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ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES

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“Janeway channels fire-and-brimstone energy as the frontman of St. Paul and the Broken Bones. During the band’s feverish live shows, he yelps, screams, croons and often dives into the audience.” Rolling Stone Sun, Oct 21 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre Tickets start at $35 / $20 UCSB students An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

Event Sponsors: Erika & Matthew Fisher

The Tallest Man on Earth When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground Tour Wed, Nov 28 / 8 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall Tickets start at $25 / $15 UCSB students

“[His] warbly croon, singsong strumming and penchant for poetic folk-pop hits a high-water mark.” Rolling Stone Playing spare, tuneful indie folk enlivened by passionate vocals and poetic lyrics, The Tallest Man on Earth is Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, whose “highly personal lyrics and irresistibly rollicking guitar [are] a thing of refined and impeccable beauty” (NPR). He’s releasing his new EP, When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground Ground,, one song at a time accompanied by a video about the process behind each track. Event Sponsors: Suzi & Glen Serbin

Visionary Urban Dance from France Mourad Merzouki, Artistic Director

Pixel Tue, Nov 13 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

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“They’re animated by waves of energy, as if volts of electricity were traveling from muscle to muscle and limb to limb. Then that tightly controlled power explodes into fireworks.” Times Union

Dance Series Sponsors: Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel, Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Robert Feinberg Irma & Morrie Jurkowitz, Barbara Stupay

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Big Ideas from Arts & Lectures Zen Buddhist Visionary

2017 Time magazine Person of the Year

Joan Halifax in conversation with Pico Iyer

Tarana Burke ‘me too.’ Movement

“It’s exhilarating to know that such a powerful voice is finally breaking through. Tarana will continue to do this work, but the stage will be bigger and the microphone turned all the way up.” Time 100 Tue, Oct 23 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall Tickets start at $20 / $10 UCSB students

Mon, Nov 5 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall $20 / FREE for UCSB students

Joan Halifax is many things – activist, author, caregiver, teacher, Zen Buddhism priest – but in all her roles, she is consistently courageous and compassionate. In an intimate conversation with Pico Iyer, Halifax offers a unique opportunity to hear the stories behind her extraordinary life and to gain insight into her latest book, Standing at the Edge.

Tarana Burke created the ‘me too.’ Campaign in 2006 to help young women of color who had survived sexual abuse and assault. The phrase, now amplified in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, has become a global call to action.

Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Religious Studies

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Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time

Wed, Nov 7 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall Tickets start at $20 / $10 UCSB students “We can rescue the dignity and hopes of refugees and displaced people. And if we help them, in the process we will rescue our own values.” – David Miliband

With support from the Harold & Hester Schoen Arts & Lectures Endowment

Rewriting the Code of Life: CRISPR Biology and the Future of Genome Editing

Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Global Studies

Thu, Nov 8 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall Tickets start at $20 / $10 UCSB students “The technology of gene editing will be the most important advance of our era, one that will create astonishing opportunities combined with frightening moral challenges.” –Walter Isaacson

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Title: Marketing and Promotions Manager What’s so fun about Best Fest? Why buy a ticket? Every vendor and sponsor who comes has been crowned the very best by Indy readers, and there are very few events in Santa Barbara where you can drink a beer with your dentist, your dog trainer, and your barber all in one night. It brings all those different parts of our community under one roof, and that’s what makes it magical. There’s been some incredible food and drink at past parties. What were some of your favorites? The Good Lion and their dangerously delicious cocktails. We are lucky to have them back again this year. Their line gets long, but it’s 100 percent worth the wait.

Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Besides all the good nosh and booze, what can attendees expect this year? Dancing to beats all night long, snapping photos in our photo booth, and having the BEST time.

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Movie Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

ENDORSEMENTS.. . . . . . . . . . . 9 SPORTS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 POLITICAL COMMENTARY.. . . 11 ODDS & ENDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 NEWS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 OPINIONS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology . . . . . . 159 Angry Poodle Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 CLASSIFIEDS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

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DANIEL HARDING CONDUCTOR Two of the nation’s most prestigious classical music institutions come together to mark a shared Centennial as CAMA opens its 100th concert season with a performance by the dynamic Los Angeles Philharmonic, which is also celebrating its own century of excellence in 2018/2019, having performed well over 250 concerts in Santa Barbara for CAMA over the past century.

Works by Olga Neuwirth and Anton Bruckner RED CARPET RECEPTION FOR ALL TICKET HOLDERS AT 3:00 PM CAMA thanks our generous sponsors who have made this performance possible: Primary Sponsor: The Elaine F. Stepanek Concert Fund Principal Sponsor: The Samuel B and Margaret C. Mosher Foundation Sponsors: Bitsy & Denny Bacon and The Becton Family Foundation • Val & Bob Montgomery The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation Co-sponsor: Christine & Robert Emmons

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Santa Barbara Community College District Trustee Area 5:

Marsha Croninger PAU L WELLM AN F I LE PHOTO

Why mess with success? When Marsha Croninger joined the board eight years ago, she was part of a community insurrection trying to save Santa Barbara City College from well-intended administrators then making a host of budget-driven bad decisions. In the intervening eight years, City College has managed to reestablish faith with the community. Along the way, it also happened to be recognized as the best community college in the country with the 2013 Aspen Prize. Croninger did not do this on her own, but she did play a significant role in making it happen. Croninger does not often craft a pithy sound bite, but no boardmember has worked as hard and as constructively as she has. She played a key role in addressing the concerns of Mesa and lower Westside residents who complained about the growing numbers of SBCC students from out of Santa Barbara and those causing a ruckus in the neighborhoods. She played a pivotal role in getting the board to reduce the number of international students and those from outside California. In 2014, Croninger first proposed adopting the Promise, a plan that offers every student graduating from high schools within SBCC’s districts free tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment. She worked for this until it was finally adopted in 2016. Croninger didn’t make this happen by herself, but she definitely gave a very strong assist. During Croninger’s tenure, City College has hired two new presidents and has helped stabilize Santa Barbara’s highly esteemed community education program — nearly deep-sixed by a previous administration dealing with a budget crisis.

Yes on Measure X Carpinteria Sales Tax

Of all the ballot items facing Carpinteria voters, the most important is Measure X, which will generate $2.3 million per year in much-needed city revenues by increasing the sales tax from 7.75 percent to a flat 9 percent. Measure X is not sexy, just necessary, the way sidewalks, street paving, and bridges tend to be. It takes a lot of money to run a city, even a small one famed for its cozy, down-home intimacy. Over the years, Carpinteria city administrators have been pruning services in the face of stubborn fiscal realities. Today, the sheriff ’s substation no longer maintains open office hours. But compared to road conditions, that’s a small detail. When roads reach a certain level of deterioration, the decay accelerates, as do maintenance costs. Yes, Sacramento is covering most of the costs associated with the new freeway bridge, but the 14 percent in matching funds assigned the City of Carpinteria is still a very big gulp. Carpinterians have divined that half the sales-tax increase will be paid for by visitors, which might explain why there’s no organized campaign against Measure X.

Carpinteria City Council:

Gregg Carty, Al Clark, and Brad Stein Carpinteria has been shortsightedly hostile to entertaining the financial possibilities of even a limited cannabis trade. Carpinteria greenhouse growers cultivate most of the cannabis on the South Coast — though just outside city limits; city leaders need to find a way to make what hitherto has been seen strictly as a nuisance pay for itself. We hope that incumbent councilmembers Gregg Carty, Al Clark, and Brad Stein — who together account for 52 years of elected service — can shift their focus in this regard. That being said, these three have provided a consistently moderate hand on City Hall’s tiller, helping to maintain Carpinteria’s fierce but gentle sense of community. Neither of the two challengers has articulated a vision that differs in key details. Carpinterians should stick with what’s worked.

Yes on Measure B

Santa Barbara Election Consolidation Measure B will change the timing of mayoral and City Council elections within the City of Santa Barbara so that they will take place with even-year elections. That’s when state, federal, and county elections are held. The most compelling reason to support it is voter turnout. Proponents of Measure B have noted that in November 2016, 85 percent of the city’s registered voters cast ballots. By contrast, the year before, only 52 percent did. It’s hard to argue that increased voter turnout’s a bad thing. In the past, we worried that strictly local concerns might get overshadowed by state and national races, or that party politics might intrude on nonpartisan issues. But we are confident that in Santa Barbara, we will muddle through. And we think that such muddling is better done with more of us than less. It may not be pretty. But that’s democracy.

Yes on Measure G No on Measure H Redistricting Commission

The easy way to understand these two dueling ballot measures is “G” is for Good and “H” is for Horrible. Both seek to create independent citizens’ commissions that would redraw the political boundaries for the county’s five supervisorial districts based on the new U.S. Census data. Oil and development interests paid to get Measure H qualified for the November ballot. It was written with zero public input by the Reason in Government Committee, a dubiously named committee with an even more dubious acronym: RIG. Measure G was formed by Supervisor Das Williams and political consultant Mary Rose as a last-ditch effort to thwart the backers of Measure H. The independent committee to be created by G is about twice as big as H’s and more than twice as diverse, inclusive, and representative of the county’s electorate. The H committee would guarantee two seats for registered Republicans even though they only make up 25 percent of county voters. To be fair to proponents of Measure H, their actions goaded county supervisors to draft a much better alternative. G is for good; please vote accordingly.

Endorsements So Far ...

24th Congressional District:

Salud Carbajal SBCC District Trustee Area 5:

Marsha Croninger Carpinteria City Council:

Gregg Carty, Al Clark, and Brad Stein Measure B: Yes

Santa Barbara Election Consolidation

Measure G: Yes Measure H: No Redistricting Commission

Measure X: Yes Carpinteria Sales Tax

Proposition 1: Yes $4 Billion Housing Bond

Proposition 2: Yes Housing People with Mental Illness Who Are Homeless

Proposition 5: No

Expands Property Tax Breaks Eligible to Homeowners over 55

Proposition 6: No Reject Gas-Tax Repeal

Proposition 10: Yes

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Unnerved But Not Because My Son Might Be Falsely Accused of Rape

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BY KALI LANTRIP

his month, I will deliver my first-

born — a son. I have not even met him yet, but I already love him more than anyone in my life. I can only imagine how my feelings will be magnified in the coming months and years, but already I feel fiercely protective and hopeful and nervous for him. I watched the national spectacle between Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh with dread. As a country, we are divided on so many issues, but gender violence, sexual assault, and what to make of public accusations like these affect people deeply on all sides. Battle lines are drawn, and rational thought escapes us as we defend our own — either based on political party or gender, or both. On one side, people are celebrating Dr. Blasey Ford’s courage: naming all the barriers for survivors to come forward and tell their story and acknowledging the horrific impact this has had on her. On the other side, people are worried about the precedent of one person’s narrative being able to derail someone’s life. Despite the often-repeated trope that this will “ruin his life,” the truth is, 99.4 percent of rapes have no criminal consequence for the perpetrator. Case in point: Brett Kavanaugh has just been confirmed to the highest court of the land. Far from being ruined, his life, his power is exponentially increased. He is a powerful reminder that one woman’s story of being forcefully pushed onto a bed and laughed at as a boy tries to rape her may make a headline, might move people, might even be believed by many, but ultimately, it cannot impact the course of his life. This is the status quo in our country. What we witnessed is the same dynamic at play for centuries, dramatically splashed across the news: She accuses; he is angry; he wins. I have listened to the outcry for the dueprocess rights that the accused deserve. To be clear, the Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Senate was not a court of law; it was a job interview. There is no “due process” in this context. The standard of evidence that would sway the committee one way or another is whatever they say it is. But even here — with little to no legal trappings, evidentiary standards, or due process — it was clear to me that Dr. Blasey Ford’s testimony was never going to change the trajectory of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Not because of politics but because of power. Once again, we have seen affirmed that those with more money, power, and privilege are always going to have the upper hand in a court of law, in the workplace, or in any institution. Those with more power are the ones who set the rules, enforce the laws, and decide who should be believed. The fact that the point was debated over another white male joining the Supreme Court is thick with

irony. He’s one more powerful, privileged man in charge of making the rules. Rules we can fully expect to protect the status quo. Neutrality is a nice ideal — but it does not exist in a system flawed by power imbalance. Impartiality allows us all to remain silently, unquestioningly, within the status quo. But the scales of justice will always tip toward those with power. If we are ever going to change or lessen crimes of injustice and abuse, our understanding of “neutrality” must be adjusted. Otherwise, the Brett Kavanaughs of the world will continue to be promoted. And yet, the president of the United States said on national television that this is a “very scary time for young men in America.” Really? For anyone worried about a son being falsely accused of rape, ground yourself in some statistics. Your son, my son, has a 17

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Despite the oftenrepeated trope that this will “ruin his life,” the truth is, 99.4 percent of rapes have no criminal consequence for the perpetrator. percent chance of experiencing sexual abuse during his lifetime. He has a 20 percent chance of hitting a partner. He has a 0.03 percent chance of being struck by lightning. But if he were accused of sexual assault, he would have a 2 percent chance the accusation would be false. I am nervous for my son, but not because he may be falsely accused of rape. What unnerves me is to raise him in a society that does not follow through with consequences for male violence, that pays lip service to sexual assault and pretends to be outraged, but then raises the accused to positions of power — like the Supreme Court or the presidency. I am worried about him feeling the intense pressure of masculinity and forgetting or not noticing how his actions are impacting those around him. Instead of being scared or hopeless, I want us to put our love for our boys to good use, to teach them to recognize male violence. Let’s teach our boys to be powerful allies, to be able to apologize when their words or behavior hurt others, and to learn and grow from mistakes — to be gentle and loving and open to being challenged by others, especially women. This is what I am going to try to teach my n son.

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NEWS BRIEFS CITY The City of Santa Barbara received $2.33 million in transient occupancy tax (TOT) for August, which is a 9.2 percent increase compared to the same month last year. The 12 percent tax is imposed on visitors occupying a room in a hotel, motel, inn, or similar establishment. Jennifer Tomaszewski, city finance and treasury manager, attributed the growth to “an increase in average room rates and the opening of a new hotel within the year.” The city’s TOT budget of $19.6 million will be partly devoted to creek restoration and improvements to water quality.

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Bellosguardo Gala Pulls In Big Donors and Big Criticism

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: President Jeremy Lindaman (left) and the Bellosguardo Foundation now control more than $95 million in property, artwork, and cash. Among the guests at the decadent Saturday-night bash was former mayor Helene Schneider.

Not present was Dino Frangos. For more The Gatsby gala, Frangos went on, was not by Tyler Hayden anta Barbara ’s well-heeled and well- than 50 years, Frangos worked directly for at all what the reclusive Clark would have connected, decked out in top hats Clark, maintaining the mansion’s upholstery wanted for her beloved Bellosguardo propand flapper dresses, descended on the and interiors. He said he helped open the lines erty. While she was one of the country’s richBellosguardo estate last Saturday for a of communication between Schneider and est women, she scorned the elitism of socialGreat Gatsby-themed fundraising gala. Clark while Clark’s will was being finalized, ites and the ultra wealthy. “Mrs. Clark loved According to Montecito Journal columnist but that as soon as she died, he was blocked regular people,” Frangos said.“Everyone who Richard Mineards, one of just a few media from any involvement in the estate. Long- she wanted off the property was the first to representatives allowed to attend, the fund- time caretaker John Douglas was also fired get on,” he lamented. Social media posts made raiser generated more than $500,000 for the upon the property’s transfer from Clark to by guests Saturday night featured messages about “purchasing history” and the hashtag Bellosguardo Foundation, the charity tasked the foundation. “#ThanksHuguette.” An auction with opening the 23-acre property sold off a private group dinner to the general public. The gala marked the first event and tour for $50,000, a speakin 65 years that anyone other than easy party in the carriage house the estate’s former owner, the late for $60,000, and an exclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark, evening with Kenny Loggins for and her staff had set foot on the $75,000. closely guarded grounds overlookJohn De Herrera is a substitute teacher and watercolor arting East Beach. It was also the first —Artist John De Herrera, who is challenging the Bellosguardo Foundation in court significant step by the foundation, ist with a Funk Zone studio. He’s formed in September 2014, to carry been so troubled by what he sees out Clark’s will, which bequeathed as a self-serving and deliberately opaque attitude by the foundaBellosguardo to the Santa Barbara tion that he filed a writ of mancommunity for the purpose of fos“Jeremy doesn’t want anybody in his way,” date against Lindaman, Wolf, and the rest of tering the arts. The guest list featured celebrities, phi- Frangos said of Lindaman, whose brash con- the Bellosguardo Foundation leadership. The lanthropists, and the personal friends and duct and lack of transparency have been criti- legal petition is meant to compel the nonpolitical allies of former City of Santa Barbara cized by leaders in Santa Barbara’s arts and profit — a government-sanctioned organimayor Helene Schneider, who had appointed philanthropic circles. Lindaman is reportedly zation—to fulfill its mission of opening the the foundation’s initial board of directors, the reason three boardmembers recently quit property as a public venue. “I’m doing this who in turn named Schneider’s political the nonprofit, and he has refused to publicly because I believe in the value of the arts,” said advisor and close confidant Jeremy Linda- answer any specific questions about the foun- De Herrera, who has no formal legal training man as foundation president. Present were dation’s operations and finances.“The feeling and spent the last six months studying in the actor George Hamilton, comedian Dennis I got from him was, ‘We don’t want anybody county courthouse law library. “The mystery Miller, foundation chair and Law & Order knowing what’s going on up here,’” said Fran- is not the house,” said De Herrera. “It’s what producer Dick Wolf, councilmembers Jason gos, who still operates his upholstery busi- the foundation is doing.” Dominguez and Kristen Sneddon, Sheriff ness on Milpas Street. Lindaman has collected Judge Thomas Anderle is expected to rule Bill Brown, benefactors Anne Towbes and more than $300,000 in salary over the last on De Herrera’s petition in the coming weeks. Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, and News-Press four years.“We are still in our infancy,” he told In the meantime, De Herrera and other area copublishers Wendy McCaw and Arthur von KEYT this week. “Lots of decisions still have artists are also asking the City Council to forn Wiesenberger. to be made.” mally address the issue of access.

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Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is offering a oneday pass for its downtown and waterfront shuttles for $1. Day passes can be purchased at the MTD main bus station at 1020 Chapala Street and the MTD offices at 550 Olive Street. Hotels, museums, the Visitor Center, and other locations will soon be selling the one-day passes as well. Passes offer unlimited rides on the two routes and will not expire if they are unused.

COUNTY Twenty-four panels of Santa Barbara’s AIDS Memorial Quilt return next week to the Santa Barbara Courthouse’s Anacapa Gallery from storage in Atlanta, GA. “The four blocks we are bringing back to the area are local men who died of AIDS [acquired immune deficiency syndrome] complications in the 1980s and ‘90s,” said organizer Neil Coffman-Grey. “Our goal is to remember the names of those lost, help survivors express their grief creatively, and focus public awareness on the recent rise in HIV infections in the Central Coast.” The Bring Our Boys Home display will show 10/22-10/26. Santa Barbara County will look at app-driven rental scooters and bicycles next month, the Board of Supervisors decided on Tuesday. Ordinances regulating bicycles, motor vehicles, and roads are being revised to include the expected encroachment of either the road right-of-way or sidewalks by “ondemand personal mobility operations.” Permit requirements and fees to fund the program will get their full airing on 11/6. Supervisors voted unanimously on 10/16 to recognize the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Chumash community leaders were present to receive the resolution. Barbara Savage, founder of the Tribal Trust Foundation, thanked the board for the “opportunity to unite and heal and move forward in celebration.”

LAW & DISORDER Michael Orrick, 53, a Goleta electrician with a lengthy criminal history and white nationalist leanings, was arrested on 10/3 for second-degree burglary and probation violation. Authorities served a search warrant at a residence on Alameda Avenue; they took Orrick into custody and also arrested Daniel Fletcher, 36, who was on parole and in possession of more than eight grams of methamphetamine in several packages, unused packaging materials, a digital scale, syringes, and spoons. He was arrested for possession of meth for sale and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. n

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very year, seniors at Dos Pueblos High School gather to take their class yearbook picture. Over the last several years, some students have used colored duct tape to form letters on their shirts that spell out words and phrases — such as “#STILLSINGLE” and “DREAMERS”— when the students stand in a row with friends. This year (pictured), political statements stood out, including “LIBERALS!,” “TRUMP 2020,” and President Trump’s campaign slogan “MAGA.” Afterward, Dos Pueblos Principal Bill Woodard was approached by about 20 students who were offended by the anti-immigrant and xenophobic connotations linked to Trump’s slogan. “It was ‘MAGA,’ not really ‘TRUMP 2020,’ the students were upset by,” said Woodard. “I listened to them, really truly listened to them.” The group of mostly young Latina women said they found the message divisive and hurtful, and they were further upset that a member of the student leadership group was a participant. There were three levels to the issue, said Woodard: “a leader-

ship representative being involved; students in general doing that; [and] feelings of the administration being supportive of them” (the students with the MAGA shirts). Eder Gaona-Macedo, executive director of Future Leaders of America, spoke with the Latino students who had reached out to Woodard. “A lot of students don’t feel safe or welcome,” said Gaona-Macedo. “Student safety is not just physical; [it’s also] their emotional well-being.” Woodard invited the leadership-class student who participated in spelling out “MAGA” to meet with the group of offended students. “It was a good teachable moment about freedom of speech,” he said, adding that students are learning that words can hurt, especially in today’s political arena. “I’m very proud of how our students have handled the situation,” he said, “and glad we’re having conversations and not shying away.” Woodard said he thinks it’s unlikely the picture will run in the school yearbook, but that’s up to the student editors. — Blanca Garcia


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Disaster Relief Rundown The Great, the Good, and the Still in Need by Jean Yamamura

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he world opened its heart and its pocketbook when disaster struck Montecito in January. More than $11.1 million has been given in the nine months since the tragedy, and about $9.7 million has been provided to the individuals who lost family, homes, wages, or business revenue. What follows is only a financial rundown of the fire and flood aftermath so far; the human toll is incalculable.

> Direct Relief (DR), the interna-

tional emergency medical nonprofit, received $2,853,912 from 3,584 donors. It has disbursed all of it, and DR itself gave another $350,000 in material and cash assistance. The funding and recipients included:

$1.9 million at its Thomas Fire and Flood Fund. United Way absorbed all the administrative costs of handling the funds and gave back 100 percent.

• $1 million: flood and fire victims

offering help to survivors

• $100,000 each: Santa Barbara Support

• More than $800,000: 1,200 individuals

• $75,000: Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade Another $1.8 million in goods was provided by DR for the 400,000 particle masks that were distributed to the public; trucks, rigging, radios, and other search-and-rescue supplies to fire agencies; protective suits for residents returning home; masks, safety glasses, and coveralls to volunteer cleanup crews; and medical supplies, personal-care supplies, and nonprescription drugs to Red Cross shelters.

> The S.B. Bucket Brigade has been a high-

profile, all-volunteer group dedicated to trudging through mud-strewn Montecito to dig out homes, and it continues to search for the two children still missing. The Santa Barbara City College Foundation handled the more than $1 million donated to the Bucket Brigade. Of that, about $700,000 has been spent. The Bucket Brigade’s board voted to give the SBCC Foundation $60,000 for its efforts, which has included spending $40,000 helping students and employees with temporary housing, clothing, and transportation. The foundation is also collecting funds for the S.B. Support Network, which received $323,000. Of that, $249,000 has been spent to help more than 50 families with rent, clothing, school supplies, work vehicles, and other necessities.

> The 805 UndocuFund originated with the realization that hundreds of undocumented workers lost their jobs because of the fire and flood, and it raised about $2 million. About 1,400 families responded to the offer of help, and the fund has given more than $1 million to 626 families. It needs another $300,000 to help all the families that have applied, as well as bilingual volunteers to staff its clinics. > United Way, the industrial-strength nonprofit for many businesses in town, received

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> Three big benefits held at the Santa Bar-

bara Bowl netted over $1 million. The Bowl itself gave $112,000. Jack Johnson and his guests Ben Harper, David Crosby, and Kenny Loggins led the way in March. They raised about half a million dollars. Recipients included: • $203,975: United Way • $50,000: Santa Barbara Foundation • $42,439: Bucket Brigade • About $25,000 each: Foodbank, Search Dog

Foundation, S.B. Response Network, Habitat for Humanity, Greater Goods Ojai, S.B. Support Network Brad Paisley’s show on May 12 raised more than $350,000, of which 100 percent went to Unity Shoppe, Restaurants Care, Montecito YMCA, Farmers Market, and Visit Santa Barbara’s Shine campaign. Katy Perry brought the entire team of her Witness world tour to the Bowl the following week. All the profits from her sold-out concert went to the 93108Fund, the 805 UndocuFund, the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Community Disaster Relief Fund, and Cold Spring School.

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ommunity leaders gathered at the steps of the Santa Barbara Courthouse on October 11 to rally against a federal drilling and fracking proposal that could include upward of 122,000 acres of federal land and mineral estates in Santa Barbara County. The project is only now receiving public attention as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) failed to notify the county of the proposal, according to ForestWatch Executive Director Jeffrey Kuyper 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann. “It’s government-to-government The BLM plan spans eight counties in courtesy to have some outreach when work- California, including Santa Barbara County, ing in your backyard, and there wasn’t any.” and covers 400,000 acres of public land and She was notified about the proposal by Los an additional 1.2 million acres of federal Padres ForestWatch, a nonprofit conserva- mineral estates, or split estates—privately tion group that learned about it less than owned lands with mineral estates that are two weeks before the September 7 public publicly owned and managed by the federal comment cut off. government. Because of what ForestWatch Hartman, Congressmember Salud Car- Executive Director Jeffrey Kuyper referred bajal, and ForestWatch requested an exten- to as “arbitrary deadlines” recently imposed sion for the comment period; their requests by the Trump administration, the BLM must were denied. Speakers at the event opposed produce the final environmental impact the project based on environmental, eco- report by August 2019. “They’re fast-tracknomic, health, and safety concerns. Hart- ing the proposal,” said Kuyper. Congressmann added that drilling a single well can member Carbajal has invited community require more than eight million gallons of members to comment through his office. water, a significant amount considering the “My staff will ensure they get delivered to region is experiencing its worst drought in the Bureau of Land Management,” he said. —Blanca Garcia recorded history.

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he mood in the room was upbeat, almost cheerful, as the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors discussed the newly completed After-Action Report for the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow that pinpoints where emergency managers performed well and where they fell short. The supervisors praised Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Director Rob Lewin for his grit and leadership, and they briefly discussed the OEM’s “opportunities for improvement,” such as to “formalize and socialize” evacuation planning, “refine and enhance” public warnings, and work more closely with local government partners. The board was ready to file the report and move on, but then David Boyd brought reality crashing down. Boyd, a Montecito resident on the executive committee of the Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Action Group (MERRAG, pronounced “mirage”), solemnly asked the supervisors why the report only mentioned in brief the violent deaths of 23 men, women, and children in the debris flow and why it performed no analysis of the causes or circumstances around their demise. The report was not properly selfcritical in identifying the OEM’s shortcomings, Boyd charged, and it did not do enough to address why residents weren’t accurately informed of the danger they faced. Of the 23 killed, 19 lived in what the county termed a “voluntary” evacuation zone. A public survey revealed many residents were confused by OEM’s unclear and conflicting warning messages. The county

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has also been criticized for drawing evacuation boundaries along the east-west line of Highway 192 when predicted debris flows were certain to travel along the north-south creek routes. Lewin and the supervisors were quick to defend the county, explaining they made the best decisions they could with the information they had. They also stressed the psychic toll experienced by staff from the disaster, the deadliest in Santa Barbara history. Boyd then suggested the county perform a “root cause analysis”—like the kind done after an industrial accident or in response to the death of a firefighter in the field — to determine exactly how and why the overwhelming number of deaths occurred. Lewin said he was unaware of any such report for civilians caught in natural disasters. Supervisor Das Williams asked Lewin to explore what options may be available. —Tyler Hayden


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OPENING THE CONVERSATION: John Winkler and Dr. Alice Gleghorn met Monday with other county mental-health experts to talk about increasing the number of beds for psychiatric acute care.

Nudging the Mental-Health Needle Hospital CEOs, County Bigwigs Discuss New Psych Beds by Nick Welsh t wasn’t exactly the proverbial “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” but given Santa Barbara’s crushing need for acute-care psychiatric bed space, it might have been the next best thing. In late August, executives of the county’s three major hospitals — Cottage, Marian, and Lompoc Valley—sat down with Santa Barbara County executives, including mental health czar Alice Gleghorn, to discuss ways to increase the number of short-term acutecare psychiatric beds, as well as some longerterm options. Nothing specific came out of that meeting. Another such gathering is planned for this November. Still, the very fact that it happened is monumental, offering a glimmer of hope that care providers who traditionally have worked on their own might work in concert to meet a great, unmet health-care need. Currently, Santa Barbara County has only 16 acute psychiatric care beds where patients deemed to pose a danger to themselves or others can be held against their will. Those beds are provided in the Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) operated by the county’s Department of Behavioral Wellness. Numerous grand juries over the past 30 years have bemoaned the county’s conspicuous dearth of psychiatric bed space; so too have elected officials and mental-health advocates. But never before have leaders of the major hospitals come together with government officials to do something about it. According to Terri Maus-Nisich, assistant county administrator, the aim is to get as many as 22 additional beds online. The first meeting was preliminary in the extreme, she said. “We talked about how we could best work together to develop involuntary crisis beds. We don’t have any details worked out, like who does what, where, under what venue, and at what cost to the county,” she said. “Even so, it was huge.” For the past eight years, Maus-Nisich and the county have been talking with Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria

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to convert abandoned hospital space into mental-health care. But those talks have yet to bear fruit. It turns out the space would have to be physically separated to accommodate the two different uses, according to state requirements. It would take 18 months to process such an application, let alone fund it and build it. There’s also been some talk about converting the old Lompoc hospital. Cottage offers 20 beds in its psychiatric wing, but those are strictly for voluntary patients with private insurance. To meet the community needs, any new beds would need to accept federal Medi-Cal payments. “Collaborative discussions are in progress, and we will be happy to discuss at a later date as plans develop,” said Cottage spokesperson Maria Zate. Word of these talks has been the buzz among mental-health advocates and was mentioned Monday at a meeting for an initiative called Stepping Up, a loose-knit amalgamation of mental-health, law enforcement, and elected officials and advocates trying to keep people with mental illness out of jail. According to statistics released at that meeting, 1,812 of Sheriff’s Office calls originate with people experiencing severe mental-health crisis. On average, each of those calls took 1.2 hours to resolve, often involving as many as two deputies and one supervising sergeant. Of those, 587 involved individuals deemed actively suicidal. Those calls took 1,500 combined service hours to address. These statistics were used to illustrate a pilot program known as “co-response policing,” in which mental-health workers team up with casually dressed deputies in unmarked cars to respond in ways less likely to exacerbate the situation. Commander Kevin Huddle, the Sheriff’s Office point person for Stepping Up, closed the meeting with this statistic: In 1960, when the United States population was 150 million, there were 600,000 mental-health beds; today, he said, the population is 330 million, n and there are 60,000 beds.

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medically examined by SART and reported the assault to campus police. The university’s investigation found that SART’s findings “corroborate the report of [sexual assault].” Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Donna Geck upheld the university’s decision. On the appeal court decision, UCSB said in a statement that it aims “to ensure that all parties in such cases are treated fairly and accorded appropriate due process, and we appreciate the court’s insight on how these difficult cases can best be handled.” In 2017 at UCSB, there were 42 reports of sexual assault, including 10 cases of fondling, according to Andrea Estrada, the university’s director of media relations. She attributed this high number of reports to the university’s CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education) program and its “robust education and outreach efforts [inform students] about their rights, options, and access to resources.” —Steven Shi

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he 33 apartments at Arlington Village — the new housing development on Chapala Street directly behind The Arlington Theatre — are now for rent at prices that are likely to give Santa Barbara housing advocates serious whiplash. Studios start at $1,850 a month; one-bedroom units, $2,300; and two-bedrooms, $3,300. For a studio tenant to afford these rates—or to avoid spending more than 30 percent of annual income on rent—he or she would have to earn at least $72,000 a year. One-bedroom tenants would need to make $92,000, and two-bedroom dwellers, $132,000. According to a representative with Arlington Village, which is owned by the Corwin family, who operate the Metropolitan Theatres Corporation, the studios and one-bedrooms have all been leased, and only a handful of the larger units remain available. Arlington Village is the latest project to come online under the city’s controversial AUD (Average Unit-Size Density) program, which is meant to add incentives for the construction of workforce rental housing that targets couples making up to $127,000 a year. Critics of the program say its target demographic overlooks Santa Barbara’s

“missing middle,” or those who make 80-120 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). For a couple, that translates to anywhere from $64,000 to $76,000 a year. “All [Arlington Village units] are way out of reach for those households in the missing middle,” confirmed Rob Fredericks, executive director of the city’s Housing Authority. According to new census data, the number of Santa Barbara households reporting incomes of $100,000 a year or less has been steadily decreasing since 2013, while the number of households earning more than $100,000 a year has increased significantly. Since 2016, City Hall has deliberated over an adjustment to the AUD program that would require 10-15 percent of new rental units to be set at rates affordable to the missing middle. Developers have complained this would eat so much into their profits as to make the projects economically infeasible. A City Hall consultant, however, determined that new rentals under such guidelines would still “pencil out” and developers would still make a healthy return. The City Council voted last February to move the item to the Planning Commission for study. —Tyler Hayden


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BIG BUSTS: Over the summer, the Sheriff’s Office eradicated more than 100,000 illegal pot plants in Los Padres National Forest.

Cannabis Watch Retail Lawsuit and Illegal Grows by Nick Welsh ith Santa Barbara County now in the midst of its first legalized cannabis harvest, the number of enforcement actions against illegal growing operations continues to mount. As well, the fairness of the lengthy process by which the City of Santa Barbara selected its three retail operators has been challenged. A lawsuit was filed by the Arizona-based SGSB, which scored the second-highest number of points in the city’s application competition held earlier this year but was excluded from consideration because its proposed site on the 900 block of State Street was located within 1,000 feet of the top-ranked applicant, Coastal Dispensary. The lawsuit named both the City of Santa Barbara and Coastal Dispensary, accusing the latter of lying in its written application to City Hall. SGSB claimed Coastal Dispensary falsified real estate documents to make it appear they owned a property on the 1000 block of Chapala Street when in fact it was only in escrow. In past interviews, city officials have confirmed that was the case, but stated the deadline for all finalists had been extended a month; by that time, they stated, the property proposed by Coastal had, in fact, cleared escrow. SGSB also claimed that the 1,000-foot distance between dispensaries was arbitrary, capricious, and legally indefensible. SGSB principals had no idea at the time they submitted their proposal where other prospective dispensaries might be located. Cannabis consumers and city residents will suffer, the lawsuit argued, because a less qualified provider will be allowed to operate. During the first phase of evaluations, SGSB posted the highest scores. In the second wave, it was edged out by Coastal Dispensary by three points out of a possible total of 1,000. Calls to the City Attorney’s office and to Coastal for comment were not returned by deadline. Given the high stakes involved — an estimated $40 million in annual revenues per dispensary— such conflict is not surprising. The lawsuit was filed after earlier

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efforts by SGSB to get a reconsideration had been rebuffed by City Administrator Paul Casey, whose word on such matters has been decreed the last. To date, none of the three chosen dispensaries selected early this summer have opened for business. The soonest that’s expected will be early next year. Countywide, eradication efforts targeting illegal cannabis grows have picked up steam, with teams of officers led by the Sheriff’s Office now having hit eight locations in the past four weeks. To date, 17,113 plants have been chopped down and buried. The work is hard and time-consuming, stated Lt. Brian Olmstead, involving machetes, chainsaws, and backhoes. That number does not count the 101,752 plants found growing illegally in Los Padres National Forest throughout the summer. The most recent raid took place in Cebada Canyon, located outside Lompoc and reputedly a hotbed of cultivation both legal and otherwise. This week’s action destroyed 1,432 plants; many more had recently been harvested. Olmstead said the growers had obtained temporary state permits, but those expired at the end of August. In addition, he said, the amount of cannabis under cultivation greatly exceeded what the permits allowed. “They were permitted for one hoop house’s worth,” said Olmstead. “There were 12 hoop houses.” Olmstead said his investigators had communicated with the landowner, who, he added, is not always easy to determine. In many instances, he said, the land in question is owned by limited partnerships, which in turn lease it to other limited partnerships. Knowing who is actually calling the shots has proven more challenging and time-consuming than anticipated, he added. To date, there have been raids in Cuyama, Santa Ynez, Lompoc, and Tepusquet Canyon. Some operations in Carpinteria are under scrutiny. To date, no arrests have been made, no charges filed. Cultivation is not a violent crime, Olmstead noted, and once plants have been uprooted, n the crime is over.

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HAZARD PAY: You’ve got to hand it to Bobby Hazard. You might as well. He’d probably take

it anyway. Bobby Hazard, known to his friends merely as “Bob”—and sometimes as “Robert” —is the former Best Western and Comfort Inn mogul now quietly asserting himself as The Am What Am (TAWA for short) running what passes for government in Montecito. More specifically, Hazard—a crusader/ columnist/gadfly for the Montecito Journal —is the not-so-invisible hand orchestrating a total takeover of the Montecito Water District Board of Directors and a partial takeover of the Montecito Sanitary District by a new political cabal calling itself the Committee for Montecito Water Security. To date, this committee has raised north of $100,000 to achieve total hegemony over Montecito’s infrastructure of irrigation and defecation. Naturally, I thought the whole thing smelled funny. The name, I admit, gave me the heebie-jeebies, the “water security” part especially. It injected an unseemly cryptofascist glamor —lean, tight-muscled bodies packed into snug black polo shirts—to what should be an anonymously utilitarian enterprise. Their ads, I admit, seriously bug as well. Actually, they bug a whole lot. “Stop dumping 500,000 gallons per day of wastewater off our beach!” screamed one. Other ads castigated the sanitary district for dumping—it’s always “dumping”—“partially treated wastewater” into the ocean. The clear picture these words

paint—despite all the duplicitously earnest choirboy protests by their painters — is of

human feces floating ominously on the ocean’s surface just off Butterfly Beach.

I called and emailed Hazard, asking if he’d care to comment on his “quest for world domination.” I also included reference to my favorite—though totally unfounded— conspiracy theory. I suspect—but have yet to prove—that this is all part of a big plot hatched by, for, and of the Birnam Wood Golf Club “mafia” —of which Hazard (as former golf club president) is Cappo di Tutti Capi. The aim is to secure its members and their lush greens a reliable water supply by using treated, recycled wastewater produced by the sanitary district while picking the pockets of water district ratepayers to underwrite the expenses of what should be the private club’s private costs. Some people connect dots that aren’t there. I may be one of them. Hazard let me know he thinks that’s definitely the case. In an email back, he dismissed my suggestion that he was some sort of “evil wizard” as “more tripe and twaddle.” Likewise, he dismissively tut-tutted an alternative conspiracy theory I hadn’t even mentioned — that the plan is to privatize the two public agencies—as “pure balderdash and poppycock.” Had Hazard been in front of me, I would have hugged him. “Tripe and twaddle”!? “Balderdash and poppycock”?! I hadn’t heard invective like that since H.L. Mencken accused some contemptible soul of being both puerile

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and pusillanimous at the same time. Clearly, with syllables like that at his beck and call, Hazard should have won the Indy’s Best Of contest for Best Columnist this year. He wuz obviously robbed. But then, wuzn’t we all? To state the obvious, no one but a card-carrying “evil genius” bent on world domination uses language like that anymore. To also state the obvious, it’s unseemly to scare the shit out of voters. It is, however, extremely effective. Unlike Hazard, I don’t pretend to be a one-man grand jury. But having reported on more than a few water and sanitary districts, it’s my sense that Diane Gabriel and the Montecito Sanitary District run a pretty tight ship. To accuse her of “dumping” is inflammatory, prejudicial, and grossly inaccurate. So too is the term “partially treated.” Slate candidates insist they are merely highlighting the nuanced technical difference between secondary and tertiary treatment; Montecito has the former, and they’d prefer the latter. If I were Hazard, I might exclaim, “Fiddle-faddle and piffle!” Since I’m not, I’d merely suggest you look up the word “disingenuous” in the dictionary. Then look for Hazard’s picture next to it. For the record, I am told Montecito’s stream of treated wastewater is the cleanest — by far — of any sanitary district on the South Coast. Not only does Gabriel say so; so too does the Regional Water Quality Control Board. In fact, they issued an official fatwa to set the record straight. There are no floaties in the water off Butterfly Beach.

What’s especially odd in all this is that the “water security” slate and the sanitary district seem to want the exact same thing: to use recycled treated wastewater on golf courses and cemetery lawns. The sanitary district, in fact, is about to embark on a pilot project to do just this. The first step is to determine just how much reverse osmosis is needed to get the most cost-effective blend of treated, recycled wastewater that can be used to irrigate lawns and landscaping without adverse effect. In fact, the reverse osmosis trains, as they are called, are about to be shipped from Israel. They should arrive here shortly after the election. To date, the only agency objecting to the use of recycled water has been the Montecito Water District board, on which the slate already has two solid votes. After the election, it will have no fewer than four votes and possibly all five. Recycled water makes a lot of sense. The water district should pursue it. But the sanitation district already is. So why attack it? Up in Carmel — land of a million golf courses—recycled water is required for the links. But the golf courses have to pay the full cost of treatment and delivery. That’s expensive. If Montecito water customers could be tapped to help underwrite such costs, the pocketbook pain experienced by Birnam Wood would not be so great. That’s a theory, I admit, not a fact. What’s it all mean? I don’t know yet. I just know something smells. And it’s not in the water. — Nick Welsh

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ast week, nearly 100 people packed a Hope Ranch living room to hear Katie Hill, a 31-year-old first-time Democratic candidate in one of the country’s most consequential races of the 2018 election. Hill, running what one national news organization dubbed “the most millennial campaign ever,” is campaigning to oust Republican incumbent Rep. Katie Hill Steve Knight in California’s 25th Congressional District, the closest battleground to Santa Barbara amid the desperate Democratic struggle to stem Trumpism by capturing at least one house of Congress. The daughter of a cop and a nurse and the executive director of a nonprofit that advocates for people experiencing homelessness, Hill identifies as bisexual and lives with her husband, Kenny, and a batch of rescue animals on a small farm in Agua Dulce in the district where she works and was born, raised, and educated. “The overall reaction to Katie was, ‘She’s so authentic,” said former supervisor Susan Rose, the matron saint of electing liberal women to office, who hosted the fundraiser. “Her family history, her work with the homeless, and her political agenda impressed everyone.” STATE OF PLAY: The 25th CD includes

Simi Valley in eastern Ventura County, plus the high desert, bedroom suburbs, and aerospace facilities of northern Los Angeles County. Represented by a Republican for a quarter century and the only GOP district in L.A., it favored Hillary Clinton by six points in 2016 while reelecting Knight, a veteran and former cop whose voting record aligns with Trump 99 percent of the time, according to the data journalism website FiveThirtyEight. “I spent my whole life there,” Hill told the Independent. “We’ve got major problems we’ve got to fix, and the people we’ve sent to Washington aren’t doing it, because they’ve sold out to huge corporations and special interests and partisan politics, and all that has to change.” Seeking the 23 GOP-held seats they need to flip nationally to win the House, Democrats have focused on the 25th and a half dozen similar districts in California. The most recent campaign filings show Hill out-raising Knight $6.2 to $2.2 million, but big money comes from the parties and independent expenditure groups; political

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that Reps. Salud Carbajal and Julia Brownley, D–Thousand Oaks, showed up to speak on behalf of Hill amid their own reelection campaigns, to an overflow crowd that included not only dozens of the Usual Suspects (shout-out, Lois Capps and Judith Hopkinson!) but also grassroots types more recently drawn to politics. “Presidents are winning elections without winning the popular vote — I think that’s why so many people are paying attention to districts that aren’t their own,” said Erinn Lynch, an S.B. public relations executive. Lynch attended with several colleagues from SPARC (Sparking Political Action, Response & Change), a group they established after Trump’s election that convenes an educational speaker series and promotes grassroots actions. Volunteers and members have handwritten and sent more than 1,500 postcards to Democratic voters urging support for Hill, have raised $5,000, and will walk precincts for her. “We researched flippable districts,” Lynch said. “The candidate is important to us — we don’t want to be knee-jerk ‘D’ supporters. We want the best people representing the people.” —Jerry Roberts INDEPENDENT.COM

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Planning Commission Planning Commission Thursday, November 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. City City Hall,Hall, Council Floor) nd CouncilChambers Chambers (2(2nd Floor) 735 Anacapa Street 735 Anacapa Street The Planning will review proposed amendment to The PlanningCommission Commission will a review a proposed Title 30 of the Barbara Code addressing existing amendment to Santa Title 30 of theMunicipal Santa Barbara Municipal Code mobilehomeexisting parks inmobilehome the Average parks Unit-Size Density Incentive addressing in the Average UnitProgram Amendments and provide a recommendation to City Size Density Incentive Program Amendments and provide Council to approve the proposed amendment. The amendment would acontinue recommendation to City Council to approve the proposed to allow existing mobilehome parks at the AUD Program amendment. The ofamendment would allow maximum density 15-27 units/acre but continue proposes totoprohibit applying mobilehome any of the incentives AUD Programmaximum related to existing parks at of thethe AUD Program parking, setbacks, building height, distance between buildings, and density of 15-27 units/acre but proposes to prohibit open spaceany for of anythe redevelopment properties. applying incentives of ofthese the AUD Program related are invited to attendbuilding this public hearing.distance The agenda, staff toYou parking, setbacks, height, between report, and exhibits will be available by the end of the day the buildings, and open space for any redevelopment of these Thursday before the hearing at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PC. properties. Additional information about this work effort and background

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o matter where you sit on the political spectrum, it is clear that Judge Brett Kavanaugh lacks the judiciousness for the privilege of serving on our highest court. Whether he is lying or not about the allegations that multiple women and men have made about his conduct is not the fundamental issue that worries me. (Though those allegations would warrant further investigation in any job interview.) It is the manner in which Kavanaugh and every Republican committee member abandoned their attempt to give the hearings a patina of dignity; they relied on the time-tested ploy of sidestepping the real questions and blaming the process. Having to pry any truth out of Judge Kavanaugh, even things to which he has admitted, does not indicate a person who values the dignity of telling the truth. That was left up to a terrified woman who was doing her civic duty in reporting an event that has colored her adult life. Like Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, I now feel terrified as well. My parents were political refugees who fled Europe and met in New York in 1939. I admire my father, Ernst Morganroth, who had to assume a new name, Stephan Lackner, to write anti-Hitler articles while still living in Europe. But I am in awe of my mother. As a young adult, she said goodbye to her Nazi father and brother and left Austria alone on a Quaker sponsorship. She would have been accepted in the new status quo, but she loathed what was happening to her country. My parents saw firsthand a government that had sidestepped the norms that form a tenuous bond that protects citizens. In witnessing this, two things horrified them: the speed with which truth and decency can be bullied and molded into an alternate rationale, and the ease with which an entire population of decent people can accept and make normal the unthinkable. The trauma of watching their worlds turn upside down stayed with my parents and shaped the rest of their lives, much as the trauma of Dr. Ford’s attack stays with her. We as a people need to take heed of what is happening to the United States now. We need to express ourselves, in conversation if not demonstration. And we need to vote as the ultimate means of expression that our democracy grants us.

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want to clarify some misconceptions about Save Our Schools that have appeared in the media. The demotion of Ed Behrens of San Marcos High School pointed a spotlight on the fact that some school boardmembers were not being transparent and were not willing to do the hard work necessary to oversee district policies, programs, and finances. After delving into the issues, we discovered that the problems in the school district extend far beyond Behrens’s demotion. We are not a political organization. We are not a partisan group. We are not behind any lawsuits. We are parents, educators, and community stakeholders in the district who want the best for every child in the district. This school-board race is about ensuring that we have strong, qualified boardmembers who are knowledgeable and willing to do the research, ask the hard questions, and listen to their community! We are lucky to have two such candidates this year in Kate Ford and Mark Alvarado. They will ensure there is more transparency in the district while holding people accountable for academic success. We hope that we can move the conversation to the challenging issues facing our school district for the benefit of all students.

—Tony Winterbauer, Save Our Schools committee member

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n August, a group of more than 100 civic leaders, business owners, economic analysts, residents, planners, restaurant owners, and developers joined me and the World Business Academy in submitting to our mayor and City Council a list of recommendations for ways to improve downtown Santa Barbara and State Street, which included:

• The need for a comprehensive, up-to-date Economic Development Plan for Santa Barbara • Shortening project-permit timetables to address the vacancy issue on State Street • How to bring back downtown fun, like temporary street closures, food trucks, special events, and live music • Increasing police presence where needed • Issues of lighting and overall street appeal • Allocating more funds to mental-health services and beds for the homeless. By pulling ideas together from diverse downtown stakeholders, we hope to help the city prioritize the best way to revitalize our core business district. Since then, many of us have had positive, productive meetings with city officials. George Buell, the city community development director, established a new working group on downtown economic vitality to review our list. The goal is to discuss and review each suggestion and then make them to the City Council for consid—Amy Cooper, owner, Plum Goods, S.B. eration.

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hen you see the long list of initiatives on your ballot, don’t overlook Proposition 12 at the end. A “yes” vote levels the playing field for California’s farmers and improves the lives of millions of chickens, veal calves, and pigs across the U.S. Ten years ago, Santa Barbara County voters supported Prop. 2 with a 68 percent majority. That initiative banned cruel confinement for laying hens, veal calves, and pregnant pigs. Prop. 12 would clarify minimum space requirements to stop farmers trying to avoid compliance and extend the same requirements to products raised in other states but sold here. That means California farmers wouldn’t have to compete against cheaper, more poorly produced eggs, veal, and pork from other states. Intense, confined animal farming operations lead to greater food contamination as well as to environmental degradation — ask the people living near giant pork operations after Hurricane Florence hit. Humane, appropriate housing for farm animals is healthier for humans. And it grants the animals that feed us some basic quality of living conditions. Vote Yes on 12 — for California farmers, for our health, and for the animals. —Lee Heller, Summerland

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attend the Santa Ynez Valley ID 1 water district meetings regularly. For a small district with agriculture, tourism, and residential interests, the agency and its customers have engaged in many costly water wars. Now, who may run for office on the ID 1 board is in dispute. County registrar Joe Holland opined the issue will be decided after the election. This most likely will again cost the ratepayers of ID 1 thousands of dollars in litigation costs. Resolving it will become a full employment act for attorneys; as always, ratepayers will get a water-rate increase. Why the issue was not considered and remedied before the ballot went to press does not serve the ratepayers or the water district well.


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letters cont’d The whole issue should have been resolved amicably. ID 1 should make the requirements crystal clear for everyone with the intention of running for office. Further, all the candidates should do their due diligence and ask pertinent questions if he or she wishes to represent a division. — Fred Kovol, Solvang

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hy is there no Mediterranean food category for Eating in your Best Of? If you could add that category, I’d like to vote on that! —James Marshall, S.B.

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hy was there an ad to nominate Renaissance as Best Consignment Store in the Readers’ Poll right above the category? Isn’t that like putting a Vote Trump ad on the national ballot above his name? Maybe that’s what they did in those states? Anyway, that stopped me right in my tracks from continuing the poll. No, I decided to see if there were more. And, yes, Occhiali for Best Eyewear, Los Arroyos for Best Mexican Restaurant, Enterprise Fish Co. for Happy Hour—my computer then froze. Apparently it did not approve of the matter either. So, please, why? —Ron Alexander, S.B.

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he president of the United States is like a cock who thinks the sun has risen to hear him crow. He is immune to common decency, sense, or empathy. He has gone from failure to failure without the slightest loss of enthusiasm. He is truly evil ignorance in action. He was never trained or disciplined enough to run any organiza-

tion, and now that he has been given his big chance to lead, he has instead made himself look ridiculous. Our best hope is that he will soon cease to shock us and thus cease to interest us. Abraham Lincoln said, “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Trump has chased power since he was a boy. Watching his father drive his brother to alcoholism and finally suicide at a young age, he realized that success is not about what you truly are but rather what you appear to be. His father taught him to love himself more than he loved truth. He also taught him to hate those he had to lie to. Little Donald grew up to exemplify that a rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel. The good news is that, besides his own self-interest, President Trump doesn’t believe in anything. His fanaticism consists in redoubling his efforts even when he has forgotten his aims. We are fortunate he is now in a position where he does all the talking; talkers are not good doers. Like most great fools, he’s found countless greater fools to admire him, but he’s not been able, so far, to lead them, with the exception of his Supreme Court appointment, to very many catastrophic occurrences. Trump’s followers are grasping desperately for a past that never really existed. They want a world where they again can feel special and proud. Trump will never lead them to such a place because it no longer exists. America’s economic and demographic changes of the last two decades make it impossible for them to return to the mythical days of yesteryear. Let’s hope that this amazing experiment we have created in the U.S. can break free of the power that this immoral, aimless liar has over so many of our fellow citizens. This upcoming election may indeed be our last chance to keep our democracy from turning into despotism. Go out and vote as if your life depended upon it!

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straw bans. Beginning July 1, 2019, Santa Barbara’s ordinance will make it unlawful for any beverage or food provider to give customers plastic straws (or plastic stirrers — plastic cutlery may be given “upon request”). Under the ban for the State of California, which takes effect January 1, customers may ask for a plastic straw at fast-food restaurants (where the bulk of the straws are actually provided), coffee shops, and take-out restaurants, which are exempt. With these kinds of exemptions and limitations, it is reasonable to ask, why bother? The answer is straightforward. Plastic trash has become the environmental scourge of our time. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that last year more than 33 million tons of plastic, most of which was not recycled, were disposed of by Americans. Worldwide, the amount is staggering: 6.9 billion tons of plastic have become trash as of last year; 6.3 billion tons of it were not recycled. Rather than nitpick the limitations of the bans, we should view them like having to ask for a glass of water during extreme drought — a window into something far larger than just a plastic straw. Plastics are ubiquitous in modern society. They have transformed our lives. They’ve revolutionized medicine and lightened cars and jet aircraft, saving fuel and pollution. Plastics extend the life of food, deliver drinking water to poor people without water distribution systems, and more, all really good, important things. On the other hand, singleuse plastics (bags, bottles, containers, cutlery, stirrers, and straws) are devastating the environment, especially the oceans. More than 70 percent of the planet is covered by the oceans. They produce about half the globe’s photosynthesis — our source of oxygen — and support the greatest biodiversity on Earth. They are now, worldwide, being threatened by plastic pollution, a foulness that has reached crisis proportions. Plastics threaten the vitality of marine ecosystems, impact human health, and destroy sea life.

It’s estimated that 165 million tons of plastic debris, including tiny particles (microplastics) routinely ingested by fish and marine mammals, are now floating around all our oceans. An average of about eight million more tons will be entering the oceans annually. Some of this plastic forms swirling “Patches” (gyres). One should not be confused by the name “Patch”; these are massive concentrations of plastics. The one between California and Hawai‘i is twice the size of Texas. They all leach toxins into the water column. Plastics contain toxins linked to cancers, birth defects, immune system problems, and child development issues. These toxins are passing through the food chain to humans who eat seafood. Indeed, a recent study found that a quarter of fish in markets in California contained plastic microfibers. Fish in the North Pacific ingest 12,00024,000 tons of plastic each year, which causes intestinal injury and death. Half of sea turtles worldwide have ingested plastic. Seabirds ingest plastic, which reduces their stomach volume and causes starvation. It’s estimated that 99 percent of seabirds will have eaten plastic by 2050. Marine mammals also ingest and get tangled up in plastic, leading to the decline of already endangered pinnipeds like monk seals and stellar sea lions. Dead whales have been found with bellies full of plastic. So, this brings us back to plastic straws. It’s estimated Americans use and throw away approximately 172 million plastic straws a day. These nonbiodegradable, petroleum-based products all too often wind up in local waterways, on beaches, and in the ocean. Plastic straws made the top 10 items picked up on beach cleanups worldwide. An ultimate solution to this environmental catastrophe will require government action. Laws should limit plastic use, improve waste collection infrastructure, and expand recycling. Until then, we should support one-way bans of plastic bags and straws and each do our part by reducing our use of plastics. n

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In Memoriam

Betty Stephens 1932 – 2018

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BY G A I L T E T O N - L A N D I S , J I L L D E X T E R , AND L O I S C A P P S etty Stephens was larger than life, and

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much of that life played out on a Democratic stage. As she liked to tell it, when she arrived in Santa Barbara in 1969 from Beverly Hills, she felt as if she were in a political desert devoid of Democrats. But she had her feelers out, and it didn’t take too long for her to find friends, make things happen, and turn that desert into a progressive garden. Betty and her husband, John Stephens, built their dream house on the top of a hill in Hope Ranch, and it soon became the hub of political events. Betty loved a party, and she loved to raise money for Democrats, Planned Parenthood, and Domestic Violence Solutions, among many other worthy causes. She hosted cocktail parties, dinners, and fashion shows. She was the consummate hostess; her beloved Southern roots and down-home, uncensored humor charmed her guests into happily opening their wallets. One of her favorite stories was about serving dinner to the donors of a new group called the Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County. Betty believed strongly in empowering women, and when she and her closest friend, Mary Jo Miles, along with elected officials, served donors a grand dinner, she was finally getting Santa Barbara women out of the kitchen. For the event, she and Mary Jo dressed up in waitress outfits, wearing sheer black stockings, miniskirts with mini aprons, and even waitress caps. Thanks to Betty, “Dinner with the Electeds” has become a staple of many a live auction, although no one has been able to pull off the costuming like Betty did! Among the people she hosted over the years were YES, MA’AM: Betty Stephens loved to Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Speaker throw a party, and she loved to raise money Tip O’Neill, Texas Governor Ann Richards, Govfor Democrats. She famously livened up one fundraiser in 1970 by serving her guests ernor Jerry Brown, Senator Alan Cranston, State dressed as a maid, complete with a little Senator Gary Hart, State Superintendent of Public hat and skirt. Instruction Jack O’Connell, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Valerie Plame, Sarah Weddington (the attorney representing “Jane Roe” in the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case), and our own Walter and Lois Capps. sier, who had worked hard runAs O’Connell wrote in a eulogy for Betty, “When the ning a boardinghouse. As a young Queen of England visited Santa Barbara in the early 1980s woman, Betty dreamed of going and didn’t go to Betty’s home, I knew the Queen wasn’t a to California — where her brothers lived — both to escape the abuse Democrat!” While she was the CEO of Excel Mineral Company of her first marriage and to find (inventors of Jonny Cat, a company begun by her husband opportunities for success. And she John), Betty started Democratic Women of Santa Barbara did. She and John, a chemist and County in 1970, just a year after she arrived in town. Early her second husband, built their on, she was appointed chair of the statewide Democratic very successful company after a Central Committee by Senator John Tunney. She also woman with 10 cats near the mine served as the chair of the California State Commission on began asking for more of their clay, which was heaped near her house. After John developed Alzheimer’s, Betty became the Status of Women from 1978 to 1980. Along with other Santa Barbara survivors of domestic one of the first women to run a mining company. Betty was generous, humorous, unpredictable, and abuse, Betty participated in writing a book, If Love Hurts, describing her own sexual assault as a young woman in smart. At a Planned Parenthood event in Montecito, she her first marriage. She spoke of hers as the “True Story stopped the auction cold when she bid $5,000 on a pair of a Sweet Southern Girl.” It is a strong story of survival of pink tennis shoes signed by Texas State Senator Wendy that is especially appropriate during these days. The mes- Davis, identical to the ones that Wendy wore to filibuster the sage she wanted to share with others: “I found a strength I Texas State Senate when it tried to severely restrict access didn’t know I had. I did daring things … I worked my way to abortion. Betty offered up antiques and jewelry from her collection for an auction to raise funds for Democratic through it and I worked my way out of it.” Betty never forgot that she grew up under less-than- Women. ideal circumstances in Gadsden, Alabama. She had role The organizations Betty supported always had a strong models, however, namely her grandmother, Bellezora Fra- personal connection for her, and she received an immense

satisfaction from being a benefactor. She loved light opera and gave generously to The Granada Theatre and to the Civic Light Opera. When her son Bruce died of a heart attack, she became an advocate for the American Heart Association and its programs. Her extraordinary generosity was felt among a wide range of community organizations as Betty looked for ways to share her good fortune with others. For example, she bought the Santa Barbara County Fire Department a big red fire truck. In recent times, she expanded her support to include the City College jazz band and other organizations. At the memorial service in August for Betty, another quote from Jack O’Connell was read: “For over 50 years she was a strong, vocal proponent of women’s rights. Many, if not all, of the gender equity gains in our country are directly attributable to the strategic, intellectual, and financial support that Betty provided.” At the same memorial, the program handed out began with a Maya Angelou poem, which aptly describes this incredible woman:

Yes, Betty set a standard of service for our community. She is no longer with us, but her contribution to our city, county, and country made a huge impact and will live on. The importance of grassroots organizing, standing up for the rights of women, and having a good time while doing good will always be a part of her legacy. And yes, Betty Stephens was larger than life. She will be missed by all who were touched by her influence — her family and friends, of course, but also the beneficiaries of all the causes and programs she supported so generously. Our lasting tribute to Betty will be to carry on and work diligently to honor her dreams of equity for women, an end to domestic violence, and fairness and opportunity for all. And, of course, to have a n good time while doing so!

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Jane Carey (Fristoe) Brun 1920-2018

Jane Carey (Fristoe) Brun passed away on July 31, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. She was born in Austin, Texas in 1920, and soon moved with her parents to “the Valley” where she grew up riding her horse ‘Billy’ along the Rio Grande river in rural McAllen, TX. She moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to begin her education at the University of Michigan, and to marry another art student Chauncey Korten in 1940. In Ann Arbor she and Chauncey built their own “case study” style house together, she followed her artistic interests, belonged to The Potter’s Guild and had three sons. After a divorce, she met Christian Brun, a librarian at the University’s Clements Library, and they married in 1958. Together they had another son and all relocated to Santa Barbara, California in 1963 where Christian became the Head of the Special Collections at the UCSB Library and University Archivist to the young campus. Longtime residents of Goleta Valley, they loved the beaches, mountains, traveling and eating out at their favorite eateries. In 1979 Jane went back to school as she followed her youngest son to Santa Barbara City College, and then later to UC Santa Barbara where she completed her Bachelors degree in fine arts in 1985. Throughout her years in Santa Barbara, she was always engaged in artistic pursuits that included; painting, screen printing, modern dance and a dedication to her organic garden that surrounded their Goleta home. For decades, she took modern dance classes from Tosia Mundstock-Martin, a student of Mary Wigman and Martha Graham. And in later years she completed over five-hundred hours of instruction in multiple specialties of therapeutic massage at the Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute. A life-long member of the UCSB Alumni Association, she was a longtime supporter of the Faculty Woman’s Club and a sponsor of several foreign students at UCSB. Her days where always filled with enthusiasm. As evidence of her Southern roots she like to be called “Jane Carey,” and those roots of could always be stirred by the singing of 30

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“The Yellow Rose of Texas.” She became very interested in her heritage and for years explored both her mother, Sally Craven Storey, and father, Horace Monroe Fristoe’s family histories, tracing her mother’s side in South Carolina back to 1725, and her father’s side back to 1730 in Virginia. Her explorations led her to join the Daughters of the Confederacy and Daughters of the Revolution for a time, though she always said her interest was purely historical. Jane Carey and Christian were well cared for in their last years together in Santa Barbara at Casa Cambria where they could enjoy the garden and mountain views. There the staff would play Jazz standards for her because she knew all the words to those songs. Her family was always at the core of her life; the lives of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her much joy. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Christian Brun, on Oct 10, 2017, and her son Kenneth in 2015. She is survived by her sons Noel and Christopher Korten, and Erik Brun, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her three sons and their families have planned a private family sunset gathering to remember both Jane Carey and Christian Brun. In their spirit her sons ask simply that all who knew them feel encouraged to pursue their passions, enjoy life, seek wisdom, cherish love and behold the beauty with which we have all been graced. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the UCSB Shoreliners, whose primary goal is to promote social interaction throughout the university community and to raise funds for UCSB student scholarships.

Celia E. “Sally” Diaz 04/01/38-10/08/18

Diaz, Celia E. “Sally” born April 1, 1938, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 8th, 2018 in Santa Barbara where she was born. She was surrounded by her family at the Serenity House. She was born to Petra & Amadeo Vielma. Sally graduated from Santa Barbara Catholic High School in 1955. She met the love of her life Joseph Diaz and married in 1962, she was married for 33 years Joe preceded her in death in 1995. In her early years growing up in SB she enjoyed going to her mom’s Beauty Box hair salon on State St. Sally worked as a teacher’s assistant at McKinley School, she loved her time there. Sally most enjoyed being with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved attending all of their events, cheering them on. She especially loved watching Fiesta performances. She is survived by her sister Priscilla Sanchez of Santa Barbara, and her children Steve (Patty) Diaz, Christopher Diaz, Patricia Diaz (Lalo), 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at S.B. Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive, October 18th @ 10:00 am. A special Thanks to Dr. Elder the staff at SB cottage hospital and Serenity house-we wish to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Honor of Celia E. “Sally” Diaz to Serenity House/Visiting Nurse.

up in Newbern Tennessee with a large and loving family who knew how to work hard and never forget to take time for playing games and being outside with the children. He graduated from Dyersburg High School in 1977 and attended Vanderbilt University before moving to Santa Barbara with his college friends in 1985. Traveling with his sister, friends and family, filming the beauty of the world in which we live, for a short time, brought him immense joy. He was a lifelong fan of film and science fiction. Parnell enjoyed music, screenwriting, photography, creating software, cinematography, and any kind of good conversation. His greatest joy though, was being a father. He lived with Parkinson’s Disease for nearly 30 years, and while it robbed him of his agency at the end of his life, he maintained a strong connection with his friends and family through his pervasive humor and wit despite the adversity it posed. He possessed a quiet compassion that was apparent to all who met him. He was a patient listener to all who spoke, and a stalwart friend to many. He will be missed. Visitation at 1 p.m., Celebration of his Life was at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Johnson Williams Funeral Home in Newbern, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to contribute to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, michaeljfox. org. Online condolences may be sent to Johnson Williams Funeral Home. https://www.johnsonwilliamsfuneralhome.com/notices/ ThomasDwayne-Parnell

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Thomas Dwayne Parnell died on October 3rd, 2018 at his home in Santa Barbara in the presence of his loving family, son Eli Baur and life partner Molly Baur. Surviving are his parents, Thomas and Patricia Parnell of Newbern, Tennessee, sister Cindy (Edward) Dobbs of Memphis, Tennessee, nephew Andrew Dobbs, and nieces Ella and Lila Dobbs. Affectionately known as Parnell, he was born August 14, 1959 in Dyersburg, Tennessee. He grew

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Brigadier General Barry J. Sottak was born on November 23, 1941 in Laconia, NH, the eldest son of Edward and Claire Sottak. One of a blended family of ten children, from a young age he helped to support the family by picking apples and milking cows. After graduating from Belmont High School in 1959, he headed for the wilds of Alaska to fight forest fires. Upon his return, while working at an automobile dealership, he married Sarah Ann Masalsky in 1962. They had three children, Jeffrey Paul, Kevin John, and Kimberly Dawn. Barry followed his older broth-

ers into military service, enlisting in the Army in 1963. He earned his commission at the Infantry Officer Candidate School in Ft. Benning, Georgia in 1964. He was selected to flight school, then served two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. Barry was shot down six times, lost many friends, and was a highly decorated warrior. His early career also included assignments in Germany, Korea, and several stateside posts. In 1979, Barry married Geraldine (Gerry) Pivato. Together they spent the rest of his 28 year military career moving across the country for command and staff assignments. They spent the better part of those years at Ft. Campbell, KY where he commanded the 101st Aviation Battalion, Task Force 160, and the 101st Aviation Group. Barry and Gerry had two children, Cara Ann and Brian Gerald. Upon retirement as a Brigadier General in 1991, the family moved to Gerry’s hometown of Santa Barbara where the weather was conducive to year-round golf. Barry worked for many years as a golf marshal at Glen Annie Golf Course, enjoying working with his fellow marshals and interacting with the players. Barry was predeceased by both of his parents and five siblings. Surviving him are his wife, five children, and grandchildren: Benjamin, Madeleine, Jacob, Rachel, Carly, and baby Jack. Remaining siblings: Sr. Catherine Sottak, Bill Benoit, Gale Howland, and Paul Sottak, plus many nieces and nephews. Barry was smart, driven, and intense. He was never shy to share his opinion; you could always count on an engaging conversation. He enjoyed sports, was a fierce competitor, and was proud of New Hampshire roots. Barry loved and expected a lot from his children and the soldiers under his command, always striving to inspire and lead by example. He was selfless, brave, and especially kind to the sick and those in need. One of his closest friends described him as follows: “Barry was a man's man, a no nonsense kind of guy. You didn't need to guess where he was standing. Right or wrong, he was a straight shooter. I admired and loved him. I am honored just to say that I knew him. I will miss him very much.” Barry passed away on October 1, 2018 and is now at peace with the “Big Ranger.” Inurnment will be private. A Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday, October 9 at Glen Annie Golf Course in Goleta. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses and Hospice, 509 E. Montecito Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (www.vnhcs.org/ donate) or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675-8517 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).


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Jesus “Prieto” Hernandez was born December 20, 1926, he passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 9th, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He lived 91 happy years. Prieto will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years, Angela, his daughter Ana and his grandchildren; Crystal, Danny, Diana, April and Elaina. Jesus was a loving husband, father and grandfather. A prayer service and rosary will be held at St. Raphael’s Church on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7pm. Funeral service will be held at St. Raphael’s Church on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10 am Jesús "Prieto" Hernández nació el 20 de Diciembre de 1926, falleció tranquilamente el martes 9 de Octubre, en compañía de su familia y seres queridos. El vivió 91 años felices. Se recuerda a “Prieto” amorosamente por su esposa Angela de 66 años, su hija Ana Maria y sus nietos; Crystal, Danny, Diana, Abril y Elaina. Jesús fue un esposo, padre y abuelo amoroso. Se llevará a cabo un servicio de oración y un rosario en la Iglesia de St. Raphael el Miércoles, 17 de Octubre de 2018 a las 7 pm. El servicio fúnebre se llevará a cabo en la Iglesia de San Rafael el Jueves, 18 de Octubre de 2018 a las 10 am

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com dated in high school. They both went their separate ways after high school. Don went to Baltimore to play professional baseball and Ann moved to Santa Barbara to go to college. Don and Ann did not see each other until their 25th high school reunion. By this time they were both married and had families. The next reunion they both attended was was their 50th. At this time they had both been divorced and had a wonderful time catching up and dancing the night away. A month later they were married. Don knows Ann was the love of his life and in spite of her debilitating illness, their 18 years together were the happiest of their lives. Ann started her career working in a hospital, then as a manager of an apartment building . She found her calling when she was elected to the Santa Barbara City College School Board and the Santa Barbara County School Board. She served on both boards for 25 years. Ann believed in giving back to her community and was known as Miss Volunteer. Anns hobbies included singing and dancing. She loved people and she loved life, which was obvious by her beautiful smile. Don and Ann had been fighting this journey through Alzheimers for the past 11 1/2 years. Even though Don said he would do it all again. Condolences can be sent to: Don Hatridge 29 Don Quixote Rancho Mirage Ca. 92276

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Ann Gutshall Hatridge 12/15/32-09/30/18

Don Hatridge lost his beloved Ann on September 30, 2018. Don and Ann enjoyed 18 wonderful years of marriage and lived in both Palm Desert and Santa Barbara. Ann is also survived by 1 daughter, 3 sons, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Ann was born in Salem, Oregon. Her family then relocated to Vista, California. Both Ann and Don grew up on neighboring avocado farms. They went to school together and

Laura Lynn Six, age 61, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2018 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, CA. Laura was born to Gene and Phyllis Paige Six on April 20th, 1957 in Pasadena, CA, middle sister to brothers Brian and Neil. Always an excellent student, she was a National Merit Scholar and won a California State Scholarship. Laura graduated from UCSB with a BA in Business Economics. In 1980 she married Richard Stallings. Her proudest moments were the births of their two children, Megan Alyssa and Alec Ramsay. Laura spent the last 17 years of a multi-faceted business career at QAD (a global software

company), rising to the position of Director, Business Systems Architecture. She was not shy about her health history. Between 1998 and 2008 Laura experienced recurring meningioma—brain tumors. Eventually she was forced into early retirement at age 52. Laura moved from Ojai to Santa Barbara in 2009, and began life anew. Looking for meaningful ways to occupy her time and form new relationships, she became a docent at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and served as a volunteer at Jodi House—a day facility for brain-injured adults. Laura found a spiritual community at the Unitarian Society, where she met her partner, Sayre Macneil. Laura was a model of gracious acceptance and fortitude. She steadfastly managed the care of her aging parents, followed her son’s music and culinary careers, delighted in her daughter’s success in the food industry, and was a loving “step-mother” to Sayre’s daughter Samantha. Laura was known to those in her life to be loving, thoughtful, passionate, and fiercely independent. She loved music, art and poetry and encouraged her children and those around her to pursue their creative passions. Her culinary prowess was legendary and her creativity and care was obvious at every meal she served. She strove to live with lots of love, laughs and little regret. She led by example and inspired those around her. Refusing to let obstacles diminish her excitement for each new chapter of life, Laura found strength in the thought that “Whatever happened is the only thing that could have happened.” Laura is survived by her partner Sayre Macneil, her children Megan Stallings (Riley Simonds) and Alec Stallings (Meaghan Hoyt), Sayre’s daughter Samantha, brothers Brian Six and Neil Six (Patricia), nephews and nieces and numerous cousins, as well as many close friends. She was greatly loved, and will be deeply missed. Laura’s family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers from Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care and Serenity House for their loving care for Laura and their kind support of her family and friends. Celebration of Laura’s Life will be held on Friday November 2 at 4:00 pm, at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Laura’s name may be sent to Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center (www.jodihouse.org) and Serenity House (www.vnhcsb.org/ serenity-house).

James Alfred “Bud” Bottoms 01/17/28-09/23/18

James “Bud” Bottoms passed on peacefully in the comfort of his home and surrounded by love in the early morning of Sunday, September 23. Artist, environmentalist, community activist, family man, gentleman: kind, considerate, and cordial. He and his wife, Carole Ann, were lovingly devoted to each other. He loved unconditionally his four sons Timothy, Joseph, Samuel (who died on 2008), Benjamin and Benjamin's wife, Sarah; two daughters Eudora and Saren, and Eudora's husband Matt; and his ten grandchildren Buckeye, Io, Clara, Bodie, Bridget and her fiance Vijay, Benton, Katherine, Elizabeth, Kelsan, and Abrielle. Bud’s former wife, Betty; and his sons’ former wives and current partners were also included in his big family, as was his niece, Kathy, her husband, John, and daughter, Danielle. He is swimming with dolphins; he is flying with eagles; he is walking with the Ancestors. He is off sculpting the clouds and re-arranging the stars, but he also lives on in our hearts. May his memory be an inspiration for us to be kind to one another, care for our community, and fiercely protect the majestic sea and sacred land that surround us. As he wished, a private family memorial at sea is planned. A public remembrance is TBA.

Giorgio Perissinotto 06/13/42-09/22/18

Our Father, Husband, and Friend, Giorgio Perissinotto left us too soon on September 22, 2018. He was born in Trieste, Italy in 1942, the son of Giovanni and Maria Perissinotto and brother of Franco Perissinotto. Like many before them, Giovanni and Maria hoped for a better opportunity for their family, risked it

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all, and immigrated to Utica, NY in October 1959. Giorgio and Franco eventually settled down and retired in Santa Barbara, CA. Giorgio will always be remembered as a loving, intelligent, selfless, witty, accomplished, and well-respected Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Brother-in-Law, Uncle, Cousin, Colleague, and Friend. He dedicated more than 50 years of his life to linguistics, specifically phonetics, and the history of the Spanish language and Mexican culture. He was proud to be Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His academic accomplishments are numerous and evidenced by the friendships and colleagues he maintained over the life of his career throughout the world, at Syracuse University, Columbia University, Stony Brook University, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, El Colegio Nacional and Colegio de Mexico. He is also remembered for his incredible cooking, especially paella, and his love of sailing, cars, clocks, bonsai, reading, writing, and listening to opera and classical music. He was also particularly fond of inquiring about the academic achievements of any potential suitors for his daughters. Giorgio was an extraordinary, humble and accomplished man who gave so much of himself to others and never asked for anything in return. He respected people and only hoped for the same in return. He was proud of his family and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Giorgio is survived by his wife Gloria of 50 years, two daughters Francesca and Carla, sons-in-law David DeMartino and Joshua Felciano, his Sister-in-Law Livia Perissinotto and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Papi, in the end, it is true, you planted a tree, you wrote a book, and you had a child. And, though the obvious is not always superfluous, you left the world with so much more than it gave you. You’ve left an irreplaceable impression on more people than you realize and we know that you are at peace and with Franco and others who preceded you. Siempre estarás en nuestras vidas, nuestro corazón y nuestro mundo. Anche se sei lontano, sarai vicino da noi. His family will host a Celebration of Life on October 27, 2018. For details, please contact his daughter Francesca DeMartino at fmdemartino@gmail.com or on her personal Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, donations can also be made to UCSB, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Honoring Professor Perissinotto.

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nlike humans, Cecil the Cephalopod isn’t limited in the limb department. That’s given him a distinct advantage in his quest to visit as many of our Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll awardees as possible, which is what this eight-armed hombre has been doing since crawling out of the Pacific Ocean a couple of weeks ago. “Your seafood game is tight,” Cecil shared with us this week, as we put together the biggest issue of the year. “Of course, I expected that. But I’m also digging your burgers, your brunches, and your medi-spas. Eight thumbs up, all around!” It’s been quite a journey for Cecil, but 2018 also marks a new adventure for our annual Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll. After 30 years of following the same format, we shook up the process this year. Starting in June, we opened up a monthlong nomination process whereby those with the most nominations were elevated to the official ballot. (Businesses seeking to be nominated next year should watch out for our announcement!) The poll of nominees went live in August, and, in another technological leap, we hosted all voting on independent.com. That’s right: no more paper ballots, which made the process much more efficient, fair, and eco-groovy. The results were staggering: 12,779 voters, from 13 to 100 years old, cast nearly 420,000 votes in 201 categories. So, with that breadth and with Cecil the Cephalopod’s support, we are confident in presenting the results of 2018’s Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll.

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McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams Two locations; mcconnells.com For McConnell’s of Santa Barbara owner and CEO Michael Palmer, it feels equally good to make and to eat great ice cream: “To be able to maintain our independence and focus on the most important thing— thing the product — is a luxury and a pleasure.” McConnell’s has one of the more dramatic stories from 2018’s natural disasters. The company opened its “New Dairy” in December 2017 in Oxnard, and, according to Palmer, “when the mudslides cut off the 101 last January, we went into action, sending crews ’round the clock— clock by boat and car, on multi-hour trips — to Oxnard.” Runner-Up: Mission Street Ice Cream & Yogurt

Health Food/Nutrition Store Lazy Acres Market

302 Meigs Rd.; 564-4410; lazyacres.com Lazy Acres finished an extensive interior remodel in 2018, and the new layout has created more space than ever for the items that have made it the best place in Santa Barbara to shop for healthy foods and specialized nutrition products. Their vast central display is stocked with an ever-changing array of carefully vetted supplements, vitamins, and organic beauty products, and the well-informed staff members are always ready to help you navigate the extensive selection. With more and more people turning to natural products to maintain their health and nourish their souls, Lazy Acres remains the city’s most reliable source not only of products but also of education. Runner-Up: Whole Foods

Corner Store Santa Cruz Market

Two locations; santacruzmarkets.com Santa Cruz Market is the corner store of all corner stores. It carries everything from hard-to-find spices to freshly baked sweet bread— bread and it has one of the largest selections of meats in town. Its butchers know many customers by name and nine times out of 10 will special-order cuts of meat requested by customers. Die-hard fans of the neighborhood store can even purchase merchandise donning the Santa Cruz Market name and their on-the-nose slogans: “You can’t beat our meat” and “Friendly store that saves you more!” Runner-Up: Cantwell’s Market & Deli

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Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market Multiple locations; 962-5354; sbfarmersmarket.org Set up six days of the week, the farmers’ market gives us a chance to pick up some fresh produce in Santa Barbara almost anytime. Grown just a stone’s throw away from town, the produce at our farmers’ market consists of the freshest, most local selections possible. Don’t take our word for it— it visit one of their six sites and chat with the farmers themselves. And while you decide what to purchase, enjoy free samples surrounded by some of the friendliest people in town.

Two locations; sees.com Famous for its boxes of chocolates, this venerable California candy company is coming up on 100 years in business, having been founded in 1921 in Los Angeles by Canadian immigrants. Now headquartered in San Francisco, See’s gets its good stuff— stuff couverture formulas with lots of cocoa butter— from Guittard Chocolate Company, located in butter nearby Burlingame, and its nuts from Mariani Nut Company in the Sacramento Valley. Do you like free samples? We thought so. Find them in La Cumbre Plaza and Paseo Nuevo.

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Two locations; yogurt-land.com This unassuming gem of a shop is a favorite among locals and great for the whole family or a fun date. The self-serve style allows kids and adults alike to go wild exploring flavor combinations and toppings.“Think of our empty cups as empty canvases,” staff tells visitors. The real secret is to begin by adding treats and then yogurt, creating layers of flavor and surprise!

Multiple locations; renaudsbakery.com “The best almond croissants. Period.” That’s according to personal experience and a number of Yelp users. Working with almost science-like precision, Pastry Chef Renaud Gonthier is known for being a perfectionist. Anything you purchase at Renaud’s you can trust will taste, and look, nothing short of incredible. With four locations in Santa Barbara and exceptional customer service, Renaud’s is always a sweet treat!

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Multiple locations; spudnutsdonutssb.com Spudnuts takes the cake, or doughnut, yet again for Best Doughnut Shop in town. The secret to making the delicious treats so fluffy is using potato flour.“That’s what makes the doughnuts stand out so much,” said Spudnuts employee Marcelo Rocha. While you can never go wrong with a classic old-fashioned, Rocha recommends customers try his favorite, tiger tails.“They are amazing!” he said. The doughnuts are twisted with chocolate and rolled in cinnamon, making them look like actual tiger tails — what a fun treat! Runner-Up: Eller’s Doughnut House

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Mexican Restaurant • Burrito • Salsa Los Agaves

Multiple locations; los-agaves.com With Los Agaves being Indy readers’ choice for Best Burrito, Best Salsa, and Best Mexican Restaurant, the only logical next step is to rush over to one of their three locations in town for their incredible burrito mojado — a burrito topped with salsa roja. The next best thing is their chile verde burrito, filled with pork in salsa verde. Los Agaves brings together two of the most wonderful things, salsa and burritos — what a combination! Owners Carlos and Christian Luna take pride in the fact that “we are a family-owned-and-run business, so coming to Los Agaves is like coming to eat with family. We do our very best to make you feel at home and provide the very best service.”

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Crushcakes & Café Multiple locations; crushcakes.com At Crushcakes & Café, the motivation to be the best comes from “people and food,” according to owner Shannon Gaston.“Making people happy with delicious food and coffee,” she said, equals “instant gratification!” Last winter, the downtown Santa Barbara store was broken into twice. Gaston reported that, while the person was not caught the first time,“a week later they broke in again and they were caught, thanks to our awesome neighbor, who called the police when he saw two legs and a torso wiggling and stuck in one of our windows!” Gaston sent out a “huge thank-you to the SBPD and the K-Nine Unit” for apprehending the cupcake bandit, who it turned out was also a frequent customer at the Carpinteria branch. Runner-Up: Nothing Bundt Cakes

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Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels Two locations; bagelnet.com Jack’s offers more than 25 different types of bagels and 10 different cream cheese flavors — that’s more than 250 combinations. Not to mention you also have the option of turning your bagel into one of their nine “bagelwiches” — a fancy name for a bagel sandwich with an extra dash of delicious. With so many options, it’s no wonder our readers love Jack’s! Runner-Up: Bagel Market Café

Goleta Restaurant Kyle’s Kitchen

Carpinteria Restaurant Padaro Beach Grill

3765 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria; 566-9800; padarobeachgrill.com Casual outdoor dining at its finest, this beachside fixture along Santa Claus Lane has long been a family go-to grub spot. After ordering burgers, tacos, sandwiches, shakes, and frosty adult beverages — among other favorites — at the bustling walk-up counter, patrons fan out across the grassy spread out back, all picnic tables and umbrellas, complete with ocean breezes, rumbling trains, and a big ol’ sand pit and other fun stuff for the kids.

Three locations; kyleskitchen.com Lots of businesses give a nod toward good causes, but no restaurant takes that outreach further than Kyle’s Kitchen, which made fundraising for special-needs programs a leading edge of its brand. Pair that with fairly priced and freshly made burgers, sandwiches, and salads, and the mini-chain of three restaurants easily takes the Goleta cake. Owner Jay Ferro, who opened the first Kyle’s about four years ago, believes Goleta loves his place because of that “balance between great, affordable food and our commitment to giving back to the special-needs community.” He said,“We will continue to work every day to improve and be the best restaurant we can be. Thank you for your trust in us!”

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Runner-Up: Beachside Bar Café

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Isla Vista Restaurant Freebirds World Burrito

879 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista; 968-0123 There’s only one good reason to find yourself in Isla Vista late at night, and that’s to go to Freebirds. Legendary for its dinosaur-sized burritos and nachos, the place makes such an impression that locals find themselves missing it when they’re away. The walls are filled with pictures of people traveling the world, expressing their desire for a Freebirds World Burrito. If that doesn’t paint a picture of their quirky clientele, buy a burrito, take a seat, and enjoy late-night people watching.

Montecito Restaurant The Honor Bar

1255 Coast Village Rd.; 969-6964; honorbar.com When it opened in February 2015, The Honor Bar, which is part of the nationally acclaimed Hillstone Restaurant Group, quickly became a go-to place for eating, drinking, and being seen in Montecito. It further cemented its importance when it became the first restaurant to reopen after the mudslide.“It’s approachable, but our bedrock principle is doing things well and paying attention to the preparation and ingredients,” said GM Nicholas Asoli of their focus on straightforward classics like the cheeseburger.“We also want the experience to feel special, so we worked a lot on the design and feel of the place to strike a balance between feeling casual [and] premium quality. Lastly, a genuine smile with graceful, efficient service never goes out of style.” Runner-Up: Los Arroyos

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117 Harbor Wy., Ste. A; 965-9564; sbfish.com Brian Colgate was just 19 years old when he opened the Santa Barbara Fish Market in a humble corner of the harbor back in 2000, but it’s been the prime place for about 1,000 weekly customers — not to mention nearly 100 restaurants in the tri-county area— to buy fresh-off-the-boat seafood ever since. area “We are focused on providing the very freshest premium-quality seafood at a fair price,” said Colgate, who also serves as the Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara’s direct outlet to the public, usually with more than 15 fresh items available each day. “The favorite part of my job is providing our community with a connection to the ocean through providing healthy seafood that is being harvested in a sustainable manner so generations to come can be happy and healthy!” Runner-Up: Kanaloa Seafood Market

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181 Industrial Wy., Buellton; 688-8807; industrialeats.com “We brought a space where you can get a beef-tongue pastrami Reuben and listen to Wu-Tang,” said Jeff Olsson of what he and his wife, Janet Olsson, gave the Santa Ynez Valley when they opened Industrial Eats in December 2013. The walk-up ordering style is casual, the wood-fired food is ingredient driven, and the scene is winemaker forward.“We just cook the food we want to eat and not what we think people want to eat, and weirdly it seems to be working,” he said. What’s his favorite part? “Hiring, teaching, and watching people get it,” he said.“With almost everyone who works here, there was a moment when I turned to Janet and said,‘So-and-so just figured it out.’ It’s a good moment.” Runner-Up: S.Y. Kitchen

Appetizers/Tapas Loquita

202 State St.; 880-3380; loquitasb.com No restaurant in Santa Barbara wears Spain on its sleeve like Loquita, which started serving authentic Spanish cuisine— cuisine from tapas, pintxos, and paella to txakolina, sherry, and gin ’n’ tonics — on the edge of the Funk Zone in October 2016.“It’s an easy way to try several different dishes and to share the experience with friends,” said owner Sherry Villanueva of the small-plates format.“We like to offer our guests an opportunity for exploration, and small plates are particularly conducive to that. You can try a few things without having to make an entire meal commitment on just one.” Runner-Up: Milk & Honey

Breakfast Cajun Kitchen

Multiple locations; cajunkitchencafe.com Cajun Kitchen’s breakfast is everything comfort food should be— be delicious, giant sized, and did I say delicious? This incredible area breakfast spot offers everything from genuinely Cajun to fantastic Mexican dishes. The Santa Barbara staple is owned and operated by the Jimenez family. In 1984, Richard Jimenez Sr., a prep cook with no management experience, decided to take over the struggling De la Vina location. Since then, they’ve opened four more locations — three in the Santa Barbara area and one in Ventura— Ventura and have provided locals with incredible chilaquiles, French toast, blackened catfish, and much more! Runner-Up: Jeannine’s

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Late Night Eats The Blue Owl

5 W. Canon Perdido; 705-0991; theblueowlsb.com The Blue Owl is everyone’s go-to place after a late night of merriment. The small restaurant located on Canon Perdido Street somehow manages to accommodate dozens of individuals, making for a fun after-party vibe with incredible Asian-inspired dishes. One former customer, A.J., loved the food and atmosphere so much she applied for a job.“I need to work here!” she remembered thinking one late night. A.J. got the job the next day and has happily worked at The Blue Owl for over a year.“I’ve seen it all,” she said about the late-night shifts.

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Salad Bar

Savoy Café & Deli 24 W. Figueroa St.; 962-6611; savoycafe.weebly.com Savoy’s colorful salad bar is enough just to ogle. With what feel like countless options, customers can create the salad of their dreams by mixing and matching the finest, freshest ingredients. With four different choices for greens; protein options such as wild salmon, steak, tofu, and roasted nuts; and the most flavorful homemade dressings and vinaigrettes, Savoy offers a rainbow of endless combinations for their loyal customers, who always come back for more. The best part— part it’s great for your body, mind, and wallet! Runner-Up: Lazy Acres Market

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Chinese Restaurant China Pavilion

1202 Chapala St.; 560-6028; china-pavilion.com China Pavilion is readers’ go-to when they need a Chinese food craving satisfied. Their dishes are packed with flavor, and they offer chicken, beef, pork, seafood, and incredible veggie options. Favorites among regulars are the spicy basil beef, the crispy walnut shrimp, and of course, the orangepeel chicken. The beautifully decorated restaurant also offers a special dim sum menu on weekends that customers love. China Pavilion has a great love and appreciation for their customers. Runner-Up: China Palace

French Restaurant bouchon

9 W. Victoria St.; 730-1160; bouchonsantabarbara.com Truth be told, bouchon’s cuisine isn’t so much French as it is California “wine country,” but it did open on Bastille Day of 1998 and owner Mitchell Sjerven admits that they do employ classic French culinary techniques. How do they stay relevant 20 years later? “Update the cuisine without succumbing to fads, create a service culture that honors the true spirit of hospitality, and be sure to update the dining environment so you don’t look like an old, no-longerrelevant restaurant,” said Sjerven.“The four pillars of a truly great dining experience— experience be it taco stand or three-star Michelin— have to be right: great food, a proper beverage Michelin list that works with the food, fantastic people that you can tell really like their job, and a warm and inviting ambience.” Runner-Up: Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro

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Indian Restaurant Flavor of India

3026 State St.; 682-6561; flavorofindia.net Since 1991, Puran Joshan and his family have served saag paneer paneer, tandoori chicken, lassi, and other traditional Punjabi foods to Santa Barbara from the kitchen of their beloved Flavor of India restaurant on State Street. That’s made them the perennial winner in this category and a place that families return to month after month.“When a customer comes in, they are treating us,” Joshan told us a couple of years ago.“We have seen our customers grow up and bring their own kids to the restaurant. It’s very special.” Runner-Up: Bibi Ji

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Ca’ Dario

Multiple locations; cadario.net Dario Furlati’s Ca’ Dario empire is on the rise, now with five locations from the original 1997 restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara to the adjacent pizzeria, two spots in the Public Market, and a new location in Goleta.“Our customers are world travelers, especially to Italy, so they developed a palate for Italian food and recognized our dishes when they come back to our restaurant,” said Furlati.“We use authentic imported pasta, flour, cheese, tomatoes, and olive oil to create our dishes without cutting corners; therefore, our customers find our quality the same [as], if not even better than, abroad.” Runner-Up: Via Maestra 42

Seafood Restaurant • Clam Chowder

119 Harbor Wy.; 966-4418; brophybros.com Overlooking the sea of sailboat masts in the Santa Barbara Harbor and the breathtaking Santa Ynez Mountains in the distance, Brophy Bros. epitomizes all that’s right about our oceanside town. Where else can you can eat seafood while watching a commercial fishing boat unload? “The small footprint forces interaction and creates a real intimate setting,” said owner John Bennett, whose family started the restaurant in 1986.“We make the chowder daily, thicken with roux, and add heavy cream right before serving. We are fortunate to have the volume we do — this helps keep the product moving.” Runner-Up (Seafood Restaurant and Clam Chowder): Lure Fish House

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Sushi Restaurant Arigato Sushi

1225 State St.; 965-6074; arigatosb.com You can almost always expect a wait time at this first-come, first-served restaurant, but the incredible Japanese fusion cuisine and attentive service is well worth the wait! ServServ ers are well versed with the menu and can help guide overwhelmed first-time visitors with the more than 65 sushi rolls and the many nigiri and sashimi options. If you’re looking for dinner and a show, you can’t go wrong with the popular “locals-only” appeappe tizer— broiled scallops, crab, shiitake mushrooms, and onions served on a bed of sushi tizer rice and brought out flaming! Not a huge surprise considering all of Arigato’s dishes are on fire! Runner-Up: Sushi Teri

Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant Mesa Verde

1919 Cliff Dr.; 963-4474; mesaverderestaurant.com It figures that Santa Barbara would lead the way in taking vegetarian/vegan cuisine into the 21st century. We have always valued plant-based eating in this town, and now we have more choices than ever before when it comes to fine dining the vegetarian way. At Mesa Verde, the combinations on offer are not only healthy; they are exquisite both in flavor and in presentation. Whether you stick with the Mexican-influenced side of the menu and order one of their amazing tacos or empanadas, or you lean toward the delideli cious tajine and harissas on the main-course menu, you can be sure that you will leave Mesa Verde happy and feeling great. Runner-Up: The Natural Café

Sandwich South Coast Deli

Multiple locations; southcoastdeli.com There’s a special place in locals’ hearts for this hometown sandwich shop. South Coast not only offers some of the best and largest sandwiches in town, but they also offer cuscus tomers the option to turn those sandwiches into equally incredible and large salads. The only thing better than grabbing lunch at South Coast in Santa Barbara is knowing that in doing so you are supporting a local business that has long been committed to using products that are sustainable, renewable, and compostable. The deli boasts more than 15 years of being 100 percent plastic-free— plastic-free go South Coast Deli! Runner-Up: Three Pickles

Barbecue

Shalhoob Meat Company 220 Gray Ave.; 963-7733; shalhoob.com Last year, Shalhoob Meat Company— Company which opened its butcher shop in 1973 — launched its Funk Zone Patio, a food-and-drink oasis for locals and visitors alike along the waterfront, near the foot of Stearns Wharf. Among the burgers and falafel, the tangy spices of an old favorite have wafted to the top: the classic tri-tip cut, cooked in oakwood smoke and finished Santa Maria style before landing on your picnic table, sandwiched between slices of the house garlic bread.“The locals are saying that the tri-tip sandwich is the best in Santa Barbara County,” LJ Shalhoob has noted proudly.

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Steak House

Jill’s Place Restaurant 632 Santa Barbara St.; 963-0378; jillsplacesb.com Jill’s Place is a true local haunt— haunt in fact, it would never have been called that if it weren’t for the customers, who frequently said they were going to Jill’s Place rather than Shalhoob Deli, which was the original name when it opened in 1987. In 2002, Jill Shalhoob, of the legendary butcher family, remodeled the place and accepted the name, and it’s now known for expert steaks, stiff drinks, and friendly times.“My food is simply clean, healthy comfort food— food people like the simplicity of good ol’-fashioned home-style cooking,” said Shalhoob, who loves interacting with customers and knows she has a great staff.“They are loyal and hardworking, and they care about Jill’s Place. I hear compliments from customers all the time about the staff, from the back of the house to the servers and bartenders.” Runner-Up: Chuck’s of Hawai‘i

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The Habit Burger Grill Multiple locations; habitburger.com The Habit isn’t a favorite just among locals — the signature Charburger has been ranked as one of the best burgers in the United States. Since opening its first burger stand in 1969 in Old Town Goleta, the franchise has outgrown its hometown and claims more than 230 restaurants across the States and around the world. Just as the company’s reach has expanded, so has its heart. The Habit has raised more than $1 million for No Kid Hungry, which distributes nutritious food to children across the country. Runner-Up: Mesa Burger

Breakfast Burrito Super Cucas

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Multiple locations One of the many super things about Super Cucas is their assortment of breakfast bur burritos. The giant burritos — stuffed with your choice of meat, scrambled eggs, cheese, and potatoes and beautifully wrapped together in a warm flour tortilla tortilla— are the perfect on-the-go breakfast! And with 20 different options, how could you go wrong? The most popular breakfast burrito among customers is the Ranchero, which comes with both chorizo and bacon and is finished off with a fresh and colorful ranchero salsa. As the first taqueria in Santa Barbara, Super Cucas offers much more than just the best breakfast burritos in town. It has been providing the community with delicious Mexican food at reasonable prices in incredible portions since 1991. Locals could not be more thankful! Runner-Up: The Daily Grind

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Tacos

Lilly’s Taquería Two locations; lillystacos.com What gives? Lilly’s Taquería doesn’t serve beer and is closed every taco Tuesday. Yet the line is often out the door. Combinations of words may exist that could adequately describe human cravings for cooked animal protein, ample grease, and a simple wrap of processed corn, but it’s far more fair to let the asada, adobada, cachete, and lengua do the talking. Pithy posts prevail when it comes to food reviews across social media. In high praise of Lilly’s, we’ll single out “undefeated” and “national treasure.” Runner-Up: Corazón Cocina

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Rusty’s Pizza Parlor Multiple locations; 564-1111; rustyspizza.com In 1969, Roger and Carol Duncan pooled their pennies and opened Rusty’s Roast Beef in Isla Vista. Not long after, the Duncans saw a need for a family-style pizza parlor in Santa Barbara and decided to change their roast-beef business into an Italian pie restaurant. Not wanting to purchase a new sign, the couple pulled out the handsaw and cut their existing sign in half, leaving “Rusty’s” and adding “Pizza Parlor.” And the rest is history. Since then, Rusty’s has been a treasured part of the community, filling the paramount pizza niche with eight pizza parlors that are perfect for family gatherings, quick lunches, and, of course, perfect pizzas. Runner-Up: Olio Pizzeria

Stellar Service The Palace Grill

8 E. Cota St.; 963-5000; palacegrill.com This upscale downtown destination has long occupied Santa Barbara’s greater culinary palate as one of the region’s finest. From jalapeño martinis and popcorn shrimp — for starters — to soft-shell crabs and blackened catfish, its Cajun-Creole favorites have become classics. But there’s more. Don’t forget, these memory-making plates of food are prepared and delivered by friendly, knowledgeable, efficient folk, whose hard work has kept these downtown doors open over the decades. Plus, they won’t tell you what to order or drop the check too soon. Lift a glass to that. Runner-Up: bouchon

Best Sidewalk Café/Patio Shoreline Café OPENING SOON!

801 Shoreline Dr.; 568-0064; shorelinebeachcafe.com When the patio includes optional seating right on the sand, there’s only one place in Santa Barbara you could be thinking of: Shoreline Café at Leadbetter Beach. A California institution that never fails to deliver on the dream, Shoreline combines the ultimate dramatic setting with a pitch-perfect beachy menu. As a result, every meal here, no matter how bathing-suit casual, becomes a memorable occasion. Manager Cameron Pyles cites serving hundreds of first responders who were weary and hungry from battling the Thomas Fire as just one of the unforgettable things that happened at Shoreline in 2018. Runner-Up: Paradise Café

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Veggie Burger The Natural Café

Multiple locations; thenaturalcafe.com Meatless burgers seem all the rage these days, with ambitious culinary upstarts replacing animal protein with nutritionally sound and environmentally kind plant-based patties. But to longtime patrons of this Santa Barbara fixture of casual, fresh fare, much of that conversation was pushed to the back burner long ago with their very first bite of the Zen Burger. Or maybe it was the Good Karma Burger. Or the establishment’s Natural Burger. Whatever veggie option it may be, the experience — at three South County locations — delivers the comfort of a warm plate of food at a fair price. Runner-Up: Finney’s Crafthouse

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Drinking

Two locations; handlebarcoffee.com Aaron Olson and Kim Anderson spent the better part of a decade as professional cyclists, sipping hot drinks in café atmospheres between races in Spain, Germany, and France. Not bad. The couple then found Santa Barbara through the Amgen Tour of California and opened their first café on Canon Perdido a few years back, more recently expanding what we think will become a coffee-drinking empire to a high-ceilinged De la Vina Street space. They serve goodies from Renaud’s Patisserie, bagels from the I.V. Bagel Café, and locally made Twenty-Four Blackbirds chocolates. Runner-Up: The Daily Grind

Tea Selection

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3558 State St.; 687-7196; vicesandspices.net Here’s a place trapped in time that we hope never escapes. The homey atmosphere of this tea and coffee shop belies a world-class selection of herbs, spices, and teas that puts others to shame, but in a sweet, grandmotherly way. Unexpectedly, there are lovely little gifts to buy, too, and old-fashioned candy bins for the kiddies. A few tables up front serve as a meeting place for untold San Roque residents on foot. Even fewer chairs and benches out back are for hiding out and sipping in peace.

3815 State St., Ste. G131; 618-1816; lurefishhouse.com Snatching this Best Of title away from a longtime winner, Lure Fish House is on a roll. The Santa Barbara location opened in La Cumbre Plaza just a few short years ago but is already one of the best seafood joints around. To boot, our discerning readers — who take their happy hours very seriously— discovered the fresh fish and oysters here pair seriously perfectly in the late afternoon/early evening with Lure’s deep selection of wine and cocktails. My personal favorite? A dozen Crystal Point oysters washed down with a couple of Salty Dogs.

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Beer Selection on Tap • Funk Zone Spot Lama Dog Tap Room + Bottle Shop

116 Santa Barbara St.; 880-3364; lamadog.com With 20 constantly rotating beers on tap and 420 different beers in the coolers, it’s almost obvious that Lama Dog should be honored for its beer selection. But throw in 40 different wines, Norbert Schulz’s adjacent Nook eatery, and the Guilded Table artisans around the corner, and they’ve also won the highly competitive Funk Zone Spot award. Why does Lama Dog work so well in the Funk Zone? “We were able create a welcoming yet funky atmosphere in which people of all ages feel comfortable,” said owner Pete Burnham, who opened on Friday the 13th in May 2016. “Lama Dog was built on our company values,

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S.B. County Brewery Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Multiple locations; figmtnbrew.com There’s stiff competition in the Santa Barbara beer scene these days, but Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company enjoys both longevity (it was founded eight years ago) and multiple locations on their side, with more than six taprooms from Westlake Village to Arroyo Grande. Most around these parts know their Buellton headquarters and Funk Zone spot, but this award is also for their bottles and cans, which continue to expand. Runner-Up: M.Special Brewing Company

Valley Tasting Room Carhartt Vineyard 7 E. De La Guerra • 805-568-3800 535 State St. • 805-560-9900 @lovebirdSB @poppytheredbus

2990-A Grand Ave., Los Olivos; 693-5100; carharttvineyard.com There must be nearly 100 tasting rooms in the greater Santa Ynez Valley, and Los Olivos is home to the largest concentration, with more than four dozen crowding the tiny town’s cozy cottages. Yet Carhartt Vineyard rises above that fray, thanks to a homey, wood-cabin vibe. “Our tasting room patio feels like being in your own backyard with a pond, lots of shaded trees, and furniture all crafted from wine barrels,” said Chase Carhartt, whose family planted their 10-acre vineyard in 1996. “We are lucky to wake up every day and work with our hands, crafting something that is tangible but also triggers emotions and experiences in people from near and far.” Runner-Up: Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

Urban Tasting Room • S.B. County Winery Grassini Family Vineyards

24 El Paseo; 897-3366; grassinifamilyvineyards.com Grassini Family Vineyards made quite the splash when it became one of the first estate wineries in Happy Canyon more than a decade ago. But their true momentum to becoming the county’s top winery came by opening their tasting room in El Paseo in 2012. Love for their Bordeaux-variety wines only grew last December, when they moved to a bigger, more comfortable space in the same downtown complex, an instant award winner. “Our staff really makes a huge dif difference,” said Katie Grassini. “They’re friendly and welcoming, [they’re] knowledgeable about the wines, and they love to talk to guests about not just wine but also their experiences in Santa Barbara. This makes both locals and visitors feel welcome.” Runner-Up (Urban Tasting Room): Jamie Slone Wines Runner-Up (S.B. County Winery): Margerum Wine Company

Restaurant Wine List Wine Cask

813 Anacapa St.; 966-9463; winecask.com Since 1982, the Wine Cask has been the beacon of fine wine in Santa Barbara, and its exalted wine list remains that way today, even as bottle shops have opened, tasting rooms have proliferated, and general wine culture has matured over the past four decades. “We have been incredibly fortunate to work with some of the world’s greatest wines and winemakers, representing everything from vertical selections of old Brewer-Clifton pinot noir to iconic Grand Cru Burgundy, classic vintages of top Bordeaux producers, and boutique producers from all over California,” said wine director David Fainberg. “For us it’s a balance between classic producers and the vanguard. The key is not only sourcing icons

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S.B. Wine Tour Company Sustainable Vine Wine Tours

3981 La Colina Rd.; 698-3911; sustainablevinewinetours.com Bryan Hope, who founded Sustainable Vine Wine Tours as one of the world’s first eco-minded tour companies in 2007, credits personal relationships and trust with him being able to get his clients unprecedented access to top-shelf estates. “All of our appointment-only locations deliver seated tastings and property tours hosted by wine-industry experts, often the property manager, winemaker, or owner,” said Hope, who aims to match each trip to the preferences of that day’s customers. “This creates a more engaging day, where personal stories become not only a part of the experience but also a part of the wine. We really care about our wine-growing region — its land, its people, its wine, and its reputation — and we like to think that translates into a genuine experience for our guests.” Runner-Up: Stagecoach Wine Tours

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Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant 131 Anacapa St., Ste. B; 284-0380; lesmarchandswine.com Part of the original Funk Zone development for Acme Hospitality back in August 2013, Les Marchands instantly became a hangout for those seeking handcrafted, estate-focused wines from around the world, including geeky outliers and obscure varieties. “Our guests appreciate Les Marchands’ knowledgeable staff because they guide them to discover and enjoy wines they may have not known about before,” said owner Sherry Villanueva. “Our goal is to create an intimidation-free experience for our guests to explore the wide world of wine either in our beautiful restaurant or in their own homes.” Runner-Up: Savoy Wines

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1212 State St.; 845-8754; goodlioncocktails.com Santa Barbara’s craft cocktail game stepped into another league in November 2014, when mixology master Brandon Ristaino and his design-minded wife, Misty Orman, opened The Good Lion. “We believe that our guests love our craft cocktails because they see and know how much TLC goes into our work,” said Ristaino. “We spend a lot of our time discussing and balancing our cocktails, sourcing ingredients, chatting with local farms, debating/testing recipes, and trying to improve our guests’ experience in every way. We love what we do, and we think it shows in our cocktails.” And that winning martini? “If there is a trick, it’s to listen to our guests’ preferences on how they like their martini,” he said. “We’ve found over the years that the classic martini is a cocktail that is highly personalized, and folks seem to know what they want out of their own version of the drink.”

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Margarita Santo Mezcal

119 State St.; 883-3593; santomezcalsb.com The competition in this category is fierce, so Santo Mezcal should be proud. Their classic margarita is as simple as it is delicious — just agave nectar, fresh lime, a lime wheel, and your choice of mezcal or tequila. The flavored varieties include the Margarita Picante (choice of Fresno mezcal or serrano tequila, agave nectar, lime, Fresno wheel, chipotle salt) and the La Fresca Margarita (choice of Fresno mezcal or tequila, pressed strawberries, agave nectar, lime, strawberry). Maybe most important, there’s an extra-large option. Runner-Up: Carlitos Café y Cantina

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Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach 2981 Cliff Dr.; 898-2628; boathousesb.com The Pacific sea breeze, the crashing waves, the sandy vibes of Hendry’s Beach — the Boathouse sure had a lot going for it when opening in August 2008, but the team has built on the good fortune with a great menu (especially brunch), solid drinks, and smiling service. “The views alone would bring anyone to our location,” admitted marketing director Justine Bosio, “but we like to think it’s because we treat our guests as good friends and strive to provide a comfortable environment for them to relax and enjoy a good meal.” As to the secret of their award-winning Bloody Mary, Bosio credited “a little bit of spice, just a touch of citrus tang, and the perfect garnish: an ice-cold prawn and crisp piece of bacon.” Runner-Up (Bloody Mary): Brophy Bros. Clam Bar & Restaurant Runner-Up (Sunday Brunch): Scarlett Begonia

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Beach • Dog Park • Place to Watch the Sunset Hendry’s Beach (Arroyo Burro Beach)

Out & About Dance Club • College Night Wildcat Lounge

15 W. Ortega St.; 962-7970; www.wildcatlounge.com There is no better place in town to shake your tail feathers than a high-spirited and widely loved Wildcat. Iconic for its all-around-good-time crowd, the “Kitty” may be the last place in town where you can twerk your heart out without being kicked out. This fabulous and quirky club attracts all types of dancers, from those just breaking out of their shell to the crazy-insane. While the Kitty is sure to be crowded, there is always just enough room to bust your moves. Runner-Up (Dance Club): SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Runner-Up (College Night): Baja Sharkeez

Place to Hear Live Music Santa Barbara Bowl

1122 N. Milpas St.; 962-7411; sbbowl.com The stars come out at night both literally and figuratively at the Santa Barbara Bowl. The gorgeous, 4,500-seat amphitheater was carved into the hillside in 1936 and is the perfect outdoor music venue. Its location gives attendees million-dollar views of our beloved town and coastline

2981 Cliff Dr.; countyofsb.org/parks/day-use/arroyo-burro-beach.sbc A triple threat, Hendry’s Beach brings together several of Santa Barbara’s favorite things — dogs, sand, ocean, and incredible sunsets. Definitely more of a locals’ beach because of its tucked-away location, Hendry’s is a favorite among all ages. With dogs allowed off leash just east of the creek and with access to free-of-charge beach wheelchairs, you can enjoy splashing in the surf and watching Santa Barbara’s most breathtaking sunsets with all your loved ones. Runner-Up (Beach and Place to Watch the Sunset): Butterfly Beach Runner-Up (Dog Park): Douglas Family Preserve

while they listen to the best artists from across the music spectrum. A smaller, intimate size, the Bowl offers an unforgettable experience from every seat, especially when you’re surrounded by a good crowd, perfect weather, splendid views, and your favorite music.

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Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery 11 E. Anapamu St.; 730-1460; sullivangoss.com This is the kind of place that should probably be in a bigger city and that Santa Barbara should count its blessings to have. For more than 30 years, Sullivan Goss has showcased such contemporary American art giants as Hank Pitcher, Nicole Strasburg, John Nava, Meredith Brooks Abbott, and Angela Perko. The gallery has also cultivated a thriving market for the work of a remarkable roster of historically important figures, including Lockwood de Forest, Colin Campbell Cooper, Leon Dabo, and Anya Fisher. Longtime gallery employee Nathan Vonk recently took over the business that Frank Goss and Patricia Sul-

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Dance Company labohemedance.com This wonderful and colorful group of dancers adds sass and shine to all events at which they perform. Formed in 2014 by Indy Local Hero Teresa Kuskey Nowak, the dance company has quickly become a favorite for folks to both dance with and watch. Believing in the power of dance and creativity, Nowak welcomes all, no experience necessary. Company members range in age from 10 to 70 and come from all sorts of backgrounds and levels of experience. Even with a wide array of dancers, the Cabaret Fusion Performance group is described as bringing the “wow!” factor to events. That’s due to their high levels of energy and their having the most elaborate and sparkly costumes of any area dance group. Runner-Up: Santa Barbara Dance Arts

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Ensemble Theatre Company

33 W. Victoria St.; 965-5400; ensembletheatre.com Following an outstanding season that included an Indy Award–winning production of The Invisible Hand, Ensemble Theatre Company has returned to the New Vic stage with another slate of fascinating and timely plays. For Artistic Director Jonathan Fox, being the best means “striving for artistic excellence, choosing material that challenges us, and creating productions that are innovative.” Fox cites the fact that the Santa Barbara community is “smart and sophisticated, and deeply appreciates and supports the arts” as a major factor in the company’s success. He’s also a fan of the fact that arts organizations here collaborate, which he said leads to “some very exciting work.” Runner-Up: The Theatre Group at SBCC

the Granada following the disasters. Look for more firsts this year as the group moves in multiple new directions, including a new holiday pops concert and a New Year’s Eve symphonic tribute to the music of Motown. Runner-Up: Quire of Voyces

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Classical Ensemble Santa Barbara Symphony

898-9386; thesymphony.org The Symphony turns 65 this season, and they’ve got an extraordinary range of music scheduled for their weekends at the Granada. Executive Director Kevin Marvin said he was “grateful that patrons have found us to be worthy” of the title of S.B.’s Best Classical Ensemble and cited last January’s benefit concert as the highlight of the previous season. In addition to raising a significant amount of money for relief efforts in connection with the Thomas Fire and the mudslides, the performance brought the community together for the first event in

38 W. Victoria St.; 770-7700; sbpublicmarket.com The Santa Barbara Public Market’s evolution took a critical stride in the summer of 2016, when owner Marge Cafarelli converted the front of the space from a market into a buzzing beer bar with tons of TVs. With 41 beers on tap, five big TVs (including one that can be four screens), and food from all the Public Market’s restaurants, The Garden is the go-to for sipping suds while gazing at games. “It’s a comfortable, open, and inviting space with great beer and wine on tap and great TVs,” said Cafarelli. “We want people to have fun and get great value. We think we do that.” Runner-Up: Hollister Brewing Company

Whale-Watching Tour Condor Express

301 W. Cabrillo Blvd.; 882-0088; condorexpress.com It may be possible that the Condor Express knows cetacean-speak. Why else would the whales — be they blue, gray, humpback, orca, or otherwise — come to the surface with such regularity when the Condor is on the hunt? Of course, we know that’s really due to the maritime mastery of their captains. “The Condor Express is an educational, environmental, and community icon,” said president Hiroko Benko, whose late husband, Fred, took on the service full-time in 1985 after working in the harbor since 1973. “Parents and children get knowledge about the ocean and sea life for generations of people locally and internationally.” The staff’s favorite part is “seeing their happy faces when they spot the whales and dolphins!” Runner-Up: Double Dolphin

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Land and Sea Tours: Land Shark 99 W. Cabrillo Blvd., 683-7600; out2seesb.com Heads turned when the Land Shark started amphibious tours that cruised from the Old Mission down to the sea-lion-crusted buoys back in 2003. And the two-trick pony format— format with a second Shark launched in May 2015 — continues to amaze the more than 60,000 people who ride the bus-boats each year. “Our narrated tour provides a great view from an elevated perspective to experience the best of Santa Barbara on land and at sea in a short period of time,” said owner Andre Manoux, who personally loves captaining the private charters. “Just last weekend, there was a marriage proposal, a bachelorette party, a 10-year-old birthday, a 90-year-old birthday, and a company employee appreciation party, and we had dolphins swim with us on nearly every event— event all spectacular. It just can’t get any better than that for me.”

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Stargazing Spot Lizard’s Mouth

W. Camino Cielo Up in the inky maw of Lizard’s Mouth at night is a pedestal meant for visiting the heavens. With little to no city light creeping in, the terrain is perfect for a stargazer. This time of year, meaning early fall, is a good time to see a number of notable constellations, including the zodiac constellations of Aquarius, Aries, and Pisces and the constellations in the Perseus family: Andromeda, Perseus, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Triangulum, Cetus, and Cepheus. Or just find the Big Dipper and trace its cup to the North Star.

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Family Fun Spot • Kids’ Summer Camp Santa Barbara Zoo

500 Niños Dr.; 962-5339; sbzoo.org “Thank you for showing your support and recognizing the efforts of everyone on the zoo team,” said Rich Block, chief executive officer of the Santa Barbara Zoo, after learning Indy readers named the organization best for family fun and summer camp. Combining excellent educational programs, delightful hands-on events, a stellar conservation program, and heaps of cool animals to learn about and see — elephants, fennec foxes, giraffes, black swans, Amur leopards, Humboldt penguins, river otters, condors … the list goes on — it’s no wonder the zoo is one of Santa Barbara residents’ favorite places to visit time and again. As for the future, Block said, “Our team continues to explore new ways in which to engage visitors in caring for nature. Look for new programs and opportunities for guests, improvements to and replacement of exhibits, and the continued expansion of our conservation program.” Runner-Up (Family Fun Spot): MOXI, the Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation Runner-Up (Kids’ Summer Camp): Martial Arts Family Fitness

Movie Theater The Arlington Theatre

1317 State St.; 963-4408; thearlingtontheatre.com “Being the best is being able to translate the magnitude of this historic venue and pass on the overall experience to the people who visit the Arlington,” said Karen Killingsworth, Arlington Theatre manager. Deservedly voted the best movie theater in town by Indy readers, the venue is amazing not only for its delightful interior design — what other setting gives audiences the feeling of sitting in a Spanish-style courtyard with a starry sky above? — but also for the variety of art and entertainment it hosts. From blockbuster movies to A-list musicians to New York City dance troupes to popular comedians and lecturers, the Arlington offers something for everyone. And then there’s its role in the annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival— the glamorous centerpiece bejeweled with the red carpets unfurled, blazFestival ing klieg lights, and Hollywood glitterati. Runner-Up: Riviera Theatre

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Old Spanish Days Fiesta 962-8101; oldspanishdays-fiesta.org “Having won this award solidifies why we continue this 94-year tradition of celebrating Santa Barbara’s heritage, culture, and traditions,” said Denise Sanford, 2018 La Presidenta of Old Spanish Days, in response to the celebration being chosen as the Best Annual Event. With one of the largest horse parades in the country, myriad flamenco dance shows, and a slew of delicious food and drink at the mercados, it’s no wonder Fiesta is readers’ favorite. “As Santa Barbara has gone through so much during the beginning of 2018, it is heartwarming to know we, as an organization, brought our best to our community,” said Sanford. Runner-Up: Summer Solstice Celebration

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1125 State St.; 845-0114; papersource.com “That’s supercool!” said Diliana Carranza, the store manager of Paper Source, of winning the Best Of. The shop sits on the block of State Street that also holds Santa Barbara’s Museum of Art and the nicely decorated windows of several swanky clothiers. But Paper Source holds its own amid an attractively piled assortment of gifts of every kind and color, party hats and banners, multipliferous arts-and-crafts supplies, cards for every occasion, wedding invitations, and stationery. The store also holds DIY workshops, and Carranza had made some nifty 3D holiday cards that begged to be played with. We’d call that supercool, too. Runner-Up: Letter Perfect

Place to Buy Intimate Apparel A Tropical Affair Lingerie & Bikinis 12 E. Cota St.; 730-1625; atropicalaffair.com Since Heather Taylor opened A Tropical Affair in December 2000, the lingerie and bikini shop has become a favorite among discerning Santa Barbara shoppers. In addition to designer swimwear and ladies’ undergarments, the store offers shoes and accessories, all delightfully displayed in the sunlight-strewn, bamboo-furnished, inviting space. Its interior design also feels more like a resort than a boudoir, making it appealing to those with demure sensibilities. Add to that a knowledgeable, friendly staff, and it’s no wonder A Tropical Affair was voted the best by our readers. Runner-Up: Victoria’s Secret

Caterer

Pure Joy Catering 111 E. Haley St., 963-5766, purejoycatering.com For the past nine years, Pure Joy Catering has been deemed this town’s favorite by Indy readers. That may lead

some to rest on their laurels, but not Lynee Gonsalves and her staff. “Having won this award nine years now is just the best feeling,” she said. “I think it’s important to show our employees and our clients that we shoot for perfection every single event. This award shows we aren’t slacking, and we aren’t getting too comfortable year after year.” Gonsalves’s favorite part of the job? “When you’re helping a couple plan the biggest dinner party they’ve ever thrown and see their expressions during the event when everything around them has exceeded their expectations, that’s a beautiful feeling.” Runner-Up: Events by Rincon

Florist

Riley’s Flowers 1106 Chapala St.; 965-1187; rileysflowers.com Begun as a street flower stand by Maureen Riley in 1976, Riley’s Flowers now not only occupies a brick-and-mortar space but is Santa Barbara’s go-to place for floral arrangements and bouquets. Despite moving her operation indoors, Riley’s has maintained a “European bucket-shop” format, with its myriad blooms gathered in colorful bunches for shoppers to peruse. What keeps customers coming back time and again — and voting Riley’s best florist; this is their third win in this category in as many years — is their massive selection of cut roses, their reasonable prices, their customer service, and, of course, their beautiful flowers. Runner-Up: Kaleidoscope Flowers

Photographer

Ashleigh Taylor Portrait (310) 404-1613; ashleightaylorportrait.com For some, having their picture taken can be a daunting prospect. That’s why it’s so important to have a pro behind the camera, someone who can make their subject feel at ease while getting the best possible shot for posterity. Ashleigh Taylor clearly has those talents in spades — just take a peek at the “Before and After” section of her website. Specializing in fashion-magazine-style photos, Taylor promises to “capture your beauty in a way that will leave

you breathless … and more confident than you’ve ever felt before.” Where do I sign up? Runner-Up: Kacie Jean Photography

Wedding Planner Jill & Co. Events

110 W. Mission St.; 455-0722; jillandcoevents.com Planning nuptials can send even the most poised people into fits. That’s where Jill Remy comes in. As owner of Jill & Co. Events, Remy is a pro at wrangling the massive amount of details that go into coordinating a couple’s big day— just ask our readers who voted Jill & Co. the best day wedding planner. Marriages are just one of the many types of festivities Remy arranges, and “getting to work with such a diverse client base” is her favorite thing about her job. As for the future? “I see my company as having created many more memories for our amazing clients and having a blast along the way. Hopefully getting to work at some new amazing venues and on new and fun concepts and designs.” Runner-Up: Amy Collins, Amy Grace Events

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Santa Barbara Historical Museum 136 E. De la Guerra St.; 966-1601; sbhistorical.org Location, location, location. That slogan may be associated with real estate, but it also applies to wedding venues, as the site where one’s nuptials are held won’t soon be forgotten. Fortunately for Santa Barbarans, there are many choices when it comes to where to walk down the aisle, but the best place — according to Indy readers — is the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. It’s tough to beat the setting: “The museum itself actually was built around our two preserved adobes,” said Dacia Harwood, the museum’s interim deputy director of marketing, events, and PR. “They are lovely and charming examples of Santa Barbara architecture and are absolutely stunning lit up at night for events. We love providing this amazing, quintessential Santa Barbara space for historic and happy events in people’s lives,” said Harwood. Runner-Up: Elings Park

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895-3400; djdarlabea.com There is nothing better than having just the right soundtrack for an event, and DJ Darla Bea is a master at supplying that. Voted the best by our readers, DJ Darla Bea believes that her versatility is why she is so popular. “[Being the best] means having the flexibility to play music for a wide range of audiences, whether it’s the VIP tent at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival or the Casa Cantina opening night of Fiesta or Pacific Pride Foundation’s monthly sunset mixers or Movie Night at the Sunken Gardens,” she said. As for what the award means to her: “As a local Santa Barbaran, it means that my community can put their trust with me as an ambassador of fun! The smiling faces and thumbs-up I see at events while I deejay keeps me spinning the tunes!” Runner-Up: DJ Hecktik

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135 W. Mission St.; 569-3334; missiontuxedos.com “Being voted the best tuxedo shop in S.B. means the community recognizes us for our commitment to providing outstanding service and quality garments since 1984,” said Mission Tuxedos owner John Murray regarding their Best Of win. Working in the fancy threads industry, Murray has dressed loads of couples tying the knot. One duo left an impression.“Many years ago, a man planned a destination wedding on the beach, guests came from all over the country, and his bride was his dog,” Murray said. Voted the best for several years running, Mission Tuxedos’ future looks bright. As for where he sees himself in the next five years, Murray said,“Doing the same thing and loving it.” Runner-Up: Men’s Wearhouse

Event Rentals The Tent Merchant

436 E. Gutierrez St.; 963-6064; thetentmerchant.com When throwing a party, it’s important to have a bit of flair. Thankfully, there’s the Tent Merchant to help with that. From props to lighting to furnishings to tents and canopies, the event rentals company has anything and everything a person needs to add flourish to their function. Indy readers agree, as The Tent Merchant was voted Best Event Rentals this year. It’s an honor owners John and Sherine Leenhouwers appreciate, saying,“To us it means we are loved and people like what we do.” As for what the future holds, the duo recently opened a home store on State Street, so “given our imagination, who knows what we will be up to,” they said, adding,“We enjoy every moment of what we do.”

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Bed & Breakfast/Inn The Upham

1404 De la Vina St.; 962-0058; uphamhotel.com “The Upham staff is very proud to be considered the ‘best,’ [and] we don’t take the comcom pliment lightly,” said the gang at the nearly 150-year-old inn regarding their win. With verdant gardens, wraparound verandas, and a rich history— history Aldous Huxley stayed there for a long stint in the 1950s — it’s no wonder the Victorian-era hotel is a multiyear winwin ner in this category. Another reason? “We know that we work together with our Santa Barbara community/family to bring the most memorable experiences to our guests from around the world and right here at home.” Runner-Up: Cheshire Cat Inn

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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara 1260 Channel Dr., 969-2261, fourseasons.com/santabarbara In a land of fancy hotels, the Biltmore, as everyone around here calls this Four Seasons resort, remains a world apart. Located between the lapping waves of Butterfly Beach and the leafy estates of Montecito, the Biltmore— Biltmore with its Bella Vista and Tydes restaurants, Ty Lounge, and on-site spa— spa epitomize classic hospitality. Allowing guests access to the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club across the street is simply one more luxurious cherry on top.“With over 90 years of history, the Biltmore has stood the test of time as the locals’ home away from home,” said Rachel Rock, the Four Seasons’ digital marketing manager.“We are so honored to have been part of the community and recognized as a local favorite.” Runner-Up: The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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Barber Shop Richie’s Barber Shop

1187 Coast Village Rd., Ste. 6; 845-9701; richiesbarbershopsb.com The women and men barbers at this Montecito fixture take pride in making their customers look and feel good. But it’s more than just great cuts and close shaves. Richie Ramirez and his crew have also been putting together steady fundraisers for good causes and free haircuts for kids in need. No wonder Richie’s is a multiyear winner. “Winning is a reminder to my team and me that we are doing a good job and, most importantly, we are connectconnect ing with our community on many levels,” he said. “We’re not just a great haircut.”   Runner-Up: Arturo’s Barbershop

Hair Salon Walter Claudio

11 W. Figueroa St.; 963-7579; walterclaudio.com Inside a pretty stucco storefront with giant picture windows on West Figueroa is the full-care salon Walter Claudio, a near-perennial winner in this category. Stylists and colorists with advanced training and friendly conversation, as well as products from Aveda, make this salon a favorite with our readers. And the team approach, which engages more than one stylist to make you beautiful again, gets the busy patron in and out or gives them a minute to enjoy a scalp massage and a relaxing cup of tea. Runner-Up: Salon Patine

Nail Salon

Aqua Skin & Nail Care 3455 State St.; 687-8483; aquaskinandnailcare.com Any place offering mani-pedis can’t lose with a service called “Happy Feet.” That’s only one of the offerings at Aqua, which won for its fabulous polish application for feet and hands but also believes in health-conscious skin and body care. It also supplies those can’t-live-without rituals, such as massage and rose-scented facials. “We can’t wait to help you feel like your beautiful, best self,” said founder Claudia Rucker. “And we are beyond thrilled to win for 12 years in a row!” Runner-Up: Modern Nails

Tanning Salon Honeys

209 W. Canon Perdido St.; 963-8300; ilovehoneys.com It’s only appropriate that a place called Honeys should offer sugaring, a hair-removal technique that’s allegedly less painful that waxing. Or the custom airbrush Honey Tan might be what customers remember best, since Honeys can make them look like they’ve just been running on the beach or enjoying margaritas on the sand despite spending 8-to-5 in the UV-lacking indoors. The funny and friendly staff are just a bonus to the exterior beauty Honeys has perfected. Runner-Up: Sweet Cheeks

Tattoo Shop 805 Ink

1228 State St.; 845-5805; 805ink.com A small but invisible struggle goes on almost daily at 805 Ink, where the tattooists revel in making art daily while looking longingly outdoors at a beautiful day, said JJ Ortiz, CEO of the State Street shop just up from The Granada Theatre. But if the latter is the hardest part of his day, the best is traveling to find inspiration for the next drawing, learning from artists in other countries, and sometimes bringing them to his clients back in the 805. His shop has its 10th birthday this year, he said, which “would have not been possible without the local support and patronage. We are honored and truly grateful!” Runner-Up: Golden Eagle Tattoo

Day Spa

The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara 8301 Hollister Ave.; 571-4210; ritzcarlton.com/bacara Boasting a eucalyptus steam room, an adult-only heated saline pool, and killer ocean views, The Spa at the Bacara is the real deal. You have to do no more than walk through the doors to be embraced by the invigorating eucalyptus steam escaping from within. With the feeling of calm in the air, the breathtaking views from their rooftop terrace, and a glass of bubbly, you don’t even have to book one of their signature spa experiences to feel like royalty. Runner-Up: Evolutions Medical & Day Spa

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350 Chapala St., Ste. 103; 319-7273; evolutionsmedicalspa.com It’s easy to see why Evolutions has won in this category every year since 2007. In addition to offering treatments using the most advanced technology, the luxury spa of offers a peaceful, calming atmosphere; the front-desk staff is attentive; and the clinicians are highly skilled and caring. When asked about what treatments are most popular, spa director Carrie Vuich said,“Injectables (Botox, Dysport, dermal fillers). They smooth out wrinkles and provide a ‘lift’ to one’s overall appearance.” And why has Evolutions experienced such success year after year? “Our exceptional staff! And our loyal clientele, whom we are so grateful for.”

Two locations; lovebirdsb.com The two Lovebird shops on and just off State Street have succeeded where so many have failed, sustaining a thrivthriv ing store with style, jewelry, accessories, and gift items for a cadre of happy customers both local and distant. Lovebirdsb.com posts a healthy selection of Lovebird’s offerings, but the in-store experience of silks, cashmeres, lace, and leather is an invigorating plunge into Santa Barbara fashion.

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Place to Get a Facial 3405 State St.; 687-9497; skindeepsalon.com You might walk into Skin Deep with worries on your mind, but our readers say the facials will let you leave them behind after the kind ministrations to your skin and spirit. Words like “relaxing,”“rejuvenating,”“soothing,” and “memorable” fall alongside ones like “little extras” and “self-care pampering.” What could accompany that but a hair-raisingly happy attitude? Nina Meyer and Tina Hasche, who keep the energy quietly pumping at Skin Deep, exulted over Skin Deep’s 21-year streak of winning or placing in the Best Of: “The north side rocks — and we love to win!”

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Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners & Launderers 14 W. Gutierrez St.; 963-6677; ablitts.com Judging by the quantity of Best Of plaques mounted on its walls, Ablitt’s has indeed been a fine cleaner and launderer since the competition began. Ongoing training is part of the recipe for success, owner Sasha Ablitt said, such as hearing from experts in coworker harmony and overnight shipping. “Whether it’s by making our alterations more convenient, free pickup and delivery on any order, or sparking conversation with clients with our Spanish Word of the Week, everyone at Ablitt’s loves making people happy!” Runner-Up: Eco Friendly Cleaners

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920 State St.; 963-8083; theclosetsb.net Leather moto jackets, designer sneakers, leather backpacks, and floral wrap dresses are the must-haves of the season, said Rebecca Fraser of The Closet. And she should know. Accepting a carefully curated collection of women’s contemporary and luxury brands from some of the more expensive closets around, The Closet has been outfitting us for 15 years. The past winter wrought with natural disasters was enough to make any retailer on State Street weep, and Fraser said her entire team was especially grateful to their loyal customers who supported them and other local businesses through the year. Runner-Up: Renaissance Fine Consignment

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Lee’s Tailoring 4141 State St., Ste. E-4; 910-1065; leestailoringca.com If needle and thread can fix it, the tailors at Lee’s will give it a shot, no matter how big or small the job. Their specialty is bridesmaid dress tailoring, but they’ll even take on kids’ clothing and uniforms, no matter the rough-and-tumble treatment they’ve been through. The folks at Lee’s Tailoring say they can give your clothes a new lease on life, and that extends to those pesky sticky zippers, even on leather jackets. Runner-Up: Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners & Launderers

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Eyewear Selection • Sunglasses Selection Occhiali Fine Eyewear

Two locations, occhialieyewear.com Irwin Eve of Occhiali Fine Eyewear exemplifies everything that makes a business handling something as important and as personal as eyewear the best. He and his staff are extraordinarily patient, incredibly well-informed, and consistently able to steer customers toward superlative solutions. In acknowledgment of Occhiali’s double-category win, Eve wrote, “After all that has happened this past year, we recognize the true meaning of being a ‘neighborhood’ store,” adding that in 2018, “there were a million stories, and our hearts have been touched daily. All of us at Occhiali recognize how blessed we are to be part of this community, and we continue to strive for excellence in service and our eyewear. We thank you.” Runner-Up (Eyewear Selection): Costco Runner-Up (Sunglasses Selection): Nordstrom

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on West Canon Perdido Street in the Paseo Nuevo mall. There, four basement levels of shoes await the old-schoolers who like to try on what they’re buying before they buy it. Comfort and fashion are what they stock, said store manager Tim Elliott— Elliott more than 10,000 pairs’ worth for men and women, with the most Paul Green styles of any SoCal store. “The amount of smiles that leave our doors are countless,” Elliott said with a touch of modesty. Runner-Up: The Walking Company

Jewelry Store Bryant & Sons

Two locations; bryantandsons.com These days, with more than 50 years in business — at the same downtown State Street location, plus a second shop in Montecito since 2001 — Bryant & Sons employs a couple handfuls of jewelry professionals dedicated to precious ores, gemstones, and timepieces. And when discerning clientele inquire about custom-made jewelry, they’re greeted by a simple motto: “If you can dream it, we can make it.” Then the pros go to work, drafting computer-animated imagery of special requests — to get it just right— right before a single stone is set. Said shop son Mike Bryant: “Thank you, Santa Barbara Independent readers, for voting us the Best Of once again!” Runner-Up: 33 Jewels

Thrift Store Alpha Thrift Stores

Multiple locations; 964-1123; alphasb.org In its mission to help community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the founders of Alpha Resource Center, which recently celebrated its 65th birthday, had a bright idea: raise money through thrift stores. Everybody likes a good deal, and most also treasure the mystery and discovery of a bargain hunt. Alpha Thrift checks those boxes, showcasing shoes, clothes, jewelry, and Halloween costumes, plus electronics, tools, books, and LPs, to name just a few of the lightly used goods and wares ready for a second life under new ownership. Plus, you’re reducing demand on raw resources by not buying brand-new stuff. How many wins is that?   Runner-Up: Goodwill

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2830 De la Vina St.; 687-4027; jensenguitar.com When Chris Jensen founded his store in 1973, Santa Barbara was already brimming over with great musicians, and that meant it had to have a cool place to buy guitars and amps. Decades later, after selling and repairing countless guitars and hosting thousands of music lessons in every conceivable style, the Jensen store retains its classic, old-school vibe, and its employees still live and breathe music. “Passion, love, and discipline” are what being the best means for employee Jonathan. “This whole town is a music town,” he said, “and we appreciate the people who voted for us and all our customers for keeping this true mom-and-pop operation alive.” Runner-Up: Nick Rail Music

Chaucer’s Books

3321 State St.; 682-6787; chaucersbooks.com Much more than just a place to buy books, this whimsically packed shop has a huge hold on everyone’s hearts. Chaucer’s regularly books (pun intended) authors for talks and signings, helps raise money for area schools, and houses more than 150,000 books. Chaucer’s, which has been around since 1974, is a community center and a safe haven where everyone is welcome. Runner-Up: Paradise Found

Camera Shop Samy’s Camera

530 State St.; 963-7269; samys.com Lenses, lighting, and drones, oh my! Samy’s Camera is the complete grab bag of photography goodies for the first-time shutterbug all the way up to the pro-level visual artist. Bring all the questions you want — the staff is incredibly well versed on every item in the store. And if for some reason they don’t have an answer, you can be sure they’ll find it for you among their colleagues, whose experience and friendliness run deep and wide. Store manager John Brainerd said, “We would like to thank the entire community for supporting us in Santa Barbara for over 25 years. And a special thank-you for shopping local.” Continued

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909 State St.; 845-3900; plumgoodsstore.com Anyone who wonders how to make retail work on State Street needs to pay attention to what’s happening at Plum Goods. Owner Amy Cooper has developed a formula that involves providing quirky, beautiful, and unique goods in a welcoming environment that keeps people coming back. Cooper described the response of her team to the Best Gift Shop award as “thrilled and honored,” adding that “every year we are holding our breath until we find out!” Specializing in locally made, one-of-a-kind items has given Plum Goods an edge even against the growth of online shopping. For Cooper, the store represents “the natural beauty of Santa Barbara and the gratitude we all feel living here.” Runner-Up: Skin Deep

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32 E. Victoria St.; 965-5456; sbartessentials.com There’s something wonderful, warm, and conspiratorial about Art Essentials, a cozy yet cavernous mom-and-pop operation that’s managed to weather the stormy vicissitudes of downtown commerce for 30 years now. Art Essentials offers a ridiculously wide array of supplies for both beginners and professionals. The staff is smart and friendly but nonintrusive. Many are artists themselves and are happy to steer customers in the right direction.“They’re our friends as well as our customers,” said store manager Martin Diaz, who’s worked there nearly 10 years. (Don’t tell anyone, but they offer actual artists a discount.) Art Essentials was started in 1987 by Sam Winkelmeyer and Cary Dixon. While Dixon has moved on, Winkelmeyer very much remains. Art Essentials is a place where artists can connect with the tools of their dreams and nonartists are seduced to dream of alternative maybes. Runner-Up: Michaels

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187 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta; 967-7119; michaels.com Michaels is a parent’s best friend. The go-to craft store in the city is a one-stop shop for sewing supplies, frames, and children’s school projects. Its wide range of arts-and-crafts supplies allows people of all ages to let their imaginations run wild and bring their creative visions to life. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out their clearance section for some fun and cheap finds to decorate your home or get started on your next craft project! Runner-Up: The Frame-Up

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Multiple locations; montecito.bank “Santa Barbarans have a deep love and loyalty for supporting their local businesses, and, as a locally owned community bank, we feel their love!” said Megan Orloff, EVP/chief strategy officer of Montecito Bank & Trust, regarding the institution’s win for Best Bank. Founded in 1975 by Michael Towbes, it now includes 11 branches around the Central Coast and two satellite offices in retirement homes. As for being voted Best Mortgage Company, bank vice president Ryan Plowe was a little taken aback and very grateful. “Our residential lending program is only two years old, so it’s amazing to see how receptive the market and our clients have been,” he said. He praised the hard work and dedication of his team, as well as the bank’s local roots, great flexibility, and competitive pricing.“We also know that this community values customer service and philanthropy, and those are two things that are at the core of who we are,” said Orloff.“Our mission is to make the communities we serve better places to live and work.”

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893-8000; ucsb.edu Thanks to its “three-pronged mission of teaching, research, and public service and [its dedication] to helping shape the next generation of national and international leaders,” as campus spokesperson Andrea Estrada described, UCSB continues to climb in the rankings of the world’s top universities. Its number one contribution to life in Santa Barbara is the extraordinary talent it attracts and supports here. From the coaches to the chancellor and from the tenured faculty to the work-study students staffing the concessions at the Thunderdome, every Gaucho employee takes home more than a paycheck. The greatest benefit employees at UCSB receive comes from knowing they are integral to the progress of “academic exploration, cutting-edge research, and the vital exchange of ideas.” Runner-Up: Cottage Health

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3433 State St., Ste. E; 965-9722; macmechanic.com Is there any worse feeling than helplessly watching the rainbow pinwheel of death twirl, almost mockingly, on your computer screen? The answer is no, there’s not. Luckily, the kindly folks at Mac Mechanic offer as much emotional support as they do technical expertise, having been the go-to repair shop for Apple products for many moons now. Stop struggling and cursing and bring your broken-down equipment there ASAP. Your heart and mind will thank you. Runner-Up: TechEase

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Travel Agency

AAA — Automobile Club of Southern California 3712 State St.; 682-5811; calif.aaa.com Anybody who spends a lot of time behind the wheel likely knows the exemplary — and fairly priced— priced jumping, towing, and DMV services offered by this longtime attraction of the American roadside. Less conspicuous, but no less stellar, is AAA’s travel help, also a longstanding and diverse spectrum of services, from transportation via land and sky to lodging options ranging from a quick overnighter to fivestar, multiday luxury. And, of course, there are plenty of perks for members. Runner-Up: Santa Barbara Travel Bureau

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Healing Heart Herbs and Acupuncture 2425 Bath St.; 450-2891 Like all residents in the fast lane of a big little city, Santa Barbarans can suffer, despite the beauty that surrounds them, the aches and ills that age, injury, or life can bestow. Our readers say Healing Heart Herbs and Acupuncture put them back in touch with their healthy selves through skilled acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs, dispensed with wisdom and care. Runner-Up: Lori Guynes

Chiropractor

Craviotto Family Chiropractic 2922 De la Vina St.; 563-0007; craviottochiropractic.com Though Craviotto Family Chiropractic has been around for 30 years, they have a way to go, said adjustor in chief John Craviotto. (He started the biz with his wife, Lori, but she has turned her hand to her family’s avocado ranch in Moorpark.) His grandfather Dan started Craviotto Bros. Iron Works in 1916 on the corner of Anacapa and Ortega. “Three generations of brothers worked there, including my brother Dan, an orthopedic surgeon, and me,” he said. The doc keeps going by doing what he tells his patients to do: “Exercise daily, eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, get regular chiropractic adjustments, and have lots of fun.” Runner-Up: Barry Family Chiropractic

General Practitioner Dr. Mara Sweeney

1509 State St.; 560-6675; marasweeneymd.com Dr. Sweeney has taken over the former Caldwell Pharmacist building at State and Micheltorena, but otherwise, every excellent thing she does remains the same, according to our readers. Born and raised in Montecito, Dr. Sweeney has had a tough year, but she said she’s heartened by her work with the S.B. Bucket Brigade. Reactions to stress and trauma have been part of her load this year, too, along with the usual viruses and bacteria. “My hope and goal with my patients is to prevent illness with good screening and lots of education on lifestyle habits,” she said, so her patients can “live their best lives.” Runner-Up: Dr. Rachel Kernoff

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Pura Luna Women’s Apothecary

Runner-Up: Kendall / Rohde and Associates

2009 Chapala St.; 450-2484; puralunaapothecary.lunabellamakeupart.com Pura Luna specializes in women’s health and wellness, owner Ashe Kelly-Brown advised, but they cater to any and all genders seeking greater wholeness. While herbal remedies, feminine-care products, self-care items, and home goods are their mainstay, what makes the place rock are the moon gatherings, a ritual of women of all ages and stages of life coming together on the full and new moon.“Together we laugh, dance, sometimes cry, and genuinely hold space for one another as a community.” Where do we sign up?

Orthodontist

White & Grube Orthodontics

Runner-Up: Charles Sciutto, Healing Heart Herbs and Acupuncture

Dentist

Montecito Dental Group 1165 Coast Village Rd.; 565-9837; montecitodentalgroup.com Manager Julie Miller gave heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted Montecito Dental Group the best. It was an extremely tough year, she said, with Coast Village Road closed or impassable for such a long time. But their patients worked with them to get back onto a regular dental routine, and they were even able to recruit an excellent young dentist, she said. She attributes part of their patient loyalty to a beautiful facility with the latest technology,

Two locations; whiteandgrube.com As you step through the door at the upper State ortho office, it’s instantly apparent that the White & Grube crew have their customers’ care and comfort in mind. They’re friendly, attentive, and professional, and the place is clean, well-appointed— yes, that’s an espresso machine — and well-appointed comfortable, everything to put parents and young minds at ease as they face the discomforts common to sporting a mouthful of hardware for a year or two. And in the end, as promised, it’s all smiles. “We are thrilled to have won the Independent’s Best of Santa Barbara® award for best orthoIndependent dontists for yet another year!” Dr. Brett Grube remarked. “We are truly blessed to work and live in the town we grew up in, and this award is a wonderful reminder of how supportive our patients (and community) are of what we do. Thank you, Santa Barbara!” Runner-Up: Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics

Licensed Massage Therapist

Marlo’s Therapeutic & Sports Massage 1206 Coast Village Cir., Ste. D; 453-2333; marlosmassage.com Marlo Tell’s patients have been telling the Best Of about her wondrous massage techniques for a decade now, in

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Optometrist Eye & Vision Care

5300 Hollister Ave.; 692-6977; eyenvision.com From initial exam to final frame choice, our readers voted Eye & Vision Care, at the corner of Hollister and Patterson, as the best. With five optometrists on staff and a caring group of opticians and supportive assistants, the group’s work extends beyond lens prescriptions to eye care and surgery support. We can’t help but say that for Eye & Vision Care, the eyes have it. Runner-Up: Bream Optometry

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211 W. Carrillo St.; 845-6700; jennyschatzle.com You see them jogging along Carrillo Street during rush hour or hustling inside Jenny Schatzle’s studio on stationary bikes. Nearby on mats, men and women of all ages, shapes, and sizes twist and jump and sweat. Somehow, they’re always smiling. Schatzle’s students swear by her fitness and nutrition programs, arguing they’re more than just cardio routines and meal schedules — they’re holistic, life-changing game plans with weight loss and toned bodies just icing on the low-calorie cake. “Don’t just change your body,” Schatzle likes to say. “Change your life.” Runner-Up (Health Club): YMCA Runner-Up (Fitness Program): Killer B Fitness

14 State St.; 962-0049; mountainairsports.com There’s a place by the beach that’s meant for the snow, filled as it is with skis, snowboards, and all the accoutrements of cold-weather play. There’s gear for climbers and kayak fishers, too. Mountain Air Sports inventory managers certainly know their stuff, customers say, because every item is selected with a great deal of product experience and a keen sense of aesthetics. The staff are knowledgeable but laid-back. No pushy salespeople here. You’ll want to buy everything, and you should. Runner-Up: REI

Yoga Studio

Pilates Studio

Two locations; corepoweryoga.com With 170 locations nationwide, CorePower is the largest privately held chain of yoga studios in the United States. But don’t think for a minute that means the company is some kind of coldhearted, cookie-cutter corporation. Each studio is full of bright, talented instructors with loyal followings of satisfied, supportive clients who pack online message boards with notes of gratitude. Meghan Hambacher Wilkinson wrote on Facebook: “It’s a gem. A community. With one visit you get a workout, a sense of peace, and a smile to make your day.” And Madison Claire wrote: “Great workout. I died— died in a good way!”

330 State St.; 901-3440; fitbuddhafitness.com “Joy, and so much gratitude, as Santa Barbara has so many [pilates studios] to choose from.” That was the first thing that popped into co-owner Eva Kettles’s head when she heard Fit Buddha had once again come out on top. The most satisfying part of her job? “To observe the daily transformation within each client, their dedication to making themselves a better person, inside and out. The rapid growth that is possible. Amazing!” So what’s next for Kettles and her crew? “Many more Fit Buddha Studios so more people can transform not only on a physical level but also evolve mentally and spiritually. Thank you, Santa Barbara!”

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15 C O N S I D E R AT I ONS 1. Relax your face. It requires no effort to have a face. 2. Drop the armpits toward your navel. Allow the chest to float open as the shoulder blades melt in. Unclench the stomach. Let the jaw spread. Breathe into the low back. As you encounter places that are holding on for dear life, let them go instead. 3. Feel how much energy is used trying to “present" an idea of a body. Freed of some tension, let the body be itself for a few seconds. 4. Realize the “new” space made available inside your body is always there and has value. Breathe into the new space the same way you’d use $$$ you found to buy starving people food. 5. Ask: how many hours and years have been spent in anxious lament over my body’s appearance? To be at odds with my own body... did God whisper this life strategy into my ear? 6. Wonder: Have I ever even experienced the body I’m in? Or, do I live inside ideas about my body that may not be true? Just because you’ve been thinking about your body a certain way for a long time doesn’t mean those thoughts have ever been true. 7. You owe zero loyalty to any thought or to any person that keeps you closed off, shut down and feeling like crap. Zero. Feeling like crap can come from a well-intentioned or desperate purveyor of the false hope that a better body (according to them) would provide a happier life. 8. Our bodies need food, company, rest and movement. Our minds turn our needs into entertainment. Our feelings attract us to the arts, to nature, to seeking and admiring great accomplishments. Would it not be as useful, at the same time, to turn toward the miraculous, mysterious Energy that creates and sustains all life? 9. My body will take 1000’s of shapes over the course of its life. Who would I be betraying if I decided to love my body in all its shapes... whether it’s finishing a triathlon or it’s being wheeled into the ICU? 10. Decide your body is ok as it is right now, worthy of love without having to add or subtract anything. Does your mind, accustomed to its unquestioned authority, attack the decision to love the body? The same way people in power attack people not like them for being different. 11. The man who wrote Amazing Grace, John Newton, was a former slave trader who said of his old profession, “It will always be a subject of humiliating reflection to me that I was once an active instrument in a business at which my heart now shudders.” 12. In the marketplace, value is determined based on the contrivance of supply and demand. In life, letting other people decide your value is called slavery. 13. Would you rather have a sense of yourself tied only to standards established by others, or would you rather be free? 14. Your life. Your body. Your choice. 15. Vote.

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“If you never heal from what hurt you, you’ll bleed on people who didn’t cut you.” — Wanjiku Kamuyu

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110 Anacapa St.; 899-8802; sbrunningco.com Never, ever underestimate how important a pair of good shoes is to your giddy-up. The good people at Santa Barbara Running impart that wisdom without even a hint of the patronizing air that can come with specialty stores. They’re all runners themselves and take great pride in keeping feet happy on the road or trail, whether they belong to elite sprinters or casual joggers. Get your apparel and snack bars there too. The family-owned joint has been operating out of the Funk Zone since 2003 and shows no signs of slowing down. Runner-Up: Deckers Brand Showcase

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El Capitán State Beach 968-1033; www.parks.ca.gov/elcapitan Easy access? Check. Stunning ocean views? Check. Friendly staff? Check. El Capitán State Beach has all the trappings of a great camping spot and then some, with its surf break, choice fishing, and famed Santa Barbara weather. Plus, you get the feel of a getaway without losing cell service. Kimmy, an El Cap regular and TripAdvisor reviewer, had this to say about the fees: “The CA State Park system has faced many financial challenges, and I don’t mind paying more for the sites because I use them regularly. The rangers do a very good job with the limited resources they have.” Runner-Up: Refugio State Beach

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Camping Gear Store REI

321 Anacapa St.; 560-1938; rei.com REI is one of those stores where you think you absolutely need everything inside. The funny thing is, sometimes you do, just to survive — or at the very least, to enjoy your time outside. From tents to ice picks to socks to lip balm, this venerable camping gear mecca isn’t just a warehouse of stuff, however. Its staff teach classes on navigation, kayaking, bike maintenance, and so on, with an accessibility and confidence that’s tough to find anywhere else. With an REI in our backyard, there’s no excuse to stay indoors. Runner-Up: Mountain Air Sports

Martial Arts Studio Martial Arts Family Fitness

Best Consignment Store Locally Owned & Operated Since 2003!

122 E. Gutierrez St.; 963-6233; kickboxers.com Grandmaster Dave Wheaton and his wife, Master Mel Meyer, who cofounded Martial Arts Family Fitness in 2002, are both the real deal. Wheaton holds a 9th Dan Black Belt in hapkido and a 7th Dan in taekwondo, and he developed his own system of self-defense called Dynamic Circle Hapkido. Mel is a 5th Dan Black Belt recently inducted into the Karate Union Hall of Fame who patented the award-winning fitness program KUT (Kickboxers Ultimate Training). The two have made their studio into a family affair, with their sons Master Austin and Master Garret teaching classes and helping run the business. The grandkids are even starting to pitch in, too. Runner-Up: Paragon Academy

Dance Studio

Santa Barbara Dance Arts 531 E. Cota St.; 966-5299; sbdancearts.com Santa Barbara Dance Arts teaches its budding artists grace, beauty, and poise. Under the direction of Alana Tillim, the company’s pupils enjoy their time in a fun, supportive environment of guidance. But there’s something else the instructors work hard to instill in their students: grit. In this month’s newsletter, Dance Arts explains why: “Recent events in our society show the benefits of grit for our female students. We are at a cultural crossroads, and the future is female! We take our role seriously as mentors and guides for these smart and powerful women we help raise.” Runner-Up: Gustafson Dance

Surf Shop

Channel Islands Surfboards

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36 Anacapa St.; 966-7213; cisurfboards.com The Peregrine. Dumpster Diver. Twin Fin. Weirdo Ripper. These surfboard models named by beachy poets belong to Channel Islands Surfboards, Santa Barbara’s undisputed champ of wave-riding merchandise. Started in 1969 by Al and Terry Merrick, the shop has been handed down to son Britt, who carries on the family tradition of shaping high-performance boards and collaborating with some of the world’s top surfers. Customers can’t recommend them highly enough, even from across the globe, such as Bob Braunton on Facebook: “Great store. Loads of interesting surf gear, staff are friendly and helpful. Call in if you get a chance — we did all the way from the U.K.” Runner-Up: Surf n’ Wear’s Beach House

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Place to Shoot Pool Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant 18 E. Ortega St.; 568-0702; darganssb.com Come for the bangers and mash and stay for the pool. Still, after all these years, Dargan’s remains a staple nighttime stop for tourists and locals alike, what with its delicious food, easy charm, killer music, and phalanx of pool tables that are somehow always busy but never crowded. The drinks come quick and strong to loosen any nerves broughtAD on by a sharky challenger or good-looking date. The balls, cues, and felt are all top-notch.

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2275 Ortega Hill Rd., Summerland; 969-2887; bikinifactory.com A staple of Santa Barbara swimwear for going on 50 years, the Bikini Factory is still churning out happy customers who get their pick from hundreds of bikinis, including Brazilian-brand bikinis, bikini separates, and dozens of one-piece bathing suits. The store prides itself on offering enough choices to fit all different styles and body types, which made customer Tara D. one happy gal: “LOVE this cute little shop!” she recently wrote on Yelp. “I always struggle to find swimsuits that I really love, but I found more than I could handle here thanks to their great selection and amazing service!” Runner-Up: A Tropical Affair

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320 S. Kellogg Ave., Goleta; 6824699; bicyclebobs-sb.com From start to finish, the folks at Bicycle Bob’s make it easy, whether you’re buying a high-end Trek or learning basic maintenance at one of their in-store clinics. Lycra-strapped weekend warriors feel just as home there as wide-eyed kids getting comfortable on their first rides. They even have a trade-up program for fast-growing youngsters, letting customers trade a kid’s bike for the next size up within three years for up to 40 percent of the original value. There’s a good reason this bike shop has won our Best Of for nearly three decades running. Runner-Up: Hazard’s Cyclesport

Skateboard Shop Powell-Peralta

30 S. La Patera Ln., Goleta; powell-peralta.com Founded in 1978 by aerospace engineer George Powell and pioneering Z-Boys skateboarder Stacy Peralta, Powell-Peralta is still one of the biggest and baddest skate brands around. Its staying power is all the more impressive considering how dramatically the sport, and the tastes of its participants, have evolved over the years. Justin Stork is a longtime follower. “Powell-Peralta is the sh*t,” he said on Facebook. “Flight decks especially— especially responsive to your actions, great concave, pop insanely well.” Shell Goldstein is also of fan of their decks, but for different reasons: “They’re nice to eat your lunch off of and they’re sick for going to church with.” Runner-Up: Lighthouse Skateshop

Golf Course

Glen Annie Golf Club 405 Glen Annie Rd., Goleta; 968-6400; glenanniegolf.com Flanked by the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other, 18 holes of golf never looked so good. Not a golfer? Not a problem. The course doubles as a pictureperfect wedding or special event venue. But if you do feel like taking a few swings, a few tips: The back nine are a little hilly, so save up your clutch shots for later in the day. The greens can get quite fast— fast watch your power on those longer putts. And make sure you save time to hit the restaurant. The food and the service are home runs (just to mix our sports metaphors). Runner-Up: Sandpiper Golf Club

Hiking Trail Inspiration Point

It never gets old, no matter how many times you crest that final turn to reveal the city below. Neither does that moment of contemplation as your beating heart starts to slow and the sweat on your brow catches a cool breeze. Inspiration comes in many forms — whether it’s to hike the trail again next weekend, explore more of the front country from then on, or plan a much-earned lunch in town. Get there early to avoid the heat and crowds.

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Appetite for Growth? “American Riviera Bank has been our financial partner since we started growing. Now we have five restaurants, and more on the way.” — Carlos Luna, Los Agaves owner

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973-7463 Learning can be thrilling, but it can also be daunting. Thank heavens for tutors. There’s nothing like having an expert help you over the bumps of a subject that doesn’t come naturally (hello, math). “As a small business, the greatest form of flattery we can receive is a recommendation,” said Steven Efada, managing director of Santa Barbara Tutoring, regarding readers voting them the best tutoring service. The most rewarding part of the job? “Hearing success stories. Whether it be awesome test scores or a passed English class, we love to hear that our clients are able to reach each of their individual goals. It’s a great feeling to know that we’ve helped.” Runner-Up: California Learning Center

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15 E. Arrellaga St., Ste. 1; 965-1095 Some doctors have it; others don’t. Dr. Patricia Erbe, one of Santa Barbara’s most prominent pediatricians, has it in spades. Erbe is endowed with a rare ability to get down to her young patients’ level, where she can really connect. She’s learned how to hear what many of them haven’t learned how to even say. It’s not a trick; it’s a state of being. In this regard, Erbe simply is. Pediatricians famously don’t have just one patient— patient they answer to entire families. In high-stress encounters, Erbe is calm, clear, and direct. She knows what needs to be done, whom to call, and what buttons to push to make things happen. In more mundane moments, Erbe is uncommonly focused while exuding a casual ease. Her recall of young patients’ names — and predilections — well after they’ve grown up is the stuff of legend. More to the point, she’s been doing this consistently in Santa Barbara for more than 30 years. Runner-Up: Dr. Saida Hamdani


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5689 Hollister Ave., Goleta; 964-4511; rainbowschoolsb.com It’s one of the most important decisions parents make — where to send their wee ones to play and learn when dads and moms have other obligations. For Indy readers, Rainbow School was chosen as the best— best a title they also won in 2010. “Thank you for voting Rainbow School the best daycare facility,” said staff member Julie. “What a great way to celebrate our 40th anniversary this year! We so appreciate all of you— you the children, the families, and the whole community— community for your support all these years. Thank you!”

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Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club Two locations; dioji.com When you want to do some laps in a pool or need your nails done, a shampoo and blow dry, and playtime with your friends, there’s no better place to go than Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club. If you have four legs and fur, that is. For a decade, Indy readers have chosen the doggy spa as the best place for their pets to unwind and be pampered. Happy pooches are what Dioji is all about, according to owner Jeannie Wendel. “We are thrilled to be an integral part of the community by providing daycare, boarding, and bathing services for these fun-loving pups and are honored to be voted Best Of Pet Boarding for the 10th year in a row,” said Wendel. “Thank you, Santa Barbara, for your continued support!” Runner-Up: Camp Canine

Pet Store

Lemos Feed & Pet Supply Multiple locations; lemospet.com “Being the best means going the extra mile for our customers,” agreed the managers of the Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria Lemos branches. Clearly, they are doing just that, as Indy readers vote Lemos the best pet store year after year. In addition to customer service, the shops are treasure troves packed with essentials and treats for feathered, furry, and scaly family members. The staff is a resourceful bunch, too, as proved the S.B. store

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employees who used “sacks of hen scratch as emergency flood control along Gutierrez.” With myriad choices of pet markets to choose from, Lemos folks have this to say: “Thank you for shopping local and for helping us support local shelters and humane societies.” Runner-Up: Pet House

Pet Grooming

Dog Trainer

5758 Hollister Ave., Goleta; 964-2446; doggroomerssantabarbara.com While washing your fur at home is fine, sometimes it’s nice to go to the salon. Fortunately for the four-legged set, there is The Little Dog House, a grooming shop dedicated to making disheveled dogs’ and unkempt cats’ fluff shimmer in the sun. Opened by Annabelle Hofmann in 1975, The Little Dog House has been winning readers’ votes for a decade thanks to the caring staff and “freeplay environment” that allows the pups to romp with their kind before and after getting their ’dos done. Have a persnickety pooch? No worries—the folks at Little Dog House say bring it on: “We can groom any kind of dog, and we don’t care if people say they are difficult. We know dogs,” said Hofmann.

126 E. Haley St., Ste. A-8; 451-2458; kninesolutions.com It turns out you actually can teach old dogs new tricks. “It just depends how set in their ways they are,” said Justin Davanzo, who, along with Eric Smith, owns the K-9 training clinic on Haley Street. To date, Davanzo, Smith, and their team of five trainers estimate they’ve schooled about 800 dogs and their owners. Leash reactivity is a big part of the focus; it might seem simple, but for a lot of pet owners it’s anything but. “We can get dogs to do what we want them to; we’re trainers,” said Davanzo. “But it’s more important that the owners can too.” For trainers, there are issues of breed, temperament, and personality. Not all breeds are equally amenable to training. Bulldogs, Davanzo said, seem especially resistant. Pit bulls, he said, get a bad rap and deserve to be given a chance. “I go home every day satisfied with the work I do,” Davanzo said. “For me, that’s everything.”

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THANK YOU Santa Barbara! Santa Barbara Truly is the Greatest Place on Earth! VOTED BEST MORTGAGE CONSULTANT!

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Architect Jeff Shelton

didn’t know about Pottery Barn, which is that they do free in-home consultations, and added that, after a “heartbreak of a year” for our community, she is grateful for the votes in Best Of and for all the great customers who have come through the doors at La Cumbre Plaza.

119 Fig Ave.; 965-8812; jeffsheltonarchitect.com Right out of college in the mid-1980s, architect Jeff Shelton apprenticed with the great Frank Robinson, but then left town for 10 years. When he returned in 1995 to open his own office, he began crafting a unique take on the city’s Spanish Colonial Revival roots, adding color and whimsy into such buildings as El Jardin and the Ablitt Tower. “People recognize that we address every detail of the project and that it is apparent that a lot of people took the extra time to design and build the project,” said Shelton. “Whether you like the architecture or think it is too much, I think it is clear we are trying to celebrate life.” How does he do so within the city’s strict lines? “If you fight the policies and don’t accept the purpose of the policies, I can see how they would appear to be strict,” he said. “I try to understand the purpose of the guidelines and then see if we can give life to the street. Would people who don’t like the policies want an architectural and planning free-for-all? I don’t think that would work out too well. Go visit Houston.”

Runner-Up: Porch

Runner-Up: AB Design Studios

Housing Nursery

La Sumida Nursery 165 S. Patterson Ave.; 964-9944; lasumida.com Providing Santa Barbara with fresh plants and garden supplies requires an extraordinary range of knowledge and a deep commitment to ongoing service. La Sumida Nursery, founded in 1958 and still family owned, has loads of both. According to team member Dee Honer, 2018 “was a particularly rough year with the loss of Hilton Sumida in March, but we have carried on.” The rose field they maintain on South Patterson Avenue is one of the city’s most amazing horticultural sites. Add to that their incomparable selection of fruit trees, all grown from bare-root, plus the myriad other living things they cultivate, and you begin to understand what a tremendous effort they put into being Santa Barbara’s best nursery. Runner-Up: Terra Sol Garden Center

Home Furnishing Pottery Barn

110 S. Hope Ave.; 687-6707; potterybarn.com The staff at Pottery Barn were “humbled” to know that they had won this category in a city with so many home furnishing options. “Our home is your home,” said manager Linda Sullivan, “and no project is too small or too large, so give us a try.” She pointed out something I

Real Estate Company Village Properties

Multiple locations; 969-8900; villagesite.com In an amazing feat, Village Properties made a clean sweep of all three real estate categories this year in what is arguably one of the most lucrative of professions in our small seaside town with some seriously high-value properties. Village counts nearly 200 agents and brokers in its stable, tending properties from historic to nouveau, from the shores of Carpinteria to the wine country of Santa Ynez. Renee Grubb, owner of Village Properties, said: “We’re delighted to again be named the best. It really is our agents, and their personal service to our clients, that makes all the difference. We’re especially thankful this year to be named the best in all three real estate categories. We are again grateful and appreciate the trust that our clients put in us every day.” Runner-Up: Berkshire Hathaway

Real Estate Team Riskin Partners

1250 Coast Village Rd.; 565-8600; montecito-realestate.com Riskin Partners have been a team since the late, great Rebecca Riskin put them together 14 years ago. She found a way to provide the best service possible for their clients and a life that allowed colleagues to get to kids’ soccer games or a friend’s wedding and know their properties were covered. Managing Partner Dina Landi laughed as she recalled the Easter Sunday visits or the Fourth of July showings, necessary because buyers were only in town for a short while or were nearby and very interested. “It’s an honor to have been voted for by so many people,” she said. Runner-Up: Epstein Partners

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Thank You !

Brighten Solar Co. Solar Electric & Energy Storage Installation and Services

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Real Estate Agent Marcy Bazzani

1250 Coast Village Rd.; 717-0450; marcybazzani.com Among the nearly 1,600 active real estate agents on the South Coast, Marcy Bazzani has won our readers’ favor, possibly for her weekday and weekend accessibility, morning, noon, and night. “There is no better feeling than seeing how happy and excited someone is when they close on a new property or get to sell a property,” she explained of the vicarious thrills of the job, which can get complicated with financing, title reports, and contracts. But her 16 years of experience enable her clients to get the best result: “I want them to feel very protected and taken care of.” Runner-Up: Kat Hitchcock

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Mortgage Agent Austin Lampson

1332 Anacapa St., Ste. 110; 335-8200; onqfinancial.com Austin Lampson is number one with our readers and also at her firm, On Q Financial, throwing down $110 million in mortgages made in 2017. A VP with Bank of America before she was 30, Lampson has 20 years in the industry, where she works hard to create “clients for life.” Santa Barbara lifts her spirits, she said: “We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful, caring place, and I am grateful for your readers’ support and friendship.” Runner-Up: Kelly Marsh

Moving Company Movegreen

1 N. Calle César Chávez, Ste. 130; 1 (866) 684-7336; movegreen.com As the decades have passed, it’s become easier and easier to be green, and for those moving out of or around the county, Movegreen puts its muscle where its name is. From planting 10 trees for every move to using recycled boxes and biodiesel trucks, Movegreen has worked to keep carbon out of the equation since 2007. Readers, on the other hand, are most impressed with their quick and organized packing service and efficient moving crews. Runner-Up: Mammoth Moving & Storage

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Contractor

Allen Construction Two locations; 884-8777; buildallen.com Allen Construction started off back in 1983 as an aggressively innovative outlier in the almost nonexistent field of sustainable construction. Since then, the world has caught up with Allen, and Allen has all but taken over the world. This year, Allen Construction won the construction equivalent of an Oscar for best company. Nationally. In years past, it had won such accolades regionally with monotonous regularity. The company was started by Dennis Allen, a green-talking, eco-groovy entrepreneurial Obi-Wan Kenobi who knew how to put into practice what he preached. For people seeking opulence infused with environmental intelligence, Allen is the company of choice. Rustic elegance with state-of-the art passive energy tucked in discreetly, coupled with mouth-watering landscapes that require little to no water? Look no further. Allen has since stepped down, selling the company to its employees, no less, making Allen Construction one of the few employee-owned businesses in Santa Barbara. Runner-Up: Jed Hirsch

Roofing Service

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Action Roofing

534 E. Ortega St.; 966-3696; aroofing.com Few people wake up in the morning dreaming of getting themselves a new roof. Or even repairing the one that they’ve got. Typically, it’s more a matter of urgency and necessity coupled with a healthy dose of desperation. In this context, you want action, and action is what Action Roofing delivers in spades. The company got off the ground in 1985 due to the exertions of Jack Martin, who moonlights on the side as an online weather forecaster. (No matter what’s on the horizon, chances are your roof could use a little help girding for it.) I can’t vouch for the accuracy of Martin’s weather prognostications, but our readers are clearly impressed by the speed and competence of his work crews, equally ambidextrous when it comes to residential or commercial jobs. Runner-Up: Vazquez Roofing

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Plumber

Carroll Plumbing & Maintenance 2825 De la Vina St.; 687-2677; carrollplumbingsb.com What lurks below is always a scary proposition for anyone whose pipes have become balky or seem to be weeping uncontrollably, but the wrenchmen at Carroll Plumbing fearlessly tackle leaky issues, concerned customers, the messy job of fix-it, and the always-delicate billing process. For nearly a half decade, Carroll’s ever-present red trucks have been patrolling Santa Barbara city streets at new construction sites and old, battered homes.

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Painting Contractor Mesa Painting

452-9449; mesapaint.net When a bunch of guys are hanging around all day hoisting ladders and paint cans, a householder might worry a bit about drips, drops, or other paint plops. But not with Mesa Painting laying down the acrylic. Our readers found them the best for greater-than-surface reasons, most having to do with a cheerful attitude, clean work, and extensive time spent on the all-important prep work before laying down a single coat. Runner-Up: Santa Barbara Painting

Antique Store • Vintage Store

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The Blue Door

4 E. Yanonali St.; 364-5144; thebluedoorsb.com It should come as no surprise to anyone who has visited the Funk Zone’s most absorbing shopping experience that The Blue Door picked up not one, but two coveted awards this year. Yes, it’s a great vintage store, full of wonderful eclectic decorative objects at very reasonable prices, so that one is a lock. But for the serious antique hunter, the place is also a mecca. Whether it’s a gorgeous Danish Modern teak desk set that you fancy or a magnificent torch-cut brass chandelier by artist Tom Greene in his distinctive “Brutalist” style, they’ve got it, and much more. Whatever your budget and taste, you are sure to find something at The Blue Door that will turn your living room into a living museum.

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Runner-Up (Antique Store): Antique Alley Runner-Up (Vintage Store): Punch Vintage

Place to Buy Carpet/Rugs Carpeteria

5610 Hollister Ave., Goleta; 284-0269; carpetonesantabarbara.com Start to finish, the customer service from this established brand is focused on offering a wide variety of selections at competitive pricing and at the same time trying to simplify the decision-making process so that home improvement can move from idea to reality with the least amount of stress. Carpet, area rugs, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, tile, and more — it’s all sourced far and wide from major manufacturers to showcase traditional samples and the very latest in flooring. That’s why customers show up and keep coming back. Runner-Up: Michael Renga Flooring

Mattress Store

Mattress Mike Furniture Gallery 7320 Hollister Ave., Ste. 5, Goleta; 685-4998; mattressmikesb.com All busy retail outlets invariably thrive on a foundational component of business success: outstanding customer service. Mattress Mike is no exception. From humble beginnings back in 1994, when the company featured just a handful of bed types, this Goleta storefront has grown considerably, now showcasing dozens of bedroom and furniture lines, including futon, recliners, sofas, sectionals, and more. “Good customer service is hard to find, and you won’t be disappointed here,” said Ashley P. via Yelp. “They are friendly, helpful, and go out of their way to make sure you’re happy.” Runner-Up: Santa Barbara Mattress

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Solar Power Company Brighten Solar Co.

5380 Overpass Rd., Ste. B; 708-3654; brightensolarco.com Home and business solar systems do well in our warm, semiarid climate and south-facing geography. Combine those physical realities with the steady cultural shift away from the dirty traditions of energy consumption, and solar is positioned as a seamless go-to. But making the change can seem complicated. Brighton Solar Co. is here to help, headed up in part by a team of businesspeople and engineers with successful experience in highly regulated European markets to maximize energy needs and financial returns with a system that minimizes visual impact. Runner-Up: Sunrun

Gardening/ Landscaping Services EcoLawn S.B.

103 N. Nopal St.; 270-2960; ecolawnsb.com This homegrown company specializes in installing waterwise synthetic grass, which goes over well in a region currently in the throes of extended drought. But there’s more to EcoLawn than that. The team also does French drains, hardscaping, retaining walls, rain and gray water catchment, and decorative landscaping, among other services. “We are extremely grateful to be recognized for the hard work and dedication we have put forth into the community,” said partner Chloe Kirk, adding that a big perk of the work is “seeing our clients’ faces after transforming their yard into a water-efficient and beautiful landscape.”

Handyman Service Edward the Fix It Guy

610 Alameda Padre Serra; 962-1798 Last year’s winner has defended his title. Must have something to do with that pillar of running a small business: customer service. A quick skim of reviews reveals that Edward Laflamme and his small crew have garnered the sort of feedback— feedback “wonderful to work with,”“great work,”“affordable,” “would use them again in a heartbeat”— heartbeat” that creates return customers and lasting referrals. Plus, he can do it all, from drywall to plumbing emergencies. Runner-Up: Santa Barbara Handyman

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House Cleaning Service MasterCare

683-1915; mastercarehomecleaning.com Anybody familiar with the chore knows that housecleaning can range from a superficial tidy up to a full-blown cracks-and-corners, weekend-long endeavour. MasterCare does both and most everything in between, plus specialty treatments, such as post-wildfire smoke and odor remediation, duct and furnace cleaning, exterior power washing, chimney sweeping, windows, and construction cleanup. The list goes on. Their range of services is easy to explore online, where you can also get a quote based on what you’re looking for, the size of the house, and how many people call it home. Runner-Up: Rosie’s Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning

Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning 569-7027; sbcarpetcleaning.net When you do good work, word gets around. That explains why, since 1980, Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning has earned and maintained most of its steady business through glowing customer reviews and recommendations. Carpeting can be an expensive portion of home investment, according to owner Tom Conklin, whose services include full-service carpet and upholstery

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Hardware Store Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center

415 E. Gutierrez St.; 963-7825; sbhicace.com The first thing that hits you upon entering Home Improvement Center— Center now entering its 51st year of operation — are all the red-shirted store employees. They’re everywhere, and they seemingly know everything about what flowers to plant when, handyman home-plumbing projects, and all the shades of paint from sea-goddess green to midnight foam. They’re helpful, fun, and briskly efficient. Opened in 1967 by Kenneth Simpson, HIC is still going strong. No doubt it helped that Simpson’s son, Gary, hitched the store’s wagon to the Ace Hardware comet, allowing the procurement of some 65,000 different products at competitive prices. In light of industry trends toward increased automation, Home Improvement Center has seemed hell-bent on defying the conventional wisdom of cost-cutting experts. “We still think we’re in a people industry,” explained operations manager Mike Owens. Owens has been at the store for “one-third of a century,” having started out in the garden

supply department. “I like the atmosphere,” he explained, “and I still learn something new each day.” Runner-Up: Orchard Supply Hardware

Tile Shop Tileco

Two locations; tilecodist.com With showrooms in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo, Tileco has the tri counties covered, connecting with suppliers worldwide to import and distribute the finest ceramic, porcelain, marble, travertine, and natural stone — plus all setting materials — to make any project look good, from kitchen and bathroom remodels to all-new fountains and pool decks. Since 1977, the company has prided itself on keeping the very latest designs and technologies in stock, for a variety of tastes. Runner-Up: La Calenda

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629 E. Haley St.; 965-8101; ootyscooters.com With a name like Ooty’s Scooters, who could lose? But far from relying exclusively on name appeal, Ooty’s scions — the company name comes from owner Ryan Neely’s father’s childhood nickname — keep it lively with a reliable variety of scooters (including a zippy, two-tone blue bike with a big engine that has been the scooter of the year), motorbikes, and all the wrench work that goes into keeping people scooting.

402 S. Hope Ave.; 682-2000; sbautogroup.com Once upon a time, your home was your castle; now your car is. Accordingly, for those seeking the automotive equivalent of an extra turret or two, perhaps a gothic cathedral ceiling or even a flying buttress, there is no better place to go than the Santa Barbara Auto Group, a gleaming oasis of internal-combustion luxury located on South Hope Avenue just off the freeway. Offering one-stop shopping for no less than eight high-end car manufacturers, the Santa Barbara Auto Group proves you don’t have to die to go to heaven, nor do you have to pinch yourself to wake up. For those living the dream, it’s where you go to live and to dream. Beyond that, the technicians there boast skills on par with any surgeon.

735 N. Milpas St.; 884-8102; milpasmotors.com Anyone who lives here knows how important it is to drive the right car. And I don’t mean the flashiest or the most expensive, but the right one for you. This is what Milpas Motors has done consistently for thousands of Santa Barbarans — put them behind the wheel of something that does what they need and does it in style. It’s true that in some cases that means a Rolls-Royce, as they have sold their share of those. But for others, it’s a sweet, gently used Prius that will make getting around this town one big step closer to heaven. Whatever your automotive needs, Len Hartmann and his team are more than capable of handling them. These guys know what you should be driving.

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Educated Car Wash 3735 State St.; 687-8800; educatedcarwash.com There’s nothing else like it in Santa Barbara. From the statue of the butler on your route to the register to the amazing thoroughness with which the Educated Car Wash team executes each Super Wash, the experience is consistently first-rate. Proprietor Chester Wasem expressed his appreciation for this acknowledgement by the public and promised that a new rewards program for loyal customers would be up and running before the end of October. Runner-Up: Prestige Hand Car Wash

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4299 State St.; 683-0716; ianstire.com Democracy being a strange and wonderful thing, our readers elected Ian’s Tires & Auto Repair the best quick oil change shop in town even though that’s not really Ian’s thing. Ian’s — located on outer State just shy of Ye Olde Butcher Shop — has been changing tires with service that’s both down-home and hometown since 1987. While Ian’s does perform lube jobs and oil transfusions, it typically takes a couple of hours. That’s hardly speedy in the hyperkinetic world of automoautomo tive bodily fluid swaps. But Ian’s is so straight-from-the-shoulder honest that its employees will tell you this. In fact, they told me if I was looking for a quick oil change, I should go somewhere else — specifically the shop right in front of theirs, Fast Lane. With honesty like that, no wonder Ian’s won.

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Enterprise Rent-a-Car Multiple locations; enterprise.com Maybe readers like Enterprise because it has a green logo or maybe it’s because its workers knock themselves out. But like it they do. Once upon time, Avis was number one, and Hertz tried harder— harder or was it the other way around? — but today Enterprise has eclipsed them all and is now the biggest rent-a-car company on the planet. In fact, it’s bigger than Hertz and Avis combined when it comes to fleet size (roughly one million) and net worth (roughly $14 billion). Enterprise was started in 1957 in Clayton, Missouri, by a Cadillac car salesman with an itchy entrepreentrepre neurial spirit named Jack C. Taylor. It was his inspired idea to rent cars to people whose cars were in the shop. He named the company after the battleship on which he was deployed during WWII. The rest, as they say, is history. Despite Enterprise’s massive size, front-line workers take pains to treat you right. And wherever you want to go, there’s an Enterprise outlet already there. Enterprise is more than concon venient; it’s irresistible. Runner-Up: Hertz

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S.B. Radio Station KjEE 92.9 FM

kjee.com Fast approaching is the silver anniversary of listeners of rock and KjEE, Santa Barbara’s homegrown airwaves. “Who knew that a station broadcasting above the Goodwill [thrift store] could pull this off?” said the station’s Steve Meade. “As the last locally owned station in town, we graciously accept this award and promise to give you more John Palminteri whenever possible. We further pledge to send more people to Bowl shows for free. Finally, whenever possible, we will do what it takes to keep Santa Barbara radio relevant. Viva old media!” Runner-Up: KTYD 99.9 FM

S.B.-Based Website Instagram Follow Santa Barbara Independent

independent.com; @sbindependent Though we’ve been recognized multiple times nationally and statewide for independent.com, this is the first year that our readers have crowned us the best website in Santa Barbara. “For the past 10-plus years, our small digital team has worked to make independent.com a true daily counterpart to our weekly publication, providing timely, relevant, and comprehensive content,” said our “thrilled” publisher, Brandi Rivera, who’s also excited to reveal an enhanced design and user experience in the weeks to come. Oh yeah — thanks for the Best Instagram Follow, too. We love giving you behindthe-scenes looks at what we’re up to. Hashtag that! Runner-Up (S.B.-Based Website): Noozhawk.com Runner-Up (Instagram Follow): John Palminteri

Local Celebrity Ellen Degeneres

When much of the world refers to you mononymously, perhaps you’ve reached the peak of popular celebrity. But for Ellen, at least in the eyes of many Santa Barbarans, exalted status came not long after the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow, when she sat down with our very own heroes and survivors, including Lauren Cantin, 14, who sang Andra Day’s “Rise Up” on The Ellen Show. Plus, she raised big bucks for second responders and other volunteers who helped evacuate animals when disaster struck.

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@KEYTNC3JohnP Since coming to town to work for both AM and FM radio stations in 1981, John Palminteri has been S.B.’s top broadcast newshound, and he’s evolved with the landscape like no other. Though a regular face on KEYT and voice on KCLU and KjEE, Palminteri is being honored by Santa Barbarans for his Twitter feed, which was a prime source of news during the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow. “What amazes me is the desire this community has for updates as often as they can get them,” he said. “Whether I am reporting to one person or thousands, I have to be very engaged in the story, be able to quickly gather facts, and be able to summarize it for Twitter and other social media sites as fast as my fingers can tap it out.”   Runner-Up: Santa Barbara Independent, @SBIndyNews

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of inspiring music with the Grammy Award– winning Parker Quartet in a program that will include Debussy, Paul Wiancko, and Beethoven. 7:30-9:30pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. $20-$25. Call 884-6423. sbma.net

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fabulously campy send-up of the 1956 sci-fi film Forbidden Planet (loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest) takes place on a spaceship in the future and features rock-and-roll classics, including “Wipe Out,” “Good Vibrations,” and “Monster Mash.” The show previews on October 18-19, with a preview gala on October 20, and runs through November 4. A talk back follows the Wednesday-evening performance. Thu. and Sat.: 7pm; Fri.: 8pm; Sun.: 2pm; Wed.: 2 and 7pm. Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. Preview: $25-$50; GA: $25-$65; gala: $150. Call 667-2900. rubicontheatre.org

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10/18: Best Fest 2018 Join the S.B. Independent at our third annual Best Fest, where we’ll celebrate with sips and bites from many of the winning restaurants, wineries, and breweries featured in our Best of Santa Barbara® issue. 5:30-9pm. Carriage and Western Art Museum of S.B., 129 Castillo St. $54.09. Call 965-5205.

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10/18-10/21: The Game’s Afoot It is December 1936, and the Broadway star of Sherlock Holmes, William Gillette, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for the weekend when one of the guests is stabbed to death. Danger and hilarity ensue in this nonstop-glittering whodunit. The show runs through October 27. Thu.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. Garvin Theatre, SBCC, 801 Cliff Dr. $14-$18. Call 965-5935. Read more on p. 149.

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reception for the opening of this exhibit of fine-art photography and videos of great white sharks off the coasts of Australia and Mexico by photographer Ralph Clevenger. RSVP requested. The exhibit runs through March 2019. 5:30-7pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 456-8747. sbmm.org

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Written by David Ives (The The Liar Liar, Venus in Fur), this hilarious adaptation in rhymFur ing verse of Molière’s classic comedy The Misanthrope takes place in 1666. Frank, a sarcastic and irritable guy who despises social niceties, goes head to head with and falls for Célimène, a beautiful young widow and social butterfly, in this clever, cheeky romp. Thu.-Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2pm and 7pm. New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $25-$70. Call 965-5400. etcsb.org

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Pride and Prejudice This adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, by Kate Hamill and directed by Mitchell Thomas, holds fast to Jane Austen’s rich and enduring work while delivering a zany, playful, and boldly openhearted exploration of the story with a contemporary energy. 7:30pm. Porter Theater, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. $10-$15. Call 565-7140. westmont.edu/boxoffice

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10/18: Monster Makeup All ages are invited to learn how to use makeup to create Frankenstein and zombie looks in a spooky-themed, handson workshop. 4-5:30pm. Martin Luther King Jr. Wing, Eastside Library, 1102 E. Montecito St. Free. Email hbroman@santabarbaraca.gov.

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kenstein Watch this 1935 sequel to the original Frankenstein in which the monster (Boris Karloff) has a mate created just for him. Colin Milburn (English, UC Davis) will join moderator Wesley Jacks (Film & Media Studies, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion. A reservation is recommended to guarantee a seat. 7-9:15pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. Free. Not rated. Call 893-4637. carseywolf.ucsb.edu 10/19-10/20: Frankentoys Bring out your inner mad scientist and engineer a creepy monster by reconstructing old toys into new creations. Fri.: 3:30-4:30pm; Martin Luther King Jr. Wing, Eastside Library, 1102 E. Montecito St.; call 963-3727. Sat.: 1:30-2:30pm; Carpinteria Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria; call 684-4314. Free. sbplibrary.org 10/19-10/21: The Monster Lives: Frankenstein-Inspired Immersive Drama Workshop & Performance Participate in three immersive workshops with the DramaDogs theater company, in which you’ll write, design, create, and perform a piece inspired by the themes in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Workshops include dinner on Friday, snacks on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Register online or with a library staff member. Workshops: Fri.: 4-9pm; Sat.: 1:30-7pm; Sun.: 9am-1pm. Performance: Sun.: 2pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5642. sbplibrary.org

10/20: Frankenstein Double Feature Watch a spooky double feature 10/19-10/21: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!: Quique Escamilla Originally from Chiapas, Mexico, Quique Escamilla blends Mexican folk music such as huapango and rancheras with jazz, pop, rock, and ska to create powerful songs in Spanish and English inspired by political and social issues. 7-8pm. Fri.: Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Isla Vista; Sat.: Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe; Sun: The Marjorie Luke Theatre, S.B. Junior High School, 721 E. Cota St. Free.

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10/19, 10/21: The Dream of America This concert by the West-

of 1931’s Frankenstein followed by the 1935 sequel, Bride of Frankenstein. See footage from Universal Studios’ Legacy Collection before and between the films. 1-4pm. Court Room, Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Not rated. Call 688-4214. sbplibrary.org

10/23: Stop Motion Animation Series Kids are invited to learn to create a stop-motion animation video using Lego, Play-Doh, and other fun supplies. Register online. 4-5:30pm. S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages 7-12. Call 564-7653. sbplibrary.org 10/23: Keynote: The Invention of a Genre: Frankenstein at 200 Join UCSB Professor of English Julie Carlson, PhD, and Associate Professor of English Janis Caldwell, MD, PhD, in a discussion of how an unwed teenage mother brought a new writing genre, science fiction, to life and the ways in which her legacy still reaches us today. 6:30-8pm. S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5605. sbplibrary.org

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Day in the Country Celebrate the quaint country town

of Los Olivos with an early-morning breakfast and family fun run (you can even enter your dog!); a small-town parade; the Kiddie Korral; hundreds of local and regional crafters, artists, and food purveyors; wine tastings; a tractor show; a beer garden; and more! Visit the website for the full schedule. 7am-4pm. Free. Various locations.

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SATURDAY 10/20 10/20-10/21: “A” Train When Amy learns that one of her young twins is autistic, she tries to piece together a new reality. One woman plays multiple roles in this adventurous exploration with laughter, songs, and F-bombs. All proceeds will be donated to Hidden Wings, a Solvang school for those with autism. 7:30pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $15-$22. Call 963-0408. centerstagetheater.org

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10/21: 4th Annual Santa Barbara Wild! Celebrate the

10/20: Pints in the Park Sample the best brewers and grab a bite to eat while you listen to music. A portion of ticket sales supports Elings Park and the S.B. Rugby Association. Noon-4pm. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. GA: $55; designated driver: $20. Ages 21+.

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50th anniversary of the San Rafael Wilderness with locally sourced food, wines, and beer; live music with Spanish/flamenco guitarist Chris Fossek; auctions; and a raffle. Funds raised will go to Los Padres ForestWatch to aid in protecting area wildlife, wilderness, and waterways. 3-6:30pm.

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10/20: Creating Life from Nothing: Hay Bale Gardening with UC Master Gardeners Learn how to easily turn a bale or bales of straw into a successful garden space; how to source, condition, and plant bales; and what to do with them at the end of the season. 10:30am-noon. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5621.

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10/20: The Art of Community This all-ages event will offer an unexpected evening of live, multi-arts performances and presentations from a broad diversity of artists, musicians, and storytellers in our community. 6-9pm. The Community Arts

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erful and hopeful ways with Antonín Dvořák’s New World Symphony and Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America, along with a multimedia production. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Immigrant Hope, the Anti-Defamation League, La Cumbre Junior High School, and Westmont music scholarships. Fri.: 7pm; Sun.: 3pm. La Cumbre Junior High School, 2255 Modoc Rd. Free-$10. Call 565-6040.

10/20: Fall Festival 2018 Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus, live music by So What?, a table-side magic show, heartwarming stories, a silent auction, and a raffle. Funds raised will benefit Villa Majella. 4-8pm. Junipero Serra Hall, 2210 Garden St. $15-$30. villamajella.org

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Black Pumas Out with

its new album, Young Sick Camelia, this eight-piece band from Birmingham, Alabama, will make its explosive S.B. debut with its old-school R&B vibe with glimmers of funk and disco. Black Pumas, a psychedelic-soul group from Austin, Texas, will open the show. 7pm. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $24-$54. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

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10/18-10/19: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. Thu.: Will Breman. Fri.: John Lyle & the Groove. 6-8pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 965-7985.

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10/18: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Dannsair. 6:30-8:30pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com

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10/18-10/20, 10/24: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Thu.: Kyle Butler. Fri., Wed.: Dave Vignoe. Sat.: The Wrinkled Teenagers. 5:30-8:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200.

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10/18-10/20, 10/23: M.Special Brewing Co. Thu.: Back Pocket. 6-8pm. Fri.: Conner Cherland. 7-9pm. Sat.: Blown Over Band. 6-8pm. Tue.: Mad Caddies. 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com 10/18-10/20: The Roof Top Bar & Bistro Thu.: David Segall. Fri.: John Harris Funk Band. Sat.: Sleeping Dogs. 6-9pm. Free. 6878 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 562-5996. tinyurl.com/RoofTopBar-Bistro

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10/18-10/23: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Pacific Haze. 8:30pm. $10-$12. Ages 21+. Fri.: Moon Diver, Rey Villalobos, DJ Persian House Cat. 8pm. $15. Ages 21+. Sat.: Salsa Night: Orquesta La Farandula. 10pm. $17-$20. Ages 21+. Sun.: Native Vibe. 7pm. $10. Mon.: Motown Mondays Dance Party: DJ Gavin Roy. 6pm. Free. Tue.: Cinder Well, Jamey Geston. 7:30pm. $10. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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10/19-10/20: The Brewhouse Fri.: Little Al. 8pm. Sat.: Tuba Band. 3 and 7pm. 229 W. Montecito St. Free. Call 884-4664. 10/19-10/21: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: JR’s Combo. 6-9pm. Sat.: Fort Taylor; 1-4pm. Rankin File; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Kelly’s Lot; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com

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10/19, 10/21: Eos Lounge Fri.: Doc Martin. $5-$10. Sun.: Virtual Riot. $10-$15. 9pm-1:30am. 500 Anacapa St. Ages 21+. Call 564-2410. eoslounge.com

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10/19-10/21: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Bryan Titus. 8pm. Free-$5. Sat.: Mad Caddies. 5-9pm. $20. Sun.: Steve and the Regulars. 1-5pm. Free-$5. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Ages 21+. Call 686-4785. themavsaloon.com 10/19, 10/21: Santa Barbara Cider Co. Fri.: Will Breman. 6-8pm. Sun.: Tom & Teresa. 4-6pm. 325 Rutherford St., Ste. D., Goleta. Free. Call 695-2457. sbcider.com

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Banda Carnaval

10/20-10/21: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (Los Olivos) Sat.: 3 Way Stop. 2-5pm. Sun.: Stiff Pickle Orchestra. 3-6pm. 2363 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 694-2252 x343. figmtnbrew.com

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10/20-10/21: Island Brewing Company Sat.: Teresa Russell and Tom Buenger. 6-9pm. Sun.: The Inside Break. 3-6pm. 5049 6th St., Carpinteria. Free. Call 745-8272. islandbrewingcompany.com 10/20: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 962-4660. sbjamesjoyce.com 10/20: La Cumbre Plaza Tony Ybarra. Noon-3pm. 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. Call 687-6458. shoplacumbre.com/events

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Trick-or-treating at the beautiful Santa Barbara Zoo. Tickets now include all activities! Rain or shine. For kids 2–12 (must be accompanied by adult).

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10/18-10/24: Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch Come for the hayrides, farm animals, corn maze, farm equipment, and pumpkins! Visit the website for corn maze hours. 9am-9pm. Lane Farms, 308 S. Walnut Ln. Free. Call 964-3773.

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10/18-10/24: Big Wave Dave’s Pumpkin Patch Enjoy harvest-themed games and then stroll the big tent to find the perfect pumpkin, from mini to giant. 10am-9pm. La Cumbre Plaza, 3865 State St. Free. Call 218-0282.

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10/18-10/24: The Solvang Farmer Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin pickers of all ages will have fun finding their way through the corn maze and picking the perfect pumpkin. 10am-6pm. Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang. Free. Call 331-1918.

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heart-pounding night of hauntedhouse style frights will consist of three separate haunts: The Tunnel of Terror, The Barn, and The Hall of Darkness. 6-11pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $8/per haunt; $20/three haunts. Ages 13+ (unless accompanied by an adult). Call 687-0766. hauntsb.com

10/19: Spooktacular Hallow-STEAM Evening Guests can see miniature horses, owls, and a wolf up close; check out the Slime Lab; inspect spooky skeletons and skulls; and stop at one of the many interactive stations. School-friendly costumes are encouraged! Ticket sales support The Knox School of S.B. 5:30-7:30pm. The Knox School of S.B., 1525 Santa Barbara St. Free$5 (purchase online only). tinyurl.com/Spooktacular-STEAM

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Boo at the Zoo Bring the family for a trick-or-treat trail, boo-choochoo train rides, creepy-crawly encounters, spooky storytelling, goblin games, animal scooter rides, a dance party, performances, bounce houses, rock-wall climbing, and more. Fri.: 5:30-8:30pm; Sat.: 4:30-8:30pm; Sun.: 5:30-7:30pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$17. Call 962-5339. sbzoo.org

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Downtown S.B.: Corner of Santa Barbara and Cota sts., 8:30am-1pm

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Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, 10am-2pm

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Old Town S.B.: 500-600 blocks of State St., 4-7:30pm

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MONDAY 10/22

Mario T. Garcia

UCSB distinguished professor of Chicano studies and history Mario Garcia will be signing his new book, Father Luis Olivares: A Biography, the untold story of the L.A. sanctuary movement’s champion. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com

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10/21: Chamber Music Concert Violinist Kerenza Peacock and pianist Izumi Kashiwagi will present a program that will include Beethoven, Brahms, Saint Saëns, and Romance by Amy Beach. 2pm. The Ojai Art Ctr., 13 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $8-$10. Call 640-1158. ojaiartcenter.org/music

TUESDAY 10/23 KITTY LEAKEN

master storytelling with a wonderful and humorous program incorporating sign language, movement, song, puppetry, and audience participation. 3pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10-$15. Call 893-3535.

10/21: Rod Stewart Get ready to hear

10/21: 9th Annual Chowder Fest The area’s best chefs and restaurateurs will fight for bragging rights of the best chowder in town. Partake in area wines and brews, along with live music and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Legal Aid Foundation. 1-4pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy. $65.

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10/21: The Neal Taylor Nature Center 30th Anniversary Celebration Gala This night will offer food, entertainment, and an auction and will highlight the discoveries in your own backyard, at Cachuma Lake. This celebration will benefit the Neal Taylor Nature Ctr. 2-6pm. Carriage and Western Art Museum of S.B., 129 Castillo St. $75-$85. Call 729-2246. clnaturecenter.org

10/21: The Santa Barbara Jazz Society presents: Mads Tolling and Jacob Fischer Join Grammy Award–winning jazz violinist Mads Tolling and guitarist Jacob Fischer for an afternoon of music. 1-3:30pm. 1221 State St. $15-$25. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

10/23:

Joan Halifax in Conversation with Pico Iyer Join activist, author, caregiver, teacher, and Zen Buddhism priest Joan Halifax in an intimate conversation with Pico Iyer as she gives insight into her latest book, Standing at the Edge. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10-$35. Call 893-3535. Read more on p. 145.

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WEDNESDAY 10/24 10/24: Songwriters in the Round This evening of song will feature Glen Phillips, Sean Watkins, Aaron Embry, Garrison Starr, and Z Berg. This is a seated dinner show in the stage room. 7:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $18. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

10/24: Tales from the Tavern: Gretchen Peters Grammy-nominated Gretchen Peters will share her journey through song and story in an intimate setting. 7pm. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. $34.16. Ages 21+. Call 688-0383. talesfromthetavern.com

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10/20-10/21: Rancho San Julian Pumpkin Patch There are more than 15 varieties of gorgeous pumpkins and winter squash that were grown just for you to pick from at this authentic pumpkin patch! Open weekends through October 28. 11am-6pm. Rancho San Julian, 6000 San Julian Rd., Lompoc. Free. Email elizabeth@ ranchosanjulian.com. theranchtable.com/gatherings

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10/21: Heaven & Hell Halloween Dance the night away with the best ’90s-Y2K hits and enjoy a costume contest, fire dancers, a tarot card reader, face painting, drinking games, and go-go dancers. 8pm-1:30am. Eos Lounge, 500 Anacapa St. Ages 21+. Free-$5. Call 564-2410. tinyurl.com/Eos-Heaven-Hell

10/24: Arthur George: The Mythology of Halloween Join cultural historian and scholar of mythology Arthur George in an illustrated lecture exploring his book, The Mythology Underlying Halloween, and Myths About It. 6-7pm. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call 688-4214. sbplibrary.org

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After receiving their blessing from Los Tigres Del Norte, East L.A. badasses, Thee Commons, metamorphosed into new stage outfit Tropa Magica. Still consisting of the chunster Pacheco brothers and their signature psychedelic cumbia punk, Tropa Magica boasts a “troop” of new “magical” sounds. Co-sponsored by the Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (CLCRC) and KCSB. $5 FOR UCSB STUDENTS AND YOUTH UNDER 12; $15 FOR GENERAL ADMISSION. https://goo.gl/JjeD7G

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am standing on a riser next to a large screen in the middle of the Procore headquarters. I’m about to present my team project to a panel of architects, structural engineers, and construction managers, and my face won’t stop twitching. This slideshow represents the culmination of a year’s worth of work by my team and me. With dread, I realize I can only form one concrete thought: “How did I get myself into this situation?” But by the end, that dread was gone, and in its place was a feeling of accomplishment I’ll never forget. For two years now, I have been a part of the ACE Mentor Program, a national after-school program for high school students interested in the fields of architecture, construction, and engineering (ACE). The program matches students with ACE professionals, who show us where they work and what skills they need to accomplish their projects. Sage Shingle, a structural engineer, launched the Santa Barbara chapter two years ago. He invited my class from the Providence Engineering Academy to attend an informational meeting, and I could tell from his enthusiasm that it was going to be a great experience. I encouraged my friend and classmate Victor to join, and we met once a week in different offices of the mentors. We also made on-site visits to explore designbuild environments like MOXI. The best part of ACE is you get the opportunity to design an actual project. This past year, we created a proposal for a memorial park and pavilion honoring the victims of the Montecito debris flow. Even though each project is conceptual, we consider it from all angles, including how much it will cost. I learned a lot about different career options. By meeting in the offices of KBZ Architects, DD Ford, and Van Sande Structural Consultants, I’ve seen firsthand what a job in each of the fields might look like. Among others, Mat Gradias introduced me to

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the architectural world, and Katie Klein showed me how landscaping can completely transform a space. I am incredibly grateful to this group of professionals who volunteer their time to teach us. I hope to study mechanical engineering in college next year, if all goes according to plan. After my presentation at Procore, I was approached with the opportunity to go to an ACE summer camp, where I spent a week in Colorado taking classes at CU Denver to design and build furniture. It was a fantastic experience that confirmed I am headed in the right direction. I look forward to starting my third year of ACE this October. Hopefully, students reading this article will consider joining me there! n

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he County Courthouse’s Docent Council is now recruiting new members to its stalwart team of public tour guides, Information Booth staff, and Clock Room hosts. Training sessions begin in early January 2019 and go through February. Those interested should contact Mary Ann Froley at 448-1671 for an application and then attend a welcome coffee gathering on November 15 at 10:30 a.m. Kay Stevens, the Docent Council’s publicity chair, said the opportunity is perfect for those curious about our region’s history and architecture, as the courthouse—a National Historic Landmark—is rich with stories about Santa Barbara’s past. She said each guide inevitably finds a part of the hour-long tour they’re partial to; hers is Queen Elizabeth II’s 1983 visit. “There’s just so much to learn,” she said, “and it’s so fun to share our history with people from all over the world.” —Tyler Hayden

World Peace

ast year, Beatrice Fihn — a 36-year-old feminist Swede — accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for her work as director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). In her acceptance speech, she described nuclear arms as “a madman’s gun held permanently to our temple.” ICAN was recognized for drafting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, a landmark accord adopted by 122 non-nuclear countries at the United Nations. It remains open for signatures and will go into effect as soon as 50 countries have ratified it. So far, 19 nations have done so. On Sunday, October 21, Fihn will receive the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s leadership award at its 35th annual Evening for Peace. The Independent talked with her by email this week.

Why are most of us so passively accepting of a nuclear world? For too long, many of us were content to ignore the threat and assume somebody was in charge. But this has changed over the last two years. The cooler heads and reasonable voices we envisioned controlling our nuclear missiles turned into men shouting on Twitter about the size of their nuclear buttons. We can no longer ignore these objects of global destruction buried by the thousands beneath our feet.

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In your Nobel acceptance speech, you emphasized that “man—not woman—made nuclear weapons to control others.” What point were you making here? Nuclear weapons are instruments of inequality and tools of the oppressive patriarchy. Women have always been at the forefront of cleaning up the catastrophic messes created by the patriarchal structures of militarization. Our campaign is led by women, working alongside outstanding activists, doctors, lawyers, and scientists. We also follow in the footsteps of the women who banned chemical and biological weapons, landmines, and cluster munitions.

What do you make of Trump’s denuclearization negotiations with Kim Jong Un? Any negotiations to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula will only be successful if they are internationalized and built on existing treaty frameworks like the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. And there is a flawed assumption that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have our collective best interests in these negotiations. From pulling out of a successful deal with Iran to taunting the North Korean leader with “fire and fury,” Donald Trump has showed us time and time the dangers of placing our lives in the hands of a couple of fragile men. What are your thoughts on Assemblymember Monique Limón’s recent resolution that urges our federal leaders to join the treaty? We happily welcome Assembly Joint Resolution 33 and exhort more communities across the U.S. to follow suit. However, the problem with nuclear weapons in California is extensive, as California-based companies enable with finance, technology, and logistics the nuclear weapons industry, and public institutions like the University of California enable nuclear weapons development by managing the nation’s nuclear weapons laboratories, funded by California taxpayers. Citizens must continue to put pressure on local authorities to move away from a security policy based on nuclear weapons, which is merely based on luck and fear. —TH

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he world of fashion has often been described as a study ers,” she added, describing a new collection called LoveShackin function following frivolity, where seasons are defined Fancy, filled with ruffles and romantic prints, that will debut in by a strict calendar of designer rollouts rather than the March. For the mother-daughter team at Allora by Laura on Coast prevailing climate. That’s why three Santa Barbara retailers and one Indy journalist found themselves in Manhattan on Village Road, Fashion Week presents an opportunity to see some of their best-selling designers come to life in New York a blustery week in September celebrating the arrival of spring. Despite frigid tempera- City. “When I saw a woman casually walking down the street tures, New York Fashion Week in a Zero + Maria Cornejo jumpsuit, I thought to myself: That’s (NYFW) descended on the my customer, and she exists, and she’s bicoastal, too,” exclaimed city in full-bloom glory, with roughly 125,000 in attendance for owner Laura Dinning. She and her daughter T.J. Breidenstein the presentation of the Spring/Summer ’19 collections. Tradi- hit the streets of Manhattan to do double duty, splitting their tionally a two-part event, the first week is dedicated to dazzling time between runway shows and buying appointments. “We runway presentations for journalists and photographers, fol- definitely come here to be inspired, and then in turn, we want to inspire the Santa Barbara woman lowed by the mad rush known as Market to take pride in dressing up,” said T.J. Week, where buyers and retailers tear When asked on what occasion it would through the city, placing orders for their be appropriate to wear an elegant pair respective boutiques and websites. of trousers or a printed silk blouse, their “I can still vividly remember attendgo-to answer is simple: “To the grocery ing my first runway show back when store!” I was a student at Parsons,” marveled And with that, I set off on my fashion Rebecca McKinney, owner of Whistle journey, armed with a pair of sturdy Club in Montecito. “But now it’s all about Rachel Comey boots and a thick cashappointments and orders.” McKinney mere sweater to take in a weekend of, er, spent three days in the city squeezing in spring in New York City. upward of 20 collection appointments, which translated into a meticulously edited, tonal collection filled with an easy sophistication her clients have come to Friday know her for. “Living in New York for Drowsy and not a little disheveled by so many years, I make it a point to pop the journey, I dropped off my bags and Rachel Teixeira, Laura Dinning, and T.J. Breidenstein from Montecito boutique Allora by Laura in a structured piece here or there,” she headed straight to Tribeca, where NYFW take in the Sally LaPointe show. said, showing me pictures of a few items hub Spring Studios was hosting a series she was about to pick up from New York of panel discussions that ranged in topics designer darling Rachel Comey, as well as a strikingly under- from Activism in Fashion to Meet the Model Squad. The enstated collection from emerging designer Merlette. “There’s trance was a flurry of overzealous paparazzi snapping feverishly a careful balance between style and comfort with the Santa at the procession of outfits and personalities streaming through Barbara woman.” the doors. Inside, a bubbly assistant handed me a bedazzled Jenna Pound, buyer for Wendy Foster State Street, agreed. keepsake pin and ushered me into an airy space with panoramic “We have time-tested Santa Barbara staples that we’ll always views of the skyline. This morning’s topic highlighted creative carry,” she said. For her State Street boutique, that translates to financing and the ethics of fashion, with five industry leaders flowy Ulla Johnson dresses and pillowy 360Cashmere sweaters. tackling the subjects of gender equality and cultural appropria“New York is where we go to source new and emerging design- tion. The conversation spilled out into the lounge, where young

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bloggers in idiosyncratic outfits took turns solemnly discussing career hurdles and which shows they’d managed to snag invites to. It was a juxtaposition that I would come to recognize as par for the fashion-industry course.

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Dressed in a swingy pleated dress, I moved down subway steps and emerged at Chelsea Piers, a soaring entertainment complex towering over the Hudson River. The Custo Barcelona show was about to begin. Spanish designer Custo Dalmau’s spring collection didn’t disappoint, with flashes of brightly colored acetate minidresses as models strutted down the catwalk to the tunes of a techno-happy deejay. In a 10-minute burst of color and fringe, it was all over, and I rushed crosstown to St. Mark’s Church, where Yuna Yang was unveiling bare-shouldered, whisper-thin blouses paired with origami-pleated trousers and full skirts. Witnessing Yang’s beaming expression of pride and relief as she took a final bow brought tears to my eyes. This is what Fashion Week is all about.

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Thunderstorms descended on the city, which presented an annoying wardrobe challenge. I settled on an Ulla Johnson maxi dress paired with low-heeled boots and a tuxedo jacket and headed to Spring Studios. Then a peculiar thing happened: The photographers’ flash strobes suddenly pivoted in my direction, and for a few glowing seconds, I was awash in luminous light and shallow appeasement, both of which felt terrific on this cloudy day. I floated into the Claudia Li show, where embroidered details adorned a series of hand-drawn floral-print dresses. Next, I traveled downtown to the South Street Seaport for the much-anticipated U.S. opening of 10 Corso Como, a concept boutique founded by legendary fashion priestess Carla Sozzani in 1990s Milan. The gallery cum fashion emporium houses a glimmering café that was packed despite the torrential storm. And then I saw her. Bounding toward me like a mythical creature in a silk headband was Sozzani herself, looking me up and down carefully before offering an approving nod. At 71, she is a striking vision of style and confidence. I skipped the rest of the way back to my room, marveling over this fine spring day. n

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that every home had a garden. Families grew their own plants for food and medicine and tended animals for eggs and meat. Now, we have a prepackaged consumer society where food security is a major issue and fast food has become the norm. This disconnect from nature is vast and encompasses much more than the food we eat and has everything to do with the health of our planet. Are there many cures for common ailments sitting in our backyard? Yes, we just need to know where to look. Many of

the common “weeds” growing in the cracks of sidewalks and pulled from lawns are powerhouses of nutrients and phytochemicals that can help everything from bug bites to digestive complaints to cardiovascular disease. I recommend beginners start by seeking out your local herbalist and going on herb walks to learn to identify the many helpful plants that grow around you. What are some of the more powerful plants in the California landscape that we should be using more regularly? Two of my

favorite native California plants include elder and yarrow. The berries and flowers of the blue or black elder are used for colds and flus, fevers, coughs, and congestion. Elderberry syrup is delicious and can be used safely by the whole family. Elder to me is the “gateway” herb, as once families realize its remarkable benefits, they want to learn more about herbal medicine in general. Yarrow is another incredible herb that can be found growing all over California. I prefer the wild native to garden cultivars. It is a great first-aid plant used to heal wounds and prevent infection, as well as slow blood flows, whether it’s a cut finger or menstrual flow. Yarrow is another helpful ally for colds and flus and can aid in poor digestion.

grasp — then why do so many Americans want to be fastfood burgers, frozen dinners, and high-fructose sugar? There is another way, and on October 27, the Plant Food and Medicine Conference comes to Santa Barbara City College to remind us how to eat healthier and to reveal how a plantbased diet can even serve as medicine. Featuring six seminars, from essential oils to healing plants to cannabis 101, and two keynote speakers, the

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Melissa Costello, “How to Put ‘Easy & Delicious!’ into Plant-Based Meals” One of the event’s keynote speakers, Costello is a “transformational-eating coach,” author, and celebrity chef who regularly goes on television to share healthy but delicious plant-based recipes. See karmachow.com. How do you use your past to relate to your clients? I struggled for many years since childhood with yo-yo dieting and body-image issues. Because of my journey and getting to the other side of it through my own inner work and having support, I am able to empathize with my clients and support them in a very powerful way. I understand their struggles. I have been there. Tell me about yo-yo dieting. Yo-yo dieting keeps us stuck in

a vicious cycle with food because we feel deprived and restricted, which ultimately leads to a pendulum swing to the other side of going off the rails. There is no middle ground. Diets are short-term solutions. Statistically, over 90 percent of people who go on a diet gain the weight back, plus some. To me, this is evidence that dieting doesn’t work. Being able to eat to nourish your body while enjoying food is the most empowering place to be in. But it’s hard for a lot of people to get there, because we have so many emotional attachments to food and beliefs about food that keep us in a cycle. What’s your go-to snack or easy dinner right now? Go-to snack

is apple and almond butter. I eat very seasonally, so apples are in abundance right now, and I like to pair them with a nut butter for more satiety. I love to make a pot of soup for the week as my go-to dinner, paired with a delicious side salad.

event is being organized by Jacqueline Lopez, whose husband nearly died last year from cancer-related treatments. “We shifted our source of nourishment and healing to plants as much as we could,” said Lopez, and the results inspired her to converge speakers from around the state. Three of them give insight into their work and lectures below. See longer versions of these interviews at independent.com/plantconf.

Dale Figtree, “Empowered Diets for Miraculous Healing” After ridding her body of cancer 40 years ago by changing her diet, Figtree became an author and expert in the nutritional world. See dalefigtree.com. How have you used nutrition to heal yourself? Forty years ago,

I was diagnosed with a large cancerous lymphatic tumor in my chest cavity. After receiving the limit of conventional treatment that my body could handle, I was then told the tumor had shrunken but was not entirely gone — and there was nothing more that could be done. That was my wake-up call. I ended up working with a gifted nutritionist, who put me on a powerful food program geared to support the deepest levels of the body’s ability to cleanse, repair, and heal, which is exactly what happened. After three years, I had a CT scan and I was told there was no more trace of cancer left in my body.

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Canola oil, which is in many of Whole Foods’ prepared foods and also in many, many of Trader Joe’s products. It is touted as a “health-food oil” because it is a monounsaturated oil, but testing has shown that it causes breast cancer in lab animals. I first read about this in an article on the front page of the L.A. Times several years ago, but it seems the industry has somehow buried that one.

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wner Sophie Xu tells me that she has opened her first restaurant at 5599 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, formerly Worker Bee Café, Sage & Onion Café, and Deli Planet. Actually, Xu has opened two new businesses in the space: Uniboil, a hotpot restaurant, is inside the left door, and Phresh Teas Co., offering boba milk teas, yogurt, and smoothies, is behind the right door. Uniboil is a Taiwanese restaurant chain that started in China and specializes in spicy, hot-pot noodle soups. Uniboil has locations in Hong HOT TOPIC: Uniboil brings hot pots and milk teas to Old Town Goleta. Kong, Los Angeles, and San Diego and at UC Davis. There’s been a wave of new hot-pot spots coming be open Tuesday to Sunday beginning with dinner to Southern California, with one opening recently service, and look forward to serving lunch and in Isla Vista. They are very popular. Xu tells me Sunday brunch a couple weeks following. that she already has a base of regular customers “The menu will include some of our favorite dishes, such as garlic herb-roasted chicken, grilled that dine at Uniboil up to four times a week. At Uniboil, you choose one of six soup stocks pork belly sandwich, and Korean fried chicken,” and then pick a protein (Certified Angus Beef, said Olufson, who previously worked at SomerNew Zealand Natural-Fed Lamb, Kurobuta Pork set and Smithy’s with Herman. Both are alumni from Snake River Farms, and Universal Seafood). of Suzanne Goin’s establishments in Los Angeles. Prices range from $12.99 to $15.99. Also available They will also serve daily specials, like Sundayare a variety of non-hot-pot dishes called teppan- night pot roast and Wednesday’s chicken pot pie, yaki, which are instead served with rice on a plate. a wide range of desserts, and happy hour Tuesday Proteins for the teppanyaki plates include Black to Friday. Pepper Grilled Chicken, Szechuan Hot Sauce with Grilled Chicken, Japanese Teriyaki Chicken, PALACE LUNCH UPDATE: Readers tell me they have Korean Cheese Grilled Chicken, Diced Beef in tried visiting The Palace Grill at 8 East Cota Black Pepper Sauce, and much more. A selection Street for lunch and found it to be closed much of the time. I called the restaurant and was told of noodle dishes fills out the menu. What’s most popular? Xu tells me that the Uni- that lunch is now served Friday-Sunday only boil Szechuan Pepper Numb Pork Feet appetizer while dinner continues to be served nightly. Call is the best seller. Hours are 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 963-5000. Call 770-3875. BUELLTON UPDATE: Reader Don sent some news TYGER TYGER COMING TO THE FUNK ZONE: Last June, I from Buellton: “Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro wrote that L’s Kitchen at 121 East Yanonali Street closed two weeks ago. That’s a surprise. They tried had closed and that an unnamed restaurant hard to attract customers. Tequila Mexican Restauwas on the way to replace it. Reader Adam has rant has replaced El Sitio. It’s been a tough corner pulled back the curtains and revealed that Tyger to do business. Tequila has done a magnificent job Tyger will be the next tenant. “Located at 121 East creating outside seating though. Hope they do well.” Yanonali Street … Tyger Tyger features coastal Southeast Asian cuisine in a casual and convivial THANKSGIVING RESERVATIONS: Each year in early environment,” says the website tygertygersb.com. November, I post the South Coast’s most com“Street food inspired by food carts from southern prehensive list of restaurants serving a traditional Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam is made from turkey meal on Thanksgiving Day. I need to wait the year-round local bounty of fresh produce, sea- until early November to publish the information food, and other meats.” because many restaurants have not finalized their Turkey Day plans until then. That means that MUNDOS MAKEOVER: Mundos restaurant at 901 each year, I mention a few restaurants that are North Milpas Street, which opened August 2017, sold out and no longer taking reservations. Last has closed, and a new concept is in the works. year, the sold-out list included Bacara Angel Oak Mundos sold their business to chefs Lauren Her- (968-0100), Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort man and Christina Olufson. “We’ve been the new The Biltmore (969-2261), and Brothers Restaurant tenants as of 10/1 and are excited to be opening at Red Barn in Santa Ynez (688-4142). If you are our first restaurant as chef-owners!” said Olufson. planning to dine at these restaurants on Thursday, “Our neighborhood concept will be seasonal and November 22, you might consider making reserfarmers’-market driven, with counter service and vations now, assuming they are still planning to a casual, fun, Santa Barbara atmosphere. We will be open that day.


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hen the Santa Barbara Symphony launches its 65th season on Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21, at the Granada, it will be with a deeper sense of its unique tradition and with a stronger-than-ever commitment to serving the community. After last year’s challenges and a wonderfully redemptive free concert in January 2018 — the first event held in the Granada after the cancellations caused by the Thomas Fire and resulting mudslides — Executive Director Kevin Marvin and Music and Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti agreed that this would be a perfect time to focus on the organization’s Santa Barbara legacy. One way they plan to do so will take place on Friday night, October 19, at the Symphony Ball, when Nancy Chase, who performed in the orchestra’s bass section for 58 years beginning with the founding of the ensemble in 1953, will receive the symphony’s Legacy Award. I spoke with Chase by phone recently and was charmed by her easy recall and personality-filled descriptions of every Maestro Nir Kabaretti phase of the orchestra’s long history. As a student at UCSB in the early 1950s, this moments for Chase include innumerable tall young woman from Long Beach found musical highlights and the occasional thrillherself present at the creation of what would ing nonmusical episode, such as the New become her lifelong musical home. Born Year’s Eve concert at the Arlington when the out of the coming together of several pro- power went out and she and the other musifessors in the then-fledgling UCSB Music cians had to carry their instruments away Department, the symphony’s first concert from the theater in the dark. Not so easy for in 1953, Chase remembers, was “step one in the bass section! the fulfillment of these gentlemen’s dreams” Once again, the programming of the of a permanent resident orchestra for Santa orchestra’s season reflects the extraordinary Barbara. In the decades that followed, Chase care and powerful intellect of maestro Kabamoved with the symphony through a range retti. Opening weekend, George Gershwin’s of venues, including “the Lobero, the audi- immortal Rhapsody in Blue gets paired with torium at the Santa Barbara Junior High an intriguing but less well-known work, School, Sundays at the San Marcos High the gospel and folk-influenced American School theater, the Granada before it became Rhapsody of Ernst von Dohnányi. The fola multiplex, the Arlington, and finally the lowing month, the orchestra teams up with Granada after its renovation.” Memorable two other distinguished performing arts

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JOAN HALIFAX TALKS WITH PICO IYER Joan Halifax, author, Buddhist roshi, anthropologist, and caregiver, is a remarkable woman who has lived a multifaceted life of contemplation, activism, and service to others. Raised in a segregated town in Florida and educated in the Episcopal tradition, Halifax attended college in New Orleans, where she became involved in the burgeoning civil rights and anti–Vietnam War movements. Halifax founded and runs the Upaya Zen Center in New Mexico. Her latest book is Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet Meet. Halifax will join Pico Iyer for an intimate conversation on October 23. She spoke recently with the Santa Barbara Independent. What follows is an edited version of the conversation.

What makes a particular psychological experience an edge state? An edge state is a state of virtue, like altruism, that has two valences—one healthy and one unhealthy. For most of us, we experience healthy altruism from our parents, who devote themselves selflessly to our well-being so that we may survive. But if we’re not aware and present, altruism can turn pathological, leading to burnout, moral suffering, or cynicism.

In Standing at the Edge you wrote that “Buddhists do not separate wisdom from compassion.” Can you explain? Wisdom is the capacity to have insight into the nature of impermanence. Compassion is a response to the truth of suffering. One informs the other and helps us know what action might best serve the situation at hand. But when wisdom and compassion are present, we also know when doing nothing is the most compassionate action.

What is the concept of not-knowing? Westerneducated people tend to stand in their knowledge base, their ability to marshal facts to solve problems. Not-knowing is deeper. It’s an openness that is free from judgment and preconceptions. As most people have experienced, there’s a difference between a smart person and a wise person. — Brian Tanguay

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e’ll make you cry; he’ll make you laugh — he’s Puddles Pity Party, the singing sensation known as the “Sad Clown with the Golden Voice” who is set to play Sunday, October 21, at the Lobero Theatre. With his tragicomic baritone ballads, the white-faced wonder has touched the hearts of many with covers such as Lorde’s “Royals” and the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?” Puddles has entertained on shows such as AmerAmer ica’s Got Talent and YouTube’s Postmodern Jukebox with a compassionate kind of clownery, smilingly sorrowful. I recently emailed Puddles, asking his thoughts on his favorite songs, circuses, and universal moments of sadness and difficulty.

What makes you most sad? People not feeling free to express themselves creatively. I also get pretty bummed out at the end of the show. It’s hard to come down from so much camaraderie and love. Conversely, what, these days, makes you most happy? Animal adoption and the perfect cortado with almond milk.

Who are some of your favorite clowns — historically, musically, otherwise? Oh, boy. So many. Jimmy Slonina, Mooky Cornish, Martin Short, Deanna Fleysher, Carol Burnett, Jim Carrey, Charlie Chaplin, Sacha Baron Cohen, Peter Pitofsky, Pee-wee HerWhen did you first feel man, David Shiner, inspired to sing? My Emmett Kelly, Bill meemaw said I came into Irwin, Amy Sedaris, by Richie DeMaria this world screaming and John Gilkey, George Carl, Jef Johnson, Frank carrying on to the tune of “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” Ferrante, Dr. Brown, Christine Deaver, So I guess you could say I was born this way. Shakes and Binky …

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What sort of songs hit you the hardest? What kind of songs make you feel the most? I’m a simple guy with simple tastes. Songs of brokenhearted love usually get me right in the ticker. As far as feeling the most, that would be marching band. Something about a marching band just lifts me up, with its celebrational spirit and the energy of all the players as they parade on down the street. You remind in your art that we’re all in this together, in our moments of sadness and difficulty. Was there a moment in your creative career when that reminder struck you, when you felt it was your mission to communicate this? I think that it is more of a reality than a mission. I’m not big on giving advice or “shoulding.” It’s not my place to tell others what to do or how to feel. And there will be times in our lives when we are utterly alone or at our wits’ end. But it can be comforting to know that we’re not the only ones struggling. Even though we’re alone, we’re all alone together.

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Puddles Pity Party performs Sunday, October 21, 8 p.m., at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.). Call 963-0761 or see lobero.org.

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comic murder mystery featuring dissolute Broadway actors packed into a lavish country house for the Christmas holiday, Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot revels in complex plot lines, Shakespearean allusions, and some daffy mayhem. After a brief and startling opening sequence involving a play within the play, the action shifts to the Connecticut mansion of William Gillette (Brian Har- ELEMENTARY: Brian Harwell (left) and Sean Jackson in the well), an actor turned playwright opening scene of The Game’s Afoot. Madison Duree and Nancy with a Sherlock Holmes fixation. Nufer look on. There the cast plays out some of the familiar devices from Agatha Chris- umnist/theater critic in the “man who came tie–type mysteries, including a hilarious to dinner” mold. If there’s one big reason to séance, a secret room, and … murder! Har- see The Game’s Afoot Afoot, it is for Nufer’s overwell is excellent as the-top turn as Daria. She may not have the Presented by The Theatre Gillette, smoothly show’s most lines, but she makes the most of Group. At SBCC’s Garvin shifting from one the ones she has. Theatre, Fri., Oct. 12. role or alliance to While the mystery gets solved in Act Two Shows through Oct. 27. another yet with by Inspector Goring (Leslie Gangl Howe), just enough awkwardness to keep things it’s the young couple Simon Bright (Ben humorous. Sean Jackson gets some of the Offringa) and Aggie Wheeler (Madison evening’s biggest laughs as Gillette’s best Duree) who have the wildest moments. Is friend and fellow thespian Felix Geisel. that because they are heroes, or villains? At the heart of the wacky first act, there’s You’ll never get it out of me. —Charles Donelan Nancy Nufer as Daria Chase, a ruthless col-

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he plan tonight is simply to give you a hell of a good night— night we are going to leave here having smoked the Bowl,” said singer Keith Urban from the stage on a recent Monday evening. And so he did. The country-music superstar treated fans to two and a half hours of outstanding music, witty banter, and audience engagement of epic proportions. After Urban played “Coming Home” —a duet with Julia Michaels, who sang her part via video screen—from his latest record, Graffiti U U, a woman jumped onstage. Urban was good-natured, asking her name —Amy Sharp — and then saying, “Amy, what are you going to do?” “Oh my god, I’m touching you,” was her response, which elicited laughter from the audience. “Let’s get At the S.B. Bowl, you off Tinder,” Urban Mon., Oct. 8. replied as he readied her phone for a picture. “Talk among yourselves,” he told the crowd, adding, “Do penguins have knees? Discuss.” Clearly grateful for his fans, Urban was sincere and generous — he gave away a signed guitar to a young woman who knew every word to every song—making the 4,000-plus-seat Bowl feel like a more intimate venue. In addition to the delightful chatter, Urban and his stellar band played songs from the breadth of his catalog, including “Long Hot Summer,” “Parallel Line,” “Put You in a Song,” “You Gonna Fly,” and “Worry ’Bout Nothin’. ” Fans hollered in

delight when Urban performed the brilliant “Female,” Graffiti U U’s lead single and an ode to women. Other musical highlights were a cover of Sam Hunt’s “Cop Car” and an acoustic “Stupid Boy.” After his 23-song set, Urban returned for a three-tune encore. “Don’t want to go home?” Urban said, wrapping up the night with the gorgeous “Horses.” It was a fantastic evening for audience and performer alike: “We may never have played here before, but we’re playing here again,” Urban declared. —Michelle Drown

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(“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life”). When Faye and Wang stepped out in towering heels, their torsos arched back in deliciously absurdist fashion as they knocked out a dazzling hip-hop sequence, their message of adaptation instantly resonating. When moments of weightless clarity were represented through the company’s astute harness work but manipulated by an unconcealed Alister Mazzotti, you believed them just the same. Company Wang Ramirez’s strength lies in its keen ability to make the superhuman at once relatable and motivating, a daunting feat that inspired a standing ovation from a captivated audience. —Ninette Paloma

adness and artistry have long been firmly held tropes in the arts. Mark Rothko famously painted a black canvas before he committed suicide; Whitney Houston battled mental illness until her death. Studies have shown correlations between mental illness, genealogy, and creativity. That said, what can be done to quell the destructive consequences that can arise from unmanaged illness? Kay Redfield Jamison, author of An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, visited the Santa Barbara Central Library last week to address positive solutions. She writes about experiencing bipolar disorder in her book, detailing her wonderful bursts of Presented by UCSB imaginative projects Arts & Lectures and as well as the debilithe S.B. Public Library. tating depressions At the S.B. Central that punctuated Library, Thu., Oct. 11. these thrills. “The depressive brain is obsessive, ruminative, and highly self-critical,” Jamison said. Artists tend to be “writing and rewriting.” But many resist using medication, feeling it would alter their production. Jamison herself struggled with taking medication. “Threefourths of artists say they are productive or more productive before treatment,” she said. INDEPENDENT.COM

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hen Borderline premiered in France in 2013, the country was on the brink of legalizing same-sex marriage — a move that the minister of justice at the time, Christiane Taubira, hailed as “a reform of society … and civilization.” In the dance world, Company Wang Ramirez was leading a reformation of its own, defying categorization in an effort to distill movement down to a somatic form of activism. Hip-hop, aerial dance, and martial arts intersected in deliberations over societal themes of class and conformity, freedom, and repression. Presented by Five years later, BorUCSB Arts & d e r l i n e ’s re l e v a n c e Lectures. At The Granada Theatre, endures, and on SaturSat., Oct. 13. day night at The Granada Theater, audiences were treated to the genius of choreographers Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez for the Santa Barbara debut of their international sensation. Through the use of two imposing metal cubes, Wang and Ramirez — along with artists Louis Becker, Johanna Faye, and Saïdo Lehlouh — took turns configuring structural metaphors of isolationism and tribal behavior that echoed a certain F. Scott Fitzgerald novel

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The Psalms of King David: Poetry, Hymnody & a Guide for Daily Living

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What might seem like an exercise in minimalist cinema ends up being vastly deeper and more emotionally kaleidoscopic than the apparent sum of its parts. Our primary point of dramatic contact is an errant police officer (played with a sharp, understated power by Jakob Cedergren), demoted to manning the phone at Copenhagen emergency services (à la 9-1-1). Going rogue, he becomes embroiled in a troubling case of a divorced man gone wild, an abduction, and grisly matters at home — all conveyed in real time in the detached dimension of voices and sounds over the phone. Danish director Gustav Möller pulls off a minor miracle with this small, intense, and twist-filled film — exciting as a cerebral, filmic venture and touching as a fully knotty human story. (JW) Riviera Halloween (106 mins., R) In this 11th installment of the Halloween franchise, it’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) first came face-to-face with the murdering Michael Myers. She is about to have her final showdown when Myers escapes from a prison transport and returns to Strode’s hometown to finish what he started four decades ago. Camino Real/Metro 4

Hunter Killer (121 mins., R) Based on the novel Firing Point, this action thriller stars Gerard Butler as the commander of the USS Omaha, a submarine sent on a secret mission to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by his own minister of defense. Gary Oldman and Common also star. Camino Real (Opens Thu., Oct. 25)

Indivisible (119 mins., PG-13) When Army Chaplain Darren Turner (Justin Bruening) returns from war, he and his wife, Heather (Sarah Drew), turn to God to save their marriage in this film based on a true story. Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Oct. 25)

The Sisters Brothers (121 mins., R) Based on Patrick deWitt’s novel of the same name, this dark comedy stars John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix as hitmen brothers Eli and Charlie Sisters, who are sent to kill a chemist (Riz Ahmed) accused of stealing from their boss (Rutger Hauer). Jake Gyllenhaal and Carol Kane also star. Fiesta 5

and violence. Ultimately, events at the hotel serve as a microcosm of the social and political turmoil occurring during 1969, the year in which the film is set. While the story line is revealed slowly in the beginning, by the third act it is overburdened by its own complicated plot, causing it to drag on for too long. Despite falling flat at the end, however, the film is an entertaining thriller that will leave the audience squirming in their seats. (AT)

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First Man (141 mins., PG-13) Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) and actor Ryan Gosling team up again for this biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong’s historic mission to the moon. Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, and Kyle Chandler also star. Fairview/Metro 4 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (90 mins., PG) This is the second cinematic offering based on the children’s book series by R.L. Stine. This time, it’s Halloween night, and two boys find a manuscript in an abandoned house that once belonged to R.L. Stine (Jack Black). When they open it, mayhem and mischief ensue. Fairview/Fiesta 5

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tic melodrama A Star Is Born, famously remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason and again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Cooper plays famous countryrock musician Jackson Maine, whose drunken search for more alcohol leads him to a drag bar where he stumbles into Ally (Lady Gaga), an unknown singer whom Jackson then mentors. Soon, Ally and Jackson enter into a romantic relationship that is often overshadowed by Jackson’s alcoholism and prescription drug abuse. As Ally takes on her selfdoubt and fear of performing in front of Jackson’s sold-out crowds, she makes sacrifices in her own burgeoning career for love and authenticity. Cooper and Lady Gaga depict the rawness and erosion of their relationship so well that both actors are receiving Oscar buzz. (JR) Camino Real/The Hitchcock/

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DONS GIRL GOLFERS END CHARGERS’ DOMINANCE Santa Barbara High Drives Past Dos Pueblos’ 19-Year Title-Winning Streak

JOHN ZANT’S GAME OF THE WEEK 10/18: High School Girls’ Volleyball: Flintridge Sacred Heart at San Marcos It’s the Royals against the Tologs on Thursday in the opening round of the CIF Division 2 playoffs. Sacred Heart’s nickname, dating back to 1946, stands for “To Our Lady of Great Success.” Trying to stand in the way of their success will be a balanced San Marcos attack orchestrated by setters Ellie Gamberdella and Ashley Day. The Royals went 10-0 in winning the Channel League championship. The Tologs finished fourth in the strong Mission League, which includes Division 1 playoff teams. The winning team will travel to play Sea View champion San Clemente, which has a first-round bye, on Saturday night. 6pm. Maury Halleck Gym, San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave. $3-$5. Call 967-4581.

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Southern Section Hall of Fame honors coaches and administrators who have distinguished themselves in the highly competitive athletic programs of more than 500 high schools. Five coaches from the greater Santa Barbara area have been inducted: Clarence Schutte (SBHS football and basketball), Sam Cathcart (SBHS football), John Stoney (San Marcos football and golf), Maury Halleck (San Marcos basketball), and Lou Panizzon (Carpinteria football and baseball). This week, JoAnn Reck of Santa Ynez High joins their SURF AND TURF: Santa Barbara High sophomore Melia Haller competes in surf contests and ranks. She retired in 2007 after golf matches. She helped the Dons dethrone coaching the Pirates girls’ baslongtime champion Dos Pueblos in Channel ketball team for 30 years, during League golf this season. which they won 19 league titles, made 23 consecutive playoff appearances, and won three CIF championships. Their win-loss record was 579-177. JoAnn Stephenson grew up in a sports-loving Anaheim family: Her father was a baseball scout, and her older brother Jerry Stephenson pitched for the Boston Red Sox in the 1967 World Series. But when she played basketball at UCSB, where she enrolled in 1968, the women’s team received scant support and attention. JoAnn, who taught English (as does her husband, Jeff Reck), was determined to bring respect to girls’ basketball in Santa Ynez when she began coaching in 1976. It helped that the CIF was just starting to initiate full-fledged competition for girls. Over the years, her Pirates became the pride of the community. Former UCSB stars Erin Alexander and Kristi Rohr were among many of Reck’s players who went on to college careers. Reck was a pioneer as a coach, and it’s led her to be a pioneer in the CIF Hall of Fame. Through last year, its roster comprised 163 men and just 16 women.

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t was expected to be a showdown at La Cumbre Country Club last Thursday when Santa Barbara High’s girls’ golf teed off against Dos Pueblos in the concluding match of the Channel League golf schedule. But the Dons had already clinched the team championship, ending an extraordinary run of success by Dos Pueblos. The Chargers had won or shared the title for 19 consecutive years. “Most of the girls are going to their home schools,” Chargers coach Dan Choi observed.“For years, the best golfers kept coming to Dos Pueblos. It’s better for parity now.” The Dons, who had edged DP by two strokes at Glen Annie Golf Club last month, completed a 10-0 sweep through the league by outscoring the Chargers, 254-261. DP senior Gabby Minier was the best individual golfer. She was at even par through eight holes before a double bogey on the closing hole left her at 38, still eight strokes better than the next low scorer, Santa Barbara’s Melia Haller with a 46. Minier, whose father is a teaching by JOHN pro at Glen Annie, said her strength ZANT is in the short game. “I don’t hit that far, but I can chip it pretty close to the hole,” she said. She intends to keep playing after high school and had a visit to Colorado State coming up. “Gabby’s been fantastic,” Choi said.“She’s super consistent. She has been the medalist in every match.” Santa Barbara was led by a pair of sophomores, Haller and Lizzie Goss, who shot a 48. Golf is not their only sport. Goss plays soccer for the Dons, and Haller is a surfer. Both have come to appreciate the challenge of the links. “Golf is bipolar,” Goss said. “It’s very humbling. It looks so easy.” Haller said, “When I’m surfing with my friends, I never have a bad day. Golf can make me frustrated sometimes.” Haller started surfing at age 9, two years before she took up golf. “We live on the Mesa, and my dad took me out at Leadbetter Beach, and I loved it,” she said. She competed last year in a Scholastic Surf Series event in Ventura — with surfers from Morro Bay to Santa Monica — and took first in the longboard division. She spends more time on the golf course nowadays, Haller said. DP’s Minier has taken notice. “Melia’s improved a lot,” she said. “She’s trying really hard.” Santa Barbara will be a force in the league for some time to come. Malta Olhiser is the only senior on the team. “We have three sophomores and three juniors,” Dons coach Ryan Throop said. “They get along well. They enjoy practicing, and they enjoy competing.”

GOODBYE, MR. THORESON: Dave Thoreson, fondly remem-

bered as a physical education teacher at La Colina Junior High, died last week in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was 77. A native of North Dakota, Thoreson was a track-and-field athlete at Westmont College in 1962-63. He continued to train for the decathlon at UCSB with a group including Bill Toomey, the 1968 Olympic champion. Thoreson was known for his energy and his antics. He invented the 30-minute decathlon, a brisk alternative to the traditional two-day competition, and he was the first to claim a world record. With the same mind-set, he made fitness fun for the La Colina kids. Longtime friend John Warkentin, a fellow decathlete, said whenever he accompanied Thoreson around town, adults who had once been among his students invariably addressed him as “Mr. Thoreson.” n

David Leon, Dos Pueblos football

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES

CANCER

(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Humraaz is a word in the Urdu lan-

(June 21-July 22): You Crabs tend to be the stockpilers and

guage. Its literal meaning is “secret sharer.” It refers to a confidant, a person in whom you have full trust and to whom you can confess your core feelings. Is there such a character in your life? If so, seek him or her out for assistance in probing into the educational mysteries you have waded into. If there is no such helper you can call on, I advise you to do whatever’s necessary to attract him or her into your sphere. A collaborative quest may be the key to activating sleeping reserves of your soul wisdom.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Taurus author Roberto Bolaño sug-

gests that the world contains more beauty than many people realize. The full scope and intensity of this nourishing beauty “is only visible to those who love.” When he speaks of “those who love,” I suspect he means deepfeeling devotees of kindness and compassion, hardworking servants of the greater good, and free-thinking practitioners of the Golden Rule. In any case, Taurus, I believe you’re in a phase when you have the potential to see far more of the world’s beauty. For best results, supercharge your capacity to give and receive love.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Once upon a time, you were walking

along a sidewalk when a fairy floated by and whispered, “I’m willing to grant you three wishy-washy wishes for free. You don’t have to do any favors for me in return. But I will grant you three wonderfully wise wishes if you perform three tasks for me.” You asked the fairy, “What would those three tasks be?” She replied, “The second task is that you must hoodwink the devil into allowing you to shave his hairy legs. The third task is that you must bamboozle God into allowing you to shave his bushy beard.” You laughed and said, “What’s the first task?” The fairy touched you on the nose with her tiny wand and said, “You must believe that the best way to achieve the impossible is to attempt the absurd.”

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up each morning and not know what I think, that I may reinvent myself in some way.” —actor and writer Stephen Fry (4) “I wanted space to watch things grow.” —singer Florence Welch

hoarders of the zodiac. The world’s largest collections of antique doorknobs and Chinese restaurant menus and beer cans from the 1960s belong to Cancerian accumula- LIBRA tors. But in alignment with possibilities hinted at by cur(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “There are works which wait, and rent astrological omens, I recommend that you redirect which one does not understand for a long time,” wrote this inclination so it serves you better. How? One way Libran author Oscar Wilde.“The reason is that they bring would be to gather supplies of precious stuff that’s really answers to questions which have not useful to you. Another way would be yet been raised; for the question often to assemble a batch of blessings to HOMEWORK: Forget all you arrives a long time after the answer.” bestow on people and animals who know about gratitude. Act as if it’s a That’s the weird news, Libra. You provide you with support. new emotion you’re tuning into for the have been waiting and waiting to first time. Then let it rip. understand a project that you set in LEO motion many moons ago. It has been (July 23-Aug. 22): Chinese mythology frustrating to give so much energy to tells us there used to be 10 suns, all born from the mother a goal that has sometimes confused you. But here’s the goddess Xi He. Every 24 hours, she bathed her brood in good news: Soon you will finally formulate the question the lake and placed them in a giant mulberry tree. From your project has been the answer to. And so at last you there, one sun glided out into the sky to begin the day, will understand it. You’ll feel vindicated, illuminated, while the other nine remained behind. It was a good and resolved. arrangement. The week had 10 days back then, and each sun got its turn to shine. But the siblings eventually grew SCORPIO restless with the staid rhythm. On one fateful morning, (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Many seekers who read horoscope colwith a playful flourish, they all soared into the heavens at umns want common-sense advice about love, career, once. It was fun for them, but the earth grew so hot that money, and power. So I hope I don’t disappoint you by nothing would grow. To the rescue came the archer Hou predicting that you will soon have a mystical experiYi. With his flawless aim, he used his arrows to shoot ence or spiritual epiphany. Let me add, however, that down nine of the suns, leaving one to provide just the this delightful surprise won’t merely be an entertaining right amount of light and warmth. The old tales don’t tell diversion with no useful application. In fact, I suspect it us, but I speculate that Hou Yi was a Leo. will have the potential of inspiring good ideas about love, career, money, or power. If I had to give the next chapter VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You now have maximum command of your life story a title, it might be “A Thousand Dollars’ Worth of Practical Magic.” of a capacity that’s a great strength but also a potential liability: your piercing brainpower. To help ensure that SAGITTARIUS you wield this asset in ways that empower you and don’t (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In 1962, when she was 31 years old, Sagitsabotage you, here’s advice from four wise Virgos. (1) tarian actress Rita Moreno won an Academy Award for “Thought can organize the world so well that you are her role in the film West Side Story. In 2018, she attended no longer able to see it.”— psychotherapist Anthony the Oscars again, sporting the same dress she’d worn for de Mello (2) “Keep some room in your heart for the the ceremony 56 years before. I think the coming weeks unimaginable.” —poet Mary Oliver (3) “I like to wake will be a great time for you, too, to reprise a splashy event

or two from the past.You’ll generate soul power by reconnecting with your roots. You’ll tonify and harmonize your mental health by establishing a symbolic link with your earlier self.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The Committee to Reward Unsung

Good Deeds hereby acknowledges your meritorious service in the trenches of the daily routine. We praise your tireless efforts to make life less chaotic and more coherent for everyone around you. We’re grateful for the patience and poise you demonstrate as you babysit adults who act like children. And we are gratified by your capacity to keep long-term projects on track in the face of trivial diversions and petty complaints. I know it’s a lot to ask, but could you please intensify your vigilance in the next three weeks? We need your steadiness more than ever.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You need a special pep talk that’s best

provided by Aquarian poet Audre Lorde. Please meditate on these four quotes by her. (1) “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” (2) “We have been raised to fear the yes within ourselves, our deepest cravings.” (3)“You cannot use someone else’s fire.You can only use your own. To do that, you must first be willing to believe you have it.” (4) “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” (5)“The learning process is something you can literally incite, like a riot.”

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Warning: My horoscopes may inter-

fere with your ability to rationalize your delusions, they could extinguish your enthusiasm for clichés, they might cause you to stop repressing urges that you really should express, and they may influence you to cultivate the state of awareness known as “playful wisdom.” Do you really want to risk being exposed to such lavish amounts of inner freedom? If not, you should stop reading now. But if you’re as ripe for emancipating adventures as I think you are, then get started on shedding any attitudes and influences that might dampen your urge to romp, cavort, carouse.

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STUDENT HEALTH Acts as an advice nurse triaging students in order to make appropriate appointments and referrals, provides advice for minor illnesses and injuries and patient education. Works in immunization/travel clinic. Provides contraceptive counseling. Reqs: Must be currently licensed with the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Must have 3 years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree. Experience with college age patients or in an educational environment. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Student Health requires that clinical staff must successfully complete and pass the background check and credentialing process before the start date. Licensing and credentialing must be current and complete at all times during employment in order to practice and function in this clinical role. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Licensed by the State Board of Registered Nursing. All HIPAA/FERPA regulations enforced; any violation may results in disciplinary action. This is a 10 or 11 month per year position; 8 or 4 weeks of furlough taken during quarter breaks and summer months. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Scheduling will be reviewed annually and set for the upcoming academic year. May be required to work Thursday evening shifts. $33.55‑$43.62/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and

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The Santa Barbara Independent, the county’s largestcirculation newspaper, and its daily online counterpart - independent.com, has a rare opportunity in our Sales Department. This full-time, in-house sales assistant position would join an active sales team in lead generation, digital advertisement fulfillment, and much more. This position requires an effective communicator, independent, self-motivated, organized professional with a strong work ethic. Required skills include: excellent organizational and timemanagement skills, verbal and written communication skills; the ability to work within a team environment, provide excellent customer service to both employees and the public; as well as to be a strong ambassador of The Independent in our community. Willing to train the right candidate. With a 31-year history of serving Santa Barbara, our awardwinning products are an integral part of our community and are well-respected on a national level. Please send resume along with cover letter in MS Word format or pdf to: hr@independent.com. Please no phone calls. EOE F/M/D/V

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EMPLOYMENT 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 online by 10/28/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180556

ASSOCIATE DIR. OF DEVELOPMENT, FOUNDATION RELATIONS

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Will be involved in the campus aligned donor identification, cultivation and solicitation of foundations and associated individuals of those foundations. Collaborates with all fundraising staff to develop and manage targeted engagement projects with emphasis on fundraising. Director coordinates annual processes in collaboration with the campus Office of Research and may also craft effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans and associated materials for foundation prospects, sometimes involving other colleagues, as well as faculty, and other senior campus leaders. Director may work directly with academic leaders, as appropriate, to advance fundraising objectives. As a member of the team for Foundation Relations, the Director will be a campus resource, and will assist and participate in the coordination of strategy meetings for foundation prospects, as well as assist in building strategies and development plans around key campaign and campus priorities. The Director will be involved in proposal development, as well as collaborating with fundraising colleagues on this front. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated skill at researching and understanding foundations’ objectives and procedures, and proactively developing strategic next steps within the campus and with the foundation prospects. Demonstrated strengths in interpreting faculty research and program descriptions and assessing potential matches with foundations. Demonstrated ability to draft accurate and compelling proposals and letters of inquiry. Motivation to follow‑ through and build long‑term relationships based on identified small leads or connections. Proven ability to collaboration with other departments and offices. Proven ability to work within a highly nuanced, political and competitive campus environment. Demonstrated skill at building relationships and working with donors toward significant philanthropic outcomes. Broad knowledge of the principles and best practices of university fundraising and stewardship. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, under deadlines, without close supervision; self‑direction in the initiation, coordination and completion of tasks, acute attention to detail is essential. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. This is an annually renewable contract position. Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently. Ability to work some weekends and evenings. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 10/21/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180551

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY Reporting directly to the Director of EH&S, is responsible to oversee and ensure the daily administrative operations run smoothly for the Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S). Provides analytical, administrative, and organizational support to the department and the Director on a wide range of administrative matters. Provides administrative support for budgetary and fiscal reporting as well as coordination and analytical support for special projects. Interacts with a wide variety of campus departments, the UC Office of the President, governmental and commercial entities. Applies skills in the areas of tact, diplomacy, political acumen, conflict resolution and communications. Exercises and uses knowledge of computers, software, and software implementation to large groups of people. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years administrative experience. Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated customer service skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated experience with computer systems, database management, and reporting. Team player, with the ability to also be effective independently. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. $23.47‑$31.44/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 10/24/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180560

HEALTH EDUCATION GENERALIST

HEALTH AND WELLNESS As a generalist educator, maintains professional knowledge in six content areas of the health &Wellness Programs (Sex & Relationships, Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD), Healthy Eating and Living, Well‑Being, Sleep, & Stress Reduction) in order to deliver Health & Wellness education and assist with intern advising; 2) As Academic and Community Wellness Coordinator, develops and implements strategies to integrate health promotion throughout campus and Isla Vista. Reqs: BA degree or higher in Health Science, Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Policy, Sociology, Psychology, or related field with relevant work experience. Minimum of one year experience working in health promotion & wellness, or closely related field. Knowledge of the health promotion field including behavior change and population based theories. Demonstrated knowledge in the design and implementation of a broad range of health promotion strategies including. Environmental, organizational, and educational programs. Openness and flexibility in knowledge for growth of expertise, learning, and effectiveness of programs. Ability to conceptualize and apply health promotion practices in a higher education setting, and develop programs based on needs assessment. Demonstrated skill in compiling and synthesizing information from literature and data base searches to inform design and successful implementation of effective programs.

Demonstrated skill in teaching workshops, facilitation of group learning and group discussions. Notes: This is a contract position working 18 months from date of hire, continued employment dependent on additional funding. Fingerprint background check required. UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. Mandated reporter for requirements of child and adult dependent abuse. $23.95‑$26.34/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 10/24/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20180559

HUMAN RESOURCES AND PAYROLL ANALYST

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Provides professional support to the Assistant Director for Human Resources and External Communication in administrative, financial and personnel functions. Primary payroll administrator for career and student staff of Associated Students, including: reviews employee timesheets, compiles work‑study payrolls, reconciles Associated Students payroll reports, and provides payroll documentation for yearly audit. Compiles internal payroll reports, calculates payroll account balances and payroll projections for all units of Associated Students. Oversees key areas of Human Resource management including Associated Student’s employee orientation, benefits. Oversees the key and security system. Reqs: Excellent communication skills both oral and in writing. Knowledge of Human Resources and payroll. Ability to pay exceptional attention to detail. Advanced knowledge of Excel Knowledge of UCSB policy preferred. Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality. Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Strong organizational skills and ability to multi‑task within demanding timeframes. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $23.47‑$25.47/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply by 10/22/18. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180554

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Student Health Works in a collaborative and collegial relationship with physicians, Nurse Practitioners and other clinical staff at UCSB Student Health. Responsibilities include evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries, providing brief mental health interventions, prescribing medications under the legal scope of practice and arranging follow up care. Procedures such as laceration repair, extremity splinting, incision and drainage of abscesses, wound care and management of IV fluids will be performed depending on training, experience and privileging by UCSB Student Health administration. Reqs: Must have at least 2 years of experience as a Physician Assistant in urgent or primary care. Must have current California Physician Assistant license. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Student

Health requires that clinical staff must successfully complete and pass the background check and credentialing process before the employment start date. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. All Physician Assistants must have a current CA Physician Assistant license at all times during employment in order to practice and function in their clinical role. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is a 10 or 11 month per year position at 100% time with 4 or 8 weeks furlough taken during quarter breaks and summer months. Hours vary during quarter breaks. Works hours as assigned, which may include evening hours. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. $42.80‑$53.19/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply online by 10/25/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180557

SCHOLARSHIP & DONOR RELATIONS MANAGER

OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID Manage awarding of all major undergraduate scholarship programs totaling over $20 million in funds disbursed annually including prestigious and special awards such as Regents Scholarship, Athletics Scholarship, and Chancellor’s Scholarship. Develops and maintains significant awarding projections, reports, tracking systems, etc. Manages campus undergraduate scholarship awarding including development of policy. Campus contact for all undergraduate scholarship awarding. Develops and fosters collaboration and communication across campus with key stakeholders. Charged with management of development relations and has focused designated contact with development team on generating new opportunities and stewardship of funds as well as providing pertinent information for donor relations and reporting. Department scholarship delegate at scholarship board meetings, award ceremonies/lunches, donor meetings, etc. Creates and conducts workshops/ presentations to various campus organizations on scholarships. Creates and conducts workshops with departments on how scholarships interact with other types of financial aid and the Undergraduate Resource Reporting process. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Expertise in financial aid, scholarship or development work. Strong communication skills and experience working with diverse stakeholders. Experience in accounting and strong analytical and organizational skills. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Limited vacation in the summer. Mandated reporter for requirements of child abuse. $50,000‑$61,250/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. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180513

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GROUNDSKEEPER

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Performs operational level groundskeeping duties as assigned. Cultivates planted areas; plants, fertilizes and maintains shrubs, small trees, lawns and other ground covers; may operate irrigation systems manually and by automatic controls. Uses a variety of hand and powered tools and equipment, including lawn mowers, edgers, line trimmers, hedge trimmers, blowers, and vacuums. Cleans grounds and walks of litter; empties trash receptacles; maintains and makes minor repairs to tools, irrigation and drainage systems. Reqs: Minimum three years’ experience in institutional or commercial landscape maintenance and installation. Demonstrable knowledge of plant care, safe equipment use, landscape irrigation principles, horticultural pest control experience, a strong work ethic, and ability to be a team player. Ability to communicate effectively in English. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. Required to wear an University‑furnished uniform at all times during working hours. $16.82‑$19.72/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply online by 10/18/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180544

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ADMINISTER OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ARISTEA G. PADILLA NO: 18PR00284 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ARISTEA G. PADILLA A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: JUANA PADILLA in the Superior Court of California, county of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): COURTNEY DESOTO, or another Private Professional Fiduciary be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 10/25/2018 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Cristi Michelon Vasquez, 132 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 882‑2226. Published Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. AMENDED NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JAMES CLAUDE HILL NO: 18PR00448 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of JAMES CLAUDE HILL AMENDED A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: ERIC BERG in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ERIC BERG be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 11/01/2018 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa

Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special form is available from the court clerk. Dated Aug 15, 2017. Attorney for Petitioner: James F. Cote P.O. Box 20146 Santa Barbara, CA 93120‑1204; (805) 966‑1204. Published Oct 11, 18, 25 2018. NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL REAL PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE: ESTATE OF: GUILLERMA CORNEJO, DECEDENT: CASE NO. 17PR00220 Notice is hearby given that, subject to confirmation by this Court, on November 1, 2018 at 9:00 am, or thereafter within the time allowed by law, the undersigned, as Personal Reresentative of within estate, will sell at private sale to the highest and best net bidder, on the terms and conditions mentioned below, all right, title and interest of the Decedent at the time of death and all right, title and interest that the estate has acquired in addition to that of the Decendent at the time of death, in the reat property located in Santa Barbara County, State of California. The property is commonly referred to as 133 Wilson Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, and legally described as follows: APN#017‑093‑002 That portion of Block 295 in the City of Santa Barbara, County of Santa Barbara, State of California, according to the official map thereof, described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the southwesterly line of a Public Street known as Wilson Avenue, described in the deed from Joseph McManus et al, to the City of Santa Barbara, dated October 18, 1022 and recorded in Book198, Page 491 of Deeds, records of said country, with the southeasterly line of Yanonali Street, thence southeasterly along said line of Wildon Avenue, 56.18 feet to a point; thence at right angles northwesterly 56.18 feet to the southeasterly line of Yanonali Street; thence at right angled northeasterly along said last mentioned line, 100 feet to the point of beginning. The sale is sublect to current taxes, covenants, conditions, restrictions, reservations, rights of way and easements of record, with any encumbrances of record to be assumed by the purchaser. The property is to be sold on an “as is” basis, except for title. Bids or offers are invited for this property. They must be in writing and will be received at the Law Office of Cristi Michelon Vasquez, attorney for the Personal Representative, at 132 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, or they may be filed with the Clerk of this Court or delivered to Cristi Michelon Vasquez, personally at any time after the first publication of this notice and before the sale. A HEARING on this matter will be held as follows: November 1, 2018; Time: 9:00 am Dept: 5 The terms of sale are: Cash. The undersigned reserves the right to reject any binds. Dated: October 3, 2018. Published Oct 11, 18, 25 2018. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LOIS JOVANOVIC, AKA LOIS JOVANOVIC PETERSON NO: 18PR00462 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of LOIS JOVANOVIC, AKA LOIS JOVANOVIC A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: KEVIN JOVANOVIC and LARISA TAYLOR in the Superior Court of

California, County of SANTA BARBARA THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that KEVIN JOVANOVIC and LARISA TAYLOR be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 11/01/2018 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner (name) STEVEN A. JUNG, ESQ. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, 1021 State Street, 2nd Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 963‑7000 Published Oct 11, 18, 25 2018.

FBN ABANDONMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: CAFE EQUILIBRIUM at 6549 Pardall Rd. Ste B Isla Vista, CA 93117; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 12/30/2016 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2016‑0003530. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Yonatan Berhane 621 Forest Park Blvd Oxnard, CA 93036; Sara Fesshazion (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 20, 2018. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy, Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: GOODLAND KITCHEN at 231 S. Magnolia Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 05/10/2016 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2016‑0001394. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Michael Andrew Crookston 434 Donze Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 19, 2018. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy, Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ADVENTURE DOG WALKING, SANTA BARBARA PET SITTERS at 1491 Camino Rio Verde Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Sunny Key 1080 Cedar Lane Cloverdale, CA 95425; Tracy Lynn Mongold 1491 Camino Rio Verde Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2018‑0002608. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: UNDERDOG SCENT WORK at 601 E Micheltorena St Unit 69 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Noah Gaines (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002556. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SEA STAR ORCHARD, SEA STAR RANCH at 4625 Via Huerto Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Antonio Diloreto (same address) Kim Diloreto (same address)This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Sandra E Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002543. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SPEEDY MART at 826 North Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Z N Corporation 2005 Gates Avenue Unit A Redondo Beach, CA 90278 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002563. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DMR TECHNOLOGY at 915 E. Yanonali Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Mark R. Wiestock (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2018‑0002575. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RACHEL WILLIAMS INTERIORS at 240 Sanderling Lane Goleta, CA 93117; Rachel Marie Williams (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Sandra E Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002560. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ENT ASSOCIATES OF SANTA BARBARA at 5333 Hollister Avenue, Suite 155 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; John D. McCaffery, M.D., Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: John D. McCaffery, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 10, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0002493. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: M.A. CONSTRUCTION, MILLAR & ASSOCIATES CONSTRUCTION, MILLAR CONSTRUCTION at 1460 Crestline Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Millar & Associates Design & Construction (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 21, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0002586. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RIVIERA PLUMBING at 1112 N. F St Lompoc, CA 93436; Cuyler Kittle (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Cuyler Kittle Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 06, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002468. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VINES AND VISION SANTA BARBARA at 3905 State St. #7‑213 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; MacDuff Everton 2611 Samarkand Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Matthew Kettmann 318 Loreto Pl Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an Joint Venture Signed: Matthew Kettmann Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 21, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002588. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VB JEWELRY at 1130 Punta Gorda St. #29 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Vanessa Barreiro Berga (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Sandra E Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002542. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHERMAN PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY at 1313 Olive St. #12 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Heather Sherman (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Heather Sherman Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 12, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002508. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TURQUOISE SUCCULENTS at 953 West Carrillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ashley Rifkin (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ashley Rifkin Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002568. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEAR STAR SYNDICATE at 739 Juanita Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Robert Guilfoyle (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Robert Guilfoyle Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002551. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HEARING SERVICES OF SANTA BARBARA at 5333 Hollister Avenue, Suite 165 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Hearing Services of California, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: John D. McCaffery, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 10, 2018. This statement awas filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0002496. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MOSE FINE CARPENTRY at 1608 Villa Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jon Moseley (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Sandra E Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002533. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROI’S LIST at 3905 State Street #7‑239 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Appgyn, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Nancy Patterson Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002562. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STEWART TECHNOLOGY LLC at 1567 Seacoast Carpinteria, CA 93013; Stewart WM Holdings LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Nancy Patterson Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002609. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DELIVERY SB at 1114 State Street Suite #20 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Delivery SB (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 25, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Sandra E Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002630. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LONGSHORE at 2729 Puesta Del Sol Santa Barbara, CA 93105; MR Longshore LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 13, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002515. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: G.A.S. ; GOLDEN ACCOUNTING SERVICES at 6190 Craigmont Dr Goleta, CA 93117; Wenjing Wan (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2018‑0002537. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OPEX SANTA BARBARA at 1933 Cliff Dr 27B Santa Barbara, CA 93109; E3 Fitness, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: David Downey, Manager Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2018‑0002526. Published: Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HAPPY HEADS at 408 Ellwood Beach Dr #2 Goleta, CA 93117; Sara Gibson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 02, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002697. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: GOODLAND APOTHECARY at 130 Los Alamos Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Marina Mark (same address) Megan Schmidt (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Megan Schmidt Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0002717. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WEGOWISE, INC. at 50 Castilian Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Appfolio Utility Management, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002683. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA PICINIC CO. at 1642 Calle Canon Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Nicole M. Leza (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Nicole Leza Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002577. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KITTLE MAINTENANCE at 7730 Evergreen Dr. Goleta, CA 93117; Jordan Kittle (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 25, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002633. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: THE RIGHT BRUSH PAINTING at 7660 Cathedral Oaks Road #10 Goleta, CA 93117; The Right Brush, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 27, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002657. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HIVE & BODY, HIVE AND BODY at 500C David Love Place Goleta, CA 93117; Elias Ray Cole 1233 Camino San Carlos Buellton, CA 93427 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 27, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002656. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DOUGLAS LAMBERT INSURANCE SERVICES at 1825 State Street, 3rd Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Douglas Maritime Insurance Brokers Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002650. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LAFAYETTE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, MEMORY GARDEN, MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY, UTTER MCKINLEY SAN FERNANDO MISSION MORTUARY at 1525 State St., Suite 203 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The Lafayette Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 26, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0002643. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: THE CARRILLO PROFESSIONAL BUILDING at 1371 Holiday Hill Road Goleta, CA 93101; Terrance L. McGowan (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002641. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CYCLING UP AND AWAY at 30 West Valerio Street #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Erin M Tague (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Tara Jaysinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0002569. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: HARBORSIDE BIKES at 223 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Harborside Inns of Santa Barbara Inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Jeanette Webber, Vice President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 21, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002589. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: THE WILD POSY at 715 San Fernando Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Jaime Kostechko (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 25, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002626. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUBLIME GARDENS at 331 N Alisos St Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Carlos Roque Cuellar (same address) Cesar Joaquin Trujillo (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Carlos Roque Cuellar Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 25, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0002628. Published: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLUB WEST, CLUB WEST TRACK AND FIELD, CLUB WEST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, CLUB WEST YOUTH TRACK, CLUB WEST MASTERS TRACK AND FIELD, CLUB WEST YOUTH TRACK & FIELD at 403 C Northgate Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Club West, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 28, 2018. This 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: 2018‑0002668. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DE LA VINA DESIGNS at 1819 De La Vina St. Apt. B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tessa Montini (same address) Hayley Odell 2403 De La Vina St. Apt 2 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 02, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002696. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHILD DEVELOPMENT NETWORK OF SANTA BARBARA at 123 W. Padre St. Suite F Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Child Development Network Of Santa Barbara (same Address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Machel Symons Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002518. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TWOCAN RETREATS at 70 Crestview Ln. Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Mike E. McCrory (same Address) Stacy K. McCrory (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002615. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EHB PARTY FAVORS, ELASTIC HAIR BANDZ at 747 Alamo Pintado Road Solvang, CA 93463; Gina Gandall (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 28, 2018. This 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: 2018‑0002663. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PIPILO, PIPILO TALES at 267 Saratoga Court Goleta, CA 93117; Melissa Fontaine (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2018‑0002598. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PACIFIC BEE at 1524 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mark James Sheridan (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002718. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WHITE’S PET HOSPITAL at 532 East Haley St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; K & D Veterinary Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Kathleen McFarlin, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0002720. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA FISHOUSE at 101 E. Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Shellfish Co. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Gerardo Lopez Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 02, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002705. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MOUNTAIN TRUST MORTGAGE, NRL MORTGAGE at 16486 Bernardo Center Drive San Diego, CA 92128; Nations Reliable Lending, LLC 2506 W. Main Street, Suite 400 Houston, TX 77098 This business is conducted by an Limited Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 02, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002699. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HAPPY DAYZ CLASSIC DINER at 603 East Main St Santa Maria, CA 93454; Hector Garcia 1020 Henry Ave #F Santa Maria, CA 93454 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Hector Garcia Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Garcia. FBN Number: 2018‑0002689. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MY POOL GUY at 1025 N. Lupine St. Lompoc, CA 93436; Bryan Huckaby (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 05, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0002728. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: JACK FORINASH at 316 Newsome St. New Cuyama, CA 93254; Samuel Gregory Bassett (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 28, 2018. This 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: 2018‑0002677. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HAIRBYSUNI K at 3530 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Suntharee Khomarwut 423 West Gutierrez St #5 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2018‑0002614. Published: Oct 11, 18, 25. Nov 1 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ELECTRODIAGNOSTICS & PHYSICAL MEDICINE at 2323 De La Vina Street Suite 208 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Thomas J Zweber M.D. 1211 Easy Valley Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 25, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002616. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KI‑NOA at 1711 La Coronilla Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Erika A. Petote (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002741. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KANALOA SEAFOOD at 715 Chapala St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kanaloa Imports, Inc 251 Lombard St Oxnard, CA 93030 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 12, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jaysinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0002764. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA PRO CLEANING at 255 Ribera Drive Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Ignacio Jimenez (same address) Ruth Jimenez (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002646. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHADDAI at 1310 Harmon St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Christian Cesar Martinez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 11, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002752. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NED’S LOCKSMITH OF SANTA BARBARA, NED’S LOCKSMITHS, NED’S LOCKSMITH SERVICE, SANTA BARBARA PAINTBALL, NED’S LOCKSMITH SHOP, SANTA BARBARA PAINTBALL INC. at 7532 Newport Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Safe Venture Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 11, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002757. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MEDIA LABS INTERNATIONAL at 6381 Rose Lane Carpinteria, CA 93013; Manuel R Hamilton 6500 Camino Carreta Carpinteria, CA 93013 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ray Hamilton Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 12, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Portter. FBN Number: 2018‑0002766. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: XMILE, INC. at 502 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Landmark Global, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Sandrae Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002769. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHANNON GOOD PERSONAL TRAINING at 1121 Chino St #5 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Shannon Michael Good (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Shannon Good Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 12, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0002765. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CUSTOM CREATIONS BY SUSIE at 240 Pebble Hill Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Suzette Hahn (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 05, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002729. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ALOYSIUS, DUO, MRS. B, APEX, KIMBERLY JAMES, P1, BORIFIC, LOZIER, SUPER TUSCAN at 23 E De La Guerra St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jamie Slone Wines, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2018‑0002599. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ADRIFT DECALS at 6 Harbor Way #242 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Jennifer Stanowick (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002748. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE POWERHOOK COMPANY at 567 Parra Grande Ln. Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Craig Palonen (same address) Marjorie Palonen (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 28, 2018. This 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: 2018‑0002665. Published: Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KRISTIN FRASCELLA and GIOVANNI VIGNA ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV04516 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: LUCIA FRASCELLA VIGNA TO: LUCIA MIRELLA VIGNA FROM: LEONARDO FRASCELLA VIGNA TO: LEONARDO VIGNA 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. NOTICE OF HEARING Nov 14, 2018 9:30am, Dept 6, Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Sep 17 2018 by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF MAX JAY SWEENEY ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME:

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CASE NUMBER: 18CV04001 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: MAX JAY SWEENEY TO: MAX MEKEL SWEENEY 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. NOTICE OF HEARING Nov 07, 2018 9:30am, Dept 6, Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Aug 20 2018 by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Sep 27. Oct 4, 11, 18 2018.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS In re Arnold de Guzman Revocable Trust, dated November 13, 2002 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF Santa Barbara CASE: 18PR00475 Notice is hereby given to the credtors and contingent creditors of Arnold de Guzman (Decedent), that all persons having claims against decedent are required to file them with the Santa Barbara Superior Court, Anacapa Division, at 1100 Anacapa Street, PO Box 21107, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 and deliver a copy to Dennis de Guzman, as trustee of the Arnold de Guzman Revocable Trust, dated November 13, 2002, of which Decedent was the trustor, at the Law Offices of James F. Cote, 222 East Carrillo Street, Suite 207, Santa Barbara, California 93101, as provided in Probate Code 1215 within the later of 4 months after October 18, 2018, (the date of the first publication of notice to creditors) or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, or you must petition to file a late claim as provided in Probate Code 19103. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by

certified mail, with return receipt requested. Dated 10/09/18. Published Oct 18, 25. Nov 1, 8 2018.

PUBLIC NOTICES EXTRA SPACE STORAGE will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 6640 Discovery Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 October 25, 2018 @ 3:30PM Mario Amador Floral Supplies/ Household Shon Weeks Household Items Motorcycle Jeff Adams Houshold items Adriel Arias Personal Chelsea Watson Personal Even Harding Furniture David Marsango Household items Sabrina West Personal Rafael Desena Personal Marc Woerfel Personal Central Coast Treatment Center General Household Furniture Enrique Chavez Home Furnishing + tools Sean Butts Personal Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property.

CELLCO PARTNERSHIP and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 75‑foot stealth structure/ monoeucalyptus Communications Tower (Ref. EBI #6118000125). Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is 5400 Block Cathedral Oaks to 600 Block Kellogg Avenue, Goleta, CA 93111 (34 26 58.28 N, 119 48 57.07 W). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is A1098983. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS – Interested persons may review the application (www. fcc.­ gov/asr/applications) by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review (www.fcc gov/asr/environmentalrequest) and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554.

Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara Draft HUD Annual Plan April 1, 2019 ~ March 31, 2020 Available for Review The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara invites all interested parties to review the Agency’s HUD Annual Plan for FY 2020 which is due to be submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development in January, 2019. The HUD Annual Plan includes revisions to the Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan. All Plan elements will be reviewed at a public hearing on December 5, 2018 at 4:­00PM at 706 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA. Interested parties may download a copy of the draft plans from the Housing Authority’s website at: www.hacsb.org, or request a copy by calling the Housing Authority at (805) 897‑1035 or by email request to Jennifer Schipa at jschipa@hacsb.org. The plans are also available for review at the Housing Authority’s main office located at 808 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION As required by the California Environmental Quality Act, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program is providing Public Notice of the completion of a Mitigated Negative Declaration for proposed Fisheries Habitat Restoration Project to enhance the capability of streams to produce anadromous salmonids by maintaining, restoring and improving stream habitat essential to salmonid production. Project Location: Various streams in Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Santa Barbara, Siskiyou, and Sonoma counties. Description of Project: This project will use grant funds approved by the California Legislature to initiate activities that are designed to restore salmon and steelhead habitat in coastal streams and watersheds that historically produced large populations of salmon and steelhead. Activities like bank stabilization and road decommissioning will improve spawning success for adult salmon and steelhead as well as increase survival for eggs, embryos, rearing juveniles, and downstream migrants. The replacement of barrier culverts with bridges or natural stream bottom culverts will allow adult and juvenile salmonids access to additional spawning and rearing habitat. The installation of instream structures will recruit and sort spawning gravel for adult salmon and steelhead and create summer rearing pools and over-wintering habitat for juveniles. The mitigated negative declaration can be accessed online at https://www.wildlife. ca.gov/Grants/FRGP/MND. It is also available for review at the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Watershed Restoration Grants Branch, Fisheries Restoration Grant Program: 1700 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95811; the Northern Region office: 1455 Sandy Prairie Ct, Suite J, Fortuna, CA 95540; the Bay Delta Region office: 3633 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403; the Central Region office: 20 Lower Ragsdale Dr., Suite 100, Monterey, CA 93940; and the South Coast Region office: 4556 Lampson Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720. The review period for the mitigated negative declaration starts September 28, 2018 and ends on November 12, 2018. Please mail comments to: Department of Fish and Wildlife, Watershed Restoration Grants Branch, Fisheries Restoration Grant Program, P.O. Box 944209 Sacramento, CA 94244-2090; made attention to Mr. Timothy Chorey. Comments must be received by November 12, 2018. For additional information contact: Mr. Trevor Tollefson, Senior Environmental Scientist at (707) 725-1062; Mr. Manfred Kittel, Coho Salmon Recovery Coordinator, at (707) 944-5522; Ms. Margaret Paul, Senior Environmental Scientist, at (831) 649-2882; or, Ms. Mary Larson, Senior Environmental Scientist, at (562) 342-7186.

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