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Santa Barbara Recital Debut
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“Remarkable was the firecracker energy of rising-star soprano Julia Bullock… Her expressive stage presence and sparkling, pellucid voice were spellbinding.” The Boston Globe Tour de force vocalist Julia Bullock returns to make her Santa Barbara recital debut! She commanded rave reviews for her 2016 Ojai Music Festival debut that produced “something with the heart... of a masterpiece” (The New York Times), and was further lauded for her 2017 appearance as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic in the Music Academy of the West’s summer festival. Equally at home with opera and concert repertoire, Bullock will perform a program featuring Schubert, Barber and contemporary blues.
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The Must-see Recital of the Year! Metropolitan Opera superstar Joyce DiDonato will take a rare break from performing the title role in The Met’s production of Cendrillon to make her Santa Barbara debut. Don’t miss today’s reigning diva, performing live!
Grammy Winner: Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
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Sun, Apr 15 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $40 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price
“The perfect 21st-century diva – an effortless combination of glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace and remarkable talent.” The New York Times Today’s most sought-after diva in a sumptuous program of bel canto and Handel’s “Lascia ch’io pianga” – named one of NPR’s Top 100 Songs of 2016!
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Erika Carlos is what you call a septuple threat. A graduate of UCSB’s professional writing program, Erika also codes, designs, and develops websites, often for individual scholarly works. And that’s all outside her daily digital media work for the university, which involves graphic design, photography, and videography. Ever curious, on her way to an assignment in Montecito, our news intern found another story in the vehicle taking her there. Her Uber driver’s flu mask started a conversation that led to a timely health-insurance story (independent.com/uberflu). Erika said she’s had fun meeting different people while on assignments, like during interviews or even marches. “I like to be involved,” she said, “but mainly by writing about it.”
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City Hall is extending its accelerated permit program for downtown State Street, a corridor plagued by high rates of commercial vacancies. Since the program started in August, the vacancy rate has dropped from 11.1 percent to 9.1 percent. The goal is 5 percent. City staff also reported reductions of 30 percent and 38 percent in wait times for construction-plan turnaround and design-review approvals, respectively. Some developers remain frustrated by delays, however. Barrett Reed told the City Council his firm’s mixeduse retail project — submitted in May 2017 — is in its fourth round of plan checks.
Storm Watch After a slow start Tuesday afternoon — as mandatory evacuation orders were established midday across Montecito, much of Carpinteria, and neighborhoods below burn scars countywide — the rainstorm pelting the region this week increased in strength Wednesday morning. A cloudburst in Oceano, in San Luis Obispo County, measured a quarter of an inch in less than 10 minutes, according to Eric Boldt with the National Weather Service. As of print deadline mid-morning Wednesday, downtown had received 1.25 inches, and forecasters were predicting rainfall totals to top six inches well into Thursday, with the heaviest action on south-facing slopes along the South Coast. “We don’t have a burn scar above the city, so we’re fortunate,” said Santa Barbara City Fire Captain Gary Pitney Wednesday morning, as his teams maintained high alert across city stations. “Traditionally there have been some problem areas — Sycamore
Canyon and the creek overflowing there, and Mission Creek, particularly where it narrows at Oak Park, has had some issues in the past.” Pictured above, city crews clear a backed-up storm drain near Old Coast Highway and Salinas Street. (For updates, go to independent.com.) In related news, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson (pictured below) and his wife, Kim Johnson, joined the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade recovery group to dig mud from a damaged home and tour Montecito’s disaster areas ahead of last weekend’s sold-out benefit concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. “[The destruction] is overwhelming,” Jack Johnson said. “It reminds you to have profound respect for nature. My heart goes out to all the families.”On Tuesday, talk-show host and Montecito resident Ellen DeGeneres donated $20,000 from her GoFundMe campaign to the Bucket Brigade. —Keith Hamm PAU L WELLM AN
Paths of Disaster Scientists Size Up Future Debris-Flow Risks by Melinda Burns n every rainstorm for the next few years, the residents of Montecito and Carpinteria will live with an unsettling reality: No one knows when or where the next torrent of mud and boulders will come surging down the scorched mountainsides. In a recently released report, a team of state hydrologists and geologists discloses that until the vegetation returns in the burn area during the next two to five years, 50 out of 138 streams and tributaries in the mountains above Montecito and Carpinteria have a 60 percent or greater likelihood of producing debris flows in the aftermath of the Thomas Fire. The study was based on a rainfall rate of one inch per hour. “I’ve never seen this degree of hazard, compared to other fires, and I’ve done postfire hazard assessments for the past 10 years of my career,” said Drew Coe, the Cal Fire hydrologist who headed the state Watershed Emergency Response Team (WERT) of 26 scientists for the Thomas Fire, the largest in modern California history. Montecito, the team found, is located downslope and downstream of some of
the highest elevations, steepest slopes, and most severely burned terrain within the 440square-mile footprint of the Thomas Fire, which started in Ventura County on December 4. The creek canyons above Montecito are deeply incised, many of them with side slopes pitched at 45-degree angles. Since January 9, the report said, the debris has been piled high within them and “could be mobilized again.” Much of Montecito is located on debris flows that were deposited at the mouths of canyons during big storms over thousands of years. Montecito’s 4,400 homes are built on top of these ancient deposits, called alluvial fans. Several old, abandoned channels were revealed across these fans when a surveying
Elizabeth Hvolboll (pictured), a well-known singer and matriarch of a ranching family that has lived in the Refugio area since 1866, died of natural causes on the morning of 3/20 at her home in Santa Barbara. She would have turned 88 on 4/2. The third daughter of Martin and Louise Erro, Hvolboll was born at St. Francis Hospital and raised on Orella Ranch. She started singing in the 3rd grade at Vista del Mar Elementary School, near Gaviota, where she learned the music of early California. Starting in 1946, she began to perform these old tunes at Old Spanish Days events. Hvolboll is survived by her son, Eric, and daughters, Janet and Sigrid, who operate La Paloma Ranch near Refugio Beach. Her husband, Arne Hvolboll, passed in 2002.
method known as LIDAR—remote sensing imagery using light from a laser— viewed Montecito from the air after January 9. Effectively, these are low spots that future debris flows could migrate to, jumping the creek banks, Coe said. The report notes that “residential development is dense along these channels” and that their debris-flow potential
As the date for the new morning train service nears, 4/2, Traffic Solutions is getting its bicycle program together to get workers from the station to their job sites. The bike-share program is linked to UCSBs, which won’t be in place for several months. What they’re doing instead, said Kent Epperson, who leads the agency, is taking enrollment for a folding-bike program. A $50 fee and refundable, $400 credit-card damage deposit will make the Sun Shortcut bike the rider’s own after 40 train trips over six months. A folding bike counts as luggage, whereas the train has only seven reserved bike spots. Like the new train service, the pilot program “is all trial and error,” Epperson said. “It’s a big mystery on our part” how the public will react. Details at tinyurl.com/EarnAFoldingBike.
EDUCATION A substantial force of San Marcos High School parents wants to recall Santa Barbara Unified School District boardmembers Kate Parker, Jackie Reid, Wendy Sims-Moten, and Ismael Ulloa Paredes, who voted last week to remove Principal Ed
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gram’s commencement in 2017. High school students across the state have told Secretary of State Alex Padilla that “they can’t wait to cast their first ballot” once they turn 18. In Santa Barbara County, 442 registered Democrat, 107 Republican, 14 Green, and 11 Libertarian among the 1,057 total as of early March. “No party preference” was the choice for 429.
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ing came back with high levels of asbestos, lead, arsenic, and magnesium. The farmers were able to get about market price for the damaged product, roughly $1,000-$1,600 per pound. Crop insurance in general is a tough sell. It can be pricey, and farmers are known to run their businesses as frugally as possible. In the 50 times he has presented crop insurance, only about 10 percent of growers decided to buy it, Porter said. Now that cannabis businesses are legitimate under state law, they require insurance for workers’ compensation, buildings, and liability. “It’s not the Wild West,” he said. The Carpinteria farmers paid $30,000 in premiums for the crop insurance, with a $25,000 deductible. Because the payout was so huge, the London-based carrier has decided to no longer cover cannabis farmers. Porter said he is in talks with other carriers in Europe to fill the gap.
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ne Carpinteria farmer won an insurance payout well in excess of $1 million after ash from the Thomas Fire contaminated thousands of his marijuana plants. As cannabis cultivators come out of the shadows, they’re starting to operate like traditional businesses—with lawyers, accountants, bankers, and, more recently, insurance brokers. Matt Porter, a vice president at Brown & Brown Insurance, said he has about 20 clients in Carpinteria and Lompoc. The firm is expecting to handle as much as $8 million in claim payments for its Carpinteria clients. Just months before the Thomas Fire broke out, Porter had written the crop insurance policy for the Carpinteria cannabis grower. The policy included precise language — “change in atmospheric conditions”—that triggered the $1 millionplus payout. During the fire, ash particles crept into grower greenhouses, which have retractable roofs, Porter explained. Random samples of the plants sent for lab test-
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Santa Barbara High School (SBHS) Principal John Becchio (pictured) has accepted an offer from Santa Barbara Unified School District to head up the human resources department starting 7/1. Becchio, who has been with the district 22 years and led SBHS since 2011, takes over the position from Mitch Torina, set to retire on 6/30. Torina has been on leave since late last year for “health and wellness reasons,” according to a letter to district staff in January.
ELECTIONS California’s voter preregistration program, which automatically signs up qualifying 16- and 17-yearolds when they apply for a driver’s license or state ID, has added 88,700 future voters since the pro-
Lawrence Forgione faces one misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter for causing the death of Gilbert Ramirez, 90, on 2/24 when he struck Ramirez in a State Street crosswalk. Ramirez — well known in Santa Barbara as a World War II veteran, plant collector, and swing dancer — died at the hospital. Forgione, who stopped after the accident and cooperated with authorities, is a famous chef who has competed on the popular Iron Chef television series. He’s been called the “Godfather of American Cuisine” and is credited with helping start the farm-totable movement. His arraignment is set for 4/9. Four months after a body was found near a car that had run off Gibraltar Road, a positive identification has been made. Back on November 3, 2017, the car was spotted down below the winding mountain road by a passerby. Sheriff’s investigators submitted DNA from the remains to the federal Missing and Unidentified Persons database, which brought back the name of Timothy Black of Buellton. The Sheriff’s Office stated on 3/16 that Black had been missing since May 13, 2015. The cause of death could not be determined.
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DEBRIS FLOW CONT’D FROM P. 9 was “not verified with the county prior to the development of these areas.” “The difficulty in Montecito is the degree of unpredictability of where the streams are going to move,” Coe said. “Really, it was the imagery that let us know the alluvial fan hazards we were dealing with. Every one of those moderate- to large-sized streams has a fan, and they’re all coalescing.” Carpinteria is equally at risk of postfire debris flows, the team found, with the added danger of rockfalls in upper Oil Canyon and the front country north of town, where numerous large boulders can be seen at the base of steep, rocky slopes. The mountains behind Carpinteria have experienced landslides and gullies even in the absence of fire. Post-fire, “mass movements should be expected,” the report says. The danger of flooding in communities under the burn area is heightened, too. In 1969, the report noted, high-intensity rains caused debris flows that blocked culverts, bridges, and creeks, causing widespread flooding in Carpinteria. That was five years after the Coyote Fire burned
100 square miles above Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria. Starting on mountain roads and working their way down through the urban areas, the Thomas Fire watershed team identified 178 homes, businesses, parks, golf courses, roads, highways, farm buildings, railroad lines, and gas lines in Montecito and Carpinteria with a “high,” “moderate,” or “low” risk of “hazard to life” from future debris flows. Most of these structures were near streams, on alluvial fans, or in the flood plain, and many were damaged on January 9. The addresses or approximate locations of each of these “values-at-risk” were included in the report, which also listed 397 similar values-at-risk in Ventura County, plus 63 that were located in oil fields, including active oil wells, pipelines, tanks, and processing plants. “Don’t rely on what you’ve seen in past debris flows,” the report said. “Debris flows can hit new areas or return to previous areas; they might be smaller — or larger — the next time. Whatever happened before, the next time could be n different.”
Pini Trial Draws Blood
oth sides managed to draw blood in what promises to be a protracted courtroom showdown that started this week between Santa Barbara City Hall and landlord Dario Pini over chronic housinghabitability issues dating back more than 30 years. Both sides agreed that Judge Colleen Sterne needs to appoint a receiver to take control over some Pini properties to make the health-and-safety-code repairs that Pini hasn’t; however, both disagreed over whom the receiver should be and how many properties — City Hall says 11; Pini insists seven — should be placed under its control. Pini, who owns 95 rental properties in the city, and the banks that lent him money are urging that Judge Sterne appoint William J. Hoffman as receiver, citing his 40 years of professional experience in 50 states, during which time he’s taken financial control of more than 2,500 troubled properties in 900 separate receivership actions. The courts empower receivers to collect rents and take out loans for repairs, short-stopping the owners and sometimes the lenders themselves. Attorneys hired by City Hall scored the most damage against Hoffman on the always-raw question of tenant relocation. For tenants whose names are not on the lease, Hoffman testified, no relocation assistance would be required. For Pini, famous for overcrowding his dwelling units, that’s a large number of tenants. Hoffman said that if he found eight tenants occupying a onebedroom unit, he would not feel obligated to relocate all of them to make repairs. “They’re not all tenants in my view,” he said. “If they don’t belong there, they’re not tenants, then we’d have to evict them.”
That’s exactly the sort of mass dislocation City Attorney Ariel Calonne says he’s anxious to avoid. He’s pushing Judge Sterne to appoint Rob Fredericks and the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara instead. Fredericks testified he’d feel obligated to relocate any tenants displaced by repairs. He could not compete with Hoffman, however, when it came to professional experience. Fredericks has never served as a receiver, a fact that attorneys for Pini and the banks stressed repeatedly. Fredericks said the Housing Authority, which owns 1,200 rental units and provides vouchers for 2,300 tenants, knows well the functions a receiver performs — collecting rents, making repairs, managing large rehab efforts. “It’s what we do,” he said. Pini and the banks claimed the agency can’t act independently because it’s an arm of City Hall. Fredericks was forced to acknowledge under questioning that the Housing Authority’s own website describes itself as “an arm of the city” and that its boardmembers are all appointed by the mayor and City Council. Judge Sterne, rather than cut the baby in half, opted to create conjoined twins. She urged attorneys for both sides to find a way for Hoffman to hire the Housing Authority to help handle the receivership duties. His depth of experience, she opined, made Hoffman the only candidate she would consider. Though the Housing Authority appeared to have a conflict, she added, it had a depth of connection to the community that would help greatly with tenant relocations. She also noted the agency’s track record doing major housing rehab work at reasonable cost. The trial is expected to continue through the end of this week and into next. —Nick Welsh
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anta Barbara County has availed itself of California’s recent gun-violence restraining-order law —passed in the wake of Elliot Rodger’s 2014 Isla Vista rampage — 20 times since 2016. Of the state’s 58 counties, only Los Angeles has deployed the new law more frequently. Ventura County, by contrast, has used it four times since the law went into effect. The order allows immediate family members or law enforcement officers to seek court orders to seize any firearms possessed by individuals suspected of posing a danger to themselves or others. It’s unclear the number of guns seized in Santa Barbara County, where all of
the restraining orders were initiated by law enforcement and none by family members. Connecticut is the first state to enact such legislation — in 1999 — where one study concluded that for every 10-20 warrants served, one suicide is prevented. The same study found that for every warrant served, seven guns were seized on average. One third of those served with a high-risk warrant received mental-health treatment. Congressmember Salud Carbajal is pushing for a federal version of the gun-violence restraining order. Republican congressional candidate Justin Fareed supports the concept of the restraining order as well. —Nick Welsh
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alifornia is the first and only state in the country with a program that actively tracks and disarms people forbidden from owning guns. The Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS)—enacted by the state’s Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2006—identifies people who lawfully purchased firearms but then illegally failed to relinquish them after they were convicted of a crime, diagnosed with a mental illness, or otherwise deemed unfit by a judge to own a weapon. Last year, DOJ agents seized 3,685 firearms and 819,343 rounds of ammunition during more than 8,500 investigations. Ninety-six Santa Barbara County residents are currently named on the APPS list. DOJ spokesperson Jennifer Molina declined to identify the Santa Barbara residents or offer any details on their offenses “as that
information is confidential.” According to a 2017 annual report on the program, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Office has coordinated with DOJ agents to locate illegal gun owners. Molina did not respond to a request for information on those efforts. The same annual report details an APPS investigation in Ventura County last year, which resulted in the seizure of one unregistered assault weapon, nine handguns, four shotguns, 21 rifles, and four large-capacity magazines. The unnamed APPS subject, as the offenders are called, had recently been committed to a mental-health facility. In Paso Robles, agents confiscated seven shotguns, three rifles, four handguns, 11 standard-capacity magazines, and 27,113 rounds of ammunition from a man with new criminal convictions. —Tyler Hayden
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The Unchallenged Ones Lavagnino, Hart Will Run Unopposed in June Election by Kelsey Brugger he wave of Democratic candidates running for office across the country is apparently not trickling down to Santa Barbara County politics. Steve Lavagnino, a traditional Republican, is coasting into a third term as 5th District county supervisor unopposed. Even though his small Santa Maria district holds significantly more registered Democrats, no one filed to contest before the March 9 deadline. “I guess the ego side of me would say people think I’m doing a good job,” he said. “I would hope that’s it.” Democrats hold a nearly 15-point advantage in the 5th District, home to about 27,000 voters. A quarter of them are declined-tostate voters. Santa Maria Democrats, however, tend to resemble Blue Dog Democrats — they have a conservative voting record in a more rural area. Lavagnino spent much of his childhood in Santa Maria, where his father, Larry Lavagnino, served as mayor from 2002 to 2012. The younger Lavagnino worked in the aerospace and defense industries before getting into politics. He served as an aide for former lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado before going to work for then-congressmember Elton Gallegly at his Solvang district office. In 2010, Lavagnino was elected county supervisor. After 2nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf steps down next year, he, at age 54, will be the most senior member on the board. When he entered office, Lavagnino was thought to be a hard-line conservative who valued tight budgets and public safety. In some ways, that hasn’t changed. He maintains a small office staff and often encourages his colleagues to approve oil drilling projects, invoking the need for tax revenue to repair roads and county buildings. In other ways, Lavagnino comes across as somewhat moderate. He supported increasing the county’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT). He worked with former county supervisor Salud Carbajal — a Democrat and now Santa Barbara’s congressmember — to fund a local truancy program. He collaborated closely with Supervisor Das Williams, a progressive Democrat, to draft the county’s cannabis ordinance. And he is one of few
Republicans who enjoys support from the county employee labor union, SEIU 620, as well as the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association and the firefighters’ union. “He is the first one to say he is concerned about social services,” said 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann, adding, “He’s married to a woman who [is] a Democrat, and he lives with his mother-in-law, who [is] a Democrat.” Hartmann added he is smart, fun, and enjoyable to work with. But he is no bleeding-heart liberal. Lavagnino voted against a $1 million healthinsurance plan for undocumented children. He has consistently voted against symbolic resolutions in support of Planned Parenthood or to combat climate change, saying he likes to keep national or state politics separate from county business. Every fall, Lavagnino holds a massive event, Veterans Stand Down, in Santa Maria at which hundreds of homeless vets receive clothes, a haircut, food, medical screenings, and referrals to government services. Every February, he hosts a fundraising comedy show where he performs stand-up. On the dais, he is usually the first to crack a joke. A few weeks ago he sarcastically suggested retail cannabis storefronts might open in Tepusquet, from which many angry residents sporting purple visors regularly showed up to protest pot farms in their neighborhood. Lavagnino has about $165,000 in campaign cash, according to his office. He said he has no plans to give to other candidates. “I am probably just going to hold on to it for a future run for something,” he said, noting he has no aspirations to run for Congress. He also noted the resurgence of people running for seats throughout the country: “Maybe we’re losing the idea of serving locally first.” Meanwhile, in the race to represent the 2nd District, which includes portions of western Santa Barbara and eastern Goleta Valley, Democrat Gregg Hart now finds himself unopposed after his challenger, Susan Epstein, unexpectedly dropped out last month, breeding unanswered questions among Santa Barbara political junkies. Lavagnino expressed optimism at Hart’s sudden victory. “We get along very well,” he said. “I feel like he will be an open mind and n an open door.”
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An Unexpected Bloodbath County Race for Auditor-Controller Heats Up by Kelsey Brugger he race for Santa Barbara County auditor-controller tends to be a snoozer. But this year, the contest for the top accountant is quickly turning into a hyperlocal cage fight. This year’s race pits two county employees — Betsy Schaffer and Jennifer Christensen — against one another. Though the role of auditor-controller is nonpartisan, politics appear to be playing a role. Schaffer — who was born in Korea and adopted at age 3, and moved to Santa Maria as a child — has worked for the county auditor’s office for a total of 16 years. She intermittently had stints at Santa Barbara public agencies and in the private sector. She is backed by outgoing county auditor Theo Fallati and retired longtime auditor Bob Geis. Democratic strategist Mary Rose is running her campaign, and she has the support of the three Democratic county supervisors — Janet Wolf, Joan Hartmann, and Das Williams. On the other side is Jen Christensen, who was raised by a single mom in the San Fernando Valley with her brother. She also has about 16 years under her belt in county departments, including County Counsel, the Office of the Auditor-Controller, and most recently, the treasurer’s office. She, too, is backed by her boss, county treasurer Harry Hagen. She is also endorsed by the two North County supervisors, Peter Adam and Steve Lavagnino. Two years ago, Christensen unsuccessfully ran against Williams in the race for 1st District supervisor. Asked why she is running, Christensen emphasized she wants to bring “financial stability to the county.” For her part, Schaffer said she believes she has “more direct experience in the auditor’s office and with accounting in general.” She admitted she wished Fallati would run for another term. (Fallati, who is 61, said he is ready to retire.) Christensen questioned the fact that Fallati, the current auditor, lived out of the county in Ventura when he was appointed to the position in 2016. “We are now going to be paying him a pension based on a $200,000 salary rather than $150,000,” she argued, adding that that translates to $2 million over the course of his lifetime. Because he needed Santa Barbara County residency to hold the position, Fallati tem-
porarily rented a room in the house of Betsy Schaffer’s ex-husband, Rick Schaffer. Rick worked for the county auditor’s office in the early 1990s, when he was part of a team with Betsy that developed one of the county’s first financial systems. He left to start his own company, Simpler Systems, which now contracts with the county and government entities and universities throughout the country. “He is an incredibly brilliant guy,” Geis said. “He helped me do accounting things that were really revolutionary.” Christensen charged that the close relationship between the auditor-controller’s office and one of the county’s biggest vendors gives the appearance of impropriety or the “even more grim possibility of actual impropriety.” This dynamic is playing out in the context of the county’s biggest financial scandals in recent memory — last year’s $1.7 million embezzlement case. While Christensen supporters argue this case demonstrates the need for new leadership, Geis said it was actually Betsy Schaffer who helped catch the culprit and notify law enforcement. A receptionist at the auditor’s desk brought it to her attention. The case allegedly involves a longtime Public Works employee who issued at least 235 checks to a group of friends and relatives. “The controls eventually caught the crook,” Geis said. “This isn’t the first crook at the county.” As for the county’s financial system, Schaffer explained she was proud of the one the team developed in the ’90s. Over the years it has evolved. “We saved the taxpayer millions and millions of dollars,” she said. “The bigger system costs $30 million to $50 million dollars.” She added that other counties have wanted to buy it. Geis, who supervised Christensen for some time, has jumped in the fray. On Tuesday, he filed a petition challenging Christensen’s qualifications. He formally requested her name be removed from the ballot. He argued she does not have a degree in accounting, has not served as a ranking member of the auditor’s office for a period of three consecutive years, and is not a certified CPA — requirements all auditor-controllers must have. Though Fallati fits these criteria, Christensen retorted: “The only one not n qualified for this was Theo.”
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ABOUT TIME: Every once in a while, sanity strikes. When this happens, it appears as a great mystery. We reject obvious explana-
tions. We refuse to believe it. Such was my reaction to news that Santa Barbara will have a decent imitation of commuter rail service within two weeks. Working commuters from Los Angeles, Ventura, and Carpinteria will now be able to grab an early-morning train into Santa Barbara and Goleta and arrive in time to get to work. Under the new scheme, they will arrive in Santa Barbara at 6:47 a.m. and Goleta at 7:16 a.m. Right now, the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner pulls into Santa Barbara at 10:19 a.m., a time convenient only for members of the leisure class. This qualifies as a stop-the-presses moment. Moses should have risen from the grave to re-part the Red Sea. For the last 20 years, alternative-transportation wonks have been fighting for this very thing. And in Sacramento, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson has been pounding the hammer. But weirdly, word of this breakthrough only drooled out late last month at a meeting convened by a government agency so obscure not even its employees know what its initials mean. Lucky for us, one of our wonkier reporters showed up. Beginning April 2, Amtrak will offer its new rise-and-shine commuter-friendly ser-
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vice to up to 500 northbound passengers. That’s the equivalent of about half a lane of freeway traffic. The trip from Ventura will be a 35-minute aggravation-free train ride. Better yet, the price is right. Ten rides will cost $50; monthly passes will cost $150. Translated, that’s $5 a day. Contrast that with the $15 the average Ventura car commuter spends — when factoring in gas, insurance, repairs, monthly payments, parking, and tickets. At $3, the bus is cheaper. But buses are still vulnerable to vexations of gridlock. Commuters who take the Coastal Express bus service can expect to spend 60-90 minutes making the 30-mile trip. For bus passengers and those driving on their own, commute times jumped to as much as two hours following the debris flow that blocked off Highway 101 for two weeks. That’s improved recently, but Highway 192 — everyone’s favorite scenic safety valve — remains blocked off for the indefinite future for bridge replacement and bridge repairs. That puts more cars on the 101. More congestion. More time. So what happened? Twenty years ago, South Coast politicos adopted the mantra of “A lane and a train,” a catchy slogan that successfully harnessed the violently opposing political energies of train advocates and freeway wideners into the same political yoke. If either wanted money for their pet projects, they’d have to hold their noses, join forces, and work together to
pass Measure A, the 2008 half-cent sales tax surcharge. It passed with flying colors. The $25 million Measure A set aside for rail service — a drop in the bucket compared to the $140 million for freeway widening — wasn’t enough to pay for new trains. It was enough, however, to pay for Amtrak to retime the arrival for trains already operating on Union Pacific’s coastal tracks. For years, Union Pacific simply refused to engage. Omnipotent, arrogant, and inaccessible, the rail giant blew off then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who’d invited company execs into his infamous cigar tent for a few friendly puffs. They’d been around long before California was a state, they told the gubernator, and they’d be around long after he was gone. And they are. But first UP wasted their time and money dreaming about gambling trains between L.A. and Vegas. Then that went bust. Next they threatened Santa Barbara politicos, telling them they’d have to support Phillips 66’s proposed oil train — a mile-long Molotov cocktail on wheels — if they wanted any serious face time. That project is now dead — killed by environmental opposition, mercifully for us all. Then, at last, the Red Sea parted. UP brought in new regional leadership, and big changes began to happen. In the meantime, seven regional transportation agencies with serious skin in the game had to figure out if it was physically possible to accommodate Santa Barbara’s needs with-
out inconveniencing commuters elsewhere up and down the tracks. For years, we were told it wasn’t. One politico who saw a proposed retiming map described it as looking like an art piece made out of “lots of nails and string.” Another said it resembled “a Rubik’s Cube trying to have sex with a Gordian knot.” Beating everyone over the head to force the issue was State Senator Jackson. As a girl, Jackson grew up in Boston, where her father took the train to work. Trains were not a pipe dream conjured by crazy people. So if Jackson had to drive a few people crazy to get them to focus, she was not shy about doing it. And if Governor Jerry Brown wanted money for his cherished $77 billion 220-mile-an-hour bullet train — “a new train going to nowhere,” Jackson called it — she was not shy about letting him know he needed her vote. She made it equally clear she needed something in return. And she got it. As a result, Jackson, along with members of her staff, have spent the past three years meeting, conferring, and strategizing with everyone from California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly on down. Initially experts estimated that if 200 people signed up, that would be a screaming success. Guess what? Already more than 1,100 have, and every day brings another 30-40. It’s so obvious. Trains make sense. Mys — Nick Welsh tery solved.
Marine Megatropolis Stewardship & Alternatives Other than Oil for the Offshore Platforms
The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and the Santa Barbara Public Library invite you to kick off Earth Day 2018 Celebrations with a photographic journey beneath the offshore oil platforms of the Santa Barbara Channel, where marine life finds sanctuary to thrive.
Join Keynote Speaker Renowned underwater photographer Bob Evans
Between 1974 and 1981, Bob Evans was among the first to photo-document extraordinary images of marine life thriving beneath the offshore oil platforms of the Santa Barbara Channel. These marine communities have since become some of the most productive in the world.
Holly Lohuis – Ocean Futures Society Milton Love, Ph.D – UCSB Marine Science Institute Marc McGinnes – Environmental Activist Linda Palmer – Environmental Engineer
Where: Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library
Attendees will receive a ticket for free admission to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, where Marine Megatropolis (1974-1981) Photos by Bob Evans is on Exhibit through May 13, 2018.
When: March 29, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm
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e need to make changes now to protect our Mother Earth, or else we will all be drowning in trash in a matter of years. The little changes can make a big difference. I recently launched a petition on change.org (tinyurl.com/BanStrawsSBC) to ban plastic straws in Santa Barbara County. So far, 1,063 people have signed. I have also asked all my favorite spots that serve drinks to switch from plastic to paper. To make it easier, I’ve been sharing a brand of paper straw that can be composted, is strong and long-lasting, is made in the U.S.A., is BPA- and elemental-chlorine-free, and even comes in designs, patterns, and sizes. In cities like San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, and Malibu that are observing a ban, restaurants report that the switch to paper was effortless and actually created savings. I strongly believe that banning plastic straws in our beautiful beachside cities, with everyone’s help, will be a big, positive good! —Veronica Aguirre-Dutton, Carpinteria
Teens Lead the Nation
et’s take heart and look forward to March 24, when the youth lead the nation in their great national protest against the NRA and nonmilitary murder. I wish I could join them in D.C. Maybe a million adults will do so! Each day I think of these students’ courage, intelligence, and passion, and I recall Einstein’s remark about the youth. I once met him at Princeton, a meeting arranged as a wedding present by my husband. It was June 1945, and Einstein surely knew that Hiroshima lay in America’s future. We asked him about socialism as an option for ending wars and hunger. The old man (wearing a light-blue V-neck sweater with raveled elbows) said he believed “something better” was ahead for us, something more intelligent than “these bad times. The students will be there in every
future.” He said he had given his house in Berlin to the Jewish youth group. “The young people keep coming along — they’re always there. We can count on them.” At the time I didn’t think it was so great to “count on the youth” because I was 18. Today I wholly agree with Professor Einstein. The students’ presence, this historic strike back, brings me tears and gratitude and even a bit of hope. If only the worn and cynical Sanders troops and Democratic Party, the unions, NAACP, UFW, and all those women in their defiant pink pussy hats would join the students massing in D.C. and every state capital. The instruments of change are there, able to communicate, voting with their very bodies. Maybe I can take my cane and go stand at City Hall at noon on March 24, a chance to testify and make my —Jeanne Morgan, S.B. vote visible.
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James & Alice Mitchell
James Mitchell Age 89 Passed away on Jan 9, 2018 From Santa Barbara Alice Mitchell Age 78 Passed away on Jan 9, 2018 From Santa Barbara On January 9, 2018, James and Alice Mitchell were swept away by the deadly Montecito storm. James and Alice have been married over 50 years. They have two children and 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. James went to USC and Whittier College and worked in labor relations at Disneyland and later Sambos. A Trojan fan. Loved Animals. Alice went to Whittier College was a schoolteacher for 30 years and played the violin as a young girl. Loved to collect beautiful pieces of art and loved animals. In lieu of flowers please donate in memory of Alice and Jim and Gigi to the Santa Barbara County Animal Services. Memorial will be on Friday, March 23 in Santa Barbara.
Brian Michael McCarty 1967-2018
Brian Michael McCarty, 51, of Bakersfield, CA, died after a heart attack on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Brian is survived by 18
his wife of 21 years, Karin Sylvester McCarty, son Connor James McCarty, and daughter Caroline Grace McCarty, all from Bakersfield; sisters Christy Hastings, Portland, OR, and Suzy Petersen (Tom), Fort Washington, WI; fostersister Laura Albers and her family; and other numerous loving family members and dear friends. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, to John and Nancy (LeGrand) McCarty, Brian graduated from San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, in 1984, and from the U.S. Army Military Police Investigator School, Fort McClellan, in 1990. He received his Associate of Arts degree from Grossmont College, El Cajon, in 2001. He was employed by RenovateAmerica in the renewable energy and water products division, a position that combined his significant salesmanship skills and his commitment to sustainable building. Brian served with the U.S. Army as a Military Police Investigator, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; an Administration Assistant with the 42nd Military Police Group in Mannheim, Germany; and a Senior Military Police Customs Inspector, Wildflecken, Germany. Brian was an avid reader, film aficionado, and a student of American presidential history. His enthusiasm for sports, especially UCLA football, was legendary, and he was a fixture on Bruin Report Online. During his teenage years and beyond, Alateen was an important part of his life that helped shape him into the loving, giving, and loyal adult he became. A gifted raconteur, Brian used his knowledge of history, popular culture, politics, and sports to teach his children to be better listeners, skeptical media consumers, and, most of all, more compassionate, loyal, and spirited human beings. His empathy was immense, especially for the less fortunate. Brian prized family and
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friends above all else and was a fiercely proud and devoted father and husband. He and his wife, Karin shared a special, decades-long bond, having met when they were both eighteen. Honoring Brian’s generous wish, his final act of kindness was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Private funeral services were held Saturday, March 17, 2018, at San Roque Catholic Church, Santa Barbara, with Fr. Noel Barber officiating. To recognize his belief in the importance of animal rescue, memorial contributions may be made to Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue (http:// www.sclrr.org)
Anita Rodriguez Sargent 01/12/33-03/13/18
Our mom, Anita Rodriguez Sargent, is now at peace. No more pain, no more uncooperative body—her struggle with Alzheimer’s and its related indignities is over. Her hair was silky white and her skin remarkably smooth for her age. She left this world on Tuesday, March 13 to meet up with her parents and Spanish ancestors. Mom was 85. In her early life she enjoyed their summer cottage at the Spanish Camp on Staten Island, New York (and known to hold fundraisers in support of the anti-Facists during the Spanish Civil War). She attended schools in Somerville, New Jersey. After graduating from high school she boarded a transatlantic ship to Spain to study at the University of Madrid during an era when it was unusual for an 18-year old to travel abroad on her own. Mom then
worked at the US Embassy in Santiago Chile and traveled throughout South America. She mentioned playing a role in intelligence gathering often by socializing with powerful men and learning their secrets though she was mum on the details. Upon her return she worked for the Latin American Institute in New York City recruiting young scholars at universities throughout New England. Anita met Ray as they both commuted into New York City for work. They married on June 20, 1960 at the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York. After the small service, they hopped in their Chevy Bel-Air and drove to San Francisco. A large and scary earthquake encouraged them to leave their high-rise apartment and move south to Santa Barbara where they bought Magnolia Clothes Care Center. It was far from mom's ideal vocation but she and dad were successful with it for the nearly 40 years. Mom’s parents, Francisco Rodriguez (Cullar Baza, Granada) and Ramona Dulcenombre Delgado (Minas del Rio Tinto, Huelva), were among the founding members of Las Hijas de España, a social club in Santa Barbara that celebrated Spanish culture and cuisine. Anita was married to Ray for nearly 58 years. They had a deep connection that was not complicated by public displays of affection. They were content in their marriage, and it endured through hard times and joyful ones. One of our happiest memories was a 2005 trip to Spain to visit her Spanish family for the last time, and to Italy, including a pilgrimage to Padua to visit the relics of St. Anthony, to whom she had developed a devotion. Anita had three daughters and three sons-in-law who she loved unconditionally and whose affection we all reciprocated (Suzanne and John Kafel of Bastrop, TX, Sally
and Rich Kehl of Tulsa, OK, and Maryann Sargent and Steve Solnit of Berkeley, CA). She adored her grandchildren (Adam and Trevor Kehl of Tulsa OK, Briana Kehl, Boston MA and Isaac and Martin Solnit of Berkeley, CA). Dad is 91 and still with us. He maintains his repertoire of jokes and one-liners. A viewing will be at WelchRyce-Haider Funeral Chapel (15 East Sola Street, Santa Barbara) from 9-11 am on Saturday March 17th. Immediately following there will be a gravesite service at Calvary Cemetery 199 North Hope Avenue, Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara, Assisted Hospice Care of Santa Barbara, or the Alzheimer's Association California Central Chapter.
Logan James Parkinson
It is with great sadness that the family of Logan James Parkinson announces his passing away on the rainy first day of March. Logan was admired and held close by friends, relatives, brothers, and sisters for his engaging and caring attitude and willingness to trust and help people. He was especially perceptive, intelligent, and a quick learner. If you were lucky, he spoke to you and beamed his beautiful, loving smile upon you. Logan is sorely missed and leaves a hole in the hearts of the many lives he touched. A memorial will be held at Leadbetter Beach at the end of the parking lot, at 12pm Sunday, April 8, 2018. CONTINUED ON PAGE 20 >>>
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David MacLeod Brainard 1955 – 2017
BY T H E B R A I N A R D FA M I LY anta Barbara lost an iconic stalwart
last March. David was a literal renaissance man: Surfer. Actor. Cyclist. Writer. Teacher. Ironman. Bartender. Realtor. Environmentalist. Warrior. Many in different walks of life were touched by David Brainard. Many have fond memories of and had memorable interactions with him. His way of connecting with people can only be described as that of a quintessential gentleman. But he was so smart you really had to pay attention, whether it was a joke or a comment. He cared deeply about our city and fought to keep it clean, accessible, and safe. David Brainard matriculated to Santa Barbara in 1963 from the East Coast as a happy 8-year-old after his aerospace engineer and rocket scientist dad was transferred to Vandenberg Air Force Base. He got to learn the city as he moved from Roosevelt Elementary to La Colina and then to San Marcos. Wrestling was his sport of choice in high school, as was surfing, where he quickly outperformed his brother/teacher. Cycling was another passion, and he was a king in our hills. David started college down south at UC San Diego and finished back home as a Gaucho at UCSB. One of David’s early jobs included W.A. King, the clothier off State Street, where he learned the finer points of haberdashery that SURFER/ACTOR/CYCLIST/WARRIOR: David Brainard had a résumé would follow him forever. He then entered the that stretched across bartending and theater, as well as mediation and teaching tough kids. food-and-beverage industry with early stints at Arnoldi’s, El Paseo, and 1129, then later at Zelo and Blue Agave. Analysts believe that it was this Michael T.’s mom had picked him up at the airport, early interaction with the public that launched his and per his clotheshorse training, he kept his blazer acting career; you have to have a little showman factor on as he walked across the sand. to be successful. David developed cardiac issues about 15 years ago. David’s renaissance persona was patent in his wide He was finally told in late 2012 that he would need a spectrum of activities and professions. David presided new heart in the next six months to a year. He was fadover thousands of board meetings at Hammonds, ing in spring 2013, and then our mom passed in May Rincon, Mesa Lane, and most other surf spots. David 2013. David was rushed to UCLA hospital a month also frequented the islands. He performed over 70 later for medical support for his failing heart. We plays at the Ensemble and Garvin theaters, on off-off- almost lost him twice, and then he got his new heart Broadway, and in Hilton Head. He landed roles in a on his 58th birthday, on August 3 that year. He had an host of TV shows, such as Chicago Hope, Sex and the amazing team of world-class cardiomyopathy experts City, The Sopranos, and Hawaii Five-O. He starred in who saved his life. They included Santa Barbara’s Dr. numerous indie films, as well as several at UCSB and Bruce McFadden and UCLA doctors Murray Kwon, City College. Appreciated in his homelands, David Mario Deng, Arnold Baas, Gene DePasquale, and won two Indy acting awards. Daniel Cruz. He was an avid cyclist who knew the Santa Barbara He was doing just fine after the transplant, happy backcountry as well as most. In the early years, he to be back in Santa Barbara at his Victoria Street cotpicked up a couple of Stump Jump trophies for win- tage. He started to surf a bit and cycle a bit. Life was ning mountain biking races. David published a semi- good. Unfortunately, David suffered a cruel stroke in autobiographical book called The Ides of August and February 2014 while at UCLA for a monthly checkup. was a persistent contributor to the Independent, the The good news was that he was in the midst of the best Montecito Journal, and the News-Press. A successful care on the planet and survived. The bad news was teacher at El Puente School, he was often greeted with that the right-side, brain-bleed stroke paralyzed much shouts of “Yo, Mr. Brainard, what’s up” as he drove of his left side. The stroke changed everything, and the around town. He spent some time as a Realtor and struggle was to concentrate on getting back to mobilwas a proud member of the Rental Housing Media- ity, greatly aided by his caregiver, Angel Tolentino. The struggles turned out to be too tough, and David tion Task Force. There are a million DB stories. Like the time he succumbed to his tired organs last year. was walking up Waimea Bay beach to see his buddy, David joined his parents, Chris and John, in the famous lifeguard Michael Tokunaga. As Michael heaven. He is survived by a bunch of Brainards: his tells the story: “I was relaxing in the chair and saw my siblings, Michael, Melanie, and Alison; his sistermom coming from the parking lot. She was walking in-law, JoAnn; his half brother, John Martin; his next to a guy in a blue blazer and a bag. I wondered niece and goddaughter, Christina; and his nephews, what the heck my mom was doing with an FBI agent.” Michael II and Gregory. And, of course, hundreds of Well, David had just come from the Big Island after Santa Barbara residents with fond memories. finishing the Ironman — proudly in the top 10 percent. n God bless you, dude.
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a Celebration of Life at the Welch Ryce Mortuary in downtown Santa Barbara on March 31, 2018 at 11:00 am with a reception to follow at their residence. All are welcome to join us! We will always love, remember and honor this good man.
Just after dawn on February 7, 2018 the angels came with their wings of light and carried one of the smartest and kindest ones home. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Larry Chandler, joined relatives and friends in heaven to watch over those of us who are left to rejoice in their memories. Larry was born in San Diego, CA. on September 15, 1943. He attended and graduated from Harding Elementary, La Cumbre Jr. High School and Santa Barbara High School finishing is primary education at Santa Barbara City College where he pursued a degree in engineering. On December 15, 1963 Larry married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Fillippini. Larry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharon Chandler, two sons, David Chandler of Cave Creek, AZ and Dan Chandler of Santa Ynez, CA. In addition, Larry has five grandchildren, Jackie, Chris, Nicholas, Joshua and Taylor. Larry spent his entire working years employed by the County of Santa Barbara, Public Works Department where he supervised the building of roads and bridges along with many other duties keeping our County roads safe. Larry retired from the County after 39 ½ years as a civil servant. When Larry retired he and Sharon settled into their small home in Santa Barbara where Sharon had grown up and they had raised their children. He loved cars, trains, music and reading, and most recently enjoyed playing cards with friends. To honor this wonderful man the family is planning 20
Edward “Eddie” Beltran 08/15/55-02/10/18
Edward “Eddie” Beltran died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of February 10, 2018. Eddie was born in “beautiful downtown Burbank,” California on August 15, 1955. The family lived in Riverside and Ventura Counties before he ran away to be with his father in Santa Barbara in 1968. He graduated from San Marcos High School, class of 1974. During his high school years he played tennis for the Santa Barbara City League, where he was twotime boys’ tennis champion. Immediately following graduation Eddie joined the United States Marine Corps with his best friend, Danny Shirley. The following year he was chosen for the highly selective position of Embassy Guard, and he proudly fulfilled that role in Romania, Kenya and Ethiopia. He had the opportunity to guard Air Force One during the presidency of Gerald R. Ford and also chauffeured a number of important dignitaries from both the United States and abroad. Upon completion of active duty Eddie signed on for an additional two years in the Marine Corps Reserve. Anyone who knew him understood that for Eddie, serving his country was an honor and a privilege. This was a defining period in his life and he eagerly shared stories of his
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military career throughout the years. Upon his return to civilian life Eddie attended the Santa Barbara City College Hotel & Restaurant Management Program. He began to hone his culinary skills at his father’s side, working in his restaurants and catering for political and other events. Perhaps most memorable were the many times that they shared a booth at De La Guerra Plaza during Fiesta. His father had prepared him well and his classmates soon learned that nobody knew their way around the kitchen better than Eddie did. He quickly gained a reputation for excellence in a career for which he seemed destined. He worked in some of the city’s finest restaurants and had especially fond memories of the years he spent at The Palace and Chad’s. In 2004 Eddie realized a longtime dream of owning a neighborhood tavern when he purchased The Tiburon Tavern with his close friends Mike and Chris. The continued popularity of “The Tib” reveals not only his success in building a business, but also his talent for creating a space that reflected his personality: a warm and friendly environment, a place that welcomes young and old, newcomers and regulars alike. Those fortunate enough to have met Eddie there quickly realized what so many others already knew, that it was his easy-going nature and ability to touch people that gained him countless friends from all walks of life. He will be missed dearly. Eddie leaves behind his devoted and loving partner of twenty-five years, Suellen Clark. Suellen and the family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Cottage Hospital MICU staff for the wonderful care that they provided. He was predeceased by his mother, Maria Luisa Vazquez Bevers, his father Edward R. Beltran and niece Chantelle Davis. He is survived by his “Irish twin” sister and best friend Desire’
Beltran-Ventura (Port Hueneme), baby sister Gabrielle Griffin (Orlando, FL), brother James Beltran (Goleta) and stepmother Livanna Beltran (Goleta). He is also survived by his godson, nephew and fellow Marine Robert Edward Ventura (Ventura), nephews Timothy Ventura (Port Hueneme), Daniel (Blanca) Ventura (Port Hueneme) and nieces Brande’ Ventura (Salem, MA), Danielle Davis (San Fernando Valley), Jazzmine Griffin (FL), and great-niece Madeline Ventura (Port Hueneme), all of whom adored their favorite Uncle Eddie! Having spent considerable time visiting NJ in recent years, Eddie was loved and will be sorely missed by his east coast family as well. To honor Eddie there will be a “Celebration of Life” on Thursday, May 3 from 11am2pm at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 112 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara. Those who wish to continue celebrating are invited to The Tiburon Tavern, 3116 State Street, immediately following. All who knew and loved Eddie are welcome.
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Linnea E. Pascoe 02/09/43-03/07/18 In Memory Missing you always and loving you forever. Love Oli, Mari, Gabe and IZ
Jasmine Murphy PASCOE, Linnea E. (nee Allen) It is with great sadness we report the passing of Linn Pascoe. Linn was born on Feb. 9, 1943 to H. V. "Jack" Allen and Mary Allen. She grew up loving horses, dogs, and her independence. Linn passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2018 in Bakersfield, where she had made her home in the last few years. Linn moved to Kernville in the 70's, and ran the Rivernook Campground with her husband Don for many years. She moved to Santa Barbara in order to provide a better
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Teachers Must Teach, Not Gun-Fight Educating the Next Generation Should Take Primary Importance
BY DEMIAN BARNETT
et’s be clear: America’s schools are “future” factories. Educators
manufacture the future by giving the next generation the skills and dispositions that they’ll need to be not only successful individuals but also contributing citizens, capable of caring about community, duty, and something larger than themselves. To truly believe that the best we can collectively offer our children to keep them safe is to prepare their teachers for armed combat is a future so grim that it jeopardizes our mission as a whole. Teachers currently subscribe to and work toward a much brighter future. It is time for our politicians to do the same. Viewed from a distance, a classroom can often look as if it runs itself. Teachers teach, and students learn. Unless you’ve experienced what it takes to teach a room full of children, you might not understand the hundreds of decisions that teachers make both before and during a lesson as they guide their students to success. This is what teachers train for, and to think that this work is any less intense than other professions is underestimating the skill and expertise required to create an optimal learning environment. In the same way we wouldn’t expect a surgeon to be trained and prepared to go from operating on a patient to gunfighting at a moment’s notice, expecting teachers to do so is equally ridiculous. This isn’t to say that teachers lack the capability, courage, or determination to face evil. We do so almost every day. And as we’ve seen in countless school attacks, teachers are remarkably capable under fire. Many put the lives of their students over their own, think of teammates first, and run to the aid of others, even if it means putting themselves in danger. Teachers are heroic on a daily basis, and when it all goes really sideways, that heroism doesn’t falter. As many of my colleagues have shared, like me, they became educators because they wanted to make the world a better place. Being armed in a classroom does not represent the best way to achieve that goal, and it would show our students that the world is becoming more brutish, not less. We also must be realistic about the efficacy of adding more guns to an environment crowded with children. Though we have a strong cultural fantasy that a good person with a gun can simply stop a bad person with a gun, it is important to keep some truths in mind. A study conducted by the New York Police Department showed that the accuracy, or “hit potential,” of a trained police officer firing at a “bad guy” from three to seven yards was 11.5 percent. This distance falls within the length of a school classroom, meaning that even if teachers were trained up to the standards of police officers, nearly 90 percent of shots fired in a room full of children would not hit their intended target. As a school principal, I find this is a horrifying thought. This isn’t a critique of police officers in any way. Rather, it shows just how hard it really is and how we can’t pretend otherwise. The idea of arming teachers to “harden schools” against future violence shows a continued lack of understanding about what teachers actually do and is disrespectful of the professionalism of educators. It represents a societal race to the bottom, advancing the idea that “more guns” is the solution to the unprecedented level of gun violence in our country. As a veteran educator, I join my colleagues in rejecting this proposal and instead encourage the nation and our leaders to have a real conversation about gun control.
Arming teachers to ‘harden schools’ shows a continued lack of understanding about what teachers actually do and is disrespectful of the professionalism of educators.
Demian Barnett is superintendent and principal of Peabody Charter School. INDEPENDENT.COM
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BELLOSGUARDO A LEGACY IN LIMBO
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TROUBLE FROM THE START
BY TYLER HAYDEN
THE ESTATE OF HUGUETTE M. CLARK
n May 2011, the reclusive heiress Huguette Clark died, leaving her grand East Beach estate, Bellosguardo, to a public charity for the purpose of fostering the arts. Giving her palatial summer home to the Santa Barbara community was, by far, the largest single gift of her $300 million fortune. Clark hadn’t visited the 27-room mansion, with its extensive art collection, in more than 60 years, and in recent decades, very few people had ever seen inside. It stood on the cliffs overlooking the ocean, a bit of a mystery to those living in the city below. But after her death, it became clear that Clark had wanted Bellosguardo to be publically cherished as a lasting benefit for Santa Barbara and preserved for the appreciation of art everywhere. Three and a half years after the formation of the Bellosguardo Foundation — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in New York and operated out of Santa Barbara — Clark’s dream is no closer to being realized. Instead, the mystery surrounding the property has intensified, and a pall of secrecy has gathered over it. In apparent violation of its own bylaws, the foundation’s board of directors has not held a single formal meeting, multiple directors have resigned, and its local leadership has had to fend off allegations of mismanagement, favoritism, and neglect. Over the last six months, the Independent has directed questions to the foundation — which now controls more than $95 million in Bellosguardo property, artwork, and cash. All have gone unanswered. This lack of information that has led many in the Santa Barbara community to rely on baseless rumors has also generated legitimate concerns about the future of the estate. This article attempts to address what is factually known about the foundation and its mission, and what is going on behind Bellosguardo’s beautifully carved wooden doors. The information presented here was gathered from public documents and more than two dozen interviews with people intimately familiar with the property and organization. Many of them spoke only on the condition of anonymity.
ALL IN THE FAMILY: Huguette Clark, right, inherited her great wealth from her father, William A. Clark, a U.S. senator and one of the most powerful and ruthless of the 19th-century robber barons.
Conflict-of-interest allegations have plagued the Bellosguardo Foundation since its inception in September 2014. Per the settlement agreement of Clark’s will, then–Santa Barbara mayor Helene Schneider was asked by the New York Attorney General’s Office to nominate 19 members to the foundation’s new board of directors. In an email exchange with the Independent last week, Schneider said that because the nomination process was “extremely time-consuming,” and because she was carrying it through as a private citizen, not a city government representative,“I asked my consultant Jeremy Lindaman to assist.” Throughout his career as a Santa Barbara political consultant — working on the election campaigns of Schneider, former mayor Marty Blum, former councilmember Bendy White, and Sheriff Bill Brown, among others — Lindaman, who’s in his thirties, has cultivated a reputation as a formidable, skilled, but antagonistic operator. Many of his professional relationships have ended badly, and a wide range of politicians and public figures have described Lindaman behaving as a bit of a bullyboy. While interviewing potential boardmembers, Lindaman contacted former mayor Hal Conklin, a longtime civic activist in Santa Barbara’s art and philanthropic scene. Conklin described Lindaman as brash and bizarre. “As I recall, Jeremy said to me, ‘You’re going to be on the board, you’re going to contribute $500,000 [to the foundation], and you’re going to endorse Helene.’” At the time, Schneider was preparing to announce her bid for the 24th Congressional District, a race she would ultimately lose to Salud Carbajal. Schneider termed off of the Santa Barbara City Council earlier this year and now works as both a regional development manager for Cal State Channel Islands and a regional coordinator for the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. continued >
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Conklin was put off by Lindaman’s demands, to put it mildly. While nonprofit boardmembers are often asked to gift funds to the organizations they oversee, the half-million amount Lindaman expected was “insane,” said Conklin. More worrisome was Lindaman’s insistence that Conklin publicly endorse Schneider’s bid for Congress. “He was HAPPY DAYS: Former S.B. mayor Helene Schneider and political intermingling things that I consultant Jeremy Lindaman are shown here in a photo from 2009. thought looked bad,” said Instead of addressing the questions, LinConklin. Other individuals contacted by Lindaman to be on the board made similar daman said he would only provide a general accusations. statement on the condition that the IndepenUltimately, Schneider assembled a list of dent would print it in full. The statement is on directors that was approved by the New York page 26. Schneider also declined to address a Attorney General. Several members were similar list of questions; instead, in a written specifically requested in Clark’s will, includ- response, she charged that any accusations ing her half-great-grandnephew, Ian Devine; of impropriety on her part were “a tool some a representative of the Corcoran Gallery of people with questionable motives are clearly Art, attorney Charles Patrizia; and Jim Hurley, using to attempt to smear me personally and who had been Clark’s Santa Barbara attorney. politically.” The other members were mainly prominent Santa Barbarans, including Robert Lieff, Anne Towbes, Pete Jordano, Morrie Jurkowitz, Joan Rutkowski, Perri Harcourt, Diane McQuarie, and Ron Pulice. Famed television producer Dick Wolf was chosen as chair, with Jack Overall as treasurer and Sandra Nicholson as secretary. One of the board’s first orders of business was to elect Lindaman as president. That decision drew sharp criticism from experienced nonprofit professionals and donors in the community. What, they asked, were Lindaman’s qualifications for running a complicated, multimillion-dollar nonprofit? Conklin noted that most directors of major Santa Barbara organizations were chosen after nationwide searches and brought with them PhDs and decades of experience. “Jeremy has none of that,” he said. The foundation’s 2015 and 2016 tax returns (the most recent available) state that Lindaman received a salary of $110,000 and $80,000, respectively, for approximately 10 hours of work a week. A minimal amount of income was reported in that time, just more than enough to cover his salary. The 2015 record shows Clark’s estate, through the New York Public Administrator, contributed $150,000 to the foundation. In 2016, the estate gave another $30,000. Wolf contributed $50,000, and Nicholson gave $5,000. Unexpectedly, the WWW Foundation, an arm of a South Pasadena wealth management firm, also donated $20,000. Its spokesperson, Pegine Grayson, said she was “really not at liberty to discuss that grant.” Lindaman declined to directly answer any of the 36 questions submitted to him by the Independent regarding the foundation’s finances and operations: What does your job entail? When and how was your salary decided? What have you accomplished in your time as president? Have you drafted any strategic plans? Have you organized any capital campaigns? Have you contacted any potential arts partners? And so on, includOUT OF THE PICTURE: Anne Towbes, Morrie ing a number of questions concerning his Jurkowitz, and Pete Jordano all recently quit the personal and professional relationship with Bellosguardo Foundation’s board of directors. Helene Schneider.
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ANYBODY HOME? Dick Wolf chairs the Bellosguardo Foundation, but even his own board has a hard time reaching him.
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pliance, climate control, and long-term maintenance. With these improvements in place, the Museum would be willing to put some of its permanent collection on view there.” Relatively few works of great value or historical significance currently hang on Bellosguardo’s walls. A number of the paintings are portraits of Clark and her sister, Andrée, by a Polish artist named Tadeusz Styka. “The house is full of portraits of Andrée, paintings sometimes two to a room,” notes author Bill Dedman in his biography on Clark, Empty Mansions. “Her deep-set eyes are everywhere.” The Music Academy of the West is also unaware of any collaboration that the Bellosguardo Foundation may be planning, according to Ana Papakhian, vice president of marketing and communications. “Bellosguardo is a property within our neighborhood, so we hope it is put to good use for our community.” Mayor Cathy Murillo explained the City of Santa Barbara, along with the Coastal Commission, has landuse authority over the property and that the foundation has not filed any project applications.“I have no contact with the foundation,” she said. “No one from the estate, family, or foundation has ever tried to contact me.” But how wonderful it would be, she said, to one day open
Both Lindaman and Schneider blamed the Bellosguardo Foundation’s inactivity over the last three and a half years on a pending decision by the IRS whether to forgive $16 million to $18 million in gift-tax penalties Clark owed at the time of her death. Attorneys repeatedly advised them not to speak publicly about the process, they claimed. Now that the penalties have been waived, and the estate is finally out of legal limbo, “The Foundation can now begin more publicly discussing the options for the property’s use,” Lindaman said in his statement. Sources within the foundation say Lindaman was not directly involved in the negotiations and that only New York attorneys interacted with the IRS. They also noted that the 2013 will settlement was premised on the expectation that the IRS would waive the penalties because the agreement mostly benefited charities. For its part, the IRS said it could not comment due to federal disclosure laws. If the IRS delays prevented the foundation from making any major decisions, many knowledgeable observers wonder why the nonprofit — and Lindaman’s salary — was not put into SPARED NO EXPENSE: Bellosguardo’s intricately carved paneled rooms were removed abeyance until the tax issue was from the family mansion in New York and shipped to Santa Barbara after that home was resolved. Or if Lindaman was demolished in 1925. working, why have there been no art appraisals, feasibility studies, or other preliminary the house and grounds to the community.“And I know spadework? Huguette Clark wanted to support the arts and honor In its 2014 founding documents, written and signed the arts — I’m hoping the foundation will be able to by Lindaman under penalty of perjury, the foundation fulfill her dream.” Some of the foundation’s boardmembers have felt lays out its vision to transform Bellosguardo (meaning “beautiful lookout” in Italian and pronounced BELL- they’ve been left in the dark. They’ve issued numerous os-GWAR-doe) from a dusty relic into a modern arts requests to Lindaman to hold meetings and to get to haven. Its first task was supposed to be to develop a work but have received only silence in return. Even their “long-term plan to create a museum experience for the entreaties to Wolf got nowhere. Utterly exasperated, and visiting public, which will include ticketed admissions unwilling to sit idly by, three directors recently resigned: to the property.” Designs were to be drafted to upgrade Towbes, Jordano, and Jurkowitz. None of them would speak directly to the Independent about their experiamenities, improve access, and coordinate parking. Lindaman also promised conversations would begin ence. Multiple attempts by the paper to reach Wolf for with “charitable and educational arts institutions that comment were unsuccessful. can lend expertise, knowledge, and advice to the FounThough both Lindaman and Schneider said that the dation, as well as facilitate exhibitions.” He said he would New York Attorney General’s Office has had “complete explore the possibility of forming a partnership with oversight” of “all Foundation decisions,” an Attorney the nearby Music Academy of the West to bring live General spokesperson clarified that while the office performances to the property’s five-acre lawn in the oversees the formal registering and general regulaspring and summer. tion of charities, it has little to do with their individual None of these critical steps seems to have happened. operations. “The Museum has had virtually no contact with the Santa Barbara attorney Robert Ornstein, who speFoundation over the past three years,” said Santa Bar- cializes in legal and governance issues for nonprofits, bara Museum of Art Director Larry Feinberg. “There is troubled by what he’s read about the Bellosguardo is some feasibility that Bellosguardo could be another Foundation. “The well-being and stewardship of a venue for art viewing, but a great deal of renovation 501(c)(3) sits squarely on the shoulders of the board of would need to take place before this could occur,” Fein- directors,” he said.“They have a legal responsibility to be berg went on,“including means for security, ADA com- awake and know what’s happening. continued >
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The Bellosguardo Foundation is pleased to announce that successful negotiations with the Internal Revenue Service have concluded and all tax issues related to Huguette Clark’s death have been resolved on favorable terms to the Foundation. Since the Foundation’s formation, our objective has been a negotiated settlement with the IRS that allowed the preservation of Mrs. Clark’s Santa Barbara property. This has been accomplished. Further, the settlement, formally approved just weeks ago by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, will leave the Foundation with assets in excess of the 2013 Probate Settlement best-case scenario. The Santa Barbara community now has a Foundation with total assets appraised in the probate proceeding of more than $95 million. The 23-acre property, long a local mystery, can be preserved for public use. The Joint Committee’s action follows the actual transfer of the Santa Barbara real estate to Foundation ownership, which occurred via court order on December 14, 2017. No announcement was made at that time because the order coincided with the Thomas Fire tragedy. The Foundation’s sincere sympathies are extended to all of the victims of the Thomas Incident. As per the Probate Settlement, the New York Attorney General’s office has had oversight over all Foundation actions from its formation until October 2017. All members of the Foundation Board underwent thorough background checks by the Attorney General. The Foundation’s officers, employee and legal counsel were accordingly approved by the Attorney General’s office. The Foundation is grateful for their efforts and guidance working through this complicated process; without them this success would not have been possible. The Foundation understands that the need to maintain confidentiality during the negotiating period resulted in some negative speculation and confusion in the community. Our limited public dialogue was out of concern that any announcements or comments could be misinterpreted by the IRS, jeopardizing negotiations. The Foundation can now begin more publicly discussing the options for the property’s use. An appropriate press event will be conducted in the near future to provide more information. (805) 284-0975 3712 State St Santa Barbara, Ca 93105
“The questions being raised are indisputably appropriate,” Ornstein went on. “A failure to respond flies in the face of what a 501(c)(3) is supposed to do, and that is to operate for the public benefit.” Other nonprofit leaders have expressed similar criticisms of the foundation’s lack of transparency. “Everything needs to be on the table,” said the director of a large Santa Barbara charity group. “Everything we do as a nonprofit has to be completely transparent. [Lindaman] needs to open up and be completely honest, or he’s not doing his job.” So many red flags now fly over Bellosguardo that a Santa Barbara arts philanthropist recently hired a private investigator to dig into the foundation’s operations.
SHOWN THE DOOR John Douglas served as Bellosguardo’s resident manager for 35 years, living in a separate house on the east end of the estate and overseeing a small staff of gardeners and bookkeepers. His friends said he was intensely proud of his job, speaking often of the property’s magnificence and his commitment to preserving Clark’s legacy. He played an important role in the process to designate Bellosguardo a city landmark in 1994. On November 19 last year, a month before ownership of the estate was transferred to the Bellosguardo Foundation, Douglas sent a letter to Lindaman and boardmembers reminding them that his and his colleagues’ employment would be terminated as a stipulation of the handoff. He implored the board to intervene. “I have been a loyal, diligent, and honorable employee,” he wrote. “There is not a building, system, tree, bush, or even blade of grass at Bellosguardo that has not been thoughtfully administered to under my supervision and tutelage during the last three decades.” Further, Douglas wrote, “Ms. Clark would
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END OF AN ERA: John Douglas worked as Bellosguardo’s resident manager for 35 years until he was let go in December without explanation.
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be profoundly dismayed and saddened had she known that I, and the other employees at Bellosguardo, would face this sort of stress at a time when she was expecting her legacy to become even more firmly established.” Douglas never received a response from Lindaman or anyone else, except Boardmember Towbes, who offered her sympathies. Towbes quit the board a short time later. Douglas declined the Independent’s requests for an interview. His friends say he remains heartbroken by the dismissal. Multiple sources claim Lindaman now entertains guests in Douglas’s former home.
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WHITE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM While Douglas fought valiantly to keep Bellosguardo as intact as possible, the strains of time have taken their toll on the 1936 home. Warning signs on toilets connected to broken plumbing read “DO NOT FLUSH.” Cushions of a sofa covered in Louis XV upholstery have rotted. Traps and mothballs line rooms to keep rats and silverfish at bay. In total, the property is saddled with approximately $12 million in deferred maintenance.
The looming specter of a money pit forming on the property has prompted suggestions that the best way for the Bellosguardo Foundation to foster and promote the arts might be to sell the $85 million property and distribute the proceeds as grants to existing arts organizations. Schneider said she was always against that idea and made sure she chose a board that felt similarly. “My perspective was and remains that selling the property would have been a huge loss to the greater community, as once sold, it was gone forever,” she said. Many within Santa Barbara’s arts and nonprofit communities, however, feel the current iteration of the board may not be capable of
successfully ushering Bellosguardo into its next era.“You need someone in charge with a sense of entrepreneurship and a fiscal vision,” said the president of a prominent Santa Barbara foundation. “I just don’t see the necessary skill set on the board.” The CEO of an arts fund agreed. “The boardmembers who were willing and able to do the hard work have already left. I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen now.” If there’s any immediate light on Bellosguardo’s horizon, it’s that the foundation is set to receive $4.5 million in cash as part of the final transfer of Clark’s assets. A public announcement is expected in the coming weeks. How that money will be spent remains an open question, and the clock is ticking. The monthly bills and upkeep of the 23-acre plot, including the workers’ salaries, cost approximately $40,000. And now that the nonprofit owns the land, it will need to start paying property taxes — one percent of its assessed value—until it secures an exemption. “They need to get this figured out sooner rather than later,” said one observer, who also worried that without Douglas and his long experience in preserving the property, the home will slip deeper into disrepair. All is not lost, said another interested party directly involved in the nonprofit during its early days. But major changes in leadership are necessary if the Bellosguardo Foundation is to successfully carry out Clark’s will: “Something big needs to happen to help this organization recover from the sins of its past. n And it needs to happen fast.”
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The Recovery Project S.B. The Recovery Free Store is operating and serving those affected by the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides. There is new and gently used family clothing and footwear. The Organic Soup Kitchen will be serving wholesome, organic soup all month. This safe, warm, welcoming space is a completely volunteer-run shop to bring a little joy and nourishment to the community. Open daily 11am-7pm through March 31. Montecito Country Mart, 1016 Village Rd., Montecito. Free. Call (928) 380-3088.
Remarkable Women of California, which highlights the talented and provocative women of the Golden State. Using historical references, personal interviews, and her own memories, she has crafted 82 vivid biographies that give a distinct social history of the women’s movement and the growth of California. 11am-noon. S.B. Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St. Free-$5. Call 966-1601. sbhistorical.org
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talent of area dance professionals. Fri.: 7:30pm; Sat.: 2 and 7:30pm. New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $15-$50. Call 965-5400. Read more on p. 49.
etcsb.org/rental-shows 3/23-3/25: NatureTrack Film Festival This three-day event with the mission of “Igniting Passion for Nature Through Film” will excite, energize, and deepen your connection to the outdoors through the power of more than 50 films from over 20 countries in categories of Adventure, Conservation, Kids Connecting to Nature, Student, and Outdoor & Out of Bounds. There will be an opening and closing reception, meet and greets, and a winemaker dinner. Visit the website for a full schedule and pricing. Various locations, Los Olivos. Call 886-2047.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Fri.: 7:30pm; Sat.: 2pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $25-$60. Call 963-0761.
SATURDAY 3/24 3/24: Women’s Self Defense Seminar All levels of experience are welcome to learn about personal space and assertive responses to possible threats and how to recognize them. Find out how to react quickly and aggressively when needed to defend your life or that of a loved one and learn to fight from positions of disadvantage as you strengthen the body and mind at this cardio workout and reality-based training. You can reserve your spot online and in the studio. 11:30am-1pm. S.B. Krav Maga Family Self Defense Ctr., 325 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. $20. Call 280-9101.
3/24: Sophisticated Ladies This sixth-annual benefit for the Center for Successful Aging (CSA) will feature Ike Jenkins and his 20-piece Big Band
5/19: Katy Perry Katy Perry will return to her hometown for a special concert titled Witness: Coming Home – A Benefit for the Community: Our Neighbors, Our Heroes and benefiting the S.B. Foundation, 93108 Fund, Cold Spring School, and 805UndocuFund to assist those impacted by the Thomas Fire and mudslides. 7pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $64.50-$204.50. Call 962-7411.
composed of highly talented, professional, regional musicians, who will play brassy, jazzy, nostalgic music from the era of Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller. The CSA will also be honoring the women of the Assistance League of S.B. for their 70 years of community service. 2-3:30pm. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $10-$100. Call 898-8080. csasb.org/events.aspx
3/24: Jacques McKaba: The S.B. Music Talent Industry Enjoy a discussion
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Speaking of Stories Presents Nothing but Laughs: A Tribute to Jay Thomas This season will begin with
a collection of humorous stories that were performed by one of Speaking of Stories’ favorites, Jay Thomas, who succumbed to cancer last year. Join performers Devin Scott, Rudy Willrich, and Dan Gunther after the show for complimentary cookies and milk. Sun.: 2pm; Mon.: 7:30pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $18-$28. Call 963-0408. centerstagetheater.org Luther King Jr. Wing, Eastside Library, 1102 E. Montecito St. Free. Rated PG-13. Call 9633727. sbplibrary.org
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3/24: Saturday Movies: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle When four teenagers in detention discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting and the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t play the game—the game plays you. Noon-2pm. Martin
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3/23: The Decemberists Be one of the first to hear The Decemberists perform songs from their eighth studio album, I’ll Be Your Girl Girl, which was just released on March 16, on the second stop of their Your Girl/Your Ghost 2018 World Tour. This indie-rock band from Portland will share their new creative path, which embraces influences such as Roxy Music and New Order. American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eleanor Friedberger, one half of the duo The Fiery Furnaces, will open the show. 8pm. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $40-$49. Call 963-4408. Read more on p. 50. thearlingtontheatre.com 3/23: Hedflux, D.J. MacIntyre Hedflux is the psychedelic music project of deejay/producer/sound “psyentist” Steve Young. Combining the rhythmic elements of breaks and techno with the sonic geometries of psytrance, Hedflux has become synonymous with the styles known as “psybreaks” or “psychedelic tech-funk”. He’ll be joined by top deejays in the area, including DJ MacIntyre, Niko, Luna Jay, GibSun, and Subflex. 7:30pm. M8RX Nightclub & Lounge, 409 State St. $10-$20. Ages 21+.
3/24: Westmont Spring Sing: Four Score and Seven Years Ago Westmont students from each residence hall have produced Broadway-style skits and will compete for prizes and bragging rights. Through song, dance, and an occasional faculty/staff guest appearance, performers will convey this year’s theme of Four Score and Seven Years Ago. 6:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $11-$36.50.
3/23: Bonnie Raitt, Jon Cleary
3/24: Wooden Hall Concerts: Justin King This
Don’t miss your chance to see this blues queen take the stage and play her electric slide guitar and sing hits from more than four decades, including “Something to Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” with that sultry and ferocious powerhouse voice. Accomplished keyboardist, guitarist, and deeply soulful vocalist Jon Clearly will open this unforgettable night of music. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $75-$105. Ages 21+. Call 686-3805.
3/24: Carlene Carter, Joe Breen As the daughter of country music legends June Carter Cash and Carl Smith, granddaughter of “Mother” Maybelle Carter of the original and historic Carter Family, and stepdaughter to Johnny Cash, Carlene Carter will bring her deep roots in Southern country music with songs about spirituality, unrequited and forsaken love, and her truth. Her husband, singer Joe Breen, will also perform. The songto-table option will include a sit-down intimate dinner and a glass of wine before the show. 7:30pm. Standing Sun Wines, 92 Second St., Ste. D, Buellton. Standing: $30; seated: $35; song-to-table: $95. Call 691-9413.
will be the only 2018 appearance for Oregon-born Justin King, who is best known for his 2001 album, Le Bleu, and whose finger-style acoustic guitar music was inspired by Will Ackerman and other Windham Hill guitarists. He has toured as a solo opening act for the likes of James Taylor, B.B. King, and Al Green. 7:30pm. Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St. $20. sbama.org
3/25: The Avett Brothers If you know this band, you are already going. If you don’t, then get to know them because there will be something for everyone, from songs such as their foot-stompin’“Ain’t No Man” from 2016’s True Sadness to their folk-infused, banjo-picked love songs, such as “January Wedding” from 2009’s I and Love and You. 7pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $34.50-$64.50. Call 962-7411. Read more on p. 49. sbbowl.com
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unique, creepy, or sweet bug with reuse materials and assistance from artist Carlos Bardales. 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.
with Special Guest Jon Cleary 3/25: Exhibit Opening: The Loyal League: Images from Japan’s Enduring Tale of Samurai Honor and Revenge Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection and supplemented with private loans, this exhibition examines the wide-ranging pictorial representations of the drama Chūshingura in ukiyo (floating-world) woodblock prints, illustrated books, and paintings from the late 18th century to the 19th century. Images range from stage-like representations to landscape prints with incidental but identifiable figures and from theatrical poses to bust portraits, glorifying individual heroes or actors. The exhibit shows through June 10. Ridley-Tree Gallery, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free- $5. Call 963-4364. sbma.net
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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
for S.B. to be at the end of the Southern California Edison power delivery line, especially with disastrous events occurring due to climate change. This meeting and presentation with will have keynote speaker Sigrid Wright (CEO/executive director of the Community Environmental Council) with presentations by James Dehlsen (Chair of Ecomerit Technologies) and Catherine Von Burg (CEO and President of SimpliPhi Power) to discuss the topic “Protecting Ourselves, Protecting Community, Protecting the World.” There will be a members-only reception following the meeting. 3-5pm. Impact Hub Chapala Ctr., 1221 Chapala St. Free. RSVP to info@ sustainablechangealliance.org.
3/27: Sustainable Change Alliance: Energy and the Environment Find out what it means
ongoing: Ray Cirerol: Blessed Is the Fruit The Members Only Barber Shop (a k a MOBS) recently relocated, and owner and tonsorial artist Henry Franco has transformed his space into a classic barber shop with a creative space to showcase area artists. Ray Cirerol’s mixed-media show features a perspective of the Mexican-American family lifestyle while also playfully depicting everyday images. Each piece includes a hand-constructed frame made from common items such as craft sticks, toothpicks, wooden match sticks, bamboo skewers, string, thread, burlap, linen, or canvas. The exhibit shows through May 31. Members Only Barber Shop, 2005 State St. Free. Call 965-1845.
3/28: Chess Club Join this friendly chess competition as part of the library’s spring break programming. 2:30-3:30pm. Island Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5606.
3/28: Michael Katz Storyteller Michael Katz tells stories that can be dramatic, funny, or wondrous and that are always compelling for both children and adults. Bring the kids and listen to him weave together both the comic and the heartfelt using his own highly energetic, animated, interactive style of storytelling. 3:30-4:30pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5639. sbplibrary.org
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SHOWS on TAP 3/22: Bobcat Room DJ Darla Bea. 9:30pm. Free-$5. Ages 21+. 11 W. Ortega St. tinyurl.com/DJDBeaBobcatRoom 3/22-3/24: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. Fri.: Tony Ybarra. Sat.: Bryan Titus Trio. Sun.: Brandon Birdsong Trio. 6-8pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com 3/22, 3/24: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair. 6:308:30pm. Sat.: Awesome Sauce. 9-11:30pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com 3/22-3/24: Maverick Saloon Thu.: Wheeler Walker Jr., Chris Gelbuda. 7-11:30pm. $30-$35. Fri.: Dusty Jugz. 8-11pm. Free-$5 (after 8pm). Sat.: Pull the Trigger Band. 8pm. Free-$5 (after 8pm). 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Ages 21+. Call 686-4785. themavsaloon.com 3/22-3/25, 3/27-3/28: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: Ruben Lee Dalton Band. 8pm. $15. Ages 21+. Fri.: Alastair Greene Band 20th Anniversary Show and Live Recording. 8:30pm. $10. Sat.: No Simple Highway: Celebrating the Music of the Grateful Dead. 9pm. $10-$13. Ages 21+. Sun.: Durand Jones & The Indications, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Last Resort Forever DJs. 8pm. $16. Ages 21+. Read more on p. 51. Tue.: Valarie Mulberry, Cheyenne Skye, Lynn Houston. 7pm. $8. Wed.: Mendeleyev Allan-Blitz, Sio Tepper, Kismit. 7pm. $10. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com 3/23-3/25: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Sean Wiggins. 6-9pm. Sat.: Will Breman; 1-4pm. Back Pocket; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Bryan Titus Trio; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. 3/23-3/24: Eos Lounge Fri.: House and Techno B2B: Jonah Vii, Kaysin, Comrad, Don Parmesan. 9pm. Free-$5. Sat.: Marques Wyatt, Ramin, Dink, Hylas,
Spliff Politics, This n That, X and Z. 2pm-2am. $10. 500 Anacapa St. Ages 21+. Call 564-2410. eoslounge.com
3/23-3/24: M.Special Brewing Co. Fri.: King Zero. Sat.: The Revelators. 7-9pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Ages 21+. Call 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com
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3/23-3/24: Uptown Lounge Fri.: Haret & Soul. Sat.: Thunder Rose. 8:3011:30pm. 3126 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 845-8800. www.sbuptownlounge.com
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3/23-3/24, 3/27-3/28: Velvet Jones Fri.: Noche de Bandas y Norteño. 10pm. $5. Ages 21+. Sat.: Dev, Freddy; 8pm; $12; ages 18+. Noche de Bandas y Norteño; 10pm; $5; ages 21+. Tue.: Dumbfoundead. 9pm. $18-$65. Ages 18+. Wed.: Declan McKenna, Chappell Roan. 8pm. $15. 423 State St. Call 965-8676. velvet-jones.com 3/24: La Cumbre Plaza The Piano Boys. Noon-3pm. 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. Call 687-6458. shoplacumbre.com/Events
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3/24: Yellow Belly Poppin’ Honeys. 7-9pm. 2611 De la Vina St. Free. Call 770-5694. yellowbellytap.com
3/24-3/25, 3/28: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Sat.: Jim Rankin. 5:30-8:30pm. Sun.: Benny. 2-5pm. Wed.: Kylie Butler. 5:30-8:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200.
3/24: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 962-4660. sbjamesjoyce.com
3/23: Greater Good Fri.: Grace Fellows, Bonnie Boy, The Hand Me Down Band. 7-10pm. 145 W. El Roblar Dr., Ojai. Free. greatergoodsojai.org/calendar
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continue serving their current students, even as they pack up their West Cota Street center and turn it over to some young entrepreneurs who plan to turn the graceful Victorian into a bed-and-breakfast. After their return to town, who knows? They have been asked to mentor classroom teachers, work privately from home, and even teach their methods to aspiring educators. Whatever they decide, their wealth of knowledge and generous spirits will surely be put to good use. “I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do,” said Deidre with a smile. “Education has been my life.” —Cheri Rae
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ane Gore isn’t everywhere. It just seems that way. One of the last remaining pedicab drivers in Santa Barbara, Gore can frequently be seen pedaling her custom cab up and down State Street, a smiling flurry of long-limbed, blond-haired kinetic energy. What she sells is one part transportation, two parts adventure. Gore pedals a black seven-speed rig that comes with a padded seat big enough to carry five, a protective canopy, and its own battery-powered music system. If it’s chilly, she has blankets. Helping Gore out is an electric motor without which she couldn’t hope to get the 900 pounds—passengers and machine—up the State Street underpass. “Why kill my knees? Why kill myself at all?” she asks. “And with pedal assist, I
Fond Farewell to Dubin Learning Center arry and Deidre Dubin, who have operated the Dubin Learning Center in downtown Santa Barbara since 1979, are closing up shop at the end of March. After all these years of providing expert educational instruction for the community’s children, they’re ready to retire, travel, and take some well-deserved time off. The couple met while working at the famed Frostig Center in Los Angeles, a leading institution in developing awareness and expertise around educational approaches for students with learning differences. Back then, Deidre was a young psychologist from Australia and Barry a Master Teacher; they fell in love, traveled the world, and eventually settled in Santa Barbara, where they served generations of students and families in a variety of ways: Dyslexic students have learned to read, write, spell, and do math; students with processing issues have acquired executive function skills; and students aspiring to college have prepared for the demands of standardized testing and university-level work. Last October, as part of their observation of Dyslexia Awareness Month, the County Board of Supervisors recognized the Dubins’ work. Teachers, tutors, parents, and students attended to express their gratitude for a couple that has quietly and effectively provided an educational lifeline for so many Santa Barbarans. Before they leave for an adventure-packed trip to the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam, the Dubins will
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can talk to people instead of huff huffing and puffing.” Gore used to drive for Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours as a tour guide. But the all-day excursions didn’t mesh with her day job at Trader Joe’s, where she’s worked 15 years. “I was looking for something shorter; it was either pedicabs or driving Uber.” She started out with Santa Barbara Pedicab four years ago, but when rents doubled for its Funk Zone storage yard, the company shut down. Gore and two other drivers opted to stay in the game. On a good weekend, Gore said she can make $400. “And sometimes I can make zero.” Her bread and butter is the S.B. Bowl, getting concertgoers to and from the show. She works the cruise-ship circuit, as well, and downtown and the Funk Zone on weekends. Late crowds she’s learned to avoid. “I don’t do drunk kids at night,” she said, and she has the stories to back it up. This April, when Amtrak starts providing earlymorning commuter rail service from Ventura, Gore expects her Ride with Jane service will help make the proverbial “last mile” for commuters to and from their jobs a bit easier. A onetime fitness instructor, Gore likes the exercise and independence the gig provides. “I know all the homeless people, I know the merchants, and I know the police,” she said. “I just like being part of the pulse.” — Nick Welsh
Montecito Biz Owners Making Tough Choices
hile the loss of life and property understandably remains the prevailing topic of conversation in the months after the Thomas Fire and Montecito debris flow, few fully understand the severity of the circumstances small-business owners continue to face. Jennifer Stierwalt sold her Blanka Boutique, a popular women’s clothing store on Coast Village Road, on March 1 after an estimated $100,000 loss of income during the holiday season forced her to choose between completely closing her doors or having someone else take over her business. She described with frustration her previous efforts to find financial assistance. “I’ve done it all,” she said. “I’ve been to every meeting that the city held. I’ve Jennifer Stierwalt been to Impact Hub to learn how to get better insurance help. I’ve been to the center at Calvary Chapel. I applied for FEMA assistance, and I applied to [the Small Business Administration]. I didn’t get help from FEMA, and I didn’t get help from [the Small Business Administration].” Stierwalt resorted to the private crowdfunding site GoFundMe to keep her doors open, which she calls a “humbling” experience. She raised nearly $11,000, enabling her to pay her rent, staff, and some merchandise costs. Compared to many of the other business owners along Coast Village Road, Stierwalt considers herself fortunate. Others have been forced to lay off their entire staffs. To make matters worse, some continue to pay rent until they can secure subleases, and people willing to sign leases in Montecito are hardly plentiful at the moment. Stierwalt resents the misconception that because Montecito is such an affluent community, its business owners are not struggling. “People think that if you own a business in Montecito that you’re just a rich snob,” she said. “But we’re not. We’re a service. We serve this highend community, but we work our asses off to make it great.” Blanka will host a Transformation Celebration on April 14 to mark the new ownership. Stierwalt will stay on as a buyer for the store, which will join Kannyn January’s line of Ambiance boutiques, with locations in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. “It’s an awesome story of women helping women,” Stierwalt said of the new business relationship. “Kannyn is coming in and not putting me out of a job. Instead, she’s offering me a job. I’m going to be doing what I love and still be able to be a part of the community.” — Gillian Baldwin
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veryone who’s been to high school knows it: Jocks top the student hierarchy. They earn the yearbook’s Most Popular designations and dictate, by their mere arrival, where the coolest after-prom parties are. But when a group of outspoken, articulate, enraged students galvanized the nation after last month’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, it wasn’t a pack of athletes. It was a ragtag troupe of theater kids. That’s right: drama nerds. Who typically hover hierarchically down around stoner, delinquent, brainiac, and band geek. There’s Emma González with her shaved head and brave, tearful speech. There’s Cameron Kasky, who called Sen. Marco Rubio to the carpet at a town hall. They and the others who ignited the #NeverAgain movement and helped lead the National School Walkout and upcoming March for Our Lives all know each other from theater class! Conspiracy theorists were so surprised to see such poised and camera-ready teens that they accused them of being paid actors or media plants — to which Kasky replied, email: firstname.lastname@example.org “If you had seen me in our school’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, you would know that nobody would pay me to act for anything.” Guess who’s not surprised to learn these kids are drama nerds: Other drama nerds. Like me. I spent hundreds of high school hours doing theater with other quirky, overloud misfits who ached for big feelings. When our muscly peers sprinted to the track, baseball field, and tennis courts, we bounded for the theater — a cavernous black box that could be configured any which way (proscenium, thrust, in the round) and transformed into any which place and time (turn-o’-the-century Grover’s Corners; Salem witch trials; 1930s Edinburgh). You learn different things in drama class than you do in other extracurriculars. Where student athletes are told to “shake it off,” student actors are asked to dig deep into their emotions and summon those suckers up to the surface for a howdy. “It elevated my emotional thinking beyond what was just a typical teen suburban existence,” says my friend and former classmate David Cobb. “I was a theater kid for the family, the community, the freedom, the drama, the empowerment, the discipline, the structure, the vision, the inside jokes, the mentorship, the dating scene, the literature, the history,” says our fellow drama clubber Arcadia Conrad. (But she lies; the dating was dire.) “It helped me with some concrete skills that I use every day for my work life,” adds another of our gang, Bridget Kelley-Lossada: “Presentation and public speaking, knowing how to play to your audience, improvising in problem-solving, team work, and creative thinking.” I stopped by a rehearsal last week for Dos Pueblos High School’s upcoming production of Newsies. Based on a true story, the Disney musical follows a group of 1900s newsboys and, in this version, girls who go on strike when Hearst and Pulitzer raise the price of papers. I asked the two dozen performers if the stereotypes about drama nerds remain the same today. Yep. “They say we’re weird,” they told me, “we’re intense, we’re all gay.” And how accurate are those? I asked. “Spot on,” someone shot back with precise comic timing. They said the process of “making bold choices onstage” helps you find your voice and that the theater is a safe space where they feel accepted for who they are, where differences are celebrated — a place devoid of those invisible walls that make them feel unwelcome in parts of the real world. A boy named Wyatt said inhabiting characters has “taught me how to see the world through other people’s eyes.” Is it any wonder, then, that the thespians of Stoneman Douglas High had the confidence, compassion, and creativity to lead a revolution? If politics is theater, well, much of theater is political, too. The cast of Newsies is navigating the script’s themes of gender equality, media control, and banding together to fight powerful forces. “There’s a line in the play: ‘The game is changing,’ ” said a boy named Ben. “Here it’s talking about women’s rights — but it could be anything at any time in history. “There’s always somebody to fight for.”
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GAUCHO BASEBALL STRUGGLING
DIVINE MADNESS: Of all the commentaries and
sound bites I heard during the opening two rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, my favorite was the pre-game prayer offered by Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, the 98-year-old nun who is LoyolaChicago’s team chaplain. “Oh, good and gracious God,” she said, “we have come here to beat Miami.” It was a refreshing approach. Sister Jean might welcome God’s presence as a fan, but she put the responsibility on the Ramblers to go out and win. Not only did they upset Miami, they also stunned Tennessee to reach the Sweet 16. It makes me cringe slightly whenever I hear a player give all the credit to the Lord following a victory. Does God really take sides in a game? A New Yorker cartoon a few years ago exposed the problem with that expression of faith. A football player stands in front of a TV interviewer and says: “First, I’d like to blame the Lord for causing us to lose today.”
MARKSMEN AND WOMEN: Paul Westphal, who played and coached
basketball at a high level in college and the NBA, gave an entertaining talk last week at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s Prelude to March Madness. As a coach of the Phoenix Suns, he had stories to tell about Charles Barkley that were laced with fondness. Barkley once told him, “Coach, I can play defense; I just don’t.” Westphal also remembered these words from his predecessor, Cotton Fitzsimmons: “You can never have enough shooters.” Just ask Virginia. The top-seeded Cavaliers relied heavily on their defensive philosophy, but when they ran into a hot-shooting UMBC team, they did not have any shooters of their own to bail them out. Defense carried Westmont College THROWING STRIKES: Shea Barry bears down on the mound against Sacramento State. into the NAIA women’s tournament, The UCSB sophomore pitched two perfect innings in relief, striking out four of the six batters but the Warriors also made shots he faced. when they needed them. Most notably, against Loyola of Louisiana in the second round, point guard Lauren Tsuneishi made all seven of her shots, including six-for-six from threepoint range, in a 77-65 Westmont victory.
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EXODUS: Coach Bonnie Henrickson said there was
“no drama, no dysfunction” that led to four players deciding to transfer out of the UCSB women’s basketball program last week. Each of the four — first-year players Sarah Bates and Nina Radford and juniors Sarah Porter and Akilah Jennings — had her individual reason for leaving, Henrickson said. “The perception is the number — ‘Oh, my gosh, it’s four’ — but the reality is they are separate,” she said. “In our business, it’s not much of a surprise.” UCSB has received its share of transfers from other schools. But Henrickson would rather not lose those players, especially Bates, a peppery guard who made the All-Big West freshman team. Henrickson came to UCSB from Kansas three years ago when the Gaucho women were coming off a twowin season. She got them to 16-16 last year, but they dipped to 12-17 this season. She’s out recruiting this week, and she said all the other returning players and the four incoming recruits have assured her they’re committed to the program. SURFER WOMAN: Santa Barbara’s Lakey Peterson
was a model surfer girl. But now she’s all grown-up and, at 23, has charged to the top of the professional ranks. Peterson claimed her first victory on the Women’s Championship Tour last week, outscoring Australia’s Keely Andrew in the final of the Roxy Pro event at Kirra Point, Australia. RUGGERS YOUNG AND OLD: The Santa Barbara Grunion Rugby Club celebrates its 40th anniversary
Saturday, March 24, with a 1:30 p.m. game against the Fossils, an old-timers’ club, at Elings Park. The Santa Barbara Stingrays youth rugby teams will play several preliminary games starting at 9 a.m., and their under-19 side will take on San Luis Obispo at 3:30 p.m.
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ince their exhilarating romp in the NCAA’s Big Dance Around the Bases two years ago, the UCSB Gauchos have not been favored by the baseball gods. Injuries to key players, compounded by the breaks of the game, have pushed their winning percentage under .500. A week before they open their 2018 Big West Conference schedule with a three-game series against Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 29-31), the Gauchos are 6-11-1. Their pitching and defense were superb last Sunday, but in a 2-0 loss to visiting Sacramento State, their bats were silent. Well, not exactly silent, as they hit some loud outs. “That’s baseball,” said junior Sam Cohen, whose screaming liner in the ninth inning collided with the center fielder’s glove. As a first-year, Cohen launched a walk-off grand slam in the 2016 NCAA Regionals at Louisville. It may not rank with UMBC-beats-Virginia in basketball, but it was extremely high on the shocker scale. There is only one way for the Gauchos to return to the NCAA tournament this year. “We’ve got to win the conference,” Coach Andrew Checketts said. “We haven’t played well enough to get an at-large bid.” Pitching depth is a major concern since injuries put two of UCSB’s best prospects, Noah Davis and Chris Clements, on the shelf. Checketts gave Steve Ledesma his first start on Sunday, and the senior righthander shut out the Hornets for six innings. A two-run homer off relief pitcher Alex Patterson in the seventh was the difference in the game. Shea Barry retired all six batters he faced in the last two innings. Sacramento State right-hander Austin Root kept the Gauchos off balance, and Tommy Jew’s single in the seventh inning was UCSB’s only hit. It was a famine after a Gaucho feast four days earlier, when Jew, Cohen, and Armani Smith hit back-to-back-to-back homers in a 15-5 victory over Dartmouth. This week finds the Gauchos cramming for their winter quarter final exams, and then they’ll be cramming on the diamond with four games to prepare for the Big West: a home series against San Jose State this weekend and a game at Pepperdine next Tuesday.
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“Having a niche product, we were able to set our pricing and get a better return,” said Overgaag. “Then the market acceptance grew with that. Consumers appreciate how fresh it is. We like to say that you’re harvesting it yourself at home because it’s still a living plant. It could just as well be in your garden, pulling leaves off of a lettuce plant.”
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ational Tamale Day was first celebrated on March 23, 2015.
Santa Barbara native Richard Lambert, who’s well known for his tamale-making classes and his Tamales-To-Go business, was integral in the holiday’s creation. Here’s how that happened.
Why create National Tamale Day? One day in 2014, I Googled
“National Tamale Day” to discover there wasn’t one. I couldn’t believe it! More than 1,200 foods have How the S.B. Native own day, even Got March 23 Designated their moldy cheese on Octoas National Tamale Day ber 9, yet no tamale day existed. That’s what got BY DUSK DONAHUE the ball rolling for me to create a day for everyone to enjoy the wonderfulness of tamales. The recognition of National Tamale Day also seems to be coinciding with growing public interest. Festivals, special events, and tamale eating contests are popping up everywhere. We list more than 40 festivals and special events across the country that are devoted to tamales. Seven of them were established in the last year alone. Even Oslo, Norway, held their first tamale festival last year. Was it hard to create? Well, the process itself was patience straining. The official book of special days is Chase’s Calendar of Events, and that’s where you want to be listed. It’s a reference book published annually since 1957, listing more than 12,000 holidays, festivals, famous birthdays, and food days. The publisher of Chase’s was changing the year I submitted our application, so it took several months just to find out how and where to apply. Rowman & Littlefield is the current publisher, and I believe things are running more smoothly now. In any case, we were elated the day they notified us that our application was approved. Many are declined. As part of the process, you are required to make a case for your food deserving a special day. I guess the publishers are tamale fans like us.
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that sits along Highway 101 on the north end of Carpinteria, the whole life cycle of lettuce is marching forward, minute by minute. It starts as a seed, coated in a protective protein that helps with germination, and drops into a cell of peat moss, purchased by the truckload from Canada. It’s watered and then moves methodically through acres of greenhouse, the sights shifting from brown squares to bright green sprigs, the rom the outside, Pete’s Living Greens’ 17 acres aromas from rich soil to young vegetation. As the of white and gray greenhouses in Carpinteria don’t look much different than the rest of their lettuce roots grow, they soak directly in flowing neighbors, some still growing cut flowers, many water, sucking up nutrients as needed. Within a few weeks, when the heads are large, now growing cannabis. The company also runs leafy, and ready to eat, the butter lettuce, water- a greenhouse complex in Oxnard, where about cress, and other species are half of the 150 employees work, loaded intact, roots and all, focused on organic offerings. into plastic clam shells. They’re These employees, in fact, then shipped to grocery stores actually own the company, throughout the United States, as Overgaag recently moved where you’ll find them for sale as toward an employment stock Pete’s Living Greens, though also ownership plan, or ESOP. That under other proprietary labels. gave his employees equity This is the ever-innovating but also provided an ability to raise capital to invest further in vision of Peter Overgaag, a operations. third-generation greenhouse Along with rolling trays of grower whose parents came green-leafed tables as far as the from Holland to start growing cut flowers in Carpinteria eye can see, the system relies Pete’s Living Greens in the 1960s. Founded in 1970, on hydroponics, in which an their Hollandia Produce brand Builds a Hydroponic Empire endless flow of water is recircuthrough the greenhouses, thrived into his parents’ generaof Healthy Leaves Under lated tion. By the mid-1980s, Overcleaned up and amended in a Acres of Greenhouse gaag was experimenting with gurgling pump room. It seems new crops such as tomatoes and space age, but it’s nothing new. BY MATT KETTMANN cucumbers. But like flowers, “It’s more modern in that it’s those were commodity crops, more widespread now, but there the price set by others, the competition fierce. have been people dabbling in it for over 100 years,” They eventually tried lettuce and developed a said Overgaag, who added that even the Romans niche for “living” crops, grown hydroponically had troughs with plants growing in water. “We’re and sold with the roots on, the plants still essen- able to quickly give the plants exactly what they tially alive. About 10 years ago, they shifted entirely need, all of the various elements like iron, calcium, to lettuce and cress species, and last year, they and potassium. The plants are able to take them up rebranded the company as Pete’s Living Greens. very easily, whereas in the soil, those roots could You can find them in many grocery stores around be all over the place, but the elements they need the country, from Vons to Whole Foods, as well as aren’t there.” restaurants such as Via Vai in Montecito’s Upper It’s also an all-season operation, whether it’s Village, where people always rave about the butter rainy, windy, hot, cold, or, as recently experienced lettuce salad. during the Thomas Fire, smoky and ashy. “We
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Why March 23? Sometimes I’m asked why March 23 is the day we picked for National Tamale Day. Two reasons, really. First, the frenzy of year-end holiday tamale eating dissipates by springtime. Of course, we feel tamales should be enjoyed all year, so March is a good month to revive public interest. Secondly, the 23rd was chosen because of the light competition. Virtually every day of the year has more than one food that’s recognized. Our competition on March 23 is Melba toast. Now let’s say you walk into a restaurant to order something, and you’re given a choice of Melba toast n or tamales. Which would you order?
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Bowling & Beyond in Goleta is having a “Grand Re-opening” April 4-8 to celebrate their new renovations. Here’s the schedule:
Thursday, 4/5: Throwback pricing in the bar/restaurant. DJ Hectic performing 9 p.m.-midnight. Friday, 4/6: Rollback pricing in the bowling center, $2 games (shoes included) 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., free shoes all day, $20/hour per lane 5 p.m.-8 p.m., $30/hour per lane 8 p.m. to close, Elements 9 p.m.-midnight. Saturday, 4/7: Prize giveaways every hour noon-9 p.m. (raffle), $25 gift cards, cheap hot dogs, and a TV as the grand prize to be announced on Sunday. Sunday, 4/8: Red Pin Bowling with Prizes. EASTER BRUNCH AT LOQUITA: Loquita at 202 State
Street is celebrating Easter with a San Sebastian– style brunch by Chef Peter Lee on Sunday, April 1. Inspired by Spain’s resort town on the Bay of Biscay, the brunch re-creates the beachside environment with a bountiful buffet of more than 15 dishes, including all-you-can-eat tapas and signature paella served with bottomless fresh-fruit mimosas and sangria. Among the many options are Chef Lee’s Tortilla Española with Potato, Onion, Saffron Aioli & Spinach; Little Gem Ensalada with Lemon Vinaigrette, Pickled Red Onion, Radish & Fine Herbs; fresh-baked Helena Avenue Bakery Pastries; Butifarra Paella with Jamón Sof Soffrito, Gigante Beans, Maitake Mushroom & Mustard Aioli; and Verduras Paella with Artichoke, Piquillo Pepper, Swiss Chard, Royal King Trumpet & Herb Aioli. For dessert, finish with Torrijas, the traditional Spanish Easter dessert—Spanish French Toast with Cara Cara Orange & Crema Catalana. Options for kids include Grilled Cheese, Chicken Tenders, and Torrijas for dessert.
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EARTH DAY Nature Track Film Festival FRIDAY, MARCH 23 TO SUNDAY, MARCH 25
LOS OLIVOS Get in tune with the world around you with the inaugural year of this festival showcasing over 50 nature-focused films from around the world. Sponsored by CEC. Tickets at naturetrackfilmfestival.org
Draughtsmen Aleworks April Karma Tap & Eco Trivia Night MONTH OF APRIL - KARMA TAP TUESDAY, APRIL 10 - ECO TRIVIA NIGHT
DRAUGHTSMEN ALEWORKS, GOLETA For the entire month of April, $1 of every Karma Tap pour benefits CEC’s Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival. On April 10 from 6-8PM, come show your green trivia chops with a rollicking night of friendly competition and tasty beer.
WHAT HAPPENED, AND WHAT NOW?
FRIDAY, APRIL 13 & SATURDAY, APRIL 14 8:00 PM - 10:30PM
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY COURTHOUSE Enjoy a free, immersive video installation projected outdoors on the arches and walls of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Produced by environmental steward Lamara Heartwell to evoke the tangled web of humanity, sea life and pollutants. Sponsored by CEC.
A discussion on the economic, business, and fiscal impacts of the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 | LOBERO THEATRE
OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
Earth Day Festival
NO TICKET OR RSVP REQUIRED
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 11:00AM - 8:00PM SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 11:00AM - 6:00PM
ALAMEDA PARK CEC’s annual Earth Day celebration is just around the corner. Two days of live music with 200+ earthfriendly exhibitors will provide opportunities for the community to gather, share stories, and work toward building a climate-resilient future.
3:30 - 5:30 PM Seating is limited, so arrive early
PETER RUPERT, PH.D.
California Insurance Commissioner
Executive Director, UCSB Economic Forecast Project
NINA JOHNSON Senior Assistant to the City Administrator, City of Santa Barbara
Drought, Fire and Flood: Climate Change and Our New Normal
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 6:30PM
MARJORIE LUKE THEATRE Hear about the impacts and future of shared, autonomous and electric vehicles. $10 general/$7 students and seniors. Tickets at Bit.ly/CEC3Revolutions
GRANADA THEATRE This free town hall event is being presented in association with the Community Environmental Council, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the Santa Barbara Foundation, the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (Granada Theatre) and UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Stay tuned for more details.
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M O D E R AT O R S
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 7:00PM
3 Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future with renowned author Daniel Sperling
For more information, call Kenneth Freeland at (805) 893-5148
Brassy, Jazzy, Nostalgic Music of the Big Band Era
Marjorie Luke Theatre 2pm Saturday March 24th, 2018 Produced by Rod Lathim TICKETS: www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006
Savor Santa Barbara’s most intriguing and exquisite botanical treasure with a visit to Lotusland, the dramatic 37-acre Montecito estate once owned by the late Madame Ganna Walska. The garden is continually recognized as one of the best in the world. Around every turn of the path there is the unexpected — a visually stunning surprise that is delightful, captivating and uplifting to your spirit. Lotusland is more than a garden — it is a magical, transformative experience that induces joy and serenity.
MEMBERS VISIT FREE In addition to free admission, Lotusland members enjoy the unique privilege to self-guide, sketch, paint, photograph — to explore the garden on their own. Members enjoy an annual appreciation event, a discount at our Garden Shop and online store, savings at over a dozen nursery and garden specialty stores, a subscription to our Newsletter and much more. Join us in the garden. Your membership is tax deductible.
THE CYCAD GARDEN Ganna Walska sold a large part of her jewelry collection for $1 million to fund construction of the cycad garden. The sale of a jewelry collection by a living owner was unprecedented. The Cycad Garden contains three cycad specimens that are extinct in the wild. They exist and are protected only in a very few botanic gardens.
LOT U S L A N D
• The first public garden in the U.S. to go organic. • The Aloe Garden has 170 different varieties of aloes. • Home to over 3,200 different species of plants, from 77 different countries, many of which are rare or endangered. • Named on a “top ten gardens of the world” list nearly every year.
FIELD TRIPS Every 4th grader in Santa Barbara County has the opportunity to visit the garden on a field trip as part of their advanced life science curriculum — all free to the students and the schools.
• The Topiary Garden features a working garden clock with a 25foot diameter. It was the largest in the US when Ganna Walska had it installed. • Applied over 10,000 gallons of compost tea in 2017 to fertilize plants in the collection. • Santa Barbara County limits visitation to 35 cars per day and 40 on weekends and summer. The maximum number of visitors annually is 15,000. Lotusland is a public charity that is 100% funded by the generosity of private donors. Every year we must raise the funds needed to maintain the garden and offer educational programs for local schools. To keep this prized and valuable community resource viable, please consider including Lotusland in your charitable giving. Call 805.969.3767 x104 to learn how you can help.
MADAME GANNA WALSKA
A well-known Polish opera singer and socialite, Madame Ganna Walska purchased the estate in 1941 and spent the next 43 years creating Lotusland. Madame was a woman with a singular spirit, referring to herself as an “enemy of the average.” She was an avid supporter of women’s rights, a generous philanthropist and a seeker of truth and spiritual enlightenment. She purchased the Montecito estate with her sixth husband to create a spiritual sanctuary for the study of yoga and Tibetan Buddhism, and originally named it “Tibetland.” Her inimitable passion and avant-garde style is reflected in the unique and transcendent beauty of Lotusland.
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DA R S H A N
June 1 - July 20
May 12, 2018 1:30 - 4:00pm The perfect treat for someone special in your life! Celebrate Mother’s Day — the Saturday before Mother’s Day— by touring the garden, and enjoying tea and refreshments on our Pavilion Patio. Tours are docent-led, or members may explore the garden on their own. Tickets are $85 for members, $95 for nonmembers and $45 for children ages 3–12. Advance reservations are required.
Photographer Manjari Sharma, born and raised in Mumbai, India, makes work that is rooted in portraiture addressing the issues of identity, multiculturalism and personal mythology. Manjari, who has been recognized, awarded, published and exhibited internationally, will exhibit nine large pieces from her Darshan series of stunning photographically recreated, classical images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses that are pivotal to mythological stories in Hinduism.
July 8, 2018 2:00 - 6:00pm Experience LotusFest! — a marvelous and delicious wine and beer tasting festival in Santa Barbara’s most exquisite setting. Join us for libations, live music and delectable hors d’oeuvres as we celebrate the spectacular flower that is Lotusland’s namesake. Early bird pricing before June 1 is $90 members, $100 nonmembers. Advance reservations are required.
FOR INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS, CALL 805.969.9990
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closed our roofs to keep the ash out, but we had a pretty good environment inside,” said Overgaag. “Everyone was still wearing masks, and we did take off blocks of time when it was not conducive to working, but in general, we kept the wheels turning here.” More typical annoyances include aphid-like bugs and the occasional bird that sneaks in, but neither tend to cause all that much harm if caught quickly. As such, the steadily moving system is a very efficient use of space, using reportedly 85 percent less water and 70 percent less land than traditional farming. And the packaging is 100 percent recyclable. The innovation never stops, from the “bouquets” of three different lettuces in one clam shell to the open-top shipping boxes that use 40 percent less cardboard while being better for cooling. “That’s the kind of thing we’re always working on,” said Overgaag. erator is the pre-washed, bagged stuff. But according to Overgaag, that gets a chlorinated rinse and then is dried out and blasted with nitrogen to stop spoiling. But once the bag is opened, the nitrogen escapes, and the leaves start
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AMERICAN LITTLE KITCHEN 17 W. Ortega St. 770-2299. Lunch, Dinner, Late Night. Healthy modern comfort food at an affordable price! Specialties include Chicken Tikka Masala, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Grilled Vegetables w/ baked goat cheese, The LK Chop Salad, Real Deal Swedish Meatballs, The Grace Burger, and more! Comfortably chic, family-friendly, great beer & ample wine selection. “Great new neighborhood café!” Littlekitchensb.com.
FRENCH PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 State St. #14, 805-966-0222. Open M-F 11:30-3pm (lunch). M-Sat 5pm-Close (dinner). Sun $25.50 four course prix fixe dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Robert Dixon presents classic French comfort food at affordable cost in this cozy gem of a restaurant. Petit Valentien offers a wide array of meat and seafood entrees along with extensive small plates and a wine list specializing in amazing quality at arguably the best price in town. A warm romantic atmosphere makes the perfect date spot. Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended. INDIAN FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682-6561 $$ www. flavorofindiasb.com Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is affordable too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $10.95 M-S dinner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori- Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, curries & vegetarian.Wine & Beer. Take out. VOTED BEST for 20 YEARS! IRISH DARGAN’S IRISH Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. (next to lot 10) SB, 568-0702. $$. Open 7 days 11:30a-Close (Food ‘til 10p, 11p on Sat/Sun). AE MC V Disc. Authentic Irish food & atmosphere in downtown SB. Specialties from Ireland include Seafood & Meat dishes. Informal, relaxed pub-style
ITALIAN FINE DINING ACTOR’S CORNER CAFÉ fine dining restaurant presents: “Cook with Love” the workshop. Each Saturday the workshop starts at 12:00 PM and ends at 4:00 PM. To book your seat please call: 805 686-2409. More information is available at www.actorscornercafe.com MEDITERRANEAN FOXTAIL KITCHEN 14 E. Cota Street, open late night, daily specials, 24 craft beers, great cocktails, American burgers. Try our green falafel and red falafel www.foxtailsb.com. Food till 11 Tue-Thu,12 Fri , Sun. NORTHERN EUROPEAN ANDERSEN’S DANISH Restaurant & Bakery. 1106 State St., 805-962-5085. Open Daily 8am-9pm. Family owned for over 42 years. Northern European Cuisine with California Infusion. Fresh scratch made pasteries & menu’s everyday. Authentic Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners. Happy Hour menu with equisite wines & beers, 3-7pm everyday. High Tea served everyday starting at 2pm. Huge Viking Mimosa’s & Champagne Cocktails. Private Event spaces.
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to turn pretty quickly. On the other hand, Pete’s Living Greens can supposedly stay fresh in the fridge for about 18 days, about three to five times the length of the bagged salads. “The butter lettuce is my favorite,” said Overgaag, who likes it with some walnuts, cranberries, or maybe a diced pear with balsamic dressing. They also sell heads of red butter lettuce; a “living strip” with a range of greens, including endive, escarole, baby romaine, and more; and the increasingly popular cresses, specifically upland cress and watercress. “The cresses are kind of peppery like a radish, so occasionally I’ll have a salad with goat cheese and raspberries and balsamic, but it’s really good on sandwiches too.” He’s also quick to note that watercress scored number one on a nutrient density scale by William Paterson University in 2014, where kale landed at a measly 15. “Everyone is excited about kale,” said Overgaag, “but watercress is super nutritious.” It’s unlikely that this story ends there. Said Overgaag, “I’m always on the lookout for other crops from smaller operations popping up around the country.”
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STEAK RODNEY’S Grill, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard at The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 805-564-4333. Serving 5pm -10pm Tuesday through Saturday. Rodney’s Grill is a fresh American grill experience. Enjoy all natural hormone-free beef, locally-sourced seafood, appetizers, and incredible desserts. The place to enjoy dinner with family and friends by the beach. Private Dining Room for 30. Full cocktail bar with specialty cocktails. Wine cellar with Santa Barbara County & California’s best vintages by-the-glass. VEGAN MEXICAN TACO TUYO offers amazing food that people of all diets will enjoy, whether you are herbivore, omnivore, locavore, or who-cares-ivore. Mexican vegan food is a great way to know, by experience, that vegan isn’t bland, but rather healthful and even crave worthy. Open Tues - Thurs, 5-8pm, Fri 11:30-2pm, 5-8pm. 724 E. Haley, SB. 805.319.3627. Catering Available.
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MARCH 22, 2018
ake the time to peel a few layers / And … When True Sadness came out, somebody you will find / True sadness,” sings Seth asked me at some point, “What does that Avett on the aptly named track “True mean, ‘true sadness’?” … It’s this idea to Sadness,” one of 12 on The Avett Brothers’ me that the human heart, human soul is eponymous 2016 album. It’s a fitting lyric to so complex that we are somehow capable describe the depth of personal introspection of feeling incredible joy and incredible sormined to bring True Sadness to life. Already row at literally the same time. … I guess we known for the raw intimacy of their music, can never really reconcile ourselves to it, but there’s probably a search for meaning the brothers get bluntly (and beautifully) in that. Being able to recognize the to the heart of matters — reflecting joy in the midst of the suffering on such heady subjects as divorce, … that’s what True Sadness tragedy, and hope. means to me. Recorded at producer Rick STOP IN SANTA BARBARA Rubin’s Shangri-La studios in There are some interesting FOR AN EVENING Malibu, the record debuted at musical departures on the number 3 on the Billboard charts, OF SONG album — such as the hints of psyearned two Grammy nominations chedelia on “May It Last.” Can you (Best Americana Album and Best speak to how that came about? The American Roots Performance for “Ain’t No process for True Sadness was a little differMan”), and spawned a critically acclaimed ent than what we were used to. We recorded documentary by Judd Apatow and Mike with Rick Rubin at his studio Shangri-La in Bonfiglio called May It Last: A Portrait of the Malibu. Me, Scott, and Seth, we recorded Avett Brothers. I recently caught up over the all the songs — just three of us — acoustiphone with band member Bob Crawford cally, like very old-school Avett Brothers. (stand-up bass, backing vocals) to talk about Upright bass, banjo, guitar, and vocals. Then True Sadness and May It Last Last. we recorded everything with our band. So
True Sadness is introspective and even kind of melancholic lyrically but also often musically lively. You said a pretty accurate description.
a seven-piece band playing all these songs. Then we took those versions of the songs and … a [sound] guy remixed them. He
How was being filmed? It was weird. … I always kind of feel like if I have a task to do, you can film me all day long. I don’t like being filmed in a meeting. Like that was weird. Other than that, it was fine. They were wonderful people to work with. What they made was beautiful. That’s how I would want my kids to imagine this time of my life. That’s how I would want them to see what I do for a living …. [The filmmakers] treated our family with a lot of respect and care and compassion. The way they told our family story — I really don’t think it could have been any better, from where I stand.
You guys reveal a lot of personal stuff in your music, but it’s quite another thing to expose yourself so completely on the big screen. Well, you know, Scott wanted to do it, so. So basically he called me and said, we’re doing this, okay. … He’s born to be onstage. He’s just real natural like that; it’s not even a show for him. He loves people. He loves to talk to people. He’s very comfortable doing that. The whole time I’ve known him, he’ll talk to everybody— the driver in the car, the man everybody on the street. He just connects with people. How long does a tour usually last? We’ll go out for 20 days. We’ll come home for two weeks. We’ve been on a never-ending tour since 2001, pretty much. We just take off three months over Christmas, and that’s pretty much it. We keep threatening to take a year off because literally …. We have not taken a break in 17 years. Why is that? You build this machine.
Then you’re responsible for people’s livelihoods. And you really can’t stop. … It’s a classic Frankenstein situation — you build the monster that is gonna eat you. —Michelle Drown
The Avett Brothers play Sunday, March 25, 7 p.m., at the S.B. Bowl (1122 N. Milpas St.). Call 962-7411 or see
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JACK JOHNSON & FRIENDS AT T H E S . B . B O W L There was a powerful and much-needed sense of community catharsis on Sunday night at the Santa Barbara Bowl, where hometown hero Jack Johnson, a UCSB grad and part-time Montecito resident, and his many friends played a four-hour concert to raise money for ongoing mudslide recovery efforts. Much like an Isla Vista family reunion in the crowd, the evening began with a tight set from fellow Gaucho alums ALO, followed by a mellow keys-and-lap-guitar show from Ben Harper, who rightfully declared later, Ben Harper “Action is always better than inaction.” Johnson then introduced Montecito man of action Abe Powell, who gave a poignant speech about the Thomas Fire and ensuing flood, remarking that many lost homes, but that others “lost their people.” Then Johnson started with “Times Like These,” imbued with deeper meaning this time, as were songs like “Good People” and “Better Together.” The sing-alongs on hits like “Bubble Toes” and “Girl I Wanna Lay You Down” were more fierce than ever, as was crowd participation in the songs that Kenny Loggins, David Crosby, Harper, and other friends delivered.
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would imagine like techno, or this and that, or dance music, or just remix it. Then we took those remixes … and then we rerecorded them with our live instruments. So we got a blend in some of the songs.
Kenny Loggins, David Crosby, and Jack Johnson
There was lot of love for first responders, the S.B. Bucket Brigade, and everyone else who’s helped throughout the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow — and since all of the tickets sold added to the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised, those of us in the crowd were helping too. And that felt good. — Matt Kettmann
BASSH 2018 Each year, the New Vic stage comes alive when folks from myriad social dance genres perform for the annual BASSH showcase. The event highlights everything from competition ballroom to swing to salsa to hip-hop to tap, all executed by talented hometown hoofers. While there is no official theme, BASSH (sbassh.com) production director Derrick Curtis encourages participants to “think outside the box” for their performances. “We leave it up to the choreographers to use their imagination,” he said. Celebrating its 18th year of production, and the fourth year at the New Vic, the 2018 showcase offers up a diverse group of participants, including works from Santa Barbara Dance Center, The Dance Network, La Boheme Professional Dance Group, Dance Fever, Yes Dance, BellyDance Land, and Airedanse. While entertaining audiences is one of the tenets of BASSH, the showcase also serves to educate the community on the rich array of social dance studios in town. “The show … promotes our local studios by helping them to continue to flourish and provide an important social outlet for people of all ages,” said Curtis. —MD
BASSH performances take place Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 24, 2 and 7:30 p.m., at the New Vic (33 W. Victoria St.). For tickets, call 965-5400 or see newvictheater.com. A portion of BASSH 2018 proceeds will assist in expanding services for the ballroom dance program at La Cumbre Junior High already serving more than 200 students.
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a&e | POP, ROCK & JAZZ PREVIEW
SONG FROM THE NORTHWEST: Portland, Oregon–based band The Decemberists have been enchanting listeners for nearly two decades. Catch them at the Arlington on Friday, March 23.
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ith songs featuring epic, story-like chord progressions and typically demo lyrics set to multi-instrumental them on my own with guitar and voice and orchestrations, Portland, Oregon– send them to the band. Then we get into the based folk group the Decemberists have studio and start working through them, and been enchanting listeners for nearly 20 at that point people offer ideas, and we build years. Their music features a wide variety of from there. That becomes a more collaboraunique instruments, from the accordion to tive process, but the songs themselves pretty the hurdy-gurdy, with many songs centered much stay the same. on historical events and folklore, and the group has a particuEach of your songs has a lar knack for crafting unique subject and feel. How powerful anthems do you go about choosing to sing along to. The what to write about? It just band’s lauded track comes from all different “Down by the Water” places. I feel that in the creative process. I send off its whimsical 2011 album, The King Is my kid to a Waldorf preby Gabriel Tanguay Dead, has been comschool, and they have this pared to the music of Bruce Springsteen and idea of an “out breath” and an “in breath” Neil Young and earned a Grammy nomina- —they take breaks during the day, where activities would be the out breath and the in tion for Best Rock Song. On March 16, the band released its eighth breath would be the quieter times, and I feel studio album, I’ll Be Your Girl; a few days like the creative process is important that prior, I spoke over the phone with frontman way. The out breath is the production, and (and raconteur) Colin Meloy, who provided it’s creative, whereas I think it’s easy to forget insight into the group’s inner workings. the in breath is just as important, and that’s being receptive to ideas, reading books, Listeners have been waiting with great anticipa- watching movies, listening to other people’s tion for I’ll Be Your Girl. Can you describe the genesis music. That’s all really important and invariof the album? Was there any specific inspiration for ably finds its way into songs. this new collection of songs? We didn’t have a prescribed intention going into it or an idea Does your home city serve as source of inspiration? what the shape would be. We’d been playing I think the Pacific Northwest, the environa few of the songs live for the past year and ment, deepens what we make. We feel tied a half, but we ended up scrapping those to the city. I think the city has sort of grown arrangements. When we got into the studio around us, and we’ve been a part of that. and started to work, things changed pretty We’ve all established Portland as our home drastically. We established changes and base, and we love and hate [it], as most obstacles to our normal patterns of work- people do with the cities they live in. ing that would naturally disrupt the process and hopefully create something interesting, What has been a highlight of this 17-year-long like working in a different studio and with a journey? Getting to a point where I was able to meet some of my heroes and weathering different producer. all of the ups and downs that a band might Can you explain the songwriting dynamic of the have together as friends and compatriots is group? Does everyone contribute to the lyrics and its own reward. We have so much history melodies? I write the lyrics, melodies, and together now that it feels indelible.
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Initially, you wanted to be a professional saxophonist and never intended to be the frontman of a soul band. How did you all come together and find the right groove? You’re right. Doing this band was not an ambition by Rebecca Horrigan when I left Louisiana. I moved to Indiana to study saxophone and classical music. I had to work on campus and got a gig with the IU Soul Revue class, coaching the horn section and writing horn charts. That’s where I met Blake Rhein (guitar), who was working sound. He only happened to hear me sing because we were short on male singers at that time, and the director asked me to sing (he knew I sang back in Louisiana). Blake approached me and told me he and his friend Aaron [Frazer] (drums) were writing soul tunes together. They were grooving in their own band, Charlie Patton’s War, for years before I came along—with Kyle Houpt (bass) and Justin Hubler (keys). If you listen to their albums, you hear an appreciation of Southern music, rawness, and a low-fidelity sound you hear on the album they did with me. You also get rock and roll, which I think really comes through in our live performances. So it was easy sliding in there. The tracks on your album range from heartfelt ballads to political anthems to instant dance-party starters. Where do you find inspiration for your songs, and what is your writing process like? Aaron and Blake and the IU Soul Revue class. Before I met all those folks, my ambition was to perform more than to write. Blake and Aaron introduced me to songwriting, really. They inspired and challenged me to really think about what I’m saying or how I’m singing it. The Soul Revue taught me the realms of different types of soul songs. And I think Blake, Aaron, and I all felt the same when it came to writing songs that hit all points. When I started singing words about political consciousness in “Make a Change” one Sunday night, Aaron was right on side me, helping me find a way to get it all out. It’s cool work working with these fellows.
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urand Jones & the Indications effortlessly ooze a sound steeped in soul. Lead singer Jones got his first taste of the musical spotlight singing in the church choir in small-town Louisiana. His love of saxophone led him to the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (IU), l Mar 23 l 7:30 pmhislfuture Sat bandmates l Mar 24 and l 2:00 pm his taste for rock and where he met expanded roll. The band eponymous album in an Indiana baselable through the recorded Loberoitsbox office debut at 805.963.0761 ment, revealing its raw and distinctive groove. Jones and the Indications or online at lobero.com are bringing their classic horns, old-school organ, funky guitar, powerful vocals, and Southern charm to SOhO on March 25. The Santa Barbara Independent caught up with Jones ahead of the group’s show.
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Who are some of your biggest musical influences? I can think of some folks I would hear every Sunday growing up in Hillaryville at a church down the street from my gran’s house. Other than that, it changes every day for me. Right now I find inspiration in group bands like The Majestic Arrows or the Brothers of Soul. I love E.J. & the Echoes and Sunny Ozuna too. What can attendees expect from your live show? I’ll make sure we give it everything we got. Expect that.
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he Rubicon Theatre feels enlarged by this spirited version of Shakespeare’s King Lear. George Ball shines in the title role, and the 19 other players all contribute something memorable to James O’Neil’s deft production. Thomas Giamario’s brilliant set extends outward and upward through an ingenious combinaAt the Rubicon Theatre, tion of high painted Sat., Mar. 17. Shows walls representing through Apr. 1. a forest and reconfigurable slabs reminiscent of Stonehenge. Ball comes to the role of Lear with the performer’s whole package—precision with the language, projection at every dynamic level from a whisper to a scream, and a warm physical presence that keeps him at the center of the story’s spinning wheel of fire. As the conniving bastard Edmund, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper starts out sly and insinuating and then becomes steadily
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more frightening as the evening progresses. It’s a relief when his half brother Edgar (a marvelous Jason McBeth) does him in, as Edmund’s presence brings out the worst in others, thus adding another layer of evil to his own already-nasty mischief. Louis Lotorto sparkles as Lear’s Fool, and as Cornwall, Joseph Fuqua makes a fiendish villain. Beverly Ward is a fearsome Goneril and Meghan Andrews an equally demonic Regan, while Sylvie Davidson achieves great pathos in the role of the reticent and faithful Cordelia. King Lear does share certain qualities with the current occupant of the White House, like a large and uncouth retinue, a penchant for rash decisions, and a craving for love and attention, but Lear’s is a needy greatness rather than a great neediness, and for that we should be grateful. —Charles Donelan
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ap star Tyler, the Creator typically does not grant interviews. So when he agreed to a sit-down chat with UCSB history professor Terence Keel earlier this month, a wave of surprise swept through the student body. Calling him “one of this generation’s greatest musical geniuses,” Keel welcomed Tyler to the stage. Looking like a campily dressed Disneyland tourist — a bucket hat covering his leopard-print-dyed hair, long white socks, and Teva sandals — the hip-hop artist At UCSB’s Campbell looked at the sold-out Hall, Fri., Mar. 9. crowd, saying, “I honestly don’t know what I’m doing here; I just didn’t have anything to do, so I said yes.” Keel and Tyler proceeded to have a detailed conversation about everything from his 2017 Grammy-nominated album, Flower Boy, to the Golf Le Fleur shoe he created with Converse. And although his most recent record is his most successful, Tyler said his third album, Cherry Bomb (2015), is his favorite creation. Tyler also spent time answering questions from the audience, which included
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Acclaimed New York-based theater company Bedlam takes a fresh, kinetic look at William Shakespeare’s and George Bernard Shaw’s most famous creations, Hamlet and Saint Joan, with four actors playing 49 characters. The adrenaline-fueled performances bring iconic figures vividly to life in two riveting, unexpectedly funny, stripped-down stagings.
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his weekend, Los Olivos will be host to the inaugural NatureTrack Film Festival, a three-day event featuring outdoors-themed documentaries culled from around the world. “Our slogan is ‘Igniting passion for nature through film,’ and that is what we are truly aiming to do,” said Sue Eisaguirre, founder and director of NatureTrack (naturetrack.org), the nonprofit outdoor education foundation to which the film festival is an auxiliary. “I’m also an avid fan of film festivals like Mountainfilm in Telluride, and I felt our beautiful valley would be the perfect setting to launch a similar event on the central California coast.” In addition to screening nearly 60 films from more than 20 countries, the festival also consists of meet and greets with filmmakers, outdoor excursions, and even a bird-of-prey demonstration. In an email interview with the Santa Barbara Independent, Eisaguirre gave a behindthe-scenes look at how the film festival came about.
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Pacific Rim: Uprising (110 mins., PG-13) In this sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film, 10 years have passed since the Battle of the Breach, and now there is a new threat. When a mysterious organization reopens the Breach for the Kaiju, Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) fights to save humanity and his father’s legacy. Camino Real/Metro 4
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THE DEATH OF STALIN (R)
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THE LEISURE SEEKER (R)
MARCH 22, 2018
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a&e | FILM & TV CONT’D FROM P. 57 France airplane at Entebbe airport in Uganda. Metro 4
O Black Panther (134 mins., PG-13)
7 Days in Entebbe Shigeno goes deep and patiently details the art and savory sights of these Zenlike kitchen artists, such as Osamu Tomita, whose small ramen house elicits ecstatic crowds. Tomita treats the broth and noodles with an exacting but also poetic touch and makes such pronouncements as “emphasis has to be on slurpability.” As the narrator observes, “The ramen chef almost has a spiritual radiance around him.” The process, and some historical backstory, appeals to our cultural curiosity, as the savory results on-screen appeal to taste buds. Echoes of the comic foodie classic Tampopo resonate, in terms of the intensity of purpose and high ideals on the Japanese epicurean scene, but here, viewers may be inclined to take note of the places visited and ramen masters chronicled for a visit when in Japan. It’s that tasty of a doc. (Note: There will be a special ramen pop-up shop in between film screenings at the Riviera on Fri.-Sat., Mar. 30-31). (JW) Riviera Ready Player One (140 mins., PG-13) Steven Spielberg directs this highly anticipated cinematic imagining of the popular sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline. Tye Sheridan stars as Wade Watts, a teenager living in the slums in Columbus, Ohio, who enters the VR world of OASIS and discovers a game that will change his life. Simon Pegg, Olivia Cooke, and Ben Mendelsohn also star. Arlington (2D)/Camino Real (2D & 3D)/ Metro 4 (2D) (Opens Wed., Mar. 28)
Sherlock Gnomes (86 mins., PG) In this animated romp, garden gnomes are disappearing at an alarming rate in the yard where Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) live. They recruit famous detective Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp) and his sidekick, Gnome Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor), to investigate the mystery. Fairview/Fiesta 5
Unsane (97 mins., R) Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Logan Lucky) offers up this psychological horror-thriller about a woman named Sawyer (Claire Foy), who unwittingly checks herself into a mental institution after seeking support for how to handle a stalker. Trapped against her will, Sawyer must fight her own demons to find her way out. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo
NOW SHOWING 7 Days in Entebbe (106 mins., PG-13) Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Daniel Brühl (TV’s The Alienist) star in this British crime thriller depicting the true story of the 1976 daring hostage rescue in which 248 passengers were held captive by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on a hijacked Air
There are some really wonderful things about Black Panther, Disney/Marvel’s latest comic-book adaptation. It’s led by a nearly allblack cast and is set to smash not just box office records but also the long-held Hollywood notion that films starring African Americans don’t make big money. It’s also the latest movie in a lengthening line of both serious and kid-friendly studio films that feature lead characters with different genders, sexualities, and skin colors. But there are some disappointing things, too. Black Panther settles too easily into tired and predictable superhero tropes. It never jumps out of third gear, and its cultural significance is hardly matched by its entertainment value. (TH) Camino Real/Metro 4
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). The animated bunnies tuck seamlessly into the live-action humans, and there’s plenty of humorous physical fun throughout. Still, it’s as if the filmmakers briefly considered making one of those great kidfilms-for-adults-too but gave up halfway through and just sent it to the finishing room. (MK) Fiesta 5 Red Sparrow (140 mins., R) Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence and star Jennifer Lawrence team up again for this espionage thriller based on the 2013 novel of the same name. Jennifer Lawrence plays Dominika Egorova, a Russian spy who, after falling in love with CIA agent Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton), considers becoming a double agent. Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons, and Ciarán Hinds also star. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo
I Can Only Imagine (110 mins., PG) J. Michael Finley stars as lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, Bart Millard, who wrote the 2001 song “I Can Only Imagine” for his deceased father. The song is the most-played contemporary Christian song ever. Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins, and Cloris Leachman also star. Fiesta 5
O Game Night
(100 mins., R)
Hilarious and captivating, Game Night is an exceptional story of dramatic irony. The film centers on the ultracompetitive 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), invites the group to the home he’s renting while in town for a “murder mystery.” What ensues is a delightfully farcical evening 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) Fiesta 5 Love, Simon (110 mins., PG-13) A beautifully crafted coming-of-age comedy/drama, Love, Simon, from TV and film writer/director/producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Riverdale), tells a vivid and gripping story. Simon (Nick Robinson) is a closeted gay high school senior struggling with the idea of revealing his closely guarded secret to his parents (Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel) and best friends (Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, and Jorge Lendeborg Jr.) for fear of turning his — and their — world upside down. Things change, however, when an anonymous classmate announces his own homosexuality on the school’s unofficial blog. As Simon builds a digital relationship with this student, Simon’s last months before college take him far outside his comfort zone. Love, Simon is a fun film of exploration, a breath of fresh air in a genre saturated with awkward heterosexual teenage boys, and definitely worth seeing. (NS) Fairview/Paseo Nuevo Peter Rabbit (93 mins., PG) Peter Rabbit is a worthy romp for the kids, but that’s about it. The jokes are
O The Shape of Water
(123 mins., R)
When a semiaquatic humanoid (Doug Jones) is brought in chains to a Baltimore military research facility 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, whose central characters experience the era’s bright promises in terms of disappointment and disempowerment. The ever-delightful Sally Hawkins is the big draw; her physically expressive performance style is reminiscent of silent-era stars. (AT) Paseo Nuevo
Tomb Raider (122 mins., PG-13) Alicia Vikander stars as Lara Croft in this reboot of the media franchise from the 2000s that starred Angelina Jolie. The story begins with Croft’s first-ever mission, which takes her on a dangerous journey as she tries to learn the reasons behind the mysterious disappearance of her father. Dominic West, Daniel Wu, and Kristin Scott Thomas also star. Camino Real/Metro 4
O A Wrinkle in Time
(109 mins., PG)
Premiering on International Women’s Day, Ava DuVernay’s theatrical interpretation of Madeleine L’Engle’s bestselling children’s novel A Wrinkle in Time is an empowerment powerhouse, starring women in virtually all leading roles, with women of color being especially visible. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling star as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who, respectively, who all help relatable and intelligent tween Meg (Storm Reid); her brother, Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe); and her friend Calvin (Levi Miller) travel across the galaxy to find Meg’s father (Chris Pine). The dialogue is a bit cheesy at times and the plot had a few inconsistencies, but these were easily ignorable in a movie made for children. Replete with beautiful backdrops and stunning effects, this story possesses both significance and magic. (NS)
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MARCH 22, 2018
a&e | ROB BREZSNY’S FREE WILL ASTROLOGY WEEK OF MARCH 22 ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): The “School of Hard Knocks” is an old-fashioned idiom referring to the unofficial and accidental course of study available via life’s tough experiences. The wisdom one gains through this alternate approach to education may be equal or even superior to the knowledge that comes from a formal university or training program. I mention this, Aries, because in accordance with astrological omens, I want to confer upon you a diploma for your new advanced degree from the School of Hard Knocks. (P.S.: When PhD students get their degrees from Finland’s University of Helsinki, they are given top hats and swords as well as diplomas. I suggest you reward yourself with exotic props, too.)
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Europeans used to think that all swans were white. It was a reasonable certainty given the fact that all swans in Europe were that color. But in 1697, Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh and his sailors made a pioneering foray to the southwestern coast of the land we now call Australia. As they sailed up a river the indigenous tribe called Derbarl Yerrigan, they spied black swans. They were shocked. The anomalous creatures invalidated an assumption based on centuries of observations. Today, a “black swan” is a metaphor referring to an unexpected event that contravenes prevailing theories about the way the world works. I suspect you’ll soon experience such an incongruity yourself. It might be a good thing! Especially if you welcome it instead of resisting it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Crayola is one of the world’s foremost crayon manufacturers. The geniuses in charge of naming its crayon colors are playful and imaginative. Among the company’s standard offerings, for example, are Pink Sherbet, Carnation Pink, Tickle Me Pink, Piggy Pink, Pink Flamingo, and Shocking Pink. Oddly, however, there is no color that’s simply called “Pink.” I Homework: Imagine a bedtime story you’d like to hear and the person you’d like to hear it from. Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com.
find that a bit disturbing. As much as I love extravagant creativity and poetic whimsy, I think it’s also important to cherish and nurture the basics. In accordance with the astrological omens, that’s my advice for you in the coming weeks. Experiment with fanciful fun, but not at the expense of the fundamentals.
commitments. You’ll stir up interesting challenges if you consider the possibility of entering into more disciplined and dynamic unions with worthy partners. Do you trust your own perceptions and insights to guide you toward ever-healthier alliances? Do what you must to muster that trust.
(June 21-July 22): According to Vice magazine, Russian scientist Anatoli Brouchkov is pleased with the experiment he tried. He injected himself with 3.5-million-year-old bacteria that his colleagues had dug out of the permafrost in Siberia. The infusion of this ancient life form, he says, enhanced his energy and strengthened his immune system. I can’t vouch for the veracity of his claim, but I do know this: It’s an apt metaphor for possibilities you could take advantage of in the near future — drawing on an old resource to boost your power, for example, or calling on a wellpreserved part of the past to supercharge the present.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you want people to know who you really are and savor you for your unique beauty, you must be honest with those people. You must also develop enough skill to express your core truths with accuracy. There’s a similar principle at work if you want to know who you really are and savor yourself for your unique beauty: You must be honest with yourself. You must also develop enough skill to express your core truths with accuracy. The coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to practice these high arts.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Booze has played a crucial role in the development of civilization, says biomolecular archaeologist Patrick McGovern. The process of creating this mind-altering staple was independently discovered by many different cultures, usually before they invented writing. The buzz it provides has “fired our creativity and fostered the development of language, the arts, and religion.” On the downside, excessive consumption of alcohol has led to millions of bad decisions and has wrecked countless lives. Everything I just said is a preface to my main message, Leo: The coming weeks will be a favorable time to transform your habitual perspective, but only if you do so safely and constructively. Whether you choose to try intoxicants, wild adventures, exhilarating travel, or edgy experiments, know your limits.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The astrological omens suggest that the coming weeks will be favorable for making agreements, pondering mergers, and strengthening bonds. You’ll be wise to deepen at least one of your
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your journey in the coming weeks may be as weird as an R-rated telenovela, but with more class. Outlandish, unpredictable, and even surreal events could occur, but in such a way as to uplift and educate your soul. Labyrinthine plot twists will be medicinal as well as entertaining. As the drama gets curioser and curioser, my dear Scorpio, I expect you will learn how to capitalize on the odd opportunities it brings. In the end, you will be grateful for this ennobling respite from mundane reality!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence,” wrote philosopher Erich Fromm. I would add a corollary for your rigorous use during the last nine months of 2018: “Love is the only effective and practical way to graduate from your ragged, long-running dilemmas and start gathering a new crop of fresh, rousing challenges.” By the way, Fromm said love is more than a warm and fuzzy feeling in our hearts. It’s a creative force that fuels our willpower and unlocks hidden resources.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): My goal here is to convince you to embark on an orgy of self-care — to be as sweet and tender and nurturing to yourself as you dare to be. If that influences you to go too far in providing yourself with luxurious necessities, I’m okay with it. And if your solicitous efforts to focus on your own health and well-being make you appear a bit self-indulgent or narcissistic, I think it’s an acceptable price to pay. Here are more key themes for you in the coming weeks: basking in the glow of self-love, exulting in the perks of your sanctuary, and honoring the vulnerabilities that make you interesting.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): One day, Beatles guitarist George Harrison decided to compose his next song’s lyrics “based on the first thing I saw upon opening any book.” He viewed this as a divinatory experiment, as a quest to incorporate the flow of coincidence into his creative process. The words he found in the first book were “gently weeps.” They became the seed for his tune “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Rolling Stone magazine ultimately named it one of the greatest songs of all time and the 10th best Beatles song. In accordance with the astrological omens, I recommend you try some divinatory experiments of your own in the coming weeks. Use life’s fun little synchronicities to generate playful clues and unexpected guidance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Millions of you Pisceans live in a fairy-tale world. But I suspect that very few of you will be able to read this horoscope and remain completely ensconced in your fairy-tale world. That’s because I have embedded subliminal codes in these words that will at least temporarily transform even the dreamiest among you into passionate pragmatists in service to your feistiest ideals. If you’ve read this far, you are already feeling more disciplined and organized. Soon you’ll be coming up with new schemes about how to actually materialize a favorite fairy tale in the form of real-life experiences.
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THU MAR 22 7:00P “FIVE INVITATIONS: WHAT THE DYING TEACH THE LIVING” Hospice of Santa Barbara and the Community Education and Engagement Series present an evening with Frank Ostaseski. He’ll discuss the importance of embracing death before the end of life. A book signing will follow immediately after the presentation. This event is FREE to all who register at hospiceofsantabarbara.org. For more info please call 805-563-8820. See you there!
SAT MAR 24 2:00P “SOPHISTICATED LADIES” The Center for Successful Aging presents this tribute concert to the Assistance League of Santa Barbara and their 70 years of service to our community. This show will be full of brassy, jazzy, nostalgic music from the Big Band Era featuring Ike Jenkins and his SB Big Band. For more info and tickets please visit brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006. See you there!
THU APR 5 7:00P “THREE REVOLUTIONS WITH DR. DANIEL SPERLING” The Community Environmental Council and the Luke Theatre present “Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future” with Dr. Daniel Sperling from the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. For more info and tickets please visit sbindytickets.com or call 805-963-0583. He’ll share how automated, shared, and electric vehicles are fundamentally changing how we move around.
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MARCH 22, 2018
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RECREATION DEPARTMENT Responsible for the repair, maintenance, and upkeep of the exercise equipment for the Recreation Department. Accurate documentation and records of all work needs to be maintained. The employee is also responsible for the repair, maintenance, and upkeep of all audio‑visual equipment. Other duties assigned may include various cleaning and maintenance tasks. Reqs: Several years of experience in the performance of semi‑skilled maintenance/mechanical work. Good organizational and record keeping skills. Ability to use basic computer software including email and the Office suite. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. $19.80‑$20.60/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180055
STUDENT HEALTH Acts as an advice nurse triaging students in order to make appropriate appointments and referrals, provides advice for minor illnesses and injuries and patient education. Works in immunization/travel clinic. Provides contraceptive counseling. Reqs: Must be currently licensed with the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Must have 3 years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Notes: Student Health requires that clinical staff must successfully complete and pass the background check and credentialing process before the start date. Licensing and credentialing must be current and complete at all times during employment in order to practice and function in this clinical role. Licensed by the State Board of Registered Nursing. Must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during influenza season. All HIPAA/ FERPA regulations enforced; any violation may results in disciplinary
action. This is a 100% time 11 month per year position; 4 weeks of furlough taken during quarter breaks and summer months. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Scheduling will be reviewed annually and set for the upcoming academic year. May be required to work Thursday evening shifts. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180040
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A career at Cottage Health is an experience in caring for and about the people who call our coastal area of California home. Our not-for-profit health system identifies closely with the communities we serve and has a long tradition of providing area residents with highly personalized, clinically excellent care. Patients aren’t just patients here – they’re neighbors. Be there for them through one of the openings below.
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BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES Applies financial services concepts, policies, and procedures to respond to work assignments, issues, and customer inquiries for the central office responsible for the analysis, audit, and approval of travel reimbursements, travel advances, entertainment, relocation/moving and other non‑purchase order transactional requests for the campus community. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Experience with financial and accounting operations. Excellent arithmetical and analytical skills, attention to detail, critical thinking and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment across organizational units and at all organizational levels. Proficiency with MS Office and Excel. Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a high degree of complexity. Demonstrated leadership or supervisory experience. Must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Maintain sound judgment and high degree of confidentiality. Ability to deal with frequent interruptions and prioritize multiple task assignments while maintaining accuracy, paying attention to detail and meeting deadlines. Ability to work under tight and shifting deadlines and high volume workload. Excellent customer service skills. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $22.85‑$25.00/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170532
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LEGALS ADMINISTER OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Kelley Jean Bastian Case No.: 18PR00081 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Kelley Jean Bastian. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: CHAD BASTIAN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): Chad Bastian be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/29/2018 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section
9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Erik D. Black and Stephen J. Black 1114 State Street Suite 272 Santa Barbara CA 93101, (805) 957‑1922 Published Mar 8, 15, 22 2018. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: TAJELMOLOOK ZAMANDAR NO: 17PR00470 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of TAJELMOLOOK ZAMANDAR A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: GHAZALEH TAJBAKHSH, BAHIJEH TAJBAKHSH, JALEH TAJBAKHSH, MOHAMAD NASER TAJBAKHSH, ROKNODDIN BOGHRAT, ZIAODDIN BOGHRAT, MAHMOOD REZA BOGHRAT, JAHAN AFROUZ TAJBAKHSH in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): COURTNEY DESOTO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 04/05/2018 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF
CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Lana Clark Law Office of Lana Clark, 1607 Mission Drive, Suite 107, Solvang, CA 93463; (805) 688‑3939. Published Mar 15, 22, 29, 2018. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Helen Marie Bull Case No.: 18PR00103 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Helen Marie Bull. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: ROBERT ANTHONY BULL in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): Robert Anthony Bull be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.
THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 04/12/2018 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: SB 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Marcus W. Morales, Esq. MORALES LAW, 115 W. Mission Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101, (805) 845‑5405 Published Mar 22, 29, Apr 5, 2018.
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FBN ABANDONMENT S TAT E M E N T OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: J & A ELECTRIC at 310 E. Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Feb. 13, 2017 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2017‑0000446. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Big Phase, Inc. (same address). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 6, 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 Christine Potter. Published. Mar 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2018. S TAT E M E N T OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: SCION OF SANTA BARBARA at 5611 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Mar. 27, 2013 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0000996. The person
(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Dennis E. Franks, Inc. (same address). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 8, 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 Connie Tran. Published. Mar 22, 29, April 5, 12, 2018. S TAT E M E N T OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: VINO DIVINO at 2012 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 09/24/2014 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2014‑0002736. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: A Married Couple; Gabriella Larkins and Sean Larkins, 310 Stevens Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 13, 2018. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Published: Mar 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 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: 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.
NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR ANNUAL STREET MAINTENANCE SERVICES FY 2018-2021 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, City of Goleta, CA PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta (“City”), invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids in the office of the City Clerk, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117, up to the hour of 3:30 PM on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Copies of the Contract Documents are available from the City, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 upon payment of a $20.00 non-refundable fee if picked up, or payment of a $30.00 non-refundable fee, if mailed, on the City’s website (www.cityofgoleta.org), and on www. ebidboard.com. The City is issuing a request for proposal and Statement of Qualifications from qualified contractors to perform routine street maintenance services associated with the City’s Annual Street Maintenance Program. Any contract entered into pursuant to this notice will incorporate the provisions of the California Labor Code. Compliance with the prevailing rates of wages and apprenticeship employment standards established by the State Director of Industrial Relations will be required. Affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion will also be required. The CITY hereby affirmatively ensures that all business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion in any consideration leading to the award of contract. Bids must be prepared on the approved bid forms in conformance with the “Instructions for Bidders” and submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside, “SEALED BID FOR ANNUAL STREET MAINTENANCE SERVICES, DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL.” The bid must be accompanied by certified or cashier’s check, or bidder’s bond, made payable to the CITY OF GOLETA. The bid security shall be an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total estimated annual contract amount of $150,000 as required by California law. A contract may only be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder that holds a valid California Contractor’s License, Class A in accordance with the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code and must have satisfactorily provided street maintenance services to at least three California municipalities in the last five years. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of sixty (60) days. Any protest to an intended award of this contract shall be made in writing addressed to the City Clerk prior to the award. Any protest may be considered and acted on by the City Council at the time noticed for the award of the contract. To request a copy of the notice of agenda for award, please contact the City Clerk (805 961-7505) or register on the City’s website (www.cityofgoleta.org) Posted to The Independent on 3/22/18 and 4/12/18 64
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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: 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.
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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: 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: PEAK SYSTEMS at 4506 La Tierra LN, Carpinteria, CA 93013; Micheal Lewis (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Micheal L. Lewis. 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000594. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 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: 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: STORYGIZE at 1187 Coast Village RD, STE 417, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Storygize, INC (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0000639. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 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: SANTA BARBARA NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT, 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: 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: 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: 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.
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: 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: 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. 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: BIG RED BOX, SWISS DESIGNS CONSTRUCTION, INC at 140717 Firestone RD, Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Swiss Designs Construction, INC (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Remo Schluep, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2018‑0000643. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SELFECHO at 104 Anapamu St. Suite K, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Noospheric, LLC (same address). This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Leslie Cavanagh. 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018‑0000586. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FOTIA ENGINEERING at 15 La Cumbre Circle, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Chris Olmstead (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Chris Olmstead. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000655. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COWAN COMMUNICATION ARTS, COWCOM at 924 Anacapa St #1J, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; David Cowan 2919 Arriba Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: David Cowan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 27, 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: 2018‑0000607. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 JUNK REMOVAL AND RECYCLING at 836 E. Figueroa ST, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Eric Mueller (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Eric Mueller. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0000654. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AJ’S HOME REPAIR at 208 Forest Dr, Goleta, CA 93117; Alejandro Mendibles (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Alejandro Mendibles. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAR 05, 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: 2018‑0000668. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA CABINET COMPANY, SB HOME DESIGN at 10 East Figueroa ST, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; SB Cabinet CO INC. (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Thomas Mehling. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 05, 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: 2018‑0000674. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CREATING SPANISH STYLE HOMES, SANTA BARBARA HOME DESIGN, SANTA BARBARA HOME DESIGNER at 1501 Manitou Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Design by Doubet, LLC (same address). This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Jeffrey T. Doubet, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 05, 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: 2018‑0000667. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JL CONSULTING at 205 Ocean View Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013; Jaime Limon (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Jaime Limon. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000653. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLUE BLOSSOMS at 287 Apple Grove Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Ingrida Kraukle (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ingrida Kraukle. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018‑0000828. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: A. WOOD ELECTRIC at 310 E. Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Big Phase Inc. (same address). This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Andrew Wood, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000696. Published: Mar 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SWORN CLOTHING COMPANY at 270 Valley Station Circle, Buellton, CA 93427; Jaime Escamilla and Andy Rodriguez (same address). This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Andy Rodriguez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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: 2018‑0000702. Published: Mar 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ACACIA EROSION CONTROL at 604 S. San Marcos Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Acacia Environmental Construction, Inc. (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Acacia Environmental Construction Inc. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Tera Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0000652. Published: March 15, 22, 29 April 5, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ARETE ADVENTURES, ARETE INTERNATIONAL at 2101 Refugio Road, Goleta, CA 93117; Pamela L. Nichols (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Pamela L. Nichols. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0000686. Published: Mar 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HEARTS BY THE SEA at 2616 Murrell Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Andrea M Torres (same address). This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Andrea M Torres. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0000751. Published: Mar 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CONCENTRIC CYCLE COACHING at 511 Samarkand Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Brendon Bolin (same address). This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Brendon Bolin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 9, 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: 2018‑0000735. Published: Mar 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CASA CASTILLO RENTALS at 2027 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Arthur C. Montano 2029 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Arthur C. Montano. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 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 Tania Paredes. FBN Number: 2018‑0000527. Published: March 15, 22, 29 April 5, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 MOBILE WELDING, ACURA HONDA HOUSECALLS, CURBSIDE MOBILE SERVICE, CURBSIDE PERFORMANCE, CURBSIDE TRUCKING & TRANSPORT, HARLEY HOUSECALLS, HONDA ACURA HOUSECALLS at 273 Forrest Drive, Goleta, CA 93117; Tamas Szell (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Tamas A. Szell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 8, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000738. Published: Mar 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COASTLINE CABINETS AND COUNTER TOPS at 232 Anacapa Street, Unit 1D, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Raymond Arias and Chris Madrigal, 720 W. Micheltorena Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Chris Madrigal. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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: 2018‑0000707. Published: Mar 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GREEN MARKETING at 9 Rubio Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Harlan Green (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Harlan Green. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018‑0000709. Published: Mar 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CENTRAL COAST CABLING at 154 Verona Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117; Mitchell Carter (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Mitchell Carter. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000762. Published: Mar 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: YULIA STYLE NY at 809 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Yulia Turusinova (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: YULIA TURUSINOVA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018‑0000564. Published: March 15, 22, 29 April 5, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: C2C EXECUTIVE SERVICES, C2C STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT at 825 Jimeno Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93120; Jody B Miller (same address). This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jody B Miller. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 8, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0000719. Published: Mar 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SMART OFFICE INTERIORS at 18 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Smart Office Interiors, Inc. (same address). This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Neil Coffman‑Grey, Agent. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000849. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH at 4141 State Street, Suite E‑14, Santa Barbara, CA; Missionary Church of Santa Barbara (same address). This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Elizabeth K. Milne. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018‑0000684. Published Mar 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NATURE’S WAY at 324 Barranca Avenue, Apt. 8, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Matthew Eric Ellis (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Matthew Ellis. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018‑0000781. Published. Mar 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUPERIOR HOME HEALTH, SUPERIOR HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE, SUPERIOR HOSPICE CARE, SUPERIOR SENIOR HOME CARE at 320 E Walnut Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436; IAATK Inc. 1220 Onslott Road, Lompoc, CA 93436. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Pablo Martinez, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2018‑0000753. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JO TAYLOR READINGS at 307 Por La Mar Circle, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jo Anne Taylor (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Jo Anne Taylor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0000776. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MISSION COLLECTIONS at 532 Fireside Lane, Goleta, CA 93117; Ortiz Schneider Interpreting & Translation (same address). This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Lorena Ortiz Schneider. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0000788. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SELENA MARIE WEDDINGS AND EVENTS, THE WEDDING TRASHERS at 864 Cheltenham Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Selena Marie Sweeney (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Selena Marie Sweeney. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 9, 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: 2018‑0000744. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 PROPERTIES at 705 Summerwood Lane, Lompoc, CA 93436; Dewey Faulkner III 701 Summerwood Lane, Unit 1, Lompoc, CA 93436. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Dewey Faulkner III. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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: 2018‑0000808. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SEASIDE GREENS at 7375 Freeman Place, Unit B, Goleta, CA 93117; Julian Mark Cantando (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Julian Cantando. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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: 2018‑0000801. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RALPH SIPPER BOOKS at 10 West Micheltorena Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ralph Sipper and Carol Sipper as trustees of the Sipper Trust, 12 W Micheltorena Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Trust Signed: Ralph Sipper. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000813. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LUCENT SKINCARE at 1525 State Street, Suite 206, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Natalie Benavidez 431 Via Roma, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Natalie Benavidez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018‑0000764. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MODISH SEAL DESIGN CO. at 4022 Primavera Road, Unit A, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Kala Van Gompel (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Kala Van Gompel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 9, 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0000736. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PEAK2PACIFIC at 324 Samarkand Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Karen Keltner (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Karen Keltner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0000832. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA IMAGES at 1180 San Antonio Creek Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93111; Mark Blickley (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Mark Blickley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000847. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: IPHONE REPAIR SANTA BARBARA at 1117 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; iPhone Repair Santa Barbara LLC (same address). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Travis Thomas, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Melissa Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0000831. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: S.E. SCHWARTZ MOTORCARS at 1205 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Steven Schwartz (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Steve Schwartz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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: 2018‑0000809. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA SEGWAY & SLINGSHOT ADVENTURES, SANTA BARARA SEGWAY TOURS, SANTA BARBARA SLINGSHOT RENTALS, SEGWAY OF SANTA BARBARA, SEGWAY TOURS OF SANTA BARBARA, THINGS 2 DO RENTALS at 122 Gray Avenue, Unit B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Things2Do Rentals 340 Rosewood Avenue, Unit G, Camarillo, CA 93010. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Things2Do Rentals, LLC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0000835. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BELLA TEORI AESTHETICS at 3568 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Christopher J Flynn, MD Inc. 875 Woodland Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Christopher J. Flynn, COO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0000865. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VINO DIVINO at 2012 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Fine Wine Cellar, LLC. 307 Meadowbrook Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This business is conducted by a Limitied Liability Company: Craig McGinnis, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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: 2018‑0000780. Published: Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA WINE TOUR COMPANY at 2550 Eastman Avenue #6, Ventura, CA 93003; Executive Limousine & Coach, Inc. (same address). This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Liza L Raftery, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0000830. Published: Mar 22, 29 and Apr 5, 12, 2018.
LEGALS NAME CHANGE
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.
IN THE MATTER OF Jack Flores Pina ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CV01056 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: Jack Flores Pina TO: Jack Flores Edgerton. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below
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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 MAY 23, 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. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 2018. IN THE MATTER OF Nahal KH Lahiji ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV00131 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM 2018-2019 Program Year Goals, Projects and Funding Allocations NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Goleta will conduct a public hearing on the date and time set forth below to consider the following: Potential projects and funding allocations for the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2018-2019 program year. The purpose of the public hearing is to gather public input and obtain Council direction regarding housing and community development needs, goals and priorities, and funding allocations for the 2018-2019 program year. The City Council will consider the recommendations of its Standing Grant Funding Review Committee regarding funding allocations based on applications the City received from social service providers and identified City-sponsored capital projects. As a CDBG Entitlement Community, the City of Goleta receives funding annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The primary objectives of the CDBG program are the development of viable communities, decent and affordable housing and expanded economic opportunities for persons of very low, low and moderate income. The City of Goleta is required to prepare an annual Action Plan which identifies activities that will be undertaken to address public services, housing and community development needs. All interested citizens, residents, and public or private agencies serving the Goleta community are invited to attend the public hearing. MEETING DATE AND TIME: MEETING LOCATION:
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – Meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. City Council Chambers, Goleta City Hall 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117
FOR MORE INFORMATION: The staff report for this meeting will be posted on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org three (3) days prior to the meeting date. Citizens wishing to submit written statements to the City Council for consideration at the public hearing can contact Deborah Lopez, City Clerk, City of Goleta, 130 Cremona Drive Suite “B”, Goleta, CA 93117. Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Deborah Lopez, City Clerk, at (805) 961-7500. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable City staff to make reasonable accommodation arrangements. For more information, please contact Dana Grossi, Management Analyst, at (805) 562-5507 or by email at email@example.com Information is also available on the City’s website: http://www.cityofgoleta.org/city-hall/neighborhood-services-and-public-safety/neighborhood-services/community-development-block-grant-program Date of Publication: March 22, 2018 (Santa Barbara Independent)
NOTIFICACIÓN DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA Programa del Fondo Gratuito para el Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG por sus siglas en inglés) proyectos y asignaciones PARA EL ANO DEL PROGRAMA 2018-2019 SE NOTIFICA que el Concejo Municipal de la Ciudad de Goleta llevará a cabo una audiencia pública en la fecha y hora indicadas abajo para considerar lo siguiente: Consideración de posibles proyectos y la asignación de fondos del Programa de Subsidios Globales para el Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG por sus siglas en inglés) durante el año del programa 2018-2019. El propósito de la audiencia pública es recibir la opinión del público y obtener la dirección del Concejo Municipal relativo a necesidades de viviendas y desarrollo comunitario, objetivos y prioridades, y la asignación de fondos para el año del programa 2018-2019. El Concejo Municipal considerará las recomendaciones de su comité de revisión de financiamiento de subvenciones con respecto a las asignaciones de la financiación basadas en aplicaciones recibidas por La Ciudad de proveedores de servicios sociales y de proyectos Ciudad-patrocinados identificados. Como una comunidad de CDBG de derecho, la Ciudad de Goleta recibe fondos anuales de los EE.UU. Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD). Los objetivos primarios del programa de CDBG son el desarrollo de comunidades viables, vivienda decente y asequible y oportunidades económicas ampliadas para las personas de ingresos muy bajos, bajos y moderados. Se requiere que la Ciudad de Goleta elabore un Plan de Acción anual que identifique las actividades que serán emprendidas para dirigir servicios públicos, necesidades de la vivienda y del desarrollo de la comunidad.
the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: Nahal KH Lahiji TO: Nahal Assadi. 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 11, 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. Published: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 2018. IN THE MATTER OF Teresa Murillo ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV00756 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: Teresa Murillo TO: Maria Teresa Zuniga. 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 appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING MAY 09, 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. Published. Mar 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 2018.
Todos los interesados ciudadanos, residentes y agencias públicos o privados sirviendo a la comunidad de Goleta están invitados a asistir a la audiencia pública. Reunión FECHA Y HORA:
Martes, 3 de Abril 2018 - Reunión comienza a las 1:30 PM
UBICACIÓN DE LA Reunión: Cámaras del Concejo Municipal, Ayuntamiento 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117
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PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN: El informe de calificación para esta reunión será disponible en el sito web de la Ciudad en www.cityofgoleta.org tres (3) días antes de la fecha de la reunión. Para información en español, por favor llame al (805) 961-7555 y pregunte por Vyto Adomaitis o por correo electrónico a vadomaitis@cityofgoleta. org. Los residentes que desean presentar declaraciones escritas al Concejo Municipal para la consideración en la vista pública pueden entrar en contacto con: Deborah Lopez, Secretario Municipal (City Clerk), 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. Nota: En cumplimiento con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA), si usted necesita asistencia especial para participar en esta reunión, por favor póngase en contacto con Deborah Lopez, Secretario Municipal, al (805) 961-7500. Notificación al menos 48 horas antes de la reunión permitirá a personal de la Ciudad a tomar las medidas razonables de alojamiento. Fecha de publicación: 22 de Marzo, 2018 (Santa Barbara Independent)
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