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WHY WE SUPPORT DAS WILLIAMS FOR RE-ELECTION We, a diverse group of community leaders and elected officials, encourage First District voters to re-elect Das Williams as County Supervisor on March 3, 2020.
A Commitment to Service
Das’s passion for public service started when he was a teenager, volunteering on local campaigns. When he was just 29, he was elected to the Santa Barbara City Council – while still in graduate school working on his Master’s in Environmental Science. He has served seven years on the City Council, six years as our State Assembly member, and three years as First District County Supervisor.
A Passion for Reform: “Greening” California, Public Safety, Education & More
While on the City Council, Das took the lead in moving Santa Barbara towards “greener” energy policies. He also led in the effort to stop offshore oil drilling; to protect and restore local creeks and wetlands and preserve open space; and to expand the city’s public transit system. At the State Assembly, Das led the fight to decrease the state’s dependence on fossil fuels; to hold oil companies accountable; and to end oil drilling off our coast. In response to the Isla Vista shooting, he authored the country’s first “red flag law” to combat gun violence, now a model for the nation. Education is the path out of poverty, as Das knows too well from personal experience. Having benefited from California’s city colleges and universities, he became a champion for California’s public higher education system. In appreciation for his efforts, Das received the California Teachers Association Gold Award as an Outstanding Public Official.
Forged in Fire & Flood
Das joined the Board of Supervisors in 2017. Soon after came the Thomas Fire and debris flow, which devastated the First District. Das worked tirelessly to find housing options for displaced residents; and before the debris flow, repeatedly urged residents to evacuate. Afterwards, Das was out with the Bucket Brigade, helping to dig out homes. He was instrumental in passing the “like-for-like” ordinance that allows homeowners to rebuild quickly but safely. He has worked closely with the Partnership for Resilient Communities and Partners in Community Renewal to prevent another disaster.
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Media hype aside, Das and his First District staff are at work on a range of issues. While continuing to help recovering Montecito residents, he is yet again leading on clean energy. Santa Barbara County has joined a community choice energy program allowing us to buy renewably generated electricity, and adopted a strategic energy plan. His ongoing commitment to education is reflected in his work on behalf of public libraries, as he helped the County library system meet the needs of challenged budgets. We cannot imagine losing the experience, energy, intelligence, and commitment of such a committed public servant. We therefore urge First District voters to vote yes to re-elect Das Williams as First District Supervisor. Owen Bailey Penelope Bianchi Marty Blum, Former Mayor City of Santa Barbara Vicky Blum Suzy Cawthon, CarpinteriaSummerland Fire Protection District Director Al Clark, Carpinteria City Council Member Jan & Charles Clouse Peter & Paulina Conn Katie Davis Laurence Dworet, M.D. & Antonia Robertson Eric Friedman, Santa Barbara City Council Member
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Alexa, What’s Amazon Up to on State Street? A First Look Inside the Tech Giant’s Santa Barbara Offices
felt unusually quiet and static during the press tour, with the occasional employee looking up curiously from a desk at the passing group. Amazon is dog friendly, Davis said as we rounded a corner and he waved toward a spaniel sprawled across a pink plush blanket draped over a standing desk. A brightly lit common area on the second floor was set with square tables, leather seats, and wingback booths. On the third floor, a foosball table stood among large TV monitors and a few balloons left over from opening day three weeks ago. Amenities for employees include bike lockers, private phone booths, bathrooms with showers, and mothers’ rooms for nursing moms. Inside the “Gibraltar” conference room, Davis said the company made efforts to infuse the space with some “Santa Barbara style.” He pointed to —Kevin Davis, Amazon senior manager, Spanish tile work in the foyer and print of the historic East on improving Alexa’s artificial intelligence wall-size Beach Bathhouse. Work by local surf photographer Morgan Maassen is The State Street workers will focus on featured near a wall planted with ferns, moss, the “Alexa information domain,” Davis said, and other greenery. by identifying and filling gaps in the AI's Amazon is also working hard to be part of catalog of knowledge. “We’re always try- the Santa Barbara community, Davis went on. ing to find ways to make her smarter.” The It wants to host talks and events in its lecture 48,000-square-foot building, formerly a Saks room and work with high school robotics Off 5th store, is home to only 75 workers at teams. It recently helped judge a hackathon the moment, Davis said, though the com- and will soon invite the homegrown Piano pany will add another 150-200 in the com- Boys to perform. “Amazon likes to invest in ing years. As such, the open-air workspaces the communities it’s located,” he said.
We’re always trying to find ways to make her smarter.
An unarmed Minuteman III launched just after midnight on 2/5, the first for Vandenberg Air Force Base after being designated Space Operations Command in December. Previously known as the 14th Air Force, the SpOC — pronounced “Spock” — supports the mission of the U.S. Space Force, also created in December in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. The intercontinental ballistic missile test traveled 4,200 miles to the Marshall Islands in a successful trial of new or replacement components. It was assembled at Vandenberg with components pulled from Air Force bases in Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota.
ROOM FOR GROWTH: Amazon senior manager Kevin Davis speaks to media inside the lobby of the new Amazon building on State Street. The 48,000-square-foot building, formerly a Saks Off 5th store, is currently home to only 75 workers, Davis said, though the company will add another 150-200 in the coming years.
by Tyler Hayden or a brief while Tuesday morning, a dozen members of the Santa Barbara press were allowed behind the curtain of the great and powerful Amazon and into its new State Street offices. Though it had been an open community secret for more than a year, the tech giant publicly confirmed only this week that, yes, it has expanded its 500,000-member U.S. workforce to the South Coast. “We don’t talk to the media until we make an official announcement,” explained Kevin Davis, a senior manager and Amazon’s Santa Barbara site lead. “We generally don’t share our future plans.”
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In the coming months, a public restaurant will move into the building’s first-floor retail space, though its identity is unknown. Amazon may also use its new State Street property as a package pick-up location, similar to the one in Isla Vista. “It’s an idea I’ve floated,” said Davis. “Personally, I think it would be nice for people to pick up their packages downtown.” He couldn’t say more beyond that, however. “We have teams that handle that kind of thing.” Davis also deferred on questions about employee housing and the possible sponsorship of local events, like Fiesta and Solstice. The company recently received community pushback for sponsoring 1st Thursday, a marketing opportunity for Santa Barbara’s brickand-mortar businesses. “We have teams for that,” he repeated. A few days before the tour, Amazon’s corporate office announced its U.S. workforce has topped half a million for the first time, up 43 percent from the year before, and more than triple what it was five years ago. Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo said she welcomed its new downtown office. “We encourage their employees to participate in community events and enjoy the amenities of local restaurants, shopping, and arts and culture,” Murillo said.
Three oil platforms at Point Arguello six miles off Vandenberg Air Force Base may soon have their 62 wells plugged and the casings pulled up and out of the water. The three — Hidalgo, Harvest, and Hermosa — have reached the end of their economic life, an environmental assessment released in January states. Owner FreeportMcMoRan has not yet applied for a permit to decommission, or remove, the platforms themselves. The well closures are expected to take 208 days and begin by March 2020. Public comments are due to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management by 2/14. A large chunk of the Turnpike on-ramp to the southbound 101 has disappeared in Caltrans’s efforts to repair a sinkhole caused by a break in the drainage pipe 30-40 feet below ground. Once Caltrans’s contractor on the job, Granite Construction, reached the deteriorated corrugated steel and reinforced concrete pipe, it was found to be in worse condition than originally thought. The need for further excavation will delay reopening the on-ramp to mid or late February. Crews are working on the project seven days a week, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
COURTS & CRIME A high-speed car chase down the 101 on 2/1 ended in Carpinteria with a car crash, a foot pursuit, and the arrest of two suspected car thieves. Sheriff’s deputies charged Emily Rodriguez, 19, of San Francisco and Jamal Rutledge, 24, of Richmond with felony vehicle theft. Rodriguez has since posted bail, and Rutledge remains in custody with additional misdemeanor charges. Much of the reportedly stolen property in the crashed Chevy Malibu has been matched with property reported stolen from vehicles in the Los Alamos, Gaviota, and Goleta areas. n
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n encounter that started between two city police officers and a self-described “First Amendment auditor” in the lobby of Santa Barbara’s downtown library left the auditor—John Paul Olsen Jr. of North Hollywood—on the ground outside and bleeding. After a video of the event—which took place Monday afternoon—was posted online, the police department found itself overwhelmed by “an inundation” of complaints, said department spokesperson Anthony Wagner, “99.9 of which came from out of state.” Olsen runs a YouTube channel called “Johnny 5-0,” which depicts confrontations between Olsen and various law enforcement officials over his right to film. Olsen’s channel attracts enough traffic to sell ads. Olsen was filming inside the Santa Barbara Central Library for about an hour before being confronted by Officer Hove and Officer Ortega, who told him he had to stop filming or face arrest. Olsen insisted that as a freelance journalist, he had a right to film to gather content for a news story. Department spokesperson Wagner stated that public libraries — like courthouses—offer a “limited forum” for such filming because library patrons are afforded privacy rights that only they—or the library director—can waive. Libraries, it turns out, have become a target throughout the country for First Amendment auditors,
who use them as a venue to test the limits of their rights. Critics suggest they’re seeking to provoke cops in order to sell ads. In this instance, Santa Barbara’s library director insisted that Olsen stop filming. When confronted by Hove, Olsen initially insisted on his rights to film. Hove then pulled out handcuffs, held Olsen by the back of his shirt, and marched Olsen outside. “I’m leaving,” Olsen said. Once out of the library, Olsen added, “Fuck off.” At that point, the video shows Hove moving toward Olsen. Ortega tells Olsen, “Let go of the camera,” after which Olsen’s camera tumbles to the ground, as, presumably, does Olsen. Moments later, a woman’s voice can be heard to say, “Oh my gosh, he’s bleeding.” Olsen was taken to County Jail and booked on two misdemeanor charges, resisting arrest and impeding an officer in the line of duty. Wagner declined to discuss details of the verbal and physical exchange, stating those are the subject of an ongoing internal investigation. “It would be premature and irresponsible to speculate until we have the results of that investigation,” he said. —Nick Welsh The video, titled “ILLEGALLY ARRESTED SANTA BARBARA LIBRARY,” can be seen at independent.com/ library-arrest.
Transition House Secures $1.3M
or 35 years, Transition House has been providing interim housing solutions for thousands of homeless women and families from its digs on Cota Street. This Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council agreed to loan the nonprofit $1.3 million so that it can purchase three residential properties located at 817 Salsipuedes Street. The plan is that each of the homes will be remodeled to create multiple housing units for families in need. In approving the loan, the council grappled with concerns raised by Anna Marie Gott, an outspoken council watchdog, that City Hall is effectively creating new homeless housing by taking away from the stock
of existing workforce housing. “That’s bad policy,” she stated. Kathleen Bauschke, longtime executive director for Transition House, disputed that assertion. The properties became vacant, she stated, when “the family matriarch” who owned the properties died. An outof-town investor put in a bid to buy the properties, but when that deal fell out of escrow, Transition House jumped in. None of the existing tenants, Bauschke stated, were displaced to make the deal happen. Councilmember Eric Friedman noted that the city’s loan secures the properties in question as low-income housing for 90 —NW years.
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NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D HOUSING
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SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE: Geordie Armstrong shares her story of overcoming homelessness and weighs in on the new housing project in Goleta that would house homeless and mentally ill residents.
Hollister Lofts Proposal Draws Mixed Reviews
Neighbors React to Plan to Build New Housing for Homeless by Nick Welsh or the past 24 years, John Polanskey— a high-ranking official with the Santa Barbara County Housing Authority — has been working with wary, angry neighbors over affordable-housing projects they don’t want near their backyards. “I actually like engaging with the community,” Polanskey said. “I really do.” This not long after he spent two hours at the Living Faith Church on Hollister Avenue explaining a proposal to build 33 units of “permanent supportive housing” for mentally ill and homeless people on a small chunk of vacant land next to a fire station and across from the Page Youth Center. Before a crowd of over 100 residents who braved last Monday night’s biting winds, Polanskey tried to answer their questions: Who will be housed, how will they be vetted, and what kind of services will be provided? At issue was the proposal known as Hollister Lofts. Many of the neighbors parked in the pews stared distrustfully at Polanskey, arms folded across their chests. Didn’t Polanskey know there were two daycare centers, a church school, and a kids’ recreational center within spitting distance of the proposed site? Did it make any sense to mix people with mental illness and drug addictions under the same roof? And wouldn’t a two-story densely packed housing project be out of character with the neighborhood? One speaker worried about the neighborhood getting saddled with “the worst of the worst,” insisting somewhat defensively, “There’s no shame in asking these questions.” Wearing a checked button-down shirt, his hair parted down the middle, Polanskey made a point to appreciate all questions, no matter how challenging. He was relentlessly self-effacing and self-deprecating. But he never wavered from his central point: The need for such housing was greater than ever and that every neighborhood—even this one — had “people experiencing homelessness. After one speaker took exception to the $18 million she said the project would cost—calling it “outra-
geous” — Polanskey cited the exorbitant costs incurred by local emergency rooms in treating the unhoused. “One way or the other, we all pay for it,” he said. It’s a lot cheaper — and infinitely more effective — he said, to treat people when they’re living inside rather than on the streets. He explained the project would have one resident manager on site 24 hours a day and a case manager to help those with mental illnesses to take their meds and make appointments with mental-health specialists. The County’s Department of Behavioral Wellness would refer all the tenants. Tenants would sign leases; if they violated the terms, they would be evicted. Polanskey highlighted the Pescadero Lofts, a project serving the same population in Isla Vista. Similar concerns were expressed by members of the sorority living right next door —wwnot to mention their parents; none, he stressed, had ever come to pass. Polanskey invited everyone to tour the I.V. project, and more than 30 signed up. Speaking in favor of the proposal were several people who’d wrestled their own demons—either mental illness or addiction — to a manageable standstill. One woman, now a City College professor, talked about being homeless as a teenager. Another confessed that when he was still drinking, he nearly burned his house down countless times. “And I could have lived right next door to you,” he said. Bonny Beadles disclosed how, in her youth. she was addicted to drugs and alcohol and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. “You would never know I have a serious mental illness,” she said. “I pay taxes. I’m a homeowner. I’m not a danger to children,” she said. “I’d ask you to reevaluate your attitude about mental illness; it’s not a threat to you.” Polanskey stressed that there would be many more opportunities for the community to weigh in before any plans were submitted for approval. One speaker asked, “Don’t we have the ability to say ‘No, we don’t want it here’?” Polanskey answered with a question of his own: “Is there something we can do that gets us to ‘yes’?” n
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Fewer Empty Storefronts, but Accelerate Program Failing to Pick Up Steam by Tyler Hayden ity staff delivered a mixed bag of results this week to the Santa Barbara City Council regarding their multi-year efforts to repopulate State Street’s empty storefronts. On the one hand, the city’s much-touted Accelerate Program, meant to speed downtown projects through the review and approval process, hasn’t shown very promising numbers. The average number of days that construction plans sit in the hands of planners has fluctuated between 15 and 22 days since the Accelerate Program launched in 2017. Similarly, the average time it takes for sign applications to go from submittal to approval has remained at 25 days. On the other hand, Community Development Director George Buell was quick to note, State Street’s overall vacancy figure has dipped to 10 percent, down from a high of 14.8 percent in June 2018, thanks in part to other efforts within the program. “We’re seeing gradual improvement,” he said. Those efforts included appointing longtime city worker Marck Aguilar as a business liaison, offering certain consultation services for free, making plans available electronically, increasing appeal fees, organizing pop-ups, relaxing restrictions on outdoor seating and rooftop terraces, scheduling empathy and cost-of-delay training sessions, and creating customerservice surveys. Specific projects, like the library plaza remodel and Granada breezeway improvements, are even more signs of progress, Buell said. Buell also talked about a workflow study now underway in his department meant to identify pinch points in the permitting process, as well as a separate examination of the way Santa Barbara conducts plan checks.
Currently, Buell explained, plan checks often balloon beyond an applicant’s original scope of work (e.g., a kitchen remodel) to include the entire property. That leads to major delays and cost increases. Only the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta apply this type of expanded plan review, Buell said. Carpinteria, Ventura, Oxnard, and the counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura all keep their focus on the original project. The council was encouraged by the update but also cautioned against celebrating too soon. “This change hasn’t been overnight, and it hasn’t been perfect,” said Councilmember Meagan Harmon. “But you guys have made huge steps in upping your business friendliness fundamentals.” Councilmember Michael Jordan, however, said he still hears stories of applicants facing unnecessary resistance and hurdles from staff. “I would continually remind us that we’re not there yet,” he said. “We need to improve our ability to work with the private sector to benefit us all.” Shortly before the hearing, Radius Commercial Group released its quarterly market report. It described a new shared-space restaurant concept, called The Kitchen, leasing the former Samy’s Camera location. New vacancies include the Tamira Indian restaurant at 1027 State Street and Closet Trading Co. at 920 State Street. Separately, a public survey conducted by the owners of the Paseo Nuevo mall revealed what type of businesses people want to see occupy the long-empty Macy’s building. The top votes were for entertainment (high-end movie theater, attraction, sports/kids zone), retail (national retailers, local retailers, bookstore), and restaurants (local, quick serve, and patio dining). Only 6 percent of respondents said they wanted n housing.
NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D
Cliff Drive Ready for Its Close-Up
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n Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council embraced long-simmering $15 million plans to drastically change the face of Cliff Drive, from Castillo Street at one end to Las Positas Road on the other. The hope is to make the Mesa thoroughfare significantly safer and more inviting to cyclists and pedestrians. The new designs call for the installation of a two-way bike path on the south side of the SHARE THE ROAD: Newly approved $15 million plans to street for a three-mile stretch. drastically change the face of Cliff Drive call for the installation of Installed in the middle of the a three-mile, two-way bike path. road will be a raised median strip. Seven new pedestrian walkways are funding via a state granting agency dedicalled for, as are three new stoplights. cated to promoting active transportation. If implemented, the new plans would The competition will be intense, significantly change the face and feel of according to city traffic planning czar Rob Cliff Drive; drive times for motorists Dayton. And success, he warned, is by would be significantly extended, and three no means assured. Should the city’s grant parking spaces would be lost. application succeed, construction would The new plans were unanimously not be completed for at least five years. approved by the council with enthusiastic Bicycle advocates like David Landecker, support from bicycle advocates with BiCi interim director for the Santa Barbara Centro, COAST (Coalition for Sustain- Bicycle Coalition, said the proposed new able Transportation), and the squad of bike lane would bridge the gap between Mesa architects who’ve been pushing for several existing bike lanes. Closing the gap, changes to Cliff Drive—a state highway he said, would make cycling a safer, more until 2013—for 12 years. All this, however, inviting option for more people. —Nick Welsh is contingent upon the proposal securing
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hen State Senator Scott Wiener’s lightning-rod housing bill, SB 50, died in committee last week—just three votes shy of the number needed to be reported out — Santa Barbara’s State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson was one of the no votes that helped bury the measure. With customary bluntness, Jackson declared the proposed bill “really uncooked,” further dismissing it as “a Tower of Babel” and NO HALF MEASURES: State Senator Hannah-Beth a “one-size-fits-all approach to a Jackson’s no vote helped bury State Senator Scott Wiener’s really complicated problem.” controversial housing bill, SB 50. For the past several years, Wiener has led the charge to limit the landuse power of local governments to deny or worst. Local roads could not handle the restrict housing proposals. In the process, additional traffic load, and mass transit he’s unleashed a host of specific bills he systems have yet to demonstrate an ability claims will allow the state to build the 3.5 to fill the void. Jackson agrees the state’s million housing units he claims are needed housing crisis is real but said a more comto meet the demand in California. While prehensive approach is necessary. many housing advocates—and construcWiener’s bill also attracted opposition tion unions — have vigorously embraced from many tenants’ rights groups, who Wiener’s approach, local governments have complained the measure did not suffihowled in protest, calling his bill a draco- ciently protect tenants from gentrification. Wiener had hoped several tenant-protecnian power grab. Jackson said she met with Wiener tion bills recently signed by the governor to discuss the bill but was unpersuaded. would have allayed such concerns. LikeHis bill, she said, fails to account for the wise, he amended his legislation to give infrastructure needed to accommodate all local governments two years to craft plans the new housing. The recent drought, she to allow the new housing needed. “Two said, exposed Santa Barbara’s water supply years,” Jackson said, “that’s not enough to as unpredictable at best and unreliable at set the table.” —NW
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odd Falstrom has run the gamut of cannabis operations, from medicinal grower to medicinal seller. The latest certificate on his wall is the business license from the City of Goleta that allows him to sell retail as the city’s first storefront operation. Organic Greens opened as a medicinal cannabis dispensary at the quiet end of a carrepair row called Daley Street in 2008. On Thursday, the city granted Falstrom’s new business license after a protracted process that required a lot of patience, he said. Their first day selling retail was Friday, January 31, and new customer turnout was good, Falstrom was pleased to report. Organic Greens, housed in a small warehouse staffed with incredibly knowledgeable employees, still sells the cannabis ointments and edibles to fix what ails you — from
insomnia to arthritis to cancer therapy side effects, and, many say, cancer itself—as well as dabs, smokes, vapes, and the necessary equipment for recreational use. Many of their bud and loose-leaf products are grown locally, explained Matthew Cook, director of operations, and all are tracked from plant to product with rigorous testing before hitting consumer form. At one time, Santa Barbara County supplied 25 percent of the cannabis grown, with Humboldt County growing about twice the amount, said Cook. Nowadays, products from all legal manufacturers go through the same documented process, he said, as do Organic Greens’ employees. With their new retail face, they’ve hired new staff, but it takes a few weeks for them to go through the security vetting required by the city. —Jean Yamamura
County Gets $6M for Jail Diversion
s part of Santa Barbara County’s overhaul of its criminal justice system, the Board of Supervisors accepted a nearly $6 million grant Tuesday to fund a treatment program for minor offenders suffering from drug addiction or mental illness in an effort to divert them from jail. “Basically what it means is we are taking the most vulnerable individuals who suffer from substanceabuse and mental-health issues — who often end up in our jail because there’s no supportive housing, no services or linkage to that directly — and build a sys- ‘MEANINGFUL DIVERSION’: “We have been talking about diversion tem based on this grant and since the day I stepped into this position, and this is the first time others that are coming in to we will have meaningful diversion that will have an impact on our do engagement in the field community in a beautiful way,” said public defender Tracy Macuga at and get them to services,” Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. said public defender Tracy Macuga. Alice Gleghorn, the director of the Known as the Crisis Intervention, Diver- County Department of Behavioral Wellness, sion and Support (CIDS) program, it’s part said that it is built into the grant as a requireof the second round of funding from Propo- ment. Resource Development Associates sition 47, which was passed in California in —an independent researcher—will provide 2014 to lessen low-level nonviolent crimes a more specific evaluation of the program from felonies to misdemeanors. Santa Bar- detailing how many diverted individuals bara County lost out when it applied for the were placed into supportive housing and substance-abuse programs, among other first round of Prop. 47 grants in 2017. “We have been talking about diversion outcomes. since the day I stepped into this position, and The CIDS grant, along with two others this is the first time we will have meaningful that are on the way, will collectively fund diversion that will have an impact on our the program. community in a beautiful way,” Macuga said. “When you combine all three grants, we Supervisor Peter Adam asked how the are looking at spending $3 million a year for program will be evaluated and said he hopes the next three years toward making a differit goes beyond stating the number of indi- ence in diverting this population from jail,” viduals helped. —Delaney Smith Gleghorn said.
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NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D COMMUNITY
Signs of Life on Montecito’s Deadliest Block Rebuilding Is Slow, but Survivors Say It ‘Mends the Heart’
to postpone rebuilding until after the five-year ary Beth Myers figures she’s got a period of highest risk has passed, following the Thomas Fire of late 2017. lot to be grateful for. For startFinally, the emotional impact of a disaster that ers, she’s alive. On the eve of 2018’s catatook lives, laid waste to entire neighborhoods, and strophic 1/9 Debris Flow, Myers reconfigured the topography of Montecito cannot couldn’t get a fire going in the fireplace of be underestimated. “Trauma affects people’s ability to underher cottage at 1225 East Valley Road, just below the bridge across Montecito Creek. stand new and complex information and make So she spent the night in downtown decisions,” said Lisa Valencia Sherratt, the point Santa Barbara — and awoke to the news person for Montecito recovery in the 1st District that 11 of her neighbors had perished in a office of County Supervisor Das Williams. “That river of mud and boulders before dawn. specifically makes the whole rebuilding process In all, 23 people died in the disaster. particularly challenging.” On Myers’s block, along the west bank of Myers is one of only three Montecitans in the the creek, all eight homes were destroyed disaster area who have been issued a building or badly damaged. Her cottage was swept permit for a new home, county reports show. On clean away, leaving only a chandelier Myers’s block, two of her neighbors, including dangling from the branch of an oak. one who lost family members and tenants in the Two years later, Myers is the first on disaster — nine souls in all — have not submitted her block and one of the first in Monteany plans to date. cito to rebuild from the ground up. OverTwo others, Jeff and Joel Harms of San Diego, all, it’s been a slow recovery for those who have been waiting since July for a green light from lost the most. County Flood Control to rebuild their house at According to county Planning and 1247 East Valley. The garage had “breakaway” Development, 138 of the 306 “dwelling panels and survived the debris flow, though it structures” marked by building inspecfilled with six feet of mud. But the house was tors with red or yellow tags as unsafe to badly damaged. live in after the debris flow, including As proposed, their new 900-square-foot house houses, guest homes, cottages, second would be elevated nearly six feet off the ground. units, and mobile homes, have not been The sticking point, Jeff Harms said, is that because fully repaired or rebuilt. That number their lot is small, the house would be only 25 feet does not include homes that were demolfrom the creek. The county, he said, wants them to ished and have not been rebuilt. And provide a study of creek scouring in that location. that’s in an affluent community where the (Flood Control officials declined to comment on median household income is $146,000 the case.) per year. “We’re building a tiny house that has a 100-year “The disaster was such an extreme life to it,” Harms said. “I could start tomorrow. Why can’t we build?” event,” said Joseph Dargel, a county supervising planner. “When you drive through Montecito today, you can see BANKING ON THE CREEK the hardest-hit areas are still empty. FROM THE GROUND UP: Mary Beth Myers is the first to rebuild from the ground up at 1225 East Valley Road, At 1237 East Valley, Larry Lopez, whose family where 11 people perished in 2018’s 1/9 Debris Flow. Her new house is a tower built on steel and concrete caissons The property owners are not coming in has owned land in Old Spanish Town since the sunk 22 feet into the ground. The first floor is elevated six feet off the ground. because they’re not ready, or they’re still mid-1880s, has submitted plans to the Montecito working with the new flood elevations Board of Architectural Review for a small Spanish said the owners, a couple from Texas, told her they “never Colonial–style home and carport. His previous home, built and figuring out what to do.” Myers’s new home — she hopes to move in this April wanted to set foot here again.” in 1914, was destroyed in the debris flow. That night, Lopez — is a two-story steel and concrete tower that looks like a “Global warming is everywhere. I don’t care where you had crossed the creek to stay with his family on the east lighthouse and is anchored to the ground with nine caissons choose to hang your hat,” Myers said. “I built the strongest bank; they were able to flee to safety. of steel and concrete sunk 22 feet deep. In compliance with house I can that’s round and fireproof and bolted to the Next door to Lopez at 1231 East Valley, David and Marsha the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood earth. I’m going to have my emergency food and water kit Karpeles purchased the quarter-acre lot for $400,000 last map for this location, the first story is six feet off the ground. ready. I guess I’m very stubborn. I refuse to live in a state spring from a Sacramento couple as an investment. They But is it safe to live here, even on caissons? Under global of fear.” live in a large house on an acre of land across the creek, and warming, scientists say, there will be more frequent wildfires they own an acre of woodland on the west bank. and debris flows. And it’s not the first time the 1200 block of FULL RECOVERY BY 2029? Mark Karpeles witnessed the raging wave of mud and East Valley, formerly a historic community known as Old Based on property tax assessments of homes before the boulders on January 9, 2018, as it approached the home Spanish Town, has been hit: Portions of it were obliterated disaster and the ongoing cost of repairs, Robert D. Niehaus, where he and his parents lived on the east bank. Inc., an economic consulting firm in Santa Barbara, has “Sometimes I think about it and remember the fear,” he during a massive debris-laden flood in 1914. Myers said she had no choice but to rebuild. Before estimated the full cost of rebuilding in Montecito at $58 mil- said. “I think I’ve repressed it a lot. When it hit the house, the the disaster, she said, she had already invested more than lion. In a report released in January, the firm said that at the noise was unbelievable.” $700,000 in the property and a previous set of building current rate of construction, it could take the community Nevertheless, Karpeles said, “The odds of this happenplans. Her cottage was uninsured. until early 2029 to fully build back from the 1/9 Debris Flow. ing again in the next 100 years are pretty remote.” The new The lure of nature draws her forward, too, Myers said; There was an initial six-month delay as survivors waited one-story house at 1231 East Valley, he said, will be elevated she’s enchanted by the picturesque woodland and abundant for FEMA to set new floodwater elevations covering roughly six feet off the ground and moved back an additional 15 feet wildlife along the creek. In a “leap of faith,” she said, she half of Montecito. Uncertainties in the insurance market away from the creek. even purchased the small lot at 1221 East Valley, next to her have caused further delays. Some owners have moved away, “It’s a totally good thing to rebuild,” Karpeles said. “It n property, as an investment. The price was $390,000. Myers and some have put up their land for sale. Others have chosen mends the heart.” by Melinda Burns
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LIES, DAMN LIES, AND STATISTICS: Now more than ever, I need a new drug. Foot-
ball season is over. Kaput. However morally indefensible, the game functioned as the bedsheet I’ve needed to pull over myself in recent months to keep reality at bay. In the months ahead, that need will become even more desperately urgent. The Super Bowl could not have been more satisfying. It was a genuinely great game in which the so-called good guys won. I say that as an erstwhile 49ers fan, obviously even more fair-weather than I am fickle. Looking at the teams through the compressed lens of political correctitude and historical revisionism, I had no choice but to root for the Chiefs. After all, the Gold Rush of ’49 — after which the California team is named — brought with it a tsunami of genocidal greed that overwhelmed California’s native tribes with even greater pestilential violence than all the Father Junipero Serras and all the syphilitic Spanish conquistadores combined. The Chiefs, by contrast, are burdened mostly by the embarrassing spectacle of the tomahawk chop. Okay, I get it. They also have the most joyous quarterback to play the game since Slinging Sammy Baugh, who played for the Washington Redskins — so explicitly racist, by the way, that it required the determined intervention of Robert Kennedy (then the nation’s Attorney General) to
force the team’s integration. (When Bobby Mitchell — the first black man to play for the Redskins — first showed up to training camp, team owner George Preston Marshall forced him to sing a few rousing bars of the song “Dixie,” then the national anthem of the South. Marshall may not have belonged to the Klan, but it was joked that his laundry empire kept the Klan supplied with sparkling sheets.) In this context, it’s worth noting that the forward pass, one of America’s most enduring contributions to world culture, was invented by Native American football players with the Carlisle Indian School way back in 1903 under the coaching of the Pop Warner, the legendary figure after whom so many Pee Wee leagues are now named. The pass was designed to overcome the massive size disadvantage under which Carlisle players labored when going up against the oversized mastiffs playing for West Point. The rest, as they say, is history, except of course, no one knew anything about it until Sally Jenkins came along and dredged it up in her book The Real All Americans. Jenkins, I might add, would have been a far more deserving recipient of the Medal of Freedom than the professional bigot to whom Trump bestowed it at his State of the Union speech, Rush Limbaugh. Anyone, of course, would. Limbaugh, it must be acknowledged, ranks as a genuine pioneer in the field of hate speech, so that counts for something.
Limbaugh was also a pain-pill junkie long before it became all the rage and middleaged white people started killing themselves left and right. That he did so before America’s doctors really got in the act as accomplices makes this achievement even more impressive. But if memory serves, Limbaugh had his maid, Wilma Cline, go out and buy his drugs for him. Eventually, Cline would testify she would meet Limbaugh in various back alley parking lots, delivering unto him more than 30,000 pills. That was 17 years ago, back when Rush — then the reigning minister of hate — argued that people who did what he did should be “sent up the river.” The moral of that story, of course, is
“You can’t get good help these days.” As yet another tangential aside, Willie Wood of the Green Bay Packers, one of the great safeties ever to play the game, died this past week at age 83. Among his many stellar accomplishments, Wood was the very first black man to play quarterback for USC. That was in 1959, back before black people had become endowed with the “intelligence” required to play that position. Before playing for USC, Wood got his start with a junior college out of Coalinga. When that team spent the night in Santa Maria, the sheriff reportedly ordered Wood “quarantined” in his hotel as a preemptive measure to keep the peace. By the way, did I say Happy Black History Month?
Returning momentarily to the subject of the Super Bowl, President Trump blasted a tweet congratulating the Chiefs and “the Great State of Kansas” for their victory. But as any football fan — and every connoisseur of political corruption — full well knows, the great metropolis of Kansas City is located in the “Show Me” state of Missouri. The fact that Trump doesn’t know this, I would argue, qualifies as perhaps the most compelling ground for impeachment yet. We can only hope this gaffe may
cause some discomfort for Trump’s more abject supporters among Senate Republicans; clearly nothing else has. I missed most of the speech. I caught the beginning when Trump pulled his hand back from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, refusing to shake. And later, I also saw Pelosi rip in half her copy of Trump’s speech afterward. The rest was kind of a blur. I spoke with Congressmember Salud Carbajal and Planned Parenthood CEO Jenna Tosh — whom Carbajal invited to sit with him — afterward to find out what I missed. They said a lot of things. I scribbled down lots of notes. Looking back at them this morning, two comments jumped out. “Lies, lies, lies,” said Carbajal. Tosh was more subdued. “It was just sad,” she said. “Sad.” Both said considerably more than that. Like I say, I need a new drug. —Nick Welsh
T A T S U O M I YAJ I M A: IN CONVERSATION WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 11 AM - 12 PM Internationally renowned Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima ingeniously crafts vividly glowing objects and installations from today’s technology that create infinite worlds of being, space, and time, all informed by his Buddhist practice. Miyajima will speak about his work in conversation with Charles Wylie, SBMA Curator of Photography and New Media. Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Tatsuo Miyajima is the artist’s first solo U.S. museum exhibition in over two decades, and will be on view through April 19. FREE SBMA Members / $10 Non-Members / $6 Senior Non-Members Reserve or purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desk, or online at tickets.sbma.net. This event is made possible through the generosity of the SBMA’s Lorna Spencer Hedges Lecture Fund; and Lisson Gallery, London, New York and Shanghai.
SANT A BAR B ARA MU SEU M OF ART 1130 ST AT E ST R EET WWW. SBMA. NET Tatsuo Miyajima, Time Waterfall-panel #12, 2018. Computer graphics, LED display. Installation view at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, December 22, 2019 – April 19, 2020. © Tatsuo Miyajima. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery, London, New York and Shanghai. Photography by Brian Forrest.
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obituaries John Murray Ridland 7/4/1933 - 1/29/2020
John Murray Ridland, local poet and translator, born July 4, 1933, in London, England, died on January 29, 2020. Tribute gathering later.
Barbara Marie Sanchez 1/27/1936 - 12/31/2019
On Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Barbara passed away peacefully from complications due to pneumonia. Barbara was born in Lompoc, to Harlan and Edith (Baggett) Swonger. Barbara was an exceedingly warm, funny and adventurous person. Her family and friends fondly remember her for: She loved peaceful time in her garden, a cup of coffee in hand, cat by her side and a newspaper at the ready, as the birds were singing in the nearby fruit trees. She would plan her day by circling the garage sales and estate sales hoping to find another great “treasure” bargain that she would be proud of. If any of us kids dropped in to visit, she would say “oh hi honey, come on in”. Cooking, was just one of the many talents that she possessed. Always on the lookout for exciting new recipes, the most beloved by her kids was her roast beef and mashed potatoes. It was the “go to” for birthdays and special occasions. Mom was a true Democrat, and cared deeply about women rights and other important political issues. Often you could find her at one protest or another; she never shied from expressing her beliefs. Mom loved her friends dearly, old and new. Whether she was playing Canasta, having a glass of wine or a get together over dinner, she adored this time spent with her many friends, who can attest to her wonderful dinner parties where everyone was welcome. She loved to travel, often on her own with simply a backpack to her name. Whether it be traveling around Europe or to Mexico, where she would sneak fireworks across the US border, for her son for use in the desert. She generously sent her children and grandchildren on voyages across the world because she felt we would better understand 18
To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org the world as a whole if we were able to experience the diversity of people. Barbara was always in search of a great deal, in order to get the most bang for her buck, to the benefit of her kids, friends and the occasional stranger. Barbara also loved the theater, and in particular she loved local productions, and performed in several plays in Santa Barbara. Her kids remember many warm summer nights, going folk dancing at the Unitarian church followed by a visit to Denny’s to get a soft drink, ice cream or hot chocolate. Barbara had a deep love of Santa Barbara and was strongly involved in the local community. Barbara held several jobs in Santa Barbara. Here are a few places she had worked: Santa Barbara City College – Secretary to the coach for SBCC, where she met her first husband, Raymond “Sam” Sanchez, a baseball/ basketball star for the college. “The Jolly Tiger” RestaurantWaitress “Dos Pueblos High School”- Attendance Office Administrator “Real Estate Agent” – One of Santa Barbara’s best, because she truly embraced the challenges. Everyone loved and admired her knowledge, common sense approach, honesty and her effervescent personality. She was a proud member of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. Barbara is survived by: Her third husband Robin Montz; six children, Kathy and Bob Rowley, Crystal and Mike Godwin, Mark and Jan Sanchez, Patty and Kevin Crisp, Lisa Cahill, Julie and David James; two sisters, Mayetta Trent and Donna Evers; brother, Claude Swonger. Barbara had 10 grandkids and 8 great grandkids; in addition to the many “furry friends” she welcomed into her life. Barbara is preceded in death by: Her parents Harlan and Edith Swonger, infant son Sammy Sanchez. first husband Raymond Sanchez, second husband Ralph Poulin, and brother Lee Swonger. A couple of lighthearted mom quotes, we (her kids) have heard throughout the years: “Don’t have kids” (followed by a wink and a smile), “If it’s not in writing, it doesn’t exist”, “Hello dear heart, how are you today honey”. “That “thingy” over here or over there” “Oooh….that lump in your cream o’ wheat, means you get to make a wish” Mom, you are so loved and adored, we will miss you every single day. We know that heaven gained an angel with spark and you’ve probably already posted your first heavenly real estate listing! Love your kids: Kathy. Crystal, Mark, Patty, Lisa and Julie A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara CA. 93101. All are welcome. Barbara will be laid to rest in the Santa Barbara Cemetery. https://mail.google.com/ rnail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwGC tHnpLnwODDbHKPTKVNvS QCL?projector=1&rnessagePar tld=0.1 1/1
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Lauren Luther Campbell 4/5/1981 - 1/28/2020
Michael Edward Grossberg
Lauren died last week during a sunny afternoon surfing session at Rincon, his favorite place on the planet. Although completely unexpected, he passed peacefully in the bright blue sparkling water. Despite the efforts of friends who pulled him to the beach and emergency responders’ attempts to resuscitate him, Lauren’s spirit left his body at the Queen of the Coast. A widely loved character in the local music and surf scene, “Lorbo”, as he was known to his friends and family, was born and raised in the small and tight knit community of Carpinteria. He was a graduate of Carpinteria High School and attended Santa Barbara City College. After a severe accidental head injury in 2002, Lauren worked hard to rehabilitate himself and for the last several years ran his own business providing indoor plant installation and maintenance to a number of commercial clients in the Santa Barbara and Ventura area. As a member of the local band AfishnseA The Moon, Lauren was known for his talent on the guitar, slide guitar and dobro. The band plays regularly at various San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura County venues. The band, and Lorbo’s guitar solos, rattled the windows at this past year’s Carpinteria Avocado Festival from the stage on Ninth Street. Lauren leaves a legacy of his loving, gentle personality and is achingly missed by his immediate family (Don, Sandy, Randy, Patti, Jason and Matt), by his nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts, grandmother, by his girlfriend and by his extended family. The outpouring of the support that the community has extended to the family is most appreciated and underscores the size of Lauren’s group of friends. A Paddle-Out Ceremony to spread Lauren’s ashes is planned for 10:00 am, Sunday February 23 at Rincon Beach Park (upper parking lot, Santa Barbara County side), at the bottom of the wood staircase. A reception will follow at 1 pm at the Procore facility (6309 Carpinteria Avenue), on the ocean side of the building. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of these worthy non-profit organizations: The Carpinteria Education Foundation https://www.carpedfoundation.org Carpinteria Skate Park Foundation https:// www.carpskatepark.org
Michael Grossberg, 75, was a native of Brooklyn and retired respiratory therapist from Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, where he worked for 36 years before coming to the Sarasota/Bradenton area in 2009 and marrying Susan Goldfarb in 2012, his loving wife of 7 years. He was previously never married and took on his new roles of husband, stepdad to Susan’s only daughter Paris Bassett and grandpa to Paris’s son Rylan, with great relish. His new family adored him and shall miss him beyond measure, as will all his friends and family from California, New York and the local area. Michael was a sports fanatic and an avid follower of U.S. and world news. He liked reading and watching anything about science, nature and history. For years he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and playing golf. He looked forward to doing his daily crossword puzzles and took pleasure in listening to and knowing a great deal about music of all genres. He got excited engaging in passionate debates about politics using expletives and other colorful language! He never held back his opinions, but he always kept the discourse civil. People found his liveliness charming and his convictions compelling. He was unique in character and appearance (he had a distinctive soulpatch on his chin), smart, funny, kind, honorable, generous, loving and lovable, a true heart, a champion of the under-dog, and a man of integrity. He was a great conversationalist, supercool guy and fun to be around. He enjoyed playing Trivia at Mandeville in Sarasota every Tuesday and going to outdoor concerts at Café in the Park in Sarasota every Friday with his family. He met regularly with friends at Starbucks for afternoon coffee and banter. He was well-known at The Longboat Key Education Center where he helped his wife, the center’s executive director, with various meet and greet activities and responsibilities. He donated his body to science, which was a “Michael” thing to do. He was predeceased by his mother and father, William and Ida Grossberg of Brooklyn. He is survived by his loving brother David Grossberg and sister-inlaw Judy of NY, nephew Adam Grossberg (Erica) of NJ, niece Rachel Nash of NY, and five great nieces and nephews. His dear cousins Jeff and Howie Dashefksy of CA and CT respectively, their wives and families, are coping with this great loss.
7/28/1944 - 12/20/2019
His best friend since babyhood, Arnie Heitner (Kristine), from the east coast of Florida, rushed to his bedside within hours of hearing he was in ICU. Michael was also surrounded by Gerri Laurino of Sarasota, his friend for over 50 years, long-time friend Ron Chen from California, his brother and nephew, and his stepdaughter and wife during his final few days. It was a shocking and totally unexpected event that left so many people bereft and heartbroken. Susan and Michael’s dog Maddie still sadly looks for him. He will be greatly missed. There will be a celebration of his life in March or April, TBA. Inquiries can be addressed to his widow at email@example.com
Gary McDonald Bradley 5/26/1953 - 1/19/2019
Gary McDonald Bradley (66) passed away peacefully on January 19, 2020, with his family by his side. Born on May 26, 1953, in Salinas, CA. to Debbie and Onis Bradley. He leaves behind his wife of 41 years Maria Bradley six kids; Rosa, Natalie (twins), Ophelia, Gary Jr, Linda (twins) and Vanesa Bradley, 5 grandchildren, brother Stephen Bradley, and sister Patricia Henkin. Gary was a loving husband, proud father, grandfather, brother and friend. On most days you could find him eager for a conversation about a wide variety of topics, usually related to the World Wars. He was an avid Oakland Raiders fan and loved listening to anything from Led Zeppelin to Muddy Waters. He was very well known and respected by many in his community. His children remember him as a kind, gentle soul, a legend, A true OG, and a jack of all trades. We will miss his hearty laughs, his sarcasm and wit and how he would embrace anyone into his life. We honor him as such and welcome you all to join us in his memory. A memorial and prayer will be held in his remembrance on February 8th, 2020 at 1 pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel. A celebration of life will follow at 3:30 pm at Tucker’s Grove Park.
Christopher ‘Ooty’ Neely 1951-2020
Santa Barbara Native, Jeweler
BY K AT H Y N E E LY nity. These festive affairs involved tributes to hris Ulrick Neely was born in Bacchus and anointing a yearly wine queen to Yosemite Valley where his father, bless the vintage. At just such an affair, Chris Santa Barbara potter Bill Neely, was met his true love and future bride — me! — Kathy. a ranger-naturalist. The first of five We raised our two children, Rosie and sons and one daughter, he was named after Bill’s friend Chief Leemee (Chris Brown) Ryan, on the Neely property. After the Tea of the Miwok tribe, who performed a Fawn Fire destroyed our homes, we rebuilt, and the Dance, also known as a baby dance, in main house now includes three grandsons: dedication to his namesake. Yosemite became Jacob, Kyle, and Luke, as well as Ryan and his Chris’s summer playground. wife, Amber. But Santa Barbara was home, in a comChris was a lifelong student of the works munity gathered together on Mountain Drive of Dr. Rudolf Steiner and helped to start the by Bobby Hyde, who sold the original famiSanta Barbara Waldorf School in 1984 for our lies the land. And what a community it was! children to attend. We sought to instill a love The children wove in and out of each other’s of nature in our children, spending summers houses, as well as trails and forts scattered camping and fishing. In the winters, the kids across the properties. Bill crafted cups with learned to ice skate at Yosemite’s outdoor each neighbor’s name, so that everyone would rink. Their childhood on Mountain Drive be welcomed on impromptu visits. Chris’s involved the same building of forts and runmother, Barbara, filled the house with flute ning around with neighborhood kids that music and the aroma of freshly baked bread. Chris experienced. Organic vegetables came straight from her Eventually, Chris would exchange wine for garden. At dinnertime, a conch shell was water, put down his jewelry tools, and start blown to call their six children — Chris, Dana, Ooty’s Scooters. He was inspired after a year Severin, Benji, Tessa, and Jeff — home. abroad when he witnessed Italy’s transportaBeing the eldest child had its advantages. tion. His goal was to help Santa Barbara have Maternal grandma Irma Cooke, who her“One Less Car” and have fun scooting. Ryan self had three children, took her oldest three now owns the shop and continues this motto. grandchildren to Europe on an elegant ocean Chris was diagnosed with pancreatic canliner. They traveled through the Panama cer in unlucky 2013. His persistently positive Canal all the way to her family home in Engattitude was an inspiration, even to his mediland. Meals aboard the ship were very forcal team. He survived — and thrived — years mal affairs involving lots of silverware and past their estimates. He used his time well. He etiquette. taught Jacob jewelry making and welcomed two additional grandsons. Chris learned to Another summer, Chris attended a boys’ camp, Trail Finders, where they wore pith sail, bought a boat, and made over 20 trips helmets and hiked down the Grand Canyon. to Santa Cruz Island and three to Catalina. They played with Hopi children in the old With wind on the water, Chris found peace Oraibi village. Chris was selected to attend and ocean healing. Kauai has always been a a solemn Kiva ceremony for two teen Hopi special place for us, and we were fortunate to SAIL AWAY: Chris Neely, who founded Ooty’s Scooters, became a sailor late in life, visiting Catalina boys, and he saw traditional Kachina dances. be gifted an amazing goodbye trip, thanks to Island (pictured) among others. As a boy, he got to pilot an ocean liner while on a trip to Europe. Chris’s life turned upside down at age 12, the Dream Foundation. Chris had continued his mother’s garden when his mother died of cancer. He was sent to live in the creek-side cottage of Grandma Cooke, leav(now biodynamic). He loved working the land, caring for ing his siblings behind. Irma had started the children’s prohis bees, and sharing his guava jam. His last earthly act was gram at the Natural History Museum, and Chris spent many to show me how to carefully stretch and fold (not knead) his after-school hours there. He often napped in the planetarium, famous sourdough bread. where the dimmed lights and the monotone voice of Captain During the last week of Chris’s life, he was surrounded by Crutchfield Adair put him right to sleep. He was the only child candlelight and Rosie’s beautiful floral arrangements. He was included on bus trips with the elder birdwatching ladies, and awake and aware of his journey. We were blessed to be able to he was often able to watch his mother’s friend, the painter Ray have deep, heartfelt conversations. Strong, create his wonderful dioramas in the Bird Habitat Hall. Chris Neely passed into spirit early on the morning of JanuChris was in charge of feeding the small menagerie of aniary 4, 2020. A three-day vigil was held with family and close mals housed at the museum. Those clever raccoons could friends. He chose the 12 holy nights, the time between Christmake real mischief! They unlocked doors to get into jars of mas and Epiphany. These nights represent the 12 months ahead. Some believe that during this time, the veil between peanut butter and knew how to let the other animals loose. the earthly and spiritual worlds thins. It is a time to ponder Numbering hundreds of shells for the museum’s collection and prepare for the coming year. turned into a summer job for Chris, and it led him to study archeology in college. While re-stringing beads on digs, he We feel Chris’s presence and the deepening of bonds among found his true career in jewelry making. Learning the propour family; his sister, Tessa; his brother, Jeff; and our friends. Toward the end of his life, Chris often spoke of the importance erties of metal smithing and mastering the soldering of gold of kindness. Kindness and love. January 4 was also the annual onto silver, he created his unique look. The colors of precious Christmas bird count, which we participate in. This year, the and semi-precious stones were the focal point of his designs. birds were especially abundant around the canyon house. Chris Neely Jewelry Designs was a part of the Yes Store collaborative during Christmastime in Santa Barbara. He was Chris’s nickname was Ooty (as in hoot), and we continue to also a vendor for many years at the Renaissance Pleasure see and hear many owls, a symbol of wisdom. Faire throughout California. His father helped start the Faire, We are grateful for the wisdom and kindness Chris shared gathering together artists and selling his wine-filled goblets. with us. And under his gaze, we all live on. Barrels of Pagan Brothers wine were made with grapes A celebration of Chris Neely’s wonderful life will be held in hand-picked and stomped by the Mountain Drive commun the spring. INDEPENDENT.COM
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think 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann is one of our local Wonder Women. The vast district includes the Gaviota Coast, our bountiful agricultural lands, Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Santa Ynez Valley, and the urban centers of Goleta, Isla Vista, and Guadalupe. It is the largest and the most challenging district due to its sheer size and great diversity of constituencies and enterprises. Joan Hartmann’s performance in office represents everything a public servant should be. She is knowledgeable, responsive, and committed to meeting not only her constituents’ needs but also the needs of residents and local businesses countywide. Given her core belief that we succeed when we work together, it’s no surprise that she gets along well with all her supervisor colleagues as well as the rank-and-file county employees. Joan demonstrates her commitment to responsiveness and openness by being available — in addition to holding office hours in three offices, she holds monthly pop-up office hours throughout her district. Having served as 3rd District Supervisor for eight years, I know that it is hard work. Joan’s success in meeting our challenges head-on is due to her high level of energy, intelligence, and integrity. I am proud to support her and strongly urge you to reelect Joan Hartmann for supervisor this March 3. — Gail Marshall, Carpinteria
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support Bruce Porter for Santa Barbara County supervisor. I’ve known Bruce for a number of years. He has an amazing passion for our community and its citizens, and he has dedicated countless hours in volunteer time to work hard for the benefit of others. As chair of the Santa Barbara County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Bruce demonstrated qualities of leadership and common sense that we also need to have on our county Board of Supervisors. He showed compassion for victims, charity for those in need, strength of character in times of adversity, and asked tough questions at budget time. Additionally, I deeply respect Bruce for his integrity and leadership in so many other positions, such as the school board, Rotary, Boy Scouts, and Youth Coalition. I’ve also had the pleasure to attend a local veteran organization with Bruce and see his desire to support local veterans in the community firsthand. Bruce truly places others before himself, and he has gained tremendous respect and trust from the community. I have no doubt that Bruce Porter will make an outstanding county supervisor. Please join me in voting on March 3 for Bruce Porter for county supervisor. — Brian Bull, Buellton
Das Williams: Of Course!
hen someone asked me recently if I was supporting Das Williams’s reelection as 1st District Supervisor, my answer was: “Of course! I worked with him.”
Das was very young when he first joined the Santa Barbara City Council — but he brought unusual expertise, boundless energy, and passion for the work of making good policy. Did he rub some people wrong along the way? Yes, some. Having been in public office myself, I know that if you don’t make some people unhappy, you probably aren’t doing much of value. Das’s work in the nine years since leaving the council has been remarkable. While in the State Assembly, he led on a range of issues — education, the environment, and public safety, to name a few. In his three years on the Board of Supervisors, he has worked tirelessly for the county, and in particular for hard-hit Montecito during unprecedented double disasters. He knows the issues, and he looks for partnerships to find workable solutions to a range of problems. To those who object to campaign donations from cannabis businesses: When you run for public office, you take campaign donations from a range of sources. If you are ethical, you don’t accept donations from sources that are actively against what you believe in. Das has never taken oil or gas money, for example. An ethical elected official like Das knows that campaign dollars are never a promise to vote in any particular way. — Marty Blum, former Santa Barbara mayor
Social Justice Champion
support Laura Capps as the new supervisor of District 1 because of her dedication, like mine, to fighting for social justice. Laura has a long record of fighting for the environment, serving as a boardmember of the Community Environment Council. She also has been a passionate champion of education, for making our schools safer and more sustainable. As the incoming president of the Santa Barbara’s Board of Education, she is known to be responsive to the needs of all students throughout the county. She has tirelessly worked with nonprofits in our community to end poverty and help working moms. Her dedication to these social justice causes is why I believe she is the best choice on March 3, when the primary will effectively conclude the race. — Sara Miller McCune, Montecito
Steve Bennett: Most Qualified
ometimes, the best person for a job is not the one closest to home. In the case of the election for the 37th Assembly District, the people of Santa Barbara can find truth in that statement because the most qualified candidate is from Ventura County. I am referring to Steve Bennett, who is running for that Assembly seat. Steve has been a Ventura County supervisor since 2000, where he coauthored the Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources (SOAR) initiative to help save Ventura’s prime ag land. His environmental credentials include his endorsement by the Sierra Club. His economics training gave him the opportunity to guide Ventura County from a fiscal mess to be positioned as one of the most
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Traffic Stops for Chicken
he “Chick-fil-A ‘Traffic Concerns’” article included this sentence: “Chick-fil-A has one of the slowest but most profitable drive-through operations in the country, averaging 358 seconds per transaction.” Wow, that’s 10 transactions per hour! No wonder there’s a backup. If there is a tradeoff between speed and profitability, it sounds like Chick-fil-A needs to spend some of that profit to improve the speed of its drive-up service. As a frequent cyclist along upper State Street, it infuriates me to have move into traffic to get around the scofflaws waiting in the bike lane. Imposing a fine for allowing the backups might give Chick-fil-A a financial incentive to fix the problem. — Milt Hess, S.B.
Hostile unto Death
ast week’s cover story, “Hostile Terrain 94,” is idiotic in its assertion that “the Border Patrol has weaponized the desert, turning nature into something much more deadly than any moat or wall.” Underlying this absurd viewpoint are the beliefs that (a) anyone who wants to live in the U.S. is entitled to do so, (b) attempted or successful illegal entry into the U.S. is acceptable and encouraged, (c) the risks and hazards inherent in illegally entering the U.S. must be minimized or removed in order to protect those who attempt to enter illegally, and (d) the U.S. as a sovereign nation has no right to protect and control its borders. The Border Patrol has not altered nature. The individuals illegally crossing the border and contending with hazardous conditions are breaking U.S. laws. Those who perish in the process of illegally entering the U.S. have brought about their own deaths. — Stu Sherman, S.B.
No Passing on 154
ep. Julian Castro suggested that the initial primaries be in states other than Iowa and New Hampshire, as the populations of such states were not reflective of the United States. Whatever you think of the politics of the primaries, his comment raises a serious question: How and for whom should politicians govern? The United States is a very diverse country. Montana and North Dakota are very different from New York and Virginia. Washington and Oregon are very different from Alabama and Mississippi. And California may be different from every other state. Should politicians support the interests of New York and California because they represent a near-controlling portion of the electorate and their issues are regularly reported in the media? Is that question answered differently during the campaigns and while the politician is in office? Does that mean politicians disregard the interests of Montana and North Dakota? What do Montana and North Dakota do if the politicians pledge to address their issues, then refuse once elected? It may be appropriate to have the initial presidential primaries in states with smaller populations. That may be the only time that their voices will be heard. Note the reluctance of the Democratic National Committee to spend money in California as it is a foregone conclusion that in federal elections, the state will vote for the Democrat nominee. I have no solution. I just request that people honestly think about this and consider how our politics can represent the entire citizenry. — Bruce McRoy, S.B.
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— Joan Wells, former Santa Barbara County Planning Commissioner.
are simply impatient and choose to pass at the wrong place or time. I recently moved to Santa Barbara from Grass Valley. Highway 49 was the 25-mile main access to Interstate 80. A period when there were several fatal head-on accidents caused the community to demand more patrols on the road and require adherence to the 55mph speed limit. For three months, only a few fender benders occurred. Adding more passing lanes may reduce — Jerry Sakai, S.B. serious accidents.
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continent. But the 1803 Louisiana Purchase added thousands of square miles of land to the U.S., much of which was cleared for cotton cultivation. As a result, slaves from upper southern states were relocated, many of them to Alabama. Two, cotton was the most important commodity in the world at that time, and Alabama had particularly fertile soil in which to grow the plant. Cotton was the raw fuel of the Industrial Revolution, and the demand for the fiber from mills in England drove an incessant and urgent need for slave labor in America. With enough land and enough slaves, a planter could make a fortune. Montgomery was a key hub in this trade. In half a century, slave traders moved thousands of people from the Upper South to the Lower South, swelling Alabama’s slave population fewer than 40,000 to more than 400,000. Visiting Montgomery’s Legacy Museum from The enslaved came south by foot at first, driven like livestock from Maryland, Virand National Memorial for Peace ginia, South Carolina, and Kentucky, but this by Brian Tanguay method was slow and expensive. Two new modes of transportation, the steamboat and ated in the southeastern part of the state near the Ala- the railroad, made moving slaves to the cotton camps bama River, the city became the state capital in 1846. The easier and faster. Once rail lines — built by slave labor telegram ordering Confederate troops to fire on Fort — connected Montgomery to other points, slaves began Sumter, sparking the Civil War, was dispatched from arriving by the hundreds. Montgomery. The first White House of the Confederate States of America was established there and still stands across from the state capitol building. Montgomery is also considered the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement, the turbulent and bloody period from 1954 when the Supreme Court of the United States outlawed school segregation to the April morning in 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis. Downtown is dotted with historical markers that tell Montgomery’s story. When the Civil War began, Alabama had one of the largest slave populations in America for two reasons. One, Congress had banned the importation of slaves from Africa in 1808, shutting off supply from that the first time in my life. I came from California, bluest of the blue states, to Alabama, one of the reddest of the red. I came because after watching the HBO documentary True Justice several months earlier, I felt compelled to visit Montgomery, Alabama. Before the credits had stopped rolling, I knew I had to see the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice created by Bryan Stevenson, the subject of the film. Stevenson is the founder of the offices of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), which provides legal services to the poor, to children being tried and incarcerated as adults, and to inmates on death row. Montgomery celebrated its bicentennial in 2019. Situ-
The Black Rock Coalition will present a pop-up cultural space on weekends through Black History Month (February). The Black History Month Culture House will feature black artists and community groups showcasing their work and elevating the profile of this often overlooked yet vital segment of S.B. All events are free and will take place at the Black History Month Culture House (1219 State St.) unless otherwise noted. The Measure of Her Life: A Tribute to THURSDAY 2/6 Toni Morrison. 3pm. S.B. Central Pop-Up Opera: Selections Honoring Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. BHM. 5:30-6:30pm. S.B. Visions of Hope 2020: 10th Annual Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Worship Celebration Service. 3:30pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, FRIDAY 2/7 721 E. Cota St. Screening: The Last Black Man in San Francisco. S.B. Public Library, 40 SUNDAY 2/19 E. Anapamu St. Civic Forum: The Untold Story of
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Black Table Talk presented by S.B. Young Black Professionals. 6:30pm.
Exploring Art: Celebrating Black Artists in the United States. 5:30pm. S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.
Chocolate Baby Storytime. 10:30am. El Centro, 629 Coronel Pl. Town Hall and Debate: 1st District Supervisorial Candidates Das Williams and Laura Capps. 1-3pm.
Women of Color in the League of Women Voters. Noon. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.
Live Music Performance: The Cookies. 1-4:30pm. Black Art Now! Exhibition: The View from Here. 7pm. Paseo Nuevo (Next to Nordstrom). Black Art Now! Paint & Sip. 7pm. $35. Paseo Nuevo (next to Nordstrom).
Album Launch and Listening Event: Mandrell. Noon-3pm. Film Screening and Talk: Mandrill: Live at Montreaux. Noon-4pm. All Aboard Black History’s Country Soul Train: Petrella and Mixed Influence. 6pm. S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.
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slave was hardly different from buying a bolt of cloth or a sack of flour. If the slave on offer was female, the buyer could lift her rough cloth dress and inspect the width of her hips for child-bearing potential. He could force her mouth open and examine her teeth. He could fondle her breasts if he felt like it. She had no more standing than a cow or a goat. On auction day, slaves were washed and combed, dressed in their cleanest clothes, had their skin burnished with oil, and were warned by traders to make a good impression on potential buyers. The whip waited for those that refused to cooperate. The second involves sitting in front of a Plexiglass window and lifting a black telephone from its hook. Highlighted in this exhibit is the disproportionate number of African-American inmates — who are often charged the maximum sentence due to poor defense representation — in the penal system. Once you put the phone to your ear, an incarcerated person appears before you and begins talking, and the person looks and sounds so real that you feel you are in the visitors’ center of a prison. Every detail is perfect. It’s hard to believe you’re not looking at a living being, listening to the story of how they came to be here and what they endure on their side of the glass. Women and men, young and aging. But the Legacy Museum’s story is really this: Slavery didn’t end when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 or when the Confederacy surrendered. It has evolved Thousands of names are engraved on steel monuments, one for each since the Civil War, adopted new guises such as convict leasing and rigid Jim person lynched in the U.S. Crow segregation in the early 20th cenHe has no say in the matter, no right to protest, no tury to keep black people in bondage or second-class authority to petition. He’s a tool of his owner, as valu- status. This deliberate transformation was aided by the able as the amount of cotton he can pick per day. But decisions and actions of the United States Supreme he’s also human capital, a liquid asset that can be sold Court, state legislatures, county courts, churches, allor mortgaged if his owner falls on hard times and needs white juries, white citizen councils, and police. cash. The most heartrending story is told by a small boy and his younger sister in a single plaintive, unheard call A MOMENT OF SILENCE in the darkness for their mother. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, comOf all the exhibits in the Legacy Museum, there panion to the Legacy Museum, sits on six acres were two that drove the reality of racial injustice home. overlooking downtown Montgomery. From ReconThe first was an exhibit of 19th-century newspaper struction to the middle of the 20th century, more than advertisements listing the names, ages, sexes, skills, 4,000 black people across the South were lynched. and dispositions of slaves to be auctioned. These were The true number is likely higher. The names of these so matter of fact, so mundane and ordinary; buying a victims of racial violence, meticulously researched and The Legacy Museum, a creation of the EJI, opened in 2018. It is like connective tissue that links the past and present of not only Montgomery but also the United States, as it presents the history of slavery, Jim Crow segregation, racial terrorism, and mass incarceration through videography, photographs, documents, interactive maps, art pieces, news footage, and first-person accounts. The museum occupies the site of a former warehouse where enslaved people were held until they were sold. As visitors approach the padlocked wooden door, a hologram of an enslaved person appears and tells his or her story. First, a woman, desperate for news of her children, speaks of listening in vain for the sound of their voices. She likely will never see their faces again. Then, a man who has been sold more than once talks about being handed to a new master and transported to unknown territory, far from his wife and children.
COVER STORY documented by the EJI, are engraved on more than 800 corten steel monuments, one for each county where a lynching occurred. Taking the monuments in was initially overwhelming — name after name, date after date, county after county. John Cherry. Bernice Raspberry. Jesse Payne. Alma House. These were human beings with individual stories, children, brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents, who had their lives stolen from them because of the color of their skin. They were lynched to spread terror in the black community, to keep former slaves and their descendants in their assigned place at the back door. Walking the grounds—from the installation by the Ghanaian sculptor Kwame Akoto-Bamfo depicting the transatlantic slave trade (six slaves bound by chains, faces frozen in bewilderment or anguish) to three statues of black women striding purposefully during the Montgomery bus boycott to the words of Toni Morrison etched in marble to the Ida B. Wells Memorial Grove—left me feeling a profound sense of sadness. There was no turning away from the fact that this campaign of racial terror happened; the proof was all around me, in the metal monuments bearing names and dates and counties, and in hundreds of clear glass jars filled with soil from sites where lynchings occurred. The work of the EJI, the Legacy Museum, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, is about confronting our history. It seems to me that most Americans are not interested in the hard, painful work of racial reconciliation. Our political current is moving in the opposite direction, flowing back toward intolerance, fear and hatred of people who have darker skins or strange-sounding names, who speak a different language or who worship a God we don’t agree with. Some argue that slavery and Jim Crow happened long ago; they say it’s different now and we should just move on. In many respects, it’s different now. But the point of the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is to show how a line can be drawn from 1619, when the first slaves landed in Jamestown, to 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer who escaped prosecution. The line connects the enslaved man stolen from Maryland in 1834 and transported to a labor camp in Alabama to the Watts uprising in Los Angeles in 1965. We see the line when state governments gerrymander congressional districts to dilute the political strength of AfricanAmerican communities and erect barriers to dissuade and discourage African-Americans from exercising their right to vote, and we see it again when black people are incarcerated at a rate completely at odds with their percentage of the total population. Searching below the surface for root causes is necessarily hard work that few people are willing to do. As I stood at the memorial, looking down at Montgomery, I was struck by the profound faith and hope this space represented. The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice profess the hope that we can learn from the past and avoid repeating its mistakes. n “Rise Up” with the Montgomery skyline as backdrop.
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ver the years of being here in Santa Barbara, I was often one of the few blacks in the workplace or at an event,” said Quienna Broadnax. “I wondered if anyone else felt the same and wanted like-minded people to meet.”
amenities. “What is this town doing to cater diversity?” she asked. “Where do we get our hair products? Where is a good barber? Black people have to go to L.A. to see themselves reflected in the community.” To counter this, SBYBP is hosting an annual pop-up art exhibit in Paseo Nuevo titled Black Art Now. Broadnax also addressed how Meet expensive it is to live in this town. “We hope that SBYBP is able to give people resources so they’re not drained of Founder of Santa Barbara their money and talent while they’re here,” she said. “We want young people Young Black Professionals to be mentored by the older members by Roger Durling in our community.” She dreams of a permanent center for SBYBP “that The vibrant, charismatic founder and inspires pride and identity, a communitypresident of Santa Barbara Young Black oriented space offering resources, like info Professionals (SBYBP) recently spoke about health care and owning a home.” about the genesis of the organization. “It all Broadnax was born and raised on started as a mixer in 2016,” she explained. Edwards Air Force Base. “I was a military brat,” she said. “Sonic booms were a “Six months later, it became a nonprofit.” The goal of the organization common thing.” A childhood friend is to facilitate advancement, whose family was stationed at networking, and comVandenberg Air Force Base • • SBYBP WILL munity service among introduced her to Santa Barbara, and she has fond the black millennials HOST A BLACK memories of spending time living and working in TABLE TALK EVENT ON the Santa Barbara area. on State Street. FEBRUARY 12 AT 6:30 Besides their mixers, When it came to college, P.M. LOCATION TBD. SBYBP holds quarterly she went to UCSB and got a VISIT SBYBP.COM. degree in feminist studies with workshops on varied themes like financial literacy, a minor in education. In 2011, mental health, and professional she started working part-time for the development. They also do community Goleta company Inogen and was hired fullservice activities like beach cleanups and time after she graduated in 2012. In 2014, site work for Habitat for Humanity. it was time to try something else, so she “Our reach is wide,” said Broadnax. “We joined the County of Santa Barbara Asseshave members from Ventura and the North sor’s office as a certified property appraiser. County. Our first mixer only had 15 people. “It’s a very diverse group,” Broadnax says We now have over 240 currently in our of SBYBP. “Black isn’t one size fits all. We mailing list, but we haven’t even started to have members from different geographic regions, people from different religions, reach our full potential.” She pointed out that SBYBP is one of the from Europe, Africa, and all across the U.S. more active black organizations in town. So we’re very diverse, and there’s a lot of “It’s important for us to let Santa Barbara diverse perspectives. It really makes the know that we’re here, for the black commu- group special.” nity to be visible,” she said. “A lot of people For a longer version of this story, which don’t see a large demographic here.” Broadnax explained that Santa Barbara originally ran as part of Roger Durling’s S.B. lacks cultural linkages for the black com- Questionnaire series, see independent.com/ munity as well as basic needs like cultural broadnax.
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Program of Events Tell African American Story by Brian Osgood For Black History Month, McNeill and his wife, Sally Foxen-McNeill, have put together nine events that showcase black culture’s central role in the American fabric. They include highlighting the unique contributions of African American musicians such as Mandrill and Jimmy Castor, featuring live musical performances by artists like Maritri Garrett and the Cookies, and bringing together Laura Capps and Das Williams, both running for 1st District Supervisor, to talk about their vision for Santa Barbara and how it includes marginalized communities.
Another event will feature James Joyce III, creator of Coffee with a Black Guy, a forum for people to come together and have difficult conversations about race in America. “That’s going to be an opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together and talk about race in America, which is especially important in this current moment,” said McNeill. The Black History Month Culture House, the name of Darrell and Sally’s program, will take place at 1219 State Street. McNeill said that he wanted to make sure they were centrally located. “Back when I was younger, before social media, things just spread by word of mouth. But now it’s more difficult, so it was important that we had a space on State Street,” added Sally. The couple also hopes the Black History Month Culture House can be a place of collaboration and exchange for a number of African-American economic, political, and social organizations in Santa Barbara. “There are a lot of black organizations in Santa Barbara: the Santa Barbara NAACP, Santa Barbara Black Lives Matter, Santa Barbara Young Black Professionals. We wanted to make a place where all these groups can come together in one place,” said McNeill. “We want this to be a place where we can collaborate and be open to the community.” If this year proves successful, the McNeills will build on what they’ve started. “We hope that everything will go well this year and we can grow, nurture, expand,” said McNeill. “Currently, there isn’t a huge space for black culture in Santa Barbara, but it’s still an important part of our connective tissue. What we want to say is that we’re real people, we have a real culture, and here we n are.”
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ordes of recent in trouble; just go take a studies show that break.’” today’s youth are The peace place in her bearing much classroom has a basket heavier burdens with sensory items like by Delaney Smith than their parents did in a water bottle filled with terms of stress and pressure to glitter, a spinning doll, succeed — hurting their abiland a ball. She said the ity to perform academically majority of her students and form healthy friendships. use a hand signal when For 12-year-old Zoe Jacinto, they recognize they need the same was true until she a break, and the break began friendship groups last gives them the chance year at Harding University to self-regulate and calm themselves down without Partnership School, an elementary school in Santa Barintervention. The “break” method is used in every bara Unified School District. Friendship groups are the classroom throughout second tier in Harding’s threethe school. tiered social-emotional learnSome students require ing program — implemented more individualized in partnership with UC Santa attention, which is where Barbara and the Santa Bartier three — counseling bara Alliance for Community — comes in. Transformation (SBACT) — While every school which aims to help students in the district has a fullfrom kindergarten to 6th time counselor available to students, SBACT prograde learn healthy coping skills, open up to their peers, vides a second counselor at Harding for tier-three and socialize better. “It really helped me know kids. Those kids meet LIFE SKILLS: UCSB group leaders Daniela Miranda and Alex Brum take turns answering “icebreakers” with 6th grader Zoe Jacinto during their first friendship group of the new semester. Jacinto is in her second round of friendship groups and quickly confided in her mentors after they how to stay calm when I’m with the counselor once opened up to her. a week. upset,” Jacinto said. “And it helps because [the mentors] “School psychologists give you advice on what to do sometimes.” Jacinto is begin“The first group I ran, none of the kids wanted to say any- used to be assessment machines for special ed,” said Erin ning her second round of the friendship groups, so this time thing,” said Caroline Mierzwa, a UCSB group leader about a Adelchanow, Harding’s former school psychologist. “Many around, she will have new kids in her group and may be 6th-grade friendship group. “One kid in particular went on of the kids with behavioral problems might be experiencing talking about new issues. a rant about how being in the group means he is in trouble. trouble at home, have trauma, or are hungry. They would The mentors Jacinto referenced are undergraduate psy“I eventually told him, ‘Look, you don’t have to be here. benefit from counseling rather than being funneled into chology students at UCSB who lead weekly groups of two We want you to want to be here.’ We eventually found that special ed.” Harding is the only school in the district that assesses to four Harding students from the same class to teach them he loved card games, and it helped him connect with his coping skills for handling stress, conflict, low self-esteem, other peers in the group, so he was excited to come back every child in the school each year. A record is kept based on and other issues. The undergrads are managed by a gradu- and participate.” the students’ behavior in class, their academic performance, This semester, Mierzwa is working with younger kids, and comments about them from their parents and school ate student, Chloe Zhang, who oversees the curriculum for but she stressed that sometimes the group setting isn’t for psychologists detailing what tier they should be placed in. each group. “Kids have changed over the years,” said Harding’s prin- everyone. The friendship groups are the middle tier out of Teachers give a rating based on aggression, self-regulation, cipal, Veronica Binkley. “The instant information, social a three-tiered system. The entire school participates in the and more. media, video games — kids have access to serious adult first tier with their classroom teachers, but only the students “You usually see the best progress after two to three issues that they don’t know how to handle. They will make who need more support participate in tiers two and three. rounds of the friendship groups,” Adelchanow said. “That’s jokes about things that aren’t funny or okay.” Tier one is called a “peace circle” and is integrated into when the personality comes out for the shy kids and selfBinkley said that many children in Santa Barbara experi- every classroom, every day. The structure varies by each regulation starts to develop for the squirrely kids. “For one-on-one counseling, there is no average time. ence trauma as a result of living in poverty. Of all SBUSD teacher’s preference, but it typically involves each student elementary students, 66 percent are considered socioeco- in the circle sharing how they feel, their goal for the day, That’s where having a second counselor to balance the worknomically disadvantaged. or something they did recently they are proud of. 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2020 Santa Barbara Running Coyote Mile This Food from the Heart. Proceeds will benefit Food from the Heart, a nonprofit organization that prepares and delivers 160 bags of nutritious food every week to those in need. 5-7pm. Draughtsmen Aleworks at Mosaic Locale, 1131 State St.
Jane Austen’s Emma: A Musical Romantic Comedy This
Santa Barbara Independent will host this conversation with the 1st District supervisor candidates Laura Capps and Das Williams. 6:30-7:30pm. Multipurpose Rm., Franklin Neighborhood Ctr., 1136 E. Montecito St. Free.
join in the music and dance of early California. Wine and hot chocolate will be served. 5-8pm. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, 123 E. Canon Perdido St. Free. Call (805) 965-0093.
feature the works of 60 different artists with a wide range of artistic styles from minimalism to realism, pop to op (optical), and narrative to symbolism. The exhibit shows through March 21. Mon.-Fri.: 10am-4pm; Sat.: 11am-5pm. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Rd., Montecito. Free. Call (805) 565-6162.
over two centuries ago as you discuss colonial California with Presidio officers, experience a cooking demonstration in la cocina, enjoy stories by an open fire, and
2/7: Daniil Trifonov The Grammy Award–winning Russian pianist will make his S.B. debut with an all-Bach program combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth. 7pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $19-$40. Call (805) 893-3535.
2/6: Food From the Heart: The Hoppy Heart Enjoy a
delicious selection of beer and wine and appetizers prepared by Buena Onda and
2/6: Lucidity Pre-Party Come
2/6: Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight Travel back in time to
out and dance to epic beats with your Lucidity community with headliner and legendary bass-dropper ill.Gates, a live set from Afrolicious, and support from S’akaiibaum and Grease Withaspoon. 9pm-1am. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $25. Call (805) 962-7776. sohosb.com
dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Jimmie, joined by his best friend, Mont, searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind in this 2019 film. 2-4pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Rated R. Call (805) 962-7653.
2/6: S.B. County Supervisor Discussions: 1st District The
2/7: Friday Matinee: The Last Black Man in San Francisco Jimmie Fails
2/6-2/7, 2/8, 2/10-2/12: Exhibit: Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper from the Collection of the Art Museum of South Texas This exhibit will
charming and clever musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel from the Tony Award–nominated composer of Jane Eyre and Daddy Long Legs follows the beautiful, witty, determined Emma as she plays matchmaker with sometimes disastrous results and complications that eventually lead to her self-discovery. The show previews on February 6-7 and runs through February 23. Thu-Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2 and 7pm; Tue.: 7pm; Wed.: 8pm. New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $25-$82. Call (805) 965-5400. ensembletheatre.com
Samantha Eggers, James Daniel Olivas, and Jenna Lea Rosen
SATURDAY 2/8 2/8: Friendship Center’s 21st Annual Festival of Hearts: The NEW Roaring ’20s Dress as an old-era/new-era flapper/gangster or just wear something that sparkles! Enjoy lunch, area wines, and an ocean view. Bid on Heart-Art by local artists and celebrities, as well as travel and luxury packages for all budgets. Proceeds go toward Friendship Center, which offers engaging activities that promote socialization, well-being, and
Never Not Once This beautiful, searing play shows what happens when
a young biology student raised by two mothers decides to learn more about her DNA and reaches out to the man she believes to be her father, forcing everyone around her to relive a painful hidden past. Recommended for college-age and older audiences due to content and language. The show previews February 6-7 and runs through February 23, with an opening night gala on Saturday and a talkback to follow the Wednesday-evening performance. Thu.: 7pm; Fri.: 8pm; Sat.: 7pm ($150); Sun.: 2pm; Wed.: 2 and 7pm. Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. $29-$59. Call (805) 667-2900. rubicontheatre.org
kids-only, all-level running event will have medals for all who finish, including awards for top overall boy and girl, high school, junior high, elementary, and preschool finisher, with the goal to encourage participation in running and help foster a healthy lifestyle for the youth of S.B. 9-10am. Chase Palm Park, 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. $15-$20. Ages 3-18.
a sense of community for aging adults while providing support for caregivers. 11:30am-2:30pm. Hilton S.B. Beachfront Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. $140. Call (805) 969-0859.
2/8: Annual Navigating the End Expo There will be panel discussions and workshops featuring area experts in all aspects of end-of-life issues such as advanced directive, hospice, funeral arrangements, art exhibits, medical, financial, and more. 10am-4pm. Unitarian Society of S.B., 1535 Santa Barbara St. Free. Call (805) 965-4583.
2/8: Queen Radegund and the Monarchy in Medieval Europe Come hear UCSB History Department PhD candidate Anna Rudolph’s presentation on Queen Radegund (520-587 CE), a princess and a war captive who became an unwilling queen and one of the most beloved saints of France. 2-3:30pm. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 21 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call (805) 571-6866.
SUNDAY 2/9 2/9: Studio Sunday Visitors of all ages are welcome to create an oil pastel resist print inspired by the Lia Halloran works on view in The Observable Universe: Visualizing the Cosmos in Art. 1:30-4:30pm. Family Resource Ctr., S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call (805) 884-6457. sbma.net
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MONDAY 2 /10
Science Pub: Libraries of Life: Natural History Collections Invertebrate Zoology Collection Manager
Vanessa Delnavaz, MA, will shed light on biological collections of specimens that represent the history of life on Earth that help us understand the biodiversity of life and will explain why our knowledge of it is so critical. 6:30-8pm. Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call (805) 682-4711 x170 or email email@example.com. sbnature.org
2/11: ASD Series: A Cultural Spectrum: A Discussion on the Daily Experiences of Latino
Resilient Love Series: From The Central Park Five to The Exonerated Five: Yusef Salaam
bring their indie/folk/rock sound to S.B. with New Orleans native Andrew Duhon opening the show with his soulful voice. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $26-$35; VIP: $106. Call (805) 963-0761. lobero.org
2/11: Mind, Body, Soul: An Evening with Noah benShea and Jacob the Baker Poet, philosopher,
of his famed character Jacob the Baker, will open your mind, warm your heart, and answer your questions about love, life, and prayer. 7:30pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $25. Call (805) 884-4087. luketheatre.org
WEDNESDAY 2/12 2/12: SweethART: Art From the Heart Come fall in love with this new
DIJO Productions Presents
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creative art center in S.B. with music, wine, sweets, and a Valentine’s raffle with one-of-a-kind love cards made by area artists. Receive a raffle ticket with each $10 card purchased. 5-8pm. La Cumbre Center for Creative FLIP Fabrique: BlizArts, La Cumbre Plaza, 110 S. zard Bringing the best Hope Ave. Free. in contemporary circus from Quebec to tinyurl.com/SweetheartArt S.B, these expert jugglers, high flyers, aerialists, and acrobats will create a blizzard that promises to blow away everything in its path. 6:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $20$51. Call (805) 893-3535. Read more on. p. 45. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu
2/9: COURTESY UCSB ARTS & LECTURES
Yusef Salaam was only 15 years old when he and four other boys were convicted in 1989 of raping a young woman in New York’s Central Park. Exonerated with the convictions overturned decades later, Salaam will speak to the issues of false confessions, police brutality and misconduct, press ethics and bias, race and law, and the disparities in America’s criminal justice system. 6pm. Corwin Pavilion, UCSB. Free. Call (805) 893-8411.
2/11: Blind Pilot, Andrew Duhon Portland’s Blind Pilot will
2/11: Tim Berne and Matt Mitchell Enjoy an evening avant- and author Noah benShea, in the voice garde jazz with virtuoso pianist Matt Mitchell and alto saxophonist Tim Berne, who in 2018 released their album, Angel Dusk. This is a seated show with dinner purchase required. 7:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $25. Call (805) 962-7776. Read more on p. 49.
Families Living with Autism Growing up in a Latino family gives us certain cultural values. This panel of Latino members of our community will focus on exploring how growing up in a Latino family with certain cultural values affects the upbringing of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The panel will be both moderated and conducted in Spanish. 6-7:30pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call (805) 564-5602 or email hbroman@santa barbaraca.gov. sbplibrary.org
friendship is a blank canvas Featuring Ed Giron, Bill Waxman and Geren Piltz
Center Stage Theater • Feb. 7,8,9,14,15,16 Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm Sundays @ 2pm General Admission: $21 Students and Seniors $17 info & Tickets: CenterStageTheater.org or 805.963.0408 751 Paseo Nuevo, Upstairs INDEPENDENT.COM
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1st THURSDAY FEB 6, 5-8 PM 1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in Downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and cultural art venues are open from 5-8 PM offering the public FREE access to art in a fun and social environment. In addition, State Street comes alive with performances and interactive exhibits.
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2/6, 2/9: 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
2/6-2/8: M.Special Brewing Co. Thu.: Mary Clifford. 6-8pm. Fri.: O.n.E. 6-9pm. Sat.: Haive Ru. 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com 2/6, 2/8-2/11: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: Lucidity
Pre-Party: ill.Gates, Afrolicious, S’akiibaum, Grease Withaspoon. 9pm1am. $25. Ages 21+. Sat.: Area 51. 8:30pm. $10. Ages 21+. Sun.: S.B. Jazz Society Presents Janis Mann; 1pm; $22. Curly & Company; 6:30pm; $5. Mon.: SBCC Good Times Lunch Break, New World Jazz Combos. 7pm. $10. Tue.: Tim Berne and Matt Mitchell. 7:30pm. $25. 1221 State St. Call (805) 962-7776.
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The Reserve; 1-4pm. Same Mother, Same Father; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Teresa Russell and Cocobilli; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call (805) 967-0066.
2/7-2/9, 2/12: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Fri.: Johnny Miller. Sat.: Cyrus Clark. Sun.: Jim Rankin. Wed.: Dave Vignoe. 5:308:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call (805) 564-1200.
2/8: The James Joyce Ulysses Jasz. 7:30-10:30pm. 513 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 962-2668. sbjamesjoyce.com
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Tatsuo Miyajima: In Conversation Internationally renowned Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima ingeniously crafts vividly glowing objects and installations from today’s technology that create infinite worlds of being, space, and time, all informed by his Buddhist practice. Miyajima will speak about his work in conversation with Charles Wylie, SBMA curator of photography and new media. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free-$10. Call (805) 963-4364. sbma.net
2/12: BizArts Workshop: Acting Confident with Clare Carey Need help with confidence? Professional actor Clare Carey will teach you techniques that will help with public speaking, presentations, pitches, interviews, and more. Registration is required. 5:30-7pm. The Dance Hub, 22 E. Victoria St. $20. Call (805) 452-4881.
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he Santa Barbara Zoo recently welcomed three new California condors to its habitat as a part of the endangered scavenger’s national recovery program. Young brother and sister condors 960 and 816 are joined by condor 727, a 5-year-old female serving as a “mentor bird” to the younger siblings following her unsuccessful acclimation to the wild. The program, established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1979, rehabilitates and breeds condors across various West Coast zoos. Every California condor hatched since 1979, both in the wild or captivity, is a part of the effort and receives a number corresponding to their age. (Generally, the lower the number, the older the bird.) The Santa Barbara Zoo has hosted 14 of the birds since 2009.
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With the arrival of the new condors comes the bittersweet departure of numbers 174, 327, 524, and 603. “It’s always hard to see animals you’ve cared for over the years leave the Zoo, but it’s also exciting to see the progress they’ve made and that they’re ready for their next step,” said Rachel Ritchason, director of animal collections. “We’re happy to know these birds will continue to thrive and contribute to the recovery of their species.” —Hali Mecklin
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Wanted: Surfing Citizen Scientists
n an effort to understand the effect rising sea levels will have on our California beaches, CSU Channel Islands researchers are calling on local surfers to give them a wave expert’s insight. Dan Reineman, an assistant professor of environmental science, is asking surfers and beachgoers to log their observations on wave-break patterns and overall wave quality during upcoming winter tides. These high winter tides, commonly known as king tides, occur when the moon is closest to the Earth and its gravitational pull on the ocean is strongest. King tides already greatly affect beach
access and development, and as coastal expert and assistant professor Kiki Patsch explained, “The areas that start to see coastal flooding during the king tides are the areas that will feel the effects of sea-level rise first.” Surfers, Reineman said, “[are] incredibly reliable citizen scientists, because in order to surf, they must learn to make such careful observations of the ocean.” Their input will also help Patsch’s studies on beach development and planning. The next round of king tides takes place on February 8 and 9. Observations can be submitted at coastography.org/kingtides. —HM
elen Morales is an unlikely Dolly Parton aficionado. Educated at the University of Cambridge, the UCSB Argyropoulos Professor of Hellenic Studies and author of the book Pilgrimage to Dollywood has nonetheless been dubbed the first “Dollyologist” in the podcast Dolly Parton’s America. “I think of all the plaudits one could get, that’s probably the one I’m most thrilled about,” Morales said. “You can keep your MacArthur Awards.” It’s easy to joke about Parton, who’s been making fun of her own appearance since she first stepped onto a stage. But she hasn’t thrived for more than 50 years on her looks, said Morales. Those who underestimate her do so at her own peril. In her book, Morales tells the story of how Elvis Presley wanted to record Par Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” in 1974. But his manager demanded that she give them 50 percent of the publishing royalties in perpetuity. Although she was struggling financially at the time, Parton politely refused, explaining that she wanted the money she made from her songs to go to her family after she was gone. “That was a moment where she showed herself to be really steely,” Morales said. It was also rather astute: After Whitney Houston recorded the song for The Bodyguard soundtrack in 1997, Parton received more than $6 million in royalties. “When Whitney’s version came out,” Parton said later, “I made enough money to buy Graceland.” Yes, Parton is rich and the buxom product of Appalachian poverty in Sevier County, Tennessee. But Morales also reveals a woman of depth, intelligence, compassion, and independence — even if Parton calls herself a “backwoods Barbie.” “I think that’s what I tried to do in the book,” Morales said. “She calls her image ‘keeping her cartoon up.’ I tried to show that there’s much more to that cartoon, much more depth when it comes to songwriting and business savvy — even genius — behind that cartoon.” Morales also argues that the extraordinarily prolific songwriter has built an enduring career in part by building the sort of diverse coalition any politician would die for. “She’s a figure that emanates positivity and love and understanding for all,” she explained. “She’s got a loyal Christian fan base. She’s got a loyal fan base in the LGBTQ community. Some of the research I did in Tennessee showed how tough, how brave it was to be so inclusive.” Parton’s appeal, in fact, has long crossed racial and geographical lines. When guards at South Africa’s Robben Island allowed the prisoners to choose music, a former inmate says in the podcast, Nelson Mandela chose Parton’s “Jolene.” The connections to others and coincidences that enrich our lives often take decades to show up on our doorstep. Morales’s father, a Greek Cypriot who emigrated to southeastern England, loved American country music. “He used to talk about country music as being sort of our music, meaning immigrant music,” she recalled. Some 40 years and 5,500 miles later, Pilgrimage to Dollywood served as a bridge between the girls of Eastbourne, U.K., and a rough holler in the Great Smoky Mountains. Morales might not have intended to kick off a wave in Dolly Parton studies, but here we are. — Jim Logan
This is an edited version of a story originally published by The Current on January 27. INDEPENDENT.COM
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Bard-Meets-Brews Extravaganza Takes Over SBCAST on February 15 BY CHARLES DONELAN Having created such mind-bending boutique beer festivals as Hoptopia, five years of the Santa Barbara Beer Garden at the Botanic Garden, and, in 2018, Biegrnette: Light, Life, and Death, also at SBCAST, Rosen is joining forces with actor/ directors Pacomio Sun and Marisol Miller-Wave to bring back ShakeSBeer, a concept he has presented once before in 2015 at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. The night will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a one-hour performance on the main stage, followed by an extended period until 9 p.m. during which the “directed experience” portion of the program kicks in. Participants are challenged to fill their cups at a variety of different stations around the space, each of which will have both scenes from Shakespeare’s plays and beers paired with the plays and their characters. For example, SBCAST has a hot tub, and for Rosen, the decision of who to put in it was an easy one. “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, of course,” Rosen told me late one recent afternoon over a hazy IPA at Third Window on Haley Street. “They’re Hamlet’s bros from school, so you know they would find the hot tub.” For Rosen, “flavor is a form of communication,” so he’s matching Shakespeare’s language with equally sophisticated styles of suds. For Juliet, he
has a golden sour ale gruit, a choice that leads our conversation on a wild digression into the history of ale and lager, a yeast-driven shift in hops processing that dates to approximately the era in which Shakespeare wrote his plays. The grandson of acclaimed cookbook author and globe-trotting Jonathan Gold avant la lettre Betty Evans, Rosen revels in the cultural contexts and historical structures that accompany the study of his favorite beverage. For him, the world of beer is as big as the world itself, which makes Shakespeare, that most worldly of authors, a natural companion. Additional pairings to look forward to include a Lizard’s Mouth IPA with aged dragon fruit, jasmine, and cardamom notes that glows bright purple, making it a perfect analogue to the sensual spirit of Queen Titania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There will also be a honeysuckle-flavored offering to represent her human lover, the irrepressible Bottom. All of the tastings will be organized so that patrons flow seamlessly from one scene to the next on a veritable river of exotic brew. The beauty of these beer events, and perhaps the aspect that most captures Rosen’s imagination, is the spirit of friendship and curiosity that unites the wide range of people who attend. There’s no one age group that dominates, and there are at least as many couples as there are singles wandering around. What they have in common is a more than usual interest in the finer points of brewing and a willingness to go on an evening long adventure with others. The broad range of ages makes for interesting conversations, as does the presence of couples, many of whom will be extending Valentine’s Day to the whole weekend by giving each other the gift of a ticket. Rosen chalks up the feeling of camaraderie to beer’s universality, what he calls its “comprehensiveness” as a part of human culture. Just add Shakespeare and call it the Globe in a glass.
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we deal with the other parts.” The first commercial crop was in 2003, and they sold directly to consumers through the Santa Cruz County farmers’ markets. They continued that weekly sales routine until 2018, drawing hundreds into their agroecology experiment along the way and focusing on their wine club after that. Today, winemaking is handled by Colin McNany, a former student of Gliessman at UCSC. They frequently invite customers to the vineyard to help with grape and oil harvests. “We are educators, and we want people to really experience the vineyard and what harvest is like,” said Jaffe. “We feed them and wine them, and they help us bring in the fruit.” They do hope that their Cuyama Valley creation lives on into the future, serving as a model for how to manage land in the changing climate, which is bringing wildfire more frequently and tweaking the seasons. “That’s our hope,” said Gliessman of passing on this legacy. “That’s our dream.”
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VOLER HAUT: Montreal-based Cirque Éloize presents a kinetic rigor of aerial feats, acrobatic dancing, and a jazz-infused soundtrack.
Their efforts paid off, and today, Quebec reigns supreme in all things big top, leading the charge with more than a dozen professional companies from Montreal to Quebec City. Cirque du Soleil currently generates an annual revenue of over $1 billion, employing more than 4,000 people across the globe. In Canada, a young trapeze artist is equally revered among the country’s ballet dancers and classical musicians, with subsidies and grants correspondingly allocated between the varying disciplines. What was once commonly known as “nouveau cirque” is now simply referred to as contemporary circus, a style that emphasizes the genre’s theatrical, dance, and musical components while holding fast to its awe-inducing roots. And Quebec, it would seem, knows how to execute contemporary circus with distinguishing flair. The programmers at UCSB Arts & Lectures have long recognized the singular appeal of Quebecois circus, exposing Santa Barbara audiences to companies such as Les Sept Doigts de la Main and Cirque Éloize over the last several seasons. This year, they’ve doubled down with two companies in February, giving audiences a rare opportunity to experience the breadth of this innovative region and its undeniably talented artists. First up is Flip Fabrique, a newer comESPRIT DE JOUEUR: Hailing from Quebec City, Flip Fabrique is known Flip Fabrique for its daredevil tactics and playful spirit.
he world of tamed tigers and tightwire artists has long captured the public’s fascination, transforming risk into a celebration of the fantastical for audiences young and old. Unlike the gilded institutions that pandered to the sensibilities of well-appointed patrons, the circus welcomed everyone. In the 1800s, artists such as Georges Seurat and Henri de ToulouseLautrec would dedicate their canvases to the subject of acrobats and embellished entertainers, elevating the humble circus into the realm of high art. By the 20th century, the genre had begun to inform new expressions of movement, from 1920s French actor Étienne Decroux’s corporeal mime style to Bay Area modern dancer Terry Sendgraff ’s exploration of aerial dance in the 1970s and the physical theater prowess of Charlie Chaplin’s grandchildren Aurélia and James Thierrée in the late ’90s, sliding out from under the big top and onto the formal stage. The circus as we once knew it may have all but disappeared, but its spirit had endured. Not to be outdone by Europe and its neighbors to the south, Canada’s largest province, Quebec, swiftly threw its hat into the ring, launching a government-backed initiative to help support the lagging art form. The result? The 1981 opening of North America’s first and only higher-education circus school, École Nationale de Cirque, and a $1 million grant to a then-modest little outfit called Cirque du Soleil.
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pany straight out of Quebec City known for its daredevil tactics and playful spirit. On Sunday, February 9, The Granada Theatre stage will be playing host to its latest eightmember production, Blizzard: a theatrical symphony of jugglers, aerialists, and acrobats set against a bare, wintry landscape that includes an original score by circus darling Ben Nesrallah. Aerial straps, cradle, and hand-to-hand partnering are among the featured disciplines, with plenty of banquine (ensemble acrobatics) in between. On Tuesday, February 18, Montreal-based troupe Cirque Éloize returns to Santa Barbara with Hotel, an art deco-inspired spectacle to celebrate their 25th season. Eleven artists take refuge in a grand hotel, where secrets and sentiments are revealed through the kinetic rigor of aerial feats, acrobatic dancing, and a jazz-infused soundtrack. Highlights will include Chinese Pole, aerial contortion, and live singing by the haunting pipes of Eléonore Lagacé. If a trip to the circus still invokes memories of stale popcorn and geriatric lion tamers, then step right up and into The Granada Theater next week. These wholly original, gravity-defying companies might just inspire you to run away and … well, you know. And sequins, I’m happy to report, are completely optional these days. —Ninette Paloma
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Quebec City’s Flip Fabrique on Sunday, February 9, and Montreal’s Cirque Éloize on Tuesday, February 18. Both shows take place at The Granada Theater (1214 State St.). See artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.
UCSB Arts & Lectures continues to set a torrid pace with its classical music offerings this season by capturing another of the world’s hottest musicians, the Russian piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov. Trifonov will play an all-Bach recital on Friday, February 7, at 7 p.m., in Campbell Hall, the same program that he will perform in an already sold-out recital at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on March 3. Trifonov belongs to the once-in-ageneration category of the so-called “super virtuoso,” a musician of such stupendous technical achievement that his performances routinely induce what has traditionally been called a “furor” among aficionados of the instrument. He won the Best Solo Instrumental Album Grammy Award in 2018 for his Liszt collection, Transcendental, and Musical America named him Artist Transcendental of the Year for 2019. To hear what all the furor is about and to steep in the genius of Bach’s Art of the Fugue, get to Campbell Hall on Friday, if you can get a ticket. —Charles Donelan
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t is a truth universally acknowledged that a theater company in possession of a season’s programming must be in want of something by Jane Austen to fill at least one of its slots. In an era of stage Austen ubiquitous, Ensemble Theatre Company has gone a step beyond even the redoubtable Kate Hamill and her freewheeling office chairs to discover an Austen musical, Emma, by the talented Paul Gordon. Directed by Andrew Barnicle, who brought us the delightful Austen continuation, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, in 2017, Gordon’s Emma promises to marry the writer’s legendary sophistication with the kind of sparkling musical invention that the composer has demonstrated in previous successes such as the Tony-nominated Jane Eyre and the Ovation-winning Daddy Long Legs. All 12 cast members in Emma will sing, sometimes all at once, and “there’s more music than book,” according to Barnicle. In an ingenious adaptation of Austen’s groundbreaking rhetorical strategy of “free indirect discourse,” Emma will appear at the top of most scenes to nar-
rate the story through a series of direct address monologues. As any devoted Janeite will surely tell you, it’s the subtle comic intensity of Austen’s narrative voice that sets her work apart from pretenders to the crown of queen of the English novel. While the Austen marriage plot invariably drives on toward compulsory conjugality, shameful celibacy shelters behind the perfect — and perfectly impersonal —satisfactions of Style. It will be interesting to see how Gordon sets the Austen narrator, in all her knowing nothingness, to music. As in opera, character in Emma ties directly to vocal range. This is why the show’s music director, Brent Schindele, had to be so involved in the casting process. The result is a cast that’s heavy on ETC debuts and full of formidable singers. Look for sparks to fly when Anna Mintzer as Jane Fairfax gets into a sing-off with Emma, as played by Samantha Eggers. —Charles Donelan Jane Austen’s Emma, A Romantic Musical Comedy previews February 6-7 and shows through February 23 at the New Vic (33 W. Victoria St.). See etcsb.org or call (805) 965-5400.
JANE AUSTEN’S EMMA AS A STAGE MUSICAL
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leanor is a student at Princeton majoring in biology. When she brings her boyfriend, Rob, home to meet her two moms, Nadine and Allison, she drops a bomb that leaves the once-happy family in disarray. Inspired by the power she perceives in genetics, she has hired a private detective to locate her biological father, a person she has never known and never known anything about. While Nadine understands Eleanor’s urge to know her dad, Allison, her biological mother, is less sanguine about the quest. This short synopsis only begins to uncover the depths that will be explored FINDING FATHER: Sydney Berk (foreground) plays Eleanor, a Princeton student in Carey Crim’s play Never, Not Once, in search of her biological dad, in Carey Crim’s play at the Rubicon Theatre. which opens Saturday, February 8, at the Rubicon Theatre. Katharine Farmer, the splendid young director responsible for the award- was produced to broad acclaim at Rubicon in the fall winning Nibroc Trilogy and Rubicon’s production of of 2014. With Never, Not Once, Crim resumes her South Pacific, helms this nuanced and poignant drama sounding of the dark gaps that exist even within even that asks the perpetually relevant question, “Just how the closest of relationships. What kind of privacy is a important is family to who we are?” The cast of five mother entitled to when what her daughter wants is to is made up entirely of newcomers to the Rubicon know her father? Expect surprises and catharsis from stage, and the show promises to be one of the season’s this 90-minute drama. —CD highlights. Playwright Crim also wrote Conviction, a prescient Never, Not Once previews February 5-7 and shows through Febdrama about the impact of a sexual-harassment accu- ruary 23 at the Rubicon Theatre (1006 E. Main St., Ventura). See sation on the lives of a teacher and his family, which rubicontheatre.org or call (805) 667-2900.
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Famed alto saxist Tim Berne (foreground) with pianist Matt Mitchell
TIM BERNE INTERVIEWED
eep-dish jazz fans in Santa Barbara What can we expect from the show? Most may have found themselves doing likely, we’ll be playing these new things a double take when checking out I’ve been messing around with — lots SOhO’s February calendar. Could that be of melodic fragments and way less conthe Tim Berne coming to trapuntal than usual. These are ideas that the club on Tuesday, in a duo with acclaimed piasprang from a bunch nist Matt Mitchell? Yes, of exercises I wrote to it’s the one and only, the try and help me expand famed N.Y.C. alto saxist/ my melodic playing. As bandleader/composer/ always with me, I problabel keeper who has ably won’t make any maintained a respected final decisions until and ever-evolving posiab out f ive m i nute s by Josef Woodard tion in the avant-garde before we play, but this jazz spotlight for four is my current plan. decades. As far as my history Santa Barbara’s live jazz bookings rarely with Matt over the past 10 years, it’s venture outside of mainstream fare, which been incredibly inspiring to work with makes the Berne/Mitchell date extra special someone so creative and committed to in town. Berne, who has gotten a lot of trac- the music. Meeting Matt really reinvigotion and respect in Europe, has recorded rated me at a time when I was beginning many albums, for his own Screwgun Records to have my doubts about being able to label as well as ECM and Columbia. maintain a committed working ensemble The Independent caught up with Berne last anymore. week for an interview while he was in Europe with his wily electro-acoustic group Snakeoil Sun of Goldfinger, like many of your projects, — his primary focus in the past decade. dips into multiple genres — and appeals to Asked about prior Santa Barbara gigging, fans of different types. Have you always been Berne recalled shows at Westmont College something of a happy misfit, in terms of not in the early ’80s, with Nels and Alex Cline catering to specific musical markets? Ha… and trumpeter Herb Robertson. The time is Yes, I guess so. My first long-term teacher ripe for another Berne encounter in the 805. was [legendary jazz adventurist and DIY champion saxist] Julius Hemphill, which Matt Mitchell has really become a creative power probably explains that. broker on the jazz piano scene in N.Y.C. You have a duo album out, Angel Dusk, and are touring. What I first heard you on the 1983 record you did with is your background in playing with him, and can Bill Frisell. The work you were doing 30-plus you talk about the rapport you have together? years ago, alongside a young John Zorn and Matt and I met 10 or so years ago, teaching others in the “new music” sphere, was in a more at Ralph Alessi’s school, SIM. He had written underground setting. Could you have imagined me a letter when he was at Eastman school back then that your musical life would expand asking to buy scores which I sent him. We and extend outward the way it has? I’m a played that week, and I immediately asked pretty even-keeled guy and kind of stay him if he’d want to be in a new band, which in the present, if I can help it. There were became Snakeoil—maybe 2009-ish. We’ve definitely few signs that I would be a been playing steadily since then in a variety musician when I was young. Pretty lucky, of settings, mostly in Snakeoil. Matt’s an I would say. amazing musician.
FAMED N.Y.C. ALTO SAXIST PLAYS SOHO
Tim Berne and Matt Mitchell play Tuesday, February 11, at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.). See sohosb.com.
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AMA’s International Series is currently in full swing, with six concerts packed into the first five months of 2020. London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra led the way on Monday, January 27, with a program that featured two works by Tchaikovsky and one by Mozart. Maestro Pinchas Zukerman conducted and performed as the soloist on Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, “Turkish.” Zukerman’s experienced hand was well suited to the traditional program, which highlighted the RPO’s affinity for Romanticism and its considerable energy and Maestro Pinchas Zuckerman power. The opener, a “Polonaise” dance excerpted from the opera dered this splendid example of Mozart at his Eugene Onegin, gave us a taste of what was to most substantial a rare treat. come after the interval, The best was, however, unquestionably in Tchaikovsky’s mas- saved for last. Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony Presented by CAMA. At The sive Symphony No. 5 in dazzled with its brilliant writing for oboe and Granada Theatre, E Minor, Op. 64. The horn and its general air of Russian cultural Mon., Jan. 27. Mozart concerto gave authenticity. This is a composer with someZukerman an opportunity to demonstrate thing to say and the means to say it emphatiwhy he remains a first-call soloist with virtu- cally. The promise of symphonic music has ally every major orchestra. His clear, singing rarely been harnessed so well to a broader —Charles Donelan tone and exquisite control of dynamics ren- view of the world.
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PERCEPTION & REALITY:
t’s hard to imagine a more potent combination of great music and community feeling than what went down over the course of two nights last week when Toad the Wet Sprocket played the Lobero Theatre. The Beatles in Liverpool? The Grateful Dead in San Francisco? R.E.M in Athens? No At the Lobero doubt these Theatre. Fri., would all be fine Jan. 31. experiences, but this match, between Santa Barbara’s most successful rock band and the adoring crowd who grew up here listening to their music, would give any other scene a run for its money. Openers Woodburning Project provided a solid set full of powerful chord progressions and surging vocal lines courtesy of frontman Sean Kennedy, and the people responded. But after the intermis- Glenn Phillips sion, when the five musicians who make up today’s touring version Granted.” And they sounded great, full of the of Toad took the stage, the place roared in earnest intensity that first brought them to the approval. attention of radio listeners back in the early They played all the hits — “Walk on the 1990s. Parents were in the audience, as in both Ocean,” “Fall Down,” and “All I Want”—plus people with children to get home to and the many more cuts, including people who gave life to the musicians onstage, “California Wasted” and and the whole night felt like a long celebration the night’s sentimen- of what a strong family can do, not only in & ENTERTAINMENT tal climax, “I Will Not terms of music, but also as a force that brings Take These Things for people together. —CD
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LOVE AND INFORMATION
his was one of the more ambitious productions I’ve seen at Westmont College, which is saying something, given that they’ve done all five acts of Peer Gynt and Erik Ehn’s densely allegorical The Saint Plays both within recent memory. The action in Love and Information bounces back and forth between two distinct playing areas that are separated by both the audience and a team of videographers, At Westmont who capture what’s hapCollege. Thu., pening behind you and Jan. 30. project it onto screens so that you don’t miss a beat. The unusual setup made sense in several sequences, such as a section where two young men played an online video game together, seated on either side of the audience wall. At other times, the arrangement became distracting, par-
ticularly when the audience on the live side found certain behaviors very funny. The many characters in this kaleidoscopic play, which runs an hour and 40 minutes without intermission, share some interests and a great deal of irony, but those hoping for something larger to emerge from the fragments of dialogue and the short vignettes were mostly left hanging. The closest thing to a flash point came when a young man in love with a Virtual Reality avatar girlfriend protested, “She likes my poems,” prompting his appalled roommate to make the comeback, “She’s just information, dude.” Nevertheless, these young performers showed intense dedication to realizing this play’s complex, sprawling vision, and that’s more than just information, dude. —CD
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GOOD TALK: A MEMOIR IN CONVERSATIONS
ira Jacob’s Good Talk is about how people of color are treated in the United States. Jacob, the daughter of Indian immigrants, is darker-skinned than the rest of the family, which is a problem for those Indians she encoun-ters who seem to be at least as color-conscious as the racists — both overt and in denial —all all around her. The memoir shows Jacob navigating this unsettling world from her early life in New Mexico, where she is one of only a handful of South Asians, to college to life in New York City. The book jumps around in time and place, but special emphasis is given to New York pre- and post-9/11, during the Obama years, and, above all, in the months leading up to Trump’s election. The Trump era is especially painful for Jacob because her beloved Jewish in-laws are Trump supporters who refuse to see how that support might alienate Jacob, her husband, and their son, Z. Born just before Obama’s election, Z is sometimes blissfully naïve about
racial matters, but that never stops him asking hard questions, which Jacob frequently has trouble answering. Good Talk is a graphic memoir, and the conversations of the title take place between characters rendered in semi-realistic black-andwhite drawings. These images are placed on top of generic color backgrounds — usually stock photos —and the same drawings — are used over and over. The visual effect is something like watching a very sophis sophisticated game of paper dolls. That might sound stiff and silly, but this is, after all, a book about color. Moreover, Jacob is primarily a writer, and the odd conceit is almost forgotten once we focus on her words: Captions and speech and thought balloons often fill up the majority of a page. Like any good memoirist, Jacob shows us what it’s like to see the world through someone else’s eyes. Is there any better reason to read a book? —David Starkey
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Scott Wardlaw - President Roger Perry - Vice-President Jon Lee - Secretary John Tilton - Treasurer Eric Arneson Neal Rasmussen Gary Costantino Friends of East Beach Association (FOEBA) has renovated these East Beach volleyball courts to make sure that we continue to enjoy the best outdoor volleyball facility in the country. Kids as well as adults learn the game here, high school teams practice, athletes discover the sport, families play for fun, and thousands of recreational players enjoy the health and vitality of this beautiful scene. Our thanks to the Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department, the PARK Foundation, Santa Barbara Beautiful, and hundreds of private donors who have helped make this fantastic project possible. The Henry Bergmann Court, the Kathy Gregory/Kathy Hanley Court, the Karch Kiraly Court and the Paul Hodgert Court have already been named to honor some of East Beach volleyball’s historic best, and a court for John Hanley is certainly appropriate. These courts stand as a point of pride for the entire volleyball community in Santa Barbara. You can contribute to the maintenance of these courts by making donations to FOEBA at the address below.
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2020 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animated, Live Action, and Documentaries Animation: Hair Love, Dcera (Daughter), Memorable, Sister, Kitbull.
student, Suzy, who attends a prestigious dance academy in Germany but soon gets more than what she bargained for. After a series of murders and unexplained phenomena, Suzy discovers that the academy is part of a supernatural conspiracy Riviera
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PREMIERES The Assistant (85 mins., R) Julia Garner (Ozark, Dirty John) stars as a film graduate student who, after getting a job with a production company, discovers a tangled web of dubious behavior and business practices. Matthew Macfadyen and Kristine Froseth also star. Paseo Nuevo (Opens Thu., Feb. 13)
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Downhill (85 mins., R) Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell team up in this black comedy about a family whose ski trip to the Alps is marred by an avalanche.
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The Photograph (106 mins., PG-13) Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star in this romcom about a woman, Mae, who falls for a journalist, Michael, assigned to cover her late mother, from whom she was estranged. Fairview/Fiesta 5
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1977 (99 mins., R)
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The Song of Names (113 mins., PG-13)
Adapted from Norman Lebrecht’s novel of the same name, this story follows two childhood friends—Martin (Tim Roth) and Dovidl (Clive Owen) —growing up in London whose lives were irrevocably changed by World War II. The Hitchcock Hair Love
Sonic the Hedgehog (100 mins., PG) The videogame hero Sonic, a blue, talking hedgehog, comes to Earth to escape evildoers on his planet who wish to harness his super speed. After causing a power outage, Sonic is aided by a small-town sheriff (James Marsden) who helps hide him from the U.S. government and an unhinged roboticist (Jim Carrey).
NOW SHOWING 1917 (119 mins., R) Sam Mendes helms this film about trench warfare in World War I. Using long takes to simulate “one continuous shot,” 1917 tells the story of Lance Corporal William Schofield (George MacKay) and Lance Corporal Tom Blake (DeanCharles Chapman), two British soldiers tasked with getting a message across enemy lines to another U.K. battalion before they march into an ambush. Fairview/Paseo Nuevo
Bad Boys for Life (123 mins., R) Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunite for the third and last installment of the Bad Boys trilogy. At this point in their lives, Burnett (Lawrence) has become a police inspector enjoying his quiet years, while Lowrey (Smith) now heads up a group of millennial cops, called AMMO, whom he can’t relate to. But when a cartel boss raises his nasty head, the two old friends reunite to defeat the bad guy. Camino Real/Fiesta 5
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (109 mins., R) In this Suicide Squad spin-off, Harley (Margot Robbie) has dumped the Joker and joined forces with a ragtag group of renegades—Dinah Lance/Black Canary
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a&e | FILM & TV CONT’D FROM P. 53 tiative 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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(Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Helena Bertinelli/ Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Gotham City police detective Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez)—to bring down a new crime lord, Roman Sionis/Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). Arlington/ Camino Real/Metro 4
Dolittle (106 mins., PG) Robert Downey Jr. stars as the titular Dr. Dolittle, who has been living as a hermit on his farm with his animals since his wife passed away nearly a decade prior. But when Queen Victoria falls ill, Dolittle sets sail to a far-flung mythical island to find the cure for his sovereign. Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, and Tom Holland also star. Fiesta 5
O Ford v Ferrari
(152 mins., PG-13)
James Mangold (Logan, 3:10 to Yuma) directs this exciting biopic about visionary Ford designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who were determined to build a car that could beat the Ferrari racing team at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. Paseo Nuevo The Gentlemen (113 mins., R) Director Guy Ritchie’s (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes) latest offering is an action crime story about a tabloid editor, Big Dave (Eddie Marsan), who decides to get dirt on a cannabis baron, Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), who snubbed him at a fete. Big Dave hires a PI named Fletcher (Hugh Grant) to investigate Pearson, but rather than give the salacious info he gathers to Dave, Fletcher offers to sell it to Pearson’s right-hand man. Murder and mayhem ensue. Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, and Colin Farrell also star.
Jojo Rabbit (108 mins., PG-13) This black comedy is an adaptation of the book Caging Skies, which tells of a Hitler Youth member, 10-year-old Jojo Betzler, who discovers that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) has been hiding a Jewish girl, Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie), in their attic. Rather than turning her in, Jojo interviews her for a research book for the Nazis about Jews. Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson also star. Metro 4 Jumanji: The Next Level (123 mins., PG-13)
Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart reprise their avatar roles for this fourth installment of 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, notso-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) Fiesta 5 Just Mercy (137 mins., PG-13) Michael B. Jordan stars in this cinematic adaptation of Equal Justice Ini-
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
O Little Women
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Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) is back behind the camera (and is the screenwriter) for this adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic story about the March sisters as they try to find their way as young adults in New England at the end of the American Civil War. Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, and Timothée Chalamet star. The Hitchcock/
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ost in the brilliance of Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City 49ers fans, who have endured a 25-year Chiefs’ thrilling comeback in Super Bowl LIV was a moment of championship drought. historical significance for the Santa Barbara sports community: San Francisco 49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky became the first PARTEE TIME: It’s not often that a quarterback who breaks school passSBCC alum to play in the Super Bowl. Originally from Perth, Australia, Wishnowsky played his first ing records with 2,210 yards and 20 season of tackle football for SBCC in 2014, when he earned All-WSC touchdowns in 10 games can fly under and All-State honors before moving on to the University of Utah. the radar. But that’s the case with San Once at Utah, Wishnowsky put together one of the most impres- Marcos High quarterback Ben Partee. Despite limited exposure, Partee sive punting careers in NCAA history, becoming a three-time allAmerican and winning the 2016 Ray Guy Award for the best punter managed to attract the attention of college programs before eventually in college football. “I’m really proud of him, and the settling on a full scholarship to Divimain reason is that he is so humble,” sion 2 Gannon University, just before said SBCC head coach Craig Moro- the February 5 signing day. poulos. “For a guy who has done all “I had a bunch of smaller schools this: Ray Guy Award at Utah, fourth-round draft pick by the 49ers, interested, and the only Division 1 offer and, in his rookie year, playing in the Super Bowl. He is the most I had was from Valparaiso,” Partee said. grounded, humble guy I’ve ever seen, and so I really think a lot of “I’m not really big on the whole ‘got to play Division 1 football’ thing. I just him.” MAKE A WISH: San Francisco 49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky ascended from a glass Wishnowsky played a number wanted to find a school installation specialist in his native Australia to punting in the Super Bowl. that really wanted me, of key special-teams roles for the where the coaches were 49ers, including punting, kickoffs, and holding the ball for field goals. really accepting of me, At 62, 220 pounds, and boastand that I knew I would be able to get a good education.” ing 4.6 speed in the 40-yard dash, Partee made a mature decision that emphasized Wishnowsky boasts rare athleticism academic and athletic fit over status and will likely pay for a punter, which made him a real dividends as he progresses in life. The opportunity to weapon for Moropoulos at SBCC. play football at the next level was hardly a sure thing “Obviously he wasn’t a quarterfor Partee, as he never played football until his freshback and he wasn’t a linebacker, but man year at San Marcos and was initially plugged into he punts; he kicks; he holds; he does a run-heavy system. some pretty crucial things,” Moro“My dad wanted me to go out and play quarterback poulos said. “As a fan, you can kind because I had a background in baseball,” said Partee, Meena Baher, of take those things for granted, but so he gave it a shot. “My coaches ran kind of a Wing-TCate basketball as a coach, you don’t. You value those style offense, so I was maybe throwing the ball twice a Scored 20 points in a things, so watching him do that on game,” Partee admitted. “I really didn’t start throwing 56-24 win over Villathe biggest stage of football was pretty the ball until my sophomore year, but that’s when I fell nova that clinched the cool.” in love with the quarterback aspect of the game — footROYAL FINALE: A huge senior season by San Frontier League chamIn the Super Bowl, Wishnowsky work, reads, and all that kind of stuff.” Marcos quarterback Ben Partee resulted in a pionship. Connected didn’t punt until the fourth quarter, Partee’s father, whose name is also Ben, played footfull scholarship offer to Gannon University. on four three-pointers when the Chiefs’ defense locked in ball at Cal before signing as an undrafted free agent in the first quarter and and enabled their offense to score 21 unanswered points to secure the for a brief stint with the San Francisco 49ers. He has also spent time finished with 18 points victory. Wishnowsky finished with two punts for a total of 86 yards, coaching football and as athletic director for College of Marin and in a win over Bishop including one that was downed inside the 20-yard line. Santa Rosa Junior College. Diego. Wishnowsky also held for two successful Robbie Gould “I love the game of football, and I’m really happy that he’s done field goals, but overall, it was a devastating loss for well,” said the elder Partee. “He’s going to go on and continue to play and play for free, which is phenomenal.” It took some time for Partee to land on the radar of college coaches, as he didn’t participate in the college camp circuit and never had a private quarterback instructor until after his Matthew senior season of football was over. In essence, Partee reached Cunningham, the next level the old-fashioned way, developing under the Bishop Diego tutelage of San Marcos High head coach Jason Fowle, who has basketball 2/8: Men’s College Basketball: UCSB versus UC Irvine a background playing quarterback and coaching the position. In Scored 37 and 39 points The Gauchos are in the middle of the pack in the Big West the end, Partee’s skill set and game film were undeniable. in back-to-back wins Conference and will take on the first-place Anteaters in what over Santa Ynez and “That was one of the reasons my recruitment was so slow— slow I just figures to be the game of the year at the Thunderdome. UC Irvine Villanova, respectively. made a run in the NCAA tournament last year, and a UCSB victory wasn’t really aware of the camp circuit and what goes into the recruitwould be a huge boost going into the latter half of conference play. ing process,” Partee said. “San Marcos isn’t really known for getting 7pm. The Thunderdome, UCSB. $8-$29. Call 893-UCSB (8272) or kids out. I didn’t really have people that knew a lot about the process, visit ucsbgauchos.com. so that was tough for me.” n
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): You now have the power to make con-
nections that have not previously been possible. You can tap into an enhanced capacity to forge new alliances and strengthen your support system. I urge you to be on the lookout for a dynamic group effort you could join or a higher purpose you might align yourself with. If you’re sufficiently alert, you may even find an opportunity to weave your fortunes together with a dynamic group effort that’s in service to a higher purpose.
enjoy interacting with a broad range of humans. Yet, now and then, I’ve had temporary relationships with people who regarded me as uninteresting. They didn’t see much of value in me. I tend to believe it was mostly their fault—they couldn’t see me for who I really am—but it may have also been the case that I lived down to their expectations. Their inclination to see me as unimportant influenced me to be dull. I bring this up, my fellow Cancerian, because now is an excellent time to remove yourself from situations where you have trouble being and feeling your true self.
(Apr. 20-May 20): “Victory won’t come to me unless I go to it,”
wrote the poet Marianne Moore. In other words, you must track down each victory you’re interested in. You must study its unique nature. And then you must adjust yourself to its specifications. You can’t remain just the way you are but must transform yourself so as to be in alignment with the responsibilities it demands of you. Can you pass these tests, Taurus? I believe you can. It’s time to prove it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): While at the peak of his powers as an
author, Gemini-born Nobel Prize winner Jean-Paul Sartre consumed an array of mood-shifters every day. He quaffed at least a quart of alcohol, smoked two packs of cigarettes, and drank copious amounts of coffee and tea. His intake of pills included 200 milligrams of amphetamines, 15 grams of aspirin, and a handful of barbiturates. I propose that we make Sartre your anti-role model during the next four weeks, dear Gemini. According to my analysis of your astrological indicators, your ability to discover, attract, and benefit from wonders and marvels will thrive to the degree that you forswear drugs and alcohol and artificial enhancements. And I’m pleased to inform you that there could be a flood of wonders and marvels.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): I don’t think I’m boring. How could I be? I
have an abundant curiosity, and I love to learn new things. I’ve worked at many different jobs, have read widely, and
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Is there a project or situation you’d love to
create but have lacked the confidence to try? Now is a time when you can finally summon the necessary courage. Is there a long-running dilemma that has always seemed too confusing and overwhelming to even understand, let alone solve? Now is a favorable time to ask your higher self for the clear vision that will instigate an unforeseen healing. Is there a labor of love that seems to have stalled or a dream that got sidetracked? Now is a time when you could revive its luminosity and get it back in a sweet HOMEWORK: You can fling groove. imaginary lightning bolts from your fingers any time you want. Prove it!
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(July 23-Aug. 22): Soprano Helen Traubel and tenor Lauritz Melchior FreeWillAstrology.com performed together in many producSCORPIO tions of Wagnerian operas, often at (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Was there a more the Metropolitan in New York City. Friends and colleagues but not lovers, they had a playful influential 20th-century artist than Scorpio-born Pablo relationship with each other. A favorite pastime was figur- Picasso? He was a revolutionary innovator who got rich ing out tricks they could try that would cause the other from his creations. Once, while visiting a gallery showing to break into inappropriate laughter while performing. of art made by children, he said, “When I was their age, According to my quirky reading of the astrological omens, I could draw like Raphael [the great Renaissance artist]. Leo, the coming weeks will be a propitious time for you But it took me a lifetime to learn to draw like they do.” In to engage in similar hijinks with your allies. You have a accordance with your current astrological omens, Scorpio, poetic license and a spiritual mandate to enjoy amusing I suggest you seek inspiration from Picasso’s aspiration. Set collaborative experiments, playful intimate escapades, and an intention to develop expertise in seeing your world and your work through a child’s eyes. adventures in buoyant togetherness.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Eighteenth-century author Samuel John-
son singlehandedly compiled the influential A Dictionary of the English Language, which remained the definitive British dictionary for 170 years. We shouldn’t be surprised that it was a Virgo who accomplished such an intricate and exhaustive feat. As a high-minded Virgo, Johnson also had a talent for exposing hypocrisy. In commenting on the Americans’ War of Independence against his country, he noted that some of the “loudest yelps for liberty” came from slaveowners. I propose that we make him one of your role models in 2020. May he inspire you to produce rigorous work that’s useful to many. May he also empower you to be a candid purveyor of freedom.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Athens was one of the great cities of the ancient world. Its vigorous art, theater, philosophy, architecture, and experiments in democracy are today regarded as foundational to Western culture. And yet at its height, Athens’s population was a mere 275,000 — equal to modern Fort Wayne, Indiana, or Windsor, Ontario. How could such a relatively small source breed such intensity and potency? That’s a long story. In any case, I foresee you having the potential to be like Athens yourself in the coming weeks and months, Capricorn: a highly concentrated fount of value. For best results, focus on doing what you do best.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): According to my analysis, the year 2020
will be a time when you can have dramatic success as you reevaluate and re-envision and revamp your understandings of your life purpose. Why were you born? What’s the nature of your unique genius? What are the best gifts you have to offer the world? Of the many wonderful feats you could accomplish, which are the most important? The next few weeks will be a potent time to get this fun and energizing investigation fully underway.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I know a Sagittarius man who has seen
the film Avengers: Endgame 17 times. Another Sagittarian acquaintance estimates she has listened all the way through to Billie Eilish’s album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 135 times. And then there’s my scholarly Sagittarian friend who has read the ancient Greek epic poem The Iliad 37 times. I have no problem with this behavior. I admire your tribe’s ability to keep finding new inspiration in sources you already know well. But in my astrological opinion, you shouldn’t do much of this kind of thing in the coming weeks. It’s high time for you to experiment with experiences you know little about. Be fresh, innocent, and curious.
(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Physicist Niels Bohr won a Nobel Prize
for his insights about quantum mechanics. But he was humble about the complexity of the subject. “If you think you understand it, that only shows you don’t know the first thing about it,” he mused. I’m tempted to make a similar statement about the mysteries and riddles that are making your life so interesting. If you think you understand those mysteries and riddles, you probably don’t. But if you’re willing to acknowledge how perplexing they are, and you can accept the fact that your comprehension of them is partial and fuzzy, then you might enjoy a glimmer of the truth that’s worth building on.
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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: 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 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. 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: 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: 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.
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. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: LOVE’S TOWING SERVICE at 211 East Haley St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 10/4/2019 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2019‑0002463. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Livesley Love’s Towing Service 1543 Live Oak Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 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 John Beck, Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 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: 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: 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.
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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.
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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. 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: 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: 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. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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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: 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: 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. 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: 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: 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: 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.
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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: 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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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: 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: NATALIE 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: GET IT DONE SB at 33 Ocean View Ave. #8 Santa Barbara, CA 93013; David J. Perez (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 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: 2020‑0000375. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SB EVOLUTION LANDSCAPE at 278 Pebble Beach Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Jorge Cortez (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 07, 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: 2020‑0000071. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SPA LOVERS at 136 Sumida Gardens Ln #204 Goleta, CA 93111; Matthew Joshua Rico (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 Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000234. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SUPERIOR SECRET SOCIETY at 318 W Mission St #8 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Brandon Duplisse (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 28, 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: 2020‑0000314. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: GTM RESIDENTIAL INS INSPECTIONS at 169 Gemini St Lompoc, CA 93436; Gary Shaw (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 28, 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2020‑0000298. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHEEPRO INC. at 7127 Hollister Ave, Suite 25A‑101 Goleta, CA 93117; Yunski Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 28, 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: 2020‑0000305. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RADIANT BEAUTY at 1819 Cliff Dr Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Shanel Pincheira 1177 Harbor Hills Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93109 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 29, 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: 2020‑0000324. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CORNEJO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY at 4754 Avalon Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93110‑1908; Jesus Cornejo (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 29, 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: 2020‑0000327. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MASSAGE GEEN SPA at 2026 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Massage Bloom, LLC 1450 Alameda Padre Serra Santa Barbara, CA 93103 conducted by a Limited Liability Company 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2020‑0000230. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EYE OF HORUS PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS at 623 De La Vina St. #C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Nathaniel Dye (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Nathaniel Dye Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 29, 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: 2020‑0000322. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: YAMASAKI ART PRODUCTIONS at 121 S Voluntario St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Troy Yamasaki (same address) conducted by a Individual 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000199. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SERGIO’S CARPET & CLEANING SERVICE at 1430 Tomol Dr. Carpinteria, CA 93013; Sergio Rodriguez (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 08, 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 Armando Luna Jr.. FBN Number: 2020‑0000082. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PRIDE BARCO LOCK COMPANY at 116 N. Nopal St. #4 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ian Renga (same address) conducted by a Individual 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000216. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ISAAC ORNAMENTAL METAL at 709 E. Mason St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Isaac Auguiano 218 S. Steckel Dr Santa Paula, CA 93060 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 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: 2020‑0000138. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PARADISE CUSTOM DESIGN at 5525 Somerset Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Monica Gagne (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 29, 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: 2020‑0000336. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SKUNK BEAR TACTICAL at 1140 Edgemound Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Pasi Puntes (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 30, 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: 2020‑0000341. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: O’CONNOR WEST COAST at 2940 De La Vina Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Terminix Inyternational Inc. 150 Peabody Pl. Memphis, TN 38103 conducted by a Corporation 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000282. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RENGA BROTHERS INTERIORS at 2614 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jessie Anito Renga 65 Placer Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Kirk William Renga (same address) conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 31, 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) byThomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000364. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: L.A. LEPIANE WINES at 75 Los Padres Way Buellton, CA 93427; L.A. Lepiane Wines, LLC 1168 More Ranch Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93111 conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Alison Thomson, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 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 Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000369. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MOUSAI PUBLISHING at 1240 Estrella Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Glenys Archer (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 31, 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: 2020‑0000367. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020.
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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
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NOTICE OF HEARING‑ GUARDIANSHIP OR CONSERVATORSHIP CASE NUMBER BPB‑18‑XXXXXX Superior Court of California, County of Kern 1215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301, Metropolitan
New Zoning Ordinance The Goleta City Council will conduct a continued public hearing to consider adoption of the New Zoning Ordinance. This public hearing was continued from November 5, 2019, December 3, 2019, December 17, 2019, and January 21, 2020. The November 5, 2019 hearing was noticed on October 24, 2019, the December 3, 2019 hearing was noticed on November 21, 2019, the December 17, 2019 hearing was on December 5, 2019, and the January 21, 2020 hearing was noticed on January 9, 2020. All notices were in The Santa Barbara Independent. The date, time, and location of the continued public hearing are set forth below. CONTINUED HEARING DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 5:30 P.M. PLACE:
City of Goleta, Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed New Zoning Ordinance provides rules and regulations for land use and development on private property. The purpose of the New Zoning Ordinance is to implement the General Plan, and to protect and promote the public health, safety, peace, comfort, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare. More information about the project can be found at www. GoletaZoning.com. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the meeting and to present written and/or oral comments. Written submittals concerning agenda items may be sent to the City Clerk e-mail: cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta. org; or mailed: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117. In order to be disseminated to the City Council for consideration during the Council meeting, written information must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Monday at noon prior to the City Council meeting. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting.
Public Notice City of Goleta Public Notice is hereby given pursuant to CA Government Code section 40804 requiring a summary of the City’s financial report to be published in a newspaper of general circulation of the summary of financial transactions for the City of Goleta for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2019. Cities Financial Transactions Report Summary and Statistics Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2019
Division. Guardianship of the person of: John Doe and Jane Doe, Minors. This notice is required by law. This notice does not require you to appear in court, but you may attend the hearing if you wish. 1. NOTICE is given that: Jane Doe has filed: A Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Minor. 2. You may refer to documents on file in this proceeding for more information. (Some documents filed with the court are confidential. Under some circumstances you or your attorney may be able to see or receive copies of confidential documents if you file papers in the Proceeding or apply to the court) 4. A HEARING on the matter will be held as follows: a. Date: Month Day, 2016 Time: 8:30 A.M. Dept: P b. Address of the court: same noted above. Jane Doe, Esq. SBN 000000, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. 615 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93304 (661) 321‑3996, Attorney for: Jane Doe. Published Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020.
CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING City Council February 18, 2020; 5:30 p.m.
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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.
Summary Revenues Expenditures
Governmental Funds $42,982,622 $36,922,098 5,718,775 6,060,524 $50,555,986 $56,616,510
Excess (Deficiency) of Revenues Over (Under) Expenditures Change in Fund Balance/Net Position Fund Balance/Net Position (Deficit), Beginning of Fiscal Year Fund Balance/Net Position (Deficit), End of Fiscal Year
Statistics Current Transient Occupancy Tax Rate Effective Date of Current Transient Occupancy Tax Rate Appropriations Limit Total Annual Appropriations Subject to the Limit
12% 01/01/2013 $52,932,069 $23,222,565
Questions regarding this summary of financial transactions may be directed to Luke Rioux, Finance Director for the City of Goleta, (805) 961-7500. INDEPENDENT.COM 2020 INDEPENDENT.COM FEBRUARY FEBRUARY06, 6, 2020
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