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For the Girls!

Broadway’s two-time Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth to light up the Granada stage with “For The Girls,” p. 15

Coming & Going

Turkey’s former Prime Minister drops in on Ryan and Lola Zinke in Santa Barbara on his way to the UN General Assembly, p. 32

Montecito Moms

Olivia Joffrey, mother of three girls, designs her form-fitting comfortable cotton outfits right here in Montecito, p. 31



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Guest Editorial


Montecito Miscellany


Letters to the Editor

Bob Hazard takes a deeper look at the Montecito Sanitary District’s potential new $6 million office building Montecito Motor Classic; Community Environmental Council Green Gala; American Cancer Society bash; Gaviota Coast Conservancy Coastal Legacy event; Santa Barbara Navy League chili cookoff; Table of Life event at SB Public Market; Jamie Broumas named MAW’s Chief Artistic Officer; Breast Cancer Resource Center gala; Highclere Castle getaway; Sander Vanocur and Ric Ocasek pass; sightings A collection of communications from readers Ross Skinner, Steve Gowler, Larry Bond, Mike McLaughlin, Chris Frisina, Diana Thorn, Steve King, Dale Lowdermilk, and Denice Spangler Adams

10 This Week in Montecito

A list of local events happening in and around town

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Public Safety Power Shutoff forum; Coast Village Circle closures; Montecito Trails Foundation holds 55th annual BBQ and fundraiser; Safe Routes to School Project; Montecito Water District receives District Transparency Certificate of Excellence; Laguna Blanca’s Zack Moore receives Fulbright Distinguished Teacher Award; disaster tax workshop update

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Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum; Legends gala at Granada; Hospice of Santa Barbara fundraiser

15 On Entertainment

Kristin Chenoweth performs at Granada; music shows around town; CallTo-Action Film Festival; SBCAST hosts two festivals; SPLIFF; UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center kicks off fall series; events in Ojai

20 Our Town

fStop Warrior Project provides free photography class to veterans; first annual Santa Barbara Country Music Festival; Montecito Deli celebrates 18 years

22 Discovering What Matters

Dr. Peter Brill speaks to Ron Gallo about altruism

23 Brilliant Thoughts

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26 Spirituality Matters

Santa Barbara Consciousness Network events at Marjorie Luke; Montecito Meditation launches; Wild Yoga hike; Yoga Soup happenings; free yoga at DiviniTree

31 Montecito Moms

Olivia Joffrey designs clothing with a “salt air elegance” in mind

32 Coming & Going

JB sits down with former Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim

36 Calendar of Events

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour; Ellis Paul at SOhO; UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum exhibits; Common Table event; collaborative art show at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History; Tara Westover kicks off UCSB Arts & Lectures’ new season; Ady Barkan in conversation; book signings at Chaucer’s

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26 September – 3 October 2019

Guest Editorial by Bob Hazard Mr. Hazard is an associate editor of this paper and a former president of Birnam Wood Golf Club.

What’s Up in the Sewer System?


he question before the Montecito Sanitary District (MSD) Board and its Montecito community of ratepayers is whether or not it is a good idea to spend nearly $6 million in ratepayer funds to build an office building for three employees and a receptionist. On the surface, spending $6 million on an office building for four people smells bad, even for a sewer district. The controversy pits two newly elected MSD Board members (Dana Newquist and Woody Barrett) against the three appointed (never elected) Sanitary Board Members (Jeff Kern, Tom Kerns, and Tom Bollay) in the struggle to justify this unusual use of spending nearly $6 million out of MSD’s $7 million in reserve funds. The two candidates who waged a campaign and won the election last November promised voters that business-as-usual by rubber-stamp appointed insiders would no longer be normal operating procedure. Public agencies, especially those with an endless history of “appointed” directors picked by the incumbents in consort with a strong professional manager, need to develop a greater obligation to transparency and “business in the sunshine.”

Cost of the New “Essential Services Building”

Immediately after the 2018 election in November, the two newly elected directors asked for cost estimates and justifications by the previously appointed Board for spending what has now escalated to roughly $6 million in ratepayer funds for an office building that was originally pegged at a price nearer to $3.5 million. For the last ten months, neither the GM, nor the Board majority of appointed members, has furnished the elected two Board members with either total projected costs, nor previous justification, nor present justifications for spending public funds. Back on May 15, 2019, the MSD Board and management were again formally asked in writing under the Freedom of Information Act for an estimate of total costs for the so-called “Essential Services Building.” No costs and no justifications were provided. That request was never answered. A second request for project cost and justifications was submitted on July 25, 2019. Again, the request was totally ignored. A third request for project cost and justifications was made at the August 29 MSD Board meeting. That too was shunted aside. All five directors, appointed and elected, are keenly aware of their fiduciary responsibility to their ratepayers. How can any responsible director vote for a capital project without knowing the total cost of the project and its purpose? Where is the accountability?


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What is the Justification?

Last year, the Board was told that the current Sanitary office building was mold-ridden, but that claim has yet to be proven. Now the rationale for the new office building has shifted to a need for showers after work for those working in the field. Since 1947, field personnel have showered at home after work. Do ratepayers really need to spend $6 million for showers? The latest justification is a need for a training facility. Pipeline maintenance and treatment plant operators are mostly trained on-the-job, not in a classroom. Training is currently conducted in the present Board Room which is used infrequently by the Board. Why can’t that practice continue?

Lack of Transparency

It is not comforting that a search of the Montecito Sanitary District website for “Essential Services Building” brings up “No Results Found.” The appointed Board members’ response to that revelation after two years of deliberation over the project was “Gee, we need to fix that.”

Cost of Montecito Sewer Service

It is curious that the cost of sewer service in Montecito, paid bi-annually on the Montecito property tax assessment bill, is $1,480 for a single-family residence, which is twice the cost of sewer service in Carpinteria ($676) for a

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Michael Hammer with a favorite 1991 Ferrari F40 owned by Diaz Concepts (photo by Priscilla)

t was horsepower of a very different kind on display at the Santa Barbara Polo Club when the 8th annual Montecito Motor Classic, which used to display its pricey wares on Coast Village Road, pitched up at the Carpinteria equestrian facility. With the theme Supercar Designs & Legacy Milestones, featuring oneof-a-kind cars made by Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, and others, inveterate car collector Michael Hammer of the Armand Hammer Foundation described it as “the best of the best, the rarest of the rare,” including a most impressive Ferrari

Enzo Bugatti Veyron. This year’s Santa Barbara Teen Star Sofia Schuster sang the National Anthem, with the Batmobile from the popular 60s TV series and David Hasselhoff’s 80s K.I.T.T. car from the TV series Knight Rider, packed with artificial intelligence, also on display with more than 100 other cars, including 15 to 18 super autos, on the verdant fields. The Petersen Automotive Museum of Los Angeles also had many of their unique autos on display, and Monte



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“Highway” 192’s Two-Year Closure


ou absolutely buried your cover story (“Village Beat” MJ # 25/36 in a response on page 26 “Two Bridges Too Far”) about the bridge on Highway 192... the biggest problem facing all of us living to the west of it. It’s all we neighbors talk about here on Chelham Way. We feel cut off from the upper village and have changed all our shopping habits: changed libraries, post offices, etcetera (the traffic coming back, by Casa Dorinda is unpredictable so most don’t venture over there). So, there is no other story as important as that bridge on a California highway (a friggin highway!) that we care about until usable. Thanks, and keep up the good work. Ross Skinner Montecito (Editor’s note: That closure on East Valley Road between Sycamore Canyon and Hot Springs has also disrupted longtime patterns on this side of the divide, in that traffic has increased substantially

south of East Valley, as residents on the west side of Parra Grande, unable to easily get to the upper village, head down to Coast Village to shop, eat, and even just to hang out. Of course, the back side of that has been a mini-boom for Coast Village businesses. We do hope the road opens sooner rather than later but as witnesses to the tortoise-like speed of Caltrans, we won’t be putting our bets on an early completion date. Despite that, the good news is that barring something really terrible happening, East Valley Road should be navigable once again by the end of April 2020. – J.B.)

Under Water At Last

Was throwing away some old papers when I came across a map from 2007 regarding a seven-meter water level rise in the City of Santa Barbara as delineated by the people with the, the group that was proposing to paint a light blue line around the new sea level the

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Putting Out The Fire

I would like to comment on the recent boat tragedy that killed 33 people. Having spent a good portion of my life plying the Santa Barbara Channel and local islands, I have had many, many hairy experiences that required Coast Guard assistance to make it back to port safely. I have lost a propeller, I have had a drive shaft break, I have had the engine throw out valve seals etc., etc., etc., but never have I experienced anything that would remotely approach the magnitude of a fire on my vessel, which has to be every boat owner’s worst nightmare. Regardless of what the investigation turns up as to the origins of the fire, I believe the casualties could have been drastically reduced if: 1) There had been a roving watchman, as we used to do in the army. It’s been stated there were six crew members, one and a half hours each would have covered the entire night. 2) It’s been stated that the passengers died of smoke inhalation. Given the fact that smoke detectors are such incredibly inexpensive insurance, why were they not deployed from bow to stern on every level? 3) Ditto for fire extinguishers. Larry Bond Santa Barbara

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issue appears to be one of your best. Even the ads were impressive. I’m also noticing a lack of Editor’s notes in the last couple of issues; a trend? (Editor’s note: Not really a trend; sometimes letters stand on their own and require neither response nor acknowledgement. But, as one who regularly traverses the Hot Springs-Cabrillo roundabout, I have to agree that it is, at the very least, inhospitable to both pedestrians and bicyclists. – J.B.)

A Wonderful Event

A beautiful event was put on by the Trump Campaign in Beverly Hills at the private estate of Jeffrey Palmer. The event started at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where all attendees congregated, received their security badges and were then taken by shuttle to the event. Drinks and appetizers were plenty with a string orchestra entertaining. We then went into a carpeted massive tent that was beautifully draped with chandeliers hung all around. Tables of ten were set for the 800 guests. We had no idea there were so many very grateful enthusiastic Trump supporters in Beverly Hills. Our table was in the back, but we were able to see the President on stage; there were also big screens to see him close up. Dinner was filet mignon and sea bass, a beautiful salad, and delicious chocolate desert. Everyone was served in a timely fashion and we all felt part of this wonderful evening. Many Trump people were everywhere. Kimberly G. spoke first with enthusiastic Trump support and a jab at the Governor of California. Donald Trump Jr. spoke next with great reverence for his father. And then he introduced the President. If you saw Trump in New Mexico, he was as good and better in Beverly Hills. He is the show, he is the entertainer, he is the critic of the opposition, but mostly he is for America, all of us. He is the stand up, the bringer of ideas and agendas to keep us strong and energized for the future. You just feel it with President Trump, you just know he is always moving forward for this country. Surprised that he came to California? Surprised that many Californians do support this President? Surprised that so much money was raised? Surprised at his energy? It’s what he does and will do and continue to do. Chris Frisina Montecito (Editor’s note: It sounds like you had a terrific time and your letter serves notice that that’s the way politics once was: two (or more) sides, different opinions, and mutual respect. Maybe this is the beginning of a trend. – J.B.)

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This Week in and around Montecito


(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail or call (805) 565-1860) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Knit ‘N Needle Fiber art crafts (knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more) drop-in and meetup for all ages at Montecito Library When: 2 to 3:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Spanish Conversation Group at the Montecito Library The Montecito Library hosts a Spanish Conversation Group. The group is for anyone interested in practicing and improving conversational skills in Spanish. Participants should be familiar with the basics. When: 1:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Montecito Trails Foundation Annual BBQ Join to celebrate how far the trails have come since the Thomas Fire and debris flow. Everyone at MTF has been hard at work and thanks to donations, membership, and support, the trails are really taking shape! In lieu of the usual silent auction and fundraising event, the barbecue will be a community celebration. The event will include an optional Family Hike from the Crane parking lot at 11 am. Steve Cowell will lead the mountain bike ride at 10 am. For equestrians MTF will have a morning after ride Sunday, September 29 at The Greenwell Preserve departing at 10 am. A hearty outdoor BBQ lunch, along with vegetarian fare, will be served.

Food will be served from 12 noon to 2 pm by Los Padres Outfitters. Steve Woods will provide live country music. The MTF Margarita Bar (which will also serve beer, wine, and soft drinks), raffle drawings for various prizes, and a MTF Merchandise Booth will round out the fun. When: Biking starts at 10 am; barbeque at noon Where: Crane Country Day School, 1795 San Leandro Lane Cost: $50 for members, $60 for non-members; tickets will be $10 more at the door Info & Tickets: Luncheon & Lecture Brooks Firestone, who began as a “Citizens for Eisenhower” campaigner elected to the California Assembly and was then elected Santa Barbara County Supervisor and candidate for United States Congress, will address the Santa Barbara Republican Club at a luncheon today. Brooks’ wisdom, history, dedication and love for our state and country make this a presentation you won’t want to miss. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, September 25, 2019. When: 11:30 am Where: La Cumbre Country Club, 4015 Via Laguna Cost: $30 per person Questions & RSVP: Call Barbara Hurd at 805-684-3858 Book Signing at Tecolote Shift & Shine by Deborah Richards; Shift & Shine is a must read for anyone who has loved an addict or lost someone to suicide. It’s an inspiring story of hope with tools to find a path through crippling adversity and emerge stronger and kinder. When: 3 to 4 pm

All Dons Reunion Santa Barbara High School Alumni Association presents the All Dons Reunion; this first-time event will feature a souvenir gift to the first 2,000 people to arrive, along with school tours, bands of different eras and our feature event, a silent auction. The auction will include outstanding items including a handmade Dons t-shirt quilt. Other items included in the silent auction: voice lessons from JR Richards of Dishwalla, lunch or dinner with the Oscar winning Taylor Hackford, a Toast to the Coast, a 6-hour wine event offered by Foley Family Wines, a beer lover’s basket, and more! The All Dons Reunion will be held on the Santa Barbara High School campus to raise money for the Alumni Association, which in turn, is used on Scholarships, CAP (Classroom Assistance Program), General Fund and more! When: 11 am to 4 pm Where: 700 East Anapamu Street Info & Tickets: or contact Where: Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 East Valley Road Info: 969-4977 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Santa Barbara Beautiful 55th Annual Awards Cocktail reception with live entertainment and dancing, photo opportunities, silent auction and raffle, followed by the Awards Ceremony When: 2 to 5 pm Where: Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road Admission: $55 per person Info & RSVP: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Rumi’s Birthday Celebration The Rumi Educational Center invites the community to celebrate Rumi’s 812th birthday and his message of universal love. Support their mission to share Rumi’s vision and join for flavorful refreshments, tea & Baklava, and music, poetry, and conversation.

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When: 7 to 9 pm Where: Carrillo Recreation Center, Founder’s Room, 100 East Carrillo Street Suggested Donation: $20 Info: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 Montecito Association Land Use Committee The Montecito Association is committed to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the semi-rural residential character of Montecito; today the Land Use Committee meets to discuss upcoming projects. On today’s agenda: 2019 Zoning Ordinance Package Amendments; review and discussion on the Land Use Planning Process; updates on the Nesbitt helistop permit application in Summerland. When: 4 pm Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road Spirituals & Jazz Dr. Diane White-Clayton and Alex Bootzin present Afro-American spirituals and jazz with classical arrangements by women composers as well as spirituals in the folk tradition When: 7 pm Where: Montecito Covenant Church, 671 Cold Spring Road WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 Santa Barbara Horticultural Society Meeting Learn about UCSB’s Edible Campus Program with guest speakers Katee Gustavson and Jessie Schmitt at the October meeting of the Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society.

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Edible Campus is a coalition of 14 community gardens and farms and offers a variety of opportunities for UCSB students, including plot-based gardens, shared community gardens, and gardens focused on producing food for distribution. All of the food that the Edible Campus Program grows is donated to food pantries that serve UCSB students. You’ll hear about the Urban Orchard, Vertical Gardens, and the Student Farm. A student-created and student-led project, Edible Campus is spearheaded by the Associated Students Department of Public Worms, the Associated Students Food Bank, and student interns from the UCSB Sustainability program. The Edible Campus Program aims to address local food insecurity by repurposing underutilized spaces for sustainable food production, turning waste into food, and engaging students as growers and producers. After the presentation, check out the monthly Display Table where members are encouraged to bring specimen plants or other items of horticultural interest and introduce them to the group; there is also a raffle at the end of each meeting. When: 7 pm Where: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 909 North La Cumbre Road at Foothill Road Information:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 MBAR Meeting Montecito Board of Architectural Review seeks to ensure that new projects are harmonious with the unique physical characteristics and character of Montecito When: 1 pm Where: Country Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 East Anapamu

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Knit ‘N Needle Fiber art crafts (knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more) drop-in and meetup for all ages at Montecito Library 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. This month’s poet: Theodore Roethke (1908-1963). Theodore Roethke is regarded as one of the most influential poets in American history. Roethke won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1954 for his villanelle The Waking. When: 3:30 to 5 pm Where: Montecito Library,

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ast Thursday, September 19, the County of Santa Barbara’s Office of Emergency Management, along with Montecito Fire Protection District and Montecito Association, hosted a forum at Montecito Union School to discuss the potential for Public Safety Power Shutoff events (PSPS) that may affect our community during critical fire weather. The action, which was initiated in Goleta earlier this month, could lead to multiday power outages in many areas during periods of extremely hot, dry and/or windy weather, in an effort to reduce the risk of wildfires. These events will affect the entire Montecito community. The PSPS has been in the works for over a decade, as the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) began adopting regulations to protect the public from potential fire hazards associated with overhead power lines. The CPUC commenced the development of a statewide fire threat map to designate areas that are at the greatest risk for fires originating from power lines; that map, the High Fire-Threat District (HFTD), was finalized in early 2018. In response to the new map and regulations, Southern California Edison has laid out fire mitigation measures on both the “heat side” and “fuel side” of fire potential, meaning that they continue to harden the electricity grid with insulated wires, composite poles, and fire minimizing devices, as well as proactively identifying trees and other vegetation that may pose a risk to power lines. SCE’s Rondi Guthrie explained that over 400,000 pieces of Edison equipment have been inspected from both the ground and air, with the recent use of drones and helicopters. Edison has also invested in several weather forecasting measures, including installing weather stations that provide realtime info about wind, temperature, and humidity to help determine decisions regarding PSPS events. “We realize this is a major disruption to customers, but we believe the benefits outweigh the inconvenience,” Guthrie said. In order to implement a PSPS, a number of factors have to be at play including a red flag warning, low humidity levels, forecasted and sustained winds generally above 25 MPH and wind gusts in excess of 45MPH,

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a high concentration of dry fuel, and on the ground, real-time observations. It will also be based upon input from fire management experts, input from local and state fire authorities, awareness of evacuation orders, location of evacuation centers, and other emergency operations. Edison will determine which circuits a projected wind event will affect, and shut down circuits accordingly. Areas of the community that are not in the High Fire-Threat District may still be affected by a power shutoff, as certain areas of the community share circuits that originate in high-fire areas. For example, Channel Drive and the neighborhood south of Highway 101 near Butterfly Beach is not in the HFTD, but shares a circuit that includes power lines in the area of East Mountain Drive, which is in the HFTD. If that circuit is shut down as part of a PSPS, homeowners near the beach could be without power for several days. The length of the PSPS will be based on the weather system (likely a sundowner wind event), and the time it takes Edison to visually inspect the lines and re-energize the system. “It could be from half a day to a few days,” Guthrie said, adding that the company is working closely with cellular providers and communication companies to ensure that community members would continue to have cellular service. The PSPS notification process includes community notifications 4-7 days ahead of a forecasted event, while weather and fire conditions are closely monitored. Three days ahead, SCE would begin notifying local governments and first responders; customers and small businesses – both Coast Village Road and the Upper Village businesses are in circuit areas that are subject to PSPS – would be notified about 48 hours ahead of the electricity shut-off. High-risk customers would be given additional time, and will be reached first with an automated phone call, then a live person call, then a face-to-door visit. Power would be restored once weather is improved, and the lines have been physically inspected. Montecito Fire Chief Kevin Taylor urged residents that they need to be

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he Channel City Club and Committee on Foreign Relations members under the leadership of Judy Hill climbed on a sold-out bus and headed to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. The occasion was an appearance by Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. Our bus wasn’t the only sold-out thing. There were no more tickets for his talk either. Judge Gorsuch is a Colorado native. Prior to his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court in April 2017, he served as a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He has a new book, A Republic, If You Can Keep It. He weighs in on the essential aspects of our Constitution, its separation of powers and the vital liberties it protects. “This book is about my faith in America and our constitution.” He maintains we need to uphold the constitution, not change it. Instead of a speech, the Judge had a conversation with the chair of the board of trustees for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation and Institute Fred Ryan. He’s also the pub-

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ENTERTAINMENT (Continued from page 15) mand the stage in a concert serving to promote her just-released new album, For the Girls. She “dished” about Broadway, big voices and Carol Burnett over the phone in an effervescent interview. Q. You’ve been so successful in many fields. How do you choose what to do? A. It’s hard. I like to do it all. It’s like I have show biz ADD and it can be hard to know where I should focus. One of the ways I evaluate is to wonder if anyone else could play it? Is it a part that’s original? Those are the ones I pick. But music is never far away. It’s what I love the most. But it’s always fun whatever I do, TV, or a movie or music or a musical. I approach everything from the acting standpoint – from the dialog or lyric, where the character or a song is born. That’s where I start… And I like leaving a handprint wherever I go. I can never see myself doing anything else. I can’t even imagine it. Your new album, which is the focus of your current tour, consists of covers of famous songs written and/or recorded by female singers. What was the motivation to do it now, and what did you want to bring that was uniquely you? Women are having a Renaissance now, although I started thinking about making this record before all of

this was happening (#MeToo, etc.). I always had a list of women I wanted to honor and pay tribute to, but I wasn’t going to touch it unless I felt that I was ready – that I could sing Barbra Streisand’s most famous song, for example… I wanted to remind (or introduce) my younger fans to Eydie Gormé, or Lesley Gore, Doris Day. I wanted them to remember who it was who came before us. I want not just to mentor, but to say look these people up – check out Eva Cassidy if you don’t know who she is. Before there were any of us, there were these women. But then I had to tell myself, don’t be scared. You have to put your own stamp on these songs. You have to do it with confidence, know your angle. Each song represented something to me. I heard Lesley Gore do “You Don’t Own Me” when I was a little girl. I went back to her original, and now I understand that song. I’ve never felt like I needed to be owned… So how did you know you were ready? Evolution. Understanding life helps inform you of when you’re ready to sing or even say the words. I couldn’t have done this in my 20s. I want to ask you about Carol Burnett, who lives in Montecito, and mentioned that she would be attending your concert.

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She’s the original queen! The one who has it all – singing, acting and dancing. People forget she was a Broadway star. Not me. I don’t forget it. She’s the one who gave me permission to be a zany wackadoo funny and make people laugh, and then make people cry at the very end, like she did with the last song of her show every week. She’s the original. When I saw how she made my father laugh, that’s when I knew that this was what I wanted to (do)... She’s one of the women who came before me that I learned from, and is still teaching me a lot. It’s amazing that I got to know my idol. Hearing that, I’m imagining the new album is not just another record, but a major milestone for you, a way to claim all of that for yourself. You bet! That’s it. If I never did another one I’d be happy.

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The California Honeydrops, who have played close to a dozen shows at SOhO over the last several years, head up to the rooftop at the MOXI Museum for a show sponsored by the EOS nightclub on Friday, September 27, the same night that powerhouse singers Leslie Lembo and Barbara Wood co-headline a show with Raw Silk back at SOhO. The apparently inexhaustible Rod Stewart, the sandpaper-singing British rock star who marks half a century as a solo artist this year boasting more than a quarter-billion in total records sales worldwide, squeezes in a show at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Saturday night between engagements for his “The Hits” shows in Las Vegas. Two local legends play blocks apart on Tuesday, October 1, when Jim Messina does his classic country-rock thing at the Lobero while singer-songwriter Glen Phillips shows up at SOhO.

Call-To-Action Film Festival

Seven thought-provoking films settle in for SBIFF’s second annual seven-day Call-To-Action Film Festival, aiming to rouse the rabble at the Riviera Theatre September 27 to October 3. With a goal of sparking dialogue on pressing issues of the day using the art of film, each film will be accompanied by moderated panel discussions with the film’s directors and specialists on the topics. Among the highlights is American Factory, about Chinese company Fuyao’s factory in Dayton, Ohio, in the space of a shuttered General Motors plant, which claimed the Directing Award for a U.S. Documentary at Sundance in 2019 and won the Best Documentary Feature Award at the RiverRun International

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Film Festival. Also of note: Gay Chorus Deep South, director David Charles Rodrigues’ chronicling of the 300-member strong San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus touring the Deep South in response to a wave of anti-LGBTQ laws and the divisive 2016 election. Single admission is $8-$10, and full festival passes are available. Call (805) 963-0023/ (805) 335-1555 or visit

Double CAST-ing film festivals

Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science & Technology – aka SBCAST – is set to host two different boutique festivals over the weekend. More than 20 very short films screen Friday night, September 27, in the sixth season of the 3-Minute Film Festival, including the Australian narrative “Three Million Dollars” that clocks in at 60 seconds, and the “American For Short Stories” that spans just 48 seconds. On the other end of the spectrum are “#Kneeltoheal,” a documentary from Oxnard that takes up the full three minutes, while somehow “Clean Water,” a Mexican doc that was filmed in the Sudan, and the American experimental “Film Roll,” were both allowed entry despite going 15 seconds over the allotted duration. Other intriguing titles include “Happy Monday,” “An Untitled Thing About How Birthdays Can Be Sad,” and “Pizza Boy.” Mashey Bernstein, UCSB film professor emeritus and the director of the Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival, served as chair of the four-person jury. The event begins with a reception with the filmmakers at 6:30 pm followed by the outdoor screenings at 8 pm. Saturday afternoon, September 28, brings the fourth season of the International Fine Arts Film Festival, another one-day wonder that actually begins with a single screening on Friday night, following the conclusion of the 3-Minute Film Festival. The mini-fest seeks to present the best films in the world created by both students and professionals spanning the visual arts, storytelling, tragedy, comedy, dance, music, science, performance and experimental. Among the titles for the 17 shorts being screened both indoors during the day, and outdoor after sunset are Reversal Symmetry, which uses pedestrian movement to represent the oscillating dance between matter and antimatter at Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics; Giselle, a dance narrative based on the original ballet; Quartet for the End of Time, a doc about French composer Olivier Messiaen, who premiered the titular masterpiece in 1941 while incarcerated in a Nazi prison camp in Poland; and The Wayward Cube, a doc tracing the process of creating from

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prepared to endure a power outage lasting 5-7 days. “While we hope that PSPS events will be significantly shorter, we are asking you to plan for a week without power,” he said. Chief Taylor reported that MFPD has been planning for such power outage events for 18 months, and the outages would not affect the operational ability of the fire district. During a PSPS, the District will be up-staffed with additional personnel. Chief Taylor suggested that everyone update their contact information with SCE, as the notifications are being sent directly from SCE, not through the County. “Take a look at your family, yourself, and your business, and figure out how power loss will affect you,” Chief Taylor said. Visit for preparation guidelines. Representatives from several other entities spoke to the large audience, including Santa Barbara Sheriff Chief Deputy Craig Bonner, who assured the community that critical services would not be affected during a power outage. Montecito Water District GM Nick Turner said that MWD is prepared to provide potable water and firefighting water during PSPS, and that their critical facilities are equipped with back-up power generators. “Customers should plan accordingly for water features on their property that require electricity, and should store one gallon of water per person per day for emergencies,” he said. Montecito Sanitary District GM Diane Gabriel shared a similar sentiment, that her District will be able to provide uninterrupted sewer service. The one exception: homeowners who have a private sewer pump on their property should make arrangements for back-up power. First District Supervisor Das Williams also spoke, explaining that he has voiced his concern to Edison that they have enough staffing to re-inspect the lines and repower, in order to avoid multiple day shutoffs. “A multiple day shut-off situation would have

the largest threat to you, in economics, convenience, and livelihood,” he said. Craig Lewis, the Executive Director of the Clean Coalition, explained to the audience that his team is actively trying to make the community more resilient during emergency and precautionary events, such as the PSPS, with Community Microgrid projects. For more info, visit www.clean-coali To see the maps of the circuits that may be shut down during a PSPS, please visit Residents should ensure that Edison has their updated contact information for use during a PSPS, and should also be signed up for Aware & Prepare alerts (

Coast Village Circle Closures

Paving work began on Coast Village Circle earlier this week; the beginning of a two-month long restoration project to rehabilitate the road following the 1/9 Debris Flow in January 2018. The Debris Flow caused major damage to the roadway on Coast Village Circle due to flooding and the presence of heavy equipment; the project will replace the base and pavement layers of the road, and replace damaged curbs to help with drainage. Parking stalls will be repaved and restriped, and the parking spots on the east side of Coast Village Circle near the Chevron Station will be eliminated in order to allow for better traffic flow. The project will cost over $750,000, with funds coming from grants from FEMA and the Federal Government. The work will be broken down into five phases to minimize traffic and parking impacts; each phase will take approximately eight working days, and will be open to traffic after the completion of each phase. Phase 1 is near the Chevron Station, with Phase 5 being the far eastern section of Coast Village Circle. At the completion of

all phases, the contractor will need to add the finishing paving material for the entire road which will take about a week, then striping will follow shortly after. Work will be performed from 7 am to 5 pm; however each of the phases will require that the affected area be closed 24 hours a day until that phase is complete. All access will be prohibited in work areas during the affected phase; closed to all vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians, and driveways will be inaccessible. Vehicle parking, which is imperative for Coast Village Road and Coast Village Circle businesses, will still be available in areas where work is not currently being performed. Project information can be found online at CVCPaving.

MTF Annual BBQ

Montecito Trails Foundation will hold its 55th Annual BBQ and fundraiser this Saturday, September 28. The event, which is themed Moving Trails Forward, will be at Crane Country Day School. The BBQ will be a community celebration of how far we have come since the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow. “We’re looking forward to putting down the McLeods, excavator keys, computers, and maps and enjoying a day with our membership and the trail community,” said MTF Board Member Barbara Cleveland. “We are looking forward to a day of celebrating another great year of progress: a year that saw the addition of a new community trail, extensive winter repairs, endless Spring (turned Summer) brushing and countless miles traversed by foot, hoof, and wheel. Let’s keep these trails moving forward towards full restoration!” said MTF President, Ashlee Mayfield, adding that the non-profit is grateful to take the day off the trail to celebrate all the progress that has been made, while still acknowledging there are

still mountains to be climbed and trails that need to be repaired. The popular event will include an optional Family Hike at 11 am, and Steve Cowell will lead the mountain bike ride at 10 am. For equestrians, MTF will have a morning-after ride on Sunday, September 29 at the Greenwell Preserve departing at 10 am. For more information and reservations contact Jane Murray at 805680-5292. A hearty outdoor BBQ lunch, along with vegetarian fare, will be served. Food will be served from noon to 2 pm by Los Padres Outfitters. Steve Woods will provide live country music. The event will also feature the famous MTF Margarita Bar (which will also serve beer, wine, and soft drinks), raffle drawings for various prizes, and a MTF Merchandise Booth. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Tickets are $50 for MTF members, and $60 for non-members. Children under 12 are $25. For additional information, visit www.monte

Safe Routes to School Update

In an update to a story we brought you last week (MJ # 25/37), over 200 members of the Westmont student body participated in a Safe Routes to School Project for Cold Spring School, with support from the Bucket Brigade, Cold Springs Landscapes, Cold Spring School parents and staff, Montecito Trails Foundation, and material donations from Santa Barbara Stone. “The project was inspired by Westmont Athletic Director Dave Odell and Bucker Brigade Abe Powell; a project that brought the Westmont athletes into the community to make the walking paths around Cold Spring School safer for the kids and community members that use them,” said MTF President Ashlee Mayfield, who helped to organize the event. “The day was the beginning of a

Montecito Trails Foundation will take a much-needed day off from the trails to celebrate the 55th Annual MTF BBQ and Fundraiser this Saturday, September 28

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Zack Moore with sixth graders Niccolo D’Agruna and John Hereford

Over 200 Westmont students, joined by Cold Spring School staff and parents, the Bucket Brigade, and others, spent last Sunday restoring safe routes to Cold Spring School

The group worked on three paths leading to Cold Spring School

much larger vision to improve pedestrian safety in Montecito.”

Montecito Water Receives Transparency Certificate The Montecito Water District received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence from the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance. “This award is a testament to Montecito Water District’s commitment to open government,” said Nick Turner, General Manager, in a statement. “The entire district staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.” To receive the award, a special district must demonstrate the completion of essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner. SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation, and other recognition programs. Special districts are independent public agencies that deliver core local services to com26 September – 3 October 2019

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Laguna Blanca News

Laguna Blanca has announced that Zack Moore, the school’s STEM coordinator and science instructor, is the recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Teacher Award. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges. Moore is one of 13 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad as part of the program in 2019 and was selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. Moore will head to Ghana in West Africa for the month of November to facilitate STEM integration in the Ghana-Lebanon Islamic School. He began his educational journey in Ghana twenty years ago as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Recognized at Laguna for his many contributions over the past 15 years, Moore was honored in 2010 with the Laguna Blanca Faculty Excellence Award and went on to create and run the Middle School Advisory program, as well as develop an EK-12 vision for STEM infusion into a traditional liberal arts education. He built out the middle and upper school elective sequences in engineering, robotics, and computer science; and co-designed Eighth Grade Science from a traditional physical science class to a thematic interdisciplinary journey. In addition, he created and ran the school’s first LEGO engineering competition last year and co-found Laguna’s first robotics club.

Disaster Tax Workshop by Lisa Valencia Sherratt


n September 12, First District Supervisor Das Williams hosted a disaster tax workshop with top Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Franchise Tax Board (FTB) disaster specialists, in collaboration with the offices of Congressman Salud Carbajal, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assemblymember Monique Limon and Montecito Union School. The room was full with approximately 60 attendees who came from as far as San Diego and San Francisco, with most being affected property owners from Montecito or accountants who represent them. Almost 100 more people viewed the workshop live online. The purpose of the workshop was to provide clarity on the special set of tax provisions for declaring casualty losses relating to the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow, as property owners and tax professionals alike have had many questions about how to properly file for the disaster that spanned two calendar years and included two separate disaster events. It is important to note that federally and according to the IRS, the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow is known as and part of DR-4353 (Jan 1, 2017 – Jan 18, 2018). Conversely, the FTB recognizes the fire and Debris Flow as separate emergency events. We were very fortunate to be joined by presenters Joseph McCarthy, IRS Stakeholder Liaison Tax Specialist,

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and Marc Narlesky, FTB Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate Office Specialist. The presentation was geared toward taxpayers and tax professionals, and included Federal and State information which is at best complex and confusing, especially since a change in disaster relief tax law means that casualty loss is calculated differently for DR-4353 and DR-4407 although the disasters both took place in 2018. We learned several key lessons that can benefit our community. Here are the top two lessons learned for taxpayers and tax professionals alike. Additional answers to important questions in our area will be published in a future edition of the Montecito Journal. Q: Which year should the casualty loss be declared, what if loss was sustained in both December 2017 and January 2018? A: For the IRS, both Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow can be declared on 2018 taxes, since this timing is based on when the disaster happened and/or when the estimate of loss is known. Note the calculation of loss includes the estimate of insurance payments so it is most likely losses from the Thomas Fire in December wouldn’t be calculated until 2018. What is the deadline to file? Both IRS and FTB extension deadlines apply for losses caused by the Thomas Fire, 1/9 Debris Flow, as well as Woolsey, Hill and Camp Fires. The extension deadline for all of these disasters is October 15, 2019. For information about declaring casualty loss in prior years, call the IRS disaster hotline to be referred to the correct publications or webinars that can help you. For further information about the workshop and related follow up, or to send questions that may be able to be answered in a future MJ edition, contact Supervisor Williams’ First District disaster recovery specialist Lisa Valencia Sherratt at lvalencia@ or (805) 568-2155. To talk with Congressman Carbajal’s staff representative who serves as his IRS liaison, contact Sasha Davidson at or (805) 730-1710. Other important phone numbers: IRS Disaster Helpline 866-562-5227 •MJ and FTB Hotline 800-852-5711. MONTECITO JOURNAL


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fStop Warrior Project These students served our country in Iraq, from left: Rob Robinson, Stefan Landfried, Darian Marino, Matthew Nancarrow and his dog Kristal, and Bryan Chaney. Their teacher Terence Ford is second from right.


/11,” the same code we assign in the United States to call for emergency services, also marked the 18th year since the immeasurable attack on our soil with catastrophic loss of lives, many unanswerable questions and thousands of people to honor who gave unconditionally to respond to the emergency call at the Twin Towers. The four attacks killed approximately 3,000 people from 93 nations; 2,753 people were killed in New York, 184 people were killed at the Pentagon, and 40 people were killed on Flight 93, along with many first responder deaths since. A result of the attack was increasing our military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and now our 9/11 veterans are joining many fellow veterans of other wars to find a new path in their life when they return “home.” Last week, Rob Robinson humbly emailed me about a new class he was taking in photography and wondered if I would consider writing about it. He shared, “I recently started working with the fStop Foundation, a Santa Barbara based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of military veterans who have served since September 11, 2001. Our flagship program is called the fStop Warrior Project, a free, college-level photography course offered through the Santa Barbara City College School of Extended Learning. Alongside fellow veterans, the class offers students military camaraderie in the civilian world, recreating the unique bond shared among military service members. Together, they explore new skills that could turn into a rewarding hobby or even a new professional photography career. As a military veteran and class graduate myself, I stand behind the program and hope to share it with my fellow vets who aren’t yet aware of the opportunity.” The class instructor and founder of the fStop Warrior Project, Terence


Ford, Rob and I met at their SBCC Wake Campus classroom to talk about this pertinent opportunity available for all U.S. Military Veterans. Some students who just graduated the first session were also there to share a bit about themselves and what the class means to them. The first session was successful, so Terence set up a second session that started on September 10. The classroom they were given to use is an unused section of the Wake Center’s cafeteria. The students helped to transform it into a classroom. There is a U.S. Flag on a stand proudly in the corner surrounded on both sides with the prints of the students’ photography assignments on the walls. There are long tables with iMac computers, updated Adobe Photoshop software, a Canon large-scale printer, digital cameras, and other supplies for the students to use. Terence said, “The iMax computers were purchased by the SBCC Foundation and the Adobe software comes from SBCC. Canon donated the PRO 1000 printer and sometimes supplies the ink and paper, otherwise we need to purchase the paper and ink using our fStop Foundation funds, which is a 501(c)3. The inks cost $50 per cartridge and the printer has 12 separate cartridges! Right now our biggest need is more DSLR cameras for the students.” We talked a bit about Terence’s background and how the program started. He said, “I grew up in Chicago and attended the London Film School. I have taught photography at The Pathway Home in Younteville, California, for three years and then invited by USMC to bring the program to the active duty WWB for three years. I never served in the military but I did work at the Wounded Warrior Battalion (WWB) at Camp Pendleton for three years presenting digital photography as art therapy to wounded marines and sailors who

were being medical retired due to their injuries. For the fStop Program at the SBCC Wake Campus in Santa Barbara, I am the instructor and the Executive Director of the fStop Foundation that supports it. I am also the co-founder of the Fellowship of Brothers, a Post-9/11 veterans support group, that meets every Monday night the Veterans Building in Santa Barbara. Been doing this about 10 years now. My commercial photography website is: A few of the students who have taken the class shared their experiences for our readers: Stefan Landfried: “U.S. Navy Medicine and half time with the Marines doing front line medicine three and a half years, finished course of duty 2010. I was definitely a different person getting out than before, not every program is perfect for every veteran. This program helped. I always liked photography, learning it in a class with fellow vets was comfortable. Some assignments helped me with dealing with interactions with people. I also like Project Healing Water Fly Fishing SB.” Darian Marino: “Air Force two years as a munitions technician building non-nuclear rockets, bombs and missiles, discharged due to injury with internal partial decapitation. I enjoyed being in the military, I wish it was longer. It was weird being back with civilians especially in the work environment because there is no structure or discipline. I like the class ‘cause for a while I felt that I didn’t fit in with civilians or other vets mostly cause my trauma from the military had sexual assault involved and stuff like that. But everyone was really supportive with each other in the class, people would help me with the computer, no one was judgmental. I took pride in the pictures I took and definitively look forward to the next class.” Matthew Nancarrow: “Army 2002 – 2005, deployed during the invasion of Iraq 2003 and spent a year in combat. Upon returning from the military, I went to school and failed, so I started in the professional world. I had a slightly difficult time coming back, my brother was in the same unit as I was in, so coming back I had someone very close to me and easy for me to lean on. In 2012, he committed suicide, my grandmother passed away, my uncle drank himself to death and my dad moved away and stopped talking to me. I associated photography with loss. Here in this class I did more nature photography than people. The class sent me a photo of Rambo taking a photograph of a monarch butterfly! It was so great, I loved it, and my response was no shit there I was man, that was the image that

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defined my fStop experience.” All the students expressed a mutual respect for each other and the thread that sews them together. Please spread the word to all veterans, we are here for each other in this class. Rob’s 9/11 tribute on his Facebook page sums it up well: “On September 10th, 2001, I left basic training at Lackland AFB, TX as a new airman in the United States Air Force Reserve. I arrived at Sheppard AFB that evening ready to begin my training the next day as an F-16 Crew Chief for the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, UT. Then the world changed. My military service and the experiences I’ve shared with my fellow service members has been and continues to be a highlight and driving force in my life. I am thankful to have served with such incredible individuals, and to be one of the fortunate who made it back home. To those who did not, I salute you and the family and friends you left behind. Thank you all for your service and your sacrifice. My hope is that, 18 years later, we may begin to find true reconciliation and healing. The United States of America is something special, and while it is important to remember our struggles and the sacrifices made by heroes, never forget should not mean never forgive or move beyond. I hope that one day, my oldest son who is only two months younger than the war on terror, and every other human being with whom we share this planet, will know a world without conflict and division... indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” 411: Photo Class: contact Terence Ford: All class materials supplied for free, no prior experience required. Fellowship of Brothers 9/11 Peer Support Group Every Monday 18301930, SB Vets memorial Building, email:

Santa Barbara Country Music Festival

The first annual Santa Barbara Country Music Festival was held on Sunday September 8, from 1 to 7 pm at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racket Club (SBPRC). The event featured music headliner Hunter Easton Hayes, and musicians Devin Dawson, Honey Country, and Savannah Burrows. I interviewed the festival co-founders, OakHeart Country Music Festival co-founder Brian Hynes and the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara (RCSB) past president Steve Petersen. The event came together in less than a few months thanks to their combined professional collaboration and support from the SBPRC as the venue site, who agreed to host the event again next year. 26 September – 3 October 2019

Seen at the at the first annual SB Country Music Festival from right: Montecito Rotary Club President John Lucchetti with his guests, musician Erland Wanberg, Nashville Platinum singer songwriter Trent Summer, and concert promoter David Buttrey (from right) SB Country Music Festival co-founder and Rotarian Steve Petersen, with RCSB volunteers Steve Baker and Dan Herrlinger

My interview with Steve Petersen follows: Q. Talk about the background on the event and why you chose country music. A. I have a dear friend that I have known for over 50 years that started having a country music festival on his guest ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. I had the pleasure of participating in that first event in 1983. It was a great event, so much so, that’s it’s still going! Based on this event and knowing that there isn’t a similar event in Santa Barbara, I thought it would be a natural! I have been advocating for our Rotary Club to have a major fundraiser, almost ever since I was our club president. When I found out about Brian’s success in Westlake I contacted him to pick his brain. At the time, he said he would be happy to partner with us to put on a festival. We tried for SB City College stadium five years ago but couldn’t make it happen. A few months ago, I contacted Brian to see if we could possibly attempt to again put on a Santa Barbara event. It was incredibly ironical, as he had started to put together an event here and wanted to know if our club would still be interested. The timing was perfect, other than the short window of time to put it together. With Brian’s professional experience, we have collaborated to put it together. What will the event proceeds be used for at the Rotary Club? Our club in the past has donated $11 to $14,000.00 every year to local non-profit organizations. This money is going to allow us to donate more locally. Every year we have to turn down local needy causes. These funds will help us fulfill more requests for funds. Our club also has been very supportive of international projects plus supporting Rotary International in the effort to eradicate polio. This effort by Rotary around the world has almost accomplished this endeavor. In a phone interview on Saturday, Hynes talked about starting the OakHeart Country Music Festival, which he co-founded with Troy Hale 26 September – 3 October 2019

in 2011, as part of a funding source for The Rotary Club of Westlake Village where they are members. The goal of the festival is to raise funds and corporate sponsorships for local and national charities. Since its start, that festival has raised over $100K. He said that if the SB Country Music Festival comes in at a loss, the SBRC will still receive a $5K donation. He is happy to work with the SB Polo & Racket Club who have been “very supportive” as a site for the event. There were approximately 3,000 attendees who enjoyed the festivities that included line dancing with music by DJ Josh Kelley and Cam Meadows. The mega-dance floor area was constantly packed with serious dancers who knew all the choreography. There were country-western vendors selling hats, clothing, and boots at the Lucchese Boots booth at the VIP area entrance. A wide variety of food vendors dotted the perimeter, along with Firestone Walker Brewing Co. 805 Beer booths, a Marine Corps booth, and KHAY 100.7 FM Country Radio with DJ Dave Daniels who was the event MC, along with actress Kimberly Williams Paisley who introduced teenage singer-songwriter Savannah Burrows. Parking with a shuttle was available and tight security kept it safe. Honey Country, an all-girl trio, opened the show with full hour long set that featured their famous hit, “Country Strong,” the original song they wrote requested by the Stagecoach Festival. The Los Angeles area group is founded by lead singer Dani Rose, with Devon Jane on electric guitar and Katie Stump on acoustic guitar. The set list included “Love Someone,” one of the mostplayed songs during the launch of Radio Disney Country,” “High on the Radio,” and “Los Angeles.” Burrows is originally from Santa Clarita, and attends school in Nashville. Singing and playing guitar in a hologram mini dress with a six-member band that included a violinist, she held her own and won a few more. Her set list included “Wingman,” “Rock Your World,” and “Didn’t Know What Love Was.” The number of attendees more than doubled for the next performers. Thirty-year-old sing-songwriter

Prodigy multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes headlines the festival

Devin Dawson and his mega- electrifying band commanded the stage with serious songs off his recent Dark Horse LP, and the hit song he wrote for Blake Shelton, “God’s Country.” Indeed, country met Hendrix’s distortion pedal. Closing the event was headliner Hunter Hayes, who arrived from Nashville to play the gig the day before his 28th birthday. He continued the high-note from Dawson with his large song book starting from the early days to his newly released LP on August 16 titled, Wild Blue (Part 1). The CMA New Artist of the Year in 2012 with three BMI Awards gave Santa Barbara his all and then stayed on for fans to take photos and sign autographs.

Montecito Deli Celebrates 18th Anniversary

Jeff Rypysc, owner of Montecito Deli and Catering, is celebrating his 18th year in business. The deli is locat-

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ed at 1150 Coast Village Road, the same location since Jeff took over the ownership on September 11, 2001 and also purchased the prior owner’s secret recipe for piadina, special flatbread made in Italy. The deli continues to serve its loyal customers and new fans from San Francisco to North Carolina. While interviewing him at his deli, it was most evident that these customers have also become great friends of Jeff, his manager Rey Vazquez, and chef Mario Monterrozo. The deli is also dog friendly, with the deli mascot Norman, Jeff’s third Rhodesian Ridgeback, greeting visitors. In keeping up with the current trends, he receives fresh produce daily from Pacific Coast Produce, and his meats are from Ideal Meats in Northridge, the same meat distributor he worked with as a butcher at the Whitefoot Meat Market prior to buying the deli. Q. How did you come to the deli and catering business? A. I started out as a cook on Martha’s Vineyard after college in the ‘70s and fell in love! Then I became a meat cutter and bartender and finally a butcher. I’ve worked all over the East Coast to Florida. Then went cross country to California and worked at Whitefoot Meat Market for 15 years. I bought the Montecito Deli after four carpel tunnel surgeries and have been there for the past 18 years! Is there a chef you admire? Everyone. What makes your menu unique? We have an open menu – “You create it and we will make it” – and our homemade piadina bread, soups and salads are made fresh daily. We cook the BBQ Tri-tip, roast beef and chicken breasts daily and do not use any preservatives or MSG. What would you say is the ingredient for the longevity of your deli? Customer service and giving them what they want! Thanks Jeff and congrats! 411:


Celebrating 18 years doing business in Montecito is Jeff Rypysc, owner of Montecito Deli and Catering, here at his café with manager Rey Vazquez and chef Mario Monterrozo



Discovering What Matters

by Dr. Peter Brill

Dr. Brill can be reached at His blog appears at www. Specializing in medicine, psychiatry, marriage and family therapy, nonprofits and business, he has served as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and Wharton School of Business, consulted to more than 100 organizations, run workshops on adult development, and performed major research on the outcome of psychiatric treatment. He is the founder of Sustainable Change Alliance & co-author of Finding Your J Spot.

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hat really matters in life? What experiences shape our journey? How is today a reflection of our journey and what we have learned and experienced along the way? And mainly, what causes a person to dedicate their life to philanthropy? I have been writing about community, change, and capital for months now and I thought I should talk to someone who has spent and does spend the majority of his life dealing with those three concerns. Ron Gallo is a high-energy, intelligent, and charming man with a great sense of humor and who is passionate about effective philanthropy and giving back to society. He is the President and CEO of Santa Barbara Foundation (SBF). SBF is as central to philanthropy in Santa Barbara as central can be. I wondered how he got into philanthropy. What were his greatest accomplishments along the way? What was his model of how things change? What had he learned along the way? And finally, where does impact investing fit into philanthropy and change? I hope you find his answers to these questions as interesting and meaningful as I did. Ron grew up in an “economically stressed neighborhood.” His high school had 5,000 students; most didn’t go to college and a number went to jail. Because of the size of the school, you only saw the college counselor for one half-hour meeting. She said he might make it into a women’s college that had just started accepting men because that had resulted in establishing lower standards for the men to try and attract them. He almost failed his first year in college due to the cultural shock and that would have ended his full scholarship. He felt so out of place in terms of sophistication and style; for example, he showed up for

class dressed like Saturday Night Fever instead of in standard college attire.


So, this is where the story changed and where the life-long inspiration toward philanthropy really began. The college assigned Ron a mentor to help him improve in school. The mentor was a physics professor who had also grown up poor in a small neighborhood. This professor used

“Philanthropy needs to change, it needs to be more thoughtful, it needs to be accountable and it needs to be bold.” – Ron Gallo tough love on Ron, reminding him that he couldn’t fool him because he had been there. Ron was receiving the Harkness Scholarship and wanted to contact them to thank them. He was told he couldn’t because the last of the Harkness family that had given the scholarship had died 50 years ago. The legacy of someone doing good that carried forward through time inspired him. Philanthropy was giving back, and that good had touched his life and others to follow. What could be more meaningful?


After receiving a master’s degree from Columbia University in Social Work Policy, he went on to earn an EdD in Leadership and Social Policy from Harvard University. He was living on $23,000 a year and was raising a family so he wanted a higher paying and bigger job. That’s when

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he went to work for a private foundation. He went from program officer to CEO in 4 years. The biggest limitation of a private foundation was that “you would fly, meet the people, give money and fly out. You didn’t have to live with your results.” Wanting place and accountability to matter, he became the CEO of the Rhode Island Community Foundation. “When you run a community foundation you live with the results, good or bad.” Ron’s greatest accomplishments included his effort to create affordable housing in Rhode Island. He spent 10 years on the issue, studying the problem and working with non-profits. They needed something much bigger to make a dent in the problem. He had to convince the state legislature to add a proposition that put a $100,000,000 bond issue on the ballot. It involved coordinating with government, clergy, health care workers, and others. He learned how to get people to work together. The bond passed by License # 01327524

70% and they added 13,000 units. It was not one big project, but a lot of small projects, in a lot of small cities. “Sometimes they were just two to four person units.”

Model of change

It was at this time that he had a major learning experience. It was how important civility is. “Civility doesn’t mean consensus. Everyone has to be heard and not feel run over.” Think of how long change can take. Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. had to persist in uniting others through civility, persistence, and belief in human goodness. They faced endless setbacks but they maintained their civility. Since coming to Santa Barbara, Ron’s greatest achievement leading the Santa Barbara Foundation has been the Food Action Plan. Today, 99% of what is grown in our country is exported, and 98% of what we eat is imported. This, while one in four people in the country are food insecure. This means that 146,000 of our neighbors struggle between putting food on the table and paying for rent, caring for their children and loved ones, and other expenses. The team at SBF, along with key partners like the Community Environmental Council and FoodBank of Santa Barbara County, were able to bring together ranchers, farmers and others to create

22 MONTECITO JOURNAL “Try to be wrong once in a while, it’ll do your ego good.” – Keanu Reeves

a comprehensive plan for food system reform. The group made 16 recommendations across the spectrum. The Plan is online to view. He is very proud that “the most doubting person still had their name on it at the end. It was an honest project.” Ron believes that in order to bring about real change, you have to: a. Be curious and meet people where they are: to have real system change, you have to change hearts and minds; b. Learn about the problem; c. Build coalitions; and d. Document change – it must be numbers driven.


“Well, I am going to sound a little bit soft. What matters is integrity, love, and community. Wherever you are, it is important to build connection. We need to take the last leap of empathy where we see all humans as being from the same species. We have been basing it on faith communities or geographic communities. This is not just about the risk of climate change; we also face the risk of viruses and pandemics. Also, I have learned to be humble. I have learned to ask and be less definite with people. I used to think that 100 things were important, now I think there are just three or four. Love, empathy, truth on many levels. I am past getting impatient waiting for the elevator.”

Where Does Impact Investing Fit In?

He said he started this interview with the story about the scholarship which was the best model of philanthropy at the time. “Philanthropy needs to change, it needs to be more thoughtful, it needs to be accountable and it needs to be bold.” He notes that we must remember that people give money voluntarily and that they must be inspired to want to do it. He went on: “In 2019, in order to satisfy those criteria, it will not look the same. There are new tools available to us. Solutions don’t come in one package called ‘non-profit.’ Young people are more entrepreneurial, more challenging. They don’t believe in the old way: you make your money in one place and give it to another, like Andrew Carnegie. The majority of millennials see no reason why they shouldn’t solve great problems while making a financial return. It really is part of the maturation of capitalism. By doing this you can draw on a larger cross-section of donors and have more capital to use for good. It’s the logical next step.” I welcome all questions and comments and can be reached at pbrill@dwmblog. com. •MJ 26 September – 3 October 2019


Brilliant Thoughts by Ashleigh Brilliant


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

Un-Tied Nations


he United Nations Charter of Human Rights guarantees everyone a nationality – whether they want one or not. In “HMS Pinafore” (Gilbert & Sullivan) the Chorus sings the praises of being English: “For he might have been a Rooshan A French or Turk or Prooshan, Or perhaps Eye-tal-eye-an – But, in spite of all temptations To belong to other nations, He remains an Englishman!” Nevertheless to me, the whole concept of nationality has always been bewildering, and slightly repugnant. Although “Globalism” in our time has become almost a nasty word, I still cling to the ideal of a world without borders, and with a common language. It may therefore seem a little odd that, although, like George Washington himself, I was born British – and indeed still have a valid British passport – in two distinct segments of my life – separated by some three decades, I was – or at least felt myself to be – an American stranger living in England. First let me make it clear that I am an American citizen – and have been since 1969. After immigrating in 1955, it took me nine years longer than the usual five, because, in that paranoid era, certain aspects of my character, which today would have probably been overlooked, were considered – at least by the Immigration authorities – to be objectionable. I was done in by my own naïveté. For starters, I had, in my idealistic desire to improve international relations in the depths of the Cold War, attended a Communist-inspired “World Youth Festival” in Vienna, and followed up that crime by actually visiting what was then still the Soviet Union. Furthermore, there was my evident immorality, in that I was actually living with a woman to whom I wasn’t married. And I made the hideous blunder of presenting that woman to the Immigration and Naturalization Service as a witness to my good character! So my application for citizenship was repeatedly rejected – and I had to wait until times had at least slightly improved – before I was at last officially able to call myself an American. But, on either side of this whole debacle, there were those other times about which I want to tell you. First, 26 September – 3 October 2019

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throughout my teens, beginning in 1946, I found myself back in England, after having spent all the war years over here, and become totally Americanized – or, to my English relatives, “a little Yank.” I couldn’t help constantly comparing my new habitat with what I remembered of an earlier American life. I had come from a land of abundance, where, even in wartime, the impact on lifestyle had been comparatively minor, to a country, still partly in bombed ruins, where shortages persisted for years. Everything was also on a much smaller scale. This was a country which could be crossed in a few hours. The cars were smaller, the shops were smaller – even the radio had somehow shriveled down to just two stations (both without advertising). But the comparisons weren’t always one-sided. For example, I found I liked cricket much better than baseball. In baseball, no matter how well you hit the ball, you were only up at bat for a short time. But in cricket, you could stay “in” for as long as you kept hitting the ball. And the British sense of humor was to me vastly more appealing. How could Bob Hope compare with Monty Python? I also felt, and still feel, that the British Parliamentary system makes more sense. It seems inherently unfair (I dare not say undemocratic) for states with relatively tiny populations to have equal representation in our Upper House with much larger states. Anyway, my second season as an “ex-pat” came in the 1970s, when I returned to England for most of a year, to live in the center of London, and plant the business based on my epigrams, which had already done so well over here. This was a very different, “swinging” England, prosperous, and open to new ideas. Despite some negative predictions, my work proved enormously successful. One of my happiest memories is of riding a bus at Piccadilly Circus and seeing, in one of the stores, one of my own racks of PotShots postcards spinning, as people were inspecting, and presumably buying, the cards it displayed. But one factor eventually brought me “home” again – the awful WEATHER. England was not California. Nationality hardly mattered. I knew •MJ where I belonged.

ohn McCann, loving husband, father and grandfather, peacefully passed away on Monday, September 16 from a brief respiratory illness compounded by pulmonary fibrosis. John was born at Fort Meade, Maryland on June 28, 1942 to Peg and Jack McCann, two of the best parents for whom a boy could ask. He was the oldest of seven siblings and a proud big brother his entire life. John felt blessed to grow up on the west side of Los Angeles during the post-war period. He attended Beverly Hills Catholic, Loyola High, Beverly Hills High, and UCLA, graduating with a BA in history. He served in the US Coast Guard and then joined his brothers on Topanga Beach, enjoying the surf culture of the ‘60s. On a chance ski trip to Idaho, John dropped anchor at the Sun Valley Lodge and worked for the Janss Corporation. While at the resort he met a co-worker, Janet Nelson, who became the love of his life. John and Janet were married for 50 incredible years, moving to Santa Barbara in 1969. They travelled all over the world together and made many dear friends and memories in Santa Barbara. John had a strong work ethic his entire life. He was a leading salesman for Coca-Cola and then general manager at Schick Mayflower Moving & Storage. In 1972, he purchased Hazelwood Allied Moving & Storage and successfully ran the company until his passing. John was an early pioneer of self-storage, owning several facilities in Santa Barbara and Ventura, including McCann Mini Storage, which he built in 1989. Janet and John had one son, Casey, who continues to operate the moving and storage business following his dad’s philosophy of providing high quality professionalism and exceptional customer service. John loved helping clients during stressful relocations and considered himself an amateur therapist. His client base was exceptional, and he treated everyone with the same level of care and respect, no matter their background or circumstance. Most of all, he loved his employees and felt honored that they came to work for him every day. Aside from business and family, his other passion was the ocean. John “took a dip” each afternoon to clear his head, even on cold winter days. He was a member at the Miramar Beach & Tennis Club as well as the Coral Casino. In addition, John was a supporter of numerous non-profit organizations including Catholic Charities, the Lobero Theatre, St. Jude’s, and many more. He loved music and live con-

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certs, especially at the SB Bowl and the Lobero. His friends and family will miss his positive energy, his ever-present sense of humor, and his caring approach to life. He is survived by his wife Janet, son Casey, daughter-in-law Melissa (née Wilson), grandchildren Charlie and Grace, brothers Austin (Roxanne), Michael (Anita), and Richard (Cindy), sisters Molly Outwater (Chris) and Maureen Bailey (Bob), and many wonderful in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. John was pre-deceased by his brother, Brian. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 5 at 11 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Cottage Hospital, as well as Dr. Thrash and Dr. Kupperman, for their outstanding •MJ care and attention.












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single-family residence; more than twice the cost in Santa Barbara for the same sewer service ($604); and almost three times the cost of sewer service in Goleta ($530). Why are Montecito’s rates higher? MSD is a rather small operation. There are only 17 employees who are paid $2.7 million in salary and benefits. Eight maintenance workers monitor and repair the collection system of 61 miles of pipes and pumps throughout the Montecito community. These field workers with their own service trucks would not be headquartered in the new “Essential Services Building.” Another five employees run the treatment plant. Treatment plant operators do not need an office building. That leaves three people and a receptionist to occupy the new “Essential Services Building.” They are Diane Gabriel, the GM; Carrie Poytress, Engineering Manager and Ms Gabriel’s backup; Toni McDonald, the District Administrator-Clerk of the Board; and her assistant, receptionist, Caroline Martin, who already share the current administrative office building. The Sanitary site already contains an office building, a maintenance building, a testing laboratory, and of course a treatment plant. So far, the major justification seems to be, “We are collecting too much money, our revenues exceed

our projections and we have excessive reserves, so let’s build a handsome new office building instead of refunding the money to our customers or considering an alternate use.

Other Spending Options

According to the latest audited financial statement on its website, on an average day in 2017-18, MSD discharged nearly 616,000 gallons of treated wastewater into the ocean 1,500 feet off Butterfly Beach at the far end of Channel Drive to the consternation of environmentalists and beachgoers. That average daily flow of 616,000 gallons per day equates to 225,000,000 gallons per year, or 688 acre-feet of treated water each year wasted. Environmentalists ask why not recycle as much as possible of that 688 AFY now being dumped into the ocean, into either potable and/or non-potable but safe irrigation water to give Montecito another new reliable source of local water. The potential exists to add nearly 20% of the 3,442 AFY sold to the Montecito community by the Montecito Water District (MWD) in 2018/19 as recycled wastewater. Should that same $6 million be invested in upgrading Montecito’s wastewater treatment plant? Since 1961, the MSD treatment plant has treated its wastewater to a secondary treatment standard. Wastewater would have to be upgraded from its current outdated “secondary” treatment standard to at least a “tertiary” standard so that treated wastewater could be used for irrigation water for parks, schools, freeways, and other major landscaping users. A small test is being proposed for a joint project with the Montecito Water District to provide recycled water to the Santa Barbara Cemetery. To allow injection into the groundwater basin and later retrieval, a higher treatment standard known as IPR (Indirect Potable Re-Use) would need to be developed. Advanced treatment plants in California are switching to an even higher standard of treatment known as DPR (Direct Potable Re-Use) where highly treated wastewater is treated to a level where it can be discharged directly into lakes and reservoirs, pending regulatory approvals. Soon technology will allow super-treated wastewater to be mixed with desalinated water for direct potable re-use when California law catches up with the new technology. The City of Los Angeles has already announced that it will recycle all of its wastewater by 2035 to reduce its need for imported water by piping the treated water inland and injecting it into its underground aquifers for later retrieval as potable water. It is also diverting stormwater into its sewer system to increase the recapture of wastewater.

Expanding the Current Collection System

Large areas of Montecito such as Riven Rock and north of East Valley Road are still on septic systems awaiting sewer connection. Older and failing septic systems are a public health concern because they can release harmful bacteria and viruses into the Montecito groundwater system. Would providing sewer service to all of Montecito be a better investment than spending $6 million on an office building for three employees and a receptionist? In the 73 years since its creation in 1947 by a vote of the residents for the collection, treatment and disposal of Montecito wastewater, wouldn’t you think that by now, all of Montecito would have sewer service? Coast Village Road was lost to Montecito permanently when annexed to the City of Santa Barbara in the late 1950s when MSD declined to build a pipeline and waited until 1961 to finish the treatment plant that exists today. MSD serves 3,044 residential connections plus 38 commercial or institutional connections. According to its website, MSD owns approximately 61 miles of VCP gravity pipeline installed mostly between 1961 and 1969 of which 26 miles have been rehabilitated. It also owns 12 miles of PCP gravity pipeline, 2.2 miles of sewer force mains and 4 pump stations. These are the “essential services” of MSD, along with the treatment plant. Why not embrace full disclosure and have an informed community discussion about this major expenditure of ratepayer money? As elected director Dana Newquist notes, “Unfortunately in local district agencies with five Board members, all you need to know is how to count to three.” Dana may be correct, but if counting to three is all it takes, maybe • For a Free Estimate 805 990-1175 we need some new math. Or here’s a Limited Lifetime Warranty novel idea: a public vote as to how to spend that money. •MJ


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Spirituality Matters

PUBLIC NOTICE City of Santa Barbara

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

‘Loving’ and ‘Leap’-ing at the Luke


he Marjorie Luke Theatre, which earlier this month began its own ongoing series on spirituality and healing called Mind, Body & Soul, is now also the home for events from the Santa Barbara Consciousness Network. Next up is Dr. Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., the famed author, personal growth and relationships expert and speaker who, alone or with his wife and frequent business partner Kathlyn, has written more than 40 books, including bestsellers such as Conscious Loving, Five Wishes and, most recently, The Big Leap. The latter will be the topic for Hendricks’ talk on Friday, October 4, in which the former Montecito resident who now lives in Ojai will be outlining his take on the most effective approach to overcoming barriers to happiness and fulfillment to provide a clear path for achieving success in love, career and life in general. Hendricks’ will explain his “Zone of Genius” concept in which individuals can uncover and discover what they are meant to do in life – and learn how to do it by optimizing their innate capacity. Operating from that place, Hendricks says, reboots energy and vitality, reduces self-sabotage, and allows for working and living in a state of effortlessness and flow. Tickets to Hendricks’ “Making the Big Leap to Your Highest Potential” cost $29-$55. Visit www.thecn. org or Meanwhile, the Luke’s Mind, Body & Soul continues for the next three Tuesdays, with Carpinteria author, coach and speaker Dave Mochel discussing “Kindness, Gratitude and Awe: The Neuroscience Behind the Benefits” on October 1, and examining the benefits of embracing mortality in “Making Every Day Count” on October 15, sandwiching “Creating Your Life by Intention,” Kim Stanwood Terranova’s talk on manifestation and the use of focused energy, on October 8. Tickets cost $22 for each of the 7:30 pm events. Visit https://mindbody

Montecito Meditation Makes its debut

The new center for meditation, retreats, sound healing and more had its soft Grand Opening last weekend, when several of the locals who will be leading ongoing classes showed up for a sampling of mini-sessions, including Guided Loving Kindness Meditation with Silvi Winthrop, Sound Healing with Jenn Parma, and Breath Awareness & Chocolate Meditation with Jamie Zimmerman. Of course, co-founders Sarah McLean, a 25-year veteran meditation teacher who was a founding director for the Chopra Center for Wellbeing now directs the Meditation Teacher Academy, and Tina Lyn, a Montecito-based personal trainer who has added meditation and mindfulness to her practice and teaching, were also on hand to welcome visitors with champagne and tasty treats and to celebrate International Day of Peace at the gleaming studio and boutique located upstairs at 1805 East Cabrillo Boulevard, across the street from the Andree Clark Bird Refuge and next door to the new Magic Castle Cabaret. Montecito Meditation launches its regular sched-


ule including workshops, seminars and retreats as well as individual classes on October 8. Call (805) 770-8188, visit www.montecito-meditation. com, and see next week’s interview for details and a conversation with the founders.

Wild Adventure Yoga The outdoor adventure combining yoga, meditation and nature returned last week with a session at the Mission Gardens, and this weekend heads for the hills. Sonya Barriere from Wild Yoga Santa Barbara will lead an exploration of the trails of Rattlesnake Canyon which begins at 10 am on Saturday, September 28, with dropping in, setting intention and some light movement before hitting the trail and a group conversation of a relevant mindfulness subject, most likely to be around water as the destination is a hidden waterfall. A light yoga session and a meditation or mindfulness practice closes out the three-hour event. Bring a backpack with snacks to share, a mat or blanket for yoga, eco-friendly sunscreen, layers of clothing, and an optional song or instrument to share in closing. Admission by $10-$15 sliding scale. Meet at Rattlesnake Canyon Trailhead, 1783 Las Canoas Road. Visit Wild-Yoga-Santa-Barbara.

Soup’s On

Gestalt, grief, cacao and silent disco senior Gestalt facilitator Dorothy Charles leads an immersive Introduction To Relational Gestalt Practice from Friday-Sunday, September 28-30, at Yoga Soup. The workshop presents an atmosphere of mutual support where participants can learn skills to improve contact with others, develop and track awareness of emotions and corresponding sensations, learn and practice communicating needs effectively, and discover issues that are diminishing the quality of life. The weekend will include time for basic practice, continuum of awareness, and a mixture of didactic and experiential exercises including tracking emotions as sensations and learning to recognize them as signals calling for awareness and attention, rather than problems to be avoided. Admission is $275 in advance, $300 day-of. Blake Spencer and Hana Pepin team up for a Breath-work and Cacao Ceremony that aims to have participants regain a sense of aliveness through ritual, ceremony, cacao medicine and breath-work. Timed for the week after the Fall Equinox, to reflect on our year’s harvest and to honor the cycles of Life, Growth, Death and Rebirth, the container will take time to create gratitude for what was grown, reflect on what seeds bloomed and thrived and which ones didn’t as an opportunity to learn from our failures and mistakes. Admission to the 7-9 pm session on Friday, September 27, costs $35 in advance, $40 day-of. Alexis Slutzky leads “Resiliency, Courage and Sharing Our Gifts,” the conclusion to her four-part Awakening Earth Series about coming together to unite in a shared context of our love for the world and common care for people and planet to build “I used to have nightmares that they would put ‘He played Ted’ on my tombstone.” – Keanu Reeves

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Santa Barbara will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, during the afternoon session of the meeting which begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara. The hearing is to consider the appeal filed by Russ Sheppel and Gary Gentile of the Single Family Design Board’s Final approval of Application PLN2016-00327 for property owned by Joseph and Elizabeth Hopkins located at 1201 Del Oro Avenue, Assessor’s Parcel No. 045-214-010; E-3/SD-3, Residential Single-Unit/Coastal Overlay Zones, General Plan/Local Coastal Program Land Use Designation: Five Residential Units Per Acre. The project involves the demolition of a 1,441 square foot one-story single family residence and construction of a two-story 2,119 square foot single-family residence with a 740 square foot basement, and a 451 square foot attached garage for two cars in tandem configuration. The proposed total of 2,570 square feet is 95% of the maximum required floor-to-lot area ratio (the basement square footage is excluded from the FAR) If you challenge the Council's action on the appeal of the Single Family Design Board’s decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing. You are invited to attend this hearing and address your verbal comments to the City Council. Written comments are also welcome up to the time of the hearing, and should be addressed to the City Council via the City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102 1990. On Thursday, October 3, 2019, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, will be available at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, and at the Central Library. Agendas and Staff Reports are also accessible online at; under Most Popular, click on Council Agenda Packet. Regular meetings of the Council are broadcast live and rebroadcast on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. on City TV Channel 18. Each televised Council meeting is closed captioned for the hearing impaired. These meetings can also be viewed over the Internet at In compliance with the 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 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. (SEAL) /s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager September 19, 2019 Published September 25, 2019 Montecito Journal

connection and courage for bringing forth what is most alive in us in response to a world in need of repair. Admission to the 3-5 pm gathering on Sunday, September 29, is $20. Fire up your Saturday night with a Silent Disco Ecstatic Dance, Yoga Dance Magic’s new monthly offering at Yoga Soup that begins with an optional 50-minute all levels silent disco yoga class in which participants activate the breathe with intuitive postures, followed by a dance party where everyone can express, stretch, ecstatically dance, do contact improv, meditate or whatever else works without infringing on others, all while wearing comfortable headphones providing both the music and voice instruction simultaneously, at the volume of your choice. YDM founder Emma Davis teaches the yoga and offers instruction, while September’s DJ Nyrus provides the beats for the 7-9:30 pm event on Saturday, September 28. Admission is $15. Yoga Soup is located at 28 Parker Way. Call (805) 9658811 or visit

Free-quinox DiviniTree Yoga invites everyone to a free community yoga and partner stretching session with Sierra Nolan, followed by complimentary goodies from Kotuku Elixirs, to celebrate the Fall Equinox, albeit a week later. No partners are necessary for the 5:30-6:30 pm all-levels yoga class that concludes with 15 minutes of partner stretching, followed by the sharing of the nutritious goodies. DiviniTree is at 25 East De La Guerra Street. Call (805) 897-3354 or visit •MJ

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THIS WEEK (Continued from page 11)

1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

Casa Serena Annual Fundraiser Join Casa Serena as it combines a celebration of its 60th anniversary/ birthday with the organization’s annual fundraiser at a luncheon at the Rosewood Miramar Beach. The celebrated “Piano Boys” will be providing entertainment. Casa Serena, a Santa Barbara-based residential treatment facility, has been successfully helping women and their families recover from alcohol and drug addiction for sixty years. Casa Serena is privately funded, not-forprofit, licensed, and Joint Commission accredited. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this luncheon go directly to supporting its evidence-based treatment, child unification and parent coaching, structured sober living for women and their children and lifetime services for alumnae of the program. When: 11:30 am Where: 1759 South Jameson Lane Info: Spanish Conversation Group at the Montecito Library The Montecito Library hosts a Spanish Conversation Group. The group is for anyone interested in practicing and improving conversational skills in Spanish. Participants should be familiar with the basics. When: 1:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 Marking Memories, Reflecting on Loss A clamshell box-making workshop with Squire Foundation Artist-in-Residence Joan Giroux and Lisa Marie Kaftori. Throughout our lives we experience moments of loss, reflection and critical moments of change. In this workshop, you are invited to create a memory box to hold small objects, texts and ephemera that harbor personal significance to you, your history or your environment. Alongside the boxes, we will make small paper and clay items as memory objects to support the sharing of you thoughts, stories and experiences. Participants will create images on sheets of paper that will in turn be used to cover and assemble a small hand-held clamshell box. Some elements of the clamshell boxes will be prepared in advance. After assembling the memory boxes, you will discuss and explore ways handwritten text and assembled ephemera can capture elusive memories and introspections, creating 26 September – 3 October 2019

small 4 x 6 single signature books and using air-dry clay to make imprints to be stored in the memory boxes. Each participant will leave the workshop with a small clamshell box, a single signature book and a clay object. No experience is necessary. Please bring any small objects, memorabilia or photographs that can become part of your memory box. Registration required. Space is limited to 10 participants. When: 10 am to 4 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 Cancer Center Walk/Run The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara and the Biltmore present the 27th Annual Cancer Center Walk/Run, a 5k run or walk or a 10k run (and Kids’ Fun Run). One hundred percent of these funds will support the cancer research and patient supportive care programs at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic. The Walk/Run has raised $3,620,135 since its inception in 1993. The Walk/Run also benefits the Supportive Care Programs at the cancer center, which include a cancer resource library, genetic counseling, patient navigation, nutrition, wellness classes, music therapy and social work services. These programs allow the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center to provide patients with comprehensive and personalized resources and care to assist them on their journey with cancer. The family-friendly event begins and ends at Montecito Union School and includes a 10K Run at 8 am, a 5K Walk/Run at 8:30 am and a Kids’ Fun Run at 10 am. Participants are invited to stay for a delicious, complimentary breakfast provided by Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara, and an exciting raffle including gift certificates for local restaurants, spas and attractions. Special incentives are offered for individuals who collect at least $100 in pledges, including free event registration and one entry into the grand-prize drawing for airfare for two with lodging at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii – valued at over $4,500. When: 10k run begins at 8 am; 5k walk/run begins at 8:30 am; Kids Fun Run at 10 am Where: Montecito Union School, 385 San Ysidro Road Info and registration:

Where: Montecito Community Hall, 1469 East Valley Road Suggested Donation: $20 Info: ONGOING MONDAYS Meditation in Movement Nurture your heart, soul, body, and mind with yoga teacher Dawn O’Bar who teaches every Monday at Montecito Covenant Church; childcare provided When: 8:45 am to 9:45 am Where: 671 Cold Spring Road Cost: donations accepted Contact: 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 TUESDAYS Story Time at the Library When: 10:30 to 11 am Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS Connections Brain Fitness Group Brain program for adults who wish to improve memory and cognitive skills. Fun and challenging games, puzzles, and memory-strengthening exercises are offered in a friendly and stimulating environment. When: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 am to 2 pm Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane Cost: $50 (includes lunch) Info: 969-0859

THURSDAYS 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. When: 12:30 to 1:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Carpinteria Creative Arts Ongoing weekly arts and crafts show with many different vendors and mediums. When: every Thursday from 3 to 6:30 pm in conjunction with the Carpinteria farmers market. Where: intersection of Linden and 8th streets Information: Sharon at (805) 291-1957 THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS Complimentary wine and cheese tasting at Montecito Village Grocery When: 3:30 to 5:30 pm Where: 1482 East Valley Road FRIDAYS Farmers Market When: 8 to 11:15 am Where: south side of Coast Village Road SUNDAYS Cars & Coffee Motorists and car lovers park in La Cumbre Plaza to show off and discuss their prized possessions, automotive trends, and other subjects. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Corvettes prevail, but there are plenty of other autos to admire. When: 8 to 10 am Where: parking lot of La Cumbre Plaza •MJ Info:

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conception to completion architect and artist Bolek Ryzinski’s Art Space, a 12’ x 12’ x 9’ cube with 12 rotating, mirrored and painted panels that produce a kinetic kaleidoscopic experience. Admission to both boutique festivals is free, although donations are suggested. SBCAST is located at 513 Garden Street. Visit www.3minutefilmfestival. com and https://internationalfinearts


The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is such a behemoth in winter-time cinematic pursuits, others in town don’t often take it on either in timing or for that matter tone. So leave it to the folks and Fishbon and SBCAST to create the San Pesci Legends International Film Festival (SPLIFF) a friendly if sometimes savage satirization of Santa Barbara’s art and film festival scene and celebrity culture in general. SPLIFF takes place on October 12 at SBCAST but the producers – who also created interactive theatrical experiences Blisstopia and The Conspiratorium – are still seeking input. Do you have embarrassing student films buried deep within your hard drive? Black-andwhite videos of protagonists standing stoically for two minutes? Stilted dialogue? All can find a second life at the

event, billed as both a riotous party and a dramatic adventure where participants play an integral role in the unfolding of the plot. The more pretentious your short films the better, particularly ones that strive for high art or abstraction but somehow miss the mark, and those that are either consciously or unconsciously ridiculous. Meanwhile, at the event itself, status-obsessed actors and agents will seek your help in sabotaging the careers of their fellow award nominees, paparazzi will stalk the stars, hounds will collect autographs for profit, and much more silliness and skewering will ensue, plus Hollywood-themed libations, Indian delicacies by Nimita’s Cuisine, music by DJ Gryphn and aerial performances by Elevated Dreams. Submit films or see how you can get involved by emailing, and/or visit ents-spliff-san-pesci-legends-interna tional-film-festival-tickets-70102150419 for tickets or information.

Focus on Film: Pollock Premieres

UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center kicks off its fall series Special Effects with George Miller’s 2015 blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road. Winner of major awards for art direction, visual effects, costumes,

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stunts and makeup, Fury Road is set in a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland where fuel and water are scarce commodities and a heavily armored tanker truck outrunning a ruthless warlord and his army highlights the movie acclaimed as a modern feminist action epic. Kristen Whissel (Film and Media, UC Berkeley), author of Spectacular Visual Effects: CGI and Contemporary Cinema, joins Patrice Petro, the Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center, for a discussion following the 7 pm screening on Tuesday, October 1, at UCSB Pollock Theater. The full series will explore the diverse history of special-effects cinema through screenings of Hollywood classics, CGI blockbusters and previously unseen documentary footage. Visit lock or call 805-893-5903.

Outings to Ojai

It you’re heading over the hill and through the woods to the mountain-valley village over the weekend, you can fill up your Saturday with three wildly divergent offerings in the Ojai area. Dr. James Adams of USC School of Pharmacy and plant educator Enrique Villaseñor join veteran Ojai herbalist Lanny Kaufer for the Fall Medicinal Plant Workshop from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 28. The event centers on Dr. Adams’ groundbreaking pharmacological studies on medicinal uses of California’s native plants, and includes a plant identification session at two native plant gardens during the morning followed by an afternoon hands-on preparation session held at a community kitchen in Ojai. That’s where the presenters will demonstrate how to prepare edible and medicinal products from seasonal native plant material such as California Buckwheat, Sacred Datura, Black Sage, Yerba Santa, and Manzanita berries, plus instruction on preparing healing foods and drinks from Prickly Pear cactus fruits. Participants will go home with a jar of balm they made themselves from the Chamise plant as well as a complete list of all plants

that were identified and/or utilized during the day, plus recipes, online journal articles and other information. Call 805-646-6281 or visit HerbWalks. com more information or to register for the workshop, which costs $75. Performances to Grow On gets the jump on its own upcoming 19th annual Ojai Storytelling Festival in late October with a benefit show featuring Antonio Rocha, an award-winning storyteller from Brazil who fearlessly fuses mime and spoken word. Rocha employs his tenor voice, realistic sound effects and mesmerizing moves to tantalize your funny bone and soothe your soul as he performs tales from around the world. with his signature moves and sound effects. The culturally diverse show not only entertains but also addresses matters of communication, self-esteem, conflict resolution and respect – a combination that has earned presentations not only in premier venues in the United States, but also in 15 other countries across six continents. Tickets for the 2-5 pm show at the Ojai Art Center cost $10-$15. Call 805-6408797 or visit or Later that night, singer-songwriters Greg Felden, Coby Brown, and Brad Byrd are touring together in an unusual way, offering a triple threat by sharing the backing band for each of their songs. Felden’s new Made of Strings CD reflects the country and folk music he was weaned on and the indie songwriters of the Pacific Northwest. Fellow now-L.A.-based songwriter and composer Brown’s fourth full length album Everything Looks Different To Me Now has received heavy airplay on KCRW while the second single, “Tokyo,” shot on location in Japan, was included on Apple’s Best of Japan playlist. Byrd’s Phases prompted American Songwriter to laud the disc as “Haunted by memories of idyllic times, while also being consumed by a loss of love and the frustration that goes with it.” The guys get together for a 7:30 pm gig at The Vine, 308 East Ojai Avenue. •MJ

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“When I don’t feel free and can’t do what I want, I just react. I go against it.” – Keanu Reeves

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Santa Barbara Debut

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Tara Westover

Kristin Chenoweth in Concert

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In this intimate evening, the treasure of stage and screen shows off her sparkling demeanor and uncanny ability to shift between showtunes, gospel, country, pop and more as she performs standards and classics from Broadway to Hollywood.

(very limited availability)

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Westover’s bestselling memoir explores the tension between loyalty to one’s family and loyalty to oneself and tells a universal story about the transformative power of education.

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Sankai Juku

Philip Glass

Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land

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Promethean composer Philip Glass has had an unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times. This special evening brings together two unique and commanding cross-cultural interpreters for an intimate conversation about life, creativity and the global soul. Speaking with Pico Series Sponsors: Martha Gabbert, Dori Pierson Carter & Chris Carter, Laura Shelburne & Kevin O’Connor

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With its sublime visual spectacles and deeply moving theatrical experiences, Tokyo’s all-male Butoh company Sankai Juku is known the world over for its elegance, refinement, technical precision and emotional depth. Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance

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here is something about a caftan in the summertime that makes everything seem more relaxed and carefree. Perhaps it’s the fact that it’s a dress, making the “what am I going to wear?” question really straightforward. And, if you’re Olivia Joffrey, you want to help other women easily figure out their summer uniform, while also evoking “salt air elegance” – a term Joffrey uses to convey the ethos of beach life, mixed with style and grace. “Once I had my own family, I understood the effort involved in pulling yourself together, while trying to wrangle small children! I needed a caftan-simplicity in my life.” Joffrey’s journey to Montecito started simply enough: while growing up in Santa Cruz, she occasionally came down the coast to Montecito. Then, when she and her husband, Buck, lived in Chicago, they began a summer ritual of beach vacations in Montecito. After a few years, they decided to make the move permanent and as she put it, “trade in the snowplow for the swimsuit!” So, with three young daughters in tow, they came to our town from the big city. It was around this time that Joffrey realized she wanted easy outfits that didn’t require a lot of thought. “I had a deep nostalgia for my mother’s caftan style in the 1960s and 1970s. My mother was a glamorous, bookish kind of bohemian. As a child I would study her photo albums and saw her in dresses that looked effortless, beachy but still put-together.” She credits her husband for helping her make the leap to starting her own business: “I was hunting Ebay for vintage incessantly, finally he said, ‘Why don’t you just make them instead of complaining that they don’t exist?’ So I did!” That was four years ago. Joffrey learned everything about the business from scratch; her previous career had been in architecture/ urban planning. Her dresses are based on vintage patterns and designed in Santa Barbara, then manufactured in Los Angeles from fabrics she sources there – often vintage cottons only available in smaller quantities. Her intent is to keep the line very small 26 September – 3 October 2019



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and narrow in scope, six to eight pieces each season, each silhouette with a real story behind it from her mother’s life. She explains: “I wanted to capture the essence of the life my mother and her friends lived in the 1970s in Andalusia, Spain. It was a non-materialistic life. A life about spearfishing, having friends over for an impromptu glass of wine in the courtyard, walking on the cobblestones. The scent of jasmine, oranges and tobacco. It was about the sensuality of the Andalusian climate (the same climate we are blessed with here), simple cotton dresses against your skin, not thinking about fashion, but looking great and living a rich, interesting life that is more about ideas and experiences than “stuff.” So, with that “salt air elegance,” Joffrey channels her mother in each piece she creates. “My mother now has advanced Alzheimer’s and I am her only child; this line is a way for me to express my love and admiration for her.” You can find Joffrey’s dresses at Coco Cabana in the Montecito Country Mart. They are also available for private fittings by appointment; email the studio at The full collection is also available online at: •MJ

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hen Priscilla, our photographer, asked Dr. Gulhan Guitenkin, the cardiologist traveling with former Prime Minister of Turkey (from 2016 to 2018) Binali Yildirim, how we should address Mr. Yildirim, we were advised that the proper way would be “Your Excellency, Mr. Prime Minister.” So we did, though it seemed especially formal in such an informal setting as the Santa Barbara hilltop home of Ryan Zinke, recently retired Secretary of the Interior under President Trump, and his wife, Lolita (“Lola”). Turkey’s political structure was modified in 2018 and the country is now headed up by a president and not a prime minister; the current president is Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was in Santa Barbara and his visit included an early brunch with the Zinkes, followed by a tour of the city (though I don’t believe they stopped anywhere in Montecito). He and his group were on their way next to New York City

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to attend the annual United Nations General Assembly, where the Prime Minister hopes to assemble a coalition to assist Turkey in dealing with what has become a large and expensive Syrian refugee situation. After the small entourage that included Mr. Yildirim’s personal cardiologist, a security detail, translator, and others, enjoyed a private conversation with the Zinkes on the patio overlooking La Cumbre Peak, the Prime Minister – whose genuine smile and firm handshake surprised me – graciously allowed for the following short interview, edited for space. Q. You are headed to New York to speak at the UN and are seeking assistance from other nations in dealing with a growing refugee population. Could you tell us more about that? A. You know, after eight years of conflict, fighting, inside Syria, millions of Syrians have been killed and injured, and other millions of people have had to leave the country, as refugees. Some four million of those refugees crossed the border into Turkey, and we have hosted them for seven years. We share our shelter; we share our schools; we share our hospitals, and we share our food. Do Syrian refugees study with Turkish students in your schools? In the big cities like Istanbul, they are accepted in the schools where Turkish

What is the situation along the border right now? We’ve eliminated terrorist groups such as YPG (Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” that even have separate female brigades), PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), also referred to as Daesh (a desultory term), and Al Qaeda. These groups are a headache for not only Turkey, Iraq, Iran, but also for Syria. The problem is with terrorists, not with Kurds. We have to distinguish between them. Turkish people love the Kurds, but terrorist groups such as PKK just kill people; they don’t care. It’s awful. A group of neighboring countries have formed a coalition – Russia, Iraq, and Iran – along with the United States, which has to act more to settle things. Do you expect to meet with President Trump in New York? I’m not sure, but I heard that our President (Erdogan) and your President Trump will get together to discuss the Syrian issue and [the building of] a security zone along the Syrian border. If they do come together to strengthen the cooperation in the region, this would be a very fruitful meeting. Where is this “security zone”? The area west of the Euphrates River is taken care of by the Russians, and east of the Euphrates, by the United States and its coalition. So, the U.S. is already involved? There is a “secure zone” in the eastern section where nearly 400,000 Syrians have already returned to Syria. The zone is about twenty miles deep and perhaps 200 kilometers wide, but the border with Syria is nine hundred kilometers long. We still have problems in the rest of the area, because the PKK and other groups have rela-





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tionships with Iraqis and that allows them to travel back and forth across the border. Is there a leader among those four million Syrian refugees in Turkey; someone likely to challenge Syrian President Bashar al-Assad? No, some are already Turkish citizens; the others have temporary protection. They are our guests and they follow our regulations. We don’t give any authority to them. What is the makeup of those refugees? They are Kurds, Assyrian, Christians, Muslims... we don’t discriminate; if somebody is under threat, we let them in. And, they are having children. Over two-hundred-fifty-thousand refugee children are born every year. The population is young, and young populations are going to have children. Prime Minister Yildirim ended our interview expressing the hope that the UN would come around to help Turkey “and share the financial burden.” ••• Lola Zinke, who lived in Turkey for a year in the late 1980s, says the Turks consider it their solemn duty to treat the refugees well, and call what they do as “hosting our guests.” But now that those “guests” number four million and counting, the situation “has become very expensive and difficult to continue.” “On scale,” says Ryan Zinke, “taking in four million refugees in a country of eighty million, would be like the U.S. taking in fifteen million refugees. And,” he adds, “to do it with no international help? That’s an enormous burden for Turkey to take on by itself. We’re all grateful for Turkey’s humanitarian assistance. That has made a difference, but they need help. “When Turkey rises,” Zinke concludes, “the region becomes more stable. But, Turkey lives in a bad neighborhood and when Turkey stumbles, the region falls. It is in the interest of the U.S. and the world that Turkey remains stable and prosperous.” Just a side note here: When I commented how much I liked the handsome Turkey national flag pin on his lapel, he smiled, thanked me, and asked if I wanted it. I did say “Yes,” and before I knew it, the Prime Minister had taken it off his lapel and put one first on Priscilla, and then pinned one on me... ...Three days later, during President Trump’s speech at the UN the cameras focused on the representatives of Turkey and zoomed in on Mr. Yildirim sitting next to President Erdogan. They were both wearing a Turkey national flag – just like the ones given to Priscilla and me – on their lapels. It made me feel like I’d been a little part •MJ of history. 26 September – 3 October 2019

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Democrat 2020 Platform

Recently, I watched the latest Democrat presidential debate. As a patriotic American who loves my country and what it stands for, I was saddened, stunned and frightened over what I heard. Many of the candidates seemed angry, disrespectful, unrealistic and anti-American. Where was their common sense and support for America? Going forward, what would a possible Democrat administration look like? It would confiscate our guns, raise taxes, take away private healthcare, continue indoctrinating our children in schools, and gut our free market system in favor of socialism. And that doesn’t even include their march toward open borders and blanket amnesty. Is this what America wants? Diana Thorn Carpinteria (Editor’s note: It may be what a majority of Californians want, and we’ll find out if it is what the rest of America wants in November, 2020 – J.B.)

Trickle-Down Learning

Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is rightfully disgusted that school children must learn to hide in case of a shooting. My generation (1940s-’60s) dealt with air raid sirens and drop drills (hiding under the desk) in case of an atomic bomb attack. Actually, it was kind of fun to fall and giggle under the desk. A short break from the boredom. The best answer, at least in regard to schools, would be to phase these child prisons-brainwashing centers out of existence. Carl Sagan: “Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder

and enthusiasm for science intact.” As a youngster, I always wondered what I wanted to do as an adult. In school, I was seldom, if ever, exposed to real life or career situations. It was all academic. Few of those sixteen (K thru B.S. degree) years prepared me to trade real estate, farm avocados, fly airplanes or deal with government. Rather, education served to mold me in a particular, guarded way, pleasing to my omniscient fabricators. Not in the least according to my interests, abilities or ultimate career choice. Public schools are where some perfectly normal children, across a glorious, wide spectrum of variation, are drugged so they fit into a very abnormal institution. It’s normal for children to be very physically active, curious, imaginative, and creative. It’s not normal to make them sit still for hours, day after day, to undertake a boring regimen of academic study that does not prepare them socially or practically for real life. Steve King Carpinteria (Editor’s note: Please send us your ideas for primary education, as we can’t fathom how learning can take place on a broad scale without schools, public or otherwise. – J.B.)

“Good Parent” Tribunals

The 3-hour Sep 12, 2019 Democratic presidential debate contained a lot of good ideas from some strange and “interesting” people, but former Vice President Biden’s suggestion that “… social workers should help parents deal with how to raise their children…” was the best idea ever! Biden’s proposals for requiring “… consistent scheduled visits to provide tips on preventive health, breastfeeding, and developmental milestones…” is worthy of comment and enrichment.

Clearly, government experts have more educational and financial resources available than a lowly under-employed or unqualified parent. I’d suggest that it’s about time lawmakers consider a commonsense licensing program for parenthood. First, to make the world safer for our children, we need to remove as many preventable hazards as possible, including firearms, concussion-causing sporting activities, alcohol, vaping devices, poor diets, genetically modified baby food, body-image shaming, bullying, and violent video games. Any parent convicted of drunk driving, caught watching MMA sports, owning a Confederate flag, voting for Trump, or subscribing to Playboy or the American Rifleman should be required to explain themselves in front of a Good Parent Tribunal (GPT). This committee would have the power to place abused children in protective custody until parents have completed re-education programs. To qualify for a Good Parent License (GPL), the applicant(s) must have at least six years of college (PhD preferred), no criminal record, STDs, or a history of gambling, alcohol or drug abuse. A panel of experts would conduct a series of “final exam” interviews over a two-month period. The applicant would be required to answer “hypothetical” parenting questions and engage in role-playing, polygraphs, hypnosis and immersion therapy. Extra “points” will be granted for MENSA membership. Scores will then be used to determine if the applicant has any anger-management issues, compulsions, racist tendencies, delusions, politically-incorrect attitudes, or happens to be a climate denier. If you want to drive a car, sell liquor, real estate, or perform surgery, what do you need? A license! Are any of these occupations more important than protecting (and raising) our children? There is only one way to guarantee that America’s crumb-crunchers will be raised “properly,” and that is total government control and licensing of parents. Finally, as brilliantly suggested by Uncle Joe, don’t forget to leave the record player on at night. Dale Lowdermilk Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: I don’t know about you, but around here we always shut our record players off before going to bed – J.B.)

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To Supervisor Das Williams, Assemblywoman Monique Limon, Congressman Salud Carbajal, the Montecito Association, and other politicos: The next time you schedule a Community Meeting for Disaster “The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.” – Keanu Reeves

Victims, find an IRS employee who will attend the meeting. Your scheduled presenter, Joseph McCarthy, CPA from the IRS Stakeholder Division failed to appear. You wasted the valuable, limited time of hurting constituents already running on empty. There are 74,454 IRS employees and you, our local elected reps and/or Montecito Association could not find one to attend the advertised scheduled meeting? Really? This ‘open public meeting’ was called to make amends for an earlier covertly held private meeting with reps Das, Monique, and some handpicked supporters with disaster losses. When local residents are brought together for a noticed public meeting, access to the government professional, paid by taxpayers, needs to attend to be accessible. McCarthy could not be heard, there were multiple equipment failures requiring use of a cell phone, McCarthy could not see to interact with the audience, nor with the representative from the CA Franchise Tax Board. Moreover, audience attendees had no one from the IRS to access before or after with specific concerns. I’d like to request my complaint be forwarded to the powers that be, if there is anyone in charge of anything, anymore, in the government sector. After three fires in nine years, as a single, elder female solely responsible for a large property, I have no time to waste. This is how persons are pushed over the edge. We don’t need swarms of SB County behavior wellness chatters justifying their public paychecks. We need facts and presentation of options and paths by professionals. Don’t dangle the promise of meaningful assistance from IRS, Insurance pros, contractors, lawyers, and others with technical expertise, when there will be none. I would welcome one assigned person to come to Montecito to answer specific questions. I have many. Dare I add, my insurance company still has yet to perform, and has stiffed vendors performing work. Agents only sell policies but do not service clients: not their job, I’ve been told. Headquarters does the fast shuffle. As mentioned repeatedly at public meetings and elsewhere, experienced trustworthy disaster and tax pros must be sought out. Then there’s the non-budgeted disaster-related costs requiring extensive credit. Public policy needs improving, but if executing a simple meeting challenges our leaders, is there cause for hope? Denice Spangler Adams Montecito (Editor’s note: There is always cause for •MJ hope! – J.B.) 26 September – 3 October 2019

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Buddy Pictures: Holly-grams Debut – Rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly was only 22 when he was killed in a plane crash 60 years ago. Roy Orbison, his contemporary and a bit of a mentor, died more than 30 years ago. Yet despite their deaths, the two early pop heroes are touring together in a production that goes a step beyond tribute bands. Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour provides holograms of the late rock icons singing on stage, backed by a live band, backup singers and remastered audio of the musicians’ greatest hits. The show comes courtesy of BASE Hologram, which manufactures and provides technology for live concert events so that fans can relive the experience of seeing their heroes “live” in person. Even BASE admits that the effect is “weird and even a bit spooky,” but people are responding well and enjoying being able to celebrate the music they grew up loving or were too young to ever hear live. After seeing the originals delivering one-offs and such from the 1980s at the Chumash recently, it seems at least worth a visit, as the holograms of Holly and Orbison – Texans who shared a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s creative output – will never age, and remastered audio of such songs as Holly’s “Peggy Sue,” “Maybe Baby,” and “It’s Too Easy” and Orbison’s “Oh! Pretty Women,” “Only the Lonely,” and “Crying” have got to be better than a tribute band. WHEN: 7:30

pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $46-$76 INFO: (805) 899-2222 or www.granadasb. org FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Active Architecture – With students back on the seaside campus, the UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum opens three new exhibits that will be on display all autumn. J.R. Davidson: A European Contribution to California Modernism examines the work of the architect of the Thomas Mann House (1941) and three prototypes for the Case Study House Program (1946-48), who contributed his European background and his training in interior design to the advancement of modernism in Southern California. The Art and Landscape Architecture of Isabelle Greene shows some of the artistic works on paper pulled from the landscape architect and artist’s archive that was recently acquired by the museum. Greene has been hailed as one of the originators of modern landscape design, credited with designing hundreds of gardens throughout the nation. Bêka & Lemoine: Living Architectures offers some of the output of world-acclaimed filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, exploring the relationship between people and design by portraying daily life at some of the most iconic buildings of the recent past. With an often humorous and sarcastic perspective, the couple highlights in their documentaries the commonalities that these buildings share with more generic architectures, all the while

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Ellis’ Island – Boston folkie Ellis Paul has spent a lot of time at SOhO over his 25 years of performing, but the flair for the emotional expression that typifies the East Coast is embedded deep within his gifts as a singer-songwriter who has claimed 15 Boston Music Awards. A singular storyteller who is as comfortable with tales from the road near and far – he’s logged nearly half a million miles on his current vehicle – as he is with more personal and intimate offerings, Paul’s latest album, Chasing Beauty, includes gems as varied as “Kick Out the Lights (Johnny Cash)” about the country legend, an homage to a wounded soldier returning from Afghanistan in “Plastic Soldier,” and “Jimmie Angel’s Flying Circus,” about a reallife barnstorming pilot. Boston is never on the backburner, though, in such songs as “Waiting on a Break” and “UK Girl (Boston Calling).” This latest visit to his frequent West Coast home is an early evening show that spans sunset. WHEN: 6 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $15 in advance, $18 day of show INFO: (805) 962-7776 or


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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 The Artist’s Table – Just shy of a dozen local artists are exhibiting in a collaborative art show at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History where half of the proceeds of any sales will go to benefit the museum in support of its 2020 summer exhibits including Butterflies Alive! and a planned new display of gems, minerals and fossils. Peter Adams, Jannene Behl, John Cosby, Steve Curry, Rick Garcia, Derek Harrison, Ray Hunter, Craig Nelson, Jordan Pope, Thomas Van Stein, and Ralph Waterhouse are contributing a total of 30 works to the special twoday exhibit; entry is included with regular museum admission. The weekend also features a sold-out dinner with the artists, which gave the event its name. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. WHEN: 10 am to 5 pm today & tomorrow WHERE: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Rd. COST: free with museum admission INFO: (805) 682-4711 or

questioning the fetishistic regard that the former trigger. The AD&A Museum will screen a different film by Bêka & Lemoine every week from September 27 to December 8. WHEN: Opening reception 5:30-7:30 tonight; exhibits open 12 noon-5 pm Wednesdays-Sundays and 12 noon-8 pm Thursdays, September 28-December 8 WHERE: UCSB campus, across from the lagoon COST: free INFO: (805) 893-2951 or SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Common Table Downtown – Community, creativity, and connection are at the core of the Common Table event taking place in the middle of lower State Street in downtown Santa Barbara this evening. A long shared table with chairs will stretch down the middle of the closed-off 500 block as people of all ages join together for food and conversation accompanied by live music, dance and poetry from a diversity of performers from the community, lending the event the title “The Art of Community.” Bring your own food together with friends, family, co-workers and others as well as plates, cups and utensils – reusable or recyclable, please. Or pick up a meal from favorite downtown restaurants or stores to bring to the table, and settle in for four hours of feasting on food, conversation and entertainment. WHEN: 5-9 pm WHERE: 500 block of State Street, between Haley & Cota streets COST: free INFO: or https://

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 Barkan at Injustice – Santa Barbara-based social activist Ady Barkan had already been an influential changemaker before 2016, having built three programs at The Center for Popular Democracy: the Be A Hero and Fed Up campaigns and the Local Progress network. Then three years ago, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the eventually fatal progressive disease that causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles while leaving the mind fully functional. Rather than retreating, he redoubled his efforts and has instead become a social media star following his confrontation with former Senator Jeff Flake about the Republican tax bill that was captured on video, has testified before Congress in support of Medicare for all, and has hosted many current presidential candidates. Politico has called him “the most powerful activist in America,” while The New York Times just last week wrote that “The sicker Ady Barkan gets, the more famous he becomes,” quoting Barkan as saying, “As my voice has gotten weaker, more people have heard my message. As I lost the ability to walk, more people have followed in my footsteps.” In September, he published his first book, Eyes to the Wind: A Memoir of Love and Death, Hope and Resistance – which has been compared to recent moving memoirs by other young writers given terminal diagnoses, including When Breath Becomes Air and The Bright Hour – is filled with intertwining storylines about determination, persever26 September – 3 October 2019

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 Tara’s Tale Teaches – Growing up in rural Idaho in a radical, Mormon survivalist family, Tara Westover had no birth certificate, no medical care, and no formal schooling, having spent her days working in her father’s junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother. At age 17, she escaped her family to pursue an education, eventually earning a doctorate from Cambridge University. Westover relates that redemptive story in the memoir Educated, exploring the tension between loyalty to one’s family and loyalty to oneself, telling a universal story about the transformative power of education in the process. One of the decade’s publishing marvels, Educated has remained on The New York Times bestseller list for more than a year, was named Book of the Year by the American Booksellers Association, and was selected as Amazon Editors’ No. 1 pick for the Best Book of 2018, among countless additional accolades. In relating her story that gets to the heart of what education offers via the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, Westover argues that education is not just about job training, but a powerful tool of self-invention. The historian and writer who USA Today called “flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable” now adds another No. 1 to her resume: kicking off UCSB Arts & Lectures’ 2019-2020 season. WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $10-$40 INFO: (805) 899-2222/www. or (805) 893-3535 /

ance, and how to live a life filled with purpose and intention no matter the circumstances. Although he can only speak through a computerized vocalizer, Barkan will be in conversation at the Central Library in his hometown









this evening, talking about the book and his commitment to social justice. WHEN: 6 pm WHERE: Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St. COST: free INFO: (805) 564-5641 or www. •MJ


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Chaucer’s Choices – Wendi Knox’s From Muck to Magic – An Uplifting Journey tells the Ojai artist and storyteller’s tale of overcoming adversity when, at age 50, an unexpected life circumstance knocked the former award-winning copywriter and creative director down, and she lost her prestigious career. Searching for “a sign” that she would prevail despite the mammoth loss, she said she experienced a magical visitation from hundreds of red dragonflies that appeared in her yard, and learned from them something so life-changing, she couldn’t keep it to herself. Muck to Magic, which Knox wrote and illustrated, serves as a storybook that helps us to change the stories we tell ourselves. Knox will share the fascinating story behind the book with heart, art, and humor, and sign copies after her talk at Chaucer’s on Thursday, September 26… In Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers’ critically-acclaimed bestseller Zoobiquity, the scientists and authors revealed the essential connection between human and animal health. With the follow-up, Wildhood – The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and other Animals, they turn the same eye-opening, species-spanning lens to adolescent young adult life, creating an entirely new way of thinking about the crucial, vulnerable, and exhilarating phase of life between childhood and adulthood across the animal kingdom. Via exhaustive research, they found that the same four universal challenges are faced by every adolescent human and animal on earth: how to be safe, how to navigate hierarchy, how to court potential mates, and how to feed oneself – i.e., safety, status, sex, and self-reliance. Natterson-Horowitz, Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at UCLA where she co-founded the Evolutionary Medicine program, and Bowers, a science journalist who has taught medical narrative and comparative literature at UCLA, will discuss the developments at Chaucer’s Books on Monday, September 30. WHEN: All events at 7 pm WHERE: 3321 State St. in Loreto Plaza Shopping Center COST: free INFO: (805) 682-6787 or www.

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The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on September 17, 2019. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California.

The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on September 17, 2019. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California.

The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on September 17, 2019. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the

(Seal) /s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager


provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter

/s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager

obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara,

as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be California. (Seal)


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) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on September 10, 2019, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on September 17, 2019, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Eric Friedman, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Randy Rowse, Kristen W. Sneddon; Mayor Cathy Murillo







IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on September 10, 2019, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on



September 17, 2019, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Eric Friedman, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Randy Rowse, Kristen W. Sneddon; Mayor Cathy Murillo

was introduced on September 10, 2019, and was adopted by








Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Eric Friedman, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Randy Rowse, Kristen W. Sneddon; Mayor Cathy Murillo







IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on September 18, 2019.

on September 18, 2019.


the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on September 17, 2019, by the following roll call vote:

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on

hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on September 18, 2019.

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on /s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager

September 18, 2019.

September 18, 2019.

/s/ Cathy Murillo Mayor

/s/ Cathy Murillo Mayor

September 18, 2019.

Published September 25, 2019 Montecito Journal

Published September 25, 2019 Montecito Journal

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pinpoint Local, 4103 Maple Street, Ventura, CA 93003. First Rule Digital Marketing LLCA, 4103 Maple Street, Ventura, CA 93003. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 27, 2019. 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 Thomas Brian. FBN No. 2019-0002097. Published Sep-

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on

tember 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Marvelous Cleaning Services, 12356 Parkside St., Lakeside, CA 92040. Carmen L Munoz, 12356 Parkside St., Lakeside, CA 92040. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 30, 2019. 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN No. 2019-0002131. Published September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Norton’s Pastrami & Deli, 18 W. Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. EASYTALY, LLC, 977 E. Foothill Blvd Suite #108, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 12, 2019. 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

/s/ Cathy Murillo Mayor of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN No. 2019-0002210. Published September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Piano Lab Santa Barbara, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Seungah Seo, 8061 Puesta Del Sol, Carpinteria, CA 93013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 10, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was

Published September 25, 2019 Montecito Journal

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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN No. 20190002185. Published September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Analytics 805, 815 Alston Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Thomas

“I’m a meathead, man. You’ve got smart people, and you’ve got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.” – Keanu Reeves

Cole, 815 Alston Road, Montecito, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 11, 2019. 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 Margarita Silva. FBN No. 2019-0002192. Published September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2019.

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ORDINANCE NO. 5906 AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 15.15 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING SECTION 15.16.265 PERTAINING TO EXCLUSIVE DESIGNATED CHILDREN PLAYGROUNDS AND AQUATIC FACILITIES, ADDING SECTION 15.16.270 PERTAINING TO USE OF PORTABLE SELF-CONTAINED GRILLS AND STOVES IN PARKS, AMENDING SECTIONS 15.16.250 AND 15.16.260 PERTAINING TO PARK CLOSING TIMES, AND AMENDING TITLE 6, CHAPTER 6.08 BY AMENDING SECTION 6.08.020 PERTAINING TO OFF LEASH DOG AREAS IN CITY PARKS The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on September 17, 2019. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California. (Seal) /s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager ORDINANCE NO. 5906 STATE OF CALIFORNIA

) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on September 10, 2019, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on September 17, 2019, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Eric Friedman, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Randy Rowse, Kristen W. Sneddon; Mayor Cathy Murillo







PUBLIC NOTICE City of Santa Barbara NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Santa Barbara will conduct two Public Hearings on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 during the afternoon session of the meeting which begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara. The hearings will consider the recommendation from the Historic Landmarks Commission that the Nelson Medical Building at 30 West Arrellaga Street, Assessor’s Parcel No. 027-181-013, and the Schauer Printing Building at 1126 Santa Barbara Street, Assessor’s Parcel No. 029-162-040, be designated as City Landmarks. If you challenge the Council's action on the City Landmark Designations decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY FOR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT INSTALLATIONS ON CITY STREET LIGHTS The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on September 17, 2019. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California. (Seal)

You are invited to attend this hearing and address your verbal comments to the City Council. Written comments are also welcome up to the time of the hearing, and should be addressed to the City Council via the City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102‑1990. On Thursday, October, 3, 2019 an Agenda with all items to be heard on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, will be available at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, and at the Central Library. Agendas and Staff Reports are also accessible online at; under Most Popular, click on Council Agenda Packet. Regular meetings of the Council are broadcast live and rebroadcast on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. on City TV Channel 18. Each televised Council meeting is closed captioned for the hearing impaired. These meetings can also be viewed over the Internet at In compliance with the 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 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. (SEAL) /s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager September 19, 2019

/s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager ORDINANCE NO. 5902 STATE OF CALIFORNIA

) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on September 10, 2019, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on September 17, 2019, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Eric Friedman, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Randy Rowse, Kristen W. Sneddon; Mayor Cathy Murillo







IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on September 18, 2019.

Published September 25, 2019 Montecito Journal

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on September 18, 2019.

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on September 18, 2019.

/s/ Cathy Murillo Mayor Published September 25, 2019 Montecito Journal

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Reiki Montecito, 234 Ocean View Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Julie Hall, 234 Ocean View Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 22, 2019. 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 Jazmin Murphy. FBN No. 2019-0002041. Published September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cascata Designs, 6175 Craigmont Dr., Goleta, CA 93117. Kimberly Edens Faison, 6175 Craigmont Dr., Goleta, CA 93117. This state-

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ment was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 27, 2019. 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 Margarita Silva. FBN No. 2019-0002092. Published September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Vipers, 214 South Salinas Street #10, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. David Palmer Jr., 214 South Salinas Street #10, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 29, 2019. 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 Thomas Brian. FBN No. 2019-0002117. Published September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 2019. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 19CV04377. To all interested parties: Petitioner Phuong Jaclyn Fabre filed a petition with Superior

Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Jaclyn Phuong Fabre. 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 September 3, 2019 by Sarah Sisto. Hearing date: October 30, 2019 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF PLANTIFF’S CLAIM & ORDER TO GO TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT: CASE No. 19CV04827 Notice to Defendant David Willows: You have been sued by Plaintiffs: Guijarro, Hernandez, Montes, May, Orme. You and the plaintiffs must go to court on November 6, 2019, at 9 am in Department 4 at the Santa Barbara Superior Court, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa

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Barbara, CA 93101. If you do not go to court, you may lose the case. If you lose, the court can order that your wages, money, or property be taken to pay this claim. Bring witnesses, receipts, and any evidence you need to prove your case. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you lose, the court can order that your wages, money, or property be taken to pay this claim. Bring witnesses, receipts, and any evidence you need to prove your case. Filed September 10, 2019, by Elizabeth Spann, Deputy Clerk. Published September 18, 25, October 2, 9. ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF PLANTIFF’S CLAIM & ORDER TO GO TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT: CASE No. 19CV04020 Notice to Defendant Pacific Surf LLC, Blue Pacific Group, LLC,

and David Willows: You have been sued by Plaintiffs: Reardon, Christie, Alkire, Fuller, Parr, Wehrman. You and the plaintiffs must go to court on October 7, 2019, at 9 am in Department 3 at the Santa Barbara Superior Court, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. If you do not go to court, you may lose the case. If you lose, the court can order that your wages, money, or property be taken to pay this claim. Bring witnesses, receipts, and any evidence you need to prove your case. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you lose, the court can order that your wages, money, or property be taken to pay this claim. Bring witnesses, receipts, and any evidence you need to prove your case. Filed August 1, 2019, by Tina Contreras, Deputy Clerk. Published September 11, 18, 25, October 2.



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lisher and CEO of the Washington Post. The Judge told how when he was first appointed he got to use the Lincoln bedroom for an office for one day. He saw the bullet holes in the White House kitchen that are still there from the 1800s. Some of his comments: “How blessed we are to live under our constitution. How different politicians are from judges – they are elected.” He told us there are 50 million lawsuits a year, but 95% are solved, only 5% are appeals. The Supreme Court hears 70 cases a year of the 8,000 that would like to be heard. The Judges are able to settle 40 of their cases unanimously. That takes a lot of work and cooperation. “Most of our children would fail the test for naturalization. Some kids think it’s not important to live in a democracy. Civics used to be taught. Republics are fragile and ours has lived the longest. Somebody has to run the zoo. That will be our young people.” When Benjamin Franklin left the Constitutional Convention, he was reportedly asked what kind of government the founders would purpose. He replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” After the talk we headed for the Air Force One Pavilion where we sat under the plane at tables to eat our buffet dinner. Pretty amazing! The Reagan Library is the only presidential library that has a plane and consequently gets more visitors. If you’d like to be part of the Channel City Club, call 805.564.6223.

Legends – The Granada Theatre

“As the stars in the sky illuminate our lives, so with the Legends to be honored this autumn night” – Carol Wilburn. The Granada always shines a light on its entertainment, but the annual gala called Legends is one of the biggest illuminations of the year. The honorees who shone were Carol Burnett, Opera Santa Barbara, and Dan and Meg Burnham. The evening began with a red carpet, of course, and proceeded to the Founders’ Room for a lively reception. The call to dinner had us all seated on the Granada stage with a unique view of the auditorium. The lights dimmed and a spot appeared on the balcony where Nir Kabaretti led a brass choir from the Symphony. Our favorite emcee, Andrew Firestone, kept the evening moving. More surprises were an aerial dance by Emily Auman and Skyler Storm. From one of the boxes came opera sung by soprano Jana McIntyre. State Street Ballet dancers Ahna Lipchik and Francois Llorente performed a salsa all over the stage.


Board chair Joan Rutkowski, Opera Santa Barbara’s Kostis Protopapas, Mary Dorra, and Jonathan Fox from Ensemble Theatre

Legend honorees Dan and Meg Burnham

There were tribute videos of all the honorees done by Dana Morrow, who did the Santa Barbara International Film Festival videos for many years. The honorees are chosen for what they have done to advance the performing arts in a significant way. The award was created by architect (and our good friend) Roger Phillips. He designed the Granada restoration. The “G” within the shield was an accent piece on top of the box seats. Meg and Dan Burnham love the Granada. Why? Because they not only attend events and support it, they

Honoree Carol Burnett and emcee Andrew Firestone (photo courtesy the Granada)

Susan and Palmer Jackson, Jr. (Board president of the Granada)

live in the penthouse apartment. They were married three days after college graduation and have been married 51 years. There are four children. Dan was last with Raytheon before retiring in 2005. They are involved in theatre, opera, ballet, the symphony and more. Chancellor Henry Yang from UCSB presented. Opera Santa Barbara began as a labor of love of two singers, Marilyn Gilbert and Nathan Rundlett, in 1994. It advanced from $18 tickets and set building in driveways to a nationally

Architect Roger Phillips, who designed the redo of the Granada, and his wife, Diana

recognized company. It became one of the smallest American companies to have presented a world premiere by a major composer. Opera Santa Barbara is committed to educating youth in Santa Barbara. Ron Gallo presented. And then there’s Carol Burnett, who’s won nearly every acting award and is also a best-selling author. Her Bob Mackie-designed curtained rod dress is now in the Smithsonian. That Chief investigator Patrick Clause, executive director Jon Clark from the Bower foundation, district attorney Joyce Dudley, chief of police Lori Luhnow, and Hospice executive director David Selberg

“How do I confront aging? With a wonder and a terror.” – Keanu Reeves

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It’s not too late to joIn the celebratIon! Santa BarBara Beautiful 55 a n n u a l a w a r d S C e l e B r a t i o n th

Your are cordially invited to our

Pathways to Community

Annual Awards Celebration

Pathways to Community Sunday, September 29, 2019 2 to 5pm

Marilyn Horne Main House & Kuehn Court Music Academy of the West 1070 Fairway Road • Santa Barbara, California 2:00-5:00 pm Cocktail Reception Live Entertainment & Dancing The Idiomatiques & Duet Fun Photo Opportunities Silent Auction Raffling a Jacaranda & Coast Live Oak, Santa Barbara’s Official Trees 3:45-4:15 pm Awards Celebration Master of Ceremonies: John Palminteri

Manuel Figueroa, Fernanda Friden from Hospice, and Manuel’s son Lou

was done for the parody of Gone with the Wind during The Carol Burnett Show, which ran for eleven years. Her show was deemed by Time magazine, one of the “100 best television shows of all time.” She has lived in Santa Barbara for many years. Thanks for all the laughs! Fannie Flagg gave us more laughs as she presented the award. This magical night was created by co-chairs Anne Smith Towbes and Merryl Snow Zegar and their grand committee.

Heroes of Hospice Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) gave its 7th annual Heroes of Santa Barbara fundraiser at the Biltmore’s Coral Casino titled “Jewels by the Sea.” Even the dolphins came out to play during wine time, putting on their own show. The silent auction was ecstatically beautiful – the long tables afloat with burlap for earth, driftwood from the ocean and turquoise fabric for the sea. There were 340 folks writing down bid numbers. Emcees Beth Farnsworth and C.J. Ward welcomed all and began the program during lunch. As noted by UCSB executive director David Selberg, “Hospice has had a thirty percent growth last year and already a seventeen percent growth for part of this year.” The luncheon was to honor all the volunteers who give so much of their time. The Legacy Award went to the James S. Bower Foundation that makes grants to groups who believe there will be a healthier world with compassionate action and social change. The Foundation is committed to reducing physical, emotional, spiritual and social pain in the face of death. They aid the end of life process for the dying and their families and friends. The foundation president is 26 September – 3 October 2019

Award Recipients Jon Clark and board chair is Harvey Learn more about Santa Barbara Beautiful’s Bottelsen. Santa Barbara Inn community programs! The Partnership Award went to 901 East Cabrillo Boulevard Suzanne Grimmesey. As Chief President’s Award Please RSVP by Monday, September 16, 2019 by mail or online at Quality Care and Strategy Officer Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for the Santa Barbara County 2559 Puesta delSummer Sol Chic  Complimentary Valet Parking Architecture by Pedro De La Cruz, S a n t a B a r B aSanta r a B eBarbara a u t i f u lCommons: Public Open Sponsorship Opportunities Available Department of Behavioral Wellness, Space 55 a n n u a l a w a r d S C e l e B r a t i o n she led the team that was formed East of Yesterday Mural after the Thomas Fire and debris 10 East Yanonali Street ◆ Tasty delights by Little Kitchen, Hove’s Loafes, & Fresco flow. The team was made up of 13 Hugh and Marjorie Petersen Award for Art in Public Places Café to Community agencies including HSB. It allowedPathways ◆ Santa Barbara Wine Santa Botanic Garden TastingBarbara including: Silver Wines, Windrun Wines, Grassini HSB to connect with community Pritzlaff Conservation Center Wines, Firestone Wines, Margerum Wines, & More... members all over town. They helped 1212 Mission Canyon Road ◆ Santa Barbara’s 805 Beer people who had lost their homes and Music by Duet and by The Idiomatiques Green◆Commercial Building loved ones. 209 East Islay StreetAuction & Raffle ◆ Fun Photo Opportunities ◆ Silent The Volunteer Award: No One Green Residential Home ~ Large Lot ◆ Music and dancing in the Lehman Ballroom... Dies Alone Program was awarded 1605 Mountain Avenue to VNHC volunteer Maria Miller, Enjoy tango Amanda and Richard Greenwith Residential Home ~ Small Lot Payatt Joanne Deck VNHC volunteer man◆ ◆Street 320 East Victoria Silent Auction Raffle ager, Nicole Romasanta HSB direcGreen Multi-Family Residence tor of volunteer services, and Gwen Dawson HSB volunteer. If someone Honoring is dying with no one around, this Beebe Longstreet team adds their presence and help. Jacaranda Award for Community Service District Attorney Joyce Dudley Explore Ecology forewarned us, “This speech will be Playa de Santa Barbara Award for Environmental Stewardship tough.” Both her husband and father Indigo Interiors died of pancreatic cancer. With her City of Santa Barbara Arts Advisory father she received no help and was Committee’s Business in Art Award devastated. When her husband died Award Recipients her first call was to Hospice. She said because of their help she could still Santa Barbara Inn 901 East Cabrillo Boulevard carry on her work. Hospice knows President’s Award how to live, how to die, and how to Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History go on. 2559 Puesta del Sol Manuel Figueroa and his son Lou Santa Barbara Commons: Public Open Space were in a film telling how Hospice East of Yesterday Mural 10 East Yanonali Street helped them with their wife and Hugh and Marjorie Petersen Award for Art in Public Places mother’s death. Fernanda Friden Santa Barbara Botanic Garden was their particular assistant. Pritzlaff Conservation Center Jeff Green roared on stage to 1212 Mission Canyon Road Green Commercial Building end the day with a paddle raise. 209 East Islay Street One anonymous donor has already Green Residential Home ~ Large Lot pledged $10,000. Not a bad start. 1605 Mountain Avenue HSB’s mission is to care for anyGreen Residential Home ~ Small Lot one experiencing the impact of a 320 East Victoria Street life-threatening illness or grieving Green Multi-Family Residence the death of a loved one and there Honoring To RSVP (Admission is $55) visit is no charge. For information, call Beebe Longstreet 805.563.8820. •MJ th

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Andrea and Montecito Motor Classic co-chair Mark Alfano with their baby (photo by Priscilla) Montecito Motor Classic car owners and winners (photo by Priscilla)

Wilson emceed. The event also had performances by police dogs and their handlers and SWAT demonstrations, with all proceeds going to the Santa Barbara Police Activities League and the Santa Barbara Police Foundation. Afterwards attendees were able to watch the regular Sunday afternoon polo match with real horsepower on display.

The Sam Foose Award was given to Rhonda Veloni and her 1937 Dodge, presented by Terry Foose (photo by Priscilla)

Seeing Green It seemed appropriate that this year’s tenth annual sell-out Green Gala thrown by the 49-year-old Community Environmental Council, raising around $300,000 for the cause, coincided with Global Climate Week. The boffo bash at Sherry Villanueva’s Funk Zone eatery, The Lark, lavishly decorated in green hues, was co-chaired by Elizabeth Wagner, Carolyn Fitzgerald, and Leanne Schlinger, and emceed by CEO Sigrid Wright. Energized Los Angeles auctioneer Jim Nye sold off an Aladdin’s cave of wares, including a Santa Ynez staycation, a harbor cruise for 20 on the Condor Express, a seven-day trip to Mangonui, New Zealand, a vacation in the Cayman Islands, and trips to

Leanne Schlinger, Elizabeth Wagner, and Carolyn Fitzgerald at the Community Environmental Council Green Gala (photo by Sarita Relis)

Whitefish, Montana, and Boulder, Colorado. Among the 304 environmentally friendly guests, noshing on the 90 per cent vegetarian meal and listening to the music of the Bryan Titus Trio, were Laura Capps, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Das Williams, Monica Babich, Karl and Nancy Hutterer, Stephan and Elizabeth Colling, Hiroko Benko, Hal and Haley Conklin, Pedro Nava, Miles Hartfeld and Gretchen Lieff, Rinaldo and Lalla Brutoco, Michael and Marian Baker, Pat McElroy, Justin and Mindy Mahy, Rick and Kristin Hogue, and Lanny and Holly Sherwin. ACS Bash After hosting annual evening events, the Santa Barbara branch of the American Cancer Society threw a lunch this year in the Hilton’s Reagan Room for nearly 100 guests, which raised around $100,000 for the popular organization, which helps more than 100,000 people in the western region annually. Chairwoman Denise Sanford emceed the fête which honored Tamir Keshen, a pediatric oncologist at a number of local hospitals, including

Greg White with his 1950 Studebaker accepting his award from Lance Stander of Hillbank (photo by Priscilla)

Announcers C.J. Ward and Monte Wilson with Montecito Motor Classic co-chair Dolores Johnson (photo by Priscilla)

CEC Board of Directors Catherine Brozowski, Bruce Kendall, Barbara S. Lindemann, Carolyn Fitzgerald, Jon H.Steed, Kim Kimbell, Nadra Ehrman, Pat McElroy, Laura Francis, Kathy Yeung, and Karl Hutterer (photo by Sarita Relis)


“It’s a drag to get your picture taken when you’re eating a sandwich. It’s a downer.” – Keanu Reeves

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ster, a student at Canalino School, Carpinteria has now been given the all clear. Deb Jeffers, a senior manager at the society, was the auctioneer.

Cathy Dorsey, Emily and Claudia Lash, Alan Lash, Alice Green, Patsy Dorsey, Bill Lupo, and friend (photo by Priscilla)

Joseph Campanale, Denise Sanford, and Tamir Keshan with honoree Eliana Georges (photo by Priscilla)

Preservation Party The Gaviota Coast Conservancy hosted its first ever Coastal Legacy bash at the sun-soaked Music Academy of the West, attracting 250 guests and raising around $60,000 for the environmental non-profit. The event honored philanthropists Jack and Laura Dangermond who, two years ago, preserved in perpetuity the largest privately-owned ranch on the Gaviota Coast with the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve protecting more than 24,000 acres in Santa Barbara County, valued at $165 million. The various official proclamations from the likes of Congressman Salud Carbajal and state senator HannahBeth Jackson were accepted by Michael Bell, preserve director. The ubiquitous Geoff Green conducted the paddle raise while KEYTTV senior reporter John Palminteri ran the auction, which included a ukulele signed by singer Jack Johnson, a private wine tour in a Tesla SUV gullwing, stays in Mendocino and El Capitan Canyon, and a box set of The Doors vinyl records signed by the group’s drummer John Densmore. Among the supporters quaffing the vino and noshing on the comestibles from Seasons Catering were emcee

Chipper Bell, executive director Doug Kern, former mayors Sheila Lodge and Helene Schneider, Das Williams, Miles Hartfeld and Gretchen Lieff, Mike Lunsford, Joyce Macias, Lois Capps and Jason Dominguez. Feeling a Little Chili I got a decidedly chilli reception when I attended a fundraiser for the Santa Barbara Navy League at the Carriage and Western Art Museum. But that was only to be expected given I was asked to be a judge along with Bill Pintard, manager of the Santa Barbara Foresters baseball team, and insurance executive Peter Georgi for the organization’s fourth annual chili cook-off. More than 200 guests turned out for the show, emceed by Drew Wakefield, raising around $75,000 for general funds. Twelves teams, including the UCSB ROTC, the SB Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol, the U.S. Marine Corps, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and the crew from the submarine USS California in New Hampshire, participated in the event, with their chili being judged on presentation, smell, flavor, texture, and overall impression, with each category getting a maximum five points. The U.S. Coastguard’s Black Tip from Oxnard carried off the winner’s trophy, with NOAA and the St. Nicholas Island naval base runners up.

MISCELLANY Page 444 Michael Bell with Tanja Alexandra, and Douglas Kern at the Coastal Legacy bash (photo by Priscilla)

Fawn Weider, Bruce and Sharon Edwards, Chuck Bischof, Sean Kelleher, Summer Henry, Larry Doris, Al and Elaine Christ (photo by Priscilla)

Wendy and Jonathan Church, Jeff Morehouse, Jeff Klass, Grace and Ed Yoon, and Michelle Schneider at the American Cancer Society lunch (photo by Priscilla)

Cottage, while Joseph Campanale, a researcher at UCSB and recipient of an ACS cancer research grant, spoke of his vital work. But star of the show was 10-year26 September – 3 October 2019

old Eliana Georges, the childhood survivor honoree, who has been battling brain cancer since she was just four months old. Other than “a bit of scar tissue,” the Santa Barbara young-

Contributors Miles Hartfeld, Arianna Katovich, Gretchen Lieff, and Congressman Salud Carbajal (photo by Priscilla)

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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 43) Santa Barbara Navy League’s 4th Annual Chili Cookoff judges Bill Pintard, Peter Georgi, and Richard Mineards (photo by Priscilla)

tion, develop partnerships and community outreach initiatives, and build new revenue streams and audience support. In addition, Broumas, a gifted jazz vocalist, will incorporate multi-disciplinary events into the academy’s programming and build relationships with contemporary composers to create new commissions. She holds a B.A. in music from Vassar College.

Cooking their way to first place is the USCGC Black Tip team out of Oxnard: Matt Jordan, Tyler Devine, and Cymon Clark (photo by Priscilla)

Allice Benington and Geoff Kaufman dining while being served by Christina DeDominic at Empty Bowls (photo by Priscilla)

Fala Bar, the Soul Cal Smokehouse, and ice cream from Rori’s Artisanal Creamery. The popular event, which was held for years at the Montecito estate of Jim and Stephanie Sokolove, who have now moved to Boca Raton, Florida, is set for this Saturday and will honor the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara. Among those noshing away were CEO Erik Talkin, Janet Garufis, Jeff and Margo Barbakow, Judi Weisbart, Michela Saltoun, Matthew Neal, and Maureen Ellenberger.

Santa Maria bank executive Jim Glines conducted the auction at Gatling gun speed, raising $32,100 selling off a Newport Beach vacation, a private charter on the Condor Express, and a VIP stay in San Diego with a private tour of the World War Two aircraft carrier USS Midway. It was a nice change from judging hats! Meet Me at the Market Supporters of The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County got a sneak peek of the charity’s forthcoming 8th annual Table of Life event at the Ennisbrook home of John and Betsey Muller when a reception was hosted at Marge Cafarelli’s Public Market. Guests at the sunset soirée were able

Erik Talkin with his daughter, Mia, and wife, Mari, at the Public Market (photo by Priscilla)

Public Market owner Marge Cafarelli and FoodBank CEO Erik Talkin (photo by Priscilla)

to taste bites from a number of the market’s vendors, including Corazon Cocina, the Empty Bowl gourmet noodle bar, Ca’ Dario Pizzeria Veloce, the

MAW’s Newest Addition Jamie Broumas, director of classical and new music programs at Washington’s Kennedy Center, is coming to the Music Academy of the West in the New Year in the newly created position of Chief Artistic Officer. She will guide the Miraflores campus’s training programs, foster a future of consultation and collabora-

Pretty in Pink Santa Barbara’s Breast Cancer Resource Center hosted The Pink Lounge gala for 300 guests at the Rosewood Miramar, which raised more than $230,000 for programs, which are provided at no cost to recipients. The 21st annual bustling bash in the chandeliered ballroom, co-chaired by Douglas Mackenzie and Joanne Funari, had Hayley Wise, 32, a breast cancer survivor, who spoke about the

Alejandro Medina, Samantha and Charlotte Bryant, and Silvana Kelly, executive director of the Breast Cancer Resource Center (photo by Chris J. Evans)

Scott Lenox, Luis Quintanar, Far Rahimian, and Tatiana Quintanar (photo by Priscilla)

Sotheby’s International Realty team: Tyler Mearce, Dusty Baker, Fallon Baker, Patty Castillo, Joe McCorkell, JoAnn Mermis, Frank Abatemarco, Patty Murphy, Harry Kolb, Maureen McDermut, and Michael Cohen (photo by Chris J. Evans)


“Because we’re actors we can pretend and fake it, but I’d rather the intimate investment was authentic.” – Keanu Reeves

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Pink Lounge Gala sponsors and guests: Melina Rogers, Sara Yegiyants, Lisa Bassler, Christina and Aimee Parrish, Evelyn and Paola Padilla (photo by Chris J. Evans)

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Maria Coria, Jill t’Sas, Brianna Sammons, Giana Miller, and Alejandra Osornio at the Rosewood Miramar (photo by Chris J. Evans)

challenges she faced, while gavel guru Quig Bruning of Sotheby’s did the auction. Among the tony torrent of supporters were executive director Silvana Kelly, Philip and Carolyn Wyatt, Frank Abatemarco, Frank and Mariko Tabar, Pete and Kathy Halper, Arlene Montesano, Harry Kolb, Tom and Karla Parker, Milton and Deann Zampelli, and Brian, Theresa and Celine Borgatello. Royal Treatment With the new film of the popular PBS TV series Downton Abbey opening to critical reviews, fans of the show now have the chance to stay at Highclere Castle in England, where the production is filmed. The aristocratic owners, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, are inviting two guests for “a truly unique evening” to enjoy cocktails, dinner, and breakfast the next day at the 1,000acre Hampshire stately pile through AirBnB. Applicants will need to show they are passionate about the Masterpiece TV series when they apply for the stay, which will be judged by the eighth earl, George Herbert, and his wife, Fiona. “It’s an absolute privilege and pleasure to call Highclere my home, and I am delighted to be able to share the house, which has been in our family since 1679, with viewers,” she says. Rest in Peace On a personal note, I mark the passing of veteran TV newsman Sander Vanocur, a longtime resident of our rarefied enclave. Sander, who was 91, was the last 26 September – 3 October 2019

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living panelist from the first televised presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960. While covering the 1968 presidential campaign, Sander, who worked for NBC and other networks, interviewed Sen. Robert Kennedy just hours before he was gunned down at a Los Angeles hotel. A charming and erudite individual, I would see him regularly at Pierre Lafond. It was a great pleasure to know him. On the other side of the country, I also remember my former Gramercy Park, New York, neighbor, The Cars rocker Ric Ocasek, who has died aged 75. I would often run into Ric and his supermodel wife, Paulina Porizkova, at Moreno’s, a popular Italian eatery on nearby Irving Place, near the couple’s $15 million East 19th Street townhouse. A mega successful musician who exuded great charm and politeness.

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