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hirty-four scuba cylinders and candles lined the stage at Chase Palm Park Friday evening — one for each life lost aboard the Conception when it burst into flames on Labor Day. More than 1,000 from Santa Barbara and beyond gathered to mourn those lost to the county’s deadliest disaster. “Our community has faced too many tragedies in recent times,” said Don Barthelmess, a

longtime diver who has taught diving at Santa Barbara City College for more than three decades. “These 34 lights and scuba cylinders represent our brother and sister divers who did not make it home that night,” Barthelmess said. “Reach out and hug each other. Listen to each other’s raw emotions.”

Warrants Served in Boat Fire Truth Aquatics Preemptively Fends Off Lawsuits; Salvage Operation Resumes by Delaney Smith ne week after the Conception dive boat burst into flames at 3 a.m. on Labor Day —killing 34 of the 39 people onboard —many questions go unanswered. One victim is still lost at sea, the reason for a search warrant issued Sunday morning is unknown, and the boat’s owners filed a lawsuit to shield them from damage claims — a move that came as a surprise to many.

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The owners of the Conception, Glen and Dana Fritzler of Truth Aquatics, filed a federal lawsuit September 5 just three days after the mysterious boat fire erupted—the cause of which is still unknown—in an attempt to protect against liability claims by the victims’ families. The Fritzlers are suing under the Limitation of Liability Act of 1851, which allows a shipowner to limit damage claims to the vessel’s value if they can prove they had no knowledge of any dangerous flaws. In the case of the Conception, the wreck is said to have “zero residual value,” according to the complaint. Santa Barbara attorney Barry Cappello is seeking to represent the victims’ families in the wake of the Fritzlers’ suit. He called the 1851 law a “ridiculous, archaic law as ancient as the dinosaurs.” Cappello, recognized as a leading trial lawyer on complex commercial litigation issues, opined, “The owner clearly

should have known this could happen. The ship was a floating death trap.” Victims’ families have six months to file claims challenging the lawsuit. None have done so in the week and a half since the tragedy, though the complaint states the Fritzlers believe one or more of the persons aboard has said they might. Neither Glen Fritzler nor his attorney returned requests for comment. The lawsuit claims Truth Aquatics had no knowledge of any potential safety hazards on the Conception. In a message posted at Truth Aquatics’ website, Fritzler wrote he could not comment as the investigation was ongoing, but she added, “We are utterly crushed. We are devastated. We are a small, family-run business that has taken this event entirely to heart. Our customers are like family to us, many returning for decades. Our crew is family. … The families and friends of the victims and survivors are now, and forever, in our thoughts and prayers.”

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The U.S. Coast Guard, accompanied by FBI and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents, served warrants Sunday morning at Truth Aquatics’ offices at the Santa Barbara Harbor and on the company’s boats Truth and Vision. Lt. Erik Raney, a Sheriff ’s Office spokesperson, said he couldn’t disclose

the reason for the warrants or if anything compromising has been found, due to the ongoing investigation. National Transportation Safety Board spokesperson Jennifer Homendy had said last week that investigators would look into documentation of safety, emergency, training, and other of Truth Aquatics’ practices.

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The 34th person has yet to be found, as of press time. The search-and-recovery and salvage efforts were put on hold for four days due to strong winds and currents, though the ship had been rolled upright. The names of 27 of the 34 victims were released as of Tuesday (see page 10); they ranged in age from 17 to 62. The majority of the passengers were visiting from Northern California, said Sheriff Bill Brown, but others came from China, Japan, India, and Singapore. An updated sequence of events was released at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting: The first Mayday came at 3:14 a.m.; the fire was out by 5:23 a.m.; the boat had sunk by 7:20 a.m. on September 2. The Conception was 26 miles from Ventura and 22 miles from Santa Barbara. “Unfortunately, we’re getting better at responding to these tragedies,” Supervisor Steve Lavagnino said at Tuesday’s n meeting.

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A couple thousand chattery school kids fell silent Monday morning when The Kingdom Choir (pictured) opened a special show at the Santa Barbara Bowl with a goosebumps-inducing rendition of “Stand by Me,” which they performed last year for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. The London-based choir, fresh from Gladys Knight at the Hollywood Bowl, gave youngsters from 20 schools an hour of gospel singing and a music lesson. Choir leader Karen Gibson explained call and response and how gospel song mixed English hymns with African musical idioms. “The good part about gospel music,” she said, “is everyone gets to join in.” The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) will go completely digital for the first time at UCSB on 9/21 and across North America. The LSAT is the last graduate school entry exam to go digital — but the Law School Admission Council claims this was an intentional decision. “We were not satisfied with the current electronic testing formats available,” said Kellye Testy, president and CEO of the council. “We wanted higher security and a better user experience.”

ENVIRONMENT County supervisors voted on Tuesday to take the regulatory straitjacket off utility-scale alternative energy development, or to at least initiate the process to make that happen. Cuyama Valley is the only place where large-scale solar installations are currently allowed. The fine print of a new Strategic Energy Plan allows zoning and land-use changes to place solar arrays in much more of the county, as well as a one-size-fits-all environmental impact report. One county energy estimate states solar could power half a million to a million homes. Biomass has the potential to power 131,000 and wind 45,000.

COUNTY Southern California Edison shut off the power due to high winds, dry vegetation, and aging equipment overnight in areas west of Goleta on 9/7; the utility also parked a mobile charging station at Girsh Park. The planned outage affected 632 customers from Gaviota to Point Conception until about 2:30 p.m. on 9/8. During an update at the county on 9/10, Supervisor Joan Hartmann said, “This is a new era for us with these power shutoffs. In my district [Santa Ynez], there’s a lot of concern,” specifically about cooling centers or the lack thereof. CONT’D ON PAGE 12 

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Caroline McLaughlin and Kristian Takvam Caroline “Carrie” McLaughlin, 35, and Kristian Takvam, 34, met and married in Dallas. They both worked for Brilliant, a website that creates interactive STEM courses. “Carrie and Kristian were incredible friends and colleagues who brought immense passion, talent, leadership, and warmth, and they will be missed dearly,” Brilliant chief executive Sue Khim said in a statement.

Sunil Singh Sandhu Originally from Singapore, Sunil Singh Sandhu, 46, worked as a photonics senior scientist in Palo Alto. He’d taken up scuba diving just two months before his death. “I never had to worry about my son,” his father told Singapore’s New Paper. “He was a nice boy who had no bad habits.”

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HEALTH Vaping is implicated in four Ventura County patients who suffered severe respiratory distress; Santa Barbara County so far has no such reports. Ventura’s patients had a pneumonia that was negative for pathogens, said Ventura’s chief public health officer, Dr. Robert Levin. They reported diarrhea and vomiting, and their chest X-rays had a “ground glass” appearance — not usual factors in pneumonia. According to the Centers for Disease Control, five patients have died of the newly recognized lung disease. As of last Friday, 450 people were affected in 33 states and the Virgin Islands.

COURTS & CRIME More than a year after Richard Mineards filed for judgment against Wendy McCaw in his longfestering suit against the Santa Barbara NewsPress for reinstatement and back pay, he heard on 9/4 that he had won. A final hearing takes place in about three months. In 2017, the Independent reported Mineards said he was owed at least $2 million in back pay since being laid off in 2009 with legal interest plus a doubling every five years. McCaw had argued Mineards could have gotten a higher-paying job than the Montecito Journal, where he is a columnist. Known as “Emily Doe,” “unconscious intoxicated woman,” and “Brock Turner’s victim” in a yearlong, national media–fraught rape trial, the sexual assault survivor released her true identity on

9/4: UCSB alumna Chanel Miller (pictured). When she addressed her rapist in a 7,100-word courtroom statement in 2016, her words went viral, were read millions of times in a number of languages, and sparked a national dialog about rape on college campuses. Turner was found guilty of three counts of felony sexual assault, carrying a maximum sentence of 14 years. Judge Aaron Persky, who was later recalled by voters, sentenced Turner to six months. Miller went public in advance of the release of her memoir, Know My Name, on 9/24. Judge Donna Geck opined she was perplexed and puzzled by the terms of a class-action settlement involving Blaze Pizza before finding it fell woefully short. Contrary to state law, the pizza franchise had refused to allow Marc Zebrasky to cash in the less than $10 he had left on a gift card. It agreed to pay him $1,500 for his troubles in filing the lawsuit and Zebrasky’s attorney — a specialist in such suits — $67,000 in legal fees. The judge questioned how any of the 80,000 customers potentially affected would see the single ad in USA Today required as notification of n the class-action suit. For all the news, go to independent.com/news.


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and demanding to see the Just Communities curriculum. A disturbing declaration included an email from a mother who said her son took a Just Communities session called Talking in Class. The 14-year-old told her: “Mom, for just a moment I truly felt like killing myself today.” He said he hated being white, and “I can understand why some Latino kids don’t like us.” The only point of agreement came during a discussion of dyslexic students and how the district failed to reach them. Both members of Fair Education and nonmembers spoke of how they’d had to send their children to private school or programs because Santa Barbara public schools did not give dyslexic students enough attention. The hearing for the Fair Education lawsuit against the district, Just Communities, and Superintendent Cary Matsuoka is set for September 17. “Just Communities denies the allegations in the lawsuit and will vigorously defend itself against these claims,” said Executive Director Jarrod Schwartz in an outside interview. “We stand by our belief that our work does not discriminate against any group of people.” —Delaney Smith

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NO GLASS SLIPPER: There’s no one perfect site for the new police station, city staff say, but the Cota Street Community lot makes the most logistic and financial sense. In addition to these five options, staff vetted a number of other properties including City Lots 3 and 11, the Municipal Golf Course, Alameda Park, the Post Office, the Armory, and Macy’s. None of them passed muster, as they were either too small, in a flood zone, or not for sale.

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his Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council will decide whether to move forward with a controversial plan to build a new police station at the Cota Street Commuter Lot, the current home of the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market. Over the past year, city staff have studied more than a dozen possible locations for the new station and narrowed it down to five top contenders. (See the accompanying graphic.) They insist the Cota lot is the best option, and they’ve suggested De la Guerra Plaza—which is scheduled to receive a major makeover — as the strongest alternative for the market. The farmers, however, are loath to move and say the plaza doesn’t fit their needs. Despite intense negotiations on both sides, Santa Barbara is facing its own no-deal Brexit scenario. Tuesday’s vote will determine how future talks play out.

THE FARMERS Noey Turk, president of the Farmers’ Market board, operates Yes Yes Nursery in the Santa Ynez Valley, which grows cooking and medicinal herbs, vegetables, and native plants. Like the other 110 small family farmers in her association, Turk depends on the Saturday market; it supplies nearly half of her yearly income. “We couldn’t survive without it,” she said. Farmers have always run on tight margins, Turk said, and with regional pressures now building — longer droughts, higher land costs, industrial competition, and the steady creep of cannabis crops—the last thing Santa Barbara growers need is a sudden upheaval from their longtime home. Turk and her cohorts worry if their new headquarters is too inconveniently located in terms of parking and access, customers will buy less or stop coming altogether. And the large Saturday market is the lynchpin of the entire Farmers’ Market organization, Turk explained. The other five weekly events are smaller and rely on its revenues to stay afloat. “If the Saturday market goes down, the whole system goes down,” she said, calling the choice between sustained farming or better policing an unfair one. “Public safety

and food security should never be put at odds with one another,” she said. Sam Edelman, the Market’s general manager, called the Saturday gathering the “heart of the city,” where 3,000-5,000 people come to shop. It’s not some quaint get-together, he emphasized, and requires a serious amount of equipment and coordination to distribute its 20 tons of food. Edelman has voiced concern over whether De La Guerra Plaza, which is slightly smaller than the Cota lot, could accommodate a fleet of trucks moving in and out, or the tables, canopies, and other equipment necessary for operation. Perhaps even more importantly, Turk noted, Saturday’s market is an incubator for budding farmers just getting their start. And there’s room to grow. Moving to De La Guerra Plaza would mean putting a moratorium on new members, she said. “That would be really unfortunate.” Last month, County Supervisor Joan Hartmann, whose 3rd District includes dozens of small farmers, sent a letter to the council urging it to consider “the long-term economic viability” of the market. On Tuesday, Turk said her group will present the council with a 7,000-signature petition that asks the Cota Street lot be designated the association’s permanent weekend home. She said that’s not too much to ask. “It’s common for cities to provide space for a farmers’ market,” she said. “And many cities do more than that.” Turk encouraged residents to attend the meeting and show their support. There will be food, she said.

THE POLICE Police Chief Lori Luhnow insisted a new station isn’t a matter of convenience, but one of necessity—and urgency. “We’re really behind the 8-ball on this,” she said. “Every day we wait, I worry it will have an impact on public safety.” The department has completely outgrown its current headquarters, Luhnow explained, and it’s a seismic nightmare. “If we had a major earthquake and the building collapsed, the city would be in serious trouble,” she said. The Figueroa Street station was originally built in 1959 to accommodate 85 people. The department has since expanded to 220. There aren’t enough bathrooms for the 22 female officers, cramped interview rooms are situated too close to witness areas, and for a while, the forensics

technician operated out of a janitor’s closet. Two weeks ago, Luhnow said, a water pipe broke in the briefing room and spilled water on a new recruit’s head. Moreover, the department is spread over four locations—its main building, nearby office space rented for $200,000 a month, the dispatch center in the Granada Garage, and Animal Control behind Fire Station 3 on Sola Street. “We’re super disjointed operationally,” Luhnow said. “Things don’t flow.” The Cota option would bring the entire department under one roof and dramatically increase efficiency, she said. And it would leave officers within walking distance of the courthouse to testify, which may seem like a trivial matter but is actually a major factor, Luhnow explained, given how often they’re called to the stand. Plus, it’s critically important that the station remains downtown, where the majority of calls for service originate. Project Manager Brad Hess insisted the city can simultaneously build a new station and maintain a vibrant farmers’ market. “This isn’t an either/or situation,” he said. Hess promised that if the council moves ahead with the Cota lot and the farmers have to relocate, he and his staff will do everything in their power to facilitate the transition. “As much as they want us to understand how big of a deal this is for them, we want them to understand how willing we are to help,” he said. “But they have to trust us.” Hess noted that the city Farmers’ Market first started at the Mission, then moved to Santa Barbara High School before settling into its Cota digs 35 years ago. He said he was confident it would survive another move if necessary. Hess disputed the argument that there’s less parking around De La Guerra Plaza than there is around Cota, pointing to Lot 10 across from Antioch, the Paseo Nuevo lot, the Lobero lot, and the school district space. “There’s actually twice as much parking,” he said. While City Hall thinks the plaza is likely the best alternative for the market, Hess emphasized staff isn’t trying to tell the farmers what to do. “We’re just saying to them, ‘What do you think?’ ” And while it’s not technically the city’s responsibility to find them a new home—“We’re the landlord and they’re the tenant,” he explained—it recognizes the importance of the market and so wants to partner on a solution that works for everyone. Sam Edelman, the market’s general manager, has been invited to sit on the plaza’s revitalization committee. Hess estimated it would cost $15-20 million for the city to buy a brand-new piece of downtown property, a daunting proposition given the estimated $80 million-plus it will take to just build the thing. And that’s assuming the city could find a private landowner willing to sell. No one has come forward with an offer, he said, and the parcels he did look at were simply too small. The elephant not in the room is Wendy McCaw, whose News-Press building would suit many of the new station’s needs. But so far, she hasn’t shown any interest in helping. Hess said adaptability would be built into the new station, wherever it ends up, to accommodate the ever-evolving needs of public safety, which might mean the use of more community policing, drones, or some other strategy that hasn’t even been thought up yet. The project’s technical architect — MWL Architects, based in Phoenix — is the national authority on police station construction with more than 300 designs under its belt. Hess estimated even if the council votes in favor of the Cota lot on Tuesday, it would be two years before construction began and the market would have to move. “Yes, it hurts,” Hess said, empathizing with the farmers who’ve sat in limbo the past year waiting for a final decision. “It’s a tough choice, but at some point, you have to pick your n battle.”

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appearances actually still matter. Or more precisely, pretenses still do. At least in the small town of Carpinteria, which by now has become more a state of mind than an actual place. Carpinterians are once again up in a fullfrontal lather over cannabis, which is also a state of mind as much as an actual weed. As any fool can see, these states of mind have not been coexisting well in recent months; it seems there’s something about the smell. Which begs the question: What genius thought it made a spit’s lick of sense to arrange a posed photo of the superintendent of the Carpinteria school district — flanked by three school principals and a director of technology — out in the middle of a pot greenhouse with thousands of baby pot plants popping up, all wearing goofy grins and those even goofier professional pot-grower hats affixed with the pot company corporate logo, Glass House Farms? How does a photo like that—especially when published in Carpinteria’s hometown paper the Coastal View —not serve to further inflame Carpinteria’s already-too-raw sense of outrage over weed? On what planet does this photo not make the subjects look like monkeys on a string? Based on the 14 people who showed up to wave their arms, pound the table, and point their fingers at the Carpinteria School Board

meeting Tuesday night, clearly not the one on which we reside. The backstory behind the photo is that the Carpinteria Cannabis growers association — as part of a concerted campaign to win friends, influence people, and prove they are not really the nefarious evildoers as depicted by their opponents — had just donated $189,000 to the cash-strapped school district to cover three years’ worth of salary for a much-needed middle school counselortherapist to help kids with a host of problems, including drugs. The association sent the photo on to the local paper where at least three writers hold down significant side gigs with the cannabis industry. The photo got a big play. It backfired even bigger. Even Carpinterians who couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the so-called cannabis invasion were outraged by the naked stupidity of it. Eyeballs rolled. Teeth got sucked. A lot of “Are you kidding me?” got asked. In baseball-speak, it was a totally unforced error on a pop-up fly that resulted in an inside-the-park grand slam home run for the other side. Why not have the pot guys show up at the school district headquarters instead — and they could wear their silly pot-guy hats—with one of those oversized Prize Patrol checks in hand and take one of those painfully awkward grip-n-grin shots? A little backstory: Several months ago, the district and the industry began talking about a sizable donation the pot growers could

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make to help fill some serious mental-health gaps for the district. Turns out that a recent survey of 7th graders revealed that 28 per-

cent reported feeling chronic sadness and hopelessness. For 9th graders, it’s 23 percent

and for 11th graders it’s 27 percent. As school

superintendent Diana Rigby put it, “That’s

just unacceptable.” Middle school students, as a rule, tend to do a lot of stupid things, drug experimentation being just one. Last year, the district found itself $800,000 in the hole. This year, it’s starting the new school year with a $220,000 deficit and reserves lower than what they should be. Critics of the deal were predictably outraged. Words like “egregious” and “appalling” got tossed around a lot, especially when used to describe the district’s alleged lack of ethical judgement. What about district policies, they demanded, against accepting gifts from entities promoting violence or the consumption of tobacco, booze, or drugs? All good questions. While watching, I found myself forced to confront certain uncomfortable truths about myself. When it comes to young kids facing mental-health challenges, it turns out, my pragmatism far outweighs my principles. If I were on that school board, I’d have taken the money and ran. But I would have kept my head down and my mouth shut and acted like I’d been there before. And under no condition would I ever allow one of those silly pot-grower hats near my head.

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Here’s the overriding consideration: When it comes to mental health issues for young teens, time is of the essence. You don’t get doovers. The sooner people get help, the better off they’re likely to be long-term and the less likely their problems are to spiral into something big and messy. Of course, the industry is trying to buy goodwill, “greenwashing” as it’s known. So what? Make ’em pay. Get what you need. Last I looked, cannabis got legalized a few years ago. Whether I like their hats or not, the growers live here; they’re part of the community. And the jobs pay significantly better than most. Earlier this year one of the potgrowing Van Wingerdens — the “V-Dubs” as they’re known — offered the district $83,000 to equip a new science lab at the high school. After the district wrestled with the ethics of the issue, ethics won and the pot money disappeared. Eventually, Chevron filled the breach. Are we ethically any cleaner accepting money from a company hugely responsible for the greenhouse gases that have rendered planetary weather so screamingly bipolar? Or that helped underwrite industry’s misinformation crusade to cast doubt on the reality of climate change? It’s a conundrum. Note to school district: If you’re going to be a stooge, take pains not to look like one. Why do you think cannabis-friendly County Supervisor Das Williams —who lives in Carpinteria—now finds himself fighting for his political life? Show a little common sense. Note to pot growers: Lose the hats. And don’t ask anyone else to wear one. Ever. —Nick Welsh


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Michael John Kelly

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It is with great sadness that the family of Michael J. Kelly, 77, announces his passing on July 31, 2019 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara. Mike was born on October, 18, 1941 in Chicago, IL. After WW II, in 1948 his parents moved the Kelly family to Santa Barbara. Honor, was the touchstone of Mike’s life. He was Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. The scout oath “I will do my best, to do my duty to God, and my country” informed Mike’s whole life. He inspired his two sons to be Eagle Scouts helping them build kayaks in their garage for Scout river trips. Mike was a true patriot. He loved the American Flag and his country. His life was that of a self made man. With his own inner compass, strong character, a profound work ethic, and a selfforged expertise he attained many personal achievements and great business success. Mike graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1960, playing football and learning life-long lessons from his early mentor, Coach Mike Moropoulos. After graduation, Mike married his high school sweetheart Sandra C. Hamman. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1960 extended to a fifth year to 1965 due to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Mike lived the Marine Corps motto, Semper Fidelis - always faithful. It became his life mission, faithful to his family, and faithful to his lifelong friends, faithful to himself and his personal code. At his funeral service on August 4, 2019, it was said of him, that above all, Mike was a Marine’s Marine. His strong sense of selfdetermination was evident in the Corps. As a Marine Corps Radio and Communication Instructor Mike had the vision to recognize the importance of the new burgeoning TV Cable Industry. Honorably discharge from the Corps, he returned to Santa Barbara and started his own TV Cable System in Paradise, CA. In 1967 Mike moved his family to the San Francisco Bay Area to expand his cable systems. He commuted on weekends with his young family back and forth to Santa Barbara to grow his Paradise, CA first Cable System. Between 1968-1975, Mike owned and was President of Cable Kor Communication Corporation with a list of entities, and building over 20 Cable TV systems through out central and northern California. His 10 year plan accomplished in seven years. During this time in the 1970’s he became one of the Directors of the Cable Television Authority, the governing and political organization for Cable TV in California which led Mike to Washington D.C. on several occasions to assist in the presentation of the “Cable Bill” to Congress. Passage of this Cable Bill began a defining precedent for the Cable TV industry 18

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and business in America. By 1978, Mike realized the importance of Comprehensive Insurance for the growing Communication Industry. With his knowledge, expertise, and contacts in the Cable TV business Mike began a new successful insurance venture in the Bay area. In 1987, Mike returned to Santa Barbara. He founded Michael J. Kelly Insurance Agency as owner, agent, and broker of Custom Insurance for the Alarm and Communication Industry, for 35 years with clients throught the United States. Mike was an early advocate of Cyber Security Insurance. In early 2000, he created and gave presentations on Alarm IP-e Cyber Exposure and Risk noting that early reports of cyber breaches were just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the future. He was an early pioneer in Cyber Insurance. In his life, Mike was always ahead of the curve anticipating new technology. In 1997, Mike married Barbara Nagelmann Lumpkins. Together, they enjoyed traveling to the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Hawaii, Alaska, and throughout the U.S. returning to his Yosemite Nat’l Park often. He loved building projects on their Mission Canyon hilltop home. When their home was threatened by the 2009 Jesuita fire, Mike held his ground refusing to leave. Along with the Fire Dept, he fought and saved their home. Marines don’t leave the field, they hold their ground. This act is symbolic of Mike’s favorite life phrase: “Not Yes, But Hell Yes“. Mike Kelly was a man of great compassion and kindness, with the rare gift of knowing how to listen. He was like a warm fire, always welcoming and encouraging. Mike believed one’s life should be led with honor and courage. His response to family when they sought his advice was wise and thoughtful. He would remind us to Kelly Up, and to be Kelly Strong. He was always our friend, our rock, and our champion. In 2011, while trimming a tree, Mike fell, becoming a paraplegic. For eight years Mike’s warrior-like strong character, inner strength, grace under pressure, and perseverance were an inspiration to all who knew him. Mike’s life was a victory everyday, because he lived it that way. He lived his ethos to Kelly Up. He was our hero. Mike’s love, his sense of responsibility, dedication, great generosity, humor, and honor to his family and life long friends - is his lasting legacy. Being a loving husband, a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Mike said, - was his greatest life achievement. For 33 years, Mike was faithful to his higher power. He requested that in his obituary the following words be stated and honored: Sobriety has no self life. Mike took great pride in his family, especially his grandchildren, and their accomplishments. On birthdays Mike would say to each family member that he “celebrated the unique spirit in each of us”. We celebrate his great generosity of heart, his profound loving, and unique spirit. He will be greatly missed. We will miss his family BBQs, his meaningful U.S. Marine code for action “HooRah”, his love of autumn leaves, his love of space travel, his blessings at meals, and his great love of celebrating holidays at home with his family by a roaring fireplace. Mike Kelly and his life will be

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deeply cherished always, by all who knew him. We stand proudly and gratefully to salute him, on his return to his creator and Starfleet mother ship. Godspeed Michael J. Kelly! Mike is survived by his wife, Barbara Anne Nagelmann Kelly, his brother William L. Kelly of Santa Cruz, CA, his sisters, Penny Collard and Paula Kelly of Santa Barbara. His nephew, Dennis Collard of Atlanta, GA, the mother of Mike's children: Sandra Carol Hamman Kelly of Santa Barbara, their four children David Kelly of Redding, CA, Barbara Kelly of Templeton, CA, Christopher Kelly, and his daughter-in-law Karen Nielsen Kelly of Santa Barbara, daughter, Susan Kelly Dvortcsak and his son-in-law Mischa Dvortscak, of Ojai, CA. His grandchildren, Bryce and Ryan Kelly, Mahreya Conejo-Kelly, Dawson, Patrick, and Charlotte Kelly, Niko, Eli, and Brody Dvortcsak, His step daughters Delicia Lumpkins and her son, Kristian of Santa Barbara. and Stacey Scott, and her children Hayden, Chloe, and Avery of Sierra Vista, Arizona. Mike’s Chicago, IL cousins: the Kuchuris, Sinoris, and Caraher families.

Marilyn Jones Altman 10/11/1924 – 8/19/2019

Marilyn Jones Altman, a fifty-three-year resident of Santa Barbara, passed away at Serenity House. Her daughter and sons, granddaughter and niece were with her. She died as she lived, with dignity and grace. She would have been 95 in October. Born Marilyn Anne Jones in Kewanee, Illinois, she and her family weathered the Great Depression. The eldest of four children, Marilyn was bright and beautiful as a girl and young woman. She graduated with distinction from Kewanee High School and received a scholarship from the Baker Fund which allowed her to attend two years at Monmouth College where she pledged Pi Beta Phi. After that she worked for the Burlington Railroad in Chicago before accepting a position with the U.S. Army as a civilian employee at the Oakland (CA) Army Base. After the war ended, she returned to Kewanee and worked for several years at the Welch Law Offices. In 1948 she became acquainted with a newcomer to Kewanee, C. William Altman, who had come to town to help his sister and her husband launch a women’s clothing store. Marilyn and Bill were married on August 19, 1949. A son, John,

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was born the following year, followed by son James and daughter Barbara. Throughout the fifties and early sixties, Marilyn was a stay-at-home mom while remaining active in the League of Women Voters and the Tuesday Club. In 1965 Marilyn and Bill decided they would move to Santa Barbara. They arrived on a gloomy Tuesday in June, 1966. The family stayed at the Motel Six on East Beach before moving to a rental and a year later to a house of their own on Mission Ridge Rd. During this time Marilyn worked at administrative positions in real estate and law offices. She plunged into Adult Ed and took classes in landscape painting and world affairs. She continued her work with the League of Women Voters. Later she decided to go back to school and finish her B.A. at UCSB. In 1975, she graduated, summa cum laude, with a degree in art history. Her experience as a re-entry student was very rewarding and her family benefited from her vast erudition in both European and Asian art. Marilyn and Bill travelled extensively in Europe for many years, including several year-long stays in France. She treasured her French and Dutch friends. In 1998 Marilyn and her dear friend, Janet Larson, founded The Fourth Wednesday Book Club which focused on books about American history. The book club is still going strong, a tribute to its founders. She also found time to participate in a local garden club and volunteered for the City of Santa Barbara’s Architectural Survey, going door-to-door to create a catalog of architecturally significant houses. She served on the boards of two homeowner associations. She and Bill also attended classical music concerts at UCSB and at the Lobero. For many years, Marilyn was a member of the “Ahmanson Group,” six friends who attended plays together at the Los Angeles Music Center. A lifelong reader, Marilyn’s favorite authors included Jane Austen, Alice Munro, Iris Murdoch and John McPhee. Marilyn’s children remember with particular appreciation (and wonder) her willingness to engage with their music. She could, for example, list her favorite songs from the “Aftermath” album by the Rolling Stones. Marilyn was an avid walker and hiker, all around Santa Barbara and on the front country. She enjoyed a backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada in the 1970s. Some of Marilyn’s favorite places included the Whale’s Tail bench at Shoreline Park, Jalama Beach and Figueroa Mountain. Marilyn treasured her granddaughter, Eden Knox, and always enjoyed recalling their adventures together when Eden was little. Marilyn was a devoted and fiercely loyal mother to her three children. She was not given to showy emotions, but her kids knew how much she loved them. She modeled kind and considerate behavior while avoiding self-aggrandizing display. She expressed a wish to live long enough to see Trump turned out of office. Those of us who continue on will do our best to make sure it happens, A memorial gathering will be announced in the near future. Donations are encouraged to the World Wildlife Fund or The Nature Conservancy.

John William Allen 5/12/1927 – 8/19/2019

John Allen’s sculptures and ceramic masks are gracing hundreds of homes in the Santa Barbara area and beyond. In a tribute to him, his stepson of almost 60 years wrote, “John laughed at more, and more often, than any person I ever knew.” He will be sorely missed by many loving friends. John passed away peacefully from congestive heart failure on August 19, 2019, in Santa Barbara, his home for 50 years. He was born in Buffalo, New York, on May 12, 1927, to an English father, Albert Allen, and his Swedish wife, Dorothea Zakrison. After graduating from high school in Williamsville, N.Y., John volunteered for the Army Air Force. He served July 1945 through December 1946, spending time on the island of Guam. When his parents moved to Washington, D.C., he went to work for the National Capital Parks. He took advantage of the G.I. Bill to attend Cornell University. John persuaded his parents to move to California, where he worked briefly at the Huntington Gardens (his father was an excellent gardener), then also in the logging industry. In Sierra Madre (just east of Pasadena), John met new longterm friends “who were the bohemian cadre” there, including respected sculptor Howard Whalen. In 1953 John graduated from Occidental College. He was married to Janice Rose Carter from 1954 to 1961, and to Tulita Figueroa from 1961 to 1971. He worked for years for the U.S. Postal Service. He liked to travel, visiting Mexico, Canada, Japan, Costa Rica, and Panama. John’s true life’s work was as an artist. He produced a great many sculptures and ceramic masks, which for decades he sold at the Santa Barbara Sunday beach shows, and in galleries. In fact, he worked well past retirement age, into his late eighties. John also created award-winning collages and, as an active member of the Santa Barbara poetry community, wrote a great many thoughtful poems and published them in several booklets. John is survived by his former wife, Tulita Allen, and her son and his stepson, Greg Figueroa. He is also survived by many loving friends, including Wynn Kapit and Laurie Hanson, Sara Patchen, Wolf Hietzke, Michael Parker and Ellen Yeomans, Bernie Sayers, Stephanie Dragon, Lois Klein, Tom McBride, Craig Holland and Patsy Dorsey, Laurel Rose, and many others. A Celebration of Life was held for John August 24 at his mobile home in the Flamingo Mobile Home Park on Cacique St. As he requested, family scattered his ashes at sea, off the coast of Santa Barbara. Contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Santa Barbara City College Foundation, for Art students, at sbccfoundation.org. Continued on p. 20


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of how her childhood, which was a difficult one, in many ways helped her understand the trauma that the thousands of crime victims she would later care for experienced. Joan began working as a victim advocate in the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office in 1979. “For my mother,” her daughter Kelly Selman said, “this position was an answer to her prayers and A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS: For 40 years, Joan Fairfield was the prayers offered by a group the heart of the District Attorney’s Office as a victim advocate. of church friends for victims affected by terrible crimes.” That impressed by what people can overcome and same group of friends gathered in Joan’s final how powerful the human spirit and human hours to offer prayers for her. body are,” she told Megan Riker-RheinDespite the troubles she experienced schild, who directs the DA’s victim services. early on, Joan’s imagination saved her spirit “She gave people hope when they had none,” in many ways. Growing up in Michigan, Riker-Rheinschild said. “She offered encourJoan was convinced she could ice-skate like aging words that were transformative in the Sonja Henie if she only had the costume. face of darkness.” After marriage to Joe Selman in 1961, Joan Zonen recalled Joan’s grace in caring soon became the very proud mother of three for people in need: “Some 10 years ago, we children: Scott, Kelly, and Todd. Devoted to noticed a woman sitting on the hallway floor her children, Joan was involved in all their at the courthouse. She was disheveled, and sports activities and school projects. In fact, her clothes were dirty. She was also clearly she was frequently called “the best Girl Scout upset, not terribly responsive, and likely leader—ever.” unstable. We called Joan. Within minutes, Joe’s job brought the family to Santa Bar- Joan was sitting on the floor next to her, trybara, but in 1986, Joan returned to Michigan ing to find the magic combination of words to care for her mother, who had leukemia, that would give her some level of comfort, the same disease that ultimately claimed perhaps a meal, and hopefully a place to rest. Joan. She and Joe divorced. During a din“Joan always felt her job was to attend to ner with friends, Joan met up again with her the complex needs of all victims of crime,” high school sweetheart, Pete Fairfield. “Every Zonen said. “It is hard to imagine anyone missing piece of her life’s puzzle fell in front better suited for that job than Joan. She of her,” Kelly Selman recalled. Joan and Pete could talk to anyone. Victims of domestic violence, convinced their abusers would married a few years later. Joan met her calling when she began change, spoke candidly with her about life working as a victim witness advocate. For with a violent partner. Children who were the people she served, Joan was a hero. One victims of sexual abuse, terrified and humiliwrote: “Without you we may not have sur- ated, found comfort in her presence. How vived. Thank you for giving us the strength do you convince a teenage rape victim to come forward, knowing her high school to carry on.” Joan kept a photo collection of the doz- friends would likely abandon her? Joan knew ens of people she served, and as the years what to say. She was candid and truthful but went by, she developed a following. She always hopeful and optimistic. She would sit stayed connected to many abused children patiently for hours with parents of abused who grew up and became fully functioning children. What do you say to the mother of adults. They would come by and visit, call a murdered child? Joan knew.” her, and send her letters, never quite ready Joan would say she felt God was working to sever that connection. through her to help others. Each day when Retired prosecutor Ron Zonen, who she arrived at work, she said the same prayer: worked with Joan for many years, said he “Lord, today let me touch somebody. Let me was always amazed at her ability to find just be an ambassador of Your love.” She firmly the right words. “Hulking gangsters cov- believed that angels walk among us. ered in tattoos would sit with her and cry,” In July, a gathering at Joan’s church celZonen said. “Half the homeless population ebrated her 80th birthday. Joan still hadn’t of Santa Barbara could call her by name. retired. We celebrated her life well lived with And she knew their names. One day, near those she loved: family, friends, law enforcethe courthouse, a homeless woman walked ment officers, prosecutors, and her church by us, pushing her shopping cart, essentially family. To say we will all miss her dearly is her home. She wore a new winter jacket and an understatement. For four decades, she smiled at Joan as we passed. ‘The ladies at our was the very heart of the District Attorney’s church got her that jacket,’ Joan told me. ‘The Office. weather’s getting cold.’ ” A memorial service takes place on September 14 at 10 For Joan, the job was equal parts fasci- a.m. at the Cambridge Drive Community Church (550 nating and encouraging. “I am constantly Cambridge Dr., Goleta).

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Jose Antonio Ortiz “Totoy” 3/19/92-9/16/13

A family is like a body. When a family loses a loved one, it is as if they have lost one of their limbs. Memory mass for Totoy will be held on Monday, September 16th @ 12:10pm at Lady of Sorrows Church. Love Mom, Mari, Gabe and IZ

that holds a large extended family together. Barbara is survived by her 5 children: David (Lana) Harper, Judy Betancourt, Julie Calhoun, Becky (Steve) Fields, and Steve (Mary) Harper; 16 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren. She told us “old age is not for sissies” and her last 3 years with dementia proved that to be true. Celebration of Life at Cambridge Drive Community Church, on Sunday, 9/15 at 2:00. (550 Cambridge Dr. Goleta)

Erhard Schinzel

8/1/1938 – 8/29/2019

Barbara Jayne Parker-Oma 1921 - 2019

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ike many in the community, I am filled with deep sadness over the tragic deaths of the 34 souls lost on the vessel Conception in almost unimaginable circumstances. As a longtime member of our diving community who has been on the Conception, my sorrow is made more poignant by the belief that those who perished did so while sharing a love of the exquisite beauty surrounding our Channel Islands. As a former member of the Ventura County Sheriff ’s Search & Rescue Dive Team, my grief is coupled with a personal knowledge and keen appreciation of the difficult nature of these efforts. This is physically demanding and emotionally draining but important work. The recovery divers are both searching for clues to this tragedy as well as bringing some closure to the friends and families of the victims and survivors. I share with others a tremendous desire to understand how this horrific accident occurred. We will, of course, have to await the results and findings of the investigations to answer that question. I hope we will use that knowledge to implement any changes necessary for the continued safe explorations of our incredible ocean environment. In our continued appreciation and shared responsibility for our ocean lies the preservation of this vital and wondrous ecosystem for future generations. It is in that way, ultimately, that we honor these ​— ​Walter C. Hamilton, S.B. victims.

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The uninhibited comments at Facebook questioned aspects of the Conception investigation and also the Indy’s choice of cover: Mimi Applegate Elder As a longtime diver and client of Truth Aquatics, I observe that video clips showed the captain and crew members almost unscathed. None bear visible burns to hair, face, or hands as would be expected for those attempting rescue of fire victims. The NTSB spokesperson indicated that “crew were awakened by an odd noise.” Who was assigned night watch duties? And, in my recollection, Conception had a “diver recall alarm” that could have awakened even the soundest of sleepers. • Allesia Guehr The business owners, they’re incredibly devastated. The clients who booked this charter had done so many times in the past, the dive community is small and tight-knit,

they are all like family to one another. That’s why this community stands behind them. Erin Maloney Such an insensitive photo choice! Disrespectful to the families, have some tact! • Katie Metzenberg This tragedy has been extremely traumatizing and devastating for our community. Images such as this only retraumatize us, especially families/friends of those lost and the surviving crew members who must live with this horrific incident. Please take into consideration nearly everyone’s opinion who’s commented on this post.

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ow you guys get through these hard-ass, gutwrenching news stories is beyond me, but I sure am grateful to have you on the front lines. Truly a comprehensive story and within a day of the Conception going down. That it topped the numbers of deaths for Santa Barbara disasters was a game-changer in terms of ​— ​Mo McFadden, S.B. scope for me. I got it.

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ontecito Library was founded in 1910 as a place where the community gathered to get library materials, go to kids’ story time, and participate in many great programs, all free to the public. In times of need, the library is an essential resource. During the Thomas Fire, it was an information hub on the evacuation and, in the wake of the debris flow, a gathering place for our recovering community. Montecito Library’s budget has grown rapidly in the last few years, and funding has not kept pace. Most of its funding comes from the county and the nonprofit Friends of the Montecito Library. As president of the Friends, I want to express my gratitude for all that 1st District Supervisor Das Williams and the other four members of the Board of Supervisors have done for the county’s library system in providing additional funding. Montecito had a healthy reserve, but it ran out just as Supervisor Williams took office. Since then, Das has worked tirelessly to find creative solutions to fill the funding gap. With every budget, he has pushed for more library funding in less populated, more isolated areas. We continue our work on sustainable funding and hope to increase services. Please join us at community meetings this fall in Montecito and Carpinteria to exploring creative solutions to increase our ​— ​Pat Saley, S.B. library system’s health!

Born June 24, 1921 in New Castle, Indiana -- Parents Maude and J.W. Fisk. Her parents and three sisters, Dorothy, Jeanne, & Martha, predeceased her. Barbara learned to drive in a panel truck as a young teenager delivering groceries and meats around town from the family market in New Castle. She graduated from Ball State University Nursing School where she made lifelong friendships with her 14 Classmates. She was a Registered Nurse in Indiana and then California for 50 years. Married to Charles E. Harper, she led a busy life raising a growing family of 5 children in Indianapolis. Barbara was quite the artist, exhibiting her oil paintings for many years at the Indiana State Fair. She was an accomplished seamstress -- winning a trip to New York City as a finalist in the 1951 National Sewing Contest held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The family moved to Santa Barbara in 1961. In the mid-seventies she married Furman C. Parker. They enjoyed traveling to see the Terracotta soldiers in China and genealogy trips to Utah, Indiana and Washington D.C. Barbara enjoyed quilting into her nineties and always had a beautiful quilt ready for new grandbabies and great grandbabies. She was a Life Master in the game of Bridge. She maintained multi-generational friendships throughout the years including her Nursing, Quilting, Artists and Bridge groups. Most of all Barbara was a loving and generous Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother – Oma to all -- the glue

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Erhard Schinzel was born August 1, 1938 in Nieder-Mohrau in Sudetenland, Germany (today's Czech Republic) to Adolf and Emma Schinzel. He had two younger sisters Emmi and Erni. Relocated in 1946 by the government to Ruttershausen in Hessen/Germany he finished school, then completed an apprenticeship as a cabinet maker. He joined the Medical Corps in the German Army in 1958. After that he spent three years in Massage Therapy School, followed by three years in Heilpraktiker (non-medical Healing Practitioner) School in Munich/Germany. He became a gifted masseur. In 1974 he became the health attendant and massage therapist to HIH Princess Shams Pahlavi, the sister of the Shah of Iran. He moved to Teheran and traveled with the Princess and her staff all over the world, forging lifelong bonds lasting into his last days. After the Princess died in 1996, Erhard stayed in Santa Barbara and cultivated a personal clientele in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. He formed lasting friendships with them and also with the members of the German Club. Erhard was very athletic and always on the move: he especially enjoyed dancing and sports such as tennis and biking. He traveled to Germany often to see his sisters and their families and he enjoyed hosting them during their visits to Santa Barbara as well. Erhard suffered from Parkinson's but succumbed to the effects of pulmonary fibrosis. Erhard went to be with his Lord on August 29, 2019, joining his mother, father and sister Erni. He leaves his sister Emmi and nieces and nephews in Germany, where he will be inurned. A memorial for Erhard will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 1300 East Valley Rd. (corner Hot Springs Road), Montecito, CA 93108.

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE: From left to right: Fernando Rivera, Victoria Chavez, Max Rorty, Melissa Alvarez, and Julia Sanchez at the SBNC in Isla Vista. The clinic offers hormonal care to transgender patients of all ages, the only clinic to do so between Santa Paula and San Francisco.

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to leave his house to go to work, it elicited feelings of dread and despair. He couldn’t just roll out of bed, throw on a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, and be ready to go like other guys. He agonized over the way people might perceive him once he walked out the front door. If he didn’t get his appearance just right, he might get mistaken for a woman. That all changed when he began receiving treatment at the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) four months ago. Aspen is a 23-year-old transgender man, meaning his designated sex at birth was female. He came out with his true identity at 17 but said he’s known who he was since elementary school. “I’ve always thought of myself as having a man brain,” Aspen said. At 18, he began taking testosterone at SBNC to develop male characteristics such as facial hair and a deeper voice. After a year of receiving hormones at the clinic, he moved to Arizona to be with his girlfriend and found that it would be too expensive to continue treatment there. During the two and a half years he did not receive testosterone, he said, he was constantly worried that he would not be able to pass as a man. “The difference in my mood has been drastic since I moved back to Santa Barbara” and began taking hormones again, he said. As part of their mission to meet the needs of underserved people, SBNC began treating transgender and nonbinary patients of all ages at their Isla Vista clinic. It is the only medical facility between San Francisco and Santa Paula to do so, providing primary care, hormonal care, reproductive care, and surgical referrals for children and adults. Without the

As long as negative stigmas continue to exist around transgender, including nonbinary, people, it’s impossible to know for sure how many there are in the United States. What is known, however, is that the numbers of those willing to identify as transgender are rising, thus increasing the need for medical services. Up until 2016, the widely accepted number came from a 2011 study by The Williams Institute — a sexual orientation and gender identity think tank at the UCLA School of Law — that estimated roughly 700,000 American adults identified as transgender. In 2016, using a much larger federal database, the institute’s estimate doubled to 1.4 million adults. In a seperate, 2017 report, The Williams Institute added that about 150,000 American youth ages 13-17 identified as transgender. “I don’t think there are more of us now than when I was young,” said Gen LeDuc, a 57-year-old transgender woman who receives services at the Isla Vista clinic. “I think the internet has allowed more people to learn about themselves to the point they can publicly come out.” LeDuc, assigned male at birth, grew up with several brothers and knew from the time she was a small child that she was the “odd one out.” There was no information readily available about trans people during her youth, so it wasn’t until she was 25 that she knew she was transgender. Until then, she said, she was convinced there was “nobody else like me in the world.” She finally found “people like myself ” when she stumbled across a magazine in a porn shop that had a little ad for a group of crossdressers, “or whatever the term was at the time,” she said. When she called the number listed in the ad, she was told about a meeting in Orange County. “The group was called the Powder Puffs. Everyone met at a hotel and changed into feminine clothes. It was the first space where I could talk about [being trans].” Max Rorty, the behavioral health collaborative care manager for the Neighborhood Clinics, said the Isla Vista clinic sees about 10-15 transgender patients a week. Providing adequate care for the transgender population, particularly for young people, is crucial in light of data showing the grim outcomes for those who cannot find access to information and treatment. A 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics study of adolescents ages 11–19 reported more than 50 percent of transgender boys, 42 percent of all nonbinary teens, and 30 percent of transgender girls have attempted suicide. These numbers are more than double the national rate for adolescent suicide — 14 percent — including cisgender (non-transgender) adolescents.

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AN EMERGING COMMUNITY Christine Jorgensen became an international celebrity when she traveled to Denmark in 1951 to undergo a series of genderaffirming surgeries. Assigned male at birth, she publicly discussed her experience as a transgender woman, the first time a transgender person was featured in mainstream media. Jorgensen’s activism slowly opened the door for transgender people. Society’s gradual acceptance has paved the way for other gender variations to surface, most commonly nonbinary individuals who don’t identify as either male or female. Nonbinary people typically use the pronouns “they”/“them” rather than “he”/“him” or “she”/“her.”

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Hormone therapy is the most commonly chosen. “Hormones are extremely tailored to the individual,” said Physician Assistant Ana Sofia DeVaney, who administers hormone therapy at the Isla Vista clinic. “There are injectables, pellets, patches, and gels. Some people receive it once a week, some more. Some do it for life, some just for a little while to get to a certain point and are happy staying there.” Aspen’s treatment involves a weekly shot of testosterone. LeDuc’s treatment is entirely different. She wears estrogen patches, which are replaced biweekly, and takes testosterone blockers. Each individual’s body has different hormone levels to begin with and each individual may have a different goal for their appearance, so no two treatment regimens look exactly alike. DeVaney said hormone therapy isn’t taught in medical school, which is why so many doctors are uncomfortable with providing that care. Until she came across a patient who came out to her as transgender, she hadn’t looked into it, either. “[The medical field] is an everchanging industry,” DeVaney said. “I got myself informed. I went to a few conferences on it and thought, ‘Oh, I can do this.’ I tell practitioners on the fence that if you can prescribe birth control pills, you can do this, too.” The long-term effect of hormone therapy is unknown, as no studies have been conducted on long-term transgender health. But as a physician assistant, DeVaney believes the benefits of the treatment outweigh the potential risks, particularly those of suicide and depression. Dr. Charles Fenzi, CEO and chief medical officer of the SBNC, agrees. “The risks are probably about the same as with birth control,” Fenzi said. “[Hormone therapy] might pose a slight risk of blood clots and liver-enzyme elevation, but we won’t ever really know without studies.”

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SERVING THE UNDERSERVED: Physician Assistant Ana Sofia DeVaney at the Isla Vista clinic, where she provides hormone therapy to transgender patients.

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Although Planned Parenthood and a few private-practice doctors provide gender-affirming hormone treatment in Santa Barbara, the SBNC in Isla Vista is the only provider for miles that administers the treatment to transgender minors.

TRANS YOUTH Lisa’s Place, a Santa Barbara–based transgender support group, holds a weekly space for young people to meet and explore their identities in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. For Christopher, a 17-year-old transgender boy, his biggest dilemma now is that he needs parental consent to begin a medical transition. He feels like his life is “on pause.” “I just want my life to finally start. I know life will have its downs, but I’m just looking forward to the ups.” For Christopher, beginning testosterone is exactly that: a new start. He has been to the SBNC for a consultation, but his dad and stepmom, although supportive of his social transition, are worried about permitting him to begin a medical one. “It really challenges your idea of who you are,” said his father, Dominic. “I’ve always considered myself to be open-minded and progressive. I support Christopher; I really do. I just struggle with signing off on the permanent changes to his body. There is always a fear of fucking up. I don’t want him to become one of those statistics, but I also don’t want him to come to me in five years and hate me for letting him do this.” Because Christopher will be 18 in a few months, Dominic said he’ll have to wait until then. Dominic’s hesitation is normal for parents of transgender kids and teens. Fenzi said a large part of his job at SBNC is educating the parents, because the kids have usually done their research already. “It’s important for the parents to recognize their child isn’t happy,” Fenzi said. “There’s a huge risk for depression. That’s where [Max Rorty] comes in. She is an amazing mediator for the confused parents and the hurting kids.” For prepubescent children and their parents who come to the clinic seeking help, there is a middle-ground treatment. This solution, Rorty said, can usually help ease parents’ worries. The clinic can prescribe hormone blockers that prevent the body from entering puberty. A child who was assigned one sex at birth will not reach puberty in that gender while taking the blockers, thus giving the family time to consider the options. It’s like a “pause” button. The parents and child can take an extra year or two to decide if a medical transition is the right option. This is particularly important because puberty is a traumatic time for children who feel disconnected from their bodies. It often results in dangerous bouts of gender dysphoria and depression. When young patients stop taking hormone blockers, either their bodies will enter puberty at the sex assigned at birth or they can begin a program of hormone therapy. LeDuc, who didn’t begin her medical transition until age 51, said that the opportunity to have taken testosterone blockers prepuberty would have “been life changing.” Instead, she not only required hormone therapy to “pass” as a woman but had to undergo facial feminization surgery. Aspen’s mother, Ellen, agreed with LeDuc and decided to find a doctor who would prescribe hormones to her child. Although Aspen didn’t begin hormone treatment until he was 18, his older, transgender sister, Jackie, began at 15 with Ellen’s consent. The family is

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remarkably rare — two transgender children born to the same mother. The children’s parents were both deter- One of the most common misconceptions mined to “do anything to make sure the kids about medical transitions is that transgender are happy. So we investigated to see what we and nonbinary individuals must undergo could do. It wasn’t hard to accept with Jackie, “bottom surgery” — also known as genibut I’ll be honest, it was much harder with tal surgery — to transition fully. In fact, 14 Aspen,” Ellen said. “I’m okay with it now, but percent of trans women and 72 percent of at the time I felt angry that I couldn’t have trans men said they don’t ever want full genital construction surgery, according to the one normal kid. “There was like, one book about it, and 2011 National Transgender Discrimination there were no support groups for parents of survey. “People have this obsession with thinking transgender kids,” Ellen continued. “There was maybe one doctor in L.A. prescribing at it’s about genitals, but most of the trans clithe time, and they wouldn’t give Jackie hor- ents I see could care less about it,” Rorty said. mones because of her age.” Less than 10 years “They care about how they are perceived in later, Ellen said, she is grateful that SBNC the world, not about what’s in their pants.” can give Aspen a smoother experience than The Isla Vista SBNC provides referrals for “top surgery.” For transgender men like Jackie had. The SBNC are only a beginning, though. The Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network (SBTAN) lists the Isla Vista TO MAKE SURE clinic as the only “transapproved” youth clinic in the county. But this isn’t enough to meet the community’s needs. Kathy Abad, parent of an adult trans- Aspen and Christopher, the surgery involves gender child and who sits on the SBTAN removing the breasts and reconstructing executive board, said, “We are in a crisis the tissue to resemble a male chest. This is a here in Santa Barbara as we only have S.B. more common surgery because the appearNeighborhood Clinics and Planned Par- ance of breasts can be the reason a transenthood offering these services. … The gender person can be misidentified in social only option is to pay out of pocket.” situations; however, it can cost upward of Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy, a nation- $9,000. ally renowned expert in transgender care “I think about top surgery nonstop, all for children and young adults, regularly day, every day,” Aspen said. “If I walk past a holds two-day symposiums for doctors fancy car, I think about how I wish I could and clinicians looking to learn about trans steal it and sell it to pay for my surgery, or youth care. other random fantasies.” To conceal his breasts, Aspen wears “As more youth are presenting to physician’s offices for care related to gender a tight-fitted vest called a binder. The dysphoria, it is more critical than ever binder compresses his breasts to give the that primary care providers have an illusion of a male chest, but it is extremely understanding of the needs of trans- uncomfortable. gender and gender nonbinary children, “I hate wearing it,” Aspen said. “I have to adolescents, and young adults,” Olson- do breathing exercises every night when I Kennedy said. take it off. I can’t leave my house without it The next area Transyouth Care sympo- … but it feels like a prison.” sium will be held at UCSB in January. Christopher also wishes to undergo top

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COVER STORY BE YOURSELF: Behavioral Health Specialist Max Rorty talks with a patient in her Isla Vista office. “When a trans person isn’t allowed to be themselves…they start to develop depression and other issues.”

GENERAL AND REPRODUCTIVE CARE Even if a transgender patient never medically transitions, their primary care providers still require training to properly treat them. According to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS), 33 percent of transgender Americans said they had had at least one negative experience with a health-care provider in the past year, including being refused treatment, verbal harassment, physical or sexual assault, and/or having to educate the providers about how to give appropriate care. Fin, a nonbinary person who uses the pronouns “they”/“them,” has personally experienced discrimination in health care. “The most common issue is getting misgendered and misnamed,” Fin said. “It should be such an easy fix. When doctors constantly get it wrong, transgender and nonbinary people feel unwelcomed and uncared for. … It’s like a mosquito bite. If you’re bitten once, it’s annoying. If you’re bitten over and over again, it becomes unbearable.” All new patients at the SBNC are required on the registration form to provide their assigned sex at birth, gender identity, sexual orientation, and preferred pronouns. Patient medical charts are updated with the information so doctors and nurses can avoid confusion; all clinic bathrooms are gender-neutral; and the whole staff wear nametags with their preferred pronouns. Melissa Alvarez, a patient navigator who works at the front desk in the Isla Vista clinic, said, “I am the first person they talk to when they come here. If I don’t respect them, they won’t want to see the doctor.”

And if patients don’t experience respect at the beginning, how, they ask, can they bear the burden of explaining their identities to their doctors? For nonbinary people, it can be even more difficult. “Once, when I went to get my first pap smear in nearly 10 years,” Fin said, “I emailed the doctor ahead of time to let her know I’m nonbinary to avoid awkwardness. During the pap smear, however, she told me that it’s a ‘shame’ I want to get rid of my large breasts because another woman would have really appreciated them. I shouldn’t have to teach doctors how wrong that is.” Even more critical from a medical point of view is the need for doctors to understand the specific needs of transgender patients. “If you’re a trans woman with a prostate, you still need to be screened for prostate cancer,” Fenzi said. “Whether or not you are regularly taking PAUL WELLMAN

surgery. “I just want to walk into a room and have people assume I’m a guy. Even though the binders help with that, they still hurt.” For transgender women, top surgery is often not needed because the estrogen in their hormone therapy causes their bodies to develop breasts. Although LeDuc didn’t require top surgery for her transition, she said she recently had a consultation for bottom surgery. The SBNC does not yet offer referrals for bottom surgery, but Rorty said they hope to meet that need in the future. “The current Trump administration is threatening to take away access to trans health care,” LeDuc explained. “With bottom surgery, I will have my testicles removed and no longer require the weekly [testosterone blockers] from SBNC. It’s more of a security issue for me.”

CARING FOR ALL: Dr. Charles Fenzi, chief executive and medical officer of the SBNC, says quality medical care is a fundamental right for all people. “Santa Barbara’s transgender people deserve care, too.” estrogen, you still are at risk. If you’re a trans man, even one who had top surgery and is on testosterone, you still are at risk for breast cancer and need to be screened for that, too.” That’s the biggest point when it comes to transgender health care: Those patients require the same care cisgender people do. According to the 2015 USTS, only 27 percent of American transgender men had had a pap smear or were screened for cervical cancer in the previous year, despite the fact that the vast majority of them have a cervix. For comparison, 43 percent of cisgender women had had a pap smear in the same year. The staff at the Isla Vista Neighborhood Clinic are serving a most grateful group of patients. “They have always taken care of me,” Aspen said. “I love them.” n INDEPENDENT.COM

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9/13: Stacked Be prepared to dance and sing to this infectious rock band, who will be playing all your favorite hits. 9-11:30pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com

ing the surrounding landscape, this show will feature paintings of inland water, including lakes, ponds, retreating and overflowing creeks, rivers, and wetlands. The exhibit will show through November 10. Thu.Sun.: 1-5pm. Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St. Free. Call 962-5588. artlacuna.com

SATURDAY 9/14 9/14: 20th Harvest Celebration This will be an intimate affair with winemaker Norm Yost as you blend your own cuvée and enjoy a delicious luncheon. 11:30am-2:30pm. Flying Goat Winery, 1251 W. Laurel Ave., Lompoc. Members: $25; non-members: $50. Ages 21+. Call 245-1555. flyinggoatcellars.com

Michael McDonald “Light on the Loing” by Ian Roberts (left), and “September Sky” by Marcia Burtt

9/12-9/15, 9/18: I Dig Rock & Roll Music This theatrical concert will feature six singer/songwriters, including Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary, performing songs of protest and passion from 1965 to the early ‘80s, with songs by Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel, and more, including original songs. Opening night is Saturday, with a talkback to follow Wednesday night’s performance. The show runs through September 29. Thu.: 7pm; Fri.: 8pm; Sat.: 7pm; Sun: 2pm; Wed.: 2 and 7pm. Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. $35-$65. rubicontheatre.org

9/12: Sketching in the Galleries All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art. Guidance and materials will be provided. 5:30-6:30pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364.

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9/12: Waves of Empowerment The Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation will present this lecture with Jesse Billauer, a world champion quadriplegic surfer and inspirational speaker whose story is sure to inspire. VIP ticket includes a pre-show reception. 7pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $15-25;

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9/12: Life-Size Mario Game Celebrate Video Game Day by actually becoming Mario and entering a Super Mario game in the real. “Wake up, Luigi!” 3:30-4:30pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages 7+. Call 962-7653. sbplibrary.org

play follows a teacher of evolutionary biolbiol ogy 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-times-married aunt who is an Elvis fanatic adds humor to this relatable family dramedy. The play shows through September 29. 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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chapel anytime during the day for meditative music and candles that will lend themselves to your higher vibrational frequency of wakefulness. Later that evening, experience prayer, healing of body and mind, and singing together with the Unity Singers. 7-8pm. Unity of S.B., 227 E. Arrellaga St. Free. Call 966-2239.

9/12: Blues for Hunger Fundraiser Enjoy great music with performances by Sweet Sixx and the All-Star Jammers. Food collected will go to the S.B. County Food-

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electronic music, a multi-instrumentalist, and a singer with diverse influences including trip-hop, classical, Arabic, jazz, and more. 7pm. Eos Lounge, 500 Anacapa St. Ages 21+. $5-$10. Call 564-2410.

9/12: World Day of Prayer 2019: Infinite Presence, Unlimited Potential All are invited to stop by the

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Master Rosarians Dan Bifano and Bud Jones along with consulting rosarians and learn all things roses from choosing to growing and arranging. Feel free to bring any roses! Refreshments: 7pm; program: 7:30pm. Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Call 451-7695. sbrose.org

9/13-9/14: Luis Fonsi Hear songs from Luis Fonsi’s 20-year career like “No Me Doy Por Vencido,”“Aqui Estoy Yo,” and 2017’s Latin Grammy Award–winning, global hit “Despacito.” Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $79-$119. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274.

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Students and faculty along with special guests, including Michael McDonald, will perform hits from his career accompanied by a string ensemble from SBCC Music, with proceeds going toward the SBCC Foundation. 7pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $25-$75; VIP: $150. Call 963-0761. lobero.org

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Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals Beginning with his 1994

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S.B. Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival

Look at and purchase from a showcase of handmade sea-glass jewelry and ocean-themed art by artists from across the country. Sat.: 10am-5pm; Sun.: 10am-4pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free-$15. santabarbaraseaglassandoceanartsfestival.com

and breweries from Montecito’s lower business district serving their fare from pop-up tents. VIP tickets include early entry and access to the VIP Lounge. 2-5pm. Coast Village Rd. $65-$95. Ages 21+. Email cva@coastvillageroad.com.

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9/14-9/15: SBAcoustic Opening Weekend Celebrate music all weekend long with live international acoustic concerts featuring Alex de Grassi and Andrew York playing at The New Vic on Saturday and Carl Verheyen and Dave Marotta at the Wooden Hall Concerts, Alhecama Theatre, on Sunday. There will also be multiple guitar workshops and an artisanal guitar show. Visit the website for a full schedule. Free-$45.

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9/14: 3rd Annual Culinary Crawl

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Begin the day at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center with an opening toast, then don your keepsake apron and hit the Rail Alley to enjoy tapas from area restaurants, and end at the Arts Center with drinks, desserts, and live music. 2-6pm. Lynda Fairly Arts Ctr., 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. $60.

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keyboard whiz Teresa James and her band The Rhythm Tramps will play hits like “Here in Babylon” and “21st Century Man.” There will be snacks and a large springloaded dance floor and Paul E. Rubin to open the show. 7:30pm. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Free-$40. Call 722-8155. sbblues.org

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teers to pitch in on a variety of service projects throughout S.B., Carpinteria, and Goleta. After the work is done, participants are invited to enjoy a special thank-you BBQ lunch. 9am. Oak Park, 502 W. Alamar Ave. Free. Call 965-8591.

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9/14: Gaia Album Release Party This release concert will be a yogic sound healing journey and will feature traditional instruments of ancient India and new original compositions, including segments of deep relaxation alternating with periods of movement activity. 7-9pm. S.B. Yoga Center, 32 E. Micheltorena St. Suggested donation: $20. Call 965-6045.

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9/14: Harvest Hands Fuel up on coffee and pastries before joining Melville’s head wine grower, Chad Melville, for foot-stomping, punch downs, pressing, and more while learning about the behind-thescenes of harvest and enjoying a tasting of the latest releases. 9am. Melville Winery, 5185 E. Hwy. 246, Lompoc. $100.

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9/14: The Taste of Coast Village Sample a taste of Coast Village Road with more than 25 restaurants, area wineries,

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Kevin Hines

Kevin Hines will share his story of hope and celebration of life as a mentalhealth advocate, global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and entrepreneur having survived a suicide attempt at the age of 19 by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. 6-8pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Free. Call 884-4087.

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9/12-9/14, 9/17: Mercury Lounge Thu.: Unplugged, S.B.’s best acts. 8pm. Free. Fri.: CAT OK, The Distractions, Josh Kass. 9pm. $5. Sat.: Joystix. 9pm. $8. Tue.: Temple Canyon, The Advocates. 9pm. $8. 5871 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Ages 21+. Call 967-0907.

9/13-9/15: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Left Hand Lions. 6-9pm. Sat.: Fort Taylor, CA; 1-4pm. The Mac Talley Trip; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. King Bee; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com

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9/13-9/15: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Fri.: Stacked. 9-11:30pm. Sat.: Soul Cats. 8:30-11pm. Sun.: Irish Jam Session. 4:30-7pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com

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9/13-19/14, 9/17-9/18: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Fri.: Benny Collison. Sat.: Cyrus Clark. Tue.: Jason Friedman. Wed.: Dave Vignoe. 5:30-8:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200. 9/13-9/14: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Dusty Jugz. 8-11pm. Sat.: Tex Pistols. 8-11pm. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free-$5. Ages 21+. Call 686-4785.

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9/13-9/14: M.Special Brewing Co. Fri.: The New Vibe. 6-9pm. Sat.: Youngsters. 5-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com

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9/14-9/15: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (Los Olivos) Sat.: Stiff Pickle Orchestra. 3-6pm. Sun.: Kenny Taylor. 3-6pm. 2363 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Ages 21+. Call 694-2252 x343. figmtnbrew.com 9/14: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 962-2668. sbjamesjoyce.com

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Dance Training & Classes for Pre-Schoolers & School-Age Children Available!

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9/15: Meditation for Families and Kids Children will learn simple Buddhist

this vivacious artist whose big break came when her song “Alaska” was played for Pharrell Williams during a masterclass. Since then she has been blowing minds with hits like “Give a Little,” “Light On,” “Fallingwater,” and more. Now, Now will open the show. 7:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $34.50-$60. Call 962-7411. sbbowl.com

principles such as kindness, respect for others, and keeping a happy heart through crafts and meditation. A parent needs to accompany each child. 9-10am. Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave. $10 per family. Call 563-6000.

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MONDAY 9/16 9/16: Blue Mass and Dinner The Junipero Serra Assembly, Knights of Columbus, invites all military, emergency first responders, and their family and friends to attend this mass and dinner in their honor. The Blue Mass is a Catholic Mass with readings and prayers selected to bless all the military, law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel who risk their lives so that others may live. 6pm. St. Raphael Catholic Church, 5444 Hollister Ave. Free-$20. Call 698-6102. straphaelsb.org

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9/14: Elings Park Hot Air Balloon & Wine Festival 2019 Get carried away during this unforgettable evening of friends, sunset views, illuminated hotair balloons, and rides while sipping on vino from world-class wineries. 5-9pm. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. $75.

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SUNDAY 9/15 9/15: Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra Nouveau Flamenco guitar player and five-time Grammy Award nominee Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra will play a night of melodic world music, including their style of flamenco that is heavily influenced by Arabic countries like Syria and Iraq. 7pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $45. Call 963-0761.

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key role in helping to shape the overall Granada Theatre patron experience by facilitating the efficient, professional, and safe movement of ticket holders from the street to their seats. Interested applicants are encouraged to fill out applications found on the website. 6:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. Free. Ages 16+. Call 899-3000 or email mlandry@granadasb.org.

granadasb.org 9/17: Mind, Body & Soul: Practicing a Peaceful & Powerful Life in an Anxious & Divided World This presentation from author, speaker, and coach Dave Mochel is the first of a five-part series on five

9/18:

Tales from the Trough: Wildlife Images from the UC Sedgwick Reserve Reserve director Kate

McCurdy will present this lecture showing images and videos that have been gathered from motionsensing cameras for the past eight years on the reserve. 7pm. Stacy Hall, St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 693-5683. syvnature.org

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Isabella Tree

Author and journal-ist Isabella Tree will sign copies of her new book, Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm,, about how she and her husband revived a depleted 3,500-acre farm in England that was facing bankruptcy by using herds of free-roaming animals to mimic the actions of the megafauna of the past and rewilding the countryside to benefit farming, nature, and us. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com consecutive Tuesdays that will offer unique strategies designed to enrich your life. 7:30pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $22. Call 884-4087. luketheatre.org

WEDNESDAY 9/18 9/18: The Beatles Road To Stardom Music journalist Mark Brickley will present rare Beatles photos, the band’s classic songs, and in-concert video clips, followed by questions, answers, and a signing of his book, Postcards from Liverpool: Beatles Moments & Memories. 5:30-6:45pm. Community Hall, Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd., Montecito. Free. Call 969-5063. sbplibrary.org

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forming hits from their debut full-length album, Some People I Know, a blend of gentle guitar, cello, and five-string fiddle with the sublime sort of two-part harmonies only brothers can carry. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $12-$15. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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imagination and explore your creativity while learning Zentangles, a meditative pattern-drawing technique, during this month’s program. 4-5pm. Island Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5602. sbplibrary.org

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Old Town S.B.: 500-600 blocks of State St., 4-7:30pm

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

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

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

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dreams and teach them how to confront the challenges of our society and the world they will inherit,” said Executive Director Erika Romer. “The stories aim to increase cultural awareness and encourage diversity and inclusivity within our community.” This month, Romer said, Seven Seas Press will be launching an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to donate Mermaid Dreams to Girls Inc. in Santa Barbara. “Through generous donations and other funding, we make our books available to children in our Santa Barbara community and beyond who might otherwise not be able to afford them,” said Romer. Each book also comes in a Spanish-English bilingual version. All Seven Seas books are available for purchase locally at Paradise Found and Chaucer’s, or on Amazon. —Indy Staff

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What exactly is Coastal Legacy 2019? It’s the Gaviota Coast Conservancy’s first major public fundraiser. We want to draw attention to our mission and goals, which are conserving and protecting the ecological integrity and rural character that you see driving along the 101. We want to preserve that for future generations. I think when you’re zooming along the freeway, you might look left and right and think, “Well that’s really pretty,” but then you’re on your way somewhere, and you may not necessarily realize this is a jewel of biodiversity.

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Cannabis users seem to be on the more healthconscious side of things, and yet soda is kind of a no-no these days. So where does cannabis soda fit? Cannabis beverages overall are a healthier alternative to alcohol, as they provide an opportunity for friends to hang out and drink together without risking debilitating hangovers or getting out of control. People

Erik Knutson Discusses His Line of Cannabis-Infused Soda Pops However, for those looking for low- or no-calorie cannabis beverage options, I would actually recommend Keef Sparkling, the world’s first zero-calorie, zero-sugar cannabis-infused sparkling water; and Keef Life, which has less than 50 calories per bottle. We’ll be launching these beverages in California soon, so stay tuned!

What more can we expect from Keef Brands? We also offer flavored Keef Shots, such as Mojito and Keef-A-Rita. While those aren’t available in California yet, they will be soon. In addition, Keef Brands develops, produces, and distributes concentrates, oils, and more, and then there’s cannabis-infused beer. We worked with Ceria Brewing Company to help launch Colorado’s first THC-infused craft beer and have collaborated with CannaCraft and Lagunitas to bottle Hi-Fi Hops in Colorado. — Matt Kettmann

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sémillon in the world,” yards and adventurous, ale-loving winemakers, said Boehm, who Central Coast breweries have been making wine/ allowed the entire beer hybrids for quite some time. Yet the trend is grapes to macerate now global in scope, often including regions where wine with the fermenting beer over six months. grapes aren’t so ubiquitous. To explore the impact that an area’s grape-growing “It’s lent to the beer an can have on a finished beer, Barrelworks — the Buellton- amazing structure and based sour beer and oak-aged wing of Firestone Walker mouthfeel. The aromat— challenged their brew buds around the world to follow ics are largely familiar to aged sémillon, with bright honey-floral aromatics the same basic ale recipe, but only using grapes and classic preserved lemon.” — and the subsequent native yeasts — found He doesn’t like calling these beer-wines within 100 miles of their headquarters. or vice versa. “That really reduces both of The results of The Terroir Project, now in the products to something lesser than they its second year, will be shared on September are,” he said. “I do believe, however, there is 21 at a private ranch near Los Olivos. Of the a strong and growing interest for utilizing 12 participating breweries this year, I asked wine grapes as fruit for refermentations in brewers from Missouri, Australia, and EngBY MATT KETTMANN barrel-aged, mixed-culture beer. It’s an excitland about what they created this year. ing space and yields exciting flavours.” iven the regional preponderance of world-class vine-

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I broke the news that the old El Torito/España space at 29 East Cabrillo Boulevard will be the future home of Oku, serving a menu that draws from Asian favorites such as wagyu steak, sushi, dumplings, Thai noodles, and fresh seafood. The restaurant plans to open next week. In opening Oku, longtime Santa Barbara residents Tina Takaya and Ted Ellis have created their dream waterfront restaurant. Takaya is the longtime owner of Opal Restaurant and Bar (1325 State St.), and Ellis has worked in hospitality most of his life, starting as a kid in a vineyard in Napa before managing top restaurants in San Francisco and becoming a sommelier. “At Oku, we believe that diners today have experienced so many cuisines, either traditionally, or as artfully blended fusions, which has produced a general level of sophistication,” said Takaya. “As the diverse cultures of Asia have come into an ever-greater contact with each other, it has continued to energize culinary creativity. We hope you will enjoy!” Oku is open daily for lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner 5:30-11 p.m. Dinner hours extend to 1 a.m. for Friday and Saturday service. Call 690-1650 or visit okusantabarbara.com.

SILVER BOUGH ON PAUSE? A reader tells me that their

reservations were canceled suddenly, just hours before dinner at The Silver Bough restaurant inside the Montecito Inn. The message they received explained: “Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to open and honor your reservation. We are of course going to issue a full refund of your ticket purchase, and genuinely appreciate your interest in and support for the ambitious project we created. We look forward to the opportunity to invite you back to the concept in the future, when we have resolved our current issue.” CLOSINGS: Reader Annie broke the news that Sal’s

Pizza at 900 North Milpas Street has closed. A message posted on salssbpizza.com reports that the pizza joint is closing after 15 years so that Sal can retire. … Reader Jason, in his inaugural tip for The Restaurant Guy, says that Honey B Café, which shared rooftop space with Antioch at 602 Anacapa Street, closed on August 29. Honey B’s Instagram page says they hope to open in a larger space in the near future. … The continuing saga surrounding Flightline near the Santa Barbara Airport in the old Elephant Bar and High Sierra Grill space included multiple updates over the past week. As of press time, it appears that the restaurant is closed. DUMPLINGS AND WINE BAR ON STATE: Reader Bren-

dan says that dim sum destination Asie Dumpling House has opened at 511 State Street, which was the home of eatery Lao Ma Tou, which apparently has closed. Asie offers dozens of types of handmade dumplings in addition to egg rolls, skewers, wraps, soups, and more, ranging in price from $5 to $15. … Reader Steve H. says that a food and alcoholic beverage permit application for Joie Di Vino LLC has appeared at 532 State Street, the former home of Sunny Korean Restaurant, Le Petit Bistrot, Verde, and Zia Café.

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Explained Robert, “He loves spoiling people and taking care of people.” The second course included a satisfying coq au vin chicken braised in red wine with potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and pearl onions. The dreamy seafood risotto featured a medley of Maine diver scallops, shrimp, salmon, and sweet corn nestled in rice. Dessert was an impossibly fudgy double chocolate flourless torte with caramelized hazelnuts and caramel-brandy Chantilly cream. They also featured a can’t-miss classic tiramisu with rich mascarpone sandwiched between espresso-dunked lady fingers.  “Sunday Supper was intended to be a wind down to your weekend,” said Ruben. “Come and fill your body with lovely food and start the week right.” —Rebecca Horrigan

DINING OUT GUIDE CASUAL DINING CHUCKS WATERFRONT Grill, 113 Harbor Way, 805-5641200, began serving friends and family in the Santa Barbara Harbor in 1999. We’re everyone’s favorite spot to sit and relax by the boats, watching all the action. Enjoy steaks, fresh seafood straight from the boats docked right outside, and cocktails on our radiant heated deck with fire pits. Or head inside for intimate, cozy booths and the full bar. Plus, free valet parking! Dinner 7 nights from 5 p.m., Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. Private parties and special events accommodated. THE ENDLESS Summer bar-cafe, 113 Harbor Way, 805564-4666, upstairs from Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, offers casual dining, surrounded by vintage surfboards and memorabilia. Sip on local wines, craft beers and cocktails, play a game of pool on one of our covered lanais while watching sports and surf movies on our 50” 4k TV’s. Listen to live music evenings, as you revel in the beauty that is Santa Barbara. Serving daily from 11:30 a.m. Private parties and special events accommodated.

atmosphere makes the perfect date spot. Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended. INDIAN FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682-6561 $$ www.flavorofindiasb.com Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is affordable too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $10.95 M-S dinner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori- Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, curries & vegetarian.Wine & Beer. Take out. VOTED BEST for 20 YEARS!Irish DARGAN’S IRISH Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. (next to lot 10) SB, 568-0702. $$. Open 7 days 11:30a-Close (Food ‘til 10p, 11p on Sat/Sun). AE MC V Disc. Authentic Irish food & atmosphere in downtown SB. Specialties from Ireland include Seafood & Meat dishes. Informal, relaxed pub-style atmosphere. Live music Thursday nights. Children welcome. Avail. for private parties. Pool & Darts. MEDITERRANEAN FOXTAIL KITCHEN 14 E. Cota St. Lebanese cuisine, American burger, 24 craft beers, great cocktails, whiskey bar, vegan options, open late night, hookah lounge. Kitchen closes at midnight on the weekend, try our best falafel in town. www. foxtailsb.comNorthern European

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NORTHERN EUROPEAN ANDERSEN’S DANISH Restaurant & Bakery. 1106 State St., 805-962-5085. Open Daily 8am-9pm. Family owned for over 42 years. Northern European Cuisine with California Infusion. Fresh scratch made pastries & menus everyday. Authentic Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners. Happy Hour menu with exquisite wines & beers, 3-7pm everyday. High Tea served everyday starting at 2pm. Huge Viking Mimosas & Champagne Cocktails. Private Event spaces.

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AMERICAN LITTLE KITCHEN, 17 W. Ortega St. (805) 770-2299. “Great little neighborhood café!” Healthy, comfortable, and affordable. Lunch-Dinner-Late Night. Organic chicken and hormone/antibiotic-free burgers, local produce. Try the Chicken Tikka Masala, vegetarian options. Great local wine list and craft beers. www.littlekitchensb.com

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HIDDEN CITY STUDIOS TURNS FIVE by Richie DeMaria HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Hidden City Studios is celebrating five years in business. Run by Elliott Lanam, the independent music production house is more robust than ever since its founding in September 2014. “It’s amazing. For me to go five years in an industry that seems to be dying, it speaks really well of the business and how we treat our customers,” Lanam said. Lanam first started running his small studio in the infamous woodshop off Yanonali and Garden streets before migrating to its current nook at 924 Chapala Street. With the studio now clocking in at 1,400 square feet, Lanam is celebrating half a decade by adding a new grand piano, a Neve 1073—“the best preamp you can buy,” he said—new guitars, new mics, and new software instruments and plug-ins. What’s more, Lanam plans to give back by raffling off a day of free studio time. Lanam is a personable kind of person, and it’s with a sincerity of spirit that he runs his business. “To me, Santa Barbara is such a spoken-word town. You can’t try to fuck people over and send them a bill; it’s just not going to work — you have to be genuine and generous, and you have to really put the customer first and client first. That genuine way of running a business is crucial to longevity in this town,” he said. Recent Hidden City productions that Lanam’s excited about include new albums by Broken Machines, Mah-Ze-Tar, Sapphire Adizes, and Allie Paige. Lanam’s also in the process of producing his own album highlighting area singers with a group project called ALLofUS. “The talent in this town is amazing,” Lanam said. “What I’ve contributed is a great network and opportunities for musicians. I make it easy for people to make music and to record their music at a high-quality level without having to break the bank.” In a time when business can be tough on and off State Street, Lanam is very grateful for the community support. “Thank you to everyone for your support and willingness to work with me. I’m super excited to do my job and convey that excitement in my work. I think that music is an essential expression toward our happiness, our sanity, and our daily expression. Without it, the world would be a super, super dark place.” BLONDES AND ROSES: Rock, R&B, and trip-hop meld in the one-two punch of Santa Barbara’s Mexico City Blondes and Rafa Rose at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.) on Saturday, September 14, at 9 p.m. The We the Beat show features two of S.B.’s hotter new artists, both of whom have released new, groovingly good albums this year. CARTER FOR A CAUSE: The Carter Family are legends of the country genre, and Tom Brosseau is bringing their overlooked legacy to life with a string of upcoming 805 shows. The North Dakotan singer/songwriter will play selections from In the Shadow of the Hill: Songs from the Carter Family Catalogue, Vol. 1 on Saturday, September 14, at the Tierra Sol Festival at Camp Arnaz (155 E. Sulphur Mountain Rd., Ojai). Proceeds will benefit Ojai Valley Fire Safe Council, Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast, and Greater Goods. Can’t catch him then? See Brosseau when he returns on Thursday, October 3, at Greater Goods (145 W. El Roblar Dr., Ojai) and at Certain Sparks Music (107 S H St., Lompoc) on Saturday, October 5. n


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PREMIERES Ad Astra (122 mins., PG-13) Brad Pitt stars as Roy McBride, an astronaut who travels to the edge of the known solar system to find his dad, Clifford (Tommy Lee Jones), who is missing and whose experiment threatens the entire universe. Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga, and Donald Sutherland also star.

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Before You Know It (98 mins., NR) Santa Barbara native Hannah Pearl Utt directs, cowrote, and stars in this comedy about a dysfunctional, codependent family whose real-life dramas threaten the New York City theatre they own. Mandy Patinkin, Judith Light, and Alec Baldwin also star. Fiesta 5 Downton Abbey (121 mins., PG) See the Crawley family and its servants as the beloved series makes the leap to the big screen.

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (92 mins., PG-13) This documentary details the creation and significance of the nine-time Tony Award–winning musical Fiddler on the Roof, which premiered on Broadway in 1964. The Hitchcock

The Goldfinch (149 mins., R) Donna 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 fake paintings. Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

Official Secrets (102 mins., R) Keira Knightley stars in this docudrama about Katherine Gun, a translator working for the British intelligence agency, the Government Communications Headquarters, who leaks a topsecret memo to the press regarding illegal activities the U.S. took in its push for 2003 Iraq invasion.

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

Rambo: Last Blood (89 mins., R) Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as Vietnam vet John Rambo in this fifth installment of the franchise. In the go out, Rambo goes to Mexico to save his niece from a cartel.

➤ OLinda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (95 mins., PG-13) Baby boomer rock star documentaries, a cottage industry of late, are not created equal. Two recent ones transcend the norm — David Crosby: Remember My Name and the lovely Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, all the more poignant since Parkinson’s has deprived her (and us) of her incomparable singing for a decade. Whereas Crosby’s doc unpacks his crustiness and sins, the Ronstadt film — directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, and featuring notable talking heads (and Santa Barbarans Karla Bonoff and the late Kenny Edwards) — celebrates the singer’s seemingly angelic countenance and stunning powerhouse voice, of which we get ample, inspiring evidence in the film. Arizona-born and partly of Mexican heritage, Ronstadt headed to Los Angeles at 18, became a global pop sensation with scores of hits and platinum albums, but somehow maintained her essential sweetness and driving musical curiosity — making stunning ventures into Gilbert and Sullivan, the Great American Songbook, and mariachi. It’s a portrait of an artist with a heart like a restlessly creative wheel. (JW) Riviera

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NOW SHOWING 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

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,

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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)

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Brittany Runs a Marathon (103 mins., R) Jillian Bell stars in this comedy about Brittany Forgler, an overweight woman who decides to train for New York City’s annual marathon to lose weight.

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold (102 mins., PG) Isabela Moner stars as the titular Dora in this live-action cinematic version of the popular Nickelodeon animated television series. As Dora begins high school, her parents are kidnapped, and the intrepid explorer and her friends must venture into the deep jungles surrounding a lost Inca civilization to rescue them. Fiesta 5

OGood Boys (89 mins., R) Coproduced by comedy kings Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Good Boys follows three tweens who prepare to attend their first “kissing party.” The film makes use of its high levels of absurdity to create an abundance of hilarious moments. With good pacing and great character development, Good Boys keeps audiences invested in the trio’s shenanigans and laughing at their silly debaucheries. Unlike it’s illustrious predecessor Superbad, Good Boys does not offer quotable lines that will make their way around the school yard. Rather, parents will simply hope that their kids don’t turn out like these proclaimed “good boys.” Despite its thin plot, the film succeeds nonetheless in its ability to entertain. (AM) Camino Real/Fiesta 5 OHoneyland (87 mins., NR) Layers of intrigue draw us into the slowmoving but rewarding Honeyland, starting with a cursory description: It’s an engagingly dramatic film about Macedonian beekeepers. From a cinematic perspective, the most compelling aspect is that the film — which plays like a naturalistic feature with gifted non-actors — is, in fact, a documentary, painstakingly crafted by filmmakers Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov, who embedded themselves with the subjects for three years. (JW)

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➤ O It: Chapter Two (209 mins., R) Set 27 years after its predecessor, IT: Chapter Two follows the “Losers Club,” who are summoned back together by an astonishing call from childhood friend Mike — Pennywise the clown has returned to wreak havoc once again. In addition to its self-indulgent runtime and thinly drawn characterizations of the “Losers,” the sentimental connection audiences attained with the children in the first film is also absent. Perhaps the weak script is due to difficult nature of adapting Stephen King’s complex novel to the screen. Nevertheless, the film’s authentic portrayal of trauma and its subsequent recognition of the importance in maintaining long-term close friendships is what gives the film life. Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise beautifully embodies the nightmarish clown, and performances from actors James McAvoy and Bill Hader are outstanding. Although not the perfect bookend to Chapter One, IT: Chapter Two does balance heartfelt emotion with creepy jump scares galore. (AM)

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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

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)

Overcomer (119 mins., PG) This Christian drama tells the story of a high school coach who begins training a troubled teen to be a long-distance runner. Fiesta 5

O The Peanut Butter Falcon (93 mins., PG-13) 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

O Where’d You Go, Bernadette (130 mins., PG-13) Richard Linklater’s latest film, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, could be called the cinematic equivalent of summer reading: amusing, breezy, loopy. But as the director’s light touch moves across Bernadette’s life within her enormous and eccentric house, we see that she’s been driven mad by 20 years in Seattle. Our hero, played by Cate Blanchett, is an architect with a dark Los Angeles past whose story is metered out slowly while the film has elaborate fun with Bernadette’s passions, all credit to the production-design crew. Any more would spoil the delicate balance the film achieves with mercurial plot points such as blackberry canes and the FBI. Suffice it to say, it’s worth the watch. (JY)

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minor-league teams in 1949. He later was on the diamond with the Santa Barbara Dons. “We played the 1952 CIF championship game against San Diego High at Laguna Park,” he said. Osborne was one of many homegrown ballplayers — Fred Warrecker, Vaughn Wipf, Jake and Roger Schmandt among them — who played on the Santa Barbara Foresters semipro team in the late ’50s. “We had a wonderful group of guys from college and high school,” pitcher Bill Oakley said. “We had a great time. We’d play Friday, Saturday nights, go to the restaurant afterwards.” Adjacent to the park were two Cota Street eateries: Mom’s and Arnoldi’s. “It was a cool ballpark,” sad Wiggins Lambert, a Dons pitcher who lived on Cota. “I walked past it every day on my way to school. I watched Neill Wright [a catcher who became a prominent umpire].” Both Osborne and Oakley had a cup of coffee with the Rancheros. The outstanding player on the Mets’ farm club was Paul Blair, later an All-Star with the Orioles.

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December morning. City leaders counted on the apathy of the public — the Dodgers had fled in the wake of diminishing attendance — to obviate any outcry. Losing out were the youth leagues and school teams who could play in a genuine ballpark, as well as the revived Santa Barbara Foresters, who are now making do at Pershing Park. “For a city so interested in preservation, it’s puzzling,” Shelton observed. Laguna Park came alive Saturday in stories that were told and in the invocation of names that are no longer with us: Tim Badillo, the expert groundskeeper; Caesar Uyesaka; Stubby Herman; Steve Moore; Bob Hardy; and many more. CALLING ALL KIDS: Another historic sports venue is UCSB’s Events Center, a k a the Thunderdome, which is 40 years old this fall. Coach Joe Pasternack would like to see some throwback crowds — large and loud — at Gaucho men’s basketball games. “We have the most talent and most experience in my three years here,” said Pasternack, whose first two teams compiled a 45-19 record. Children 12 and under can help fill the seats if people take advantage of a special offer: For every men’s or women’s basketball season ticket purchased by September 20, three GKids shirts will be included, entitling three children to free admission to all UCSB sports in the coming year. The promo code for an online ticket order is KIDSGOFREE. Visit n ucsbgauchos.com. INDEPENDENT.COM

Ruddins moved into second all-time in career kills at UCSB, leapfrogging Kristie Ryan (1989-92) and Danielle Bauer (1999-2002) with a season-high 21 kills against Wyoming on 8/31, which gave her 1,567 career kills. Ruddins trails only Roberta Gehlke (1996-99), the all-time leader with 2,153 kills.

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The linebacker was a key component in Bishop Diego’s 13-3 victory over St. Bonaventure. The Cardinals dominated defensively and held St. Bonaventure quarterback Gavin Beerup to 65-yards passing.

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“Laguna Park was my home field for 12 years,” said Ron Shelton, “starting with pee-wee and midget league all-star games.” Shelton played shortstop for Santa Barbara High and Westmont College. As a minor-leaguer with the Stockton Ports, he returned to Laguna Park when they visited the L.A. Dodgers farm club, who were tenants from 1964 to 1967. “It was intimate,” he said of the ballpark. “You could hear the umps call strikes, the players cursing, the sound of the bat hitting the ball, the ball hitting the glove.” He remembered the advertisements splayed across outfield fences. In a small space on the right-field line was a sign that admonished: “Go to church.” “It was like a public-service announcement,” he said. “I realized that I was in church.” Shelton drew on his experiences when he wrote and directed the 1988 movie Bull Durham. His choice of the stadium in Durham, N.C., was inspired by Laguna Park. “It was in a neighborhood; people walked to the games,” he said. The grandstands were blue, and Shelton had them repainted green to match the Santa Barbara park. Solvang resident Mick Kelleher, who had a 42-year career as a major-league player and coach, showed up at Saturday’s reunion. “This is the greatest gathering of baseball people in Santa Barbara,” marveled Walt Rehm, who was a UCSB pitcher during the final years of Laguna Park. He could never forget the night a Gaucho assistant coach was angry with the umpires and took it out on the door to their dressing room, pounding on it with a bat.

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The senior libero compiled a season-high 35 digs in a 25-13, 2514, 22-25, 25-20 victory over former Channel League rival Ventura.

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he warmth at dusk last Saturday would have made for a delightful evening of baseball at Laguna Park, but the only ballpark in downtown Santa Barbara — built in 1938 as a New Deal project — exists only in fading photos and souvenirs. It was demolished in late 1970, the site turned into a city storage yard. Jeff Nelson recalled that 1970 was the year Joni Mitchell sang, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” Nelson cherished his memories of playing at Laguna Park with the San Marcos Royals. Realizing that an aging cohort of ballplayers and fans had memories of their own, Nelson had an idea: Bring them together in a reunion. “I’d be kicking myself if I didn’t do this,” he said. He did it, and they came. They engaged in nine innings of nostalgia at Mulligans restaurant, decorated by posters, pictures, and an original LAGUNA PARK sign — with empty light sockets — that David Shelton had kept in his design studio.

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FIELD OF MEMORIES: Ron Shelton (left) holds a photo of Laguna Park, pointing to the shortstop position where he played as a youth, high school, college, and minor-league player. John Osborne (right) wore many caps as a ballplayer in the 1950s — S.B. High, SBCC, UCSB, and Foresters — and was a Hall of Fame baseball coach at Hancock College.

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Moved from quarterback to running back and rushed for 157 yards on 13 carries and scored five touchdowns total in a 57-6 victory over Beverly Hills.

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than him. Ultimately, his play suffered, and he lost the game. Later it was revealed that Deep Blue’s puzzling move was the result of a bug in its code. I’ll encourage you to cultivate a benevolent bug in your own code during the coming weeks, Cancerian. I bet it will be the key to you scoring a tricky victory.

lion years ago. Among the creatures on the verge of being lost forever are birds like the cryptic treehunter and Spix’s macaw, as well as the northern white rhino and the vaquita, a type of porpoise. So why don’t we clone the last few individuals of those beleaguered species? Here are the answers: (1) Cloned animals typically aren’t healthy. (2) A species needs a sizable LEO population to retain genetic diversity; a few individu(July 23-Aug. 22): American hero Harriet Tubman als aren’t sufficient. (3) Humans have decimated the escaped slavery as a young woman. She ran away from homes of the threatened species, making it hard for the wealthy “master” who claimed them to thrive. Conclusion: Clonto “own” her and reached sanctuing is an inadequate stopgap action. HOMEWORK: “We have ary. But rather than simply enjoy Is there a better way to address the been raised to fear the yes within her freedom, she dedicated herself problem? Yes, by preserving the ourselves, our deepest cravings,” to liberating other slaves. Nineteen habitats of wild creatures. Inspired wrote Audre Lorde. True for you? by this principle, Libra, I ask you times, she returned to enemy terriFreewillastrology.com. tory and risked her life, ultimately to avoid trying halfway fixes for the leading 300 people out of hellish dilemmas in your personal sphere. captivity. Later she served as a scout, spy, and nurse Summon full measures that can really work. in the Union Army during the Civil War, where her actions saved another 700 people. In 1874, the U.S. SCORPIO Congress considered but then ultimately rejected a bill (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Though patched together and incomto pay her $2,000 for her numerous courageous acts. plete, the 2,200-year-old marble sculpture known as Don’t you dare be like Congress in the coming weeks, the Winged Victory of Samothrace is prominently disLeo. It’s crucial that you give tangible acknowledg- played at Paris’s Louvre Museum. It’s a glorious depicment and practical rewards to those who have helped, tion of Nike, the winged goddess of victory, and is regarded as one of ancient Greece’s great masterpieces. guided, and supported you. For hundreds of years, it was missing. Then in 1863, an VIRGO archaeologist discovered it, although it was broken into (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Novelist Wallace Stegner wrote, more than a hundred pieces. Eventually, it was rebuilt, “Some are born in their place, some find it, some real- and much of its beauty was resurrected. I see the comize after long searching that the place they left is the ing weeks as a time when you too could recover the one they have been searching for.” I hope that in the fragments of an old treasure and begin reassembling it last nine months, Virgo, you have resolved which of to make a pretty good restoration. those three options is true for you. I also trust that you have been taking the necessary actions to claim and SAGITTARIUS own that special place — to acknowledge it and treasure (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “I’ve learned that I must find posiit as the power spot where you feel most at home in tive outlets for anger or it will destroy me,” said actor the world. If you have not yet fully finished what I’m Sidney Poitier. That can be a dynamic meditation for you during the next three weeks. I think you will derive describing here, do it now. substantial power from putting it into action. If you’re LIBRA ingenious and diligent about finding those positive (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Earth’s species are going extinct at a outlets, your anger will generate constructive and rate unmatched since the dinosaurs died out 65 mil- transformative results.

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UnTherapy, a free program designed to provide healing strategies for people who are trying too hard. Forgive me for being blunt, but I think you could benefit from our services. I don’t have space here to reveal all the secrets of UnTherapy, but here’s an essential hint: Every now and then the smartest way to outwit a problem is to stop worrying, let it alone, and allow it to solve itself.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): People in Northeast India weave long,

strong suspension bridges out of the living roots of fig trees. The structures can measure up to 150 feet and bear the weight of hundreds of people. In accordance with astrological omens, let’s make these marvels your metaphors of power for the coming weeks. To stimulate your meditations, ask yourself the following questions: (1) How can you harness nature to help you to get where you need to go? (2) How might you transform instinctual energy so that it better serves your practical needs? (3) How could you channel wildness so that it becomes eminently useful to you?

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you climb to the top of Mt. Everest, you’re standing on land that was once on the floor of a shallow tropical sea. Four-hundred-million-yearold fossils of marine life still abide there in the rock. Over the course of eons, through the magic of plate tectonics, that low, flat land got folded and pushed upward more than five miles. I suspect you Geminis will have the power to accomplish a less spectacular but still amazing transformation during the next 10 months. To get started, identify what you would like that transformation to be.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): In 1996, when Garry Kasparov was rated the world’s best chess player, he engaged in a series of matches with a chess-playing computer named Deep Blue. Early on in the second game, Deep Blue tried a move that confused Kasparov. Rattled, he began to wonder whether the machine was smarter

WEEK OF SEPT. 12 CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In 1905, at the age of 30, Lucy Maud

Montgomery wrote the novel Anne of Green Gables. It was a tale about an orphan girl growing up on Prince Edward Island. She sent the manuscript to several publishers, all of whom rejected it. Discouraged, she put it away in a hatbox and stored it in a closet. But two years later, her ambitions reignited when she reread the story. Again, she mailed it to prospective publishers, and this time, one liked it enough to turn it into a book. It soon became a best-seller. Since then, it has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into 36 languages. I figure you Capricorns are at a point in your own unfolding that’s equivalent to where Lucy was shortly before she rediscovered the manuscript she’d put away in the hatbox.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Toxorhynchites are species of

large mosquitoes that don’t buzz around our heads while we’re trying to sleep and will never bite our skin or suck our blood. In fact, they’re our benefactors. Their larvae feast on the larvae of the mosquitoes that are bothersome to us. In accordance with astrological omens, I propose that you be alert for a metaphorically comparable influence in your own life: a helper or ally that might be in disguise or may just superficially seem to be like an adversary.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Audre Lorde identified herself as a

black writer, lesbian, librarian, mother, feminist, civil rights activist, and many other descriptors. But as ardent as she was in working for the political causes she was passionate about, she didn’t want to be pigeonholed in a single identity. One of her central teachings was to celebrate all the different parts of herself. “Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat,” she testified. These approaches should be especially fun and extra meaningful for you in the coming weeks, Pisces. I encourage you to throw a big Unity Party for all the different people you are.

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LEGALS ADMINISTER OF ESTATE 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 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: Charron O’Neill; O’Neill & Woolpert, 1014 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401; (805) 543‑7695. Published Sep 05, 12, 19 2019.


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LEGALS (CONTINUED) 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: 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 40123, Santa Barbara, CA 93140; (805) 899‑3545. Published Sep 5, 12, 19, 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.

BULK SALE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY. In accordance with California Civil Code section 1988(b), on September 28, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:01 p.m. at 1200 Punta Gorda Street #6, Santa Barbara, California 93013, Santa Barbara Green MHP will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the personal property left by Rosalba Cordova at said location, including but not limited to: Huffy 26 Granite Women’s Bicycle; Eureka Airspeed One Vacuum; Maytag Centennial Dryer; GE Washer (top loading); Viva Self Clean Water Dispenser; Sony Digital Audio Video Console; Infinity Crescendo Speakers; Onkyo Compact Disc Changer; Multirapid Pressure Cooker; Epson Workforce Pro WF‑4730; Office‑Max Paper Shredder; Outback 12x7 Sport Dome Tent; Gibraltar Stool; woven propane fire pit table with propane tank; assortment of women’s shoes size 6 to 9; assortment of women’s jackets size small to large; wooden work bench with marble counter top; 4 tier metal pantry shelves; Werner 3 step metal ladder; 3 black storage bins with lids; 3 clear storage bins with lids; black wrought iron end table with glass top; 3 steel stockpots of various sizes; stone bench with decorative tile seat; Craftsman 2.5 gallon portable Shop Vac; yard umbrella with metal base and crank handle; miscellaneous glass and ceramic dishes and serve ware; Potted trees and greenery of various sizes; 4 shelf white cabinet with glass doors; wooden 2 shelf bookshelf; Seville Classics foldable storage cube; woven plastic lawn chair; Ear Piercing Selection set made of pure gold over medical grade stainless steel with cubic zirconia, tiffany pearl, and various other stones including all birth stones; Princess Heritage Stainless Steel bake and serve dish; Various ornamental items, including ceramic angel, ceramic carousel horse, wooden and glass decorative cups; miscellaneous home decoration; miscellaneous home furnishings; miscellaneous outdoor decoration; miscellaneous cleaning supplies; miscellaneous buckets and containers; 3 White lace tablecloths with embroidery; collapsible rolling cart; garden hose; wooden shed with locking door and one window; 2 trashcans; 1 woven trash can; plastic massaging foot bath; miscellaneous office supplies; miscellaneous office furnishings; miscellaneous books; adult unisex Nike park guard; miscellaneous CD rom music discs; Case Logic large CD holder; miscellaneous picture frames; 13 gallon Flex Tech drawstring trash bags; Hot Spa Heated Nail Bubbles; GiGi digital paraffin wax heater; 2 small wooden boxes; 2 plastic containers with no lids; miscellaneous alcohol bottles opened; miscellaneous alcohol bottles unopened; miscellaneous documents and records; Maglite flashlight; miscellaneous wall decorations; miscellaneous glasses and sunglasses; miscellaneous technological accessories; small ironing board; miscellaneous personal photographs; miscellaneous shoe boxes; Mexican Bingo card game; miscellaneous clothing accessories; miscellaneous small flags; 5 cans of Chicken of the Sea chunk light tuna; 1 roll Kirkland paper towels; wall hanging 12 hour clock; miscellaneous fabric; Kenmore sewing machine including accessories and bag; Igloo multi‑pocket small fabric cooler strap bag; miscellaneous thread and sewing accessories; commemorative Barack Obama election day decorative plate with certificate of authenticity; miscellaneous women’s clothing; miscellaneous men’s shirts and shoes; 1 small duffel bag; 1 black woman’s purse; miscellaneous newspapers; miscellaneous prints and personal cards; Retailers Success kit DVD from Quickbooks Point of Sale; small black desk lamp; Kirkland toilet paper;

Premium Source color paper 7 packs; Office Depot copy paper 3 packs; #10 security left window envelopes; 2 tubes of wrapping paper; hangers; Swissgear 3 pocket computer bag; miscellaneous yard tools; miscellaneous beauty and personal care products; small plastic 3 drawer storage, miscellaneous books, notebooks, and office supplies; miscellaneous used 3 wick candles. PROPERTY NOTICE of Seizure and Notice of Intended forfeiture Property was seized pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 11470 in the following case and the District Attorney of Ventura County has instituted proceeding to forfeit this property pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 11488.4. The case number and property description for each case is set forth b e l o w. You are instructed that, if you desire to contest the forfeiture of the property, pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 11488.5, you must file a verified Claim Opposing Forfeiture (MC‑200) stating your interest in the property. You must file this claim with the Court Clerk in the Superior Court of Ventura, at 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, 93009 California, within thirty (30) days from the date of first publication of the notice, or if you received personal or mailed notice, thirty (30) days from the date on which your received personal or mailed notice, whichever is earlier. Identify the claim with the applicable case number as stated below. You must serve an endorsed copy of your claim on the District Attorney of Ventura County, 5720 Ralston Street, Suite 300, Ventura, California 93003 to the attention of Deputy District Attorney Karen L. Wold within thirty‑ (30) days of filing your claim in Superior Court. The failure to timely file a verified claim stating an interest in the property in the Superior Court and timely serving an endorsed copy thereof on the District Attorney will result in the property being declared forfeited to the State of California and distributed pursuant to the provision of Health and Safety Code section 11489 without further notice or hearing. FS#19‑011 February 26, 2019 Ventura County Sheriff’s Department officers seized $18,045 U.S. currency at 551 Pueblo Street, #10, Santa Barbara CA in connection with a controlled substance violation of section 11351 of the Health and Safety Code. The seized property has an estimated or appraised value of $18,045. 9/12, 9/19, 9/26/19 CNS‑3290267# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

FBN ABANDONMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: YOSHINOYA 4146 at 1180 University Circle Santa Barbara, CA 93106; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 08/16/2016 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2016‑0002365. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Bao Thai Nguyen 7543 Sea Gull Dr. Goleta, CA 93117 (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 09, 2019. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy, Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 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.

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LEGALS (CONTINUED) 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: 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: 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: 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. 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: 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WEC, WILSON ENVIRONMENTAL 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PELICAN BAY PRESS at 6 Harbor Way #257 Santa 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 STATEMENT The following 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CHANNEL CITY AUDIO VIDEO at 726 East Cota Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Channel City Audio Video (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.

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: 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: 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 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: 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.

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 STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: LNG CONCERTS at 508 E De La Guerra St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ali Manzanarez (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 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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. 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: YOSHINOYA 4146 at 1180 University Center Santa Barbara, CA 93106; Kevin Lam 219 Pebble Beach Dr conducted by an Indivdual Company Signed: Kevin Lam Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 9, 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: 2019‑0002162. Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOPE FITNESS APPAREL at 816 Nopal Street #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ruben Vengas Jr (same address) conducted by an Individual 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002082. Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA VIPERS at 214 South Salinas Street #10 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; David Palmer Jr (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: David Palmer Jr. 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002117. Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SIZZLING LUNCH at 6533 Trigo Rd #106 Goleta, CA 93117; 212F Hotpot (same address) conducted by an Cororation Signed: David Chen, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 04, 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: 2019‑0002144. Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BROKEN OAK at 1316 Viola Way Lompoc, CA 93436; Amber Rose Hogan (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Amber Hogan Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 03, 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 Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2019‑0002137. Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: MAYA INCOME TAX COMPANY at 5874 Hollister Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Ernesto Martinez 104 S. Alisos St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ana Maya 717 E. Ocean Ave Lompoc, CA 93436 conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 04, 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: 2019‑0002143. Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SAFE START PROFESSONAL MONITORS at 289 Ellwood Beach Dr. #12 Goleta, CA 93117; Leah Fernandez (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 03, 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: 2019‑0002134. Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SEEDS OF LOVE LLC, SOL, SOL SB at 1072 Cheltenham Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Seeds of Love LLC (same address) conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Kelly Patterson 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: 2019‑0002075. Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SURFERS DELIGHT at 20 S Kellogg Ave Unit C Goleta, CA 93117; Jeffrey Svoboda 905 Vereda Del Ciervo Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by an Indivdual Company Signed: Jeffrey Svoboda Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 6, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002156. Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CHEF PHILIPPE, EVENTS BY PHILIPPE, PHILIPPE at 254 E. Calle Laureles Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Philippe Sautot (same address) conducted by an Indivdual Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 9, 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: 2019‑0002163. Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: POULIN SAFETY, 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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LEGALS (CONTINUED) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PHOTOPOSTOS at 132 Garend St. 1A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Marlise Senzamici (same address) conducted by an Indivdual Company 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0001956. Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KRISTI BORDEAUX WORLD TRAVEL at 1324 State St. Ste C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kristi Bordeaux 3945 Stacy Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by an Indivdual Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 9, 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: 2019‑0002173. Published: Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019.

NAME CHANGE 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. 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 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 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. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF GABRIEL MATTHEW RODMAN TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV04581 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: GABRIEL MATTHEW RODMAN TO: LACHLAN ALEXANDER KLUGE 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 Novmber 06, 2019 9:30am, Dept 6 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; SANTA BARBARA 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 Sep 03 2019. by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF LAURA OAKS & JOHN DOUGLAS ENGLISH ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV04615 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: MARISSA AYASHA REBECCA OAKS ENGLISH TO: MARISSA AYASHA REBECCA OAKS ENGLISH 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 23, 2019 9:30am, 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; SANTA BARBARA 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 Aug 30 2019. by Timothy J. Staffel, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF JULIAN SEAN HENDERSON, JULENE PEARL CASTILLO TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV04519 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: JULIAN SEAN HENDERSON TO: JULIAN SEAN CASTILLO FROM: JULENE PEARL ARMSTRONG TO: JULENE PEARL CASTILLO 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 30, 2019 9:30am, Dept 6 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; SANTA BARBARA 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 Sep 03 2019. by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Sep 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2019.

PUBLIC NOTICES CELLCO PARTNERSHIP and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 36‑foot Monopole Communications Tower (Ref. EBI # 6119003496). Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes.

The Site location is 4777 Vieja Dr., Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, CA, 93110, 34 25 38.65 N / 119 47 23.3 W. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is A1136906. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS – Interested persons may review the application (www.fcc.gov/asr/applications) by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review ( w w w. f c c gov/asr/ environmentalrequest) and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. 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 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. 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 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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Design Review Board Goleta City Hall – Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Design Review Board (DRB) of the City of Goleta will conduct a public hearing on the date set forth above to consider the following new project: Sign Review Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic Signage 5580 Calle Real (APN 069-160-050) Case No. 19-022-DRB Design Review Coast Supply Façade Improvements 5677 Calle Real (APN 069-110-059) Case No. 19-104-DRB Paint Spray Booth Building 99 S. Fairview Avenue (APN 073-080-015) Case No. 19-083-DRB PUBLIC COMMENT: This hearing is for design review only. All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/ or oral comments. All letters should be addressed to City of Goleta, Planning and Environmental Review, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or email to mchang@cityofgoleta.org. Letters must be received by Planning and Environmental Review no later than 24 hours prior to the DRB meeting. Materials received after this time may not be reviewed prior to the DRB meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The item in this notice is a new item. The DRB agenda may also include items continued from prior meetings. All persons wanting to review any project applications may do so by contacting City of Goleta, Planning and Environmental Review at (805) 961-7543. The Agenda, staff reports and project plans will be available approximately 72 hours before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. Publish:

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ORDINANCE NO. 19-13 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, SPECIFYING THE INTENT TO IMPLEMENT A COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION PROGRAM BY AND THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN MONTEREY BAY COMMUNITY POWER AUTHORITY’S COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION PROGRAM

On September 3, 2019 at Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta Ordinance No. 19-13 that elects and specifies the intent to implement a community choice aggregation (CCA) program within the City’s jurisdiction by and through the City’s participation in the Monterey Bay Community Power Authority’s (MBCP) existing Community Choice Aggregation Program. Upon completion of all necessary actions by the City and MBCPA, MBCPA will be able to enter into agreements with electric power suppliers and other service providers and, based upon those agreements, MBCPA will be able to provide power to residents and businesses at rates that are competitive with those of the City’s incumbent utility, Southern California Edison. Customers have the right to opt out of the CCA program and continue to receive service from the incumbent utility. The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance No. 19-13 at a regular meeting held on the 3rd day of September 2019, by the following vote: AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTENTIONS:

MAYOR PEROTTE, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE RICHARDS, COUNCILMEMBERS ACEVES, KASDIN AND KYRIACO NONE NONE NONE

The Ordinance will be effective 31 days from the date of adoption.

Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. Deborah Lopez City Clerk Publish: Santa Barbara Independent September 12, 2019

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