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MJ WRITING CONTEST 19 - 26 March 2020 Vol 26 Issue 12

SERVING MONTECITO AND SUMMERLAND

STRAIGHT TALK WITH THE TOP DOC

Rancho Alegre Rising

Outdoor School seeks to rebuild after being destroyed by fire in 2017; more funds needed, p. 25

Summerland Buzz

Adam McKaig of Adam’s Angels shops for those who can’t do it themselves, plus the latest on closures, p. 20

Quarantine getting you down? Enter our short story contest and win prizes, details p. 26

WE GO RIGHT TO THE SOURCE – DR. LYNN FITZGIBBONS OF COTTAGE HOSPITAL – FOR AN INSIDE LOOK AT HOW MONTECITO AND SANTA BARBARA ARE FARING IN THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS (STORY BEGINS ON P. 18)

Village People

You may know Debbie Ousey as a waitress at the Montecito Coffee Shop. She’s also the owner, p. 16


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INSIDE THIS ISSUE 5 Editorial

When the chips are down, Montecitans go all in

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Montecito Miscellany

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This Week

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Brilliant Thoughts

Gretchen Lieff and Miles Hartfeld had their romantic getaway in Maldives cut short; Gavin Newsom declares war on coronavirus; Katy Perry mourns a loss in the family; local and national cancellations continue; plus sightings Instead of our usual listings, a list of local restaurants that (at press time) were still open and ready for curbside take-out or delivery On finding the fate of long lost friends and other would-be advantages of living a long life

David Yarrow. Fine art photographer, conservationist and author.

10 Letters

A youthful call for action on climate change, plus praise

Laughing Matters 12 On the Record

Will it matter in 30 years?

Organic Soup Kitchen provides healthy and pathogen-free soup delivery during the coronavirus crisis

14 Village Beat

It‘s not easy projecting yourself in the future. But one day, you‘ll be in it. Which is why, from day one, we help make sure you‘re ready throughout your life. That way, you have the confidence to pursue what matters most today, tomorrow and for generations to come. Talk to me today, with an eye on tomorrow. For some of life’s questions, you’re not alone. Together we can find an answer.

Montecito experiences a saturation event, and that’s just the rain. Then there’s the coronavirus pandemic, which explains why the Montecito Association meets remotely; the Montecito Water District prepares; Rancho Alegre rebuilds.

16 Village People

Meet Debbie Ousey of the Montecito Coffee Shop

18 Feature Story

Part One: A deep dive into the coronavirus, treatments, and our hospitals

19 Jerry Meandering

Jerold Oshinsky looks back at his – and America’s – glory years at Columbia University

20 Summerland Buzz

Christopher T. Gallo, CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA® Vice President–Wealth Management Portfolio Manager 805-730-3425 christopher.t.gallo@ubs.com

Adam McKaig of Adam’s Angels shops for those who can’t; coronavirusrelated business closures and more

22 Perspectives

Rinaldo S. Brutoco makes the case for stakeholder capitalism

The Optimist Daily 24 Library Mojo

Resources to use at home while the library is closed

30 Our Town

SB Museum of Natural History hosts a lecture on North America’s missing three billion birds

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33 Spirituality Matters

Sheng Zen meditation; Salt Cave remains open; Yoga Soup closes its doors for the first time in 14 years; plus what’s still open and what’s not

38 Classified Advertising

Our own “Craigslist” of classified ads, in which sellers offer everything from summer rentals to estate sales

39 Local Business Directory

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Editorial by Gwyn Lurie

Social But Not Emotional Distancing

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was talking to a young friend on Friday. She grew up in Montecito and is in her sophomore year of college in Santa Barbara. We were commiserating about her school, and my daughters’ local schools, all coming to such an abruptly surreal halt when my friend looked at me and said, “Same thing happened my senior year of high school during the debris flow.” She smiled but I could see the angst in her eyes. What the heck is going on? It’s a good question. Indeed, it’s easy to look at our calamities of the last three years: the Thomas Fire, the debris flow, and coronavirus quarantine like a 1-2-3 punch that is testing our collective resolve and resilience. But as tragic as these events have been, I personally am grateful for lessons learned and systems put in place that continue to pay dividends going forward. As recently as Monday, an email went around the Featherhill community in Romero Canyon about a localized mudflow. Literally within 10 minutes of that email, our awesome Fire Chief, Kevin Taylor, was assuring folks that resources were already being deployed, and former SB Fire Chief and TPRC head Pat McElroy was looped in and monitoring the situation as well. So yes, our January 2018 debris flow was horrendous. But we made it a teachable moment and, as a result, have better emergency systems in place now than we had then. When our mountains start to liquefy, I am thankful for our debris nets, thankful for our top notch first responders, thankful to know there’s a Bucket Brigade, and thankful we have a new debris basin in the works for Randall Road.

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Monte ito Miscellany by Richard Mineards

Richard covered the Royal Family for Britain’s Daily Mirror and Daily Mail, and was an editor on New York Magazine. He was also a national anchor on CBS, a commentator on ABC Network News, gossip on The Joan Rivers Show and Geraldo Rivera, host on E! TV, a correspondent on the syndicated show Extra, a commentator on the KTLA Morning News and Entertainment Tonight. He moved to Montecito 13 years ago.

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ontecito animal activist Gretchen Lieff and fiancé Miles Hartfeld had their romantic vacation to the Maldives and India cut short after President Donald Trump’s announcement about new travel measures fighting the spread of the coronavirus. “We found ourselves in the middle of the Indian Ocean on an island 200 miles north of the Equator,” says Gretchen. “We came for a romantic getaway, flying to the Maldives from LAX, via Singapore. “Singapore Airport was eerily quiet after a 17-hour flight, with us being greeted by white-suited garbed medical teams pointing thermal scanners Gretchen Lieff and Miles Hartfeld exchange vows in the Maldives

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to catch anyone who might register an above normal temperature.” But the exotic itinerary was curtailed after Trump announced new restrictions. “As we were packing to leave Malé for Delhi the Indian government closed its border,” adds Gretchen. “We could have slipped in, but it appeared to be too dangerous at this point. The country has the potential of being the next coronavirus hotspot.” “We flew to the Maldives to share our love. We’ve done that and are so happy to have accomplished that. It’s so strange to have the love and peace of such a beautiful place in contrast to

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Transition House 425 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 INVITATION TO BID Transition House is soliciting sealed bids for the painting restoration of the apartment buildings located at 320 S. Salinas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Recommended course of action for this project 1. 2.

Pressure wash entire exterior of building to remove dirt, oil, or other contaminants. Mechanical and/or hand tool wood trim and trellises as needed to abrade surface in preparation for multi-coat paint system. 3. Apply stucco patch to stucco where holes or large cracks are over 1/8” thick. 4. Calk where stucco meets wood trim as needed. 5. Apply two coats of Devcryl 1440 Low sheen Primer/Finish by International/Devoe. International/Devoe sales rep-Jeremy Fuentez (661) 345-8596. 6. Wood trim 1st prime coat to unpainted raw wood: Mix Vista Uniprime with Peelstop by Zinzzer at approximately 1 parts Peelstop to 2 parts Vista Uniprime to all unpainted raw wood surfaces. May be omitted on currently painted wood surfaces. 7. Wood trim 2nd Prime coat: Apply 1 coat of Vista Primz-all to all wood surfaces. 8. Apply 2 coats of Vista Poly-tech Gloss finish to all wood trim and trellises. 9. Mechanical or hand sand metal hand and guard rails as needed. 10. Apply 1 coat of Polytech Primer to all metal surfaces. 11. Apply 2 coats of Polytech Semi-gloss to all metal surfaces. 12. Patching: Use Vista 55Year Polyurethane calk and/or Vista Elastomeric brush grade patch (Elastomeric patch may be thinned with “Wood trim 1st prime” coat mix at 1 to 3 ratio of Peelstop by Zinzzer and Vista Uniprime as called out above). Spackle: use Crawford’s spackling paste. 13. Rented equipment Scaffolding may be required on the South side of the building between the building and the fence. Scaffold must be secured to the building and erected by workmen certified in scaffold safety. 14. Any substitutions must be pre-approved by owner prior to bid. This is a federally-assisted project and Davis-Bacon (DBRA) requirements will be strictly enforced. Federal Labor Standards provisions HUD-4010 will be incorporated into the successful bidder’s contract and is attached hereto to this bid packet. Contractors, including all subcontractors and apprentices, must be eligible to participate. Federal Wage Determination No. CA20200017 Mod #2 1/31/2020 and State of California Prevailing Wage-Index STB2019-2 are attached to this bid packet and are incorporated herein. All labor is required to be paid at a rate not less than the greater of the current Federal Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage or the State of California Prevailing Wage Determination made by the California Director of Industrial Relations. Transition House will receive sealed bids until 3:00PM on Thursday, April 16, 2020 for the proposed work at its office located at 425 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 at which time and place all bids will be opened. For bids to be considered, responsible contractors must attend a mandatory job walk on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 at 2:00 pm or Thursday April 2nd, 2020 at 10:00am at the job site. 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This Week in and around Montecito

(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail newseditor@montecitojournal.net or call (805) 565-1860)

UNUSUAL TIMES CALL FOR UNUSUAL SOLUTIONS.

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his week, instead of our usual community event listings, This Week In and Around Montecito humbly offers the following information on how you can help our local businesses endure the COVID-19 pandemic. First of all, continue to practice self-distancing – or, to be blunt – just stay in. The good news is you can do that while also supporting Montecito’s local businesses. Although California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered the closure of all bars and wineries, as well as the partial closure of restaurants, you can still order your food to go. If your favorite local restaurant doesn’t offer delivery service, you can still pick up your food; you just can’t dine in. If the restaurant doesn’t offer delivery and you can’t or don’t want to pick up in person, consider doordash.com or grubhub.com as alternatives. The websites are in a perfect position to help local businesses continue to operate during this difficult time. Another way to help: Buy gift cards for friends and family. What better way to ride out the next several weeks than by reading a good book? Forget Amazon and instead, consider Tecolote or Chaucer’s. Also be sure to check out Santa Barbara Restaurant Connection at www.restaurantconnectionsb.com for listings of restaurant deliveries provided by this local service. Here’s a list of restaurants that at press time remain open for take-out and/or delivery and who could use your support: Bettina: Open from 12-8 pm for takeout; 805-770-2383; bettinapizzeria.com Bree’osh: Call 805-969 2500 or 805-705-7415 or go online at www.breeosh.com to pick up in store China Palace: Pick up or doordash. com; 805-565-9380 Caffe Luxxe: Open for online coffee delivery; www.caffeluxxe.com George Dog Food: Complimentary delivery for orders over $40; 805-565-4777 Honor Bar: Curbside to-go service available during normal business hours: 805-969-6964 Jeannine’s: Take-out only. 805-969-0088; doordash.com Little Alex’s: (805) 969-2297; doordash.com Los Arroyos: 805-969-9059. Delivery available at seamless.com, grubhub.com, or doordash.com Lucky’s: Take-out or delivery orders accepted at 3:30 pm for delivery as early as 5 pm; curbside pickup service also available. www.luckys-steakhouse.com Merci Montecito: Take-out only. 805-220-0877; www.mercimontecito.com Montecito Coffee Shop: Take-out only. 805-969-6250; www.montecitocoffeeshop.com Montecito Cleaners: Leave your bag of laundry on your doorstep and have it returned, expertly cleaned, folded, and sealed in bags: (805) 969-3880 Montecito Wine Bistro: The restaurant’s revised hours are 12-8 pm for pick up and delivery. 805-969-7520; www.pierrelafond.com Oliver’s: Open for take-out. 805-9690834; or delivery via doordash.com

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Pane e Vino: Take-out and delivery. 805-969-9274; doordash.com Plow & Angel: Call ahead for curbside service: 805-565-1720 Sakana Sushi Bar: Regular hours: 805-565-2014; www.sb.sakanahe. com San Ysidro Ranch: Currently open and taking reservations until further notice. 805-565-1700; www.sanysidroranch.com Tre Lune: Offering curbside pick-up 11:30 am to 8 pm or delivery through restaurantconnectionsb.com; 805-969-2646; trelunesb.com Via Vai: Take-out only; 805-5659393; doordash.com Village Cheese & Wine Shop: Open for take-out and curbside pick-up: 805-969-3815; villagecheeseandwine.com •MJ

JACK’S WEEKLY FORECAST by Jack Martin After a welcome weeklong deluge, Thursday may still provide us some light showers, but there will be more sun than anything. The low has split off, with one over Nevada and the other south of us. Thursday’s Nevada low could spill back into our area but will be moisture-starved so if any rain occurs it should be light. Both Friday and Saturday should be dry and pleasant days. On Sunday, the next system should drop south and bring back the chance of more rain. Computer models are still struggling with this forecast, but it does appear we will see some rain Sunday night into Monday. We will see how that one shakes out, later in the week.

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Brilliant Thoughts by Ashleigh Brilliant Born London, 1933. Mother Canadian. Father a British civil servant. World War II childhood spent mostly in Toronto and Washington, D.C. Berkeley PhD. in American History, 1964. Living in Santa Barbara since 1973. No children. Best-known for his illustrated epigrams, called “Pot-Shots”, now a series of 10,000. Email ashleigh@west.net or visit www.ashleighbrilliant.com

Best and Worst Friend

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ne of the advantages of outliving people you knew is that you can write freely about them. The worst best friend I ever had was named Nathan Povich Mensh. We were kids when we met in 1941 in Washington, D.C., where our houses backed onto each other, with an alley between. I was eight, and he was seven. Nathan lived with his mother, Doris, his father Ben (who worked in a bank), his sister Marsha, and their maid Henrietta (from whom I learned some of the popular songs of the day). It was through a collision with Nathan in the alley, where we were both running to catch a tossed-up ball, that I lost my two front teeth. Some time after that, I was riding with Nathan and his father in their car. I was sitting between them. Nathan said something his father didn’t like. Ben, who was driving, stretched across me to smack Nathan, but his arm struck my mouth, and broke the denture I had just recently had installed. Nathan was small for his age (my mother called him “The Squirt”) but tended to compensate by being loud and aggressive. Nevertheless, we were “best friends.” We went to the same school and Hebrew School, and one summer, we went away to camp together. It was Camp Airy in the mountains of Maryland. In those days – and for long after – I was, thanks to some whim of my mother, known to everybody as “Junior Brilliant ” (although my father’s name was Victor). I hated my real names, Ashleigh Ellwood, which Nathan knew – but I made him promise not to tell. There is still in existence a letter I wrote home, telling my parents that Nathan was threatening to reveal my names to my fellow-campers. Apparently my mother approached Doris Mensh about this, and the threat was never carried out. But that was the kind of “best friend” I had. Later Nathan conspired with other boys at the synagogue to get me demoted from my elected position as President of the “Children’s Congregation.” This also didn’t work, possibly because it was known that my family would soon be going back to England. But we were friends, and we did play together, and often went to the movies together. Once, for some reason, his father “parked” us in a theater for several hours, where we had to watch the same movie over and over again. I 19 – 26 March 2020

still shudder when that film, Northern Pursuit, comes on TV. (The German villain is played by Helmut Dantine, whose name confused me, because of its similarity to Dentine Chewing Gum which was widely advertised at the time – I can still sing you the jingle.) After we left Washington, I practically lost contact with Nathan, except once, when he was in the Navy, and I was a graduate student at Claremont, where he came and visited me. We seemed to have so little in common, I couldn’t help asking myself, “How could we ever have been friends?” Subsequently, I think he went into the used-car business.

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There is still in existence a letter I wrote home, telling my parents that Nathan was threatening to reveal my names to my fellow-campers.

But many years later, when I’d made something of a success with my PotShots, Nathan came into my life in a different connection. As I told you, his middle name was Povich. His uncle, Shirley Povich, who was a very wellknown sports writer for the Washington Post, had several children, one of whom was Maury, who became a major celebrity as host of his own TV show. Nathan now apparently sought to capitalize on his relationship with his cousin Maury, and his “friendship” with me. He approached me by telephone with the idea that he could get me on the Maury Povich Show – but he would want to be paid for this service. So, he was now no longer my friend, but my agent. Hungry for publicity, I didn’t decline. If this scheme had panned out, it would probably have changed my life. But it turned out that Nathan didn’t have as much influence with his cousin Maury as he thought – or wanted me to think – and the whole plan fizzled. Despite whatever literary reputation I may have achieved, I’ve never yet been on any widely-seen TV show. That was the last direct contact I had with my former best friend. When I tried to look him up a few years ago, I found that he had died in 1999, and is buried in a “National Cemetery,” in a place called Indiantown Gap in Pennsylvania. •MJ

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he article written by Mitchell Kriegman for your March 5, 2020 issue on a new vision for downtown Santa Barbara was amazing! The in-depth background, pictures of the conceptual drawings, and relevant interviews with stakeholders all combined to well-inform the reader. Thank you for not letting the hard work that was done by so many of our most talented local architects be forgotten. I hope there is a renewed call to action based on your article. I for one will be talking about it to anyone who will listen! Jeff DeVine President & CEO

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German couple was worried that their three-year-old son had never spoken and they were considering bringing him to a psychologist for testing. One night, however, the little one suddenly bangs his spoon on the table and yells: “This soup is cold!” The parents were overwhelmed with joy. “Hans, this is wonderful,” says his dad. “You’ve never said anything, and now we see you can talk. We are so relieved!” The boy’s mother asks: “But, why have you never said a word to us before, Hans?” “Everything has been satisfactory until now,” he responds.

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I’m Jordan Schmoller. I’m working on student activism at my school, Montecito Union. I would like you to help me with spreading awareness about climate change and its effect on marine life. I know that many people in Montecito live by the ocean and care about it. This topic is very important to me because I play beach volleyball twice a week and do junior life guards every summer, if that is prevented because of rising sea levels, where do I play and

spend a fun time in the summer then? This opportunity can really make a change in our community and maybe the rest of Santa Barbara County. If you can put something into your newspaper, I would like you to put in is: Many people may not know the effect we have on the environment, for example when we drive our cars, leave a piece of plastic on the floor, or even just breathing. I don’t suggest you stop breathing, but maybe cut down on using fossil based items. The number one cause of carbon dioxide being let off into the atmosphere is from fossil fuel use, like burning coal, gas, and deforestation. You might be thinking “What?! Cutting down trees causes carbon dioxide to be let off into the atmosphere?” Well, yes because a tree is a carbon sink, a place that stores carbon. We use carbon dioxide every day, all of the time. I hope this article changes your mind and hopefully makes a difference in our community. Some things people can do to help out are by planting more trees, cutting down on driving your car (ride a bike or walk), and buying less plastic products. Again, thank you so much Montecito Journal if you give me this opportunity! Jordan Schmoller Montecito Union School •MJ

Doberman, Golden Retriever, and cat have died. All three face God who asks them what they believe in. The Doberman says, “I believe in discipline, training, and the protection of my master.” “Good,” says God, “then sit down on my right side.” “Golden Retriever, what do you believe in?” asks God. “I believe in love, fun, and loyalty to my master.” “Aha. Then you may sit on my left,” says God. He then looks at the cat and asks, “And what do you believe in?” The cat looks at God and says, “I believe you are sitting in my seat.”

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ON THE RECORD

Nicholas Schou

Nicholas Schou is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of several books, including Orange Sunshine and Kill the Messenger, his writing has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The Atlantic, and other fine publications. If you have tips or stories about Montecito, please email him at newseditor@montecitojournal.net.

Organic Soup Kitchen Expands Delivery Service During Coronavirus Crisis

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n the past several days, the so-called coronavirus or COVID19 pandemic has spread into California and registered its first infection in Santa Barbara. On March 13, Santa Barbara’s Organic Soup Kitchen announced it is expanding its delivery service to help people stay in and stay healthy during the health scare. “We produce soup and deliver to about 300 homes,” says co-founder Anthony Carroccio, who along with his wife, Andrea, founded Organic Soup Kitchen in 2009. While the full-time staff is slim, Organic Soup Kitchen has 20 to 30 volunteers who prepare the soup and employs 30 delivery drivers. “When this whole thing happened with the coronavirus, we figured this is exactly what people need,” Anthony explains. “We work on a sliding scale, charge $15 per

container, and if you can’t afford it, you pay what you can, and we turn nobody away.” The company is proud to point out that it is the only local source of organic, plant-based soup that is both nutrient-based and specifically formulated to strengthen immune systems – and which is available for delivery in hermetically-sealed containers to those whose medical condition make it impossible to eat out or even pick up their own food. The Carroccios founded the company in the wake of another crisis – the global economic collapse of 2008. “I wanted to do something and give back a little bit,” Anthony says, explaining that the kitchen’s first efforts were directed at the homeless community. “We were feeding families left and right,” he recalls.

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“Five years later, I realized there were other agencies that could take care of the homeless. That’s when hospitals called me and asked if I could puree the soup.” Because some terminally ill patients can’t eat solid food, pureed soup is the healthiest option to keep up their immune system. “It has to be a very sterile product,” Anthony explains. “All our produce is organic; all the herbs and spices are non-radiated, and we hermetically seal the soup in a container so no pathogens can get in.” Even the salt in the soup is Himalayan, which rather than only offering pure sodium like most table salt, provides other beneficial minerals. “We started out with one pot in Pershing Park,” recalls Andrea, looking back at the Organic Soup Kitchen’s early days. “It grew from there.” “I’ve always been a health freak,” adds Anthony. “In 1998, I started publishing a magazine called Healing “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

Retreats and Spas. During that period of time, my son and I had a calcification test done for our hearts, because we have heart disease in our family. We realized he had all these tumors inside his lungs,” from an autoimmune disease called sarcoidosis. “He has had it for twelve years and we keep him on a strict diet.” Anthony says. “They put him on medication that didn’t work. I took him off that and put him on a program that I designed and took him to UCLA and asked if there was anything we could do. The specialist down there said, ‘It appears whatever you are doing is working fantastically, so keep doing what you are doing.’ So all those years of eating healthy and being a health freak paid off in the end.” Montecitan Jane Orfalea first tasted Organic Soup Kitchen’s product outside a Trader Joe’s several years ago. “Andrea had a small stand at the entrance with paper cups and an electric pot,” Orfalea remembers. “The soup tasted so excellent that I bought some, and I’m a very fussy eater. Then Andrea explained to me that they distributed to cancer patients on a sliding scale.” In May 2019, the kitchen moved into its own facility at 608 Anacapa Street, Suite 3. “Although we’re mobile, people can pick up the soup as well, but we don’t encourage that during the virus outbreak.” The kitchen has always adhered to hospital-level standards of cleanliness. “We wear gloves, masks, and hair nets,” she elaborates. “We don’t let anyone into the kitchen, and our drivers are covered with hand sanitizers, masks, and gloves. With the epidemic, our soups are perfect for people who can’t go out.” •MJ For anyone wanting an Organic Soup Kitchen meal delivery, call 805-364-2790 or email contact@ogranicsoupkitchen.org. For more information on how to donate, visit www.organicsoupkitchen.org. 19 – 26 March 2020


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Rain in Montecito

Despite significant runoff in a few areas of Montecito, the creek channels, debris basins, and debris nets held up well over significant rainfall the last week

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another storm forecasted for later this week looks to be much milder, with no more than .25 inches forecasted per hour. Chief Taylor explained that the District is currently implementing its Continuity of Operations Plan, given the global crisis of the coronavirus pandemic. The District maintains its ability to provide constant, uninterrupted service to the community, while following guidelines presented by the Public Health Department and the CDC. District governance has been moved to virtual meetings, fire station operations have been restricted to essential operations only, and the District is adhering to social distancing as much as possible. Non-essential training, as well as any events that brings large groups together at the fire station, have been canceled or made virtual, and all staff and personnel have been provided training updates. Non-essential administrative staff are currently telecommuting, and personal protective measures are being taken at the fire stations and on emergency calls. Logistics staff is currently evaluating how the District can best operate during this unique time, ensuring that emergency staff continue to be able to provide for the needs of the community. Chief Taylor reports that there has not been a significant increase in emergency calls for service, but that the District is prepared if that occurs. For more information, visit www. montecitofire.com.

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Village People Debbie Ousey, Montecito Coffee Shop

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f you’ve ever had breakfast or lunch at the Montecito Coffee Shop – it’s the restaurant next to the San Ysidro Pharmacy at the intersection of East Valley and San Ysidro roads – then you may have been waited on by a petite and unassuming woman who seems to know her way around the establishment. As it happens, Debbie Ousey, the waitress in question, is also the owner of the coffee shop and has been for the past 17 years. Before that, Ousey worked at the restaurant for 19 years as a waitress, so some habits just die hard. “I’m a waitress, but I’m known to be the cook, too,” Ousey tells me on a recent morning during her shift break. “It’s a small place. A year ago, we had a cook who was very ill and I was the cook until we found a replacement.” Ousey was born in Canada to British parents but grew up in Santa Barbara. She began working in the restaurant business at a young age: her parents ran a continental style seafood restaurant in town called the Encina. “They did a lot of catering to the community, doctors, the temple, and other big

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meals, and anyways, we all started working when we were thirteen,” Ousey says. “I started working here at the coffee shop for the previous owner at age twenty.” Throughout her career as a waitress, Ousey says she always worked more than one job. “I always had more than one job to survive,” she recalls. “And I always wanted a good car, so I came up with side jobs, be it house sitting or dog sitting, working a second waitress job at night or on weekends, catering to private parties to make a little extra money. I even did massage therapy.” Sometime in the 1940s, the pharmacy and restaurant first opened for business. “Nobody has an exact date, but my understanding was the owner of the pharmacy was at one point the owner of the restaurant as well, until they retired and sold the property to Mero Susnar,” a Serbian-American real estate developer. Susnar held onto the property for two decades before retiring to Florida, at which point, the restaurant became available, and in 2003, Ousey bought it. According to Ousey, customers like-

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ly didn’t notice much change to the menu, at least not at first. “I think the concept worked very well, so I kept it mainly the way it was and over time added some of my input,” she explains. “I’m not a bad cook myself and came from that kind of background, so I wasn’t ignorant of food or how to get around a kitchen.” The Montecito Coffee Shop has been open without a hitch except for during the aftermath of the 2018 debris flows when it was forced to close for 43 days. “Everybody was closed; we weren’t alone,” Ousey says. “But after we reopened, I was really ready for new chairs. It was time for a facelift.” Because the coffee shop is so cozy, Ousey says all the food is twice as fresh as what you’d find at larger establishments. “We’re not cheap, but everything is fresh,” she says. “We don’t have a lot of room to store a lot of stuff, so it costs us more money to have everything delivered fresh daily. The tuna salad is made every day, the chicken salad is made every day. If it’s not sold by the third day, it’s out.” The coffee shop’s menu ranges from

oatmeal, scrambles, huevos rancheros, and omelets for breakfast to salads, sandwiches, and burgers for lunch. But regulars, many of whom have been eating there for decades, know the restaurant’s secret weapon is the soup, the stock of which is made from freshly roasted turkeys. “The stocks for our soup are made fresh every day,” Ousey explains. (On the day I met Ousey at the shop, the soup of the day was turkey broth with arugula, roasted pine nuts, and goat cheese, which made for a delicious and well-textured meal in a cup.) Ousey isn’t shy about the soup’s merits. “The soups are the best,” she says with a straightforward smile. “I don’t eat soups anywhere else. I don’t even make my own.” •MJ Montecito Coffee Shop is open daily at 7 am until 2:30 pm (8 am to 2 pm on Sundays) and is located at 1498 East Valley Road. 805-969-6250. Montecitocoffeeshop.com. (Although there is currently no dine-in service, take-out is available until the coronavirus pandemic blows over.)

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A Deep Plunge Into The Virus, Treatments And Our Hospitals

by Mitchell Kriegman Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons, Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine specialist at Cottage Hospital

role hospitals will play. Most importantly she’s in the very thick of what we are likely to see in Santa Barbara, all while somehow managing to keep her sense of optimism, humor, and remarkable calm.

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et’s get real – what do you need to know now? Talking COVID-19, the pandemic, local life, and help. We had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons, the Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine specialist at Cottage Hospital, whose Cottage Grand Rounds Doctor to Doctor video has gone viral locally. Dr. Fitzgibbons and the video are remarkable. Watch it and you’ll come away with a greater understanding of the mechanisms of the disease and the situation we

find ourselves from a highly respected local expert at our own Cottage Hospital that cuts through the clutter of the news and social media. The video is available at the Cottage Hospital Website: https://www.cot tagehealth.org/covid-19-video/ Dr. Fitzgibbons’ video is an up-to-the-minute analysis that covers everything from the biology of the coronavirus micro-organism to China’s protocols for diagnosis and how the Ebola Crisis informs our current situation, as well as the crucial

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GLORY DAYS / 1964-1967 Introduction to Columbia Law School

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his week I decided to meander a bit further afield – to my Glory Days at Columbia Law School. I loved law school. I was at Columbia Law School during the era of the Beatles when 1964 seemed forever. In fact their years in the spotlight and my law school days overlapped. I missed the Mark Rudd sit in at Columbia by one year and I graduated in 1967, the year before the Beatles split up in 1968. Graduation day was the same day that the ’67 Israeli war erupted. My law school days featured famous professors such as Telford Taylor, the chief prosecutor at Nuremberg, William Cary the Head of the SEC during the JFK years, Jack Weinstein who just retired at the age of 98 from his Federal Judgeship in New York, Louis Henkin the most prominent International law attorney in the world, and I was fortunate to be Professor Henkin’s research assistant for two years. Twenty-seven years later, Professor Henkin persuaded my son David to attend Columbia Law School.

RFK Comes to Town

My years of Columbia also featured two speeches by Bobby Kennedy, including his successful campaign for the US Senate from New York. In fact, two years earlier in 1962, three friends and I drove down to Washington, D.C. for my first trip to the Capitol. The very next morning, without plans, we drove over to the Lincoln Memorial where Bobby Kennedy was finishing a speech and I snapped a few photos. As he was walking unescorted down the steps of the memorial, he granted my request for a photo. Sadly that picture was lost, but three others from that moment in time survived and are included here with this article. You can see me being shooed away from the front of his limousine as he drove away after the speech.

The Socratic Method

Law School was simply fantastic. My classmates included later Watergate Prosecutors Jill Wine Banks and Richard Benveniste, and California Governor to be Gray Davis. College had been all about memorization. I can still tell you that the French Revolution started in 1789, the last Battle of the War of 1812 ended in 1814 at New Orleans, and that Franklin Roosevelt was elected for four terms. Law School was different and we were given source materials to read, mainly judicial opinions, and had to figure out the law for ourselves, sometimes with the help of the professors and sometimes not. A typical classroom exchange would be as Professor Reese bellowed: “Mr. Oshinsky, is the defendant liable for his conduct? If I answered, “No.” The professor would then say, “Oh, Miss Wine, do you agree with Mr. Oshinsky?” “Yes, professor,” she says. “Mr. Leinsdorf, what do you say?” Answer, “I believe in compensation.” Professor: “Mr. Leinsdorf believes in compensation.” “Mr. Tenzer, what do you believe?” Do you believe in compensation? Are you still a Goldwater fan?” “Oh, Mr. Tenzer, do you believe in anything?” This is the Socratic method. It may explain why Socrates took the poison.

The Great Blackout of 1965

My second year at Columbia, 1965, also featured the Great Blackout. On November 9, 1965, I was reading in the Columbia Law Library when the lights started to flicker. All of a sudden – darkness. How did we react? We all started to laugh. Everything was dark, everywhere. We then walked to a restaurant with a power generator (either Tom’s on Broadway, think Seinfeld, or the Hungarian on Amsterdam). After dinner we then strolled about to our dorms. My wedding day with Sandy was still eleven months in the future.

Marbury vs. Madison

But in all the years since those Glory Days – one case remained etched in my memory from my days at Columbia Law School. That case, from 1803, Marbury vs. Madison, stands out as the prime exemplar of creative judicial activism that is solely lacking today. 19 – 26 March 2020

John Marshall had taken on the then unenviable task of being Chief Justice of the United States simply because John Jay did not think it was an important enough or a busy enough position. John Marshall was a Virginian, a Politician and a Soldier who had been with George Washington at Valley Forge, while his third and unloved cousin, Thomas Jefferson, was roaming the hills of Virginia on the run from the British and later in his tour as U.S. Ambassador to France. In today’s parlance, Marshall would be called a Conservative, then a Federalist, along with John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington. On the other hand, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe were called Democratic Republicans, or Democrats today. Adams had defeated Jefferson in 1796 by three electoral votes for the presidency. Jefferson ran again in 1800 and Jefferson defeated Adams and blocked Aaron Burr with Hamilton’s support. And while leaving office, Adams decided to appoint dozens of new federal judges, including Marbury, whose commissions had to be presented to them by the Secretary of State who happened to be Jefferson’s sidekick, James Madison. Although no actual record exists, Madison probably told Marbury to jump into the Potomac when Mr. Marbury requested Secretary Madison to provide him with his commission. To nobody’s surprise, after Madison refused, Marbury sued for a Court order to Madison to obtain his commission. Congress previously has passed a statute giving the Supreme Court “original jurisdiction” to mandamus (order) officials like Madison to perform non-discretionary ministerial duties like turning over judicial commissions. Original jurisdiction means that the case went directly to the Supreme Court of the United States and not first to the lower courts. Marshall was faced with a dilemma. On the one hand his sympathies were with Adams and Marbury. On the other hand, if he ordered Madison to deliver the commission and Madison refused, then Marshall would be powerless to enforce his order. So in a spark of genius, Marshall decided first that Madison had acted unlawfully by not turning over the commission, but second that Congress had overstepped its bounds by giving the Supreme Court original jurisdiction over cases that were not authorized by the U.S. Constitution to go directly to the Supreme Court. The U.S. Constitution grant of original jurisdiction to the Supreme Court is very narrow. In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the Supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.

Glory Days

So, Marshall accomplished practical and historical objectives. First, he avoided an immediate Constitutional crisis by not issuing an order that could not be enforced. And second, in the most dramatic development in American legal history, he established the rule of Judicial Review: that the Supreme Court had the power, in fact the ultimate power, to determine the laws of our country and override Congressional statutes that violated the U.S. Constitution. Although taught with reverence in law school, the power of Judicial Review established by Marshall can be abused for political objectives by our modern Supreme Court. See Gore v. Bush, 531 U.S. 98 (2000). Glory Days – they’ll pass you by... in the wink of a young girl’s eye – Glory Days •MJ

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Summerland Buzz by Leslie Westbrook A third-generation Californian, Leslie, currently resides in Carpinteria but called Summerland home for 30 years. The award-winning writer assists clients sell fine art, antiques and collectibles at auction houses around the globe. She can be reached at LeslieAWestbrook@gmail.com or www.auctionliaison

Adam’s Angels

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dam McKaig, Realtor and Summerland/Toro Canyon resident, decided to ask friends and neighbors to join him in an effort to help out our neighbors. “Adam’s Angels” now consists of some 40 volunteer citizens who have signed up in the Summerland area and beyond to help deliver supplies to those who are housebound due to COVID-19 quarantines. Adam’s idea grew organically via Facebook and Nextdoor, which is where I discovered this great free service. All of the deliveries and supplies come free of charge, Adam said. He is getting up early (5 am) to do his real estate work, then hitting the streets. Adam had just completed a morning run to CVS to fill a prescription for a person in need in Santa Barbara when we spoke on rainy Monday while he was driving around Ventura and Oxnard for supplies. “I am a kind of General,” Adam

Adam McKaig of “Adam’s Angels” shopping for supplies in Ventura for those in need in Summerland and beyond

told me as he shopped for face masks, Clorox wipes, rubber gloves, as well as water, Gatorade, and even candy from Aldi (“a European Trader Joe’s, ya gotta have sweets!” he declared).

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Other stops included Grocery Outlet, the 99 Cents Store, and WinCo. “There are people with trucks and trailers if there’s a need – it’s really been a great response and it makes me feel honored to live amongst these wonderful people,” said the Douglas Elliman Realtor. He noted that although their office is closed, escrows are still going on and he’s showing houses. (Not to mention it may be a good time to buy real estate with zero percent interest rates.) Summerland based General Contractor Jed Hirsch has also signed on as an angel, but there are many angels throughout town on call to deliver throughout Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria. People can volunteer to be an angel via Adam’s Facebook page or call him directly at (805) 452-6884 for assistance. Hip, hip hooray! General McKaig and his angels on their way!

Tinker’s Burgers! Tinker was cooking when I called and his helper Gray told me it’s been dead the past two days, but on Monday people were calling in orders and that they were the only place in town open for food. They’ve taken precautionary measures and missives from the health department – all lids and condiments are kept in the back; tables are six feet apart and they are wearing gloves. In the event Tinker’s has to close seating they plan to offer “take out through a window.” Despite a leaky roof, Tinker, who has been in business for 33 years, is working all the shifts with one helper and was in good spirits. “We were always open – in fires, floods, and earthquakes! We don’t close for anybody – except the health department!” Tinker’s daughter Megan owns the Red Kettle coffee shop next door and her pop noted that she’s still serving up cappuccinos and muffins.

Through Rain, and Wind, and COVID-19

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Since Summerland does not have mail delivery to homes, the Summerland Post Office 93067 has been the unofficial heartbeat and spot to bump into your neighbors. Not much bumping allowed anymore, unless it’s your elbow. Here too, where everyone knows one another, neighbors are helping neighbors. Postal clerk Bert Vega knows everyone as well and says she’s happy to do her small part for those who are housebound or in need. In addition to wiping down the counters, front door handles, the credit card machine, and counter often and providing hand sanitizer, Bert says that if someone really needs their mail or a package and can’t get to their P.O. Box (if she knows them as well as the person offering to help them) she will aid in assuring mail reaches the community. “We’re just working,” she noted, as she rushed off the phone to help a customer, noting, “People are not getting close to one another. If someone really needs their mail or package, I let neighbors help each other.”

Summerland Eats?

Message Machines On… & One, Lone To-Go

I called a few businesses in Summerland to speak with a human being but got a lot of recordings. Field + Fort has “temporarily closed until it’s safe for staff and community. We hope you all stay healthy,” notes their outgoing message. The brief message at the Nugget sounded: “We are closed until further notice, please keep your families safe and healthy.” But I got a live person when I called

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

A note from longtime Summerlandian Hillary Hauser of Heal the Ocean informs that their offices in Santa Barbara are closed, but that the leaking Summerland oil wells are still being capped in June/July. “The fishes of the sea don’t know what we humans are doing up here,” Hillary notes in her inimitable cheerful style in times of woe.

A Final Note Layla Azar

A sad goodbye to Layla Azar, who passed peaceful on February 9, and heartfelt condolences to her sweet husband of 37 years Jack Azar, Sr. and their three children Jack, Jr., George, and Danielle. Jack’s father owned the original grocery store in Summerland. After Layla came to this country from her native Lebanon and married Jack, she spent her entire adult life in Summerland, raising their lovely children, doing her beautiful needlework, and becoming a proud U.S. citizen. Rest in peace, dear friend and neighbor of many years. •MJ 19 – 26 March 2020


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Perspectives by Rinaldo S. Brutoco Rinaldo S. Brutoco is the Founding President and CEO of the Santa Barbara-based World Business Academy and a co-founder of JUST Capital. He’s a serial entrepreneur, executive, author, radio host, and futurist who’s published on the role of business in relation to pressing moral, environmental, and social concerns for over 35 years

Solutions for Trying Times

Stakeholder Capitalism and COVID-19

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he business response to the coronavirus will determine how the US economy sur-

vives. Companies have begun to slash their services in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines have cut 20 percent of their flights and placed a freeze on new hiring. Hotels are more than half empty in a setback the tourism industry characterizes as worse than what accompanied the 9/11 tourist attacks. Sports arenas are shuttered; schools are closed; public gatherings are

a downward spiral – in short, to create what Wall Street fears most. Whether this downward cascade of events triggered by coronavirus happens depends on whether businesses respond in the traditional approach, or alternatively see the opportunity in this economic downturn – like never before – as the way to show that stakeholder capitalism produces a far different result. Stakeholder capitalism means that a company is required to balance the interests of all their stakeholders, not just their shareholders.

Stakeholder capitalism means that a company is required to balance the interests of all their stakeholders, not just their shareholders. The stakeholders include employees, vendors, customers, the communities being served, and, yes, the shareholders in proper perspective. increasingly being halted. Reductions in service workers’ hours and employee layoffs can’t be that far behind. At least that’s true if businesses follow the traditional approach to an upcoming business downturn, or to one they’re already experiencing by laying off employees. The problem with this approach is that it results in having the people who can least afford to lose their jobs, the folks living paycheck to paycheck, be the first to lose their jobs. These include employees such as hourly food service personnel, airline staff, hotel housekeeping staff, and kitchen workers. Because individuals in low-paying jobs spend most of their earnings on housing, food, and other necessities, their loss of employment will hasten the onset of recession and cause the economic downturn to be more severe as consumption dries up. In addition, these layoffs will cause the downturn to last longer and perhaps lead into an economic depression due to the ripple effect of reduced demand prompting other companies to cut back as consumer consumption declines, and in turn

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The stakeholders include employees, vendors, customers, the communities being served, and, yes, the shareholders in proper perspective. An example for how stakeholder capitalism works happened last week at Costco. Founded in 1976, Costco became the first company ever to grow from zero to over $3 billion in sales in less than six years. Today, the company has over 240,000 full- and part-time employees worldwide, and serves over 100 million members in 785 locations in 12 countries, producing total sales in excess of $150 billion annually. On March 6, 2020, Costco announced, effective immediately, that it was suspending food sampling at all of its stores nationwide over concerns with the spread of coronavirus. However, where most employers fired low paid workers in an effort to cut costs and protect the bottom-line, Costco instead announced that it wouldn’t lay off anyone! Rather, seeing its employees and the communities where they lived. Instead, it reassigned all of those employees work in its warehouse stores, implementing an unprecedented program of ongoing

U-Haul offers free 30-day storage for displaced college students

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o prevent the spread of coronavirus, many universities are taking precautions and sending students home early. For many students, that means vacating their on-campus dormitories, moving their stuff, and finding a new place to live. It’s a stressful period for students, which is why U-Haul is stepping up and offering college students 30 days of free self-storage if they are being displaced because of coronavirus. On the moving storage company’s website, U-Haul President John Taylor announced: “More and more universities are giving instructions to leave campus and go home. Students and their parents are in need of moving and storage solutions. We have the expertise and network to help, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”

Self-quarantining to Reduce the Impact on Medical Facilities

Globalized disease outbreaks create feelings of fear and distress in our communities. Canceling large events and gatherings, as well as staying at home when possible, is frightening as it disrupts our daily lives and routines, but understanding the rationale behind these actions brings more clarity to the situation. How can self-quarantine and cancelled events reduce pressure on medical facilities? The goal of self-quarantine and mass gathering cancelation is to flatten out the curve of the disease’s spread and slow the inundation of patients on medical facilities and employees. Although 80 percent of cases are mild, and the fatality rate is estimated to be only one percent, reducing the pressure on medical treatment facilities is critical for protecting and providing care for vulnerable factions of the population. Places like Singapore and South Korea, as well as smaller areas like Seattle and Santa Clara, have successfully implemented these systems and are slowing the rate of new infections. Even in this uncertain time, there are already innovative solutions emerging. Last week, we shared how the blood plasma from coronavirus survivors could be used to save lives. Hong Kong is also rolling out robots to clean their public transportation systems. In unprecedented and worrisome times like these, we can always be sure of one thing: there are solutions out there. •MJ sterilization. When the new policy was announced, USA Today reported that “consumers mourned the smorgasbord of free snacks on social media,” but members also praised Costco’s concern for the well-being of its members and the protection of its employees. Surely the company’s approach will result in higher costs in the short-term by virtue of converting revenue-producing staff to non-revenue producing overhead. But reducing the burden on strained household budgets and government assistance, I’m confident Costco will more than make up the lost profit through higher sales from wildly supportive employees and customers who appreciate when a company does something so appropriate. Beyond the personal and societal costs associated with such an alternative, Costco would have exchanged goodwill for shortterm and short-sighted gains. This stakeholder capitalism approach in

“Limit your ‘always’ and your ‘nevers.’” – Amy Poehler

response to the novel coronavirus will reduce the severity of the economic downturn which will also help Costco in the long run. And, since we began drafting this column, Uber and Lyft have announced they will provide all their “gig worker” contract drivers with up to 14 days of paid leave if they can’t work because of the virus. The billionaire owner of the Mavericks, Mark Cuban, announced this morning that he would hire the arena’s workers even though there would be no fans to clean up after. Good on you, Mark! Alphabet (the parent of Google) announced a major fund to provide paid sick leave and medical financial support for all employees and contractors. Way to go, Alphabet. All of these steps taken together, which I call “Enlightened SelfInterest,” will reduce the severity of the coming recession and improve the lives of everyone. When you take care of all your stakeholders its actually best for the company. •MJ 19 – 26 March 2020


NOTICE OF PENDING ACTION BY DIRECTOR OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TO APPROVE A DEVELOPMENT PLAN

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DATE OF THIS NOTICE: March 18, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received via electronic transmission on the City of Santa Barbara PlanetBids portal site until the date and time indicated below at which time they will be publicly opened and posted for:

CASE NUMBER: 20DVP-00000-00005 (previously 18CUP-00000-00037) PROJECT NAME: CROWN CASTLE-SAN YSIDRO RD/ATTSBE28 PROJECT APPLICANT: Jerry Ambrose for Crown Castle

BID NO. 5830

PROJECT ADDRESS: Public Right of Way adjacent to 277 San Ysidro

DUE DATE & TIME: APRIL 9, 2020 UNTIL 3:00 P.M.

ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBER: Public Right of Way adjacent to 009-430-002

ANNUAL POWER WASHING OF CITY PARKING STRUCTURES

ZONE: Public Right-of-Way adjacent to 2-E-1 APPLICATION FILED: 11/16/2018 DATE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR ACTION: On or after March 30, 2020 the Director of the Planning and Development Department intends to approve this Development Plan for the development described below, based upon the ability to make all of the required findings and subject to the attached terms and conditions. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed project is for installation of a new unmanned small cell wireless facility attached to an existing 38’10” wood utility pole within the public road-right-of-way adjacent to 277 San Ysidro Road. The equipment will meet all FCC frequency/safety requirements. The proposed project is a request by Jerry Ambrose, agent for Crown Castle, for a Development Plan to allow construction and use of an unmanned small cell wireless facility attached to an existing 38’10” wood utility pole within the public road-right-of-way in the Montecito area adjacent to 277 San Ysidro Road. The equipment will meet all FCC frequency/safety requirements. The following equipment would be placed on the existing pole: a “small cell” wireless facility consisting of one 2' side-mounted omni-cluster antenna facing east (center at 28’4”); three (3) #2203 radio units (shrouded in a 4’ enclosure at 8’); two (2) PVC conduits, an RF sign at 6’6” and one 24”x36” pull box at grade to enclose a fuse box for SCE power service. The maximum height of the new antenna and equipment would be 29’4”. The project is located within the road right-of-way adjacent to 277 San Ysidro, APN 009-430-002, zoned 2-E-1, in the Montecito Community Plan area, First Supervisorial District. PUBLIC COMMENT: A public hearing will not be held on this matter. Anyone interested in this matter is invited to submit written testimony in support or opposition to the proposed project 20DVP-00000-00005. All letters should be addressed to Planning and Development, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, Attention: Ciara Ristig, for Travis Seawards, Deputy Director, Planning and Development. Letters, with two copies, should be received in the office of the Planning and Development Department 24 hours prior to the date of Planning and Development Director Action identified above. For further information please contact Ciara Ristig at 805-568-2077 or cristig@countyofsb.org. MATERIAL REVIEW: Plans and staff analysis of the proposal may be reviewed at the Planning and Development Department, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara a week prior to the date of Planning and Development Director Action identified above. APPEAL PERIOD ENDS: April 9, 2020 This final approval may be appealed to the Montecito Planning Commission by the applicant, owner, or any aggrieved person adversely affected by such decision. The appeal must be filed in writing and submitted with the appropriate appeal fees to the Planning and Development Department either at 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, prior to 5:00 p.m. on the April 9, 2020 date identified above. CHALLENGES: If you challenge the project 20DVP-00000-00005 in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised in written correspondence to the Planning and Development Department. Published March 18, 2020 Montecito Journal

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Urban-Equestrian, 813 E Anapamu St. Apt 2C, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Joel A Chauran, 813 E Anapamu St. Apt 2C, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 5, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL), filed by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN No. 2020-0000719. Published March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOMES805 INC Trust Account, 1187 Coast Village Road #187, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. HOMES805 INC, 1187 Coast Village Road #187, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 12, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL), filed by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN No. 2020-0000791. Published March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Blue.Studio Landscape Architecture, 1203 Diane Lane, Santa

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Barbara, CA 93103. Guillermo Gonzalez, 1203 Diane Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Crista Lee Sanders, 301 Oliver Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 19, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL), filed by John Beck. FBN No. 2020-0000546. Published March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Nava Gaby Cleaning, 44 Portola Ln, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Jaime Nava, 44 Portola Ln, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 9, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL), filed by Rachel Becerra. FBN No. 2020-0000749. Published March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Montecito Millworks; Phillips Construction, 623 Chiquita Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Bradley R. Phillips, 623 Chiquita Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of

Santa Barbara County on February 21, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL), filed by John Beck. FBN No. 2020-0000566. Published March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Collective Music and Media Group DBA Santa Barbara Summerfest Music Camps, 5266 Hollister Av. Suite 301, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Giuseppe Fratianni, 10061 Riverside Dr. #214, Toluca Lake, CA 91602. Laurie Robinson, 10061 Riverside Dr. #214, Toluca Lake, CA 91602. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 3, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL), filed by Thomas Brian. FBN No. 2020-0000701. Published March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Central Coast Wine Tours, 25 S. Salinas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Crush Santa Barbara LLC, 25 S. Salinas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 26, 2020. This statement expires

five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL), filed by John Beck. FBN No. 2020-0000616. Published March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Coast + Olive, 1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Copus Hospitality Group, LLC, 1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 5, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL), filed by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN No. 2020-0000712. Published March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dax and Milo, 1331 Virginia Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Amanda Suzanne Tenold, 1331 Virginia Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 21, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on

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Scope of Work: Hot water power washing including waste water containment and disposal at City of Santa Barbara Downtown Parking and Plaza facilities. Bidders must be registered on the city of Santa Barbara’s PlanetBids portal in order to receive addendum notifications and to submit a bid. Go to PlanetBids for bid results and awards. It is the responsibility of the bidder to submit their bid with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time. The receiving deadline is absolute. Allow time for technical difficulties, uploading, and unexpected delays. Late or incomplete Bid will not be accepted. If further information is needed, contact Jennifer Disney Dixon, Buyer at (805) 564-5356 or email: JDisney@SantaBarbaraCA.gov A pre-bid meeting will not be held. FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE ACT Contractor agrees in accordance with Section 1735 and 1777.6 of California Labor Code, and the California Fair Employment Practice Act (Sections 1410-1433) that in the hiring of common or skilled labor for the performance of any work under this contract or any subcontract hereunder, no contractor, material supplier or vendor shall, by reason of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation, discriminate against any person who is qualified and available to perform the work to which such employment relates. The Contractor further agrees to be in compliance with the City of Santa Barbara’s Nondiscriminatory Employment Provisions as set forth in Chapter 9 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code. LIVING WAGE Any service purchase order contract issued as a result of this request for bids or quotes may be subject to the City’s Living Wage Ordinance No 5384, SBMC 9.128 and its implementing regulations. CERTIFICATIONS In accordance with California Public Contracting Code § 3300, the City requires the Contractor to possess a valid California C-61/D-38 Sand and Water Blasting contractor’s license at time the bids are opened and to continue to hold during the term of the contract all licenses and certifications required to perform the work specified herein. CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE Contractor must submit to the contracted department within ten (10) calendar days of an order, AND PRIOR TO START OF WORK, certificates of Insurance naming the City of Santa Barbara as Additional Insured in accordance with the attached Insurance Requirements. _______________________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. General Services Manager

file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL), filed by John Beck. FBN No. 2020-0000572. Published February 26, March 4, 11, 18, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Zip Kleen INC, 1998 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Zip Kleen INC, 1998 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 19, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL), filed by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN No. 2020-0000541. Published February 26, March 4, 11, 18, 2020. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No.

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ontecito Library staff take the well being of our beloved community seriously. You are our people! For now, the Montecito Library is closed through April 5, encouraging social distancing and keeping spirits up. Here are some cheery photos taken recently at the library. We will miss seeing you. We are also passing along information that we hope will be helpful for you to stay healthy and well. See you (when we’re on the other side of this, together) at the library! March Poetry Club will be discussing Charles Lummis and The Library Book by Susan Orlean.

Message from Santa Barbara Public Library: The County of Santa Barbara’s Public Health Officer has declared that a local health emergency exists in Santa Barbara due to an imminent and proximate threat to the public health due to COVID-19. The emergency declaration implements the Governor’s executive order on large public gatherings and social distancing. In order to implement the declaration and executive order, all Santa Barbara Public Library locations will be closed effective March 14 through at least April 5, with a tentative reopening date of April 6. We made this decision to support the overall health and wellness of our communities and for the safety of our patrons and staff. It was a difficult decision, as we care deeply about serving the public. During this temporary closure, we will continue to provide reference and information services. Speak with staff over the telephone, available during all open hours every day of the week at: 805-962-7653.

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Questions, requests, and information needs are handled in real-time. Chat with staff at the Library’s digital chat reference services, available during open hours and answered in real-time: www.SBPLibrary.org/LibraryChat. Text message questions to staff, available during open hours and answered in real-time: 805-764-4542 (805-764-4LIB). Materials due dates will be extended to April 6. Exterior book drops will remain open. The many services available remotely will continue to be accessible. The Library is evaluating options for holds pickup during the closure and will update if that becomes available. When possible, the Library will make programming content available on Facebook, both live and archived for later viewing, or reschedule programs for a later date. We encourage any concerned patrons, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay home if they are feeling ill or are simply concerned about potential exposure. Borrow books, audiobooks, movies, comics, films, magazines, and online courses electronically at www. SBPLibrary.org/eLibrary. Delay requested physical materials, for pick-up or check-out, by calling the Library at 805-962-7653 or by reviewing your OverDrive account for holds on eBooks and Audiobooks. Sign-up for a temporary library card online to get started using library resources and services at: http://www. SBPLibrary.org/LibraryCard. Access your account and review your accounts details by either visiting www. SBPLibrary.org/Catalog or by downloading the Library’s mobile app “Black Gold” in any app store. Order unique items for home delivery with the Zip Books program by calling the Library at: 805-962-7653. If you have questions about checked out items, please call the Santa Barbara Public Library at 805-962-7653. •MJ 19 – 26 March 2020


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teleconference. The Board discussed a proposed project by the Montecito Sanitary District that includes a new 5,000-sqft Essential Services Building with a new 17-space parking lot, multiple solar canopies, and a new recycled water treatment system, as well as demolition of the existing office building and adjacent parking lot. The project was supposed to be in front of the Montecito Board of Architectural Review this Thursday, but that meeting has since been canceled. Bob Short brought up several questions about the project, including the necessity for rate hikes and the District’s current financial situation. Short reports that the District has over $16M of cash on hand, which he said “certainly raised a lot of questions.” Board president Megan Orloff reported that she has invited reps from the Sanitary District to present the project to the Land Use Committee and the full board, but has been unable to solidify a presentation. The Board voted to send a letter to MBAR and Montecito Planning Commission explaining that there is not yet enough information about the project to formulate a position. The Board also unanimously agreed to form a Sustainability & Resiliency Committee.

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The next board meeting is Tuesday, April 14. For more information, visit www.montecitoassociation.org.

News from Montecito Water District

The provision of safe water, sanitation, and hygienic conditions is essential to protecting human health during any infectious disease outbreak, including the current 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Montecito Water District (MWD) is prepared for the rapidly evolving situation and is actively monitoring guidance from local, national, and global health organizations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies, and based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual, confirms the Environmental Protection Agency. 
“We want to reassure all of our customers that we are delivering water that meets the highest water quality standards, and we have plans in place to ensure that will continue,” said MWD General Manager Nick Turner.

“We are fully equipped to supply the community’s water needs – we want everyone to focus on staying healthy.” While it’s always advisable to stock bottled water at home in the event of an emergency that could disrupt water supply, MWD expects no impacts to service from the current public health incident. The District follows regulated water treatment and disinfection processes to prevent pathogens, which includes viruses, from contaminating drinking water. Given its responsibility to deliver clean, safe, and reliable water to the communities of Montecito and Summerland, Montecito Water District has plans in place for handling emergencies of this type. Montecito Water District is taking extra precautions. In the coming days to weeks, there will be changes in regular daily operations. Changes include office closure and teleconferenced board meetings. These changes are temporary and are for the health and safety of the public and MWD’s staff during these extraordinary times. Some of the changes, such as office closure, may require customers to engage with the District in new ways. The District is able to provide customer service via phone, email, and the internet. Questions can be directed to (805) 969-2271 or customerservice@ montecitowater.com.

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At a Special Board Meeting held Monday, March 16, Directors indicated that they fully intend to keep moving forward on important initiatives. Teleconferencing information is now included on meeting agendas to allow any member of the public the opportunity to participate remotely. Public participation is vital, and process, strategies and timeline will be evaluated as the current public health situation evolves. The most current information will be available on the District’s website: www.montecitowa ter.com. To provide more information and updates about coronavirus and your water, the District has created a web page: www.montecitowater.com/ news/coronavirus-covid-19-andyour-water/, which includes links to public health and water industry websites.

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Like everyone else, I dread our current pandemic. And my heart goes out to everyone suffering, especially those with a loved one who lost the battle. At the same time, I’m grateful it hasn’t been worse. Yes, it’s worse than a normal flu, but compare that to the early days of, say, AIDS when a diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that when the chips are down, Montecitans go all in. This virus is causing hardship and great loss but think of the systems and protocols growing out of this pandemic that will benefit billions when an even more ferocious strain or biohazard confronts humanity in the future. Think of the 45 healthy citizens who’ve volunteered as guinea pigs for the coronavirus vaccine. Remember the positives. As they say in Hamilton, “Legacy is planting seeds in a garden you will never see.” Here in the 93108, we are already seeing our garden grow as we reuse systems now that we began to develop during the Thomas Fire. My family just used N95 air filter masks we first purchased for the Thomas Fire, as well as nitrile gloves purchased for when we finally got back into our ash covered house. All sorts of virtual community forums and bulletins sprouted out of 1/9. Attitudes changed as well. We’re closer with our neighbors once hidden behind giant hedges. We share information and resources readily with friends... and with strangers. I have an over-abundance of lemons that I trade with my neighbor who has a surfeit of freshly hatched eggs. I guess if God gives you lemons… make enough lemonade for yourself and for your neighbor. Isn’t that the very foundational essence of community? As the organization Facing History and Ourselves points out: “Any collection of people can be called a group. But not all groups can be called communities.” “Throughout (time), groups of people have formed communities to increase their chances of survival. They may have shared an interest in providing food for their families, so they joined with others to hunt or farm. Or they may have formed a community to protect themselves from any external threat to resources. Members of a community typically feel a sense of responsibility to one another.”

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e find writing to be the world’s best salve. Write a short story up to 250 words. It can be about anything, written in any style. What matters is your voice. For this story use the opening prompt: “I never knew I could be so wrong…” and continue from there. Send your story by Sunday, March 29 to: letters@montecitojournal.net. We will publish the winning story and award the winning writer with a $100 gift certificate to a local restaurant of our choice for take-out food. In her book A City Year, writer Suzanne Goldsmith recounts her year fresh out of Harvard as a community organizer, and how that year defined for her what “community” means. “Communities are not built of friends, or of groups with similar styles and tastes, or even of people who (necessarily) like and understand each other,” she argued. Instead, communities “are built of people who feel they are part of something that is bigger than themselves: a shared goal or enterprise, like righting a wrong, or building a road, or raising children, or living honorably. To build community requires only the ability to see value in others and to look at them and see a potential partner.” This is a challenging time for all of us, but we are lucky to be surrounded by great “partners.” If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that when the chips are down, Montecitans go all in.

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Today’s stories, by MJ writers: Mitchell Kriegman, Nicholas Schou, Kelly Mahan Herrick, Steven Libowitz, and Leslie Westbrook reporting from Summerland, are packed not only with important information (which changes hourly) but notable and inspiring examples of people stepping up to help our families, neighbors, and our most vulnerable residents. To that end, the Montecito Journal will launch an emergency resource website (www.montecitojournal.net) Friday (3/20) to serve as a guide for where to go for the most up to date emergency information, community resources, and other relevant information pertaining to COVID-19 and our community’s well-being during this challenging time. This is just the beginning of our-soon-to-be robust online presence that we will be rolling out over the next several months. I try to stay away from over-used expressions, but I’m struggling to find one better than “silver linings.” Every once in a while, circumstances demand that we slow down. Take stock. Stay home with one’s family, with nowhere else to be. The point is there are silver linings. My normally over-worked colleague finally had the chance this week to teach his son how to ride a bike. I watched a movie with one of my daughters, while my other daughter dyed my husband’s hair a very interesting shade of purple. I’m Facetiming with my scattered friends and relatives more than ever. The helpful woman at the cash register at Vons made me laugh. The workers at San Ysidro Pharmacy could not be more helpful. The list of things for which to be grateful is long. It’s important to make sure that we have what we need for ourselves and our families. But if we can, it’s also important to give our extra lemons. Share our extra eggs. Because that’s what makes us not just a collection of people, but a community. •MJ

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the concern and torrent of fear the virus has generated.” “The world is such a huge place with such ironic contrasts. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can all be back to where we were before the crisis. “In the meantime we are happy and relieved to be home and observing the cautious behaviors necessary to assure the safety of our community.”

Ellen Halts Production Montecito TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has taken to Twitter to announce her multi-Emmy award winning Burbank-based eponymous show is suspending production given the coronavirus pandemic. “After much thought, we have decided to suspend production completely until March 30,” says Ellen, 62. “We just want to take every precaution to ensure that we do our part to keep everyone healthy.” Casablanca Postponed One of the first casualties of the coronavirus shutdown locally was Marymount School’s annual fundraiser at the Montecito Club which had 200 guests and was expected to gross $400,000 for scholarships and other operating costs. But even though the number was

Josiah Hamilton opens major convention Alex Dunn, Andrea McFarling, and Tina Wood among the gift baskets meant to be used at Marymount School’s annual fundraiser (photo by Priscilla)

below Gov. Gavin Newsom’s edict of no more than 250 people at a gathering, with ten people to a table they couldn’t guarantee six feet of “social separation.” Principal Christina Broderick postponed the event 48 hours before the Night in Casablanca gala and says that, fortunately, most of the food had not been prepared other than the baklava, a Middle Eastern dessert of phyllo pasta filled with nuts and soaked in honey. The club, owned by Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner, had been more than helpful over the predicament, adds Christine, and the school hopes to have the gala in May or early June before the end of the school year.

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Between Maroc and a hard place... Music City Convention Josiah Hamilton, 45, great-great nephew of the late civic leader Pearl Chase and a co-founder of the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, just opened the Berkshire Hathaway National Sales Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, with more than 6,500 agents in attendance. Josiah, who grew up dividing his time between Montecito and London, has been working as an agent for the real estate firm in our rarefied enclave for ten years, the fifth generation of the family to be in the business. His mother Georgina was Barbara Chase’s youngest daughter. Remembering the Matriarch Just days after joyfully announcing her pregnancy, Santa Barbara’s warbler Katy Perry’s life took a very different turn when her grandmother, Ann Pearl Hudson, died aged 99. Katy, 35, broke the sad news on

Twitter, sharing a link to a choral version of Deep Peace, writing: “A song for Grandma. May she rest in deep peace.” The former Dos Pueblos High student later took to Instagram to share a moving message to her “fighter” grandmother. “I don’t know when a soul enters a new vehicle, but if there is an after life where there’s a waiting room of the coming and going my mind wonders if the soul that is waiting to come into my world is getting a kiss on the forehead from my sweet Grandma that departed this earth today. My heart hopes so.” She added: “A lot of what I am is because of my father and he is because of her. She started it all, as she used to remind us and I’m so grateful she did.” Riveting Recital Ray Winn and Peter Kavoian opened the doors of their magnificent Birnam Wood home for a Musicale

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most pivotal lecture of our time was presented at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on January 29, titled, “Three Billion Birds Lost: The Disappearance of North American Birds and What We Can Do About It.” The standing room-only lecture was given by renowned scientist and author, Kenneth Rosenberg, who works at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The presentation was co-presented with Santa Barbara Audubon Society and the UCSB Arts & Lectures Thematic Learning Initiative sponsored by our town’s Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin. Roman Baratiak, Associate Director of A&L, acknowledged the co-presenters and Luke J. Swetland, President & CEO of Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, for its continuing support of their educational series. Katherine Emery, Executive Director of Santa Barbara Audubon Society, introduced Ken. The lecture focused on the explanation of a landmark study recently published in the Journal Science that stated a loss of 1 in 4 North American birds since 1970. Rosenberg succinctly outlined, using a slide show, how the data was collected, what the loss of common birds signals for us all and suggestions on what we can do to reverse these trends and restore bird populations. Ken said, “Birds are sensitive indicators of environmental health. We have seen this issue prior documented in the book, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (1962). When we

decided to do the study, we had to ask if there was a decline in one location was it balanced by an increase in birds in another location, and are the shifts in bird population relative to human population. We gathered all data from four lead sources: Fish and Game, National Audubon Society’s BBS data, Shorebird Migration studies, and national Christmas Bird Counts. Later we added electronic Radar Ornithology based on weather radar. The results showed 2.9 billion birds lost from 2007 through 2017, the largest loss was in grasslands and the largest increase was in wetlands. Europe was also noting a decline in house sparrows, starlings, and pigeons. The geography shows the loss is concentrated from the Mississippi River east to northeast U.S. What causes the decline is primarily the loss of habitat, urban sprawl, and increase in serious storms that damage food and shelter supplies. The good news is there is hope; birds are resilient, as noted in the 50% increase in waterfowl when hunters asked for increased conservation of wetlands. There are many things people can do individually and collectively.” Suggestions to help bird populations range from doing what the Federal Government did in changing out their building windows to safe bird windows, support bird-friendly coffee, plant native bird habitats, decrease plastic use and share your bird sightings to online resources like the “eBird” app, www.3billionbirds.org, and the Audubon Society.

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There is also a shift in restoring habitats to using dynamic conservation, Ken explained, “California farmers were paid to flood their fields during the period that the migratory birds would be in their area. It worked out well for both the farmers and the birds.” Following the hour lecture, he fielded question from the audience. Noted attendees were Montecito’s expert birder Joan Lentz, members of

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ing its performance of An American In Paris, the Granada cancelling all scheduled events, the State Street Ballet postponing its debut performance of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, CADA’s Motown at the Miramar Amethyst Ball switched to a date in the fall, and both galas for the Junior League at the Coral Casino and the Channel Keepers bash at Deckers being cancelled. No physical ailments, but devastating for the charity and cultural communities.

Nancy Gregory, Peter Kavoian, Kaye Willette, and Dorinne Lee enjoy the afternoon recital (photo by Priscilla) Pianist Jacopo Giacopuzzi, with hosts Peter Kavoian and Ray Winn (photo by Priscilla)

featuring Italian pianist Jacopo Giacopuzzi on the dynamic duo’s Bosendorfer grand piano, one of only seven of its type in the world. The Music Academy of the West fundraiser, catered by Elena Wagner, featured Verona native Jacopo, who studied at USC Thornton School of Music, as well as in Italy, Germany and Belgium, playing works by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Debussy, Kapustin, Gershwin, and Titov. Among the musical mavens were Anne Towbes, David and Kay Willette, Hank and Nancy Schultz, Mary Hamtson, George and Peggy Ittner, Tony Merrill and Anne Rhett, Dev and Deb Phelps, Jock and Ellen Pillsbury, Priscilla Gaines, Roger Morrison, and Nancy Gregory. An enchanting afternoon... Something’s Fishy Almost 23 years after co-starring in the comedy classic A Fish Called Wanda, former Montecito funnyman John Cleese, 80, and Jamie Lee Curtis, 61, reunited over lunch in Los

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Angeles. Taking to Instagram, the actress showed a photo of the tony twosome at a restaurant while re-enacting their famous cheek-to-cheek pose from the film’s promotional poster. “Together again for the first time,” she gushed... Cancellations Abound I was interviewed at Maison Mineards Montecito by KEYT-TV reporter Anikka Abbott on the impact of the coronavirus on cultural and entertainment events in our Eden by the Beach. At the time of the taping most social events were still in place with no cancellations, but after California Governor Gavin Newsom banned gatherings of more than 250 people through the end of March, the social diary events toppled like ninepins, with UCSB Arts & Lectures cancelling all events through the end of April, including 85-year-old primate expert Jane Goodall’s much anticipated lecture at the Arlington, the Santa Barbara Symphony postpon-

The Shows Must Not Go On NBCUniversal has halted the production of 35 shows, including all of Montecito mega producer Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise and Law & Order SVU because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately the Windy City dramas – Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med – were at the end of their run and will not be back until next season, according to Deadline. Law & Order SVU is now on its 21st record breaking season. Wuu-ing the Audience Despite coronavirus concerns, there were few cancellations when Elliot Wuu, winner of the Music Academy of the West’s solo piano competition, performed at Hahn Hall. The 20-year-old, an undergraduate of New York’s Juilliard School showing great finesse, won the recital and a future one at the Chicago Cultural Center on April 1, based on his piano ability, musicianship, and creativity of performance and program. He was judged by Jonathan Feldman, MAW director of collaborative piano; Benjamin Salisbury, manager of concert artist services for

Steinway & Sons; MAW vocal coach and pianist Tamara Sanikidze; and composer Amy Williams. Wuu kicked off the concert with works by Bach and Beethoven, followed by the world premiere of 51-year-old Williams’ Piano Portraits, with each of the five pieces referencing keyboardists she has worked with. The show wrapped with Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy in C Major. A delightful evening... Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow As far as artists go, Andy Warhol was definitely a cut above. For it’s not just his art that will be on display for a major Andy Warhol exhibition, but the op artist’s iconic silver wigs too. Three of his 100 personally designed hairpieces will go on display for the first time in the U.K. at the Tate Modern in London. The wigs, on loan from the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, help chronicle his journey “from a shy, gay man” to an art icon. When I lived in Manhattan, my apartment at 66th Street and Madison was just across the road from Warhol’s townhouse and on a number of occasions I was invited in and was always delighted to see a selection of 12 wigs in various shades of grey and white on wooden stands. Quite hair raising! Long Live the Queen Queen Elizabeth, who celebrates her 94th birthday next month, has become the world’s fourth longest serving monarch, surpassing Mayan ruler Pakal the Great. Her Majesty has been on the throne for more than 68 years and 34 days, while K’inich Janaab Pakal ruled the Mayan city of Palenque for 68 years and 33 days before his death in 683AD. The record joins the Queen’s many other accolades, including her title as the longest living reigning monarch. She also officially became the longest reigning British monarch in September, 2015, surpassing her great-great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. Sightings: Oscar winner Kevin Costner noshing with friends at the Coral Casino... Natalie Portman checking out Oliver’s... Oprah Winfrey’s beau Stedman Graham at Pierre Lafond Pip! Pip! Readers with tips, sightings and amusing items for Richard’s column should e-mail him at richardmin eards@verizon.net or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal. To reach Priscilla, e-mail her at pris cilla@santabarbaraseen.com or call 805-969-3301 •MJ

Elliot Wuu impresses

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” - Maya Angelou

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Spirituality Matters

Salt Cave Staying Open

by Steven Libowitz “Spirituality Matters” highlights two or three Santa Barbara area spiritual gatherings. Unusual themes and events with that something extra, especially newer ones looking for a boost in attendance, receive special attention. For consideration for inclusion in this column, email slibowitz@yahoo.com.

Accessing an Alternative to Anxiety

Bryce Lupoli leads in-person and virtual Sheng Zhen practices

Sheng Zhen meditation creates a deep state of inner peace

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heng Zhen means unconditional love in Chinese, and its purpose is to produce that within ourselves,” said Bryce Lupoli. “What that means practically is that Sheng Zhen helps us live with a quiet mind, a relaxed and healthy body, and an open heart.” Lupoli is one of only a few local teachers of the practice comprised of gentle, graceful, and healing movements and contemplations that stimulate the body’s life force energy (qi), producing a deep sense of inner-peace and well-being. Lupoli, who has been studying and more recently leading Sheng Zhen in town only since 2018, started reading about ancient wisdom at 16, when he was struck by existential depression. For the following eight years he unsuccessfully tried to use philosophy to think his way out of depression before spending five weeks in an ashram where he discovered the benefits of meditation. “Meditation fundamentally changed my life,” explained Lupoli, who talks in a slow, measured pace that in itself evokes calmness. “I was depressed for seven years, two of which I was suicidal. I thought I was a foundationally sad person. But through meditation, I discovered my depression was a product of attaching my sense of self to my personal story and my thoughts. When I detached from the stories, my mind was quiet, and love, meaning, joy, and peace automatically came flooding in.” Seeking a movement practice that could help integrate the stillness of his meditation practice into much more dynamic everyday life and also heal a serious auto-immune disease 19 – 26 March 2020

that had resulted in joint pain, Lupoli came across Sheng Zhen, and was instantly drawn to the practice that combines Qi Gong-style moving and non-moving meditation. He immediately attended a 36-day Sheng Zhen retreat with the practice’s founder, Master Li Junfeng, who had previously achieved international fame as a popular film actor, action director and the coach of the Beijing Wushu team. Soon after, Lupoli started teaching, with a desire to spread the practice to his friends, family and community. “Sheng Zhen is the most accessible meditation I’ve ever come across,” Lupoli explained, adding that the aspect makes it perfect for those who are suffering but think they can’t sit still or quiet their minds. “The body acts as a portal – when it relaxes, the mind is able to relax into a state of quietude. We do the rhythmic, smooth motions and then pause in still meditation, and the quietude remains.” Sheng Zhen differs from Qi Gong or Tai Chi because it teaches that to move well is a good thing, to feel chi in the body is also good, but not so important as to live with love and peace, Lupoli said. “Master Li – who comes from China and has extensive experience in Qi Gong – told me that those practices are wonderful but sometimes the teachers never speak about or seek to embody love, even though the mastery of any arts or practice inevitably results in love.” Lupoli recently returned to town and started teaching Sheng Zhen regularly at Yoga Soup and other locations around town. Then the situation with the coronavirus intensified. He decided to both broaden the practice

and make it available online to help alleviate the high level of anxiety, sleeplessness and even panic many people are experiencing in dealing with or imagining the extent of the crisis. “Sheng Zhen is a specific, proven means for gathering perspective and peace and strength and love within oneself, and thereby becoming a seed for those qualities that can spread to one’s family and community,” he noted. “I wanted to bring it to the community, because we are social creatures who derive strength and encouragement from being around each other. Meeting with others who value and embody peace and loving-kindness helps these qualities bloom within us, too.” Santa Barbara locals can practice together with the sun, ocean, wind, and sand as a backdrop in person at Lookout Park (aka Summerland Beach) from 5:15-6:15 pm on Fridays, and 10-11 am on Sundays, beginning this week. For those who are unable to attend in person, or want to stay sheltered at home, he’s also offering half-hour sessions every day save for Fridays, either at 5 pm or 10 am on the video conferencing platform Zoom (https://us04web.zoom. us/j/4927511554). All of the classes are free. Lupoli also encourages those who have a more formal practice such as prayer, deep breathing, yoga, or a different form of meditation to get deeper as the days grow darker. “I encourage people to find whatever their practice is, and make a commitment to do it, and with the community. It’s not about a specific practice, but a way of being.” (For more information about Sheng Zhen, visit https://shengzhen.org. For Meetup details, visit https:// www.meetup.com/Sheng-ZhenMeditation-of-Santa-Barbara.)

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Salt, which bills itself as the largest underground crystal salt cave in North America, is not ready to close its cave nor its doors, as the boutique features pink Himalayan salt in crystal cave rooms, massage and facial treatments, and unique products made in Santa Barbara for the home, body, and cooking. “We’re still open and everything is still happening,” said Chava Logan, general manager of Salt Cave which has graced downtown Santa Barbara since 2012. Cave sessions, however, are limited to just 10 people per hourly session to maintain mandated social distancing, and Logan explained that the salt air is pumped in, and that the stuff salt is both antibacterial and antiviral. Salt is also keeping its workshops going, although a few of the teachers have called in cancellations. Sunday’s Yin Yoga, Chakra Meditation & Sound Healing session, led by Susan Rae, works to open up a potent meditative awareness of breath, deep listening, and witnessing of sensations through longer, passive holds. The workshop uses ancient healing techniques to create a deeper connection between consciousness and the spiritual realms. The 9:30-10:30 am session is followed later in the afternoon by a 4:30-5:30 pm Sound Healing Experience with Phil Schwartz. On Monday, March 23, a Slow Flow with Sound Healing workshop from Christine Fronterotta aims to have participants enjoy mindful, conscious breath and movement, as physical postures become fused with inspired teaching to create a soulful motion. Singing bowls and other healing instruments are played for a longer Savasana, to offer vibrations of restoration and healing via sound waves, and aid in meditative practice for the 5:30-6:30 pm session.

Soup’s Off at Downtown Studio

“In fourteen years Yoga Soup never closed its doors, not once,” owner Eddie Ellner wrote in an email and note late on Monday, noting that the studio has stayed open “through fires, storms, slides, illness, locusts, bad hair days, insurrection.” The impetus was to take the line by poet Robert Frost to heart: “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in… But our mandate to serve the Santa Barbara community perversely demands we do just that.” Ellner stressed that Yoga Soup wasn’t taking the action lightly. “It’s during unnerving times that Yoga Soup has felt most useful in

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being open. As a studio devoted to providing safe harbor, to challenging fear-based beliefs and panic-driven decision-making, shutting down feels both dangerously counter intuitive and the right necessary action to take… If the only way to contain this virus was for a totalitarian country to lockdown 100 million of its people – and then for three of the world’s most free-spirited democracies to follow suit – then we’d better pay attention.” So there won’t be any classes or workshops at the space that offers more of both than any other location in town at least through the coronavirus crisis. On the other hand, the lobby and store will remain open, at least for now, where people can pick up such items as immune-building supplements, healthy packaged food, alcohol-based sprays exceeding virus-killing recommendations, daily self-care tools, yoga props and meditation cushions for home practice, plus musical and massage instruments for extended home stays and books, perhaps the “perfect home companion” – but no fresh soup, carrots, or oatmeal – Ellner said. “Books that remind us that we’ve been through this before, books that remind us we will be okay, books that remind us of who we are. Books that inspire us.” The good news is that the studio has geared up for an Internet presence, with an invitation to collectively practice at Yoga Soup Online (https:// clients.mindbodyonline.com/launch). All of the studio’s dedicated teachers will start posting online classes this week if they haven’t already. The studio is collecting and recording classes (15-60 minutes long) from its teachers and became available on Wednesday (March 18). The recorded class library will continue to grow. To attend one of the pre-recorded classes, go to Yoga Soup on the Mindbody app and click on the “Online Classes” tab. In addition to pre-recorded classes, Yoga Soup will start offering one to two live stream classes daily on Thursday, March 19, so the community can practice in real time with their favorite teachers. Those will take place on Zoom, and students will have to have the Mindbody app connected to a Yoga Soup account. Yoga Soup will send a link to the live class to those signed up five minutes before. Students can use regular memberships or class packs to attend the live classes online. Ellner also stressed that online membership will help keep the studio in business, so Yoga Soup has come up with three options. Those who pay the full membership rate will receive 10 class passes for friends after re-opening. A special reduced online membership ($65) results in five class passes. Or people can use already purchased class pack to take

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individual pre-recorded or live classes online, or buy a drop-in single online class for $7. Those who prefer to have membership paused should contact luca@yogasoup.com. Still, Ellner hadn’t lost his whimsical sense of humor, adding, “We’re also working hard on a virtual equivalent to oatmeal, soup, and sweet potatoes.”

Downtime to set up streaming at DiviniTree DiviniTree Yoga went one step further to make “the conscious choice” to temporarily close its physical studio and switch to offering classes online. “This was the most challenging and gut-wrenching decision I’ve ever had to make as a small business owner,” wrote owner Jill Agonias. “I know for a fact that yoga and this supportive community has literally saved people’s lives. This practice saved my life. Maybe it’s even saved yours… On the other hand, this decision has actually become quite obvious (because) there are many, many people in our greater communities about whom we need to be mindful may be more compromised and vulnerable (than we are). It’s for these people that we need to work together to slow the spread. It’s these lives that need to be saved now.” As at Yoga Soup, DiviniTree is making its classes available to everyone online, although the studio promises that all of them will be streamed live via Zoom, following the same procedures with the MindBody app. The studio plans to host two live classes every day through March 31, one in the morning or at lunch and the other in the evening, each 35-45 minutes long. Everyone will have access to live classes while studio members will enjoy exclusive access to all recorded classes as the library builds. Each class will have a 100-person capacity. Check www.divinitreesantabarbara. com/schedule. Unlimited access will cost $68 per month, while single virtual classes are available for $12 each. DiviniTree will also offer one free Instagram class per week through “Instagram Stories.” Follow Divinitree Santa Barbara on Instagram (www. instagram.com/divinitree.santabar bara) for updates.

Power-Ful Practice Still Taking Place

Power of Your Om, located upstairs at 1221 State Street down the hall from SOhO, is still maintaining its full schedule as of Monday night. The only adjustment is in reducing the capacity from 49 to 20, and also offering live streaming of some of the classes for home practice as well. Sunday’s

upcoming Yoga Nidra workshop is also still registering. The 5:30-7:30 pm event taught by Tricia Speidel addresses stress – certainly an issue that’s pertinent to the times – through restorative yoga postures, yoga nidra, and stress-relieving essential oils in service of turning down the intensity of stress and tuning into a new state of consciousness. Yoga nidra or “yogic sleep” is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage, in which the body is completely relaxed as the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a guided meditation. Attendees are advised to wear comfortable, snuggly clothes, bring a yoga mat, blanket and anything else you would like to be as comfortable as possible for a long savasana. And, of course, maintain six feet of “social distance.” Admission is $40.

Nature: Uncovering the Sacred Within” on March 21-22, from 10 am to 4 pm both days, during which he will address “Our True, or Awakened Nature – Buddha – a timeless subject of scientific exploration, philosophical examination and spiritual contemplation.” The class will explore and discover how awakened nature works, and why following a path to awakening with sincerity and commitment is the most effective way of reducing suffering, and accessing potential for happiness and freedom. The fee is $250, with scholarships available. Register at: http://groupspaces.com/ BodhiPathOnline/item/1244935. Meanwhile, the Mahakankala Buddhist Center has announced that it is closing through the end of March, and perhaps longer, while investigating moving meditations and other sessions to streaming online.

Weininger Winds Her Way to the Web

Meetups Still Meeting

Bodhi Path in Cyberspace

Closing Time

Radhule Weininger is cancelling in-person meetings to help stop the spread of the virus, but instead of scaling back, the veteran meditation teacher is upping the ante and actually adding meetings to its slate of online offerings. So the Zoom schedule now includes Mondays at 7 pm with Weininger, Tuesdays at 7 pm with Stacy Zumbroigel, Wednesdays at 7 pm with Danjo San joining Weininger, Thursdays at 2 pm with Juliet Rohde-Brown, Thursdays at 7 pm with Renee Golan, and Sunday mornings at 10 am (starting March 29) with Weininger and her husband, palliative care physician and writer Michael Kearney. The meetings will take place over Zoom at https://zoom. us/j/5612731921 and will sandwich check-ins and chatting before and after the meditation sessions to enhance the feeling of togetherness. Admission is free.

Bodhi Path Santa Barbara has announced that it wants to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 while still providing support to the sangha and community by moving all programs to online platforms until further notice. All programs may be accessed at their regularly scheduled times via Zoom links. Tuesday night sangha-led meditations take place 6-7 pm at https://zoom.us/j/582915912. Part 2 of “Awakening Bodhicitta – How to Open Your Heart and Develop Love and Compassion” from resident teacher Dawa Tarchin Phillips, takes place 7-9 pm Thursday, March 19, at https://zoom.us/j/746-572-464. Phillips will also teach “Buddha

“You do not find the happy life. You make it.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball

Going to gatherings in the great outdoors appears to be safe as long as people maintain appropriate space for “social distancing.” So Ascension Academy will still be hosting Kundalini Yoga to Balance the Chakra System and Restore Inner Peace from 10 to 11 am every Saturday at the Mission Rose Garden (420 Plaza Rubio), where the Kundalini Yoga sessions focus on the balance of a new chakra each class using the techniques of the potent ancient technology (free admission), and Meditation & Breathework Practice for Beginners & All Levels 10-11:30 am every Sunday at Lower Manning Park - Area 9, in Montecito, where the group focuses on learning the basic techniques of meditation and breathwork as well as its benefits, and how to incorporate meditation and its techniques into daily life ($10-20 suggested donation). Visit www.meetup.com/ Santa-Barbara-Kundalini-Yoga-andMeditation-Meetup-Group.

Among the spiritual centers choosing to close at least through the end of the month is Sunburst Sanctuary and Retreat Center, although the Lompoc center’s spiritual director and office staff are available by phone and email at (805) 736-6528 or contactus@sunburst.org for those seeking support. Meanwhile, Unity of Santa Barbara’s Sunday services have migrated to the Internet through at least the end of March. The 10 am live stream can be accessed at www.santabarbaraunity. org. A podcast (audio only) from last Sunday’s service, which featured Rev. Cathy Norman’s message and meditation plus Dr. Jim Kwako providing his medical perspective on the coronavirus, is available at www.santabar baraunity.org/podcast. •MJ 19 – 26 March 2020


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50-year-old camp, which is located off the San Marcos Pass, had served 10,000 students and their families each year. In addition to hosting camps for the Los Padres Boy Scouts, church retreats, and community gatherings, Rancho Alegre was the site of The Outdoor School, serving school districts in Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, Ventura County, and beyond. Ken Miles, Development Director for the Boy Scouts of America Los Padres Council, gave us a tour of the property last week. The Whittier Fire of July 2017 destroyed 215 acres of wooded camp including 47 of the camps 50 structures; the dining hall and cafeteria, one dorm, and one cabin were spared. Since the fire, volunteers have been meeting weekly, determined to rebuild. Debris has been cleared, plans have been made, and construction has begun, as evidenced last week. Trey Pinner, property owner on Coast Village Road and president of the Los Padres Council, took over the presidency following the fire, although he has been involved with the scouting program for the last 18 years. “We see this rebuilding as an opportunity to take the camp and Outdoor School program to a significantly new level,” Pinner said. “The facilities that we are building are significantly improved and will have greater longevity than the buildings that were lost.” The Outdoor School, which is a program of the BSA Los Padres Council, is a unique overnight environmental education program and one of the driving factors behind the push to rebuild Rancho Alegre. In this outdoor learning environment, fifth and sixth graders explore beyond classroom walls and are immersed in handson outdoor environmental educational activities, hiking and exploring nature, opening doors to self-discovery, learning new skills and forging friendships that last a lifetime. Camp counselors and naturalists who run the camp often go on to careers in geology, biology, and science, inspired by their time at camp. Rebuilding costs for Phase 1 of the project are estimated at $17.5 million, with $9 million coming from insurance coverage. Because the infrastructure was outdated, much of the insurance money is being used to rebuild the water and sewage system, as well as a solar system to provide electricity. “We are now reaching out to the community to bridge the gap and ensure local schoolchildren will again have this opportunity to experience the outdoors at this unique local camp,” Miles said. With the goal of opening in October 2020, crews have already made progress on buildings to house full time residents including the camp ranger, 19 – 26 March 2020

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camp director, and chef. Four dorm buildings are also currently under construction, which will house up to 150 students and chaperones at a time. Housing for seasonal staff, which includes camp counselors, naturalists, nutritionists, and nurses, are also planned, with foundations poured and ready to build upon. All buildings are being built with foam core walls, concrete siding, and metal roofs, making them extremely fire resistant. “They are designed to be rented out to families during the summer, as an additional revenue source,” Miles said. Other infrastructure in the works include outhouses and campsites, a ropes course that can be utilized for emergency training purposes, and eventually a lodge, which will be built in the second phase of the project. The pool, which survived the fire, is being rehabilitated. “We’re not asking people for money, we’re giving them the opportunity to do something good for somebody else,” Pinner said, adding that there have been significant donations from over two dozen entities and individuals, including the Berti Family and Jurkowitz Family, who are the largest contributors. “We hope that, once built, this facility will be the premier outdoor school facility for our community and beyond, and that potential donors can see the importance of this project,” Pinner said. For more information on the Capital Campaign visit www.lpcbsa.org/ran cho-alegre-reconstruction/ or call Ken for information and a personal tour at 805-835-9456. Donors’ names will be placed on the Wall of Gratitude at the camp, and there are multiple naming opportunities. “When you match a donor’s passion to the right cause, it can be life changing,” Miles said. “People really can make a difference.” •MJ

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Clinics have partnered to improve outpatient testing options just this week as well.
 So it sounds like, it’s not good enough, but better, in terms of testing and the log jam may be starting to break? I would very much want to reassure our community that inside the hospital, testing is not a problem. We are getting tests for the patients who need tests. The biggest testing challenge is really for patients who are unwell and at home and understandably very much want an answer. One week ago, we had far more scarcity of testing for our community. Today we have far more tests. I’m optimistic that if we reevaluate this in one week or two weeks the story will be very different again. Is there a message you want the community at large to know? I most passionately want people to understand that the dramatic measures we’re taking with social distancing, with closures, postponements and turning people’s lives upside down, are being made to try to “flatten the curve” and to slow down the epidemic. When people hear that schools are closing it strikes fear in the heart of many parents. My feeling is actually the opposite. This is not a disease that we think significantly affects children, but we know that closing schools is a great way to decrease the spread of a disease. It’s not about the kids, it’s about the community’s health. You had a line in the Cottage video: “We’ve only tested the snowflake on the tip of the iceberg.” The iceberg metaphor and visual was brilliant. Is there another analogy that’s helpful? We’ve heard people say it’s like World War II except we’re on the front lines. Do you have any other analogies, that help everyday people think about this? The other one I’ve heard is that “it’s hard to address the infestation of the rats in the basement if you don’t turn the lights on in the basement and go downstairs.” I prefer to think of the snowflake on the top of the iceberg. Is that because a big piece of that iceberg, the part we can’t see, is really people who are asymptomatic? That’s exactly right and that’s probably because of the younger population and those who are less medically complex. If we’re only testing the snowflake or perhaps this week, we’re now testing the snowball on the tip of the iceberg, we don’t yet know the size of the epidemic. The vast majority of our population are going to get through this. Maybe half of all people who carry this virus don’t have symptoms. Eighty percent or more of people who fall ill have a

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mild upper respiratory infection. You have to remember that the reason we’re doing these efforts that upend our lives is for the good of our public health and that of our community. How’s it going in terms of in the hospital infection, the nurses, the staff, and the doctors? Hospital workers are perhaps our most precious resource in all of this. Cottage is working around the clock to improve our systems, to prepare in anticipation that this is going to affect our communities. In Santa Barbara we’re fortunate that at this point we’re not yet seeing a big increase in respiratory illness for our admitted patients. That said it changes every day. Every hour. There is some fear amongst healthcare workers about potentially being exposed, but we’re in a far better position than the core physicians and healthcare workers in China or in Italy. We have had time to plan and to get our systems in place to protect our healthcare workers. I think, some degree of anxiety is understandable. There’s a lot of negative and even euphoric news in the social media world that seems unrealistic. What do you think about the future? Will things go back to normal. Does it run its course? Well, one of the challenges of the concept of “flattening the curve” is thinking ahead to how long we are talking. We know that our healthcare systems are going to be better off if we see a trickle of patients, as opposed to a surge of patients. But one of the interesting questions I was asked this week was, is there a point at which, this really takes too long to come through in a way that doesn’t disrupt our lives for months and months or longer? What we don’t know about the virus itself is how it’s going to behave in our human population in the long term. Is it going to be an epidemic that comes through and moves on, that we developed some immunity to as a population? Or is there some seasonality to this? Is it going to mutate and change in such a way that we’re at risk down the road? These are unanswered questions. One big takeaway watching your video is the importance of hospitals. Why are hospitals so important? Why are hospitals a line of defense? Well unfortunately some percentage of patients are falling so sick so quickly that they would not survive outside of the hospital, that they need care that can only be delivered in a hospital and often only in an ICU to save their life. While the percentage may not be very high, the number of patients may be very high.

So, because there is no cure, no vaccine, and limited therapeutic options, it seems funny and obvious to say that comes down to that good old four-letter word, “care.” I’ve spoken about Ebola in the video. That was another viral epidemic for which there was no known treatment. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the mortality rate was 90%. Nine out of every 10 people died. While in Western Europe and the United States, we had a total of 27 patients during that epidemic and only 18% of the patients who fell ill died. Now that’s still a tragedy. That’s still horrendous but the difference there between 18% in our healthcare system compared to 90% in the developing world is almost entirely because these patients had access to excellent hospital clinical care. Which means they’re in a bed, in a controlled environment? They’re getting IV fluids. If they need oxygen, they get oxygen. If they can’t breathe there’s a machine to help support their lungs. If they go into shock, they get medicines to help. If they get another infection on top, like a bacterial infection, they get antibiotics. These life saving measures make all the difference. This is all of the care that we provide in our healthcare system. That’s why hospitals are so important. Then how do we support our hospitals and our healthcare workers? Great question. We start by asking, what do people need? During this really unprecedented set of events that we’re living through, I think pausing and asking our neighbors, asking our nursing friends, what do you need? I think being thoughtful

and careful, but really asking, asking around the community, where is the need this week? And being ready for that to change next week because this is a very, very fluid situation. What about literally donating to hospitals? Contributions, masks, or these other items that we’ve heard nurses and doctors don’t have? There’s certainly a need everywhere for PPE, personal protective equipment, but I think reaching out to organizations for what their needs are is definitely the place to start. For Cottage Hospital there is a weblink https://www.cottagehealth.org/donate/. That’s right, but there’s another thing I think will help. You know the Montecito Journal may have a readership with some large percentage older than the age of 65. And we’re asking people to do this social kind of isolation and self-quarantine. This can be very, very hard on people. The younger population has grown up with electronics and devices and really have a very different type of social connection from those who are over 65. So, I think there’s a really big opportunity for our seniors to lean in with their electronics and stay better connected to friends and loved ones. Simple things like FaceTiming, but there’s so many platforms that people can be connected to one another. Perhaps it’s even about time that younger people help older people figure out how to use those devices and stay socially connected. Hopefully some youth organization might organize that. Well I hope we can stay in touch for updates as the situation changes. Well, thanks. I’m glad we did this. •MJ

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