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Members of Bishop Diego’s Class of 2018 have received multiple acceptances to the following colleges and universities: Albion College Arizona State University Baylor University Belmont University Berklee College of Music Boise State University Boston College Boston University Brown University California Lutheran University California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo California State Polytechnic University, Pomona California State University, Channel Islands California State University, Chico California State University, Dominguez Hills California State University, Fullerton California State University, Long Beach California State University, Los Angeles California State University, Monterey Bay California State University, Northridge California State University, San Bernardino California State University, San Marcos Chapman University Coe College College of the Holy Cross Colorado State University Columbia College Chicago Columbia University
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1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and cultural art venues are open from 5-8pm offering the public free access to art in a fun and social environment. In addition, State Street comes alive with performances and interactive exhibits.
1ST THURSDAY PARTICIPATING VENUES
1st THURSDAY June 7, 5-8PM
A R T · MUSIC · THEA TR E WWW.D O W N T O W N S B . O R G
16 JAMIE SLONE WINES
8 FAULKNER GALLERY
40 East Anapamu Street, inside the SB Public Library, 805-962-7635
23 East De la Guerra Street, 805-560-6555
The Santa Barbara Art Association presents diverse artwork in the main gallery juried by Susan Savage. All pieces are original art in a variety of media and subjects by some of SBAA’s 545 members. SBAA was founded in 1952 and is the oldest and largest art group in Santa Barbara.
1ST THURSDAY’S BEST WINE CELEBRATION PARTY. Stop by anytime between 5-8pm and enjoy $9 wines by the glass, hang out and experience the sights and sounds of “Bottle Shock”, showing on three screens! Cheese, chocolate and light snacks for sale. Bring your taste buds and friends too! 17 TE AMO ESTATE & FINE JEWELRY
9 VIVA MODERN MEXICAN
811 State Street, Suite G, 805-845-7558
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Igor Bijan is a local plein air and still life artist. A native of Ukraine, Igor has resided in Meet the artist, showing her art for the first time in the U.S., Argentinean artist Mar- Santa Barbara for 18 years. Igor paints strictly in real life, not from photographs. Igor’s icel Gabriela Hines. Her love for the countryside and animals of the hacienda come to style is lively, colorful and impressionistic. He paints in all mediums. Come meet Igor. 1233 State Street, 805-335-3573 life in her work, celebrating the unique qualities and personalities of her subjects. Join 18 SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM The Barber Shop & Victorian Salon welcomes you to 1st Thursday and see our us at Viva Restaurant Events Room. 136 East De la Guerra Street, 805-966-1601 amazing space, meet and great our artists. Project Fiesta! Join us in celebrating the opening of Project Fiesta! Building a History 10 GALLERY 113 2 CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of Old Spanish Days. The pageantry of our community’s most cherished festival 1114 State Street, La Arcada Court #8, 805-965-6611 36 East Victoria Street, 805-957-4200 through art, film, vintage posters, restored costumes, historical photographs, and Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association show in this gallery. Artist of the Come celebrate cross-cultural art at Christ Presbyterian Church, featuring Asian memories. Also discover the precursors of Fiesta, through earlier city celebrations American artist, J. Yu, joined by music from the Justin Claveria Jazz Quintet featuring Month is Marilyn McRae who transforms recycled magazine paper into paper art. and floral parades. Carly Thomas Smith. Savor Enjoy Cupcakes, hors d’oeuvres, and local beer brought to Featured artists are Jeff Campbell, Darlene Roker, Wendy Brewer, Karen Glancy, Irene 19 SBCAST Estrin, Jenny Zur, and Linda Nelson. (Open 11 - 5 except Sunday 1-5.) you by Third Window. 1 THE BARBER SHOP & VICTORIAN SALON
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To Be or not...Shakespeare Santa Barbara will be performing outside. Artist Rose Bricette in Studio D. Paul Tefft Metal sculpture, Studio E. MAT/UCSB in F and surprises Please join August Ridge and Lost Above at August Ridge Tasting Room. Several one- in other places, with wine, beer and food...music, but of course. A local artist, Yuliya Lennon, opens her studio to the public to showcase her most of-a-kind prints will be available for purchase. August Ridge will be pouring fantastic 20 KEEFRIDER CUSTOM FURNITURE recent work inspired by the Santa Barbara region. 434 East Haley Street, Unit C, Entrance on Olive Street, 805-617-3342 $7 glasses of wine complete with fun fact and recipe cards! 4 10 WEST GALLERY Hand-sculpted hardwoods have been in season at the Keefrider Workshop this spring! 12 SLINGSHOT GALLERY 10 West Anapamu Street, 805-770-7711 Please come by for another fabulous evening of wine and design in our woodshop. 220 West Canon Perdido Street, 805-770-3878 The Nature of Things: This month’s exhibition includes 10 West artists Penny Arntz, We’ll be giving shop tours, showing some recent work, and ready to talk about that custom piece you’ve been dreaming of. Join us! Rick Doehring, Maria Miller, Lisa Pedersen and Iben G. Vestergaard, with guest artists Come join the fun as SlingShot celebrates our return 1st Thursday receptions. Brad Nuorala, Ben Riddering, Lynn Cunningham Brown and Jim McKinniss. Through REFERENCE POINT is a group exhibition featuring art inspired by popular culture 1ST THURSDAY PERFORMERS and personal experiences. Megan Isaac’s painting “Spiritual Culture” explores her Sunday, June 29. (Closed Tuesdays.) fascination with powerful women. SALT MARTIANS BLUEGRASS BAND 11 AUGUST RIDGE VINEYARDS
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13 STATE OF THE ART GALLERY EXHIBITION
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Sullivan Goss celebrates the opening of our 2nd annual exhibition, LA in SB, featuring 909 State Street and Various Locations Join us for the City of Santa Barbara’s 2018 State of the Art Gallery Exhibition Closing some of the most well known artists from LA over the past 50 years. Also on view, Party at Plum Goods Store at 5:00 p.m. at 909 State Street. This exhibition features Spring Break, and The Artists of UCSB. sculpture by local artists on State Street. Each piece offers unique elements celebrat6 COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY ing Santa Barbara’s culture, spirit and resilience. 11 West Anapamu Street, 805-570-9863
14 PATHPOINT Interior Design icon John Saladino, is also an accomplished painter and debuts his paintings in a gallery for the first time. Each is engaging and surprising. This exclusive 902 Laguna Street, 805-966-3310 series, “Patrimony” is not to be missed. Feast your eyes on the works of this American Please join us for participant artwork, live music, and refreshments. Come meet our staff and learn more about what we do! master. Mr. Saladino’s books are available for purchase. 7 SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART
Marshalls Patio, 900 State Street, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Groovy, California alternative psychedelic rock music. Retro 60’s vibe with laid back synth-bass undertones and hypnotic vocals. Mitch Karno, Ukulele, Keyboard, Vocals. Scott Topper, Guitar, Vocals. Michael Robinson, Bass. Mark Delgadillo, Drums.
Join us for 1st Thursday Wine Trivia Night! Test your knowledge of winemaking, Bring the whole family and enjoy 1st Thursday in SBMA’s Family Resource Center. Inspired by Nam June Paik’s “TV Clock,” reveal metallic silver on scratchboard to create varietals, and everything in between! Enjoy Club Member prices on glasses and the hours on the clock, then apply fluorescent paint for emphasis. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary popcorn pairings. the galleries until 8 pm. Free!
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735 Anacapa Street • The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, in partnership with Downtown Santa Barbara, will lead a curated Art Crawl through 1st Thursday festivities. The Art Crawl starts at 5:30 pm in De la Guerra Plaza on the back steps of City Hall (735 Anacapa Street, then head around to the back).
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The Unsolved Mystery Behind One of the 20th Century’s Most Sensational, Brutal Murders
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AFTER THE BLACK DAHLIA
volume 32, number 647, June 7-14, 2018
Not only is Gretchen Wenner, the author of this week’s cover story, the first journalist to see Santa Barbara’s police records on Elizabeth Short (aka the Black Dahlia), but the officers opened a closetful of historical documents for her to peruse. Accompanying Wenner that day was her former SBCC criminology professor Anne Redding, who is known to many at the Figueroa Street headquarters. The two women reviewed the police commission’s “meticulously kept minutes, so neatly typed,” with red-type headings and exquisite margins, as Wenner worked out the role of Policewoman Mary Unkefer, who had arrested Short for underage drinking. “In the arrest report,” Wenner said, “it actually describes walking across the street from El Paseo to the police station under City Hall ‘with a glass of liquor’ as evidence!”
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ON THE COVER AND ABOVE: The 1943 mug shots taken by the SBPD of Elizabeth Short (aka the Black Dahlia).
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NEWS of the WEEK
MAY 31-JUNE 7, 2018
NEWS BRIEFS DISASTER RECOVERY
How S.B. Voted Sheriff-Coroner Bill Brown 28,405 54.01 % Brian Olmstead 16,626 31.61 % Eddie Hsueh 7,465 14.19 %
Auditor-Controller Betsy Schaffer 27,883 57.34 % Jennifer Christensen 20,577 42.31 %
Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Joseph Holland 42,938 87.65 % Baz Donald Ofiaeli 5,928 12.10 % Sheriff Bill Brown
WINNERS: Brown, Gutierrez, Schaffer,
Santa Barbara City Council Oscar Gutierrez 538 52.9 % Michael Vidal 369 36.28 % Elizabeth Hunter 67 6.59 % Kenneth Rivas 37 3.64 %
Pot Tax, and Measure R
As Expected, Carbajal and Fareed Will Meet Again, in November
The worst fire in California history was declared officially out on 6/1. Of the 281,893 acres burned by the Thomas Fire since 12/4/17, more than half were on Los Padres National Forest land. Two months had passed since the last hot spot was detected, forest officials said, and road and fence repairs are ongoing. Los Padres is also assessing the repair of trails, which reopened on 5/24, though county and city feeder trails remain closed.
Measure S, Hope School Bond Assemblymember Monique Limón
Yes 67.58 % No 32.42 %
Measure T, Cannabis Tax Yes 75.73 % No 24.27 %
by Indy Staff
oters marked Tuesday’s election by staying away from the polls in droves. In Santa Barbara County only 27.96 percent of registered voters cast their ballots in an election conspicuously devoid of any cliffhangers, nail-biters, or contests that could be remotely construed as barnburners. In fact, more than a few major seats went totally uncontested, including two county supervisorial districts. Regardless, the election ushered in a new Santa Barbara city councilmember and new taxes—one to benefit Isla Vista and another that taps legalized cannabis to fill county coffers. Sheriff Bill Brown managed to win a third term in a three-way race pitting the two-term incumbent against two of his own lieutenants, Brian Olmstead and Eddie Hsueh, both of whom announced their candidacies only a few months before the election. Brown won outright with 54 percent, meaning there will be no runoff in November. Brown spent election night at High Sierra Bar & Grill, shaking hands with supporters and well-wishers. An accomplished campaigner and a true political pro, Brown not only fiscally out-raised his two opponents by a considerable margin but also out-hustled them in terms of securing key endorsements. Brown, a registered Republican, won endorsements from such high-profile Democrats as Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Senator Kamala Harris, even though the local Democratic Party had
Six months after the Thomas Fire, 805 UndocuFund has raised more than $1 million and distributed roughly $630,000 to 379 immigrant families who are excluded from federal aid because of their undocumented status. There are still more than 1,200 people on the nonprofit’s waiting list, and an estimated $1.5 million is needed to cover these families. Taxdeductible donations can be made by check to the Ventura County Community Foundation with “805 UndocuFund” written in the memo line, or at vccf. org/805-undocufund-donation/.
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Measure R, Isla Vista Utility User Fee Yes 82.75 % No 17.25 %
Oscar Gutierrez (left) with Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo
thrown its lot behind challenger Hsueh. Brown also managed to secure the endorsement of the local Republican Party, something he had not managed in his two previous efforts. “I am that rare breed, a genuinely moderate Republican,” Brown said.“That makes me an endangered species.” A 32-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, Hsueh— pronounced “Shway”—had championed increased crisis intervention training for all law enforcement personnel to minimize physical and violent interactions. Hsueh took 14 percent of the vote. Brown’s stiffest challenge came from Lieutenant Olmstead, a 30-year veteran of the force, who argued departmental morale had sunk to new lows in large part because Brown had grown dangerously disconnected from the day-to-day realities of running the department because he’s been so focused on statewide issues and Sacramento politics. Brown
2nd District Supervisor: Gregg Hart 5th District Supervisor: Steve Lavagnino County Superintendent of Schools: Susan Salcido District Attorney: Joyce Dudley Treasurer–Tax Collector: Harry Hagen
Governor Gavin Newsom (D) 19,113 33.77 % John Cox (R) 15,268 26.97 % Travis Allen (R) 6,700 11.84 % Antonio Villaraigosa (D) 6,680 11.80 %
United States Senator Dianne Feinstein 24,943 45.57 % James Bradley 7,019 12.82 % Kevin de León 4,581 8.73 %
Caltrans has so far demolished Arroyo Paredon, Toro Canyon Creek, and Romero Canyon bridges as part of the work to restore traffic to State Route 192. They and three other bridges were hit hard by boulders and roaring torrents of mud during the 1/9 Debris Flow. Next on Caltrans’s list is Montecito Creek Bridge. Arroyo Paredon Bridge (pictured) should be back in service by this fall, and Toro Canyon Creek Bridge in August. Bridge-rail replacements at San Ysidro Creek and Toro Canyon will affect traffic until the construction is completed, expected for August.
LAW & DISORDER A Carpinteria man jailed in 2015 for a slew of child pornography charges was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday. Law enforcement conducted a parole search of the home of Christopher Robin Coates, 43, in July 2015 and recovered digital devices containing more than 1,000 images and 128 videos of child pornography. Santa Barbara County court records show that Coates had prior convictions for child pornography possession and sexual assault of a disabled person. At 10:29 p.m. on 6/3, multiple suspects held employees at gunpoint at Trader Joe’s on Milpas Street, stealing an undisclosed amount of cash from the registers before fleeing in a car. Citing the active investigation, Sgt. Riley Harwood with SBPD said he was unable to provide additional details, including how many suspects were involved. He did say,
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Judge Seals Ed Behrens’s Records PAU L WELLM AN F I LE PHOTO
Arguing for the district, Joseph Sholder, with Griffith & Thornburgh, said Noël’s motion to seal the documents didn’t pass the “balancing test” weighing Behrens’s privacy against the public’s right to know the extent of his performance as a leader of a public high school. “I’m not going to base my case [against Behrens] on cherry-picked portions of his file,” Sholder said, nor should Noël. “I want the public to see the whole file,” he added. “We are a public institution. We should be scrutinized.” Judge Maxwell ruled in Behrens’s favor with no explanation. However, she did say that if the case goes to trial, it will be open to the public. Noël agreed. —Keith Hamm
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usted San Marcos High School principal Ed Behrens’s lawsuit against Santa Barbara Unified School District will move forward with several key documents sealed from public viewing. Behrens’s attorney, Leila Noël, with Cappello & Noël, argued in Judge Pauline Maxwell’s courtroom last week that the privacy of personnel files is protected under the California Constitution and district policy. For her client’s case to proceed with those documents open to the public, she added, would be “highly inappropriate and a violation of Mr. Behrens’s rights.” The documents are part of the same file that “shows a positive career trajectory, with generally positive evaluations continuing to the end of the 2016-17 school year,” according to the lawsuit. Behrens is suing for reinstatement and punitive damages. In March, the district’s Board of Education voted to reassign Behrens to a teaching position in the aftermath of a video circulated online in January involving first-year boys threatening the lives of female students. Supporters of Behrens, who is not giving interviews, said he was unfairly blamed for response failures at the district level.
HEAVY LIFTING: The Bucket Brigade’s Abe Powell clears debris from the Ennisbrook public woodlands.
Bucket Brigade Bags Statewide Award
be Powell, the leader of the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, was in Sacramento on Wednesday to accept a Nonprofit of the Year award on behalf of his vast volunteer network that’s been digging out Montecito homes and woodlands damaged by January’s deadly storm. The annual event, hosted by the California Association of Nonprofits, calls for nominations from state senators and assemblymembers; Powell’s nonprofit was Senator HannahBeth Jackson’s pick. “Bucket Brigade volunteers [have] stepped up, grabbed shovels, and dug their neighbors out of the mud and debris that had engulfed their homes and property,” Jackson said. “The Bucket Brigade is a heartwarming example of community coming together to help one another during a time of need.” The Bucket Brigade started on January 28 with about 60 volunteers, a number that now surpasses 3,000. “It’s a huge honor,” Powell said about the award. “We appreci10
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ate the recognition of our model of disaster response, and we hope the attention can help other communities help themselves when disaster strikes.” Powell estimated that volunteers have moved enough mud and debris to fill two million five-gallon buckets. As the nonprofit nears completion of residential cleanup projects, its focus will transition to creating memorials for the 23 Montecito residents killed by the debris flow, establishing a walking path along North Jameson Lane between Olive Mill and San Ysidro roads, and working with other nonprofits to rebuild washedout hiking trails. Powell said he will also spend the next several months fine-tuning what he calls the Bucket Brigade’s “community self-rescue system” to be more highly organized in terms of volunteer coordination, chain of command, and training. “We’re going to be preparing ourselves to do it better if this happens again,” he said. — Keith Hamm
NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D SBCC
Professor Sacked in #MeToo Fallout
ODD MAN OUT? Mark McIntire claimed Santa Barbara City College failed to renew his contract because he’s the “sole faculty voice” supporting “conservatives, libertarians, homeschoolers, and/or Trump voters.”
Mark McIntire Says Controversial Comments Were Protected Free Speech
by Tyler Hayden
he teaching career of longtime Santa Barbara City College professor Mark McIntire came to an abrupt end last week in the midst of the campus’s recent #MeToo controversy. On March 19, the college was alerted to sexual assault allegations against a scheduled guest lecturer, science historian Michael Shermer. The disclosure triggered volleys of legal threats from Shermer, who argued libel and defamation, as well as accusations of harassment against his most vocal defender. Shermer was invited to speak by McIntire, a faculty member in the college’s philosophy department since 1996. In public and private messages, McIntire denounced those who aired the allegations against Shermer as “calumniators” who “secreted” the “venom” of social-justice warriors and launched a “Pearl Harbor sneak-attack” against an innocent man. Though McIntire privately emailed at least four female employees who’d voiced anxiety over Shermer’s appearance, he also singled out chemistry professor Raeanne Napoleon for sending a campus-wide email that cited a news report on Shermer’s alleged assaults. In mid-April, Napoleon filed a Title IX complaint against McIntire that accused him of harassment. Since then, three more faculty members have filed Title IX complaints against McIntire. The City College administration declined to comment on its decision to not rehire McIntire as an adjunct instructor. In public statements, however, McIntire claimed he was told by the philosophy department chair during his teaching evaluation that the topics he chose for his course term papers and exams were too “politically charged,” his Facebook postings were inappropriate, and he failed to grasp “basic philosophical concepts.” The real reason he was let go, McIntire declared on a new GoFundMe page collecting donations for his legal fund,“is that I was the sole faculty voice expressing the cause of marginalized religious, conservatives, libertarians, homeschoolers, and/or Trump voters on staff, faculty, and student population.”
McIntire said that “every word in any and all emails” he sent was protected free speech under the 1st and 14th amendments, and he vowed to press his case through City College’s internal appeals channels and “at every level of the civil judicial system.” At the school’s May 24 Board of Trustees meeting, McIntire also accused City College of trading a diversity of ideas in its hiring choices for “a diversity of superficialities, people who are members of categories, such as ethnicity, genital configurations, immigration status, incarceration ….” Shermer himself implored City College to reinstate McIntire. “Please don’t go down this route,” he asked. “[McIntire] is a good man who cares about facts, truth, and justice, and in a free society and college community that cherishes such values, he should not be punished for that.” During the same May 24 meeting, history professor Danielle Swiontek discussed the publication of a zine by a student group — STAND — that formed in response to the Shermer incident and what is described as the college’s inadequate protection of Napoleon and other female faculty members from his and McIntire’s reported bullying. The zine contains stories of rape, discrimination, and male SBCC staff allegedly soliciting female students. Swiontek called it a “powerful and horrifying” depiction of issues the college has failed to acknowledge. Patricia Stark, a journalism professor and president of the college’s Academic Senate, told the trustees that Napoleon didn’t act alone when she sent her March 19 all-campus email. Many others shared her concerns. “There was definitely a group of tenured faculty involved in this before the email went out,” Stark explained. “I could have easily been the one who sent the email.” Napoleon again asked for the college’s legal and financial support to defend her from what she described as the incident’s continuing fallout. “The administration is still distressingly silent in protecting us from ongoing harassment,” she said.“It should not be so hard to get the college to do what is legally and morally right.” n INDEPENDENT.COM
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NEW SCHOOL: A recent workshop at La Casa de la Raza discussed ethnic studies as a high school requirement.
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he Ethnic Studies Now! Coalition’s annual block party, held at La Casa de la Raza late last month, kicked off with workshops on ethnic studies in academic settings and followed with food, art, and bands. The coalition is working to make ethnic studies coursework a requirement for high school graduation in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Currently, the district offers electives in Chicano studies, Mexican-American literature, and a class on societal power structures called Social Dialogues. However, not all students are aware that these courses are offered, said Fabiola Gonzalez, the coalition’s founder in Santa Barbara, adding that offering such coursework as electives “doesn’t guarantee money will be allocated … or that teachers are going to be properly trained.” Gonzalez launched the Santa Barbara chapter in 2015 after attending Cal State Northridge, where she majored in Chicano/a studies. “Every student deserves that opportunity
to be exposed,” said Gonzalez, who was unaware the courses were being offered when she attended Santa Barbara High. Gonzalez sits on the High School Graduation Requirements Committee and is working with the district to develop an ethnic studies program. When the proposal is ready, Gonzalez and the coalition will present the proposal to the district’s Board of Education as a voting item. The coalition cites multiple studies showing the positive impacts that ethnic studies courses can have on all students, including improvements in GPA, school attendance, civic engagement, and student-body cohesiveness. “There is a need [for students] to see themselves in what they’re doing,” Gonzalez said, adding that students are not calling it ethnic studies by name but are talking about courses that are more inclusive and reading literature that includes characters like them. “We don’t represent the community; we are the community,” she said. — Blanca Garcia
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arents with Future Leaders of America (FLA) wore black shirts with the hashtag #JusticiaEducativa—#EducationalJustice—at their forum last week at the Louise Lowry Davis Center. Half a dozen volunteer parents, led by FLA parent organizer Olivia Carranza, presented their eightmonth-long project on the reasons behind low college-attendance rates in the Latino community. The presenting parents and those in the crowd have kids across all grade levels, and they all express a great desire for their children to have the same access to college as their white peers. They identified that the largest deterrent between Latino students and entry to a four-year college or university was their completion of A-G subject requirements, defined as history/social science, English, math, laboratory science, a language other than English, visual and performing arts, and college-preparatory electives. To be eligible for a four-year, students must complete A-G requirements in high school. According to FLA, this information, more often than not, reaches students and
parents too late. Last year, only 43.9 percent of Latinos in the Santa Barbara Unified School District completed their A-Gs. This is an increase from the 2012-13 school year, when the figure was 29.8 percent. But it’s still not good enough, parents agreed. Parents expressed concern about students who speak a language other than English at home. Many of those students are classified as EL (English learners) or ESL (English as a second language) and placed in corresponding classrooms, unable to take college-prep coursework until they pass a proficiency exam that has been criticized as too rigorous by UC Berkeley’s Center for Latino Policy Research. Vicente Garcia, a lead organizer for FLA, was himself classified as ESL while at the district. FLA parents are proposing that the district align high school graduation requirements with A-G. The process to achieve this is underway, said school boardmember Ismael Paredes Ulloa. Until then, FLA parents said they will continue to educate other parents. —Blanca Garcia
NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D HEALTH CARE
Too Many Cesarean Sections Birthing Trend Jumped to One in Three in 20 Years
by Blanca Garcia or low-risk, first-time moms, Santa Bar- ing rates. The new moms have higher rates bara’s Cottage Hospital had a Cesar- of hemorrhage, transfusions, infection, ean-section rate of 29.5 percent — a blood clots, and even risk of death. After number that’s too high, according a mother has a C-section, the likelihood of to Covered California, the state’s market- having a C-section for subsequent births place for health insurance. The percentage is more than 90 percent. Some hospitals, does not meet Covered California’s recom- including Cottage, have banned vaginal mended rate of 23.9 percent, set for the end birth after cesarean (VBAC). of 2019, and it has threatened to remove Among the number of factors that hospitals from its insurance network that contribute to California’s high Cesarean do not meet the mark. The data was culled rates, one major component is efficiency. from 2016 by Cal Hospital Compare, which If a hospital is understaffed or is working reports on hospital peraround major holidays, it formance statewide. is much faster and more Cal Hospital Comefficient to schedule a A woman in labor who is told 45-minute C-section than pare has not yet released data for 2017, but Cotwait for vaginal delivery. her baby’s life is at risk is in Laurel Phillips, a licensed tage’s information offino position to look up what cer Maria Zate said that midwife and founder and the literature actually says. the hospital’s C-section president of Santa Barbarate has dropped to 22.4 ra’s Birth Center, suggested — Laurel Phillips, percent for 2017, meetthat some women may be Santa Barbara Birth Center persuaded into delivering ing Covered Califorvia C-section.“A woman in nia’s benchmark. “Like labor who is told her baby’s many hospitals around the country, we are continuing to make life is at risk is in no position to look up what improvements on ways to keep our C-sec- the literature actually says,” Phillips said. “A tion rates low while keeping the safety of woman who is told her labor is taking too mother and baby our top priority,” Zate said long and [that she] needs a Cesarean may just need more time.” The C-section rate at in a statement. While the World Health Organization the birthing center is 5 percent, Phillips said. considers the ideal percentage to be 10-15 Other critics point to financial incenpercent, between 1997 and 2015 there was a tives as the leading factor for high C-section dramatic increase in C-sections from one rates. In California, the cost of a C-section in five births to one in three nationwide. In is more than 25 percent higher than that of a recent interview on NPR, Dr. Lance Lang, a vaginal birth, meaning that a hospital can Covered California’s chief medical officer, earn more as it bills a patient’s insurance. explained the dangers of what he described One step that can reduce high C-section as a culture of high C-sections. “When a rates is educating patients and health-care woman goes to a hospital, it’s the culture of providers. Melinda DeHoyes, the obstetrics the hospital that really determines whether director at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, or not she gets a Cesarean section, not so said she keeps her staff well-informed. “The much her own health,” he said. staff, both physicians and nurses, know the Although C-sections can save lives, when potential risks associated with an unnecperformed unnecessarily the procedure can essary Cesarean section,” she said. “Therelead to complications for both mother and fore, we do not schedule Cesarean sections newborn. Babies born via C-section have unless medically necessary.” Coming in at higher rates of infection, respiratory com- 18.7 percent for 2016, Lompoc hospital was plications, and neonatal intensive care stays, recognized for the second year in a row for and, as the mom recovers, lower breastfeed- beating the 23.9 percent mark. n
A one-car traffic collision on southbound Highway 101 at 1:40 a.m. on 6/2 left one person dead and another injured. The driver, 31-year-old Kyle Jesse Maysey from Mission Viejo, drove off the highway just before the Olive Mill Road off-ramp, hitting a streetlamp and a tree. He sustained major injuries from the collision. His passenger, 23-year-old Laura Kristine Rose, also of Mission Viejo, died of injuries at the scene. According to California Highway Patrol
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is now stepping down as head of the California State Sheriffs’ Association. Olmstead — backed strongly by the S.B. County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association and the county firefighters’ union — won 31.6 percent. Brown took exception to Olmstead’s critique, stating, “That’s just my opponents trying to turn one of my political strengths into a liability.” Brown said his connections in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., have served the department well, allowing him to compete for more funds, under better terms, for the new North County Jail than had he not been so politically engaged outside the county. “That’s just what modern day sheriffs have to do,” he said. “It’s what the role demands.” Both Hsueh and Olmstead got into the race very late, well after the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow. To wage a credible challenge Auditor-Controller-elect Betsy Schaffer against an entrenched incumbent at that stage is a steep challenge, barring major scan- rights proposals. dals.“It says something when the majority of Although Vidal, Gutierrez’s chief rival, was public safety endorses me,” said Olmstead, also a Democrat, he’d received substantial who spent election night at Figueroa Moun- donations from real estate interests genertain Brewing Co. in Buellton.“It says we need ally hostile to tenants’ rights protections. On change. Hopefully we’re still able to get it.” election night, Gutierrez thanked the DemHsueh noted with a grin, “I spent $2.68 ocratic Party, Councilmember Gregg Hart, per vote while Olmstead spent $11.39 and the and Mayor Murillo before giving a shoutsheriff spent $8.64. That’s real fiscal respon- out to his girlfriend, Geordie Scully, whom sibility,” adding, “I’m just saying.” For his efforts, Hsueh was saluted by the Democratic Party faithfuls celebrating at Casa Blanca restaurant,“Eddie! Eddie! Eddie.” More substantively, Hsueh said his campaign helped highlight the need to fund more and better mental-health training for officers. He noted that the proposed budget the supervisors will soon vote on now has funding for a full-time position for mental-health training Longtime political consultant Molly Culver (center) and support. Currently, that position has been funded for only six hours a week. he affectionately described as his “partner in In the much-watched District 3 race for crime.” The two could frequently be seen in the Santa Barbara City Council, Oscar Guti- recent weeks, walking precincts. In the race for auditor-controller, Betsy errez, 34, a videographer/reporter for Santa Barbara’s public access TV, won a council Schaffer prevailed decisively over Jen Chrisseat by securing just 538 votes. His closest tensen with a strong push from local Demorival, Michael Vidal, took 369. Gutierrez will cratic Party activists. The seat was open, fill out the remainder of the term of former and Schaffer enjoyed support from her two District 3 representative Cathy Murillo, who predecessors, of whom Christensen had stepped down when she was elected mayor been outspokenly critical throughout the last November. When Murillo ran for the campaign. In addition, Christensen alleged District 3 seat — which represents the city’s Schaffer had a conflict of interest because largest minority-majority district, the city’s the Auditor-Controller’s office relied on Westside — she won with about 940 votes. a business program invented by Schaffer’s Murillo backed Gutierrez to the hilt through- ex-husband and from which, she alleged, out this campaign, donating $5,000 to his Schaffer had materially benefited. Schaffer effort and walking precincts on his behalf. denied the allegations, and the dogged veheGiven the council’s complex web of alle- mence with which Christensen leveled these giances and bruised feelings now going back charges wound up backfiring. On election several generations, Gutierrez’s win marks night, Schaffer was light and goofy, partya significant victory not just for Gutierrez, ing with the Democrats and thanking them but for the mayor and the Democratic Party for their support. As a numbers person, she as well. concluded her remarks with a riddle about More substantively, Gutierrez — who numbers. “Why is six afraid of seven?” she campaigned as a “poor kid from the West- asked. “Because seven eight [ate] nine.” side who did good,” he said — will provide the Democratic Congressmember Salud Carcouncil’s much needed seventh vote. As such, bajal, as expected, was the top vote-getter in he could play the role of tiebreaker on a host a three-way race for the 24th Congressional of controversial housing measures that have District against two Republicans. Carbajal been held in abeyance pending the outcome went home with 54 percent of the vote, while of this election, including a raft of tenants’ his three-time Republican challenger Jus-
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How S.B. Voted cont’d 24th Congressional District Salud Carbajal (D) 30,481 54.49 % Justin Fareed (R) 20,742 37.08 % Michael Erin Woody (R) 4,636 8.29 %
California 37th Assembly District Monique Limón (D) 24,059 85.2 % David Norrdin (D) 1,903 6.74 % Sofia Collin (D) 1,592 5.64 %
California Ballot Measures Prop. 68: Park Bonds Yes 30,037 55.17 % No 24,411 44.83 %
tin Fareed won 37 percent and newcomer Prop. 69: Michael Erin Woody from Morro Bay won Transportation Revenue Use 8 percent. Carbajal, a first-term congressmember and well-known county supervisor Yes 45,047 86.62 % before that, is a prodigious fundraiser who No 9,477 17.38 % accumulated a $1 million more than Fareed, who helps run his family’s sports medical Prop. 70: device business. Cap-and-Trade Revenue Restriction From the beginning, this race has always Yes 18,020 34.59 % been about the November runoff. Fareed’s imperative was to perform credibly enough No 34,079 65.41 % to attract significant sums of Republican money for a district that’s seen as moderProp. 71: ately competitive by party strategists. Had Effective Date Ballot Measures Democrats found themselves effectively Yes 42,587 81.04 % locked out of runoff elections for highly No 9,963 18.96 % competitive congressional seats in Orange County, that would have freed up more outProp. 72: side cash for Fareed. As of this writing, howRain-Capture Property Tax Exclusion ever, the outcome of those Orange County races remains uncertain. As a first-term Yes 47,108 87.45 % Democrat, Carbajal has wasted few opporNo 6,759 12.55 % tunities attacking the policies of President Trump and the Republican majority. Fareed, by contrast, has tried to walk a challenging tightrope, neither embracing nor disavowing Trump but seeking instead to carve out a nebulous inbetween. Fareed issued a statement asking Woody and his supporters for their votes come November. “Washington is broken,” Fareed stated, and needs “a new generation of leadership” to fix it. FROM LEFT: Outgoing city councilmember Gregg Hart with councilmembers Measure T was argu- Kristen Sneddon and Eric Friedman, Councilmember-elect Oscar Gutierrez, ably the single biggest Mayor Cathy Murillo, and Councilmember Jason Dominguez. local ticket on Tuesday’s ballot. The countywide cannabis tax, which is vices District, which voters approved only expected to generate anywhere from $5 mil- last year, as a vehicle of limited self-goverlion to $25 million annually, won overwhelm- nance. At that time, no funding stream had ingly with 75 percent of the vote even though been designated. The new tax is expected to no campaign was organized on its behalf. The generate $642,000 dollars a year. Many landDemocratic Party paid for one pro-Measure lords, wary of new tenant protections that they fear the new district might get behind, T campaign mailer; that was it. In Isla Vista, the utility user fee opposed opposed the funding measure, arguing that by landlords also passed overwhelmingly, increased costs will likely get passed along by nearly 83 percent of the vote. This fee — to tenants. Measure R supporters countered known as Measure R — will be used to fund that rents in Isla Vista will go up no matter the newly formed Isla Vista Community Ser- what because they always have. n
NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D
Too Insane to Know Right from Wrong? PAU L WELLM AN F I LE PHOTO
ick Holzer was too deeply psychotic to know right from wrong the night he killed his parents, two sons, and the family dog, testified psychiatrist Howard Babus at Holzer’s sanity hearing this week. Babus, an expert witness called by defense attorney Christine Voss, argued that Holzer is not guilty by reason of insanity. Babus worked 32 years for the county’s Psychiatric Health Facility, where he encountered Holzer in 1998 after he’d been placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold for three nights. At the time, Babus said, Holzer was all but catatonic after having stabbed himself in the abdomen with a kitchen knife. On a mentalillness scale of 1 to 10, Babus said he’d rank Holzer a 9.5 at the time, the same number he gave after listening to Holzer’s taped interview by Sheriff’s Office deputies hours after the killings in 2014. Holzer had cycled in and out of deeply delusional and psychotic states since his first breakdown in 1995, Babus said. Since then, he has suffered from profound delusions that he was one of the most evil beings on the planet and that he would spend an eternity in hell. According to Voss, Holzer believed he needed to kill his family to save them from the damnation awaiting him. That Holzer lacked the capacity to know right from wrong morally would be the key finding for Judge Brian Hill to rule Holzer not guilty. Prosecuting attorney Ron Zonen pressed Babus to explain how someone so deeply
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MOTHERSHIP DESCENDS: If you thought pot made you paranoid, you ain’t seen noth-
ing yet. Fasten your seatbelts, and get ready for the garrison state, replete with 24/7 private security details, video-camera sentries, motion detectors, vibration sensors, bulletproof windows, armored delivery vehicles, and scads of well-paid employees each wearing panic buttons. That’s right, panic buttons. All of the above was discussed in gory detail at last Friday’s public dog-’n’-pony show as six potential cannabis-dispensary operators competed for the three retail spaces the Santa Barbara City Council will allow within city limits. Of those six, three are proposed for State Street. Would-be operators sought to exceed any expectations concerning security. For those intent on chasing the homeless out of downtown, it quickly became clear that pot shops were an answer to their prayers. To be fair, one operator— Ryan Kunkel out of Seattle —took a less militaristic approach. Kunkel and his crew are hoping to open a Have a Heart dispensary on the 1000 block of State Street, which they described as “modern intuitive meets Spanish colonial.” Being from Seattle, they were big into algorithms, which presumably they would use to identify those at risk of becoming homeless and train them in the lucrative art of trimming weed. At least that was the plan. Welcome to the brave new world.
Friday’s room was populated by steely guys with bulging biceps who wore too-tight
suits and sported the sort of facial hair one expects on Israeli commandos. They sought to soften the vibe by highlighting the number of children they’d sired. One had four, another five. Just as I started worrying about testosterone poisoning, the Seattle group took the stage, fronted by a Santa Barbara woman who was seven months pregnant. It was very reassuring. Or something. Most of the applicants are big-time operators from other towns and other states: places like Colorado, Seattle, Arizona, and San Diego. They had local fronts. The Colorado outfit with designs on Chapala Street brought in a couple of Santa Barbara real estate dudes, not to mention singer Kenny Loggins, Santa Barbara’s one-man philanthropic band. The Arizona outfit put Clay Holdren, owner of Holdren’s steakhouse on lower State Street, on their board and hired wild-haired S.B. architect Henry Lenny. He answered questions about environmental concerns by riffing movingly about growing up dirt poor on a dirt floor in Mexico without water or electricity. Huh? One of the great ironies of legalization is the vast increase in law enforcement action it will spawn. A sizable chunk of the $5 million-$25 million that recreational cannabis taxes are expected to generate for Santa Bar-
bara County will be spent on eradication and enforcement actions. The new breed of legal operators — such as Adrian Sedlin, whose company Canndescent is headquartered here but operates out of Desert Hot Springs — is demanding a crackdown on the pot black market, which, counterintuitively, has actually grown since cannabis was legalized. Turns out the taxes are sky-high and the cost of compliance too prohibitive for most dealers to go straight. A whole lot of enforcement could be coming our way. Sedlin happened to be the first applicant out the gate. He won few friends fast and quickly lost even those. If you read the trade journals, Sedlin is routinely hailed as a visionary genius. No doubt that’s true. What I saw was a shameless mansplainer in full flower. After some citizens expressed concern that kids might get the wrong idea if cannabis were allowed on State Street, Sedlin all but jumped down their throats.“Get your facts right. The world is not flat,” he lectured. “The world is changing. It’s actually round. And cannabis is part of it.” This diatribe inflamed one spectacularly muscled man whose family formerly owned a blow-dry bar on State Street. He blistered Sedlin for insulting him and everyone in the room. He then blistered the idea of pot shops anywhere on State Street. The fact that Mr. Muscles had been circulating a petition to keep State Street cannabis-free gave rise to speculation from the Peanut Gallery, where I sat, that he might actually be a shill for the one and only shop proposed for Chapala Street. Even with a scorecard, it was hard to keep up.
Sedlin, however, could flex his semi-local authority; he has lived here since 2001. He is hot to have a flagship in Santa Barbara the same way Starbucks has one in Seattle and Nike has one in Portland. It would be, he said, a mix of Apple meets Louis Vuitton. That’s right, he said Louis Vuitton. Stealing the show, however, was Graham Farrar, who actually grew up in Goleta before dropping out of school, working for a start-up called Sonos, and then starting up companies of his own. Now he’s doubling down on cannabis. Farrar, who holds 10 licenses with the state and is growing the hell out of his Carpinteria greenhouses, hopes to open a shop— Apple meets cannabis, he said—at the corner of De la Vina and Mission streets. Making the case for Farrar was City College Foundation’s Geoff Green, Santa Barbara’s equivalent of Walter Cronkite. Green, the gentlest philanthropic arm-twister in town, lauded Farrar for the generosity he is soon to display. Also singing Farrar’s praise was former police lieutenant John Thayer, a city cop for 31 years and head of security at the Santa Barbara Bowl for the last 20. Throw in John Bennett, owner of Brophy Brothers, and Farrar had the blessing of everyone this side of Saint Junípero Serra. A committee of five unnamed city administrators will now visit the sites of all six proposed operations to cull the herd in half. A final decision is expected at the month’s end. It’s all interesting. It’s necessary. It makes tons of sense. But I stopped smoking pot because it made me paranoid. What do I have to stop now? — Nick Welsh
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f students in your school district were organizing to gain a better education, asking for more core classes, and attempting to raise their grade point averages, lower their dropout rates, and increase graduation and college matriculation rates, wouldn’t you think those worthy endeavors? That’s exactly what students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) are doing. Since 2015, district students have been working with several organizations and nonprofits, along with the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Their goal is the institution of ethnic studies (ES) courses throughout the curriculum. Fabiola Gonzalez leads a discussion during an Their idea is to modify SBUSD’s existing gradEthnic Studies Now! film night. uation requirements to include a UC- and CSUtransferable ES course of five units; that’s one semester. The ES classes to be developed would Ethnic studies classes speak directly to numbers be aligned with the current educational standards four through eight, more than half of the state’s and A-G subject category requirements. Students are concerns. proposing classes from women’s studies to indigenous Right now, 11 districts in the state require ES courses people’s studies with everything in between. The rea- for graduation. The California Teachers Association soning behind the proposal is based on scholastic passed a motion in 2014 stating, “CTA supports the findings. efforts of all California school districts and locals in SBUSD has seen an achievement gap within its making Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement, so student population. Students of color tend to have that all students have an opportunity to learn about lower GPAs, lower graduation rates, higher dropout our cultural diversity and history.” This is important because our state is a widely numbers, and fewer college enrollments than white students. The statistics are listed at the Santa Barbara diverse place. We all need to know each other’s stories County Education Office website. Or you can see all if we’re going to live in a cooperative way at school, in district numbers compiled at the California Depart- our neighborhoods, and on the job. I have witnessed firsthand the dedication of our ment of Education site. Several studies from across the nation have shown local students because I am a member of this dispositive shifts when ethnic studies classes are added to trict’s Ethnic Studies Now! (ESN!) coalition. Students, district coursework. This is true not only for students their parents and teachers, alumni of our three high of color but for white students as well. The results schools, and SBCC and UCSB professors, along with are remarkably similar regardless of academic level, immense support from Just Communities and The elementary through college. Links to a representa- Fund for Santa Barbara and other area organizations, tive number of these studies are on the California have been working very hard. Students and their statewide Ethnic Studies Now website, ethnicstudies supporters have gathered thousands of signatures now.com. The survey of current research in the field through a petition drive and compiled hundreds of “The Academic and Social Value of Ethnic Studies: A letters and emails forwarded to district officials. Students have held educational forums on each Research Review” by Dr. Christine Sleeter is a good place to start. Her survey of the studies shows not only high school campus regarding the importance of ethacademic improvement but a growth in community nic studies. They have also organized concerts around cohesiveness and involvement as well, negating the the community, raised funds in a multiplicity of ways, false argument that ES divides students against one and put on their third annual Block Party May 26 at La Casa de la Raza, which had educational workshops, another. The state has made it clear that there are eight entertainment, and food. major priorities when it comes to education: For the past several months, ESN! members have been meeting with district officials to bring the issue of mandatory ES classes for graduation before the (1) Appropriate assignment of teachers of the school board for a vote. Boardmembers have been school district involved with ESN! and district officials to create the (2) Implementation of the academic content best possible ES curriculum for our district. and performance standards While the district has developed an impressive list of courses for teachers, parents, and students to (3) Parental involvement increase cultural competency in our community, (4) Pupil achievement none of these wonderful workshops and classes is required. Also, cultural competency does not have the (5) Pupil engagement successful track record of improving GPAs, gradua(6) School climate tion rates, attendance, or college matriculation, nor of closing the achievement gap, that ES classes do. (7) Pupil access to, and enrollment in, If you have any questions regarding ES or the a broad course of study proposed graduation requirement, please visit ethnic (8) Pupil outcomes n studiesnow.com.
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David Elmer Morelli 10/27/28 – 05/28/18
Sailor, Soldier, Acoustic Technician and Author of over 100 books - passed away peacefully on May 28th, 2018, in Santa Barbara. David was born on October 27th, 1928, at the original Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He and his twin brother Johnny were born to John & Mae Morelli, who lived in Goleta. David’s father, John, was the grandnephew of the late Pio Pico, the last Mexican Governor of old California from 1845 to 1846. In July of 1945, at the age of 16, David left home in search of high adventure and joined the U.S. Merchant Marines. While serving, he sailed on four different ships, the SS Dynastic, the SS Benjamin H. Grierson, the SS Surprise and the SS Murray M. Blum. During this period, he was able to explore many countries such as Italy, Philippines, China, Japan and Brazil. In 1948, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed for Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Soon after, as an acting Staff Sergeant, he transferred to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Signal School for Telephone Communications training. Upon graduation from Signal School, he was transferred to the U.S. Constabulary, 97th Signal Battalion, “B” Troop, at Panzer Kaserne in Germany. While stationed in Germany, he met his future wife, Susie C. Binder. They married on September 16, 1950 and spent the next 53 years together until Susie’s death on July 17, 2003. In 1951, they returned to the United States where David was stationed at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he went to work for the U.S. Navy in Indianapolis, working on high priority government contracts. In 1953, David and Susie returned to Santa Barbara where he joined the U.S. Army Reserve. In November 1955, David re-enlisted and was stationed in Korea for 18 months where he served as a Supply Sergeant for the 8th Army, 181st Signal Depot. He returned from Korea in 1957, and was transferred to Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He went into training at Surface to Air Missile School (Ajax & Hercules) at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. After completing Air Missile & Nuclear Warhead School, he became an instructor in this field. David was 18
promoted to Sergeant First Class (E6) and was discharged in March of 1962, serving a total of 12 years in the Army. Upon returning to Santa Barbara in 1962, David went to work at Delco/General Motors in Goleta, in the Sea Operations Department as an Acoustic Calibration Specialist. While at Delco, he facilitated the building of four different laboratories: Acoustic Calibration, Transducer Development, Marine Science, and Radio Communications. He also worked on the Santa Cruz Acoustic Range Facility (SCARF) on Santa Cruz island. He retired from General Motors 26 years later. You are invited to join his family for a Memorial Celebration of David on Thursday, June 21st at 12:30 pm at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 3721 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara. Reception to follow.
06/08/43 – 09/16/17
1955 in Indianapolis IN to Phyllis J. and Maurice L. Moore. She attended parochial school and, after graduating from Bishop Chatard High School in 1974, attended Indiana University in Bloomington. She stayed in the Hoosier State until the Blizzard of 1978 convinced her to head West, by train, seeking sunnier climates which she found in Santa Barbara. Debbie was proprietress there of Uptown Thrift and later The Mermaid's Chest, where many will fondly recall her as the "Hat Lady." She will be remembered by all who have known her for her kind and gentle heart, adventurous spirit, generous nature, hearty laughter and those beautiful blue eyes. Debbie loved her four-legged cat friends, was an expert fisherwoman, and spent many wonderful and memorable vacations with her family in Nags Head NC. Debbie leaves behind her loving partner of 30 years, Larry Jones, her mother, Phyllis, sisters Terry (Tim) Kulik, Cindy (Richard) Louden, 2 nieces, 1 nephew, 4 great nephews and many dear friends, neighbors and kindred spirits who will miss her dearly. Debbie was preceded in death by her father, Maurice, and infant sister, Robin J. Her family would like to give special thanks to all the kind, caring and gentle souls at Assisted Hospice Care who provided extraordinary care and support to Debbie and Larry. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Sarah House in Santa Barbara whose support, care and kindness meant so much.
Kathryn Lannon Garnett 03/05/35 – 05/18/18 You always said that 8 was your lucky number but really it was ours! It was the day you came into this world and touched all of our lives in your own special way. We all miss you so much!
Deborah Lynn Moore 12/26/55 – 05/27/18
Deborah Lynn Moore, 62, of Santa Barbara, crossed over to her next journey on May 27, 2018. Her light shone bright while here amongst us. Shine on, you crazy diamond. Debbie was born December 26,
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Kathryn Lannon Garnett nee’ Meade, has passed peacefully, surrounded by family. Though born in Seattle, Katie was from an old California family. As had her mother, Lannon Merrill, she attended Los Angeles High School and, in her grandmother’s footsteps, the University of Colorado - where she affiliated with Delta Gamma. In 1956 she met the love of her life, William G. Garnett and together they had four children Bill (Audrey) of Molokai, Hawaii, twins Tom (Jana) & John (Emily Max) and Mary (John Kuch), all namesakes of her husband, brother, father and grandmother Mary Elizabeth Lannon. Katie was active
in the flower business for years in Palos Verdes, where she and Bill made their home. In her floral work, she spent many happy years arranging the decor for weddings, birthdays and other events in the greater Los Angeles area. When their children were grown, Katie & Bill relocated to Santa Barbara to be near them. Katie was known for her wonderful smile and irrepressible social instincts and skills - as an example she recently summoned family and friends far and wide to an elegant home on the beach in Carpinteria. It was to be her farewell party. Katie was preceded in departing for heaven by her husband of many years, Bill. She leaves seven grandchildren, many friends from school days and times in Santa Barbara and her brother, Thomas M. Meade of Pacific Palisades. Services pending.
Margaret “Peggy” Jean (Loch) Hall 06/03/28 – 05/29/18
many Adult Ed classes including creative writing, basket-making, quilting, and cross-stitch, and was active in sorority and Mothers’ Group since the early 1950’s. Peggy is survived by her husband Glenn, daughters Laurie (Dennis Krueger) Thurber and Sue (Rick) Graff. Peggy was a second mom to Rick (Colleen) McCulley. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Holly (Ryan) Palmerston, Kara (Frank) Hale, Erica Graff, Brandon (Keri) McCulley, and Evan (Anika) McCulley; nine great grandchildren; and sweet kitty Tina. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Santa Barbara Humane Society or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care. The family wishes to thank the Sansum medical staff. A Celebration of Life will be held at the family home on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 1:00PM. Laurie 805-252-6744 or Sue 805-450-6351.
Born to Thomas Loch and Jessie (Poole) Loch on June 3, 1928, and a second generation Santa Barbaran, Peggy was a life-long Santa Barbara resident. She graduated from SBHS in 1946 and married Illinois transplant Glenn R. Hall in 1950. Together they raised two daughters, Laurie Thurber and Susan Graff. Peggy was the family memory keeper, organizer, and hostess. She was quiet but opinionated, with a good sense of humor. Peggy was the bookkeeper for Glenn’s business, Oliver Plumbing, for 42 years and kept the office running smoothly. After a 6-week tour of Europe on $5 a day in 1962, one of Peggy’s passions became sharing the delight of travel with family and friends. Countless trips to Europe, the Caribbean, and throughout North America created an appreciation for travel within the family, and some of their fondest memories. Another passion of Peggy’s was genealogy. Her research, spanning more than four decades, revealed family ancestry back to the 1500’s. Peggy and Glenn enjoyed an active social life including Friday night card playing with long-time friends, weekly Happy Hour with water volleyball teammates, concerts in the park, and summer family volleyball picnics. In her free time, Peggy attended
Cornelia Koke lived a full life and will never be forgotten for her smile, laughter and beautiful accent. Born in Leerdam, Holland, in 1928, she emigrated with her husband, Albertus Koke, to New Zealand, America, Australia then back to America, finally settling down in Goleta, California. When Connie wasn't busy raising her three sons, she was an avid baker, loved to garden, and spent her evenings crocheting and knitting clothes and blankets for her children, grandchildren, and later for numerous charities. She is survived by her three sons and their wives, Rob and Renee, Ed and Debbie, and Rene and Marisa, seven grandchildren, Danielle and her husband Matt and their son Sutter, Vanessa, Miranda and her fiancé Mike, Olivia and her husband Sean, Erica, Alex, and Connor. Although she will be dearly missed, she is now reunited with her husband of sixty-four years in heaven. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Serenity House, 930 Miramonte Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, June 6th 1:30 pm Goleta Valley Church 595 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta
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he upcoming “deal” with Hollister Ranch Owners’ Association [independent.com/hollistersettles] is baloney. California beaches are public up to the high-tide mark. All the beaches in California, with the exception of military bases, are public. Even the beach below San Onofre nuclear power plant is open to the public. The settlement would allow access only by sea to less than one mile of the 8.5 miles of beaches below Hollister Ranch. Only surfboards, paddleboards, kayaks, or soft-bottomed boats would be allowed to land on the beach. The settlement was signed by the California State Coastal Conservancy, the state Coastal Commission, and the ranch homeowners. Hollister Ranch Owners’ Association is challenging California’s landmark Coastal Act, which allows the public access to beaches. Our public beaches are for all of us, not just those fortunate enough to live on Hollister Ranch. Thankfully, in granting preliminary approval, Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Colleen Sterne asked that the terms of the settlement be made known to the public. We must let her know that this is unacceptable. The executive director of the Coastal Commission, Jack Ainsworth, said he is looking for public feedback. Please, let’s all let Judge Sterne, the Coastal Commission’s Ainsworth, and the Coastal Conservancy know that we think the giving up of public beaches is —Karen Kozlov, Santa Ynez unconscionable.
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ow is Sambo’s still a thing? Post-mudslide, while the 101 freeway was closed, I was walking to dinner in Santa Barbara with my coworkers because my company put us up for a week in a hotel near Stearns Wharf. As we walked past Sambo’s Restaurant, a coworker explained the name is a slur for black men. Though I lived in Santa Barbara for several years, I never took note of this restaurant or its sign. A cursory
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THE BLACK DAHLIA NEVER DIES
n a September night in 1943,
a Santa Barbara police officer worked the camera for a routine mug shot. Staring into the lens was a 19-yearold female arrested at El Paseo Restaurant’s bar for underage drinking. The resulting black-and-white photograph, with the young woman’s dark, curly hair framing a face both defiant and vulnerable, has since become iconic. It’s the face of Elizabeth Short, known now as the Black Dahlia, who was brutally murdered in Los Angeles shortly after World War II. The 1947 crime grabbed national headlines when her body was found surgically bisected at the waist, drained of blood and bizarrely mutilated. The murder remains unsolved. Another high-profile cold case with Santa Barbara connections—the Golden State Killer—resurfaced in April with the arrest of Joseph DeAngelo, 72, a Sacramento County resident who has been charged with a dozen homicides from the 1970s and 1980s, including a pair of double murders near Goleta. The 71-year-old Black Dahlia case isn’t likely to get a similar resolution via arrest and courtroom prosecution. The killer is probably dead, so no formal conviction will be had. Even so, the grisly crime has staked out a lasting hold on the public imagination.
Santa Barbara Connection In 1943, Elizabeth Short lived briefly in Santa Barbara in a courtyard bungalow still standing on West Montecito Street, now hidden behind a concrete wall next to a 7-Eleven. Earlier that year she worked at Camp Cooke, a U.S. Army training post where Vandenberg Air Force Base stands today. Her time in Santa Barbara County nevertheless figured prominently in Los Angeles detectives’ investigation into her murder and continues to stir the interest of many today—including writers, filmmakers, amateur detectives, a Santa Barbara City College professor, and, more recently, a former CIA officer, Douglas Laux, who is reexamining the case for an upcoming podcast series. Laux, like many, had heard of the Black Dahlia but knew little beyond the famous nickname. Through his research he has since discovered the picture often painted of Short — including that she was a prostitute — is false. “Hopefully with the podcast, people will unlearn a lot of these ‘facts,’ ” said Laux, a New York–based writer who produced a recent Discovery Channel show tracking drug lord Pablo Escobar’s money. The Black Dahlia podcast is expected to be released this fall and will run about 10 episodes.
Rose Tattoo The local ties from Short’s brief stay in Santa Barbara radiate primarily from the involvement of the arresting police officer, Mary Unkefer, in ways that became public after the murder as well as through connections uncovered more recently by the Santa Barbara Independent.
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After the murder, Unkefer told newspaper reporters Short had stayed with her in the days after the arrest until the juvenile court released her on probation and sent her home to Massachusetts. “She was very good looking, with beautiful dark hair and fair skin,” she told one Los Angeles paper. “She dressed nicely and was a long way from being a barfly.” Unkefer let drop another detail: Short had a rose tattoo on her left thigh, something that turned out to be a gruesome piece of the case. The murderer cut the tattoo from Short’s thigh and reportedly inserted it into a body cavity, records from the period indicate. Details about the tattoo were intentionally withheld from the public as a way to weed out the many people who came forward to confess to the murder at the time. “Mary Unkefer is one of the few people who had ever seen it,” said Laux. Unkefer’s comments to the press are the only
reason the public knows about a detail the police essentially hinged their case on, he said. Since the Los Angeles Police Department considers the case unsolved, its files are sealed, and the tattoo’s exact appearance remains a mystery to this day.
Lens to the Past Short’s arrest report was made public for the first time by the Santa Barbara Police Department at the Independent’s request, according to Sergeant Joshua Morton, a current department spokesperson. The report shows Short lived in the city only a week before the El Paseo bar incident. She then was moved to a house owned by Unkefer, located where the Victoria Court parking lot is today.
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As the arresting officer at the time, Unkefer almost certainly would have taken the young woman’s now-famous mug shot as well as her fingerprints, Morton said. The FBI used those arrest fingerprints to identify the body, according to the agency’s public case file. Santa Barbara was a smaller town back then, and the police department operated in the basement of City Hall, across the street from El Paseo. Blueprints show the department had a police court, separate jails for men and women, a dedicated “tramp” cell, a matron’s bedroom, and more crammed into the space. At the other end you will find writers fascinated Today, the original 1920s-era mail chute is still visible with the murder. Many readers are familiar with the case through acclaimed author James Ellroy’s 1987 in the basement hallway. FBI files show that Short applied for a clerk job novel The Black Dahlia, which presents a fictional at Camp Cooke near Lompoc in January 1943, account (and became a 2006 Brian De Palma film a process that also sent a set of her fingerprints to that flopped). Ellroy, whose mother was murdered the agency’s database. She was hired to work at the when he was 10, has told interviewers he became fixbase’s post exchange, essentially a convenience store ated with the case after reading about it in Jack Webb’s for service members. Short was featured as the Camp Cooke “Cutie of the Week” in the base publication the following month. A photo caption attributes the “steady increase of business at PX 1” to the newly arrived 18-year-old. By with the murder has spawned a stream of books September, Short had Fascination accusing many different men of the crime, from gangster Bugsy moved to the Santa Siegel to film director Orson Welles. Barbara bungalow. Less than four years later, she became the murder vic- The Badge when he was 11, effectively fusing the two tim in one of the most sensational cases in postwar murdered women in his mind. In 1979 John Gregory America. Dunne included a fictional account of the Dahlia murder as an element in his novel True Confessions. The Death and Fame book was later made into a popular film written by On January 15, 1947, a mother pushing her young girl Dunne and Joan Didion, his wife, and starring Robin a stroller found Short’s nude body near the curb of ert De Niro and Robert Duvall. With the publication a vacant lot in a southwest Los Angeles neighborhood. of avant-garde film director Kenneth Anger’s book Severed in two, the body was posed oddly. Gashes Hollywood Babylon II in 1984, interest in the murder roughly three inches long had been carved across her spread, as it included a graphic crime-scene photo face from the edges of her mouth, among other grizzly of Elizabeth Short’s body splashed over two pages, defilements. bringing gory details of the horror to a large audience The freakish details created a national sensation that for the first time. still fuels books, movies, TV shows, and pop culture The crime shows up in high art, in jazz composer more than 70 years later. You could burrow down a Bob Belden’s Black Dahlia suite on the Blue Note label, Dahlia rabbit hole for years. and in two Black Dahlia graphic novels (one adapted At one end are things bizarre. Plug the hashtag from Ellroy’s novel by director David Fincher). #BlackDahlia into Instagram, and you’ll find dead- Another book, Exquisite Corpse: Surrealism and the girl tattoos, faces made up with red-gashed cheeks, Black Dahlia Murder, links the murder to surrealist art. souvenir shots at a mural in Hollywood’s Museum On TV, the slaying was part of the first season of FX’s of Death, and portraits — some in full costume — at American Horror Story in 2011. Short’s gravestone in Oakland. A Michigan death Then there are the many books claiming to solve metal band called The Black Dahlia Murder is cur- the murder. The most recent, Black Dahlia, Red Rose, rently on a U.S. tour. by Paris-based author Piu Eatwell and released last
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publisher Norman Chandler. (Neither Welles nor Siegel were ever suspects in the case.) “There is something about the Black Dahlia case that just attracts crackpots and liars,” said Larry Harnisch, a retired Los Angeles Times journalist who is also writing a book on the topic. In 1997, Harnisch wrote a 50th-anniversary piece on the crime for the Times, and he has continued researching Short and the murder ever since. He contends there is no documentation showing Short was a prostitute or any of the other lurid rumors that buzz around the case involving porn films, abortion rings, and the like. Even the tragic drama often associated with Short, that she was an aspiring actress
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who achieved fame only in death, lacks evidence, according to Harnisch. She had not even been in a school play, he found.
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bara City College’s Justice Studies program. Redding first encountered the Black Dahlia case when, as a student at Cal State L.A. in the 1980s, the professor in a sex crimes investigations class showed the coroner’s 8-by10 photos of Short’s body. “I had never seen real-life brutality and horror like that before,” Redding recalled. The jolt inspired her to learn “as much as I could about sexually motivated murders,” she said. Knowledge about psychosexual pathology — for future law enforcement officers as well as potential victims — offers the best chance to prevent such crimes, Redding believes. She now teaches a class, The Study of Murder, developed in part as an homage to that original course featuring the Black Dahlia. Shared interest in the case led to a friendship between Redding and James Ellroy, who met at a Black Dahlia exhibit at the Los Angeles Police Museum in 2012. Ellroy spoke at City College that year at Redding’s invitation. Laux, preparing for his podcast, also spoke with Redding at length. Redding herself doesn’t endorse anyone’s theory regarding who killed Short. She also bristles at the implied message buried in the wannabe-starletturned-prostitute myth: that Short somehow had it
A brief outline of Short’s life goes like this: She was born in Boston in 1924, the third of five girls. In 1942, after learning her father was in California — he had abandoned the family during the Great Depression — Short moved to the Vallejo area to live with him. The reunion was an unhappy one, and she soon took the job at Camp Cooke, moved to Santa Barbara, and eventually traveled around the country. A pretty, social girl, Short dated often but seldom seriously. She was not known as a drinker, despite the El Paseo incident, and worked regularly as a theater usher, cashier, and waitress. She became engaged to a U.S. Army Air Force pilot, but when he died in an August 1945 plane crash in India, “her life really unraveled,” said Harnisch. “I’m not sure she ever worked again after that.” Her final year and a half morphed toward parasitic behavior. She mooched meals, rides, housing, and money. She had excellent radar for picking nice people who would be sympathetic to the sad story about Professor Anne Redding, department chair of S.B. City College’s Justice Studies program, lectures on the Black her fiancé’s death, Harnisch said. Dahlia case in her Study of Murder class. She believes By July 1946 she had returned to Short was a sad and lonely young woman at the time of California, spending time in L.A. her death, but not a prostitute. and San Diego. She received the Black Dahlia nickname months before the murder, coming.“She was not a femme fatale — she just wasn’t,” according to Harnisch. Soda fountain customers at Redding said. “She was sad, lonely, and pretty much a Long Beach drugstore she frequented noticed her homeless at the time of her death.” dark hair and good looks and probably made a play The crime’s lasting fame is perhaps more remarkon a popular movie, The Blue Dahlia, a mystery about able because it involved just a single victim. It is one a returning soldier falsely accused of murdering his drop in a cold-case sea: Some 211,000 homicides in the unfaithful wife. U.S. went unsolved between 1980 and 2015, a Scripps Short, then 22, was last seen alive in the ornate lobby News analysis found. Yet Black Dahlia fascination of the Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A. about a week lingers. before her body was found. As a mystery, the case has all the elements of a good noir tale: a beautiful woman, postwar Los Angeles, Up on the Hill Hollywood, a catchy title, and no easy resolution. At “This case is why I’m sitting in this office,” said Profes- center is a victim who knew the truth, and in the end, sor Anne Redding, department chair for Santa Bar- it’s Elizabeth Short’s version we long to know. n
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6/9: Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Bereavement Class and Heritage Potluck Prepare your
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A sensation in the 1920s through the 1950s, jazz and blues legend Alberta Hunter set aside her life as an artist during the peak of her career to help others as a hospital nurse. Forced to retire after the age of 82, she experienced a musical rebirth at New York’s celebrated music venue. See this improbable life story that features hits such as “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Darktown Strutters Ball” performed by a live, onstage band. The show previews June 7-8 and runs through June 24. Thu.-Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2 and 7pm; Tue.: 7pm; Wed.: 8pm (preshow talk at 7:15pm). New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $20-$75. Call 965-5400. Read more on p. 46. etcsb.org
FRIDAY 6/8 the laughs of Hollywood’s funniest headliners on the second Friday of every month. Yuk it up to headliners Camilla Cleese (Laugh Factory), Dan Friesen (Showtime, Netflix), and Jason Love (HBO, Comedy Central). 8pm. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $15.
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6/7: Public Readings of StoryCatcher Mailbox Project Letters Inspiring hope, safety, and courage, the Story-Catcher Mailbox is an invitation to come out from the all-too-common experience of grieving in private and to step into the support of the community. Whether you have personally been affected by recent events that have touched our collective community so deeply or simply realize that this kind of suffering is happening daily outside our line of sight, the greatest thing we can do to heal ourselves and each other is to learn to properly grieve for what was lost and to commit to always give praise for what is currently alive. Read your letter
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younger kids about what they are reading, hand out prizes, and earn community service for 3-10 hours per week. This training is only for the Goleta Library, whose Summer Reading Program runs June 12-August 4. Pick up an application in person, or print one from the website. 10:30-11:30am. Multipurpose Rm., Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages 14-17. Call 964-7878.
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6/9: 9th Annual Buddy Walk & Festival Gather your teams and
Friday Matinee: A Wrinkle in Time Watch what happens when three mysterious astral travelers, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, help two siblings and their friend on a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe in a quest to find the siblings’ father. 1-3pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Rated PG. Call 564-5635. sbplibrary.org
walk for a common cause and raise funds for the Down Syndrome Association of S.B. Enjoy entertainment, a vendor fair, games, a silent auction and raffle, and arts and crafts, and then walk and enjoy entertainment and activities through 3 p.m. Bring your blankets and chairs. Food and drinks are included in your registration fees. Festival: 11am; walk: 1:15pm. Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free-$25. Call 886-4411.
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6/10: Alyssa Antoci Santa Ynez teen Alyssa Antoci will sign copies of her book The Purple Marble, the true story of a boy named Max who was bullied for being overweight. While the story is front and center, the book also includes
or listen to others. 6:30-7:30pm. State and Anapamu sts. Free.
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ments, and upgrades to beautify your home, all under one roof. See the latest home products and services, learn more about recycling, explore alternative energy and sustainable living options, and check out all that is new in outdoor makeovers. Sat.: 10am-5pm; Sun.: 10am-4pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Call 252-5227. chargoproductions.com
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6/7: Nino Maiani Join Nino Maiani as he signs his newly published book, The Seven Secrets of Turning Your Dreams into Treasure, which shows you how to recognize the hidden thresholds, skills, talents, attitudes, and relationships that can help you on your journey. 5-7pm. Paradise Found, 17 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-3573.
loved one’s favorite dish at home, and join this gathering for a special potluck in remembrance of those loved and lost. Noon-12:30pm. Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, 512 E. Gutierrez, Ste. A. Free. Call 690-6296.
The Foodbank offers free nutritious meals, activities, and enrichment opportunities to all children ages 1-18 in our county, June 11-August 10, Monday-Friday, during the summer to ensure that summer is fun for all kids in our county. Visit the website for North County locations. Call 967-5741. For information about the S.B. Unified School District Summer Meal Program locations, contact SBUSD’s Lauren Bianchi Klemann at 963-4338 or email@example.com. Los niños y los jóvenes pueden comer una comida nutritiva y gratuita ofrecida por el Foodbank. No hay requisitos de ingresos ni de documentos. Tampoco se necesita registrar para poder participar. Cualquier niño de 18 años o menos puede recibir un almuerzo gratis, lunes hasta viernes. Las comidas se sirven por orden de llegada. Visite el sitio web para obtener información de North County. Llame 967-5741. Para obtener información sobre las ubicaciones del Programa de Comida del Verano del Distrito Escolar Unificado de S.B., contacte Lauren Bianchi Klemann, 963-4338 o firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The 32nd Annual Ojai Wine Festival There will be live music, 60 award-winning wineries, 30 premium craft beers, and culinary delights from the area’s finest restaurants and snack vendors for sale. Visit the website for VIP and other information. Noon-4pm. Lake Casitas Recreation Area, 11093 Santa Ana Rd., Ventura. Free-$150. ojaiwinefestival.com
a post-story review designed to educate and heighten awareness of bully prevention with the mission of helping kids gain tools to break the cycle of bullying through reading and discussion. 2pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787.
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6/12-6/13: Summer Kids Movies: Despicable Me 3 The team who brought you Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, and Minions returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters — Margo, Edith and Agnes — and the Minions as they face villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who has grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s and is also Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date. 10am. Paseo Nuevo Cinemas, 8 W. De la Guerra St. $2.
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World War I Remembrance — 100 Years Later: On the Home Front This program explores
the effect of the war on life at home and how programs, including war gardens, food restrictions, and Liberty Bonds, were critical in helping win the war. Discussion of national programs will be augmented with examples from Lompoc newspapers of the period. Light refreshments will be provided. Donations will gratefully be accepted toward the refurbishment of the World War Monument erected in the center of Lompoc, due for completion on November 11, 2018, the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. 7-9pm. Stone Pine Hall, 210 S. H St., Lompoc. Free. Call 736-3888.
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December 21-23. Prepare a simple art song, folk song, or carol to sing a cappella. 7-9pm. Unitarian Society of S.B. Sanctuary, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Free. Call (503) 939-4193 or email email@example.com.
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HISTORY Solvang Festival Theater was the dream of local businessmen Royce Lewellen and Earl Petersen. In 1974 they met with Donovan Marley, Artistic Director of Allan Hancock Collegeâ€™s Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) with the idea of bringing live theater to Solvang in the summer. After acquiring a property on 2nd Street, construction began on June 11, 1974. After just 58 days and a visit by then-California Governor Ronald Reagan, Solvang Festival Theater opened its gates for the PCPA production of Once upon a Mattress. There were no dressing rooms and the audience sat on borrowed cafeteria chairs, but there was live theater! Much has changed since then. Dressing rooms can accommodate up to 46 actors. Thereâ€™s a three-windowed concession stand, an expansive garden lobby and so much more.
PCPA For the 44th year, Solvang Festival Theater is the summer home of PCPA. PCPA is uniquely both a professional resident theater company and two-year conservatory program affiliated with Allan Hancock College. Its presentations at Solvang Festival Theater are all under the stars, adding another layer of emotion and drama to the shows. The summer 2018 schedule is: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (June 14-July 8), Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (July 12-July 22), Mamma Mia! (July 27-August 26), and Arcadia (August 30-September 9).
SOLVANG THEATERFEST, INC. Solvang Festival Theater, is owned, maintained and operated by Solvang Theaterfest, a nonprofit 501 (C) (3) organization. Its volunteer Board of Directors is made up of community members with expertise in financial management, construction, performing arts, fundraising and marketing.
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ICONIC EVENTS Solvang Festival Theater is home to several events that return year after year to soldout crowds. Nashville Nights, a benefit for Solvang Friendship House, has brought some of the top singer/songwriters from Nashville to our stage for 16 years. For 17 years, Los Olivos Dance Gallery has raised funds for its scholarship program through two days of performances every May. Our summer concert series, Jazz & Beyond, is going into its seventh year under the oaks in the Patron’s Garden. And nothing quite compares to the legendary Haunted House put on jointly by Solvang and Buellton Departments of Parks & Recreation. It has taken over our grounds for two amazing nights every October for 15 years!
(FUN) FUNDRAISING Like at every nonprofit organization, raising money is a constant part of life for the Solvang Theaterfest Board of Directors and Staff, so we do our best to make it as enjoyable as possible. We’ve produced benefit concerts with the likes of Jim Messina, The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, Clint Black, and just last month, CMA-winner Brandy Clark. During the PCPA season, we offer a Star Patron package that includes a ticket to one special performance of each show with catered pre-curtain and intermission receptions, and a donation to the theater.
RED COATS Solvang Festival Theater’s Red Coat volunteers are an integral part of the theater’s history and ongoing success. Easily identifiable by the bright red coats, jackets and sweaters they wear, these volunteers assist patrons with ticket taking, ushering, and program distribution. There are nearly 150 Red Coats in 2018, ranging in age from 13 to 99. We couldn’t do it without them!
RENTING SOLVANG FESTIVAL THEATER Did you know Solvang Festival Theater is available for rent to nonprofit organizations and private individuals? Rent the entire theater or just the beautiful gardens. Solvang Festival Theater is the ideal venue for fundraisers, private parties, even weddings. For more information, contact the Solvang Theaterfest Business Office at 805-686-1789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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6/7-6/8: UCSB Music presents Spring 2018 Concert Series On Thursday night, enjoy the UCSB Music of India Ensemble, and on Friday night, listen to the UCSB Gospel Choir. 7:30pm. Thu.: Karl Geiringer Hall, UCSB; Fri.: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB. $5-$10. Call 893-2064.
6/8: Revolution: The JaDine Concert Don’t miss Filipino TV stars and recording artists James Reid and Nadine Lustre in their North American tour titled Revolution: The JaDine Concert. Reid and Lustre were both stars on the series On the Wings of Love and are now in love and proving it with their pop songs and choreography. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $55-$75. Ages 21+. Call 686-3805.
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6/9: S.B. Music Club 2018 Scholarship Winners Concert II This
concert will feature performances by winners in the 2018 S.B. Music Club Scholarship auditions who are ages 9-21. 3pm. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Free. sbmusicclub.org
Spend a Sunday afternoon under oak trees in the 100seat Patron’s Garden of the Solvang Festival Theater, enjoying outstanding music and local wine. Anthony Marsico will lead his group through the swingin’ tunes of the Roaring Twenties. Wine, beer, and cheese-andfruit plates will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go toward the theater. 3-5pm. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang. $30. Call 686-1789.
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6/10: S.B. Master Chorale: Petite Messe Solennelle This version of Petite Messe Solennelle (Little Solemn Mass) by Gioachino Rossini will feature two soloists, the choir, and three keyboardists. This work was written toward the end of Rossini’s life, when he was no longer writing operas. Despite the “solemn” in the title, much of the mass is also full of joy and exuberance. Soloists will be Christine Hollinger, soprano, and Elena White, alto. Keyboardists are Erin BonskiEvans, Renee Hamaty, and Heather Levin. 3pm. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Free-$22. Call 682-6516. sbmasterchorale.org
6/13: Casey Abrams Casey Abrams will bring his Put a Spell on You Tour to S.B. The tour is named after his newly released second full-length album, which contains six originals and seven covers, such as “Georgia on My Mind,”“Nature Boy,” and “Meet the Flintstones.” Come listen to this critically acclaimed singer and multi-instrumentalist, who got his start after a popular turn on the 10th season of American Idol. 8-10pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. GA: $15-$18; VIP: $50. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
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Opening and Awards Reception: Aquatic This annual juried
competition will have Chris Rupp, area artist, educator, and curator at the Westmont-Ridley Tree Museum of Art, as this year’s juror. This exhibit shows through July 6. 5:30-7:30pm. S.B. Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. Free. Call 682-4722.
6/7: Lost Above Lost Above (photographer Daniel Dreifuss) will showcase his prints that are shot from an aerial perspective. Dreifuss says, “The view from above creates exciting shapes and views that the mind might not otherwise perceive. It fulfills a sensation that human beings have always desired — the ability to fly.” Wine will be available for purchase, and prints will be available for sale starting at $60. 5-8pm. August Ridge Vineyards, 5 E. Figueroa St. Free.
Visual artist Stuart Carey puts paint to the photographic canvases of Patricia Houghton Clarke and forges them into powerfully blended works called metamorphographs. The result is a visual and intuitive collaboration that creates an emotional tone into an image unique unto itself. The exhibit shows through July 1. 7-9pm. Patricia Clarke Studio, 410 Palm Ave., Ste. A18, Carpinteria. Free. patriciaclarkestudio.net
6/10: Studio Sunday Get inspired by Nam June Paik’s “TV Clock,” and roll out and press hour hands onto pieces of air-dry clay. Then paint fluorescent lines with squeeze bottles to create and imagine the passing of time. 1:30-4:30pm. Family Resource Ctr., S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net “Desert Evening” by Beth Schmohr
6/7: Sips & Sawdust Enjoy a glass, and join us in our woodworking studio for Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday art walk! Works in progress as well as recently completed pieces will be on display. Jay and Sirie Keefrider will be on hand to talk if you’ve been thinking about a project or want to learn more about the art of woodworking, or just come and experience some local artistry. 5-8pm. Keefrider Custom Furniture, 434 E. Haley St., Ste. C. Free. Call 617-3342.
6/7: Opening Reception: The Nature of Things This exhibit includes three guest artists: Ben Riddering will show his large abstract sculptures, made from the unburned hearts of trees lost to wildfire; Lynn Brown will show embellished and repurposed masks from around the world; and Jim McKinniss will show black-and-white photography of a surreal nature. The exhibit will also include 10 West members and shows through June 25. 5-8pm. 10 West Gallery, 10 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 770-7711. 10westgallery.com 6/7: Opening Reception: Reference Point This group exhibition will feature art inspired by popular culture and the personal experiences of artists with intellectual disabilities who want to create and sell art. The work is notable for its uninfluenced, raw creativity, and the on-site gallery offers an exhibition space that fosters a supportive link to the S.B.
Opening Reception: ArtSEE: 4th Annual Abstract Art Collective ArtSEE is an inspiring exhibition of abstract art created and sponsored by members of the Abstract Art Collective (AAC) of S.B. This show will feature a 100-piece grid wall consisting of original 10×10 artworks, created and donated by AAC members. Each piece will be offered for sale at $100 on a first-come, first-choose basis, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward SEE International to provide free eye care to those in need. The exhibit shows through August 9. 2-4pm. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Ctr., 524 Chapala St. Free. Call 963-3303.
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6/10: Exhibit Opening: Summer Nocturne: Works on Paper from the 1970s Inspired by several large drawings in the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition demonstrates a variety of experimental practices during the 1970s and represents images and issues relevant to contemporary art and culture. The exhibit shows through September 23. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free-$5. Call 963-4364. sbma.net ongoing:
Summer Bloom This is a collection of plein air and studio
paintings by award-winning pastel artists Deborah Breedon and Kris Buck. The exhibit shows through June 30. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-7517. gallerylosolivos.com
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A Sense of Place This exhibit, curated by Jan Ziegler, will feature Central Coast artists Jared Dawson, Patricia Crosby Hinds, Glynis Tinglof, and Kurt Waldo. The exhibit shows through July 16. 5-8pm. MichaelKate Interiors and Gallery, 132 Santa Barbara St. Free. Call 963-1411.
6/12-6/13: Santa Maria Youth Summit 2018 Youth from anywhere in the county and their parents are invited to this event, which will provide positive summer employment preparation activities for youth in the community in order to reduce youth violence while preparing young adults with the tools necessary to get a summer job or long-term career. There will be a Saturday preconference with a keynote presentation, and the Sunday conference will feature a keynote presentation, panel discussion, presentation, and resource agencies and employers, who will share information. Lunch will be provided. Register online. Sat.: 6-8pm; Sun.: 9am-2pm. Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria. Free.
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in deeper to Ensemble Theatre Company’s latest production, Cookin’ at the Cookery, with ETC’s dramaturg, Sam Lahne. These discussions will focus on the play from a dramatic and literary standpoint. 5:30-6:45pm. Upper Level, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free.
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In the spirit of further elevating Santa Barbara’s cocktail culture, Visit Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Independent have teamed up once again, to designate an official signature Santa Barbara mixed drink that celebrates the distinctive attributes of The American Riviera®. “The Official Drink of Santa Barbara” cocktail competition calls upon local restaurants, bars and lounges to craft their libation interpretation of Santa Barbara’s one-of-a-kind sense of place.
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2017 Official Drink of Santa Barbara “Ginspiration Point” by Alcazar Tapas Bar
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Stay Away, Jeff Bezos
s I cruised by the home of the richest man on the planet, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, I already knew that he was never going to pick Santa Barbara as Amazon’s second megaheadquarters. Bezos is shopping for a lucky (?) city where he plans to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 high-paying jobs. But even if we did get the nod, why would we want to be squashed like an Amazon package dropped from a truck on Highway 101? As our family station wagon rolled down Evergreen Point Road in the tiny Seattle suburb of Medina (pronounced “Me-dye-na”), past Bezos’s hidden five-acre estate, I knew security cameras were peering at us at each intersection. I’d been warned that we would likely be stopped and questioned by police if we dared to venture into the tiny town, an easy commute to corporate mecca Bellevue, just across Lake Washington from Seattle. But I was curious what kind of a neighborhood a man worth $130 billion would choose as home turf. No one paid the slightest attention to us. Woodsy Medina reminded me a lot of Hope Ranch. Fellow billionaire Bill Gates lives about a half mile away from Bezos, but you can’t see his $125 million compound from the road, either. I wondered if the two tech bosses bumped into one another while strolling around the neighborhood. Bezos? Where’d that name come from? How’d a genuine all-American billionaire get that name? Cuba, actually. For those who have no use for immigrants, here’s a story to ponder while prying open the
Amazon box on your front porch. It goes back to a pregnant 16-year-old high school girl in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As soon as Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen was born, Jacklyn Gise divorced her husband, Ted Jorgensen, who then split. Gise soon wed immigrant (take that, you haters) Miguel “Mike” Bezos, who only a few years before had arrived from Cuba at 15, alone, broke and reportedly knowing only one word of English: “hamburger.” Mike adopted Jeff, then 4. Turned out that Mike was one smart cookie and a heck of a father, and he went on to earn an engineering degree at the University of New Mexico. Jeff was a bright, innovative kid who rigged up an alarm system to keep his younger siblings out of his room. In high school, he worked the McDonald’s breakfast shift. After making Phi Beta Kappa at Princeton, Jeff went to work in Manhattan. During a coast-to-coast driving trip to Seattle, he famously cranked out the business plan that led to Amazon and polished it off in his garage. The corporate Amazon already has something of a presence in Santa Barbara, including its ownership of Whole Foods, Amazon@IslaVista pickup location, and acquisition last year of S.B. start-up Graphiq (formerly FindTheBest) to work on its Alexa virtual assistant. I think Bezos would find friends here, if he hasn’t already. This isn’t exactly Trump Country, and the president has no use for the owner of the Washington Post, a critic of all things Trumpery. Bezos, visit all you want; just don’t bring the whole Amazon package. — Barney Brantingham
e purchase so many things online that it’s easy to forget how nice it is to actually touch, smell, and taste things before you buy them — not to mention how cool it can be to talk to the person who actually made the item. Luckily, every first and third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., you can peruse the stands of the outdoor Makers Market at the entrance of Paseo Nuevo using all of your senses along the way. Blissful Boutique, which started in founder Lisa Green’s front yard as a holiday boutique a few years ago, is now celebrating its one-year anniversary at Paseo Nuevo on July 2. The market, which resembles an outdoor European faire with its tan umbrellas and sleek black tablecloths, boasts a variety of vendors selling all kinds of things: handmade jewelry, candles, crochet goods, woven silk clutch purses, succulent art, leather goods, jams and jellies, handmade baby clothes, African mud-cloth HOMEGROWN: Blissful Boutique is held every first and third ponchos, baked goods, and much more. Saturday of the month at Paseo Nuevo. Green’s favorite part of the boutique is watch“I’ve always wanted to do something downtown to ing people interact with the artisans as they pound away at colorful leather or crochet creations. bring the community together,” said Green. “Down“And if you see something you like but don’t like a town is suffering; they’re hurting …. I think the brick certain stone in a ring [for example], they will take and mortar is dying because of online shopping, and special orders and ship it to you when it’s ready,” she these pop-up shops are the way of the future.” explained. —Molly Forster
Blissful Boutique’s Makers Market Turns One
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PERFECT PAIR: Big Sister of the Year Mikki Andina (right) poses with her “little,” Emily.
The Big-Small Blessing
elebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Santa Barbara’s Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program is looking to the future with new ways to complement its already life-changing relationships that pair “littles” with the “bigs” who mentor them. The Family Service Agency (FSA), which runs the program, recently announced it received a three-year, $250,000 grant that will fund the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) through its new Boomer Bigs Club. FSA’s goal is to recruit 225 new volunteer mentors over the lifespan of the grant. One such mentor is newly announced Big Sister of the Year Mikki Andina. “I missed interactions with younger people now that my kids are grown, so about three years ago I decided to sign up to be a mentor,” said Andina. “I love it. Emily [her little] and I have so much fun together.” Andina explained even the small moments are meaningful. “You don’t need as much time as you think,” she said. “Sometimes simply being with them while you do errands is enough. And I get to be a kid again.” Anyone 55 and older can sign up. “Mentoring through our new RSVP Boomer Bigs Club program allows for volunteers like Mikki, whose grandchildren live out of state, to remain connected to young people and for young people to gain from the wisdom and experience of an older adult,” said Sarah Rudd, a program manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters. BBBS is always looking for new bigs of all ages and backgrounds to join. Many matches last for years — if not lifetimes — with both littles and bigs enjoying the one-to-one interactions unique to the program. “I’m very international and have worked and lived overseas for years,” Andina said. “It’s been great to help Emily see a different perspective of the world she may not otherwise have had the chance to experience.” Children enrolled in BBBS typically do better in school, are less prone to violent behavior, stay away from drugs and alcohol, and have stronger relationships with their families. Ninety-six percent of those participating last year in Santa Barbara County avoided delinquency, with 73 percent also improving their academic performance. — Gareth Kelly
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fter signing a contract to play professional basketball in Israel, Drew Edelman had another piece of business to finish up. The UCSB senior submitted her master’s thesis at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. “It’s about leadership,” Edelman said. She picked out two prominent sports figures, Rafer Johnson and Lance Armstrong. In Johnson, who had a humble background before becoming a star athlete at UCLA, an Olympic decathlon champion, and a Special Olympics maestro, she found the qualities of a true leader. In Armstrong, whose victories in the Tour de France were tainted by his admitted doping, she saw a failure to fulfill his role. Edelman was a leader for the Gaucho women’s basketball team. She was a two-year starter after transferring from USC, where she earned a BA HIGHLY EDUCATED: Drew Edelman will leave UCSB with a master’s degree and degree. She averaged 16.2 points and 9.6 rebounds a pro contract. and received All-Big West First Team recognition for the 2017-18 season. The most prestigious honor of all is the Golden Eagle San Marcos track-and-field standout Allie Jones had Ring, presented annually by Peter Jordano to the UCSB a good day at the State CIF Championships in Clovis. The athlete with the highest grade-point average. Edelman, with Stanford-bound senior placed fifth in the girls’ 100-meter a 3.96 GPA in her graduate studies, was the female ring win- hurdles (13.87 seconds) and seventh in the long jump (185). ner for two straight years. Beau Allen, a junior who also played for Royals basketThe 64 center will start playing this fall in Israel’s Divi- ball champs, soared 68 in the high jump to place fourth. sion 1 for A.S. Ramat HaSharon, a professional team in a Santa Barbara High’s Devon Cetti, who will attend Cal Poly, suburb of Tel Aviv. The Israelis got a good look at her in placed seventh in the shot put with a mark of 579¾, and last summer’s Maccabi Games, where she led Team USA Dos Pueblos junior Josephine Morales cleared 56 to tie to the gold medal and was named Most Valuable Player of for eighth in the girls’ high jump. the tournament. COLLEGE FINALS: Three Santa Barbara City College athPREP WRAP-UP: After winning 2017-18 CIF champion- letes achieved All-America honors at the State Commuships in girls’ water polo and boys’ basketball, San Marcos nity College Track & Field Championships. Brian Nnoli High came close to a rare triple last weekend. The Royals spanned 478 on his last attempt in the triple jump to advanced to the Division 4 softball final, where the pitch- record a personal best and finish in third place. Swedish ing and defense of the Santa Fe Chiefs subdued them, 3-0. sprinter Marie Kimumba also finished third in the womIn baseball, Capistrano Valley, the team that knocked Dos en’s 400 (56.50) and fourth in the 200 (25.31), and Alana Pueblos out of the quarterfinals in extra innings, went on to Ochoa took fourth in the discus (1379). Nnoli and Ochoa are San Marcos grads. win the Division 1 title.
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UCSB Basketballer Achieves Top Athlete GPA; Plus, Track & Field and the State Street Mile Westmont College sophomore Pieter Top won the decathlon at the NAIA Championships. His final score of 6,833 was the best by a Warrior in 35 years. Also finishing as All-Americas were Westmont’s Michael Oldach (second in the men’s 1,500), Seth Wilmoth (third in the pole vault with a schoolrecord 16¾), and Emily Parks (third in the women’s 400 hurdles). Jenna Hinkle and Hope Bender of UCSB will compete in the NCAA Championships at Eugene, OR, this weekend. Hinkle qualified at the Western Regionals by breaking her own school record in the 1,500 with a time of 4:15.39. Bender won the Big West Conference title in the heptathlon, scoring 5,561 points. It was announced Monday that Pete Dolan is leaving UCSB after 30 years, and Gray Horn will replace him as interim track-and-field head coach. MILE OF SMILES: The 19th edition of the State
Street Mile drew throngs of runners downtown Sunday morning. They ranged from toddlers who escaped their strollers and tottered the last few yards of the YMCA Family Mile — which accounted for the majority of the 1,200 participants — to running legends John Brennand and Don Truex, combined age 163. The Hoka One One Elite men’s race had a mass finish like a bicycle sprint. Dartmouth graduate Connor Clark of Mill Valley was first, in 3:54. Ten others, including Reid Buchanan and Craig Lutz in the same time, broke four minutes. Tracee van der Wyk of Pasadena was the women’s winner in 4:29, a second ahead of Kim Conley, a two-time Olympian. JUSTLY NAMED: Besides being such a good-looking horse, Justify has a name that rings bells with fans of the TV
drama Justified. It aired for six seasons (2010-15) and had a gritty texture, much like Breaking Bad, but the U.S. Marshal did not get blown away. Played by Timothy Olyphant, he was imperiled by some very bad dudes but triumphed in the end. Justify had a scare in the Preakness, holding off a pair of fast-closing rivals, and he seems less certain to claim the Triple Crown on Saturday at the Belmont Stakes. But I like n his grit and believe that he will win.
GAME OF THE WEEK
6/8-6/10: Baseball: Inland Empire Pirates and Healdsburg Packers at Santa Barbara Foresters
STATE FINALISTS: Beau Allen cleared 68 to win the high jump at the County Championships in Carpinteria (left), and the San Marcos junior did the same to place fourth in the State Championships. Santa Barbara senior Devon Cetti (right) took seventh in shot put.
For their second season at Pershing Park, the Foresters have expanded the seating and added promotions for young fans. They will be playing wood-bat baseball at home every weekend in June and July. Among their players in the opening series are infielders John Jensen (SBCC/UC Irvine) and Luke Coffey (Westmont), along with younger brother Isaac Coffey, the Dos Pueblos High star who is slated to pitch Saturday. The Sunday game will match a pair of defending California Collegiate League division champions — the Foresters (Central) and the Healdsburg Prune Packers (Northern). Fri.-Sat. (Pirates): 6pm. Sun. (Packers): 2pm. Pershing Park, 100 Castillo St. $3-$7. Visit sbforesters.org.
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Blair Pence’s Team Is Making the Sta. Rita Hills’ Most Exciting Wine
PENCE’S PEAK: Blair Pence (center) stands atop his property on the eastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills with general manager Stephen Janes (left) and winemaker John Faulkner (right).
his is really like old California out here,” says
of a mate, Pence explained, “Our plan is to do syrah Blair Pence, driving an off-roader up through up here.” the hills on the back of his 200-plus-acre Planting syrah in pinot noir country doesn’t ranch off Highway 246, where a 1907 home- qualify as all that vanguard, but much of this operastead is headquarters to Pence Vineyards & Winery. tion certainly does. After buying the ranch in 2005, He’s mostly right — aside from some cannabis hoop Pence was the first to plant vines according to a spehouses in a neighboring canyon, this part of the two- cial mapping technique that aligned soil makeup to mile-long ranch doesn’t have much more than oak sun exposure, thereby ensuring more even ripening. trees, sagebrush, and the occasional steer chewing on They have put in an extremely tight and steep syrah dry grass, one of the 30 head of Black Angus he raises. vineyard overlooking the old ranch homes, with Like an old California rancho, Pence 7,000 own-rooted vines per acre, is diversifying the land, albeit with conhung from the A-frame trellising temporary tastes and organic methused in Côte-Rôtie. They have ods. Alongside 44 acres of grapevines, also planted about three acres which sit on the eastern edge of the Sta. of grenache, have a half-acre of Rita Hills, the Bakersfield-raised, USCaligoté going in, and have already educated, 59-year-old commercial real swapped out some pinot vines for estate developer is growing 12 types of gamay noir from Oregon. That’s olive trees from six different countries as being turned into the “PTG” blend of pinot and gamay as well well as marcona almonds, hay for cattle, BY MATT KETTMANN as a gamay nouveau, which is rye for bread, vegetables for restaurants, chickens for eggs, and pesky peacocks bottled without sulfur, released for, well, no one remembers why. There’s also an just months after harvest, and only $18. extensive equestrian center with two trainers and 40 “Our plan is to keep planting right up the hill,” horses — six of which are his, as cutting horses were said Pence, but he never expects to approach the 120 the passion that originally lured him to Los Olivos acres of vineyard that the property could support. He’s particularly proud of the water that irrigates the from Los Angeles in 1999. “We’re about 90 percent self-sufficient,” explained crops, which hasn’t diminished since he drilled the Pence, who employs a full-time farming staff of 10, well. “The water is crystal clear—we drink it right led by Francisco Ramirez and Daniel Garibay. “Peo- from the tap,” said Pence. “If you think about what’s in a grape ….” Janes jumped in.“It’s 81 percent water!” ple like that. It allows precision.” Along for the ride are winemaker John Faulkner Perhaps water quality plays a much bigger role in (a disciple of renowned vintner Sashi Moorman) resulting wines than we’ve ever properly considered. and general manager Stephen Janes, who worked at Pence first made headlines by pushing to expand Melville Winery for the 10 years prior. We’ve already the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, or American Viticultural Area, cruised through the vines on the property’s lower eastward to include his ranch. Vocal critics, many of mesa — primarily pinot noir in the clay soils and whom had created the appellation in 2001, cast him chardonnay in the calcareous, limestone-like dirt. as a carpetbagger scheming to disregard their earlier Atop the peak, as a tarantula wandered by in search studies and artificially inflate the price of his fruit. So
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Burrata with Spring Peas @ Finch & Fork
tanding tall on a gritty corner of downtown Santa Barbara, where
buses and delivery trucks roar past every few minutes, the Canary Hotel is an oasis of calm. On a late Thursday visit to its ground-floor restaurant, we pored over the menu assembled by newly named executive chef Peter Cham, just back from the 300-mile chef’s cycle for No Kid Hungry. (Some menu items also benefit the nonprofit.) Growing up in Santa Barbara, he’d always eaten at home with his family, Cham said, laughing as he told us that his first job in a kitchen was as a dishwasher, 25 years ago. He went from cooking with his grandmother to culinary school in San Francisco, and then through every station on the restaurant line as he honed his skills at restaurants on the West and East coasts. His new spring menu is a revelation. Burrata with Spring Peas is sure to become a signature for Cham, who ascended to executive chef after two years at Finch & Fork working alongside James Siao, who’s now focused on the Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam. Cham’s visual artistry and spice genius are perfection. In the dish with the fresh green peas, laid atop a deliciously creamy burrata, are tangerine wedges and deep-green mint leaves; they have a deceptively simple, sweet crunch that mingles with the potent flavors of preserved lemon. It was a balance on the palate that marked every dish we sampled at Finch & Fork. Not to be missed is the pork chop—perfectly seared, with applebacon chutney and a mustard-ginger crumble all beautifully piled on a swoosh of butternut squash. Even a serving of the humble cauliflower was exquisitely matched with a roasted red pepper romesco, Egyptian dukkah, and lemon. The suggested wine pairings unlocked even more flavors and continued the menu’s locally sourced theme. Despite the mounting calories — we also happily sampled the opulent short ribs and zesty grilled shishito peppers — the mascarpone cheese cake, with nice lemony notes and sliced strawberries, and a chocolatey s’more pot de crème proved to be irresistible. The noisy corner at Carrillo and Chapala is a comfortably cozy spot for superb food. Dining chez Peter Cham is a sensory experience in the best sense of the word and a definite brush with genius. —Jean Yamamura
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hen Salt Lake City’s Epic Brewing bought Santa Barbara’s Telegraph Brewing in December 2017, part of the dream was to use their combined brainpower to create a beer like this, their initial co-pro. West Swell positively punches your nose with hops, thanks to the Centennial, Simcoe, and Citra dry-hopping. But on the palate, it’s milder, as one might expect with the now-trendy (for a reason) hazy style of IPA. Sure, there’s some bitter, but there’s more pine and gorgeous gulps of grapefruit, with a hint of white pepper in the finish. At 6.7 percent ABV, it’s not a session beer by any means, but they go down awfully easy. As a nice touch, the beguiling label mimics the mosaics along the beach, stressing this beer is hometown proud. See telegraphbrewing.com.
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Drink of Santa “Ginspiration Point” by Alcazar Tapas Bar
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Aussie-Indian restaurant, Bibi Ji, I was impressed not just by the wall of wine bottles but by the glowing cooler of beer. And not just Kingfisher imported from India that’s barely distinguishable from other macro lagers, but a veritable cold treasure box of great craft beers. So it came as a shock to the system when I found myself ordering something from one of just four taps: mead. Mead, for those even familiar with it, can sometimes have an image problem. The perception of honey wine is that it’s strong, still, and super-sweet (perfect for getting the Ren Faire crowd in the mood to follow their lascivious proclivities). But this stuff on tap—Pink Jasmine Mead from Carpinteria’s Apiary—was, refreshingly, none of the above. It’s so sessionable that a healthy-sized glass ($8) doesn’t impair judgement. It’s carbonated, thus making it ideal for scrubbing the palate between bites of tandoori chicken and Punjabi kadhi. And best of all, it’s quite dry, having allowed honey’s sugars to ferment out. Pink Jasmine is further embellished with foraged jasmine, the stuff you’ll find blooming all over town. For added localness, the mead’s base is 4191 Carpinteria Ave., orange-blossom honey. It’s currently on draft Ste. 10, Carpinteria; at The Apiary’s tasting room in Carpinteria, conveniently next to brewLAB, for those who’d theapiary.co like to sample their way through meads, cider, and then some creative beers. —Brian Yaeger
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more in Montecito was closed for a month to clean up after tremendous ashfall from the Thomas Fire. The day after the hotel reopened in January 2018, the devastating Montecito mudslides hit, shattering the lives and homes of many and directly damaging much of the Biltmore property. As predicted by reader Steve H., the Biltmore resort and popular Bella Vista restaurant reopened on June 1. “With panoramic ocean and island views across Montecito’s Butterfly Beach, guests will enjoy a contemporary Italian menu showcasing fresh California ingredients inspired by Executive Chef Marco Fossati,” said a press release. “The expansive terrace features Italian marble, indoor fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit, and a retractable glass roof [that] further create the indoor-outdoor dining experience. Bella Vista has the distinction of being one of only 12 restaurants in California (the only one in Santa Barbara) licensed to cure its own meats, and the shared charcuterie plate is the most popular appetizer on the menu.” Bella Vista is open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily and ’til 9:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday.
ago, I posted a story about an unnamed seafood restaurant coming to 5096 Carpinteria Avenue in Carpinteria, the former home of the The Nugget. Readers Primetime and Brad let me know that the name of the new eatery will be Teddy’s by the Sea. I don’t know yet when the ship sets sail.
that Gene Montesano, owner of Tre Lune Ristorante & Bar at 1151 Coast Village Road (as well as Joe’s Café, Lucky’s, and D’Angelo bakery) has signed a lease to bring a Tre Lune location to 1 State Street, the former home of Eladio’s. Reader Primetime let me know that my story was correct except that the name will be Due, ‘Lune Cucina. FUNK ZONE EXPANSION: This just in from reader
Brendan:“An alcohol license sign for a ‘beer and wine eating place’ has appeared in the window of the building at 121 East Yanonali Street, formerly occupied by L’s Kitchen. There is no business name, but the company name is ‘Acme Hospitality,’ which is the Funk Zone powerhouse behind The Lark, Lucky Penny, Loquita, etc.”
business, Karen Kegg and Tim Johnson from The Chocolate Gallery at 5705 Calle Real in Goleta have announced that they are not renewing their lease on the Calle Real Center store location. “There are no future plans, and it has been a fantastic ride, but the time is right for a change,” said Kegg.“Thanks to all for the unwavering support and fun over the years. We are still going strong, taking ‘stock-up-now’ orders to be picked up before it’s too late to get your hands on this most fantastic of homemade chocolates. Our last guaranteed hours in the retail store at 5705 Calle Real are on Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., the day before Father’s Day.”
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RETURNS FROM FIVE-YEAR HIATUS fans of each other. What I would con-sider my weakness, she considers my strength. What would you consider your weakness? You know, if I’m in a band with Jennifer, my weakness is my voice …. But what she says to me is, “Look, the coolest thing is when you start singing, people immediately stop what they’re doing. They’re like, ‘What is that?’ You have a character voice. I can’t do that. I can’t make my voice do what your voice does.” In return, I have melodies dripping out of my head every day, and I can make records in an hour. I’ve written songs in the amount of time that it takes to play [them]. Just out of thin air like it’s jazz or something, and it’s really strange. And it freaks out my friends and my partners. I read that you wrote 300 songs for your last solo record. Yeah. It was weird. How did you pick which songs to put on the album? It’s hard because there were so many records inside that record. I didn’t rewrite one song 15 times. They were all different. I guess it was a question of “Who do I want to be?” Clearly you are superhuman when it comes to writing songs. It’s writing on request is the interesting part. And I love doing that. That’s what I do even in my own band, you know? Like here’s the idea. And I’m like, Ooh, I bet it goes like this. Do they call you Rain Man? Well, no. But now we’re smart enough to hit record every time we get in it. —Michelle Drown
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The Santa Barbara Actor’s Lab offers a master class taught by Lewis that includes scene study and cold reading, as well as the development of a business plan (i.e., contacting agents and casting directors, networking, etc.) for each attendee. The lab also offers advanced teen classes taught by film and TV actress Clare Carey (Coach, CSI, Weeds, House MD), who studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. All classes take place at The Narrative Loft (1 N. Calle César Chávez, Ste. 240). For schedules and tuition cost, see theactorslab.com or call (310) 621-3900. —MD
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t was very interesting for me because in country music, no one had really been exposed to my singing voice. So, in a lot of ways, I was a surprise,” said Kristian Bush, singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Grammy Award–winning duo Sugarland, in reference to his 2015 debut solo record, Southern Gravity. The record, which spawned the single “Trailer Hitch,” was created during the band’s five-year hiatus, which Bush and Sugarland’s lead singer, Jennifer Nettles, took to pursue personal projects. In addition to his album, Bush wrote original songs for playwright Janece Shaffer’s musical Troubadour, which made its debut at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta on January 28, 2017. For her part, Nettles released three solo records — That Girl, Playing with Fire, and To Celebrate Christmas — and started a family. Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles Despite their promise that the break was only temporary, many folks questioned whether or not the pair view with the Santa Barbara Independent. — Bush and Kristen Hall formed Sugarland “And we recorded it in about four. What in 2002; Nettles joined in 2003, with Hall you’re getting is very topical music.” departing in 2006 — would actually reunite. “I think it’s fun now that the conversation Why do you think people were skeptical about is back to one of trust,” said Bush. “Because Sugarland’s break? Well, it’s not as common people really were distrustful of our hiatus. in country music as it is maybe in pop music, We got a lot of people asking for more drama rock music. It’s very common to own an than was actually there. Now it’s, ‘Remem- Eddie Vedder record and a Pearl Jam record. ber when we told you we would [get back Or a Stone Gossard record. And it doesn’t together]? Well, we’re doing it. And [now] seem to faze anybody when [Death Cab there’s this kind of joyful moment in the for Cutie’s] Ben Gibbard does something as middle of the set where we start playing our Ben Gibbard. But boy, the moment you step out of your machinery in the country music solo stuff.” Nettles and Bush resurrected Sugarland world, people are like, “Why are you doing in 2017 and are currently on their Still the that? What’s going on?” Same tour, which will keep them on the road until September. In early 2018, they recorded What is it that makes your dynamic work so their sixth studio album, titled Bigger, which well? I think it’s a complementary set of drops on June 8. “We wrote the record … in skills. I don’t think we’re stepping on top of about nine days,” said Bush in a phone inter- each other. And I think it’s because we’re
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Many know Championship Tour (CT) surfer Conner Coffin as a surf-circuit veteran, but the 24-year-old has another trick up his wetsuit sleeve: He plays music, too. The globe-traveling surfer just released a new EP, Conner Coffin & Friends, earlier this year. With the six-song release, Coffin conjures California coastal tones with covers of classics, featuring collaborations with musicians such as Emmy Award– winning composer W.G. Snuffy Walden. “Having it out in the world is really liberating,” Coffin said. “Playing music, recording music — it’s something I’ve always dreamed of doing.” Born in Pasadena but raised on Rincon waves, Coffin spent much of his early days growing up in Carpinteria and Santa Barbara before becoming a pro surfer later in his teenage years. Practice paid off. Coffin’s won five heats and ranks among the top 20 male surfers in the world on the CT circuit. Almost ritually through the years, Coffin would bring along a guitar to play behind the scenes. He believes a recent loss at a contest in Brazil, in fact, may have gone poorly because “it was the first time I didn’t bring my guitar.” Music’s always soothed his surfer soul, with a childhood classic-rock indoctrination from his dad and a California coastal culture deeply attuned to music. “For me, surfing and music have always been super integral — both are just so rhythmic, and to me, they go hand in hand,” he said. The EP features covers from Bob Dylan (“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”), Fleetwood Mac (“Gold Dust Woman”), and John Prine (“Angel from Montgomery”), among others. “It’s a little bit of a throwback. It’s got just a nice, mellow, good-feeling vibe,” Coffin said. Though there are no grand plans for a music tour yet, Coffin does hope to record more songs, including totally new pieces. Recording “helped me find my voice,” he said, “and I’m definitely inspired to write originals.” Expect more pleasing waves of both sound and ocean from the talented Coffin in the years ahead. —Richie DeMaria
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n the 1970s, New York City sported more than a few as LaVon Fisher-Wilson and Dayna Jarae Dantzler star rough edges; as a result, people flocked to places that in Marion Caffey’s musical play Cookin’ at the Cookery. softened them, whether that meant the plush luxury The two women play Hunter at different ages, along of the Russian Tea Room or the bubbling glamour of with other characters, with Fisher-Wilson handling the Studio 54. Greenwich Village had yet to be completely older Hunter as well as her mother, and Dantzler fieldgentrified, and in the neighborhoods around Wash- ing not only young Hunter but a dazzling array of other ington Square one could still find the people in her life, including a brief dark taverns that had slaked abstractcameo as Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. expressionist thirsts. On the corner of Cookin’ at the Cookery comes at the 8th Street and University Place stood the end of a strong season for Ensemble Cookery, a restaurant owned by Barney Theatre Company and occupies a slot Josephson, the legendary proprietor of that has often featured music and/or Café Society, the famous nightclub on dance in the past. ETC Artistic DirecSheridan Square where Billie Holiday tor Jonathan Fox has a long history premiered her showstopping rendition with New York City and a particular by Charles Donelan of “Strange Fruit.” feeling for the café culture that Hunter represents. For writer/director At first the Cookery was just a Caffey, the show has been a labor restaurant, but in time Josephson succumbed to the pleas of his of love from the beginning. He musical friends and brought in a describes it as having been conpiano. First the pianist Mary Lou ceived “from a director’s standWilliams held forth, and then point” and as being energized by singer Helen Humes, who packed his desire to offer “a challenge” to the house. But it wasn’t until singer one of the young singers he knew Alberta Hunter came to the small in the form of the “young Alberta stage that the Cookery became the plus” role. place to be. Famous in the 1920s While fans of such great blues and 1930s, with recording consingers as Bessie Smith may know tracts and high-profile slots with some of the music, the show will big bands, Hunter had left music introduce them to Hunter’s inimifor several decades, opting out of table style. Sometimes salty, at the performer’s life for a quiet job others sentimental, Hunter was as a nurse. She might never have never at a loss for words when come back if legendary pianist she was onstage at the Cookery, Bobby Short had not heard her and for many of the most devoted at a party and tipped off Josephmembers of her audience, it was son, who quickly realized she was her repartee in addition to her something special. At the Cookery, singing that kept them coming lines of people eager to hear the back for more. Hunter’s story woman who had written songs for Bessie Smith formed encapsulates so much of what New York in the 20th around the block, and the reviews were ecstatic. Hunter century was about that anyone with a connection to was 82, and her third act had just begun. the city is likely to find something in it that resonates. This story, which covers an almost unimagin- And for those who just yearn for a night out at a cool ably long arc of American history, will come alive on club where they play the blues, Cookin’ at the Cookery Ensemble Theatre Company’s New Vic stage June 7-24 is just the ticket.
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Cookin’ at the Cookery plays June 7-24 at Ensemble Theatre Company’s New Vic (33 W. Victoria St.). For tickets and information, call 965-5400 or see ensembletheatre.com.
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ackstage at the thebold, relevant, and exciting ater in Goleta Valway and also are essential to ley Junior High, 11 the educational mission of UCSB students have just our theater department and performed an intricate the arts and humanities in 45-minute introduction general.” to Shakespeare, but all In terms of her approach they want to talk about to working on-site, Stanford is what’s still to come — displays remarkable flexibilthe workshop. In UCSB ity: “I do solo workshops and faculty member Heather residencies throughout the St a n f ord’s pro g r a m academic year, grades 3-12. Shakespeare & Me, these I partner with the teachers workshop sessions bring on anything Shakespeare current UCSB students into public related. I will help introduce a unit, school classrooms anywhere from a play, or maybe revive their sagging 3rd to 12th grade. They are one facet spirits halfway through the unit. In of an ambitious project that comaddition to ‘single shot’ workshops, bines learning with doing and brings I offer extended residences, culmithe joy of college-level acting to the nating in some sort of performance — even a full production, if anyone people who stand to benefit from it wants to try.” the most — younger students. At UCSB, Stanford provides As one of the enthusiastic UCSB undergraduates enrolled in the courses that address the needs of BA spring 2018 edition of Stanford’s students who may not have the same course on Shakespeare and educaaccess to movement and voice classes tion told me, “The best thing is as their peers in the BFA program. when a 5th or 6th grader who has The more enthusiastic of these stubeen kind of quiet speaks up at the dents will take Stanford’s winter-term end of the day and says, ‘My partcourse in Acting Shakespeare and her ner made it fun.’ ” When the rest of spring-term class on Shakespeare and the group nodded in agreement, education, giving them a chance not another added that this is all a part only to act, but also to teach the plays of “reinforcement”—an educational and sonnets. by Charles Donelan technique that emphasizes the value No matter what their level of expeof individual recognition through rience, Stanford clearly holds every performance. student to the same high standard, Shakespeare & Me is remarkable for its breadth and as I saw in their performance of Shakespeare & the intensity. Since May 1, students in the program have Language that Shaped the World or SLaW. This witty visited five public high schools, two junior highs, and and substantial script was developed at Shakespeare & two primary schools, all in Santa Barbara County, but Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. It’s a comprehenmany, such as Carpinteria and Santa Ynez high schools sive overview, but the way it’s presented is as an acting and Los Berros Visual and Performing Arts Academy in challenge. With more than 100 cues to memorize, each Lompoc, that are beyond the limits of the cities of Santa student must come in on time and hand off to the next Barbara and Goleta. player with speed and clarity. This added razzle-dazzle Although part of the job involves bringing UCSB has even a middle schooler with little knowledge of students and Shakespeare to these schools, Stanford either the Bard or stage acting technique aware that has also been successful in bringing those students to something unusual and exciting is happening right in UCSB for matinee performances there. Professor Irwin front of his or her eyes. With the pop and sizzle of a cirAppel praises this aspect of the program, saying, “These cus act, SLaW delivers the information and perspective student matinees expose young people to theater in a of an encyclopedia, all in 35-45 minutes. n
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t 77, Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones has still got it. His smooth, fullthroated baritone voice has been a favorite of generations new and old on both sides of the Atlantic for more than six decades. On Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, thousands of excited Jones fans headed to the Santa Barbara Bowl for an evening with the iconic knight. There was slightly less spring in his step, but his booming voice was as powerful as ever. Jones, still with a tinge of his Welsh accent, performed an array of his well-known hits, including “Delilah,” “Green, Green Grass of Home,” and “It’s Not Unusual,” as well as At the S.B. Bowl, an epic pseudo-acoustic version of “Sex Bomb” that Sat., May 26. brought the crowd to its feet. As comfortable with pop as he is with soul, blues, R&B, rock and roll, and gospel, Jones revealed why he has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. With a live performance at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee birthday celebration concert in 2012, a regular spot as a coach on The Voice U.K. (alongside will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, and English singer Olly Murs), and his current tour, Jones has assured his legacy as one of the great crooners of our time. — Gareth Kelly
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t’s hard to imagine a better match for the opening holiday weekend of the summer season than this one. George Clinton and his shambolic funk tribe took the stage first, mixing some of their most famous jams — “(Not Just) Knee Deep,” “Flashlight,” and “Atomic Dog,” to name a few — with thrashing guitar excursions that bordered on grindcore. George Clinton wore a long white plastic raincoat, its many pockets stuffed with sheets of paper. One never knows exactly what Clinton is up to, but this clinical touch may have had something to do with the recent release of Medicaid Fraud Dogg, the first Parliament record in 38 years (!). The album’s single, “I’m Gon Make At the S.B. Bowl, Sun., May 27. You Sick o’Me,” could hardly be further from the truth of Clinton’s live presence. Not even the most Raiders-loving devotees of War wanted to see him go, and as a result we were treated to a generous set that included plenty War of onstage audience dancing and more than one journey to the edge of chaos. In the set that followed, a lithe and energetic Lonnie Jordan rallied the crowd with extended versions of all the group’s hits. “Slippin’ into Darkness” and “Spill the Wine” brought out the boogie in faithful fans by the thousands, but the musical highlight was “Low Rider,” for which the group was augmented by accordion and brass in true norteño style. Beneath the tough exterior, War showed a sweet side, proclaiming to all that “summertime is here.” — Charles Donelan
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poiler alert: Posey Parker steals the day. retooling caused a bone of contention with The indie film darling and Christopher Guy Williams, who played the Robinson Guest mockumentary ally (Waiting for family patriarch, as he felt his character was Guffman, Best in Show, among others) plays upstaged by Harris. Williams retired to BueDr. Smith on the new Netflix Original series nos Aires, where he was extremely popular Lost in Space, a remake of the 1965 television for portraying El Zorro in the late 1950s and show about pioneering space colonizers the early 1960s TV series Zorro). Needless to say, one major improvement Robinson family. Posey’s doctor is a shamelessly scheming therapist and identity thief of the new series is techno-visual. Shot in the who finagles her way into situations and tries natural sweep of Vancouver but elaborately to undermine the mission and the innocence reenvisioned and enhanced in postproducof boy hero Will Robinson (Maxwell Jen- tion, the new Lost in Space is a world away kins) and take command of The Robot, an from the old series’s black-and-white, funky evil-then-good-then-evil-then “friend, Will facsimiles of cosmic life — although that Robinson” alien mechanoid. Dr. Smith is an aspect makes for kitschy fun, in retrospect. evildoer of snaky means While many of the amid a cast of characters saga’s dramatic elements have been updated, not who can be virtuous to a tedious fault. Gotta love the least of which is the her. higher order of intelliIn a case of seizing gence and narrative funcon old creative entities, tion of females in the but in a logical and fruitshow, it also follows cerful way, the binge-able tain familiar genre rules. by Josef Woodard new series is based on There is, for instance, the the Irwin Allen–created road-movie formula, both original, which was itself a retooled space-age in terms of the characters gallivanting around variation on the 1812 novel The Swiss Family their temporary planet (including a scene Robinson that also spun off into a 1998 film with mega-four-wheeled-vehicle racing to version, with William Hurt, Gary Oldman, the tune of Van Halen’s “Panama”) and the vaster journey of space travels. and Heather Graham. The nutshell plot: The year is 2048, and The series deftly blends family-friendly Earth is in peril. The uncommonly bright elements with bizarre and scary forces, akin and science-handy Robinsons are one of the to Stranger Things, but is kinder and genfamilies selected for the 24th mission on the tler. In one twist, patriarch John Robinson interstellar spaceship the Resolute, which (Toby Stephens) makes an extra effort to carries people to new worlds to colonize. reunite with his clan after long beiang absent. Before reaching its destination, the Resolute’s “Crashing on this planet was the best thing hull is breached, forcing some of the families that ever happened,” he says, late in the series. — including the Robinsons — to evacuate “I got to see my kids again.” Lost in space = the mother ship in a short-range spacecraft found in space. called the Jupiter, which crash lands on a By the end of season one, all is relatively habitable planet. The Robinsons and other well and smiley with the Robinson family; evacuees embark on finding a way to return there is just a hint of what Will identifies ominously as “danger,” which can only to the orbiting Resolute. Oddly enough, the nasty anti-heroic mean that the series has been renewed for appeal of Posey’s character and her on-screen a second season. Will Posey continue her magnetism harks back to the ’60s series— manipulative machinations? Will the evilwhat began as a serious and solid sci-fi show turned-benevolent Robot save the day? Will was re-navigated to exploit the popularity of Will continue to grow up in public and serve its at least slightly sinister Dr. Smith (played as a moral compass in the family and the by Jonathan Harris) to garish ends. (The universe? Stay tuned. n
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American Animals (116 mins., R) Evan Peters (American Horror Story) and Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) star in this crime drama about four students at Kentucky’s Transylvania University who decide to steal valuable Audubon prints from the rare books section of the university library. The film is based on a true story.
ing at Studio 54. But what gives this doc a more personal stamp is its focus on both Talley’s globe-trotting urbanity and his humble rural upbringing in Durham, North Carolina, where his grandmother exerted a powerful influence on him rooted in the Southern church. “You can be aristocratic without being born into an aristocratic family,” the articulate and witty André comments, further insisting that “it’s a moral code to dress well.” Politics rears its ugly head and distracts the narrative when the filmmaker bumps into our hero’s dismay amid the 2016 presidential election and its ominous portents, but the gist of Talley’s story transcends historical topicality. It’s about the morality and the audacity of style. (JW) Riviera
Hotel Artemis (97 mins., R) Jodie Foster stars in this sci-fi flick as a nurse who runs a secret, members-only underground hospital for criminals in Los Angeles. Dave Bautista and Jeff Goldblum also star. Fairview/Fiesta 5 Incredibles 2 (118 mins., PG) Fourteen years after the Incredibles made their Pixar debut on the big screen, the Parr family is back for more heroics. Continuing where the first film left off, this sequel features matriarch Helen aka Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) fighting crime and campaigning for the return of the “supers” while Bob aka Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is a stay-athome dad. Arlington (2D)/Fairview (2D)/ Fiesta 5 (2D & 3D) (Opens Thu., Jun. 14)
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The André in question, whose gospel and tale are worth telling, is iconoclastic fashion legend, N.Y.C gadfly, and Vogue editor André Leon Talley, whom we are introduced to in Kate Novack’s hip documentary as “the Nelson Mandela of couture. He’s the Kofi Annan of what you got on.” Groomed by Diana Vreeland, the cape-donning, wild-style figure became a flamboyant tastemaker starting in the ’70s, working at Interview magazine and doing some serious hang-
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Tag (94 mins., R) An all-star ensemble cast stars in this comedy based on a true story about a group of former classmates who gather each year to play tag. Features Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones, and Leslie Bibb. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo (Opens Thu., Jun. 14)
NOW SHOWING Action Point (84 mins., R) Johnny Knoxville stars in this Jackassstyle action/comedy as D.C., the mentally unsound owner of a rundown, unsafe, notoriously debauched amusement park. When a corporate-run mega-park opens nearby, D.C. and his motley crew go to extreme lengths to keep their business afloat. Camino Real/Metro 4
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Deadpool 2 (119 mins., R) Ryan Reynolds is back in all of his quick-witted glory as Wade Wilson (aka Deadpool). This time, the Merc with a Mouth must protect a young mutant named Russell (New Zealand actor Julian Dennison) from time-traveling soldier Cable (Josh Brolin). To do that, Deadpool forms his own team, X-Force. Camino Real/Fiesta 5
Life of the Party First Reformed (113 mins., R) In this drama/thriller, Ethan Hawke stars as Toller, a protestant pastor who reevaluates his life and beliefs after his son is killed while in the military. Amanda Seyfried also stars. The Hitchcock
Life of the Party (105 mins., PG-13) Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone wrote the script for this comedy about a woman (McCarthy) who decides to go back to college to complete her degree and embarks on a year of antics. Fiesta 5 On Chesil Beach (110 mins., R) Adapted from Ian McEwan’s novel of the same name, Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle star as a newlywed couple in 1962 whose marriage unravels quickly under the weight of their individual issues with sexual freedom and societal pressures. Paseo Nuevo
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In this illuminating and warmhearted doc about longstanding Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen blend archival and modern footage to capture the diminutive, deceptively calm powerhouse—aka her rapper handle, “Notorious RBG”—in midstream, still going strong and adhering to her critical left position at age 85. Among the doc’s highlights: Ginsburg’s friendship with conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, a segment on her damnation of Trump (and subsequent apology), and the general sense of getting inside the story of a remarkable, opera-loving seeker of justice—who happens to be a woman. (JW) Riviera
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Overboard (112 mins., PG-13) This remake of a 1987 comedy concerns a working-class mother of three (Anna Faris) who’s cleaning the yacht of a Mexican playboy (Eugenio Derbez). When he falls off the boat after firing her, he awakes with no memory, so she convinces him that they are married and leads him into a life of manual labor. How long can she keep the ruse alive? Fiesta 5
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Audiences dare not make a sound. John Krasinski shows mastery of the horror genre, despite A Quiet Place being the first horror film he’s directed. In the film, a species of blind creature hunts humans using hypersensitive hearing. The Abbott family—husband Lee (Krasinski), wife Evelyn (Emily Blunt), deaf daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds), and sons Marcus (Noah Jupe) and Beau (Cade Woodward)—must live silently in order to hide from these mysterious monsters. The script, setting, and production are original and fantastically constructed. Krasinski and Blunt are married to each other in real life, and Simmonds is also deaf in real life, all of which gives a strong sense of believability to the hauntingly realistic performances. A Quiet Place has reinvigorated modern thriller storytelling, hopefully putting to rest lazy jump-scare tactics
Disney’s blockbuster reboot of the Star Wars universe reaches a peak-level of fun and adventure in its newest release, Solo: A Star Wars Story. The film boasts some big names, being directed by Ron Howard and featuring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi’ra and Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian. Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) as Han Solo does a great job of depicting the character without trying too hard to emulate Harrison Ford’s version. The film suffers a bit from some predictable plot points and not-so-subtle references, however, that is to be expected from a story following a character as iconic as Han Solo. Overall, the mesmerizing action scenes and cheesiness may not be exactly what die-hard Star Wars fans originally wanted, but they make Solo an exceptional beginning to a new look at a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. (NS)
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a&e | ROB BREZSNY’S FREE WILL ASTROLOGY WEEK OF JUNE 7 ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you would be wise to ruffle and revise your relationship with time. It would be healthy for you to gain more freedom from its relentless demands, to declare at least some independence from its oppressive hold on you, to elude its push to impinge on every move you make. Here’s a ritual you could do to spur your imagination: Smash a timepiece. I mean that literally. Go to the store, and invest $20 in a hammer and alarm clock. Take them home and vociferously apply the hammer to the clock in a holy gesture of pure, righteous chastisement. Who knows? This bold protest might trigger some novel ideas about how to slip free from the imperatives of time for a few stolen hours each week.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Promise me that you won’t disrespect, demean, or neglect your precious body in the coming weeks. Promise me that you will treat it with tender compassion and thoughtful nurturing. Give it deep breaths, pure water, healthy and delicious food, sweet sleep, enjoyable exercise, and reverential sex. Such veneration is always recommended, of course — but it’s especially crucial for you to attend to this noble work during the next four weeks. It’s time to renew and revitalize your commitment to your soft, warm animal self.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Between 1967 and 1973, NASA used a series of Saturn V rockets to deliver six groups of American astronauts to the moon. Each massive vehicle weighed about 6.5 million pounds. The initial thrust required to launch it was tremendous. Gas mileage was seven inches per gallon. Only later, after the rocket flew farther from the grip of Earth’s gravity, did the fuel economy improve. I’m guessing that in your own life, you may be experiencing something like that seven-inches-per-gallon feeling right now. But I guarantee you won’t have to push this hard for long. Homework: Confess your deepest secrets to yourself. Say them out loud when no one but you is listening. Testify at Freewillastrology.com.
(June 21-July 22): Mars, the planet that rules animal vitality and instinctual enthusiasm, will cruise through your astrological House of Synergy for much of the next five months. That’s why I’ve concluded that between now and mid-November, your experience of togetherness can and should reach peak expression. Do you want intimacy to be robust and intense, sometimes bordering on rambunctious? It will be if you want it to be. Adventures in collaboration will invite you to wander out to the frontiers of your understanding about how relationships work best.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The coming weeks will be a favorable time for happy endings to sad stories and for the emergence of efficient solutions to convoluted riddles. I bet it will also be a phase when you can perform some seemingly clumsy magic that dispatches a batch of awkward karma. Hooray! Hallelujah! Praise Goo! But now listen to my admonition, Libra: The coming weeks won’t be a good time to toss and turn in your bed all night long, thinking about what you might have done differently in the month of May. Honor the past by letting it go.
(July 23-Aug. 22): Which astrological sign laughs hardest and longest and most frequently? I’m inclined to speculate that Sagittarius deserves the crown, with Leo and Gemini fighting it out for second place. But having said that, I suspect that in the coming weeks you Leos could rocket to the top of the chart, vaulting past Sagittarians. Not only are you likely to find everything funnier than usual; I bet you will also encounter more than the usual number of authentically humorous and amusing experiences. (P.S.: I hope you won’t cling too fiercely to your dignity, because that would interfere with your full enjoyment of the cathartic cosmic gift.)
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Dear Dr. Astrology: In the past four weeks, I have washed all 18 of my underpants four times. Without exception, every single time, each item has been inside out at the end of the wash cycle. This is despite the fact that most of them were not inside out when I threw them in the machine. Does this weird anomaly have some astrological explanation? —Upside-Down Scorpio.” Dear Scorpio: Yes. Lately your planetary omens have been rife with reversals, inversions, flip-flops, and switchovers. Your underpants situation is a symptom of the bigger forces at work. Don’t worry about those bigger forces, though. Ultimately, I think you’ll be glad for the renewal that will emerge from the various turnabouts.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’re in a phase when you’ll be smart to bring more light and liveliness into the work you do. To spur your efforts, I offer the following provocations. (1) “When I work, I relax. Doing nothing makes me tired.” —Pablo Picasso. (2) “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” —Ann Landers. (3) “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” —Aristotle. (4) “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” —Scott Adams. (5) “Working hard and working smart can sometimes be two different things.” —Byron Dorgan. (6) “Don’t stay in bed unless you can make money in bed.” —George Burns. (7) “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.” —Mark Twain.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): According to my analysis of the astrological omens, a little extra egotism might be healthy for you right now. A surge of super-confidence would boost your competence; it would also fine-tune your physical well-being and attract an opportunity that might not otherwise find its way to you. So, for example, consider the possibility of renting a billboard on which you put a giant photo of yourself with a tally of your accomplishments and a list of your demands. The cosmos and I won’t have any problem with you bragging more than usual or asking for more goodies than you’re usually content with.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): As I sat down to meditate on your horoscope, a hummingbird flew in my open window. Scrambling to herd it safely back outside, I knocked my iPad on the floor, which somehow caused it to open a link to a YouTube video of an episode of the TV game show Wheel of Fortune, where the hostess, Vanna White, garbed in a long red gown, revealed that the word puzzle solution was “USE IT OR LOSE IT.” So what does this omen mean? Maybe this: You’ll be surprised by a more-or-less delightful interruption that compels you to realize that you had better start taking greater advantage of a gift or blessing that you’ve been lazy or slow to capitalize on.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “There isn’t enough of anything as long as we live,” said poet and short-story writer Raymond Carver.“But at intervals a sweetness appears and, given a chance, prevails.” My reading of the astrological omens suggests that the current phase of your cycle is one of those intervals, Aquarius. In light of this grace period, I have some advice for you, courtesy of author Anne Lamott: “You weren’t born a person of cringe and contraction. You were born as energy, as life, made of the same stuff as stars, blossoms, breezes. You learned contraction to survive, but that was then.” Surrender to the sweetness, dear Aquarius.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Between you and your potential new power spot is an imaginary 10-foot-high electrified fence. It’s composed of your least charitable thoughts about yourself and your rigid beliefs about what’s impossible for you to accomplish. Is there anything you can do to deal with this inconvenient illusion? I recommend that you call on Mickey Rat, the cartoon superhero in your dreams who knows the difference between destructive destruction and creative destruction. Maybe as he demonstrates how enjoyable it could be to tear down the fence, you’ll be inspired to join in the fun.
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ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING Responsible for graduate admissions. Tracks and insures integrity of student files and information for an average of 1600 applicants per year. Responds to inquiries regarding program requirements, financial aid, and other related topics. Provides administrative support to the Vice Chair in all areas of student affairs, including student recruitment. Reqs: Work history demonstrating a strong administrative background. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to deal with individuals from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Must be detail oriented and able to evaluate and analyze data and make recommendations. Position requires professional telephone manner, ability to organize and prioritize workload, edit and proofread materials, work independently under pressure of deadlines, and handle multiple interruptions efficiently.
Demonstrated knowledge of software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and FileMaker Pro. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Some overtime hours required during peak admissions season. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 6/12/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20180274
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RESIDENTIAL & COMMUNITY LIVING Responsible for managing the overall due process system, administrative management, and response coordination for residents/students living in Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Services facilities. Assists the Assistant Dean of Students/Judicial Affairs to adjudicate university-wide cases referred for disciplinary action. Provides training to staff, and serves as the departmental liaison regarding conduct matters related to residents in all units of housing. Reqs: Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, or other related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. 3-5 years of experience in adjudicating college/university student conduct cases (preferably post-Master’s degree). 2-3 years of experience training student staff and/or professionals on relevant educational programs, policies and procedures. Strong supervision skills to build a team of 2-3 Conduct Officers. Strong leadership skills to build a team that supports the goals of Residential & Community Living (unit) and Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Services (department). Excellent writing skills and a working command of policy and procedural writing. Excellent communication skills for working with diverse individuals, departments, parents, etc. Working knowledge of legal issues related to campus/ university matters. Strong database management skills. Strong public speaking skills. Excellent decision making skills and the ability to factor in various perspectives. Experience collaborating with other campus offices such as Student Affairs, Risk Management, Human Resources and campus counsel. Title IX Training. Threat Assessment Training. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Must be available to work evening and weekends. $53,200-$73,510/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 6/14/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20180284
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OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR Manages every aspect of the Chancellor’s calendar, ranging from daily appointments and speaking commitments to complex international travel, ensuring that the Chancellor is fully briefed and has all relevant background materials for each engagement. Serves as primary contact for those wishing to meet with the Chancellor or to plan activities involving the Chancellor. Exercises sound judgment, tact, and discretion in coordinating the Chancellor’s complex schedule. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and previous work experience in a related field. Excellent communication skills, demonstrating diplomacy, tact, sensitivity, and discretion at all times. Ability to absorb complex directions quickly and work with a high degree of accuracy while tracking multiple deadlines and priorities. Strong organizational abilities; flexible, efficient, thorough, and collaborative. High degree of computer literacy, including experience with or ability to quickly learn common campus-specific and other computer application programs. (At the Executive Assistant 4 level, minimum of 3 years of experience in calendar coordination, higher education administrative assistance, or related field.) Note: Fingerprinting required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 6/14/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20180286
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DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Works to optimize philanthropic support for A&L, in response to priorities established by the Director of A&L. As a member of the Development Office staff, fund raising efforts are devoted primarily to A&L and the remaining time to other University initiatives as appropriate. With regard to major gift fund raising, responsible for designing and executing planned strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and
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TITLE IX AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY COMPLIANCE OFFICE Develops and facilitates campus discrimination & sexual harassment prevention training programs, including but not limited to departmental sessions, campus-wide presentations, and train-the-trainer sessions. Advises faculty, staff and students on University policies and procedures that address unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Minimum 2 years of demonstrated expertise and skill in the creation and implementation of compliance training programs. Definitive knowledge of and experience with regulatory requirements for sexual violence and sexual harassment training compliance. Experience with developing marketing and outreach strategies to promote training new and continued training programs. Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills. Demonstrated work ethic, personal responsibility for completion of work independently. Detail-orientated, organized, ability to schedule and problem solve. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, and handle multiple assignments in short periods. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential, sensitive and complex information and matters with composure, mature judgment and utmost discretion. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Occasional weekends and evenings. $53,200-$66,500/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 6/12/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20180276
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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: Cristi Mechelon Vasquez: 132 East Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, (805) 882-2226 Published MAY 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CULTIVATE EVENTS at 130 W. Valerio St #1, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Katherine Elise Hershfelt (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Katie Hershfelt. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 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: 2018-0001467. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DAKARI POOLS at 776 W HWY 246, Buelton, CA 93427. David Heuer (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: David Heuer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 08, 2018. This 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: 2018-0001391. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LOVEMINDSOUL at 5320 Traci Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Melissa Olson (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Melissa Olson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 10, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018-0001419. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CECCHETTI USA (CUSA) at 7199 Tuolumne Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93117. The Cecchetti Society: 13400 W. Washington Blvd #206, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. This business is conducted by a Corporation, Signed: Denise Rinaldi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 10, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018-0001418. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SALTANDMOUNTAINAIR at 2515 Selrose Ln, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Jeffrey Morgan Salter (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Jeff Salter. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 08, 2018. This 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: 2018-0001395. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOBOZO at 110 N. Soledad St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Hobozo LLC (Same Address). This business is conducted by a Limitied Liability Company, Signed: Stephen Harding. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on APR 18, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018-0001208. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE GOODLAND CO at 7634 Hollister Ave #126, Santa Barbara, CA 93117. Goodland Technology Company LLC (Same Address). This business is conducted by a Limitied Liability Company, Signed: David Bedard. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 08, 2018. This 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: 2018-0001388. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REVIVED SOUL at 170 Brandon Dr, Goleta, CA 93117. Melina Baltadano: 3003 Calle Noguera, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Sally Reagan: 170 Brandon Dr, Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a General Partnership, Signed: Sally Reagan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 08, 2018. This 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: 2018-0001394. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PHONEX TELECOMMUNICATIONS at 350 S. Kellogg Ave, Suite R, Goleta, CA 93117. Ronald Force (Same Address); Rudolph V. Shaw: 5260 Calle Morelia, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. This business is conducted by a General Partnership, Signed: Ronald Force. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 03, 2018. This 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: 2018-0001344. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: IMPULSE INTERNET SERVICES LLC at 6144 Calle Real, Suite 200, Goleta, CA 93117. Impulse Advanced Communications LLC (Same Address). This business is conducted by a Limitied Liability Company, Signed: Kenneth Alker. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on APR 19, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018-0001223. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALENARIECA DESIGN STUDIO at 414 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Alena Rieger: 784 Laurel Walk Apt D, Goleta, CA 93117. This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Alena Rieger. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 04, 2018. This 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: 2018-0001358. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RENEGADE WINES at 417 Santa Barbara St A-6, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Stephen Wayne: 222 Natoma St #B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Stephen Wayne. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 11, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018-0001429. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GRAPEVINE SANTA BARBARA & TRANSPORTATION, SANTA BARBARA GRAPEVINE & TRANSPORTATION, SANTA BARBARA SUV at 836 Anacapa St STE 324, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Johannes C Steenkamp: 1422 Twinridge Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: J.C. Steenkamp. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 08, 2018. This 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: 2018-0001393. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FINAL GIRL at 84 Industrial Way, Unit C, Buelton, CA 93427. Nani Wine Company LLC: 1881 Country Club Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company, Signed: Lea Fainer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 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: 2018-0001332. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CMC INVESTMENTS, LLC at 2027 Village Lane Suite 102, Solvang, CA 93463. CMC Investments, LLC (Same Address). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company, Signed: Alan R. Hersh. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 14, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018-0001450. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHAKER MILL at 418 State St A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Pineapple House, LLC: 1212 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 . This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company, Signed: Brandon Ristaino. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on APR 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: 2018-0001236. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GALANGA THAI RESTAURANT at 507 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Galanga Thai Restaurant LLC (Same Address). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company, Signed: Wantana Wuttipinitkul. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 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) byConnie Tran. FBN Number: 2018-0001448. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: LIFE STYLED BY ARI TRAVEL CONCIERGE OF SB, SB CONCIERGE SERVICE, SB CONCIERGE SERVICES at 1716 Bath St #4, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Arianna Michelle Gilbert (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Arianna M. Gilbert. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 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: 2018-0001452. Published: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: A TOUCH OF NIRVANA at 7243 Alameda Ave, Goleta, CA 93117. Jocelyn Favor (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Jocelyn Favor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 17, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Hillman. FBN Number: 2018-0001484. Published: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MODERN CONTENT GROUP at 1816 Gillespie St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Ken Convoy (Same Address); Rio Vista Universal: 9350 Wilshire BLVD, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. This business is conducted by a General Partnership, Signed: Ken Convoy. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on APR 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: 2018-0001290. Published: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CONTRAMARKETING at 1816 Gillespie St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Ken Convoy (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Ken Convoy. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on APR 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: 2018-0001289. Published: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STONEHART at 1489 Cantera Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Toree Arntz (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Toree Arntz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 16, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Hillman. FBN Number: 2018-0001475. Published: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA VOLLEYBALL CAMPS at 5141 Ella Ln, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Gaucho Volleyball Camps LLC (Same Address). This business is conducted by Limited Liability Company, Signed: Wesley Welch. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 18, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018-0001499. Published: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL PRACTICE OF SANTA BARBARA at 5333 Hollister Ave Suite 150, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Daniel F. Craviotto Jr., MD, INC: 5327 Paseo Rio, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Steven B. Hollstien, MD: 1390 N. Fairview Ave, Goleta, CA 93117; Matthew Pifer, MD: 1020 Alston Rd, Montecito, CA 93108; Victor A. Tacconelli, MD, INC: 1310 Robbins St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by an Unincorporated Association, Signed: Leslie Cavanagh. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 18, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018-0001502. Published: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: BUENAVENTURA OPTOMETRY at 3855 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Glenn Kawaguchi OD INC: 3301 E Main St Suite 1006, Ventura, CA 93003. This business is conducted by a Corporation, Signed: Glenn Kawaguchi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018-0001460. Published: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUNRISE AUTO AGENCY at 5276 Hollister Ave #103, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Steven Kirker: 380 N. San Marcos Rd #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Steven Kirker. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 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 Mercer. FBN Number: 2018-0001476. Published: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HIDEAWAY SANTA BARBARA at 420 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Orchid Inn, LLC (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Limited Liablity Company, Signed: Francine Talmadge. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 17, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018-0001477. Published: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS CITY COUNCIL June 19, 2018; 6:00 p.m. July 17, 2018; 6:00 p.m.
Cannabis Land Use Ordinance NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Goleta City Council will conduct two public hearings to consider adopting a Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (Case No: 18-035ORD). The date, time, and location of the public hearings are set forth below. The hearing agendas will also be posted on the City website at https://tinyurl.com/ GoletaMeetings. FIRST READING HEARING DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. PLACE City of Goleta, Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117 SECOND READING HEARING DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. PLACE: City of Goleta, Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117 PROJECT LOCATION: The regulations would apply citywide, including areas within the Coastal Zone. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The City is considering a cannabis land use ordinance, consistent with state law, that would allow for, and regulate, various cannabis businesses. The ordinance includes regulations and standards addressing: • Definitions and Use Classifications • Personal Cultivation • Allowed Cannabis Uses and Permit Procedures • Accessory Uses for Collocated Cannabis Use Types • Specific Use Standards • Permit Procedures • Inspections, Permit Revocations, and Enforcement Actions related to the adoption of this ordinance repeals previous City regulations that prohibited (1) cannabis businesses from locating within the City and (2) personal cannabis cultivation. Environmental Review: Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) an Addendum to the City’s General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan 2006 Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), 2009 Supplemental EIR, and subsequent addenda was prepared for the project. The Addendum did not identify any new impacts associated with the adoption of the ordinance and related actions. DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The staff report packet may be obtained at the City of Goleta, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. The documents will be posted on the City’s web site at www.cityofgoleta.org at least 72 hours ahead of the meeting. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/or oral comments. Written comments may be sent to the City Clerk email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. In order to be disseminated to the City Council for consideration during the Council meeting, written information must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Monday at noon prior to the City Council meeting. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional information is on file at the Planning and Environmental Review Department, Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. Contact Andy Newkirk at (805) 961-7544 or anewkirk@cityofgoleta. org for more information regarding the project or visit http://www.cityofgoleta. org/projects-programs/studies-and-other-projects/cannabis-regulations. [Para información en español, por favor llame Sr. Jaime Valdez, (805) 961-7568.] Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code §65009[b]).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALLIANCE FARMS at 9676 Harvest Rd, Los Alamos, CA 93440. Seamus Ethridge (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Seamus Ethridge. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 18, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Hillman. FBN Number: 2018-0001501. Published: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VIA VENETO at 331 Milpas St #1A, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Angela Merli: 1023 Cacique St APT A, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Angela Merli. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 17, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2018-0001480. Published: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LORE LEATHERWORKS at 316 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Laurie Christine Gow (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Laurie Gow. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 11, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018-0001428. Published: MAY 31, JUN 07, 14, 21, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VELVET BRICK SELLING STRATEGIES at 18 Arroyo Vista Dr., Goleta, CA 93117. Bryan Travis Siever (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Norma A Siever. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 24, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018-0001549. Published: MAY 31, JUN 07, 14, 21, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUNSWEPT STUDIOS at 1601 Gillespie St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Scarlett Kathryn McDonald (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Scarlett McDonald. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018-0001459. Published: MAY 31, JUN 07, 14, 21, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ANACAPA HAULING, ANACAPA HAULING & TRANSPORT at 3463 State St. #512, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. The Merino Group LLC (Same Address). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company, Signed: George Merino. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 22, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Hillman. FBN Number: 2018-0001532. Published: MAY 31, JUN 07, 14, 21, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MONLIEFF VINEYARDS, MONLIEFF WINES at 114 E. Haley St., Suite O, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Monlieff Wines LLC (Same Address). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company, Signed: Jeni Chen. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018-0001528. Published: MAY 31, JUN 07, 14, 21, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CORE CHIROPRACTIC CENTER OF SANTA BARBARA at 5370 Hollister AVE, Suite K, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Steven Michael Hewitt: 259 Palo Alto, Goleta, CA 93117. This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Steve Hewitt. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 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 Rachel N. Hillman. FBN Number: 2018-0001587. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA ITALIAN DELI AND GROCERY at 415 E. De La Guerra St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Edith Ziliotto (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Michelle Zoesch. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 09, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018-0001411. Published: MAY 31, JUN 07, 14, 21, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SPARKLE CLEANING SERVICE at 721 De La Vina St #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Marisela Lopez Silva (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Marisela Lopez. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 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: 2018-0001594. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE BODYWORK STUDIO at 270 E. HWY 246 #222, Buelton, CA 93427. Adina DiGirolamo: 434 S. E St., Lompoc, CA 93436. This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Adina DiGirolamo. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on JUN 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018-0001615. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TINO’S ITALIAN GROCERY at 210 W. Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. M&Z Italian Grocery: 111 S. Voluntario St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This business is conducted by a Corporation, Signed: Deanna Morinini. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 24, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018-0001547. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INSIGHT HOMEOPATHY, INC at 27 W. Anapamu #367, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Insight Homeopathy, INC (Same Address). This business is conducted by a Corporation, Signed: Linda Nurra. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 24, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018-0001551. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INSIGHTS FROM WITHIN HYPNOTHERAPY at 2335 Sonora Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Peter Quay Wright (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Peter Quay Wright. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 31, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018-0001600. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PATSY’S BAKED GOODS & CONFECTIONS at 401 South R Street, Lompoc, CA 93463. Monica Ann Orsua (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Monica Orsua. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 18, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2018-0001497. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OPENOCEAN at 1936 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Benjamin Scott Halpern (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Benjamin Halpern. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 31, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Hillman. FBN Number: 2018-0001598. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FRUIT BLOSSOMS SB at 130 Verona Ave, Goleta, CA 93117. Marian Armanios (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Marian Armanios. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 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: 2018-0001461. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WEST OF LA at 6885 Shepard Mesa Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Cliff Adams (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Cliff Adams. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 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: 2018-0001519. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DUE LUNE, DUE LUNE CUCINA at 1 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Due Lune, INC: 114 E. Haley St, Suite O, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by an Corporation, Signed: Jeni Chen. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 29, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel N. Hillman. FBN Number: 2018-0001580. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805ROYALTY.COM at 1515 San Anders St #D, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Brian Yoon Cho: 733 Calle De Los Amigos, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Brian Yoon Cho. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 29, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018-0001577. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 VAPOR & SMOKE SHOP at 1515 San Anders St #C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Ryon Cho: 733 Calle De Los Amigos, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This business is conducted by an Individual, Signed: Ryon Cho. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 29, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2018-0001576. Published: JUN 07, 14, 21, 28, 2018.
NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF Ariel Loudd Odain Miller ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV02174 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: Ah’Miya Le’Lahni Mitchell TO: Ah’Miya Le’Lahni Danita Miller 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 June 13, 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: MAY 17, 24, 31, JUN 07, 2018. IN THE MATTER OF Chelsea Rose Pasmore ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV02438 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a
change of names FROM and TO the following names: FROM: Chelsea Rose Pasmore TO: Chelsea Rose Grattan FROM: Liam Roger Barry TO: Liam Patrick Grattan 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 JULY 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: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018. IN THE MATTER OF Paria Pourjavaheri ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CV02423 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: Paria Pourjavaheri TO: Paria Sabet Allan-Blitz 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 August 08, 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: MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018.
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SUMMONS (FAMILY Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name) (Aviso Al Demandad (Nombre): Sandra Louise Spiritosanto YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. Read the information below (Lo han demandado. Lea la informacion a continuacion y en la pagina siguiente). PETITIONER’S NAME IS (Nombre del demandante): John Spiritosanto You have 30 calendar days after this summons and petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts
Online SelfHelp Center (www. courts.ca. gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca.org) or by contacting you local county bar association. Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de sesta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerio. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encontrar un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. CASE NO: 18FL00870 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT, 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is : Helen C. Zajic, Attorney at Law: PO Box 21614, Santa Barbara, CA 93121; (805) 698-8454 DATE: APRIL 10, 2018. By Thomas Hernandez, Deputy Published MAY 24, 31, JUN 07, 14, 2018.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL June 19, 2018; 6:00 p.m. CONSENT CALENDAR July 17, 2018; 6:00 p.m.
Cannabis Business License Ordinance NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Goleta City Council will conduct two public hearings to consider adopting a Cannabis Business License Ordinance. The date, time, and location of the public hearings are set forth below. The hearing agendas will also be posted on the City website at https://tinyurl.com/GoletaMeetings. FIRST READING HEARING DATE AND TIME: PLACE:
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. City of Goleta, Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117
SECOND READING MEETING DATE AND TIME: PLACE:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. City of Goleta, Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117
PROJECT LOCATION: The regulations would apply citywide, including areas within the Coastal Zone. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The City is considering a cannabis business license ordinance, consistent with state law that would allow for, and regulate, various cannabis businesses. The ordinance includes regulations and standards addressing: • Intent and Definitions • Compliance with State and Local Licensing Requirements • General Provisions for Commercial Cannabis Activities • Maintenance of Records and Reporting • Operational Standards for All Commercial Cannabis Business Activities • Additional Requirements for Dispensary and Retails Sales of Cannabis; Delivery Services; Manufactured Cannabis Businesses; Cannabis Cultivation Businesses; Testing Laboratories • Revocation and Suspension, Enforcement, Limited Liability • Fees and Taxes Actions related to the adoption of this ordinance repeals previous City regulations for the delivery of medicinal cannabis operations. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW: Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) an Addendum to the City’s General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan 2006 Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), 2009 Supplemental EIR, and subsequent addenda was prepared for the project. The Addendum did not identify any new impacts associated with the adoption of the ordinance and related actions. DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The staff report packet may be obtained at the City of Goleta, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. The documents will be posted on the City’s web site at www.cityofgoleta.org at least 72 hours ahead of the meeting. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/or oral comments. Written comments may be sent to the City Clerk email: email@example.com; or mail: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. In order to be disseminated to the City Council for consideration during the Council meeting, written information must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Monday at noon prior to the City Council meeting. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Carmen Nichols (805) 961-7522 or cnichols@ cityofgoleta.org for more information regarding the proposed ordinance. Información en español, es disponible (805) 961-7522 Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code §65009[b]). Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, June 7, 2018
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