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volume 32, number 670, Nov. 15-21, 2018 Letters   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21 Voices   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23

THE WEEK.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 LIVING.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37


Living Page   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Starshine  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39


SPORTS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 FOOD & DRINK .. . . . . . . . . . 43 The Restaurant Guy   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

A Peek into the Past

Dining Out Guide   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

S.B. Public Library Digitizes   More Than 2,500 Historical Images

A&E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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ON THE COVER: Top: A man with his horse and buggy heads east on Hendry’s Beach (ca. 1900). Bottom left: Portrait of an unidentified Asian-American woman from Santa Barbara’s Chinatown (ca. 1890). Bottom Center: A group of golfers on the nine-hole course at the Potter Country Club in what is now Hope Ranch. Las Palmas Drive can be seen in the distance (ca. 1909). Bottom right: Fiesta musician (ca. 1940). ABOVE: Back of Casa De la Guerra, altito (treasure tower) at left (ca. 1880). All photos courtesy Santa Barbara Library.

NEWS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

OPINIONS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Capital Letters   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

PUNCTUATION MAVEN Name: Tessa Reeg Title: Copy Editor Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in Santa Barbara, and I graduated from UCSB this year with my degree in English. I’ve loved books ever since I can remember, and while I thought about being a writer, I realized that I found editing much more rewarding. Which grammatical inaccuracies drive you crazy? The one that really annoys me is when people type “alot.” It’s not one word! Other than that, dangling modifiers or anything that makes the sentence unnecessarily confusing. What do you like best about copy editing? It’s really satisfying. I love literature of any kind, so I love getting the chance to help make someone’s work better if I can. Even if it’s just something as simple as fixing spelling mistakes, it definitely makes a difference in the quality of the piece.



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Obituaries   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18

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Farmers Market Freak-Out City Looking for Safe Place to Build New Police Station but Only Now Talking to Farmers by Nick Welsh lit up. Social media exploded. n hindsight, some amount of Rumors flew, including one that freak-out was inevitable. It was claimed the market had been probably necessary. For the time given eviction papers. That is being, however, it appears Santa decidedly not true. Barbara City Hall has gotten the Turk said communications message loud and clear: Pay attenwith City Hall have improved tion to the needs of the Farmers considerably since then. Market. But it’s also pretty clear “They’re on our side. They want that the Saturday Farmers Marus to succeed. They’re commitket’s days at its current location— ted to finding us a new locathe Cota Street commuter parking tion,” she said. Councilmember lot—are seriously numbered. Sneddon, for example, has reached out to Turk, suggestThat parking lot has just been identified by City Hall as one of ing the move—if ultimately only two viable sites for what necessary—might offer an most everyone agrees is a desper- SHOCK TREATMENT: Noey Turk, president of the Farmers Market board, questioned opportunity to really upgrade ately needed new police station. whether City Hall understands just how complicated relocating the market could be. the market, adding such ameOf those two locations, the Cota nities as water, electricity, and Street lot is the only site that won’t require a even under the best of circumstances, adds restrooms, for example. City planning guru vote of the people for development to take yet another element of financial uncertainty. Rob Dayton gushed about how important place. That qualifies the Cota Street lot as the Many farmers—123 sell their wares at the the market is to the community: “Santa Barprime candidate, if not the only one. Last Saturday market or any of the five satellite bara may not be a church community, but the Thursday, members of the city’s Planning markets subsidized by the Saturday event— Farmers Market is ‘The Church.’ It’s where Commission decreed the Cota Street site as questioned why they hadn’t been part of people go every Saturday—religiously. This the preferable location for the new police sta- the conversation or even known that it was is really important.” tion. Their recommendation was advisory taking place. Why hadn’t they been invited Turk expressed cautious optimism about only. That decision belongs instead to the City to participate in so momentous a decision? the change of tone. “As sincere as everyone is, Council, which is expected to decide the mat- Even the three members of the City Council I don’t think they really understand yet how ter this coming January. making up the site-selection advisory com- complicated it actually is to get up and just Noey Turk, president of the Santa Barbara mittee—Jason Dominguez, Kristen Sneddon, move,” she said. “For every parking space we Certified Farmers Market board of directors, and Randy Rowse—reported that the vetting lose, for example, we lose three customers.” said she was first notified big changes were of all the possible locations had already been If people have to walk a longer way to a new looming just two days before the Farmers completed by the time they were brought into location, they’ll buy fewer vegetables. Such Market board meeting on October 27. “It was the picture. details, she said, matter. Many of the suggesvery sudden,” said Turk, who has been selling The suddenness of it all made many farm- tions she’s heard are more picturesque than vegetables and plants at the Farmers Market ers feel profoundly unappreciated. Didn’t practical. for 26 years. “There’s just no way for that not City Hall realize Santa Barbara had one of Right now, there’s lots of talk about alterthe best farmers’ markets in the state? Didn’t native sites: Parking Lot 11—by Anacapa and to be sudden.” Many farmers, Turk said, are still reel- they understand the Saturday market drew Haley Street—is even bigger than the Cota ing from financial losses sustained because 5,000 customers downtown? At a time when lot and located just a block away. Others like of last year’s Thomas Fire, not to mention State Street is struggling, that should count the parking lot at the Louise Lowry Davis the drought and labor shortages. A move, for something. The phone lines at City Hall Center, which is bigger still. That’s ironic


Following in the footsteps of his father, Ernest H. Brooks Sr., Ernie Brooks II is starting a photography program in Santa Barbara, this time under the wing of UCSB’s Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) program. Brooks Institute was renowned for its photographic artistry for about 70 years before closing in 2016 amid ownership changes. The new curriculum opens with two winter classes, Photo Boot Camp, taught by Christopher Broughton, and Visualizing Our Natural World, taught by Ralph Clevenger. More information is at Starting in 2023, Santa Barbara Unified School District high school curriculum will require ethnic studies coursework as a graduation prerequisite. The new requirement is in large part the result of three years of persistent organizing by the Santa Barbara Ethnic Studies Now! Coalition, a group including students, educators, parents, and other activists that have rallied to provide high school students with an education that better reflects multicultural backgrounds and experiences.


MEET AND GREET: Project manager Brad Hess (left) explains where the new police station might be built to movie director Andy Davis (right). If the Farmers Market is forced to move, Hess said, City Hall will make sure it has new digs.

Mark “Marky” Meza Jr.

A celebration of life will be held 11/18 for Mark “Marky” Meza Jr., the former Carpinteria High School student killed November 7 in the mass shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks. Meza, who would have turned 21 on Monday, had recently started working at Borderline. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on November 18 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made out to the Mark “Marky” Meza Jr. Foundation and sent to 1924 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.



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New Rules for Shared Transport purred by the recent scooter takeovers regionally, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors is making moves toward regulating, permitting, and collecting fees for shared mobility devices, or SMDs, which include car-shares, bike-shares, and electric scooters. An ordinance amending county code was introduced last week. The board unanimously voted to move the new language to this week’s administrative agenda for approval. The ordinance creates the framework for further regulating and permitting such shared vehicles. “We’re trying to get ahead of the mess and come up with a structure ahead of time,” said 1st District Supervisor Das Williams, who expressed concern over the lack of regulation. “The … situation invites companies to roll up, and they think it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission because there is really no accountability,” said Williams last week when the new ordinance language was introduced.

The ordinance could pave the way for the county to participate in a region-wide bike-share program. UC Santa Barbara’s campus is currently serving as the pilot program for what is intended to be a larger effort. The South Coast Bike Share Feasibility Study in summer 2016, which identified UCSB as a promising starting point, was developed in partnership with the county, Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta, S.B. City College, Metropolitan Transit District, and S.B. County Association of Governments. The campus has partnered with bike-share vendor CycleHop, and it currently has 600 bikes on campus and will have 1,200 this January. The first month of operation, CycleHop reported 2,812 total trips taken, with trips averaging 14 minutes. The adjacent City of Goleta will look at rental scooters on December 4. —Blanca Garcia

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ith its first quarterly deadline now in the rearview mirror, Santa Barbara County pocketed $1.8 million in cannabis taxes by October 31. That equates to $7.2 million annually, which is roughly on par with early estimates of what the new industry would generate. Given that much of the county’s first legal cannabis crop has only recently been harvested, much of what’s been produced has not yet been sold. When those sales are taxed, Santa Barbara County’s de facto cannabis czar Dennis Bozanich expressed muted optimism that subsequent quarterly payments will prove more bountiful. To date, county law officers have conducted 10 enforcement actions, yanking up or weed-whacking $88 million worth of crop. Bozanich noted that the actual number and acreage of permitted cannabis operations is less than initially projected. Many operators who had obtained temporary permits earlier in the year ultimately backed out, he suggested, when new state regulations went into effect this July. As of October, Santa Barbara County had 832 active licenses involving 196 acres. As of July, the same numbers were 1,286 licenses and 315

acres. Of the 96 actual operators, Bozanich told county supervisors, only 30 filed tax returns and made payments. The others either reported no taxable income or filed no reports at all. Bozanich expressed frustration that to date no one has applied to open a cannabis testing lab in unincorporated Santa Barbara County. Supervisor Das Williams expressed interest in changing the county’s recently approved cannabis ordinance to make it easier for testing labs to secure approval. Supervisor Steve Lavagnino expressed reservation about changing an ordinance when the ink was still wet. “I’ll find some other hill on which to die,” Lavagnino stated. The City of Santa Barbara is likewise trolling for a testing lab, opening applications this week. Police spokesperson Anthony Wagner said he’s heard reports of poorquality cannabis being laced with fentanyl. Currently, Santa Barbara growers and manufacturers have to send their products to Salinas and Cathedral City to get tested. Wagner also indicated an interest in pursuing the unlicensed cannabis-home-delivery vendors, calling them “tax cheats.” —Nick Welsh


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he United States grappled with yet another mass shooting on November 7, this time at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, where 13 people were killed, including busboy/food-runner Mark Meza, who grew up in Carpinteria and would have celebrated his 21st birthday on Monday. Law-enforcement agencies countrywide are continuing to host activeshooter safety trainings for the public and private businesses. The Santa Barbara Police Department has provided these training seminars for more than 10 years to schools, churches, hospitals, government offices, and any local organizations that have received specific threats, said Lt. Shawn Hill. Each month, the department gets a number of requests, which have increased over the years, and puts on as many trainings as it can, based on officers’ availability. Otherwise, it recommends private security companies in the area that specialize in active-shooter seminars. “It would be too difficult to meet all the requests,” said Hill. This summer, the department led a workshop at Center Stage Theater attended by a few dozen business owners, managers, and educators. Downtown Santa Barbara spokesperson Kate Schwab emphasized all offices, no matter how small, should have an

active shooter response plan in place. Police presenters stressed that Santa Barbara, despite its low crime rates, is not immune to such unpredictable violence. Hill said the department utilizes a variety of materials created by different law enforcement agencies in its trainings, including from sheriffs’ offices, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security. “They all offer valuable information,” said Hill. “They are complementary educational tools.” Two training videos they show most often are from the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Office and the ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) Center at Texas State University. (See the videos at After the Borderline shooting, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean spoke to the Washington Post. He said the Thousand Oaks bar survivors who were familiar with stories of other shooting rampages had scrambled for safety and shelter. “They ran out of back doors, they broke windows, they went through windows, they hid up in the attic, they hid in the bathroom,” Dean said. “Unfortunately, our young people … have learned that this may happen. They think about that. Fortunately, it probably saved a lot of lives that they fled the scene so rapidly.”


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given that the Davis Center and attendant lawn bowling park is the only viable alternative to the Cota Street lot that Hess found of the nine sites he explored. No one—certainly not Turk—is questioning the need for a new police station. The current station house was built in 1959 and designed for 85 full-time employees. The police department now employs 211. The current OLD PIPES: Architect Brian Cearnal (left) listens as city Police Chief Lori building is seismically ques- Luhnow (right) explains how the existing station has only four women’s tionable and offers only four toilets for 50 women officers. toilets for the sworn female police officers. Police operations are cur- similarly challenged and owned by the state rently spread throughout four locations. of California.) Many were rejected because For such a hierarchical, chain-of-command they were located in the flood plain. A police department, that poses challenges. Aside station, he acknowledged, could be built in from structural issues, the new station house a flood plain by elevating the structure. “But is slated to become a major architectural if we got hit by heavy rains, it would be a statement, rendered with all the Spanish moat.” State law, he said, required access to Colonial–style trappings. and from. Hess said any suggested new locations Brad Hess, the new police station’s project manager since April, last worked on a would have to be vetted first by the Farmers job for Sansum, for which he secured all Market board. “I want to stress this is not the necessary entitlements to build the new an either/or scenario,” he said. “It’s not the Cancer Center. Of the nine sites he exam- police station or the Farmers Market.” City ined, all but one were owned by the city Hall, Hess noted, had invested 35 years into already. (He made a stab at property owned the Farmers Market and was not about to by the News-Press in De la Guerra Plaza walk away from that investment now. Hess but did not receive a call back.) All were grew up in Santa Barbara, and his parents located downtown. (The Sears property at are devoted Farmers Market customers. La Cumbre Plaza, for example, was deemed “They’d kill me if I did anything to hurt this,” too far away. Earl Warren Showgrounds was he said. n


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Homes for the Hands That Feed Supervisors Weigh Housing Issues with Increase of H2A Workers


by Blanca Garcia he question of where to house more than 2,600 foreign nationals employed as farmworkers in the county was discussed once again at the Board of Supervisors meeting this Tuesday. The workers have come to the United States through a visa program known as H2A, which is intended to help farmers who are experiencing labor shortages. H2A workers are granted temporary visas that will require them to return to their home countries after a specific time period. In the last few years, the number of H2A workers has increased exponentially in the county from zero in 2012 to more than 2,500 in 2017. Farmers, who are responsible for providing housing for these workers, have resorted to solutions that are contributing to the serious housing shortages in the county, especially in the city of Santa Maria. According to the Department of Labor, Santa Maria has more H2A workers than any city in California. Some employers have bought or rented houses for their farmworkers. Others have purchased hotels and converted the rooms into bunkers. Workers are often crammed into these quarters, sometimes with five or six men living in one room. If the workers’ place of living does not have a kitchen, employers are responsible for providing three meals a day for workers at a cost. Santa Maria residents are concerned that farmworkers will cause their property values to depreciate, and they don’t want H2A people moving in next door because “they’re not invested in the neighborhood,” as one Santa Maria resident put it at a town hall meeting recently. But resident concerns are only the icing on the housing shortage cake the county is experiencing. Supervisors worry that not acting to make agricultural dwellings easier to apply for could contribute to an overcrowded housing market and further exacerbate raising rents and congested living conditions. To date, the county has received zero applications from farmers to house workers on agriculturally zoned land. They attribute the number to the current permit requirements. The board unanimously approved a conceptual motion

to loosen the permit requirements currently in place for farmworker housing on unincorporated agriculturally zoned land. The item was first introduced to the board at its October 9, 2018, meeting when the board voted 3-1-1 to begin streamlining the permit process. The item will return to the board again at its December 11 meeting for noticing purposes. If the board moves forward once again at its December meeting, the number of employees allowed under certain permits will expand, making it easier to house more workers with fewer restrictions. Farmers will need a zoning clearance to house 1-9 farmworkers, a land-use permit for 10-24 workers, and a conditional-use permit to house 25 or more workers. Workers will have to be employed full time by the land operator but not necessarily work on the site where they will be housed, as is the condition now. Supervisors are trying to steer clear of big bunk housing. Farmworkers and farmworker advocates are vehemently opposed to housing in agricultural zones, which are often located at a significant distance from the city. “It would be the worst thing that could happen,” said one farmworker who asked to remain anonymous. Workers worry about cramped living conditions, not enough toilets, and open showers. Their greatest concern is that they will no longer have access to food and markets. “Beans and rice and a sandwich are not going to give anyone enough energy,” said another worker who currently pays $85 a week to his employer for three meals a day. However, the food he and his coworkers receive is not very good, sometimes smells rotten, and is often not plentiful, he said, so they go into town to purchase additional food. Farmers are also not ecstatic about having to build housing on their property. “We don’t know what the need is going to be three years from now,” said farmer George Adam. Fourth District Supervisor Peter Adam, George’s brother and a farmer himself, expressed concern over building housing only to have to tear it down in a couple of years. While not crazy about housing, farmers insist that H2A is a crucial tool needed for the survival of county agriculture. “[The H2A program is] not something growers

SHELTER IN PLACE? Considering the more than 2,600 H2A farmworkers in Santa Barbara County, supervisors (including, pictured from left, Joan Hartmann, Das Williams, and Peter Adam) favored a conceptual motion to loosen permit requirements for farmworker housing on unincorporated agriculturally zoned land.

would do unless all other options were exhausted,” said Laura Brown, California Strawberry Commission’s regulatory affairs analyst. Strawberries, the number-one crop in the county and one of the most labor intensive, has seen an increase in acreage and production, from 6,471 acres being harvested in 2011 to 8,327 acres in 2017. Strawberries are also the crop that most heavily relies on H2A workers. Of the 2,619 H2A workers in the county for 2018, 60 percent of them work strawberries. Growership Association President Claire Wineman said that her members have been reporting a 15-20 percent labor shortage since 2012, costing them anywhere from 4 to 13 million per year in lost net revenue. “Increased wages have not alleviated the labor shortage,” said Wineman at a Santa Maria town hall meeting. UC Davis Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics Professor Emeritus Philip Martin disputes the idea that there is a labor shortage. “There may be more complaints about farm labor—harder to find, too expensive, etc., but a real ‘shortage’ is not usually associated with expanding production & employment,” wrote Martin. The county saw an 11.47 percent increase in gross commodities from 2016 to 2017, and the average employment for agriculture in the county has increased from 17,000 employees in 2008 to 21,600 in 2017, according to the Employment Development Department. Labor historian and UC Santa Barbara Professor Nelson Lichtenstein disagrees and attributes the worker shortage to low wages. In the 1970s, wages were equivalent to what would be $25 per hour today, he said. H2A workers currently are paid $13.18 an hour. Lichtenstein claims that H2A is contributing to the problem by keeping wages low. “Yes, H2A could solve the labor shortage problem, but slave labor could solve it as well,” he said. “It’s economic coercion.” Workers agreed that nothing will keep them from working. “We don’t care if we’re put on the street, if they feed us or don’t,” said Manuel, who asked his last name not be used. “We just can’t go back empty-handed,” he said. n “Necessity demands we endure.”


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San Ysidro Creek County Seeks Up to $25 Million for New Montecito Debris Basin


by Melinda Burns n the annals of South Coast disasters, San Ysidro IN THE PATH OF DISASTER Creek stands out for the awesome power of its ter- Old newspapers tell grim rifying debris flows. Swollen by heavy rains after a stories of debris flows in 1926 wildfire, the creek periodically roars down the moun- and 1964 and a debris-laden tainside in a torrent of mud and rocks, cutting a swath flood in 1969 that damaged or of destruction through the heart of Montecito. obliterated homes in the area The last time was the deadliest. Four people were killed of Randall and East Valley near San Ysidro Creek on January 9, when a catastrophic roads. Of 24 properties that debris flow of mud, boulders, downed trees, and pieces of were hardest hit above and buildings slammed into seven homes on Randall Road, below that intersection on WILLING SELLER: Victoria Riskin (pictured), who lost her home at 680 Randall Road on January 9, dropped a field of boulders at the west end of Glen Oaks January 9, four were named said she and her neighbors believe that selling their land for a debris basin is “the right thing to do.” Drive, and engulfed East Valley Lane as it raced to the sea. in news reports of 1926, 1964, In all, dozens of homes along the creek were damaged or 1969 as having suffered or destroyed, and nine buildings at La Casa de Maria, a significant damage, including spiritual retreat just above Randall, were reduced to rubble. two of the properties proposed for the debris basin project. A NEIGHBOR’S IDEA Yet out of the tragedy may come a measure of relief for In addition, severe flooding was reported on San Ysidro It was Curtis Skene of 1709 East Valley Lane who first residents living near San Ysidro Creek and below East Creek in the winter of 1995. approached the Randall Road neighbors about a debris Valley Road. The county hopes to buy eight acres from The new basin on Randall Road would be several times basin, Riskin said. Speaking with them one by one with eight property owners at Randall and East Valley roads larger than the existing basin on San Ysidro Creek above compassion, she said, Skene broached the idea that they —an intersection that has been hit repeatedly by debris Park Lane, county reports show. That basin was constructed might have the option of selling their land instead of flows—and construct a new debris basin there to help stop in 1964, after the Coyote Fire. The $2 million cost to build building back in the same perilous location. Skene’s family boulders from hurtling down San Ysidro Creek in future the new basin would be paid by County Flood Control. home, located directly below Randall on the opposite storms. “There is no potential project that has more value As part of the project, the county would provide a public side of East Valley Road, was destroyed on January 9. In to improving our flood readiness than the building of this trail along Randall Road. The county’s grant application January 1969, a debris-laden flood on San Ysidro Creek debris basin,” said County Supervisor Das Williams, who will be ranked by the state Office of Emergency Services filled his home with three feet of mud. This time, Skene represents Montecito. For the land purchase, the county is among many competing proposals for disaster aid; then barely escaped, taking refuge under a tree as a wall of mud seeking up to $19 million in grant money from the Federal it will be forwarded to FEMA, Jon Frye, county Flood and rocks 10 feet high threatened to engulf him. Emergency Management Agency Control engineering “One of the things I said to myself when I got out (FEMA), with a $6 million match manager, said this week. was, ‘There must be something that I can do,’ ” Skene in county funds, for a total of $25 The federal agency told reporters at a county press conference on flood million. The land is currently will likely make a final preparedness last month. He said he soon found out assessed at $2 million, county decision in March, he about debris basins. “I learned that as old as it is, this is the records show, but under FEMA said. It would take at technology we have that works,” Skene said. “I looked at the rules, it would be purchased least two years to design map of my area, thought there might be an opportunity for based on pre-disaster values. and construct the basin, a debris basin, and went back and talked to Flood Control. Victoria Riskin, a prominent essentially an enormous They said, ‘If you could make it happen, that would make writer and human rights activist dirt bowl with a concrete a giant difference.’ ” In an interview this week, Skene said who lost her home at 680 Randall outlet that traps rocks the supervisors’ action “was wonderful news.” — Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Williams Road on January 9, said she and In addition to Riskin and her husband, David Rintels, the and allows mud — and her neighbors believe that selling fish — to pass through. owners of the Randall Road properties that are proposed their land for a debris basin is Conservatively, the for a debris basin are Lois Waldref, Andrew and Agnieszka “the right thing to do.” Her own cousin, Rebecca Riskin, county’s application states, the proposed basin would help Anthony, Anthony and Carol Nicoletti, Ronald Daniels and perished on Glen Oaks in the avalanche of mud and rocks. protect residents living about 300 feet of either side of the Joanne Rosenblatt, Brian and Karen MacDonald, and the “This would be a wonderful project if it came to fruition,” basin and 2,500 feet downstream along San Ysidro Creek. family of Caroline and Mark Montgomery, who were swept Victoria Riskin said. “This beautiful town has a big scar “This would become our highest priority project,” Frye to their deaths on January 9. Dorothy Flaster, who owns a right down the middle of it. I would feel so much better, said. “The window of opportunity to build these things is property at 1760 East Valley Road, has been included in knowing that our land would be used for some good in the immediate aftermath of a disaster event. Our goal the project, too. On seven of these properties, the houses purpose, for protection and beauty for the future.” is to increase the safety of the community. We think this were destroyed; the total assessed land value of the eight The proposed land purchase would include seven basin will protect downstreamers in every range of flows properties is currently about $1.9 million, county records properties on the gently sloping west bank of the creek — debris flows and debris-laden floods.” show, down from nearly $10 million before January 9. The along Randall Road, and one property at the intersection When she visits her ruined property today, Riskin gets house at 640 Randall, belonging to Daniels, president of disoriented in the chaos. A chunk of the stone fireplace, Johns Hopkins University, was only partially damaged with East Valley Road, on the east bank of the creek. On Tuesday, the County Board of Supervisors voted the underpinnings of a wooden deck, and a few strings of on January 9; an addition has been under construction unanimously in closed session to direct staff to begin outdoor lights still hanging in the trees are all that’s left of since the disaster. Daniels’s house is presently assessed at negotiations with the property owners as soon as possible, her house amid piles of mud and boulders. The thick oak $320,000. As of January 1, 2017, a year before the disaster, without waiting for FEMA to decide on the county’s and sycamore woodland where James Taylor, the singer, the eight properties were assessed at $17 million, including application. “We need to act now,” Williams said. “If once came to perform, is gone. “It’s such an odd feeling,” the value of the both land and homes, records show. FEMA doesn’t come through, or comes through with only Riskin said. “As I walk it, trying to remember what was “We would be pursuing these acquisitions on a voluntary a portion of the money, we will need a nonprofit partner to there, I don’t feel a sense of grief. It’s more bewilderment at basis,” Frye said. “Each owner has indicated a willingness to take that approach. There’s no given price right now.” n how powerful the devastation was.” acquire the land and build this basin.”

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$6 Million on Table for 40 Homes at Carrillo and Castillo


by Nick Welsh

here may soon be 40 “tiny box” temporary homes installed at the commuter parking lot at the intersection of Castillo and Carrillo streets as part of an emergency plan to house the most service-resistant homeless people in Santa Barbara. But only if City Hall wins a state grant application the City Council just authorized by a 5-to-2 vote. Should the city’s $6 million grant application be approved, the 40 trailers on wheels would be set up via an unprecedented collaboration between Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara city police, the city Housing Authority, as well as Orange County–based group City Net, which specializes in street outreach work with homeless people. The vote came after much hand-wringing by the mayor and councilmembers and after intense blowback by neighborhood residents who showed up to object at the utter lack of public notification. They’d only been notified of the grant application late this past Saturday afternoon, they complained, hardly enough time to vet so intense a land-use change with such intense ramifications for the neighborhood. Some neighbors went into graphic detail about homeless people in the area already, urinating in their bushes, sleeping in their yards, and getting into fights

in front of their homes. They also objected that the loss of commuter parking spaces would adversely affect area residents, who rely on the lot being available on weekends for visitors. “It’s a great idea,” said one speaker, “just not here.” Anna Marie Gott, a frequent critic of City Hall, termed the short notice residents were given “disgusting” and “unconscionable.” Many residents agreed the proposal appeared promising, innovative, and even necessary; they just felt blindsided. City Administrator Paul Casey acknowledged the public was given little notice and even less time to respond. City Hall, he said, was given an excruciatingly tight deadline by state officials administering a competition for $550 million in Housing Emergency Aid Project (HEAP) funds established last year to address California’s homelessness crisis. Santa Barbara County is eligible for $9 million, and City Hall is applying for $6 million of that. Grant conditions were relayed to applicants only on October 12; the deadline for applications is November 16. City staff scrambled to put together what Casey called “a great proposal,” in extremely short order. Chronic homelessness, he said, was clearly one of the most urgent needs in the community. The $6 million, he said, would help meet it. Typically,

he added, neither the council nor the public is notified of grant applications. An exception was made because of the size and impact of the project envisioned. Mayor Cathy Murillo led the charge to approve the grant application, recounting the daily complaints she hears about the size and seriousness of Santa Barbara’s homelessness problem. If the council did not approve the grant, the city would lose out on millions of dollars of homelessness WATCHFUL: The city’s quickly moving plan to install 40 “tiny box” houses for downtown homeless people has riled neighbors of the relief funding, she said. HEAP proposed location at Carrillo and Castillo streets. Rob Fredericks (pictured) funds come with strings; grant of the City of Santa Barbara Housing Authority said private security administrators wanted actual would be provided 24/7. housing, not services. If the city gets the grant, Murillo said, City Hall would have to see to it that siastic support for doing something, also the neighborhood was protected. Rob Fred- expressed qualms. Councilmember Eric ericks of the Housing Authority said private Friedman wondered why there had to be security would be provided 24/7. so many. “Why 40? Why not 5, 10, 20?” he Councilmembers Randy Rowse and asked. Ultimately, the council was moved by Jason Dominguez voted not to approve the the urgency of the problem and the shortgrant application. Rowse cited concern for ness of time in which to act. neighborhood residents. Councilmember If the grant is approved, it’ll fund the projKristen Sneddon, who’d expressed enthu- ect for 30 months. n

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heads revised because of a crucial fact too often neglected on election night, when competition for breathless pronouncements, memorable tweets, and blisteringhot takes is ferocious: It ain’t over until, um, the votes get counted. Exhibit A: California, where more than one-fourth of nearly 13 million votes cast —3.6 million ballots —have yet to be tallied, following recent-year state election reforms authorizing same-day registration and acceptance of mail-ins postmarked as late as midnight on Election Day. In this context, results of several key House races declared done deals on November 6 either shifted or still remain unclear. At first, just one of six congressional districts featuring high-profile partisan battles (Independent Nov. 1) was called for the Dems — the Orange/San Diego counties 49th district, where environmental attorney Mike Levin prevailed in a contest for a previously Republican open seat. Since then, three more Democrats in California battleground districts have claimed victory: homeless advocate Katie Hill over incumbent Steve Knight in the nearby 25th CD; businessman Harley Rouda over 15-term Dana Rohrabacher, R-Moscow, in the 48th; and venture capitalist Josh Harder over Jeff Denham in San Joaquin Valley’s 10th. In two other closely watched campaigns in Orange County — where 300,000 ballots remain to be counted — Democrats keep creeping closer: University professor Katie Porter trails GOP incumbent Mimi Walters by less than one percent as counting continues, while Gil Cisneros, a selffunding Democratic millionaire, trails by a more daunting 1.2 percent against Republican Young Kim.




t first glance, Election Night in America Continued sounds like an SNL spoof of cable news. In fact, it’s the actual name of a program aired by CNN this week, a bid to correct and update instant analysis narratives that big-bucks bloviators peddled on Election Night. Chief among them: Whether the Democratic capture of the House of Representatives is a big enough win to call a “blue wave,” which would demonstrate atypical midterm opposition and revulsion to an opposing-party president. The initial consensus of cable’s pundit class seemed to be “meh,” as they reported that while Dems won more than the necessary 23 seats, it wasn’t enough for wave status. Within days, however, it was clear that more were breaking their way — enough perhaps to bring their total as high as 40, a number not reached since the 1974 Watergate election.


Governor-elect Gavin Newsom GOLDEN STATERS: Amid the Demo-

crats’ expected domination of state races, two constitutional offices still hung in the balance as party-endorsed candidates were overcoming the early leads of political outsiders. Steve Poizner, seeking to become Insurance Commissioner as the first nonpartisan independent in state history, saw his early advantage evaporate against termedout lawmaker Ricardo Lara, who now holds a significant edge. And in the nonpartisan campaign for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, improbably the year’s highest spending race, charter school advocate Marshall Tuck slowly circled the drain, as teachers union favorite and termed-out assemblymember Tony Thurmond kept gaining with more votes from L.A. County — where nearly one million remain uncounted — to erase Tuck’s initial lead.

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Yreka to San Ysidro, Democrats otherwise stomped candidates carrying the badly damaged California Republican Party banner. As Dems easily won the six other constitutional offices, and Dianne Feinstein was elected to yet another U.S. Senate term after an all-Dem runoff, they were poised to score supermajorities in both the state Senate and the Assembly, making it easier for Governor-elect Gavin Newsom and free-spending brethren to raise taxes. So great is Democratic hegemony that perhaps the most surprising story that emerged on Election Day was historic: Newsom is the first member of his party to succeed a fellow Democrat as governor in more than 130 years. The last guy to achieve the feat was Washington Bartlett, an ex-newspaper publisher who remains the only Jewish governor in California history, and who replaced fellow Dem and celebrated Union General George Stoneman after the election of 1886. And, no, we didn’t cover that one. —Jerry Roberts

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Elva was born in 1921 to Danish parents, Jens and Jenny Husted in Sac City, Iowa and then in 1949 she married a Danish man Pete Jorgensen from Copenhagen, Denmark. There is a baby picture of Elva sitting inside a suitcase in front of the family farmhouse. It seemed to predict her future days of living in different places around the United States and the world - Brooklyn, Long Island, Chicago, Phoenix, Santa Barbara as well as Venezuela and Sicily. Elva didn’t travel as a tourist with a “bucket list”. Instead she travelled with an open mind for other people, and a deep appreciation of places that other people called “home”. She had her passport, her “lucky 1921 silver dollar” and an open heart, and she embraced all that she encountered in the places she lived and visited. Whether she was cooking together in other people’s kitchens, or strolling to people’s favorite places, she really knew how to be in the moment with people. In her special way, her delight with the simple life was contagious to those who were with her. In all that she did, Elva embraced the Danish word “Hygge”. Hygge is a word used to describe a cozy, contentment and well being through enjoying the simple things in life. She would say “it is the little things that make each day special”, and she did just that every moment. She would cut fresh roses from the garden daily and put them on the dining room table. She welcomed friends and family into the Jorgensen home to eat, laugh and visit together. She cooked delicious food in her kitchen and prepared extra to share. Visitors never felt that they had come by at the wrong time with Elva. She had a gift for making people feel at ease in her presence and that there was no other place she would rather be than with them at that moment, listening to what was on their mind. Elva made friends easily, but she was also very content in her own company and had a peaceful way about her. Her kind ways were a constant with her, and there was not an expectation for something in return. She was grateful each and every day for life, family and friends. One might describe Elva as an old soul – somebody who had a lot of wisdom about people, life and places, and who knew herself well. She would share her wisdom and loving ways when 18


life’s big events were unrolling and when times of change, confusion, crisis and celebration were at hand. We are deeply grateful to have shared time with such a wonderful mother, and as our father Pete Jorgensen used to always say about her, “your Mother is so beautiful inside and out”, and as our brother, Paul Jorgensen would say, “She is the real deal”. Elva Jorgensen is predeceased by her husband, Pete Jorgensen, and son, Paul Jorgensen. She is survived by daughters Linda Jorgensen and Anita Jorgensen Peca (John Peca) and grandson Jay Jorgensen (Deana Jorgensen) and great granddaughters, Jessica, Kaila and Elizabeth Jorgensen. A private memorial service has been planned. If you wish to make donations in her memory, please consider Friendship Center or Hospice or to your favorite charity.

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Cynthia O’Shaughnessy was born on 11/10/1955 in Downey, CA and returned to heaven on the 8th of November, 2018 after spending nearly 62 years and 363 days teaching us all. She is survived by her mother, Mary Keith, father, John O’Shaughnessy, three sisters; Vickie Craine, Coleen Reece, and Judy Allen (Jay Allen), many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, loving aunts and uncles. We were so very lucky that she picked us to be her family. She was a true angel and the sweetest of souls. We as a family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Polito and staff, the Angels at Alpha School (Cindy’s happy place) who took such good care of her for so many years and the Hillside House staff who looked after Cindy during her final days. There will be a celebration of life for family and close friends on November 18th at 2:00 pm at 414 Paseo Del Descanso, Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alpha Resource Center to aide them in further providing outstanding care to individuals in need.

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Robbie Yamada


Resident of San Jose. Robbie Yamada, 39, beloved son, baby brother and friend passed away peacefully on Nov 4, 2018. World traveler, avid athlete and foodie. Robbie was always known to have a smile on his face and a kindness in his heart. Adored for his generosity and amazing acts of thoughtfulness Robbie is survived by his loving mother Patricia, older brothers Ricky, Ryan and Randy and Ricky’s daughters Rebecca and Jessica and their mother Judy. Born in Santa Barbara to Minoru and Patricia Yamada, Robbie was an active youth engaging and excelling in soccer, basketball and water polo. A Goleta Boys Club kid at heart, his first job was scorekeeping adult league basketball and refereeing youth soccer at “the Club”. After attending Mountain View Elementary, Goleta Valley Junior High and Dos Pueblos High School Robbie graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He spent three years and made countless friends as part of the JET program teaching English in Japan. A natural with children he cherished the role of Uncle Robbie. Always looking to put a smile on peoples face and help out he flew to Japan in 2011 to heal with tsunami cleanup. Most recently Robbie worked in the tech industry and became a dedicated Judo student and runner. A viewing will be held from 2-6pm on Sat. Nov. 10th at Willow Glen Funeral Home 1039 Lincoln Ave San Jose. Memorial services will be held at 5pm Sun. Nov. 11th at the San Jose Buddhist Church, 640 N. 5th St. San Jose. An additional service will be held in Santa Barbara at 5pm Sat. Nov. 17th at the Goleta Boys and Girls Club

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Joanna Morgan

Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Joanna peacefully passed away at home October 20, 2018 at 230pm. Central Coast Hospice’s professional and compassionate care helped me help Joanna with grace, dignity and most importantly without pain. The curtain fell far too soon on Joanna who will always remain our brightest star! Joanna was born in Ohio to Phillip & Ruth Rossman and the family moved to Los Angeles in 1949. She went to UCLA, ultimately graduating from Columbia University with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She met her first husband, Steve Cetrulo while at Columbia and that marriage produced two children, Kristi and Giancarlo. Joanna had a life-long love for the Rocky Mountain west. In addition to living on the Taos Pueblo with her first husband, Joanna moved and lived in Aspen, Colorado from 1980-1985 where she worked as a hypnotherapist and even a bouncer/door person at Andre's. Joanna was a part of a group of women hikers who called themselves the "Wonder Women." Eventually, Joanna moved to Santa Barbara in 1985 where Joanna met Stan in Dr. Annette Goodheart’s Laughing and Hugging Class at the Schott Center 32 years ago. This class changed their lives and eventually Joanna and Stan were married in 1989. They made a point of laughing and hugging every day resulting in a successful loving marriage. While Joanna and Stan had successful careers as a real estate team, Joanna had another calling and returned to school at Pacifica Graduate Institute for a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Her uncanny ability to listen brought her much success and loyalty from her client base during her years in private practice. Joanna was true peacemaker. As I mentioned, she was a gifted listener and if there was choice between being right and being happy, she would always choose the latter. Her loving nature, striking beauty and 10,000watt smile would not only light up the room but would infect those around her with the same light-laughing- spirit. Joanna was an artist at heart: whether it was stained glass, photography or interior decorating, her eye for style, color and design always shone through. One of Joanna’s proudest accomplishments, was Casa del Alma, the house that she and Stan purchased and remodeled in San Miguel de

Allende, GTO Mexico nearly 15 years ago. Joanna worked very hard with local artists, artisans, and designers to create a peaceful and vibrant home and brought that same feeling back to the house in Santa Barbara. Joanna’s extensive travel included a 6-week study tour of Europe, Scandinavia, Poland, Russia and E. Germany back in the 1960’s. Then 4 months traveling western Europe in the 1980’s. 2 sailing trips with husband Captain Stan at the helm in the BVI’s and in Tonga in the South Pacific. Paris and the French Alps, a few different Cruises, Italy a few times, Spain, Cuba, Western Canada, Alaska, Mexico and South America including Peru, Chile, Argentina and down to Ushuaia Tiera del Fuego. Joanna is survived by her husband of 29 years, Stan Krome, her children Kristi & Cole Burrows, Gian & Brenda Cetrulo and their 2 grandkids Sirus and Sophia. The family wishes to thank all who gave their support through this brief but difficult time. Diane, Beverly, RJ, Jan, Fred, Gale, Stephen, J’Nelle, Rachel, Sonja, and Arnie. Joanna asked, that if you so desire, that ALL donations be made in her name to The Santa Barbara Zoo Donations (https://sbzoo., an organization which she passionately supported.

Linda Kay Raney

Linda Kay Raney, a Santa Barbara resident for more than 35 years, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, November 7th. She was 71 years old. Linda earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from UC Santa Barbara and was a member of UCSB Administrative Services in Cheadle Hall for 24 years. She was also a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in Santa Barbara for over 30 years. Linda was a loving and dedicated mother; a thoughtful, kindhearted, and generous friend; and a strong, compassionate, and wise counselor. She was known for being a voracious reader, a passionate gardener, and for her extraordinary talent in decorating and crafting. She was a great friend to many. Her passing will be a loss to us all but her memory will be in our hearts forever.She is survived by her two sons David and Aaron, her sister Karen Dorrian, and brother Richard Elioff. If you wish to honor Linda Raney you can make a small donation to a local Santa Barbara charity in her name.


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Ursula Mahlendorf

Ernest Brooks was born 5/19/37 and passed away peacefully on 10/24/18. He grew up in Carpinteria. After graduating high school he met and married the love of his life Elizabeth (Betty). They moved to Goleta where he spent the rest of his life. They were married 61 years. Ernie served honorably in the National Guard. He was a member of the Ojai Chapter of the Masons. He found his passion working for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Department where he retired as a Sergeant. Betty and Ernie enjoyed traveling especially to Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta. They once traveled on their motorcycle from Santa Barbara to Albuquerque, NM to visit their daughter and her family. Ernie was a member of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Barber Shop Quartet where he sang bass. He was part of a folk singing trio that occasionally played at the Nexus where he sang and played a stand up bass that he called “Betsy.” He was an avid reader. He especially devoured any books relating to warfare and was an expert on WWII He is survived by his wife Betty, loving daughter Patti, sonin-law Dan and their children, Sig, Matt and Heather and 4 great- grandchildren. He was a kind and gentle soul. He had many friends who will miss him dearly. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Goleta Valley Dog Club, 5153 San Simeon Dr., Goleta, CA 93111. A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1 pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4575 Auhay Dr., Santa Barbara, CA.

Ursula Mahlendorf passed away on October 31, 2018 at the age of 89 after a short illness. She died peacefully surrounded by family at Serenity House. Ursula was born in Strehlen, Germany in 1929. After the disruptions of the war and the relocation of her family as refugees, she fought hard to attain an education. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and came to the US to study at Brown University in Rhode Island, where she earned a Ph.D. in German and Comparative Literature. She moved to Santa Barbara and spent the rest of her professional life teaching in the German Department and Women's Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she retired as Professor Emerita of German, Slavic and Semitic Studies. She also served as Associate Dean of the College of Letters and Science there. In 1965, she was the first woman to receive tenure at UC Santa Barbara. She published her memoir, The Shame of Survival: Working Through a Nazi Childhood, in 2009. Ursula was a person of great generosity and warmth, and served as a mentor to many. She was a passionate advocate of education, and helped many find their path professionally. She cultivated a number of wonderful friendships, and was a beloved aunt and great-aunt. She travelled widely throughout the world, and both collected and made art, becoming an accomplished sculptor. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and relatives. She is survived by her German nieces and nephews and several grandnieces and grandnephews.


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Charles Anthony Abraham 1951-2018

Charles Anthony Abraham, 67, suddenly passed away on October 11, 2018. Chuck, aka “the Gorilla,”

was a fixture of the Santa Barbara art community for most of his life. He created stained and leaded glass windows for homes and churches throughout southern California. He also taught stained, leaded, and fused glass at Santa Barbara City College Adult Education for over thirty years. He designed, built, and donated works of art for many local charities throughout Santa Barbara. He also designed and built the award used by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation each year for decades, which was presented to a variety of notable people, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Noam Chomsky. Chuck was a creative genius, a polymath, and an unconditionally kind and caring person. He will be deeply missed by his wife Janna, his daughter Xia, and his son Sparky and daughter-in-law Kelsey Burdick. He will forever be in the hearts of his sisters Susie Patrich, Dana Monk, and Jennifer Abraham, with her husband Bill Taylor, along with his nephews, Christopher and Daniel. A Celebration of Chuck’s life will be held on Sunday afternoon, November 25th.  Please join us in Morgan Hall of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4575 Auhay, Santa Barbara at 1pm for a service and lunch, and for continuing festivities at The Imperial, 320 S. Kellogg, Goleta. All are welcome. Gorilla Fizz will be served.

June Cuff Smith

in AAUW and the Chicago Art Institute. June enjoyed tax law and worked for IRS in Chicago and later for H&R Block in Santa Barbara. June spent two years in the UK until Howard died on November 21, 1984 at which time she moved to Alameda, California to be near her aging father. June fulfilled her dream of retiring to Santa Barbara in 1990. She loved her life in Santa Barbara and generously volunteered her time to many organizations including the Assistance League and PEO. June enjoyed traveling, gardening, hiking, bridge, music and art. June is survived by her children Norman Smith (Jan Christian), Rebecca Bednar (Michael) and Jennifer Becker (Ole); her grandchildren Michele Mannion, Sharon Jacobs, Michael Smith and Suzanne Becker; and her greatgrandchildren Connor and Ryan; her sister-in-law May Cuff and her nieces Marjorie Barras and Carolyn Stokes. A memorial service will be held at Chapel Of The Chimes, Oakland, California on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM, the Rev. Jan Christian officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in June’s name to the Assistance League of Santa Barbara, 1259 Veronica Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.

David Lewis Thoreson



June Smith, age 92, passed away at Vista Del Monte in Santa Barbara, California on Friday, November 9, 2018. June was born on May 20, 1926 in Berkeley, California to Harry and Lillian Dick Cuff. Her younger brother, Lester Cuff, passed away on April 18, 2016. June was valedictorian of her class at Fremont High and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and art. While studying at Cal, she met Howard Smith who she married on February 6, 1948. June and Howard had three children and lived in Lafayette, California. June was active in scouts, PTA and the American Association of University Women. In 1968 the Smith family moved to Hinsdale, Illinois where June continued her service with the Girl Scouts and was also active

It is with great sadness that the family of David Lewis Thoreson, longtime resident and personality of Santa Barbara, announces his passing in Lynchburg, Virginia, on October 10, 2018. Dave and his wife Janie had moved to Lynchburg in 2008. Dave was a beloved physical education teacher at La Colina Junior High School for 38 years where he was renowned for his enthusiasm, humor and zany approach to life circumstances. David was born in Valley City, North Dakota on May 16, 1941. His parents moved the family to California where Dave spent his early years in the Oceanside-Carlsbad area. He loved people and described those years almost like a Huckleberry Finn adventure. Dave never met a stranger he couldn’t find some commonality with. Dave was a talented athlete and


earned a track and field scholar scholarship to Westmont College. Dave competed in the Decathlon where he was nationally ranked for many years and won the bronze medal in the 1967 Pan American Games. His inventive mind developed the Thoreson Fitness Obstacle course which can still be found at several local schools, as well as an exercise bike for disabled people - the Hardy walker. He also came up with the idea of the 30 Minute Decathlon – a Herculean event to finish even for Olympic level athletes and not often attempted - but just crazy enough that it caught on as a right of passage for Decathletes. Dave’s score of 6233 was a World Record for several years. Dave also performed stunt work in several Disney movies. Dave is usually remembered with a smile and a humorous tale by all who came in contact with him, including those he competed against in track. But he was probably best known in Santa Barbara as “Mr. Thoreson” to the many thousands of La Colina Junior High students who enjoyed his unconventionality, such as running up the sides of walls, jumping over seemingly too high objects, and his ability to motivate students to push themselves beyond what they believed they were able to do physically. David was an institution at La Colina. Even in retirement it was not uncommon, when walking around the Santa Barbara area with Dave, for adults - sometimes with children of their own - to hail Dave with a big smile and, “Hey Mr Thoreson. Do you remember me?” To which Dave always answered, “Of course I do!” Dave is lovingly remembered by his wife, Janie, of 43 years, and his children, Ozzie Thoreson, Mike Patton, Lisa Patton (deceased), Tamara Orozco, Tye Thoreson, Tiffany Wallace, and seven grandchildren and his siblings, Cheryl Johnson, Jack Thoreson, and all their spouses and kids. But especially Dave “Mr Thoreson” will be remembered by the kids - kids young and old - because Dave was always a kid at heart. Memories of Dave can be sent to

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exchanging jokes and doggie pictures. week ago on Saturday, We talked about the pros and cons of having satellite stations in differI arrived at the Farmers Market and found it ent neighborhoods. All of a sudden, abuzz with the news that there was dialogue. I was learning a tiny something about what it is like to the City of Santa Barbara was planning to build the new police be a cop. We should do more of this, Louise Lowry headquarters in the parking lot that has I thought. Davis Center S.B. Police I talked with worried farmers. been the market’s home for 35 years. I felt Department “When I am at the market, I am workblindsided. So, apparently, was Sam Edelman, ing. I am not sure what my customers love about it, what is important general manager of the S.B. Certified to them, why that site works so well,” Farmers Market Association, as were the directors of the association’s board, said one. Tom Shepherd, one of the and all the farmers and regular customfounders of the Farmers Market, later ers. Edelman had first been informed of said: “The phrase that keeps coming the city’s intention to evict the market on up in my mind is ‘due process.’ There hasn’t been any due process in this October 13, less than three weeks before. decision.” On Monday, I spoke with Brad Hess, head planner in charge of identifying a Kristen Sneddon, my City Council suitable new site for the Police Departrep, was there. “This is not at all what I ment. What it boiled down to, said Hess, expected either,” she said of the meetwas that the Louise Lowry Davis Center ing. “This is not right. I won’t vote for and the Farmers Market parking lot were the new site unless we first come up the only two feasible locations. A converwith an acceptable new location for sation with Edelman confirmed what I the market. Do you think City Lot 11 feared, that the Davis Center wouldn’t be would work?” seriously considered due to its status as City Lot 11 is the one located a donated park and historical structure. between Cota and Haley streets, A community meeting was set for that State and Anacapa. I felt a surge of Wednesday at the Central Public Library. hope. Lot 11 is visible from the current I went, expecting a panel of officials ready market site, kitty-corner to its block. to take questions from the community, Even a shopper who didn’t know the with time for public comments. What I location had been moved could still find it. It has a walk-through to State found was entirely different. No seating, Saturday Street and the big Ortega Street parkand no panel there to answer questions. Farmers Instead were five easels arrayed around ing structure next door (City Lot 10). Market the room, show-and-tell style, with a few The shame with the way the relocation of the Santa Barbara Police city planners, a city financial officer, the Department has been handled so architect in charge of the police building design, the new police chief, and a few far is that the city has missed a huge police officers milling about the room. opportunity to really engage the City Lot 11 Sam Edelman and half a dozen community. This should not be an MUSICAL CHAIRS: The S.B. Police Department adversarial situation. Can you serifarmers were there, along with about is looking to build its new headquarters at 50 community members. City Council ously talk about community policing either the Louise Lowry Davis Center or the Satrepresentatives Gregg Hart and Kristen while jeopardizing the most beloved urday Farmers Market parking lot. City Lot 11 is Sneddon were present. The mayor was community meeting place in town, one suggested site where the Farmers Market not. What about time for public quesand without giving police officers and might move if it is forced to relocate. tions and comments? I asked. The staffer local residents a chance to dialogue to talk about site questions,” she replied, flustered. “I think we about needs and challenges and build at the check-in table pointed to a stack of postcards. “You can write your comments on these,” she said. all want to hear the answer to that question,” I said. A general trust and support? Is a room for secure online transactions I confess my temper flared, and I let this poor young woman murmur echoed in agreement. Her response: “Well, I know really what the community needs when downtown’s brickknow in rather sharp terms what I thought of their so-called it’s scary when your landlord tells you you’re being evicted, and-mortar businesses are struggling to survive? How about community meeting process. but it’s not the landlord’s job to find you a new place to live.” incorporating safe public bathrooms in the building instead, mental-health resources for the chronically homeless, or a Chief of Police Lori Luhnow spoke first. The gist of her So much for addressing community concerns. words was that the department had totally outgrown its At Station 2, Brad Hess faced an onslaught of questions. safe shelter for victims of domestic abuse? current facility. In addition to being generally cramped and “I am a scientist, and I would like to know what parameters Yes, Santa Barbara has grown a lot since the year the police not up to seismic standards, it only had a single stall in the you considered in both selecting and eliminating sites,” asked station on Figueroa Street was built, and we all agree the women’s bathroom. They were committed to a community Stacy Rebich Hespana. “Did you consider not only the eco- SBPD needs a new home. However, we are still a town small policing model, she said. She wanted the new police head- nomic and practical elements, but also the social ramifica- enough to have openness and transparency in our political quarters to include space for people to engage in safe online tions of your selection?” she asked. “Do you have a document process. We are also fortunate to have an incredibly talented, transactions, and she welcomed other ideas about what to you could share with us? I would really like to study it.” Hess resourceful, creative, and wealthy community. The argument said he didn’t, but that he would put one together and post that the Farmers Market parking lot is the only empty spot include in the new building. that meets the criteria just doesn’t suffice. More dialogue is Next, a senior city planner said she could answer one or it online. two general questions, but to know how and why they arrived Morgan Carter stood talking with a police captain. “If you needed. More imagination is needed. Because, at the end of at their conclusion, we should talk to the person at each of the could have any place you want for the new police building, the day, it should not be cops versus crops. easels around the room. where would that be?” he asked. “The News-Press building “Is the city going to find a suitable new site for the Farmers would have been ideal,” he said. “Too bad it’s not for sale.” Laurence Hauben was executive director of Farmers Market 2003Market before going ahead with its plan to take over the cur- “Everything is for sale except the dog,” I said. “What kind 2005 and obtained permission from the city to sell meat, dairy, rent location?” someone asked. “You should go to Station 2 of dog do you have?” Captain Todd asked. Next, we were bread, and wine. INDEPENDENT.COM

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PAST Portrait of W.W. Hollister Jr., son of family patriarch William Wells Hollister (ca. 1887).


Looking down State Street from the 700 block, ca. 1883. Tracks down the middle of the unpaved road were for a mule-drawn trolley that carried guests from Stearns Wharf to the Arlington Hotel. Rafaela Medran in front of her adobe home in the 200 block of East Carrillo Street. She died in 1890 at the age of 118.

S.B. Public Library Digitizes More than

2,500 Historic Images By Tyler Hayden PHOTOS COURTESY

SANTA BARBARA LIBRARY Caption information provided by John Woodward and Lisa Lunsford


treasure trove of rare photographs chronicling Santa Barbara’s earliest days has been liberated from a corner of the Central Library archive room and uploaded to a public website for all to admire and explore. “These photographs have been locked away in a file cabinet for over 60 years,” said Library Director Jessica Cadiente. “By digitizing them and making the images available online for free, we have not only preserved critical pieces of Santa Barbara history; we have made it available to anyone anywhere in the world.” The collection of 2,500 or so images — dating all the way back to the first years of photography in the mid-1800s, when Ulysses S. Grant was president and State Street was a muddy thoroughfare of horses and carriages — depicts all corners of Santa Barbara life through the turn of the century. There are snapshots of Franciscan friars and De la Guerra descendants, the first Southern Pacific train and the old Potter Hotel, Fiesta celebrations and earthquake destruction.

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Cover Story Matais Reyes was a woodcutter and a familiar character around Santa Barbara in the 1880s. He made his living by gathering firewood in the foothills and bringing it to town on his burros.

Santa Barbara residents Rebecca Stoddard, Patty Wright, and Miss McClaren (first name unknown) ride their Flower Festival carriage decorated with pink satin ribbon (ca. 1893). Workmen enter the Santa Barbara Waterworks Tunnel, the four-mile route to the construction camp at Gibraltar Dam. A city librarian wrapped in canvas for protection carries books on loan to the camp library (ca. 1920).


From left to right, historian John Woodward, librarian Jace Turner, and digital specialist Lisa Lunsford teamed up to make Edson Smith’s one-of-akind photo collection available to everyone. The original prints will remain in safekeeping and can be viewed by special appointment only.

The main building blocks of the series came from a man named Edson Ashley Smith. Born in 1887 along the waterfront near where Stearns Wharf now stands, Smith was the son of county undersheriff Rufus Dana Smith. After an early career as a bookkeeper for the United Electric Gas & Power Company, Edson Smith served as secretary of the Santa Barbara Club for 43 years. Throughout his lifetime, he amassed a collection of historic photographs, taking special pride in images of the city’s original adobes, construction of the downtown Fountain Saloon, and of a poll tax receipt that proved Richard Jenkins paid county treasurer R. Carrillo three dollars in 1857 for the right to vote. Smith married and had a daughter, and upon his death in 1947, he willed his photography collection to Santa Barbara College (UCSB’s precursor), which later gave it to the library. Little else is known about the man, though his News-Press obituary states, “Santa Barbara Club members invariably found him considerable, helpful, and friendly.” For the next six decades, Smith’s collection — along with hundreds of additional photos that had been donated to the library over the years — sat squirreled away, known only to staff and a handful of area historians. That is, until a fateful conversa-

tion took place in 2015 between Community Relations Librarian Jace Turner and art gallery owner Frank Goss. Turner expressed the library’s longstanding desire to digitize the images, to which Goss suggested he connect with John Woodward, a Santa Barbara attorney and historian with a vast photography collection of his own. The two met and brought on digital expert Lisa Lunsford to round out the team. Woodward, a protégé of famed preservationist Pearl Chase, is paying for the project with a grant through the library foundation. Once it’s completed, he’ll support a new effort to catalog and preserve the library’s own archives, some of which recount the Faulkner Gallery’s opening in 1930. At that time, it was the only art gallery between Los Angeles and San Francisco and hosted the works of Picasso, Matisse, and Klee alongside performances by the London String Quartet. Reviews of the time slammed Picasso and called for more shows by Santa Barbara landscape painter Lockwood de Forest. The process of sorting and scanning each individual photograph is tedious, admits Lunsford, but she enjoys the work. She’s carried out similar projects for the Mission Archive and the Maritime

The Potter Hotel on West Cabrillo Boulevard, seen here shortly after it was completed in 1903, attracted countless visitors to Santa Barbara until it was destroyed by fire on April 13, 1921.

Los Baños del Mar (ca. 1905)

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Cover Story The greatest peacetime tragedy for the U.S. Navy occurred on September 8, 1923, when seven destroyers ran aground due to a navigational error at Honda Point near Lompoc. All the ships and 23 sailors were lost.

A giant grapevine in Carpinteria (ca. 1910) The original Hotel Californian on lower State Street — recently reopened at the same location — had been open only four days before the building was heavily damaged in the earthquake of June 29, 1925. A young girl, name unknown, sits atop a burro in front of the Anastacio Carrillo Adobe on January 31, 1889.

Museum and has developed a preternatural ability to identify buildings and faces, often correcting captions penciled on the back of the dusty, curling pieces of paper. Last Thursday, she and Woodward sat hunched with magnifying glasses over a table spread with black and white pictures, gently debating but ultimately agreeing upon a few remaining details. “Getting the correct information is an ongoing process,” said Woodward. “It’s not 100 percent, but if we get 95 percent, I’m thrilled.” Crowd-sourced tips through the online portal will also help. Among the collection’s many jewels are original works by Santa Barbara’s first resident photographers, E.J. Hayward and Henry Muzzall, who came from Indiana in the 1870s. They set up their studio in downtown’s tallest structure, the clock building, and captured panoramas of what was then an airy, pastoral community. They also took images of the Mission with their stereo camera that produced two side-by-side photos from slightly different angles that would then be viewed with a special stereoscope. The technology didn’t yet exist to print photographs in magazines or books, so these images would have been looked at in awe in parlors across the country. Only about 30 percent of the collection’s photographers are known, their names stamped directly onto the negatives. Now that the collection is publicly accessible, Turner hopes others will be inspired to let the library digitize their photos of historic merit. The hard copies probably won’t live there permanently, he said, noting the library isn’t set up for longterm, climate-controlled storage. But while Lunsford with her technical skill and Woodward with his unmatched knowledge

are both available, it’s the perfect time to do the preservation work. They’re also on the lookout for 150 missing photos that were originally part of a 450-shot series. “If they’re around, they’re in somebody’s closet,” said Woodward. Already, the website has generated attention, even overseas. The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Italy, dedicated to the legacy of the revered shoe designer, recently contacted the library because it had found photographs of Ferragamo’s first shoe store at 1033 State Street and wanted to use them for an upcoming exhibit. “We said of course! They’re all public, and they’re all free,” said Turner. “It was really neat.” Then just this week, Turner received a call from a family up in San Francisco. They’d also seen the site and wanted to donate prints of landscape designs by a Dutch relative hired by some of Montecito’s first landowners. “This is what it’s all about,” said Turner. Beyond the collection’s wow factor, Turner went on, is its powerful reflection of Santa Barbara’s aesthetic heritage. It highlights what our region’s historians fight so hard to preserve, and it proves the city’s enduring appeal is no accident. “Part of the goal of this project is to reflect the reasons why Santa Barbara looks the way it looks,” Turner said. “There’s a reason why people want to live here, and I think it’s important for people of the younger generation to understand there’s a philosophy to that. It was very deliberate, very planned.” To view the entire Edson Smith Collection, visit and follow the links. The Black Gold Cooperative manages the catalogs for libraries from Paso Robles to Santa Paula, and it features other rich photography series, including visual histories of Hispanic and native peoples along the Central Coast. 

A group of Franciscan friars pose in the corridor of the Santa Barbara Mission’s front arcade (ca. 1882).

A crowd gathered to greet the first train to arrive in Santa Barbara on August 19, 1887.

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Nir Kabaretti, conductor State Street Ballet, William Soleau Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara, Jonathan Fox Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale (Complete) – with Christopher Lloyd, narrator; actors and dancers The Santa Barbara Symphony continues its landmark 65th season with Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, a work that changed the course of 20thcentury music like no other. Paired with this dramatic piece, the Symphony will partner with legendary actor Christopher Lloyd who will start the evening alongside the State Street Ballet and the Ensemble Theatre Company for an exciting 100th Anniversary performance of The Soldiers Tale, Igor Stravinsky’s Faustian parable about a deserting soldier who loses his soul to the devil. This performance of The Soldiers Tale will be complete with narration by Christopher Lloyd, actors and dancers. Generously sponsored by Robin and Kay Frost, and Barbara Burger and Paul E. Munch.

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Hammered Metal Jewelry Workshop with Lindsey Cossman Learn the art of pounding hammered metal

jewelry with Lindsey Cossman, owner of Dancing Flame Glass. Work with stainless steel and copper to design a necklace, bracelet, or anklet while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine. 6-8pm. Shops@Waterline, 120 Santa Barbara St. $50.

THURSDAY 11/15 11/15-11/18: Vanity Fair by Kate Hamill Kate Hamill’s adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s 1848 novel follows two women — clever Becky, born from the streets and not afraid to break the rules or behave like a man to get what she wants, and softhearted Amelia, privileged and scared to bend the rules — who can’t thrive without the other. Thu.-Fri.: 8pm; Sat.: 2 and 8pm; Sun.: 2pm. Performing Arts Theater, UCSB. $12-$16. Call 893-2064.

the books by Dr. Seuss. 12:30 and 6:30pm. New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. Free-$10. Call 965-5400. 11/15: State of Our Schools Join the S.B. Education Foundation for a presentation by Superintendent Cary Matsuoka of the S.B. Unified School District to discuss

today’s area education issues followed by a Q&A. There will be a continental networking breakfast prior to the presentation. Reservations are required. Breakfast: 7:30am; presentation: 8:15am. New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. Free-$25. Call 284-9125. Matsuoka

FRIDAY 11/16 11/16-11/18: Amélie This 2017 Broadway

11/15: The Return of Gray Wolves to California Join Pamela Flick, senior California representative for Defenders of Wildlife, in a presentation about the gray wolf and its history, ecological role, and population in North America and California. 7:30pm. Los Olivos Community Organization Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 693-5683.

11/15-11/21: A Crimson Holiday

11/15: Seussical Jr. Marymount School presents this upbeat musical full of singing and dancing, based on


student showcase follows the story of J. Bruce Ismay, an upper-crust Englishman who built the RMS Titanic and on the fateful night it sunk, with no women and children in sight, stepped into the last lifeboat and was branded a coward and traitor forever. Thu.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sat.: 2pm. Jurkowitz Theatre, SBCC, 801 Cliff Dr. $10-$18. Call 965-5935.

This uptown artisan gift gallery features 38 of the area’s most talented artists, designers, and authors for your holiday shopping pleasure. Open through January 31, 2019. Mon.-Fri.: 10am-8pm; Sat.: 10am-6pm; Sun.: 11am-6pm. Across Chico’s, La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave. Call 570-9444.

11/15-11/17: The Last Lifeboat This


Patrisse Cullors Cofounder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and founder of grassroots Los Angeles–based organization Dignity and Power Now, Patrisse Cullors will speak about her life as an artist, organizer, educator, public speaker, and author of the New York Times best seller When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. 6-7pm. Corwin Pavilion, UCSB. Free. Call 893-8411.

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teachers, and experts representing modern herbalism, integrative medicine, integrative pharmacy, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and Chumash healing. There will also be a PhytoPhunk Dance & Elixir Bar event and an herbal marketplace. Visit the website for a full schedule. Fri.: 6-9pm; Sat.: 8am-11pm; Sun.: 8am-6pm. Various locations, Ojai. Symposium: $25-$255; marketplace: free. Call 646-6281.

11/16: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra Delight in the sounds

musical based on the 2001 romantic comedy follows the journey of the painfully shy but inquisitive Amélie as she turns the streets of Montmartre into her dreams while secretly orchestrating small acts of kindness that bring joy to those around her. Fri.-Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $20-$35. Call 963-0408.

of the Grammy Award–winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra’s joint performance. More than 50 artists will perform Adam’s Lament, Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, and work by Carlo Gesualdo, Brett Dean, and Lepo Sumera. 7pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10-$50. Call 893-3535.

11/16: Vetrepeneur LAUNCH! Calling

11/16: Roy Orbison Returns Come out and celebrate the life and music of Roy Orbison with Wiley Ray and the Big O Band, who will play Orbison’s hits, including “Pretty Woman,”“Crying,” and more. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $39$54. Call 963-0761.

all veterans (and their spouses and dependents), business educators, and students from all disciplines to this event for veterans looking to launch a business idea of their own. Find valuable resources and inspiration to bring your business venture to life! Registration is required. 2-4:30pm. Fé Bland Forum, Business/Communication Ctr., SBCC West Campus, 721 Cliff Dr. Free.

11/16-11/18: 2018 Ojai Herbal Symposium: Natural Resilience This symposium will offer lectures with authors,

11/16: Free Criminal Record Clearance and Prop. 47 Legal Clinics During this clinic, individuals with appointments will meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys to complete their criminal record expungements and Prop. 47 reductions free of charge. You must call to make



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15-21 “Lotus Land” by Yuliya Lennon

8pm; Sun.: 3pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $29-$135. Call 899-2222.

11/17: Art Inspired by Astronomy




Opening Reception: Abstraction Attraction Enjoy

a group show featuring six S.B. artists: Karin Aggeler, Theresa Carter, Yuliya Lennon, Charlie Patton, Beth Schmohr, and Iben G. Vestergaard. The exhibit shows through January 13, 2019. 5-8pm. MichaelKate Interiors and Gallery, 132 Santa Barbara St. Free. Call 963-1411. an appointment and bring a copy of your criminal record. 1-5pm. Veterans’ Memorial Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call (323) 739-8093. TICKETS AVAILABLE: SB BOWL OR AT AXS.COM / SBBOWL.COM / GOLDENVOICE.COM

11/16: Third Friday Swing Dance Start the night with a beginning swing class, and then try your moves out to live music by the Jumpin’ Joz Band. 7:30pm. Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E. Carrillo St. $15-$20. Call 897-2519.

Guests will learn about constellations and the night sky and also enjoy a private planetarium show and tour of the Palmer Observatory that will include telescope viewing followed by the chance to make your own watercolor constellation masterpiece. 5:3011/16: SambaDá This band will bring its 8pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Afro-samba-funk-dance music to old clas- Puesta del Sol. $40-$45. Call 682-4711 x170. sics and original numbers. 9pm-midnight. Brasil Arts Café, 1230 State St. $10-$12. Call 11/17: The Doublewide Kings Play 845-7656. Neil Young Spend a night grooving with the Doublewide Kings as they play in tribute to Neil Young. Enjoy hits like “Sugar Mountain” and “Cinnamon Girl” in a one-nightonly concert performance. 8pm. Lobero 11/17: Thanksgiving Boxes Guest Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $35-$48. Call artist Beth Amine will teach the art of build- 963-0761. ing boxes in this fun, Thanksgiving-themed workshop. 10am-noon. Art From Scrap, 302 11/17: No Indoor Voices Kimmie Dee E. Cota St. $8. Children ages 6 or younger needs you to laugh, so she’s bringing you must be accompanied by an adult. Call comics Mark Brazill (cocreator and writer, 884-0459. That 70’s Show), Jackie Kashian (Conan, Maron, Comedy Central), Steven Lolli aka 11/17-11/18: The Rite of Spring The S.B. The Urban Jew, and Laurie Kilmartin (EmmySymphony presents Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite nominated writer for Conan and author of of Spring and will begin the evening along- Dead People Suck). 8-9:45pm. Brazil Arts side the State Street Ballet and the Ensemble Café, 1230 State St. $15. Call 846-7656. Theatre Company for a performance of A Soldier’s Tale with narration by actor Christopher Lloyd. There will be a lecture 45 11/17: 41st Annual Turkey minutes prior to each performance. Sat.: Trot 5K/10K Invite family and friends to run for a good cause, and enjoy



46th Annual Las Floralias Floral Arrangement Show and Sale Come

peruse tables of unique floral arrangements and long-lasting holiday wreaths made by members of the Las Floralias flower-arranging club. Instructors will give practical demonstrations at 1 p.m. Proceeds will go toward a grant to benefit area school art programs. Sat.: 9am-3pm; Sun.: 10am-3pm. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Free.

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WEEK Shows on Tap 11/15, 11/17: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair. 6:308:30pm. Sat.: Layovr. 9-11:30pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702.

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11/15-11/17, 11/21: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Thu.: Kylie Butler. Fri.: Charlie Barker. Sat.: Nax. Wed.: Jim Rankin. 5:30-8:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200.


11/15-11/16: Eos Lounge Thu.: Wongo. Free with RSVP. Fri.: Prom Night featuring Capyac. Free-$5. 9pm-1:30am. 500 Anacapa St. Ages 21+. Call 564-2410.

Third Eye Blind

11/15-11/17, 11/20: M.Special Brewing Co. Thu.: Grandpa Dolph. 6-8pm. Fri.: Bullfrog Blues Band. 6-9pm. Sat.: O.n.E. 6-9pm. Tue.: Unplugged



8 PM

Night: Kevin Cappon of Uncle Uncle. 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. COURTESY

Free. Call 968-6500.


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SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: Jared & The Mill, The Brambles, Wild Coast. 8pm. $12-$15. Ages 18+. Fri.: John Craigie, Rainbow Girls. 8pm. $16-$21. Ages 18+. Sat.: Salsa Night: Conjunto Oye. 10pm. $17$20. Tue.: Women of Song in the Round: Jena Douglas, Mary Madden, Katheryn Boisen, Sherie Davis. 7pm. $8. Wed.: Hansen Family & Friends Annual Songfest. 7pm. Free. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776.





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11/16-11/18: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Sidney Kovacs. 6-9pm. Sat.: John Lyle; 1-4pm. The Nombres; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Dusty Jugz; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066.

New Year's Eve Dance Party:

11/16-11/17: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (S.B.) Fri.: Bear Market Riot. Sat.: Paradise Kings. 7-10pm. 137 Anacapa St. Ages 21+. Free. Call 694-2252 x342.

Boogie Knights & The Spazmatics

11/16-11/18: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Dusty Jugz. 8-11pm. Sat.: Sleeping Dogs. 8pm. Sun.: Steve and the Regulars. 1-5pm. Free-$5. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Ages 21+. Call 686-4785.




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11/16-11/17: Santa Barbara Cider Co. Fri.: Dyado. Sat.: Kenny Taylor. 6-8pm. 325 Rutherford St., Ste. D., Goleta. Free. Call 695-2457. 11/16-11/17: Uptown Lounge Fri.: Heart & Soul. Sat.: Out of the Blue. 9pm-midnight. 3126 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 845-8800.

11/16-11/19: Velvet Jones Fri.: Metalachi. 7pm. $15-$20. Sat.: King Lil G & Rittz. 8pm. $30-$35. Sun.: Bhad Bhabie. 8pm. GA: $20-$25; VIP: $75. Mon.: Childish Major. 7pm. $TK. 423 State St. Call 965-8676. Continued on p. 35 3 4 0 0 E H i g h w a y 24 6 , S a n t a Yn e z · 8 0 0 - 24 8 - 6 2 74 · C h u m a s h C a s i n o . c o m


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10 YEARS on State Street

11/18: Jill Felber and the Nexus String Quartet The UCSB Department

This November,

of Music presents a recital of Amy Beach’s Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet, Op. 80, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 Dissonance Quartet, and Joan Tower’s Rising for flute and string quartet. 3-5pm. Karl Geiringer Hall, UCSB. Free. Call 893-2064.

Complimentary Champagne Toast with Your Lunch or Dinner Entree

MONDAY 11/19 11/19: Heart Jewel Prayers Chanted


S.B. Bird Sanctuary Fall Fundraiser Spend the afternoon meeting the flock, bidding on auction items, enjoying healthy snacks, and viewing and discussing two short documentary films, Under Her Wing and Taking Flight: Flames, Floods, and Festivals. Proceeds will go toward sanctuary operating expenses lost due to the Thomas Fire and mudslides. 1-4pm. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Ctr., 524 Chapala St. $10-$20. breathtaking views of the UCSB campus, lagoon, and beach. Proceeds will benefit the Chad Briner Student Staff Development Fund, which promotes leadership within the Department of Recreation. 8:30am. Lagoon Lawn, UCSB. $25-$30.

11/17: Children’s Craft Event: Celebrate Children’s Picture Book Month Make crafts, play games, and

11/19: Blues Night Enjoy a night of dinner, drinks and rockin’ blues music with Teresa Russell and Tom B. 8pm-midnight. The Red Piano, 519 State St. Free. Call 358-1439.

his impact was even broader and deeper than previously understood. 2-5pm. Concord Hall, Institute of World Culture, 1407 Chapala St. Suggested donation: $2. Call 966-3941.


SUNDAY 11/18 11/18: Fantastic Tangos Pianist and author Kacey Link will perform works by tango masters Astor Piazzolla, Julian Plaza, and Carlos Gardel. Don’t be surprised if the music moves you to get up and take the floor. 2pm. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $8-$10. Call 640-1158.

11/20: Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Clergy and religious leaders from Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Quaker, Unitarian, Roman Catholic, and Protestant traditions will celebrate and give thanks for the resilience and compassion expressed throughout our larger community in the past year. A freewill offering will benefit the Unity Shoppe and the Institute for Collective Trauma and Growth. 7pm. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 963-3579.

11/17: 2nd Annual Santa Barbara Cerveza Festival There will be more


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enjoy activities inspired by your favorite childhood books, with a chance to win a book. 2:30-4:00pm. Goleta Valley Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878.

meditations are a great opportunity to engage in a group as you request blessings, protections, and guidance of the holy beings for ourselves or for others. Prayers are in English and also include a period of silence for meditation. 10:30-11:30am. Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr., 508 Brinkerhoff Ave. Free. Call 563-6000.

than 40 beers from Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, and more, along with delicious food and live music. 4-10pm. Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. $10. Festival

11/17: Abe Lincoln Living History Join historian John Voehl as Abraham Lincoln in Log Cabin to White House. This presentation will include information about Abraham Lincoln’s education, election, inaugural speeches, and the Gettysburg Address. 3:30-4:30pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5621.

11/17: Pythagoras and the Arts of Antiquity and the European Renaissance Learn what is currently known about one of the most brilliant and influential sages of ancient Greece and how recent scholarship has revealed that

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Dorado Schmitt & the Django Festival All-Stars Enjoy a night of hot swing jazz with Dorado Schmitt and the Django Festival All-Stars as they follow in the footsteps Django Reinhardt and top jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $39$105. Call 963-0761.

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Waking Up to the Present Lessen your stress in a mindful-

ness workshop dedicated to finding true happiness within and how to live a more fulfilled life. Learn basic meditation and mindfulness skills that will take you deeper into your practice. 6:30-7:30pm. Pure Luna Women’s Apothecary, 2009 Chapala St. Free. Call 450-2484.





Carpinteria: 800 block of Linden Ave., 3-6pm



Montecito: 1100 and 1200 blocks of Coast Village Rd., 8-11:15am


Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, 10am-2pm Old Town S.B.: 500-600 blocks of State St., 3-6:30pm


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

Solvang: Copenhagen Dr. and 1st St., 2:30-6pm


Rain or shine, meet local fishermen on the Harbor’s commercial pier, and buy fresh fish (filleted or whole), live crab, abalone, sea urchins, and more. 117 Harbor Wy., 6-11am. Call 259-7476.

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11/17-11/18: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (Los Olivos) Sat.: 3 Way Stop. Sun.: Just Dave. 2-5pm. 2363 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. Ages 21+. Free. Call 694-2252 x343. 11/17: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 962-2668.



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When it comes to politics, the deep story is more powerful than facts, logic, and evidence. environmental safeguards and decades of toxic waste dumped by giant petrochemical plants that dominate the state’s economy and politics. How was it possible, Hochschild wondered, for citizens to want a clean environment yet support a political movement that advocated abolishing the Environmental Protection Agency?

What Hochschild learned from the people she interviewed was the “deep story,” which is best described as felt truth about the way things are. When it comes to politics, the deep story is more powerful than facts, logic, and evidence. The deep story is about emotion, and when your deep story tells you that the federal government is a financial sinkhole that gives your tax money to the undeserving, you can overlook the fact that half of your state’s budget comes from that same federal government. If you’re a white man in the South, you can draw a line from the 1860s to the 1960s and hold the view that for a hundred years you’ve lost ground to women, minorities, and immigrants. It’s difficult for a political liberal to scale the empathy wall and experience what the world feels like to a political conservative, and vice versa, but if the deep ideological divisions in the United States are to be healed, this must happen. In Strangers in Their Own Land, Arlie Russell Hochschild shows us how to get over the wall and return with a deeper understanding. —Brian Tanguay

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ince the 2016 election of Donald Trump, Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right has been a primary source for people trying to understand how a bombastic real estate mogul and reality TV star, thrice married, many times bankrupt, and who during his campaign insulted women, Mexican immigrants, people with disabilities, and Muslims, won the support of millions of Americans. Five years before Donald Trump’s bid for the White House, Hochschild was doing research in Lake Charles, Louisiana, a hotbed of support for the Tea Party. Hochschild chose Lake Charles, in Calcasieu Parish, because she wanted to understand what she calls a keyhole issue: environmental pollution. Calcasieu Parish is one of the most polluted counties in the United States due to Louisiana’s lax


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hat was once a lumberjack’s favorite sport is now taking the country by storm, or rather, by river. Last weekend, students from UCSB claimed both the men’s and women’s championships at the Key Log Rolling Collegiate Tournament Series hosted by UCLA. Sixteen participants from UCSB, UCLA, and CSU Northridge competed. Willem Geier and Iris Wu came out on top. The first collegiate logrolling tournaments — one of which was hosted by UCSB — took place last year, and since then, the sport has only grown in popularity. Two competitors go head-to-head, standing on opposite ends of a log and spinning it with their feet at different speeds and directions until one of them is thrown off. The sport took root in America in the 1800s, when mass amounts of lumber were needed to build the country’s expanding cities. Rivers provided natural transportation for the wood, and men were hired to prevent jams. To avoid falling, workers learned to roll the logs, soon competing with each other to see who could stay on top the longest. From there, logrolling was passed down through the generations. Until 1981, competitive rollers used wooden logs and wore spiked shoes to prevent slipping. But this caused wood-chip problems for the pools where tournaments were held. Fortunately, seven-time logrolling champion Judy Scheer Hoeschler solved that problem by carpeting the logs, but the issue of acquiring and transporting a 500-pound cedar log remained. Years later, Hoeschler’s daughter, Abby Hoeschler Delaney, developed the Key Log, a 65-pound synthetic product that spins, reacts, and floats just like the real thing. Together, the Hoeschlers cofounded the company Key Log Rolling, and the sport spread to nine countries, 150 colleges, and more than 500 camps, clubs, and military bases around the United States. According to UCSB champ Geier, “The synthetic log has really changed the sport.” He and the other competitors lug theirs every Friday to the campus’s Recreation Center to practice. The UCLA tournament is part of a long-term plan to take logrolling to the Olympics someday. In 2017, the United States Aquatic Log Rolling Organization was established as the sanctioning body, creating a set of rules and standards. Key Log Rolling plans to hold the first United States championships in 2019. —Tess Kenny


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or two years, I’ve been suffering from a strange, specific feeling: I’m in a hole in the ground and steamy manure is being shoveled on top of me as I lie there holding my breath. I’d been counting on the midterm elections to offer sweet relief from this slow-death-by-dung sensation. But donating $10 to distant campaigns and sharing social media posts about voter rights weren’t helping me shake that feeling of being powerless over my own fate — of having to shut my eyes tight and just … acclimate to the aroma of excrement. So when a friend asked if I would canvass door-to-door for a Democratic candidate in a tight congressional race two days before the election, I jumped at the chance to do something that might actually have an impact. I’ve never canvassed before, and in fact I loathe anyone coming to my door uninvited. But if I’ve learned anything since Election Day 2016, it’s that democracy is a full-contact sport. So I suited up in sunscreen and sneakers and got out the gosh-dang vote. We had 30 minutes of training (it’s illegal to leave literature in mailboxes and a waste of time to engage in arguments) before being sent out in pairs to our assigned neighborhoods. It was rattlingly awkward for the first couple of houses, but then you find your groove. I enjoyed telling people that our candidate supports women’s reproductive rights, more funding for schools, and protecting social security — but that I personally just want to hamstring the sociopath who struts through our West Wing dreaming up ways to romance the Klan (I’m paraphrasing). by Starshine My husband and I “dropped lit” or spoke to voters at 109 houses over five hours in 85-degree heat. And we learned so much along email: the way:


(1) Despite the deluge of proud-voter posts on your social media feeds, many people don’t give a flying fascist about elections. Most folks I spoke to didn’t realize Election Day was 48 hours away … and that their polling place was the school they could literally see from their front door. (2) You would not believe how much political campaigns know about you before they approach your door. We used an app that told us the name, age, party preference, voting frequency, and polling place of the residents of every house on every block in any neighborhood. Canvassers might not tell you they know all that because they don’t want to freak you out, but they know it. (3) “No Solicitors” signs are a joke. Our trainer told us to ignore them because we weren’t selling anything and we had every right to communicate with voters. Astoundingly, no one with a “No Solicitors” sign grumbled at me for bypassing it. (4) Video doorbells are campaign kryptonite. Fact: Anyone who sees you and your “Vote!” T-shirt and clipboard before they open the door will not open the door. I never spoke to a single person at a house where I had to push a Ring™ video-camera doorbell and stand there uncomfortably while they assessed me from within. *shiver* Another volunteer was nearly whacked with a broom on her route, but we found most folks friendly and most conversations fascinating, from the young woman with a heart transplant who was concerned about preexisting conditions to the young man — a first-time voter — who wanted to talk through his feelings on abortion. My favorite encounter was a nonvoter: a Mexican gentleman excited about taking his citizenship test next week so he could start voting to “put checks and balances back in the government.” I bruised my knuckle from knocking so much, I sweat through my sweat-proof deodorant, and I nearly peed my pants thanks to lunging guard dogs who clearly mistook me for a Republican. But I went home feeling more powerful — and more peaceful — than I had in 24 feculent months. And when our candidate won her seat in the House of Representatives, I finally clambered out of my mental manure pit and inhaled the sweet, scat-free scent … of hope. Read more at


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RAM TOUGH: Quarterback Jack Deardorff (12) and coach Ben Soto (left) led the Cate Rams to nine consecutive wins before they were upset in the CIF -man football quarterfinals.

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ate School, an exclusive private school situated at the end of an uphill gated road, would seem to be a world apart from the surrounding community of Carpinteria. Its football team competes with similar prep schools in the unique 8-man division. But the Rams can trace their roots directly to the Carpinteria High Warriors. Ben Soto, Cate’s head football coach, played for the Warriors in the early 1970s. A prominently displayed photo in Soto’s office shows him with two of his Carpinteria coaches, Mike Warren and Lou Panizzon. “They are very influential people in my life,” Soto said. He played football under Warren and baseball under Panizzon, who later became head football coach. “Panizzon hired me to help out, one thing led to another, and here I am,” Soto said. “What those guys taught me is what I’m doing here.” Soto, 63, went up the hill to become Cate’s baseball coach more than 30 years ago. He took the reins of the football program at its inception in 2005. “We went 3-3 the first year,” he said. “A lot of people came up to me: ‘How did you win your first year of 8-man?’ We have good athletes. Everybody’s playing something.” The Rams had perhaps their greatest season come to an end Monday. They were 9-0 and ranked No. 1 in the state, but in a CIF quarterfinal game that was interrupted by smoke from the Southern California fires, they lost to Windward of Los Angeles, 31-27. The game, originally scheduled for Friday, was postponed to Saturday, and then it was suspended at halftime with Windward leading at home, 16-13. The second half was played at Newport Beach on Monday, and the Rams were unable to complete a comeback. A week earlier, in a first-round playoff game under the lights at Carpinteria High, the Rams routed Desert Christian, 89-15, even though Soto did everything in his power not to run up the score. Cate’s success stems from Soto’s old-school coaching style that is embraced by the young men who play for him. “I love him to death,” said Jack Deardorff, the Rams’ sensational senior quarterback. “I have him for baseball and football. I couldn’t ask for a better leader. He teaches life lessons


through sports.” Deardorff also plays on the soccer team. Every Cate student is required to play more than one sport. “I’m not one to say you’ll be a better football player if all you do is football,” Soto said. “You can learn from all different kinds of sports. We have everything from rock climbing to canoeing to bike riding, as well as major team sports.” Deardorff said, “I never played tackle before coming here. I didn’t think I could play quarterback because I’m so small [58, 155 pounds], but growing up playing baseball I could throw pretty well.” He also proved to be a clever runner, weaving his way through 8-man defenses. He accounted for 37 touchdowns: 21 rushing and 16 passing. After routinely amassing impressive statistics, Deardorff was nominated throughout the season for Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table player of the week awards. He was always a runner-up, and Cate assistant David Soto, Ben’s son, called him “Susan Lucci.” The Rams had other weapons, including Drew Anastasio, a power runner from Texas who gave up Friday night lights for Saturday afternoon sun; junior receiver Thomas Nettesheim; and two-way junior lineman Scott Holmes, one of several players whose parents are on the Cate faculty or staff. Jack and William Deardorff, a sophomore who also is an explosive runner, live with their family in Santa Barbara. Most other students board at Cate, and their daily schedule of classes, practices, meals, study time, and lights out is regulated to the minute. “This is one of smallest groups we’ve had,” Soto said of the 2018 football team. “It’s a sign of the times. A: Parents are concerned about concussions. B: Too many kids, in my personal opinion, don’t want to put effort into something that takes effort.” Holmes said, “My dad wouldn’t let me play football anywhere but Cate. We learn to lead with your shoulder, not with your head, that kind of thing.” Soto, whose office door is open to all students who want to seek his guidance, was one of 50 coaches singled out of 800 national nominees to receive the Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award in a ceremony at Stanford University last April.

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morning. Clearly, Burnett must make more, but that’s a of wine and sunshine and tacos al pastor logistical headache—he crafts his doughnuts offsite in a aplenty? For those seeking a top-tier dough- commissary kitchen, as the Mosaic Locale has no space nut, the stretch between Leadbetter Beach for a proper kitchen. and La Cumbre Peak is so bereft that our best bet is drivBy the time I sauntered in at 8:45 a.m., the pumpkin ing an hour-plus north to San Luis Obispo or south to cheesecake doughnuts were dusted. So I chose between the San Fernando Valley. That’s a commute that mort- the vanilla bean glazed (the only non-rotating style), gage lender-turned-entrepreneur John Burnett could brown butter and sea salt, fig-honey-pistachio, Mexican no longer suffer. cocoa, apple cobbler, passion fruit-orange-guava (beauOne morning in 2013, Burnett realized that, despite tified with an edible flower from Flora Vista Farms), the few classic, workhorse doughnut shops in town, and PB&J (peanut butter glaze adorned with a lattice of he couldn’t find the kind of high-end morsel blackberry jam glaze). he craved. “All of these people in Santa Each day, Hook & Press offers eight flavors, Barbara love fresh, seasonal [foods],” each made from scratch, incorporating said Burnett, so he started brainregional ingredients when possible, and storming flavor combinations with costing $3.25. The yeast-raised rounds—a his wife, Denisse Salinas, a private fritter is in the works—are neither too chef. “That got us really excited. We Hones His Gourmet Morning dense nor too airy. They’re a solid two recognized that the doughnut is a Treats for Sell-Out Crowds inches of sufficient heft with the main perfect canvas.” sweetness coming from the goopy yet BY BRIAN YAEGER culinary toppings. The brown butter one Inspired by nouveau doughnut artlands with a high-pitched savory note unafraid ists such as Sidecar Doughnuts in Santa to put its nuttier, butterier foot forward and then Monica and The Salty Donut in Miami, Burnett and Salinas — who’s also a food blogger at LePetit letting the salt granules run cleanup. Despite Burnett’s computer file with baker’s — began developing the concept for Hook & Press Donuts. “Hook” refers to the mixing attachment ens ideas (and impressionist sketches to match), the used to make the dough, and “press” for coffee, which daily selection is strategically curated. “I think eight is enough,” he said. “You want them to have their own is the doughnut’s finest accompaniment. Three years later, they were selling their first dough- personalities. Yet there’s something for everyone: bright nuts privately. Then, last month, Santa Barbara’s first and fruity versus rich and chocolaty.” brick-and-mortar gourmet doughnut business debuted With upcoming plans to incorporate chai, chia seeds, in the new Mosaic Locale, a co-op in the former Peet’s and maybe Draughtsmen’s porter beer, there are both Coffee spearheaded by the Impact Hub. Joining Hook mature flavors and ones sure to please wide-eyed chil& Press in the venture are empanada maestros Buena dren — luckily, none of them were there in line when Onda and Goleta’s brew-masters Draughtsmen Ale- Hook & Press sold out, at least not in the literal sense. works, plus a minifridge for Juice Ranch’s nectars. Said Burnett of his doughnut dream becoming a reality, How much demand is there for these hole-y hedo- “I’m trying to bring out the 6-year-old in all of us.” nistic treats? On day one, Hook & Press opened at 8 a.m. and was sold out in 90 minutes. Ditto the following 1131 State St.; 689-6820;


apartment most nights studying industriously for the LSAT, he had already outlined a detailed career map for himself that included a move to New York City and a corner office at a prestigious East Coast firm. But during one notably grueling study session, when the weight of principles and analytics threatened to send him over the edge, Smith made a compulsive decision that would alter the course of his life forever. “I put my books down, walked into the kitchen, and baked a loaf of bread,” he laughed. Using a Brendan Smith and recipe he’d been carryRachel Greenspan ing around for a year, he found the process to be Open New Hangout curiously therapeutic. on Coast Village Road “There was a real science to it; the precision and BY NINETTE PALOMA focus made me instantly obsessed.” For Smith, the next few years would play out like a modern Jules Verne novel: the sheepish phone call to his parents relaying an unceremonious career shift, the long train ride to rural New Hampshire for a one-year baking internship on a sustainable farm, and that eventual move to New York—baking bread in the dead of winter out of an outdoor shipping container at the infamous pizzeria Roberta’s. “Those were surreal times,” he recalled. “Four a.m. shifts in the middle of a snowstorm aren’t for everyone.” It was there, as the newly appointed bread director for one of the country’s most esteemed pizzerias, that he would meet Rachel Greenspan, a fancy-foods specialist peddling foraged mushrooms and dry-cured salumi out of her oversize messenger bag. Together, they would make the decision to move cross-country to Santa Barbara, where temperate climates and a reverence for the handcrafted would serve as ideal environs for Bettina, their long-anticipated restaurant marrying Smith’s exacting passion for flour and yeast with Greenspan’s encyclopedic knowledge of artisanal practices. Stepping into Bettina is not unlike visiting the home of a well-traveled friend, where Heath Ceramics dinnerware and Duralex glasses are set against a backdrop of bayouinspired wallpaper, pale-pink roman shades, and slick, French leather banquettes. A striking, horseshoe-curved




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most of them would rather be focused on growing and improving their wines. “I thought it would be a great idea to have a tasting room for these garagiste winemakers, a place where we can showcase the up-andcomers from the Central Coast,” said Amador. “Basically, a wine collective for local wineries that most have never heard of.” Notable winemakers with side projects to try at Crush include Two Wolves’s Alison Thompson, whose delectable L.A. Lepiane Barbera is on tap; Au Bon Climat’s Jim Adelman, who makes a great merlot under his Makor label; Jaffurs’ Stephen Searles and his Leitmotif pinot noir; and Press Gang Cellars by Stolpman’s Kyle Knapp. Said Lisa, “We want this to be the place where people discover the next label.”

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You may discover your soulmate as well, for Lisa is putting her background as a matchmaker to work. She plans to have her Amador Matchmaking singles group meet there once a month, and the couple will also offer wine education classes. “It was really a perfect combination of our passions,” explained Michael, whose love of cooking shines on their menu, full of grilled cheeses, flatbreads, a popular cheesy pretzel, and more. The wild mushroom and truffle sacchetti is the perfect dish to get lost in, especially when paired with a robust red. These little purses enclose a savory mushroom blend and are coated in a generous blanket of sage cream. And it’s not every day you find a wine bar with lobster rolls—on the West Coast, anyway. Crush’s lobster sliders served warm on buttered rolls with generous portions of the star shellfish make you wonder why we don’t. “Everyone likes lobster and butter,” said Michael. “I didn’t need to add a bunch of stuff to it.” I was equally wowed by the food’s modest prices. Said Michael, “Everything in here we want to be delicious and affordable.” As I said goodbye, the Amadors were jovially chatting with guests, and one of their new friends hollered, “See you tomorrow!” It’s clear that with their thoughtful wine selections and dedication to nurturing community, this couple has made good on their aspirations and piqued a curiosity for more. 432 E. Haley St.; 690-4590;


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for Rodney’s Grill at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, which is offering a Thanksgiving dinner from 5-9:30 p.m. Start with a choice of: Pumpkin soup cappuccino: Charred fennel espuma, pomegranate, nutmeg essence; Endive Salad: Golden beets, watercress, Asian pear, purple haze goat cheese, preserved lemon vinaigrette, spiced cashew; Foie Gras Panna Cotta: Persimmon gelée, Vadouvan pistachio, mini brioche loaf; and Wild Mushroom Fricassee: Warm roasted mushrooms, fall spiced butternut squash puree, crisp shallot, endive, parsley, aged balsamic. Thanksgiving entrée choices include Grilled New York Strip, $65: Celery root, bacon lardon, wild mushroom, parsley essence; Turkey, $55: Yukon gold whipped potato, candied yam puree, stuffing, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, pan gravy; Barramundi, $55: Lobster risotto, leeks, caramelized endive, tarragon emulsion; and Eggplant, $45: Confit heirloom eggplant, quinoa, roasted shallot, Brussels sprouts, piquillo pepper puree, lemon. Thanksgiving dessert options include Pumpkin Pie: Chantilly cream; Apple Pie: streusel; and Pecan Pie: chocolate sauce. Call 884-8554 THANKSGIVING IN SOLVANG: Last week, I published

a list of South Coast restaurants serving a traditional turkey meal on Thanksgiving Day. Reader Laura sent me a list of Solvang restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day but not necessarily serving the traditional feast: Actor’s Corner Café, Aebleskiver Café, Belgian Café, Big Bopper Drive-In, Café Dolce, Cecco Ristorante, Copenhagen Sausage Garden, Danish Mill Bakery, First & Oak Restaurant at the Mirabelle Inn, Hummingbird Restaurant, Mad and Vin at the Landsby, Old Danish Food Farm/Fudge Kitchen, Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery, Pho 805, Red Viking Restaurant, River Grill Restaurant & Bar, Root 246, Solvang Bakery, Solvang Flavors, Solvang Restaurant, The Stone Cow, and Viking Garden Restaurant.

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y now we are used to the glamoriza- lion, and due to the unusual nature of the for digital composition run free. The results tion of art theft in the movies, where Gardner Museum’s exhibition plan, they are irresistible and idiosyncratic. In “City big stars often play the clever crimi- have not been replaced. Empty frames now of Nature,” the artist has redrawn scenes of nal, and the entire operation is understood hang where these valuable works once were, nature from Hollywood films and cut them sympathetically as a “caper.” In a fascinating giving the crime a kind of permanent collec- into a looped montage of great beauty. The exhibition at the Museum of Contempo- tion status. Ezawa’s versions, which include clichés of sunsets and dappled reflections rary Art Santa Barbara, Oakland-based art- works by Rembrandt, Degas, Manet, and on moving water dissolve in an altogether ist Kota Ezawa plays with this familiar trope Vermeer, are clustered together on the large new experience that’s not exactly natural, in a new way, bringing his skill but not so digitally determined as to eliminate the reality of its ultiwith digital tools to bear not only mate source. on the history of art theft and art vandalism in the 20th century but “The Crime of Art,” which gives the show its title, is also also on the more nebulous concept that gives the show its title: the artist’s most significant work The Crime of Art. to date. Employing the same painstaking handmade animaUsing a digital tablet and stytion process he once applied to lus, Ezawa creates renderings of stolen or vandalized masterpieces the last three minutes of the O.J. for a variety of media, but primarSimpson trial, Ezawa has created ily the light box. The galleries at an extreme distillation of every art the MCASB have been carefully theft movie trope that ever captiprepared to produce the maxivated an audience. The split-secSCREAM DREAM: Duratrans transparency and an LED light box bring Ezawa’s “Munch Theft” (2017) to life. mum possible impact for these ond timing, hair-raising escapes, glowing jewels and the additional visible-laser-beam protection animated videos that accompany them. far wall of the main gallery, shining with the devices, and even the suspension kit from Although each work is simplified by the dubious aura of mechanical reproduction. Mission Impossible all make an appearance, process out of necessity, Ezawa’s remarkable It would be easy to see the project as an yet it is the artist’s eye for composition, lightcommitment to the aesthetic integrity of his extension of institutional critique, a digi- ing, and detail that lingers in the memory. adaptations renders his flattened copies of tal repetition of the gestures made by such Ezawa’s brilliant handling of the movement intense interest in their own right. He clearly pioneers of the genre as Hans Haacke, who of human figures in space gives new life to must solve complex problems with color sought to expose the complicity between the the films he draws on and leads the viewer and tone in order to achieve these glowing art world and the robber barons and corpo- to contemplate again, and from a different results. rate entities whose homes and headquar- angle, what happens when art turns crimiThe main suite of works on display in ters often house great masterpieces. Yet the nal. — Charles Donelan light-box form replicates the 13 items stolen experience of the show leads to a different from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum conclusion. In a pair of elegant video projecKota Ezawa: The Crime of Art in 1990. This unsolved crime remains the tions, “City of Nature” and “The Crime of runs through February 3, 2019, at MCASB, 653 Paseo Nuevo. See most significant art theft in history. The Art,” that are also on view in this exhibition, paintings stolen were valued at $500 mil- Ezawa lets his imagination and his talent


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by Richie DeMaria IT’S GOOD TO BE BHAD: This Sunday at Velvet Jones (423 State St.), the hiphop wunderkind Bhad Bhabie is set to deliver a memorable show with her one-of-a-kind badassery. Since capturing the hearts of the world with her catchphrase “Cash me outside, how ’bout dah?” on Dr. Phil several years ago, the bold young Floridian has risen to become a powerful, potent rapper. With songs like “Hi Bich” and “Gucci Flip Flops,” Bhad Bhabie has endeared supporters and doubters alike with raw talent and a personality big enough to transcend cultural and internet boundaries and barriers. With her 15 mixtape dropping earlier this year, Bhad Bhabie isn’t looking back; she’s also on the frontier of social media television. She recently announced Bringing Up Bhabie, a Snapchat reality series the likes of which our world has not yet seen. Love her or hate her, Bhad Bhabie deserves props for being unabashedly herself, especially as a young female musician. See her Sunday, November 18, at Velvet Jones (, and see why her star power continues to grow. The show begins at 8 p.m.

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hanks to the intrepid troupe known as the Out of the Box Theatre Company, a surreal piece of Paris life has landed at Center Stage. Amélie, the musical based on the film of the same name, is a quirky, fun-filled, and gloriously contemporary show packed with great songs and opportunities for this able cast to show what they can do. The show opens with Young Amélie (played on the day I saw it by the wonderful Ember Reiter; she alternates in the role with Hattie Ugoretz) navigating the tricky relationship between her distant, germaphobe father, Raphael (Bill Egan), and her extraordinary but doomed mom, Amandine (Deborah Bertling). This substantial sequence, which includes some great puppet work by Austin Escamilla as Fluffy the goldfish, Samantha Eve and Willie Simpson eventually yields to the main story, in which Amélie is played talent for creating happiness at a distance, but it takes the whole play for her to allow the by Samantha Eve. At Center Stage Once Amélie takes wonders she engineers to involve her as well. Theater, Sun., her place among the The final sequence, in which Amélie must Nov. 11. Shows denizens of the Mont- overcome her shyness to accept the love of through Nov. 18. martre café where much Nino (a terrific Nikko Arce) are quite movof the action occurs, the show overflows with ing, and if along the way there happens to be exciting action. Veteran performers Rich a life-sized puppet of Elton John and a song Hoag and Miller James each play multiple or two about a garden gnome, that’s all part of roles, as does the ever-dynamic Terry Li. It’s the charm of this unusual musical. not long before Amélie discovers her hidden — Charles Donelan


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Crosby and company among the most successful acts of the 1970s, including an exquisite “Guinevere” and a rousing one-two punch encore of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” and the Kent State protest song “Ohio.” More than five decades in, David Crosby remains a force to be reckoned with in American music, and when he called on the audience to join in on the chorus to “Ohio,” it was clear what the ’60s were for, man. — CD

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eff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra gave a joyously fourth-wallbreaking performance at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Saturday, November 3. Moving through renditions of pieces such as Charles Mingus’s “Nostalgia in Times Square” and Dinah Washington’s “This Bitter Earth” with ease and unaffected sophistication, theirs is a band with sizable jazz chops—you could hear it in Goldblum’s casual staccato, in the drummer Kenny Elliott’s persistent patter, and saxophonist James King’s melodic twirls. In between, Goldblum entertained with movie trivia quizzes and quips on newfangled internet slang. But most memorable was when he shone the spotlight on the audience. Whether he was consoling a fan with leukemia, or asking a young actor about his career





When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground Tour dreams, Goldblum showed a huge generosity of spirit. Rating: 10 out of 10 Goldblums. — Richie DeMar




anta Barbara City College (SBCC) Dance Company’s Artistic Director Tracy Kofford welcomed 11 professional and pre-professional companies from Santa Barbara and Northern and Southern California at Presented by SBCC Dance at the the New Vic Theatre last weekend as part of the New Vic, Nov. 10. third annual Collective Collaborative. Conformity and synchronicity emerged as common themes, with Kofford’s “Scorched Earth” stealing the show with its militaristic and powerful uniformity. The stunning reimagined performance highlighted Kofford’s expert choreography, which physically mimicked the auditory illusion of a constantly ascending scale —the Shepard tone—so prevalent in Hans Zimmer’s score from Oscar-nominated

film Dunkirk. Breaking from the traditional multi-overlap and canonical movement of contemporary dance, the piece was creating a visual paradox that made repetitive movement new each time. Southern California–based FUSE Dance Company’s “Fragmented” embodied the universal nature of brokenness, while Monterey-based SpectorDance’s beautiful ballet artfully conveyed the need to preserve our oceans. SBCC’s Shelby Lynn Joyce completed her dance trilogy with beautiful shapes and smart moving direction in “Prologue: A Sense of Human,” which showcased the talents of soloist Daisy Morhman. In its third annual Collective Collaborative fall showcase, Kofford’s intention proved successful and revealed a healthy and thriving contemporary dance culture in Santa Barbara. — Sarah Sutherland




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isney’s Hocus Pocus was a staple of slumber parInspired by the resurgence in popularity of the little ties and rainy-day-schedule recess in the early movie where they met, Jelinek and Bagby have focused their ’90s. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy energy on youth mentorship in the arts, with an emphasis Najimy star as daffy, 17th-century Salem witches on anti-bullying. They’re setting a new kind of example by with drag-queen aesthetics who are accidentally turning a PR opportunity into a conversation with today’s resurrected by skeptic teens in 1993. youth; they’re looking back at their own They have an anachronistic romp representation of bullies and asking the navigating suburban Halloween, question, How can we all be better? FROM TEEN BULLIES IN attempting to suck the life essence out Jelinek and Bagby joined Sayre’s creof children to secure their immortalative studies class to talk shop. The ity. Obviously, Bette Midler sings realities of a career in film and television a campy rendition of “I Put a Spell can’t be inferred by watching A Star Is on You.” Born; candid conversations with working actors are invaluable to students. This Halloween, Hocus Pocus celThey offer perspective on what life looks ebrated 25 years of growing popularity as a cult classic. “The nostalgia has like within the Los Angeles entertainTO YOUTH MENTORS blossomed,” said Tobias Jelinek, one ment machine. The two gave practical advice on developing the acting toolbox, of the film’s teen stars, who grew up in Santa Barbara. That sentimentalauditions, and the importance of creatby Maggie Yates ity prompted him to return to town ing content on social media platforms to promote the film’s anniversary. to begin building an artistic profile. “In “Hocus Pocus came out of nowhere, L.A.,” said Jelinek, “agents are looking for and as soon as it ended, I came back to Santa Barbara to people with social media followings, period.” Bagby agreed: be a teenager,” Jelinek said. “Hocus Pocus and the early ’90s “We’re interacting with fans; we’re doing Instagram stories are tied up into all that nostalgia for me. That’s my Santa …. Now is the time to learn it. If you want to work on your Barbara.” career, you have to start working on your social media [so] Jelinek’s life in performance began in childhood, work- you can be interacting with people from L.A. and New York ing on community productions with directors such as Rod and everywhere in between.” Lathim and Clark Sayre. He was discovered as a teen by a The actors also initiated a conversation with the students Disney scout while working on an area production (directed about their experiences with bullying. “People didn’t talk by Sayre) and was cast in Hocus Pocus as the film’s bully, about this issue before; now it’s more out there,” said Bagby. along with Larry Bagby, a teen actor from Westlake. Still “We’d like to help people come to terms with their experifriends, Jelinek and Bagby are now Los Angeles–based TV ences and stand up for themselves.” Jelinek and Bagby shared and film actors. You can see Jelinek in Stranger Things and their thoughts about the characters they played in Hocus in the upcoming series American Woman with Alicia Silver- Pocus and opened up about their experiences with bullies stone. Bagby has credits from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and when they were in high school (Bagby in Westlake and played musician Marshall Grant in Walk the Line. The two Jelinek at Santa Barbara High School). recently shot a live show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Bagby: “I was in 9th grade. They had these big boxes from for the Hocus Pocus 25th anniversary and cast reunion. new air conditioners out by the dumpster. These bullies


put the box over my head and then started pounding on it. Who does that? But there was a guy who stood up for me. He was a heavy-metal guy but also a good basketball player, so he had respect from the jocks. And he got on them …. He told a teacher, and they got suspended or something. I just remembered coming home thinking: ‘Man, I hate high school. I just got boxed!’” Jelinek: “Somehow, in the first week of my freshman year, one of [my friends] managed to upset the most typical — I mean, he was the picture of bully. He had the big Jeep, he was built like a linebacker, and he was scary. Everyone knew his name. There was no social media back then, but I remember hearing the whispers through the halls—this guy was going to beat up a group of freshmen at noon, and I was one of them. And hundreds of kids knew about it. We took off at lunch …. It took a couple of weeks of hiding out during lunch before it blew over. But there was no feeling of safety or support, mostly because there was a feeling of shame …. The social structure is complex.” Jelinek and Bagby hope to continue their work mentoring and speaking out against bullying and advocating for arts education, which they assert offers students healthy forms of expression and emotional outlets. The men hope that these conversations in a safe, social environment will reduce the stigma of feeling victimized and engender the empathy needed for both acting and life outside the movie set or theater. “It’s not just about teaching kids to be PC,” said Jelinek. “It’s about giving kids confidence and ways to stay creative and savvy. We want to turn it around: It isn’t about being bullied or being a victim; it’s about making the bullying behavior not cool …. With Weinstein and what happened in Hollywood—people were silent for how long? But when people have the courage to stick up for each other, that house of cards crumbles.” “Speaking out is an act of kindness,” Jelinek concluded. “There’s courage behind that. That moment when you see bullying behavior, do you walk away? Or do you say something? What tools are available for kids to develop that? That’s what we’re going to explore.” n


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he Showtime series Kidding, created flesh-and-bone version. Seb argues that it’s in by Dave Holstein (Weeds), is about the everyone’s best interest to provide audiences faces we present to the world and the with a reliable, stable product and to allow many layers of human underneath. Jim Car- Jeff the time to heal by relieving him of his rey plays Jeff Piccirillo, and Piccirillo plays Jeff obligations to the show. But Deirdre believes Pickles, the host of a wildly popular children’s Seb’s calculus doesn’t take into account the television show in the vein of Mister Rogers’ possibility that being Mr. Pickles may be the Neighborhood, where he shepherds his mostly only thing keeping Jeff alive, that the face he young viewers through the lessons and trials presents to the world is the one thing that can of growing up. Jeff ’s Mr. Pickles character is save the man underneath. A similar conundrum plagues Deirdre not a major stretch for him. His gentle wisdom and nurturing disposition aren’t a façade in her home life, where she painfully tries to timed to the rolling cameras. Jeff genuinely ignore her husband’s infidelities in order to embraces life with a preserve an intact family belief in the inherent for her young daughter. goodness of people Do she and her husband and an eye toward the lose more by keeping the effervescent kindness family together and lying enduringly present in to themselves or by being the world. honest and letting the Jeff ’s rose-colored marriage go? Even the outlook begins to dim, puppeteer herself can’t by T.M. Weedon though, when a randecide which strings to dom accident takes the pull. life of one of his children. In the aftermath Jeff plays the puppet to two masters: one of this devastating loss, Jeff ’s wife, Jill (Judy his career as Mr. Pickles, the other his grief. Greer), leaves him; his surviving son, Will And neither master can be trusted. As an (Cole Allen), becomes increasingly distant; actor, Carrey is most at home playing charand Jeff himself struggles to meet the cam- acters not at home with themselves. From eras with the unfailing saccharine buoyancy the comic possessions of The Mask, Liar Liar, expected of the Mr. Pickles brand. and Me, Myself & Irene to his dramatic turns “Welcome to the exciting world of inter- in The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the nal conflict,” as Frank Langella’s character Spotless Mind, and Man on the Moon, Carrey announces in episode four. Langella plays is a vessel for a man at war with himself, for a Seb, Jeff ’s father, who also happens to be the psyche under siege. executive producer of Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Here, he again teams with Michel GonTime. Seb isn’t necessarily torn by matters of dry, the director of Eternal Sunshine. Their conscience when deciding how to both care last mind-bending collaboration imagined for his bereaved son and protect his multimil- literally hunting down individuals lodged in lion-dollar marque. For Seb, market solutions one character’s consciousness and extracting are the best solutions: Exchange real-life Jeff them piece by piece to free the character of for animated Jeffs — cartoons and puppets their influence. In Kidding, the boundaries — and suddenly changeable, traumatized Jeff of relationship are again central to Carrey is unchangeable and inviolable, a rock-solid and Gondry’s work: Whom do we allow to pull the strings in our life? Can we even trust investment, a perpetually profitable entity. Seb’s gruff utilitarianism plays the foil to ourselves with such a responsibility? the moral dilemmas that mire everyone else. Like nearly all of Carrey’s dramatic work, He enlists his daughter, Deirdre (Catherine Kidding promises a revelatory interrogation Keener), the puppeteer behind Mr. Pickles’ into the limits of control without shortchangPuppet Time, to build him a life-size Jeff ing viewers on laughter and tears along the made of felt and plaster to replace the fickle way. n

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Free Solo

NOW SHOWING O Beautiful Boy

(120 mins., R)

As the American drug epidemic reaches unprecedented heights, director Felix van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy, which draws from the memoirs of real fatherson pair David and Nic Sheff, feels impassioned and timely. Largely angled from a parent’s viewpoint, it follows journalist David Sheff (Steve Carell) as he watches his teenage son, Nic (Timothée Chalamet), slip into methamphetamine addiction. David desperately harnesses all of his investigative journalist skills and all of his fatherly intuition to protect his son. However, after cyclical rehabilitations and stomachchurning relapses, it becomes dreadfully obvious that Nic may be beyond his father’s reach. Throughout somewhat obscure episodic flashbacks, Chalamet is beautifully devastating as he toes the line between a young man in the throes of crystal meth dependency and a thoughtful kid yearning to live and love like he once did. His performance keeps the movie stitched together when its thread runs thin. The film raises questions it infuriatingly dances around (exactly how did Nic get addicted, for example?), but there is a power that lies in the film’s refusal to resolve the whys and hows and what-nows of a prevalent but stigmatized disease: There simply are no clear answers. Underlined by an aptly genre-bending soundtrack and the poignant recitation of a Charles Bukowski poem at the end of the credits, Beautiful Boy is effective and heartbreaking, proposing that the best we can — and must — offer those plagued by addiction is empathy and honesty. (JK) The Hitchcock

➤ O Bohemian Rhapsody (134 mins., PG-13)

Telling the tale of a beloved rock-androll enigma, especially one so notoriously private, is a daunting task, but Bohemian Rhapsody tackles Freddie Mercury’s legendary story with flourish and fervor. Admittedly, the film adopts a convenient plot line ripe with meet-cutes and oversimplifications of Mercury’s complex relationship with his family and background. It struggles the most in addressing the often-discussed queerness of Mercury’s life, at times

teetering toward bi-erasure and a lessthan-delicate portrayal of AIDS. While these issues may sound alarms with diehard Queen fans and the LGBTQ community, they fortunately do little to detract from the film’s grand instances of homage, which boast meticulous visuals and uncanny performances. Rami Malek shines as the shy yet vivacious Queen frontman and is spellbindingly convincing during both Mercury’s loneliest hours and explosive moments on some of the world’s biggest stages. The rest of the casting deserves a grand tip of the hat as well, with Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, and Gwilym Lee playing textbook versions of Queen’s Roger Taylor, John Deacon, and Brian May as the band navigates through humble bar-scene beginnings, a meteoric rise to superstardom, and finally, their exalted Live Aid performance. Bohemian Rhapsody, for all its narrative flaws, is an earnest tribute to the iconic rock band, and remains a spectacle of sight and sound for music, Mercury, and movie fans alike. (JK) Camino Real/Metro 4 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (106 mins., R)

Melissa McCarthy is earning Oscar buzz for her portrayal of Lee Israel, who became infamous for forging letters purportedly by famous deceased writers and selling them to the highest bidder. Soon the FBI gets wind of her antics and charges her with a federal crime. Richard E. Grant and Jane Curtin also star.

The Hitchcock

Free Solo (100 mins., PG-13) This documentary follows worldfamous rock climber Alex Honnold as he attempts a free solo climb of Yosemite’s El Capitan. Fiesta 5 The Girl in the Spider’s Web (117 mins., R)

Claire Foy steps into the role of Lisbeth Salander in this sequel of the U.S.-produced 2011 film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Based on the book of the same name, this film has Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason) tangle with spies, cybercriminals, and corrupt officials.

Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

2 COL. (3.67") X 3" The Grinch (90 mins., PG) Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, Sing) brings the Grinch to the big screen this holiday season with an animated telling of the beloved Dr. Seuss story. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the green beastie who is determined to ruin Whoville’s Christmas. Pharrell Williams, Rashida Jones, and Angela Lansbury also lend their vocal talents.

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (99 mins., PG) Lasse Hallström codirects this cinematic version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 book The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Keira Knightley stars as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mackenzie Foy as Clara. Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and Miranda Hart also star. Fiesta 5 Overlord (109 mins., R) On the eve of D-Day during WWII, U.S. paratroopers crash-land behind enemy lines near a small town in Normandy. As they continue with their mission to destroy a German radio tower, the soldiers come face-to-face with horrifying, violent beings that are the result of secret Nazi experiments.

Camino Real/Metro 4

A Star Is Born (135 mins., R) Bradley Cooper marks his directing debut with an ode to the 1937 romantic 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 who 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 self-doubt 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) Fairview/Camino Real

The above films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, November 16, through THURSDAY, November 20. Our critics’ reviews are followed by initials: JK (Janavi Kumar), JR (Jasmine Rodriguez), and JW (Josef Woodard). The symbol O indicates the film is recommended. The symbol ➤ indicates a new review.

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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Interior designer Dorothy Draper said

(June 21-July 22): Cancerian baseball pitcher Satchel

she wished there were a single word that meant “exciting, frightfully important, irreplaceable, deeply satisfying, basic, and thrilling, all at once.” I wonder if such a word exists in the Chamicuro language spoken by a few Peruvians or the Sarsi tongue spoken by the Tsuu T’ina tribe in Alberta, Canada. In any case, I’m pleased to report that for the next few weeks, many of you Aries people will embody and express that rich blend of qualities. I have coined a new word to capture it: tremblissimo.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): According to my astrological intuition,

you’re entering a phase when you will derive special benefit from these five observations by poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau. (1) “There are truths that you can only say after having won the right to say them.” (2) “True realism consists in revealing the surprising things that habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.” (3) “What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.” (4) “You should always talk well about yourself! The word spreads around, and in the end, no one remembers where it started.” (5) “We shelter an angel within us. We must be the guardians of that angel.”

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Adolescence used to be defined as a

phase that lasted from ages 13 to 19. But scientists writing in the journal The Lancet say that in modern culture, the current span is from ages 10 to 24. Puberty comes earlier now, in part because of shifts in eating habits and exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals. At the same time, people hold on to their youth longer because they wait a while before diving into events associated with the initiation into adulthood, such as getting married, finishing education, and having children. Even if you’re well past 24, Gemini, I suggest you revisit and reignite your juvenile stage in the coming weeks. You need to reconnect with your wild innocence. You’ll benefit from immersing yourself in memories of coming of age. Be 17 or 18 again, but this time armed with all you have learned since.


and debilitating effects on you. That could empower you to make a good decision about the relationship you’ll have with it in the future.

Paige had a colorful career characterized by creative showmanship. On some occasions, he commanded LIBRA his infielders to sit down and loll on the grass behind (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “I had to learn very early not to limit him, whereupon he struck out three batters in a row myself due to others’ limited imaginations,” testifies — ensuring no balls were hit to the spots vacated by Libran astronaut Mae Jemison. She adds, “I have his teammates. Paige’s success came in part because of learned these days never to limit anyone else due to his wide variety of tricky pitches, described by author my own limited imagination.” Buck O’Neil as “the bat-dodger, the Are those projects on your radar, two-hump blooper, the four-day Libra? I hope so. You now have HOMEWORK: What do you creeper, the dipsy-do, the Little extra power to resist being shrunk want to be when you grow up? Tom, the Long Tom, the bee ball, the or hobbled by others’ images of Testify at wobbly ball, the hurry-up ball, and you. You also have extra power to the nothin’ ball.” I bring this to your help your friends and loved ones attention, Cancerian, because now grow and thrive as you expand your is an excellent time for you to amp up your charisma images of them. and use all your tricky pitches.


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Everyone tells a story about them-

selves inside their own head,” writes fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss. “Always. All the time. We build ourselves out of that story.” So what’s your story, Leo? The imminent future will be an excellent time to get clear about the dramatic narrative you weave. Be especially alert for demoralizing elements in your tale that may not in fact be true and that therefore you should purge. I think you’ll be able to draw on extra willpower and creative flair if you make an effort to reframe the story you tell yourself so that it’s more accurate and uplifting.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In describing a man she fell in love with, author Elizabeth Gilbert wrote that he was both “catnip and kryptonite to me.” If you’ve spent time around cats, you understand that catnip can be irresistible to them. As for kryptonite: It’s the one substance that weakens the fictional superhero Superman. Is there anything in your life that resembles Gilbert’s paramour? A place or situation or activity or person that’s both catnip and kryptonite? I suspect you now have more ability than usual to neutralize its obsessive

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The U.S. is the world’s top exporter of

food. In second place is the Netherlands, which has 0.4 percent as much land as the U.S. How do Dutch farmers accomplish this miraculous feat? In part because of their massive greenhouses, which occupy vast areas of non-urbanized space. Another key factor is their unprecedented productivity, which dovetails with a commitment to maximum sustainability. For instance, they produce 20 tons of potatoes per acre, compared with the global average of nine. And they do it using less water and pesticides. In my long-term outlook for you Scorpios, I see you as having a metaphorical similarity to Dutch farmers. During the next 12 months, you have the potential to make huge impacts with your focused and efficient efforts.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “The world is like a dropped pie most of the time,” writes author Elizabeth Gilbert. “Don’t kill yourself trying to put it back together. Just grab a fork and eat some of it off the floor. Then carry on.” From what I can tell about the state of your life, Sagittarius, the metaphorical pie has indeed fallen onto the meta-

phorical floor. But it hasn’t been there so long that it has spoiled. And the floor is fairly clean, so the pie won’t make you sick if you eat it. My advice is to sit down on the floor and eat as much as you want. Then carry on.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Novelist Anita Desai writes, “Isn’t it

strange how life won’t flow, like a river, but moves in jumps, as if it were held back by locks that are opened now and then to let it jump forward in a kind of flood?” I bring this to your attention, Capricorn, because I suspect that the locks she refers to will soon open for you. Events may not exactly flow like a flood, but I’m guessing they will at least surge, billow, and gush. That could turn out to be nerve-racking and strenuous, or else fun and interesting. Which way it goes will depend on your receptivity to transformation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Miracles come to those who risk

defeat in seeking them,” writes author Mark Helprin. “They come to those who have exhausted themselves completely in a struggle to accomplish the impossible.” Those descriptions could fit you well in the coming weeks, but with one caveat. You’ll have no need to take on the melodramatic, almost desperate mood Helprin seems to imply is essential. Just the opposite, in fact. Yes, risk defeat and be willing to exhaust yourself in the struggle to accomplish the impossible; but do so in a spirit of exuberance, motivated by the urge to play.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): “Never invoke the gods unless you

really want them to appear,” warned author G.K. Chesterton. “It annoys them very much.” My teachers have offered me related advice. Don’t ask the gods to intervene, they say, until you have done all you can through your own efforts. Furthermore, don’t ask the gods for help unless you are prepared to accept their help if it’s different from what you thought it should be. I bring these considerations to your attention, Pisces, because you currently meet all these requirements. So I say go right ahead and seek the gods’ input and assistance.

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DEAN OF THE GRADUATE DIVISION Provides direction and leadership for comprehensive, graduate student‑centered institutional research supporting the academic mission of the Graduate Division. Serves as primary contact for data and reporting requests from campus constituencies and external agencies. In collaboration with the Deans, manages Division’s institutional research team (comprised of key members from each unit within the Graduate Division). Acts as liaison to the UCSB Institutional Research and Planning Director. Identifies areas of study and proposes strategies and solutions for addressing institutional needs and priorities. Initiates, oversees and conducts statistical analysis and institutional research, synthesizing and interpreting multifaceted budgetary, financial and academic information in order to prepare concise, incisive analysis. Conducts analytical, planning, and assessment studies related to


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ACADEMIC SENATE Serves as Academic Senate Analyst for the Council on Research and Instructional Resources and its standing committees; manages and coordinates all administrative aspects of the Faculty Research Grants program; co‑administers the Senate research budget with the Senate Budget Analyst. Serves as Analyst for the Council on Faculty Issues and Awards and its standing committees. Provides direction, analytical support, and interpretation of policy and procedures for the chair and members of assigned councils and committees; serves as institutional memory; drafts, edits, and independently writes reports, minutes, and correspondence. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to analyze complex information and to communicate this information clearly and concisely in written and oral form. Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Ability to apply independent judgment, initiative, problem solving, and analytical skills to address complex issues. Must be organized, able to prioritize workload, work independently, and meet deadlines. Must have excellent service oriented skills, ability to work in a team environment, and to foster cooperation. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $64,500‑$66,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 11/21/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. Job #20180602

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MENCHACA CHOCOLATES at 4597 Camino Molinero Santa Barbara, CA 93110;­ Leanne Iverson (same address) Peter Menchaca (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 17, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0002797. Published: Oct 25. Nov 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WIN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES at 3463 State Street Suite 501 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jami Burkam 840 Puente Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Jami Burkam Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2018‑0002820. Published: Oct 25. Nov 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: EEV TREE AND DISPOSAL SERVICES at 200 West Mill Street Santa Maria, CA 93458; Eric Dias 4318 Beverly Drive Santa Maria, CA 93455 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Eric Dias 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 Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2018‑0002767. Published: Oct 25. Nov 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INTECHRITY at 528 Dairy Way Buellton, CA 93427; Scott Anthony Luebke (same address) 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002660. Published: Oct 25. Nov 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB PARADISE INVESTMENTS at 1122 Bel Air Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Kipp Young (same address) Carmen Young (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Kipp Young 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002636. Published: Oct 25. Nov 1, 8, 15 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 34 DEGREES NORTH 119 DEGREES WEST at 6789 Sweetwater Way Goleta, CA 93117‑5522; Joseph Patrick Yochum (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Joseph Patrick Yochum Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 22, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0002832. Published: Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, SANTA BARBARA LIGHTS at 417 N La Patera Goltea, CA 93117; AMS Franchise Corp 152 Aero Camino Suite E Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2018‑0002816. Published: Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WHALES & CO. at 112 Sumida Gardens Lane #103 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Whales & Co. (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Matteo Bernasconi CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2018‑0002854. Published: Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WOLF’S HEAD BARBERSHOP at 270 Storke Rd Suite D Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Isaac Alvardo 945 Ward Dr #48 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Wolf’s Heard Trading Company LLC 27 1/2 Victoria St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Copartners Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2018‑0002863. Published: Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REMJAX at 4360 Heather Cir Orcutt, CA 93455; Kyle A Wilson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Kathy Gonzales. FBN Number: 2018‑0002861. Published: Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HERITAGE GOODS & SUPPLY, WOMEN’S HERITAGE at 5100 Carpinteria Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013; Women’s Heritage, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 23, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jaysinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0002842. Published: Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLUE WATERS MGMT at 203 Saratoga Court Goleta, CA 93117; Caio Cezar Blanco (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0002814. Published: Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PERFECT POUT SANTA BARBARA at 116 E Yanonali St Suite D‑1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Krysta M Adelsman 3 Willowglen Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 23, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jaysinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0002846. Published: Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AMS EVENTS at 152 Aero Camino Suite E Goleta, CA 93117; AMS Franchise Corp (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2018‑0002815. Published: Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018.



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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LUX LED LIGHTING at 5540 Ekwill Street, Suite 130 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Gold Crest LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002744. Published: Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HEARTBREAK HEAVEN at 6589 Madrid Rd Goleta, CA 93117; Andrew James Cairns 4933 Formby Court San Jose, CA 95138; Anterea Soisoi Isaia 6589 Madrid Rd. Goleta, CA 93117; Ofisa Nuumanaia Pati (same address) Daniel Alexander Pothmann 4271 N 1st St. San Jose, CA 95134 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Partnership Signed: Ofisa Pati Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2018‑0002856. Published: Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FAST TRACK ORTHOPEDIC CARE at 320 West Junipero Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Fast Track Orthopedic Care (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002935. Published: Nov 8, 15, 21, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: DOUBLE H LAZY B at 1051 Edison Street Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Heather Ainsworth (same address) Jack Harrison (same address) Richard Harrison (same address) Thomas Harrison (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2018‑0002858. Published: Nov 8, 15, 21, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: HOME ROOFING OF SANTA BARBARA at 5090 Santa Susana Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; David Charles Burrey (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: David Chas Burrey Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 22, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0002833. Published: Nov 8, 15, 21, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ELKINGTON PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTO BOOTH at 99 Cardinal Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Michael Elkington (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Michael Elkington Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 30, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0002895. Published: Nov 8, 15, 21, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PACIFIC CAB at 93 Castilian Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Cevat Guroglu 1116 Bath St Apt J Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 01, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0002915. Published: Nov 8, 15, 21, 29 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TENON INTERSYSTEMS at 232 Anacapa St, #2A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tenon, LLC 860 6th Avenue Naples, FL 34102 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 30, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0002894. Published: Nov 8, 15, 21, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HARRISON BROTHERS at 1051 Edison Street Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Heather Ainsworth (same address) Jack Harrison (same address) Richard Harrison (same address) Thomas Harrison (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Kathy Gonzales. FBN Number: 2018‑0002806. Published: Nov 8, 15, 21, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BJORKLUND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY at 6 Harbor Way, Suite 237 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Eric Bjorklund (same address) Jonathan McKee 846 Anacapa Street Suite 24036 Santa Barbara, CA 93121 This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 01, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018‑0002920. Published: Nov 8, 15, 21, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: FIG STREET at 216 W Figueroa St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Susan Lee Graff (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 30, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2018‑0002893. Published: Nov 8, 15, 21, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: GREEN FOREST TREE SERVICE at 3905 State Suite 7‑509 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jesus L. Landeros 519 W Arrellaga St. Apt #7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002879. Published: Nov 8, 15, 21, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ABOUT THE CHILDREN, LLC at 93 Castilian Drive 2nd Fl Goleta, CA 93117; About The Children, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002763. Published: Nov 8, 15, 21, 29 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CARPINTERIA COIN‑OP LAUNDRY at 1102 Casitas Pass Road Carpinteria, CA 93013; Jose L. Estrada 1474 Eucalyptus Street Carpinteria, CA 93013; Susana Estrada (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 30, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002899. Published: Nov 15, 21, 29. Dec 6 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HYATT PLACE SANTA BARBARA at 4111 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93110; State Street Hospitality, Inc. 150 W. Harris Avenue South San Francisco, CA 94080 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 30, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002892. Published: Nov 15, 21, 29. Dec 6 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GO GREEN PERFORMANCE at 4759 Camino Del Rey Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Go Green Performance LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Sandra E Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002972. Published: Nov 15, 21, 29. Dec 6 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOLIDAY HELPERS LLC at 6079 Suellen Ct Goleta, CA 93117; Holiday Helpers LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Sandra E Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002950. Published: Nov 15, 21, 29. Dec 6 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA GAS, PROPANE & SMOG at 303 W. Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Merpour Enterprises, Inc. 451 Orange Blossom Ln. Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Nasrin Shahir, Secretary Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0002913. Published: Nov 15, 21, 29. Dec 6 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB NAILBAR at 632 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Thuy Trang Ngoc Dang 5155 Tabano Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 18, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0002813. Published: Nov 15, 21, 29. Dec 6 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: HONEYCRAFT, SYMBIOSIS at 65 Los Padres Way Buellton, CA 93427; Dylan Dougherty 2515 Medcliff Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 08, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2018‑0002967. Published: Nov 15, 21, 29. Dec 6 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LORIA’S COOKIES at 423 West Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lori A. Stern, LLC 1050 Cold Springs Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 08, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002968. Published: Nov 15, 21, 29. Dec 6 2018.



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LEGALS NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF STEFFANIE CARTY ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV04909 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: EMMA ANABEL WHEALE TO: EMMA ANABEL CARTY 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 Dec 05, 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 Oct 10 2018 by Donna D. Geck, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF CARIE ANN JOHNSON ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 18CV04591 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: CARIE ANN JOHNSON TO: CARIE ALLINA JOHNSON 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 Dec 12, 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 Oct 02 2018 by Colleen K. Sterne, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 8, 15, 21, 29 2018.

NOTICE OF PENDING ACTION BY DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW November 27, 2018, 5:00 PM Elk’s Lodge Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park Length of Stay Amendment 150 N. Kellogg Avenue; APN 069-160-013 Case No. 18-124- CUP AM

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Contents are tools, furniture, and other misc. personal items. Items are being stored for Gerardo Avalos in storage unit “5” located at Bucks Moving & Storage 5960 Valentine Rd #18, Ventura CA 93003. (805) 966‑1261

Copies of the Bidding Documents including Project Plans and Specifications, City General Provisions, City and Special Provisions, but not including Greenbook Standard Plans, Greenbook Standard Specifications, Greenbook Standard Special Provisions – 2015 Edition, or Reference Specifications) are available from the City, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 upon payment of a $50.00 non-refundable fee if picked up, or no payment to City if obtained from Construction Bidboard, Inc. at http://www.ebidboard. com/, or City of Goleta website at

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 5:00PM

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The applicant proposes to amend the existing CUP to allow for visiting Elks lodge members to stay a maximum of 14-consecutive day within a 30-day period. Currently, the CUP limits RV Park visitor to a maximum of 3 consecutive days within a 30-day period. The applicant is not proposing an increase in the number of spaces or make any physical changes to the RV site or the Elks Lodge. The proposed change is strictly relating to the use of the RV spaces. The RV spaces will continue to be served by the existing utilities. The use of the RV Park will remain limited to Elks Lodge members, with the exception of one space that will continue to be made available to families of Goleta Valley Hospital patients. The project was filed by Santa Barbara Elks Lodge #613, Inc.

Each Bidder shall register by providing its street address, e-mail, phone and fax to City at the time of pickup or request for Bidding Documents (“Registered Bidders); Addenda, if any, shall be issued via e-mail or CD (no hard copy) only to Registered Bidders. The City reserves the right to extend the Bid Deadline and Bid Opening by issuing an Addendum to Registered Bidders no later than 72 hours prior to the Bid Deadline. The work includes all labor, material and equipment necessary to widen existing road section, install new concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, driveway, spandrel/cross gutter, ADA access ramps, drainage improvements, paint striping and signage within the City of Goleta, CA. The contract period is 60 Working Days.

LOCATION/BACKGROUND: The Project site is located at 150 N. Kellogg Avenue. The Project site has multiple zoning and General Plan Land Use designations on the property. The northern portion of the site containing the Elks Lodge building has a Single Family Residential (R-SF) General Plan land use designation with a Design Residential (DR 4.6) zoning designation in the Inland Area of the City pursuant to §35-315.9 of Article III, Chapter 35, Goleta Municipal Code (Inland Zoning Ordinance). The south portion of the site has a Community Commercial (C-C) General Plan land use designation and a Highway Commercial (CH) zoning designation. The RV Park portion of the site is located on the southern end of the property in the commercially designated portion of the site. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: The proposed CUP AM are exempt from environmental review pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15061(b)(3) (No Possibility of Significant impacts). The proposed change does not have the potential to cause a significant impact on the environment as the requested change is regarding how an existing RV park is used. The RV park is not proposed to be expanded in size or scope and the primary visitors to the RV park will remain Elks Lodge members. The existing development is located within an urbanized area with commercial land use and zoning designations. Further, the project would not alter any biological resources, transportation improvements, cultural resources, geologic, drainage, or visual resources. Therefore, given lack of any physical changes or demand changes, the project will not have a significant effect on the environment.

Any contract entered into pursuant to this notice will incorporate provisions of the California Labor Code. The Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations per California Labor Code Section 1771.4, including prevailing wage rates and apprenticeship employment standards. Affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion will also be required. The City hereby affirmatively ensures that all business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion in any consideration leading to the award of contract. Bids must be prepared on the approved bid forms in conformance with the “Bidding Instructions” and the General Provisions and submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside, “SEALED BID FOR FAIRVIEW AVE. SIDEWALK INFILL AT STOW CANYON RD. DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL.” The bid must be accompanied by certified cashier’s check, or bidder’s bond, made payable to City. The bid security shall be an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total maximum amount bid with their proposals as required by California law.

CORTESE LIST: Further, the site is not listed on any hazardous waste facilities or disposal sites as enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the California Government Code (the “Cortese list”)

A contract may only be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder that holds a valid Class “A” Contractor’s license or specialty licensing in accordance with the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code.

PUBLIC COMMENT: A public hearing will not be held. Anyone interested in this matter is invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed CUP AM. All letters should be addressed to Planning and Environmental Review, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117, attention: Joe Pearson II, Letters must be received by the City Planning and Environmental Review Department no later than 24 hours prior to the action date of November 27, 2018.

Within such limits as may be prescribed by law, the City Council of the City of Goleta reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to accept, reject or waive any variances or informalities in a Bid or in the bidding, or take bids under advisement. Failure to provide proof of the contractor’s current registration pursuant to Section 1725.5 of the Labor Code may result in rejection of the bid as non-responsive. Failure to comply with enforcement provisions pursuant to Section 1771.4 of the Labor Code may result in a determination that the bidder is not responsible.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The staff report and related materials for the Director Decision will be available by November 15, 2018. Publish:

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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 November 30, 2018 @ 3:30PM Mario Amador Floral Supplies/ Household William Ryan Personal Bruce Curtis Goodwin Personal Even Harding Furniture Mario Rico Personal Sabrina West Personal Rafael Desena Personal Central Coast Treatment Center General Household Furniture Norman De Leon Personal Enrique Chavez Home Furnishing + tools Angelique Rivas Furnishing, Dinning table, 4 bends, exercise equip. 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.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta (“City”), invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids in the office of the City Clerk, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117, up to the hour of 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 12, 2018, and will be publicly opened and read aloud promptly thereafter. Faxes or any electronic format is not acceptable.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning and Environmental Review Director intends to consider the merits of the proposed amendment to the existing approved Conditional Use Permit and take action. DECISION DATE AND TIME:

NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF Fairview Avenue Sidewalk Infill at Stow Canyon Road 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, City of Goleta, CA

The Contractor Company, including the Responsible Managing Officer (RMO) for the Contractor Company, shall demonstrate a minimum of three (3) years’ experience successfully performing projects of substantially similar type, magnitude, and character of the work bid. Bids shall remain open and valid for a period of ninety (90) days after the Bid Deadline. Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by City to ensure performance under the Contract or, in the alternative, request the City to make payment of retention to an escrow agent. Any protest to an intended award of this contract shall be made in writing addressed to the City Clerk prior to the award. Any protest may be considered and acted on by the City Council at the time noticed for award of the contract. To request a copy of the notice of agenda for award, please contact the City Clerk (805) 961-7505 or register on the City’s website (


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