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NOW IS A TIME TO GIVE THANKS. During the Museum’s current renovation project, we remain more open than ever— connecting community, sharing inspiration, and effecting change through arts education. We thank all those who make it possible. You inspire us. Schlosser Family Trust

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with Persian singer Mahsa Vahdat Music for Change: The Banned Countries Tue, Dec 4 / 8 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall Tickets start at $25 / $10 UCSB students “The quartet remains as geographically, politically and spiritually feisty as ever. Forget about genre; Kronos made that an irrelevant term ages ago.” Los Angeles Times The Grammy Award-winning ensemble will perform a new program featuring music from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin Polina Leschenko, piano Tue, Dec 11 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall $35 / $9 all students (with valid ID)

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Santa Barbara Independent’s Annual Celebration of Our Fantastic Neighbors

(Indy Indy Staff)

ON THE COVER AND AT LEFT: Illustration by Alex Drake

ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL No sports field would be big enough to hold all the heroes who helped Montecito and Santa Barbara through the hellfire of Thomas and the devastation of the debris flow, but we felt we had to recognize as many of those people as possible for this week’s Local Heroes issue. On Saturday, handfuls of representatives from the dozens of groups, organizations, and agencies that went above and beyond filed onto the Montecito Union School Field for the largest group photo the Indy has ever assembled. Photographer Paul Wellman climbed a fire truck ladder to get the shot. See it on page 20.

NEWS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 A&E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

OPINIONS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Angry Poodle Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17


Arts Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61




Pop, Rock & Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

FILM & TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Movie Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

THE WEEK.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 LIVING.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 SPORTS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 ODDS & ENDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 FOOD & DRINK .. . . . . . . . . . . 53 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Dining Out Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology . . . . . . . 74

CLASSIFIEDS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75


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After nine years of litigation, EDC received final word from the U.S. Supreme Court that threatened southern sea otters are once again protected under the Endangered Species Act and welcome to populate their native range from Point Conception to the Mexico border. This decision puts a final end to the commercial fishing industry’s attempt to reinstate the failed “no-otter zone” that was harming this keystone species.

This year, EDC and our partners expanded our ongoing Vessel Speed Reduction program that protects endangered whales while improving air quality onshore. This program financially incentivizes large cargo ships to voluntarily slow down as they travel through the Santa Barbara Channel, reducing the chance of a fatal collision with whales while also reducing emissions and ocean noise.




EDC sponsored SB 834 and worked diligently for its passage, along with its companion bill, AB 1775, providing leadership with outreach and policy. These important laws now prohibit California from approving new infrastructure that is necessary to transport oil and gas from leases in federal waters, through state waters and on to shore to be processed.


This year we celebrated the end of oil in Carpinteria, as Venoco’s bankruptcy resulted in the transfer of its Paredon offshore lease to the California Coastal Sanctuary, thus permanently protecting the area from oil and gas development. EDC and our clients have opposed development of this lease since 2007. Similarly, offshore platforms Grace and Gail, formerly owned by Venoco, have been shut down.








EDC secured a court ruling ordering the federal government to stop issuing permits for fracking and acidizing off the California coast. The judge declared that the government must consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the impacts to endangered species, including the sea otter and snowy plover, and must allow the State of California to review these dangerous and polluting drilling techniques.




EDC filed a lawsuit against Pacific Coast Energy Company for violating the Clean Water Act by repeatedly discharging polluted stormwater runoff from its 5,400-acre Orcutt Hill oil field operation where the company uses dangerous oil extraction techniques such as cyclic steam injection. Polluted runoff from this facility threatens endangered species and public recreation as it flows into Orcutt Creek and San Antonio Creek and ultimately drains into the ocean.


This summer at our annual event, Green & Blue, EDC honored Jane Fonda and Gail Osherenko with Environmental Hero awards. Jane has been an outspoken activist fighting for our climate and against risky oil pipelines. Gail’s award-winning documentary, Broke: The Santa Barbara Oil Pipeline Spill of 2015, tells the story of how not just our community, but the whole nation, is at risk from the pipeline industry.

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EDC and our partners held six creek clean-ups, successfully protecting water quality and wildlife in the Goleta Valley, the Goleta Slough, and the Pacific Ocean. With 270 volunteer hours, we not only removed nearly 5,000 pounds of trash including furniture, shopping carts, paint and motor oil, but we identified pollution sources and collaborated with the City of Goleta to address stormwater violations, illegal dumping, and improve water quality.

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EDC board member Gail Osherenko’s award winning documentary, Broke: The Santa Barbara Oil Pipeline Spill of 2015, has been screened throughout our region at film festivals and other events. This powerful film highlights EDC’s work in the aftermath of the 2015 Plains All American Pipeline spill which poured more than 140,000 gallons of heavy crude oil onto the Gaviota Coast and into the Santa Barbara Channel.

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For nine years, EDC has worked throughout every step of the process to help get the Gaviota Coast Plan approved, pushing for strong protections for environmentally sensitive habitat and wildlife, agriculture, archaeological resources, scenic views, and public trails. This plan now serves as the roadmap for future development and land use on this 76-mile iconic coastline – one of the largest remaining continuous stretches of undeveloped coast in California.

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Lakey Peterson


Australian with six world titles to her name. In September, Peterson placed third to Gilmore’s second at the inaugural Surf Ranch Pro, held in a state-of-the-art wave pool in Lemoore, California. Heading into Maui, if Gilmore finishes fifth or worse, Peterson must win the event to force a surf-off for the world title. The entire contest can be viewed for free via the WSL Live Experience on Facebook and on desktop at The 12-day contest window opens on Sunday, November 25. —Keith Hamm


ith a maiden world title in her sights, Santa Barbara’s Lakey Peterson is charging for a win at the upcoming Beachwaver Maui Pro, the 10th and final contest of the World Surf League (WSL) 2018 Women’s Championship Tour. Back in March, the 24-year-old regular-footer won the season opener in Australia, setting the pace for what has been her best competitive showing since first qualifying for the elite tour six years ago. Another win in May, in Indonesia, kept her neck-and-neck with perennial contender Stephanie Gilmore, 30, an


STRONG TURNOUT: Students gathered Monday night at an SBCC board meeting to call for the resignation of Lyndsay Maas and speak out about racial tensions on campus.

VP Drops the N-Word SBCC Students and Faculty Call for Resignation by Blanca Garcia tudents, staff, and faculty at Santa Barbara City College are calling for the immediate resignation of Vice President of Business Services Lyndsay Maas after they learned she used the unabbreviated n-word at a gender equity meeting on November 14. The college’s Board of Trustees held a special meeting Monday, where public speakers voiced their outrage. Many insisted this was not an isolated incident but rather a product of the campus climate toward black students and a continued pattern of racial insensitivity.


COUNTY A woman was fatally struck by a train in Montecito at approximately 7:10 a.m. on 11/16. Casilina Gallagher, 33, was walking northbound on the railroad tracks near Olive Mill Road when she was hit by a southbound Amtrak passenger train. The train had been rounding a bend when the engineer saw Gallagher on the tracks and activated the train’s horn and braking system. The train was unable to stop in time.


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Maas used the word in reference to African-American students being called the n-word on campus. Maas was stopped by a faculty member of color “to address the harm caused by the racial slur,” wrote staff who were present at the workgroup meeting in a letter to the board. “Maas tried to explain herself, but she did not take the opportunity to listen to the experience of others,” read the letter. In a statement, Maas said, “Last week during a campus meeting discussing how to combat racism on campus, I inadvertently used a term that has since been taken out of context,

offending some people as a result. I deeply regret that offense, and remain committed to help battle on-campus racism at SBCC.” On the date of the incident, Admissions staffer Akil Hill, who did not witness the slur but had heard about it, was waiting for a campus-wide email to address the incident. That email never came. Instead, SBCC President Anthony Beebe sent an email the following morning to managers, supervisors, and president’s councilmembers only, detailing the event, explaining on behalf of Maas, and directing all 52 recipients to attend cultural-sensitivity training within the next six months. Hill equated Beebe’s failure to inform the campus to a cover-up and was disappointed Beebe did not reach out to black staff, faculty, and students to inform them of the event, much less apologize and gather input to move forward. “You can’t offend a group of people and not apologize to them,” said Hill. In her email to fellow members of the gender equity committee following the incident, Maas commits to attending cultural sensitivity training. Hill expressed frustration at the way events played out but insisted he doesn’t dislike Beebe or Maas. He described Maas as being a “good person,” but the issue is beyond that, he said. “We can’t reduce it down to her being a good or bad person. She made a mistake, and there has to be consequences,” he said. “You can’t continue coming to work like nothing happened.” At the special meeting Monday, audience members held up “Black Lives Matter” signs while students of color chronicled their experiences on campus. Students talked about not feeling safe or welcome on campus and shared experiences in which they were called

The Board of Supervisors has reduced the annual fees for veteran access at county parks to $10 irrespective of residence. The annual pass is accepted at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area and Jalama Beach County Park for day-use entry and can be purchased at both parks. Customers would need to present either a California driver’s license or identification card with veteran designation, a California State Parks Distinguished Veteran Pass, or a Veterans Identification Card to be eligible. When the Whittier Fire started in July 2017, Circle V Ranch Camp was at the center of the firestorm, with county firefighters and deputy sheriffs undertaking a dramatic rescue of camp kids and counselors. The place was gutted by the 18,000acre blaze, and St. Vincent de Paul, a charitable organization that has owned the camp since 1945 and run it at Circle V since 1990, has been raising funds to rebuild the camp ever since. Most recently, a Hike4Kids in Altadena raised more than $60,000 toward the goal of reopening in 2019. Sansum Clinic now supports Health Records on iPhone, which brings together hospitals, clinics, and the existing Apple Health app to offer a simple way to access medical data. Before, medical records were held across multiple locations, requiring patients to log into each care provider’s website to piece together information. Now, medical information from participating institutions can be organized into one view. Through their iPhones, Sansum patients will receive health updates and notifications on any information from lab results to new immunizations. All medical data is then protected by the user’s passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID.

LAW & DISORDER Stating they have been “forced to challenge this through the courts,” the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has joined the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians in a suit that seeks to stop illegal card-game gambling. The suit filed in San Diego Superior Court names 11 defendants, including Larry Flynt and the Bicycle Casino, and alleges the cardrooms offer house-banked and percentage card games in violation of California law. A proposition passed in 2000 authorized the governor to negotiate only with federally recognized Indian tribes to allow card players to bet against the house instead of with each other. Rincon Band tribal leader Bo Mazzeti said they were not challenging the cardrooms’ right to operate but their compliance with the law, adding they’d pursued the issue for 13 years before filing suit. n



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“believe our experiences.” Student and former student trustee for the board Krystle Farmer told meeting participants that she resigned as trustee earlier this semester after being perpetually discriminated against. Farmer said she met with boardmembers individually and tried to share with them how black students were feeling on campus. “I did it the right way,” said Farmer, explaining how, during her time at SBCC, she had joined the BSU and school governSPEAKING OUT: Current student and former SBCC student trustee Krystle Farmer (pictured) told the board on Monday that ment opportunities, and also sat as a she has experienced harassment and discrimination on campus. trustee. “I was still harassed, still discriminated against,” she said about the n-word, were spit on, and were monitored her experience as a black woman on campus. by police in school spaces. “It’s not good, but The college responded with a statement. you get so used to it,” said student Ibrahim “Under no circumstance is the use of racist Traore. Naiha Dozier-El, president of the language acceptable. That type of language Black Student Union (BSU), urged the board is contrary to the vision, mission, and core to take action against Maas and to respond values of SBCC.” to the number of incidents that students have At this time, Maas has been placed on reported. “Just believe us,” said Dozier-El, unpaid administrative leave. n



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Santa Barbara environmental think tank has teamed up with a Menlo Park renewable energy nonprofit on an ambitious new effort to build a mini, self-sustaining electrical grid to power Montecito’s critical water and fire protection facilities. The Montecito Community Microgrid Initiative — as explained by the World Business Academy and the Clean Coalition in a joint presentation last week — would generate and store solar power on-site at the San Ysidro Road fire station and nearby Water District headquarters, thereby ensuring a constant flow of electricity even if their connection to the Southern California Edison grid is cut. Clean Coalition’s Craig Lewis said he returned to his hometown of Santa Barbara to spearhead the project because he believes such a system would make Montecito more resilient to disasters and because last winter’s tragedy hit so close to home. The fire station’s backup diesel generator failed during the fire, he said. Lewis described the microgrid as a first step that could eventually be expanded to include the Upper

Village’s market, gas station, post office, and banks, which might be used as shelters during an emergency. Then, he said, the Lower Village could be included, and then expand to the entire South Coast, now tenuously connected to the Edison grid by a single transmission line snaking through the mountains. Lewis acknowledged that even the initial undertaking will be complex and difficult, with a dizzying galaxy of stakeholders needing to reach consensus. But there’s already been progress, he said. Edison is on board, and early conversations with water and fire agency staff have gone well. The first phase of powering the two facilities would cost around $2.25 million, Lewis said. Of that, he predicted $1.5 million would be paid through energy savings, tax benefits, and other solar incentives. The remaining $750,000 is expected to come from philanthropic sources. Thus far, the World Business Academy has raised $46,000 toward that goal. To power the rest of the targeted Upper Village buildings would cost $7.5 million, Lewis said. —Tyler Hayden


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TOUGH TOPIC: A county task force on human trafficking gathered at the Faulkner Gallery last week. pictured from left: Lt. Brian Olmstead (Sheriff’s Office); Lisa Conn (RISE); Rita McGaw (office of the District Attorney); and event moderator Jeff Shaffer (Home for Good).



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Community Forum Talks Numbers, Stings, and Changing Language by Blanca Garcia s many as 150 teens in Santa Barbara County have been identified as “commercially sexually exploited children” (CSEC) since the launch of the Human Trafficking Task Force in 2013, according to Lt. Brian Olmstead, a detective with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Office and a member of the task force. Last week, Olmstead sat on a public-forum panel with Lisa Conn, the project supervisor for Resiliency Interventions for Sexual Exploitation (RISE) Project, and Rita McGaw, who supervises the District Attorney’s Victim-Witness Program. The community meeting, held at the Faulkner Gallery and organized by Democratic Women of Santa Barbara, discussed human trafficking countywide and the ongoing efforts to combat it.


Is there a difference between pimp and trafficker? No — but one is glorified. —Victim-Witness Program Supervisor Rita McGaw, with the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office

The event began with a video of a teen who was rescued from human trafficking, which doesn’t happen often, according to the panelists. “Rescuing people out of this life is very uncommon,” said McGaw. However, the county’s task force is dedicated to reducing the demand for commercial sex and providing victims with counseling and other supportive services. But even these tasks have proved to be more difficult than anticipated, Olmstead noted. “The more we educate [the community], the more cases we identify, the more overwhelmed we get. We need more resources,” he said.

To reduce demand for commercial sex in the county, the Sheriff ’s Office has organized a number of sting operations, with deputies posing as sex workers and arresting sex purchasers at hotels. Sex buyers are everyday members of the community, according to Olmstead. “They range from 18 to 82 years of age. They’re students, professionals, white colar, blue colar — anyone.” Traffickers are harder to go after and only receive an average of three years in prison, he added. Counseling victims also has its challenges, the audience was told. Most victims in Santa Barbara County are female, identified through juvenile hall, said Conn, who has been working in the county’s Behavioral Wellness department for 20 years. She only started identifying victims six years ago, when she was educated in sexual exploitation. However, just because the terminology is new, doesn’t mean the problem is new. “This has been going on for a very long time,” said Conn, who still thinks about some of the girls who presented characteristics of a child being trafficked before she had the background to identify them as victims of exploitation. Most of Conn’s clients, young people up to 24 years old, are from within Santa Barbara County. Older adults tend to be from out of the county, said Olmstead. Those victims are brought into Santa Barbara as they travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Regardless of where they are from, many have a hard time identifying as victims, said Conn. “Even children that we know are victims do not self-identify,” she said. A big reason for that is because of the shame associated with it. One way to combat that is by rebranding trafficking and stopping the glorification of pimps, said McGaw. “Is there a difference between pimp and trafficker? No — but one is glorified,” said McGaw. “Language is simple, n and that is something we can all do.”















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a circuit outage near Chatsworth occurred two minutes before the fire was reported on November 7. By the following Monday, when the California Public Utilities Commission announced it was investigating Edison for the fire, stock prices for its parent company, Edison International, had fallen by more than 12 percent, according to the investor lawsuit. Filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the investor suit alleges the share price ultimately fell 32 percent, according to multiple media accounts. Joseph Liebman, a Santa Barbara attorney pursuing the fire litigation for victims, along with Robertson & Associates of Westlake Village and Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis of Santa Barbara, said the implications of Dodd’s Senate Bill 901 await an interpretation by the courts, as often is the case with new laws. Talking about the red flag warning that was in effect when the Woolsey Fire began and Edison’s previous announcement that it would power down the grid if fire-weather conditions demanded it, Liebman commented, “The utilities sell a product that is inherently dangerous. They have to step up to the plate and stop this. They’re the only ones who can.” —Jean Yamamura


outhern California Edison has come under legal scrutiny following the Woolsey Fire, from both victims and investors. The attorneys who sued Edison over the Thomas Fire filed suit recently on behalf of victims of the Woolsey Fire, which has claimed three lives and destroyed more than 1,500 structures. At about the same time, stock prices fell dramatically for SoCal Edison’s parent company, Edison International, prompting an investor class action. Edison admitted in October that it ignited one of the fires blamed for starting the 281,000-acre Thomas conflagration in December 2017. In the interval, the governor signed a bill written by State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) that allows utilities to raise bonds to pay “costs and expenses,” including wildfire victim payouts, and to charge ratepayers for those bond costs, but only if the California Public Utility Commission finds the utility acted reasonably to design, operate, and maintain its equipment to avoid a fire. The bill, which applies after January 1, 2019, specifically includes fires that started in 2017. In the Woolsey Fire, SoCal Edison disclosed to the CPUC on November 8 that

PARADISE LOST: Volunteers with Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue searched for human remains last week in the town of Paradise, which was destroyed by the Camp Fire.

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anta Barbara County Search and Rescue sent a team of 11 volunteers to Butte County for five days last week to search for human remains in what’s left of the town of Paradise in the wake of the Camp Fire. “It’s pretty devastating,” said Nelson Trichler, the team’s incident commander. “The entire town is wiped out. Ninety percent of the buildings, everything, just burned to the ground, in ashes.” With search dogs, the team — among approximately 500 search-and-rescue personnel from across the state—was deployed throughout residential neighborhoods and mobile home parks to identifiable bedroom and bathroom areas, where people may have tried to shelter in place. As dogs picked up scents, team members carefully 12


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sifted through the ashes for bones; if remains were discovered, an anthropologist and one of several “roving coroner units” were called in, Trichler explained. “I have been involved in many disasters throughout my life and thought the [January 9] debris flow in Montecito was the worst thing that I would ever see,” Trichler said. “But the magnitude and scope of this disaster is something you could never imagine. This [was] really hard, but we are fortunate that we have the training, knowledge, and experience from other disasters. We have responded to in order to help bring closure to the families.” As of Tuesday morning, Cal Fire had reported 79 fatalities and more than 12,600 homes destroyed. Nearly 700 people were listed as missing. —Keith Hamm




City in Trenches on State Street Fixes healthy cross-section of downtown interests — including architects, business owners, construction managers, and private consultants — have joined forces with the city’s planning staff to streamline and improve Santa Barbara’s famously onerous permitting process. Over the course of four lengthy meetings, the group has methodically hammered away at the snags that trip up and delay projects moving through the approval pipeline. Everything’s on the table — landuse rules, density requirements, parking policies, the appeals process, and so on — as the city works on identifying areas of improvement and those in the private sector learn about the functions and constraints of their local government. Community Development Director George Buell said he’s particularly focused on making his department more efficient, accountable, and better outward com- Amy Cooper municators, and he’s encouraged by the group’s progress thus far. “I would describe by real estate broker Jason Jaeger and landthe meetings as very productive, very helpful,” lord Richard Berti and is being led by former he said. Plum Goods owner Amy Cooper and mayor Hal Conklin, who said the effort is still other members wholeheartedly agreed. “I feel in its early phases as members hold informal like we’ll be able to make changes that have big meetings over coffee to finalize their roster positive impacts,” Cooper said. “I really do.” and objectives. In a September 28 proposal At the same time, Assistant City Administra- to members, Conklin articulated the team’s tor Nina Johnson is now considering propos- objectives as “leading a community-wide als to hire a consultant to develop a strategic consensus-building effort,” being “advisors” State Street plan, which would include an to city leaders, and drumming up political economic development element. She expects support. He budgeted his own consultant’s fee at $240,000 over the next 24 months. to present options to the council in January. Meanwhile, a private alliance of property Conklin said this week that Councilmember owners and developers is quietly organiz- Randy Rowse, Mayor Cathy Murillo, and the ing a downtown revitalization group of their Community Environmental Council have own. The Santa Barbara Leadership Team, as joined him and others in some of their initial they’re calling themselves, was put together conversations. —Tyler Hayden


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he state Fair Political Practices Commission has rejected an anonymous complaint filed on October 18 against Montecito Sanitary District boardmember Robert Williams, the board said last week. The complaint alleged that Williams had violated state conflict-of-interest laws by voting to spend district money on an ad that the district placed in the Santa Barbara News-Press during the recent electoral campaign for two seats on the board, including his. The complaint was filed on the same day that a Sacramento law firm representing a slate of five candidates for board seats on the Montecito Water and Sanitary districts threatened to sue the Sanitary District, alleging that by running the ad, it was using public funds “to engage in political speech.” At a special meeting on November 14, the Sanitary District board voted to send a letter to the slate’s law firm, asking the five newly elected candidates, “How are the community’s rate payers benefitted by forcing the Sanitary District to use its limited resources to defend itself from these unfounded claims? The District did nothing wrong,” the letter stated. “It has free speech rights and duties to inform its ratepayers about issues of public

concern related to its mission and compliance with permitting requirements.” The candidates for the slate were backed by more than $120,000 in campaign funds and won the November 6 election handily. At the Sanitary District, Woody Barrett, the owner of Alltex Exploration Inc., a Houstonbased oil company, and Dana Newquist, the owner of Mission Villa, an Alzheimer’s facility on Mission Street, unseated incumbents Judith Ishkanian, a 12-year veteran of the board, and Williams, a retired executive who oversaw the design, construction, and installation of recycled water infrastructure for the Irvine Co. in Newport Beach. To fill a vacancy on the board, Ishkanian, Williams, and boardmembers Thomas Kern and Jeff Kerns in November unanimously chose Thomas Bollay, a prominent Montecito architect who is on the land-use committee of the Montecito Association. He will serve the remaining two years of the term of Warner Owens, who resigned last month because he was moving out of the district. Bollay was endorsed for the post by Heal the Ocean, a nonprofit conservationist group that has lobbied for more widespread use of recycled water on the South Coast. —Melinda Burns

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MORE OF SAME: It was another State Street monologue no one really wanted to

witness. A tall young man—bearded, well dressed, and soiled — bent intently over a green trash can in front of a downtown bank and shouted into the abyss. I couldn’t make out the words, but the exchange apparently did not go well. After about 20 seconds, he jerked his head up, wheeled around, and marched angrily up the street, hollering at the top of his lungs. No one asked any questions. We already knew the answer: Get out of the way. It’s an old story, one that Santa Barbara has been wringing its hands over for the past 35 years. Last week, the City Council heard what I’d say is by far the most promising, creative, and innovative proposal devised yet to address the issue. For the first time ever, Cottage Hospital, the Housing Authority, city cops, and the PATH homeless shelter are all sitting around the table, talking about working together. That’s never happened before. Instigating this newfound unity of purpose is $550 million in one-time-only grants the state legislature just made available for communities to deal with homelessness. Of that, Santa Barbara County will get about $9 million. The specific proposal discussed by the council would take about $6.5 million of that. On the Richter scale of good news, this qualifies as a major earthquake.

Take The Dog Out Naturally, there’s a bad-news component involved, too. In this case, that’s how City Hall rolled it out. In fact, it’s hard to imagine it being done any worse. A big part of the plan calls for the temporary installation of no fewer than 40 “tiny homes” — commonly known as “sheds with beds” — at the commuter parking lot by Castillo and Carrillo streets. This is where many of the 50 most chronic and expensive repeat customers who show up at Cottage Hospital’s emergency rooms and the Santa Barbara County Jail will live, we are told, but on a strictly transitional, supervised, temporary, and managed basis. These are the so-called Million-Dollar Murrays and Frequent Flyers who have been giving cops and social service providers fits. By placing them indoors in a supervised setting — with two security guards 24/7 and offices for a city cop—the theory goes, they can be more cheaply and efficiently bombarded with the array of mental-health, detox, health-care, and social services needed to turn their lives around. This is known in the lingo as the “Housing First” model. In terms of results, it reportedly beats the alternative — waiting for people who’ve declined such services for more than 20 years to show up on their own and ask for help On paper, the plan makes massive sense. But for the neighbors living near the commuter lot, news of this proposal arrived like

a lightning bolt. Not surprisingly, their hair is still smoldering. They first heard about the plan just two Saturday afternoons ago, when

city flyers mysteriously appeared on the front doors of residents living within 300

feet of the proposed site. And that was just two days before the council first heard about the grant application. And it was given absolutely no time for deliberation. Any delay meant walking away from millions in onetime emergency homeless funds. Were the neighbors upset? Who wouldn’t be? The whiplash-inducing suddenness of it all has sparked a cottage industry of conspiracy theories, including that city planners deliberately and maliciously hid the plan from the public until the last possible second to prevent any NIMBY opposition from rising up. I suspected as much myself. I’ve since been persuaded otherwise. Although City Hall knew about the state grant since last spring, the exact terms of the grant application weren’t released until October 16. This gave the co-conspirators from the city, Cottage Hospital, and the Housing Authority less than a month to put together the details of a proposal. And only at the very end of October was it understood, I am told, that city parking lots were zoned to allow the installation of the tiny houses. If the timing was horrific, it was inadvertently so. It’s possible I’ve drunk too much Kool-

Aid here, but I know from personal experience that conspiracies are exceptionally hard to execute. After-the-fact public outreach has been scheduled for next Wednesday evening at the Louise Lowry Davis Center at 5:30. It should be lively. I would suggest that if Brad Fieldhouse —representing the Orange County nonprofit City Net, which is slated to receive $1 million from the grant to do hyper-persistent street outreach work —shows up, he refrain from calling such frequent attention to his size. During his presentation to the council, he mentioned he had big hands, that he was large, that people might be intimidated by his height and heft, and that in case you wondered, he was 67. Some of us are wondering why an Orange County outfit had to be brought in to do street outreach. We were told the expression “service resistant” does not exist in City Net’s dictionary and that his crew is very persistent in connecting street people with services they might not think they need. Size apparently has its advantages. The trash-can screamer has come and gone, replaced, at least for the moment, by an older man just bumped out of his elder-care facility. He tried the shelter but found the bed bugs not to his liking. He’s much quieter. No one will feel the need to get out of the way. But he’ll still be on the streets. —Nick Welsh

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am your neighbor. I am the one who left 250 tangerines in a box in the clubhouse because I had an abundance of fruit, and that’s what you do when you have an abundance of anything. Give it away. I am your neighbor. I never complain when your gardener blows debris into my yard the day after my gardener made it look like a page from a magazine. But you are older than me and you have medical problems and you are doing the best you can. I am your neighbor. I am the one who tells you you’re welcome to park in my driveway when all the visitor parking is filled with the vehicles of folks playing tennis or going to the dog park. And it’s hard for you to walk the distance from the next visitor parking area. I am your neighbor. I don’t complain when your tennis balls fly over the fence into my yard and you shriek and carry on because the sounds I hear are sounds of joy. I am your neighbor. I live alone. Not by choice, but because my beloved husband is stranded in a country where five are killed a day in his neighborhood while I jump through the endless hoops created by the current administration to prevent innocent persons like my husband from emigrating. My husband, 71 years old, who lived in this country for 14 years with a legal permanent resident card. A card that expired while I was doing voluntary medical service in a developing country and the folks in the U.S. State Department sent our re-application form to an address in the forest where mail is not delivered instead of to the PO Box I clearly wrote on their form. It has been three years. Hoping that somebody will recognize their error and welcome my husband back to this country like they did the first time 23 years ago. Praying that he will live long enough to return to our home. I am your neighbor. Before you pass judgment on me, threaten me, and force me to take down my RESIST sign, perhaps you should know who I am. I am your neighbor. —Terri Carlson, MD, San Vicente Mobile Home Park, S.B.



was excited to finally take on a volunteer role with a large nonprofit that does a lot of good in our Santa Barbara community. I starched my

crisp white shirt. I pulled out my black skirt and black heels. At the lovely Montecito home hosting the event, we were told about the wines we’d be serving and about supporting the catering team, an amazing group of warm professionals who took us under their wing. Armed with trays of wine and sparkling water, we offered the poshly dressed crowd their beverages and then swept the crowd for refills or any other needs. After a few minutes, I started to realize the guests perceived me as “the help” and not a volunteer. It was the way they didn’t look at me when I spoke to them. The way they waited for me to hand them a drink rather than grab it themselves. This was a crowd that was used to being served and waited on. It made me see another side of life, what it feels like to not quite be on the same footing as others. Only because of the contributions of this privileged and wealthy community could this nonprofit help the most impoverished members of our community. What an irony that the same people giving up thousands of dollars to help “the least of these” couldn’t treat with respect and dignity those who served them. There were a few who were down to earth, looked me in the eye, and behaved courteously as I served them. However, they were the exception, I’m sad to say. As your fellow Santa Barbaran, I urge you to remember: gifts of money will certainly help feed the hungry, but humility will feed their souls. —Melissa De Soto, S.B.

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¶ Our S.B. Gives description of The Junior League’s SAFE House last week was incorrect. That program supports the county’s first therapeutic, rehabilitative shelter for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation through training and mentorships for independent living skills, including tutoring, job interview and résumé preparation, building self-confidence, and learning how to form and maintain healthy relationships. Visit for more information. ¶ The Food & Drink piece last week on Crush Tasting Room & Kitchen should have said Michael Amador had been a food and beverage director at San Ysidro Ranch, not a chef.

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Cynthia Kay Bush

Elizabeth Ann McNeil

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, Cynthia Kay Bush, a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother found everlasting peace at the age of 75 after a long illness. Cynthia was born to Sgt. Jess Willard Jameson & Lauretta Mae Jameson on January 27, 1943 in Junction City, Kansas. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School with the class of 1961. While working at the counter of El Camino Pharmacy on Coast Village Road, she met Lloyd Bush. Their first date was a Limeliters concert under the stars at the Santa Barbara Bowl. While dining at Joe’s in July of 1963, Lloyd borrowed money from Harry Davis so he and Cindy could elope to Las Vegas, the only thing they didn’t do surrounded by their large community of friends. Their years together in their house on Montecito Creek were happy ones, with many parties and perhaps one too many cocktails. Their New Years Eve bouillabaisse was legendary, and nothing short of miraculous given it was prepared in a kitchen that was smaller than a ship’s galley. Sunny days were spent at the Miramar, playing tennis and relaxing on the beach. Her favorite vacation was her yearly birthday trip to San Francisco, but she enjoyed their journeys to farther away places like France, Italy and China. She also could not imagine a life without Diet Coke or See’s candy. Her husband as well as her mother preceded Cindy in death. These losses took a great toll on her. Her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis, a disease that felled her uncle, Emmett, was another blow as she entered the 21st century. But to all who knew her at her prime, there was simply no one who loved being a daughter, wife and mother more than she; and there was definitely no one better at it. Graceful to a fault, generous with no limits, she was, truly, and unmistakably, a lady. In accordance with Dad’s stern warning to us in 1998, there is to be no “graveside nonsense” (of course, he used a more colorful word than “nonsense”). A celebration of life will happen in the spring. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the National MS Society or the American Brain Foundation.

Elizabeth Ann McNeil passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of November 12, 2018. She was 53 years old. Liz was born in Milwaukee, WI on November 14, 1964, to James E. McNeil and Jean (Burdick) McNeil. Her family moved to Santa Barbara in 1966, when her father worked for Delco. Liz attended Hope School, La Colina Jr. High and San Marcos High, graduating in 1982. After graduation, she worked in the corporate offices of Motel 6 in Santa Barbara and Dallas, TX, for many years. She then worked for NorTel Networks in Dallas as an Executive Assistant in Global Sales Operations, until her injury in 2001. Liz was an avid horse woman and lover of animals. Endurance trail rides, camping, snow skiing and water skiing were favorite activities, along with driving fast (preferably with the convertible top down)! Liz was a fun loving soul, who valued her friendships and her family. She believed that what was most important in life was being happy. Any party was definitely more fun if Liz was there! She is survived by her Father, Mother and five siblings Mary Carralejo (Kevin), Diane Weir (Bob), Jim McNeil (Suzan), Steve McNeil (Rebecca) and Donald McNeil. Liz is further survived by her stepson Troy Wennerstrom (Jenna), two grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The family will always be grateful to all who loved, cared for, and assisted Liz in her last years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in her memory to Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center (www., or your favorite charity. A memorial service will be held at McDermott Crockett Mortuary, 2020 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, on Saturday, November 24 at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara. Raise a glass to our dear Liz, who is finally free at last!





Linda May Maurice 05/03/58-11/10/18

Linda May Maurice entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, November 10th, 2018, surrounded by family. She was born in Larkspur, California, on May 3, 1958, to Rene and Shirley Maurice. She had four siblings; Laura, Donald, Roger, and Jeanie. She spent her early years in Marin County, then moved to the Santa Barbara area in her mid 20’s. She married Fred Rohrs and gave birth to two beloved sons, Sanfred Marvin and Daniel Henry Rohrs. Linda loved many things--her

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family, friends, music, dancing... and most specially, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a prayer warrior and prayed for her family by name every day. You could always count on Linda to pray for you, and with you. She was “not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to bring salvation for everyone who believes” --Romans 1:16. Linda attended many churches on her Christian walk, but it was at Calvary Chapel, Santa Barbara, that her spiritual journey began. She learned to know and love the power of the Bible through influential pastors Chuck Smith, Ricky Ryan, and Greg Laurie, and through Bible Study Fellowship International. To know Linda was to love her. She was a unique soul. She didn’t just attend something--she enjoyed, she loved, she rejoiced, and then would proclaim it was “The best time ever!” When you were around Linda, you quickly learned that she would not take part in any negativity. In fact, her positive, contagious energy became a beacon of inspiration. Linda had a keen understanding of the heart. Generosity was her nature. Up until her last breath, she gave to others. She lived and breathed gratitude in its truest sense. Linda is survived by her mother, her sons, her sisters and brothers, five nieces and nephews, and a record number of friends. Upon meeting someone new, they would inevitably enter her heart forever. Although Linda loved to celebrate, her wishes for a memorial were to have only a small family gathering. As she ended her battle with metastatic breast cancer, she knew and appreciated the love and prayers from the friends she had made in this lifetime. She will be missed immensely.

Nancy Ruth Michelson 10/02/24-10/03/18

On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, Nancy Ruth Michelson passed away at age 94. Nancy was born on October 2nd, 1924 in Red Bank, NJ. A lifelong Quaker pacifist, a civil rights activist and Planned Parenthood volunteer, Nancy was committed to making the world a better place. She enjoyed teaching elementary school art, and taught Origami at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. She loved people, and when someone caught the gaze of her smiling blue eyes, their day would be infused with joy. She will be missed by her daughters Sally and Amy, son-inlaw Joe, and grandsons Sam and Jake.Donations may be sent to Serenity House at or Planned Parenthood at


Carolyn Ann Roche 08/05/53-11/09/18

Carolyn Ann Roche, 65, of Santa Barbara, CA passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 after a heroic two and a half year battle with Cancer. Carolyn was truly a “Princess Warrior” who battled to the end and never gave up. Her mantra was “I can beat this, I am going to be OK”. Carolyn was born in Waterloo, Iowa on August 5, 1953, a daughter of Kenneth F. May and Helene May. Carolyn is survived by her mother Helene May, her husband of 42 years Theodore K. Roche IV as well as her son Shaun Michael Roche, her daughter Kellie Ann Roche Clenet, son-in-law Damien Clenet and granddaughter Coco May Clenet, all of Santa Barbara, CA. Additional family members that preceded her in death include her father, Kenneth F May, her sister Michelle May and her brother Kevin J. May. Other survivors include her grandson (to be) Cash Clenet, nephews Simon Blanco and Tyler May and niece Joanna Means. Carolyn is also survived by many grand nieces and nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to mention. Carolyn was a longtime resident of Santa Barbara. Her Mom & Dad were eager to leave the cold winters of her birthplace in Iowa, and when Carolyn was a very young girl the family moved to California. They originally settled in Corona, CA and then in 1969 the family moved to Santa Barbara. Carolyn graduated from San Marcos High School in 1971. After high school she first worked at a Doctor’s office where she found her passion for nursing, and the seed was planted which grew into the dream and eventual reality of her becoming a Registered Nurse. Carolyn was fun loving, a true sun goddess with a beautiful smile who loved the beach and as a young woman enjoyed traveling to Mexico and Hawaii. In 1973 she began a life-long relationship with her soon to be husband, Ted Roche. They were married in 1977, which began a life-long love story. Carolyn was a fantastic person; a caring wife, a devoted mother to her children, a supportive daughter to her widowed Mother, a life partner and a fiercely loyal friend to many. She was unselfish, always giving and thinking of her children and husband first. Their life together took them to live in many places including Scotland, New Zealand, Alaska and Louisiana, but always coming home to Santa Barbara. While living in Alaska, Carolyn obtained her Nursing Degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She worked as a Registered

Nurse for almost 20 years working at Providence Hospital in Alaska, Goleta Valley and Cottage Hospitals here in Santa Barbara. She also worked for 12 years at Associated Hand Surgeons here in town. Ultimately, the most important thing in Carolyn’s heart was her devotion to her family. She was most proud of her son Shaun, daughter Kellie, nephews Simon and Tyler and niece Joanna. They always came first. Carolyn was also a role model and “Hanai” mother to many, many others. She had a big heart and accepted all. Her keen advice and non-judgmental guidance helped numerous friends and family members along the way. Her house was always open to friends and family, and was the location for countless parties and numerous celebrations. When you heard that there was a “party at the Roche’s” you knew it was going to be a good time. Carolyn will truly be missed by many. While there will forever be a hole in our hearts, and regret for the memories that we were unable to make, we are thankful for the time we spent together and will cherish the many memories we did create. There will be a Celebration of Carolyn’s Life, open to all, commencing at 2 PM on Sunday, November 18, 2018 located at the Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Bring your smiles and your love to celebrate a life well lived. In lieu of flowers we ask that memorial contributions be sent to either of the following charitable organizations: Stand Up for Cancer, St Jude’s or Heal the Ocean.

Jeffrey Allen Rubinstein

Jeffrey Allen Rubinstein, 67, of Pawleys Island, SC passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 8, 2018 after a long hard fought battle with metastatic gastric cancer. Survivors include his loving wife Patti Salizzoni-Rubinstein of Pawleys Island, SC; daughters, Jennifer and her fiancé Deville Nunes of San Pedro, CA; Jessica and her son Frankie of Santa Barbara, CA. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Pawleys Island Chapel, 391 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 with a Celebration of Jeff 's Life following after the service. View full obituary and express online condolences at Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.

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world for the next one on October 13, just shy of his 89th birthday, he was not just a loving grandfather, father, and devoted husband; he was also still officially working as a systems engineer and consultant for NASA. At an age when most men would have two decades of retirement under their belts and only dusty memories of their professional glory days, Jim was still working on what he loved, helping humankind explore the far reaches of our cosmos and better measure the condition of our living planet Earth, even as he was losing his own battle with time and gravity itself. Jim was awarded the space agency’s highest honor — the NASA Public Service Medal — at Goddard Space Flight Center in 1997, following his contributions to several major projects, namely VIIRS, one of the first meteorological sensors sent into space, and the original Thematic Mapper, a program that would later LONG-DISTANCE EXPLORER: James Young designed and become Landsat. His last major project culcalibrated equipment sent into space that now measures ocean minated in the MODIS program, essentially a temperatures and other climate-related data. calibration lab for space. “You know, we don’t give out too many of these,” they reportedly said when they hung the medal around his chance on fate with what was little more than a startneck. up at the time. Jim left his job at Ohio State Research Jim’s major contribution to these programs was in Foundation and, having never been west of Colorado, optical design and calibration, turning what would hit the road in his 1954 Ford Crestline. He eventually otherwise be just pretty pictures from space into very found a place on the Mesa with some fellow bachelors. accurate, precise data, used for everything from short- SBRC was housed then in the old Marine barracks at to long-range weather forecasting to understanding the airport. The year was 1957. the earth’s climate. For example, data gathered by Once in Santa Barbara, Jim met a Welsh nurse by MODIS and VIIRS can be used to accurately deter- the name of Gladywn Thomas at a Singleton’s Club mine the temperature of the oceans from space to sponsored by a local church. Jim came repeatedly within a few degrees. And along the way, Jim also knocking on her door, initially as her ride to events received two patents, one being the basis for much at the club but also apparently a convenient “setup” of the optical spatial characterization testing being arranged by a mutual friend. Jim not only had a sweet performed today on the VIIRS program. automobile, but he was intelligent and well-mannered, Born in 1929 on a farm in Knox Township Holmes different than most of the Americans she had met. Jim County, Ohio, Jim looked to a world outside his rural eventually overcame his acute shyness to make his way upbringing for inspiration, where his beloved cow- into Gladywn’s heart, marrying in Santa Barbara in boy heroes from radio shows like Hopalong Cassidy 1957 and settling down in the hills above Goleta, where roamed the plains and took down bad guys. As a they raised their children, Lisa and David. They were young man, he devoured the pages of Astounding married for 60 years. Science Fiction paperbacks with tales of exploring Life in the 1960s-1980s Cold War, the booming new planets and encountering mind-bending alien high-tech community of Goleta was a steady stream life. He also read everything he could about Albert of the California dream. Jim would eventually stop Einstein, Buckminster Fuller, and his other heroes of traveling to D.C. and Ohio, and his family would grow to include a son-in-law, Chris, and a daughter-in-law, the physical world. At Ohio State University, where he received a Healey. Years later, grandkids Drake and Beck would degree in physics, Jim also found what he needed in fill his heart, and he would share the wonders of the personal development in a group who called them- universe with them. selves the “Synergetic Community.” Synergetics comWhile praised as a “great mentor to so many,” the pletely shaped young Jim’s worldview and, maybe “Mahatma of calibration” and “the brains behind most important to Jim’s future success, helped him the theory of radiometry” by his peers, Jim found tap into a higher state of consciousness, as promised simple joy in the pursuit of his life’s work and not in by the handbooks he kept for his entire life. “When any form of self-aggrandizement. When asked if he the synergetic mode lights up, the mind turns on,” was on hand to witness the historic Viking Spaceship the handbook reads. “Abilities [he] did now know launch to Mars, equipped with the Infrared Temperaemerged and [his] thinking becomes faster, more ture Mapper instrument he designed for NASA to accurate, remarkably clear.” His children would later observe the surface of the Red Planet, Jim responded, be raised by Jim’s understanding of the same syner- “I was invited. I didn’t go. That does not personally getic principals, focused on the child’s self-determina- turn me on.” tion and parenting with empathy over heavy-handed Jim was a loyal and earnest man who lived for his training. family and his life’s work. “I am most fortunate to do When young Jim got the call from Santa Barbara the things I like to do,” he was known to say. And I had Research Center founders Gene Peterson and Dave the extreme fortune in life to call this brilliant, kindShiffman (a future mayor of Santa Barbara), he took a hearted soul my Dad. n

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n 1986, the first-ever issue of the Santa Barbara Independent was dedicated to showcasing the amazingly selfless people who call Santa Barbara home.

We christened those honorees as our “Local Heroes,” and a Thanksgiving week tradition was born. Today, 32 years and more than 1,600 issues later, this Local Heroes edition remains our proudest and most meaningful annual achievement. It’s our best effort to remind everyone that, despite the steady drumbeat of bad news, we are surrounded by neighbors who care and who put those cares into concrete action every day. This year, in the wake of the Thomas Fire and the devastating 1/9 Debris Flow, we were presented with more stories of heroism than we’ve ever seen. So we honored as many of those first and second responders as we could on page 20, knowing that we’d never be able to capture each and every lifesaving and community-recovering tale. But we also adhered to our usual format of honoring the hard work of people who were not part of those disasters. The Local Heroes class of 2018 features homeless advocates, dancers, lawn bowlers, librarians, grocery store employees, and many more of our neighbors who regularly put the lives and well-being of others in front of their own needs. We’re proud to shine a light on all of these good works, and we hope that it inspires others to do the same.

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his is a picture of community. These women and men — and many others not

pictured — took action during and after last winter’s historic Thomas Fire and deadly 1/9 Debris Flow. Among countless acts of heroism and kindness, they saved people, searched for the missing, dug out buried homes, and cared therapeutically for traumatized survivors. Many were professionally trained, ready to do their jobs. Others organized spontaneously in the wake of catastrophic disaster. All were eager to help, rebuild, and maintain the long view that when the mountain comes down, human nature can rise up. We thank them all for large and small acts of response, rescue, and recovery. Most were able to gather at Montecito Union School for this photograph. The list of all nominated heroes is as follows: 805 Conservation Collective, 805 UndocuFund, Ace Rivington, All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Red Cross, California Highway Patrol, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Department, Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), Cottage

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dents are challenged to name that tune, that hot band, or that famous singer from when they were younger. “No one can just sit back and not participate,” Charlene Fletcher said, as she leaned back and crossed her arms to demonstrate. “All the groups we bring [in] have to have an interactive program that’s 80 percent participation.” Fletcher’s quicksilver energy has been flowing at the low-income senior residence since she arrived 13 years ago to help her grandmother-in-law for a couple of weeks. She never left. Now the resident services director, Fletcher has made the sunny main room at Garden Court echo with birdsong and the voices of young and talented visitors who liven up the day. Students from high school and college are welcomed for their community service hours, and more than once she’s seen them gain a new grandparent over the weeks. Fletcher is also the one-stop problem-solver for any resident whose Medicare or Medi-Cal or other paperwork has become troublesome. And if she doesn’t know the answer, she knows someone who will. She’s earned their trust with her warm and levelheaded demeanor, as well as her ability to hold a confidence quietly. Fletcher enjoys nothing more than relishing a success, as when men discovered the tea party. They weren’t very interested until she mentioned the Western theme, Fletcher recalled. They arrived after digging their Stetsons out of the closet and bolo ties from their drawers and sat down to linen-covered tables laid with porcelain tea sets. “I love my job,” said Fletcher. “I’ve never had a more rewarding job in my life.”

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ore than a quarter century ago, when Bud

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Al Sladek


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l Sladek shows up. Every Friday at

6 p.m., he steps to the edge of the fountain in front of Santa Barbara Mission to make an announcement. The gathering crowd may be small or large, the weather hot or cold, or somewhere in between. Doesn’t matter if it’s raining or if darkness has already arrived, as it does this time of year. It’s time to hike, and Sladek is calling out this week’s trail, as he has done steadily for the past 44 years, ever since starting this Friday-night offshoot of the Sierra Club’s popular Wednesday-night hikes. By 6:15 p.m., Sladek — an avid jogger who routinely puts in 25 miles weekly — has encouraged hikers to carpool to the trailhead and hike at their own pace, paired up or in small groups of friends or strangers. “The important thing,” he said, “is that everybody has somebody to hike with.” And if somebody needs a flashlight, he may have an extra. Sorry, no dogs and no smoking. Westward on the front county, Arroyo Burro Trail may host the night’s hike. Sometimes it’s Romero Canyon. Often, it’s a popular route in between; he has a handful of favorites. “We head up about an hour and a half and turn around,” said the 76-year-old, who ventured from home at 15, served in Vietnam, got an engineering degree from UC Berkeley, and eventually landed at Delco in Goleta. Coming down the mountain, everybody’s encouraged to regroup for pizza downtown and, once a month, back to the Valle Verde seniorliving community — where Sladek has lived for the past five years — for a potluck and slideshow. “I just enjoy hiking and meeting hiking people,” he said. “It’s just a fun thing to do.”

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olunteering is in Christina Songer’s blood. “I grew up in

a really small Texas town with my mom and stepdad, and they instilled a sense of community in us,” she said. “If there was anybody that needed help, we helped them.” Upon arriving in Santa Barbara in 1995, Songer began volunteering at Cottage Hospital and Domestic Violence Solutions, where she now sits on the board and brings gingerbread house kits to affected families every Thanksgiving. “It provides the family some fun time for the holidays,” she said. But once she met Bill Pintard, head coach of the S.B. Foresters baseball team, Songer’s charitable works kicked into overdrive. She’s now president of the championship team’s board— board where she was integral in their move from UCSB to Pershing Park— and is deeply involved in the team’s Hugs for Cubs program, which brightens Park the lives of kids with cancer by taking them to sporting events, enlisting them as bat boys/girls, visiting them in the hospital, and much more. Hugs for Cubs was founded by Bill and his son, Eric Pintard, 23 years ago when Eric was sick with cancer and wanted to help others in his shoes. Though the younger Pintard passed away in 2004, the organization steadily grew. “We’re trying to expand it every year,” said Songer, who admitted the work can be very emotional, especially when kids don’t survive. But even then, said Songer, “We still talk to the parents. They’re like family.” It affects the players, too. “Once you’re a Forester, you’re always a Forester,” said Songer. “It’s more than just playing baseball. There’s more to life than just that. We help them realize that with Hugs for Cubs. A lot of them go back home and they’re changed. They want to bring this sort of thing back to their schools and communities.”


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Mary Solis Cancer Center Angel


od may or may not actually exist, but angels clearly

do. Mary Solis, a social worker for Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, proves this point. When Solis, now about to retire, started as patient care coordinator for the Cancer Center in 1984, the department consisted of only one desk, one phone, and Solis. Santa Barbara had no pediatric oncology program back then and no support groups. “Zero,” Solis recalled. Now the center offers no fewer than 10 that help patients cope with the challenges ahead or the storm they just weathered. “We go to where the need is,” Solis explained. Some of the distress patients experience comes from sudden loss of control; a lot boils down to dollars and cents. Even for people with health insurance, the cost of copays for some chemotherapies can be crippling. Every year, Solis and crew tap various nonprofits for hundreds of thousands of dollars to ease patients’ financial burden; every year, they get $2 million in free drugs from the manufacturers themselves. In addition, they make sure staff is trained in how best to intervene with people fighting for their very lives. Solis grew up in Los Angeles, her father a bricklayer and her mother a homemaker. With a younger brother who died when she was 7, Solis knew she wanted to pursue a healing path. With a push from a community college guidance counselor, Solis found herself at UCSB and then UC Berkeley for graduate school. During a brief stint out of grad school with Catholic Charities, Solis applied for the grant that resulted in the creation of the Transition House homeless shelter. Little wonder she won a lifetime achievement award from the National Association of Social Workers in 2004. At the Cancer Center, doctors know to call Solis when cases get especially rough. “We call her when the pain is the worst,” said oncologist Fred Kass. “We all have her number on speed dial.”

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Melinda Burns Journalist for Life


eporter Melinda Burns is seriously addicted to her work. Good thing for Santa Barbara she hasn’t stumbled onto the right 12-Step program. “It’s the best job in the world,” Burns said almost sheepishly, reflecting on the 41 years she’s spent asking questions and writing down answers. Burns could have easily ascended the journalistic food chain and retired as an editor years ago. Instead, she’s still swinging the pick and shovel, pursuing laborintensive stories that require more time than the 24/7 news cycle affords. “I like to say I specialize in being a generalist,” Burns said. Maybe so, but wherever she digs, deep holes tend to follow. Soft-spoken and deceptively stubborn, Burns will not be hurried. Her work is detailed and thorough. Her writing is clear and unapologetically sober. She elevates the journalistic IQ of the South Coast by at least 50 points. More astonishing, Burns offers her reporting free of charge to all news outlets save for Santa Barbara’s daily newspaper, where she famously once worked. Burns started out as a freelance Latin-American correspondent in the 1970s. By the early 80s, she was covering poker parlors, casinos, and landfills for the Los Angeles Times. She started working for the Santa Barbara News-Press in 1985, right when the New York Times bought the paper, and quickly became an expert in offshore oil production, land-use planning, and anything relating to water and drought. She still is. When Wendy McCaw bought the News-Press in 2000, Burns would later lead the charge for a newsroom union. She was fired soon after. With her Times pension and Social Security payments, Burns could do lots of other things now. Thankfully, she doesn’t want to. “My heart is in local news,” she said. “I like talking to people. It’s just so interesting.”

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Shawndel Malcolm Housing Lompoc’s Homeless People


hawndel Malcolm’s father fell on tough times upon leaving the U.S. Air

Force and spent a decade homeless on the streets of Lompoc. Malcolm, who graduated from Cabrillo High in 1992, helped his father as much as he could, ensuring that he did have a home for the last 12 years of his life. Today, Malcolm is finding shelter for even more of Lompoc’s sprawling homeless population through Planting a Seed, the organization he started five years ago and incorporated as a nonprofit in 2015. “We spend a lot of time out in the field just communicating with them, finding out their history, and just giving them that love, showing them that there are people out there who care,” said Malcolm. “Everyone out there wants to be housed, but they’ve been beat up by the system so many times that they don’t trust it anymore.” On the second and fourth Saturdays of every month, Planting a Seed volunteers are reaching out across the city and in the Santa Ynez River bed, although Malcolm usually hits the streets right after work each day. They also host an annual event called Lompoc Community Connect, in which people who are homeless get free haircuts, meals, clothes, and more services. That event symbolizes how Planting a Seed is the connective tissue between homeless people and the many entities trying to help, including hospitals, detox centers, shelters, veterans’ affairs, and more. They also furnish the new homes once someone is placed. “The most depressing thing someone faces when being housed is having a roof and then no furniture,” said Malcolm, who has furnished 32 units this year. “They’ll just walk away from their housing.” They stay in touch with each person for at least 18 months, building a stable support network. Malcolm and his father didn’t speak much about Planting a Seed while he was alive. But when his dad passed away in April 2016, the son did find that he had collected newspaper articles about the work. Said Malcolm, “I have to believe that he was proud.”


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arents frequently ask Yolanda Medina-Garcia whether their preschool

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PAL Officers Adrian Gutierrez and Bryan Kerr Teen Center’s Best Friends


he city’s Teen Center, run in conjunction with the Police Activities League (PAL), is a

way station for kids headed home after a long day at school. It features snacks, a pool table, musical instruments, and tutoring, but what everyone enjoys the most is when officers Adrian Gutierrez or Bryan Kerr drop in. Far from being intimidating, uniformwearing, gun-on-hip cops, the two are warm and genuine and are always willing to sit down for a listen. “Once an officer shuns them, they never come back,” Gutierrez said, a substantial man, clearly attuned to the feelings of those around him. He’s the big guy near the door at public events, where he’s sometimes found his friendly hello to lead to long conversations with a young person at the end of their tether. That empathy is what attracted Kerr to policing; he was the “civilian” program leader at the Teen Center when the two met. Kerr has always liked working with kids, but until he saw Gutierrez in action, hanging out with the kids and being himself, he hadn’t considered becoming a police officer. “He’s an example of a good leader,” Gutierrez said of Kerr, whom the kids tease for his love of old movies and scary stories, but whom they also feel to be a trustworthy father figure. “He’s really competitive, too,” everyone insisted, cracking up as they recounted dodgeball games or log-rolling competitions during camping trips with Kerr hollering that they “better do better than that!” Gutierrez has made the Teen Center part of his week for 14 years, but Kerr is rotating out to new duties with the police department. Because they’ll miss him so much, the staff and kids made a life-size photo cutout of Kerr. It sometimes looms out of nowhere unexpectedly, so he’s still getting the last word.

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2018 HOLIDAY PARTY Wednesday, December 12th 11:15AM - 1:30PM Hilton Santa Barbara There’s room for everyone on the nice list! It’s that time of the year again! SBHRA is excited to present our annual holiday networking, luncheon, fundraising event with an Elfish theme. We hope you will travel through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest and over the sea of twirly gum drops to get to the Hilton for this spectacular event!

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Tere Jurado Activist Extraordinaire


ere Jurado is a household name in the Latino community— community

not only because she worked as a radio personality for Radio Bronco and La Preciosa for 18 years, but because she has unofficially become everyone’s go-to person when they find themselves in tough situations. “I still receive calls often,” said Jurado. Jurado, originally from Mexico City, came to Santa Barbara in 1989 and has lived here since. Almost immediately she jumped into activism, cofounding Mujeres Unidas, a group of 10 Latina activists, in 1992 and working as a training coordinator for De Mano a Mano, a Latino helpline under the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center. Since then, she’s started Latinos Unidos y Activos and has been a boardmember of PUEBLO, CAUSE, CLUE, and Casa de la Raza, and is a well-known and trusted organizer in activist circles. Jurado currently sits on the Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival board. Of her myriad community activism, her greatest joy was the 17 years she spent working as a Family Advocate at Franklin Elementary School. There she connected families with necessary resources — after-school programs, food-assistance programs, parenting classes, and more. Her reputation for getting things done drew people well beyond the school to reach out to her when they needed support for anything from leaving abusive relationships to getting enough food on the table. Jurado used her reach as a radio host to share information about programs and resources with the broader community. For 11 years, in addition to her activism, Jurado has worked four jobs seven days a week. “When you’re an immigrant, you have to work harder for things,” she said. Jurado has dedicated countless hours to activism to make life easier for the Santa Barbara community. “I’m just contributing my grain of sand so our community can have a better life,” said Jurado.


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Luis Prado Supermarket Courtesy Clerk


uis Prado has worked as a courtesy clerk at the Ralph’s on Carrillo Street for more than 15 years. Armed with a sly sense of humor and an easy smile, Prado collects carts, loads groceries into cars, and tends to duties inside and outside the store, such as filling in where needed and always finding time to say hello. Luis, who moved with his family to Santa Barbara from Guadalajara, Mexico, in the ’90s, said his favorite part of his job is that “even though I am disabled, I love that I can be physical and keep moving. The people are so nice, and sometimes I cry because they tell me I am doing a good job,” he added. Prado is admired by his coworkers and store manager, who said that customers constantly praise Prado for his good mood and honorable work ethic. When asked what he thought about all these people admiring and appreciating his hard work, Prado said, “I’m grateful.” Despite his physical limitations, Prado has a bright outlook on life and his job, which makes the hardworking cart wizard an inspiration as he makes life easier for 4,200 daily customers without most of them even knowing.

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Lynn Houston Queen of the Skies


rowing up, Lynn Houston had it good. Her loving, supportive

parents told her she could do anything. A wanderer at heart, she left home early to carve her own destiny free of parental expectations and requirements, eventually touching down in Hollywood as a set photographer. Then an African safari shoot from a small plane inspired her to pursue life on the wing. Horizons opened. She trained. She became an airline pilot. She moved to Santa Barbara. She felt fortunate and grateful. So she decided to give back. In 2011, Houston launched A Different Point of View, an aviation-based nonprofit to help at-risk teenagers to literally see the world— world and their place in it — from a new perspective. Since then, the program has helped 500 young women and men, ages 14-19, from Lompoc to the South Coast to Oxnard. Many of them had struggled in school and become entangled in the juvenile justice system. “We tell them, ‘Your life matters, and the decisions you make matter,’ ” says Houston, who recently passed the torch as the nonprofit’s CEO to return to her roots in singing and songwriting. “It’s a leadership program that expands into all realms of their lives.” As they go through the program, there’s meditation, healthy food, study, and liftoff. The teens learn new skills. They meet inspirational leaders in firefighting and law enforcement. They discover lots of doors to careers they never knew existed. And, of course, they learn to fly. Along the way, they’re told that they’re loved and that they can do anything. “The important thing to me is when they make a point of telling me that they’ve done something they were afraid of,” Houston says. “The heroes here are all 500 teens.”

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Nancy Gifford Inspirational Artist and Collector


ancy Gifford grew up on a farm, but you’d never mistake

her for a farm girl. Throughout a successful career as a model, she pursued her interest in contemporary art with unstoppable passion, making work of her own, studying and collecting the work of others, and connecting with people over art. It’s a skill that she and her husband, Michael Gifford, brought to Santa Barbara from England, where they lived in the 1990s, by way of Miami, where Nancy helped jump-start the city’s legendary arts district in Wynwood. When the couple arrived in Santa Barbara a decade ago, they moved into a striking modern house on Sycamore Canyon Road in Montecito that was perfectly suited to displaying art. What happened next turned heads and opened hearts among the artists and poets of Santa Barbara, as Gifford proceeded to assemble and show an unprecedented collection of work by living contemporary artists from the area. At the same time, Gifford used the home’s industrial-size studio space to dig deep into her own imaginative resources to create “Lament,” a monumental wall sculpture made of books that is an homage to the era of print. The piece was first shown at the MCA Santa Barbara and then at UCSB’s new library as part of their opening celebration. A short film based on the work, Imaginary Novels, has gone to 20 festivals and collected more than a dozen awards. The group shows Gifford curated for Lotusland, Flock and Swarm, were breakthrough events that kicked off a new era of commitment to contemporary art at the gardens. Thanks to her tireless efforts on behalf of MCA Santa Barbara and the Arts Fund, the city has been a much richer and more beautiful place.


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Rosalina Macisco Taking Dance into Schools


othing communicates the joy of childhood more directly than dance, and no one in Santa Barbara County is responsible for getting more young people up and moving to music than Rosalina Macisco. The indefatigable founding director of the Santa Barbara Dance Institute organizes and implements in- and after-school programs on more than a dozen campuses throughout the region. Since 2005, she has been advocating for dance as a core element in the weekly curriculum at Solvang Elementary, César Chávez Charter School, Adelante Charter School, and many more. Raised in Scarsdale, New York, and educated at Fordham University, Macisco danced on Broadway for 15 years before entering the Teaching Artist training program of the National Dance Institute. She credits NDI and its founder, Jacques d’Amboise, with planting the seed that has since flourished here. Her organization reaches hundreds of students every year, and its programs begin as early as the 2nd grade. The young members of her Super Wonderful and Talented (SWAT) teams learn a style of dance that integrates hip-hop moves with elements of street jazz and pedestrian movement, all set to the throbbing beats of contemporary hits. The formula has proved highly successful, and each year, more children and their families gather at the Marjorie Luke Theatre for SBDI’s annual Event-of-the-Year performances. These shows, which often feature more than 300 students, are written, choreographed, directed, and produced by Macisco and her team. Each production has an original theme and story line, and all are written to reflect the experiences of the students who perform in them. According to Macisco, dance “can help students become better citizens,” and no one who has ever seen the smiling faces in one of SBDI’s shows could possibly doubt that claim.



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SAT, NOV 24, 2018 | 8PM | AT THE GRANADA THEATRE Santa Barbara Symphony Nir Kabaretti, conductor Capathia Jenkins, vocals

Celebrate Celebrate the start of the holiday season with the Santa Barbara Symphony and Broadway Broadway Singer and Actress Capathia Jenkins as they perform your favorite holiday holiday songs in a program curated and led by the Symphony’s own Maestro, Nir Nir Kabaretti. Don’t miss seasonal favorites including Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Town, O Holy Night, and Baby It’s Cold Outside. Prepare to be delighted with an evening evening of festive fun and kick off the holiday season in style, one night only at The The Granada Theatre!

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Claude Dorais Lighting Up the World


t 69 years old, Claude Dorais isn’t slowing down. In fact,

he’s speeding up. Between long recumbent-bike rides around the county, the recently retired attorney hustles among three volunteer jobs. His Habitat for Humanity gig has him digging trenches, hauling rock, and pouring concrete for a Carpinteria housing project. At the Red Cross, he helps oversee logistics and a fundraising effort to buy a new emergency response vehicle. And for Unite to Light, as the nonprofit’s cofounder and a current boardmember, Dorais is an ambassador for the solar lamps and charger packs it distributes all over the world to people without access to electricity. During his tenure as Unite to Light’s first president, Dorais helped distribute more than 50,000 lights, and since then the organization has given out 50,000 more across more than 70 countries, including Somaliland, Haiti, and South Africa. The lamps are used by children to read and study, disaster survivors when electricity is down, and doctors and midwives in rural clinics or at remote homes. The small and nimble organization partners with the Rotary Club and Direct Relief to reach their recipients, and Dorais — along with Unite to Light’s other founder, UCSB materials researcher John Bowers — is constantly working to improve their hardware. Dorais likes to help his Santa Barbara neighbors, too. He picks oranges for a 90-year-old woman on his street and recently helped an elderly man up the block survive a life-threatening incident. He’s not sure the title “hero” fits him, though. “I’m just an average person,” he said. “It’s just fun to make the world a better place.”


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Ken Ralph Clean Starts


en Ralph and his wife went looking for like-minded

liberal folks when they moved from Seattle to Santa Barbara 20 years ago. Though nonreligious, they found their cohorts at the Unitarian Society, and in 2016, Ralph met Isla Vista street minister Reverend Doug Miller, who founded Showers of Blessing, a small organization that had converted a large trailer into a mobile bathing facility for homeless people. Ralph helped Miller get permission to bring the trailer into Santa Barbara, and when Miller was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Ralph took over as manager. Miller has since passed away— a plaque affixed to the trailer commemorates his work— and Ralph has expanded Showers of Blessings to seven sites throughout the city. This year alone, they will provide more than 7,000 10-minute showers to hundreds of homeless people, offering them free soap, shampoo, socks, and underwear as well. The idea is to help restore in them a sense of dignity, Ralph said, “and make them realize it’s worth it to take care of themselves.” Clients can volunteer to clean and hand out supplies and even join a stipend program. “It gives them an anchor, makes them feel part of a team,” Ralph said. “Telling them you need their help builds their self-respect.” In the coming weeks, a second trailer donated by St. Andrews Church will join their fleet, which operates under the Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara and is kept on the road on a shoestring budget. Ralph has dreams of one day growing large enough to reach North County and coordinating with other homeless service providers, because a nice, hot shower may be that small but critical first step to getting a person back on their feet, he said. “You step out of the shower, and you feel a little better about yourself.”

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Rick Feldman


A Sight for Sore Eyes

ne out of every four children requires some form of eye

care, but half of their families can’t afford it. Enter Rick Feldman, owner of the Eyeglass Factory. Twenty-six years ago, soon after he moved to Santa Barbara from New England and opened the Eyeglass Factory’s Milpas Street location, Feldman hosted his first Kids Day, where children received a free eye exam and pair of glasses. More than 200 families showed up to food and entertainment, and the kids were handed high-quality sets that Feldman made sure were hip enough to withstand the scrutiny of the schoolyard. He’s hosted a Kids Day before Christmas every year since, except in 2017, when the Thomas Fire forced him to cancel. But the disappointment turned into light-bulb moment. Feldman’s company, with stores also in Ventura and Camarillo, now offers kids who can’t afford them free glasses year-round. They just have to be under 18 and explain to an employee: “I am a student and need help.” Vision problems can be a major impediment to a child’s success in school. “There’s nothing more important than the health and well-being of our children,” he explained. “But how can you be expected to learn if you can’t read the chalkboard?” Last September, Feldman extended the giveaway to the Carpinteria Unified School District. With kids and grandkids of his own, he’s cognizant of the young’s rough-and-tumble lifestyle, so he always offers to replace a lost or broken pair, also for free. It’s a source of pride for him and his employees, who are regularly thanked by appreciative parents. “We’re thrilled to be in the position to do this,” said Feldman. “We’re very fortunate to give back to the community we love.”




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ace Turner has had a long relationship with the

Santa Barbara Library system. Born and raised here, the avid reader was a regular visitor to the central branch growing up; in his early twenties, he applied to be a page, helping shelve books and the like. Enchanted by the people and the place, Turner decided that he wanted to make a career as a librarian. So he went back to university and got a degree in library science; he was hired as a full-time librarian at the Central Library in 2005 and has never looked back. The job of librarian goes much deeper than knowing how to shelve books or find them in the catalog— catalog they must understand the community and subsequently how to offer them what they need. “That is an important distinction,” he explained. “The library is this place that is open to everyone, and we want to make sure that we are providing not only the resources, but also helping people make the connection in the community. We know how to create the space, we know how to publicize it, we know how to market it, and so those are skills that you use and that you learn.” After 20 years with the library, Turner still enjoys an effervescent enthusiasm for his work. In fact, “the passion becomes more acute,” he said, of his career. “We have a space for almost every activity and that’s responding to community needs. What does the community want? Let’s modify this space so it provides the resource they need. That’s the exciting thing about being a librarian — our jobs are always evolving.”

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Thanksgiving Things to Do For a complete list of restaurants that will be serving Thanksgiving dinner, please check out Restaurant Guy’s “Who’s Serving Thanksgiving” at

11/22: Special Thanksgiving Day Service Family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and strangers are invited to gather and enjoy a special service including traditional harvest hymns and an offering of thanks. 9am. St. Mark’sin-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-4454. 11/22: 6th Annual Thanksgiving Yoga Benefit Join Rachel


Wilkins and the Divinitree community in a celebration of thanks and gratitude with a morning vinyasa flow. All proceeds will be donated to the PATH homeless center in town. Participants may also donate new or gently used blankets. 10-11:30am. Divinitree, 25 E. De la Guerra St. Donation-based. Call 897-3354.

11/21: The Skatalites, The Steady 45s Featuring original vocal-

THURSDAY 11/22 See Thanksgiving Things to Do on this page.


FRIDAY 11/23 11/23: Black Friday at the Biltmore DJ Darla Bea will be mixing her beats while you enjoy mixed drinks, dinner, and dancing. 7-10pm. Ty Lounge, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore S.B., 1260 Channel Dr. Free. Ages 21+. Call 966-2261.

SATURDAY 11/24 11/24: Fall Open House Take advantage of exclusive wine deals and Alice’s Aebelskables Food Truck while listening to live music on the patio and shopping from a variety of area vendors. Noon-3pm. Zaca Mesa Winery, 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-9339 x308.

11/22: Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash Get outdoors on this

Take a tour, meet baby goats, gather eggs, feed the chickens, sample fruits and veggies, or try out local natural dyes at this fun time on the farm. Register online to attend. 10am-noon. Poco Farm, Ojai. Free-$9. Call 223-0774. tinyurl


11/23: Jason Campbell Band Listen to a blend of rock, country, and funk music that can only be called “Califunky” while appreciating good wine. 6-8pm. Carr Winery Barrel Rm., 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 965-7985.

Fall Family Farm Days

holiday and have a smashing good time as you watch the gorillas, elephants, and other zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins. 10am-3:30pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$18. Call 962-5339.

11/22: 23rd Annual Thanksgiving 4-Miler This flat and fast course stands apart from local runs with a straight start down Hollister Ave. to Turnpike, and then along treed bike paths, and finally through a local neighborhood, finishing at Thunderbird Park just off Walnut Ave. Visit the website for registration and parking information. Race: 9:05am. Thunderbird Park, 182-184 Walnut Ln. $15-$40. Call 284-4720.

SUNDAY 11/25


ist Doreen Shaffer, The Skatalites, who began performing in 1964, will play their live Jamaican ska. L.A. band The Steady 45s will open the show with their brand of rocksteady/ska. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $16-$20. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776.

11/25: Understanding Oneness Join Patrick San Francesco in a guided Oneness Meditation followed by individual healings, a talk, and a Q&A. Proceeds will go toward the Samarpan Foundation, providing global support and assistance of any kind where there is humanitarian, ecological, environmental, and animal welfare need. 7:30-9:30pm. Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Wy. $25. Call 965-8811.


MONDAY 11/26 11/26-11/29: Klein Technique Workshop All levels are welcome to attend this four-day workshop led by choreographer and dance artist Stephanie Miracle, who will offer a deep dive into Klein Technique, which re-educates the body by

S.B. Rescue Mission Annual Thanksgiving Feast

The S.B. Rescue Mission, the only emergency shelter open 365 nights of the year from Santa Maria to Ventura, is prepared to serve more than 300 Thanksgiving meals to community members in need. Because of the remodel, this year’s celebration will be held in the SBRM’s chapel. Don’t let the homeless, hurting, and hungry feel forgotten during the day of thanks. Noon-2pm. S.B. Rescue Mission, 535 E. Yanonali St. Free. Call 966-1316.

11/23: Thanksgivings Bash Dance off your holiday dinner and enjoy


Wild Winter Trees with Caroline Hambright

Guest artist Caroline Hambright assists in creating winter trees from reuse materials. 10am-noon. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. Children ages 6 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Call 884-0459.


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three bars, two dance floors, an outdoor patio, fireplace, and exclusive VIP booths while AJ Alfino, Bix King, Colton Semlr, Danny Page, and many more provide dance-worthy beats. 9pm-1:30am. Eos Lounge, 500 Anacapa St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 564-2410.



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Department of Music

Fall 2018 Concert Series Chamber Choir + Women’s Chorus Tuesday, November 27 | 7:30 pm Trinity Episcopal Church

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955 La Paz Rd. Free. Mature content. Call 565-7040.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella This Tony Award–

winning Broadway musical will feature an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, the moments you love, and surprising new twists, along with beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Stepsisters’ Lament,” “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?,” and so many more! 7:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $54-$99. Call 899-2222.

TUESDAY 11/27 11/27: Warren Miller’s Face of Winter This exciting ski-and-ride film follows world-class skiers Jessie Diggins and the U.S. Nordic Ski Team as they train, as well as mountain athletes such as Anna Segal, Dash Longe, Forrest Jillson, and many more. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $21. Call 963-0761.

11/27: Learning Technology: 3D Printing for Adults Have fun learning the basics of Computer Aided Design and the chance to print with the library’s 3D printer in this workshop. 11am-12:15pm. Tech Lab, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5663.

11/27: UCSB Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus Come out for an evening of choral masterpieces and contemporary favorites. 7:30pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. Free-$15. Call 8932064.

Wednesday, November 28 | 5:30 pm Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

Wind Ensemble

Thursday, November 29 | 7:30 pm Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

Middle East Ensemble

Saturday, December 1 | 7:30 pm Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

Jazz Combos at SOhO

Sunday, December 2 | 1 pm SOhO Restaurant and Music Club

Chamber Orchestra + Chamber Players Monday, December 3 | 7:30 pm Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

utilizing the forces of gravity to leverage off the earth to create powerful and efficient movement. 4:30-6pm. The Dance Hub, 22 E. Victoria St. $100. Call 450-7535.

Gospel Choir

Friday, December 7 | 7:30 pm Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (805) 893-2064

11/26-11/27: Peace Pipe Westmont Seniors Merckx Dascomb and Nina Fox created this documentary theater piece, which touches on the issues surrounding young adulthood and the desire to reconcile with one’s former self. Mon.: 9pm; Tue.: 8 and 10pm. Black Box Theatre, Westmont College,

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This year’s Chöd retreat will include Throma Ngondro and Lujin practices on Saturday and Throma practice of medium length sadhana with Tsog on Sunday. Throma Ngondro and Lujin’s practice and teaching: When: Saturday November 24th 9:30am - 12:00 Noon and 2:00pm – 5pm


Throma Sadhana practice with Tsok When: Sunday November 25th 9:30am - 12:00 Noon and 2:00pm – 5pm

Motown Mondays Dance Party! Are you ready for a

Motown beat? DJ Gavin Roy will provide swinging, swaying, and records playing! 6-9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. Free. Call 962-7776.


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WEEK Shows on Tap 11/23-11/24: The Brewhouse Fri.: Afishnsea. Sat.: Kinsella Band. 8pm. 229 W. Montecito St. Free. Call 884-4664. 11/22, 11/24: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair. 6:30-8:30pm. Sat.: Sleeping Dogs. 9-10pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 5680702. 11/23-11/25: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Grass Mountain. 6-9pm. Sat.: Brandi Rose; 1-4pm. Rankin’ File; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Little Jonny and the Giants; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066.

11/23-11/24, 11/28: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Fri.: Benny Collison. Sat.: John Lyle. Wed.: Dave Vignoe. 5:30-8:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200. 11/23-11/25: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (Los Olivos) Fri.: Chilldawgs. 5-8pm. Sat.: Stiff Pickle Orchestra. 3-6pm. Sun.: Cheyenne Skye. 3-6pm. 2363 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Ages 21+. Call 694-2252 x343. 11/23: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 962-2668. 11/23-11/24: La Cumbre Plaza Montecito Fri.: Tony Ybarra. Sat.: Montecito Jazz Project. Noon-3pm. 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. Call 687-6458. 11/23-11/24: M.Special Brewing Co. Fri.: The New Vibe. 6-10pm. Sat.: The Youngster. 5-7pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500. 11/23-11/24: Uptown Lounge Fri.: Wild Bill & The James Gang. Sat.: Missbehavin’. 9pm-midnight. 3126 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 8458800. 11/23: Velvet Jones Mark Battles. 8pm. $15-$40. 423 State St. Call 9658676. 11/24-11/25: Island Brewing Company Sat.: Bulldogs Blues Band. 6-9pm. Sun.: Rick Reeves. 3pm. 5049 6th St., Carpinteria. Free. Call 7458272. 11/24-11/25: Maverick Saloon Sat.: Pull the Trigger. 8pm. Sun.: Falcon Heavy. 1-5pm. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free-$5. Ages 21+. Call 686-4785. 11/24: Santa Barbara Cider Co. Will Breman. 6-8pm. 325 Rutherford St., Ste. D., Goleta. Free. Call 695-2457.

The Bomb. 8:30pm. $8. Sun.: Expandards featuring Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco. 7pm. $12-$15. Tue.: Hendrix Holiday: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. 7:30pm. $10. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776.


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Children at Play (detail), Japanese, Edo period, late 18th–early 19th century. Ink, color, and gold on paper; six-panel folding screen. SBMA, Gift of Henry and Gwendolyn Baker.




Paths of Gold: Japanese Landscape and Narrative Paintings from the Collection

Thursday, November 29, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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Sketching in the Galleries Free To reserve a spot, contact Luna Vallejo-Howard at 884.6457 or

Through February 10, 2019 Thursday, December 6

Let it Snow! Paintings of Winter

1st Thursday at SBMA

Through January 6, 2019

5 pm Youth Opera Performance


For more exhibitions and events, visit 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA Tuesday–Sunday: 11 am–5 pm • Free Thursday Evenings: 5–8 pm

6:30 pm Quire of Voyces Free


3000 State St. 805.687.3641


Alicia J Garofalo, MD Proud to offer Coolsculpting The Solidarity & Compassion Project DECEMBER 12, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at The Unitarian Society with Radhule Weininger & Michael Kearney

WEEKLY MEDITATION GROUPS Everyone welcome ~ Always free

Mondays at 7 PM at St. Michael’s University Church in Isla Vista Tuesdays at 6 PM in the MacVeagh House at the Natural History Museum, Santa Barbara Thursdays at 6 PM at The Sacred Space in Summerland

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9th Annual Festival of Trees You have 16 days to look at these beautifully adorned Christmas trees and buy a raffle ticket in hopes to win one! The Carpinteria Lions Club has provided the trees for sponsorship to raise money for Carpinteria local 501(c)3 organizations. Trees will be on view through December 8 with the raffle on December 9. 11am-8pm. Old Austin’s Hardware Store, 700 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Free. 11/23-11/24: Victorian Christmas Open House Visit the lavishly decorated 1875 Victorian home and get in the holiday spirit! Look at the car and carriage area, museum, and blacksmith shop! 10am-1pm. Lompoc Valley Historical Society, 207 N. L St., Lompoc. Donations requested. Call 735-4626.

11/23-11/28: Night Market Along with exclusive items, shoppers can enjoy illuminated festive lights, carolers, snow machines, local tasty treats, wine, live music, and many more holiday festivities in this space that used to be Macy’s. The market will be open through December 29. Thu.-Sun.: 4-10pm. Christmas Night Market, 701 State St. Call 722-9456.

11/23-11/28: 51st Annual Yes Store This annual one-stop shopping for arts, crafts, custom fine jewelry, fused and blown glass, graphics and photography, ceramics and woodworking, clothing, leather, and so much more, will be open through December 24. Mon.-Fri.: 10am9pm; Sat.: 10am-8pm, Sun.: 11am-7pm. Yes Store, 101 Paseo Nuevo. Call 966-9777.

11/23-11/28: Photos with Santa Santa Claus will be visiting S.B. to chat about your Christmas list, take photos, and maybe give you a free gift! Mon-Thu.: noon-7pm; Fri-Sat.: 10am-8pm; Sun.: 11am-6pm. Macy’s Court, La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave. Free-$44.99. Call 687-6458.

11/24: 38th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire This annual event will showcase the work of 85 California artisans, including antique silverware wind chimes, jewelry, fiber arts, fused and stained glass, succulent dish gardens, holiday items, art, and gifts for kids and babies. There will


Volunteer Opportunity

3317A State St. Loreto Plaza 805.568.5402 Mon – Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5

be foods and baked goods for sale, with children’s activities, live music, and photos with Santa! 10am-3pm. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 965 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Call 684-3112.

11/24: S.B. Symphony’s Free Family Holiday Concert Bring your family and friends to a matinee rendition of Holiday Pops, with the S.B. Youth Symphony playing all of your holiday favorites. Pre-show festivities include meeting Santa and playing instruments from the Symphony’s music van. 1pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. Free. Call 899-2222.


Angela Cartwright narrating ’Twas the Night Before Christmas

11/24: Holiday Pops Enjoy a festive evening with Broadway actress and vocalist Capathia Jenkins along with the S.B. Symphony performing holiday classics including “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,”“O Holy Night,” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” 8pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $29-$135. Call 899-2222.

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Jo Anne Wasserman, Conductor Tyler Reece, Baritone Soloist with special guests Goleta Valley Junior High Chorus

11/24: The HUB Holiday Block Party In honor of Small Business Saturday, The Hub is inviting all to join and enjoy treats, drinks, and specials from locally owned businesses, boutiques, and bites. Guests can also enjoy music and raffle prizes and meet Santa Claus! 10am-6pm. The Hub, 300 Motor Wy. Free.

Funding provided by Richard and Marilyn Mazess; The Ann Jackson Family Foundation; and The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation.

11/25: Holiday Art Show and Reception Enjoy this annual Holiday Art Show at the Judith Hale Gallery located in Solvang Antiques. The reception will feature artists Dave DeMatteo, Grace Schlesier, Victor Fisher, Marty Goldstein, Barron Postmus, Vicki Catapano, and more. Noon-4pm. Solvang Antiques Fine Art Gallery, 1693 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang. Free. Call 686-2322.



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“AN EVENING TO EXPERIENCE SHELTERBOX” In September, hundreds of local people attended the ShelterBox event hosted by John McGovern at his estate in Santa Barbara. From local business leaders and philanthropists, volunteers from Yardi and San Marcos High School AAPLE Academy students, to dozens of local Rotarians, the community rallied around the lifesaving work of ShelterBox. The evening featured interactive demonstrations with ShelterBox tents and equipment from ShelterBox Response Team members who have deployed around the world, highlighting how the aid makes a difference in the lives of people who have lost everything in a disaster. Donations received at the event were matched by the Zegar Family Foundation. David Jackson of the Zegar family told the audience how his own family’s experience of being displaced during the Thomas Fire and debris flow caused them to feel closer to the ShelterBox mission.

“We felt the uncertainty of not knowing where we’d find shelter, but our suffering was brief. We want to give those who are not so lucky a chance at survival.”- David Jackson (Zegar Family Foundation) Pictured above, Chuck & Merryl Zegar with son David, grandson, Hunter Jackson, and Kerri Murray, President of ShelterBox USA.

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WEEK A L W A Y S A M A Z I N G. N e v e r r o u t i n e.

11/27: Building Lego WeDO Robots Kids will get an introduction to coding with Lego WeDO robot kits while earning a badge that enables them to check out the Lego WeDO kits in the Makerspace Open Lab to work on projects independently. 5:30-7pm. Island Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages 7-12. Call 564-5642.

WEDNESDAY 11/28 11/28: Dragon Smoke Don’t miss this New Orleans super group featuring Robert Mercurio and Stanton Moore of Galactic, Ivan Neville, and Eric Lindell. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $25. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776.

11/28: Big Wednesday Wednesday: 40th Anniversary Celebration Watch footage from Little Wednesday, Cactus Wagon, Hol Hollywood Don’t Surf, and more while sipping beer and wine. The night also includes live music by The Wrinkled Teenagers, a Q&A, and a book-signing by Denny Aaberg. 7-9pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy. $15-$25. Call 456-8747.



Matt Ritter: California Plants: A Look at Our Iconic Flora Join Cal Poly professor of

Los Tigres Del Norte

botany Dr. Ritter as he shares photos and stories from his new book, California Plants: A Guide to our Iconic Flora. 7-8:45pm. Historic Grange Hall, Los Olivos Library, 2374 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 6884214.


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TERRY FATOR Enjoy an intimate night of indie folk music with Swedish singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson, who is in the process of releasing his new EP, When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground Ground, one song at a time (three songs since September) accompanied by a video about the process behind each track. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$40. Call 893-3535.


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From Plastic Bag to Composite Lumber anta Barbara has stopped accepting thinfilm plastics everywhere except at one spot: Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners & Launderers. With every freshly cleaned item covered in a plastic bag, Ablitt’s has been baling up the stuff since 2010, along with plastic film, bubble wrap, and other soft plastics. Owner Sasha Ablitt said it’s been a beneficial relationship with Trex of Virginia: Trex needs the polyethylene to produce its artificial wood decking, and Ablitt’s is making Santa Barbara a little greener. From Ablitt’s at 14 West Gutierrez Street, the bales go to Colton, California, for collection, and end up at the Trex manufacturing plant in Nevada. There, the composite lumber decking is made with 97 percent recycled material. The plastics must be clean and dry, both Ablitt and Trex emphasized. Cross-contamination with food particles, other organic matter, or rigid plastics can spoil a batch. But “grocery bags, dry cleaning bags, newspaper bags, stretch film, shrink wrap” can all be recycled by Trex, said buyer Nick Candela. “And we’re always looking for more.” — Jean Yamamura


La Cumbre Sears Set for Closure


ears Holding, a once-revered national department store chain, announced this week that it plans on closing another 40 stores and additional Kmart locations by February 2019 as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The Sears in La CumCum bre Plaza is on the list. Sears is offering its full-time La Cumbre employees the opportunity to either transfer to its Santa Paula, Ventura, or Santa Maria Sears stores or receive a severance package. Employees will also be allowed to use company computers to conduct job searches. A representative of the La Cumbre Plaza location said the storewide liquidation sale began on November 16, with 10-30 percent discounts being offered. —Steven Shi



emale monarch butterfly B6679 made history last summer when she became the first known migrant from the Pacific Northwest to reproduce alongside the winter breeding population of monarchs in Southern California. The finding was recently reported by entomologist Dr. David James in the Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society. “Typically fall migrating butterflies do not reproduce when they reach their winter roosts in California,” he said. In August 2017, Akimi King, a Fish and Wildlife biologist stationed at the agency’s Klamath Falls office up in Oregon, found monarch butterfly eggs in her home garden. Since the monarch survival rate in the wild is less than 2 percent, King collected and raised the larvae indoors until, a month later, two butterflies emerged, a male and a female. King affixed small coded tags provided by James on the lower wing U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist Akimi King with one of the monarchs she raised, tagged, and released of each and set them free. Nineteen days and 545 miles later, Santa Barbara resident Cathy Fletcher noticed record the code.” The butterfly continued to lay eggs the tagged female laying eggs in her garden. “As for eight days before it finally disappeared. King said she was excited that one of her homethe monarch flitted around the plant I was holding, I marveled how she was earnestly laying eggs reared monarchs made the incredible journey into undeterred by my presence,” recalled Fletcher in a western monarch history. “Who knows, maybe one prepared statement. “When I realized the butterfly of B6679’s great-grand-butterflies will visit my garwas tagged, I gently plucked her off the milkweed to den and continue the cycle,” she said. —Indy Staff

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After Accident, Foodbank Donations Needed


he Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is asking for donations after a traffic accident derailed its holiday season operations. The October 15 incident destroyed one of the nonprofit’s refrigerated food trucks and all of its contents, which threw the planned distribution of 3,000 turkeys in time for Thanksgiving feasts into uncertainty. The losses totaled $145,000. “Losing a truck as useful as ‘Old Reliable’ at this time poses a real impediment to meeting the needs of those facing hunger in our community,” said Foodbank Director of Operations Paul Wilkins. To donate, visit — Indy Staff


Prince & Fairy Art Contest


et’s be honest — it’s a huge honor,” said Downtown Santa Barbara spokesperson Kate Schwab of the annual S.B. tradition for two lucky kids to light the Holiday Parade’s huge community Christmas tree and kick off the procession. “Because of that, the selection procedure to find just the right Holiday Parade Prince and Fairy is taken very seriously.” Kids ages 6-10 are invited to submit an original sketch — a drawing or painting using the artistic tools of their choice — that represents the 2018 theme “Santa Barbara Shines.” The winning Prince and Fairy will be announced on November 16. This year, Nordstrom will deck the winners in festive Christmastime clothing. The parade will kick off on December 7 at 6:30 p.m. — Indy Staff


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Del Playa’s Jesus Burgers: WHERE RELIGION MEETS MEAT


YUNNAN YUM: To produce her first cookbook, author Georgia Freedman and her husband, photographer Josh Wand, scoured China ’s Yunnan province over the course of many years, learning traditional techniques, discovering exotic ingredients, and telling intimate stories of how food is central to life there.

Stir-Fry Wishes and Kunming Dreams T he first time Georgia Freedman set foot in China

Georgia Freedman’s Cooking South of the Clouds: Recipes and Stories from China’s Yunnan Province


order a hamburger. What about a side of blessings instead? That’s the meal deal with Jesus Burgers, which is simultaneously an address, a weekly event, and a group of people dedicated to serving hungry Isla Vistans. Run by the youth group of Mission Isla Vista, the house on the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive serves up steaming-hot burgers every Friday night for free. That’s made the place a hotspot in Isla Vista, where plenty of weekend revelers are ready for a burger after Friday-night beers. What most hungry attendees don’t know is the rich history and tight-knit community behind the Del Playa Mission Isla Vista Hands Out phenomenon. Jesus Burgers dates back to 2001, when the youth group from Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara came to the streets of BY BAILEY EMANUELS Isla Vista to pray for the youth. No one wanted prayer, so the undeterred group returned—this time with hot dogs. Eventually, the group switched to burgers, reorganized under the Mission Isla Vista name, and set up permanent shop at the Del Playa residence, which has now been theirs for 17 years. A typical Friday night for the church group starts at 8 p.m. The 14 residents of the house and another 50 members of the youth group gather to worship and play music, much of which they write themselves. At 10 p.m., they start grilling burgers. Students from Westmont College in Montecito often take on the duty of the traditional ketchup and mustard patterns. For as long as anyone in the group can remember, the buns have always been decorated with a cross of mustard and a heart of ketchup — a subtle gesture, but one that’s had a major impact on thousands of burgers served. It’s easy to assume that many nonreligious, inebriated college kids would take advantage of the group’s goodwill. Yet many, both sober and drunk, end up staying longer, hanging out by the fire pit, playing music, or even going inside to strike up conversation. This is how their community has grown: with openness and kindness to everyone. Of course, there are sometimes very intoxicated people who stumble in, and the Jesus Burgers house is always ready with a plethora of burgers and designated “puke buckets.” Altogether, the Del Playa house serves as a safe haven for all, giving out hugs, allowing anyone to use their restroom, and offering rides home. Across the street is where the sides of blessings are served. Easily identified with a “Free Blessing” sign, the pop-up tent serves as the place where the group spreads their word of God. The people of Isla Vista are familiar with the tent, with even those who do not believe in Jesus often coming in with open arms. “This is what Jesus would have done in a sense,” said Junior Joseph, a three-year resident of the house, “sharing bread with others.” n See




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ernized outskirts. After early-morning work sessions, while a student at Columbia UniUni they’d explore the narrow streets together each after afterversity, the Santa Barbara–raised noon and take longer weekwriter/editor wanted to leave almost end excursions into Yunnan’s immediately. colorful corners, Wand shoot“I was a shy person, I liked my alone ing and Freedman blogging time, and China is not a culture that about it all, despite the spotty Internet. respects personal space,” said FreedFreed After about two years, they man. But she was encouraged to stay by her parents as well as Marianne returned to the United States Partridge, the editor in chief of this and settled in the Bay Area, newspaper and a lifelong mentor. where they had a baby girl. “The longer I was there, the more I Freedman spent the next two years—and another year of backyears felt at home,” she said. “By the end and-forth travel with Wand in of the summer, I had gotten used 2016—developing the recipes and 2016 to all of the little things that make stories she collected from across life hard.” the region into Cooking South of In fact, she’d fallen in love with the city of Kunming and the surthe Clouds: Recipes and Stories from rounding Yunnan province, which China’s Yunnan Province, which is the size of France and arguably was published in September. The beautifully shot, engagthe most culturally and naturally diverse area in Asia. Located ingly written, and smartly laidout hardcover is much more than in the southeast, bordering on Burma, Laos, Vietnam, and Tibet, a cookbook full of eye-opening BY MATT KETTMANN it’s a somewhat more mellow and recipes such as stir-fried banana bucolic version of China than the logflower, ghost chicken with tea leaves, jammed bustle we often see in media, and breakfast noodles with pork and yet simultaneously more dynamic, with a sweet-spicy sauce. Each region is introduced hurricane of ethnicities existing on top of each other. with rich descriptions, most recipes include educa“There are places like Vietnam that are laid-back, tional anecdotes, and there are profiles of a master and even the busy cities don’t feel so rushed and people ham maker, a grand dame of “Crossing the Bridge” are very kind,” she said of adjusting. “In China, you noodles, and a family of fragrant yak and flatbread don’t get that impression. It’s just a different way of cooks, among many others. If you’re at all inclined to approaching culture, but it is fascinating and interest- travel through undiscovered places or eat exotic foods, just a few pages will make you want to drop everything ing all the time.” As she navigated a post-college career through and fly to Yunnan right away. the magazine world of New York City—eventually In fact, many Chinese do that already, escaping becoming managing editor of Saveur before age 30 Shanghai and Beijing to find a slower, unique way of —Freedman plotted to return with the idea of doing life and cooking in Yunnan. “The Chinese are genera book, even enlisting her photographer husband, ally foodies,” said Freedman, explaining that the region Josh Wand, for the ride. In 2011, as Freedman shifted is known for its eclectic cuisine. “When Chinese tourto freelance writing and Wand arranged to work from ists travel, they go out and look for the local specialties. afar, she explained, “We picked up our lives and two Cont ’d on p.59>>> cats, who were not happy about the travel, and moved to a sixth-floor walkup in Kunming.” Georgia Freedman will sign copies of Cooking South of the Clouds: Recipes and Stories from The city had exploded to three times the size of China’s Yunnan Province on Sunday, November 25, 2 p.m., at what it was a decade earlier, and they chose to live in Chaucer’s Books (3321 State St.). See the heart of the old town rather than the more west-

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he Cinderella story has its roots in 7 bce Greece, but the most wellknown European rendition is Charles Perrault’s Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper, which was published in 1697 in a volume of stories known familiarly as Les Contes de ma mère l’Oye (Stories of Mother Goose). Since then, the universal story has been refashioned for myriad formats, including film, television, and the stage. Cinderella, her adorable animal friends, and the tune “Bibbidi-BobbidiBoo” remain iconic today. In 2013, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella made its Broadway debut. With a rewritten book courtesy of Douglas Carter Beane, the production had a successful run through January 2015, spawning a national tour in 2014. The popular musical has been staged across the country ever since and will be alighting in Santa Barbara November 27-28. Presented by the Theater League, the organization that brings Broadway favorites to the Granada, the show’s previews (which you can see at attest to this rendition’s vapor, lighting, and magical wonder. Carter Beane’s modern script promises characters with depth, including Cinderella, the prince, and even the evil stepsisters. “They have twisted the story,” said Kaitlyn Mayse, who plays Ella in the Theater League’s production. The thriving young actress now lives her dream at 25 years old. She moved to New York after graduating Indiana University to pursue her passion for acting and has advanced by leaps and bounds professionally. Amid her country tour and hectic rehearsal schedule, Mayse managed to squeeze in a lighthearted interview with the Santa Barbara Independent. The following is an edited interview with Mayse about the Broadway production and her role as Ella.

When did you start developing an interest in performing and how did it evolve? I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Dancing was the first gateway into [performing], which I started when I was 4. My aunt worked at a high school in St. Louis, and they needed one more munchkin in The Wizard of Oz production. They had me come in and fill out the cast, and I immediately caught the bug. As I progressed, I had to start making choices; I stopped playing softball and soccer so I could go to acting classes after school. I started voice lessons when I was in 7th grade. I ended up going to Indiana University and got my BFA in musical theater [as well as] a dance certificate. From there, I moved to New York City. What was your auditioning process? Since you were previously Cinderella’s understudy, was it a natural progression to her role? No, actually, that’s usually not the case. An ensemble member who knows other tracks as an understudy [is] actually more valuable because you can do several different things instead of just the one. So, when I had expressed interest in doing the role, they said, “Well, we’ll see. You can audition.” It wasn’t just a “Here you go.” They still had auditions in New York for the role when I was out on tour. Luckily, I had a scheduled performance as Ella in New Jersey. … So our company producers, directors, and choreographers came out to see me. That show was my audition, which I think was the most stressful audition of my life. But I guess it went better than I thought. [Laughs.]



How does this production of Cinderella differ from other versions before it? This production that we’re touring currently is the new Broadway production that went up in 2013. So there’s a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and new orchestration. All the songs are Rodgers and Hammerstein’s songs. All of the songs that were in the 1957 Julie Andrews television broadcast are in the show, but we’ve added more. Because that broadcast is about an hour long and this is a full-length musical. So they had to go back into the archives and dig out what they call trunk songs — which are songs that Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote at one point. So some of the songs in the show were cut from shows like South Pacific.

I think what differs most is the [new] book. They have twisted the story. There are new characters. There are new, fleshedout relationships. The prince is not just a prince. Cinderella is not just a meek girl. Even the stepmother, the sisters — everyone has more to give in this show. There are some twists and turns and new plot, but I don’t want to give anything away. — Priscilla Leung

What was your concept of Cinderella before you had this role? How has it changed? We all grow up with this idea of Cinderella as a woman who needs to be saved. And that it’s sort of an outdated story. But the thing that shines through in all of the fairy tales,


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regardless of the version, [is her] kindness. And her kindness is what gets her far in life. That’s something that really sticks out to me and something that I really reinvested into the role once I took it on. We are lucky that Douglas Carter did rewrite a new book for the show. In this version, [Cinderella] has more of a story to tell. She has more drive and ambition and is her own person. She’s not a door-mat. Just because she’s kind does not mean she lets people walk over her or that she doesn’t have her own dreams and aspirations. It’s a fine line. It’s hard to play sometimes, and I’ve had to look at [it] again and again.

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ne of my most salient memories of growing up involves being outdoors with my family as my father grilled carne asada with potatoes while Los Tigres del Norte’s song “Jefe de Jefes” (“Boss of Bosses”) blared through portable speakers. Through music and my family, I have come to realize that there are few things more Californian than the experience of being a working-class immigrant from Latin America. In fact, the immigration experience is written into the very name of the band Los Tigres del Norte. On a temporary visa, bandleader Jorge Hernández and his brothers were on their way to San Jose, California, when they first entered the United States in 1968. To help support their families, they had been vagabonding between their hometown of Rosa Morada in Sinaloa, Mexico, to the port city Los Mochis, and as far away as Mexicali to play norteño music for small change inside clubs and restaurants. In a stroke of luck, Jorge, the eldest of the brothers, who was 22 years old at the time, was contracted to play with the then-unnamed band for the Hispanic inmates of Soledad, a prison about 60 miles south of San Jose. At the border crossing, an immigration agent, impressed with the group’s youth and ambition, called the group of musicians “little tigers.” The moniker stuck, and Los Tigres del Norte, or Tigers of the North, has since become one of the most influential bands in Latin America as well as the Spanish-speaking community of the U.S. Los Tigres are made up of brothers Jorge, Hernán, Eduardo, and Luis Hernández, and their cousin Oscar Lara. Characterized by the accordion and the six-string bass, their music is a mixture of norteño, corrido, cumbia, bolero, rock, and modern polka music. In the tradition of norteño music, the ensemble performs socially conscious songs that intimately portray the lives of the working class. “All of our songs are about real stories that occur in our communities,” said Jorge, who is the band’s lead vocalist and accordion player. Often referred to as the “voice of the pueblo,” Los Tigres del Norte address in several songs the enduring hardships that Latin



no de mis recuerdos más sobresalientes American immigrants face when they come durante mi infancia es estar al aire libre into the U.S., in particular, the ambivalence con mi familia, y a mi papa asando carne that comes from having to navigate a dual asada con papas mientras la canción “Jefe de identity as Mexican and American. “What good does money do me,” asks one song’s Jefes” de Los Tigres del Norte sonaba a través lyrics about an undocumented immigrant, de las bocinas portátiles de la grabadora de los “if I am a prisoner within this great nation?” años 80. A través de la música y mi familia, me he dado cuenta de que hay pocas cosas más In a career that has lasted more than four Californianas que la experiencia de ser un decades, Los Tigres del Norte have released inmigrante de clase trabajadora de América more than 50 albums and recorded more Latina. De hecho, la experiencia de inmigración than 500 songs. They’ve won widespread está escrita en el nombre de Los recognition and countless Tigres del Norte. awards, including seven Con una visa temporal, Grammy and eight Latin el líder de la banda Jorge Grammy Awards. Amid an Hernández y sus hermanos increasingly hostile politise dirigían a San José, Califor Califorcal environment for imminia, cuando ingresaron a los grants, especially those Estados Unidos por primera from Mexico and Central by Erika Carlos vez en 1968. Para ayudar a sus America, the work of Los Tigres del Norte could not be more timely. familias, habían estado experimentando entre su ciudad natal de Rosa Morada en Sinaloa, “There are songs that we recorded 30 years México, a la ciudad portuaria Los Mochis, y tan ago that talk about issues [in the Latino lejos como Mexicali para tocar música norteña community] that still persist to this day,” said Jorge. “It makes me realize the little dentro de clubes y restaurantes. En un golpe de suerte, Jorge, el mayor de los hermanos, que progress we have made.” After decades of tenía 22 años en ese momento, fue contratado storytelling and activism, Los Tigres continue to serve as the conscience, as well as para tocar con la banda que entonces no tenía documentarians, of the country’s turbulent nombre para los reclusos hispanos de Soledad, una prisión a unas 60 millas al sur de San history when it comes to immigration from José. En el cruce de la frontera, un agente de Latin America. Now 65, Jorge Hernández inmigración, impresionado con la juventud sees promise that young people might enact y la ambición del grupo, llamó al grupo de change for the Spanish-speaking commumúsicos “pequeños tigres”. El apodo se quedo, nity. “We have great hope that the young y Los Tigres del Norte se ha convertido en la people, especially those that can speak banda más influyentes en América Latina, así English and Spanish fluently, will take on como la comunidad hispano hablante de los leadership roles within politics and LatinEstados Unidos. American society,” he said. Los Tigres del Norte están compuestos por For their part, the godfathers of norteño los hermanos Jorge, Hernán, Eduardo y Luis music will continue telling the stories of the Hernández, y su primo Oscar Lara. Caracter Caracterdowntrodden and voiceless to “bring joy to the community and continue forward.” izados por el acordeón y el bajo de seis cuerdas, su música es una mezcla de música norteña, In February 2019, Los Tigres del Norte will corrido, cumbia, bolero, rock y polca moderna. release a new, yet-to-be-titled album. “It is a very beautiful album that touches on very En la tradición de la música norteña, el conMexican concepts,” said Jorge. “I am sure we junto interpreta canciones de conciencia social will touch a lot of hearts.” My parents, Mexican que retratan íntimamente las vidas de la clase trabajadora. “Todas nuestras canciones son immigrants who cross the border from San sobre historias reales que ocurren en nuestras Diego to Tecate, Mexico, every weekend, will comunidades”, dijo Jorge, quien es el vocalista not miss them when they play November 29 principal de la banda y toca el acordeón. A and 30 at the Chumash Casino.


menudo referida como la “voz del pueblo”, Los Tigres del Norte abordan en varias canciones las dificultades que enfrentan los inmigrantes latinoamericanos cuando entran a los Estados Unidos, en particular, la ambivalencia que se deriva de tener que navegar una identidad dual como Mexicano y americano. “¿De qué me sirve el dinero?”, pregunta la letra de una canción sobre un inmigrante indocumentado, “si estoy como prisionero dentro de esta gran nación?” En una carrera que ha durado más de cuatro décadas, Los Tigres del Norte ha lanzado más de 50 álbumes y grabado más de 500 canciones. Han ganado un amplio reconocimiento e innumerables premios, incluidos siete Grammys y ocho Latin Grammys. En medio de un ambiente político cada vez más hostil para los inmigrantes, especialmente los de México y América Central, el trabajo de Los Tigres del Norte no podría ser más oportuno. “Hay canciones que grabamos hace 30 años que hablan sobre temas [de la comunidad latina] que aún persisten hasta hoy”, dijo Jorge.“Me hace darme cuenta del poco progreso que hemos logrado”. Después de décadas de narración y activismo, Los Tigres siguen siendo la conciencia, así como los documentalistas, de la turbulenta historia del país en lo que respecta a la inmigración de América Latina. Ahora con 65 años, Jorge Hernández ve la promesa en los jóvenes que podrían promulgar cambios para la comunidad que habla español. “Tenemos una gran esperanza de que los jóvenes, especialmente aquellos que pueden hablar inglés y español con fluidez, asuman roles de liderazgo dentro de la política y la sociedad latinoamericana”, el dijo. Por su parte, “Los Jefes de Jefes” de la música norteña continuarán contando las historias de los oprimidos y sin voz para “traer alegría a la comunidad y continuar avanzando”. En febrero 2019, Los Tigres del Norte lanzarán un album nuevo.“Es un álbum muy hermoso que toca temas muy mexicanos”, dijo Jorge. “Estoy seguro de que tocaremos muchos corazones”. Mis papas, inmigrantes mexicanos que cruzan de Tecate, México a San Diego, California cada fin de semana, no se perderán el concierto de Los Tigres Del Norte cuando toquen este 29 y 30 de Noviembre en El Casino Chumash.

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ctress Amy Rutberg has been lighting up the gave me a bigger arc this season, so now it’s time. I’m small screen since the late 1990s, appearing in so excited to see the fans. I don’t know if they’ll dress such shows as Everwood, Law & Order, and The up like me .… I’m not a superhero. Not yet. Good Wife. Since 2015, she’s been a television mainstay with featured roles in Blindspot, The Blacklist, Taken, Do you feel that Marci is a responsible representation of a and NCIS: NOLA. She’s also well known in the Marvel strong female character? I have felt that way from the television universe as high-powered attorney Marci minute I read the first scene.… What stood out to Stahl from the Daredevil franchise, which returned for me about Marci is that she’s so unapologetically a much-anticipated third season in October on Netflix. ambitious. She’s witty, she’s not afraid to say what’s The Los Angeles native began pursuing an acting on her mind, and, especially in Season 3, she’s got career at 17 years old and has worked steadily since in quite the heart. I am thrilled at the complexity of female charboth L.A. and New York. Though her character Megan Sutter died on NBC’s NCIS: NOLA last season, she’s acters that we’ve seen in the last few years — that making an exciting return to we are going to continue the series for its 100th episode to see with everything — and beyond. Season 3 of that’s happening with the Netflix’s Daredevil also prom#MeToo movement.… ises new opportunities for When I moved to New Marci Stahl, who announced York 10 years ago, I that she’d been taken on as an remember thinking how attorney for another Marvel unfair it was that every by Maggie Yates law firm: Hogarth, Chao and time I passed a Broadway Benowitz, from the Netflix/ theater, the cast would be Marvel series, Jessica Jones. With exciting arcs for her 10 guys and a token female.… But I’ve noticed a shift. And now in my thirties, there are more interesting characters on both shows, Rutberg’s star is on the rise. roles available to me than there were in my twenties. Congratulations on 100 episodes of NCIS: NOLA. That’s a huge In my twenties, it was a version of the same thing: milestone. What can we expect from this extravaganza? I was the girlfriend or the quirky best friend. In my thiron NCIS: NOLA last season, and my character died … ties, an entire world has opened up. There are the so I was pretty shocked that I was coming back. I’m lawyers, the doctors—and I believe that right now basically the angel of death to Scott Bakula. I exist in networks are doing everything they can to make his head and follow him around for the season. They those roles female, and to push for diversity. And get really deep character-wise this season .… And this is that’s just amazing. NCIS: New Orleans, so it’s got that mystical edge to it. It’s unclear if I’m good, if I’m bad—it’s an interesting plot How do you balance personal and work life? I’m married, twist .… I help Dwayne Pride [Bakula’s character] look and I have a 4-year-old daughter. The balance is at his life and the decisions he’s made.… You’re going tough! My husband is a busy media executive, so it’s a to see a side of Dwayne that you’ve never seen before. shuffle! But I’m so proud that I can say to my daughThey go into his past, and it’s pretty fascinating since ter, “Mom loves her job. When you grow up, you’re we’ve followed this character for five years, but we don’t also going to love your job.” I like to see the wheels in know where he came from. We also have an incredible her head working and thinking about that. It’s fun. band on for the 100th episode: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. What do you do in your free time? I got into boxing through the Marvel trainer.… It’s a great stress relief. You also have a foothold in the comic-book universe. I play I feel so strong and empowered .… It’s addictive. Marci Stahl in the Netflix series Daredevil. This season is much anticipated; it’s been two and a half years since Do you get to do any fight choreography on set? I’ve done Season 2. I started on that show as a guest star. It’s been some action on other shows … on Daredevil, I’m a real delight to learn about this whole world. The fans more of a sit-in-the-bar-and-chat kind of character. Maybe in Season 3! are hard-core, and it’s been quite the ride.



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Part of the charm of the almost mythic Coen brothers’ cinematic “brand” involves tending a signature style, even while exploring new ideas each time out. Enter The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the brothers’ first anthology film, their best since Inside Llewyn Davis, and a Netflix-ed film in sync with the new Era of the TV Serial. The Wild West is the operative turf here, from different angles: the sharp-dressed Buster Scruggs (Tim Blake Nelson), quick on the rhetoric and the draw; a wagontrain love-and-death vignette; a strongand-silent gold rush narrative (with grizzly Tom Waits); and an all-talk sequence encounter in a stagecoach. It adds up to that good ol’ yet new-fangled Coen bros. magic, evoking Disney gone awry, and just plain wry. (JW) Riviera (Ends Fri., Nov. 22)

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Boy Erased (114 mins., R) Joel Edgerton directs this film based on Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir. Lucas Hedges stars as Jared Eamons, the son of a Baptist preacher (Russell Crowe) and a hairdresser (Nicole Kidman) who is sent to a gay conversion therapy program after coming out to his parents. Paseo Nuevo

O Bohemian Rhapsody

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (134 mins., PG-13) Eddie Redmayne return as Newt Scamander in this sequel to the J.K. Rowling–penned screenplay Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) has escaped from the MACUSA and is gathering forces to take up rule over non-magical beings. Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student, Newt, to help stop Grindelwald. Arlington (2D)/

son. 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. Paseo Nuevo (JR)


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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

➤ O Widows 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. Paseo Nuevo 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. Fairview/Fiesta 5 Instant Family (117 mins., PG-13) Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne star in this comedy about a couple who adopt three foster children and find themselves in over their heads. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

A Private War (106 mins., R) Rosamund Pike stars as journalist and war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in 1985 while covering the Siege of Homs in Syria. The Hitchcock 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 Kristoffer-

(130 mins., R)

Director Steve McQueen’s latest project is flush with sharp-tongued dialogue and gunslinging, and even includes a scene with business-casual men lounging on a yacht. On the surface, it is a recipe for a quintessential heist movie that just happens to take place during a Chicago alderman election. However, Widows quickly deviates from the typical caper as McQueen infuses an acute sociopolitical savviness through a story about four widows who join forces to pull off the ultimate heist after their criminal husbands die in a sting gone wrong. Widows boasts a sensational ensemble cast spearheaded by Viola Davis and rounded out by Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo, who inject their characters with maternal sensitivities and a desperate power as they find themselves entangled in a crime web spun by decades of class and race warfare. The group’s grit is well-matched by the self-righteous evil brought by their husband’s enemies, most excitingly the villainous nature of political psycho Jatemme Manning (Daniel Kaluuya), who views everyone, from his own henchman to cripples in wheelchairs, as viable victims of his displeasure. The film is unorthodox in its cynicism and cultural criticism, but it remains perfectly watchable, functioning as both a violent, engaging crime thriller and a new political brand of artistic noir. (JK) Fairview/Fiesta 5




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he 2018-19 high school basketball season is underway in Santa Barbara, and fierce competition is a certainty as league realignment has set the stage for fresh matchups and renewed rivalries. As was the case in the fall sports, North County teams Santa Ynez, Lompoc, and Cabrillo will join the Channel League to compete with Santa Barbara, San Marcos, and Dos Pueblos. Bishop Diego and Providence are in the Tri-Valley League with St. Bonaventure, Foothill Tech, and Santa Clara. Carpinteria is in the Citrus Coast League with Fillmore, Hueneme, Malibu, Nordhoff, and Santa Paula. Cate and Laguna Blanca will compete in the Frontier League with Thacher, Villanova Prep, and Grace Brethren. For the most part, the pecking order in these leagues has yet to be determined. For instance, how will Cabrillo, the seven-time defending champion of the now-extinct Los Padres League, match up against Channel League competition?

DOS PUEBLOS: The Chargers graduate 10 out of

11 players from last year’s varsity team. The lone returner is senior guard Jaron Rillie. Last season has to be considered a step back for Dos Pueblos, as the team went from unbeaten Channel League champions in the 2016-17 season to 1-7 in league play. At 62, Rillie is a highly efficient combo guard. He has the ability to score from all over the court. He has great vision and creates scoring opportunities for his teammates. Another key contributor will be Baylor Huyck, a 65 forward who lacks varsity experience but has rare athleticism for his size and can score inside as well as from the perimeter. “Channel League will be tough again this year. Santa Barbara is definitely the team to beat,” said Dos Pueblos coach Joe Zamora. “They are deep, have size, athleticism, and scorers. San Marcos will be a tough matchup for everyone as they have so much size across the board. Add in some athleticism, and they are a contender as well. SAN MARCOS: The Royals are the defending “It will be different traveling north,” Zamora Channel League and CIF-SS Division 2A chamadded, “but I know all three of the coaches up there, and they will have their teams ready to go pions and will now test their mettle in Division HOT HAND: Dos Pueblos senior Jaron Rillie (4) hit six three-point baskets and scored 22 points in the come league.” 1. Gone is an outstanding senior class led by 68 Chargers’ season opener, but they came up short against visiting Point Loma, 54-49. center Jackson Stormo, who now plays colleFor the Dos Pueblos girls’ basketball team, giately at Pepperdine. In addition, Ryan Godges head coach Phil Sherman will try to build on the is playing for Hawai‘i Pacific, Stefan Korfas is playing for Con- to the new league and playing the northern teams.” four wins his team earned in what was an abbreviated season cordia, and David Frohling is playing for Point Loma Nazarene On the girls’ side, San Marcos will look to build on one of for all of these teams due to the Thomas Fire. this year. the most successful seasons in recent The Chargers lose Sierra Cavaletto and several other key That outstanding senior memory and include a berth into the contributors to graduation, but should return Sadie Subclass will be tough to CIF-SS Division 4AA playoffs. Gone is ject, Ashley Gerken, Mikayla Butzke, Olivia Rourke, and Leah lightning-quick guard Milan McGary, but Gamberdelli. replace, but Beau Allen, a 64 athletic freak who was a key contributor in San Marcos’s the return of four key players— Megan Cunnison, Ashley Day, playoff run, is a nice building block. Other returners include Juliet Dodson, and Taylor Hantgin —give the Royals hope that BISHOP DIEGO: The Cardinals lost several key seniors, includAndrew Frohling, Ben Blankenhorn, and Isaac Briner. Juniors last season was not an aberration ing standouts Dylan Streett and Will Goodwin. They finished in Tommy Condon and Will Pace as well as sophomores John second place in the Tri-Valley League under head coach James Connolly and Max Sheldon lack varsity experience but will be SANTA BARBARA: The Santa Barbara High boys’ basketball Coronado with a 10-8 overall record. team took its lumps last season with several inexperienced called upon to step up and fill key roles. Bishop Diego will likely rely heavily on varsity returners “We have a pretty new team that does not have a lot of var- players in key roles. This season, returners Bryce Warrecker, Jake Engel, Mark Vehslage, Josh Conroy, and Jake Koeper. Last season was a rebuilding year for the Bishop Diego sity season experience, but [is] a good group of hardworking Jasper Johnson, Stephen Davis, Jackson Hamilton, Aiden Douglas, Davis Kim, and Jackson Gonzales are a year older girls’ basketball team. Several underclassmen gained valuable guys that are eager to learn and get better,” said San Marcos first-year head coach and a year wiser. experience, including Ashley Oxton, Ariana Morones, Cassidy Jelani Hicks. “We’re looking forward “You never know until you go at it, but I think we have the Quintana, Taylor Pate, Britney Perez, Sydney Naour, Veronica potential to be pretty good,” said Santa Barbara coach Dave Arreola, and Andrea Perez. Bregante. “Kids get older, bigger, stronger, and I think that’s probably the case with us. The biggest thing is we have to learn COLLEGE CUP UPDATE: Akron, which won the 2010 NCAA JOHN ZANT’S how to win.” men’s soccer championship at UCSB, is one of 16 teams still in GAME OF THE WEEK The consistent success of the Santa Barbara High girls’ bas- the running for this year’s title when the College Cup returns to ketball team has been impressive in recent years. A Channel Harder Stadium on December 7 and 9. The three other teams 11/23-11/24: High School Boys’ Basketball: Mater Dei at Dos League co-championship and a berth into the CIF-SS Division who participated eight years ago went out in the second round Pueblos and San Marcos Legendary coach Gary McKnight will 1 playoffs last season was just par for the course. Sunday—No. 4–seeded Louisville losing to Michigan State, be reloading, not rebuilding, for his 38th season at Mater Dei. Most of the scoring graduated from his 2017-18 team, which The Dons must replace Cassandra Gordon, who is now at 2-1; No. 5 North Carolina falling to James Madison, 2-1; and won the school’s 23rd CIF Southern Section championship (Open Georgetown after averaging 16.3 points per game last season. Michigan ousted by No. 7 Notre Dame in an epic penaltyDivision). McKnight’s teams have also won a record 11 state Gordon’s backcourt mate Alondra Jimenez is playing at Van- kick shootout. Deadlocked at 0-0 after 110 minutes of playing titles. He is among the elite group of prep coaches who have guard after earning co-Channel League MVP honors last time, the two teams matched makes and misses for 12 rounds won more than 1,000 games — 1,107, to be exact, heading season. before the Fighting Irish prevailed, 11-10. After beating Syracuse, into this season, against only 105 losses. The Monarchs won a Athena Saragoza returns after a stellar freshman season 3-1, Akron will face top-seeded Wake Forest in Sunday’s third game at Dos Pueblos two years ago, 87-54, and the Chargers in which she averaged 12.9 points per game. Other returnees round. No. 9 Stanford, the three-time defending champion, went on to win the 2017 Channel League championship. San include senior forward Maddie Miller and juniors Mireya Gil knocked out UC Irvine, 2-0, and will face No. 8 St. Mary’s, Marcos has to replace all five starters from its 2018 league and Maya Banks, all of whom saw limited action last season. assuring that one—but only one—West Coast team will be champs, who also won the CIF 2A title. Fri.: 7pm, Sovine Gym, “I think our team will start slowly but has the potential to be in the quarterfinals. No. 3 Kentucky pounded Portland, 4-0. Dos Pueblos High, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 968-2541. 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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): In his autobiography On the Move,

(June 21-July 22): Would you agree with me that there

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): According to researchers who study

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ve always got more help available than you imagine, and that’s especially true these days. Both people you know and people you don’t know may come to your assistance and offer extra support — especially if you meet two conditions: (1) You sincerely believe you deserve their assistance and support; (2) You clearly ask for their assistance and support. Now here’s more good news about the help that’s available. Whether or not you believe in spiritual beings, they, too, are primed to offer blessings and resources. If you don’t believe in their existence, I invite you to pretend you do and see what happens. If you do believe in them, formulate clear requests for what you’d like them to offer you.

neurologist Oliver Sacks praised his friend Jerry’s curiosity and knowledge. “Jerry has one of the most spacious, thoughtful minds I have ever encountered, with a vast base of knowledge of every sort,” wrote Sacks, “but it is a base under continual questioning and scrutiny.” So willing was Jerry to question and reevaluate his own assumptions that Sacks said he had “seen his friend suddenly stop in mid-sentence and say, ‘I no longer believe what I was about to say.’ ” That’s the gold standard to which I hope you will aspire in the coming weeks, Aries. As bright and articulate as you’ll be, you will have an even higher calling to expand your mind through continual questioning.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): In recent years, a few pioneers have

gotten microchips implanted under their skin. These technological marvels enable them to open doors and turn on lights with merely a wave of their hands, or receive up-to-the-minute readings on what’s transpiring inside their bodies. Now an additional frontier has arisen: people using do-it-yourself kits to experiment on their own DNA. For example, some have tweaked their genes so their bodies create more muscle than is natural. I would love for you to change yourself around in the coming weeks, Taurus, but not in these particular ways. I’d rather see you do subtle psychological and spiritual work. The astrological omens suggest it’s a favorable time for focused self-transformation.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Are you smart enough to take advantage of the fact that your best relationships would benefit from bursts of innovative energy in the coming weeks? Are you brave enough to banish the ghost that still haunts your romantic life? Do you have the moxie to explore frontiers with collaborators who play fair and know how to have fun? Will you summon the curiosity and initiative to learn new strategies about how to enhance your approach to intimacy? I’ll answer those questions on your behalf: yes, yes, yes, and yes.

are both boring, tiresome problems and fun, interest- animal behavior at two Italian universities, chickens ing problems? If so, read on. According to my analysis can do arithmetic. The birds don’t even need to be of the astrological omens, you’re at a fork in your path trained; the skill seems to be innate. (Read details here: where you could either get further involved with a I’m wondering whether boring, tiresome problem or else a fun, interesting one. chickens born under the sign of Libra might even be (I think you’ll have to engage with one or the other.) able to do algebra in the coming weeks. According to Of course, I’m rooting for you to proactively wrangle my assessment of the astrological omens, the mental acuity of many Libran creatures will with the fun, interesting one. Here’s timely inspiration from Cancerian be at a peak. How will you use your HOMEWORK:How could you author John W. Gardner: “We are change yourself in order to get more enhanced intelligence? continually faced with a series of of the love you want? Go to Free SCORPIO great opportunities brilliantly; click on guised as insoluble problems.” (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In March 2005, “Email Rob.” far more people than usual won LEO big money in a regional Powerball (July 23-Aug. 22): The Jharia Coalfield in eastern India lottery in the U.S. The average for each draw is four is a 110-square-mile reserve of underground coal. In winners, but on this special occasion, 110 players were some places, it’s on fire and has been burning for over awarded at least $100,000 and as much as $500,000. a hundred years. This isn’t a good thing. It’s wasteful The reason for the anomaly seemed to have been an and causes pollution. But now I’ll ask you to put aside oracle that appeared in a number of widely distributed that scenario and imagine a more benevolent kind of fortune cookies. It provided five of the six winning steadily burning fire: a splendor in your soul that never numbers. Inspired by this crazy stroke of good fortune, stops radiating warmth and light; that draws from an and in accordance with the favorable financial omens inexhaustible source of fuel; that is a constant source now coming to bear on you, I hereby offer you six of strength and courage and power. I’m happy to tell numbers to use as your lucky charms. Will they help you that the coming months will be a favorable time to you win a game of chance? I can’t be sure. At the very least, they will titillate and massage the part of your establish and nurture this eternal flame. psyche that is magnetic to wealth. Here they are: 37. VIRGO 16. 58. 62. 82. 91. (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Marilyn Monroe, Georgia O’Keeffe, and President Franklin Roosevelt were direct descen- SAGITTARIUS dants of the pilgrims who sailed from England to the (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “You have two ways to live your life,” New World on the famous Mayflower ship in 1620. I, writes spiritual teacher Joseph Vitale, “from memory on the other hand, am a direct descendant of a 19th- or inspiration.” In other words, you can take your cues century Slovakian coal miner who toiled in the under- about how to live your life from what happened in the ground darkness. What about you, Virgo? Now would past, or else you can make your decisions based on be a rich and provocative time to reconnect with your what you’re excited to do and become in the future. roots; to remember where your people originated; to According to my analysis, the next 10 months will be explore the heritage that served as the matrix from an excellent time for you to fully embrace the latter which you sprouted. approach. And it all starts now.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In one of his poems, Arthur Rimbaud

extolled the exquisite evenings when the mist soaked his face as he strolled, and he sipped that heavenly dew ’til he was drunk. Was he speaking literally or metaphorically? Probably both, if I know Rimbaud. Anyway, Aquarius, I’d love for you to engage in similar exploits. What are some natural adventures that might intoxicate you? What simple pleasures may alter your consciousness, nudging you free of its habits? Meditate with sweet abandon on how to free yourself through the power of play and the imagination.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): It’s illegal to hunt animals in Kenya. But members of the Dorobo tribe circumvent the law to provide food for their families. As three or more Dorobo men wander out on the savanna, they wait for hungry lions to kill a wildebeest or other creature. Then they stride toward the feasting beasts in a calm show of force until the predators run away in confusion. The brave scavengers swoop in and swiftly remove a portion of the wildebeest, then coolly walk away, leaving plenty for the lions when they return to their meal. I bring this scene to your attention, Pisces, because I suspect that in the coming weeks you will have similar levels of courage and poise as you go after what you want.

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PHELPS ADMIN Manages all departmental fiscal activities and accounting systems for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Latin American & Iberian Studies Program, and the Phelps Administrative Support Center. Prepares all documents for financial transactions. Interprets policy and advises faculty, staff and students of proper university guidelines regarding policies for personnel, purchasing, entertainment and travel. Analyzes expenditures and spending patterns, resolving discrepancies. Reconciles financial transactions with the general and payroll ledgers. Produces accurate monthly cost projections and financial reports for management review. Participates in fiscal closing, People Creating Success, Inc. MONDAY TO FRIDAY SHIFTS WITH WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS OFF. PAID INTERNSHIP. For more information call or text Marie at: 805-263-9480


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SERVICE DIRECTORY status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply online by 12/3/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #20180613


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STUDENT HEALTH Provides medical and administrative support to the physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, assisting with exams and procedures, filling out necessary paperwork, taking phone messages, scheduling appointments, and running errands as needed. Reqs: Training or experience as a Medical Assistant. HS Diploma and one year of experience as a medical assistant or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. All clinical staff must successfully pass the fingerprint background check and credentialing before the start date. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Any HIPAA/FERPA violation may be subject to disciplinary action. This is a 10‑month per year, 100% career position with furlough taken during quarter breaks and summer months. Work hours may include Thursday evenings from 10am‑7pm. Student Health is closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. $21.31‑$23.07/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply online by 12/2/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #20180604


ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICE Responsible for managing and performing administrative services for the Office of the CIO and Enterprise Technology Services. These administrative services include personnel on‑boarding/off‑boarding, payroll, travel & entertainment for the entire organization and purchasing, accounts payable, and space/storage for a majority of the organization. Reqs: Experience in office management. Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of professional administrative tasks. Adept at Spreadsheets and Word processing. Strong service orientation, productive management skills, sound judgment and decision‑making, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. $23.47‑$31.44/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 12/4/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #20180627

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FACILITIES MANAGAMENT Performs a variety of skilled tasks in the maintenance, alteration and repair of buildings and related facilities and equipment utilizing one or more of the building trades. Job duties may typically include the range, complexity and frequency of application of journey level skills in the painting, carpentry and locksmithing trades, and demonstrated skills in the electrical, plumbing or HVAC trades. Works independently or as part of a maintenance crew and performs other related duties as required. Proactive in providing a positive customer service environment. Reqs: Minimum three years’ carpentry experience, with some electrical or plumbing experience. Ability to read, write and perform basic math calculations. Previous experience in building maintenance, or equivalent education. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Must be able to take night and weekend call‑backs. $33.31/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply online by 12/02/18, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #20180615

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FBN ABANDONMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: LUX BY MIGHTY BRIGHT at 650 Ward Drive Suite A Santa Barbara, CA 93111; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 09/25/2015 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2015‑0002821. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Gold Crest LLC (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 12, 2018. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy, Published: Nov 1, 8, 15, 21 2018.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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. 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: 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: 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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.


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LEGALS Have a Say – Join a City of Goleta Board or Commission Looking to be more involved in what happens in your community? The City of Goleta has vacancies on four Boards and Commissions and is looking for dedicated community members to apply on the Design Review Board, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Public Tree Advisory Commission. Those with an eye for design are encouraged to apply for the Design Review Board (DRB). This seven-member body encourages development that uses the best professional design practices to enhance the visual aesthetics of the community and prevent poor quality of design. Vacancies are for one (1) Professionally Licensed Landscape Architect or Landscape Contractor and two (2) At-large Members (must reside within City Limits). Members are appointed to a three-year term. The Design Review Board shall hold a minimum of one regular meeting each month with compensation of $50/meeting. City of Goleta residents interested in the needs, opportunities and current offerings of parks and recreation activities should apply for one of the three (3) vacancies on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Commission advises the City Council on all issues related to parks and recreational opportunities in Goleta. The term ends January 1, 2023. The Parks and Recreation Commission will schedule six regular meetings and may hold such additional meetings as deemed necessary or expedient. Compensation is $50/meeting. Residents of the City of Goleta with an interest in land use issues will want to apply for the Planning Commission. The Commission’s role is to review and take appropriate action on discretionary development applications and to make recommendations to the City Council regarding any proposed legislative actions, including the General Plan and its implementation, as required by law. Members are appointed to a four-year term. The Planning Commission shall hold at least one regular meeting each month. Compensation is $100.00 per meeting. Do you have an interest in and/or experience in urban forestry or landscaping? Then apply for the Public Tree Advisory Commission. The Commission provides advice to staff and the City Council in developing plans and goals for the Goleta Urban Forest, represents the interests of the community and informs the community of the Urban Forestry program as directed by the City Council. Meetings are held on an as-needed basis and compensation is $50/meeting. Applicants must live in the City of Goleta. Applications for all open Boards and Commissions may be submitted online at Additional information can be provided by emailing

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 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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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: 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: 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: 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.


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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: 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. 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: MONTECITO COFFEE SHOP at 1498 East Valley Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Debbie Ousey 171 E. Shoshone St Ventura, CA 93001 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Debbie Ousey Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 14, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0003006. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: IMPERIAL BARBERSHOP at 1827 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gerardo Barajas 1025 Olive St Apt 33 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 07, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002956. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REYNA CLEANING at 860 Camino Del Sur, Unit 106 Goleta, CA 93117; Maria Reyna Rangel (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 15, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2018‑0003023. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FIDDLEHEAD at 1597 E. Chestnut Avenue Lompoc, CA 93436; K Joseph Enterprises, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Partnership Signed: Kathy Joseph 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: 2018‑0002912. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KEY LEARNING at 10 East Figueroa Street Suite 1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kay De Veer Ulanch 653 Verde Mar Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Kay De Veer Ulanch Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 14, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0003007. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 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: 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: 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: EL SABOR KITCHEN at 737 E Cook St Santa Maria, CA 93454; Guillermo Chavez (same address) 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 Kathy Gonzales. FBN Number: 2018‑0002923. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 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: MAMA AGRA, MAMA AGRA FOODS, MAMAAGRA.COM at 3905 State St. #7‑254 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Mama Agra Foods, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 13, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002986. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ESTILO JALISCO at 209 S. Milpas Street Suite A Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Estilo Jalisco LLC 315 W. Mission Street Apt C Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 13, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002995. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GEOFF RUE REALTOR at 218 La Marina Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Framed Openings, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Joseph Geoffrey Rue, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 14, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0003005. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LUCHE LEASH CO. at 1125 De La Vina St., Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Luis Velazquez (same address) Jordan Velazquez (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 13, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0002994. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 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: LLK GENERAL CONTRACTORS at 4530 Butterbridge Road North Lawrence, Oh 44666; L.L. Klink & Sons, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 13, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002993. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: VANLIFE TRADER, VANLIFETRADER, VANLIFETRADER.COM at 1128 1/2 Castillo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gepffrey P Ravenhill (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 13, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2018‑0002991. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SASSY HEALTHY FIT at 5662 Calle Real #324 Goleta, CA 93117; Hallie Avolio 7570 Sea Gull Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Paul Avolio (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Hallie Avolio Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 13, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0002981. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FLUXBANK at 345 Vista De La Cumbre Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Sean Michael Gaudefroy (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 16, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0003032. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FAST CLEANING at 748 Olivera St Apt 302 Guadalupe, CA 93434; Liliana Oropeza (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 16, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2018‑0003033. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SILVERTHORNE at 22 Anacapa St #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sarah Reed Farmer 1944 East Valley Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 15, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2018‑0003016. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHINEUP at 911 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Dina Murillo 30 W. Mason St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 15, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0003018. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOLD COAST LENDING at 8 E. Figueroa Street Ste #250 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Commercial Loan Express (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 15, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2018‑0003020. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE CRUISERY at 501 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tucker Hospitality, Inc. 2413 Calle Andalucia Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 15, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2018‑0003022. Published: Nov 21, 29. Dec 6, 13 2018.



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LEGALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Planning Commission December 10, 2018; 6:00 p.m.


Development Impact Fee Ordinance NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Goleta Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to consider a Resolution recommending to the City Council adoption of a Development Impact Fee Ordinance (Case No: 18-127-ORD). The date, time, and location of the public hearing are set forth below. HEARING DATE AND TIME: PLACE:

Monday, December 10, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. City of Goleta, Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117

PROJECT LOCATION: The Development Impact Fee Ordinance would apply citywide. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Pursuant to the Mitigation Fee Act (Government Code sections 66000 et. seq), a new Development Impact Fee (“DIF”) Ordinance (“Ordinance”) will re-establish all existing DIFs, establish new DIFs, and repeal a DIF that the City has not collected since incorporation. All of the fees included in the Ordinance are consistent with the goals and objectives of the City’s General Plan and are designed to mitigate the impacts on public facilities caused by new development throughout the City. The Ordinance provides for the purpose of DIFs, establishes and defines the types of DIFs, provides for automatic annual adjustment of DIFs, provides for Council to approve waivers and reductions of DIFs, describes the triggers for payment, refund, and credit of DIFs, provides for a DIF protest procedure, and related items. The Ordinance would add section 35-180.6 to the Inland Zoning Ordinance and section 35-325.5 to the Coastal Zoning Ordinance. The following types of DIFs are re-established or established by the Ordinance: 1. Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities (new; previously existed in Transportation Facilities Fee) 2. Fire Facilities (existing) 3. Library Facilities (existing) 4. Parks and Recreation Facilities (existing) 5. Police Facilities (existing) 6. Public Administration Facilities (existing) 7. Storm Drain Facilities (new) 8. Transportation Facilities (existing) The following DIF regulations in the Goleta Municipal Code and ordinances will be repealed in the Ordinance: 1. Goleta Municipal Code Chapter 16.12 Flood Control Fees for Development of Land Not a Subdivision. 2. Goleta Municipal Code Chapter 16.15 Development Mitigation Fees for Parks in Connection with Residential Development Projects Which Do Not Involve the Subdivision of Land. 3. Goleta Municipal Code Chapter 16.18 Development Impact Fees for Parks in Connection with Commercial and Industrial Development. 4. Goleta Municipal Code Chapter 16.19 Library Facility Development Impact Fees. 5. Goleta Municipal Code Chapter 16.20 Public Administration Facility Development Impact Fees. 6. Goleta Municipal Code Chapter 16.21 Police Facility Development Impact Fees. 7. Ordinance No. 14-10 An Ordinance Adopting Development Impact Fees for Fire Facilities In Accordance with the Mitigation Fee Act (Government Code §§ 6600066025). ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW: The adoption of a new development impact fee ordinance is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code, §§ 21000, et seq., “CEQA”). The adoption of the proposed ordinance is not a “project” pursuant to the regulations promulgated under CEQA (14 Cal. Code of Regulations, §§ 15000, et seq., “CEQA Guidelines”). The adoption of an ordinance does not have the “potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment;” this ordinance creates a government funding mechanism which does not involve commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment. (CEQA Guidelines, § 15378(b)(4).) Even if the ordinance were a “project,” it is statutorily exempt because the Ordinance is a method of “obtaining of funds for capital projects, necessary to maintain service within existing service areas.” (CEQA Guidelines, § 15378(b) (4).) DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The staff report may be obtained at the City of Goleta, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. The documents will be posted on the City’s web site at at least 72 hours ahead of the meeting. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/or oral comments. Written comments may be sent to Wendy Winkler, Management Assistant at; or mail Attn: Planning Commission and Wendy Winkler, Management Assistant Department of Planning and Environmental Review, City of Goleta, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. In order to be disseminated to the Planning Commission for consideration during the meeting, written information must be submitted no later than Monday at noon prior to the Planning Commission meeting. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the Planning Commission prior to the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional information is on file at the Public Works Department, Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. Contact Maureen Gaasch at (805) 961-7560 or for more information regarding the project.

FIRE STATION 10 PROJECT 7952 Hollister Avenue, Goleta Ca Case Nos 17-044-GPA-RZ-DP and 17-069-DRB; APN 079-210-075 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta has completed a Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR), SCH #2017081066, for the Fire Station 10 project, as described below, along with a proposed Addendum to the City’s General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan 2006 Final EIR (SCH#2005031151), 2009 Supplemental EIR and subsequent addenda. Further, the City Council of the City of Goleta will conduct a public hearing on the adequacy of the Final EIR, the Addendum to the General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan and on the project merits as follows: HEARING DATE/TIME Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 6:00 pm HEARING LOCATION: Goleta City Hall, Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: The proposed Final EIR was prepared in accordance with applicable law including the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code §§ 21000, et seq., “CEQA”), the regulations promulgated thereunder (14 Cal. Code of Regulations, §§ 15000, et seq.), and the City’s Environmental Review Guidelines. The City of Goleta is acting as the Lead Agency for this project. The Final EIR identifies and discusses potential impacts, mitigation measures, monitoring requirements, and residual impacts for identified subject areas. Significant and unavoidable cumulative impacts are identified in the areas of short-term Aesthetics/Visual Resources and short term Noise (during construction). Potentially significant but mitigable effects on the environment are anticipated in the following areas: Aesthetics/Visual Resources, Biology (short term during construction), Cultural Resources, Geology and Soils, Hydrology, and Transportation (short term during construction). To approve the Fire Station 10 project, the City Council would need to adopt a Statement of Overriding Considerations in accordance with applicable law. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: City of Goleta Neighborhood Services and Public Safety (NSPS) Department has requested approval of the Fire Station 10 project. The site location noted above has a Visitor Serving (C-V) General Plan land use designation and is zoned Limited Commercial (C-1) in the Coastal Zoning Ordinance. The request is also to approve the Addendum to the City’s General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan 2006 Final EIR pursuant to 14 California Code of Regulations §§ 15164 et seq. and certify the proposed project Final EIR, adopt the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP), and adopt a Statement of Overriding Considerations (SOC), pursuant to 14 California Code of Regulations §§ 15090. The project requires a General Plan Amendment from Visitor Serving Commercial (C-V) to Public/Quasi-Public (P-S); a Rezone from Limited Commercial (C-1) to Professional and Institutional (PI); a Development Plan with Modifications for rear and side yard setback encroachments of two accessory structures, and front yard setback for public parking lot encroachment and a Conceptual Coastal Development Permit to allow the construction of the Fire Station 10 to serve western Goleta. The proposal includes development of a new, three-apparatus bay fire station of approximately 11,600 square feet in size on a 1.21-acre parcel adjoined by public right-of-way or 0.30 acres that will be incorporated into the site. The project will be built to Silver LEED standards and include Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) monitoring equipment. Additionally, the project will include a public parking lot with seven spaces (twelve feet from Hollister Avenue), employee parking for nine spaces at the rear of the site, site access, landscaping, a perimeter block wall along the northern property line and a wrought iron fence along the eastern property line. The building will include a reception area, training and operational areas, a community room/training room with a 30-person capacity for Fire and City staff to conduct public meetings. Site development also includes a bifurcated above-ground fuel tank (250-gallon gasoline and 1,000-gallon diesel), an emergency generator, outside hose drying racks, a soldier pile wall at the mid-slope northern property line, landscaping and site frontage improvements including sidewalk, curb, gutter and bike lane. Preliminary earthwork quantities are estimated to be 1100 cubic yards (CY) of cut, 2300 CY of fill and 1200 CY of import. The request is also to certify the proposed Final EIR, adopt the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (“MMRP”), and adopt a Statement of Overriding Considerations (“SOC”), pursuant to 14 California Code of Regulations Title 14 Chapter 3 § 15090 (the CEQA Guidelines). The City Council is the final decision maker for all the items described. PROJECT LOCATION: The site location noted above has a Visitor Serving (C-V) Goleta General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan designation and is zoned Limited Commercial (C-1) in the Coastal Zoning Ordinance. APN: 079-210-075. 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”). PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: On October 8, 2018 the Planning Commission of the City of Goleta held a public hearing on Case Nos. 17-044-GPA-RZ-DP and 17-069-DRB and recommended adoption of the Final EIR with errata sheet, MMRP, and SOC and project approval to the City Council of the City of Goleta. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/ or oral comments. Written comments may be sent to the City Clerk email:; or mail: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. In order to be disseminated to the City Council for consideration during the Council meeting, written information must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Monday at noon prior to the City Council meeting. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting. For further, information please contact Vyto Adomaitis, NSPS Director at (805) 961-7555,, or Laura Bridley, Contract Planner at (805) 896-2153, DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The proposed Final EIR and all documents referenced therein are currently available and may be obtained at the City of Goleta, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. The proposed Final EIR is posted on the City’s web site at Staff reports and related materials for the City Council meeting will be available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements

Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements.

Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code §65009(b)(2)).

Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code §65009[b][2]).

Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, November 21, 2018 and November 29, 2018.

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

Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, November 21, 2018 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.

PUBLIC NOTICES 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

SUMMONS SUMMONS CASE NO.: 2018‑CP‑23‑03352 (Action to Clear Tax Title and Confirm Tax Sale) S.C 12‑61‑10, et.­seq. STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE FERNANDO HERNANDEZ Plaintiff, VS ANITA GOGGANS; LINDA WILLIAMS; DORIS WORKS a/k/a DORIS WERKS; and SHERRY MASSEY Defendants. TO: THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your


Answer to the said Complaint on the subscriber at his office at 200 North Main Street, Greer, South Carolina, 29650 (P.O. Box 450, Greer, SC 29652), within thirty (30) days after service thereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment be default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Plaintiff would respectfully show this Court that: 1. This is an action for foreclosure against Anita Goggans; Linda Williams; Doris Works a/k/a Doris Werks; and Sherry Massey. 2. Due and diligent search has been made for Defendant Sherry Massey. 3. It is necessary to obtain jurisdiction of these Defendants by publication of the Summons and

NOVEMBER 21, 2018

Lis Pendens in a newspaper of general circulation as provided for in SC Code Ann 15‑9‑740, (1977), and the Santa Barbara Independent is a newspaper of general circulation in said County most likely to give the said Defendant notice of these proceedings. WHEREFORE, Plaintiff prays that this Court issue its Order authorizing service of the Summons and Lis Pendens by publication in the Santa Barbara Independent such being designated as the newspaper most likely to give notice of these proceedings; and for such other and further relief as may be just and proper. s/Ronald G. Bruce 200 North Main Street Greer, SC 29650; (864) 877‑0207 ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF Published Nov 21, 29. Dec 6 2018.



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