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FEB. 13-20, 2020 VOL. 34 C NO. 735

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Cirque Éloize Tue, Feb 18 / 7 PM (note special time) Granada Theatre Tickets start at $25 $19 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“The glamour of a high-flying hotel has found a natural bedfellow in the glamour of contemporary circus... It’s a stylistic match… Beautiful images and inventive acts.”

The Toronto Star A combination of acrobatics, theater, dance and live music, Hotel channels Art Deco-era Hollywood glamour.

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Bach & Gira Tue, Feb 25 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“The virtuosic dancers of the Brazilian troupe Grupo Corpo carry fire in their veins and history in their muscles.” The Boston Globe Brazil’s leading contemporary dance troupe returns with a phenomenal double bill that showcases the 21-member group’s extraordinary range and delivers a dazzling celebration of Brazil in all its diversity. (Mature content.) Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance

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UCSB Environmental Studies Program 50th Anniversary Celebration

Fri, Feb 21 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall Tickets start at $20 / $10 all students (with valid ID) “The most prolific, nimble, and interesting writer of American history today, vigorously kicking at the past until she dislodges it from the ossifying grip of received wisdom.”

Our Changing Climate: A Global Movement of Reform

This America: The Case for the Nation

The Washington Post Harvard historian, New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the rise of America and an urgent reckoning with our divided nation.

Presented through the generosity of Meg & Dan Burnham Additional Support: Judy Wainwright & Jim Mitchell History Matters Series Sponsors: Loren Booth and Ellen & Peter O. Johnson Author of one of Time magazine’s All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books

Bill Bryson

The Body: A Guide for Occupants Mon, Mar 2 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $25 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Bryson is fascinated by everything, and his curiosity is infectious.” The New York Times Book Review The bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the human body. Full of extraordinary facts and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, the evening is guaranteed to provide a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular.

Brian Greene

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

Bill McKibben

Sat, Feb 29 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall $10 / $5 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) “One of the nation’s most important environmental activists.” The Washington Post Bill McKibben offers a call to arms 30 years after he first set the stage with his watershed book The End of Nature. Presented in association with Community Environmental Council Part of the Forces of Nature series

Bestselling Author of The Uninhabitable Earth

David Wallace-Wells

Surviving the World: Making the Best of a Burdened Planet Thu, Mar 5 / 7:30 PM / The New Vic $20 / $10 UCSB students “A masterly analysis of why – with a world of solutions – we choose doom.” Nature David Wallace-Wells asks key questions and reminds us that everything is within our control, so long as we resist complacency. This, he says, is the moment to truly engage with what climate change really means. Part of the Forces of Nature series

“Capable of untangling the mysteries of the universe, with a knack for clearly explaining it all to the rest of us.” Wired

Mon, Mar 9 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $25 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

Celebrated theoretical physicist Brian Greene takes us on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time as he invites us to ponder meaning in the face of this unimaginable expanse.

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very election year, the Santa Barbara Independent researches the issues and the candidates as carefully as possible. In the races where we see clear choices, we make endorsements. We do not endorse in every race, but in those we do, we do so with confidence, or at least with a clear understanding of why we support one candidate or one ballot initiative over another. In the March 3rd Primary Election, we will be making endorsements

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over two Thursdays. In today’s issue, we are presenting our reasons for supporting candidates in the 35th State Assembly Race and in the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors 3rd District. Whether you agree with our choices or not, we urge you to vote. For over three decades, we have been covering elections in Santa Barbara County, and there is one thing we can say with absolute certainty: Every vote really does count.

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xemplary” is one of those high-minded words that should be bandied about with some care. With 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann, however, such restraint should be tossed to the winds. Her first three years in office have been just that: exemplary. Representing the most contradictory and challenging of all five county districts, Hartmann has consistently impressed. At first blush, her softspoken style seems to diminish her influence on the dais. But anyone paying attention quickly grasps the power of her intelligence. Her work ethic suggests the stamina of a longdistance runner, which Hartmann, not coincidentally, happens to be. Anyone representing the 3rd District — which encompasses parts of Goleta, all of Isla Vista, the majestic Gaviota Coast, and the rolling hills of Santa Ynez Valley — wields the key swing vote that defines which way the board will tilt on such issues as climate change, oil development, housing, and cannabis. On those, Hartmann has been reliably progressive, but by no means knee-jerk. On climate change, Hartmann does far more than “virtue signal” by voting for feel-good resolutions embracing the Green New Deal, as her right-wing critics sniffishly contend. Hartmann and her capable staff continue to push for Community Choice, an important — if impenetrably named — initiative that will allow county energy consumers to buy their juice from renewable sources. But for her intervention, this initiative might have died on the vine. Hartmann also played a key role keeping the Strauss Wind Energy Project alive through tough deliberations. It finally passed just last week. When it comes to new onshore oil and gas development proposals, you can count on Hartmann to bird-dog greenhouse-gas emissions aggressively, pushing applicants toward solar installations as a more economically sensible choice. That choice has become more possible since Hartmann joined other supervisors in proposing zoning changes that, if adopted, will significantly expand where renewable energy projects can be built. On cannabis, the hot-button issue du jour, Hartmann voted with the board majority in making the current mess, but she’s leading the charge to put the genie back in the bottle. To that end, Hartmann’s appointed planning commissioner, John Parke, has been tough and effective on the commission. Hartmann has tackled alternative transportation issues creatively by pushing such ideas as bike tourism. As an elected official, Hartmann routinely goes beyond good intentions and what “experts” say is possible. She has an outstanding grasp of how the Rubik’s Cube of government bureaucracies fit together and how they don’t. Hartmann is not twitching with personal ambition; she’s not plotting her course up the political food chain. She’s all about right here, right now. Of the other three candidates running, it’s worth noting that Jessica Alvarez Parfrey — an Isla Vista environmentalist — has dropped out of the race and endorsed Hartmann. As much as we admire Karen Jones, the only card-carrying Republican, for her candor and directness, we disagree with her on too many fundamental issues. Finally, there’s Bruce Porter. His positions on most issues are suspiciously vague, yet on one point he is clear: Bruce Porter has blatantly sought to discourage Isla Vista residents from voting in Isla Vista. In fact, he bragged about reducing the number of registered voters. If that isn’t voter suppression, what is? n Joan Hartmann has been an exemplary supervisor. You can’t do much better than that.

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f the seven individuals running to represent Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in the California Assembly, Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett holds the dramatic edge of experience. A 20-year veteran of Ventura County’s Board of Supervisors, he spearheaded the 1998 groundbreaking SOAR initiative that has protected Ventura’s rich farmlands to this day from urban sprawl. As a result of that measure’s success, it was just recently reratified. Bennett also helped energize the campaign to defeat a proposed liquefied natural gas plant off the coast of Ventura. His long track record as an informed environmentalist assures us that he’ll stay true to those values in Sacramento. It’s a critical point since California, desperate to solve its statewide housing crisis, is trying to override regional governments’ landuse policies. Though much still needs to be done by local communities, a top-down, one-size-fits-all solution is dangerously wrong. Bennett will fight to hold the line. Bennett — yes, a craggy, old white man — it turns out, is as much a pragmatist and leader as he is a flag waver. His mind works toward solving problems. He led the charge to improve foster care, recognizing that too often the homeless of tomorrow are the foster kids of today. And recently, he participated in a difficult but eventually successful effort to open a new homeless shelter in Ventura, the first in eons. An ardent supporter of alternative transportation, he’s been a leader in regional efforts to create a network of bikeways along the coast to promote bicycle tourism. But he has also pushed his own public works department, when working on repaving road jobs, to create safer shoulders for cyclists. Bennett enlisted many in the business community — some of the same ones so angry about his SOAR initiative — to help lobby for the modest funding this crucial infrastructure needed. Such incremental improvements, while hardly sexy, go a long way toward enticing motorists out of their cars and onto their bikes. Little wonder he was endorsed by the Sierra Club. After a long career as a high school teacher and school administrator, Bennett knows firsthand how Sacramento’s decisions about education policy trickle down into the classrooms. Little wonder he was endorsed by the California Teachers Association. But it is worth wondering why Ventura County Firefighters have endorsed Bennett, when in the wake of the Thomas Fire disaster, Bennett vigorously questioned how effectively firefighters had been deployed. When he got stonewalled, he sued on his own dime to get the information. Disaster response planning, he argued, is too crucial to give those in charge a free pass. It seems the firefighters agreed. For readers of the Independent, it might seem strange to endorse so enthusiastically a candidate from Ventura for a seat so long held by Santa Barbara politicians. Certainly Cathy Murillo, Santa Barbara’s mayor the past two years and councilmember before that, is a viable candidate. On the council dais, Murillo has been a voice for neglected communities, an advocate for affordable housing, and a courageous spokesperson for endangered species such as the steelhead trout. But she will not have completed her first full term as mayor when the Assembly term begins. Her tenure as mayor got off to a very rocky start — she was sworn in the same day that the 1/9 Debris Flow struck — and she then found herself enmeshed in chronic personality conflicts with councilmember Jason Dominguez, who is also running for this same seat. With Murillo’s nemesis now off the council, the tone and tenor of council proceedings is already much improved, and we’re confident Murillo will make the most of this new opportunity. Steve Bennett, who has so much skill, intelligence, and experience, is ready to serve us all well n in Sacramento. We are fortunate to have such a candidate to send to the state capital.

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by Delaney Smith orty-one homeless individuals died in Santa Barbara County in 2018 — consistent with trends spanning the past seven years. The leading causes of death were cardiovascular disease and drug or alcohol overdose. The county’s Homeless Death Review Team presented its seventh annual report to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, and despite the report’s claim that none of the deaths were attributed to the weather, it put pressure on the county to up the ante on homeless shelters. “This report is sobering. It clearly outlines the need to build more permanent supportive housing and shelter beds,” said Supervisor Gregg Hart. The average age of death among the 41 people was 58 years old, compared to 76 years old in the housed population for the same year. “I spent over a decade on your streets from ’96 to 2007, and I died twice … when I was out there and was resuscitated,” said Santa Barbaran Dave Hopkins at public comment. “So we’re talking about homeless deaths, and we’re talking about the elements that are out there on the streets today, which are causing these deaths.” Hopkins, and a handful of other public commenters, believed that although no deaths were a direct result of the weather

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Hollywood icon and Montecito resident Kirk Douglas died 2/5 at the age of 103. Since 2006, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has given the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film to lifelong contributors to cinema. Known for his iconic roles in films like Spartacus and Paths of Glory Glory, Douglas earned Oscar nominations for his roles in Lust for Life, Champion, and The Bad and the Beautiful but never won. He received an honorary Oscar in 1996.

COUNTY DEATH REPORT: Public Health Department Director Van Do-Reynoso (right) and Assistant Director Dana Gamble presented a report on the deaths of homeless people in 2018 to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

occurred in a hospital or care facility. The people who died in care facilities posed a larger question to the supervisors — how many of them were already seeking county medical and mental-health services? In the year prior to their deaths, 10 of the individuals were seen an average of five times by county public health services. Of the 28 who were Behavioral Wellness clients, four of them were diagnosed with a serious mental illness and 11 were considered dual-diagnosis patients, meaning they had both substance abuse and mental illness diagnoses. Twenty-seven of those who died collectively visited Let’s not talk about storage, bathrooms, and how the emergency department 148 times in the last year of many people died last year. How about we talk their life, and 13 of them had about how many people are dying once they get off contact with the Sheriff ’s Van Do-Reynoso, the street because they lived through the elements Office. the director of the County without having a place to be. Public Health Department, —Dave Hopkins cited new initiatives like the Medication-Assisted Treatment program, which causes — like hypothermia, hyperthermia, helps individuals addicted to opioids, and or dehydration — living outdoors makes a Recuperative Care programs, which house huge impact on health and contributes sig- homeless people who have been medically discharged yet need additional care to heal, nificantly to the death count. “I mean, let’s cut to the chase. We need care that is not available living on the streets. a shelter open, and we need it now,” Hop“It looks as though, unfortunately, some kins continued. “Let’s not talk about storage, of those who died were already engaged in bathrooms, and how many people died last our services,” Hartmann said. “Will Recuyear. How about we talk about how many perative Care help the numbers for 2019? people are dying once they get off the street How long has it been in play, and how many because they lived through the elements people use it?” without having a place to be.” The team told Hartmann that recuperaOf the deaths, 15 of them occurred out- tive care has been in place for more than 10 doors. Of the remaining indoor deaths, 13 years in some form or another. It is already

Kirk Douglas (left) with son Michael Douglas

at Santa Barbara’s PATH shelter and Santa Maria’s Good Samaritan Shelter as collaborations between the area hospitals, shelters, and CenCal Health, with Public Health also participating. They expect the impact to be reflected in the 2019 and 2020 death reports. Currently, 8-10 beds are available. In a separate effort to address the county’s homelessness challenges, the supervisors approved applying for $4 million in funds to help house the county’s homeless population. The Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program is a $650 million one-time block grant that provides local jurisdictions with funds to support regional coordination and expand or develop local capacity to address their immediate homelessness challenges. The supervisors approved two separate applications that would sum $4 million— $2.1 million for the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care (CoC) and $1.9 million for the County’s program. The Santa Maria/Santa Barbara Continuum of Care for the funds are allocated such that $700,000 of the funds would go toward rapid rehousing and rental assistance for homeless individuals, $299,154 to incentives for landlords to rent to formerly homeless people, $148,676 to administrative costs, and $106,197 to system support costs. The most significant allocation is $700,000 toward developing a Crisis Respite Navigation Center in South County, where the majority of the county’s homeless reside. The center would serve individuals who are experiencing a mental-health crisis and provide them with a temporary residential stay.

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The county approved $28.1 million in settlement funds with Southern California Edison to repair roadways impacted by heavy machinery during the 1/9 Debris Flow recovery. Officials said certain Montecito and Carpinteria routes sustained 10-20 years’ worth of wear and tear in just a few months. The county incurred an estimated $94 million in total expenses preparing for and responding to the disaster. While some costs were paid directly by the state and federal government, officials continue to seek reimbursements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the California Office of Emergency Services. Of the $28.1 million, the county is setting aside $5 million for continuing litigation with Edison. Homeowners of wood-frame houses built before 1980 can receive funding of up to $3,000 to retrofit their homes against earthquakes through California Earthquake Authority’s Earthquake Brace and Bolt program. The application period runs February 19-March 19. For the application and further details, see earthquake bracebolt.com.

POLITICS The most recent campaign finance filings, based on the period of January 1-18, show 3rd District County Supervisor Joan Hartmann comfortably ahead of her challengers. Of her three rivals, Bruce Porter has raised the most, bringing in $38,640 — including $10,000 from loans — compared to Hartmann’s $55,506. Hartmann has $253,213 cash on hand and has spent $9,832; Porter has $27,012 and has spent $26,171. In the 1st District, incumbent Das Williams brought in $54,518 compared to challenger Laura Capps’s $91,519 for the same time period but spent $275,729 to her $48,159. Williams finished with $159,015 cash on hand and Capps with $181,922.

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he man accused of running over Adolfo Corral and Mary Jane Becerra Corral on February 9 has been formally charged with manslaughter by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. Two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated were lodged against Eric Mauricio Ramirez-Aguilar, as well as fleeing a scene that resulted in death and driving under the influence causing injury. Special allegations were made of fleeing the scene, inflicting great bodily injury, causing the death of multiple victims. An outpouring of grief followed the news of the couple’s death. Adolfo Corral was a popular figure on the Santa Barbara City College campus and had recently taken the position of equity, diversity, and cultural competency coordinator at the school, which has suffered numerous racial incidents in the previous years. Mary Jane Becerra Corral had worked at the Goleta Union School District as a computer specialist for many years. They left behind four children, whose ages ranged between 20 and 10 years old, as well as their parents, brothers, a sister, and nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help their children. The Corrals, who were both 43 years old,

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had been walking near Cathedral Oaks and Winchester Canyon roads around 5:20 p.m. Sunday evening when Ramirez-Aguilar allegedly drove into them. He reportedly ran away before deputies arrived. About three hours later, he was found in a car in Carpinteria and taken into custody. Ramirez-Aguilar, 39, is in County Jail with bail set at $1 million. His arraignment took place February 11, and the preliminary hearing is set for March 9. —Jean Yamamura

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ission Canyon residents are voicing their concerns following a mess left by Southern California Edison (SCE) near Mission Creek. The utility stands accused of irresponsible practices by Santa Barbara County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after it shoved large quantities of debris over the edge of the road onto the hillsides surrounding the headwaters of Mission Creek during a road-widening project in December 2019. The utility could face fines as high as $50,000 a day if it fails to make corrections, according to a January 8 Notice of Violation letter from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The letter states that SCE’s actions constitute a potential violation of the Clean Water Act. Residents of the neighborhood surrounding the Tunnel trailhead have strong words for SCE. Marc Chytilo, who can see the creek from his house, said SCE’s practices have been “astounding in terms of lapse of control.” County Supervisor Das Williams, whose District 1 encompasses the area, called SCE’s debris dumping “egregious and unacceptable,” adding, “We expect a proper restoration plan with oversight from the California Fish and Wildlife Department and other regulators.” SCE has stated it is taking steps to remedy the situation. In a January 31 release, SCE said it “will do temporary repairs to stabilize the slope above Mission Creek in advance

MAKING A MESS: SoCal Edison is facing backlash and potential fines after dumping debris near Mission Creek.

of forecasted rains. The company will then work with all the appropriate agencies to repair damage and restore the creek.” The release goes on to say, “This grading was not in accordance with our established processes and resulted in soil moving down the slope and into Mission Creek.” Meanwhile, residents are still upset. “Right now, it looks like the damage from this will last for years,” said Nancy Weiss, a boardmember of the Mission Canyon Association. “There are a lot of unanswered questions, and we expect them to take full responsibility, be transparent in their assessment of how this happened, and put forward a well-vetted plan to make sure this can never happen again.” —Brian Osgood


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here was plenty of drama but not much action at a special evening meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council on Tuesday to discuss new tenant rights legislation. The question being considered was whether the council could impose even stronger tenant protections than those in Assembly Bill 1482, signed into California law last fall. In the end, the council unanimously voted to commission a new study to determine how much landlords would be required to pay tenants forced to move through no fault of theirs. Under AB 1482 — an omnibus tenantprotection measure—landlords now have to pay those tenants one month’s rent to cover moving costs. But a proposed city ordinance the council was considering last April, before the new state law was approved, would require landlords to pay up to five months’ rent or $5,000, whichever was more. In the packed chamber, smaller “momand-pop” landlords warned that such additional requirements would be economically catastrophic, forcing them to sell to bigger, out-of-town rental companies — not the sort of landlords to charge rents 30 percent below market— as one worried property owner claimed. They wanted the council to hold off on passing any additional protections until discovering what impact the new state laws will have. Dr. Samuel De Palma, a theater arts performance professor with a basso profundo voice, predicted that his 90-year-old mother “might lose her home” if she found herself forced to pay $5,000 in relocation assistance to one of her two tenants. What if his mother needed to evict a tenant to make room for an in-home care provider? “My mother has no savings, no money to pay five months’ rent.” Similar concerns were expressed by other landlords. Some testified they had been homeless themselves at one time. Many described how hard they worked to maintain their properties and how the cost

RENTS UP, EVICTIONS UP: Organizer Frank Rodriguez, accompanied by tenants’ rights activists, has been pushing for stronger eviction protections since 2015.

of doing business was exploding. One said her insurance had increased from $8,000 to $18,000. “I don’t want to be looked at as if I’m the ‘Evil Empire,’ ” another landlord said. Tenants’ rights advocates also showed up in significant numbers. Frank Rodriguez and Lucas Zucker from CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy) argued the exodus of low-income tenants chased out of town by rising rents and no-fault evictions has been increasing steadily for years. They noted that Santa Barbara rents had increased 27 percent between 2014 and 2019 around the time an out-of-town company started buying up Westside apartment houses and evicting tenants. Zucker argued that the economic hardships caused by nocause evictions were just as hard even if caused by small landlords instead of big corporations. “We don’t let small corporations dump toxic waste into the ocean,” he stated. Councilmember Eric Friedman said he knew firsthand the consequences of evictions. A rent increase forced his own family to move from Santa Barbara to Lompoc when he was 12 in the middle of a school year. As a result, the Lompoc school would not admit him. Friedman’s solution is for City Hall to create a new public bank to finance the construction of new housing. That, he said, would require a new bond or tax, and he put landlords on notice he expected their support. Most councilmembers said they would not support $5,000 relocation fees except in instances of mass evictions, though it was not clear what precisely they meant by “mass eviction.” A majority of councilmembers were intent on maximizing protections for the most economically vulnerable tenants—the elderly, the disabled, and those with low incomes. The newly commissioned study presumably will unearth data that will help councilmembers better calibrate how much relief they hoped to extract on behalf of which tenants. That study should be completed n within 60 days.

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Last week, the Santa Barbara Independent cohosted candidate forums for the 1st and 3rd District county supervisors races. For recaps of those and the League of Women Voters’ 37th Assembly District forum, see —Indy Staff independent.com/news.

You might eat for enjoyment and nutritional health, but what if your food now tastes less appealing? Could this impact your overall health? In this experiential workshop, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Oncology Dietitian Nutritionist Sarah Washburn, MS, RDN, CSO will discuss what medical conditions may impact taste and smell and explore how to manage or overcome these problems with your palate. Thursday, February 20, 2020 • 5:30 – 6:30 pm Wolf Education & Training Center at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center 540 W. Pueblo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Lectures are offered free-of-charge and are open to all. RSVP required, events@ridleytreecc.org or (805) 879-5698.

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he City of Santa Barbara has hired as its first economic development manager Jason Harris from the City of Santa Monica, where he holds the same post. There, he oversees a $5.5 million department with responsibilities for four weekly farmers’ markets, four Business Improvement Districts, and the Santa Monica Pier. The post was one of the prime necessities identified in a study designed to unzip the city’s permitting rules, widely regarded as business unfriendly, last year. In August, the city hired Marck Aguilar from within its Community Development department to act as its business liaison. Harris holds an economics degree from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Western Illinois University, and he had been a community development specialist for the Peace Corps. He takes up his Santa Barbara duties at the end of —Jean Yamamura March.

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POLITICS

OPEN SEAT: With State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson ineligible to seek a third term, three candidates now face off in the race to win her seat in Senate District 19.

Who Will Take HBJ’s Seat? Monique Limón Emerges as Frontrunner in State Senate Race by Brian Osgood ince taking her place in the California State Senate in 2012, Hannah-Beth Jackson has become an influential leader in Sacramento, leaving her mark on a range of issues, from women’s rights to climate change to income inequality. With Jackson ineligible to seek a third term, three candidates now face off in the race to win her seat in Senate District 19: Assemblymember Monique Limón, maternal health provider Anastasia Stone, and telecommunications consultant Gary Michaels. The Santa Barbara Independent spoke with each candidate and recorded their thoughts on different policy priorities, their motivation for running, and why they think their previous experiences qualify them for elected office.

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Democrat Monique Limón appears to be the obvious frontrunner in the race. But she pushes back against the idea that she’s the winner by default. “Some people may be calling me a frontrunner, but I’ve put in the work to get where I am,” said Limón. “People have recognized my work ethic in Sacramento, and I’ve gotten a lot of things done. But even before my time in the State Assembly, I had years of experience fighting for the needs of the people in my district. I worked in the education system, and I worked with various nonprofits, fighting tirelessly for the needs of the people here.” Limón was raised in Santa Barbara County and spent years working in education as an educator, an assistant director of the McNair Scholars Program at UCSB, and a member of the Santa Barbara Unified School Board, where she won her first election in 2010. During her time in the State Assembly, where she represents the 37th District, Limón has gained attention for her work on environmental issues, women’s issues, and consumer protection. Limón successfully authored Assembly Bill 539, which caps interest rates charged by lenders that target low-income families; previous rates were punitively high. She is the chair of the Banking and Finance Committee and the vice chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.

Anastasia Stone

Independent Anastasia Stone is a mother of five who has worked in maternal care, mid-

wifery, education, and foster care. She says she would prioritize education, women’s health, and reforming the foster-care system. Stone says she is refusing to take money from special interests and plans to get the word out about her campaign by talking to people about dayto-day issues that resonate with them. “When I went to Sacramento for the first time, I remember seeing a bunch of people hanging out on the floor of the Capitol, and asking who they were, and finding out that they were all lobbyists,” said Stone. “The corruption of the system just sunk in, and I thought, ‘Someone normal should run.’ ” Stone said that her experiences navigating the foster-care system and issues of women’s health give her unique qualifications to hold office. “I’ve spent time on the ground working through the systems people live with, both as a mom and a woman,” said Stone. “I have a reputation for building bridges and getting things done. I’m not a career politician.”

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ike Stoker, well-known in Santa Barbara political circles as an outspoken Republican warrior and perhaps more famously as the man who reportedly launched the first “Lock ’er Up” chant referring to Hillary Clinton, was unceremoniously deep-sixed as director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s West Coast bureau last Wednesday. Stoker, a former Santa Barbara county supervisor, expressed bewilderment about his termination, stating, “I have no clue.” Stoker was called at eight in the morning last Wednesday and notified that he had the option of resigning or facing termination. When he asked for an explanation, Stoker says he was told “‘We don’t have to tell you anything.’ ” Stoker said he announced he would not resign without an explanation, thus forcing his termination. Five minutes later, he said, his work cell phone was discontinued. Stoker was appointed to the post in May 2018 when the ever-embattled Scott Pruitt was still running the EPA. Pruitt would later be forced to

resign amid a storm cloud of alleged ethical violations. Stoker served as county supervisor from 1987 to 1994 and later represented Greka Energy in its long and troubled dealings with county enforcement officers over multiple leaks and chronic environmental safety transgressions. Although Stoker seemed to relish high-pitched partisan conflict, he also managed to maintain decent relations with even the most skeptical of Democrats due to a congenial personality. Last March, Stoker was the focus of a special report by the EPA’s Inspector General in response to complaints that Stoker traveled excessively and spent little time at the San Francisco headquarters for the Pacific Southwest EPA. Shortly after that report was released, Stoker’s informal understanding that he could work from afar was formally ratified, his superiors signing off on it. A resident of Carpinteria, Stoker said he commuted from there to the San Francisco and Los Angeles EPA offices, where he could be found four —Nick Welsh to six days a month.

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Gary Michaels

Republican Gary Michaels pitches himself as someone with experience in the private sector who can offer innovative solutions to the problems that ail Santa Barbara County, especially poverty and skyrocketing housing prices. “We have an amazing opportunity with tech companies starting to move into Santa Barbara, and I want to harness that new opportunity to bring jobs and innovation to our forgotten cities like Santa Maria,” said Michaels. While residents of the Bay Area may raise their eyebrows at the belief that a thriving tech economy can alleviate poverty and high housing costs, Michaels said that the presence of UC Santa Barbara provides a lot of “very talented” young people who could be put to work in the private sector, especially in fields that relate to environmental science. “For years, I’ve watched the problems of poverty and housing get worse in the district, and Sacramento doesn’t seem to be able to offer anything beyond Band-Aid solutions,” said Michaels. “I promise to always tie accountability measures to funding initiatives, and I will not downshift costs on my constituents.” Asked about Donald Trump, Michaels said that while he understands why some people don’t like him, he thinks that the president has “delivered n results.”

GETTING UP TO CODE: A new receiver has been chosen to oversee Health & Safety Code repairs at eight properties owned by landlord Dario Pini (above).

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he Dario Pini case went from a high boil to a small simmer over the past two weeks, as the various parties met in court to hash out who will replace William Hoffman, who was first appointed in April 2018 to oversee Health & Safety Code repairs on eight of Pini’s dilapidated Santa Barbara properties. At a February 7 hearing, Judge Colleen Sterne heard testimony from Kevin Singer, newly proposed as receiver by the city. Pini had no objection to Singer, who said he wanted to work with Sierra Management as a local property manager. Sierra’s principal, attorney Michelle Roberson, had testified during the previous hearing. During the quiz from the attorneys, Singer said he’d handled hundreds of cases, some larger than the INDEPENDENT.COM

Pini matter, and many of them Health & Safety receiverships. He was no stranger to a highly litigious receivership, like this one, and he said he had two attorneys on staff. He said he was accustomed to relocating tenants during repairs and handling relocation costs owed to tenants in Health & Safety cases. Singer was hired by Judge Sterne, who made it clear to all that Singer oversaw the properties, not any other parties. She stated Hoffman remained a co-receiver with Singer, which would avoid renegotiating any contracts or tenant-removal notices already signed. During the transition period, the duties of Hoffman’s property management company, Trigild, would continue, she emphasized, though Hoffman’s billing ended on February 7. —Jean Yamamura

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I LIKE MIKE: I can’t honestly say Mike Pahos was the second coming of Zorba the Greek. He

did, however, singlehandedly invent Santa Barbara’s now-enshrined Greek Festival, paving the way for a multitude of ethnic festivals that have since followed. I never actually saw Pahos dancing around with a table in his mouth. But then, I never saw Pahos jitterbug either, and by Mike’s own reckoning, he was a hell of a jitterbugger. All the girls, he told me, wanted to dance with him back in Chicago, where he grew up. Maybe that was the key to Pahos’s success. He was the guy all the girls wanted to dance with.

And he knew it. Either way, Mike Pahos had some serious moves. He died this week at age 90 of complications from pneumonia, his brain still sharp and clear. We hadn’t stayed in close touch over the years after he stepped down as County Parks Director in 1994. But Pahos in action was something to behold; as parks czar for 22 years, Pahos routinely put the scheme in the dream and the dream in the scheme. He did the same in the years before, when he was charge of the city’s parks program. Mike Pahos had a habit of making things happen. Many of those things we all will enjoy for decades to come, never wondering how they came to be. Let’s start with just a few. Shoreline Park overlooking the Leadbetter Beach, the place every politician running for office now shoots their obligatory anti-oil TV commercials? That

park was Mike’s handiwork. Lake Los Carneros, one of the great hiding-in-plain-sight open secrets of the South Coast? That too was all Pahos. Thank Mike the next time you listen to some Stow House fiddler scratch out another rendition of “Turkey in the Straw.” (Or not.) Ever enjoy a stroll out to the end of the Goleta Pier? Pahos extended it by 800 feet. That’s nearly half a mile. Or what about the Santa Barbara Bowl? Back when Pahos was in his prime, the Bowl had been grossly neglected by Old Spanish Days, which milked one of the more magical venues anywhere on planet Earth as an anorexic cash cow to fund Fiesta. One of the great bureaucratic chess masters, Pahos hatched a successful conspiracy to wrest control of the Bowl away from Old Spanish Days. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, the outcome of that conspiracy seems preordained; at the time, it couldn’t have been more improbable. Likewise, back when the powers that be were eager to pull the plug on the Lobero Theatre —then under the jurisdiction of County Public Works—because of high seismic retrofit costs, Pahos intervened. As a result, the lights are still on at the Lobero, one of the greatest places to hear live music anywhere. Naturally, Pahos had to be punished. He was way too adept at robbing Peter to pay Paul. He was too good at playing politics. He was a cajoler and co-conspirator. He was fun, and his brand of fun was often contagious. When it wasn’t, he was quick to go over the

head of whichever poor fool thought he was in charge just because he happened to be CEO. Anyone working on the county’s fourth floor knew to keep their hands on their wallets whenever Mike was in the room. Deals happened so fast with Mike that sometimes—frequently — the other party might have no idea one had been struck. Back in the 1980s, it looked like a 118-acre parcel of undeveloped coastal land in outer Goleta by Ellwood Shores could be acquired. The place was festooned with eucalyptus groves from which great cumulonimbus clouds of monarch butterflies seemed to explode. Pahos sprang into action. How could he not? In a byhook-or-by-crook masterpiece of open field running and fiscal improvisation, Pahos secured the land. He wanted playgrounds and soccer fields and even a velodrome. Stuff. Action. Picnic tables. Softball diamonds. The butterfly huggers had other ideas and fought Pahos over every centimeter. They won that fight and today, that park remains open space and passive recreation. To close the deal, Pahos borrowed a few million from a partially unwitting North County supervisor. The money came out of a cookie jar established to fund a new medical clinic in Lompoc. At the time, the clinic remained many years away. Pahos figured he could pay the money back later. In the meantime, a new supervisor got elected—now Judge Tim Staffel —who took a dim and glowering view of Mike’s machinations. Staffel was part of a conservative

North County majority that briefly controlled the Board of Supervisors. They were eager to punish any department heads inclined to play footsies with the vanquished regime. There wasn’t enough room on their silver platter for all the severed heads they hoped to see. The nuevo conservatives, led by then county supervisor Mike Stoker, outlined plans to slice and dice the county’s organization flow chart, creating new mega supergroup departments to reward friends and punish enemies under the pretense of cost savings and organizational efficiencies that would never materialize. Mike Pahos wouldn’t be fired; he would be bureaucratically decapitated. His beloved Parks Department would be put under the control of the bean counters at General Services. Once stripped of his position as department head, Pahos would be denied direct access to the supervisors; he would be forced to go through channels. In other words, death. Miraculously and mysteriously, Pahos managed to save the jurisdictional independence of his department, at least for the time being. But in 1994, after 22 years, the time had come. Mike Pahos stepped down. In so doing, he left behind some massive footprints. In any context, such accomplishments demand acknowledgement. But when government has become the ultimate four-letter word, such recognition is essential. Things don’t just magically happen. Mike Pahos, you were one hell of a dancer. —Nick Welsh

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Born June 6, 1940 in Santa Barbara, passed away on January 8, 2020. Tom was born to Joseph and Helen Butera, and was the younger brother to Mike (Ferol) Butera, who all preceded him in death. He was born at State and Calle Laureles, on the same corner where he would later have his Napa Auto Parts business for 30 years. He spent his entire life in Santa Barbara, graduating from Santa Barbara High School in 1958, and attended Santa Barbara City College, where he later volunteered in the Automotive Program. Tom also served in the Marine Corp Reserves after he graduated from high school. He met and married Tamara Ellsworth, who was attending Knapp College of Nursing and later worked at Cottage Hospital for over 50 years, in 1962 and they went on to have two boys; Joel (Donna) and John. Joel is a successful Real Estate Broker in Santa Barbara and John is the Manager of the Laboratory at a Medical Clinic in Puyallup, WA. Tom’s passions in life included Tami, their boys, cars, classic wooden boats, dogs and spending time at their vacation home in Lake Tahoe. The family would like to thank Mission Terrace for the care they provided to Tom while he was there. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J Fox Parkinson’s Research Foundation. A memorial will be planned for a later date. 18

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In Memory of Daniel E. Henderson III – My Lovely Father Dear Dad, It has been one year since you have left us, but we still feel and see all the signs of you all around. I love and miss you so dearly. My father lost his battle to lung cancer on February 18th, 2019. My heart hurts and my tears are running down my cheeks. We stood for each other. I will miss you everyday, every night, and everytime. I miss your voice, your steadfast counsel was nice just to talk to you about anything and everything. I miss your smile; I miss your smell; I miss your hugs; I miss your jokes; and I miss how much you made me feel I was a worthy son. It hurts, but when i think of the memories together – our hunting, fishing, vacations, being out on the lake, up on the property, taking walks, being by the ocean, holidays, and you being there for all my life achievements. I feel incredibly blessed. I still don’t believe you are gone. But I believe that Jesus Christ needed you in his kingdom to be a helping angel. To me death changes everything, and time changes nothing. The wisdom in your advice will never be forgotten. Dad, I miss you as much today as I did the day you passed. You have been my hardest goodbye. See you on the other side. Love always,

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Stephen Douglas Tilford passed away January 28 2020, from complication from a dental procedure done locally. Steve was born on July 30, 1930 at St Francis Hospital, to Douglas Tilford and Caroline Martin Tilford. He attended Monte Vista Elementary, LA Cumbre junior high and Santa Barbara High School class of 1948. He enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in England. In 1954 he married Marlen Squirer, and started working in the sheetmetal business. They moved to Carpinteria and had two children Lisa and John, they lived there till 1969. He worked as a journeyman metal worker and started welding for his employer at the time. He got divorced and decided to start his own company Tilford Welding. During this time he raced off road, racing in the Baja 1000, Mint 400, and many more. He later was support crew for an IMSA car, and numerous land speed car projects. He was the go to guy for welding projects out of the normal. His son John joined him in the late 70s, together they had many adventures with racing projects and hot rod modification, occasionally being written about which he always down played as just doing his job. He married Virginia Wood, he retired in 1989, and moved to Coeur d Alene Idaho, and later Spokane

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Washington. He lived in the pacific northwest till 2012 when he came back to live in Carpinteria. He said he wanted to come home to be with family and enjoy his days walking and riding his bike. He had one more project in him so at the age of 83 he started helping out Martin Loge build a aluminum body for his Maserati 450 project car. He had a great time helping with the project, which turn out to be his swan song. Dad leaves behind ex wife Marlen, ex wife Virginia, daughter Lisa Kelly (Conrad), son John (Janet), grandsons Stephen Corral(Lily), Greg Corral (Lucia), great grand kids Sophia , Matteo, Simone, and Gianna. He fondly remembered Dick and Don Stevens, Kelly Conley and Stacy Moore and numerous long time customers. Dad I think would like to be remembered with a smile and a nod.

Mark Kemsley Mowatt 12/28/1948 - 1/18/2020

After a challenging battle with brain cancer, Mark died peacefully with family at his side on January 18, 2020. Mark was born in Detroit Michigan on December 28, 1948. He was an excellent athlete and became a Michigan All State football quarterback while in high school. He received a full football scholarship to Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts where he continued to show his athletic skill. Upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree, Mark moved to Florida and after a couple of years moved to Santa Barbara. There he met and married Susan Wilber. They were married for thirty-five years

and had two children together. Mark worked as an insurance claims adjustor for Farmers Insurance for thirty years before his retirement. He is survived by Susan and his two children, Matthew Mowatt of Goleta and Megan Mowatt of Santa Barbara. He is also survived by his three siblings, Julie Mowatt, Mike Mowatt, and Pam Tannenbaum and by numerous nieces and nephews. Mark will always be remembered for his athletic prowess, both in football as well as golf, his wild and colorful storytelling, and his extreme love for his children as well as the care and attention he gave to his own parents. One of his nephews, Todd Wilber, expressed in words how he and his siblings felt about Mark: We always loved it when the Mowatts were coming to visit. It was always a guarantee of countless laughs and fun. Mark was unlike a lot of the other “adults” that would visit us in that he always asked us about everything. He was so genuine, soft spoken, kind, charismatic and hilarious. I’ve never met anyone like Mark since and he was inspiring in so many ways. He had an old school chivalry that is all but forgotten these days. Mark was never bored with us kids and never brushed us off so he could talk to the adults. He always engaged us in conversation or playing catch or a game. The best part about it was he was serious. Mark is greatly missed by family and friends who are grateful that Mark’s independent and stubborn nature allowed him to maintain the utmost dignity until his death. No publice services will be held per his request.


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11/3/1931 - 1/30/2020

Jess Joe Martinez Jr. was born on November 3, 1931 to Jesus and Margaret Martinez in Santa Barbara, California where he passed away on January 30, 2020 at the age of 88. Jess will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery with his parents, brother, aunts and uncles. A celebration of life will be held at a later date for family and friends. Jess lived in Santa Barbara all his life where he met and married his beloved wife Ruth. Jess and Ruth were married for 60 years and had three sons. He worked as a barber for over 65 years and was cutting hair prior to enlisting in the Navy in 1951. His brother Joe enlisted at the same time serving on the same ship. Jess began cutting hair for service members and made enough money to make a down payment on the house where he and Ruth raised their children. He opened a business, Montecito Barbers, with his friend Bob Sanchez and worked at that location for over 47 years. Jess enjoyed spending time with his friends, and family. He loved fishing, golfing and boating. He spent many summers at the lake camping and teaching his children to water ski. Jess is survived by his loving wife Ruth Martinez, brother Ruben Martinez, devoted sons Craig, Derek and Bruce Martinez and grandchildren Jadelyn, Jordan, Billy and Miranda

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Martinez and one greatgrandchild Payton. He is remembered with love by his daughters- in- law Sue, Diane and Christie. Jess helped so many people in his lifetime. His love, laughter, generosity and kindness will never be forgotten by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association at act.alz. org.

Sally Jane Hammel 11/2/1953 - 1/25/2020

With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Sally Jane Hammel, beloved sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and dear friend of countless people in Santa Barbara, the Lake Tahoe area, and beyond. During the last six months of her life, Sally determinedly fought an aggressive form of cancer, then died at Renown Hospital in Reno with her siblings surrounding her, prayers and songs accompanying her. Born in St. Francis Hospital in Santa Barbara to parents Melvin C. Hammel and Rita Doreen (Hay) Hammel, Sally was the third of four children, tracing her ancestry to the lofal Santa Ynez Band of the Chumash and to Scotland. She attended Franklin School, Cleveland School, Santa Barbara

Junior High School and High School, and Santa Barbara City College, later going back to college and proudly graduating from Sierra Nevada College with her BA degree in 2015. As a young adult, she lived on Oahu for several years before settling on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, returning often to Santa Barbara and to Helendale, CA to be with family and friends. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service for many years, singing as she carried mail in Sacramento and happily greeting customers at the Carnelian Bay Post Office. In March of 1987, Sally married Mark Glass, a Sacramento lobbyist, but he tragically died of a heart attack eight months later. She never remarried and, after a long period of grieving, learned to revel in being an independent woman. It was as an accomplished singer and thespian that Sally was best known in the Tahoe area, singing in church and community choirs and acting in local productions. Twice, she toured European cities, singing in some of the great cathedrals, with The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area (TOCCATA). She loved traveling and did so extensively, instantly making friends because of her exuberant personality. She was a devoted member of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Incline Village, considering its members to be part of her large extended family. While attending Sierra Nevada College, she discovered the art of ceramics and became a fine potter, gifting family and friends with sometimes lovely, sometimes humorous pieces. Sally loved life, living it to the brim, leaving us

too soon. We, her siblings, Susanne Hammel-Sawyer (Benjamin) of Goleta, Thomas Qudy) Hammel of Shady Cove, OR, and Trudy Qohn) Bilodeau of Helendale, CA, her aunt Dorothy Sierra of Santa Ynez, her seven nieces and nephews and their families, who knew her as Auntie Silly Sally, Cameron (Sybille)Tummel of Oxnard, Jeremy (Alexandra) Tummel of Santa Barbara, Adam (Amanda)Hammel of Cottage Grove, OR, Melissa (Michael) Westfall of Medford, OR), Gwendolyn UeffNighman) Kilfoyle of Santa Barbara, Joseph (Ashley) Kilfoyle of Simi Valley, and Elizabeth Ceballes of Chandler, AZ, cousins in California and in Canada, long-time friend Don Stone, and many friends who loved her dearly, mourn her loss and give thanks for her vibrant life among us.

Georgette Manriguez Coan 1950 - 2020

On Jan 23, Georgie passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus after enduring many years of health issues. Born to George Manriquez and Agnes Romero in 1950, all native to Santa Barbara. She also lived in Germany, Oregon, Hawaii, and Texas. Georgie owned a Hair Salon in San Francisco, and catered at Elliston Winery in Sunol. She loved being a mother and devoting her life to the Catholic Church, her family, and friends. When in Germany she was principal of the CCD program

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Whose Rights Prevail? The video of an arrest outside the library raised all sorts of outcry: Michele A. Lipman I watched the video, and my

only minor complaint was the officers didn’t have their own video recording device on them. • Dan Rhodes The guy seems like one of those “am I being detained” trolls. The calls were all likely from his 80,000 YouTube followers. Police overreach is definitely a problem, but this guy is just trying to cause trouble for people that have better things to do. If he were filming my daughters at the library that day, I would not have been as patient as these officers. David Heisterkamp But that’s the problem. No law

prohibits that man’s filming in a public place. The library’s “policy” does not negate his Constitutional right. Police overreach is a problem, especially, in this case, when the officer [allegedly] got pissed and assaulted the civilian over the FU comment at the end. We need our police to be professional and calm under intense and dangerous circumstances. This cop can’t handle a jerk in a quiet, public setting. Matt Smith I couldn’t disagree more. The library’s

policy is in place to respect everyone’s right to use the facility without some perv filming them. He was asked politely and repeatedly to knock it off, but he wanted to goad the police, who have more important things to do, into using force against him. His behavior was unprovoked, uncalled for, and disgraceful.

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In with the New Regarding Mary Beth Myers’s rebuilt home in the 1/9 Debris Flow’s hardest-hit neighborhood: David Nees I’m still not sure why the county is

allowing some of these houses to be rebuilt. Some need to be the new Montecito green belt, as they are in an area susceptible to debris flows. Another one may not happen in our lifetime, but it will happen again. • Mary Beth Myers Property rights. Either they allow us to rebuild or buy us out. I was fine to go either direction; anything other than these two options turns into a lawsuit pretty quickly. George R. Mansour Pay attention to this project’s construction type and design. The house has set a new precedent for rebuilding safely in this area. No project inferior to these engineering characteristics will be approved by the county. It is not framed with 2x4 studs on a slab on grade like most.

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In the first truly competitive race in 30 years, seven candidates are vying to represent California’s 37th District. All but one are registered Democrats — reflecting the district’s registered voters: 46.26 percent are Democrats, and 23.11 percent are Republicans. Incumbent Assemblymember Monique Limón, who was elected in 2016, seesawed for months on running for reelection in 2020 or giving up her seat for a shot at State Senate. When she finally announced she was set on the latter, Santa Barbara and Ventura candidates jumped at the chance to snag her spot.

STEVE BENNETT (as of Feb. 11, 2020)

Total Raised: $265,000 Largest Donor: $9,400 combined from Yvon and Malinda Chouinard Cash on Hand: $208,000 CATHY MURILLO (as of Jan. 23, 2020)

Total Raised: $140,746.99 in 131 contributions Largest Donor: $9,300

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In the past, the local Democratic Party has endorsed one candidate far in advance of the primary. That candidate always won by a landslide. This year, the party didn’t make an endorsement, so the 2020 race could go one of many ways. The district covers all of Santa Barbara County and much of Ventura County. Five of the seven candidates are Santa Barbarans. Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo has the best name recognition and, despite not getting the early Democratic endorsement, has racked up a long list of endorsements from key groups such as the California Labor Federation and from elected officials such as California State Controller Betty Yee.

from the California Federation of Teachers - COPE Cash on Hand: $79,534.87 JONATHAN ABBOUD (as of Jan. 31, 2020)

Total Raised: $94,753.02 in 146 contributions Largest Donor (besides himself): $5,362.81 from Unitemized Contributions Cash on Hand: $48,564.39

ELSA GRANADOS (as of Jan. 23, 2020)

Total Raised: $46,015 in 64 contributions Largest Donor (besides herself): $4,600 from Veronica Lee Cash on Hand: $4,527.39

Of the two Ventura candidates, Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett has wide name recognition as a progressive on the Ventura Board of Supervisors and an environmental veteran. He has the Sierra Club endorsement and that of the California Professional Firefighters despite also having a strong reputation for fiscal responsibility. The March 3 election will select the top two candidates from any party, who will run against each other in the November election. That winner will become the next 37th District’s assemblymember.

Largest Donor: $4,700 from James P. Dominguez Cash on Hand: $27,985.41, including money rolled over from previous campaigns CHARLES COLE (as of Feb. 11, 2020)

JASON DOMINGUEZ (as of Jan. 23, 2020)

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Total Raised: $12,062 Largest Donor: $9,000 from father Thomas Cole Cash on Hand: $1,200

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Total Raised: $7,000 Largest Donor: Because of his self-imposed $100 contribution limit, Blum himself is his largest donor Cash on Hand: $2,000

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hen Cathy Murillo was elected to the Santa Barbara City Council in 2011, she was the first Latina to sit on the dais. Now three years into her first term as mayor, she has strong support from labor unions, support that has given her the largest campaign chest in the race at $135,046.99 in 129 contributions. “I am the only candidate that has leadership experience over a full-service city,” Murillo said. “And on top of that, I’ve been the mayor through fires, the 1/9 Debris Flow.” Murillo, 58, moved to Santa Barbara at 17 to obtain her bachelor’s in stage acting from UC Santa Barbara when she fell in love with the community, ultimately making it her permanent home. The progressive Democrat, known for her tight ties with the local party, is a self-described social activist. Murillo’s top issues include improving public education, protecting the environment, moving toward a fossil-fuel-free state, and improving economic opportunity for working families and individuals. Murillo wants to increase access to pre-kindergarten and improve the quality of the overall education system. “To address the achievement gap, children need to be reading at grade level by 3rd grade, or we’ve lost them,” Murillo explained. “The state is already beginning to address the early education piece, though. The tricky part will be increasing enrollment in universities.” Murillo cited Santa Barbara’s goal of using 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 as one of her prouder environmental accomplishments that she hopes to take to Sacramento. She wants to see investment in job training for people now working in the fossil fuel industry so that they won’t be left behind in the transition to renewable energy. Murillo, like almost every other candidate, is a proponent of the “housing first” method when it comes to tackling the statewide homeless issue. This means securing a place for someone to live before helping them find a job or complete a treatment program to get sober from drugs or alcohol. “Housing first is the way to go, but there must also be wrap-around services,” she said. “Social workers need to be checking in on them regularly, and medical services need to be provided, all of that.”

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teve Bennett first became recognized statewide in 1995, when he coauthored and successfully championed the SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources) initiatives in Ventura County. At a time when urban sprawl was threatening the Central Coast, from Ventura to San Luis Obispo, SOAR was the first initiative to protect agricultural and openspace lands from development by requiring a vote of the people before those lands can be rezoned. Bennett, who is finishing out his fifth term as a Ventura County supervisor, has had a long career in public service: first in education as a teacher of high school economics and American history, and then as a member of the Ventura City Council, before being elected to the Ventura Board of Supervisors. He said his more than 20 years of experience as an elected official has taught him about fiscal responsibility in the political world. “You have to do this work independent of special-interest groups,” Bennett explained. “I realized when the first SOAR initiative came to the city council in the ’90s that I had to stand up to special-interest groups.” He authored a bill that did just that. One of the strictest campaign finance reform laws in the state, the bill limits contributions to any campaign for local office to $750 from any individual or group. Another issue he has worked on is affordable housing. “We need housing, but we need housing built in the right spot,” he said. “Building a mansion on agricultural land,” he thinks, isn’t part of the solution. Bennett also helped initiate a number of programs in Ventura that help vulnerable community members, including farmworkers and seniors. He also started a unique foster respite program that gives those who don’t have the ability to become foster parents the opportunity to help current foster parents. “It takes a village, and you have to see the most vulnerable as part of your responsibility for the village to function,” he said. Bennett believes he was able to help make these programs a successful reality because of his willingness to work together with those who hold competing views. He hopes to bring this skill to Sacramento if elected.

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onathan Abboud, a progressive Isla Vista activist and Santa Barbara City College trustee, received the highest number of votes during the local Democratic party’s endorsement deliberations. Though 27-year-old Abboud is the second-youngest candidate in the race, his political experience resembles that of the older candidates. He has served on SBCC’s Board of Trustees for five years as the youngest community college trustee in the state. He was also one of the lead organizers for the Isla Vista Community Services District, where he is now the general manager. Like nearly all candidates vying for the seat, Abboud puts environmental protection, public education, housing, and homelessness at the top of his campaign issues. What sets him apart from Murillo and others, he said, are his specific plans and policies to address those issues. “Like when it comes to global warming, it isn’t just about protecting the environment,” he said. “We aren’t going to solve climate change by protecting the beach. The beach is a positive side effect to tackling climate change.” He supports adopting the Green New Deal, complete with more specific plans for the 37th District like increasing mass public transit, including an Amtrak line from Lompoc to Santa Barbara, and building clean water infrastructure. He is also the only candidate running on a publicly financed campaign because he says it is unsustainable to fund a campaign by “hustling to get donors.” Instead, he spends his time speaking with voters and canvasses the neighborhoods four hours each day, usually with his mother. “I’m a community organizer; that’s who I am,” Abboud said. “Spending time hearing firsthand from voters what their biggest issues are is what my campaign is about.” Among several other issues, Abboud’s stance on education is that it must be free and accessible to all. He supports universal pre-K and paid parental leave and is the only candidate supporting tuition-free public college and trade school.

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lsa Granados has never served as an elected official, though her endorsements show that her 30 years as a public servant have made her well-known and respected in the community. “I am not a political insider,” Granados said. “Voters are hungry for someone who relates to them and won’t uphold the status quo. That’s me.” Born and raised in East L.A., Granados moved to Santa Barbara in February 1997. She has always worked on issues involving interpersonal violence and violence against women, serving as the executive director of Standing Together to End Sexual Assault for nearly 25 years. Formerly known as the Rape Crisis Center, the nonprofit provides counseling and support services to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. Her experience at the nonprofit has taught her to seek outside resources to help with problems the center can’t address, and she would apply this resourcefulness if elected. For example, Granados said voters repeatedly cited affordable housing as a top issue when she canvassed neighborhoods in the district. Although she said she supports “building up” and “letting go of the white-picket lifestyle,” she knows from her experience that she needs to bring in others more experienced with the issues, too. “I’m a leader that doesn’t lead alone,” Granados said. “I would look to the experts on housing and bring them into the discussion, too.” Over half of the state’s budget is in education — Granados believes that still isn’t enough. “Education shapes your future,” Granados said. “If we really cared about the kids, we’d put more funding into the schools. We used to implement the best practices, but sadly that is no longer true. I am very cognizant of the link between education and poverty.” Though Granados hasn’t raised as much money as some of her opponents, she is endorsed by several local leaders, including District Attorney Joyce Dudley.

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nvironmental law is Jason Dominguez’s passion, and it’s at the heart of his campaign. He received a master’s degree in environmental law from Heidelberg University, and Dominguez believes the state is not adequately enacting environmental policies, particularly concerning sea-level rise. “We are so behind the ball on addressing sea-level rise,” Dominguez said. “If there is a big flood, Oakland airport could be underwater. Santa Barbara could be, too. … We need funding for more research on sea walls.” As a teacher of more than 10 years, his stance on bettering the education system starts with environmental policy, too. He supports solar panels on the roof of all public schools, which he said will produce an immediate return on the investment and ultimately fund underfunded schools. Local politicos, however, most often talk about his squabbles on the dais with Mayor Murillo during his four years as a Santa Barbara city councilmember. Their infamous feuds gave him the title of council contrarian, a reputation which might trouble him through this election. His campaign for Assembly initially ran concurrent with his reelection campaign for City Council — which he lost in December 2019. Now he is focusing full force on his Assembly campaign. When it comes to his stance on homelessness, Dominguez believes the solution requires phases due to the magnitude of the problem. “Phase one would be focusing on the 100 most vulnerable first — like seniors, mentally ill, or veterans,” he said. “Then phase two, we would go for the next 100, and so on.” On the council, Dominguez said he was most proud of his efforts to get an inclusionary housing ordinance passed — restricting the amount of rent developers can charge to some tenants. If he were to represent the 37th District in the State Assembly, he said he would continue his efforts toward affordable housing, but would also push strongly for rent-to-own programs rather than simply rentals.

harles Cole is the youngest candidate at 22 years old, and the only Republican in the race. Though he has little experience in government, the Santa Barbara High grad sees this as a strong point for his candidacy. “I’m running because I want to change the way the government works in California,” Cole said. “I think it serves itself and not the people.” Though his website paints him as an inflexible, radical conservative, he says that is not the whole story. Though his father — also his campaign manager — is a Republican, Cole said his mother and stepfather are both Democrats with whom he enjoys discussing politics and alternative points of view. “I want to work with both sides so we can have a compromise,” Cole said. “We need to bring everyone together.” As an example, he follows the Sierra Club’s motto to “protect and preserve the land,” though when it comes to oil drilling, he wants to keep it local because, he said, “at least we have regulations in place, whereas if we import it from Saudi Arabia, there would be no ethics and no local jobs.” “I’m not a climate-change denier, but climates always change,” he said. “Scientists say the climate is changing, but they don’t provide the numbers — I’d be open to seeing that.” Cole also believes the state is gravely mishandling the growing homelessness issue. Although not entirely familiar with the “housing first” concept, he said he would be fully supportive of funding additional mental-health programs and “helping the ones who are willing get into work programs.”

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tephen Blum is running what he calls a “positive, no negative” campaign — he is accepting no more than $100 in campaign donations from any group or individual. “I’m not taking more than that because I don’t want to sell my soul,” Blum said. Blum’s unorthodox style is deeply rooted in his life experiences. Born in Compton and raised in Pomona in a family of five children by a single working mother on food stamps, he is a self-described “proud product of public schools.” He believes the state should level the playing field fiscally by putting more money into the poorer schools, but he doesn’t feel the state’s education system is failing as a whole. “California is thriving because of our education system,” Blum said. “We see many success stories, but because the wealthy want to privatize our schools, they use test scores as a way to trash them and prove they are failing. They aren’t.” Blum taught in the public school system from 1980 to 2000 before going on to teach at private universities and serve on the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees for 12 years and on the California Community College League’s State Board for five. “I never regretted a moment I was a teacher,” Blum said. “I never felt that I didn’t have enough money. What I’d like to see is for the job to be promoted and celebrated.” When it comes to housing, Blum doesn’t agree that the state should be able to mandate housing. He said each local government needs to have a multipronged approach to the issue. “Some cities are passing bonds to build specific workforce housing, like for the police force or for teachers, and then the rent payments pay back the bonds,” he said. “That sounds really promising. Building smaller housing, granny flats, and even mobile homes work really well.” He is most passionate about the wage-inequality gap. “This country is slowing strangling itself with greed,” Blum said. “Raising the minimum wage is definitely a huge priority.” n

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was a Kavanaugh hearing, and before there were fed-up females shouting #MeToo in chilling harmony from rooftops ’round the nation, there was Anita Hill. Stoic, young, and starkly alone, she sat in an unforgettable teal dress before a pride of powerful white men and revealed the sordid details of her boss’s sexual harassment. It was 1991, and her story might not have gotten any attention at all — except that this particular boss was about to succeed Thurgood Marshall on the United States Supreme Court. Hill, an honors graduate of Yale Law School and the youngest of 13 children born to Oklahoma farmers, testified that during the years she worked for Clarence Thomas — including, ironically, at the government agency responsible for adjudicating sexual harassment claims — he had repeatedly asked her out, described his anatomy and sexual prowess, made reference to pubic hair on his soda can, and talked about porn depicting bestiality, group sex, and rape scenes. Hill’s opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee — and to a nation watching on television, at Super Bowl–level ratings — is listed as No. 69 in American Rhetoric’s Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century. She passed a lie-detector test (Thomas refused to take one), and several other women reportedly came forward to testify in her same vein but were never given the chance. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by then-Senator Joe Biden, grilled her in excruciating detail, questioned her motives, asked if she was “a scorned woman” with a “martyr complex,” and accused her of lying and of “erotomania,” the delusion that another person is in love with you. Thomas was confirmed 52-48 and is now the most senior associate justice on the Supreme Court. But Hill, who speaks at UCSB Arts & Lectures on Wednesday, February 19, became a symbol for women’s newfound voice against workplace inequality. Sexual

harassment claims nearly tripled in the immediate aftermath of the hearing as women felt empowered to speak up. Now a professor of sociology, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University, Hill wrote an op-ed in the New York Times during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings that implored the Senate to do a better job this time around in its handling of Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations of the Supreme Court nominee. She hoped that “years of hindsight, mounds of evidence of the prevalence and harm that

Rewatching your testimony from 1991, I’m struck by how calm and unflappable you appear. How did you maintain that demeanor through three days of testimony before all of those angry old white men? I guess it must be my natural demeanor. I’m glad people thought that I was calm and composed, but part of me also says, what if someone comes forward and they’re not calm? How do we interpret that? How do we make sure that we can come as we are, and who we are, when we have this kind of experience in our lives and we need to talk about it?

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Indeed, Christine Blasey Ford appeared to be terrified during the Kavanaugh hearing — and of course, as women, we’re damned if we do emote and we’re damned if we don’t. Were you in touch with Ms. Ford to offer advice? We have connected, but I consider our conversations private, and I want to keep them that way. One of the reasons I’m so respectful of her and any survivor I speak with is when you’re in these situations, so much of your personal life is revealed that you want to regain that privacy back. I have connected over the years with many who have experienced some form of sexual misconduct or abuse, and we have to understand what an invasion occurs once you’re in the limelight in that way.

by Starshine Roshell sexual violence causes individuals and our institutions, as well as a Senate with more women than ever” would result in a better process. No dice. But Hill is also leading a commission that’s tackling sexual abuse and harassment in the media and entertainment industries — and swears they’re making good progress. “We’re going into our third full year of operation and have just launched the first industry-wide survey to gauge: What is the culture, what are the problems, and what resources do people need to be able to navigate their difficulties and have their voices heard?” she told me during a recent conversation. “We’re developing a system for people to come forward. I want to make sure everybody has someplace to go and can have a thorough, fair, transparent investigation. We’ll be launching by the end of the year.” We also talked about her testimony 28 years ago, and I found her words surprisingly inspiring and uplifting in the current climate.

It’s hard for a rational and educated person to hear the inane questions that senators asked of both you and Ford — questions like, “Why didn’t you leave sooner or say something sooner?” Are Americans truly that ignorant about the complexities of power? Is it willful ignorance? Or is it just courtroom showmanship designed to make the victim look bad? I don’t know if it’s willful or if it’s because they haven’t had to face the question [themselves]. We are conditioned to believe that if something is bad, women will just come forward, when in fact evidence shows that when they come forward, things often get worse! We ignore that part of it and still ask those questions. Going into your hearing, were you expecting the process, or its outcome, to be different than it was? I tried not to have any expectations of the senators, and only to focus on the C O N T I N U E D >>>

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expectations I had for myself: to be as clear as possible and tell the truth, and why it was important. As an attorney, did the hearing test your faith in the law? My faith in the law is as sound as it ever was, not because I think the law is perfect, but because I realize how important it is. I still have confidence in it because I know that it has evolved so much from what even my parents experienced. My mother was born in 1911, my father in 1912. The law that they saw was entirely dismissive of them as humans. So I know the law can change and evolve.

by the ideas of one very small group of individuals, even those that are in power. I refuse. And I think we should all refuse. We should know that there is an appetite for understanding and believing victims and wanting to improve the world for all of us. I keep my mind focused on that.

Don’t measure progress by the ideas of one very small group of individuals, even those that are in power. I refuse. And I think we should all refuse.

Though Judge Thomas was confirmed, some good things did happen as a result of that hearing. How do you think we benefited as a society? The thing that gets underestimated is the private sharing of experiences. What kept some people from understanding and believing the stories of survivors is that they haven’t personally been touched. And when 1991 happened, I would hear from people who said, “I never shared my story with anyone before, and now I’m sharing it with my daughter” or “I’m sharing it with my spouse.” There is all kinds of value to come from that: value to the individuals who can now tell their stories, to the people hearing it because they now can understand. It’s not quantifiable value like filing a complaint, but being relieved of that burden creates stronger and more honest relationships. Through the course of events that you didn’t have a lot of say in, you became a symbol for women’s rights and justice. You seem to wear that mantle fairly easily now, but you’re a brilliant woman with a long and impressive career outside of that hearing. I can’t help but wonder: If not for that … what might you have been known for? [Chuckles.] I certainly had other things in mind for my career, but I tell you: This is the career I was supposed to have. I did not have a sense of the enormity of this problem, and how many ways it

Joe Biden contacted you recently to express some regret for what you endured in 1991. Do you believe people can change? I do believe people can change. But for me, at this point, it’s not about me and Joe Biden. It’s about, What are we going to do as a country? We have taken some issues that seriously impact people, like smoking for example, and put resources toward helping people understand them. We should put that kind of energy toward gender-based violence. We’re talking about a huge portion of the population [that is impacted by this]. And we need leadership that understands that.

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through February 23 with a talkback to follow the Wednesday-evening performance. Thu.: 7pm; Fri.: 8pm; Sat.: 2 and 8pm: Sun.: 2pm; Wed.: 2 and 7pm. Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. $29-$59. Call (805) 667-2900.

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Recital Area pianist Egle Januleviciute will perform music by Mozart, Bach, and Liszt, including the seldomprogrammed Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H and Vallée d’Obermann. 3-5pm. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Free-$10 suggested donation. eglej.com

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Sammy Miller will bring jazz that draws on a century of American song to S.B. with the young members of his six-piece Congregation on his Leaving Egypt Tour. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$38. Call (805) 893-3535.

2/13: TV at Pollock: Gender, Work, and the Sitcom Family This event will examine the themes of gender, work, and family in the situation comedy over the past six decades and include a screening of one episode from Father Knows Best Best, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Modern Family. There will be a Show post-screening discussion. A reservation is recommended to guarantee a seat. 7-9:30pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. Free. Call 893-4637. carseywolf.ucsb.edu

FRIDAY 2/14 For Valentine’s Day events, see “Sweetheart Happenings” on p. 39. 2/14: Sonic the Hedgehog Come celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog as you race robots to collect all the gold rings or play Sonic games on the Wii Switch! 2:30-4pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages 7-12. Call (805) 962-7653 or email youthservices@santa barbaraca.gov. sbplibrary.org

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Dan Rosenboom L.A.based trumpet artist and composer Dan Rosenboom’s out with his new album, Absurd in the Anthropocene, inspired by the likes of Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Soundgarden, and more, and will bring his cutting-edge, electro-acoustic, high-octane conceptual jazz to S.B. RSVP online. 8-11pm. Piano Kitchen, 430 Rose Ave. Free. tinyurl.com/DanRosenBoom

2/14: Leather Wall Hangings Workshop Create a gorgeous leather wall hanging with Allison Zeager of AZ Designs in this fun workshop that includes one glass of wine, all necessary materials, and two hours of instruction. 6-8pm. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $30. Ages 18+. Call (805) 884-0459. exploreecology.org/

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SATURDAY 2/15 2/15: 7th Annual PROUD Prom & Youth Connect Conference Pacific Pride Foundation will host this event that will bring together LGBTQ+ Youth from Southern, Central, and Inland California in celebration and social justice. Snacks, water, and dinner will be provided throughout the day at no cost to attendees. Free rides will be provided from PPF Santa Maria. Visit the website to RSVP and for therapy animal requirements. 2-10pm. Deckers Headquarters, 250 Coromar Dr., Goleta. Free. Ages 12-17 (18 if still in high school). tinyurl.com/2020ProudProm

2/15, 2/18: Hookman This biting story of teen angst and loss written by rising contemporary playwright Lauren Yee has been described as mysterious, often hilarious, and even a “slasher comedy.” The show runs through February 23. Sat.: 1 and 7pm; Tue.: 8pm. Performing Arts Theater, UCSB. $13-$19. Call 893-2064. Read more on pg. 47. theaterdance.ucsb.edu 2/15: Lompoc Museum 50th Anniversary Celebration The day’s celebrations will include a re-creation of the original ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed immediately by the dedication of the museum’s newest program, the Lompoc Museum Little Free Library, with a reception to follow at Stone Pine Hall with

birthday cake and refreshments. 2-4pm. Lompoc Museum, 200 S. H St., Lompoc. Free. tinyurl.com/LompocMuseum

2/15: Aimee Ginsburg Bikel Aimee Ginsberg Bikel will sign copies of The City of Light Light, written by her and her late husband, actor/singer/social justice activist Theodore Bikel, and tells the story of Bikel as a young boy growing up Jewish in Vienna and his family having to flee the country. 2-4pm. The Book Loft, 1680 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call (805) 688-6010. bookloftsolvang.com

SUNDAY 2/16 2/16: SBCAS Dog Adoption and Fostering Meet and Greet Come join S.B. County Adoptions Shelter and meet some adoptable dogs, learn about the fostering and adoption processes, and get to know the staff. 2:30-3:30pm. Topa Topa Brewing Co., 120 Santa Barbara St. Free. topatopa.beer

TUESDAY 2/18 2/18: Pamala Oslie: How Your Aura Colors Affect Relation Aura expert Pamala Oslie will return to the Mind, Body & Soul series to share how aura colors interact in romantic, family, and coworker relationships in this fascinating and interactive evening. 7pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $24. Call (805) 884-4087.

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february 15 + 16 | 2020 Michael Gilbertson: Graffiti: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations, Op. 33 Mozart: Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, K.621 Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K.543 German-born, wunderkind conductor Christian Reif joins the Symphony after completing a three-year post as Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony. Reif will lead the orchestra through Michael Gilbertson’s Graffiti, followed by Tchaikovsky’s stunningly brilliant Variations on a Rococo Theme performed by charismatic cellist Thomas Mesa. Reif and the orchestra return for a final set featuring the fresh elegance of Mozart’s Overture to La Clemenza di Tito and the timeless, captivating Symphony No. 39. Concert Sponsors: Dan & Meg Burnham | Corporate Sponsor: Mission Audio/Video

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2/19: Anita Hill: From Social Movement to Social Impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment Don’t miss this women’s rights icon, attorney, and powerful advocate for equality, who brought the issue of sexual harassment to the forefront of our national conversation 28 years ago in her testimony during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Clarence Thomas. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10-$35. Call (805) 893-3535. Read more on p. 31.

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2/19: Digestion Connection: Promoting Gut Health with Food Join the Foodbank of S.B. County and nutrition advocates for an educational discussion on how to bolster whole-body health and discourage disease through foods and beverages that support digestion. Nutritional and delicious snacks and samples will be served! Space is limited, and RSVP is requested. 6-8pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call (805) 357-5754 or email lcoiro@ foodbanksbc.org.

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Cirque Éloize: Hotel Montreal’s leader in contemporary circus will celebrate the Art Deco era and Hollywood glamour with a combination of acrobatics, theater, dance, and live music that includes a jazzy score featuring vocals, piano, and instruments played by performers. 7pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $20-$66. Call (805) 893-3535.

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John Sayles Novelist, film director, and twotime Academy Award–nominated screenwriter John Sayles will discuss and sign copies of his latest novel, Yellow Earth, which follows “what happens when shale oil is discovered beneath and Indian reservation in the North Dakota badlands and crowds of outsiders descend,” according to the New York Times Book Review. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call (805) 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com

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2/13, 2/16: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair. 6:308:30pm. Sun.: Irish Jam Session. 4:30-7pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call (805) 568-0702. darganssb.com COURTESY

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2/14-2/16: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Dusty Jugz. 6-9pm. Sat.: Heirloom; 1-4pm. Rankin’ File; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Soul Biscuit; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call (805) 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com 2/14-2/16: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Flannel 101. 8-11pm. Sat.: Molly Ringwald Project. 8:30-11pm. Sun: Sofia Guerra. Noon-4pm. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free-$5. Ages 21+. Call (805) 686-4785. themavsaloon.com

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2/15-2/16, 2/19: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Sat.: Blues Bob. Sun.: Famous Benny. 2-5pm. Wed.: Dave Vignoe. 5-8pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call (805) 564-1200. 2/15: 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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Tribute to Toni Morrison: Reflections on a Life This celebration of the life and works of Toni Morrison, hosted by Chella Courington and Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, will give you the opportunity to share a favorite passage or personal reflections on what her work means to you (two-minute limit). 3-4:30pm. S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call (805) 962-7653.

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2/16: Film Screening: Wattstax This 1973 documentary shows an all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival with performances by Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers, and more. 11am-3pm (film screening begins at noon). Black History Month Culture House, 1219 State St. Free. Rated R.

2/16: Visions of Hope 2020: 10th Annual Worship Celebration Service This celebration of a century of black history, life, and culture will have gospel music that will bring you to your feet and a spiritual message that will give you a vision of hope. 3:30-6pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Free. Call (805) 331-3730. luketheatre.org/event 2/19: Civic Forum: The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters At this civic forum, the League celebrates its 100th anniversary with speaker Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, the first black president of the League of Women Voters of the United States and the author of a new book, The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters. This talk will include a multimedia presentation and breakout groups followed by an Equali-Tea. Noon. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call (805) 564-5621. sbplibrary.org

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History AMELIA EARHART’S FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD May 20, 1937: Takeoff! Oakland was where Amelia Earhart’s legendary flight began. She flew in a Lockheed Electra 10E and was joined by Fred Noonan, who would accompany her as a navigator for the entirety of the trip.

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seen through the eyes of Lexi, a first-year student struggling with grief and loneliness at a campus far from her home. Even before her mom tells her about the Hookman, a murderer with a hook for a hand who hides under cars, Lexi has plenty of demons to deal with. Her best friend, Jess, was killed in an automobile accident while Lexi was driving. Lexi’s grief warps her perceptions, even as the play’s dialogue Hookman opens Saturday, February 15, at pokes fun at her inability UCSB’s Performing Arts Theater and runs to mourn in a conventhrough February 23. See theaterdance.ucsb.edu. tional way. Characters — including Lexi’s irreverent roommate, Yoonji— Yoonji reference Joan in subjects that aren’t funny. Her latest hit, Didion’s 2005 memoir, The Year of Magi- Cambodian Rock Band, features music by cal Thinking Thinking, which is about mourning the the band Dengue Fever and deals with the loss of a husband, but only one of them has rise of the Khmer Rouge. It’s scheduled for actually bothered to read it. productions in New York City, Portland, As if that trauma were not enough, play play- and Minneapolis, all before the end of wright Yee has included a devastating subplot June 2020. Clearly, Yee is doing something concerning the question of sexual consent. very right, and with Hookman, which critAt some time during the hectic first months ics have hailed as her funniest show, Santa of her freshman year, Lexi met and hooked Barbara audiences will get a chance to see up with a guy named Sean who goes to col- what that is. —Charles Donelan

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OPTIC NERVE Optic Nerve — a hybrid work of memoir, fiction, and art criticism by Argentinian art critic Maria Gainza — effortlessly crosses genre borders in order to examine how we interpret visual data. In each chapter, the narrator juxtaposes her own experience, or that of someone she knows, with a heavily biographical analysis of the work of a particular artist. “The Hills from Your Window,” for instance, explores her fear of flying and the work of Henri Rousseau. There are one or two direct points of contact between the author’s life and that of the painter. She acknowledges that not flying “means missing out on certain things,” like traveling to New York to see Rousseau’s “The Dream,” which is “capable, they say, of making the earth move.” However, as elsewhere in the book, the connections between her own experiences and that of the painter are generally more muted and implied. This authorial strategy forces readers to follow Gainza’s own example and make the connections themselves. In Thomas Bunstead’s clear and concise translation from the Spanish, we learn why “you write one thing in order to talk about something else.” —David Starkey

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ntering the Leigh Block Gallery, we are greeted by a beautifully rendered upraised thumb, a very fine place to start in Monica Bartos’s new solo exhibition, Gratitude. The thumb, with its wrinkled—aka “lived-in”—condition, functions as both a symbol of affirmation and a bold example “Hands 6” of the artist’s skill in the fine, challenging art of depicting hands and couplings and parts thereof. Painted in stark and form-delineating black/white/ gray hues on a beige/skin-like background, the sentinellike thumb leads to a beautiful array of artworks strategically arranged in the space. A long back wall consists of hand paintings, mixed in with smaller, airy pen-onpaper drawings, a few tiny full-colored hand paintings, and a portrait of the artist as a serious and compassionate visage, her face awash in Neo-Fauvist palette. With this show, the backstory is especially pertinent to the end results. The Block Gallery, a warm and inviting space within the Hospice building behind the Riviera Theatre well worth keeping on one’s art-seeking radar, is an ideal home for Bartos’s show, on several fronts. Bartos is an artist and seamstress who works with a marine-canvas worker and runs her own business. The Santa Barbara–born-and-raised, self-taught artist also suffers from cystic fibrosis, a degenerative disease which particularly affects the lungs. She is a volunteer at Hospice and a patient-advisor and advocate for the cystic fibrosis clinic through Cottage Hospital. Given her circumstances, the potentially therapeutic aspects of Bartos’s art making encompass both the creator and beholders of her work. In terms of an impetus for this hand-focused series, she explains, “My lungs have become more of a limiting factor in my day-to-day life, but my hands are something that I can

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still rely on to bring value and joy and fulfillment in my life. I know this series will resonate with many people who experience a disability—it’s so easy to focus on limitations and what you can’t do. “Especially for people like me who have degenerative diseases, where you can’t do something you used to enjoy, it’s even more important to focus on what you can do. My aim for my art is to inspire other people who experience their own ailments to search for what they can appreciate for their bodies.” In addition to the figurative subjects on view here, Bartos elucidates her central notion of appreciation for bodily functions and awareness in the text-based piece “Gratitude,” spelled out in pale, hands-on calligraphy. A list of attributes is arranged vertically, suggesting that “Gratitude is about disability … self-love, limitations, capability … value, worth, appreciation, identity.” Identity, for this setting, is well-grounded in her strong voice as an artist. The exhibition plays like a set of theme and variation, as parts of a conceptual whole. Quick-sketch, delicate, and spontaneous expressions mark her pen-on-paper drawings, often set off-center in the compositional grid. These subtle murmurings in the margins of the gallery are in pointed contrast to the more elaborate set of hand paintings on the by Josef Woodard gallery’s longest wall, which become the centerpiece/ showpiece of the project. On the long wall, six smaller paintings seem to weave implied narratives with their insightful depiction of hands in pairs, clenched to varying degrees and interwoven in ways unique to each painting. These paintings symmetrically flank a purposefully central, larger, two-paneled painting, “Hands Together,” in which four hands intersect in a gesture of benediction. The mere addition of a second pair of hands expands the human interface element exponentially. Solitude yields to community and dialogue. Not incidentally, that facet of extending a compassionate hand relates directly to the Hospice organization itself, whose admirable mission is to foster dignity and compassion for patients in the final stage of life. Bartos’s show of hands manages to be one of those deceptively simple and direct artistic statements, with deeper dimensions unfolding as we gaze and consider. For one, time spent in the gallery becomes an experience of art appreciation morphing into body appreciation.

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Unlike the popular Kate Hamill At the Ensemble adaptations, which play up the Theatre Company’s raw desperation inherent in New Vic, Sat., Feb. 8. Shows the Regenc y through Feb. 23. marriage market, this Emma dwells on Austen’s positive values, which include self-awareness, self-respect, and the ability to recognize and admit it when one is wrong. Jenna Lea Rosen makes Harriet Smith the perfect foil for Emma’s overconfident initial manipulations, and Kevin Earley gives Mr. Knightley just the right combination of sincerity and spice. Deliciously comic performances from secondary characters are provided by Janna Cardia, an excellent Miss Bates, and Chelle Denton, who plays several roles but nearly steals the show as the over-the-top arriviste Mrs. Elton. Austen fans rejoice; there’s a new musical in town that has your names on it. —Charles Donelan

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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 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 smalltown sheriff (James Marsden) who helps hide him from the U.S. government and an unhinged roboticist (Jim Carrey). Camino Real/Fiesta 5 The Traitor (135 mins., R) This biopic follows the life of Tommaso Buscetta, a Sicilian mafia boss who eventually became an informant to authorities after the mob murdered several of his family members. Buscetta testified at the 1986-’87 Maxi Trial in Palermo, Italy, the largest anti-Mafia trial in history. Riveria

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 (Dean-Charles 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

in crime. Together they put the “fun” in “funhouse mirrors,” killing bad guys in extravagant action sequences set in (where else?) amusement parks. (AL) 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

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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. Camino Real/Metro 4 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

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

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➤ O Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (109 mins., R) Martin Scorsese has famously called superhero movies “theme park rides.” This latest addition to the DC Universe takes his words literally by adding confetti colors and festive set pieces to Gotham City. The hero is Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). She just got dumped by the Joker, and a couple of hangovers and cheese sandwiches later, she is fighting a villain named Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) with her female partners

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, not-so-funny sequel. The film does pick up at the end, however, when the four teens are back in their original hosts, which is where they should have been all along. (MD) Fiesta 5

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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/Paseo Nuevo

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Jumanji: The Next Level 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.

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O Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (142 mins., PG-13) The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the thrilling final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

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n a dry, clear January evening, the pop singer’s, was manager of the fun was in the air at UCSB’s Gaucho alumni team. He credited Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. It coach Andrew Checketts for setting was time for Gaucho basehim out on the path to the majors. ball, players of years past facing “Coach Checketts gets a lot of the little the 2020 Gauchos in their annual things right,” Bieber said. “I don’t think I totally realized it while I was here. Alumni Game. This one was speGoing into pro ball, I realized what I cial. The ballpark was brightly illulearned from him, and what he has minated from the bleachers to the outfield fences by a state-of-the done dealing with his program in genart lighting system. Never again eral, the coaches and the teammates.” would a UCSB home game be susBaseball is a laboratory of human relations because of the time people pended due to darkness. “It’s a dream come true, just a spend with each other. At last month’s year late,” said Tommy Jew, an outSanta Barbara Foresters Hall of Fame fielder who graduated last year. banquet, guest speaker Morgan EnsBut the alums did not regret their berg, a Major League All-Star during his playing days, said he’s found his careers in the sunshine. “We had a cool vibe being king of day games,” true calling as a coach in the Tampa said JJ Muno, a sparkplug on the Bay Rays system. run to the 2016 College World “I enjoy people; I know how to comSeries. municate with them,” Ensberg said. “I know they don’t sleep. It doesn’t matter UCSB needs the lights to fulfill LIGHTING IT UP: It was bright as day on the UCSB baseball diamond on the night of last month’s Gaucho Alumni Game. Before the game, Coach Andrew Checketts gave some pointers to alum Shane (“Not Justin”) Bieber, the Cleveland Indians pitcher. that they’re making $30 million a year. the NCAA’s requirement for hostThey are not sleeping. They are staring ing postseason games. In 2015, the up at the ceiling, and they are scared to death. The guy’s still Gauchos were the hosts of the four-team first round but had using electronic devices to steal signs. The scandal cost managers A.J. Hinch and Alex Cora their human. People don’t have empathy for that.” to rent the minor-league ballpark at Lake Elsinore, 175 miles That may be so, but some players from the 2017 Houston from Santa Barbara. Last year, after winning a school-record jobs, but Jew said, “There should be more punishment for the 45 games and their first Big West championship since 1986, the players. There’s definitely an asterisk next to [the World Series] Astros deserve to have sleepless nights. n Gauchos were sent off to a regional round at Sacramento State. when people look it up. Why do you play if you’re not going to After losing 10 players to the 2019 play the right way? How can they feel good about it?” Major League Draft, the Gauchos will “It’s terrible,” said Campbell Wear, a Gaucho catcher in 2015. be under siege as defending champi- “It’s one thing to do that out at second base, trying to figure ons in 2020. They were picked to fin- out the signs, but to go outside the white lines is something ish fourth in the preseason coaches’ different. It’s sad.” poll, behind Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly, and Long Beach “Using technology is BS,” said Joe Record, who is pitching State. in the Minnesota Twins organization. “That’s the coward’s way Among the alumni at last month’s game was All-American of playing the game. The way they were cheating was beyond catcher Eric Yang. A seventh-round pick of the Cincinnati any cheating I know in any sports. Knowing pitches is more Reds, he set off a homecoming celebration by socking a home important than anything. When people aren’t doing it right, run off Gaucho ace Rodney Boone. Yang has left big shoes to they’re taking dreams away.” Shane Bieber, who made the big jump to the majors just fill behind the plate. Zosia Amberger, Jew, drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, will wait until spring two years after pitching for the 2016 Gauchos, was more temSan Marcos water polo training to test the leg he shattered on an all-out race to first pered in his comments. “I haven’t spent time thinking about The junior goalkeeper made base at last year’s regional. “It’s going great,” he said of his rehab it,” said the Cleveland Indians righthander, who parlayed a nine saves in the Channel work. “I should be ready. I’d like to start in Peoria, Low-A three-strikeout inning into the All-Star Game MVP award. “It League championship match team, and hopefully work my way up.” happened before I got called up. It never impacted me personas the Royals held off Santa Barbara, 5-4. They will face The ultimate destination for any ballplayer is a major- ally. I think it’s a little unfortunate for the game of baseball. If Mater Dei in the opening round league roster. It was disturbing to many of the former Gau- people want to apologize, they can. If not, no big deal, because of the CIF Division 1 playoffs. chos, who are grinding away to advance in the game, that the we’ve got a 2020 season to go ahead with and play.” 2017 World Series champion Houston Astros and the 2018 Bieber, wearing the “Not Justin” jersey that he displayed champion Boston Red Sox were revealed to have cheated by humorously to separate his identity from

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2/17: College Baseball: Cal at UCSB Both teams reached the NCAA regionals last year and have had to restock their rosters after they produced bumper crops for the Major League Draft. The Gauchos open their season with a threegame series at Sacramento State this weekend, while Cal will play three at Long Beach State and stick around Monday to play the first regular-season night game on the UCSB campus. Two outstanding athletes for the visiting Bears are second baseman Darren Baker and outfielder Brandon McIlwain. Baker, the son of Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, was a firstteam All-Pac-12 defensive player last year and had a perfect record (21-for-21) on stolen base attempts. McIlwain started two Cal football games at quarterback in 2018 but has chosen to concentrate on baseball. UCSB has quality on the mound in sophomores Rodney Boone, who was the Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year, and reliever Michael McGreevy. Coach Andrew Checketts and his staff have to figure out a rotation to build around those two. Among the newcomers is junior southpaw Zach Torra, a Santa Ynez High grad who pitched for Cuesta College last year. 5:30pm. Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, UCSB. $5-$8. Call (805) 893-UCSB (8272) or visit ucsbgauchos.com.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Now that she’s in her late forties, Aries

comedian and actress Tig Notaro is wiser about love. Her increased capacity for romantic happiness has developed in part because she’s been willing to change her attitudes. She says, “Instead of being someone who expects people to have all the strengths I think I need them to have, I resolved to try to become someone who focuses on the strengths they do have.” In accordance with this Valentine’s season’s astrological omens, Aries, I invite you to meditate on how you might cultivate more of that aptitude yourself. Happy Valentine Daze!

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Taurus artist Joan Miró loved to daub

colored paint on canvases. He said he approached his work in the same way he made love: “a total embrace, without caution, prudence thrown to the winds, nothing held back.” In accordance with astrological omens, I invite you to invoke a similar attitude with all the important things you do in the coming weeks. Summon the ardor and artistry of a creative lover for all-purpose use. Happy Valentine Daze, Taurus!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In 1910, Gemini businessman Irving

Seery was 20 years old. One evening, he traveled to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to see an opera starring the gorgeous and electrifying soprano singer Maria Jeritza. He fell in love instantly. For the next 38 years, he remained a bachelor as he nursed his desire to marry her. His devotion finally paid off. Jeritza married Seery in 1948. Dear Gemini, in 2020, I think you will be capable of a heroic feat of love that resembles Seery’s. Which of your yearnings might evoke such intensely passionate dedication? Happy Valentine Daze!

CANCER (June 21-July 22): I’ve been married twice, both times to the same woman. Our first time around, we were less than perfectly wise in the arts of relationship. After our divorce and during the few years we weren’t together, we each ripened into more graceful versions of ourselves;

we developed greater intimacy skills. Our second marriage has been far more successful. Is there a comparable possibility in your life, Cancerian? A chance to enhance your ability to build satisfying togetherness? An opening to learn practical lessons from past romantic mistakes? Now is a favorable time to capitalize. Happy Valentine Daze!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In 1911, the famous Russian poet Anna

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few minutes visualizing the specific qualities in you that they cherished, and how they expressed their love, and how you felt as you received their caring attention. Then send out a beam of gratitude to each of them. Honor them with sublime appreciation for having treasured your unique beauty. Amazingly enough, Libra, doing this exercise will magnetize you to further outpourings of love in the coming weeks.

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Akhmatova and the famous Italian painter Amedeo (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): [Warning: Poetry alert! If you prefer Modigliani were in love with each other. Both were quite your horoscopes to be exclusively composed of practipoor, though. They didn’t have much to spend on luxu- cal, hyperrational advice, stop reading now!] Happy ries. In her memoir, Akhmatova recalled the time they Valentine Daze, Scorpio! I invite you to copy the folwent on a date in the rain at the Luxembourg Gardens lowing passage and offer it to a person who is recepin Paris. Barely protected under a tive to deepening their connection rickety umbrella, they amused each with you. “Your healing eyes bless other by reciting the verse of Paul the winter jasmine flowers that the HOMEWORK: Want to get Verlaine, a poet they both loved. Isn’t married to yourself? The ritual’s here: breeze blew into the misty creek. that romantic? In the coming weeks, Your welcoming prayers celebrate tinyurl.com/YouCanMarryYourself the rhythmic light of the mud-lovI recommend you experiment with comparable approaches to cultivating cypress trees. Your fresh dreams ing love. Get back to raw basics. Happy Valentine Daze! replenish the eternal salt that nourishes our beloved song of songs. With your melodic breath, you pour all these VIRGO not-yet-remembered joys into my body.” (This lyrical (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): [Warning: Poetry alert! If you prefer message is a blend of my words with those of Scorpio your horoscopes to be exclusively composed of practi- poet Odysseas Elytis.) cal, hyperrational advice, stop reading now!] Happy Valentine Daze, Virgo! I hope there’s someone in your SAGITTARIUS life to whom you can give a note like the one I’ll offer at (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The poet Virgil, a renowned author the end of this oracle. If there’s not, I trust you will locate in ancient Rome, wrote three epic poems that are still that person in the next six months. Feel free to alter in print today. His second was a masterpiece called the the note as you see fit. Here it is. “When you and I are Georgics. It took him seven years to write, even though together, it’s as if we have been reborn into luckier lives; it was only 2,740 lines long. So, on average, he wrote as if we can breathe deeper breaths that fill our bodies a little over one line per day. I hope you’ll use him as with richer sunlight; as if we see all of the world’s beauty inspiration as you toil over your own labors of love in the that alone we were blind to; as if the secrets of our souls’ coming weeks and months. There’ll be no need to rush. In fact, the final outcomes will be better if you do them codes are no longer secret.” slowly. Be especially diligent and deliberate in all matters LIBRA involving intimacy and collaboration and togetherness. (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the course of your life, how many people and animals have truly loved you? Three? Seven? CAPRICORN More? I invite you to try this Valentine experiment: (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): [Warning: Poetry alert! If you prefer Write down their names on a piece of paper. Spend a your horoscopes to be exclusively composed of practical,

hyperrational advice, stop reading now!] Happy Valentine Daze, Capricorn! I invite you to copy the following passage and offer it to a person who is ready to explore a more deeply lyrical connection with you. “I yearn to earn the right to your whispered laugh, your confident caress, your inscrutable dance. Amused and curious, I wander where moon meets dawn, inhaling the sweet mist in quest of your questions. I study the joy that my imagination of you has awakened. All the maps are useless, and I like them that way. I’m guided by my nervous excitement to know you deeper. Onward toward the ever-fresh truth of your mysterious rhythms!”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Aquarian author Derek Walcott had

a perspective on love that I suspect might come in handy for you during this Valentine season. “Break a vase,” he wrote, “and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.” I urge you to meditate on how you could apply his counsel to your own love story, Aquarius. How might you remake your closest alliances into even better and brighter versions of themselves?

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Piscean poet Saul Williams wrote a

meditation I hope you’ll consider experimenting with this Valentine season. It involves transforming mere kisses into SUBLIME KISSES. If you choose to be inspired by his thoughts, you’ll explore new sensations and meanings available through the act of joining your mouth to another’s. Ready? Here’s Saul: “Have you ever lost yourself in a kiss? I mean pure psychedelic inebriation. Not just lustful petting but transcendental metamorphosis, when you became aware that the greatness of this other being is breathing into you. Licking your mouth, like sealing a thousand fleshy envelopes filled with the essence of your passionate being, and then opened by the same mouth and delivered back to you, over and over again — the first kiss of the rest of your life.”

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LEGALS ADMINISTER OF ESTATE 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. 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,

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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: DEIRDRE D. KIECKHEFER NO: 20PR00049 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of DEIRDRE D. KIECKHEFER A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: ROBERT M. KIECKHEFER in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): ROBERT M. KIECKHEFER 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 3/19/2020 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 P. Griffith, Esq., Howell Moore & Gough 812 Presidio Avenue, Santa Barbara,

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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. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: CALLE BONITA STUDIOS at 3150 Calle Bonita Santa Ynez, CA 93460; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 10/16/2018 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2018‑0002789. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Leann Joseph 726 Tallac Ave. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 27, 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 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: PLANET432 at 1660 Shoreline Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 8/20/2018 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2018‑0002331. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: 4thPlanet, LLC 1660 Shoreline Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 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 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 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.


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LEGALS 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: 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: 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: 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: TRAIN RUGGED at 222 Meigs Rd. #17 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Robert Stephenson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000074. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: 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: SW CONSTRUCTION at 102 San Nicolas Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Steven Lee Watson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 13, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000137. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: METTLE CONSTRUCTION GROUP at 570 E. Newlove Dr Unit F Santa Maria, CA 93454; Coastal Energy Group, Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 7, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2020‑0000076. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: CCM REAL ESTATE SERVICES at 590 Miles Ave. Santa Maria, CA 93455; Cheryl Mouyeos (same address) James Mouyeos (same address) conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Cheryl Mouyeos Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 27, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000284. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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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.

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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: 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: 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: 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.

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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: 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: JERRY THE PLUMBER, INCORPORATED at 1521 San Miguel Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Jerry The Plumber, Incorporated (same address) 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: 2020‑0000296. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 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: 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: MICHAEL RENGA FLOORING, INC at 2610 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Michael Renga Flooring, Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000363. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: POPPY at 911 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sjt Sales, LLC 10635 San Marcos Rd Atascadero, CA 93422 conducted by a Limited Limted Company Signed: Sophia Tolle, Manager Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2020‑0000434. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CRAVIOTTO STATE STREET PROPERTY at 1806 Robbins Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101‑4628; Darlene S. Levien Craviotto 6230 Marlborough Drive Goleta, CA 93117‑1638; Daniel F. Craviotto Jr. 500 Puente Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; James Craviotto 1806 Robbins Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101‑4628; Marcella Craviotto 1148 North Patterson Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111‑1114 conducted by a General Partnership Signed: James Craviotto Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 04, 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: 2020‑0000388. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CARPENTER ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN at 2539 Puesta Del Sol Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Michael J Carpenter (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Michael J. Carpenter Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2020‑0000370. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MKR COMMUNICATIONS at 309 Por La Mar Circle Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Maureen Russell (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 04, 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: 2020‑0000389. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RESIDUAL SAUCE CLOTHING, RSC at 5731 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 93117; Steven Fuentes 429 Valerio St. Apt 42 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Andrew Gonzales 468 Venado Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93111 conducted by a Copartners Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 04, 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: 2020‑0000390. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BUNNIN CHEVROLET CADILLAC at 301 S Hope Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Believe Automotive Inc 9230 Olympic Blvd #203 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 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: 2020‑0000326. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS OF SANTA BARBARA; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE WOMEN, INC. at 1411 North Curryer Street Santa Maria, CA 93458; National Association of Insurance Women, Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 28, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000320. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REVENUE PROPERTIES USA at 597 Ave. of The Flags, Ste 104 Buellton, CA 93427; Kerry Moriarty (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 28, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000297. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HERCULES HANDYMAN at 7636 Hollister Ave #260 Goleta, CA 93117; Melanie Latimer (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Melanie Latimer Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 06, 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: 2020‑0000420. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB HEMP, SB HEMP CO, SB TRADING CO at 1834 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Hemp Company, LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 04, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000395. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOODLAND DOULA at 237 Daytona Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Stephaine Reed Drake (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Stephaine R. Drake Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 06, 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: 2020‑0000419. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA HIIT at 2621 Orella St Apt 5 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Katherine Garcia (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 05, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2020‑0000408. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KIDS AT WEDDINGS, THE PAPER POISE PUBLISHING COMPANY at 1209 Manitou Road Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Penelope Colvill Paine (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Penelope C. Paine Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 05, 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: 2020‑0000413. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NIELSON WINES at 5475 Chardonnay Lane Santa Maria, CA 93454; Jackson Family Wines, Inc. 421 Aviation Blvd. Santa Rosa, CA 95403 conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000257. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA SENDING at 1002 Cieneguitas Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Trinity Baptist Church of Santa Barbara (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2020‑0000371. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ECO SB DESIGN INC at 1716 Pampas Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Eco SB Design Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000343. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: YOGURTLAND at 621 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ozig Inc 5003 Dobkin Ave Tarzana, CA 91356 conducted by a Corporation Signed: 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000054. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ABATEX at 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez #11 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; PBM San Bernardino, Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 3, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2020‑0000377. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STRUXURE OUTDOOR OF SANTA BARBARA at 6585 El Colegio Road Goleta, CA 93117; Santa Barbara Smart Patio (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: David Wilcox, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 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: 2020‑0000195. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KIMBERLY CARE CENTER, SANTA MARIA POST ACUTE at 820 W. Cook St. Santa Maria, CA 93548; Santa Maria Post Acute, LLC 5404 Whitsett Ave., Suite 182 Valley Village, CA 91607 conducted by a Limited Limted Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 3, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000378. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BOCCE BALL WINE, CLEAN SLATE, CLEAN SLATE WINE BAR at 448 Atterdag Rd, Unit 1 Solvang, CA 93463; Wine Club Marketing, Inc. 7603 Atron Ave West Hills, CA 91304 conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 4, 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: 2020‑0000383. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AESTHETIC CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY at 5333 Hollister Ave., #195 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Marc Soares 5315 Plunkett Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93111 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 3, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000373. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.

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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.

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 13, 2020 by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 5 2020.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KRYSTLE FARMER SIEFHART ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV00103 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: ANAIAH MONET PRIETO TO: ANAIAH MONET SIEGHART‑PRIETO FROM: KADEN JEREMIAH PRIETO TO: KADEN JEREMIAH SIEGHART‑PRIETO THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING March 11, 2020 9:30am, Dept 6, Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated January 10, 2020 by Pauline Maxwell, Judge of the Superior Court. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 2, 13 2020.

PUBLIC NOTICES 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

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Design Review Kellogg Crossing Storage Buildings 10 S. Kellogg Avenue (APN 071-090-082) Case No. 19-003-DRB Safety Kleen Canopy Addition 5310 Overpass Road (APN 071-220-017) Case No. 18-168-DRB One Stop Shop Lighting Plans 7020 Calle Real (APN 077-155-003) Case No. 19-071-DRB PUBLIC COMMENT: This hearing is for design review only. All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/or oral comments. All letters should be addressed to City of Goleta, Planning and Environmental Review, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or email to mchang@cityofgoleta.org. Letters must be received by Planning and Environmental Review no later than 24 hours prior to the DRB meeting. Materials received after this time may not be reviewed prior to the DRB meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The items in this notice are new items. The DRB agenda may also include items continued from prior meetings. All persons wanting to review any project applications may do so by contacting City of Goleta, Planning and Environmental Review at (805) 961-7543. The Agenda, staff reports and project plans will be available approximately one week before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. Publish:

Santa Barbara Independent, February 13, 2020 ORDINANCE NO. 20-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA REPEALING AND REPLACING ORDINANCE NO. 18-01 RELATING TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND JUNIOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND DETERMINING THE ORDINANCE TO BE EXEMPT FROM CEQA.

On February 4, 2020, at the Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) adopted an ordinance that will ensure local regulatory authority over the limited aspects of Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) regulations still allowed at the local level.

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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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Design Review Board Goleta City Hall – Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 3:00 P.M.

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF TERESA RODRIGUEZ AND CLEMENTE MUNOZ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV00196 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: AMBER ALYSSA CAMPOS TO: AMBER ALYSSA MUNOZ FROM: ALEXANDER CAMPOS TO: ALEXANDER MUNOZ FROM: ANGEL OMAR CAMPOS TO: ANGEL MUNOZ THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard

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The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance No. 20-02 at a regular meeting held on the 4th day of February 2020, by the following vote: AYES:

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The Ordinance will be effective 31 days from the date of adoption. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. Deborah Lopez City Clerk Publish:

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