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SEABORNE TRAGEDY: The Conception, chartered for a three-day dive trip, burned to the waterline in Platt’s Harbor at Santa Cruz Island, killing 34 passengers.

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hirty-four dead. A furious flash fire on the high seas in the black of night. It happened in the early morning hours of Monday, September 2, Labor Day—all within 20 yards of Santa Cruz Island. Five crewmembers managed to escape with their lives. They’d been sleeping upstairs on the top deck. Everyone else slept in bunks on the lowest of the boat’s three levels. That’s where the rocking of the sea intrudes the least on a good night’s sleep. The fire was so hot, it cut clean through the anchor line. Were it not for the intervention of TowBoatUS aka Vessel Assist, a private company offering “roadside assistance,” the boat, the Conception, would have drifted. After just under 24 hours, the search for possible survivors had been called off; the search for the bodies commenced. Of the victims, we know little: A family of five from Stockton. A couple of kids—and their accompanying parents—from a charter school in Santa Cruz. The 41-year-old co-owner of Worldwide Diving Adventures, the Santa Cruz–based company that chartered the boat. And a 26-year-old woman who’d only recently started working for Truth Aquatics, the Santa Barbara charter boat company that owned and custom built the 75-foot-long Conception. They were all on board for a three-day diving excursion to explore the waters off the Channel Islands. We don’t know most of their identities. Their stories—and their names—will slowly be released in the days ahead. That’s when authorities will start matching DNA samples taken from bodies marked by what

GRIM BRIEFING: Bill Brown, sheriff for Santa Barbara County, somberly announced the many deaths aboard the Conception Monday afternoon, flanked by elected officials. Federal investigators, led by Jennifer Homendy (inset), arrived by Tuesday.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown has described as “extreme thermal damage” with the same genetic material volunteered by anxious relatives of those whose names appeared on the ship’s manifest. As of this writing, 30 families have contacted the Santa Barbara Sheriff ’s Office. Thirty-four dead. By the standards of Santa Barbara catastrophes, 34 deaths is the worst there’s ever been. The Thomas Fire and debris flow combined claimed 25 casualties. The earthquake of 1925 claimed 13 lives. Exactly what triggered this fire, no one knows. Every government agency with enough initials to contribute to the alphabet soup is investigating that question. Even the FBI is on the case, though there’s no evidence to suggest anything “criminal or nefarious,” as Lt. Erik Raney of the Santa Barbara County

CITY The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara purchased a $4.25 million property a few blocks from the city’s busiest intersection — State and La Cumbre. The housing agency purchased the 1.34-acre property at 200 North La Cumbre Road with a long-term goal of redeveloping it for multifamily affordable housing. For now, the 12,270-square-foot, fouroffice building complex will continue to be leased to medical tenants. The nearly yearlong renovation of the downtown Transit Center officially begins this weekend, and passengers will need to begin boarding buses from temporary spots until the 1020 Chapala Street station is complete. Santa Barbara and Ventura bus services will remain in full operation, though MTD’s will move up a block or two beginning 9/8, and Ventura’s Coastal Express will stop at Chapala and Anapamu. A ticket booth, vending machine enclosure, and public restroom are now up from the work zone and open during regular transit hours.

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Sheriff ’s Office put it. On Tuesday, the first of 16 agents with the National Transportation Safety Board descended on Santa Barbara. They have designated the Conception disaster a “major marine casualty incident.” They’re here, they announced at a Tuesday press conference, to determine what went wrong and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again. To that end, they will interview the five surviving crewmembers, the companies involved, the first responders, and the Good Samaritan couple, Bob and Shirley Hansen, who offered safe haven for the surviving crew on their boat, the Grape Escape. They’ll also digest every report written on the incident by the more than 12 government agencies engaged thus far. The final report, they said, could take two years to finish. But they should know what happened within 10 days. That’s when they expect to be able to release a preliminary report. For people familiar with Truth Aquatics, it all makes absolutely no sense. A charter dive boat company started 35 years ago, Truth

Copious amounts of concrete spilled from the rear drum of a commercial cement truck on 8/31 down Anacapa Street from De la Guerra to Cota streets. The driver, operating commercial vehicles solo for less than a week, had set the drum on “spill” rather than “mix” when he left a construction site, SBPD spokesperson Anthony Wagner said. The massive, three-block traffic hazard forced Public Works to close the road that morning for several hours. The vehicle, operated by Mission Ready Mix, was found to have several code violations, which were referred to the County District Attorney’s Office, including spilling hazardous waste and dumping load on roadway.

CRIME After Santa Barbaran David Jimenez, 42, was arrested for DUI last week, narcotics detectives with the Police Department and the Sheriff’s intelligence unit learned that he had secreted a large amount of methamphetamine in his impounded motorcycle. After a search warrant was issued, 5.6 ounces of meth were found under the motorcycle seat. He has been charged with methamphetamine transportation and possession for sales.

ENVIRONMENT The California Transportation Commission (CTC) will allocate nearly $2 million to help improve parts of Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County, part of the CTC’s $1.1 billion State Highway Operation and Protection Program that aims to complete 133 projects statewide. The larger of two county projects gives $1.7 million toward a $4.8 million project to redo San Antonio Creek Bridge on Highway 101 near Lompoc. The second provides $160,000 of a $230,000 project to restore drainage through landscape preservation and erosion-control seed collection near Gaviota State Park. n

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Fire Weather Power Shutoff Is ‘Imminent’ by Tyler Hayden preemptive power shutoff during extreme fire weather is “imminent,” PG&E and Southern California Edison representatives warned the county supervisors at their August 27 meeting. Santa Barbara residents ought to prepare themselves and their homes for outages that could last as long as a week, the reps said, and they should immediately update their contact information with the utilities to receive timely warnings and shutoff updates. A PSPS, or Public Safety Power Shutoff, could be triggered by any combination of elevated fire hazards, Edison spokesperson Rondi Guthrie explained, including a red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service, humidity levels at or below 20 percent, sustained winds forecast above 25 mph, gusts forecast above 45 mph, data from computer modeling, and field observations. Outage warnings could come 24-48 hours in advance or right before a shutoff, depending on the weather conditions, she said. More information can be found at sce.com/wildfire and pge.com/wildfiresafety. In the meantime, Guthrie went on, Edison continues to harden its equipment against fire across its 50,000 square miles of “highrisk” coverage area. They’re either insulating or undergrounding overhead lines, though Guthrie noted it costs the utility around $3 million to bury a mile of line compared to $430,000 to cover it. The extra cost is passed along to the customer, she said. Last March, Ventura fire investigators determined that live Edison power lines slapping together in high winds ignited the 2017 Thomas Fire. The utility faces more than $1.3 billion in insurance claims filed by Thomas Fire victims and may also be on the hook for another $400 million in claims filed by 1/9 Debris Flow victims. PG&E is facing its own set of lawsuits that claim its lines sparked multiple deadly wildfires in Northern California. Leaders of the county’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) told the supervisors last week that they’ve been monitoring shutoffs in other jurisdictions to gauge their impact on residents. During one recent PG&E outage up north, a 24-hour de-energization affected over 22,000 customers and

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more than 1,500 Medical Baseline customers, those who require backup generators to power medical equipment. In January, Edison warned 74,000 City of Orange residents that the power would go out but ultimately only blacked out 34 customers, most of them commercial. OEM Director Kelly Hubbard assured the board her office was working closely with the utilities to fine-tune outage protocols and minimize their impact to the region, but she emphasized the PSPS concept is new to Santa Barbara and “many agencies are learning as they go.” She described a number of potential challenges, warning that the Red Cross wouldn’t set up an emergency medical shelter, or “cooling shelter,” unless the PSPS is tied to a larger emergency. Cellular and internet service could also be disrupted and affect the public’s ability to receive fire alerts, she added. “We’ve met with some of the communications companies, and they have some fairly good confidence in their systems,” Hubbard said. “Some of our concerns are on the public side. Do they have the capability to receive those alerts? Are their cell phones dying? Do they have power to their landlines? Those types of things.” And then there are the financial implications, where many unanswered questions remain, Hubbard said. A PSPS may not merit an emergency declaration, but it would still require mustering county personnel and resources. Also, unlike oil spills, in which oil companies are deemed the “responsible party” and financially on the hook for response and recovery, PSPS mitigations and damages are not being funded by electrical companies. For Santa Barbara–specific information on how a PSPS works and how to prepare for one, visit ReadySBC.org. n


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t used to be a rare treat for Channel Islanders to spot the brown booby, a tropical bird known for its 50-foot plunges to feed on surface fish. Last week, however, Channel Islands National Park biologists confirmed the first hatchling in an active nest on Sutil Rock off Santa Barbara Island. The brown booby had been spotted on the Channel Islands only 16 times between 1984 and 2014. The closest breeding colony is located 180 miles south, on Baja’s Coronado Islands, which is itself the result of a northward migration since the 1990s. The migration is consistent with changes in prey availability and rising ocean temperatures. “Seabirds rely upon the rich marine resources and the isolation of these offshore islands to provide food and undisturbed nesting grounds safe from predators,” said Channel Islands National Park Superinten-

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Dems Kick Off Subdued Labor Day In the race for District 1—the Eastside — incumbent Jason Dominguez faces a challenge from Cruzito Cruz and Alejandra Gutierrez. District 2—the Mesa—is an open race, pitting longtime planning commissioner Michael Jordan, Mesa activist Teri Jori, millennial environmentalist Tavis Boise, Realtor Brian Campbell, and attorney Luis Esparza. The Democratic Party endorsed Alejandra Gutierrez in District 1 and Jordan in District 2. Should Mayor Murillo run for the State Senate and win next year, that begs the question of her successor. One name frequently mentioned is the Mesa’s Councilmember Randy Rowse, now being termed out by the city’s term limits —Nick Welsh measure.

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n deference to the maritime tragedy off Santa Cruz Island that claimed 34 lives, this year’s Labor Day event—the official start of political season for Democratic Party activists and their chosen candidates — was unusually reserved. None of the usual speechifying took place, and none of the drama expected between supporters of Supervisor Das Williams and his challenger, Laura Capps — both running for 1st District supervisor — transpired. In fact, most Democratic candidates chose not to speak, and party heavyweights like Congressmember Salud Carbajal, State Assemblymember Monique Limón, and State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson never showed, appearing instead at Sheriff Bill Brown’s press conference on the boat conflagration. Williams did, however, call for a moment of silence, adding, “If we have to go on having such events, it’s good to do so together as a community.” For a county relatively small in population, Williams noted, Santa Barbara had endured more than its share of mass casualty events. Alluding to recent mass shootings, Williams said Democrats responded to such tragedies by promoting policies designed to minimize their likelihood of reoccurrence. That was as pointed as it got. Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo was on hand and confirmed she was indeed thinking of running for State Senate, but only if Limón chose not to. Limón has kept her intentions in the dark, much to the consternation of candidates trying to plot their future courses of action. Limón has reportedly been assured a major leadership role in the Assembly. The Senate post opens up next year, when incumbent Jackson’s term expires due to term limits—and she has been very vocal in her preference for Limón to run for her seat. In the most immediate elections — this November for four seats on the Santa Barbara City Council — two races attracted only one candidate each. The current office holders effectively won, and the City Council appointed Meagan Harmon and Oscar Gutierrez officially on August 21.

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by Tyler Hayden s of Tuesday, the Sheriff ’s Office has been vague about when it will release the list of names of passengers and crew, although dozens of families have been in touch with the department to learn about the fate of their loved ones. Among the victims is Kristy Finstad, whose parents had started Worldwide Diving Adventures, the outfit that organized the Conception expedition. She was leading the dive, her brother, Brett Harmeling, wrote in a Facebook post. Finstad, 41, was a co-owner of the family-run business, which got its start in Santa Cruz in 1972. She and her husband, UCSB graduate Dan Chua, regularly led dive trips around the world. “I am alive but wish I was onboard with Kristy,” Chua wrote on Facebook. “I am crushed.” Five members of a Stockton family were identified by a relative, Susana Rosas, on her Facebook page. Rosas said her three daughters — Evan, Nicole, and Angela Rose Quitasol — their father, Michael Quitasol, and stepmother, Fernisa Sison, were on board. “It is with a broken heart … 3 of our daughters were on this boat,” Rosas wrote. “As of now they are still missing … The authorities do not have much to say to us.” Scott Chan, a physics teacher at American High School in Fremont, was identified by the Fremont Unified School District. The district said that Chan’s daughter, Kendra, was also on board. Kevin Chan, Kendra’s brother, wrote on Facebook: “Thanks for being my big sister, Kendra. I’ll miss you and your love for all things outdoors and underwater. Rest easy.” The mother of Allie Kurtz, 25, identified her as the Conception crew member who perished. Kurtz was from Cincinnati and had moved to Southern California to work on marketing campaigns for Paramount Pictures. She’d recently decided to become a dive instructor. “She was following her dream,” her mother told reporters. “She loved it here. She loved the boat. She loved diving.” Among the missing are two unidentified students from Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz, according to parents of students at the school. “Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the victims and those that are missing, particularly those of our students,” the school wrote in a statement. Charles “Chuck” McIlvain, 44, was identified by his friend Culver City Councilmember Alex Fisch, who adjourned Tuesday night’s meeting in McIlvain’s honor. McIlvain had worked for Sony Pictures n Imageworks in Culver City for 15 years. COU RTE SY

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Five crewmembers had been sleeping upstairs on the top deck; everyone else slept in bunks on the lowest of the boat’s three levels. Aquatics has long enjoyed a reputation for scrupulous — ruthless, even — attention to safety details. Its customers sing the company’s praises, as do they for Jerry Boylan, captain of the Conception — one of three charter boats Truth Aquatics owns and operates. Longtime fisherman Nick Voss, familiar with the boat, the company, and the captain, praised the operation. “It’s so well-run, so clean, so tight,” he said. “Their boats are just so immaculate. You could eat off the engine.” What we do know comes courtesy of Sheriff Brown and U.S. Coast Guard Captain Monica Rochester. The boat had passed its annual fire-safety inspections. It was equipped with working fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. Likewise, there were two functioning escape hatches leading to the deck from the bottom level, where passengers slept on triple-decker bunk beds. And no, they both stressed, Allie Kurtz there were no locked doors keeping passengers trapped in their bunks down below. There are, in fact, no locked doors anywhere on the boat. The first Mayday alert was reported at 3:30 in the morning of September 2. The message was garbled and frantic; the boat was fully engulfed in flames. The second Mayday alert came from the Hansens on the Grape Escape, who reportedly Charles McIlvian said they heard explosions. The five crewmembers who had managed to escape, in a rubber dinghy that had been attached to the stern of the Conception, paddled to Hansen’s boat, which was just a few hundred yards away from their burning boat. Several of them then returned to the Conception to look for survivors, but none were found. The Coast Guard, along with firefighting boats from Kristy Finstad Ventura and Santa Barbara, were on hand within 40 minutes. But by 7:20 a.m., the Conception had sunk. As of this writing, 33 bodies have been recovered. The Conception is reportedly capsized 65 feet below the ocean’s surface on the north side of Santa Cruz Island; trying to get it out of the water will be a major engineering ordeal. With the vessel turned upside down, heavy equipment on The Quitasol Family board could come unhinged, which made recovery efforts dangerous, especially for divers searching for the missing bodies around the sunken boat. Also alarming — for a host of environmental reasons — is the 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel the Conception had carried. It’s not known how much remains in the damaged vessel, but the possibility that the fuel could begin leaking into the waters Scott & Kendra Chan around the sensitive marine habitat is of serious concern. Whether the explosions caused the fire or the fire caused the explosions, Sheriff Brown takes pains to stress, no one knows. He’s not even certain there is definitive evidence that

there was an explosion. Almost everyone along Santa Barbara’s waterfront — now occupied by a multitude of TV news trucks — has a theory. Some suggest a generator failure. Others — more intriguingly — wonder if lithium ion batteries that were most likely recharging in the Conception’s mid-level galley might have provided both the fuse and the dynamite needed to ignite the ferocious conflagration. Such batteries are now commonly used for powering photo and video equipment. Most airline companies refuse to allow lithium ion batteries to be checked in with luggage. In 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration was aware of 46 “incidents” involving lithium ion equipment. While canisters of oxygen and nitrox — a nitrogen-oxygen combination used by divers — are neither flammable nor explosive by themselves, their contents could help turn a small flame into a big fire in a hurry. What we know is that to escape from the bunk room, the passengers would have had to go up through the midlevel galley to reach the deck above. But according to Sheriff Brown, smoke and flames had blocked that escape route as well as the path to two escape hatches. The crew reportedly all but hectored passengers about these safety features. As Senator Dianne Feinstein noted in calling for a federal investigation, boats — even the best — are inadequately engineered and new rules may be necessary. In the meantime, members of the crew are keeping their distance from media inquiries for a host of legal and emotional reasons that seem self-evident. The Santa Barbara Coroner’s Office, which has received the recovered bodies, is now at its maximum capacity. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner dispatched a couple of mobile cooling units and some staff to help with the process of determining the identities of the victims and their causes of death. Lt. Raney stated the condition of the victims’ bodies varies. Not all, he said, require DNA testing to determine identity. Teams of divers from at least four different law enforcement agencies scoured the ocean floor for the remains of the passengers, and the search continues for the 34th. “This is probably the worst-case scenario,” said Sheriff n Bill Brown. KIM CASTRO- B R AN

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find funding for the rest. The 11 properties in question are estimated to cost $21 million—and the property owners have agreed to sell—after the January 9, 2018, debris flow that inflicted such damage in Montecito. Last, the supervisors voted to use the county’s power of the purse to help a plan devised by a group of private property owners—including Joe Cole, one of the owners of the Santa Barbara Independent — to place steel mesh curtains across several canyons in Montecito’s steep front country. The supervisors agreed to provide backup funding, if need be, to

The rejiggered catch basins would allow more water and sand to pass downstream, saving storage space for large stones and boulders. install two more debris nets in addition to the four already installed. The state has insisted the group set aside funding to remove the nets once the hillsides have stabilized and the threat of debris flow has diminished. —Nick Welsh

ottage Health’s downtown and Goleta hospital emergency rooms were flooded on August 29 by a tsunami of inmates and custody officers in the throes of opioid intoxication and overdose. By the time the dust settled, no fewer than 15 inmates had been screened for possible opioids and given Narcan, a drug designed to prevent an OD. Five custody deputies were treated. Officers initially suspected an inmate had smuggled in fentanyl in his rectum and that custody deputies were exposed when the drug became airborne. But jail administrator Vince Wasilewski stated that fentanyl was not found. By contrast, he said, “a significant quantity” of tar heroin was discovered in a subsequent search. How much? “Let’s just say more than personal use,” Wasilewski said. It remains unclear how the deputies would have been affected by ambient exposure to tar heroin, though blood tests are ongoing. No charges have yet been filed against any specific inmates for smuggling drugs into the jail, but Wasilewski added they had “a person of interest.” Wasilewski said the incident highlights the need for better screening technology. Currently, inmates are strip-searched upon entry, but cavity searches require a search warrant. Wasilewski said side-angle X-ray machines— like those used before boarding airplanes— would detect such drugs. “But it costs a pretty penny,” he cautioned, “$150,000 to $200,000.”

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o improve flood protections, county supervisors approved plans — at a cost of $300,000 per reengineering project, nearly $1 million combined—to reengineer debris basins serving three Montecito creeks. If built, the rejiggered catch basins would allow more water and sand to pass downstream, saving limited storage space for larger stones and boulders. According to County Public Works czar Scott McGolpin, the new contracts were inspired by the improved effectiveness of a basin on Gobernador Creek after such changes were made. McGolpin said the number of truck trips needed to haul away sand and other debris diminished by 35-40 percent due to the improvements. Such a project would require environmental review; construction, he said, is about three years off. In the meantime, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to help fund the development of a new 10-acre debris basin, located by Randall Road north of State Route 192. FEMA reportedly agreed to cover 75 percent of land acquisition costs, leaving the county to

Opioid OD Hits 20 at Jail

OPIOID TSUNAMI: Fifteen Santa Barbara County Jail inmates were rushed to emergency rooms on August 29 for suspected opioid overdoses.

The timing of this week’s event was perversely perfect. Saturday — August 31 — was International Overdose Awareness Day. County Public Health observed the occasion by releasing data indicating Santa Barbara has a higher rate of nonfatal emergency visits for opioid overdoses than the statewide average. In 2018, emergency rooms countywide reported 648 nonfatal visits. That’s 55 percent higher than in 2010. Drug fatalities for 2018 were 69. Of those, half were opioid related. Fentanyl is playing a growing role in such fatalities. In 2018, nearly 30 percent of all opioid deaths involved fentanyl. In 2015, it was just 9 percent. Between 2014 and 2018, Santa Barbara County recorded 376 drug and alcohol deaths. Of those, two thirds were accidental, —Nick Welsh and 133 involved fentanyl.

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irst they came for our bathrooms and locked them. Then they came for our sidewalk benches. Now they’ve come for our parks. As someone who sometimes slept in Santa Barbara’s city parks because of the lack of affordable housing — and was an excellent caretaker of them — I am disappointed by the councilmembers’ decision to close our parks early. Parks are a source of beauty and respite day and night, not a venue to be monitored by security cameras, as some have advocated. Blame for the state of our parks is often placed on those without housing, most of whom are just looking for a safe and quiet place to live and sleep. If blame must be placed, it should be levied on the greedy bankers, politicians, property owners, heads of corporations, and pharmaceutical and technology executives who have been waging war against poor people for decades and defunding mental-health services. Santa Barbara is not a 1980s soap opera! It has glaring economic disparity, on full display when Granada Theatre attendees step over the sleeping bodies of houseless individuals after performances. Hunger, panhandling, shoplifting, and houselessness will increase if federal officials cut food benefits, which they are trying to do. A city’s greatness lies not in its wealth, power, or image but in how it treats its most vulnerable: the poor, the hungry, the houseless, those living on the margins. A few years ago, I addressed the councilmembers and offered them my services and solutions in a lengthy proposal. One councilmember snickered at me, the others ignored me, and all of them voted to conduct more misguided head counts and surveys. While Nero fiddled, our coffee shops and public libraries have become de facto adult daycare centers. The county Housing Authority helped many people get off the streets of Isla Vista, myself included, by building Pescadero Lofts. It is long past time the City of Santa Barbara found the will to house its chronically houseless inhabitants. It is shameful that in a city so wealthy, vast numbers of people — including women, children, and the elderly — are forced to sleep outside while city officials focus on banning plastic straws. Where has the compassion, decency, and common sense gone? Parks belong to the people and should be accessible to us at all times. Stop scapegoating those without housing and deal with the real issue: Too many of our community members need a place to call home. — Matthew J. Strezpek, Goleta

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egarding the low number of Latinos attending college/attaining college degrees, there is another factor to consider. Of those who enroll at SBCC (Promise program or not), we have no data to know if they transfer and complete a four-year degree. SBCC can provide data on how many graduates are eligible to transfer, but once they leave SBCC, they are not tracked. National data indicates first-generation community college students have a lower degree of persistence than first-gen students who go directly to a four-year institution. The Promise program is definitely helping some people, but it may be unintentionally handicapping others. Bottom line: High school counselors can’t be effective when student caseloads are 400-plus kids with a huge range of needs. Those in crisis take priority. And the information counselors get about colleges is skewed toward public schools, which are not always the best fit. If we want better for our kids, we need to do better for their counselors too. — Holly McCord, S.B.

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Deanna Alisa Vazquez 1978 - 1998

FOREVER YOUNG Over 20 years ago. It feels like yesterday. The joy of our life has been taken from us. Miss you and love you always, Mom & Dad

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Sona Helen Eliot MacMillan passed away August 22, 2019 at Valle Verde Retirement Community. Sona was born January 14, 1935 in New Rochelle, NY to John Aron Eliot and Ethel Slawson Eliot. She was the youngest of 4 children. She attended private school through the 8th grade in New Rochelle and spent summers at camp in Vermont. When Sona was 13, the family moved to Santa Barbara where she attended La Cumbre Junior High and Santa Barbara High School. She went on to study at Occidental College for 2 years then transferred to UCSB. While in high school, she met Thad C. MacMillan. The couple married in 1954. A year later, they welcomed their first child, Gail. Two years after, Jennifer was born and in another two years Thad E. completed the family. She and Thad were both very proud of their children. Having taken piano lessons from the age of 3, she played regularly, mainly classical music, but also folk and popular music. Later, she added guitar to her 16

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Arianna. A memorial service will be held September 20th at 11 am at McDermott Crockett Mortuary, 2020 Chapala St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Santa Barbara Zoo or Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP), two organizations close to her heart.

Murray Hochhauser 10/2/1920- 08/12/2019

Hochhauser, Murray, born October 2nd, 1920, passed peacefully on August 12th, 2019 with his beloved wife Marilyn and children Jan, Shelley, Lisa and daughterin-law Monte Farris by his side. A quintessential New Yorker, Murray (sometimes Mike), spent his working life as a mechanical engineer in NYC, designing mechanical systems for many significant buildings in Manhattan and the New York metropolitan area. When he worked in Manhattan he was a daily commuter on the LIRR and loved completing the crossword puzzle in the NY Times. He very much enjoyed the NY Times to the end of his 98 years. Murray was a WW11 veteran, serving his country in the Pacific theatre. He was an exemplar of the “Greatest Generation”, known for possessing a strong moral compass embodying the ideals of fairness, truth and integrity. He retired to an amenable lifestyle in Santa Barbara,,California. It was there that he spent his golden years alongside his family and adoring grandchildren, Rachel, Oliver, Sophia, Samantha, Minka, Harrison, and Ariel. Murray was a mensch and a true humanist to all that knew him. His intelligence, sense of humor and compassion touched many and his legacy and love will continue within us all.

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Rita Figarsky Feigenbaum 1925 - 2019

ALBANY, NY – Rita Figarsky Feigenbaum passed away at the age of 94 on August 20, 2019 at Albany Medical Center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She led a full and adventurous life. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Pearl Silberg Figarsky. Rita was predeceased by her sister, Jean Reiner, and her husbands Harold Feigenbaum and Kurt Landsberger. A graduate of the Milne School in 1942, Rita attended Skidmore College but left in her senior year when Harold returned from service during World War II to be with him in Texas. For the next 17 years, Rita was active in many community, arts, and philanthropic affairs. This included service in various local and national positions in the National Council of Jewish Women and on the board the Albany Jewish Community Center. She also was instrumental in founding Senior Services of Albany, a joint project of the Council of Jewish Women and the Junior League. Rita also was a recognized artist and art teacher. She was a painter and sculptor, working in oils, marble, bronze and steel. Her work won awards in many juried exhibitions in the northeast. As her children were finishing high school, Rita returned to Skidmore College and obtained her fine arts degree in 1964. She later obtained a Masters in Fine Arts degree from Union College, where she subsequently taught studio and visual art. Union published her senior thesis, which was a complete catalogue of the college’s portraiture collection. Later in life, she wrote two books on the subject of early American silver. Rita's professional career was in the museum field. She was the Assistant Curator of the Albany Institute of History and Art, and

the Registrar of the Jewish Museum in NYC for 15 years until retirement. She also curated the American silver collection of the noted Hartford collector, Philip Hammerslough. After her formal retirement, Rita became the ephemerist at the Florida Atlantic University Library for the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection. In her 86th year, Rita met Kurt Landsberger. They married and enjoyed happy years together until Kurt’s death in 2014. Rita is survived by her son Paul (Natalie) Feigenbaum, daughter Jean (William) Range, grandchildren David (Dana) FeigenbaumStephanie Feigenbaum and Emily Briare, and great-grandchildren Oliver Ray Schoreck, Anna Sayre Feigenbaum and Hadley Rose Feigenbaum. She also is survived by her stepsons David and Allen (Diana Chrissis) Landsberger, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wishes to give special thanks to Rita’s niece, Jane Sanders, for her loving kindnesses throughout Rita’s life. Rita’s family also wishes to thank the staff of the Loudonville Assisted Living Residence, Rita’s home for the last years of her life, for the wonderful care they provided as Rita progressed through the disease that ultimately took her. The family also thanks the E-5 medical staff at Albany Medical Center for the care given to Rita in her final weeks. Notably, many thanks to Mimi Toussaint, her longtime aide in Florida. Those wishing to remember Rita may wish to donate to the Harold Feigenbaum Day Camp Scholarship Fund of the Albany Jewish Community Center, the Landsberger-Feigenbaum Fund for Jewish Education of Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany or to the charity of their choice. Burial will be private. To leave a condolence message please visitlevinememorialchapel.com


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Duval Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019, after a three-year battle with leukemia. Bill was born on March 6, 1945, in Santa Monica, the firstborn child of Charlotte Gibson Duval and William LeFils Duval Sr. The family, including Bill’s brothers, Quinton and John, and his sister, Clare, moved frequently during Bill’s childhood to follow his father’s work for the Douglas Aircraft Company in the space program. He attended school in Santa Monica; Las Cruces, NM; and Cocoa Beach, FL; and at Gresham’s School in Norfolk, England, before returning to Southern California to graduate from Santa Monica High School in 1963. En route to the beginning of his college career at Berkeley, Bill stopped off at UCSB to visit a friend and never made it to the Bay Area. Bill graduated from UCSB in 1967 and from the UCLA School of Law in 1970; he MAN OF WORDS: Bill Duval could talk just as easily with a desperado as with a was admitted to the bar in Janufederal judge, said a friend. ary 1971. He worked in the public defender’s offices in both Los Angeles and Santa Bar- kitchen store E. Dehillerin to track down the one item bara until 1978, when he established the firm of Lentz he didn’t already have. All who had the privilege of knowing him would and Duval with Gib Lentz, his longtime law partner and friend. Bill specialized in criminal defense work, agree that if Bill was on your side, you could have no was on the board of the Santa Barbara County Bar more fierce or loyal friend. He had the innate capacity Association, and served as president in 1991. From to be genuinely interested in people, and each of his 1997 to 2018 Bill served on the board of the Downtown connections was unique between him and the many Organization of Santa Barbara, where he was president people he cared about. As a friend said, “Bill could talk from 2006 to 2008. just as easily with a desperado as with a federal judge.” Bill married Barbara Dondero in 1968, and together He was generous with his time for friends, family, and they had three children, Alyssa, William, and Char- clients alike and frequently took alternative forms of lotte. In 1990, he married Kathleen Kirby and was payment for those without the means to pay for his fortunate to also become a stepfather to her children, services. He was elegant, charming, bright, and charismatic, with a wicked sense of humor, and he had a soft Vanessa and Joey. Bill was a man of many talents and interests. He and sentimental side when it came to his family. There collected Navajo rugs, antique tools, copper cookware, was nothing inauthentic about Bill. He knew who he and artwork. He was a skilled cook and was respon- was and lived life in concert with his essence. sible for many epic meals and barbecues for friends, Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and family, and colleagues. He was a red wine connoisseur brother who pushed us all to be our best while being and made his own zinfandel at home in the 1980s. our most passionate advocate. He was immensely He was a voracious reader, a car enthusiast, a formi- proud of his family, and they, in turn, are immensely dable Scrabble opponent, and a curious tinkerer who proud of him. Bill is survived by his wife, Kathi, and his could debate like no one else. Bill enjoyed sports as children, Alyssa (Michael) Edwards of Bellevue, WA, both a participant and a spectator. He played rugby at Will Duval of Ketchum, ID, Charlotte (John) Flanagan Gresham’s and volleyball at UCSB, and was known as of Kirkland, WA, Vanessa (Michael) Bendetti of Pacific a take-no-prisoners racquetball player. He was a fan of Palisades, CA, and Joey Kirby of Honolulu, HI. He also college athletics and was always the most enthusiastic leaves behind his adored grandchildren, Nicholas and supporter of his children and grandchildren in their Lucas Edwards, Cash and Slader Landrum-Duval, Jack and Harper Flanagan, and Sophie and Chloe Bendetti; athletic endeavors. Bill loved the beaches of Santa Barbara, the hills his sister, Clare Duval DeFord of Whidbey Island, WA; of Santa Ynez, and the mountains of Idaho. He also his brother John Duval of North Carolina; and his enjoyed traveling, especially to France, where he and sister-in-law, Nancy Duval of Sacramento, CA. He his beloved Kathi were able to vacation several times. was preceded in death by his best friend and younger They particularly enjoyed Paris in the fall — return- brother, Quinton Duval. There will be a private celebration of Bill’s life at a ing to their favorite restaurants, driving through the countryside, and walking the Île Saint-Louis in the future date. Memorial contributions may be made evenings. Although his kitchen cabinets and shelves to the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara or to the were overflowing, he always stopped in at the Parisian Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. n INDEPENDENT.COM

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COVERSTORY LAST DANCE: DANCEworks presents its last program this weekend, and while it’s the end of an era, there is also much to celebrate. Doug Varone and Dancers will present Somewhere (pictured), a non-narrative work set to the music of Bernstein’s West Side Story.

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Varone’s Lux, which was created in Santa Barbara during the founder and executive director Dianne Vapnek final season of SUMMERDANCE in 2006, along with a pair has pursued a grand vision for 22 years — to pro- of the choreographer’s inimitable solos. vide great choreographers with optimal A substantial residency with continuous access to the conditions for creating critical new stage in the same theater where the finished piece work, and to engage a passionate audience for will be performed: This was the conspicuously by Charles contemporary dance. Beginning with SUMunmet need of the North American dance scene Donelan MERDANCE in 1997, then entering into partthat both SUMMERDANCE and DANCEnership with the Lobero Theatre Foundation works aimed to satisfy. Ordinarily, dancers photos by for DANCEworks in 2009, the results of her David Bazemore and choreographers must by necessity make remarkable quest have, year after year, never most new dance in studios, then perform it on been short of extraordinary. The list of resident theater stages that always differ from the studio choreographers who have initiated major works environment in multiple important ways. While chothanks to Vapnek’s programs goes on and on: Doug Elkins, reographers have strategies to cope with transferring their Larry Keigwin, Aszure Barton, Mark Dendy, Kate Weare, work from studio to stage — measuring, timShannon Gillen, Adam Barruch, Brian Brooks, and close to a ing, counting, etc. — they inevitably find upon dozen more. Put another way, you know something serious is arrival that they must begin again to adapt happening when you find yourself thinking, “I almost forgot things further on the fly. about Baryshnikov.” For years, American choreographers did all DANCEworks presents its last program this weekend at this adjusting while dreaming of a better way; the Lobero on Friday-Saturday, September 6-7. There will that other way, that “somewhere,” was DANCEbe sadness for sure — it’s the end of an era — but also much works. The formula, brilliant in its simplicity, to celebrate. Doug Varone and Dancers will reconnect the guaranteed an out-of-routine experience. A series to its beginnings — Varone was a resident artist at the dance company arrived in Santa Barbara; they first SUMMERDANCE — and will tap one of the most pow- were housed, fed, and suitably feted; and for a month they erful creative currents in American performing arts history enjoyed daily access to the stage at the Lobero, the same through the music of Leonard Bernstein. Somewhere, a non- location in which they eventually performed. The setting narrative work set to the music of Bernstein’s West Side Story, offered the maximum possible freedom from the day-to-day is the new piece, and it will anchor a program including concerns that follow these groups to their familiar rehearsal

studios at home. As a guest at multiple rehearsals, I witnessed the impact of this unusual circumstance. Watching the dancers, at work and at rest, always brought an unmistakable sense of fit. These men and women, and the art they create, belong here.

CHOOSING PARTNERS It would be hard to pin down Vapnek’s taste, given the wide range of choreographers she has invited to participate. What has been consistent is the sense that the program is grounded in the same values as the fundamentally auteur-led companies she’s brought in. In brief, it breaks down like this: Be intelligent, be nimble, be self-aware, be direct, and always

DANCEworks gives artists a chance to let go of the old and become new again. nurture your dancers. And what Vapnek has done for these choreographers is exactly what she sees them doing for their dancers, which is creating the conditions under which they can thrive and in which great work can happen. Hearing Varone talk about the kind of paradigm shift that led him

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COVERSTORY Kate Weare’s “Sin Salida/ In Love/Broke Beyond”

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from his early impressionism to a more mature, pointillistic style, one understands that the DANCEworks residency means much more than another showcase, or even a commission or grant. Coming here has given these artists a chance to change course and a place to let go of the old and

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she said. “I thought I was asking for the moon and David Asbell said, ‘Sure, we can do that.’ ” What’s perhaps more shocking is how completely the Lobero staff committed to fulfilling even the most unusual requests from the choreographers. Fifty pairs of combat boots? They found them. Cover the stage in several tons of rubber mulch? They did that, too. No idea was too far out, and no detail was too small for them not to make it happen. Add to this technical support the expert documentation of the program by David Bazemore in photos and videos and Ninette Paloma, Elizabeth Schwyzer, and Rachel Howard in writing, and you have a setting that’s grown into much more than a venue through which companies tour. Instead, thanks to DANCEworks, the Lobero has grown into a space known throughout the dance world as a place where people create. It’s the theater as grand studio, and the city as ultimate salon.

DOUG VARONE pushes West Side Story into more abstract territory. become new again. What more could one ask from a performing arts program? While the DANCEworks residency provides the general climate, the temperament of the individual companies brings the weather. It comes in as flurries of risk, stiff breezes of vulnerability, and warm sun rays of intuition. This weather can get blustery, but the fact that choreographers see DANCEworks as a place to stretch and challenge assumptions turns stormy days into an integral part of the process. The result expands one’s sense of what’s possible. Speaking of what’s possible, none of this could have happened without the unique contribution made by the Lobero Theatre Foundation. Vapnek admitted that she was shocked by how easily David Asbell agreed to what she assumed was an outsized request. “It was not what I expected,”

CHOOSING MATERIAL West Side Story is having a moment, what with a new Ivo van Hove/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Broadway production slated for February 2020 and Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, Justin Peck, and Gustavo Dudamel working on a film scheduled for release in December of that same year. Yet Varone’s take in Somewhere already appears to have an edge over the others in terms


Doug Elkins’s “Kintsugi” (2018)

Adam Barruch’s “Sweeney Todd” (2015)

of originality simply based on his premise: no narrative. As he put it in a recent Friday Club talk back, part of the DANCEworks audience engagement strategy is “no New York, no Tony, no Maria.” Just the music and the movement. Varone is of course well aware of the cluster of West Side Story projects in the near future, but he’s unconcerned about their impact on his own work. “There was a moment in time where I felt a little overwhelmed by the prospect of adding to the collection,” he told me. He said he knew “that it would potentially be seen as just another attempt at it.” But through the combination of his own passion for the project and the confidence that comes from being under Vapnek’s creative umbrella, he obtained the rights from the Bernstein foundation to create the first version of West Side Story to

Doug Varone’s “Somewhere” (2019)

push beyond the original narrative into new, more abstract territory. The results that Varone and company have achieved so far with this approach are startling thanks to three equally powerful influences. First, there’s the sheer sonic modernity of Bernstein’s score, which has only grown in stature over the half century since it was composed. Nothing on Broadway had ever sounded like this before, and there was no other place where such music could be heard at that time, unless perhaps one frequented New York’s Birdland Jazz Club. Then there are the feelings triggered by one’s memory of the original. Vapnek remembers traveling from her childhood home in western Massachusetts to New York City to see the original Broadway production. “I saw it twice,” she told me. “It was like I couldn’t get enough of it.” Finally, there’s the movement onstage, which is 100 percent of this time and place, thanks both to Varone’s distinctive style and to the way he draws on his performers’ imaginations and physicality. Improvising like master jazz musicians in rehearsal, then consolidating that work into larger blocks of coordinated action, the company is extending the choreographic impulse evident in the original show. Jerome Robbins set out to smash the stodgy staging practices of earlier musicals by using the entire stage continuously, and despite the fact that these new steps are nothing like his work — don’t expect to see any finger snaps — the whole retains his sense of revolutionary discovery and freedom from convention. n

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had a chance to sit and talk with Doug Varone during a break one day last week, and his answers to my questions were so vivid and interesting it seemed a shame not to offer several of them in full. What follows are excerpts from a longer conversation, lightly edited and rearranged to give a picture of how he sees this work, DANCEworks, and the great legacy of Dianne Vapnek’s contribution to the art form.

What has DANCEworks meant to you and to the other resident choreographers and companies that have come through? This type of a program is very rare in this country. I mean, to be able to be in a situation where we have access to a theater eight hours a day to create and to be a company is nonexistent here. So any of the artists that have come through I’m sure will share my sentiment in saying how invaluable this has been. You created Lux (2006) to a score by Philip Glass in Santa Barbara? The work that I was creating in an odd way had slightly stalled. I went through an incredible period, a very fertile time, in

the early ’90s, up to about 1995. And then I had about three years where I was doing a lot of theater projects and trying to figure out when the next phase of creativity would hit, because I feel like as artists, we move in stages. And when I came here [in 2006] to work on Bel Canto, it was the exact moment when something new began to explode for me. And I took that ride and did as much as I could within the confines of Bel Canto in terms of dealing with musicality in a different way. I’d been working in opera a great deal, and I was trying to find a way to utilize my knowledge as an opera director and choreographer in the contemporary dance world. Our performance [of Bel Canto] was in week three out of four, and my natural inclination was to let everyone just go to the beach for a week. Then my artist inclination kicked in, and I wanted to use the time to go back into the studio and create a piece that was radically different than what we had just worked on. So, I was interested in making a work that really utilized the dancers as the physical animals that they are, and in creating a work that felt like it had a great deal of optimism to it. And that became Lux.


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You’ve spoken about dancing to — the beautiful baggage, I might add — of the music of West Side Story in your the West Side Story narrative, which I knew room when you were a child. Can you nothing about. reflect a little on the experience of I feel like that’s what I feel like in my returning to something that got to entire career. That is what I have done as you so early? I’ve learned as I’ve gotten an artist, to find a visual landscape that older and understand more about who I am matches the aural landscape that I’m drawn as an artist how much of that was informed to. Because I feel like I am a painter. I’m a and crafted at an early age. The things that visual artist; I paint with bodies in space. It’s I remember as a very young child — the like Kandinsky in a way. I’m responding to slapstick of the Three Stooges, or watching I sounds with bodies. And I have always felt Love Lucy reruns when I was 5 years old, lis- that there’s a way to visualize an internal tening to these albums that my folks would motivation through movement. I hear a buy that were just pieces of music that I score, and it compels me to tell a story. didn’t know, watching MGM musicals and falling in love with Fred Astaire and Gene Some of the material you have Kelly — all of these things have informed generated is based on the way me and the world that I create. I feel like I’ve that scenes in the West Side Story spilled out of that youth, and this West Side movie are shot and edited. Could Story project is very much you expand on that reflective of that. aspect of what you “Somewhere” (2019) The Mantovani orchesare doing? Are you tra recording of West Side translating the film Story classics, you know, all to the stage? Actually, cheesy string scoring, they I would say I’m not sure compelled me as a young “translating” is the right child to move to them and word. I think “utilizing” it is better. I’m utilizing to dance to them. I started the film’s cuts in more of as a tap dancer when I was a device way, being able 6 years old, so a lot of my early training came out to step into one of the of creative dancing in my production numbers and room. And I didn’t know to take a look at it and to what these were; I didn’t use my eye, and the know what West Side dancers to recreate images and pictures, Story was. But years later, when the connecbut to, in its own way, tion clicked in, it was pay homage to that fascinating to underand to also build a stand the connection vocabulary that that DANCEworks presents Doug Varone and to the score, the conisn’t about dance nection to who I was steps. But it’s about Dancers on Friday-Saturday, September 6-7, becoming as a dancer, 8 p.m., at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Pertransitions, and it’s and that relationship about the pictures in dido St.). For tickets and information, to Jerome Robbins and space, and it’s about see lobero.org or call 963-0761. that choreography. And the awkwardness of this project now feels as moving from one if I’ve come full circle. Because I’m begin- place to the next. And seeing what that ning to hear and see and approach the can do. Because if I would allow myself music the way I did as a 5-year-old, which is to just make dance steps, then it would be just as sound and an aural landscape that’s easy to revert back to making dances that filling my imagination without the baggage are reflective of the narrative. n

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espite the steady erosion of stigmas around mental health, one topic of conversation remains uncomfortably taboo. The concept of suicide is so upsetting and, for many people, so mysterious and forbidden that it’s avoided, pushed aside, relegated to the dark corners of willfull negligence. There’s a reason it’s called the “silent epidemic.” Between 2001 and 2017, incidents of suicide increased 31 percent in the United States across all ages, genders, and ethnicities. In 2017, the last full year of national data, it claimed the lives of 47,173 Americans at more than twice the rate of homicides. It was the leading cause of death among men age 65 and older and the second leading cause of death among anyone between the ages of 10 and 34. Here in Santa Barbara County, the suicide rate peaked in 2016 with 71 incidents. Contributing to that figure was a cluster among middle school and high school students, including 64 attempts. Since then, the numbers have gone down, thanks in large part to a concerted effort by the county’s Department of Behavioral Wellness and school district officials. Students are now provided suicide awareness and prevention curriculum and are regularly screened for warning signs. But the overall problem remains. Community organizations like the Glendon Association and the Santa Bar-

The Dangers of Denial

George Short was born George Horowitz, named after his father’s twin brother, who was killed fighting in World War II. He had in many ways a quintessential New York City boyhood, splitting his days between school, afternoons in the park playing handball, and dinners with his family in a six-story apartment building. Short was a smart kid. He skipped second grade and would have kept on skipping grades if it wasn’t for that day in early spring when he was 8 years old. Short’s friend invited him over after school, which wasn’t out of the ordinary, but then he invited him to dinner, and then to spend the night. “I never stayed at anybody’s house during the school week,” Short recalled. “Ever.” The next day, everyone was especially nice to him—his classmates, the teachers, and the principal all gave him big smiles and wanted to know how he was doing. What the heck is going on? Short won-

bara Psychological Association continue to bang the drum on the issue, pushing for more education and discussion, not only among the public but also among local doctors, as delays in specialized mental-health treatment can be deadly. Recent national research shows that 45 percent of people who died by suicide had visited their primary care physician in the month prior. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is now moving forward with a proposal to create a three-digit, nationwide suicide prevention hotline, designated 988. Dr. Lisa Firestone with the Glendon Association acknowledged how jarring it can be to learn that a friend or family member is thinking about taking their life. “It’s hard to think that someone who matters to you would consider killing themselves,” she said. “It can come out of the blue.” That’s why it’s so important to start the conversation now, she said. Learn about the warning signs, get access to the tools to help someone through a crisis, and above all, be willing to talk and listen. Be there for someone. Let them know they’re not alone. “When pain outweighs connectedness, that’s when suicide happens,” she said. Dr. Winifred Lender, president of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association, encouraged parents to speak to their kids about suicide just as they would about other difficult topics, such as sex and drugs. “The more we talk about it, and the sooner we talk about it, the easier it becomes,” she said. She dispelled the myth that bringing up the topic might encourage an attempt. “It’s simply not the case,” she said, “if you talk about it in the context of support, care, and resources.” Lender said Santa Barbara has no shortage of help options, but spreading the word is paramount. “We do have good resources here,” she said, “we just need to make people more aware of them and how to access them.” See page 27 for a list of resources and upcoming Suicide Awareness Month events, including the Out of the Darkness walk. We spoke with two of the event’s speakers—George Short, a loss survivor, and Bonnie Beedles, an attempt survivor.

dered. When he arrived back to his apartment, it was full of people. His mother sat him down. “Your father’s not coming home anymore,” she said. “What do you mean he’s not coming home?” Short asked. “What are you talking about?” “He’s not going to be around anymore,” his mother said. “Your father died.” Short remembers his vision at that moment of the couch he was sitting on and the venetian blinds behind it suddenly going dark. He has a vague recollection of his mother explaining that his father had had a heart attack. In reality, he’d died by suicide. Short thinks maybe his family’s Jewish faith prevented his mother from admitting what had really happened. “Or maybe she just didn’t know how to explain it to an 8-year-old kid,” he said. Soon thereafter, Short’s family picked up and moved to California, to a little town east of San Diego

called Lemon Grove, which was predominantly populated by conservative Christians. Short was out of place. He was miserable. But life went on, and his mother eventually married another man, Don Short,

“I had numbed myself for so long, and it felt so good to just get it out of me.” — George Short, loss survivor who officially adopted George and his sister. Stepfather and stepson never got along, however. George’s mother sat him down again. “I know you’re having a hard time accepting your stepfather as your new father,” she told him. “So I think it’s really important for you to know the circumstances of your father’s death.” George, now 15, went ballistic when he learned the truth. “Screaming, running around the house, literally

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FEATURE losing it and breaking things,” he said. “Anything in my way, I broke.” But then, the fog lifted. “It was like, all of the sudden, something made sense,” he said. “People had been keeping something from me, lying to me, afraid of … all of this stuff.” Short felt whole again. He settled into his new life on the West Coast, making friends, meeting girls, and writing for the school newspaper. In college, he majored in sociology and read a book about suicide by Jewish sociologist Émile Durkheim. He later wrote a short story about a small town in Iowa where a young girl kills herself. By 26, Short had finished law school, gotten married, and was working for a respected firm, but he was unhappy. It was only through intensive therapy with Dr. Robert Firestone—the father of Dr. Lisa Firestone, Director of Research and Education for Santa Barbara’s Glendon Association—that he began to untangle the repressed memories of his father’s suicide and other traumas from his past. The breakthroughs were painful but necessary to overcoming the distance Short had put between himself and his own feelings. “I

of being gay,” she said. “I thought it was a terrible defect and that I was doomed to a life of loneliness, whether I was open about it or tried to deny it.” At 18, Beedles tried to kill herself, and over the next three years, she made multiple other attempts. She was held involuntarily at the county’s Psychiatric Health Facility on several occasions and had repeated stays in Cottage Hospital’s psych ward. She saw a therapist who prescribed her antidepressants, but they didn’t work. Her doctors eventually recommended she undergo electroconvulsive therapy. “Other than wiping out my memory for a month, the treatment didn’t seem to help,” she said. Her last suicide attempt was the most serious. An overdose of pills put her in a coma for a week. After that, Beedles changed course. “Obviously, suicide wasn’t working the way I wanted it to,” she said. Approaching her misery from another angle, as she described it, Beedles entered into an alcohol recovery program, “which gave me the mental clarity to start taking more positive actions.” She enrolled in Santa Barbara City College and graduated from UCLA. “I did well,” she said. “I used to think I had to feel confident before I could go out and do worthwhile things, but I learned that — Bonnie Beedles, attempt survivor it’s the other way around — doing had numbed myself worthwhile things for so long, and it felt is what makes me feel so good to just get it out valuable.” of me,” he said. Beedles’s depression never went away, but she’s figured out Short went on to remarry and raise two successful kids, and he is now an how to manage it. “I’ve built a good life for attorney and shareholder with the well- myself with love, support, and accomplishknown Santa Barbara firm Brownstein Hyatt ments,” she said. “I’ve continued therapy on Farber Schreck. He’s active on a number of and off through the years, I don’t drink or nonprofit boards, including the Glendon get high, and I found the right medications.” Association’s. Short recognizes that coming Beedles has retired from a career in educato terms with his father’s suicide will be a life- tion, mostly managing programs for kids long work in progress, but he hopes his story facing socio-economic challenges, and now will serve as a cautionary tale against simply works as an artist. She also volunteers as a avoiding the topic and burying the pain. It tutor and mentor, tends to her garden, and never works. hangs out with her “people and pet family.” “To me, this is what the Out of the DarkBeedles said she’s learned a lot from her ness walk means,” he said. “Bring it out, talk close brushes with suicide, especially that it’s about it, be open about it. If you’re keeping a waste. “My life after [my attempts] demsomething in, if you’ve got a secret, it’s almost onstrates that,” she said. “The bottom line like you can’t breathe. It’s like the difference is that things change. I thought back then between having pneumonia and being out in that I’d always feel as bad as I did. I’d lost the open air. The open fresh air.” hope and just knew I’d never get it back. But things change—sometimes we change them, sometimes they just happen.” Bonnie Beedles is living proof that no matter It’s hard to know how to help someone how hopeless life may feel—and for a time, on the edge, Beedles admitted. “There are hers felt utterly desperate—it can always get all kinds of rational arguments against the irrational beliefs people have about thembetter. It can always turn around. Beedles, 56, grew up in Santa Barbara selves and their circumstances,” she said, “but and wrestled with depression throughout those types of feelings don’t always respond her teenage years. “I held extremely nega- to reason.” Unless someone explicitly asks for tive views of myself and my own worth,” she advice, instead “listen, understand, empasaid, perceptions that were reinforced by thize, and ask questions,” Beedles suggested. a verbally abusive stepfather. Alcohol and “Everyone’s situation is different, and there cannabis began as an escape but became an are no magic words, but approaching anyone addiction. “I was also struggling with what I in pain with ears open and mouth closed is a n believed at the time was the ‘shameful’ secret good start.”

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Beach, Santa Barbara •World Suicide Prevention Day Candlelight Vigil: September 10, 7-8pm, the Seal Fountain, 850 Linden Ave, Carpinteria •Suicide Prevention Workshop with Dr. Lisa Firestone: September 14, 8:30am-4pm, Crane Country Day School, 1795 San Leandro Lane, Montecito (Register at sbcpa.org) •An Evening with Kevin Hines, Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Attempt Survivor: September 16, 6-8pm, Marjorie LukeTheatre, 721 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara (Register at eventbrite.com)

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—1-800-273-TALK (8255) / suicidepreventionlifeline.org Contact them if you’re worried about someone. They will help you or the suicidal person.

Emergency Services ACCESS/CARES Mobile Crisis Team—(888) 868-1649 SAFTY Mobile Crisis Team for Youth (under 21)—(888) 334-2777 Cottage Hospital Emergency Psychiatric Services—(805) 569-8339 Crisis Text Line—741741 (text the word “CONNECT”)

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Hospice of Santa Barbara—(805) 563-8820 Santa Barbara Response Network—(805) 699-5608 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention—afsp.org

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9/6: Estate Planning Legal Clinic OneJustice’s Justice Bus Project will provide one-on-one legal assistance to individuals of all ages interested in estate planning services such as simple wills, advanced healthcare directives, and power of attorney (no criminal cases). An appointment is required. Noon-4pm. Veterans’ Memorial Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call (323) 739-8093.

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Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban will bring a mixture of new and old favorites in genres from pop and originals to classical and show tunes with a backup orchestra and chorus that appeal to all generations. Every ticket purchased online includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of his eighth studio album, Bridges. 8pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $60-$180. Call 962-7411.

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9/5: Tiny Libraries Opening Party Gather at the Hashtag sculpture in front of First Republic Bank for a kickoff celebration of these life-sized, functional art “libraries” in the shape of punctuation marks located downtown, with a stop at each one to check out the special programming. 5-6:30pm. 1200 State St. Free.

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9/5: Pacific Paradise Oceanic Art Opening Artist Sheryl Schroeder has created beautiful, diverse work that is whimsical, fun, and bright and influenced by her early animation days. The exhibit shows through October 31. 6-8pm. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. Free. Call 884-0459. exploreecology.org

9/5: Live Dive Watch and interact with scuba divers live as they explore the coastal ecosystems under Stearns Wharf. Fundraiser

and conceptual artists exploring some of the wonders of existence through “snapshots” of life on planet Earth — through their eyes. The exhibit shows through September 29. 5-8pm. 10 West Gallery, 10 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 770-7711. 10westgallery.com

9/5: Opening Reception: Mixology: Classic + Contemporary Combinations This exhibition is for eclectic collectors and forms a highly-personalized collage of different styles, periods, and media. In this show, 10 groups of works will each be accompanied by a cocktail created and poured by The Good Lion’s bartenders at a no-host bar. The exhibit shows through October 28. 5-8pm. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 730-1460. sullivangoss.com

FRIDAY 9/6 9/6-9/8: Bless Your Heart This new play, loosely based on the life of artistic director and playwright Richard Camp, follows a teacher of evolutionary biology as he returns to his Carolina home to stop his 17-year-old brother from marrying the preacher’s daughter — only to square off with his evangelical mother and stepfather over universal themes. An 11-timesmarried aunt who is an Elvis fanatic adds humor to this relatable family dramedy. The play shows through September 29, with an opening gala on Friday, September 6. Fri.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. Ojai Art Ctr. Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $10-$25. Call 640-8797. ojaiact.org

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9/6-9/8: Copenhagen Michael Frayn’s Tony Award–winning play Copenhagen, a fictional account of an actual event during World War II, finds two physicists, Werner Heisenberg and his mentor Niels Bohr, and Bohr’s wife, Margarethe, exchanging profound ideas and heated words about the power of the atom for Germany’s forces. Fri.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $21-$24. Call 963-0408.

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Celebrate this 2004 Oscar Best Animated Feature nominee that follows an unsure young woman who is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch and looks to an insecure young wizard and his companions in a legged, walking castle to help her break the spell. There will be magical crafts, games, and robots. 2-4pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5605. sbplibrary.org

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roots reggae phenomenon from Kirikiriroa in Aotearoa (Hamilton, New Zealand) will spread its universal vibe of classic roots reggae with an R&B and funk rub that fuses modern dancehall with slinky pop with cool grooves. With the group’s five successful studio albums, including 2018’s Legacy, you’ll agree there’s no stopping the “FIYAH!” 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $22-$25. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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9/8: Jazz & Beyond: The Holy Crow Jazz Band Enjoy old-time jazz and blues from the 1900s to 1930s for a foot-stompin’ good time. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and cheese and fruit plates will be available for sale. 3pm. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang. $30. Ages 5+. Call 686-1789.

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Unveiling of Completed World War I Monument Plaza This momentous occasion will celebrate the unveil-

ing and re-dedication of the completed monument, including the addition of a life-sized bronze eagle. Hear about the three-year project, enjoy light refreshments, and visit the special exhibit Lompoc Goes to War, on display through November 11. 11am. Monument Plaza, Lompoc Museum, 200 S. H St., Lompoc. Free. Call 736-3888. lompocmuseum.org oil. The exhibit shows through September 30. 2-4pm. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-7517.

well as hits from their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career. 7:30pm. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $36-$126. Call 963-4408.

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9/7: Workshop with Judy Nilsen: Grandma Moses’s Birthday Cel-

9/8: Public Lecture: Hope Kingsley on Salt & Silver: Early Photography, 1840–1860 Hope Kingsley, curator of edu-

ebrate the American folk art of Grandma Moses in this fun workshop with Judy Nilsen. 10am-noon. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. Children ages 6 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Call 884-0459. exploreecology.org

9/7: Coffee with a Black Guy The words “race,”“racism,” and “racist” have been talked about a lot recently. Come discuss the uncomfortable realities that face some of us, and therefore all of us, in this candid, cross-cultural conversation with S.B.’s own James Joyce III. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. 5-8pm. Impact Hub, 1117 State St. Free. Email alumnirelations@ pacifica.edu to RSVP.

Have a Close Encounter with Art! GVAA’s 15th Annual

Stow House Art Festival Saturday September 14 11am - 4:30pm Local Artists Live Music Food Painting Demo Raffle to benefit the Goleta Union School District’s After School Art Program

tinyurl.com/CoffeeWithABlackGuy 9/7: Brazilian Independence Day Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day and dance along to Forró de Quintal. Arrive at 8 p.m. for a free dance class before the show. 9pm. Brasil Arts Café, 1230 State St., Ste. C. $12-$15. Call 845-7656.

cation and collections at the Wilson Centre for Photography, will present an in-depth overview of this exhibit of some of the earliest photographs ever made, by many groundbreaking figures of the photographic medium. The exhibit will show through December 8. 2:30-3:30pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net

9/8: Sustainable Seafood Teen CookOff Fourteen-year-old chefs Rogers Mathews Jr. and Carson Peterson, who have competed on Top Chef Junior, will compete in a live-sourced seafood cook-off with celebrity judges, including S.B. Independent’s very own marketing and promotions manager, Emily Cosentino. 12:303:30pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy. Free-$10. Call 456-8747. Read more on p. 41.

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Head to the polo fields for live country music and deejays along with vendors, a dance floor, a beer garden, food trucks, and a kids’ area. Hunter Hayes will headline the show along with Devin Dawson, Savannah Burrows, and Honey County. 1-7pm. S.B. Polo & Racquet Club, 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria. $35-$65; VIP: $75-$105; ages 12 and under free. Call (818) 699-6090. Read more on p. 47.

SUNDAY 9/8 9/8: Brian Wilson and The Zombies Music legend and Beach Boys cofounder Brian Wilson will perform some of the most cherished music from Beach Boys albums Friends and Surf’s Up, while iconic British pop pioneers The Zombies will present a complete performance of Odessey & Oracle, as

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9/5, 9/7: Mercury Lounge Thu.: Unplugged, S.B.’s best acts. 8pm. Free. Sat.: Petmedz, Wanted Noise. 9pm. $5. 5871 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Ages 21+. Call 967-0907.

9/6-9/8: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: The Excellent Tradesman. 6-9pm. Sat.: Oddly Straight; 1-4pm. Uncle Uncle; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Do No Harm. 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com

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9/7: Singing for Asylum: A Concert for Immigrant Justice Join the Unitarian Society of S.B., the Interfaith Sanctuary Alliance, and other cosponsors to raise awareness of refugees seeking asylum in our community with a performance by Kate Wallace and Doug Clegg. All funds will go directly to the S.B. County Immigrant Legal Defense Center and the S.B. Alliance for Community Transformation (SB ACT) Asylum Seeker Flexible Dollars Fund. 7-9pm. Unitarian Society of S.B., 1535 Santa Barbara St. Suggested donation: $10; no one turned away for lack of funds. Call 965-4583. ussb.org

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9/10: Youth Interactive Benefit Concert Youth Interactive, the grassroots after-school Entrepreneurial Arts Academy that provides creative young adults from all walks of life the keys to self-sufficiency, will host a night of music featuring Warner Music Spain recording artist Ramon Mirabet, who is out with his third album, Begin Again. Singer/songwriter Beckett McDowell will open the show. 6:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

9/11: 7th Annual Heroes of Hospice of S.B.: Jewels by the Sea Enjoy lunch by the sea at this event that will recognize outstanding individuals and organizations who continue to play an important role in the Hospice mission of providing care to anyone experiencing the impact of a serious illness or grieving the death of a loved one. Funds raised go toward Hospice of S.B. 11am-1:30pm. Biltmore’s Coral Casino and Cabana Club, 1281 Channel Dr. Call 563-8820.

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mance from Dennis Quaid and The Sharks. Local band Girls with Guitars will open the show, and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Funds raised will go to Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties, which grants more than 80 wishes to children battling life-threatening medical conditions in S.B., San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties. The event will end with an outdoor screening of 2002’s The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid. 5-10pm. Topa Mountain Winery, 821 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. $40$60. Ages 21+. Call 252-3786. tinyurl.com/RockTheWish

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here is a new and somewhat concerning trend among pet owners wanting to turn their meateating animals into vegetarians. Of 3,673 cat and dog owners surveyed in the U.S. and U.K. last fall, a whopping 35 percent expressed interest in converting their pets to a plant-based diet. Respondents who identified themselves as vegan were more likely to go meatless, with 78 percent indicating they would consider eliminating all animal products; 27 percent said they already had. The majority of both groups, however, said they’d only cut meat if they received the blessing of their vet and had hard data proving a vegetarian diet would meet the nutritional needs of their pets. Due to the growing interest, Dr. Evelyn Brand at the Goleta Airport Pet Hospital often finds herself educating owners on veggie options. It can be a tricky conversation. “People sometimes impose their own views on what they think their pets should eat,” Brand said. “Emotion gets into it.” For cats, it’s simple — there is no safe vegetarian diet. Cats, Brand explained, are “obligate carnivores,” meaning they need meat to survive. Specifically, they require an amino acid called taurine, which they can only get through animal sources. Dogs and humans

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Means a Full Shelter hospice foster homes. These are all local cats, many rescued from the streets and needing veterinary care and TLC to recover. ASAP gives them that, so when they go to their new homes, they are happy and healthy. It takes a village to rescue cats, and ASAP is hoping the Santa Barbara community will step up in its annual time of need. All ASAP cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped and come with two weeks of veterinary support, plus advice from ASAP’s groundbreaking Behavioral Team. If you aren’t ready for a permanent commitment just yet, consider fostering a cat or kittens to help with overcrowding. ASAP provides everything you need to foster. Can’t do either? Like and share ASAP’s Facebook page or visit asapcats.org to donate. — Lee Heller COURTESY

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can synthesize taurine by other means, but felines cannot. “Owners will sometimes say, ‘I eat soy, so it’s fine for cats,’” Brand said. “No, it’s not.” Cats also require the high concentration of protein plants are unable deliver, Brand said. Cats deficient in taurine and protein will start to metabolize their own muscles and eventually go into heart failure. For dogs, it’s a little more complicated. Dogs are “facultative carnivores,” which means they can technically survive on a plant-based diet if need be. But owners should only choose that option in very specific cases — if the dog is allergic to all meat-based foods, for instance — and under the guidance of a veterinarian, Brand said. Currently, the only vet-approved veggie foods on the market are offered by Purina and Royal Canin. Brand also addressed what’s become a fad among dog owners of feeding their canines a grain-free diet. “I talk about this almost every day,” she said. Many owners have been led to believe through word of mouth that cutting grains is always healthier. Not true, said Brand. While going grain-free may be the right option for pets with certain food issues, it should be approached carefully, she explained. The FDA is now investigating a potential link between particular types of grain-free food and a deadly kind of heart disease in dogs. It’s looking specifically at the foods that replace grains such as rice and corn with peas, lentils, and other legumes. The research is ongoing. “For now,” said Brand, “just stay away from legumes.” — Tyler Hayden

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Last Lesson Olivia Davi’s heart broke last year when her beloved dog Dash, above, escaped from her yard and never returned. A recent chance encounter with another runaway helped her find some much-needed closure.

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aybe this was never about me. Maybe it was never really about Dash. Maybe the story was always about them — this couple and their dog Nala, who ran off after being spooked by something at the park. I had rushed away from a work party to mail something to my friend when I saw her roaming around on the corner of Montecito and Quarantina streets looking tired, dehydrated, and scared. I pulled my scooter over. I knew what I had to do. Losing Dash taught me. Never lunge at a lost dog. Never grab at them. Get down on the ground. Do not yell but speak softly and wait. Nala was hesitant and uneasy. Untrusting. She walked up to me and backed away quickly. She walked over to me a second time and then ran a few feet. I did not move. I did not push. She walked up to me a third time, and stayed. Slowly, she let herself relax. She let me pet her, hold her. She eventually lay down and let me Nala is reunited with her owners. give her water. I called county and city animal control, which were both closed. I called 9-1-1 as instructed by their answering machines and gave a report. I posted photos from my phone to Nextdoor with a detailed description of our location, the time of day, what Nala looked like, and that she was safe. I provided my phone number and name. A man brought her a bigger bowl of water, and another said he saw the owners looking for her and that we should go find them. But I knew better. Losing Dash taught me. They will find us. Do not make it harder for them to find her. Just stay. When the owners found us, they collapsed to the ground, too. I’ve never seen anything so beautiful in my entire life. The love I had right there in front of me. I could reach out and touch it. I could tell them what I had so desperately wished to hear: “It’s okay. She’s here. She’s safe.” The question I’ve been asking myself since I lost the light of my life on March 17, 2018, is why? Why did this have to happen to us? Why Dash? Why my sweet boy? The answer is them. It’s always been them. That moment when they first embraced. Their loving tears of relief and gratitude. How I knew exactly what to do because of everything I’d learned. And I’ve now been given this gift: to give two people and their dog something I was not able to give myself. — Olivia Davi

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itch Telson’s affection for turtles and tortoises with sprinklers to make the weeds grow, and gardengoes back to his boyhood, when he drove ers regularly fill bins with greenery from the rest across the country from Baltimore with a of the yard. Every night, the tortoises slowly make box turtle in his lap. His collection has grown their way into individual hand-built hutches with heating lamps and hay, slightly since then—Teland Telson latches the son now cares for 15 door behind them. It’s a big-bodied sulcata torroutine they have kept toises that quietly lumber up for decades and will around his Hope Ranch hopefully continue for estate in low-fenced pens many more. These repshaded by avocado trees. tiles can live more than The star of the herd—or 100 years. “creep,” as a group of torSulcatas, Telson toises is called—is Rex, a explains, are pro200-pound bruiser with lific “eaters, breeders, a penchant for hibiscus and poopers.” Their flower treats. large number twos Telson shares the look like horse dropproperty with his wife, pings. Mating is often Jeffyne, and her muchaccompanied by loud beloved cat rescue and grunting, and while adoption organization, they will occasionally ResQcats. They also own lay clutches of eggs, it’s nine border collies. Like too cool in Santa Barthe cats and dogs, the torbara for them to hatch toises came from tough BIG BUDDIES: Mitch Telson cares for 15 rescued sulcata tortoises, outside an incubator. backgrounds. Many were which are overbred and often sold to owners who don’t know what Telson lets nature take given up by ill-informed they’re getting themselves into. Anyone interested in getting one should do their homework, Telson said, and adopt, not buy. over — critters eat the owners who bought them eggs or the earth absorbs as babies and realized they them — because sulcacouldn’t care for them as tas are far from endanfull-grown adults. Some gered. In fact, they’re were abandoned, includoverbred and oversold. ing one in Santa Barbara’s Telson implored potenfront country. The othtial owners to adopt, ers arrived from all over not buy. the country — Indiana, Telson smiled as he Virginia, Utah, Massaexplained all this while chusetts, etc. —and each perched on the edge of has a distinct personality. Rex’s pen, feeding him While Speedy and Flash flowers. After a little will walk right up to you, while, Telson climbed Sonny and Cher are a little more shy. All live a life of true tortoise luxury under in with Rex and rubbed his back, which the tortoise could feel through his shell. Telson then gave him a Telson’s watch. Indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa, sulcatas mainly tickle down near his hind legs, causing Rex to wiggle subsist on a diet of weeds. As such, each pen is fitted and do a little dance. —Tyler Hayden


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ll I ever really wanted to do was to make people laugh: Strangers in the PTA meeting at my son’s new school. Colleagues in a supposed-to-be-serious work meeting. The poor lady doing my mammogram. I especially love it when readers tell me they snorted so abruptly at the local café while reading this column that latte foam spewed from their nose. Propriety be damned, I sincerely believe it’s always the right time for humor. Except … maybe … right now? Lately, in the face of political, social, and environmental crises, my life’s goal feels sort of futile. And worse than futile, it feels indulgent. Who wants to giggle and guffaw when every day’s news is more sobering than the last and the Amazon is burning, you guys? What could possibly be the value in wisecracking and wit slinging when we could be (should be!) phoning our senators, marching in the streets, shoveling money to sane candidates, maintaining a consistent “self-care” wine buzz and educating the shizz out of the next generation so they don’t wind up screwed and humorless like us? I spoke recently with comedian Katie Goodman, who brings her Broad Comedy show to the Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund’s Politics, Sex & Cocktails fundraiser on Saturday. Katie’s troupe of five feminist funnygals travels the country performing benefits for orgs like PP and the ACLU. They dress up in breast costumes while singing “Boobs Look Funny When You’re Having Sex,” don Russian email: starshine@roshell.com accents for a bit called “Pee Tape Prostitutes,” and take Republican lawmakers to task with the country ballad “Get Out of My Vagina.” Since Katie is a life coach when she is not rhyming “narcissist” with “white supremacist” with “exorcist” in a musical plea for impeachment, I confessed to her my Crisis of Comedy and asked her to talk me down from the chuck-the-yuks ledge. She totally gets it. Whereas she and her husband normally spend three months each year writing a new show, they opted to spend this whole year touring — and helping to fund the good fight. “Making money for nonprofit organizations is a better use of our time,” she said from her Brooklyn, N.Y., home. While the world may seem more frightening than funny just now, Katie believes it’s actually a crucial time to be a humorist/satirist/cultural commentator. Here’s why: (1) To make sense of it all. “A comedy song puts in motion an explanation as to why something’s not okay,” says Katie (whose mother is Pulitzer Prize–winning syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman). Take the Broad Comedy song “ICE, ICE, Baby,” for example: “What do we care about facts when we’ve got beliefs? Just keep retweetin’ the Commander-in-Chief.” (2) To comfort. “My job used to be to try to change minds; I absolutely thought I could,” she says. “A thousand years ago, we used to have Republicans come to our show. Then everybody lost their sense of humor and got so wildly polarized. Now I am definitely intentionally preaching to the choir because this choir — liberal audiences — are like, ‘Are we crazy? What did the president of the United States just say? Am I losing my mind? What 1984 novel are we living in?’ To have an entire roomful of people who agree with you is comforting. It’s like, okay, I’m not crazy! When people can laugh together about the same thing, it’s cathartic. It’s super healing.” (3) To energize. Laughing instead of crying about the state of the world gives audiences the energy to go back out and put into their own activism. “That’s why we do this: So they can,” Katie says. “I’ve seen it work every show and, honestly, that’s the reason I keep doing these shows.” In fact, Katie’s words energized me, reminding me that there is heroism in hilarity, and that the time for potentially offensive humor is always rightthisdamnminute. Also, something extraordinary happened as I watched her earnestly croon, “There’s never been a time as #^@ked up as this” on YouTube. Wine spewed from my nose.

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fectly steamed instead of covered up in a deep fryer. Even the ambiance is lighter than often dimly lit Italian restaurants, with fresh flowers and botanical paintings on the wall. Said Oppizzi, “I tried to bring the garden inside.” With indoor-outdoor high-tops that open up to State Street, Oppi’z captures the bright Santa Barbara spirit yet retains respect for Italian roots. Oppizzi even enlarged a 19th-century Italian painting from his hometown to hang, and he sources many ingredients, such as flour, the entire wine list, and even silverware from Italy. Ideas for the eye-opening menu are derived from his Italian roots as well, including their “black dough” pizzas, which contain activated charcoal in the crust. Both the black dough and original crusts retain a lovely crisp on the outside, a soft texture on the inside, and are never burnt, thanks to the even cooking of their electric ovens. The dough is naturally fermented and takes 24 hours to proof in house. Toppings are added after the dough is cooked in order to ensure that the flavors of all ingredients are preserved. Unique combinations abound, yet I preferred the black parma, layered with homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella, stracciatella, prosciutto, parma, and arugula. 

Hailing from Pavia, a city south of Milan, Oppizzi previously worked for multinational companies as a director of organization and IT. He considered opening a restaurant in Italy, but the country’s economic woes didn’t make investing there a good idea. So he moved to Sacramento, near where his daughter, Linda, went to UC Davis, but then took a fateful trip to Santa Barbara two years ago. “I immediately understood that this was a much better fit for my restaurant concept,” exclaimed Oppizzi, who got in touch with the landlord and said negotiations went smoothly. “And this town is so beautiful!” He then focused on creating dishes that featured quality ingredients and clean flavors. The resulting menu displays a keen awareness of Santa Barbara preferences and offers a refreshing spin on traditional items. Starters include a beautiful tartare duetto: One stack features raw tuna, which is common in Sicily, layered with diced apple, while the other includes salmon marinated in-house with dill and mango, which leans more toward local tastes. The fresh salmon from Santa Barbara Fish Market paired with the juicy mango and dill is the perfect palate primer for the fun flavors ahead. Up next are the unique black rice bottles, served in a bottle-shaped dish. My favorite was the Pompeii, a dreamy combination of black rice, stracciatella cheese (a soft type of mozzarella), basil oil, organic mixed shoots, and squid, which was per-

SMILING SERVERS: Josefine Von der Berg (left) and Lilia Pomerante are happy to serve black dough pizza and black rice bottles at Oppi’z.

For those looking to add a touch of glamour to their pizza, the Oro Puro is a stunning creation of black dough, mozzarella, stracciatella, black lumpfish caviar, and 23K gold flakes. Don’t miss the desserts, especially the Rita-misu, named after Oppizzi’s wife, Rita, who came up with the delectable recipe. A pediatrician, she still lives in Italy but plans to move to California if the restaurant does well.  We left the restaurant feeling happily full and surprisingly sprightly. “That’s how it’s supposed to be in Italy,” said Oppizzi’s daughter, Linda, with a smile. “You have your heart full, not your belly.” 

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He’ll be relying a bit on what he learned on Top Chef Junior when he competes on Sunday. “There was always an unknown,” said Peterson, who hopes to attend Stanford for college. “Whether it was the unfamiliar pantry, an unfamiliar kitchen appliance, or a wacky challenge, Top Chef Junior was definitely no walk in the park. While being hard, it brought out the best in me as a chef and as a person. Not only was I able to improve my culinary skills, but I was also able to create relationships I will keep forever.”

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A 14-year-old who just started his freshman year at Santiago High in Corona, Mathews A 14-year-old freshman at Ventura was introduced to cooking when High School, Peterson started his family decided to make homemade pizza and let him cooking with Nonna, his Italian grandmother, when he was pick the toppings. “After that about 5 years old. “I rememI was hooked,” he explained. ber making pasta dough with “Cooking was so much fun!” her and making our family’s By age 10, he was learning pasta sauce that takes all day,” techniques and flavor profiles he recalled of what inspired his and looking up to chefs like BY MATT KETTMANN Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, love for cooking, which got more serious when he was 11. “I started and Curtis Stone. spending most of my free time in the Though challenging, his experience on Top Chef Junior taught valuable lessons. kitchen, and I’ve just been getting better and “In the beginning, it was very stressful to have to more knowledgeable every day.” Upon studying the careers of chefs such as Cur- cook with a time constraint,” said Mathews. “As a tis Stone, Julia Child, Alton Brown, and Thomas result, I learned to be very efficient in managing Keller, Peterson gravitated toward French cuisine. my time in the kitchen.” He’s very comfortable with seafood and “French techniques and flavors can be found all over Europe and northern Africa,” explained explained that one of his favorite dishes to cook Peterson, who enjoys making poisson en papillote, is dover sole à la meunière. “It is such a simple, coq au vin, and croque madame. “French food has classic French recipe that is so fun to reinvent, and implemented itself into many cuisines, and I really it comes out delicious every time,” said Mathews. find that interesting.” He dreams of writing his own cookbook one He enjoys cooking seafood because of its end- day and opening a small restaurant. “My restauless diversity. “There are thousands of aquatic spe- rant would focus on the artistic side of cooking cies that one can cook,” he said. “It is able to stand and showcase food seasonality,” said Mathews, “or up to the boldest of flavors. You can cook seafood maybe utilizing forgotten parts of vegetables like really delicately or you can take a more aggressive stems and leaves in a creative way.” Sounds like he’s got sustainability on his side already. approach.”

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nary team at Hotel Californian—Executive Chef Travis Watson, Chef de Cuisine Paul Osborne, and Pastry Chef Ronald Viloria — and they’re relaunching the signature restaurant this fall as Bar Blackbird. The bar-first concept will feature a cocktail program by Devon Espinosa and celebrate the intersection of food and beverage on our Central Coast. Watson’s 20-year career includes working in France as an apprentice to Chef Georges Paccard of Michelin-starred La Ciboulette. He most recently served as executive chef at Rancho Bernardo Inn & Spa in San Diego. A Santa Barbara native, Osborne honed his skills in Bordeaux, France, and most recently served as chef de cuisine at Caruso’s in the Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito. With more than 25 years of experience, Viloria most recently worked at Viceroy Snowmass in Aspen and is a Level 2 sommelier who will also help expand the list of Central Coast wines.

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the word that Low Pigeon Coffee Roasters has opened at 401 East Haley Street, across from The Mill. Hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. “Some think the pigeon is a lowly bird, we disagree,” reads their website, lowpigeon.com. “Low Pigeon is about attitude. It’s a survivor. Wherever you go in the world, the Low Pigeon has staked out its place. Sure it’s small, but it walks with its chest out, head held high. That’s why the Low Pigeon is the inspiration for what we do and how we do it.” MINOR MOVES: Reader Sunny says they walked by

August Ridge Vineyards at 5 East Figueroa Street and noticed that the winery is closed. A message on their website says that the owners have retired. … Mojo Tea House at 6578 Trigo Road in Isla Vista closed their doors and will reopen in a few days in their new, larger space around the corner at 6530 Seville Road, also known as the recently former home of Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, which relocated to State Street. RESTAURANT CLOSINGS: Here is a list of area eateries

that have closed in 2019: August 2019: Alito’s, 509 State St.; Hoffmann Brat Haus, 801 State St., Ming Dynasty, 290 Storke Rd., Goleta July 2019: Giovanni’s, 1905 Cliff Dr. (rumors say it is changing to a taproom owned by Mesa Burger); The Little Door, 129 E. Anapamu St. June 2019: Sweet Alley, 955 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista (changing to Vons Korean Fried Chicken) May 2019: Ca’Dario Pasta Veloce, 38 W. Victoria St. (now Locale); Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 1209 Coast Village Rd. (changing to Mesa Burger); Goa Taco, 718 State St. (now Apna Indian Cuisine); Senor Frogs, 892 Linden Ave., Carpinteria; Smithy, 7 E. Anapamu St. (now La Cocina) April 2019: Borrello’s Pizza and Pastaria, 3807 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria; Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, 6530 Seville Rd., Isla Vista (now Mojo Tea House; Ike’s moved to 1936 State St.); Jersey Mike’s Subs, 1213 State St. (changing to Taqueria Santa Barbara); Red Pepper Restaurant, 282 Orange Ave., Goleta March 2019: Green Star Coffee, 38 W. Victoria St.; La Bella Rosa Bakery, 7127 Hollister Ave., Goleta February 2019: Kahuna Grill, 7010 Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta (now Mesa Burger) January 2019: Giovanni’s, 1187 Coast Village Rd. (changing to Ca’ Dario); Rodney’s Grill at the Hilton, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

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unter Hayes has been making music since he was a toddler. He appeared on the Rosie O’Donnell Show at age 4; sang for President Clinton at 7; and was on America’s Most Talented Kid at 13. By his late teens, he had moved to Nashville, signed with Universal Music Publishing Group as a songwriter, and began working on his 2011 eponymous debut album, on which he played every instrument. The album spawned his first number-one single, “Wanted.” In the past decade, Hayes has earned five Grammy nominations, been touted as the “leader of country music’s youth revolution” by Billboard magazine, and recorded three more albums, the latest of which is Wild Blue (Part I), a musically dynamic, genre-blending effort that INTO THE WILD BLUE: “I love the challenge of walking into a room with somebody who’s never written with me reconfirms Hayes as a gifted melody before,” said Hunter Hayes of collaborating with other musicians on his songs. The Grammy-nominated singer is headlining the Santa Barbara Country Music Festival on Sunday, September 8, at the Polo & Racquet Club. maker and deft lyricist. Hayes is coming to town to headwe’ve grown past the things. … When I say the first time I’ve started the process [thinkline the Santa Barbara Country Music Fes- “we,” I mean the people I’m surrounded by. ing] “This is the album title. This is the tival on September 8, at the S.B. Polo and I feel like I’m surrounded by incredibly cre- record that I want to make.” Just committed Racquet Club. I recently spoke over the ative people that put as much into this as I to it. I wrote “Wild Blue” the song first. Then phone with the singer/songwriter, who was do. … I want to surround myself with people I think “One Shot” was the second song I in an Iowa field at an antique airshow, the that have the same fire that I do. … I hope wrote. “My Song Too” is the third song I buzz of bygone flying machines peppering that people hear that in Wild Blue. That there wrote. That ratio is very rare for me. Most our conversation. (For the longer interview, is a sense of freedom and there is a sense of of the time, we end up writing hundreds of see independent.com/hunterhayes) growing up, if you will. songs just to get 10 that we love. This ratio, because of this unfiltered process, changed Wild Blue feels like mix of genres. Was it just You write with a lot of different people. How the game entirely for me. a natural progression of the kind of music is that to get deep into your own psyche, and you wanted to explore? It was a very natural then have other people helping you express There is a lot going on musically on Wild Blue, progression. In fact, I think the milestones your emotions? You must be very close with yet the end result is this digestible, very for me making this record were … [that the them or trust them implicitly. Well actually, approachable record. I love that descripsongs] highlight the process of undoing fil- that’s one of the most miraculous things, if tion. That makes me really happy. … I know ters, and undoing guidelines and rules. This I’m being honest. I was about to tell you that the careful balance is simplicity, so the song was me saying to myself, “I want to just start older relationships work better, but there are is approachable, but also the desire to just over and make a record as if no one’s ever a lot of new names on this album. I think make really cool music and try new things. going to hear it,” because that allows you to that’s a testament to what happens when you The combination is always something we work in a totally different headspace. … It get in a room with somebody and you just strive for. It’s hard to achieve right off the bat. was like writing a journal versus writing an trust them creatively. Also just as a human. album. … It was very therapeutic; there’s no I love the challenge of walking into a You had success so young; how do you keep question. room with somebody that’s never written the momentum? It’s less about celebrating with me before. Getting more personal than the big milestones and more just like, “Okay, What was holding you back? Being beholden they’re comfortable getting and seeing how great. As long as that means I can keep doing to a record company, or a person? Or maybe they react, but also laying the groundwork this, we’re good,” and I’m moving onto the just lack of confidence? I think it was a lot of so that they feel, “Oh, okay, we’re allowed to next thing. I’ve found that I need to work less things. I wouldn’t want to blame any single go here. Okay, this is safe.” You know? That’s on moving on and more on enjoying where person. I think it was a lot of different things important for me. I think that’s part of the I’m at. You know? Because there are so many acting upon it. It’s the most quintessential enjoyable challenge of writing a song. It’s special moments you can miss if you’re not tale as old as time. Young artist experiences like, “No, no, no. Let’s let all the feelings be paying attention. — Michelle Drown success and everything flips upside down, felt and figure it out one line at a time.” Hunter Hayes headlines whether you realize it or not. … I’m defithe Santa Barbara Country Music Festival Sunday, September 8 nitely not the first to fall prey to it. I just hope How long did it take you to put together this at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet that when people hear Wild Blue, they can album? Writing-wise, it only took a year, Club (3300 Via Real, Carpinteria). See see that we’ve gotten over any hurdles and which is miraculous for me. Because this is santabarbaracmf.com.

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What prompted this idea? We wanted to open up our incredible Mirador rooftop to locals and non-hotel guests for special experiences, and a sunset music series that plays out against the backdrop of those gorgeous ocean and mountain views felt right. … Sunset Sessions is an important part of our goal to be a cultural and music hub in Santa Barbara.

How do you decide which deejays to invite? We were going for a mellow daytime disco vibe … and worked with some of the best musical tastemakers in Southern California to book deejays and artists through collectives such as Dublab, A Club Called Rhonda, and Crew Love. … Live performers … are coming from as far away as Nigeria and Manchester in the U.K.

What do you hope the community gets out of it? We’re focused on creating a community where locals and visitors feel welcome at our hotel. … With Sunset Sessions, we’re hearing people say that Santa Barbara hasn’t seen anything like this rooftop music series. The Santa Barbara community has been very receptive. The next sessions are Saturday, September 8, featuring a musical collaboration with SWAYLO and Noah from C3 (get there early for yoga and sound-bath meditation with Lizzie Aguirre), and Sunday, September 15, with tunes from Nick Monaco and friends, Loren/Goddollars from the A Club Called Rhonda dance party, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Sunset Sessions go from 3 to 9 p.m. See hotelcalifornian.com for ticket prices and upcoming shows. —MD

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or someone who writes edge-of-your-seat television shows, Jed Mercurio is surprisingly low-key in conversation. The creator/writer of the Netflix series Bodyguard, one of 2018’s most buzzed-about shows, Mercurio is no stranger to designing hit television series: The British screenwriter has been creating suspenseful content for years. One of his most popular works is Line of Duty, a five-season (so far), superbly scripted police procedural that follows Anti-Corruption Unit 12 and centers on Superintendent Ted Hastings (brilliantly played by Adrian Dunbar), D.S. Steve Arnott (Martin Compston), and D.I. Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) as they investigate unscrupulous colleagues. While each season begins with a police-involved crime, much of the subsequent narrative takes place in the glasswalled conference room in which AC12 interrogates its suspects. In the wrong hands, the show could easily become bogged down with tedious procedural minutiae. With Mercurio at the helm, it is anything but. The dialogue is taut, the story lines twist and turn as morality’s murky waters are explored, and the acting is top-notch. Each season is also energized with A-list guest stars, such as Keeley Hawes and Thandie Newton, who give psychologically electrifying performances. I spoke over the phone with Mercurio about writing gripping dialogue, the allure of police procedurals, and what’s to come. Some of the most intense scenes in Line of Duty happen in the interrogation room. They’re just talking, yet it’s an edge-of-your-seat experience. Well, one of the things that we attempt to achieve with the show is to try and make it feel like a very taut procedural show that reflects what the real world is like. So I think that there’s a certain level of credibility and authenticity in the series, which helps kind of lend the stakes of the show and reality of the world. I think that those are the elements that we go for in order to create quite a tense viewing experience. That’s difficult to do when there’s not a lot of action. You have a talent for writing very good dialogue. What is it that makes these situations feel so heightened? Well, I think one of the things that comes across is that there are rules in this environment that the authentic procedure makes it clear that there’s no escape, that if someone has crossed the line, then a whole load of misconduct procedures are enacted. And we do have characters who are very knowledgeable about the world they’re in, so often they’re trading blows based on technicalities of procedure. And again, I think that goes back to making it feel real, and therefore you understand the stakes. You understand that someone’s fighting for their career or that they’re fighting against the possibility of facing very serious

TAUT THRILLER: Line of Duty is a superbly scripted police procedural that follows Anti-Corruption Unit 12 as they investigate unscrupulous colleagues.

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criminal charges and going to prison, so the stakes aren’t overblown. They feel proportionate to the authenticity of the world that we’re attempting to portray. How did you decide to write about this particular anti-corruption world? I’d wanted to write about police misconduct because it felt like something that wasn’t being represented in British TV drama. ... Shows over here are largely the drama of reassurance, in which you see hardworking, smart cops solving crimes and catching the bad guys, and I think the U.S. audience is familiar with the kinds of news stories about U.S. policing, which show that may be the story for the majority of police forces. But there are plenty of occasions when police officers get things wrong and sometimes make quite tragic and surprising mistakes. So, the reality over here is exactly the same, and it’s just part of the distinctive identity of the series that it carves out that particular piece of territory where we have a launchingoff point in every season where a police officer is alleged to be involved in some kind of corruption or misconduct, and then that leads us into a story about the way in which the police is an institution investigating themselves, and again, that has real-world correlates. I think people are smart enough to realize that there are pros and cons to the police investigating themselves. The main characters are complex humans with foibles, and yet they’re purporting to be superior to the accused. Well, it’s part of the design of the show that the investigators are holier than thou, that the regular officers do understand that they’re meant to uphold professional standards, but they also appreciate that it’s not always possible for working police officers to provide a gold standard of service every day they go out on the job, and that’s something that’s reflected in the foibles of the investigators themselves. Have you had any comments from professionals who say, “That’s not how it is” or “That’s exactly how it is?” Yeah, you get both. I think that it’s not possible for there to be a single response from the police as an institution because the institution of policing is made up of lots of diverse and contrasting individuals. So, generally, the level of response to the series is good from police sources, and generally they compliment us on following procedures and representing those as authentically as possible within the drama, but there are other police officers who take a different view, and it’s rather like anyone in any profession. There isn’t an unanimity of opinion. In jobs I’ve done in the past, you could work alongside someone, doing exactly the same job and facing exactly the same experiences, and one person says everything’s going really well and the other person says everything’s going really badly.

How do you juggle all the work — writing, directing, and being the showrunner? Yeah, Bodyguard came between season four and season five of Line of Duty, so there was actually a two-year gap between those two seasons, and that was because of the demands of the Bodyguard production. These things are done sequentially rather than in parallel. I’m never juggling Line of Duty against Bodyguard. So, when we go into making season six, I will have enough time to write all the scripts and then to work as a showrunner. And you just fell into the writing side of things? Actually, I responded to an advert in the British Medical Journal requesting advisors for a medical drama that was in development, and I initially responded with the intention of becoming an advisor on the show. I thought that might be quite interesting, but then I became involved in story lining and writing, and that took me into a sabbatical from medicine while I worked on that show, and my career kind of picked up momentum from there, and I became much more involved in TV than medicine, and eventually, I left my medical career behind. You probably never thought that when you went to medical school that you would be an award-winning television creator. No, I didn’t. I never really had much of an opportunity to do creative things. I went to a very ordinary school where there really wasn’t much opportunity, and I happened to be quite into science, and that’s what led me into a medical career. So I was very fortunate that I had got an unexpected opportunity later on, and I’ve been incredibly fortunate that I’ve been able to make a living from this job ever since. What’s coming up in the future for you? Have you got other things in the hopper besides Bodyguard two? Well, we’re obviously talking about Line of Duty six. That’s something that we know is ordered into production, so that’s the main focus at the moment of my planning: when we can shoot that, and that depends on availability of cast, so we’re just going through the logistics of that. Were you surprised by the popularity of Bodyguard in the States? Well, we were all thrilled that it did so well, and that’s just something you can’t ever expect or plan for. All you can do is the best possible job when you’re making the show, and then what happens after that is kind of in the lap of the gods, really. I mean, we were very fortunate with the way that Bodyguard performed so well in the U.K., and I think that that created a lot of interest in the series, which I think helped bring an audience to it.

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Dani (Florence Pugh), Christian (Jack Reynor) and two friends travel to Sweden to celebrate Midsommar, a festival held in the countryside every 90 years. The trip soon turns into a nightmare, however, when they discover the fête includes violent rituals.

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PREMIERES ➤ OAquarela (90 mins., PG) A film that includes imagery of Greenland’s rugged “real estate” may inevitably trigger associations with Trump’s recent fool’s errand of attempting to buy the country. But there are much larger and less news cycle–driven issues at hand in Russian director Victor Kossakovsky’s visually stunning, narrationfree nature documentary: The subjects are the awesome power of nature and threat of climate change. The opening Siberia sequence finds natives rescuing submerged cars — which fell through unseasonably thinning ice — and chilling ice avalanches in Greenland. The action then leads fluidly to scenes of wild seas and the watery force of global warming–era storms and flooding — the great, imperiled North to Venezuela, New York, and elsewhere on the globe. Aquarela harnesses a terrible, non-linear beauty in its observation of a world evermore out of balance. Word to the wise: see this film, gloriously shot at 96 frames per second on the state-of-theart big screen of the Riviera. (JW)

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The Goldfinch (149 mins., R) Dana Tartt’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel makes its cinematic debut. The coming-of-age story is narrated by Theodore Decker, a tween who survives a terrorist attack at an art museum, although his mother does not. Theo turns on his head subsequently as he becomes an art dealer who dabbles in

Hustlers (109 mins., R) Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, and Julia Stiles star as New York City strippers who hustle dozens of wealthy men until the 2008 financial crisis when the sex industry bottoms out. Based on Jessica Pressler’s 2015 article in New York magazine. Camino Real/Metro 4 (Opens Thu., Sept. 12)

It: Chapter Two (209 mins., R) Bill Skarsgård reprises his role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in this sequel to the 2017 film. It’s been 27 years since the “Losers Club” first encountered the trans-dimensional creature and it has now returned to steal more children. Adults now, Beverly (Jessica Chastain), Bill (James McAvoy), Ben (Jay Ryan), Richie (Bill Hader), Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), Eddie (James Ransone), and Stanley (Andy Bean) again become caught up in the fight to defeat It.

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (96 mins., PG) The Angry Birds crew is back in this sequel to the 2016 original. This time the gang must fend off the Bad Piggies, who seek revenge for their devastated homeland. But when a new threat arrives — a purple bird named Zeta — Piggies and Angry Birds band together against Zeta. Fairview/Fiesta 5

OBiggest Little Farm (91 mins., PG) This fascinating film documents the humble beginnings, struggles, and ultimate success story of Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark. (JW) Riviera

ODavid Crosby: Remember My Name (95 mins., NR) Remember My Name finds the hirsute vet in a strangely candid, openly selfreflective mood, partly thanks to the fluff-resistant interrogations of interviewer Cameron Crowe. A weird charm is embodied in this refreshingly honest, one-stop historical overview of Crosby’s large-living life. (JW) Riviera Dora and the Lost City of Gold (102 mins., PG)

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Angel Has Fallen (121 mins., R) Gerard Butler reprises his role as U.S. secret service agent Mike Banning in this third installment of the series. This time, Banning is being pursued by the SS and the FBI after being framed for the assassination attempt of President Trumbull (Morgan Freeman). Danny Huston, Tim Blake Nelson, and Jada Pinkett Smith also star. Fairview/ Metro 4

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(Octavia Spencer) makes a distressing discovery in Luce’s locker, however, the teen’s reputation comes into question, even though things may not be as they The Hitchcock seem.

O Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (161 mins., R) Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood is a nostalgia-inducing ode to Los Angeles and classic film. The director/screenwriter teases a fairytale from the very real 1969 tragedy — the brutal murder of Sharon Tate and her friends by the Manson Family. Although the storyline develops leisurely, Tarantino nonetheless delivers an engaging snapshot of a moment in time with a thrillingly ruthless finale in this valentine to Hollywood. (AM)

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Although the film adaptation, based on Alvin Schwartz’s 1984 book of horror short stories of the same name, does not retain the tome’s fright power, its storyline does stay true to the source and delivers vivid depictions of the monsters that terrorized us as children. The plot follows a group of teenagers who’ve found a book filled with terrifying stories that are brought to life as they read them. Though lackluster dialogue and cliché moments pervade, the film is charged with wonderful imagery that creates more of a Goosebumpsesque universe rather than the intensity of something like A Nightmare on Elm Street. (AM) Fiesta 5

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The Lion King (118 mins., PG) Jungle Book director Jon Favreau helms this photorealistic computer-animated remake of Disney’s 1994 animated original, which tells the story of lion cub Simba as he fights to remain heir of the Pride Lands. Includes the voice talents of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and James Earl Jones. Fairview

Supercharged by a bold script and light humor, The Peanut Butter Falcon soars gracefully as one of the best films of the summer. Zac (Zack Gottsagen) has Down syndrome (as does Gottsagen) and has been wrongly placed in a care home. He decides to escape and comes across Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), an outlaw on the run for setting fire to his fisherman competitor’s equipment. Tyler makes it his mission to help fulfill Zac’s desire of becoming a professional wrestler. As their friendship grows, the duo ends up filling the void each harbor due to estrangement from their respective families. The heartfelt story is painted by exceptionally raw performances from both LaBeouf and Gottsagen and shines a poetic light on the importance of aspirations and how “friends are the family we choose.” (AM) Paseo Nuevo

Luce (109 mins., R) An all-star cast drives this drama about Amy (Naomi Watts) and Peter (Tim Roth) Edgar, who adopted a young boy named Luce from Eritrea. Now 10 years later, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a teenager, an all-star athlete, and an excellent student. When his teacher

Ready or Not (95 mins., R) Samara Weaving stars in this blackcomedy thriller as Grace, a new bride who participates in her husband’s tradition of playing hide-and-seek, only to discover that their version is not the childhood game but rather that the family is literally hunting her. Adam Brody,

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KEEPING HER SPIRIT ALIVE: In honor of Marcie Kjoller (below, right), a women’s swimming relay across the Santa Barbara Channel will include (above, from left) Rachel Horn, Emily Case, Liz Boscacci, and Heather Royer. Jane Cairns will be an official observer. The Red Piano crew at the Santa Barbara Triathlon included (above, right) Kevin Kjoller (No. 136), Alanna Kjoller (219), Jason Jones (337), Colin Campbell (304), and Jason Libs (342).

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Friends Remember Swimmer Marcie Kjoller by Tackling Triathlons and Crossing the Channel arcie Kjoller’s manifesto is embossed next to

her favorite barstool at The Red Piano lounge in downtown Santa Barbara:

“Drink the good stuff Sing loudly and dance Be kind, generous, and loving Create your own sunshine”

Kjoller, a schoolteacher and fitness trainer, was so full of life that it was shocking and bewildering when she died March 31 doing what she loved: swimming in the ocean off East Beach. Her impact on the community was evident a week later, when the beach was so thronged at her memorial that some people could not find a parking space. Her death sent tears flowing, but in the months after, it has left flames glowing. The very passion for life that she espoused has taken hold of her friends, inspiring some of them to do things they had never conceived of doing. They are doing it for some of Kjoller’s favorite causes. On Sunday, August 24, eight of them participated in the Santa Barbara Triathlon to raise money for The Marcie Kjoller Red Piano Music Scholarship. Later this month, six women will swim a relay across the Santa Barbara Channel from Santa Cruz Island to the mainland, a fundraiser for Heal the Ocean.

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THE TRI TRIBE: Kjoller herself put the bug into her friends at the piano bar to undertake some fitness training. Larone Young, the security guard, had undergone the amputation of his left leg because of a nasty infection. “Marcie said it would get him moving,” said Jason Jones, co-owner of the business. “That was the driving force when we got started.” Doing the triathlon was a distant goal. “When Marcie passed,” said Colin Campbell, Jones’s partner, “it made us committed.” They entered Sunday’s coed sprint event: a 500yard ocean swim, six-mile bike, and two-mile run. Young was not ready to do it, but Jones, Campbell, and piano player Jason Libs all completed their first triathlon. They were trained by Michael Robinson and Dawn Schro-

eder, Kjoller’s best friend. “I hated it at times,” Jones said.

“Dawn took us to swim in the afternoon when the waves were rough. I’d get pissed off. I’d tear off my swim goggles and throw them down on the beach.” In her own personal crusade to honor her friend, Schroeder went to the limit on July 28. Along with her son Grant, she did the 140.6-mile Ironman Canada. Joining the Red Piano crew at the S.B. Tri were Kjoller’s husband, Kevin, and daughter Alanna. “[Marcie] was an incredibly generous and caring person,” said Kevin, who won the 50-54 age division in 45 minutes, 54 seconds. “She always put herself out there to support and encourage others, myself, and our daughters. I felt her encouragement Sunday.” Jones was the last finisher of the group, just breaking an hour in 59:41. He might have had the most to celebrate. “I lost about 25 pounds training for this thing,” he said. MARCIE’S MERMAIDS: Rachel Horn did a 12-mile solo swim from Anacapa Island to Silver Strand Beach in 2016, and her ambition early this year was to make the 19-mile crossing from Santa Cruz Island to the Oxnard shore. Her preparation included swimming off East Beach on most Sundays with Marcie Kjoller. “She was the first to stop swimming and point out a pod of dolphins,” Horn said. “She was the only swimmer smiling when we gathered the group together mid-swim, regardless of the conditions. When we all decided to bring leftover Christmas cookies, she made a fresh batch of the best cookies we’d ever had.” Horn missed the Sunday swim when Kjoller died. The tragedy brought about a change in her plans: not only to do the channel crossing in memory of Kjoller and her love of the ocean, but also to involve more of Kjoller’s swimming companions, some of whom also were in the ocean on that fateful day when she did not make it to the shore. Instead of a solo swim, Horn and five others — Liz Boscacci, Emily Case, Chelsea Jones, Hilary McAvoy, and Heather Royer — will cross the channel in relay fashion. They intend to plunge from the island at midnight on September 19 (or any succeeding night up to September 25, if conditions are unfavorable). They will swim without wetsuits in 30-minute shifts, hoping to reach the beach in midmorning. The women have been dubbed Marcie’s Mermaids. They are professionals in various fields ranging in age from 34

(Horn) to 63 (Boscacci, a retired CPA). Besides Horn, only Royer has experienced a channel crossing — three of them, in fact: Catalina, the English Channel, and the Strait of Gibraltar. All of them remember the “Heal the Ocean” sticker on Kjoller’s car and decided to do their swim in support of the organization devoted to keeping human waste and other pollutants out of the ocean. Even normal waves and currents make the channel a challenging place to swim. The water is cold and will seem even more so during the hours they swim in total darkness. Aboard an escort boat will be Jane Cairns, an observer for the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association, which sets the rules by which crossings are officially recognized. “They are solid swimmers,” Cairns said of Marcie’s Mermaids. “They just have to stay warm, keep the fluids and carbs coming.” She said the support crew has the technology to steer clear of container ships crossing the channel. What about sharks? “Shark attacks are a mistaken identity situation,” Horn said. “Out in the channel, the water is crystal clear. They know who we are.” “Chelsea says the sharks should be more afraid of us than we are of them,” said Royer, a UCSB economics professor. “I’ve never heard of a shark attack on a channel swim. I feel less safe here [East Beach] on Thursday night. The water is murky.” Royer expects their adventure to be exhilarating. “When you overcome obstacles, it’s so gratifying,” she said. “You want to get so close to your ultimate being, to do something that you didn’t think was possible.” n Just what Marcie would have wanted for them.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): John Muir (1838-1914) was skilled at

creating and using machinery. In his twenties, he diligently expressed those aptitudes. But at age 27, while working in a carriage parts factory, he suffered an accident that blinded him. For several months, he lay in bed, hoping to recuperate. During that time, Muir decided that if his sight returned, he would thereafter devote it to exploring the beauty of the natural world. The miracle came to pass, and for the rest of his life he traveled and explored the wilds of North America, becoming an influential naturalist, author, and early environmentalist. I’d love to see you respond to one of your smaller setbacks — much less dramatic than Muir’s! — with comparable panache, Aries.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Of all the children on the planet, 3

percent live in the U.S. And yet American children are in possession of 40 percent of the world’s toys. In accordance with astrological omens, I hereby invite you to be like an extravagant American child in the coming weeks. You have cosmic permission to seek maximum fun and treat yourself to zesty entertainment and lose yourself in uninhibited laughter and wow yourself with beguiling games and delightful gizmos. It’s playtime!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The ama are Japanese women whose job it is to dive to the sea bottom and fetch oysters bearing pearls. The water is usually cold, and the workers use no breathing apparatus, depending instead on specialized techniques to hold their breath. I propose we make them your inspirational role models. The next few weeks will be a favorable time, metaphorically speaking, for you to descend into the depths in quest of valuables and inspirations.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Renowned Cancerian neurologist

Oliver Sacks believed that music and gardens could be vital curative agents, as therapeutic as pharmaceuticals. My personal view is that walking in nature can be as

medicinal as working and lolling in a garden. As for over me. Anything I can not transform into something music, I would extend his prescription to include sing- marvelous, I let go. (4) Life shrinks or expands in proing and dancing as well as listening. I’m also surprised portion to one’s courage. (5) It was while helping others that Sacks didn’t give equal recognition to the healing to be free that I gained my own freedom. power of touch, which can be wondrously rejuvenating, either in its erotic or nonerotic forms. I bring these LIBRA thoughts to your attention because I suspect the com- (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “When you’re nailing a custard pie ing weeks will be a Golden Age of nonpharmaceutical to the wall, and it starts to wilt, it doesn’t do any good healing for you. I’m not suggesting that you stop taking to hammer in more nails.” So advised novelist Walthe drugs you need to stay healthy; I lace Stegner. I hope I’m delivering simply mean that music, nature, and his counsel in time to dissuade you HOMEWORK: Saul Bellow touch will have an extra-sublime from even trying to nail a custard wrote, “Imagination is a force of impact on your well-being. pie to the wall — or an omelet or nature. Is this not enough to make potato chip or taco, for that matter. a person full of ecstasy?” Do you LEO What might be a better use of your agree? Freewillastrology.com. (July 23-Aug. 22): If you visualize energy? You could use the nails to build something that will actually what ancient Rome looked like, it’s possible you draw on memories of scenes you’ve be useful to you. seen portrayed in movies. The blockbuster film Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe and directed by Ridley SCORPIO Scott, may be one of those templates. The weird thing (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “I hid my deepest feelings so well I is that Gladiator, as well as many other such movies, forgot where I placed them,” wrote author Amy Tan. was inspired by the grandiose paintings of the ancient My Scorpio friend Audrey once made a similar conworld done by Dutch artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema fession: “I buried my secrets so completely from the (1836-1912). And in many ways, his depictions were prying curiosity of other people that I lost track of them not at all factual. I bring this to your attention, Leo, in myself.” If either of those descriptions apply to you, the hope that it will prod you to question the accuracy Scorpio, the coming weeks will be an excellent time and authenticity of your mental pictures. The coming to secure a remedy. You’ll have extra power and luck if weeks will be a favorable time to get fuzzy and incor- you commune with and celebrate your hidden feelings rect memories into closer alignment with the truth, and buried secrets. and to shed any illusions that might be distorting your SAGITTARIUS understanding of reality. (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “No Eden valid without serpent.” NovVIRGO elist Wallace Stegner wrote that pithy riff. I think it’s a (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I don’t know if the coming weeks will good motto for you to use in the immediate future. be an Anaïs Nin phase for you. But they could be if you How do you interpret it? Here’s what I think. As you want them to. It’s up to you whether you’ll dare to be as nourish your robust vision of paradise-on-earth, and lyrical, sensual, deep, expressive, and emotionally rich as you carry out the practical actions that enable you as she was. In case you decide that YES, you will, here to manifest that vision, it’s wise to have some creative are quotes from Nin that might serve you well. (1) It is irritant in the midst of it. That bug, that question, that easy to love and there are so many ways to do it. (2) My tantalizing mystery is the key to keeping you honest mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace and discerning. It gives credibility and gravitas to your with exactly who and what I am. (3) I am so thirsty idealistic striving. for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power

WEEK OF SEPT. 5 CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The coco de mer is a palm tree that grows in the Seychelles. Its seed is huge, weighing as much as 40 pounds and having a diameter of 19 inches. The seed takes seven years to grow into its mature form, then takes an additional two years to germinate. Everything I just said about the coco de mer seed reminds me of you, Capricorn. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you’ve been working on ripening an awesome seed for a long time and are now in the final phase before it sprouts. The Majestic Budding may not fully kick in until 2020, but I bet you’re already feeling the enjoyable, mysterious pressure.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you throw a pool ball or a bronze

Buddha statue at a window, the glass will break. In fact, the speed at which it fractures could reach 3,000 miles per hour. Metaphorically speaking, your mental blocks and emotional obstacles are typically not as crackable. You may smack them with your angry probes and bash them with your desperate pleas yet have little or no effect. But I suspect that in the coming weeks, you’ll have much more power than usual to shatter those vexations. So I hereby invite you to hurl your strongest blasts at your mental blocks and emotional obstacles. Don’t be surprised if they collapse at unexpectedly rapid speeds.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): In the 13th century, the Italian city of Bologna was serious about guarding the integrity of its cuisine. In 1250, the cheese guild issued a decree proclaiming, “If you make fake mortadella … your body will be stretched on the rack three times, you will be fined 200 gold coins, and all the food you make will be destroyed.” I appreciate such devotion to purity and authenticity and factualness. And I recommend that in the coming weeks, you commit to comparable standards in your own sphere. Don’t let your own offerings be compromised or corrupted. The same with the offerings you receive from other people. Be impeccable.

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bid process for coffee, snack and candy vending, and the campus Pouring Rights contract. Reqs: 5+ years of progressive experience in collegiate or high volume, retail or convenience store food operations, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced supervisory and communication skills to direct the work of others and interact successfully within a large diverse staff. Strong experience in providing leadership to a management team in a high volume retail environment. High degree of flexibility, energy, initiative, problem solving and resourcefulness is required. Demonstrated leadership abilities, customer service and communication skills, interpersonal savvy, strategic and organization agility, managing vision and purpose, innovation management and business acumen. Highly developed organizational skills, including attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to manage multiple and often conflicting priorities, meet deadlines and delegate with accountability. Financial and analytical skills to manage food cost, labor and controllable targets. Individuals must be self‑motivated and have the ability to work in a collaborative team environment. Notes: Criminal history background check required. Must work occasional evenings and weekends. $66,100‑$94,608/ 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 online 9/10/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190489

ASSOCIATE DIREC­ TOR OF DEVELOP­ MENT, REGIONAL GIVING

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Works with donor prospects to optimize philanthropy to benefit UCSB and to support the priorities of the Regional & Parent Giving Team as well as Central Development. Primary emphasis is on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual prospects and when appropriate, foundations and corporations. Focus will be on organizing donor outreach to secure new and renewing annual gifts, with an added emphasis on

★ PERFORMING ARTS TEACHERS ★

Are you an inspiring teacher of singing, dance or drama? InterAct Theatre school offers 3 hours of drama, dance and singing classes to children age 6-16 on Saturday mornings in Santa Barbara. Also 90 minute classes for age 4/5. We are looking for teachers to join our team in September. Every Sat or occasional. Please contact us on (805) 869 2348 or email resume to info@interacttheatreshool.com. Background check will be taken.

EXCELLENCE, INTEGRITY, COMPASSION …Our core values Having a positive impact on others, and feeling fulfillment in return, is a cornerstone of the Cottage Health culture. As a community-based, not-for-profit provider of leading-edge healthcare for the Greater Santa Barbara region, Cottage emphasizes the difference each team member can make. It’s a difference you’ll want to experience throughout your entire career. Join us in one of the openings below.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Non-Clinical

Cottage Business Services

• Concierge

• Admin Asst, Employee Health & Safety

Nursing

• Cook

• HIM Manager

• Director of Population Health

• Major Gift Officer

• Director of Technology Operations

• Manager, Patient Access

• Environmental Services Rep

• Marketing Events Coordinator

• EPIC Clarity Writer Sr.

• Sr. Benefits and Wellness Consultant

• Lead Cook

• Telehealth Coordinator

• Lead Food Service Rep

• Website Specialist

• Nutrition Lead – FT

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

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Access Case Manager Birth Center Educator – FT Educator, Lactation Emergency Endoscopy Hematology/Oncology Injury Prevention Coordinator RN Infection Control Practitioner Med/Surg Float Pool MICU Mother Infant NICU Nurse Practitioner – Palliative Care Operating Room Orthopedics Peds Peds Outpatient RN PICU Psych Nursing Pulmonary, Renal, Infectious Disease Recuperative Care Nurse SICU Surgical Trauma Telemetry Utilization Case Manager – PD

Clinical • • • • • •

• Nutrition Supervisor • Patient Financial Counselor I • Patient Financial Counselor II (Hollister) • Research Coordinator – Non RN • Room Service Server

• Cashier • Manager, Radiology • Relief Nursing Supervisor – PD • RN, ICU • RN, Med/Surg – PD

• Security Officer – FT Nights/Evenings

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

• Sr. Instructional Designer, Optime (RN)

• ED Tech – PD

• Sr. Quality Analyst

• Patient Financial Counselor –PD

• Teacher – PT

• RN, ED – PT, PD

Allied Health

• RN, Med/Surg – PT, PD

• Case Manager – SLO Clinic

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories

• Community Nurse Practitioner

• Certified Phlebotomist Technician

• Dietitian Specialist – PT

• CLS II, Core Lab – FT (Evening/Night)

• Occupational Therapist – PD

• Sr. Sales Representative

• Physical Therapist II – PD • Recuperative Care Nurse

• Please apply to: www.pdllabs.com

• Special Procedures Tech – FT

EKG Tech –PT Patient Care Tech I Patient Care Tech II – FT Pharmacist – FT Surgical Tech II Unit Care Tech

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

• RENTAL & RELOCATION ASSISTANCE

• Lifeguard – PD

AVAILABLE FOR SELECT FULL-TIME

• Physical Therapist – PD

POSITIONS

• Recreational Therapist – PD

• CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT

We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, pension plans, tax savings accounts, rental and mortgage assistance, and relocation packages. What’s holding you back?

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 Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE

Excellence, Integrity, Compassion

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EMPLOYMENT building and maintaining an active pipeline of $1‑25K gifts and the development of several $100K single‑gift prospects. Focuses majority of time on direct fundraising and fundraising outreach activities. Also focuses on other activities, including administrative duties, such as planning and coordinating; supporting volunteer engagement; partnering with departments on their alumni and parent outreach strategies; and strategic development events for donor cultivation and stewardship purposes. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Prior experience preferred in individual major donor development or related profession. Proven success in the development, sales, or related business field. An understanding of building professional relationships in a Development environment. Notes: Criminal history background check required. Flexibility and willingness to travel. Ability to work some weekends and evenings. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply online by 9/12/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190496

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR & IT MANAGER

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Manages services and systems for the English Department, the South Hall Administrative Support Center, and one server for the Linguistics Department for common operational and technical resources in a complex environment. Responsibilities include deployment, maintenance, and upgrades of 16+ linux and Windows servers ensuring all systems are properly configured, secured, and perform to expectations. Maintains high availability of web sites and services crucial to online research, instruction, and collaboration. Provides high level systems support, recommendations, and planning for multiple IT‑oriented research projects and online resources hosted by the English Department. Researches, designs, and deploys new/upgraded IT services and prioritizes departmental IT resources to meet functional goals of the English department and SASC. Must be knowledgeable of current and emerging technologies. Responsible for the security and integrity of all departmental servers and workstations as well as the various database architectures utilized by the Department’s web applications. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent desktop troubleshooting skills (Windows,

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CHILD CARE CENTER Collaborates in the planning, implementing, and evaluating of developmentally appropriate curriculum for children in the Early Childhood Care and Education Services (ECCES) as prescribed by the National Association of the Education of Young Children. Shares the responsibility to set up the physical (indoor and outdoor)environment to meet changing needs, maintains a safe, clean, and pleasant environment, models and instructs other adults in best practice, and provides information to parents regarding their children as well as general child development information. Responsible for assuring compliance with codes of all State and local governing contracting agencies; Reqs: Minimum 12 units in ECE (core units), or a related field or equivalent training and experience. Associate Teacher Child Development permit working towards a Teacher permit issued through the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing One year of experience in Early Childhood Education field (can include student teaching). Infant / Toddler positions require 3 units Infant / Toddler development or willingness to enroll in class upon hire. Notes: Satisfactory completion of a required fingerprint background check. Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse. Acceptable health screening to include negative TB results (valid within 1 year of date of hire), proof of required immunizations. Must possess valid Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification prior to start date. Completion of required CA Mandated Reporting in accordance with Title 22. $20.17 ‑ $21.06/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 9/12/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190495

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U N D E R G R A D U AT E Beautiful Cottage AFFAIRS 2BR/1BA totally renovated, lg yard w/ oak trees. $719,000. 805‑953‑5021 SUPERVISOR ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT Provides advanced level academic advising to approximately 2400 majors, pre‑majors and transfer students. Monitors, oversees, and supervises the functions of the Undergraduate unit, including the new function of pre‑admissions evaluations for 3000 transfer student applications and coordinating student requests for the Disabled Students Program. Identifies and solves undergraduate unit problems. Develops policies and procedures relating to the undergraduate unit. Serves as liaison to community colleges, UCSB offices, students, faculty and the departmental undergraduate committee. Assists in the development and implementation of outreach activities. Participates in outreach; coordinates activities and programs. Develops and implements systems to track undergraduate student data. Works with a diverse community of faculty, students and public, providing consultation and advice on all student affairs matters. Position highly confidential in nature with significant consequences for error in judgment. Reqs: Knowledge of academic advising and academic departments. Demonstrated work experience with strong organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to pick‑up complexities quickly and follow through tasks/ projects completely. Must be flexible and capable of changing assignments and priorities with ease while exercising good judgment, common sense, and discretion. Ability to work within established policy and the ability to effectively communicate policy and procedures. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Criminal history background check required. Starting at $50,300/yr, salary commensurate with experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply online 9/12/19, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20190479

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LEGALS ADMINISTER OF ESTATE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ANACAPA DIVISION Estate of GRACE HOSKIN also known as GRACIE HOSKIN, Decedent Case No. 17PR000234 NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE (PROBATE CODE §§10300, 10304) Department 5 (Hon. Colleen Sterne) 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, subject to confirmation by this court, on September 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., or thereafter within the time allowed by law, EVERETTE KERR as administrator of the estate of the above‑named decedent, will sell at private sale to the highest and best net bidder on the terms and conditions stated below all right, title, and interest of the decedent at the time of death and all right, title, and interest that the estate has acquired in addition to that of the decedent at the time of death, in the real property located in Santa Barbara County, California. 2. This property to be sold is commonly referred to as and is located at 1219 E. Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, California and more particularly described as follows: The real property in the City of Santa Barbara, County of Santa Barbara, State of California, described as follows: Lot 27 of “Around the City Boulevard Tract,” according to the map thereof recorded July 8, 1921, in Book 9, Page 80 of Maps and Surveys, in the office of the County Recorder of said County. Subject to covenants, conditions restrictions, reservations, rights, rights‑of‑way, and easements of record, if any. APN: 031‑323‑012 3. The property will be sold subject to current taxes, covenants, conditions, restrictions, reservations, rights, rights of way, and easements of record, with any encumbrances of record to be satisfied from the purchase price. 4. The property is to be sold on an “AS IS” basis, except for title. 5. Bids or offers are invited for this property and must be in writing and can be mailed to the office of Jeffrey Soderborg, BARNES & BARNES, 1900 Street, Suite M, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Tel: 805‑687‑6660; email: jsoderborg@barneslawsb.com, or delivered personally, at any time after the first publication of this notice and before any sale is made.

6. The property will be sold on the following terms: Cash, or cash to a new loan, the terms of such credit to be acceptable to the undersigned and to the court. The estate shall pay only such real estate broker’s commissions and in such amount as allowed by the Court out of the proceeds of the sale. 7. Taxes, rents, operating and maintenance expenses, and premiums on insurance acceptable to the purchaser shall be prorated as of the date of confirmation of sale. Examination of title, recording of conveyance, transfer taxes, and any title insurance policy shall be at the expense of the purchaser or purchasers. 8. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. 9. Sale will be subject to court confirmation and bids should be submitted on the appropriate C.A.R. Probate Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions form. Jeffrey B. Soderborg, Cal Bar #264666 BARNES & BARNES 1900 State Street, Suite M Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 687‑6660 Attorneys for EVERETT KERR, Administrator of the Estate of GRACE HOSKIN Published Aug 22, 29. Sep 5 2019. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RUBY MURRAY NO: 19PR00295 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of RUBY MURRAY A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: COURTNEY DESOTO in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): COURTNEY DESOTO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and

shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 10/10/2019 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Cristi Michelon Vasquez 132 East Figueroa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑882‑2226. Published Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROBERT WAYNE RICHARDS NO: 19PR00309 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ROBERT WAYNE RICHARDS; ROBERT W. RICHARDS; “BOB” RICHARDS A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: KATHRYN ANN ATELIAN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): KATHRYN ANN ATELIAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate

of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 10/10/2019 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Mark R. Wietstock P.O. Box

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40123, Santa Barbara, CA 93140; (805) 899‑3545. Published Sep 5, 12, 19, 2019. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JENNIFER FORTMAN NO: 19PR00367 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of JENNIFER FORTMAN A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: JAY FORTMAN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): JAY FORTMAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 10/24/2019 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Jay Fortman 5266 Hollister Ave #212 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; (805) 886‑9182 Published Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ARTHUR GROPPER, also known as ARTHUR LAWRENCE GROPPER NO: 19PR00370 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ARTHUR GROPPER, also known as ARTHUR LAWRENCE GROPPER A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: BONNIE FISH in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): BONNIE FISH be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court

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FBN ABANDONMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: ELEGANT NAILS & SPA at 5915 Calle Real #F Goleta, CA 93117; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 11/15/2016 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2016‑0003140. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Andy Nguyen 30 Winchester Canyon Rd #28 Goleta, CA 93117; Anh Truc Nguyen (same address_ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 08, 2019. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera, Published: Aug 15, 22, 29. Sep 5 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: POULIN SAFTEY, POULIN SOLUTIONS at 940 Rose Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Matthew Phelps Poulin (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Matthew Poulin Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 09, 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: 2019‑0001942. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29. Sep 5 2019.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: 86 STRATEGY, EIGHTYSIX STRATEGY at 1810 Chapala St Unit 6 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; T imothy J R yan Jr (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Timothy J Ryan Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 29, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0001824. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29. Sep 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: ACTION TREE, ACTION TREE CARE, ACTION TREE SERVICE at 897 Fellowship Road Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Eric Alan Halvorson (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 26, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0001788. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29. Sep 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: OURLI at 508 East Haley St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Gaviota Global Industries (same address) conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 07, 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: 2019‑0001920. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29. Sep 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: NORVELL BASS CLEANERS at 3323 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; FMS Enterprises Inc (same address) conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 08, 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: 2019‑0001936. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29. Sep 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: BLUMAKA at 7768 Kestrel Lane Goleta, CA 93117; Invonu, LLC (same address) conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 09, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0001940. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29. Sep 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MISA & MARTIN GALLERY at 619 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Misa Art 1726 Calle Boca Del Canon Santa barbara, CA 93101; James C Martin (same address) conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2019‑0001949. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29. Sep 5 2019.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g p e r s o n ( s ) i s / a re d o i n g b u s i n e s s a s : B & L PA I N T I N G a t 7 2 2 Union St Ste B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jesse Benenati 15 Las Alturas Cir Santa Barbara, CA Perry Benenati 2 6 5 P a c o s S t Ve n t u r a , C A 93001; Mark Lentini 4723 G l e n b ro o k S t S a n t a B a r b a r a , CA 93110 conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Jesse Benenati Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 24, 2 0 1 9 . T h i s s t a t e m e n t e x p i re s f i v e y e a r s f ro m t h e d a t e i t w a s f i l e d i n t h e O ff i c e o f the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by General Partnership. FBN Number: 2019‑0001800. P u b l i s h e d: Aug 15, 22, 29. Sep 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CREATIVE NAILS at 3022 De La Vina St Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Thuy Van Tran 886 Sanford Ct Santa Barbara, CA 93111 conducted by an Individual Signed: Thuy Van Tran Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 09, 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: 2019‑0001943. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29. Sep 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PARAKATA PAINTING CO. at 205 W Victoria Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Oscar Salazar Mendoza (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2019‑0001954. Published: Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VOICES OF THE COMMUNITY at 7266 Alameda Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Cami Chou 4981 Yaple Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Mia Chou (same address) Elizabeth Oroudjeva 5065 Rhoads Avenue Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Geneva Walman‑Randall 1040 Cambridge Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111 conducted by an Unincorporated Association Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0001973. Published: Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CUTTING EDGE HAIR AND BODY SALON at 5779 Calle Real Goleta, CA 93117; Adriana Lilia Marin 616 Eucalyptus Ave #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by an Individual Signed: Adriana L. Marin Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 29, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2019‑0001831. Published: Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALANA RAE EVENTS at 5691 Shilo Ct. Santa Maria, CA 93455; Alana Rae Beal (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2019‑0001903. Published: Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BARRON STONE AND MASONRY at 13 La Cadena St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jose Barron (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 16, 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: 2019‑0002009. Published: Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WOMEN WHO WARRIOR, WOMEN WHO WARRIOR RETREAT at 11 West Figueroa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Randee Brookins (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 15, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0001996. Published: Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SBOA at 2324 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Santa Barbara Orthopedic Associates, Inc. (same address) conducted by an Corporation Signed: Richard Kahmann MD President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2019‑0001974. Published: Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LAVA FALLS 18 PARTNERS at 916 W Campus Ln Goleta, CA 93117; Catherine Holleman Branch 88 Edgehill Rd Providence, RI 02906; Steven Hendrix Branch (same address) Constantine Christopher Metropolis 715 Merrimac Pl Danville, CA 94526; Katherine Marguerite Metropolis 916 W Campus Ln Goleta, CA 93117; Marlene Metropolis 715 Merrimac Pl Danville, CA 94526; Daniel David Richman 56 St Marks Pl #8A New York, NY 10003; Jeffrey David Richman 916 W Campus Ln Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 15, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0001997. Published: Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLACKJACK RANCH VINEYARDS & WINERY, WISTED’S CALIFORNIA BLACKJACK at 2205 Alamo Pintado Rd Solvang, CA 93463; Roger Wisted (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 16, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0002002. Published: Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MONTECITO VILLAGE SALON & BLOW DRY BAR at 1470 East Valley Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Dlext LLC 516 Hooper Ave Simi Valley, CA 93065 conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 15, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2019‑0001999. Published: Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: METHOD, METHOD CELLARS, METHOD WINES at 90 Easy Street Buellton, CA 93427; Robert Dafoe 2570 Grand Ave Los Olivos, CA 93441; Jason Charles Tuley 216 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Robert Dafoe Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0001969. Published: Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VOICES TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING SERVICES at 47 Dearborn Place #24 Goleta, CA 93117; Viviana L Marsano (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002011. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LA REINA PLAZA, WOODLAND MANOR at 928 Las Palmas Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Susan J Rose, Trustee of The Ghitterman Tax Exclusion Trust (same address) conducted by an Trust Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2019‑0002028. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MAIQUELA’S COSMETOLOGY ACADEMY, INC. at 402 E. Main St. Santa maria, CA 93454; Maiquela’s Cosmetology Academy, Inc 8511 Long Beach Blvd South Gate, CA 90280 conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002029. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PEP at 130 South Patterson Avenue #261 Santa Barbara, CA 93116; Postpartum Education For Parents (same address) conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 01, 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: 2019‑0001869. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS at 4098 Cerrito Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Brendan Briggs 107 Nopalitos Way #4195 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Michael Cregan 4098 Cerrito Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by an Unincorporated Association Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 23, 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: 2019‑0002071. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: LNG CONCERTS at 508 E De La Guerra St Santa Barbara, C A 9 3 1 0 3 ; A l i M a n z a n a re z (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 21, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002052. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: TOM SLOCUM MUSIC at 1221 State St #90931 Santa Barbara, CA 93190; Thomas Paul Slocum (same address) Tom Slocum (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002021. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: ALIVE AND CONNECTED at 127 Loureyro Road Montecito, CA 93108; Jennifer Newman (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Jennifer Newman Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 07, 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: 2019‑0001922. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: PELICAN BAY PRESS at 6 H a r b o r Wa y # 2 5 7 S a n t a Barbara, CA 93109; Roy M Hildestad (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 21, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002050. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: INDO, INDOCHINE at 434 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Death Star, LLC (same address) conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 22, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002064. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: CHANNEL CITY AUDIO VIDEO at 726 East Cota Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Channel City Audio V ideo (same address) conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 21, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002047. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WEC, WILS ON ENVIRO NM ENTAL CONTRACTING INC., WELDESIGN, WILSON ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN, WILSON ENV. at 155 S La Cumbre Road, Suite 4 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Wilson Environmental Contracting Inc. (same address) conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 09, 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: 2019‑0001944. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALLOY WHEEL REPAIR SPECIALISTS, AWRS at 67 Depot Rd. Goleta, CA 93117; Santa Barbara Wheel Repair, Inc. 5662 Calle Real #146 Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 26, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2019‑0002077. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KADYDID, KADYDID CONSULTING at 259 Valley Dairy Road Buellton, CA 93427; Kathryn Fleckenstein (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Kathryn Fleckenstein Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2019‑0001972. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LIZ’S GLASS KITCHEN at 285 Gould Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Elizabeth Lovelace (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 15, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2019‑0001992. Published: Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LA PLAYA AZUL CAFE at 914 Santa Barbara St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Delia Beatrice Elias 5016 La Gama Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111 conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0001899. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ELEVEN 14 CRAFTHOUSE & KITCHEN at 1114 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Viva SB LLC (same address) conducted by an Limited Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 27, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0002091. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLEARVIEW LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION EXPERTS at 6464 Hollister Ave., Suite 7A Goleta, CA 93117; Clearview Property Services Inc P.O. Box 61707 Santa Barbara, CA 93160 conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 27, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002088. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOWIRELESS21 at 306 E Haley St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jose Guadalupe Contreras Rios 227 W Valerio St #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 27, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2019‑0002093. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SAGE TRIAL ALLIANCE at 1019 Quinientos Street Apt 9 Santa Barbara, CA 93103‑3462; Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers (same address) conducted by an Corporation Signed: Paul Herning, Treas. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 15, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera . FBN Number: 2019‑0001990. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PEOPLE’S PASTA at 2228 De La Vina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Emily Kaskela (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Emily Kaskela Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 27, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales . FBN Number: 2019‑0002094. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HD TILE & STONE at 1233 Richelle Lane Unit E Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Eduardo Dominguez Huerta (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 28, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0002111. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CARLIN DUNNE FOUNDATION at 1111 Chapala Street Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (same address) conducted by an Corporation Signed: Jonathan Bower‑Agent Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 28, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002100. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VIVA at 31 W. Quinto St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Kyli Bingham (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 16, 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: 2019‑0002008. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: QUANTUM ENERGY CONSULTANTS at 10 E Yanonali St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Daniel Bost Howard 6897 Trigo Rd. Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 30, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0002125. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ART4SECURITY, ART4STREAMS, ART4TECH at 317 Alameda Padre Serra Santa Barbara, CA 93103 conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 22, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2019‑0002057. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOODLAND GOODS at 7316 Freeman Place Goleta, CA 93117; Ryckman Diversified LLC (same address) conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Todd Ryckman‑Managing Member Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 30, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0002126. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KRIS‑IT! CONCIERGE & PERSONAL ASSISTANT at 960 West mountan Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Kristine Mae Proksch (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 30, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002127. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THOUSAND STEPS, THOUSAND STEPS TAPROOM AND KITCHEN, THOUSAND STEPS TAPROOM, THOUSAND STEPS TAPROOM & KITCHEN at 201 Santa Cruz Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Mesa Brew, LLC (same address) conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 29, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2019‑0002114. Published: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2019.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF CHLOE AMANDA LYNN ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV03450 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: CHLOE AMANDA LYNN TO: CHLOE DESTEFANO 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 28, 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 JuL 15 2019. by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Aug 15, 22, 29. Sep 5 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF WINNI YI SIMON ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV03320 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: DANIEL LI TO: DANIEL YI 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 September 25, 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 Aug 07 2019. by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF HANNAH PALFREY BROWN ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV03923 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: HANNAH PALFREY BROWN TO: HANNAH‑MAE PALFREY 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 October 09, 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 Aug 12 2019. by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF AMY ELIZABETH HENDEL ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV03889 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: AMY ELIZABETH HENDEL TO: AMY ELIZABETH SHIFFMAN HENDEL FROM: MAYA ELIZABETH HENDEL TO: MAYA ELIZABETH SHIFFMAN HENDEL FROM: MEREK LEE SHIFFMAN HENDEL TO: EVAN LEE SHIFFMAN HENDEL 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 October 09, 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 Aug 12 2019.

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by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Aug 22, 29. Sep 5, 12 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF LENA ALEXANDER FELIX ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV03813 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: LUCIANO MARCOS TREVINO TO: LUCIANO MICHAEL FELIX 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 October 09, 2019 8:30am, SM1, 312‑E Cook St. 312‑C Cook St Santa Maria, CA 93458; COOK DIVISION Superior Court Of California, 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 July 29 2019. by Timothy J. Staffel, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019.

PUBLIC NOTICES EXTRA SPACE STORAGE will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 6640 Discovery Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 August 29, 2019 @ 3:30PM Philipe Sosa Screen Printing Equip. Alicia Robles Home goods, Personal, Electronics Jeremy Neill Houeshold, Personal, Gym equip. Andrew Gonzales Garage Stuff, Clothes, Boxes Beau Boender Household items, Furnishing, BBQ Smoker Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property.

are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the cross‑complainant. 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 want to 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 Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local 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. The name and address of the court is: Santa Barbara Superior Court, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O. Box 21107, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107. Shore Name of Case: McQuarie and Wilson v. Vernon Construction, Inc., Case Number: 18CV05147. The name, address, and telephone number of cross‑complainant’s attorney is: Darren M. Ebner / Kathryn L. Kim, 714‑957‑5742, Springel & Fink LLP, 18100 Von Karman Ave., Suite 750, Irvine, CA 92612. Date: Jan 02, 2019; Clerk Sarah Sisto Published: Sep 05, 12, 19, 26 2019.

STATE OF ALABAMA PROBATE COURT MORGAN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF HANNAH RENEE BARCAL, A MINOR, BY STACIA SMITH BARCAL NOTICE TO: LEAH MICHELLE WILLIAMS BARCAL, 512 BATH ST, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA 93101 You will take notice that Stacia Smith Barcal, filed her petition on July 29, 2019, to adopt Hannah Renee Barcal, a minor, alleging that the said mother, Leah Michelle Williams Barcal abandoned said minor. Please be advised that if you intend to contest this adoption, you must file a written response within thirty (30) days hereof with the attorney for the Petitioner, whose name and address is shown below and with the Clerk of said Probate Court. Done this the 16th day of August, 2019. Attorney for Petitioner: Brian M. White White & Oakes, LLC 801 Church Street, Suite 9 P.O. Box 2538 Decatur, Alabama 35602 (256) 355‑1100 Judge of Probate Judge of Probate Hon. Greg Cain Office of the Judge of Probate Morgan County Courthouse 302 Lee St., NE Decatur, Alabama 35602 Published Aug 29. Sep 5, 12, 19 2019.

SUMMONS SUMMONS CROSS‑COMPLAINT (CITATION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO CROSS‑DEFENDANT: JOHNSON CUSTOM TILE DESIGN & INSTALLATION, sued herein as ROE 7. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY CROSS‑COMPLAINANT: VERNON CONSTRUCTION, INC., a California Corporation. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers

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