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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, P.10 • ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT, P.27 • MOVIE GUIDE, P.39

“AN ACT OF GOD”

Southern California Edison denies claims after fallen tree branch sets in motion major power surge; residents report hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage (story on page 12)

Staying Informed

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Moon Landing

Stephanie Coltrin and Rubicon Theatre Company present comedy Moonlight and Magnolias, p.22

Sudden IMPACT

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This Week

Richard Shaikewitz takes issue with Bob Hazard’s columns about Montecito Water District and explores how the board members get selected Michael Hammer engagement; Ellen’s tweet; Katy and Orlando; Rob Lowe roast; electrical Melanie Simon; Annette Simmons; artists Freddy Caston; Drew Barrymore’s divorce; Ed Snider’s estate; Gigi’s new gig; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; and RIP, Ivo Pitanguy

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Pair portrays Reagans; Los Arroyos gala; We The Folk at SOhO; The New Yorker; gallery party; Summer Tasting; free tutoring; library book drop; Taste of the Vine; chair yoga; Mission Treasures tour; Glenn Miller Orchestra; Summerland yoga; Travel Adventures at library; knit and crochet; poetry club; open house; 10 West Gallery; Artists Open Studios tour; prayer retreat; Carp artists; tour in Goleta; Mindfulness Meditation; art classes; Cava entertainment; brain fitness; Story Time; Pilates; talking Italian; artisans market; and Bible study

10 Letters to the Editor

G. Hebert on the median and philanthropy; “Anonymous Anita” about fake lawn; Tom Kress writes about heroes; Mary Frink on author Katie Clyne; Guy Strickland sounds off about politics; Jean von Wittenburg on 76 closure; Ben Burned gums up the works; Ernest Salomon on Democrats; Lyle Medved in praise of Ashleigh Brilliant; and Ralph Iannelli concerned about Hillary Clinton

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Rey Fire’s effects; power surge meeting; young author Katie Clyne; and Ann Pieramici is wild about the Wilderness Youth Project

14 Seen Around Town

Lynda Millner wraps up the Fiesta Finale; Rockwood Woman’s Club and La Merienda; and White Party at Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club

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22 On Entertainment

Steven Libowitz chats it up with director Stephanie Coltrin over Moonlight and Magnolias at the Rubicon; five questions about In the Heights; Pacific Coast Open and Under the Harvest Sun; and SB’s Pacific Pride Festival

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27 Brilliant Thoughts

Ashleigh Brilliant explores fame and fortune – ain’t we got fun? – and specifically what it takes to succeed (“suck seed”)

28 Spirituality Matters

Steven Libowitz chronicles SB’s Non-Violent Communication Practice Group; Nancy D. O’Reilly, author of Lead with Your Feminine Power; Interfaith Pride Celebration; downtown meditation; and SB Consciousness Network

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37 Legal Advertising 39 Movie Guide 40 Our Town

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42 Calendar of Events

Sgt. Pepper in Carpinteria; Band of Horses at Arlington; Taste of the Vine; Jackson Browne in the Bowl; Eric Brace and Peter Cooper at Lobero; Yes performs at Arlington; The Warrior Chorus; Glenn Miller Orchestra; Journey rocks the Bowl; and Craig Carlson at Chaucer’s

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On the Water Front

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by Richard Shaikewitz The following views are solely mine, and not necessarily those of the Montecito Water District (MWD) Board of Directors.

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bout 20 months ago Bob Hazard, MJ’s associate editor, held meetings at Birnam Wood, wrote articles in the MJ, and talked at the Montecito Association (MA) with his personal message requesting resignation of the entire MWD board. Each of us is entitled to our own positions regardless of merit, but I believe it’s unfair when an associate editor of the MJ, week after week writes articles urging his personal position, which, in my opinion, lack foundation. As an example, his most recent column (On The Water Front, MJ #22/33) claims that “…board vacancies have been filled by the sitting directors, who appoint friends or colleagues to serve, who then subsequently are declared unopposed winners as ‘incumbents’ in the following two-year MWD Board election cycle.” This is absolutely untrue.

How MWD’s Board is Selected

In 2006, there were three open MWD director positions. Bob Puddicombe, an incumbent, Sam Frye, and I, filed the necessary documents at the County Election Office to run for the positions. Under State Law, if the number of applicants seeking a position is the same as the number of openings, the names do not go on the ballot, and after the general election, the applicants are declared winners. Shortly after, Puddicombe passed away and an opening was declared. Pursuant to State Law, the position was advertised, applications received, and the remaining board members interview the applicants and voted to fill the position. Whoever is appointed, if they want to keep the position, must then file and run in the next general election. Anyone else who wishes to run may also do so. The board chose Doug Morgan, a retired PH.D., professor of economics from UCSB who had knowledge of, and had written on water issues, to fill the



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THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail kelly@montecitojournal.net or call (805) 565-1860) THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

Eberhart’s show, Within. When: 5 to 7 pm Where: 1528 State Street Info: 962-6444

Anniversary Celebration Los Arroyos on Coast Village Road celebrates 12 years in business with dinnertime mariachis and drink specials. Where: 1280 Coast Village Road Info: 969-9059 SOhO Performance Fiery folk-fusion coming to your ears from a collection of voices and instruments! Los Angeles-based We The Folk sings the songs of the folk, young and old, and gives everyone a reason to dance. We The Folk began as a trio performing impromptu shows in public spaces around the UCLA campus. As a quintet, We The Folk has played shows in major Los Angeles venues such as The Troubadour, Hotel Cafe, and The Mint. The band holds several residencies around the greater Los Angeles area. Tonight the quintet is joined by Savannah Wilder for a show at SOhO. When: dinner at 6:30 pm, music at 8 pm Where: 1221 State Street Tickets: $10 entry, dinner not included Info: www.sohosb.com Discussion Group A group gathers to discuss The New Yorker. When: 7:30 to 9:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

Summer Tasting Series The oceanfront terrace and lush gardens of Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara create a perfect setting for a summer tasting series. On select Friday afternoons throughout the summer, taste Patron tequila, rosé wines, local microbrews, and flights of our region’s signature varietal, Pinot Noir. When: 6 pm Where: 1260 Channel Drive Cost: $49-$79 Info: 565-8232 SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 Free Tutor Training The Santa Barbara Public Library System’s Adult Literacy Program needs new volunteer tutors. Tutors help other adults build the reading, writing, English, and other skills needed for work, family, and lifelong learning. Today the library will offer a three-hour “Fast Track” ESL tutor training course at the Carpinteria Library. The class prepares new volunteers to get started as ESL tutors at their library. New volunteers are asked to make a sixmonth commitment to tutoring. When: 1 to 4 pm Where: 5141 Carpinteria Ave Sign-up: (805) 564-5619 or contacting Literacy@SantaBarbaraCA.gov Yarn Bomb the Book Drop Here’s your chance to be at the vanguard of a new global trend. The Montecito Library book drop will be

Closing Party Divine Inspiration Gallery hosts a closing reception for artist Barbara

Couple to Portray the Reagans Take a step back in time as actors William and Sue Wills present a theatrical dialogue portraying the life and times of president Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy Reagan. The actors will use dialects, emotions, and costumes to dramatize the strengths, weaknesses, failures, and triumphs of this revered First Couple. When: 10:30 am Where: The Samarkand, 2550 Treasure Drive Cost: free Reservations required: 877-231-6284 “bombed” with colorful yarn and small bits of knit and crochet work. To participate in the yarn bombing at Montecito Library, you don’t need to know how to knit, crochet, or sew. You don’t even have to bring your own yarn. There will be yarn for wrapping and pompoms for stringing. Come join the fun or come to watch. When: 10 am to 4 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Taste of the Vine The picturesque bluffs in Summerland will be the site of the 14th Annual Taste of the Vine & Auction at QAD, Inc., which helps fund medical research to cure, treat, and prevent diabetes. Hundreds of event attendees will enjoy live music, savory food, fine wines and handcrafted beer from the Central Coast. Guests will have a chance to win vacation packages, wine, and fine gifts during a live auction featuring auctioneer John Palminteri. When: 2 to 6 pm Where: QAD, 100 Innovation Place Info: www.sansum.org Chair Yoga Julee Shea, founder of A la Carte Wellness Agency and co-founder of Nourish Santa Barbara, will teach a class on the benefits of chair yoga and the breath for healthy well-being. Learn how to rid the mind of chatter and focus on what’s important. When: 2 to 3 pm

Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Please pre-register: 969-5063 SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 Mission Treasures Tour A tour to learn about the Mission’s architecture, artwork, and some of its greatest treasures in areas not normally open to the public. All proceeds support the Mission and SB Archive-Library. When: 12:30 to 2 pm Where: 2201 Laguna Street Cost: $20 per person; no children under 12 TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 Glenn Miller Orchestra The Marjorie Luke Theatre hosts Glenn Miller Orchestra. When: 7 pm Where: 721 E. Cota Street Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 Summerland Evening Yoga A longtime Summerland tradition, taught by Bob Andre. Small Hatha 1 yoga class with brief meditation and breathing work. When: 5:30 pm Where: Summerland Church, 2400 Lillie Avenue Cost: donation



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LETTERS

TO THE EDITOR

If you have something you think Montecito should know about, or wish to respond to something you read in the Journal, we want to hear from you. Please send all such correspondence to: Montecito Journal, Letters to the Editor, 1206 Coast Village Circle, Suite D, Montecito, CA. 93108. You can also FAX such mail to: (805) 969-6654, or E-mail to jim@montecitojournal.net

Let’s Do It

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he bare soil filling the Coast Village Road median has daily had my attention as a walker. I have imagined that each section could be planted with all types of Mohave Desert and low-water cacti and succulents. Each section (no two are the same) could have large circles, squares, and diamonds created with low-cost cement retaining brick-like pieces outlining. The surrounding soil could then be planted with various types of local succulents that are lovely and fine with extremely low water. Perhaps, to finish each median’s outline, the cement brick retainers could be added there to keep the soil back within each median itself, and be decorative also. California has many various colors of flowers in the plants that thrive in isolated terrain, like the top of the rock and asphalt retaining wall on Channel Drive at Butterfly Beach. Or, the type used in front of Montecito Bank & Trust. As we know, there are a great many, terrific varieties to be found. Philanthropy and/or various public events could be created to pay the cost of finishing all the different-size medians on our Coast Village Road. G. Hebert Montecito (Editor’s note: Philanthropy only goes so far, as taxes are assessed in order to pay for such things as beautified medians [see the next letter]. The City of Santa Barbara should work alongside such entities as the Coast Village Business Association [soon to be renamed Coast Village Association] to decide what’s best for this area. – J.B.)

Green and Groovy

I want to mention an idea that appeared on the screen of my mind regarding the Coast Village Road median: if memory serves me right, Santos Escobar said he was “open to suggestions.” Recently, the gas station, on the corner of Milpas and Quinientos (in front of Trader Joe’s) changed owners, and it’s now called Summit. On the corner of their lot, the owners placed artificial green lawn that, amazingly, “looks” like (and may be even better than) real lawn. It’s beautiful, and so soothingly green! I don’t think our human optic nerve has the evolutionary capacity yet to discern between “fake” dead lawn, and “real” alive lawn. I say this because, every time I see Summit’s

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corner lush green lawn with other aesthetically pleasing well-arranged plants, I feel a sense of pleasure and well-being. Just like I feel in our lush green areas here in Montecito. As a matter of fact, I make a point to “see” the green area (albeit very small), whenever I go to TJ’s and, every time, I hear myself saying, “Wow, this is awesome.” The job of placing all the fake lawn down was quite fast: maybe one day? (Lots of cutting and arranging to conform to the rounded-off cement.) Okay. So how to finance fake lawn on the Coast Village Road median... The business owners along both sides of the median can chip-in and pay for the lawn and the labor to lay it down. A word of caution: one person should make sure the lawn chosen, is very authentic-looking. I have seen some fake lawns that look so plastikee that dirt would look better. BeWellTakeCare, AutonomousAnonymousAnita Montecito (Editor’s note: I’ve seen some of that fake lawn stuff and some of it is not pretty. The artificial grass outside Village Properties isn’t bad, and looks “almost” real, but I’m told it doesn’t last long and when a dog uses the grass as a commode, the results are difficult to remove. But, your idea is a good one, although I don’t know how eager Coast Village Road business and property owners will be to subsidize what should be in the purview of the City of Santa Barbara. After all, it is the City that gets all the sales tax revenue from this strip. Seems like they ought to be able to set aside a little of it for upkeep. – J.B.)

The Gem of Jade

Mary Sheldon, owner of Tecolote Book Shop, recently held a book signing for author Katie Clyne. Katie wrote a book titled Carissa Clearwater, the Gem of Jade. It is filled with mermaids and magic, fight scenes, and humor, and will be enjoyed by kids and grownups alike. Katie is the daughter of Lyla Clyne and the granddaughter of Sally Clyne. Both Sally and Lyla are realtors at Village Properties in Montecito. Katie’s father, Alex, owns Clyne Construction. Mary said Katie is the youngest author she has ever featured at Tecolote. There are still a few books available for purchase there. Mary Frink Postmaster, retired

Carissa Clearwater, the Gem of Jade author Katie Clyne (right) signs at Tecolote Book Shop event for her fans. Katie’s sister, Dilyn (left), was the model for the book’s cover

there would be less integrity in our hometown. True knowledge of the past makes better futures. I believe this goodwill will be awarded back to them. They maintain open hours from 10 am to 2 pm every Tuesday. Try to stop by and find a way to donate your history of giving back to this much appreciated and deserving cause and contribution to our town. And thanks! Best regards, Tom Kress Montecito

Some Observations Carissa Clearwater, the Gem of Jade; look for it at Tecolote Book Shop

Montecito (Editor’s note: Thank you, Mary, for this late-breaking item. We are pleased to honor Katie as Montecito’s newest and youngest author. – J.B.)

Tuesday’s Heroes

This is a note to help recognize the fine re-establishment of the Montecito Association History Committee by trustees Trish Davis, Leslie Power, and Debbie Hughie, located in the Montecito Library (1469 East Valley Road, history@montecitoassociation. org, 805-969-1547). These folks are some of the true real heroes that donate their valuable time and goodwill to our community. Hopefully, the Association and the community will give them some applause. Their generous voluntary contributions provide future generations and us a thorough, truthful, educational, and meaningful foundation to our lives artistically, creatively, ethically, and respectfully. Without these folks,

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President Obama delayed visiting Louisiana because the golf courses were still under water. There was supposed to be a firewall between the Clinton Foundation and the Hillary Clinton State Department. Apparently, the firewall ran right through the heads of Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. The firewall was 100 percent contained and is no longer a threat… to the corrupt. Loretta Lynch is head of the DOJ… the Distortion of Justice. Things that are spinning wildly out of control: Kansas tornados and James Comey’s moral compass. Democrats want free college tuition. I can support that only if it includes a mandatory requirement to study some economics. The characteristic that distinguishes a Republican from a Democrat is… a passing grade in Econ 101. Guy Strickland Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: It is a beautiful thing that the entire political establishment has teamed up with the educational establishment to delete any mention of economics in the course of a 13-year “education,” so that the passing parade of pusillanimous

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position. I did not know him, and to my knowledge none of the other board members knew him. At the next General Election, Doug Morgan, Jan Abel, an incumbent, and a third person submitted the necessary paperwork to the Election Board and ran for two open positions. Morgan and Abel won the contested election. Not at all like the above nonsense that Hazard wrote.

Another MWD Board Vacancy

The next board vacancy occurred in about 2011 with the passing of director Larry Wilson. The position was advertised and five applications were received. Following an open meeting where qualified candidates were interviewed by the sitting MWD Board, they chose Darlene Bierig to replace Director Wilson. Ms Bierig was well-known in the community, was the land use chair of the Montecito Association with a strong background in public planning, and to my knowledge unconnected to anyone on the MWD board. She also was appointed before it was known that the worst drought in California history was beginning. Director Bierig resigned her board position in 2015 to complete her Ph.D. thesis about water that had been shelved due to the drought taking inordinate amounts of her time to help MWD and its community. California Law was again followed; the opening was advertised and three applications were received. The candidates were interviewed in an open meeting. Charles Newman was the unanimous choice. We were in the depths of the drought, with many board members spending inordinate amounts of time on MWD business. Bob Hazard was present during the interviews and heard the two candidates who were not selected say that they could only spend a few days a month on MWD matters, while Mr. Newman said there were no time constraints when it came to his responsibility as MWD director. In addition, he had taken it upon himself to spend several months at the MWD office reading board minutes and documents to familiarize himself with the complex issues facing the board, including desal.

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Reclaimed Water Misinformation

Other misinformation in Mr. Hazard’s recent columns concerns “No Recycled Wastewater Program.” He is very much aware of the groundwater recharge study completed by MWD with the Montecito Sanitary District and Heal the Ocean that concluded the groundwater basin in Montecito was not a viable candidate for a groundwater recharge program. He also knows that MWD is looking at other possible solutions to use wastewater that make economic sense; and has spent considerable time reviewing all past studies on the possible use of reclaimed water. Yet the tone of his paragraph is negative, indicating that MWD is not fulfilling its responsibilities.

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With the drought now entering its fifth year with the unthinkable loss of the Lake Cachuma water supply, Mr. Hazard is well aware that MWD has been successful in acquiring sufficient water, assuming no rain, to carry the District into 2020. But his paragraph uses language concerning the lake our water comes from as “…morphing into ugly mud holes….” His comments on water rate increases were also tainted. He forgot to mention that five of the yearly rate increases he complained about were enacted before the drought began, and with community input, to help fund the replacement of 23 miles of 80-year-old pipe. Unfortunately, the drought hit at about the time of the first increase, and the scheduled pipeline replacements were postponed while MWD diverted the funds to help buy water on the open market to keep our taps running due in part to the loss of the 3,300 acre-feet a year of promised State water. Then, referring to our customers, he wrote, “…while still suffering the ignominy of MWD being the only water district in the state still continuing mandatory, but imperfectly apportioned water rationing with severe penalties for excess use.” Had he attended our operations meetings, he would know that we discussed ways to possibly modify or eliminate rationing and/or penalties, but with the amount of water we now have, and not knowing when the drought will end, we felt it too risky to change at this time. Further, Hazard is well aware that, even with our current penalties and charges, many of our customers are paying less than Santa Barbara City customers are paying for the same amount of water.

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The entire State of California is suffering from its worst drought in recorded history. The MWD board is working hard to acquire sufficient water to meet its customers’ needs, and at the lowest possible price. If we are successful in obtaining desal from the City, it will be a great help in providing a local and secure new water source, but unfortunately, at a very high cost. Please take the time to read our online website (www.montecitowater.com) and to attend some of our meetings. You can then better decide if associate editor Hazard is being fair and accurate in his ongoing Water Front columns. •MJ 25 August – 1 September 2016

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 has been Editor at Large for the Journal since 2007, reporting on news in Montecito Kelly and beyond. She is also a licensed Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Calcagno & Hamilton team. She can be reached at Kelly@montecitojournal.net.

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n August 22, more than 60 people packed Montecito Hall for a lively discussion on the Southern California Edison (SCE) power surge that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to the homes of many Montecito residents. The discussion took place at a town hall-style meeting hosted by Montecito Association (MA), First District supervisor Salud Carbajal’s office, and SCE. Rondi Guthrie, SCE’s Government Affairs representative, began the meeting by saying that any claims made by affected homeowners would not be discussed, despite the fact that many residents attended the meeting to lament about the complicated and unsuccessful claims process. “We want to discuss with you what we are doing to prevent this from happening in the future,” Guthrie said. Guthrie and Edison Area manager, certified arborist Jon Pancoast, explained that on the evening of April 15 and early-morning hours of

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Linda Vega Dance Studio. An extra treat this year at the finale was having art come to life. The cover on a recent Montecito Journal was a 1926 photograph taken in the El Paseo restaurant. The art came to life on those same steps when David Bolton, Ricardo Chavez, Misuda Cohen, James Garcia, Erin Graffy de Garcia, Arleen Hurtato, Gabriela Martinez, Luis Moreno, Amanda Payatt, Richard Payatt, Diana Vandervoort, Thea Vandervoort, and Ben Woods all took their poses from the picture. After all, El Paseo is

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Road to blow across the road and into Edison’s 16kV lines, which then fell into two phases of 4kV lines. The incident momentarily energized the 4kV lines to 16,000 volts and escalated home voltages from 120 volts (the normal voltage) to upward of 480 volts. Originally, 1,436 customers were impacted by the outage, with 151 customers still affected at 12:15 pm on Saturday. Electricity was restored at approximately 9:40 pm on April 16, after crews replaced 1,800 feet of overhead wires and miscellaneous equipment. Pancoast, who manages the trees in our area, explained that Edison has specific clearances that must be maintained, and that trees near power lines have to be at least four feet away at all times. “Before this event, it was our job to identify trees on the same side of the street that could pose a problem near our lines and mitigate that problem,” he said. “Now, since this event, we are also looking at trees across the street, which have not historically been our responsibility,” he said, adding that crews met with Montecito Fire Protection District and Santa Barbara County Fire reps following the incident. With the hundreds of thousands of trees in Montecito, Pancoast says Edison is committed to assessing each and every tree, and has four crews currently working full time on trimming roughly 10,000 trees. “We are assuming the cost as a public service,” he added, explaining that funding is not coming from the rate payers. The project is expected to take two to three years to complete. Pancoast said Montecito’s rural area canopy aesthetics, years of protected tree ordinances, and 80’ to 90’ Eucalyptus trees have all posed a challenge to Edison over the years, even though trees near power lines are reviewed twice per year. Because the tree that caused the April event was on private property, Edison will not accept responsibility for the damage caused. “It was an act of God,” many attendees report hearing from Edison in response to their claims. Several residents at the meeting spoke about having tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to computers and appliances, despite having surge protectors in the home. One woman from the Eucalyptus Hill neighborhood said the total damage to her home is close to $125,000. Several other affected homeowners lamented about Edison’s slow response to reach out to homeowners and issues with the claims website. Others wanted to know if the property owner whose tree caused the damage had been identified and contacted, and if their home insurance would be responsible for paying for the damage to others’ homes. The reps from

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Edison declined to comment on that matter. Near the end of the standing-room-only meeting, the discussion turned to prevention and future plans. One Edison rep explained the need for a layered approach to surge protection in homes, in hopes of debilitating another high voltage surge. “It lowers the amount of energy that reaches your plugged-in devices,” he said. Supervisor Carbajal suggested changing building codes to add whole home surge protectors, in an effort to help inform homeowners. “I’m concerned about ongoing incidents,” he said. Supervisor Carbajal also said that the issue warrants continuing discussions about undergrounding utilities, to both prevent wind-related issues and to beautify the community. The idea of undergrounding has been discussed at length over the years, but Carbajal said the idea had lacked traction from residents due to the high cost to do so. “It’s extremely expensive,” Pancoast said, adding that the price would need to be paid by private property owners. Guthrie said she would be happy to further discuss the idea at future Montecito Association meetings. We’ve heard from many residents who were affected by the outage, including one resident who told us: “We had about $5,000 in damage and filed a claim. It was promptly denied, saying that SCE is not responsible for the damage as a tree fell on their equipment, which caused another piece of equipment to fall and cause the surge. Since the tree was on someone’s property and quite a bit of distance away from their equipment they are not responsible.” The homeowner went on to write: “I was planning on going to the meeting but have second thoughts if all they are going to do is deny any responsibility. I can imagine it could be quite problematic for them, if they did accept the blame as claims would come in from everywhere. It’s too bad it happened; I am ready to move on.” For more information, contact the Montecito Association at 969-2026, or visit Southern California Edison’s website at www.sce.com.

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Earlier this week, a change in atmospheric wind direction sent smoke and ash from the Rey Fire over Montecito, alarming many residents and bringing back memories of the Tea Fire that destroyed more than two hundred homes in 2008. “At this time there is no immediate threat to Montecito, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria,” said Raj Singh, lead information officer for the Rey Fire, who spoke to us on Monday.



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On Entertainment

Steven Libowitz has reported on the arts and entertainment for more than 30 years; he has contributed to the Montecito Journal for more than ten years.

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Moonlight and Magnolias takes the stage September 3-18 at Rubicon

irectors rarely get a chance to revisit a play once it’s opened and even more rarely after it’s closed. But when Rubicon Theatre Company (RTC) presents Moonlight and Magnolias, Ron Hutchinson’s flyon-the-wall comedy by about a crucial week in the making of the movie adaptation of Gone With the Wind, Stephanie A. Coltrin has another opportunity at the helm of a work she first directed at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. It’s almost like a scene for the play itself, which is Hutchinson’s imagining of what happened when legendary film producer David O. Selznick, who fired the first director, rounded up Victor Fleming and famed screenwriter Ben Hecht to rewrite the lackluster script, hoping to save the expensive but troubled production. The wildly funny, behind-the-scenes farce finds the threesome locked in a room with the shades drawn, the phone off the hook and subsisting only on a diet

of peanuts and bananas as they hash out a new screenplay for what would become the epic Academy Awardwinning film, one of the most iconic in Hollywood history. Rubicon is reviving Moonlight and Magnolias – complete with the same principal cast – just in time for the 80th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Ovation award winner Coltrin, whose previous RTC production of The Last Five Years, received an Ovation nomination, talked earlier this week about the book, the movie, and revisiting the play. Q. I understand you were a big fan of Gone With the Wind [GWTW] even before you first came to the play. A. I am, yeah. The first time I saw it, I was with my dad on a business trip in Atlanta. I was very young and confused by all of it, just the idea of movies. When they got to the burning of Atlanta, I thought we had to leave

because we were in danger. My dad tried to explain it was a movie, but I didn’t realize that it wasn’t actually happening outside the theater. It took him a long time to convince me it was pretend. I watched it many times since. When I was little, it was all about the big dresses and pretty hair and all that stuff. Then a bit later, I remember thinking that it was romantic and wonderful – the idea to never go hungry again. But then later, I realized it was a romanticized thing about the South, and I wasn’t sure how to feel about it any longer. Now, I know it’s been a long journey, but I’m comfortable with the fact that I’m still a fan. Love it or hate it, these guys created something that lives forever. Sure, there was racism. But they did what they could do in the context of the times. And it’s such a beautiful piece of art. And that’s kind of what the play is about. Why is this one week in the making of this one movie such an important thing to focus on, and why does it matter today? We watch a finished product without understanding what it took to get there. As artists in the theater, we have the same thing. If you’re doing the job right, it looks effortless. Maybe now with social media, people have a better idea of what goes into the process. But that’s what the play is about. There’s a line when they’re really struggling with the script. They’re fighting about sequences as each of them wants to quit at one point or another. But then one character says, “Do you know any other way to live forever?” The idea that these guys are gone but they came up with this work that we’re still talking about 80 years later

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Obviously, it’s a work of fiction, but there’s some question about the accuracy of the play. Nobody knows what happened in that room. And there are things the playwright admittedly fussed with. It’s his fantasy of what took place. He just wanted to write it because when he heard about what had happened, he realized it had all the elements of classical farce – people locked in a room, with Selznick saying no one leaves till we have another screenplay. They’re fighting with each other, trying to somehow come out with something great. But nobody will ever know beyond those three, and they’re not around. But it’s interesting to think about.

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general want to move on? It stuck with me. But the truth is that every show I do is never finished in my mind. You do a lot of work, and at some point you have to commit to things and set it and move on. But even when I come back during performances after opening night, I think I wish I had done this or that. That’s part of the creative process of theater, because it changes night to night and you constantly get new ideas. But this is the first opportunity in the 55 shows I’ve directed to go back and revisit. I’m very interested because the first tine we did it, it was hilarious. But some of the things weren’t as grounded as I would have liked them to be. We still want the comedy, because it is a farce – and it’s funny to see these powerful guys act all prissy. But now I’m pushing 50, and I’m more interested in digging into the relationships and having the comedy come out of that. As far as the cast, it’s been great to come back six years later after they’ve all done so many shows, and quite a few together. The actors have their own existing relationships. To watch that translate onto the stage is fantastic. What else has changed? What did you learn in the meantime? I’ve learned a lot more about these individuals as people. I know them so much better. I’ve kept reading and following over the years. It feels like they are more present to me as people; they’ve come more to life for me than the first time around. And just the weight of it all. Selznick was a memo writer, he was dictating all the time, even during the play. He actually sent one memo to Vivian Leigh about her acting that weighed half a pound and took 10 days for her to respond to. Imagine that in the age of cell phones and texting. I was just reading recently how GWTW to this day is second in popularity all time to the Bible. All these details have brought them more alive. And I see even more their continued influence on what filmmaking has become. I have to point out that the play received mixed reviews when it ran in New York in the 2000s, including an absolute pan from The New York Times, and even your earlier production didn’t receive only raves, though the criticism I read was about the play, not the acting or direction. How do you account for that? I thought about it when I read that there were negative reviews. The play looks easier than it is. It’s not light comedy. I didn’t see that production in New York – I’ve never actually seen anyone else’s – so I’m not sure what they reacted to. There are some sequences where the serious subjects get in the way – things about racism, 25 August – 1 September 2016

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5 Q’s about In the Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is a huge sensation on Broadway, winner of 11 Tony Awards earlier this year (after being nominated for a record 16). But before the young playwright created the modern musical about American founding father Alexander Hamilton, he wrote the music and lyrics for In the Heights, a universal drama about chasing your dreams and finding your true home set in New York City’s vibrant Washington Heights community. The groundbreaking show – which also won the Tony for Best Musical – gets its area premiere through PCPA, which moves its production to Solvang’s Festival Theater this weekend. We talked with director Michael Jenkinson. Q. This is the first area production. Can you give us a quick synopsis of the story? A. Gosh, only a thin veneer. There are so many subplots, which are part of the appeal. It is Miranda’s love letter to his community, because he’s from Washington Heights. The essence is what happens when someone in the neighborhood wins lottery money, and the choice of how to use it. Will it get to the hands of the people who most need it? It starts one way, then everything shifts and changes by the second act. And there are two love

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erry Thede passed away peacefully August 7, 2016 in Santa Barbara from complications of Parkinson’s Disease after a decades’ long battle. He was a devoted family man, a truly generous and loyal friend, and a professional of the highest integrity, compassion, and skill. He just wanted to be thought of as a “good man”. Born in the small town of Dinuba, California, to Harry C. Thede and Nell Sewell Thede, Jerry was three when the family moved to the nearby metropolis of Madera where Jerry lived through high school. Jerry and his older brother Bob (who died in 2007) were the first members of the family to attend college. Both attended Stanford University and Stanford Law School. Jerry was awarded his BA “with distinction” in 1950. Having commenced law school in his senior year, he graduated from Stanford Law School in 1952 and was elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honorary scholastic society that invites the top 10% of each graduating class to membership. Also in this class were future U.S. Supreme Court Justices William Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Connor. Upon graduation, Jerry accepted a position with the Santa Barbara law firm of Price, Postel and Parma, which traces its history back to 1852. He practiced mainly in the area of estate planning and administration, and retired as the firm’s senior partner in 1998. Jerry is survived by his wife, the former April Ravelle, whom he married in 1966 and with whom he was fortunate to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this year. He was the father by a former marriage of two sons – Eric, who was killed while attending the University of Oregon in 1976, and Jeff, who is also an estate planning attorney, practicing in Portland, Oregon. Jeff is married to Jan, and they are the parents of Justine (a third generation estate planning attorney working with her dad in Portland) and Carsten (who works in advertising in San Francisco). Over the years, Jerry supported many nonprofit organizations by serving on the boards of Girls Club of Santa Barbara, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Association for Old Age Care, Montecito Retirement Associates (Casa Dorinda), Foundation for Santa Barbara City College, Music Academy of the West and Rotary Club. Lastly, he was an outstanding mentor for a child through the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. As a man with many interests, Jerry was an instrument-rated pilot and flew on many tours with the Aviation Country Club of California and was a member of the Santa Barbara Club, Birnam Wood Golf Club and La Cumbre Golf and Country Club. There will be a celebration of Jerry’s life from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at the Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara. Contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara, 632 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara 93103. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

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pupils will believe they are entitled to “free” food, cell phones, college, medical care, birth control, abortion, sex-change operations, and probably transportation and housing without wondering who or what pays the bill for all that. And, naturally, they will vote for whoever offers the most “free” stuff, since apparently nobody pays for anything and the “money” is simply printed up and packaged. And, we all know which party offers the most of that kind of thing; no explanation required. – J.B.)

The Close of the 76 Station

From one very unhappy Montecito resident (and I hope I’m not alone), I find the closing of the 76 station at the corner of Olive Mill and Coast Village Road sad, to say the least. And I’d hate to be a homeowner next door… three stories and mixed use? For many of us who don’t want to or can’t fill their tanks, check tires for air pressure, check under the hood and clean their windows, where do we go? Why for heaven’s sake can’t the newly renovated Chevron station offer these services? Jean von Wittenburg Montecito (Editor’s note: We agree about the need for checking tires and looking under the hood, but gas stations are now just that: gas stations. If you need more than that, you need look no further than either Village Auto Repair or J&S Garage, both long-standing and reliable Montecito businesses that offer great service at fair prices. – J.B.)

Gumming It Up

Upon close examination of numerous similar-looking spots on Coast Village Road (is that where Ashleigh Brilliant took his pic?), the dark, mysterious blobs are sun-dried, dirt-absorbed pieces of chewing gum, thoughtlessly – possibly even dissolutely – tossed onto the pavement. Ben Burned Montecito (Editor’s note: While at first we decided ice cream is the culprit, upon closer examination, we now agree with your determination that the spots are indeed discarded chewing gum. Thank you for your analysis. – J.B.)

What Have Democrats Done?

For years I have asked, “What have Democrat city governments done for inner-city blacks?” I have always answered myself: nothing except made their situation worse! Tonight you asked your two black guests several times, “What has the Democratic Party done for blacks?” They did not answer because they

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have no answer! You and others, including Trump, talk about the Democratic Party and blacks. It is specifically Democratic governments in almost all big northern cities for decade after decade, some entrenched in cities like Milwaukee for 108 years, who have destroyed the lives of millions of blacks in their cities! The inner cities have become war zones with no jobs and no life for millions of young black men!  On the federal level: What has President Obama, the Great Black Hope, done for blacks since he has been in office? We have seen: More blacks in poverty More blacks on welfare More blacks on food stamps More blacks unemployed More blacks not looking for work More failing black schools More blacks killing blacks More blacks in prisons @ almost 40 percent of the prison population More illegal immigrants taking the jobs of blacks for less pay Proposed 65,000 Syrians who need welfare and will get free housing and take black jobs. Regards, Ernest Salomon Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: We like Donald Trump’s recent statement, querying what AfricanAmerican voters have to lose by casting their ballot for him, since the Democrats have given them nothing but dependency and despair. – J.B.)

am sure many, many others. Lyle D. Medved, Esq. Montecito

Worried About Hillary

I am very worried about Hillary Clinton. The stress she is under must be similar to what Raskolnikov suffered after he committed his crimes in Crime and Punishment. When she thought to denude her personal server of over 33,000 messages, she must have convinced herself that she had committed the perfect crime. Like Raskolinikov and Napoleon before him, any crime is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose. So with her goal of denying the American public a substantial part of her record of self-dealing and general malfeasance, she was on her way to run for the highest elected position in our country. One problem: did she really erase or have someone else erase everything, or did a few or many of the emails remain intact? Oh, how stressful to lie awake at night thinking about Julian Assange, Judicial Watch, and that damn Freedom of Information Act. The stress on her compromised central nervous system must be the reason she is so prone to giving the media

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Wit and Whimsy

I just became aware of Ashleigh Brilliant’s remarkable column in the Montecito Journal. His insightful and very important discussions regarding what “honor” really means, and how all of us stand to lose by engaging in “great hate,” are quite remarkable. I, too, hail from Canada, and therefore am quite delighted to offer my kudos to a fellow Canuck. As a person who has practiced law and one who finds intellectual property quite interesting, I must congratulate Mr. Brilliant on prevailing in federal court granting you copyright protection for your epigrams (as opposed to a motto or saying). My parents read the Santa Barbara News-Press and thus they have really been following Mr. Brilliant’s work for over 40 years. And, in any case, given how much is lacking in the civility of our public discourse these days, it is quite refreshing to read Pot-Shots with a terrific illustration and his column as well. I wish him continued success, especially during these troubled times. Mr. Brilliant’s wit, whimsy, and wisdom do have a positive impact for us and I

and others “short-circuited” answers. As she thinks about her allies in the press and the Department of Justice, she takes some comfort but then the moment when reality sets in – and yes, she has to think there are some people who don’t like her and can’t be bought. What kind of country is this that would challenge her birthright to become president? She and her sidekick Bill have convinced themselves and others that the work the Clinton Foundation and its subsidiaries are doing should provide some small perks for them. Giving away almost 12 percent of the funds “solicited” from those who only want to make the world a better place leaves a paltry 88 percent to pay the Foundations “expenses.” Given the cost of private jets, five-star hotels, and the other necessities of those who do so much for so many, it is quite remarkable that they only need 88 percent. Those greedy Wall Street devils and others like them must be made to understand what angels on earth Bill and Hillary are. So, Mrs. Clinton, we worry about your health and hope that one day you can rest easy. They say confession is good for the soul. Why don’t you try it? Ralph Iannelli Montecito  •MJ

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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 with wife Dorothy 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

How to Suck Seed

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uccess depends on many factors, including being able to read and write. And – (as demonstrated in my title) knowing how to spell can also help. On the other hand, in one of my favorite short stories, “The Verger,” Somerset Maugham makes an opposite point, telling how Albert Foreman, a verger (church caretaker) is dismissed from his position after 16 years because his boss, the new Vicar, is shocked to discover that Foreman can neither read nor write. Shortly afterward, Foreman, taking a walk, and needing a smoke, finds that the district he is in seems to have a dearth of tobacconist shops. He decides to open one there – which is so successful that, eventually, he has a whole chain of them, and becomes quite wealthy. In the story’s beautiful conclusion, Foreman’s bank manager happens to learn about his illiteracy and says to him: “Do you mean to say that you’ve built up this important business and amassed a fortune of thirty thousand pounds without being able to read or write? Good God, man, what would you be now if you had been able to?” “I can tell you that, sir,” says Mr. Foreman with a smile, “I’d be verger of St. Peter’s, Neville Square.” But in real life, success is usually defined in terms of the achievement of goals. And in this regard, let me ask you, who was the most successful president? My answer may surprise you. I would choose James Knox Polk, U.S. president from 1845 to 1849. He actually fulfilled all his campaign promises (including a pledge to serve only one term). He did everything he intended, including making Texas part of the Union (to say nothing of acquiring most of what is now the great American Southwest) and achieving a settlement with Britain over the long-standing Oregon boundary dispute, which also brought the U.S. vast new territories. I am not praising these land-grabbing accomplishments, but simply pointing out that Polk was highly successful in fulfilling his goals. Sadly, he wore himself out in the process, and died (of cholera) only three months after leaving office. For most of us, however, success may largely depend upon our years. Survive long enough, and your reward may be that someone will charitably call your struggle to hang on from day to day “successful living.” (There is, 25 August – 1 September 2016

in fact, a local group whose aims are worthy, but whose name has always seemed to me a sort of oxymoron. It’s called “Successful Aging”). But surely at some point in our lives, we have had some nobler, more exciting, or at least more motivating concept of success. Fame and fortune have traditionally topped the list of desirable objectives (though winning the lottery might take care of both) – but I have added another four estimable F’s of my own: Freedom, Family, Friends, and Fun. Of these, I have, by my own reckoning, so far

Fame and fortune have traditionally topped the list of desirable objectives (with time running short) been successful in attaining only one: freedom. In fact, by avoiding making commitments, I have, for much of my life, had too much freedom, and have never known what to do with it. (Of course, the paradoxical truth is that once you are committed to doing something with your freedom, you are no longer free.) Fame, except on a modest scale, has eluded me, though I have given her every opportunity to come my way. The Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded only to living authors – so I do at least have that incentive for staying alive. But we all know – don’t we? – that fame is a very unworthy goal, and in any case is almost always fleeting. Fortune, in the sense of great or even moderate wealth, has kept its distance. As for family, I was never very close to the one I was born into, and (perhaps partly as a result) never felt much desire to start one of my own. And friends, who may be the most meaningful of all measures of success, become harder to hold on to as you suffer through that aging process so questionably linked with success – especially when they die without your permission. That leaves us with one final measure of success: how much fun did you have? To help answer that question, let me bring you back to our title. Some people – and they may truly be the most successful of all – can actually get all the fun they need by simply sitting back and sucking seeds! •MJ

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stories, between the bodega owner and Cuban woman next door, and between the daughter of the owner and the limousine driver. It’s accessible because it’s about working people, ones who are striving to achieve their goals, and who don’t believe in ever giving up. There’s a lot we can connect to because it’s about loss, need, success, and self-discovery, which applies to anyone. It’s very complicated piece, not at all like the classic old musicals. But it has a wonderfully heartwarming resolve.

Have you ever seen it elsewhere? Yes, with the original cast not long after it opened in New York. I remember some of the images. But I made sure not to watch any of the source material that might be on YouTube or any other resources, so that we’d tell the story fresh. Our mission at PCPA is to create, not re-create. But I was aware back then that it would be a game-changer inside of our industry. Meaning? It’s a very important piece in the arc of the musical canon. It’s a musical that brings rap into the main source of the music material, based in hiphop but also Latin and salsa, stuff you hear on the radio all the time today. The music is an album you’d listen to in your car, not just when you are in the mood for a soundtrack. It’s one of the most dynamic and exciting scores we’ve ever done. It’s as epic as Les Mis – but where that’s operatic, this is just a series of hits. There isn’t a single hit song in the bunch, they’d all be in the Top 40. It’s a perfect collection. They all have this energy and drive that’s uniquely modern. And of course, the show has this renewed currency because of the success of Hamilton. It’s the building block on which he created that show. What he has done is have the American musical take another step toward being accessible and exciting to all audiences, beyond even those who like Rent and Spring Awakening. Those shows laid the pathway for him to write this piece, which then led to Hamilton. How do folks who’ve never heard of Washington Heights and may not care about hip-hop relate to it? It’s a voyeuristic peek into their lives, but that’s not just special to that neighborhood. Any piece about a specific culture offers a chance to connect with and see how similar we are. Anybody who has dreams or aspirations or hopes – which should be everybody on the planet – will connect to this story and because of how it’s written, really feel it. It’s very much of this time. You’re watching people you’d see walking down the street every day. As far as the music,

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it’s loaded with gorgeous songs. Not just young people love it – audiences who are 60 and over are on their feet at the end because they connect to the material. What goes home with you? The meaning of family. Not just those we were born and raised with, but those that we collect along the way. Also looking at where you are in life mentally, physically, and emotionally and remembering the good where you came from. We can get so caught up in trying to get to the next thing that we forget where we are. We’re never too old to dream and aspire. (PCPA’s In the Heights plays Friday, August 26, to Sunday, September 11, at Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., in Solvang. Tickets cost $38.50 to $49.50. Call 922-8313 or visit www. pcpa.org.)

Polo under the Harvest Sun

The Gulfstream Pacific Coast Open, the final tournament in high-goal season at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, is down to its final weekend. Sure, the scene is a highly social gathering place for the see-andbe-seen crowd, but there’s also some darn good polo being played on our local fields. The semifinals take place Friday, August 26, when Farmers & Merchants Bank boasting 8-goaler Lucas Criado squares off against Restoration Hardware, boasting tandem 6-goalers Jason Crowder and Santi von Wernich, at 1 pm. Three hours later, it’s Klentner Ranch, led by the Obregons (Geronimo, 4 goals and Facundo with 6) versus FMB Too, which is half comprised of famed 8-goaler Paco de Narvaez and his son, Francisco, who sports a 1-goal rating. On Saturday, August 27, the teams who placed fifth and sixth in the preliminary rounds – SD Farms, led by Cesar “Peco” Polledo and Alan

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Spirituality Matters 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.

Hearing “No” with a Smile

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he Santa Barbara NVC (NonViolent Communication) Practice Group meets every Thursday at practitioner/center for NVC trainer Rodger Sorrow’s home in Santa Barbara. Sorrow trained with Marshall Rosenberg – the late creator of NVC who taught frequent workshops at SBCC Adult Ed in the 1990s and early 2000s – and now co-leads the circles with Lesley Weinstock. Sorrow has taught for years at Adult Ed’s successor, the SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning. NVC practice groups provide the opportunity to deepen understand-

ing, skills, and living the principals in everyday life. The group practices honest expression, giving and receiving empathy and self-empathy, and using roleplay to work with real situations. Each week features a different theme, though this Thursday’s (August 25) continues to focus on “Hearing No,” which was also a big part of the preliminary exercises during last weekend’s unrelated Cuddle & Connect meetup. The NVC model makes it clear to the listener that when someone is saying no, they are also saying yes to some perhaps unexpressed

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Awaken & Lead with the Feminine

Montecito-based mother and daughter Nancy D. O’Reilly, Psy.D., author of Lead With Your Feminine Power, and transformational and spiritual coach Ragan O’Reilly Thomson, are teaming up to share life-changing tools at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort on Thursday, August 25. The 6 pm event, which also features a hosted wine and cheese event as part of the program, costs $20 at the door. Call 453-7281 or email jen@drnancyoreilly.net. Attendees will learn how to harness innate feminine power, take control of your personal story, exchange “power over” for “power to,” and learn to support other women. You’ll also discover how to identify blocks created from the ego that get in the way of the divine feminine within, and learn how to clear and resolve negative energy that keeps creating the same problems. Thomson also joins her husband, Alex Thomson, to present ongoing periodic workshops on transforming the shadow side in relationships at their East Valley Road location. Visit www.joyticity.com/events.html for details.

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Love. Period. That’s what they’re calling the 2nd annual Interfaith Pride Celebration that takes place 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, August 28, at the Courthouse Sunken Gardens. Sponsored by PFLAG Santa Barbara, Pacific Pride, and Interfaith Pride Alliance, the event features more than 20 open and welcoming faith communities and organizations that are coming together for the celebration – part of Santa Barbara’s Pacific Pride Festival – to stand up for the dignity of the LGBTQ community. The celebration will feature an interfaith choir and speakers from various faiths in an afternoon that looks to be healing, inspiring, and uplifting. Details online at www. pflagsantabarbara.org.

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Meditation on the Move

After years of weekly meditations on Tuesday nights at the charming and rustic MacVeagh House at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, One-Dharma Sangha, led by Radhule Weininger, M.D., Ph.D., has moved downtown – and an hour later. The sessions now run from 7 to 8:15 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street, on the corner of State & Micheltorena. Next Tuesday marks the third week at the new location. “The windows give a beautiful light, the energy is just right, and there is a quietly contained spaciousness,” Weininger wrote in an email. “We shall sit together in mindfulness and compassion meditations along with Dharma talks and occasional guest speakers. OneDharma Sangha is a fluid, inclusive interfaith community, a safe place following a Buddhist practice and a vision that follows His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s vision for seeing “Compassion and Kindness as our religion.” As a clinical psychologist and mother of three young adults, I regard it as meaningful to make Buddhist-inspired practice relevant and accessible in 21st century by adding the wisdom of Buddhist and Western psychology.” Unchanged are the weekly meditations on Mondays at 7 pm at St. Michael’s Church in Isla Vista, and Thursdays at 6 pm at the Loft at La Casa de Maria in Montecito, where Weininger also offers a monthly halfday Sunday afternoon retreat (the next one is slated for 2:30 to 6 pm on September 4.

Raising Consciousness with Rikka

After going on hiatus during August, Santa Barbara Consciousness Network founder Forrest Leichtberg has announced the next Conscious Network event, which attracted more than 150 people in July at only the second gathering. The featured speaker for the evening – which takes place 6:30 to 10 pm on Friday, September 9, back at Unity of Santa Barbara, 227 East Arrellaga Street – will be Santa Barbara’s own world-renowned speaker, author, and life coach Rikka Zimmerman, who will discuss the subject “Activating Your Highest Destiny.” Singer-songwriters Bent & Magi Myggen will provide the music. Check this space for more details and an interview in the next issue, but save the date now for one of the fastest-growing, consciousnessraising occasions in town. Details on the event’s Facebook page: w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / e v e n t s / sbconsciousnessnetwork. •MJ 25 August – 1 September 2016


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Tweet and Low Montecito TV talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres has found herself embroiled in a racism row after tweeting a meme of multi-Olympic-goldmedal athlete Usain Bolt. The Photoshopped page shows the former Oscars host riding the back of the Jamaican sprinter in what is now an iconic image of him casually smiling at the camera during his 100-meter men’s final sprint. The caption reads: “This is how I’m running errands from now on.” But Ellen, 58, faced quite an unexpected backlash on social media, with some branding it racist and insensitive. “You thought it’d be funny to post a pic of yourself riding on the back of a black man? Nope. Delete this racist garbage,” tweeted one angry critic. Ellen took to Twitter to insist she isn’t racist, telling her fans: “I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country. It is the furthest thing from who I am.” Power Play Montecito beautician Melanie Simon has an electrifying career. Melanie, who runs the Beautiful You salon with her sister, Megan, a tiara’s toss from the Andree Clark Bird Refuge, is pioneering treatments as an electrical esthetician and has expanded her practice to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and New York City, recent-

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Gulfstream Pacific Coast Open and fundraiser Under the Harvest Sun are on the horizon

Martinez, both rated at 5 goals, and previous three-time champ Lucchese, fronted by Montecito’s own 7-goaler Jeff Hall – compete in the Coravin Polo Classic at 1 pm. The final match takes place Sunday at 3 on the field in front of the grandstands. General admission tickets are just $10. Meanwhile, this weekend also features the 11th annual Under the Harvest Sun fundraiser – held at Pat Nesbitt’s private polo field and estate just a stone’s throw away in Summerland – takes the typical benefit event to a whole new level. To begin with, there’s a live polo match/tournament featuring some of the players who are around for the PCO finals down the street, in case you can’t get enough of men trying to slam a hard plastic ball through the goals. And there’s also an actual Grape Stomp, plus live music and performances with a temporary dance floor, a catered dinner, silent and live auctions, raffle prizes, and all the wine you care to taste and imbibe courtesy of sponsor Summerland Winery. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales and live and silent auction items will be donated to the Summerland School and Just Imagine It, formerly Dec My Room, in conjunction with Cottage Hospital of Santa Barbara. It all takes place 3:30 to 9:30 pm on Saturday at Bella Vista Ranch and Polo Club, 2800 Via Real, Summerland. Tickets are $100. Call 565-WINE (5659463) or visit www.summerlandwine.com/event/under-the-harvestsun-2016.

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Spencer Pratt is at it again. The 32-year-old has just unleashed a long Twitter rant as The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now, special aired on MTV earlier this month – and no one was safe, from Lauren Conrad to even Taylor Swift! Conrad came under fire from Pratt, who blew off her narrative as lies and compared the fashion designer’s actions to those of singer Swift. Of Conrad, Pratt fumed: “If you think Swift is a false liar, you can’t even imagine the level,” adding, “If someone wanna pay for my lawyer, I’ve got audio and video for days.” He said his crystal ball told him Conrad was “the same fake, fake, fake liar” he remembers from his time on the show. Pratt was apparently not invited to the reunion and had no interest in seeing what happened, as he rattled off a list of things he’d rather be doing than watching it. The network that launched him wasn’t spared either, as Pratt needled the way the reunion show was produced, tweeting: “If MTV execs had brains, the entire The Hills cast would be sitting on couches with a moderator.” Oh, dear. Back to the Altar My congratulations to Annette Simmons, who became a widow three years ago when her 82-year-old Texan billionaire husband, Harold, left us for more heavenly pastures. He was then currently ranked on the Forbes 400 list at Number 40 with an estimated fortune of $10 billion, including Pirranhurst, his 27-acre Montecito estate near Lotusland, which formerly belonged to actor Gene Hackman. Now the vivacious Annette has remarried Harvard Business School graduate and former banker Jerry Fronterhouse, whose own wife, Gretchen, died in 2012 after 53 years of marriage. The newsome twosome were happy

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to share their good news with Montecito friends, including Robert and Robin Fell, and Bill and Sandi Nicholson, at the hotly anticipated kick-off for the Gulfstream Pacific Coast Open at the Santa Barbara Polo Club. By Design Former Montecito Union School student Gigi Hadid has already enjoyed a successful career working with some of the biggest brands in the fashion business. But now the model has added another string to her ever-so-stylish bow, as a fashion designer collaborating with Tommy Hilfiger. The TommyXGigi collection, co-designed by Gigi and Hilfiger, has just been unveiled on the label’s website and will be available for purchase online from Thursday, September 1. And who better to front the campaign than the model of the moment herself? The collection, which features women’s sportswear, footwear, and accessories, will hit the runway on September 9 at New York Fashion Week. Gigi, 22, wasted no time in alerting her fans to the new collection, posting an image of herself in the campaign on her Instagram page. Bad but Good At least Big Bad Voodoo Daddy didn’t have far to travel when they rocked the stage at the Granada as part of their 23rd anniversary tour. The nine-piece band, founded in Ventura and performing more than 150 concerts annually, was co-founded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, and epitomizes the swing revival, as the dozens of dancers performing in front of the stage amply attested. It may not have been voodoo, but the energized band, who have performed at the Super Bowl, was certainly bewitching.

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transfer students qualified for $9,000 to $13,000 per year in academic scholarships, as well as need-based Westmont grants. During Orientation on Thursday, new students will move into residence halls during the morning. Students and their families receive an official welcome by president Gayle D. Beebe from 2 to 3 pm in Murchison Gym. Mark Nelson, professor of philosophy, examines the summer reading book The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis in the First Lecture at 7 pm in Page Multipurpose Room. On Friday, the Service of Commitment, a formal ceremony with robed faculty, welcomes students to the Westmont community at 3 pm in Murchison Gym.

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The SBPRC was founded in 1911 and is the third-oldest United States Polo Association Club still in existence. In the beginning, there were various fields around town. The 1920s and ‘30s were a golden era when teams, horses, and players would arrive by train, unload from stock cars, and walk through downtown all the way to the club. Games were great social events with everyone dressed “to the nines” and picnicking with staff to serve the meal. Polo was suspended during the war and the fields used to train soldiers. A polo field is equal to nine football fields, the largest of any sport. Things picked up in the 1950s with the arrival of polo families moving here. More came in the 1970s. The condos were built in 1974 along with pools and tennis courts. I lived there for 14 years and still love to go to games. While no one has a personal staff to wait on them these days, there is a great snack and drink bar. The public is welcome. Games are Sunday at 3 pm. For more information and the whole schedule, call (805) 684-6683 or log on to sbpolo.com. Come on out. •MJ

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Travel Adventures The Montecito Library presents “Travel Adventures with Road Scholar.” Do you love to travel, enjoy learning, exploring interesting places, and meeting people who share a love of adventure? Road Scholar’s mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover, and travel. Come learn more about Road Scholar’s programs. This informational session will be presented by local Road Scholar ambassador Jill Swain. 
 When: 6 to 7 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Knitting and Crocheting Circle Fiber art crafts drop-in and meet-up for all ages at Montecito Library. Must have some manual dexterity for crochet and knitting. When: 2 to 3:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063

Poetry Club Each month, discuss the life and work of a different poet; poets selected by group consensus and interest. New members welcome. Today’s poet: Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). When: 3:30 to 5 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 1st Thursday Open House Join the Mental Wellness Center for a special evening of local art, music, and hors d’oeuvres while connecting with the community and learning more about the organization’s services. When: 5 to 8 pm Where: Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden Street RSVP: (805) 845-3298 Opening Reception 10 West Gallery presents its new show, featuring Marilyn McRae, Stuart Ochiltree, Penny Arntz, Peggy Ferris, Mary Thompson, Karen Zazon, Karin Aggeler, Maria Miller, and Rick Doehring.

Featuring a variety of media including: bronze sculpture, 2D repurposed magazine paper sculpture, acrylic paintings on canvas and panel, digital art, and mixed media on canvas. When: 5 to 8 pm Where: 10 West Anapamu Cost: free and open to the public FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Open Studios Tour This year, there is a record number of art studios open to the public to mark the 15th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Studio Artists Open Studios Tour on Labor Day weekend, Saturday & Sunday, September 3-4. Tonight, there will be an artist’s reception at The Corridan Gallery. William Sansum Diabetes Center will be the beneficiary of all admission tickets sold. Art aficionados will have a bevy of choices on this year’s SBSA Open Studios Tour – never before have this many SBSA members opened their ateliers to the public. Most of the studios are in Santa Barbara, and a few others in Montecito and Goleta. Last year, SBSA participating artists sold $90K in art to patrons. Visitors from all over the U.S. as well as international locales have taken the tour.  When: opening reception tonight from 5 to 8; tour takes place Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm Where: tonight’s reception is at Corridan Gallery, 125 N. Milpas Street Cost: tour costs $20 Info: www.santabarbarastudioartists. com.  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Centering Prayer Practice Retreat A mini-retreat day for Centering Prayer practice. There will be meditation walks, journaling, reflection, and prayer practice. Led by Sr. Suzanne Dunn, Jeannette Love, and Annette Colbert. Beginners welcome. When: 9:30 am to 1 pm Where: La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Road

Cost: donation Info: 969-5031 Carpinteria Artists Marketplace The event will be held in the courtyard of the Carpinteria Arts Center. Join in to celebrate the arts through music and handcrafted art pieces for sale by local artists. Come meet featured artist Ed Monteath. The band Americana Cats will add to the event with their interpretive style of cover songs and originals performed with a bit of their special “Louisiana hot sauce.” When: 10 am to 4 pm Where: 855 Linden Avenue Info: www.carpinteriaartscenter.org Tour & Talk Come enjoy a scenic walk through Coal Oil Point Reserve, a beautiful, protected area right on the coast of Goleta. Knowledgeable tour guides will discuss the cultural and natural history of the area while taking you through the many habitats that Coal Oil Point has to offer. To join the group, there is no charge, but email copr.conservation@lifesci. ucsb.edu to RSVP and for more information. When: 10 am to noon Info: copr.conservation@lifesci.ucsb.edu SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Mindfulness Meditation Retreat A half-day retreat with guided meditations from Radhule Weininger, M.D., Ph.D. All levels welcome. When: 2:30 to 6 pm Where: La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Road Cost: donation Info: 969-5031 ONGOING MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS Art Classes Beginning and advanced, all ages and by appointment – just call. Where: Portico Gallery, 1235 Coast Village Road Info: 695-8850

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MONDAYS Connections Brain Fitness Program Challenging games, puzzles, and memory-enhancement exercises in a friendly environment. When: 10 am to 2 pm Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane Cost: $50, includes lunch Info: 969-0859 TUESDAYS Story Time at the Library A wonderful way to introduce children to the library, and for parents and caregivers to learn about early literacy skills; each week, children ages three to five enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and fun at Story Time. When: 10:30 to 11 am Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 THURSDAYS Simpatico Pilates Buff Bones Join Neela Hutton, Buff Bones instructor, for a medically endorsed workout that combines therapeutic exercise, Pilates, functional movement, and strength training. All levels are welcome. First class free. When: 8:30 to 9:30 am Where: 1235 Coast Village Road, suite I (upstairs) Info & Reservations: 805-565-7591 Casual Italian Conversation at Montecito Library Practice your Italian conversation among a variety of skill levels while learning about Italian culture. Fun for all and informative, too. When: 12:30 to 1:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 FRIDAYS Farmers Market When: 8 to 11:15 am Where: South side of Coast Village Rd Local Artisans Market When: 3 to 7 pm Where: La Cumbre Plaza, 121 South Hope Avenue Info: www.localartisansmarket.com

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SATURDAYS Montecito Bible Study All are invited for uplifting hymns and Bible reading; led by David Breed. When: 6:30 pm Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road Cost: donation Info: 570-0910 or www.westcoastbelievers.tv  •MJ 

25 August – 1 September 2016


CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Santa Barbara Purchasing Office located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, until 3:00 p.m. on the date indicated at which time they will be publicly opened, read and posted for: BID NO. 5475 DUE DATE & TIME: September 15, 2016 UNTIL 3:00P.M. Cabrillo Ballfield Monitoring Well Destruction Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained in person at the Purchasing Office or by calling (805) 564-5349, or by Facsimile request to (805) 897-1977. There is no charge for bid package and specifications. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Contractors and Subcontractors must be registered with the DIR pursuant to Labor Code 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR. The City of Santa Barbara requires all contractors to possess a current valid State of California C-57 Well Drilling Contractors License. The company bidding on this must possess one of the above mentioned licenses at the time bids are due and be otherwise deemed qualified to perform the work specified herein. Bids submitted using the license name and number of a subcontractor or other person who is not a principle partner or owner of the company making this bid, will be rejected as being non-responsive. Bidders are hereby notified that a Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. Bidders are hereby notified that a Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. Bidders are hereby notified that a Bid Guaranty Bond in the form of a money order or a cashier’s certified check, payable to the order of the City, in the amount of 10% of the bid, or by a bond in said amount and payable to said City, signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds 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 in consideration of award. In the near future, the City of Santa Barbara (“City”) will be conducting all of its bid and proposal solicitations online through the PlanetBid System™. The start date has not been determined but vendors can start registering now at http://planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=29959. The system uses the NIGP commodity codes and vendors can register for the commodities that they are interested in bidding on. The City will have a transition period where it will accept both electronic and paper bids. The initial bidders’ list will be developed from registered vendors.

__________________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. Published: August 24, 2016 General Services Manager Montecito Journal

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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO. 3834 Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3834 for the FY17 Sheffield Reservoir: Installation of Mixing System for Water Quality Improvement will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2016 to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, “FY17 Sheffield Reservoir: Installation of Mixing System for Water Quality Improvement, Bid No. 3834". The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following: the purchase and installation of PAX Mixing and PAX Ventilation system for Sheffield Reservoir. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code.

There will be a mandatory Bid Walk scheduled for Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM at 2410 Stanwood Drive. The plans and specifications for this Project are available at 630 Garden St and can be viewed by contacting the Project Manager. If plan and specification sets are desired, the bidder can obtain them from CyberCopy (located at 504 N Milpas St, cross street Haley) by contacting Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The City’s contact for this project is Mary Jornales, Water Distribution Planner, 805-564-5445. In order to be placed on the plan holder’s list, the Contractor can register as a document holder for this Project on Ebidboard. Project Addendum notifications will be issued through Ebidboard.com. Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the Ebidboard website or the City’s website at: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ebidboard. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Per California Civil Code Section 9550, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashier’s check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work. A contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, as defined in this chapter, unless currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5. It is not a violation of this section for an unregistered contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Section 7029.1 of the Business and Professions Code or by Section 10164 or 20103.5 of the Public Contract Code, provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded.

This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set forth hereunder.

GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA William Hornung, C.P.M. PUBLISHED: August 24 & 31, 2016 Montecito Journal

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Santa Barbara Purchasing Office located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, until 3:00 p.m. on the date indicated at which time they will be publicly opened, read and posted for: BID NO. 5454 DUE DATE & TIME: September 20, 2016 UNTIL 3:00P.M. Annual Contract for On-Call Sewer Main Point Repairs Scope of Work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to repair and replace damaged sewer pipelines and manholes utilizing open trench excavation methods. A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on September 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., at El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 520 E. Yanonali St, Santa Barbara, CA, to discuss the specifications and field conditions. Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained in person at the Purchasing Office or by calling (805) 564-5349, or by Facsimile request to (805) 897-1977. There is no charge for bid package and specifications. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Contractors and Subcontractors must be registered with the DIR pursuant to Labor Code 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR. The City of Santa Barbara requires all contractors to possess a current valid State of California A – General Engineering Contractors License. The company bidding on this must possess one of the above mentioned licenses at the time bids are due and be otherwise deemed qualified to perform the work specified herein. Bids submitted using the license name and number of a subcontractor or other person who is not a principle partner or owner of the company making this bid, will be rejected as being non-responsive. Bidders are hereby notified that a Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. Bidders are hereby notified that a Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. Bidders are hereby notified that a Bid Guaranty Bond in the form of a money order or a cashier’s certified check, payable to the order of the City, in the amount of 10% of the bid, or by a bond in said amount and payable to said City, signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds 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 in consideration of award. In the near future, the City of Santa Barbara (“City”) will be conducting all of its bid and proposal solicitations online through the PlanetBid System™. The start date has not been determined but vendors can start registering now at http://planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=29959. The system uses the NIGP commodity codes and vendors can register for the commodities that they are interested in bidding on. The City will have a transition period where it will accept both electronic and paper bids. The initial bidders’ list will be developed from registered vendors.

___________________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. General Services Manager

Published: August 24, 2016 Montecito Journal

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NOTICE OF ADOPTION BY CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA OF INTERIM ZONING ORDINANCE (GOVERNMENT CODE SEC. 65868)

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Santa Barbara Purchasing Office located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, until 3:00 p.m. on the date indicated at which time they will be publicly opened, read and posted for:

Pursuant to Government Code section 65858, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, the City Council of the City of Santa Barbara will hold a public hearing for consideration and adoption of an interim zoning ordinance regulating and prohibiting non-medical marijuana activities and businesses, including but not limited to cultivation, sales, transportation, delivery, manufacture and testing.

BID NO. 5464A DUE DATE & TIME: SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 UNTIL 3:00P.M.

On Thursday, September 1, 2016, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, will be available at 630 Garden Street, City Clerk’s Office and the Central Library. Agendas, Minutes and Staff Reports are also accessible online at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov. Online Staff Reports may not include some exhibits. Continuances will not be granted unless there are exceptional circumstances.

MAINTENANCE & REPAIR OF OVERHEAD DOORS & AUTOMATIC GATES Scope of work consists of the maintenance and repair of automatic and manual operated overhead doors and automatic gates at various City facilities.

You are invited to attend this hearing. Written comments are welcome and will be entered into the public record. Written information should be submitted prior to the meeting at the City Clerk’s Office, 735 Anacapa Street; or by mail attention City Clerk, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990; or by email at sgorman@SantaBarbaraCA.gov, and received no later than 4:30 P.M. on the Monday before the City Council hearing. Please submit 12 copies of any written materials over 2 pages. Written comments are accepted at and up to the time of the hearing; however, the City Council may not have time to consider materials submitted after the Monday deadline.

AN OPTIONAL PRE-BID MEETING will be held on September 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., at the Facilities Break room, located at 616 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA. Bid Documents are available at the Purchasing Office. Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained in person at the Purchasing Office or by calling (805) 564-5349, or by Facsimile request to (805) 897-1977. There is no charge for bid package and specifications.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you need auxiliary aids or services or staff assistance to attend or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at (805) 564-5305. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will usually enable the City to make reasonable arrangements. Specialized services, such as sign language interpretation or documents in Braille, may require additional lead time to arrange.

Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. The City of Santa Barbara requires all contractors to possess a current valid State of California C61/D28 Limited Specialty; Doors, Gates and Activating Devices Contractors License. The company bidding on this must possess the above mentioned license and be otherwise deemed qualified to perform the work specified herein. Bids submitted using the license name and number of a subcontractor or other person who is not a principle partner or owner of the company making this bid, will be rejected as being non-responsive.

Published August 24, 2016 Montecito Journal

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Bidders are hereby notified that a Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Santa Barbara Purchasing Office located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, until 3:00 p.m. on the date indicated at which time they will be publicly opened, read and posted for: BID NO. 5478

The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds 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 in consideration of award.

DUE DATE & TIME: September 8, 2016 UNTIL 3:00P.M. Lumber for Harbor Marinas and Stearns Wharf Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained in person at the Purchasing Office or by calling (805) 564-5349, or by Facsimile request to (805) 897-1977. There is no charge for bid package and specifications.

____________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. General Services Manager

The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds 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 in consideration of award.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: All County Youth Track & Field Championships; Santa Barbara All County Track & Field Championships, 937 Arcady Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Beverley Eanne Lewis, 937 Arcady Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Robert Michael Lewis, 937 Arcady Road, Montecito,

In the near future, the City of Santa Barbara (“City”) will be conducting all of its bid and proposal solicitations online through the PlanetBid System™. The start date has not been determined but vendors can start registering now at http://planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=299 59. The system uses the NIGP commodity codes and vendors can register for the commodities that they are interested in bidding on. The City will have a transition period where it will accept both electronic and paper bids. The initial bidders’ list will be developed from registered vendors.

_________________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. Published: August 24, 2016 General Services Manager Montecito Journal

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Published: August 24, 2016 Montecito Journal

CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 19, 2016. 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) by Adela Bustos. FBN No. 2016-0002423. Published August 24, 31, September 7, 14, 2016. 25 August – 1 September 2016


CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Santa Barbara Purchasing Office located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, until 3:00 p.m. on the date indicated at which time they will be publicly opened, read and posted for: BID NO. 5480 DUE DATE & TIME: SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 UNTIL 3:00P.M. Direct Thermal Tickets Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained in person at the Purchasing Office or by calling (805) 564-5349, or by Facsimile request to (805) 897-1977. There is no charge for bid package and specifications. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds 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 in consideration of award. _________________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. Published: August 24, 2016 General Services Manager Montecito Journal

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Chris Grant, PT; SB Home PT, 498 Cool Brook Lane, Goleta, CA 93117. Santa Barbara Home Physical Therapy, PC, 498 Cool Brook Lane, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 22, 2016. 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) by Alejandro Torres. FBN No. 20160002140. Published August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SPC Kitchen, 907 Roble Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Johnny Weber, 907 Roble Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 19, 2016. 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 25 August – 1 September 2016

correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN No. 2016-0002103. Published August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Container Concepts, 2027 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. RLF Innovations, LLC, 2027 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 14, 2016. 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) by Melissa Mercer. FBN No. 2016-0002062. Published August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV03131. To all interested parties: Petitioner Loretta Sayers Gavin filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree

changing name to Loretta Jean Sayers. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed August 1, 2016. Hearing date: September 28, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV02994. To all interested parties: Petitioner Marc Aldo Philip Iacobucci filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Marc Philip Aldo. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed July 15, 2016 by Narzralli Baksh. Hearing date: September 21, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24

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tion to the SBA arts community, especially her exploration of architecture, its physical, historical, and cultural implications.”

by Joanne A. Calitri

Joanne is a professional international photographer and journalist. Contact her at: BeatArtist8@aol.com

Kathy, you are connecting with the UCSB Physics Department that works with CERN... Kathy: UCSB Department of Physics professors Joe Incandela and Jeffrey D. Richman both currently work on the CMS experiment in Geneva. We will be in dialogue about what they are currently working on... bouncing ideas and hopefully generating inspiration for future artworks. To facilitate our work, Jeff has offered me a shared desk at UCSB with a post-doctorial student, Indara Suarez.

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hat happens when one visits a photography exhibit of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and serendipitously meets the physicist who created it, launching a collaboration of art and science? American born artist Kathy Kissik has done just that, and is visiting our town by way of the Morris B. Squire Foundation Artist in Residence program to talk about her work with scientist and photographer Michael Hoch, PhD, and present her latest works in a show titled IMPACT at Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science, and Technology (SBCAST) from Thursday, September 1, through October 1. Kissik met Hoch in May 2015 at the Art Center of South Florida [ACSF]; he was there exhibiting his images of the LHC and talking about his CMS Experiment project. She missed the presentation, but stopped by the following day to view his show. The gallery was closed, though she was allowed entrance since she had been a resident artist and board member there for many years. When she went into the gallery, Hoch happened to be there. Kathy said, “I mentioned to him that the first thing I was struck by was the mandala appearance of the particle collider that figured so predominately in many of the works, and the coloring of the collider was in the tradition of the Tibetan mandalas.” Hoch was impressed. The fortuitous meeting led Kissik to be invited to tour and photograph at the CERN in August 2015 and October 2015. They then received a Paul Fleck Fellowship at the Banff Center to use Hoch’s original images of the collider and create limited edition of silk-screens. The “imperfect” silk-screens from the project were repurposed into mixed-media collages by Kissik titled mandalas and antimandals. Hoch, a physicist at CERN since 1998, worked in the development and the launch of a camera the size of a four-story building that detects particle tracks with accuracy equivalent to a fraction of the width of a human hair. Photographing the LHC spawned his interest to be founder of the “art@ CMS” program and was available to interview for this report via email: Q. Michael, tell us about working with Kissik at the Banff Center. Hoch: My photograph of the CMS detector at CERN in Geneva is an

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ultra-high resolution collage out of 220 single photos taken during the construction phase in 2008, which became an icon for particle physics. Since I wanted to experiment using this image with different techniques, getting in dialogue with Kissik, an artist who feels intuitively that structures and symmetries, was a bonanza. Our Fleck fellowship at the Banff Center was very inspiring and creative. We profited from Banff Center’s interdisciplinary spirit and well-equipped infrastructure. We experimented with the silk-screen technique using the image of this beautiful science instrument to create a pop art figure and link it to spiritual and cultural symbols. And your art@CMS referral of Ms Kissik to UCSB physicists Joe Incandela and Jeffrey D. Richman? Hoch: The art@CMS program promotes dialogue between science and art by bringing artists and scientists into direct contact. The aim is to connect the artists with local scientists to create a personal link and allow a deep dialogue between both. The CMS collaboration is a worldwide operating structure active in 45 countries and almost 200 universities. During Kathy’s residency in SB, she has the chance to be at one of our leading U.S. science institutes within the CMS collaboration, and as such gets in contact with top physicists of our community. Joe Incandela, former CMS spokesperson who announced the discovery of the Higgs Boson 2012, and Jeffrey D. Richman are top scientists and opinion leaders in our field, supervising local teams of young scientists with whom Kathy will get in dialogue as well. When Kissik arrived in SB, Ashley Woods Hollister, executive director the Morris Squire Foundation, and her staff hosted a private welcome luncheon for her, with guests Sarah York Rubin, executive director SB County Arts Commission, and curator-artist Nancy Gifford. I was invited to stop by, take a photo, and interview the group:

Ashley, tell us about the Squire Foundation’s interest in Ms Kissik as an artist in residence, and what outcome(s) are you both looking forward to? Ashley: Kathy represents to me and to The Squire Foundation a unique opportunity to bridge sev-

American artist Kathy Kissik at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN during her visit there in 2015 to photograph the LHC and collaborate with physicist Michael Hoch [photograph courtesy of Kathy Kissik; digital corrections Joanne A Calitri]

eral aspects of our wonderful culture here in Santa Barbara – art, science, technology, education, and global awareness. Mr. Squire was always interested in the intersection between science, technology, and art, and what can happen when these collide (pun intended). I would like to think that Kathy’s Residency is an extension of that interest, an interest that has proven to be very prescient given current art trends. The Squire Foundation, through its residency partnerships and community support, has been a harbinger in the emergence of the importance of pushing art forward into new territories. Kathy is the current expression of that push, especially given her partnership, during the residency, with the Physics Department at UCSB. I see her work here as a kind of artistic debriefing from her time at CERN and her subsequent Banff Residency, reflecting on our modern times through the lens of the largest machine ever made by human beings and made for the specific purpose of figuring out everything about our universe and where we came from. I can tell you that she has some incredibly exciting things in the works! Ms Rubin added: “The Squire Foundation occupies an absolutely essential and unique space in Santa Barbara County, acting as a resource and advocate not only for artists and creators of all ilk, but for arts education. Kathy Kissik is a fantastic addi-

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At this time in your career, where do you want to go in your art? Kathy: My art practice is moving in the direction I was hoping, which is to engage with the education and science communities. I would like to teach a workshop at the university level. I have been offered a semester teaching in Bordeaux, France. I am also feeling a move coming up in my living arrangements and have been considering Santa Barbara, London, or Spain. And your speaking engagements in Santa Barbara...? Kathy: It’s been busy but most welcome to be out in the community and talking about art with various groups and the Morris Squire Foundation sponsors. Two upcoming engagements are: “Bridging Art and Science” on Wednesday, August 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Allan Hancock College Forum Building C; and “The Artist’s Place in Society” on Thursday, September 8, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at Santa Barbara City College Physical Science Building room 101. •MJ [Trained primarily as a photographer with a minor in welding, Kissik creates mixed-media photo based paintings. She is a graduate of The Museum School Boston and Tufts University, where she was a fifthyear Traveling Scholar recipient. Kissik was awarded two Pollock-Krasner grants and three Paul Fleck Fellowships to attend residencies at the renowned Banff Center. Exhibiting in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, she is exclusively shown through the Alpha Gallery, Boston, Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, The Lawrence Gallery, East Hampton, and The Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, with her works in both private and public collections.] 411: IMPACT exhibition at the G-Space SBCAST 513 Garden Street Santa Barbara Meet the artist reception Thursday, September 1, 5 to 9 pm. art@CMS: artcms.web.cern.ch CMS: cms.web.cern.ch 25 August – 1 September 2016


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C ALENDAR OF Note to readers: This entertainment calendar is a subjective sampling of arts and other events taking place in the Santa Barbara area for the next week. It is by no means comprehensive. Be sure to read feature stories in each issue that complement the calendar. In order to be considered for inclusion in this calendar, information must be submitted no later than noon on the Wednesday eight days prior to publication date. Please send all news releases and digital artwork to slibowitz@yahoo.com)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 A Fab Four Half-Century – It was 50 years ago today (okay, Monday) that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play – one last time, that is. The Beatles performed their last live concert ever on August 29, 1966, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. To commemorate that final show, the Plaza Playhouse Theater in Carpinteria presents Sgt. Pepper, one of the more popular of The Beatles tribute bands. The group consists of several well-known Southern California musicians and singers who came together to form the tribute band: Tom Kolb (lead guitar, lead/background vocals), Lynn Skins Coulter (drums, lead/background vocals), Dennis Neil Jones (bass/keyboards, lead vocals), and Bill Horn (guitar, lead/ background vocals). Sgt. Pepper will follow the original 1966 set list. But being as that was a typically short show lasting just a half hour, they will also include considerably more of The Beatles’s music. The band played twice at Concerts in the Park in Santa Barbara previously, and you’ve got to think they might have been back if not for the truncated schedule this year. But the show in Carpinteria should be a lot more intimate than Chase Palm Park, even though there’s no room to dance. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 4916 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria COST: $20 general admission INFO: 6846380 or www.plazatheatercarpinteria. com Not Horsing Around – Band of Horses, the Seattle indie roots-rockers, tapped veteran studio legend Glyn Johns – whose credits date back to

Steve Miller’s first album in 1968 and include such classics as The Who’s Who’s Next, the Faces’ A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse, the Eagles – Desperado, Fairport Convention’s Rising for the Moon, Eric Clapton ‘s Slowhand and albums by the Clash, John Hiatt, Stevie Nicks, and Joan Armatrading – to produce 2012’s Mirage Rock. More recently, however, leader and multi-instrumentalists Ben Bridwell decided to align with the much more experimental Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle to spin the dials, with the result that Bridwell’s vocals are now couched in layers of synthesizers and other more modern atmospheric soundscapes to go along with the textured and often distorted guitars when they’re not delivering hook-filled singles like “Casual Party.” A dozen years into their career, the group plays its biggest venue in Santa Barbara to date, tonight at the Arlington. The Nashville-based The Wild Feathers – Ricky Young [guitar, vocals], Taylor Burns [guitar, vocals], Joel King [bass, vocals], and Ben Dumas [drums] – who spent more than two years on the road supporting their 2013 debut self-titled full-length album including appearances on Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O Brien, Seth Meyers, Craig Ferguson, and, naturally, ABC’s Nashville – open the show. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 1317 State St. COST: $25-$50 INFO: 963-4408/www. thearlingtontheatre.com or 800-7453000/www.ticketmaster.com SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 Taste of the Vine – The 14th annual fundraiser for William Sansum

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 JB in SB – Jackson Browne’s relationship to Montecito dates back more than 45 years to when he used to spend time in beach houses down by Eucalyptus Lane and surf the beach break. His musical connection to Santa Barbara is just as strong, as both the Lobero Theatre and the Santa Barbara Bowl are among his favorite venues anywhere in the world. The iconic singer-songwriter – who finally was the beneficiary of a tribute CD just two years ago, a full decade after he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – returns to the latter this evening for an endof-summer show. There’s no new music – his latest album remains Standing in the Breach, released the same year as the doubledisc tribute album Looking Into You. Expect to hear material from both. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: 1122 North Milpas St. COST: $45-$81 INFO: 962-7411 or www.sbbowl. com

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EVENTS by Steven Libowitz

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 String of Hits – Just last week, the locally bred Big Bad Voodoo Daddy stormed the Granada Theatre with its high-octane version of swing music derived from the Big Band Era updated to modern times. This week, you can hear one of the original surviving bands from the era itself. The Glenn Miller Orchestra, still going strong 72 years after its founder’s death when his plane went down while he was on his way to Paris to entertain the troops during WWII, plays all of the hits of the band, one of the most successful and influential of the era. The current group features vocals by Nick Hilscher, Maria Schafer and The Moonlight Serenaders, plus, of course, one of the boldest and strongest horn and reed sections in the biz, performing the classics “Moonlight Serenade”, “Little Brown Jug”, “A String of Pearls”, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, “In The Mood”, “Tuxedo Junction”, and many more. For more info on the band, visit www.glennmillerorchestra.com. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara Junior High, 721 East Cota St. COST: $25-$39 INFO: (321) 441-9135 or www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/2550098

Diabetes Center is bigger and better than ever. Now located at QAD, Inc. in Summerland, the event features a spectacular view as well as live music, and live and silent auctions. Attendees will be able to partake in delectable food, fine wines, and handcrafted beer from some of the Central Coast’s best purveyors, and know that the proceeds are going to an organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life for men, women, and children in Santa Barbara County – and millions around the world – who suffer from diabetes. The center has been on the cutting edge of diabetes research, clinical care, and education since its founding in 1944 by Dr. Sansum, the first physician in the U.S. to manufacture and administer insulin in the treatment of diabetes. You can be on the cutting edge of the fundraiser by purchasing VIP tickets, which allow for admission to a special sponsor reception featuring first choice in the wines, beer, and gourmet food and a one-hour sneak preview of auction items. WHEN: 3 to 6 pm (2 pm VIP entry) WHERE: 100 Innovation Place, Santa Barbara COST: $95 general, $125 VIP INFO: 682-7640, ext. 246 or www.sansum.org/14thannual-taste-vine-auction/ Journos Jamming – It’s concert No. 239 or so in the Sings Like Hell series at the Lobero Theatre, the monthly singer-songwriter shows that Peggie Jones first brought to town way back in 1997, starting a run that lasts a lot longer than most

start-up businesses or marriages, a crazily successful achievement in the notoriously fickle world of pop music promotion. What’s even more impressive is that Jones keeps finding artists worthy of greater exposure to present at the grand old theater, where audiences are quiet and attentive (if not always willing to stay to the end) and often appreciative of music they’ve never heard before. Headlining tonight are Grammy nominees Eric Brace and Peter Cooper, the folk-ish duo that have created a harmony-filled body of clever and wry work that reflects their journalistic sensibilities – Brace is a former music writer for The Washington Post who also leads the renowned roots rock band Last Train Home, while Cooper is a writer and researcher at The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum who used to be the senior music writer and columnist for The Tennessean newspaper. The pair kicked off 2016 with the release of their fourth duo record, C&O Canal, consisting of covers from Washington D.C.’s folk and bluegrass scene, paying tribute to the city where both spent many years, especially the Birchmere nightclub where The Seldom Scene proved a big influence. Opening is Michael Fracasso, the distinctively individual Austin via New York City-bred singer-songwriter who has worked with Lucinda Williams, Charlie Sexton, and Patty Griffon. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 33 East Canon Perdido St. COST: $39 INFO: 9630761 or www.lobero.com



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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 Journey up to the Bowl – Get your tickets online, in person or “Any Way You Want It,” but you don’t need to put your “Wheel In The Sky”, just your feet on the ground as you head up the ramp to the amphitheater known as the Santa Barbara Bowl to hear Journey “Faithfully” perform some of the most enduring radio hits of all time. (Note: the vans that drive patrons to the top are open to everyone, not merely the disabled, elderly, or “Only the Young”). Sit there with “Open Arms” and open your mouth to sing along to all the classic songs from the still-popular band, which owns the top-selling digital catalog track in history (not to mention more than 80 million actual albums worldwide). Then when the show is over, everyone can go their “Separate Ways”, maybe even engaging in some late-night “Lovin, Touchin’, Squeezin’” if they’re lucky and “Don’t Stop Believin’”. If not, well, “Who’s Crying Now”? By the way, “Only You Know and I Know” that Dave Mason, the now Ojai-residing singer-songwriter who co-founded the seminal English band Traffic 49 years ago and had a couple of major solo hits a few decades ago, opens the show. Not into him? Well, leave it at “We Just Disagree”. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: 1122 North Milpas St. COST: $64-$154 INFO: 962-7411 or www.sbbowl.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 Yes, We Are – Yes, the progressive rock progenitors originally formed way back in 1968, are carrying on despite last year’s death of Chris Squire, the bassist who was the only member to appear on each of Yes’s 21 studio albums over 45 years. Then again, there have been nearly 20 total members of the band over that span, and the current line-up now consists of singer Jon Davison, guitarist Steve Howe, bass guitarist Billy Sherwood, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and drummer Alan White, most of whom have been with the band for years. The group’s biggest hits came back in the 1970s when they toured with massive sets in huge arenas, often playing in the round (meaning the set revolved around a central axis) and performed long jams. We’re told this year’s program includes music from Drama, Tales From Topographic Oceans sides 1 & 4, some of the popular favorites and a few surprises. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 1317 State St. COST: $65-$45-$75 INFO: 9634408/www.thearlingtontheatre.com or 800-745-3000/www.ticketmaster.com

Warrior Chorus – Santa Barbara Museum of Art hosts a performance by the Aquila Theatre Company’s The Warrior Chorus – Arts and Humanities in Action, a national initiative that trains veterans to present innovative public programs based on classical literature and how it speaks to us today. American veterans from different eras have been intensively trained in using classical texts to inspire people to reflect on the connections between the works of the ancient Greeks and the issues they reflect in their own lives. This presentation, based on the Ancient Greek chorus, features the veterans leading a discussion through the use of a series of short dramatic pieces and a film screening to discuss the ethics, idea of heroism, and the impetus and justification of war. For more information on the organization, visit www.warriorchorus.org/what-wedo. WHEN: 2:30 pm WHERE: Mary Craig Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street COST: free INFO: 963-4364 or www.sbma.net  •MJ

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 Carlson’s Connecticut Crêpes – Craig Carlson was the least likely person to open an American diner in Paris. He came from a working-class town in Connecticut, had never worked in a restaurant, and didn’t know anything about starting a brand-new business. But when he first visited Paris, he knew he wanted to stay, but was missing-the good ol’ American breakfast he grew up with. Breakfast In America, the first American-style diner in Paris, is now a renowned tourist destination that has been featured in The Lonely Planet and Frommer’s Paris travel guides. Carlson’s new book Pancakes in Paris, is the story of his tackling the improbable – from raising the money to fund his dream to tracking down international suppliers for “exotic” American ingredients, and even finding love along the way. Carlson discusses the journey and signs copies this evening at Chaucer’s Books. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: 3321 State St. in Loreto Plaza Shopping Center COST: free INFO: 682-6787 or www.chaucersbooks.com

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VILLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 20) An informational kiosk in the upper village aims to give Montecito residents a place to get information and look at current maps where the Rey Fire is burning

Singh explained that the blaze, which as of press time had burned nearly 30,000 acres, is pushing north and northeast as expected, despite north winds that are pushing smoke toward Montecito. On Monday, crews reopened fire line breaks in the back country on East Camino Cielo, which

were used in 2007 during the Zaca Fire. This move was both used as a safety precaution as well as a way to bring bulldozers and other heavy equipment near the fire. “Even if the fire makes its way close to the fire lines, those lines are expected to hold, and we are confident about that,” Singh said.

To ease concerns and provide more public information, an information kiosk staffed with volunteers has been set up in Montecito, in the upper village. “We look forward to working together to get our residents the most recent information,” said Montecito Fire chief Chip Hickman. “If something changes and the fire turns, Montecito residents will have plenty of time to prepare,” Singh added. The fire, which is partially burning in an area that has not burned for more than 100 years, is 30 percent contained. The fire did reach the Zaca Fire scar in the northeast, which slowed its growth, according to Singh. East Camino Cielo Road will be closed to all traffic at the junctions of Painted Cave Road and Gibraltar Road for the safety of firefighter per-

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Wilderness Youth Project (WYP) offers more than a dozen after-school, outdoor play options this Fall. Most classes begin Monday, August 29, and meet weekly for eight weeks, at various spots throughout Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Ojai. WYP is currently enrolling students, grades K-8 in its Chickadees, Grasshoppers, and Young Eagles programs, as well as a special 16-week Forest Preschool, an outdoor-focused learning environment for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Each week, WYP programs explore resource-rich locations such as the creeks, beaches, and open spaces in Santa Barbara’s abundant front country. Activities include child-centered exploration, awareness games, and the building of naturalist skills, using a nature-based mentoring curriculum that combines experience in nature with a hands-on learning process. Programs are intentionally limited to 12 children to maintain quality and a strong relationship between staff and students. WYP has been operating programs in the south-coast region of Santa Barbara for the past 17 years. To register or learn more about volunteering with WYP, visit http:// wyp.org. •MJ

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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 32)

Love in Bloom Former Dos Pueblos High student Katy Perry and British actor Orlando Bloom have been dating since they hit it off at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills in January. And the relationship seems to have been going strong ever since meeting his son, Flynn, and Orlando taking the Santa Barbara warbler on tropical vacations across the globe, most recently Sardinia, where he was photographed paddleboading naked. Now People magazine is reporting the Pirates of the Caribbean star wants to make it official with the “Roar” singer. “He would love to settle down with Katy and have more kids,” an insider said of the 39-year-old actor. The hunky Lord of the Rings star is the ex-husband of supermodel Miranda Kerr, 33, and the former twosome share their five-year-old son, Flynn. The actor and the former Victoria’s Secret angel married in 2010 before splitting three years later in 2013. A friend of the 31-year-old “Fireworks” hit-maker revealed that she’s not going to rashly make a huge commitment like marriage again unless she thinks it’s “absolutely right” after tying the knot with British comedian Russell Brand in 2010, divorcing just one year later. Watch this space. In Memoriam On a personal note, I mark the passing of one of the world’s most remark-

Ivo Pitanguy, RIP

he held the Olympic torch on its procession to the opening ceremony at Rio’s Maracana Stadium. Sightings: Saturday Night Live host Kevin Hart and his new bride, Eniko Parrish, at the San Ysidro Ranch... Oscar winner Michael Keaton getting his Java jolt at Pierre Lafond... Leslie Ridley-Tree noshing at Tre Lune Pip! Pip!

able plastic surgeons, Ivo Pitanguy, who has just died aged 93 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pitanguy made the South American country a must-visit destination for jet setters retaining their youth and at the height of his career in the late 1970s, he put in 14-hour days, his workload varying from $10,000 facelifts to the repair of cleft palates and other birth defects, which he performed free of charge during a weekly clinic at a public hospital. His considerable success and regular mentions in the world’s gossip glossies – I met him through an old friend, Ivana Trump, who used to be a near neighbor on the Upper Eastside – enabled him to purchase a private island in Angra dos Reis Bay, a short Bell Jet Ranger helicopter ride away from the bustling metropolis where the Olympic Games just ended their controversial run.

One of his famous procedures was the Brazilian butt lift. At the end of his career, he estimated he’d done more than 20,000 operations. The day before his fatal heart attack,

Readers with tips, sightings and other amusing items for Richard’s column should email him at richardmin eards@verizon.net or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal. To reach Priscilla, email her at pris cilla@santabarbaraseen.com or call 969-3301 •MJ

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2084 East Valley Road 420 Toro Canyon Road 1250 Pepper Lane 745 Lilac Drive 700 Romero Canyon Road 1385 Oak Creek Canyon Road 444 Pimiento Lane 2255 Featherhill Road 1000 East Mountain Drive 2332 Bella Vista Drive 187 East Mountain Drive 595 Freehaven Drive 760 Romero Canyon Road 274 Middle Road 754 Winding Creek Lane 823 Summit Road 1375 Plaza De Sonadores 82 Humphrey Road 193 East Mountain Drive 630 Oak Grove Drive 2749 Sycamore Canyon 244 Hot Springs Road 455 Nicholas Lane 72 La Vuelta Road 1520 Lingate Lane 1994 Sycamore Canyon Road 1284 East Valley Road 1032 Fairway

2-4pm 1-4pm 2-4pm 2-4pm 1-4pm By Appt. 1-4pm 2-4pm 1-5pm 2:30-5pm 1-4pm 2-5pm 2-4pm 2-4pm 1-3pm 1-3pm By Appt. 1-3pm 1-4pm 1-3pm 1-4pm 1-3pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 2-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm

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with each entRée

Sandwiches •

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Fresh Squeezed OJ or Grapefruit Juice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................... $ 6/8. Bowl of Chopped Fresh Fruit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......................................... 9. with Lime and Mint

Giant Shrimp Cocktail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................... 22. Chilled Crab Meat Cocktail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................... 22. Grilled Artichoke with Choice of Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 14. Burrata Mozzarella, Basil and Ripe Tomato . . . . . . . . ........................................ 19. Today’s Soup .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 10.

Lucky Burger, 8 oz., All Natural Chuck ....... ...................................................... $ 20. Choice of Cheese, Homemade French Fried Potatoes, Soft Bun or Kaiser Roll

Grilled Chicken Breast Club on a Soft Bun ................................................. 18. with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado

Sliced Filet Mignon Open Faced Sandwich, 6 oz. ........................................ 24. with Mushrooms, Homemade French Fried Potatoes

Hot Corned Beef .......................................................................................... 19. on a Kaiser Roll or Rye

Reuben Sandwich ........................................................................................ 20. with Corned Beef, Sauerkraut and Gruyere on Rye

French Onion Soup, Gratinée with Cheeses . . . . . . . . ......................................... 12. Matzo Ball Soup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 12. Lucky Chili ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 15. with Cheddar and Onions

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Caesar Salad ................................................................................................ 10.

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with Grilled Chicken Breast ...............................................................................

Eggs Served with choice of Hash Browns, Fries, Sliced Tomatoes, Fruit Salad

20.

Seafood Louis .............................................................................................. 29.

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Crab, Shrimp, Avocado, Egg, Romaine, Tomato, Cucumber

Charred Rare Tuna Nicoise Salad ........ ........................................................ 27.

California Eggs Benedict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 18. with Spinach, Tomato and Avocado

Lucky’s Salad ....................................... ........................................................ 17. with Romaine, Shrimp, Bacon, Green Beans and Roquefort

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................... 22. Smoked Salmon and Sautéed Onion Omelet . . . . . . . . ........................................ 19. with Sour Cream and Chives

Cobb Salad .................................................................................................. 19. Tossed with Roquefort Dressing

Chopped Salad ............................................................................................. 17.

Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Omelet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 19. Home Made Spanish Chorizo Omelet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 18. with Avocado

Small New York Steak 6 oz, and Two Eggs Any Style ................................ 25. Corned Beef Hash (made right here) and Two Poached Eggs ......................... 19.

with Arugula, Radicchio, Shrimp, Prosciutto, Cannellini Beans and Onions

Sliced Steak Salad ....................................................................................... 24. with Arugula, Radicchio and Sautéed Onion

Jimmy the Greek Salad with Feta ........ ........................................................ 14. Dos Pueblos Abalone (4pcs) ................. ....................................................... 28.

Huevos Rancheros, Two Eggs Any Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 15. Tortillas, Melted Cheese, Avocado and Warm Salsa

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Waffle Platter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 14. with Fresh Berries, Whipped Cream, Maple Syrup

Smoked Scottish Salmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 20. Toasted Bialy or Bagel, Cream Cheese and Olives, Tomato & Cucumber

Mixed Vegetable Frittata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 17.

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