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YOUTH DESERVE HONEST SEX EDUCATION SUPPORT HEALTHY TEENS SANTA BARBARA! Teens deserve access to the tools they need to stay healthy and safe. That means age appropriate, medically-accurate information about sex, reproduction and relationships, and preventing pregnancy and disease. The California Healthy Youth Act requires that all students in middle and high school receive inclusive, comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased sexual health and HIV prevention education. Teen Talk curriculum meets the state standard and is in the best interests of our students. We urge the Santa Barbara Unified School District to adopt Teen Talk without delay. Future Leaders of America - Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara - Indivisible Santa Barbara - PFLAG Santa Barbara Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund - Standing Together to End Sexual Assault - SURJ Santa Barbara Adria A Abraham Jeffrey Adams Veronica Aguirre-Dutton Roseline Aka Joselynn Alaniz Nancy Alexander David Alix Katie Allan Amy Alvarez Lily Anticouni Maya Aparicio Nikki Aponte Ashley Aragon Megan Ashley Kennedy Baca Aaron Bagheri Carol Baizer Kitty Balay Marnie Barrett Michele Bass Lexi Beausoleil Carla Berkowitz Ann Bermingham Shelly Best Lauren Bianchi Klemann Carrie Bluth Lindsey Bogott Ingrid Bowman Megan Boyd Marilynn Brewer Sarah Brewer Heather Brophy Millie Brother Debbie Bultan Taylor Buono Juan Campo Alicia Carducci David Cater Serafina Chavez Chloe Chou
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Originally from Beijing, UCSB student Zizheng Liu quickly connected with Tingsheng Wang, a fisherman also originally from China who owned and operated the Dumpling King restaurant in Isla Vista. Liu made this short, meditative documentary about Wang, following him from the Santa Barbara Harbor to his humble kitchen, wrapping up the fish that he caught each day. The film was screened during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and we present it for your enjoyment on Independent.com.
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Fire crews contained a vegetation fire that broke out 3/9 at San Marcos Pass and triggered an evacuation warning for homes along East Camino Cielo and Painted Cave off State Route 154. Eight engine companies and a helicopter responded to the blaze, dubbed the Camino Incident, slowing its forward spread. Crews remained on scene overnight to create suppression lines and lay hose. Highway 154, which was closed Monday, reopened to through traffic on 3/10.
COVID-19 CADRE: From left, County Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg, Cottage Health Director of Infectious Diseases Dr. David Fisk, and County Deputy Director of Community Health Paige Batson addressed the Santa Barbara City Council about the coronavirus pandemic.
The Lab Coats Are Coming, the Lab Coats Are Coming One Cruise Ship Canceled; 10 More to Go
by Nick Welsh
he leading lights of Santa Barbara’s health-care universe — some dramatically attired in white lab coats — took their message about the gathering coronavirus pandemic to the County Board of Supervisors first thing Tuesday morning and later in the day to the Santa Barbara City Council. Their remarks were, in equal turns, both reassuring and alarming. The good news, the elected officials were told, is that Santa Barbara has no confirmed cases of coronavirus and no suspected cases. The number of test kits now available has increased dramatically over the past week. The three virus swab tests have come back negative. Santa Barbara seems to have an adequate supply of medical gowns, gloves, masks, and goggles. Countywide, Santa Barbara has 62 hospital rooms equipped for the isolation and negative ventilation flow the virus demands. Of those, Cottage Health has 47. To date, San Luis Obispo County in the north has no reported cases. Ventura County, to the south, has just one. “We are well prepared,” declared Dr. Henning Ansorg, Santa Barbara County’s Health Officer. “This is what we have been trained to do.” Ansorg cited his department’s ability to contain potential outbreaks of the H1N1 flu, Ebola, MRSA and tuberculosis in the past. Ansorg wields the legal authority to declare a local public health emergency; he is the one who can impose a policy of “social
Barbara for the time being. Specifically mentioned was the Grand Princess, which was implicated in at least 21 infections and one death. That ship’s arrival has been canceled, but none of the others have yet responded. What if the companies insist on coming anyway? Predictably, the answer is complicated, according to City Attorney Ariel Calonne. It’s up to the federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Coast Guard Captain in Los Angeles to decide. Councilmembers, including Michael Jordan, doubted the CDC’s reliability, noting that the federal health agency already weakened its health warning against elderly passengers getting on airplanes, reportedly under pressure from White House officials. What happens if City Hall doesn’t agree with the CDC? “If push comes to shove, I have the authority to block a ship from disembarking,” Calonne stated.
distancing.” And it is Ansorg who is empowered to declare a quarantine. For the time being, Ansorg made it clear he is not ready to pull any of those triggers. The data to justify it, he said, does not yet exist. That will happen when Santa Barbara County confirms its first case and when Ventura and San Luis Obispo begin reporting non-travel-related infections. Given the rapid escalation of the disease, that remains only a matter of when, and not if. Dr. David Fisk, Cottage Health’s director of infectious diseases, told the elected officials that he thinks the virus has been in Santa Barbara for over a month. “We just haven’t found it,” he stated. “That’s just a theory; I have no proof of it.” Fisk further theorized that the current medical alarm over the new disease will last — City Attorney Ariel Calonne the better part of two months. What to do in the meantime? The most In the meantime, UCSB Chancellor Henry obvious targets are the 10 cruise ships sched- Yang announced the campus was cancelling uled to arrive in Santa Barbara’s harbor classroom instruction for the next several between now and June 17. The City Council months, as have several other UC schools, and two county supervisors — Gregg Hart and that all classes would be taught online and Das Williams — have sent letters peti- only. Sporting events, he added, would still be tioning the cruise lines not to come to Santa allowed, but with no spectators. Concerts and
If push comes to shove, I have the authority to block a ship from disembarking.
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One week after Election Day and with nearly all remaining votes tallied, challenger Laura Capps conceded defeat to incumbent Das Williams in the 1st District supervisorial race. “After the most recent update from the county, it is clear that 1st District voters have reelected Das Williams as their Supervisor,” Capps said in a statement on 3/9. “We stood up for what we know to be true and I couldn’t be more inspired and grateful.” As of Monday, Williams had won 52.26 percent of the votes and Capps 46.48 percent.
GOLETA During Goleta’s discussion of homelessness solutions last week, Mayor Paula Perotte urged quicker action, even suggesting the City Hall parking lot for overnight RV stays. Several meetings and a survey, including 50 responses from people who were homeless, resulted in a priorities list the city intends to implement over the next 10 years. To that end, a standing committee will be formed to give quicker direction to staff on aspects of the various plans, a draft of which is set to be completed in the spring.
COURTS & CRIME Tyler Beerman, onetime owner of Vegan GreenGo and Conscious Kombucha, was sentenced to eight years and four months for stalking an ex-girlfriend, soliciting hits on two sheriff’s investigators and a county judge, and intimidating a witness. Beerman — who’s been held in solitary confinement the better part of the last year and was facing 44 years to life for charges of conspiracy to commit murder — pleaded guilty before his preliminary hearing to lesser charges after the conspiracy charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. UCSB police arrested Lompoc resident Christopher Tyrese Maxwell, 20, on 3/6 after he allegedly fired a gun during an argument in Isla Vista. According to the police report, Maxwell was involved in a fight on the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive when he pulled a gun from his waistband and fired a single shot. No one was injured. Maxwell fled, but officers soon caught him. A search of his backpack turned up a revolver with one spent round and the serial number filed off. He was charged with four felonies and booked in County Jail with bail set at $250,000. n
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n anticipation of a potential coronavirus outbreak in Santa Barbara County, UC Santa Barbara has shifted its campus to remote instruction for the remainder of the winter quarter through at least April of the spring quarter. Student travel during spring break could bring more restrictions and keep undergraduates away from campus, the announcement stated. Chancellor Henry Yang sent a campuswide message Tuesday that strongly encouraged instructors to arrange for alternatives to in-person final exams, which are next week, and to set up their class formats for next quarter as online-only through April or longer. “Our COVID-19 Response Working Group will continue to consult and evaluate the evolving situation in the coming days and weeks to make additional recommendations for the spring quarter,” Yang said. “We know that this transition is not going to be easy, and we all need to be flexible.” In addition to the remote classes, the message recommended that undergraduate students traveling for spring break be prepared for the possibility of staying away from campus through the month of April — similar to what Harvard also told its students after it switched instruction to virtual-only in the wake of the global outbreak. UCSB joins UC schools in Santa Cruz, San Diego, and Berkeley in the switch to remote instruction. UCSB sports has elected to continue holding scheduled matchups but without fans in the stands. UCSB’s Arts & Lectures series, however, plans to hold all scheduled events complete
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with audience. Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency last Wednesday, and as of press time Wednesday, there are at least 157 positive cases across the state (not includeing Grand Princess cruise ship passengers) and two deaths. Santa Barbara County currently has no confirmed cases, and the nearest is one in Ventura County. “The well-being of our community is our highest priority,” Yang said. “We are working to adapt our robust response and continuity plans to this current threat, and to maintain a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment for all of us.” The campus shutdown comes at the same time as a graduate student cost-of-living strike that has been in motion since January of this year. With the end of winter quarter approaching, the graduate students are gearing up to withhold grades — further complicating the timing of the campus shutdown. —Delaney Smith
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UNDER ARREST: Suspect Heather Erickson was taken into custody after exiting her car.
anta Barbara police engaged in an eighthour standoff Tuesday morning with 48-year-old city resident Heather Erickson after she allegedly assaulted two people and then fled the scene. The confrontation between Erickson and the victims occurred around 9 p.m. in the vicinity of La Cumbre Plaza, said police spokesperson Anthony Wagner. He declined to provide additional details, citing the open case. When officers finally located Erickson at approximately 3 a.m., she reportedly brandished some sort of weapon and fled by car. After a short pursuit, police caught up with her in a neighborhood near the intersection of Encore Drive and Modoc
Road, where she parked her white sedan and refused to exit. Wagner said the house she parked in front of “was known to her,” but did not say if it was her residence. Officers kept their distance, formed a perimeter, and called in the SWAT team, as well as a crisis negotiator, who tried to coax Erickson out. Over the following eight hours, she plastered hand-written notes on her windows, including one that read “No More Abuse,” and wrote in lipstick on the glass. Wagner said she was in the throes of a mental health-crisis and armed with multiple weapons in the car. Local schools were notified, though no evacuations were ordered. Officers escorted neighborhood residents to and from their homes. At approximately 11 a.m., Erickson exited the car with her hands visible and was calmly arrested by officers without further incident. She was transported to County Jail after a mental-health evaluation and charged with felony assault. Wagner said the incident was emblematic of the professionalism and patience of Santa Barbara police. “In this national dialogue,” he said, “where so much scrutiny is placed on how officers respond at pivotal moments, our training taught us to slow things down until we could achieve a successful outcome.” —Tyler Hayden and Delaney Smith
NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D
Forced Medications at County Jail?
by Nick Welsh ental-health advocates expressed alarm that mentally ill inmates in Santa Barbara County Jail could soon find themselves forcibly injected with psychotropic medications as part of a new jailhouse strategy to get them psychologically competent to assist in their own defense. At a round-table discussion on Monday hosted by the Santa Barbara Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in the County Administration Building, speakers conjured grim scenarios in which squads of six deputies — one videotaping the proceedings — would rush into inmates’ cells, hold them down, and forcibly inject them with medication. “It looks like the scenario out of a horror movie that will traumatize them for the rest
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This population places a strain not just on county jails but on the state’s bulging network of public psychiatric hospitals. Typically, inmates deemed incompetent to stand trial — ISTs for short — are supposed to be shipped to one of a handful of state psychiatric hospitals within 90 days of being found incompetent. Because the state psychiatric hospitals have a waiting list 800 inmates long, such placements have been routinely delayed well past the 90-day deadline. Wasilewski conceded some ISTs have been held in County Jail awaiting placement for more than a year. A few years ago, the problem had grown especially acute, with as many as 50 ISTs awaiting placement. Now, it fluctuates between 8 and 16. Last year, Judge Brian Hill declared the issue “a civil rights problem,” noting that the time many inmates spent behind bars waiting to be placed exceeded the sentence carried by their alleged offenses. Last summer, Hill found the Department of State Hospitals to be in contempt of court for not making space for a particular inmate who’d been waiting far more than 90 days. He fined the department $1,500 for its failure. Hill now presides over a special court calendar devoted exclusively to ISTs. SOUNDING THE ALARM: Suzanne Riordan likened the county The Public Defender’s Office jail’s proposed strategy to something “out of a horror movie.” has assigned one attorney to of their lives,” objected Suzanne Riordan, a handle nothing but IST cases. The Sheriff ’s longtime advocate for mentally ill inmates Office is about to open a new special in County Jail. Riordan argued that 10-bed unit within the County Jail where inmates should be induced to accept their incompetent inmates can be “restored” medications with incentives like warmer without waiting for hospital space to open blankets or better food. up. The new unit will have carpeting and Jail commander Vincent Wasilewski took softer furniture. “No more tables bolted exception to the term “forced medication,” to the floor,” Wasilewski said. (The county preferring “medication over objection” just won a $2.65 million grant to divert six instead. Before it ever got to that, he stressed, mentally ill inmates a year from County Jail medical personnel in the jail would have for the next three years.) spent considerable time talking with inmates This program has yet to be ratified by to achieve compliance. the Board of Supervisors, and negotiations “We’re not just going to roll up and hold between the Sheriff ’s Office and the private people down so we can give them shots,” he contractor providing medical services at the stated. “That’s not the right thing to do, and jail remain ongoing. The state, however, will it’s not very therapeutic, either.” Wasilewski pick up the tab, which is estimated to be $418 added that many would allow the injections a day per inmate. For mental-health advocates like George to take place even if they didn’t affirmatively Kaufmann, Jan Winter, and Lynne Gibbs, consent. This practice has become an issue in the issue is not just the draconian measures the first place because of a 2017 state law allowed under the new state law but the change that allows the forced medication notion that the County Jail will be seen as of mentally ill inmates. Throughout the a viable venue for mental-health treatment. state, county jails have increasingly become The new program, they fear, will undermine repositories for inmates charged with crimes the county’s collective sense of urgency to they’ve not been tried for because they’ve create a new therapeutic space for mentally been deemed “incompetent to stand trial,” ill people looking at criminal charges. or psychologically unable to assist with their Mentally ill people, they argue, should be put into treatment facilities, not jail. n own defense.
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NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D DEL AN EY SMITH
MAR. 5-12, 2020
‘DISAPPOINTING DATA’: Frann Wageneck delivered a sobering report on suspension rates to the school board Tuesday.
S.B. Schools Getting Less Safe?
Suspensions for Weapons and Violence on the Rise
by Delaney Smith
41percent increase in weapon-related suspensions has hit the Santa Barbara Unified School District since the 2015-16 school year. This grievous statistic is one of several cited in part one of the district’s student services board report. Frann Wageneck, assistant superintendent of special education, presented the data at Tuesday’s school board meeting as a way to illustrate school climate. She said that the reported rate of student suspension has increased districtwide by 1.4 percent in the past three years (4.2 percent in the last year alone for socioeconomically disadvantaged students, English learners, and students with disabilities) and the total number of suspensions has increased by 37 percent. “What is most concerning about [the suspension increase] is the impact on students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, our students with disabilities, and our English learners,” Wageneck said. “There is a disproportionality of impact on those students.” The state identified three ways for districts to analyze a school’s climate: districtwide suspension rate, expulsion rate, and students’ self-reported sense of safety at their school. The district added three more criteria, which are drug- and alcoholrelated offenses, weapon-related offenses, and acts of physical violence. “This is really disappointing data, and it’s hard for me to see the silver lining on any of this,” Boardmember Kate Ford said. “All of our numbers are outliers. The state’s numbers have gone down, and the fact that we’re going up makes me feel like it’s a serious emergency for our district that somehow kids aren’t safe and don’t feel safe.” Other alarming statistics include a 26 percent increase in the number of suspensions for drug- and alcohol-related offenses
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NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D
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Coronavirus cont’d from p. 9
County health officials are contacting all 250 licensed senior care facilities in the county, and speeches put on by Arts & Lectures, however, will they’re taking special pains to reach out to the continue for the time being. Many conference homeless. Dr. Ansorg noted that the county freand convention organizers are pulling the plug, quently rents motel rooms for homeless people though, as of now, Santa Barbara’s celebration with TB, suggesting they might do the same for of Earth Day is still happening in April. Several people with the virus, assuming the right ventihigh-profile South Coast hotels report that room lation system is in place. bookings are down 10-15 percent and cancellaPeople who believe they might be infected should call Cottage first before showing up, Fisk tions are on the rise. San Luis Obispo has already initiated social stated. They will be greeted in the emergency distancing even though it has no confirmed room parking lot by medical personnel wearing cases. Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez quesprotective garb and security personnel. Unless tioned Ansorg why Santa Barbara is waiting for they are presenting symptoms, they will be sent the first case to initiate social distancing restrichome. In the meantime, the public is strongly tions. Maybe that first case could be prevented, he argued, if we did. Ansorg said the data did advised to observe stringent hygiene. “You can’t not support that approach, but admitted, “It’s a wash your hands enough,” stated Dr. Ansorg. Don’t touch your face, mouth, nose, or eyes. fine line” knowing when to make that call. What Don’t shake hands; fist bump or touch elbows social distancing regulations might mean for the SOCIAL ABSTINENCE: “We are recommending self-imposed abstinence” from going to public events, instead. If you’re sick—or think you might be— community went largely unexplored. stay home and stay away from crowded places. One speaker questioned whether the corona- Dr. Ansorg explained Tuesday. “I would be hard-pressed to institute more draconian measures in the When grocery shopping, Ansorg advised going virus — which has now killed 4,000 worldwide moment.” — was generating a disproportionate response at 7 in the morning. Clean and disinfect coungiven that the flu killed 34,000 last year. Dr. Fisk acknowl- the common colds or a more traditional flu. Unlike the flu, tertops and surfaces frequently. And no, vodka wouldn’t edged that the so-called common flu kills “a jumbo jet full the virus often starts off mildly, as a sniffle and a cough. work; it’s only 40 percent alcohol. To be effective, he cauof passengers every day” without much public commotion. Symptoms typically manifest four to six days after exposure. tioned, it needs to be 60 percent. But the coronavirus is brand new and mutates faster than The new virus quickly moves from the upper respiratory “We are recommending self-imposed abstinence” from any virus he’s seen before. Paige Batson, deputy health offi- tract to the lungs. Those infected experience shortness of going to public events, Dr. Ansorg explained. “I would be cer for the county, added that vaccines exist for the flu and breath; it becomes painful to breathe. In 45 percent of the hard-pressed to institute more draconian measures in the that humans have developed “herd immunity” to many cases in China, it was accompanied by fever. Diarrhea is moment.” But it would take less than five minutes to declare strains. By contrast, there is no vaccine for the coronavirus not typically associated with it. For people over 60 or with a local health emergency. On Monday, California reported and no herd immunity. underlying health conditions — such as diabetes or cardio- 114 cases; Tuesday morning, it was 133; Tuesday night, it was Many of the elected officials, especially those with chil- pulmonary issues—it can be especially dangerous. In Santa 157. “It changes so fast,” Ansorg said. “It’s pretty breathtakn ing.” dren, wanted to know how to tell the new virus apart from Barbara County, 32,000 people are 75 years old or more.
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I Risked Life and Limb forAnd ItChick-fil-A Totally Wasn’t Worth It
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TYL E R HAYD E N
t was 7:20 p.m. on a Thursday. Nothing remarkable about it. If anything, it was a little dry. I’d finished a long day of work The spicy seasoning failed to and a rare trip to the gym and had just turned right from deliver any actual heat, only a Hitchcock onto State Street when dull whitewash of salt. Finally, the car in front of me slammed the Chick-fil-A sauce that was on its brakes. I jammed mine supposed to blow my hair back too, wincing as I watched the and socks off at the same time SUV behind me get bigger in the fell soberly flat. rearview mirror. It stopped just by Tyler Hayden I realize this is just one perin time. Horns blared. We were son’s opinion on one specific caught in one of Santa Barbara’s experience. Maybe the kitchen dumbest and most dangerous was having an off day. But now that I know the truth, that Chickdilemmas — the regular uptown traffic jam caused by Chick-fil-A’s fil-A is like any other fast food drive-through line spilling into joint, bound by the laws of this the street, sometimes a dozen cars mortal plane, I feel comfortable asking my fellow Santa Barbadeep. First, I kept calm. Then, I saw rans: If the craving hits, and red. It wasn’t my only close call Chick-fil-A’s drive-through line there. I jumped into the left lane is backing into the street, please and (I’m not proud of this) leaned don’t sacrifice our safety for on my horn as I drove down the your sandwich. It’s only a matline. Some customers honked back. ter of time before someone gets I felt crummy about it and a little seriously hurt. Either park and order inside or consider another crazy, but then again, the situation option altogether. Jack in the is absolutely crazy-making. A few blocks and deep breaths Box, for example, has a drivelater, I regained my composure. through two doors down with And I decided that, rather than stay a damn good chicken sandwich mad at the Chick-fil-A superfans for the exact same price. Plus, — who’ve been the cause of three their fries — especially their accidents in the past year alone — I curly fries — are much better. would use my reporting skills to To the folks at Chick-fil-A: discover why this particular fastYou say you’re working on a food craving overrides all sense of solution. You say, “We want safety and decency. What makes Really? This is worth the traffic jams and multiple accidents? nothing more than to be a good it so irresistible? What’s in that neighbor.” Then do it already. It’s famous Chick-fil-A sauce? (Turns within your power to start fixing things right away. Hire a security guard to move cars out it’s simply a mixture of honey mustard, barbecue, and restaurant, and the very few people eating inside. ranch dressing…) What’s the big deal? I made a U-turn Ten minutes later, with food and soda finally in hand, along before they can clog the road, make people park in the moment of truth had arrived. Perhaps the sweet voices your big lot, or temporarily block off the entrance if the to find out. It meant breaking the personal boycott I made back in of angels would burst forth from this white paper bag and line and all the spaces fill up. Clearly, the new curbside 2013 when the chain opened its first and only South Coast deliver unto me a sandwich of divine enlightenment. Or delivery and pay-in-advance options aren’t working. The location. Like many others, I refused to give my busi- at least one that I could say was really tasty and worth the permanent solution will be to reconfigure your singleness to a company who donated to anti-LGBTQ+ chari- hype. My heart and mind were open. lane drive-through into two or three lanes. With an averties. It also meant violating a doctor’s advice to watch my But it was not to be. I can say, confidentially and objec- age of 358 seconds per transaction, compared to the 255 seconds industry-wide, you have the slowest cholesterol because let’s just say, I know my way around a McDonald’s double quarter-pounder, drive-throughs in the country. But from what with cheese. I understand, the plans you’ve submitted to the city aren’t up to snuff. It’s time to put this But this was no time to let one man’s morals or ridiculous issue to rest. The good-neighbor health blind him from duty. This was time to step promise is wearing thin. up as an investigative journalist and noted junkIf you don’t make some real moves, and food authority. I would get to the bottom of this soon, the city can, and should, declare you a very Santa Barbara controversy. By the time I got in line, it was blocking the “public nuisance.” That way, it can start issudriveway of the Rusty’s Pizza Parlor next door. I ing fines and even revoke your permit, which stopped to let a truck pull out. The driver glared you were lucky enough to inherit from Burger King. And please don’t suggest our police down, and I gave a sort of half-smile, half-wave apology. He shot back the finger. Two Rusty’s could help more. They have better things to do than sit around and write tickets in front of delivery drivers pulled out behind him and angrily held down their horns as they sped along your restaurant. In the meantime, even if the line is short, State Street. The queue hugged the curb, but that only blocked the bike lane and still didn’t leave I’ll continue taking my salt-and-fat hankerings enough room for cars to pass. A couple of cuselsewhere. Not only because of that awful first tomers turned on their hazard lights as they crept experience, but also because I don’t have faith Chick-fil-A drive-through customers try to hug the curb, but that blocks bicyclists and still toward the “ENTER” sign. My palms started to Chick-fil-A will honor the promise it recently doesn’t leave enough room for other cars to pass. sweat. I kept watching for cops. made to stop donating to anti-LGBTQ+ charities. It made a similar commitment in 2012, Once inside the safety of the Chick-fil-A lot, I was approached by an order-taker with a high ponytail and tively, that my $6.79 meal was bad. Not just below expec- then went right on giving, including to the Fellowship of a large iPad. “Man, it’s rough out here,” I said. “Yeah,” she tations, but actually bad. The Sprite was way too sweet; Christian Athletes, which says in its Statement of Faith: responded. “We get yelled at by people allll the time. And the soda fountain’s water/syrup ratio must have been “[W]e believe that marriage is exclusively the union of it’s my job to talk to them.” “What do you say?” I asked. “I’m wrong. The skimpy helping of waffle fries was under- one man and one woman.” sorry?” she shrugged. I explained this was my first time fried and under-seasoned. And cold. The sandwich itself Plus, for my money, there are plenty of better fast-food here. She said she recommended everything. I went with — a disaster. The bun looked sat-on, the cheese was like options out there. I even hear there’s a guy you can pay to the #2 Spicy Chicken meal, with cheese. I couldn’t help elastic, the pickles played no discernable role, and the fried bring Popeye’s all the way from Santa Maria. Maybe I’ll but notice the 17 empty parking spaces surrounding the white chicken meat tasted like fried white chicken meat. give that a shot. Just don’t tell my doctor. n 16
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After Katie Hill
hristy Smith cites one overarching reason for confronting the ordeal of three election campaigns in eight months as she battles for a fiercely contested congressional seat. A Democratic rookie Assemblymember from Santa Clarita, Smith is running to succeed former Rep. Katie Hill, who resigned amid a sex scandal last year from the 25th Congressional District, which spreads from Simi Valley to the northern San Fernando Valley. As it happened last week, at the last minute, Hill also withdrew, because of illness, from a speech to QUEEN OF THE HILL: The frontrunner in the race to fill former congressthe Women’s Political Committee in member Katie Hill’s seat, Assemblymember Christy Smith delivered a speech Santa Barbara, which left Smith once in Hill’s stead to the Women’s Political Committee on Friday at El Paseo. more to dive into the breach. “I have two daughters, 24 and 20, and both of them say at this point they don’t want the circumstances of Hill’s resignation (Indepenkids,” the 50-year-old House candidate and legislator dent 10/31/19) attracted an oddball collection of told a sold-out crowd of more than 150, “because they wannabes into a 13-candidate field, including are concerned about what the future of this country a central figure in Russia’s efforts to influence looks like, and whether or not the planet is livable Trump’s 2016 election and a Bernie Bro YouTube enough to feel confident in bringing children in it.” host with a history of misogynistic social media She paused for a moment over the silence her posts, along with Steve Knight, the previous GOP words drew, before adding, “So my service is framed incumbent whom Hill ousted. Smith finished first among six Dems, six by wanting grandkids.” Smith’s adept timing earned a big laugh, a rare Republicans, and one independent, with the curmoment of glee at the WPC’s annual Presidents’ Cir- rent tally (thousands of uncounted ballots remain) cle Luncheon at El Paseo (chicken tostadas and iced giving her 31 percent, ahead of Trump Republican tea), where a combination of events — among them, Mike Garcia, a former U.S. Navy pilot who, at the just-announced withdrawal of Elizabeth Warren 25 percent, beat former Rep. Knight, who failed from a presidential primary race now consisting of to regain his seat despite House GOP leadership two white male geezers; lingering dissent over the backing, at 20 percent. 1st District supervisor’s race; and the specter of the “I am running against someone who, if you can believe, is running to the right of Trump,” said. “He doesn’t believe in repro‘I have two daughters, 24 and 20, Smith ductive choice even for victims of rape or and both of them say at this point incest. He does not oppose family separathey don’t want kids because they are tion at the border. He does not believe in concerned about what the future of any kind of gun control.” “And it is astounding to me that he this country looks like.… So my service is the frontrunner on the Republican is framed by wanting grandkids.’ side,” she added. “We know that that base remains motivated and wants to try to —Assemblymember Christy Smith take some of those seats back that we won in 2018.” The most unusual aspect of the campaign is coronavirus, which led to elbow bumps in place of that it’s a three-act production: Smith and Garcia hugs — made for a more subdued mood. “What I know is that people are tired—I know next compete in a May 12 special election to comsome of us feel that here,” she said, describing three plete the nine-month balance of Hill’s term, then years resisting Trumpism. “But that’s what we’re up face off in November over a new two-year term. against. We have to keep doing that.… The alternaSmith joked that she was glad to pinch-hit for tive is almost unthinkable.” Hill in Santa Barbara because it got her out of “call time” — politico-speak for making fundraising WHY IT MATTERS: The 25th CD race has drawn calls. Having raised $1.7 million for the primary, she national attention, largely because it is one of seven key California districts that flipped from Republican said in a post-speech interview, she now seeks to Democratic control in 2018’s “blue wave” mid- another $2 million for the special election—“and terms and now is crucial to the party’s struggle to probably double or triple that between May and hold the House in 2020. November.” —Jerry Roberts Last week’s primary also gained notoriety because Sheesh.
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obituaries Mavis Rosales Carmona
10/16/1937 - 2/18/2020
CARMONA, Mavis (Rosales) Born October 16, 1937 in Santa Barbara, California to Antonio Rosales and Hermelinda Galindo, she died February 18, 2020 of natural causes at her home with her family by her side. Mavis loved her family and friends and they loved her back. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She will be missed by all who knew her. She leaves behind her husband of fifty years, Frank; her sons Frank(wife Raquel) and Ed (wife Anna) and grandchildren Aiden and Camilla.
Linda Marie Banuelos 8/9/1948 - 2/22/2020
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ers. She remained there for over 40 years before retiring in 2012. Although a gentle and sweet person (best sister ever), she also had some writing talent, and attempted to write a book. She would write down story passages as they came to her. She would then file them away when the thought was finished. She would then start a new tablet when a new idea came to her. She never finished but she never stopped trying. She returned to Santa Barbara only to live her last year here. She leaves behind her sister Teri Lasiter Neal, brother-in-law Jim Neal, brother Joe Corral Jr. his wife Patty, nephews Damon Lasiter his wife Morgan, Steven Corral and wife Melinda, Nicholas Corral, Daniel Neal, cousin Javier Sanchez, and numerous other relatives and friends. A small service will be held in her remembrance Friday March 20, 2020 at 1 pm at Welch Ryce Haider at 15 E Sola Street, Santa Barbara.
Kathleen Mavis Bottiani
1/30/1932 - 3/6/2020
The daughter of Michael Banuelos and Amelia Banuelos Corral, she was born and raised in Santa Barbara. She attended Dolores School, spent one year at Bishop Diego High School, before transferring to Santa Barbara High School. It was during her high school years when she realized what her role in life would be: a schoolteacher. After graduating from UCSB and receiving a teaching credential from USC, she embarked on a teaching career in the Montebello Unified School District in the Los Angeles area where she made many friends with her fellow school Teach18
Kathleen Bottiani died peacefully on March 6, 2020 at the age of 88, after a lengthy and valiant battle with cancer. She was born on January 30, 1932 to John and Mildred Boyle. John and Mildred raised Kathleen and her two brothers, John Jr. and Martin, in Long Beach California. Kathleen met her husband, Victor Bottiani, through friends. They married in 1951, and moved to Mather Air Force Base, where Victor completed his service in the US Air Force. Shortly thereafter, they returned
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to Goleta to join the Bottiani family business of farming avocados and lemons. Kathleen and Victor were devout Catholics; they raised six children, and were active in the community for many years. Their love and devotion extended for 60 years of marriage, until Victor passed in 2011. Kathleen served as the Bottiani family matriarch and had many long-term friendships. She especially cherished her golf buddies – Janelle, Rosemary, and Mary. Family was of the utmost importance to Kathleen. She always looked forward to family gatherings, especially the annual Boyle Family Reunion. Her home was always open and welcoming, and it was the site of many memorable events. Aside from family and friends, Kathleen enjoyed traveling, and invariably looked forward to her next adventure. Kathleen was a devout Catholic, and an active member of Saint Raphael Church, where she volunteered many hours and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Kathleen will be remembered for her strong faith, endless patience, kind words, and loving support. Kathleen is survived by her children: Karen (Rob), Susan, Michael (Karen), Maureen (Cathy), Mark (Paula), and Mariann (Bob), along with 17 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her husband, parents, and brothers. The family would like to thank the Valle Verde staff for their high quality of care and support, and for enabling people to die with dignity and grace. Please join us at Saint Raphael Church on March 17, 2020 for the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 9:30 AM, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kathleen’s name to the Saint Raphael Church Restricted Fund (straphaelsb.org), or Santa Barbara VNA Health (vnhcsb.org).
3/5/1923 - 2/15/2020
On March 5, 1923 the world was blessed as Anita Lorraine Stokes entered center stage in .Riverside, Ca. She was the first daughter born to Walter Moses Stokes and Theresa Wiley Stokes. Anita was raised in a family and community with a strong heritage of Christian values. As a child she was an active member in her church. She attended public schools in Riverside and later in Santa Barbara where her family re-located. In high school she met and later married James F. Smith. To this union Alyce Yolanda Smith was born. After her divorce she left her daughter, Alyce with her mother, she stepped into the work force and joined the war effort in the shipyards of San Francisco. After the war ended she returned to her first love of entertaining as a dancer, singer & actress. She was in high demand in the San Francisco area. Later she located to Oxnard, Ca where she worked at the Colonial House Restaurant for many years. Following in family tradition she opened her own catering business. After many years of service she returned to Santa Barbara. She continued entertaining and holding court in places like Gold’s gym at 4:00am, or her patio garden at noon, or her doctors’ offices. She enriched so many lives encouraging and uplifting all she came in contact with a cheerful “groovy” and “love”. She was known to family as “Sweet Sweet Mommie Neet” and to others as “Mama Groovy”. Always sharing the best gifts she was given, they yielded a 100 fold harvest in the love and faith of family and friends. In the wee hours of morning, On Sunday,
February 15, 2020 she was promoted to the glorious production on high. There she joins her Heavenly Father and loved ones who passed on before her; father, mother, sister, granddaughter and grandson. She leaves behind daughter; Alyce Smith Cooper of San Diego, CA, 5 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren, 2 nieces, 3 great nieces and a host of friends and relatives who would forever carry on her legacy and spread her love. A very special thank you to her beloved friend and loyal care taker Dolores Woodson of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the staff of Escondido Post-Acute Rehab for their compassionate care for Sweet Sweet Mommie Neet.
Donald Gill 1938 - 2020
Donald Gill, age 82, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, February 28, 2020 after a long battle with emphysema. Don was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island in 1938. His family moved to California in 1946. He and his wife, Sue Brown were married in 1962. Don earned his Masters in Library Science in 1972. Don and Sue moved their family from Gardena to Santa Barbara in 1973 where he worked for General Research Corporation until 1980 when he went to work for the Thousand Oaks Library. After retiring in 2000, Don volunteered at the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society Library. Family was always first. He loved playing cards and board games with his children and grandchildren and friends. He and Sue joined several travel groups and enjoyed many trips. He also loved attending the theater, especially the old Broadway musicals. He loved to sing and was a member of the Encina Royale Chorus. Don leaves his wife Sue, children Cindy Villarreal, Kevin Gill (Karen) and grandchildren Kathryn Rodriguez, Jimmi Freeze, Veronica and Cami Villar-
obituaries real. He is predeceased by daughter Kelly Rodriguez. The family would like to thank Serenity House for their wonderful care of Don, especially nurses Kathy, Lindsey and HHA’s Magdaleno and Chance. Thanks also goes out to extended family and friends for all their support. A private family memorial will be held later.
Jennifer Sue Scarbrough 9/11/1959 - 2/26/2020
Jennifer Sue Scarbrough came into this world on September 11,1959 in Albuquerque, NM, born to Mary Helen Pesterfield Scarbrough and Wendel Aurel Scarbrough. Jenni, along with her siblings, Judy and Joe, grew up outside of Albuquerque near the Rio Grande. To know Jennifer was to love her – her sparkling blue eyes, brilliant smile and infectious laugh. She was kind, compassionate, gracious, strong, smart, funny, courageous, elegant, creative, passionate, spicy and soulful. Most importantly, she exuded gratitude for everything in her life. Months before Jennifer’s graduation from high school, devastatingly, she lost her mother to illness, instilling in her at a young age, a deep appreciation of life. Two years later, her father remarried; Carol brought two darling little girls, Julie and Tricia, into the family. A year later, little brother, John, was born. Following a gap year and a year at Eastern New Mexico University, Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of New Mexico in 1982. After college she worked as an accountant for two years and became a buyer for a department store. Relocat-
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ing to Lake Tahoe, CA, in 1986 was an adventure Jennifer supported by working as a bookkeeper and a waitress. Jennifer became an assistant manager at The Limited in Albuquerque in 1987. When she was asked if she would accept a manager position in another city, she said, “Yes, if that city is Santa Barbara.” Six months later, Santa Barbara became her home; she was manager, first at La Cumbre, then later at The Limited at the beautiful new Paseo Nuevo Mall. This store had over 30 employees and came with a lot of responsibility and a huge learning curve. She was great at her job but longed for something more, which ignited ideas of self-employment. Jennifer appreciated every single day she lived in Santa Barbara. It was her heart and soul; New Mexico was her blood. She loved everything Southwest – blooming desert cacti, hot sunny skies, turquoise, silver, green chile, enchiladas; her love of tacos was legendary. Her passion for sterling and turquoise jewelry from New Mexico was the spark that she built her entrepreneurial career on. She visited Native American artists in New Mexico and she conceived her jewelry business, Zia Design, out of a bedroom in her Santa Barbara home. In 1994, Jennifer left The Limited and became selfemployed, creating unique jewelry designs that she had produced by jewelers in Bali and Thailand. She presented at trade shows, including the international gem show in Tucson; her jewelry was sold in retail stores in several states and a variety of retail catalogues, including a long, successful partnership with Sundance Magazine. In 1997, while continuing to run her wholesale jewelry business, Jennifer’s love of fashion and her years in the clothing industry led her to open a jewelry and retail
clothing store. She called it Helena – named for her mother, Helen. Jennifer gave birth to her greatest joy, Lucas Connor Battelle, in 1999. She was a wonderful mother to her son Lucas and her mothering was an inspiration to many. When Lucas was born they lived in Santa Cruz, CA, with his father Steven Battelle. Jennifer and Lucas returned to Santa Barbara when Lucas was five years old. In the years following their return, Jennifer germinated her passion project: Lovebird Boutique and Jewelry Bar. She bravely opened her first Lovebird retail store in 2009, at the worst of the economic downturn. Her employees became like family members. For 11 years Lovebird flourished. Jennifer’s extraordinary qualities are reflected in her store. Her eye for design was exquisite, and she brought her style and uniqueness to the business. As a result, Lovebird remains a beloved place to shop. Jennifer is survived by her family: her son Lucas Battelle, sister, Judy Scarbrough, brother-in-law Steve Casalnuovo, nephews Joe and Dom, brothers Joe Scarbrough and John Scarbrough, sister-in-law Alyssa Scarbrough, nephews Jared, Erik and baby niece Emmalyn. She also has an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins, her goddaughter Madeleine Clair Goldin, and a wide circle of devoted friends. To those of us lucky enough to call Jennifer a mother, sister, aunt, friend or mentor, her loss is devastating…yet, through the darkness of our grief, her radiance steers our hearts forward and continues to light our way. In lieu of flowers you may donate to one of her favorite charities: Transition House (425 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, ph 805-966-9668) and Hospice of Santa Barbara (2050 Alameda Padre Serra #100, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805-563-8820).
Joel Sloan Poley
Therese (Terry) Pugh
Joel Sloan Poley passed away on November 30, 2019 at his home in Santa Barbara, California. He was 80 years old. Born in Berlin, New Hampshire to Wendell and Betty Poley, Joel grew up in Natick, Massachusetts, with his older brother Peter and younger sister Jennifer. He married Marcia DiLucci in 1958 and they had five children together. In 1965, he moved with his wife and, then, three children to start a new life in Northern California working for Addison Wesley Publishing Company. He lived in Northern California for more than 50 years in many cities including Half Moon Bay, Sonora, Modesto, La Grange and Santa Barbara. He enjoyed the mountains of the Sierra Nevada and was an avid hiker and camper. He was also an artist and used his love of California to paint beautiful picturesque scenes of the many places he hiked. For many years, he was active in his local church developing and teaching bible studies and supporting the Kingdom of God. His last years often found him in the company of his faithful dog Marley who would never leave his side. He is survived by his five children; Scott of Tracy, CA, Chris of Modesto, CA, Jason of Santa Barbara, CA, Jode of Seward, NE, and Cathy of Potomac Falls, VA; 12 grandchildren, 4 greatgrandchildren, and his Sister Jennifer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 14 at Modesto Christian Reformed Church at 11am. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorial donations in Joel’s name to ASPCA.
Therese (Terry) Pugh joined her Father in heaven on February 28, 2020. She died peacefully, surrounded by her family, in Santa Barbara, California. Terry was born on July 17, 1927 to Sever and Henriette Blaquiere in Edam, Saskatchewan, Canada. She grew up on a farm with four brothers and attended nursing school at Edmonton General Hospital, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1953. She boldly immigrated to the United States later that year and began her career at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. Terry met Earl, who had recently discharged from the Navy, at a Christmas party in 1953. They became fast friends and married in 1955 at Saint Boniface Church in Anaheim, California. Terry and Earl were inseparable for the next 67 years. The family, now with three young boys, moved to Santa Barbara in 1968, where Terry raised the family. She was ever present in school, sports, and church life, making lifelong friends along the way. Terry also continued her work as a nurse at Cottage Hospital. Terry is survived by her husband Earl, three sons and daughtersin-law—Ron (Leanne), Allen (Janine), and Mike (Cristy)—ten grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren (with another on the way). Her tireless devotion to her family was a blessing. Terry’s memorial mass and reception will be held at Saint Raphael Church in Goleta, California at 10:00AM on Saturday, March 21. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Saint Raphael Church in her name.
5/31/1939 - 11/30/2019
7/17/1927 - 2/28/2020
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The year after English 105, there was a fire in the bank in Isla Vista. Other pieces of the news were sharp and urgent too. John took our class on a silence hike. In 2019, he mentioned that he was translating the Odyssey. My first thought was, “Stop.” The Odyssey? He lent me a printed version of what he’d finished. It is so good that I borrowed pages fresh enough to be handwritten. Amazing. From him, though much earlier, I began to learn small useful things: When you’re writing and you cross out a word and write another one but then see the first word is better, write “stet” nearby in the margin. John Murray Ridland was born in 1933 in London. His mother was English, his father Scots. He was very young when a doctor suggested that John’s health would benefit from a warmer climate. Decisions can be made. The family relocated to Southern California. He grew up in Southern California, attended Swarthmore College (BA, Hons), and earned a PhD in Claremont Graduate School. Early on, his poems began appearing in literary magazines. One poem, “New Zealander,” describes an unlikely friendship that began in Northern California. The New Zealander agreed to marry him. Their most recent wedding anniversary marked 62 years. He has a lovely poem about their children’s gradeschool photographs. I doubt that anyone (yes, I) can be taught to see what is there. In the classes I took, John created a situation where the student replaced the teacher. You would find yourself explaining things. One assignment made me glad I was not an English major. This was in the fourth class I took and probably phrased better than how I remember it: “Why is ‘The Rape of the Lock’ a great poem?” Well, it’s funny,
CLARITY IN WRITING: John Ridland, a noted American poet, taught thoughtfully for four decades at UC Santa Barbara.
that’s why. Okay. I read the poem and read the poem and read the poem and read it. Hate made me careful. That’s how I knew thinking does not actually hurt: It just feels that way. I had never worked that hard. Probably the essay was as good as a burned pancake, but I cooked it on my own brain. Several of John Ridland’s books were published by Harry Duncan in Duncan’s Abattoir handpress editions. Abattoir/Cummington is famous for publications of eminent U.S. poets, such as William Carlos Williams and Richard Wilbur. One virtue of friendship is this: If your friend is an eminent poet, it doesn’t get in the way. You can enjoy the unusual eloquence of the poem titled “Night Song for My Wife to Sing at Dawn, with Ducks.” John and Muriel Ridland visited Hungary in 1987. He fell in love with the folk epic János Vitéz (John the Valiant) when he saw the János Cellar murals in Budapest. Sándor Petőfi’s spirited poem is for children in about the same way Alice in Wonderland is for children. It was virtually unknown to English readers since it first appeared in 1845. Hungarian is unrelated to other European languages. To capture the spirit and tone of the original, John worked seven years with the text, helped by literal translations and suggestions from Hungarian friends and writers. His translation received enthusiastic recognition (which might be slightly unusual for poetry). In 2013 the mock epic poem The Lincolniad (considering modern times and in praise of Lincoln) was published as a special edition of Askew magazine in Ventura. Happy in an Ordinary Thing, a volume of his poetry, was published by Truman State University Press, also in 2013. He was part of a poetry group that includes Santa Barbara poetry laureates.
The Commemoration for John Ridland is Saturday, March 14, 1 p.m., at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street.
ow have we arrived at the current state of air pollution and the uptick of respiratory illnesses in Carpinteria Valley? Why did the Board of Supervisors ignore an outside consulting firm’s assessment that the air-quality impact of cannabis grows needed an environmental impact report? In the county that banned plastic straws, chemicals intended to reduce cannabis odors are being pumped into the air by the growers 24/7 and by the 50-gallon drum. These chemicals are principally used on landfill sites, far away from homes, schools, and businesses. The smell in Carpinteria requires industrial odor abatement previously reserved for garbage dumps. The vapors are untested for long-term human exposure; the cannabis industry is deemed more important than human health. These chemicals are permitted by our Air Pollution Control Board because they are not on California’s list of Toxic Air Contaminants. If we have learned anything from the vaping crisis, it is that otherwise innocuous substances can be lethal when vaporized and inhaled. Mark Byers called Carpinteria Valley “Ground Zero” for the vapor system his company supplies. The only safety data he presented was of four-hour exposure tests of rats in a closed box. That’s like saying, “Well, you smoked one cigarette and you didn’t die or get cancer, so cigarettes must be safe” — without consideration of the daily and chronic exposure to the vaporized chemicals being used. How can this be allowed? Nontoxic substances can be toxic if vaporized and inhaled. Personally, I don’t want to be “Ground Zero” for any new industrial exposure. There is simply too much cannabis in the 1st District. Every time another pot grow commences, the air quality in my neighborhood deteriorates. Every municipal district in the county has beseeched the Board of Supervisors to address this, but they have —Judy Dean, MD, Carpinteria not.
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was disbanded. No replacement was appointed nor were their responsibilities reassigned. Was this a cost savings move? Now we face a global pandemic, and the United States is totally unprepared. With over two months of warning, the United States had no viable test procedure or protocols to identify those infected. How is it that Korea, Italy, and France have tested and screened tens of thousands of people? It is no wonder very few U.S. cases are reported. Rather than a coverup, I suggest a lack of competent leadership. We still do not have the capacity to test for this virus. Our medical community has no idea how many people are infected. This virus is, unquestionably, a threat to national security. Where would we be now if Adm. Ziemer and his team had not been dismissed? —Mark Preston, Buellton
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Facing Death Essays and an Interview About Dying, Grief, and How to Live Without Fear The innate human fear of dying makes perfect, self-preservational sense. But why are we so scared to even talk about our inevitable end? Why is planning for our own death, or dealing with the coming death of a loved one, or discussing how best to grieve such a challenge for the vast majority of our earthly neighbors? In hopes of alleviating that stigma, at least on a small, Santa Barbara–sized scale, we present the following essays by a mother reflecting on the death of her young child and a father forced to contemplate his own mortality far too many times. And to lighten the load, we also have an interview with an author who uses the fear of death to explain how
best to enjoy our lives and a profile of Death Café, where people gather to discuss life as much as what happens next. As well, there’s an entire special section inside this paper focused on planning for death. Called End of Life Matters, this utilitarian guide to funerals, wills, and more is something to hang on to for years to come. This issue has been in the works for many months, long before the globe's current COVID-19 outbreak. While that is a serious and immediate concern, the subjects raised here are ones that will always be part of the human condition. We hope that these stories resonate with you —Matt Kettmann
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hen a series of friends
suddenly passed away far too soon — including Mallory Dies, who was run over while walking on Anacapa Street in a highly publicized tragedy — Kate Manser was racked by a profound fear of her own death. But then the SBCC and UCSB alum, who started her career in marketing for CKE Restaurants in Carpinteria, decided to choose life, and she started a blog/brand called You Might Die Tomorrow. Thousands tuned in to embrace Manser’s musings, and her motivational message is now the basis of a new book called You Might Die Tomorrow: Face Your Fear of Death to Live Your Most Meaningful Life. Now a resident of Austin, Texas, Manser answered a few of my questions recently.
How did the death of Mallory Dies become part of your story? Mallory and I worked at Sharkeez together during college. Her death in 2014 was the third tragic and unexpected death of someone I knew around my age that I experienced in just six months. After she died, I became totally overwhelmed with fear that I, too, could die in an everyday activity like walking across the street. I didn’t know it at the time, but this paralyzing death anxiety was a factor that would later give me the perspective to help me radically tap into my motivation to live.
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What other events prompted you to start your blog in 2015? After living for a year overwhelmingly preoccupied with the possibility that I might die at any moment, a fourth person I knew and looked up to died unexpectedly. Dan Fredinburg was climbing Everest when the 2015 Nepal earthquake struck and was killed in a resulting avalanche. His death caused me to completely flip the way I looked at death and the fear of dying. Here I am, afraid to walk across the street because I might get hit by a car like Mallory, while my friend bravely pursued his biggest dream, fully aware of the risk of dying. It was then that the notion of possibly dying tomorrow went from my most terrifying fear to a simple truth that must be accepted in order to live fully. As I began to live with this mindset, I discovered that it is also my greatest motivation to really live before I die.
Why did people connect so strongly to the blog and the brand? So many of us are tired of denying or sugarcoating the reality of the fragility of life — and approaching life with a mortal mindset like this makes people feel more alive than they have ever felt. The other reason is that most of us are procrastinators. We put off our work and chores but also our dreams. Approaching life with the mindset that it could all be over tomor-
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lives were ripped apart. It feels like an instant and forever at the same time. The funeral home made a cast of Aiden’s hand. I knew it would feel special because everything he touched feels special to me, but I was shocked by how quickly I recognized it as his hand. It’s his fingers. His chubby palm. His knuckle dimples. The moment you welcome a child into your family, it’s like all of a sudden you discover a part of your heart you didn’t know was there. When Aiden died, that part of my heart was ripped out, and all of the love I had been pouring into him had nowhere to go. They say this is the definition of grief: love with nowhere to go. In between grieving and living, I had a thought: “What if Aiden needs that part of my heart with him? What if he misses us too? What if the love we have for him does have a place to go?” The hospital gave us a necklace with two hearts, one that fits inside the other. As we were saying our goodbyes to our son, I placed the smaller one in his hand and tied the string around his wrist. When I find myself in a dark place, I imagine his chubby hand holding my heart, and I feel a little bit better. A Mother Reflects on Losing Her I sit here in my bed, looking at my 20-Month-Old Son to Brain Cancer baby’s empty crib, and know my heart by Emily Henderson will be breaking for a long time. I move from anger to sadness to disbelief all They said all the things we were feeling. “He was just in one breath. My baby had brain cancer, and then a baby!” “It’s not even Christmas!” and “I wish I didn’t he died. I look at these words, and I still don’t believe know.” That last one really got me. Twelve hours earlier, them, not really. To be honest, I’m still in shock over I was holding my baby. And before his neurosurgeon his diagnosis. said the words, “I’m so sorry,” he was still alive. I wish I The Cave Fire broke out 12 days after Aiden died. didn’t know either. Then, just three days later, the mountain was covered New grief is physical, raw, and disorienting. I had in snow. It is a perfect metaphor for my life at the trouble being with people and being without people. moment: scorched earth followed by a soft blanket I couldn’t move, and I couldn’t sit still. I desperately and a long healing process. It will take years for that wanted to talk about Aiden, and at the same time, mountain to heal, and some parts will never recover. I I couldn’t form a sentence. This is why we have the find comfort in knowing there is no finish line. phrase “I’m so sorry for your loss.” It isn’t cliché; it’s None of us who are brave enough to love will escape true. Aiden was here, and now he is gone. He and I and this life without grief. It is the unfortunate price of joy. I everyone who loved him are now lost. It’s like having don’t have to accept my baby’s death, but grief becomes an aching phantom limb. I often grip my chest, looking much more manageable when I let go of expectations for his soft skin. and accept that this is supposed to hurt, this is supIt’s been three months since I’ve held my baby’s posed to be hard, and that it doesn’t have to get better hand. Three months since I’ve kissed his forehead or every day. You do not move on or get over it; you move rubbed my cheek against his. Three months since our forward with it. n heard the words no parent ever expects to hear: “Your child has a brain tumor.” Our son Aiden was diagnosed with atypical teratoid/ rhabdoid tumor or AT/RT. We spent the next four months at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles fighting a beast that affects fewer than 60 children a year nationwide. We thought Aiden would beat it. Sadly, a fungus that you and I breathe in and out all day took its toll on our sweet boy, and he died from complications at the onset of surgery. It was November 12, at 2:10 in the afternoon. He was 20 months old. My husband and I spent every moment advocating for Aiden, ensuring he was comfortable, happy, and safe. Like hitting a brick wall at 60 miles per hour, all of that stopped, and we found ourselves driving home with an empty car seat. We then had the excruciating task of telling our two older children that the baby brother they had gushed over since day one had died.
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can’t recall how I found out about Death Café, or what attracted me to the group, but I do recall a calming sense of relief. I had found a safe place to talk about death — safe for others who do not want to hear about it, who don’t want to speak of the loss they feel for loved ones no longer with them, missed so deeply it hurts. In our home, my father was missed so deeply that our children would leave the room if discussion turned toward life with Grandpa. But soon, we were able to speak of how much he would have enjoyed the dark chocolate or ice cream we shared. He was a lover of sweets. That was the limit of sharing in our home when I discovered Death Café four years ago. I was thankful for the space to talk about his death, and the many deaths of his that preceded his leaving us forever. His struggles with Lewy body dementia exposed our family to a new reality we had never before imagined: confusion, disorientation, falls and injuries, hallucinations, and an awareness of the coming end. The many losses we experienced, the small deaths, were not spoken of. There was no time, because the next death was looming, and often it was unspeakable. After he died, the trauma of the past year was over, but what just happened? There is a Finding Solace for Grief place for grief and Acceptance of Mortality in community, Through Conversation an acceptable by Rena Smith way to process loss — but what of the trauma experienced in its unfolding? And where can we talk about death? Where can we share thoughts or fears — what happens, where does it lead? How do we prepare and let go of the bodies of our loved ones? How do we honor the dead? How do we prepare for our own mortality? Death Café gives us a place to explore this, but just as importantly, it lets us ask about life, spirituality, health, and disease. We explore our culture of keeping death at a distance, and our culture of consumerism — where does it all go when we are gone? Death Café welcomes this exploration with tea and cookies, literally, and you can share your experience or just listen. Since my father’s death, there have been more in my life. Individual deaths that came to pass intertwined my life with others and were grieved and honored. My father was a survivor of a Nazi death camp in Poland. His experience with death was surreal, and the intergenerational trauma borne from his experiences was felt deeply within and remains ever present in my own relationship to death. But I desire to understand death not only from the atrocity of war and hate, the loss of millions, but also the intimate loss of individual life, which is also profound. There are many reasons for my attraction to Death Café. Although I write of some here as best I can — its warm embrace, holding space for exploring challenging themes and contemplating individual experience — simple desire for greater understanding of life and our own mortality is enough.
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was no longer an existential abstraction. I went to the edge of an infinitely flowing river and drank from it, willfully deciding after one sip not to jump in. I had never considered choice to be a part of the equation. Once again, my relationship to time twisted in new and potent ways. Forever was just another way of saying “right now.” And still the teachers taught me more. This past summer, after more than five months of pregnancy, my wife and I lost our son before he could ever take a breath in this world. It was a brutal assault on hope, the instantaneous destruction of nearly half a year of shared dreams and desires. Death, we learned, is the ultimate burden of the living. Chaos is the common denominator of this life. Forever was an intoxicating lie. So now what? How do I walk boldly in a world that I know to be so impossibly fragile and fleeting? When your death résumé is as stacked as mine before you’re old enough to qualify for an actual midlife crisis, how do you stay stoked about life? These are big questions, and, in truth, my answers are no different than anyone reading this right now. Death is the only thing promised to us when we are born, and so we all struggle, in our own ways, to be brave in the face of this life. Each waking day brings a new version of this struggle. The trick, if there is such a thing, is to embrace this truth. Recast the struggle as nothing more than reality. Do not flinch at the thought of forever no matter in what context it comes calling. Stay curious about the adventure. Too often, our death anxieties stunt our joys. Life, however, sparkles most beautifully when seen in the sharp relief of death’s inevitability. The eternal dirt nap awaits us all, and that is a good thing. There is freedom in the finite. Embrace it. You will find permission to do big and daring things. You will find a better, happier, healthier version of yourself along the way. Your moments will become lifetimes unto themselves, like a dream that lasts forever. n
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3/12-3/14: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime This winner of
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3/13-3/15: Hello! My Baby Take in this spring musical of Tin Pan Alley in the 1910s with songs by Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Gilbert and Sullivan, and more. Fri.-Sat.: 7pm; Sun.: 2pm. Goleta Valley Jr. High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta. $5-$10.
3/13-3/14: 8th Annual Visions of the Gaviota Coast: The Jewel in Our Backyard More than
3/13: John Fogerty The legendary cocreator of Creedence Clearwater Revival and successful solo artist will perform hits such as “Born on the Bayou” and “Centerfield” that span his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career on this My 50 Year Trip tour. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, COURTESY
Quartet, established in 2013 and based in Paris, will be S.B. to play a program that will include Haydn, Bartók, and Beethoven. 7:30pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. $20-$25. Call (805) 884-6243. sbma.net
3/13, 3/15: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Las Cafeteras Dance to Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes from rock to hip-hop to rancheras that deliver inspiring lyrics with traditional Son Jarocho instruments. 7pm. Fri.: Isla Vista Elementary School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Isla Vista. Call 685-4418. Sun.: The Marjorie Luke Theatre, S.B. Jr. High, 721 E. Cota St. Call 884-4087. Free.
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100 artists who are members of SCAPE (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment) will display their works of art in the juried show, with 40 percent of sales designated for the Gaviota Coast Conservancy. Fri.: 1-8pm, reception: 5-8pm; Sat.: 10am-5pm. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Free. Call (805) 683-6631.
3/13-3/15: The 75th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show This year’s show, themed Orchids After Dark, will bring more than 25,000 species of blooms in various shapes, colors, and patterns and more than 50 orchid exhibitors and vendors from around the world. 9am5pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free-$14. Call (805) 403-1533.
Fairytale Weekend Learn how zoos and aquariums are
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SATURDAY 3/14 3/14: Free Dental Day at Johnson Family Dental In partnership with the Smiles for Everyone Foundation, Johnson Family Dental will host a free dental clinic for low-income and underinsured individuals. Call and schedule an appointment for a limited number of appointments. Patients must sign a statement of eligibility. 8:30am-2pm. Johnson Family Dental, 3906 State St. Free. Call (714) 824-5119.
3/14: Rotary Club of Carpinteria 11th Annual Talent Showcase Watch area talent while supporting area school music programs with John Palminteri as emcee. Reception: 6pm; show: 7pm. Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $25. Call (805) 684-6380 or email rauchmarianne@ hotmail.com. thealcazar.org
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SUNDAY 3/15 3/15: Free Sketch Session with Kids Draw Architecture Join the first kids’ session of the year by sketching S.B.’s beautiful architecture at the Museum of Natural History. Drawing materials will be provided. 1-3pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. Free. (805) 965-6307.
3/15: S.B. Arts and Crafts Show S.B. County resident artists display and sell their original works along the beach at this show established in 1965. 10am6pm. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call (805) 897-2519.
3/15: Father of the Big Bang: Georges Lemaître Professor Thomas Hertog, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Leuven, Belgium, will recount the remarkable story of the discovery of the Big Bang Theory and the Belgian priest and astronomer George Lemaître, who predicted that our universe must have
7th Annual Buellton Wine & Chili Festival 2020 This
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3/18: Wine Down Wednesday Enjoy delectable pours of red, white, and sparkling varietals from DAOU Vineyards alongside a complementary menu of small bites. 5-7pm. The Manor Bar, Rosewood Miramar Beach, 1759 S. Jameson Ln., Montecito. $30. Ages 21+. Call (805) 900-8388.
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3/12-3/15: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair. 6:308:30pm. Fri.: Willy Quinn & Friends. 7:30-9:30pm. Sat.: King Bee. 8:30-midnight. Sun.: Irish Jam Session. 4:30-7pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call (805) 568-0702. darganssb.com
3/12-3/14 Mercury Lounge Thu.: The Brambles, P. House, Vlad. Free. 8pm. Fri.: Art of Funk. $5. 9pm. Sat.: The Caverns. $8. 9pm. 5871 Hollister
Ave., Goleta. Ages 21+. Call (805) 967-0907.
3/12-3/14, 3/17: M.Special Brewing Co. Thu.: Jared Lettow. 6-8pm. Fri.: Fox and Bones. 7-9pm. Sat.: The Brambles. 6-8pm. Tue.: Foggy Dew. 5-7pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Bldg. C., Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com 3/12-3/13, 3/15-3/18: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: G. Love & Special Sauce, Jontavious Willis. 8pm. $35. Ages 21+. Fri.: The Elwoods, The Gooms, Mashugana. 9pm. $10-$12. Ages 21+. Sun.: S.B. Jazz Society presents Swing Shift Big Band; 1pm. $22. The Beatunes: Music of The Beatles; 7:30pm. $10. Mon.: SBCC Good Times, Lunch Break, and New World Jazz Combos. 7pm. $10. Tue.: Annual St. Patty’s Bash in the Bar with Spencer & The Worried Lads. 5:30pm. $5. Wed.: Singer-Songwriter Night: Mina Kaldi, Zachary James, Natalie Gelman. 7pm. $8. 1221 State St. Call (805) 962-7776.
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3/13-3/15: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Chance Makers. 6-9pm. Sat.: Oddly Straight; 1-4pm. Back Pocket; 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan; 1:15-4pm. Flannel 101; 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call (805) 9670066. coldspringtavern.com 3/13-3/15, 3/18: The Endless Summer Bar-Café Fri.: Famous Benny. 5:30-8:30pm. Sat.: Blues Bob. 5:30-8:30pm. Sun.: Cyrus Clark. 2-5pm. Wed.: Dave Vignoe. 5:30-8:30pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call (805) 564-1200.
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3/13-3/15, 3/18: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Flannel 101. 8:30-11:30pm. Sat.: Danny Milsap & The Only Cash Tribute Band. 8-11pm. Sun.: Randy LeDune. 1-5pm. Free-$5. Wed: Tales from the Tavern: Dave Stamey. 7-9pm. $34.16. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Ages 21+. Call (805) 686-4785.
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3/14-3/15: Island Brewing Company Sat.: Brian Faith Band. 6-9pm. Sun.: Bob Bishop Duo. 3-6pm. 5049 6th St., Carpinteria. Free. Call (805) 7458272. islandbrewingcompany.com
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3/15: Whiskey Richards Friday the 13th Saint Pagan’s Day Massacre: Sutratma, Odinsun (formerly Skald), Colpolscopy, Mvrmvr. 10pm-1am. Whiskey Richards, 435 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 963-1786.
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Now open through May 3, 2020 MAXIMUS ART GALLERY An exhibit about the diversity and abundance of wildlife in North America in the early 19th century as witnessed by artists and ornithologists, paired with their own prophetic warnings about wilderness loss during their time.
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13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Stroll Put on your green and join the Santa Barbara Independent for our 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Stroll! We will start at the Indy headquarters and stroll down State Street, ending at Institution Ale. Kids are welcome! 5pm. S.B. Independent HQ, 12 E. Figueroa St. Free. Call (805) 965-5205. tinyurl.com/IndyStroll2020
3/14: Lucky Leprechauns Workshop Leprechauns will add a little luck to your day as you turn boxes and other reuse materials into festive St. Patrick’s creations. 10am-noon. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. Children ages 6 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Call (805) 884-0459.
3/14, 3/17: S.B. St. Patrick’s Day Block Party & Pub Crawl! Celebrate the day bar bouncing, with
free welcome shots, discounts, and entry into more 10 participating bars and nightclubs. Saturday checkin is 2-6 p.m.; Tuesday check-in is 4-8 p.m. Sat.: 2pm-2am; Tue.: 4pm-2am. Night Lizard Brewing Co., 607 State St. $13-$23. Ages 21+. tinyurl.com/BlockPartyPubCrawl
3/14-3/15: Folk Orchestra of S.B.:Irish 2020 This all-Irish program from S.B.’s own 30-piece Folk
Orchestra will be playing a rich blend of folk and classical music with unique arrangements. Hear songs such as “Danny Boy,”“The Wild Rover,”and many more. Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 4pm. Presidio Chapel, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, 125 E. Canon Perdido St. $36.50. Call (805) 260-3223.
3/14: LepreCon St. Patrick’s Crawl S.B. Arrive anytime between 2 and 10 p.m. to check in with staff outside the venues, which are to be announced. Receive a wristband and enjoy live entertainment, no cover charges, drink specials, costume contests, and cash prizes. 2pm-2am. Location TBA. $10-$20. Ages 21+. tinyurl.com/LepreConCrawl 3/17: Annual St. Patty’s Bash in the Bar with Spencer & The Worried Lads Don’t miss another edition of this annual tradition of live music and food and drink specials throughout the evening! 5:309pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $5. Call (805) 962-7776. sohosb.com 3/17: St. Patrick’s Day at Roof Top Bistro & Bar Luck will be on your side with live music, coloring and fun stuff for the kids, and Irish-inspired specials such as corned beef and hash/cabbage, green beer, green apple Irish Mule, and more! 4-9pm. Roof Top Bistro & Bar, Hilton Garden Inn S.B., 6878 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Free.tinyurl.com/RoofTopBistro-Bar
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Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, 10am-2pm
Old Town S.B.: 500-600 blocks of State St., 4-7:30pm
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Rain or shine, meet local fishermen on the Harbor’s commercial pier, and buy fresh fish (filleted or whole), live crab, abalone, sea urchins, and more. 117 Harbor Wy., 6-11am. Call (805) 259-7476. cfsb.info/sat
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hen Starbucks wanted to rent La Arcada’s large corner space at State and Figueroa streets, NO VACANCY: La Arcada owner Lynne Tahmisian is famous for keeping her Lynne Tahmisian told them no. The storefronts full. commercial plaza owner said she of Entrepreneurship Rock Star award. “Lynne Tahwasn’t interested in leasing to a chain. “It’s about a lot more than just filling a vacant spot,” misian is the perfect Spirit of Entrepreneurship Rock she explained. “It’s about the energy that a business Star because we are honoring students and women brings to the atmosphere, and what they can add to entrepreneurs, and she has been incredibly supportive of both throughout her career,” said Kathy Odell, the La Arcada family.” For the past 20 years, Tahmisian has employed CEO of WEV. “And through her involvement with this unusual if effective business strategy that favors Westmont College, she helps many students find their localism and longevity over a quick profit. She keeps passion for both life and business.” Tahmisian has deep ties to Westmont. Her father, lease rates low and lends a hand during tough times. During the library remodel next door in 2015, she can- the late Dwight Small, was a professor emeritus there. celed everyone’s rent for a month. She did the same She graduated in 1967 and has served as a boardmember since 2012. In addition to her extended La Arcada after the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow. “In both of these cases, I knew that business was family, Tahmisian is a mother of three and has five down and they were struggling,” said Tahmisian. “I grandchildren. Proceeds from the awards dinner go straight to stuwanted to do what I could to help them get through the storm. I often say it’s difficult to get into La Arcada, dent entrepreneurship, including seed capital to the but once you do, we will do just about anything to winners of SBCC’s New Venture Challenge, a busikeep you and help you succeed.” It’s no accident, then, ness-plan competition for students. For information that La Arcada’s 22 retail spaces have remained full about sponsorship opportunities, visit soefoundation while the rest of State Street struggles with vacancies. .org or contact Kate MacNaughton at kmacnaughton At a May 1 dinner at the Hilton, Women’s Eco- @wevonline.org or (805) 908-0091. —Indy Indy Staff nomic Ventures will present Tahmisian with its Spirit
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Elings Hires Living Lawnmowers F orget a gardener—Elings Park just hired a flock of 200 Merino sheep to keep its south bluffs free of weeds. These sheep, fondly nicknamed the “ewes with ocean views,” will graze on the park’s fire-prone and invasive plants, all the while conditioning the soil with their hooves. Sheep are both a healthier and cuter alternative to herbicides, and Elings will host the flock over the next two or so weeks, depending on appetites. The public is welcome to hike onto the bluffs during daylight hours to see them in action.
“To our knowledge, this is a first for the park,” said Elings Park Operations Director Marinella Baker. “We’re curious to see the effect on the landscape, and we plan to monitor it over the coming years.” Merino sheep, best known for their high-quality wool, are highly adaptable and thrive in almost any climate because of their affinity for hardy weeds. Originally domesticated in New Zealand and Australia, they have a strong flocking instinct, making them perfect for targeted grazing. The sheep are provided by Cuyama Lamb, a central California ranching outfit that specializes in land restoration and lamb products. Previously dispatched to the Gaviota Coast, San Marcos Preserve, and Quail Ridge, the flock is protected and kept in place by fencing and netting. At night, it’s watched over by big Great Pyrenees sheepdogs, who’ve lived with the flock since their puppyhood. The work is being carried out in collaboration with Channel Islands Restoration, a nonprofit organization specializing in education and the management of both native and invasive plant species. EWES WITH VIEWS: Sheep make quick work of weeds and brush. —Hali Mecklin
his morning, a charming young woman named Nancy called to let me know that I had qualified for an amazing free cruise to the Bahamas. Now, like many of you, this wasn’t the first time that something this special had been offered to me. In fact, one of my semi-retirement hobbies is trying to get myself removed from as many call lists as possible. Although there are extraordinary deals on everything from home security systems to jaw-dropping credit card discounts, I’d prefer to be left alone. So, I patiently waited while I was transferred from my robo-caller to my live operator, Nancy. But before I could politely ask to be taken off her call list, Nancy immediately let me know there had never been a better time to take a cruise. And it was absolutely free! All I had to do was tell friends about my fun-packed experience on her luxurious ship. I was stunned. This seemed the equivalent of a World War II German operator offering an all-expenses paid train trip to the Eastern Front. I asked her how often she had heard the term “coronavirus.” She hesitated and then said, “You know, this really isn’t much worse than the swine flu.” I at once asked if she knew that the 2009 pandemic had resulted in between 150,000-575,000 fatalities. She hadn’t heard that, but she said people get sick from the flu every winter. That was no reason to pass up a free vacation. I pressed on. Had she, perhaps, heard of the Spanish flu? Of course, she hadn’t. I told her that in 1919, over 500 million people were infected worldwide. It was one of the deadliest epidemics in human history. It killed over 190,000 Americans in one month! Nancy was undeterred. “You know, we have open bars on the ship. That means free drinks whenever you get tired of being at the pool. Plus, that other virus was a long time ago,” she said. “We know how to take care of things like that today.” I didn’t have the heart to tell Nancy that we actually don’t. There’s no vaccine, and nobody knows how long it will be before we find a way to stop it. “Anyway, nobody has died on any of our cruises!” “Nancy,” I said, “has anybody today actually signed up for a cruise?” “Well, not yet, but I just came on duty.” Nancy lowered her voice. “You know, these cruise ships are very, very big. All you have to do is stay away from the other guests.” Should I have told Nancy that the human transmission of the coronavirus happens when an infected person sneezes or coughs? That more than half a million virus particles spread in an amazingly wide radius? And that they stay there for quite some time, so that even the next day, you can easily pick up the infection by simply putting your hand in the wrong place and then touching your face? Instead I asked, “Nancy, would you want any of your family or loved ones to go on this cruise?” There was a long pause, and then the line went dead. I was sad about not being able to go to the Bahamas, and worse, I was still on their call list, but at least I was still alive. —David Obst
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Today, it’s mainly Scar and Shaikewitz making the wine. Van Atta and Weider passed away, and Primbs is quite ill. Along the way, they learned what most professional winemakers would also attest to: “Winemaking is very In a rare public showing, all three will be similar to cooking,” participating in the Santa Barbara Culinary says Shaikewitz. Experience at the Hotel Californian on Sun“If you start with day, March 15, speaking about their expegood ingredients, riences and pouring selected wines you should be able to at 11 a.m. Tickets are $30. See make a good product. sbce.events/events/homeBut if you start off with winemakers. bad grapes, you’d better be a magician!”
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PAGAN BROTHERS HAPPY SUNDAYS: The late Luis Goena (left) and Antonio Gardella work on a batch of Companeros wine.
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Meet Our Home Winemakers Making Wine for Passion’s Sake
ome winemaking in Santa Barbara stretches back to the colonial era, but the modern era kicked off in grand fashion in the 1950s, when bacchanalian grape stomps went down on Mountain Drive. Many uphold that tradition today, and here are three passion-driven projects that have stood true tests of time.
“It was our church,” explained Antonio Gardella of the early days of Companeros, the project he started in 1985 with Sid Ackert, Luis Goena, and, eventually, Art Morel. “Every other week, we’d get together on Sunday and spend four hours together. We just enjoyed the friendship, and getting your hands dirty with grapes is always so much fun.” Gardella got his start by helping Jim Clendenen and Adam Tolmach at Au Bon Climat in the early 1980s. When Tolmach left Au Bon Climat to focus on the Ojai Vineyard, he invited Gardella and friends down for harvest in 1985. “Adam said, ‘Why don’t you pick some and make your own wine?’ ” explained Gardella. They rescued enough zinfandel to foot-stomp their first barrel of wine. For a winery, Ackert, BY MATT KETTMANN a retired aerospace engineer, offered an old horse stable surrounded by oak trees on his Rattlesnake Canyon property. They cleaned it up and acquired stainless-steel tanks that had been used as soup vats by the Lompoc penitentiary. The name was suggested by Goena. “He was a real Zorba the Greek character,” said Gardella of Goena. “ ‘Compañeros’ just means ‘buddies.’ ” Companeros was producing up to 12 barrels a year at its peak and had 26 barrels in the winery at one point. They won hundreds of gold medals and blue ribbons at fairs around the state and garnered praise from
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renowned critic Robert Parker as well as Julia Child, Fess Parker, and numerous winemakers. In 2009, the Jesusita Fire burned down Ackert’s house and their winery. The Companeros downsized, moving into a small room in Morel’s house, where they still make wine today. Goena passed away in 2014 — “There were 900 people at his funeral,” said Gardella. “We served 33 cases of Companeros wine” — and Ackert died four years later. His son, David, joined the buddies, as has winemaker Craig Jaffurs, who came onboard after selling his eponymous winery. They’ve produced more than 300 different wines and counting. “It’s a labor of love more than anything,” said Gardella. “We’ve had wines that we poured down the creek, but overall, we’ve been very happy and lucky.”
“Our forefathers made wine to play in. We’re gonna make wine to drink.” That was the sentiment behind the second founding of Pagan Brothers, which is the reincarnation of the Pagan Brothers’ Golden Goat Winery, founded on Mountain Drive in 1952 by “Wild” Bill Neely, a potter and park ranger, and adobe architect Frank Robinson. When Wild Bill’s son, Chris Neely, and his friend Norm Grant decided to dust off the old digs and start anew, the idea was more precision than partying. “We decided that we drink so much wine, we might as well start making it,” recalled Grant of their 1981 decision. “And Chris said, ‘I have the perfect place.’ ” A Santa Barbara native, Grant knew of the Mountain Drive grape stomps and had been to Neely’s house before. But he was “totally surprised” to learn that the old winery was on his friend’s property, just down the hill. They cracked open an old door to find an intact winery, albeit dusty and outdated. “They just abandoned it,” said Grant of the winery’s mid-’70s demise. Even the old
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“The last thing I wanted to do was go into the wine business,” said Dick Shaikewitz. But the first thing this attorney from St. Louis wanted to do upon retiring to Santa Barbara in 1997 was make wine for fun. Then Shaikewitz met Montecito resident Lou Weider, who owned a large ranch in Paso Robles that grew wine ORIGINAL CREW: From left, Luis Goena, Sid Ackert, Dr. Art Morel, and Antonio Gardella grapes. To their winemaking team they hang out inside the old Companeros winery. added ophthalmologist Dr. George Primbs, who came up with the name Los Cinco Locos, equipment from Santa Cruz Island’s 19th-century winor “The Five Crazies”; biophysicist John Van Atta, ery was still there. “They bought equipment that was 50 whose scientific background would come in handy; years old in the ’50s — it was turn-of-the-century stuff,” and Howard Scar, whose horse stable the team turned said Grant. “We threw out all of the old vintages sitting in barrels, cleaned it up, and started making wine.” into a winery. The original process was pretty crude. They used the In 2000, after buying used barrels from Chris Whitcraft as well as a destemmer and a press, the Locos made old hand-crank crusher that spilled the harvest onto three barrels of wine from Weider’s vineyard. With help chicken wire, where they scraped the fruit from the vines. from winemakers such as Bruce McGuire, Steve Clif- “It was pretty rough on the hands,” said Grant. “Talk ton, and Craig Jaffurs, they steadily expanded vineyard about black fingers.” After the juice fermented, they’d sources to such places as Bien Nacido, Kick-On Ranch, put the must into the basket press, which could process about a quarter ton at a time. From the must cake, and Lucas & Lewellen.
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the majority of Mexicans who are aware of what she’s contributed in late 2013 and wanted to do a to Mexico, especially cooks project on the matriarchy of and chefs, are immensely Mexican food traditions. I grateful toward Diana. was researching Mexican Interestingly, the cultural women to interview and found Diana Kennedy appropriation questions seem to come from peoon Wikipedia. I’d been studying food and food ple who don’t know anypeople for years and was thing about her and just shocked I’d never heard hear “British woman” and BY MATT KETTMANN of her. She wasn’t Mexican, “Mexican food expert” and feel the two phrases are inconbut trustworthy sources were gruent. I guess I would’ve had a calling her the world’s academic similar reaction at first. expert on Mexican food. Extremely motivated to interview her, I spent the next hour trying to find a way to contact her What broader message do you hope this film conand eventually gave up with no leads. She lives veys to the audience? I think it’s an interesting in the middle of the mountains in Michoacán commentary on the nature of authentic passion and might not be an emailer, I thought. About 20 and drive for something. In the U.S., we are so minutes later, I went to a local bookstore called bogged down with the question of, “What am I BookPeople, pulled into the parking lot, and going to do with my life?” instead of, “What am looked up at the marquee. It said, “Book-Signing I going to do right now?” In the same vein, we with Diana Kennedy Tomorrow.” say, “This is what I should do” instead of, “This I laughed, in complete shock. It was kind of is what I want to do.” a series of rapid-fire dominoes from there. I I think Diana’s unwillingness to compromise immediately knew something bizarrely cosmic or bend to any expectations of her while followand bigger than me was happening. ing her truest desires from age 17 to 97 is a rare and liberating concept and an essential takeHow did you convince her that you were the right away for a capitalistic society that praises and filmmaker to tell her story in a feature-length way? rewards for being a functional cog in someone When we met at the book-signing the following else’s wheel. night, I introduced myself at the beginning as an interested filmmaker and waited until the very What does she think of the film? She likes it! At first end of the event to talk to her. She said, “You’re she was a little unsure. I think she just wanted to still here? What do you want from me?” I said, “I make sure it gained some measure of legitimacy think a lot more people need to hear your voice because she knows she’s worth it. n
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and know who you are.” She responded with a minor threat: “Well, somebody tried to do a documentary about me last year, and they screwed me, so I’m suing them.” Not exactly what I wanted to hear. I said, “No pressure. We don’t have to do this.” She replied, coyly, “Well, my friends at the New York Times all tell me I need somebody filming me all the time.” I said, “Can I be that person?” Diana replied, “Can you fund it?” I said, “Of course,” even though I only had about $200 to my name. I figured when you’re handed this rare and special of an opportunity, you have to say yes with confidence and figure the rest out later.
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BELL’S FOR JULIA: Greg and Daisy Ryan of Bell’s Bistro in Los Alamos is one 18 venues across Santa Barbara County celebrating Julia and Paul Child with menu specials as part of the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, March 13-15.
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bara County will celebrate the legacy of Julia and Paul Child with Dine Around Town with Julia and Cocktail Crawl with Paul Child. Menu specials inspired by Julia Child have been created by each venue with the addition of inspired craft cocktails that would make Paul Child proud. The event is being held in partnership with the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience and the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. Participants include: Bell’s, Bettina, Bibi Ji, Bob’s Well Bread Bakery, Café Ana, Djinn at Hotel Californian, Finch & Fork at Kimpton Canary, Full of Life Flatbread, Glass House, Hitching Post 2, The Lark, Oliver’s, Paradise Café, Pearl Social, San Ysidro Ranch, Satellite, Scarlett Begonia, The Daisy, The Good Lion, Ty Lounge at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, and Via Maestra 42. Visit sbce.events/events. FUNK ZONE RAMEN RETURNS: The Santa Barbara
Join the Santa Barbara Independent, Samsara Winery, and Lemon & Coriander for a night of food, wine, and conversation at our first Indy Dinner Club event.
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Enjoy a 4-course winemaker dinner with dishes prepared by Chef Owen Hanavan and wine pairings curated by Winemaker Matt Brady. Independent Editor Matt Kettmann will discuss food and wine with both throughout the evening.
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Wine Collective, at 131 Anacapa Street, Ste. C, in the Funk Zone, presents the return of Chef Weston Richards’s signature Ramen Republic, every Friday and Saturday, 5-8 p.m., throughout March. Richards has been perfecting his recipes for years. He makes the fresh ramen noodles by hand from flour, water, and sodium carbonate, which give the noodles their signature color, flavor, and bouncy texture. Guests can slurp down steaming bowls of ramen flavors that include house-made sweet and spicy pork sausage with smoked pork dashi, Brussels sprouts, and soft egg; or white miso ramen with shiitake mushrooms, winter squash, scallions, and cilantro; and shoestring fries with furikake, sticky sauce, and aioli. This simple, three-item menu is available for eating in or takeout, served while supplies last, with no reservations. Visit santabarbarawine collective.com.
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ADVENTUROUS ARTIST: On her new album, Jaime, which is named after an older sister who died tragically at age 13, Brittany Howard (pictured) wrote all the songs and played all the guitar parts.
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ith the 2019 solo release Jaime, Brittany Howard stepped away from her role as lead singer of Alabama Shakes and into a new phase of passionate self-invention. For Jaime, which is named after an older sister who died tragically at age 13, Howard wrote all the songs, played all the guitar parts, and pushed herself to become an even more adventurous artist than she was on the Shakes’ groundbreaking Sound & Color in 2015. Weaving together a wide range of influences — vintage soul, as always, but also Prince, hip-hop, acoustic ballads, and psychedelia — Howard nevertheless made something concrete and coherent out of a life that has been changing rapidly for a decade. When she arrives at The Arlington Theatre on Wednesday, March 18, she will come with a great band, awesome back-up singers, and a renewed sense of purpose that makes all of the music she’s playing right now sound joyful and heroic. The Independent caught up with Howard by phone a few weeks ago. The transcript below has been edited for length and clarity.
here. And I’ve always been really aware of that. How does it feel to take your power and put it onstage? What’s it like to look out and see four or five thousand people and then use your voice to bring that group together? It’s really hard to put into words, actually, because sometimes I’m so present with the emotionality of performing. And the songs that I’m singing, I mean, I’m present with everything, like, why I’m hitting this note or how hard I’m hitting this note and what next moves I’m going to take. Everything is so alive that sometimes I forget that I’m there. It’s kind of hard to talk about what it feels like because the feeling is so overwhelming, almost like a rocket ship blasting off or some sort of animal or something.
What did it mean for you to make this record, and how does it relate to how you Brittany Howard will perform came to be an artist? I That’s a degree of presence on Wednesday, March 18, think this record was a that’s beyond simply being 8 p.m., at The Arlington really personal dive into focused or paying attenTheatre (1317 State St.). See how I even got here in the tion — when the self kind thearlingtontheatre.com. first place. It’s like a lot of difof goes away. That is what ferent chapters: my life from it feels like—the self does go childhood to now. And my sister away. And then there’s just all of has always been a big part of my life. Even this energy and all these people, but I don’t though she isn’t here, you know, she’s right see them. I feel easy. When I’m right with all
this like rocket fuel, then I’m just out of there. Is that a rare experience, to be in that state? Everybody has that power. And everyone can feel that calling to just be in their power and be in the present moment and feel things for a second. I feel like in this day and age, people don’t connect to that as much because they have other ways. They think that cell phones, computers, watching or distracting them or whatever is fulfilling, but this connection is a necessary thing, and that’s why I do what I do. The last few years, maybe even just the last 18 months, you’ve made a lot of personal decisions: You got married, you went solo, and you moved to a new place. How has it been to take control so many aspects of your life? I feel like I’m finally living. I feel like, oddly enough, with all the wonderful things that were happening to me, I was like, “Oh, look what’s happening now.” … It’s so amazing. But I never really stopped to think, “Well, what do I want?” Because I was like, “I love what I’m getting; this is wonderful.” But then once I realized I can steer the ship, and I started participating in my own life more, it made things challenging. That’s really what I’ve done, is made everything just kind of more difficult for myself, but in a good way.
The traditional Sleeping Beauty story presents cultural challenges to a contemporary audience — a stranger kissing an unconscious woman isn’t the heroic gesture it used to be viewed as. Thanks to State Street Ballet, however, female choreographers are coming to Beauty’s rescue. On Saturday, March 14, the company will present the classic Tchaikovsky/ Petipa Sleeping Beauty as reimagined for 21st-century audiences of all ages. Choreographers Cecily Stewart MacDougall, Megan Philipp, and Marina Fliagina have taken on the daunting task of adapting the classic ballet version while altering certain details to deliver a message of women’s self-empowerment. One of the most eye-catching aspects of this new production comes thanks to UCSB professor Christina McCarthy, who designed a 15-foot wearable dragon to act as sidekick to the wicked fairy, Carabosse. With great props, moving colors, beautiful costumes, and the dancing, this 90-minute version of what was originally a two-and-a-half-hour ballet should keep the kids engaged through every second. As part of their popular Family Series, State Street Ballet intends Sleeping Beauty to resonate with all ages. MacDougall pointed out some of her favorite moments to watch for, including the Garland Waltz, during which the prince and Aurora fall in love in the forest, as well as any scene with Carabosse, the Maleficent fairy godmother, and her dragon sidekick. The show has already played to several thousand people in Fresno, where the company performed it two weeks ago. The evening of Saturday, March 14, is the only public performance, but State Street Ballet will also present a special school-day matinee on Friday, March 13, when more than a thousand grade school students can thrill to this reworked classic of the ballet tradition. —Daisy Finefrock
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COMEDY AFOOT: Matthew Kleeburg (pictured far left) stars as the titular green ogre in Dos Pueblos’s production of Shrek: The Musical; Maggie Mortensen and Andrew Miller star in San Marcos’s The Drowsy Chaperone, a play within a play about a marriage comedy that begins with the lead-up to the wedding of a tycoon and a starlet.
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n Santa Barbara, the theater season is heavily influenced ideal show for teenagers (and a delight for their parents, who by the academic calendar (one of our town’s driving cul- undoubtedly read the novel as a child). tural forces) and generally runs from September to May, Following on Matilda’s heels is the Dos Pueblos High School culminating in a flurry of Broadway and West End favorites, production of Shrek: The Musical, based on the 2001 film about presented by the area high schools. This year, the offerings an ogre who finds a family of choice through an enchanted include three shows about disenfranchised characters finding adventure in the imaginary kingdom of Duloc. Because Shrek their voices and happy endings and two time-capsule pieces is a big, green, flatulent monster, he lives alone in his swamp to (one modern, one from 1950) that transport audiences to avoid the prejudice he faces throughout the domain. Matthew American eras past. Kleeburg, who plays Shrek, commented on the relevance of In calendar order: Lompoc High School presents Matilda; this show to kids of high school age: “The whole show is about Dos Pueblos High School presents Shrek: The Musiembracing who you are no matter what you look cal; Laguna Blanca presents Guys and Dolls; San like or where you come from. I know a lot Marcos High School takes on The Drowsy of high schoolers [who] wrestle with this Chaperone; and Otto Layman, longtime every day. I hope that this show will director of the theater program at Santa help inspire everyone to learn to love Barbara High School, takes his final bow themselves and those around them with Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre no matter who they are.” Shrek Dame: The Musical. runs at DPHS April 3-18. In the category of Broadway Each of these musicals falls into an revivals, Laguna Blanca’s Guys and auspicious category: shows that can be done in (or adapted for) school producDolls (by Broadway giant of yestions. So few West End, Broadway, or teryear Frank Loesser) brings the off-Broadway musicals are appropriate history of Broadway to the presentfor high schools. More often than not, the day stage with this early Tony winner. by Maggie Yates themes are too mature, the language is too “Guys and Dolls is definitely a classic! caustic, the characters are not appropriate for It’s the epitome of what a musical is, and all child actors, or the singing parts are too intense for theater students should come to know this show nonprofessionals. It’s challenging to find a high school musical at some point,” said director Miriam Dance. The songs that stands the test of time (many now register as racist or sex- are in the classic, mid-century Broadway style and encourage a ist in the changing cultural scape), interests the students, and generation of kids raised on Hamilton, Wicked, and Dear Evan is reasonable in terms of needed performance and technical Hansen to explore the theatrical style of last century, when thecapabilities. This batch of shows is both entertaining (to audi- ater bore stronger ties to vaudeville. The “guys” are small-time ences and students) and educational in the connections the gamblers dodging the law; the “dolls” are the women who love them despite their ne’er-do-well ways. Through a modern lens, students make between the production and their own lives. The season kicks off with Matilda at Lompoc High School in the show is campy and high-energy, and the students agree North County. Matilda, which runs March 13-22, features that working on this production has encouraged them to get Lauren Jansen and Delanie Valencia in the title role of a preco- invested in this new-to-them style of show tunes, “regardless cious child genius who thwarts her principal, the Trunchbull of growing up in a certain culture,” said Dance. Guys and Dolls (a true Roald Dahl–style villain), in her attempts to bully runs April 30-May 2. teachers and students alike. Matilda’s intense brainpower gives At San Marcos High School, director Shannon Saleh is working her the special skill of telekinesis, which allows for plenty of with a different take on the “classic” Broadway, with the lively stage magic throughout the show. Based on Dahl’s novel of Drowsy Chaperone. This 2006 Tony winner shows a socially the same name, Matilda has a lot of moving parts, but the anxious Broadway fan (known as the “person in a chair”) whimsical outlandishness of the story and music make it an alone in their apartment listening to a record of their favorite
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musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. This musical is from “the past,” set sometime in the general 1920s-1940s. As the record plays, the person in the chair imagines the production, which appears before their eyes. This armchair expert offers commentary on the production as it progresses. The play within the play is a marriage comedy that begins with the lead-up to the wedding of a tycoon and a starlet. “The premise of the show is that theater and music offer a wonderful balm to the spirit and an escape from ‘non-specific sadness,’ which plagues our narrator,” said Saleh. “The show unfolds, scene by scene, from the walls of her apartment.” Said Roz Borah, who plays the person in the chair: “[This role] is by far the most challenging and most fun of anything I’ve ever gotten to do. My character basically never leaves the stage, so I’ve had a great time finding variety in lines that may seem similar on the surface and ways to tell smaller stories within the big one.” The students have also found themes throughout this show of imagination being important in the 21st century’s influx of digital devices and the significance of storytelling in all its forms. The Drowsy Chaperone runs April 30-May 9. Finally, Otto Layman takes on his final show at Santa Barbara High School before retirement, marking the end of an era. He describes the show, Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as epic and tragic. Based on the main character in the novel by Victor Hugo, the Hunchback is the malformed Quasimodo (played by Daniel Sabraw), the bell ringer in Notre Dame cathedral. This iconic structure will be created on the SBHS stage for this story of romance and redemption. After a life spent cloistered in the cathedral with the priests, including archdeacon Frollo (Carter Beaudette), who raised him in the bell towers, Quasi decides to visit the streets below, only to find the world can be very cruel. Both Quasi and Frollo fall in love with the vibrant Esmeralda, turning Quasimodo’s awakening into a whirlwind of love and despair. The Hunchback of Notre Dame runs May 1-10; don’t miss Layman’s final show — he’s planning on retiring on the highest of notes. With a five-show lineup of comedy and drama (and lots of great music), this year’s high school musical season promises laughter, catharsis, and some difficult goodbyes to seniors and teachers who’ve made their mark on these programs. These shows are creating and sending off the next generation of musical theater performers, educators, and appreciators into the world to continue perpetuating this amazing art form. n
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hope with my book that I can raise awareness and also bring joy to people who just love horses,” said photographer Deborah Kalas about her new tome, The Wild Herd: A Vanishing American Treasure. The 160page coffee table book does exactly that — it’s filled with stunning, intimate pictures of the horses living through the seasons in North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). Six years ago, Kalas, who had a successful career taking high-end family portraits in the Hamptons, began a project close to her heart — capturing on film the 138 horses that roam TRNP’s 45,000 acres. “It was probably five years of photographing before I decided that I thought I had enough to make a book,” she said. “Initially, I probably edited 12,000 photos down to a couple hundred and then narrowed it down from that.” Just over two years ago, Kalas moved to Santa Barbara, where I recently caught up with her over the phone to talk about her book, which Kirkus named one of the top 100 books of 2019. How did you know where to find the wild horse herds? In 2014, I took a workshop with a photographer, STUNNING PHOTOS CAPTURE and he introduced me to the park, and there’s what they call LIVES OF HORSES IN THEODORE a loop road. So you can drive ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK around the road, and at certain times of the year, the bands may by Michelle Drown be close to the road, and they’re easy to find. Other times of the year, you may have to hike into the park. There are trails that you can take: You’re following either a park trail or horse trail. Probably some of my most favorite images were made by hiking into the interior of the park.
Are your photos of one herd or several? Well, there is a herd of horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.… Within the herd, there are bands. A band is composed of generally one head stallion, mares and foals, and the younger stallions, until they reach an age when they have to leave the band — the father kind of drives them away.… Now, the stallion is not necessarily the one that leads the band. It’s a lead mare that basically is the one that says, All right, we’re moving. And the stallion is the one at the end kind of making sure that everybody keeps moving.
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Many of your photos capture the tenderness between the horses, which is so sweet. In many ways, the behaviors that you see mimic our own family. You’ll have a grandmother that helps her daughter with a new baby. You’ll have a yearling or a 2 year old that’s going to play or discipline a foal. You have certain mares within a band that you’ll always find together. There’s one mother and daughter that I have photographed since the daughter was just a young foal. And every time I see them, they are always touching. Now, the foal is 5 or 6 years old, and they’re still together. What is your goal with this book? I’m hoping to raise awareness of the plight of the wild horse in this country. There is legislation called the Path Forward that calls for removing 150,000 wild horses [from public land] in the next five years. There are not 150,000 horses out there. So basically, it means they’re going to remove all the wild horses from all of the Bureau of Land Management land.… I do agree there needs to be some use of birth control, and there needs to be some herd management, but I don’t agree with taking every wild horse [out] of the wild.
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UPON A TIME, MAYBE M I N I S E R I E S T H AT S H I N E LAVISH LIGHT ON PAST
hese great miniseries shine a lavish light on a past that was, that might have been, and that might be.
Babylon Berlin (Netflix; subtitles): To date, I haven’t seen a series as gorgeously and creatively produced as this German noir-ish take on the Weimar Republic. The Berlin “Cabaret”-style years are the backdrop for this saga of political intrigue and dazzling decadence. There’s a tormented cop, an atypical typist, a great train robbery, and a porn ring. There are debauched parties as well as Communist and Nationalistic ones; there’s treachery, conspiracy, romance, and heroism. Have some glue on the night table to keep your eyelids open. Godless (Netflix): Once upon a time in the West, there was an isolated mining town terrorized by a ruthless gang led by Jeff Daniels. Cinematography, production values, and suspense are tops. Be warned that things can become very violent, and there’s a certain amount of gore along with a certain amount of romance. The cool thing is that the town is run by women, and the female-style vengeance can blow your brains out.
A Very English Scandal (Amazon): This is a brilliant dramatization of the 15 years leading up to the 1979 murder trial of Member of Parliament Jeremy Thorpe. Hugh Grant Babylon Berlin
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won many awards for his portrayal of the closeted MP, as did Ben Whishaw as his anguished, working-class lover. What sets this three-episode series apart, besides the terrific acting, is the assured back-and-forth of tones from wacky to tragic.
Occupied (Netflix; subtitles): Not so much alternate history as alternate current events, this Norwegian geopolitical thriller imagines Russia conducting a “silk glove” invasion of Norway. In its twisty,
dramatic unfolding, a new idealistic government pays the price for its environmentally friendly policies by opening the door to plotters both within and without its borders. It was conceived by the great Nordic-noir thriller writer Jo Nesbø. I only watched the first season so far.
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The Game (Amazon): In a very John le Carré-ish 1970s London Cold War setting, a KGB defector reveals (or does he?) a dangerously wicked plot. MI-5 assembles a secret group of intel officers to unwind the details, and you become caught up in their lives as well as the race to thwart the evildoers.
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Burden (117 mins., R) Garrett Hedlund stars as Mike Burden, an orphan who was taken in and raised by the Ku Klux Klan. After meeting Judy (Andrea Riseborough), however, Burden decides to leave the group, but the Klan goes after him, Judy, and her son. Based on true events. Paseo Nuevo
flee their home and find they not only have to face the deadly creatures but other nefarious threats in the outside world. Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou also star. Camino Real/ Metro 4 (Opens Thu., Mar. 19)
Saint Frances (106 mins., NR) When Bridget gets unexpectedly pregnant, she gets a job as a nanny to a 6-year-old to decide whether or not she wants to become a mother. The Hitchcock
is back in a cheerful and gentle work of art. Thanks to Anya Taylor-Joy’s performance as the privileged heroine, a witty script, and production design that whisks audiences into the rolling hills of 19th-century England, the source material springs to life like flower trees in spring. Everything about it is alive. Whether Emma is setting her bestie up with dates or trying to find love herself, the romance is matched by charming period details that range from costumes to the film’s updated title, Emma. (AL)
The Times of Bill Cunningham
MARCH 13 - 19 “TRIUMPHANT” – ROLLING STONE
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Mark Bozek directs this documentary ab out New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. The Hitchcock
The Hunt The Hunt (115 mins., R) Based on a 1924 short story, this thriller tells of 12 strangers who awake with amnesia in a field to discover they are being hunted for sport by a group of gentries. Camino Real/Metro 4 I Still Believe (115 mins., PG) KJ Apa stars as Jeremy Camp in this film based on Camp’s memoir about his first wife, who died of cancer four months after they married. It follows Camp through college and his rise to professional Christian singer/songwriter.
(112 mins., PG-13)
Since this is a tale of a girl, Wendy (Devin France), fleeing with her parents to a faraway land, there’s no escaping the parallels to J.M. Barrie’s original story. What hooks audiences here, however, is a sense of place that washes over the viewer. In montage sequences, kids frolic through tropical forests as vast as the horizons. Using 16mm handheld shots, director Benh Zeitlin creates a youthful atmosphere that makes adult viewers feel young again, even if the film itself grows old, which it does after an hour of Terrence Malick–like voiceovers, which amount to every variation of “we will never grow up!” imaginable. For all its declarations on how we write our own stories, Wendy’s story hasn’t been written with any sense of flow or pace. What it does have is an inspiring message on how kids are the future. (AL) Paseo Nuevo
O The Invisible Man
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There’s more to The Invisible Man than meets the eye. Because the filmmakers don’t follow H.G. Wells’s original novel scene by scene, they have opened their world to not only seat clenching horror but also a visionary look at the #MeToo era. The plot centers on Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss). Having escaped her abusive husband, she realizes she hasn’t escaped the trauma he has caused. Or maybe she hasn’t escaped him at all? Could he be invisible? For two hours, this keeps us guessing. Thanks to a tour de force from Moss and creeping camerawork, director Leigh Whannell’s film demands to be seen. (AL) Camino Real/Metro 4
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O Portrait of a Lady on Fire (120 mins., R)
In France circa the late 18th century, artist Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is hired to paint a wedding portrait of a beautiful aristocrat fresh out of the convent. It’s a simple narrative structure yielding surprisingly rich and moving results, with unabashed feminist overtones. (JW) Riviera
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➤ O Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band (100 mins., R) For fans of The Band, director Daniel Roher’s new rock doc is something of a mixed blessing—the film often fascinates and fills in historical blanks but also busts open some of the band’s innate mystique. As the title reads, this is an account told from the perspective of master songwriter/guitarist Robbie Robertson, based on his book, and glides over the controversy regarding his domineering hand in the band. Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Martin Scorsese, and Peter Gabriel weigh in with rightfully gushing praises, but I wish the film had included more material, and some commentary, from Garth Hudson, the enigmatic guru/ genius at the keys, and more input from Richard Manuel and Rick Dano. But this is Robbie’s spotlight and narrative. What’s left is a miraculous body of music, stunning to this day. (JW) Riviera A Quiet Place Part II (97 mins., PG-13) The Abbott family saga continues as Evelyn (Emily Blunt), Regan (Millicent Simmonds), and Marcus (Noah Jupe)
NOW SHOWING The Call of the Wild (100 mins., PG) Harrison Ford stars in this cinematic adaptation of Jack London’s 1903 novel. Fiesta 5
Onward (109 mins., PG) Pixar’s latest is an urban fantasy about magic and two brothers’ quest for their father, who died when they were babies. Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia LouisDreyfus, and Octavia Spencer lend their voices. Camino Real/Fiesta 5
➤ O Emma.
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In Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation of Emma, everyone’s favorite matchmaker
Sonic the Hedgehog (100 mins., PG) The video-game 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).
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Former basketball player Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) is offered a coaching job at his college alma mater. Old demons begin to haunt him as the team starts to win. Camino Real/Metro 4
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Warriors 15 extra possessions. aucho basketball: Good to the The 57 Ranger registered a doublelast drop. That was the story of double of 20 points and 12 rebounds UCSB’s regular-season finales, in her last home game. She hopes to which the Gaucho men’s and extend her career deep into the NAIA women’s teams both won on buzzerNational Women’s Championships at beating shots. Billings, Montana. Westmont (27-3) JaQuori McLaughlin did the deed figures to be one of the top seeds in the last Saturday night at the Thunder32-team tournament after winning its dome. His fall-away jumper in the lane fifth consecutive GSAC tournament gently touched the rim and the backtitle. The Warriors were upset in the board before settling into the hoop as first round of last year’s nationals, leavtime expired, boosting the Gauchos to ing what Moore called “a pretty sour a 69-67 victory over Cal Poly. The largtaste in our mouth” that they are deterest home crowd of the season went into mined to wash away. a frenzy at the dramatic conclusion. Westmont also is headed to the Even more stunning was the GauNAIA men’s nationals at Kansas City. cho women’s 57-56 win at Hawai‘i three The Warrior men (26-5), led by junior nights earlier. They were on the verge of guard Abram Carrasco, the GSAC a disappointing loss when the Wahine Player of the Year, won the regulartook a 56-55 lead with nine seconds season title but lost to Arizona Chrisremaining. The time was down to four tian in the conference tournament seconds after a Hawai‘i foul forced semifinals. them to inbound the ball from the sideWESTMONT WARRIORS WIN: The Westmont women’s basketball team battled for the championship last Saturday. “We’re built for line. Junior guard Danae Miller took the the long haul,” said Coach Kirsten Moore. “Deep in games, fatigue doesn’t affect us.” AMBER MAMBA: Amber Melgoza, pass, dribbled toward the baseline, and, Santa Barbara High’s all-time leading with 0.2 seconds showing, tossed up a scorer, tallied 30 points in her final collegiate game as Washington floater that swished through the net. DANCING WARRIORS: On second thought, parity is not in the March Madness has arrived. The tension will go several notches vocabulary of Westmont College women’s basketball. The War- lost to Utah in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament. higher this week at the Big West Tournament at the Honda Center riors are small — their starting lineup goes 50, 53, 55, 57, and The senior guard received all-conference honors for the third in Anaheim. The UCSB men are seeded No. 3 and will open against 511 — but they have been mighty of heart and peerless in execu- consecutive year after leading the Huskies in scoring (17.2 points per game) and assists (2.8). She was at her best in a 74-68 upset No. 6 UC Riverside at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Win three tion while cutting their last 14 opponents down to size. games, and they will qualify for the NCAA’s Big Dance. They went up against the last team to beat them, The Master’s of No. 8 UCLA, posting 22 points, six rebounds, and five assists. “She’s as competitive as any competitor I have ever been The Gaucho women are within two victories of the prize. They Mustangs, in Saturday’s championship game of the Golden State earned a No. 2 seed and have a bye to the semifinals at 2:30 p.m. Athletic Conference Tournament at Murchison Gym. Led by around,” Washington coach Jody Wynn told the Seattle Times. Friday, March 13. phenomenal 66 sophomore Stephanie Soares, who ended up “You know, watching Amber play, you just don’t ever want that 40 The favorites are the regular-season champions: UC Irvine’s with a 35-point, 22-rebound game, the visitors raced out to a 9-0 minutes to ever end. It is like you could just sit and watch her drive men, who return several players from a team that won an NCAA lead midway through the first quarter. Yet the Warriors were and watch her competitive juices flow all day long.” first-round game against Kansas State last year, and UC Davis’s brimming with confidence. women. Westmont coach Kirsten Moore’s message to the team during a SAVE THE DATE: Mike Moropoulos’s license plates said it all: “SB Parity has been the timeout: “Everybody take a deep breath. See the ball going in; the DONS.” He was a huge part of Santa Barbara High athletics for 35 word throughout col- next shots are going in. These are our rims. You’ve shot thousands years as a coach and administrator. Moropoulos died on February 16 at almost 90. A ceremony honoring his life will take place lege basketball this season. The Gaucho men (21-10) won their of shots on these rims.” home game against Irvine (21-11) on February 8, but in their return Play resumed with a three-point bucket by Westmont guard at Peabody Stadium — finally near the end of its reconstruction n match, after All-Big West guard Max Heidegger suffered a severe Lauren Tsuneishi, another three by center Kaitlin Larson, a short — on Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. ankle injury, the Anteaters prevailed. jumper by Stefanie Berberabe, and a three by Maud Ranger. One bad quarter cost the UCSB women in a 66-63 defeat at UC It was 11-11. Game on. Davis. Ila Lane, named the Big West Freshman of the Year, is a big The Mustangs did not go away. Early in the fourth quarreason the Gauchos improved from 8-22 last year to 14-15 (9-7 in the ter, the towering Soares gave them a 60-55 lead by sinking conference) this season. The 64 center is the leading rebounder in her third three-pointer. The meticulous game plan devised NCAA Division 1, averaging 13 a game. by the Westmont coaches did not take that into account, Coach Bonnie Henrickson said Lane’s rebounding was more but no matter. They had the visitors where they wanted than a result of her size and technique: “It’s her want-to … her desire them — in a state of near exhaustion. The Warriors scored to chase down loose balls.” I can attest to that, seeing Lane dive the next 14 points, opening up a double-digit lead on their headlong at midcourt the first time I watched her play. way to a 76-67 victory. “We’re built for the long haul,” Moore said. “Deep in games, fatigue doesn’t affect us.” Four Westmont starters — Iyree Jarrett, Tsuneishi, Ranger, and Berberabe — played the full 40 minutes, while Larson logged 36. “We’re just a bunch of fighters,” said Ranger, the team’s 3/13: College Men’s Volleyball: Long Beach State only senior. “We’re the most prepared team in the at UCSB Rob Gym will be rocking when the Gauchos nation. Hard things are thrown at us every day in take on the Beach, the two-time defending national practice. What you see on the court is a reflection champions. UCSB is 14-2, losing only a pair at No. Stefanie Berberabe, JaQuori McLaughlin, of our coaches and how together we are off the 1 BYU, and is ranked No. 3, a spot ahead of Long Westmont basketball UCSB basketball Beach (10-1). Gaucho outside hitter Randy DeWeese court.” The sophomore guard scored a teamThe junior guard’s 17 points and six pounded 20 kills in a recent sweep of USC and put The most telling statistic of Saturday’s game was high 26 points against The Master’s in assists sparked a comeback against Cal down 22 more in a four-set victory over UCLA. 7pm. turnovers. Westmont had three in the first half and the GSAC championship game, as well Poly, culminating in his winning shot at Rob Gym, UCSB. $5-$8. Call (805) 893-UCSB (8272) or visit zero — nada — in the second. Their relentless defensive as 19 points in the semifinals against the buzzer. 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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Giacomo Puccini’s famous opera
Tosca premiered in 1900. It featured a heroine named Tosca. In 1914, Puccini’s favorite Tosca, a soprano singer named Maria Jeritza, was performing in a production at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. As she got ready to sing an aria entitled “I Live for Art,” she stumbled and fell. Rather than struggle awkwardly to rise, she pretended that this was all quite natural — called for in the script. She sang the entire piece while lying on the floor. Puccini loved it! Ever since then, most of the singers who have played the role of Tosca have sung “I Live for Art” while prone. I suggest you regard this as an inspirational teaching. What lucky accidents could you make into permanent additions or enhancements?
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Taurus poet Gary Snyder said, “Three-
fourths of philosophy and literature is the talk of people trying to convince themselves that they really like the cage they were tricked into entering.” Personally, I think that many of us, not just philosophers and writers, do the same thing. Are you one of us? Your first assignment during the next four weeks will be to explore whether you do indeed tend to convince yourself that you like the cage you were tricked into entering. Your second assignment: If you find that you are in a cage, do everything you can to stop liking it. Third assignment: Use all your ingenuity, call on all the favors you’re owed, and conjure up the necessary magic so that you can flee the cage.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Your body is not a temple,” declared
author and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. “It’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” I half-agree with him. I’m deeply devoted to regarding the body as an amusement park. It should be a source of endless fun and enjoyment. We have the right — indeed, I’d say a duty — to wield our bodies in ways that immerse us in the mysteries and miracles of pleasure. But here’s where I disagree with Bourdain: I believe the body is also a temple that deserves our reverence and respect and protective tenderness. Your assignment in the com-
ing weeks, Gemini, is to raise your commitment to treating your body as both an amusement park and a holy temple.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Early in his career, Cancerian painter
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about the arts of intimacy? Would you be willing to meditate on how you might bring additional creativity and flair into your close alliances? If you answered yes to those questions, the next six weeks will provide you with ample opportunities to dive into all that fun work. “Collaboration” and “cooperation” will be words of power for you. “Synergy and symbiosis” should be your tender battle cry.
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796–1875) sold only a few paintings. But eventually his luck improved. Once he was financially successful, he became very generous. He wielded his influence to get jobs for other art- LIBRA ists, and he mentored many artists as well. Sometimes (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): As you come to the climax of your he added a few dabs of paint to the finished works of Season of Good Gaffes and Lucky Bloopers, I’ll remind younger, struggling painters, then signed the canvases you of folk singer Pete Seeger’s definition of a “prowith his own name so that the works could more easily ductive mistake.” He said it had these five qualities: “(1) made in the service of mission be sold. The coming weeks will be a HOMEWORK: “In purely spirifavorable time to adopt your own and vision; (2) acknowledged as a tual matters, God grants all desires. version of Corot’s approach toward mistake; (3) learned from; (4) conThose who have less have asked for those around you who could benefit sidered valuable; (5) shared for the less,” wrote Simone Weil. Is that from your help and support. (P.S. benefit of all.” Let’s hope, Libra, that true for you? Freewillastrology.com. It’s in your selfish interest to do so, your recent twists and turns fit at least some of these descriptions! although the reasons why may not be clear for a while.)
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Composer Brian Eno has testified
that African music underlies and influences much of his work. He exults in the freedom and unpredictability it encourages. Why? Here’s one reason: In African songs, there are often multiple rhythms. And they’re not locked together; they float freely in relationship to each other. Eno says this is different from Western music, whose salient quality is that all the rhythmic elements are contained “in little boxes” — locked into a tyrannically mechanical clockwork pattern. According to my reading of the astrological omens, dear Leo, the coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to experiment with Eno’s insight. How? Escape mechanical clockwork patterns and activate the “multiple, freefloating rhythm” metaphor in everything you do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Are you interested in enhancing your mastery of togetherness? Are you open to my suggestion that you should seek out practical education
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Would you consider making one more
push, Scorpio? Can I coax you to continue your halfconfusing, half-rewarding quest? Are you willing to wander even further out into the frontier and take yet another smart risk and try one additional experiment? I hope so. You may not yet be fully convinced of the value of these forays outside your comfort zone, but I suspect you will ultimately be glad that you have chosen what’s interesting over what’s convenient. P.S. In the coming weeks, you could permanently expand your reservoir of courage.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A traditional astrologer might say
that you Sagittarians typically spend less time at home than any other sign of the zodiac. Some of you folks even rebel against the idea that having a stable home is a health-giving essential. You may feel that you can’t be totally free unless you always have your next jaunt or journey planned, or unless you always have a home away from home to escape to. I understand
and appreciate these quirks about your tribe, but am also committed to coaxing you to boost your homebody quotient. Now would be a perfect time to do that. You’re more open than usual to the joy and power of cultivating a nurturing home.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The more crooked the path, the faster
you’ll get to where you’re going. Every apparent detour will in fact be at least a semi-valuable shortcut. Any obstacle that seems to block your way will inspire you to get smarter and more resourceful, thereby activating lucky breaks that bring unexpected grace. So don’t waste even a minute cursing outbreaks of inconvenience, my dear, because those outbreaks will ultimately save you time and make life easier. (P.S. During the coming weeks, conventional wisdom will be even more irrelevant than it usually is.)
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): When I was a young adult, I was
unskilled and indigent. Many restaurants exploited my feeble prowess at washing pots, pans, and dishes, but the meager wage they paid me barely kept me fed and housed. You will perhaps understand why, now that I’m grown up, I am averse to cleaning pots, pans, and dishes, including my own. That’s why I pay a helper to do that job. Is there an equivalent theme in your own life? An onerous task or grueling responsibility that oppressed you or still oppresses you? Now is a good time to find a way to declare your independence from it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): I suspect your fantasy life will be especially potent in the coming weeks. Your imagination will have an enhanced power to generate visions that could eventually manifest as actual events and situations. On the one hand, that could be dicey, because you can’t afford to overindulge in fearful speculations and worried agitation. On the other hand, that could be dramatically empowering, because your good new ideas and budding dreams may start generating practical possibilities rather quickly.
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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SALVADOR APARICIO, JR. NO: 20PR00071 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of SALVADOR CENEN APARICIO, JR. AKA SAL APARICIO, JR. AND SAL C. APARICIO A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: ROBERT APARICIO in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): ROBERT APARICIO 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 4/2/2020 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: Lori A. Lewis, Esq., Mullen & Henzell, L.L.P. 112 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 966‑1501. Published Feb 27. Mar 5, 12 2020. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JAMES SERENO BRETT NO: 20PR00069 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of JAMES SERENO BRETT A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: SERENA EVANS BEEKS and ROBERT JOHN EVANS, Jr. in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): SERENA EVANS BEEKS and ROBERT JOHN EVANS, Jr. 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
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LEGALS 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 4/2/2020 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: Douglas D. Rossi, Price Postel & Parma LLP 200 E. Carrillo St. Ste. 400 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑962‑0011 Published Feb 27. Mar 5, 12 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CC INTERNATIONAL COMPANY at 2519 Murrell Road Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Neil Chu (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Neil Chu Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Maria F Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000727. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STEWART FINANCIAL at 3493 Foothill Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Bryan James Stewart (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 2, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000674. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: POSH ART GALLERY & HAIR STUDIO, POSH GALLERY & STUDIO at 19 E Canon Perdido St Suite C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mona Lisa Aguilar 1535 Loma St Santa Barbara, CA 93103 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 2, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000685. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GRATEFUL DAY MUSIC, SANTA BARBARA VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY at 1318 Mountain Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anita Frances Bayley (same address) Bradford Jay Bayley (same address) conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Brad Bayley 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, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000267. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WAE DESIGNS at 228 W Anapamu St. Apt. A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kathryn Grace Eberle (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Katie Eberle Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 10, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000451. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SALON DEL MAR at 633 East Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; SDM Hair Studio, LLC 19 Oak St. #B Santa Barbara, CA 93103 conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 5, 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: 2020‑0000409. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOLDEN COAST BURLS at 1243 Bel Air Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Robert Brandt Golden (same address) 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: 2020‑0000368. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FLAIR PROJECT at 522 East Anapamu D Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ivaylo Peshev (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Ivaylo Peshev Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 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 Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000289. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CRUZ BUSINESS SERVICES at 5276 Hollister Ave. Suite 406 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Guisela Nohemi Cruz 7190 Davenport Rd. #108 Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by a Individual Signed: Guisela Nohemi Cruz Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000493. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JESSICA BARKER MEDICAL AESTHETICS at 300 Salida Del Sol Santa Barbara, CA 93109; JHB Medical Aesthetics, PC (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 12, 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: 2020‑0000481. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DIALYN at 1485 East Valley Road #6 Montecito, CA 93108; Dialyn LLC 2207 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 12, 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: 2020‑0000478. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB TILE AND STONE at 93 Castilian Dr Goleta, CA 93117; Laura Prieto 1116 Bath St Apt J Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 12, 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: 2020‑0000476. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SWOOSH SCOOTERS at 5432 Tree Farm Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Swoosh Electric Transportation Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: John Feeley Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 6, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000433. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRAVEL WITH ANAIYA, VILLA ORGANIC CLEANING SERVICES at 516 W Islay Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anaiya Latwai Mussolini (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 11, 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: 2020‑0000470. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: GIANT BEAVER TREE SERVICES at 130 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Keith Bradford Strauss 340 Old Mill Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by a Individual Signed: Keith Strauss Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2020‑0000490. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CALM PHOTOGRAPHS at 5 La Cadena St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Moises Lopez (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Moises Lopez Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 11, 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 Lopez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000466. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INTERMEZZO, WINE CASK, INTERMEZZO BY WINE CASK, THE WINE CASK at 813 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; SB Wine Cask Ventures, LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Lisa Velez, Agent Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000494. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JORDAN KUYKENDALL FITNESS at 1331 San Andreas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jordan Kuykendall 4128 Via Andorra, Apt B Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000580. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SAN MIGUEL ASSOCIATION at 6274 Shamrock Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Louise Ann Cruz (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000581. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AMY HAGEN at 6522 Camino Caseta Goleta, CA 93117; Amy Hagen Violin Studio LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Amy Hagen, Manager Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 18, 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: 2020‑0000510. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PROCESS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS at 415 Alameda Padre Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93103; David Nathaniel White (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: David White Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 20, 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: 2020‑0000556. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ST. GEORGE & ASSOCIATES at 831 Cliff Drive, Suite 100 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Community Housing Management Group, LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 18, 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: 2020‑0000513. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OT INSPIRED at 405 Ellwood Beach Dr. Apt A Goleta, CA 93117; Kristina Fluitt (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Kristina Fluitt Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000497. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MCFADDEN & MCFADDEN PUBLIC RELATIONS at 945 Ward Dr. #128 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Maureen McFadden (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Maureen McFadden Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2020‑0000573. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DG PRIVATE TR, DG PRIVATE TRUST at 100 N. La Cumbre Rd #6 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Danielle Guerrera Trustee (same address) conducted by a Trust Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 20, 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: 2020‑0000548. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BETTY PAGE RUM, HIGH ROLLER TIKI LOUNGE at 433 Alisal Rd, Ste A Solvang, CA 93463; Cardiff Giant Enterprises, LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 11, 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: 2020‑0000469. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JOSH OF ALL TRADES at 401 Chapala St., #205 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Josh Blair (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 20, 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: 2020‑0000562. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SKIN CARE INSTITUTE, SKIN PROPHECY CLINIC at 130 S. Hope Ave Space F‑127 Suite #107 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Darlene Serpa‑Wickman 1012 West Sola St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by a Individual Signed: Darlene Serpa‑Wickman 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: 2020‑0000381. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OAM FINE ART at 802 W. Micheltorena St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Olivia Anna Mohler‑Masclet (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Olivia Mohler‑Masclet Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 20, 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: 2020‑0000560. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ACE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING CO. at 875 Amethyst Drive Santa Maria, CA 93455; Daniel B. Arellano (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Daniel B. Arellano 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2020‑0000438. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEACH CITY at 831 Cliff Drive, Suite 100 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Unknown Drean, LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 18, 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: 2020‑0000519. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CIRCLE BAR B, CIRCLE BAR B RANCH, CIRCLE BAR B STABLES at 1800 Refugio Road Goleta, CA 93117; PMB Stock Company (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 19, 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: 2020‑0000536. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: IMAGINE X FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY at 804 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Adam Harcourt Chiropractic, P.C. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 18, 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: 2020‑0000515. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: QUEVOLA LEARNING SERVICES at 5074 Ella Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Dawer Perez Canete (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Dawer Perez Canete Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 18, 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: 2020‑0000505. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LAROSSA LUNDY LANDSCAPE at 1120 San Pascual #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Larossa Lundy Landscape LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 18, 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: 2020‑0000525. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOODLAND COMMERCIAL CLEANING at 170 Nectarine Ave Apt A Goleta, CA 93117; Mario Avila Cornejo (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2020‑0000487. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PACIFIC SCHOOL OF WRITING at 88 S. Patterson Ave #106 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Marcia Meier (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Marcia Meier Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 11, 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: 2020‑0000463. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JUAN GUARNEROS PAINTING at 3702 Amalfi Way #B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Juan A. Guarneros (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 18, 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: 2020‑0000528. Published: Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: IMPERIAL HEATING & AIR at 1913 Castillo St #5 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Carlos Moctezuma (same address) conducted by a Individual 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: 2020‑0000344. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GROUNDED at 1342 Kenwood Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Riley Kriebel (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 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: 2020‑0000610. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INTERNET WORLDWIDE DEVELOPMENT, IWD STORYTELLERS at 16 Touran Ln Goleta, CA 93117; Jack Malken (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Jack Malken Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 18, 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: 2020‑0000527. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLOOMING LOTUS AYURVEDA at 409 E. Sola St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jennifer Ayres (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2020‑0000635. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LAGS SURGERY CENTER MONTECITO at 1110 Coast Village Circle Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Spine And Pain Center of Santa Barbara, Inc. 135 Carmen Lane Santa Maria, CA 93458 conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 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 Yocelyn Lopez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000613. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VIGNA LAW GROUP at 1155 Coast Village Road, Suite 3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Greg Vigna, M.D., J.D., A PLC (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2020‑0000639. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUMMIT GASOLINE at 8 S. Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Scripps Fuel Center, Inc. 2370 Westwood Blvd. Suite K Los Angeles, CA 90064 conducted by a Corporation Signed: Kristine Sandoval (Agent) Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 26, 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: 2020‑0000617. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020.
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LEGALS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE CORPS at 888 Veronica Springs Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Whitworth Quality Clothing, Inc. 27 West Anapamu St Suite 125 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2020‑0000568. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ADVANCED HOME INFUSIONS at 5340 Hollister Avenue, Suite A Goleta, CA 93111; Mission Health Care Pharmacy Corporation (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Nissrin Mahmond, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 26, 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: 2020‑0000626. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TOAST SB at 1239 Richelle Lane, Unit J Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Tamara Stahlheber (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Tamara Stahlheber Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000665. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MARTINEAU DEVELOPMENT at 130 Santa Ynez St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Marty Ingraham (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000692. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OLIVE VIEW COMPUTING at 1450 Alameda Padre Serra Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Randolf B Evered (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Rachel Becerra. FBN Number: 2020‑0000696. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ADCW, ATTIC SALT WINE COMPANY, ANOTHER DUMB CHEF AND WINEMAKER, ATTIC SALT WINES, ATTIC SALT WINE, LEGENDARY PIE WINES at 90 Easy Street Buellton, CA 93427; Robert Dafoe (same address) Jason Tuley 3911 Clover Lane Santa Ynez, CA 93460 conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000699. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BOGO SB, BOGO SB PIZZA COMPANY, BOGO SB CATERING, BOGO SB PIZZA DELIVERY COMPANY, BOGO CATERING COMPANY RESTAURANT ROOMSERVICE at 1114 State Street #20 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Delivery SB LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000690. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ON POINT ARCHERY ACADEMY at 4864 Glenn Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Nicholas Hart (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Nick Hart Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Fed 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2020‑0000501. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 2GRANEAZE ADVENTURES at 5727 Gato Ave #B Goleta, CA 93117; Tamra A Van Order (same address) Nadine M De Bruin 296 N Hope Ave Space #43 Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Tamra A. Van Order Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Fed 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: 2020‑0000634. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 4SKIN at 2985 Steele Street Los Olivos, CA 93441; 4Skin Industries (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: James Lawson Director Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 5, 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: 2020‑0000718. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BACKROADS at 4888 Ogram Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Fatima A Ward (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Fatima A Ward Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Maria F Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000731. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CRYSTAL CHIROPRACTIC at 310 Pine Ave Suite B Goleta, CA 93117; Crystal Ann Galvan 464 Vereda Del Ciervo Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 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: 2020‑0000596. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LAUNDRY WEST at 1200 West Ocean Ave. Lompoc, CA 93436; Santa Barbara Soap Co Inc. 5698 Hollister Ave Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by an Corporation Signed: Aaron Boucher Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2020‑0000747. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOLETA VINEYARD, NEW WINE, VCFG, GOLETA VINEYARD, CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, NEW WINE VINEYARD, VINEYARD CHRISTIAN, FELLOWSHIP OF GOLETA, GOLETA VINEYARD CHURCH, VCF OF GOLETA at 5073 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93116; Nicholas Catley Trustee 475 N San Marcos Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Mia Mejia Trustee 7465 Hollister Avenue #435 Goleta, CA 93117; Samantha Catley Trustee 475 N San Marcos Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Melene Lockart Trustee 6234 Marlborough Drive Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by an Trust Signed: Nicholas Catley Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Maria F Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000744. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020.
NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BARBARA GEORDIE ARMSTRONG ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV00639 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: BARBARBA GEORDIE ARMSTRONG TO: GEORDIE ESME ARMSTRONG 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 April 8, 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 February 13, 2020 by Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 5, 12 2020. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF LINDA SUSAN WEINMAN TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV00526 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: LINDA SUSAN WEINMAN TO: LYNDA SUSAN WEINMAN THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING April 8, 2020 9:30 am, Dept 6, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the 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. Stephen N. Yungling, SBN 197832; MULLEN & HENZELL, LLP 112 E. Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 966‑1501 Dated Feb 13, 2020. by Donna D. Geck of the Superior Court. Published. Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF FRANCESCA
ISABELLE BANZON TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV00533 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: FRANCESCA ISABELLE BANZON aka FRANCESCA ISABELLE G BANZON aka FRANCESCA ISABELLE G SEN TO: FRANCESCA ISABELLE SEN THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING April 1, 2020 9:30 am, Dept 6, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the 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 Feb 13, 2020. by Donna D. Geck of the Superior Court. Published. Feb 27. Mar 5, 12, 19 2020. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF LORI OFATEAD TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV00789 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: LORI BETH OFSTEAD TO: LORI BETH SWAN THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING April 17, 2020 9:30 am, Dept 4, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the 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 Mar 3, 2020. by Donna D. Geck of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 12,19, 26. Apr 2 2020. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF FORREST SEBASTIAN BEST HOOSER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV01007 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: FORREST SEBASTIAN BEST HOOSER TO: FORREST SEBASTIAN HARROW THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING April 17, 2020 9:30 am, Dept 4, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the 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 Mar 3, 2020. by Donna D. Geck of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 12,19, 26. Apr 2 2020. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF PIERCE MICHAEL FRAWLEY TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV01148 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: PIERCE MICHAEL FRAWLEY TO: PIERCE MICHAEL KHOUGAZ THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING April 20, 2020 9:30 am, Dept 5, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the 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 Mar 4, 2020. by Colleen K. Sterne of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 12,19, 26. Apr 2 2020. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SAVANNAH KATHARINE HUDSON TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV00986 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: SAVANNAH KATHARINE
HUDSON TO: SAVANNAH KATHARINE HARROW THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING April 20, 2020 9:30 am, Dept 5, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the 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 Mar 4, 2020. by Colleen K. Sterne of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 12,19, 26. Apr 2 2020.
PUBLIC NOTICES EXTRA SPACE STORAGE will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 6640 Discovery Drive, Goleta CA. 93117. March 26, 2020 at 3:30 PM Ling Sheng Q bed, table, chairs. Felicia Spurlock
clothes, tools Andrew Gonzales Garage Stuff, Clothes, Boxes The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetreasures. com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. MOBILITIE LLC is proposing to install new wireless telecommunications antennas on an existing building located at 651 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, CA 93101. The proposed project includes the installation of antennas at a height of 70’ on the 65’ building, which is located to the north of the intersection of Chapala St & W Ortega St. Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending such comments to: Project 6120001070 ‑ MH EBI Consulting, 6876 Susquehanna Trail South, York, PA 17403, or via telephone at (785) 760‑5938.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING City Council Meeting 5:30 p.m. March 17, 2020 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Goleta will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., at the City of Goleta, City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite. B, Goleta, CA to: Consider adoption of resolutions modifying the City of Goleta User Fees and Charges Schedules. The User Fees schedules include but are not limited to all City service, permitting and use fees with the exception of Developer Impact Fees. A list of proposed fees is available for public viewing during normal business hours at the City of Goleta Offices, at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/or oral comments. Written submittals concerning agenda items may be sent to the City Clerk Group e-mail: email@example.com; or mail: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117. In order to be disseminated to the City Council for consideration during the Council meeting, written information must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Monday at noon prior to the City Council meeting. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional information is on file at the City Clerk’s office, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or can be obtained by calling (805) 961-7505. Contact: Deborah S. Lopez, City Clerk (805) 961-7505. Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk at (805) 9617505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing is required to enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, March 5, 2020 and March 12, 2020
ORDINANCE NO. 20-03 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE NEW ZONING ORDINANCE AS TITLE 17 OF THE GOLETA MUNICIPAL CODE, REPEALING VARIOUS CITY ORDINANCES, AND REPEALING OR AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE GOLETA MUNICIPAL CODE On March 3, 2020 at Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta conducted the second reading and adopted an ordinance that would provide rules and regulations for land use and development on private property. The purpose of the New Zoning Ordinance is to implement the General Plan, and to protect and promote the public health, safety, peace, comfort, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare. The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance No. 20-03 at a regular meeting held on the 3rd day of March 2020, by the following vote: AYES: MAYOR PEROTTE, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE RICHARDS, COUNCILMEMBERS ACEVES, KASDIN AND KYRIACO NOES:
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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