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With $1 million from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife Fisheries Restoration Grant Program, the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board will demolish a concrete-slab where Refugio Road crosses Quiota Creek in the Santa Ynez Valley and replace it with a bridge. The project returns the creekbed to its natural state, improving the migration of steelhead trout. Over the past decade, 7 of the 10 concrete crossings have been replaced in such fashion. The project is slated for this fall. Through 2018, Santa Barbara visitors who arrive on Amtrak can get discounts from participating hotels, attractions, tour guides, and recreation vendors. Take the Train, hosted by Santa Barbara Car Free — a Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District program — also offers 20 percent off Amtrak travel to or from Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, UCSB, Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Surf, Solvang, Santa Maria, and Buellton. For more information, visit santabarbaracarfree.org.

Emergency Officials Launch New Storm-Risk Map Terminology Updated with Three Levels of Evacuation Urgency by Keith Hamm n the catastrophic wake of the “1/9 Debris Flow”— as public-safety officials are now calling the January 9 natural disaster in Montecito — the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has launched a new interactive map designed to provide residents countywide with more precise evacuation information should another significant rainstorm bear down this season or beyond. Based on debris-flow analysis of the January disaster — which killed 21 people, with two others still unaccounted for — future evacuation advisories and orders will be rolled out according to where particular homes or businesses are located within or adjacent to major Montecito watersheds, essentially all properties in the vicinities of Montecito, San Ysidro, and Romero creeks and their tributaries. “We now need the public to go to this map,” urged OEM Director Rob Lewin, speaking at a press conference last week at Montecito Fire Protection District headquarters. “We need to prepare for future storms. Let us not be fooled that the mountains have been flushed of debris.” Accessible at readysbc.org readysbc.org, the Debris Flow Risk Areas map is designed to show the possible reach of flooding and debris flows in the event of a storm producing more than half an inch of rain per hour. Delineated in red, properties within the footprint of the 1/9 Debris Flow are considered to be at “extreme risk” to suffer the same destruction should another big storm strike. Properties outside the footprint, in yellow, are likely to be surrounded by destruction — including impassable roads — and cut off from utilities; these

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public-safety officials will first call a “preevacuation advisory,” meaning that residents should prepare to leave and pay close attention to weather reports and emergency updates. The next level is a “recommended evacuation warning,” he said, representing high risk for loss of life and property. The third and final level is a “mandatory evacuation order,” meaning there’s an extreme risk for loss of life and property. “If you stay, it’s at your own peril,” Brown added. Brown noted that none of the new terminology uses the word “voluntary” because during the December and January evacuation events related to the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris flow, respectively, people tended to focus more on the word “voluntary” than “evacuation.” Also on hand, Montecito Fire Division Chief Kevin Taylor spelled out the sequence of events should a potentially destructive storm appear in the forecast. Seventy-two hours ahead of the storm, he said, public-safety officials will issue the pre-evacuation advisory. At the 48-hour mark, Sheriff Brown will issue the evacuation warning as first responders pre-stage in strategic locations. When the storm is 12 hours away, the mandatory evacuation order will become effective. In the final two hours before the storm hits, some surface streets will be closed and staging areas will be manned. At that point, said Captain Cindy Pontes with the California Highway Patrol, northbound Highway 101 will be shut down at Highway 150 and southbound lanes will be closed at Milpas Street. “The number one thing people can do,” stressed Taylor, is register for Aware and Prepare alerts at readysbc.org. readysbc.org n

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About 40 growers have reported estimates totaling $20 million in crop and structure losses from the Thomas Fire and the 1/9 Debris Flow, according to the Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner. Avocados were hit hardest, as well as cut flowers, cherimoyas, and row crops. Assistant Commissioner Rudy Martel noted farmers were additionally impacted by lost sales and cleanup efforts. County supervisors finalized a one to 6 percent tax on cannabis businesses for the June ballot. Should a simple majority of voters approve, the tax could bring Santa Barbara County as much as $25 million annually. The first $1.75 million collected would fund “enforcement, investigation and civil or criminal prosecution activities related to unpermitted and unlicensed cannabis operations,” according to the ballot. Remaining funds would go to the Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney, Public Defender, Behavioral Wellness, Public Health, Planning & Development, and Agricultural Commissioner. Approving a $20 million bid, Caltrans has selected Sylmar-based Security Paving Company to rebuild the Highway 192 bridges over Montecito and Romero creeks and in Toro Canyon, all severely damaged by the 1/9 Debris Flow. These bridges will likely be closed for several months, except for emergency and utility vehicles. Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol advise motorists passing through to use Highway 101 and not take Montecito surface streets.

SPORTS A popular flag-football program for elementary school children will be able to play its spring season at La Colina Junior High. Friday Night Lights Commissioner Ted Pallad said Santa Barbara Unified School District reversed its earlier decision to deny the league’s use of the fields where it has played the past two years. The season opens March 22, with the limit of 300 players already signed up.

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fter many months of high-octane stage whispering, the Santa Barbara Police Department just announced its intentions to embed medical professionals into its two-person restorative-policing squad, which is assigned to connect the chronically homeless with services, shelter, and, if possible, their families. The proposal — unveiled last week by Anthony Wagner, the department’s community engagement officer and Chief Lori Luhnow’s advisor — is to secure one doctor and two nurses for the program. The focus is to direct psychiatric medications and other medical assistance to people on the street who generate multiple calls for service. Nearly half the 5,134 calls for service the department received last year about transient issues, Wagner said, were generated by just 25 individuals. Those top 25 — known as “frequent flyers” and “Million Dollar Murrays” — cost the department $551,000 in staff time, Wagner said, assuming it takes two officers about 45 minutes to handle such calls. “Our top 25 is the Fire Department’s top 25, and it’s probably the top 25 for Cottage Hospital and its emergency room, too,” he added. Wagner said the strain such individuals place on emergency rooms can be intense. Some are so encrusted in their own excrement, he said, that it takes two nurses to get them clean and medically screened for treatment. By embedding medical professionals who can write prescriptions for psychiatric medications as well as other drugs, Wagner said the hope is to stabilize individuals who are otherwise too volatile to seek help. The new approach, he said, would not only get people the help they need but reduce time spent by city police and firefighters responding to calls for service. The details of this plan are still evolving, Wagner stressed. But roughly, the whole

package would cost in the ballpark of $400,000 a year. Part of that includes the cost of securing 12 recuperation beds at the PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) shelter. “It’s an idea. It’s a concept,” he said. “It has to be tested and evaluated. But we think with the right molecules of the right medications at the right titration to the right individuals, the pharmacology can help stabilize people who need help.” And it’s not just city cops who are pushing this plan. Fire Chief Pat McElroy helped enlist Police Chief Luhnow. McElroy said that every time an ambulance is dispatched by AMR, firefighters are on the scene. “What if we could treat those people right where they are?” he asked. “Sometimes you can’t, but a lot of the time you can. That saves the cost of AMR to the ER; that also means when you call because you’re having a heart attack, you don’t have to wait as long.” The base cost for an ambulance ride is $1,500. With any intervention — an IV or pain medication, for example — it’s $2,300. That doesn’t count the $49-per-mile travel fee. Initially, Luhnow and McElroy were hoping Cottage would cover the cost of a six-month pilot program, about $187,000. At the time, Cottage had just concluded a major grants initiative, donating a total of $1 million to nine community organizations to underwrite innovative new mental- health initiatives. In this context, the city’s pitch was too late and too big. Since then, Cottage administrators have met one more time with the two chiefs and Doctors Without Walls. Another meeting is scheduled for next week. At this point, Wagner said he’s hoping only to secure an endorsement from Cottage administrators. That, he said, would help greatly in any fundraising effort.

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or the past year, the empty downtown Macy’s building has hovered over State Street like a 138,000-square-foot question mark. Last week, the owners of the Paseo Nuevo mall answered that question, announcing they had purchased that property for an undisclosed sum. “We just took possession, and we’re looking it over for potential uses,” said leasing agent Mary Lynn Harms-Romo. To that end, her company — Pacific Retail Capital — has been conducting a public survey. “People want more restaurants and entertainment,” she said. “Cannabis was pitched, but this remains a family shopping mall.” Many commercial-retail insiders believe a replacement department store is highly unlikely and expect Pacific Retail — in partnership with J.P. Morgan — to carve the space into restaurants, pop-up shops, and smaller retailers, with perhaps a new movie theater upstairs. Talk of converting the space to housing — especially intense during last fall’s City Council election campaign — is

not likely to translate into immediate action given the planning hurdles involved. While the retail health of State Street has been the subject of much civic anguish, Harms-Romo said Paseo Nuevo has only two vacant spaces. Elsewhere on State Street, the high-profile Saks Off Fifth — slated to go dark this year — just got a one-year extension following the sale of the property to Michael Rosenfeld, developer of the upscale Hotel Californian. From the 300 to 1300 blocks of State Street, 21 retail spaces are listed, though not all are vacant, according to a quarterly market report by Hayes Commercial. The number is 35 when the Funk Zone, waterfront, and downtown side streets are included. Facing competition from online shopping, highend retailers are no longer flocking to town, Hayes reported, though rents — frequently blamed for driving merchants out of town — are starting to drop, reportedly by 12 percent over the past two years. —Nick Welsh

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he U.S. Drought Monitor upgraded the severity of Santa Barbara’s status last week from moderate to severe, thus designating Santa Barbara County as one of the driest three statewide. This week’s mild rain is unlikely to change this status. Also listed as extreme are Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The good news, according Santa Barbara city water czar Joshua Haggmark, is that the situation can get direr still. “At least we’re not in the ‘exceptional’ category,” he said. So far during this water year, which began on September 1, 2017, slightly more than four inches have fallen at Gibraltar Reservoir, about 17 percent of normal. In Ventura County, Haggmark pointed out, only one and a half inches have fallen. Southern California is recording yet another one of its hottest, driest winters ever. Snowpack in the Sierras is at historic lows. Last year’s abundant snows, however,

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have left reservoirs throughout Northern California replenished, and Haggmark is hoping the State Water Project will deliver as much as 35 percent of the region’s water entitlements. “It’s like there’s an inverted hurricane stalled right on top of us, just sucking everything up,” said Haggmark. Lake Cachuma — the main water supply for South Coast water agencies — is 39 percent full on paper, but that number significantly overstates the amount of water available for human consumption. Alluding to the devastation triggered by the intense rains of January 9, Haggmark expressed trepidation about what to wish for. “Do we pray for rain?” he asked. “I’m afraid to pray for rain.” In the meantime, Haggmark said he’ll be looking for water to buy from rice farmers north of the Bay Area Delta region. City water users are now using 32 percent less than they were before —Nick Welsh the drought.

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rocks, wood, and metal. In addition, the county has been dredging out mud clogging the Salt Marsh Reserve and dumping it at Carpinteria Beach. Twice-weekly samples taken by county Environmental Health Services at both locations have shown high levels of fecal bacteria, but those tests do not identify whether the bacteria comes from humans as opposed to, say, horses, dogs, or birds. Human material is most likely to cause a public-health risk. The high bacterial levels at Goleta Beach are “definitely associated with the mud,” Holden said, adding, “We may not ever know the exact source.” The county’s emergency permit for the dumping operations at Goleta and Carpinteria beaches expires on February 20. Holden said she will continue bacterial DNA testing at Goleta Beach through February 28, provided funding is available. —Melinda Burns

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arly last year, advocates expressed optimism when plans surfaced to transform the abandoned juvenile hall into a 15-bed mental-health facility. But the remodel is now on hold after an architectural firm determined the old detention facility is not ideal for housing those struggling with mental illnesses. Located at 4500 Hollister Avenue, the property is made up of three wings of cells connected by larger rooms, a court building, and a pool. Decades ago, the concreteblock building used to be where authorities housed children whose only crime was running away from home. “It’s a very nice piece of property,” said Dr. Alice Gleghorn, head of the county’s Behavior Wellness department. “But structurally, it’s rows of cell blocks.” It does not offer the kind of comfortable, homelike environment needed for treatment facilities, she said. “We are trying to step back and see if there is somewhere we can create this.”

The remodel was expected to cost $2.5 million, with another $2.3 million for ongoing operational costs annually. The money would have come from the $10 million in funds that Santa Barbara County receives annually from the state’s 2011 realignment initiative, which unclogged state prisons by sending prisoners to county jails. A separate part of the remodel project —expected to cost $1.5 million—for a probation resource and report center is still moving forward. That piece is “still very exciting and much needed,” County Supervisor Janet Wolf said, adding that they are now considering other sites but declining to reveal their locations. Suzanne Riordan, an advocate with Families ACT!, said she was never too keen on converting the old juvey in the first place. But “it certainly would be better than not having a [Mental Health Rehabilitation Center],” she said. “We want treatment beds, not cells.” —Kelsey Brugger


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ifty-four sex offenders live within two miles of the Santa Barbara Independent’s Figueroa Street offices. Their mugshots, height, weight, ethnicity, eye color, home addresses, criminal charges, and date they were released from jail are listed on the Megan’s Law website. That is about to change. California lawmakers voted last year to reduce the length of time required for sex-offender registration. This means a sizeable number of Santa Barbara County registrants will no longer be tracked or publicly identified. “It’s like putting a GPS on every shark in the ocean because one might attack a swimmer,” said Laura Arnold, a deputy public Acting Deputy Chief of Probation Kimberly Shean defender in Riverside and expert on sex offender registration laws. could petition the courts to remove their “Does it make the public safer? Probably names from the registry. The California not,” said Arnold, who was in Santa Barbara Department of Justice did not return inquithis week for a law seminar. ries about county-specific data by deadline. Kim Shean, acting deputy probation The new state law mandates sex offenders to be distinguished by the severity of chief, said there is a perception that sex their crime. Tier 1 crimes require 10-year offenders should be kept out of communiregistration for misdemeanants and felons ties. “But they are already back in the comwho commit nonviolent crimes (or five munity,” she said. In Santa Barbara County, 168 sex offendyears for minors). Tier 2 crimes require 20-year registration for serious or violent ers — all but one are men — are currently felons. Tier 3 crimes require lifetime regis- under supervision by the Probation Department. One probation officer supervises tration for repeat offenders. Before lawmakers passed Senate Bill 384, about 50 sex offenders at one time. ProbaCalifornia was one of the only states that did tion usually spans from 18 months to three not distinguish registered sex offenders by years, Shean said. The probationers are subtype of crime. The new law goes into effect ject to lie-detector tests and group therapy. in 2021. Debate among criminal justice Offenders might be prohibited from accessexperts persists about how useful a registry ing the internet. In other cases, probation officers scour their personal computers for is in the first place. The debate is no surprise. Arnold argued illicit photographs. In the past three years, the state spends exorbitant resources every Shean said, the department has seen a conyear monitoring sex offenders even though siderable uptick in child pornography cases, they only make up a tiny fraction of those particularly in South County. who have committed a dangerous crime Child pornography has not become more and are likely to reoffend. Santa Barbara popular. Rather, the DA’s Office has ramped District Attorney Joyce Dudley, however, up its investigations, Dudley said. She believes it helps detectives track down fel- believes there exists a correlation between ons. While she supported the law to tier child pornography and molestation. types of offenses, Dudley argued that getAdam Pearlman was a prosecutor in the ting rid of the registry altogether would be 1990s and now is a criminal-defense attora threat to victims and public safety. She ney representing people convicted of all recalled one case where investigators used types of sex crimes. He said people charged a photograph on the registry to track down with child pornography tend to be antisoa man who had committed three heinous cial and secluded in their homes. “You could rapes. “Otherwise, they would have started download child porn in a matter of 10 minwith every male in Santa Barbara County,” utes,” he said. she said. Beginning in 2021, the sex offender regAccording to the Megan’s Law website, istry will be more refined. But the question nearly 500 registered sex offenders live in remains: Can serious sex offenders be rehaSanta Barbara County. Across the county bilitated? “It’s going to be a lifetime battle,” criminal justice system, no one was able to Shean said, likening it to other addictions. provide an estimate on the number who n

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MONTECITO DEBRIS FLOW

Before and After:

Mapping the Montecito Disaster Why Did Highway 192 Separate Mandatory and Voluntary Evacuation Zones?

by Tyler Hayden n the days leading up to the January 9 storm, Santa Barbara County officials wrestled mightily with how best to protect the residents of Montecito from the predicted flooding and debris flows that threatened the community: Should they simply warn citizens of the danger? Should they evacuate all 30,000 residents? Or should they attempt to clear out the most at-risk neighborhoods at the base of the fire-scarred mountains and put everyone else on high alert? As the forecasts grew more threatening, county emergency managers decided to draw a hard line at Highway 192, ordering everyone north of it to evacuate and advising everyone south to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. Montecito Nineteen people south of the line died when the explosive downpour pounded the denuded hillsides and sent fastmoving battering rams of boulders and mud exploding through their homes. Montecito has five creek channels running north to south. Though no one had predicted the intensity of the storm, all agreed that the greatest danger on January 9 would be from gravity-powered, flood-fed debris Alluvial Fan Hazard Polygon Descripion flows coming WERT down those Santa Advisory Polygons S1 (S: Santa Barbara County) and V1 (V:Ventura County) channels. Yet the mandaBarbara 1.The Advisory Polygons in this preliminary dataset indicate where alluvial fan hazards, including avulsions and flowpath uncertainty from debris flows are possible. tory evacuation orders 2.These are areas where the county/local agency should consider the potential for debris flow impacts to Values at Risk due to the192 lack of flowpath predictability in the event were drawn along the of an avulsion. lines of Highway 192, 3.Debris basin location and capacity upstream of these alluvial fan landforms was not verified with the county prior to the development of these advisory areas. a main road that runs 4.In some areas, there is a general lack of elevation data, such as high quality lidar, that would assist in delineating the advisory areas. The advisory areas are based on the available elevation east to west bestalong a models available to the WERT. or months to complete. topographically irrele“But we said, hey, we’ve 5.These areas are based on rapid evaluation and are subject to revisions and additions based on field observations and additional data and evaluation provided to the vant area in Montecito. got to get this informaIncreasingly, residents tion to the county to Fire Perimeter USGSwhy Segment are questioning this Debris Flow Prediction protect lives,” Nielson 15min, 24mmh Building Footprints decision was made and said. County officials also 0-20% how evacuation decisions initiated the study. Low lying areas potential channel floodingsay andthey debris deposition will be made in the20-40% future. The pink-colored swatch Advisory Polygons 40-60% At a community forum last in the map above represents 60-80% # General Observations of potential hazard where floodwater and debris might Thursday, February 8, some in 80-100% ! Preliminary Values at Risk exit creek channels and spread across attendance raised the issue. “Whoever was in charge of this was probably a good perthe region’s alluvial fan, Nielson explained. son, but good people fuck up,” said audience member From east to west, much of the danger zone’s southern Dave Mackenzie. “I want to know who was in charge of this, edge traces just below Highway 192. Near San Ysidro Road, and I hope we get some answers, because people were not it starts to bleed half a mile or so south of the evacuation boundary. The areas traced in thick magenta lines show looking at this properly.” Sheriff Bill Brown, whose department is ultimately low-lying areas where scientists believed the flows could responsible for drawing and enforcing evacuation bound- head toward and pool. Post-disaster surveys reveal these aries, has struggled from the day of the tragedy to com- areas were indeed inundated with water, mud, and boulders. municate the rationale behind the Highway 192 border. According to the map, 14 of the 23 victims of the 1/9 He’s repeatedly stated that inquiries over the issue are a Debris Flow, as the disaster has now been officially named, disservice to first responders. This week, county officials lived in neighborhoods designated at-risk by the WERT finally released the map they relied upon for their decision, hydrologists and geologists. Their homes were located both but even this map tells mixed stories. within the general alluvial-fan hazard region highlighted in State scientists with the Thomas Fire WERT (California pink, as well as within the especially dangerous low-lying Watershed Emergency Response Team) supplied the dam- areas outlined in magenta. age forecast map to local authorities on the afternoon of SunNielson emphasized that the map provided debris-flow day, January 7, just a few hours before the final mandatory predictions for a one-inch-per-hour rain event, not for the and voluntary orders were issued, 30 hours before the rain. storm that dumped nearly four inches of rain above MonteWERT spokesperson Len Nielson said the team had recog- cito, including the 0.54 inches that blasted loose soil in five nized the impending danger and rushed to put together a minutes. “If we knew we were going to get four inches, [the best-guess prediction for where flooding and debris-flow map] would have been totally different,” he said. “In a onehazards could concentrate in a storm that delivered up to inch storm, we thought the people below the [pink] polygon one inch of rain per hour. 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IN THE LINE OF FIRE AND MUD: County emergency managers used this hazard forecast map created by state scientists, as well as other data and information, to draw Montecito’s mandatory/voluntary evacuation boundary along Highway 192. The pink swatch represents where floodwater and debris flows might exit creek channels and spread across the region’s alluvial fan in a one-inch-per-hour storm. Areas traced in magenta show low-lying areas where flows could head toward and pool. Fourteen victims who lived south ofThomas Highway 192 andWERT received voluntary evacuation warnings were in areas CACDF 000921 designatedJanuary at high risk by the scientists, 12 of them in this small area alone. 7, 2018

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While the National Weather Service had earlier in the week predicted a one-inch storm with moderate certainty, by Monday afternoon, January 8, its forecast was upgraded with increased confidence to two to four inches of rain in the coastal areas and four to seven inches in the mountains. During the gatherings last Thursday, February 8, Brown justified the Highway 192 line by citing a USGS map published January 5. “One thing that hasn’t gotten out in the media and hasn’t resonated with the community is that we received maps from the U.S. Geological Survey that showed where the estimated destruction would be from a major storm,” he said to television cameras and an audience of 200300 that packed the Montecito Union School auditorium. “And the estimated destruction of the storm was above East Valley Road. In fact, it was above East Mountain Drive. It was toward the base of the mountains and parts of the community just in that area.” Brown stated that the county’s evacuation system, which grids communities into easily identifiable rectangles that can be emptied safely within two hours, was developed after the Jesusita Fire and is meant to be used in any emergency situation, not just fire events. “That grid system was overlaid on top of the map where the destruction was predicted,” he said, and Highway 192 was selected as the demarcation because it was the only clear arterial through town. Miles

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NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D Brown, however, was mistaken in his interpretation of the USGS map he cited. Also, it was actually the WERT map that was used. The USGS survey of federal land within the Thomas Fire burn scar was “designed to assess the potential for debris flow in the locations where debris flows initiate (i.e., where they form and get larger),” USGS research scientist Dennis Staley clarified Monday. “We do not assess potential damage, runout paths, and/or the area that would be inundated during a debris-flow event once the flow exits the mountains.” Staley said Brown would be getting a letter from his agency’s managers asking that he “stop misrepresenting our science.” Undersheriff Bernard Melekian spoke for the Sheriff ’s Office during the county’s evacuation boundary deliberations. He stressed that the WERT map was only one of innumerable planning documents and factors that went into the Highway 192 decision, though it was “probably the most definitive map product we had on January 7.” Great care and thought went into the decision, Melekian said, with all options thoroughly scrutinized. Emergency managers knew there needed to be some kind of evacuation, he said — the danger of not having one was simply too great. They considered clearing out the entire community, but worried about the “crying wolf ” effect if the storm never materialized. “We do this and nothing happens, we are going to lose credibility for next time,” he explained. Authorities also discussed creating mandatory evacuation zones around creeks, but ultimately decided they were too under the gun. “We could do it, but to do it exactly would take a very long time,” Melekian said. “We couldn’t do it in a few days in any meaningful way.” The county is now in the process of drawing those lines. Melekian also emphasized how the county had never before evacuated residents ahead of a flood. He talked about how emergency managers — navigating uncharted territory and already overworked after the Thomas Fire — performed to the best of their abilities with all the information at their disposal, including the WERT map. “That map was a statement of possibility, not a statement of fact,” he said, and the Highway 192 demarcation that came from it was the clearest, safest way for the Sheriff ’s Office to communicate different levels of danger to the public. Ultimately, Melekian said, “The storm that was forecast, and the storm that we prepared for, was not the storm that we got.” Seven thousand people received mandatory orders; 23,000 received voluntary warnings. Brown described the changes his department is making in how and where it communicates debris-flow evacuations. (A full explanation of the changes is on page 9.) He addressed lingering concerns over confusion in the language that warned —Undersheriff Bernard Melekian Montecito residents in the voluntary evacuation zone. “For some, the focus was on the ‘voluntary’ rather than the word ‘evacuation,’ ” Brown said. “The reality is some people misinterpreted that and believed there was a measure of safety there that there really wasn’t.” The warnings issued by the county’s Office of Emergency Management to residents in the voluntary zone read: “People in these areas should stay alert to changing conditions and be prepared to leave immediately. If the situation worsens or you feel threatened, leave immediately or take protective actions.” Brown’s words stung Lalo Barajas, owner of Rose Café on the Mesa, who had lived with his longtime partner Peter Fleurat, a nurse and caregiver, on Hot Springs Road, in the voluntary zone. They didn’t misinterpret anything, Barajas said. As instructed by a mandatory order from the county, the couple had evacuated during the fire, and they received the warning to remain vigilant during the January 9 storm. Both lived through the 1995 flood and so thought they knew the danger. They packed their cars with cherished possessions — mostly paintings — and parked them outside their gate facing the road, ready to flee at any moment. Barajas went to sleep that night, but Fleurat, 73, stayed up to monitor Montecito Creek just a couple hundred feet from their home. “He spent all night vigilantly watching,” Barajas said. “When it got bad enough, we were going to leave.” By the time the couple received cell phone alerts that disaster was imminent, it was too late. Their bedroom wall “blew open,” and they were dragged into the mud. Fleurat’s body was found half a mile south, near four others, at the corner of Hot Springs and Olive Mill roads. Barajas said had they had been ordered to evacuate, they would have. He said the county’s explanations for the Highway 192 boundary is just “backtracking,” and he called Brown’s statements salt in the wound. “It wasn’t comforting,” he said. “I’ve heard from people over and over again that the lines didn’t make sense.” Barajas lost almost everything in the storm, but somehow, several possessions landed undamaged downstream — four unbroken bottles of wine, a stack of tablecloths he’d bought in Chiapas, Mexico, blossomed plants, and Fleurat’s original passport. When he went back to their property, he found their two kayaks had hardly moved at all. “I can’t figure it out,” he said.

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Oil’s Well That Ends Well

DOMINATE THIS: Presidents’ Day may

be one of the more dubious excuses to “celebrate” thus far concocted by the Hallmark card company, but the fact remains that it is right around the corner. Typically, I hate stories tied to anniversary news hooks, but this year I think we need to acknowledge another date — January 28. That happens to be the anniversary of Santa Barbara’s late, great oil spill of 1969. It is of legitimate interest now, largely because of who is in the White House and his erstwhile Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, who happens to be a peripatetic, pseudo-resident of Santa Barbara. On January 4 of this year, these two unveiled grand plans to achieve what they’ve dubbed global “energy dominance.” The center-piece of this scheme is to open up every square inch of offshore federal land — otherwise known as “the coast”— to new oil leasing. That includes the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Throw in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, and you get the picture. And, of course, it includes the Santa Barbara Channel. For those just tuning in, the federal government puts together new leasing plans for offshore oil every five years. And every five years since 1984, Santa Barbara has been excluded. This has not been an oversight. Every single omission has been an act of political intention, a late payment on the oil spill.

As changes in policy go, it’s a very Big Deal. Let’s go back to January 28, 1969, for a second. That’s when the waters off the Carpinteria coast exploded around Union Oil’s now notorious Platform A. Crude oil blasted forth at a rate of 1,000 gallons per hour for more than a month. A 35-mile stretch from Rincon to Goleta was covered in what the L.A. Times described as “a chocolate mousse mat a foot thick.” Today, a disaster of this magnitude might last a few rotations in the spin cycle that passes for news. Back then, it shocked the world. In the context of Trump, Zinke, and their collective jihad against environmental regulation, it needs to be remembered that Santa Barbara’s oil spill was emphatically not a failure of old, outmoded technology. It was, instead, a premeditated failure to enforce regulations that were on the books at the time. To get to the oil, Union had to drill about a mile under the ocean’s surface. Federal rules required protective casings be installed into the boreholes they drilled. The surrounding shale soil was — and remains — notoriously soft and crumbly. For whatever reason, Union execs got a federal waiver from the existing rules, allowing them to install significantly weaker casing. Maybe someone had dreams of global energy dominance. Turns out there is good reason for those regulations.

Richard Nixon had just been sworn in as president when the blowout occurred. History may have revealed Nixon to be a

paranoid anti-Semite and unindicted war criminal, but he was also an opportunistic genius. The oil spill gave rise to an eruption

of new, groundbreaking environmental law, and Nixon had the good sense to embrace it. Because of Nixon, we now have the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Environmental Policy Act, which legally sanctified the public environmental review process. Trump and Zinke, also opportunistic but much less brilliant, want to turn the clock back on that process as well as environmental protection. Even though California has around 900 miles of coastline, Zinke and Trump scheduled just one public hearing on the proposed lease sales. They held it last week in Sacramento, a town conspicuous for its total absence of coast. Even so, about 800 activists from around the state, many from Santa Barbara, showed up to say no way. It was not a hearing in any recognizable sense of the word. It was held inside a library. There was a long line outside; people were admitted inside in dribs and drabs and greeted by well-mannered federal bureaucrats stationed at “listening” tables. There would be no thundering oration from the podium to a packed house. Instead,

professional listeners helped members of the public deposit their comments into some vast email void. At last count, about 65,000 comments had been submitted. In the real world, the state lease sales appear DOA. The State Lands Commission and Coastal Commission have already put the oil industry on notice that they will not approve any infrastructure needed to transport oil from federal waters onto shore for transport and processing. Santa Barbara’s one-two punch in Sacramento — Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember Monique Limón — have introduced bills that would have the same effect. It’s worth noting, however, that the only place along the entire Pacific Coast the oil industry has expressed interest in leasing is the Santa Barbara Channel. Nixon is famous because he resigned from office rather than face impeachment. He asked the CIA to squelch an FBI investigation into the hush money Nixon’s election committee had paid the goons who got caught breaking into the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate complex. It remains to be seen if Trump faces impeachment proceedings for his own efforts at thwarting federal investigations. Trump has argued he can’t have obstructed justice; as president, he is justice. Happy Presidents’ Day. Happy Oil Spill.    

—  Nick Welsh

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John J. (Jack) Harvey, a Montecito resident since 1986, passed away at Serenity House on January 17th with his wife and children by his side. Jack was the epitome of the American Dream. Through honest hard work, determination, and the willingness to take a risk, Jack became a successful businessman and was recognized as one of the top 10 executives of mid-sized Corporations in America. Jack was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 16th, 1931 to John Earl and Dolores (Lori) Harvey. After serving in the Naval Air Reserves during the Korean War (the photo shown was used for recruitment), Jack graduated from Lake Forest College with a dual degree in Economics and History, with a minor in Archeology (elected to MENSA). He later received an MBA from Northwestern University. After a short career as a stockbroker, Jack moved to the Silicon Valley in 1960 and became involved in the nascent semiconductor industry. In 1965 he became Chairman of Microscience Corporation, which was involved in reducing the size of electronic components in consumer devices. Jack’s biggest regret was refusing to invest in a company started by two young inventors, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, because he didn’t like the name of their company, “Apple.” Jack became one of California’s preeminent investment bankers and turned around several well-known companies, including Dutch Boy Paint and Baltimore Paint and Chemical. Jack then started his own company, Artra Corporation, which was traded on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1979 Jack was invited to the White House and honored by President Jimmy Carter as one of America’s leading corporate executives. After retiring to Montecito with his wife, Phyllis, he found time to enjoy golf, (often winning trophies for the “Longest

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com Drive”), bridge, poker, and support local charities, including Cornerstone, an organization for disabled children. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Phyllis; four daughters, Lori Harvey (grandchildren Christopher & Trevor), Julie Valeriote (husband Chris, and grandchildren Matthew, Jonathon, Dominic & Christina), Katie Clapp (husband Jim, grandchildren Jamie & Nicholas) and Kim Harvey; and his stepchildren Stephanie Umstead (husband Ed, grandchild Sydney) and Stephen Young. Jack will be deeply missed and dearly remembered by his friends and family. A celebration of his life will be held at a future date.

Roger Clark Bradley 10/19/46-12/14/17

Roger Clark Bradley, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2017. He succumbed to brain cancer, at Serenity House Hospice in Santa Barbara. He was 71. Roger Bradley, a third generation Californian, was born on October 19, 1946 and grew up in San Jose. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, class of 1964. He went on to attend The University of California at Santa Barbara, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Music. Roger lived and worked in Santa Barbara for over 50 years, by which he established a large community of friends and students. He was an accomplished concert pianist, a published composer, a piano teacher, and a dynamic individual. Roger composed and published classical music, and taught piano privately since

1972. He loved teaching and was an inspiring, patient, and encouraging teacher to generations of students. Roger played several combined recitals and solo concerts at Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. He loved to play and listen to Brahms, Mozart, Chopin, and Bach. Even so, he was known to play and sing to Pink Floyd with friends on rare occasions. Roger’s musical legacy includes his 24 Preludes, chamber music, music for films, and original music to accompany the poems of Byron, Shelly, Rossetti, Whitman and Poe. A particular favorite of Roger’s own compositions included his Cello Sonata. Roger gave a premier performance of this at the Lobero Theatre with The Music Academy of the West alumnus and preeminent cellist Misha Bodnar. Later in Madison, Wisconsin, a good live recording was made of the same performance in a concert venue. Subsequently, this recording was submitted and awarded Roger a prestigious Fulbright Grant to work and travel in India, but he declined the grant for personal reasons. Roger valued classical music as well as the Arts and science. He greatly enjoyed the Theater, especially Shakespeare. Roger was an avid reader and was in a book club; his own library included an eclectic variety of books. He wrote poetry and lyrics. He even proposed complex philosophical essays on energy and life, which were based on mathematics, chemistry, physics, and cosmology. And whether it was over music, art, philosophy, poetry, or politics, Roger always relished a good conversation. Roger was fit, active, and high-spirited with an absolute love of life. He loved his home in the Santa Barbara Mountains with its great view of the coast. He got up before dawn to compose or to study his science. He loved the beach, sunshine, a soft breeze, and a leisurely trip down Highway 1. He loved tennis, jogging, and walks. He savored walking through Shoreline Park while on his lunch breaks from teaching. During the holidays, he mercilessly trounced his family at cards and Yahtzee games, with a gleam in his eye. Roger considered himself a free spirit and an “old hippie,” and invariably took pride in his ponytail. He carried a pocket watch without a chain. He could be defiant and stubborn, but everyone appreciated his terrific sense of

humor. Roger was most often considered to be a kind and reliable friend. He was supportive of his friends, other musicians, dancers, writers, and artists. And yet, with himself Roger was a taskmaster and a perfectionist. He regretted leaving some of his musical recordings unpolished, although they are all certainly beautiful as they are. Roger is predeceased by his parents. His father, Clark L. Bradley, was a lawyer in San Jose, served as Mayor of San Jose for 2 years, and served in the CA Legislature for 22 years. Roger’s mother, Carol M. Bradley, was a homemaker and a community volunteer in San Jose. Later, she lived in Santa Barbara. She played the organ and the piano. The youngest of four siblings, Roger is also predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Lynn and Norma Bradley of Sunnyvale, CA. Roger is survived by his sister Sherill Hellman and brother-in-law Carl Hellman of Palo Alto, CA, and his sister Maureen Jones, of San Jose. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Sherilyn and Mark Koss, Erik Hellman, Glenn Jones, Kristina and Ted Wolcott, Diana Hellman, and Carolyn and Matt Shields. Roger is also survived by his eight grandnieces and grandnephews. In addition to his blood-relatives, Roger also leaves behind a family of beloved friends and students throughout Santa Barbara and California. He will be greatly missed by everyone. A celebration of Roger’s life is scheduled for March 2018 (see neptunesociety.com/obituaries for more information).

Dr. Timothy Hillebrand 1943-2017

Dr. Timothy Hillebrand, a lifelong adventurist and seeker of knowledge, died May 30, 2017, in his home in Moscow, Idaho, at the age of 74. Tim was a ninth-generation Californian. He went through school in Santa Barbara, from nursery school in Montecito to earning his Ph.D. at IJCSB.

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Re called himself "a real local yokel," though he eventually left Southern California to live in Moscow, Idaho, with his wife and youngest son, Matthew. Over the course of his life, Tim was an anthropologist, an archaeologist, a college instructor, a travel agent, and a small-business owner. He was the director of the Santa Barbara Historical Society, taught at Occidental College in Los Angeles, became the V.P. of a film company, founded Unitrex, and retired at 45. He enjoyed his work and his adventures, but above all, Tim loved his family. Tim took the road less traveled—or never traveled before. He sought out what was hidden and he worked to discover what others would miss. He traveled to over 100 countries seeking adventure - from the jungles of the Amazon to the rolling plains of the Palouse in his backyard. He enjoyed sharing his life and knowledge through his writing and storytelling. He was prolific and was a master linguist. He even wrote books for his grandchildren. He brought much imagination, creativity, fun and adventure to his family and to the world. Though he treasured the past, as evidenced by his accomplished archaeological career, he was also a pioneer of the future. Tim was plugged in to the Internet in its infancy, before the PC existed. He owned the first T1-99 computer and always sought out the latest in technology – even pushing the industry by evaluating the latest gadgets and publishing reviews on them. While his legacies are vast, he would most want to be remembered for his creativity of mind, his sense of humor and his love of family. He is survived by his children, Erika Hillebrand, Timothy Hillebrand, Shawna Saperstein, and Matthew Hillebrand; nine grandchildren; his brothers, Terrell Hillebrand and Loren (wife Clarke) Hillebrand and their children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Romans, his son Scott, and his daughter-in-law, Susan.

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John Garrett McManigal, Sr. 1953-2018

BELOVED husband, brother, friend and father of six sons. John was born October 26th, 1953 in Long Island, New York to Robert Dallas Thompson McManigal and Jane Dens. Raised in Westfield, New Jersey, John enjoyed playing in father son tennis tournaments and rooting for the New York Yankees. John captained both the boy’s tennis team at Westfield High School and the men’s tennis team at Bucknell University. He was elected president of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and graduated in 1976 with degrees in mechanical engineering and economics. After college, John was hired by IBM out of Buffalo, New York where he ultimately worked for 18 years with stints in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Long Beach, Connecticut, and Santa Barbara. In 1979, while at an IBM training class, he met his future wife Holliday Montgomery. Holliday was taken by his keen sense of humor, quick wit, and infectious smile. After dating from opposite coasts for six months, John proposed to Holliday at the Biltmore in Montecito, just one mile away from where they would eventually settle and raise their six sons together. They married on April 26th, 1980 in Newport Beach, California at the Harbor Pavilion. John lived an idyllic and heavenly family life. He adored his close relationship with his neighbors, the Grokenberger family, who added to the fun family dynamic with seven kids of their own. As a happy and proud father, he always made his sons’ water polo, tennis, and baseball games despite his extensive travel schedule. An active man, he enjoyed his running route along Butterfly and East Beach and competing in men’s interclub matches at Knowlwood Tennis Club. John enjoyed international travel including golf outings to Scotland and Ireland with his father, father-in-law, friends, and sons. His favorite 18

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adventure came in the summer of 2007 where he traveled throughout Switzerland. He also enjoyed trips to Israel, Turkey, Croatia, and Hungary. His favorite activity however was skiing with his six sons in Sun Valley, Idaho. John’s home away from home was Sun Valley, Idaho. In his perfect day, he’d start with a Starbucks tall black coffee, leaving himself enough time to return home to read his Bible and watch the sunrise over Baldy Mountain. He loved skiing first tracks on the mountain with his sons. He’d then finish the day off with long lunches at Roundhouse Lodge enjoying food, drinks, and laughter with family and friends. A devout Christian, he was a long time member at El Montecito Presbyterian Church where he served in multiple positions of leadership. A tender memorial tribute was given to John on January 20th at First Presbyterian. His sister Elizabeth, best friend and fraternity brother Pat Loftus, and six sons spoke to an overflowing church sanctuary. John McManigal Sr. is survived by his wife Holliday McManigal, six sons John (Kendyll), Michael (Courtney), Ryan, Tyler (Mackenzie), Connor, and William, six grandchildren, and brothers Robert (Cynthia) and Jeffrey (Kimberely), sister Elizabeth (Gregory). He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. We love you John.

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the lives all who knew him. He is survived by his beloved wife Ann, loving daughter Julie, four wonderful grandchildren Jordan, Keylin, Avelynn, Bryndan, and all the friends who will miss him dearly. We know that Danny is now in the best hands, but he will live forever in our hearts. A memorial service for Danny will be held on February 24, 2018 at 10:00 A.M., at San Roque Catholic Church, 325 Argonne Circle, Santa Barbara CA.

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Robin S. Gauss

On Feb. 17, 2017 Robin S. Gauss passed away. Not long after, an obituary was published in this paper in his name. That obituary contained misspellings, inaccurate historical accounts, and distasteful financial solicitations. It was neither written by nor approved by any member of the Gauss family. The Gauss family is not affiliated in any way with that obituary, the donations, or the church memorial service, which was held in contradiction to Robin’s final wishes, which stated, “It is to be a home funeral only, to be administered by my offspring.” His family publishes this statement now to correct the record. Robin S. Gauss was a Great Man and we miss him every single day. He frequently cited Ecclesiastes 12:13-14.

Behjat Ziaee-Yahyavi 1922-2018

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On January 5, 2018, Daniel Russell Melville departed from the earthly, to enjoy eternal life and take refuge in the hands of the Lord. He was born in Salinas California but when he was 3 months old his family moved to Santa Barbara, where he lived for the rest of his life. Danny's creativity knew no bounds -- from making childhood kites for himself and his friends to building and landscape design later on. He left an indelible legacy in

Haley; and great-grandchildren, Amelie and Oliver. The Yahyavi family will be honoring her life on Friday, February 16th, from 5 PM to 8 PM at 1624 La Coronilla Drive, in Santa Barbara. Friends and relatives are welcome to join the family in celebrating Behjat’s life.

“Those who live with love, live forever.” –Rumi Behjat Ziaee-Yahyavi passed away on February 8th, 2018, at home and in peace alongside her family. Behjat, a Santa Barbara resident since the 80’s, moved here from Iran to live close to her children. She lived to be 96 years old. She was a loving and generous woman, and left behind her four beloved children: Abdul (Homa), Ali, Farzi and Russ; their spouses, Margie, Samira, David and Patti; grandchildren Nima, Elika, Mani, Dominique, Andre, Tyler, Parisa, Leah and

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Mark “Hoss” Amans, a Santa Barbara resident and friend to many in our community for over 25 years, passed away on December 7, 2017 at the age of 73. Born and raised in the state of Washington, Hoss was the son of George, a Washington State Patrol officer, Alice, a homemaker, and brother to two sisters. As a teenager, Hoss became an expert driver under his father’s careful tutelage, inciting in him what would be a lifelong love and appreciation for the perfectly conducted behind-the-wheel experience. While a talented athlete with high aspirations, Hoss ultimately gave up his big-league dreams in pursuit of his true calling--rock ‘n’ roll--when he joined the Northwest group, The Viceroys, as what was then called a “band boy” in 1963. Over the twenty years that followed, Hoss went on to pioneer the role of the modern road manager, working in that capacity with some of the biggest bands of the time, including Paul Revere & the Raiders, Cat Stevens, The Who, and many others. More than just a chief logistician, bodyguard, emcee, and “gear-slinger” for these acts, Hoss was also respected for his innate abilities as an unofficial producer and sound engineer. Despite never learning how to strum more than a few notes on a bass, Hoss had a gift for powerful music arrangements and a great understanding for composition - friends from the time attest to many groups having written songs under his vigilant guidance, with his “unique way of seeing the shape of a tune from start to

finish...[yielding] extremely high quality results”. Hoss garnered great respect in the industry for his exceptional work ethic, professionalism, ingenuity, and vivacious charisma. He went on to write of many of his experiences from this time of life in his book, Where The Action Was: On the Inside of the Evolution of Rock ’n’ Roll, which demonstrates his gifts as a master storyteller and made him the subject of numerous interviews on local and LA-area radio. After deciding to leave the music business in the early 1980s, Hoss moved to California and proceeded to work by turns as a security guard, property manager, and, primarily, a professional driver for many Santa Barbara and Montecito families, which he did for the remainder of his life with much aplomb. With no children of his own and an eternally youthful spirit and curious mind, Hoss delighted in making life great fun for the children of his friends and clients, all of whom respected and adored him for his uncompromising dedication to high standards, mischievous sense of humor, masterful storytelling, and creative playfulness. He had a wonderful way of making a lasting impact on all who met him, no matter their age or stage of life; he even had a gift with animals, always becoming chummy with every dog he ever met, and befriending wildlife on more than one occasion. In the last few years of his life, Hoss dealt with intermittent health issues, but his spirit never truly waned. While he is a man of myriad legacies, many of us will remember Hoss as being a generous, proud, gregarious man, who cut a largerthan-life, magnetic figure in the lives and hearts of those who knew him. He is already deeply missed, and forever loved and admired. Hoss is preceded in death by his parents, George and Alice Amans, and his sister, Sherry. He is survived by his sister, Jill. An informal gathering to celebrate Hoss’s life will be held on Sunday, February 25th, from 2:00pm-5:00pm, at 3245 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93109. All of those who wish to celebrate Hoss and his life are welcome to attend.


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Trudi Mazzetti passed away in her sleep early in the morning of Wednesday, January 31, 2018, in Santa Barbara. She was born Gertrude Schneider on a dairy farm near Modesto, California, on March 22, 1917, the second daughter of Matthias and Anna Schneider. Her parents had come to America from a small village in the former Austro Hungarian Empire. Trudi had three sisters, Louise, Christl, and Roberta, and one brother, Henry. (Another brother, Frances, died in infancy.) The farm, only 30 acres, sustained the family through the Depression and promoted ingenuity in making do with bare necessities. Trudi and her sibling helped in the fields, drove hay wagons and helped serve meals at communal crop gathering times. In a two-room Mountain View country grammar school Trudi’s began her lifelong love of art. Next was attendance at Turlock high school. Known then by the nickname “Gertie”, she thoroughly enjoyed her studies, served as art editor of the school annual, held various offices and graduated with honors. She was admitted to California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, then won a four-year scholarship to Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. At Art Center, Trudi met her future husband, Louis Mazzetti, who was studying Industrial Design. They married in 1940. The design courses got Louis a job at Lockheed in Seattle. After 18 months in Washington State, the couple moved to Glendale, then to Santa Barbara. Trudi produced book illustrations, did fashion design, mural painting, posters and decorating projects. The Mazzetti’s lived in a small house near Oak Park, then moved to a Louis-designed contemporary house in Mission Canyon. There she started working in pottery, produced paintings, collages and monoprints.

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com Trudi chaired committees and assisted at the “Yes Store”. She was an active member of St. Barbara Parish and notably cofounded the Old Mission Art Festival (I Madonnari), held every July 4th. The family grew to four boys. Trudi was active in school affairs and cub scouts. She also found time to contribute to the Santa Barbara art scene. Trudi and Louis greatly enjoyed world travel and took inspiration from foreign sights and experiences. After Louis passed away in 2001, Trudi moved to the senior living community Maravilla. There she continued her social, artistic and intellectual interests for 15 enjoyable years. Trudi is survived by her brother Henry Schneider, son Mark and his companion Judy Minium, son Paul, son Alan and wife Mindy, son Michael and wife Elizabeth. Trudi Mazzetti truly lived a full life. She was a very talented and prolific artist. She had a wonderful family and many good friends. She was a generous and grateful member of the community. Trudi left an enduring impression of her bright spirit in her beautiful artwork. A memorial gathering date will be announced. Donations in her memory may be made to: Direct Relief International, 27 South Patera Lane, Goleta, CA 93117 Catholic Charities, 609 East Haley, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Betty Elenore Angelo 1917-2018

Betty Elenore Angelo passed away January 22, 2018 at the age of one hundred. She was born in Swansea, Wales in 1917 to Albert and Nora Cox. She immigrated to Royal Oak, MI in 1958. During most of her career, she was an executive secretary to the chief engineer at Ford Tractor Division, Troy, Michigan. She married Louis J. Angelo in Southfield, Michigan in 1978 but was widowed eight years later. She moved to Santa

Barbara, California in 1986 to be near her son and daughter in law Barry and Donna Williams. She met Jim Nolan in Santa Barbara who was her companion for many years. After his death, Jim’s son Jim Nolan Jr. watched over her until the end of her life. Betty retained a fine mind and continued walking until a stroke this January. She was extremely lucky and enjoyed all games of chance. She was full of life until the end and will be greatly missed. Internment will be at Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum, Southfield, Michigan. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Barry and Donna Williams, of Santa Barbara, two grandsons David Williams, of Camarillo, CA, Eric Williams and his wife Laura of Santa Rosa, CA, and two great-grandchildren Lena and Samuel Williams of Santa Rosa, CA. A memorial ceremony will be held at the Goleta Welch-Ryce-Haider chapel 450 Ward Drive, Santa Barbara, on Saturday, February 24 at 11am.

secret dream was to be a long haul big rig driver. Dogs were Hilton's constant companions, and he had a special affinity for retrievers. Had he not been a nurseryman, he could have had a career as a "dog whisperer." In his many travels, he looked forward to what was over the next horizon. A loving, loyal, mischievously humorous uncle, cousin, friend, and employer, Hilton's memory will forever be our treasure. In keeping with Hilton's wishes, a graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 15th, 11:30am at Santa Barbara Cemetery. A Celebration of Life luncheon will follow at La Cumbre Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hilton's memory to the charity of your choice.

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Hilton Masami Sumida passed away peacefully but unexpectedly in his sleep of a heart attack on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Born on March 23, 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, Hilton was predeceased by his parents, Harold Mutsugi and Ethel Ayako Sumida, and sister Karen Leiko Weber. He is survived by nephew Travis Sumida Weber (Amy), their children Nicole, Madison, and Tyler; cousins Taniguchi (Bob), Arelene Itou, Alice Yokoro, and Ruth Sakata. Hilton majored in ornamental horticulture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and proudly served in the Army Reserve. The nursery business was in his blood from the time he was a young boy when his parents opened the first La Sumida Nursery on State Street. However, he had many facets to his personality. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed golf and water skiing. He loved all things mechanical, and his

Beloved friend, wife, mother, and “grams” Joellen “Jill” Anderson Wendte passed peacefully on Friday January 5, 2018 at 6:15 PM in Montecito, California. Born in San Diego, California on January 26, 1924 to Albert John and Josephine (née Bower) Anderson, Jill’s early years were spent surrounded by horses, sheep, cats, and dogs on a family ranch in Alpine, California. A love of animal companions would be a constant throughout her life. Some of her favorite childhood memories were train trips to Tijuana with her adored father to watch horse races and the time she spent horseback riding. Jill graduated from the prestigious Westlake School for Girls (now known as Harvard-Westlake School) in Los Angeles before attending USC and Stanford. In the midst of the Second World War, Jill was working as a model in New York City when she met Army Air Corps Captain Howard “Randy” Randlett Morse, Jr., of West Hartford, Connecticut. The two were married on October 7, 1944 at the historic Saint

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Thomas Church on 53rd Street and 5th Avenue in New York City. This union produced Jill’s son, Randy, and her first daughter, Danyel. They made their home in Los Angeles. Jill married her second husband, Hal Osbborn, on July 15, 1955 and out of this marriage would come her third child, Debbi. On October 31, 1976, Jill married the love of her life, Earl Wendte. The two lived in Santa Barbara, California, where Jill could be close to her family and many friends. She had an incredible ability to quickly turn a stranger into a friend. Jill enjoyed travel, whether it was a drive up to the “lake” or heading out on one of her many sea cruises. Jill had a personal mantra: “Lucky to be me.” She would frequently play her luck in gambling of all sorts. Jill held shares in race horses and, well into her later years, she would put money on weekly football games with just about anyone who would take the bet. She was also one to buck the odds and beat the spread. In May 1997, Jill was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. To the astonishment of many in the medical community, she not only lived another twenty years but did so without chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Always up for life, on her eightieth birthday Jill bungee jumped off the top of the tower at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. To commemorate the experience, Jill had “business” cards made with the moniker “Bungy Jill” and was consistently thrilled to share the YouTube video of the “jump.” Until her last days, Jill remained quick with a laugh, sharp in wit, and full of acceptance. Jill is survived by her son William “Randy” Randlett Morse of South Lake Tahoe, CA, daughters Danyel Morse Dean and her husband Peter Castellanos of Santa Barbara, and Debbi (née Osbborn) Pearson of Santa Barbara; grandchildren Jordan benShea of Santa Barbara and Adam benShea and his wife Lisa Hill benShea of Santa Barbara. In addition to her husband Earl, Jill was predeceased by her brother William “Bill” Bower Anderson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VIN Foundation (vinfoundation.org/give/) as a means to honor Jill’s lifelong affection for her many pets.

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meeting with fellow parents concerned about the misogynistic death threats posted online by a group of male students. The collective worry was not only for female students’ safety but also the belief that the district had failed to effectively communicate and respond to the incident. The main issue that brought me to the meeting was the proposed remedy for increasing student safety: placing an armed officer on the campus of San Marcos High School. Reacting to the threat, most parents present supported an armed school resource officer (SRO) on campus; they were perhaps unaware of the research that shows campus police do not increase student safety. I was unsurprised to see that those parents were majority white or folks who could pass as white. It was also unsurprising that the only parents in the room against the idea were parents of color. Police violence, especially shootings, against people of color that make headlines and populate social media should make it unnecessary to explain why opinions about police and safety tend to be divided along color lines. One officer spoke to the parents for several minutes to familiarize them with his job as an SRO. At the end, I raised my hand to ask: “Can you please describe your training in implicit bias?” He answered with details of his credentials, none of which included bias training. I clarified: “I’m interested in knowing about your training specifically around implicit bias.” His response: “I am unfamiliar with what that is.” Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent Cary Matsuoka immediately rose from his seat and declared his support for implicit bias training. He detailed his own experience with the training, saying it had opened his eyes to the fact that we all have biases based on beliefs reinforced by our culture, including completely subconscious racial beliefs. Matsuoka acknowledged the research that showed teachers have unrecognized biases against students of color that affect students’ performance and academic outcomes. He explained that teachers and administrators within the district are receiving the training. I praised those efforts and specified that my concern was about the implicit biases of the adults on campus carrying guns. This concern stems from a large body of research utilizing “shoot or don’t shoot” simulations, which show that officers are significantly more likely to shoot a black male holding a wallet or a cell phone than a white male holding a gun.

The officer tried to ease parents’ fears about over-policing, but the problem of implicit racial bias is actually out of his hands. Biases are subconscious, and because we live in a white-dominated culture, even officers of color have them. Even with bias training, it is difficult to see the impact of our own racial biases on our behavior. Children of color are disproportionately affected by this lack of awareness. Whether it’s the decision to shoot or not shoot, the decision to notice a transgression or let it slide, or the decision about punitive measures after an offense, people of color get the short end of the stick. Implicit bias creeps in when authorities evaluate and punish their behavior, a systemic problem

We all have biases based on beliefs reinforced by our culture, including completely subconscious racial beliefs. often referred to as the school-to-prison pipeline. As these instances accumulate, the result is the accurate belief that in the presence of police, people of color are less safe than white people. Knowing this and still placing untrained police officers with guns on school campuses would be another slap in the face to our students of color — a dangerous one. I learned from the superintendent firsthand that he believes in the need for implicit bias training for adults in charge of our kids. Together we heard a campus officer tell an audience full of parents, including parents of color, that he had never even heard of the concept. This is a problem. I am against placing armed officers at schools because there is no evidence that they increase campus safety and too much evidence of the potential for harm. Should they be assigned to a campus, however, it is essential that they first be required to engage in rigorous implicit bias training. They must be trained to understand and counterbalance subconscious biases that may cause their behavior to accidentally but detrimentally impact students of color. Given the passion, dedication, and love I saw from all parents at that meeting, I doubt any would disagree with me on the urgency and reasonableness of this request, no matter the race of their children. Carrie Hutchinson is a member of Showing Up for Racial Justice, Santa Barbara.

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sla Vista gets off on glorifying sex. In my three years living here, I have been catcalled, groped, and grabbed by men in the herds that roam I.V.’s streets on Friday nights, seen many high fives over someone’s wasted one-night stand, and heard plenty of conversations that begin, “Bro, you score last night?” This widespread glorification renders the dangerous assumption that everyone wants to sleep with everyone, which leads to a spectrum of gruesome consequences — one that I have slipped on myself. After a night of partying, a UCSB student wakes up in her own bed, sandwiched between her two best friends — a typical arrangement on weekend mornings in I.V. This morning, her body pulsates with pain, but she writes it off as hangover aches. Together, she and her friends (both male and female) laugh over stories and photos from their previous night’s excursion through the streets of I.V. The slideshow on her friend’s phone is interrupted by a text message from his neighbor: “That was the hottest girl I’ve ever had sex with,” the text reads. “I did whatever I wanted to her.” I was that girl. Immediately disgusted, confused, and no longer laughing, I flipped through my memory files, unable to recall any note that signaled a hookup. “I had sex with him?” I asked,

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horrified. But my friends roared and applauded. Don’t let it go to your head, they joked, assuming my reaction to the text would be an ego boost. Nobody else seemed alarmed, so I wasn’t either. Little by little, my disgust turned to guilt. I was ashamed of feeling ashamed. I sealed my emotions in a box and buried it inside myself. This “incident” became just another typical Isla Vista story. A violation became a glorification and then a congratulation. That box sits heavy in my stomach, though. I still get nauseous. “Permission for sex is expected, and thus it doesn’t have to be requested,” Dylan Biel, a UCSB grad, once told me. This assumption is the blood of Isla Vista nightlife, pumping through the community. But it is poison. It rebrands us, batters us, and then it silences us. My story is not unique. It is simply an individual manifestation of a blanketed stigma that stings the community — I’ve just happened to taste its venom.

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This is Isla Vista. This is “hookup culture.” In 2016, the university’s Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) office provided services to 190 sexual assault survivors, according to the program’s acting director, Briana Conway. Though survivor shaming is still a force in I.V., said Midory Ibanez of UCSB’s Take Back the Night (an anti-sexual-assault organization), university and campus organizations have been successful at heightening awareness and broadening the boundaries of what is publicly considered assault. This helps to validate the experiences of many survivors and — in part — accounts for the increase in documented assaults reported to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Office, which nearly doubled from 2015 to 2016. However, these advocacy efforts are muffled by I.V.’s distorted definition of sexual assault, one that allows residents to distance themselves from the severity of the issue. “The kids are brainwashed to think sexual assault is hip and cool,” described one I.V. resident. He said some fraternities chant, “No means yes. Yes means anal.” UCSB students’ phones

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constantly light up with notifications of sexual assaults in Isla Vista, which seems to desensitize our community to the issue. Biel, graduated student, also observed blurred lines of I.V. sexual culture as a catalyst for assault in I.V. “Some guys can’t differentiate when a girl wants to be chased and when one doesn’t,” he said. That aggressive persistence, he believes, is emphasized by a “she doesn’t want it now but she may later” mentality. Dwayne Mosbey, former UCSB public safety commissioner, said men feel entitled to sex if they’ve “spent all night talking to a girl at a party. People don’t even think to ask, ‘Are you okay with this?’ because of all the ‘signals.’” The only “blurred lines” I see are those between hookup culture and rape culture. Laura Harrison, who was sexually assaulted in I.V., finds these excuses perpetuate the culture of assault. “For women, perhaps it’s about the chase,” she said, but “for men it’s about the kill.” Harrison describes herself as neither a victim nor a survivor because of the stigmas of shame and weakness attached to these terms. One I.V. resident realized the harsh reality of this culture at her “firstever college party” as a freshman at UCSB. After a couple of minutes of dancing with a guy, he stuck his hand down her pants and started fingering her. “I asked him to stop, and he wouldn’t, so I left the party,” she said. “I assumed it was just what usually happens at I.V. parties. I thought it was normal.”

Standing Up Is Hard to Do? Conversations about how to confront and combat sexual assaults are being held across the nation, especially on college campuses. One program that has found some traction is bystander intervention, which requires creating a community of shared responsibility. At UCSB, this campus-wide effort is called Green Dot. But many I.V. residents think it will be a tough sell. It seems far more common for people to uphold this violent culture than to encourage its destruction. At the core of sexual assault and its stigmas are deep-seated and pernicious power dynamics — an issue all genders must make their own. However, although — no, because — in my own activism I notice that heterosexual men are typically

I publicize my embarrassing and ‘ uncomfortable experience (very hesitantly so) because these issues desperately need to come out of the shadows.

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far outnumbered by other demographics, I strongly encourage this group to join the conversation. “Women should stand up for women, and men should stand up for women,” Harrison believes, but finds they seldom do. She recalled a performance at a Coffee Collab open-mic night where one comic joked about “how girls who are really unattractive can wear whatever they want because nobody will rape them.” When Harrison confronted him later, another man in the audience applauded her for speaking out. But Harrison was more disappointed by this than pleased. “You’re not even half a man for not standing up to him yourself,” she told him. Many said bystander intervention can be viewed contemptuously in Isla Vista, intimidating those who might otherwise speak out. “I’m guilty of not speaking up when I hear my guy friends say distasteful things,” said UCSB student Harlan Langlois. “I might simply not want to kill the vibe.” Rose Houska, UCSB resident advisor, recounted a conversation she overheard at UCSB’s De la Guerra dining commons. “Four male strangers were talking about spring break. His buddies asked one guy if he got any action, and he said, ‘I bought this girl a drink, but we just made out … honestly I should’ve just roofied her.’” Houska immediately started yelling at him, but worried that her “public humiliation” of the male student did not “hit home as hard” as if one of his male friends had condemned him. Biel worried that groupthink dynamics bar college-age men from breaking social stigmas, even when the encouragement comes from other

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’m the only woman in my house who hasn’t been raped while living in Santa Barbara. Let me guess. You think I’m in college. That’s because when a rape is reported and manages to garner media attention, we’re fed the same oversimplification nearly every time. This single narrative heinously trades the victim’s innocence for the perpetrator’s blame, uses youth to trivialize the stakes, and blurs the circumstances into a cliché: The girl drank too much; the boy didn’t know better; the administration looked the other way. It’s discouraging how hard rape awareness movements have fought to earn a fraction of the acknowledgement they deserve on college campuses. But I’m here to say this is not a college-only issue. When I say I’m the only woman in my house who hasn’t been raped, I’m not writing from a dorm, and the rapes didn’t happen on a college campus. These rapes happened to working women living in downtown Santa Barbara. The cliché collapses. We can’t falsely point to perverse justifications like alcohol, recklessness, or ignorance to explain away these crimes. We’re forced to confront rape’s full, horrific meaning, an acknowledgement that every victim deserves and so few receive. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center reports that one woman in five will be raped at some point in her life. That statistic is disturbing, and yet one I almost find preferable. From my perspective, I’m looking at two in three odds. Current circumstances aside, I know my fear is justified. I will give you one experience of mine, which is by no means unique, as proof. I was walking home from work near the busy downtown intersection of Carrillo and Chapala. It was 5:08 p.m. and sunny. If you were driving by and looked at the right moment, you might have seen it happen. A man was walking toward me. He had a sly smile on his face and was saying something that I couldn’t quite make out. As we passed one another, he reached out and grabbed my pubic bone where my underwear met my jeans. Speechless, I simply veered out of his grasp and kept walking without a word. The experience began and ended in a merciful few seconds. Merciful, and yet the burn of his unwanted touch is more memorable to me than what I wore yesterday or what I did last weekend. The knowledge of utter vulnerability doesn’t leave you once it wakes. It’s something you cannot separate from yourself. We unwittingly become desensitized to unwanted grabs, fondles, and touches in certain contexts: nighttime, at the bar, when dancing at a club. What shook me is that I perceived daylight to mean safety, a time when my guard could be lowered a tad. I was wrong. The truth is, there are a million terrible things we think will never happen to us. It might be a good thing overall; it keeps us functional. But I know it might very well be me next. I’m speaking up from a place

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collegiate administrations that meet cries for help with deaf ears. Women aren’t the only victims of rape; the experiences of men, children, and transgender people are even more eclipsed. This is not one age bracket or gender’s burden to bear, and it is happening right here, right now in our small, idyllic town. And yet we find ourselves, in this moment, on a precipice. I’m more optimistic now than I’ve ever been. Of course, there’s the rise of the #MeToo movement, but I have someone much more personal to thank. Of the roommates I mentioned, one of them reported her rape. She was hesitant at first. She didn’t want to have to see his face — she didn’t know what he looked like. The plea of a friend changed her mind in the end. She told her that by reporting her rape and going to trial, she could save someone else. Another girl like her. One rape kit, a police report, and four years of court proceedings resulted in a guilty verdict and a 12-year prison sentence. That is a gross oversimplification, of course. It does not include the contracted candida, subsequent medical bills, the immeasurable anxiety and emotional toll of fighting for her story for so long, or the sheer patience this whole process required. After all that, she faced a courtroom that was fed a defense that she wanted this all along. Nevertheless, she persisted, and she won. While the justice system could certainly be more just, we must also have more faith in our voices. We must have the selflessness and tenacity to stand up for our truth even if it almost doesn’t seem worth it. We must be willing to endure scrutiny and judgment to earn resilience and peace. Then we can know we’ll be taken seriously because we’ve taken our experiences seriously too.

Christina Lavingia is a content marketing manager in Santa Barbara. She graduated from UCSB in 2013 with a degree in comparative politics and English.

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< CONTINUED FROM P. 26 men. He recalled his male friends once “brutally and disgustingly objectifying” a female friend, “comparing her to an animal.” Biel objected, and his friends not only dismissed his point but also began to distance themselves from him. “It’s one thing to change one person’s mind, but it makes it way more difficult when it’s groupthink,” he said.

Stamping Out Tolerance For a while, I gave myself to the rhetoric of sexual assault that lingers around Isla Vista, allowing this violent culture to exist. She chose to drink; if she doesn’t remember what happened, we can’t trust her; she was irresponsible and thus equally at fault; she was asking for it; she just wants attention; worse things have happened to other people; that’s not rape; it was just a typical college experience. I allowed these stigmas to govern me — I refused to see my experience as one that fell anywhere on the spectrum of sexual violence. I spoke about it to nobody. I discredited my own emotions and became disgusted by my own body. I punished myself for everything — I slut-shamed myself. “A lot of women have unfortunately built up a tolerance to it,” said Houska. “If we got caught up on every incident, or everything we heard related to sexual assault and under the umbrella of rape culture, it would be impossible to live,” she said. It was not until I began conducting interviews for this article, one I originally thought would be a dispassionate anthropological investigation into the rise of sexual assaults in Isla Vista, that my understanding of my own experience began to shift. I realized that I, too, had built up this “tolerance.” In doing so, I was letting the stigmatized undertones of Isla Vista flourish. While I am still unsure of what to make of my experience and do not personally care to label it rape, I do see

it as a gruesome product of the dangerous mentalities for which we are all culpable. I am far less concerned with classifying my experience than I am with fighting for every person to feel comfortable in their skin and safe in their communities. I publicize my embarrassing and uncomfortable experience (very hesitantly so) because these issues desperately need to come out of the shadows. I love Isla Vista — these two square miles of quirkiness, sunshine, and energy. However, I think it is time that the community faces its role in propagating sexual assault. Rape happens everywhere — it is not isolated to I.V. But in a place so packed with college kids, we need to be especially conscious of the conversations we’re having. This crime is as much public as it is personal. I challenge our community to shift its dialogue about sexual assault — I have found that it is easier for people to dissect and criticize an individual’s personal experience than it is to challenge the doctrines at work beneath all of our feet. My stumble into the underbelly of Isla Vista has generated my understanding that perhaps the spectrum of sexual assault does not abruptly end at physical violence but rather tapers into the mangled manifestations of hookup culture. While they do not themselves constitute assault, these mentalities lay a foundation on which hookup culture becomes rape culture, a foundation on which perpetrators feel entitled to stand. While this does not absolve assaulters of their blame, we are all liable for perpetuating their actions, and we must all assume responsibility for combatting them. I want to dig up these foundations and take a bat to their beams. I want to kick the floor out from under sexual assault.

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2/15: Bill Burr Comedian Bill Burr — who has appeared in Breaking Bad and Daddy’s Home, hosts The Monday Morning Podcast, and stars in the Netflix animated series F Is for Family — will bring his self-described uninformedloudmouth-in-the-bar shtick to S.B. All tickets purchased for the December 10, 2017, show will be honored. 7:30pm. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $45. Call 963-4408. thearlingtontheatre.com 2/15: Free Health Screenings This heart health event will offer a tour of the facility, an opportunity to meet experts, and free blood pressure readings and cholesterol checks (call to secure a test time). Noon-2pm. Cardiac Rehabilitation Facility (adjacent to the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital), 2030 Viborg Rd., Ste. 108, Solvang. Free. Call (888) 999-8262.

2/15-2/18, 2/21: The City of Conversation From novelist, essayist, and playwright Anthony Giardina, The City of Conversation stars Meredith Baxter and Sharon Lawrence, spans 30 years and six presidential administrations beginning in 1979 Washington, D.C., and follows Hester Ferris, notorious for her posh dinner parties that can change the course of politics. Find out what happens when her son turns up with an ambitious significant other and a different political agenda that may tear the family apart. The show runs through

2/16: Valentine’s Dinner Dance Party The Downs Syndrome Association of S.B. County invites you to bring your sweethearts, friends, and family and enjoy dinner and dessert, crafts, table games, face painting, a photo booth, and dancing to the tunes of DJ Gavin Roy. RSVP and purchase your tickets in advance. 5-9pm. Goleta Valley Community Ctr., 5679 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $5-$7. Call 886-4411.

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of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games — and their goals of building a peaceful and better world by educating youth in a spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play — this afternoon of programming for children of all ages will offer activities that include sensory play and games for preschoolers, crafts, Lego bobsled building and racing, indoor snowball fights, and winter-sports-themed video and virtualreality games. 1-3pm. Faulkner Gallery., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5605. sbplibrary.org

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was personally impacted by the recent mudslides and helped in the rescue of his 2-year-old neighbor, will sign copies of his debut novel, The Divinity Protocol, about a grieving father and the limits he pushes to change humanity’s future after the murder of his daughter at the hands of jihadists. Sixty percent of the night’s book sales will go toward the S.B. Foundation to help victims of the mudslides. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787.

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2/16: An Evening with Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen with John Jorgenson Chris Hillman is touring in support of his new record, Bidin’ My Time, along with longtime musical partner Herb Pedersen, the album’s executive producer; multi-instrumentalist John Jorgenson, a Desert Rose Band alum; and upright bass player Mark Fain, who also plays on the new record. All proceeds will go toward those affected by the Thomas Fire via Direct Relief and Help California. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $45. Call 963-0761. Read more on p. 55. lobero.org

2/17: Opening Reception: Hell or High Water This show will feature original works by the area’s established painters. Stay after the reception for a Songwriter’s Concert in the Round featuring Kate Graves and Bill Lanphar with Friends. Fifty percent of sales will go to four families, victims of the Thomas Fire and the Montecito mudslides. Reception: 3-7pm; concert: 7:15-9:30pm. Palm Loft Gallery, 410 Palm Ave., Loft A-1, Carpinteria. Free. Call 684-9700. Unity Shoppe’s Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide Disaster Relief Efforts by bringing family and friends together for a time of community and gathering that will include free children’s activities, messages of gratitude for our first responders, a meet and greet with community organizations, and more. The event will culminate in a silent yoga session under the lighted tree canopy in De la Guerra Place (make reservation online). Meet and greet: 4-6pm; yoga: 6-7pm. Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Minimum donation for adults: $25; children ages 12 and under: $15. tinyurl.com/PaseoNuevoBenefit

2/18: Free Book Giveaway Planned Parenthood CA Central Coast Book Sale will give books to anyone impacted by the Thomas Fire or the Montecito mudslides. There are thousands of adult and children’s titles available. Noon3pm. 5726 Thornwood Dr., Goleta. Free. Email sbbooksaleinfo@gmail.com

2/15: Unmasked Live: Women Read About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty This blush-worthy performance of

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essays and poems from the new anthology Unmasked will feature readers offering a look at the inner world of women, sexuality, intimacy, and how important it is to talk about healthy sex. 7:30pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $23. Call 963-0408.

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Gem Faire Discover fine jewelry, costume jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, sparkling crystals, gold and silver, tools, and jewelry supplies and boxes all under one roof and direct from importers, wholesalers, and manufacturers. Be sure to enter for a chance to win cool prizes in the hourly drawing. Fri.: noon6pm; Sat.: 10am-6pm; Sun.: 10am-5pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free-$7. Call (503) 252-8300. gemfaire.com

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2/25: One805 Kick Ash Bash One805 will treat first responders and guests to a day of complimentary alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and food, with family activities such as a Sea Center touch tank, search & rescue dogs, Duncan the Dinosaur, Smokey the Bear, and a visit with some of the cast of Disney’s Andi Mack. There will be exhibits by area response agencies and live CONT’D ON P. 33

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Jenny Schatzle’s twin girls were born at 30 weeks and five days. Each baby weighed less than three pounds. The twins were cared for in the NICU for seven weeks. During that time, Hope and Haven grew stronger each day. Jenny and her husband Connor bonded with their beautiful new daughters and with the hospital’s NICU staff, who prepared them with a new toolbox of twin parenting skills. Learn more at Cottagechildrens.org.

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Modern Bodywork Massage therapist Steve Shepard will provide complimentary massage or neuromuscular therapy to first responders, rescue workers, and especially those who have been forced to leave their homes during the Thomas Fire or mudslides. Call or text to make an appointment. 1809 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Ste. A. Call 252-8617. modbodywork.com ongoing:

S.B. Yoga Center Call to find out about the free and discounted services such as yoga, massage therapy, acupuncture, and cupping for first responders One805 Kick Ash Bash and those affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides. Specific offers continue through February 28. 32 E. performances by Alan Parsons & Friends, Catherine McPhee, Micheltorena St. Call 965-6045. Dishwalla, Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, Wilson Phillips, and more, with Dennis Miller serving as master of ceremonies. ongoing: Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond Zodo’s is offerThose 21 years and older can stay for the After Bash Party, ing free bowling to residents affected by the mudslide in an which will feature performances by Robby Krieger, Macy attempt to provide a safe and uplifting place to spend time Gray, and Iration, with music from deejays and complimentary food and drink. All funds raised will be directed to with family. Up to six people can share a lane. Show your ID the S.B. Firefighters Alliance, which will distribute them to (with zip code) and receive one complimentary game and all first-responder organizations. Bash: noon-10pm, $250 shoe rental. 5925 Calle Real, Goleta. Call 967-0128. (tickets go on sale Feb. 17); After Bash Party: 7-10pm, $100, ages 21+. Bella Vista Ranch & Polo Club, 2800 Via Real, Sumongoing: VNHC Support Station The Visiting Nurse merland. tinyurl.com/one805KickAsh & Hospice Care Support Station is a one-stop shop for assistance from the Thomas Fire and mudslides to provide expert 3/18: Jack Johnson & Friends Jack Johnson is gathercare in counseling, spiritual support, music therapy, and ing some of his talented friends to perform at this benefit pet therapy. Open through February 3. Mon.-Fri.: 11am6:30pm; Sat.: 10am-2pm. Calvary Chapel, 1 N. Calle César concert for the community, where 100 percent of the net Chávez. Free. Call 308-9602. proceeds will go toward the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund as well as to area nonprofits working on relief and recovery efforts in S.B. and Ventura counties. 6pm. S.B. Bowl, ongoing: VNHC Services Visiting Nurse & Hospice 1122 N. Milpas St. $70-$204.50. Call 962-7411. sbbowl.com Care offers free individual counseling, support groups, and referrals for people suffering any kind of loss. Call 308-9602. ongoing:

ongoing: Coffin Brothers Montecito Relief Fundraiser Surfers Conner and Parker Coffin will be

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raffling off some of their favorite sponsored products in packages that include Oakley Latch sunglasses, a Nixon Comp watch, a World Surf League jersey, Futures AM1 TechFlex fins, a Rip Curl backpack, signature Coffin surfboards, and more, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the families of two firefighters who lost their homes in the flood. Raffle tickets are $5 each and are available through February 28.

ongoing: 805 Counselor Connect People struggling with the recent tragedies in the S.B. area can talk with volunteer counselors who are either licensed or specially trained. This free call center, generously donated by Evolve IP, will be available to the 805 community. If the counselors are busy, call-backs can be requested. Phone calls are not recorded, and all callers will remain anonymous. Sun.-Thu.: 4-8pm. Call 979-9091. 805counselorconnect.com

ongoing: Clothing Discount at Blackbird Boutique Deb Medina, an S.B. native and owner of Blackbird

ongoing: Dr. Steve Politis, DPT, of Kineci: Heath in Motion has put together a list of discounted or free services for firefighters in the community that includes fitness facilities, yoga, trauma therapy, B-12 shots, healing sessions, acupuncture, a consultation with an internal-medicine physician, and more. kineci.lpages.co/firefighters-ty

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Boutique, will offer a 60 percent discount off any of the clothing in her chic women’s clothing boutique, with a few items that will be free. 7070 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 837-8712.

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MacMechanic and TechEase Community members are invited to bring any computers damaged by the fire or the mudslides to MacMechanic or TechEase (at the same location) for free data recovery. Even a mud-caked laptop may still have its programs, files, photos, and music stored. Mon.-Fri.: 9am-6pm. 3433 State St., Ste. E. Call Mac

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ongoing: Women’s Economic Ventures: QuickResponse Loans For businesses impacted by reduced

sales or lost inventory due to the Thomas Fire or mudslides, contact Jaime Marks to discuss how to apply for a $10,000 loan. Call 232-3087 or email jmarks@wevonline.org.

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Join Santa Barbara Independentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Senior Editor Matt Kettmann on a wine-tasting river cruise through Bordeaux this fall

Come have a glass of wine with Matt and learn more about the trip Wednesday, February 21 | 5:30-7:30pm Grassini Vineyards Tasting Room 24 El Paseo, Santa Barbara in the historic El Paseo Shopping Center RSVP to Ally Daisa adaisa@sbtravel.com | (805) 869-1100 or visit sbindytickets.com "Taste of Bordeaux" River Cruise This October 18-25, travel down the Garonne and Dordogne rivers with AmaWaterways, see iconic châteaux and celebrated vineyards, and, of course, indulge in sumptuous wines.

Flourishing as Human Beings: The Impact of Practicing Gratitude Jane Wilson, Associate Professor of Education

5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018 University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street Free and open to the public. For information, call 565-6051. Even though gratitude is a central pillar of most religions and has been discussed in fields of sociology, ethics, and philosophy for centuries, only recently has it been scientifically studied. A growing body of social science research reveals that gratitude has the power to heal, energize and transform lives. People who consistently engage in practicing gratitude experience a boost in their overall well-being. Daily expressions of gratitude can enhance a person psychologically, socially, spiritually, physically and cognitively. Professor Wilson will summarize the research and identify key practices of gratitude that help people flourish as human beings.

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2/15: Curator’s Choice Lecture: Anthony Hernandez American photographer Anthony Hernandez will speak about his impressive work and career. Hernandez, a self-taught artist, has moved from black-and-white to color photography, from 35mm to large-format cameras, and from the human figure to the landscape to abstract detail, with his home city of L.A. — especially the regions inhabited by the working class, the poor, and the homeless — being his most constant subject. The event is free, but a ticket is required. 5:30pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net

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River over one year from Jameson Lake to Surf Beach. United by the lesserknown medium of gouache (an opaque watercolor pronounced “gwash”) and the name Rose-Compass, these artists tell the story of the beauty, many uses, and challenges facing the community’s main source of water. Preview party and raffle: 3:30pm; $10-$75. Reception: 5:30pm; free. Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang. Call 688-1082. wildlingmuseum.org

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2/17: Big-Mouth Puppets with Judy Nilsen Let artist Judy Nilsen assist you in making the perfect puppet that’s ready to say all the things you want to. Use materials from the Creative ReUse Store. 10am. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. Children ages 6 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Call 884-0459 x13. exploreecology.org

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ongoing: Identity This show explores the translation of the maker’s identity in the communion between the artist and the work. Can that identity be perceived in the printmaker’s line, the collagist’s use of texture, or the painter’s choice of color? It is in asking these questions where we learn about the artist and ourselves. The exhibit shows through March 2. S.B. Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. Free. Call 862-4722. 2ndFridaysArt.com

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ongoing: Herself: Girlhood in Stop Motion Film This exhibit includes stop-motion films by artists Rita Basulto, Laura Krifka, Heidi Kumao, Kirsten Lepore, and Suraya Raja that portray girls overcoming their fears, coping with loss, solving problems, and succumbing to/resisting societal expectations. There are also stills, production shots, drawings, and sculptural figures on view. The exhibit shows through March 23. Atkinson Gallery, Humanities Bldg., Rm. 202, SBCC, 721 Cliff Dr. Free. Ages 12+. Call 965-0581.

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ongoing: Cecily Brown: Rehearsal and Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Midori Hirose, Of the Unicorn (and the Sundowner Kids)

More than 80 small drawings, large-scale works, and sketchbooks will be on view in Cecily Brown’s West Coast debut. Midori Hirose’s first solo museum exhibit will be a room-sized installation of newly commissioned sculptures that traces her explorations into the mythologies, historical accounts, ecologies, and communities of S.B. The exhibits will show through June 3. Museum of Contemporary Art S.B., 653 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 966-5373.

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Abraham Lincoln as a Boy and John Herd Come see illustrations of Abraham Lincoln’s early days (on view through Apr. 30) and other exhibits, including John Herd’s blended photo/computer graphics. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 21 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 962-5322.

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ongoing: Michael Ferguson: Electric Michael This artist’s vibrant landscape paintings pulsate with color and have an electric energy that illuminates the botanical world. The exhibit shows through March 4. 1-5pm. Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St. Free. Call 962-5588. artlacuna.com ongoing: The World. Its People. In Abstract. See works from nine contemporary artists: Iben G. Vestergaard, Stephen Robeck, Karen Zazon, Patrick McGinnis, Tom Post, Rick Doehring, Beth Schmohr, Joan Enslin, and Diane Giles. The exhibit shows through February 27. 5-8pm. 10 West Gallery, 10 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 770-7711.

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As always, find the complete listings online at independent.com/events. And if you have an event coming up, submit it at independent.com/eventsubmit.

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After the Fire: Making Our Landscapes More Resilient Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer and the Ojai Valley Green Coalition will present renowned fire ecology expert and author Richard Halsey for a timely workshop on how to create resilient gardens and homes in Southern California as residents go forward in the post–Thomas Fire era. The day will begin in Ojai with a morning walk to identify and discuss fire-wise native plants and continue after a lunch break with a slideshow talk based on Halsey’s book, Fire, Chaparral, and Survival in Southern California. You will be given location and lunch options once you register. 10am-3pm. $15-$25. Ages 13+. Call 646-6281. herbwalks.com

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hits provided by DJ Darla Bea. Guest bartender Patricia Guerrera will pour champagne and signature drinks. Wear pink and red to get $5 drinks! 7pm. Mel’s Cocktails, 209 W. Carrillo St. Free.

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2/17: Beyond the WhistleBlowers: What Comes

Next? Power, Gender, and Writing

New Rules for the American Workplace This panel of academic, professional, and media experts will discuss the legal, political, social, and cultural challenges of building consensus toward a new set of answers regarding the courageous women and men who came forward in 2017 to talk about their experiences as victims of sexual harassment and assault. 4:30-6:30pm. Oak Grove School, 220 W. Lomita Ave., Ojai. $20-$25. Call 231-5974. ojaichat.org

2/17: Joe Rogan With more than 20 years of standup experience and five hour-long comedy specials, the host of popular comedy iTunes podcast The

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Joe Rogan Experience will bring his intense and inquisitive comedy to S.B. 8pm. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $35-$55. Call 963-4408. thearlingtontheatre.com

SUNDAY 2/18 2/18: Margerum Wine Company Open House Come enjoy many amazing wines, a nice food spread catered by El Rancho Market, rosé in a can to take home, and special deals. Noon-2pm. Margerum Wine Company, 59 Industrial Wy., Buellton. $30-$40. Ages 21+. Call 845-8435.

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Hidden Figures of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, one of the greatest operations in history. Former S.B. mayor and film critic Hal Conklin will host a post-screening Q&A. 7pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-$20. Rated PG. Call 899-2222.

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2/19: Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin: Hidden Figures This 2017 film

2/20: Tech Tuesday: Wonderbots For the months of February and

is about the visionary trio that crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe star as the real and brilliant African-American women at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch

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March, experiment with technology, and learn about coding with Dash and Dot, the Wonderbots! 4-5pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages 7-12. Call 564-5610. sbplibrary.org

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After winning a GRAMMY® for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling songwriters. The Lobero Brubeck Circle presents

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gospel quartet in 1954 and then evolved into a Grammy Award–winning group with seven No. 1 R&B hits, four Top 10 pop hits, and 13 albums certified gold, platinum, or multiplatinum, earning an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along the way. Don’t miss Ronald Isley (who has been the lead vocalist since the group’s inception), lead guitarist Ernie Isley, and the rest of the band perform hits such as “Work to Do,”“Harvest for the World,”“Shout,”“Fight the Power,” and so many more classics! 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $65-$85. Ages 21+. Call 686-3805. chumashcasino.com

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lica, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, and more alongside traditional mariachi standards from the likes of Vicente Fernandez and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, all played with traditional mariachi instrumentation. This five-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musicians hailing from Hollywood via Juarez has fused together two unlikely styles that will blow your mind. 8pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $15-$20. Ages 21+. Call 965-8676. velvet-jones.com

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A member of the Ellis Marsalis Quartet and the Director of the Heritage School of Music, Douget has performed or worked with a veritable who’s who in the world of jazz. MARCH

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2/17-2/18: S.B. Symphony: Bernstein & Americana Maestro Nir Kabaretti will conduct the S.B. Symphony as it pays tribute to the musical genius of Leonard Bernstein with a program that will include melodies from the ballet Fancy Free and West Side Story, as well as Aaron Copland’s Quiet City and the world premiere of a piano concerto by acclaimed S.B.-based composer Robin Frost. Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 3pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $29-$134. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org

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2/17: The Brass Roots Trio Travis Heath (trumpet and flugelhorn), Douglas Lundeen (French horn and vocalist), and Rosetta Senkus Bacon (piano) will make an immediate connection with the audience as they redefine the chamber music genre with the fusion of classical, jazz, Americana, and Latin styles, along with passion and adventurous programming. 7:30pm. First United Methodist Church, 925 N. F St., Lompoc. $5-$25. Call 588-5971. lompocconcert.org

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2/18: S.B. Jazz Society Presents Emmet Cohen Trio Harlem-based piano phenom Emmet Cohen will swing through S.B. with his trio that includes bassist Russell Hall and drummer Kyle Poole. Expect to be treated to a master class in stylistic juxtapositions, including the fusing of blues, church, swing, contemporary, and more styles resulting in the future of jazz. 1pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $5-$25. Call 687-7123. sohosb.com

can navigate your insurance benefits and quickly connect you with excellent psychiatric care. Our providers are highly trained and experienced, with expertise in a broad range of behavioral health specialties.

2/18: David Luning Out with his second album, 2017’s Restless, David Luning will bring his Americana folk rock to S.B. for what’s sure to be a toe-tapping show. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10-$12. Call 962-7776.

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Welcome in the Year of the Dog with a performance of China’s Sichuan opera led by award-winning performer Madam Chen Qiaoru (陈巧茹) and guest artists from Chengdu. Featuring supernatural characters and stories from the spirit realm, the program showcases Sichuan opera's unique a cappella vocal style and its face-changing performance technique. With English Subtitles.

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Saturday Feb. 24, 2018 @ 7:15 pm Lotte Lehman Hall, UC Santa Barbara campus Welcome in the Year of the Dog with a performance of China’s Sichuan

Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell: The Lincoln Legacy: The Man and His Presidency In this pairing born out of a

shared interest in Lincoln’s legacy, two celebrated wordsmiths — Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America and his screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s 2012 biopic Lincoln, and Sarah Vowell, author of seven books about American history and culture — will discuss one of our nation’s greatest presidents. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10-$35. Call 893-3535. Read more on p. 59.

opera led by award-winning performer Madam Chen Qiaoru (陈巧茹) Free to UCSB students (must show student I.D.)
 and guest artists from Chengdu. Featuring supernatural characters and Free to Children up to the age of 17 (must show high school or other I.D.) Free to seniors age 65 and above(must show I.D.)
 stories from the spirit realm, the program showcases Sichuan opera's All Other adults: $5.00 per person
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he Salton Sea in the southeastern corner of California’s Colorado Desert doesn’t get a fair shake. So what if its shrinking shoreline is scattered with dead tilapia and lined with abandoned buildings? It’s still one of the most significant birding locations in the state, tranquil and soothing, the silence intoxicating and best explored from a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Only a four-hour drive from Santa Barbara, it’s California’s largest lake, created after the Colorado River swelled in 1905 and the Salton Sink became the Salton Sea. As the decades rolled on it came to be known as the “next Las Vegas,” with Hollywood’s elite frequenting the Salton Sea Yacht Club, when fishing tournaments and waterskiing races were all the rage. However, as the water level dropped, the sea lost its luster and now appears like some postapocalyptic relic. Come wintertime, though, the calm, silky-smooth lake is an underrated, little-known paddling destina-

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tion. The Salton Sea State Recreation Area has two kayak camps along its northeast shore, but to fully immerse oneself in the surrounding desert landscape and vast geological wonders, paddle southeast into the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge. An old, dilapidated marina in Niland is the perfect launching pad to a craggy row of extinct volcanoes, glassy obsidian rock piles, and wispy plumes spewing from open geothermal mud pots. Primitive campsites abound and range from pristine, wind-sculpted sand dunes to a smidge of a sandbar at any of the sagging, yesteryear marinas. — Chuck Graham

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FIRE BREATHER: The Thomas Fire belches ash and smoke.

How Does Ash Affect Ocean Health?

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s the enormity of nature’s power and the growing tally of lost lives emerged from the devastation of January 9, Anders Johnson had what he called “an instant vision.” The imagery in his mind’s eye described a mandala or sundial composed of a massive boulder in the center of a circle. Since then, Johnson’s vision has steadily materialized into an ambitious memorial to the 23 Montecito residents taken by the 1/9 debris flow and to firefighter Cory Iverson, HEAVY LIFTING: Sculptor Anders Johnson plies his trade in a forklift. killed by the Thomas Fire in December. The concept is straightforward, said Johnson, 60, Johnson said the owners of the wrecked property a sculptor and stonemason. One large centerpiece now home to the big boulder have given him perboulder will be circled by 24 smaller, bench-like mission to take it for the memorial project. Johnson — who grew up with five sisters and two boulders, creating a site of remembrance and mourning. Fastened to the big boulder, he said, there brothers in a fixed-up garden shed near Hot Springs could be a plaque with the names of the deceased, Road and East Mountain Drive — said moving the and each bench could be engraved with a personal big boulder once could cost as much as $20,000. His nephew Abe Powell has been spreading the word symbol selected by their families. While many details are in early-stage fluidity, about the project through the S.B. Bucket Brigade and much of the heavy lifting has already been accom- helping raise funds to rent a crane and truck. Until plished. Late last month with a forklift, Johnson then, the big boulder remains, wrapped in caution hoisted the 24 bench boulders from the debris flow tape, at the Glen Oaks property; the bench boulders — that destroyed a neighborhood on Glen Oaks Drive, roughly 3,000 pounds apiece — have been moved to a an area transformed from quiet residential living field at La Casa de Maria. Johnson has been volunteerto a vast mudflow loaded with hundreds of bat- ing his time and said he intends to continue to do so. A big question remains: Where to put it? Johnson tered sandstone boulders. “That nature can move that much material is inconceivable,” Johnson said. likes a small but big-enough open space near the Even more astounding, he added, is that the center- intersection of East Valley and San Ysidro roads. He piece boulder — which measures roughly 10 feet in also said a displaced couple has offered their propdiameter and weighs approximately 40 tons — sits erty, which is now a hardened mud field, their home unscarred, “like it just floated down the mountain.” gone completely. —Keith Hamm

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cientists have been cruising the Santa Barbara Channel for 21 years, observing the currents and plankton in a monthly “Plumes and Blooms” study. But only for daylight hours. A new study that was to roll 24 hours a day had been approved for January 16-22, and as the Thomas Fire billowed across the mountaintops, the researchers leading the mission realized the unprecedented potential to gather data on the effect of ash from fire on ocean health. UCSB graduate students Kelsey Bisson, Nick Huynh, and the other 20 researchers and faculty members will be busy for months aboard the Sally Ride processing their ash samples and writing up their findings on the nocturnal and diurnal habits of the plankton that flowed through their instruments. Of particular interest is the night-time activity of zooplankton, tiny sea creatures. “ZooplankINDICATORS: Images of zooplankton like these ton are able to move could tell scientists who’s eating whom, their vertically,” Bisson health, and the amount of ash in the water. explained, and beat their way noisily up and down the water column. “Up top they can be eaten, so they onl y go up when it’s dark.” Normally a quiet month for phytoplankton and smaller life, December, Bisson said, displayed crazy diversity in 2017 — “a lot of really cool fish we weren’t expecting to see,” possibly due to the Santa Ana winds that caused more upwelling from the deeps than usual and also pushed the Thomas Fire toward Montecito. Other effects of the ash they expect to find once the lab analyses are complete are the chemical stamps from burned structures, such as asbestos. Overall, the data set will show “the potential effects of wildfire ash deposition on the coastal California ecosystem,” said Huynh. One of the more unique teaching opportunities Huynh and Bisson — young scientists themselves — organized was to ask elementary, middle, and high school teachers and students to send questions so they could share their science adventure. They received more than 400 postcards, and the artists, musician, and videographer onboard created video and Instagram answers. “We wanted to communicate in ways that were not the traditional science journal,” Bisson said, “to increase the understanding that science is not in an ivory tower. The Sally Ride and the fancy equipment we got to use? It was a good gig for sure!” —Jean Yamamura

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SAN MARCOS HOOPSTERS HEAD TO CIF J Royals Take a 21-6 Overall Record into Playoffs

of 51-48, Ventura by 58-56. With Jimenez running the team at point guard, the Dons play an up-tempo game, often finding the Georgetown-bound Gordon leaping high to put the ball in off the glass. Jimenez can drain the three-ball, and first-year player Athena Saragoza is another flashy scorer. The Dons girls host North Torrance in a Division 1 playoff game tonight (Thu., Feb. 15). If they advance, they may have to face top-seeded Chaminade on Saturday.

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ackson Stormo always stands tall—the San Marcos High senior’s height is 69

— and last week he stood extra tall as the Royals raced to the Channel League boys’ basketball championship. The penultimate step was a 73-57 victory over Santa Barbara High before a sold-out crowd at the Thunderhut (aka Maury Halleck Gym), and then the Royals claimed an undisputed title by fending off Buena in Ventura, 65-64. “We have grown so much in our team dynamic,” said Stormo, the centerpiece of an all-senior starting lineup. “It’s really beautiful to be part of it.” San Marcos takes a 21-6 overall record SOCCER PLAYOFFS: The Santa Barbara into the CIF Division 2A playoffs this week Dons are seeded No. 2 in the Division 1 boys’ after going 8-0 in the soccer playoffs and have received a bye into league. Three years ago, the second round. They will host either Penthe same players who insula or Crespi next Wednesday (Feb. 21). form a cohesive unit SAN MARCOS ROYALTY: Three coaches with Stormo — Nate Fay, David Frohling, who got San Marcos High sports rolling in Ryan Godges, and the 1960s were inducted into the school’s Stef Korfas —went 0-8 on the first-year team. Athletic Hall of Fame last Friday: Maury “They improved so much,” said their varsity Halleck and Sut Puailoa —both deceased coach, Landon Boucher. “They’d wake up at — and John Stoney. Joining them were athletes Adrienne Binder Brown (swim6 a.m. to come to spring class. They’d play 40 ming), Anthony Califano (wrestling, footgames in the summer.” ball), Jason Donnelly (volleyball, football, Along the way, they learned the art of sharsoccer), Michael McGinnis (golf, basketing the ball. “Our freshman year, we were selfball), Erica Menzel-Downing (volleyball, ish,” Godges said. “What’s amazing about this team is that nobody cares about scoring.” A track, basketball), and Ken Newendorp case in point was a game against Ventura, when (soccer, football, baseball). Stormo was held to five points. “You wouldn’t have known it,” Boucher said, “he was so RED-LETTER DAY: In national letter-ofexcited with the win.” intent signing ceremonies last week, John SAN MARCOS STRONG: Jackson Stormo (50) goes to work against Santa Barbara’s Bryce Stormo and Godges, a lethal sniper from Harris of Bishop Diego and Natani Drati Warrecker (30) in last week’s crosstown rivalry. three-point distance, are averaging more than of Santa Barbara High confirmed their inten16 points a game, but any of the San Marcos tions to play football in New York—Harris at The Royals also swept Santa Barbara for the first time in starters is capable of putting up big numbers. Columbia and Drati at Fordham University. In the league opener, a 77-58 win over defending champion recent memory. Their experience made a difference against UCSB signed up two soccer stars, Santa Barbara goalie Ben Dos Pueblos, Frohling scored 27 points. “That game at DP the Dons, who are loaded with young talent, including 68 Roach and Dos Pueblos forward/midfielder Oscar Ferwas the key to the whole year,” Stormo said. “They beat us sophomore Bryce Warrecker and first-year guard Jasper reira. DP had three other signees: All-CIF football lineman Johnson. Erick Nisich to UC Berkeley, Olivia Kistler (water polo) twice last year. It absolutely drove me crazy.” A new San Marcos threat emerged in last week’s to Hawai‘i, and Adria Jamieson (soccer) to Cal State San game against the Dons. Junior forward Beau Allen n Marcos. scored 16 points on dazzling drives and a pair of threepointers. The seniors welcomed his contribution. “He made some huge plays for us,” said Stormo, who made JOHN sure his name was spelled correctly: “B-E-A-U, not B-O.” ZANT’S San Marcos, the No. 3–seeded team, was ready to 2/15: Pro Soccer: L.A. Galaxy vs. Fresno FC The Galaxy, take on West Ranch of Valencia in Wednesday’s (Feb. five-time champions of Major League Soccer (MLS), will appear 14) playoff opener, hoping to move on to the second in Thursday night’s preseason match with three former UCSB round Friday.

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The sophomore goalkeeper had 26 saves The 6’ 7” senior forward helped the and allowed just six goals in DP’s last Warriors win two shootouts. He scored three wins. The Chargers, the No. 1 team 23 points, making 9 of 11 free throws, in in Southern California, take a 27-1 record a 92-91 victory over Arizona Christian. He into their CIF playoff opener at scored a career-high 30 points and had 5 p.m. Thursday against visiting Orange 10 rebounds in an 89-80 win over San Lutheran. Diego Christian.

girls’ team, look at their last days of playing basketball together as a precious gift. “My best memory is just being able to play with my teammates,” Jimenez said. She twice had to come back from knee injuries—a tear of her left ACL that kept her out of her first year and a tear of her right ACL that forced her to miss almost all of her junior year. Gordon said she’d remember “every time we played Ventura.” Santa Barbara shared this year’s Channel League championship with the Cougars after they split a pair of overtime thrillers, the Dons winning by a score INDEPENDENT.COM

players: Ema Boateng, Chris Pontius, and Justin Vom Steeg. Boateng, who played one year in college before signing a professional contract in Sweden, has been starting at forward. Pontius, a decorated Gaucho forward, is entering his 10th season in MLS. He was acquired from the Philadelphia Union, where he was the league’s comeback player of the year in 2016. Vom Steeg is a backup goalkeeper. Fresno FC is beginning its first year in the United Soccer League (USL), a second-tier pro league. At halftime, the Galaxy will donate proceeds to the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund. In a preliminary match, UCSB’s men will take on the Ventura County Fusion of the Player Development League (PDL). Galaxy-Fresno: 7:30pm; UCSB-Fusion: 5pm. Harder Stadium, UCSB. $10-$15 advance tickets at Xtreme Soccer, Taqueria y Carniceria Mayo’s, Aggressive Soccer, Super Cuca’s, and Taqueria Rincon Alteño; $15-$20 at the gate. FEBRUARY 15, 2018

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super-extended maceration increases risk of spoilage winemaker Scott Sampler, who was raised on multiple fronts, especially when Sampler barely in Los Angeles during the 1970s and ’80s by uses any sulfur as a preservative. an Italian-American mother and AfricanAnd that totally freaks out neighboring winemakAmerican, World War II–vet-turned-commercial/ ers. “People are going to be irritated, even here,” he fine-artist father. Hot on the city’s emerging culinary said of the Bodegas, where most people have pressed scene, they introduced good food and sips of wine to their wines into barrel by Thanksgiving each year. “When I roll the press out in January or Februtheir son at an early age. By the time he hit Berkeley to study philosophy, fine art, and film theary, people are like, ‘What the fuck is he ory in 1985, Sampler found that he was doing?’—angrily. It creates a little bit addicted to slow-cooked sauce and of tension. It’s almost like a punkstarted stewing it himself as a cure rock gesture.” So far, though, the Central for homesickness. “The ingredients profoundly Coast Group Project wines affect the outcome of your perare working out. There are ceived skill,” Sampler told me a couple of intentional and a couple of months ago inside intriguing oddballs — like his slender slice of the Buellton the sherry-ish Blood Orange Bodegas, the warehouses-turnedviognier and see-through wineries complex where he’s made yet high-octane Twilight Idol BY MATT KETTMANN his Central Coast Group Project grenache—but the bulk of Samwines since 2013. Wine-wise, that means pler’s wines are richly flavorful and sourcing top-quality grapes, which he does framed by smooth, resolved tannins. from vineyards such as Larner and White Hawk. But In a curious way, they seem to taste more like sauce-making also taught him about the differences themselves, as if these extreme winemaking measures between a fresh concoction and one that’s cooked somehow double down on each vineyard’s unique down to achieve richer textures and flavors. “It transi- qualities. “The whole point is to push the fruit back,” said tions the ingredients,” he explained. “You get a deeper Sampler, noting that, thanks to California’s sunshine, essence.” That lesson looms over Sampler’s winemaking, the ripeness of grapes is never a problem. “It’s more which blends the antiestablishment ethos of punk rock like directing, knowing what you’re trying to get from with old-school techniques from classic regions such their performance.” as Barolo. While many winemakers allow their wines to soak on their grape skins for a couple of weeks, irecting and screenwriting were what Sampler did maybe a month, after primary fermentation to extract before wine, natural pursuits for an Angeleno more color, flavor, and texture, Sampler lets his stew far raised amid the “heightened aesthetic experience” longer—more than nine months, in fact, for certain cultivated by his parents, who resided in Los Feliz lots of the 2015 and 2016 vintages. Though this isn’t before it was cool. They divorced when he was 13, so completely unheard of in corners of the Old World, the he wound up splitting time on the Westside with his

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dad and attending Beverly Hills High, where his friends’ parents had serious cellars. He recalls a 1967 Georges de Latour as a “momentous occasion,” around the same time he was hitting the Sunset Strip for seminal punkrock experiences courtesy of Black Flag and X. At Berkeley, he sharpened his wine knowledge on bottles from legendary importer Kermit Lynch and ate out regularly at Chez Panisse, where hashish smoking and old vintage imbibing was the norm. “The time was so much wilder then,” he said with a booming laugh. “It was a more permissive culture.” Upon returning to L.A. to pursue a film career in 1990, Sampler moved downtown into what was then called the “artists” district, where the vast majority of tenants were indeed artists. “Now it’s called the Arts District,” he said. “When I left, there were zero artists.” That flat is where he started a dinner group called Sauce Fest with three friends. They’d prepare multicourse dinners while sipping on the carefully selected bottles that each brought. “It had to be good, or you would get ridiculed and denigrated and practically hazed,” said Sampler, who became close with retailers at K&L Wine Merchants and Silverlake Wine. “It got competitive.” Following a bad breakup, Sampler escaped to a friend’s property in the Malibu mountains and found the landscape to be a cross between Spain’s rocky Priorat and Italy’s coastal Bolgheri. He and his friend decided to plant a vineyard in 2009 and the following year started making wines from Santa Barbara grapes at a custom crush facility in Camarillo with the help of Steve Clifton, of Palmina and Brewer-Clifton. (The Malibu vineyard never bore fruit and burned down in a 2013 wildfire.) In 2011, Sampler moved into a Winnebago at Rancho La Viña on Santa Rosa Road near Lompoc and made wines alongside Joe Davis of Arcadian, Brett Escalera of Consilience, and Bruno D’Alfonso and Kris Curran of D’Alfonso-Curran Wines. “That was like going to enology school,” said Sampler, being surrounded by four renowned winemakers with strong opinions on how best to do it. He then moved into a double-wide trailer in Buellton with Curran’s mom — “It was like a kitschy, quirky movie,” he recalled fondly —and made wines at Standing Sun for a while. Then the partnership with his Malibu friend fell apart in 2012, and Sampler had to essen-

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Warren Butler: “Hello John, Thank you for your support for the hospitality industry during these trying times. I just wanted to give you an update: The transformation is happening. The High Sierra Grill & Bar at 521 Firestone Road in Goleta (formerly Elephant Bar) is being transformed into the Flightline Restaurant & Bar. Please let everyone know to come, as we are still open during the changeover, and see all the great memorabilia going up room by room. We have a great steak and eggs special and Rack of Ribs special and a 2 for $25 special to give everyone a preview as to what is to come! I want to thank you for putting the word out that I was collecting some aviation memorabilia for the new concept. I was contacted by many people, including John Blankenship, who has a priceless aviation collection that he is more than excited to share with the community. The end result is the FlightLine will be surpassing my original vision and I know it will be appreciated by the entire community. So many people have told me how much they appreciate what we are doing in showcasing the history of aviation and the airport which Santa Barbara is so proud of. So many people have a story and so many memories! —Warren”

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and tropical drinks, Islands Restaurants brought its surf-inspired atmosphere to Santa Barbara on February 13 at 3825 State Street. This marks the company’s first location in the Central Coast region. Located at La Cumbre Plaza in the former home of Marmalade Café and Red Robin, the 4,900-square-foot location features an open layout, beachy décor, and large HD TVs throughout the bar and restaurant. Guests can grab a seat at the bar or enjoy a cocktail and meal in the outdoor patio area, equipped with heaters and a communal fire table. The expansive menu features a variety of burgers—from the tried-and-true classic Big Wave to the Hawaiian, topped with fresh grilled pineapple, teriyaki sauce, and Swiss cheese — as well as flavorful tacos, bowls, fresh salads, and its famed fresh-cut Island Fries. Guests can choose from a selection of tropical drinks including Islands’ signature Mai Tai and the Big Island Iced Tea or locally sourced wine and beer. The Restaurant Guy and family stopped by to join a packed house at Islands and ordered the Malibu Burger, Hawaiian Burger, Beach Bowl with Grilled Fish, and Grilled Fish Tacos, pictured above. We finished off with a Chocolate Lava and Kona Pie. Needless to say, all were amazing. “We’re incredibly proud to open our first restaurant in Santa Barbara, an iconic beach city that resonates with our own coastal culture and origins,” said Michael Smith, president of Islands Restaurants. “We look forward to being a part of this close-knit community and offering a spot for visitors to grab great food and drinks with family and friends.” To support the community after recent natural disasters, Islands will donate a portion of the proceeds from February 26-28 to the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund. This fund was established by United Way of Santa Barbara County and United Way of Ventura County to help residents recover from recent fire and mudslide damage. Islands’ founder, Tony DeGrazier, started the company after being inspired by the beaches of Oahu during his time in the U.S. Navy. DeGrazier’s original vision of serving delicious, fresh food in a laid-back, tropical environment has remained true ever since.

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I really love the energy and flow of Bidin’ My Time — there’s a splendid cover of The Everly Brothers’ tune “Walk Right Back” that has a Django Reinhardt–style jazz-manouche flavor. How did you decide on that? That was just Herb [Pedersen] and I goofing around in the studio … and Tom [Petty] was in the booth and came running out and said, “We gotta cut that track right now!” So, we did. John [Jorgenson], besides being a great rock, bluegrass, and country musician, is a

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How was it collaborating with David Crosby and Roger McGuinn — and playing bass — again? David gladly came in and sang “The Bells of Rhymney” with Herb and me — and it came out great. … They’re such good tenor singers. And Roger and I had written “Here She Comes Again” back in 1979, and we never recorded it. It had that early Byrds feel to it. That’s where we used the Heartbreakers, and I played bass … and Tom played guitar on there, too! On the Byrds’ 1967 album Younger Than Yesterday, what made you suddenly blossom as a singer/songwriter? How crucial was Clarence White’s guitar playing on several of your songs? “Time Between” was the first song I wrote — lyrics and music. [I] was working for Hugh Masekela, playing bass for these demo sessions … [and] I came home, and I started writing songs. On “Time Between,” there was a phenomenal solo [White] took. This is before he had a StringBender. … He comes in with his Telecaster, plugs in to his Fender Twin … and played the solo. … He was one of those very special people who had the gift! I really love your “She Don’t Care About Time” tribute to fellow Byrd Gene Clark. What made you choose that song? When Gene wrote it, he was about 19 or 20. And I was amazed then — 50 plus years ago — as I am today. That lyric is so substantial, so beautiful! I mean, where did he come up with that? It’s just amazing, so I wanted to do it. What about your creative partnership with Gram Parsons? He was a good writer and came into the Byrds with two wonderful songs — “Hickory Wind” and “100 Years

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from Now,” which we recorded on Sweetheart of the Rodeo … Gram was a very talented guy, very funny, very bright. And we wrote some great songs together … like “Sin City” that held up over the decades. He got swallowed up by excess — all the negative, dark stuff around the business. It got to where we were having issues and couldn’t work together. What prompted your upcoming benefit concert with Herb and John at the Lobero Theatre? I came out of the Thomas Fire in Ventura. I don’t know how we survived, but we did …. Everybody around me, my neighbors, everything was gone, burnt to the ground. But my house was still standing — except most of the kitchen was burned. I mean, I look at my neighbors, and I can’t complain about anything …. They lost so much. So, we already had the Lobero booked, and I decided, I’m going to give this money to a charity for victims of the Thomas Fire — whatever we can do to help. —Sean Mageean

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Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, and John Jorgenson play a benefit concert for victims of the Thomas Fire on Friday, February 16, 8 p.m., at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.). Call 966-4946 or see lobero.org.

After an intensive, immersive 10-day festival, it can be a shock to go cold turkey when the main event comes to an end. To help folks make the transition to life outside of movie theaters, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival holds its annual Third Weekend, offering select, popular, award-winning films that are screened at the Riviera on a free, first-come, first-served basis. Here are this year’s selections: Secret Ingredient, a dark comedy about a son who resorts to procuring illegal pain meds for his ailing dad. Winner of the Jeffrey C. Barbakow Award for Best International Feature Film. Screens Friday, February 16, 7:30 p.m. Skid Row Marathon, a documentary about a Los Angeles criminal court judge who starts a running group and begins training Skid Row residents to run marathons. Winner of the Audience Choice Award. Screens Saturday, February 17, 7:30 pm. The Last Suit, about an octogenarian Jewish tailor living in Buenos Aires who heads to Poland to find the man who helped him survive Auschwitz. Winner of the Nueva Vision Award for Spain/Latin America Cinema. Screens Sunday, February 18, 7:30 p.m. — Michelle Drown See sbiff.org for a complete schedule of offerings at the Riviera Theatre.

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phenomenal “gypsy jazz” player in that Django Reinhardt style. Tom understood music so well — he told John in the studio: “Just go for the solo — don’t come back in and overdub it.” And I love that!

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hris Hillman is a national treasure. Along with fellow founding members of the Byrds — Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke — Hillman pioneered jingle-jangly folk rock in the 1960s by melding elements from the music of Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, J.S. Bach, and the Beatles. With Gram Parsons, Hillman helped steer the Byrds in a country-rock direction on the band’s classic album Sweetheart of the Rodeo before he and Parsons formed the Flying Burrito Brothers and ushered in “Cosmic American Music.” Later in his career, Hillman joined Stephen Stills in Manassas, teamed with Richie Furay and J.D. Souther in the short-lived Souther–Hillman– Furay Band, and formed the fantastic bluegrass and country group the Desert Rose Band with Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson. During the 1990s, Hillman reunited with Crosby and McGuinn — and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Byrds. In 2017, Hillman’s latest album, Bidin’ My Time, coproduced by the late, great Tom Petty and Pedersen, was released to positive reviews. I recently spoke with the affable artist over the phone ahead of his upcoming Thomas Fire benefit concert Friday, February 16, at the Lobero about his great new album and memories of the Byrds and Gram Parsons.

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN Maestro Leonard Bernstein achieved success as a composer for both the concert hall and the Broadway musical stage; his ballet scores were as irresistible to the public as were his popular songs. In an era when such comprehensive cultural impact seemed like a thing of the past, Bernstein demonstrated that it was still possible, and what’s more, that if it was done well, people would stop worrying about which was which. On Saturday-Sunday, February 17-18, the Santa Barbara Symphony will take to the Granada stage, backed by the Santa Barbara Choral Society and accompanied by soloist Lisa Vroman in a program that tours the broad reaches of Bernstein’s achievement from a variety of perspectives and that places his work in a double context of Americana by featuring the works of two other American composers. Looking toward the past and at one of Bernstein’s most powerful influences, the program includes Aaron Copland’s suite Quiet City. Looking toward the future, pianist Natasha Kislenko will be the soloist for the debut of a new concerto by composer Robin Frost. For classically trained Broadway star Vroman, Bernstein’s music makes a perfect fit. She’s performed several such Bernstein celebration concerts in recent years and will continue to be in high demand as the world acknowledges his centennial. Most of all, Vroman has the ideal attitude, which is a combination of unabashed enthusiasm and commitment to honoring the music. She also loves the Granada and working with her good friend Maestro Nir Kabaretti. She even enjoys the trip from her home in Pasadena, saying, “I love the drive because I just put my gowns in the car and go.” We look forward to when she pulls in this weekend. — Charles Donelan

The Santa Barbara Symphony will perform Saturday, February 17, 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m. See thesymphony.org or call 899-2222.

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a&e | THEATER PREVIEW principles of American democracy is the heart of what he offers to posterity. Both writers spoke with reverence of the “Lyceum address,” a speech that Lincoln delivered in Springfield, Illinois, in January 1838, when he was just 28 years old. His subject that night was “the perpetuation of our political institutions,” and in response the young lawyer developed an idea of our country as an unfinished project requiring vigilance and sacrifice on the part of its citizens. With the image of a recent lynching of an abolitionist publisher in his head, Lincoln cited mob violence and authoritarian leadership arising from within the United States as the chief threats to our liberty, saying that even “with a Bonaparte for a commander” the nations of Europe “could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.” What Americans do have to worry about, according to the LINCOLN LECTURE: Author and This American Life contributor Sarah Vowell (center) and Pulitzer- and Tony-winning writer Tony Kushner (right) come to UCSB’s Campbell Hall on young Lincoln, is the homegrown Tuesday to discuss the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln. despotism of unprincipled ambition — “If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” From this historical distance, and in light of the seemike so many cultural events that were scheduled what emerged from those conversations was a profoundly ingly intractable ideological conflicts that plague us today, before the November 8, 2016, presidential election moving sense of their personal love for and devotion to Lincoln’s early admonition appears remarkably prescient. to take place afterward, playwright Tony Kushner the memory of a man whose unsurpassed eloquence set a The fact that, as Vowell said, of all our presidents, Lincoln and author Sarah Vowell’s initial public appearance standard for American leadership that has yet to be equaled. was “the one who provided the most profound link to the together as experts on Abraham Lincoln took on As Vowell put it in the opening moments of our talk, and founders” is abundantly clear in this speech, even darkened new meaning when the votes were counted. Originally in regard to the inevitable comparison of Lincoln’s verbal as it is with multiple foreshadowings. “He cleaned up our intended as a tribute to the 16th president of the United dignity to Donald Trump’s mendacious and vulgar blather, mess,” Vowell said, referring in particular to emancipation, States, the evening inevitably evolved when confronted with “Lincoln is very quotable, and it’s probably not nice of us to “and he paid for it with his life.” Vowell advised me that with Kushner, I would have to the new reality represented by the country’s 45th president, keep bringing him up because pretty much every president is a man who has, in his own way, redefined what it means to lacking in comparison, but yes, this one more so than most.” “break out the italics,” because, as she put it, “I love Lincoln, be a Republican president just as drastically as his distant Perhaps the most remarkable feature of Vowell’s own but Tony loves Lincoln.” Referring to 2017 as “obliteratingly predecessor. rhetorical style, apart from the sparkling wit that has made hard, a year like no other,” Kushner cited Republican support A little more than a year later, the duo of Vowell and her books best sellers, is the restraint illustrated during of Trump’s policies as the work of “henchmen, henchwomen, Kushner take to the stage again, this time our interview. She has a considerate and patient and hobgoblins” and a further negative consequence of the on a nationwide tour to discuss approach that has been honed through countless 2016 election that even he “didn’t see coming.” For Kushner, The Lincoln Legacy: The Man hours of debate with, for example, the proprietors American democracy is “a project with something strong and His Presidency. Fortuitous of the Dr. Samuel Mudd House, a historic loca- at the center,” a “kind of mystical power that can’t just be timing (along with UCSB Arts & tion in the deep woods of Maryland where Dr. accepted at face value” but that instead requires an effort Lectures) brings them to Campbell Mudd set the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth, on the part of every citizen to stay true to the proposition Hall on Tuesday, February 20, one the man who shot and killed Lincoln. For Vow- of equality first articulated by the founders, and then made day after the President’s Day holiell, conversing with Confederate apologists has “more perfect” by Lincoln. day and eight after Lincoln’s actual In his tremendously engaging script for the film Lincoln, been a kind of training for this tour, a way of birthday. Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize deepening and sharpening her feeling for the Kushner focuses on the scramble for votes that led up to the and Tony Award–winning author of telltale nuances that separate the passage of the 13th Amendment, a legislative achievement elan n o D the epic play Angels in America, wrote rogues from the heroes in our that highlights Lincoln’s abilities as a politician. For Kushner, s le r by Cha national saga. Mudd, for example, Lincoln’s admonition in his December 1862 message to Conthe screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film Lincoln, starring went on to provide valiant medi- gress that as fellow citizens we can’t escape our history is the Daniel Day-Lewis. Vowell, a cal assistance when the government driving force behind this tour, and behind all his and Vowell’s renowned essayist and familprison he was sentenced to on Dry Tortugas efforts to keep Lincoln’s example in front of the public at this iar voice from her years as was afflicted with yellow fever. Wrestling with these time. Quoting the great historian and theorist of memory a contributor to the This American Life radio broadcasts, types of contradictions is in part what led Vowell to the con- Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, Kushner observed that “the anthas written several nonfiction books on American history, clusion that “the presidents and their assassins are a lot alike onym for ‘forgetting’ is not ‘remembering’ but justice.” including Assassination Vacation, in which she retraces the in a way; someone who thinks he or she should be president steps of the men who killed presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and of the United States has to be a little different, even a little McKinley. Together they command an extraordinary range mentally unstable, and so does a person who thinks he or UCSB Arts & Lectures presents The Lincoln of knowledge about the man who many consider the greatest she should have the right to kill the president. As a nation, Legacy: The Man and His Presidency, featuring Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell and moderated of all American presidents, and what’s more, they bring the we have always had this streak of extreme entitlement runby John Majewski, Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and wit and passion of truly great writers to the task of translating ning through us.” Fine Arts at UCSB. The event takes place Tuesday, February 20, Lincoln’s legacy into contemporary terms. Fear not that this evening will dwell on the parallel gran7:30 p.m., at Campbell Hall, UCSB. For tickets and information, I was fortunate to speak with Vowell and Kushner in suc- diosities of presidents and assassins, however, as Vowell and call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.ucsb.edu. cessive phone calls over the weekend of February 10-11, and Kushner agree that Lincoln’s gift for articulating the core

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Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell The Lincoln Legacy: The Man and His Presidency

Tue, Feb 20 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall Tickets start at $20 / $10 UCSB students “Among Abraham Lincoln’s many talents was his skill at bringing disparate parties together for the good of all. So it’s him we have to thank for the odd but inspired pairing of Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell.” Cleveland Plain Dealer Event Sponsors: Eva & Yoel Haller For information about a related TLI event visit www.Thematic-Learning.org Media Sponsors:

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ignited by a rapacious banking system in the United States. In response, herded by the Fed, the central banks of the G7 nations careened down an endless moneymanufacturing trail — in broad daylight.” Unconventional monetary policies such as zero-interest rates, “quan “quantitative easing” — the purchase by central banks of government bonds or other securities — and other extraordinary actions undertaken by central bank bankers were designed to prop up banks and markets, not the everyday economy of Main Street. While banks gorged themselves on an endless supply of cheap money, the citizens of Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain endured austerity, high unemployment, and the loss of public pensions. In the U.S., millions of people lost their homes, jobs, or retirement savings. Collusion is a warning that the lessons of 2008 haven’t been learned. — Brian Tanguay

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he Isley Brothers—famed famed R&B artists who gave us the immortal tunes “Twist and Shout,” “That Lady,” and “Fight the Power”—and the legendary Carlos Santana bring the funk, jazz, blues, and Latin soul on this tasty album of mostly covers. Ronnie Isley slays with bluesy yet melodic vocals, and Santana and Ernie Isley deliver the goods with their guitar grandeur, while Cindy Blackman Santana and Karl Perazzo bring the bodacious beat on drums and congas. Killer covers include Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground,” Swamp Dogg’s “Total Destruction to Your Mind,” Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology),” Curtis Mayfield’s “Gypsy Woman,” and Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child.” Meanwhile, “I Remember” is a sultry samba written by Blackman Santana, featuring her on sublime co-vocals with Ronnie. These mighty musicians have the power to transmit the pure bliss! The Isley Brothers play Friday, February 16, 8 p.m., at the Chumash Casino Resort (3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez). For tickets, visit chumashcasino.com. — Sean Mageean

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Annihilation (120 mins., R) Author Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy makes its debut on the big screen in this adaptation of the first book, Annihilation, about a group of soldiers who enter the environmental disaster zone Area X with only one returning. Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in the science-fiction-fantasy-action film. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo (Opens Thu., Feb 22)

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 (2D)/Metro 4 (2D and 3D)

➤ OThe 15:17 to Paris (94 mins., PG-13)

On August 21, 2015, on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, three Americans — U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, 23-year-old Anthony Sadler, and Oregon Army National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos — helped subdue an armed assailant who opened fire on the passengers. Directed by Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven), The 15:17 to Paris recounts the attack from Sadler, Stone, and Skarlatos’s point of view as the three real-life heroes reenact taking down the gunman on the big screen. Eastwood’s decision to have the real-life people play their movie counterparts was a bold move; by maintaining focus on Stone, Sadler, and Skarlatos, without the distraction of celebrity (besides a few cameos), the film praises the heroes and puts forth the question, “What would you do?” (NS) Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

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. Fairview/Fiesta 5

Game Night (100 mins., R) Horrible Bosses writers/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein offer up this comedic thriller about a group of friends whose weekly game night turns into a murder mystery. Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star. Camino Real/ Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Feb 22)

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. Fiesta 5

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

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Celebrate the Award Winning Films at 3rd Weekend! Enjoy FREE Screenings at the Riviera Theatre! This year at 3RD WEEKEND we are highlighting the top 3 award winning films from the Festival including Best International Film, Best Spanish/Latin American Film, Best Short Films and Audience Choice! As a THANK YOU to our community, films we will be shown for FREE! No tickets necessary, seating will be on a first come first served basis at SBIFF's Riviera Theatre.

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Phantom Thread that the “truth” of things often depends on who is telling the story. (NS)

Fiesta 5

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

OLady 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) The Hitchcock 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.

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Peter Rabbit (93 mins., PG) Beatrix Potter’s beloved story about a rascally rabbit and a curmudgeon neighbor gets big-screen treatment in this live-action/CGI adventure comedy. Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, and Sam Neill handle the human roles, while James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sia voice the animals. Fairview/Fiesta 5

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

O The 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 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) 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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OWinchester

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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 into 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) Fiesta 5

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a&e | ROB BREZSNY’S FREE WILL ASTROLOGY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15 ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): At 12,388 feet, Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest peak. If you’re in good shape, you can reach the top in seven hours. The return trip can be done in half the time — if you’re cautious. The loose rocks on the steep trail are more likely to knock you off your feet on the way down than on the way up. I suspect this is an apt metaphor for you in the coming weeks, Aries. Your necessary descent may be deceptively challenging. So make haste slowly! Your power animals are the rabbit and the snail.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): In 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made a few short jaunts through the air in a flying machine they called the Flyer. It was a germinal step in a process that ultimately led to your ability to travel 600 miles per hour while sitting in a chair 30,000 feet above the earth. Less than 66 years after the Wright Brothers’ breakthrough, American astronauts landed a space capsule on the moon. They had with them a patch of fabric from the left wing of the Flyer. I expect that during the coming weeks, you will be climaxing a long-running process that deserves a comparable ritual. Revisit the early stages of the work that enabled you to be where you are now.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In 2006, 5 percent of the world’s astronomers gathered at an international conference and voted to demote Pluto from a planet to a “dwarf planet.” Much of the world agreed to honor their declaration. Since then, though, there has arisen a campaign by equally authoritative astronomers to restore Pluto to full planet status. The crux of the issue is this: How shall we define the nature of a planet? But for the people of New Mexico, the question has been resolved. State legislators there formally voted to regard Pluto as a planet. They didn’t accept the demotion. I encourage you to be inspired by their example, Gemini. Whenever there are good arguments from opposing sides about important matters, trust your gut feelings. Stand up for your preferred version of the story.

CANCER

LIBRA

CAPRICORN

(June 21-July 22): Ray Bradbury’s dystopian best seller Fahrenheit 451 was among the most successful of the 27 novels he wrote. It won numerous awards and has been adapted into films, plays, and graphic novels. Bradbury wrote the original version of the story in nine days, using a typewriter he rented for 20 cents per hour. When his publisher urged him to double the manuscript’s length, he spent another nine days doing so. According to my reading of the planetary configurations, you Cancerians now have a similar potential to be surprisingly efficient and economical as you work on an interesting creation or breakthrough — especially if you mix a lot of play and delight into your labors.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Was Napoléon Bonaparte an oppressor or liberator? The answer is both. His work in the world hurt a lot of people and helped a lot of people. One of his more magnanimous escapades transpired in June 1798, when he and his naval forces invaded the island of Malta. During his six-day stay, he released political prisoners, abolished slavery, granted religious freedom to Jews, opened 15 schools, established the right to free speech, and shut down the Inquisition. What do his heroics have to do with you? I don’t want to exaggerate, but I expect that you, too, now have the power to unleash a blizzard of benevolence in your sphere. Do it in your own style, of course, not Napoléon’s.

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may think you have uncovered the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. But according to my analysis of the astrological omens, you’re just a bit more than halfway there. In order to get the rest of the goods, you’ll have to ignore your itch to be done with the search. You’ll have to be unattached to being right and smart and authoritative. So please cultivate patience. Be expansive and magnanimous as you dig deeper. For best results, align yourself with poet Richard Siken’s definition: “The truth is complicated. It’s two-toned, multi-vocal, bittersweet.”

LEO

SCORPIO

(July 23-Aug. 22): Poet Louise Glück has characterized herself as “afflicted with longing yet incapable of forming durable attachments.” If there is anything in you that even partially fits that description, I have good news: In the coming weeks, you’re likely to feel blessed by longing rather than afflicted by it. The foreseeable future will also be prime time for you to increase your motivation and capacity to form durable attachments. Take full advantage of this fertile grace period!

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit,” said French playwright Molière. I’m going to make that your motto for now, Scorpio. You have pursued a gradual, steady approach to ripening, and soon it will pay off in the form of big, bright blooms. Congratulations on having the faith to keep plugging away in the dark! I applaud your determination to be dogged and persistent about following your intuition even though few people have appreciated what you were doing.

VIRGO

SAGITTARIUS

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In 2004, a man named Jerry Lynn tied a battery-operated alarm clock to a string and dangled it down a vent in his house. He was hoping that when the alarm sounded, he would get a sense of the best place to drill a hole in his wall to run a wire for his TV. But the knot he’d made wasn’t perfect, and the clock slipped off and plunged into an inaccessible spot behind the wall. Then, every night for 13 years, the alarm rang for a minute. The battery was unusually strong! A few months ago, Lynn decided to end the mild but constant irritation. Calling on the help of duct specialists, he retrieved the persistent clock. With this story as your inspiration, and in accordance with astrological omens, I urge you Virgos to finally put an end to your equivalent of the maddening alarm clock. (Read the story: tinyurl.com/alarmclockmadness.)

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The growth you can and should foster in the coming weeks will be stimulated by quirky and unexpected prods. To get you started, here are a few such prods. (1) What’s your hidden or dormant talent, and what could you do to awaken and mobilize it? (2) What’s something you’re afraid of but might be able to turn into a resource? (3) If you were a different gender for a week, what would you do and what would your life be like? (4) Visualize a dream you’d like to have while you’re asleep tonight. (5) If you could transform anything about yourself, what would it be? (6) Imagine you’ve won a free vacation to anywhere you want. Where would you go?

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Our thanks go out to first responders and everyone working to rebuild the community. Nuestro agradecimiento al personal de primera respuesta y a quienes trabajan para reconstruir la comunidad. Our hearts go out to those affected by recent events. Nuestros corazones están con aquellos afectados por los acontecimientos recientes. Protect your health as we recover:

Protejan su salud a medida que nos recuperamos:

» If you see dust, stay inside

» Si ven polvo, permanezcan en interiores

» If you go outside when it’s dusty, limit your time and consider wearing an N95 mask

» Si salen al exterior cuando haya polvo, limiten su tiempo y consideren usar una mascarilla N95

» Don’t use leaf blowers

» No usen sopladores de hojas

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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: 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: WA C K Y PA R T Y P I C S PHOTOBOOTH at 870 Amethyst Drive Santa Maria CA 93455. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Laarni K. So Hu. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 12, 2018 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Marlene Ashcom. FBN Number: 2018‑0000141. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 2018‑0000213. 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: 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: FLOW CONSCIOUSNESS INSTITUTE at 703 Colina Lane Santa Barbara CA 93103. This business is conducted by a General Partnership (same address) Signed: Justin Faerman and Jaclyn Knechtel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 19, 2018 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018‑0000227. Published. Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: G&M AUTO at 311 East Gutierrez Street Santa Barbara CA 92101. This business is conducted by an Individual Felipe Gutierrez 4842 San Gordiano Avenue Santa Barbara CA 93101 Signed: Veronica Medina . This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 18, 2018 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2018‑0000202. Published. Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: 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: PR CONSTRUCTION at 5569 Ekwill Street Santa Barbara CA 93111. This business is conducted by a Corporation PM & RC Builders, Inc. (same address) Signed: Peton Miko, VP . 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: 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA CPAS at 122 South Patterson Suite #C‑133 Santa Barbara CA 93111. This business is conducted by a Corporation (same address) Signed: Roger Elmerick, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 23, 2018 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018‑0000251. Published. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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.

NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR

GOLETA LIBRARY STORY WELL ROOM REMODEL

130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, City of Goleta, CA PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta (“City”), invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids in the Office of the City Clerk, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117, up to the hour of 3:00 PM on Monday, February 26, 2018 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Copies of the Contract Documents and Specifications are available from the CITY, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 upon payment of a $20.00 non-refundable fee if picked up, or payment of a $30.00 nonrefundable fee, if mailed, on the City’s website, (cityofgoleta.org) and on ebidboard. The work includes all labor, material, supervision, and equipment necessary to construct and deliver a finished Room Remodel per the project specifications for the Goleta Library Story Well Room, located at 500 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117. Any contract entered into pursuant to this notice will incorporate the provisions of the California Labor Code. Compliance with the prevailing rates of wages and apprenticeship employment standards established by the State Director of Industrial Relations will be required. Affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion will also be required. The CITY hereby affirmatively ensures that all business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion in any consideration leading to the award of contract. Bids must be prepared on the approved bid forms in conformance with the “Supplemental Bidding Instructions” and submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside, “SEALED BID FOR CITY OF GOLETA – GOLETA LIBRARY STORY WELL ROOM REMODEL, DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL”. A contract may only be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder that holds a valid Class “B” (General) Contractor’s license in accordance with the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code. The Contractor shall have no less than three (3) years’ experience in the magnitude and character of the work bid. The CITY reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of ninety (90) days. Any protest to an intended award of this contract shall be made in writing addressed to the City Clerk prior to the award. Any protest may be considered and acted on by the City Council at the time noticed for award of the contract. A request for a copy of notice of the agenda for award made to the City Clerk or by registering on the City’s website (www.cityofgoleta.org). Deborah Lopez, City Clerk 76

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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. 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: 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: 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: 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.

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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: 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 Soto. 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: WANNABEE RESORT WEAR at 3463 State Street Santa Barbara CA 93105. This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Kimberly L. Thompson and Steve M. Thompson 3700 Cedar Vista Santa Barbara CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 17, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva . FBN Number: 2018‑0000179. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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 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 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: B & B STEEL & SUPPLY OF SANTA MARIA INC. at 1233 Furukawa Way Santa Maria, CA 93458; B & B Surplus INC. 7020 Rosedale HWY, Bakersfield, CA 93308. This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: B & B Surplus INC. 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: 2018‑0000308. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MISSION WEALTH, MISSION WEALTH MANAGEMENT at 1111 Chapala ST. 3rd Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mission Wealth Management, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Partnership Signed: Mission Wealth Management, LLC This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 01, 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: 2018‑0000370. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: UNIFIED DISTRICT PRINT COMPANY at 4280 Calle Real #70 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Robert Simentales (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Robert Simentales. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018‑0000463. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: EARLY BIRD FLEA MARKET at 937 South Thornburg, Santa Maria, CA 93458; Flavio Canales Palma and Luisa Reyes‑Ramirez 1204 San Andres Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Flavio Canales Palma. 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: 2018‑0000258. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8 2018.

OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE GOLETA COMMUNITY DESIGN REVIEW BOARD VACANCY – (3) Three The Design Review Board meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 3:00 p.m., and are compensated at the rate of $50.00 per meeting. Three (3) appointments will be made to the Design Review Board for the following positions: • Landscape Professional Licensed (Landscape Architect or Landscape Contractor) • At-large Member (Must reside within City Limits) • Licensed Architect Deadline for application submittal is February 20, 2018 by 5:00 p.m., Applications may be submitted online at www.cityofgoleta.org/city-hall/ city-clerk/boards-commissions. If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Lopez, City Clerk at (805) 961-7505 (dlopez@cityofgoleta.org).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE GOOD CAPTAIN SEAFOOD at 1912 Castillo ST. Unit A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; John Emmett Hoadley (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: John Emmett Hoadley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 06, 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: 2018‑0000412. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8 2018.. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HEALTHY WARRIOR MEAL PREP at 604 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mia Rose Pasqualucci 308 West Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Mia Rose Pasqualucci. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 07, 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: 2018‑0000437. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REBELS OF THE SEA at 140 W. Highway 246 Unit 735, Buellton, CA 93427; Robert Falcon 583 Central Ave. Buellton, CA 93427. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Robert Falcon. 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 Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2018‑0000153. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CORNERSTONE LANDSCAPES at 265 Nogal Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Gregory Hyman 265 Nogal Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Gregory Hyman. 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: 2018‑0000273. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: IT WORKS MUSIC at 1812 Mountain Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Wylliam Carruthers (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Wylliam Carruthers. 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0000247. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PETCO #2164 at 615 E Betteravia Avenue, Santa Maria, CA 93454. This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Petco Animal Supplies Stores, INC 10850 Via Frontera, San Diego, CA 92127. 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: 2018‑0000229. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8, 2018.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: COLLABORATIVE EVENTS, LUCIDITY, LUCIDITY COLLABORATIVE EVENTS, LUCIDITY FESTIVAL at 101 S Quarantina, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Lucidity Festival LLC, 5684 Encina Rd, Goleta, CA 93117. This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Allyson Gomez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Tania Paredes. FBN Number: 2018‑0000465. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: C’EST CHEESE at 825 Santa Barbara ST, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Corporation (same address) Signed: C’EST CHEESE, INC. 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0000396. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: BEA FURNISHINGS at 208 Palm Ave Santa Barbara, CA 9301; Joanna Shultz 325 W Pedregosa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Joanna Shultz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 02, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2018‑0000392. Published: Feb 15, 22 and Mar 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SISTERS LEGAL DOCUMENT PREPARATION at 306 E. Haley ST. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Josefina R. Martinez 30 Plumas Ave. Goleta, CA 93117. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Josefina Martinez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on FEB 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0000482. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SAY WHEN at 1034 W. Aviation Drive, Lompoc, CA 93436; Pigeon, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Rachel Silkowski, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0000480. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ROSALES CAR WASH AND AUTO MOBILE DETAILING at 609 W. Junipero St. #2, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Alejandro Rosales. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 6, 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: 2018‑0000417. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COASTLINE TRANSPORTATION at 431 Via Roma Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Greg Benavidez Jr (same address) Natalie Benavidez (samea address). This business is conducted by an Married Couple (same address) Signed: Greg Benavidez Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 07, 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: 2018‑0000441. Published. Feb 15, 22. Mar 1, 8 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FLO TEK SEWER & DRAIN CLEANING at 1121 East Gutierrez Street Santa Barbara CA 93103. This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Juan Jose Campos and Norma Victoria Campos 1131 Camellia Street Oxnard CA 93036. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 19, 2018 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2018‑0000221. Published. Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLOS TIBURON at 84 Industrial Way Unit C Buellton, CA 93427; Mailing address PO Box 769 Buellton, CA 93427. This business is conducted by A Married Couple: Jennifer Roark and Ryan Roark Signed: Ryan Roark. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 4, 2018 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018‑0000060. Published: Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: MONTECITO WEDDINGS at 3710 Amalfi Way #B, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) 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: 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. 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 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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Design Review Board Goleta City Hall – Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Design Review Board (DRB) of the City of Goleta will conduct a public hearing on the date set forth above to consider the following new project: Conceptual Review New Industrial Use Building 6864 and 6868 Cortona Dr. (APN 073-140-027) Case No. 17-094-DRB

Design Review People’s Self Help Housing at Village Los Carneros, Lot 1 Landscape Revisions 10 Longshore Pl. (APN 073-330-032) Case No. 18-006-DRB Providence School Façade and Site Improvements 5383 Hollister Avenue (APN 071-140-075) Case No. 17-033-DRB

PUBLIC COMMENT: This hearing is for design review only. All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/or oral comments. All letters should be addressed to City of Goleta, Planning and Environmental Review, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or email to mchang@cityofgoleta.org. Letters must be received by Planning and Environmental Review no later than 24 hours prior to the DRB meeting. Materials received after this time may not be reviewed prior to the DRB meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The item in this notice is a new item. The DRB agenda may also include items continued from prior meetings. All persons wanting to review any project applications may do so by contacting City of Goleta, Planning and Environmental Review, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or by calling (805) 961-7543. The Agenda, staff reports and project plans will be available approximately one week before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: QUILT PROJECT GOLD COAST at 1615 Calle Canon, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by an Individual (same address) Signed: Neil Coffman‑Grey. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 7, 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: 2018‑0000439. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8 2018.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF Ashley Sarah June Grant ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV00139 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: Ashley Sarah June Grant To: Macauley Grant Becker THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING April 4, 2018 9:30 am, Dept 6, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Jan 12, 2018. by Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk; Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Jan 25. Feb 1, 8, 15 2018. IN THE MATTER OF CHIU LING WANG ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV00576

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: CHIU LING WANG TO: ALICE CHIULING WANG THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING APRIL 25, 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 Feb 07, 2018 by Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk; Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8, 2018. IN THE MATTER OF NATALIE ANNE MIMS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV00108 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: NATALIE ANNE MIMS TO: NATALIE ANNE MIMS FRICK THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the

petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING APRIL 04, 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. Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8, 2018. IN THE MATTER OF Jose Maria de Jesus Claude Michael Whitehead ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV00134 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: Jose Maria de Jesus Claude Michael Whitehead TO: Jose Maria de Jesus Claude Michael Moon Man Whitehead Sellars y Garcia. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING APRIL 04, 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. Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8, 2018.

NOTICE OF PENDING ACTION BY DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW February 26, 2018, 5:00 PM Providence School and Site Improvements 5385 Hollister Avenue; APN 071-140-075 Case No. 17-033-DPAM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning and Environmental Review Director intends to consider the merits of the proposed amendment to the existing approved Development Plan and take action on the project described below. DECISION DATE AND TIME:

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The applicant proposes to amend an existing Development Plan to change the use of an existing 21,408-square foot building from research and development to a new middle/high school within the PI Zoning District and the Airport Approach Zone. Other associated improvements include the installation of accessible walkways and ramps, new lighting, slight changes to parking lot striping, and minor modifications to landscaping. Additionally, the applicant proposes the installation of an unlit athletic field (non-irrigated, synthetic turf), and the installation of a new outdoor gathering place adjacent to the south elevation of the building. Access to the school would be from Patterson Avenue and Mentor Drive. The project was filed by agent Heidi Jones of Suzanne Elledge Planning & Processing Services (SEPPS) on behalf of Scott Lisea, Providence School, applicant. LOCATION/BACKGROUND: The Project is located within the Pacific Technology Center which is part of an 8.84 gross-acre site zoned Professional and Institutional (PI) in the Inland Area of the City pursuant to §35-315.9 of Article III, Chapter 35, Goleta Municipal Code (Inland Zoning Ordinance) and has a General Plan Land Use Designation of Office and Institutional (O-I). PUBLIC COMMENT: A public hearing will not be held. Anyone interested in this matter is invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed DPAM. All letters should be addressed to Planning and Environmental Review, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117, attention: Jan Hubbell, jhubbell@cityofgoleta.org. Letters must be received by the City Planning and Environmental Review Department no later than Friday at 5:00 PM prior to the action date of February 26, 2018. DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The staff report and related materials for the Director Decision will be available at least 72 hours prior to the action date of February 26, 2018.

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