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Three Former Patients Seek Multimillion-Dollar Payout from Ventura’s Aurora Vista del Mar by Delaney Smith hree women, two of whom are from Santa Barbara County, are suing the Aurora Vista del Mar Psychiatric Hospital in Ventura and its holding company, Signature Healthcare Services, for multimillion-dollar payouts after being sexually abused by the hospital’s then mentalhealth worker Juan Valencia. Valencia pleaded guilty in 2015 to having sex with one of the patients and pleaded guilty in 2016 to two felonies involving the other two patients: rape of an incompetent person and penetration by a foreign object. He is now serving a six-year sentence. David Feldman, the lawyer representing the three plaintiffs, said in his opening statement on June 19 at the Ventura County Courthouse that the hospital and Signature Healthcare Services are to blame because of chronic staff shortages, poor staff training, poor supervision of Valencia, and failure to do a thorough enough employee background check. “They didn’t keep them safe, therefore [Aurora Vista del Mar and Signature Healthcare Services] are responsible for the harm caused to them,” he told the jury. Aurora Vista del Mar’s lawyer, Tom Beach, said in his opening statement that the hospital had a “zero-tolerance rule about fraternizing with patients.” He argued Aurora cannot be held responsible for an employee who chose to break the rules because he kept it secret from the hospital; it therefore fell outside the scope of his employment. “The fact that Juan Valencia accepted responsibility for his misconduct does not mean the hospital did anything wrong,” Beach said in court. “He would say to [the plaintiffs], ‘Don’t tell anybody. You know I could lose my job over this.’” Although Valencia had a prior statutory rape conviction in 2000, Beach said the hospital cannot be held liable for hiring Valencia because his conviction was expunged and didn’t appear in the hospital’s background check. Valencia was 18 at the time and
impregnated his then-14-year-old girlfriend. Beach said part of the reason it was expunged was that Valencia “lived with his girlfriend and helped raise their child for a period of time.” Feldman said Valencia was known as “Rapey Juan” by his coworkers in the hospital, though, which he argued as proof that the hospital could still be held accountable for hiring someone with a history of sexual misconduct despite the deletion of the statutory rape conviction from his record. Valencia worked at the facility from February 2010 to November 2013, when the three plaintiffs were admitted. Feldman said staff acknowledged Valencia was flirtatious with patients. Before the 2017 Thomas Fire, the Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness sent more than 500 of
The lawyer representing the three plaintiffs said Juan Valencia was known as ‘Rapey Juan’ by his coworkers in the hospital. its patients to Vista del Mar annually, its Chief Quality Care and Strategy Officer Suzanne Grimmesey said. She said the department sent 750 patients in the fiscal 2014-2015 year, and 631 and 656 in the next two years, respectively. After the Thomas Fire burned part of Vista del Mar, the department sent only childaged Santa Barbara patients to the Ventura psychiatric hospital, a total of 220 this past fiscal year. Because Santa Barbara County’s crisis stabilization unit and two crisis centers were completed around the time of the fire, Grimmesey said many of the adult patients are sent there instead, reducing overall psychiatric hospitalization.
Cottage Hospital’s psychiatric facility provides care only to Santa Barbara patients who check in voluntarily, are over the age of 18, and have private insurance. Patients not fitting the mold are often sent to Vista del Mar, but the exact number couldn’t be provided by the hospital’s public relations manager Maria Zate by the time of publication. Beach’s main argument was that the women’s relationships with Valencia were consensual. “The evidence will show you that the plaintiffs agreed to and consented to the contact and the relationships with Juan Valencia.… There’s no evidence of force. No evidence of violence. No evidence of intimidation,” Beach said. All three of the women were diagnosed with psychosis and bipolar personality disorder, though, which Feldman asserted made them unable to give consent. “When [one of the plaintiffs] came to the hospital, she was at her most vulnerable,” Feldman said. “He abused her and betrayed her trust.” In a transcribed 2014 interview between former Ventura Police Detective Nicholas Edwards and one of the three plaintiffs, the plaintiff said that although she willingly engaged in a sexual relationship with Valencia, she was in a delusional mental state and believed he was “of a higher power.” At times she said she believed he was a manifestation of her boyfriend coming to visit her through Valencia’s body. She cited the first time Valencia crossed a line as when he came into the hospital bathroom she was showering in and commented on her breasts, asking her if “they were real.” She was at the facility on a 5150, a state-mandated psychiatric hold. It was one of three times she was admitted and under Valencia’s care. The ongoing trial will focus also on whether Signature Healthcare Services will be held responsible. Mindee Stekkinger, a partner in Beach’s firm and representing Signature, claims it can’t be held liable because it does not provide patient care and only serves as a management organization. The trial is expected to continue through August. n
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spoke during public comment and told the board how much the program meant to them. Almost all mentioned being introverted and pointed to the Peace Builders and AHA! for helping them come out of their shell and excel in high school and, for some, college. Gloria Sandoval, a 14-year-old Santa Barbara High sophomore, said AHA! helped her with her self-esteem and taught her coping mechanisms for her anxiety. “I can call them my new or second family,” she said. While most commenters sang AHA!’s praises, Sheridan Rosenberg, a Fair Education member currently involved in a lawsuit with the district for its work with nonprofit Just Communities, asked the district to “stop bringing on unfettered nonprofits and bucketing money to them.” While the district funds $30,000 a year for Peace Builders, AHA! fundraises more than $300,000 a year for Peace Builders and the other programs they offer to district youth, said Program Director Melissa Lowenstein. Peace Builders will continue at Santa Barbara High, Dos Pueblos High, and the four — Blanca Garcia junior high schools. PAU L WELLM AN
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housing would be produced. While lots of rentals ensued, very little of it was remotely affordable. The first project out the gate, the Marc on outer State Street—charged $3,500 to $4,200 a month for two-bedroom units. Community members in affected neighborhoods protested that the increased densities, fewer parking spaces, and relaxed setback requirements produced no affordable housing. Supporters of AUDs countered that the program —for all its flaws—had succeeded in generating a steady stream of rental housing after a 50-year drought. At the outset of council deliberations, a clear majority favored a 15 percent inclusionary requirement, but councilmembers Meagan Harmon, Kristen Sneddon, Jason Dominguez, and Oscar Gutierrez all compromised and agreed to a 10 percent requirement. Mayor Murillo and the other councilmembers took pains to acknowledge each others’ concerns while standing up for the interests of their district or their own beliefs. The degree of decorum was striking, and the meeting proceeded with the determined civility bred of family feuds and —Nick Welsh bruised feelings.
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DR. LISA STORRIE-LOMBARDI SEARCH AND DESTROY: Law enforcement spent four days destroying 350,000 cannabis plants and seizing 20 tons of product from a Buellton operation.
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Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team Leads Massive Raid in Buellton by Nick Welsh team of 35 law enforcement officials led by the County Sheriff ’s Cannabis Compliance Team spent four days last week eradicating 350,000 cannabis plants from a licensed grow in Buellton on Highway 246 and seizing 20 tons of processed cannabis product. The high-profile raid took place as the political temperature surrounding cannabis in Santa Barbara County has achieved new heights. Sergeant Frank Vasquez, who leads the Cannabis Compliance Team, was closedmouthed regarding details, suggesting only that further enforcement actions might follow. The property in question is owned by Luis Cisneros and Cisneros Future LLC. Calls to Cisneros and his attorney have not been returned. Cisneros has not been arrested, and no charges have been filed. According to the statement released by the Sheriff ’s Office, the raid culminated a twomonth investigation into whether Cisneros obtained his temporary and provisional cultivation licenses for this operation from the state by fraudulent means. In the context of licensed cannabis operations, that fraud typically involves perjury, or lying about how long one has been cultivating marijuana. Under rules adopted by the County Board of Supervisors in 2018, growers cultivating medicinal marijuana prior to January 19, 2016, would be afforded “legal nonconforming status” if they signed affidavits stating that was the case. County administrators opted not to check the veracity of these statements, explaining they lacked the staff to do so. Had county supervisors looked into Cisneros’s claims at the time, they would have discovered he hadn’t purchased the land in question — 1807 West Highway 246 — until January 29, 2016, ten days past the deadline to qualify as legal nonconforming. In fact, the actual farm — Organic Green Farm — did not incorporate until March
19, 2018. Since then, Cisneros had obtained both temporary and provisional licenses and was in the process of securing a landuse permit from the county. He did so on the basis of an unverified affidavit signed March 30, 2018. Cinseros’s operations aroused the ire of several neighbors, according to the Sheriff ’s Office, including boutique winery owner Blair Pence, who complained that Cisneros’s grow was lit up at night with artificial lights and that its odors contributed to his wife’s chronic headaches. To date, criminal perjury charges have been filed against six other cannabis growers under similar circumstances. Of those, five have pleaded not guilty, and one pleaded out. After-the-fact questions about the veracity of such affidavits could prove thorny in the months ahead as various cannabis-cultivation applications wend their way through the county’s land-use permitting process and then have to endure further review during the appeal process. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson raised this very issue this week in Sacramento, casting the sole Democratic vote against a bill sponsored by Governor Gavin Newsom to extend the expiration date of state provisional licenses from one year to five. Under the bill ultimately hammered out by the Senate, a two-year extension will be allowed. In addition, Newsom sought unlimited relief from environmental review. When the state’s environmental community came unglued, Jackson recounted, a more limited period of relief was approved. Driving the changes is the regulatory logjam of cannabis operators racing to perfect their applications before deadlines expire. The state lacks the staffing levels to handle the load, Jackson stated, and county governments—like Santa Barbara —are struggling as well. Jackson sought four changes that would tighten up the language — especially one requiring greater scrutiny
Friday, June 28 • 6 – 8 pm Please join us in welcoming our new President and Observatory Director at the global headquarters of Las Cumbres Observatory. Dr. Storrie-Lombardi is coming to LCO from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she has been the project manager of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Visit our facility, meet our scientists & engineers, and view the newest additions to our global network: Two 1m telescopes bound for our observatory in the Canary Islands. Enjoy drinks, appetizers from C’est Cheese, and Texas BBQ from Neighbor Tim’s.
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iting recent studies that show mountain lion populations in Central and Southern California are teetering on the brink of an “extinction vortex”—meaning their numbers haven’t reached critically low levels but ongoing isolation and inbreeding could eventually wipe them out—scientists petitioned state officials this week to grant protective status to the big cats. The move is the opening salvo in what is sure to be a heated debate over habitat and development throughout nearly a third of the state. The petition, authored by the Mountain Lion Foundation and the Center for Biological Diversity and sent to the Department of Fish and Wildlife on Tuesday, describes six genetically distinct subspecies of coastal mountain lions between Santa Cruz and the U.S.-Mexico border that comprise what scientists argue is a “evolutionarily significant unit” (ESU) that should be declared threatened under the state’s Endangered Species Act. Santa Barbara County mountain lions are grouped within the “Central Coast Central” subpopulation that includes San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties. Biologists estimate 113 to 226 adult lions roam the region. Statewide, their numbers are believed to have dipped below 4,000. “Very few young lions can make their way through the maze of homes that dot the hillsides of Southern California,” said Lynn Cullens, executive director of the Mountain Lion Foundation. “They can’t cross eight-lane
IMBALANCE: In the eastern U.S., where mountain lions are now extinct, uncontrolled growth of deer populations has resulted in overgrazed vegetation and an increase in tick-borne illnesses.
freeways to find a territory and establish a home. Yet the lion populations in isolated mountain ranges depend on the genes of these young immigrants to avoid extinction.” They’re also often killed in retaliation for preying on livestock and after consuming prey tainted with rodenticide, Cullens said. The protection effort shouldn’t be viewed as completely anti-development, Cullens continued. “We’re not trying to stop people from building homes and highways,” she said. “What we’re trying to do is find sensible solutions that allow us to plan in the best way possible for wildlife, people, and domestic animals as the state grows.” Fish and Wildlife has three months to make an initial recommendation to the department’s commission, which will then vote on the petition later this year. —Tyler Hayden
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COUNTY The State Lands Commission arrives in Goleta on 6/27 to talk about the closure of Platform Holly and the two Venoco wells at Pier 421, just below Sandpiper Golf Club. It’s the second of the commission’s reports to the public to discuss Venoco’s properties post-bankruptcy, and staffers will be on hand to answer questions and concerns, and also to discuss the 5/28 oil release. The meeting takes place at Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, 5-8 p.m. Schoolkids can get free, healthy meals in 52 locations this summer through a countywide effort addressing the hunger epidemic. In its ninth year, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s Picnic in the Park lunch program arrives to 17 of the 52 sites running June-August, with the other 35 sites sponsored by school districts, cities, Community Action Commission, and No Kid Hungry. All kids 18 and under are eligible, and adults are welcome to a plate for only $4 at some sites. Text SUMMERFOOD to 877-877 for nearby locations. 12
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STATE California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was in Goleta last week with more than a dozen other state attorneys general for the Annual Conference of Western Attorneys General. This year, the threeday conference took place June 18-20 at the RitzCarlton Bacara, where attendees explored “the most pertinent legal issues,” including marijuana, privacy and data security, the Clean Water Act, and more. Becerra took time during his trip to hold two press conferences: the first to announce his fight against Trump’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan and the second to express his support for local Complete Count Committees for the 2020 Census.
COURTS & CRIMES A serial drunk driver who hit and killed a 91-yearold Montecito evacuee shortly after 2018’s 1/9 Debris Flow will be sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison, according to court documents. The driver, Goleta resident Nicholas Hart, 27, struck Casa Dorinda resident George Theodore “Ted” Johnson in a marked crosswalk at State and Micheltorena streets on 1/23/18 and fled the scene. Hart — who at the time was three times over the legal limit and speeding on a suspended license with two prior DUIs — recently pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts, and his sentencing hearing is scheduled for 8/5. n
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Carbajal Endorses Beto for Prez
the funds needed to care for the veterans of future wars. Families making $200,000 or more would pay $1,000 a year; those making less than $30,000 would pay $25. Carbajal said he was not familiar with the details of that proposal, but said he supported a “national service act” that would “encourage every young American to serve two years in the U.S. military or other public service.” Carbajal noted the Democrats “are lucky to have many good candidates running.” His longtime spokesperson Tess Whittlesey just stepped down to take a position with the presidential campaign being waged by Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Also working on the campaign is Chris Meagher, former spokesperson for Carbajal’s predecessor and political benefactor Lois Capps. (Before that, Meagher worked as reporter for the Independent.) — Nick Welsh
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ongressmember Salud Carbajal announced he is endorsing his former roommate and former Texas congressmember Beto O’Rourke, now running to secure the Democratic presidential nomination out of a crowded field of 24. As a roommate, Carbajal said O’Rourke cooked a mean flank steak. More than that, he added, he got “to know him and his family, saw his character and values firsthand, and saw his effectiveness as a legislator as fellow member of the House Armed Services Committee.” As a three-term congressmember and a onetime punk rocker, O’Rourke challenged Republican Senator Ted Cruz — then widely regarded as unbeatable — and came close to doing just that two years ago. O’Rourke will be taking to the presidential debate stage this week after having just introduced a proposal to impose a war tax on the households of all non-veterans to help raise
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MOBY DICK RESTAUR ANT ON THE WATERFRONT: The commission demanded the Miramar discontinue the use of security guards and ropes and stanchions on the beach in front of the luxury resort.
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he California Coastal Commission delivered the bureaucratic equivalent of a body slam to the Rosewood Miramar Beach for illegally blocking public beach access in front of the luxury resort. In a strongly worded 10-page letter sent to Miramar Managing Director Seán Carney, Commission Enforcement Officer Tina Segura demanded the resort discontinue the use of security guards and ropes and stanchions that function to “discourage and restrict” public access along the waterfront. She cited site visits by commission staff that confirmed complaints to the agency from Montecito residents. Her letter also referenced news reports as well as statements from Carney published by the Santa Barbara Independent. “The use of security guards on the beach effectively privatizes beach areas where the public has the right to be,” Segura wrote. “Further, ropes and posts have been placed on the beach and have remained on the beach on a consistent basis, which give the appearance that the entire beach is private. Public access is protected under the Coastal
Act, and protecting such access is a high priority of the Commission.” The Miramar’s private beach area runs the width of the property and extends only 60 feet from the edge of the boardwalk toward the ocean. If the tide gets high enough, the 60-foot limit line moves inland to accommodate a 20-foot strip of public access between the Miramar’s private beach area and the ocean. Segura said the commission expected immediate compliance from the Miramar along with a written confirmation sent to its offices no later than June 28. Otherwise, Segura said, the commission would consider levying up to $30,000 in fines every day the violations occurred. “Providing hotel guests who can afford the $700+ per night room rates exclusive use of the beach that legally may be used by the general public is inconsistent with the environmental justice provisions of the Coastal Act,” she wrote. Segura noted the hotel is still permitted to put out its lounge chairs and umbrellas as long as they are placed behind the 60-foot line and removed every evening. —Tyler Hayden
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ormer Sansum surgeon Dr. Paul Cisek, a prominent member of the clinic’s vascular department for nearly 20 years, is facing criminal charges of stalking, assault, and DUI. The charges stem from three separate cases dating back to August 2015; Cisek stopped working at Sansum in January 2017. Sansum spokesperson Jill Fonte declined to elaborate on the nature Dr. Paul Cisek of his departure from the clinic, saying only they “have no ongoing professional relationship.” According to prosecutor Kevin Weichbrod, Cisek briefly dated an employee in his office in 2015 before she ended things and tried to keep him “at arm’s length.” Cisek allegedly continued to text her—including a message that read: “I’ll come over without your permission”—and was recorded on video more than once incessantly ringing the woman’s doorbell. The harassment continued for three years. “The victim is afraid of the defendant based on the content and number of text messages over the years, showing up uninvited to her house multiple times, and an episode at Derf ’s restaurant where the defendant pushed the victim up against a wall and tried to kiss her,” Weichbrod wrote in a court filing.
In a separate case, on December 1, 2018, a Santa Barbara Police Department parking officer noticed Cisek parked in a red zone during the Milpas Holiday Parade. She asked him to move, but as she walked back to her car, “she heard the defendant start his vehicle and the engine rev loudly,” wrote Weichbrod. Cisek allegedly sped toward the officer, hit the brakes, and skidded to a stop a few feet from her. He then reportedly gave her the middle finger, did a U-turn, and drove away. Police stopped Cisek a short distance away and arrested him for assault and DUI. His blood alcohol concentration was reportedly 0.23 at the time, nearly three times the legal limit. Out on bail and driving with a suspended license, Cisek was again arrested on March 30, 2019, for a DUI hit-and-run in a Chapala Street parking lot. He allegedly smashed into an occupied parked car and fled the scene. Cisek’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 2. He remains licensed as a physician and surgeon by the Medical Board of California. The office of his defense attorney, Elizabeth O’Brien, said she was traveling this week and could not comment. —Tyler Hayden
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dison’s massive $11 million renovation of the downtown electrical grid started in 2017 and is just over half finished. The expected completion date is the end of 2021. And despite a few pesky road closures, traffic snarls, and planned outages, the project is going about as smoothly as could be expected. That was the report delivered Tuesday by Edison representatives to the City Council, which complimented the utility for being such a good “community partner.” Councilmember Jason Dominguez said the work
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itself and the communication to affected homes and businesses have been “above average and amazing.” The next major phase of the multilayered project will necessitate the trenching of Anacapa Street between Sola and Ortega streets. Ongoing lane closures are expected. City Administrator Paul Casey said some routine road repaving downtown is being delayed until Edison rolls through and completes its repairs. For outage and street closure information, visit on.sce.com/dtsb, call (800) 569-3525, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. —TH
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for false statements of legal nonconformance —but got nowhere for her efforts. Santa Barbara County, she explained, is unique among all 58 counties for the problems it’s encountered accommodating the new cannabis industry. Her fellow Democrats, she said, were more concerned about environmental safeguards. When the governor’s office compromised, she said, they went along with it. “It’s a very delicate balance,” Jackson said. “You don’t want to drive good operators underground into the black market. But there are other people who wouldn’t know a rule if it hit them over the head.” Critics of the county’s regulatory approach have pointedly and disapprovingly
noted that Santa Barbara has more licenses than any other county in the state. According to Dennis Bozanich, charged with bird-dogging the issue for the County CEO, that distinction now belongs to Humboldt County, which he stated now has 151 more licenses than Santa Barbara. That change, he stated, was a function of the rate of attrition caused by county’s strict regulatory regime. Over time, he said, many operations have given up on the permit application process, meaning they either went out of business or are flying under the radar illegally. In that case, he said, they are subject to immediate enforcement action. n
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No Truce in Montecito’s Water Wars by Melinda Burns he plans for a new operations building at the Montecito Sanitary District — a project 15 years in the making — are suddenly in limbo, a potential casualty of Montecito’s divisive water wars. The district board awarded $4.6 million in contracts for a 5,000-square-foot “essential services building” earlier this month on a 3-2 vote. The majority said it was well past time to replace the aging and substandard offices that were built decades ago behind the wastewater-treatment plant at 1042 Monte Cristo Lane. “These buildings have probably passed their life expectancy,” said Board President Tom Bollay, a Montecito architect, on June 7 in the district’s boardroom, under a roof that was tarped against leaks. “At some point, we have to move forward.” The district has 17 employees: The board majority said a new operations building would improve their desk space, bathrooms, breakrooms, showers, and training areas and bring working conditions into compliance with state and federal regulations. The board said the building was vital to the district’s wastewater-treatment operations and exempt under state law from county permits and environmental review. But opponents of the project asked the county Planning and Development Department to intervene, and last week, a county building inspector visited the district to ensure that no construction was underway. “We did some research, and our interpretation is that the building does require county permits,” said Lisa Plowman, the department director. Environmental review, if required, could delay the project by as much as six months, she said.
MERGER MANIA For now, the operations building is on hold. But perhaps the larger question is whether the sanitary district itself will survive as an independent agency. During the election campaign last November, routine district wastewater operations that the state Regional Water Quality Board views as commendable were the subject of blistering attacks by the Committee for Montecito Water Security, a slate of three candidates for the five-member Montecito Water District board and two for the sanitary district board. Backed by $120,000 in donations from a group of wealthy residents, including a number of members of the exclusive Birnam Wood and Valley Club of Montecito golf courses on East Valley Road, the slate won. Now, some of the new boardmembers and their donors have ambitious plans for the sanitary district’s 5.6-acre property and its $7-million capital replacement fund. First and foremost, they advocate for the consolidation, or merger, of Montecito’s sanitary and water districts. “It’s too soon in the ballgame to commit to a new building,” Woody Barrett, a new sanitary district boardmember, told his colleagues on June 7. Barrett said the land for the building project might someday be needed for a desalination plant, if a deal for a share of Santa Barbara’s supply falls through. And he said the money could be better spent helping some residents get off their septic systems and connect to the sewers. “Why do we need this new building? It hasn’t been explained
to me,” Barrett said. “I really can’t see how it benefits the ratepayers.” Jeff Kerns, who has served on the board for eight years, responded, “It’s going to have to be built someday. Do you wait until this one has fallen totally apart? The building would still be useful if we combine in a community services district.” From the audience, Ed Martin, a Montecito attorney and a $500 donor to the November slate, disagreed, saying, “If you let the contract now, it will be impossible to consolidate.” Bob Short, a retired real estate developer and “social member” of Birnam Wood who contributed $6,600 to the slate, also objected to the building, saying, “The land and money can be better utilized for the future of recycling.” Short and Martin later called county Planning and DevelLEGEND opment to request a review of the project. On June 19, Martin told the Montecito Planning Commission that environmental review should be conducted to determine whether there are toxic chemicals at the building site. On Monday, county Supervisor Das Williams said he hoped the water and sanitary districts would work together on a “substantive recycled water project” as their highest priority. “If that happened, there might be less controversy over this building,” Williams said.
BIG PLANS VS. SMALL PLANS The November election has upended water politics in the affluent community, where 90 percent of the water district’s annual supply is sprayed on lawns and gardens. The campaign came on the heels of the seventh year of a severe drought, in which residents faced stiff penalties for overwatering and a number of wells went dry, including two at Birnam Wood. Today, the new water district board is considering entering into a contract with Santa Barbara to buy a $5 million yearly share of the city’s supply, including desalinated water. Also, the board is studying whether Montecito’s wastewater can be purified and injected into the groundwater basins — a $32-million proposition. Meanwhile, the sanitary district has been laying the groundwork for a modest $5 million project that would treat wastewater to non-potable standards for irrigation. It would be similar to what Santa Barbara and Goleta have been doing for 25 years, but on a much smaller scale. In the end, Kerns said, only 10 percent of the Montecito’s water is used indoors and can be recovered through the sewer system for recycling. “It’s a relatively small amount, compared to the needs,” he said. “That seems to be lost in all of this.” Under the sanitary district’s proposal, the lion’s share of Montecito’s recycled water supply would go through “purple pipes”
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Opponents Take Aim at New Operations Building for Sanitary District
A to the district’s neighbors — the cemetery, Music Academy, SERVICES BUIL and the Biltmore resort, three of the community’sESSENTIAL biggest water users. (The golf courses are four miles away and uphill from the sanitary district.) “Intuitively, it would be as low-cost a project as there would be,” Kerns said, noting that the plan could not proceed without the water board’s approval. “It’s natural to consider it.” In late August, the sanitary district plans to launch a pilot non-potable recycling project on its property. The water will be used to irrigate district landscaping and clean out the sewer lines, and the district has proposed testing the supply on the cemetery lawns. At 10 a.m. on July 2, a committee of the sanitary and water districts will discuss the idea.
MOLD AND DRY ROT Before this year, the plans for the operations building have undergone 20 public hearings with no mention of any significant impacts to the environment, district officials said. Diane Gabriel, the general manager, said 70 percent of the new building would be used by workers who “touch wastewater every day” and need to log onto computers as part of their jobs. The present district office has mold, dry rot, termites, and asbestos, and there is no air conditioning or heating, Gabriel said. They would be demolished when the new building is finished. “We have to have a place where people who work outside can come in and cool off and get hydrated,” Gabriel said. “OSHA has strict rules about preventing heat illness.” The district has never subsidized property owners who want to hook up to the sewers, Gabriel said. As for the chemicals used in wastewater treatment, she said, there has never been a spill on district property. Finally, Gabriel said, the district has set aside nearly an acre of its land for whatever recycling project the water and sanitary districts agree to build in the future. n “There’s plenty of room,” she said.
UNDER REVIEW: The Montecito Sanitary District’s plan for an operations building (artist’s rendering above) are on hold, pending county review. The green in the floor plan at top is essential for the collection, treatment, and disposal of wastewater, Montecito Sanitary District officials say. INDEPENDENT.COM
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ARE WE THERE YET: Fires are fun to start.
They’re almost impossible to put out. That’s the story, in a very sour nutshell, of American military force over the past 30 years. Take Iraq. How is it we’re still fighting a war we won nearly 20 years ago? Last week, we were saved from striking yet another unquenchable spark by none other than Tucker Carlson, the mop-topped, bowtie-wearing Fox News commentator. When it came to launching a retaliatory missile attack against Iran over America’s destroyed surveillance drone and the two Molotov oil tankers Iran blew up the week prior, it turns out Carlson was the only grown-up in the War Room thinking with his brain rather than his Johnson. Has it really come to this? In a word, yes. The caveat, of course, is that it’s only a temporary reprieve. When it comes to Tucker Carlson, I’ve never been a fan. I never bought his whole preppie-intellectual-with-a-switchblade act. It’s like he’s overcompensating for the fact he’s not the ever-smug Sean Hannity. Hannity, it should be noted—if only for purposes of establishing some tenuous local hook—got his start as a talk-show storm trooper right here in Santa Barbara, vaporizing the local airwaves with banter—no doubt insightful and informative—about lesbians and turkey basters via his perch at KCSB.
Last week, we learned the former Unreality TV star now occupying the Oval Office called back a “locked and loaded” attack order
despite the overwhelming support of his advisors who urged him to blow shit up. Our game show host in chief, we have been told, rescinded that order when it became clear to him that as many as 150 Iranians could get blown to smithereens in the process. The new word used to describe the smithereening of unsuspecting human subjects is “kinetic.” Please note and incorporate into daily usage. Carlson apparently got the memo and got very kinetic about it. He weighed in against the missile strike on his show. He weighed in with private phone calls to El Prez, too. And he made a lot of sense. No Americans actually got killed by the destruction of the drone, he noted. To kill 150 Iranians might be “disproportionate,” suck the United States into another long, drawnout war, and, most critically, destroy Trump’s chances at reelection. Iran, the squinty-eyed Carlson pointed out, is four times bigger than Iraq. Unlike Iraq, which is riven with multiple religious and ethnic factions, Iran is culturally unified. It has a much bigger army than Iraq ever did, is much better trained, and has been preparing for war. Besides, Tucker added, the Prez had campaigned as an isolationist. Trump is apparently a big fan, regularly tweeting things he learned on Tucker’s show and exchanging bromance emails with Carlson. In one, Trump acknowledged Tucker
had better hair, but bragged he still got “more
pussy.” It’s come to this? A long time ago, as it turns out. What else would you expect from a president now accused of sexual assault by as many women as there are Democrats running for their party’s nomination? Or whose first line of defense against the latest charge —of actual rape—was, “She’s not my type.” Or whose attorneys just argued that soap and toothbrushes are not, in fact, required in the new konzentration kinderkamps created to sequester immigrant children from their parents. When it comes to totalitarian trash talking, North Korea pretty much owns the Gold Standard. When it comes to John Bolton, Trump’s twitchy-fingered, trigger-happy national security advisor for whom the solution to any problem is a well-placed bomb, the North Koreans have been predictably effusive. Atlantic Magazine reports that in 2003, when Bolton was advising another Republican president to drop a few airborne kinetic devices, the North Koreans referred to him, as “human scum,” “a bloodsucker,” or my favorite, “a beastly man bereft of reason.” Last week, Tucker Carlson teed off on Bolton with a jeremiad that left the North Koreans choking on his dust. He described Bolton as “a bureaucratic tapeworm,” adding, “Try as you might, you can’t expel him.” He elaborated that Bolton belongs to a tribe of neo-con pseudo-
intellectuals who “live forever in the bowels of federal agencies” where they “cause pain and suffering” by advocating military actions against various Middle Eastern regimes, “but never suffering himself.” For the kicker, Carlson charged that Bolton intentionally escalated tensions in hopes of creating a bona fide conflict that would serve no one but Bolton. But for Bolton, he said, that would be “like Christmas, Thanksgiving, [and] his birthday wrapped into one.” Sean Hannity — Carlson’s den mate at Fox — predictably went the other way, predicting at the start of one show, “Trump will bomb the hell out of Iran.” I’m not saying force is never justified, just that it would be nice to have a strategy, a plan, and some actual objectives before human life is rent asunder. It would be nicer still to have a few heads in the War Room cooler than John Bolton’s, or perhaps even to have an actual Secretary of Defense at the table. The stop-gap secretary we have now will be stepping down before confirmation hearings could be scheduled due to some denied-but-all-toocredible allegations that he’s a wife beater. Most conspicuously missing from the equation was the support of a single other country. Saudi Arabia doesn’t count; they chop up reporters they don’t like into ice cubes. What do you say to a right-wing shock jock who just made a shoestring tackle on a man wearing loafers? — Nick Welsh How ’bout “Thanks.”
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remains Topic A in Santa Barbara’s political whirl more than a week after the L.A. Times dropped its epic take on how the county came to be California’s capital of cultivation. The story fueled a political narrative, pushed by a posse of outraged citizens and galvanized by Carpinteria-based national journalist Ann Louise Bardach, that casts Supervisor Das Williams as the villain of the piece — an alleged Rasputin of Reefer responsible for passage of a county pot ordinance heavily weighted toward growers that, among other features, has yielded the two largest weed tracts on the planet. No surprise, Das takes great issue with this baleful characterization, and he defended the equity of the ordinance, not to mention his pure and blameless heart, in an appearance last week before the Carpinteria City Council, which unanimously passed a measure condemning the county for ignoring local concerns on Monday night before multitudes. As the two sides of the story clashed at the event, ably chronicled by no less a figure than the Angry Poodle, Mr. Cranky Pants cast his failing eyesight upon the political landscape in an effort to map its latest contours amid the fog of war and the haze of herb. JOE SAYS NO: Attorney Joe Cole, former
chair of the Montecito Planning Commission, knocks down speculation that he’s plotting a challenge to Das, who’s running for reelection in the 1st District, which includes Carp, Montecito, and much of the city. As the anti-Das forces actively seek to recruit a worthy contender into the race, Joltin’ Joe told us his campaign timetable is “never in a million years” and cited William Tecumseh Sherman’s iconic quote: “‘If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.’” LAURA SAYS MAYBE: Laura Capps, non-
profit consultant and veep of the S.B. school board, is being heavily importuned to launch an insurgent, if decidedly uphill, bid
against Das, so it seemed noteworthy that she was sitting in the front row at the big Carp meeting. “I’m considering it,” is all Laura would say about the matter; for a reporter who’s frittered away decades interpreting the carefully calibrated words of politicians, the comment seemed an intriguing, if slight, advance over “I haven’t ruled it out,” which she’s uttered as her stock comment in recent weeks. INSTANT ANALYSIS: Laura would enjoy sig-
nificant assets in a campaign against Das, starting with her last name, not to mention skill for political messaging, policy chops, born-and-raised community connections, and enough campaign angels to counterbalance, if not overcome, the natural fundraising advantage of the incumbent. Despite a bad news cycle, Das remains formidable, however, and make no mistake: Laura’s candidacy would set off a brawl that would test and strain Democratic alliances, friendships, and factions. Das, who made his bones building and running field operations for Dem candidates, would start with a considerable edge in campaign organization, buttressed by ideological support mustered and rallied by, among others, behind-the-scenes partisan bigwig Daraka Larimore-Hall, for whom trying to take out a true-blue progressive like Das would amount to heresy. TIMES A-WASTIN’: Don’t forget that the
Legislature and ex-Governor Jerry Brown advanced the date of the 2020 statewide primary, when the 1st District seat will be on the ballot, from its traditional perch in June to next March 3, in a bid to make California more relevant in the presidential race. This means that the legal deadline for filing candidacy papers is December 6, with the filing period officially opening on November 12. As a practical matter, Capps would have to make her choice long before that; for starters, the local Dem central committee is scheduled to hold its endorsement meeting for the seat on July 11. Stay tuned. The full version of this story appears on NewsmakerswithJerryRoberts.com.
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Joachim W. Fischer
In Memoriam “We all shine on. Like the moon and the stars and the sun” John Lennon
Joachim (Joe) W. Fischer peacefully passed away in his Santa Barbara home on June 10, 2019. He is survived by his children Andreas, Robert, and Tania and his two grandchildren Nicolo and Alise. Joe was born on May 28, 1932 in Bieberteich Germany. In 1960, shortly after receiving his PhD, he moved to Los Angeles with his newly wedded wife, Dolly. Joe worked as an engineer and manager for Aero Space firms in Southern California. As a father, he supported his children by instilling the values of hard work, education, and sports. After his retirement, Joe moved to Santa Barbara in 2000. His fondness for the sciences was balanced with the simple things in life: family, outdoors, conversation, good wine, good food and his beloved wife Dolly who he now joins. We honor our father and grandfather; he was an exceptionally kind and giving person.
Ernest Paul “Timber” Quiroga 11/04/24-06/08/19
Ernest Paul “Timber” Quiroga, 94, passed peacefully into Glory June 13, 2019. He was bom Pablo Quiroga on December 7th 1924 in Santa Barbara, California. Preceded in death by mother, Julia Puente Quiroga Unzueta; brothers Joseph Cruz Mireles, Alfonso Natividad Quiroga, Manuel Jesus Quiroga, Jose “Joe” Cruz Quiroga, Raymond Domingo “Mingo” Unzueta, John Eusebio Unzueta; sisters Eleanor Quiroga, Beatrice Quiroga Jimenez, Belen Unzueta Camarillo, Angelita “Chita” Feliz Unzueta Galbert. Ernie entered WWII in February 1943. He was attached to the, U.S. Army 5th Armored Tank Destroyer Division when he landed on Normandy Beach (Omaha), France on June 6, 1944 He fought through Europe, to the Eastern Russian Front, attached to the 3rd. Armored Division at Ardennes and 82nd. Airborne Division at Ardennes to the Albe River. After the war he trained in carpentry and built a home in Summerland, where he worked as Post Master. He traveled the world after retirement before settling in Banning. He leaves behind 2 sons Ernest and William of Tucson; devoted niece Consuelo “Connie” Aguilar of Eagle, Colorado; stepson Lee Hernandez; 7 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. He treasured his war buddies. One, Lupe Padilla, encouraged him to organize reunions called “Old Timers” BBQs, which became patriotic social events for Mexican American families and friends. 18
Timothy Michael Roberts 06/06/40-06/18/19
Longtime Santa Barbara Mesa resident, Tim Roberts passed on peacefully the morning of June 18 surrounded by the love of his family. Tim was born to Donn and Elaine (Boushell) Roberts in Pontiac, Michigan. The family moved to Santa Barbara when Tim was six years old and settled on what was then Bluff Drive on the Mesa. He attended local schools and graduated with the Santa Barbara High Class of 1958. Tim was proud of his service in the U.S. Marine Corps. A lifelong motorcycle fan, Tim began his career at Santa Barbara Honda before moving onto the Santa Bar-
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bara County Fire Department. After a whirlwind four month romance, Tim married Sandra McCormick and when their family grew, Tim began work as a supervisor for several years at Santa Barbara Research Center. Later he fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a general contractor and founded T.M. Roberts Construction. Always active, Tim enjoyed camping and over the years he immersed himself in a variety of diverse hobbies. He accumulated vast, expert knowledge, as well as a lot of “stuff ”(!). As a young man, he raced motorcycles and later enjoyed golf and bowling. A dog lover, he always had a least one dog, all of whom he called “his favorite”. Tim was fiercely proud of his family and was a generous friend to many. He lived a life well celebrated and is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandra Roberts and children Donn, Elaina, and Lisa. Nine grandchildren share fond and treasured memories. Memorial donations may be made in Tim’s name to the Free Methodist Church Senior Lunch Program, 1435 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 or Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, 512 E. Gutierrez Street -A-, Santa Barbara, CA 93013. Per his final wishes, family services will be private. Semper Fi
Mariann Mae Steinmann 11/03/65-06/20/19
Mariann was born November 3,1965 in Santa Barbara, CA left this earth on June 20, 2019. She is survived by wife Jody, sons Christopher Popp “the apple of her eye” and Jeremiah Steinmann “her little prince”, her mother, Donna Blevins and step-father Larry, brother Jeffrey Woolever, niece Kaylie Woolever, step-sister Candace (Dave) Aubin and step-brother Carey Blevins. Predeceased by father Roger Woolever and step-brother Craig Blevins. She attended Hollister and El Camino Elementary, La Colina Jr. High and San Marcos High graduating in 1983. She earned AA degree from SB City College graduating
with Honors. She served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany for two years and honorably discharged in 1990. She loved the outdoors, camping and long walks on the beach with her family. She was truly a giver to everyone she met-- such an adoring young lady. She also enjoyed working with Doctors Without Borders traveling many times to Mexico to give help to those in need. She was an amazing individual who worked a wide variety of jobs, mainly in the medical profession, her favorite. She will be so very sorely missed by all she ever met. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory would be appreciated to Doctors Without Walls,local chapter@ SBDWW.ORG Graveside services to be held Friday, June 28 at 1:00pm. at Goleta Cemetery. Pueblo del Rey is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Stilwell 1926-2019
Mary Lousie Clougherty Stilwell, our beloved mother and nana, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on June 21, 2019 in Santa Barbara, CA. Mary was born in 1926 to Irish parents Michael and Margaret Clougherty in Boston MA. As a child Mary enjoyed spending her summers with family on the Cape. Later in life she loved reading, spending time with her family and friends. She eventually met the love of her life Travis Stilwell in Boston. Soon after the couple moved to Denver, married and eventually moved to Lynwood Calif. where they raised three boys. The family relocated to Santa Barbara in 1973. Mary was a career woman before many women typically worked. She started as a switchboard operator with the phone company in Boston, then went into office management/bookkeeping in Los Angeles. In 1972 Mary was offered a position as Controller at Excel Mineral Company, located on Coast Village Rd in Montecito. The decision to move to Santa Barbara to live by the beach in an new home
built by husband Travis and her three sons, was not difficult. About this time Mary became involved in the women’s movement where she spend several decades locally and on the state level fighting for - women’s rights. Mary was particularly interested in Women’s Rights in the Work Place. Mary was an active member held offices with and Business and Professional Women and Democratic Women for many years. Mary will be remembered for her strength, determination and lively spirit. She had a wit about her that was infectious, it was hard not to love her. People describe Mary as a “Firecracker” “force to be reckoned with” and “lively spirit”, but she was always a devoted Nana who would do anything for her grandchildren. She spent countless hours babysitting them all the while instilling the proper skills to throw a tea party! Preceded in death by her brother Robert and granddaughter Kristina, husband Travis. She is survived by her sons: Travis III (Lisa), Michael, and Jim, grandchildren: Shelby, Kalli, Michael, Mary, and James Stilwell A memorial service will be held on Monday July 1, at 1pm at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation.
Errol E. Williams 12/01/51-06/08/19
The world lost a good one! A gentleman from Jamaica, Errol treated everyone fairly and evenly. He was a kind and giving person, asking nothing in return. An exaltation of Errol to be announced at a future date.
obituaries James Harvey Wells, M.D. 05/04/23-05/01/19
WORLD’S END: Frank Goad’s brutal honesty on canvas and in audio influenced generations of Santa Barbarans.
Frank Allen Goad 1938-2019
A Frank Farewell
BY G E O R G E YAT C H I S I N rank Allen Goad, who passed away June 1
at the age of 80, was one of the South Coast’s major artists too few knew. No doubt a writing teacher would want to rap her student on the knuckles if said student created a character with the doubly obvious name Frank Goad. The funny part is that Frank Goad did exist, even if he was quite a character, and was perhaps most himself being frank while goading people. But what else would we want from our artists but brutal honesty? Frank loved to tell the tale of his favorite rejection note. He would quote the disapproving editor: “Dear Mr. Goad, I think I know what you’re trying to do … and I don’t like it.” And there was so much art to like/dislike, even if going to his home and watching a naked canvas stare his muse down for weeks at a time made clear that his creativity was far from effortless, despite all the avenues in which he expressed himself. Powerful, gestural, emotional, his paintings are vividly thrilling and often capture the Santa Barbara he loved — and felt a tad betrayed by, but ain’t that Santa Barbara? — with typical larger-than-life force. It didn’t hurt that many canvases were five-and-a-half feet by five-and-a-half feet, challenging you to have a house big enough to hold them. His work was exhibited from our Santa Barbara Museum of Art to the United Arts Club in Dublin, Ireland. There was also his pioneering audio work beginning in the 1960s. Frank played with tape manipulation and performance and timing and panning in ways ahead of his time. His out-there recordings would often get presented live, too, most spectacularly in A Legal Assembly at a packed UCSB’s Campbell Hall in May 1970, just a few months after illegal assemblies led to the Bank of America torching in I.V. That night even had Rolling Stone in the house, and their story hailed Goad as a “freak genius.” Landing a recording contract, Goad went off to a studio in Connecticut to woodshed, but instead did what he sadly too often did when his due fame was almost in his grasp: his genius freaked. Maybe it was the drugs, maybe it was just non-pharmaceutical paranoia, but he suddenly felt for certain that his recording contract sponsors were the Mob (as if that hurt Sinatra any, c’mon), and he ran. Although he lacked a killer instinct, he wielded a killer wit — that goad part of him was perceptive
enough to hone in on your deepest secret weakness and bring it to the public surface (fashion-conscious me has a sweater I stopped wearing after he belittled me in it, for instance). He hurt so good he couldn’t help himself from hurting others. He always wanted a bit of distance. So while he was one of the Mountain Drive men of the ’60s-’70s, and you’ll find his hippieJesus visage staring out at you in practically every other hot tub shot of the era, he never wanted to be defined by that, either. Not a joiner in any way. He’d rather be known by those individuals with whom he collaborated, such as UCSB English prof Ed Loomis, with whom Goad did audio work like Zendada and an autobiography-once-removed novel ironically titled Clean and Sober. Or Wayne Yentis (think Joe Frank’s weirder radio cousin), who also invented the keytar. Or Noel Young, founder of Capra Press and publisher of Henry Miller and more. Goad designed many of those 1970s and ’80s Capra books. (Full disclosure, the last book he designed, featuring a detail from one of his paintings, is my poetry volume The First Night We Thought the World Would End. And part of it now has.) And then there’s his radio time, which began in the early 1970s — there’s a recording of a KCSB pledge drive segment in which he’s raising funds so the station can go from mono to stereo! He took a hiatus for a couple of decades but returned for an almost nineyear run as my cohost on KCSB’s “Frank ’n’ George.” I’ve got no better way to end than with the words of esteemed writer/musician Joe Woodard: “I have been a major fan of ‘Frank ’n’ George’ for several years now. It was only with the recent passing of Frank that I went through the natural Googling process and discovered that Mr. Goad had a considerable influence on my formative years, and my slide into the realm of experimental/eclectic/left-of-mainstream (and left of the dial) culture. His stylistically wide-angled KCSB shows ‘Dr. Nogan Allkeaf ’s [note: spot the anagram] Headphone Rush Hour’ and the classical-spun ‘Breakfast with Frank and Helen’ show were among other defiantly personal and idiosyncratic shows on KCSB that left an indelible mark on my early adolescent brain. Those early seeds have left me ever curious and seeking/writing about edgy sounds decades later, while still savoring Sinatra and all good music in between. Safe travels, Frank. Wish I knew thee better. n But in some ways, I did, and have.”
James (Jim) Harvey Wells, M.D. died on May 1, 2019 – three days before his 96th birthday and three months after the death of his wife of 73 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Graham Wells. Jim will be remembered for his good nature, wit, intelligence and service in medicine. Born May 4, 1923 in Wichita, Kansas to William Harvey Wells and Mary Roanna Stokes, Jim spent his youth in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. He enjoyed sports and excelled at running, earning a track scholarship to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. While at Drake, Jim met and fell in love with Betty Graham. They were married in April 1945. Jim joined the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1942, entering a program to attend medical school while in service. In 1945, he earned his B.A. degree in absentia from Drake University. After training at Miami University, Ohio; Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Illinois; and Indiana University, Bloomington and Indianapolis, Jim obtained his M.D. from Indiana University in 1947. He continued his training in Indianapolis as a rotating intern and a resident in psychiatry and neurology. At a time when medical education was much less specialized than today, he spent time directing an emergency room, driving an ambulance, and even delivering babies. In 1949, Jim transferred to the regular U.S. Navy. His assignments included the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina; the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland; and the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan.
After returning to civilian life in 1955, Jim directed psychiatric programs at hospitals in Indianapolis, Indiana and Stockton, California. He also held faculty appointments at Georgetown University and Indiana University Medical School. Jim and his family settled in Santa Barbara, California in 1958, where he established a private practice in psychiatry. He helped develop the mental health resources of the city and county, including the Santa Barbara County Mental Health Facility and the psychiatric unit at Cottage Hospital. He contributed significant pro bono work, such as volunteering for the Santa Barbara Unified School District and the Mental Health Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Active in legal and industrial psychiatry, he was a consultant to the Santa Barbara Superior Court, a Medical Examiner for the State of California, and a Qualified Medical Examiner for the California Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board. He was designated a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 1987. Retiring at age 82 because of advancing blindness, Jim became involved with the Braille Institute of Santa Barbara, first as a student then as a volunteer. A lifelong learner and teacher, he led a popular Science and News class there for 10 years, well into his 90s. Jim is survived by his son James Graham Wells, daughter Amy Wells Graham (John; daughters Leslie FitzGerald and Tracy Graham), and brother Robert Francis Wells (Sally; daughters Pamela Phelps and Melissa Dale). Donations in remembrance of Jim may be made to the Santa Barbara-based charities See International (https:// www.seeintl.org/) or Direct Relief International (https:// www.directrelief.org/). A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 7, at 3:00 p.m. at Welch-RyceHaider Memorial Chapel (Downtown), 15 E. Sola St., Santa Barbara, California.
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Police and LGBTQ+ Community Have Found Amity
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he 1960s were a terrifying time
for the LGBTQ+ community. The medical industry diagnosed homosexuality as a mental illness, and less than a two-hour drive from Santa Barbara, Atascadero State Hospital administered tortured conversion therapy. The gay community was afraid of the police. And there was good reason. Police enforced anti-gay laws, regularly raided gay-serving establishments, and gay communities often resorted to self-policing because they knew the police would not protect them. In fact, the modern Gay Pride movement first began as a result of police abuse. On June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, police initiated yet another raid. But this time, patrons resisted and revolted for four nights. The next year, the first Pride March commemorated the LGBTQ+ activists who fought against oppression and abuse at the hands of police. The Stonewall uprising marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world. Fifty years later, the tumultuous relationships between law enforcement and the LGBTQ+ community are giving way to changes for the better. In Santa Barbara, the Pacific Pride Foundation and the Restorative Community Network created the Voices program with the Santa Barbara Police Department to bring officers and the LGBTQ+ community together in restorative and informative dialogue. The Pacific Pride Foundation has long been the county’s advocacy and educational nonprofit for the gay community—throughout the expanding and contemporary definition of “queer”—toiling with many partner organizations to bring a diverse community through the fatal threat of HIV/AIDS to a point of joyous visibility and dignified success. The Voices collaboration with the Restorative Community Network enables a growing ability to address the complex social issues that can harm all of Santa Barbara’s communities. Most recently, the Pacific Pride Foundation hosted five officers from the Santa Bar-
bara Police Department and five members of the LGBTQ+ community for a conversation that bridged a divide and provided education for all. When Chief Lori Luhnow joined the SBPD, she brought with her a new level of Community-Oriented Policing, a philosophy and strategy of policing that focuses on building relationships and working closely in proactive partnership with members of the communities. Shortly thereafter, Lieutenants Shawn Hill and Charlie Katsapas worked with community members to develop the Voices program as a way to strengthen relationships with vulnerable communities and understand their perspectives and experiences. It also provides a forum at which the community can hear the perspectives and experiences of officers. Voices is an innovative and researchinformed workshop bringing together police officers and many different groups who have felt historically targeted by law enforcement. Through the program, the groups engage in meaningful dialogue with the purpose of healing and strengthening relationships. Many of the participating community members have experienced or witnessed negative interactions with law enforcement. The participating police officers are often those who are new to the department or recent graduates of a police academy. After more than seven dialogue sessions with incarcerated youth, formerly incarcerated adults, the undocumented Spanish-speaking community members, community activists, and the LGBTQ+ community, the Voices program has improved relationships and provided an increased sense of safety and well-being in the Santa Barbara community. This June celebrates 50 years of Pride and the commemoration of the Stonewall uprising. Times have changed. And so has policing. Through Community-Oriented Policing, specialized trainings, restorative dialogue, skillful and respectful responses to hate crimes, and hiring officers who reflect the community it services, the relationship between police and Santa Barbara’s LGBTQ+ communities have begun to shift from fear to partnership. n
e are five owners of pets that were victimized and still suffering from the repeat aggression of a Rottweiler named Jai, and by the reckless negligence of his owners. Between 2016 and 2018, Jai attacked and severely injured our three dogs and two horses when he was off leash at Elings Park, and at Summerland and Hope Ranch beaches. He had already been legally declared to be a “restricted dog” both by the county and city, and required to wear a leash and a basket muzzle. After Jai attacked a puppy in 2018, owner John Paullin was sentenced to 20 days in county jail, and fined $1,000 [independent.com/rottweilerjai]. Owner Bianca Jamgochian, who was responsible for Jai in several of these attacks, will not face a criminal consequence due to expired filing dates. If your animal is attacked and significantly injured by another, it is critical that you report it right away to City Animal Control or County Animal Services. Only if a dog’s aggression is on record can action be taken to secure the safety of pets and the public. Jai was finally euthanized, but only after attacking five animals that we know of. These tragedies needn’t have happened had his owners kept him on a leash. —Suzanne Duca, Sarah Moore, Carrie
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he “Hey! What’s That Smell?” cover story on June 6 puts the Independent all-in on the wrong side of history. Cannabis is legal, and aside from the uproar of a few, a majority of folks are totally on board. In Carpinteria, we go about life without ever thinking about cannabis farming, aside from having to read about this mythical hell we inhabit. Nick Welsh is now in L.A. Magazine and riding his 15 minutes of fame from being in the right place at the right time. He should thank cannabis for the elevated
profile. He’s still wagging the dog and causing uproar by trumpeting a few angry voices. Keep milking it. This whole saga is like the movie Footloose, and the Independent is doing its best to keep Kevin Bacon from dancing. What happened to our progressive newspaper? It used to be the voice of the young. Now the only voice it has is screaming, “You kids, get off my grass!” To conclude, the Independent thought it necessary to disclose that, although I am a local resident with my own opinions, I do have friends and family who make an honest living and feed their families by working in the cannabis industry.
—Will Bishop, Carpinteria
oe Mozingo’s article in the Los Angeles Times on June 15 describes how Santa Barbara County became the “capital of California’s legal pot market.” (He mentioned me as a grower impacted by cannabis.) Simply put, our Board of Supervisors sold the county down the river by allowing unlimited marijuana cultivation in our county: “Lobbied heavily by the marijuana industry, Santa Barbara County officials opened the door to big cannabis interests in the last two years like no other county in the nation.” Now Santa Barbara, with under 2 percent of the state’s land mass, has 35 percent of the state-issued cultivation licenses. A lobbyist who headed the Cannabis Growers Association told Mozingo that California’s market for legal pot can be met by 1,100 acres: “By the end of May, the growers in Santa Barbara County had applied to plant 1,415 acres.” Even if you support growing and using marijuana (as I do), but you don’t want our county to be the pot capital of California (as I don’t), call, write, vote, or simply do what Howard Beale did in Network, start shouting, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.” —Sharyne Merritt, Carpinteria
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FACING DEATH YET FIGHTING FOR MEDICAL REFORM Diagnosed with ALS at 32, Activist Ady Barkan Leads the Charge for Medicare for All
hey say the eyes are the window to the soul, and for Ady Barkan, it couldn’t be truer. Barkan was diagnosed three years ago with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS—a disease that holds the body hostage by gradually paralyzing its muscles until finally ending the life of those in its grip. Already, he cannot speak, walk, or move most of his body, but his eyes are fully functional. The eye muscles are usually the last to go. “The internet is a blessing for disabled activists,” the 35-year-old lawyer and activist said through his Eye Gaze tablet, which generates a robotic-sounding voice. The tablet uses technology to track his eye movements on a keyboard and spells out the words his eyes select. When asked a quesBY DELANEY SMITH tion, Barkan can take up to five minutes to respond through the tablet. “I hope to be useful and civically involved the rest of my life like other people do. I may just have to write more rather than traveling and campaigning.” For Barkan, finding a way to cram a “30-year career into a couple years” is his top priority. From his Westside Santa Barbara home, he stays busy as a Medicare for All advocate, working to convert the U.S. health-care system into a singlepayer model. He’s always been a progressive activist since
his college days when he initially considered himself to be moderate. Then in law school, he began thinking that moderation in democracy wouldn’t spark the changes he believes are necessary and found himself leaning further left on a wide range of topics. But when he received the ALS diagnosis at 32, his advocacy became focused on America’s health-care system, and he decided Medicare for All was the solution. But before that, he helped draft legislation when he was attending Yale Law that protected low-wage workers in New York City and won the right to paid sick days. He said it was as director of Fed Up that he feels he made the most impact, though. Fed Up is a campaign pushing the Federal Reserve to stop raising interest rates and instead “adopt all the policies necessary to rapidly reach a full employment economy.” The highlight of this campaign came when Barkan and more than 100 Fed Up members were invited to meet with 11 Federal Reserve leaders at the Fed’s 2016 conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Barkan had attempted to talk with members of the Federal Reserve at two previous conferences, and had never succeeded, but this was a historic meeting. It was the first time Fed leaders had ever been confronted by the people directly affected by their policies. Before Barkan formed the group, ordinary workers had no say in the debate on monetary policy. Today, the Fed is much more responsive
DON’T CUT MEDICARE: Ady Barkan (center) went to Capitol Hill in December 2017 to protest the GOP tax bill that would cut Medicaid and Medicare. He is surrounded by supporters, including his wife, Rachael King (far right), and their son, Carl King (far left).
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own words about his son’s birth play through the speaker. Doctors said Barkan would be lucky to see Carl’s fourth birthday. His diagnosis came just two months after the Federal Reserve Conference—when it hit him how flawed the health-care system really is. Barkan, who had been paying into the system his entire adult life and was insured at the time of his diagnosis, found himself relying on the GoFundMe crowdfunding website to pay for his medical expenses. “We will probably need to launch a new fundraising campaign soon,” King said about her husband’s medical bills. “The wheelchair-accessible van we have out front cost $30,000 and was paid for entirely by donations. We pay about $9,000 a month in out-of-pocket costs for his care now, but that just went up recently.” Barkan realized about a year after his terminal diagnosis, when doctors were clear that he was likely to only live a few more years, that his deteriorating body could become his voice to sway politicians. His rise to media stardom began unexpectedly in December 2017, when he happened to be on the same plane as Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, a lawmaker who was about to vote on the Republican tax-cut bill, a bill that would seriously reduce disability coverage for all Americans. “What should I tell my son, or what would you tell my son if you pass this bill and … I can’t get a ventilator?” Barkan asked Flake on the plane, just a few months before he lost the ability to speak. On the same plane, another passenger, Liz Jaff, recorded the conversation with Flake, and she posted it to Twitter. The video went viral, and Barkan had media interview requests within an hour of the plane landing. Although Flake voted in support of the bill, which passed, Barkan’s conversation with him was still a success in a different way. The Center for Popular Democracy, the organization Barkan works for that launched the Fed Up campaign, used the attention from the viral video to launch the Be a Hero campaign, asking people to “be a hero and vote for candidates who protect healthcare.” Though not well known before he talked with Flake, Barkan was certainly no stranger to lobbying congressional leaders. He has been arrested on Capitol Hill nine times, most recently during the Kavanaugh hearings, always protesting for the rights of those he feels are getting the short end of the stick. This April, Barkan went on his most recent voyage to Capitol Hill to testify at the first-ever Medicare for All hearing. Surrounded by supporters donning “Be a Hero” T-shirts, Barkan, speaking through his Eye Gaze tablet, told the congressional representatives: “Like so many others, Rachael and I have had to fight with our insurer, which has issued outrageous denials instead of covering the benefits we’ve paid for. We have so little time left together, and yet our system forces us to waste it dealing with bills and bureaucracy. That is why I am here today, urging you to build a more rational, fair, efficient, and effective system.” Around the time of the hearing, he met Representative Salud Carbajal (D-CA), with whom he began pressing his case for a single-payer system, telling him about how he had formed a loosely connected group
FEATURE of like-minded people in Santa Barbara working toward the same goal. Carbajal was interested and sent them a list of 16 questions regarding the practical application of a Medicare for All plan. The questions covered topics such as women’s access to reproductive care under Republicancontrolled government, pay-for mechanisms to recapture overpaid health insurance tax credits, new medical technology, coverage transitions, and health coverage regardless of immigration status. Barkan and the coalition have worked to answer Carbajal’s concerns before he meets with the congressmember in Santa Barbara on June 28. Carbajal is an original co-sponsor of the Medicare for America Act. “I’m grateful to Ady for his activism, his commitment to improving our health-care system,” Carbajal said, “and for his advocacy and time in our ongoing conversa-
before the first aide, Mario Diaz, comes in at 8 to help him get dressed. Around 10, another aide, Aiyana Sage, comes in and helps him with his work. He spends his time on the computer editing his memoir, responding to phone calls, and working on answering Carbajal’s questions. King described Barkan’s aides as his “round-the-clock team,” which has been a vital part of his continued work towards Medicare-for-All because she works full time at the university in addition to caring for their son, Carl. “Everything takes a long, long time now,” Barkan said. “We have lots of visitors and employees in and out all the time. I’m trying to get as much done [as possible] in the time I have left.” But most importantly, Barkan is trying to create as many memories for Carl as he can. The family eats dinner together every night, and Carl sits on his father’s lap before his bedtime most nights as they listen to audiobooks together. “Sick Ady is the only Ady Carl has ever known; it’s totally normal for him,” King said. Although Carl is too young to understand the idea of imminent death, he knows his father is sick. “He sometimes says his dad ‘needs help.’” Barkan said that ultimately, his work is the legacy he will leave behind for his son. “The problems in society are political, and we can fix them,” Barkan said.
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FRIDAY 6/28 6/28-6/30: The Dance Network Presents Series 7 Take in high-energy, diverse, entertaining performances, including a junior and senior showcase featuring tap, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, break-dancing, and more from dancers of all ages. Juniors will perform during matinees, and seniors will perform in the evenings. Fri.: 7pm; Sat.: 2 and 7pm; Sun.: 2pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $13-$22. Call 963-0408.
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Stop, collaborate, and listen as Vanilla Ice and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath Ensemble Theatre Company Prescome together for a must-see ’90s ents Dancing Lessons Mark St. Germain’s concert. Sing along to chart-topping heartwarming, hilarious play follows a socially hits like “Ice, Ice Baby,”“Play That awkward young man who seeks the instruction of Funky Music,”“Fly,” and “Every Mornhis neighbor, a Broadway dancer, to learn enough ing.” 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, dancing to survive an awards dinner. Thu.3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $49Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2 and 7pm. New Vic, 33 W. $79. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274. Victoria St. $25-$65. Call 965-5400.
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an update on the State Lands Commission’s efforts to plug and abandon the oil and gas wells at Platform Holly and Piers 421. Commission staff will also answer questions and respond to concerns. Refreshments will be provided. 5-8pm. Goleta City Hall Chambers, 130 Cremona Dr., Ste. B, Goleta. Free. Call (916) 574-1800.
6/27: Community Town Hall Get
Kids can bring their favorite stuffed animal to spend the night at the library, where they will listen to story time, check out puzzles and books, and have a really fun time! Pick up your stuffed pal Saturday afternoon, along with goody bags and photos documenting their night of fun. Drop-off: 3-5pm. Goleta Valley Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878.
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hurst. 8pm. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang. $35.75-$55. Call 922-8313.
All locations are closed July 4. Todas las ubicaciones están cerradas el 4 de julio.
Free breakfast, lunch, and supper for all youth 18 years and younger. All locations are open Monday-Friday unless otherwise stated. For more locations, call 963-4338 x6387, or text “summerfood” to 877 877. Desayuno, almuerzo, y cena gratis para todos los jóvenes de 18 años o menos. Todas las ubicaciones están abiertas lunes-viernes si no se indique lo contrario. Para obtener más ubicaciones, llame al 9634338 x6387, o envie un mensaje de texto que dice “summerfood” al 877 877.
tinyurl.com/SBUSD2018SummerMeals Bohnett Park: Mobile Café
I.V. Youth Projects West Campus: Mobile Café
900 San Pascual St. June 10-Aug. 16. Supper: 5:15-6pm.
701-H Campus Point Ln., Goleta. June 10-Aug. 16. Breakfast: 8-8:30am; supper: 4-4:30pm.
Carpinteria Girls Inc.: Mobile Café
5315 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria. June 10-Aug. 17. Breakfast: 8-9am; lunch: 11am-1pm.
Carpinteria Middle School: Mobile Café
5351 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. June 11-Aug. 17. Breakfast: 8-9am; lunch: 11am-1pm.
Eastside Boys & Girls Club: Providence School 630 E. Canon Perdido St. June 10-Aug. 16. Supper: 4-4:30pm.
La Cumbre Middle School
2255 Modoc Rd. June 10-Aug. 16. Breakfast: 8-9am; lunch: 11am-1pm.
The Lighthouse Learning Ctr.: Mobile Café 1508 San Pascual St. June 10-Aug. 16. Supper: 4-4:30pm.
Monroe School Cafeteria
431 Flora Vista Dr. June 10-Aug. 16. Breakfast: 8-9am; lunch: 11am-1pm.
Franklin School Cafeteria
Oak Park: Mobile Café
1111 E. Mason St. June 10-Aug. 16. Breakfast: 8-9am; lunch: 11am-1pm.
502 W. Alamar Ave. June 11-Aug. 18. Lunch: 11am–1:00pm. Closed: July 4, 12, 26, and 29.
Girls Inc.: Mobile Café
Parque de los Niños: Mobile Café
531 E. Ortega St. June 10-Aug. 16. Lunch: 11:30am-1pm.
520 Wentworth Ave. June 10-Aug 16. Lunch: 11am-1pm.
Goleta Boys & Girls Club: Mobile Café
5701 Hollister Ave., Goleta. June 10-Aug. 17. Breakfast: Mon.-Sat., 8-9am; Supper: 4:30-5:30pm.
Goleta Community Ctr.: Mobile Café
Storke Community Ctr.: Mobile Café 799 Juniper Walk, Isla Vista. June 10-Aug. 16. Supper: 5:45-6pm.
5679 Hollister Ave., Goleta (behind bldg.). June 10-Aug. 16. Lunch: 11am-1pm.
The Village Apartment: Mobile Café
Harding University Partnership Program
West Campus Food Pantry: Mobile Café
1625 Robbins St. June 10-Aug. 16. Breakfast: 8-9am; lunch: 11am-1pm.
736 Bolton Walk. June 10-Aug. 16. Supper: 5:40-6pm.
I.V. Youth Projects Phelps: Mobile Café
Westside Boys & Girls Club: Mobile Café
6842 Phelps Rd., Goleta. June 10-Aug. 16. Breakfast: 8:45-9:45am; supper: 4:40-5:30pm.
524 W. Canon Perdido St. June 10-Aug. 16. Supper: 4:40-5:10pm.
602 W. Anapamu St. Mon.-Sat., June 10-Aug. 16. Breakfast: 8-9am; lunch: 11am-1pm.
Foodbank Kids’ Summer Meals 2019 The Foodbank offers free, nutritious meals, activities, and enrichment opportunities to all children ages 1-18 in our county, Monday-Friday, June 10-August 16, unless otherwise stated. Visit the website for North County locations. Call 967-5741. El Foodbank ofrece comidas nutritivas gratuitas, actividades, y oportunidades de enriquecimiento para todos los niños de 1 a 18 años en nuestro condado, del 10 de junio al 16 de agosto, de lunes a viernes si no se indique lo contrario.. Visite el sitio web por las ubicaciones de North County. Llame al 967-5741. tinyurl.com/PicnicInThePark2019
Carpinteria Public Library 5141 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria Noon-1pm.
Jardin de las Rosas 510 Salsipuedes St. Mon.-Thu., 11:30am12:30pm
Positano Apartments 11 Camino de Vida Noon-1pm
Casas de los Carneros 10 Longshore Pl., Goleta. 1-2pm
Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park 170 S. Kellogg Ave., Goleta 12:30-1:30pm
S.B. Central Library 40 E. Anapamu St. 11:30am-12:30pm
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6/29: Craft Workshops for Independence Day Parade Children
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of all ages are invited to join a makers’ extravaganza and create a fun entry for the Solvang Fourth of July Parade. Materials will be provided, and there will be additional workshops on July 2 and 3. 10am-noon. Library Patio, Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Children 8 and under must be with an adult or teen. Call 688-4214. sbplibrary.org
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intriguingly twisted sounds of Florida rapper and metal singer Ghostemane, who will be performing hits such as “Venom” and Continued from p. 27 “Hades.” Rappers Ho99o9 and Horus the Tom Hardcastle. Light refreshAstroneer will open the show. 7pm. Velvet ments and wine will be served. Jones, 423 State St. $30-$35. Call 9657-9pm. Delilah Salon, 323 E Matilija 8676. velvet-jones.com St., Ojai. Free. Call 646-5355.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday June 28th, 29th & 30th
award-winning California Field Atlas, Obi Kaufmann will share and sign his new book, The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource, and lead a nature walk to a free-flowing stream in Matilija Canyon for a live painting demonstration in the watercolor-and-calligraphy style of the book’s illustrations. 9am. Meet at Maricopa Plaza, 1207 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai. $15-$30. Call 646-6281. Read more on p. 34. herbwalks.com
6/29: Pato Banton and The Now Generation Mellow out after the long work week with this fun-loving reggae band performing hits like “Never Too Late” and “Good Ole Days.” 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15-$18. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
the first annual “Rollercade” block party, featuring Brawlin’ Betties Roller Derby and
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The Wooden Hall Concerts Presents Guitar Virtuoso Joe Robinson Listen to mind-bending
guitar chord work and signature tenor voice of Joe Robinson during this concert. 7:30pm. Wooden Hall, Alhecama Theater, 914 Santa Barbara St. $22-$25. sbama.org
6/29: Obi Kaufmann & The State of Water Author of the best-selling and
6/29: Willard Thompson Author Willard Thompson will sign copies of his new novel, The Girl from the Lighthouse, a historical literary romance that tells the compelling story of Emma Dobbins, who finds herself alone at 17 in Paris with no money, no language skills, and no friends. 3-5pm.Tecolote Book Store, 1470 E. Valley Rd. Free. Call 969-4977.
6/29: Rollercade Alley Block Party Roll over to Sevilla Square for
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6/29, 7/1: Shakespeare Salon This cutting-edge production combining opera, song, and theater is based on the texts of Shakespeare, whose words will come to life through music. Selections include excerpts from Falstaff, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet. Sat.: 2pm; Mon.: 7:30pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. $10-$50. Call 969-4726.
Opening Reception: 5th Annual Abstract Art Collective This show
will feature a wide range of abstract media and a 100-piece grid wall consisting of original 10x10 artworks for sale with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward SEE International to provide eye care to those in need. This reception will feature a screening of Seeking Light about S.B. poet Margaret Singer, followed by a Q&A with the movie’s producers as well as live music, bites, and sips. This exhibit shows through August 20. 2-4pm. Jewish Federation’s Bronfman Family Jewish Community Ctr. 524 Chapala St. Free. Call 957-1115.
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Shows on Tap
6/27, 6/29-6/30: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair. 6:308:30pm. Sat.: 1969 Rock Band. 9-11:30pm. Sun.: Irish Jam Session. 4:30-7pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com 6/27-6/29: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Thu.: Jim Rankin. Fri.: Benny Collison. Sat.: Brian Kinsella. 5:30-8:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200.
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6/28-6/29: The Brewhouse Fri.: One 2 Tree. 9:30pm. Sat.: Teresa Russel and Tom B. 8pm. 229 W. Montecito St. Free. Call 884-4664. 6/28: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. The SBCC New World Jazz Ensemble. 7-9pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com 6/28-6/30: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Studio C. 6-9pm. Sat.: The Youngsters; 1-4pm. The Aftermath; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Low Down Dudes; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com 6/28-6/30: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Flannel 101. 8pm. Sat.: High Voltage: AC/DC Tribute Band. 8-11pm. Sun.: Wil Ridge. 1-4pm. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free-$5. Ages 21+. Call 686-4785. tlhemavsaloon.com
I Love The 90s Tour feat Mark McGrath & Vanilla Ice
6/28-6/29: Mercury Lounge Fri.: Joe Kaplan. $6. Sat.: Blazing Haley, CAT OK, DJ Marko72. $10. 9pm. 5871 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Ages 21+. Call 967-0907. 6/28-6/29: M.Special Brewing Co. Fri.: Blown Over. 7-9pm. Sat.: D’on Darox & The Melody Joy Baker. 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com 6/28-6/29: Uptown Lounge Fri.: The Roosters. Sat.: DJ Hectik. 9pm-midnight. Uptown Lounge, 3126 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 845-8800. www.sbuptownlounge.com
The Midtown Men
6/28-6/29, 7/2: Velvet Jones Fri.: Ghostemane, Ho99o9, Horus The Astroneer. $30-$35. Sat.: together PANGEA, Vundabar. $16. Tue.: Gnash, Anna Clendening. $20$25. 7pm. 423 State St. Call 965-8676. velvet-jones.com 6/28: Whiskey Richards Cowboy Diplomacy. 9pm-2am. 435 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 963-1786. tinyurl.com/cowboydiplomacy 6/29: Eos Lounge Autograf. 9pm. 500 Anacapa St. $5-$10. Ages 21+. Call 564-2410. eoslounge.com
6/29-6/30: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (Los Olivos) Sat.: Stiff Pickle Orchestra. Sun.: Sam Kulchin. 3-6pm. 2363 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Ages 21+. Call 694-2252 x343. figmtnbrew.com 6/29: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 962-2668. sbjamesjoyce.com 6/29: La Cumbre Plaza Ken Faulk. Noon- 3pm. 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. Call 687-6458. shoplacumbre.com/Events
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SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: Boostive, TV Bro-
ken 3rd Eye Open, Afrolicious. 9pm. $8-$10. Ages 21+. Fri.: The Elwoods, Blanco Niño, TJ Honeysuckle & The Daddy Butter Boys. 9pm. $8. Ages 21+. Sat.: Pato Banton & The Now Generation, DJ Blanco. 9pm. $15-$18. Ages 21+. Pato Banton Sun.: S.B. Voice Academy Singer Showcase with S.B. All-Star Band. 6:30pm. $8. Mon.: Jazz Jam. 6:30pm. $8. Tues.: Singer/Songwriter Showcase: Kellen Romano, Ben Catch, Sanna. 7pm. $8. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
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JUN 13 - 30
SOLVANG FESTIVAL THEATER
Garden Casitas: Playhouses Designed with Nature in Mind This
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inspiring installation will delight the young at heart and will feature seven playhouses constructed primarily of plant-based materials to encourage outdoor play in nature and the importance of plants in everyday life. The playhouses will be on display through December 31. Mon.-Sun.: 9am-6pm. The S.B. Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. Free-$14. Call 682-4726.
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Book & Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music & Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
the Chill Point Band. Enjoy special deals and demonstrations, including paper demonstrations, free kids’ yoga, a silent disco mediation, and more. 11am-4pm. Sevilla Square, 2 W.Gutierrez St. Free. Call (415) 310-1637. tinyurl.com/
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SUNDAY 6/30 6/30: A Day with Kinsey As a tribute to area mystery writer Sue Grafton, you are invited to follow in the footsteps of fictitious investigator Kinsey Millhone on an afternoon of discovery. Hear stories from some of Grafton’s friends followed by a guided
trolley tour identifying locations that Kinsey described in her adventures, a trivia quiz, and refreshments. Proceeds go toward the S.B. Friends of the Library. 1-5pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. $100. Call 564-5611. tinyurl.com/DaywithKinsey
MONDAY 7/1 7/1: Science Tellers: Aliens Come and see how fun science can be with combined storytelling and exciting, visual science experiments. 4-4:45pm. Island Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5611. sbplibrary.org
7/1: The Paradise Kings Sing along to a variety of cover songs and original material that includes rock, blues, and swing tunes. 8pm-midnight. Red Piano, 519 State St. Free. Call 358-1439. tinyurl.com/ParadiseKings
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Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, 10am-2pm
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Montecito: 1100 and 1200 blocks of Coast Village Rd., 8-11:15am
Downtown S.B.: Corner of Santa Barbara and Cota sts., 8:30am-1pm
Old Town S.B.: 500-600 blocks of State St., 4-7:30pm
Solvang: Copenhagen Dr. and 1st St., 2:30-6:30pm
FISHERMAN’S MARKET SATURDAY
Rain or shine, meet local fishermen on the Harbor’s commercial pier, and buy fresh fish (filleted or whole), live crab, abalone, sea urchins, and more. 117 Harbor Wy., 6-11am. Call 259-7476. cfsb.info/sat
Summer Kids Movies: Rise of the
Guardians Follow the story of an evil spirit, known as Pitch, as he lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, and the immortal Guardians who must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imagination of children all over the world. 10am. Paseo Nuevo Cinema, 8 W. De la Guerra St. $2. Rated PG. metrotheatres.com/events
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Salty Brothers Soap
fter a dozen years of working at startups and restaurants in Santa Barbara, the Washington D.C.–raised, George Mason University–educated William Smariga teamed with his friend, Santa Barbara native and commercial fisherman Troy Pack, to start Salty Brothers Soap Company. They’re now selling a wide range of soaps and balms, full of wild-harvested herbs, honey, pumice, charcoal, and even CBD, all packed with a wax seal.
Salty Brothers cofounder William Smariga
Why’d you start making soap? I’ve always been into health and wellness and have been wild-harvesting herbs and making things like health bars and toothpaste for myself for years. Troy and I got into the soap business because he wanted to start a company that could help him build a future for him and his son. I am an entrepreneur by nature and always thought of starting a health and wellness company, so making soap fit right perfectly with both of our lifestyles. We want to do our part to make an impact on the environment and support others that are doing the same. This being the tight-knit community it is, I have had tons of support from farmers and small-business owners. We are working together to make the best quality products available, all with local sustainable ingredients. What sets Salty Bros. Soaps apart? We source locally when we can, and I love wild-harvesting plants to infuse
into the products. We want to do something that will benefit people, reduce packaging waste, and reduce the amount of chemicals that are used in cosmetics. Tell us about your soaps. We sell a variety of soaps each with their own purpose: We sell castile soap for the simplicity lover, charcoal and pumice for someone who wants an exceptional scrub, and bar shampoo for people trying to rid themselves of plastic waste. I also made a soap with my girlfriend’s son, Riley Flanagan, an 8-year-old kid who really wanted to make his own soap, so we got him the proper gear and helped him out. We sell this one on its own or as a candle-making kit. We are also making a variety of CBD soaps and shampoos for another company called Eden’s Cure CBD. — Matt Kettmann
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hy did the sun go to school? To get brighter. School may be out for summer, but that’s no excuse to stop learning. That will be especially true for the 12 Santa Barbara students who are asking questions to the astronauts on the International Space Station in July. The children, ages 7-14, are part of the Santa Barbara Public Library’s annual Reading and Learning series; this year’s theme is space. The library series was selected to participate in the Amateur Radio program on the International Space Station, in cooperation with NASA. Radio contact with the International Space Sta- STANDING BY: The astronauts are ready for your questions. tion (ISS) crew is scheduled to take place Wednesday, July 3, at 10:54 a.m., sometime between during natural disasters and emergencies when nor10am and noon. Although the radio contact itself will mal communications infrastructures are damaged. “This is an opportunity that organizations across only last approximately 10 minutes, a whole day of interactive learning activities about space adventures the world can apply to, and after we decided on a space-themed summer reading program for the 50th will be available at the library. Students and adults can learn about space, space anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, we thought technologies, and amateur (or “Ham”) radio. Hams it was a perfect opportunity to get kids and adults use this equipment to talk to each other across town, alike excited about space exploration, science, engiacross the world, and even all the way into space neering, technology, math, and learning in general,” without using the internet or cell networks. While said Molly Wetta, acting library services manager. many use it just for fun, amateur radios are also used — Ava Doré
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small but scrappy Santa Barbara tech company recently beat out a field of Goliath-sized competitors on a pilot project to charge electric school buses. PG&E awarded Liberty Access Technologies a contract to install its firmware in eight new bus chargers in Contra Costa County as part of the utility’s FleetReady program, which funds renewable energy infrastructure for customers with heavy-duty vehicles. Founded in 2009, Liberty Access Technologies is headed by serial entrepreneur Chris Outwater. Originally a 3-D imaging engineer for Disney, Outwater created DNA security and imagery treasury companies before deciding to jump into the green tech industry. He recognized the need for a system to control grid management, billing, and all the other practical aspects of electric vehicle charging, and, alongside CTO Michael Keane and head engineer Ethan Zakai (both also Santa Barbara residents), developed an AC fast-charging product perfect for buses and trucks that plug in overnight. Liberty’s internet-based system — called HYDRA — puts less strain on the grid and is less expensive than a typical DC system. It can be accessed from any computer or smartphone and can figure out the best time of day or night to start charging, even pushing electricity back into the grid during peak use periods or during power outages. That latter feature is especially attractive to energy providers who like to avoid firing up their expensive, gas-powered peaker plants when the grid gets strained. Liberty’s firmware is also a major piece of the puzzle to reduce greenhouse emissions from big vehicles. “We need to get these diesel buses off the road as soon as we can,” said Outwater, “and we need to get kids away from the diesel particles they’re breathing in.” Replacing all of America’s gas buses with electric buses could reduce emissions by as much as 5.3 million tons a year, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Each electric bus could also save districts nearly $2,000 a year in fuel and $4,400 a year in reduced maintenance costs. — Tyler Hayden
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ear the end of his most recent book on California’s natural history, The State of Water, the artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann includes a two-page watercolor painting of a river otter, a freshwater species once common in northern California. This charismatic animal had not been seen in the Bay Area for 50 years when in 2012, a river otter showed up in the Sutro Baths area of San Francisco. Soon nicknamed Sutro Sam, the otter attracted crowds, and before long, naturalists found other river otters living in and around the Bay Area. A species once thought to be locally extinct had somehow — despite all the human obstacles — found its way back home. For Kaufmann, who has devoted his professional life to chronicling WALKABOUT: Author Obi Kaufmann will lead a guided the incalculable vastness and beauty walking tour in Ojai this Saturday. of natural life still to be found in the lands of California, his painting of the otter means “far more than just a cute aquatic predator regaining a foothold — it is a symbol of us, recognizing the way to our future legacy.” This is how Kaufmann works: He finds a part of California’s nature, paints it, maps it, and in essence brings it to life on the page, for its own sake, for its future, and for the benefit of humans who still care. Born into a family of scientists, he attended UCSB in the early 1990s, finding inspiration in Chumash rock art, and went on to paint, draw, and relentlessly explore the state. In adulthood, he has turned his abiding love for “this most beautiful of places” into a unique occupation. Working with the renowned nonprofit publisher Heyday Books in Berkeley, in 2017 Kaufmann published The California Field Atlas, a modern-day masterpiece and San Francisco Chronicle best seller that depicts with art and cartography the vast diversity of lands and creatures of California. This year, he is touring to promote his just-published The State of Water, also by Heyday, which will be the first of six books from Kaufmann on various aspects of California’s natural history, including fire. In conversation, he notes that over the last 170 years since the white man came to California, nearly every habitat and landscape in the state has been either threatened or endangered, and we have lost “some beautiful creatures,” including the grizzly bear still depicted on the state flag. But he adds that the extinction rate in the state remains low — less than one percent. And he points to comebacks. Although the construction of the enormous Friant Dam on the San Joaquin River in 1942 ended an annual spawning of millions upon millions of salmon, this year — despite the dam and the recent drought — scientists and fisherfolk managed to restore a small run of spring chinook for the first time in 65 years. “Listen to too much media, and it’s kind of a surprise to find out that we’ll make it to next Tuesday,” he remarks sardonically. He notes that in 2007, the Zaca Fire burned over 240,000 acres in the Santa Barbara backcountry, but 15 years later, “only the oldest oaks are still showing signs that there was a Zaca Fire. That’s where Ojai will be 20 years from now, after the Thomas Fire.” In the Ojai area on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kaufmann will lead a morning walk to Matilija Creek with ecologist and guide Lanny Kaufer, followed by a painting demonstration and a talk indoors. The cost is $31. Register at herbwalks.com. —Kit Stolz
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Is GPS Rotting Our Brains?
here’s a maxim I like: All technology invented before you’re 35 is genius and makes life worth living — and all technology invented thereafter is stupid and guaranteed to rot the brains of the bozos who rely on it. Now a study shows that when it comes to GPS, at least, the adage may be true. Thanks to way-finding apps like Google Maps and Waze, paper maps have gone the way of the Dewey Decimal System, Wite-Out, and mixtapes — and it’s been a decade since anyone’s said, “If you pass the green fence, you’ve gone too far.” We count on our GPS-linked phones to tell us not only how to get where we’re going, but when to leave, which lane to be in, and what obstructions await us ahead. It’s mad handy, y’all. But what do we trade for this convenience? A recent letter in the Washington Post by tech journalist M.R. O’Connor argues that relying solely on GPS to help you traverse your environs may actually shrink your hippocampus — the area of the brain responsible not just for spatial navigation but also for recalling the past and even imagining the future. Atrophy of the hippocampus is associated with Alzheimer’s disease, she points out, and the art of getting lost — and of getting oneself unlost — well, it’s lost. Part of me isn’t surprised. What did we think, that there would be no karmic retribution for trading our clunky-buttrusty Thomas Guides for battery-operated pocket navigators that invite satellites to track us from outer space?! But those of us who still remember how to dial a rotary phone must be careful not to slide into fogeyism each time we’re reminded that the next generation email: firstname.lastname@example.org will experience life differently than us. I mean, you could argue that the hippocampi of today’s teens will remain robust solely from mentally mapping the virtual terrains in their single-shooter video games. Sure, today’s technology will prevent tomorrow’s kids from having to learn lots of things we had to master. Alphabetizing. Cursive handwriting. Addressing an envelope. But frankly, so what? None of us over-35ers would believe that we’re less intellectually equipped simply because we were born in an era that no longer required us to learn the foxtrot. Or the slide rule. Who cares if your kids will never learn to drive a stick shift — when they probably won’t need to drive at all? And if you can’t read a sundial on the fly, then save your rant about Gen Z’s inability to read an analog clock. Importantly, though … not all skills are equal. Notwithstanding the fact that I am a nonscientist with less-than-no evidence, I believe there are some competencies that technology has robbed the next generation from having to learn — things that might actually shape the evolution of our species’ gray matter. For example, last-minute texting has sapped our need to plan ahead. Having 64 gigs of data processing and a camera in our pockets 24/7 has eliminated our need to remember things: phone numbers, license plates, the name of our favorite wine. Entertainment at the ready has rendered us unable to be bored. The internet is making us lazy problem-solvers who can’t figure out puzzles on our own with limited information. And oy vey — texting. “I had two choices if I wanted to contact a friend as a kid,” says a pal, who is 61. “Call their house or run over there. Both ways involved a minute or two of speaking with a parent or older sibling.” Not so today — and the result is noticeable damage to conversation skills and face-to-face interactions. Of course, kids today are mastering other things — things we didn’t and probably never will: Coding and programming. Focusing amid distractions. Assessing the credibility of information. Accepting people who are different. Adapting to a world that’s changing faster than their parents ever imagined possible. I don’t want to be the crank who chides the latest technology for all its scary newness. Nor do I want to partake mindlessly of modern convenience without considering its implications. But I get a little lost navigating between the two viewpoints, to be honest. Thank god for Waze or I’d never find my way out. You’ve arrived at your destination.
CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING SUGGESTED MODIFICATIONS TO THE UPDATED CITY OF SANTA BARBARA COASTAL LAND USE PLAN
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e started Burger Week on a lark back in 2017, not entirely sure of Santa Barbara’s collective appetite for America’s favorite sandwich, nor of the willingness that restaurants would have in offering their hamburgers at discounted prices. We were happily surprised to learn that burger fever is very much alive on this health-conscious stretch of the California coast, best evidenced on the hashtagged social media posts of juicy, stacked burgers from all around town. And we’ve watched the ranks of participating restaurants grow each year, with 21 involved for 2019, from the shores of Carpinte Carpinteria to the plains of Cuyama. This year, to get a full sense of what’s being served, we tasked our staff to try each burger and write a brief description of what they found. What follows is their admittedly envious efforts, and their belly-filling work serves as your guide to tackling the next sev seven days of burger exploration, each for just $7 a pop. —Matt Kettmann
JUNE 27, 2019 | 2019 BURGER WEEK | SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT 1
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The Crab Cake Burger For a change during this burger week, enjoy this lavish Danish restaurant with possibly the best crab cake burger you will ever have. Designed especially by second-generation owner Charlotte Andersen, this “burger” is made with caramelized onions, lettuce, tomatoes, light lemon sauce, and mango salsa, expertly balancing sweet, sour, and salty flavors that will take your taste buds on a sensational joyride. The crab cakes themselves are crispy on the outside but melt in your mouth after each bite. This might be because, like many of the Andersen’s dishes, the burger is prepared with only fresh ingredients and is made from scratch minutes before arriving to your table — plated next to some fries, of course. Don’t miss out this week on the opportunity to feel like a million bucks for the affordable price of only seven dollars. — Nancy Rodriguez
1106 STATE ST. • (805) 962-5085 • ANDERSENSSANTABARBARA.COM
Grilled Hamburger & Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich The iconic cow atop the old Live Oak Dairy has seen many a restaurant come and go in the art Deco building beneath its perch. The current eatery, Bossie’s Kitchen, has settled comfortably into the space, offering a menu of items that are homemade, locally sourced, and delicious. I popped by to try out Bossie’s Grilled Hamburger, which will be offered in slider form as part of Burger Week. The patty, made from grass-fed cattle, was juicy without being greasy. Large slices of red onion cooked in a balsamic-vinegar/red-wine-reduction sauce topped the burger, adding just the right amount of tang. Manchego cheese and thick sliced bacon add depth of flavor to the savory feast. A bun can make or break a burger, in my opinion, but no worry there — each morning, pastry chef Cristina Olufson bakes the buttermilk brioche buns from scratch. The resulting meal is a delectable burger that left this eater full and happy. If white meat is more your thing, you can get a Korean fried chicken slider (pictured) with sesame slaw and gochujang sauce. — Michelle Drown
901 N. MILPAS ST. • (805) 770-1700 • BOSSIESKITCHEN.COM 2 SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT | 2019 BURGER WEEK | JUNE 27, 2019
X marks the spot for this one-of-a-kind burger. Made with grass-fed beef, homemade chipotle mayo, and homemade chimichurri, and topped off with crunchy lettuce and cheddar cheese, the X-Burger has a clean, healthy feel to it. The easy makeup of the burger really lets you enjoy the incredible flavors of the sauces. Chimichurri is a South American magic potion made from garlic, parsley, and 20 other ingredients that could add delicious flavor to a rubber shoe. The chipotle mayo has a pleasant kick that finds you halfway through the burger. The sandwich is not really your typical burger, owner Daniel Yannella agrees. This burger is lighter, although certainly filling. It’s fresher and feels a lot like summer. — Blanca Garcia
1230 STATE ST. • (805) 845-7656 • BRASILARTSCAFE.COM
That’s My Jam The Brewhouse’s burger is totally my jam! The burger is a funky but delicious blend of flavors that dance around in your mouth. It’s a cheese platter meets bar experiment meets burger. The That’s My Jam burger is served on a buttery brioche bun and generously smothered with a sweet apricot chipotle jam; in between is a beef patty, fresh tomatoes, baby arugula, and oozey gorgonzola, and it’s all finished with red onions soaked just long enough in a red wine vinegar. The sweetness of the jam is broken up by the sharp flavor of the gorgonzola and goes oh so well with the cool flavors of the lightly pickled onions and baby arugula. The burger is a creation of bar manager Maria Yapur, who says she was inspired to try her hand at burgers after the countless drinks she’s crafted and experimented with. If Maria’s drinks are half as good as her food, make sure to have one with your burger. — Blanca Garcia
229 W. MONTECITO ST. • (805) 884-4664 • SBBREWHOUSE.COM
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Jack’s Gourmet Bacon Cheeseburger For 40 years, the Chase has been a Santa Barbara favorite with its iconic interior that looks as if it had been transported from New York’s Little Italy, with Christmas lights hanging from the ceiling and Frank Sinatra’s fabulous voice serenading the customers. The bar serves famously generous cocktails, the beer and wine selection is good, the waiters are friendly, and you can sit outside while dining and watch the State Street scene stroll by. The menu offers every classic Italian dish brought over from the old country, but Jack’s Gourmet Bacon Cheeseburger is 100 percent all-American: a half-pound, juicy beef patty topped with a big slice of cheddar cheese, bacon, fresh lettuce and tomato, a thick cut of onion, and, for a little California flavor, an Ortega chili. The fresh brioche bun with the Chase’s special sauce holds the whole thing together. — Marianne Partridge
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1012 STATE ST. • (805) 965-4351 • CHASEBARANDGRILL.COM
Cuyama Smash Burger Founded in 1952 as a roadside stop for travelers, the Cuyama Buckhorn on Highway 166 is again in the midst of a reinvention, courtesy of architects Ferial Sadeghian and Jeff Vance, who purchased the historic spread in March 2018. They’ve already opened the Buck Stop Coffee Shop and are renovating the hotel and restaurant right now, with plans for a new lobby, event spaces, and a pool. They’re serving the Cuyama Smash Burger this week. Its patty is smashed onto the flat top to create a sear. Then come toppings that reflect the region’s farming and cultural history: jalapeños and chipotle mayo as a nod to the strong Mexican connection, and Santa Barbara Cheese Company’s cheddar Jack Cuyama cheese, made right in the valley. “By creating an experience and food that combines and blends the different cultures of Cuyama’s history, including the cooking styles and ingredients used by Chumash Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and rural cowboys,” explained Chef Victor Totoris, “I am aiming to create a bold, fearless, and daring plate of food that will become something you can only taste in Cuyama.” — Matt Kettmann
4923 PRIMERO ST., NEW CUYAMA • (661) 766-2825 • CUYAMABUCKHORN.COM CONTINUED ON P. 4 ﬁ
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3126 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 | 805.845.8800 JUNE 27, 2019 | 2019 BURGER WEEK | SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT 3
Enterprise Burger For such a seafood lover’s paradise, Enterprise Fish Co. serves a mean and massive burger. Amid the fishing poles hanging from the rafters, the exposed brick walls, and the steaming piles of shellfish steadily streaming from the open kitchen, the Enterprise Burger arrives with heft and style. Its Angus beef core is topped with housemade BBBacon (for brown sugar-bourbon bacon), a sunny-side-up egg, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, cheddar, arugula, and garlic-herb aioli. “It’s a fork-and-knife burger for sure,” promised marketing/PR manager and occasional server Avian Johnson as she dropped off my beast. I did indeed cut it in half, to better appreciate its piled-up toppings, but then I went all in with my hands, each bite smoky, savory, and appropriately soft. Though it looks impossible, this burger is rather easy to eat with your hands, but just be sure to have a pile of napkins nearby. — Matt Kettmann
Mango Habanero & Bubba Gump This baseball-themed, family-oriented burger, pizza, and sandwich joint helmed by head chef and Goleta native Ken Johnston out in that city’s El Encanto Heights neighborhood is dialing up the heat and seafood options for their two Burger Week offerings. The Mango Habanero Burger’s 1/3-pound patty is loaded with bacon, onion rings, Pepper Jack cheese, and the mango-habanero sauce, served on a brioche bun. And the Bubba Gump throws their popular “Pablo”-fried shrimp onto brioche and tops with coleslaw, pickles, tomato, and a chipotle cilantro sauce. — Matt Kettmann
7398 CALLE REAL, STE. C, GOLETA • (805) 845-3323 • HOMEPLATEGOLETA.COM
225 STATE ST. • (805) 962-3313 • ENTERPRISEFISHCOSANTABARBARA.COM
Vegan Falafel Burger As a vegetarian of 11 years, I’ve naturally tried abundant amounts of veggie burgers. Beet, bean, rice, tofu, miscellaneous vegetables — if it can be thrown in a food processor and mashed into a half-inch circle, I’ve had it. It’s only recently that I’ve detected a surge in falafel burgers coming into the veggie burger scene, and as a lover of all things chickpea and fried, I accept it with open arms. Foxtail’s vegan Falafel Burger has everything you’d yearn for in a Mediterranean-style burger. Its massive handmade falafel patty sits atop a vegan bun, complemented by ripe tomato, farm-fresh greens, cucumber, tahini, and an unconventional twist: pickled mango. For Burger Week, they’re throwing in free crinkle-cut fries with their year-round value $7 Falafel Burger. Pair that with one of the 24 craft beers on tap (hey, they’ve even got a whiskey bar), and you’re in for a meal that omnivores and carnivores alike can enjoy. — Ava Talehakimi
Despite being in town for just over a year, Islands seems like the kind of place that will be an excellent hangout spot for years to come. Upon arriving, I was greeted by several smiling faces. The open blinds filled the dining room with warm, late-afternoon sunlight, and an immediately relieving flow of air conditioning pumped through the restaurant. I ordered The Hawaiian, which has pineapple, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, Swiss cheese, teriyaki sauce, and mayonnaise. The burger was cooked to medium, so there was a great crispy outer char with a juicy pink center. I followed the manager’s recommendation to try my burger with a wheat bun, and with every bite, I was glad I listened. Islands prides itself on its fries so much that it offers a free basket of fries to anyone visiting their first time. — Ricky Barajas
LA CUMBRE PLAZA • (805) 946-0044 • ISLANDSRESTAURANTS.COM
14 E COTA ST. • (805) 845-6226 • FOXTAILKITCHEN.COM
HAB Cheeseburger What words could be sweeter than “Helena Avenue Bakery”? In nine simple syllables are all the heaven that earth, flour, and sugar could conjure — only the assignment before us was to delve into the mysteries presented by a beefy burger. Burger? In that sugary, bakery-scented atmosphere is a protein-packed sandwich? Yes! With homemade pickles on the side, the HAB Cheeseburger delivers all the beefy goodness you could hope for, percolating enough saucy juices to require repeated visits to the napkin dispenser, which we did amid a lengthy discussion fueled by about three trips to the coffee carafe. Our table-mate, meanwhile, dug into his delectable cashew nut-butter and honey on sourdough whole-grain toast with banana bits on top. It’s apparently a local’s favorite. As should be this burger, with its double-patty cheesy deliciousness that reminds one of that sammy that sometimes accompanies animal fries — a not-too-distant cultural cousin of the chocolate “Ding Dong” that is produced here by chefs who like to play with their food. — Jean Yamamura
131 ANACAPA ST., STE. C • (805) 880-3383 • HELENAAVENUEBAKERY.COM 4 SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT | 2019 BURGER WEEK | JUNE 27, 2019
The Sportsman The Sportsman sandwich at Kyle’s Kitchen brings the satisfaction of a full burger complete with a side of onion rings, while magically leaving you up for a game after. This is probably due to the all-natural, hormone-free chicken breast, which substitutes for the burger patty, and the crispy onion strings piled on top. These peppery, addictive little laces of flavor provide the illusion of onion rings but are mysteriously lighter. Topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, ranch, and a buffalo aioli with just the right amount of kick, this number blows most dry chicken sandwiches out of the water. The house-made brioche bun provides the perfect cushion for this tasty creation, and the creative combination of sauces, textures, and tastes hits all the bases of a great dish. Kyle’s Kitchen also offers a selection of stellar brews on tap, such as Topa Topa’s Chief Peak IPA, to make this meal a real slam dunk. — Rebecca Horrigan
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS • KYLESKITCHEN.COM
Le Café Stella Classic Burger “Oh, this is a perfect burger. You should write that.” My husband’s eyebrows woggled up and down behind his sunglasses after one bite of an avocado-and-bacon-enhanced Classic Burger at Le Café Stella. The café is a French brasserie that sits between the municipal golf course and Loreto Plaza off Las Positas, a little-noticed spot that was handling about 80 brunchers on a beautiful Sunday morning with no noticeable effort. The ease and comfort of the fireplace chairs indoors and the plumply pillowed outdoor sofas were reflected in the food: perfectly prepared, seasoned with restraint, and served with affable attention to the customer. The brioche bun was superbly fresh, moist, and warm; the burger patty rich and beefy; the accompanying garlic aioli and slices of red onion and tomato aromatic and tasty. We chose fries and iced tea as well; both were faultless. Leave it to the French to have perfected the American hamburger. — Jean Yamamura
3302 MCCAW AVE. • (805) 569-7698 • CAFESTELLA.COM
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LK Burger & Fig Burger Burgers are best eaten at your favorite neighborhood joint. Little Kitchen is just the spot. Nestled in the heart of Lower State on West Ortega Street, Little Kitchen’s tiny, eclectic space is perfect for eager lunch and late-night crowds looking to indulge in modern comfort food for a reasonable price. On the menu are five burgers to choose from, suited for the taste of any burger lover, including those who require vegan and gluten-free options. These venerable burgers include the LK Burger and the Fig Burger. The LK Burger is the classic house burger, which includes caramelized onions, butter leaf, pickles, tomato, secret sauce, and your choice of Swiss or cheddar cheese. For the more adventurous, the Fig Burger consists of goat cheese, fig preserves, balsamic glaze, rosemary aioli, arugula, and tomato. Burgers at Little Kitchen are best enjoyed with a friend or a lunch date in the establishment’s cozy, friendly atmosphere. — Erika Carlos
17 W. ORTEGA ST. • (805) 770-2299 • LITTLEKITCHENSB.COM
1012 State Street, Santa Barbara 805-965-4351
$7 burgers for 7 days! Join us at our Santa Barbara and Goleta locations, for Cat’s Chimichurri Burger! The Santa Barbara Independent’s Burger Week will be going on from June 27th-July 3rd, and we’ve got burgers!
Loco Moco When I went to eat my first-ever Loco Moco burger at the Live Oak Café, my inner sport-eater had unfounded visions of conquering a Frank Lloyd Wright creation requiring my jaw to unhinge and my belt to be loosened. You know,“loco,”right? Delivered was a quarter-pound hamburger patty on a bed of sushi rice, covered with a tangy, savory beef gravy made with shiitake and white mushrooms. On that sat a slice of grilled pineapple and a slice of fried Spam, topped with a sunny-side-up egg and garnished with furikake seasoning and green scallions. Not crazy in size, but it was crazy good. Tasting a single mushroom from the gravy had me hooked, and the challenge was on to get all components in one bite using fork and knife. Rich yet surprisingly light considering the ingredients, the entire dish was curiously devoured before my table mate had barely started their entree. Sipping on a Draughtsmen Aleworks’s Nama Biru, a Japanese rice lager, calmed me from ordering another burger. Hawaiian-born chef Mark Dela Cruz makes good on this classic island dish that’s not just for breakfast anymore. Mahalo! — Paul Wellman
2220 BATH ST. • (805) 845-5193 • LIVEOAKCAFE.COM CONTINUED ON P. 6 ﬁ
315 Meigs Rd Santa Barbara 7010 Market Place Drive Goleta JUNE 27, 2019 | 2019 BURGER WEEK | SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT 5
Cat’s Chimichurri Burger Since it opened in 2017, Mesa Burger has been a popular eatery, thanks to its relaxed neighborhood atmosphere and a menu that speaks to the epicurean-minded, which isn’t surprising considering “Iron Chef” Cat Cora helms the kitchen. While the everyday fare already consists of an array of fancy topping choices, such as ginger teriyaki, glazed mushrooms, truffle aioli, and red-pepper hummus, Mesa Burger has created an all-new selection for the Independent’s Burger Week: Cat’s Chimichurri Burger. As the title suggests, the hamburger includes chimichurri — the delicious herb medley from South America composed of parsley, minced garlic, and oregano and then mixed with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Add to that sliced red onion, tomatoes, pepperoncini, shredded lettuce, and Monterey Jack cheese, and you have a mouth-watering-sounding meal. “This is a healthy burger, carrying vibrant and fresh ingredients, with a Southern California vibe,” said Mesa Burger Regional Manager Pixie Saavedra, “that boasts a cilantro chimichurri sauce you won’t be able to get enough of!” —Michelle Drown
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS • MESABURGER.COM
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There may be no better place on Earth to belly up to a lunchtime burger than Carpinteria’s Padaro Beach Grill. With seaside views, shaded tables, and Adirondack chairs perfect for post-meal lounging, the outdoor setting is positively paradisiacal. There’s even enough grassy space for kids to run around and leave you in peace. As you eat up the atmosphere, bite down on the longtime restaurant’s Papa Bear hamburger, a hearty but not overfilling double-patty creation topped with homemade chili, pickled jalapeños, melted cheddar and Jack cheese, red onion, shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, and a splash of Cholula hot sauce. Grill owner Will Ransone said when he and assistant manager Maria Vergara, aka “Mama Bear,” were coming up with their Burger Week contribution, they decided they wanted something with “ooey-gooey, running-down-your-chin goodness” and “a little zing-zang” of heat. Mama Bear suggested calling it the Papa Bear, and there ya have it. Mission accomplished. — Tyler Hayden
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Bacon & Tomato Marmalade Burger It’s hard to imagine a way to improve upon Yellow Belly’s current selection of hit-the-spot burgers, but it’s done it for Burger Week with its heavenly Bacon & Tomato Marmalade Burger. This tasty take begins with a juicy beef patty topped with melted cheddar and thick-cut bacon and sandwiched between an ethereal brioche bun from Baker’s Table in Santa Ynez. The bottom bun is slathered in a savory garlic aioli, which perfectly complements the top condiment and star of the show: house-made tomato marmalade. Made with fresh seasonal tomatoes, it’s the perfect hit of brightness for this rich burger and easily finds that comfortable resting place between tangy and sweet. Going back to regular old ketchup will prove challenging after trying this delectable upgrade. Pair it with one of Yellow Belly’s 10 craft beers on tap, such as the Boont Amber Ale or the Figueroa Mountain Tropical Magic IPA, and enjoy the mountain views out on the patio. It’s an excellent summer burger, and it speaks to what Yellow Belly does so well: letting simple flavors shine. — Rebecca Horrigan
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alking into the Glass House, the State Street “cocktail garden” that opened in March, feels like entering another era. Inspired by the life of David Fairchild, an American botanist and plant explorer, as well as owner Alvaro Rojas’s partnerships with aquaponics farms, the play on the term “green house” becomes crystal clear. Rojas — who owns the popular and long-standing tapas restaurants Alcazar on the Mesa (opened in 2000) and Milk
directed the design. The majority of furniture, glassware, and coasters are all either partially recycled or repurposed, and even the romantic string lights are all solar. Explained Rojas, “We want to have as close to a zero carbon footprint as possible.” This mind-set infuses their cocktails as well, which feature produce from Santa Barbara Aquaponics, a purveyor from Oxnard, the ubiquitous farmers’ markets, and, soon, ingredients grown in-house from their own aquaponic tubs, which are already sprouting up greenery. Rojas partnered with bartender Kyle Peete, who hails from Chicago and was formerly with Alinea Group’s The Aviary, which was featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Table for their inventive creations. “Kyle worked there for two years and brought back all kinds of tricks,” Rojas said. In addition to cocktails and spirits, Glass House’s impressive wine program was curated by Jeremy Bohrer of Les Marchands. There’s also a range of tasty brews. Since they derive inspiration from fresh produce, the cocktail menu changes with the seasons, but you can always count on a quality product and an invigorating experience. “We want you to leave better than you came,” Rojas said. Here are some cocktail highlights:
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& Honey on West Anapamu Street (opened 2007) — is channeling his beverage expertise and passion for sustainability into this mixed-drink wonderland. The decor is like a mini world tour of Fairchild’s travels of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when he found more than 200,000 exotic plants to import to the United States. Among other crops, he’s credited with introducing avocados, dates, quinoa, and kale to this country. The Glass House’s sprawling bohemian setup features vintage nooks where guests can get cozy surrounded by differing styles from French colonial to sleek New York. “He lived through all those eras, so he’s the inspiration for the layout,” said Rojas, whose BAGGED BOOZE: The Jamaican Me Crazy is a sustainability ethos also Glass House creation.
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ive of us settle into the bed of a Cloud Climber jeep and, with glasses of rosé in hand, smile at one another in cheerful anticipation. We’ve all booked Gainey Vineyard’s Jeep Tour & Tasting excursion, a 1.5-mile roam through the winery’s beautiful vineyard acreage, concluding with a tasting at the property’s historic barn. The drive starts auspiciously enough, with a slowmoving ride through rows of tall vines, each adorned with emerald leaves and sun-soaked grapes. Ahead of us, another jeep meanders through a picturesque network of precisely pruned canopies. Then, as if making a wager with an invisible devil, our driver points to the distant Jeep and says: “I bet I can beat him to the barn.” And with that, he kicks open the throttle and pulls the steering wheel hard to the right, wildly careening down a rocky service road, inertia sending me and the other passengers flailing into the rear of the vehicle. “Wait, I hate this,” I hear someone say. As our transport rockets down a road suited only for surefooted goats, the g-forces accumulate, and we begin to experience the unique confusion of people who signed up for a wine tour and got involuntary astronaut training instead. “It was similar to the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios, minus the big splash at the end,” fellow passenger Stephanie Collinge would later say. “Actually, more like the Jeep ride that happened in the movie. It felt like something was chasing us and we were trying to get away from it.” The driver floors it, continuing to test the limits of the Jeep’s suspension as well as man’s capacity for horror. Outside, the grapevines have turned into a blur of green and yellow. Inside, we are living a macabre mashup of Sideways and Deathproof. Moments like these have a tendency to concentrate the mind and order priorities. In an instant, keeping our wine from spilling becomes an obvious fool’s errand and a paltry matter beneath our notice. The only action of importance now is to hold on — to both the Jeep’s railing and to our hopes for survival. “In October, this road is crawling with tarantulas!” our driver yells over the rumbling din of engine noise. Given the collective panic of everyone on board, this creepy bit of information strikes me as lily-gilding, something akin to playing haunted house music over the PA system of an actively crashing airplane.
Gainey Vineyard, which is located at 3950 East Highway 246, offers its Jeep 4·1·1 Tour & Tasting Excursion on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Ask for Anton!) Call 688-0558 or see gaineyvineyard.com.
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“They only have sex once a year,” he continues. “They must be married!” But this is no time for feeble comedy. This is a time to reflect on one’s life, to account for misdeeds and years misspent, and to resign one’s self to what certainly appears to be a rapidly approaching encounter with the great beyond. Yet, to our collective surprise, after a mile and a half of staggering anxiety and dust-induced asphyxiation, our party arrives at the barn without casualty. As we pull into the oak-lined clearing, our driver provides us with a parting salutation: “This barn was in the movie Seabiscuit!” Never has trivia felt so trivial. Pale-faced, white-knuckled, and weak-kneed, we emerge from the Jeep and onto terra firma, looking upon one another with the kind of knowing empathy typically shared only by combat veterans. For the
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remainder of the afternoon, we will refer to ourselves as “survivors.” “Just a fun day of delicious wines, beautiful views, and terrifying Jeeps,” says Kitty Wren, a visitor from Chicago. In the barn, we are poured a lovely Bordeauxstyle blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and petit verdot that features a delicious mixture of savory fruit flavors and earthy-tasting notes. We find it a pleasing contrast to our Jeep tour, which was a blend of Alfred Hitchcock’s and Jordan Peele’s night terrors featuring a heady mixture of unnecessary speed and self-soiling panic. Another tasting highlight is the exquisite syrah, a full-bodied wine offering aromas of dark cherry and black licorice. This too stands in distinction to the Jeep tour, which delivered a full-bodied freakout and offered aromas of flop sweat and tarantulatrodden dirt. With the tasting complete and our nerves sufficiently dulled, a Jeep arrives to take us back. “I feel triggered,” says Wren as the vehicle approaches. The return journey is blissfully uneventful. Our new driver, Anton, takes his time traversing through the stunning landscape and offers up a series of interesting facts regarding Gainey’s history and operations. As I look in the distance and spot other Jeeps peacefully rolling over the gentle hills of the Santa Ynez countryside, I begin to wonder if our experin ence was something of an anomaly.
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Sticky Fingers will now be on the menu for the next year at The Lark (131 Anacapa St.). Stay tuned for an interview with mixologist Nick Priedite in an upcoming issue of the Independent.
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at the bar. Santa Barbara’s own Everything’s Fine will be providing the live music. For the first time ever, non-hotel guests can access the pool. A limited number of pool passes are available for $35, which gives guests access to the Canary pool and one drink ticket, plus access to the party on the lower deck. Party starts at 3 p.m. at 31 West Carrillo Street Visit tinyurl.com/canary4th. MONTECITO COUNTRY MART FUN: Here is the lat-
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me to announce the start of its summer hours this week. It will be open 9:30 p.m., Sunday to Thursday, and it’s also trying something new for Friday and Saturday nights: serving the full menu until 9 p.m. but then staying open until 11 p.m. with a pared-down menu of favorites and the full bar. There will also be “fun things” that the cooks are creating, such as sweet and spicy baconwrapped chicken, served with a side of Italian mac ’n’ cheese. PACIFIC PICKLE WORKS AWARDED: Last month, the Santa Barbara–based Pacific Pickle Works won three SOFI Awards in New York City for three of its products: The Fenn Shui (pickled fennel in rice wine vinegar, Thai chili, fresh ginger, and orange zest) won gold in the “Pickles, Preserved Vegetable” category; the Pickles Under the Ginfluence (pickle chips in brine of dill, rosemary, jalapeño, and Cutler’s gin) won the “Best New Product” category; and the popular “Bloody Mary Elixir” won a silver in the “Cold Beverage, Drink and Cocktail Mix” category. The company returned to New York this week to show off its products during the annual Summer Fancy Food Show.
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this whimsical elixir features gin, strawberry, pineapple, and citrus in a Fruity Pebble milk punch. “It has a really bright summer spirit to it,” Rojas said. Not too sweet and perfectly balanced, this cocktail goes down easy, and may have you echoing Fred Flintstone’s spirited cry.
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hile it may not be as out of the ordinary as Christmas in June, UCSB Arts & Lectures’ annual season announcement event has a lot in common, at least for arts aficionados, with the childlike exuberance of unwrapping a mountain of shiny presents around a festive tree. Like a pair of sophisticated Santas, Celesta Billeci and Roman Baratiak deliver presents for everyone A Tuba to Cuba on an occasion that, in its sheer Lectures delves deep into the resources not abundance, partakes of the only of the world’s best performing artists, magical. At a typically warm and dazzling but also of the era’s most important scholars announcement event held at the Rockwood and most commanding authors. The way in Mission Canyon on Tuesday, June 11, Arts the History Matters lecture series has been & Lectures unveiled an impeccably sourced, shaped to lead us all into the maelstrom of hand-crafted lineup of cultural opportuni- the 2020 election year is a great example ties that’s unique not only to our region of thoughtful programming. Elaine Weiss but the world. As always, there’s a flurry of opens the series on November 3 with a discrowd-pleasing surprises to kick things off. cussion of women’s suffrage in America, the In the first week of October alone, expect topic of her powerful volume of narrative to see a concert by Broadway and televi- history, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight sion star Kristin Chenoweth at The Granada to Win the Vote. Douglas Brinkley arrives Theatre on Wednesday, October 2; a con- on December 5 to present his work on versation between Pico Iyer and composer John F. Kennedy and the space race, and Philip Glass at Campbell Hall on Thursday, Pulitzer-winning presidential biographer October 3; and the United States premiere Jon Meacham follows on January 30 with of an evening-length piece by Sankai Juku, his latest reflections on America then and the world’s foremost proponents of the Japa- now. The series finishes strong with two of nese dance form known as butoh on Friday, the most exciting intellectuals in the world October 4, at the Granada. today, Jill Lepore and Henry Louis Gates Diversity, beauty, critical thinking, and Jr. These are the preeminent historians sheer joy will be present in equal measures addressing the most important questions throughout the year that follows as Arts & facing our country today, and they are all
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STONEWALL RIOTS READING On June 28, 1969, New York police raided The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village, sparking a backlash that consisted of several nights of riots and the birth of the modern LGBTQ movement. To commemorate the pivotal event’s 50th anniversary, Stonewall is the theme of this year’s Pride Month. What better time, then, to dig into the history of this momentous occasion? Below are three book suggestions to get you started:
Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution, by David Carter (1994): Based on hundreds of interviews and more than a decade of research, Carter details the events leading up to the Stonewall Riots. His book was the basis of the PBS American Experience documentary Stonewall Uprising. Stonewall, by Martin Bauml Duberman (1994): Award-winning historian and scholar on gender and race issues, Duberman creates a narrative around the six individuals central to the event. Described as a “vivid and stirring recreation of the Stonewall riot, probing beneath its symbolism to discover the social forces it unleashed” in the Los Angeles Times Book Review. The Stonewall Reader: An anthology of firsthand accounts, diaries, and magazine and newspaper articles drawn from the New York Public Library archives. — Michelle Drown
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Hesu is a holistic doctor by day, musician by night. On his album Only the Child, S.B.’s Hesu Whitten explores themes of innocence, memories, love, and loss, in his debut album after over 30 years of honing his craft. Hesu infuses his healing ethos into his music. A practicing holistic doctor who has developed his own kinesiological methods for dealing with trauma, he hopes his music can reach listeners on a similarly deep-down level. “I just hope it connects people to their heart, that it unblocks them,” he said. “We’re so afraid of feeling deeply, but there’s something really healing about laughing and crying. I want to write songs that move people.” Drawing inspiration from old greats such as his idols Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, and ELO, Only the Child is lushly produced, carried by melodic uplift. Hesu teamed up with area musicians Drake Carmichael, Austin Beede, and Zach Madden, and produced the record at Orange Whip Studios with Angus Cooke and Madden. Lyrically, the album is refreshingly eclectic. Songs range from the personal, like the nostalgic “Marblehead” of his days growing up sailing in a New England seaside town and the inwardlooking “Existential Cowboy,” to the political, like “Simpsonwood,” about the 2000 Simpsonwood CDC conference (Whitten is an anti-vaccination advocate), and “Dorothy,” about Civil Rights leader Dorothy Height. Hesu became acquainted with Height’s words and personality through a girlfriend who interviewed and ghostwrote for her — he considers Height a great inspiration. The album’s art work is a collage of personality, a heartfelt assembly of childhood photos and imagery of nature; the album’s cover is a photo of Hesu as a child. “It’s about spiritual evolution, tapping into who we are at the deepest levels...where we see the preciousness and innocence of children, who would never do anything that would harm or for the sake of profit,” he said. “Music is a healer — I was born to help this planet discover how people get injured on the emotional, spiritual, and physical level, and how to reclaim our health.” — Richie DeMaria
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CEREAL COLLECTOR: William Davies King has been saving flattened cereal boxes for decades.
isitors to the theater and dance department friend, the author William Walsh Crawford Jr. Crawat UCSB have come to expect the unexpected, ford and King met at Phillips Academy Andover where but on Thursday, June 20, something was hap- they shared an interest in theater. After several decades pening in one of the dance studios that very few of had passed in which the pair had limited contact, they even their most assiduous observers discovered that at the same time that could have predicted. Tree of Life, a King was amassing what is surely the one-day performance/presentation definitive collection of American by distinguished Professor of Theater cereal boxes, Crawford had been William Davies King featured more researching and writing Cerealizing than 2,000 cereal boxes, each one difAmerica: The Unsweetened Story of ferent, laid out in a variety of patterns American Breakfast Cereal, which until they covered the entire floor. was published in 1995. Crawford This is the second time that King has was on hand at UCSB on Thursday, presented these carefully preserved cheerfully manning an impressive consumer packages; the last time merchandise table that featured a by Charles Donelan was in 2002, and the collection has catalog for the Tree of Life perforgrown considerably since then. All mance that the pair coauthored. the familiar brands were represented The exhibit offered enjoyment — Cheerios, Wheaties, Rice Krispies, and Corn Flakes on multiple levels: as visual stimulation, as consumer — plus many that one had either forgotten or had never history, and as cultural artifact. King spent the whole heard of in the first place. Kellogg’s OJ’s anyone? How day answering questions and guiding the arrangement process. As with many significant works of art and about a nice bowl of General Mills Reese’s Puffs? The cereal boxes are only one aspect of King’s vast scholarship, the more you know about King’s project, collection of consumer product labels. He has been the more interesting it becomes. Collections of Nothcruising the aisles of supermarkets for decades with ing stands as one of the most literate, self-aware, and an eye for new packaging and gently releasing labels idiosyncratic memoirs of the era, bearing resemblances from their products and storing them in binders since not only to the work of King’s favorite contemporary the 1980s. The story of his “collection of nothing,” as playwrights, such as Shawn and Will Eno, but also to he prefers to call it, plus an extraordinarily persistent such literary legends as the late Roland Barthes and his and erudite attempt to make sense of his activities, can American academic sometime exegete, D.A. Miller of be found in his 2008 memoir, also called Collections of UC Berkeley. The book’s style reflects its author’s conviction that Nothing and published by the prestigious University of true intimacy requires the rejection of nostalgia. He Chicago Press. King ordinarily stakes his claim as a university pro- insists on the idea that his collections, no matter how fessor of theater on the scholarly side of the scholarship/ painstakingly assembled and preserved, amount to performance divide. He is a renowned expert on the “nothing” in order to offer a committed critique of life and work of American playwright Eugene O’Neill, the ordinary goals of mainstream collectors. The and he has also written a book on Wallace Shawn. He presence of Crawford, who was happy to talk cereal teaches a popular UCSB course on ancient drama and history with anyone who was interested, added to the has recently begun sharing his thoughts about collect- sense that this was a special occasion, one in which the will to share knowledge had joined forces with an ing in a course on that subject as well. On this special day, King was joined by a small impulse to undermine the bureaucratic boundaries of group of student assistants who helped him lay out the scholarship and the commercial designs of connoiscereal boxes in imaginative designs, and by a childhood seurship. n
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licking “The Bottom of It,” the groovy single “Gold Past Life,” and the stomper “A Lingering Love.” This was also the first show where the Coterie Club, an event-driven pop-up dining experience, led by talented chef Nick Bodden, partnered with SOhO to create a preshow multicourse dinner and beverage pairing. Making excellent use of the patio, the club set up a long rustic table decorated with peonies and greeted guests with champagne and fresh oysters upon arrival. The dinner stunningly presented the best of S.B. produce. Highlights included candy-sweet heirloom tomatoes, layered with olive tapenade prosciutto and orange zest, and succulent short ribs. Of course, any menu that begins with oysters and ends with a cheese plate will forever have my affection. The vibrant dinner set the tone for a night of continued sensory expansion full of new songs and old favorites. Fruit Bats’ classics, such as “Humbug Mountain Song” and “When U Love Somebody,” seemed infused with fresh energy and had the crowd dancing, swaying, and singing along. Although Gold Past Life feels nostalgic, with their contagious glee, smart songwriting, and dynamic performance, it’s clear they’ve hit gold right in the present. — Rebecca Horrigan COURTESY
hat Fruit Bats singer Eric D. Johnson described as Santa Barbarans’ permanent stage of “stokitude” was out in full force for their Friday show at SOhO. Celebrating the release of their new album, Gold Past Life, the band appeared just as jazzed as the audience. Like dynamite, the musicians exploded in an effervescent set. With every creative guitar solo, bouncy keyboard flourish, and excited glance at a bandmate, it was obvious the group enjoyed performing their new collection of music in front of an ultra-receptive audience. Like a sponge, the crowd soaked up the striking new songs, such as the rol-
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hat emerged from John (Steppenwolf) Kay’s presentation/mini concert at the Lobero last Sunday was an entertaining, articulate journey through his thus-far 77-year life. He opened the evening with a clip of himself as a black-leather-clad, chest-baring, mustachioed Steppenwolf leader belting out the band’s iconic hit “Born to be Wild” before a thousands-fold At the Lobero arena crowd. Onstage at the Lobero, Theatre, Sun., modern-day Kay asked the telling June 23. question, “How did that guy turn into this guy?” while pointing to a photo of himself tenderly holding an orangutan in Borneo. His multimedia presentation answered the question, shifting starkly from his rock-star wild life to life as an impassioned wildlife advocate. The German-born youth embraced music in Toronto and struck pay dirt in Los Angeles with Steppenwolf, but he now champions endangered elephants and other animals, especially in Africa. After “retiring” from the music business in 2010, Kay and his wife of 50-plus years, Jutta Maue, tend the Maue Kay Foundation, funding worthy conservancy groups. In the show’s half-hour musical portion, Kay sported a dobro for his bluesy slide-guitar turns, and an acoustic
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guitar for folk-rockier “statement songs.” Program-wise, he dodged any urge or implied crowd pressure to trot out the old, golden radio hits, working more in Howlin’ Wolf world than Steppenwolf world. We were reminded of the strong blues base and spicing in his music (including the riff-trudging “Born to be Wild”) with Kay-ized blues classics “Walkin’ Blues,” “Corrina, Corrina,” and “Meet Me at the Bottom.” His folk songs addressed a slice of baby boomer life, the dangers of corporate control, and a paean to his fellow wildlife conservancy warriors, some killed by poachers in the line of duty. “Our fellow creatures have a right to live,” he summed up. “Their survival is in our hands.” — Josef Woodard
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he Folk Orchestra of Santa Barbara, one of the more unique and ambitious musical traditions in town, was founded by multi-instrumentalist, singer, and audience-friendly toastmasAt Presidio Chapel, ter Adam Phillips. Now Fri., June 21. in its third season, the Folk Orchestra of Santa Barbara (FOSB) embraces a specific theme or cultural world tradition, boasting Phillips’s arrangements made for nearly 30 musicians, including strings and relevant indigenous instruments for each occasion. & ENTERTAINMENT Last weekend’s edition, titled “Spanish,” benefited
and Laurie Rasmussen, who was otherwise perched & ENTERTAINMENT at her main ax, the harp. Santa Barbarans have been trained to glom onto flamenco as the presiding Spanish musical flavor, and the gifted area flamenco guitarist Chris Fossek was a special guest for that cause (abetted by guitarist Matthew Roy, playing Isaac Albéniz’s “Asturias,” and elsewhere played the Spanish hurdy gurdy). But Spanish music encompasses many regions, histories, and sub-idioms, as represented by Phillips’s diverse program here, with music tapping Andalusian, Basque, Galician, and Sephardic-Jewish styles. To close, the compass tilted north to Ireland with Phillips’s traditional end game, a hearty singalong to “The Parting Glass.” Coming attractions: The orchestra takes on the ’60s in September and goes Scottish in December. The world of FOSB keeps turning. — JW
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n her memoir, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, Sandra Tsing Loh makes it clear that menopause isn’t for the faint of heart. Not when one is also trying to balance raising children, running a household, paying a mortgage, holding down a career, and caring for an aging parent. Life doesn’t stop for menopause; it goes on in concert with the chaotic, bewildering emotional and physical changes. Loh, a writer and performer, has a warts-and-all type of honesty, and by turns can be wickedly funny and poignant. A baby boomer reared in Southern California, Loh confesses, without shame, that she can’t effortlessly balance multiple roles, that the burden is too heavy, that she feels too depressed to fix dinner, clean the house, pack lunches, run a fundraiser for the school music program, and look after her aging father. She needs someone to nurture her, to lighten her load, and to understand why she simply wants to stay in bed all day with the blinds drawn and the covers pulled over her head. And that desire isn’t a sign of failure, Loh asserts. Embrace the emotional chaos. Cut corners, lower the bar, say no. “The middle-aged women I know,” Loh writes, “clawing their way through this passage, have no rules—they glue themselves together with absolutely anything they can get their hands on.” Take heart, accept, and you can emerge on the far side of menopause, quite possibly as a more complete version of yourself. — Brian Tanguay
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hat better way to celebrate the solstice weekend than with a delightful season opening concert by the Music Academy’s Festival Orchestra. Maestro Larry Rachleff, renowned for his ability to bring a group of musicians together with minimal rehearsal time, truly outdid himself with this concert, which took place a full week ahead of when the orchestra has been expected to perform over the last few years. The venue was also special; Hahn Hall is less than a third the size of the Granada, and putting a full orchestra on its stage guarantees that every note will be crystal clear all the way to the back row. Pianist Sylvia Qianhui Jiang, the winner of the MAW’s 2018 concerto competition, returned as soloist for the opening number, the Symphonic Variations of César Franck. This 15-minute whirlwind of a piece provided an apt introduction to the evening’s main event, a splendid account of the Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 of Ludwig van Beethoven. Rachleff and the orchestra achieved a perfect balance between rapidity and majesty as Beethoven’s first truly epic symphony unfolded. Flutes, trumpets, horns, and oboes carried out their starring roles to vivid effect, and the capacity audience was thrilled by the sheer exuberance of these young players at the outset of their Music Academy experience. — Charles Donelan
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va DuVernay’s When They See Us is the poster evidence has been presented, these children have child for difficult but essential viewing. It’s must- already been condemned. see TV where you’ll want to look away, but it’s The trial offers a few rare moments of optimism. imperative that you don’t. For more than four straight The prosecutor, Elizabeth Lederer (Vera Farmiga), grueling hours, this Netflix miniseries reconstructs the recognizes how flimsy the evidence is and can sense gross miscarriage of justice perpetrated against five foul play from Fairstein’s handling of the case. The innocent children known as the Central Park Five and defense attorneys, played by Joshua Jackson, Blair their families in the infamous Central Park jogger case Underwood, and Chris Jackson, are able to poke innumerable holes in the state’s arguments. If this from 1989. In April of that year, a tale had come out of Holwhite woman, Trisha Meili lywood, all the redemptive (Alexandra Templer), was beats are here in order to viciously raped and beaten turn this story around and while going on a run through deliver a modicum of jusCentral Park. At the other tice. But this is real life, and end of the park, that same we know how it ends. These night, a large group of black chances at vindication are male teenagers was taken painfully squandered one by T.M. Weedon into custody for being a pubafter another in a headlong lic nuisance. In one hasty assumption after another, drive toward judicial failing. sex crimes officer and now best-selling author But this tragedy doesn’t end at the sentencing. Linda Fairstein (Felicity Huffman) is soon holding DuVernay stays with these boys as they grow into these culprits of horseplay as suspects for rape and men behind bars and as they reenter the world 6-12 years later, convicted felons now, registered attempted murder. The first image of violence against a young boy sex offenders, out of prison but still penned in by comes as a shock when a police officer slams his a criminal justice system that won’t allow them to helmet across the face of Kevin Richardson (Asante succeed. All but one. Korey Wise — played by Jharrel Blackk), a child of just 14 years old, still on the shy Jerome as both a boy and an adult in an incredible side of puberty. But soon the brutality becomes feat of physical and emotional transformation — is procedural as interrogating police officers abuse and denied parole again and again after refusing to admit coerce these minors into providing false confessions. his guilt in the case. Not until 2002, when the actual It is a sickening sight. Step by step, these officers rapist confesses and his DNA is matched with that rehearse the rape’s graphic details with the boys, and of the assailant are the Central Park Five exonerated we watch as their prepubescent mouths form over and Wise set free. and repeat the vulgar words they’re force-fed. It would be premature to relegate this episode of By hook or by crook, the NYPD is going to make racially motivated injustice to the dustbin of history. these boys fit the facts of the case even if the facts of Too many of its traces still linger in our police forces, the case don’t fit the boys. DuVernay and her cin- in our prisons, in the way racism blinds us to humanematographer, Bradford Young, film their subjects ity. In one scene, Donald Trump, at the time a mere in close-up with an intimate, shallow focus, often real estate huckster, appears on television calling for through a glacial blue filter. Behind the boys’ faces, the death penalty for these kids, an echo of the days the world is nothing but haze, as cold and harsh as of lynching and mob justice. A mother of one of the ice. They are stranded in the blur, isolated from all boys is forced to bear witness. “They need to keep warmth and hope. They can’t make sense of their that bigot off TV is what they need to do,” she says. In situation. They are trapped in the officers’ tunnel a sad, knowing wink to the audience, DuVernay has vision, held hostage to the officers’ myopic fixation another character reply, “Don’t worry about it, his 15 on their guilt. The media latches onto the same nar- minutes is almost up.” If only. rative, full of inflammatory, racially coded language, un-vetted facts, and untried conclusions. Before any When They See Us streams on Netflix.
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CHURCH OF LAUGHS: Ashes to Ashes cowriter Mitchell Thomas (pictured) plays Father Ben, the doofus pastor of an Episcopal church in a town much like Santa Barbara. He encounters plenty of classic sitcom obstacles in his eight-episode story arc. Jenna Scanlon (below) plays Ben’s disapproving secretary, Judy.
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he cast of Ashes to Ashes, a hilarious new web comedy available for viewing now at ashesto ashestheseries.com, will be familiar to the city’s theatergoers from dozens of productions by Lit Moon Theatre Company, the Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College, the UCSB theater department, Genesis West, and more. Even if you’ve seen Mitchell Thomas, Jenna Scanlon, Annie Torsiglieri, Brian Harwell, Stanley Hoffman, Irwin Appel, and Tom Hinshaw onstage in everything from Shakespeare to Beckett, you most likely haven’t seen how well they adapt to the small screen, and in particular to
his sexton Rob (Stan Hoffman) smokes pot on the job. Add to that the fact that his wife, Marcia (Ailish Dermody), tells him to his face that she’s sleeping with sleazy pinot honcho Sean the Winemaker (Brian Harwell). No sitcom setup would be complete without unresolved sexual tension, and Ashes to Ashes delivers its funniest episodes (3: “You Deserve to Be Happy” and 4: “You Really Misread That”) when Ben’s therapist Sheila (Annie Torsiglieri) reveals that, despite the fact that she dozed off during his session, she has feelings for her patient. The combination of classic television comedy style and darker material is at its sharpest when Torsiglieri is on-screen. Enough of these by Charles Donelan wise women therapists like Tony Soprano’s Dr. Melfi. Let’s have some credentialed kooks. Sheila deserves her own show! Perhaps the oddest and most interesting question about this little comedic gem is “How did it happen?” Mitchell Thomas is a professor at Westmont College, and his wife, Sarah Dammann Thomas, is an actual ordained Episcopal minister, as opposed to playing one on the web. What possessed Mitchell to take the lead in this decidedly irreverent operation? The answer qualifies as one of the year’s better “only in Santa Barbara” anecdotes. Cowriter Michael Bernard is married to Annie Torsiglieri, who plays Sheila, and his brother, Evan Bernard, directed the series. Evan’s career as a director of music videos has earned him one of pop culture’s most coveted and least available accolades — he’s name-checked in a Beastie Boys rap. “Get It Together” on Ill Communication includes a cameo from Q-Tip and the the archetypal situation comedy. Now is your chance. following verse from MCA: “I don’t think I’m slick As written by Mitchell Thomas and Michael Ber- nor do I play like I’m hard / But I’mma drive the lane nard, these eight short episodes (they average about like I was Evan Bernard.” Talk about street cred. So that’s the connection between the Beastie Boys five minutes apiece) distill the eternal verities of the sitcom worldview to a highly concentrated essence. and Westmont College that you probably didn’t see Thomas plays Father Ben, the doofus pastor of an coming, and, like the show itself, it’s got that late ’80s Episcopal church in a town much like Santa Barbara. flavor. The web-sized snippets of comedy offered by He encounters plenty of classic sitcom obstacles in his Ashes to Ashes aren’t as long as episodes of the Mary eight-episode story arc, some of them quite harsh. He Tyler Moore Show, or as morbid as a season of Curb gets no respect from his staff. Secretary Judy (Jenna Your Enthusiasm, but hey, they are ours, Santa Barbara. Scanlon) clearly looks down on his slacker work Let’s hope that we have not seen the last of Father Ben ethic and lack of originality or responsibility, and or his strange companions. n
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Rise of the Guardians (97 mins., PG) Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, and Isla Fisher provide the voices for this animated film about fairy tale characters â€” Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman, and Jack Frost â€” who band together to fight Pitch Black, an evildoer intent on plunging the children of the world into his nightmares. Camino Real (Thu., 10 a.m.)/ Paseo Nuevo (Tue.-Wed., 10 a.m.)
PREMIERES Annabelle Comes Home (106 mins., R) The latest installation in the Conjuring film universe, this supernatural horror continues the story of demonic doll, Annabelle, who, despite being caged behind glass in Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warrenâ€™s locked artifacts room, manages to call upon other evil spirits to continue her reign of terror. Camino Real/Metro 4 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (121 mins., R) Joe Talbot makes his directorial debut with this drama about an African American manâ€™s efforts to reclaim his childhood home, a San Francisco Filmore District Victorian house built by his grandfather. Paseo Nuevo Midsommar (140 mins., R) Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) and two friends travel to Sweden to celebrate Midsommar, a festival held in the countryside every 90 years. Soon the trip turns into a nightmare, however, when they discover the fete includes violent rituals. Paseo Nuevo (Opens Wed., July 3)
Pavarotti (114 mins., PG-13) Director Ron Howard turns documentarian in this film about legendary operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti. The Hitchcock
Spider-Man: Far from Home (129 mins., PG-13) Still mourning the death of his mentor Tony Stark/Iron Man, Peter Parker/ Spider-Man (Tom Holland) resumes life as a high school student and goes on a trip to Europe with his classmates. While there, former S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) teams him up with Quentin Beck/ Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) for a special mission to fight the evil Elementals. Arlington/Camino Real (2D &3D)/ Metro 4 (2D &3D) (Opens Tue., July 2)
O Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (119 mins., NR) Just as readers of great books resist watching film adaptations of the original for fear of sullying the source, the prospect of a documentary about a prominent author might give pause. Can film do justice to creative worlds of words? But what gives song, flight, and depth to this documentary is the warm wisdom of Morrisonâ€™s own presence and ideas and the intelligent telling of her remarkable story. Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders weaves a tapestry from archival footage â€” including images of slavery, Jim Crow, and other touchpoints of the black experience in America â€” and the now 88-yearold Nobel winnerâ€™s own articulate commentaries. Morrison speaks eloquently about her background and appreciation of black womenâ€™s narratives, her move from Random House editor/single mother to globally treasured author, and racial inequity, all with a sage-like poise and insight. (JW) Riviera
Yesterday (112 mins., PG-13) Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 127 Hours) directs this musical/fantasy/comedy about struggling singer/songwriter Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), who, after a freak bus accident and a global blackout, finds that no one remembers the Beatlesâ€™ music. Malik then passes off the Fab Fourâ€™s songs as his own and becomes a star. Fairview/Paseo Nuevo
NOW SHOWING Aladdin (128 mins., PG) Will Smith plays Genie (voiced fabulously by Robin Williams in the 1992 animated film) in this updated, live-action version of the folktale One Thousand and One Nights. The story remains the same: Aladdin (Mena Massoud) falls in love with Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), finds a magic lamp, and frees Genie; mayhem ensues. Fairview/Fiesta 5
Anna (118 mins., R) Director Luc Bessonâ€™s (The Professional, Lucy) latest cinematic offering is an action-thriller about a top model, Anna
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Spider-Man: Far from Home (Sasha Luss) who is a secret government assassin. Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, and Cillian Murphy star. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo
O Biggest Little Farm (91 mins., PG) Perhaps the biggest triumph at this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival was The Biggest Little Farm, a fascinating documentary on the humble beginnings, struggles, and ultimate success story of Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark. Urban refugee filmmaker John Chester rolled camera(s), extensively and obsessively, on the project he undertook with his wife, Molly, tracing the radical transformation of a neglected plot of land in Ventura County into a wildly diversified farm — now a model of sustainability worthy of visitor tours. Sidestepping the “dry doc” syndrome, the film depicts their so-far seven-year adventure and arc of selfeducation with seductive visuals and an engaging dramatic moxie. On the sonic front, Jeff Beal’s Disney-fied orchestral music seems all wrong for such a literally organic tale, which cries out for something acoustic and rootsy. That quibble aside, The Biggest Little Farm charms and inspires with an epic DIY story from deep inside the 805. (JW) Riviera
Child’s Play (120 mins., R) This reboot/remake of the 1988 slasher film, Karen Barclay (Aubrey Plaza) gives her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) an impish-looking doll for his birthday. They soon find that the doll, Chucky, is an evil killer. Camino Real/Metro 4 Echo in the Canyon (82 mins., PG-13) This documentary explores the L.A.’s Laurel Canyon 1967-69 music scene, which produced iconic groups such as the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and Buffalo Springfield. Great interviews with Roger McGuin, Ringo Starr, and the late Tom Petty, among others. The Hitchcock
O The Fall of the American Empire (129 mins., NR) Talk aplenty mixes with gritty action and satirical fizz in The Fall of the American Empire, the latest from French-Canadian director Denys Arcand (The Barbarian Invasions, Jesus of Montreal, and a precursor film, 1986’s The Decline of American Empire). The Fall tells the tale of a cynical and idealistic intellectual (Alexander Landry) who bumps into a bundle of dirty money from a botched heist and is drawn into an elaborate scheme involving a sex worker/love interest (Maripier Morin) and an ex-con with hearts of gold. Comeuppance, of the bloody and career-sabotaging sort, is in store for criminals of both the gangland and high finance kind, along with other subplotting detours. From these materials, Arcand spins a charming though sometimes didactic yarn, addressing the evils — and American empire values — of capitalist greed and money-obsession, but also the possibilities of redemption. Arcand also extends compassion for the homeless, in Montreal and elsewhere in the American empire. (JW) Riviera John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (131 mins., R) Keanu Reeves reprises his role as John Wick, a notorious hitman, for this third installment of the franchise. In this film, Wick has a $14 million contract on his head and so becomes the target for assassins from around the globe. Halle Berry and Laurence Fishburne also star. Metro 4
Late Night (102 mins., R) Mindy Kaling wrote and costars in this dramedy about a famous talk show host (Emma Thompson) who hires a female writer (Kaling) to help her resurrect her flagging career. Fiesta 5 Men in Black: International (115 mins., PG-13) This fourth installment in the Men in Black franchise follows agents H (Chris
Hemsworth) and M (Tessa Thompson) who work out of the London MIB office. A rollicking time of chasing aliens ensues. Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson also star. Camino Real/Metro 4
O Rocketman (121 mins., R) Dexter Fletcher’s Elton John biopic is an engaging representation of the legendary artist’s rise to fame and struggle with drug abuse. The film has some issues with a scattered narrative and shaky dialogue, but remains striking nonetheless. Through a powerful performance from lead Taron Egerton and a flamboyant visual aesthetic, the film captures unique nuances of Elton’s career such as his outrageous costumes and wild sense of humor. However, some tropes of the music biopic stick out with elements like an overly dramatic first artistic breakthrough scene and a stereotypical record agent. Despite this, Rocketman is a must see for any music fan as the musical and aesthetic nostalgia of the film is very much worthwhile. (MPG)
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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (86 mins., PG) This sequel to the 2016 film follows Max (Patton Oswalt) the Jack Russell Terrier on a family trip to a farm, where he meets a menagerie of critters and characters. Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, and Tiffany Haddish also lend their voice talents. Fairview/Fiesta 5
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Toy Story 4 (100 mins., G) Sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), Rex (Wallace Shawn), and the rest of the toy gang get a new addition to their group when Bonnie makes new toy Forky (Tony Hale). But, Forky suffers from an existential crisis and Woody must help him understand what it really means to be a toy. Camino Real/Fiesta 5
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he knockout rounds of the and Rose Lavelle, dangerous in the Women’s World Cup are raispenalty area, both drew fouls. Megan ing pulse rates around the Rapinoe buried the spot kicks, the second even after the Spanish keeper planet like never before. As more countries make serious investguessed right. ments in women’s soccer, they have Spain’s physical approach may hammered away at the disparities have been costly in the end, but the that had put the United States and match was tight because of it. “It’s a a couple of other teams head and contact sport,” Boyoko said. “Do you shoulders above the rest. let the U.S. play in rhythm and walk In the round of 16, France and over you, or do you try to disrupt the U.S. had to scratch out a pair of them?” For the Americans, it was a chance nervous 2-1 wins — the French getto prove they could be gritty as well as ting a goal late in overtime to defeat Brazil, and the Americans needing pretty. They’ll need more of the same two penalty kicks to put away Spain against France. Boyoko predicted Friday’s match would come down to — setting up their marquee quartera penalty-kick shootout. final match at noon Friday, June 28. In the background of the drama is The winner will advance to a July 2 ONE SPORT, MANY CONTINENTS: Bella Viana (left) and Goffin Boyoko were pulling for opposite sides during the Brazil-France the class-action lawsuit that national semifinal against either England or match at the Women’s World Cup. Soccer was the vehicle for players from Westmont College to mix with girls in Uganda last month. women players have issued against Norway. the U.S. Soccer Federation over Despite the lofty expectations of the No. 1–ranked U.S. women, there is no guarantee they will be team were classmates of his. One of them, Amandine Henry, being given second-class treatment compared to the vastly in the July 7 final. A stumble here, a bad break there, and their scored the winning goal against Brazil. less successful national men’s team. “These women are way ahead of college players in their opponents are capable of making them pay for it. The World “Equity would be nice,” Westmont’s Jaggard said. “It makes understanding of the game,” Boyoko said. He asserts that me sad the only way to attain it is through a lawsuit.” Cup would survive without them. “If you base your enthusiasm on one win or one loss, you watching and studying the game is essential to one’s growth as a Jaggard came from Chico State to take over the Westmont don’t understand the game,” said Jenny Jaggard, coach of the player. He invited Viana to join him last Sunday at Dargan’s res- program in April, and a month later, she and the Warrior Westmont College women’s team. “There’s such a huge wave of taurant to view the match between Brazil and France. Because women went on a two-week tour in Uganda and Kenya, two interest. Regardless [of the U.S. team’s fate], the sport continues of her Brazilian roots, she was his friendly rival for two hours. countries where women’s sports have a long way to go. to grow.” The skill level has advanced along with the participa“Do you think it was fair when the U.S. won 13-0?” she asked “Soccer is not an option when you’re 15 or 16 and have a famtion. “Since I was playing 10 years ago,” Jaggard said, “women’s of the rare mismatch in the World Cup between America and ily,” Jaggard said. “It expanded our girls’ horizons to see what it’s technical ability has gotten better, and the speed of the game is Thailand. “Where I grew up, if you can score 25 goals, you score like in the rest of the world.” 25 goals,” Boyoko said. The college students did plant some seeds of hope during faster. It’s beginning to look more like men’s soccer.” Bella Viana was a high-scoring forward for the SBCC womThere were no easy goals in this round. France had an appar- their tour, part of an ongoing program through the Sports en’s team (41 goals in ent early score wiped out by the newly implemented video Outreach Institute. Russ Carr, a former Westmont men’s soccer two years), and she assistant referee. “I do not like VAR,” said Boyoko, inclined to coach, founded the institute to promote cultural exchanges and will be among 11 new accept human errors as part of the game. It was 1-1 at the end spiritual growth through sports. players on the UCSB roster. “I like men’s soccer more than of regulation time. Every touch counted in overtime, and two “We’d bus into the slums, pull out a bag of soccer balls, and women’s,” she confessed. Her favorite player is the Brazilian key plays turned the tide for France. “Small details made the the kids all ran up to us,” Jaggard said. star Neymar. “It’s really cool to watch his style. He’s very creative difference: a save on the line [defender Griedge Mbock turned The experience brought the Warrior women together as and very theatrical.” away Brazil’s shot after the French goalkeeper was beaten] and a team. A strong team bond is another quality that the U.S. Goffin Boyoko, a former UCSB men’s player, has been an a goal on a set piece [Amel Majri’s free kick setting up Henry],” women are is counting on to carry them through the perils on assistant coach with the Gaucho women since 2017 and will be Boyoko pointed out. n the pitches of France. associate head coach in the upcoming season. A native of Paris, “France deserved it,” Viana conceded. “They played well. he attended Clairefontaine, a French national soccer academy Brazil was sending hopeful long balls.” for boys and girls. He said four members of France’s World Cup The next day, the U.S. women overcame an aggressive Spanish team by capitalizing on two opportunities. Tobin Heath
WOMEN ON THE RISE: A triumphant U.S. team circled the field with the flag after winning the 1999 Women’s World Cup before 90,000 fans in the Rose Bowl. 60
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JOHN ZANT’S GAME OF THE WEEK
6/29: Beach Volleyball: Men’s and Women’s CBVA Opens The first weekend of Semana Nautica, the annual Santa Barbara summer sports festival, features a payday at the historic East Beach volleyball courts. Teams finishing in the top three of each division — men and women equally — will earn $1,500. Early entries among the men include Santa Barbara’s Ben Price and partner Chris Dedo of Redondo, and 40-year-olds Anthony Medel and David Goss, former standouts at San Marcos High. Medel won more than $175,000 on the pro tour between 2001 and 2010. The strong women’s field has attracted highly ranked high schoolers Josie Ulrich (Ventura) and Piper Naess (Laguna Beach), as well as players with collegiate experience, including Alexa Strange (USC)-Jessica Sykora (Arizona State), and Crissy Jones (Washington)-Susannah Muno (UCLA). Muno’s brother JJ was a baseball star on UCSB’s 2016 College World Series team. 9am-6pm. East Beach. Free. Visit cbva.com.
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Ryan Bergert The West Virginia sophomore struck out the side in a pair of relief appearances and earned two saves to close out wins over the San Luis Obispo Blues. With a streak of nine consecutive strikeouts, the righthander has not surrendered a run this summer.
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES
(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Here are your fortune-cookie-style horo-
(June 21-July 22): Here are your fortune-cookie-style
scopes for the months ahead. JULY: Discipline your inner flame. Use your radiance constructively. Your theme is controlled fire. AUGUST: Release yourself from dwelling on what’s amiss or off-kilter. Find the inspiration to focus on what’s right and good. SEPTEMBER: Pay your dues with joy and gratitude. Work hard in service to your beautiful dreams. OCTOBER: You can undo your attractions to “gratifications” that aren’t really very gratifying. NOVEMBER: Your allies can become even better allies. Ask them for more. DECEMBER: Be alert for unrecognized value and hidden resources.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Here are your fortune-cookie-style
horoscopes for the months ahead. JULY: If you choose to play one of life’s trickier games, you must get trickier yourself. AUGUST: Shedding irrelevant theories and unlearning old approaches will pave the way for creative breakthroughs. SEPTEMBER: Begin working on a new product or project that will last a long time. OCTOBER: Maybe you don’t need that emotional crutch as much as you thought. NOVEMBER: Explore the intense, perplexing, interesting feelings until you’re cleansed and healed. DECEMBER: Join forces with a new ally and/or deepen an existing alliance.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Here are your fortune-cookie-style
horoscopes for the months ahead. JULY: It’s time to take fuller advantage of a resource you’ve been neglecting or underestimating. AUGUST: For a limited time only, two plus two equals five. Capitalize on that fact by temporarily becoming a two-plus-two-equals-five type of person. SEPTEMBER: It’s time and you’re ready to discover new keys to fostering interesting intimacy and robust collaboration. OCTOBER: The boundaries are shifting on the map of the heart. That will ultimately be a good thing. NOVEMBER: If you do what you fear, you’ll gain unprecedented power over the fear. DECEMBER: What’s the one thing you can’t live without? Refine and deepen your relationship to it.
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Come up with savvy plans to eliminate bad stress and welcome good stress.
your future goals. NOVEMBER: Be open to new and unexpected ideas so as to get the emotional healing you long for. DECEMBER: Shed old, worn-out self-images. Reinvent yourself. Get to know your depths better.
horoscopes for the months ahead. JULY: Acquire a LIBRA new personal symbol that thrills your mind and mobi(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Here are your fortune-cookie-style horolizes your soul. AUGUST: Reconfigure the way you scopes for the months ahead. JULY: Say this every morndeal with money. Get smarter about your finances. ing: “The less I have to prove and the fewer people I have to SEPTEMBER: It’s time to expedite your learning. But impress, the smarter I’ll be.” AUGUST: Escape an unnecstreetwise education is more useful than formal educaessary limitation. Break an obsolete rule. Override a faded tion. Study the Book of Life. OCTOBER: Ask for more tradition. SEPTEMBER: What kind of “badness” might help than you normally do. Aggressively build your give your goodness more power? support. NOVEMBER: Creativity is OCTOBER: You’re stronger and your superpower. Reinvent any part freer than you thought you were. Call HOMEWORK: What were the of your life that needs a bolt of imagon your untapped power. NOVEMcircumstances in which you were inative ingenuity. DECEMBER: BER: Narrowing your focus and parmost vigorously alive? FreeWill Love and care for what you imagine ing down your options will serve you Astrology.com. to be your flaws and liabilities. beautifully. DECEMBER: Replace what’s fake with the Real Thing. LEO
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Here are your fortune-cookie-style horoscopes for the months ahead. JULY: You have an enhanced capacity to feel at peace with your body, to not wish it were different from what it naturally is. AUGUST: You can finally solve a riddle you’ve been trying to solve for a long time. SEPTEMBER: Make your imagination work and play twice as hard. Crack open seemingly closed possibilities. OCTOBER: Move up at least one rung on the ladder of success. NOVEMBER: Make yourself more receptive to blessings and help that you have overlooked or ignored. DECEMBER: You’ll learn most from what you leave behind—so leave behind as much as possible.
(July 23-Aug. 22): Here are your fortune-cookie-style
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Here are your fortune-cookie-style
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Here are your fortune-cookie-style
horoscopes for the months ahead. JULY: Transform something that’s semi-ugly into something that’s useful and winsome. AUGUST: Go to the top of the world and seek a big vision of who you must become. SEPTEMBER: Your instinct for worthy and constructive adventures is impeccable. Trust it. OCTOBER: Be alert for a new teacher with a capacity to teach you precisely what you need to learn. NOVEMBER: Your mind might not guide you perfectly, but your body and soul will. DECEMBER: Fresh hungers and budding fascinations should alert you to the fact that deep in the genius part of your soul, your master plan is changing.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Here are your fortune-cookie-style
horoscopes for the months ahead. JULY: I’d love to see you phase out wishy-washy wishes that keep you distracted from your burning, churning desires. AUGUST: A story that began years ago begins again. Be proactive about changing the themes you’d rather not repeat. SEPTEMBER: Get seriously and daringly creative about living in a more expansive world. OCTOBER: Acquire a new tool or skill that will enable you to carry out your mission more effectively. NOVEMBER: Unanticipated plot twists can help heal old dilemmas about intimacy. DECEMBER:
horoscopes for the months ahead. JULY: Stretch yourself. Freelance, moonlight, diversify, and expand. AUGUST: Having power over other people is less important than having power over yourself. Manage your passions like a wizard! SEPTEMBER: Ask the big question. And be ready to act expeditiously when you get the big answer. OCTOBER: I think you can arrange for the surge to arrive in manageable installments. Seriously. NOVEMBER: Dare to break barren customs and habits that are obstructing small miracles and cathartic breakthroughs. DECEMBER: Don’t wait around hoping to be given what you need. Instead, go after it. Create it yourself, if necessary.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Here are your fortune-cookie-style horo-
scopes for the months ahead. JULY: Can you infuse dark places with your intense light without dimming your intense light? Yes! AUGUST: It’s time for an archetypal Sagittarian jaunt, quest, or pilgrimage. SEPTEMBER: The world around you needs your practical idealism. Be a role model who catalyzes good changes. OCTOBER: Seek out new allies and connections that can help you with
horoscopes for the months ahead. JULY: I’ll cry one tear for you, then I’ll cheer. AUGUST: Plant seeds in places that hadn’t previously been on your radar. SEPTEMBER: You may seem to take a wrong turn, but it’ll take you where you need to go. OCTOBER: Open your mind and heart as wide as you can. Be receptive to the unexpected. NOVEMBER: I bet you’ll gain a new power, higher rank, or greater privilege. DECEMBER: Send out feelers to new arrivals who may be potential helpers.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Here are your fortune-cookie-style horo-
scopes for the months ahead. JULY: Your creative powers are at a peak. Use them with flair. AUGUST: Wean yourself from pretend feelings and artificial motivations and inauthentic communications. SEPTEMBER: If you want to have greater impact and more influence, you can. Make it happen! OCTOBER: Love is weird but good. Trust the odd journey it takes you on. NOVEMBER: If you cultivate an appreciation for paradox, your paradoxical goals will succeed. DECEMBER: Set firm deadlines. Have fun disciplining yourself.
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EMPLOYMENT ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN I/II/III $3,930 ‑ $6,222 / Month The SBCAPCD is seeking entry level or an experienced Accounting Technician. For a complete announcement and application materials visit the District website at www.ourair.org or call (805) 961‑8800. FFD: 07/12/19 EOE‑Drug Free Workplace
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE ASSOCIATE DEAN
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Provides administrative and analytical support to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering. Oversees correspondence and reports, maintaining electronic calendar, arranging travel, and scheduling meetings. Provides administrative support for the Office, including;
travel, entertainment, and other reimbursement documents. Coordinates mailings to current and admitted students. Serves as the event coordinator for student related event Discover Engineering. Provides staff support for College’s special events, including recruitment events, commencement ceremonies, open houses, and senior awards events. Reqs: Demonstrated administrative work experience, with strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy. Works well independently and is proactive, anticipating needs. Ability to act with sound judgment and strict confidentiality in all aspects of work. Prioritizes and coordinates multiple
tasks with frequent interruptions while meeting strict deadlines. Excellent grammar, composition and proofreading skills and exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills. Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FileMaker, Internet, and e‑mail software programs, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new programs. Notes: Criminal history background check required. Occasional extended hours for special events. $22.51‑$24.09/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,
FOR EVERYONE IN OUR CARE. It’s one of our core values.
In the experience Cottage Health provides to our patients, clinical skill and state-of-the-art technology are only part of the equation. Equally important is compassion – the demonstration of sincere caring, as fellow human beings, for each patient we are privileged to serve. Along with excellence and integrity, compassion is a Cottage core value. Join us in putting it into practice every day.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
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• Advanced Care Facilitator
• Lifeguard – PD
• Occupational Therapist – PD
• Physical Therapist – PD
• Environmental Services Rep
• Recreational Therapist – PD
• Environmental Services Supervisor
Cottage Business Services
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Access Case Manager Birth Center Educator, Lactation Emergency Endoscopy Eye Center – PT Hematology/Oncology Infection Control Practitioner Injury Prevention, Outreach & Education Coordinator Manager, Surgery Med/Surg Float Pool MICU Mother Infant NICU Nurse Practitioner – Palliative Care Operating Room Orthopedics PACU Patient Relations/ Accred Coordinator RN Peds Peds Outpatient RN PICU Psych Nursing Pulmonary, Renal, Infectious Disease Recuperative Care Nurse SICU Surgical Trauma Telemetry Utilization Case Manager – PD
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Emergency Department Tech Obstetrical Tech Patient Care Tech I, II Pharmacy Tech – PD Surg Tech – Eye Center Surgical Tech II Unit Coordinator
• EPIC Clarity Writer Sr.
• Director, Patient Access
• Food Service Rep
• Government Reimbursement Analyst
• Lead Cook • Manager, Clinical Research Coordinator • Nutrition Lead – FT • Nutrition Supervisor • Patient Financial Counselor II • Research Coordinator – Non RN
• Manager, Patient Access • Marketing Coordinator • Retirement Plan Admin Sr. • Telehealth Coordinator
• Room Service Server
• Website Specialist
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• Sr. Quality Analyst
• Certified Phlebotomist Technician
• Sr. QI Specialist
• CLS II, Core Lab, Micro– FT/PT (Evening/Night)
• Cytotech – PD
• Case Manager – PD
• Lab Assistant II
• Case Manager – SLO Clinic
• Sales Support Representative
• Community Nurse Practitioner
• Sr. Sales Representative
• Occupational Therapist – PD
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• RN, Med/Surg – PD
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Please apply online at jobs.cottagehealth.org. Candidates may also submit a resume to: Cottage Health, Human Resources, P.O. Box 689, Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689
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MATERIALS DEPARTMENT Provides high level administrative and budgetary support for faculty research groups. Advises on critical budgetary and personnel planning decisions on multi‑million dollar cross‑disciplinary research awards such as MURI programs and the Pratt and Whitney Center for Materials Excellence. Assumes complete project planning for technical research reviews, conferences, workshops, seminars and group meetings. Coordinates travel arrangements, prepares travel and entertainment reimbursements. Manages arrangements for long and short term visitors. Assists group members in purchasing activities. Reqs: Accounting background demonstrating sound analytical and financial skills. High level of administrative and organizational skills in addition to excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks with frequent interruptions, as well as meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Must be able to establish priorities, perform effectively under pressure and adapt to changing needs and issues. Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy. Experience working with office equipment; fax machine, scanner, telephone and photocopier. Strong computer skills essential. Note: Criminal history background check required. $22.51‑$23.03/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,
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DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION PROGRAM MANAGER Salary: $94,405 - $116,190 annually DOE/DOQ (reflects negotiable range for hire. However, top of range for salary advancement is $141,427 annually)
About this position: The Public Health Department is accepting applications to fill the position of Disease Control & Prevention Program (DC&P) Manager in Santa Barbara. The DC&P Manager is responsible for overseeing the program’s goals and objectives throughout Santa Barbara County. The manager ensures the performance of core public health functions of assessment, policy development and evaluation of activities that promote county-wide disease control & prevention efforts and public safety. Visit sbcountyjobs.com to view the job bulletin and submit an application today!
The County may provide reimbursement for reasonable relocation expenses, and, at the discretion of the CEO, provide flexible relocation assistance, housing and student loan offsets, cash incentives, and/or vacation and sick leave pre-accruals in the interest of attracting the best talent to the organization.
ANIMAL CONTROL OPERATIONS MANAGER (reflects negotiable range for hire. However, top of range for salary advancement is $114,950 annually)
About this position: The Public Health Department is accepting applications to fill the position of Animal Control Operations Manager in Santa Barbara. This exciting position reports to the Animal Services Director and has management responsibility over field, shelter and kennel daily operations at all three animal shelter locations (Santa Barbara, Lompoc and Santa Maria). In addition, this position drafts policy, develops goals and objectives, manages support staff and supervisors, monitors the division’s budget and directs day to day activities. Visit sbcountyjobs.com to view the job bulletin and submit an application today!
Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE
For SEIU Local 620 (labor union) Santa Barbara, California.
Salary: $77,073 - $94,609 annually DOE/DOQ
• Nursing Supervisor • Relief Nursing Supervisor – PD
• RN Med/Surg – PD
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sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply online by 7/1/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20190330
• Manager, Denials and Utilization Review
• Sr. Revenue Integrity Analyst
• Physical Therapist II – PD
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 7/7/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190345
• HIM Outpatient Data Specialist
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• Security Officer – FT Nights/Evenings
The County may provide reimbursement for reasonable relocation expenses, and, at the discretion of the CEO, provide flexible relocation assistance, housing and student loan offsets, cash incentives, and/or vacation and sick leave pre-accruals in the interest of attracting the best talent to the organization.
ANIMAL CONTROL OPERATIONS MANAGER
Salary: $77,073 ‑ $94,609 annually DOE/DOQ (reflects negotiable range for hire. However, top of range for salary advancement is $114,950 annually) About this position: The Public Health Department is accepting applications to fill the position of Animal Control Operations Manager in Santa Barbara. This exciting position reports to the Animal Services Director and has management responsibility over field, shelter and kennel daily operations at all three animal shelter locations (Santa Barbara, Lompoc and Santa Maria). In addition, this position drafts policy, develops goals and objectives, manages support staff and supervisors, monitors the division’s budget and directs day to day activities. Visit sbcountyjobs.com to view the job bulletin and submit an application today! The County may provide reimbursement for reasonable relocation expenses, and, at the discretion of the CEO, provide flexible relocation assistance, housing and student loan offsets, cash incentives, and/or vacation and sick leave pre‑accruals in the interest of attracting the best talent to the organization.
DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION PROGRAM MANAGER
Salary: $94,405 ‑ $116,190 annually DOE/DOQ(reflects negotiable range for hire. However, top of range for salary advancement is $141,427 annually) About this position: The Public Health Department is accepting applications to fill the position of Disease Control & Prevention Program (DC&P) Manager in Santa Barbara. The DC&P Manager is responsible for overseeing the program’s goals and objectives throughout Santa Barbara County. The manager ensures the performance of core public health functions of assessment, policy development and evaluation of activities that promote county‑wide disease control & prevention efforts and public safety. Visit sbcountyjobs.com to view the job bulletin and submit an application today! The County may provide reimbursement for reasonable relocation expenses, and, at the discretion of the CEO, provide flexible relocation assistance, housing and student loan offsets, cash incentives, and/or vacation and sick leave pre‑accruals in the interest of attracting the best talent to the organization.
COMPENSATION ANALYST 2 OR 3
HUMAN RESOURCES Serves as an intermediate human resources professional providing analytical support for compensation services, classification and job evaluation, HR‑related systems/ processes, campus policies and programs, data and other special projects, and training. Provides advice and consultation on a variety of compensation and classification functions for a client group on campus. Uses professional (or advanced)
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compensation and classification concepts and applies related policies and procedures to resolve a variety of compensation related issues that are of moderate (or complex) scope and impact where analysis of situations and data requires a review of factors. Exercises judgment within defined compensation and classification procedures and practices to determine appropriate action/ recommendations. Reqs: Compensation Analyst 2 (Intermediate level): Demonstrated experience in the field of human resources, with a Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience/training. Working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to human resources management. Working knowledge of the compensation function as well as general knowledge of other areas of human resources. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with data analysis, query tools, data extraction, and data summation. Solid analytical and professional skills to conduct comprehensive analysis and research. Compensation Analyst 3 (Experienced level): Seasoned, advanced experience and knowledge in all areas above. Knowledge and ability to significantly contribute to development and implementation of compensation programs. Notes: Criminal history background check required. There is one position available. Level will be determined at point of hire and is dependent on skills, knowledge and experience of final candidate. $25.48 ‑ $31.85/ 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. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190203.
DIRECTOR OF DEVL., STUDENT AFFAIRS GRANTS & DEVL.
OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Works to optimize philanthropic support for the University. Executes the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations to secure $2M+ in philanthropic support for 20+ departments within the Division of Student Affairs. Priorities are established in consultation with the Vice‑Chancellor of Student Affairs, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, and Associate Vice Chancellor, Development to help sustain, enhance, and expand Student Affairs programs and services. 80% time is percent time on major gift fund‑raising activities. 20% is focused on other activities related to fund raising, mostly major gifts of $100K+ level, but also including some lower level gift solicitations at $10+, and administrative duties such as planning, coordinating and executing aspects of the Student Affairs’ development program. Responsible for designing and executing planned strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Supervises an assistant, communicates with and advises SA managers, departments, and staff(s); liaisons with institutional advancement through a reporting line; conducts research and analysis to search for new donor leads; and prepares give/grant proposals. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Five to ten years of experience in individual major donor development or related profession. Proven success in the major gift fundraising; experience in higher education preferred. An understanding of the culture of Division/Area departments, and a basic grasp of the social, political, and economic issues that these faculty
members study. Notes: Criminal history background check required. This is an annually renewable contract position. Flexibility and willingness to travel as needed. Ability to work some weekends and evenings. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job#20190263.
DIRECTOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, BUSINESS AND SERVICES
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Oversees and builds teams to empower, mentor and support student and community participants in the area of student engagement, businesses and services. Sets ethical standards for a community with a public ethos, values of transparency, accountability and integrity. Ensures excellent stewardship of departmental resources. Expert knowledge of student development theories and practice along with considerable political acumen to handle sensitive and contentious issues. Advanced knowledge of advising. Skill with assessment and measurement of programs of an intangible nature. Skill in building consensus and in conflict resolution. Knowledge and experience in strategic planning for a multi‑faceted organization. Ability to develop solid relationship between student government and independent media. Notes: Criminal history background check required. Must be willing to accommodate an irregular work schedule, occasional evening and weekend hours required. $74,000 ‑$80,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 7/2/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190338
EMBLEMATICS CLOTHING DEPT. BUYER/MANAGER
UNIVERSITY CENTER BOOKSTORE Purchases, merchandises, maintains and promotes sales of imprinted clothing that has a significant impact on branding for UCSB. Responsible for annual and monthly budget and financial planning functions; combined yearly sales volume of approximately $2.5M. Hires, trains, supervises 12+ part‑time student employees. Evaluates performance and ensures that organizational policies and procedures are adhered to. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in a related area and/or equivalent combination of experience/training. Ability to assess and adjust priorities adeptly, while balancing a high volume workload. Highly developed organizational skills with acute attention to detail. Flexible and adaptable to changing situations and priorities. Is proactive and takes leadership of projects and move them forward in the absence of specific direction from others. Works well in an environment that has frequent interruptions and has demonstrated ability to be customer service oriented. Notes: Criminal history background check required. Must be able to work some evenings
and weekends. Will be a key holder with shifts for opening and closing the Bookstore according to schedule. $23.48 ‑ $27.79/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 7/1/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190336
EMPLOYEE & LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST
HUMAN RESOURCES Counsels managers, supervisors and employees on their rights and responsibilities under labor agreements and/or University policy. Functions as management advisor and advocate in complaint resolution processes, unfair labor practice charges, hearings and arbitrations. Ensures consistency of application of labor relations and University philosophy in grievance, arbitration, administrative reviews, and meet and confer/discuss sessions. Represents the campus to the Office of the President in regard to system wide bargaining issues. Provides employee & labor relations training to supervisors and managers. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. 4 years of work experience which included varied and complex labor relations work in the areas of contract negotiations, contract administration, grievance dispute resolution and representation of management in arbitration and other administrative proceedings. Knowledge of employee and labor relations practices, procedures and laws, including corrective action and progressive discipline. Ability to think and act on multiple levels, from the strategic to detailed. Demonstrated skill in analyzing problems, practices and procedures to define the issues, identify relevant concerns, formulate logical and objective conclusions and recognize alternatives and their implications. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Working knowledge of employment and labor laws including FMLA, ADA, FLSA, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and workers compensation. Demonstrated skill in developing and conducting management training programs and facilitating organizational interventions. Legal experience/J.D. strongly preferred. Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Notes: Criminal history background check required. Occasional travel required. $78,100‑$84,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 7/1/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190335
LEAVE PROGRAM COORDINATOR
HUMAN RESOURCES Manages, plans and administers centralized leave processes for staff, utilizing a case management system. Counsels employees and supervisors/ managers on a wide range of leave policies, including applicable state and federal entitlements such as FMLA, CFRA, and PDL, union contracts, pay options and continuation of health and welfare benefits. Collaborates with other HR and campus
representatives to manage moderate to complex leave cases. Assists with designing and conducting workshops for employees and supervisors/ managers on leave policies and processes. Creates and maintains web based educational material related to leave policies and processes. Assists in creating and presenting information at New Employee Benefits Orientation. Reqs: Ability to interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures and regulations. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with diverse populations. Organized, detail oriented and with excellent analytical and case management skills. Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, Excel and databases. Notes: Criminal history background check required. $23.95 ‑ $26.08. 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 7/7/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190343
CARRILLO DINING COMMONS Manages all administrative aspects of a dining commons with 40‑ 50 career staff and 120 ‑ 170 student staff who prepare and serve meals for up to 3,000 customers daily and has an annual budget of up to $5.5 million. Includes operational analysis, budgetary analysis, employment and personnel administration, accounts payable, office management, purchasing, management of the CBord Menu Management System, and the hiring and training of student and career staff to act as office assistants. Manages day‑to‑day client/customer service which requires the ability to prioritize demands and exercise independent initiative and judgment in problem solving and special projects. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 2+ yrs experience in an office environment. Experience supervising staff. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong analytical skills with demonstrated attention to detail. Ability to take initiative an exercise judgment in problem solving and special projects, balancing demands of an ever changing workload. Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to use standard computer systems including email, Microsoft Word, and Excel. Ability to work maintaining composure with large numbers of people and frequent interruptions in a confined work and reception area. Excellent customer service and personal interaction skills. Works well in a team environment that is ethnically diverse, culturally pluralistic, and comprised of individuals with many skill levels. Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality. Notes: Criminal history background check required. Must maintain a valid CA driver’s license. $23.47 ‑$27.07/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 7/7/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190348
OFFICE OF EVENT MANAGEMENT & PROTOCOL Responsibility for campus
programming for public events intended to foster a culture of philanthropy. Responsible for strategic planning and design of programs that achieve Event Management and Protocol, campus, division and department goals and objectives. Contributes to long‑range planning, decision‑making and policy and procedure formulation and management, both related to primary program areas as well as objectives needed to reach department, division and campus goals. Reqs: 3+ years of significant event management experience handling events with 100‑500 attendees. Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, public relations, or other field related to event management, and /or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced knowledge of concepts, principles, and best practices of event planning, including design and organizational production of complex events. Knowledge and skills to apply event management principles, practices, and techniques in support of effective event management, particularly high visibility, high impact, and high risk events. Highly developed political acumen skills and social perceptiveness to successfully meet the needs of clients and ensure guest satisfaction. Notes: Criminal history background check required. Maintain a CA driver’s license. Must be available to work weekends and evenings as needed. $58,000‑$63,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 6/10/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20190287
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FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Under the supervision of the Custodial Supervisor, performs a wide variety of cleaning tasks and is responsible for minor maintenance and storage of equipment. Required to comply with the Physical Facilities Safety Program. Reqs: 1‑2+ yrs. years of custodial experience or combination of experience, training and education, preferably in school or business setting. Must be able to communicate orally and in writing in English. Ability to use and care for janitorial supplies and equipment. Able to observe and use safe working conditions. Ability to understand and apply University and Department policies and procedures to specific situations. Ability to exercise sound judgment in solving problems. Ability to accomplish work within deadlines; may handle more than one project at a time. Needs to be able to work effectively in a team environment and needs to receive and follow instruction from supervisors. Notes: Criminal history background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. Multiple positions available. May be required to wear an UCSB‑provided uniform. This is a limited appointment, working less than 1,000 hours. $18.98‑$20.54/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply online by 7/8/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190350
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHIPSHAPE YACHT MANAGEMENT at 963 Barcelona Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Lee Philips (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Lee Phillips Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 10, 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: 2019‑0001381. Published: Jun 20, 27. Jul 3, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WILLCUNNINGHAM.COM at 449 Cannon Green Drive, Unit D Goleta, CA 93117; Wiliam E. Cunningham (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: William E. Cunningham Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2019‑0001402. Published: Jun 20, 27. Jul 3, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MARIA’S LAB at 620 W. Carrilo Street, Unit C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Maria De Jesus Maso (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 06, 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: 2019‑0001351. Published: Jun 20, 27. Jul 3, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DRD ASSOCIATES at 14 W. Valerio Street, #B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Daniel K. Michealsen Trustee of the Daniel K. Michealsen Family Trust 4584 Camino Molinero Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Julie B. Michealsen Trustee of The Daniel K. Michealsen and Julie B. Michealsen Family Trust (same address) June M. Michealsen Trustee of the Russell S. Michealsen and June M. Michealsen Family Trust 115 East Pueblo Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Russell S. Michealsen Trustee of the Russell S. michealsen and June M. Michealsen Family Trust conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2019‑0001399. Published: Jun 20, 27. Jul 3, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: YOGURTLAND at 621 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Oh Oh Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 10, 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: 2019‑0001389. Published: Jun 20, 27. Jul 3, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE VITALITY METHOD at 116 N Nopal St #2 Santa barbara, CA 93103; Santa Barbara Fitness & Wellness Services LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 05, 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: 2019‑0001344. Published: Jun 20, 27. Jul 3, 11 2019.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PHENIX SALON SUITES at La Cumbre Plaza #F‑127, 121 South Hope Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Cards Holdings LLC 9740 Wren Bluff Drive San Diego, CA 92127 conducted by a Limited Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 10, 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: 2019‑0001375. Published: Jun 20, 27. Jul 3, 11 2019.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SENSATIONAL PETS at 3433 State Street Unit G Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Matthew Hopper 40 East Calle Crespis Santa barbara, CA 93105 conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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: 2019‑0001495. Published: Jun 27. Jul 3, 11, 18 2019.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VISAGE AT THE VEIN CLINICat 216 W. Pueblo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; The Vein Clinic Inc 1671 W Main St. Ste A El Centro, CA 92243 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 10, 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: 2019‑0001376. Published: Jun 27. Jul 3, 11, 18 2019.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OJAI PLANT WORKS at 2031 Castillo St Apt B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Socal Plant Works LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 17, 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: 2019‑0001452. Published: Jun 20, 27. Jul 3, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REVER at 618 Anacapa St. Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Haley Chapman 1300 Tunnel Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105 conducted by a Individual Signed: Haley Chapman Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 13, 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: 2019‑0001426. Published: Jun 20, 27. Jul 3, 11 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GRAND CRU VENTURES at 946 Cheltenham Rd Santa barbara, CA 93105; Donald ernest Donaldson (same address) Karen Ellen Donaldson (same address) conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 13, 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: 2019‑0001457. Published: Jun 20, 27. Jul 3, 11 2019.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PLUM LUXURY RENTALS at 646 North Hope Avenue Santa barbara, CA 93110; DJJ Property Rental Group, LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability CompanySigned: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Adele Bustos. FBN Number: 2019‑0001417. Published: Jun 20, 27. Jul 3, 11 2019.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THREE GIRLS SHOP at 747 Alamo Pintado Road Solvang, CA 93463; Gina Gandall (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Gina Gandall Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 10, 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 Garcia. FBN Number: 2019‑0001380. Published: Jun 27. Jul 3, 11, 18 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB NAILBAR at 632 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; T I Spa Corporation (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN Number: 2019‑0001506. Published: Jun 27. Jul 3, 11, 18 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHANNON SCOTT DESIGN, VEGAN ID at 310 East Haley Street, Suite A Santa Barbara,
CA 93101; Shannon Scott Creative Inc (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 17, 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: 2019‑0001473. Published: Jun 27. Jul 3, 11, 18 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MONARCH PAINTING INC. at 7465 Hollister Ave Spc 140 Goleta, CA 93117; Monarch Painting Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 31, 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: 2019‑0001296. Published: Jun 27. Jul 3, 11, 18 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NOTARY PUBLIC WINE, SANTA BARBARA WINE COLLECTIVE at 131 Anacapa Street Suite C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Acme Wine Label LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County
Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0001487. Published: Jun 27. Jul 3, 11, 18 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SERVPRO OF SANTA YNEZ/GOLETA at 6485 Calle Real Suite H Goleta, CA 93117; SB Restoration, Inc. 1250 Hans Park Trail Solvang, CA 93463 (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0001491. Published: Jun 27. Jul 3, 11, 18 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 ROADSIDE TOWING at 5939 Placencia St. Goleta, CA 93117; Boucher Co. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 14, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Goleta shall hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, to consider the following: 1. The levy and collection of assessments within the Goleta Street Lighting Assessment District for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020. A public hearing is hereby set for July 16, 2019, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard at the City Council Chambers of Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B. This is the time and place for the hearing of protests or objections to the levy of the proposed assessment against the lots and parcels of property within the citywide District for the 2019/20 fiscal year. The Engineer’s Report consisting of, among other things, the assessed parcels, is filed in the Office of the City Clerk for public review. 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 via e-mail: email@example.com; or mail: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117. In order to be disseminated to the City Council for consideration during the Council meeting, written information must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Monday, July 15, at noon. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please see the posted agenda, available on Thursday, July 11, 2019, on City of Goleta’s website www.cityofgoleta.org. Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk at (805) 961-7505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements.
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NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF AIPING ZHANG ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV03143 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: AIPING ZHANG TO: ANNIE ZHANG SIMON 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 August 14, 2019 9:30am, Dept 6, 1100 Anacapa St 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 Jun 20 2019. by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Jun 27. Jul 3, 11, 18 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SHAWN ANTHONY SEIBERT‑DUCA ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV02544 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: SHAWN ANTHONY SEIBERT‑DUCA TO: SHAWN ANTHONY SEIBERT DUCA 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 Jul 24, 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 Jun 04 2019. by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Jun 13, 20, 27. Jul 3 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SHARON ANN SPEITEL ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV02699 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change
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PUBLIC NOTICES COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES 1. WRONGFUL DEATH 2. NEGLIGENCE JURY TRIAL DEMANDED McNICHOLAS & McNICHOLAS, LLP Juan C. Victoria, State Bar No 224176 10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1400 Los Angeles, California 90024 Tel: (310)474‑1582 Fax: (310) 475‑7871 Attorneys for Plaintiffs ANTHONY FILOSO and DOMENIC FILOSO VENTURA SUPERIOR COURT FILED SEP 12 2018 MICHAEL D. PLANET Executive Officer and Clerk BY: Deputy Katie Deutinger SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA ANTHONY FILOSO, individually and as
1. The levy and collection of taxes for the Goleta Library Special Tax for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020. A public hearing is hereby set for July 16, 2019, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard at the City Council Chambers of Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B. This is the time and place for the hearing of protests or objections to the levy of the proposed Goleta Library Special Tax on the lots and parcels of property within the City for the 2019/20 fiscal year. An Administration Report consisting of, among other things, the assessed parcels, is filed in the Office of the City Clerk for public review. 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 via e-mail: email@example.com; or mail: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117. In order to be disseminated to the City Council for consideration during the Council meeting, written information must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Monday, July 15, at noon. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting.
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IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KIVA CELESTE RICE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV03110 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: KIVA CELESTE RICE TO: KIVA CELESTE 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 Aug 7, 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 Jun 20 2019. by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Jun 27. Jul 3, 11, 18 2019.
Successor‑In‑Interest on behalf of Decedent CASE NO. 56‑2018‑00517605‑CU‑PA‑VTA KENNETH FILOSO; DOMENIC FILOSO, individually and as Successor‑In‑Interest on behalf of Decedent KENNETH FILOSO, Plaintiff, v. COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES 2. NEGLIGENCE JURY TRIAL DEMANDED LILIAN AI LY PHAM; and DOES 1‑100, Inclusive, Defendants. THE PARTIES 1. KENNETH FILOSO died on August 17, 2017. 2. KENNETH FILOSO (herein after “Decedent FILOSO”) was a resident of the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Decedent FILOSO was born on October 22, 1949. FILOSO was 67‑years old at the time of his death. 3. Plaintiff ANTHONY FILOSO (hereinafter “ANTHONY”) is the son and lawful heir of Decedent FILOSO. Decedent FILOSO was ANTHONY’S biological father. Plaintiff ANTHONY is a successor‑in‑interest to Decedent FILOSO and will file a declaration with this Court in compliance with the provisions of Section 377.32 of the California Code of Civil Procedure. 4. At all relevant times, Plaintiff ANTHONY was a resident of the County of Los Angeles, State of California. 5. Plaintiff DOMENIC FILOSO (hereinafter “DOMENIC”) is the son and lawful heirof Decedent FILOSO. Decedent FILOSO was DOMENIC’S biological father. Plaintiff DOMENIC is a successor‑in‑interest to Decedent FILOSO and will file a declaration with this Court in compliance with the provisions of Section 377.32 of the California Code of Civil Procedure. 6. At all relevant times, Plaintiff DOMENIC was an individual residing in the County of Los Angeles, State of California. 7. At all relevant times, Defendant LILIAN AI LY PHAM (herein after “PHAM”) was an individual residing in the County of Santa Barbara, State of California. 8. The true names and capacities of any defendants designated herein as DOES 1 through 100, inclusive, whether an individual, a business, a public entity, or otherwise, are presently unknown to Plaintiffs, who therefore sues said defendants by such fictitious names, pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure§ 474. Plaintiffs are informed and believe, and on such information and belief allege, that each DOE defendant is responsible in some manner for the events alleged herein, and Plaintiffs will amend the complaint to state the true names and capacities of said defendants when their true names and capacities have been ascertained. 9. Plaintiffs are informed and believe and thereon allege that at all times herein mentioned, each of the Defendants sued herein as DOES 1 through 100, inclusive, was the agent and employee of each of the named Defendants and was at all times acting within the course and scope of such agency and employment with the full knowledge, consent, authority, ratification
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The Ordinance will be effective 31 days from the date of adoption. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505.
of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: SHARON ANN SPEITEL TO: SHARON LEANN BROWN 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 Jul 24, 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 Jun 04 2019. by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Jun 13, 20, 27. Jul 3 2019.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Goleta shall hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, to consider the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 19-11 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 18-03, REPEALING DEFINITIONS AND REGULATIONS FROM THE INLAND AND COASTAL ZONING ORDINANCES, AND ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS FOR VARIOUS CANNABIS USES WITHIN THE CITY On June 18, 2019, at the Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) adopted Ordinance No. 19-11 that would address concerns regarding over-concentration of storefront cannabis retail businesses and the locating of businesses close to sensitive land uses and reduce the cap on storefront retail cannabis business from 15 to 6, which only one may be located in the Goleta Old Town Heritage District. The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance 19-11 at a regular meeting held on the 18th day of June, 2019, by the following vote:
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and/or permission of each of the named Defendants. 10. At all times herein mentioned, of each of the remaining defendants, and in doing the things hereinafter mentioned, each defendant was acting within the course and scope of their employment and authority as such agent, servant and employee and with the consent of their co‑ defendants. The conduct of each defendant combined and cooperated with the conduct of each of the remaining defendants so as to cause the herein described incidents and the resulting injuries and damages to Plaintiffs. 11. Plaintiffs are informed and believe, and based thereon, allege that at all times mentioned herein, each of the defendants was the agent, servant, employee, and/or joint venturers of each of the remaining defendants and at all times, was acting within the course and/or scope of such employment, agency, service, or venture. 12. Plaintiffs allege that each and every defendant ratified the acts and/or omissions of each and every other defendant named in this matter. 13. Plaintiffs are informed and believe and based thereon allege that at all times herein mentioned, each of the defendants was the co‑tortfeasor of each of the other defendants and responsible for the total harm, damages and wrong suffered by Plaintiffs. Plaintiff’s; claims are within the monetary jurisdiction of this honorable Court. GENERAL ALLEGATIONS 14. The incident, which is the subject of this action, occurred on August 7, 2017 at approximately 2:38p.m., in the City of Thousand Oaks, within the County of Ventura, State of California. 15. On August 7, 2017, at approximately 2:38p.m., Decedent FILOSO drove and operated his motorcycle, a 2006 Harley Davidson Heritage, northbound on Highway US 101 (Ventura Freeway), approximately 865 feet south of Rancho Conejo Boulevard, in the City of Thousand Oaks, County of Ventura, State of California. 16. Highway US 101 is a northbound‑southbound highway with direction of travel separated by a center median. The section of Highway US 101 where the instant collision occurred has four lanes for each direction of traffic. 17. On August 7, 2017, at approximately 2:38p.m., Decedent FILOSO lawfully drove his motorcycle northbound on the number one lane of northbound Highway US 101, approximately 865 feet south of Rancho Conejo Boulevard. 18. At said time, weather conditions were clear, and the roadway was dry. 19. At the same time, Defendant PHAM drove her 2016 Honda in the number one lane on northbound Highway US 101, approximately 865 feet south of Rancho Conejo Boulevard. Defendant PHAM’S vehicle was situated two vehicles ahead of Decedent FILOSO’S vehicle, separated by a gray pick‑up truck. 20. At said time, Decedent FILOSO was driving his motorcycle and was sufficiently, safely, and reasonably spaced behind the gray pick‑up truck. Upon information and belief, Defendant PHAM failed to keep a reasonably safe distance between her vehicle and the vehicle immediately ahead of hers for traffic conditions. 21. Immediately thereafter, traffic came to a complete stop, and Defendant PHAM slammed on her brakes to prevent a collision with the car ahead of her, forcing the gray pick‑up truck to take immediate action to avoid a collision and maneuvered and veered into the lane to the right (number 2 lane). During this sequence, Decedent FILOSO was unable to perceive Defendant PHAM’S stopping vehicle due to the profile of the gray pick‑up truck and the movement of said vehicle and subsequently came into contact and struck the rear left portion of Defendant PHAM’S vehicle. 22. Defendant PHAM failed to safely space her vehicle and to safely and reasonably stop her vehicle and was forced to unreasonably and unsafely slam on her brakes given traffic conditions. Defendant PHAM’S operational actions in this sequence created a chain reaction whereby the gray pick‑up truck barely avoided collision with her car but trapped Decedent FILOSO into the subject collision with Defendant PHAM’S vehicle. Decedent FILOSO did not have sufficient time to safely apply his brakes or to fully avoid PHAM’S vehicle to the left or right of her vehicle immediately before the subject collision. 23. At the time, Defendant PHAM was driving at unsafe speeds given traffic conditions, i.e. slowing or stopped traffic, was driving too close to the vehicle ahead of her vehicle and was inattentive to other vehicles in front of them. 24. Decedent FILOSO sustained severe and fatal injuries as a result of the collision. Specifically, Decedent FILOSO was separated from his motorcycle upon impact and he sustained blunt force head trauma. Decedent FILOSO was lawfully wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. On August 17, 2017, Decedent FILOSO ultimately died from the injuries sustained in this collision. 25. On August 7, 2017, at approximately
2:38p.m., Defendant PHAM drove and operated her vehicle in a negligent manner, which caused the collision between her vehicle and that of Decedent FILOSO’S motorcycle as Defendant PHAM drove at an unsafe speed northbound in the number one lane of Highway US 101. Defendant PHAM failed to operate her vehicle in a reasonable, prudent, and safe manner, which caused the collision with Decedent FILOSO’S motorcycle. 26. On August 7, 2017 at approximately 2:38p.m., Defendant PHAM drove and operated her vehicle in a negligent, careless, and reckless manner, driving her vehicle inattentively and at an unsafe speed, failing to stop in a reasonably safe manner, and operating her vehicle unreasonably considering all factors such as weather, traffic, visibility, and other related matters as PHAM traveled northbound on Highway US 101. 27. As a driver of a motor vehicle, Defendant PHAM owed a duty to her fellow motorists and to the public at large to exercise reasonable care in the operation of her motor vehicle, to keep a look out for other vehicles, and to reasonably control the speed and movement of her vehicle. 28. Defendant PHAM failed to use reasonable care by operating her vehicle negligently, by failing to reasonably control the movement of her vehicle, by failing to drive at a speed that is safe for slowing traffic conditions, by failing to be attentive to the traffic conditions and other vehicles on the road around her, and by failing to properly maintain her vehicle in a safe manner for the road. As such, Defendant PHAM failed and was unable to prevent her vehicle from causing the collision with Decedent FILOSO’S motorcycle. 29. As a direct and proximate result of the negligence of Defendant PHAM, Decedent FILOSO sustained severe injuries, and died from those injuries. FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION WRONGFUL DEATH (As Against All Defendants PHAM and DOES 1‑50) 30. Plaintiffs reallege and incorporate by reference every allegation contained in paragraphs 1 through 29 as through fully set forth herein. 31. Plaintiffs ANTHONY and DOMENIC are the heirs of Decedent FILOSO and are entitled to maintain an action for damages against Defendants for the wrongful death of Decedent FILOSO, including but not limited to damages as set forth in C.C.P. Section 377.61. 32. As a result of the injuries to and death of Decedent FILOSO, Plaintiffs are entitled to damages, including, but not limited to: loss of Decedent’s respective love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection,
society, moral support, and loss of Decedent’s respective training and guidance. Additionally, Plaintiffs are entitled to recover damages, including, but not limited to: any special damages, such as financial support that the Decedent would have contributed to the family during either the life expectancy that Decedent had before his 1 death or the life expectancy of the Plaintiffs, whichever is shorter; loss of gifts or benefits that Plaintiffs would have expected to receive from the Decedent; funeral and burial expenses; and the reasonable value of household services that Decedent would have provided. 33. As a direct and proximate result of the wrongful death of Decedent FILOSO, Plaintiffs ANTHONY and DOMENIC sustained pecuniary loss resulting in the loss of society comfort, attention, services, and support from Decedent FILOSO. 34. As a direct and proximate result of Defendant PRAM’S negligence and the death of Decedent FILOSO, Plaintiffs incurred funeral and burial expenses, as well as suffering extreme and severe emotional distress, pain, anguish, and other economic and non‑economic damages in amounts to be proven at trial. SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION NEGLIGENCE (As Against All Defendants PHAM and DOES 1‑50) 35. Plaintiffs reallege and incorporate by reference every allegation contained paragraphs 1 through 34 as though fully set forth herein. 36. Defendants PHAM, and DOES 1 through 50, inclusive, owed Decedent FILOSO a legal duty to use reasonable care and caution when driving on public roadways, including but not limited to keeping a lookout for other vehicles, controlling the speed and movement of their vehicles, following other vehicles at a distance that is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of other vehicles on the roadway, the traffic on the roadway, and the condition of the roadway. 37. Defendants PHAM, and DOES 1 through 50, inclusive, breached that duty of care by failing to operate their vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner. Defendants PHAM and DOES 1 through 50, knew, or should have known, that driving at an unsafe speed for slowing and stopped traffic would result in serious injury or death Decedent FILOSO and others on the roadway. 38. Defendants PHAM and DOES 1 through 50, inclusive, failed to take reasonable and
necessary precautions while operating their vehicles before and at the time of the collision on northbound Highway US 101 on August 7, 2017 at approximately 2:38 p.m. 39. On August 7, 2017, at approximately 2:38p.m., Defendants PHAM and DOES 1 through 50, inclusive, negligently drove and operated their vehicles so as to proximately cause the injuries to and wrongful death of Decedent FILOSO and statutory damages alleged by Plaintiffs ANTHONY and DOMENIC herein. 40. In contrast, at said time and place, Decedent FILOSO was acting with due caution, attention and care, and did not contribute to or cause the collision and/or injuries as described hereinafter. 41. Plaintiffs allege that Defendant PHAM is responsible for all injuries and eventual death of Decedent FILOSO sustained as a result of the accident. 42. Defendant PHAM failed to use reasonable care by operating her vehicle negligently, by failing to reasonably control the movement of her vehicle, by failing to drive at a speed that is safe for slowing traffic conditions, by failing to be attentive to the traffic conditions and other vehicles on the road around her, and by failing to properly maintain her vehicles in a safe manner or the road. As such, Defendant PHAM failed and was unable to prevent her vehicle from causing the collision with Decedent FILOSO’S motorcycle. 43. As a direct and proximate result of Defendant PHAM’S negligence, Decedent FILOSO was seriously injured after the motor vehicle collision caused by Defendant PHAM and DOES 1 through 50. Decedent FILOSO thereafter died as a result of these injuries. PRAYER FOR RELIEF WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs ANTHONY FILOSO and DOMENIC FILOSO, individually, and as Successors‑In‑Interest on behalf of Decedent KENNETH FILOSO, pray for judgment against Defendant LILIAN AI LY PHAM and DOES I through I 00 as follows: I. For general damages according to proof; 2. For hospital, medical, professional and incidental expenses, according to proof; 3. For funeral and burial expenses, according to proof; 4. For special damages, according to proof; 5. For all past and future damages, according to proof; 6. For costs of suit; 7. For prejudgment interest, according to proof; 8. For all statutorily allowed damages; and
9. For such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and proper. Dated: September II , 2018 McNICHOLAS & McNICHOLAS, LLP Juan C. Victoria Attorneys for Plaintiffs ANTHONY FILOSO and DOMENIC FILOSO DEMAND FOR TRIAL BY JURY Plaintiffs ANTHONY FILOSO and DOMENIC FILOSO, individually, and as Successors In‑Interest on behalf of Decedent KENNETH FILOSO, hereby demand trial of all causes of action by jury. Dated: September 11, 2018 McNICHOLAS & McNICHOLAS, LLP Published Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 2019.
SUMMONS SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL)CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): 18VECV00373 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): DAVID FEE, an individual; and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): UNION HOME LOAN, INC., a California corporation NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Readthe 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. Ifyou 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 want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you maybe eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the CaliforniaLegal Services Web site(www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or
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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'slien 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 versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para 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 más 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 más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta surespuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más 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, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.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 cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT, 6230 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff's attorney, or plaintiff
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR COMMENT Public Housing Agency 5-Year Plan FY2020 Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara (HACSB) is inviting all interested parties to comment on the Public Housing 5-Year Agency Plan for 2020 and the Capital Fund Program CA16-PO21-501-19 Annual Statement/Five Year Action Plan in accordance with Section 903.17 of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This public notice is hereby posted a minimum of 45 calendar days prior to the public hearing scheduled on August 15, 2019. The draft PHA plan is now available for review on HACSB’s website www.hasbarco.org. A hard copy is also available for review at the agency’s principal office during regular business hours: 815 West Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, California 93436 – Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Written comments may be sent to the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara at P.O. Box 397, Lompoc, CA 93438-0397. The deadline for submitting written comments is August 22, 2019. A public hearing on the draft plan will be held on August 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM. The location of the public hearing will be Miller Community Center, 5575 Armitos Avenue, Goleta, CA. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the public hearing, please contact the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara at (805) 736-3423 Ext. 4002. Notification at least 24 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Housing Authority to make reasonable arrangements. June 28, 2019
AVISO PÚBLICO PARA COMENTARIOS Plan de 5 Años de la Agencia de Vivienda Pública EFF 2020 La Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Santa Bárbara (HACSB por sus siglas en inglés), invita a todas las partes interesadas a ofrecer sus comentarios sobre el Plan de 5 años de la Agencia de Vivienda Pública para el año 2020 y el Programa del Fondo de Capital CA16-PO21-501-19 Declaración Anual / Plan de Acción de Cinco Años de acuerdo con la Sección 903.17 del Título 24 del Código de Regulaciones Federales. Esta notificación pública se anuncia por lo menos con un mínimo de 45 días consecutivos antes de la audiencia pública programada para el 15 de agosto del 2019. El proyecto del plan AVP (PHA por sus siglas en inglés), ya está disponible para su revisión en el sitio web de HACSB www.hasbarco.org. Una copia impresa está también disponible para su revisión en la oficina principal de la agencia durante las horas de oficina regulares: 815 West Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, California 93436 - lunes a jueves 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Los comentarios por escrito pueden ser enviados a la Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Santa Bárbara en P.O. Box 397, Lompoc, CA 93438-0397. La fecha límite para enviar comentarios por escrito es el 22 de Agosto de 2019. Una audiencia pública sobre el proyecto de plan se llevará a cabo el 15 de Agosto de 2019 a las 5:00 PM. La ubicación de la audiencia pública será Miller Community Center, 5575 Armitos Avenue, Goleta, CA. En cumplimiento con la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades, si necesita asistencia especial para participar en la audiencia pública, por favor comuníquese con la Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Santa Bárbara al (805) 7363423 Ext. 4002. La notificación con al menos 24 horas de antes de la reunión permitirá a la Autoridad de Vivienda hacer los arreglos necesarios. 28 de Junio de 2019.
without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Joseph D. Curd SBN 115764, Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP 301 E. Ocean Blvd., #1700, Long Beach, CA 90902 (562) 624‑1177 Fx 562‑ 624‑1178 DATE (Fecha): 12/28/2018 Sherri R. Carter Executive Officer/ Clerk (Secretario), by Angelica Salcedo, Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL) 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/19 CNS‑3262104# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT COMPLAINT‑PERSONAL Injury, Property Damage, Wrongful death PLAINTIFF: ROQUE AHUMADA, DEFENDANT: CARMEN LETICIA MARTINEZ GARCIA, OMAR OJEDA, and DOES 1 TO 20, Inclusive; CASE NUMBER: 18CV06270 Upon reading and filing evidence consisting of a declaration as provided in Section 415.50 CCP by Bradford D. Brown, Attorney for Plaintiff, ROQUE AHUMADA an Individual; 1. Plaintiff: Roque Ahumada alleges causes of action against defendant Carmen Leticia Martinez Garcia, Omar Ojeda, and DOES 1 to 20, Inclusive 6. The true names of defendants sued as Does are unknown to plaintiff. a. Doe defendants 1 to 20, Inclusive were the agents or employees of other named defendants and acted within the scope of that agency or employment. b. Doe defendants 1 to, Inclusive are persons whose capacities are unknown to plaintiff. 8. a. at least one defendant now resides in its jurisdictional area. c. injury to person or damage to personal property occurred in its jurisdictional area. 10. The following causes of action are attached and the statements above apply to each. a. motor Vehicle b. General Negligence 11. Plaintiff has suffered a. wage loss c. hospital and medical expenses d. general damage e. property damage f. loss of earning capacity g. other damage; For interest at the maximum rate as afforded by law. For such other and further relief as this Court deems just and proper. 14. Plaintiff prays for judgment for costs of suit; for such relief as is fair, just, and equitable; and for a. (1) compensatory damages FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION‑ Motor Vehicle Plaintiff Roque Ahumada MV‑1 Plaintiff alleges the acts of defendants were negligent; the acts were the legal (proximate) cause of injuries and damages to plaintiff; the acts occurred on 06/17/16 at The intersection of North Milpas Street and East Gutierrez in the City and County of Santa Barbara, California. MV‑2. DEFENDANTS a. The defendants who operated a motor vehicle are Carmen Leticia Martinez Garcia, Omar Ojeda Does 1 to 20, Inclusive b. The defendants who employed the persons who operated a motor vehicle in the course of their employment are Carmen Leticia Martinez Garcia, Omar Ojeda Does 1 to 20, Inclusive c. The defendants who owned the motor vehicle which was operated with their permission are Carmen Leticia Martinez Garcia, Omar Ojeda Does 1 to 20, Inclusive d. The defendants who entrusted the motor vehicle are Carmen Leticia Martinez Garcia, Omar Ojeda Does 1 to 20, Inclusive e. The defendants who were the agents and employees of the other defendants and acted within the scope of the agency were Carmen Leticia Martinez Garcia, Omar Ojeda Does 1 to 20, Inclusive SECOND‑CAUSE OF ACTION‑General Negligence GN‑1. Plaintiff: Roque Ahumada alleges that defendant: Carmen Leticia Martinez Garcia, Omar Ojeda and Does 1 to 20, Inclusive was the legal cause of damages to plaintiff. By the following acts or omissions to act, defendant negligently caused the damage to plaintiff on 06/17/16 at North Milpas St. and East Gutierrez St. in the County of Santa Barbara, CA Plaintiff re alleges and incorporates by reference herein each and every allegation contained in the First cause of Action as though fully set forth at lenghth herein. Plaintiff Roque Ahumada was walking northbound on the 300 block of north Milpas Street and approached the intersection of East Gutierrez Street. When the signal turned green, Plaintiff began to cross the street, as he reached the middle of the street, suddenly, without warning, and negligently the defendants, and each of them, who were operating a motor vehicle, made a left turn into the crosswalk hitting the plaintiff causing injuries according to proof at the time of trial. Defendants, and each of them, negligently owned, operated, maintained, entrusted, and controlled said vehicle so as to cause said vehicle to impact with the body of plaintiff, thereby directly and proximately causing personal injury and damages to plaintiffs according to proof Defendants, and each of them, violated California Vehicle Code, Section 21950 (a) for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and California Vehicle Code, Section 12500 (a) for driving without a valid drivers license. These facts make the defendants, and each of them, negligent as a matter of law. Executive Officer, Darrel E. Parker Dated Dec 21, 2018. SUPERIOR COURT OF STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ‑ANACAPA DIVISION 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
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Attorney For Plaintiff; Bradford D. Brown, (SBN 165913) 735 State Street, Suite 418 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 963‑5607 Published Jun 27. Jul 3, 11, 18 2019. SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): CARMEN LETICIA MARTINEZ GARCIA, OMAR OJEDA, and DOES 1 to 20, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): ROQUE AHUMADA 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 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) 18CV06270 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT, 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): Bradford D. Brown, Esq., 735 State Street 418, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone No. (805) 963‑5607 DATE: Dec 21, 2018. Elizabeth Spann Deputy Clerk; Published. Jun 27. Jul 3, 11, 18 2019.
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