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OBITUARIES.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 THE WEEK.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 LIVING.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Starshine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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Exhibition Explores Deadly Impact of U.S. Border Policy (Charles Donelan) ON THE COVER: Jason De León. Photo by Michael Wells.

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Highway 154: Blood Alley or Just Bad Drivers? (Tyler Hayden)

FOOD & DRINK .. . . . . . . . . . 42 The Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Dining Out Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

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In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21

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

With so many genres to choose from, how did you narrow it down to 12, one for each month? We tried to vary our genres across the year so that at least one would appeal to everyone, while also challenging readers to expand their comfort zone beyond their typical reads.

Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

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This Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

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NEWS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ODDS & ENDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 OPINIONS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology . . . . . . 60 Capitol Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

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CARPINTERIA Just days after the Rincon Classic surf event brought hundreds into the water and to the water’s edge the weekend of 1/25, surfers at Rincon on the afternoon of 1/28 noticed a man upside down on his board in the water, paddled over, and took him to shore. There, some performed CPR while others called 9-1-1. Firefighters from Ventura County were the first to respond and took over the attempt to save the man, but they confirmed he had died. The man has been identified by the Santa Barbara Sheriff/Coroner as 38-year-old Lauren Campbell of Carpinteria. The coroner has yet to identify the cause of death.

Politics of Stinky Weed to Prove Explosive Issue in Months Ahead by Nick Welsh his past week, a new cannabis civility seemed to enter public discussions. Could it be a trend? It doesn’t seem likely. The county’s planning commission held two marathon sessions trying to solve some of the newly legalized industry’s rougher edges: pesticide drift endangering cannabis crops, terpene drift endangering wineries, and, most of all, odor drift enraging neighbors. The sessions were long — one ran more than seven hours —but all were startlingly constructive. For the first time, opposing combatants seemed more intent on solving problems than affixing blame. In dramatic contrast to the volcanic shoutfest that occurred last year, this Tuesday’s cannabis confab at the county supervisors meeting was devoid of political theatrics. Last year, Sheriff ’s deputies had to escort an angry prospective vintner — a well-heeled refugee from the oil and gas fields of Louisiana named Bubba—out of the county building after he called one of the county’s cannabis leaders “an asshole.” The supervisors’ cannabis discussion this Tuesday was calm and collaborative. But inevitably it was only the calm before the storm. Three days before the meeting, the clouds were gathering. First District Supervisorial candidate Laura Capps, running against incumbent Das Williams, seized upon new financial information contained in the annual cannabis report to pillory her opponent, portraying him as a feckless pawn of the cannabis industry. In a campaign broadside released this Sunday, Capps blared, “62% of CANNABIS OPERATORS PAID ZERO TAXES.” Of the 90 cannabis operators in the county, she said, 34 paid taxes, 34 reported no gross revenues that could be taxed, and another 22 reported nothing at all. Worse, Capps pointed out, cannabis operators are allowed to self-report their gross revenues, and not one operator has yet to be audited. Capps blamed Williams for the county’s failure to audit. Capps and Williams are both wellrespected Democrats with solid environmental progressive credentials. Capps is hoping Williams’s support for the cannabis industry,

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NEW BROOM: With 45 years in law enforcement, Barney Melekian appreciates the irony of becoming the county’s new point person on cannabis. In his quiet and understated way, Melekian made it clear he’ll be changing how some operations are scrutinized.

and the industry’s support for Williams — $62,000 in donations — will be enough to sway voters. The numbers cited by Capps are accurate. They come from a report prepared by the new county Cannabis Czar, Barney Melekian—a 45-years veteran of law enforcement. What these numbers mean, however, is open to interpretation, and both candidates are interpreting up a storm. The real story, countered Williams, is that county cannabis revenues are up 63 percent from a year ago at the very same time that enforcement actions against scofflaw elements of the new industry have also hit an all-time high. At least 12 of the 22 operators that filed no reports with the county, Williams stated, had been shut down by enforcement. “Of course, they didn’t file anything,” he exclaimed. “They were shut down.” (Melekian said he’d not sifted through the data sufficiently to confirm or dispute Williams’s numbers.) Williams was quick to admit the county is lagging when it comes to auditing the new industry. Last year, the supervisors budgeted $100,000 to hire an audit firm, but many months later, no firm has been selected. Part of the problem is that bank records are not available to auditors because banks are regulated by the federal government and cannabis remains against federal law. Also, the state is not sharing data from its fabled track-and-trace system—in which a bar code is affixed to each and every plant and tracked from seedling to purchase. Without banking information or bar codes, Melekian said, auditing has not yet happened. He expects that to change but was reluctant to hazard a more precise guess as to when.

Three years into the brave new reality of legalized cannabis, Santa Barbara County has 96 farming operators who hold 1,134 statewide cannabis licenses—that’s 270 acres in this county. (That doesn’t count the blackmarket acreage.) This gives the county the second-highest number of licenses in California. Proposals in the county pipeline would bring that total to 2,200 acres, 500 acres more than allowed under the cap adopted by the supervisors last summer. Despite all this noise and drama, however, only five business licenses to cultivate cannabis have even been issued in the county. According to Melekian’s rough computations, the county’s cannabis revenues suggest the industry as a whole generated $167

From last May to January 9, 2020, the county recorded 397 odor complaints, 374 of which originated in Carpinteria.

The Carpinteria City Council adopted a resolution condemning the rise of white nationalism and white supremacy, citing the racist ideology that had inspired recent mass shootings across the country. Councilmember Fred Shaw proposed the resolution after seeing the City of Goleta adopt a similar measure. The vote was unanimous. City Manager Dave Durflinger stated there have been no incidents in Carpinteria giving rise to Shaw’s motion.

BUSINESS At a 1/15 meeting of Lompoc-based wineries, there was a chilly reception to the Santa Barbara Vintners’ proposal to raise marketing funds by adding a 2 percent fee to every bottle sold. This would be achieved by implementing a business improvement district (BID) across the entire county. According to one winery owner, all but two of the wineries in attendance said they wouldn’t sign a petition for the Vintners’ BID. The petition drive for the BID was set to begin on 2/1 but has been delayed to a to-be-determined date.

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million in gross revenues last year which translated into $6.7 million in county taxes, significantly more than the over $5 million originally projected. In this year’s first quarter alone, the county collected $2.8 million in taxes, all paid in cash, mostly in $20 bills. These numbers, however, pale compared to what is out there in the black market. Over the course of 58 enforcement actions —about 12 every three months—the county’s Cannabis Enforcement Team—14 full-time employees — seized $394 million worth of plants and processed product deemed unpermitted and illegal. That does not include the 1,000 pounds of unpermitted distilled cannabis oil discovered CONT’D ON PAGE 10

Five days after the death of 24-year-old William Pulle-Valle, Santa Barbara police arrested Juan Carlos Mendez, 24, on 1/22, booking him for murder with gang-enhanced charges. Pulle-Valle had been found unconscious and bleeding from stab wounds just a block from Santa Barbara High School on 1/18 and died after being taken to Cottage Hospital. Authorities state both had a history of association with the Eastside gang. Mendez is in County Jail on a no-bail hold. A fifth suspect has been apprehended in connection with the Isla Vista home invasion robbery in which two residents were allegedly robbed at gunpoint of two laptops, a cell phone, a wallet, and some marijuana on 11/18/2019. Michael Gebremeskel, 19, was arrested on 1/17 on charges of conspiracy and accessory at his residence in San Francisco, with assistance from the San Francisco Police Department. He is in County Jail on $250,000 n bail.

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Complicating matters is that three years ago, the supervisors voted not to verify whether these preexisting operations were in business before Prop. 64 took effect, because they didn’t have the resources to conduct such investigations. Instead, they decided to accept sworn affidavits from the operators. It turns out that some operators lied. Others exaggerated. Melekian made it clear he will be subjecting these affidavits to much greater scrutiny. In the next 60 days, 133 of the county’s 1,134 cannabis licenses are slated to expire. Their affidavits, he vowed, will be examined with care, not to mention the harder look he will be giving to the affidavits of operators who failed to submit any tax reports at all. That, he said, “would be at the top of my priority n list.”

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n the wake of the worst drought in recent history, the City of Santa Barbara has declared its water supplies are solid enough that there’s no need to buy supplemental water supplies to get through the next two years. That’s true even if drought conditions remain, and Montecito buys 1,400 acre-feet of desalinated water a year from the city. If the drought persists past 2022, however, city water chief Joshua Haggmark acknowledged supplemental water supplies might be necessary. Although Lake Cachuma, the chief water supply for all South Coast water agencies, hasn’t spilled since 2011, recent rains have the reservoir 70 percent full. This news was delivered to the City Council the same week as when water

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: The City of Santa Barbara celebrated the 100th birthday of Gibraltar Dam the same week it received news of a solid two-year water supply.

officials celebrated the 100th birthday of Lake Gibraltar, the first dam the city built on the other side of the Santa Ynez mountains. That dam required the construction of a 3.7-mile tunnel through the mountains — then the longest in the world — to connect the new water supply to the city’s water customers. Today, Gibraltar has become largely silted over because of major fires over the past 10 years that have reduced its storage capacity by a factor of two-thirds. So diminished is Gibraltar’s capacity that today city planners are exploring plans to cover its surface with floating solar batteries to generate more green energy. That plan, however, requires a hookup to the power grid that currently does not exist. —Nick Welsh


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n April 2016, an 18-year-old woman — at vices on Backpage.com, a website notorithe court’s request, she’s called Jane Doe ous for escort advertisements. The case that — was working as an exotic dancer at a unfolded from there could put Johnson in bar in Miami, Florida. There she met David state prison for as many as 57 years. Johnson, who convinced After Karapetian gave jurors the detailed her to come with him to history of the case on Los Angeles, where he promised she would make Wednesday morning, more money. She went, Johnson chose to enter and for the next two years, guilty pleas to the three according to the Santa charges that afternoon. Barbara District Attorney’s He also pleaded to speOffice, the man she thought cial allegations of inflicting serious bodily harm loved her convinced her to work for him as a prostitute, on Doe in the course of beating and threatening her. human trafficking. FurThe District Attorney filed ther, Johnson admitted human trafficking charges a prior strike for robbery against Johnson in 2017, but and two previous, sepaduring his trial last week, David Johnson in 2017 rate terms in prison. In arranging a senhe pleaded guilty to three counts of human trafficking, pimping, and tencing date, Judge Von Deroian noted pandering, including great bodily injury in that by turning down an offer of 19 years in prison that was made the previous Friconnection with all charges. The relationship between Johnson and day evening, Johnson was leaving himself Doe, which Deputy District Attorney Jen- open to a maximum sentence of 57 years in nifer Karapetian described at the opening state prison. Johnson, who is 34 years old, of the trial last Wednesday, January 22, was registered his understanding. The case now a twisted and exploitative one. Santa Bar- enters the sentencing phase, slated to occur bara authorities became involved when in on March 19. June 2017 an undercover officer with the —Miranda de Moraes and Brian Osgood, with Adrianne Davies city police department solicited Doe’s ser-

s Downtown Santa Barbara prepares to assess its merchant members $280,000 in annual fees, Executive Director Carrie Kelly promised big things for the coming year. Kelly just completed her first 13 months at the helm of the marketing and promotions organization, which had struggled before her term to reinvigorate a State Street corridor pockmarked with recordhigh commercial vacancies and a perennial homeless problem. On RENEWED EXCITEMENT: Downtown Santa Barbara Executive March 3, a public hearing will be Director Carrie Kelly promised big things for the coming year. held to determine if a majority of merchants agree to paying the ning the flag program, among other general fees. publicity efforts. The council was encouraged by the In an annual report submitted to the City Council, Kelly and her staff laid out their report. They thanked Kelly, board president ideas, some of which include completing Bob Stout, and the rest of the Downtown and implementing a 2020-2025 strategic Santa Barbara team. “There are just so many plan; telling downtown stories (new busi- things lined up right now that are positive,” nesses opening, old favorites thriving, etc.); said Councilmember Michael Jordan. “We’re expanding Small Business Saturday; put- looking toward a light at the end of the tunnel ting on quarterly block parties; hosting salsa that’s been blurry for so many years.” nights during the summer; and forming a Councilmember Meagan Harmon consteering committee to create a public art fund curred, explaining she’s even hearing good endowment. These newer goals, the report things from the regular skeptics. “There’s a explained, will augment Downtown Santa renewed sense of excitement around what Barbara’s regular duties of hosting 1st Thurs- you guys are going to do,” she said. days, organizing the holiday parade, and run—Tyler Hayden

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ise to “circle back.” Sansum Clinic officials have heard the reports but have not spoken directly with their counterparts at UCLA. Should UCLA actually open shop in Santa Barbara, it would mark a massive sea of change for the medical care economy of the South Coast, providing new competition to Cottage and Sansum. No reliable rumors exist to indicate exactly what kind of clinics might be contemplated or the size and scale of the —Nick Welsh operation envisioned.

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ity traffic planners are scrambling to deal with the long lines of cars that back out into State Street while going through the Chick-fil-A drive-through in San Roque. Last week, City Hall issued an unusual press release asking motorists to take proper precautions when dealing with backed-up traffic. In the past year, city police have reported three traffic collisions have taken place as a result of backed-up traffic, sometimes eight cars deep. City traffic czar Rob Dayton said he’s been working with Chick-fil-A management to address the issue, which he noted has become the focus of intense concern on social media sites like Nextdoor. Part of the problem, Dayton said, is that Chick-fil-A has one of the slowest but most profitable drivethrough operations in the country, averaging 358 seconds per transaction. Chick-fil-A issued a statement acknowledging the “traffic concerns” in Santa Barbara’s, adding, “We want nothing more than to be a good neighbor.” In the past, the restaurant has dispatched

employees equipped with iPads to take motorists’ orders, installed curbside delivery as an alternative, and experimented with mobile ordering. None of those, however, have made the problem go away. Dayton said that no traffic studies were required of Chick-fil-A when it took over from Burger King at that location because both franchises offered drive-through service. Dayton expressed concern that Chick-fil-A’s popularity might render any operational solution ineffective. In general, City Hall does not allow new drive-through operations. When Chickfil-A first applied to take over Burger King’s drive-through in 2012, the hot-button issue was the million-dollar donation made by the company’s founder to organizations then opposed to gay marriage. Almost from the start, however, the restaurant generated long lines that backed out into State Street. However old the problem is, it’s not going away. “This is the hottest issue the city is dealing with,” Dayton said. “We get a couple calls a week.” —NW


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s hundreds of volunteers hit the streets throughout the county in search of homeless people to count as part of this year’s Point-in-Time homeless count, Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo said progress has been made identifying a possible site where homeless people can store their belongings. The facility is located behind the Metropolitan Transit District’s downtown bus depot on Chapala Street and was installed as a bicycle storage shed for bicycle commuters. To date, only one bicycle commuter has signed up for the space. Less clear is who would be eligible to use the prospective storage locker: any and all homeless people with gear to store, or just those engaged in efforts to turn their lives around? In the meantime, street outreach workers with City Net, an Orange County faithbased nonprofit, have focused their energies on the 500 block of State Street, identifying 41 chronically homeless individuals most likely to engage in disruptive behavior. Of

those, nine have either been reunited with family members or secured housing. To date, no decisions have been made regarding the storage center. The homeless count took place this Wednesday morning as part of federal funding requirements imposed on local communities who receive federal funding for homeless programs. Typically, such counts take place every two years; this year’s endeavor marks the first time such counts have been conducted in Santa Barbara three straight years. Although Santa Barbara’s homeless numbers have remained fairly consistent in past years—unlike other parts of the state that have experienced dramatic spikes — the issue has achieved a critical mass urgency given the chronic economic malaise of the central business district and the uptick in number of sidewalk squatters. This happened as a result of court rulings that limit cities from enforcing rules against sleeping —NW in public.

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early 15 upset and angry Mission Canyon residents urged the Santa Barbara City Council to revoke the two granny flat permits City Hall issued to their Arriba Way neighbor Gregg Patronyk, whom they accused of lying on his permit application forms to the city. According to the neighbors, Patronyk stated he and his mother would occupy the properties on which new granny flats —aka Accessory Dwelling Units or ADUs — were built. That, they claimed, has never happened. They complained that one of the proposed granny flats would loom 30 feet high on steeply sloped terrain. The amount of grading done, they charged, was far in excess of what the application indicated and what city permits allow without additional review. The neighbors not only sued Patronyk in court but also obtained a temporary restraining order to force him to stop construction. In addition, the City Attorney’s office has filed a 14-count criminal indictment against Patronyk, mostly for doing construction work without a permit and often in direct violation of stop-work orders. That criminal case is scheduled for arraignment on February 10.

Patronyk was not present. His attorney, Russell Brown, stated that Patronyk adamantly denies having done anything wrong. The bad blood between Patronyk and his neighbors has been festering a long time, and they’ve become regular visitors at City Council meetings. This week’s showing, however, was the most concerted and forceful. Under the terms of a temporary emergency granny-flat ordinance adopted by the council in December, no granny flats could be permitted in the neighborhood because it’s located in the urban-frontcountry interface zone. With its steep and windy roads, the area is deemed a highfire-risk zone. Those rules, however, did not apply when Patronyk obtained his permits. Given that City Hall is on the hook for more than $4 million in legal costs after denying another property owner the right to develop a bluff-top property on the Mesa, there may not be an appetite for cutting-edge litigation. Likewise, the city’s new ordinance is a temporary stopgap in the face of new state laws that effectively strip local governments of most rights to restrict the development of new granny flats. —NW

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ome businesses are an invaluable source of revenue for many unable to join the traditional workforce, but some of those selling homemade meals have fallen through the cracks in Santa Barbara County —until now. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to opt in to a law allowing individuals in single-family homes to legally prepare and sell certain foods to the public. The law, based on Assembly Bill 626, creates a new food facility category: microenterprise home kitchen operations (MEHKOs). MEHKOs are small-scale operations that provide and sell food from a home facility, including potentially hazardous foods like poultry, meat, and dairy. The cap for compliance is 30 meals per day or 60 meals per week. County Director of Environmental Health Services Larry Fay said there are many illegal operations throughout the county selling homemade meals on Facebook Marketplace, and the new law allows a pathway to compliance. “One of the major problems we run into with food facilities is that when you cook something, you want to cool it, hold it, and reheat it,” Fay said. “It leaves a lot of opportunities for violations, and the controlled process would reduce the opportunity for microbial growth.” Currently, illegal operations are simply shut down when discovered, but the new health permit process will offer them food

safety education and standards for compliance. Bobbi Thompson, a certified professional food safety manager and county representative for Cook Alliance, said she proudly supports the new law. “This permit will build healthy, resilient communities and create economic opportunities for the people that need it the most,” Thompson said. “Cooks from underserved communities, primarily women, immigrants, and people of color, will use their skills to generate extra income.” The supervisors fully supported the amendment. “We’ll give you an opportunity … to get some people in the door and give them some training,” Supervisor Peter Adam said. “That’s probably better than trying to chase all the illegal operations around, and it may result in more people eating better quality food, and that’s a good thing.” Public Health Department Director Van Do-Reynoso agreed: “I think part of the outreach is not only pulling in home cooks who are currently doing it, but also raising community awareness that, hey, if you buy food from a home vendor, they should have that insignia.” The law can only be applied to the county as a whole. Because individual cities cannot opt out, Fay and Do-Reynoso said they would come back to the board in late July after engaging with the cities and communities. —Delaney Smith

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ore than 200,000 surgical masks were shipped to two hospitals in Hubei Province, the epicenter of a widening viral infection, by Santa Barbara nonprofit Direct Relief on Monday. FedEx aircraft took an emergency shipment of the masks to the Chinese state, as well TO CHINA, WITH LOVE: Santa Barbara nonprofit Direct Relief on as isolation gowns, fluid- Monday sent more than 200,000 surgical masks to two Chinese resistant coveralls, and hospitals in the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak. exam gloves that were requested by Wuhan Union Hospital and Direct Relief last provided aid to China Xiaogan Central Hospital in the city of in 2008 after the devastating Sichuan earthXiaogan, which is about 30 miles to the quake that killed more than 87,000 people. northwest of Wuhan, where the novel coro- A long-established agency to provide emernavirus broke out at the end of December. gency medical supplies and medications to Since the outbreak began, five cases have locations worldwide, Direct Relief is workbeen confirmed in the U.S., including two ing through the Hubei Charity Federation, a government-recognized donation recipient, cases in California. A shortage of face masks was reported to send the two hospitals supplies which will across Asia, with some countries banning arrive on Thursday. export and limiting purchases. Even in “We’re deeply thankful for FedEx Santa Barbara, some residents say friends in enabling such a quick response to very speCanada have requested boxes of masks that cific requests from Chinese health officials they can forward to China in turn. On Sun- who are managing a very large, complex day, a Chinese official stated that 100,000 situation,” said Direct Relief CEO Thomas protective suits were needed in Hubei Prov- Tighe. The country had imposed new proince alone, Direct Relief reported, while the tocols to ensure coordinated and appropricountry’s manufacturers could only turn ate imports to address the public health out 30,000 a day. emergency. —Jean Yamamura

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he Strauss Wind Energy Project is set to advance as the Board of Supervisors voted to deny several appeals by the California Native Plant Society, local resident George Bedford, and Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy, representing several labor organizations. The appeals, which focused on concerns relating to eco- An artist rendering of Strauss Wind Energy Project system impacts and visual impacts on nearby residents, proved unconvincargued in favor of the project, with groups ing to the supes, who voted 4-0 in favor of like the Community Environmental Council the project, citing the exhaustive period of and the Sierra Club stating Strauss would study that had been carried out, changes to help the county meet its renewable energy earlier plans that significantly diminished goals at a time when it faces mounting chalthe project’s ecosystem impact, and the need lenges created by climate change. for the county to move ahead with projects to Daniel Duke, who spoke on behalf of meet its renewable energy goals. The project BayWa, the company in charge of the project, is now ready to begin construction in Febru- pointed out that through mitigation efforts ary, with expected completion by September and a reduced number of wind turbines 2020. compared to an earlier plan, the project’s During the public comment period, potential impact on the Lompoc area’s ecothose against the project highlighted con- system has been substantially reduced. He cerns regarding potential negative impacts also stated the project would generate more on wildlife, especially birds, as well as plant than $40 million over its 30-year lifespan, life in the surrounding area, especially the placing it among the top 10 largest taxpayers Gaviota tarplant. Other environmentalists in the county. —Brian Osgood

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he Santa Barbara Unified School District is backpedaling an abrupt decision to end a beloved program at La Cumbre Junior High after an impassioned group of parents fired back at the announcement. Core Knowledge is a humanities enrichment program structured like a “school within a school.” According to the flyers given to new parents on January 8, students in the program take a two-period core which covers state standards for social studies and English Language Arts (ELA), and the third enrichment period focuses on addiALL EARS: After receiving significant backlash for attempting tional humanities topics and deeper to dismantle La Cumbre’s Core Knowledge Program, Principal learning so students are able to pur- Bradley Brock announced the program would stay put — but sue honors and AP coursework in not before Superintendent Cary Matsuoka asked him to attend high school. Tuesday’s school board meeting to “hear where the parents are “The principal was boasting coming from.” about the program [on Jan. 8],” said Tyler Tomblin, a dad of an incom“We greatly appreciate and take to heart ing 7th grader. Tomblin said Core Knowl- the feedback we have received from famiedge was a major factor in the decision to lies who are passionate supporters of the enroll his 6th-grade son at La Cumbre. Core Knowledge program at La Cumbre “Then, one week later, he just pulled the rug Junior High,” Brock said. “In consultation with a variety of stakeholders and in conout from under us.” The outrage began when Principal Bradly sideration of the input we have received, we Brock sent out a letter to parents just seven have decided to keep it in place as we condays after the Core Knowledge open house, tinue to work with staff to address concerns informing them that the program would be regarding the structural inequities we have phasing out and not accepting new students identified.” for the 2020/2021 year. Brock’s letter referHe cited school-wide schedule challenges enced data from an eight-week evaluation, as the structural inequity. Brock, who has though when he was asked to reveal the been in his principal role less than one year, details of the evaluation and the referenced replaced the late Jo Ann Caines, who introdata, he did not. Instead, he announced that duced the Core Knowledge program to La Cumbre in 2003. —DS the district would be keeping the program.

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t least 18 individuals who committed felonies as a result of mental illness will be diverted from the Santa Barbara County Jail into residential treatment over the next three years. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a grant agreement with the Department of State Hospitals to accept $2,644,500 for the county to provide community mental-health treatment —including residential treatment —for felony mental-health diversion clients. The grant requires that a minimum of 18 individuals whose felony BED DILEMMA: Because of the lack of mental-health beds —only 16 in the charges stemmed from mental ill- county —the county jail’s Psychiatric Health Facility houses the largest amount ness, who have been deemed incom- of mentally ill individuals in the county. petent to stand trial and who don’t Because of the lack of mental-health beds —only pose a threat to the public, are taken to residential treatment centers instead of jail over the grant’s 16 in the county —the county jail houses the largest three-year period, from January 1, 2020, through amount of mentally ill individuals in the county. December 31, 2022. According to an October 2017 single-day census in Santa Barbara County has been under strain the board report, 52 percent of the 1,051 inmates had from its lack of beds for mental-health patients. a history of receiving mental-health services from Under the new Pre-Trial Felony Diversion Pro- country providers. gram, the county’s Department of Behavioral With the supes’ approval of the grant, the District Wellness will not reinvent the wheel to create more Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, and beds. Instead, it will leverage existing restorative the Department of Behavioral Wellness will coltreatment models to develop a six-bed residential laborate to develop a protocol for selecting mentally treatment center for the clients, including on-site ill inmates for the program. —Delaney Smith security and clinical staff.

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anta Barbara City Fire Chief Eric Nickel put forth a proposal Tuesday to move the city’s fire and medical dispatching services to a new regional dispatch center being designed and built at the county’s Cathedral Oaks campus. Doing so, Nickel said, would vastly improve the coordination and communication among Santa Barbara’s emergency services and reduce response times for city residents by as much as one to two minutes. The tradeoff would be an extra $800,000-$900,000 in additional yearly costs. At the moment, Nickel explained to the City Council, a city 9-1-1 caller in need of an ambulance or fire crew is often transferred between multiple dispatchers and agencies. That takes precious time. And because each jurisdiction is currently limited to sending only their units, there’s no guarantee the closest EMS or fire engine will be the one to get the call. The Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technology at the new regional center, Nickel said, will send the closest available unit to the incident, regardless of their home agency. “The eight stations of the City Fire Department essentially become a combined team of 18 fire stations from Gaviota to Carpinteria, and 37 stations countywide,” said Nickel. Multiple county partners, from Santa Maria down to Summerland, have already signed on to the regional center, which is expected to open by 2023. Ventura uses the same system, as do many other counties throughout the state. In the 10-year period from 2009 to 2019, the volume of city emergency calls increased by 52 percent, Nickel said. At the same time, dispatcher staffing decreased from 19 full-time positions to 18. There will come a point in the next decade when City Fire will need to add up to two more fire crews to meet the ever-increasing need, Nickel said. One fully staffed engine company costs approximately $3.5 million per year. The extra $800,000-$900,000 for the dispatch move is more than worth it, he said. —Tyler Hayden

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KABUKI TRAVESTY: First elected the night that Trump stunned the world in 2016, Carbajal gallivanted around the 24th Congressional District last week on a packed schedule of local events, including a Goleta town hall, as he seeks reelection. Amid his agenda of talking points was a fun-withnumbers recap of 2019 accomplishments, ranging from the mundane (“Responded to 80,339 pieces of constituent mail”) to the substantive, including House passage of his California Clean Coast Act (HR 279) to ban future offshore oil and gas leasing in the state. If only it could get a hearing in the pesky U.S. Senate, that is. Although Carbajal is acutely fired up about the impeachment kabuki show trial that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is conducting, he’s more chronically indignant over the Republican Senate’s utter disregard for legislation passed in the Democratic House — including several Carbajal bills now entombed in living death. “That is a travesty — that he refuses to collaborate with the House to try to find common ground,” he said. Noting that the House has sent over more than 400 bills which have gone exactly nowhere (“275 of which are bipartisan!” keens Rep. Diploid), our Man in Washington all but sputters at the crystalline purity of McConnell’s partisanship: “He calls himself, gladly, the Grim Reaper of Legislation, not doing the people’s business.” STATE OF PLAY: While Carbajal foresees Republican senators paying a political price for standing four-square behind McConnell on impeachment and other matters, that’s far from a settled issue. At first glance, the Senate electoral landscape

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n most days, Rep. Salud Carbajal is the most mild-spoken of politicians — cautious, good-natured, and (his hands-down favorite word) bipartisan to a fault. Last week, however, as majority Republicans yawned and fidget spun through the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Carbajal uncharacteristically let his rhetorical freak flag fly. “It seems more like a coverup than the trial we expect for the Senate to conduct,” said Santa Barbara’s 55-yearold congressmember in an interview. “Certainly, the Senate is on trial as much as the president is on trial,” he fumed. “Because if they choose politics over country, politics over true patriotism, then I think the American people will remember at the ballot box.” Or not: What “the American people” decide in voting for Senate in November is the most intriguing question of the 2020 election.

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District 3 County Supervisor Thursday, Feb. 6th, 6 to 8 pm Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave, Goleta looks favorable for Democrats. To take control of the 100-member chamber, they need to flip four seats (three if they also defeat Trump and gain a tie-breaking vice president of their party) on a 2020 national map, in which the GOP must defend 23 seats and the Dems only 12. But political professionals, such as the nonpartisan Cook Report, rank only three of those seats as “toss-up” Dem opportunities — GOP incumbents Martha McSally in Arizona, Cory Gardner in Colorado, and Susan Collins in Maine — and rate a vacant seat in Kansas and that of Senator Thom Tillis in North Carolina as potential, but harder, stretches. The Democrats meanwhile face tough duty protecting Alabama’s Doug Jones, elected in a 2018 special as that state’s first Democratic senator in two decades. Jones, who won amid an intraparty Republican feud after Senator Jeff Sessions resigned to become Trump’s Attorney General, faces an uphill fight against the winner amid a GOP wannabe pack that includes Sessions, on the comeback trail. Now below the radar, these Senate races could prove even more consequential in the long run than the cacophonous presidential campaign: Given McConnell’s successful, if unscrupulous, political machinations in shaping the federal judiciary during the final year of President Obama’s term and the first three of Trump’s — the GOP Senate already has rubber-stamped 185 Trump judges, or one-fifth of the U.S. district and circuit court total — which will shape the nation, politically, economically, and socially, for generations. “That is one thing that McConnell has focused on — appointing judges, many of whom have not been qualified by the American Bar Association,” Carbajal sighed. “Many legal scholars have evaluated many of these nominees, many of whom have not even practiced law.” World’s Greatest Deliberative Body, indeed. —Jerry Roberts

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Michael Aaron Ross

Michael passed away on December 29, 2019. He leaves behind his wife Debbie, children Payton, Tanner and Ciara. His mother Sandra his Grandmother Tillie, Uncle John, Aunt Debbie and many more family members. We will have a celebration of his life, Saturday February 1st. 2020 from 12 pm to 4pm at Manning Park area 9 in Montecito. To remember this wonderful man.

Arnold David Gowans 9/8/1928 - 1/15/2020

Known for his calm temperament, kindness, and devotion to his family, Arnold David Gowans passed away peacefully on January 15, 2020, at the age of 91. Born on September 8, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, to Madeline and William Gowans, Arnold was the oldest of their two sons. From a young age, he showed great promise as both a student and an athlete, so it came as no surprise to his parents that he chose to attend his father’s alma mater, the University of Michigan. A proud Wolverine, Arnold earned degrees in business, engineering and law, and remained an avid fan of the school, especially the football team, throughout his life. He was thrilled that his grandson, John, a recent 18

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Michigan graduate, decided to carry on the family tradition. After Arnold graduated with his J.D., he moved to Santa Barbara and practiced law, welcoming the opportunity for a respite from Michigan’s freezing winters. In 1973, soon after Arnold’s arrival in the Golden State, California’s then governor Ronald Reagan appointed him to the bench as a municipal court judge. Known for his compassion, fairness, and ability to listen, Arnold was respected by attorneys on both sides of the aisle. He served as President of the Bar Association and President of New House, a sober living facility, retiring from the bench in 1993. Although Arnold loved the law, his second love was tennis. He was a great admirer of Rod Laver, not just for his technical and athletic ability, but also for his sportsmanship and composure on the court. Like Laver, Arnold was a lefty with a classic serve and volley game. He was a Santa Barbara City champion and later became a nationally ranked senior. After he retired from the law, he traveled all over the United States with his doubles partner to play in Masters tournaments. In his everyday life, Arnold was a gentle and reflective person, but he became an intense and powerful competitor on the tennis court. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Prentice. He leaves his loving wife of fortyfour years, Barbara; his son, Arnold David Gowans, Jr.; daughter, Sandra Starkey, and son-in-law, David Starkey. He also leaves grandchildren Serena Bottiani-Henderson (Jared), Andrea Bottiani, Julia Bottiani, John Chambliss and Miranda Starkey, along with his three-year old great grandson Luca Santizo. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor his memory

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can be given to your favorite charity. Special thanks to Heritage House, Dr. Harbaugh, the Visiting Nurses/ Hospice, and to David Yossem and Steve Drummy for their extraordinary kindness and loving care. There will be a celebration of Arnold’s life at La Cumbre Country Club on February 22, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Edwin F. De La Torre 6/5/1935 - 1/20/2020

Edwin F. de la Torre, 84, passed away January 20, 2020 after battling various health issues over the past 4 years. Ed was born at St. Francis Hospital in Santa Barbara, June 5, 1935 to parents Frank and Mary (Girardot) de la Torre. His earliest known de la Torre ancestor, Jose Joaquin de la Torre, came to this country as a soldier from Spain in the later 18th century. He married Maria de los Angeles Cota, who was born at Presidio Santa Barbara in 1790. Their son, Ed’s great grandfather, Jose Antonio, homesteaded in Santa Barbara in the Rattle Snake Canyon area. His wife, Josefa Soledad Olivera, was the granddaughter of Scotsman George Stewart, a mutineer on the HMS Bounty, and his Tahitian bride he named Peggy. Another great grandfather, Juan Lopez, was the alcalde (ranch foreman) for Nicholas Den on the Dos Pueblos Ranch. Ed’s mother’s family were French and Swiss. His DNA pretty much covered the globe but he was most proud of his Santa Barbara roots. Ed attended Delores Elementary School, Catholic High School (pre-Bishop Garcia Diego High), and Loyola University in Los Angeles. He graduated there in 1957 with a BA in business. Many of those class-

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mates remained friends his entire life. He learned the tire business from his father, the owner of Santa Barbara Retreading Shop. He worked in his dad’s shop during summer vacations. After college he worked for a time at Bennett’s Music in Santa Barbara as a salesman. In 1961, Ed started working at Southern Counties Gas Company (later to become Southern California Gas Company). He started on the Distribution crews, then transferred to Customer Service and became a residential and, later, a commercial field representative. In 1985, he was promoted into the Marketing Department, where he remained until his retirement in 1993. Ed has always had a concern for the environment and was very well versed on alternative sources of energy. Because of that, he started his own solar water heating business–Solen Enterprises. It was in operation for about 10 years. Ed appeared in plays in high school, college, and local theater productions— including Alhecama Players up until the mid-1970’s. He was also the founder of R.O.M.E. (Residential Opportunities Made Equal) Investments—an organization formed in 1967 to provide open (integrated) housing in Santa Barbara. After retiring, he was a volunteer counselor for 10 years with the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) run through the California Department on Aging. He helped seniors navigate the issues involving Medicare and health insurance. He enjoyed helping people and was tenacious in untangling complex billing issues and doing battle with insurance companies and medical facilities when necessary. In 2004, he became part of a working group formed to save Goleta Beach Park from erosion and other environmental hazards. He was passionate about preserving the park for the approximately one million

people that use the park yearly. In 2015, the Goleta Chamber gave him the honor of naming him Volunteer of the Year. He was proud of that honor and all that the Friends of Goleta Beach Park volunteers have accomplished over the years. Ed was an avid fly fisherman. He traveled to Montana, Alaska, Chile, New Mexico, and anywhere he could cast a fly rod. He also enjoyed jazz music and played the keyboard. He especially liked Brazilian jazz. Ed is survived by his wife, Sue Ramsey, of nearly 40 years; his daughter, Mary (Bill) Geck of Albuquerque; son, John (Mabel) de la Torre of Santa Barbara; granddaughter, Emma (Jordan) Drake; grandson, Will Geck, both of Albuquerque; his only great grandchild, Levi Drake; and his halfbrother, Frank (Jennifer) de la Torre, Simi Valley. His former wife, Sharla Rodriguez, who has remained a friend, along with her husband, Gil, also survives him. Both were a tremendous help during these last difficult years. Lastly, he is survived by his beloved cat, Buster. His parents and his oldest son, Ed Jr. preceded Ed in death. The family wishes to thank the wonderful and caring staff of Abundant Care assisted living. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to entrust Ed’s care to. God bless each one of you. Final services will be private.

Karena Ryals 6/30/1954 - 11/5/2019

A celebration of Karena's life will be held at the Unitarian Society 1533 Santa Barbara St at Arrellaga St, Saturday, Feb 1, at 2 p.m.


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George Labotts-Misbeek Katie O’Reilly Rogers 1/21/1929 - 11/19/2019

10/16/1953 - 1/10/2020

George Labotts-Misbeek, a true Santa Barbara native who was born at his Chino Street home on the 21st day of January 1929, died peacefully at his home on the 19th day of November 2019. George is probably best remembered for the Varsity Bike shop in Isla Vista, the business he faithfully owned and operated from 1954 (initially with two buddies) to 2012, earning him the distinction of being the longest original owner of a bike shop in Santa Barbara. Oh, the stories George could tell of Isla Vista! George continued to work at the bike shop after he sold it, working nearly up to the day he died. George had a stalwart dedication to putting students on bikes and off to classes. He had an impeccable work ethic. One loyal customer has gifted the bike shop with a memorial plaque for George. The bike shop wasn’t his only gig for many of those years; George was a member of the Santa Barbara Police Department for over 25 years. Starting his career as a motorcycle officer, George finished his dedicated service as a detective. George, of course, got his education from local schools, attending Harding Grammar School, La Cumbre Junior High School, and Santa Barbara High School. He was a member of the graduating class of 1947. He recently attended a reunion. No services will be held per his request. His surviving friends would be pleased if you would consider honoring George with an act of kindness in his name. Those closest to George would agree that kindness is his most lasting legacy.

Katie O’Reilly Rogers passed away peacefully in Newbury Park, CA on January 10 after an almost 9 yearlong battle with brain cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. Katie was born October 16, 1953 in Pensacola, FL. Her father was a successful pilot in the U.S. Navy, and therefore she and her three siblings grew up all over the country: from Boston, to Monterey, to the Florida Keys. Finally, when she was 9, her father, Charles O’Reilly, was transferred to Pt. Magu and the family settled in Camarillo. Katie attended UCSB from 1971-75. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and a Math minor from the College of Creative Studies. She was one of two women to graduate from the program that year. After a few years of traveling and working in Santa Barbara, CA, Katie decided to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture, as she found it to be the perfect combination of art and science. She soon fell in love with the subject while working for Castleberg Associates and enrolled in the Landscape Architect Certificate program at UCLA. While still working full time, Katie commuted to Los Angeles for three years to take night classes in order to finish her degree. During that time Katie met Tom Rogers, a handsome and fun-loving local politician who also had a great love for the environment. The two fell in love and were married at the Santa Barbara Mission in May 1988. They had two daughters, Claire and Caroline. Just a few months after Claire was born, Katie decided to start her own Landscape Architecture firm and in January ‘92 the doors to The Office of Katie O’Reilly Rogers were opened.

Katie spent the next 20 years running an extremely successful business, working on projects ranging from sprawling Montecito estates to the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. She won dozens of awards for her work, including the Santa Barbara Beautiful Award for the Belmond El Encanto and was honored by the Elings Park Chairman’s Council for her work on the Singleton Pavilion. Katie continues to be honored to this day for many of the gardens she designed. Katie wasn’t just successful on the ground. Following in her father’s footsteps, Katie got her pilot’s license and flew her family around the U.S. in her dad’s Mooney. She would even fly herself to job sites that were too far to drive to in a day. Outside of flying, Katie loved to go SCUBA diving all over the world and enjoyed taking her daughters skiing in the Rocky Mountains. She traveled around the globe, from Tahiti to Europe to Patagonia and was known for her extensive book collection, as she never had fewer than half a dozen books on her nightstand. Katie loved to share all of her passions with her girls and gave them every opportunity to explore the world around them, just like her parents had done for her. She will forever be remembered as a brilliant, beautiful, and incredibly strong woman, and her legacy will continue to thrive. Katie is survived by her daughters Claire and Caroline Rogers, her mother Joan O’Reilly, her aunt Bobbie Bailey, her sister Paddy O’Reilly, her brother Tim O’Reilly, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Tom Rogers, her father Charles O’Reilly, and her brother Matt O’Reilly. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, February 1st at 11am at the Santa Barbara Mission, with a reception to follow at 1pm at the Singleton Pavilion in Elings Park. All who knew and loved her are welcome to attend both events. In lieu of flowers, Katie wished for donations to be made to the Greater Yellowstone Coalition or Grand Teton Association

Bernard Timothy (“Tim”) McGovern 11/9/1930 - 1/21/2020

Tim McGovern passed away in his sleep late on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s – a sinister, merciless disease. A lifelong adventurer, Tim was born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales (Australia), to William and Nancie (Osborne) McGovern. After his own father’s passing when Tim was very young, he attended St. Joseph’s College (Joey’s), a boarding school in Sydney. After graduation, he articled (apprenticed) with Dover’s Surveying in Wollongong. Because Australia required surveyors to be at least 25 years old and Tim was just 21, he moved to New Guinea to hone his craft, working at the Bulolo Gold Dredging Company where his first task was to survey an all-weather road through the jungle. Also during his early adulthood, he was a volunteer lifeguard at the Wollongong Surf Club, volunteered with the local fire brigade, and served as a cadet in Australia’s Air Force. After traveling through Europe for a few years, colleagues at Bulolo Gold Dredging in New Guinea suggested he would be welcomed at a companion company in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tim met his future wife, Fay Elaine Drewes, early during his time in Vancouver at an AustraliaNew Zealand Club dance – ironically, they grew up less than 200 miles from each other in Australia but did not meet until they were both living in Canada. Tim and Fay were married in Vancouver and – a little more than a year later – Tim was offered the opportunity to work in Nigeria, to provide an up-to-date map of more than 50,000 square kilometers of the country. Tim and Fay “lived bush” for nearly 2 years, expanding their horizons and gaining a fierce appreciation for each other and for the adventure

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that world travel brings. Serving as a photogrammetric engineer, just a few examples of Tim’s later professional adventures included mapping a pipeline route between Saudi Arabia and Iraq; mapping land ownership along the Nile in Egypt; identifying minerals claims in South America; and siting communications towers in South Korea. After returning to Vancouver, Tim and Fay welcomed two children – Mitchell Timothy and Andrea Leigh. Upon leaving Vancouver, the family lived in Seattle and Honolulu before settling in Tarzana (San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles), where they lived for nearly 40 years, during which time Tim eventually embraced a second career as a licensed realtor and became active in the Tarzana Chamber of Commerce. In 2012, Tim and Fay relocated to Santa Barbara, to be closer to family which by then included their two young grandsons, Drewes William and Kellmer Bruce McFarling. Tim had many hobbies… he played bridge, was an avid golfer, actively practiced magic, had a green thumb in the garden, collected coins and stamps, and was a devoted family man. Tim was preceded in death by his older brother Tony. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Fay, who faithfully visited Tim each day – often more than once – during his extended stay at a residential care facility. (June 25, 2020 would have been their 60th wedding anniversary.) Tim also leaves behind a beloved younger sister Thea and younger brother Terry, son Mitchell, daughter Andrea, son-in-law Doug McFarling, grandsons Drewes and Kellmer, dozens of cousins, nieces, and nephews, and countless friends. We will miss his love of family, his thirst for adventure, and certainly his snappy sense of style. Tim’s family will celebrate his life in a private service at the Santa Barbara Mission and Tim’s remains will be scattered in a few locations important to him that will allow him to continue his adventures. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a gift to the Alzheimer’s Association in Tim’s memory.

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Jacqueline Van Spanckeren 10/3/1925 - 1/8/2020

Jacqueline Van Spanckeren died peacefully January 8, 2020 at 94 years of age, surrounded by her three children. A beautiful, gracious lady who was warm, loving, brave, wise and fun, she was widely respected and deeply loved by her family. As a master teacher who introduced “Reader’s Theater” to Cleveland School, where she taught for 30 years, she brought literature alive in her classroom. She wrote her own obituary, updated here: “Born in Kansas City, Missouri on October 3, 1925, Jacqueline’s maiden name was Jones. She was born on her brother Selden’s first birthday. Two brothers were born later. Jacqueline soon became known as ‘Jackie’ and life was fun with three brothers. She attended Border Star Elementary School and Southwest High School. Her high school had fraternities and sororities and along with classes there were many parties. It was a good school and quite progressive. She attended Chevy Chase J.C. in Maryland, the U. of Arizona in Tucson, the U. of Missouri (where she received a B.A. in Sociology) and later UCSB (where she got a teaching credential). But the fateful year was 1944 at U. Arizona, where she met her husband to be, Jack Van Spanckeren. It was love at first sight. Jackie accepted his fraternity pin on their first date, and they married the following February. They settled in Santa Barbara in 1953, where Jack was a psychologist at Devereux School. They loved life together for 60 years, until Jack’s death in 2006. They are survived by three grown 20

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children, Kathryn, Karen, and Jon; two grandchildren, Paul Breslow and Heidi Petersen; and two great grandchildren, Arabella and Caroline Breslow. Jackie also leaves a brother, Ellis Jones, and many nieces and nephews. They were founding members of Goleta Presbyterian Church, Giorgi Park Assoc., North Shore Ski and Boat Club at Lake Nacimiento, Los Fiesteros Dance Club, and SB chapter of International Friendship Force. They enjoyed tennis, golf, camping and traveling with family and friends.” Jackie’s family was blessed to have had such a wonderful mother, and thank Delfidia Estrada and Alexander Gardens for taking such loving care of her. The memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday Feb. 29, 2020 at Goleta Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara.

Hal Boucher 8/4/1926 - 1/15/2020

Hal (Harold Joseph) Boucher was 93 years old, greatly loved by his family, and an important figure in the Santa Barbara community. Dad grew up on a farm near Flint, Michigan but was always curious about the larger world. His mother got him his first camera at age seven, igniting a lifelong passion for photography. His first published photograph was in Life magazine when he was ten. From the age of twelve he worked part-time in photography. During the war, while in high school, he got a job with the Flint Journal.. At age 18 he joined the army and was shipped to the Philippines in

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1945. Some of his duties included photography, and he amassed a remarkable collection of photographs with detailed captions documenting the post-war period and Filipino culture. After discharge he was determined to leave Flint and enrolled at the Fred Archer Photography School in LA, followed by the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. He found a new home in Santa Barbara, and got a job with the News Press. In 1949 he was recruited by Robert Odell to be the house photographer at the Santa Barbara Biltmore. Working the two jobs resulted in several years of often 100-hour work weeks. In 1952, Hal married Louise Heitfeld. In the midfifties he decided to go into the photography business for himself, while still keeping his connections, including darkroom and office, with the Biltmore. Louise was an integral part of the business until her death in 2013. Hal’s assignments at the Biltmore included legendary costume parties at the Coral Casino, such as the 1951 “Out of This World” ball. It isn’t possible to mention all the political figures, power brokers and celebrities he photographed over the decades, but perhaps most notable were John and Jackie Kennedy on their honeymoon at San Ysidro Ranch. Dad’s tenure at the Biltmore lasted a jaw-dropping 70 years; his last job was the employee Christmas party in December. His private career included thousands of weddings, debutante balls and society events. He was particularly talented at bringing out the best in family groups during candid home sessions. Hal was truly a grand old man of Santa Barbara, and his children miss him very much. He is survived by Catherine, Carrie, Tom and Jon, as well as his big sister Jean and six grandchildren. There will be a get-together to honor Hal on February 17 at 3pm. Contact Tom at tboucher77@yahoo.com for details.

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CLEVENGER, Michael A. 8/13/1928 - 1/10/2020

Mike (91) passed away peacefully, January 10th , 2020 in Santa Barbara, CA, after a long and adventurous life. Born in Spokane, WA on August 13, 1928 he spent his childhood in Houston, TX. He told stories about the lasting effect of his scouting days in Texas as a member of the Trail Blazer Patrol. “The patrol meetings and trips we took developed skills and confidence that helped me in my work and marriage. The satisfaction of being the best patrol of Troop 50 and achieving recognition at the Scout Jamborees were lessons of value I’ve always cherished.” Mike started in the oil exploration business when he was 17. He went on to work for Geophysical Associates during his college days at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology where he graduated with a degree in Geophysics in 1951. While working on a geophysical crew in Canada Mike met his wife of 60 years, Billie (Wilma Allan). They were married on a cold Canadian day in December of 1951 and enjoyed a warm honeymoon in Acapulco, Mexico. Mike and Billie moved with the geophysical crews in the U.S. and Canada over the next few years and had a son, Ralph, and daughter, Susan. By this time Mike was working for United Geophysical Corporation and the opportunity to work overseas set the family on a new path. They lived in France, Iran, Libya and Egypt before returning to the states in 1965. Mike’s

work overseas was instrumental in finding many of the largest oil fields in the middle east and north Africa. They spent two years in Metairie, Louisiana before moving to La Cañada, CA in 1968 where Mike continued his work at United Geophysical eventually becoming president of the company. The Clevenger family had lived in 21 different places in six countries over 17 years. Mike and Billie lived in La Cañada for 25 years. Mike traveled for work, visiting west Africa, China, and South America in the search for oil. Mike and Billie played lots of tennis and enjoyed entertaining friends and family in their close-knit community. Mike retired in 1990 but he never retired from life’s adventures. Both Clevenger children and their new grandchild lived in Santa Barbara so in 1992 Mike and Billie built a new home on the Mesa to be close to their family. They spent several years traveling throughout the west and Canada. One of Mike’s proudest accomplishments was his ascent of Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States. An avid skier, Mike spent every winter skiing in Mammoth, and his passion for fly fishing took him throughout the west as well as Alaska, British Columbia, Belize, and New Zealand. He was very proud of being a co-founder of the Santa Barbara Flyfishers and the work he did as a volunteer wilderness ranger for the U.S. Forest Service. Mike is survived by his daughter, Susan Clevenger, his son and daughter-inlaw, Ralph and Mary Jane, and his grandson, Gray Clevenger. “Mike is now on an extended fishing trip”. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Association of Santa Barbara.


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David Denniston 1936-2019

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resident of Santa Barbara for over 30 years, has been a hero to many families who have adult children with developmental challenges. Sadly, our friend, mentor, and father passed away suddenly in late December 2019. Since his death, many families that Dave has helped have said exactly the same thing: “He changed my life.” Dave has indelibly made an impact on the lives of everyone he knew as well as our community. His time with us on earth will resonate for years ahead. In life, Dave was a humble and unpretentious person, shrugging off heartfelt expressions of appreciation and refoVISIONARY: Dave Denniston was a pioneer of supported living for children with a cusing attention elsewhere. He developmental disability — from a father’s perspective — founding San Felipe Supdidn’t need accolades. He was a ported Living 31 years ago. man who thrived on helping — easily setting aside his own time his daughter and other folks with developmental disto devote himself to the benefit of others. As the father of a child with a developmental dis- abilities, volunteering as a docent at the Santa Barbara ability, he forged a path for other families by creating Maritime Museum, or designing and managing webnatural supports for his daughter in her home, and sites for various groups. then by consulting and talking to families throughout He was also serious in play — sailing with friends; the state about his experience and knowledge. He is listening to jazz and traveling with his companion recognized as a pioneer of supported living—from and love, Rhea; attending Happy Hour with friends; a father’s perspective. It was his personal touch that and bantering with his coffee mates — the Codgers on made the difference. Caffeine — every Friday like clockwork. Dave gave his About 31 years ago, Dave formed a nonprofit agency full attention and energy to all that he did. —San Felipe Supported Living—that was one of the One of his friends recently remarked, “God gave first supported living agencies in the state of California. us a giant in the smallest of stature.” And Dave’s vision It grew out of a personal need—to provide a better for San Felipe was never small. Its founding serenlife for his daughter. Its reach quickly eclipsed that dipitously coincided with the state’s pilot project for personal need when Dave realized that other families Supported Living Services in the early 1990s, but it was wanted the same opportunities that he had created for his fatherly involvement that spoke volumes to other his daughter. He wasn’t willing to sit back and accept families wanting to stay involved in the options availthe status quo but wanted to step up and create new able to their child. What makes San Felipe Supported opportunities. So, he began helping. One family at a Living unique is that it is family-guided —with the complete collaboration of established support services. time. Dave had always treasured the connections he Dave’s desire for his daughter to have a life outside made throughout his life, so it was natural for him of a predetermined mini institute drove him to build to form friendships with the families he met through a community where people who have disabilities live his daughter. He was respected and loved — from in their own homes, successfully and with some of high school to college to his professional career and the best quality of support offered. Families who were throughout his years living in Santa Barbara —and previously unhappy with the living options for their Dave maintained his friendships because they meant adult children realized they had choices and were everything to him. Quirky and quick-witted, thought- encouraged by Dave’s success in beneficial care for ful and kind, centered and determined, Dave had a vast his own daughter. Individuals with severe challenges, array of friends over his life, a testament to his open- who might have been institutionalized in the past, are now living wonderful lives—getting out into the minded, easygoing personality. Dave was uniquely gifted; he had an engineering community and making as many decisions as they can brain enhanced with a sensitive and empathic heart. while developing long-term friendships with people These qualities enabled him to simultaneously prob- employed to live with them and supportive of a full life. Dave made everyone feel important—and that is a lem-solve a difficult situation while never losing sight of the people experiencing those difficulties. He always very unusual quality. Dave was family. He was family kept his focus, parsing out the meaning in a conversa- to all of us. 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his past Monday, the world remembered an event that forever changed the face of humanity. Seventy-five years ago, on January 27, the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland was liberated by the Soviet army following a long and brutal war — and light began to return after one of the darkest chapters in human history. Over 11 million people were murdered during the Holocaust; more than 6 million of them were Jews. In Poland alone, 3 million Jews were murdered — and in Auschwitz, 1.5 million lives were lost. The survivors of Auschwitz are now in their nineties, and their numbers are dwindling. Who will remember their stories if we do not keep them alive? The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara’s Upstanders: Courage in the Face of Evil is a permanent exhibit of local survivors. The associated educational program informs more than 1,000 schoolchildren each year and is committed to keeping these stories and the messages they carry alive for generations to come. Whether hosted at our exhibit or in schools, students and other groups meet with survivors and hear the powerful stories from those who witnessed this history, internalizing the important lessons for their own lives: that we can all be “upstanders,” standing up for what is right and just in our society and the world community. In the words of Elie Wiesel, perhaps the most famous survivor of Auschwitz: “To hear a witness is to become a witness oneself.” Indeed, we truly dare not forget.

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s anyone else sick and tired (and literally tired because of) the unnecessary horn sounding from the 6:45 a.m. train? Maybe I’m the only one? While I have to grudgingly applaud the punctuality, I don’t appreciate the abrupt and unscheduled “alarm.” I have complained to Amtrak in the past (December 2018), and Amtrak did promptly and kindly respond. The Amtrak website has a very easy-to-use feedback section. Go there and speak up if you’re fed up. I’ll thank you in my last hour of much-needed sleep! —Lindsay Weinberg, S.B.

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n response to Starshine Roshell’s column “Period Parties,” which referenced a book I cowrote

with Terri Allison, Moon Mother, Moon Daughter: Myths and Rituals that Celebrate a Girl’s Coming of Age, I’d like to clarify the context and expand the conversation regarding “first period” rituals. The book was written in part as a response to the strong feelings and negative perspectives like those expressed in the column — the trauma, and consequent body shame, that can lead to disorders and diseases in girls and women. Many women today are seeking to reclaim their power, heal, and transform the narrative of the coming-of-age experience for themselves and their daughters by recalling the wisdom of ancient traditions and rituals. These rituals aren’t for everyone, and there are many ways to acknowledge a girl’s first period with respect for her comfort and wishes. The book includes other less “spiritual” suggestions and more intimate mother-daughter connections. The intention is to expand a celebration of the feminine, and the book includes essential topics like trusting intuition, finding one’s voice, exploring dreams, discovering one’s gifts, creating community, and more. Through Moon Mother, Moon Daughter, we continue to reach and inspire women around the world. I’m devoted to continuing this work, seeking and sharing the wisdom of cultures who respect and honor the feminine and the earth.

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FOUR FIELD SCHOLAR: Jason De León at the border

EL CAMINO: Remains of a migrant campsite in the Sonoran Desert

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ture Museum, four folding worktables face a large map dotted with location markers and hung with clusters of yellow and orange tags. More tags sit in stacks on each of the tables, along with manila envelopes and pages of printouts from a database. Opposite the map, on the two walls that flank the entrance to the room, dozens of stained and tattered T-shirts form a haphazard collage. On one side of the space, there’s a shelf displaying similarly distressed items, things like torn canvas shoes and a waterlogged diary; on the other, there’s a video monitor displaying drone footage of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. The exhibition is called Hostile Terrain 94, and it is one of more than 150 such stations set up around the world this year by a team led by UCLA professor of anthropology and 2017 MacArthur Award recipient Jason De León. In order to fully appreciate Hostile Terrain 94, you need to follow the exhibit’s instructions. I’ve spent some part of the last two Saturdays participating in the show. Seated at one of the worktables in front of the map, I used black pen to fill out the slips of cardboard and string known as “toe tags,” which morgues use to identify dead bodies. From the printed spreadsheets, I dutifully copied the 14 data fields onto each tag I made by hand, writing down case numbers and location information. Some of the categories — state, county, and latitude and longitude — were familiar. Others, such as “surface management” and “corridor” were new to me. The work was at once relatively easy and impossibly difficult. The heart of the process comes through most strongly in the five fields labeled name, age, cause of death, OME determined COD, and body condition. For example, “Armando Delgado Gil, 33, exposure, probable hypothermia, fully fleshed.” There are two types of toe tag — manila, for corpses that have been identified, like that of Armando; and orange, for the large number of cases in which the identity of the body remains unknown. The

causes of death and body condition fields on these orange tags offer such details as “skeletal remains,” “complete skeletonization with bone degradation,” and “skeletonization, disarticulated.” Whether the tags are manila or orange, the bodies they describe all have one thing in common: They perished in the process of crossing the border from Mexico into the United States.

victims of deadly force just as surely as the young men of color who have been gunned down in the streets of Chicago and St. Louis, and no bullets were fired. PTD may claim to deter people from crossing the border illegally, but writing toe tags has given me a different view on those three letters. An interpretation that takes into account the results of this policy might yield something more like “Pushed to Death.” Jason De León did not start out as an activist. His work at the border began when he discovered that the field and lab skills he had acquired on archaeological digs for ancient Meso-American artifacts had suddenly become relevant in the killing fields of the Sonoran Desert, where human remains were piling up at an alarming rate. De León documented this state of affairs in a book, The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (2015), but when Donald Trump was elected in 2016, he put off another book project in favor of doing something more public. What 2016 did, he told me, was intensify his search for a way to “convey social science data through things that people can connect with.” “We are in an important election cycle,” he went on to say, “and I felt that I had to make a choice: Either I could hide away and finish a book that wouldn’t come out for GIVE A SIGN: Directions carved into a tree

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As a result of a U.S. border-enforcement policy introduced in the 1990s called Prevention Through Deterrence, or PTD, thousands of corpses have accumulated in the most remote and dangerous areas along the border between the United States and Mexico. By focusing enforcement personnel and infrastructure in urban areas, the United States government has deliberately forced border crossers to take their chances in increasingly treacherous terrain. Enlisting the extremes of weather found in these places, along with such natural predators as rattlesnakes, scorpions, and coyotes, the Border Patrol has weaponized the desert, turning nature into something much more deadly than any moat or wall. The more than 3,200 people who have lost their lives in this way, and whose deaths are documented by Hostile Terrain 94, are

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another year and a half, or I could try to do something more public facing that would raise awareness,” not just about what was happening in Sonora but about the plight of migrants worldwide. De León is no stranger to the public eye. In 2011, he cohosted a Discovery Channel series with another professor of anthropology, Kirk French, called American Treasure. The pair traveled around the country answering requests from people who believed they had stumbled on important historical artifacts. It was a kind of younger, In order to understand both the exhibition and the scienedgier Antiques Roadshow shot on location, rather than tific project of which it is a part, it’s necessary to look at how many different aspects of the discipline of anthropology in a studio. In 2012, De León created the Undocumented Migra- are engaged by this work. Anthropologists ordinarily stick tion Project while on faculty at the University of Michigan, to one of the subject’s four fields — physical anthropology, and in the years that followed, he took graduate students which studies human remains in order to understand the and the photographer Michael Wells to the Sonoran impact of environment and culture on human evolution; Desert, where they excavated and classified not only cultural anthropology, sometimes known as ethnology, human remains but also the vast detritus scattered along which studies the learned aspects of human commuel camino, the wilderness trail to America. This research, nities; linguistic anthropology; and archeology, which along with Wells’s photos, went into the book, and the examines the objects that people have made. In relation to detritus—T-shirts, backpacks, water bottles, sneakers, these divisions within the discipline, Hostile Terrain 94 is etc. — went into an exhibition called State of Exception/Estado de Excepción, that traveled around the country and received positive notice form the New York Times when it landed at the gallery of the Parsons School of Art in 2017. His next attempt to bring his border research to the gallery space resulted in a powerful show in Portland, Maine, but the big map of the desert in that exhibit was a static representation covered with red dots marking the locations where bodies were SIN AGUA: Dehydration kills many of those who attempt the crossing. found. Determined to bring the reality of these deaths closer to his audience, De León asked a group a scientific unicorn — a so-called “four-field project” that of students he was teaching at Franklin & Marshall Col- combines all the different branches of anthropology into lege in 2018 to start writing toe tags. It took five of them a single overarching structure of knowledge. For example, almost three months to copy over the project’s 3,200, and De León’s chapters in The Land of Open Graves on the role by the end, they were exhausted. Their remarks about language plays in the communities formed by crossing how emotionally draining the work had been led De León the border are among his most exciting. to a breakthrough. What if the exhibition were designed Yet even this description, despite the degree to which it to draw visitors into this work? What if the conversion of reflects an extraordinary synthesis within the discipline of spreadsheet entries to handwritten tags could be crowd- anthropology, fails to cover the scope of Hostile Terrain’s sourced? How would that affect the experience of people intellectual and cultural footprint. From an art historical point of view, the show reflects a significant step beyond encountering the show? For De León, State of Exception and the subsequent participatory art into the realm of a movement that has show in Portland forced a breakthrough and a turning come to be called “relational aesthetics.” Interactive art point. State of Exception’s extensive media component, asked visitors to touch the sculpture or play games with

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“The soul is the piece of your consciousness that has moral worth and bears moral responsibility.” – David Brooks A New York Times op-ed columnist and regular guest on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered, David Brooks is one of America’s most prominent political commentators. His latest book, The Second Mountain, explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

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a computer interface. In relational aesthetics, the aims are more ambitious. Works belonging to this category take as their point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context, rather than an independent and private space. This is one of the main reasons why De León wants to keep Hostile Terrain cheap or free — to allow it to spread throughout the world and take on different configurations in each location. Finally, contemporary philosophy supplies many of the threshold concepts De León and his colleagues in public anthropology are now using to understand such extreme situations at the weaponization of nature. In this respect, the project extends work done by Michel Foucault and Giorgio Agamben into the domain of hard data. Agamben in particular — with his theory of the way states of exception, such as the extra-legal status of undocumented immigrants, reduce human beings to “bare life,” a sheerly biological existence stripped of human rights — has become a leader in this regard. Other threshold concepts used in the work include the “hybrid collectif,” a neologism of cultural anthropology that describes the way multiple forces, such as predators, climate, and terrain, come together to cause death in the desert. Former acting director of the UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum Elyse Gonzales made the decision to bring the exhibition to Santa Barbara based on a recommendation from UCSB Assistant Professor of Art History and Archeology Alicia Boswell. Silvia Perea, current acting director of the AD&A, makes several excellent points in contextualizing the work. First, one should understand that the subject is hardly a new one for art. Perea traces the emergence of “Border Art” to at least the 1980s and names multiple other practitioners such as Sislej Xhafa, Kimsooja, Tony Capellán, Hew Locke, and Alfredo Jaar. Second, and perhaps more importantly, she reminds us of the degree to which De León has sought in this project to avoid the aura of “trauma voyeurism” that clings to such recent accounts of Mexican migration as the popular novel American Dirt. All the objects in the show — the shirts, the shoes, the toothbrushes, the water bottles, and the saint cards — are part of an archaeological archive that De León has created at UCLA. The cataloging and archiving of these remains was done in close consultation with the families of the people to which the items belonged. There’s a quote at the head of chapter four of The Land of Open Graves from the French cultural theorist Roland Barthes that reads, “I lend myself to the social game. I pose, I know I am posing, I want you to know that I am posing, but … this additional message must in no way alter the precious essence of my individuality: what I am apart from any effigy.” De León uses it to set up a moving description of the role that ribald, self-deprecating humor plays in the emotional survival strategies of the crossers. In pondering the depth of this project, and in attempting to respond to the “whole of human relations” aspect of participating in it, I am drawn to an aphorism from Franz Kafka, someone for whom the paradoxes of such states of exception were a fundamental premise of existence. Kafka writes, “You can withdraw from the sufferings of the world — that possibility is open to you and accords with your nature — but perhaps that withdrawal is the only suffering you might be able to avoid.” Thanks to Hostile Terrain 94, we may be able to follow Kafka in seeking to avoid the suffering of withdrawal n from suffering just a little longer.

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The United States government has forced border crossers to take their chances in increasingly treacherous terrain.

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“Capable of untangling the mysteries of the universe, with a knack for clearly explaining it all to the rest of us.” Wired Celebrated theoretical physicist Brian Greene is the author of the bestselling books The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos, both adapted into Peabody and Emmy Award-winning NOVA miniseries. Greene now takes us on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time as he invites us to ponder meaning in the face of this unimaginable expanse.

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Santa Barbara man was heading west on Highway 154 near Cachuma Lake. It was 7:15 p.m. on a Friday, and the weather was clear. According to witnesses, the driver was gunning his Lexus and trying to pass other cars along a bend of the two-lane road when he lost control and slammed broadside into an oak tree. He died at the scene. Officials said it was only dumb luck that no one else was hurt. Community reaction matched what’s often expressed after a serious 154 crash — the highway is too dangerous, authorities aren’t protecting the good drivers from the bad ones, and the problem has gotten worse over the years. “That used to be such a fun road to drive,” said one resident in an online forum. “Now it has become a deathtrap.” An op-ed after the incident referred to the rural route as a “carnage-strewn highway.” But these claims also always raise a series of questions: How treacherous is the 154, really? How does its accident rate compare to other winding mountain passes? What are government leaders doing to address community concern? And is our fear of the danger based in reality, or are we influenced by bloody headlines and social media posts that agitate our anxieties and clog our memories? Now that we’ve entered a new decade, and 10 full years of digitized collision data has become available, the Independent crunched the numbers in an attempt to answer these questions. This report combines what we discovered with interviews, research, and other new information. Find more analysis, as well as a searchable Google map with all 1,302 accidents from 2009 through 2019, at independent.com.

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People like to say that Highway 154 is one of the deadliest roadways in the state. “Certain highways get branded as blood alley, difficult to drive,” said Colin Jones, a spokesperson for Caltrans, which, along with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG), manages the route. “But we base things on data, volume, and specifics on how a highway operates. … The 154 is actually a very safe and pleasurable mountain highway to drive — as long as people make smart decisions.” For the 10-year period between September 2009 and September 2019, the collision rate along all 32 miles of Highway 154 between Los Olivos and Santa Barbara was 0.85 collisions per million vehicle miles traveled. For that same time period, the statewide average for similar twolane routes was 0.78. “Similar” routes, Jones explained, are other curvy twolane roadways that see close to the same amount of traffic. He cited as examples Highway 166, which twists and turns over the Sierra Madre Mountains between Santa Maria and Bakersfield, and Highway 41, the famously tricky road that brings Southern California visitors to Yosemite. “But it’s never apples to apples,” he said.

Over the same 10 years, the collision rate on the Santa Barbara County stretch of Highway 101 between its northerly and southerly junctions with Highway 154 was 0.58 collisions per million vehicle miles traveled; the state average for similar fourlane routes was 0.54. The average number of vehicles using Highway 154 ranges from 11,400 a day in the Los Olivos area to 14,000 vehicles further south near Stagecoach Road. In recent years, the volume on the 154 increased about 5 percent. During the same period, volumes on all state highways went up about 10 percent. Bucking the common complaint that out-of-towners are at fault for most accidents, data shows that 52 percent of collisions were caused by Santa Barbara County residents. Of the drivers arrested for DUI north of Paradise Road, 67 percent were county residents; among DUI offenders south of Paradise, 60 percent were from Santa Barbara. While it may feel like Highway 154 crashes are a daily occurrence, figures reveal collisions happen every 2.5 days on average. The majority are noninjury. The overall number of incidents, including fatal accidents and DUI incidents, has remained relatively steady over the last 10 years. A disproportionate number of collisions, however, happen in April, May, and December, with higher numbers taking place Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, most commonly between 3 and 6 p.m. Residents frequently assert that Highway 154 DUIs have gone up since vineyards started adding more tasting rooms and the Chumash Casino Resort began serving alcohol on its gaming floor in 2015. DUI-related collision and arrest data doesn’t seem to support those claims.

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portation system to enhance California’s economy and livability,’” the agency said in a prepared statement. “Trucking is a vital component of California’s economy, so BARRIERS TO it is important to balance safety with the MOVEMENT need for accessibility.” The best it can do Officials acknowledge the latest outcry over is encourage truckers to use Highway 101 154, which included a petition with more instead of the 154, Caltrans said. Signage than 2,000 signatures and prompted the to that effect has been placed at the northcreation of SBCAG’s Highway 154 Safety erly interchange, and a new sign has been Committee in November, was spurred by ordered for the south. recent high-profile incidents, including At the recommendation of Google and the deaths of a young mother and her two other mapping programs, truckers, comchildren in a fiery head-on crash near Cold muters, and tourists alike often use Highway Spring Bridge. They also point out, how- 154 to shave eight miles, or around 5-10 minever, that the incident is being investigated utes, off their coastal drives, which increases as a homicide and likely not attributable to traffic volume and congestion. SBCAG is frequently asked to talk to Google about a hazardous road. “People are rightfully concerned about diverting drivers to the 101 instead. safety,” said Supervisor Joan Hartmann, “The City of Buellton and the County whose 3rd District covers most of the of Santa Barbara have both attempted to 154. “There is a perception that safety has contact Google regarding redirecting trafdeclined, but data seems to indicate that, fic, with no success,” the organization said. relative to vehicles miles traveled, safety has “These are public roads, and Google is a private company. Absent a legislative act to improved in recent years.” Hartmann, who is now running for regulate Google and other mapping proreelection, has fielded a particularly high grams, the government and the public have number of complaints about trucks and no control over the dissemination of this other large vehicles that drive slowly but information.” don’t use turnouts, causing frustrated Hartmann’s office also receives a lot of motorists to make risky passing moves. requests to lower the speed limit. But Santa Many residents would like to see a ban on Barbara officials warn that an attempt to all oversized vehicles. Caltrans says it can’t do so could backfire. Speed limits, surprisingly, are set not by the government but do that. “Caltrans’s mission is to ‘provide a safe, by the drivers themselves. When Caltrans sustainable, integrated, and efficient trans- conducts a speed survey, it measures how fast the average highway user safely travels and then determines the proper mile-perhour figure from there. If a new survey were ordered and Caltrans found that people actually drive faster than the current 55mph limit, it could be legally forced to raise the bar. Similarly, concerned citizens often bring up the idea of installing a median barrier. Doing so, the CHP says, would raise the 154’s speed limit to 65 mph because it would then be classified as a divided highway per the California Vehicle Code. A host of other ideas to slow people down and encourage better driving — including installing stop signs, making the highway a toll road, HOT SPOTS: This map reveals high concentrations of crashes along Whitaker’s Curve, Windy Gap, and near the intersections of East Camino straightening curves Cielo and Stagecoach Road. Further north, a bend in the road just east and widening shoulof the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area sees an unusually high number of ders, and increasing collisions. SBCAG

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SO, WHAT IS BEING DONE? While the agencies that oversee Highway 154 have a habit of saying no to some of these

ideas, they can hardly be accused of sitting on their hands. Over the last 10 years, Caltrans has conducted more than 100 traffic investigations along the route, many of them initiated by public concerns. It has installed rumble strips, widened striping, added signs, put in passing lanes and turnouts, and built a roundabout at the Highway 246 intersection. Over the next two years, it will build another roundabout at the Edison/Baseline intersection in Santa Ynez and put down a high-friction surface treatment in certain spots to reduce collisions on rainy days. Caltrans estimates that will result in 127 fewer crashes over the next 10 years. SBCAG, for its part, has partnered with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to study the traffic triangle formed by routes 101, 154, and 246. Two more roundabouts are likely to come out of the study, which is a year in and expected to take another six months to complete. A more immediate concern for SBCAG is the Highway 154/Roblar Avenue intersection near Los Olivos. Many residents feel it should be a four-way stop. The CHP devotes as much time and resources to the 154 as it possibly can, explained Lt. Frost. It’s constantly fielding complaints and, when the budget allows, organizing special enforcement details. Just two weeks ago, for instance, after receiving calls of speeders near Paradise Road, officers staked out the area and wrote 37 tickets in just a couple of hours. “We try to be really responsive to the community,” he said. But officers can’t be everywhere all the time, Frost went on. “People need to take responsibility and drive safe. Even when you don’t see a patrol car, drive the speed limit.” Just be smart—turn on your headlights, be extra vigilant in wet weather, and stay off your phone — and don’t be afraid to stop and call 9-1-1 if you spot a reckless driver, Frost said. An officer will wait for them down the road, or even head to their home. “We do that all the time,” he said. n

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2/1: Keepers of the Light: The History of the Point Conception Lighthouse Come to the current home of the giant First Order Fresnel lens from the Point Conception Lighthouse and celebrate the 164th anniversary of the lighthouse’s first lighting on February 1, 1856. Lecturer, historian, and author of Keepers of the Light: The History of the Point Conception Lighthouse Willard Thompson will read from his book and lead a discussion followed by birthday cake for all! 1-3pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call (805) 456-8747. sbmm.org

2/1: A Tribute to Johnny Cash & Elvis Presley Audience participation is a must for The Only Cash Tribute Band. The legacy of Johnny Cash lives on with singer/guitarist Danny Millsap and the Hennessy Three. Danny Memphis will capture the look, dance moves, and vocal style of Elvis as he performs music from the ’50s through the ’70s. 8pm. The Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $36-$56. Call (805) 963-0761.

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SUNDAY 2/2 2/2: UC Master Gardeners: Getting Dirty — Success with Succulents Learn how to grow succulents in landscapes and in pots, propagation techniques, and troubleshooting approaches from Master Gardener Deana Rae McMillion. There will be a hands-on planting session, and attendees will go home with a pot of succulents and cuttings. Bring photos of your troubled succulents along with questions. Online registration is required. 2-3:15pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call (805) 564-5621 or email jlemberger@ santabarbaraca.gov.

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MONDAY 2/3 2/3: No Indoor Voices: The Show with Two Heads! Dana Gould & Bobcat Goldthwait Kimmie

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TUESDAY 2/4 2/4: Marisa Pasquini Speaker, author, and trainer of family and professional caregivers of people with dementia Marisa Pasquini will be discussing her book Surviving Dementia Without Losing Your Mind, a straightforward guidebook in how to care for yourself and loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Also, hear from special guest Catherine Callahan, author of You Can Do It! Tools to Better Manage Your Healthcare. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call (805) 682-6787.

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2/4: Memoir in Poems Workshop for S.B. Seniors S.B. Poet Laureate Laure-Anne Bosselaar will lead this interactive, four-week workshop that will focus on writing poetry that looks back to a moment in our past. Beginner poets are most welcome, as are more accomplished writers, as everyone will have the pleasure of remembering in common. Classes will be February 4, 11, 18, and 25. Registration is required. 4-6pm. Tech Lab/Main Level, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Email jaturner@santabarbaraca.gov.

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Award winner, MacArthur Fellow, composer, vocalist, and mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile encompasses the genres of classical, rock, jazz, and bluegrass. This SoCal native is a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, and he will blow you away with his distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$55. Call (805) 893-3535.

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Adults are invited to create beautiful and unique Valentine’s Day cards using a fun and easy marbling technique. 5:30-6:30pm. Multipurpose Rm, Carpinteria Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Call (805) 684-4314 or email hsnyder@santabarbaraca.gov. sbplibrary.org

february 15 + 16 | 2020 Christian Reif, C O N D U C T O R Thomas Mesa, C E L L O Michael Gilbertson: Graffiti: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations, Op. 33 Mozart: Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, K.621 Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K.543

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singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith will bring his alt-country sound to S.B. Listen to songs about lost love, rural lives, and the down-and-out from a performer who has been on the road for 42 years and has 22 studio albums. Singer/songwriter (and Fred’s wife) Tif Ginn will open the show with her sultry vocals. This is a seated show with dinner purchase required. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15. Call (805) 962-7776. sohosb.com

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WEEK Shows on Tap 1/30-1/31: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. Thu.: Live Rehearsal with the Folk Orchestra of S.B. 7:30-9:30pm. Fri.: Will Breman. 6-8pm. Ages 21+. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 965-7985.

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1/30, 2/2: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair. 6:30-8:30pm. Sun.: Irish Jam Session. 4:30-7pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call (805) 568-0702. darganssb.com 1/30-1/31: M.Special Brewing Co. Thu.: Fetish. 6-8pm. Fri.: Flannel 101. 7-9pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com 1/30-2/4: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, The Riverside. 8:30pm. $13-$17. Ages 21+. Fri.: Próxima Parada, More Fatter. 8:30pm. $12-$15. Ages 21+. Sat.: Grateful Shred. 9pm. $25. Ages 21+. Sun.: Dumpster Cats. 7:30pm. $10. Mon.: Monday Night Jazz Jam. 7:30pm. $8. Tue.: Fred Eaglesmith, Tif Ginn. 8pm. $15.1221 State St. Call (805) 962-7776.

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hen Scott Palmer and Kristi Knoblich founded Kiva Confections in 2010, the cannabis edibles market was in a dismal place. They didn’t taste very good, for starters, but more concerning, the dosage wasn’t quite consistent, meaning each gummy or cookie packed an element of psychoactive surprise. Edibles have endured a revolution since — they are now more diverse and controlled than any aspect of the industry — and yet, Kiva is still leading the way. One of the company’s most popular products are the Petra Mints, which offer a 2.5mg dose of THC in each tablet. Palmer answered a few of my questions about the product via email. Where do the 2.5mg Petra Mints fit into Kiva’s wide range of products? Some consumers may have never even tried edibles before. For them, Petra is the perfect introductory product. Most flavors contain 2.5mg of THC, a modest dose whose relaxing and mood-boosting benefits will be enjoyable to most people. It also ensures that no one will have an overwhelming edibles experience, which can be a barrier to further exploration. What is microdosing? It’s the process of taking small amounts of cannabis for its benefits, which could otherwise be obscured in larger doses. In California, a standard edibles dose is considered 10mg of THC. This is actually a pretty strong dose for people with a low tolerance. A small dose of cannabis enhances your experience without overtaking it. Many users, myself included, use a cannabis microdose as a productivity tool. When you take the edge off of your stress, you’re able to be more present with your tasks and get into a flow state, where real breakthroughs can happen. For creatives, it’s a game changer. Who’s the target market for Petra? Consumers range from techies to artists to parents. Petra’s nickname has actually

been “mom mints” for a couple years now. They are powerful enough to make you feel happier and less stressed but subtle enough that you don’t feel intoxicated. What should first-time users know about edibles? What’s the right dose? The most important thing to know about edibles is that it can take up to two hours for you to feel the effects. This time will vary from person to person based on a few factors, like your height, weight, the last time you’ve eaten, and your usage of cannabis products. Because of this time delay, it’s key to start with a low dose of edibles, between 2 and 5mg of THC, and to wait the full two hours before consuming more. There is no “right dose.” You have to find your most effective dose through a process called titration: slowly raising it over time to find the experience you most enjoy. It’s also important to note that you might want to choose different doses for different uses. Enjoying a picnic with friends is different than trying to have a deep, restful sleep. What can be done if you eat too much? The best antidote is simply time, but there are a few tips to make your experience more comfortable while you wait. Make sure to drink water, take a CBD-rich product (which counteracts THC’s effects), and try to stay calm. It may feel like an emergency, but one of the best things about cannabis is that it’s nontoxic. Even though it may feel like an eternity, remember that you will be back to normal in no time. —Matt Kettmann

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rizona and Washington are debating this month whether to provide sex education in schools. Colorado’s deciding if parents can opt their kids out of the curriculum. And North Carolina parents are protesting their high schoolers’ sex ed, saying it “encourages promiscuity” and “destroys childhood innocence.” What none of them seem to realize is this: Sex education is happening. It’s happening. The only question is whether you want it to be accurate, or you’re comfortable with your kids getting their titillating tutelage from Alexis Texas and Kendra Lust on pervclips.com. Despite what we’d all like to believe, studies show that kids are seeing hard-core pornography online as early as 8 or 9 years old (talk about destroying childhood innocence) and many—especially boys—are watching it regularly by age 13 or 14. (Don’t believe me? Take it from the teen in the first episode of Netflix’s popular and delightful series Sex Education, who advises, “You should get on Pornhub. There’s loads of stuff on there. You can watch a CGI demon #^¢% a horse.”) No one talks much about our kids’ instant, anonymous, free, 24/7 access to porn because, like global warming, the idea paralyzes us with guilt, terror, helplessness, and a sense of queasy doom. But if we pretend it’s not happening, you guys, the next generation will grow up believing fluorescent-lit gangbangs are what by Starshine sex actually looks like—which, in the god help us what have we wrought?! department, almost gives scorched koalas a run for their money. email: starshine@roshell.com I’m not anti-porn. Who among us hasn’t popped open an incognito browser window to gawk at a raunchy romp between exorbitantly endowed strangers from time to time? Live and let lewd, I always say (note that I’ve never said that, but I’m going to start now; I dig it). But it’s a problem when those scenes — with their absurd scenarios and bogus interactions — are viewed by people with little to no experience with real human intercourse. For example, some teens who’ve grown up watching this stuff say they don’t consider kissing to be part of sex because it’s rarely depicted in XXX videos. So much porn centers around male sexual entitlement with women treated as literal objects whose only function is to serve some sweaty dude’s pleasure and submit to his often aggressive and occasionally freaky desires. As Boys & Sex author Peggy Orenstein wrote in the New York Times this month, “the most readily available, free content portrays a distorted vision of sex: as something men do to rather than with a partner.” No one asks for consent. No one uses protection. Hell, no one even locks the door. So how do we address the sea of smut in which your child (sorry) is likely going for an occasional midnight swim? We’ve got to talk about it (sorry again). If we want our kids to have healthy sex lives, we don’t have the luxury of bashful silence. We have to launch early discussions about how different genders are portrayed in the media: Why do you suppose she’s dressed that way and he’s not? What do you think is this music video’s message? Does it seem fair to everyone? Respectful? How would you feel if someone treated you that way? And by the time puberty hits, we’ve got to be talking about porn. Since we can’t stem the tide of genuinely disturbing stuff out there, we have to contextualize it for kids before they see it. You might liken it to junk food: something people turn to for quick, artificial satisfaction that’s nowhere near as nourishing as the real thing. Or WWE fights: phony but riveting spectacles concocted purely for entertainment. My own kids have heard me compare porn to watching an action movie: It’s designed to quicken your pulse and push your dopamine buttons and it’s fiendishly good at doing so, but don’t try to jump a Corvette across a drawbridge in real life, okay? Only 26 states currently mandate sex education at all, and even fewer talk to students about healthy relationships and consent/sexual assault. That means kids from half of our nation are learning elsewhere — most likely from Alexis and Kendra, who happen to be giving free lessons after school today.

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or many of us in Southern California and around the world, the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, who both died alongside seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on the morning of Sunday, January 26, are an unspeakable tragedy. Our systems are shocked. We were all witnesses to an unprecedented career that spanned 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. His accomplishments included five NBA championships — two times of which he was named MVP — and 18 All-Star appearances. He was a 15-time member of the All-NBA team, a 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, and, in 2008, the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. Bryant’s 33,643 points are the fourth most all-time in basketball history. But it wasn’t Bryant’s stats and accolades that defined him. His legend is rooted in how he pursued his goals. His relentless work ethic and the maniacal will to win were proved time and time again through the clutch moments and incremental improvement to his game that allowed him to surpass even his most talented peers. Before the “Mamba Mentality” became a marketing tool, it was a scowl on the face of one of the great competitors in all of sports. I was an 8-year-old kid when a teenage Kobe Bryant made his debut for the Lakers in 1996. His success was far from a sure thing as he made the jump from high school straight to the NBA. For my generation, through the growing pains and the failures that set the stage for his overwhelming success, Bryant’s coming-of-age story felt like our own.  When my family moved from Ohio to Orange County in 1999, I was totally out of my element and struggled to find my place. But as an African-American kid with the last name Bryant, I quickly realized that whispering to a few of my middle school classmates that Kobe was my cousin went a long way. In my mind at the time, I couldn’t prove that we weren’t related. The irony is that Bryant was an outsider, too. From his time in Italy, from the ages of 6 to 13 as the son of a professional basketball player Joe “Jelly Bean” Bryant, and then upon his return to suburban Philadelphia, Kobe Bryant’s youth was far from conventional. The magic of Bryant’s career is that it impacted us all in a unique way, whether it was how we approached the game of basketball or how we approached the game of life. Nearly everyone has a Kobe Bryant story whether they’ve met him or not. Bryant’s career and indeed his entire life are so relatable because of the incredible highs and the darkest of lows that we all collectively experienced through him. Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal combined to take the league by storm at the turn of the century, and their dominance resulted in three consecutive NBA Championships. The duo’s rise to the top of the NBA was followed by their very public falling out. Lakers fans were splintered between Team Kobe and Team Shaq. Eventually, the Lakers organization chose to build its future around the younger Bryant and traded O’Neal, which was met with significant backlash across the sports world.

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Many blamed Bryant for the team’s string of mediocre seasons immediately following Shaq’s trade. Even before O’Neal’s departure, Bryant also faced public scrutiny as a result of sexual-assault allegations that took place in July 2003. The high-profile case has had a lasting impact, even though it was settled before it went to trial. Many advocates of sexual-assault survivors still consider the tactics of Bryant’s defense team to be unseemly. As a TRAGIC LOSS: Kobe Bryant visited Santa Barbara often, including this 2012 visit to the Boys & Girls Club. 16-year-old at the time of that lawsuit, I grappled with the concept of consent in real terms more than a decade before the #MeToo He played portions of three more seasons before retirmovement reached the national consciousness. ing in 2016. Kobe’s final game, in which he scored 60 Yet from those dark depths, Bryant rose, both personally points against the Utah Jazz, was a surreal experience that and professionally. I still remember calling my close friends sent chills through my body. He was a shell of his former the night he scored 81 points in 2006. The Lakers trailed by self physically, but he was able to conjure greatness one double digits at halftime to the Toronto Raptors during that last time. Since his retirement, Bryant relished his time with his game. Then came Bryant, displaying his knack for getting hot precisely when his team needed — a feat that requires will just family and coaching his daughter Gianna. The time lost with his wife, Vanessa Bryant, and their daughters during as much as it does skill. The slow build to another NBA championship without his years chasing hardwood greatness was clearly at the O’Neal received a massive boost when the Lakers acquired forefront of his mind and plans for the future.

For my generation, through the growing pains and the failures that set the stage for his overwhelming success, Kobe Bryant’s coming-of-age story felt like our own. Pau Gasol via trade in 2008. They first stumbled in a six-game NBA finals loss to the Boston Celtics, but then rebounded with back-to-back championships. Those are the crown jewels of Bryant’s on-court legacy. Bryant remained among the most formidable players in the NBA until he tore his Achilles tendon in April 2013. There are few injuries more difficult to overcome for a basketball player than an Achilles tear, and the injury would have meant retirement for most others. But that wasn’t the Kobe way. He even hobbled to the free-throw line to knock down two shots so that the Lakers could make the playoffs. 

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Here in Santa Barbara, Bryant made his presence felt through his basketball academy that he hosted several times at UCSB. In my final year as a Gaucho in 2011, I recall texts from friends who were quick to brag about catching a glimpse of Bryant around campus. It saddens me to think that we’ll never catch a glimpse of Kobe Bryant again. Santa Barbara resident Bill Bertka is a longtime Lakers assistant coach and scouting guru who wears five NBA championship rings from Bryant’s era. He shared in mourning with us all: “All I can say is: Life is so fragile. It’s so tragic. He was one of a kind.” n


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Kenzi Snyder, UCSB water polo

Snyder was a key contributor in UCSB’s 9-8 upset of No. 2-ranked UCLA in the Gauchos’ Winter Invitational. She made nine saves and some clutch stops down the stretch to help UCSB beat UCLA for the first time since 1995.

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Hicks scored 14 points in a crucial 47-44 victory over crosstown rival Santa Barbara. Against Cabrillo, he scored 18 points on six three-pointers.

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But there was plenty of pleasurable prep work as well. “We tried so many dishes,” explained Arellano, noting that chef Francisco “Paco” Cavasos visited Oaxaca twice for research purposes. “We ate so much.” Taking center stage is, of course, the mole. “There are 200 types of mole from Oaxaca,” said Arellano. “We have five.” He brought them all out with spoons, so my dining companion —a renowned vintner from Sonoma

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County—and I diligently tasted each. There was a coloradito (“red”), a verde (“green”), an amarillito (“yellowish”), and, the smokiest of all, a negra (“black”). “Mole hits you twice, with the spiciness and the sweetness,” said Arellano of the concoctions, which typically feature a range of dried fruits, nuts, cocoa, and more in the mix. “That’s why people really get it.” My companion chimed in, “They’re all very distinct.” I agreed, and I couldn’t help but take bigger spoonfuls of each mole as I went around the plate. We were most fascinated by the fifth one called almendrado, or “almond.” Graced with a very nutty flavor, its inviting texture left a film on the spoon, and it is served as part of the lengua, or beef tongue, dish that gets dusted with pumpkin powder. The lengua is just one of the more inventive offerings on the menu — there are also duck taquitos, plantains filled with beans, and kampachi ceviche in a maracuyá sauce. Being on the waterfront, the seafood options quickly became guest favorites. The grilled octopus in hoja santa pesto with huitlacoche rice was an immediate hit, as were the lobster tacos and the fish tacos, whose chunks of mahi mahi get treated with grilled onion aioli, cilantro, and grilled pineapple. More impressive was the mole verde con mahi mahi, which sat atop a lush pillow Fish tacos of mashed cauliflower and aside rainbow carrots. The

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grilled fish retained freshness, and the mole sauce merely enhanced, rather than dominated, the flavors. Served as a side on many dishes is the green rice, a creation of Cavasos’s that uses epazote and poblano peppers to turn the traditionally forgettable accompaniment to Mexican cuisine into a small star itself. Authenticity assurances aside, the menu is not strictly Oaxacan. It’s nowhere near as pan-Mexican as Santo Mezcal —which is otherwise quite similar in sunny vibe, upscale style of food, and mezcal-focused beverages—but our meal began with panuchos de cochinita pibil, a well-known dish of adobo-marinated pork and refried corn tortillas from the Yucatán. It hailed from the “Comal” part of the menu, which also features gorditas (maybe more from central than southern Mexico) stuffed with pressed pork skin and octopus (uh, sign me up!) and memelitas (officially Oaxacan) with pork ribs and sautéed purslane (Hector, why you holding out!). They’ve also pushed the cocktail menu in intriguing ways. The Picosa Margarita was crisp and just a bit spicy, but our heads spun when Arellano brought out “The Oaxaca,” which throws mole in the mix. It began somewhat sweet and viscous and then grew savory and spicy until smoke was all that remained on the palate. Our meal ended in enchiladas criollo, one in the red mole, one in the green—both were earnest in their stark display of mole-ness, if not particularly exotic. But perhaps the most enlightening taste of the day was one of our first, in the form of a silky green salsa. “What do you think is in it?” Arellano asked us, to which we replied in unison, “Obviously avocado and probably sour cream.” We were dead wrong—just jalapeño, garlic, canola oil, salt, and pepper. “That’s an emulsion,” said Arellano. “That’s why it keeps that texture.” So, is that Oaxacan? After more than an hour of dipping chips into its rich yet refreshing depths, I didn’t really care.

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SANTA YNEZ RESTAURANT WEEKS: The Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Weeks event is underway and ends on January 31. Featured restaurants offer three-course tasting menus for $20.20, excluding tax and tip. Reservations are highly recommended. In addition to Santa Ynez Valley restaurants, many tasting rooms and wineries are also offering special wine and small bite pairings for $20.20. Hotels are also offering special pricing for your overnight accommodations. Participating restaurants include Alisal River Grill, Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table, Campfire Café at Flying Flags RV Resort, Cecco Ristorante, Cisko Kid, Dimsama, Ellie’s Tap and Vine, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co., First & Oak, Fresco Valley Café, Full of Life Flatbread, Hitching Post II, HP 2 You Lunch, Industrial Eats, La Botte Bistro, Leonardo’s Ristorante, Los Arroyos (Solvang), Los Olivos Wine Merchant Café, Louise’s Kitchen Table, Mad & Vin at The Landsby, Morrell’s Farm Fresh Dining, Norman, Osteria Grappolo, Plenty on Bell, Ramen Kotori, Root 246, S.Y. Kitchen, Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, Succulent Café, The Lucky Hen Larder, Toscana

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ALADDIN CAFÉ CLOSES: It doesn’t take a “genie-us” to know that Aladdin Café at 938 Embarcadero del Norte in Isla Vista has closed. UCSB students report that the eatery has been closed since New Year’s Day. I stopped by during business hours the other day, and lights were on, but nobody was home. The eatery opened in October 2014. Thanks to reader Brendan for the tip. PIZZA HUT CLOSES: Readers Mike, Eric, and Ed passed word that Pizza Hut at 5915-A Calle Real in Goleta has closed. The eatery opened in December 2014 which means their five-year lease was probably up for renewal and the future wasn’t looking particularly hot. It’s been a blood bath in the pizza scene in the last year or so. We lost Pizza Hut, Borrello’s, Pizza Guru, Sal’s Pizza, Giovanni’s in Montecito, Giovanni’s on the Mesa, Ca’Dario Pizzeria, Pizza Mizza, and Paesano’s. SUMMERLAND BEACH CAFÉ CHANGES: Reader Lisete sent me photos of a new sign at Summerland Beach Café, 2294 Lillie Avenue. It says that the restaurant is being taken over by Playa del Verano LLC. DAVE’S DRIP HOUSE STATUS: This just in from reader Bert: “I noticed the sign is gone where Dave’s Drip House was to be… Do you know what happened?” I am not sure what is going on, but I’ll let you know if I find out anything. Dave’s Drip House, an ice cream and cereal bar, was supposed to be coming to 193 South Turnpike Road near Vons. The dessert destination was to be brought to you by the same friendly guy behind Dave’s Dogs on Turnpike Road and Milpas Street.

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Listening to the records again reminded me of how exceptional and intelligent they are. Of all the music that came out in that time period, I think these songs hold up among the best. Has that been your experience returning to them as a player? We’ve got a great catalog, and it certainly makes it a pleasure. You know, we started the band when we were just kids, but these are not kid songs. I think that for all of us, they continue to have deeper and deeper meaning as we get further along into our lives. And I think our fans have found that to be the case as well. I couldn’t agree more. And I expect that the audience response to hearing this music played live again, and in the Lobero, will

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n Thursday and Friday, January 30 and 31, Toad the Wet Sprocket will take the Lobero stage for a pair of concerts that are among the most anticipated musical events of the year. Toad, as they are affectionately known, took the world by storm in the early 1990s with a succession of radio hits including “All I Want,” “Walk on the Ocean,” from the album Fear in 1991 and “Something’s Always Wrong” and “Fall Down” from Dulcinea in 1994. Original members Glen Phillips, Randy Guss, Todd Nichols, and Dean Dinning will be joined by longtime friends and openers Woodburning Project. I spoke with Toad bassist Dean Dinning about the show last week. The interview has been lightly edited for length and continuity.

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be intense. Yeah, it’s gonna be kind of an emotional thing, I think, for a lot of people. When we started the band in 1986 and were playing out at the Shack in Goleta, you know it was so exciting for us in the beginning just to have a chance to play downtown. Playing the clubs downtown, and playing Oscars, which was where touring bands would come through, and then getting to know the folks down there and having them book us to open for the people that would come through and that was—man, we thought we had made it! It felt like being on top of the world to be able to play a place like that. It’s been 30 years now since “All I Want” blew up the charts. What are your memories of that? We were very fortunate at the time when we were going to radio with “All I Want.” We had the song in a promotional campaign for a TV show on NBC called The Round Table, and the show only made it to five episodes. But the commercial for the show aired during the Olympics. Okay, uh

huh. Talk about saturation. By the time the Olympics were over, people all across the country were going “Wow, what was that song? I liked that,” and seeking it out. How are you approaching the concerts on Thursday and Friday in terms of what you will play? When making the set list, there are several buttons you can push. The big-rock button, the quiet-intimate-moment button, and so on. You’re controlling the energy and the flow of a show with a list of songs. And I think that in the past few years, we’ve really been focusing on the emotional arc and how and what the emotional connection of the song to the fans is. When we play “I Will Not Take These Things for Granted,” and people are looking up at us with tears in their eyes, it means something. It may mean something different to each of them, but they’re all united because they’re all feeling it at the same time. — Charles Donelan

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MY MINI PLOTS: Westmont brings Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information, a play built on seven fixed segments that contain a multitude of short scenes and that deftly combines the poignant intimacy of Samuel Beckett with an ironic approach to such contemporary phenomena as extreme weather that would make Bertolt Brecht proud.

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ome play scripts are tightly bound, would make Bertolt Brecht proud. In one while others exist as a pile of pages. exchange, two anonymous characters (did I Playwrights tend to look at their job as mention that the more than 100 characters moving from the latter to the former, taking are all anonymous?) react to an earthquake a loose set of scenes and working on them and subsequent tsunami. After exploring until they arrive at a definitive sequence their relative reactions for a bit, the dialogue representing the author’s final intention. ends with the following exchange: Caryl Churchill is not that kind of playwright. In Love and Information, which will be performed at Westmont College in the And imagine the wave coming, Black Box at Porter Hall January 30-Februimagine hearing it coming and ary 2, Churchill challenges the whole idea of running away and you can’t get authorial intention with a characteristically away, it came fast did you see inventive concept in regard to sequence. how fast it came? The play’s built of seven big segments, and Yes, I saw it. the playwright specifies that these seven You’re not upset though. chunks must be played in strict order. But That black wave with the cars in each of the seven fixed segments contains a it was awesome. multitude of short scenes, or “mini-plots,” and directors are instructed to experiment If that all sounds just too awful, especially freely with how those are sequenced within in these difficult times, consider this appeal the larger units. But wait, there’s more. Churchill also from the director, who said that the show’s provides a grab bag of extra mini-plots continuity comes from the way it presents at the end, and those are designated wild “a broad spectrum of what it means to be cards, eligible to be played at any time. Does human, snippets of life that we can all relate this sound like a directo.” The intent, accordtor’s nightmare? Not to ing to June, is to “leave Nita June, the talented the audience wanting woman behind Dogto connect with othStar Theater Company, ers,” both more aware who has been chosen of life’s myriad missed to direct Love and opportunities, and Information by the for“more grateful and in midable team at Westthe moment” when by Charles Donelan they leave the theater. mont College’s theater program. Speaking The show runs one with her last week, I learned that for the hour and 45 minutes without intermission. Westmont drama students who will each The audience sits in parallel rows facing in play between 10 and 12 roles in this produc- opposite directions, with both live camera tion, the fuzzy logic of the show resembles work and prerecorded video scenes supplea key experience in their daily lives — the menting what’s happening on either side random walk of scrolling through a social of the space. There will be choreographed interstitials with music, and the whole thing media feed. Reading Love and Information reveals will undoubtedly radiate the Westmont theChurchill’s writing at its finest. The play, ater program’s enormous sincerity and comwhich premiered at London’s Royal Court mitment to the art form. If you are ready to Theatre in 2012, deftly combines the poi- see 10 actors play 120 roles in less than two gnant intimacy of Samuel Beckett with hours, then Love and Information is for you. an ironic approach to such contempo- And if you love great writing for the theater, rary phenomena as extreme weather that you won’t want to miss it.

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efore Symeon Shimin became an period when prevailing abstract, minimalaward-winning children’s book illus- ist, and conceptual aesthetics ruled. There trator beginning in the 1950s, he was a corollary in “serious” music in much plied his trade in Hollywood, creating of the 20th century, which was gripped large-scale posters for films, including by the orthodoxy of serial/12-tone row Gone with the Wind. During the Great composition that pushed to the side — and Depression, Shimin was contracted by the the margins — music of a more romantic, Public Works Arts Project to paint a mural consonant, and melodic nature. in the Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C. Called “Contemporary So, a book like this one is long overdue. Justice and the Child,” the piece took four JW: Shimin died right around the time when figuration, years to complete and can neo-expressionism, still be seen there today. I recently interviewed and a new interest in In d e p e n d e nt w r i t e r s representation was Charles Donelan and Josef moving back into Woodard, who each confavor, just as previtributed an extended essay ously “old-school” to the coffee-table book music has regained The Art of Symeon Shimin. favor and attenDonelan and Woodard, tion in the past few along with UCSB theater decades. Now, given by David Starkey professor Michael Morgan the more inclusive, and the author’s daughter, Tonia Shimin, will present the book on Thursday, February 6, 7 p.m., at Chaucer’s Books.

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I spend a good deal of my free time looking at art, but I have to admit that before this interview, I didn’t know who Symeon Shimin was. Assuming I’m not alone in that regard — after all, this is the first book devoted to his work — what are the reasons for his relative obscurity, and why is now a good time to showcase his art? Charles Donelan: The primary reason that Symeon Shimin has been relatively obscure is that all New York–based artists from his era who remained rep-resentational, with a few very distinct exceptions, remain obscure. This was the time and place of the Triumph of American Painting — thank you for your vote of confidence on this, Irving Sandler — and that triumph was strictly abstract. Shimin fit the expressionist parameter, but he never submitted to abstract or “action painting” methods. The other reason is that of course the vast majority of artists of any type in any period remain unknown. Art history is extravagantly selective. Josef Woodard: Shimin was clearly an artist out of time and fashion, who found success in the worlds of mural art and the world of children’s book illustrations — which were of an unusually high artistic order — but was frustrated by his lack of traction in his life as a fine artist and painter. Essentially, Shimin was an artist whose abiding figurative and also humanistic tendencies shut him out of the public and critical eye during a long

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The Beach Bum: Writer/director Harmony Korine revels in a candy-colored cinema of exuberance. Like incinerating a boatload of cash, The Beach Bum blows up every conceivable narrative device in search of all the highs and none of the lows. The golden rule of screenwriting is that conflict makes a movie, but Korine’s Moondog, played by Matthew McConaughey at his most inebriated, gives that golden rule a golden shower. He won’t let anything harsh his buzz. Every The Last Black Man in San Francisco: time the film takes a turn toward For those who enjoy luxuriating conventional story structure, in the spell of soulful cinema, The Moondog makes a mad dash to Last Black Man in San Francisco the next thrill, the next exciteis an irresistible incantation. With ment, whatever little piece of joy its lush cinematography, stirring he can wrench from this world. score, and operatic street scenes, On this hell-bent bender, McCoJoe Talbot’s debut feature is a thing naughey is joined by a troupe to behold. Talbot’s screenplay, cowby T.M. Weedon of fellow fun-loving miscreants, ritten with his longtime friend including Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill, and leading man Jimmie Fails, is a Zach Efron, Martin Lawrence, meditation on home, history, and the vagaries of the capitalist urban economy. As the and the inimitable Snoop Dogg. (Hulu) characters seek to reclaim a Paradise lost, the camera can’t help but capture the glory ever-present and all Wild Rose: Jessie Buckley is a force of nature and one of the most promising up-and-coming actors of her around. (Amazon Prime) generation. Even a somewhat paint-by-numbers The Souvenir: Pieced together in hard cuts, like fragments script can’t cage her in. In Wild Rose, this Scottish girl of memory butting against each other, Joanna Hogg’s wants nothing more than a career in Nashville as a newest film is a portrait of the artist as a young woman. country singer, but her life in Glasgow, anchored by a The writer-director conjures her formative years as a film criminal record and two young kids with an absentee student in 1980s London, a time when she struggled to father, makes that dream feel a million miles away. Her find her artistic voice while simultaneously making her- journey from reality to dream is punctuated by several self small in a toxic relationship with a derelict lover. With knockout musical performances from Buckley, each its formal rigor and stately pace, The Souvenir is a properly effectively eliciting that emotional frisson only posEnglish specimen, but its delicate handling of burgeon- sible when music and cinema come together in perfect ing female identity and its eye toward class and privilege harmony. (Hulu) translate richly across the pond. (Amazon Prime) The Nightingale: Jennifer Kent’s films are not for the Transit: Christian Petzold’s Transit is a maze of reversals faint of heart. They’re surgical procedures into the and frustrations built on a bedrock of bureaucracy and dark viscera of the human condition. The Nightxenophobic hostility. It is a fable for our time taken ingale, Kent’s follow-up to her acclaimed debut, from another. The director adapted his screenplay The Babadook (2014), is an unstinting portrait from Anna Seghers’s 1944 novel of the same name of the atrocities of colonialism, a state-vehicle about a man and woman who attempt to flee Nazi- for masculine violence against women and the occupied France but find themselves stalled in a pro- indigenous. Our protagonist, an Irish convict in liferation of visas and transit papers. The language and British-held Tasmania, answers the brutal treatsituations are the same, but the time is our own. The ment she receives with her own righteous bloodbeguiling alchemy of Petzold’s ahistoricism lends his lust, and Kent never shies from this woman’s need film a dream-like quality, at times opaque and elusive, for revenge, no matter how grisly the outcome. n yet always sharp with emotional distress and unsettling (Hulu) familiarity. (Amazon Prime)

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The following is a list of the other festival award winners: • Sixth of June, Best Documentary Short Film • Sin Cielo, Bruce Corwin Award: Best Live-Action Short Film • Cosmic Fling, Bruce Corwin Award: Best Animated Short Film • Hope Gap, Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (112 mins., PG-13)

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The Gentlemen the Jumanji franchise. This time around, Spencer, feeling inadequate in his new life at NYU, returns home for the holidays with his mom and grandpa (Danny Devito). Longing to be his old avatar Dr. Bravestone (Johnson), Spencer reenters the game, which he had secretly saved. When his friends Bethany, Fridge, and Martha realize he has returned to Jumanji, they go after him. Things go awry, however, as they are paired with different avatars and Grandpa and his friend Milo (Danny Glover) also enter the game. The new pairings prove incongruent to the actors’ skills, making for a slow, not-so-funny sequel. The film does pick up at the end, however, when the four teens are back in their original hosts, which is where they should have been all along. (MD) Fairview, Metro 4

The Last Full Measure (110 mins., R) Sebastian Stan (Marvel’s Bucky Barnes; I, Tonya) stars in this biopic about Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), who saved more than 60 men in a rescue mission on April 11, 1966. In 1998, Scott Huffman (Stan) is tasked with investigating whether or not Pitsenbarger should receive a posthumous Medal of Honor. Paseo Nuevo

Just Mercy (137 mins., PG-13) Michael B. Jordan stars in this cinematic adaptation of Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir. The story chronicles Stevenson’s efforts to free Walter McMillian, who was wrongfully convicted of murder. Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson also star. Fiesta 5

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Les Misérables (104 mins., R) Inspired by Victor Hugo’s 1892 novel, French director Ladj Ly has created a politically charged feature loosely based on the 2005 French uprising and his own life as the son of a Malian immigrant growing up in Paris’s harsh commune, Montfermeil. The film won the Jury prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2019. Riviera

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Knives Out Knives Out (130 mins., PG-13) Rian Johnson (Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) wrote and directed this whodunit about a dysfunctional family that reunites for patriarch Harlan Thrombey’s (Christopher Plummer) 85th birthday. The next morning, Harlan is found dead, and everyone is a suspect. Despite an excellent cast that includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and Lakeith Stanfield, and some clever dialogue, the film falls a bit short in both humor and mystery. (MD) The Hitchcock

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): My favorite ancient Greek philosopher

was the rascal Diogenes. As a joke, he carried around a lantern during the daytime, proclaiming, “I am just looking for an honest man.” When Alexander the Great, the most powerful man in the world, came to meet Diogenes while he was relaxing outside and asked him if he needed any favors done, he replied, “Yeah, stop blocking my sunlight.” As for Plato, Diogenes complained that the famous philosopher talked too damn much and misinterpreted the teachings of Socrates. I encourage you to borrow some of Diogenes’s attitude in the coming weeks. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, it’ll be healing for you to experiment with being brassy, saucy, and sassy. Emphasize what makes you most unique, independent, and self-expressive.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Taurus author Anthony Trollope (1815-

1882) published his first novel at age 30. During the next 37 years, he completed 48 additional novels and 18 works of nonfiction. Critics liked his work well enough but were suspicious of his prodigious productivity. When they discovered that one of Trollope’s motivations for writing was to make money, they disapproved. Then they found out that Trollope kept a watch nearby as he worked, determined to generate 250 words every 15 minutes. The critics hated that even worse. Creative artists are supposed to court inspiration, not adhere to a schedule — at least according to the critics. But I approve of and recommend Trollope-like behavior for you in the coming weeks, Taurus. Cosmic forces will be on your side if you do.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In accordance with the astrological

indicators, I invite you to rise and soar and glide during the coming weeks. I encourage you to expand and enlarge and amplify. Don’t wait around hoping to be asked to explore and experiment and improvise — just do those things. It’s high time for you to enjoy stirring quests and research projects and missions dedicated to

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of us, being of service is fulfilling, even joyful. We find a rich sense of purpose in our devotion to a higher cause or deeper calling beyond our selfish concerns. Among the 12 signs of the zodiac, you Virgos are more likely CANCER than most to carry out the latter kind of service. I bring (June 21-July 22): I love living in the material world. Its these thoughts to your attention because the coming crazy-making demands and exhilarating rewards are weeks will be an excellent time endlessly entertaining. Despite having to reevaluate, reconfigure, and been born as a fantasy-prone, overly HOMEWORK: Avoid the Tragic reinvigorate your own service. sensitive Cancerian, I’ve become fairly Magic Triad: taking things too personally, earthy and well-grounded. I have a too literally, and too seriously. LIBRA good job, a nice house, a smart wife, FreeWillAstrology.com and an interesting daughter. On the (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Author David other hand, I also love living in the Markson imagined what it would soul’s realm. I have remembered and recorded an aver- be like to write a novel that lacked conflicts or confrontaage of three dreams per night for many years. Although I tions — in other words, a novel unlike any ever created. don’t take drugs, I cultivate alternate states of conscious- Libran author Ursula Le Guin also fantasized about stoness through meditation, prayer, and ritual. I’ve long ries with plots that weren’t driven by strife and struggle. been a student of depth psychology, which has trained Since many of us are addicted to entertainment that me to be as focused on my soul as my ego. In accordance depends on discord to be interesting, we might find it with current astrological omens, my fellow Cancerian, I hard to believe Markson’s and Le Guin’s dream would urge you to hang out more than usual in the soul’s realm ever happen. But I’m pleased to inform you, Libra, that during the coming weeks. your life in the coming weeks may be exactly like that: a fascinating adventure with few hassles and wrangles.

prematurely. You decide that they are in such disrepair that they’re of no use to you, even though it might serve your ultimate interests to fix them. I offer these thoughts as a preface for my advice: (1) Refurbish rather than burn a certain bridge you’re a bit disenchanted with. (2) Build at least one new bridge that will be valuable in the future.

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discovery. Be a fun-loving pioneer. Sample the joys of being a maverick and outlier.

(July 23-Aug. 22): Can I talk you into being more tender

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and open-hearted toward the people who care for you? I don’t mean to imply that you are currently too hard and closed. But all of us can benefit from enhancing our receptivity, and the coming weeks will be prime time for you Leos to do just that. I think you’ll find it easier than usual to deepen your listening skills and intensify your sensitivity. You’ll have an acute intuitive grasp of the fact that you can earn yourself huge blessings by expressing love and compassion in very practical ways.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): According to Scorpio painter Geor-

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(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): All of us are in service to someone or something — to certain people or ideas or situations. We provide them with help or energy or mirroring or love. We are dutiful in attending to their needs and wants. For some of us, our service feels like a burden. It’s grating or humbling or inconvenient, or all of the above. For others

gia O’Keeffe, success is irrelevant. The most crucial lifelong effort that anyone can be devoted to is “making your unknown known.” Did she mean making your unknown known to yourself? Or making your unknown known to other people? Or both? According to my analysis of the astrological omens, the coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to do both. So I hope you will tease out your best and biggest mysteries from their hiding places. Give them expression.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You Sagittarians have a talent for burn-

ing bridges that really do need to be burned. Your intuition often guides you to assess when the time is ripe to withdraw from connections that no longer benefit you. On the other hand, you sometimes burn bridges

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The shape of the planets’ orbits around

the sun is elliptical, not circular. Capricorn astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was the first person to figure this out. He didn’t like it. He really wanted the orbits to be circular. That would have been more satisfying to his aesthetic and spiritual sensibilities. Explaining the arduous labor he did to arrive at his conclusion, he wrote, “Take pity on me, for I have repeated these calculations 70 times.” In the big picture of our understanding of the universe, of course, his discovery was felicitous. It’s not a problem that the orbits are elliptical, merely the truth. In the coming weeks, Capricorn, I foresee you engaging in a process that’s metaphorically comparable to Kepler’s. Hard work will yield useful, if unexpected results.

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Please don’t imitate or repeat yourself in the coming weeks. Refrain from relying on formulas that have worked for you before. Resolve to either ignore or rebel against your past as you dream up fresh gambits and adventures. Treat your whole life like an improvisatory game that has just one purpose: to attract and stir up useful novelty. If you do these things, Aquarius, I can practically guarantee that you will win the game.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Poet Robert Bly believes that each of us has a special genius, and the key to understanding and fully activating that genius is in our core wound. In other words, the part of us that got hurt the worst is potentially the generative source of the best gifts we have to give. Do you know where that is in yourself: the wound that could be the source of your blessing? Now is a great time to investigate this tantalizing mystery.

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LEGALS ADMINISTER OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FRANK BUSO 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: TERRY RODRIGUEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): TERRY RODRIGUEZ 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 02/20/2020 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 Jan 15, 23, 30 2020. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: NADINE G. GOENA NO: 19PR00562 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of NADINE G. GOENA; NADINE GOENA; A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: VIRGINIA AYALA in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name):VIRGINIA AYALA 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 2/20/2020 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: Michael Anatole‑Channel Islands Law Group, A P.C. 58 N. Ash St., Ventura, CA 93001; (805) 652‑6941. Published Jan 23, 30. Feb 6 2020. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROBERT W. MURRAY NO: 19PR00595 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ROBERT W. MURRAY A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: DYLAN R. MURRAY in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): DYLAN R. MURRAY 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 02/27/2020 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 Jan 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SCOTT MARK GIBSON NO: 20PR00017 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of SCOTT MARK GIBSON A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: MICHAEL E. MYERS in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): MICHAEL E. MYERS 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 03/5/2020 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 Jan 30. Feb 6, 13 2020.


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LEGALS NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MICHAEL W. MCCANN NO: 20PR00018 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of MICHAEL W. MCCANN, AKA MICHAEL WILLIAM MCCANN A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: JAMES L. HUDGENS, Esq. in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): JAMES L. HUDGENS, Esq. be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s to 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 2/27/2020 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: James F. Cote 222 East Carrillo Street, Suite 207, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 966‑1204. Published Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 2020. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: STEPHEN KAY CROSS NO: 20PR00014 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of STEPHEN KAY CROSS A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: MICHAEL D. CROSS in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): MICHAEL D. CROSS 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 2/27/2020 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

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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: Connor C. Cote 222 East Carrillo Street, Suite 207, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 966‑1204. Published Jan 23. Feb 6, 13 2020.

FBN ABANDONMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: STILWELL CONSTRUCTION at 425 Sea Ranch Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 01/05/2015 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2015‑0000031. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Jstilco (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan. 23, 2020. 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 Maria F Sanchez, Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: DC PLUMBING at 109 S Fairview #A Goleta, CA 93117; Runnin’ Down A Dream 1316 East Mason St #B Santa Barbara, CA 93103 conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 3, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000027. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ANCHOR, IAYT, DANNAH ROSE, TEMPLE OF THE ROSE, I AM YOUR TEAM at 1423 Park Place #12 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Dannah C Perez (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 27, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2019‑0003202. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HANDSOME FACTORY at 101 S Salinas St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Christopher Lee Trenschel (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Chris Trenschel Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 30, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2019‑0003214. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DTAR, SEYMOUR DUNCAN RESEARCH, SEYMOUR DUNCAN, SEYMOUR DUNCAN PICKUPS at 5427 Hollister Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Carter Duncan Corporation (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Cathy Duncan Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 19, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2019‑0003158. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020.

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31 Online financial services company focused on student loans 33 “House” actor Omar 34 American-born former queen of Jordan 38 Winter footwear 39 Lovejoy on “The Simpsons,” e.g. 40 Point opposite WNW 42 In a wild way 43 Emphatic words after “There!” 44 Survival group? 45 Grateful Dead bassist Phil 46 Gel in jellies 47 Bring back on 48 Val Kilmer, in “Top Gun” 53 Boxed soup and bouillon brand 55 He was famous for fables 57 Pro wrestler John 58 Orchestra’s tuning instrument 59 Swede’s neighbor 60 Cold-___ (zinc-based brand) 61 At ___ cost ©2020 Jonesin’ Crosswords (editor@jonesincrosswords. com) For answers to this puzzle, call: 1-900-226-2800, 99 cents per minute. Must be 18+. Or to bill to your credit card, call: 1-800-655-6548. Reference puzzle #0964

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LUCKY POLO PONY, ROYALTY ORCHIDS, MARCHUS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, MULTICULTURAL MEDIA at PO Box 1318 # 3059 Sacramento, CA 95812; Allison Louise Marchus (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Allison Marchus Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 2, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000012. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ANCIENT EARTH PIGMENTS at 5574 Somerset Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Atelier Nelson LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 2, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000010. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LITTLE CORNER STORE at 701 Bath St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Prajapati Dipmala R.; 515 Tepic Pl Santa Barbara, CA 93111 conducted by a Individual Signed: Prajapati, Dipmala R. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 2, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000011. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FAIRVIEW SUPPLY at 109 S Fairview #A Goleta, CA 93117; Runnin’ Down A Dream 1316 East Mason St #B Santa Barbara, CA 93103 conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 3, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000026. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALEBRIJE at 2915 De La Vina St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Esperanza Vargas 160 La Venta Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 20, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2019‑0003168. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HEALTHY PET at 3018 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Rene Roberta 2726 Sailor Ave Ventura, CA 93001 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 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 Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2019‑0003122. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ADORN SKIN & BEAUTY at 130 S. Hope Avenue Space F#127 Suite 114 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Alyssa R Lopez 817 E Carrillo St #C Santa Barbara, CA 93103 conducted by a Individual Signed: Alyssa Lopez Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 26, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2019‑0003191. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PURO FLAMENCO at 240 Mathilda Dr Apt C Goleta, CA 93117; Alda Escarcega (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 3, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000039. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHANNEL ACUPUNCTURE, MATT PESENDIAN HEALING ARTS at 2600 De La Vina St., Ste D Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Matthew Pesendian 3149 Lucinda Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 3, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000043. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SERENO RELIEF SERVICES at 208 W. Canon Perdido Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Miriam Christina Ketcham 325 E Valerio St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 6, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000051. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MADRIGAL REAL ESTATE at 381 Greencastle Circle Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Edward L. Madrigal (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 6, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000056. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GRIME TO SHINE at 5160 San Lorenzo Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Tracy Lynn Wilkes (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 2, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000009. Published: Jan 9, 15, 23, 30 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MONTECITO WEDDINGS, PERL CONSULTING at 3710 Amalfi Way Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Emmanuelle Recher (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 6, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000045. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PIZANO’S CLEANING at 3963 Via Lucero St #16 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Silvia Pizano (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 6, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000061. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALBRIGHT ESTHETICS at 130 S. Hope Ave Space #F 127 Suite 114 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Rebecca Ann Albright 741 Calle De Los Amigos Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 8, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000085. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA AUTO NEGOTIATION at 1985 Stanwood Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jason Anderson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 8, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000094. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEST WESTERN ENCINA INN & SUITES, BEST WESTERN PLUS ENCINA INN & SUITES, BEST WESTERN ENCINA LODGE, ENCINA INN, BEST WESTERN PLUS, ENCINA INN, ENCINA LODGE at 2220 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Encina Investments, LLC (same address) Encina Investments, LP (same address)This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership Signed: Eva Schmidt, Agent This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 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 Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2019‑0003218. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHRISTOPHER ELLEFSON at 111 W Islay St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Christopher Ellefson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000096. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE HILT ESTATE at 2240 Santa Rosa Rd. Lompoc, CA 93436; West Coast Wine Ventures, LLC 211 N Stadium Blvd, Suite 201 Columbia, MO 65203 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 6, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000058. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SFM Vista Del Mar Property Management, Vista Del Mar Property at 6529 Trigo Rd. Suite #B Goleta, CA 93117; Edward A. Sweatt 7574 Rothbury Place Goleta, CA 93117; Valerie L. Sweatt (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 10, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000124. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NOKS EXPERT THAI MASSAGE CENTER, THAI MASSAGE BY NOK at 26 S La Cumbre Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Roy McLaughlin 1204 Merdian Way Lompoc, CA 93436; Somnuk McLaughlin (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Roy McLaughlin This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 10, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000119. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CIAO A FINE SALON at 3011 De La Vina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Rosemary Perez 1458 Sterling Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2019‑0003136. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB SIGN CO. at 534 North F Street Lompoc, CA 93436; Arthuer C. Jones (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Arther C. Jones This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 6, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000059. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 101 PLUMBING INC. at 1411 San Pascual St #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 101 Plumbing Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 9, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000103. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VALUE ADDED DEVELOPMENT at 1117 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Value Added Building, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000090. Published: Jan 15, 23, 30. Feb 6 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BASEDRIVEN at 27 West Anapamu Street, Suite 152 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Joseph Price (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 15, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000164. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DESIGNER CUTS at 6831‑D Hollister Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Yanet Cadena 1527 1/2 Kowalski Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Roberto Rodriguez (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000066. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB DIGITAL GROWTH at 1616 Overlook Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Samuel Lewis Benon (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 10, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000123. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEE AND ROSE at 491 Windsor Ave. Goleta, CA 93117; Laura Goodell (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 9, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000100. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PAUL A BROMBAL COINS & JEWELRY, SANTA BARBARA MONEY MUSEUM, TESOROS INTERNACIONALES at 3000 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Paul A. Brombal Santa Barbara, CA 93105 conducted by a Individual Signed: Paul A. Brombal Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 16, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000181. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WEBB ELLIS at 923 Laguna St Suite F Santa Barbara, CA 93101; College Apparel Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Kevin Battle CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 17, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000186. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VEDA SCIENTIFIC at 1601 W. Central Ave. Building A. Ste A/B Lompoc, CA 93436; GL Labs Lompoc, LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 17, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000197. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SW CONSTRUCTION at 102 San Nicolas Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Steven Lee Watson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 13, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000137. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: METTLE CONSTRUCTION GROUP at 570 E. Newlove Dr Unit F Santa Maria, CA 93454; Coastal Energy Group, Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 7, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000076. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA EYECARE at 2946 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Douglas A. Katsev, MD 4225 Via Presada, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 03, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000040. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEAUTY HAIR AND NAILS at 32 W Micheltorena St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Nancy Tran 1025 Olive St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 14, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000148. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLAIRE LLC at 403 La Marina Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Claire LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 14, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000152. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WITHOUT BORDERS at 1812 Bath St Apt Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ryan McCullough (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 14, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000155. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRAIN RUGGED at 222 Meigs Rd. #17 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Robert Stephenson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000074. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SAN ROQUE PILATES STUDIO at 3419 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Tasha Holmstrom 704 Calle Palo Colorado Santa Barbara, CA 93105 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 27, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000294. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: R&R INTERPRETING/ TRANSLATING SERVICES at 610 Calle Ecuestre Goleta, CA 93117; Rosa M. Rodriguez RR 2 Box 237A El Capitan Ranch Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 7, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000068. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE HIVE at 130 S. Hope Ave. #F127, Suite 108 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Connie L. Orud 4726 Camino Del Rey Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by a Individual Signed: Connie Orud Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 10, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000113. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DELGADO LANDSCAPE AND TREE SERVICE at 159 South Kellogg Ave Apt #204 Goleta, CA 93117; Esteban Delgado (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Esteban Delgado Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 21, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000203. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: N ATA L I E OCHSNER PLANNING SERVICES at 1920 San Pascual St. #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Natalie Anne Ochsner (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Natalie Ochsner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 21, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000202. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: D&D PAINTING at 3853 Crescent Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Greenside Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 21, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000204. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020.


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LEGALS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FLUTTER & FLIRT at 1819 Cliff Dr #B Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Andrea Franccesca Castro 1127 Portesuello Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93105 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 03, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000031. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WALK 4 FITTNESS AND HEALTH at 223 Por La Mar Circle Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Eva Chicken‑Koester (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Eva Chicken‑Koester Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 22, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000227. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BOTANICAL VETERINARY PRODUCTS at 3623 Oak View Road Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Eileen Gillen (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 22, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000236. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA TRAVEL BUREAU, INC at 1028 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Travel Bureau, Inc (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 22, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000222. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GEA at 4751 Avalon Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Aide Medina (same address) Gloria Y. Perez 20 W Valerio St Apt #D Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by a Copartners Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 23, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000244. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FH TILE & MARBLE CO. at 517 Richardson Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Filemon Hernandez (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 16, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000178. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GLIMMER DESIGN STUDIO at 375 Pine Ave #10 Goleta, CA 93117; Emmy L Mackenzie 333 Old Mil Rd #39 Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 23, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000246. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FORNO CLASSICO, LLC at 53 Aero Camino Goleta, CA 93117; Forno Classico, LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Giuseppe Crisa, Managing Partner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 02, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000019. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BURNING STONE & TILE at 1610 Villa Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Iban Rosas Silva (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 24, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000260. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: T‑MOBILE at 3959 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Hit Mobile, Inc. 3200 Park Center Dr. Suite #200 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 24, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000263. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEACHSIDE DENTAL at 1933 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Bryan Peters, DDS, Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Bryan Peters, DDS, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 17, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000194. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHROMA OWL at 1805 Somerset Ct Lompoc, CA 93436; Stephen Scopatz (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Stephen Scopatz Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 27, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000285. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MASSAGE CLUB SB at 3455 State St. Ste. #4 Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Henry Lawrence Aizpuru 5514 Armitos Ave. #63 Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 27, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000287. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CCM REAL ESTATE SERVICES at 590 Miles Ave. Santa Maria, CA 93455; Cheryl Mouyeos (same address) James Mouyeos (same address) conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Cheryl Mouyeos Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 27, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000284. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CALIFORNIA HOBBIES at 5118 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Ken Chalfant 185 Lassen Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Pauline Chalfant (same address) conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Ken Chalfant Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 27, 2020. 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: 2020‑0000288. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020.

URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 20-01

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On January 21, 2020 at the Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) adopted an urgency ordinance that will ensure local regulatory authority over the limited aspects of ADU regulations still allowed at the local level. The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance No. 20-01 at a regular meeting held on the 21st day of January 2020, by the following roll call vote:

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KRYSTLE FARMER SIEFHART ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV00103 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: ANAIAH MONET PRIETO TO: ANAIAH MONET SIEGHART‑PRIETO FROM: KADEN JEREMIAH PRIETO TO: KADEN JEREMIAH SIEGHART‑PRIETO THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING March 11, 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 January 10, 2020 by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 2, 13 2020.

AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA REPEALING AND REPLACING ORDINANCE NO. 18-01 RELATING TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND JUNIOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND DETERMINING THE ORDINANCE TO BE EXEMPT FROM CEQA

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This Ordinance will be effective immediately. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. Deborah Lopez City Clerk Publish: Santa Barbara Independent January 30, 2020. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Design Review Board Goleta City Hall – Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Design Review Board (DRB) of the City of Goleta will conduct a public hearing on the date set forth above to consider the following new project:

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Design Review Kellogg Crossing Storage Buildings 10 S. Kellogg Avenue (APN 071-090-082) Case No. 19-003-DRB Safety Kleen Canopy Addition 5310 Overpass Road (APN 071-220-017) Case No. 18-168-DRB PUBLIC COMMENT: This hearing is for design review only. All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/or oral comments. All letters should be addressed to City of Goleta, Planning and Environmental Review, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or email to mchang@cityofgoleta.org. Letters must be received by Planning and Environmental Review no later than 24 hours prior to the DRB meeting. Materials received after this time may not be reviewed prior to the DRB meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The items in this notice are new items. The DRB agenda may also include items continued from prior meetings. All persons wanting to review any project applications may do so by contacting City of Goleta, Planning and Environmental Review at (805) 961-7543. The Agenda, staff reports and project plans will be available approximately one week before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. Publish:

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ORDINANCE NO. 20-__ AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA REPEALING AND REPLACING ORDINANCE NO. 18-01 RELATING TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND JUNIOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND DETERMINING THE ORDINANCE TO BE EXEMPT FROM CEQA. On February 4, 2020, at the Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) will consider the second reading and possible adoption of a proposed ordinance that would ensure local regulatory authority over the limited aspects of ADU regulations still allowed at the local level. If adopted, the Ordinance will be effective 31 days from the date of adoption. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. Deborah Lopez City Clerk

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