenue, where, as of February 2, bacterial levels remained high. Hammond’s Beach also remains closed. Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte said she’s fielded hundreds of complaints from residents who don’t like the ban on swimming or the dump-truck traffic at their local beach. Goleta Beach is a county park. The mayor said she was first notified of the dumping operation by a resident who saw it on television news. “We recognize that this was an emergency, and of course we want to help,” Perotte said. “And though Goleta Beach is not in our jurisdiction, it’s our only beach for recreation. This isn’t like anything that’s happened before. So Goleta residents are asking, Will there be long-term effects? Might there be other locations that can share the impacts?” Larry Fay, county director of Environmental Health Services, said that once the dumping stops, the high bacteria levels in the surf at Goleta and Carpinteria beaches will come down. “I would say it will be a rapid recovery — weeks rather than months — once you stop putting new sediment on the beach,” he said.

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Just last year, Fay noted, the county issued health warnings at beaches from Jalama to Carpinteria after a four-inch rainfall on February 18, then lifted most of the warnings within 10 days. In conditions of high winds and winter swells, Fay said, there can be an upwelling of the mud on the ocean floor and a return of elevated bacterial levels, but these episodes are short and infrequent.

“The material, based on the information we have, is good for beach nourishment, but we have limited samples up to this point,” said Phil Hammer, a senior environmental scientist for the state board. Meanwhile, UCSB scientists are testing bacterial DNA in the mud and the surf at Goleta Beach to determine whether the source of the bacteria is human, rather than from horses, dogs, or birds. The Montecito cleanup is a gargantuan task. The debris flow is believed to have left behind more than two million cubic yards of mud, boulders, mangled cars, and pieces of houses in the small community, largely along Montecito and San Ysidro creeks. (By comparison, Hurricane Maria, one of the worst natural disasters in the Caribbean, left strewn an estimated one million cubic yards of trash and debris in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of 160 square miles, last September.) In the foothills above Montecito and Carpinteria, the U.S. Army Corps has cleared out nearly half of an estimated 377,000 cubic yards of mud Goleta Beach and boulders from debris basins on local creeks, Fayram said. These truckloads are going to a recla“It stabilizes pretty quickly when the weather and tides mation site in Buellton. The work is expected to be finished change,” Fay said. by March 15. Dumping mud at Goleta Beach is nothing new. Since In addition, county crews are excavating sections of creeks 1995, records show, the county has trucked or piped in more choked with mud and debris at eight locations in Montecito, than one million cubic yards of mud and sand there, dredg- Fayram said. The Corps will haul away the mud and rocks to ing it out of Goleta Slough and Santa Barbara Harbor — all Buellton and Santa Paula, he said. “It’s so much work, and we have to prioritize what’s imporpart of a Sisyphean effort to restore the sandy beach at the tant,” Fayram said. “At some point soon, we’ll be done, and county’s most popular park. Following the January 9 debris flow in Montecito, the we’ll stand by. If we get another storm, we’re reset to having county obtained emergency permits allowing the placement to start all over again.” of 300,000 cubic yards of mud at Goleta and Carpinteria By some estimates, fully half of the Montecito cleanup will beaches combined. To date, said Tom Fayram, deputy direc- fall to private property owners. tor of County Public Works, Goleta Beach has received “I think it’s going to go on for many years, by the time this 32,000 cubic yards of mud from Montecito roads and creeks. stuff has been dealt with.” Fayram said. “Some people may Carpinteria Beach has received 27,000 cubic yards of mud well never remove all the material.” from the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve. The emergency To Bailard’s way of thinking, the beach is where much of permits will expire on February 20. it belongs. Why is the Corps trucking rocks from the debris “The beach work will be wrapping up around that date,” basins to Buellton? he wants to know. Baseball-sized rocks Fayram said.“The roads have been mostly cleaned. There’s a called “cobbles” form a base layer that help protects beaches lot of material on private property, but that’s not permitted from erosion during winter storms, Bailard said. In heavy flood events, these rocks would normally come down the to go there.” To date, according to the Central Coast Regional Water creeks to the coast. “It’s a public resource,” Bailard said. “To cart it away to Quality Control Board, a state agency, the mud that is going to Goleta and Carpinteria beaches complies with state stan- landfills is really doing a disservice to the coastline. We’re dards with respect to silt content and toxic chemicals. Test- going to lose our beach as sea level rises, and that’s what n this is all about.” ing is performed every two or three days. INDEPENDENT.COM

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floods, and avalanches, I have yet to hear anyone say, “Those who fail to learn from geology are doomed to repeat it.” Too bad. It’s an aphorism just waiting to happen. It also happens to be true. I know this because I got to catch Ed Keller explain things at a recent forum held at the downtown library. For the past 45 years, Keller has been teaching geology, all but three at UCSB. After all this time, Keller retains the gift of astonishment. More than 200 people showed up. All seats were taken, every square inch of available table space perched upon. More than 30 people stood. No one left. Keller — white-haired and bespectacled — didn’t just pack the house; he rocked it. People were desperate to understand the dimensions of the bus that had just run them over—geologically speaking. Keller—who knows Santa Barbara’s geology better than anyone alive—was eager to explain. As a lecturer, Keller is entertaining, almost conversational, and above all clear. He pops with wonder at a subject that still surprises no matter how many times he’s seen it before. He barks. He laughs. He paces the stage. He doesn’t really need a mic. “Don’t call it a mudslide,” Keller repeatedly chided. “You can; I don’t care. But it’s not. It’s a debris flow.” It may seem like a small point, but it’s not. When it comes to what just happened, language fails. The language of geology—because it’s so much more precise — has failed even worse.

Debris flow, indeed. The term “debris” conjures images of twigs, bark, and dust comingled into some lazy heap. “Flow” evokes an intensity of motion lying somewhere between soothing and leisurely. What came rushing down the Montecito hillsides the morning of January 9 was anything but lazy or leisurely. Centuries of accumulated boulders came crashing down a torrential river of mud, so thick and viscous it more resembled liquid concrete than water. When it came to bridges or other diversions, it rose 10-20 feet and went up, over, and around. The noise generated is awesome in the literal sense of the word, resembling freight trains and machine guns. “If you hear it coming,” he noted, “it’s probably too late.” It was the most violent rain in 200 years, following the biggest wildfire in state history, on the heels of the most dehydrating and devastating drought in modern county history. The Thomas Fire left the top few inches of the front-country slopes baked and seared into a fine, crumbly powder. The sustained heat cooked the chaparral, coaxing from it a waxy liquid that oozed onto the soil and functioned like a sheet of glass. The rains struck with biblical fury. Six-tenths of an inch in five minutes. Imagine a downhill demolition derby with 10,000 John Deere tractors divebombing Montecito, disking the hillsides as they go. What makes debris flows distinct is not

just that they make 30-foot boulders appear to float downstream. It’s that the stream doing the “floating” is almost as dense as the boulders themselves. According to Keller, boulders exert 150 pounds of pressure per square inch. But the milkshake of mud exerts almost just as much: 120 pounds of pressure per square inch. Such events move in what’s called a “laminar flow.” This means debris flows don’t dissipate their energy load in the turbulence of splashing and churning, as flash floods do. Debris flows, as we painfully learned, do not recognize stop signs or artificial boundaries such as Highway 192. “They go from source to sink,” said Keller in an interview before his talk. “That’s basic geology.” Keller and an impressive team of fellow geologists are now trying to determine just how fast that debris flow was hauling. They’ve got dash-cam images from the California Highway Patrol, but they need more. If you happen to have any—or know someone who does—Keller can be contacted at keller@ geol.ucsb.edu. That visual information, they hope, will shed light on how the debris flow moved, how big it was, why it shifted direction when it did, why it surged, and what its source material was. As Keller explained, “It all starts with the mud.” It takes eons of erosion — rain and wind hitting the slopes —to create enough powdered dirt to give rise to the volumes of mud capable of hoisting boulders. Some rock

formations are more prone to erosion than others. It was Montecito’s grim misfortune, it turns out, to lie downslope from deposits of Cozy Dell shale, which tends to crumble much faster, for example, than sandstone. Keller has evacuated three times from his home in Rattlesnake Canyon, itself the creation of an ancient debris flow—as is so much of Santa Barbara geology. He’s hoping to embed a 20-second video clip of debris flows in action into the next evacuation alerts. That way, he’s hoping, people will get the message and get out when they can. It’s a great idea. The obvious disconnect between the science of geology and the language of geology is cause for concern; the disconnect between that language and evacuation warnings is cause for alarm. The geologic turmoil on January 9 was admittedly a very rare event. But so too was last year’s debris flow, which swept five cabins off their perches at the El Capitán Canyon campground and carried 15 cars into the thick viscous soup of El Capitán Creek. That rare event also happened to be triggered by an unusually violent rainstorm coming on the heels of yet another recent major wildfire, the Sherpa. As such low-probability events begin to happen with increased frequency, Santa Barbarans can either learn from the geology. Or they can be doomed. Who said that? I guess I did. —Nick Welsh

In the wake of the Thomas Disaster, Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) is

committed to serving our community as we have during past crises. In addition to the programs we provide everyday, we will be offering a host of specialized services to our community during the weeks and months to come as we heal from the trauma of the recent disasters.

Our upcoming Thomas Disaster support:

• Counseling and support for children, teens, and school staff on school campuses and our offices • Individual & Family Counseling for families of the deceased • Support Group for adults grieving the death of a friend or acquaintance (Feb. 20 - March 27) • Support Group for adult evacuees dealing with the stress of the experience (Feb. 17 - March 24) • Support Group for individuals experiencing the loss of a pet (Feb. 8 - March 1) • Carpinteria Community Discussion Group for adults impacted by the disaster (Feb. 10 - March 3) • Funeral funding assistance for families of those who died in the Thomas Disaster

Please call us to register or to find out more information Patient Care Services - HSB provides support to people impacted by a life threatening illness and their families. This includes comprehensive patient care management along with medical navigation and guidance from initial diagnosis through their disease.

Child Bereavement Services - HSB provides compassionate and caring support to children, teens, and their families through one-on-one and group counseling. Adult Bereavement Services - HSB provides individual and support group counseling for adults and seniors grieving the death of a loved one and navigating that loss.

If you are in need of our services or would like to donate, please call or visit our website. 805.563.8820 • www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org

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Janet Hagen of Santa Barbara, CA passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in her home, January 27th at the age of 72. Her beautiful outlook on life and always positive and loving heart showed through her work where she used her great gift in connecting with special needs children to teach them the magic of art at the Deveroux School for 20 years. She was also a teacher in Santa Ynez, Guadalupe, and in Santa Barbara. The thing that gave her the most joy was her beautiful garden. She knew all the names of the incredible diverse plant life that surrounded her lovely hillside home. She had a passionate love for nature which showed through her interactions with her three kitties Tuxedo, Daria, and Dante. Janet was a loving and kind friend to many and she will forever leave foot prints in all our hearts. A celebration of her life will be held in early March at her home…the place that gave her great peace and comfort. Details will follow shortly. If you wish to make a donation in Janet’s name, we would suggest that all contributions go to ASPCA.

Sharon Michelle Vaughn 12/24/61-01/24/18

Sharon Michelle Vaughn, 56, of Santa Barbara, California left us suddenly on January 24, 2018, the result of a car accident that also claimed the life of her longtime companion Anthony “Tony” Romasanta Jr. They were returning home from Mammoth Mountain having spent an enjoyable time skiing together. An old soul, she had the most pure of intentions, coupled with some mischievousness. Playful and loving, her friends regarded her as the life of the party - always up for anything. Born on Christmas Eve of 1961, in the front seat of a station wagon on the way to the hospital, Sharon remained full of surprises and one step ahead throughout her life. Raised with six brothers and sisters in Choctaw, OK and then Bellevue, WA, she remained “the glue that

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com holds our family together,” staying in touch with all her siblings and keeping everyone up-to-date, according to her brother Jody Hansard of Santa Barbara. Joining Jody here in 1987, she always retained her soft southern accent and gracious manner. In 1989, with Casey Crawford of Santa Barbara, she had her only child, Amy Crawford. A single mom, she was able to show Amy other perspectives in life, the value of work, perseverance and saving, yet still allowing her to make her own mistakes. Sharon maintained a brilliant balance and proudly raised a well-rounded and thoughtful young lady. After a brief battle with cancer, Sharon recovered fully through a showing of strength, perseverance, and good humor - reflective of Sharon’s strong and loving character. She was a steadfast ally to friends facing the same battle. A dedicated employee at RC Electronics, she worked there for many years until her recent retirement. An avid SCUBA diver, Sharon loved the beach and the ocean, often boogie boarding while Amy surfed. Her seashell collection spanned the beaches of Hawaii, Mexico and Costa Rica, where she vacationed with her partner, brother, daughter, and many friends. Sharon loved singing along with Journey into plastic spoons with her friend Holly, chocolate lava cake, playing golf and poker, trips to Las Vegas with “the girls,” and attending the theatre. A voracious reader, she enjoyed a nightly ritual of a good book and a bubble bath. She loved cooking at holidays for all the “orphans” and “thrifting” with her girlfriends and daughter. She always put herself out there and wasn’t afraid to go anywhere alone, meet new people and try new experiences. Sharon joins her parents Norman and Barbara Vaughn, and leaves behind her only child Amy of Santa Barbara, and siblings Jody Hansard, Kathy Brashear, Sandra Hansard, Nicolas Vaughn, Lynn Vaughn, Barry Vaughn and many nieces and nephews. A joint Memorial Service for Sharon and Tony will be held at Calvary Chapel in Santa Barbara on Saturday, February 10th, at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara / www.bcrcsb.org Sharon’s beautiful, kind and compassionate spirit will always be remembered.

Anthony Nyman Romasanta 05/10/64-01/25/18

Anthony (Tony) Romasanta, 53, of Santa Barbara, CA, tragically succumbed to his injuries on January 25, 2018, as a result of a head-on car collision on his way home from a ski trip in Mammoth on January 24, 2018, claiming the lives of both him and his fiancée, Sharon Vaughn. Anthony was born May 10, 1964 to Antonio R. Romasanta and Birgit Nyman Romasanta in Santa Barbara. A Mother’s Day surprise, twins, Anthony and David, completed the family of seven. His love for the ocean began as a baby, where you would find Anthony and his family on the sands of Hendry’s Beach. His respect for nature and animals stemmed from his childhood days spent at the Botanical Gardens, the Natural History Museum, the Santa Barbara Zoo and the Santa Barbara Bird Refuge. Anthony attended local public schools, Kellogg and Vieja Valley Elementary, La Colina Jr. High and San Marcos High School. Always physically active, Anthony was an exceptional surfer from the start; endlessly chasing waves from California, to Hawaii, to as far off as Indonesia. His favorite local surf spots include Hollister Ranch, Jalama Beach and Surf Beach. A little boy who would cry going down the waterfall in the Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland, Anthony instead grew up to become an adventure seeker. In addition to the time Anthony spent on top of the water, whether surfing, boating or fishing, he spent an equal amount of time under the sea, as a certified Dive Master. Although very “grounded”, Anthony added to his list of adventures when skydiving from 18,000 ft. with his sister. Anthony began his career in real estate about 20 years ago, passionately pursuing his real estate agent and broker licenses, working hard while owning his own business, Romasanta Realty. Several years ago, Anthony joined one of his family’s businesses, helping manage the Sandpiper Lodge. Anthony’s proudest moment, without a doubt, was becoming a father when his son, Anthony, was born. A dedicated dad, Anthony always enjoyed spending time with his son whether at Boy Scouts, skate boarding, or the beach. Sharing their love for sports, they bonded over basketball, practicing their game or cheering on their favorite teams. Most importantly, Anthony loved his son more than anything

in this world, from the moment he was born. Anthony’s evening routine included riding his bike along the Ellwood Bluffs to catch the sunset and take a last look at the surf, with his dog, Tina, riding along in her basket. He ended the day, sitting outside, listening to the owls above in the trees at the home he shared with Sharon. He and Sharon enjoyed living life together; dancing and listening to live music, whether it be at a concert or a piano bar; playing poker or ping pong; and trying out new places to eat. Like a true Italian he enjoyed a good meal and had an insatiable sweet tooth. Anthony’s resilience, dedication and compassion, along with his zest for life, is something to admire and anyone who knew him would agree. He lived each one of his days to the fullest, with the utmost appreciation for the time he was given. Anthony loved Jesus, avidly reading and studying the Bible, and he is most certainly riding the perfect wave forever in Heaven. Anthony is preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Birgit Romasanta, and his nephew, Mark Romasanta II. He is survived by his son, Anthony Romasanta; his brother, Mark Romasanta (Nicole), his sisters, Kathryn Romasanta-Eckert and Lisa Romasanta-Crowder (Robert), and his twin brother, David Romasanta; and his many nieces and nephews, Antonia, Vinny, Angelina, Robbie, Kristina, Joey, Nicholas and Bella. A joint memorial service for Anthony (Tony) and Sharon will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara, 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez #21. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara Chapter, PO Box 21703, Santa Barbara, CA 93121-1703, www.santabarbarasurfrider.org.

Potter, Brendan Cronshaw (Maureen), Tristan Cronshaw, Shane Scoggins (Kari), Trevor Scoggins (Marisa), Jacob Potter and Marcus Potter. In addition, Orin was blessed with several great-grandchildren: Brodie and Cole Walker, Nora Ong and Breanne Hernandez. Orin was born and raised on an Angus cattle farm in Compton, California. He attended local schools, including El Monte High School and the University of California at Los Angeles. While at school he participated in team sports, including: football, track (specializing in high hurdles) and wrestling. After World War II he joined the United States Navy Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1953. Orin enjoyed his professional career as an electrical engineer, working for such corporations as: Southern California Edison, Bechtel and EBASCO. In his leisure time he enjoyed supporting primary public education and youth sports, playing golf, and watching the UCLA Bruins play football; especially games between the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans. Orin was a loving husband, proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His love of family, football and golf, following politics, watching classic films and listening to music filled his retirement days. Orin was preceded in death by his father, Carl Hubert Potter, his mother, Inez Mildred Potter (nee Gordon), his sister-in-law, Frances Ellen Potter (nee Wilcox), his wife, Helen Herzog Potter, as well as his ex-wife, Maria Moreno Schiefen, and their infant son, Thomas Potter. A celebration of Orin’s life will be held on Sunday, February 11th. (For details please email annacronshaw@gmail.com)

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Orin Lester Potter 12/08/29-12/28/17

Orin Lester Potter, 88, passed away in Santa Barbara on Thursday, December 28, 2017, after a short hospitalization related to a recent fracture of his lower back. He will be dearly remembered. Orin leaves behind his brother, Gordon Joseph Potter of Columbus, Kansas, as well as his children: Jim Potter (Karen), Vivian Potter, Anna Cronshaw (Ian), Lisa Potter, and Doug Potter (Charlene). Orin will be remembered fondly by his many grandchildren: Carleen Potter Ong, Ryan Schenk, Casandra

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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. 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. CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 >>>

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Barbara Toney Fleming 1925-2018

Barbara Toney Fleming passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara, California, on Monday, January 15, 2018, at the age of 92, surrounded by her children. Barbara was loving, charismatic, adventurous, and classy. She was dearly loved by her family and close friends and she will be dearly missed. Born in Los Angeles in 1925, Barbara was a child of the Great Depression and World War II. Her ancestors were early settlers in Pennsylvania, and all four grandparents were pioneers of the West during the 1800s. Barbara herself was a third-generation Californian. Her maternal grandparents, John D. and Agnes B. Fredericks, were important figures in Los Angeles society and politics. Her grandfather was Los Angeles County district attorney from 1903-1915, ran for governor of California as the Republican candidate in 1915, and was elected to the House of Representatives in 1923. Barbara's paternal grandfather, L. C. Toney, was one of a small number of physicians in territorial Arizona. Her grandmothers were both leaders in Los Angeles civic life in the early 1900s. Barbara’s parents, Charles and Doris Toney, who met while attending UC Berkeley, were teachers who lived a simple life, developing in Barbara and her siblings (Doris, Jim, and Virginia, aka Nene) a love for family, nature, education, and adventure. Charlie Toney was a physical education teacher and football coach at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, coaching some of the best players of the day, and Doris was active in the community, serving as commissioner of Girl Scouts for the City of Los Angeles. They were both adventuresome spirits who loved all that California had to offer, particularly the Sierra Nevada and Alamitos Bay, where they had a funky and beloved old beach house that became the gathering point for joy-filled and active family reunions from 1948 until the 1980s. As a child Barbara was an athletic tomboy, who loved riding horses, beach combing, ocean swimming, clam digging, and archery, as well as sailing, hiking, and camping with her siblings and various Girl Scout troops. By the time she went off to college, she had grown into a beautiful, stylish, accomplished young woman (who still loved all those athletic activities). At UCLA, Barbara was elected president of her Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority chapter, served 18

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as a campus representative for J.W. Robinson, and met her future husband, Luther “Rip” Fleming (Theta Delta Chi), on a blind date, introduced by mutual friends. Rip had recently returned from the war in Europe, where he had attained the rank of army captain. His battery served in England protecting the Dover Coast, in Belgium and France, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After earning their degrees, Barbara and Rip married in 1948 and settled for a time in a small duplex in Los Angeles. Rip took the Red Trolley cars to Security Pacific National Bank in downtown LA, where he would work as a corporate loan officer (and eventually senior vice president) for the next 35 years, making the first loan to Home Depot in its early years. (Later in life he was honored with a Home Depot Founder’s Award.) During those early years, Barbara cared for her two young boys and took them on many adventures. Eventually, in 1955, the family moved east of LA to Whittier, where they built (and Barbara worked with the architect to design) a small but comfortable ranch-style home on a lot that had been part of a subdivided avocado ranch. There they raised their two sons and two daughters (Charles, or Rip, Jr.; Burt; Allyn; and Debbie). While in Whittier, Barbara was active in Planned Parenthood, Presbyterian Inter-community Hospital Auxiliary, the PTA, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and as a Kappa Kappa Gamma alumna. She had a beautiful garden, was a creative home decorator, loved to entertain and cook, took great pleasure in building an extensive collection of Pacific Coast and tropical seashells, and found solace in expressing herself through poetry and other writings. She and Rip enjoyed traveling, and took a memorable trip through the Panama Canal and two exciting sailing adventures in the British Virgin Islands with family. Barbara and Rip lived in the same house in Whittier for more than 45 years until they moved in 2001 to The Samarkand retirement community in Santa Barbara, where their two daughters lived with their families. They had been married for 59 years when Rip died in 2008. Barbara continued to live independently at The Samarkand for the rest of her life, enjoying time with her daughters and her sister Doris, who was her neighbor. Barbara is widely remembered at The Samarkand for her kindness, the warmth of her smile, and her many hours of volunteer service through Amazing Grays. Barbara loved her daughtersand sons-in-law (Ann, Wendy, Phil, and Paul) and welcomed them into the family with loving kindness. She loved, adored, and was proud of her two grandchildren, Hannah Fleming and Ryan Chiment, who were bright lights in her life. While Barbara’s life sounds idyllic, she faced deep personal tragedy and an at-times debilitating illness with incredible courage, optimism,

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and grace. Barbara never let her illness define her, and what her children remember is that she was beautiful, fun, intelligent, creative, generous, positive, and funny; that she taught us to love California’s beaches, deserts, mountains, lakes, and rivers; that every summer, by herself, she piled four young children, along with tents, coolers, cots, rafts, and pet hamsters, into a country squire station wagon and took us absolutely everywhere in her beloved Golden State. By example, she taught us everything we needed to know to live good, joyous, compassionate, resilient, and productive lives. Our family is grateful for the outstanding and compassionate medical care provided by Dr. Robert Nagy, Dr. John Kunz, Dr. Claudio Bonometti, and Cottage Hospital’s Emergency Department and SICU. We are deeply appreciative of the wonderful and supportive environment created by Barbara’s friends, and the staff, administration, and residents of The Samarkand. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, her family would appreciate donations in Barbara’s memory to Eyes In the Sky (www.eyesinthesky.org), Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s local outreach program; the Mental Wellness Center (mentalwellnesscenter. org); or the Girl Scouts.

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ships throughout his life. He was a member of the Santa Barbara Lodge of the B’nai B’rith, an avid participant in weekly poker evenings, and the leader of a weekly political discussion group that he irreverently named TANSTAAFL: There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. Born into modest circumstances in Winnipeg, Canada, Allan was close to his brother Reeven and his sister Corinne, both of whom predeceased him. All three moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1940s – in Allan’s case, after completing his wartime service in the Royal Canadian Air Force. While working full time as a taxi driver, Allan put himself through college and law school at UCLA. He had a highly successful career as a worker’s compensation attorney in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. He was renowned for his integrity, his compassion for injured workers and his fierce tenacity on their behalf. Allan was a man of passionate loyalties and beliefs. He was proud of his Jewish heritage and was a staunch supporter of Jewish causes. A naturalized U.S. citizen, he loved his adopted country and was always optimistic that, despite its flaws, America is destined to follow Martin Luther King Jr.’s prophecy that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” For the past sixty years, Allan has been well known in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties as a generous supporter of charities and non-profits. He served actively on the local boards of the Legal Aid Foundation, New Beginnings Counseling Center, Foodbank, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). A Celebration of Life will take place at Congregation B’nai B’rith of Santa Barbara on Sunday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Allan’s memory to the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara.

Natalie Browning Harpham 05/22/26-01/06/18

Allan Ghitterman passed away peacefully at home in his bed, in the middle of a warm, sunny Monday morning in Santa Barbara. He will be missed by his adored wife, Susan Rose, his beloved children Jody Holmes (Ken), Russell Ghitterman (Julie), Sharon Marks (David), Julie Weiner and Carrie Pillar (Russell); grandchildren Erin (A.J.), Kaylen, Jeffrey (Samantha), Shauna, Benjamin, Cole, Avi and Levi; and great-grandchildren Declan, Parker and Connelly. His loyal dog Toto was by his side until the end. He will also be missed by his many friends. He sought and nurtured deep and generous friend-

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After 91 years of embracing life and uplifting others, Natalie Browning Harpham passed away on January 6, 2018 at her home in Montecito. Loving mother, doting grandmother, playful great grandmother, caring aunt, trusted friend and dedicated teacher, in all the roles she played during her life Natalie never stopped caring for others and finding beauty in the world around her.

Natalie began her life in Iola, Kansas, May 22, 1926, the daughter of Geraldine Massey and Lloyd Neff Browning. The family moved to Montecito in the 1930s and at an early age Natalie, showed interest in art as a student of Rico LeBrun and Clarence Hinkle. She attended the Howard School for Girls and Marymount. While a student at Scripps College, she came under the tutelage of Millard Sheets and Henry Lee McFee, both prominent California artists. She was an accomplished landscape painter and photographer and enjoyed sharing her artistic passion with others. Her passion for art ran so deep that Natalie traversed the globe, visiting scores of countries and cultures, to capture her memories on canvas and film. As Director of the Art Department at Laguna Blanca School, Natalie arranged for student trips to Los Angeles museums and founded a series of gallery exhibitions including the work of Grandma Moses and for several years showed her art at the Gallery DeSilva in Montecito along with other local prominent artists. Her love for art did not stop there as her teaching continued for many years with the children's program through The Santa Barbara Museum Of Art at the McMormick House. Over the years, a number of her former students have gathered with Natalie for tea and robust conversations. She was a member of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Junior League, The Little Town Club, Birnam Wood Golf Club and The Yacht Club. Natalie is survived by her beloved husband of 31 years, Richard, and her sister, Nanci Robertson, her two sons, Timothy M. McMahon and Thor K. Hansen (Jennifer), her grandchildren, Kimberly McMahon Payne, Natalie McMahon, Ryan McMahon, Tyra Hansen, Alexandra Hansen and Kendyl Hansen and her great grandchildren, Jameson Payne, Harley Payne, Charlotte McMahon and Matteo Hugueny-Clark. It would be remiss to not mention Natalie’s lifelong love of animals and her beloved pup Sasha who brought her so much joy and happiness during her last years. Her family wanted to acknowledge and thank Natalie’s fabulous caregivers that took such great care of her in her last few years: Carrie Aquilar, Maria Carmen Tovar, Concha Hernandez, Rita Mills and Jeanette Georgopoulos. We also wanted to acknowledge Dr. Jeffrey Kupperman for the loving care she was provided in the last years of her life. Her sense of fun, zest for life and trust in her faith, survived to the very end. She will be missed… A memorial will be at El Montecito Church on February 15, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. followed by a Celebration of her life. In lieu of sending flowers, Natalie would have loved donations sent to The Santa Barbara Museum of Art educational program for youth.


obituaries Tara Burns Sweeney 1963-2018

January 19, 2018, Tara Burns Sweeney, PT, DPT, passed on to her next journey. Doctor Sweeney, aka Sassafrass, was born 1963. She graduated Blackford High School, Indiana. She played UCLA women’s soccer team, graduating Magnum Cum Laude with Bachelors Kinesiology 1985. 1988, Tara graduated UCSF with her Bachelors in Physical Therapy. 2004, she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Western University of Health Sciences. Tara worked on the innovative, expert team at Precision Biomechanics in Santa Barbara. She had a strong background in the spine, and helped to bridge the worlds of chiropractic with physical therapy care. In 2000, Tara formed The Sweeney Sport and Spine Center, working collaboratively with physicians and other health care providers to establish a comprehensive healing treatment plan for her patients. She transformed the lives of people who suffered from both acute and chronic pain. She loved to ski, race outrigger canoes, wakeboard, roller blade. Tara, you will be missed by your patients, your colleagues, your friends, your family. You are a force of nature. Be in peace.

Margarite Johnson 1925-2018

Margarite Johnson, born Antonia Godoy in San Luis, Argentina, left us on the morning of January 16, 2018. She was 93 years old. Margarite had a long and colorful life. Raised by her grandmother, Margarite, in Justo Darac, Argentina at an early age young Antonia developed into a strong, determined and industrious girl. In her mid-twenties she had the opportunity to leave Argentina for employment at a cosmetic company in Germany, and she jumped at the chance. It was while in Europe that Margarite met her future husband, Charles G. Johnson, a widower from Santa Barbara.

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com Their love for one another and their romance were unparalleled. Charles saw and fell madly in love with a bright, spirited and kind young woman who had a zest for life and a deep devotion to improving the world. Margarite fell hard for a handsome, strong gentleman who loved her with all his heart and offered her the world. Charles and Margarite married in 1967, and at that time Margarite changed her name from Antonia, becoming Margarite Johnson. The Johnsons lived in Santa Barbara where Charlie worked for the Santa Barbara County. Margarite was a homemaker and stepmother to Charlie’s three sons, who had previously lost their own mother in a car accident. After years of dedicated study of US History, US Government and English, Margarite very proudly naturalized to become a US Citizen on May 23, 1972. Her citizenship was a source of enormous pride for Margarite, and something she took very seriously. A scholar by nature, throughout her lifetime she studied and practiced making daily efforts to learn about the country she called home. For nearly three decades Margarite and Charlie had a very happy life together, that included traveling, spending time with family and volunteering in the community. Charlie, who was fourteen years Margarite’s senior, had always been a loving and devoted husband and companion to Margarite, but when he suffered a stroke and fell ill, his sons, who lived in Washington State, came to Santa Barbara and took him, leaving Margarite to live on her own. Although Margarite and Charlie corresponded regularly for the rest of Charlie’s life, and Margarite was able to make the journey to Washington to visit her beloved Charlie in his residential care facility a couple of times, they never again lived together. Magarite’s life in Santa Barbara after losing Charlie was one of austerity and dedication to others. She volunteered at the Braille Institute and Catholic Charities, and was recognized with service awards from both agencies. She also attended Mass each day, devoting herself to the Catholic Church and practicing her strong faith in God. Margarite lived independently until the age of ninety. It was then, with the assistance of others, that she moved from her apartment, first to Villa Santa Barbara and then to Cliffview Terrace, a residential care facility for the elderly. Margarite spent three good years at Cliffview Terrace where she remained happily independent. She played Bingo, listened to musicians each day and dined with her peers. One photo shows Margarite on

her 93rd birthday, celebrating with friends and caregivers at Cliffview Terrace. In the final days of Margarite’s life she simply lost the will to live. She told her doctor that she wanted to go home to God. In keeping with her wishes, very little intervention was made to keep Margarite with us. She was put on hospice care, kept comfortable and visited by a Catholic priest. Within a matter of days, she slipped away. Hers was truly a peaceful and gentle passing. One of Margarite’s favorite prayers was the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It goes: O most holy Heart of Jesus, foundation of every blessing, I adore You, I love You, and with a lively sorrow for my sins, I offer You this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to Your will. Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in You and for You. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, Your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Prayer granted, sweet and wonderful Margarite. Rest in peace. In keeping with her prearranged plans, Margarite’s body was cremated and scattered at sea. There will be no memorial service, but a City tree will be dedicated in her name. Any donation you might like to make to the Braille Institute or Catholic Charities would be deeply appreciated.

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Farewell to our gentle warrior, Michael A. Ward, October 1, 1944 to January 28, 2018 Michael Ward, our wonderful and beloved son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and mentor passed away too soon from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He was 73 years old. Michael was a native Santa Barbarian, born at Cottage Hospital to Dora Rivera Ward and Richard Ward. He was the eldest of 6 siblings: sisters Patty

Fletcher, Eileen Arregon (Daren), and Margaret (Maggie) Jean (Anthony), and brothers Donald Fletcher (Kim), and Ralph Fletcher. He was predeceased by his sister Maggie and his brother Ralphie, both of whom he loved dearly. He was the big brother who always put his family first, walking his younger brothers and sisters to school, making their lunches, and making sure they did their homework. The six children were raised by their mom, who worked tirelessly to provide their home and make sure they did well in school. One of Michael’s best and favorite memories was of his mom reading aloud to him as he struggled to learn to read until age 12. Once he learned, he became a voracious reader and avid book collector. He was the first in his family to attend and graduate from college, which he achieved while working fulltime. He started out as a “Wilson Wildcat” at Wilson Elementary school, where his adventures with Frank and Lois Van Schaick and the other “fox boys” and Camp Conestoga gave him a lifelong love of camping, backpacking and the outdoors, as well as school. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School, where he lettered in Track, throwing the shot put and discus, and played lineman on the Dons’ football team and was a member of the Golden Tornadoes CIF. He also played football with the Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros, until a knee injury and then his army service sidelined his football days. Michael enlisted in the army in 1966, and proudly served his country as a Green Beret for the 5th Special Forces in the 82nd Airborne in Vietnam. He was one of the few who qualified as expert with the bayonet. He trained as a Medic and as a Combat Engineer, and received his honorable discharge in 1969. Sadly, his experiences in the combat arena along with the death of his fiancée while he was overseas changed him, and after his discharge he struggled with depression and alcoholism. However, he was always a fighter for what was good and right, and after a number of years he became a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He had 34 ½ years of continuous sobriety when he passed away. In those years he made many friends and always reached out to help anyone who was in need. He met his wife Starr, and in 1992 they were married. Michael was proud to be stepfather to Andrew, Starr’s son, and to be the father of Angelina, their daughter. Michael worked for many years offshore on the oil rigs for Phillip’s Petroleum, later bought out locally by Pacific Offshore Operators, Inc. He continued to attend school while working fulltime, and obtained his B.A. in Criminal Justice from U.C. S.

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B. After leaving the oil industry, he went on to work as a Juvenile Officer at Los Prietos Boys’ Camp for the County of Santa Barbara until his retirement in 2009. He was rather bored with retirement and went on to obtain his M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling from U.C.S.B. as well. Although Michael was a large man, he was almost always quiet and gentle. He was not afraid of conflict, but avoided it whenever possible, knowing that “winning” is often not worth the costs. He had a strong sense of right and wrong, and always worked to make things better for others. He had immense personal integrity, always standing up for his beliefs, and being honest with others. His family was his number one priority, followed by his friends, and he was always ready to lend a helping hand. He was intensely private in many ways, and liked to spend long periods alone, listening to his jazz collection and reading one of his numerous collection of books, or driving up the coast or through California, listening to music or audiobooks. His greatest loves were his and Starr’s daughter Angie, and his stepson Andrew. He adored his mother, sisters, and brothers as well, along with numerous nephews and nieces. He also loved his two dogs and the five cats which were part of his immediate family, and loved taking the dogs on walks at the dog park, sometimes two and three times a day. Michael’s family wishes to thank the many outstanding professionals who helped him so much in the last difficult year. These include Stanley McLain, MD, Robert Gaines, MD, Robert Wright, MD, Steven Marzicola, MD, David Frecker, MD, and Karen DaSilva, MD, as well his therapists from Central Coast Caregivers, especially Karen Little, SLP and Charlotte Westmoreland, PT. His nurses, Sarada Lewis, RN from Palliative Care, RNs Korie and Cindy from Cottage MICU, and RN Lee from Cottage were particularly good to him and he said how much he appreciated their care. Both Martha Barsante, LCSW from the VA and Kurt Goerwitz, PhD were especially close to Michael and he greatly respected and loved both of them. We were all honored by Michael’s presence in our lives and are grateful for the years he had with us. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed. A memorial potluck barbeque in celebration of Michael’s life will be held at Michael and Starr’s house on Saturday, February 17, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The address for the BBQ is: 3156 Laurel Canyon Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93105. All friends are invited to attend Please RSVP to Michael’s niece, Sara, at sara@thetrackr.com for the BBQ.

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Offshore Oil Fight Continues

Tell Trump What You Think, Says Sen. Feinstein

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oil drilling for 50 years, and we are not going to relent now. In the face of the Trump administration’s proposal to open all offshore waters in the country to oil rigs, California must remember our history if we’re to make good on our vision for a safer future. California knows all too well the dangers of offshore oil drilling. In 1969, an oil rig off the coast of Santa Barbara leaked three million gallons of crude oil into the ocean, blanketing beaches with a thick layer of oil and killing thousands of marine mammals and birds. It was the largest oil spill in U.S. history until the Exxon Valdez spill 20 years later. After the 1969 spill, California blocked all new offshore oil drilling in state waters, protecting our coastal waters up to three miles from the shore. The state reinforced that ban in a 1994 law. We have also successfully fought off any new drilling in federal waters — water beyond three miles from our shore — since 1984 by blocking new lease sales thanks to a combination of local ordinances, congressional opposition, and bipartisan presidential support. President Trump now wants to reverse course. He has proposed opening all federal waters, including the waters off California’s coast, to new gas and oil drilling. If this proposal is allowed to go through, it would lead to the first new offshore oil drilling leases sold in the Pacific Ocean in more than 30 years. This proposal completely ignores the will of California’s people. According to the latest polling, nearly 70 percent of Californians oppose new drilling off our coast. Members of Congress and leaders in the state government have all been very vocal in making our opposition known to the president. It should come as no surprise that California is not alone in this fight. States throughout the country are up in arms over President Trump’s offshore oil drilling proposal. Unfortunately, the administration seems to be playing political games in deciding which communities to antagonize. When Florida’s Republican governor voiced concern about local opposition and potential tourism

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impacts, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke immediately announced that he would take Florida drilling off the table. Every state, including California, deserves the same deference. California understands that offshore oil drilling belongs in the past and instead is making smarter investments in clean energy. Our state is on target to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions to 80 percent less than 1990 levels by the year 2050. Our efforts will both reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions and create more jobs than offshore oil drilling — all while protecting the health of our coastal communities and their economies. New offshore drilling is completely incompatible with these efforts. President Trump’s proposal for six lease sales off the California coast by 2023 isn’t just a short-term problem. Any new oil rigs would continue to produce oil for decades to come, well past the middle of next century when we will need to have moved away from fossil fuels altogether. We’re still dealing with the legacy of last century’s drilling. Even though we have fought off all new federal drilling for three decades, there are still 43 leases that remain active from federal lease sales that happened before 1984. And in state waters, there are still nine active rigs that were built before the Santa Barbara oil spill. It was just three years ago that we were reminded of the dangers of offshore drilling when a broken pipeline spilled more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil onto Refugio State Beach and leaked back into the ocean. Today, hundreds of miles from the coastal communities that will be affected by this proposal, the administration is holding its one and only public meeting for California in Sacramento. I would encourage all who are able to attend. And for those who can’t travel to Sacramento, you can visit feinstein.senate.gov/ offshoredrilling to post a comment for the administration by March 9. Now is the time for all of us to raise our voices and reject President Trump’s proposal. California will not allow new offshore oil drilling to bring on another half century of unnecessary carbon emissions and oil spill risks. n


Quit Calling Santa Barbara ‘Paradise’ Mother Nature Has Leveled the Playing Field of Our Home

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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who You Really Are “Time and again my preconceptions about my country and my species were turned upside-down... Endlessly fascinating.”

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uit calling Santa Barbara “paradise.” Santa Barbara is not paradise;

it’s our home. Especially now, after two major disasters that have caused death and massive destruction, Mother Nature has once again proved that she has no prejudice; every level of society has been impacted by the Thomas Fire and the Montecito mudslides. Do events like this happen in paradise? I don’t think so. We have been enduring a prolonged drought that is killing off many trees throughout the community. Natural habitats, local species, and animals are all struggling to adjust. With the potential of more severe rain events, the continued drought, and the inevitability of a massive earthquake, Santa Barbara is quite vulnerable. Surely, our natural beauty and breathtaking vistas remain attractive. However, over the last 35 years, Santa Barbara has worn the mantle of a golden paradise and tourist destination, resulting in a real estate market where prices are 70 percent greater than the national average; a deflated commercial corridor along State Street; congested streets, with a freeway that chugs in 30,000 commuters a day (so much for the environmental capital of the world); zero percent rental availability for working families, and a bustling homeless population. Is this really paradise? As well, political participation in this town, like everywhere else in America, is horrible. Policies and ordinances have been approved by a social class of board and commission members who are linked to elected officials. City administrators stay in the background, orchestrating the bureaucracy that mostly benefits our local oligarchy. In the face of our recent disasters and at the height of the iniquities across our community, good and decent people have stepped up to raise money, volunteer, provide food and shelter, and donate a variety of necessities so that those most affected can still call Santa Barbara home. Being a resident with seven generations of ancestors who have called Santa Barbara home, I have an infinity of love and pride for this community. However, in recent decades, things have changed to the point where families can’t afford to live here, public schools are falling apart, and low- to moderate-income people have no to little quality of life. We have a new Latina mayor who promises change but has no plan to make it happen. So we have to be aware and hold to account our elected leadership like never before. The marginalization of Santa Barbarans does not holistically fit with the idea that Santa Barbara is a paradise. Santa Barbara is just like any other town in America, with mom-and-pop shops, children walking and taking the bus to school, seniors looking for social outlets, and families looking for positive things to do. If we continue to treat Santa Barbara as this lofty paradise in order to attract tourists and be a playground for the wealthy, then we will continue to ignore the values and basic principles of what it means to live in a genuine American city. The recent events proved that Santa Barbara has to put its pants on like everybody else and that no source of money or ideology can save us from a natural disaster. Santa Barbara is not paradise, folks. This is a town with working-class people and families that struggle alongside those who want to pretend they do not exist. Mother Nature, regrettably, has now evened the playing field a bit. She’s turned the idea of a paradise into a nightmare, also proving that we better recognize who we are as an entire community versus putting all n our cards under an ever-present sun.

This is a town with working-class people and families that struggle alongside those who want to pretend they do not exist.

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1) Virtuosos Award honoree Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name) at The Arlington Theatre; 2) Jena Malone at the opening night; 3) Martin Sheen; 4) Virtuosos Award honoree Hong Chau (Downsizing) at the Arlington; 5) Virtuosos Award honoree Kumail Nanjiani (The The Big Sick Sick) at the Arlington; 6) Rhymefest at the opening night; 7) April Napier, costume designer for Best Picture nominee and Golden Globe winner Lady Bird; 8) Virtuosos Award honoree Daniel Kaluuya (Get Get Out Out)

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radius of some of the other women, Rosalva and Carmen, who also make the eggs. So it was lucky. Those are the three women, along with their families, who turned out to be the main sellers downtown during Fiesta and the main characters in our film. CP: Finding the subjects was one of the biggest challenges early on. A number of people I approached refused to be interviewed. I think there was a fear that I was some kind of undercover ICE agent on a sting operation. Fortunately, I had known Belen and Florentino for several years because they would come by my house, selling tamales. … After that, using Belen and Florentino as a reference really helped opened doors.

Why’d you decide to do this film? Casey McGarry: A few years back, when I made Grasshopper for Grandpa — the documentary on Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens — I met Chris Price, the codirector on this project. After he saw the film, he came to me with the idea of doing a film You don’t dive too deeply on finding “las hueveras” (the egg ladies) that actuinto any of the political Cascarón and the rest of the Santa ally make the cascarones situation related to immiBarbara Documentary Shorts will for Fiesta and wanted to try screen Closing Night, Saturday, grants. Were you tempted February 10, 8 p.m., at The Arlingand tell their story. … to do so? ton Theatre (1317 State St.). Chris Price: I had been toyCM: I was. I had some more politically driven scene ing with the idea of a doing a film on cascarón makers on my own for ideas I would have wanted to try and capseveral years. But being a full-time land-use ture if I had initially gone into this story consultant with no filmmaking experience, with a bigger and longer project in mind I knew it would prove difficult. After I saw to begin with. Alas, my style tends to lean Grasshopper, I knew Casey was the right more toward the personal-portrait style or person to help make it happen. “human interest” story type, so our main focus was these people’s backgrounds, Did you know any of the subjects beforehand? where they came from, and how they got CM: I personally didn’t know any of the into making the cascarones in the first main characters in our film before head- place. … ing out and trying to find them. I think I think with all the stuff going on with Chris did some research and rode his bike DACA and immigration policy, women’s around Milpas Street on the Eastside trying rights, etc., this film is definitely a converto find them, asking random people where sation starter. People will walk away with he could find “the women who make the questions and wanting to know more; at cascarones.” least that’s been my experience so far. One of those days, he got tipped off CP: My original vision for the film was about Belen, the one who sells tamales not only to tell the story of who makes around town who also makes cascarones. the cascarones, but also [to be] a vehicle It turns out she lived within a couple-block to underscore certain ironies of Fiesta and

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SBIFF 2018 SO FAR Tributes, Panels, and Films Light Up the City

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valued area screen time for world cinema. Along with that exposure comes a window on the world beyond our shores and cinematic dialects blissfully removed from Hollywood. As of the first four days of programming, the highlights include the Japanese dark comedy Oh Lucy!;

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For daily SBIFF coverage, see independent.com/sbiff2018/. Hotel Salvation, a lovely, humor-spiced Indian film about mortality and other living things; the delightfully twisted neo-noir-thriller stuff of Gutland; François Ozon’s shamelessly eroticized The Double Lover (the token kink flick this year?); and intriguing cinematic ventures such as Finland’s chilling but powerful Euthanizer and Russia’s Arrhythmia. Crowd-pleasing pleasantries in the bunch include the joyful, fable-like Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle and the new and timely Crossing Borders sidebar, with Sky & Ground, a fascinating close-up view of a Syrian refugee family’s trek, and reflective immigrant/refugee-related films Catch the Wind and The Order of Things. Jeff Bridges, who was being rescued from the roof of his Montecito house just a month ago, presented, produced, and narrated the ambitious Living in the Future’s Past, which had its world premiere last Saturday night. Director Susan Kucera’s variation on the theme of an eco-documentary, with informed studies into the primordial urges and foibles of our species, is a visually stunning kinfolk to An Inconvenient Truth, but with more hope attached.

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0-10-10: Ten screenwriters. Ten directors. Ten films. But for the first time in the competition’s 13 years of existence, not 10 days. Instead, this year, the 10 directors and 10 screenwriters — half from local colleges and half from local high schools — in SBIFF’s Screenwriting and Filmmaking Mentorship and Competition were given over a month to shoot and edit their films. Amanda Graves, SBIFF’s new education director, explained that as opposed to previous years, “this year … students [had] the opportunity to view their rough cuts with their teams and receive feedback from a panel of experts before making final edits to the films.” But for many competitors, the recent disasters complicated and shortened the shooting and editing periods. Teams faced all sorts of challenges, from coordinating schedules of cast and crew who lived south of Highway 101 or in voluntary or mandatory evacuAmanda Graves ation zones to shooting outdoor scenes with the poor air quality. For example, the cast and crew of Soul Sister — written and directed by Santa Barbara High School seniors Kinsey Headley and Wilson Sherman, respectively — originally postponed shooting to 2018 due to two of their three shooting locations being under Thomas Fire evacuations. When they began filming, Sherman explained,“We shot our first few scenes in our art director’s house on Olive Mill Road next to Casa Dorinda, [which] was ultimately destroyed by the Montecito flooding … I am so grateful that everyone on our team is safe, although our art director and her family were actually in the Olive Mill house during the flood. Several members of our team had to be evacuated for a while after the floods.” Others faced different obstacles. Santa Barbara City College first-year Ethan Steiner, originally turned down as one of the directing finalists, was called in on January 7 to replace the original high school director of All in Your Head, who had been “sitting on the script, doing nothing for three months,” Steiner explained. At that point, Steiner received the screenplay but was unable to contact the original screenwriter, eventually making revisions on his own. With around 20 days to recast, re-crew, shoot, and edit the film, Steiner didn’t get to participate in the rough-cut screenings or any of the workshops, but he did receive help from mentors — industry professionals assigned to each competitor. Despite the obstacles and setbacks, competitors expressed pride and excitement in having their films shown at The Arlington Theatre on February 10. Mia Moran, director of Porta Potty Odyssey and a sophomore at SBCC, said,“I am honored. This is one of the coolest and craziest things that I’ve ever gotten to work on, and I’m very excited … Knowing that this is a room filled with 2,000 people that are actually here to watch [these films] from students is just crazy.” Ann Tardiff, screenwriter of Magnet and a senior at the University of California, Santa Barbara, added, “It’s going to be the best day of my life … I think the best part of this has just been working with everyone, and … this gave me a lot of confidence that I can be a writer.” Standing at the podium of last Tuesday’s press conference for the competition, Graves reflected on the students’ perseverance through the chaos and devastation of the past few months, saying that she “commend[ed] every single one of [the] teams this year. When you think of resiliency and persistence, those are the two terms that I would use to describe these teams … They have been through — as we have as well — mudslides, fires, having to recast, having to re-crew — and we have 10 really great films through all of that.”

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SBIFF 2018 SO FAR Among the Hollywood celebrity parade — ever the important ingredient in the SBIFF mix — we got in-house face time in The Arlington Theatre with stars of a less-glitzy but artistically respected sort this year. The list included the man who would be Christ, Willem Dafoe (hot on the heels of The Florida Project); chameleon Gary Oldman — the man who would be Sir Winston Churchill, Sid Vicious, Beethoven, and more — and the “still young but Gutland growing up in public” Saoirse Ronan, who was here a few years ago as an “emerging artist” tribute subject. Voilà — she has officially emerged. Saturday afternoon’s Writers Panel at the Lobero, a great SBIFF tradition, lived up to its reputation, bringing top screenwriters to speak about the germination stage of filmmaking to a full house of cur-

CONTINUED FROM P. 26 rent and could-be screenwriters, as well as the merely cinema obsessed. While the upcoming second weekend of this year’s festival is considerably leaner and slower than the first, there are still plenty of screenings to take in and the final tribute, Outstanding Perfomers, honoring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney for their commanding work in I, Tonya. In a fresh twist on tradition, Saturday night’s closing-night fare casts a light on Santa Barbara Documentary Shorts, a self-reflective gesture that somehow seems just right at this fragile juncture in our history. At press time, this scribe’s top-10 list, in progress: The Insult, Oh Lucy!, Hotel Salvation, Gutland, The Double Lover, Euthanizer, Arrhythmia, Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle, The Quartette, and n Living in the Future’s Past.

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how undocumented immigrants are carrying on the tradition enjoyed by what is largely a white upper- and middle-class Santa Barbara. For practical reasons (and the fact I have no filmmaking experience), I deferred to Casey’s idea to make this a short rather than a feature and focus on the personalities rather than the political controversy. Nevertheless, I think there is enough subtle reference in the film regarding immigration and race issues that the audience will be left with an impression of that message.

Any particular challenges on this film compared to your past docs? CM: This is my first attempt making any type of film with a foreign language involved. The film is composed of mostly Spanish and broken English. Although both Chris and I speak some Spanish, this was still the most challenging part in completing the film. … CP: Time and money were both a constraint, but Casey worked his magic. We only started filming in July, and it was entirely self-funded. Hopefully on the next project I’m involved with, there will be more of both. What’s your next project? CM: I just signed on to do a documentary

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im Hurley has been driving her children to Ellwood Elementary School for more than five years. But this year, the family made a big change — thanks to big improvements to their route. The Hurley kids — Liam, 11, and Kasey, 9 — now start their mornings by meeting up with a group of neighborhood friends and then pedaling half a mile along a newly completed bike-andpedestrian path in western Goleta. It’s been a great change in routine, Hurley said. “They absolutely love it.” The path — a 14-foot-wide shared space for bikes, scooters, strollers, and pedestrians — is encouraging more children to get to school and back in a healthy, active way. Prior to its construction, there were two options for the Ellwood Elementary School students (from left) Carlie, Hudson, and Hurley kids and the hundreds of children livPaul on the newly opened bike and pedestrian path ing nearby: Cross the street and navigate a narrow sidewalk, or ride in the bike lane alongside cars said. The school’s principal, Ned Schoenwetter, added that in addition to helping promote health and safety, going 45 miles per hour. For years, Hurley felt that driving her kids was the the path “is also strengthening our community, as only safe option. But it came with significant draw- neighbors walk and ride together.” As the first path of its kind created by the City of backs. “My kids are very active,” she said. “When I was driving them, they weren’t getting a chance to get Goleta, there have been some design and implemensome of that energy out before school. Now that they tation lessons learned. Due to permitting problems, the wide path abruptly narrows before reaching the ride, they arrive ready to focus and learn.” Funded by Measure A and a Safe Routes to School school crosswalk, and many parents would like to see grant, the path runs along Hollister Avenue from the motor-vehicle speed limit lowered along the onePacific Oaks Road to Ellwood School Road. After the mile route next to the path. While there remain opportunities for improvepath’s opening, the Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) taught a series of classes at the ment, overall progress is notable. “It doesn’t have to school. “Our instructors took every class on walking be perfect to be remarkable,” said COAST’s Nancy field trips to talk about how to use the path and how Eckert. “This project is absolutely remarkable.” The Hurley kids agree. to stay safe,” coordinator Kim Stanley-Zimmerman —Andie Bridges

t would have been a big-enough feat for Laguna Blanca schoolkids to have developed and produced their first-ever TEDx event— event with 500 attendees and 13 speakers — without natural disasters getting in the way. But throw in wildfire, mudslides, school cancellations, and largescale evacuations, and the community event that culminated on January 31 was a testament to the power, resilience, and brilliance of these high schoolers and their supporters. Themed “Evolve,” the independently organized, daylong event of speakers sharing “Ideas Worth Spreading” was the first in Santa Barbara to be curated entirely by an executive committee of high school students. From swirling spotlights to swag bags, the students’ hard work showed in their professional production value and hospitality before the proceedings had even begun. The breadth and depth of the speakers ranged impressively— from psychologists to marine biologists to contortionists impressively to a two-time Olympian— Olympian in an engaging, multi-hour stream of information and motivation. Kevin Jones, an engineer with County Fire, gave the most emotionally powerful speech of the day. He recounted the difficult work of his fellow firefighters and the devastation he’d seen firsthand in the aftermath of the Montecito flooding of January 9 as “the worst imaginable ways people get hurt— the worst ways to die.” He said he saw “a career’s worth in death hurt and destruction in one day.” Wiping away a tear, he reflected on how the elements of fire and water that can provide comfort in moments of cold and thirst can also “take from us.” He urged his listeners to “live with … eyes open [and with] a new respect for Mother Nature.” Other speakers reflected our community’s way of adapting to other changes, whether cultural or climate driven. UCSB marine biologist Doug McCauley spoke about how he downloaded and broadcast whale song recordings to save a stranded whale from Santa Barbara Harbor, and urged students to evolve in how they use smart technology.“We need those smart devices to do more than to figure out how to put bunny ears on friends,” he said.“We have whales to save together.” Jordan Killebrew of the Santa Barbara Foundation showed how Isla Vista grew out of tragedy with Project I.V. Love, while beloved fitness coach Jenny Schatzle vulnerably addressed her own grapples with internet negativity. In many ways, though, it was the student speakers who shared the most compelling and exciting speeches of the day. Athena Boyle, a junior, rhymed with insightful confidence about her own inner struggles during her spoken-word piece called “Cheer Up, Love.” Sophomore Samuel Rae Bernstein earned a standing ovation for his moving speech “‘Transgender’ Is Not a Scary Word.” He reminded the audience that “under all the beautiful layers of what makes us who we are is someone who wants to be loved and accepted as themselves.” Laguna Blanca’s TEDx seemed by all measurements a success, a reminder that some of our community’s most evolved voices are the ones just emerging. Said Laguna Blanca graduate Spencer Dusebout: “Young people are capable of making a difference if they’re given a chance to.”

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The deportation day was June 27, 1942. Our town was called in two groups. We were in the first one; the next followed in a few days. At this time we knew that most of the transports were going to Terezín, the so-called “family” camp. As far as the things we could take with us, it was mainly not more than 50 kg. per person, except for what you carried on your person. Therefore, even though it was June when we left, we all put on our heaviest winter clothing and shoes. Many, many thoughts and lots of work went into the preparation. To avoid extra weight, we didn’t take suitcases, made rolls which served as bedding and blankets, summer and winter clothing, medication, some pots and pans, a little folding chair (not knowing how far we’d have to

walk) for Alfred the smallest, basic instruments, and some food. We knew by heart the weight of every handkerchief and so we packed and unpacked hundreds of times. Around the neck was our transport number, mine was AAG 252. We, in contrast, believed that our family would be safe, and we had the means to replace what we needed. And yet we were falling apart, or at least I was. As I passed Oxnard, I regretted leaving the antique clock behind. I tried to console myself that given its history, and all the things that the clock had survived, perhaps it would summon my mother’s spirit to stand guard over our house like a goddess of the hearth and stop the fire from consuming it. At the beginning of World War I, the clock was already considered a family treasure. When the war broke out, my mother was with her parents in Kroměříž and never went back to Bucharest, where her father had been working for a Viennese firm: I only know that my parents’ friends in Bucharest packed our household goods and stored everything in a warehouse. This was later burned down (in the revolution of 1917), and we never saw anything again, except our antique clock, which my mother’s friend took into her house. After the war they jointly arranged to bring the clock across the border, hidden under a coal pile, a few pieces at a time on a train, which regularly ran between Czechoslovakia and Romania. Although I am not a person who attaches herself to things, I am glad that we still have the clock, hoping that later it will stay with you, Jana, and that you don’t have to smuggle it in and out anymore.

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his was written in December, as the Thomas Fire threatened our homes, and our things, but not our lives. On January 9, a cataclysm of biblical proportions struck our community. Quite literally “the mountain melted like wax,” and people died, and others were left naked in the mud, with nothing. Loss, fear of loss, and the guilt of survival are reshuffled in the moment. But the need to mark individual memory remains even while the larger story continues to unfold. When we packed for our evacuation, we took only clothes, medicines, passports, our financial records, and a few small objects. Although we had evacuated from fire three times before and this time, as the firestorm approached, I had days to think about what to take, I found I was paralyzed. I grabbed a 19th-century cobalt glass plate and wine carafe from Prague. It had been a present to my grandmother Elsa from her friend and bridge partner, the parish priest in Kroměříž, Moravia. Our antique clock — the “family heirloom” as my mother called it — stood reproachfully next to it, but its ornate heaviness overwhelmed me, and I left it to fend for itself. As we left town, I wrote about my feelings of panic and paralysis to Simona, in Prague, because she is the only one who fully understands them. Her father and mine had the same trajectory in the war: Prague to Terezín to Auschwitz to Gleiwitz. They both survived and remained lifelong friends. So, Simona is my soul sister in anxiety. I told her I felt as if I were packing for deportation to the Terezín ghetto. Simi immediately responded, saying that my feelings were exactly what she would have experienced herself. My mother had written about that experience in her memoir:

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f he had not picked up a basketball at an early age, Max Heidegger might be snowboarding or skiing in the Olympic Winter Games this weekend rather than watching them. And the UCSB Gauchos would be missing a dynamic piece of their 2017-18 men’s hoops team, which is off to one of the best starts in school history. Klaus Heidegger, Max’s father, was an Austrian alpine skier who finished second in the overall World Cup standings in 1977 behind Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden. Injuries ended his career before the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. He has since settled down in America with a successful business career. Max grew up MAD MAX: Sophomore guard Max Heidegger has been shooting the lights out at the Thunderin the San Fernando Valley. dome, where UCSB’s men are undefeated this season. UCSB professors have asked Max if he’s related to Martin “My first impression of Coach P.— I didn’t know how I’d Heidegger, a famous German philosopher. “No way,” he get along with him,” the 6ʹ2″ sophomore guard said. “He’s said. “My dad’s from a small farming family.” If Max Heidegger has a philosophy, it might be this: “I really Type A — always get to it, get to it. I’m a little more shoot, score, and defend; therefore, I am.” In those terms, last laid-back. I was worried at first, but when I got to know year he underwent an existential him — how much he cared, how good a coach he was — I’m crisis. He had been scoring 28 really happy he’s here.” points a game at Oaks Christian Heidegger worked on the mechanics of his shot — taking High, but as a Gaucho freshman up to 1,000 a day in the off-season — as well as his attitude. he missed almost three-quarters “Whenever I missed shots, I’d really take it poorly; I’d be of his shots. He still had to play on upset,” he said.“Now I miss however many shots, I know it’s a team depleted by injuries, and coming back to me; I know I’ll make the next one. That’s a UCSB went through a dismal 6-22 season. big thing in my maturation as a player.” This year’s Gauchos are currently 18-5, tied for first place Heidegger and his teammates harbor a mutual trust. If with a 7-2 record in the Big West, and Heidegger is the lead- he misses a shot, Leland King II might score on a put-back. ing scorer in the conference, averaging 20.9 points per game. King, a graduate transfer, had 25 points and 17 rebounds in Fans at the Thunderdome have yet to see the Gauchos lose. last Saturday’s 75-51 victory over Cal State Northridge and They are 11-0 at home. was named Big West player of the week. Heidegger’s sharpshooting from distance — he is making 42.4 percent of his three-point shots — has put UCSB’s foes on high alert. He almost always has a defender in his face. Sometimes he still scores over them because of his quick release. Other times, he drives to the basket, or he gives the ball up and moves around the key like a whirling dervish — something his father, who specialized in the slalom and giant slalom, accomplished on skis. “He’s a crazy guy; I love him,” Max Heidegger said. “When I was a kid, I’d go skiing with him just for fun. I could see how good he was, even though he’s older. He had really bad back problems from falls he took. I was more of a snowboarder because my dad didn’t like snowboarders. I’d snowboard to make him a little angry.” It was his father who encouraged Max to keep playing basketball when stress fractures were curErick Nisich, Olivia Kistler, tailing his progress.“I had a couple points I thought Dos Pueblos wrestling Dos Pueblos water polo about hanging it up,” Heidegger said. “Before my The senior heavyweight pinned his The top-ranked DP girls brought the senior year in high school, I was disheartened, my SoCal Championships trophy back to the Oxnard Pacifica opponent in the decisive body aching. He told me,‘Stay, and you won’t regret 805 for the first time since 2011. Kistler, a final bout to send the Chargers into the it.’” senior, had three goals, four assists, and CIF finals. In the Channel League finals, Joe Pasternack gave Heidegger another push seven steals, and earned two exclusions in he won by pin over Ventura, helping the when he became UCSB’s head coach after last Chargers win their fourth straight wins over Corona del Mar and defending season. league title. champion Laguna Beach.

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“Leland is a double-double machine,” Heidegger said. “Gabe [Vincent, a senior guard] is our leader, a role model for me. I’m happy to have all those older guys on the team.” The Gauchos are in the thick of a highly competitive Big West race. Tonight (Thu., Feb. 8) they visit UC Davis (16-7, 7-2) in a showdown of first-place teams. Next Thursday, they play at Long Beach State, which is in striking distance. UCSB’s next home game is a rematch against Davis at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 17. TOUGH WOMEN: There was no safer place in town Mon-

day than the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s 32nd annual Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon. The featured speakers were three athletes who have become leaders in public safety: Santa Barbara Police Chief Lori Luhnow, UCSB Assistant Police Chief Cathy Farley, and Newport Beach fire engineer/medic Erin Alexander Brown. Their message to hundreds of female athletes in attendance was to carry their values — hard work, persistence, teamwork — into their professions. They also showed their smarts. Brown, who was a sharpshooter on UCSB’s women’s basketball team in the 1990s, said she was once asked by the mother of a firefighter who weighed over 300 pounds, “Would you be able to pull my son out of a burning building?” She responded,“I don’t think anybody could pull your son out of a burning building.” But she could pull together a rescue team. GALAXY COMING: Two former UCSB soccer stars — Chris Pontius and Ema Boateng — will return to Harder

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Classic California: The Los Olivos Wine Merchant Café If you are wandering Los Olivos searching for a place with a gentle, classy ambience serving fresh Californian cuisine, the Wine Merchant is the perfect spot. Owners Sam and Shawnda Marmorstein’s seasonal menu focuses on regional, organic produce, and they even planted their own organic farm in recent years. “It has always been about local wines and local foods,” said Sam. “With the farms we buy from and the produce we use, you can really taste the freshness. It is really nice and gives you a taste of what the Central Coast is about. It is cool — what we have picked that morning is often what we eat that night at the restaurant.” Sam recommends the spinach salad picked fresh from the café farm for lunch paired with the Storm sauvignon blanc, or the salmon salad with lentils and

fresh greens, also harvested from the farm, tossed with light mustard vinaigrette. He brings me grilled flatbread with tapenade, muffaletta, and hummus, all of which are crafted in-house and for sale at the restaurant — a delicious appetizer for only $10. The Wine Merchant is the ideal spot to fill your stomach before commencing a day of wine tasting. 2879 Grand Ave., 688-7265; winemerchantcafe.com

Sons of Saarloos: Waylan Wine Co. One of the newer tasting rooms in Los Olivos, Waylan Wine Co. is run by brothers Greg and Brad Saarloos, who grew up surrounded by the vines and wines that their well-known family has grown and made for years. After backpacking throughout France and getting more exposure to the world of wine, “we just fell in love with the industry,” said Brad. “We had an epiphany on the plane ride back, and we started writing a business plan literally on a Moleskine journal.” In 2015, they put that plan into action and opened Waylan Wine Co. — a combo of their middle names Wayne and Alan — this past November. Inside their sleek, mod- Brad Saarloos ern tasting room, Brad poured me a deliciously smooth mourvèdre from Curtis Vineyard. “This grape is generally not stand-alone, so it is our most unique wine because it is 100 percent mourvèdre,” said Brad proudly. The brothers also source fruit from the Happy Canyon, Los Olivos District, and Ballard Canyon appellations. Currently, they offer a tasting of six wines for $15, which may also include chenin blanc from Jurassic Park Vineyard, grenache from McGinley Vineyard, and a cab-syrah from multiple vineyards. Despite being merely four months old, Waylan Wine Co. is definitely a worthy addition to your list of wine tastings for the day.

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Erin and Andrew Scherer own The Doggy Door, one of the few eating establishments in a town brimming with wine tasting rooms. Inside of a water tower that they’ve transformed into a trendy food stand, the Scherers are paving their own path by tapping into the alternative business of artisan hot dogs. Although only open since April 2016, The Doggy Door is quickly becoming infamous for serving hot dogs “on steroids,” as one local put it. Erin brings out the “Classic” hot dog for me: a juicy, steaming hot dog underneath a pile of onions, tomatoes, cheddar, and pickles with Lay’s chips sprinkled on top. She also shares her personal favorite, the Pesto hot dog covered with Parmesan, arugula, and sour cream crunch chips, all drizzled with pesto aioli. Cue my stomach growling. We head to Community Craft, the wine and beer shop that they own behind the hot-dog stand, Andrew and Erin Scherer where you can order drinks to complement the beast of a hot dog. “We wanted to do something for when people are starting to get hungry after a day of drinking, but we wanted to make it more fun than just a normal hot dog,” said Andrew, who also currently offers a Reuben hot dog, with sauerkraut and Russian dressing, and the Nacho, with black beans, Sriracha aioli, queso, and crunchy tortilla chips. “Also, there is no other food option for under $10, and all of our hot dogs are only $7.” Erin and Andrew independently moved to Los Olivos some years back and fell in love with the small town — and then each other. “Actually, the table right behind you is where we first met,” said Erin with a

smile.“It used to be a brewery, and I came in right after the longest hike ever, looking awful, and Andrew said, ‘Hi, I just moved here. You hike?’” The local sitting at the bar next to me teases Andrew: “Great pickup line, man.” Andrew laughs and kisses Erin’s hand, replying, “Hey, it worked.” Indeed, it did: the hot dogs are the best I have ever tasted. Andrew suggests pairing the Reuben with a glass of Habit wine, or any of the hot dogs with their lighter beer on tap, the Silva Kolsch lager. Whatever you decide on, it’ll lead to more Los Olivos trips in the future.

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The 15:17 to Paris (94 mins., PG-13) Clint Eastwood directs this true story about three American friends — Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek Skarlatos — who helped subdue a terrorist who opened fire on a high-speed train heading from Amsterdam to Paris, injuring four people. Billed as a biographical thriller, the film is based on the book The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes and stars Stone, Sadler, and Skarlatos as themselves. Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

Black Panther (134 mins., PG-13) Chadwick Boseman stars as Black Panther in this highly anticipated Marvel movie. After fighting with other Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther (a k a T’Challa) returns to his kingdom of Wakanda only to battle two new enemies determined to destroy his homeland. Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, and Martin Freeman also star. Camino Real/Metro 4 (Opens Thu., Feb. 15)

Early Man (89 mins., PG) Aardman Animations, the makers of Wallace & Gromit, Flushed Away, and Chicken Run, present a stop-motion animated adventure comedy about folks living in the Stone Age who are kicked out of their home by an army from the Bronze Age. Vocal talents include Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Timothy Spall, and Maisie Williams. Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Feb. 15)

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 Peter Rabbit (93 mins., PG) Beatrix Potter’s beloved story about a rascally rabbit and a curmudgeon neighbor gets the big-screen treatment in this live-action/CGI adventure comedy. Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne,

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NOW SHOWING 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 — for his turn as British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. This biopic focuses on his early days as PM during World War II as Hitler’s army advances toward Great Britain. Fairview/Fiesta 5 (starts Sun., Feb. 11)

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Written for the screen and directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Black Mass), Hostiles paints a bleak and brutal — yet beautiful — impression of 19th-century Midwest America. Taking place in 1892, two years after the Wounded Knee Massacre, the story follows Captain Joseph J. Blocker (Christian Bale) and company as they travel under presidential order

to escort terminally ill Cheyenne Chief Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) and his family back to Montana in order for the chief to pass away on his own land. The story is bolstered by Studi’s (Dances with Wolves, Last of the Mohicans) reserved power and Bale’s (The Prestige, The Dark Knight) brutish passion, as well as compelling performances from Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Pride & Prejudice) and Rory Cochrane (Argo, Dazed and Confused). Hostiles offers an evocative look into the cyclical consequences of hatred, determining that violence only begets more violence and suggesting that through respect and understanding for the plights of others we will discover peace. (NS) Camino Real/ Metro 4 (starts Sun., Feb. 11)

O I, Tonya

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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

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Metro 4 (starts Sun., Feb. 11)

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

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan star in this comedy/action adventure in which teenagers find the long-lost people-eating game Jumanji and get gobbled up. They can only return home when they complete the game, which in this iteration means returning a gem called the Jaguar’s Eye to its rightful place and then saying “Jumanji.” Fiesta 5

O Lady Bird

(93 mins., R)

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/Metro 4 (starts Sun., Feb. 11)

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (142 mins., PG-13)

The third installment of this dystopian trilogy has Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) leading his crew of escaped Gladers on a deadly mission into the Last City, a maze controlled by the WCKD. Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Kaya Scodelario-Davis also star.

Camino Real/ Fiesta 5 (starts Sun., Feb. 11)

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

OThe Post

(115 mins., PG-13)

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

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Sunday, February 25 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

OThe Shape of Water

(123 mins., R)

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

OThree 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)

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Engrossing and eerie, the Spierig brothers’ Winchester brings the mystery of the haunted San Jose estate to the silver screen. The film follows charismatic Dr. Eric Price (Jason Clark, Zero Dark Thirty), hired in 1906 to psychologically evaluate the grief-and-guilt-ridden matriarch of the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), as the ghostly tales of the perpetually remodeled, seven-story mansion become all too real. Although it includes some true events, such as the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and its effects on the estate, the film invents the ghosts encountered and the character Dr. Price as a means to explore the urban legend claiming that the continuous work Sarah had done on the mansion until her death in 1922 was to appease the spirits of those killed by Winchester rifles. The movie was filmed on location in the maze-like Victorian mansion that boasts doors opening to brick walls and staircases leading to dead ends. This curiosity-capturing ghost story keeps growing, just like the mysterious house at the center of it all. (NS) Camino Real/Fiesta 5

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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): British athlete Liam Collins is an accomplished hurdler. In 2017, he won two medals at the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in South Korea. Collins is also a stunt performer and street performer who does shows in which he hurtles over barriers made of chainsaws and leaps blindfolded through flaming hoops. For the foreseeable future, you may have a dual capacity with some resemblances to his. You could reach a high point in expressing your skills in your chosen field, and also branch out into extraordinary or flamboyant variations on your specialty.

(June 21-July 22): While serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Don Karkos lost the sight in his right eye after being hit by shrapnel. Sixty-four years later, he regained his vision when he got butted in the head by a horse he was grooming. Based on the upcoming astrological omens, I’m wondering if you’ll soon experience a metaphorically comparable restoration. My analysis suggests that you’ll undergo a healing in which something you lost will return or be returned.

analysis of the imagery. The new data shows that the Earth is covered with 618 million more acres of croplands than had previously been thought. That’s 15 percent higher than earlier assessments! In the coming months, Libra, I’m predicting a comparable expansion in your awareness of how many resources you have available. I bet you will also discover that you’re more fertile than you have imagined.

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(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In 1939, Scorpio comic-book writer Bob Kane cocreated the fictional science-fiction superhero Batman. The “Caped Crusader” eventually went on to become an icon, appearing in blockbuster movies as well as TV shows and comic books. Kane said one of his inspirations for Batman was a flying machine envisioned by Leonard da Vinci in the early 16th century. The Italian artist and inventor drew an image of a winged glider that he proposed to build for a human being to wear. I bring this up, Scorpio, because I think you’re in a phase when you, like Kane, can draw inspiration from the past. Go scavenging through history for good ideas!

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): When he was 32, the man who would later be known as Dr. Seuss wrote his first kids’ book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. His efforts to find a readership went badly at first. Twentyseven publishers rejected his manuscript. On the verge of abandoning his quest, he ran into an old college classmate on the street. The friend, who had recently begun working at Vanguard Press, expressed interest in the book. Voilà! Mulberry Street got published. Dr. Seuss later said that if, on that lucky day, he had been strolling on the other side of the street, his career as an author of children’s books might never have happened. I’m telling you this tale, Taurus, because I suspect your chances at experiencing a comparable stroke of luck in the coming weeks will be extra high. Be alert!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A survey of British Christians found that most are loyal to just six of the Ten Commandments. While they still think it’s bad to, say, steal and kill and lie, they don’t regard it as a sin to revere idols, work on the Sabbath, worship other gods, or use the Lord’s name in a curse. In accordance with the astrological omens, I encourage you to be inspired by their rebellion. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to reevaluate your old traditions and belief systems, and then discard anything that no longer suits the new person you’ve become.

(July 23-Aug. 22): The candy cap mushroom, whose scientific name is Lactarius rubidus, is a burnt-orange color. It’s small to medium-sized and has a convex cap. But there its resemblance to other mushrooms ends. When dried out, it tastes and smells like maple syrup. You can grind it into a powder and use it to sweeten cakes and cookies and custards. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, this unusual member of the fungus family can serve as an apt metaphor for you right now. You, too, have access to a resource or influence that is deceptive, but in a good way: offering a charm and good flavor different from what its outer appearance might indicate.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A grandfather from New Jersey decided to check the pockets of an old shirt he didn’t wear very often. There Jimmie Smith found a lottery ticket he had stashed away months previously. When he realized it had a winning number, he cashed it in for $24.1 million — just two days before it was set to expire. I suspect there may be a comparable development in your near future, although the reward would be more modest. Is there any potential valuable that you have forgotten about or neglected? It’s not too late to claim it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The U.S. Geological Survey recently announced that it had come up with improved maps of the planet’s agricultural regions. Better satellite imagery helped, as did more thorough

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I was watching a four-player poker game on TV. The folksy commentator said that the assortment of cards belonging to the player named Mike was “like Anna Kournikova,” because “it looks great but it never wins.” He was referring to the fact that during her career as a professional tennis player, Anna Kournikova was feted for her physical beauty but never actually won a singles title. This remark happens to be a useful admonishment for you Sagittarians in the coming weeks. You should avoid relying on anything that looks good but never wins. Put your trust in influences that are a bit homely or unassuming but far more apt to contribute to your success.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A Chinese man named Wang Kaiyu bought two black-furred puppies from a stranger and took them home to his farm. As the months passed by,

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Wang noticed that his pets seemed unusually hungry and aggressive. They would sometimes eat his chickens. When they were 2 years old, he finally figured out that they weren’t dogs but rather Asian black bears. He turned them over to a local animal-rescue center. I bring this to your attention, Capricorn, because I suspect it may have a resemblance to your experience. A case of mistaken identity? A surprise revealed in the course of a ripening process? A misunderstanding about what you’re taking care of? Now is a good time to make adjustments and corrections.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Charles Nelson Reilly was a famous American actor, director, and drama teacher. He appeared in or directed numerous films, plays, and TV shows. But in the 1970s, when he was in his forties, he also spent quality time impersonating a banana in a series of commercials for Bic Banana Ink Crayons. So apparently he wasn’t overly attached to his dignity. Pride didn’t interfere with his ability to experiment. In his pursuit of creative expression, he valued the arts of playing and having fun. I encourage you to be inspired by his example during the coming weeks, Aquarius.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): According to ancient Greek writer Herodotus, Persians didn’t hesitate to deliberate about important matters while drunk. However, they wouldn’t finalize any intoxicated decision until they had a chance to reevaluate it while sober. The reverse was also true. Choices they made while sober had to be reassessed while they were under the influence of alcohol. I bring this to your attention not because I think you should adhere to similar guidelines in the coming weeks. I would never give you an oracle that required you to be buzzed. But I do think you’ll be wise to consider key decisions from not just a coolly rational mindset but also from a frisky, intuitive perspective. To arrive at a wise verdict, you need both. Homework: Describe how you plan to shake off some of your tame and overly civilized behavior. Testify at Freewillastrology.com.

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ADMINISTER OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Ann S. Black Case No.: 18PR00011 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Ann S. Black A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by:Erik D. Black and Stephen J. Black in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): Erik D. Black and Stephen J. Black 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 02/22/2018 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: Erik D. Black and Stephen J. Black 1114 State Street Suite 272 Santa Barbara CA 93101, (805) 957‑1922 Published Jan 25, Feb 8, 15, 2018. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: EUGENE HENRY ZANDONA NO: 18PR00019 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, 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

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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.

FBN ABANDONMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: FOX & GOSS at 2830 De La Vina Street #B Santa Barbara CA 93105. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Oct 16, 2014 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2014‑0002952. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Lauren Goss 136 East Mission Street Santa Barbara CA 93101; Ashley Fox 415 West Sola Street Santa Barbara CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 18, 2018. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Published. Feb 8, 15, 22, March 1 2018 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: SORAALASER at 485 Pine Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117. The original statement for use of this

Fictitious Business Name was filed Aug 3, 2016 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2016‑0002241. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: SORAA LASER DIODE, INC (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 26, 2018, I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. Published. Feb 8, 15, 22 and Mar 1, 2018.

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.

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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.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL MEETING February 20, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Goleta will conduct a public hearing on the following matter: Measure A Five Year Program of Projects The City Council will consider adoption of the City’s five-year program of projects to be funded by Measure A sales tax funds pursuant to Local Transportation Authority Ordinance No. 5, the Road Repair, Traffic Relief and Transportation Safety Measure (“Measure A”.) MEETING DATE/TIME:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 6:00 PM

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PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the meeting and to present written and/or oral comments. All letters should be addressed to Public Works Department, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. Letters must be received by Public Works Department on or before the date of the meeting or can be submitted at the meeting. DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The staff report may be obtained at the City of Goleta, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. The documents will be posted on the City’s web site at HYPERLINK "http://www.cityofgoleta.org" www.cityofgoleta.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional information is on file at Public Works Department, Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. Contact James Winslow, Senior Project Engineer at (805) 961-7577. Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements.

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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. 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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.

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: 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 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: PR CONSTRUCTION at 5569 Ekwill Street Santa Barbara CA 93111. This business is conducted by a Corporation PM & RC Builders, Inc. (same address) Signed: . 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: 2018‑0000228. Published. Feb 8, 15, 22, March 1 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.


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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: ALLSTYLES FURNITURE at Guadalupe CA 93434. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: David Gilbert Brewer 503 North College Drive Santa Maria CA 93454. 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 Mary Sola. FBN Number: 2018‑0000262. Published. Feb 8, 15, 22, March 1 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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:The Vintage Fox, Santa Barbara at 2830 De La Vina Street #B Santa Barbara CA 93105. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ashley Fox 415 West Sola Streeet Santa Barbara CA 93101. 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018‑0000208. Published. Feb 8, 15, 22, March 1 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: 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. 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. 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.

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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: 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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following STATEMENT 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: 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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SLD LASER at 485 Pine Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117; SORAA LASER DIODE, INC (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Soraa Laser Diode, INC. 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0000302. Published: Feb 8, 15, 22 and Mar 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.

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF GOLETA

Public Notice is hereby given pursuant to CA Government Code section 40804 requiring a summary of the City's financial report to be published in a newspaper of general circulation of the summary of financial transactions for the City of Goleta for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2017. Cities Financial Transactions Report Summary and Statistics Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017 SUMMARY

Governmental Funds

Revenues

$43,172,260

Expenditures

$31,417,307

Excess (Deficiency) of Revenues Over (Under) Expenditures

11,754,953

Change in Fund Balance/Net Position

11,754,953

Fund Balance/Net Position (Deficit), Beginning of Fiscal Year

$45,504,451

Fund Balance/Net Position (Deficit), End of Fiscal Year

$57,259,404

STATISTICS Current Transient Occupancy Tax Rate

12%

Effective Date of Current Transient Occupancy Tax Rate

01/01/2013

Appropriations Limit

$36,833,088

Total Annual Appropriations Subject to the Limit

$21,405,369

Questions regarding this summary of financial transactions may be directed to Luke Rioux, Finance Director for the City of Goleta, (805) 961-7500.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MONTECITO WEDDINGS at 3710 Amalfi Way #B, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Emma Recher (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: EMMA RECHER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 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: 2018‑0000224. Published: Feb 8,15,22. Mar 1, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MAMMOTH ROCK CAPITAL at 519 N. Quarantina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Matthew Hofmann (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: MATTHEW HOFMANN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 31, 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: 2018‑0000351. Published: Feb 8, 15, 22. Mar 1, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ORGANIC GREENS HEALING BOUTIQUE at 21 West Michelorena, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Elaine Falstrom, 49 Six Flags Circle, Buellton, CA 93427. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: ELAINE FALSTROM. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 31, 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: 2018‑0000360. Published: Feb 8, 15, 22. Mar 1, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FELIZ NOCHE, FELIZ NOCHE CELLARS at 473 Atterdag Road, Unit 103, Solvang, CA 93463; Feliz Noche Cellars, LLC 6903 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441. This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: FELIPE L. HERNANDEZ, managing member. 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: 2018‑0000219. Published: Feb 8, 15, 22. Mar 1, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ARTAMO at 3773 Greggory Way UNIT 1, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jack N. Mohr­(same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: JACK N. MOHR. 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 Tania Paredes. FBN Number: 2018‑0000294. Published: Feb 8, 15, 22. Mar 1, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROMO AND ASSOCIATES at 3663 San Remo #5G, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Benjaim Romo (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: BENJAMIN ROMO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 31, 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: 2018‑0000357. Published: Feb 8, 15, 22 and Mar 1, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: DUNGEON DARK GAMES, SANTA BARBARA ARCADE, WIZARD COIN‑OP at 182 Park Circle, Goleta, CA 93117; Andrew Reinhart (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: ANDREW REINHART. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Tania Parades‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2018‑0000405. Published: Feb 8, 15, 22 and Mar 1, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 ATM at 3463 State St. #312, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Rock Ranches, INC (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Anthony Rock. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 1,2018. 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: 2018‑0000377. Published: Feb 8, 15, 22 and Mar 1, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ONYX + REDWOOD at 5038 La Ramada Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Jessica Rachel Kuipers (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Jessica Rachel Kuipers. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 2, 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: 2018‑0000394. Published: Feb 8, 15, 22 and Mar 1, 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.

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 INDEPENDENT.COM

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