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Becker Well Capped C rews aboard the 180-foot barge DB Salta Verde (pictured) set up shop just off Summerland early Monday to execute the final phase of a three-year, $1.4 million effort to properly seal the Becker Well, a long-abandoned oil pipe that has been seeping raw crude along one of the South Coast’s most popular beaches. Using a crane, teams managed by Ventura-based engineering firm InterAct positioned an eight-foot-wide cofferdam around the Becker wellhead before clearing water, sand, and cobblestones to a depth of nearly 30 feet below the ocean floor, explained Steve Curran, an engineer with the California State Lands Commission. They then slipped a thick steel casing around the exposed length of relic pipe, filled it with concrete, and capped

it with a welded plate.“Think of it like this: We have entombed it,” Curran said. “My comment is ‘HURRAY!’ in capital letters!” added Hillary Hauser, executive director of Heal the Ocean (HTO), a nonprofit that spearheaded what she called “a rabid letterwriting campaign” to drum up state funding for the project. HTO has also been a vocal proponent of Senate Bill 44, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s bill signed into law last fall that dedicates $2 million annually to the cleanup of leaky wells and other coastal hazards. Curran said State Lands will begin aerial and underwater surveys this spring of several additional wells off Summerland that were improperly abandoned in the early 20th —Keith Hamm century.

Ready to Evacuate (Again)? The intensity of this week’s rainstorm is expected to peak overnight March 1-2, with rainfall in the range of one-third to twothirds of an inch per hour, according to Santa Barbara County Aware & Prepare emergency alerts. “Moderate to heavy rainfall rates … may be enough to generate isolated mud and debris flows near burn areas. Communities near and below the Thomas, Sherpa, and Whittier burn areas [parts of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria] are strongly recommended to relocate to safer locations.” The county’s Pre-Evacuation Advisory was elevated to a Recommended Evacuation Warning early Wednesday, with the reminder that if the warning is upgraded again, to a Mandatory Evacuation Order, “all persons must be out of the designated areas by Thursday, March 1, at 9 a.m.” The California Highway Patrol intends to keep Highway 101 open during evacuations and will only consider shutting it down if flooding or debris flows threaten public safety, according to officials. The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at Earl Warren Showgrounds, located at 3400 Calle Real. Updates on the storm and evacuations can be found —Keith Hamm at readysbc.org.

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by Keith Hamm n a time when the term “active shooter” instills warranted fear throughout schools nationwide, most of the schoolsafety plans presented to Santa Barbara Unified School District boardmembers on Tuesday evening lacked any reference to the real-world threat of on-campus gun violence, let alone how school leaders, teachers, and students ought to respond to such life-or-death situations. Written for the coming 2018-19 school year, the 18 safety plans — one for each campus — need approval by a board majority. But the discussion rapidly turned from the plans’ finer points to their failures

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NEWS BRIEFS MONTECITO The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers emergency permit allowing mud from the 1/9 Debris Flow to be dumped at Goleta Beach and Ash Avenue in Carpinteria expired last Tuesday. While a considerable amount of mud still exists on private property, the public roads and open spaces are mostly clear, said Scott McGolpin, County Public Works director. “We don’t plan on extending the permit at those locations,” which received roughly 50,000 truck trips totaling 500,000 cubic yards of material. Richie Ramirez, owner of Richie’s Barber Shop on Coast Village Road, is the winner of this year’s Young Professional of the Year Award presented by the Santa Barbara Young Professionals Club. Ramirez gives his time and money freely and regularly to a host of organizations, club leaders said, including Toys for Tots, Court Appointed Special Advocates, the Orfalea Foundation, United Boys & Girls Club, and others. He also held a fundraising event for the Santa Barbara victims of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting and recently opened his shop, which he’s operated for seven years but sat vacant for days after the 1/9 Debris Flow, for a Firefighters Alliance benefit.

LAW & DISORDER Gilbert Ramirez, 90, died after being hit by a vehicle shortly before 7 p.m. on 2/24 while crossing the 500 block of State Street. The driver, who was from out of town and may have been distracted by a digital mapping device, stopped and called 9-1-1; alcohol does not appear to be a factor. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Ramirez was a World War II veteran and a landscaper by profession. He collected and sold succulents, cycads, and other rare plants. He was also very popular for his energetic dancing, which he did most weekends at The James Joyce, Wildcat Lounge, and The Red Piano in downtown Santa Barbara. He was preceded in death by Carmen Ramirez, his wife of nearly 66 years, who died in April 2016, and leaves behind three children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Physical therapist Yvonne Alish Castillo, 34, pleaded guilty last week to felony grand theft after charging two of her elderly clients nearly $200,000 for inhome Pilates classes in a little over three years. When interviewed by law enforcement, Castillo reportedly admitted to “taking advantage” of the victims, who told officials Castillo “masqueraded as one person and behaved like a criminal. The only difference was her costume. She wore expensive Pilates pants instead of a ski mask.” Castillo will be placed on probation for four years and be ordered to pay $104,000 in restitution and to serve six months in jail. A suspect was arrested for a 2/23 stabbing after voluntarily going to talk to Sheriff’s deputies at Isla Vista Foot Patrol. Cyrus Rocky McClain, 19, lives in I.V. and got into a fight with the boyfriend of a 24-year-old UCSB student around 11 p.m. on the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The young woman received a nonlife-threatening stab wound to the pelvis and is recovering. McClain ran from the incident but was identified by community members. He was booked into County Jail on $350,000 bail. CONT’D ON PAGE 10 

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urpassing Humboldt County for the number-one spot, Santa Barbara County growers now hold the most temporary licenses for cannabis cultivation statewide. County Supervisor Janet Wolf, who represents the Goleta Valley, expressed frustration on Tuesday that it appeared there was little she and her colleagues could do at this point to prevent the region from becoming the state’s cannabis capital.“We need to know where these places are,” she said. “They are growing exponentially. I am concerned, and I don’t know if we can open the door to caps now.” In other words, the genie is out of the bottle. More than 450 temporary licenses have been issued to growers countywide, according to state records. These are supposed to go only to growers of medical marijuana who have been operating in the county for years and with signed affidavits. (County officials have previously admitted they have no way of verifying this.) Everyone else has to wait

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he parents of Connor O’Keefe, the Santa Barbara High School student killed by a train last March, have filed legal papers suing Amtrak, Caltrans, the County of Santa Barbara, and the City of Santa Barbara, but not—conspicuously—Union Pacific, which owns the railroad tracks. O’Keefe was killed while walking along the tracks near Fernald Point. The lawsuit alleges the named parties failed to provide adequate signage, access restrictions, warning, and protection for people crossing the tracks to get to and from the nearby beach. Anthony Vieira, attorney for the parents, described this area as “a concealed trap,” adding,“Defendants failed to warn [O’Keefe] of the trap.” Likewise, the lawsuit alleges that train engineer Gavin Todd was not properly trained to blow the horn and slow down as he rounded the bend near Ortega Hill. As

a result, Todd “failed to apply the brakes … to give the decedent more time to get out of the path … and failed to repair fencing in the area that allowed persons to access the railroad bed and tracks even though the Defendants had actual knowledge of pedestrians’ frequent use of the railroad track and bed to access Fernald Point and Shark’s Cove.” O’Keefe was known as a talented water polo player. Friends said he was struggling with depression at the time of his death, giving rise to speculation that his demise was self-inflicted. The Coroner’s Office found otherwise and ruled the death accidental. Train deaths have grown more common in recent years. According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, there have been 26 train deaths in Santa Barbara County from 2015 through 2017. Of those, half were —Nick Welsh deemed accidental.

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brother, according to his grandfather, David Bacon. His rifle had jammed, and when he tried to clear the chamber, it discharged, Forest Service spokesperson Andrew Madsen said. Until the range is reopened in 30 days, using a firearm there could result in $5,000-$10,000 in fines and six months’ imprisonment.

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Susan Epstein stunned her supporters and the local political community on Tuesday when she announced in a mass email she would end her campaign for 2nd District supervisor. “This is a hard note to write,” she said. “So many people across our community and beyond have joined our campaign for County Supervisor and offered support in many forms … . Unfortunately, I have decided to end the campaign for County Supervisor for personal reasons.” Epstein had raised about $120,000 in three months for what was expected to be a spirited race against Santa Barbara City Councilmember Gregg Hart. The Glass Factory shooting range was closed by the Santa Barbara Ranger District on 2/26 while investigators review potential public safety issues. Teenager Kaiden Vague accidentally shot himself there on 2/15; he died in the hospital the next day. The Dos Pueblos High School student had been target shooting with his father and THE INDEPENDENT

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for an annual license until the county’s cannabis ordinance is formally in place. One license, however, does not necessarily translate to one farm; a single operator can hold dozens of licenses. For instance, Central Coast Farmers Market Management holds more than 100 licenses. Plus, there are all kinds of partnerships. And some businesses plan to have multiple points of the supply chain—nurseries, cultivation, manufacturing, and retail—in a single location. Agriculture is the county’s number-one industry, which could explain why area growers have already obtained the most temporary licenses statewide. Many farmers, particularly in Carpinteria, once grew many other crops before they switched to cannabis. This ever-morphing industry is giving conventional farmers pause, and there’s worry, for instance, that county cannabis rules could set a precedent for placing restrictions on broccoli and strawberries.

PEOPLE The longtime curator of the Living Collection at Lotusland and widely respected Santa Barbara Independent gardening columnist Virginia Hayes died of natural causes on 2/21. She retired her column in 2014 and stepped down as curator in 2017 after a 25-year career at Lotusland. Hayes was an expert in exotic plants like cycads and lotuses, but her gift was her appreciation of the backyard garden and gardener. During her tenure, she trained each of Lotusland’s docents, telling them to “Let the garden speak for itself” while also working to “protect the integrity of the gardens, the quality of the horticulture, and the historical perspective” of Lotusland’s founder, Ganna Walska. Hayes was n 67.


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County CEO Mona Miyasato Praised as Quietly Effective by Kelsey Brugger t one point in her life, Mona Miyasato thought about becoming a journalist. But after obtaining a graduate degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Miyasato decided she would like to “be in the game rather than writing about it.” Now, as Santa Barbara County executive officer, Miyasato has certainly been in the game. Early in her tenure, six college students were killed in the Isla Vista mass murder. Since then, there have been multiple wildfires, the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill, and, most recently, the biggest wildfire in the state record, followed by the deadly 1/9 Debris Flow. As the county’s top administrator — earning $250,000 in annual salary— Miyasato plays a significant role in steering the enormous vessel of county government that’s responsible for a lot of things, not the least of which include Flood Control and Public Works — two departments that the Montecito disaster has elevated more prominently in the public eye. The Montecito recovery effort is expected to cost the county up to $9 million. This “local share” will come out of county reserves, she said. This hit is on top of the roughly $29 million deficit, largely due to escalating employee pension costs. Born in the San Gabriel Valley, Miyasato grew up with a father who valued public service and instilled in her and her siblings a sense of civic responsibility, she said. After the Korean War, he went to college on the GI Bill and later became a manager in a chemical corporation. Her mom was an executive secretary. Before Harvard, Miyasato studied economics and political science at UC Berkeley. Operating primarily behind the scenes, she has an uncanny ability to earn praise from all parts of the political spectrum.“She is quietly effective,” said Bob Geis, the county’s former auditor-controller, who worked with many CEOs in his 37-year career. Miyasato recalled the night of January 9 storm as “unimaginable,” she said. “We were all prepared. It was still really a shock.” She said she is “100 percent convinced we as a

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county did everything we could have done at the time.” County officials prepared for the storm that was predicted, not the storm that occurred, she said. With more storms expected, she added, “We are always learning from past experiences.” She called Flood Control Director Tom Fayram her “hero.” Miyasato previously held similar government posts — as the second in command in Marin County and as the deputy city manager in Santa Monica. When she arrived in Santa Barbara, she brought a human component to the management role. Several days into the Thomas Fire, she got choked up briefly during a Board of Supervisors hearing while thanking county staff for their unwavering dedication to public service. The job of County Executive Officer falls into an unusual role that mixes the mundaneness of bureaucracy with nuanced local politics. She has five bosses — the county supervisors — each with their own distinct political viewpoints and personalities. She has to cater to the board majority, an awkward role at times. For example, in June 2015, a 3-2 board vote sent her to Washington, D.C., to speak in opposition to a Chumashsponsored bill; at the same time, Supervisor Steve Lavagnino was in D.C. to voice the opposing position. Congressmember Salud Carbajal, who spent 24 years in county government, said Miyasato is one of the most talented public executives he has ever met. Conservative watchdog Andy Caldwell, who has berated the county supervisors for 25 years, said in an email that he believed she gave “EVERYTHING she had during the fire and the flood. And that is all we can ask for.” But ultimately he said the three supervisors in the majority hamstring every CEO.“I would love to see what Mona would put on her list for re-visioning if she were free to speak and act as the County Executive Officer” as opposed to “continuously be counting to three each and every Tuesday.” Still struggling with the aftermath of Santa Barbara County’s worst natural disaster, Miyasato is reminded of a quote from the movie The Martian:“You solve one problem, and you solve the next one.” n

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udge Thomas Anderle ruled in favor of 36 families suing SoCal Edison for causing the Thomas Fire and the subsequent Montecito debris flow that killed at least 21 people, granting a temporary restraining order that requires the utility company to preserve, protect, and warehouse damaged utility poles and other equipment extricated from where the fire originated near Santa Paula. Within 30 days, SoCal Edison must allow investigators for the plaintiffs access to the damaged equipment for inspection. SoCal Edison spokesperson Steven Conroy insisted the company would have done the same without a judge’s order “out of an abundance of caution,” adding that the damaged poles and transformers had to be removed to restore service and would have been warehoused regardless. Conroy noted that the cause of the wildfire has not been established; Cal Fire officials are still investigating. Representing the plaintiffs, Robert Curtis stated Anderle’s ruling guarantees access to the equipment in question sooner rather than later. He noted that in a past case, Edison

was fined $17 million — part of a $37 million settlement — by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for allegedly lying about the cause of the 2007 Malibu Fire, misrepresenting evidence, and chopping up old utility poles and other equipment into so many parts that no forensic sense could be made of them. The company was fined again for similar misrepresentations surrounding a Santa Ana windstorm that left 440,000 customers without electricity in 2011. The City of Santa Barbara has also filed a lawsuit against SoCal Edison. The company’s failure to maintain its power lines and equipment, the city’s lawsuit alleges, was “despicable,” subjecting the plaintiffs to “cruel and unjust hardship.” The disaster was “entirely preventable,” not to be dismissed as “an Act of God,” the lawsuit alleges. The filing by City Hall brings the total number of lawsuits against SoCal Edison in connection with the Thomas Fire to 14. Of those, one is the mass tort case that gave rise to the temporary restraining order argued in Judge Anderle’s courtroom. Another is a class action lawsuit. The rest are individual claims. —Nick Welsh

‘Active Shooter’ Prep Cont’d from p. 9 to kill female students, accompanied by a list of girls who ought to die — a pair of prominent school shootings have slumped the nation into mourning as mostly inflammatory debates flare up on gun control. On January 23, a 15-year-old student at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, opened fire with a handgun, killing two. On Valentine’s Day, a 19-yearold gunman killed 17 people, including 14 students, at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Closer to home, on February 16, Santa Maria High School parents pulled their children from classes after becoming aware of a social media post of a student brandishing a handgun, with the caption, “F_ _K it!” On February 22, a Cabrillo High School bus carrying 20-30 students in Lompoc was peppered with shots from a BB or pellet gun, cracking a passenger window. Nobody was injured. The next day, deputies with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Office arrested a 13-year-old Carpinteria Middle School kid who said in front of several fellow students that he was going to shoot up the school. Deputies searched the boy’s home and found no firearms, “but the threat was still made and it met the threshold for a criminal violation,” Sergeant Brad Welch said, explaining that student witnesses had “felt sustained fear [and believed] that this guy meant business.” Santa Barbara Unified schools have not drilled for lockdown or shelter-inplace situations, said Frann Wageneck, the district’s head of Student Services. She echoed Capps’s concerns, saying the safety plans, as written, had “much room for growth.” There was also some quiet headshaking as boardmembers learned that Goleta Valley Junior High and Dos Pueblos 12

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High School do not have intercom/publicaddress systems. Superintendent Cary Matsuoka said the district will remedy that issue with voter-approved bond monies stipulated for technological upgrades. “It will be handled,” he said. At the speaker podium,San Marcos parent Ericka Dixon of Santa Barbara Parents for High School Safety said the group is mostly concerned with administrators putting together consistent, district-wide plans — with steady refreshers —“so that everybody is speaking the same language.” She added that in California, 22 percent of students report feeling depressed or hopeless, and those are the ones in need of the most care “so they don’t get to a place where violence is their only expression of power.” “There’s been so much research [to inform] an exemplary plan,” said Capps. “I don’t feel comfortable just rubber-stamping these plans.” Wageneck suggested moving forward with the vote to submit the plans to the state before deadline but amend them in the coming months, especially with the arrival later this year of a newly hired district-wide safety coordinator. “We’re looking for a person from public safety, not an educator,” she said, stressing that coming up with meaningful guidelines and practice procedures will have to include extensive consultations with law-enforcement and emergency-response personnel. Plus, she added, there will be subtler nuances to consider, such as, How do you talk about an active-shooter situation with a 1st grader? “We don’t need to rewrite these plans before moving forward [tonight],” she said, “but there’s an urgency to it … and you absolutely have my commitment to do it.”

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enants at 55 Ocean View Avenue have seen it all. Twice in the past 17 months, their apartment building — a modest two-story complex populated by working families and a few retired teachers—has been “discovered” by real estate investors from Los Angeles. For the occupants, the results have been unsettling. “These investors from L.A. come up here, increase our rents, flip the property, and move on so the next group of investors can do the same,” said one tenant who insisted on anonymity.“These people come up here, buy it all up, and there’s nothing you can do about it,” said another. It started in August 2016, when Xenon Investments—out of Los Angeles—bought the property for $3.7 million from the group of Glendale investors who bought it in 2005, chopped down more than 20 mature trees, power-washed the building, applied a new coat of paint, and installed laminate floors. In 14 months, Xenon increased rents no less than three times. Last November, Xenon sold to a Manhattan Beach developer named Bryan Bohlinger for $4.3 million, and he immediately set out to further upgrade the building. Construction would begin in earnest; tenants were given 60 days’ notice. Rents would go up, reportedly to $3,000 a month for a two-bedroom unit. For one tenant, that would be a monthly increase of $1,000; for another, it would be closer to $600. Bohlinger — whose Facebook page reveals him to be an attractive, plaid-wearing dad concerned about the plight of Syrian Christians and the unborn—was not eager to talk. In Santa Barbara’s cruel rental market, this is not news so much as it is background noise. Under existing rules and regulations, Ocean View tenants—some who’ve been there more than 20 years—are out of luck. Even if the City Council were to adopt tenant protections hatched by a task force of landlords and tenant advocates, they’d still be out of luck. One of those provisions

would require landlords to pay tenants up to $5,000 in relocation assistance. But that applies only to complexes with 15 units or more. Another provision would require mediation over evictions like this. Another would require one-year leases. But this package is at least six months away from council cogitation, let alone adoption. Tenant advocates like Frank Rodriguez — who sat on the task force from which these provisions emerged — insist what’s needed is a just-cause-eviction ordinance and will no doubt soon be lobbying City Council to enact just that. Rodriguez supports new rental housing development, but only if existing rental housing isn’t destroyed in the process.“Our mantra these days is ‘Development without displacement,’” said Rodriguez, a policy associate with the group CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy). That, however, is a lot easier said than done. In the meantime, City Hall is grappling with new state laws designed to encourage the development of new housing by limiting what restrictions local governments can impose. The biggest involves what used to be known as a granny flat and now goes by the term Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). For years, granny flats existed only as a theoretical possibility, rendered utterly unattainable by city guidelines. But last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill taking most discretionary review of ADUs away from local governments. City planners responded by unveiling a proposed ordinance Tuesday that could allow as many as 11,000 new granny units to be developed pretty much everywhere within city limits except for high-fire-risk zones. No action was taken, but 90 minutes were spent in deliberation. Still unclear is whether City Hall can require the new units to be owner occupied. The rationale for that is to discourage real estate investors from buying up singlefamily homes, converting them to duplexes with the addition of an ADU, and renting n them out.

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Concealed-Carry Bill and Assault Weapon Loopholes Worry Santa Barbara Officials by Tyler Hayden merica’s most recent shooting massacre, which left 14 Florida high school students and three faculty members dead, has once against thrown gun control into the familiar spotlight of intense national debate. President Donald Trump’s pronouncement that arming teachers is the best way to stop school shooting rampages might be dominating national news, but in Santa Barbara, officials worry that the greatest threats to public safety lie with pending Congressional legislation and loopholes in California laws that allow licensed gun dealers to sell all the parts necessary to assemble a military-style assault weapon. Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley doesn’t scare easily, but she was unnerved when she learned of a federal bill quietly winding its way through Congress that would make concealed-carry gun permits more like driver’s licenses, transportable across state lines. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act—which coasted through the House of Representatives in December and has the full backing of the president—would allow any person with a permit to carry a hidden firearm in one state to carry their weapon in any other state. “That is terrifying,” Dudley said. “Whatever gun laws we’re pushing in California go right out the door.” Six weeks ago, Dudley joined Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance alongside other members of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV)—a nonpartisan coalition of DAs from all over the United States—to lobby senators against supporting the bill.“It would be incredibly unsafe for the community and for law enforcement officers,” she said. Representative Salud Carbajal was in the House minority when he voted against the Reciprocity Act, and he’s been outspokenly critical of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) lobbying influence on his Republican colleagues. “NRA stands for No Republican Action,” he declared. Carbajal called the bill a “shameful” piece of proposed legislation that would undermine California law by forcing the state to recognize lax concealed-carry-permit standards elsewhere, including in the 12 states that allow concealed carry without any permits whatsoever. “As our students lead the nation to demand progress on commonsense gun-safety measures, this bill is an extremely dangerous step backward,” Carbajal said.“I was horrified to watch my colleagues in the House pass this legislation.” The NRA has made the bill its top legislative priority, and the Senate will take it up this spring. Meanwhile, Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown continues his efforts, which he began upon taking office in 2006, to keep the county’s number of concealed-carry permits to a minimum. Under previous sheriffs, there may have been as many as 150 residents walking around with hidden guns. Today, only 82 people possess concealed-carry permits, with one application pending. Comparatively, more than 800 licenses are on the books in Ventura County and nearly 500 in San Luis Obispo County. Brown vets each application personally, and the criterion for approval is strict but straightforward: A petitioner must prove the need to arm themselves based on their occupation or due to a credible threat to themselves or a family member. Among Santa Barbara’s 82 carriers are judges, attorneys, gun dealers, firearm instructors, jewelers, private investigators, security contractors, and pilots. As California prepares to buttress itself against the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act—it’s almost certain to sue to block implementation of the bill—the State Legislature continues to add to its already solid framework of gun reg-

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ulations. Assemblymember Monique Limón, who represents Santa Barbara and the southern Central Coast, said that in many ways California leads the country in sensible gun-safety laws. Limón pointed to Assembly Bill 424, the Gun Free School Zones law enacted last year, which made school campuses completely firearm free. Before its implementation, and unknown to most parents and students, anyone with a valid California concealed-weapons permit could walk onto a school, college, or university campus with a handgun. Limón said the new ban clearly conflicts with Trump’s announcement that teachers should pack heat, and it’s anyone’s guess how the regulations would be reconciled. Limón also referenced Assembly Bill 7, which closed a loophole by banning, in addition to handguns, the open carry of rifles on unincorporated county land (not including hunting grounds or target ranges). The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department requested AB 7 after multiple incidents during which gun rights activists carrying rifles marched through urban areas of the county. “Legislation is meant to provide an approach that makes it harder for the wrong people to have and use guns,” said Limón. “But at the end of the day, it’s going to take more than a law. It’s going to take a whole lot of conversations and approaches about how to make communities safe.” DA Dudley said it’s an oversimplification to connect mental illness with gun violence, a link that is often discussed. The nexus, in reality, is much more complicated. People with mental illness are more likely to become victims of gun violence than to perpetrate it. The greatest predictors of gun violence Dudley cited are holding previous gun offenses, having a history of child or spousal abuse, and being a male between the ages of 18 and 25.“That last one isn’t a popular indicator, but it’s a fact,” said Dudley. She plans to focus on domestic violence cases and to ensure victims receive the support and services they need.“It wasn’t the takeaway I expected,” she said.“But this is where I can make a difference.” As many educators, politicians, and journalists have observed, this time feels different despite the pushback by pro-gun lobbyists, And Assemblymember Limón agrees. The momentum generated by gun-safety activists seems more sustained, powered by the contagious energy of the teenage Florida survivors and the nationwide demonstrations they’ve organized. LimÓn wondered: “Is this the moment where landmark legislation gets through?” The 19-year-old perpetrator of the Florida shooting purchased his weapon of mass destruction—a semi-automatic AR-15–style rifle—legally, thus reigniting debate at all levels of government over the private permitting of military-grade gunnery. California already has an assault weapons ban, which was reinforced with language addressing fast-reload

AROUND THE LAW: It’s illegal in California to purchase an AR-15 rifle like this one owned by a Santa Barbara resident because it has a collapsible stock, pistol grip, and muzzle flash suppressor that violate the state’s assault-weapon laws. But buyers can simply get a legal “featureless” rifle; purchase the stock, grip, and flash suppressor separately; and install the components themselves. It’s a loophole in the law that DA Joyce Dudley said needs to be fixed.

mechanisms in 2016, but enthusiasts and criminals quickly found a way around the law. Legal “featureless” AR-15 rifles and other similar makes and models of high-powered rifles are available for purchase from licensed gun dealers throughout the state, including Santa Barbara County. These firearms are built approximately 80 percent complete compared to their fully optioned counterparts; they lack pistol grips, muzzle flash suppressors, or collapsible stocks. Those components can be purchased separately and self-installed. Detective Jarrett Morris with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office said his investigations unit has confiscated 228 semiautomatic rifles over the last five years from crime scenes, during traffic stops, or from individuals prohibited from owning them. While some were etched with legitimate serial numbers, others were naked of identification and classified as “ghost guns.” Morris said it’s nearly impossible to distinguish between a “featureless” rifle with the added components and one that was purchased fully assembled. Morris said his unit doesn’t often deal with the criminal manufacture or sale of guns. When it does, the case jumps to the top of their list. “We take these crimes very seriously,” he said. The public and media tend to focus on the AR-15, but “there are other powerful weapons out there used for hunting that are just as dangerous.” In Santa Barbara in 2016, firearms—both handguns and rifles—were used in 31 robberies and 68 assaults. Information on the number of firearms registered in Santa Barbara County and how often they were used in murders is only available through the California Department of Justice, Sheriff’s Office officials said. Department of Justice press secretary Jennifer Molina said she was too busy to provide the data. According to available statewide numbers, there are 10,226 people within the Department of Justice’s Armed and Prohibited Persons System, a list that identifies people with criminal records or severe mental illnesses who managed to buy guns. About 2,000 live in Los Angeles County. Last year, California Department of Justice agents investigated more than 8,500 people and seized 3,999 pistols and long guns in the process. The Department of Justice also regularly notifies individual counties’ district attorneys when a prohibited person tries to purchase a gun. The attempt is itself a crime. This January alone, the department alerted Dudley to a Santa Barbara resident with a felony drug conviction and another resident with mental-health problems who both illegally tried to buy firearms. n

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BANG BANG: I don’t know that there’s any moral to this story, only a beginning and

maybe the hint of an end. To the extent there is one, it’s probably that you’d best not shoot up a building full of high school students. It turns out they don’t much like it. Or at least the students at Florida’s Stoneman Douglas didn’t. Two weeks out from this year’s infamous Valentine’s Day shooting — which left 17 dead and many others wounded—and these kids still won’t shut up about it. The way they’re acting, you’d think they were the only ones to be lit up by an angry whack job armed with an AR-15. Get over it. Apparently, the students at Stoneman Douglas have other ideas. They have stubbornly refused to go quietly into anyone’s good night. For starters, they have successfully defied the attention-deficit-disordered confines of traditional news cycles. By now, the story should have died. Yet we’re still talking about it. More than that, they’ve done the impossible: They’ve made Wayne La Pierre and the National Rifle Association (NRA) squirm. They’ve targeted companies doing business with the NRA with economic boycott, and it’s working. Hotels, airlines, and rent-a-car companies that have long offered rate breaks to NRA members are now having second thoughts. For as long as anyone can remember, the universe has been ruled by gravity, friction, fear,

and inertia. And the NRA. When 20 1st and 2nd graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School —not to mention six teachers—got ventilated in 2012, the NRA weathered that storm with barely a ripple. Likewise when 58 countrymusic lovers suddenly met their maker during a fatal fusillade in Las Vegas last October 1. Like the Sandy Hook victims, they were overwhelmingly white. But the inalienable privilege of whiteness hasn’t much mattered when it’s come to the rights of lone gunmen wanting to go out with a bang. The only lasting legacy of that carnage, it seems, is a class-action lawsuit just filed by some of the 22,000 surviving concertgoers demanding a refund on their tickets, which cost more than $250 a pop. The number 58 should astonish. But it tells only a tiny fraction of the toll. It turns out 851 injured people in Vegas required hospitalization. Of those, 422 —more than half — sustained gunshot wounds. Not all gunshot wounds, by the way, are equal. A highvelocity bullet — such as the ones fired by an AR-15—travels through your body with all the finesse and delicacy of a high-speed oil tanker; what the bullet doesn’t destroy, the force of its wake will. In Vegas, the shooter managed to fire off more than 1,100 rounds. I’m no expert on guns or gun-control laws. Last time I went shooting, I was 13. Some friends and I got stoned out of our minds, armed ourselves with shotguns, and walked—like the pack of pseudo-desperados

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we wanted to think we were—the backcountry roads of then-rural Frederick, Maryland. We blasted off rounds at will. It was loud; it was cool. Eddie Eagle might have cringed, but no one got hurt except a bird I happened to shoot for no real reason out of the sky. Fast-forward a few decades, when I thought I might make a few bucks on the side working as a pedicab driver here in Santa Barbara. I remember having to stand in line at the Santa Barbara Police Department, waiting to get fingerprinted and photographed. To pedal a

cab, the Department of Justice had to run a background check on me. They wanted to

make sure I wasn’t a predator. It took them a few weeks, but it turns out I wasn’t. I think about that process every time there’s another shooting. How many of those shooters would have passed the pedicab test? In Santa Barbara, the good news is that our creepy kids —or at least the ones now causing trouble at San Marcos High School — send out threatening chat-room videos that show the creepy things they’d like to do to girls using a musket and bayonet. Sick stuff. But a musket takes a lot of time to load. You get one shot off and then have to load again. If you’re really efficient, you can get off three rounds in a minute. AR-15s are not so leisurely. Santa Barbara County, you should know, reportedly leads all 58 California counties in terms of seizing guns from people deemed mentally unstable via some-

thing known as a gun-violence restraining order. In the past few years, law enforcement

has seized a couple hundred automatic and semiautomatic weapons. Republican leadership is blaming the FBI and police for failing to do their jobs, and of course, they did. Such failures, however, are inevitable. People have a tendency to screw up when confronting someone firing liquid lead at them. They’re blaming the mentally ill, as well. If only it were so simple. Are the creepy kids at San Marcos mentally ill? Or something else? Maybe the real question is — as Santa Barbara County Undersheriff Bernard Melekian put it — “How and when should government intervene in the lives of the strange?” There has to be a line,

Melekian said, between “arresting people and doing nothing.” By the time we figure that out, the number of AR-15s in circulation will have doubled from 10 million to 20 million. After the first Valentine’s Day Massacre — back in 1929, when seven Chicago mobsters got machine gunned to death—the federal government saw fit to effectively outlaw Tommy guns by taxing them into extinction. In the meantime, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Virginia just upheld a Maryland law banning 45 types of assault weapons. The Second Amendment protections, the judges ruled, don’t apply to “weapons of war.” In the meantime, I better find out if my pedicab license has lapsed. — Nick Welsh

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nce again, the managers of the county psychiatric care operation (under the pseudonym “Behavioral Wellness”) have stepped in to deter the provision of needed help for the folks they are charged to aid [independent.com/nojuveyconversion]. The department objects to the use of the former juvenile hall facility, which was to be made available to supplement the “locked-care” resources of the county, because it is “not ideal” for this purpose. This is consistent with what seems to be decades of sabotage to the effort to attend to the difficult population with mental-health issues requiring more than “walk-in” care. As a result, this population has ended up mostly in the County Jail. It is thus almost sickening to read that Director Alice Gleghorn objects to the use of the old juvenile hall facility on the basis that it is “rows of cell blocks.” Does she find the jail less objectionable? As director, she should have the leadership, talent, and competency to provide the care these charges deserve, even if the facility offered for that purpose is not architecturally ideal. Either this management task is not apparently within her competency or we can take her objection to the structure of the old juvenile hall as more picky evidence of her department’s historical unwillingness to deal with this population at all. As a result of this obtrusiveness, Santa Barbara County will extend its embarrassing failure to meet the burden it owes to care locally and therapeutically for these souls. And, where is the Board of Supervisors — Glen Mowrer, S.B. in this silliness?

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ou can call it coincidence, but the new morning train may be thanks to the 101 closure after Montecito’s debris flow [independent.com/morningcommuters train]. People I’ve talked to think it made a difference. A number of decision makers needed to agree on the rescheduling of the Pacific Surfliner to an earlier

arrival time in Santa Barbara to accommodate commuters. The previous, failed attempt raised doubts in their minds. But the unprecedented, standing-roomonly crowd — when the other closest option was a boat — made an impression. And people who may never have ridden the train before liked it. People had no problem availing themselves of the train as their alternative transportation. Naysayers of the morning train had said they doubted that people would actually ride it, but finally — Dennis Story, here was the proof! boardmember, S.B. Rail Task Force, RailPAC.org

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f you walk down State Street, there are a lot of empty stores. That’s a sad sight, and first impressions leave lasting impressions of the American Riviera. People who disembark from cruise ships to see the city probably wonder about all the empty places and the lackluster State Street entrance leading into our town and beautiful mountains. More money should be spent to help attract viable businesses to State Street, including spending city funds on art to spruce up the area. Also, why not give away T-shirts promoting the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the wharf, the wineries, and the Mission? I bet the cruise-ship companies would be willing to pick up some of the costs. What a great way to promote tourism in our community, especially in Montecito, which needs as much tourism as possible because of the flood’s impact on the economy. — Raul Hernandez, S.B.

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Joan Fallert 12/30/25-02/15/18

Joan Fallert, born December 30, 1925 in New York City, died peacefully in her apartment at the Vista Del Monte Retirement Community in Santa Barbara, California, on February 15, 2018. She was predeceased by beloved husband, Jerome "Jerry" Fallert (married September 7, 1946), parents Frances Wiener and David Wiener, and brother Martin Wiener, among many other relatives and friends. Joan is survived by daughters Karen Brown (spouse, Guy Wright) and Winifred "Freddie" Holmes (spouse, Richard "Rick" Holmes); nieces Joan Fallert (spouse, Dan Boliaris), and Diane Wiener (partner, Michele "Cheli" Paetow), and other nieces, nephews, and their spouses; grandchildren Freedom Johnson (spouse Kelly Johnson), Elijah Johnson (spouse, Guenevere Johnson), Corinna Fenton (spouse, John Fenton), Merlin Holmes (spouse, Cathleen "Cat" Holmes), Luella Delano (spouse, Matt Delano), Tessa Holmes (engaged to Kevin Bond), Miles Holmes, and Michele Riemer; and great-grandchildren Blaise Johnson, Caelin Tucker, Carys Johnson, Makayla Johnson, Evan Johnson, Shaylan Johnson, Sasha Fenton, Hannah Fenton, Cecelia Fenton, Emma Holmes, Ava Holmes, Harper Holmes, Lucas Delano, Kaia Rae Delano (upcoming), and Tristan Bond. Joan was a brilliant teacher, acclaimed poet and writer, avid photographer, esteemed actor, and stalwart peace and social justice activist, whose labors of love were influenced by myriad genres and media, especially fiction, poetry, mythology, sculpture, pottery, painting, still photography, music, and film. Joan was affiliated with numerous civic organizations, including the League of Women Voters. She was committed to creating an ethical world, replete with care, forwarded by lovingkindness, and motivated by egalitarianism. Joan, with Jerry, and like her democratic socialist parents, was against oppression and violence in all of their forms. Joan remarked that she was "liberal" well before the word's connotation shifted to a negative hue. In current parlance, she was 18

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"progressive." Joan had (and has, still) a devoted circle of friends, mentees, and students, many of whom studied with her in long-standing courses she taught. It was Joan's understanding that literature could impact conversations and, vitally, through insights gleaned in its study, likewise had the potential to influence lasting personal, interpersonal, and societal change, as long as the text under consideration "sustained analysis." After decades of teaching literature and writing at Santa Barbara City College's nationally recognized Adult Education program, she continued teaching similar classes at Vista Del Monte, retiring at age 90. Below is an excerpted section from Joan's "Instructor Biography" for Santa Barbara City College: "Joan Fallert has been a Continuing Ed instructor of literature since 1980, and a writing instructor since 1994. She earned a BA in English literature from Olivet College and an MA from Redlands University, which favored an interdisciplinary approach within her major, and is evident in aspects of her teaching. Fallert's varied career includes teaching 'Insights Through Literature,' for San Bernardino Valley College and writing a monthly column on women's issues, 'Equal Partners,' for the San Bernardino Sun-Telegram. A published poet, she has participated in poetry readings at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and given numerous readings of her own work. Fallert's literature classes, 'Enjoying Contemporary Literature' and 'Fiction Behind the Film' rely heavily on discussion of the emotional and sociological landscape in tandem with literary analysis of each book. Her two sections of 'Recollecting and Writing,' which are essentially workshops, encourage lively student participation." Joan's buoyant "life of the mind" and wise heart moved uniquely and deftly, as might a heron in sometimes-human form, between the realms of public engagement and family sanctuary, because of her compassion, depth, creativity, and pragmatism. Among many other things, Joan loved eating good chocolate, drinking not-too-hot coffee, and relishing not-spicy Chinese food. Needless to say, she had an impressive library. While at Vista, and well before then, Joan was surrounded happily by Jerry's sculpture and decoupage, Karen's pottery and textile arts, and Freddie's illustrations. Theater, recitation, playfulness, wimsy, and faeries both sweet and tricky existed in Joan's arenas alongside works of loss and longing, among them writing by James

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Agee, Toni Morrison, and Virginia Woolf. She appreciated succulent plants, birds -- especially water birds, ravens, and crows -- and cats, physically extant and artful, particularly as illustrated by Edward Gorey and Laurel Burch. The family gives heartfelt thanks to Len Hoffman for taking dear feline, Sweetie. (All are very glad that Sweetie is no longer under the bed.) Family and friends observed Joan commenting at the end of her long, vivid life that, while she "lived with absence" since Jerry's death, she was enjoying "just being." At her time of death, as in life, Joan was at home with herself; the way she left her embodiment was as she had wished -- in quiet dignity, sans measures or suffering. In keeping with her point-ofview with respect to what she called "cyclical, nonlinear, mythical time," Joan understood the world and its inhabitants as interconnected, with death being a natural part of life's course. Joan was, as her dear friend and spiritual comrade Laura Mancuso noted, "an empowered woman to the last breath." A private service was held for available immediate family. All are welcome to a Celebration of Joan's life at the Vista Del Monte Retirement Community on March 29, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. Donations in Joan's memory can be made to the Assistance League of Santa Barbara, the New York Society for Ethical Culture, or a humane cat rescue organization of one's choosing.

Mark Cleveland Mazzetti 07/05/63-02/13/18

Mark Mazzetti, a talented and loving human being, died last week at the too early age of 54 at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Rob and Merrie Mazzetti, in Austin, Texas. Mark was the oldest son of

Betty Mazzetti Hatch and her first husband, Dr. Robert Mazzetti, who died in 2010. He was the stepson of Stanley C. Hatch, the founder of the Santa Barbara law firm, Hatch & Parent. He was employed by that firm and its successor, Brownstein|Hyatt| Farber|Schreck, for his entire working life. Mark was born, grew up and lived in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria. He was active in scouting as a youth. He was a member of Scoutmaster Sam Soga’s Troop 26 and enjoyed hiking the Los Padres, Sierra and Grand Canyon Wilderness areas. He attended local schools, including San Marcos High School. He ultimately graduated from the Dunn School in Los Olivos, where he was a standout in cross-country running. He went on to study Computer Science at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, from which he graduated second in his class in 1987, after which he was solicited for a government job. Instead, he joined Hatch & Parent during a dynamic period in which the firm was in the process of becoming one of the most technologically advanced law offices in the United States. His unique knowledge and expertise became critical components in the firm’s growth. It ultimately became the largest law office in Santa Barbara, with connected offices in a number of other California cities. His surrogate father often said, “we simply could not have done what we did without Mark.” His guidance and advice in finding, implementing and integrating software was extraordinary. He not only knew how and why computer hardware was constructed, he knew how computer software worked, having mastered the art of programming. He knew a computer’s limitations and its possibilities. He could take one apart physically and keep it running past its prime. He was able to solve difficult, critical software and integration issues, despite the fact that he was born dyslectic. He overcame that limitation on a daily basis his entire life. He loved puzzles and could solve them as fast as you could put them in front of him. He was amazing. If something wasn’t working around the house, Mark figured out why and fixed it in short order. He could disassemble virtually anything, compound or complex, and, to the amazement of his friends and family, he could reassemble it in perfect working order. Mark was a lovely and loving person. A life-long bachelor, he developed strong and enduring friendships over the years. He participated in a great many “Renaissance Fairs” throughout California

with many of his friends and colleagues, delighting in dressing up in medieval costumes. He loved to attend music concerts and did so regularly with his closest friends. He often joined them on high seas “Music Cruises.” He recently traveled to Alaska, Costa Rica, Italy and traveled in a huge, red motorhome across the United States. He loved Science Fiction. He collected Sci Fi movies and rarely missed an opening night. He was a selective, but accomplished, computer “gamer.” His instincts for strategy made him a formidable competitor. With his friends, he had begun writing a computer game, which he never got the chance to finish. In 2013 he was blindsided by a diagnosis of lung cancer, despite the fact that he had never smoked a cigarette in his life. He bravely fought the disease for four, long years, through multiple procedures that involved both chemotherapy and a succession of biologic-based treatments, which resulted in only short-term remissions. He did this bravely, enduring multiple injections over time, despite the fact that he absolutely hated needles. He took his family “responsibilities” seriously. When his father’s health started to decline as a result of prostate cancer, he and his brother moved in and saw him through his final days. As Mark’s own condition worsened in late 2017 he was invited and decided to move into his brother’s home in Austin, where his last days were embedded in love and affection. His move was interrupted by the Thomas fire, which made him evacuate his Carpinteria home. He moved in with his parents in Hope Ranch. His brother, sister-in-law and their two children then flew out from Austin and, over a period of about ten days, physically got him out of town ahead of the dangerous rains. Mark is survived by his mother, Betty Hatch; his step-father, Stanley Hatch of Santa Barbara; his brother, Rob Mazzetti and Rob’s wife, Merrie Morris Mazzetti; his niece, Siena Mazzetti; his nephew, Cordell Mazzetti; all of Austin, Texas; his half-Sister, Michelle Mazzetti of Hawaii; his step-sister, Christine Santi of Santa Ynez; and his step-brother, Kenneth Hatch of San Francisco. He is also survived by his stepbrothers Justin Fox of Carpinteria and Jason Fox of Buckley, Washington. A celebration of life event is planned during the weekend of March 10-12. Contact is Kimberly Mumford (KMumford@bhfs.com). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mark's memory to Direct Relief, 27 So. La Patera Ln, Goleta, CA 93117 https://www.directrelief. org/ways-to-give/.

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eldest daughter of liberal activist W.H.“Ping” Ferry and Jolyne Gillier Ferry, she combined her father’s commitment to positive change and her mother’s grace with her own special character to touch the lives of many people and make a difference wherever she went. Throughout her life, she demonstrated an impressive talent for seeing beyond the chaos to order, beyond the pain to healing, beyond the impossible to the possible. She was a natural leader, a brilliant teacher, and a dear friend. Dennie’s life story is an example of someone who followed her intuition and listened to her heart. She spent her twenties working in Switzerland and falling in love with Provence. Over the next 33 years, many lucky guests were introduced to the sensual beauty and slower pace of life at her home in the French countryside — with time to enjoy the food, the companionship, and the small, everyday tasks of living. Returning to the U.S. in the midst of the humanpotential movement, Dennie read all the books, studied with the luminaries, and trained in the co-counseling approach to emotional well-being. Then she began her life’s work of teaching ways to listen without judgment, finding authentic expression, healing the past, and living fully in the present moment. In 1976, Dennie traveled to the intentional community of Findhorn in Scotland. There, she experienced the importance of working together communally and listening to inner guidance. The community’s practices of setting intention, aligning energy, invoking the highest good, and sending light out to the world were a natural fit. She brought this spiritual dimension to her circle work when she returned to Santa Barbara. Dennie was also a young mother, with baby Jesse in tow. From her experience and that of others, it became apparent that mothers needed more information and support. Having endless amounts of energy when inspired, she gathered women and birthing professionals to create a birth resource center in Santa Barbara. But Dennie was soon traveling again — first to Europe, and then to immerse herself in a kibbutz in Israel with then-husband Dov “Dubie” Lesselrot, Jesse, and new baby J.J. When the family returned to the States, they bought a beautiful piece of property in northeastern New Mexico. Dennie embraced the sweet, simple country life, stepping away from her role of leader to live quietly, bake bread, raise chickens, and focus exclusively on mothering her beloved boys. Seven years later, Dennie returned to Santa Barbara, offering her acquired wisdom to the community she

so loved. Over the next 25 years, she was dedicated to helping men and women. In her work, she developed sensible guidelines for emotional healing, clear communication, dating, problem-solving, intimacy, and bringing a sense of the sacred to everyday life. She began with a Red Tent circle for women but soon understood that men needed a place to heal and grow. So, with a blend of chutzpah and humility, Dennie formed a men’s circle. This extraordinary genderhealing work touched the lives of hundreds of people and families who, in turn, touched hundreds of others. In addition to her dedication to emotional healing, Dennie was avidly committed to the big issues of our times — social justice, gender equality, and nonviolent solutions. She was well-informed and didn’t hold back: “She had the confidence to rock the boat and deal with the fallout with deep empathy,” said an old friend. She also felt comfortable offering her opinion on the small things, like the importance of makeup, attractive shoes, and health-food smoothies. This sketch would be incomplete without saying that Dennie was charming, whimsical, and spontaneous. She was just fun to be with. Friends tell of how she got them dancing in the streets of Florence after seeing Saturday Night Fever. She appreciated athletic excellence — watching TV tennis and cheering the Golden State Warriors. It was easy to get her laughing, and it was a joy to laugh with her. And wherever Dennie went, people were struck by her beauty. She had a dancer’s stature, dressed impeccably, and always presented her best. Heads came up and chatter went down whenever she walked in the room. In turn, she was struck by the beauty of others and didn’t hesitate to tell them. In mid-December, Dennie was given a diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer and courageously chose to end her life several weeks later. In quintessential Dennie style, she organized her departure. She set things up with hospice and said her goodbyes. Leaving poignant parting words and appreciations, she departed with grace in the gentle embrace of her loving family as hundreds of people all over the world lit their candles and held her in their hearts. Dennie is survived by her two sons, Jesse Meyerowitz and J.J. LaTourelle; her grandchildren, Sasha and Skyler Meyerowitz; her siblings, Fay Ferry Bisno, Robin Ferry, and Lucian S. Ferry; and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews around the world. A memorial is planned for March 24, 1:45-5:30 p.m., at The Narrative Loft (1 N. Calle César Chávez) in Santa Barbara. Donations in Dennie’s memory may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara and n to State Street Ballet.

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Harris Meisel, MD 03/17/32-02/23/18

Dr. Harris Meisel, known as “Bubs” to his family and friends has passed away at age 85. Physician, Artist, Poet, Musician, NCAA Champion Fencer, Founder of Rehabilitation Medicine on the Central Coast of California, Medical Director of the Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital (later called the Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara and what is today Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital), beloved father, husband to Fredda, and dear friend to many. A true renaissance man whose motto was “You can never go wrong doing the right thing.” Dr. Meisel was surrounded by his family and the remarkable caregivers of Senior Planning Services, Assisted Hospice, and Valle Verde Community following a 15 year challenging dance with Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. He bestowed a final gift to his life love, Fredda, by giving peace in his passing on her birthday, February 23, after 60 years of wedded bliss, and a 70-year friendship. His many contributions to medicine are inscribed in the Archives of The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Chicago which describe his work as “… exemplary sensitivity and awareness given to the needs, worth, and employability of disabled persons lending significant contributions to the growth of Rehabilitation Medicine in the United States”. Dr. Meisel pursued art and sculpture at the Tyler School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia before attaining his Medical Degree at the University of Pennsylvania. While serving with the Public Health Service in the Four Corners of the Navajo Reservation, (1960 – 1962) he began a monthly air flights’ program between Craig Rehabilitation Hospital in Denver, Colorado and the Navajo Reservation hospital in Shiprock, New Mexico. After serving as Chief Resident in Rehabilitation Medicine at Stanford University’s Hospital, Dr. Meisel was invited to Santa Barbara to develop a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation hospital on the grounds of the, then, Santa Barbara 20

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County Hospital. The vacant former County’s tuberculosis ward was transformed as Dr. Meisel incorporated Art and Music into rehabilitation medical care. His practice of doing artwork with patients and hanging their paintings over the General Hospital’s marred walls … began what is now Santa Barbara’s tradition of bringing art into the hospital….now described as “Art as Healing”. In 1985, Dr. Meisel was named Physician of the Year by the California Governor’s Committee for Employment of the Handicapped, and shortly thereafter, honored with the Santa Barbara New Press’ Lifetime Achievement Award, for his contributions to his community. He touched many lives in Santa Barbara, and enlisted forces under the Americans with Disability Act to outfit and revamp Santa Barbara’s public buildings, streets, and sidewalks appropriately for universal use, inclusive of people with disabilities. Outside of his professional life, Bubs embraced family and found wonder in all living things. He could make whistles out of branches from willow and elderberry trees and would joyfully carve fruit into whimsical animal characters. Along with Gary Chafe and Armin “Arnie” Mueller, he was one of the “Three Artist Musketeers” who founded Santa Barbara’s Annual Holiday “YES Store”. Bubs illustrated music album covers, including those of KiD’n Together (music by his children and inspired by his grandson Matthew). He loved singing with his friends and his son Alex in the Santa Barbara Barbershop Chorus. He whistled, hummed, and sang constantly. He fought passionately and successfully in order to preserve the San Marcos Foothills. Dr. Meisel is survived by his best buddy and wife, Fredda, brother Paul(Joni), sister-in-law Judy, children Melody(Steve), Alex(Jacqui), and Ben(Laura), grandchildren Matthew, Joshua, Lea, and Sophia. He was predeceased by his father Alex, mother Sophie, and brother Fred. There will be a celebration of Dr. Meisel’s life at the Alpha Resource Center over Memorial Day Weekend for those who wish to bring a long-stem flower, have a chance to share about Dr. Meisel’s life, and be together in community. Should you wish to connect prior to the May celebration, please request to join our Facebook Group Page entitled “Love View – Celebrating Dr. Harris “Bubs” Meisel”. If you desire to reach out to the

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Meisel family with love, in lieu of cards or flowers, please consider a donation to the Alpha Resource Center (ARC), which provides support, information and life enrichment for families of children with developmental disabilities of all ages, including his beloved grandson Matthew, as well as teen and adult recreation, life skills training for adults, and art trainings and exhibitions at the ARC Art Gallery “Slingshot”. Feel free to send messages of support but please understand that there may be limited ability to respond as we process this as a family.

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 UCSB. He 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 Clarice) Hillebrand and their children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Romana, his son Scott, and his daughter-in-law, Susan.

Launa Soske Kitros 09/05/40-01/25/18

In Memory Launa Soske Kitros, a 45-yearresident of Santa Barbara, Calif. passed away peacefully in Orem, Utah on Jan. 15, 2018. She was 77 years old. Launa (Loni), was born Sept. 5, 1940 in Los Angeles, Calif. to James and Loretta Bird Soske and lived on the family ranch in Chino, Calif. until she was six-years-old. Both parents preceded her in death. Launa is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Leigh (Kitros) Hedrick; son-in-law Brian C. Hedrick; and granddaughters Megan Elizabeth Hedrick and Lauren Leigh Hedrick of Alpine, Utah. She is also survived by her special cousins: Carol Lechner (Rich) and children Scott Lechner (Carina) and Kelly Worton (Johnny); Robert Jr. Jenison (Cynthia); Amanda Jenison, Jo Soske (Karen); Dave Stolze; Julie Soske

(Bill); Jessica Soske; and Michael Soske (Sandy). In 1946, the family moved to Oxnard, Calif. where her father began working as a civilian at the Oxnard Air Force Base. Launa attended Oxnard schools and graduated from the original Oxnard High School in 1958. She attended and graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and went on to San Jose State University where she received her teaching credential. She did her graduate work at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Launa married Michael A. Kitros in 1965 in Santa Barbara and they had one daughter. Launa had a 35-year-long career as a teacher in Santa Barbara teaching history at both Santa Barbara and La Colina Junior High Schools. Launa was a former member of Las Aletas Auxiliary of the Assistance League and a member of the Santa Barbara Genealogy Society. In 1998, she retired from teaching, and in 2005 Launa moved to Utah where she enjoyed many years of being a wonderful and supportive mother and grandmother. Launa loved education, the arts, travel, history, chocolate mousse and genealogy. Launa spent more than 50 years of her life researching, gathering and sharing her family history. She called genealogy her labor of love. Although Launa was able to teach hundreds of others how to research and write their own family history, she was the storyteller of our tribe—the one called to do so. Launa's legacy will live on through the family genealogy she leaves behind; that her family will always know from where they come, so we can continue to tell the stories. A memorial will be held at the Santa Barbara Cemetery chapel at 1 p.m. on March 3, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, where a special scholarship will be given out in Launa's name. Visit sbscholarship.org/donate/ to donate or send donations to Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara P.O. Box 3620 Santa Barbara, CA 93130 in honor of Launa Soske Kitros.


obituaries George Honeyman 02/05/37-02/08/18

It is with great sadness that the family of George Honeyman announces his passing on Thursday, February 8, at the age of 81 years. George will be lovingly remembered by his wife Judy, son Paul and family, his brothers and sisters, and extended family and friends. A Memorial Service celebrating George’s life will be held on Saturday, Marsh 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Shoreline Community Church, 935 San Andres Street, Santa Barbara, California, with Pastor Dan Schaeffer officiating. A second Memorial will be held for family and friends in Ohio later this year. George will be remembered by all who knew him as a man who love his Lord, Jesus Christ, and spent his life sharing that love with everyone he met.

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com assisted and housed many ESL students helping them secure citizenship in the United States. Later in life she enjoyed a career as a "Million Dollar Club" real estate broker with Sunset Realtors helping many families find their dream homes. As a retiree spending time on her computer became her favorite pastime; she enjoyed challenging people from around the world in backgammon, entering writing contests on Edhat and connecting with family and friends, sending funny jokes and touching stories. Her primary companions became her four small dogs, Snowball, Perlita, Petut and Chacho, who she loved and adored; they gave her love and comfort and were her life. We will miss her sense of humor, quick wit, young spirit and fun conversations! Marie was predeceased by her baby Joey Harden. A private family service will be held to celebrate her life.

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Eleanor Barrios “Ellie” Mora 07/04/53-02/16/18

Ellie passed away peacefully Friday February 16, 2018 at home with family by her side. Ellie was born in San Luis Obispo July 4th 1953 to Leonard & Rosita Barrios. Eleanor will always be remembered for her infectious smile and laugh along with her love for music and a good barb-que with friends and family. She is preceded in death by her Parents and two brothers, David and Andrew Barrios. She is survived by her brothers, Leonard and Thomas; her husband Robert "Bobby"; and sons, Edward Quintanilla and Michael; along with her grandchildren, Edward Jr. Alena and Victoria; Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. She will be missed by all who knew her. Graveside service will be held March 2, 2018 at 12pm Calvary Cemetery.

Phyllis Arlene McKnight Burbrink

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Marie L. Harden peacefully passed away December 31, 2017 with family by her side and grandchildren on the phone. She was 80 years old. Born January 27, 1937 in St. Paul Minnesota, seeking a warmer climate near the ocean, Santa Barbara became Marie and her husband's resting ground; they raised their three children, Tom Harden Jr. (Jennifer), Tresa Richards (Harden) and Scott Harden. She has four grandchildren, Tom, Sam, Alex and Ivy. Marie studied at Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas later taking courses in ecology, music and real estate at Santa Barbara City College; she became a co-founder of Goleta Beautiful continuing to touch our communities with colorful blooming plants and trees along the 101 from Santa Barbara to Goleta and olive trees that dot our sidewalks; vibrant plantings still fill mediums along Hollister Avenue. A brilliant pianist she enjoyed performing for churches and charitable events throughout the county. After raising her children Marie

Samantha “Sam” Paulson, age 20, of Carrington, ND passed on February 12, 2018, at her home. Samantha Kay Paulson was born on December 13, 1997, in West Jordan, UT, the daughter of Robert and Melanie (McHale) Paulson. She grew up in California and had moved to Carrington in 2017, to be with family. Sam was very artistic, she enjoyed painting and writing poems. Sam had a great eye for photography. She had a deep love for animals and nature. Which allowed her to do the things she loved, her gardening, hanging out at the beach, hiking and spending time camping in Northern California. Sam had made many beloved friends when she moved to Carrington and she will be missed dearly by all. Samantha is survived by her father Robert O. Paulson, Carrington; mother Melanie Paulson, Santa Barbara, CA; brother Garret Paulson, Santa Barbara, CA; daughter Scarlet; grandfather Richard Paulson, Carrington; grandmother Susan McHale, Santa Barbara, CA; and cousins Valerie and Jeffrey Hulbert, Carrington. A Memorial Service is being planned for this spring. All will be welcome to come Celebrate Samantha’s life. On-line condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com

and then, until retirement, for Art Duncan, CPA, in the 7th floor of the Granada building. Phyllis and Bob loved fishing and would go every chance they got. When Phyllis retired, they began taking their annual fall drive to Cabo San Lucas in their 25-ft. RV with their 19-ft. boat in tow. For 20 years, they met friends in Cabo, staying for at least a month, enjoying many glorious adventures. Bob passed in 2009, after 63 happy years together. Phyllis was beloved by all who knew her, including her neighbors and friends; she was an honored guest in her neighbor’s holidays and family celebrations. She was treasured for her warmth, wonderful sense of fun and delicious strawberry pies. She was an active, devoted member of Emanuel Lutheran Church for 67 years, where she also had many dear friends. There, she played in the hand bell choir, worked as the church secretary and washed about a zillion communion glasses. Phyllis is survived by her sister Audrey Ohmert of Port Angeles, WA, son Mark Burbrink of WA, daughter Wendy Benedetti of Grants Pass, OR, grandchildren Jeff, Heather, Angie, Jessica, Haley, Hannah, Gabriel, Jordan, Nicolette, Kiersten and Colton. Phyllis is also survived by 12 great grandchildren, 4 nieces and 2 nephews. A memorial for Phyllis will be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 3721 Modoc Rd, on Saturday. March 3, at 3:30pm. Her family asks that any donations be given, in her name, to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Tara Burns Sweeney 06/05/63-01/19/18

Phyllis Arlene McKnight Burbrink, 94, died peacefully on February 15, 2018, in the home where she had lived for 59 years. Born June 3, 1923, to Alvin McKnight and Myrtle Shepperd McKnight, Phyllis grew up in Port Angeles, WA. Her fondest memories of childhood always included her love of the outdoors, especially backpacking with her beloved father. She also loved playing tennis, frequently beating the boys who would challenge her. After high school, Phyllis studied at business college. Phyllis met Robert (Bob) F. Burbrink (1914-2009), while he was stationed in the Coast Guard. In 1946, she married Bob in Port Angeles. In 1949, their son, Mark, was born in Washington. Their daughter, Wendy, was born in 1950 in Southgate, CA. In 1951, they moved to Santa Barbara. Phyllis stayed home to raise her children, until her daughter began first grade. She returned to accounting, working first with a Milpas St. firm,

Tara was a loving daughter, sister, friend and colleague. Tara touched many lives through her enduring commitment to strong, caring relationships both personal and professional. She was an inspiration and joy to all who were fortunate enough to know her well. Tara’s stay with us was all too short yet filled with so many wonderful memories. A Santa Barbara resident of over 27 years, Tara developed multiple community relationships through the sports of soccer, paddling, skiing and cycling. Born in San Jose, California, Tara attended St. Martin of Tours Catholic School followed by Blackford High School where she was an outstanding scholar athlete and graduated in 1981. Tara played 3 sports every year at INDEPENDENT.COM

Blackford, mainly soccer and volleyball. She then went on to University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology in 1985 graduating Magnum Cum Laude while playing two sports, soccer and badminton. Tara was an integral part of the launch in the early years of the women’s soccer program at UCLA where she was co-captain and All-League Defense Player her junior and senior years. Just recently, the UCLA Athletic Department recognized Tara and her teammates. They were honored as pioneers of women’s soccer. Immediately following graduation from UCLA, Tara entered a Bachelor’s Degree program at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and graduated in 1988. In 2004, Tara earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pasadena, CA. Tara was an exceptional physical therapy practitioner, collaborating with local physicians who held her in very high regard. When Tara moved to Santa Barbara she joined the innovative, expert team at Precision Biomechanics and in 2000, she launched Sweeney Sport and Spine Care. Tara had a strong background in spine care and helped to bridge chiropractic and physical therapy care. Tara worked collaboratively with physicians and health care providers to establish a comprehensive healing treatment plan for her patients. For many, she was a true healer who transformed lives by creatively solving both acute and chronic pain for her patients. Tara was a nationally recognized speaker including presentations at The Mayo Clinic, authored multiple articles and studies and volunteered at various local clubs. Tara was preceded in death by her parents; Eileen and Jeremiah Sweeney. Also preceded in death by brother, Tighe Sweeney. She is survived by her brother, Scott (Sandy) Sweeney, their two sons, sisters Carleen Sweeney, Shannon Sweeney Donlon and brother, Cordell (Jannine) Sweeney, their daughters and many extended family members. Services for Tara will be held at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church on Friday, March 2nd at 8:30 AM. St. Irenaeus is located at 5201 Evergreen Road, Cypress, CA 90630. Telephone 714.826.8760. Private burial to be held at a later date. A Celebration of Life service will be held on April 13th in Santa Barbara, CA. Details to be provided in early April.

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bara Women’s Political Committee was established in 1988, the Reagan administration had succeeded in curtailing feminist gains in employment and reproductive rights while introducing no legislation to support the struggling families that Reagan purported to champion. In 2017, the current administration did as much damage Elected women in Santa Barbara were honored in 2004 by the Santa Barbara as Reagan had during his eight years, Women’s Political Committee. Seated are County Supervisors Janet Wolf and rolling back enforcement of pay equity, Naomi Schwartz and S.B. City Councilmember Marty Blum; standing are environmental safeguards, worker safety, Goleta City Councilmember Margaret Connell, County Supervisor Gail Marshall, reproductive rights, and protection of Goleta City Councilmember Jonny Wallis, S.B. city councilmembers Iya Falcone women from violence in the home and and Helene Schneider, State Assemblymember Hannah-Beth Jackson, U.S. Representative Lois Capps, S.B. school boardmembers Annette Cordero and the workplace. Nancy Harter, and County Supervisor Susan Rose. In 1988, the women’s movement, according to the media, was in decline. Younger women, it was said, were already enjoying men and women alike, were also SBWPC-endorsed the significant gains that the movement achieved in candidates, as were most of the women elected in the 1970s, and they saw little need for further action. unprecedented numbers to the Santa Barbara City Conservative politicians were ascendant with the sup- Council and the Goleta City Council. port of groups like Phyllis Schlafly’s STOP ERA [Stop More feminists in elected and appointed offices Taking Our Privileges Equal Rights Amendment] and made a difference. They successfully worked for genthe “right to life” movement, both with their dominant der pay equity, legal recognition of domestic partners strength in Southern states. and same-sex marriages, family-leave policies, proWorried by these developments, longtime femi- tection of reproductive health care, worker protecnists Susan Rose, Lois Phillips, and Gayle Binion, tions, expansion of local park space, environmental energized by their discussions in a seminar at USC’s protections (from reducing the likelihood of oil spills Institute for the Study of Women and Men, decided to protecting workers from hazardous materials), sento push back against the Reagan administration’s ret- sible gun-safety laws, and immigration rights. They supported increased funding for education at all levrograde measures. On their return to Santa Barbara, Rose, Phillips, els, for children’s health services, and for women’s Binion, and women from their Santa Barbara net- shelter services. works organized a reception for Betty Friedan at a In just one year, on the national level, all of these local restaurant. They were astonished by the enthu- measures are being systematically rolled back. In consiastic response. The women’s movement was not trast to the reputed apathy of 1987, women in 2017 dead after all. took action in massive opposition to these attacks on If the movement seemed to have withered, the the health and safety of Americans. Marching in the roots were still there in university women’s studies streets is backed by a deep involvement in politics. programs and think tanks, and in professional organiMore than ever before, American women from zations of women attorneys, journalists, doctors and many walks of life are inspired to enter “the room nurses, educators, and more, all devoted to women’s where it happens,” the room where life-changing decisions are made. Their family and work experiences progress and success. The Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee enrich their work in government; to be effective lead(SBWPC) grew from these roots. Its first board met ers, candidates also need to understand our constituin 1988. Members included both veterans of the earlier tional system of laws and its dependence on standards women’s movement and beneficiaries of that move- of ethical behavior. ment who were in the prime of their careers. Their The SBWPC, with its years of experience, is ready focus became increasing the numbers of feminist to prepare a new generation of feminist office seekers women on appointed boards and in elected office. for the rigors of campaigning and the responsibility In 30 years the organization has seen some remark- of public service. able achievements. By the early 2000s, a record four The public is invited to attend the SBWPC Presiof the five seats on the Board of Supervisors were held dents’ Circle luncheon to celebrate the organization’s by women. Prominent among them were SBWPC 30 years of success. The featured speaker, Los Angeles members Susan Rose, Naomi Schwartz, and Gail County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, knows what it is to Marshall. Subsequently, there have always been at be in that “room where it happens,” having served in least two women on the Board of Supervisors, as well both the California Assembly and Senate. The event takes place Friday, March 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at as men endorsed by the SBWPC. Santa Barbara voters elected founding members the Hilton Garden Inn (6878 Hollister Ave., Goleta). Hannah-Beth Jackson and Lois Capps, Jackson to the Tickets can be purchased at sbwpc.org/events/. California Legislature and Capps to the U.S. House of Representatives, the first women from Santa Barbara Barbara Lindemann was the second president for the Santa County to be voted into those offices. Their successors, Barbara Women’s Political Committee.

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property, the downstairs of that former department store can come alive with family entertainment. Kriegman can’t hide his delight at this latest development, as it brings back memories of his days as a fixture in the New York club scene, where pop-ups like this one were considered the coolest of the cool events. In fact, the entire aesthetic behind PuppetPalooza might best be understood as a fusion of Kriegman’s parallel tracks of interest. On one side, there’s the hard work and earnest engagement with children’s issues and ideas that made his TV shows Bear in the Big Blue House and Clarissa Explains It All hits. On the other, there’s the former New Yorker’s yearning for the serendipity of a night out in the city at the time when alternative spaces like The Kitchen and mega-clubs like Palladium were equally adept at providing unpredictable art experiences. From the beginning, Kriegman has come at things from an oblique angle. Raised by Freudian psychiatrists on the grounds of a mental institution and educated at Vermont’s notoriously flaky Bennington College, he found his first calling among the performance artists and video auteurs of the New York avant-garde. Featured in the Whitney Museum with an audio installation called The Telephone Stories when he was still in his twenties, Kriegman was a regular on the city’s downtown scene, performing and producing video art under the pseudonym Marshall Klugman. This led first to work on PBS, which was friendly to such experimentation at the time, and then to a season (#6) as a writer and performer on NBC’s late-night sensation, Saturday Night Live.

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Turning ever so slightly away from his roots among such art-world figures as Nam June Paik, William Wegman, and Tony Oursler, Kriegman moved into the world of children’s television. After stints with the Disney Channel, HBO, and the Comedy Channel, he found a home at Nickelodeon, where he would enjoy his highest-profile success as the originator and producer of Clarissa Explains It All, starring teen actor Melissa Joan Hart. Nominated for a Primetime Emmy, Clarissa anchored Nickelodeon’s successful Saturday-evening programming block for five seasons and ran for a robust 65 episodes. Kriegman revisited the franchise in 2015 with Things I Can’t Explain: A Clarissa Novel, while series star Hart went on to fame as Sabrina the Teenage Witch on ABC. Kriegman’s puppet phase began soon afterward, when he took on the task of animating Winnie the Pooh for a Disney project called The Book of Pooh, which aired 20012003. Sensing that the show needed to differentiate itself from two previous Pooh-based series, Kriegman developed “shadowmation,” a patented animation process that combines real-time, virtual sets with bunraku-style puppets. This technical development drove the production concepts on Kriegman’s next three television shows—The Book of Pooh, PBS’s It’s a Big Big World, and Disney’s Bear in the Big Blue House. Employing large teams of puppeteers alongside live actors and a crew of television professionals, Kriegman learned the ins and outs of the burgeoning puppet scene. Many of the characters that you will see around Santa Barbara this weekend, including the giant sloth Snook, are alumni from these shows. Perhaps the best story to illustrate what PuppetPalooza is all about comes from early 2002, when New York City was still reeling in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001. Kriegman was making Bear in the Big Blue House at the time, and his team had watched the towers fall from their soundstage at the Chelsea Piers. Together with music-world friend Nile Rodgers, the guitarist from Chic, and fellow children’s television executive Chris Cerf, Kriegman devised a plan to unite all the characters in children’s television for a “We Are the World”–style video to raise money for New York’s disaster relief funds. The ensuing video, sung to the tune of Rodgers’s classic disco hit “We Are Family,” remains the only instance in which such familiar faces as Kermit the Frog, Big Bird, and SpongeBob SquarePants appear together. Crossing seemingly insurmountable barriers of copyright and corporate control, the “We Are Family” video continues to attract viewers and even fan remixers on YouTube, where it lives in perpetuity. For Kriegman, it’s the message in “We Are Family” that resonates most deeply for Santa Barbara today. As one early slogan for the festival had it, “Puppets Are People Too.” Kriegman likes to point out that puppets, unlike animated figures, occupy the same space as humans. They are part of our physical-space families, and to see them in groups, especially after a difficult period of natural disasters, is reassuring. “The standard model for festivals today is an adult-oriented event with a kids’ corner,” Kriegman told me, “and I wanted to flip that. Let’s have an event that’s oriented toward kids with an adults’ corner.” “I believe in puppets as a mental-health measure,” he said. “The children need to know we are together, and this is the message that PuppetPalooza was created to send— send we are family.”

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’ m the luckiest person, that I get to do this. It is I read that you also performed in Avenue Q. I was part of the such a fun career and so rewarding, and I love original Broadway company. It was really unique for me it,” said Peter Linz, a Muppeteer who will be because Broadway was never a goal of mine. I always wanted bringing several of his characters to Puppet- to work with the Muppets and Sesame Street and be in the Palooza this weekend. films and TV shows … Broadway was a real departure, but Linz’s fascination with the felt-covered creatures started what a treat and what an honor to be associated with a show when he was just a boy. “I was exactly the right age to grow up that was so incredibly successful and won three Tony awards with Sesame Street and The Muppet Show,” he said during a …. That was very possibly the hardest I ever worked. recent phone conversation from his home in New York City. Palooza events? I actu“My earliest memories are playing with a little squirrel pup- Are you participating in any other PuppetPalooza pet in preschool and actually entertaining ally will be. In addition to appearing with the other kids. I just loved that feeling.” the Muppets, [I’ll be playing] the charPuppeteer acter I left Broadway for, Snook the Eco Linz went to college to study psycholSloth, who was on the PBS show called It’s ogy but dropped out to follow his dream. a Big Big World. Other people have been “Halfway through my junior year, I was Talks Animating the like, ‘No, I just want to play with dolls performing the character since the series on television,’ ” he said with a chuckle. “I ended, but for PuppetPalooza, I’ll be back Beloved Characters attended a couple of workshops with The inside of him for the first time in probably by Michelle Drown Jim Henson Company and eventually got about 10 years. hired at the Muppets.” Since then, Linz has made his living Why should we love puppets? Puppets are playing various well-known Muppets, including Statler (of just symbolic ... you see them, and they look sad; they look Waldorf and Statler, the grumpy old men in the balcony); happy; they are telling a joke; but that’s actually you projectRobin, Kermit’s nephew; Link Hogthrob, from the recurring ing onto that character. I’ll use the example of the Muppets sketch “Pigs in Space”; and Walter, who was introduced in —[they] don’t really have an expression on their face. They’ve the 2011 film starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams. (“I’m a got two eyes — usually it’s a black dot on a white field for the movie star from the elbow up,” Linz joked.) The following is eyes, and there’s a flap that can open and close that can repan edited version of our conversation, which ranged in topic resent the mouth. But it’s the puppeteers … projecting their from Linz’s TV roles to performing on Broadway to what to own experiences and their own feelings and emotions onto these characters … People talk about Miss Piggy batting her expect at PuppetPalooza. eyelashes. Well, she doesn’t do that; they don’t move. How was it taking over an iconic Muppet character such as Statler? It’s interesting … You’re doing a voice, and you are trying Her eyelashes don’t move? That’s part of the magic of these to match the vocal quality of the performer who created characters … they represent all of humanity, our [good the character, but also, you’ve got to get inside the head of points] and our shortcomings … People always see so much the character and know where they come from and their of themselves and people they know in these characters. That thoughts and feelings. It’s just like any character—how the makes them timeless and fun. character will react in any given situation, their relationship to the other characters as a troupe. It’s a huge responsibility, Meet the Muppets and the performers Friday, a tremendous honor, and absolutely thrilling. March 2, 6:30-8 p.m., at The Marjorie Luke Theatre Are the characters very heavy? They are all relatively light. (721 E. Cota St.). See puppetpaloozasb.com.

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However, after having your arm up in the air for a few minutes, they start to get heavy fast. Actually, the performance in itself is the workout. And each puppet exercises a different muscle, depending on how they are built, how the mouths work. They are basically fairly light. Except for Miss Piggy, but don’t tell her I said that. She is one of the heavier ones.

Being a Muppet is more than just a voice, it seems to me. You have to be able to act and think, to improimpro vise and also perform — basically, make a ball of fabric look like a living, breathing, emotive thing that people actually care about.

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n the Santa Barbara media-scape, no mustache is more beloved than that of John Palminteri, who works from the crack of dawn until way past bedtime most days of the week as a broadcaster for KjEE, KCLU, and KEYT. His salt-and-pepper coif, aforementioned ’stache, and exaggerated expressions are now also sported by a foam-filled, handheld, hilarious work of caricatured art. Palminteri the Puppet was born last month and will be one of the most recognizable faces to find during PuppetPalooza, which takes place Thursday-Sunday, March 1-4. We talked last week, and what follows is an edited version of our conversation. Did you ever aspire to being puppetized? I’ve never had a problem spoofing myself, so John Palminteri in the third person is often in my conversation. To actually have a character created that can be part of my own conversation or hit me with a comeback is a welcome addition to my array of news and personality and comedy. When did you first learn that you’d be a puppet? Somewhere right in the middle of covering one of the two disasters, I received a phone call from Rod Lathim. He ran the idea of John Palminteri the Puppet by me as part of the PuppetPalooza Festival, which, at the time, did not make that much sense to me. I was on my PuppetPalooza Creates Handheld 25th hour in a 24-hour day. But because I know that anything Rod Lathim has his hands on is going to be fun, positive, Version of S.B.’s great for kids, great for families, and TV and Radio Star community-oriented, showcased in the spotlight, I said, “I’m in. I’ll do whatever you want.” I didn’t really know what he was saying, but he put a by Matt Kettmann smile on my face, and I said, “Let’s go for it.” Did you have to sit for a modeling? I was somewhat teased by the fact that this was in motion and in the creative stages without a lot of my input. They made a suit with the white shirt and tie that I’m known for wearing and a microphone flag that looked just like the TV station’s and a big, broad batch of hair that has more gray than I have and a bushy mustache, but the puppet doesn’t groom as neatly as I do. The puppet picture was leaked out before I saw it, and I was gasping at how big it was. Is it a hand puppet? Is it a mini-me? Is it full-size? Is it a puppet on strings? I didn’t know what it was going to be until they unveiled it at Paseo Nuevo last month. How’s it work? Dillon Yuhasz is the person playing the role of John with his hand up the back of the puppet and controlling the microphone. He’s watched me on the news and has added his own spin to it, but he is always ready to go with a quip or a question or a response. Sometimes the puppet tells me to be quiet because it is the big show, so I step back and the puppet becomes me. Almost in every case, the public stops talking to me and gravitates toward the puppet as the person they want to talk to. Did you know much about puppetry before this? I haven’t really thought of puppets in years. But as a child, I had the small hand puppets. They were the most fun — whether you were with friends or alone, it just opens your mind to creativity and, in my case, a little bit of ad-libbing and comedy and playfulness. It grows the mind. We were at the farmers’ market and ran into a man at one booth who had a hand puppet. He was talking to his daughter, and then we came up with Palminteri the Puppet and had a conversation. Then the man’s puppet growled at us, and Palminteri growled back. They ended up becoming friends, and the child thought the show was all for her. Kids’ eyes usually light up with puppets,

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wood. With an emphasis on both the artistry and engineering aspects of his moving sculptures, Pipkins builds his pieces so the beauty of their mechanical systems is visible to the audience. Beyond the visual distinctiveness of his performances, Pipkins strives to tell a great story with his puppet actors. Time Machine, for instance, is an interactive show intended to appeal to audiences of all ages, with a family-friendly adventure featuring animals, robots, and an impressive, five-foot-long T. rex puppet that roams the aisles. “There’re puppets for the adults, too,” Pipkins said. “They break the fourth wall; they’re roving and busking in the aisles.” Pipkins’s presentations reflect the diversity of his performance experience, all of which has informed his work. “I was working a hospice production,” Pipkins said of his early days in puppetry. “I was pressed for time, so the puppet had no face … it became a question of telling the story by putting personality and emotion into the performance.” His breadth of experience ranges from street shows to theatrical productions to puppetry designed for commercials and music videos, including the Missy Elliott and Pharrell music video “WTF.” Time Machine features several types of Jeghetto’s puppets, giving audiences a broad view of this master puppeteer’s creative vision. COURTESY

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Where can we find you during PuppetPalooza? I’m not sure what my duties are during the festival frankly, but I am gonna attend as many PuppetPalooza events as I can. I’ll probably pop into the pop-up puppet shows —I love saying that, “pop-up puppet shows”; it’s great for a broadcaster to say — and maybe at some surprise locations. There’s going to be a big event on the 1st Thursday, and I’m coming as part of a kickoff party that’s going to be fantastic. The public is really going to have a big smile on their faces and feel a big relief after all the anxiety that the community has been under by enjoying the creativity and comedy of puppets. It’s going to be a pressure-relief valve from the two disasters. It’s something like they’ve never seen before. It’s not a traditional Santa Barbara festival. It’s not the film festival, Solstice, or Fiesta. It’s puppets in tons of locations.

How have people liked the puppet? Now that the puppet has been shown around town and on social media, I have so many people asking me, “Where’s the puppet?” It is highly sought after. I think it needs a booking agent. Really, that’s true. During the film festival, we went outside of one of the free movies at the Lobero, where there were 200300 people in line. A man walked by, looked at me, and said, “Which one’s the dummy?” We all laughed, and the man kinda laughed, but then he kept his serious question out there. I think he walked in the theater without the answer he wanted. What happens to the puppet when the festival is over? We hope it survives, but if it gets anywhere close to the crowd at Joe’s Café, it might be shredded before the weekend is over. I suggested taking it to the Gaucho basketball game and putting it in the student section, but there were concerns that it might wind up being thrown on the court like a tortilla. So we’ve opted against that. n


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3/1-3/4: Pacific Southwest Puppet Fest 2018 This festival will run concurrently with the S.B. International PuppetPalooza festival. Workshops and other events will be held at held at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort and the Carrillo Rec Center, including On Camera Puppet Manipulation, Paper Puppets & Pantomime, Your Voice in Comedy Writing: Comedic Structure & Character Development Development, and more, as well as the Puppetzilla Puppet Slam, presented by the L.A. Guild of Puppetry. Visit the website for a full schedule and prices. pswpuppeteers.wordpress.com

will tell the story of a mischievous schoolboy who wants to become a wizard, discovers he is able to change reality by casting spells, and has to face his great new responsibility; and Harmonious Migrations will teach about the interconnectivity of the elements in the environment. 10:30am-4:30pm. ((A Real Elephant showtimes: 10:30am, 2:30pm, 3:30pm; ages 6+. Kaytek the Wizard: 11:30am, 1:30pm; ages 8+. Harmonious Migrations: 12:30pm; ages 5-12.) Old Macy’s store, Paseo Nuevo, 701 State St., and PuppetPalooza Central, Paseo Nuevo (across from Paseo Nuevo Cinema). $10-$25.

3/1: Downtown Santa Barbara 1st Thursday Block Party Join the party that will celebrate the official opening of PuppetPalooza! Enjoy light bites among stilt walkers and walkabout dodo birds. (Some of this event may be moved indoors due to rain.) 5-8pm. De la Guerra and State sts. Free.

3/3: Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins’s Time Machine Come see Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins, the puppeteer for the Missy Elliott and Pharrell music video “WTF,” who will entertain the audience with a break-dancing robot, a dinosaur, and other characters crafted from upcycled PVC pipes and wood scraps. Be captivated by the interactive performances of his rod puppets, hand puppets, and marionettes. Noon-2pm. Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. $10-$25.

3/2: Celebration of Families/Celebración de las Familias Spend a little time with Snook the Eco Sloth as you listen to music, have a bite to eat, take in the strolling performers, and more! 6-8pm. Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St. Free. 3/2: Meet the Muppets and the Performers That Make Them Great See Muppet characters such as Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and more at an evening of improvised mayhem, storytelling, interviews, exclusive footage, and musical muppetry madness! 6:30-8pm. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, S.B. Junior High School, 721 E. Cota St. $35-$50. 3/3: Flower Puppets Workshop with Natalia Montoya Make a unique and amazing puppet inspired by flowers and plants with Art From Scrap materials. 10am-noon. 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 3/3: Manuel Morán’s La Cucarachita Martina (Martina, The Little Roach) This jamming Latin rock-’n’-roll musical is based on a popular Cuban and Puerto Rican children’s tale about the little roach Martina and how she learns many lessons on her journey to find true love. This performance will be in English and Spanish simultaneously, under the direction of Dr. Manuel Morán, founder of the Society of the Educational Arts, Inc., a bilingual arts-in-education and Latino theater company that’s credited with re-establishing professional children’s and puppet theater in New York City. 10:30amnoon. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, S.B. Junior High School, 721 E. Cota St. $10-$25. 3/3: Puppetopia Featuring Brian Hull’s Kaytek the Wizard Wizard,, Yulya Dukhovny’s A Real Elephant, and Heather Henson’s Harmonious Migrations Get swept up in the magic of puppetry with a full day of stilt walkers, face painting, bubbles, and more! Take part in sock-puppet workshops, have a bubble blast in Bubbletopia, marvel at Pali-X-Mano’s large-scale Summer Solstice Celebration inflatables, and see Solstice puppets on parade. Three kid-tastic puppet shows will play throughout the day: A Real Elephant Elephant,, about how a little girl’s wish to meet a real elephant could be the difference between life and death, will be performed in a vintage suitcase, just like the 19th-century toy-theater tradition; Kaytek the Wizard

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3/3: Huber Marionettes’ Suspended Animation America’s premier, Emmy Award–winning marionette master Phillip Huber will create a sophisticated performance for the entire family with incredible, complex marionettes and puppets. 5:30-6:15pm. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, S.B. Junior High School, 721 E. Cota St. $10-$25.

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THURSDAY 3/1 3/1-3/4: The Theatre Group at SBCC: Communicating Doors This intricate, time-traveling, comic thriller by British master of farcical comedy Sir Alan Ayckbourn follows a London sex specialist in 2004 into a murder plot that sends her, thanks to a unique set of hotel doors, traveling back in time to 1994 to rewrite history with two women who were murdered in hopes of preventing their violent demise. The show previews March 1 and runs through March 17. Thu.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. Garvin Theatre, 801 Cliff Dr. Preview: $10-$18; GA: $14-$26. Call 965-5935.

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3/1-3/4: HH11 Dance Festival This annual dance festival presented by Nebula Dance Lab will showcase more than 30 works within three unique shows featuring international and national artists both emerging and established as well as the Apogee Awards and kickoff evening highlighting arts education and youth performances. Thu.: 7pm; Fri.Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $11.50-$24; festival passes: $58-$68. Call 963-0408. Read more on p. 49.

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3/1: Gabriel over the White House This 1933 film is about newly elected President Judson “Major” Hammond (Walter Huston), who falls into a coma after a car accident and is resurrected a changed man who is no longer a gladhanding partisan hack but has a singleminded mission to consolidate power in the executive branch by violently eliminating his European enemies and rivals. There will be a post-screening discussion with moderator Patrice Petro and journalist Jeff Greenfield. A reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat. 7-9:30pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. Free. Not rated. Call 893-8903.

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annual World of Pinot Noir event will gather the world’s foremost pinot noir wineries and winemakers, renowned chefs, sommeliers, and leading wine scholars for a weekend-long seaside celebration of this delicious and storied wine. Visit the website for a full schedule and prices. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, S.B., 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Ages 21+. Call 489-1758. Read more on p. 43.

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Die Fledermaus (The Bat) This Viennese romp gets an

avant-garde makeover in this production of Strauss’s exuberant operetta set in the modern day with a hip and chic influence from haute couture of the Met Gala, nontraditional staging, and members of the Westmont Orchestra right onstage. 7pm. New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $9-$14. Call 965-5400. Read more on p. 53. ensembletheatre.com/rental-shows

FRIDAY 3/2 3/2-3/3: Confident City Cycling Workshop If you are intimidated by the

Bartolo. Fri.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $32-$214. Call 899-2222. Read more on p. 53.

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way motorists dominate the roads, this class is for you. This two-part workshop offers riders who know how to ride a bike the skills and information of basic bike maintenance, crash avoidance, lane positioning, the ability to identify unsafe traffic situations, and more. A bicycle in good working condition and a helmet are required for the on-bike skills session in a parking lot and a group ride on the streets. Complete class registration and make payment by March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Fri.: 6:30-8pm; Sat.: 9am-1pm. Bici Centro, 434 Olive St. $25. Ages 16+.

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evening with DJ Darla Bea as she plays tunes that will guarantee you dance the night away. 10pm-midnight. Chapala Rm., Finch & Fork, 31 W. Carrillo St. Free. Ages 21+.

beautifully staged production of Rossini’s comic masterpiece about secrets, scandals, and love will feature vocal pyrotechnics and movie-star looks supplied by a stunning cast of Opera S.B. newcomers. Rosina is Mexican mezzo-soprano Cassandra Zoé Velasco, her beloved Lindoro is tenor Andrew Bidlack (named one of Opera News’“top 25 brilliant young artists” of 2015), and in the title role of Figaro is Alexander Elliott, fresh from debuts with the Dallas Opera, Opera Omaha, and the Pittsburgh Symphony, with Peter Strummer as Figaro’s nemesis, Dr.

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All proceeds through March from the sales of the cookbook Santa Barbara Culinary Arts: A Taste of Santa Barbara’s Culinary Bounty Bounty, edited and designed by Tama Takahashi with photographs by Linda Blue, will go toward the S.B. Support Network, whose mission is to support the immediate needs of families impacted by the Thomas Fire and mudslides. facebook.com/

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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 Mechanic at 965-9722 and TechEase at 564-3273. macmechanic.com, techease.com

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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 and those affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides. Specific offers continue through February 28. 32 E. Micheltorena St. Call 965-6045.

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3/3: Dream Dresses at Dream Prices Sale Don’t miss this one-day-only sale of more than 150 bridal gowns originally priced $500-$1,800 on sale for $99-$199, as well as more than 200 evening, quinceañera, and prom dresses originally priced $100-$300 now on sale for $25-$40. Please, do not bring strollers or small children, and only cash and credit card will be accepted. Proceeds from the brandnew bridal and evening gowns will go toward the Music Academy’s full-scholarship and community-access programs. 9am3pm. Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. Free. Call 770-3158.

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 ongoing: Women’s Economic Ventures: Quick-Response 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.

wevonline.org/loans/quick-response-loans 3/9: Teens Sing for Santa Barbara This benefit concert will feature musical performances by talented area youth, including S.B. Middle School students Lauren Cantin, Emerson Steady, and Dakota Phillips, with special guest appearances by Kenny Loggins and friends. All proceeds will go to the Unity Shoppe S.B.’s Montecito Disaster Survivors’ Fund. 7pm. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $15-$100. teenssingforsb.com

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will be signing copies of Les Legumes: Vegetable Dishes from the Market Table Table, a collection of more than 110 healthy, tempting plantbased dishes, brimming with vibrant hues, innovative ingredients, and creative accom flavor combinations accompanied by full-page photos, anecdotes, practical tips, and uncomplicated recipes. A quarter of all sales will be contributed to Montessori Center School. 4-6pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787.

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BANDS on TAP 3/1, 3/3: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair. 6:308:30pm. Sat.: RedFish. 9-11:30pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com 3/1-3/3, 3/5-3/6: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: Spafford. 9pm. $17. Ages 21+. Fri.: Dante Elephante, Clean Spill, Lvxe, Made Up People. 8:30pm. $10. Ages 21+. Read more on p. 57 57. Sat.: Vaud & The Villains. 9pm. $15. Ages 21+. Mon.: Jazz Jam with Jeff Elliott. 7:30pm. $8. Tue.: Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons. 8pm. $10-$12. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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3/1-3/3: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. Thu.: Tony Ybarra. Fri.: Westerly the Band, Taller Younger Brother. Sat.: Key Party. 6-8pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+.Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com

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3/2-3/4: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Grass Mountain. 6-9pm. Sat.: John Lyle; 1-4pm. Sleeping Dogs; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Alastair Greene; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066.

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3/2-3/3: M.Special Brewing Co. Fri.: O.n.E. Sat.: New Vibe. 6-9pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com 3/2: Uptown Lounge Fri.: Al Vafa & The Infidels. 8:30-11:30pm. 3126 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 845-8800. www.sbuptownlounge.com

Book Signing by Dr. Wallace 7:30-8:00 pm

3/2-3/3, 3/7: Velvet Jones Fri.: Soko The Whale Dog, The Real Savage Henry, Old Jack City; 7-10pm; $10. La Discoteca Presenta: Noche de Bandas; 10pm; $5; ages 21+. Sat.: La Discoteca Presenta: Noche de Bandas. 10pm. $5. Ages 21+. Wed.: Smoke and Mirrors Drag Revue. 8pm. $5. Ages 21+. 423 State St. Call 965-8676. velvet-jones.com 3/3: La Cumbre Plaza Tony Ybarra. Noon-3pm. 121 S. Hope Ave. Free.

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3/3: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 962-4660. sbjamesjoyce.com 3/3: Mercury Lounge GrooveShine. 9pm. 5871 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $5. Ages 21+. Call 967-0907.

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MONDAY 3/5 3/5: An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story This inspiring 2017 documentary about Reinhold Niebuhr, whose Serenity Prayer remains one of the most quoted writings in American literature, is rich in archival material and features interviews with former presidents, civil rights leaders, and a host of notable historians and theologians and reveals how Niebuhr rose from a small Midwest church pulpit to become the nation’s moral voice to presidents and civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., who often turned to Niebuhr’s writings for guidance and inspiration on the most volatile political and social issues of the 20th century. 4-6pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Not rated. Call 564-5621.

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3/5-3/7: Women Speak Up Area women and girls are invited to an informal listening session to express their concerns, needs, and desires with their district appointees currently serving on the Commission for Women. These forums will also highlight service agencies and resources available to female residents in our county. Refreshments, childcare, and Spanish-language interpretation will be provided. Visit the website to reserve a seat and get information for next week’s sessions in Lompoc, Guadalupe, and Santa Maria. Mon.: S.B. Hillel, 781 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista; Tue.: Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta; Wed.: Carpinteria Women’s Club, 1059 Vallecito Rd., Carpinteria. 5:30pm. Free.

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TUESDAY 3/6 3/6-3/7: Compañía Nacional de Danza de España: Carmen Founded

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cast of the 90th Academy Awards under the stars of this historic theater. Doors open early so that you can get your concessions and watch the preshow live from the red carpet. A portion of the concession proceeds will benefit the S.B. Firefighters Alliance. 3-8pm. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. Free.

in 1979, Madrid’s Compañía Nacional de Danza will return to S.B. with a work that is a statement of its compelling artistic direction. Johan Inger’s Carmen is a visionary retelling of mythic and universal elements of passion and violence. This contemporary Carmen tells the tale through the eyes of a child, with its hero-

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3/1: Opening Reception: Reality, as it were … See works by 10 contemporary artists: Penny Arntz, Chad Avery, Pippa Blake, Sophie Cooper, Laurie MacMillan, Maria Miller, Stuart Ochiltree, Carson Pritchard, Beth Schmohr, and Marlene Struss. The exhibit shows through March 26. 5-8pm. 10 West Gallery, 10 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 770-7711.

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3/1: Opening Reception: Whitney Brooks Abbott: Resolution The works in this inaugural exhibition for celebrated area plein air painter Whitney Brooks Abbott portray a resolution of nature’s drama by offering up the solidity of nature itself. Trees are still standing strong, fields are fallow and ready to be sown, and the ocean continues to cleanse and renew itself while offering up a quiet place to contemplate beauty. The resolution of chaos is evident with the paintings that were added after the Thomas Fire and mudslides occurred. The exhibit shows through April 29. 5-8pm. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 730-1460.

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3/1: Opening Reception: S.B. Visual Artists SBVA are area artists who produce and celebrate their works in diverse media and who have nurtured a common bond and passion for viewing and creating art. The exhibit shows through April 14. 5-7pm. Corridan Gallery, 125 N. Milpas St. Call 966-7939. sbvisualartists.com

3/4: Opening Reception: 70/70/70, Israeli Artists in Santa Barbara This juried show will introduce 70 emerging, mid-career, and

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established working artists who aim to expose the fascinating, innovative, less-known scope of current artistic creations by Israeli artists. Enjoy wine, fine appetizers, and live Jewish Klezmer and Sephardic music by Kalinka. The exhibit shows through May 3. 1-3pm. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Ctr., 524 Chapala St. Free. Call 957-1115.

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Jennifer Lugris depict organic iterations of common fables and daily experiences with their use of symbolism and easily recognizable forms in their paintings, creating a visual landscape that uses a sociological lens to reduce everyday struggles down to archetypal imagery. The exhibit shows through March 9. Glass Box Gallery, Arts Bldg. 534, Space 1328, UCSB. Free. Email gallery.glassbox@gmail.com. ongoing:

Timeless Appeal Classic California landscape oil paintings by artists Cheryl Ambrecht, Rod Aszman, Sheryl Knight, and Gerry Winant will be on view in the first show of the year in the newly redecorated gallery space. The exhibit shows through March 31. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-7517. gallerylosolivos.com

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MUSIC of NOTE contemporary gospel selections. 7:30pm. First Congregational Church, 2101 State St. $10-$15. Call 729-1159.

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3/1: Squirrel Nut Zippers Swing back to the 1920s and ‘30s and salute late-night speakeasy with one of the most vivacious alternative bands, with a sound that is a mix of jazz, honky-tonk blues, and swing. Maybe you’ll hear a song from the group’s soon-to-be-released Beasts of Burden — its first studio album in 17 years — which was recorded in an abandoned wine cellar underneath the streets of the French Quarter and is jammed full of voices and mysterious sounds from another time. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$38. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

3/1: Catalyst Quartet The Catalyst Quartet comprises top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition and has played sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center, the Met, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and more. The ensemble will return to S.B. for a dynamic and energetic program titled Hemispheres: North America that will include six pieces. Purchase tickets at the museum Visitor Services desks or online at tickets.sbma.net. 7:30pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. $20-$25. Call 963-4364. sbma.net 3/2: Divertimento Enjoy 30 minutes of beauti-

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3/3: Todd O’Keefe Record-Release Show Join S.B.’s own Todd O’Keefe as he celebrates the release of his new album, Salvador Salvador, a collection of driving, everyman songs that reveal the balance between the playful and sad. 7pm. The Red Piano, 519 State St. Free. 3/3: The S.B. Blues Society Gala 41st Birthday Show This celebration will feature Sugaray Rayford, former

3/2: Walk off the Earth This multitalented five-piece

3/3: Sings Like Hell: Chris Smither Trio, Jackie Venson Chris Smither has been drawing deeply from the

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band based just outside of Toronto will make a stop in our area on its first U.S. tour in three years. The members’ vocal stylings and melodic arrangements have made way for successful albums such as 2015’s Sing It All Away as well as amazing covers like Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Ed Sheeran’s “The Shape of You,” and so many more that you should really take a look on YouTube if you haven’t already. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $35-$55. Ages 21+. Call 686-3805. chumashcasino.com

“10 New Artists You Need to Know: June 2017,” L.A.’s Magic Giant, consisting of Austin Bisnow, Zambricki Li, and Zang, is a banjo-carrying collective that will have you stomping your feet as they deliver their brand of folk-flavored alternative sound. Irvine alt-rockers The Brevet will open the show with their rock-tinged Americana. 7:30pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $13-$54. velvet-jones.com

pel composer Steven Roberts will lead this choir in a concert of spectacular arrangements of traditional spirituals and

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and Kirsten Proffit will sing their California-country songs with burnished harmonies reminiscent of the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. 7:30pm. Standing Sun Wines, 92 Second St., Ste. D, Buellton. $15-$20. Call 691-9413.

singer for the acclaimed Mannish Boys, and his seven-piece band. Opening the show will be S.B.’s own youth blues band East Valley Road, recently back from the International Blues Challenge youth division in Memphis. East Valley Road: 7:15-7:45pm; Sugaray: 8pm. Historic Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E. Carrillo St. $10-$40. Call 722-8155. sbblues.org

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ful, live chamber music by J.S. Bach, Jacques Ibert, and W.A. Mozart for a woodwind trio to soothe the soul and lift your spirits. Partial proceeds from any donations will benefit the church’s music programs. 12:15-12:45pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. Free.

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blues and American folk music for 50 years. Come listen to his music that covers loss, life, and love. Gritty blueswoman Jackie Venson, originally a classical pianist, made the leap to guitar and is now compared to the likes of Joss Stone. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $45-$50. Call 963-0761. lobero.org

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year’s festival will host award-winning judges and guest stars and end with an incredible evening concert featuring Grammy-winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal. The competition will include junior and senior high school, junior college, and university jazz bands in both big-band and combo divisions. Tickets can be purchased in advance from a DP High School student, at the door, or by emailing dphsjazzband@ yahoo.com. Funds will benefit Dos Pueblos’ instrumental music program. Performances: 8am; awards: 6pm; concert: 7pm. Elings Performing Arts Ctr., Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Free-$25.

Flutist Anthony Trionfo will make his recital debut this spring on the Young Concert Artists Series at the Kennedy Center as well as in New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall. Albert Cano Smit, at only 21 years old, has been Anthony Trionfo praised for playing “with the maturity of someone three times his age” (CBC CBC Music Music) and is the first-prize winner of the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg

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Piano Competition. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician across Europe and America. Audience members are invited to stay and meet the artists at a reception immediately following the concert. 3pm. Logan House, 8585 Ojai– Santa Paula Rd., Ojai. $25. Call 646-9951. chamberonthemountain.com

+ Julian Lage, Guitar and Special guest Booker T Jones In celebration of his 80th birthday, Charles Lloyd presents an evening that spans the colorful arc of his life in music – from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta to the universe beyond.

3/6: Lucky Chops This group has been unleashing high-energy brassy funk on the world since forming in N.Y.C. in 2006. The intensity of the band’s energy is fueled by its desire to share the healing and inspirational power of music with others. 7pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $15. velvet-jones.com

3/7: The Pimps of Joytime If you like to dance but are a tad weary of today’s deejay culture, this band will have you moving to the mosaic sound of its mashup of ’70s funk tones, modern dance beats, and original samples. 8:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15-$18. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776.

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3/6: Tuesday Poets at the Library Poet Mary Brown and S.B. Poet Laureate Enid Osborn will host accomplished poets Peg Quinn, Teddy Macker, and Alison M. Bailey. Come listen to poetry read by the poets themselves. 7:30-9pm. Fireplace Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5611. sbplibrary.org

WEDNESDAY 3/7 3/7: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 17th Annual Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity’s Future: Preventing War: Crisis and Opportunity with North Korea Christine Ahn — founder and international coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, and cofounder of the Korea Peace Network, Korea Policy Institute, and Global Campaign to Save Jeju Island — will deliver this year’s lecture, which honors the vision and compassion of Frank K. Kelly, who was a founder and senior vice president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. 7-8:30pm. Upstairs Auditorium, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 21 W. Anapamu St. Free.

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3/7: Astronomy on Tap Celebrate the second-year anniversary of Astronomy on Tap by honoring women in science! Come listen to UCSB graduate student Isabel Lipartito speak about imaging extrasolar planets and Las Cumbres Observatory data analyst Monica Turner talk about things launched into space, from Sputnik to a Tesla Roadster. Enter the raffle to win prizes that include Women of NASA Lego sets! 7:30pm. M8RX Nightclub & Lounge, 409 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 957-4111. lco.global/aot

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f young farmers and diabetes don’t seem like a in Santa Barbara is leaving our community, and 98 pernatural pairing, just ask Lacey Baldiviez and Ben cent of the food we eat is coming in from elsewhere,” York. Baldiviez, the director of Goleta’s Fairview she said. A partnership with York, who is developing Gardens, has teamed up with York, the coordinator for the new Farming for Life program for the William Sansum Diabetes Center, made a new project housed in the eminent sense. William Sansum Diabetes Farming for Life is “basiCenter that prescribes vegcally designed to test whether etables to diabetes patients. or not increased access to fresh For Baldiviez, the partvegetables will have positive nership began as a way to outcomes related to diabetes,” give beginning farmers a York explained. The program leg up in an aging profeswill prescribe 12 weeks of free sion. “The median age of produce to 25 low-income farmers is approaching 60,” Latino patients currently expeBaldiviez said. While there riencing food insecurity. The are young people curious initiative is closely modeled about the trade, Baldiviez on a recent pilot program, the explained, they often strugFresh Food Farmacy, carried gle to develop the necessary out by the Geisinger Health skill set and business acuSystem in Pennsylvania. Parmen — knowledge that has ticipants had an average twotraditionally been passed point decline in hemoglobin down through families, not A1c levels, a reliable measure formal training programs. of blood-sugar control. Fairview Gardens’ Food Fairview’s new apprentices System Entrepreneurship will focus on growing the Academy is working to GOOD INGREDIENTS: Fairview Gardens and William vegetables that program parchange that. Beginning this Sansum Diabetes Center are merging two of their budding programs. ticipants want to eat: broccoli, March, two budding farmlettuce, onions, tomatoes, and ers will arrive at the gardens for the program’s maiden voyage, where they’ll begin nopales (cactus pads) were all popular requests. And a six-month intensive introduction to the profession. both directors have hopes that they’ll be able to expand They’ll learn about soil, tillage, plant pathology, and their programs over time. Baldiviez wants to take on pest management, as well as the ins and outs of leasing more apprentices, and York has grand plans: Ideally, “we’d like all the health-care organizations in this town and labor laws, insurance, and budgeting. For Baldiviez, the trick was to find a way to keep the to write food-care prescriptions for people who would program local.“Ninety-eight percent of the food grown benefit from them,” he said. —Talya Meyers

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Sleepy Bunny Helps Kids Nap E very weekend, as she prepared for the Sunday Farmers Market at Vandenberg Village, lavender farmer Melissa Broughton filled her home with bundles of the soft-smelling flower. Her pet rabbit Amos could never resist. After nibbling his fill, Amos would take a long, leisurely nap, lulled to bed by the natural sleep aid. “He would just bonk out,” laughed Broughton. Their ritual went on for years, until little Amos in his old age hopped into that giant lavender field in the sky. Inspired by his charm and memory, Broughton—already a published author—wrote the miniature Holland Lop as the main character of her new children’s book, Sleepy Bunny: The Bunny Who Loved Lavender, illustrated by area artist Mary Harrison. Beyond being a fun and easy read for kids, it’s a gentle

encouragement to enjoy naptime, often the source of fierce battles between parent and child. “Parents are excited about a story that helps their kiddos think about naps in a good way,” explained Broughton, who’s already received positive feedback from her younger audience. “Kids are always the best critics,” she said. “They’ll always tell you what they really think.” Every copy of Sleepy Bunny comes with a lavender-scented, rabbit-shaped sachet knitted by a local maker of eye pillows. The book, out in time Sleepy Bunny for Easter, is available at Chaucer’s Books, The Book Den, and The Bookstore in Lompoc, and on March 11, 2-4 p.m., Broughton will host a signing at Chaucer’s (3321 State St.). She’ll be joined by a VIP guest named Milo. “Hint,” she said, “he’s very fluffy with big feet.” —Tyler Hayden

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: The Hearts on Fire fashion show will celebrate this year’s Transgender Day of Visibility.

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he Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network (SBTAN) will ignite support around Transgender Day of Visibility this year with its Hearts on Fire fashion show at the Lobero Theatre on April 7. In its third year celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility, the group is showcasing stories, area artists, and a silent auction, and the charismatic 2017 Queen of Pride emcee Deja Re will host alongside beloved spinner DJ Darla Bea. “Through this event, our goal is to raise funds and awareness about the truly remarkable transgender communities locally and worldwide,” said SBTAN President Phillippa Bisou Della Vina, “and to establish a transgender community health clinic. At present, transgender youth and their parents frequently travel out of town to get appropriate health care.” It’ll be a night to remember: Santa Barbara boutiques, including Lovebird, Sirena, and Mission Tuxedos, will present fresh fashions with Los Angeles designers Angelina Versage and Moiises Aguirre, who’ll be premiering their own spring gowns. Ian Harvie, actor on the Amazon series Transparent, will share his story of being a trans man in today’s world. And makeup artists, business owners, models, speakers, technicians, and allies of all professions will contribute their time to kindle the fires behind the passionate one-night show. Attendees will be treated to a silent auction of works created by area artists and photographers Mi Refugio Projects and Mothersun, Richard Ross, and Nathaniel Gray. All proceeds will benefit the SBTAN Gender Community Clinic Program. “How important it is to celebrate the depth and breadth of our lived experiences and our valuable contributions to our community, not just our tears and fears,” said SBTAN supporter Lisa Gilinger. “I’m thrilled that people are getting behind it with enthusiasm.” Transgender Day of Visibility occurs on March 31 each year to celebrate transgender people and raise awareness of the discrimination they face worldwide. However, anyone can show their support daily simply by standing up for transgender people, Bisou Della Vina said.“It can be scary to speak out, but loud and visible support for transgender rights can show transgender people that they are accepted,” Bisou Della Vina said. For tickets to the Hearts on Fire fashion show, visit lobero.org. — Rebecca Horrigan

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Feb. 11-17 Piper Smith, San Marcos water polo

In an 8-7 overtime victory over defending CIF champion Laguna Beach, the powerful senior scored three critical goals.

SAN MARCOS PASSION: After their plunge into the pool, the San Marcos Royals continued to celebrate their first CIF Southern Section (CIF-SS) water polo championship at the Elings Aquatic Center. San Marcos and Dos Pueblos will be the No. 1– and No. 2–seeded teams in this weekend’s Southern California Championships, involving CIF-SS, L.A. City, and San Diego schools in Orange County.

Will Yamasaki, Dos Pueblos wrestling

ROYALS WIN

WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIP I San Marcos High Girls’ Team Defeats Dos Pueblos; Boys’ Basketball Team Aims for Title Too n a pair of do-or-die, nail-biting, breathtaking situations, two goalies stood between Canada’s fifth Olympic women’s hockey championship and Dos Pueblos High’s fifth CIF girls’ water polo crown. Both goalies came through. At Gangneung Hockey Centre in South Korea, 20-yearold Maddie Rooney smothered Canada’s last shot, preserving Team USA’s 3-2 victory in the Olympic shootout. At the Elings Aquatic Center in Goleta, San Marcos senior Sophia Trumbull reached high to deflect Abbi Hill’s hard shot off the crossbar. After Trumbull’s 15th save of the game, the Royals passed the ball out of danger, and seconds later the whole team was in the pool with their coach, Chuckie Roth, celebrating their 4-3 victory over Dos Pueblos and the school’s first CIF title in girls’ water polo. Like the USA women, the San Marcos girls evinced a singular dedication to their cause and made their dreams come true with truly great performances. Unlike the hockey team, the Royals were not expected to reach the championship game — except by themselves. San Marcos was seeded No. 7 in the CIF Division 1 Elite Eight. In their last regular-season game, the Royals lost to Laguna Beach, 10-3. Six days later, they faced Laguna Beach, the defending champion, in the playoff opener. They won in double overtime, 8-7. Mater Dei, a team that beat them in January, was next. They knocked off the Monarchs, 6-4. Finally, they came up against No. 1 Dos Pueblos, their league rival, which had swept San Marcos by scores of 10-2 and 7-4 while winning 28 consecutive games. But the crowd that filled the stands and spilled onto the pool deck at last Saturday night’s showdown was no longer certain to witness the coronation of the Chargers. San Marcos fed off the electricity in the air, mounting a tenacious defense that frustrated the 1-2 punch of the Stanford-bound Ryann Neushul and Hill, a powerful junior. The Royals led 2-0 at halftime and came out of an eventful third quarter in a 3-3 tie. Piper Smith scored the game-winner with 4:22 on the clock, flinging a shot that skipped once off the pool surface into the goal. Trumbull made three big saves thereafter: repelling a point-blank shot by Thea Neushul, Ryann’s cousin; soaring high to swat away Olivia Kistler’s attempt; and finally, thwarting Hill.

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In the CIF Southern Section individual 184-pound final, the senior upset top-seeded Boris Perasadako of Esperanza in overtime, 7-5.

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“Sophia was amazing,” Roth said. “The backbone of our defensive effort runs through her to Piper and Hannah [Meyer].” “I love being a goalie,” said Trumbull, who will stay in town to play at UCSB next year. “Being the last person, knowing it has to go through me, motivates me. I like to think I perform well under pressure.” Confidence flowed through all the Royals. “We had a major, major chain reaction,” said Sarah Owens, another UCSB-bound senior who scored their third goal. The Royals were effusive in their praise of Roth, the coach who has raised them up from No. 3 in their own town to No. 1 in Southern California. This community is so strong in water polo that the Santa Barbara Dons, who finished third in the Channel League behind DP and San Marcos, reached the CIF Division 2 final and lost on a last-second goal to Newport Harbor. The Dons won eight CIF championships from 1998 to 2006, and Dos Pueblos claimed four in a row (2008-11). Now it was San Marcos’s turn. “Chuckie’s the best coach,” Trumbull said. “He keeps us positive, staying in the moment. We don’t get hung up on one play. We know how to come back and change the momentum of a game.” Roth said the Royals worked harder and played smarter as each game came along. “I love this team,” he said. He was dripping wet from his championship plunge on a cold winter’s night, but he had never felt warmer.

Sophia Trumbull, San Marcos water polo

The senior goalie had 12 saves in the CIF semifinal win over Mater Dei and 15 saves in the final, a 4-3 victory over topranked Dos Pueblos.

Jackson Stormo, San Marcos basketball

The 69 senior scored 30 points in the CIF quarterfinals against Cypress and had 18 points and 17 rebounds in the 65-59 semifinal win over Muir.

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would be the boys’ basketball team winning a CIF championship. The Royals (25-6) will play for the 2A Division title on Saturday, March 3, against Riverside Poly (24-7). Game time is 4 p.m. at the Azusa Pacific University Felix Event Center. It’s the fourth time the Royals will reach for the crown. They fell short in 1961, when the school’s first senior class made a surprising run to the finals; in 1981, when the fabulous “Runnin’ Royals” suffered their only defeat, a 65-63 heartbreaker against Long Beach Poly; and in 1990, when Artesia and Ed O’Bannon overpowered them. Winning this year’s title would be especially sweet to San Marcos assistant coach Jon Korfas, who starred on the 1981 team. His son, Stef Korfas, has been a steady point guard for the Royals, who are riding a 15-game winning streak.

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3/3: College Men’s Basketball: Cal Poly at UCSB If any matchup should bring fans out to the Thunderdome, it’s this Blue-Green rivalry one on Saturday night. The outcome could prove momentous for UCSB. The Gauchos (21-7, 10-4 Big West) are battling for first place and the top seed in next week’s conference tournament. A victory over visiting Long Beach State tonight (Thu., Mar. 1, ESPNU) will give them a shot at the top spot. Although Cal Poly (9-19, 4-10) sits in seventh place, the Mustangs defeated the Gauchos 80-79 in the conference opener on January 4. The game was decided by a controversial call after Max Heidegger’s jumper gave UCSB a 79-77 lead with a second remaining. Cal Poly’s Luke Meikle missed a wild shot, but a foul was called, and he made three free throws to complete the Mustangs’ comeback from a 21-point deficit. 7pm. The Thunderdome, UCSB. $8-$14. Call 893-UCSB (8272) or visit ucsbgauchos.com.

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CELEBRATING FEMALE VINTNERS: Gretchen Voelcker is one of the women winemakers taking part in a March 8 event to celebrate International Women’s Day.

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ash-ups of the culinary variety are always a favorite. The proverbial melting pot comes to your mouth for a party of cuisines for your taste buds. We’re fortunate to have some really fun and funky fusion dishes right in downtown Santa Barbara, so here are three to track down.

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bread taco with Chinese-spiced duck using a French style of cooking is the stuff of fusion fantasies. It began in Brooklyn, thought up by a South African–born culinary mastermind who worked all over the world and who now has a Goa Taco location gracing our State Street. They serve up many varieties of these massive paratha tacos, from pork belly to ahi tuna to paneer, but my favorite has tender duck meat, hotmustard-pickled cucumber, carrots, radishes, and herbs. It has a bánh mì element, but the doughy, buttery, multilayered paratha shell enhances all of the filling possibilities. 718 State St.; 770-7079; goataco.com

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& Events in Solvang. The event, which coincides it does seem that Santa Barbara County with International Women’s Day, is a fundraiser boasts more women winemakers per capita for the Women’s Fund of Northern Santa Barbara than anywhere else in the state, if not the County. Tix are $50 for wine and apps, or $125 for world. It’s a long tradition here, harking way back the four-course sit-down dinner. See womenswine to Doña Marcelina Dominguez and her 1800s La makerdinner.eventbrite.com. Parra Grande grapevine in Montecito, and then reenergizing in the modern movement with Lane PUSHING PROPER PINOT: A few Mondays ago, South African–raised winemaker Ernst Storm of Storm Tanner, Kris Curran, Kathy Joseph, and so forth. One of the newer faces on that scene in Gretchen Wines gathered a group of “progressive” pinot Voelcker, who grew up on a family farm in Phila- noir makers to Presqu’ile Winery east of Orcutt to delphia but found wine while living in Brussels taste wines and talk shop. By “progressive,” Storm during high school. School at Georgetown and meant colleagues who focused on the less-extracted, then UC Santa Cruz delivered her into the wine fresher side of the grape, usually without much new business. “I really saw wine as an opportunity to oak usage (which could mask the fruit flavors) but express my creative side and still be in touch with with a certain amount of whole-cluster fermentation the sciences,” said Voelcker, who started at Rideau (which can add earthy spice) in the mix. Each winemaker brought two single-vineyard in 2012 and is now assistant winemaker. wines from their brands, She also worked with Ryan Roark, who taught her the garagiste side of small-batch winemakwhich included Tatomer, ing and encouraged her to start her own brand. Presqu’ile, LaBarge, Piro, First called Moon Unit Wines (a childhood Chanin/Lutum, Scar of the nickname) — until Moon Unit Zappa Sea, Whitcraft, Bien Nacido/ sent a cease-and-desist letter — the Solomon Hills, Dragonette, Dierberg, and Storm. I’d brand is now called Luna Hart, a reference to both the moon and blind-tasted almost all of the a stag. “I wanted something that wines before, and scored them was both masculine and femiall quite highly — the combinanine representing the energy that tion of bright fruit, zesty acidity, I put into my work,” explained and herbal intrigue is fascinating and refreshing, so much that Voelcker, who’s now making about 250 cases a year with hopes BY MATT KETTMANN I have a hard time keeping these to grow to 1,000. brands in my cellar. She’s making cabernet franc, Though these guys share a sauvignon blanc, and a white blend. “I like to tin- lot of similar thinking with the controversial In ker a lot, so that was an opportunity to tinker with Pursuit of Balance movement that rose up a few white wines and challenge to see what would pair years back, they aren’t so dogmatic about keeping well with spicy and Asian foods,” she explained. alcohol exceedingly low. Rather, they’re letting She’s also excited to be adding gruner veltliner from the land do the talking and using a soft touch to Kathy Joseph’s Fiddlestix Vineyard. showcase what the climate, soils, and farming Voelcker knows that young women winemakers techniques deliver. “I get the cleanest fruit coming often face unfair challenges but believes it’s differ- in and the cleanest wines going out,” said Drake ent here. “Luckily, in Santa Barbara County, we have Whitcraft, who makes wine just like his pioneersuch a great support network of women winemak- ing dad, Chris, but picks slightly less ripe. “I’m not ers,” she said. “I’ve always been very fortunate to an enologist, so I don’t know how to manipulate never feel those pressures.” the wines.” Along with Joseph and nearly two dozen other Our county’s cool climate allows a convergence female vintners, Voelcker is taking part in the of positive traits to accumulate at the same time, second annual Women Winemakers Dinner on whereas other celebrated regions sometimes must Thursday, March 8, 5:30-9 p.m., at K’Syrah Catering sacrifice certain elements. “To get the concentracontinued on p. 47 >

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deli food are two cuisines that have a long tradition of being served together. But in recent years, thanks to restaurants in New York and San Francisco, Kung Pao Pastrami and, yes, Katz’s Pastrami Egg Rolls now exist. Santa Barbara’s own version are the Reuben Egg Rolls with Russian dressing at the Pickle Room. The mixture of corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut is classic, but subbing a wonton skin for bread is genius. There is simply no better way to bring cultures together than wrapped and fried and dipped in creamy dressing. Well, maybe Irish whiskey with a pickleback to wash it down does improve it slightly. 126 E. Canon Perdido St.; 965-1015; threepickles.com

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The Grilled Cheese Truck is open that The Grilled Cheese Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight, Truck restaurant has and Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. opened at 956 EmbarCall 845-0654 or visit thegrilled cadero del Norte in Isla Vista, cheesetruck.com. the former home of Santa THAI ICE CREAM COMING TO STATE: Ynez Burrito, Kogilicious, Reader Steve H. says that the retail Sushilicious, Korean BBQ House, and Berrilicious. This space at 716 State Street, previously MAC Cosmetics, will soon start is the restaurant’s first brickselling Thai-style rolled ice cream. and-mortar location. THE BIG CHEESE: David Danhi is the Since 2009, The Grilled founder and chef of The Grilled Cheese A new style of ice cream that Truck. started in Southeast Asia, it’s also Cheese Truck has been an actual truck, rolling all over called “Thai stir-fried ice cream” the streets of Los Angeles. Following the open- because it looks like it’s being cooked on a hot ing of the I.V. location, The Grilled Cheese Truck griddle, except that the surface is extremely cold. plans to expand truck services to New York, New The “chefs” add things like cookies, candy, and Jersey, and Pennsylvania and to open a second even pizza into the ice-cream mixture. As the physical location in Los Angeles. mixture begins to freeze, the chef spreads it in a David Danhi is the founder and culinary thin layer and then turns it into a roll. The rolls force behind The Grilled Cheese Truck, which are then put in a cup and covered with fruit or has been named best food truck many times by flavored syrup. multiple media outlets. He’s also the architect of The Grilled Cheese Truck’s social media initia- RUMOR MILL: Last September, I published a rumor tives, and the truck has been listed as the third that the old El Torito/Espana at 29 East Cabrillo most influential tweeter in Los Angeles. Boulevard will reopen this year as two restauThe menu includes seven signature melts ($7- rants. I said that one will be run by Carlos Luna, $9), including the Cheesy Mac & Rib Melt (sharp the owner of Los Agaves, and the other will be cheddar cheese with house-smoked BBQ pork, run by Tina Takaya from Opal restaurant. Word Southern macaroni and cheese, and caramelized on the street is that Takaya’s half of the restauonions on French bread), the Cheesy Mac Melt rant space is going to be named Oku and that an (sharp cheddar cheese with Southern macaroni upstairs deck area is planned. Rumor has it that and cheese on French bread), the Not-So-Classic- Takaya is also taking over the bicycle place next Melt (sharp cheddar cheese with oven-roasted door (the old Cinnamon Bun place) to open a ham, fresh spinach, and crushed tater tots on casual breakfast-type place. As for the other half, wheat bread), the Brie Melt (double-cream brie I’m hearing that the name of the restaurant will with homemade bacon-onion marmalade and be Leadbetter. As always, this rumor might be chopped smokehouse almonds on French bread), completely false or a brilliant forecast of future the Buffalo Chicken Melt (spicy roasted buffalo events. Your call. chicken with habanero jack, blue cheese, and celery coleslaw on French bread), the Three Cheese THE LITTLE DOOR REOPENS: One reason I love this Melt (choose any three cheeses — sharp ched- job is because every now and then I receive emails dar, double-cream brie, and blue cheese recom- like this: “Hi John, unofficially The Little Door mended, on French bread), and the Goat Cheese is open, across from the Sunken Gardens at 129 Melt (herbed goat cheese with roasted peppers, East Anapamu Street. We are just working out fresh red onions, avocado, and fresh spinach on the kinks before any advertising. I’m behind the wheat bread). The menu also includes several bar Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights after Plain ’N’ Simple Melts, build-your-own melts, 5 p.m. Stop in sometime and I’ll buy you a drink! and a variety of tater tots and sweet potato tots. Cheers, Travis Gottlob.” COURTESY

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Music at Sunset” in the lyrical style and “Ambush from 10 Sides” in the martial style, plus one of her immensely absorbing on-the-spot improvisations. This will occur in the course of an evening that also includes battling shadow puppets in an opera and a man whose instrument is a wooden bench. There will be new duets and ensemble works based on folk songs, and the Huayin musicians will sing in a variety of voices, from lusty to innocent and from bass baritone to the highest Chinese operatic falsetto. As one of the founding members of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and through her own efforts with other collaborators such as the Kronos Quartet, Wu Man has been a central figure in the thriving world/classical music scene for three decades. A Grammy Award winner and multi-time Grammy nominee, Wu Man is in constant demand among the world’s top symphony orchestras thanks to the many pieces written expressly for her by such well-known composers as Lou Harrison, Tan Dun, and Philip Glass. In a career marked by confidently radical experimentation, this may be Wu Man’s wildest group yet. — Charles Donelan

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Now in its fourth year, Nebula Dance Lab’s annual HH11 Festival returns to Center Stage Theater Thursday-Sunday, March 1-4, for four days of enthralling dance performances in a well-rounded palette of methods and approaches — from classical Indian to contemporary dance to urban hip-hop. Named after the scientific classification for newly formed stars, the festival has consistently created a viable platform for established choreographers to showcase new and exploratory methodologies, as well as served as a launching pad for emerging artists vying for a chance to push their work into the spotlight. “We’ve got a great lineup of talent across all four days, including a new entry, flamenco, during our opening night,” said Devyn Duex, the festival’s managing director and muscle behind a program that will include 22 regional dance companies, along with two from Europe and Canada. HH11’s opening night on Thursday, March 1, will be dedicated to the dance world’s younger set, with a heartwarming presentation of the Apogee Awards, which honor dance educators within the community who have devoted their time and expertise to the advancement and empowerment of our city’s burgeoning young artists. The evening will conclude with special performances by the youth companies of State Street Ballet, Santa Barbara Dance Arts, and Linda Vega Dance Studios. Talents to watch for this year include the ethereal musings of Hungary’s Feledi Project, which will also be heading a master class at UCSB during its visit; the Dance Network’s tapping prowess and tongue-in-cheek narratives; the rhythmic precision of San Francisco’s Karen Pearson; SBCC Dance Company’s high-octane dynamism; and the entrancing hand gesturing of Canada’s Kiruthika Rathanaswami. This year, HH11 will be offering a three-day pass for dance enthusiasts interested in witnessing the widereaching and jam-packed roster of talent that will be spread out over the course of three individualized programs. It’s a chance to experience the myriad and intimate ways in which the movement arts continue to inform our humanity. Don’t miss this seasonal favorite. —Ninette Paloma

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he illusion of motion is key to stop-motion film. particularly in her method of creating puppets that are The genre is rooted in technique: Each scene must an aesthetic mix of the grotesque and the fairy-tale-like. be crafted, captured, Lepore’s Move Mountain Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant by Suraya Raja lures you in through a and then pieced together so that thousands of unseen soothing, ambient choral configurations become arrangement and keeps a solid motion. But stopyou hooked until the motion is equally about end. The film centers creating images or narraon a Gumby-like figtives that connect to expeure struggling to survive in a macrocosmic rience. Indeed, these works landscape. Between a can be just as much about nighttime dance party reality as about fantasy. Five examples of stopscene that will have you motion films that highlight smiling and a thrilling the emotional potential dash to safety, the work of the genre are presented in Herself: Girlhood in Stop strikes the appropriate balance between playful and Motion Film, an exhibit at Santa Barbara City College’s tense. Atkinson Gallery. Curated by Sarah Cunningham, Finally, London-based Raja’s Don’t Think of a Pink the exhibit features the work of Rita Basulto, Laura Elephant focuses on a young woman named Layla dealKrifka, Heidi Kumao, Kirsten Lepore, and Suraya Raja. ing with her fear of sharp objects. The short film centers Including production shots, figurines, and drawings, on the relationship between Layla and her little brother, the exhibition takes girlhood as who tricks her into overcoming its central theme to explore topics her fear in order to save their such as grief, social norms, and cat. Superbly executed, the work coming-of-age. is brave and relatable, as well as Kumao’s “Dwelling”— an elecdark and suspenseful. tronic figurine operating on a Production shots that show by Rachel Heidenry motor—will catch eyes and ears the artists creating puppet as one enters the gallery. Created molds or constructing their fanas a figure in her stop-motion animation Erase, Replace, tastical sets remind one of how tedious the process that Repeat, the sculpture is housed in a bell jar and pro- creates stop-motion works can be. With PuppetPalooza grammed to robotically wipe away condensation that taking over Santa Barbara the first weekend of March, is produced inside. Between sound, kinetics, and just this show is a great way to start considering the place plain innovation, the figurine is captivating and makes of storytelling within the act of making. you laugh just as much as it makes you think. Studies for Erase, Replace, Repeat are screened alongMove Mountain by Kirsten Lepore side “Dwelling” and show Kumao’s sculptural creations in various states of action. From combing hair to getting dressed, Kumao is interested in the way that ordinary gestures can be steeped in societal expectations — particularly for girls. Mexico City–based artist Basulto’s Lluvia en los ojos focuses on a young girl named Sophia dealing with the loss of her grandfather. In her grief, she finds his tiny pet rhinoceros named Cornelius, who soon grows far too large for the house and must be set free. Amid the touching narrative that will make you consider the profundity of connection, the work is beautifully executed Herself: Girlhood in Stop Motion Film is on with brilliant use of light and landscape. view at SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery (721 Cliff Musical choice is central to works by Krifka and Dr.) through March 23. Due to explorations of mortality, Lepore. Ventura-based Krifka’s stop-motion animaviolence, and mental health, the exhibit is intended for tion Sow the Wind—set to an upbeat operatic overture audiences 12 years and older. — is perhaps the most traditional of the five films,

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s one natural disaster has followed another, it it more concise, compact, focused. We’ve condensed has certainly been a rough start to the year. We it quite a lot, to the point where it’s almost all sung. We could all use a little frivolity and a few laughs. took an operetta and turned it into an opera! On one So in a bit of felicitous timing, Santa Barbara level, you can just go and be delighted,” he added. “On will be treated this weekend to a couple of classic comic another level, though, there are some deeper and darker things inside. Everything capers, both set to sparkis built on lies —many, ing scores. but not all, of which get At The Granada Theatre, Opera Santa Barexposed at the end. It bara will stage Rossini’s raises questions about The Barber of Seville; a marriage, about domestic few blocks away, at the life, about trustworthiNew Vic, Westmont Colness. People battle with by Tom Jacobs lege will present Johann feelings they don’t want to Strauss’s Die Fledermaus. have but have nonetheless. Both are among the most often performed works of the We get to watch the characters deal with that in many musical theater repertoire and for an obvious reason: of the numbers.” They’re enormously entertaining. Shaw faces a similar challenge with Barber: making “This show works — almost always,” said Los Ange- sure all the characters are at least somewhat likable, les–based opera director Josh Shaw, who is staging even those who are behaving in arguably abominable The Barber of Seville for ways. “The acting style the professional company. is larger-than-life,” he said. “The characters are “But I think it can be nonrooted in truth, but I have stop laughing if you do it right. My challenge is to no problem saying, ‘Let’s fill those moments that just make a joke here.’” could drag, to fill in the If the jokes aren’t gaps between the parts sufficiently distracting, we know are going to be you can always gape at funny, and make those the scenery. “We have a funny as well,” he continbeautiful set from Pacific ued. “I don’t want to give Opera Victoria [in British away too much, but there Columbia],” Shaw said. is more choreography in “It’s all white, inspired this production than you by [the Spanish architect will typically see. There are Antoni] Gaudí. The Barmore hijinks. There’s more bers I’ve done before have of everything. We just had been set in the current day. This one is set around a four-hour rehearsal, and the performers weren’t the year 1900 — Gaudí’s sitting still for a second.” time. But it’s pretty stylIt sounds as though ized.” he’s taking the lyrics to the In contrast, the sets and work’s most famous aria— costumes of Fledermaus are “more contemporary,” “Figaro here, Figaro there, SPANISH FARCE: From left, Alexander Elliott (Figaro), Cassandra Figaro up, Figaro down” Blondell said.“The look of Zoé Velasco (Rosina), and Andrew Bidlack (Almaviva) star in the —pretty darn literally. the party scene is inspired three principal roles in Gioachino Rossini’s popular opera. Barber, composed in by haute couture and the 1816, is essentially the preMet Gala. The biggest chalquel to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. In it, we meet lenge was where to put the orchestra. The New Vic has a the latter’s Count Almavina and his wife, Rosina, during pit, but it’s very small — not big enough for our 17-piece the much happier courtship phase of their relation- orchestra. So the orchestra will be onstage. It’ll be inteship, when the count is forced to use subterfuge to get grated into the visual scene in three different ways in the Rosina away from her guardian, who wants to marry three different acts.” So there will be much to listen to and look at. Think her himself. Die Fledermaus, which premiered in 1874, is arguably about? Not so much. “More often than not, I try to the masterpiece of the composer known as the waltz speak to current-day events when I do an opera,” Shaw king of Vienna. Filled with infectious tunes, it tells the said. “But this time, I just want people to come and story of an elaborate and, have a good time. Come arguably, cruel practical joke. to the opera; sit back; don’t Opera Santa Barbara presents The It’s also a surprisingly scathworry about what’s going Barber of Seville Friday, March 2, ing portrait of a bored and on in the world for two and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 4, 2:30 p.m., at The callous upper-class society. a half hours. Let’s laugh Granada Theatre (1214 State St.). Tickets are $29“The music is intact, but and enjoy some amazing $214. Call 899-2222 or see operasb.org. Westmont we’ve taken the book scenes singing.” College presents Die Fledermaus Friday, March —which tend to be pretty Blondell put it slightly 2, 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 4, 7 p.m., at the New wooden—and concentrated differently: “This is a good Vic (33 W. Victoria St.). Tickets are $9-$14. Call the action,” said director time to go to the theater 965-5400 or see newvictheater.com. John Blondell. “We’ve made and have a romp.” n ZACH MENDEZ

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LADY IN RED: Swedish choreographer Johan Inger reimagined the classic Carmen for a modern-day audience for the Compañía Nacional de Danza, with Kayoko Everhart as the titular character.

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he role of Carmen casts a long shadow. Tacoma, Washington, at age 7. Once she began In her iconic red dress, she wields her dancing though, the world again became sexuality like a toreador’s blade, effort- her stage. Study with the San Francisco Ballessly attracting men and then showing no let led to an early professional start with mercy when it pleases her to betray them. The the prestigious Tulsa Ballet. That’s where story of Carmen likewise casts she discovered the work of a long shadow over the world choreographer Nacho Duato, of ballet. Choreographers artistic director of CND from are drawn to Bizet’s irresist1990 to 2010. Enamored of ible music and pit their skills the extraordinary dynamagainst the ever-growing body ics that characterize Duato’s of achievement that has gone fluid, fast, expressive take on before them. On Tuesdaycontemporary ballet, Everhart Wednesday, March 6-7, UCSB left for Spain, where she won a by Charles Donelan Arts & Lectures will present place in CND2, the company’s two performances of a new traveling corps. From there ballet version of Carmen by the Compañía she progressed under Duato, and then under Nacional de Danza (CND) de España from current CND artistic director José Carlos Martínez, to the pinnacle of the profession, a Madrid. Created by Swedish choreographer Johan principal dancer position with a major EuroInger for the CND in 2015, this Carmen has pean national company. When I spoke with Everhart by phone already won the prestigious Prix Benois de la Danse for choreography, an international bal- from her home in Madrid, she expressed let competition that bestows million-dollar excitement about the upcoming engagement bouquets of recognition on a small handful in Santa Barbara, saying that her family would of artists annually. Tasked with reimagin- be flying in to see the shows and adding that ing this most Spanish of myths for the 21st she was grateful to Inger for granting her the century, and for no less an organization than freedom to make the role of Carmen her own. the national dance company of Spain, Inger Asked about the production’s most radical responded with something that renders the innovation—the introduction of a new charstory more universal, while at the same time acter, a boy who witnesses Don José’s descent bringing out undertones of youth and inno- into homicidal despair—Everhart said that cence only hinted at in the original material. the boy “represents the innocence of Don This is just one of the reasons that CND’s José.” Of all the characters in Carmen, “Don Carmen has become one of the most talked José changes the most,” she said.“He starts out wanting to do the right thing, but he can’t hold about new ballets of the decade. The other big reason why people are on to it.” As for Carmen, “she feels she is free,” excited about this production is that CND even when Don José stands guard over her, consistently fields some of the world’s most as in the Act One pas de trois where she flirts talented ballet dancers. For example, Kayoko with two other men, Escamillo and Zúñiga. This very modern version of Carmen is Everhart, who will dance the role of Carmen on both nights in Santa Barbara, represents sure to be one of the highlights of the dance pretty much everything that’s newly possible season at the Granada. Few companies in given the heightened level of globalization the world can compete with CND for sheer that’s transformed the ballet landscape. impact, and the interest of this stirring new Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and an production is not to be denied. It’s time to fall African-American dad, Everhart moved to under the gypsy’s sexy spell one more time.

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DANTE ELEPHANTE LOOKS AHEAD THE ELEPHANTE IN THE ROOM: “Call me on the phone,” sings Dante Elephante leader/ romancer Ruben Zarate on the band’s newest single, “Call Me (On the Phone)” — so I did, to talk about the year ahead. In the song of funky vulnerability, Zarate sings, “It says, I have to be someone I’m not — so much stronger.” This year, Dante Elephante is something new altogether. Boasting a fresh lineup flush with a horn section and some of the area’s best young musicians, the newly revived act Ruben Zarate plays at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.) on Friday, March 2, at 8:30 p.m. It’s a star-studded night comprising some of the 805’s fellow great contemporary indie rockers: Clean Spill, Lvxe, and Made Up People. While many aspiring acts have come and gone through the aught-teen’s (or whatever you call the last decade), these polished acts have held out — and it’s our luck they’ve lasted. This is set to be the biggest year yet for the S.B. band that has made a career of balancing clever rock hooks and Ronettes-level emotion, strength, and sensitivity. With its second (and strongest) album, Rare Attractions, poised for a 2018 release, an upcoming SXSW date in mid-March, and KjEE spins, things are shaping up for the band that formed at UCSB playing house parties. This year, Austin’s Do512 deemed Dante Elephante one of SXSW’s best band names for 2018 (it’s fun to say, they said), and Zarate & Co. follow their Texas stop with an appearance at Boise, Idaho’s Treefort Music Fest.“SXSW, Treefort — these are some dreams of mine,” Zarate said. It’s been a gradually realized, often-challenging dream, as Zarate recalled the early days of knocking on the doors “of every bar on State Street, just a guy asking, ‘Can I play a show? Can I play a show?’” More June gloom-er than beachgoer, Zarate eloquently and very catchily expresses his softer sensitivities: In “Call Me,” even the heartaches and heartbreaks can bring a smile. Dante Elephante’s newest video, which debuted mid-February on website Funny or Die, shows Zarate playing a split self: “It’s like one part of myself is coaching the other part how to be the life of the party.”With R&B-influenced, groovily wounded tunes, Dante Elephante plays with a few more scars, bigger songs — and a bigger mission, too. Now, Zarate wants to help cultivate art in the city, and he’s teamed up with friend and resident bicycle expert Rafaell Rozendo to start a label: Last Resort Forever. The team has been seen around town spinning vinyl from Bobcat to Handlebar to Captain Fatty’s, with an eye to release homegrown, Santa Barbara records and art from fellow 805 creators. “I want to inspire others to start bands, to set up more galleries for their art — there’s a big missing scene,” he said. “Santa Barbara’s art scene is dedicated to an older generation that doesn’t care about young people and the next wave of artists in Santa Barbara, about UCSB kids or kids who just went to high school, about Latinx art.” As this heavily armed nation faces the ever-fleeting nature of youth, Zarate’s charge to help issue in the new generation is an inspiring one. Having been through some growing pains himself, the SXSW-bound singer shows that with tenacity (and some good timing), younger dreams can blossom, that the “someone I’m not” can become the someone you always wanted to be. K.D. LANG’S THE THING: Of course, the under-sung can often only sing thanks to the pioneering physical and cultural heartbeats of generations past, carrying that song baton along the human race. On Tuesday, March 6, at 8 p.m., the trailblazing Canadian singer/songwriter k.d. lang is set to play the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.), celebrating the anniversary of her album Ingénue. The multi-award-winning, perfectly pitched mezzosoprano has helped wave the rainbow flag for many queer artists and continues the Canadian tradition of producing some of the world’s best solo artists, too. See her in an intimate setting and be immensely rewarded. n

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or those fortunate enough to have visited the island of Bali, the intrinsic spirituality that informs the island’s way of life is an experience you don’t soon forget, with permeating clouds of burning incense and ritualistic gatherings at every pass. At the core of these ceremonial rites are the soothing, percussive sounds of gamelan music, a name derived from the mallets used to strike the wide-ranging display of metallophone instruments that are the centerpiece of these dazzling ensembles, and a musical tradition in existence as far back as the 1300s. Last week, Santa Presented by UCSB Barbara audiences Arts & Lectures. At were treated to a rare UCSB’s Campbell Hall, public performance Wed., Feb. 21. by one of the island’s most revered ensembles, Çudamani, which traditionally consigns its expert dexterity with classic and original music and dance to Balinese spiritual ceremonies and festivities. In an entrancing program that moved harmoniously from a minimalist instrumental introduction to a full, 25-member cast of dancers and singers pulsating through the sounds of the kendang (Balinese drums) and suling (bamboo flutes), the artists captured the essence of the Çudamani, the third eye of Shiva the Destroyer, reflecting sincerity and purity and the abolishment of ignorance.

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“Black Panther”; the Michael Jackson–like “Pray for Me,” by The Weeknd and Lamar; “All the Stars,” by Lamar and SZA, featuring the latter on the hook; the chilled-out slow jam “The Ways,” by Khalid and Swae Lee; “Opps,” on which Vince Staples and Yugen Blakrok drop dope rhymes to tripped-out beats; and “I Am,” featuring Jorja Smith’s sultry R&B vocals and a sweet Travis Scott sample. In all, the Black Panther soundtrack showcases excellence from artists at the top of their game. —Sean Mageean

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Death Wish (107 mins., R) Director Eli Roth (Hostel) helms this remake of the 1974 classic vigilante action film that starred Charles Bronson. This time, Bruce Willis plays the lead, Dr. Paul Kersey, who seeks revenge after his wife is murdered and his daughter is attacked. Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, and Mike Epps also star.

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The Hurricane Heist (100 mins., PG-13) The Fast and the Furious creator/director Rob Cohen offers up his latest action thriller, about a team of hackers who decide to steal $600 million from a U.S. mint facility on the coast as a Category 5 hurricane descends upon an Alabama town. Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, and Ryan Kwanten star.

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As the title implies, this powerful and sweeping Lebanese film is based on a particular insult that occurs at the film’s outset, but the molehill expands to mountainous and even riotous proportions. On a larger scale, a minor scuffle and blow to stubborn pride between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian balloons into a study of the Middle Eastern culture of insult and barely contained anger. A favorite in the recent Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) program and one of five contenders for the Foreign Language Film Oscar, The Insult is the handiwork of writer/director Ziad Doueiri (who did camerawork on early Tarantino films before returning home to make films about his native Lebanon). At an SBIFF Q&A session, he explained that he wrote the screenplay with his wife, Joelle Touma, from an opposite cultural heritage: They often wrote pages from the “other” perspective as an exercise in understanding across borders and beliefs. The result is a beautifully crafted, engaging, shrewdly balanced tale disguised as a “courtroom drama,” a setting that allows for a broad flow and dialogue of ideas (such as “Nobody has a monopoly on suffering”) that moves far beyond the trivial insult that serves as kindling for simmering socio-ethnic rage. (JW) Riviera Nostalgia (114 mins., R) Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Amber Tamblyn, Catherine Keener, Ellen Burstyn, and Bruce Dern star in this drama that reflects on how people find

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Christina Hendricks and Martin Henderson star in this horror film about a family that is tormented by three masked psychopaths in an abandoned trailer park. Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Mar. 8) Thoroughbreds (92 mins., NR) Touted as “American Psycho meets Heathers,” this drama/thriller tells the story of two well-to-do suburban teenagers in Connecticut who reconnect after years of estrangement to hatch a diabolical plan. Anton Yelchin, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Olivia Cooke star.

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A Wrinkle in Time (109 mins., PG) In this film based on Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved novel of the same name, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling star as astral travelers — Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who, respectively — who help protagonist Meg Murry (Storm Reid), her brother, and her friend save Meg’s father (Chris Pine), who is being held prisoner on a distant planet.

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NOW SHOWING O➤ Annihilation

(120 mins., R)

Sci-fi-horror film Annihilation swings through its visual achievements and storytelling failures so fast it’ll leave your brain cramped and exhausted by the end. Equal parts absorbing, terrifying, and discombobulating, the movie — based on the first novel in Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach trilogy and written for the screen and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later) — stars Natalie Portman as a biologist and soldier on a mission to save her husband and the world from the grip of an ever-expanding bubble of DNA mish-mash and death called the “Shimmer.” Despite some oddly campy dialogue among characters we never learn to care about, the fiction of Annihilation’s science is so viscerally arresting and pretty to watch that the other stuff doesn’t matter. (TH)

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Game Night 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

that truth is a complex combination of perspectives. In a time when “fake news” is commonplace, I, Tonya shows that the “truth” of things often depends on who is telling the story. (NS) Fiesta 5

Every Day (95 mins., PG-13) Based on the YA novel of the same name, this cinematic version stars Angourie Rice as Rhiannon, the 16-yearold who falls for a spirit who awakens in a different body every morning.

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

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O ➤ Game Night

(100 mins., R)

Hilarious and captivating, directors John Francis Daley’s (Vacation) and Jonathan Goldstein’s (Vacation, Horrible Bosses) Game Night is an exceptional story of dramatic irony. The film centers on the ultra-competitive couple Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams), who get together each week for game night with three of their close friends. Their weekly ritual goes awry, however, when Max’s über-successful older brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), moves to town and invites the group to his home for a “murder mystery.” What ensues is a delightfully farcical evening — replete with mistaken identities, confusion, charade, and absurdity — in which the participants must fight for their lives. The result is a suspenseful, side-splittingly funny film with a twist at every turn. (NS) Camino Real/Fiesta 5 The Greatest Showman (105 mins., PG)

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

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(119 mins., R)

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

O Lady Bird

(93 mins., R)

Lady Bird lives up to the hype. The solo directorial debut of Greta Gerwig, the film is a full, honest snapshot of the coming-of-age of Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) as she navigates her last year of high school. In a skillful depiction of the pain, beauty, strangeness, and humor of what it means to be a 17-year-old girl, Ronan’s performance is refreshingly nuanced as she gracefully walks the line between daring confidence and acute insecurity. (EW) Fiesta 5 Peter Rabbit (93 mins., PG) It’s great being a parent these days, as many so-called “kid” films manage to thoroughly entertain adults, whether through over-the-children’s-heads jokes or just plain great storytelling and animation. Peter Rabbit doesn’t aspire to that category; it’s a worthy romp for the kids, but that’s about it. From a dad’s perspective, the jokes are overly cheeky, the plot is formulaic, and the banter is simple, but the four kids in attendance with me all thought it was swell enough. The narrative concerns protagonist Peter and his clan adapting to the new owner of McGregor’s garden (Domnhall Gleeson) and his budding love affair with their good friend Bea (Rose Byrne), a welcome and well-integrated nod to creator and literary legend Beatrix Potter. The animated bunnies tuck seamlessly into the live-action humans, and there’s plenty of humorous physical fun throughout. (Apparently some parents object to the blackberry allergy attack employed at one point, which is just ridiculous.) Still, it’s as if the filmmakers briefly considered making one of those great kid-films-for-adults-too, but gave up halfway through and just sent it to the finishing room. (MK)

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(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

O The 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 fleshed-out characters. The everdelightful Sally Hawkins is The Shape of Water’s big draw; her physically expressive performance style, reminiscent of silent-era 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)

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O Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (115 mins., R) With a star-studded cast including Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, and up-and-comer Lucas Hedges, the film follows tough-as-nails Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) and her quest to drive the Ebbing police department to properly investigate the rape and murder of her daughter. With astute insights into Southern smalltown living, incredible cinematography, and a powerhouse performance from McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is, without a doubt, the best film I saw last year. (EW)

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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): On September 1, 1666, a London baker named Thomas Farriner didn’t take proper precautions to douse the fire in his oven before he went to sleep. Consequences were serious. The conflagration that ignited in his little shop burned down large parts of the city. Three hundred twenty years later, a group of bakers gathered at the original site to offer a ritual atonement. “It’s never too late to apologize,” said one official, acknowledging the tardiness of the gesture. In that spirit, Aries, I invite you to finally dissolve a clump of guilt you’ve been carrying … or express gratitude that you should have delivered long ago … or resolve a messy ending that still bothers you … or transform your relationship with an old wound … or all of the above.

(June 21-July 22): The Appalachian Trail is a 2,200mile path that runs through the eastern United States. Hikers can wind their way through forests and wilderness areas from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia. Along the way they may encounter black bears, bobcats, porcupines, and wild boars. These natural wonders may seem to be at a remote distance from civilization, but they are in fact conveniently accessible from America’s biggest metropolis. For $8.75, you can take a train from Grand Central Station in New York City to an entry point of the Appalachian Trail. This scenario is an apt metaphor for you right now, Cancerian. With relative ease, you can escape from your routines and habits. I hope you take advantage!

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the coming weeks, you could reach several odd personal bests. For instance, your ability to distinguish between flowery bullshit and inventive truth telling will be at a peak. Your “imperfections” will be more interesting and forgivable than usual and might even work to your advantage, as well. I suspect you’ll also have an adorable inclination to accomplish the half-right thing when it’s impossible to do the perfectly right thing. Finally, all the astrological omens suggest that you will have a tricky power to capitalize on lucky lapses.

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It’s not quite a revolution that’s in the works. But it is a sprightly evolution. Accelerating developments may test your ability to adjust gracefully. Quickly shifting story lines will ask you to be resilient and flexible. But the unruly flow won’t throw you into a stressful tizzy as long as you treat it as an interesting challenge instead of an inconvenient imposition. My advice is not to stiffen your mood or narrow your range of expression but rather to be like an actor in an improvisation class. “Fluidity” is your word of power.

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TAURUS

LEO

(Apr. 20-May 20): The Committee to Fanatically Promote Taurus’s Success is pleased to see that you’re not waiting politely for your next turn. You have come to the brilliant realization that what used to be your fair share is no longer sufficient. You intuitively sense that you have a cosmic mandate to skip a few steps — to ask for more, better, faster results. As a reward for this outbreak of shrewd and well-deserved self-love, and in recognition of the blessings that are currently showering down on your astrological House of Noble Greed, you are hereby granted three weeks’ worth of extra service, free bonuses, special treatment, and abundant slack.

(July 23-Aug. 22): Is 2018 turning out to be as I expected it would be for you? Have you become more accepting of yourself and further at peace with your mysterious destiny? Are you benefiting from greater stability and security? Do you feel more at home in the world and better nurtured by your close allies? If for some reason these developments are not yet in bloom, withdraw from every lesser concern and turn your focus to them. Make sure you make full use of the gifts that life is conspiring to provide for you.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): French philosopher Blaise Pascal said, “If you do not love too much, you do not love enough.” American author Henry David Thoreau declared,“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” I would hesitate to offer these two formulations in the horoscope of any other sign but yours, Scorpio. And I would even hesitate to offer them to you at any other time besides right now. But I feel that you currently have the strength of character and fertile willpower necessary to make righteous use of such stringently medicinal magic. So please proceed with my agenda for you, which is to become the Smartest, Feistiest, Most Resourceful Lover Who Has Ever Lived.

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’s the Productive Paradox Phase of your cycle. You can generate good luck and unexpected help by romancing the contradictions. For example: (1) You’ll enhance your freedom by risking deeper commitment. (2) You’ll gain greater control over wild influences by loosening your grip and providing more spaciousness. (3) If you are willing to appear naive, empty, or foolish, you’ll set the stage for getting smarter. (4) A blessing you didn’t realize you needed will come your way after you relinquish a burdensome “asset.” (5) Greater power will flow your way if you expand your capacity for receptivity.

VIRGO

SAGITTARIUS

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “You can’t find intimacy — you can’t find home — when you’re always hiding behind masks,” says Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Junot Díaz. “Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.” I can’t imagine any better advice to offer you as you navigate your way through the next seven weeks, Virgo. You will have a wildly fertile opportunity to find and create more intimacy. But in order to take full advantage, you’ll have to be brave and candid and unshielded.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The state of Kansas has more than 6,000 ghost towns — places where people once lived but then abandoned. Daniel C. Fitzgerald has written six books documenting these places. He’s an expert on researching what remains of the past and drawing conclusions based on the old evidence. In accordance with current astrological omens, I suggest you consider doing comparable research into your own lost and half-forgotten history. You can generate vigorous psychic energy by communing with origins and memories. Remembering who you used to be will clarify your future.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): No one can be somewhat pregnant. You either are or you’re not. But from a metaphorical perspective, your current state is a close approximation to that impossible condition. Are you or are you not going to commit yourself to birthing a new creation? Decide soon, please. Opt for one or the other resolution; don’t remain in the gray area. And there’s more to consider. You are indulging in excessive inbetweenness in other areas of your life, as well. You’re almost brave and sort of free and semi-faithful. My advice about these halfway states is the same: Either go all the way or else stop pretending you might.

AQUARIUS

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): As you make appointments in the coming months, you could reuse calendars from 2007 and 2001. During those years, all the dates fell on the same days of the week as they do in 2018. On the other hand, Pisces, please don’t try to learn the same lessons you learned in 2007 and 2001. Don’t get snagged in identical traps or sucked into similar riddles or obsessed with comparable illusions. On the other other hand, it might help for you to recall the detours you had to take back then, since you may thereby figure out how to avoid having to repeat boring old experiences that you don’t need to repeat.

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OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Works to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward annual donors for projects identified as priorities by the Senior AVC of Development. These activities will feed the major gift pipeline for special projects and other campus initiatives, including the advisor to the student philanthropy organization, UCSB First. Implements events, small receptions and enhanced donor recognition independently and in support of the Central Development office and the Associate Vice Chancellor. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. High level of creativity, energy, and ambition to lead a program and manage projects. Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal. Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with diverse groups, including colleagues, faculty, staff, donors, and students. Strong organizational and time management skills and meticulous attention to detail, the ability to set, negotiate, and meet priorities and produce high‑quality work under multiple deadlines and priorities. Proven success in leading a creative venture or program. Experience with social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Ability to articulate and execute a well‑developed case for student philanthropy. Strong rapport with student constituency and/or identification with current student trends. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. This is an annually renewable contract position. Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently. Ability to work some weekends and evenings. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 3/7/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180081

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ALUMNI AFFAIRS Responsible for the growth and expansion of revenue streams for the UCSB Alumni Association/Alumni Affairs Department. Develops an annual business plan with quarterly metrics to maximize revenue from three main areas: affinity agreements, sponsorships, and advertising. Develops new and cultivates current corporate and affinity sponsorships as well as program and event sponsorships, electronic and print advertising. Establishes and maintains effective partnerships with on‑campus stakeholders and the surrounding community. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent skills in analysis, problem solving, working with detail while applying and understanding broader contexts as they affect a diverse customer base: faculty, staff, students, and donors. Ability to establish a cooperative working relationship with staff; the ability to work as a member of a team. Ability to interpret policies and procedures and accurately communicate them to others. Strong customer service skills. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Ability to work under minimal supervision. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $52,461‑$60,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 3/11/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20180068

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HUMANITIES ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT CENTER Manages all financial activities for the Department of Religious Studies, which has a complex financial make‑up, consisting of state funds, intramural grants, extramural contracts and grants and gift funds. Assists faculty, students, and staff with processing various awards, grants, and fellowships for research, student aid, and instructional purposes. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects under deadlines and deal with frequent interruptions. Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills are required, as is the ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion. Experience with financial analysis and reporting, procurement, payroll, and accounts payable processes. Knowledgeable of applicable financial procedures to ensure accurate and efficient processing of paperwork. Experience with initiating and adhering to internal control practices to protect departmental resources. Proven ability to use spreadsheet and database software for financial analysis, management, and reporting. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Demonstrated track record of being resourceful, showing initiative, and working independently to reach department goals. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $20.78‑$24.91/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 3/12/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20180086

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26, 2018, I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. Published. Feb 8, 15, 22 and Mar 1, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: 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: 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 M u r p h y. 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: 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 M u r p h y. FBN Number: 2018‑0000417. Published: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T 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. 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T 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.

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1 Anthony of the Red Hot Chili Peppers 7 Beethoven and the like 11 Maple tree output 14 Part of ACTH 15 Up to it 16 “In Treatment” actress Wasikowska 17 Period that doesn’t involve levies or charges (almost, except for letters 3 and 9) 19 Shapiro of NPR 20 Tissue additive, sometimes 21 Greek vowel 22 FBI agent Kurt of “Blindspot” 24 Poet Sandburg 26 Chews out 27 Wayne’s “Wayne’s World” cohost 30 “___ du lieber!” 33 Muscles that are crunched 34 It may be shaved or crushed 35 When duels may occur, in westerns 38 His “Frozen Adventure” appeared before “Coco” in theaters 41 “And ___ Was” (1985 Talking Heads hit) 42 Place for a soak (almost, except for letters 2 and 6) 44 Heady brew 45 Daly of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” 47 Vitamin B3 48 Web portal with a butterfly logo 49 Talk incessantly 51 ___-Caps (Nestle candy)

52 It’s really a light crime 54 Van Gogh painting that set an auction record 57 Superfood seen in seed form 59 “I’m not lying!” 60 Place with polar bears, perhaps 61 Some car cleaners, slangily 65 Census info, in part 66 Give quick attention to (almost, except for letters 5 and 7) 69 Flock formation shape 70 Fictitious cookie guy Spunkmeyer 71 Plaza Hotel girl of kid-lit 72 Mess up 73 “Star Wars” universe character Boba ___ 74 Word before date or jacket

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1 Japanese syllabic writing 2 Matinee figure 3 Puzzle cube creator Rubik 4 Pick up on 5 Needle ___ haystack 6 Bobby-___ (1940s teen) 7 Numbers to crunch 8 ___-Wan Kenobi 9 Luminesces 10 Iroquois Confederacy tribe 11 Some trick-taking feats, in bridge (almost, except for letters 5 and 6) 12 Broadcast 13 Some poker hands 18 Legendary sunken island 23 Southwestern wolf 25 Moby-Dick’s pursuer 27 Central idea 28 Hurting and sore

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29 Design again from scratch (almost, except for letters 5 and 6) 31 Broadway composer George M. ___ 32 Drink in a mug 36 Leather shade 37 Rapa ___ (Easter Island) 39 As well 40 “Twin Peaks” actress Sherilyn 43 ___ B’rith 46 Facility 50 Words in some greatest hits album titles 53 One of Buddy Holly’s last hits 54 “___ my doubts” 55 “Copy that” 56 What a star may stand for 58 Held expectations (for) 60 Lemon peel 62 Similar (to) 63 “Deal or No Deal” container 64 Hip or quip ending 67 Box full of model components 68 Peyton’s brother ©2017 Jonesin’ Crosswords (editor@ jonesincrosswords.com) For answers to this puzzle, call: 1-900-226-2800, 99 cents per minute. Must be 18+. Or to bill to your credit card, call: 1-800-655-6548. Reference puzzle #0864

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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: 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: 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. 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..

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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: LA ARCADA ITALIAN BISTRO, PIZZA MIZZA PIZZERIA & KITCHEN at 1112 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mizza LLC (same address). This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Kourtney Sealls, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 15, 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: 2018‑0000514. Published: Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COLLABORATIVE EVENTS, L U C I D I T Y, 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: BLACK SIREN CO., SIREN CO. at 609 De La Vina St APT 8, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Corwin Joseph Di Dio (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Corwin Joseph Di Dio. 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 Tania Paredes. FBN Number: 2018‑0000326. Published: Feb 22 and Mar 1, 8, 15 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: 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: 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CIRCLE L RANCH at 828 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang, CA 93463; Christian Larson 8472 E. Homestead Circle, Scottsdale, AZ 85266. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Christian Larson. 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018‑0000472. Published: Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MUSSEL SHOALS PIRATE BLEND, MUSSEL SHOALS WINES THE PIRATE, PIRATE at 2825 Santa Ynez ST Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Sanan Redmond LLC (same address). This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Philip Sanan. 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 Paredez. FBN Number: 2018‑0000398. Published: Feb 22 Mar 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SITASANA at 3160 Serena Ave. Carpinteria, CA 93013; Haley Wilson (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Haley Wilson. 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: 2018‑0000440. Published: Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PROH2O, PROH2O.ORG at 315 Meigs Rd. Ste A300, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; ProH2O, INC (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Mircea Oprea. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 14, 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: 2018‑0000510. Published: Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: THE GOOD SHEPHERD ELDERLY CARE CENTER at 6268 Aberdeen Ave, Goleta, CA 93117; Leticia Spaethe (same address) & Josue Velasquez. This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Leticia Spaethe. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 15, 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: 2018‑0000515. Published: Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHATEAU BOW WOW, TUSCAN SUN at 1187 Coast Village Road #617, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Shari Draghi 1602 Lasuen Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Shari Draghi. 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 Tania Paredes. FBN Number: 2018‑0000485. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LOVE ROHO, ROHO at 1117 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Best Foot Forward LLC, 3639 San Remo Drive #20 Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Lindsay McTavish. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 13, 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: 2018‑0000492. Published: Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ATELIER 80 at 720 E. Victoria St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Adrian Meier‑Dentzel (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Adrian Meier‑Dentzel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 13, 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: 2018‑0000489. Published: Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA AUTO SERVICE at 7340 Lowell Way, Unit B, Goleta, CA 93117; Ivan Padilla, Sandra Padilla (same address). This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Ivan Padilla. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 14, 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: 2018‑0000504. Published: Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MOTHER STEARNS CANDY at 219 Stearns Wharf #B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; JBC Investment Holdings 1, LLC 1630 Mira Vista Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: James Carr, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 21, 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: 2018‑0000556. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALEX G. PAINTING at 563 Halkirk St, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Alejandro Garcia (same address). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 21, 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: 2018‑0000552. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BICI CENTRO, SBBIKE at 506 E Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition PO Box 92047, Santa Barbara, CA 93190. This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Edward France, Executive Director. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000584. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA NIGHTS E N T E RTA I N M E N T, SB NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT at 289 Ellwood Beach Dr. Apt 5, Goleta, CA 93117. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Jorge Bryan Perez (same Address). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 20, 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: 2018‑0000538. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VIBRANTRY, VIBRANTRY.COM at 1073 Ocho Rios Drive, Danville, CA 94526; Julian Dane Turhan Erbil, 6685 Del Playa Drive, Goleta, CA 93117. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Julian Erbil. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Rachel N. Gann. FBN Number: 2018‑0000583. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SOLUTIONS IN PARENTING at 1215 De La Vina St. Ste. F, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kristen Miller 3234 Laurel Cyn Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Kristen Miller. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 20, 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: 2018‑0000545. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: THE GIRL WITH FLAXEN HAIR at 4355 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Nicole Elias, (same address). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2018‑0000572. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AGILE EMS at 351 Paseo Nuevo, 2nd Floor, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Crossno & Kaye, LLC (same Address). This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Bryan Kaye. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 15, 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: 2018‑0000517. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: HANSAVEDAS at 1807 E. Cabrillo Blvd. STE. D, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Self Enquiry Life Fellowship (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Radhika Pathy, Treasure. 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018‑0000471. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CARTROVER at 510 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Cio Technologies (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Meit Blomst. 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018‑0000329. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BUELLTON GARAGE INC. at 320 Central Ave, Buellton, CA 93427; Buellton Garage INC. (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Jennifer Hurnblad. 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018‑0000474. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DELIESE CELLARS NICE WINERY, GRAPESEED WINES THE BRANDER VINEYARD, HILL HAVEN WINES at 132 Easy St, Buellton, CA 93427; Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, INC. 95 Los Padres Way #1, Buellton, CA 93427. This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Matthew Smith. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 13, 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: 2018‑0000490. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MAKE SMITH at 135 E. De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Steven Soria 213 W. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Steven D. Soria. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0000593. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROULEAU COMMUNICATIONS at 1109 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Amber Rouleau and Scott Rouleau (same address). This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Amber Rouleau. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018‑0000598. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: PARTNERS PERSONNEL at 3820 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Butler America Holdings, INC. (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: David S. Sorensen, 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018‑0000469. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 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: 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SLD LASER at 485 Pine Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117; SORAA LASER DIODE, INC (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Soraa Laser Diode, INC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 26, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0000302. Published: Feb 8, 15, 22 and Mar 1, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: MAMMOTH ROCK CAPITAL at 519 N. Quarantina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Matthew Hofmann (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: M AT T H E W 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: 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: 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: K&G ENGINEERING, KORDA & GEIS ENGINEERING at 3030 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455; M3 Precision, LLC (same address). This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: MICHAEL KORDA, MANAGER. 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018-0000391. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SORENSON PRECISION at 57 Aero Camino, Goleta, CA 93117; M3 Precision, LLC 3030 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455. This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: MICHAEL KORDA, MANAGER. 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018-0000393. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.

NAME CHANGE 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.

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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 CHARLES MARK PASTERNAK ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV00743 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: CHARLES MARK PASTERNAK TO: CHARLES ROBERT DIMAURO 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 21, 2018 by Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk; Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 2018.

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