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Teen Star 2019

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

“I can’t stop preaching about how amazing Cottage is.”

5 Riskin & Wray

– Michele Mallet

Victoria Riskin writes memoir on her parents

6 Montecito Miscellany

Michele Montecito

Robert Fell’s sons make headlines; Ralph Clevenger speaks at SBMM; Magic Castle Cabaret opens; A Far Cry at MAW; Danish String Quartet visits; Santa Barbara Symphony; Montecito named one of richest places in America; Golden Mike awards; Jennifer Aniston turns 50; Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom get engaged; Catherine Deneuve’s clothing auctioned; Lee Radziwill passes; Hillside House appoints new director; sightings

8 Letters to the Editor

healing the heart Saving a Life

With a feeling of tearing in her chest, Michele rushed to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where she learned she was having a heart attack leading up to cardiac arrest. If she hadn’t made it to the hospital quickly, she wouldn’t have survived. Within 30 minutes, Dr. Michael Shenoda intervened and saved her life. Dr. Shenoda is an interventional cardiologist affiliated with the Cottage Heart & Vascular Center. Today, Michele is back to work as a hairstylist and enjoying yoga, running trails and eating healthy. To learn more about how we heal the heart, visit cottagehealth.org/heart

A collection of communications from local residents Larry Bond, Suzi Calderon Bellman, Anabel Ford, Brent Zepke, and a big congratulations to Richard for ten years of Miscellany

10 This Week in Montecito

A list of local events happening in and around town

12 Village Beat

Kelly Mahan Herrick tours Montecito Sanitary District’s lift stations; debris basins continue to be cleared to prepare for more rain; Chaplin’s Martini Bar closes; George Pet Shop hosts dog adoption event; Lisa Plowman named County’s next Director of Planning and Development

14 Seen Around Town

Friendship Center celebrates 20 years; American Heart Association annual luncheon; Hugh Hefner’s After Dark premieres at SBIFF

21 Eateries

Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas Lee’s by-reservation-only Silver Bough restaurant is an intimate 18-course dinner affair

SUMMER VIBES Summer Camp Registration Opens March 1 For details visit: URL: ciymca.org/camp

Brilliant Thoughts

Ashleigh Brilliant recalls his time teaching on the high seas

28 Coming & Going

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Sounds into Silence screens at Yoga Soup; Sarvatma & Friends in IV; Roshi Joan Halifax gives lecture at Marjorie Luke; Winter Healing Arts Faire; A Course in Miracles study group; yoga on MOXI roof; Santa Barbara School of Esotericism and Ecospirituality Meetup; Peaceful Soul Constellation Workshop; Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo

Teen Star Santa Barbara Finale at Granada; magician Steve Valentine wows at Magic Castle Cabaret opening

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Snarky Puppy plays Granada; Tariqh Akoni mentors young vocalists for Teen Star Santa Barbara; Oscar parties; more film events around town; magic at Chumash; Speaking of Stories ends run

40 Real Estate

Four newly listed or reduced price houses on the market

42 Calendar of Events

Jessica Lang Dance performs at Granada; first-ever public Arthur Murray Theater Show; Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks; Mark Hummel’s Golden State-Lone Star Revue; Teen Star Santa Barbara; SB Piano Boys at SOhO; Intersections: an Evening of Chamber Music and Dance; Russian National Orchestra performs at Granada

44 Open House Directory 46 Classified Advertising

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

47 Local Business Directory

Smart business owners place business cards here so readers know where to look when they need what those businesses offer

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Victoria Riskin’s biography on her parents Fay Wray and Robert Riskin will be released by Pantheon on February 26 (photo by Gabrielle Mannino, The Martha’s Vineyard Times)

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ictoria Riskin’s life would be plenty worthy of an autobiography. The 30-year Montecito resident, who is married to filmmaker-writer-producer David W. Rintels, has had a storied career as a practicing psychologist, screenwriter (My Antonia, The Last Best Year) who served as president of the Writers Guild of America West, and director of Human Rights Watch, not to mention her local endeavors that include chairing the Board of Trustees of Antioch University Santa Barbara for seven years during its recent period of expansion, and helping to bring the NPR station KCRW to the Central Coast. But her new memoir is actually a dual biography of two of early Hollywood’s most intriguing, colorful, and perhaps undervalued personalities, Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, the actress and screenwriter who also happen to be her parents. It’s a journey through all three of their lives, one with many twists and turns and moments of discovery as Riskin interweaves the stories of her parents with the formative period in Hollywood and the nation circa the Great Depression, World War II, the labor wars, and the Hollywood Blacklist. She writes as a loving daughter and historian who has done her homework, in the process performing a delicate juggling act. “I realized that I wanted to write about my parents much more so than about myself,” Riskin explained recently about the project that got its start during the author’s two years in a weekly Montecito memoir writing group. “I could look at these interesting people with fresh eyes with the distance of time, and could learn things about them that I had not known or appreciated.” Riskin said the story blossomed out of her parents’ romance and marriage, as well as response to war, and their commitment to FDR and the New Deal. “I also spent a lot of time thinking about what was their place in film history?

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Monte ito Miscellany by Richard Mineards

Faith Orcutt

Richard covered the Royal Family for Britain’s Daily Mirror and Daily Mail, and was an editor on New York Magazine. He was also a national anchor on CBS, a commentator on ABC Network News, gossip on The Joan Rivers Show and Geraldo Rivera, host on E! TV, a correspondent on the syndicated show Extra, a commentator on the KTLA Morning News and Entertainment Tonight. He moved to Montecito 11 years ago.

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San Marcos High School senior Alexander Fell

Adam Fell and Quincy Jones

t was quite the weekend for proud father entrepreneur and venture investor Robert Fell. Robert, a former Santa Barbara Polo Club patron who lives on his 18-acre estate, Tuscany Oaks Farm in Summerland, just a short gallop from the lush fields of the Carpinteria club, was in New York when his son, Alexander, a senior at San Marcos High School, was one of 700 singers to be selected from more than 18,000 nominations for the High School Honors Concert Choir performance at the legendary 2,804 seat Carnegie Hall. Under conductor André Thomas, Alexander, a member of his school’s madrigals choir, sang in works by Handel, Elberdin, Tate, Luboff, Wilberg, and Thomas, after spending five days studying in the Big Apple with world renowned conductors. The same night, Robert’s eldest son, Adam, who is president and CEO of Quincy Jones Productions, was 2,451 miles away on the Left Coast picking up his first Grammy Award in Los Angeles. He was executive producer of the 124-minute documentary Quincy, co-directed by the 88-year-old film and record producer’s daughter, Rashida Jones, which is currently showing on Netflix. “It was just too bad I couldn’t be in

both L.A. and New York at the same time” bemoans Robert. “But all in all it was a very special evening for Dad!” Without a doubt...

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Images from Under the Sea Santa Barbara photographer Ralph Clevenger looked back at his underwater adventures over the past 45 years, including an in-depth view of the underwater photography course he taught at Brooks Institute, when he spoke at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Clevenger, who grew up on the coast of North Africa and began diving in the waters of the Mediterranean at the age of seven with his father, was strongly influenced by the French deep sea explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s films and TV shows. With the aim of becoming a marine biologist as an adult, he eventually studied zoology and worked for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego as a diver-biologist before attending Brooks, where he was a senior faculty member for 33 years teaching courses in natural history and underwater photography. Clevenger, whose impressive black and white photos of Great White sharks are on display at the museum, has traveled throughout the world on

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LETTERS

TO THE EDITOR

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

A Burning Issue

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o they read the Montecito Journal in distant Hope Ranch? I hope so. For several months oil has been seeping out of the bluff between Hope Ranch and the beach and it is hot enough that it is burning underground. There have been repeated efforts to stop it by burying it but this

The Hope Ranch cliffs are filled with the sight, smell, and sound of burning oil

Close-up view of the burning cinders beneath the coastal cliff off Hope Ranch

is not working; it is getting worse and worse. Attached are a couple of recent pictures, one at night when it was actually burning red hot. Perhaps it is time for a different approach. There are plenty of geologists at UCSB. Maybe water should be injected to cool it so it just becomes a regular seep. Or maybe a pipe should

be put in so it all comes out safely in one place. Currently it is spreading up the hillside. Who knows when it will start a brushfire or actually get to the top? The location is very easy to find now, a bit over a mile to the west of boathouse at Hendry’s beach. Anxious Beachcomber Hope Ranch (Editor’s note: We have actual proof of Hope Ranch residents regularly perusing the current issue of Montecito Journal but we are told if we released their names they would have to... do something serious about our current living status. The real estate market in Hope Ranch has been hot lately. Perhaps this is one of the reasons. – J.B.)

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I’d like to comment on the letter in a recent issue sent by Gene Tyburn (“Who’s In Charge,” MJ # 25/6). It was great to see that I am not the only one that has wondered why this common sense solution to our water woes has not been pursued. As purely a layman’s observation it seems to me

that Cachuma Lake’s capacity could be increased dramatically by a simple dredging out when conditions allow. I also think it’s way past time to consider a moratorium on building, until the lake’s capacity is increased, as any fool should realize the area’s existing residents’ water interests are being sacrificed and given or sold to the developers, which in turn increases the capacity of our over-burdened and deteriorating road system. Mr. Tyburn states, “The people who run the County of Santa Barbara must be brain dead... and this is not brain surgery.” I’m not that pessimistic. I do not think they are “brain dead,” but it does appear they are definitely suffering from severe ossification of that organ. Looking on the bright side, maybe in the not too distant future the medical profession can take a break from looking for that elusive cure for cancer and work on it. I envisage something like a simple enema-type of procedure that would clear out all the crap that’s been implanted into them by their years spent in institutions of “higher” learning. And speaking of the “reclaimed salt water that tastes like crap,” Mr. Tyburn is closer to the mark than he thinks, as, why shouldn’t it? The intake for the desalinization plant is but a stone’s throw from the sewer discharge; nice ehhh? I bet that makes everybody feel all warm and fuzzy. Not to worry though, all the politicos get bottled water courtesy of us suckers that put up with it. Larry Bond Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: Montecito Journal is the perfect and most effective forum in which to bring up these issues. That

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This Week in and around Montecito

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail kelly@montecitojournal.net or call (805) 565-1860) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Knit ‘N Needle Fiber art crafts (knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more) drop-in and meet-up for all ages at Montecito Library When: 2 to 3:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Hiking & Backpacking on the Channel Islands A free slideshow with Q&A. During the last ice age, the four islands off our coast, Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and San Miguel, were all part of a single, larger island called Santarosae. This talk will highlight the hiking and backpacking opportunities on these four islands today, as well as describe an imagined traverse of the now submerged super island of Santarosae. Join local author James Wapotich as he shares images and stories from hiking, backpacking, and camping on the four islands off our coast. James has hiked many of the trails on the islands and has visited all five islands within Channel Islands National Park. He is an experienced backpacker, trail guide, and author of the Santa Barbara News-Press hiking column, Trail Quest. When: 6:30 pm Where: Faulkner Gallery, 40 East Anapamu Street Info: (805) 729-4250 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 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: (805) 969-5063 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Treasure Hunt in Carpinteria Seventy-five vendor stalls will overflow with treasures and merchandise at the Museum Marketplace on the grounds of the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History. This popular monthly fundraiser features antiques, collectibles, hand-crafted gifts, plants, and great bargains on gently used and vintage goods of every description, including jewelry, furniture, housewares, clothing, books, toys, and much more. When: 8 am Where: 965 Maple Avenue in Carpinteria Info: 684-3112 Art Exhibition All you need is LOVE! An art exhibition inspired by love for The American Heart Association. When: 5:30 to 7:30 pm Where: Letter Perfect Summerland Gift & Gallery, 2346 Lillie Avenue TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Little Heroes Breakfast This complimentary breakfast is affectionately named in honor of children that experience a battle against cancer that no child should ever have to endure. They are our Little Heroes. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Eduardo Garcia from the acclaimed documentary, Charged. When: 7:30 am Where: Hilton Santa Barbara,

Raising Emotionally Healthy Children Come and join Maureen Healy for an evening of inspiration, practical strategies, and new friends as she hosts an event to teach how to raise emotionally healthy children. Healy will provide real-life strategies to help your children and answer audience questions. Healy, an award-winning author who has an active mentoring practice for highly sensitive children in Santa Barbara, speaks globally on the subject of emotionally healthy children. Healy writes for Psychology Today, and has contributed to the PBS program, This Emotional Life. Her first book, Growing Happy Kids, has been translated into multiple languages. In October, Maureen’s new book came out, The Emotionally Healthy Child. When: 5:30 to 6:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 633 East Cabrillo Blvd RSVP: by 5 pm on February 22; www. teddybearcancerfoundation.org WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 After School at Montecito Library Come play on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month; activities include tech toys, arts and crafts, Legos, and more. Children under the age of eight must have an adult present. When: 3 to 4:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Leaf Learning This 60-minute presentation is a guide to the health and wellbeing applications of cannabis. The event will include a panel of industry experts such as Dr. Margaret Peterson, Dr. Connie McLaughlin-Miley, Liz Rogan, and Autumn Shelton. You will learn how and why cannabis works, the conditions and illnesses it helps remedy, along with dosing and legalities. Some of your learning take-aways will be the difference between hemp and marijuana, the endocannabinoid system, how CBD and THC differ, dosing options, and methods. When: 5 pm

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 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 Knit ‘N Needle Fiber art crafts (knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more) drop-in and meet-up for all ages at Montecito Library When: 2 pm to 3:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 FRIDAY, MARCH 1 Walk & Roll Montecito Union School students, teachers, and parents walk or ride to school, rather than drive. Join MUS administrators in the Via Vai Upper Village parking lot to walk to school and start the day with fresh air and exercise. When: 8 am Info: 969-3249 Classic Storybook Luncheon World-famous lifestyle designer Kathy Ireland will join United Way of Santa Barbara County’s (UWSBC) Women United for “A Classic Storybook Luncheon.” Proceeds from this event will support United Way’s early education programs in Santa Barbara County. Women United mobilizes a powerful leadership network of women to strengthen the Santa Barbara community. Through fundraising, volunteerism, and advocacy, Women United focuses on expanding United

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Way’s early educational opportunities for local children from pre-K through third grade. When: 11:30 am Where: Coral Casino, 1281 Channel Drive Cost: $100 Info & RSVP: www.unitedwaysb.org/ storybookluncheon 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 SUNDAY, MARCH 3 Concert at the Music Academy Gramophone’s 2017 Young Artist of the Year Beatrice Rana is making waves in the international classical music scene, arousing admiration and interest from conductors, critics and audiences around the world. Winner of prestigious competitions, a soloist with the world’s finest orchestras and a critically-acclaimed recording artist, the Italian native is one of the brightest young stars in the galaxy of great pianists. Her “commanding, innate musicality” (Los Angeles Times) will be at the heart of a program that reveals the possibilities in piano technique. When: 4 pm Where: Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road Cost: $10-$37 Info: www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu ONGOING Fire Prevention Cleanup The Montecito Fire Protection District will conduct its annual neighborhood fire prevention cleanup program starting the week of February 25, 2019. The program is offered to residents in the community to reduce the volume of flammable vegetation in order to create a more defensible and survivable space around the property and to reduce the overall community threat from wildfire. The District’s Wildland Specialists offer property inspections to educate the residents on ways they can improve the defensible space around their home. Upcoming schedule: 2/25/19 for the El Bosque, Bolero, Hodges, Periwinkle, Juan Crespi, El Dorado and Live Oaks neighborhood Fundamentals of Backpacking Dust off your backpacks and lace up your boots (trail runners)! The Los Padres Forest Association (LPFA) will once again be hosting a Fundamentals 21 – 28 February 2019

of Backpacking course. This will be the 6th year of organizing backpacking classes. The classes are designed for introductory backpackers of all ages but no matter what your backpacking skill level, there will be tons to learn. The instructors are seasoned thru-hikers, local experts and gear gurus with decades of experience. The topics for the classes include: footwear, mapping/ GPS, backpacks, ultralight, clothing systems, water filtration, sleeping options, shelters/tents/hammocks, cooking, and electronics, and there will be in-the-field experience to put the skills to use. When: The five-week course starts March 6 and lasts through April 3, 7 pm to 9 pm Where: La Cuesta High School, 710 Santa Barbara Street Cost: suggested donation Info: beemancron@gmail.com

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ast week our cover story shared the soft opening of the Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel & Resort, which opened its doors nearly 20 years after the closure of the original Miramar closed in 2000. As part of the new Miramar project, developer Rick Caruso was required to fund and construct a new sewer lift station with an emergency back-up generator. Phoenix Civil Engineering and Filippin Engineering, in collaboration with Montecito Sanitary District engineers, designed the facility, which is located on the northeast corner of the Miramar site. The lift station was constructed under contract with the Sanitary District by local construction company Cushman Contracting. The facility is located 30 feet underground, and includes two pumps and one back-up pump to service the wastewater from the Miramar project. The facility, which cost over $5M to build, has won an engineering award, according to MSD Maintenance

MSD new board members Woody Barrett and Dana Newquist with MSD reps at the Miramar lift station

The 30-ft deep lift station that services the Miramar was completed in October

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Supervisor Rico Larroude, who gave us a tour of the facility earlier this month. Larroude and his staff will operate and maintain the facility, in compliance with industry standards and environmental regulations. The lift station features a diesel generator and automatic transfer switch to operate the equipment during power outages, consistent with MSD practices. The exterior of the lift station was designed in cohesion with the aesthetic of the Miramar Resort, helping it blend in with the residential feel of the resort. Larroude and MSD Operations Manager Alex Alonzo took us on a tour of the four other lift stations in Montecito; MSD new Board Members Dana Newquist and Woody Barrett also joined the tour to see firsthand the intricate infrastructure belonging to the District. The four other lift stations are located on Posilipo Lane, Eucalyptus Lane, Bonnymede, and Channel Drive, and are needed to pump sewage from low-lying areas near the ocean. The Posilipo Lane lift station was damaged during the 1/9 debris flow, and despite filling with mud and debris, the pumps remained in operation. “Our main priority during the disaster was to keep the stations operational,” said Larroude, who was first on the scene in the early morning hours of January 9, 2018. After the mud was cleared out of the station, which is 24 feet underground, new concrete walls were installed to protect it from future debris flow. The station pumps about 10,000 gallons per day, servicing the oceanfront neighborhood east of San Ysidro Road. The smallest and oldest station, on Eucalyptus Lane, services 14 oceanfront properties. During the debris flow disaster last year, MSD reps

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pumped the sewage daily without a generator, until local infrastructure was restored. The nearby Bonnymede lift station services Edgecliff Lane, Bonnymede, and Humphrey Road. The lift station located on Channel Drive services the Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore, the Coral Casino, Montecito Shores neighborhood, and the Channel Drive/Hill area, pumping 100,000 gallons per day. Although it too was impacted by the mudflow, it never seized operation. Four staff members from MSD inspect and maintain the stations, physically checking each station twice a week to look for issues. Preventative maintenance is conducted once a month. “All the stations are highly monitored for issues on an ongoing basis,” said Larroude. “We want to proactively find anything wrong before the operation of the lift station has a chance to fail. Wastewater does not stop if our equipment shuts down.” In addition to the pump stations, the MSD wastewater collection system includes approximately 61 miles of VCP gravity pipeline, 12 miles of PVC gravity pipeline, and 2.2 miles of sewer force mains. While the infrastructure has not been damaged during our recent rainstorms, General Manager Diane Gabriel tells us that an increase in wastewater to the treatment plan indicates that there are exterior drainage systems draining into the MSD connections. “We want that water to go into the ground, not in the sanitary sewer system,” she said, explaining that excess water that is not from interior sources dilutes the treatment process and can be problematic. Gabriel urges all residents to call the District for a free inspection if they have exterior drains on their property and are unsure where that water goes. For more information, visit www. montsan.org.

Debris Basin Clearing Continues

With more, albeit mild, rain on the way, the Santa Barbara County Flood Control District continues to clear our local debris basins following several strong storms earlier this month. This week County crews began utilizing Goleta Beach to dump beach compatible rocks and sediment, following the beach disposal at Carpinteria Beach at Ash Avenue that began on February 4. Prior to beach disposal operations, the District obtains emergency permits from state and federal agencies. Emergency permits allow for disposal of beach compatible sediment at three beach locations: Carpinteria Beach, Goleta Beach County Park, and Butterfly Beach in Montecito. The



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Festival Of Hearts

Friendship Center board member and sponsor Andy Siegel with event co-chairs Pamela Vander Heide and Kathy Marden Dorothy and Toto from The Wizard of Oz, aka Kathryn Cherkas and Kona

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he Friendship Center elder day care held its 20th Festival of Hearts Luncheon turning Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort into the Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz. The 20th milestone of an event is symbolized by emeralds hence the suggestion to come as an Oz character or at least wear green. The results were photo ops with Dorothy and Toto (who seemed to thrive on all the attention) and the Good Witch Glinda plus a couple of tin mans. The Friendship Center sends out papier-mâché hearts to art-

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tographing, and lovingly preparing the heart-art. The bids start around $35 or $40.They are then displayed for the silent auction. It seemed like this year’s were more inspired than usual. Sharon concurs. The Montecito Jazz Project kept the cocktail hour lively playing Wizard of Oz songs – “I’m off to see the Wizard!” Who was behind all the fun? That would be co-chairs Karolyn Hannah, Pamela Vander Heide, and Kathy Marden and their committee: Sue Adams, Greta Lledke, Marianne Meeker, Andy Siegel, and Dana VanderMey. Executive director Heidi Holly has been at the helm of Friendship Center since 1989. As she said, “It’s been fun following the yellow brick road and

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many thanks to all the volunteers at Friendship Center and for this luncheon plus the heart-ists (over 30). It’s a significant anniversary because it’s the 80th year of The Wizard of Oz, 40th year of Friendship Center and the 20th year of Festival of Hearts.” Glinda aka Carol Metcalf was emcee and Steve Sandoval was the auctioneer for the live auction. Patricia Forgey is president and promotes the hearts for Valentine’s Day gifts. She wants everyone to know that the proceeds benefit Friendship Center’s HEART (Help Elders at Risk Today) program. Gerrie Shapiro gave a testimonial about her father who is 97 and has memory issues. He goes to Friendship

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applicable water quality standards for recreation, the County Public Health Department is monitoring the operations. The beaches will be open unless notified otherwise and the Beachside Restaurant, located at Goleta Beach County Park, will not be impacted.

Chaplin’s Closes

Beach compatible rocks and debris from our local debris basins are being disposed of at Goleta Beach beginning this week

County’s winter storm sediment deposited on Ash Avenue significantly nourished and restored the beach helping abate the impacts of a seven-year drought. Goleta Beach County Park has also been impacted by the drought, as well as significant king tides, resulting in no beach areas during high tide. The District has

collected sediment samples from each debris basin site that will have material taken to the beach, and sediment samples will continue to be taken throughout beach sediment disposal operations. Ocean water samples were taken prior to beach disposal operations as well. To ensure that ocean water at the disposal sites meets

Earlier this month, Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee, owners of The Monarch and Chaplin’s at the Montecito Inn, announced the closure of Chaplin’s Martini Bar, which opened in September. The duo, who has found great success with their all-day eatery, The Monarch, as well as their newest concept, Silver Bough, have plans to open another eatery in the Chaplin’s location in the coming weeks. The new concept will be the third iteration of the space in the last year; Frankland’s Crab & Co. closed in August after opening in April of last year.

Dog Adoption at George

On Saturday, February 16, George Pet Shop in the Montecito Country Mart hosted an adoption event for a senior dog, Tally Star. The 10-year-

old “tripod” dog was adopted four years ago but brought back to DAWG (Dog Adoption & Welfare Group) a few months ago after her new owner moved to the East Coast and was unable to bring the dog. “She came back with a mass on her leg and had to have it amputated, but she gets along really well,” said volunteer Shelly Greenbaum, who is helping rehome Tally. “She’s super sweet, and has her Canine Good Citizenship Certificate, showing she successfully completed therapy dog class.” Tally Star is a lab/pit mix and has her own Facebook page (search: Adopt Tally Star) for potential adopters to learn more, or email rgreenbaum@ cox.net.

New Director of P&D

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Center five days a week. At first he had concerns but now he loves it. As Gerrie said, “It gives me time to keep sane. They treat him like an adult, not like a child.” Besides programs and activities there is a light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. There are two locations, one in Montecito and another in Goleta. Call Justine Sutton, development and communications coordinator, at 805.969.0859 x 11. She would be happy to arrange a tour. At Friendship Center there are plenty of hearts to go around.

Go Red co-chairs Steve Golis and Karen Chackel

Go Red Luncheon

The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront was a sea of red with a sold out crowd of 450 ladies and gentlemen sporting red – dresses, suits, ties, scarves, boas, even socks. It was all because the American Heart Association (AHA) was having their annual luncheon to promote and raise dollars for heart research and related areas. When you hear that one woman’s life ends every 80 seconds due to heart conditions, it makes you think. The day began with a Health Expo, which included blood pressure screenings, heart health education, nutrition information, and much more. There were also CPR

Heart transplant survivors Marsha Griggs and Thomas Johansen

Co-chairs Karen Chakel and Steve Golis added, “There is a misconception that it’s a man’s disease or you’re too young to have heart disease.” That is a myth. They wanted to thank their fabulous committee: Justin Anderson, Christina Chackel, Madison Chackel, Mary Cochrane, David Edelman, Jill Fonte, Joanne Funari, Janet Garufis, Teri Gauthier, Chahla Ghomai, Jonathan P. Johnen, Brianna Johnson, Dianne Johnson, Linda Le Brock, George Leis, Julie McGovern, Catherine Remak (emcee), Susan Rodriguez, Sarah Sinclair, Joe Stubbins, Janice Takeda, Tony Vallejo, Beth Vos, and Lori Zahn. Two local heart transplant survivors Thomas Johansen and Marsha Griggs (also a cardiac nurse) spoke of their lifesaving experiences. As Thomas said, “My new heart is definitely working. I never dreamed I would need a heart.” Marsha declared, “I’m alive because of research.” Sadly, there are never enough donor organs and every day people die waiting for one. There were six cardiac nurses honored by their peers and AHA: Marsha Griggs, Samantha Yim, Zaida Pascual, Sharon Morley, Gary Tartar, and Sue Weingartner. Kudos to the Circle of Red and Red Tie Society members who pledge a

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experts there to show us how to do it. My favorite was the tiny taste of cabernet sauvignon paired with a small piece of dark chocolate. “I’ll drink to that.” Board president Dr. Taylor Holve told us, “Eighty percent of cardiac events can be prevented. The good news is that there has been a 30% decline in deaths in women with cardiovascular disease, but it remains under-detected and under-treated in women.” Go Red encourages women to get heart checks just like mammograms. That would include checking blood pressure, cholesterol level, blood sugar, and body mass index.

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Hugh Hefner’s After Dark

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grated at a time when that was taboo. Headliners like Sammy Davis, Jr. in Las Vegas, couldn’t stay where they performed. The film featured Smokey Robinson, Joan Baez, Tony Bennett, Whoopi Goldberg, and Bill Maher – then and now. So if you care to get a glimpse of history and learn more about racial bias this is the film to see. And “that’s a wrap” for SBIFF 2019!  •MJ

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Hugh Hefner’s After Dark filmmaker Brigitte Berman

our Spanish friends came to visit and brought gifts. As we frantically tried to find something to give in return we decided to give them some Playboy magazines. They weren’t allowed in Spanish stores. Our friends loved them so much they came to visit every Christmas. We did have a Playboy key and visited one of the clubs in London complete with bunnies. My favorite Halloween costumes were a papier-mâché rabbit head (the logo for the magazine) that we made and my bunny costume. After moving to Santa Barbara and marrying Don, we had an oppor-

Lynda Millner and Don Seth lounging in front of the Hugh Hefner mansion

tunity to visit the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills in 2005 as you can see by the photo. Hugh wasn’t there but his three blonde bimbos were, being made up for a TV shoot for their series. We walked all around the property including the infamous grotto, which was steaming so much it made my hair curly. Fast forward to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) this year and there was a documentary feature called Hugh Hefner’s After Dark: Speaking Out in America. The

lady who made the film, Brigitte Berman portrayed a whole different side of Hef from the usual round bed, a gaggle of girls and dressed in pajamas. He was very smart, articulate, and not afraid to speak out on issues he believed in, such as politics and race relations. Hefner had two TV series in the ‘50s and ‘60s which looked like his living room with a party going on, but was also filled with musician celebrities who entertained and more importantly the shows were all inte-

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Lisa Plowman has been appointed the County’s next Director of Planning and Development

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For the past five years, Plowman has served as Principal and Planning Manager of RRM Design Group, a multi-disciplined design firm with more than 130 employees and four offices in California. The firm specializes in development of mixeduse infill, affordable housing, parks and recreation, public projects, spe-

cific plans and master plans. Prior to RRM Design Group, Plowman was Planning Manager of Peikert Group. Before her work as a consultant, Plowman previously worked in the County’s Planning and Development Department for 11 years, leaving in 2005 as the Deputy Director, a role she held for two years following nine years as a Planner III and Supervising Planner. In her current role managing the RRM Design Group’s Santa Barbara office and 20 employees, Plowman oversees the entitlement process for all private development projects and working with public agencies on long range planning projects including specific plans, master plans, reuse plans and contract planning services. “Ms. Plowman will be an excellent leader of the Planning and Development Department during this pivotal time in our County’s history,” said Second District Supervisor Gregg Hart. “Lisa’s vast experience with land use planning will serve our County’s unique environmental, residential, and economic needs well.” Plowman will take over for Dianne Black, who served as Interim Planning Director since March 2018 upon the retirement of Dr. Glenn Russell. Black had a 35-year tenure with the County.  •MJ

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dish. Then each perfectly matched plate was gently pushed towards us, all at the same time. Suffice to say the following 17 courses were well thought out and every combined ingredient melded gracefully into each special dish. Every The Silver Bough’s Phillip Frankland Lee and his wife-baker, Margarita Kallas Lee

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concoction wherein single ingredients could be identified if one took the time to dwell upon the activity going on in one’s mouth and throat. Not only did we not need knives, we barely needed teeth. An observation: there were so many “Wows” offered up by us diners upon tasting a dish, we were compelled to resort to the original Ojai natives’ language for a more elaborate expression of satisfaction. The Topa Topa Mountains that surround the Ojai Valley are so called because the natives had no word for “really tall.” Topa means “tall or high,” and those mountains are taller, higher, than any others around, so they became “Topa Topa.” During our eight-person food fest, better than “wow,” became “wow, wow.” And, it worked, as one diner would look into the eyes of another and each could wordlessly sense in agreement that we were experiencing a multitude of “wow, wow” moments. Black truffles from Alba, Italy, live spiny lobster and sea urchins from off the Santa Barbara coast, King Crab from Alaska, venison from northern California, Wagyu beef from Japan, goat cheese from Ojai, honey from... well, I could go on, but I won’t: print space prevents even more superlatives. Oh, and the wines, and the sake, and the Porto, and the cognac, were all of the highest quality and well chosen, all by Brian Lockwood. My take? If you can afford it – and we can all agree it is somewhere over the top of the normal price range for dinner – you should make a reservation (Thursday through Saturday only). I believe I can safely report without fear of contradiction that a meal at the Silver Bough is currently the most significant taste experience on the Central Coast. The Monarch, at 1295 Coast Village Road, is open for lunch, bar snacks (from 2 to 5 pm) and dinner. Valet parking included. The by-reservation-only Silver Bough, accessed through the Montecito Inn – as is the Monarch – is a separate operation. Call 805-869-0789 for more information.  •MJ

hef Phillip Frankland Lee and his wife-baker, Margarita Kallas Lee, in addition to having opened The Monarch in the space occupied by Montecito Café for nearly 30 years, recently opened the most audacious restaurant experiment on the Central Coast. It’s called “The Silver Bough” (the name revolves around a Celtic legend), and it’s an eight-guest tasting experience with the hefty price tag of $550 per person (inclusive of drinks, tax, and tip). Now, before you scoff and ask yourself and anyone nearby, “Who would pay such a price for a meal?” read on, because that is essentially what I thought too. Until, that is, I actually experienced the meal. Take this into consideration: the 18-course The Silver Bough cooking crew prepares each dish separately within feet of the eight diners sitting extravaganza (including canapés opposite them on the other side of the counter and mignardises) was created and cooked by a true master. Chef Phillip by Hannah Armer, our guide, into a entrée was but one or two bites and combines ingredients that under any dark enclosure that closed behind us. most did indeed melt into a delightful other circumstances could not, would It was centered by the inspirational not, possibly harbor complementary Silver Bough sculpture. At a given SANTA BARBARA tastes. Yet, they do. In fact, Phillip’s moment, we were asked to focus upon concoction of tastes and ingredients the western wall of the small dark works remarkably, extraordinarily, room as it opened and slowly revealed CONSIGNMENT COMPANY brilliantly well. Phillip, Margarita, and a cooking crew Three distinctly different canapés of three standing in front of a five-foot begin the three-hour-plus meal: the slab counter with a full kitchen behind first is made with Parmesan cream, them. Wagyu tartare, local honey, and black This was Theatre of the Raw. truffle; second is a combined taste Each diner had a seat at the counter treat of apple meringue, rye mousse, facing the team (Phillip, Margarita, candied lemon peel, and toasted Danielle Van Steen [Church & State, WE NOW FINE sponge FURNITURE/DECOR FOR Sandberg [Noma, CONSIGNMENT WE NOW ACCEPT FINE FURNITURE/DECOR FOR CONSIGNMENT hazelnut; chiveACCEPT and matcha BlueHour],  Robert ✓ QUALITY ✓ LAMPS cake made with whipped butter and Frantzen], and Sam Nuckols ✓ SLIGHTLY USED ✓ UNIQUE 4441 HOLLISTER AVE. a salmon roe finish off the taste buds [Cockscomb, Trois Mec, Petit Crenn, ✓ NEW FURNITURE ✓ VASES ✓ HOME DÉCOR SANTA BARBARA, CA 93110 before entering the magical realm. Daniel] as they cajoled and cooked, ✓ FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS ✓ RUGS ✓ MIRRORS (NEAR MODOC) We eight – going where no man or massaged and heated each ingredient ✓ HOUSEHOLD ITEMS ✓ TABLES ✓ BEDROOM SETS woman had ever gone before – were before manipulating and preparing 805-7707715 ✓ CHANDELIERS ✓ COUCHES led through the kitchen at The Monarch the structure of the final ready-to-serve

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PENDING ACTION BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TO: (1) WAIVE THE PUBLIC HEARING ON A COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT THAT MAY BE APPEALED TO THE CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION AND (2) APPROVE, CONDITIONALLY APPROVE, OR DENY THE COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT This may affect your property. Please read.

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that bids will be received and posted electronically on PlanetBids for: BID NO. 5717

Notice is hereby given that an application for the project described below has been submitted to the Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department. This project requires the approval and issuance of a Coastal Development Permit by the Planning and Development Department. The development requested by this application is subject to appeal to the California Coastal Commission following final action by Santa Barbara County and therefore a public hearing on the application is normally required prior to any action to approve, conditionally approve or deny the application. However, in compliance with California Coastal Act Section 30624.9, the Director has determined that this project qualifies as minor development and therefore intends to waive the public hearing requirement unless a written request for such hearing is submitted by an interested party to the Planning and Development Department within the 15 working days following the Date of Notice listed below. All requests for a hearing must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Request for Hearing Expiration Date listed below, to Ciara Ristig at Planning and Development, 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara 93101‑2058, by email at cristig@co.santa‑barbara.ca.us, or by fax at (805) 568‑2030. If a public hearing is requested, notice of such a hearing will be provided. WARNING: Failure by a person to request a public hearing may result in the loss of the person’s ability to appeal any action taken by Santa Barbara County on this Coastal Development Permit to the Montecito Planning Commission or Board of Supervisors and ultimately the California Coastal Commission. If a request for public hearing is not received by 5:00 p.m. on the Request for Hearing Expiration Date listed below, then the Planning and Development Department will act to approve, approve with conditions, or deny the request for a Coastal Development Permit. At this time it is not known when this action may occur; however, this may be the only notice you receive for this project. To receive additional information regarding this project, including the date the Coastal Development Permit is approved, and/or to view the application and plans, or to provide comments on the project, please contact Ciara Ristig at Planning and Development, 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara 93101‑2058, or by email at cristig@co.santa‑barbara.ca.us, or by phone at (805) 568‑2077. PROPOSAL: HORN CONVERSION/REMODEL PROJECT ADDRESS: 128 SANTA ELENA LN, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108 1st SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT THIS PROJECT IS LOCATED IN THE COASTAL ZONE DATE OF NOTICE: 2/20/2019 REQUEST FOR HEARING EXPIRATION DATE: 3/13/2019 PERMIT NUMBER: 17CDH‑00000‑00045 ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NO.: 009‑244‑004 ZONING: 20‑R‑1 PROJECT AREA: 0.47

APPLICATION FILED: 11/30/2017

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: • Applicant: Robert Pester • Proposed Project: The project is for a Coastal Development Permit to allow the conversion of an existing, attached 330 square foot (net) garage to habitable space, interior and exterior alterations, exterior bbq area at rear of residence and new landscaping. The existing single‑family dwelling is 1,728 square feet (gross). The driveway associated with the existing attached garage proposed for conversion, on the northern side of the property, would be removed and replaced with new landscaping. An existing, detached 2‑car garage would continue to provide parking for the single family dwelling. No grading or tree removal is proposed. The parcel would be served by the Montecito Water District, the Montecito Sanitary District, and the Montecito Fire District. Access would continue to be provided off of Santa Elena Lane. The property is a 0.48‑acre parcel zoned 20‑R‑1 and shown as Assessor's Parcel Number 009‑244‑004, located at 128 Santa Elena Lane in the Montecito Community Plan Area, 1st Supervisorial District. APPEALS: The decision of the Director of the Planning and Development Department to approve, conditionally approve, or deny this Coastal Development Permit 17CDH‑00000‑00045 may be appealed to the Montecito Planning Commission by the applicant or an aggrieved person. The written appeal must be filed within the 10 calendar days following the date that the Director takes action on this Coastal Development Permit. To qualify as an "aggrieved person" the appellant must have, in person or through a representative, informed the Planning and Development Department by appropriate means prior to the decision on the Coastal Development Permit of the nature of their concerns, or, for good cause, was unable to do so. Written appeals must be filed with the Planning and Development Department at either 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, 93101, or 624 West Foster Road, Suite C, Santa Maria, 93455, by 5:00 p.m. within the timeframe identified above. In the event that the last day for filing an appeal falls on a non‑business day of the County, the appeal may be timely filed on the next business day. This Coastal Development Permit may be appealed to the California Coastal Commission after an appellant has exhausted all local appeals, therefore a fee is not required to file an appeal. For additional information regarding the appeal process, contact Ciara Ristig. The application required to file an appeal may be viewed at or downloaded from: http://www.sbcountyplanning.org/forms/PermitAppHndt/AppsForms.cfm ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Information about this project review process may also be viewed at: http://www.sbcountyplanning.org/permitting/ Board of Architectural Review agendas may be viewed online at: http://www.sbcountyplanning.org/boards/rbar/

copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN No. 2019-0000293. Published February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAM E STATE M E NT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Local Search FX, 1117 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Robert W. Sheffield, 2745 Miradero Dr., Santa Barbara, CA

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Landscape Maintenance Scope of Work to include landscape maintenance at various reservoirs and pump station sites. A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held over two days, March 5th and March 6th, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day, to discuss the specifications and inspect the field conditions. Bidders will meet at 625 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA and carpool in a City-provided van to the locations outlined in the Scope of Work. There will be a sign-up sheet at the beginning and a sign-out sheet after the on-site walk through is completed for each day. Bidder must complete both on-site walks to qualify to participate in this bidding process. Please be punctual since late arrivals may be excluded from submitting a bid. Bids will not be accepted or considered from parties that did not attend the mandatory pre-bid meeting. Please RSVP via PlanetBids no later than close-ofbusiness the day prior to the scheduled bid walk. The City of Santa Barbara is now conducting bid and proposal solicitations online through the PlanetBids System™. Vendors can register for the commodities that they are interested in bidding on using NIGP commodity codes at http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/business/bids/purchasing.asp. The initial bidders’ list for all solicitations will be developed from registered vendors. Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained electronically via PlanetBids. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Contractors and Subcontractors must be registered with the DIR pursuant to Labor Code 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR. Bidders are hereby notified that any service purchase order issued as a result of this bid may be subject to the provisions and regulations of the City of Santa Barbara Ordinance No. 5384, Santa Barbara Municipal Code, Chapter 9.128 and its impending regulations relating to the payment of Living Wages. In the event of a conflict between Santa Barbara Living Wage and the California Department of Industrial Relations Prevailing Wage Rates, Contractor/Subcontractor shall pay the higher of the two classification rates. The City of Santa Barbara requires all contractors to possess a current valid State of California C61/D49 or C27 Contractors License. The company bidding on this must possess one of the above mentioned licenses at the time bids are due and be otherwise deemed qualified to perform the work specified herein. Bids submitted using the license name and number of a subcontractor or other person who is not a principle partner or owner of the company making this bid, will be rejected as being non-responsive. Bidders are hereby notified that a Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Weekend-Racer.com, 230 Bonnie Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Greenstuff LLC, 230 Bonnie Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 4, 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

DUE DATE & TIME: March 15, 2019 UNTIL 3:00 P.M.

93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 28, 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. FB N No. 2019-0000229. Published February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Merci Montecito, 1028 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. E & S Colling, LLC., 1337 Virginia Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 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

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Bidders are hereby notified that a separate Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation in consideration of award. ________________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. General Services Manager



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being written, people who live here are accustomed to getting the job done; hence the successful money-raising effort. So, we don’t actually need some political gas bag taking credit for confiscating someone else’s money to give to a third party. Just doing it themselves should be the motto and model for many – if not most – other communities. – J.B.)

Corrections Required

Okay, now I am a descendent of Presidio de Santa Barbara and Montecito’s Old Spanish Town, as reported in a recent Montecito Journal article about the 56th Annual Meeting in the Presidio Chapel. After that we all went over to the Alhecama Theatre for the reception. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Genealogy & Descendants Committee, Mary Louise Days said that Matthew Mora would be in the Journal. It was my cousin Priscilla Sesma who took the picture outside the theater. Whoever wrote the information did it wrong! Solano is stupid. It should have been spelled Soldado, and my friend Anne Petersen, who is the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, was not even mentioned. Also, in the other picture by Priscilla, the name of Louise Days is wrong! Her first name is Mary Louise. The last article I’m bringing up was posted in the Journal 30 August, 2017. I know it’s a little late to complain about it. It was Lynda Millner who interviewed me, my sister Ann Schroeder, and my cousin Paul Murrietta. Well, Lynda really spelled my maiden name wrong! I go by Suzi Calderon Bellman. It’s not Calderoon. That was so wrong of her to do that. I remember seeing her at the Biltmore when the King of Spain was there in 2013 when he was the Prince of Asturias. I also met him in 1995 at the Presidio. So please correct the errors. Anne already knows what is wrong. Suzi Calderon Bellman Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: Okay, got it – J.B.)

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for the organization. In the Congress Web Legislative Action Center, site visitors can see the issues being tracked by the organization, learn more about these issues, then compose and send a message to their legislators concerning the issues. Congress Web simplifies the message preparation, requiring only the name, mailing address, and email address of the user to produce letters and emails addressed to the correct legislators. The unique One-Click-Letters feature minimizes the time spent on the site by producing all correspondence with the click of only one button. Visitors who just want to learn more about their legislators can bypass the Issue’s section, searching directly for legislators using a ZIP code, legislator name, or committee name. The Soft Edge, Inc. takes care of everything. Issue information and issue letters are emailed to The Soft Edge. Changes to the site are performed in minutes. There is no software to learn. The whole process couldn’t be simpler. Using the Congress Web Reports page, the organization can produce up-to-the-second printed activity reports. Several report styles provide a comprehensive view of the correspondence activity. A database of site visitors is also available. The site visitors database can be downloaded for use by the organization in other grass roots activities. Most Grass Roots efforts are one way. You send out an Action Alert and hope for a response. With this service your grass roots participation is immediate and measurable. Participants also have fun using Congress Web. If you feel as I do that Congress Web is a great way to create Grass Roots involvement then call The Soft Edge, Inc. at (703) 442-8353 to sign up today. Anabel Ford Santa Barbara

Sundance and Davos

“Society relies on storytellers. The choices they make, the risks they take, define our collective expressions,” said Robert Redford at the Sundance Film Festival during this year’s event in January. In 1969, Redford created a film festival in which independent “storytellers” could emotionally influence audiences without distinction between fiction and nonfiction. “Creative nonfiction” is the phrase used to describe using a writer using fiction to further their opinions of nonfictional events. Redford chose his semi-isolated, small ski resort and studio outside Provo, Utah, for the sharing of opinions. As the economic aspects of the festival grew, so did the composition and affluence of the audience. In response, Sundance Film Festival was moved to the former mining, and current ski town, of Park City, Utah. Once a year,

participants from all over the world ascend 40 miles up the mountains from the Salt Lake City airport to overwhelm the town of only 8,378. In the early 1990s, my legal representation required frequent trips to our facilities in Salt Lake City, where the mountains added to the top-secret security measures necessary for the making of their rocket motors. My responsibilities were to reorganize our facilities to reflect the changing economics of managing our 6,000 employees in Utah caused by the presidents changing from Reagan to Clinton. Stress relief caused my first visit to Park City, and the mountains, skiing and golf will cause 2019 to be my 26th. Two years after Redford, in 1971, German-born Klaus Schwab invited European business leaders to the semi-isolated ski town of Davos, Switzerland (current population: 11,136). The meetings focused on how European firms could catch up with U.S. management policies. Similar to Park City, as the economic aspects of the conference grew, so did the composition and affluence of the audience. In 1974, political leaders were invited, and in 1987 the name was changed to the World Economic Forum. At Sundance, in 2019, the theme included the buzzword “inclusion,” which can be defined as “people not being treated unfairly because of their

race, sex, sexuality, religion or age.” The use of double negatives, like “not” and “unfairly,” provides for a subjective standard. At Davos, in 2019, the theme was “Globalization 4.0,” or “countries coming together as one big global economy.” The Prime Minister of Germany said countries should “remember others’ interest, then shape a ‘winwin’ policy.” However, the inclusion of those “migrating” to Germany is creating turmoil for existing taxpaying residents, as is illustrated by the exit vote in Great Britain. Similar turmoil caused the leaders of the U.S., Britain, and France, to forgo their usual attendance at Davos. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe re-iterated the U.S. free-and-fair trade policies presented at last year’s conference. U.S. participation at Davos included interviewers from major networks trying, unsuccessfully, to have business leaders label U.S. trade policies as harmful, a discussion on “inequality” was led by the CEO of the magazine that featured Trump dressed as a king on its cover (TIME, June 7, 2018), and a discussion on “poverty” led by the chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall. N.Y. Times reporter Paul Krugman labeled these and other discussions, as “inclusion.”

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What were their times all about? How do I weave that together with my own story, which is the framework of the book? Who were these people and how did they influence my life, and how do I feel about them as their child?... It was like going down a rabbit hole, and I found myself on all these interesting detours, and then having to put it together as a cohesive book.” But it took one more act of juggling by nature for the book to make it to publication, as key material was almost lost in the January 2018 Montecito debris flows, which destroyed Riskin’s home on Randall Road. “Before we evacuated, I’d set aside lots of photos for the book, notes, and other things that were precious to me and put them in a plastic file box upstairs in our house. Three days later, we discovered there was no house at all. The top had flown onto our neighbor’s roof and then collapsed. But three weeks later, when we had a crew going through the debris, they found the box, perfect and untouched, all of it safe. So the book itself is a little bit of a miracle.” Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, which will be released by Pantheon on February 26, will be celebrated at an event at the Music Academy on February 23 that launches Riskin’s national book tour, and at the Santa Barbara Club on February 26. Contact Allie Lebos at aelebos@gmail.com or 1-(972)-922-8239 for more information. Signed copies of the book will also be available at Tecolote Book Shop in Montecito and Chaucer’s Books. Q. What does the world perhaps get wrong or not understand about each of your parents? A. Most of the world thinks of my mother as having made one movie (King Kong). But she was in 120 films within a career that spanned 60 years from the silents to early TV. And she was a multidimensional person, so much more than just a movie star. I wanted to portray her with all her facets to reveal the human being beyond the superficial understanding. With my father, most people say he is the screenwriter of the Frank Capra movies – but really, Frank Capra was the director of the Robert Riskin stories. Capra was an archconservative. He’s remembered as the creator of the common man/populist romantic comedies of the 1930s, but it was my dad’s writing and value system that was at work. Capra did a wonderful job directing those screenplays and took more seriously than did my father advancing his public image and the idea of the “Capra Touch.” There’s a famous story often told about my father walking into Capra’s office

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and putting 100 pieces of blank paper on his desk and saying, “Here, Frank, put the Capra touch on that!” My father swore it wasn’t true, but my uncle swore it was. Either way, generations of writers have told that story to illustrate the frustration that directors get the credit for their stories. When I was president of the Writers Guild, I was happy to advocate for the family of screenwriters.

FAY WRAY and

ROBERT RISKIN

I am also curious about both what VICTORIA you learned about your parents that A Hollywood RISKIN you might not have known in comMemoir pleting this project, and even more so, what you learned about yourself, what resonated the most, in writing VICTORIA the book. RISKIN My father died when I was six, so he was frozen in time, and for me on a pedestal. I had deep grief over losing him, a thread of mourning that never really left or fully resolved. Finally, at this point in my life, going back and getting to know him as a human being and a writer and key figure in Hollywood – his gifts, his value system, and the themes in his movies – he became a multidimensional man who I could now know as a completely real person. That put him in the right place I needed him to be in my life. Some people spend their whole lifetime playing out a theme that was imbedded when they were a child. I feel I’m finally a more balanced adult. It took a while. How does your dad’s movie and what your parents represent resonate in today’s world? One of the films I’ll be showing on tour is Meet John Doe, in which the overarching theme is about demagoguery. It’s the story of a powerful newspaperman wanting to control the public versus John Doe, the voice of the common man. Another film is Mr. Deeds Goes to Town – the story of a man who has inherited millions and is made miserable by all the complications of wealth when so many people around him are starving and need a little help. He wrote these films during the Great Depression but these Robert Riskin themes are timeless. So when I show his movies around the country, I look forward to conversations about how some of what we are experiencing today is not new – the social divide, the political tensions, demagoguery – we’ve already been there and can survive if we stick together and maintain clarity about our values rather than demonize each other. My father believed in the basic goodness of people. I guess got that from him. From the early reviews, it seems like people are enjoying the story, your writing, and your perspective in capturing the era and the story of these two people who happen to be your parents as individuals, plus their love story, and your relationship to them. It’s heartening that the book is being received as an engaging and fascinating journey into old Hollywood, one with no emphasis on scandal but where the people are likeable and interesting. How do you sort through family stories and find out what’s legend and what’s real, and not overdo the writing? People have said it’s a book that’s easy to read and compelling and I am glad to hear that. Has writing the memoir got your creative juices going again? Do you foresee another book or screenplay? I develop a passion or keen interest and I follow it. For me, there is always a clean beginning, middle and end. Not that you end the fight for human rights, I’ve carried that with me all these years whatever I was doing. Whatever my next chapter, my work will always be motivated by things I care about. I’ve been lucky in that I’ve always been able to follow what captured my fascination, interest and passion. I never felt a slave to anything. I’m always looking forward. Next up is being on the road, talking about the book and seeing how my story touches others. Who knows where that might lead? I’m excited to be going to places like Austin or Omaha and meeting people I wouldn’t otherwise. We’ll see what comes of that. It’s a whole different endeavor. Having a website for the book, and learning about social media at my stage of life is like trying to roller skate for the first time. It’s a new set of skills. It’s an adventure and whole lot of fun. •MJ

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

Kirtan Confab

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here can you hear some of the greatest Kirtan/call-and-response chant artists all in one place short of attending a Bahkti gathering? How about Yoga Soup this Friday night, when Sounds into Silence, a feature-length documentary that explores chant meditation, makes its Santa Barbara public debut. Deva Premal & Miten, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, Dave Stringer, Lama Gyurme & Jean-Philippe Rykiel, Gaura Vani and Nina Rao are among the dozens of musicians and Kirtan leaders who appear in the film, both performing and discussing their devotion to the practice. Produced and directed by Georgia Wyss, who is making her directorial debut after editing such feature docs as The Light Bulb Conspiracy and A Crude Awakening, the film is the product of more than five years of research and filming sparked when Wyss became entranced by mantra chanting in 2004. The beautiful and compelling film documents visits to Kirtan gatherings around the world, including Paris, Barcelona, Greece, and even Russia, plus several locations in the U.S. The journey encompasses an astonishing array of different approaches, with variations in tempos, volume, styles, and instrumentation – from traditional harmonium and tabla, to harps and violins, to guitars and electric basses. Often times a single chant progresses from a quiet meditation to the upbeat energy evoking ecstatic dancing. The film shows how kirtan’s appeal extends to people from a diversity of spiritual paths, races and backgrounds, both among the mantra chant leaders and kirtan participants. Snippets of chanting are interspersed with interviews offering insight, background and benefits of the practice. “Chanting is about opening one’s own heart to engage in sharing, which creates empathy and compassion for others,” Jai Uttal, one of the early kirtan leaders in the U.S., explains in the film, a sentiment echoed by practitioners. “The first time I went, I didn’t even know what they were doing,” one woman recalls. “But I felt at home. I can’t intellectually even tell you what that is.” That also seemed to be the case in a segment filmed at San Quentin’s prison chapel, where an Indian mystic dances alongside a hardened criminal as they chant “Hare Bo” together. “It has such a soothing effect on my corazon,” the inmate says later. Friday’s Sounds into Silence screening will be preceded by a short mantra chant experience led by Sudama Mark Kennedy, the Santa Barbara intuitive/ energy healer and singer-songwriter who also often leads Kirtan and who recently accompanied Dave String at Yoga Soup earlier this month. “Mantra chanting generates an incredible release of bliss chemicals in the brain, and seems to have the magical effect of being both relaxing and energizing at the same time,” he said, noting that the predominant vowel in Sanskript is “aa,” “which is the sound of the heart.” “I like to think that when I’m chanting, I’m becoming more of a waveform, a rhythm groove experience that somehow seems to melt everything into a blissful feeling… It’s a way to understand the world as sound, the universe as a giant field of resonance. When we chant

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Cruising With Class

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y closest experience to living a dream come true was being hired to teach on board a cruise ship converted into a “floating university,” and sailing with it twice around the world. I had long fantasized that, one day, travel and education would be combined in ways like this – but to become part of such an adventure myself was more than I could ever have hoped for. It happened in the 1960s, and came about almost by accident. I had not even known of the existence of this program, (now called “Semester at Sea”) which was then trying to recruit faculty for its first voyage – but although it was late in the hiring season, I was unusually well-qualified for such a position, having already travelled widely, taught for several years, and earned a Berkeley PhD. in History. The intense nature of the experience makes it very hard to capture in a few words. It involved hundreds of American college-age students, a diverse corps of faculty, and two different ships of the Holland-America line, the “Seven Seas,” and then the “Ryndam.” In successive years, I went on two 3 ½ month roundthe-world voyages, and, in between, was employed as “’Academic Coordinator” at the “land campus,” Chapman College – a small Christian school, in Orange, California – where I helped to organize the next voyage. On board, I served not only as an Associate Professor of History, but also as a tour-leader, advisor (e.g. to a Poetry Group), and entertainer (writing and performing songs about the trip in occasional “talent shows” – a role I particularly enjoyed). The routes varied, but, on my two voyages, they happened to be the same (which made things a little easier the second time around): We sailed from New York across the Atlantic to Lisbon, through the Straits of Gibraltar, and around much of the Mediterranean, visiting Barcelona, Marseille, Rome, Athens, Istanbul, and Alexandria. Then we went through the Suez Canal, down the Red Sea, and across the Indian Ocean to what was then still called Bombay. Next came Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Osaka, and finally homeward, across the Pacific, to Honolulu and San Pedro. And it really was a school, with textbooks (and a library), assignments,

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tests, grades, and credits, which were transferable to other schools. We generally had classes while at sea, and educational excursions, sometimes lasting several days, when in port. e.g., in Egypt we saw the Pyramids, then traveled by train along the Nile down to Luxor. Free time was allowed, but it was always important to be back by the specified “on-ship time.” (Students who were late had to forfeit time in the next port.) We did have “Chaplains,” of various faiths, but the conservative Christian nature of the sponsoring College required an attempt to impose rigid moral standards, particularly concerning alcohol and drugs. Officially we were a “dry ship,” but of course, the same rules could not be enforced at times when students were free and unsupervised in port. Was there trouble? Of course, although incidents of students being sent home for misbehavior tended to be hushed up. One teacher that I know of was dismissed in mid-voyage for some offense connected with his being gay. Did people get seasick? Some, when the seas got rough. I never did. But I remember a time when the ship swayed so unexpectedly that my entire class was swept across the room. (Fortunately, nobody was hurt. But we did have a ship’s doctor, and two nurses – also a dentist, for whom I was once very thankful, when he was able to repair a cracked dental plate.) What about the food? It was pretty good, and I learned to appreciate some unfamiliar fare, such as the Indonesian rice-dish “Nasi Goreng.” On the “Seven Seas,” we had menus, and meals served by waiters, but on the “Ryndam,” it was all buffet-style. And the ports? My own favorite was Lisbon – partly because it was the first, after that long Atlantic “shakedown.” But I also acquired a particular liking for Portugal, even though it was then still ruled by the grim dictator Salazar. One appealing feature: although they had bullfights, they didn’t kill the bull. I liked Malaysia too, partly because it provided such a relatively tranquil contrast, after the chaos of India. And who can forget the spectacular beauty of sailing into Hong Kong? As for my ship-mates – well, I’d better not get into that here – because I married one of them. •MJ 21 – 28 February 2019


LETTERS (Continued from page 23)

Does the prevalence of opinions on the lack of “inclusion” mean that Redford’s words, “Society relies on storytellers”? Or that “the choices they make, the risks they take, define our collective experiences,” are now conveyed by creative nonfiction at Davos as well as Park City? Brent Zepke Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: “Creative Non-Fiction” goes by another name: “Fake News,” and it’s been used for decades already – J.B.)

Richard’s Ten Years

Wanted to give a shout out to Richard Mineards and the Journal for your great coverage of the Museum and Sea Center for these many years. Richard has always been so good to us in how he presents the many events and programs we do, and on behalf of all of us here at the Museum, I wanted to acknowledge him, his column, and your good publication. Luke J. Swetland

A Great Time

We have been vacationing and having a second home in Santa Barbara since 1963. Of course, we like to stay up to date on everything going on in the Santa Barbara-Montecito area. Richard Mineards’ “Miscellany” is the best way to really keep up on everything that is going on there. Thanks Journal for giving us this talented journalist. Keep it up, Richard, and thanks for a great 10 years. Glen Holden

Polo Pleased

I wanted to reach out to say how much we have enjoyed the many years of Richard Mineards’ column in the Montecito Journal. As longtime active players-members of the Santa Barbara Polo Club, we especially appreciate the excellent coverage he gives the club not to mention all of the other great organizations in Montecito and Santa Barbara. Make sure Richard keeps up the good work for another 10 years! Chuck and Margarita Lande

Keep ‘Em Coming

Just like to say that I have greatly enjoyed Richard’s column for the last ten years. Keep the articles coming. George Schoellkopf

Subscription Worthy

Please accept my Congratulations on Year 10 of Richard’s column. I am an avid reader and am always fascinated by the doings in your small town. Your area is blessed with wonderful programs and enough generous people to keep them going. Your paper, via Richard’s column provides a wonderful means to acknowledge the contri21 – 28 February 2019

butions of your citizens. I hope that they all have subscriptions. Margaret Willers

A Top Fiver

When I think about the things I love in Montecito, your devoted columnist Richard Mineards is in the Top Five. Reading his clever columns keeps me informed year round. And in person, his sense of humor and world knowledge is unsurpassed. Thanks for letting us all have a glimpse of the Mineards World each week. Charles Ward

Un-Missable

Would never miss this column, also when I lived in NYC. Had it on e mail. Congratulations, Richard, and more and more to come, I hope... Loads of Love. Marilyn Horne

Lucky Us

Thursdays have been a lot more fun since Richard Mineards started writing his column ten years ago. Thanks, Richard, for keeping us in the loop on all things Montecito. You have such a wide breadth of words and experience. We are lucky to have you in our rarefied enclave. Anne Towbes

Congratulations to all on the 10th anniversary of Miscellany, it is always fun to read. Chris Lancashire

all with a stylish sense of community. A most heartfelt thanks to you, Richard, for your Montecito Miscellany column. Our spot of Heaven wouldn’t be the same without you. Nina Terzian

Spot of Heaven

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Congrats

Congratulations only begin saying just how much your column, Montecito Miscellany, and Montecito Journal are appreciated. Tens years equate to thousands of eyes, myriad smiles, chortles and guffaws, and the countless times we’ve been informed and entertained. How many people can say they’ve delighted and titillated an entire community for a full decade? How many people can discern the inner workings, hear the heartbeat, inhale the very breath of our little spot of paradise? You send us bouquets of prose, heady and full blossomed. You offer us tidbits of interest, entwining the very roots of this community, so we may flourish together. You continue to mark the achievements and issues we face and you do it

Congratulations to Richard Mineards on his 10th Anniversary with the Montecito Journal. Always a fun read, “Miscellany” brings far more to our village than a list of names at events. The column is a good source on the backgrounds of those locals making the news and their associations outside Montecito. And this makes for an intriguing read, not to mention the selling of Montecito. A rarefied enclave of posh tony tiara tossers indeed! Robyn Geddes

Social Glue

Ten years go fast when you are having fun. Miscellany has become the glue of our social life in Santa Barbara. Gerald Incandela •MJ

Wanting More

We have been reading Richard’s column for 10 years. Always interesting and sometimes provocative. Here’s to 10 more successful years or as many as he wants. Marv and Gray Bauer

Hard to Believe

It’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years that Richard Mineards has been faithfully reporting on the comings and goings of interest in our “fair city.” There is hardly a concert or performance or gala event that hasn’t been covered by Richard, and always with the barb or wry observation or two that make his columns so enjoyable. The arts community is greatly appreciative of his staunch support. Here’s to 10 more years of faithful reporting. Pip! Pip! Hooray. Marylove Thralls

Good News Indeed

Just learned the good news (we need some of that these days). Richard Mineards’ (aka Mr. Pip) Miscellany column is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in the MJ, perfect time to celebrate Valentine’s Day too! Jean von Wittenburg

Our Fortune

How fortunate and blessed we all are. Looking forward to the next 10 years of Richard and the Montecito Journal. Bob Fell • The Voice of the Village •

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Coming

& Going by James Buckley



Teen Star 2019

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’ve been to a number of Joe Lambert’s Teen Star competitions and the only reason I’ve missed any is because I was either out of the country or out of my mind. This show – the Teen Star Finale – always presents some of the finest, or at least most enjoyable, entertainment one is likely to experience or participate in. Ten teenagers (there has been an exception, but the age group is from 13 to 18) are chosen in a year-long talent hunt from among a great number of competitors to become finalists. And, because this is Santa Barbara and Montecito, where art and talent are second nature to so many, the talent level is both first class and world class. This year’s group features at least two Montecito kids: Lauren Cantin, the young lady who was pulled from the mud in last year’s mud-and-debris slide, in which she lost both a brother and her father, and Dawson Fuss, my backyard neighbor’s bright and talented son. Since that unfortunate and deadly day in January, 2018, Lauren has reclaimed her life in dramatic fashion. She has sung at SOhO, has joined Kenny Loggins, Katy Perry, David Foster, and Brad Paisley on stage and performed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Fostered by Janet Adderley and her Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre, she’s also performed in musicals on stage. Dawson is a freshman at Cate School and began his “onstage” acting career as Shrek when he was five years old. Dawson, curiously, is the only boy in this year’s contest, despite the fact that the last three winners of Teen Star were boys: Daniel Geiger (2018), Nolan Montgomery

Fourteen-year-old Cate School student Dawson Fuss, also a Montecito resident, is the only boy who made the cut in this year’s Teen Star finale to be held at the Arlington Theatre Saturday night, February 23

Montecito’s resilient Lauren Cantin is one of this year’s 10 finalists in the Santa Barbara Teen Star finale

(2017), and Jackson Gillies (2016). This year’s other finalists are Emily Cummings, Elizabeth Enderle, Julia Galloway, McKenna Gemberling, Neve Greenwald, Audrey Harmand, Sofia Schuster, and Kimberly Syers. The two alternates are Rebecca Jamgochian and Mina Kaldi. In addition to audience voting, the three judges who’ll join emcee JJ Lambert (Joe’s son) on stage are Ben Margulies, co-writer (along with Mariah Carey) of three hit songs: “Vision of Love,” Love Takes Time,” and “Someday”; Justin Fox, lead singer of Dishwalla; and the inimitable, cheerful, and often exuberant Catherine Remak, KLITE deejay and news director, whose morning show, “Gary (Fruin) and Catherine in the Morning,” has been running for longer than, well, longer than most of us can remember. The Teen Star Finale will be held

at the Arlington Theatre on Saturday, February 23, beginning at 7 pm. Tickets cost from $25 to $40 and can be purchased at the Arlington box office. VIP sponsor tickets are still available. If you’d like to learn more about that, please contact Joe directly at: joe@ teenstarusa.com. If you decide to go, be prepared to be greatly entertained.

Magic Castle Cabaret

No doubt our universal man-abouttown Richard Mineards has covered the opening of Milt and Arlene Larsen’s Magic Castle Cabaret,

Montecito’s new private club, in his column. And there is no doubt that MJ’s society maven and beauty expert Lynda Millner will report on the same subject soon after, so no need to add my seven cents... However, I am not sure either of those fine folks will be writing about the sensation that is Scottish-born Steve Valentine, who calls himself an “actor, wizard, fake Muggle” on his website stevevalen tine.com. What a performer! What a performance! My cheeks still hurt from laughing so hard at his antics and his magic. Steve is not only a superb “magician” and comedian, he’s also a bona fide actor, having played Dr. Townsend for seven years on the TV series Crossing Jordan, along with a great number of other TV and film credits. Catch him wherever and whenever he appears (Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, on television...). Dick Sherman (who along with his late brother Robert) wrote not only the brain-freezing “It’s A Small World,” along with “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and all the other songs in the original Mary Poppins, but also are credited with having written more motion-picture musical scores than any other songwriters in the history of film, came by opening night to wish his old friend Milt luck. As did Las Vegas’s premier magical act, Lance Burton, who performed briefly and introduced Mr. Valentine to the Castle crowd. •MJ Steve Valentine wowed the crowd at Milt and Arlene Larsen’s Magic Castle Cabaret during opening week of the Montecito private club; with him in photo are MJ columnist Lynn Kirst (left) and inveterate photographer Priscilla

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Sun, Feb 24 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

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Thu, Feb 28 / 7:30 PM / Arlington Theatre “Whether she’s photographing the famous and powerful – or simply the woman next door – Annie always captures something unexpected and deeply personal.” – Oprah Winfrey

Tue, Feb 26 / 7:30 / Arlington Theatre High adrenaline mountain biking, mythical Patagonia, ultra-running, a climbing marathon in the Alps, pioneering surf photography and ageless athleticism.

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The Human Element: A Photographer’s Journey in the Anthropocene Sat, Mar 2 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre The Human Element, documents how the earth’s four elements – earth, air, water and fire – have all been impacted by a fifth element, homo sapiens. (80 min.) Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Chaucer’s

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Beatrice Rana, piano Sun, Mar 3 / 4 PM / Hahn Hall Music Academy of the West Program Chopin: Études, op. 25 Ravel: Miroirs Stravinsky: The Firebird (arr. Agosti) 25-year-old Italian-born Beatrice Rana is making waves in the international classical music scene and was named Gramophone 2017 Young Artist of the Year Up Close & Musical Series Sponsor: Dr. Bob Weinman

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we participate and align ourselves with the universe.” Sudama plans to open with a slow “om namah shivaya” (I bow to that Supreme Consciousness) chant to “attune the room” before offering a more upbeat 10-minute piece. He will also follow the screening with another 20-minute chant, as per Stringer’s suggestion that viewers will be inspired. “So we’ll chant again.” Admission to the 7-9 pm event on Friday, February 22, is on a sliding scale of $8-$20. Yoga Soup is located at 28 Parker Way. Call (805) 965-8811 or visit www. yogasoup.com/category/events.

Kirtan in IV

More live call-and-response chanting in Sanskrit takes place Saturday night, February 23, via Santa Barbara Mantra Lounge Kirtan. Sarvatma & Friends will lead the once again monthly immersion in an evening of meditative song via Kirtan yoga, followed by sharing of vegan refreshments, back for a second month at Yoga Isla Vista, upstairs in the back at 900 Embarcadero del Mar in Isla Vista. As always, all are welcome regardless of experience, spiritual beliefs, or quality of voice and are invited to sing, dance, and/or simply sit in silence. The $5 admission for the 7-9 pm event is collected at the door, and includes the post-chanting vegan treats. Visit www.meetup.com/Santa-Barbara-MantraLounge-Kirtan.

Halifax Addresses Death and Dying in Hospice Event

Roshi Joan Halifax, the renowned Buddhist teacher, author, Zen priest, and anthropologist, will give a presentation on “Courage, Love, and Compassion” at the Marjorie Luke Theatre on Wednesday, February 27. Halifax – who was just in town last October for a conversation with Pico Iyer presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures – is founder, Abbot, and head teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Director of the Project on Being with Dying. Her upcoming talk, sponsored by Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Community Education and Engagement Series, will address the often uncomfortable topics of death and dying, and offer new perspectives on end-of-life care. In addition to traveling the world engaging with audiences about the topics, Halifax has written several books on the subject in the context of Buddhism and spirituality, including The Human Encounter with Death (with Stanislav Grof), The Fruitful Darkness, Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Wisdom in the Presence of Death, and Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet. Immediately following the presentation, Halifax will sign copies of her latest book, Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet. The event is free and open to all community members. Advance registration is full, but a waiting list will be honored to fill the empty seats just before the two-hour events begins at 7 pm. Visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org/joan

Winter Healing Arts Faire

The Center of the Heart, Center for Spiritual Living, hosts the wintertime iteration of its quarterly day of healing offerings this Saturday, February 23, from 12 noon to 5 pm. Experience energetic healing, psychic readings, shamanic, and aura readings, medical intuitive readings, astrologers, and past life readings via a variety of Santa Barbara’s talented practitioners who will offer mini-treatment sessions of their services for $20 for 15 minutes. Full sessions are available for additional cost. Notably, the event also serves as one of the closest locations for the John of God Crystal Bed healing sessions. Arts and crafts vendors will also be on hand, showing and selling wares throughout the day. Visit www.center oftheheart.com or call (805) 964-4861.

On ‘Course’ at the Center

Center of the Heart launches a new study group in A Course in Miracles, the highly popular 1976 book that consists of a curriculum that aims to assist its readers in achieving spiritual transformation via teaching the value of gaining a full “awareness of love’s presence” in one’s own life. ACIM exploded in popularity in 1992 when Marianne Williamson – who later published several books based on the Course – discussed the book on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Often called “The New Age Bible,” ACIM has as one of its basic tenets the concept that “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” The study group will meet every Wednesday from 7:15-8:30 pm, with a suggested “love offering” of $10. Call (805) 964-4861, visit http:// centeroftheheart.com/event/a-course-in-miracles-study-group-3524 or email murielguilbaud@gmail.com.

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Mats atop MOXI

Power of Your Om yoga studio closes out a month of offering Yoga on Sunday mornings on the roof at MOXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation on lower State Street. The 9 am community classes are donation based, with 100 percent of the proceeds go support the children-oriented museum. All those who come to the event can stay after the 45-minute session and enjoy the museum for no additional charge. Sign up in advance as space is limited, and remember to bring your own yoga mat and dress in layers for the winter elements. Call (805) 770-5000 or visit www.facebook.com/ events/653501848404117. Also at Power of Your Om: Beads & Brews on Friday March 1. Participants will receive instruction in how to make a mala – a string of 108 prayer beads that is used to count mantras or affirmations as part of meditation or prayer – and also drink some beer together. The $50 admission for the 7:30-9:30 pm workshop back at the yoga studio (1221 State Street, Suite 201) includes all of the materials needed to make the malas, which are also used as a wearable piece of meditative jewelry. Visit www.facebook.com/events/486526008541703.

Manifesting with Magic

Wendy Cooper’s new Santa Barbara School of Esotericism and Ecospirituality Meetup debuts at 10 am on Saturday, February 23, with the intriguing query: “Are you ready to become the master of your reality?” In the two-hour workshop in The Bride’s Room at Unity of Santa Barbara, Cooper will discuss “magic” in the context of scientific studies, imagination, and energy frequency. She will provide tools for “connecting to your higher self, aligning to a higher frequency, and manifesting your 5D wishes into 3D reality.” The ongoing Meetups – intended toward people who are interested in Esotericism and Eco-spirituality and discussing mystical topics – will include discussions, special guests, and workshops at various locations in the community. Subjects to be discussed include Alchemy, Tarot, Psychic-Mediumship Abilities, Energy Healing, Meditation, Feng Shui, Herbal remedies, Numerology, Crystals, Magick and manifestation, Faeries, Metaphysics, Nature healing and spirits, Symbols, Chakras and Archetypes. Saturday’s workshop costs $30. Visit www.meetup.com/Santa-BarbaraSchool-of-Esotericism-and-Ecospirituality, www.wendymichellecooper.com or www.facebook.com/WendyCooperIntuitive.

Constellations, Continued

The Peaceful Soul Constellation Workshop facilitated by Lesley Weinstock and Maya Shaw Gale is returning for its first public occurrence in months. The facilitated group trans-generational healing process allows people to disentangle from loyalties and burdens they might carry that do not belong to them. Constellations help us restore love, connection, security, and belonging, resulting in life-changing resolution of long-standing issues or blocks. At the 10:30 am to 1 pm event on Saturday, February 23, at a private home in Carpinteria, one person will experience a personal constellation while there will also be two group exercises to allow everyone to experience a taste of constellation work. Participant fee is $15. RSVP required. Contact Lesley Weinstock (who is a Physician Assistant, Functional Medicine and Women’s Health Specialist, Facilitator of Constellation Work, NVC and Byron Katie’s The Work) at (805) 212-0052 or lesleyweinstock@yahoo.com, or Maya Shaw Gale (Certified Hakomi Practitioner/Trainer, Life Coach, Intuitive and Ceremonial leader, facilitator of workshops and trainings in body/mind and group field transformational processes) at (805) 857-1789 or mayashawgale@gmail.com.

Goin’ South: Expo at LAX

The 17th annual Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo, which takes place this weekend, February 22-24, at the LAX Hilton, boasts more than 200 exhibitors (including the Sunburst Sanctuary in Lompoc), 150 speakers (including 12 keynotes), 12 panels, 100 free lectures, and 20 post conference meetings onsite. Among the presenters are A Course in Miracles expert/author Marianne Williamson, trance channeler Kimberly Meredith, Jason Silva, Nassim Haramein, Steven Kotler, Deborah King, and Gail Thackray (Living Your Soul Purpose). Neuroscience and Tech, Ancient Aliens, Sacred Geometry, and Near Death Experience are just four of more than a dozen program in-depth tracks. The Expo’s 88-page program guide is available at select newsstands downtown and elsewhere as well as online at the gathering’s comprehensive website. Tickets range from $20 for Friday general admission in advance, to $625 for an all-inclusive three-day Platinum Pass, good for admission to all events and workshops. Visit https://expo.consciouslifeexpo.com or call (800) 367-5777 for more info. •MJ

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Steven Libowitz has reported on the arts and entertainment for more than 30 years; he has contributed to the Montecito Journal for more than 10 years.

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Puppy Power: Collective Confers Jazz-plus UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Snarky Puppy at the Granada on Sunday, February 24

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rying to pigeonhole Snarky Puppy into a single genre would be a fool’s errand, but suffice it to say that the three-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn-based collective that features a revolving cast of up to 25 musicians makes music that’s at once heady, heart-centered, and headed for the dance floor, an amalgam they call “music for your brain and booty.” Many of the members maintain busy schedules as sidemen and/or producers with such artists as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and David Crosby, and come together in Snarky to, for lack of a better phrase, let their freak flags fly. Bassist and primary composer Michael League, who founded the band while he was still in college in 2003, talked about its evolution and impetus via email in advance of Snarky Puppy’s Sunday, February 24, concert at the Granada Theatre. Q. You grew up with folk music and a stripped down sound is still a lot of what you play. What fostered your desire to move into jazz and more complicated structures? And how does that satisfy what I imagine is still an affinity for folk/ simplicity in music? A. My interest in jazz came about largely through the influence of my older brother, Panayotis, who was playing jazz drums during my teenage years. He showed me bands like Modereko and Oscar Peterson’s trio, and my dad had groups like Steely Dan in his record collection. I guess I just naturally traveled from CSN to Zeppelin to Steely Dan to Straight Ahead. They were gateway drugs of a sort. What was the impetus behind Snarky Puppy, and how has that evolved over the years? How much reflects a desire to influence the listener vs. simply exploring your own interests? Snarky Puppy was a vehicle for the 21 – 28 February 2019

music I was writing in my first year of college. It was a combination of my new-found interest in jazz and the music I grew up with, which had a more audience-accessible aesthetic. There was no agenda or mission statement. We were only trying to play interesting, original music that we related to. How has going from relative obscurity to relative fame – and Grammy Awards – had an impact on the music? Has the

vision stayed true? If anything, it gave us more confidence to write the music we really want to write, knowing that now people will hear it. It opened many creative doors for us... after all, we were recognized for doing what we love. So it makes sense that the people who recognized us for that would want to hear more of what we love to do. It’s actually been liberating as opposed to confining. Band membership/participation is always in flux; what are the factors that help the group gel as an ensemble with such a flexible roster? I think that the band’s sound is a combination of an initial concept, the various personalities and musical tastes of the players, and the mentality of embracing everything that we experience in order to push our music forward. Everyone has their own voice, and their own story. We try to create a place where everyone can just focus on being themselves while serving the compositions. And I think

that the fact that we’ve played close to 2,000 gigs makes the music gel in way that isn’t possible without that amount of mileage. I read a quote from you: “It’s my instinct to pollute the sonic landscape with as many things as I possibly can.” What’s your process for honing and refining? I’m so aware of this tendency that now I think I’ve gotten into the habit of doing the opposite, sometimes to a fault. I have little tricks I use to limit my instinct to clutter things up. But generally I’ve grown to love landscapes with space, so my intuition is changing towards doing that naturally. If a track sounds full before it’s gone to mixing, you have too much going on. From what I understand, there isn’t much jamming. Is there room for improv or is it more tightly scripted like, say, Steely Dan? There’s loads of improvising. In fact there are very few moments during a gig in which no one is improvising. But “jamming” in the sense of free-form improvisation doesn’t happen much. We have structures within which certain players can freely express themselves, and the structures are the things that make each

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Magic Castle in Hollywood opened its doors. The new club, on the former site of the popular eatery Café Del Sol opposite the Andree Clark bird refuge, starred Lance Burton, 58, who did more than 15,000 shows in front of five million fans in his eponymous $27 million 1,274-seat theater at the Monte Carlo Casino in Las Vegas and retired nine years ago, ending a stellar 31-year career. He credits Milt with landing him his first appearance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show in 1981, which rocketed him to fame and fortune. He appeared on the NBC show in Burbank ten times with Carson and another ten times with new host Jay Leno.

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Magician Lance Burton, Gwyn Auger, and Magic Castle Cabaret owners Arlene and Milt Larsen (photo by Priscilla)

Jim Buckley, Karen Lehman, magician Steve Valentine, and Teresa Kuskey Nowak of La Boheme (photo by Priscilla)

Burton appeared with an equally adept magician, Scottish-American Steve Valentine, who also starred in the NBC crime drama, Crossing Jordan. Among the 100 guests were former mayor Helene Schneider, Nina Terzian, Ginni Dreier, Hiroko Benko, Craig Case, Mary Poppins composer Richard Sherman, Baron Ron Herron, Lynn Kirst, and Mo McFadden. The Criers Music spanning the centuries was artfully played when the 16 Boston musicians A Far Cry made their debut at the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, part of UCSB’s Arts & Lectures series.

The 12-year-old energized Grammynominated string orchestra played a riveting repertoire, kicking off with the Baroque 18th century classic Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 before launching into Kennedy Center Honors recipient Philip Glass’s delightful 20th century Symphony No. 3. The extremely entertaining show wrapped with Hungarian composer Bela Bartok’s Divertimento for String Orchestra and Argentinian Osvaldo Golijov’s Tenebrae. An utterly superb evening...

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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 33) Joe Buttitta, Kelsey Gerckens, Tracy Lehr, Kacey Drescher, and Mike Klan at the Golden Mike awards in Los Angeles

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Quartet Kills Grammy Award nominees the Danish String Quartet, visiting our Eden by the Beach for the fourth time, gave two very different performances for their UCSB Arts & Lectures appearances. The fab four – violinists Frederik Oland and Rune Tonsgaard Sorensen, cellist Fredrik Schoyen Sjolin and violist Asbjorn Norgaard – kicked off their latest visit at the intimate Rockwood Woman’s Club with Last Leaf: A Nordic Folk Program, an informal salon-style event. Just 24 hours later they were at the university’s 900-seat Campbell Hall playing string quartets from Haydn, Abrahamsen, and Nielsen. They can’t come back soon enough... Light Chasers It was back to the future when the Santa Barbara Symphony under veteran maestro Nir Kabaretti returned to a work it co-commissioned more than a decade earlier, acclaimed Chicago composer Joseph Schwantner’s “Chasing Light” at the Granada. The enchanting evening continued with Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, featuring three stellar local musicians – cellist Ani Aznavoorian and violinist Paul Huang, both members of the Camerata Pacifica, and regular guest Swiss-born pianist Gilles Vonsattel. The sold-out concert closed with Robert Schumann’s popular Symphony No.3 in E-flat Major, inspired by the history and spirit of Europe’s mighty River Rhine.

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Deneuve’s Duds French actress Catherine Deneuve, even at the age of 75, is still raking it in. A live auction at Christie’s in Paris of her wardrobe, with each of the 120 pieces designed by the late couturier Yves Saint-Laurent, raised more than $1 million, with most lots selling for multiple times their pre-sale estimate. Deneuve, who I had the pleasure of dining with at a jet set party for 550 guests in the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este in 1996 thrown by Brazilian billionaire Gilberto Scarpa, is selling her 18th century Normandy chateau and decided to downsize her considerable wardrobe. The film star first met the talented Algerian in 1965 at the age of 20 with her then husband, British fashion photographer David Bailey, when he designed an evening gown she wore to meet Queen Elizabeth. Remembering Radziwill On a personal note, I remember Lee Radziwill, sister of the late Jackie Kennedy Onassis, who has died in New York at the age of 85. I would often see her at Manhattan social events, including society watering holes like Le Relais and Mortimer’s, where she was escorted by author Truman Capote or dashing Lord Edward Somerset, brother of the now Duke of Beaufort. I particularly remember sitting next to her at La Goulue, a popular Eurofuff eatery on Madison Avenue, the day her sister had died in 1994. I expressed my sympathies, but was rather surprised that she laughed and joked throughout lunch with her French female friend on what should have been an occasion of great sadness for herself and America. New Director Hillside House has appointed Rosemary Rice as new program director of its Veronica Springs Residence, which caters for 59 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She succeeds Jessica Thumm, who has been in the position for the past two years. 21 – 28 February 2019


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Rice has more than 14 years experience at the Tri-Counties Regional Center with individuals with developmental disabilities, and also worked with several nonprofits including the Family Service Agency, the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and the Mental Wellness Center. She holds a masters degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University, a teaching credential from UCSB, and a bachelors degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin. Sightings: Former Montecito resident comedian John Cleese sashaying

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improvisational section specific to that song. One of my favorite things about Snarky Puppy is the way in which we improvise as a group. The same song can be almost unrecognizably different from night to night based on a single thing that a single player contributes in a single moment. Everyone’s ears are open, receptive to the subtleties floating around the stage from each individual player, but without disrespecting the essential content of the composition itself. This allows us to consistently deliver the emotional content of the songs each night while allowing the music to grow and breathe, creating a unique musical experience each night (for better or worse!).

Tariqh’s Take on Teen Star

Tariqh Akoni won’t be at the Arlington Theatre on Saturday night for the 10th Teen Star Santa Barbara finals, as the longtime music director for Josh Groban is on tour in Asia with the pop star. But you can bet a good part of his attention half a world away will be on the singing competition, as Akoni served as the mentor for the 12 young vocalists (10 finalists and two alternates) who are vying for the county’s American Idol-style crown.

(See the Entertainment Calendar on page 42 for details.) “I was really amazed by the level of talent,” said Akoni, who has spent 15 years with Groban, as he waited for his plane to depart New York for the Philippines. “They were really creative and very musical, and much more mature than I expected. I was really stunned.” It’s likely the teens also took quite a bit from their time with Akoni, who took over mentoring duties from Kenny Loggins. “I looked at my role more as a musical director than a vocal coach, and coming from the perspective of the audience,” Akoni said, describing the balancing act. “I wanted to give them tools to help them grow into their own artistry. But not so much that I was dictating how I would do it, or define things so specifically that I’m stifling them and not letting them find their own voices.” While trying to work within each singer’s “skill set” to steer them toward what they would they need to win on Saturday night, Akoni did find himself drawn to a couple of the competitors, although he didn’t play favorites. “There were two or three who really stood out and I remember being really struck when I first heard them. Some of them came in with such a strong sense of art, I’m really curious

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Oscar Olympics

In what is shaping up as an unusual year at the Academy Awards, the top handicappers (aka Oscarologists) are pretty much are split on picking the likely winners, as the guilds, BAFTA, and other indicators have also diverged. Surprisingly, all four of the acting categories seem to be up for grabs, as are many of the other major awards. Still, it’s a cinch that SBIFF will have already honored the man who will walk away with the Oscar for Best Director when the Academy Awards are broadcast live on Sunday evening, February 24, as once again all five director nominees were on hand for the festival’s own award night which features interviews and discussion with each of the auteurs. On the other hand, the number of overall Oscar nominees were reduced by a sizeable factor when the 101 Freeway closure prevented two-thirds of the expected participants in the producer and screenwriter panels from being to attend their events on the first Saturday of fest. But it’s virtually a given that several SBIFF attendees will be snapping up statues on Sunday as the Academy Award nominee quotient at SBIFF increased anyway, given that all 18 of the recipients of the Variety Artisans Award and participants in the Women’s Panel are also up for Oscars, not to mention the nominated actors and actresses who received tributes. How many familiar faces who just appeared in Santa Barbara will we see on the broadcast? And who will walk away with the biggest awards? If the idea of a host-less Oscar show for the answers makes tuning in at home seem a little lonesome, check out other Oscar viewing options including SBIFF’s benefit pajama party at the Riviera Theatre complete with Red Carpet arrivals, food, drinks, prizes, and an auction, a free Academy Awards viewing party at the Alcazar Theatre in Carpinteria, or the free digital HD simulcast at the Arlington Theatre downtown.

Further Focus on Film

With SBIFF in the rear-view mirror, UCSB Arts & Lectures jumps back in with a different sort of movie mara-

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thon via the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, boasting some of the best short films on mountain subjects from extreme sports to mountain culture and the environment shot in multiple exotic locations. The fest – a perennial favorite, as Santa Barbara has been a tour stop for the last 28 years – runs February 26 & 27 at the Arlington, with two distinct programs. Details and tickets at (805) 893-3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures. UCSB.edu. Elsewhere, the co-working space known as The Sandbox joins the movie madness via hosting The Backcountry Film Festival, a celebration of the human-powered experience, on Friday, February 22. Created by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, a nonprofit working to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes, the fest features 10 shorts encompassing adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, and ski culture. Admission is $10. UCSB Pollock’s Beatles Revolutions series screens Across the Universe, Julie Taymor’s 2007 reimagining of the band’s music as the soundscape for art, revolution, and love in the 1960s, on Wednesday, February 27. Veteran music and cultural critic Greil Marcus joins Carsey-Wolf Center director Patrice Petro for a discussion following the free screening.

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The grand opening of the Magic Castle Cabaret across from the Andree Clark Bird Refuge was a singular sensation, boasting headliner Steve Valentine with the now semi-retired legendary 30-year Las Vegas magician Lance Burton – for whom one of the Cabaret’s rooms is named – as opening act. Then there was Richard Sherman at the baby grand piano doing a medley of the hits he composed with his late brother from Mary Poppins and It’s a Small Small World. We’ll have much more down the road. In the meantime, you don’t need to be a member to take in the larger scale illusions performed by The Clairvoyants, the Austrian mentalist duo who took second place in 2016 on America’s Got Talent, when they appear (pun intended) at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom on Friday, February 22… Speaking of Stories is ending its long run after the current series concludes in the spring, but its Personal Stories segment – patterned after The Moth – continues to grow. Two full slates of true tales told by their local authors alternate twice at Center Stage Theater February 24-27, then they’ll do it all again with 20 more original offerings from April 8-11… In between, The Moth Mainstage itself returns to the Lobero via KCRW on April 4. •MJ 21 – 28 February 2019


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Bid Acceptance. The City of Santa Barbara (“City”) will accept sealed bids for its La Colina Force Main No. 1 Replacement Project (“Project”), by or before March 20, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., at its Purchasing Office, located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, at which time and place the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Each bidder is responsible for making certain that its Bid Proposal is actually delivered to the Purchasing Office. The receiving time at the Purchasing Office will be the governing time for acceptability of bids. Telegraphic, telephonic, electronic, and facsimile bids will not be accepted. Project Information. 2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located in the City of Santa Barbara extending from the La Colina Lift Station along La Colina Road to N. La Cumbre Road with discharge to a transition MH on N. La Cumbre Road at Via Lucero. The Work consists of construction of a new force main of approximately 3,250 linear feet using fused HDPE pipe. If traditional trenching methods are employed, the work includes the removal of the existing force main which is comprised of 8-inch cast iron (CI) and ductile iron (DI) pipe. The existing piping contains sewage sludge, which will require proper disposal. Thrust control at bends of the new HDPE pipe shall not be with thrust blocks, however, it is most likely that the existing force main has thrust blocks that will require removal during trenching. The project also includes Traffic Control for all of the associated work and coordination with summer recess at two local schools. The Contractor shall be responsible for maintaining control of odor and noise. In addition, the work includes all repair and reconstruction of existing improvements affected by the Work, including removal and replacement of any damaged utility lines. In addition, the work requires the modification of two existing plug valves, located in the valve vault at the La Colina Lift Station. 2.2 Time for Completion. The planned timeframe for commencement and completion of construction of the Project is: one hundred and sixty (160) calendar days. 2.3 Engineer’s Estimate. The Engineer’s estimate for construction of this Project is: $800,000.

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License and Registration Requirements. 3.1 License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): A General Engineering Contractor. 3.2 DIR Registration. City will not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder and its Subcontractors are registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work under Labor Code section 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions.

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Contract Documents. The plans, specifications, bid forms and contract documents for the Project, and any addenda thereto (“Contract Documents”) may be downloaded from City’s website at: planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?Company ID=29959. A printed copy of the Contract Documents may be obtained from Cyber Copy Shop, located at 504 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, at (805) 884-6155.

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Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of 10 percent of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to City, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that, within ten days after City’s issuance of the notice of award of the Contract, the bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and all other documentation required by the Contract Documents.

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Prevailing Wage Requirements. 6.1 General. This Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes. 6.2 Rates. The prevailing rates are on file with City and available online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half. 6.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code section 1771.4.

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Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bond for 100% of the Contract Price regardless of contract dollar amount.

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Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code section 22300.

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Subcontractor List. Each bidder must submit, with its Bid Proposal, the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the Base Bid) for each Subcontractor that will perform work or service or fabricate or install work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents.

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Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders before submitting a Bid Proposal.

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Bidders’ Conference. A bidders’ conference will be held on Wednesday February 27, 2019 at 1 p.m., at the following location: La Colina Pump Station located near 4000 La Colina Street for the purpose of acquainting all prospective bidders with the Contract Documents and the Worksite. The bidders’ conference is non- mandatory.

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Specific Brands. Pursuant to referenced provision(s) of Public Contract Code section 3400(c), City has found that the following specific brands are required for the following particular material(s), product(s), thing(s), or service(s), and no substitutions will be considered or accepted: Item:

Required brand:

Reference:

Plug Valve Worm Gear

Dezurik

Modification of 2 existing valves Drawing C10 and Specification Section 15116

By: ___________________________________ General Services Manager Publication Dates: 1) Feb. 13, 2019

Date: _________________________

2) Feb. 20, 2019 END OF NOTICE INVITING BIDS

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copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN No. 20190000352. Published February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2019.

copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN No. 2019-0000234. Published February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT: The following person(s) has (have) abandoned the use of the Fictitious Business Name(s): Glow Fitness, 421 West Anapamu Street Apt C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Whitney Eves, 1395 Virginia Road, Santa Barbara CA 93067. Elizabeth Alexander, 421 West Anapamu Street Apt C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was originally filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 27, 2014. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos, filed February 5, 2019. Original FBN No. 20140003057. Published February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Montecito Association, 1469 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Montecito Protective & Improvement Association, INC, 1469 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 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 Brenda Aguilera. FBN No. 2019-0000243. Published February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT: The following person(s) has (have) abandoned the use of the Fictitious Business Name(s): Bridal Bootycamp, 1 North Calle Cesar Chavez Street, Suite 110, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Elizabeth Alexander, 421 West Anapamu Street Apt C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was originally filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 3, 2016. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos, filed February 5, 2019. Original FBN No. 20160000668. Published February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Villa Maria Post Acute, 425 Barcellus Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454. Santa Maria Healthcare, INC., 27101 Puerta Real, Suite 450, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 5, 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. 20190000301. Published February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Montecito Club, 920 Summit Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Montecito Country Club, LLC, 920 Summit Road, Montecito, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 28, 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



FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Uncorked Wine Tasting & Kitchen, 432 E. Haley, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Crush Santa Barbara, LLC, 25 S. Salinas, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 1, 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN No. 2019-0000269. Published February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Mc Bree Frances; Music Canyon, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Marko Srdanov, 14 E. Islay Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Erland Wanberg, 623 Romero Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 28, 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. 20190000232. Published January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HomeTKR, 14 Parker Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Lisa Knutson, 9445 Asuncion Road, Atascadero, CA 93422; Lynsey Trueman, 5451 Thames, Goleta, CA 93111. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 17, 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

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NOTICE INVITING BIDS: BID NO. 3952 LOCUTION FIRE STATION ALERTING SYSTEM INSTALLATION 1.

Notice is hereby given that bids for Bid No. 3952 shall be received to furnish and deliver all services and materials for the LOCUTION FIRE STATION ALERTING SYSTEM INSTALLATION per the attached terms, conditions and specifications. Bidders must be registered on the City of Santa Barbara’s PlanetBids™ portal in order to receive addendum notifications and to submit a bid. If any Addendum issued by the City is not acknowledged online by the Bidder, the PlanetBids System will prevent the Bidder from submitting a bid. Bidders are responsible for obtaining all addenda from the City’s PlanetBids portal. Bid results and awards will be available on PlanetBids. Bids will be received until 3:00 P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019. At this date and time all bids received will be electronically opened and posted. It is the responsibility of the bidder to submit their bid with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time. Late or incomplete bids will not be accepted.

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Project Information. 2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located at various City of Santa Barbara fire stations and is described as follows: INSTALLATION OF FIRE STATION ALERTING SYSTEM 2.2 Time for Completion. The planned timeframe for commencement and completion of construction of the Project is: 40 working days after Notice to Proceed 2.3 Estimate. The estimate for this Project is: $66,000.00 2.4 Bidders’ Conference. A MANDATORY bidders’ conference will be held on February 28, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. for the purpose of acquainting all prospective bidders with the Contract Documents and the Worksites. NOTE: Bidders will meet at 121 W. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Fire Station 1). From there, the group will vanpool (based on capacity) or caravan to the 8 additional locations outlined in the Scope of Work. There will be a sign-in sheet at the beginning and a sign-out sheet after the walk through is completed. Bidder must complete the on-site walk to all 9 locations to qualify to participate in this bidding process. Allow 6 – 8 hours, bring water and a lunch. Bids will not be accepted or considered from parties that did not attend the mandatory walk-through. Bidders are requested to RSVP through the PlanetBids portal no later than close-of-business the day prior to the scheduled bid walk.

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License and Registration Requirements. 3.1 License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification: C-7 Low Voltage Systems OR C-10 Electrical Contractor 3.2 DIR Registration. City will not enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder and its Subcontractors are registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work under Labor Code section 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions.

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Bid Security. No bid security is required for this project.

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Prevailing Wage Requirements. 5.1 General. This Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes. 5.2 Rates. The prevailing rates are on file with City and available online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half. 5.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code section 1771.4.

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Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide separate performance and payment bonds for 100% of the Contract Price regardless of contract dollar amount.

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Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code section 22300.

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Subcontractor List. Each bidder must submit, with its Bid Proposal, the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the Base Bid) for each Subcontractor that will perform work or service or fabricate or install work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents.

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Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders before submitting a Bid Proposal.

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Retention Percentage. The percentage of retention that will be withheld from progress payments is five (5) percent.

By: _______________________________________

Date: ________________

William Hornung CPM, General Services Manager Publication Date: 2/13/19 & 2/20/19 Montecito Journal END OF NOTICE INVITING BIDS

the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN No. 2019-0000133. Published January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Embrace, 616 Rolling

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Brook Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Carole Duby, 616 Rolling Brook Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 25, 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 Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN No. 2019-0000219. Published January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Becker Construction; Becker

Studios, PO Box 41459, Santa Barbara, CA 93140. Becker Inc., 412 E. Haley Street Studio #3, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 25, 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

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PUBLIC NOTICE City of Santa Barbara NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Santa Barbara will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 5, 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 Mark Massara of the Planning Commission’s decision to approve a Conditional Use Permit to operate a building materials supply company and lumber yard within the existing industrial buildings located at 35 N. Calle Cesar Chavez, at the southern corner of E. Yanonali Street and N. Calle Cesar Chavez. This is an appeal of the application filed on September 24, 2018 by John Cuykendall, Dudek, Agent for Verde Ventures, LLC, Property Owner of 35 N. Calle Cesar Chavez, Assessor Parcel No. 017-113-004, OM-1 / S-D-3 (Ocean-Oriented Light Manufacturing / Coastal Overlay) Zones; Coastal Land Use Plan Designation of Ocean Oriented Industrial, in the appealable and non-appealable jurisdiction of the Coastal Zone (MST2018-00505). If you challenge the Council's action on the appeal of the Planning Commission'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, February 28, 2019, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, will be available at 735 Anacapa Street and at the Central Library. Agendas and Staff Reports are also accessible online at www.santabarbaraca.gov; 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 www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CouncilVideos. 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 February 15, 2019 Published February 20, 2019 Montecito Journal

a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN No. 20190000221. Published January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Venice Sky Productions, PO Box 41628, Santa Barbara, CA 93140. Dale Griffiths Stamos, 209 E. Mountain Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 8, 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 Christine Potter. FBN No. 20190000063. Published January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2019. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME:

CASE No. 19CV00469. To all interested parties: Petitioner Lisa Ann Rood filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Lisanna Rood. 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 January 30, 2019 by Terri Chavez. Hearing date: April 17, 2019 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27

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Real Estate  

by Mark Ashton Hunt

Mark and his wife, Sheela Hunt, are real estate agents. His family goes back nearly 100 years in the Santa Barbara area. Mark’s grandparents – Bill and Elsie Hunt – were Santa Barbara real estate brokers for 25 years.

New and Reduced Listings

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here are two categories of real estate offerings that grab the most attention from agents and buyers alike, and these are new and/or reduced in price listings. When a property hits the market, everyone wants to see inside, judge the value, make an offer or wait and see… When a property has been sitting for a while on the market with no offers, it can fade into the background. However, when a property that has been on the market awhile announces a price reduction, that announcement triggers a reconsideration of the property. The following parcels are either new to market and/or have recently announced price reductions.

1167 Dulzura Drive: $2,999,000

Located on a private road inside the Cold Spring School District, this contemporary 4-bdrm, 2.5-bath ranch house boasts mountain views from both the kitchen-family room and the patios on either side of the house. The living and entertaining areas blend with the open chef’s kitchen, it being the house’s focal point. There is a sunken living room with fireplace and the bedrooms can all be found off the extra-wide hallway. The bathrooms have been redone and there are custom European doors and windows that showcase the landscaping on this approximately .89-acre lot. There are numerous fruit trees, a hot tub with private view patio and a pavilion that boasts an attractive spot to relax in the shade. This home has been on the market for six months and the price has just been reduced.

723 Lilac Drive: $3,300,000

This new listing offers 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in over 5,000 sq ft of living space, in the Montecito Union School District. The home is sited on a secluded, gated, one-acre lot that provides a quiet and private setting with a filtered ocean view backdrop. The primary level contains all the entertaining areas; entry foyer, formal living room, dining room, family room off the kitchen with eat-in area and walkin pantry. Additional rooms at the entry are the laundry room, 3-car garage, 2 bedrooms, large hall bath, and two 1/2 baths for each wing of the home.

Upstairs, accessed by a circular stairwell or the elevator, the master suite is accompanied by a separate office-bedroom and an additional crow’s nest style room with wet bar and balcony.

2303 Bella Vista Drive: $5,650,000

The ocean views from this new listing on Bella Vista Drive are among the best available on the market right now in Montecito. When the door opens, a panorama of ocean, Channel Islands, Santa Barbara harbor, and seemingly all of Montecito is revealed. This property offers a 4-bedroom main residence, guest house, pool, and spa, rose gardens, two koi ponds, fruit trees, and numerous hiking-equestrian trails on over 4.5 private acres. The mostly single-level main residence is separated into two separate wings and the residence is anchored by a formal entry and large sunken living room, with 20-foot folding doors and dramatic ocean views at the center of the home. The master suite has a private south-facing deck, walk-in closet, and a home office-yoga room. A formal dining room with 20-foot high ceilings, remodeled kitchen, family room, and two additional bedroom suites command the east wing of the house, with ocean views from almost every room. Additionally, this home is located within the Montecito Union School District.

396 Woodley Drive: $5,975,000

This property was priced over $7,000,000 when first listed last year and has been reduced over time to the current asking price. The home includes over 6,000 square feet and is set into a hillside in the Cold Spring School District. The



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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

From Ballet to Ballroom – Arthur Murray Dance Studio Santa Barbara, the long-running ballroom dance instruction academy located in the heart of downtown – one of over 260 studios in more than 21 countries that make Murry the largest private dance organization in the world – presents its first-ever public Arthur Murray Theater Show a few blocks away at the Center Stage Theater. The black box venue hosts the one-night only event full of the glitz and glamour of couples dancing by the students and professional dance faculty of the studio as they present a cornucopia of theatrical routines and beautiful choreography. From sizzling salsa performances to sensual and romantic rumba routines there is something for every mood and every taste under the ballroom umbrella. The dancers range from brand new students who will demonstrate how much one can accomplish within a few months to accomplished competitive dancers who travel the world and wow judges and audiences with their impressive skills. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Upstairs in the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center, at the intersection of Chapala and De la Guerra Streets COST: $25 INFO: (805) 963-0408 or www.centerstagetheater.org

Taking the Helm in Troubled Waters – Who better than Doris Kearns Goodwin to highlight what many consider a crisis of leadership under the Trump Administration? The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, and well-known political commentator with a decades-long career as a presidential historian that began when the then-24-year-old graduate student at Harvard was selected to join the White House Fellows, one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. Well known for her appearances and commentary on television, Goodwin is frequently seen in documentaries including Ken Burns’ The History of Baseball and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History and on news and cable networks and shows including Meet The Press and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She also played herself as a teacher on The Simpsons and a historian on American Horror Story. Combining her signature storytelling skills with lessons from four of our nation’s presidents – Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson – Goodwin will draw on her seventh and most recent book, Leadership

EVENTS by Steven Libowitz

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Golden State-Lone Star Blues Revue – The word “supergroup” gets bandied about way too often, but at the very least, the pairing of Grammy-nominated harmonica player/vocalist Mark Hummel (who has worked with Charlie Musselwhite, Brownie McGhee, and James Cotton, among others) with guitar legend Anson Funderburgh (of Anson & The Rockets) along with guitarist Mike Keller (Fabulous Thunderbirds/Marcia Ball/The Keller Brothers), drummer Wes Starr, and bassist R.W. Grigsby (Jimmy Vaughan, Asleep At The Wheel, Kim Wilson, Carlene Carter) is, at minimum, an all-star cross country blues bonanza. The melding of California musicians Hummel and Grigsby with Texans Funderburgh, Keller, and Starr invigorates the musical connection between the regions via energetic, soulful music that also swings. Near L.A. native Hummel formed his first band, The Blues Survivors, in 1976, and also is the mastermind behind the annual Blues Harmonica Blow-Out, showcasing four different blues-harp players each year. Texas-born Funderburgh has worked with Delbert McClinton, Boz Scaggs, Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ronnie Earl, in addition to The Rockets. Sounds like a blazing hot night. WHEN: 9 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $18-$23 INFO: (805) 962-7776 or www.sohosb.com

in Turbulent Times, published last September 2018 and an instant New York Times bestseller, to provide an essential road map for leaders in every field and for all of us in our everyday lives. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $30-$75 INFO: (805) 8992222 / www.granadasb.org or (805) 893-3535 / www.ArtsAndLectures. UCSB.edu

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Lang Lines – Formed less than eight years ago by Juilliard School grad/ former member of Twyla Tharp’s company THARP!, Jessica Lang Dance has already achieved heights in the dance world, having performed its repertoire of 25 unique works for audiences nationally and internationally in more than 75 cities, 35 states, and seven different countries, and attracting rave reviews for its work that embodies a genre-bending contemporary movement style that resists categorical definition. Lauded for a repertoire rich in stunning movement, dynamic visuals, and cinematic composition, the New York-based company of 10 dancers perform pieces by Lang that seamlessly incorporate striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging works that feature gifted, graceful, and athletic movements. The company is also strongly influenced by a commitment to artistic collaboration, and has been presented at premier venues and festivals worldwide including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, BAM’s Next Wave Festival, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, among others. As one of the most celebrated choreographers of her generation, Lang has created original works for American Ballet Theatre and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater among many others, and worked in opera on the production Aida for San Francisco Opera and Washington National Opera. JLD’s diverse Santa Barbara program features Lines Cubed, The Calling, Glow, Solo Bach, Sweet Silent Thought, and Thousand Yard Stare. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $35-$45 INFO: (805) 899-2222 / www.granadasb.org or (805) 8933535 / www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

Tenth Teen Star – Based loosely on such TV shows as American Idol, the Teen Star Santa Barbara program was established in 2010 to help alleviate the void created by the elimination or severe cutbacks to youth arts, music, and theater programs in local schools and to give our local youth an outlet to showcase their talent in a healthy environment. Nearly a decade later, you could say it’s been a smashing success, as the competition is fierce, audience participation at the sold out Arlington Theatre continues to soar, and past winners – including 2016’s Jackson Gillies, who performs regularly in the area on bills with local rock stars – go on to make music a passion. Any 7th-12th grade student enrolled in a Santa Barbara County school is eligible, and they go through two selection processes before advancing to the finals, where they show off their chops after having been mentored by a local pro. This year’s Teen Star mentor is Tariqh Akoni,

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a guitarist, composer, songwriter, and producer who has been musical director for the multi-platinum singer Josh Groban (who will perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl on September 5) and has toured or recorded with Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Bette Midler, among others. Locals have seen him as the bandleader behind all-star shows at Summer Solstice and SOhO. Among the finals this year is Lauren Cantin, the Montecito 10th grader whose brother and father perished in the Montecito debris flows a year ago, and Cate School 9th grader Dawson Fuss. The winner – chosen by electronic audience voting from three finalists selected by celebrity judges from the music industry along with the audience – will receive a $1,000 scholarship, recording sessions, and performance opportunities. Appropriately, all finalists also get funding for their schools’ arts programs. WHEN: Red Carpet 6 pm, competition and concert 7 pm WHERE: 1317 State St. COST: $40 (discounts available) INFO: (805) 963-4408/www.thearlingtontheatre. com or www.axs.com Teens Tickle the Ivories – In what looks like a coincidence, more talented teenagers are performing at the same time as Teen Star barely a football field away. So if classical music on keyboards tickles your fancy more than vocalists singing show tunes and pop hits, check out SB Piano Boys, aka Rhyan and Zeyn 21 – 28 February 2019


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Interesting ‘Intersection’ – The UCSB music and dance departments come together for a collaborative concert featuring chamber music and dance for a single performance. The program features original choreography by dance faculty and students set to music from contemporary composer David Lang and Andy Akiho, among others, performed by music faculty and students. “[We’re] using contemporary repertoire reflecting current trends in dance performance, including such instruments as electric violin, solo snare drum, percussion ensemble, and traditional chamber music configurations,” said UCSB Music faculty member and concert director Jon Nathan in a press release, explaining that the concert stems from a two-decade-long on campus collaboration Director of Dance Christina McCarthy. “Learn to Fly,” an excerpt from Lang’s larger three-movement “Take These Broken Wings” that was commissioned by Eighth Blackbird in 2008, focuses on various physical and musical challenges, which will be evoked via choreography Senior BFA dance major Elicia Kraus as a final thesis work. McCarthy’s choreography for Akiho’s “Stop Speaking,” performed by Nathan, envisions the arc of a relationship between two people to the line of the snare drum playing off of the rhythmic line generated by the voice of the electronic narrator. Next up is UCSB College of Creative Studies alumnus and composer Alysia Michelle James, who is also a dancer and aerialist, presenting her take on the captivating story of the ill-fated puppet, Petrushka, in her piano quartet, “Love Petrushka,” for which McCarthy has restaged a part of the classical ballet as a puppet/dance/ theater work. Four more unique collaborations round out the program. WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall COST: $10 general, $5 students, free children ages 12 and under INFO: (805) 893-2064 or www.music.ucsb.edu/news/ purchase-tickets.

Shweyk, who are 13 and 14 years old, respectively. The brothers have been playing classical piano since age five, composing since age eight, performing publicly since a year after that, and recently even began teaching music to other youngsters of all ages. They have performed for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra farewell concert and the Santa Barbara Youth Opera at the Lobero Theatre, at the Music Academy of the West in Hahn Hall, as part of Santa Barbara Fiesta Finales, with the Ojai Youth Opera at Libbey Bowl, and at Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery, plus a number of hotels, restaurants, and cruise ships, here and abroad, not to mention private functions and fundraisers. They’re regulars at local retirement

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DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN FRI FEB 22 7:30PM UCSB ARTS & LECTURES

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homes, the local farmers markets, and have recently become an integral part of a UCSB music ensemble and performed at Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. SB Piano Boys play Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, and Debussy, among others, and have a full twohour repertoire of some of the best known pieces by these composers, or can improvise and play for up to four hours, which they often do on weekends on State Street and Stearns Wharf. So if you’re yearning for youth in concert, take your pick or cross Victoria Street and see them both. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $10 general, $5 students INFO: (805) 962-7776 or www. sohosb.com •MJ

SUN FEB 24 7PM CAMA

RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA WED FEB 27 8PM UCSB ARTS & LECTURES

JAMES BALOG SAT MAR 2 7:30PM UCSB ARTS & LECTURES

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Russian Week’ Begins – The Russian National Orchestra, which was founded less than 30 years ago as a courageous demonstration of artistic freedom during the Soviet regime, has risen to the pinnacle of the classical music world, as indicated by its recent selection as one of the world’s top orchestras by a panel of international critics. The RNO will perform a special all-Rachmaninoff program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the composer’s arrival in America where he took up permanent US residence (and performed for CAMA at the Lobero in 1929 and 1941). Vocalise, Op.34, No.14, and Symphonic Dances, Op.45, sandwich a performance of his Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18, featuring Tchaikovsky Competition silver medalist George Li as soloist. The performance kicks off four events over five days, including Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Tchaikovsky’s lyric opera Eugene Onegin at the Lobero March 1 and 3, and a private screening of Alexander Sokurov’s film Russian Ark at Impact Hub Chapala Center on February 28, free for ticket holders of both concerts. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $45-$125 INFO: (805) 899-2222 or www.granadasb.org.

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REAL ESTATE (Continued from page 40)

innovative design by Warner Group Architects optimizes the potential of the site, taking in the expansive views of the Santa Ynez mountain range. The home features walls of glass, steel beams, and high ceilings. The living space – with 12-foot ceilings – is open and uncluttered, allowing an abundance of natural light into the home. Sliding pocket glass walls disappear neatly when open, taking full advantage of indoor-outdoor living. The patios are strategically placed around the home, with a 15-foot stacked flagstone wall fountain being the

focal point just outside the dining area. Exterior landscaping includes Italian Cypress and lemon trees, accented by fragrant rosemary. A spacious three-car garage with separate bath is located off the motor court and the house is equipped with multi-zone A/C and heat, as well as a usable basement. Please feel free to contact me regarding any Real Estate needs or to set up a showing with the listing agents of any properties featured here – Mark@Villagesite.com or call/text 805-6982174. Please view my website, www.MontecitoBestBuys.com, from which this article is based. •MJ

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Sliced Steak Salad, 6 oz................................................................... 27 arugula, radicchio, endive, sautéed onion

Arugula, Radicchio & Endive, reggiano, balsamic vinaigrette.... 12 Caesar Salad..................................................................................... 12 Farm Greens, balsamic vinaigrette................................................. 12 Jimmy the Greek Salad, french feta ............................................... 12 Giant Shrimp Cocktail (3 pcs)........................................................ 18 Grilled Artichoke, choice of sauce.................................................. 12 Burrata, tomatoes, arugula, evoo....................................................15 French Onion Soup Gratinée ......................................................... 12 Matzo Ball Soup or Today’s Soup ..................................................10 Lucky Chili, cheddar, onions, warm corn bread............................14 Fried Calamari, two sauces ............................................................. 12

Seafood Louie ....................................................................................32 two shrimp, 4 oz. crab, egg, romaine, tomato ,cucumber, avocado

Lucky Meatballs, tomato sauce, grilled ciabatta...........................15

Cobb Salad, roquefort dressing .......................................................20 Chopped Salad ...................................................................................18 arugula, radicchio, shrimp, prosciutto, beans, onions Charred Rare Tuna Nicoise Salad................................................... 27 Old School Chinese Chicken Salad ................................................20 Chilled Poached Salmon Salad of the day .....................................22 Lucky’s Salad .................................................................................... 19 romaine, shrimp, bacon, green beans, avocado and roquefort

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Chicken, Swordfish or Steak Tacos .................................................22 beans, guacamole, salsa, tortillas

Sliced Filet Mignon Open Faced Sandwich, 6 oz. .......................27 mushroom sauce

Fried Chicken Breast, boneless & skinless, coleslaw and fries ...... 19 Chicken Parmesan, San Marzano tomato sauce ............................22 imported mozzarella, basil

Reuben Sandwich, corned beef, kraut & gruyère on rye ............. 20

Salmon, blackened, grilled or steamed ...........................................22 lemon-caper butter sauce, sautéed spinach

Chili Dog, onions, cheddar & kraut - all on the side ....................14 Maine Lobster Roll, warm buttered D’Angelo roll ..................... 29

Sautéed Tofu, Japanese vinaigrette, green onions, shiitakes ..........18 Sliced Prime NY Steak Frites, 7 oz. ...............................................29 red wine shallot or peppercorn cream sauce Smoked Scottish Salmon, Toasted Bialy or Bagel .........................20 cream cheese & condiments

Grilled Chicken Breast Club on a Soft Bun ................................ 20 bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado

• Sides • Skinny Onion Rings or Herbie’s Potato Skins ................................9 Lucky’s Home Fries or Fried Sweet Potatoes ..................................9 Lucky’s Half & Half .......................................................................... 10 Sautéed Spinach or Sugar Snap Peas ...............................................9

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