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“Rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious... It seems to speak to just about everybody.” The Washington Post The internationally-acclaimed “little orchestra” Pink Martini will deck the hall with festive holiday songs from around the globe – from timeless classics like “White Christmas” to Hebrew prayers, Chinese New Year tunes and a samba-inspired version of “Auld Lang Syne.” Presented through the generosity of Patricia Gregory, for the Baker Foundation Corporate Sponsor:

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A RELAXED ADVENTURE

volume 33, number 723, Nov. 21-27, 2019 Capitol Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22

Name: Tyler Hayden Title: Senior Editor

OBITUARIES.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 THE WEEK.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 LIVING.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Whoa. You’re not in California anymore … I’m spending three full, uninterrupted weeks with my wife, Chelsea Lyon-Hayden, the perfect partner in life and travel, who didn’t mind sharing me with these two, plus manta rays, geckos, Komodo dragons, and all sorts of other amazing critters.

Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23

Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Dining Out Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Is this like a Bali monkey massage? Well, at the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, the longtailed macaques tend to leave visitors alone, but these two juveniles took a liking to me for some reason. I think maybe they saw me as one of them — curious, hairy, and smelly. They were nimble and gentle. Felt their hot breath on my cheeks and heard their low hoots in my ears. They combed through pretty much my whole scalp and beard. Not sure if they found anything.

A&E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Did you leave them a tip? Right after this picture was taken, the little guy on the left took off with my sunglasses.

Cannabis Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

FOOD & DRINK .. . . . . . . . . . 43 The Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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NEWS of the WEEK by TYLER HAYDEN, NICK WELSH, DELANEY SMITH, and JEAN YAMAMURA, with INDEPENDENT STAFF

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aura Bode, executive for the Santa Barbara Rental Property Association, said California’s new rent-cap law is not as alarming as the recently passed just-cause eviction provisions. These will fundamentally change the rules of the game for 40 percent of California households. Bode — addressing the Radius Economic Forecast breakfast held at the Hilton Santa Barbara on Tuesday — noted the new rent-cap law would allow landlords to increase rents by 8.25 percent this year, well beyond what most landlords would ordinarily seek. Her real concern, she said, was that the new just-cause eviction laws will make it more expensive for landlords to terminate tenancies of renters for a host of no-fault reasons. In those cases, she said, state law will require landlords to pay tenants up to one month’s rent as relocation assistance. In Santa Barbara, she added, the City Council is considering provisions that could make some relocation assistance payments as high as $13,000. The council has not settled on a formula yet and nothing has been adopted. Bode suggested these new rules might spark a stampede from S.B.’s traditional mom-and-pop landlords — who’ve typically charged below-market rents, she said, to keep their units full — out of the business. They, in turn, Bode suggested, would be institutional investors more aggressive about maximizing their bottom lines.

After all the ballots mailed in for this year’s Santa Barbara City Council elections were counted, it’s now official: Challenger Alejandra Gutierrez squeaked ahead of incumbent Jason Dominguez to win by only eight votes in one of the closest elections in city history. That means District 1 — the city’s Eastside — will be represented by Gutierrez, who runs the Franklin Service Center, as of this January. Dominguez conceded defeat, saying Gutierrez ran a solid campaign. He would not be seeking a recount, he said.

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he City of Santa Barbara has gone to great lengths to save its downtown from becoming a ghost town. After years of trial and error, the City Council killed two birds with one stone Thursday. The council unanimously voted to allow more rental units in the heart of the Central Business District, a move that will both chip away at the housing crisis and simultaneously help revitalize the dying downtown businesses. The vote was one of several conceptual votes the council took at its joint meeting with the Planning Commission on proposed amendments to the city’s experimental rental housing program. The votes came after the Planning Commission spent over 10 hours preparing the whopping 22 recommended changes. The program, known as the Average Unit-size Density (AUD) program, was approved in 2013 as a way to incentivize developers to build more housing by allowing greater building density for rental apartments after the city spent 40 years with few to none built at all. The AUD program has an initial

Paradise Café owner Randy Rowse is selling his longtime restaurant to Acme Hospitality’s Sherry Villanueva. “I will retain a partnership interest in the deal, but will no longer be the guy who garnishes your mashed potatoes,” Rowse stated in a written release. Villanueva, he said, will bring “much needed youth, energy, innovation and cash … and make the Paradise into what it needs to be to go forward.” Rowse said the current staff will retain their jobs, saying, “The changing of the guard should take place around New Year’s.”

example, the 2019 citywide median rate for a studio apartment is $1,540 a month, but the studios at Arlington Village (an AUD project) currently run for $2,507 a month. The City Council recently passed a 10 percent inclusionary housing requirement for high-density projects to prevent this in future developments, but more reform is needed. The cost of land in the Central Business District — where the council voted to allow priority AUD housing — is the highest in the city. The council also voted to remove the priority-housing in the Milpas Corridor, where land costs are much cheaper, but the loss of AUD developments would theoretically be accounted for by adding them into the downtown area. Staff suggested removing AUD projects from Milpas because of safety concerns with overdevelopment in the —Councilmember Eric Friedman, on adding high-density housing to downtown area and worries that large rental developments would ruin the old neighborThe unintended consequences Friedman hood charm and character. referenced are the rental costs. Although AUD Many public commenters voiced fear that has been successful with creating rentals, removing priority housing on Milpas could they so far are market-rate and unaffordable, gentrify the largely low-income area, particudefeating the purpose of the program. For larly because it will incentivize developers to duration of eight years or until 250 new units are constructed. It’s currently six years in, and more than 225 new units have been built. “Once we make the decision [to add highdensity housing to downtown], we won’t know if it’ll actually work,” Councilmember Eric Friedman said. “We had unintended consequences with AUD, and if we have them here, we will have little recourse but to accept the consequences.”

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AUD, and if we have them here, we will have little recourse but to accept the consequences.’

A standing-room-only crowd piled into the Faulkner Gallery on 11/13 to learn how to deal with large-scale power outages. The meeting on pairing solar panels with battery storage, sponsored by the city and the Community Environmental Council, was so popular that a second has been scheduled for 12/11 at the Montecito Union School auditorium (385 San Ysidro Rd.) at 5:30 p.m. This time, microgrid solutions are added to the topic of individual home solutions, safety, financial considerations, and technical information from vendors. To RSVP, visit eventbrite.com.

STATE The State Lands Commission closed the first of Platform Holly’s 30 wells, said Jeff Planck, minerals manager for the agency, at an 11/7 State Lands meeting in Goleta on the decommissioning of the offshore oil platform. Planck said it has taken 15,000 man-hours to replace equipment on the platform and get it working again. State Lands executive officer Jennifer Lucchesi said her agency would begin the scoping work on what to do with the remains of Platform Holly by the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021. SoCal Edison has settled public-entity fire claims for $360 million, including lawsuits brought by Santa Barbara agencies for the Thomas Fire and the 1/9 Debris Flow. The county expects to get about $50 million. Of that, $29 million would go toward its costs for the two disasters and the rest to FEMA and the state Office of Emergency Services, which underwrote the county’s efforts and sent emergency workers and trucks. The city is receiving $6,771,882 of the settlement, as well as $23,918,529 that was set aside for FEMA n funds.

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Fire Station 12 in Goleta and the parking structure at the Betteravia campus; LED lighting and controls will be installed at both facilities. The project will also include the creation of 30 outlets for electric vehicle charging stations at the Betteravia campus, daylight-harvesting solar tubes, and a lithium-battery storage system. The board approved the contract 4-1, with District 4 Supervisor Peter Adam dissenting and calling it “a feel-good project.” Supervisor Adam has long denied the scientific reality of man-made climate change and has been consistently skeptical of initiatives to scale down emissions, although he conceded that the financial numbers for the initiative “don’t appear to be terrible.” The funding will include a $2.2 million 15-year loan from the CEC and a $614,000 10-year loan from PG&E. The interest rates for both loans are one percent and 0 percent, respectively, with payments to PG&E tacked on to the county’s monthly bill. The county General Fund will account for the additional $1.6 million. —Brian Osgood

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n November 19, the Board of Supervisors approved a $4.5 million proposal to move forward with the installation of new renewable energy infrastructure at Santa Barbara County’s Betteravia campus of government offices in Santa Maria, as well as Fire Station 12 in Goleta. With funding coming from a combination of general funds and loans from the California Energy Commission (CEC) and PG&E, the project is expected to pay for itself over 12 years and increase the county’s energy resilience in the face of mounting challenges presented by climate change. The project is expected to save the county about $ 5.1 million in utility savings through increased energy efficiency brought about by implementing things like LED lighting, solar panels, and lithium-battery storage, a net savings of around $658,000 over 15 years. The project would include a slew of installations meant to move the county in the direction of net-zero emissions and save money through increased energy efficiency. Through a contract with Endelos Energy, solar panels will be installed on the roof of

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fter four months of negotiations with the United Domestic Workers of America, the Board of Supervisors has approved a wage increase for in-home caregivers whose pay comes from a combination of federal, state, and county funding. Santa Barbara County is home to some 2,800 in-home caregivers, workers who provide assistance to 3,400 elderly individuals no longer able to live independently. The work is physically and emotionally taxing and provides the state with a financially attractive alternative to nursing homes, which are more expensive than allowing seniors to continue living in their own homes with the assistance of caregivers. The wage increase will boost caregivers’ hourly wages from $12.10, just barely above minimum wage, to $13.77, beginning in February 2020. In January 2021, the wages

will increase once more to $14.77 an hour. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) also includes an additional 20 cents per hour toward health-care services. At the November 18 meeting, the board also approved a resolution to recognize November as National Family Caregivers month. However, even with the boost to their incomes, $13.77 is substantially lower than the hourly wage necessary to meet cost-of-living expenses in the county. Many of the workers come from low-income backgrounds and are taking care of family members no longer capable of living by themselves. The services they provide have been lauded by the state as a financially savvy alternative to nursing homes, which could strain the state’s financial resources as a rising number of boomers transition into old age. —BO


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by Nick Welsh d St. George has yet to get canonized, but late this Tuesday afternoon, he performed at least two miracles in front of the Santa Barbara City Council. First, St. George — one of the biggest landlords in Isla Vista and throughout the South Coast — packed the chambers with supporters who testified so glowingly of him that anyone might have expected him to be assumed into heaven. More prosaically, St. George managed to forestall what looked like the certain defeat for the bitterly fought three-story hotel he’s proposing for the 300 block of West Montecito Street. Thanks only to a last-minute change of heart by Councilmember Meagan Harmon, St. George was given a onemonth reprieve to reduce the size of his proposed hotel, change the architectural style, and come up with a plan to offset the loss of the four MIRACLE MAN: Thanks only to a last-minute change of heart rental housing units that now occupy by Councilmember Meagan Harmon, landlord Ed St. George the site. But for Harmon, the proposal was given a one-month reprieve to modify his proposal. would have been denied as per the city’s Planning Commission 5-1 vote to deep-six it. into housing units and fill them with City At the heart of the Planning Commission’s College students, exactly as he had done, denial was housing. Planning commissioners they claimed, with a nearby vacation rental Sheila Lodge and Leslie Wiscomb objected he owns. that the project would eliminate four In addition, they noted the plans approved desperately needed rental units and replace by the Architectural Board of Review (ABR) them with new hotel rooms, of which, they differed in key details from the plans rejected claimed, there is a glut. To approve such a by the Planning Commission. To the extent project, they argued, would clearly violate anyone violated the city’s process, they the tenets of “sound community planning.” insisted, it was St. George, not the planning They also objected that the dramatically commissioners. City planners dismissed modern project — 45 feet high in places — concerns, stating St. George had played by would dwarf and clash with the immediate City Hall’s rules and regulations. Ultimately, the councilmembers were neighborhood. St. George appealed the commission’s torn. Jason Dominguez, Mayor Cathy decision to the City Council, arguing the Murillo, and Randy Rowse believed St. denial had been arbitrary. His supporters George’s project should be allowed because — more than a few of whom were tenants it complied with existing zoning, though — complained City Hall was violating the Rowse and Dominguez had qualms about process by changing the rules midstream on the size and style. Initially, it appeared there a project that would improve the values of were four votes to kill the project: Kristen nearby properties and revitalize a rundown Sneddon, Oscar Gutierrez, Eric Friedman, neighborhood. The proposed hotel, with and Harmon. Friedman cited planning scripture its coffee shop and rooftop patio area, conformed to existing zoning, they noted. St. chapter and verse. But Harmon’s opposition George, who did not speak Tuesday, sought was based in part on aesthetics and design, as well as housing. When it was clear the no modifications. Where St. George impressively packed the proposal could be conditioned to require the chambers with supporters who said things lost housing be replaced elsewhere and that like “Ed’s a visionary” and “Ed is a really St. George could modify the more intrusive good-hearted guy,” his critics gathered 500 design features, she changed her position. signatures on a petition against his project Friedman argued there was no way St. and suggested more unscrupulous intent. George could re-engineer the project and St. George, they argued, had played the engage the community in a meaningful system to secure permits for 32 hotel rooms, way in just a few weeks, one of which being far more than the 15 housing units he could Thanksgiving. Harmon countered that a have gotten according to existing zoning month would be enough time to see if St. rules. But his hotel rooms, they argued, were George was on the right track. At that point, much bigger than most — more than 500 she said, the project could be sent back to the square feet. Some included adjoining rooms ABR for further review. and kitchens. St. George, they suggested, The project is next slated for council n would quickly convert the hotel rooms review on December 17.

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build condos and other larger, more luxury developments without the push to build AUD rentals. Councilmember Jason Dominguez, who represents Milpas and the greater Eastside neighborhood, disagreed. “This is actually startling to me,” Dominguez said. “Since when did townhomes and condos become gentrification? … We are creating downmarket products for residents and then not allowing them to enter the middle class. We should want them to buy the property they live in; that’s central to the American dream.” Although the Planning Commission was split on the issue at past meetings, most of the council agreed with Dominguez, and they approved it 5-2, with Mayor Cathy Murillo and Councilmember Friedman voting to keep it. “I’m a no because it’s a major transportation corridor and rentals make sense there,” Murillo said. “There are bike lanes, the Cota bike lane, and you can easily walk from Milpas to Downtown.” The most radical idea was to not require any residential parking, potentially spurring residents to forgo a vehicle and use public transportation. The proposal would allow developers to pay an in-lieu fee rather than build parking in the downtown district, because downtown buildings are built lot line to lot line, making it difficult to create parking. Parking spaces are also expensive for developers at an average of $40,000 a space, so the in-lieu fee would encourage them to build more units because they’d only pay the

city $10,000 a space instead of actually building them. The council also moved it forward, although it will come back at a later time for more discussion and tweaking because the meeting was conceptual. Carrie Kelly, the executive director of the Downtown Santa Barbara Organization, supported the push to not build parking spaces, which many cited as infeasible for families who might want to live downtown. “I am married and a mom of a 3-year-old daughter, and we would be happy to forgo a car to live downtown, especially being the director of the organization,” Kelly said. “Santa Barbara has many public transportation opportunities.” The other parking amendments were barely discussed by the council, although the Planning Commission spent hours on them. Unbundled parking, which means tenants would have an option to rent their parking space separately from their units, was unanimously approved by the council without any discussion. They only approved unbundled parking in the Central Business District, not city-wide, which they discussed at greater length. The members also favored prohibiting new tenants from participating in the residential parking program city-wide, meaning that they won’t be given a residential parking permit to park in the areas of the city that only allow drivers 75 minutes to park. The council was unable to get through the rest of the proposed amendments in its fourhour meeting but will continue through at n an undecided later date.

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or nearly 25 years, the Montecito Journal has been a labor of love — not to mention volunteered slavery — by owners and father-son team Jim and Tim Buckley, who’ve infused their publication with hyper local news, photos of charity events, local columns, some deep-dive analysis, and one of the longest, best, and most argumentative letters-to-the editor pages anywhere. Beginning this January, the Buckleys will be running the Montecito Journal no more, having sold to Gwyn Lurie—a onetime Hollywood screenwriter and former ABC News writer who served eight years on the Montecito Union School Board. THIS JUST IN: Former Montecito Union school boardmember Lurie and a team of 42 mostly local Gwyn Lurie and a team of 50 mostly local investors have investors have amassed a $2.3 million amassed $2.3 million to buy the paper outright. war chest to buy the paper outright and provide the operating capital to get the broader range of community sensibilities, new venture going. Lurie said she’s not ready highlighting the breadth and accomplishto announce who her new editor and associ- ment of so many residents. ate editors will be but said longtime editor Lurie said the new paper would embrace Tim Buckley will be kept on as chief operat- online opportunities and social media and that the paper would play a more active ing officer. Given how polarized the national media role as an event platform in its own right. has become, Lurie said, “Local journal- Its inaugural event, she said, will be a politiism has grown more important than ever.” cal debate between 1st District supervisorial Under the new regime, Lurie said the Jour- candidates Das Williams and Laura Capps nal will try to include and reflect an even at Hahn Hall. —Nick Welsh


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anta Barbara City councilmembers met in closed session this week for a collective head scratch over a big-ticket loss involving a property rights case that appears to have serious ramifications for how the city deals with sea-level rise in the years to come. Last month, Judge Thomas Anderle ruled that the City Council’s refusal to allow Thomas Felkay to build the threebedroom home he proposed for blufftop property he bought on Camino de la Luz in 2006 constituted a “taking” for which he must be compensated. City Hall denied Felkay the necessary permits, citing a 1978 mudslide that destroyed the house not just on the property itself, but also on the property next door. Two years ago, Felkay sued, claiming he was denied any economic use of his property. City Hall countered he could still use the property “to picnic, swim, camp in a tent or live in movable trailer.” Even with the mudslideinduced restrictions, city planners asserted, Felkay could still develop 276 square feet of his property. In a 35-page ruling, Anderle made clear he didn’t buy the city’s position. Felkay, he ruled, had “lost all economically productive or beneficial use of the property.” Still to be determined is how much that property is worth. Felkay—who specializes in buying and developing environmentally challenging properties—testified he spent $850,000 to buy the land in 2006 and another $1.5 million trying to get the necessary city approvals. That does not include his attorney’s fees, for which City Hall will be liable. Calonne estimated those costs would likely run into “the seven figures.” Whether the council opts to appeal has yet to be seen. “We face a Hobson’s choice,” said City Attorney Ariel Calonne, explaining that City Hall finds itself caught between contradictory requirements imposed by the

California Coastal Act and the U.S. Constitution. The Coastal Act, he said, requires cities to prevent development from occurring on topography not safe or suitable for such development, but the Constitution requires property owners to be compensated. Reconciling these two for “the thousands of situations” he anticipates City Hall will encounter as a result of sea-level rise, Calonne said, “could prove to be a very expensive proposition.” In another significant courtroom loss — this one involving City Hall’s ability to initiate enforcement actions against unpermitted vacation rentals—the council authorized the expenditure of $75,000 to hire outside legal counsel to wage a legal appeal. Earlier this year, vacation rental operator Theo Kracke — who argued City Hall needed a coastal development permit to launch proactive enforcement actions against vacation rentals in the city’s coastal zone—won a major legal victory. The courts found that City Hall could initiate enforcement actions against unpermitted vacation rentals, but only upon complaint. Four years ago, the City Council unanimously passed an outright citywide ban against vacation rentals except in very specific areas. City Attorney Calonne had launched a proactive enforcement campaign, seeking out possible violators on the social media sites where they advertise and taking legal action. Kracke, a major operator, fell within Calonne’s legal crosshairs and fought back. He argued the city’s policy was at odds with the California Coastal Commission’s policy that the coast be made economically accessible to visitors of all income levels, not just those who can afford waterfront hotels and motels. The council’s more proactive enforcement strategy, he maintained qualified as a “project,” and as such, needed the blessing of the n Coastal Commission.

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months that few in the room knew about. All that brings the total number to five. How all this plays out has yet to be determined, but according to Dr. Cherylynn Lee — who runs the sheriff ’s Crisis Intervention Team training program—the county’s one co-response duo have responded to 394 calls for service and initiated 405 contacts of their own. Out of all those contacts, 66 individuals were placed on involuntary psychiatric holds and 59 agreed to have themselves checked into a psychiatric hospital. Sixtyfour were taken to the county’s mental health crisis hub. Of the 78 who were eligible to be arrested, only seven actually were. The program launched by the Santa Barbara Police Department reported that its coresponse team has responded to 349 calls for service, conducting welfare checks, some involving potentially suicidal or homicidal subjects. This data dump elicited much discussion about the need to establish baseline info against which future measurements can be compared. Such data will be crucial, Melekian stressed, when the grant funding expires three years hence and the county supervisors figure out how to allocate tax dollars. The program, he said, might be new to Santa Barbara County, but was hardly new. “Every place it’s ever been, jail populations have dropped and the time spent by police officers and mental-health professionals has been reduced.” Emergency rooms have similarly seen a drop off in volumes, as have emergency-medical and ambulance services. The co-response program, however, was just one of many discussed—and debated — by members of the Stepping Up board. Mental-health advocate Lynne Gibbs touted the results achieved elsewhere by Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) programs in which judges are empowered to order the treatment-resistant chronically mentally ill to get outpatient treatment. After three years, Gibbs noted, San Francisco’s AOT program reported an 88 percent drop in incarcerations and an 83 percent drop in expenditures in its patient caseload. Gibbs pointedly noted that a report on Santa Barbara’s AOT program had been slated for Monday’s meeting, and expressed open skepticism and suspicion that the report was pulled from the agenda at the last CONT’D ON PAGE 16 

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overnor Gavin Newsom issued a moratorium on Tuesday to halt the permitting of new high-pressure steam-injection wells in California. The sudden announcement apparently caught everyone by surprise. Even the county’s Energy Division and representatives of two of the Cat Canyon applicants couldn’t comment on the moratorium’s effect on the new steam-injection projects proposed in Santa Barbara County. But by late afternoon, a spokesperson with the Department of Conservation clarified that the moratorium applies only to high-pressure steam injection projects that would fracture rock. According to Western States Petroleum, an industry organization, the Cat Canyon projects do not require high-pressure steam injection. The proposed wells in Cat Canyon use a process that passes steam, not highly pressurized water or chemicals, down a well to heat the crude to a liquid that can be pulled up through the pumps, Jim Youngson, a consultant for Terra Core, confirmed for their new wells. Terra Core has permit applications in for 233 “thermally enhanced” wells, one of three projects undergoing intense scrutiny by environmentalists. According to the state DOGGR office — Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources, newly renamed the Geologic Energy Management Division, or CalGEM — the moratorium goes into effect immediately. Newsom’s action comes after high-pressure cyclic steaming caused massive surface leaks of oil in Kern County. The Cymric oil field spilled 900,000 gallons, 70 percent of which is water, more than five times the size of the Refugio spill of 140,000 gallons. The violations at the Cymric oil field have resulted in $2.7 million in fines against operator Chevron, according to the Los Angeles Times. Assemblymember Monique Limón’s Assembly Bill 1057 renamed DOGGR to GEM, reflecting a turn toward greater environmental protections. One of its most important aspects is the bond requirement for abandoning wells. Onshore production had insufficient security money required against spills or abandonment, according to AB 1057. Her bill increases that tenfold, requiring up to $30 million to plug an operator’s wells statewide. It is the first law in the nation to offer such protection. “When Governor Newsom signed my bill this year,” said Limón, “we not only transformed the mission of the oil regulator to protect public health, safety, and environmental quality, but we also increased the amount of financial security oil companies must provide to protect California taxpayers from cleaning up abandoned oil and gas operations — resulting in up to $1 billion of additional taxpayer protections. His announcement today is aligned to the work that I and other members of the Legislature have been doing to protect Californians from dangerous and costly drilling practices.”

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FULL STEAM AHEAD? Gov. Newsom’s ban on new high-pressure steam injection and oil well fracking seems to exclude cyclic-steam-injection, which is proposed at Pacific Coast Energy Company’s Orcutt Hill oil field (pictured) and three operators for East Cat Canyon.

The increase in bond payments helps close the estimated gap between existing bonds and onshore wells that will be phased out as oil production declines in California, which aims to be carbon free in its energy production by 2045. The cost to plug and abandon the 30,000 deserted wells identified in the state is estimated to be about $1.5 billion. California is home to roughly 250,000 oil and gas wells, according to the state Council on Science and Technology. CalGEM will be auditing its permit process for conformity with the new rules in AB 1057. Linda Kropp, lead council for the Environmental Defense Center (EDC), pointed out that Newsom included fracking in the moratorium. (Applications for fracking and other well-stimulation techniques are to be reviewed, per Newsom, in an independent audit by the state Department of Finance. As well, Lawrence Livermore Labs is reviewing a scientific study of pending permits for public health, safety, and environmental protection compliance.) “We know there were issues with DOGGR going back to the Brown administration and permits being issued without adequate review,” Kropp said. “That’s been concerning to a lot of communities, including ours.” From the announcement alone, Kropp thought, the state will not issue fracking or cyclic-steam-injection permits. “It looks very exciting,” she said on Tuesday, expressing “cautious optimism” that it would apply to the Cat Canyon projects. The president of the Western States Petroleum Association, Catherine Reheis-Boyd, said the health and safety of communities near the industry have always been important, as the men and women who work the wells also live nearby. “We are proud to be good neighbors and to support our state’s energy independence by producing oil that

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hich Montecito water customers should bear the greatest share of the $4.3 million yearly cost of purchasing Santa Barbara water for the next 50 years? A draft overview of potential water rate increases, presented by the Montecito Water District board at a sparsely attended public workshop on Monday, included scenarios that would raise the monthly service charge for most single-family homes from $45 now to up to $128 by 2024. Higher fixed charges would provide more fiscal stability for the district, the presentation showed, but small users would be hit with larger bills. The Montecito Water Board wants to buy enough water from Santa Barbara to meet about a third of the community’s annual demand. The city would produce the extra supply at its $72 million desalination plant, but the water shipped to Montecito would come from other city sources as well. The Montecito Water Board is scheduled to adopt rate hikes to pay for Santa Barbara water next April; they would go into effect on May 1. Under one scenario unveiled by the

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board this week, residential water bills, currently $142 per month, on average, would more than double to $291 by 2024, while commercial and institutional bills — large users such as the cemetery, golf course, and hotels—would increase by 26 percent during the same period, from $851 per month now, on average, to $1,147. With a city supply on hand, district officials said, Montecito could reduce its dependence on state aqueduct water, saving up to $1 million per year. The new rates would include increases to cover inflation, officials said, but the rates would not cover the cost of drawing up a groundwater sustainability plan, repairing district storage tanks, or building a wastewater recycling plant. On Tuesday, at its regular monthly meeting, the board for the first time stated its intent, in collaboration with the Montecito Sanitary District, to supply non-potable recycled wastewater for irrigation to the Santa Barbara Cemetery and other large customers. Estimates for that project range from $5 mil—Melinda Burns lion to $16 million.

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Mental Health cont’d from p. 14 minute. Behavioral Wellness director Alice Gleghorn has never embraced the coercive elements of the AOT program. In fact, she openly resisted its adoption by the county supervisors and continued to do so after it was apparent the program had majority support. Funding for the county’s program expires this June, and Gibbs and other mental-health advocates were hoping that the county’s own numbers would make a strong case for continued funding. Gleghorn stated that the report’s author explained to her—at the last minute—that she didn’t have the data. Gleghorn also stated that she wouldn’t have released the data to

the Stepping Up committee—or anyone else —until the county supervisors had seen it first, That, she said, wouldn’t happen until spring. This prompted Melekian — who chaired the meeting—to wonder how the report ever made it onto the Stepping Up agenda. Gleghorn had no light to shed. “No one contacted us,” she said. None of this satisfied Gibbs, who has crossed swords with Gleghorn over AOT in the past. If the numbers were available, she argued, they’d show the program saves the county more money than it costs. “Personally,” she said, “you’d have to be crazy not to n keep it going.”

Fracking Projects cont’d from p. 15 remains in California to provide affordable energy for us all,” she said. Reheis-Boyd stated California’s environmental regulations were already the strictest in the world and expected the upcoming review would bear out current practices. According to her organization, the new East Cat Canyon projects involved no hydrofracking or high-pressure steam injection. Instead, it fed steam into the well to soften the crude initially, and then used low-pressure cycles of steam to continue to lift the oil to the surface. The moratorium halts any new produc-

tion while regulators and experts consult on the safety of the high-pressure processes. The end result could be upgraded safety practices, updated regulations, new rules, or prohibition of the high-pressure steam injection and fracking processes, according to the California Department of Conservation. A second portion of the initiative will add protective requirements to public health and safety rules for residents and communities near oil wells. The state will hold workshops in the coming weeks to consult with industry and the community around it, with the rulen making phase beginning in 2020.

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We collaborated with the city Creeks Division to install LEARNING AT PLAY: The Oaks preschool’s Fairview Garden summers more native plants on our property—which led to increased confidence and a sense of ease for the kids. borders Mission Creek—and we reduced our waste by joining the city’s Foodscraps came to realize that children have a great capacity for Composting Program. self-directed engagement, or play, in such a natural Indoors, thanks to the Museum of Natural His- setting. tory’s borrowing program, we set up a nature corner Last summer marked the fifth consecutive year for that displays taxidermy mounts of animals, bird nests the Fairview Gardens program. At the end of each and eggs, and animal skeletons, bones, and skin. We session, I have asked the teaching staff, which includes invested in new field guides and binoculars. For the parent volunteers, what they noticed about teachparents who attend our weekly education classes, we ing outdoors at the farm in contrast to teaching at added nature to the syllabus. This led to “nature notes,” school. Their responses astonished me at first, but they which the children, and their parents, learned to cre- shouldn’t have. They said there were: ate and share. We used a blank artist’s pad to record discoveries made both at school and at home, includ- • Fewer conflicts, simpler cleanup, and less need to entertain ing a photograph of the great horned owls bathing in teacher Laura’s backyard, the story of Anton’s family’s • More-engaged children who were more hands-on, chanterelle mushroom hunt, Grandpa Steve’s pictures better listeners, and more reflective and worked of ant lion sand traps, and Fin’s family’s photo of a more cooperatively centipede and her eggs. • More appropriate risk-taking opportunities, and children took full advantage of these opportunities We made exciting progress in our school environment, but the natural world beyond our property beckoned. With approval from the parent board, we Parents also reflected on their children’s experience worked with Fairview Gardens on a nature-based pro- from their perspective. Parents said they noticed gains gram held during the summer. Fairview Gardens, an in their children’s confidence, as well as an increased urban farm about a 15-minute drive from our school, “sense of ease.” One parent said of her daughter, “Years had trees to climb, loose parts to repurpose, a chicken later, the Oaks program at the farm is still a favorite coop, a children’s garden, sunflower teepees, food memory of hers.” crops, and much more. Importantly, the farm had In recent years, in addition to our summer prointerns versed in environmental education. gram at Fairview Gardens, we have experimented We’ve had wonderful adventures on the farm. with offering elective family field trips on weekends When it is hot, “Sister Mulberry,” an ancient fruiting throughout the year. Our annual Oaks campout offers mulberry tree, provides an expansive shady canopy families a chance to spend a weekend in nature— for the children. The farm also has tables for activities sometimes for the first time. Our volunteer-led outand pathways to explore. The children learn about door committee has also coordinated day hikes, beach environmental sustainability: They water the garden walks, and visits to regional beauty spots like Arroyo with water they wash their hands in, and they compost Hondo Preserve and Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. their lunch leftovers. Over the past decade, step by step, the Oaks has As this off-campus program progressed, parents turned to nature as our best teacher. We have watched and teachers alike found a balance between being our children learn and grow as they tend plants, examprepared and going with the children’s interests as ine chrysalises, hike trails, wade in creeks, watch bird they came up. We found our sweet spot: Pre-planned, nests, and make mud pies. Our hope is that schools developmentally appropriate activities allowed us to and families across Santa Barbara will be inspired to have resources on hand when and if children wanted join us in the growing movement to rediscover the them (such as watercolors and journals). We also benefits of nature connection. n

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Dixie Brush

10/7/1926 - 10/27/2019

Dixie Brush passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara at Maravilla at the age of 93 after a long journey with Alzheimer’s Disease. Dixie was born October 7, 1926, the second of two daughters to Inez (Isom) Streeter and Harry Gifford Streeter in Santa Barbara County along the coast near Gaviota. A child of the Great Depression the Streeters moved from Lompoc to the small town of Westley in the Great Central Valley to start over after losing their ranch. Dixie grew up with her sister Shirley Streeter in this small farming community and attended Patterson High School graduating in 1941. After graduation she moved to San Jose where she attended Healds Business College. During WWII while attending a community dance with her BFF Betty Vincent and Betty’s boyfriend, Dixie was spotted across the room by a young sailor Virgil Brush. Thus started a journey that would last more than 65 years. They were married in Monterey, California on July 28, 1946 where they lived briefly after the War. Dixie and Virgil returned to the Central Valley to be near family and work on the ranch. Daughter Ginny was born in 1947 and Bill in 1951. Virgil ran an Associated gas station in Westley before moving to the Brush Ranch to be a dairyman with his brother Stanley for a time, and then later started farming. In 1957 Dixie and Virgil moved from Patterson to an 80-acre ranch on Brush Lane where they farmed for more than 50 years. Summers would find the extended Brush family gathering for impromptu picnics 18

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nearly every weekend in the River Bottom along the San Joaquin River west of Modesto. Over the decades Dixie became famous among the Brushes for her Picnic Potato Salad— a constant and family favorite. Requests for Dixie’s potato salad for 30-40 people were part of any family get-together. In 1963 Dixie attended Valley Commercial College to expand her business skills. In addition to doing bookkeeping for the ranch she worked for Barber Regal Stations before landing a job with the Social Security Administration office in Modesto where she worked until retiring in 1979. Her colleagues at Social Security became fast friends and in retirement they enjoyed many trips together that often included lots of laughter, concerts and gambling at Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas. Dixie and Virgil travelled extensively during the golden age of travel in the US as well as Europe, New Zealand and Australia. On one of their first trips they met Shirley and David McCrae who would become their best friends with whom they shared many adventures and amusing stories for decades. The extended family fondly referred to them as The Australians. Dixie was easy-going and up for having fun. She and Virgil loved going to movies, dancing to Big Band music and playing cards–Hearts in particular. They were enthusiastic grandparents providing many a pizza-and-movie night and back-to-school shopping each fall. She is remembered as a beloved grandma injecting fun and amusing Eric and Natalie with interactive Smurf-based adventures and searches for soap opera villains depicted in her hand-drawn wanted posters. Virgil was big on celebrating milestones—decade birthdays, decades on the ranch and significant anniversaries. In 1996 Virgil and Dixie celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends, at a funfilled event that included a cardboard likeness of John

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Wayne (Virgil’s favorite movie star) for guests to pose with on a pop-up photo drop. In 2004, Dixie and Virgil attended the California State Fair recognition of the 150 Year Anniversary of Brush Lake Ranch along with other Brush Family. In 2006 a good time was had by all who attended their 60th Anniversary after which they took a trip with The Australians who flew over to celebrate with them. Dixie became a devoted caregiver in the later years of Virgil’s life as he dealt with macular degeneration. Dixie remained on the ranch after Virgil passed in 2007. As Alzheimer’s developed to the point she could no longer live alone, she moved to Santa Barbara to live with her daughter Ginny. She loved Santa Barbara weather. Her days were filled with good humor, al fresco dining, the companionship of her cat Lucky and others who visited and enjoyed watching TV westerns and movies with her. In 2015 Dixie moved to Maravilla Assisted living and later the Enliven memory unit where she thrived on the interactive daily activities especially music. She was a lively addition to the residents and staff and lived her last years comfortably and happy, finally succumbing to Alzheimer’s Disease on October 27, 2019. She is survived by her daughter Ginny Brush; son Bill Brush and daughter-inlaw Glenda Brush; Grandchildren Eric Brush and his wife Amy; Natalie Thomason and husband Nolan; great grandchildren Dillon and Laney Brush; Claire and Reed Thomason; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dixie was the last member of our family’s Greatest Generation and this was reflected in her grace, stoicism and kindness. She will be long remembered as a loving wife, caring mother, beloved grandmother and aunt and by most people who met her —as a very sweet lady. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. A Tribute Gift in Dixie’s name at Act.alz.org/donate.

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Thomas Robert Wolf 6/24/1954– 11/6/2019

Thomas Robert Wolf passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on November 6th, 2019 at the age of 65. His passing came after living with ALS for 22 months. Tom handled the progression of his disease with the same dignity and grace as the life he lived. Tom was born on June 24th, 1954 to Robert Wolf and Josephine (During) Wolf. As a boy he developed a passion for building and flying radio-controlled model airplanes, a hobby that his father supported and nurtured. Tom would go on to specialize in scratchbuilding scale World War II aircraft, ultimately becoming a grand champion in the Scale Masters competitive circuit as well as being a master craftsman boat builder. He was also an avid water-skier and a skilled photographer. Tom loved to tend his gardens, and he cherished time spent in nature with his family. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1977 with a major in mechanical engineering, Tom devoted his professional life to a career with Raytheon as a mechanical engineer in the company’s electronic warfare division retiring as Engineering Follow. He married his loving wife, Deborah (Dunlap) Wolf in 1979, and together the couple raised four children, Peter, Brigitta, Gregory, and Kimberly. Tom was a loving father and husband who always made time for his family and forever set an example of what it means to be a good person with impeccable strength and integrity. After retiring in 2011, Tom and Debbie spent many years traveling and enjoying retirement together.

Tom was a beautiful man in so many ways, and he will truly be missed by all those who had the good fortune to know him. He is survived by his wife Debbie, his four children, Pete (Jennifer), Brigitta (Mark), Gregory (Aryn), Kimberly (Hart) and grandchildren, Asa (Jennifer), Renee (Robert), Zachary, Ryan, Pierce, Sara, Kane and baby girl on the way as well as his 5 great grandsons Jaxson, Taylor, Elliot, Alexander and Ari, and his two siblings Fran (Patrick) and Don (Barbara). Tom leaves a very large extended family and many friends who loved him dearly. Our family will always deeply grateful to Tom’s wonderful doctors and caregivers. A celebration of Tom’s life will be after the 1st of the year. If you wish to donate in Tom’s memory, donations can be made to: ALS Golden West Chapter Agoura Hills http:// webgw.alsa.org/site/ PageServer?pagename=GW_ homepage, Hospice of Santa Barbara http://www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org/

Mike Burton 1951 - 2018

A year ago, Thanksgiving, Mike Burton passed to the other side. He left his daughters, his partner, and his friends. We will miss his love, his humor, and his set shot plus tenacious defense. He graduated from San Marcos High School and was already part of a neighborhood pickup basketball game. He was one of the pillars of the game for 50 years. He was most proud of his ability to hit the open man with a pin point no look pass and had no patience for anyone who wasn’t ready. He played until just a few months before he died. Well played.


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11/19/1949 - 8/11/2019

Stephanie Roston was a true-life Super Women. She shed her “useless body” and passed away in her home August 11th and is at last free from her brutal daily battle with a ruthless enemy — ALS Bulbar. Ultimately, she won this battle. She never surrendered her inner peace or the joy and gratitude she drew every day from her love of family, her husband, caregivers, friends, family and her dog Sherman. She found constant comfort and respite in the house and garden she created. She was born Stephanie Adams to Sky (Walter) and Lorraine Adams on November 19th, 1949. Stephanie early on showed a fierce independence and “can do” spirit. She attended Saint Boniface Catholic school in Anaheim, CA and graduated from San Clemente High School in 1967 and graduated with honors from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Stephanie was very close to her father “Skee” and learned from him early on that working hard and earning your own money mean financial freedom. Her father passed away in 1973. Stephanie met her life soulmate Richard Roston early in life while attending San Diego State University. The attraction was quick from their shared passion in academia which they balanced with a shared quest for freedom, travel and a love of the outdoors. From the time they first met, Stephanie and Richard were inseparable. They enjoyed spending much of their time on the beach, travelling to Mexico and attending concerts. They enjoyed attending Renaissance Fairies where Stephanie recognized an opportunity to apply the sewing skills, she learned from her mother early and life to make and sell cos-

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tumes. After college she landed a job with Apropos designing a high end clothing line for women. Yet, Santa Barbara remained a beacon to the young couple who would ultimately relocate and pool their earned income to purchase an undeveloped parcel in Mission Canyon They married November 5th, 1982 on the property which they built together. Following her natural instinct for design, her talent as a seamstress, and considerable discipline as a businesswoman, she partnered in building a costume company, Central Casting, which provided costumes to old time photo studios theme parks and tourist destinations globally. Over the next decades the young couple rallied their favorite artisans and carpenters combining Stephanie’s keen eye for design and detail and Richards landscape skill, to build their dream home where she would realize her wish to spend her final days. Stephanie enjoyed visiting her large family for holidays, but otherwise cherished her time at home where she worked tirelessly on her business and house projects with a special love and attention to her garden. In 2014 Stephanie was diagnosed with ALS Bulbar. She was given a projected two years of life remaining, which she outlived due to the considerable strength of her will. She was a fierce, smart, and a determined warrior, angry at her prognosis and rightfully so. Early on, she studied as much literature about ALS published globally as she could. With the support of friends, she made contact with top researchers and doctors. Time and time again specialists would marvel at her independence, selfcare, knowledge, nutrition management that they found would add to their own base of knowledge about coping with the disease. Although she lost her ability to speak, we could still understand each other. I could read her eyes, as she could mine. She had done everything right, worked hard to live a private, healthy, simple and beautiful life. Grace defined her. Impeccable taste from the soft fabrics that draped over her long super model

physique, golden long hair that flowed from a face of indescribable beauty. Her husband Richard even commented on her final day with us that even ravished by her illness, her beauty was still undeniable. Her entire care team felt her grace, her diligence and the privilege of being with her, during a very difficult journey. We all appreciate deeper sense of intimacy she shared with us. It was a tremendous gift. Up until her final weeks, she still managed to run her multiple business, and always found a creative solution for every new hurdle. She had an answer for everything, and she was always right. She defined the words beauty and grace, not only by her stunning physical presence, but most especially by the way she lived her life. Stephanie did not want anyone to feel sorry for her because, as she said “Life was good, I am grateful for the life I’ve lived and have had a great happy life. I am thankful” She is survived by her beloved and devoted husband Richard, her sister Suzette Preston and her husband Dale, her brother Craig Adams, his wife Terri, her sisters Stacy Adams, and Shelly Adams. She is also survived by 9 nieces and nephews and 7 great nieces and nephews, her dog Sherman and adopted son Thomas Rollerson. Her mother Loraine Adams Tozer passed away on the same day at age 91. Her entire family and I are deeply grateful to everyone who helped us. We thank our friends and neighbors, Brett @ Kate Farms, Michael for his selflessness, patience and support in caring for Stephanie and me and his boss who connected us with the top research and physicians in the country. We are super grateful for the exceptional care teams and Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care. Stephanie Roston passed away with her family and her beloved dog Sherman by her side, just as she wished. Stephanie lived a beautiful and simple life. And despite her illness she lived everyday with grace, gratitude, and an indomitable will to carry on. She is an inspiration to us all. Those who knew her can feel her reflection; the hum-

mingbirds that drew her outside are a reminder that she is with us. Stephanie would love if you listened to her favorite song “When I come Back; the Hummingbird Song” by the band Venice”, and when you do so we hope you can see the joy that glistened in her eyes, feel the love that poured out from her heart, and embody the happiness as when she danced, no matter if her body kept up or not. Feel her joy, always. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care / VNA Health’ www.vnhcsb.org , C.A.R.E4Paws www. care4paws.org/shelter or Lhasa Happy Homes https:// lhasahappyhomes.org/dog/

integrity and conviction, with a great love for our Lord Jesus Christ will be dearly missed by many. Consumato est. A viewing and Rosary prayers will be held at the Old Mission Santa Ines on Tuesday November 12th from 6:00pm until 9:00pm Funeral Mass will be at the Old Mission Santa Ines on Wednesday November 13th at 11:00 am with burial following at Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard.

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Luis Garfias Perez 08/07/1921– 11/04/2019

Luis Garfias Perez, born August, 07, 1921 in Ciudad Hidalgo Michoacán, Mexico; went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November, 04, 2019. He lived a blessed and fulfilled life of 98 years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife and mother of their 16 children, Maria Concepcion Lopez de Garfias in 1996. Luis is survived by 12 children, 36 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren. He left this earth a faithful husband to his wife and children whom he will continue to love for all eternity. A resident of the Santa Ynez Valley since 1967, Luis made his home in Buellton CA. He taught himself to play the guitar and enjoyed being an active member of the Club de Guadalupe and the Choirs of the Old Mission Santa Inez and La Purisima Church. Luis was a self-taught man of great wisdom and intellect. In his younger years he peacefully fought for his faith through his public participation with the Synarchist movement in Mexico. Luis, a man of highest

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Anita Janice Marshall Klinger, 70, passed away on October 30, 2019, after a courageous 12-year cancer battle. She was an awarded competitor and trainer in the horse world for over 50 years. She was past President of both the Los Padres Trail Riders for six years, and The International Bengal Cat Society. An avid animal lover helping rehab opossums, skunks, raccoons and bats. Anita was also a member of the U.C. Master Gardener Program and found great joy in tending the La Huerta Gardens at our Mission. Parts of her will always exist ionically in the 3 heritage Olive trees she loved to tend. Special thank to her doctors, especially Dr. Mukul Gupta and the staff at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center of Santa Barbara who helped prolong her life through her valiant battle. Her Celebration of Life will be December 1st, 1PM, at the Santa Barbara Humane Society Education Center. Please bring your memories, stories and a dish to share at the potluck. For more information contact Lynne at 805-895-1161.

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In Memoriam

Donn ‘Bernie’ Bernstein 1936-2019

BY J O H N Z A N T s the plane approached LaGuardia Airport, I

looked down on the sparkling skyscrapers of Manhattan, but in my mind, there was a dark void. For the first time in more than a dozen visits to New York City, I would not be greeted by a big hug from Donn Bernstein. Bernie, or Double-N to his spell-checking friends, was a blazing force of good human nature. His boisterous personality, projected by a booming voice, might have scared the daylights out of you upon an initial encounter, but inevitably, you would warm up to his spirited presence and often become his friend for life. He was a sportswriter and publicist by profession. He started as a newspaper reporter in Berkeley and his native San Francisco. College football was his favorite beat, and that brought him to Santa Barbara in 1964, when UCSB hired former Stanford coach “Cactus Jack” Curtice and brought in Bernie as the school’s first sports information director (SID). When UCSB dropped its financially draining football program after the 1971 season, Bernie went big-time as SID for the Washington Huskies. After three years in Seattle, he was hired by ABC, the leading sports network, to be its director of media relations for NCAA football. That took him to New York. He spent the rest of his life there, migrating to Cohn & Wolfe, a global ad agency, after the ABC sports empire was broken up. Although the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple was ideally suited for Bernie, he left a big piece of his heart in Santa Barbara. He often came back to visit UCSB, which made him an honorary alumnus and enshrined him in the Gaucho Athletic Hall of Fame. In New York, Bernie would celebrate birthdays and other occasions at McSorley’s Old Ale House, the city’s oldest saloon, founded in 1854. It is ruled by a slogan mounted on the wall: “Be Good or Be Gone.” When he was gone, Bernie told his friends, his only wish was to have them hoist a mug in his memory at McSorley’s. After he died on October 16, word got out that there would be such a gathering on November 7. So there I was, with some 100 other people who could make it, all with a special connection to Bernie. They came with stories to tell from all phases of his life. Gaucho football players from the 1960s showed up. Several former UCSB students whom he had helped professionally were in the crowd. I was one of them. I met Bernie shortly after he arrived at UCSB in 1964, when I was starting fall practice with the freshman track team. He had a pat on the back and a handshake for all the athletes in the locker room. Later I saw him at work behind an open window in his tiny Robertson Gym office that he called his coke stand. Therein he pounded furiously on a typewriter, cranked press releases out of a ditto machine, and raised hell on the telephone in a voice that carried across the campus. He was one of my inspirations when I tried my hand at sports writing for the UCSB yearbook. Flash ahead to my graduation in 1968 with a degree in anthropology. The summer went by, and I had no job, no

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ONCE A GAUCHO: Donn Bernstein at Snoqualmie Falls in Washington, where his work with the Washington Huskies led to ABC Sports when television was king. Below, Bernstein at his favorite watering hole, McSorley’s in N.Y.C.

idea about my future. My brother needed a ride to UCSB for the start of the fall quarter, and just before I was going to drive back to Los Angeles, I ran into Bernie. Minutes after he inquired about my situation, he called News-Press sports editor Phil Patton, who was looking for somebody to cover high school sports. I had an interview two days later and soon began a 38-year career at the paper. Bernie’s own career took off at ABC. He had shown his chops when the Green Bay Packers spent a week training at UCSB before Super Bowl I in 1967, and he helped coach Vince Lombardi and the team with their press relations. At all the big games ABC exclusively covered — USC-Notre Dame, Ohio State-Michigan, Texas-Oklahoma, Alabama-Tennessee — Bernie was the guy behind the scenes, setting up interviews and preparing Keith Jackson and other announcers for their jobs. Network television was extremely competitive, rampant with high-strung egos, but everybody got along with Bernie. It was fitting that when Bernie was at UCSB, he met Phil Womble, a young man with cerebral palsy who was interested in sports, and brought him into the Gaucho athletic family. Womble was an inspirational fan of the Gauchos for the rest of his life. Whenever Bernie visited Santa Barbara, his first stop was Womble’s apartment. In 2006, the three of us celebrated a 200th birthday party at Elings Park. Bernie and Phil were 70, and I was 60 — the only one who survives today, with both of them in my heart. At Cohn & Wolfe, Bernie handled various sports promotions. Duane Freeman was 19 when he went to work for the firm, a trepidatious African American in a starchy milieu. Bernie welcomed him aboard. “He took me under his wing,” Freeman told me at McSorley’s. “He was the sweetest man, one of a kind. I loved him like a brother for 20 years.”

As he advanced in his seventies, Bernie was expected to retire. But Freeman, an office manager, took him under his own wing. “I said he can sit with me; we’re good,” Freeman said. “I love hanging with the dude.” Bernie produced an in-house newsletter before finally retiring at 80 three years ago. Bernie lived in a prime Manhattan location, 78th and Columbus. Engaging in conversation was his favorite pastime. “Let me say this about that…,” he would say to the old and new friends who kept showing up. The late Beano Cook, an ABC colleague, often joked, “Bernstein’s wife will be the first woman ever to die from listening.” Bernie was too involved with too many people ever to take a wife. That deficiency meant that his kitchen was unexplored, but he did take care of his abode. Every spring, Bernie planted flowers outside his door and lovingly tended them. He created a virtual botanical garden on his patio. In one of the flower boxes, a dove hatched a pair of eggs. Bernie named the babies Scrambled and Omelet. Sadly, their mother fled, and they did not survive. Bernie had his own battles for survival over the last four decades of his life. First quarter: He was accosted at his door by thugs who took him inside and beat him viciously with a poker. They wrongly assumed he had a safe full of riches. His sense of humor came out when he told his assailants, “I’ll write you a check.” Second quarter: Colon cancer, surgically treated, leaving him with a clean bill of health. Third quarter: A subdermal hematoma that could have taken him out if not for his hospitality. Concerned that he did not fling open his door, visitors summoned emergency medical attention. Fourth quarter: A serious infection and a fall that sent him to intensive care. There was a period of recovery, but then, on fourth and goal, he boldly went for it. He got up and took another fall. In his last act of generosity, Bernie had arranged for his body to be donated to Cornell University for medical science. His spirit hung in the air at McSorley’s as dozens of mugs were raised in appreciation. n

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Winner: Adam Schiff. Chair of the Democratic impeachment effort, the Hollywood congressmember looked bleary-eyed during his podium speech, but this crowd would have cheered him for blowing his nose. “You will forgive me if I’m a bit exhausted. It’s been an eventful week,” he said to a roaring welcome. “Our democracy is at risk. … There is nothing more dangerous than an unethical president who believes he is above the law.” Loser: Joe Biden. Leading the presidential pack despite pundit predictions of imminent collapse, the former veep skipped his second state party gathering this year. Avoiding a free-fire zone for booing from lefty activists who dominate state conventions, Biden remains ahead among actual Dem voters, according a new Public Policy Institute of California poll.

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Winners: Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. Sanders had the largest, noisiest band of backers among the dozen wannabes on hand, heralding his every move, applauding during a Univisiontelevised candidate forum, and keeping his Medicare for All plan front and center. Buttigieg’s low-key style contrasts with Bernie’s Howard Beal act, but Mayor Pete won plenty of love, even before a Saturday-night CNN poll showed him up big in (the real) Iowa. Loser: Kamala Harris. California’s Junior Senator took a torpedo the day the convention opened, when Politico delivered an unsparing piece detailing why her effort is imploding. Her campaign has “done great work, which has gotten us to the point where we are today,” she insisted, failing to note that “where we are today”

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Winner: Katie Hill. The former Santa Clarita congressmember, who recently resigned amid a sex scandal, was a surprise speaker at the Women’s Caucus, where she won an emotional standing ovation. Calling herself “someone who made mistakes,” Hill promised to stay active, noting she’d appeared hours before at a memorial for victims of the shooting at Saugus High School, her alma mater. Loser: Deval Patrick. The ex-Massachusetts governor, who just jumped into the presidential race amid concerns of Wall Street types about Biden’s prospects, made his first campaign speech — to the widespread disinterest of delegates: “I am not running, my friends, to be president of the Democrats. I am running to be president of the United States,” he said.

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Winners. Cathy Murillo, Jonathan Abboud. The rivals for Santa Barbara’s Assembly seat both hustled to meet and greet delegates, donors, and labor types. Women’s health advocate Elsa Granados also made a cameo appearance on Friday, but Mayor Cathy Murillo had the advantage of being squired by consultant Mollie Culver, well-connected in Sacto circles. Loser: Jason Dominguez. When he thought his City Council reelection was assured, Jason attended last spring’s convention on behalf of his looming Assembly bid. Fresh off his heartbreaking eightvote loss to Alejandra Gutierrez, he was AWOL this time.

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Winner: Amy Klobuchar. The Minnesota senator delivered the convention’s best line, arguing that her Midwest roots position her to reclaim traditionally Democratic Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, which cost Hillary Clinton the presidency. “I will build a blue wall around those states,” she thundered, “and I will make Donald Trump pay for it.” Loser: Gavin Newsom. Prince Gavin dropped by the press corps’ “Hacks and Flacks Dinner” at King’s Fish House (4 stars). He insisted to reporters that it’s way early to write off Kamala, whom he’s endorsed, rolling out the hoariest political cliché of all: “The only poll that matters is the one on Election Day.” —Jerry Roberts Oy.


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s a resident of the city of Santa Barbara, I am concerned about the accessibility of Chase Palm Park. During the past two weekends, I was prevented from enjoying what I thought was a public space, literally roped off, prevented from entering what used to be a nice family oasis. The area near the Carousel House is a peaceful place to take a book and read. It appears that this public park has become privatized, open to the highest bidder. Is this consistent with the original charter? —Simon Taylor, S.B.

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ennis Allen’s informative and valuable Going Green column deserves a much wider audience than those who venture all the way to the upsidedown real estate section in the very back of the Indy. With globally important topics on critical environmental issues such as climate change, fossil-fuel reduction, renewable energy sources, carbon sequestration, and more, Going Green goes far beyond residential landscaping as justification for relocating it to a more front-and-center position. It’s too important to be upside-down any longer! —Barry Remis, S.B.

So Long, Randy

This week’s news that Randy Rowse is retiring from the Paradise Café first appeared online at independent.com and our Facebook page, where readers reminisced and offered advice to the new owner. Peggie Jones Randy garnished my mashed potatoes? Love the Paradise…so grateful for their 22 years of support for Sings Like Hell! So many artists were fed there! • Joey Somerville Congrats on a job well done. Most people have no idea how hard it is to make money in the restaurant business. They see prices go up every year, and they complain. But most have no idea about an increasingly competitive market, insurance, increases to the minimum wage, cost of goods, and rent; and a staggering decrease in the talent of service-industry applicants, to name a few of the challenges in our industry. Linda Gunning The Paradise chili is the very best ever! I’ll really miss it if the new people take it off the menu. • Mark Moses Alvarado I hope the new owner [Sherry Villanueva/Acme Hospitality] keeps the bar decor the same, which reflects the original La Paloma. Thank you, Randy and Janet, for all your

hard work and hospitality. • Hilda Martinez Kirchmaier I remember walking by La Paloma after junior high. • Storee Lynn Jimenez I remember going to eat there with my parents. Sheila Lambert Thanks for all the good memories! I met my future husband, Thomas, in the doorway of the bar in November 1986. I hope the new owner retains the integrity of the building. • Jay Higgins I had my first lunch in town with my mom there in 1986. • Casey Stone Garcia I was just remembering it was my first dinner out after my move in 1987 … sat by Steve Martin! Greg Armand Good riddance. Rowse blocked all the food trucks in town for years. • Chet Santia III So did the new owner! It was the restauranteurs who pushed the city to create the legislation that banned food trucks. They wanted to squash the real competition that offer great food, at a low cost, and you don’t pay for the excellent presentation, you pay for the food and great service!

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adly, the first thing in view as you arrive toward the end of Stearns Wharf is the filthy MarBorg dumpster. The utilitarian seems to have taken over. This, I am sure, is not intentional. Everyone is trying to do the job of cleaning. However, the utilities, dumpsters, and trash cans are now the most noticed, prevalent, and view-blocking items. Please, there must be better less intrusive ways to do these important duties. I am a resident, not a tourist. As many often don’t notice the imposition of “business as usual,” perhaps a contest to improve the —B.K. Dillard, S.B. view?

For the Record

¶ Regarding our story “Making Montecito Safer: Part Two” last week, an alert reader noted Highway 101 narrows to four lanes occasionally between Casitas and Storke. It remains correct that the volume from the 1/9 Debris Flow would cover 23 miles of the 101 three feet deep. ¶ Last week’s story on the Mountain Ember Team should have said the group adopted three miles of Painted Cave Road, not State Route 154. Also, the team boasts 71 people now, not two dozen.

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at Best is one of those interesting studies in contrasts. He’s a man’s man not afraid to soul search. A five-tour Army Ranger who wonders if we ever belonged in Iraq. A Second Amendment defender and LGBTQ supporter. A savvy entrepreneur and goofball entertainer. But there’s only one side to Best’s patriotism, and it shines red, white, and blue. Born and raised in Santa Barbara in a military family, Best joined the U.S. Army straight out of high school. He went on to fight in one of the armed forces’ most elite units before becoming a CIA contractor. Suffice it to say, he’s seen some stuff, which he describes with brutal honesty and gallows humor in his new book, Thank You for My Service, now on the New York Times Best-Seller List. Think Ernie Pyle meets an NC-17 Captain America. As Best walks readers through his training, where he survived a flesh-eating virus in the swamps of Georgia, and his battlefield experience, including kicking down doors in Ramadi and blowing up cars full of enemy combatants, he makes something very clear—he enjoyed his job. A lot. And he doesn’t apologize for that. Best explains, in uncompromising detail, the attraction of the warrior mentality and how it fed his most primal urges. He also talks about how it eventually absorbed his whole identity and why it was so hard to shake as a civilian. Even before the book’s release, Best was a YouTube star. Many of his videos, like his writing, appeal mostly to a male audience, or anyone else who might like guns, whiskey, and women. Other clips riff, with both comedy and sincerity, on the unique experience of veterans. Best’s content clearly struck a chord, because he’s racked up millions of views and followers across the social mediaverse. Best parlayed that popularity into business ventures and

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veteran advocacy. He’s since relocated to San Antonio, Texas, where he helps run a clothing company, a whiskey distillery, and a growing coffee-roasting empire, all of which prioritize hiring former service members. The Independent talked to him by phone recently between meetings. Best’s book is available locally at both Chaucer’s and The Book Den. It’s also on Amazon.com.

The Socially Liberal Gun Guy Tell me about your life as a Santa Barbara kid. Where’d you go to school? Where’d you hang out? Where’d you get in trouble? I love, love, love, love Santa Barbara. I actually flew my wife in for our two-year wedding anniversary last July, and we spent it down on lower State Street in a hotel and watched the fireworks. My family lived in Mission Canyon, and I went to Roosevelt Elementary, back before it was all nice, when it was still a bunch of portables. Then I went to La Colina Junior High. I rode my bike everywhere and skated a bunch. I’d get in trouble doing kickflips off the La Colina steps. That kind of stuff. Then I went to Santa Barbara High School. I was in the botany club and an emo band. I was suuuuper cool. Oh yeah? Can’t say I pictured you as an emo kid who was into plants. What bands did you like? Oh man, I was all about Offspring, Blink-182, Pennywise, Bad Religion. We played a couple of venues out in Isla Vista when I was 15 years old, which I can’t

believe my parents let me do. We played in the quad at Santa Barbara High School a few times too.

Talk to me about the responses to your book. It’s really raw, and I imagine pretty polarizing. So far, the response has been super positive. I really wrote it for the people who serve in the military and don’t necessarily have that kind of irreverent outlet to help them understand they can vent creatively. But I also did it for civilians, to give them a little insight of the severity of sending young men and women to war. You’re always going to have haters and people who don’t understand what you’re trying to do or what your message is. I’ve been on the internet for seven years and have heard from plenty of people who disagree with me. It is what it is. All I can do is be a good dude and try to help fellow veterans by being honest. You dedicated the book to your mom. Has she read it? Oh yeah, multiple times. She even read it with her book club. Wait. What? Yeah, with all these sweet old ladies. I was terrified. I was like, “Mom, make sure they know I’m just a jokester.” But they loved it. They told her it was cool to hear where I came from and about the passion I have for my community. Do you worry about offending your hometown, it being a liberal place and you having some outspokenly conservative views? Well, first, I’m not a political commentator. I don’t know politics well enough to speak to them. I wish more people felt that way. But I am outspoken about my Second Amendment rights because I carried a gun professionally for 10 years, and I grew up shooting up in New Cuyama and Santa Ynez. I would get smacked up the head if I did anything unsafe with the firearm. I truly believe in the Second Amendment, and whether you’re

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How many employees do you have? Just shy of 200. We just built a huge roasting facility in Manchester, Tennessee. We do all inhouse roasting, and we take the utmost care in the quality of our product. I laugh, because we’re basically a bunch of gun-toting hipsters. We’re down-to-earth dudes who go out to the range once in a while. How’ve you adjusted to being a celebrity? That’s gotta be weird. Oh man, definitely. I didn’t set out to do this. Like you read in the book, I just started making stupid little videos to make my friends laugh. Then I blinked one morning and people in the military started recognizing me.

left, middle, or right, you’re all about American preservation of life. We never want to see a tragedy happen. There’s so much hate and divisiveness that’s used in politics these days. I’d rather make people laugh, and laughter’s unfailable in the sense that we can always find something funny together. But more to the point, I didn’t go fight a war for 10 years to come back and tell someone how to live their life. The unfortunate reality is sometimes with the content I put out, people think, “Hardcore Republican.” I’m like, “You don’t know me then.”

You seem to have avoided a lot of the challenges veterans face when they cycle back into society. I mean, yes and no. I had a really dark time getting out of the military, which I allude to in the book. But honestly, I’m a silver-lining kind of guy. I still have my own issues, like I have TBI [traumatic brain injury]. I forget things all the time. But I’m just thankful to be alive. We’re just normal people who went out and did extraordinary things in the name of our country, whether we believed in the war or not. I don’t think we should have been in Iraq at the time. But we were like, “Okay, here we are. Let’s figure out how to keep ourselves alive.” It’s why I sit on the board of directors of the Boot Campaign. PTSD is used as a blanket statement, but these guys have

So how would you describe yourself? I’m an American. And what is an American? Someone who’s white. Someone who’s black. Latino. Man. Woman. Gay. Straight. Transgender. I served with all those people in the military. We all came There’s so much hate and together in a commonality of wantdivisiveness that’s used in politics ing freedom and a good quality of life. And to love each other. That’s it. these days. I’d rather make people Like, I can’t wait until Texas legalizes weed, because I want to hang out and laugh, and laughter’s unfailable in smoke weed with my gay friends. the sense that we can always find Mark Twain said it best: “Patriotism is supporting your country all the something funny together. time, and your government when it deserves it.” Do you think our government deserves our patriotism right now? How did you feel about the transgender military ban? Or how we treated the Kurds? I just don’t really talk about if I agree with what’s going on in the White House. Fair enough. Then talk to me about your day-to-day right now. Well, I’m the executive vice president of Black Rifle Coffee Company, so I put probably 70 hours a week just into that. I want to say this, since I know Santa Barbara. People sometimes think, “These guys just want machine guns out on the streets.” No, Black Rifle stands for the life-saving equipment that my partners and I carried for years. That’s what the company’s values are built of. We’re here to support our own, because we don’t think enough people look out for veterans. There’s still a war going on. We’re 18 years into this thing. It’s crazy.

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memory issues, hearing loss, survivor’s guilt, mortal grief. We want to help them get to the root of the issue instead of just treating symptoms. We take them through brain scans, blood work, and figure out what the real problem is — let’s treat that and get them back to living happy, healthy lives instead of sending them to the VA and filling them with opioids.

Any plans to visit Santa Barbara soon? What about an event at Chaucer’s? I’ll be in Los Angeles shooting a music video, and I might try to sneak up there. Shout out to Chicken Ranch, my favorite restaurant of all time in Santa Barbara. I used to eat there every single day in high school, if I could scrape the money together. And Chaucer’s? Hell yeah. Frickin’ old school. I would love to do that.


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C O V E R S T O R YC O V E R all the hard work and sacrifice worth it. I talked as little about politics or policy as I could because, really, what did I know? I was the sharp end of the spear, not the guy aiming it. Most people, to their credit, were receptive to what I had to say and appreciated my perspective, but because they were also just so fucking stupid, the way they expressed their appreciation was where the insults happend. “That’s really interesting, I never thought of it like that. You know, when you first said you were in Iraq … you’re totally not as brainwashed as I thought you’d be.”

… After enough trips around the carousel of ignorance, I decided to hop off and stay home more often. Jameson is cheaper when you buy it at Costco anyway, and playing video games is way more fun than listening to idiots, especially since you can turn off a video game whenever you want.

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I will be the first to admit that for most of my adult life, if it didn’t involve weapons, war, or women, I had no fucking clue what I was doing. I was just faking it until, fingers crossed, I was making it. I was throwing shit at the wall and hoping something would stick. Now that these videos are sticking, I started to think a little bit bigger about what they might be able to accomplish. [My business partner] Jarred and I had already started to come up with all sorts of grand plans for the YouTube Channel and the Facebook page, but it was about more than that. It was about building a platform to convey a larger message. The one thing I kept coming back to — and issue that had become really frustrating to me — was the way people in our society talk about veterans. All you ever heard about in the news or on TV shows were things like the destructiveness of PTSD or the crippling nature of survivor’s guilt. And while some veterans do suffer from those issues, if Law & Order did an episode where a soldier killed someone, it was never because he was an evil prick who happened to be in the military (the Marines, obviously), it was because he’d done a tour in Iraq and he saw his best friend die in an IED attack and it broke his brain and then he came home and everything was different and he couldn’t sleep and it made it hard for him to hold down a job and then he got evicted from his apartment and then his girlfriend fucked his best friend and took his dog. Blah blah blah blah blah. Every veteran story was

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just this endless parade of horribles. What they failed to show, time and again, was my experience, which was the same as the experience of the hundreds of veterans I’ve known and served with who loved their time in the military and to this day view it as one of the most important, meaningful, enjoyable periods of their lives. No matter where you looked, there was no appetite for our stories anywhere. It felt like the forces that controlled the culture, that attempt to shape how we reckon with war and the warriors who fight it, had not built enough tolerance into the system, or put enough slack in the line, to accommodate the powerful notion that there are men and women out there who put their lives at risk to fight for others, to fight for an ideal, not because they had to, but because they wanted to, they needed to. These were the forces that convinced civilians to thank us for our service on airport concourses all across America, in solemn, guilt-riddled tones, like we must have been compelled, reluctantly, to sacrifice our freedom, when in fact we had proactively exercised it to enlist and do something we loved. As I continued to make videos, my goal was to speak to people like me. People who appreciated gratitude but had no use for pity; who did not need thanks for their service because they were more thankful for it than anyone could imagine. They were grateful for the chance to serve. I

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As always, find the complete listings online at independent.com/events. And if you have an event coming up, submit it at independent.com/eventsubmit.

11/21:

11/22: Teen Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament Zair, projectile, aerial,

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Take in an evening

or bair. If you are a teen and know these attack strategies, you are invited to participate or cheer on your friends at this after-hours Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. 5-7:30pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages 12-18. Call 564-5605.

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of sounds that merge New Orleans jazz and the rhythm and soul of Cuban music as well as cinematic visuals from the new documentary A Tuba to Cuba, a film where the band retraces its musical roots. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$50. Call 893-3535.

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11/21: Dream Catcher Craft Learn how to create an overall web design and weave a modern version of the classic dream catcher by personalizing your project by incorporating found objects and treasured keepsakes. 1:30pm. Goleta Valley Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878.

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11/21-11/24: The White Card Follow a conversation that is both informed and derailed by the black/white American drama in this one-act play that explores what happens if one is willing to stay in the room when it is painful to bear the pressure to listen and the obligation to respond. Thu.: 8pm; Fri.: 3 and 7pm; Sat.: 1 and 7:30pm; Sun.: 1pm. Studio Theater, UCSB. $13-$19. Call 893-2064.

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11/21-11/24: LaunchPad Preview Production: What Martha Did Follow a fractured family who gathers together to commemorate the 25th edition of Martha Fisher’s celebrated book of poems — all except Martha, who killed herself soon after the book’s publication — in this darkly funny drama about regret, facing the truth, and finding forgiveness. Thu.: 8pm; Fri.: 7pm; Sat.: 1 and 7pm; Sun.: 1pm. Performing Arts Theater, UCSB. $13-$19. Call 893-2064. theaterdance.ucsb.edu

11/21: Jasper String Quartet Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians and winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, this Philadelphia quartet will perform a program that includes Beethoven, Fung, and Schubert. 7:30pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. $20-$25. Call 963-4364. sbma.net 11/21-11/22: The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood The S.B. Junior High School

11/21-11/24: OceanFriendly Restaurants

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Performing Arts Club will present a hilarious, irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest in this Monty Python–esque retelling of the classic featuring a swashbuckling Robin Hood, a lovely damsel in distress, a scheming sheriff, and the Merry Men, of course. 7-8:30pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E Cota St. $5-$10. Call 963-7751 x4028.

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out loud with this goofy, high-energy comedian best known as a top-five finalist on last season’s NBC’s America’s Got Talent. There will also be a special guest. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $44. Call 963-0761. lobero.org

activist Ady Barkan will explore the existential questions that he has faced in the wake of his terminal diagnosis with ALS and that the American people have faced under the Trump administration. A reception will follow. 4-6pm, McCune Conference Rm., UCSB. Call 893-2004.

that emphasizes the collaboration between artist and audience in a mutual passion for the beauty of our natural world, from distant horizons to showered tree blossoms, from layered paint to minimal washes, and from bold color to subtle hues. The exhibit shows through January 12, 2020. Thu.-Sun: 1-5pm. Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St. Free. Call 962-5588.

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11/22: 38 Special Experience more than four decades of hits from this Southern rock band, including “Hold On Loosely” and “Caught Up in You.” 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $29-$59. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274. chumashcasino.com

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Out of the Box Theatre Company Presents American Psycho This

musical adaption of the Bret Easton Ellis novel, with music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a Wall Street banker with impeccable taste and unquenchable desires, in a satire that paints a pointed picture of the consumerism and misogynistic attitudes of the ’80s corporate world, a theme still relevant today. This production contains mature content and language. Fri.Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $20-$35. Call 963-0408. Read more on pg. 52.

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this playful adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, which is set in gossipy late-18th-century England and follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters — sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne — after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. 7:30pm. Jurkowitz Theatre, SBCC, 721 Cliff Dr. $10-$18. Call 965-5935.

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John Craigie, Shook Twins You have two chances to be a part of this engaging night of storytelling and folk music with singer/songwriter John Craigie on his Keep It Warm 2019 Tour. Fellow indie-folk band the Shook Twins will provide their beatboxing, banjo-head-drumming, lush-vocals sound. Thu.: 7:30pm; Fri.: 8:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $21-$57. Ages 18+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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The Investigation: A Search for Truth in Ten Acts

No Indoor Voices Productions and Roaming Theatre Collaborative proudly presents a reading performed by area and L.A. actors of this play by Pulitzer Prize– and Tony Award–winning playwright Robert Schenkkan that outlines 10 possible acts of obstruction of justice committed by Donald Trump. VIP seats included dinner, a drink, and a meet and greet. Proceeds will benefit the ACLU of Southern California. 7-10pm. Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. GA: $25-$30; VIP: $100. tinyurl.com/ASearchforTruth

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11/24:

Fantastic Fungi Screening and Q&A with Louie Schwartzberg

This consciousness-shifting film will take you on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. A Q&A with filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg and others will follow the screening. 4pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E Cota St. $15-$20. Call 884-4087. Read more on p. 37. luketheatre.org

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With an audience sing-a-long of holiday favorites, Broadway star Christiane Noll, UCSB Choirs, and Andy Einhorn from the Tony Awardwinning revival of Hello Dolly!, this family friendly program promises to deliver Santa Barbara the most heart-warming musical tradition of the season!

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and long-lasting holiday wreaths made by members of the Las Floralias flowerarranging club. Instructors will give practical demonstrations at 1 p.m. Proceeds will go toward a grant to benefit area school art programs. Sat.: 10am-5pm; Sun.: 10am-3pm. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Free.

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11/23: Celebration of Joni Mitchell Featuring Kimberly Ford This seven-piece rocking tribute band will celebrate an iconic singer/songwriter who touched millions with her nearly 40-year career with music that spans contemporary folk to jazz to and pop-rock with hits like “Blue,”“River,” and “All I Want.” 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $25.25-$46. Call 963-0761. lobero.org

11/23: Fall Garlands Workshop Artist Judy Nilsen will assist you in creating autumn garlands to hang up or wear. 10am-noon. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. Children ages 6 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Call 884-0459.

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11/23: Dan Navarro, Waldo Bliss Multi-talented performer Dan Navarro is best known as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Jackson Browne, The Bangles, Keb’ Mo’, Pat Benatar, and is out with a new acoustic album, Shed My Skin. L.A.based Waldo Bliss will open the show with their acoustic-based music. 7:30-9:30pm. Underground Exchange, 1016 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. Suggested donation: $20. Call 340-7893. ojaiartsexchange.com

11/23: S.B. Music Club’s 50th Season of Free Concerts These Saturday afternoon concerts featuring outstanding performances by instrumental and vocal soloists and chamber music ensembles are the largest year-round concert series in S.B. County. Celebrate their 50th year with a performance featuring Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, and more. 3-4:30pm. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call (619) 405-3218. sbmusicclub.org

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11/23: The Wooden Hall Concerts Presents Kai Narezo and Friends, Flamenco This workshop will teach beginners and seasoned pros how to understand and actually feel the compás — those flamenco rhythms that give guitarists such trouble. 3-5pm. Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St. $22-$25. sbama.org

SUNDAY 11/24

frey Peterson, this program will include marches, show tunes, and light classical and swing tunes, including some from Santa Barbara’s own Big Bad Voodoo Daddies. 2-4pm. San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave. Free. Call 879-5528.

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MONDAY 11/25 11/25: Vets Connect @ the Library If you are a veteran and would like to know more about benefits and resources you are entitled to, come chat with a Veterans Service Officer at the Library. Dependents and spouses are eligible for benefits, too. 1:30-3:30pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5621.

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11/24: Prime Time Band Winter JefConcert 2019 Under the baton of Jef

11/26:

Emma Steinkellner Meet this writer as she shares and signs copies of her new graphic novel, The Okay Witch,, which follows 13-year-old girl Moth Hush as she discovers that witches aren’t just in movies when she meets a talking cat and falls into an enchanted diary. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com

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Felber and will feature back-to-back performances by outstanding faculty, students, and alumni from the UCSB Department of Music. 4-5:30pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Free. Call 884-4087. luketheatre.org

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11/21-11/22, 11/24: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair; 6:30-8:30pm. Fins Mellow Company. 10:30pm-midnight. Fri.: Stacked. 9-11:30pm. Sun.: Irish Jam Session. 4:30-7pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com

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11/21-11/23: M.Special Brewing Co. Thu.: Mashugana. 6-8pm. Fri.: Afishnsea the Moon. 7-9pm. Sat.: Midmind. 7-9pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com 11/21-11/25: Red Piano Thu.-Sun., Tue.: Jason Libs; 5-8pm. Matt Fertbrandt. 8pm-1am. Mon.: Morganfield Burnett and Da Blues. 8pm-midnight. 519 State St. Free. Call 358-1439.

FRIDAY

11/21-11/22, 11/24-26: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: John Craigie with special guest Shook Twins; 7:30pm; $21-$57; ages 18+. BoomBox; 11pm; $17; ages 21+. Fri.: John Craigie with special guest Shook Twins. 8:30pm. $21-$57. Ages 18+. Sun.: Chris Fossek. 7pm. $10. Mon.: Motown Mondays: DJ Gavin Roy & Gerry Smith. 6pm. $5. Tue.: Hendrix Holiday II: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Benefiting Notes for Notes. 7pm. $10. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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11/22-11/23: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Fri.: Brian Kinsella. Sat.: Charlie Baker. 5:30-8:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 564-1200. 11/22: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. John Lyle. 6-8pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com

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11/22-11/24: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Stray Herd. 6-9pm. Sat.: Green Flag Summer; 1-4pm. Spoonful; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Uncle Uncle; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com 11/22-11/23: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Carmen & The Renegades. 8:30-11pm. Sat.: Dr. Wu Steely Dan Tribute. 8-11pm. Sun: The Reserve. 1-5pm. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free-$5. Ages 21+. Call 686-4785. themavsaloon.com 11/22-11/23: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (Santa Barbara) Fri.: Jumpstart. Sat.: Alastair Greene Band. 7-10pm. 137 Anacapa St., Ste. F. Free. Call 324-4461. figmtnbrew.com

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11/23-11/24: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (Los Olivos) Sat.: The Vineyard Byrds. Sun.: 3 Way Stop. 3-6pm. 2363 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Ages 21+. Call 694-2252 x343. figmtnbrew.com

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11/23: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 962-2668. sbjamesjoyce.com 11/23: La Cumbre Plaza

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Eos Lounge Fri.: SoDown. Free. Sat.: Matthew Dear. 9pm-1:30am. Eos Lounge, 500 Anacapa St. $10. Ages 21+. Call 564-2410.

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Photos with Santa Santa Claus will be visiting S.B. to chat about your Christmas list, take photos, and maybe give you a free gift! Sat.Tue.: 11am-6pm. Macy’s Court, La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave. Free$44.99. Call 687-6458.

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11/21-11/26: The Yes Store 2019 This S.B. tradition since 1968 is a cooperative arts and crafts shop that offers unique, handmade artwork from area artists. Thu.-Fri.: 10am-9pm; Sat.: 10am-8pm; Sun.: 11am-7pm; Mon.-Tue.: 10am-9pm. The store is open through December 24. 101 Paseo Nuevo (across from Nordstrom). Free. Call 966-9777. theyesstore.com

11/24: Grand Opening: A Crimson Holiday Enjoy refreshments while you shop upper State Street’s artisanal market, which will feature a large selection of handcrafted ornaments, jewelry, toys, cards, and kitschy items. The gallery is open through January 15, 2020. 5-8pm. La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. Call 453-4897. acrimsonholiday.com

11/23: Holiday Gift Market Shop clothing, candles,

11/26: Boys and Girls Club of S.B. Thanksgiving Dinner Enjoy a community Thanksgiving and delicious food

cutlery, skincare, handbags, and jewelry during this market that features wine tastings and delicious food and craft booths for kids and adults. Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. 11am-5pm. Koehler Winery, 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd. Free. Call 693-8384. valleywellnesscollective.com

11/23: 42nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K Run & Walk Run for a good cause and enjoy breathtaking views of the UCSB campus, lagoon, and beach. Proceeds will benefit the Chad Briner Student Staff Development Fund, which promotes leadership within the Department of Recreation. 8:30am. Lagoon Lawn, UCSB. $20-$30.

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while celebrating all that you are thankful for. 5:30-7:30pm. Boys & Girls Club of S.B., 632 E. Canon Perdido St. Call 962-2382.

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11/26: Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service clergy and religious leaders from Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Quaker, Unitarian, Roman Catholic, and Protestant traditions will celebrate and give thanks for the resilience and compassion expressed throughout our larger community in the past year. A cookie reception will follow. 7-8pm. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 963-3579. fumcsb.org

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11/23: The Book Loft Holiday Open House Stop by and grab a

and Peppermint, those slightly less famous reindeer, will arrive at the zoo to celebrate the holidays. The reindeer will be at the zoo through December 31. 10am-5pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$18. Call 962-6310. sbzoo.org

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snack while shopping this special sale, enjoying live music, and giveaways, and meeting area authors as they share and sign their books. 9am-8pm. The Book Loft, 1680 Mission Dr. Free. Call 688-6010. bookloftsolvang.com

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Montecito: 1100 and 1200 blocks of Coast Village Rd., 8-11:15am

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

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Middle East Ensemble

Saturday, November 23 | 7:30 pm Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

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here’s a visual magic that kicks off the documentary Fantastic Fungi, as time-lapse scenes of emerging and unfurling mushrooms brilliantly color the screen. That much is expected from director Louie Schwartzberg, a pioneer in this patient field of cinematography who’s been running his cameras continuously 24/7 for more than three decades. But as your eyes sparkle in awe, your brain opens to the astonishing information being conveyed by the audio, which details how intertwined mushrooms are with humankind and the earth at large. Then come experts, from self-taught-mycologist-turned-fungi-for-allprophet Paul Stamets to writers such as Michael Pollan and Eugenia Bone, who relay all of the astonishing things that mushrooms can do, from fighting cancer and healing psychological trauma to cleaning up environmental disasters and saving honeybees. It’s an entertaining, stimulating, eye-opening film, even for people who fancy themselves relatively knowledgeable on fungal facts. Schwartzberg answered a few of my questions last week, and he will be in town for the screening on November 24 to answer yours. I asked them a few questions about their latest book, which can be purchased at shop. brit.org. Did your interest in time-lapse photography lead to mushrooms or was it the other way around? I pioneered time-lapse photography almost 40 years ago because I wanted to film in 35mm like all the big feature films, but I could not afford the cost of film: $100 per minute. But I did have time and a sense of wonder, so by filming one frame at a time, I could afford it and spend my time chasing the light and filming clouds, sunsets, flowers, and mushrooms. When did you realize how impactful fungi are to the world? In the course of making this film, you set off on an adventure of discovery, and learning facts — like they can clean the atmosphere or oil spills, or that mother trees can nurture their young [through mycellia] — were all revelations I did not know. Why did you decide to dive into this topic as a full-length film? I like asking the big questions, like a 5-year-old child filled with wonder. Why mushrooms? Where does soil come from? This topic is so dense and varied that you could

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do a 10-part miniseries on all the aspects of mushrooms: bioremediation; cleaning the atmosphere; healing and feeding our bodies; indigenous knowledge and practices as entheogens; helping people who are suffering from anxiety and addiction to alcohol, tobacco, and cocaine; future solutions like myco materials to replace plastic, etc. Do you think the scientific community will further open its eyes to their healing potential? Yes. Johns Hopkins just received a $17 million grant to open a center of research for psychedelic studies. Were all of the sources excited to be interviewed? They were more than happy to spread the news. Imagine having a spiritual experience that you can’t share for fear of being prosecuted and going to jail. It is about time we have the freedom to have these conversations and shed light on the subject. It is a cultural movement that is exploding and unstoppable. Are you using mushrooms in your life? I use them as supplements, mostly lion’s mane for memory and turkey tail for building immunity. What do you hope your film inspires in the broader culture? I feel the underground mycelium network is a beautiful model for how we can live our lives — an underground shared economy where nutrients are shared without greed, for ecosystems to flourish. Communities survive better than individuals. That is why we are having these live events, for people to connect, as opposed to watching it alone on a digital device.

or such a cheery-looking, smile-invoking plant, the sunflower is a rather complex, even confusing slice of nature. For starters, it’s not really a flower but instead many thousands of flowers in one — the center holds the bulk of these florets, but each yellow petal is its own flower as well. I asked them a few questions about their latest book, which can be purchased at shop.brit.org. Things only grow more complicated as you step back and look at the entire sunflower family, which is known by multiple names. Historically, Compositae referred to the composite nature of the flowers, but today Asteraceae is the scientifically preferred name. Yet amateurs frequently refer to the family as the DYCs, for Darned Yellow Composites. That’s because there are so many, their composite structure can be tough to identify, and so many species look alike. Coming to our rescue is Richard Spellenberg and Naida Zucker, the New Mexico–based, husband-and-wife authors of The Sunflower Family: A Guide to Family Asteraceae in the Contiguous United States. I’ve known the authors for a few years because they are cousins of my wife, but only last year while visiting them in Las Cruces did I fully grasp how respected these retired New Mexico State biologists are on the world’s botanical stage. Almost a decade in the making, The Sunflower Family is the most exhaustive look at the plant family ever published for the nonprofessional, entirely written and almost entirely photographed by the authors. I asked them a few questions about their latest book. What does this book try to do? For the first time, it attempts to make the family accessible to the amateur. It does this by its organization, reduction of technical terminology, thorough inclusion of all genera north of the Mexican border, and reliance on photographs that illustrate the distinguishing features by which genera are recognized. For example, included are photographs that show the underside of the flower head, which has important diagnostic characteristics. The book is based on up-to-date knowledge that is reflected in classification. The information is useful for the amateur as well as the professional. As one’s confidence in working with the Asteraceae grows, the book becomes more and more useful.

Are there plans for greater distribution? After we do these consciousness-raising live theatrical events, by mid-2020, it will find a home on a streaming platform.

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Is this the first time a comprehensive book about the sunflower family has been published? Yes. It was the advent of the 30-plus volume technical, Flora of North America (FNA), and particularly the three volumes on the Asteraceae that were published in 2006, that made the project possible. The digital camera reduced cost and processing time. Huge online databases representing specimens filed in hundreds of university and standalone plant museums helped immeasurably in locating species in the field. How long did you spend on the book? The project haltingly began in the summer of 2009. We felt twice, early on, that it was not feasible when a couple of species rare in the U.S. could not be found. Each was found on a second try in another year, and the project picked up. We estimate we traveled 200,000 miles obtaining photographs. All but about 15 are by us. Tens of thousands of photos were culled to the 1,750-plus in the book. We probably took three long trips per year, and up to 10 short ones. We are fortunate to be in an area of high diversity of Asteraceae (the Southwest), and central to two other areas of high Asteraceae diversity, the Southeast and California. What are some little-known facts about sunflowers? It is probably the largest plant family, estimated 23,000 to 33,000 species in an estimated 1,500 to 1,900 genera worldwide. Of these, in North America north of Mexico there are 428 genera and more than 2,400 species. California is incredible; it has more than half the genera (230) and almost half the species (nearly 1,100). This speaks to the uniqueness of the temperate California climate, with mild wet winters and hot dry summers, and the state’s latitudinal stretch and topographical diversity. What are some of the most extreme members of the family? California may be the home of the smallest of Asteraceae in the world. They are plants that appear on bare, moist ground in chaparral, both in the Cudweed group. One, Ancistrocarphus keilii (Santa Ynez Bedstraw), was published as new in 2004 after being discovered by a professor at Cal Poly. It is rare, occurring only in a small area in the Santa Ynez Valley. The other, Hesperevax acaulis (Stemless Dwarf Cudweed), occurs more widely in the state. Both may be as small as 1/8 tall.

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AMAZING ASTERACEAE: The extensive family includes the Hesperevax acaulis (left) among its thousands of species.

In tropical Africa and tropical Asia, some Asteraceae are large trees to 100 feet tall! Hawaiian Silverswords are related to the California tarweeds and are capable of hybridizing with some of them. The silverswords have developed the habit similar to a yucca plant. The Asteraceae have a unique mechanism by which the expanding female part of the flower pushes the pollen into the external environment, usually without resulting in self-pollination. Are many species edible or otherwise useful to humans? For such a large family, the Asteraceae has much less use as compared to the bean family (Fabaceae) or the grass family (Poaceae), and several other families that provide vegetables. In the food category are artichokes, lettuce, endive, and salsify. Spices and sweeteners include tarragon, stevia, and inulin. There are sources of oils and seeds, such as saffron, sunflower, and Niger seed. Beverages can be made from chamomile. Also useful are ornamentals such as marigold, sunflower, daisies, gazanias, chrysanthemum, zinnia, gerbera daisy, and dozens more. Insecticides can be made from pyrethrin, while herbal medicine uses echinacea, chamomile, absinth, and thoroughwort.

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Did you discover any new species while researching this book? Yes, but not in the Asteraceae, and not in the U.S. A trip to the Sierra Madre Occidental in western Chihuahua revealed a previously unknown Astragalus (known as milk vetch or locoweed, in the bean family, Fabaceae) in 2014. I was not specifically searching for any particular Asteraceae but was photographing Asteraceae that might improve on photos of species occurring on both sides of the border. I happened upon this Astragalus, a genus that I specialize in. Are any species named after you? Yes, nine. Two in the U.S. and seven in Mexico. One in the U.S. was a small Asteraceae on white rocky ground in northeastern New Mexico, Packera spellenbergii. Why did you take on such a challenge? Both of us are teachers, and this very large, important, and often showy family of plants is not easily accessible to the amateur. Wildflower books abound, but none can fully treat the Asteraceae. The project seemed valid in this regard alone, and also something to productively fill retirement time — metaphorically, this was our boat — and a chance to see this great country. n

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but I know I do want to work in restaurants.” DP is the only one of the three schools that doesn’t offer dual enrollment at SBCC’s culinary program, but that will soon change. Ingram makes sure her students are well-rounded and ready for all the industry’s demands. They are taught proper table setting because “they need to know proper table manners,” and cell phones aren’t allowed when tasting the food because “the art of table conversation is lost, and these kids are the next generation to bring it back.” At San Marcos High School, even more emphasis is placed on general industry standards. Representatives who work in the service industry talk to students about how to land an entry-level job and work their way up into higher positions in lieu of college. Recent STUDENT CHEFS: Terri Ingram (left, in black) teaches a culinary class at Dos Pueblos High School, where students like Ryan Fitch (below) learn to make guest speakers from Panda Express focused their talk quiche Lorraine. on résumé building, first-time interviews, and what to expect in the service industry workplace. One of the speakers said she joined Panda Express when she first graduated high school, and now, 10 years later, is in management making more money and loves the “company culture.” “We probably spend like 50 percent of our class time in the textbook or with guest speakers like this,” SM culinary teacher Donna Barker said. “Sometimes the students get overwhelmed with the sanitation lessons and want to get straight to cooking, but I found having After classes on proper knife handling, kitchen outside speakers like this really gets them engaged.” very year, tourists visiting Santa Barbara bring upward of $1 billion to the city’s econsanitation, and general food safety, the stuWhen it comes to cooking, Barker teaches her students start cooking. Last month, stu- dents about resourcefulness. Now, for example, her stuomy. Yet despite the thriving tourism market, many born-anddents in Ingram’s Culinary Arts 1 dents are learning how to break down one whole chicken raised Santa Barbarans struggle to class were learning how to make into chicken piccata, chicken alfredo, and chicken parfind jobs of their own with livable quiche Lorraine as part of an egg mesan. “I try to get them to think,” she explained, “how wages. lesson. many different ways can I use a chicken fillet?” To help remedy that, three Barker believes any of her students could make a In true food-service fashion, Santa Barbara high schools offer the classroom turned into orga- career out of working for resorts and restaurants in Santa nized chaos as the class of about Barbara, and she even takes her students out on the visitskill-building courses in the culinary, hospitality, and tourism 20 split into four groups with ing cruise ships. “They get so excited when they see the industries. By the time they gradingredients and a recipe sheet. kitchens,” said Barker. “It makes it real for them.” uate, students are ready to either The four groups had about 40 Barely three years old, Santa Barbara High School’s move into Santa Barbara City Colminutes to bake the quiches and culinary pathway is the newest of the three. S.B.’s culinary BY DELANEY SMITH lege’s culinary and hospitality program, chocolate soufflés, taste test them, and teacher Anne Gott went through the SBCC program and tuition-free through the SBCC Promise, wash all dishes in a shared sink. recently worked in the industry herself, so she knows or they can go straight into making money in “I love the fast-paced environment,” said what her students need to be prepared for. DP senior Ryan Fitch. “I plan on going to the SBCC Santa Barbara’s top industry. “The coffee shop industry is big here,” Gott said. “We “Some people think this is an old-school home ec program to get a culinary degree when I graduate here. got funding for a commercial coffee machine, and I hope class,” said Anne Gott, the culinary arts teacher at Santa This class inspired me.” Fitch currently works at Old we can start using it and incorporating it into lessons this Barbara High School. “It’s not home ec. We teach them Town Coffee in Goleta, where he gets some on-the-job semester because it will really help these kids get jobs right away.” SBHS will be much more than how to cook; they gain real-world pro- cooking experience, but he fessional skills.” For example, students who complete the said cooking for his family at the first school to offer program obtain a ServSafe Food Handler’s certification. home is where he gets most barista lessons as part of “A lot of these kids feel confident they can land a job once of his experience. Fitch plans its culinary pathway. they get their permit,” Gott said. on opening his own “MexiGott said she also The culinary classes are one of 18 career technical can, American, and seafood” wants to develop her education (CTE) pathways offered in the Santa Bar- restaurant after he graduates classes to teach students bara Unified School district. As part of a greater state- from SBCC. more about the business Many kids in class said side of the industry. In wide initiative, California high schools are offering CTE addition to cooking and pathways for students who are interested in trades and they were taking it for fun and careers that require certificates or vocational training, to learn cooking skills, but cleaning fundamentals, but not necessarily college degrees. planned on going to college she wants students to “There has been an evolution,” said Tiffany Carson, for something entirely differlearn the cost of food, the district’s CTE coordinator. “Previous generations ent. Junior Tana Thananaken how much is approprilooked at technical education in a binary way — students said he took the class because ate to charge for a dish at either go straight to work or they go to college. Today, we it runs in his blood. His para restaurant, and how to want to prepare students for both.” ents co-own Empty Bowl in the Public Market as well as create products that are so unique people will pay more The recently upgraded culinary classroom at Dos multiple other Thai restaurants in town; he hopes to one for them. Pueblos High School reflects what students would likely day take over part of his family’s business.  “Part of our district’s mission is to prepare students for “It’s not so much the fast pace that attracted me to this a world yet to be created,” CTE coordinator Carson said. encounter in a commercial kitchen. Terri Ingram, who teaches Culinary Arts 1 and 2 at DP, models her classes class, but more working together in teams,” Thananaken “A huge part of that is giving students more options, and said. “I’m not sure if I will go to SBCC’s program or not, that’s what this is.” n after professional kitchens — fast-paced and stressful.

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es, Chef Harold Welch is from Barbados, and the menu at his justopened Embermill features plenty of Caribbean fare, from fried plantains to a pepper pot of octopus, scallops, shrimp, and crab. But Welch has the whole world on his mind, too — there’s Korean gochujang sauce on the wings, for instance, as well as an Ethiopian chicken stew called doro wat to order. In fact, the restaurant is opening a whole new world for Welch professionally. He still owns the Hummingbird Restaurant & Café in Solvang, which is rather humming- ISLAND EXPANSION: Harold Welch and his daughter bird-sized and currently Monique Welch blend his Barbados background with global being revamped. By open- cuisine at Embermill. ing Embermill in the historic Copper Pot location on State Street, as inviting to everyone, no matter their last occupied by Aldo’s, he’s pleased food preferences or health concerns. For the interior wine bar, according to have more room. However, to Harold, “We’re workWelch quickly admitted, ing on two menus, one “I’ve filled this space up already. I’ve got so vegan and both all much equipment at small bites, with home I can’t even pretty much everypark my car in the thing coming out garage.” of the pizza oven Home is key for — like Industrial Welch. That goes Eats, but not really for basing his food pizza.” in Barbados flavors They hope busiBY GEORGE YATCHISIN — which are bright but ness bustles all day, not necessarily hot-spicy keyed by a brand-new — and for bringing in his espresso machine. “This town daughter, Monique Welch, a student at is a breakfast town, a coffee town,” said SBCC, as a manager to “whip everyone Harold, who looks to the institution of into shape.” Lamenting all of the chains Republique in Los Angeles as an inspidowntown, she explained, “I feel we’re ration. “That place is amazing,” he said. just what State Street needs: local, fam- “There’s no fluff — everything is straight up. That casualness. That’s where I want ily-owned, unique.” “Unique” is indeed key. “Doing to take this.” Welch certainly knows of the best, Caribbean food is a draw itself,” said Monique. “There are so many pizza having worked back in the day at the places on State Street.” Instead, come to San Ysidro Ranch and the late Citronelle Embermill for coconut catfish, Barba- (don’t we all miss Michel Richard?). dos ribs marinated in molasses and rum, While Republique occupies a building crab and shrimp gumbo, and a tongue- built by Charlie Chaplin that served as in-cheek veggie Rastafarian eggplant the longtime home of California cuisine tower featuring plantain, lentils, roasted pioneer Campanile, Embermill’s 1031 State Street address boasts history too. zucchini, and hemp seeds. Healthful food is at the heart of Harold It’s the site of the Janssens-Orella Adobe, Welch’s cooking, especially since he was and the one remaining wall of that home diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1992. In was part of Manning’s Copper Coffee an effort to correct his diet, he’s lightened Pot, which opened in 1927. all his menus, removing excess sugar “So many people coming in have said and fats. To this day, he teaches numer- they once worked here or had eaten here ous cooking classes for patients with dia- back in the day,” Monique explained. betes at the Sansum Diabetes Research “We want to have a book for people to Institute, helping them learn how to cook write down their memories.” Added her healthy. In 2011, the Research Institute dad, “The energy and the feel in here is honored this valuable work by giving him pretty strong.” its Volunteer of the Year award. The Welches hope to see Embermill 1031 State St., 456-1212, embermillsb.com

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ber 24, chefs and restaurants across Santa Barbara County are taking part in Ocean Friendly Restaurants Week, which celebrates establishments committed to reducing plastic pollution. Participating restaurants will select a dish from their menu that was created using sustainable ingredients and donate a portion of the proceeds to support the conservation projects of the Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara Chapter. Participating restaurants include AH Juice Organics, Brasil Arts Café, Oppi’z, Rincon Brewery Carpinteria, Satellite, Bibi Ji, Bossie’s Kitchen, bouchon, Cava Restaurant, Embermill, and Mesa Verde. “Our family loves the ocean and we want to protect her by helping to keep it clean for our future generations,” said Daniel Yoshimi, the owner of Brasil Arts Café. “The ocean is our backyard and we are honored to be part of the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program.” The program, which is celebrating the conclusion of its first year, recognizes 32 restaurants that adopt practices like not using plastic bags and following proper recycling techniques. Platinum-level Ocean Friendly Restaurants go above and beyond to implement all 11 program criteria, including carrying sustainable seafood and implementing water conservation practices.

HAPPY CHANGES: Randy Rowse is selling the Paradise Café to Acme Hospitality after owning the popular restaurant and bar for more than 30 years.

“We’re so grateful for this growing community of local restaurants that share Surfrider’s passion for protecting our coasts,” said Morgan Visalli, a marine scientist at UCSB and Surfrider member. “Plastic pollution is a top threat facing our ocean, and we can all do something to address it by supporting our local Ocean Friendly Restaurants.” The program is a partnership between Surfrider and the UCSB Marine Science Institute and is supported by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, the Zegar Family Foundation, Emmett Foundation, and Cheryl and John Gerngross. See go.surfrider.org/sb-ofr. YUME MOVING UP STREET: I have confirmed that

recently closed Yume Sushi has taken over the lease from Bar 29 at 1134 Chapala Street, which is also the former home of Hungry Cat. Yume Sushi at 428 Chapala Street closed at the end of last month. Bar 29, which opened in January 2017, closed earlier this month. NEW MOVES ON ANAPAMU: Reader Primetime sent

me a photo of an ABC permit application that has appeared at 129 East Anapamu Street, the former home of The Little Door, The French Table, and Elements Restaurant & Bar. The notice indicates that the next occupant will be a restaurant owned by Bella Holdings LLC, where Elie M. Genadry is the managing member. KHAO KAENG LEASING? Reader Annie was looking

at office listings on Craigslist and noticed that 1187 Coast Village Rd, Suite 9, the home of Khao Kaeng, is up for lease. Khao Kaeng is open for business as usual, and it is not out of the ordinary for an established restaurant to test the leasing waters for interested parties. CHOPPA CHANGING? Reader Josh reports: “I am at

Choppa Ice Cream in Goleta and they were out of many toppings so I asked what’s up and they said because they were closing next month they are not restocking anything anymore. The girl behind the counter said that the owner was planning on turning it into an Asian food restaurant.” THANKSGIVING ADDS: I learned that two more restaurants will be serving a traditional turkey meal on the popular holiday: Ca’ Dario Cucina Italiana; Goleta; $30; 3-9pm; 884-9419 Frog Bar & Grill, Glen Annie Golf Course; $47 adults, $23 ages 12 and below; 11am-3pm; 968-0664

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Area photographer George Rose’s work is the latest exhibit offering from the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature. Titled Santa Barbara County & Beyond: Recent Photographic Landscapes by George Rose, the show comprises 20 landscapes featuring scenery from the Santa Ynez Valley to Morro Bay to Sonoma County. During his long, storied career, which included a six-year stint as staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times, Rose has shot everything from pop music (more than 40 of his prints are in the Rock &

in 2019, with their ages ranging from 10 to 20 years old. Like the great salons of music history, the Santa Barbara Music Club mixes professionals and talented amateurs in its ensembles and owes its existence to the efforts of musically inclined patrons and their preferred performers and composers. The club attained its modern formation thanks to a collaboration between Emil Torick and Betty Oberacker. Oberacker is a distinguished pianist and UCSB professor of music emeritus who is still on the club’s board. Torick was an amateur violinist and organist, and a leading sound engineer with CBS Labs. His inventions led to multiple patents for him and an era of increased fidelity on the airwaves of America as he developed a variety of devices for improving the sound of both AM and FM broadcasts. When he moved to Santa Barbara from Connecticut in 1997, he found Oberacker, and together they shaped the Santa Barbara Music Club into the resource that it is today. Without Torick’s generosity, many young musicians in this city might never have had the lessons or the instruments that gave them their starts. Eric Valinsky continues in Torick’s tradition by performing (he’s on the

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December 7 bill playing piano with Adelle Rodkey on Poulenc’s Sonata for Piano and Oboe) while pursuing a successful career in technology. Valinsky holds a DMA in composition from Columbia University. Other upcoming concerts include one this Saturday, November 23, also at the First United Methodist Church, featuring works by Schumann, Schubert, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn. Remarkably, all this takes place without funding from major grantmaking organizations. The Santa Barbara Music Club gets by instead on the income from an endowment made possible by Emil Torick and others, and on the donations of individuals. This brings us back to where we started, in the mutually supportive atmosphere of a private home. As a club, this organization seeks to increase membership, rather than to sell tickets. Valinsky touts this as part of an ethos that is “hands-on” and “noncompetitive.” The group aims to be that way both in the concerts it organizes and the scholarships it administers. Their goals are to bring music and music education to the citizens of Santa Barbara in the most direct way possible, free and open to the public. For more information, and to learn how you can attend one of these programs, go to sbmusic club.org. —Charles Donelan

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Unlike Lydia Davis, her great contemporary in the short-short form, Amy Hempel’s work is closer to the quotidian than the truly absurd, and in her new story collection, Sing to It, she continues to create stories that explore the strangeness of contemporary life: the one about the bomb threat at the movie theater that turns out to be nothing; the one about the day-after phone call from the wife of a home intruder; the one about the woman with a refrigerator “that freezes food as quickly as the freezer compartment.” Perhaps the most ambitious of the stories in the first half of Sing to It is “A Full-Service Shelter,” narrated by a bighearted speaker who works in a facility for abandoned dogs where “the ‘full service’ offered is death.” Hempel is renowned for fiction that is often just a page or two in length, but it turns out she is equally adept in a much longer form such as the novella that takes up the second half of the book. After using cocaine with her students, the unnamed narrator of “Cloudland” has left her job teaching at a private girls’ school in Manhattan and moved to Central Florida to work as a home health aide to seniors. Gradually, she acclimates to the world of snakes and alligators and punishing rain, and bit by bit she divulges the story that has been haunting her most of her life. “Cloudland” is one of those pieces of writing that is so gripping when you are in the midst of it that you don’t realize until you’re finished that you’ve actually been reading a work of literature, something that will be around for a very long time. —David Starkey

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or last weekend’s second installment of the current Santa Barbara Symphony season, the main marquee theme went alliterative with Mozart and Mahler. It’s hard to go wrong with those serious music repertoire pillars, from the classical and late romantic/ pre-modern eras, respectively, and the SBS, under maestro Nir Kabaretti’s assured guidance, did right by the scores—teenaged Mozart’s genteel Exsultante jubilate and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, a comfy chair of an opus. The Fourth Symphony is both bucolic and brief-ish (by Mahler-ian standards) at just under an hour. Special guest, Croatian soprano Anya Matanovic (heard in Opera Santa Barbara’s The Crucible last season), brought luminosity At The Granada and precision to both pieces. Theatre, Sat., Marquee aside, this specific Nov. 16. program should be noted as the moment when SBS met Bang on a Can. Composer Julia Wolfe, part of the trio of acclaimed contemporary music hub BoaC, offered a refreshing wash of new orchestral music via her hypnotic Fuel for String Orchestra (2007). Fuel is a synesthetic audio-visual treat, a 20-minute experience set to imagery by experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison. Morrison’s scenes of port/shipping activity in Hamburg and New York, pictured in timelapse and ultra-slow motion, are a strangely beautiful musical companion in Wolfe’s bustling, personalized minimalism. This is not your parents’ — or Phillip Glass’s — bland, triadic minimalist, but it involves a musical language steeped in tension and release, generating post-industrial adrenaline and atmosphere keenly suited to the film component. Like the classic

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Broadchurch (Netflix): If you haven’t seen this three-season (so far) thriller about a boy thrown from a cliff in a seaside Dorset town, I’d guess you’re new to the whole concept of streaming TV series. The Missing (Netflix): A little British boy vanishes while on vacation in France, and while a French detective leads the ultra-twisty investigation, his heartbroken parents pursue their own leads amid a fractured relationship. This is one of the most harrowing suspense stories around. Three seasons that will make you late for work the next mornings.

The Disappearance (“Disparue”) (Acorn TV via Amazon): One reviewer said that watching this French police thriller is “like playing Twister in a tornado.” When a beautiful teenager goes missing in Lyons, the mystery is gripping, the acting is stellar, and what happens to her friends and family is almost as absorbing as what happened to her. One season. No Second Chance (Netflix): This is also from France, though adapted from a thriller by the American writer Harlan Coben. From the outset, you literally won’t know what hit you. A doctor hunts for her kidnapped baby, and bad guys, suspicious cops, neighborhood secrets, and lies add up to one sensational season.

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In Blade Runner 2049, Los Angeles looks much the same as it did 30 years prior, but it’s the interiors that convey the power relations of this milieu. The replicants of the earlier movie — massproduced humanoids designed to colonize other planets and do humans’ dirty work — have been refined to eliminate their capacity for emotion and will to power. Enter K (Ryan Gosling), a replicant “blade runner” tasked with tracking down the last rogue replicants of the previous generation. K’s search constitutes a discussion-worthy narrative arc about selfhood, memory, and the technologization of humanity. But it’s couched in an even bleaker vision — one in which neither individuality nor collectivity seems possible. (AT)

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PREMIERES A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (109 mins., NR) Tom Hanks dons Fred Rogers’s buttonup sweater and sneakers for his portrayal of the TV icon in this biopic. Based the 1989 Esquire article, the film shows how the jaded journalist Lloyd Vogel’s (Matthew Rhys) life is transformed after spending time with Rogers for the story. 21 Bridges (99 mins., R) Chadwick Boseman plays NYPD detective Andre Davis, who makes the call to shut down the 21 bridges leading in and out of Manhattan in order to trap — and find — two alleged cop killers. Stephan James, Taylor Kitsch, Sienna Miller, and J.K. Simmons also star.

Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest (95 mins., NR) Anton Corbijn directed this film, which includes live footage of the band’s last two concerts of their Global Spirit Tour in Berlin, Germany, and delves into the lives of six über-fans as they make their way from their hometowns to the show. Frozen II (104 mins., PG) It’s been three years since Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) and company’s last adventure, and they are about to embark on a new one. Elsa begins hearing strange sounds that call her to the north beyond Arendelle. Elsa, Anna, Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad), and Sven journey afar and end up saving their kingdom.

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a&e | FILM & TV CONT’D FROM P. 53 NOW SHOWING Charlie’s Angels (118 mins., PG-13) Elizabeth Banks wrote and directed this iteration of the Charlie’s Angels storyline. The Townsend agency has gone international, with multiple teams, each with their own Bosleys. This time, Sabina (Kristen Stewart), Elena (Naomi Scott), and Jane (Ella Balinska) must work together to deactivate a dangerous technology. Doctor Sleep (151 mins., R) See Danny Torrance all grown up in this sequel to The Shining. Danny (Ewan McGregor), who struggles with PTSD from his experience at the Overlook Hotel, where he and his parents spent a horrific winter, has kept his psychic powers at bay enough to create a peaceful life. Everything changes, however, when he meets Abra Stone (Kyliegh Curran), who also has “the shine,” and she enlists his help to defeat the evil Rose the Hat. Downton Abbey (121 mins., PG) See the Crawley family and its servants as the beloved series makes the leap to the big screen. Ford v Ferrari (152 mins., PG-13) James Mangold (Logan, 3:10 to Yuma) directs this biopic about the Ford visionary designer, Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon), and his British driver, Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who were determined to build a car that could beat the Ferrari racing team at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.

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Martin Scorsese’s truly masterful new film is a 3.5-hour epic spanning 40 years in the life of hitman/mob-Teamster errand thug Frank Sheeran (Robert DeNiro), henchman to Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), in a long lead-up to the Teamster icon’s disappearing act. As with many a Scorsese film, from Raging Bull to Wolf of Wall Street, moments of sensory explosivity and ultra-violence punctuate a morality tale in which internal struggles and even spiritual dimensions are conveyed in a uniquely cinematic way. In this adaptation of Charles Brandt’s memoir, I Heard You Paint Houses, the terms “painting houses” and “it is what it is” take on new, chilling meaning. (JW) Riviera

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Midway (138 mins., PG-13) Six months after the Pearl Harbor attack, the U.S. struck back with a devastating Naval assault in the Pacific Theater that proved irreparable for the Japanese Imperial forces. Director Roland Emmerich brings that epic battle to the big screen, following the U.S. sailors and aviators who fought.

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Motherless Brooklyn (144 mins., R) Edward Norton wrote, produced, directed, and stars in this crime drama based on Jonathan Lethem’s book of the same name. Norton plays Lionel Essrog, a 1950s private investigator with Tourette syndrome, who is on a mission to discover what happened to his mentor. Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, and Willem Dafoe also star.

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Todd Phillips’s Joker is one of the year’s most jarring and introspective films. As Arthur Fleck (aka Joker), Joaquin Phoenix’s transition from shy recluse to absolute maniac is done perfectly, using pivotal moments in the film as fuel for quintessential character development. The music score complements the immense levels of suspense, paralleling the deterioration of Arthur’s wellbeing. While there are a few weak bits and pieces of the narrative, they aren’t enough to take away from Phoenix’s superb performance and the film as a whole. (AM)

The Good Liar (109 mins., R) Sir Ian McKellen stars in this thriller as a Roy, a con artist who begins to fall in love with his mark, a wealthy widow, Betty (Helen Mirren). Based on Nicholas Searle’s book of the same name.

Jojo Rabbit (108 mins., PG-13) This black comedy is an adaptation of the book Caging Skies, which tells of a Hitler Youth member, 10-year-old Jojo Betzler, who discovers that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) has been hiding a Jewish girl, Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Rather than turning her in, Jojo interviews her for a research book for the Nazis about Jews. Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson also star.

Harriet (125 mins., PG-13) Cynthia Erivo (Widows, Bad Times at the El Royale) stars in this titular role about the courageous, legendary abolitionist who guided hundreds via the Underground Railroad to freedom in the North. Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Janelle Monáe also star.

Last Christmas (102 mins., PG-13) Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy) offers up this rom-com about Kate (Emilia Clarke), a down-on-her-luck woman who takes a job as a department store elf during Christmas. While there, she meets Tom (Henry Golding) who ends up changing the direction of her life.

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Deep into the layered folds of Pedro Almodóvar’s atmospheric and powerful new film, a typically stylish and slyly semiautobiographical entry in the director’s filmography, our aging director protagonist (Antonio Banderas) utters a mantra-like statement: “Cinema saved me.” In his own way, the sensual iconoclast Almodóvar has helped saved cinema. The film is a triumphant late-period, valedictory self-reflection, sometimes evocative of a quieter, gentler variation on Fellini’s artfully navel-gazing cinematic tour de force. (JW)

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Parasite (133 mins., R) Director Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Snowpiercer) helms this black comedy thriller about two families — one rich, one poor — whose lives become inextricably and murderously entwined. Playing with Fire (96 mins., PG) This family-friendly film stars John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jon Leguizamo as firefighters who rescue three kids. Mayhem ensues.

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Terminator: Dark Fate (128 mins., R) This is the sixth installment in the Terminator franchise, and, according to director James Cameron, a direct sequel to his 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It’s nearly 30 years later and there is a new, liquid metal Terminator (Gabriel Luna) sent from the future to kill Dani Ramos. Enter Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), T-` (Arnold Schwarzenegger), and hybrid cyborg/human Grace (Mackenzie Davis) to save her from her fate. Warrior Queen of Jhansi (102 mins., R) This period drama tells the story of the Rani of Jhansi (Devika Bhise), a feminist icon known as the Joan of Arc of the East, who led her people in the 1857 rebellion against the British East India Company, which loosened Britain’s stronghold.

The above films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, November 22, through WEDNESDAY, November 28. Our critics’ reviews are followed by initials: AM (Antonio Morales), AT (Athena Tan), and JW (Josef Woodard). The symbol O indicates the film is recommended. The symbol ➤ indicates a new review.

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interested into getting into fights than playing skillfully early in the season. But they went undefeated in the Channel League and were on their game throughout the playoffs. A big hurdle was their quarterfinal showdown against No. 2–seeded Los Osos. It went into overtime, and sophomore Ryan Drake scored a last-second goal for an 11-10 win. Drake went spearfishing the next day and lacerated his hand, requiring surgery. But the Dons had seniors like Chase Raisin and Dylan Fogg who came through in the semis and final. Raisin signed a national letter of intent last week to play at Santa Clara University. Dos Pueblos star Ethan Parrish signed with Stanford. TOUGH BRACKET: The good news is that UCSB will be play-

ing in the NCAA men’s soccer tournament for the first time since 2015. The harsh news is that a minefield lies between the Gauchos and the 2019 College Cup in Cary, N.C., starting with tonight’s (Thursday, Nov. 21) first-round match against Cal at Harder Stadium. If they get by the Golden Bears, who have given them fits over the years, the unseeded Gauchos will have to travel to face St. Mary’s on Sunday afternoon. Round three, if they get that far, would likely be at Indiana, an eight-time national champion. UCSB put itself in that situation by losing the Big West Tournament final to UC Davis, which drew a No. 14 seed and a bye to the second round. Gaucho coach Tim Vom Steeg pins his hopes on the belief that “there’s huge parity in college soccer.” He predicted that “four or five” of the 16 seeded teams will go down in their first game. Past experience tells him that a 0-0 score will prevail through most games, and teams that can come up with one goal will advance. “We need somebody to do something special and get that one goal,” he said. The Gauchos are motivated to pay back Cal for the 3-0 beating they took from the Bears in September. They were shorthanded in that game, missing their entire starting back line, including Noah Billingsley and Hunter Ashworth, who were helping New Zealand qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

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Santa Barbara’s Roaring Twenties football team as a Golden Tornado, a name that’s stuck in every playoff since 1929. Maybe the Dons water polo team should be called the Green Tsunami. They swept through the Division 3 playoffs and brought home the boys’ team’s sixth CIF trophy after a 9-7 victory over Schurr last Saturday in Irvine. “It’s gratifying because it wasn’t an easy season,” coach Mark Walsh said, recalling that the Dons seemed more

GAME OF THE WEEK 11/21: College Men’s Soccer: UC Berkeley at UCSB Cal finished the regular season on a giant killing spree — winning on the road against then-No. 1 Washington and No. 4 Stanford — and received its bid to the NCAA tournament despite a spotty 8-6-3 record. Cal’s other signature win was a 3-0 ambush of UCSB on September 7, giving the Golden Bears seven wins over the Gauchos in their last eight meetings. UCSB (12-4-4) hopes that its history of success in NCAA tournament games at home (12-2) will make a difference. Both defenses are stingy, Cal goalkeeper Drake Callender allowing 1.0 goals a game, while Gaucho sophomore Ben Roach’s average is 0.95. Leading goal-scorers with nine each are Cal senior Tommy Williamson and UCSB freshman Finn Ballard McBride. 7pm. Harder Stadium, UCSB. $6-$16. Call 893-UCSB (8272) or visit ucsbgauchos.com.

soccer and volleyball. You can catch the Warrior women’s cagers in “The Best Western Plus Carpinteria Classic” on Friday at 6 p.m. vs. Our Lady of the Lake, a highly ranked team from Texas. The undefeated (as of Monday) Westmont men take the court at 8 p.m. against Maine Fort Kent. On Saturday, the soccer team will face either Marymount or Oregon Tech in the NAIA tournament at 11 a.m.; the volleyballers will LUNCH OF CHAMPIONS: After winning host ace Point (GeorSBHS’s first CIF title in boys’ water polo gia) at 2 p.m.; and since 2006, the Dons attended the a basketball game S.B. Athletic Round Table luncheon at between the WestHarry’s Plaza Café. Mark Walsh (above) has also coached eight girls’ teams to mont women and the top, for a total of 14 championships Antelope Valley will polish off the day’s events at 7 p.m. In men’s soccer, No. 4–ranked Westmont has a bye in the NAIA opening round. Three-time All-America hitter Lindsey Ruddins may be playing her last matches at the Thunderdome when the UCSB women’s volleyball team closes out the regular season Friday against Cal State Fullerton and Saturday against UC Irvine, both at 7 p.m. A three-match losing streak dropped the Gauchos to third in the Big West, but they swept Cal State Northridge last Saturday for coach Nicole Lantagne Welch’s 100th win in seven seasons with the Gauchos and their 20th victory of this season, n the most since 2009.

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stellar offensive game (15 points, on 6-for-7 shooting, and seven assists) against Rice last Saturday. But after the Gauchos took a 47-27 halftime lead, their defense was overrun, and they lost on a layup in the final seconds, 82-81. They also fell apart in the second half at UCLA after leading 34-32 at the break. Bonnie Henrickson enjoyed one of the best nights of her five years as UCSB women’s coach on Monday, as the Gauchos led wire-to-wire in handing USC its first loss of the season, 57-46. Ila Lane, a 64 freshman, had a double-double (21 points, 13 rebounds). OTHER ACTION: It’s a busy weekend at Westmont College,

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The freshman striker led the Vaqueros to the WSC North title with back-to-back hat tricks to close out the regular season. She has scored 18 goals this season.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): “Beware of what disturbs the heart,”

said Urwah ibn Mas’ud, a companion of the prophet Mohammed. “If something unsettles your heart, then abandon it.” My wise Aries friend Artemisia has a different perspective. She advises, “Pay close attention to what disturbs the heart. Whatever has the power to unsettle your heart will show you a key lesson you must learn, a crucial task you’d be smart to undertake.” Here’s my synthesis of ibn Mas’ud and Artemisia: Do your very best to fix the problem revealed by your unsettled heart. Learn all you can in the process. Then, even if the fix isn’t totally perfect, move on. Graduate from the problem for good.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Taurus social critic Bertrand Rus-

sell won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950. He’s regarded as the founder of analytic philosophy and one of the 20th century’s premier intellectuals. But he went through a rough patch in 1940. He was adjudged “morally unfit” to accept his appointment as a professor at the City College of New York. The lawsuit that banned him from the job described him as being “libidinous, lustful, aphrodisiac, and irreverent.” Why? Simply because of his liberated opinions about sexuality, which he had conscientiously articulated in his book Marriage and Morals. In our modern era, we’re more likely to welcome libidinous, lustful, aphrodisiac, and irreverent ideas if they’re expressed respectfully, as Russell did. With that as a subtext, I invite you to update and deepen your relationship with your own sexuality in the coming weeks.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In her poem “What the Light

Teaches,” Anne Michaels describes herself arriving at a lover’s house soaked with rain, “dripping with new memory.” She’s ready for “one past to grow out of another.” In other words, she’s eager to leave behind the story that she and her lover have lived together up until now — and begin a new story. A similar blessing will be available for you in the coming weeks, Gemini:

a chance for you and an intimate partner or close ally to launch a new chapter of your history together.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Some scientists deride astrology

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It’s time for you to explore the mysteries that are usually beneath your conscious awareness. You have a mandate to reacquaint yourself with where you came from and how you got to where you are now.

despite being ignorant about it. For example, they com- LIBRA plain, “The miniscule gravitational forces beaming (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): It’s natural and healthy to feel both the from the planets can’t possibly have any effect on our longing to connect and the longing to be independent. personal lives.” But the truth is that most astrologers Each of those urges deserves an honored place in your don’t believe the planets exert influence on us with heart. But you may sometimes experience them as gravity or any other invisible force. being contradictory; their opposing Instead, we analyze planetary movepulls may rouse tension. I bring this HOMEWORK: Possible definition ments as evidence of a hidden order to your attention because I suspect of happiness: the state that results in the universe. It’s comparable to that the coming weeks will be a test from cultivating interesting, useful the way weather forecasters use a of your ability to not just abide in problems. What’s your definition? barometer to read atmospheric this tension, but to learn from and Freewillastrology.com pressure but know that barometers thrive on it. For inspiration, read these words by Jeanette Winterson. don’t cause changes in atmospheric pressure. I hope this inspires you, Cancerian, as you “What should I do about the wild heart that wants to develop constructive critiques of situations in your be free and the tame heart that wants to come home? own sphere. Don’t rely on naive assumption and I want to be held. I don’t want you to come too close. I unwarranted biases. Make sure you have the correct want you to scoop me up and bring me home at night. I facts before you proceed. If you do, you could gener- don’t want to tell you where I am. I want to be with you.” ate remarkable transformations in the coming weeks.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): As you glide into the Season of Love,

I’d love you to soak up wise counsel from the author bell hooks. (She doesn’t capitalize her name.) “Many people want love to function like a drug, giving them an immediate and sustained high,” she cautions. “They want to do nothing, just passively receive the good feeling.” I trust you won’t do that, Leo. Here’s more from hooks: “Dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of the love — which is to transform us.” Are you ready to be transformed by love, Leo?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Burrow down as deep as you dare, Virgo. Give yourself pep talks as you descend toward the gritty core of every matter. Feel your way into the underground, where the roots meet the foundations.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The Louvre Museum in Paris displays 38,000 objects throughout its 18 acres of floor space. Among its most treasured 13th-century artworks is “The Madonna and Child in Majesty Surrounded by Angels,” a huge painting by Italian painter Cimabue. When a museum representative first acquired it in the 19th century, its price was five francs, or less than a dollar. I urge you to be on the lookout for bargains like that in the coming weeks. Something that could be valuable in the future may be undervalued now.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarian performance artist Marina

Abramović observes that Muhammad, Buddha, Jesus, and Moses “all went to the desert as nobodies and came back as somebodies.” She herself spent a year in Australia’s Great Sandy Desert near Lake Disappointment, leading her to exclaim that the desert is “the most

incredible place, because there is nothing there except yourself, and yourself is a big deal.” From what I can tell, Sagittarius, you’re just returning from your own metaphorical version of the desert, which is very good news. Welcome back! I can’t wait to see what marvels you spawn.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Upcoming events may bedevil your mind. They may mess with your certainties and agitate your self-doubts. But if you want my view about those possibilities, they’re cause for celebration. According to my analysis of the astrological indicators, you will benefit from having your mind bedeviled and your certainties messed with and your self-doubts agitated. You may ultimately even thrive and exult and glow like a miniature sun. Why? Because you need life to gently but firmly kick your ass in just the right way so you’ll become alert to opportunities you have been ignoring or blind to.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Every writer I’ve ever known says that

a key practice to becoming a good writer is to read a lot of books. So what are we to make of the fact that one of the 20th century’s most celebrated novelists didn’t hew to that principle? In 1936, three years before the publication of his last book, Aquarian-born James Joyce confessed that he had “not read a novel in any language for many years.” Here’s my take on the subject: More than any other sign of the zodiac, you Aquarians have the potential to succeed despite not playing by conventional rules. And I suspect your power to do that is even greater than usual these days.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): “If you are lucky enough to find a way

of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it,” wrote Piscean novelist John Irving. In the coming weeks, Pisces, you will have the power to get clearer than ever before about knowing the way of life you love. As a bonus, I predict you will also have an expanded access to the courage necessary to actually live that way of life. Take full advantage!

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ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Oversees all Associated Students Business. Supervises the Coordinators of these enterprises. Advises the student run Office of the Controller. Devises curriculum to ensure that students engaged in the service opportunities as either student employees or committee members are provided with learning opportunities that enhance their educational experience at UCSB. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area or equivalent experience. Ability to develop training curriculum and codify applied learning. Knowledge of sound business practices, University policy on cash handling, financial and budgetary management. Excellent leadership and motivational skills, attention to detail and good decision‑making ability. Strong skills in project and program management. Knowledge of Student Affairs. Notes: Criminal history background check required. Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends. $62,500‑ $68,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive

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COLLEGE OF CREATIVE STUDIES Experienced professional who provides advanced level academic advising to approximately 400 undergraduates in nine diverse majors in the College of Creative Studies. Monitors, oversees, and supervises the functions of the Student Affairs Unit. Identifies and solves undergraduate unit problems. Develops policies and procedures relating to the student affairs unit. Coordinates all undergraduate pre‑college applicant services. Responsible for all aspects of the students’ college career, from their initial contact with the College, through the admissions process, to their College requirements and graduation. Oversees and maintains descriptions of College course offerings; student records; UC‑CCS admission requirements; class enrollments and scheduling. Conducts initial analysis of the academic record of both individual freshman and transfer applicants. Assesses the depth of academic preparation in consultation with the Dean and faculty, coordinates admission to the college via supplemental application based on faculty recommendations. Reqs: Knowledge of academic advising and academic departments. Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills to serve as an effective liaison between students,

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LEGAL NOTICES ADMINISTER OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: AMY LORRAINE SMITH NO: 19PR00319 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of AMY LORRAINE SMITH A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: NORMA E. HUBBARD in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): NORMA E. HUBBARD 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 11/21/2019 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: Miles Lang Bonaventure Law Group, Post Office Box 7576, Ventura, CA 93006; (805) 622‑7576. Published Nov 07, 14, 21 2019. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: THOMAS B. WHITE aka THOMAS BRADY WHITE Case No.: 19PR00482 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of THOMAS B. WHITE aka THOMAS BRADY WHITE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: CHARLOTTE LYNNE MORGAN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: CHARLOTTE LYNNE MORGAN, aka LYNNE MORGAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be

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additional time to file. See section 9103(a). EFFECT OF OTHER LAWS: 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. WHERE TO GET A CREDITOR’S CLAIM FORM: If a Creditor’s Claim (form DE‑172) did not accompany this notice, you may obtain a copy of the form from any superior court clerk or from the person who sent you this notice. You may also access a fillable version of the form on the Internet at www. courts.ca.gov/forms under the form group Probate—Decedents’ Estates. A letter to the court stating your claim is not sufficient. FAILURE TO FILE A CLAIM: Failure to file a claim with the court and serve a copy of the claim on the personal representative will in most instances invalidate your claim. IF YOU MAIL YOUR CLAIM: If you use the mail to file your claim with the court, for your protection you should send your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. If you use the mail to serve a copy of your claim on the personal representative, you should also use certified mail. I am over the age of 18 and not a party to this cause. I am a resident of or employed in the county where the mailing occurred. 2, My residence or business address is (specify): P.O. Box 40123 Santa Barbara, CA 93140 3. I served the foregoing Notice of Administration to Creditors and a blank Creditor’s Claim form* on each person named below by enclosing a copy in an envelope addressed as shown below AND a. RI depositing the sealed envelope with the United States Postal Service with the postage fully prepaid. b. I I placing the envelope for collection and mailing on the date and at the place shown in item 4 following our ordinary business practices. I am readily familiar with the business’s practice for collecting and processing correspondence for mailing. On the same day that correspondence is placed for collection and mailing, it is deposited in the ordinary course of business with the United States Postal Service in a sealed envelope with postage fully prepaid. 4. a. Date of deposit: October 30, 2019 b. Place of deposit (city and state): Santa Barbara, California I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the Date: October 30, 2019 Mark R. Wietstock. Published Nov 14, 21, 27 2019. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FRANK BUSO Case No.: 19PR00496 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of FRANK BUSO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: SANDRA ROBLES in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. THE PETITION for probate requests that: SANDRA ROBLES 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: 12/12/2019 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: Alexander Saunders:15 W. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, (805) 699‑5086 Published Nov 14, 21, 27 2019. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CHARLES HENRY JIMENEZ NO: 19PR00514 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of CHARLES HENRY JIMENEZ; “CHUCK” JIMENEZ A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: MARK CHRISTOPHER JIMENEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): MARK CHRISTOPHER JIMENEZ 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 01/09/2020 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.


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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: Mark R. Wiestock P.O. Box 40123 Santa Barbara, CA 93140; (805) 805‑899‑3545. Published Nov 21, 27. Dec 5 2019. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROSA NELL HONEY NO: 19PR00449 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ROSA NELL HONEY A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: PHYLIS HONEY 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 01/09/2020 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 nov 21, 27. Dec 5 2019.

FBN ABANDONMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: MORTGAGE CO. OF SANTA BARBARA at 747 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 03/04/2019 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2019‑0000521. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Carl

E. Lindros 727 Garden St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2019. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera, Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HELLO BAG, HELLO‑BAG at 1103 Portesuello Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Chris Blaul (same address), Delfina A Blaul (Same Address) conducted by a Married Couple. Signed: Chris Blaul Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 1, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002743. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MAITRI WELLNESS CENTER at 5266 Hollister Ave., Suite 220, Goleta, CA 93117; Deborah Diane Atkinson 6588 Calle Koral Goleta, CA 93117, Jacob Chain Atkinson 6588 Calle Koral, Goleta, CA 93117; conducted by a Married Couple, Signed: DEBORAH D. ATKINSON Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2019‑0002728. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BIG CLEAN at 1125 Mercedes Lane, #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Agustin Rivera Arroyo (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Agustin Rivera Arroyo, Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 1, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002746. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MGB CONTRACTING at 5227 San Simeon Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Brian P. Anderson (same address), Michael Jacobs, 2210 Oak Park Lane, #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, Guy Smithson, 5093 Oleander Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 conducted by Joint Venture. Signed: Brian Anderson Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 1, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2019‑0002739. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUEMAE ART, 4747 Glenbrook St., Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Suemae Willhite (same address), conducted by an Individual Signed: Suemae Willhite Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 17, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002605. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AJAO MUSIC, MUSIC ALLEY at 423 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ajao Entertainment and Music, Inc. at 836 Anacapa St., #2323, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, conducted by a Corporation, Signed: John Adewale Agao Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 1, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002740. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: A COMPANY at 660 Hot Springs Road, Montecito, CA 93108; Etcetera PR, Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation, Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 4, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002747. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB NAILBAR at 632 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ivy Lu Mai, 111 Dearborn Place, Apt. 77, Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by an Individual Signed: Ivy Lu Mai Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 4, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2019‑0002750. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JULES BY THE SEA, JULES BY THE SEA, SB at 209 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Evokelife LLC, 804 Grove Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Julianne Kramer Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 4, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0002755. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: PEARL SOCIAL at 131 Anacapa St. Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Acme Anacapa LLC 218 Helena Ave. Ste A Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002658. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BUCKS MOVERS, LLC at 309 Palm Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Bucks Movers, LLC (same address) conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2019‑0002512. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PRO FARMS at 6495 Santa Rosa Rd. Lompoc, CA 93436; Heirloom Valley LLC (same address) conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Wil Crummer, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002681. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: AFFINITY SHINE CLEANING & CARPET CARE at 6621 Abrego Rd #4 Goleta, CA 93117; Daniel Costa (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0002656. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JUICE & CO at 1212 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Shaken & Stirred LLC (same address) conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2019‑0002590. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TAQUERIA LA MISION at 1410 Burton Mesa Blvd Lompoc, CA 93436‑2102; Susana L Flores 932 De La Guerra St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002660. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HANDS OF SOLEIL at 3015 State Street Suite A Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Michelle Freniere 350 Chapala St. Unit 205 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002650. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STONE ROSE PROPERTY CARE at 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd Los Olivos, CA 93441; Andrew Veao Peterson (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2019‑0002698. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TILL DEATH DO US PARTY at 3331 Baseline Ave Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Ashley Gheno (same address) Joseph Herrera 11269 Beechnut St Ventura, CA 93004 conducted by an Joint Venture Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002509. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: GOODLAND BROKERAGE at 423 Pacific Oaks Rd Goleta, CA 93117; Rosa De La Mora (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2019‑0002661. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: WE R FILMS at 23 Camino De Vida Apt 138 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Raul Rodriguez JR (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2019‑0002710. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019.

NOTICE OF PENDING ACTION BY Director of the Planning and Environmental Review Department December 4, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. Kellogg Crossing (Formerly Schwan) Self-Storage Development Plan Amendment 10 South Kellogg Avenue, APN 071-090-082 Case No. 19-032-DPAM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta has completed Addendum No. 2 to the Schwan Self-Storage Project Final Mitigated Negative Declaration and to Addendum No. 1 (Final MND) for the Kellogg Crossing Self-Storage Amended project described below. The Planning and Environmental Review Director intends to consider the adequacy of the Addendum and the merits of the proposed amendment to the existing approved Development Plan. DECISION DATE AND TIME:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 5:00PM

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Goleta Self-Storage Partners, LLC, owner (“Applicant”), seeks a Development Amendment (DPAM) to allow for the addition of 326 gross square feet and the rearranging of interior spaces, which results in an additional 2,738 net square feet of floor area and an increase in the number of storage units from 863 units to 1,043 units. The site changes will allow for an increase in the creek SPA from 50 feet to 75 feet as compared to the approved project. The changes to the building footprint, will result in the building coverage being increased slightly from 33,094 to 33,574 square feet. The Approved and Amended Projects both include a total of three buildings. The building heights will remain the same at a maximum building height of 35 feet, and architectural projections up to 39 feet. The overall building design will remain similar with a modern agrarian architecture. Seventeen (17) parking spaces are proposed to serve the storage project, which exceeds the sixteen (16) required parking spaces. Grading on the Project site would include approximately 13,970 cubic yards (CY) of cut and 700 CY of fill. The Amended Project will require 13,270 CY of soil to be exported from the project site. Anticipated export hauling would occur during non-peak traffic hours over a course of approximately 3 weeks. This is an increase from the Approved Project, which required 13,365 Cubic Yards (CY) of cut and 1,950 CY of fill. The site was previously granted five (5) modifications to allow for setback modifications to the northern side yard setback and reduction of the required landscape buffer along the north, south, and east property lines. The applicant is again requesting approval of those previous granted modifications. LOCATION/BACKGROUND: The project site is located at 10 South Kellogg Avenue and has a General Plan/ Coastal Land Use Plan Designation of General Industrial (IG) and is zoned Light Industrial (M-1) in the Inland area of the City. The Final MND was adopted and the original Development Plan was approved by Planning Commission on October 24, 2011. Subsequently, a revised Development Plan and Addendum No. 1 was approved by the Planning Commission on September 18, 2017. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: Addendum No. 2 to the Final MND was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA, Public resources Code §§ 21000, et seq.), the regulations promulgated thereunder (14 California Code of Regulations, §§15000, et seq., CEQA Guidelines), and the City’s Environmental Review Guidelines. The City of Goleta is the Lead Agency. The Addendum is appropriate pursuant to CEQA Guidelines § 15164 since only minor changes and additions to the MND are necessary to address the Project changes and no circumstances exist calling for the preparation of a subsequent negative declaration pursuant to CEQA Guidelines §§ 15162 and 15163. CORTESE LIST: Further, the site is not listed on any hazardous waste facilities or disposal sites as enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the California Government Code (the “Cortese list”) DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The project plans are currently available at Goleta City Hall at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. The staff report and related materials for the Director Decision will be available at least 72 hours prior to the action date of December 4, 2019. PUBLIC COMMENT: A public hearing will not be held. Anyone interested in this matter is invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed Development Plan Amendment. All letters should be addressed to Planning and Environmental Review, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117, attention: Joe Pearson. Letters must be received by the City Planning and Environmental Review Department at least 24 hours prior to 5:00 PM on the action date of December 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional information is on file at the Planning and Environmental Review Department, Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. For more information, contact Joe Pearson II, Associate Planner at 805-961-7573 or Jpearson@cityofgoleta.org. Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this Project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised in written or oral testimony and/or evidence provided to the City on or before the date of the public hearing (Government Code Section 65009(b) [2]). Publish:

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MORTGAGE CO. OF SANTA BARBARA at 747 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Commercial Mortgage, Inc. 2257 Las Canoas Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105 conducted by a Corporation Signed: Andrew Fuller, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2019‑0002718. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BILL’S PLUMBING & BUILDING at 4725 9th St #7 Carpinteria, CA 93103; Bill Babcock (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Bill Babcock Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 18, 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: 2019‑0002627. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RV LANDSCAPING, INC. at 2915 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; RV Lanscaping, Inc. conducted by a Corporation Signed: Esperanza L. Vargas Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2019‑0002713. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LA CALENDA TALAVERA at 2915 De La Vina St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Esperanza Lopez Vargas 160 La Venta Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by an Individual Signed: Esperanza L. Vargas Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2019‑0002708. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LELAMOOI at 433 Calle Las Caleras Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Kristen Hawkes (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Kristen Hawkes Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0002582. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BOMBAZOS BURRITOS at 1917 De La Vina St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Rene Herrera 801 E. Anapamu Street Apt 1 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 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: 2019‑0002675. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HI TIME LIQUOR at 4010 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Telemarkm, Inc (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Bassam Abdulha Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2019‑0002726. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PODER MEDIA at 1801 De La Vina St. Apt C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sergio Armando Lagunas (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN Number: 2019‑0002696. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROCKLEDGE CREATIVE at 266 Por La Mar Circle Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Carly Bates (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002684. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: BRANDED CRATE at 1430 Laguna St Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Stephen Crosby (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 10, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002532. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SONRISA ENTERPRISES at 2982 Foothill Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jack Camiel (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Tara Jayashinge. FBN Number: 2019‑0002475. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MAGNOLIA CLEANING SERVICES at 3130 Skyway Dr. Unit 404 Santa Maria, CA 93455; KW Holding, LLC 416 S. Elm St. Unit B Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Khan J. Webb Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 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: 2019‑0002677. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ADNO at 430 Sea View Road Montecito, CA 93108; Obliki (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 05, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2019‑0002764. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WHO’S WALKING WHO at 7622 Evergreen Dr Goleta, CA 93117; Wynter Halingten (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002648. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: HAVEN DESIGN STUDIO at 301 S. Hope Ave. #F108 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Constance L Orud 4726 Camino Del Rey Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002784. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LA BELLA ROSA CAKE SHOP at 1407 San Andres Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Rosa Maria Cardenas Guajardo 5679 Gato Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Edward Richard Guajardo (same address) conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Rosa Maria Cardenas Guajardo Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2019‑0002785. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2019.

CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING City Council December 3, 2019; 5:30 p.m. New Zoning Ordinance The Goleta City Council will conduct a continued public hearing to consider adoption of the New Zoning Ordinance. This public hearing was continued from November 5, 2019. The November 5, 2019 hearing was noticed in The Santa Barbara Independent on October 24, 2019. The date, time, and location of the continued public hearing are set forth below. CONTINUED HEARING DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5:30 P.M. PLACE: City of Goleta, Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed New Zoning Ordinance provides rules and regulations for land use and development on private property. The purpose of the New Zoning Ordinance is to implement the General Plan, and to protect and promote the public health, safety, peace, comfort, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare. More information about the project can be found at www.GoletaZoning.com. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the meeting and to present written and/or oral comments. Written submittals concerning agenda items may be sent to the City Clerk e-mail: cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta. org; or mailed: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117. In order to be disseminated to the City Council for consideration during the Council meeting, written information must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Monday at noon prior to the City Council meeting. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting. 64

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: MACALUSO AND COMPANY INCORPORTED at 139 Aero Camino Unit C Goleta, CA 93117; Macaluso + Company (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Jamesan Macaluso‑Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2019‑0002796. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: LA BELLA ROSA CAKE SHOP at 1411 San Andres S t re e t S a n t a B a r b a r a , C A 93101; Rosa Maria Cardenas Guajardo 5679 Gato Avenue G o l e t a , C A 9 3 1 1 7 ; E d w a rd Richard Guajardo (same a d d re s s ) c o n d u c t e d b y a Married Couple Signed: Rosa M a r i a C a rd e n a s G u a j a rd o Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2019‑0002783. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: BOUTIQUE BY THE SEA at 2135 Mountain Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kristina Goodwin (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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: 2019‑0002754. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LIVING THE ONE LIGHT at 7628 Hollister Ave. #235 Goleta, CA 93117; Martha Hines (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0002642. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INDUSTRY WINE MERCHANT at 6489 Calle Real Ste E Goleta, CA 93117; Industry Wine Merchant, LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2019‑0002575. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: GOODLAND TECHNOLOGIES at 7 Willowglen Place Santa B a r b a r a , C A 9 3 1 0 5 ; W T h re e I n d u s t r i e s L L C ( s a m e a d d re s s ) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2019. This statement e x p i re s f i v e y e a r s f ro m t h e date it was filed in the O ff i c e o f t h e C o u n t y C l e r k . Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2019‑0002715. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are d o i n g b u s i n e s s a s : F O RWA R D L AT E R A L a t 2 2 2 E a s t C a n o n Perdido Street, Unit 204 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Surfing The Casbah, LLC 730 Ay a l a L a n e S a n t a B a r b a r a , C A 93101 conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Jesse Aizenstat, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 12, 2019. This statement e x p i re s f i v e y e a r s f ro m t h e d a t e i t w a s f i l e d i n t h e O ff i c e of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y J a z m i n M u r p h y. FBN Number: 2019‑0002812. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2019.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL December 3, 2019 at 5:30 P.M.

General Plan Amendment Case No. 19-089-GPA Housing Element Policy HE 2.5: Inclusionary Housing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Goleta City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider a Resolution to adopt a General Plan amendment to Housing Element Policy HE 2.5. The date, time, and location of the public hearing are set forth below. The agenda and staff report for the hearing will also be posted at least 72 hours before the meeting on the City website here: http://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/government-meeting-agendas-and-videos. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The General Plan Housing Element includes HE 2.5: Inclusionary Housing. This policy requires that a certain number of new for-sale housing units be designated for purchasers within various income categories. HE 2.5 does not currently apply to new rental housing units. This exclusion was due to the 2009 decision of Palmer/Sixth Street Properties, L.P., et al. v. City of Los Angeles (2009) 175 Cal.App.4th 1396 (Palmer). In Palmer, the Court concluded that an ordinance which imposed an inclusionary affordable housing requirement on residential and mixed-use projects of more than ten dwelling units per lot conflicted with and was preempted by the rent control provisions of the Costa-Hawkins Act, which allows residential landlords to set initial rent levels at the comwmencement of a tenancy. However, on September 29, 2017, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1505, which served to supersede Palmer. As a result, the City may now include rental housing units in HE 2.5. However, inclusion of rental housing units in HE 2.5 requires a General Plan amendment. PROJECT LOCATION:

The policies and regulations would apply citywide, including areas within the Coastal Zone.

DATE AND TIME:

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5:30 P.M.

PLACE:

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

PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/or oral comments. All letters should be addressed to the City Clerk email: dlopez@cityofgoleta.org; or mail: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. To be disseminated to the City Council for consideration during the Council meeting, written information must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Monday at noon prior to the City Council meeting. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional information is on file at Goleta City Hall, Planning and Environmental Review Department, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. Please contact Senior Planner J. Ritterbeck at (805) 961-7548, or jritterbeck@cityofgoleta.org for more information regarding the project. More information is also posted on CityofGoleta.org. [Para información en español, por favor llame Sra. Imelda Martin, (805) 562-5510.] Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code §65009[b][2]). Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, November 21, 2019


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ASSISTED HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE, ASSISTED PALLIATIVE at 302 N. Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Assisted Home Care, Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 05, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2019‑0002759. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: A AND M PAINTING, A&M PAINTING at 610 Burtis St. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Martin Alonso (samea address) Miguel Morales (same address) conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 14, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2019‑0002826. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: THE TIDY HOME SB at 126 San Clemente St. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Tera Folsom (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2019‑0002753. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CANICO FINISH CARPENTRY at 51 Nectarine Ave Apt A Goleta, CA 93117; Canico Construction Corp. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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: 2019‑0002772. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TACOS TECOMAN at 3909 La Colina Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Martin Rivera (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Martin Rivera Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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: 2019‑0002817. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ALPHA FLORAL at 1810 A Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; High Five Floral Inc 7622 Evergreen Drive Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by a Individual Signed: Michael Nell Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2019‑0002595. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE at 209 W. Sola St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Downtown Community Acupuncture, Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Jennifer Potthast, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Maria F. Sandchez. FBN Number: 2019‑0002789. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: REVIVEHEALTH at 414 Olive Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Revive Public Relations, LLC 209 10th Avenue South, Suite 214 Nashville, TN 37203 conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 14, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0002822. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BIOLOGICAL MEDICINE GLOBAL CONSULTING at 26 W. Constance Ave #8 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Leslie R. Valle‑Montoya M.D. (samea address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2019‑0002809. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALL MY LOVE at 7930 Whimbrel Lane Goleta, CA 93117; Aneeka Clair Brighton Amaral (same address) Guilherme Ferreira Amaral (same address)‑ conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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: 2019‑0002849. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2019.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KEITH JOSEPH MAUTINO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV05305 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: KEITH JOSEPH MAUTINO TO: KEITH WHITING MOORE THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Dec 04, 2019 9:30am, Dept 6, Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Oct 11 2019 by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 07, 14, 21, 27 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF RANDALL EDWIN PELLETIER ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV05471 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: RANDALL EDWIN PELLETIER TO: RANDAL JAMES LYNCH 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 Jan 08, 2020 9:30am, Dept 6, Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this

county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Nov 07 2019 by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 05 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF RAUL JIMENEZ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV05831 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: RAUL JIMENEZ TO: RAOUL WOLFKILL FROM: JANELLE NICOLE JIMENEZ TO: NICOLE SKYE WOLFKILL 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 Jan 15, 2020 9:30am, Dept 6, Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Nov 07 2019 by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 05 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF JESSICA MARY THRELKELD ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV05565 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: JESSICA MARY THRELKELD TO: JESSICA MARY STEWART 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 Jan 08, 2020 9:30am, Dept 6, Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Nov 07, 2019 by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 21, 27. Dec 05, 12 2019. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ALAIN INIGUEZ QUEZADA ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 19CV05916 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: ALAIN INIGUEZ QUEZADA TO: ALAIN INIGUEZ 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 Jan 15, 2020 9:30am, Dept 6, Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Nov 08, 2019 by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 21, 27. Dec 05, 12 2019.

SUMMONS SUMMONS ‑ (Family Law) NOTICE TO REPONDENT: WENDY MAPEL AVISO AL DEMANDANDO: Petitioner’s name is: DARYN MAPEL Nombre del demandante: CASE NUMBER: (Numero del caso) 19FL01630 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL‑120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courts.ca. gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca. org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE‑RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerto. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encountrar un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. AVISO‑LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: valen para ambos conyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acerlas acater en cualquier lugar de California. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. 1.The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccion de la corte son): SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Bruce D. Glesby 137394 Griffith & Thronburgh, LLP 805‑965‑5131 8 East Figueroa Street, Suite 300 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (El nombre, direcion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Dated July 30, 2019. Darrel E. Parker, Execcutive Officer; Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Caitlin Colyer, Deputy (Asistente) Published Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 4 2019..

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