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Hot Club of Cowtown & Dustbowl Revival

Across the Great Divide: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band

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Each band brings their musical alchemy to the Santa Barbara stage in a celebration of The Band, 50 years since the legendary group’s debut albums Music From Big Pink and The Band.

Expect anything from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Redding, EDM and Spaghetti Western in this uplifting night of “unabashed genre crashing antics. Nothing is spoof proof” (The Sunday Times, U.K.).

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Sat, Apr 6 / 8 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall

Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura and Jamison Ross Mon, Apr 8 / 8 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall

Hailed as an “experimental powerhouse” (Village Voice), Brooklyn-based Sō Percussion’s innovative work Amid the Noise is a set of short pieces framed by drones and subtly changing harmonies, featuring a percussive arsenal of wood planks, metal pipes, a toy piano – even duct tape.

Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Music

“It’s an allstar outfit with a mission, and that is to tell the story of Monterey Jazz with a shot of the festival experience to fans around the world.” – Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent This top-tier roster of diverse and international millennial talent brings the leaders of jazz’s future together on one stage for a can’t-miss performance of original songs and classic jazz standards.

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Jennifer Koh, violin Shared Madness 2

Fri, Apr 12 / 7 PM St. Anthony’s Chapel “The recital by violinist Jennifer Koh seemed straight out of Brooklyn... But unique to Santa Barbara was the venue’s sense of spiritual remove, magnificently enhanced by a reverberant enveloping acoustic that gave Koh’s violin a lustrous aura.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Featured composers include Philip Glass, Andrew Norman and Kaija Saariaho.

The Gloaming Sun, Apr 14 / 7 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall “A concert to blaze in the memory.” Sydney Morning Herald Deeply familiar and consistently surprising, The Gloaming merges Irish tunes and instrumental explorations, connecting the Irish folk tradition and New York’s contemporary music scene.

Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Asian American Studies and the UCSB Department of Music From France

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AVA GOES SEOUL SEARCHING Name: Ava Talehakimi Title: Production Designer Indy Production Designer Ava Talehakimi recently made us jealous by taking a long (and much deserved) trip to South Korea. Here she tells us all about it. Where’d you go? What’d you do? I was lucky enough to be able to go to Seoul to visit my best friend, who’s been living there for the past couple years. I spent the trip exploring the different districts in the city, aside from a day spent on Nami Island (Naminara Republic), which was snow-covered and lovely. What were the highlights? Visiting the palaces, getting snowed on, going to a traditional tea house, holding/feeding/scratching the chins of raccoons, trying all the desserts I could get my hands on, going to an abandoned amusement park, playing at a virtualreality café, visiting a Buddhist temple, and seeing my best friend, of course. I also loved learning about Korean culture and social norms, and attempting to converse in the language. What advice would you give to a future traveler? My advice would be to plan out your trip, but don’t overwhelm your schedule. Allow yourself time to organically find places and lag in areas that interest you most. In the past, I would tend to overbook my trips, and it leads me to not enjoy things the same way.

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Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.7 in C Major, Op.105 Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B-flat Major, Op.100 Since its founding in 1891, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra has played an integral role in the musical life of its namesake country. The orchestra program will celebrate Rachmaninoff’s 100th Anniversary in the United States with a performance by Russian-American piano soloist Olga Kern, the first woman to receive the Gold Medal at the prestigious Van Cliburn Piano Competition, back in 2001. PRE-CONCERT LECTURE BY ROBERT KOENIG, Professor and Vice Chair, Dept. of Music, UC Santa Barbara. Lecture will begin at 7:00 PM; doors to The Granada Theatre will open for the lecture at 6:45 PM. Lecture seating is limited to the first 100 patrons. First come, first served.

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NO BRIDGING THE GAP: Mayor Cathy Murillo and Councilmember Randy Rowse started the meeting far apart and stayed that way throughout.

Unions Win Big in Construction Showdown Contractors Charge Councilmembers Are Bought and Paid For by Nick Welsh eagan Harmon, the newest member of the Santa Barbara City Council, applauded all the “passion, conviction, and emotion” she encountered on both sides of the issue. Councilmember Randy Rowse termed it “the low watermark” of his nine years in office. Councilmember Jason Dominguez recalled he’d been in one of the most dangerous and violent townships in South Africa when the council deliberated over the issue in early December. “I wish I could go back to safety,” he not-so-comically lamented. At issue was an arcane spending authorization of $95,000 connected to an obscure but ferociously controversial labor agreement that gives building trade unions vastly more say in who gets hired and who does not for City Hall construction contracts of $5 million and more. In the upper echelons of City Hall, no one is really sure how these project labor agreements—or PLAs, as they’re called —will actually work. But there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind as to who won what’s been one of the most intensely waged behindthe-scenes battles anyone in City Hall can remember: the trade unions. By the time the council began deliberations this Tuesday afternoon, no council ears had been left unbent. The unions—electricians, pipefitters, iron workers—that spent generously, even lavishly, in recent elections to get the council’s current majority elected made it clear the issue was extremely important to them. So, too, it should be noted, did many of the nonunion building contractors who, for many years, have built City Hall’s major public works projects. But in the end, the outcome wasn’t even close. The council voted 6-1 in accordance with union wishes to hire outside legal consultants to help City Hall negotiate the next step. Contractors like Lee Cushman and Frank Schipper all but accused the council majority of being bought and paid for by the trade unions. Cushman itemized just how much

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the unions paid to the election campaigns of Mayor Cathy Murillo ($49,500), Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez ($8,000), and Councilmember Eric Friedman ($10,500). Schipper was only somewhat more diplomatic. “I admire your loyalty to the people who gave you the money to run your campaigns,” he told the councilmembers, adding he was “horrified” by what they were about to do to city residents. Murillo, a staunch union supporter who frequently extols the spirit of her fiercely prounion grandmother, didn’t bother to respond. Gutierrez dismissed the criticism as “factually indefensible and personally desperate.” Friedman acknowledged the process by which the PLA was initially passed was “flawed” and then launched the most detailed and statistically rich defense of it of any councilmember. In the past 15 years, he noted, only 19 projects were big enough to trigger the PLA requirements, less than two a year. It was notable that the only councilmember to vote against paying the outside consultants—Randy Rowse —will be termed out of office at the end of this year and is not seeking election to any other office. PLAs are negotiated deals between governmental agencies and trade unions, and typically they require the hiring of work crews under terms and conditions approved by those unions. Most don’t require all jobs be filled exclusively by union labor, but union workers are clearly given first crack. Proponents claim that PLAs strengthen union apprenticeship programs that help develop cadres of skilled local workers that can compete for such high-paying jobs. And at Tuesday’s council meeting, many union spokespeople showed up and argued that PLAs help secure for women, minorities, and veterans the sort of jobs that will enable them to afford the high cost of living in Santa Bar-

bara. Many contractors, one union spokesperson said, are “culturally monochromatic” and not open to hiring workers who don’t look like them. A host of contractors showed up, too, arguing that such agreements are nothing but bait and switch. Because there are no union contractors in Santa Barbara and only a handful of union subcontractors, they argued, few Santa Barbara trades workers would stand much of a chance under the new scheme. And the definition of “local,” they warned, was extremely elastic, a theme Councilmember Rowse riffed on. Locally caught seafood, he noted, typically means it was caught anywhere “between San Diego and San Francisco.” Under PLAs, nonunion contractors are allowed to bring only a limited number of “core” workers on PLA jobs; the rest would

NEWS BRIEFS COUNTY The changeover from internal-combustion to all-electric vehicles for Santa Barbara County government is not a matter of if but when. As a first step on 3/19, supervisors voted unanimously that when county fleets need new nonemergency sedans, those cars must be electric. “It’s an important move for the county to begin this transition,” said Supervisor Gregg Hart, echoing the board’s conceptual direction to staff to move toward a carbon-free fleet, understanding that costs would be high out of the gate but would save money over time in fuel and upkeep. Supervisors also encouraged staff to squeeze more miles out of existing county vehicles, which are typically replaced with new models after 100,000 miles. Staff was directed to return to the board next year with an update. Clocking 33 years with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Public Information Officer (PIO) Capt. Dave Zaniboni retired on 3/21. Most recently, Zaniboni represented the department during several significant incidents, including the Sherpa, Whittier, and Thomas fires and the 1/9 Debris Flow. “His knowledge, compassion, and connection with the community helped us stay informed and engaged,” the department said in a statement. “Captain Zaniboni will be greatly missed.” The new PIO is Capt. Daniel Bertucelli, who joined the department in 2005. Also retiring after more than 30 years with the department are Division Chief Steve Oaks, Engineer Randy Harris, and Capt. Peter Ysebrands.

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have to be approved by the unions. In sum, they argued, PLAs would hurt far more local workers than they’d ever help. What the actual facts are when it comes to PLAs—as opposed to what their champions and detractors claim — Councilmember Kristen Sneddon acknowledged she didn’t have a clue. She tried to insert a couple of provisions to give nonunion local contractors a seat at the bargaining table, but to no avail. She tried to expand the number of “core workers” nonunion contractors would be allowed and to restrict the definition of “local,” also to no avail. Despite her clearly stated misgivings, Sneddon voted in favor of the contract spending. Those issues, she’d been assured, could be hammered out in negotiations. Such negotiations, however, do n not occur in public.

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NIGHT TERRORS: Carpinteria residents watched from Bailard Avenue as the Thomas Fire approached.

Fighting Fire with Fire Edison Hits Back After Damning Report by Tyler Hayden entura fire investigators have determined that Southern California Edison power lines slapping together in high winds ignited the 2017 Thomas Fire, which burned for more than a month across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, consuming more than 280,000 acres of terrain and destroying hundreds of homes. “A high wind event caused the power lines to come into contact with each other, creating an electrical arc,” the Ventura County Fire Department said in a press statement. “The electrical arc deposited hot, burning or molten material onto the ground, in a receptive fuel bed, causing the fire. The common term for this situation is called ‘line slap,’ and the power line in question is owned by Southern California Edison.” The 71-page report published March 13 describes the fire’s starting point as Anlauf Canyon near Thomas Aquinas College. Firefighters received the first 9-1-1 call at 6:23 p.m. on December 4, 2017. The report also makes note of a second wildfire that began approximately an hour later at 7:30 p.m. near Koenigstein Road. It was treated as a separate incident and named the Koenigstein Fire. By 1 a.m., however, the two fires had merged and were thereafter referred to as the Thomas Fire. While the Ventura County Fire Department is still drafting its investigative report on the Koenigstein Fire, explained spokesperson Captain Stan Ziegler, Southern California Edison has already suggested its equipment may have been responsible for starting the second blaze. Edison stated last October that based on its own probe it “believes that its equipment was associated with the Koenigstein ignition.” Ventura authorities, who conducted their investigation alongside Cal Fire, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, and the U.S. Forest Service, have forwarded the latest findings to the state attorney general’s office and recommended that the utility face charges of involuntary manslaughter, negligence, and unlawfully causing a fire causing great bodily injury. Southern California Edison (SCE) wasted

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no time refuting the report. Just hours after it went public, the utility issued its own statement accusing Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) investigators of both mishandling evidence and ignoring key pieces of information provided by Edison. “SCE has evidence that the ignition at Anlauf Canyon started at least 12 minutes prior to any issue involving SCE’s system and at least 15 minutes prior to the start time indicated by VCFD in its report,” the company said, referencing radar data of smoke plumes in the area. “SCE provided this evidence to CAL FIRE and VCFD investigators; however, the report does not suggest this evidence was considered.” Edison claimed Ventura officials failed to preserve physical evidence from the scene as well as video footage from Ventura’s own webcams. “SCE understands that Ventura County had approximately 12 cameras in the vicinity, but VCFD recently revealed it had failed to preserve video footage from 11 of those cameras,” the utility said. “While SCE greatly admires the first responders and members of the firefighting community who bravely responded to the Thomas Fire, the company is disappointed that VCFD’s investigators failed to preserve critical evidence and seemed to ignore best practices in conducting their origin and cause analysis.” The debate will continue in court, where Edison faces more than $1.3 billion in insurance claims filed by Thomas Fire victims. Two people were killed by the blaze — a Ventura woman evacuating her home and a firefighter on the front lines. The company may also be on the hook for another $400 million in claims filed by 1/9 Debris Flow victims. The Thomas Fire stripped the hillsides above Montecito of all vegetation and gave rise to the early-morning cascade of mud and boulders that claimed 23 lives. Pacific Gas & Electric, Edison’s counterpart in Northern California, is facing its own bevy of lawsuits that claim the utility’s equipment sparked multiple deadly wildfires. PG&E has threatened to declare bankruptcy should it be held liable. Both companies have since initiated programs that preemptively shut off power during extreme fire weather. n


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DOLLARS AND SENSE: Science has helped explain why the Mobil gas station in western Goleta can get away with charging so much.

Glen Annie Gas Gouging UCSB Researchers Solve High-Price Mystery by Tyler Hayden CSB graduate student Jing Xu was driving to the grocery store one day when she stopped at the Mobil gas station on Glen Annie Road and experienced the sticker shock all too familiar to western Goleta residents. The prices were high, extremely high, nearly two dollars above any other gas station in the area. “I was really surprised,” Xu said. “I thought there must be something wrong with the sign.” So she got out of her car and checked the pump. Nope, the sign was right. “How could that be?” Xu wondered. Thus began a full-blown scientific study of why some stations charge more than others in the same geographic region, and how a few get away with blatant price gouging. Xu teamed up with geography professor Alan Murray for two weeks in 2016 to track the price of regular gasoline at 108 stations throughout Santa Barbara County, and they published their findings this January in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science. While other researchers have devoted countless studies to the global dynamics of gas pricing — how it’s affected by the cost of crude, trade markets, transportation charges, and so on—this was the first paper to focus specifically on abnormal pricing behavior in

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centration of competing stations, as well as the stations’ proximity to highways, schools, and business districts. “People are really interested in this because it’s a local issue,” said Xu, who recently presented her paper at a conference and incorporated the results — some of which were intuitive, while others were quite surprising — into her master’s thesis. Here’s what she found: • The average price per gallon of gas in Santa Barbara County was $2.87. The highest was $4.79 • Higher gas prices were predicted by brand-name fuel, proximity to highly trafficked areas (i.e., shopping centers and downtown corridors), freeway onand off-ramps, and the interfaces between urban and rural areas • Lower gas prices were predicted by rural settings, nearby poverty levels, the presence of a convenience store or car wash, ownership by a supermarket, and increased concentration of neighboring competitors

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• The closer the station to its nearest competitor, the lower the prices at both, indicating potential collusion between them • The presence of a repair shop, a full-service option, and the number of pumps didn’t affect price

Xu and Murray identified three exceptions to their general rules, who they described as the “gougers”— the Chevron station at the intersection of Highways 154 and 246 in the Santa Ynez Valley, which enjoys almost no competition; the 76 station near the intersection of — UCSB grad student Jing Xu Carpinteria and Linden avenues in Carpinteria, which is near bars, restaurants, and the beach; and the a local retail market. It was also the first to Mobil station on Glen Annie in Goleta. The examine the phenomenon of price gouging Mobil outlier was by far the most dramatic. (In California, price gouging is only illegal if outside of a disaster scenario. Jing and Murray used what’s called a “spa- it’s done to take advantage of customers after tial analytic framework” to determine how some kind of public emergency. Other states, the locations of pumps might influence their including Michigan and Maine, have laws prices and if there was any predictability to that prevent excessive price points or profits the cost variations. They looked at land zon- under any circumstances.) ing, socioeconomic conditions, and the conThe Glen Annie Mobil location clearly

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general applause of the public’s behavioral changes over the past several years, especially efforts to replace thirsty lawns with droughttolerant landscaping. About 250 people gathered at Storke Tower at UCSB on Monday to commemorate the lives of the 51 victims of the New Zealand terror attack. The event was organized by the UCSB Muslim Student Association. “We come with our gentle word to say we will not stand by idly as racism and white supremacy tear this country and world apart,” said African history and history of Islam Professor Butch Ware, who also shared a passage from the Quran about injustice: “If you see an injustice, stop it with your hand; if you can’t stop it with your hand, stop it with your tongue; if you can’t stop it with your tongue, at least turn your heart against it.”

EDUCATION Santa Barbara High School’s Peabody Stadium is beginning to take shape and is currently 75 percent completed. However, it should be nearly 90 percent completed, reported Director of Facilities and Modernization Steve Vizzolini at the school board meeting on 3/12. Construction fell behind schedule in part due to rain; 52 rainy days have occurred since the start of the project, and more rain is predicted for March. The project is now projected to be completed by August. Because of the delay, graduation will take place at the Santa Barbara Bowl again this year, the rental of which will be paid by the project. The Armory will hold parking, and a shuttle will bus attendees from the Armory to the Bowl and back. The project is on track to be completed under budget, reported Vizzolini.

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CITY The Thomas Fire left a huge dent in the City of Santa Barbara’s hotel bed tax. The city lost nearly 30 percent in December 2017 compared to the previous year, but according to new information released on 3/15, it’s now on a course to recover from the losses. The first seven months of this year’s bed tax are up 2.6 percent, a recovery from fiscal year 2018 (July 2017-June 2018) that saw an overall loss of 1.4 percent. Hotel guests pay a 12 percent charge, 2 percent of which goes to the city’s creek restoration and water quality programs.

ENVIRONMENT On Friday, students gathered in front of UCSB’s library to strike in the name of climate justice. Participants wore black in memory of the lives that have been lost due to climate-change impacts, including those lost in the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides. Many lay on the ground in a symbolic “die-in” to underline the dire consequences of taking no action. The group of about 80 students demanded a moratorium on any and all investments in fossil fuels and called for the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors to support the Green New Deal. The student group was one of thousands in more than 100 countries who left school to protest for n climate change action on 3/15.

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exploits northbound drivers needing to fill up before the next opportunity in Solvang, Xu said, and conversely targets southbound travelers who may be coasting down on fumes. The interchange itself sees almost twice the amount of traffic—65,600 vehicles per year — compared to the county average. Not only does the station attract shoppers who may be heading to the only Costco and Home Depot in the region, Xu went on, but it also snares young drivers who may not know any better. “You have sort of a captive market,” Murray said in a press statement, referring to its location near Isla Vista, UCSB, and Dos Pueblos High School, where “young drivers maybe don’t appreciate” the discrepancy. When Xu performed two onsite observations at the Mobil, she noticed that while around 14 cars pulled in per hour, only five of the drivers would actually buy gas. The rest either purchased something at the convenience store or left without buying anything. It was perplexing, she admitted,

but suggests Mobil’s corporate office and its onsite manager must be turning enough of a profit with their gouging strategies to not mind the lost business. The station manager declined an interview for this story and corporate didn’t respond to requests for comment. Murray noted that the surrounding neighborhood is relatively less affluent than other areas with more average pricing. He said the study will help illuminate how “this higher, predatory pricing might be impacting certain socioeconomic groups more than others.” Xu said while her paper focused exclusively on Santa Barbara, its methodology could be applied to any number of disciplines. “The framework can definitely be used in other fields,” she said. It’s drawn a lot of attention among geographers and led to some interesting debate about whether price gouging is unethical or merely a tool to maintain market equilibrium. “We’ve had a lot of interesting discussions,” Xu said.

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anta Barbara City College Superintendent Anthony Beebe’s last Board of Trustees meeting on March 14 was mostly business as usual with heated debates and intense disagreement. But before jumping into discussion, boardmembers each took a turn thanking Beebe for his service and highlighting some of his many accomplish- SBCC Superintendent Anthony Beebe ments during his three years at the college. Beebe had announced his and motions were made to remove two unexpected retirement for health reasons black women for being disruptive. Parker on February 8. spoke with Board President Robert Miller The board presented Beebe with a and Beebe about moving forward with the plaque and posed for a picture with him resolution. She largely scripted the first before moving into discussion about an draft, with input from Abboud, Student anti-racism resolution and the five-year Trustee Kenny Igbechi, and some staff. The fiscal projection for the college. Both items first draft was presented for discussion at will return to the board when Interim the February 28 meeting. “A lot of the lanSuperintendent Helen Benjamin takes over guage in the resolution is from the school the position. Benjamin will start at SBCC documents,” said Parker. “Anything that is on April 1 and will attend her first board not,” added Parker, “is from peer-reviewed meeting April 11. She was chancellor of the journals, such as how mental health affects Contra Costa Community College District students’ outcomes.” for 11 years, before retiring in 2016, and she The resolution draft acknowledges that has also served as president of the Califor- racism exists and that an equity gap pernia Community Colleges CEOs, president sists at the college. It pledges to direct the of the board of the Community College superintendent to work collaboratively League of California, and chair of the Cali- with campus stakeholders and employees fornia Promise Leadership Team. Benja- to develop an anti-racism plan. min will be with the college until December Croninger said she felt the board had no 30, 2019, when a permanent superintendent evidence for a number of the statements will take over the position. in the resolution and that she was “deeply uncomfortable with the resolution as written.” She called the proposed resolution “pretty negative” and presented a more “positive” resolution draft that will be up for discussion at the March 28 meeting. The two drafts will return to the board once Interim Superintendent Benjamin is on the board. — SBCC Trustee Jonathan Abboud In the five-year fiscal projection report, the trustees heard SBCC is expected to have Discussion about the anti-racism resolu- deficits of $1.8 million this year and $3.6 tion ended with Trustee Jonathan Abboud million the following year. In 2020-21 the pointing to trustees Veronica Gallardo, deficit begins to decrease, and a $500,000 Marsha Croninger, and Craig Nielsen, surplus is expected for 2022-23. The largest accusing them of perpetuating racism. “If contributor to the deficit is a decrease in someone wants to know what racism looks enrollment, which fell unexpectedly by 2 like in politics and in an elected official, you percent this year. In the upcoming year, a can look to my side,” said Abboud, gestur- one percent decrease is expected as the coling at the three. Gallardo, Croninger, and lege works to restore enrollment. The funding formula for community Nielsen oppose the anti-racism resolution as it’s currently written. “Attacks on some- colleges also changed this year from being thing so simple, that we don’t need some- dependent only on enrollment to a combination of factors, including student enrollthing like this,” said Abboud. Trustee Kate Parker had called for an ment, the number of low-income students anti-racism resolution at the trustees’ Feb- enrolled, and student success. The college ruary 14 meeting, when to recite or not received an additional $9.1 million in part recite the Pledge of Allegiance was taken because of student success. up. During public comment, a member of The board will hear an updated revenue n the public used the unabbreviated n-word, projection at the June 20 meeting.

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delante Charter School may finally be getting a more permanent home within Franklin Elementary School. Adelante has been operating out of a combination of permanent and portable classrooms on Franklin’s campus for the last 15 years. However, with a $2 million allocation from Measure J funds, the school may be transitioning into more permanent classrooms. Three programs are co-located on the Franklin property: Franklin, Adelante, and the Franklin Preschool Center. Superintendent Cary Matsuoka Currently, all of Franklin Elementary’s 28 classrooms are in permanent buildfront office that are currently lacking at ings. Both Adelante and the preschool Adelante. Finally, Adelante would leave two teach students in permanent and portable permanent classrooms for Franklin’s use. classrooms. To get students out of portable A contract with KBZ Architects to begin trailers, Santa Barbara school district super- planning the new preschool will be preintendent Cary Matsuoka recommends sented to the board for approval at its April using the retired Parma School property 2 meeting. The facility-use agreement and down the street to build a new preschool. charter renewal for Adelante will be preThe current preschool’s three-year-old sented to the board on May 28 and will be program would give its Franklin building on the agenda for approval on June 11. If to Adelante. This would add about 5,000 approved, the plan is expected to be comsquare feet, three permanent classrooms, pleted in time for the 2022-23 school year. office space, a staff lounge, storage, and a —Blanca Garcia


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ver the past 28 years, Linda Krop and Andy Caldwell have butted heads so many times they should have sprouted calluses on their respective foreheads, Krop as chief counsel for the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) and Caldwell as spokesperson for the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture & Business (COLAB.) Last week’s showdown over a proposal to vastly expand onshore oil production just outside Santa Maria brought the two antagonists together again, only this time the argument was framed in global terms. Krop highlighted the 250,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases that are projected to be generated a year by oil company ERG if its production expansion plans in Cat Canyon are approved. That’s dramatically more than what ERG has been generating from its existing operations there. If all the additional oil produced by ERG were to be consumed, project opponents contend, that would add another 1.8 billion metric tons to the atmospheric stew over the next 40 years. “Scientists warn us we have eleven years to drastically reduce global emissions,” Krop stated in written remarks to the county’s Planning Commission, alluding to dire warnings issued late last year by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Krop noted with alarm that greenhouse emissions throughout Santa Barbara County have increased 14 percent since 2007 despite policies dictating they be reduced by 15 percent. “The county cannot afford to approve a project that will generate a new significant source of carbon emissions for forty or more years.” Speaking extemporaneously, Caldwell dismissed such exhortations as so much “virtue signaling.” If Santa Barbarans did everything within their power to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, it would make little difference in the global scheme of things, he said. “China’s building a new coal power plant every single week,” he said. “When it comes to greenhouse gases, we don’t matter.” What does matter, Caldwell argued, are jobs, especially the relatively high-paying jobs ERG would generate if its proposal were ultimately approved. “Oil is what we do,” he said. “It’s what we are.” If

approved, ERG’s expansion plans—which call for the drilling of 187 new wells—would generate roughly 115 jobs, of which 14 would be permanent and full-time. Krop and Caldwell made their remarks during a five-hour hearing held March 13 to determine whether the environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposal met the legal threshold of being “adequate,” meaning the document accurately described the project, its environmental consequences, its mitigations, and its alternatives. ERG’s is the first of three major oil proposals slated for Cat Canyon — all relying on various permutations of steam injection technology to extract thick, hard-to-get crude from 3,000 feet underground. Combined, these three projects would generate up to 750,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) annually. With climate change having achieved new traction as a local concern in the wake of the Thomas Fire, environmental opposition is intense. Krop, EDC, the Sierra Club, and a broader coalition of environmental activists are objecting the EIR is inadequate, citing a blizzard of issues. Chief among them, however, is the lack of specifics as to air-quality offsets that ERG proposed to acquire to mitigate the GHG emissions down to nothing as the company has pledged. (Typically, such offsets can be purchased on the state’s cap-and-trade market.) According to county energy planners, that level of detail is typically not required until after the EIR and the project itself have been approved. Krop insists otherwise and cites a couple of court cases she says support her contention. How the Planning Commission will navigate this issue remains to be seen. Public testimony totally consumed last week’s hearing, leaving the planning commissioners no time to ask questions, weigh in, or even vote. It’s anticipated that at least one more hearing—and possibly two—will be needed before the Planning Commission renders its verdict as to the adequacy of the EIR and on the proposal itself. Whatever the outcome, the results will all but certainly be appealed to the Board of Supervisors later n this year.

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bara has always had more than its fair share of smart people. Just ask them; they’ll tell you. I know. I was in a room the other day with a bunch of smart people. There were sandwiches and cans of Coke and a bucket full of ice. The ice cubes were too small for the tongs or the tongs too big for the cubes. Either way, it was an intelligence test we all failed. The table was a big rectangle around which there were fewer seats than there were people. It was a monthly gathering of an organization focused on people with mental illnesses. Many were mental-health whisperers by profession. Some were mental-health shouters by avocation. More than a few had adult mentally ill kids of their own. For at least one, adulthood was a threshold her child would never cross. Over the years, I’ve sat around too many such tables. But this one seemed better. Tangible progress was reported. The edges were getting nibbled. Cottage Health, for example, is stepping up, having recently discovered that mental health was at the top of everybody’s list of unmet community needs. Hospital executives from Cottage, Santa Maria’s Marian Regional Medical Center, and Lompoc Valley Medical Center have been meeting with county Behavioral Wellness czar Alice Gleghorn over the past

half year or so, talking about forming a

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partnership to build a desperately needed new mental-health facility. The hospitals, it sounded like, were offering everything but the kitchen sink. I had just caught a snippet of The Godfather Part II while channel surfing recently and the signature phrase “An offer he can’t refuse” wafted to mind. But the situation was complicated. We were cautioned against premature enthusiasm. In the room were two heavyweights. One was Barney Melekian, former Number Two at the Sheriff ’s Office who now works as high-ranking advisor (HRA) to County Executive Officer Mona Miyasato. Barney — as he is best known in the halls of power — has been weighing in on mentalhealth and law-enforcement issues since 2002, when he delivered a 500-page report to the United States Congress. Now that Barney is working for Mona, I don’t expect him to walk on water. I do, however, expect miracles. The other was Paul Erickson, who runs Cottage Health’s Psychiatric Department. He is a deft and sensitive soul who moves a lot of air. A miracle from him would be nice, too. At one point, Barney said, “If we’re not careful, we might actually get something done.” Erickson would later add — though not in direct response — “If there’s no leader, no champion, you’ll talk and talk and talk and only have a long conversation.”

It’s been a very long conversation.

The name nobody mentioned was that of

Leon Evans. He is the force behind a 22-acre mental-health campus in San Antonio, Texas, with treatment options for the most

psychologically radioactive and addicted to everything in between. Evans, now in his seventies, is a bear of a man who actually wrestled bears in his youth. Then he changed adult diapers for a living. Then he worked as a social worker and then in mental health. By 2000, Evans was a certified systems whisperer, and San Antonio’s mental-health system was in full bleed-out, meltdown mode. Texas today is ranked second from last when it comes to mental health spending, but the San Antonio model that Evans shoehorned, crowbarred, browbeat, backslapped, and pretty-pleased into existence is now the gold standard

against which all other systems fall short. Evans, it must be noted, did not do this alone. One story has it that a retired executive with Vaquero Energy was watching TV on his couch with his wife when a PSA Evans put together aired. The executive’s wife was moved, and soon Mr. Vaquero was making a seven-figure donation to the cause. From there, it steamrolled. Everyone got involved. I’m looking for a steamroller. Santa Barbara is famous for its rich people. The government of Santa Barbara County has oceans of land. It has a credit rating other

nations would weep for. Yet for the past 40 years, we have insisted on exporting our mentally ill people to facilities in other counties that cost us twice as much. That doesn’t account for the gratuitous toll such travel takes on affected families. But look at a dog crossways in Santa Barbara, and you’ll have a mob demonstrating in front of a judge’s house, demanding permanent incarceration. Only at the end of this meeting would I learn that staffing shortages at the Sheriff ’s Office had forced the sheriff to pull the plug on a promising pilot program that teamed mental-health crisis worker Bradley Crable with Sheriff ’s Office Deputy James McKarrell. The timing couldn’t have been worse. This team had just responded to a possibly suicidal 27-year-old only to find he was packing enough heat, ammo, and body armor to supply both sides in a third-world insurrection. Big Success. Miraculously, since this was reported, Sheriff Bill Brown figured out how to extend the life span of this program past its

demise date of March 24. Its expiration date has been delayed, I am heartened to hear, until June 30. Now Sheriff Brown is praying that a mental-health diversion grant comes through by then. Small victories count, this one especially. Anyone have the phone number of Leon Evans? — Nick Welsh

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errifying but true: The nation’s leading bookmakers have installed Donald Trump as the favorite to win next year’s presidential election. With a huge and sprawling field of wannabe Democratic challengers still taking shape, the preeminent professional betting service Bookmaker.eu last week informed clients that they’ve officially made President Hair Boy the frontrunner. Their early line picks Trump as the top seed, at 6-to-5 odds (a $100 bet would win $120 for a total $220 payout). Former vice president Joe Biden has 19-to-5 odds ($100 to make $380) and Senator Bernie Sanders is at 5-to-1 ($100 earns $500), with half the Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, including Favorite Daughter Kamala Harris — 43-to-5 — trailing behind. Of course, the first axiom of politics is, “You can’t beat somebody with nobody,” so Trump’s top rank is not a total surprise, given that the Dems are more than a year away from selecting a nominee from among the party’s largest and most diverse group of contenders in memory. Still, it’s a dash for cold reality here in deep-blue Santa Barbara, at least for those who may have assumed that the combination of Trump’s nonstop, increasingly unhinged rants; his stubborn refusal to appeal to those outside his political base; and opinion polls which consistently show well over half the population disapprove of his performance in office would make him an easy mark in next year’s election. To paraphrase Hemingway, “Wasn’t it pretty to think so?”

FUN WITH NUMBERS: High-profile political scientist Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia has just published his first forecast of 2020 Electoral College projections, which frame Trump’s reelection bid as a “toss-up.” A must-read for the pundit class, “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” until 2016 had an enormously successful track record on political predictions (he famously analyzed his whiff on Trump’s win in a column titled “Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa”). No doubt chastened by the experience, the professor is unlikely to underestimate our 46 percent 45th president this time out. “It would be easy to say that President Trump is an underdog for reelection,” he wrote, noting that Trump won only nar-

rowly in 2016, lost the popular vote, and has done little in office to appeal to those who opposed him. “At the same time, the president’s basefirst strategy could again deliver him the White House, thanks in large part to his strength in the nation’s one remaining true swing region the Midwest,” he added. “Meanwhile, it’s not a given that the Democratic nominee can consolidate the votes of Trump disapprovers, particularly if a third party candidate—Howard Schultz? —[Independent Feb. 7, 2019]—eats into the anti-Trump vote.” BAKED IN POLARIZATION: Despite the state of the economy, the nation’s bitter political polarization means that most state-by-state results are already baked in, as 70 percent of electoral votes have gone the same way in the past five presidential elections. A president needs 270 electoral votes to win. While Maine and Nebraska slightly complicate the arithmetic because they award by congressional district, not winner-take-all, the early forecast basically breaks down this way. (The complete analysis is here: bit.ly/2GRVAZX.) Republicans will count on 125 “safe” electoral votes from 20 states and another 123 “lean” electoral votes from six others, for a total of 248 EVs. Although Florida traditionally has been viewed as a “tossup” state, Sabato puts in it the Republican column because of recent voting trends. Democrats will count on 183 “safe” electoral votes from 14 states and the District of Columbia, and another 61 from six “likely” and “lean” others, for a total of 244 EVs. This includes Michigan, where Trump won an extremely narrow victory in 2016, which the analysis argues will not repeat. This leaves a total of four — four, count ’em, four — states, with a total of 46 Electoral Votes that are viewed as legitimate “toss ups”: Arizona, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. One more crucial number: Only 592 days until the 2020 election! Don’t forget — ​Jerry Roberts to vote.

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ello, brother” were the last words of one of the victims during the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand on March 15. He looked at the face of someone who intended to hurt him with open arms and a smile. Walk into any mosque in the world, and you will realize that the compassion that this man had isn’t unique. It is customary for Muslims to greet each other with the Arabic greeting “As Salamu-wa-alaikum,” which means “Peace and blessing be upon you.” After the tragic 50 lives lost in New Zealand, there is a somber mood over the Muslim community today. Islamophobia has unfortunately become a mainstream, international movement that continually “otherizes” Muslims and makes them the enemy. Not only was the shooting tragic, but it was clearly a product of the Islamophobic rhetoric present in our political discourse today, with the terrorist even thanking Donald J. Trump in his manifesto. In times like this, it is imminent that we step up and show our Muslim neighbors that we stand with them. Thoughts and prayers are important, but things like reaching out to the Santa Barbara Muslim community or having conversations with loved ones on why hate speech is wrong and can lead to violence are tangible actions that will lead to greater change. The UC Santa Barbara Muslim Student Association responded to the tragedy by holding a vigil on campus this Monday. We honor all the lives that were lost and stand in solidarity against Islamophobia. — ​Nayab Iqbal, Goleta

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are not the problem. The homeless are the issue! • Blake Lannon That is ridiculous. Just speak to the people. I’m tired of this kind of response. • Sarah Catherine Brisendine So no place for the elderly, pregnant, or disabled to rest? • Jeanette Castillo Poor people are a nuisance if we have to look at them. Ew. Instead of addressing homelessness and the associated suffering, let’s make the city uglier. • Garret Villalba It’s so sad when you treat needy people this way. • Karen Hubert I avoid any store, any street that has homeless people milling about. Who wants to eat in a restaurant with homeless out front? I realize they have nowhere to go and a right to be anywhere they want, but their presence makes it difficult to enjoy Santa Barbara shops. These people need a place to live. A small apartment maybe the state pays for, access to support services and food. • Jesse Aizenstat How is removing a few benches going to help? State Street is now not safe for the families of Santa Barbara. It’s not homeless people themselves, it’s the drugs they often play with (meth). Go walk your 2-year-old through a group of them. Help them if they can be helped. They shouldn’t be intimidating people who make tremen-

dous sacrifices to live in Santa Barbara. • Frank Peters Nowhere for me to sit, your token downtown senior citizen. • John Pierpont I want the fountains! Who do I contact for their remains? • Sam Long Thank you for removing a place for me to sit with my children. Why are you unable to address the transient homeless population that is the actual problem?

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donnybrook took place at the County Planning Commission meeting in Santa Maria on March 13 over whether to approve a large expansion of ERG oil and gas drilling in Cat Canyon. ERG Petroleum faced off against an army of resource and climate defenders. In the morning, County Planning and ERG Inc. presented the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) and their case for going ahead with 187 new super steam-injecting wells drilled through the Santa Maria groundwater basin. After lunch, the commissioners heard comments from about 50 to 100 attendees, which were about 2 to 1 against. I got one minute to describe three big “inadequacies” in the EIR: that ERG is ignoring a natural gas Risk Management Plan requirement; the EIR ignores federal findings of groundwater contamination by cyclic steam oil extraction at Orcutt Hill, Oxnard, and Bakersfield; the EIR doesn’t describe ERG’s code compliance at current facilities, let alone potential compliance at a much larger and more dangerous facility. After hearing all the comments, the commissioners said they will only consider comments from ERG, county planners, and the Environmental Defense Center at their next meeting. The EDC revealed many EIR flaws, but then why did we all spend the whole day there? To ignore other EIR inadequacies that public speakers detailed is a blatant violation of the review process. Will the commission conduct a legal evaluation of the EIR at the March 27 meeting? Stay tuned. — ​Larry Bishop, Buellton

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he article “Farmers Market Not Happy Yet” ended with a statement about the critical need for parking. How about getting MTD to the table? The bus company has had a Westside/Eastside shuttle route for years that has never operated on Saturday mornings — a complete shame and a total no-brainer!

— ​Michelle Rainville, S.B.

And from Facebook: Phillip Wright Why can’t we put Farmers Market on State Street on Saturday? If they moved it to the 400 and 500 blocks, it’d be closer to the Funk Zone and the waterfront. • Judith Cook McCaffrey The Farmers Market said they didn’t like the linear set up on State Street for Saturdays. • Sylvia Wood Nevermind all the workers downtown that use the Cota Street lot during the week through their employers. Where are they


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going to park now? • Kelly Bret Almeroth I agree that it isn’t ideal and that finding a permanent location is proving to be difficult, but the importance of a working and viable police station that operates 24/7/365 being compared to a once-a-week halfday event seems odd to me. • Chase Enright Throop What about having Farmers at the City College parking lot across from the track field? Great view!

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he City of Santa Barbara is requesting certain property owners to have their sewer laterals inspected, repaired, and replaced if necessary. While the program’s objective is valid, there is also a large probability that property owners could be scammed by unscrupulous plumbing contractors looking to increase profits by recommending more work than is required, or by failing to inform the property owner of all potential solutions. We had a well-known local plumbing contractor do the lateral inspection for my elderly motherin-law’s home. They emailed and called us for several days thereafter, pressuring us to sign a contract for a $5,900 repair, well before we were ever contacted by the city with the inspection results. Alarmed, we scheduled a second inspection with another plumber. Confused by conflicting inspection results, I met with city officials to discuss both inspection reports. While we do have an issue that needs repair, it was during these discussions with city staff that I was informed of new trenchless liner/sealer techniques that could repair our issue for a fraction of the first plumber’s estimate. My advice: Fully investigate your inspection report findings and look into all possible repair options. You may save yourself a ​— ​Mike Setka, S.B. lot of money and headaches.

And More Housing

Commenters on Facebook for “Affordable Housing Proposal Rejected”: Liz Wilson The Average Unit-size Density ordi-

nance removed many restrictions regarding density, height, parking, and low-income units, nor charged any fees to offset the additional costs for city services or infrastructure. Big out-of-area investors know a giveaway. The Marc, at almost

$3K for a one bedroom, just sold for $56.2 million ($630,000/unit) a year after it opened. • Andreas Forsland Has the city considered tax abatement strategies? I saw it work in Atlanta to rejuvenate entire neighborhoods and downtown districts; converted former business districts into mixed use areas. Here is a good resource from NYC, arguably the most sophisticated and mature on this topic: tinyurl.com/propertytaxincentive. • Jay Higgins That headline is a bit misleading. Lottery housing causes less housing to be produced which further restricts supply which further hikes pricing. The Planning Commission on a 6-1 vote approved looking at the 10 percent affordable (aka lottery) formula in three months along with other amendments to the city’s housing policy.

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Jon R. Gathercole 07/11/48-03/01/19

Jon was born in Ryan, Oklahoma. At age 17 he moved to San Francisco and quickly became part of the 60’s counter culture movement. While in San Francisco Jon was active in the Matachin Society and SIR (Society for Individual Rights). He worked for AAA for 13 years and during the summers ran their Yosemite Park office. In 1978 he met the love of his life, Claude Raffin, moved to San Jose and found his true calling as a REALTOR. They later moved to Santa Barbara and opened Spectrum Realty in 1984, eventually opening a second office in San Diego. After meeting Claude, he discovered France and fell in love with the country, its people and cheeses. He became “almost French” visiting France annually. He was adopted by Claude’s French family and became their nephew, brother, cousin as well as uncle. For over 25 years Jon was a top producing real estate agent, selling and developing proprieties throughout Southern California and Texas. He developed lifelong friendships, including multiple generations of families who called him to solve their real estate needs. He was also very involved with the Santa Barbara Board of REALTORS and served as a director for several years. Jon was a self-taught multitalented renaissance man: he could flawlessly transition from remodeling or building a new house to sewing one of his many costumes or ball gowns. He loved to paint and one of his paintings was selected by Jacqueline Kennedy to represent the State of Wyoming at an exhibition in Washington DC. In 2003, Jon and Claude retired from real estate and spent the next 16 years traveling the world. They visited all seven continents, including Antarctica and took a memorable world cruise for 117 days in 2008. In January 2019 they sailed their 101st cruise Jon’s passions were entertaining, collecting vintage cars, visiting his global network of friends and giving back to LBGTQI organizations. Jon had the ability to walk into a room full of strangers and leave with at least 20 new friends. He also took great joy in locating a bargain even if it meant driving all over to find it. Jon’s cancer did not stop him from cracking jokes and telling stories right up until the end. In the early days of the AIDS crisis, Jon joined AIDS Cap Santa Barbara, a group of volunteers to help those dying of AIDS by doing their shopping, cooking and cleaning. Jon helped with personal care and was not shy about stepping in the shower in order to give a welcomed bath. In 2015, Jon and Claude created the Bright Star Foundation with the purpose of assisting LBGQTI homeless youth in the Western United States. The foundation offers repatriation assistance, emergency services and supports other organizations efforts that helps these at-risk youth 20

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become successful members of society. He is survived by his life partner of over 41 years, Claude Raffin; his sisters, Daveline Miller of Colorado, Sandra Dobson of Wyoming, Terri Mc Cune of Kansas, Evelyn Warner and CJ Tiffany of Colorado; his brothers, Michael Gathercole of Texas, Correy Evans and Dwain Evans of Wyoming, as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Ridley-Tree Cancer Center and Cottage Hospital for their professional and compassionate care, Hospice of Santa Barbara for their assistance, Visiting Nurse and Hospice care for their sensitive end of life support and Senior Planning for staying by Jon’s side to the very last. In the hundreds of tributes received, all said: "he made me smile" or "he made me laugh" or "he made me happy". So remember Jon when you smile, laugh or feel happy. Can you imagine a world where everyone strives to make others happy? What a wonderful world we would have. If you can remember to do that, Jon’s legacy will live on. Donations to Bright Star Foundation in his memory would be very appreciated, www.brightstargives. org or mail check to PO Box 50041, Henderson NV 89016.

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On Saturday, March 9, 2019, at age 55, Phil Swieconek passed away suddenly at his home in Santa Barbara. He is survived by his wife, Kirsten Swieconek, and son, Kyle (14), of Santa Barbara, his parents, Dr. John and Marilyn Swieconek of Lucas Valley, his sister, Susan Audrey of Petaluma, his brother Paul Swieconek of Petaluma, his nephew Daniel Carmody of Rohnert Park, and his niece Anna Carvalho of Terra Linda. He was born in Los Angeles but grew up mostly in Lucas Valley. He attended Dixie School and Terra Linda High School. He graduated from University of California Santa Barbara and majored in business. All through his school years, he excelled in sports, playing basketball and baseball, a passion he passed on to his son. After college, he settled in Santa Barbara, where he met his wife. For the past 21 years, he has worked for Cottage Hospital as an accountant. Phil loved the ocean and would rise when it was still dark each morning to take a 6-mile walk before starting work. He enjoyed gardening and had the opportunity to do quite a bit of traveling with his family in recent years. He was a loving father and husband, and spent much of his weekend time taking his son to participate in sporting events and cheering him on. Phil had a mischievous and playful side. Childhood family photographs caught him making funny faces and hand movements while others stood at attention. He was

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also the kind of person who would selflessly chip in to help out whenever needed. His family and friends felt loved and cared about by him. He was a tall, big-framed man with a huge heart, and with so much more left to give. He will be greatly missed. A celebration of his life will be held in Santa Barbara on March 23 at Unity Church 227 E Arrellaga, Santa Barbara, CA at 2pm. We welcome all friends, family and coworkers who wish to attend. An additional memorial service will be held in Marin County as well at a later date.

Judy Rohrer Thielscher

President of the Friends of the Montecito Library Board, an active member of The Junior League, The Garden Club of Santa Barbara, The Montecito Association's Beautification Committee, The Little Town Club, member of The Grand Jury, worked full time as a travel agent and still found time to throw great parties and make the best soup in town. She loved the family camping trips and vacations with her sister Dorothy's (Bob Schnackenberg) eight children and set up the house for Thanksgiving dinner for 38 plus one setting for Jesus just in case he showed up. The family wants to thank all the incredible caregivers at Mission Villa Dementia Home and it's owner, Dana Newquest, who for years took Judy wherever he went and made her feel extra special. Services will be held at AR Saints Church in Montecito, Saturday, March 30th at 2:00. Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider Funeral Chapels.

John Donald “Don” Murray Judy was 85 when she passed very peacefully on Friday, March 7th surrounded by her family. She grew up in St. Clair, Minnesota, a small town of about 400 people. Her folks, Marvin and Edna Rohrer ran the drug store and the post office so they knew everyone and everything that went on. Her folks eventually moved Judy, her sister Dorothy, and her brother Marvin, to Prescott, Arizona, a bit larger but still a small town where they owned the drug store again and her dad chaired the Board of Supervisors so they knew everyone again. Judy went on to graduate from The University of Arizona in Tucson and then on to the Colorado School of Nursing in Denver. She then went to United Airlines Stewardess School and combined pediatric nursing at Children's Hospital in San Francisco with flying the SF to Honolulu route. This would put her on the beach for 3 days soaking up the rays before working the return flight to SF....poor girl. San Francisco in the late '50s was big but you still seemed to know everyone. While Judy shared the penthouse of an apartment building on the Avenues with some other stewardesses, lurking on the ground floor was her husband-tobe, Dick Thielscher. Dick pursed her for 2 years until she finally relented and agreed to marry him in 1959. Two years later, they moved to Fairfax when their first child, Robert arrived. Three years later Doug was born at the same hospital where she worked so they spoiled her plenty. They later moved down the Peninsula and finally moved to Monteato in 1964 and Tracy was born at Cottage Hospital. Dick says they had the perfect marriage but Judy's sister, Dorothy says "Don't you believe it but it was pretty darn good". Judy was a stubborn Swede with a heart of gold and a devoted mother to her kids. She opened her home to so many people, including unwed mothers who had nowhere else to go. She was later blessed with 7 grandchildren, Stephen, Sam and Nate Thielscher (Rob and Mary's); Maddie, Zack and Shea Batchelder (Tracy and Kim's kids) and "wee Finn" (Doug and Sue's 3 yr. old). Judy loved people and people loved Judy. She was very involved in all the kids' schools at Montecito Union, Santa Barbara Junior Nigh and Nigh School. She was very active: a docent at Lotusland, served on the Board at The Phoenix House,

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John Donald “Don” Murray passed away quietly on December 12, 2018 in Santa Barbara after a brief illness. Don was born in Madison, Wisconsin on July 30, 1929, the only child of John J. and Marie Murray. He was well loved as a child and excelled at everything he pursued. Raised Irish Catholic, Don attended parochial school from age four on, skipping grades 8 and 12. After graduation from Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart in Madison he attended University of Wisconsin where he participated in ROTC and majored in Philosophy and Psychology. In 1949 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Philosophy, Don utilized the Holloway Plan to attend graduate school at UC Berkeley. He was immediately impressed by this “new world”. While at Berkeley Don participated in, and enjoyed NROTC, particularly the summer cruise to Hawaii that was part of the program. That adventure sparked a lifelong love of travel and other cultures. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Don, entered the US Marine Corps Basic Officer’s Training in Quantico, Virginia. 2nd Lt. Murray graduated first in his class of 541 and served five years of active duty (August 1952-September 1957). During that time he served gallantly in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment Infantry, which included a year of active duty in Korea. Following his Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps, 2nd Lt. Murray married Ruby “Cindy” Meade of Washington DC. At that time his opportunities seemed limitless. He considered a career in law and was the number one candidate for Harvard Law School, but ultimately decided his passions lay in pursuing diverse, new things, which led to a career in business. He began at IBM where he relished wearing a

blue shirt to work each day. In the evenings he attended a night school MBA program through New York University, earning a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from New York University. In 1962 Don and Ruby’s only child, Susan was born. With the birth of his daughter, and her diagnosis of a rare genetic disorder, RDEB, Don’s career was put on the fast track. He worked as the assistant to the President and Chairman of the Board of Pfizer’s U.S. Division with the assignment of acquiring Coty, a US cosmetics company. The family relocated to Santa Barbara and Don began his assignment for Estee Lauder and Norton Simon/ Max Factor serving as the President of Max Factor KK in Japan. Further into his career, Don worked in Brussels, Belgium where he served as Director of Drugs and Cosmetics for ITT Europe Inc. Always an impeccable and stylish a dresser, and having achieved a highly successful international business career, Don weighed the personal sacrifices he had made against the benefits of his work assignments abroad. He decided his great love and responsibility to his family was tantamount to work so he left his international career and returned to Ruby and Susi in Santa Barbara. Now permanently in Santa Barbara, Don devoted much of his time to family and the management of his financial investments. He was an avid reader, a skilled outdoorsman and a very deep thinker. The world’s problems concerned him greatly. Don worked hard and gave generously to help eliminate problems associated with poverty, world hunger and conflict/war. He was always humble, quiet and stoic. Don led by example. In 1996 Don and Ruby divorced, but Don maintained a close relationship with Ruby as together they raised and nurtured their beloved daughter, Susi. Don was preceded in death by his parents and the great love of his life, his daughter Susan Meade Murray, who died in 2001. His former wife, Ruby Murray died several weeks after Don’s passing despite their estrangement for over a decade. There is no doubt that Don, Susi and Ruby have reunited and are once again together. In keeping with Don’s wishes, he was cremated and will be interred at the Santa Barbara Cemetery next to Susi. Ruby was also cremated and will be interred in the same family plot. A memorial, including a Military Honors will be at a future date. For information please email susan@staceywrightsb.com. A Santa Barbara Beautiful tree was selected for Don and a plaque will be placed in his memory. The Evergreen Pear, located on the NW corner of Garden Street at Victoria (near the Santa Barbara Architectural Foundation and SB Junior League), flowers each year and will be a vivid remembrance of a remarkable man who achieved much, cared deeply and gave generously to others.


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After a very brief illness, Ann died gracefully at home with her daughters beside her, early Sunday, March 3, 2019. She was born to Dr. Bertram P. and Mrs. Dorothy Brown on September 16, 1940 in Los Angeles and spent her childhood in Beverly Hills. She attended Horace Mann Elementary School, Bancroft Jr. High and Hollywood High. She was a Girl Scout and took the Florence Nightingale Pledge, which she took to heart and applied throughout her life, being ever helpful to many in need. After graduating from high school, Ann attended UCSB for a year and proceeded to graduate from Los Angeles City College, receiving her Associate in Arts in Nursing in 1962. In the fall, she married Dr. Peter O. Haslund and later welcomed their two daughters, Melitta and Christina Haslund into their lives. The growing family moved from Texas to Colorado to Louisiana to California while Peter served in the US Air Force, including a tour in Vietnam. They made their home in Goleta, California where Ann earned her Bachelors from UCSB with a multi-disciplinary degree in Archaeology, Sociology and Psychology in 1975. As a Registered Nurse, Ann worked at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where she discovered her true passion for psychotherapy. She attended Antioch University and earned her Masters in in 1985. Over the next 22 years, she went on to serve in private practice, New Morning, Families First, Girls’ Group Home and El Dorado Council on Alcoholism. After the end of her first marriage in 1976, Ann married Ronald Coleman in 1985. She was glad to be a part of a large family and moved up to the tree-lined mountains of El Dorado County. Though their marriage did not last, their friendship did until his death in 2010. In 1989, Ann found her spiritual home with the Mountainside Spiritual Center in Placerville and served multiple terms on the board, led many Sunday morning worship services, taught Sunday School, enrolled in many classes, sang in the choir, and organized their Christmas Service and Dinner for countless years. In 1991, Ann met Gene Holt, with whom she shared a passion for life, music, spirituality, psychotherapy and swimming in Sly Park Lake on Sunday afternoons. They spent 17 years together until his untimely death in 2009. Ann joyfully welcomed and delighted in each of her grandchildren: Bryna, Benjamin, Nicolaus

and Alexandra. She leaves behind her daughters, Melitta Haslund (William Gourley III), Christina Haslund (Daniel Fitzgerald), her dear friend and former husband Peter, cousins, and many close friends. She will be missed tremendously. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 7 at 1pm at Mountainside Spiritual Center that meets at Placerville Town Hall, 549 Main Street Placerville, CA 95667. Her daughters thank Dr. Barba for his care and visit to her home on Valentine’s Day, the compassionate caregivers from Comprehensive In-Home Care, the angelic Threshold Singers and all of the kind Snowline Hospice staff. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Snowline Hospice in Ann’s memory.

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aroma of fresh popcorn, one of the treats being prepared for Little Mac, the last of the Asian elephants to call Santa Barbara Zoo home. Mac was still in her sleeping quarters when I arrived for my behind-the-scenes tour at 9 a.m. Elephant Manager Liz Beem gave me a cinnamon hay pellet to use as an introductory offering. The 48-year-old pachyderm pressed her face against the smooth metal slats and poked her trunk through to take it, bathing my hand with her warm breath. Although I’d visited by Michelle Drown the elephant exhibit Photos by Paul Wellman many times, standing a foot from her was extraordinary. Little Mac has lived in Santa Barbara for more than 40 years. She arrived in 1972 with her “sister” Sujatha (a k a Susie), both from India. Since Sujatha passed away last fall, the elephant keepers (there are four, including Beem) have been closely monitoring Mac to decide what, if anything, needs to change now that she is the lone elephant. Pachyderms are highly intelligent herd animals with complex social societies. They are one of the only other mammals — aside from humans, dolphins, and apes — that exhibit selfawareness. Therefore, when Sujatha passed away, there was concern about how that would affect Little Mac’s subsequent

quality of life. “The goal isn’t to just have her live out her years ago, when Little Mac and Sujatha moved to the Central remaining years; it is to have her thrive … to find a path that Coast, standard procedures were different. As ecology (i.e., provides enrichment and interest,” explained the zoo’s CEO, the study of organisms and their environment) came into public consciousness, spurred in part by the 1960s environRich Block. mental movement, people’s understanding of what Santa Barbara is a long way from Mysore, India, where Little Mac and Sujatha were born. captive animals require started to change. Sujatha’s mom had worked in a logging Currently, the trend is toward elephants living in larger familial camp, a common job for adult Asian elephants, and Mac was found alone groups in which they are able in a nearby forest. The two calves spent to reproduce naturally and time at the Mysore zoo before Santa play out social dynamics. Barbara traded sea lions for them, To that end, elephants and they arrived here in 1974. The are now being located Santa Barbara Independent’s Pints for Press presents wee pair were both less than four (and relocated) in journalist Michelle Drown and the Santa Barbara Zoo’s feet high and lived in the barnyard places that incorpoRich Block and Liz Beem on Wednesday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m., rate a wildlife park area until their current enclosure was constructed in the late 1970s. setting, such as at for a pint at Night Lizard Brewing Company (607 State St.), The only time they have spent away the San Diego Zoo. where they’ll discuss elephants under human care and how was an 18-month stint in Fresno There is also one facilLittle Mac is doing since Sujatha’s passing. For more on in 2003-2004 while their space was ity in Tennessee called Little Mac, see sbzoo.org/animal/asian-elephant/. being renovated and updated. the Elephant Sanctuary Elephants have been in zoos for (elephants.com). more than 100 years, but only in the past Since Sujatha and Mac’s two decades has there been focused research arrival, the zoo community has regarding their needs, which answers the oftencarried out thorough assessments of raised question of how a small zoo like Santa Barbara elephants in their charge. A few years ago, was able to obtain elephants in the first place. Forty-odd the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), of which

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Elephants naturally develop cracks in their calloused feet, so to keep rocks and other debris from becoming embedded in them, Little Mac gets a mani-pedi every day. “Sometimes when we are filing her nails, she’ll start sticking her foot out more and more as she relaxes,” said Elephant Manager Liz Beem.

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Santa Barbara is an accredited member, received to the wooly mammoth than their sub-Saharan kin. a large Institute for Museum and Library Services They are also fewer. The knobby-headed creatures are (IMLS) grant that allowed an extensive study of listed as “Endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, with elephants in AZA-accredited a rough estimation of 50,000 facilities. Ironically, the study found no evidence that encloin the wild. African elephants, sure size adversely affected capby contrast, exist in numbers closer to 500,000 and currently tive elephants, yet lack of space tends to be the major critique maintain “Vulnerable” status leveled at zoos. on the ICUN’s list. Unfortunately, there is little Habitat loss and fragmentaany zoo, including Santa Bartion are two of the main threats bara, can do to change that. to Asian elephant populations “Most of us wouldn’t argue that — poaching is less common we’d love to have more space,” because the animals are revered Block said. “But what we have in the Hindu culture, which is what we have. And that’s permeates India and other what we have to work with.” Asian countries where Asian The IMLS study also acknowlelephants live — with human edged the importance of social encroachment along ele(800) relationships. 741-1605 “AnBranch institution phants’ ancient migration corYour Local Auto Club like ours, with just two animals, ridors resulting in fatalities to got exceptions along the way … The elephant crew is (from left) Patrick Abtey, both parties. Elephants can be because of our unique situation, Liz Beem, Monique Loya, and Emily Heisler. highly destructive, eating and the age of the animals, etc. It is trampling crops and destroying probably the smallest elephant exhibit in an accredited towns, while electrocution and railway accidents are zoo almost anywhere. It’s small but it is one of the most two major causes of Asian elephant deaths. dynamic exhibits anywhere as well,” Block said. Now Far from the hazards of her wild brethren, Little that Mac is alone, the highest priority is to understand Mac begins her days being weighed by exiting her what her needs are going forward. indoor enclosure and stopping on a floor scale just outside, which is part of what the keepers call the “veterinary stall.” As Sujatha grew sicker, she wasn’t DREAMING OF eating as much, and, as the subservient elephant, Mac followed suit. Since Sujatha’s death, however, Mac has Asian elephants are one of three recognized species in regained about 400 pounds and Beem is satisfied that the Elephantidae family — the African bush elephant she has reached a healthy weight. The scale serves as the floor for a cattle-chuteand the African forest elephant being the other two. Genetically, Asian elephants are more closely related like device that allows the staff to perform myriad

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procedures on Mac. Recently she had some ingrown hairs on her tail and needed a laser treatment. According to Beem, Mac is very comfortable in the chute, and the staff can maneuver safely around her. “We try to be able to limit the number of procedures we do in here,” she said, “and [instead] ask her to cooperate with us [outside the chute]. … Although, she is trained to do pretty much everything in here as well.” Once weighed, Mac ambled off into her yard to see what was awaiting her there. The staff had arrived at 7 a.m. to prepare Little Mac’s area for the day, placing puzzles around, building and/or destroying dirt mounds, hiding edible goodies in the arch of an umbrella — basically setting up fun and mentally stimulating things for Mac to do. “She keeps really busy,” said Beem. “She kind of just surveys what is out there and figures out [what she wants to play with]. Then she’ll survey again and decide what’s the next best thing.” The day I visited, Mac’s first choice was a circular tube loaded with oats, Cheerios, and cinnamon hay pellets. There was a small opening on the side of the tube, and Mac had to manipulate the device into just the right angle to get the treats to fall out of the hole. She used her trunk to scoop up the fallen bits into —LIZ BEEM, ELEPHANT MANAGER a pile and then picked them up with the tip of her trunk and put them in her mouth. Watching her in action, I marveled at the dexterity of her proboscis as she twisted the tubing around and upside down to work the food out. Next on the agenda was a foot wash. Mac, who responds to verbal commands, proceeded to lift one of her massive back feet into a large opening in the fence between her and us. “We work in a method called restricted contact, which means there is always going to be some level of barrier between us and her,” Beem explained. “We always work in what we call the two-person rule” — one person focuses Mac’s attention with verbal commands, a training target pole, and treats while the other scrubs her foot. Watching over Mac is a seven-day-a-week job, and so the team of four — Beem, Patrick Abtey, Monique Loya, and Emily Heisler — alternate shifts. “There are always at least two elephant keepers here every day. Some days there are more,” said Beem. Elephant care is so specific that it is the only “line” that has four keepers for a singular species. “It is quite specialized in the training, and the relationship is the biggest part. Mac is good about working with us, but she is definitely particular about having familiar faces around. … She needs interaction. She’s been used to lots of different kinds of interaction throughout her entire life, way back in the days when keepers would go in [to her enclosure]. … We become part of [her] herd.”

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Mental engagement is a central part of Little Mac’s daily routine. This harmonica is just one of many stimulating items at her disposal. Using her breath, the pachyderm creates a lilting melody.

Abtey has the longest history with the zoo, starting as a volunteer when he was still in high school. After graduating from Santa Barbara City College, he transferred to UC Davis, earned a BA in behavioral science, and worked with pachyderms at a number of zoological institutions before returning to Santa Barbara Zoo two years ago. “I was just always attracted to elephants,” he said. “They are so charismatic, they have so much personality, and they are extremely intelligent and a lot of fun to work with. They are individuals, and so it’s fun to figure them out and let them figure you out. … Some are more curious than others; some are more naughty; some are more intelligent than others; some of them like to be around people more than others. Every one is different.” Loya is the newest member of the team, hired in 2018 with a college degree in wildlife conservation. Although she began working with the gorillas and giraffes, she joined the elephant team when Sujatha was ailing. “I love it, so now I don’t want to leave.” Heisler got her zoo start as a volunteer three years ago. “When they first hired me, I did the barnyard line, so some small animals; I was helping out on gorilla/giraffe for a little bit too. I just got trained in koalas, so that’s fun. [Elephants] are definitely my favorite. I like the team and the setup, and I like Mac a lot.” As manager of the elephant program, Beem is the team leader. The UCSB grad came to the zoo in 2008, volunteering as an Animal Care Aid; eight months later she joined the elephant crew. Beem has been with Little Mac for more than a decade, serving as senior elephant keeper since 2014. In June 2018, Beem was promoted to her current position. To learn the specificities of care, all keepers working with elephants at AZA facilities must attend classes. “AZA puts on annually what’s called PEM 1, Principles of Elephant Management,” said Beem. “That’s a sit-down course where there are instructors from all over the U.S. who go through the philosophies of training and enrichment and foot care and things along those lines. Every elephant keeper has to go through that class. So literally there is elephant school. And there are follow-up courses, such as PEM 2,” which is much more immersive, hands-on training. Back in the yard, Mac is running through her daily exercises of stretching and mobility training. “We will do leg exercises where she is doing Rockette kicks,” Beem said. “She can do pretty high kicks with her front legs even at this stage of her life, which is great. She’s a very limber elephant at 48 years old.”

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One thing is certain: The zoo will not be getting any more elephants. Whether Mac will spend the rest of her days here or be transferred to another zoo with an existing elephant population remains to be seen. Currently, she appears to be happy and is healthy. The four keepers she shared with Sujatha now tend to her alone. Mac does not show — nor has she ever shown — signs of psychological distress, such as repetitive swaying. She is in a home that is familiar to her with people who are part of her “herd.” “We’re doing everything we can to make sure that everything that we do going forward with Mac really is in her best interest,” assured Block. Regardless of one’s philosophical beliefs about zoos, the chance to see an elephant close up is remarkable. To that end, Little Mac serves as an ambassador for her species, fostering love and admiration among the people who visit her. When that caring is then extrapolated to the animal world at large, the wondrous creatures have a much better chance of avoiding extinction in the wild world. And really, isn’t that what it’s all about? n

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dance as you go on a global dance tour that will encompass competition ballroom, Latin exhibition, swing, hip-hop, jazz, dance fitness groups, and more. Fri.: 7:30pm; Sat.: 2 and 7:30pm. New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $22-$47. Call 965-5400.

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etcsb.org/rental-shows 3/22-3/24: NatureTrack Film Festival

This three-day event will excite, energize, and deepen your connection to the outdoors through the power of film, docent-led hikes, and delicious dinners in the Santa Ynez Valley. Visit the website for the full schedule, prices, and locations. Downtown Santa Ynez. Call 886-2047. Read more on p. 49.

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3/22: Sacred Plant Medicines: New Hope for Healing and the Survival of Our Species Dr. Rachel Harris, author of

the popular book Listening to Ayahuasca: A New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety, will join documentary film producer and writer Rak Razam to share the science behind sacred plant medicines’ therapeutic healing at the individual as well societal levels. There will be a Q&A and networking period following the talks. 6-9pm. Unity of S.B., 227 E. Arrellaga St. $35. entheomedicine.org

3/22: Petrella Known as the “First Lady of Country Soul,” Petrella will be singing hits such as “Blues Stay Away From Me” and “I Found Somebody.” 5:30-7:30pm. Pali Wines, 116 E. Yanonali St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 361-0114. countryversial.com

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THURSDAY 3/21 3/21: State of the City Breakfast Connect with business leaders, managers, and city staff at this networking breakfast reception followed by the annual report presented by S.B. Mayor Cathy Murillo and City Administrator Paul Casey. Breakfast: 7am. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Presentation: 8-9:30am. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $50-$60. Call 965-3023. sbchamber.org/

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3/21: Writing in the Galleries All skill levels are invited to bring a journal, notebook, laptop, or tablet and write from a prompt given by a visiting writer/ facilitator. You must reserve your spot. 5:30-7pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 884-6457. sbma.net 3/21: Screening: Little Stones

lighten your load on the trail with backpackers and volunteer wilderness rangers for the Los Padres National Forest Rik Christensen and Paul Cronshaw. 6:30-8pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5621. sbplibrary.org

3/21: Year of the Pig Rooftop Celebration Chef Peter Cham, Chef Damien Giliberti, and guest Chef Ryan Skeen from N.Y.C.’s popular The Cannibal restaurant will each provide a tasty dish for this Year of the Pig rooftop celebration. Guests will enjoy a taste of Scarpetta Timido, specialty drinks, and live music. Proceeds will help support Chefs Cycle and No Kid Hungry. 5-9pm. Canary Hotel, 31 W. Carrillo St. $30. Call 884-0300.

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From graffiti artists speaking out against 3/22-3/23: BASSH 2019 This area domestic violence in Brazil to a dancer favorite will showcase a wide variety rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors of social dance genres theatrically in India, this award-winning 2017 docuchoreographed by area dance mentary follows four women around professionals. Experience social the world who use art to create positive change in their communities. This film is best suited for adults and teens. 7pm. Standing Sun, 92 2nd St., Buellton. Chris Free. Not rated. Call Robinson’s Green Leaf Rus(415) 606-7756. tlers This down-to-earth all-star tinyurl.com/Screening rock band headed by Chris Robinson LittleStones will bring its American-based rock and blues, also known as cosmic Cali coun3/21: Trail Talk: Ultratry, to S.B. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & light Backpacking and Music Club, 1221 State St. $30-$35. Gear Learn the benefits Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. of ultralight gear and how to

3/22: Women’s SelfDefense Workshop Women are invited to learn basic skills and techniques that will allow them to protect themselves from violence, disable an attacker, and more. 6pm. Martial Arts Family Fitness, 122 E. Gutierrez St. Free. Ages 16+. Call 9636233. tinyurl.com/

3/22: Tribute to Johnny Cash Don’t miss the chance to see the only Johnny Cash Tribute Band around starring Danny Millsap as Johnny Cash and his band, the Hennessee Three, playing favorite hits such as “Walk the Line,”“Man in Black,” and more. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $29-$54. Call 963-0761. lobero.org

3/22-3/24: Dr. Miracle This operetta, presented in English, features Opera S.B.’s Chrisman Studio Artists and whisks together the best elements of The Elixir of Love and The Barber of Seville in a zany romance set in the Midwest. A 5pm pre-performance reception is included. Fri.-Sun.: 6pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $25. Call 963-0408.

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3/22: It’s Magic! Expect to be dazzled by top illusionists direct from exotic showrooms and Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle at this one-of-a-kind magic show. 2 and 6:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $20-$39; VIP: $80. Call 963-0761.

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princesses, and fierce beings! Meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and other princesses while learning how zoos and aquariums are working to save the world’s threatened amphibians, and enjoy frog-inspired crafts, games, and special animal appearances. 10am-3pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$18. Call 962-5339. sbzoo.org Home.” 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $69-$99. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274.

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The Jungle Book Feast your eyes on this colorful, upbeat, wildly entertaining production of Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale of the “laws of the jungle” and enjoy State Street Ballet dancers on a whimsical journey through the jungles and forests of India. 2pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $24-$104. Call 899-2222.

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42nd birthday and enjoy BBQ snacks, birthday cake, and a spring-loaded dance floor for music by the Stiff Pickle Orchestra and Mitch Kashmar. 7pm. Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St. $10-$40. Call 722-8155.

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provide hands-on training with master actors and theater artists with a three- or four-week curriculum focused on principles of acting, movement, voice, improv, Shakespeare, and other vital elements, ending with a performance. The Camp Broadway production will be Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids and the Shakespeare and Musical Theater Performance Workshops’ productions will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Into the Woods. Video submissions will be allowed for students not able to attend. Request audition appointments online. Ensemble Theatre Company, 33 W. Victoria St. Free. Ages 9-24. Call 965-5400. etcsb.org

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Dee is bringing you a night of “As Seen on TV” comedy with comedians Eliza Skinner (@Midnight, Chelsea Lately, MTV, Showtime), Chris Martin (Live at the Comedy Store on Comedy Central), and Natisha Anderson (Angie Tribeca on TBS). 7:30-9:30pm. Brazil Arts Café, 1230 State St. $15 (online)-$20 (cash at the door). Call 845-7656.

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month’s Literary Branch Salon, NPR journalist, author, journalist, broadcaster, and former British Royal Marines officer Paddy Hirsch will speak on how he used his journalist background and applied it to his approach to writing fiction. A reception and Q&A will follow the talk. 7pm. Ojai Art Ctr., 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. Suggested donation: $5. ojaiartcenter.org

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3/21, 3/23-3/24: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair. 6:30-8:30pm. Sat.: Unknown Daze. 9-11:30pm. Sun.: Irish Jam Session. 4:30-7pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com 3/21-3/23, 3/27: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Thu.: Mark Zubio. Fri., Wed.: Dave Vignoe. Sat.: Charlie Baker. 5-8pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200.

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3/21-3/24, 3/26-3/27: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: The Buttertones. 9pm-midnight. $17-$20. Ages 18+. Fri.: Chris Robinson’s Green Leaf Rustlers. 9pm. $30-$35. Ages 21+. Sat.: The Molly Ringwald Project. 9pm. $15. Ages 21+. Sun.: The S.B. Jazz Society presents Kristin Korb Trio; 1pm; $15-$25. Michael Solström, Gillian Gogan; 7:30pm; $10. Tue.: SingerSongwriter Night: Raymond Joseph, Corey Leiter, Jamey Geston, Jacob Cole. 8pm. $8. Wed.: Pookie, Backseat Vinyl, The Six Sevens. 9pm. $10. Ages 21+. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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3/22: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. Conner Cherland Trio. 6-8pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com 3/22-3/24: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Left Hand Lions. 6-9pm. Sat.: Tom Buenger with Teresa Russell; 1-4pm. The Reserve; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. The Tailgaters; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd.

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3/22, 3/25, 3/27: Mercury Lounge Fri.: One Hundred Paces. Mon.: Roselit Bone. Wed.: Killer Kaya, New Candies, Spiral Electric. 9pm. 5871 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $5-$10. Ages 21+. Call 967-0907.

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Sphero Golf Kids will learn the basics of coding with Sphero Robots and then play a round of “golf.” Registration is encouraged. 2-4pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages 7-12. Call 564-5642. sbplibrary.org

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around on the beach. 2pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787.

the unforgettable life and music of pioneering legend Chuck Berry and captures the once-in-a-lifetime gathering of rock and roll’s finest. A Q&A with director Taylor Hackford and author Stephanie Bennett will follow the film. 4pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $15-$20; VIP: $70. Rated PG. Call 963-0761. lobero.org

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3/24: Highlights & Treasures from the Edson Smith Historic Photograph Collection Check out this extraordinary collection of almost 3,000 original photographs illustrating

3/25: Makerspace: Marble Mazes Kids can build, create, and invent while building marble mazes during this workshop. Tech Lab, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages 7-12. Call 564-5681. sbplibrary.org

3/25: Motown Monday Dance Party Calling out around S.B., are you ready for a Motown beat? DJ Darla Bea and DJ Gavin Roy will spin the Detroit sound for you to dance to. 6pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club 1221 State St. Free. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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Montecito Library Library patrons, supporters, business owners, area residents, and children are invited to share ideas, hopes, and dreams for the Montecito Library. Explore the vision of how the library can best strengthen and serve our community. Montecito Library Staff and 1st District Supervisor Das Williams will moderate. 5:30-6:30pm. Community Hall, Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd., Montecito. Free. Call 969-5063. sbplibrary.org

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TUESDAY 3/26 3/26: English Country Dancing All levels are welcome to dance to delightful music from the baroque period and more, with dances varying from energetic to stately and led by wonderful teachers. 7:30-9:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. $5. Call 699-5101. sbcds.org

WEDNESDAY 3/27 3/27: Pints for Press: Asian Elephants Independent Senior Editor Michelle Drown will interview the S.B. Zoo’s Rich Block and Liz Beem about the zoo’s Asian elephant, Little Mac, and what her future holds. 5:30pm. Night Lizard Brewing Com-

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3/27: Women’s History Month Storytime Celebrate Women’s History Month through books, rhymes, and songs. 10:30-11:30am. Carpinteria Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Ages 3-7. Call 684-4314. sbplibrary.org

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3/27: Life-Size Game Day Need some extra fun this spring break? Head to the library and play life-size Pac-Man and Hungry Hungry Hippos games, as well as video and board games, a TV set up with Super Smash Bros., and more. 1-3pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5602.

Lobero Theatre Associates Annual Hats Off Luncheon Honoring Author and Historian Hattie Beresford

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 11 am – 1:30 pm Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Benefiting the Historic Lobero Theatre Hats and Fascinators Encouraged | Space is Limited Call Sheila Caldwell at 805.679.6013 or lobero.org

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Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Conference

March 29, 30, & 31, 2019 Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Kehinde Wiley, Equestrian Portrait of Prince Tommaso of Savoy-Carignan (detail), 2015. Oil on canvas. Collection of Dennis and Jeanne Masel. Image courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles

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Pop-Up Opera Museum galleries Free

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Out of Storage and into the Light: Sculptures That Tell Stories

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oing psychedelics is so hot right now. From the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post to social-media health icons and that wealthy uncle with a later-life crisis, more people are talking about expanding their minds with psychoactive substances than perhaps at any other time in modern history. More to the point, these folks aren’t interested in getting high; instead, they are seeking the reported mental-health benefits of using psilocybin (think magic mushrooms), MDMA (think ecstasy), LSD (think acid), kambo (the poison of the giant monkey frog), and ayahuasca under the care of a trained guide or therapist. The party line on psychedelics BEYOND THERAPY: Dr. Rachel Harris will speak about her exploration is no longer “Tune in, turn on, and drop out.” into how modern-day sufferers of mental illness are finding relief in Now it’s something along the lines of “Tune traditional plant medicine. in, turn on, and become more productive and North America” in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. creative while suffering from less anxiety, depression, and She got her start at Big Sur’s famed Esalen Institute in the late 1960s, so the stigmas surrounding psychoacexistential dread.” Arguably the most potent — tive plants have never scared her off from considering and mysterious — of these sub- the potential benefits of their use. In fact, it was the stances is ayahuasca, a sacred tea popular with the steady drum beat of patients alleging big benefits from indigenous people of the Amazon Basin. It is a pow- an ayahuasca ceremony that first piqued her interest erful medicine in many shamanistic cultures, pains- nearly 15 years ago. “To be clear, ayahuasca is not some takingly brewed from a combination of macerated miracle cure, but people have been reporting some amazing results for several years now,” Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the chacruna shrub. And explains the doctor. “After a ceremony, it while it has been a critical part is not uncommon for people to say that of life in parts of South America they feel more compassion and greater for centuries, it has only recently self-acceptance. They report improved gained mainstream recognition relationships with loved ones and less here in the United States. depression and less anxiety. Many of At this point, the amount of these things are also primary goals of anecdotal evidence supporting the traditional therapy. Clearly, there is therapeutic potential of ayahuasca something happening here. But what and other entheogens is staggeris it?” ing. From war veterans with PTSD And then there is the spiritual cosand terminal cancer patients with mology component of an ayahuasca fear of dying to opiate addicts and experience—something which lifelong sufferers of depression, there mainstream Western culture has is no shortage of positive testimonials little experience talking about withfrom folks who have taken their healout taking a dive into the deep end ing beyond the boundaries of Westof New Age gibberish. For example, in ern medicine. Unfortunately, when it her 2012 study, Harris reports that 74 percent of the 81 comes to actual trial-based evidence that supports these success stories, there is virtually subjects that she interviewed all reported an ongoing relationship with the “spirit of the ayahuasca” in the none. days, weeks, and months following their ceremony Enter Dr. Rachel Harris. Now mostly retired, Harris has been a private- that helped guide and support them. In short, their practice psychotherapist for more than 35 years, foundational spiritual views had been fundamentally including a decade of research-based work that earned shifted. “I mean, how do you explain that?” asks Harris with her a National Institute of Health’s New Investigator Award. She has also had more than 40 scientific a laugh. “Those sorts of things don’t really fit my perstudies published in peer-reviewed journals, includ- sonal understanding of how the world works. A pering 2012’s eye-opening “A Study of Ayahuasca Use in manent and cosmic shift in your world view after one

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Dr. Rachel Harris will be speaking on Saturday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at Unity of Santa Barbara (227 E. Arrellaga St.). The event, which is being produced by EntheoMedecine, will also feature journalist and documentary filmmaker Rak Razam, an authority on the intersection of shamanism, consciousness, and pop culture. Tickets are $35. Visit entheomedicine.org.

PUTTS AND POOLS: The author’s son, Mason, tees off at Sea Pines Golf Course in the morning and jumps in Montaña de Oro tide pools in the afternoon.

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mong the plentiful pleasures of life on the Central Coast is the ease with which we can embark on a weekend getaway. From Capitola to Carpinteria, we’re surrounded by communities that offer familiarly chill vibes yet enough new faces and undiscovered places to make for a memorable two-night escape. Best of all, many are within a 90-minute drive, so you can leave town after a full Friday of work, reach your destination in time for your dinner reservation, and repeat on Sunday, enjoying a day of play before getting home for supper. My family’s latest lark was to Los Osos-Baywood Park, a quiet, conveniently forgotten coastal enclave due west of San Luis Obispo and just enough off the beaten track of 101 that accidental visits don’t happen. I was reminded of the area during a work stop at the Baker & Brain (bakerandbrain.com) tasting room, where proprietor Melanie Baker enthused about her ’hood’s family-friendly scene. A few weeks later, with the guidance of Highway1DiscoveryRoute.com, we were on our way.

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Our home for two nights was the Sea Pines Golf Resort (seapinesgolfresort .com), which, like much of the area, feels stuck in a happy, simpler time. Located near the lonely sand dunes at the southern end of Morro Bay and haunted by hawks, herons, egrets, and other majestic species, it’s home to an executive nine-hole course that’s challenging enough to keep Dad interested, but basic enough to keep my 9-year-old son in the hunt. It’s really quite amazing that a hotel within earshot of the Pacific Ocean can still be had for less than $200 a night. The resident Clubhouse Grill is an all-day affair, serving craft beers late into the night as well as big breakfasts like chicken-fried steak and chilaquiles to uplift the slower mornings that may result. We happened to visit during one of its popular Saturday afternoon concerts — it went down right outside our door, so we watched folks of all ages dance on the putting green while sporadically dipping into the comforts of our two-room suite.

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to Santa Barbara to open Somerset Restaurant in 2016, they were two of the most important chefs in Los Angeles — even though you’d never seen them on television cooking battles or splashed on the front pages of magazines. The SoCal natives spent most of the previous decade building a restaurant empire for Suzanne Goin, becoming humble yet integral forces behind now iconic Southland restaurants such as Lucques and AOC. Somerset didn’t last a year — Santa Barbara never quite embraced the opulent settings, the expensive menu, or the owner’s open disdain for our existing culinary culture — but the failure had nothing to do with the married couple’s delicious food. They stayed on to transition the concept from glamorous to the more casual Smithy’s, and then left in June 2018 to chart a new course. “It was a good stepping stone for us to move up here,” explained Herman of the Somerset experience. “Without that, we’d never have done this.” “This” is Bossie’s Kitchen, a fast-casual, organic-leaning, farmers’-market–powered bistro-meets-deli-meetsneighborhood hangout at the corner of Milpas and East Canon Perdido streets. The restaurant sits in the original home of the Live Oak Dairy, whose Streamline Moderne structure was built in 1939 and is still topped by the busy corner’s famous cow sculpture, known by generations as Old Bossy. It’s been a revolving door of eateries in recent decades, but Herman and Olufson are taking smarter steps, starting with the name. “Let’s name it after her — she’s been here since the ’40s,” said Herman of calling it Bossie’s Kitchen. “Everyone is so excited that we embraced the cow.” Even more promising are the crowds that have steadily amassed since the January 29 opening, including many

CONTENT COUPLE: After years of running iconic Los Angeles kitchens, Christina Olufson (left) and Lauren Herman are overjoyed to own their own place. They quickly embraced Old Bossy, the cow that’s stood above the corner of Milpas and Canon Perdido streets for nearly 80 years.

regular visitors who live nearby, like the mother-daughter duo who pop in multiple times per week, or the Santa Barbara High students hungry for the $9 half-sandwich/ cookie/drink combo. “We just wanted to do something for the neighborhood that wasn’t fussy,” said Olufson. The stark-white, light-green, and sandy-wood decor is bright even on rainy days but is also soft and welcoming, and the food is fresh, flavorful, and comforting by design. “It’s everything we like to eat and cook,” said Olufson, who’s brought her renowned pastry skills to the cakes and other creations that lure from behind the counter glass, like the cardamom-glazed, pistachio- and candied-kumquattopped donuts. Recent seasonal salad options included radicchio laced with citrus chunks, a Caesar with great crunch, and a kale and quinoa creation that was tied together with a zesty vinaigrette. These are definitely big-girl salads — never dumbed down, not afraid to play with bitter or sour, always textural, extra crunchy with justpicked freshness. Another early hit is the Korean fried chicken sandwich — framed by Olufson’s just-baked brioche bun and cut by sesame-flecked slaw, the gochujang-spiced chicken patty is more conglomerate than whole slab of breast, making it hard to tell where one morsel finishes and another starts. The effect is addictive, making it the best fried chicken sandwich in town right now, amid fierce competition. Also popular are the weekend brunches and happy hours every Tuesday-Friday, 4:30-6 p.m., with $7 wine, $6 beers, and a menu that features two deviled eggs for $2, among other bites. “Lauren’s mom makes deviled eggs

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Helping People program that assists vineyard denen came to Doug Margerum, who then workers and their families when in need. owned the Wine Cask bottle shop/restaurant, Helping Margerum organize the affair this with a quandary: As a young vintner, he was time is Pence GM/Santa Barbara Vintners (SBV) having trouble paying for his grape contracts in president Stephen Janes, Tyler winemaker/SBV advance because wines weren’t ready to sell yet. boardmember Justin Willett, and Alisal’s food and Margerum proposed an annual “futures” tasting, beverage director Kyle Erickson. The latter two in which people could taste wines from barrel, buy —both Santa Barbara natives who first met while pre-release wines at a discounted rate, and keep playing hockey together in high school—sparked winemakers in good graces with up this idea over a round of golf at their vineyard sources. the ranch. The tasting was a hit, and over After that outing, Erickson the next 20 years, the Wine Cask toured the team through the 10,000event served as a launchpad for now acre, 73-guest-room ranch, which is famous Santa Barbara brands such home to a historic 1830s adobe (the as Sea Smoke, Brewer-Clifton, Paul location for Friday night’s welcome dinner) and numerous nooks to host Lato, Tensley, and many more. “The events of many sizes. “They were all futures really put Santa Barbara on just floored that we had these spaces the map,” said Margerum, who also BY MATT KETTMANN and options,” said Erickson, who published an extensive catalog that became the “bible of what’s hot” in Santa Barbara was also surprised to see how much the ranch wine country. “It really helped people understand offered when he started working there a year ago. the wines and the regions and all the things they “They really didn’t know everything that the Alisal needed to know. We explained it all in great detail.” encompasses, so it went from there.” With the site secured, the team reached out to winemakers across the county, requested samples of unique wines, and then selected 84 final wines from 40 wineries. “We went through tons of samples and selected what we think are some cool and unique cuvées,” said Willett. “The goal is to have things that aren’t normal, things that basically aren’t going to be commercially available, or if they are, really rare and hard to get.” Attendees to the grand tasting on Saturday will be able to try and purchase these wines with a three-bottle minimum at a 20 percent discount. Those wines will be bolstered by the culinary offerings of Alisal’s Chef Anthony Endy and chefs who’ve been invited from across the region for SatRIDE AS WELL: During the wine future weekend’s urday night’s “Ring of Fire” collaborative dinner. downtime, hotel guests can ride trails through the There’s also late-night library wine tasting after Alisal’s 10,000 acres. Friday’s welcome bash; a seminar on Saturday morning featuring wines from Bien Nacido and After more than a decade of hiatus, this land- Sanford & Benedict vineyards; and horseback ridmark tasting is returning, as Margerum explained, ing, fly fishing, cowboy poetry, and more during “to promote the area and get the mojo back.” This downtime. “There’s some pretty impressive winemaking time, the Santa Barbara County Vintners Futures Tasting goes down over a full weekend of food, going on in Santa Barbara County—people are fun, and education from March 29-31 at the Alisal gonna love it,” said Margerum. “You’ll be able to buy Guest Ranch and Resort in the Santa Ynez Valley. wines that are irreplicable and have them in your The experience can be booked as an all-inclusive cellar. They’re the best of the best and super rare.” weekend package or enjoyed à la carte for single events like Saturday’s grand tasting. Proceeds See sbcountywines.com for à la carte tickets. will fund the Santa Barbara Vintners’ marketing For Alisal’s all-inclusive weekend package, see efforts and also go to Vino de Sueños, the People independent.com/futures19 or call (800) 425-4725.

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a burger. “People have been eating meat between two pieces of bread for centuries,” said general manager Jai Syal, “but it really wasn’t until the invention of a bun that a burger became a burger.” So Isla Vista’s newest burger joint is ditching the classic bun in favor of flatbread, bridging the gap between “oldworld cuisine and a staple American food.” Their original location in Huntington Beach found great success with the retired community. But the family who owns the business felt it was time to expand their burgers and brews to the true connoisseurs of late-night fast food and alcohol: college students. There’s only one goal in mind. “We want the messaging to be clear,” said Syal. “We offer great food, a great experience, for great prices.” The menu features a variety of flatbread burgers, pizzas, and wings, but even after only being hits blaring over the sound open since Decemsystem, accompanied by a ber 2018, there are already some clear friendly staff to match the fan favorites. Best energy. The inside seating on Pardall Road in Isla Vista has long, cafeteria-style tables, sellers include the giving it the feel of an adult OMG Burger, topped lunchroom, but instead of juice with lettuce, tomato, BY CIARA GILMORE Pepper Jack cheese, house boxes and milk, it’s beers and seltspread, grilled onions, onion zer. This is the perfect setup for packrings, mushrooms, roasted animal college students who can never garlic cloves, garlic aioli, and jalapeños; and the find enough group seating in classic restauChipotle Burger, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, rants. Rockfire also offers outdoor bench-style Pepper Jack cheese, house spread, fire-roasted seating, perfect for snacking while soaking up peppers, guacamole, and chipotle ranch. Their the Santa Barbara sun. wing section is expanding, and Syal said that But no matter your age, Rockfire Grill offers the seasoned fries are so delicious that they a fun twist on an American classic. And if you enjoy a “cult following.” With pizza on the want to skip the party vibe but want to taste a menu, there’s a little something for everyone bun-less burger, keep a lookout for their Grub— even our vegetarian friends. hub debut in the next few months. “People don’t just come for the food; they come for the experience,” said Syal. Being a 6583 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista; 770-3432; rockfiregrill.com

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Arts Café was born in 2008, during the Tea Fire. Owners Daniel and Jennifer Yoshimi lost their home in the fire, yet from the ashes of devastation, they put together a new dream of bringing Brazilian cuisine and culture to Santa Barbara. Over the last six years, Brasil Arts Café, at 1230 State Street, has persisted through tough times to offer a piece of Brazil, serving authentic Brazilian cuisine, live music, and dance classes. Their April 6 anniversary party will feature a forró dance class, which is a traditional partner dance similar to salsa, followed by live music and food specials through the weekend. The party costs $15, or $25 with the dance class. On April 7, enjoy all-you-

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that Sprouts Market may be coming to 29 South Milpas Street, the former home of Trader Joe’s, which moved to a bigger location up the street. I was at Sprouts on Fairview Avenue and asked the grocery clerk about the rumor, and he said that the market is focusing on the launch of a new location in San Luis Obispo that opens April 3. I was told that after the launch, the focus will be on Santa Barbara, where they hope to open a new location by early next year. He didn’t confirm the address but reader Primetime’s perfect track record leaves little doubt.

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nspired by the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, Santa Barbara restaurants are gearing up for the first-ever Vegan Chef Challenge in April. The friendly, month-long competition challenges participating chefs to create delicious vegan dishes for all patrons to enjoy. “Our goal is to promote awareness of the health benefits of a plant-based lifestyle while encouraging more healthful vegan menu options at local restaurants,” said organizer Beth Wettstein, a vegan since 2010. “We hope to encourage everyone, not just vegans, to try out a dish.” To participate, restaurants must agree to provide a complete vegan dining experience and to offer at least three new menu items throughout the month that are different from vegan options found on their regular menu. “Too often, the vegan option at restaurants is a salad or a veggie burger,” said Wettstein. “We want people to see that going vegan doesn’t mean giving up exciting, flavorful food.” Participating restaurants include Satellite, Bibi Ji, Sama Sama Kitchen, Mesa Verde, Uncorked Wine Tasting and Kitchen, Viva Modern Mexican, Chase Bar & Grill, Bella Vista at The Four Seasons, and Opal, with more likely to be added. Categories include breakfast/brunch, appetizer, soup/salad, main entrée, and dessert. Awards in each category will be based on diner comments, photos, and the dining experiences of the Vegan Chef Challenge organizing team members. Chefs will be recognized at a special ceremony in May. Learn more at theveganchefchallenge.com/ santa-barbara.

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Four Seasons Biltmore, 1260 Channel Drive in Montecito, have a couple of new offerings that the Restaurant Guy tried (and greatly enjoyed) recently. During the Chef ’s Table, every Wednesday, 5-9 p.m., guests can dine al fresco during an interactive three-course dining experience. Watch as Executive Chef Marco Fossati prepares your main course with fresh, regional ingredients, and see the cooking process from start to finish. Call 565-8237 for reservations or more information. And you’ve certainly heard about the popular Sunday brunch at the Biltmore, a feature of the resort for decades, but I bet you didn’t know that they have a new Saturday Brunch, just launched two weeks ago. The Restaurant Gal and I enjoyed the lobster caprese, ahi tuna tartare, lemon ricotta pancakes, and the crab eggs benedict, along with some made-from-scratch virgin Bloody Marys. I can’t say I have had a better one. See details at tinyurl.com/biltmorebrunch.

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SHINING A LIGHT IN OUR COMMUNITY YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES YMCA 105 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805.569.1103 • ciymca.org/youthandfamilyservices Youth and Family Services YMCA operates four core programs that provide a continuum of care to underserved at-risk youth. Youth, young adults, and families that participate in our programs experience greater safety and well-being while they develop skills and lasting relationships to improve their resilience and build a successful, independent future.

St. George Youth Center provides critical family, community and afterschool programming to keep youth away from high-risk behaviors.

My Home continues the care for youth as they become young adults but still need critical support services as they pursue educational or employment opportunities. Street Outreach Services provide on the street assistance to youth and young adults who find themselves living on the streets or being at-risk of homelessness.

A CONTINUUM OF CARE Noah’s Anchorage is a safe haven for at-risk and homeless youth and provides programs to end the cycle of homelessness.


ST. GEORGE YOUTH CENTER

“We are committed and working to end youth homelessness in Santa Barbara County. If you know of a youth or family at risk of experiencing homelessness, or in crisis, please reach out to us for support and services.” -Valerie Kissell, Youth & Family Services Executive Director

St. George Youth Center brings quality afterschool programs, enrichment opportunities and recreation to low-income youth living in Isla Vista and northern Goleta. It serves as a safe haven and drop-in center for youth, away from gang activities, alcohol, drugs and other high-risk behaviors. “The youth center to me is like a second home. The youth center is a place where I can have fun and a place where you can feel happy and safe. The youth center is a place where you can make friends.” -David Martinez, 5th grade

“The youth center is a place where people can be happy. It is a place where you can have fun and do your homework... It’s a place to make new friends but most importantly the youth center is one big family.“ -Ashley, 8th grade

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“It’s hard to believe that our beautiful Santa Barbara is not exempt from such issues as youth homelessness, human trafficking, and families in crisis. I am thankful that Youth and Family Services is in our community to help the most vulnerable young people and their families” -Yonie Harris, Youth & Family Services Board Chair

NOAH’S ANCHORAGE Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter has served our community for 46 years, providing housing, food, counseling and other basic needs. Noah’s has provided a safe haven for thousands of youth ages 10-17. Noah’s serves the homeless, foster, runaway and throwaway youth in our community.

Street Outreach Services teams reach out to youth living on the streets, offering basic needs assistance, counseling, referrals, case management and assistance with housing, employment and other life skills. Our drop in center provides food, clothing and other services to this under-served population.

MY HOME My Home is our supportive housing program for homeless youth ages 17-24. A partnership with the Santa Barbara City Housing Authority made it possible for us to open our doors in 2011. We provide housing as well as training for employment, educational attainment, finance/budgeting and other life skills to help youth build a successful path to independence.

“My Home works to secure stable and supportive housing accompanied by case management services that provide support and referrals to resources; so that youth like me, who needed a little bit of extra help to succeed, can find a guiding light to help them accomplish their goals and get to where they want to be.” -Avanti Alias Youth and Family Services Board Member My Home Recipient (5 years)


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An unforgettable evening of extraordinary cuisine in a lovely setting, to benefit Youth and Family Services YMCA — a local organization dedicated to giving youth in our community places to be safe and opportunities to thrive. Enjoy tantalizing dishes prepared by Santa Barbara’s top chefs, paired with fine wines of the region. From passed hors d’oeuvres, the amazing five-course dinner, our chefs will work in teams to create culinary masterpieces to share with you. Now in its 20th year, this is an event not to be missed!

Thursday, May 2, 2019 • 6 - 9:30pm Santa Barbara Women’s Club, Rockwood 670 Mission Canyon Road

Purchase a ticket or sponsor a table today at ciymca.org/rfs Contact Valerie Kissell for more information at 805.569.1103 x32 or at valerie.kissell@ciymca.org Chefs Michael Blackwell Santa Barbara Yacht Club

Christine Dahl-Hutchings Christine Dahl Pastries

Jessica Foster Jessica Foster Confections

Randy Bublitz Santa Barbara City College School of Culinary Arts

Stephane Rapp Santa Barbara City College School of Culinary Arts

Muhsin Sugish Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Jean Michel Carré Chocolats du CaliBressan

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Greg Murphy Bouchon

Jamie West Montecito Club Eric Widmer La Cumbre Country Club

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NATURETRACK Barbara Resort last November. Discussing the fledgling festival’s run so far, Thompson said, “While it was enthusiastically received in 2018 by locals and visitors both, it was new, so we were relatively undiscovered. This year we took our sales online, which gives us much more visibility and muscle in terms of reaching out of the area and enabling people to plan ahead.” The festival grew organically, out of Eisaguirre’s formation of the NatureTrack Foundation in 2011, designed to “introduce more school children to the outdoors through costfree, curriculum-aligned field trips all over Santa Barbara County,” said Thompson. What began with 600 students in year one has grown to more than 4,400 kids participating in NatureTrack field trips in the 20182019 school year, discovering the natural wonders in our midst. Eisaguirre’s interest in outdoor film festivals led her to concoct one in the 805. “The Santa Ynez Valley seemed an ideal and idyllic location to launch a nature-focused film festival,” said Thompson. “And in fact, it is the first nature film festival in S.B. County — which is surprising, given our worldwide fame as the birthplace of Earth Day and the modern environmental movement—and the only one between

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San Francisco and Los Angeles.” In the dense program this weekend, highlights include Pete McBride’s eagerly anticipated Into the Canyon, the acclaimed climbing doc Free Solo, the elements-geared The Human Element and Cory Trepanier’s Into the Arctic: Awakening, which is slated as Saturday’s NTFF Spotlight Dinner feature. Thompson asserted that “2019 is something of a step-up from last year in terms of greater marquee value in many of our film blocks.” Among area connections, there will be a demonstration of infrared cameras by the Goleta-based company FLIR, and a screening of the film Natural Flow by Santa Ynez Valley–based teen filmmaker Boston Jade Fitzpatrick. National sponsor support now includes help from REI, FLIR, Montana Canvas, 4ocean, Final Straw, and MPOWERD. As a general MO for the NTFF, Thompson summed it up this way: “We want to maintain an emphasis on nature and impart the euphoria that being out in nature inspires in all of us when we get outdoors and explore the natural wonders of the world. We definitely want to stay true to our mission of ‘igniting passion for nature through film.’ As such, we have tried to search out a balance between somber and serious conservation content with films that offer a balancing and hopeful perspective on environmental crises facing human life on the earth. We want audiences to see and learn about positive programs, solutions and progress being made by people all over the world, including our filmmakers.” —Josef Woodard

The NatureTrack Film Festival takes place Friday-Sunday, March 22-24. Films will screen at three Los Olivos venues: St. Mark’s-In-theValley Episcopal Church, Gates Foss Center at Los Olivos School, and the Santa Ynez Valley Grange #644. Call 886-2047 or see naturetrackfilmfestival.org.

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In anticipation of the reopening of the Japanese Garden this June, Lotusland has mounted an exhilarating group show that includes some of the world’s top origami artists, with many of the works responding in some way to the adjacent gardens. Perhaps the most striking example is a bright-red cycad seed cone folded by Robert Salazar out of a single uncut hexagon of Thai unryu foil paper. Anyone who has visited the cycad garden will surely remember these eye-popping ornamental plants. The fact that Salazar was able to “sketch” such a beautiful and complex natural object in three dimensions simply by folding reflects a mind-boggling sophistication that is much in evidence throughout not only his work but also the entire show. For example, Robert Lang, a giant in the origami world, has provided multiple works, including a flock of remarkable birds that look as if they could fit right in with the live ones perched in Madame Walska’s trees. Curators Meher McArthur and Holly Sherwin have done an impressive job of gathering outstanding work from relative newcomers as well. Mychal Arata, a Ventura artist who made a colorful origami dress out of used paper tablecloths, told me that showing alongside origami stars like Lang and Linda Tomoko Mihara was “the equivalent of a garage band that gets to open for the Rolling Stones.” To appreciate the amazing skills of these folded-paper rock stars, book a garden tour of Lotusland. Admission to this charming exhibit is included, and who knows, maybe while on the tour you’ll spot a cactus you’d like to “sketch” with a sheet of green paper. Lotusland in Origami: Flora, Fauna, and Ganna is on view at the Lotusland Pavilion Gallery through May 18. —Charles Donelan

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he title of Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine’s places them on the precipice of entering yet another Hulu series, PEN15, straddles the adolescent terra incognita of puberty. divide between childlike naiveté and worldly For instance, an entire episode is devoted to disruption. It refers to a classic middle-school prank the earth-shattering realization that one of their in which one friend asks another to join a pen pal classmates has begun wearing a thong. Anna and club. If the friend agrees, he or she becomes the sup- Maya then proceed to steal the thong and take turns posed 15th member and that membership is nota- wearing it for a day. Through their experimentation, rized by writing “Pen 15” on his or they come to know the power of an her hand. invisible undergarment and how it Oddly, though, when written, can transform the terms of ownerthe space between the word and ship over one’s body. Almost every the number is squeezed a little episode comes back to this one tight, and the five bears the unmisvital instruction: how the changing takable curvature of an “S.” The of one’s body in relationship to the prank encapsulates a major theme of world requires a new level of selfKonkle’s and Erskine’s show, where regard, as scary and as exhilarating guileless friendship and the desire to of a prospect as that may be. “belong” are troubled by the emerWhile Konkle’s and Erskine’s true gent preoccupations of adulthood, age and a few opportunely placed foremost of which is the sexualizabody doubles allow the show to address explicit content critically tion of their changing anatomy. by T.M. Weedon But, to be clear, the main charand from a safe distance, PEN15 acters’ bodies aren’t exactly changdoes not shy from the awkwarding. Konkle and Erskine, both in their thirties, only ness of nascent sexuality. It revels in the cringe factor, pretend to be 13-year-old versions of themselves, exploiting the audience’s own trauma-tinged memoAnna and Maya. They don braces and dress to the ries of adolescence with all the misfires and wrong middle-school fashion standards of the time, circa turns any young navigator of the sexual landscape is 2000. Meanwhile, the rest of the cast is true to their sure to encounter. But there’s catharsis in the cringe. The laughter age: teenagers playing teenagers. While this discrepancy might seem stark on paper, comes from a place of tenderness, not ridicule. The onscreen the contrivance takes about half an episode loving, supportive friendship between Anna and to get used to. Konkle’s and Erskine’s awkward fit into Maya in the show creates a kind of safe space to revisit tween clothing reads less as costuming and more as the difficulties of adolescence, where audiences can the gangly limbo of pubescent proportions, where receive the nurturing forgiveness and acceptance they features struggle to keep up with each other in an may or may not have been given during their own unsightly dash toward adulthood. The ladies’ petite trying experiences. So much of television today, particularly of the sizes and tragically unhip hairstyles help — Erskine sports a stunningly androgynous bowl cut — but it’s streaming variety, relies on the engine of relentless their full-on physical commitment to the roles that narrative momentum, enticing viewers into hours’ quickly dispels any lingering disbelief in the show’s worth of binging delirium to keep pace with the story. Konkle and Erskine have made the audacious choice premise. The kinesthetic seesaw between giddiness and to take a step backward instead, not to propel us fretfulness, so familiar to adolescent girlhood, pulses forward. The episodic nature of PEN15 means it can through every scene. If emotions were decibels, the be picked up almost anywhere. Just as with memory, emotional range of PEN15 would go from giggle fits it’s the familiarity of the situation that delivers the to shrieks. Anna and Maya are always just one small immediacy of the emotion. PEN15 is as much the social mishap away from being totally stoked on life audience’s story as it is the creators’. to totally dying of embarrassment, as each episode PEN15 streams on Hulu.

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Gloria Bell (102 mins., R) Julianne Moore stars as the titular character in this English-language remake of director Sebastián Lelio’s 2013 Chilean film, Gloria. Divorced 10 years and her children grown, Gloria’s life becomes complicated when she meets Arnold (John Turturro) and starts a passionate affair. Michael Cera, Holland Taylor, and Brad Garrett also star.

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More than Blue (105 mins., NR) This Taiwanese romance/drama focuses on orphans K (Jasper Liu) and Cream (Ivy Chen), who meet in high school and become best of friends. Tragedy occurs when Cream becomes engaged to another man and K must reveal his secret love and illness to her. Fiesta 5 Us (116 mins., R) In this highly anticipated second horror film from writer/director Jordan Peele (Get Out), a family’s beachy vacation turns bloodcurdling when a group of doppelgängers starts to terrorize them. Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker star. Camino Real/Metro 4

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (104 mins., PG) The third installation of this delightful animated franchise sees Toothless, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), and their ragtag crew of dragon riders continue to save captured dragons and bring them to Berk. When the dragon population becomes untenable, Hiccup and his faithful black fury go in search of the Hidden World, a safe haven for dragons. But enemies and warlords try to thwart their efforts. Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera, and Craig Ferguson also lend their vocal talents. Fairview/Fiesta 5 change-era fable of looming doom and anti-heroism. (JW) Riviera

NOW SHOWING Apollo 11 (93 mins., G) This documentary stitches together film footage and more than 10,000 hours of recorded audio to give audiences a glimpse of what it was really like to be part of NASA’s epic feat — putting the first human on the moon. Paseo Nuevo Captain Marvel (124 mins., PG-13) Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers (a k a Captain Marvel), a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and current member of an elite military unit, Starforce. Danvers gets her superhuman abilities when her DNA is accidentally fused with that of a Kree, a scientifically and technologically advanced race. Djimon Hounsou, Samuel L. Jackson, and Annette Bening also star. Arlington/Camino Real/Metro 4 Captive State (109 mins., PG-13) In this sci-fi film, residents of Chicago deal with life under alien rule nearly a decade after being invaded. Vera Farmiga, John Goodman, and Machine Gun Kelly star. Fiesta 5 Climax (95 mins., R) Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void, Irréversible) directs this psychological thriller about a group of French dancers whose overnight rehearsal in a remote, empty school building morphs into an LSDlaced nightmare. Sofia Boutella (2017’s The Mummy) stars. Paseo Nuevo

Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (133 mins., R) Penelope Cruz stars with her real-life husband Javier Bardem in this psychological thriller about a woman who returns to Spain from her home in Argentina to attend a wedding where long-buried secrets come into the open. The Hitchcock

Five Feet Apart (116 mins., PG-13) Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson star in this romantic comedy about two young cystic fibrosis patients who fall in love. Moises Arias and Parminder Nagra also star. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

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Green Book is an uncommonly welltold tale of bodyguard Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) and classically trained pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), thrown together on a concert tour through the Deep South in 1962. Dr. Donald Shirley was a child prodigy, Russian-trained, and imbued with a dignity that suffered under the shortening of his name to “Don” by his record label. The film’s greatest transformation comes from Mortensen, who put on 25 pounds before the film began and added another 20 while playing Tony Vallelonga, a k a Tony Lip. His son Nick Vallelonga wrote the script, holding off until after Don Shirley had died, as requested. It’s a restraint that Green Book plays with so well that the usually blasé Santa Barbara film audience couldn’t help but erupt with applause at film’s end. (JY) Paseo Nuevo

Isn’t It Romantic (88 mins., PG-13) Rebel Wilson stars in this comedy/ fantasy/satire about Natalie (Wilson), a woman who has never believed in the Hollywood rom-com fantasy. After being knocked unconscious, however, Natalie finds herself in her own cliché-filled romantic comedy and must eschew hackneyed situations to finally fall in love and be brought back to reality. Liam Hemsworth and Adam DeVine also star. Fiesta 5 No Manches Frida 2: Paradise Destroyed (102 mins., NR) Ex-con Zequi (Omar Chaparro), his flame Lucy (Martha Higareda), and the rest of the gang return for this sequel in which wedding plans are thwarted, old loves come into the picture, and Frida High faces being closed down. Fairview/Fiesta 5

The Wedding Guest (94 mins., R) Dev Patel (Lion, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) stars as a mysterious British Muslim man on a journey from Britain to Pakistan with a plan to kidnap a bride-to-be from her wedding. The Hitchcock

Wonder Park (85 mins., R) In this computer-animated film, a girl named Cameron “June” Bailey must find the imagination she lost after her mother died. She does so when she comes across an amusement park in the woods facing destruction by Chimpanzombies. Fairview/Fiesta 5

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get to play (unless you’re a girl who lives on the course); how her father, Pashang Sherpa, fashioned her first golf club out of a tree branch; how she played with a mixed assortment of clubs at age 11 and started winning junior tournaments; how an American journalist discovered her and started a GoFundMe page, enabling her to spend six weeks in California in 2017; how she competed with 21 men in a brave attempt to earn Nepalese professional golf status, bestowed only to the top five players (she finished ninth). Pratima attended the premiere of the documentary in New York last April. A representative of the Tiger Woods Foundation was there and arranged for her to meet Tiger Woods in Florida. “It was awesome,” she said. “We went to a practice range and hit some balls. He shared his golf experience.” It’s one thing to rub shoulders with the likes of Wie and Woods, and it’s another to play golf at a professional level. Pratima aspires to become the first female pro golfer from Nepal, and the next step in her journey will be playing at the community college level in the fall. She enrolled at SBCC in January after taking A STEEP CLIMB: Pratima Sherpa was a long way from Nepal when she took a selfie another 7,850-mile flight from Kathmandu. She with Tiger Woods a year ago. Last week, she was practicing at the Santa Barbara Golf is staying in Ventura with the family of Sophia Club for the fall season on the SBCC women’s team. Montano, who also were her hosts in 2017, and at a home in Santa Barbara when she’s taking classes. Montano, a Pitzer college student and also a golfer, MARCH MADNESS: UC Irvine was head and shoulders above befriended Pratima while on a research project in Nepal. everybody else at the Big West men’s basketball tournament. In “She had never been on an airplane,” said Tanya Montano, the final, the Anteaters blew out Cal State Fullerton — which Sophia’s mother, of Pratima’s first visit. “She was not confident had ousted UCSB in the semis — by 28 points. They take a 16-game winning streak into the NCAA tournament, where they are seeded 13th in the South Region. I see them upsetting No. 4 seed Kansas State on Friday and also defeating Oregon JOHN ZANT’S or Wisconsin to reach the Sweet Sixteen. Another dangerous GAME OF THE WEEK 13th seed is Northeastern, the Colonial Athletic Association champion, matched up against Kansas on Thursday. The Hus3/23: High School Track and Field: 81st Ankies are known to rain three-pointers with a balanced lineup nual Santa Barbara Easter Relays Against the backdrop of Leadbetter Beach and the Pacific Ocean, this historic that includes 66 junior Bolden Brace, who provided many event brings athletes from 40 or more schools to Santa Barbara. thrills when he played at Santa Barbara High. Brace averages There will be six relay races, ranging from once around the track 10 points a game and is the team’s leading rebounder.

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fter holing out a 10-foot putt at the 17th green, Pratima Sherpa hoisted her clubs over her shoulder and proceeded to the 18th tee at the Santa Barbara Golf Club. She was the only member of the Santa Barbara City College women’s team to play every hole of last week’s practice round. She also is the only Vaquero player who will compete against professionals next week. “At first I was excited, then, ‘Oh my gosh,’ ” Sherpa said about receiving an invitation to play in the IOA Championship at the Morongo Golf Club Tukwet Canyon course March 29-31. It is the third event of the 2019 Symetra Tour, previously known as the LPGA Futures Tour. Sherpa has been invited to appear at the LPGA Founder’s Cup in Phoenix this week to promote the upcoming event. “There will be famous lady golfers there,” she said. “I’m so excited to meet Michelle Wie.” The 19-year-old native of Nepal is rather famous herself. A Mountain to Climb, a 2018 documentary produced by ESPN, tells Pratima’s story: How she lives with her parents in the confines of a maintenance shed near the third hole of the Royal Nepal Golf Club, where monkeys roam the fairways and only the country’s elite

in the English language. She relied on my daughter and others to help her make decisions.” Now, Montano said, “She’s really self-motivated. When she’s not spending time on homework, she’s always talking. She has the best sense of humor.” Pratima has a smile as bright as a spring sunrise, and almost everybody she meets is captivated by her personality. “She’s a really nice kid,” SBCC golf coach Chuck Melendez said. “I’m hoping she’ll reach her ultimate goal. I just want her to have a good time with us.” Santa Barbara golf instructor Don Parsons has been working with Pratima. “She absolutely loves the game,” he said. “The joy on her face when she hits a good one — it’s infectious.” But he threw in words of caution. “She’s a good player but not a great player yet,” Parsons said. “She needs to add 20 or 30 yards to her tee shots. It’s a big journey. She’ll do well at City College, but it’s another step to Division 1 talent and beyond that to the LPGA.” Pratima’s tee shot last week landed at the lower end of the up-sloping 18th fairway. She walked briskly to the next shot, taking one practice swing before sending the ball closer to the green. “She strikes the ball really clean,” noted Melendez. “It makes a sharp cracking sound.” Pratima finished her round in solitude. The best thing about living in a shed at the Royal Nepal, she said, is the peacefulness of the golf course not far from the teeming streets of Kathmandu. “When I’m on a golf course, I feel like this is my home,” she said. In America or in Nepal, she said, “I follow two things in my life: Hard work always pays off, and nothing is impossible.” Pratima Sherpa has seemingly done the impossible already, but the work goes on to take her journey even further.

(4x100 meters) to the 10 laps of the distance medley. Individual races and field events will also be contested. Meet records are hard to break. San Marcos High’s Beau Allen, who recently became the first Santa Barbara prep high jumper to clear seven feet, faces a very high bar: Jeremy Fischer of Camarillo soared 74 at the 1994 Easter Relays. Warning to spectators: Bring sun protection. 9am5pm. Nick Carter Track, La Playa Stadium, SBCC, 721 Cliff Dr. $2-$7. Visit easterrelays.com.

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tournament that was staged for the 17th year at UCSB last Sunday is now known as the Gary Cunningham Basketball Competition. Cunningham, a former player and coach at UCLA, was UCSB athletics director for a dozen years and has n continued to be involved in the community.

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that needs to happen will indeed happen only if you surprise yourself on a regular basis. So I hope you will place yourself in unpredictable situations where you won’t be able to rely on well-rehearsed responses. I trust that you will regard innocence and curiosity and spontaneity as your superpowers. Your willingness to change your mind won’t be a mark of weakness but rather a sign of strength.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): In the animated kids’ film Over the

Hedge, 10 talking animals come upon a massive, towering hedge they’ve never seen. The friendly group consists of a skunk, red squirrel, box turtle, two opossums, and five porcupines. The hedge perplexes and mystifies them. It makes them nervous. There’s nothing comparable to it in their previous experience. One of the porcupines says she would be less afraid of it if she just knew what it was called, whereupon the red squirrel suggests that from now on they refer to it as “Steve.” After that, they all feel better. I recommend that you borrow their strategy in the coming weeks. If a Big Unknown arrives in your vicinity, dub it “Steve” or “Betty.”

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I urge you to locate a metaphorical

or very literal door that will give you access to a place that affords you more freedom and healing and support. Maybe you already know about the existence of this door—or maybe it’s not yet on your radar. Here’s advice from Clarissa Pinkola Estés that might help. “If you have a deep scar, that is a door,” she writes. “If you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much that you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”

course of five decades, she has plied her soulful talents on more than 10,000 recordings, including gems by (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Born under the sign of Libra, Ivan Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Simon and Kharchenko (1918-1989) was a military officer and Garfunkel, and the Beach Boys. Twenty-seven-time engineer for the Soviet army. His specialty was disGrammy winner Quincy Jones has testified that Kaye arming explosive devices before they detonated. Over has written “some of the most beautiful themes I’ve the course of his career, he defused an estimated 50,000 ever heard in my life” and that she “could do anything bombs and mines. Let’s make him your patron saint for and leave men in the dust.” I trust this horoscope will the coming weeks. Why? Because I suspect you will be able to summon a metaphorical version of his power: expand the number of people who an extraordinary capacity to keep appreciate her. I also hope you’ll be inspired to become more active in HOMEWORK: What’s the thing volatile situations from blowing up. You’ll be a virtuoso at waging peace spreading the word about the gifts you lost that should stay lost? and preventing strife. that you have to offer the world. It’s What’s the thing you lost that you high time to make sure that people should find? FreeWillAstrology.com. SCORPIO know more of the beautiful truth (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There was a time, about you. less than a century ago, when pink was considered a masculine color and blue a feminine hue. In previous LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “When you want happiness, what eras, many European men sported long hair, wore high are you wanting?” asks aphorist Olivia Dresher. The heels, and favored clothes with floral patterns. Frankrepeat of an event that made you feel good in the past? lin D. Roosevelt, one of America’s most prominent A sweet adventure you’ve thought about but never 20th-century presidents, sometimes wore skirts and actually experienced? Here’s a third possibility. Maybe feather-bedecked hats as a child. With these facts as happiness is a state you could feel no matter what your your keystone, and in accordance with astrological circumstances are; maybe you could learn how to relax omens, I encourage you to experiment with your own into life exactly as it is and feel glad about your destiny gender expressions in the coming weeks. It’s prime time wherever it takes you. In my opinion, Leo, that third to have fun with the way you interpret what it means to approach to happiness will be especially natural for you be a man or woman—or any other gender you might consider yourself to be. to foster in the coming weeks.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There are old traditions in many

cultures that pay special attention to the first brick or stone that is laid in the earth to initiate the construction of a future building. It’s called a cornerstone or foundation stone. All further work to create the new structure refers back to this original building block and depends on it. I’m pleased to inform you that now is a favorable phase to put your own metaphorical cornerstone in place, Virgo. You’re ready to begin erecting a structure or system that will serve you for years to come. Be sure you select the right place for it, as well as the best building materials.

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(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): According to estimates by population experts, about 109 billion humans have been born on planet Earth over the millennia. And yet I’m quite sure that not a single one of those other individuals has been anything like you. You are absolutely unique, an unmatched treasure, a one-of-a-kind creation with your own special blend of qualities. And in my prophetic view, you’re ready to fully acknowledge and celebrate these facts on a higher octave than ever before. It’s high time for you to own your deepest authenticity; to work with extra devotion to express your soul’s code; to unabashedly claim your idiosyncratic genius.

WEEK OF MARCH 21 CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): We don’t know as much about Euro-

pean history between the 6th and 9th centuries as we do about other eras. Compared to the times that preceded and followed it, cultural and literary energies were low. Fewer records were kept. Governments were weaker, and commerce was less vigorous. But historians don’t like to use the term “Dark Ages” to name that period because it brought many important developments and activities, such as improvements in farming techniques. So in some ways, “Lost Ages” might be a more apropos descriptor. Now let’s turn our attention to a metaphorically comparable phase of your own past, Capricorn: an era that’s a bit fuzzy in your memory, a phase about which your understanding is incomplete. I suspect that the coming weeks will be an excellent time to revisit that part of your life and see what new evidence and insights you can mine.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Why do some American libraries ban

certain books, ensuring they’re unavailable to local readers? The reasons may be because they feature profanity or include references to sex, drug use, the occult, atheism, and unusual political viewpoints. Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis is one of the most frequently censored books. Others are Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Beloved by Toni Morrison, and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. In my astrological opinion, these are exactly the kinds of books you should especially seek out in the coming weeks. In fact, I suggest you commune with a variety of art and ideas and influences that are controversial, provocative, and intriguing.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): At the age of 97, Piscean cartoonist Al Jaffee is still creating new material for the satirical Mad magazine, where he has worked since 1964. There was one 63-year stretch when his comic stylings appeared CANCER in all but one of Mad’s monthly issues. I nominate him (June 21-July 22): Musician Carol Kaye is the most to be your role model during the next four weeks. It’s famous bass guitarist you’ve never heard of. Over the a favorable time for you to access and express a high degree of tenacity, stamina, and consistency. Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700.

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BUDGET AND PLANNING OFFICE Responsible to the Executive Director, Budget and Planning for planning and development of the University’s capital programs, working closely with senior management, Academic Senate committees, and officials from UC Office of the President. Provides leadership and resolution for all planning issues related to UCSB capital improvement programs; project scope, budget allocations, and scheduling; donor‑funded capital projects; real estate acquisition planning; and campus space planning and space inventory. Key responsibilities include: managing the campus consultation process for prioritization and approval of capital projects; developing and supervising major capital improvements; reviewing design development documents to ensure adherence to the capital program’s scope, budget and schedule; coordinating with the Directors of Campus Planning and Design, Design and Construction Services, and Facilities Management in determining the scope, budget and scheduling of the capital projects; and providing primary staff support to the Campus Planning Committee (CPC) and the CPC Subcommittee for Donor Funded Projects and other Chancellor’s advisory committees as requested. Reqs: 15+ years of progressive experience in Capital Planning, Project Management, Financial Analysis and Space Planning. Advanced knowledge of planning, design, construction, environmental issues, legal issues, applicable laws and regulations, planning, and state/ federal legislative processes. Strong organizational, analytical, written and interpersonal communication skills, including strong negotiating skills and highly developed political acumen. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Salary competitive, commensurate with experience.

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PHYSICS DEPARTMENT Provides professional leadership in the Department of Physics Machine Shop, ensuring a high level of quality work and customer service, and providing advice to the Department Chair and Department Manager to maintain the highest quality operations and cutting edge capabilities. Responsible for providing engineering services to a significant number of diverse research organizations and projects; which include prototype development of unique and complex scientific apparatus in support of research programs from a number of academic disciplines. Takes an active role in challenging machining, design and fabrication projects, understanding a wide variety of commercial scientific equipment and be able to redesign and modify such equipment for use in highly specialized experiments. Coordinates the major development segments/phases of research projects including detailing of fabrication schedules, material procurement, production layout and integration of supporting services, testing and modification as required. Coordinates research laboratory facilities with existing systems within laboratories and various research support systems in Broida Hall and PSB South. Maintains liaison with Physical Facilities relative to systems design and modification. Administers the shop budget and associated recharge operations, resolving discrepancies if necessary. Supervises, trains and manages the daily operations of four full time career staff to ensure efficient production and support to a host of heterogeneous research projects. Provides expert consultation, advice and resolutions to a wide variety of manufacturing schemes and processes. Ensures compliance with required safety regulations. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations. Minimum of seven years precision machining experience, including at least two years of prototype and/or experimental machining experience. Experience designing tools and/ or assemblies using various CAD programs, including AutoCAD and SolidWorks. Ability to lead a team and to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying any challenges or barriers. Must be computer proficient. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Must be able to lift and carry parts, tooling, and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. $75,000‑$100,000/yr. Salary commensurate with experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,

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RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS Performs skilled painting tasks for University owned Residential Halls/ Housing and its related buildings at on and off campus locations. May be assigned other duties (including those in other craft areas) to accomplish the operational needs of the department. Affirms and implements the department Educational Equity Plan comprised of short and long term objectives that reflect a systematic approach to preparing both students and staff for a success in a multi‑cultural society. Work in an environment, which is ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic. Reqs: 4+ years demonstrated work in the painter trade, showing multiple skills within the paint trade. Similar type apartment paintwork experience as well as paint applications to wood and stucco buildings. Knowledge and ability to perform interior and exterior wall repairs to various wall types such as drywall, wire lath, and plaster and stucco. Ability to safely erect, work on, and or operate scaffolding, high ladders, various lifts, power washers, airless and HVLP spray systems, and air compressors. Ability to meet critical timelines and work independently or in teams. Must have effective communication skills and ability to interact as a team member with sensitivity towards a multi‑cultural work environment. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs and work while on a ladder. Hours and schedule may vary to meet the operational needs of the dept. Ability to respond to after hours and weekend maintenance calls. Participation in after‑hours and weekend duty program. $34.49/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 3/25/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20190139

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delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk; By: Rosa Reyes, Deputy; Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer Attorney for Petitioner: S. Timothy Buynak SBN 44932; Buynak Fauver Archbald & Spray, LLP 820 State Street, 4th Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 966‑7000 Published Mar 21, 28. Apr 4 2019.

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: INTERNATIONAL SPORTS SCIENCES ASSOCIATION, ISSA at 1015 Mark Avenue Carpinteria, CA 93013; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 03/01/2016 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2016‑0000626. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Sal A Arria (same address) Fred Hatfield 902 Wyngate Court Safety Harbor, FL 34695 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 26, 2019. 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 Margarita Silva, Published: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: BARRELWORKS, FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING CO., THE TAPROOM, THE TAPROOM AT FIRESTONE, WALKER BREWING CO. at 620 McMurray Road Buellton, CA 93427; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 06/10/2014 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2014‑0001712. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Firestone Walker LLC (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 7, 2019. 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: Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019.

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FBN ABANDONMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: FOOTHILL PET HOSPITAL at 675 Cieneguitas Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 08/30/2017 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2017‑0002453. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Michael Dean Rittenberg DVM 1894 W Chapel Drive Camarillo, CA 93010 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 2019. 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: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PERCH CO WORKING, THE PERCH, PERCH GOLETA, PERCH SB at 250 Storke Road Suite 10 Goleta, CA 93117; Alexander R. Markovich 2833 Spring Meadow Drive Corona, CA 92881 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 14, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000384. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUPPORTTK at 726 East Cota St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Supporttk LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Natascha Cohen Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 1, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000271. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ONE CARAT MANI & PEDI at 8 W Figueroa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Takako Sato 6623 Calle Koral Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 29, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000242. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PUEBLO REALTY GROUP, PUEBLO REALTY GROUP REFERRALS at 144 E. Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Elizabeth Briggs 1826 Overlook Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Elizabeth Briggs Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 21, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000434. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOG WASH WELDING at 86 Six Flags Circle Buellton, CA 93427; April Trieger (same address) Trevor Trieger (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 4, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000295. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JOHN L’S PRODUCTIONS at 4144 Vista Clara Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110; John Lewellen Pitcher (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 21, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000430. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INTERACT THEATRE SCHOOL at 535 La Marina Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Eirene Maya Smith (same address) Monty D Smith (same address) Natalia Emily Smith (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Eirene Maya Smith Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 20, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000420. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MOKE SB BY WHEEL FUN RENTALS at 24 E Mason St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Wheel Fun Rentals (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 15, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000391. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOLETA CONCRETE PUMPING at 222 W. Haley St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sergio Corona Borrayo (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 4, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000292. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STUDIO 920 at 1606 Grand Ave Apt E Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Rafael Parmegiani Coelho (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 8, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000344. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: TYPE RAMP at 133 East De La Guerra #298 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Samuel Gates 930 Carpinteria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 20, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000414. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BIKE RENTAL BY WHEEL FUN RENTALS at 24 E Mason St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Wheel Fun Rentals (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 15, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000392. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: WILD BELONGING at 2429 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Alexis Slutzky 2429 Bath St Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 29, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000239. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SCOR PRODUCTIONS at 16030 Tupper Street North Hills, CA 91343; Ice Productions, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Randolph G. I CE Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000258. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAMINS 2 DREAMS at 313 N F St. Lompoc, CA 93436; Kalawashq’ Wine Cellars, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Randolph G. I CE Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 21, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000425. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WRITE KINDA GIRL, WRITEKINDAGIRL 216 West Gutierrez Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 1, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000501. Published: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROSE CAFE CATERING at 1816 Cliff Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Rosanna Barajas 321 Cliff Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 22, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000445. Published: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CVS/PHARMACY #11216 7030 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Garfield Beach CVS, L.L.C. 1 CVS Drive Woonsocket, RI 02895 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000455. Published: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ALLIED CENTRAL COAST DISTRIBUTING 815 S. Blosser Road Santa Maria, CA 93458 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000453. Published: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ELECTRICARE at 133 E De La Guerra Unit 224 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Neev Naor 11024 Balboa Blvd #275 Granada Hills, CA 91344 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 21, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000427. Published: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FOOTHILL PET HOSPITAL at 675 Cieneguitas Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Santa Barbara Animal Integrative Medicine, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000462. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COLLECTIVELY CLEAN 927 1/2 East Montecito St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Juan Gonzalez 4132 Constellation Rd Lompoc, CA 93436; Victoriano Perez 927 1/2 East Montecito St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 12, 2019. 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0000354. Published: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MODERN EYE CARE at 3890 La Cumbre Plaza Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Douglas A. Katsev 4225 Via Presada Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Nina Katsev (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000464. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: HIDEAWAY WINE COMPANY, HIDEAWAY WINES, THE HIDEAWAY at 92 2nd Street, Ste C & D Buellton, CA 93427; Standing Sun Wines Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 19, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000399. Published: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LIFESTYLE DESIGN, LIFESTYLEDESIGN at 216 E. Cota St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Global Lifestyle Design, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000466. Published: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GABRIELLE ANNEGRET at 118 W. Victoria #7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gabrielle Barysch‑Crosbie (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 26, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000467. Published: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HONEYBEE TREE CARE at 252 San Nicolas Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Jeffrey D Stark (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 22, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000447. Published: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: A HARLEQUIN’S KOMBUCHA, HARLEQUIN KOMBUCHA at 2985 Steele St. Los Olivos, CA 93441; Pacific Rim Adventures Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 27, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000482. Published: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: YOUR ERRAND RUNNER 5662 Calle Real #481 Goleta, CA 93117; Dee Wingo (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 4, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000517. Published: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: FUNK FACTORY at 208 Gray Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Luke Lamar 2416 Calle Galicia Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Micah Lamar (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Micah Lamar Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 8, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000566. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALL WAYS CARING HOMECARE at 805 N Whittington Parkway, Suite 400 Louisville, KY 40222; Southern Home Care Services, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000452. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PURA VIDA CASAS at 3588 La Entrada Santa Barbara, CA 93105; George Kent Murdoch (same address) Katrina Marie Alice Murdoch (same address)­ T his business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 6, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000537. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STRENGTH HAPPENS at 820 E. Haley St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Santa Barbara Training LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 28, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000486. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: A BIKE RENTAL, A WHEEL FUN RENTALS, WHEEL FUN RENTALS, A BIKE TOURS OF SANTA BARBARA, CYLES 4 RENT, A SANTA BARBARA TROLLEY COMPANY, SANTA BARBARA TROLLEY CO at 24 E. Mason St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Wheel Fun Rentals of Santa Barbara Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 4, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000516. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ST.­ATHANASIUS ORTHODOX CHURCH BOOKSTORE at 300 Sumida Gardens Ln. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; St. Athanasius Orthodox Church (same address)This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Valerie Yova, agent Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 28, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000487. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: HEAD WEST at 21 C West Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Peggy Jo Love 955 Jimeno Road Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 7, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000552. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CCSB, COMPLETE CARE SANTA BARBARA, COMPLETE CARE, COMPLETE CARE AT HOME at 1160 N. San Marcos Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Complete Care Santa Barbara LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 14, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000620. Published: Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA ESTATE MANAGEMENT at 2727 Miradero Dr #102 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Joseph D Boudre (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 8, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000555. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: INSECTO PEST CONTROL at 3905 State Street, Ste 7‑196 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Sierra West Business Services, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 8, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000570. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA ESTATE PLANNER at 21 East Carrillo Street, Suite 110 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Timothy Follett 426 Paseo Del Descanso Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 8, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000562. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COVERWIZ at 854 Fellowship Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Matthew Jacob Brucker 2050 E. Gonzales Rd #200 Oxnard, CA 93036 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 7, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000550. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: BARRELWORKS, THE TAPROOM AT FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING COMPANY, FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING COMPANY, THE TAPROOM at 620 McMurray Road Buellton, CA 93427; Firestone Walker Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 7, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000546. Published: Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HECTOR’S PAINTING at 66 Ocean View Ave Apt 34 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Hector E Casas (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 5, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000528. Published: Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ALAMO MOTEL at 425 Bell Street Los Alamos, CA 93440; Shelter Rancho Alamo, LLC 615 W Ojai Ave Ojai, CA 93023 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 8, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000559. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: AHUSTALYNN, A R E B E L LY N N A RT I S TA , ATHERAPLYNN at 1564 Los Caneros Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Amy Clark (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 4, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000509. Published: Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB EASTSIDE SOCIETY at 1102 E Montecito St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Milpas Community Association PO Box 40518 Santa Barbara, CA 93140 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 8, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000561. Published: Mar 14, 21, 28. Apr 4 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MONTECITO ADVENTURE COMPANY at 2246 Lillie Ave Summerland, CA 93067; Peter V Berkey 931 Castillo Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 12, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000597. Published: Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA SMART CONNECTIONS at 323 Mellifont Ave #A Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Samuel Ramirez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 12, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0000588. Published: Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA COURTHOUSE WEDDINGS, VIVA TACO BAR, SB COURTHOUSE WEDDINGS, VIVA EVENTS at 1114 State St #20 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Viva LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 12, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000590. Published: Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: PATTERSON IMAGING at 122 S. Patterson Ave #202 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Kevin T. Miller DDS, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 11, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000578. Published: Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: CHAPLAIN 24/7 at 4575 Hollister Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93110; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 04/13/2015 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2015‑0001191. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Believer’s Edge 2822 Puesta Del Sol Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 14, 2019. 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 Thomas Brian, Published: Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HABRA INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, HIP PROPERTIES at 1221 Chapala Street #8 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jacques Habra 3425 Sea Ledge Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 15, 2019. 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: 2019‑0000627. Published: Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SAFE SOLUTIONS at 1415 Revere Street Santa Barbara, CA 93455; Jacob Shanbrom (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 21, 2019. 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 Debra Sanchez. FBN Number: 2019‑0000433. Published: Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF JONATHAN ROBERT SWEITZER ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV00900 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: JONATHAN ROBERT SWEITZER TO: JONATHAN ROBERT MCGREGOR 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 Apr 17, 2019 8:30am, Dept ONE, 312‑C Santa Maria, CA 93436 Superior Court Of California, County of Santa Maria A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Feb 18 2019. by Timothy J. Staffel, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF MICHAEL JOSEPH ANGEL GOMEZ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV00907 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: MICHAEL JOSEPH ANGEL GOMEZ TO: MICHAEL JOSEPH ANGEL GUTIERREZ THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING April 5, 2019 9:00 am, Dept SM2, SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 312 E. Cook Street Santa Maria, CA 93454 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Feb 19, 2019. by Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; J.,­ Nicola , Deputy Clerk; James F. Rigali Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KYLE JASMINE MCBEATH ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV00920 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: KYLE JASMINE MCBEATH TO: JASMINE MCBEATH NATION 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 May 08, 2019 9:30am, Dept 6, 1100 Anacapa St PO Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Superior Court Of California, County of Santa Barbara A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Feb 27 2019. by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF JAMAAL WILKES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV01214 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: JAMAAL ABDUL‑LATEEF WILKES TO: JAMAAL KEITH WILKES 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 May 08, 2019 9:30am, Dept 6, 1100 Anacapa St PO Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Superior Court Of California, County of Santa Barbara 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 Mar 13 2019. by Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 21, 28. Apr 4, 11 2019.

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE CASE NO. BP111083 In the Superior Court of the State of California, for the County of Los Angeles In the Matter of the Estate of Brophy Family Trust ‑ 1993. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell at Private Sale, to the highest and best bidder, subject to confirmation of said Superior Court, on or after the 29th day of March, 2019, at the office of Rebecca J. Thyne, Esq., Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney & Kruse, LLP, 301 N. Lake Avenue, 10th Floor, Suite 1000, Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 793‑9400, all the right, title and interest of said trust in and to all the certain Read property, situated in the County of Santa Barbara, State of California, particularly described as follows: One Hundred percent (100%) interest in 5055 East Camino Cielo Road, Santa Barbara, California 93105, and legally descried as: PARCEL ONE: Parcel “D” of Parcel Map no. 12,900 in the County of Santa Barbara, State of California, as shown on the Map Filed in Book 25, Pages 78 to 82, inclusive, of Parcel Maps in the Office of the County Recorder of Said County PARCEL TWO: An easement for well site purposes on, over and under the “Well Site” shown and designated as “A” and “B” on the Parcel Map Filed in Book 25, Pages 78 to 82 of Parcel Maps in the Office of the County Recorder of Said County. PARCEL THREE: An easement for reservoir and well site purposes on, over and under the “Reservoir and Well Site” as shown and Designated as “C” on Said Parcel Map Filed in Book 25, Pages 78 to 82 of Parcel Maps in the Office of the County Recorder of Said County. PARCEL FOUR: An easement for utilities, pipe line and private road purposes, 30 feet wide, over parcels “A”, “B” and “C” shown as ‘30 foot easement for private road purposes’ on said Parcel Map filed in Book 25, Pages 78 to 82 of Parcel Maps in the office of the County Recorder of Said County. PARCEL FIVE: An easement for a water line, 10 feet wide, over parcels “A”, “B” and “C” as shown and designated on said Parcel Map filed in Book 25, Pages 78 to 82 of Parcel Maps in the office of the County Recorder of Said County. PARCEL SIX: An easement for water line, utility and well access purposes, 30 feet wide, over parcel “A” of said Parcel Map shown as “30 Foot Water Line Easement” on said Parcel Map filed in Book 25, Pages 78 to 82 of Parcel Maps in the office of the County Recorder of Said County. PARCEL SEVEN: An undivided one‑quarter ownership interest in and to that certain water supply and distribution system within the access, well, reservoir and pipe line easements shown on Parcel Map no. 12,900 filed in Book 25, Page 78 to 82 of Parcel Maps in the office of the County Recorder of Said County, together with the right to take and use for the benefit of the real property hereinabove described in Parcel one, one‑quarter of all water produced by said water supply and distribution system. APN: 153‑350‑08 More commonly known as: 5055 East Camino Cielo, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Terms of sale are cash in lawful money of the United States on confirmation of sale, or part cash and balance upon such terms and conditions as are acceptable to the personal representative. Five percent of amount bid to be deposited with bid. Bids or offers to be in writing and will be received at the aforesaid office at any time after the first publication hereof and before date of sale. Dated March 1, 2019 Matthew T. Brophy, Trustee of the Brophy Family Trust ‑ 1993 Personal Representative of the Estate.

Attorney(s) at Law: Rebecca J. Thyne, Esq. Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney & Kruse, LLP 301 North Lake Avenue, 10th Fl., Suite 1000 Pasadena, California 91101 (626) 793‑9400 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/19 CNS‑3228915# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

STATEMENT OF DAMAGES STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) JORDAN D. HANKEY (SBN 266995) Attorney for PLAINTIFF: JEFFREY HARRIS, et al. Case number: 18CV04918. TO: DEFENDANT: ROBERT DECKER, et al. 1. General Damages a. Pain, suffering, and inconvenience $100,000.00 b. Emotional distress $100,000.00 c. Loss of consortium $10,000.00 2. Special damages a. Medical expenses (to date) $3,263.12 b. Future medical expenses (present value) $15,000.00 expenses c. Loss of earnings (to date) $250,000.00 d. Loss of future earning capacity $500,000.00 (present value) 3. Punitive damages: Plaintiff rexerves the right to seek punitive damages in the amount of (specify) $150,000.00 when pursuing a judgement in the suit filed against you. seeks damages in the above‑entitled action, as follows: The name, and address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Jordan D. Hankey (SBN 266995) Law Office of Jordan D. Hankey 903 State Street, Suite 205 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805‑682‑3352 Published Date: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019. STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) JORDAN D. HANKEY (SBN 266995) Attorney for PLAINTIFF: JEFFREY HARRIS, et al. Case number: 18CV04918. TO: DEFENDANT: ROBERT DECKER, et al. 1. General Damages a. Pain, suffering, and inconvenience $100,000.00 b. Emotional distress $100,000.00 c. Loss of consortium $10,000.00 2. Special damages a. Medical expenses (to date) $2,500.00 b. Future medical expenses (present value) $15,000.00 expenses 3. Punitive damages: Plaintiff rexerves the right to seek punitive damages in the amount of (specify) $150,000.00 when pursuing a judgement in the suit filed against you. seeks damages in the above‑entitled action, as follows: Date: February 11, 2019. The name, and address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Jordan D. Hankey (SBN 266995) Law Office of Jordan D. Hankey 903 State Street, Suite 205 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805‑682‑3352 Published Date: Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019.

SUMMONS SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): ROBERT DECKER; VICTORIA L. ARCHER; Does 1‑10 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): JEFFREY HARRIS (In Pro Per); KIMBERLY HARRIS (In Pro Per) NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.­gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal

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NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL HEARING April 2, 2019, at 6:00 PM Beneficial Project Fee Resolution NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the City Council will conduct a public hearing on a Resolution establishing a list of Beneficial Projects that may be eligible to receive reductions to certain Development Impact Fees. The date, time, and location of the public hearing are as follows: HEARING DATE AND TIME:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 @ 6:00PM

HEARING LOCATION:

City of Goleta City Hall Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117

PROJECT LOCATION: The proposed list of Beneficial Projects would apply citywide, including areas of the City within the Coastal Zone. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A summary of the major provisions of the Resolution includes establishment of Beneficial Projects Categories potentially eligible for reduction or waiver of Development Impact Fees (DIFs) otherwise required as condition of project approval, as authorized by the City’s DIF ordinance, to what categories of development impact fees beneficial project reductions apply, what categories of projects are considered “beneficial” and therefore eligible for a DIF reduction or waiver, the approval process for DIF reductions, and by what percentage should DIFs be reduced for each beneficial project category. Reducing or waiving DIFs encourages or removes barriers to certain categories of development considered to be beneficial. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW: The City’s action to adopt the DIF Beneficial Projects Resolution is statutorily exempt under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15273, which states that CEQA does not apply to “the establishment, modification, structuring, restructuring, or approval of rates, tolls, fares, and other charges by public agencies . . . for the purpose of: (1) Meeting operating expenses, . . . (4) Obtaining funds for capital projects, necessary to maintain minimum service within existing service areas” and CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), which exempts activities where it can be seen with certainty there is no possibility of having a significant effect on the environment. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/or oral comments. Written submittals concerning agenda items may be sent to the City Clerk Group e-mail: cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org; or mail: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117. 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 Peter Imhof, Planning and Environmental Review Director, at 805-961-7541 or pimhof@cityofgoleta.org. DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The proposed Beneficial Projects Resolution staff report, draft resolution and supporting documents will be available at least 72 hours prior to the City Council meeting. These materials may be obtained at the City of Goleta, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or on the City website at www.cityofgoleta.org. 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 Section 65009(b)[2]). Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact Deborah Lopez, City Clerk, at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Publish:

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Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.­gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.­ sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (wwwlawhelpcalifornia.­org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.­gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotasy los costos esentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de

derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el graveman de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NO: (Numero del Caso) 18CV04918 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT ANACAPA DIVISION, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Jeffrey Harris and Kimberly Harris; 167 Vista del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 Phone No. (805) 455‑4545 DATE: Oct 05, 2018 Sarah Sisto Deputy Clerk; Published. Feb 28. Mar 7, 14, 21 2019. SUMMONS (PARENTAGE‑Custody and Support) CITACION (Parternidad‑Custodia y Manutencion) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name)­ (Aviso Al Demandad (Nombre): JOSE ANTONIO BARRIENTOS SILVA YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. Read the information below and on the next page (Lo han demandado. Lea la informacion a continuacion y en la pagina siguiente). PETITIONER’S NAME (Nombre del demandante): ANITA LOPEZ PALMA You have 30 calendar days after this summons and petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL‑120 or FL‑270) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your right to custody of your children. You may also be ordered to pay child support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courts.ca.­gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www. lawhelpca.org) or by contacting you local county bar association. Notice: The restraining order on page 2 remains in effect against each parent until the petition is dismissed, a judgement is entered, or the court makes further orders. this order is enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement office who has received or seen a copy of it.

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Fee Waiver: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de sesta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120 or FL‑270) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerio. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion de los hijos, honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encontrar un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. AVISO: La Orden de proteccion que aparecen en la pagina 2 continuara en vigencia en cuanto a cada parte hasta que se emita un fallo final, se despida la peticion o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas orden puede hacerla acatar en cualquier lugar de California. Exencion de Cuotas: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. CASE NO: 18FL01936 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SUPERIOR COURT OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street P.O Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is : Charter Claiborne Hughes 329 E Cabrillo St. Ste. H Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805‑965‑6810 DATE: Aug 07, 2018. By Thomas Hernandez, Deputy Published Mar 21, 28. Ar 4, 11 2019..

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