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OCT. 21-28, 2021 VOL. 35 • NO. 823

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Alisal Fire update • Endorsements • Lobster Fest • Fall Events


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Vijay Gupta

Warrior Women

The Healing Power of Music in Conversation with Pico Iyer

Featuring Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert

Thu, Oct 28 / 7:30 PM UCSB Campbell Hall

Wed, Nov 3 / 7:30 PM UCSB Campbell Hall

Violinist, speaker and citizen artist Vijay Gupta is the founder of Street Symphony, an L.A.-based nonprofit that brings music to homeless and incarcerated communities, and co-founder of the Skid Row Arts Alliance. Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Music

This documentary screening and conversation chronicles the work of a Lakota mother and daughter whose fight for Indigenous rights began in the late 1960s and continues to this day.

Presented in association with the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee

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Justice for All Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Zegar Family Foundation, and Anonymous

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Annette Gordon-Reed

How to Win Elections and Lose the Country

On Juneteenth: ‘Freedom Day’ and Its Importance to American History

Thu, Nov 4 / 7:30 PM UCSB Campbell Hall MSNBC political analyst and former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele examines our political parties and the systems they create in the fight for electoral success.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed weaves together history and heartfelt memoir to tell the sweeping story of Juneteenth and the larger fight for equality.

Justice for All Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Zegar Family Foundation, and Anonymous

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volume 35, # 823, Oct. 21-28, 2021

Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Publisher Brandi Rivera Executive Editor Nick Welsh Senior Editors Tyler Hayden and Matt Kettmann Associate Editor Jackson Friedman Opinions Editor Jean Yamamura News Reporters Ryan P. Cruz, Jun Starkey Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan Arts Writer Josef Woodard Calendar Editor Terry Ortega Sports Editor John Zant Sports Writer Victor Bryant Food Writer George Yatchisin Copy Editor Tessa Reeg Creative Director Caitlin Fitch Graphic Designer Ricky Barajas Production Designer Ava Talehakimi Web Content Managers Celina Garcia, Caitlin Kelley Columnists Dennis Allen, Gail Arnold, Sara Caputo, Christine S. Cowles, Roger Durling, Marsha Gray, Betsy J. Green, Jerry Roberts, Starshine Roshell Contributors Rob Brezsny, Melinda Burns, Ben Ciccati, John Dickson, Leslie Dinaberg, Camille Garcia, Keith Hamm, Rebecca Horrigan, Eric HvolbØll, Tom Jacobs, Shannon Kelley, Kevin McKiernan, Carolina Starin, Ethan Stewart, Tom Tomorrow, Maggie Yates Director of Advertising Sarah Sinclair Marketing and Promotions Manager Emily Lee Advertising Representatives Camille Cimini Fruin, Suzanne Cloutier, Remzi Gokmen, Tonea Songer Sales Administrator Graham Brown Accounting Administrator Tobi Feldman Office Manager/Legal Advertising Tanya Spears Guiliacci Distribution Scott Kaufman Editorial Interns Nicholas Liu, Caleb Rodriguez, Kat Sophia Columnist Emeritus Barney Brantingham Photography Editor Emeritus Paul Wellman Founding Staff Emeriti Audrey Berman, George Delmerico, Richard Evans, Laszlo Hodosy Honorary Consigliere Gary J. Hill

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COVER STORY 25 Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll by Charles Donelan

ENDORSEMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . 6 NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 OPINIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

The News Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

OBITUARIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 THE WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 FOOD & DRINK . . . . . . . . . . 120

Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

ARTS LIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 ASTROLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 CLASSIFIEDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 ON THE COVER: Illustration by Ben Ciccati. Design by Caitlin Fitch.

THE BESTEST PHOTOGRAPHER The heftiest photography assignment of each year for the Santa Barbara Independent is to shoot this week’s Best of Santa Barbara® issue, a sprawling showcase of which businesses, places, and people our readers voted as the tops in town. Brian Kuhlmann accepted the challenge for 2021, and he spent months capturing the happy winners with their wide, thankful smiles, from the mechanics and deejays to restaurateurs and boat captains. Kuhlmann, who owns Porchlight Studio on the Westside, tells us more about himself below.

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Where are you from originally? I hail from the Midwest (St. Louis) by way of La La Land. I’ve spent a dozen years battling the cold weather in Chicago and another 12 basking in the sun in Los Angeles. What attracted you to Santa Barbara? Family and quality of life brought me to the American Riviera. I stumbled across an amazing studio and never looked back. What draws you to photography? I don’t remember life without photography. I started my business as a junior in high school after working an internship at a boudoir photography studio. That was 40 years ago. Funny thing is, I never pursued that type of work. I liked the money and fame shooting for advertising clients. How was shooting this week’s issue? Meeting and photographing the amazing people that won Best Of is a gift that keeps giving. Everyone was gracious, inviting, and open to ideas. After the crazy, isolated year of the pandemic, it was refreshing to meet the movers and shakers of my new town.

ENDORSEMENT

“On the council, Sneddon has emerged as one of the most knowledgeable members on such complex issues as drought; water supply; sea-level rise; and newer, cleaner energy initiatives. As the city must adapt to these conditions, Sneddon, … will be able to help guide the transitions while honoring our iconic aesthetic. No one works harder for the people living in her district, answering phone calls, showing up for meetings, and raising Cain behind the scenes, if need be.” 10/12/21 Full endorsement list at: SBSNEDDON.COM

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Endorsements M bents) now vying for a seat on the council dais will represent them in City Hall. Another incumbent, Eric Friedman, has no opponent. The issues are the same as they ever are: housing, homelessness, and the economic vitality of our downtown. Then, there’s Santa Barbara’s response to the great racial reckoning taking place nationwide. And beyond that is the global threat of climate change. In other words, it’s about everything. Suffusing it all is a disquieting sense that the hub-

caps may be flying off the wheels at City Hall. The rate of turnover in high-ranking leadership positions is enough to induce whiplash. The word “leadership” — always invoked come election season — has transitioned from mere campaign slogan to mantra. Like many of you, we at the Independent have struggled to come to terms with the candidates before us. Few choices were easy, but we take our work seriously. We hope you find the fruit of our agitation helpful. But whatever you decide, please vote.

James Joyce III for S.B. Mayor

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he time has come for a reboot at City Hall. That’s why we’re endorsing James Joyce III for mayor. Joyce exudes the intelligence, gravitas, and grace one would hope for in a mayor. Politically, he’s a solidly progressive Democrat who has long worked alongside — but independently of — the local Democratic Party establishment. Temperamentally, he’s a low-key, get-the-job-done pragmatist. Of the six candidates running, we believe Joyce has the best chance of harnessing the often unruly passions of an uncommonly fractious City Council into a more positive, progressive, and, we believe, harmonious direction. Something that is seriously needed. Joyce knows how government is supposed to work and how it actually works. For the past nine years, he was State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s right-hand man in Santa Barbara. Prior to that, he worked for then-Assemblymember Das Williams, and before that as a boots-on-the-ground reporter for three different newspapers — in Indiana, Washington, and Ohio. Over the years, Joyce frequently functioned as a second set of eyes and ears with Senator Jackson at high-level interagency briefings during some of Santa Barbara’s most searing crises: the 1/9 Debris Flow, the Refugio Oil Spill, the Elliot Rodger rampage in Isla Vista, and, most recently, COVID-19. Throughout these meetings, Joyce witnessed the almost sacramental role an elected leader is expected to play in times of natural disaster and chronic catastrophe. That’s a role our incumbent mayor, Cathy Murillo, has not been comfortable performing. Like Joyce, Murillo is a former reporter. As such, she cringed when she saw elected leaders hogging the limelight during moments of crisis. It’s an understandable response. But the mayor of Santa Barbara needed to bear witness to the pain of the moment, and as the representative of the whole city, she needed to offer hope and courage to our community. She failed to do that. Joyce, it should be noted, created Coffee with a Black Guy, a safe conversational space he began engineering back in 2016 so that people of all colors could speak candidly — how they really felt, as opposed to how they should feel — about the always-fraught subject of race. This enterprise is not an afterthought to who James is. It has everything to do with what he has to offer. What’s important is not so much that he is, in fact, a “Black Guy.” What is important is that for five years, Joyce has been navigating explosive conversational landmines. So when he says, “It’s all about the conversation,” he really means it. This is especially relevant given the eruption of political and personal feuds now dividing our City Council — the first council in more than 50 years whose members are

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all elected by district elections rather than at large. As a result, the mayor is the only elected official who is voted in by the whole city. This gives the mayor a more profound role than ever in recent history — whoever holds that office is in a unique position to calm the waters. Under the administration of Mayor Murillo, this has not happened. When Joyce talks about “building community” — as he does — we’re tempted to roll our eyes. What does that even mean? It means it is a beginning. We’re optimistic his skill set and temperament will allow him to achieve traction with members of the existing council to minimize the ancillary static and ambitions that distract them from the pressing matters at hand. On issues that we at the Independent consider critical to the well-being of Santa Barbara — climate change, tenants’ rights, the evolution of State Street, racial equity, economic development citywide, and a spirit of cultural exuberance, we know Joyce will be there. He has called for campaign finance reform in city elections; it’s about time. He supports a vaccination mandate for city workers; it’s about time. We expect him to initiate a broader community conversation to ensure everyone with a relevant opinion has a seat at the table and that they’re heard. From this, we expect forward direction. Murillo, it should be acknowledged, was elected mayor at one of the toughest moments imaginable. The day she was sworn in, the Montecito Debris Flow killed 23 people. And the challenges kept mounting. Drought. Fires. District elections. The upheaval attending racial reckoning. COVID. Four years of Donald Trump’s toxic gamma radiation didn’t help matters. Murillo is an outspoken, unapologetic progressive who pushed a progressive agenda in an outspoken, unapologetic way. A lot got done. But Murillo never

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aybe the fate of Western Civilization doesn’t hang in the balance. But for the 91,000 people who call the City of Santa Barbara home, it seems that way. On November 2, city voters will choose which of the six candidates now running to be our next mayor. That’s a big deal. Plus, voters from two districts — 4 and 6 — will determine which of the six candidates (two incum-

reached beyond the comfort zone of her base. A lot of people — representing many walks of life — did not feel adequately heard. And then there was an unprecedented exodus of high-ranking city administrators, resulting in a significant loss of institutional memory. Challengers Randy Rowse — who served on the council for nine years — and Deborah Schwartz — who is concluding a 12-year stint on the planning commission — have made much of this sense of turmoil. Rowse, a staunch moderate, is widely seen as a frontrunner in this race. As councilmember, Rowse enriched public debate with his common sense, affability, know-how, and an innate sense of caution. Schwartz has a great grasp of policy. But what we need now is a competent, compassionate breath of fresh air. We need a mayor who will embrace the change that’s necessary while crafting a path forward that also embraces Santa Barbara’s unique spirit and traditions. n That candidate is James Joyce III.


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risten Sneddon has not merely represented the values of voters in District 4 during her first four years on the council; to a remarkable extent, she’s embodied them. Sneddon, a geologist who teaches at Santa Barbara City College, is an archetypical citizen politician who has championed a seemingly conflicting mix of Santa Barbara priorities: social justice and historic preservation. She is determined that the city can embrace both. To her credit and our relief, Sneddon does not believe in the trickle-up theory of new housing. We’ve all learned the hard way that just because they build it doesn’t mean the middle class can afford it. When City Hall provides private developers incentives and subsidies, Sneddon has argued, the community must reap the maximum number of affordable units possible. She’s voted against high-density housing proposals that offer only a handful of below-market-rate units. By contrast, she has voted— enthusiastically — in favor of quasi-subsidized housing proposals that promise large numbers of below-market rental units within reach of Santa Barbara’s “missing middle” income earners. Sneddon moved to Santa Barbara when she was still a teenager; she’s lived and breathed the changes that have overwhelmed our downtown since. When the pandemic struck, Sneddon acted quickly to push through the big changes needed to keep downtown alive—most notably, the promenade—while at the same time maintaining fidelity to the city’s historic traditions and mountain views. It’s been a tough row to hoe, and Sneddon bumped heads with high-ranking city administrators along the way. Sneddon was spooked into political life by Donald Trump; she came out of nowhere to run as a scientist in 2016 in response to Trump’s contemptuous belittling of climate change. On the council, Sneddon has emerged as one of the most knowledgeable members on such complex issues

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HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Kristen Sneddon Eric Friedman as drought; water supply; sea-level rise; and newer, cleaner energy initiatives. As the city must adapt to these conditions, Sneddon, who has earned the trust of design review committees, will be able to help guide the transitions while honoring our iconic aesthetic. Lastly, Sneddon is prepared—sometimes, admittedly, to a fault. At council meetings, Sneddon always has questions. And then a few more. But no one works harder for the people living in her district, answering phone calls, showing up for meetings, and raising Cain behind the scenes, if need be. Sneddon’s opponent—challenger and Planning Commissioner Barrett Reed — is intelligent, shrewd, creative, and insightful. As a private developer, he has demonstrated an ability to figure out how to repurpose and reconfigure existing properties and make them work as places where people want to congregate. But after only two years on the Planning Commission, we think he needs more seasoning. At this time in history, Sneddon reflects and represents an essential element in Santa Barbara’s long-festering debate over how much new growth development we want or need. Without her on the dais, that viewpoint would be would be n dangerously absent.

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his one would have been easy, no matter what. That no one bothered to run against Councilmember Eric Friedman, a first-term incumbent now seeking a second term, made the decision easier still. Friedman has been an exemplary member of the City Council, representing a district that includes everything west of Las Positas Road and south of Foothill. On policy matters, he’s a level-headed policy wonk—thoughtful and candid—with a predisposition to dive deep into the details. When it comes to constituent service, Friedman’s been an absolute beast. None of this should come as a surprise. For years, Friedman worked as an assistant to former county supervisor (now Congressmember) Salud Carbajal; before that, he worked for Carbajal’s former boss, former 1st District supervisor Naomi Schwartz. He comes steeped in government experience and service. Friedman has been all about protecting the city’s water supplies in times of drought, serving on an alphabet soup of agencies designed to keep our spigots spouting. You could do a lot worse than reelecting Eric Friedman for a second term; you’d be hard-pressed to do much better. n

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here is much to like about each of the four candidates now running to represent downtown’s District 6 on the Santa Barbara City Council; of the four, however, we believe Meagan Harmon offers to put the best foot forward into the future. Harmon appeared on the local political scene — and in Santa Barbara itself — just a few years ago. In very short order, she distinguished herself on the council for her obvious intelligence, political acumen, legislative creativity, and an ability to get things done. When she first sought appointment to fill a vacancy on the council, Harmon came across as a moderate businessfriendly attorney who happened to speak four languages and who specialized in real estate finance law. Since then, she’s emerged as one of the council’s most outspoken progressives. She has been focused on Santa Barbara’s astronomical housing costs. Harmon represents a district in which 80 percent of residents also rent. So does she. An ardent supporter of relocation assistance for tenants displaced through no fault of their own, she has also supported the push for higher inclusionary requirements for rental housing developments built with city subsidies of bonus densities. Harmon played a significant behind-the-scenes role getting these plans to the starting gate. In response to the Black Lives Matter movement that emerged in the wake of last year’s George Floyd killing, Harmon was instrumental in pushing for the creation of a civilian review board in Santa Barbara.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Harmon led the charge to make pharmaceutical chains pay their workers “Hero Pay” — $5 an hour more than usual for 60 days — because their essential jobs exposed them to great risk. These workers had deserved it, and because of Harmon, the council delivered. That Harmon managed to beat Das Williams, who is more experienced and knowledgeable about coastal protection, for an appointment to the California Coastal Commission is clear evidence that she is a political athlete. However, we would suggest caution when it comes to biting off more than she can chew. This is especially the case when it comes to balancing the irrefutable need for housing against such seeming ephemera as “quality of life” and “neighborhood compatibility,” long the touchstones of Santa Barbara’s environmental sensibilities. While challengers Jason Carlton and Zach Pike both added significant nutrient content to candidates’ debates, Harmon’s chief rival in this race is Nina Johnson, an assistant administrator in City Hall, where she’s worked the past 25 years. There is much to admire about Nina Johnson. Through the years, she’s been the go-to person for business owners and downtown landlords, and she’s also been an able and creative advocate for local arts, leading the charge to convert the State Street underpass into an adventurous and animated art space. Well before the pandemic struck, State Street was strug-

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gling to stay afloat. Johnson lobbied commercial landlords to endure the inconvenience of renting to temporary pop-up tenants rather than allowing their storefronts to go dark. As she is quick to point out, 13 pop-up businesses sprouted downtown. Some have made the transition to permanent. However, Johnson has rejected the idea of imposing a vacancy tax on commercial landlords who allow their properties to lie dark for extended periods. We strongly disagree, and Harmon, by contrast, said she supported the idea. Giving us pause as well is Johnson’s reluctance to require all city employees to either get vaccinated or get tested. Mayor Cathy Murillo and mayoral challenger Randy Rowse hold the same belief. For us, vaccinations are basic in preventing the spread of COVID and restoring the local economy. By n contrast, Harmon was unequivocal in her support.

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NEWS of the WEEK

OCT. 14-21, 2021

by RYAN P. CRUZ, TYLER HAYDEN, JUN STARKEY, NICK WELSH, and JEAN YAMAMURA, with INDEPENDENT STAFF ER IC K M ADR I D

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Sheriff ’s deputies arrested Lompoc man Sean Tyler Dukes, 27, on multiple charges stemming from a road rage incident on 10/16 near Solvang’s Mission Drive in which he allegedly pointed a gun at a victim before fleeing the scene. During Dukes’s arrest, deputies found a nine-millimeter pistol (above) with a “large-capacity magazine” and the serial number removed in his truck, according to a Sheriff’s spokesperson. Dukes was booked into County Jail on multiple charges, including three misdemeanors and two felonies, but he was released on $50,000 bail.

MOPPING UP: Firemen from the Cal Fire inmate fire crew mop up a burned area of the Alisal Fire.

Alisal Fire Nears Full Containment Damage Assessments Ongoing at Landfill and Burn Scar

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ust over a week after the Alisal Fire erupted on the other side of the mountains on October 11, it was 97 percent contained as of press time this Wednesday and 17,281 acres in size. All evacuation orders and warnings were lifted last Sunday afternoon. The fire has destroyed 12 residential properties and damaged one outbuilding, the State of California reckons it lost $14 million for every day Highway 101 and the Union Pacific railroad tracks were closed, and the county’s landfill up in Tajiguas Canyon has been temporarily shut down, meaning South Coast trash and recyclables will be delivered to facilities in Ventura County at an additional cost of $500,000 a month. That figure, however, does not include the $2 million a month the county will lose in tipping fees until the landfill reopens. County supervisors heard Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig describe on Tuesday how fast the flames got the jump on local firefighters — who focused more on evacuation than containment in those early hours—the Monday the fire was first reported. Before all was said and done, 939 individuals would be evacuated as 439 properties were placed at risk. At that time, Hartwig recounted, winds were blowing so hard and fast it was not safe to allow the airborne firefighting resources to take to the sky. By nightfall on the first day, two fires were threatening to converge on the county’s just-opened $150 million material recovery facility (MRF), a relatively high-

tech industrial installation where food scraps and recyclables are separated from the South Coast’s daily waste stream and diverted from the landfill. Melted in the fire was a network of PVC pipes that resemble a giant plastic spider’s web that carry enough methane gas produced at the landfill to power 1,000 homes when converted into electricity. Until that piping can be replaced and the methane generated addressed, the landfill will remain shut down. Initially, the supervisors had been warned, kinks in the supply chain might hamper efforts to replace that piping. This Tuesday, they were told those challenges were exaggerated. The costs to repair Tajiguas are still being assembled, but it’s up to $20 million. That includes around $3 million for drainage and methane collection systems, and another $10 million to replace the burned biofilter —two giant boxes of wood chips atop an air filtration system for the MRF’s trash separating operation. Though the fire ran roughshod over the firefight in its early days, by Wednesday last week, the winds blew less hard, and the skies were buzzing with fixed-wing aircraft and the DC-10 air tanker bombarding the flames below with fire retardant. Helicopters were dropping payloads of water and retardant, including three night-flying, large-capacity helicopters from Orange, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties. “They’re a game changer,” said Andrew Madsen, a Forest Service spokesperson. “They hit at night when the fire lays down.” Adding to the control lines

were divisions of engine crews and dozers digging fire breaks. By Thursday afternoon, the train tracks were declared safe for travel, and Highway 101 reopened, reducing the road rage that drivers reported along State Route 154, the single alternate road into Santa Barbara from the north. The firefighter villages that have sprung up in the state parks at El Capitán, Refugio, and Gaviota — at the fire’s height, 1,655 personnel were on the fire—will keep those campgrounds closed through October 24 when the fire is estimated to be out. Still of concern, however, is the prospect of debris flows cascading violently down Refugio Canyon should heavy rains bombard the fire-scarred ravine. Last week, apprehensive behind-the-scenes talk was that heavy rains might be in Santa Barbara’s future; the term “atmospheric river” was bandied about. The National Weather Service’s most recent forecast is for a “significant storm” on Sunday or Monday that could drop an inch of rain south of Point Conception, although where the rainclouds meet the Santa Ynez Mountains will affect rain amounts. WERT (Watershed Emergency Response Team) and BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) teams had arrived to examine the Alisal Fire burn zone for the likelihood of flood, debris flow, or landslide, and to make recommendations. The threat at Refugio Canyon, the supervisors were told, is every bit as big — if not bigger — than the one posed and subsequently materialized in the wake of the Sherpa Fire above El Capitán five years ago. n

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Goleta man Christopher Vance, 43, on 10/19 after he allegedly started a structure fire at a residence near Calle Real and Salisbury Avenue in Goleta and discharged a firearm, injuring one woman who was in the residence at the time. Vance was booked on two misdemeanors — prowling and resisting arrest — and four felony charges: vandalism, burglary, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, and arson of an inhabited dwelling. He was given an “enhanced bail” of $500,000 due to the seriousness of the charges. Scott Robert Fleming was sentenced to the maximum of 27 years in state prison for the 2019 killing of Carpinteria man Eric Romero, according to DA Joyce Dudley. Fleming was given the maximum sentence, Dudley said, because of an “extensive criminal history” and a prior strike conviction. In August, a jury found Fleming guilty of voluntary manslaughter, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery causing serious bodily injury, as well as a special allegation for personally inflicting great bodily injury in the killing of Romero.

COMMUNITY Lolita “Lola” Zinke, an S.B. native and wife of Donald Trump’s former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, christened the future USS Santa Barbara in Mobile, Alabama, on 10/16. The naval vessel in question is designed for coastal warfare and belongs to a class of ships known as Littoral Combat Ships. Also on hand for the occasion was S.B. City Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez, who, as mayor pro-tem, was standing in for incumbent mayor Cathy Murillo, now campaigning for reelection in this November’s council race. n

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by Nick Welsh According to statistics provided by Dr. hat started out a few years ago as an Lee, it takes co-response teams an average of unfunded experimental program 42 minutes to resolve such calls; for deputies designed to minimize violent flash- responding without a mental-health clinipoints between those experiencing mental- cian, it takes 126 minutes. While en route, health crises and Santa Barbara Sheriff’s dep- Lee explained, the teams’ mental-health cliuties responding to these challenging calls nicians can research electronic data systems has now flowered into a full-fledged pro- showing the subjects’ psychiatric histories so gram with three full-time teams—dubbed that they arrive better prepared. “co-response units.” For people in crisis, a quicker response This Tuesday, that program — and its reduces the threat of escalation. Mentalbureaucratic guru, Dr. Cherylynn Lee, head health clinicians typically enjoy a first-name of the Sheriff’s Behavioral Sciences Unit—all familiarity with front-line workers at the but got a standing ovation from each of the local emergency rooms, Crisis Stabilization five county supervisors, who were all clearly Units, and psychiatric hospitals. In other moved by the testimony. More striking still words, jail is no longer the most obvious was the tear-inducing praise, via Zoom, option. The numbers seem to bear this out. given by a small but relentless cadre of mental-health advocates better known for their scathing critiques of the county’s various mentalhealth initiatives. But despite the piles of —Supervisor Joan Hartmann statistics attesting to the program’s time-and-money-saving efficacy Of the 1,604 calls for co-response service in and the heart-stopping testimonials from 2020, only 11 wound up with a trip to the affected family members, Dr. Lee would walk county jail. away from the supervisors’ chambers withDue to the COVID pandemic, Lee said, out a reliable funding stream. in the first six months of 2021, co-response Co-response teams — specially trained units answered more calls for service—1,768 Sheriff ’s deputies and mental-health clini- —than they did in all of 2020. July was the cians, who work out of three unmarked highest number of mental-health crisis calls SUVs five days a week—are only funded by in the four years she’s been with the county outside grants. Those grants begin to expire Sheriff’s Office. The department now fields 36-40 suicidal calls a month; more calls as of October 2022. In 2020, Sheriff ’s dispatchers received involve a subject with a weapon. 2,984 mental-health crisis calls — twice Not mentioned Tuesday was the impact the number they received the year before. this spike has had on the emergency rooms of Of those, co-response teams responded to local hospitals. They are now overwhelmed 1,604. In years past, said Chief Deputy Craig with patients, according to mental-health Bonner, such calls frequently were resolved advocates, who may pose an imminent by arresting the person, which are massive threat to themselves or others. Too often, the time-sucks for the deputies. They’d have to 72-hour involuntary holds such cases require wait — often hours — for Department of expire before the patients can be placed with Behavioral Wellness crisis workers to arrive. the appropriate treatment provider. But this Tuesday, longtime mentalAs the clock ticked, the subjects often grew more volatile. Thanks to the co-response health advocates like Lynne Gibbs, George teams, he said, his deputies are better able to Kaufmann, and Tom Franklin had high “not use the criminal justice system to tem- praise for the co-response program. Kaufmann, who has spent the past 23 years porarily plug gaps.”

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Drought Calls for Innovation Hope Ranch’s Water Supplier Floats Idea of Offshore Desal by Jean Yamamura ry times call for innovative measures, and with California facing its driest year in nearly a century, the privately held water company that supplies Hope Ranch is floating a unique idea. La Cumbre Mutual Water Company, the affluent community’s supplier, is considering purchasing water produced by an offshore desalination plant contained within a buoy being designed by Ecomerit Technologies. Called the SeaWell Buoy, each unit could produce as much as 950 acre-feet per year, enough to supply 5,000 homes, and be able to sell it at competitive rates, said Peter Stricker of Ecomerit. The buoys, which would cost roughly $2 million-$4 million to produce, would lie six feet above the water, be about 15 feet in diameter, and have a 40-foot submerged reverse osmosis plant. Stricker is working with Jim Dehlsen, who founded Clipper Windpower, an early wind turbine company in Carpinteria. Their background in green technologies powers a larger plan for the desal buoy, which includes a slow seawater intake to avoid harming sea life, dispersed brine disposal, marine-based power generation or land-based micro-grid, and material that resists salt corrosion. It could be a couple of years before they got through the required permitting, Stricker acknowledged. “It could solve water problems here in Santa Barbara County,” Stricker said, “and water being delivered now could instead be used in the Central Valley for agriculture or other areas without coastal access.” Stricker had been involved in Clipper with Dehlsen two decades ago. “When wind energy started, it was all centralized power plants. No one took it seriously. Now it’s the cheapest form of energy out there, sustainable, all those good things. The state could benefit from rethinking the water supply.” The need for such radical rethinking underscores just how critical the state’s water woes have become. Currently, all 58 counties that make up California are under drought disaster declarations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which recently opened USDA grants for crops, livestock, honeybees, and emergency watershed protection and reforestation programs. Santa Barbara County was dry during the 2021 water year — which runs from September 1 to August 31 — measuring 48 percent of normal overall. Though Governor Gavin Newsom asked for voluntary conservation of 15 percent in July, that request has not been passed along to Goleta or Santa Barbara water customers. Fully 87 percent of the state is in either exceptional or extreme drought conditions, having averaged barely a foot of rain last year, the driest year on record since 1924. The largest reservoir in California, Shasta up near Redding, is at critically low levels, and its sec-

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ond largest, Oroville on the Feather River, has gone from a crisis-level spill in 2017 to a record low this year. Santa Barbara County’s water agencies pull their state water from San Luis Reservoir in Merced County, which resembles a prairie at its current 10 percent capacity. The reservoir, which has no natural streams or springs, customarily goes dry at the end of the water year and is filled by water project pipes to hold downstream customers’ allocations of water. “It’s like the Central Bank of water,” said Josh Haggmark, head of water resources for the City of Santa Barbara. “It’s a completely manmade storage device,” but it figures into the health of water sources like the San Joaquin Delta in the long run. If there’s inadequate Sierra snowmelt to feed Northern California’s rivers and aquifers, less water is likely to be allocated to Southern California and be held in San Luis. Haggmark wasn’t too worried. He said Santa Barbara has about three years’ worth of water banked in Lake Cachuma, a savings mainly from the city’s desal plant, which creates more than 3,000 acre-feet of water. City water customers use about 10,000 acre-feet per year, and their conservation rate is 25 percent, said Haggmark. He saw no need to ask the city’s customers for further conservation — yet. A very dry winter could change that. Similarly, Goleta Water District considered its mix of Cachuma, state, ground, and recycled water would meet all needs through spring 2023. The district’s customers were among the most conservation-minded in the state, said David Matson, assistant general manager, and had already adopted drier gardens and appliances. While both Matson and Haggmark welcomed a rainy winter, Haggmark noted that climate change was generating extremes. “We can go from drought to a flood year pretty quickly,” he said. An El Niño or La Niña year used to mean something when the atmosphere was more stable, but “we don’t have models that know what to do with climate change right now.” n


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CONTROLLED CHAOS: Co-response teams navigate the controlled chaos that comes with a mental-health crisis call like the one above. In the past, such calls frequently resulted in incarceration. But of the hundreds of crisis calls co-response teams fielded in 2020, only 11 led to an arrest and a trip to the county jail.

lobbying the supervisors for better mentalhealth options, termed the program “the most successful of any I’ve ever seen.” Parents of mentally ill adult children are no longer afraid to call for help, and there’s a new sense of trust, he said, not just in the law enforcement officers, but in the system as a whole. Tom Franklin, a former County Fire chief, told supervisors how a mentally ill family member had been arrested 11 years ago for a criminal violation stemming directly from his condition. “He was not violent or anything, but he did go to jail.” Franklin recounted how, despite his deep understanding of county bureaucracy, he spent two nights in his car at the jail, waiting for his family member to be released. Franklin began teaching Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) to law enforcement officers and other first responders to help them deescalate potentially dangerous situations. Lynne Gibbs, chief spokesperson for NAMI, a mental-health advocacy group, recounted how, when her mentally ill adult daughter had entered into someone else’s home through a broken window, the coresponse team was able to take her daughter to the county’s Psychiatric Holding Facility instead of jail, where she was ultimately released to a treatment facility. Leonard Marcus took time off work so he could tell supervisors how his adult son’s struggles with mental illness had resulted in Sheriff’s deputies called to his Goleta home several times. The first time, he said, “was not a pretty sight.” Since the program has begun, he said, the change has been dramatic. “The situation is so much better than I could have dreamed,” he said. His son’s struggles, however, remain. “I just wish there was something more we could do for him.” “This program is a real game changer,” declared Supervisor Joan Hartmann, who had invited Dr. Lee to make the presentation. As supervisor, Hartmann has heard too many stories of constituents’ mentally ill adult children deteriorating while in county custody. Supervisors Bob Nelson, Gregg Hart, and Das Williams joined in praising the program. Supervisor Steve Lavagnino said that programs like the co-response units affirmed his belief in public service and the role of government.

It was hoped that Dr. Lee’s presentation might lead to new funding streams for when the co-response grants expired. With round-the-clock funding, Dr. Lee suggested, teams could also handle more follow-up visits and initiate help for those worried about someone who is at risk of explosive behavior. There had been some speculation that the supervisors might tap into the $86 million in federal emergency recovery money — courtesy of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Earlier on Tuesday, they approved plans to spend nearly $30 million of that money. They also appear poised to earmark $28 million on programs, treatment, and infrastructure to address the issue of homelessness. Mental-health and addiction programs play prominent roles in these efforts. Given that 54 percent of those contacted by the county’s co-response team report no permanent address and about half report cooccurring addiction issues, the co-response program would appear an obvious and natural fit. But ARPA dollars are apparently not eligible for law enforcement functions. There’s been some talk at the county administration building about other communities who have paired mental-health clinicians with fire department first responders, not law enforcement. Supervisor Das Williams suggested that Medi-Cal might be able to reimburse the program but was told such visits did not fit the definition of therapeutic treatment. Supervisor Gregg Hart expressed enthusiasm that the great time and cost savings —“cost avoidance” was the term he used— made possible by the co-response initiative could be plowed back into the program, but the chronic staffing shortages at the Sheriff’s Office makes that unlikely. Dr. Lee told the supervisors she keeps a glittery “magic wand” in her office that she waves to wish for desperately needed things, such as funding to expand three coresponse teams to eight. That would give the county co-response service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But that’s an expensive dream. It costs roughly $150,000 a year for just one trained Sheriff ’s deputy and $125,000 for a mental-health clinician to be posted in the field. That’s a lot of accrued “cost avoidance.” It may be time for Dr. Lee n to start waving her magic wand.

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BURN SCAR: Arroyo Hondo Preserve, purchased from the Hollister family by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County in 2001, was hit hard by the Alisal Fire.

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ohn Warner watched the Alisal Fire race downhill during its first windy night as he stood outdoors at nearby Arroyo Hondo Preserve: “The first night, the fire burned from Alisal straight to the ocean. I could see it from our driveway heading down the hills through the landfill and into the box canyon in front of it.” Warner, one of the managers at the preserve, about 30 miles up the highway from Santa Barbara, evacuated for a couple of days before returning to a burned-out landscape. The firefighters had rescued several important sites: the house, barn, orchard, and the picnic area, as well as the remnants of an historic adobe. “They saved our brand-new stream sign, which we had just finished putting in last week,” Warner said with relief. “It’s hand-painted and shows hundreds of things in and around the creek that people can identify as a learning tool.” He sighed with weariness before going on to recount the 20 interpretive-station signs that had burned, specially installed

so kids and families could take themselves on a safe tour during the pandemic. The rocky creek was visible now because all the undergrowth had burned away, but the mature sycamores, alders, and cottonwoods that had their feet in the water looked like they would survive, he said. “Trees are down, leaning over roads; rocks are sliding,” he described. The solar-panel system that pumped Arroyo Hondo’s well was destroyed, but the solar installer came out right away with the parts to reestablish the system, which had been funded by a grant. The well supplies a 12,000-gallon set of tanks, which the firefighters used to replenish their water pumpers. Needless to say, Arroyo Hondo is closed until the trails and trees can be made safe. “Hondo means ‘deep and narrow,’” Warner said. “The canyon goes to the top of the mountains, and it can be very dangerous if we get a lot of rain at once. I hope the rains are gentle this —Jean Yamamura year.”

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anta Barbara County Public Health officials reported 39 new COVID cases as of this Monday, 262 still active cases countywide, 35 hospitalizations, and 516 total deaths. To put those numbers in perspective, on September 30, those numbers were 113 new cases, 445 active cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 503 deaths. Perhaps the key metric watched by public health officers when gauging intensity of proscribed mandates is number of new cases per 100,000. As of Monday, that number — blended to include both the vaccinated and unvaccinated — was 11.5. That number for vaccinated individuals was 4.5 compared to 20.8

for the unvaccinated. On September 30, those numbers were 25 per 100,000 and 14.2 respectively. At this point, 70.1 percent of those eligible for vaccinations are fully vaccinated; 77.9 percent of that population has had at least one shot. Countywide, 59.3 percent of the total population has gotten shots. Of the most recent new cases, white people outnumbered Latinos, 20 to 14. Typically, it’s been the other way around. Latinos make up 47 percent of the county’s population and 38 percent of the vaccinations to date. White people, who make up 42 percent of the population, comprise 39 percent of the vaccinations. —Nick Welsh


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Inside Alisal Fire Command Fighting Fires with Pop-Up Offices, Front-Lawn Camping, and Portable Kitchens by Ryan P. Cruz hen the Alisal Fire shifted to a federal incident last week, it turned on the faucet of federal funds and resources. In just a few days, the typically barren Earl Warren Showgrounds became a temporary base camp — complete with its own offices, kitchens, bathrooms, and sleeping arrangements. At the fire’s height, 1,655 personnel were on the fire, and Earl Warren’s “fire city” is where the firefighters could rest and refuel in the breaks between the long shifts. U.S. Foods provides around-the-clock catering, and camping tents pepper the front lawns, where off-duty firefighters can put up their feet, play some cards, or grab a bite to eat before heading back into the action. With the shift to Unified Command under California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 comes plenty of resources — including on-site showers and refueling — but also an organized, experienced clerical team who set up pop-up offices inside Earl Warren’s Exhibition Hall. Hundreds of feet of extension cords and Ethernet cables snake along the concrete inside the domed hall, between desks stacked with folders, phones, walkies, and computers. Voices echo as staff help direct workers through paperwork and the behind-thescenes bureaucracy that can get lost in the fray of emergency services. When the firefighters come back from a long day on the scene, the first face they see is Ariana Rivera’s. She has worked with the incident management team for more than five years, coming to the “other side” after working on engines for more than two decades in Angeles and Cleveland National Forests. She does finances now, always on location at a pop-up base camp; this year alone, she has been on five different fires throughout the state. Her cot is in the corner, less than 10 feet away from her desk, which — even though it can be set up and broken down in less than an hour — looks like a piece of home, packed

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with Halloween decorations, photos, plants, and inspirational sayings like “Grow through what you go through.” Rivera said that having something that feels familiar is a great reminder for firefighters who often spend an extended time away from family. “People need that when they come in,” she said. “I like to give them that, have a big ol’ smile when they come in.” The jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkins, and trinkets are collected from home or gifts from friends. “I love trinkets. I’m a trinket kind of person, so a lot of stuff people give me,” she said. Born and raised in East L.A. to parents who immigrated from Jalisco, Mexico, Rivera has a knack for making people feel comfortable and at home. “I put up the decorations for them to see and remember they have families back at home and they can think about their children,” Rivera said. “And they appreciate it; they come in and they’re like, ‘Oh, this is really cool,’ and it feels good.” Sitting front and center on her desk is a caricature drawing of Rivera, with her big smile, sitting in the cockpit of a green U.S. Forest Services fire truck — a gift from the father of a boy she had given a fire engine tour to six years ago, when she worked in Angeles National Forest. “His son was super happy; he never forgot about it. I showed him the engine, the chainsaw, all the stuff we carry in the engine,” Rivera said. The boy was 6 at the time, but six years later, he still remembered that moment. His father is an artist and tracked Rivera down six years later and sent her the drawing. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s one of the coolest things anybody’s ever done for me.’ ” It’s that ability to make a connection that Rivera brings to the incident management team now, and something she tries to carry with her always. “It’s the human aspect of it, really,” she said. And she’ll be there, for the rest of her time in Santa Barbara and wherever she needs to be next, making sure the firefighters have a piece of normalcy in the n middle of everything.

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music composition student at UC Santa Barbara, a foundation director connecting children with disabilities to music, and a music writer who is planning a fourth annual showcase at The Granada Theatre, Grace Fisher is undoubtedly a busy 23-yearold. Paralyzed from the neck down at age 17 by acute flaccid myelitis — a polio-like spinal cord disease — Fisher has inspired

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oe Centeno, who served two terms as 5th District county supervisor, died of a heart attack late last Thursday at age 86. Though Centeno served at a time when tensions between North and South County were notably intense, he managed to establish warm and collegial working relations with 1st District Supervisor Naomi Schwartz and later her successor, Joe Centeno served as Santa Barbara County’s 5th District Salud Carbajal, who now represents supervisor for two terms. Santa Barbara in Congress. Centeno swimming pool, however, would Centeno, famously born in a boxcar in be bedeviled by embarrassing construction Gaviota in 1935, joined the Santa Maria defects that drove up the cost and signifiPolice Department at age 21, worked as a cantly reduced available hours in service. Santa Maria police chief for eight years, When Centeno stepped down — and was served on the City Council, became mayor replaced by incumbent supervisor Steve for two years, and then served eight years on Lavagnino, now wrapping up his second the Board of Supervisors. term — he disappeared from the public On the board, Centeno cut a no-non- scene to an uncommon degree. Lavagnino sense figure, bordering at times on gruff. noted that Centeno lives within spitting disAs a supervisor, Centeno was a stalwart tance of a major homeless encampment that defender of property rights but also worked he has been wrestling with in Santa Maria with then-supervisor Carbajal to fund a but has never heard word one from the forfirst-time study on the extent of poverty mer supervisor to step on the gas. throughout Santa Barbara County. Carbajal In a statement released after Centeno’s would return the favor by securing funding passing, Congressmember Carbajal stated, for a new swimming pool in Cuyama — “Some of my most fond memories of Joe pulverized by the sun in summer months. were working with him to establish the (Centeno had pushed to name the Naomi Children’s Health Insurance Initiative (for Schwartz government office building uninsured children), build the Cuyama after Carbajal’s former boss, Supervisor pool, and partnering to support our agriSchwartz, before Schwartz died.) The Joe cultural industry.” —Nick Welsh

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others living with disabilities to find their artistic muse. Fisher’s life and goals, along with those of three other people with spinalcord injuries, are featured in the film I Am My Power, screening October 21 at Goleta’s West Wind Drive-in Theater. Produced by the Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, I Am My Power folINDEPENDENT.COM

lows the stories of four people living with disabilities, including Fisher, who not only continue to pursue their passions despite the challenges they face, but also inspire others to do the same. The other three featured in the film are Danny J. Gomez, David Francisco, and Wesley Hamilton, whose careers range from modeling to singing to nonprofit work following spinal-cord injuries. “We’ve all become disabled in a different way, and we all have different ways of finding our power. There are a lot of things I can’t do, but art is still something I can create,” said Fisher. Music has been a constant medium of expression for the young composer. Fisher played several instruments growing up and was on her way to the prestigious Berklee College of Music by age 17. Following her diagnosis, Fisher spent months in rehabilitation, finding music therapy and adaptive art as avenues for healing. Since then, Fisher established the Grace Fisher Foundation to facilitate accessible spaces for disabled youth to express themselves artistically. She continues to write music for school and for foundation fundraisers. “Anyone watching this film will be able to see that your life may take a different direction than you were expecting — that maybe different isn’t worse,” said Fisher. “You just might have to change your expectations of what you think is possible.”

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here I was, plopped on East Beach and watching the birds — wondering how pelicans choose who among them leads their “V” formations — when I heard engines rumble behind me. Looking back and up at Bellosguardo — Santa Barbara’s most nakedly corrupt institution — I saw a line of party rental trucks snake their way from a large white tent on the south lawn to the iron gates below. It was the morning after yet another private event at the property, which is supposed to be operating as a public center for the arts, but instead serves as an $85 million man-cave for an ex-mayor’s boyfriend, his buddies, and the rich and famous. I jumped in the sparkling ocean, hoping to cool off, but my blood was already starting to simmer. The umbrage train had already left the station. I remembered how this spring, the Bellosguardo Foundation had submitted an application to the City of Santa Barbara’s Planning Division to finally start offering guided tours of the 23-acre estate. Seven long years after formation, this was the organization’s first noticeable step toward carrying out the late Huguette Clark’s will. But the application — which also sought conditional-use to host special events — was

deemed an incomplete mess, and it was sent back to the nonprofit for a rethink. No paperwork has been submitted, yet here it was, throwing another big party, likely in violation of city laws and probably a handful of coastal ordinances. I kept swimming. I thought back to 2014, the beginnings of this great Bellosguardo Boondoggle, when our then mayor, Helene Schneider, appointed her close companion, Jeremy Lindaman, to lead the organization, despite his shocking lack of qualifications. Lindaman had previously worked as a political consultant and before that for his family’s print shop. He’s since been paid a six-figure salary to run a nonprofit with millions in assets — doing what, exactly, is hard to say, though he’s rumored to live there full-time. Maybe he mows the lawn. Save for that half-baked application, Lindaman and the Foundation have never publicly stated what their plans are for turning the aged mansion into a modern arts center. They’ve promised press conferences that never happened. They’ve dangled potential partnerships with other arts organizations that never materialized. They’ve auctioned off Clark’s doll collection with no accounting for where the money went. They’ve blamed fires, the debris flow, and COVID for stalling public access, yet they have managed to host a Great Gatsby–themed gala, extravagant weddings, and tours for those willing to cough up thousands of dol-

lars. They’ve fired all the staff, except for a handful of gardeners, and kicked the longtime caretaker to the curb. Finally, my muscles aching, I turned back toward shore. And I realized, with a sort of sadness, that we can’t be surprised at this slow-moving debacle. That’s because no one is really watching. Dick Wolf, of Law & Order fame, is the Foundation’s chair, but he’s completely absent, which apparently is his MO when serving on Santa Barbara boards. The last time he talked about the Bellosguardo in public was November 2018, when he said, cocktail in hand, that a major announcement was only “six months in the future.” Remarkably, the Bellosguardo board itself never meets (in violation of its own bylaws). And I can’t see any members of the City Council raising the issue. That leaves the New York Attorney General’s Office (the Foundation is registered back East), and they haven’t shown any interest. So without any real accountability, it’s no wonder a former political operative — who wound up sinking Schneider’s promising career with bad advice and even worse behavior — has turned Clark’s summer home into his personal party house. So far, no one with the legal, political, or high-society clout is willing to make sure Clark’s will is actually carried out. A few weeks later, I found out that the Bellosguardo bash I saw had been a wedding party for one of Arianna and Michael Huffington’s daughters. While Michael Huff-

ington sailed off into the silence of his personal sunset a long time ago, Arianna has emerged as a one-name wonder, like Cher and Madonna, a celebrity now famous for having once been famous. Back in the early 1990s, the Huffingtons were winning the hearts and minds of Santa Barbara’s hoi polloi by writing $10,000 checks to all the nonprofits on whose boards they served. By this nakedly transactional method, Michael — then a restless oil man and real estate developer from Texas — bought himself the congressional seat that included Santa Barbara. Quickly bored, he ran, two years later, against Dianne Feinstein, for her Senate seat. At that time, hoping to inflate his right-wing street cred, Huffington — a decent guy when he thought no one was looking — endorsed Prop. 187, a statewide initiative that would have prohibited undocumented immigrants from receiving social services. It soon came to light that the Huffingtons had themselves hired an undocumented nanny. This left his campaign in shambles, Feinstein won, and Arianna transformed herself into a high-glam left-wing salonista, prompting Lou Cannon — Summerland resident and a national political commentator of great renown — to mutter, “Once upon a time, the left had some standards.” Recently, I heard that Jeff Bezos, the Amazon Man, would be renting Bellosguardo soon. Oh well, next time I’m on East Beach, I’ll remember to ask the pelicans how they pick their leader. Maybe they’ll have some advice. But the weather is getting a little chilly for another —Tyler Hayden ocean swim.

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obituaries Dr. Edward Reilly Wallace

12/21/1929 - 8/7/2021

Dr. Edward Reilly Wallace, “Ed,” died quietly in his sleep in the wee hours of Saturday, August 7th, at the age of 91 in Santa Barbara, California, his home for the last 21 years of his life. Ed was born on a dark snowy night on the winter solstice, December 21, 1929, in Niagara Falls, New York, the first son of a large second-generation Irish family. His childhood memories included growing up with his brothers and sisters, playing football in high school and college, summer visits eating “frisbee pies” and drinking Coca-Cola with his grandfather Wallace in Derby, Connecticut, and working on the railroad to earn money for college. As a teenager, Ed chanced upon Ian Maclaren’s “A Doctor of the Old School,” which flamed in his heart the passion to become a country doctor. After graduating college from his father’s Irishrequisite Alma Mater Niagara University, he attended Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1954. After graduation he made his way out to California for an Internship at the University of California Davis from 1954 – 1955. Before completing his education, he enlisted in the Marines serving in Hawaii for the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines Medical Company from 1955 – 1957, and then returned to University of California Davis in 1957 – 1958 to complete his Residency in General Practice. On completing his education and training he traveled down the Pacific Coast Highway of California looking for a small town to start his practice and raise his family, choosing the small town of Lompoc, California, near Vandenburg Air Force Base (née Camp Cook). In Lompoc, Ed was a beloved town doctor who treated all his patients with respect, regardless of social standing, immigration status, or race. He even went on “house calls” in the middle of the night carrying his doctor’s bag, which was always tucked neatly behind the driver seat of his trusty VW Bug for any potential emergency or first-aid. Ed was a strong advocate for public healthcare his entire life. Ed embraced his life in Lompoc and loved standing on the sidelines of the Lompoc Braves weekly football games serving 20

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To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com as the team doctor. He attended local Rotary Club meetings, was a founding partner of the Valley Medical Group and served on the Board of Directors of the Lompoc District Hospital. During his years of practice, he delivered multiple generations of Lompoc townspeople and was often stopped on the streets in the decades following the start of his practice, to be reminded by a cheerful teenager that he was the doctor that delivered her, her brother, and her mother! He was a voracious reader of detective novels, philosophy, history, and ancient civilizations, especially when it involved fighting wars and winning (or sometimes, heaven forbid, losing) battles. This lifelong love of learning easily passed from him to his children. Ed had a competitive streak that, despite his gracious demeanor off court, made him give 100% in any game so his opponent could feel the agony of defeat. Ed played hard contact basketball with his teenage son Kevin, baseball, racquetball, tennis, golf, ping pong, and in his later years, a mean game of pickleball and billiards at Valle Verde Santa Barbara Senior Living Community. In the final months of his life, he still enjoyed the thrill of victory by playing a wild game of “Oh Hell” cards with his step-son Karl and daughter-inlaw Irene, where his competitive spirit continued to shine. Listening almost exclusively to classical music and either enjoying a cold glass of lemonade, early evening gin and tonic, or Scotch (“neat”), Ed and his wife, Pat, were gracious hosts to family and friends through-out his later years. He liked fuzzy slippers, Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, feeding the birds, and heavy cotton over shirts when he was just hanging out at home. But he was most proud of scaling the Karakoram Mountain Range, sans fuzzy slippers, in Nepal at the age of 49. That grueling journey followed a lifetime of trekking and camping in the mountains and wilderness of America with his family. To this day, his children love the outdoors and “getting away from it all,” as much as their dad. Ed is preceded in death by his parents Edward Thomas Wallace and Helen (Reilly) Wallace and his brother Thomas Wallace. He is survived by his siblings Helen aka “Ginger” (Wallace) Alletto, Abigail (Wallace) Groves, Kathleen (Wallace) Strammer, Terrence aka “Terry” Wallace, and Christopher Wallace. Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Pat, an amateur architect who always created a beautiful, serene home wherever they lived, his son Kevin Wallace, former fireman and Montecito Fire Chief, his daughter Shauna (Wallace) Lotz, a radiation oncology nurse with a flair for color and design, his daughter

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Terri Wallace, an environmental consultant and artist and photographer, his step-son Karl Weiss, a teacher and writer, his stepdaughter Frieda (Weiss) White, an occupational therapist, and his step-daughter Karen (Weiss) Miller, a business manager, as well as all his beautiful grandchildren, Erin Wallace, Shane Wallace, Aaron Lotz, Alexandra aka “Ally” Lotz, Alanna White, Marinda White, Brooke Miller, Andrew Miller, Benjamin Garnett, Colin Garnett, and greatgrandchildren Emma Hartsough, and Owen Hartsough. A deep love of hiking and the outdoors, hard work, athletics, and reading; these are the characteristics passed down to his children, stepchildren, and their children. There is no greater memory than the reflection of the passions and behaviors of a parent. Deceased, but never far away. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ed’s memory to the non-profit buildOn, dedicated to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy through service and education, at https:// www.buildon.org/get-involved/ donate.

Robert “Bobby” Vega Jr. 8/23/1961 - 10/8/2021

Our beloved brother, son, uncle,and husband passed away on October 8, 2021. He was born on August 23, 1961 to Camilla Herrera and Roberto Vega in Santa Barbara. Bobby had a talent in building classic model cars and was very meticulous and detailed which earned him trophies for his creativity. Bob was also a good cook, my favorites were his “papas” (fries) and pancakes, he was the king of making papas. I will never forget that he was there for me and took care of me at an earlier time in my life when I needed care, he watched over me as a big brother should. Growing up I was referred to as Bobby’s little sister and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Bobby leaves behind his sisters Lydia and Sonia, brothers Phil, Freddy, Fernando, and Joey, father Roberto Vega and all his nieces, nephews and cousins, he will be missed but not forgotten, and always loved. Bobby was preceded in death by his loving mother, Camilla Herrera, brother Jesse Perez Jr. And wife Maureen Lyman. Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows, Rosary on Thursday, 10/21/2021 at 7pm,

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Kenneth Alexander McAshan 5/10/1949 - 9/29/2021

Kenneth Alexander McAshan passed away from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on September 29, 2021 in Houston, Texas, at age 72. Kenny was born on May 10, 1949, in Houston, Texas to Lillie Weir Franzheim Webb and Samuel Alexander McAshan. He was one of four children. Kenny’s family moved to New Orleans where he attended St. Martin’s Episcopal School for many years and graduated from Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut. Summers growing up were spent on Xalapa Farm, the family’s American thoroughbred horse breeding stable in Paris, Kentucky. Kenny took pleasure in working for Claiborne Farms in Kentucky; and, he developed a love of architecture from participating in the building of his mother’s home on Xalapa, the Buckner House. Kenny served in the United States Marine Corps and earned the rank of corporal before his honorable discharge in 1975. He returned to New Orleans and devoted much of his time to art, attending classes and having numerous shows at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, where he eventually met and married Allison Crutcher McAshan, the mother of his children. Kenny then founded Simms Fine Art, an art gallery on Julia Street that represented international, national and regional artists, including Janet Fish, William Crowell, Jesus Moroles and Francis Pavy. He was also instrumental in having the artists speak to the public, and to students at Isidore Newman School. Kenny spent many decades developing his property, Jasmine Villa, on the British Virgin Island of Tortola, which was perched on a cliff overlooking Long Bay, and where his family enjoyed many holidays. Later in his life, Kenny completed his education by receiving his Bachelor in Fine Arts in Sculpture from Tulane University, and his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing at Louisiana State University. He also studied sculpture under Professor Jules Struppeck at Newcomb Art School. After earning his degrees, Kenny served as the Art Director at Archbishop Hannan High School and taught art at Lusher High School in New Orleans. While teaching at Hannan, he even brought a horse on campus for the art class to draw! Kenny took great pride in his service as the President of the St. Charles Avenue Association. During his tenure, he worked on restricting the commercialization of the Avenue and started the first fundraiser to combat the destructive Buck Moth caterpillar infestation of New Orleans’ beloved oak trees. Kenny showcased his art in

countless exhibitions throughout his life and had a true passion for creating and showing his art and was an avid collector. In his later years, he moved to Santa Barbara, California where he enjoyed being a member of the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club, the lively art and food scene and his bachelor pad with killer Pacific Ocean views. His last two years were spent in Houston at the Villages of River Oaks to be closer to his children. More than anything, Kenny prided himself on being a father to four of his own children and a stepfather to two. He supported their school activities, sports and was active in coaching at Carrollton Boosters as well as at Metairie Playground. Kenny was kind, gentle and generous, starting from the time he was a young child, and throughout his life. He is survived by his three siblings: Celeste McAshan Neuman (Emler), Basi McAshan Carbine (Michael) and Michael Myrlin McCullar; four children: Samantha McAshan Derrett (Michael), William Alexander Crutcher McAshan (Britni), Kenneth Hudson Franzheim McAshan and Garner Tullis McAshan; two step daughters: Shannon Collins Alfonso (Robert) and Charlotte Collins Meade (John Alden); two grandchildren: Wesley and Charlotte Derrett; and five step grandchildren: Jack, Allison, Rogan, and Hunter Meade and Lizzie Alfonso. A very special thanks to The Villages of River Oaks for their loyal service and care for Mr. McAshan. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial Service at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Visitation at 2:00 PM followed by a small service at 3:00 PM. Donations in lieu of flowers to The Houston Area Parkinson Society.

Burtrun Taylor King Jr. 12/8/1931 - 4/14/2021

Burt (Burto) King passed away in April of this year due to Covid. Get your shot people. Burt lived a long life growing up during the Depression, serving in WWII, and a long and distinguished career in Aerospace where he was involved in many of the watershed moments in space exploration and manned flights to the Moon. Missed will be the “Board Meetings” with his cadre at the Yacht Club where the better minds solved all the worlds problems. Survived by his son Thadias King and daughter Victoria King, and son Chris King who passed before him, we will miss you Dad. Burt’s legacy includes, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. A world traveler, skier, yachtsman, scholar, and man about town, he was loved by the ladies, and they loved him back. Have a fair weather journey my friend and see you on the other side.


obituaries Dr. Harvey Stancer 3/6/1926 - 9/16/2021

Dr. Harvey Stancer was born in Toronto, on March 6, 1926, where he and his sister Mildred were raised by their father, Louis, and mother, Pearl (née Onrot). His family lived on the Danforth in the east end of Toronto, and he graduated from Jarvis Collegiate. Diligent and bright, he spent his early-20’s supporting his mother’s movie theatre part-time while completing a PhD in biochemistry. Next, a medical degree at the University of Toronto; he chose psychiatry because he “couldn’t stand the sight of blood.” As a research assistant at the Banting and Best Medical Research Institute, Dr. Stancer charmed a quick-witted chemist-thendentist, Dr. Magda Winter, whom he married in 1958. The couple’s collective curiosities extended well-beyond the sciences: they kept their hungry minds busy with travel and art and, through a combination of work and adventure, found themselves enthralled by living in faraway places such as New York City and London, England. With the couple’s nest newly adorned with photos of remote places, Dr. Harvey Stancer returned to Canada in 1962 to work at the Toronto Psychiatric hospital where he took a major role in the planning the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry’s Research Wing; there and at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (now “CAMH”), he proudly committed his brilliance to psychiatric research science. His lasting contributions (that have been described as seminal) have since been commemorated by the University’s establishment of the annual Harvey Stancer Research Day. At the dusk of his illuminating career, Dr. Stancer relocated from Toronto to Santa Barbara, California to be nearer to family. There, he continued to give to those around him. He delved into his passions for filmmaking (leaving behind a trove of entertaining family films), golfing, and, perhaps most- importantly, being a constant force of support and love to his three grandchildren. Dr. Harvey Stancer was preceded in death by Magda in 2017. He will be remembered respectfully by all those who experienced his boldness and zeal for life: colleagues, patients, students, mentees, friends, and family. Father

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to Claire and Karen. Father-inlaw to David Piltch and Peter Hannan. Uncle to Louise Urbas. Companion to Bea Hamlin. “Pata” to his grandchildren (Rachel, Poppy, and Oliver) and great granddaughter, Léna. He passed peacefully on September 16th, surrounded by family. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Claudia Brisceno, and the rest of the Sarah House team, for all of the loving care and compassion they provided.

Jerry Stewart

5/9/1934 - 9/23/2021

Jerry Stewart was adopted as an infant by devout Mormons, Adiel Stewart (then Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah) and his wife DeEtte Buys Stewart. For his 16th birthday, his father gave him a magnificent stallion named Chief, with the proviso that if he could break him, he could keep him. Jerry succeeded in breaking the horse but broke his arm in the process. He forgave Chief and continued to ride him every day. He was a lifelong sports fanatic, playing high school football and baseball, but barely graduated because he’d skipped so many days of school to go skiing. After graduation, Jerry completed a Mormon Mission in Long Island, New York. Converts were scarce, but he did spend a night in jail, for knocking on a door in an exclusive neighborhood which banned religious proselytizing. In his early 20s he enlisted in the Marines and when it was discovered that he was an experienced skier, he was pulled out of boot camp and sent to Las Vegas to teach skiing to other Marines, bound for Korea. However, his military career soon ended in an Honorable Discharge after a torrential rainstorm triggered a severe asthma attack, which put him in the hospital. He returned to Salt Lake City and dabbled at various money-making pursuits. One was a shopping cart cleaning business, which was not a success. He also had a slightly more lucrative side “job” as a pool shark with partners Lefty and Pop Eye. After some harrowing escapes, he opted for a safer career tending bar at the local Elks Club. Here he met the love of his life, my mother Gail, a twice divorced, lapsed Catholic, mother of three. Although he was not our

biological father, he became “Dad” to me and my two younger brothers when he married Mom and we all moved to California. Over the next few decades, Dad tried several ways to support his new family. He pumped gas and sold real estate and worked as a security guard for a while in Southern California. I was out of the nest by the time he moved Mom and my two brothers up the coast and got a security guard job at the Oakland Coliseum, before he found a better paying job at a can manufacturing company, where he lost a finger repairing a machine. After another move, even further up the coast, he found a job he truly loved as a log scaler, for the Bureau of Logging, in the redwoods of Humboldt County. Log scalers, for those who might wonder, calculate the value of a given load of logs, bound for the sawmill. This is based on the size and quality of the wood, given the amount of insect and fungus damage. The work was arduous, but Dad was in his element, enjoying the mental arithmetic, and he stuck with it until he retired. Widowed for the last 20 years of his life, he was a good man, a good friend, and a beloved Dad. Ever the optimist, despite his failing lungs and damaged spine, his answer to “How are you?” was always a hearty “Super!” Ten years ago, my husband Allan Stewart-Oaten and I sprang Dad from a nursing home in Humboldt County and brought him to live with us in Santa Barbara. Although he missed his friends in Blue Lake–KC Murphy, Ron Brunson and other members of the Blue Lake Grange–Dad quickly connected with our neighbor Stan Tucker, to swap stories and play “chickenfoot” dominoes each week. He was hit hard by the loss of his two friends Ron and Stan from natural causes. Dad loved celebrating holidays with our extended family and never forgot anyone’s birthday. He’ll be missed by Grandson Josh Stewart-Oaten, Grandson Nick Stewart-Oaten (wife Arwen Johnson) and their sons Jack & Leo StewartOaten, Albert Oaten (wife Katie Davis) and their sons Alex & Adrian Oaten. Also, by his Grandson Klee Orthel and by Klee’s daughter, Vanessa Kuersten (husband Bryce) and their daughter Charlee and son Avery. And by his son Vern Stewart (and Vern’s son and daughter, Michael and Kristin Statt). Although he couldn’t see them often enough, Dad was very fond of his nieces and nephews, including Cathee Pudnos, Patrick Earhart,

Denise Earhart and Denise’s children Tiffany Cain and her brother John Cain. Our family would like to express our deep gratitude to the nurses (especially Nurse Elaine at Station 3) and the staff (especially Ann Monroe) at Valle Verde Nursing Home for their kindness and tender care.

John Joseph “Jack” Bugay 9/22/1928 - 10/3/2021

John “Jack” Bugay peacefully shed his earthly bonds Sunday early evening October 3rd at his place of residence at Mission Villa in Santa Barbara, after a long struggle with progressive and debilitating dementia. He was 93. Jack lived a remarkable life. A brilliant and often enigmatic character. He was born September 22 1928 in Niagara Falls New York to John and Theresa Bugay, who became an extraordinarily successful immigrant family from Poland. The values of hard work and achievement were forged into his path. Jack want to College (University of Rochester) at 16; and from there on to the University of Michigan Law School. At Michigan he met his future bride Patty Jewett. The newlyweds headed West to California and after a brief stay stay in Los Angeles where he passed the California Bar Exam, they moved to Santa Barbara. He quickly became a successful and influential young Attorney in Santa Barbara. In the early 1960’s he established his first independent business venture , Presidio Savings and Loan. He ultimately sold the company to a larger competitor, and he acquired California Thrift and Loan; while running his own law firm in downtown Santa Barbara. Jack and Patty raised three children in Santa Barbara, Paula, John and Philip. Jack and Patty parted in 1963. Patty moved to Britain, and Jack stayed to manage his businesses and his law firm. One of Jack’s deepest and most abiding passions was his love of the Ocean. He was a committed and exceptional sailor. In his early 40’s he decided to hang up his law practice and business life and go sailing full-time. He had his

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Peter A. Schramm 2/2/1947 - 9/1/2021

Peter Schramm was born in Santa Barbara to Edward W. Schramm and Janet Angell Schramm. Since childhood Peter had a passion for all things mechanical. His intelligence and knowledge were wide ranging; a friend of the family’s said “He knew lots about a lot of things.” His main expertise was in rebuilding and repairing automobiles but he developed a range of skills that enabled him to successfully rewire a house, build a staircase, shoot pool, repair clocks. . . . For the past forty years he lived and worked on the island of Maui. Peter died peacefully in his sleep at Maui Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. He is survived by his sisters, Gretchen, Judy, and Jenifer Schramm. Rest in peace, Peter.

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gearing up for its October 14 Hollister Ranch Coastal Access Program workshop, the Alisal Fire began raging along the Gaviota Coast. It was hard not to perceive a certain irony in the timing. Fire reminds us of the ephemeral nature of things, of what matters and what does not, of how little is within our control. Here, where harsh geology, dry brush, and notorious winds converge, the realities are underscored. The workshop has been postponed. It’s frightening and humbling, but maybe it’s also an opportunity to examine our priorities, think bigger, and redirect our efforts and resources to more meaningful causes. Fire has become a year-round risk in California, a consequence of human-caused global warming. Statewide costs to fight wildfire in 2020 is estimated to be more than $2 billion, and 2021 is on track to exceed that. As of October 16, the cost of fighting the ongoing Alisal Fire was approaching $9 million. Nevertheless, the 2021 California State budget includes a $10 million earmark for Hollister Ranch access. Rather than pouring that money into the whimsical, misguided, incomplete scheme currently under consideration, I believe that most Californians would prefer to see it go toward more pressing causes — such as firefighting resources, overdue maintenance of existing facilities, or measures to combat global warming. To recap: The Hollister Ranch is an active cattle ranch with an unforgiving climate and no amenities. The only land access is via a single private ranch road, which is narrow and winding, with tight curves, blind corners, and many grades in excess of 20 percent. Much of the area has no utility services. If the state wishes to make easier recreational access a priority on the Hollister, it has the power to do so by condemning trail or road easements, paying for property and loss of privacy, and paying for and providing the requisite facilities, infrastructure, and management. Prior to doing that, it has a legal and moral obligation to conduct a serious assessment of the environmental impacts of the proposed development and the increased use it will engender. Instead, another “plan” has been presented, different only in that it acknowledges constraints, but integrating no new information or solutions after decades of study and citizen participation. The obsessive focus on the eight and a half miles of coast that skirt Hollister Ranch is particularly strange in light of the fact that the Gaviota Coast is 76 miles, from Goleta to Point Sal, and includes the Dangermond Preserve and Vandenberg Space Force Base, both off-limits, and beach areas such as El Cap, Refugio, and Jalama, which struggle to maintain their facilities and are closer to population centers.

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Surfers, hikers, and boaters have long enjoyed access to the Ranch beaches, which are indeed public, and the Ranch has been innovative in sponsoring environmental education, scientific studies, and other programs to foster understanding and protection of the natural resources. The architects of this “plan” are underestimating the intelligence and vision of the people of California. An unofficial survey of the public comments received on this latest proposal revealed that at least 85 percent of commenters oppose the plan, citing significant concerns and a desire to protect the unspoiled nature of the area. There are reasonable, cost-effective, resource-sensitive ways to increase coastal access along the entire Gaviota Coast, including the Hollister Ranch, but this “plan” does nothing to achieve those goals. It is filled with inconsistencies and violates its own tenets of protecting the environment and respecting private property ownership. Please do not misconstrue our love for this land, and how sincerely we are working to ensure that it endures far beyond our individual life spans. And please let’s not shortchange the people of California, now and generations to come, who are a lot smarter and more caring than this access charade seems to assume. As I write this, I am looking out onto brown hills and narrow dirt roads while helicopters chuff through the haze, and I know a battle is being waged nearby. I hope it ends well and soon, but my “go” bag is packed and ready. It’s an experience all too familiar to many. Those of us who are spared in this particular moment have the luxury of being philosophical, but fire, and the global warming that drives it, is a premonition of loss, and an unequivocal reminder of the fragility of our lives. What if in response we were to draw upon the best in ourselves, act on love and good sense, and consolidate our efforts? The relentless grandstanding about expanding recreational access to this particular stretch of coast is a wasteful distraction, and we all know there are more pressing issues. Why would California dump an additional $10 million into developing Hollister Ranch access instead of directing it to crucial needs? We’re on this little blue dot together. May we do as we are meant to. Note: Public comments about the California Coastal Commission’s HRCAP plan can be emailed n to Hollister@coastal.ca.gov. INDEPENDENT.COM

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lazyacres.com At a time when concerns over wellness and healthy grocery shopping have never been more central, Lazy Acres continues its decades-long run as Santa Barbara’s favorite destination for health food and nutritional products. Store director Bryan Feil says that being the best means “setting the standard in Santa Barbara for service and natural and organic products.” RUNNER-UP: Tri-County Produce

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santacruzmarkets.com At both the Santa Barbara and Goleta locations, the staff at Santa Cruz Market prides itself on providing the kind of personal service that comes to mind when you think of the Best Corner Store. Store supervisor Tom Modugno says that “being voted the best in town means we were successful at treating our customers with the care and respect that they deserve.” RUNNER-UP: Cantwell’s Market & Deli

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Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market

sbfarmersmarket.org Accept no substitutes. The Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market rolls on as our top way to buy fresh produce, not to mention the best place to see your neighbors, catch up on what’s going on in the community, and revel in the bounty of all our amazing regional farms. With six locations — two in Santa Barbara, plus Solvang, Montecito, Carpinteria, and Goleta — each operating on a different day of the week, you’re never long or far from the freshest produce around. Runner-Up: Tri-County Produce

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farmcartorganics.com Already widely appreciated in Santa Barbara County, the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model got a significant boost from the COVID quarantine, when people sought a better way to acquire healthy organic food while supporting their local farmers. Katherine and Jason Lesh of Farm Cart Organics have a history that goes back to the 1970s through Katherine’s dad, Tom Shepherd, and the family farm she grew up on in Carpinteria. To this day they still use the original farm cart for their stand, which is open Sunday-Tuesday at 5103 Carpinteria Avenue. RUNNER-UP: Plow to Porch Organics

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Late-Night Eats The Blue Owl

theblueowlsb.com In a town like Santa Barbara where the sidewalks can seem to roll up after 11 p.m., The Blue Owl performs something of a public service by dishing up delicious meals on Fridays and Saturdays until the almost unimaginable hour of 2:30 a.m. Add to that distinction a menu that’s full of great options for any time of the day, including an excellent fried rice, and you have a recipe for success even when the sun’s out. RUNNER-UP: Dave’s Dogs Grill

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“Santa Barbara is the perfect location for a fish market,” writes Erika Tai James, marketing manager for Santa Barbara Fish Market. Thanks to the thriving marine habitat that surrounds the Channel Islands and their location at the harbor, the market can support local fishermen while pleasing a diverse clientele that loves to prepare seafood at home. One thing that still gets a laugh from the employees is when the phone rings and it’s someone who thinks the store is also a restaurant and asks for a reservation.

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Visitors to Chocolate Maya encounter chocolate in a way that’s different from anything they’ve experienced before, even when it’s not their first time in the shop. Thanks to the creative imagination and resourcefulness of owner Maya Schoop-Rutten, the flavors and appearances of her chocolate treats change constantly. Maya wishes to thank those who voted for her for “14 years of fantastic support,” and those who know and love the store wish to thank Maya and her dedicated team for 14 years of fantastic chocolate.

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Nationally known for its superior freshness and flavor, McConnell’s Ice Cream has grown up along with Santa Barbara. “McConnell’s couldn’t exist without Santa Barbara,” said CEO Michael Palmer. “This city is our roots.” In addition to packing untold numbers of pints, the shop on State Street continues to hand deliver the goods in the form of ice cream cups and cones, something that Palmer cites as still his favorite part of the job: “handing an ice cream cone to a kid.”

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Doughnut Shop Hook & Press

hookandpressdonuts.com Owners John Burnett and Denisse Salinas said a heartfelt mouthful in their acknowledgement of being voted Best Doughnut Shop. “To win this award during a pandemic means so much,” they wrote. “Our team had to work so much harder this year; they had to learn quickly and be flexible with all of the changing rules and regulations. From hundreds of curbside drop-offs and contactless deliveries to washing and scrubbing so much our hands were cracked to the seemingly endless shifts while wearing masks. To crawl through this and come out clean on the other side makes us feel like the Andy Dufresne of donuts!” Does this mean we can expect a Shawshank doughnut coming soon? RUNNER-UP: Eller’s Donut House

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When Shannon Gaston left corporate HR behind to start Crushcakes back in February 2008, she could not possibly have anticipated either the perfect storm of challenges that would arise, starting with a recession, or the extraordinary successes that she and her team would achieve, not only in the highly competitive world of cupcaking, but also in empowering women and underrepresented communities through their business. Serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at both the Santa Barbara and Goleta locations, Crushcakes continues its mission of providing peace, love, and cupcakes.

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With two locations, one on Milpas and the other in Carpinteria, Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels serves up delicious breakfast and lunch fare to hundreds of in-person customers every day. They do so while simultaneously offering one of Santa Barbara’s best catering services, providing offices and individuals with the bagels, sandwiches, and salads they need to power through the day. California isn’t known for its bagels, but thanks to Jack’s, Santa Barbara is.

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Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant

losarroyos.net Tracy Collins, administrative coordinator for the busy network of Los Arroyos restaurants, counts working with a team that can make jokes while accomplishing great things as one of her favorite parts of her job. She writes that “this award is particularly special to us because we love being part of the Goleta community and are happy that our customers love us too.” RUNNER-UP: Jane at the Marketplace

Carpinteria Restaurant Padaro Beach Grill

padarobeachgrill.com For Will Ransone of Padaro Beach Grill, this award is very much about teamwork throughout the pandemic. He writes that “it’s a direct reflection on all of my employees, and their excellent efforts throughout the past year providing an enjoyable experience to our guests.” He’s also a generous supporter of everyone in the local restaurant community, voicing his feeling that “there are so many talented operators who put out excellent food and service daily” in Carpinteria that they all deserve our support. RUNNER-UP: Rincon Brewery

Isla Vista Restaurant

Freebirds World Burrito

freebirdsiv.com This Isla Vista institution has been feeding hungry college students since 1987. With a fast, efficient assembly setup behind the counter, and a new, COVID-safe system for keeping most of the waiting line outside, Freebirds can still handle the late-night rush better than any other spot in town, and it’s open until 11 p.m. every night. RUNNER-UP: Woodstock’s Pizza

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honorbar.com The bar/restaurant experience doesn’t come any better than this. Situated in the heart of Coast Village Road, The Honor Bar serves up great shareable snacks, delicious sandwiches (including the winner in our new category for Fried Chicken Sandwiches), and healthy salads alongside great drinks, wines, and beers. The cozy indoor booths and club-like bar seating offer one kind of experience, while the seats outside deliver another: the unique people-watching vibe that makes Montecito special. RUNNER-UP (Montecito Restaurant): Bettina RUNNER-UP (Fried Chicken Sandwich): Shalhoob’s Funk Zone Patio

cajunkitchencafe.com Lines for tables forming outside on weekends are one way to know you’re doing something right, and another is winning a big category like Best Breakfast. Owner Richard Jimenez Jr. is proud of what he and his staff have achieved in their multiple Santa Barbara and Goleta locations. “We do our best to give our customers an enjoyable experience and to have their support is awesome,” he says. “We’re super grateful.” RUNNER-UP: Jeannine’s

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Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Industrial Eats

industrialeats.com It’s no secret that some of the region’s most exciting restaurants are in the Santa Ynez Valley, where experimenting with great ingredients and novel presentation techniques has become the norm. When Jeff and Janet Olsson of New West Catering opened Industrial Eats in late 2013, their intention was to create an atmosphere that was welcoming and casual yet appropriate for serving dishes such as oysters with caviar or smoked pheasant salad alongside their amazing pizzas. The concept took off immediately, and now our voters have chosen Eats as their favorite in this highly competitive category. RUNNER-UP: S.Y. Kitchen

2981 Cliff Dr.; (805) 898-2628 The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach has always been blessed with an extraordinary location. The views from its restaurant, bar, and patio are all unsurpassed. Yet there’s more to the Boathouse than the beach, and that’s quite evident from their triple crown of Best Sunday Brunch, Happy Hour, and Bloody Mary.

RUNNER-UP (Sunday Brunch): Scarlett Begonia RUNNER-UP (Happy Hour): La Playa Azul Café RUNNER-UP (Bloody Mary): Brophy Bros.

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loquitasb.com The corner of State and Yanonali has not been the same since Loquita took up its position there as the city’s premier exponent of Spanish cuisine. Serving a wide variety of tapas along with such spectacular mains as their much-vaunted paellas, Loquita is fully booked on the regular. “It’s fun to see people become completely immersed in Spanish-style food,” said GM Michael Bowlds, especially “when it’s their first exposure to it.” RUNNER-UP: milk & honey

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Chinese Restaurant China Pavilion

china-pavilion.com Delivering outstanding service every day and delicious dim sum on the weekends has put China Pavilion on Chapala Street into a class of its own when it comes to Chinese food in Santa Barbara. Their extensive lunch and dinner menu offers everything from familiar favorites like Kung Pao Chicken to Szechuan Spicy Peppercorn Hot Pot and even classic Peking Duck. There are plenty of vegetarian options, and when the dim sum menu goes into effect on Saturday morning, they add dozens of different dumplings and other small plates to the selection. RUNNER-UP: China Palace

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Indian Restaurant Flavor of India

French Restaurant bouchon

bouchonsantabarbara.com Leave it to chef Greg Murphy and the team at bouchon Santa Barbara to come up with an elegant yet playful solution to the challenge of bringing fine dining outdoors during a pandemic. The fact that this California cuisine restaurant continues to rack up wins in the French restaurant category testifies to the extraordinary attention to detail and extreme devotion to seasonal ingredients that have been at the heart of their approach from the beginning. For something out of the ordinary and educational, sign up for one of Chef Murphy’s Market Tour & Gourmet Dinner packages. You and a maximum of seven others will hit either the Saturday or the Tuesday market with the chef and then return to bouchon to feast on the fresh ingredients you helped select earlier that day. You’ll never look at the market, or your plate, the same way. RUNNER-UP: Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro

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flavorofindiasb.com At Flavor of India on upper State Street, they keep two traditional Tandoori ovens glowing in order not only to grill the skewered meats to orange-tinted Tandoori perfection but also to give the delicious assortment of Indian breads such as chapati, naan, and aloo paratha their beautiful golden crust. Owners Anil and Bita Kainwal express their appreciation for those who voted, saying that they “are deeply honored by our loyal customers for this recognition of winning the Best Indian Restaurant.” RUNNER-UP: Bibi Ji

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viamaestra42.com Maybe it’s the way that Via Maestra 42 gets going at 8:30 in the morning with a delicious Italian-style breakfast that won them so many votes in this highly competitive category, or it could have been the consistently high quality of all the ingredients that longtime owner Renato Moisio (who recently sold to original manager Nicole Bitar) imports from Italy and vends through the restaurant’s grocery store. Ultimately, the one thing we know for sure is that customer loyalty could not be higher for this mainstay of the Santa Barbara dining scene since 2000. RUNNER-UP: Ca’Dario

Mexican Restaurant • Salsa • Takeout Los Agaves

los-agaves.com Now with five locations, including Oxnard and Westlake in addition to two in Santa Barbara and one in Goleta, Los Agaves scored top marks in three of our most popular categories, including the COVID-crucial Best Takeout. There’s no secret to Los Agaves’ appeal, which is based on attentive service, delicious food, and an all-encompassing positive attitude that has led them to grow rapidly in the 13 years since opening their first location on Milpas Street. Owner Carlos Luna feels grateful for the community support his restaurants have received, “especially during these past 18 months of a pandemic which have been most difficult not only for my business but for so many others. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you to all you beautiful people for your continued support!” RUNNER-UP (Mexican Restaurant • Salsa): Los Arroyos RUNNER-UP (Takeout): Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar

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Seafood Restaurant • Clam Chowder

Sushi Restaurant • Parklet

brophybros.com One look at the view from Brophy’s outstanding location upstairs in the Santa Barbara Harbor and you will know immediately how they maintain such high standards when it comes to serving fresh seafood and delicious New England–style clam chowder. To get any closer to the source of the fish, you would have to eat on a boat. The unflappable staff keeps things running smoothly even when it seems like everyone within a mile of the breakwater wants a table at the same time. Brophy Bros. is a true Santa Barbara experience that keeps getting better. RUNNER-UP: Lure Fish House

arigatosb.com Two-category winner Arigato has carried on its longstanding tradition of serving perfectly fresh nigiri and sashimi in the midst of a quarantine shutdown that stymied many restaurants that depend on regular shipments of perishable ingredients. Not only that, when State Street went to a promenade, they expanded their already formidable sidewalk seating into a parklet that you, the readers of the Indy, judged to be the best in show. RUNNER-UP (Sushi): Sushi Teri RUNNER-UP (Parklet): Opal Restaurant & Bar

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emptybowlnoodle.com This popular spot in the Public Market nabbed two awards this year by continuing to serve delightful noodle dishes that fill you up as you empty the bowl. Co-owner Emre Balli says that even though it’s hard to be sure of anything about the future given all we’ve just been through, he does know that he will be “serving noodles, pouring wines, and raising my kids” for the foreseeable future. He loves coming to work in the

heart of Santa Barbara and reminds us all that “you can travel the world, but nothing comes close to the Golden Coast.”

RUNNER-UP (Thai Restaurant): Your Choice RUNNER-UP (Noodle Bar): Nikka Ramen

Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant • Veggie Burger The Natural Café

thenaturalcafe.com Double winner The Natural Café has plenty of experience dishing up vegetarian food at multiple locations throughout Santa Barbara and the South Coast. With more and more people switching to vegetarian and vegan diets, or at least choosing to forego meat on frequent occasions, the demand for dependable plantbased dining options continues to rise. And with four different veggie burger options on the menu, it’s easy to see how The Natural Café garnered a win in that category. RUNNER-UP (Vegetarian/Vegan): Mesa Verde RUNNER-UP (Veggie Burger): Mesa Burger

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Now with four fabulous locations — three in Santa Barbara and one in Goleta — South Coast Deli remains at the forefront of our city’s thriving sandwich scene. Focusing on freshness when it comes to ingredients, South Coast stands apart from the pack with its inventive menu, which is filled with original recipes, including the RBC, a pressed roast beef sandwich with caramelized onions and cambozola cheese, and the two Nom Noms, Viet (with pork shoulder) and Vegan (with plant-based Hungry Planet chicken).

RUNNER-UP: Three Pickles

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When the Funk Zone flipped from an industrial area to an art-and-wine-fueled tourist destination, the Shalhoob family pivoted right along with it, clearing the large cutting room of their wholesale butcher shop, converting it into a kitchen, and outfitting their large parking lot on Gray Avenue with comfortable picnic tables. Suddenly surrounded by hungry hordes, they sent up plumes of fragrant smoke as a signal that they were open for barbecue business. The rest is culinary history, as our readers have spoken, and they are now recognized as the city’s top barbecue spot.

RUNNER-UP: The Creekside Restaurant

Steak House Lucky’s

luckys-steakhouse.com The best things in life may be free, but there are certain other things that are also pretty great, and eating at Lucky’s is high up on that list. Impeccable service, a warren of tastefully discreet dining areas, and a menu that’s flush with aged USDA Prime steaks and other exquisite delicacies all add up to one thing: a fine-dining experience that’s the equal of other great restaurants anywhere in the world. They don’t call it “Montecito’s second living room” for nothing. You should see the first one! RUNNER-UP: Chuck’s of Hawaii

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Now that the popular Habit Burger Grill restaurants developed by brothers Brent and Bruce Reichard have broken big nationally with multiple awards, including Best Regional Fast-Food Chain of 2019 from USA Today’s readers, and an acquisition and subsequent rapid expansion under the aegis of international mega-company Yum Brands, it’s good to know that, according to our discerning readers, their local operations, which the brothers still own themselves, haven’t lost a step. Staying true to their formula, which is based on the iconic Charburger and a freshness-first policy for all ingredients, The Habit remains just that, a habit for thousands of hungry Santa Barbarans across their multiple locations.

RUNNER-UP: Mesa Burger

Chicken Wings Sama Sama Kitchen samasamakitchen.com

Seasoned with sweet and spicy tamarind BBQ sauce, cilantro, and lime, the Mary’s chicken wings at Sama Sama Kitchen have developed a following. In this culinary moment of peak chicken wing, Sama Sama thus stands atop the pyramid of bones that marks the result of 2021’s hottest fast-food trend.

RUNNER-UP: Wingman Rodeo

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Burrito • Breakfast Burrito Super Cucas

supercucasrestaurant.com Big burritos and an even bigger heart have made this Westside institution a perennial favorite in both the Burrito and the Breakfast Burrito category. Now with outposts on the Mesa and in Isla Vista, Super Cucas continues to deliver the kind of delicious belly bomba that keeps surfers, firefighters, and all other kinds of hardworking Santa Barbara people from running out of steam on long days. There are other items on the menu, and it’s all good, but when what you want is a burrito, Super Cucas is your go-to spot. RUNNER-UP (Burrito): Los Agaves RUNNER-UP (Breakfast Burrito): The Daily Grind


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Lilly’s Taqueria lillystacos.com

For Lilly Sepulveda of Lilly’s Taqueria, this recognition means that the “hard work and dedication” of her team “to bring you the best taco experience does not go unnoticed.” When people travel from far-off lands in search of truly authentic taco culture, Lilly’s is what they are looking for. For those of us who live here, and don’t have to dream of tacos like these, Lilly’s creates a sense of continuity and belonging that only comes with years of hard work and patience. Swing by on a weekend to snag a tripas taco, or come any day but Tuesday for their steamed delicacies, all served on the perfect hand-pressed corn tortilla.

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Rusty’s Pizza Parlor

rustyspizza.com With roots stretching back to 1969, when entrepreneurs Roger and Carol Duncan began serving roast beef in Isla Vista under the name Rusty’s Roast Beef, Rusty’s has been a trusted name in family dining for half a century. With nine locations stretching from Goleta to Summerland, you’re never far from a hot pizza pie. For a trip down televisual memory lane, check out the vintage commercial’s that Jim “Ernest” Varney made for Rusty’s on their website. RUNNER-UP: Bettina

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After 35 years on East Cota Street offering authentic New Orleans cuisine and a tempting menu of “Bourbon Street Beverages,” The Palace Grill remains a legend for the stellar service of its waitstaff. A perfect spot for a group celebration, The Palace Grill will feed you, quench your thirst, and raise your spirits in a way that you won’t soon forget. Now that takeout cocktails are a thing, consider the possibility of a 16-ounce Sazerac in your future. Now that’s stellar.

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carlitos.com Just steps away from the Arlington and New Vic theaters, this charming patio offers diners a pre- or post-show experience that’s second to none. Our readers love the ambience, which, now that State Street has become a pedestrian promenade, is more welcoming than ever. Whether you’re in the mood for a margarita and some “botanas” or hungry for something more substantial, Carlito’s will take care of you, al fresco. RUNNER-UP: La Paloma Café 2021

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sustainablewinetours.com For Scott Bull, owner of Sustainable Wine Tours, “there is truly no greater joy than being of service and inspiration to our very own community!” Bull says that approval and recognition from Santa Barbara locals “means the absolute world to us,” adding the message, “Thank you so much! We raise our glasses to you!” He and his team look forward to curating your next wine-tasting adventure and providing “an incredible, delicious, and unforgettable experience in the world and wonders of small-batch sustainable winemaking.” RUNNER-UP: Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours

vicesandspices.net With roots that stretch back through three generations of the Booth family and a dedication to sourcing and delivering the best teas from all over the world, Vices & Spices provides tea drinkers with a place to call their own. While the selection of teas is unsurpassed, thanks to founder Blue Booth, there’s always freshly roasted Kona coffee in the store and a vibe that radiates exploration and adventure. RUNNER-UP: Dune Coffee Roasters

Juicery • Smoothie Bar Blenders in the Grass

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drinkblenders.com According to founding partner Keric Brown, at Blenders in the Grass, being the best means “using the best ingredients to make a healthy and delicious meal in a cup, and doing it quickly.” Started back in 1995 by three friends with a common passion for endurance sports and healthy eating, Blenders has become one of the great Isla Vista entrepreneurial success stories. Just look for the giant cup on the roof. RUNNER-UP (Juicery): Juice Ranch RUNNER-UP (Smoothie Bar): Backyard Bowls

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

figmtnbrew.com Figueroa Mountain founder and CEO Jaime Dietenhofer acknowledges that “it has been a challenging few years for the brewing and restaurant industry,” adding that going through hard times makes receiving an award like this one “very humbling and a testament to how hard our team works.” His favorite part of the job is “sharing a beer with our amazing patrons.” Look for an expansion of Figueroa Mountain operations soon to be announced. RUNNER-UP: M. Special

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Beer Selection on Tap • Funk Zone Spot

Lama Dog Tap Room + Bottle Shop

lamadog.com For Pete Burnham of Lama Dog Tap Room, all the hard work that went into building a great business in a new neighborhood like the Funk Zone seems entirely worth it when your efforts bring you Best of Santa Barbara® in two highly competitive categories. Burnham says that “it means so much to win the Best Of, especially having won two awards!” He credits his amazing employees and says that they also feel “a huge sense of pride.”

RUNNER-UP: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Valley Tasting Room Sunstone Winery

sunstonewinery.com Blessed with a prime Santa Ynez location and cultivated by multiple generations of the Rice family, Sunstone Winery consistently ranks as one of the region’s most visited tasting rooms. Under the watchful eye of Director of Winemaking Brittany Rice, organically grown Rhône and Bordeaux varietals come together to make some of the region’s most respected wines. Add to that the spectacular Sunstone Villa, with its marvelous assortment of salvaged European architectural elements, and you’ve got a winning formula for the perfect tasting experience. RUNNER-UP: Stolpman Vineyards

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Montecito mudslide wiped out the Stonehouse’s cellar, that total effectively went to zero. Now, just three years and a few months later, Stonehouse wine director Todd Smith has restocked the new cellar, and the list is as impressive— perhaps more impressive — than ever.

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Margerum Wine Company

margerumwines.com At this elegant space in the Hotel Californian, the Margerum team is clearly doing a lot of things very right. Combining the Margerum and Barden wine lists, serving great food, and staying open until 8 p.m. (9 p.m. in the summer) are all strategies that have proved to be winners with our voters. For Doug Margerum, the best thing about his job is “the seasonality of the wine business. It’s very busy during harvest, and of course bottling is stressful and very important, but between those times, there’s lots of time to relax and enjoy wine and sell it to our friends in the restaurant and retail wine business.” RUNNER-UP: Grassini Family Vineyards

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The Good Lion

Wine Bar Satellite

satellitesb.com Judging from our voters’ response— and from the crowds that flock to their parklet nightly— wine guy Drew Cuddy and Chef Emma West have a hit on their hands with Satellite. Its central State Street location, combined with an emphasis on natural wines and sustainable local produce, appeals to a new generation of health- and climate-conscious connoisseurs. Add in live music outdoors, and a scene is born. RUNNER-UP: Santa Barbara Wine Therapy

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goodlioncocktails.com When Brandon and Misty Ristaino started mixing craft cocktails at The Good Lion, they knew what they wanted to accomplish— beyond making great drinks, that is. Brandon puts it this way: “We are, and always have been, a safe ‘third place’ for our community: a place to exchange ideas, build relationships, and to have a good time, and we’re honored that our guests have spent time with us during this most difficult last year and a half.” The Good Lion’s new parklet is the perfect place to enjoy their prize-winning negroni, itself a newcomer category in this year’s Best of Santa Barbara®. RUNNER-UP (Negroni): The Lark RUNNER-UP (Place for Craft Cocktails): Test Pilot

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What more could you ask for on a beautiful Santa Barbara evening than an ice-cold martini in a classic restaurant with decor lifted straight from Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood? If you answered, “A small decanter of martini refill,” then you are familiar with one of Harry’s Plaza Café’s winning strategies for this competitive category. While they have four martini options on the printed menu, including the CEO (Chopin vodka, vermouth, and blue-cheese-stuffed olives) and the Tanqueray-fortified classic Dirty, Harry’s supportive staff will be happy to prepare your personal recipe, and they won’t stint on the refill.

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The superb margaritas at this hip lower State Street offshoot of the Los Agaves empire come in multiple flavors; all can be enhanced with one of the many fabulous mezcals on view behind the bar that give the place its name. Happy Hour 2-5 p.m. Monday through Friday offers one tempting alternative to working from home, and Taco Tuesday, a lunchtime deal with seven types of taco all priced at $3.95, is another. Unmatched quality and a convivial atmosphere mean that Santo Mezcal will be hard to displace as our town’s new master of margaritas.

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joescafesb.com Way before any of the Johnny-come-lately Best of Santa Barbara® categories like … well, you get the idea, there was “Stiffest Drinks.” Present at the creation of said category, there was Joe’s Café. A launch pad for thousands of Santa Barbara stories, each one harder to remember than the last, Joe’s carries on a tradition that we hope will never die— good food, good people, and an almost fanatical devotion to the stiffness of your drink. Long live Joe’s, since 1928. RUNNER-UP: Harry’s Plaza Café

Neighborhood Bar The Pickle Room threepickles.com

Thanks to the new outdoor seating amid the hay bales on East Canon Perdido, the Pickle Room continues its reign as Santa Barbara’s most resilient and beloved neighborhood bar. When your neighborhood is the Presidio, that can mean a lot of things: great cocktails, delicious food, beautiful music, and, most importantly, a friendly vibe that encourages socializing and conversation. And with winter approaching and the sun setting ever earlier, don’t forget about the $2 off food and specialty drinks 4:30-6:30 p.m. every day the Room is open, Monday-Saturday.

RUNNER-UP: Harry’s Plaza Café


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Drinking Santa Barbara County Winery Grassini Family Vineyards grassinifamilyvineyards.com

Truly a family operation, Grassini has captured this coveted category for four consecutive years now. Larry and Sharon Grassini planted Bordeaux varietals in the 1990s on land they bought in Happy Canyon in the 1980s, thus beginning an extraordinarily successful tradition of crafting great wines from cabernet and sauvignon blanc grapes. Their approach to winemaking goes back to the 17th century in its use of natural cooling caves and looks forward to the future with a sophisticated system of solar power and water reclamation. In addition to the grapes, Sharon and Larry also raised four daughters on the property, including Grassini’s CEO, Katie.

Runner-Up: Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours

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Handlebar Coffee Roasters handlebarcoffee.com

In the depths of the pandemic, Aaron Olson and Kim Anderson of Handlebar Coffee Roasters saw an opportunity. Armed with an in-depth analysis of COVID protocols and animated by a desire to do everything possible to support the community and keep their employees working, they turned the De la Vina Handlebar location into a quarantine canteen, complete with bags of flour, batches of honey, and bottles of wine. Masked folks showed up, a few at first, then more as time went on, grounding their days in the warm comfort of a fresh cup of coffee.

RUNNER-UP: The Daily Grind

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Thanks to actor John Tufts and a Greek writer named Homer, Ensemble Theatre Company’s artistic director Jonathan Fox scored one of the biggest hits of the pandemic’s digital-only theater drought with An Iliad. Even better news arrived this fall, when post-vaccine COVID case levels in Santa Barbara fell to the point that it was possible to return to live theater. An exciting lineup of live plays awaits at the New Vic, where Santa Barbara’s only Equity theater continues to provide top-quality productions of great plays.

Runner-Up: PCPA

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Out & About Wildcat Lounge wildcatlounge.com

The team at the Wildcat Lounge has experienced a vivid resurgence of nightlife since reopening. They write that their favorite thing about being the Best Dance Club and hosting the Best College Night is “just seeing people laugh and socialize together and DANCE!” They add that “we’ve all been through so much. So many of our customers work multiple jobs. When they don’t need to be up the next morning at 7 a.m. for work or school, they need a night to let loose and have some fun. We all do!”

Runner-Up (Dance Club): SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Runner-Up (College Night): Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond

Place to Hear Live Music Santa Barbara Bowl sbbowl.com

Eric Shiflett of the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation writes that “we are touched and awed by the heartfelt support the entire County of Santa Barbara has shown while we have been dark and inoperable.” With considerable upgrades to the facility and an amazing lineup of shows, the Bowl has come back stronger than ever as the Best Place to Hear Live Music not just in Santa Barbara, but quite possibly anywhere.

Runner-Up: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

Gallery

Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery sullivangoss.com

Owner and curator Nathan Vonk says that Santa Barbara is a great place to run an art gallery because it’s “a community of art lovers, who are curious, genuine, and engaged.” He feels that the best part about what he does is “connecting with people over a love of art,” and that even includes the out-of-town customer who was so busy he flew to the Santa Barbara Airport, had the Sullivan Goss staff meet him there with a painting he was interested in, decided he didn’t want it, and got back on a flight less than an hour later without leaving the airport.

Natural History “is dedicated to studying and teaching about the unique ecosystems found in the Santa Barbara region.” This means that, just as nature never stands still, the museum also moves forward with new programs and approaches, thus acknowledging that “the needs of the community will also change as the environment around us changes.” One important aspect of this effort is “working with other museums to do more climate change education in the community.”

Runner-Up: MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

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Santa Barbara Symphony

thesymphony.org After putting on an outstanding digital season featuring some of the best, most thoughtful and engaging content of any classical ensemble in the country, the Santa Barbara Symphony is overjoyed to be back in the Granada. In response to the question “what does being the best mean to you?” the Symphony supplied us with one of the best answers: “ ‘Best’ means that the Santa Barbara community recognizes our impact, that our leadership and community collaborations are valued, and that we are an indispensable part of the fabric of Santa Barbara.” Don’t miss their spectacular season-opening collaboration with State Street Ballet on Kismet, coming up on October 23 and 24. Runner-Up: UCSB Middle East Ensemble

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Land & Sea Tours: Land Shark out2seesb.com

Land & Sea Tours office manager Dany Levine writes that after the long and tense quarantine period, it was great to hear the phone ring again and to field calls from “the many familiar voices” looking to book the Land Shark, adding that what was “best of all” was “to be included once again in the many weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, and team-building events that had been postponed during the long shutdown.” If your only experience of the Land Shark is hearing it before you see it, the time has come to get on board. Pirate costumes are encouraged.

Runner-Up: Santa Barbara Adventure Company

Beach

Hendry’s Beach (Arroyo Burro Beach)

countyofsb.org/parks/day-use/arroyo-burrobeach.sbc With so many great beaches to choose from, our readers singled out Hendry’s Beach for it’s unsurpassed scenic beauty, dog-friendliness, and general vibe of carefree California bliss. Seldom called by its proper name, Arroyo Burro Beach Park, Hendry’s is owned and operated by the County of Santa Barbara, which keeps it in pristine condition. Locals who go back far enough might know it as “the Pit,” but whatever you call it, make sure you appreciate it — there aren’t many beaches anywhere that are this great. If you’re tired of not being able to park, consider this fun fact: the MTD Mesa/La Cumbre #5 bus stops right there more than a dozen times a day. Runner-Up: Butterfly Beach

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Museum

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History sbnature.org

The Museum of Natural History “seeks to connect people to nature for the betterment of both,” and it does so not only through hosting visitors of all ages to the museum and the Sea Center, but also by providing a platform for scientific research. Santa Barbara is a marvel of biodiversity, and as a result, the Museum of

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condorexpress.com The Santa Barbara Channel is one of the few places in the world where whale watching is in season all year round. Thanks to the extraordinarily dynamic feeding area, passengers on the Condor Express can expect to see dozens of whales at virtually any time of the year, including summer and winter. Condor Express Captain Dave Beezer loves his work, citing the great enthusiasm of the people who come out to whale watch with him. In particular, he wants to thank everyone who voted for the Condor Express in this category, and “the regulars,” those who, like Dave, have gotten to know such friendly cetacean celebrities as Scarlet over the years.

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Out & About Finney’s Crafthouse provides the ideal environment for watching sports. Multiple flat screens tuned to all the big games, plenty of comfortable seating with great sightlines, excellent food, and a menu big enough to satisfy everyone. And did we mention the “craft beer spoken here” policy? Well, it’s in full effect. Owner Greg Finefrock wants everyone to know that Finney’s intends to keep winning this category, saying, “We are thrilled to be recognized as a destination spot to view sporting events.” Did I hear someone say, “World Series”?

Runner-Up: Press Room

Place to Watch the Sunset Butterfly Beach

santabarbaraca.com/businesses/butterfly-beach Thanks to the unusual transverse orientation of the California coast here in Santa Barbara, Butterfly Beach can claim to be a good place to watch the sunrise or sunset. Top that, Malibu or La Jolla! Add to the magnificent view a charming promenade that leads from the Coral Casino to the spectacular bluff bicycle trail, and “scenic” doesn’t begin to describe it. Whether you get there early or stay late, Butterfly will lift your spirits. Runner-Up: Hendry’s Beach (Arroyo Burro Beach) Arlington • Paseo Nuevo • Camino

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Ron’s Gone Wrong* (PG): Fri-Sun: 2:00, 4:30, 7:15. Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:15. The Last Duel (R): Fri-Sun: 2:10, 4:45, 7:45. Mon-Wed: 4:45, 7:45. Thur: 4:45. Venom Let There Be Carnage (PG13): Fri-Sun: 2:20, 5:25, 8:00. Mon-Thur: 5:25, 8:00. Antlers* (R): 7:45.

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Ron’s Gone Wrong* (PG): Fri: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00. Mon-Thur: 4:55, 7:25. The Electric Life of Louis Wain (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:05, 7:40. Sat/Sun: 2:30, 5:05, 7:40. The Addams Family 2 (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:45, 7:00. Sat/Sun: 2:00, 4:45, 7:00. The Last Duel (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:15, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 1:30, 4:15, 7:30. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (PG13): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:30, 7:50. Sat/Sun: 1:15, 4:30, 7:50. Thur: 4:30. Antlers* (R): Thur: 7:50.

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Dune* (PG13): Fri-Sun: 2:15, 3:15, 5:45, 6:45, 9:15. Mon-Thur: 2:15, 3:15, 5:45, 6:45. No Time To Die (PG13): Fri-Sun: 2:00, 3:00, 5:30, 6:30, 9:00. Mon-Wed: 2:00, 3:00, 5:30, 6:30. Thur: 2:00, 3:00, 6:30. The French Dispatch* (R): Thur: 7:15.

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Family Fun Spot

Santa Barbara Zoo sbzoo.org

The Santa Barbara Zoo does its best to provide its guests with everything they need, including internet access. That’s the only way to explain the fact that the response I received to the news they had won the Family Fun Spot category came from Pauline, an 11-month-old African lion cub. Pauline says that the best part of her job is “Sleeping. And pouncing. And playing with my dad!” Pauline goes on to say thanks to all the people who voted for the zoo, adding that, in her words, “I’m not ‘lion’ when I say all of my animal friends and I appreciate you!”

Runner-Up: MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

Movie Theater

The Arlington Theatre thearlingtontheatre.com

Arlington General Manager Karen Killingsworth says that, coming as it does after the long shutdown, this award “reassures us that our visitors were positively impacted by their experience at the Arlington. That is the best we can hope for, and of course that they’ll want to come back for another visit. Our doors are always open for them!” Looking ahead, she cites the renovation of the Arlington Courtyard as part of a long-term strategy designed to offer more ways to enjoy this historic venue in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.

Runner-Up: SBIFF Riviera Theatre

Annual Event

Old Spanish Days Fiesta sbfiesta.org

Closing in on a century of Fiestas, Old Spanish Days shows no sign of yielding pride of place among our city’s many grand annual events. For five days in August, Santa Barbara transforms into a dream of New Spain, a dream reflected in the eyes and appetites of Fiesta-goers young and old alike. From the steps of the Mission to the Courthouse Sunken Gardens, the sounds of revelry rise up to proclaim the completion of another year. Whether you can’t wait to witness the equestrian parade again or just want to score a churro and chill, Fiesta represents a time when we can all slow down and appreciate the special place we call home.

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Barber Shop

Richie’s Barber Shop

richiesbarbershopsb.com For Richie Ramirez, owner and chief barber of the two Richie’s locations in Montecito and Isla Vista, the strategy has always been to create lasting relationships with his customers. His shops offer clients the opportunity to “take a break from the digital world and get back to the human interactions of great conversations, community talk about current events, and even at times a therapy session for both the client and the barber.” Richie cites new neighbors like Juice Ranch, Ca’Dario, and Renaud’s as helping to make Coast Village Road a better place and a one-stop destination for Montecito residents. RUNNER-UP: Arturo’s Barbershop and Hair Salon

Sasha Ablitt of Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners & Launderers knows and appreciates what it means to be a Santa Barbara institution. As a third-generation business owner, she’s seen the city change, but thanks to her constant contact with her customers, she insists that to her, Santa Barbara is still a “town,” even if it’s not exactly small. She loves her 40 employees for doing their best every day, and she loves seeing her customers, not only in the shop but out and about looking great thanks to fine dry cleaning.

RUNNER-UP: Eco Friendly Cleaners

Nail Salon

Modern Nails

3623 State St.; (805) 687-0449 Admit it: More than once you’ve been distracted from some important conversation by the sight of an

exquisite set of manicured nails. According to our super-selective, nail-conscious readers, that’s more than likely because you are observing the work of Modern Nails on upper State Street. In addition to keeping the shop ultra-clean and COVID-compliant, Modern Nails’ staff specializes in executing whatever crazy, special design you come up with and doing so with prices low enough that you can change your look as often as you like.

RUNNER-UP: Ocean Nails & Spa

Tanning Salon Honeys

ilovehoneys.com Honeys gets rave reviews from customers for its nonstreaky, golden spray tans along with other essential services such as waxing, sugaring, and eyebrow shaping. A favorite among brides to be, the cozy salon on West Canon Perdido has everything you need to look your best for a big occasion or just to feel pampered. They can even tint your eyelashes to go with your tan and match your newly tinted and shaped eyebrows. RUNNER-UP: Sweet Cheeks

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805ink.com With a roster of eight of the best tattoo artists anywhere on the Central Coast, having 805 Ink here on State Street means that there’s no reason to go anywhere else, no matter what style or type of ink you are looking for. They have specialists in American traditional, Japanese, fine line black and gray, and more, all waiting to consult with you on the perfect match for your personal style. Whether it’s for your first time or the second full sleeve, 805 Ink will take care of you, and that means expert advice on aftercare so that your new tattoo looks great forever. RUNNER-UP: Golden Eagle Tattoo

Resort Spa

Spa Ojai at Ojai Valley Inn ojaivalleyinn.com

In a region that offers an abundance of five-star hotel properties, all with their own spa services, the Spa Ojai at the Ojai Valley Inn stands out. Whether it’s the fact that, at 31,000 square feet, the facility earns its title as a “Spa Village” within the magnificent overall design of the Ojai Valley Inn resort or the unusual, one-of-a-kind experiences available that lend it that “only in Ojai” vibe, either way, you will never forget your visit to this healing, restorative oasis. For a true taste of Ojai magic, get a small group together (two to four people), and order the Kuyam, a desert-clay-and-essential-oils sauna and inhalation experience that’s guided by a meditative traditional Chumash narrative.

RUNNER-UP: The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

Day Spa • Place to Get a Facial Float Luxury Spa floatluxuryspa.com

Santa Barbara day spa and facial customers agree — there’s no better place to get your glow-up than Float Luxury Spa. Owner Natalie Rowe cites the upwelling of community support for small businesses during the pandemic as one more reason why she loves doing what she does and doing it here. “The past year has taught us more than ever that self-care is vital to health and wellness, and to be able to offer that to people and see them leave us glowing and relaxed is simply the best!”

RUNNER-UP: Evolutions Medical & Day Spa

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At Evolutions Medical & Day Spa, the staff made the best of a difficult situation during the pandemic, and, despite all the additional safety precautions they had to put in place, they managed to grow the business. Spa Director Carrie Vuich attributes their success to teamwork and the loyalty of their clients, along with the decision to bring Dr. Terry Perkins’s cosmetic surgery into a newly remodeled facility onsite.

RUNNER-UP: Jessica Barker Medical Aesthetics

Clothing Boutique

Lovebird Boutique and Jewelry lovebirdsb.com

Lovebird is on a five-year streak as Best Clothing Boutique, and owner Nancy Burgner could not be more proud of her store and her staff. She acknowledges that COVID has made style decisions more complicated than ever, and that’s why she strives for a chill vibe at her De la Guerra store. One thing to know that might not be obvious from the chic garments on display is that Lovebird loves dogs, so feel free to bring along your puppy when you next go looking for something new to wear.

RUNNER-UP: Natasha

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Thank you, Santa Barbara! Jessica Barker Medical Aesthetics is an Aesthetic Medicine practice located in Santa Barbara, California. It is owned and operated by Jessica Barker, a certified Physician Assistant with over 15 years of experience in aesthetics. Jessica provides an individualized and natural approach to each of her patients. She prides herself on analyzing the whole face and recommending safe and effective procedures that will enhance your appearance. Jessica offers her aesthetic procedures in a private and peaceful location in downtown Santa Barbara. Please schedule an appointment to learn more about your journey to a natural-looking rejuvenated you.

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Alpha Thrift Stores

alphasb.org With two thriving outlets, one on Milpas Street and the other on Hollister at Kellogg in Goleta, you are sure to find something useful every time you shop at either Alpha Thrift location. Thrifting has become chic, especially among young people, and thanks to the Alpha Resource Center, every dollar spent on vintage clothing and furniture goes to support and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Alpha Thrift also offers those who wish to follow the way of Kondo (Marie, that is) and declutter their homes a great way to offload things that they no longer need. Just make sure to check the website in order to know what they will and won’t accept as a donation. RUNNER-UP: Destined for Grace

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thebluedoorsb.com What a pleasure it is to browse among the eclectic stock of antiques and sustainable vintage pieces that fill all three floors of The Blue Door on Yanonali Street. Just remember that while it’s a perfect stop on a walking tour of the Funk Zone, their excellent, frequently updated website allows you to experience The Blue Door from home as well. Owners Brian Garwood and Carolyn Petersen cite the “unbelievable support from local customers during this pandemic and meeting so many new people moving to town from other places and buying sustainable vintage pieces” as major reasons why they are “very excited for the many continued years to come in this location!” RUNNER-UP (Vintage Store): Punch Vintage RUNNER-UP (Antique Store): Antique Alley

Consignment Store • Crossroads Trading Company

crossroadstrading.com With locations all over the nation, Crossroads Trading Company is a powerhouse when it comes to consignment. Their easy-to-use website and sellers app make consigning clothing with them convenient and reliable. You can even browse the store’s “What We’re Looking For” page to discover which of the items hanging in your closet could be turned into cash. The State Street location attracts plenty of walk-ins, and the knowledgeable staff can help you whether you’re looking for a statement vintage tee shirt or ready to part with that classic varsity jacket you’ve had since high school. RUNNER-UP: The Closet Trading Co.

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Whether you’re looking for an alteration on a bridesmaid’s dress in time for an upcoming wedding or need to repair a ripped wetsuit before heading into the waves at Rincon, Lee has got your back, and your zipper. This old-school operation in Suite E4 of the El Mercado shopping mall delivers custom service and prompt appraisals on all your tailoring needs.

RUNNER-UP: Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners & Launderers

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For 34 years, Irwin and Salli Eve have operated what Irwin modestly refers to as a “neighborhood shop,” offering the finest unique and artisanproduced eyewear in the world to loyal customers who keep coming back for the extraordinary service and the expert optometric care. In a market where both eyewear and sunglasses are essential everyday personal fashion statements for so many people, Occhiali provides the ultimate in distinctive, individualized options in both categories.

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People all over the world love the stylish, fashion-forward footwear manufactured by Deckers. Whether it’s Sanuks, UGGs, HOKAs, or Tevas you are looking for, they can all be found under one roof in this dazzling brand showcase built adjacent to the company’s corporate headquarters in Goleta. Originally only open to employees and clients of Deckers, the showcase store now provides exceptional service and a wide range of styles to the general public.

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Jewelry Store Bryant & Sons

bryantandsons.com With 56 years of experience offering fine jewelry on State Street, Bryant & Sons has to be counted as one of the city’s grandest retail institutions. Best of Santa Barbara® voters certainly agree, as owner Mike Bryant says that he has so many plaques now that he’s running out of room on the wall. One thing Bryant & Sons will never run out of is community goodwill as a place where so many happy memories have been made. RUNNER-UP: Patco Jewelers

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With six consecutive years of winning this category, you might think that DJ Darla Bea would be getting complacent, but no, she’s back and busier than ever. Already something of an anomaly as a woman in the male-dominated field of deejaying, she’s set her sights on conquering new territory by hyping up her parties with more emceeing on the microphone, new activities for the dancers, and a generally more interactive approach to rocking the house. While she continues to host Rock It Properly, her weekly radio program on KCSB, pictured here, she’s now also branching out with Bea Sides, her business curating instore soundtracks.

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purejoycatering.com For Lynette La Mere, owner and executive chef of Pure Joy, this year has been “fantastic,” in part because of the pandemic-enforced hiatus that preceded it. “The last year and a half gave me the opportunity to rebuild my company after 21 years, and it’s better than ever,” said La Mere, whose favorite part of what she does is “the challenge of working with creative clients who want to entertain exceptionally and really share their vision with food, décor, and great style.” Great style is the cornerstone of Pure Joy’s remarkable success as a leader in creating unforgettable experiences. RUNNER-UP: Duo Events

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rileysflowers.com Riley’s on Chapala is classic and traditional when it comes to service and styling. Walk-ins are encouraged, and they never use plastic, only their signature brown wax paper or glass and ceramic containers for their arrangements. Sourcing everything locally means they have the freshest possible cut roses, flowers, and plants, and they pride themselves on delivering throughout Santa Barbara, Goleta, Summerland, Carpinteria, and Montecito. RUNNER-UP: Kaleidoscope Flowers

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The enthusiasm that Kacie Jean Fowle brings to every one of her shoots keeps her clients happy and engaged throughout the process. With over 17 years of experience taking care of people’s photo needs in Santa Barbara, Fowle looks forward to continuing her career by “focusing on the intimate connection I get while working with fun families, as well as empowerment shoots with individuals.” She loves the intimacy and convenience of working in Santa Barbara, where nothing is too far away and where she enjoys so many great connections with her clients and their families.

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At Letter Perfect Stationery, the task of marking great life events with beautiful designs holds special meaning for owner Leslie Person Ryan. She recalls seeing a familiar name on a wedding invitation request and realizing that she had also created the announcement celebrating that young bride’s birth. She writes that to be such a trusted part of so many people’s lives for generations has been and continues to be an honor. She also wishes to express her gratitude to the voters for the recognition given to the many classes she offers through the shop, saying, “It is amazing to have our design work and specialty classes in calligraphy, watercolor, and paper arts honored!”

RUNNER-UP: Folio Press & Paperie

Wedding Planner Wild Heart Events wildheartevents.com

As high-stakes events go, weddings are right up there with, well, nothing else, because for most people, their wedding is the single most important day of their lives. For the folks at Wild Heart Events, planning weddings is “an indescribable privilege.” Owner and creative director Jaime Kostechko adds that “making each event unique and personalized is a privilege we do not take lightly!” The team at Wild Heart is especially grateful for this recognition because, although they “plan high-end events around the globe,” they feel that “to be supported in our own backyard is truly the best.”

RUNNER-UP: Jill & Co. Events

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When it comes to choosing a wedding venue, the combination of grandeur and value offered by the Santa Barbara County Courthouse is hard to beat. There are multiple areas within the Courthouse grounds that may be reserved for up to three hours, some of which can accommodate as many as 250 people, all for one low set price. As if that were not enough, small weddings with 15 or fewer participants may use any one of six designated areas for free. Although the Mural Room is not available for weddings at this time due to COVID precautions, it too will eventually come back online, making the Courthouse the perfect venue, rain or shine.

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Wedding Cake Shop Lilac Pâtisserie lilacpatisserie.com

Gillian and Alam Muralles of Lilac Pâtisserie put in years of training in some of the best bakeries in Los Angeles before opening this popular and fully gluten-free shop in Santa Barbara. They are renowned for their gluten-free wedding cakes, which please both those who prefer to avoid gluten and those who just love delicious cake (and often don’t know the difference!). From classic three-tier designs to just about anything you can imagine, Lilac Pâtisserie can help you realize the cake of your dreams.

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rockstarsb.com Savvy revelers choose Rockstar for all their transportation needs. Whether you are organizing a bachelorette party, a trip to wine country, or just a fun night out with friends, one thing you should not have to worry about is driving. With an extensive fleet of town cars, limos, SUVS, shuttle buses, and even a couple of trolleys, Rockstar can handle groups from as small as three or four up to 37 people in their spacious executive minicoach. Next time you head to a concert, arrive like you’re with the band. RUNNER-UP: Luxe Transportation

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thetentmerchant.com Tents are only the beginning at Tent Merchant, where they have more than 15 years of experience providing total solutions for events large and small, outdoors and in. From fans to fire pits, flatware, chairs, and china, they have everything you need to entertain any size gathering. With a particular strength in providing coordinated looks using props and decor, the Tent Merchant team can transform your location into any one of a dozen different settings, including Vintage Shabby Chic & Garden, Tropical Island, and Moroccan. RUNNER-UP: Bella Vista Designs

uphamhotel.com General Manager Bill Bradford says his favorite part of his role at the Upham “was and has always been the guest interaction.” Although the pandemic took most of that face-to-face contact away for several months, Bradford is glad to say that, as of now, “the opportunity to socialize with our guests is slowly returning. Just about everyone is ready to share their own personal stories of the past year, and I am excited to hear them.” RUNNER-UP: Simpson House Inn

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Award from Wine Spectator, would also be rated top hotel in town by our readers, rest assured that they do not take us locals for granted. According to San Ysidro’s General Manager, Ian Williams, “We love to welcome our neighbors to stay in our effortlessly elegant cottages, to dine at our award-winning restaurants, to relax at our new salon and spa, and to gather with colleagues, friends, and loved ones for intimate events or celebrations.” Even when the resort is busy catering to “discerning travelers, titans of industry, heads of state, musical icons, and Hollywood legends,” you should know that “you are always welcome at San Ysidro Ranch.”

RUNNER-UP: Rosewood Miramar Beach

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San Ysidro Ranch

sanysidroranch.com As the longest-standing luxury resort in town and a perennial contender for the number-one boutique hotel in the United States, the San Ysidro Ranch embodies peak Santa Barbara style. While it follows that the Ranch, with its five stars from Forbes and a Grand

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Living Well Computer Repair MacMechanic

macmechanic.com From repairs to upgrades to data recovery, the team at MacMechanic does it all. With a live help phone number and remote access, they can even solve many home computer problems without leaving the shop. When what you’re dealing with does require in-person attention, rest assured that if you can’t come to them, they will come to you. Add to that the community-minded attitude they showed after the Montecito debris flow by offering free repair services to those affected, and you begin to have an idea of how MacMechanic came out on top. RUNNER-UP: TechEase Computer Repair

Musical Instrument Store Jensen Guitar & Music Co.

jensenguitar.com This cozy shop on De la Vina is filled from floor to ceiling with stringed instruments, including some of the most beautiful guitars you will find anywhere. Priding themselves on how well they maintain and repair instruments, the folks at Jensen can also fix you up with an instructor. Last year, when everyone was stuck at home, Chris Jensen forecast a “reunion” of people with their instruments and their talents. Well, now it’s your reunion anniversary. And whether you play acoustic, electric, or even bass guitar, the pros at Jensen still have what you need to take your playing to the next level. RUNNER-UP: Nick Rail Music

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Lewis & Clark

Herbalist/Holistic Practitioner Pura Luna Apothecary puralunaapothecary.com

Ashe Brown, founder and owner of Pura Luna, writes that winning this award for the fourth time “has allowed us to be seen in our attempt to provide access to herbal medicine to this community,” adding that “it means that this community sees the value in us, our business, and our offerings. It means that our work here is valued, needed, and wanted. It truly means the moon to us ;)”

lewis-clark-ltd.myshopify.com For Lisa Reifel, co-owner of Lewis & Clark, the acknowledgment signaled by this award feels good. “I’ve never been someone who is competitive and firmly believe ‘best’ is relative,” she said. “That said, it feels wonderful to be recognized for the hard work that the entire Lewis & Clark staff puts into the shop. We just celebrated our 40th anniversary (all 40 years in downtown Santa Barbara!), so it’s especially exciting to get recognition this year.” RUNNER-UP: Skin Deep

RUNNER-UP: Santa Barbara Regenerative Health Clinic

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5 for 5 Talk about honored. The same year UC Santa Barbara is named the nation’s #5 public university by U.S. News & World Report, we also are named Santa Barbara’s Best Place to Work for the fifth year running. As an institution, as a campus and as part of this incredible community, we are so proud to earn this distinction. We are truly grateful. To our staff, our faculty, our students, and to our friends and neighbors throughout Santa Barbara — thank you all. Again! 2021

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Living Well Art/Craft Supply Store

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sbartessentials.com Who has not lost track of time browsing among the dazzling arrays of artistic options available at Art Essentials on East Victoria Street? From finding the exact soft pencil that unleashes your inner draftsperson to finally committing to the airbrush of your soft-focus dreams, the extensive stock and knowledgeable staff at Art Essentials will empower you to create in any medium and at any scale. Make this the year you own the Solstice Parade with the meticulous execution of your personal vision. RUNNER-UP: Art From Scrap

theframe-up.com At the Frame-Up on Calle Real in Goleta, creating beautiful and lasting framed artworks is a business and a passion. Upon acquiring it from Glenn Avolio in 2017, Alli and Brad Benson have operated this business in the hope that their craft would catch on with the community. “We are beyond thrilled to be voted the best locally owned frame shop!” she said. “After 2020, it is very important to shop local, and we are so excited to be recognized after earning runner-up to the big-box stores for so long!” RUNNER-UP: Santa Barbara Art Frame Co.

montecito.bank Montecito Bank & Trust has an exceptionally eloquent spokesperson in Chair and CEO Janet Garufis. Following a warm acknowledgment of the high standards set by MB&T founder Michael Towbes, she offered the following definitive account of why it’s good to be a local bank and mortgage company in Santa Barbara. “Customers in Santa Barbara truly appreciate ‘local’ and support local business in a way I have not seen in many other places,” writes Garufis. “Our customers tell us what we do well, and they also help us to be the best we can be by giving us honest feedback if we don’t meet their expectations. When they are happy, Santa Barbara customers tell their friends and families and are happy to make referrals based on their great experiences. Our employees live and work in their community. They are serving friends and neighbors, which makes the ‘local’ experience that much better. We know that we are helping to make the communities we serve better places to live and work.” RUNNER-UP (Bank): American Riviera Bank RUNNER-UP (Mortgage Company): Cornerstone Home Lending

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Living Well Bookstore

Chaucer’s Books chaucersbooks.com

Chaucer’s continues to lead the field of independent booksellers here in this intensively well-read town. In business since 1974, they stock more than 150,000 titles and rely on you to keep them and the other bookshops in our region afloat by remembering to support small businesses. Since the advent of the pandemic, Chaucer’s has added a robust schedule of virtual author events that shows no signs of slowing down now that things are opening back up. Manager and book buyer Greg Feitt says that he is “always excited by seeing the kinds of books that Santa Barbarans are reading day to day. It’s especially rewarding to take a chance on stocking some of the more esoteric and off-beat titles and then watching them be discovered by the right reader.”

RUNNER-UP: The Book Den

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Mullen & Henzell LLP

mullenlaw.com For more than 50 years, the attorneys at Mullen and Henzell have been providing effective legal counsel that’s distinguished not only by its depth and scope but also by “a personable, small-town approach,” according to Human Resources Manager Susan Subject. They have expertise in business, real estate, civil litigation, labor and employment law, and estate planning, all of it offered in a spirit of community building and service. Longtime sponsors of the Semana Nautica swimming events, the firm contributes to a wide range of local philanthropic organizations. RUNNER-UP: Morales Law

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ucsb.edu For five consecutive years, UCSB has earned the title of Santa Barbara’s best place to work. “The university is a unique environment that thrives on academic exploration, cutting-edge research, and the vital exchange of ideas,” writes Andrea Estrada, director of news and media relations. “Faculty and staff members across disciplines and across campus share a commitment to the university’s three-pronged mission of teaching, research and public service, and to helping shape the next generation of national and international leaders.” The university values its strong relationship with the community, calling it “the wellspring of our workforce.” RUNNER-UP: Montecito Bank & Trust

Maravilla

srgseniorliving.com/communities/santabarbara-ca-maravilla Blessed with a stunning location and distinguished architecture, Maravilla continues to provide an outstanding experience on all counts. From the excellent meals and plentiful wellness opportunities to the supportive services provided by their dedicated staff, Maravilla puts heart and soul into creating an environment in which all residents can thrive. RUNNER-UP: Casa Dorinda

TWICE-AWARDED. TWICE AS GRATEFUL. Thank You for Voting The Farmacy Santa Barbara’s Best Cannabis Dispensary

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With six expert optometrists on staff and a majority of them graduates of the prestigious School of Optometry at the UC Berkeley, Eye & Vision care brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the tasks of caring for your eyes and correcting your vision. Over the course of more than 30 years in business in Santa Barbara, the doctors at Eye & Vision Care have earned your trust and another spot on the Best of Santa Barbara® winner’s list.

RUNNER-UP: Bream Optometry Andy Eastwood, Cindy Sutterfield, Dawn Woods, Ishmael Garcia, Jumana Chowdhury, Luke Werkhoven, Maggie Allers, Marisol Segura, Michelle Tinker, Robin Chang, Roni Allen, Sabrina Lopez, Stefanie Luu, Stefanie Trod, Suzi DeLong, Taka Nomura, and Tiffany Corby

Thank you, SantaBarbara Community, for voting! Kelly Marsh Best Mortgage Agent

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AAA — Automobile Club of Southern California Branch Manager Chris Olvera loves “helping plan members’ dream destinations” at AAA. He credits AAA’s success as a travel agency to the close fit and the great pride they take in being a part of the Santa Barbara community. He strives to fulfill the requests made by every member, although, when asked about funny memories from work, he did say that one person came in looking for driving directions to Hawai‘i. Even with “automobile” in their name, AAA was not able to provide that answer.

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Charles Sciutto at Santa Barbara Regenerative Health Clinic

sbregen.com Operating continuously throughout the long pandemic, Charles Sciutto has provided untold hours of active pain relief and mitigation of fear and anxiety through his acupuncture practice. He credits his wife, Joy, and the community of his clients with helping him endure and prosper during such challenging times. RUNNER-UP: Downtown Community Acupuncture

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Neal and Nicole Barry, DC, the owners of Barry Family Chiropractic, report that their “favorite part of being a chiropractor in Santa Barbara is being a support for our patients as they heal, attempt crazy endeavors, or just live life.” They both “very much appreciate being part of a family’s healthcare team, and seeing those families grow and change over the years.” They love the small-town vibe of Santa Barbara and enjoy running into people they know at a child’s soccer game or the grocery store.

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RUNNER-UP: Goodland Chiropractic

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Congratulates Dr. David Phreaner for being recognized as the Best General Practitioner

Dr. Saida Hamdani for being recognized as the Best Pediatrician

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Dr. Maury Hayashida, CEO and founder of Hayashida Physical Therapy, has put a lot of thought into what it means to be the best and to provide the best physical therapy service. He sees his primary role as hiring, training, and partnering with his team of physical therapists and says that it’s also his favorite part of the job. “Receiving an award like this and being recognized by the community we serve is encouraging,” he said. “It makes us feel we’re on the right track.” Yet he’s aware that “being the best also means that there’s always more work to do to get better.” He loves helping people “move better for longer,” and he especially appreciates it when he sees those people he’s helped out and about, being active in the community.

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Dr. Phreaner, a repeat winner in this category, is “so thankful to those patients and friends who voted for me.” He adds the following observation about his career: “As a native Santa Barbaran, I was thrilled to be able to come home 25 years ago and get a job at Sansum Medical Clinic. It’s been the best family doctor position I could imagine. My favorite part has been getting to know and care for my panel of about 4,000 patients.”

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Winning this category again is something that Farmacy founder Graham Farrar is not about to take for granted. “Honestly, it means a ton!” he said. “I and a lot of the team are local Santa Barbara folks, we’ve been reading the Indy every week for decades, and we’ve seen the Best Of plaques on the walls of our favorite establishments. We know it’s a readers’ choice award, and that makes it even more special. To be recognized like that means a lot.”

RUNNER-UP: Coastal Dispensary

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Sporting Life

Abbie Carreon (holding red cooler), Jamie Zackavitch (red cooler), Linsey Farrell (holding skis), Dave Kanarek (purple snowboard), owner Joey Duddridge (gray snowboard), Terry Duddridge (in kayak), Ken Duddridge, and Kyle Button (on bike)

Camping Gear Store • Snowboard/ Ski Gear Store Mountain Air Sports mountainairsports.com

The staff at Mountain Air Sports hear some of the most amazing outdoor adventure stories in the world thanks to their loyal customer base of ski, snowboard, and camping enthusiasts. For store manager Joey Duddridge, selling snow sports gear a block from the beach is actually a great fit because he feels that in Santa Barbara, “the locals really understand what creates community and how important it is to support the places you want around.” He and the rest of the winMountain Air team are looking forward to win ter and to “another year of gettin’ stoked!” RUNNER-UP: Play It Again Sports

Health Club

YMCA Santa Barbara

ciymca.org/locations/santa-barbara-family-ymca By delivering a wide range of services, from the familiar group exercise and swim classes to childcare, the Livestrong program for cancer patients, and the extraordinary Noah’s Anchorage facility downtown for homeless and runaway youth, the YMCA has earned a unique place in the heart of our community. For executive director Craig Prentice, being awarded Best Health Club means more than ever during the pandemic because “during these difficult times, the YMCA is trying to rebuild and be a cornerstone” for Santa Barbara. Our readers believe they are succeeding. RUNNER-UP: Santa Barbara Athletic Club

Yoga Studio

CorePower Yoga

corepoweryoga.com With multiple locations and an unmatched range of offerings, CorePower continues to hold the top spot in this highly competitive category. From pandemic-friendly on-demand and livestream CorePower at Home classes to Yoga Sculpt with free weights, challenging vinyasa, and even

detoxifying Hot Power Fusion classes with added humidity, CorePower provides yogis and yoginis a one-stop answer to all their needs. RUNNER-UP: Yoga Soup

Pilates Studio Studio X

studioxsculptpilates.com For native Santa Barbaran Kelley Pike, owner/ founder of Studio X, this award reflects a powerful commitment to building community through health and wellness. Her dedication to providing a true boutique experience means that every client feels understood, accepted, and cherished. Talking about the way Studio X has been a place for people not only to work out and get stronger but also to connect with others during a difficult time, Pike says, “Yes, you love the workout, but the thing that keeps you coming back is the feeling of being seen. That can manifest itself on so many levels.” She looks forward to expanding her offerings in the coming year and to celebrating the win with her team and her clients. RUNNER-UP: Core Sport

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At Paragon Academy, martial arts training is seen as the means to a larger goal, which is to improve not only the self-defense capabilities of their students but also their ability to respond to all of life’s challenges and opportunities. Coowner/gym manager John Sandoval says his team’s favorite part of the job is “seeing the positive change in our students’ lives.” To that end, the instructors at Paragon are already at work designing curriculum for a new type of class that will add after-school tutoring for young martial arts students to their model. RUNNER-UP: Santa Barbara Dojo (Martial Arts Family Fitness)

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Although Santa Barbara Dance Arts offers classes for all ages and levels, owner and founder Alana Tillim believes that there’s something special about what happens there for the younger students. Tillim says that the families who support SBDA “know that dance may be the place their child has their first goal and their first disappointment and that we will love and nurture them through it by building a generation of dancers with grit and resilience.” This is one of the reasons that she has recently initiated an Inclusion Coalition, the aim of which is “to identify and remove blind spots in our industry by partnering with local nonprofits in relationship to Racial Justice, LBGTQIA+, Body Positivity, Mental Health, and Disabilities.” In coming years, Tillim hopes to take this Santa Barbara–based program national, demonstrating another way in which dance leads to growth at any age. RUNNER-UP: Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Campground

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There’s nowhere in the world like the Gaviota Coast, and there’s no better place to experience it than El Capitán State Beach. Park Ranger Scott Anderson also serves at Refugio Beach and the Gaviota Campground, so he knows what he’s talking about when he says that “there are many great campgrounds in the Santa Barbara area, and to be voted best by our community and surrounding communities is an honor.” With COVID limiting travel and putting national parks under pressure from overcrowding, the presence of pristine beaches and wellrun campgrounds like El Capitán State Beach has only become more precious; we are lucky to have this special spot so close to town. RUNNER-UP: El Capitan Canyon

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Channel Islands Surfboards cisurfboards.com

Can anyone be surprised that the flagship store of the world’s most iconic highperformance surf brand happens to be located two blocks from the beach in Santa Barbara? With decades of experience crafting beautiful boards within hailing distance of Rincon, Channel Islands is a household name everywhere that people know what serious surfing is all about. The shop itself is a beauty. An early arrival in the Funk Zone, they stock everything from wetsuits to beach towels, boardshorts, and bikinis. In addition to the extensive selection of gorgeous new boards, they have used planks, and, for the ultimate Channel Islands experience, they will custom shape something to your personal specifications. RUNNER-UP: Surf n’ Wear Beach House


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At Killer B Fitness, workouts are not meant to be easy. Owner and chiropractor Bob Wilcher believes that fitness is about “accepting the physical and mental challenges that come with improving our overall health” and “not about having everything comfortable around us.” During the pandemic, the Killer B team had to live this philosophy in a very real way, as the studio was forced to relocate twice. Yet even this stress led to progress because, in the process of moving around, Killer B discovered they had made a lot of friends in the community over the past 17 years. It all goes to show that, as Wilcher says, “When you work hard alongside others and support each other, strong connections and relationships are formed.” RUNNER-UP: Bond Fitness

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Sporting Life Swimwear Store Bikini Factory

bikinifactory.com Established by Sally Yater in Santa Barbara back in 1965, when bikinis were first conquering the world, this locally owned shop then moved to its current location in Summerland, where they have been custom-fitting tops, bottoms, and even one-piece suits ever since. Now owned by Linda Meyer, the shop continues to thrive, as customers extol the attention to detail, wide range of options, and intimate atmosphere as being the best there is. RUNNER-UP: Surf n’ Wear Beach House

Bicycle Shop Bicycle Bob’s

bicyclebobs-sb.com For 36 years, Bicycle Bob’s has been bringing the best in cycling to a discerning clientele who know how to recognize value. As authorized dealers of Trek and Bontrager, the staff at Bicycle Bob’s can advise you on how to take care of your bike, or how to step up and take your cycling to the next level. Thanks to COVID, demand for bikes, and especially for e-bikes, has skyrocketed, so we are

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Golf Course

Glen Annie Golf Club

glenanniegolf.com This gorgeous facility in the heart of Goleta offers worldclass tournament-level golf with majestic views of the Pacific and the Channel Islands. Membership in the Course’s 805 Club gets you significant discounts on greens fees that are good on weekends as well as weekdays. The clubhouse is an architectural gem with loads of outdoor seating, making it a perfect option for the all-important 19th hole.

RUNNER-UP: Velo Pro Cyclery

Place to Get Athletic Shoes Santa Barbara Running

sbrunningco.com Owner Joe DeVreese and his wife and partner, Monica DeVreese, want everyone who voted for them to know that they “thank you for supporting a locally owned and family-operated business. It is a privilege to create jobs in the community and cultivate connections and relationships to help and improve lives through running and fitness.” With the pandemic driving more people than ever outside and onto the roads and trails to maintain their health and fitness, shoes matter. The staff at Santa Barbara Running are dedicated to providing customers with comprehensive support whether they are running, hiking, walking, or working out.

RUNNER-UP: Sandpiper Golf Club

Hiking Trail

Inspiration Point

With access from both the Tunnel Road trailhead and—for those with more time, energy, and stronger legs—the Jesusita Trail, Inspiration Point is the jewel of the front country for spectacular views and its namesake inspiration. While the roundtrip from Tunnel Road can be done in a couple of hours, there’s plenty of offshoots and secret spots to explore for a whole day. With Mission Canyon at your feet and the Channel Islands stretched out in front of you, it’s easy to see why this hike earned the top spot in this category full of “top spots.”

RUNNER-UP: Deckers Brand Showcase

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Toy Store • Children’s Clothing Store Chicken Little

chickenlittlekids.com How fitting that the legacy of Chicken Little founder Paula Bouma has been carried on so successfully by her children, Jennifer and Gregory. With its iconic State Street corner location and “kid in a toy store” atmosphere, visiting Chicken Little in person is always its own little bundle of joy. Thanks to a comprehensive digital store on their website, you can

also shop for strollers and car seats from brands like UPPAbaby and Chicco from home during nap time.

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Daycare Facilities

Little Angels Preschool

littleangelspreschool.com Little Angels Director Mary Lopez and her faculty would like to “thank all those who voted for us!” adding that “we’ve had the best and most involved parents, grandparents, and community partners over the past 20 years!” The school employs many outstanding educators coming out of Santa Barbara City College’s Early Childhood Education Program. Their shared background gives the school’s play-based philosophy coherence and integrity. Lopez writes that Santa Barbara is an ideal place for a preschool “because the children can be outside year-round. There is so much beauty and nature around us for the children to explore.” RUNNER-UP: Rainbow School

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RUNNER-UP: The Ruff Ranch

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sbzoo.org What child between the ages of 3 and 12 does not belong in a zoo? For zoo camp! This hands-on approach to learning about animals and the environment is sciencebased and includes games, crafts, and close-up encounters with all kinds of animals. In addition to summer, zoo camp runs during the fall and winter school holiday weeks, meaning that your children won’t have to wait until June to walkabout with the wallabies. G’day! RUNNER-UP: Santa Barbara County Junior Lifeguards

girlsincsb.org What began in 1958 as a first step toward gender equity in Santa Barbara youth programs has grown over the following decades into an invaluable service with a mission to inspire “all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.” With evidence-based after-school and summer programs for girls grades transitional K-12, Girls Inc. is a place where “girls learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.” RRUNNER-UP: Wilderness Youth Project

Tutor

Santa Barbara Tutoring

sbtutoring.com At Santa Barbara Tutoring, students find the support they need to get the scores they deserve. Executive Director Steven Efada holds a degree in mathemat-

ics from UCSB, and he hires other UCSB scientists to ensure that the training his students receive compares favorably with the best universities in the world. Efada says that his favorite thing about tutoring is “making a difference. Nothing compares to the feeling of knowing you’ve helped someone reach their goal.”

RUNNER-UP: California Learning Center

Pediatrician

Dr. Saida Hamdani

(805) 563-6211 With 30 years of experience and an impeccable bedside manner, Dr. Hamdani was a clear winner in the pediatrician category. Working out of Sansum Clinic’s Hitchcock location, Dr. Hamdani sees children and adolescents, so your child can keep her as their doctor until they go away to college. RUNNER-UP: Dr. Jerold Black

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La Cumbre Animal Hospital

lcah.com La Cumbre Animal Hospital has a storied 60-year history serving people and their pets in Santa Barbara. Founded by Dr. Francis Knoop in 1959 as a single-person practice, today LCAH employs five full-time veterinarians and is owned by Dr. Beverly Holmes and Dr. Eve Kuesis, who came aboard in 2004 and 2005 and purchased LCAH in 2012. Relocated from La Cumbre Road to a new building nearby on State Street, LCAH promises that “as the technology of veterinary medicine has advanced, we continue to keep pace, striving to provide the most comprehensive care for your furry family members in Santa Barbara.” RUNNER-UP: St. Francis Pet Clinic

Pet Boarding

Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club

dioji.com At Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club, they take care of your dogs as if they were their own pets. Susan Vasquez writes that, with 14 consecutive wins in this

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RUNNER-UP: Camp Canine

Pet Store

Lemos Feed & Pet Supply

Pet Grooming

The Little Dog House

doggroomerssantabarbara.com There’s nothing in the pet world quite like the impact of a good grooming service. Anyone who owns a dog (or sometimes even a cat) knows how adorably that freshly groomed animal behaves during the first few hours home after a visit to the groomer. At The Little Dog House, they go out of their way to make sure your pet returns looking good and ready to roll in something before you can stop them. RUNNER-UP: S.B. Paws and Claws

lemospet.com Raymond Padilla, store manager at Lemos Feed & Pet Supply, clearly enjoys his job. He writes that this award means that he and his team “have been able to reach our community, even in these difficult times, and have hopefully made it easier to cope with all the craziness around us.” Sometimes the craziness comes with laughter, as on the day when a customer brought his goat into the store to be fitted for a harness. RUNNER-UP: Pet House

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La Sumida Nursery lasumida.com

As a second-generation family business owner, Hilton Sumida enjoys seeing the same kind of continuity in his customers. When the grandchild of someone who once purchased a plant or tree comes in, that’s a special feeling. Established more than 50 years ago, La Sumida Nursery not only nurtures a wide range of plants but also acts to preserve and disseminate the knowledge that will allow others to help them grow.

Runner-Up: Terra Sol Garden Center

Home Furnishing

Habitat Home and Garden habitathomeandgarden.com

With showrooms in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, and a warehouse in Arroyo Grande, Habitat Home and Garden can claim to be one of the most responsive and versatile companies handling fine furnishings on the Central Coast. Yet despite their big footprint, the philosophy at Habitat prioritizes individual style and satisfaction over volume. They put it this way: “We pride ourselves on creating and sourcing one-of-a-kind pieces that have soul.”

Runner-Up: Italian Pottery Outlet

Interior Design Company Keeping Interiors keepinginteriors.com

Given the standards set for interior design in our community, this award carries considerable clout, and Samantha Keeping, the founder and principal designer of Keeping Interiors, knows that better than anyone. She’s sincerely grateful for the recognition, calling it “the cherry on the top as I am celebrating my 20th year in business!” Not one to rest on her laurels, Keeping has big plans for the future, including “to partner with an industry brand to design my own furniture line, have a podcast talking about the design industry, and to help others forge their way through this very unusual business model, all while of course designing amazing interiors.”

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A SEASONED TEAM WITH LOCAL AND DEEP ROOTS in the SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY REALTORS® AND TRUSTED ADVISORS FOR A COMBINED 39+ YEARS Top 1% in Santa Barbara | $500+ Million in Sales

Sener Jones Associates offers a unique and powerful brand of expert knowledge and an extensive suite of services. Together, John and Alyssa bring a high caliber of professionalism, enthusiasm, and tenacity that is on par with the demands of the industry they revere. 18 transactions and $34.5 million in sales in 2021

All information provided is deemed reliable, but has not been verified and we do not guarantee it. We recommend that buyers make their own inquiries.

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Village Properties Realtors villagesite.com

For Renee Grubb, broker/owner at Village Properties, winning this award in her company’s 25th anniversary year is “icing on the cake.” “Even though I have been running Village Properties for the last 25 years, I am still excited every day to wake up to whatever this business brings me,” said Grubb. “We are fortunate to have great, seasoned agents and a good number of young, newer agents who are hardworking, professional, and service-oriented, which will keep the Village legacy going for many years to come.”

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Real Estate Team The Hall Team hallteamsb.com

The Hall Team at Compass is honored to have been named the Indy readers’ choice for Best Real Estate Team for the third year in a row. “This past year has shown the continued strong desirability and demand for owning a home here in the greater Santa Barbara area,” said Kevin Hall. “We’ve been proud to help more buyers and sellers successfully navigate this fast-paced market. Whether buying or selling, our clients know that we work as a team where we steadfastly have their best outcome in mind. Thank you, Santa Barbara!”

Runner-Up: Zia Group

Real Estate Agent Elizabeth Wagner elizabethwagner.com

It’s clear from every sentence in an Elizabeth Wagner email that the reason she has succeeded as the city’s Best Real Estate Agent is that she cares about other people. She writes that her favorite part of the job is working with first-time homebuyers because “handing them the keys on the day of closing is the best feeling.” Looking forward to the next phase of her career, she cites coaching other agents as one of her top priorities, saying, “It is very rewarding and also a way to give back and show the next generation of Realtors in our community how the business really works, which is a lot different from what is taught in real estate courses.”

Runner-Up: David Kim

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Solar Power Company Brighten Solar Co. brightensolarco.com

Cofounders Marine Schumann, Jeremy Favier, and Gautier Meyers run Brighten according to the principle “solar done differently.” Offering highly individualized solutions for forward-thinking clients, they strive to create aesthetically pleasing installations that make solar electricity both a responsible choice and a profitable investment.

Runner-Up: Mac’s Solar

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Mortgage Agent Austin Lampson

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Mortgage agent Austin Lampson extends her winning streak in this category to five consecutive years. For her, being the best means “always working to deliver from the heart.” Asked to offer some insight into where the highly volatile mortgage market is headed, Lampson writes that “mortgages are changing. Artificial intelligence presents efficiencies that are needed, but the soul of one’s financial plan isn’t a digital concept — it’s a human one.”

mammothmoving.com

With more than 40 years of experience moving everything from households to hotels, offices, laboratories, and machinery, Mammoth can handle any job. Based in Santa Barbara and with a second headquarters in Oxnard, Mammoth serves the entire Central Coast and beyond. In a time when moves are common and cleaning and safety protocols have grown significantly more complex, Sean Eberz and his team of professionals will make sure that your move goes smoothly.

Runner-Up: Movegreen

Runner-Up: Kelly Marsh

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Architect Jeff Shelton

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The voters have spoken, and they say that Jeff Shelton’s idiosyncratic designs make Santa Barbara a better place. “Your notes and letters are all appreciated,” responds Shelton. “Remember that this is a fight for keeping the town alive. We only get these projects approved because of your support. If we want interesting architecture and inventive town planning, we need to support it and fight for it, or things end up without a soul.”

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Contractor

Allen Construction buildallen.com

As the demand for quality construction work remains high, Allen CEO Aaron Pick writes that winning this award again this year “means a lot.” He explains, “There are some really great builders in Santa Barbara, and we are honored to be nominated and so proud to have received the votes from the community. We strive every day to be the best we can be at what we do, and to be recognized for it is an honor.” At Allen, which is now 51 percent employee-owned, being the best is about having “clients, architects, trades, and fellow employee owners” all be “100 percent raving fans of Allen,” which is the vision they collectively hope to achieve as a company.

Runner-Up: Giffin & Crane

Roofing Service Action Roofing aroofing.com

Jack Martin, owner and president of Action Roofing, wants to thank all the loyal customers who voted for his company this year. “Santa Barbara is such a great place to work because it’s beautiful, the weather is perfect year-round, and there’s no better view than from up on a roof,” he writes. Every year at the company holiday party, the roofers hold a dance-off to determine who is that year’s champion. According to Martin, the contest features “costumes, choreography, and a complete lack of shame.”

Runner-Up: Martin Roofing

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Good Land Plumbing & Construction goletaplumber.net

Winning this award two years in a row hasn’t gone to Andrew Hug’s head. As owner of Good Land Plumbing, he writes that “nobody likes to call in the plumbers, but all of our staff work hard to do their part to ensure that the customer experience is as pleasant as possible.” Thanks to the way that people recommend Good Land to their friends and neighbors, Hug is happy to report that the business continues to grow.

Runner-Up: Lewis Plumbing

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Housing Painting Contractor Mesa Painting mesapaint.net

The crew at Mesa Painting has a great reputation for fast, affordable, detail-oriented work that satisfies even the most meticulous clients. Interior or exterior, residential and commercial, they do it all. Mesa client Emily extols the high quality and excellent value of their work with the praise that “they should be the most expensive painters in town, but they’re not.” Experts at providing ecologically sound solutions, they do extensive daily quality checks on all their jobs to make sure that the results will be stellar.

Runner-Up: Beau Brunner Painting

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“We truly cannot express enough gratitude to our local community as well as our hardworking employees,” said Garret Gustason, general manager of Mattress Mike Furniture Gallery. “It’s an honor to be voted Best Mattress Store, and we hope to continue to leave a positive impression as each year passes. We will always strive to exceed the needs of each customer that walks through our door. Whether it be mattresses or furniture, their comfort has and always will be our top priority.”

Runner-Up: Santa Barbara Mattress

Gardening/Landscaping Services EcoLawn S.B. ecolawnsb.com

With drought conditions showing no signs of diminishing in the future, homeowners are looking to landscaping services for leadership when it comes to water-frugal solutions. At EcoLawn S.B., the emphasis is decidedly on artificial grass, which has grown in popularity and sophistication since the days of AstroTurf. Under the pressure of climate change, landscaping and gardens are evolving rapidly, and technology is part of that change.

Runner-Up: Kitson Landscape Management

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(805) 962-1798 With 10 employees and a loyal customer base, Edward has once again captured the coveted Handyman Service award. Flexibility is the name of the game when it comes to being a handyman, and Edward and his team have that covered. Whether you are installing a new water heater, floor, or something as seemingly simple as an exhaust fan, they will do the job well, efficiently, and with an eye to making the adjustment a satisfying and lasting feature of your home.

Robert and Linda Mangione, co-owners of MasterCare, write that they love “hearing back from our clients that the service provided has met or exceeded their expectations.” MasterCare excels at addressing the entire spectrum of concerns people have about the safety and cleanliness of their homes. From their choice of green cleaning products to the equipment and training they give their employees, the entire process is organized with “wellness in mind.”

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Runner-Up: Ranch Hands

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Runner-Up: Master Clean U.S.A., Inc.

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SO MUCH MORE THAN A MATTRESS STORE For over 25 years Mattress Mike has offered high quality mattresses and furniture at discounted prices combined with outstanding customer service to Santa Barbara County.

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Star Rug Cleaners starrugcleaners.com

Star Rug Cleaners’ owners, Tony and Alex Jensen, are second- and third-generation family business owners, and this year their company is celebrating an amazing record of 100 years in operation, all at their current location on Cota Street. With that kind of track record caring for their customers and their rugs, you know they are doing something very right!

Runner-Up: All Natural Carpet Cleaning

Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center

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Gary Simpson, owner of the Home Improvement Center, writes that winning this award year in and year out “means the world to us.” He loves seeing customers and staff all around town and constantly hearing things from people like, “Oh my goodness, we love your store!” Locally born, Simpson says that there is “no other place that I would rather try to run a business.”

Runner-Up: Miner’s Ace Hardware

Tile Shop Tileco

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In a city known for superior aesthetics when it comes to stone and tile work, Tileco imports and distributes the finest ceramic, porcelain, marble, travertine, and other natural stone materials. They source from the best factories all over the world, and they maintain a substantial warehouse so that no matter what tile you choose, they’re likely to have it in stock.

Runner-Up: Buena Tile + Stone

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TOYOTA OF SANTA BARBARA

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At Muñoz’s Auto Repair, the motto has been the same for 41 years — “preparing today for tomorrow’s cars.” Owner David Muñoz and his wife, Angie Muñoz, were both born and raised in Santa Barbara, and thanks to the loyal customers of Muñoz’s Auto Repair, they have been able to raise their three children here with great success. When it comes to being the best, David says that no matter what field you are in, “it’s not what you think of yourself, but what others see in you.” Congratulations to Muñoz’s Auto Repair, as our readers see your excellence.

Runner-Up: Top Shop Automotive

Car Wash/Detailing Educated Car Wash

educatedcarwash.com A perennial winner in this category, the familyowned business Educated Car Wash provides great service, low gas prices, and a handy location to its loyal customers. The whimsical displays and thoroughly stocked accessory shop make the time spent waiting for the wash fly. Runner-Up: Prestige Hand Car Wash

New Car Dealership

Santa Barbara Auto Group

sbautogroup.com With Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche all in one location, Santa Barbara Auto Group handles more premium automobile brands than any other dealer on the Central Coast. General Managers Scott Westbrook and Bill Fogg pride themselves on the team building they do with their expert staff and

the lifelong relationships they form with their customers. As Westbrook writes in response to this award, “We are a family with one goal: providing outstanding customer service to everyone who visits us.”

Runner-Up: Toyota of Santa Barbara

Used Car Dealership

Toyota of Santa Barbara

toyotaofsantabarbara.com In a year when the low supply of quality used vehicles actually made the news, Toyota of Santa Barbara carried this category by stocking loads of great cars at competitive prices. Thanks to the high demand for Toyota’s new vehicles, they’ve got lots of options available, including plenty of Toyotas and other brands, as well. Whether you’re looking for a sweet low-mileage Prius or a rugged Tundra to haul all your stuff, Toyota of Santa Barbara can put you behind the wheel. Runner-Up: Milpas Motors

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Ian’s Tire & Auto Repair

ianstire.com At Ian’s Tire, owner Eric Miller considers the best part of his job to be “always the people involved.” He loves knowing most of his customers by name, “meeting people from all walks of life, constantly working on cultivating the best work atmosphere I can with our

employees, and having some fun doing it all.” Asked if there were any funny stories he could remember, he offered the following anecdote. One day there “was a dog leashed up to a chair outside. The dog ran after its owner, and the chair was speeding across the parking lot like Santa’s sleigh. Apparently, Rudolph looks like a black lab.”

Runner-Up: Jiffy Lube

Runner-Up: Ian’s Tire & Auto Repair

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Big Brand Tire & Service

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best Columnist

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S.B. Columnist Nick Welsh

Santa Barbara Independent, Independent.com Nick Welsh, the pen behind the Independent’s Angry Poodle Barbeque, barks, “Thanks, thanks, and many thanks” to those who voted for him as Santa Barbara’s best columnist. A combination of institutional memory and collective conscience for our sometimes-crazy, never-boring community, Welsh reminds us all on a regular basis that it’s not just elections that have consequences. A champion of the needlessly oppressed and a scourge to the overconfident and powerful, Welsh will only admit to connecting “the dots that may or may not be here,” but his faithful readers know better. When it comes to reporting the civic battles that matter, high and low, big and small, there’s no one better. Long may this dog snarl. RUNNER-UP: Starshine Roshell

S.B. Radio Station 92.9 KJEE

kjee.com KJEE sales manager Stephen Meade thanks all the listeners who voted for the station as the best in Santa Barbara. “It’s amazing, after nobody winning concert tickets for 15 months, they stuck around,” he said, adding with reassurance, “Don’t worry, we’re making up for lost time.” Expressing a thought that it’s likely many of the other winners have had, Meade says, “That special feeling each time we hang the Best of Santa Barbara® award on the wall is hard to describe. It’s the genius of the Independent to find a way to get people to display your sign all over town. Wish we would have thought of that.” RUNNER-UP: 99.9 KTYD

S.B.-Based Website

Independent.com “We are excited to be named the best website for the fourth year in a row,” says Brandi Rivera, publisher of the Santa Barbara Independent. “We could not do what we do without our readers, advertisers, and contributors. We want to say thank you to everyone who voted not just for Independent.com, but for all of their favorite Santa Barbara businesses. We are a community that supports each other, and Best of Santa Barbara® has always been about celebrating our community. And thank you for looking to Independent.com as a trusted source for news, food, living, and arts & entertainment.” RUNNER-UP: Noozhawk.com

S.B. Twitter Follow • S.B. Instagram Follow • Local Celebrity John Palminteri

@JohnPalminteri (Twitter), @johnpalminterinews (Instagram) The ubiquitous John Palminteri walks off with a richly deserved media triple crown this year, having stayed up late, gotten up early, and hustled harder than ever before to be the best at bringing Santa Barbara every kind of breaking news through every available outlet, from television to Twitter. In his heartfelt thanks to the voters, Palminteri acknowledged that this has been a news cycle like no other. “In the last two years, the public appears to be more expressive about issues and media than I have ever seen,” he tells us. “It may be because of the explosive topics from politics to health care to our community’s future, as seen, for example, in the development of the State Street promenade. Or it could be because they have had more time.” One thing is for certain — they all have time for the Palm.

RUNNER-UP (Twitter Follow): @EliasonMike • RUNNER-UP (Instagram Follow): @sbgoodeats RUNNER-UP (Local Celebrity): Jeff Bridges

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As always, find the complete listings online at independent.com/events. Submit virtual and in-person events at independent.com/eventsubmit.

Blackstarkids. $45.50-$75.50. 1122 N. Milpas St. Call (805) 962-7411. sbbowl.com

SATURDAY 10/23

10/21-10/24: SBCC Theatre Group: Ripcord This comedy, written by David

10/23: 2nd Annual California Seaweed Festival This festival will showcase

Ben Gomez

10/21:

Film Screening CHRF Benefit: I Am My Power

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation will present the original filmI Am My Power, which follows four inspiring individuals as they face adversity, find their unique power, achieve great success, and help others unleash their own powers. Proceeds will support CHRF programs and services. Gates: 6pm; movie: 7pm. West Wind Drive-In, 907 S. Kellogg Ave., Goleta. GA: $40-$75/vehicle; VIP: $200/vehicle.

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Lindsay-Abaire, follows the cantankerous Abby, resident of the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, as she tries to get rid of the cheerful Marilyn, whom she is forced to share quarters with. The show runs through October 30. Garvin Theatre, SBCC West Campus, 721 Cliff Dr. Thu.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. $17-$26. Call (805) 965-5935 or email sbcctg@sbcc.edu.

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10/21-10/24: Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical This personal and poignant bio-musical of the legendary song stylist stars Linda Purl as Rosemary and includes characters such as Frank Sinatra, Jose Ferrer, and Bing Crosby and will feature a live, onstage band performing songs such as, “Hey There (You with the Stars in Your Eyes),”“Tenderly,”“Come On-a My House,” and more. Thu.: 7:30pm; Fri.-Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2pm. The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $25-$67. Call (805) 965-5400 or email boxoffice@etcsb.org.

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FRIDAY 10/22 10/22: Documentary World Premiere: Amateur Skaters Join the cast

10/21:

DARLAPALOOZA: Throwback Thursday ‘90s Night with Flannel 101 and DJ Darla Bea Wear your favorite flannel and

rock out to three hours of ‘90s sounds in the courtyard with band Flannel 101 and DJ Darla Bea. 9pm. Crush Bar & Tap, 1129-A State St. $10. Ages 21+.

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10/21: Zoom Webinar: Professor David Valentine The S.B. Maritime Museum will host Dr. David Valentine, Norris Presidential Chair in Earth Sciences at UCSB, as he discusses his 2019 discovery in the talk Found… A DDT Dumping Ground near L.A. and Catalina! Registration is required. 7pm. Free (donations

and crew for this feature-length documentary, directed by area high school student Shemsu Lefevre and shot on location in S.B. County, that follows the world of skateboarding through the lens of four young skaters. Red carpet: 6pm; screening: 7pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. GA: $30; ages 17 and under: $10. Call (805) 9630761. lobero.org

10/22 Happy Hour at MOXI Come play, drink (nonalcoholic drinks and wine for purchase), and be curious as you explore three floors of exhibits, make something in the Innovation Workshop, and check out the newest interactive art installations. 5:30-7:30pm. Free-$12. Ages 21+. Call (805) 770-5000 or info@moxi.org.

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10/22-10/24: Ojai Art Center Theater Presents Tiny Beautiful Things The play follows Sugar, an online advice columnist who uses her personal experi-

seaweed uses and applications in art, cooking, farming, science, sustainable technology, and conservation with booths, exhibits, workshops, and hands-on activities. Ages 21+ can stay after the main event for the Seaweed Speakeasy. 10am-5pm. The Great Meadow, SBCC, 964 Cliff Dr. Free.

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10/23-10/24: Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE): Climate + Art = Change This live, two-day art show and educational event to benefit the Community Environmental Council (CEC) and the Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter for their outreach to reduce dependency on fossil fuels will feature more than 130 SCAPE artworks, Explore Ecology children’s workshops, and climate-themed presentations. Visit the website for the full schedule. Sat.: 1-5pm (5-8pm: reception); Sun.: 5-8pm. S.B. Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. Free.

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THURSDAY 10/21

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Santa Barbara

Lobster Fest Celebrate the season

opening of California Spiny Lobster, one of S.B.’s leading sustainable fisheries with lobster dishes and drinks for sale (buy tickets in advance) and live music with profits going to Commercial Fisherman of S.B. 1-4pm. S.B. Maritime Museum Front Patio, 113 Harbor Wy., Ste. 190. $15-$45. Read more on p. 123

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COVID-19 VENUE POLICY Patrons of all ages must show proof of being fully vaccinated or supply a negative COVID-19 medical test result from within 72 hours, along with an official photo ID, before entering the Lobero, Granada, Center Stage, and New Vic theaters and the S.B. Bowl. Masks are currently required indoors, regardless of vaccination status. The venues request that patrons consult their individual websites for the most up-to-date protocols before attending an event.

$156. Call (805) 899-2222 or email boxoffice@ granadasb.org.

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10/21, 10/27: S.B. Bowl Concerts Thu.: Willie Nelson & Family, Lucinda Williams. 7pm. $55-$155. Wed.: Glass Animals,

ences to help the real-life readers who pour their hearts out to her. The play contains adult content and is for mature audiences. Fri.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $15-$20. Call (805) 640-8797. ojaiact.org

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way’s most renowned Tony Award–winning musicals, Kismet has a lush score with themes of love and faith and the sense of destiny that is never far away. The play will be directed by Broadway’s Lonny Price and feature the S.B. Symphony, State Street Ballet, and a cast of performers from across the globe. Sat.: 2:30 and 7:30pm.; Sun.: 2:30pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-

10/25: S.B. Gay Men’s Chorus Rehearsals Calling all tenors, bass, or baritone singers (you do not have to be gay or identify as a man) to join this non-auditioned chorus. Rehearse once per week. Vaccinations and masks indoors are required. Doors: 6:35pm; rehearsal: 7-9pm. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Free. Email info@sbgmc.org.

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TUESDAY 10/26

10/24:

Día de los Muertos Art Activities & Student and Community Altar Display The S.B. Museum

of Art will honor the Mexican tradition of remembering the dead with a display of altars created by students from the museum outreach programs and community groups. Reservations are recommended. 11am-5pm. Front Terrace, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free-$10. tinyurl.com/SBMAdia

10/24: The Fund for S.B. 28th Annual 2021 Bread & Roses Come celebrate the progressive communities’ adaptability, dedication, and resiliency during a period of unprecedented challenge! Enjoy food, libations, and community and help raise money for the Fund for S.B. 2-5pm. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. $150 (ask about sliding fee tickets). Ages 12+. Call (805) 962-9164.

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10/24: Laurence Juber, Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitarist S.B. Acoustic pres-

10/23-10/24: Kismet One of Broad-

MONDAY 10/25

10/26-10/27: 2nd Annual Youth Empowerment Summit The S.B. County Education Office Transitional Youth Services invite parents/guardians, students, educators, probation officers, social workers, and service providers to join for a day of education and information on empowering youth with workshops that target students, parents, educators, and service providers. A space will be provided for conversations that help empower ALL young people (LGBTQ+, BIPOC, in foster care, experiencing homelessness, with special needs, and anyone who has experienced trauma). Tue.: 5:30pm; Wed.: 8:30am-3:30pm. Free.

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WEDNESDAY 10/27 10/27: Tales from the Tavern Presents Michael on Fire Take in the sounds of critically acclaimed guitar virtuoso, songwriter, singer, and Detroit native Michael on Fire. 7:30-9:30pm. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. $36.16.

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ents the renowned and Grammywinning Laurence Juber, fingerstyle acoustic guitarist and onetime lead guitarist for Wings. 7:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. Call (805) 962-7776. sohosb.com/

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the hayrides, farm animals, corn maze, farm equipment, and pumpkins! Visit the website for safety guidelines. Open through October 31. Thu.-Fri., Mon.-Wed.: noon-7pm; Sat.-Sun.: 10am-7pm. Lane Farms, 308 S. Walnut Ln. Free. Call (805) 964-3773. lanefarmssb.com

10/21-10/27: Big Wave Dave’s Pumpkin Patch Enjoy kids’ activities and photo ops as you find the perfect pumpkin, from mini to giant. Open through October 31. 10am-9pm. La Cumbre Plaza (Macy’s parking lot), 3865 State St. Free. Call (805) 218-0282. bigwavedaveschristmastrees.com A ComEDY BY

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10/21-10/27: Solvang Farmer Pumpkin Patch Choose from a variety of more than 400 pumpkins and find your way out of a 10-acre corn maze. 10am-6pm. 1000 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang. Open through October 31. Free. Call (805) 3508335.

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10/21-10/27: Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Festival Scarecrows will be displayed all over the valley in hopes of winning the 2021 Harvest Cup. Visit the website for locations and cast your vote. Scarecrows will be on display through October 31. Free.

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10/22: 5th Annual Bloodsuckers’ Brunch Blood Drive Ghitterman, Ghitterman, & Feld will be cohosting this event in partnership with Sol Wave Water and Vitalant. It only takes 10 minutes to save a life. Book your appointment online and enter in sponsor number 8517. 10am-2:15pm. Sol Wave Water, 636 Santa Barbara St. Free.

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10/22: 2021 Knox School Spooky Hallow-STEAM Night! Meet live animals, examine brains, explore physics

and chemistry, dissect eyeballs, gaze at the stars, watch a 45-minute animal show (5:30 and 6:30pm), and have fun with math challenges at the many cool stations. Children are encouraged to wear school-friendly costumes. 5:30-7:30pm. The Knox School of S.B., 1525 Santa Barbara St. $9. Call (805) 222-0107 or email info@knoxschoolsb.org.

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10/21-10/27: S.B. Ghost Tours Check out an afternoon or evening Paranormal Wine and Spirits Tour; Legends, Myths, and Mayhem Tour; or a Dead of the Night Tour. Various times and locations. Some tours are ages 21+. $55-$85. Call (805) 9059019 or email santabarbaraghosttours@gmail.com.

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10/22-10/24: Haunt at the Showgrounds This funfilled event will offer carnival rides (tickets required), live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and four separate haunt experiences: the Tunnel, Spirit Hall, the Barn, and the Crawl. No costumes or costume masks allowed. Free entry and parking. Fri.-Sat.: 6pm-midnight; Sun.: 6-10pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Haunts: ages 13+ (age 12 must be accompanied by an adult). $15/haunt; $55/four haunts. Call (805) 687-0766.

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10/22: Movie Night: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Bring blankets, pillows, or low chairs to enjoy

food, wine, and beer for purchase, music and drag performances, and a screening of the iconic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Proceeds benefit programs and services of Pacific Pride Foundation. Visit the website for safety and chair guidelines.

10/23-10/24, 10/26-10/27: World Dance for Humanity “Thriller” Practice Learn the “Thriller” dance at these practices and even online to get ready for the big performance at the Sunken Gardens on October 30 to benefit The Rwanda Education Fund and the Westside Boys & Girls Club. Sat.: 9:45am, Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd.; Sun.: Zoom (Visit website for link); Tue.: 9:15am, Oak Park, 300 W. Alamar St.; Wed.: 5:30pm, Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St. Free-donations accepted. Call (805) 966-5439 or email janetworlddance@outlook.com.

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10/27: Haunted Pumpkin Patch Isla Vista Recreation and Park District (IVRPD) will host this multi-day Haunted Pumpkin Patch with state-of-the-art lighting, audio, and visual decorations that provides a safe and family-friendly Halloween theatrical experience with interactive guided tours. Runs through October 29. 7-11pm. Estero Park, 889 Camino del Sur, Isla Vista. Free.

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Shows on Tap 10/24: M.Special Brewing Co. (Goleta) Sweet

String Sisters, 4-6pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Ste. C, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500.

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10/22, 10/24-10/27: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Fri.: King

Grateful Shred

Yellowman featuring K’reema & The Sagittarius Band, 9pm. $20-$23. Ages 21+. Sun.: Laurence Juber, 7:30pm. $22. Mon.: Motown Monday with DJ Gavin Roy, 6-9pm. $10. Tue.: Grateful Shred, 10pm. $25. Ages 21+. Wed.: Hinds, Hearty Har, 8pm. $20. Ages 21+. 1221 State St. Call (805) 962-7776.

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10/21-10/24: EOS Lounge Thu.: Brayell with special guests, 9pm. $10. Fri.: Montell2099, 9pm. $5. Sat.: Mark Farina

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(two sets), Underground Souls, J. Franco, Phil Plank. 5pm. $20. Sun.: Dom Dolla. 5-10pm. $20. Ages 21+. 500 Anacapa St.

10/22: Pali Wine Co. Live music. 6-8pm. 116 E. Yanonali St., Ste. A-1. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 560-7254.

10/22-10/24, 10/27: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Diana Demarco White,

10/23-10/24: Cold Spring Tavern Sat.: Salt Martians. Sun.: Tom Ball and

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5-8pm; The Robert Heft Band, 8:3011:30pm. Sat.: Randy LeDune, 1-4pm; Brian Kinsella, 5-8pm; The Brian Titus Trio, 8:30-11:30pm. Sun.: Sam Kulchin, noon-4pm. Wed.: Tales from the Tavern: Michael on Fire, 7:30-9:30pm. $36.16. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free-$5. Ages 21+. Call (805) 686-4785.

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Kenny Sultan. 1:30-4:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call (805) 967-0066.

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10/24: Topa Topa Brewing Co. (Ojai) Kellen Van Allen. 6-8pm. 345 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. Free. Call (805) 798-9079. topatopa.beer/pages/ojai

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Downtown S.B.: Corner of Santa Barbara and Cota sts., 8am-1pm

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Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, 10am-2pm

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ettling in along the 380-mile drive between Santa Barbara and June Lake — as long stretches of highways 14 and 395 roll beneath cumulus white against the high blue — a pure wanderlust may compel you to queue up a bottomless playlist and just keep driving for days. It’s that good. But then you might blow past that left turn onto Highway 158 and the June Lake Loop. That would not be good. Here’s a quick sample of what you’d miss. June Lake Loop begins its 12.5-mile curve bordering four prominent lakes DIP WORTHY: Clear and cold, Parker Lake along the June Lake Loop invites a — with its namesake dominating the quick dip after a midday hike. foreground just after the first rise — and a mountain village scattered with campgrounds, lodges, trails, boat ramps, and other nudges Lakes along the loop welcome plenty of rest and from the universe to relax and take long deep breaths of recreation, with June featuring wide-open beaches, free cool Eastern Sierra air. parking, and restrooms. Grant Lake is fun in that you can drive right down and post up on the water’s edge. Fishers flock to Silver Lake, where the namesake resort STAY Arriving midafternoon, my family and I dumped our (silverlakeresort.net) maintains a fleet of aluminum duffles in Aspen Meadows #10, a condo owned by my skiffs ready for nicely priced full- or half-day outings. friends and managed by the attentive staff at June Lake There are also two-person kayaks available to rent by the Premier Reservations (junelakepremierreservations hour. Fishing’s good from shore, as well. As far as hiking goes, we shy away from steep .com). The condo was perfect, providing a clean, comfortable home base with a great kitchen, washer and and strenuous (especially at high altitude) in favor of family-friendly trudges ranked moderate or easier. In that respect, the trail to Parker Lake was perfect for making memories. After a 20-minute dirt-road drive to the trailhead, we packed water and lunches along a mostly flat two-mile creekside hike through forests and boulder fields to a stunning reveal of Parker Lake. After quick dips (Parker is significantly colder than the lakes “in town”) and a long lunch in the shade, we floated with the mountain breeze back to the car. by Keith Hamm For some, June Lake summer visits are merely dryer, wood-burning stove, and a Weber on the deck. warmups for the peaking fall colors that start arriving One morning out front, we spotted young bucks in the mid-September. And come wintertime, it’s all about snow trips centered on June Mountain ski and snownearby high grass. board resort (junemountain.com), which hands out free lift tickets to kids 12 and younger. EAT We knew we’d have a full kitchen at our fingertips; we came with a cooler stuffed with staples, from tea and OFF LOOP eggs to lunchmeat and frozen veggies. One night on that Of course, year-round fun and food can be had in deck, we grilled burgers (stacked with avo and sharp nearby Mammoth. Everybody knows that. cheddar) and sausage links with toasted French rolls. But don’t forget that June is also very close to the East We did have a birthday to celebrate, and we ate Entrance of Yosemite National Park. Tuolumne Meadout for that, sliding into a booth at the Double Eagle ows — viewed expansively after an easy hike up Pothole (doubleeagle.com), with a view of jagged Carson Peak. Dome — is only 30 miles away. Beyond that, beach I claim you can’t go wrong with the chipotle chicken days are calling at Tenaya Lake, and deeper — about 85 sandwich. My daughter dug the grilled teriyaki salmon. miles from June — the famed Yosemite Valley has left For dessert, we swung by the June Lake General Store, the Earth gloriously cracked with soaring granite and where you can find camping supplies and motor oil plunging waterfalls. just as easily as birthday cake and ice cream, and pretty And with all that world-famous grandeur in the much everything in-between. rearview mirror — and the windows down and a favorite playlist on shuffle — the winding drive back to June Lake is another trip bonus. It’s that good. DO We tend to treat vacations like long weekends—we’re not getting up at the crack so much as sleeping in, brew- Check out junelakeloop.org for more details, reservations, ing coffee, and laying around a bit before venturing out. and travel tips.

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Bird Migration: Rarity Roundup A

fter a poor start, fall bird migration has seen many surprises, not least in the locations where many rare birds have been showing up. Traditionally, birders have put much of their efforts in locating migrants along our local creeks, but even those few that have water have lately seen a paucity of birds. No, the birding hot spots have been parking lots! In the past few years, birders have noticed that Tipuana tipu trees, native to South America and found in parking lots

Hot Spots Have Been Parking Lots by Hugh Ranson, Member of the Santa Barbara Audubon Society all over town, have a habit of concentrating birds. Recently, these trees have been attacked by an insect, the tipu psyllid. Both adults and nymphs of these bugs produce large amounts of honeydew that in turn attracts birds looking for a quick energy fix. This fall, a patch of tipu trees in a Goleta business park, just west of Costco along Hollister Avenue, has attracted an astonishing variety of western migrants, and among them, birders discovered several species of rare eastern strays that set pulses racing: red-eyed vireos, blackpolls, ovenbirds, parula warblers, and Canada warblers, to name a few. These are birds that are seen perhaps once each fall in the county, and to have them concentrated in one small area was remarkable. Because of work commitments, I couldn’t make it to the parking lot ’til the party was almost over. Numbers of birds

reported had been waning, but I gave it a go. Fortunately, the Canada warbler was lingering, and I had a case of birder’s neck as I watched it forage high in the canopy overhead. Then the warbler dislodged a large spider that landed with an audible click mere feet away from me. To my delight, the bird followed its prize to the ground, where it spent a couple of minutes trying to find a way to consume the spider. I remained motionless, and the bird seemed unconcerned with my presence. I admired its bright yellow and gray plumage and the necklace of spots across the breast. After a couple of minutes of tossing the spider about, the Canada warbler managed to swallow it in one gulp. Other introduced trees also attract parasitic bugs that attract birds because of their secretions. Eucalyptus trees attract a different species of plant-juice-sucking psyllid that birds seem to find as equally tasty as those in the tipus. As I write this, looking out at the coast live oak tree in my yard that is being ravaged by clouds of oak moths and their caterpillars, I noticed with chagrin that this infestation does not attract birds at all; in fact, birds seem to have been fewer in my yard since the moths arrived. Despite prevalent feelings to the contrary, introduced plantings can be beneficial in helping migrating birds along their way. I often wonder just how many of these bird-friendly microhabitats there are around town. Surely many more than have been discovered to date. I encourage you to check out the Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s latest presentation at 7:30 p.m. on October 27. It’s titled Carrizo Plain: Where the Mountains Meet the Grassland, and the presenter is Chuck Graham. n

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oceanfront restaurant locations in Southern California: a multifaceted food, drink, and events concept called Sea Legs Santa Barbara will take over the former Beachside Bar-Café on the shore of Goleta Beach, with an opening expected by the start of next summer. That decision was finalized on Tuesday at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors hearing, which voted to approve the 10-year lease (with three five-year renewals) as part of the administrative agenda. “We think their concept can be transformational for Goleta Beach and bring a lot more interest there,”

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said Jeff Lindgren, assistant director of County Parks. “There could be a lot of good reasons to go to Goleta Beach again.” Sea Legs, which is tied to a successful hospitality brand in Orange County, beat out three competing bids for the county-owned establishment. The county expected more than four applicants when it widely publicized the open bidding process last May, but the persistent pandemic paired with the significant upfront investment required for the property apparently scared off more would-be bidders. Lindgren said that the winning bid from co-proprietors Omar Khashen (director of operations for Sea

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Legs’ parent company, PRJKT) and Joe “Diggs” Dies (former UCSB soccer player with decades of hospitality experience) best grasped the unique clientele that would frequent the restaurant. They also understood how to market to that diverse community and recognized that serving quality food and drink while keeping prices affordable would be key to success. “A lot of restaurants have come and gone in Goleta and not been able to survive,” said Lindgren, referring to the challenges of serving the surrounding area’s unique demographics: a mix of college students (and their visiting parents), permanent residents of all ages, business travelers, tourists, and passersby. “We were looking for somebody who had a concept that made sense and an ownership group that recognized they might need to be flexible.” Of course, the last Goleta Beach tenant did make it. The Beachside Bar-Café lasted for nearly 37 years, and many in the community were crushed when Peggy and Dave Hardy decided to close their doors in January 2021, a year before their lease was up and due largely to the pandemic. “It’s what I wanted out of my life, to do something that can give back to society,” said Dave Hardy at that time. “It’s been a wonderful run.”

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“I’ve always wanted a reason to go back to Santa Barbara, and I didn’t want to wait until I was 50 or 60 and retired,” said Dies, a Palo Alto native who graduated from

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UCSB in 2002. He worked the bars and restaurants of State Street for seven years — he ran the nightclub Tonic when it had big-name deejays and bottle service, among other highlights — before heading to Scottsdale to run more ambitious entertainment and hospitality venues. UCSB is also where Dies met Omar Khashen, who grew up in Orange County and visited his high school friends in Isla Vista often while attending UCLA. After college, he worked at Miyagi’s in Hollywood and then worked up the hospitality ladder in Las Vegas and Orange County, becoming the right-hand man of Sea Legs/ PRJKT founder Alicia Whitney. “The whole time, I wanted to find a way to get back into Santa Barbara and open up a concept there,” said Khashen, who is currently house-hunting here. “This was 20 years in the making, trying to make a return to the area.” Sea Legs Santa Barbara is the first time these two have worked together, and it happened when Dies saw a Facebook link to an article about the Beachside closing. He shared that to a group chat with many friends, and suddenly Khashen and Dies were plotting together. “The niche in Orange County where my company has seen a lot of success is oceanfront concessions on state beaches,” said Khashen, who was very comfortable with negotiating on governmentowned locations. “We have seven concessions within state parks that are elevated experiences of what used to be there.” He drove up the very next day, and they moved forward. “It’s too unique of a spot to just let it go and not put in an attempt at getting it,” said Khashen, who owns this particular concept with Dies but is licensing the brand through Whitney’s company. “It was all with the ultimate goal of opening something that I could really stamp my name on that was a place that I loved.”


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That place will take certain cues from the existing Sea Legs empire: a focus on California coastal cuisine that’s elevated but not overly expensive, with regionally respectful beer, wine, and spirit selections. They’ll enhance the location’s varied settings — the two bars, the main dining area, the primary patio, and the small rooms that could be rented for small events — and turn the small stand outside into an ice cream shack also serving scaleddown menu options, possibly with to-go cocktails. There are emerging plans to turn the adjacent yard, which has always been used as a dusty storage area, into something special. It was too early for the pair to discuss details — and they want the restaurant to stand on its own first — but given the outdoor entertainment offerings of Sea Legs down south, something similar would be a safe bet. And Dies, who would sometimes eat at the Beachside with his Gaucho team before soccer matches, wants to retain the best parts of the former restaurant’s vibe, from “aggressive happy hours” and a familiar dish or two to that popcorn machine. “There are a lot of things we’d like to celebrate,” said Dies, who plans to move here with his wife and three kids once Sea Legs is open. “It’s a very special place.” The pair’s plan made the decision relatively easy for the county, although the other applicants were well qualified as well; one of those was decidedly local, while the other two had firm Santa Barbara ties. “We made it pretty clear that it will be difficult for you unless you become part of the community,” said Lindgren of how critical it is for operators in this area to embrace their neighbors. Excited that they “aren’t just going to make it a restaurant, but help Goleta Beach become more of a destination again,” Lindgren confirmed, “We’re confident they can pull off what they say they can do.” n

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Final Girl Is Slasher Wine POUR THESE WINES FOR HALLOWEEN AND BEYOND

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hen winemaker Anna Clifford met risk manageally yet tropical chenin blanc to their hallmark petit verdot ment analyst Peter Lancucki at a party in New and a syrah-grenache blend called Tethered. All of it comes Zealand in 2016, their first conversation was from Santa Barbara County, where Clifford has worked as a about what skills they would bring to the zom- winemaker for Cambria Wines since 2018 after nearly seven bie apocalypse. Other than revealing that he could fly a years at Terravant. Cessna and that she made wine for a living and could She found this region much more entrepreneurial than shoot a gun, they learned that they both had an affinity her experience up north and enjoys having access to so many different grapes, which she explored while for horror films. working on different projects at Terravant. “You can Lancucki, in fact, wrote horror stories, screenplays, and podcasts in his spare time but only buy high-quality fruit of whatever you’re interested knew wine as a fan from the outside. in,” she said. “Prices aren’t super prohibitive, which With nearly 20 harvests under her belt is amazing.” at that point — including 10 years in The daughter of an Irish-Catholic father and Napa and Sonoma and three in New ZeaGuatemalan immigrant mother, Clifford didn’t land — Clifford knew wine intimately but grow up with much wine around other than at was technically an amateur when it came church. But her life took on direction at age 13 to horror, just a fan of Halloween season when she saw the film French Kiss. “There was N ETTMAN K and scary movies since her Thousand Oaks a subplot of this guy starting a vineyard, and I T T A BY M childhood. decided that’s what I wanted to do,” recalled Clifford. “Maybe it’s appropriate that we ended up with a movieFast-forward a few years — past their first date in Fiji, where they shared a 2005 Atlas Peak caber- inspired brand.” net sauvignon that she made; past their 2017 wedding in Her parents were supportive, taking her to Leeward Hawai‘i; past the immigration struggles they had (he’s Aus- Winery when it still existed in Oxnard and to vineyards in tralian); past ideas for other brand names that were already the Santa Ynez Valley. After graduating from UC Davis in taken — and the Lancuckis finally settled on the name Final 2002, Clifford worked at a murderers’ row of North Coast Girl for their own line of wine. wineries: Beringer, Buena Vista, Atlas Peak, William Hill, It was a nod to their shared horror love — “final girls” and Geyser Peak, to name a few, plus some in New Zealand. are the ones who survive all that gore until the end — but She moved to Santa Barbara County in 2012. It was a 2014 lot of petit verdot from Happy Canyon also reflective of Clifford. “She’s a female winemaker who is gritty and determined and able to survive the challenges,” Vineyard that inspired Clifford to chart her own path, in said Lancucki. “It made a lot of sense to us.” part because she had to watch the wine be purchased and They launched Final Girl in 2019 with a party on Friday blended away by a client. “It broke my heart,” she said, so the 13th of September, of course, showing slasher flicks she bought her own in 2015. Then came Lancucki, whose while pouring sips of their inaugural petit verdot and gre- Australian background inspired the grenache-syrah blends, nache-syrah. Their logo is a silhouette of a chainsaw-toting and Final Girl slowly grew, from 250 cases to an expected woman, and each bottling pays homage to specific final 500 in 2021. girls. (See sidebar.) Final Girl quickly attracted attention They even picked up some dolcetto this year and pride from wine lovers in the television and film industry and themselves on being a brand that can show wine lovers from aficionados of horror like themselves, but also many more than the usual pinot noir, chardonnay, and cab. others. “We found a very eclectic group of people who are “Instead of cab, try our petit verdot, instead of chardonnay, wine club members,” said Clifford. “We’ve got a huge range try chenin blanc,” said Clifford. “That’s a little like what genre movies are like. We aren’t the big blockbusters. We of racial and economic diversity.” It’s possible, of course, that these folks simply like their have a brand that doesn’t take itself too seriously.” wines, which range from skin-contact viognier and minerSee finalgirlwines.com. n

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Odes to FINAL GIRLS Final Girl is a nod to the fierce women who survive the grisly challenges of horror films, and each label pays homage in subtle ways to certain characters, sometimes with supportive imagery. “There are little Easter eggs for horror fans,” said winemaker Anna Clifford. Here’s who the bottlings represent and why. Rosé: Wichita from Zombieland. “It’s fun and light, and she’s young and spunky,” said Clifford. Added co-proprietor Peter Lancucki, “And it’s Emma Stone. She’s a redhead.” Orange Wine: This skin-contact viognier is dressed in a Halloween-y orange, so it’s an ode to Halloween’s Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis. “That was obvious,” said Clifford. Chenin Blanc: With fruit from Jurassic Park Vineyard, they opted for Dr. Ellie Sattler, Laura Dern’s character in Jurassic Park. “That’s a creature feature, not necessarily a slasher,” admitted Clifford. Petit Verdot: Barbara from Night of the Living Dead. “She starts out as being meek and mild but by the end, she’s kicking ass and blowing people away,” said Clifford. “That’s like petit verdot: It’s seen as a blender, but we’re making it stand out on its own. It can take a punch and give it out as much as any other wine.” Grenache-Syrah: This 60 percent grenache, 40 percent syrah blend recalls Buffy and Faith from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. “Buffy is the light grenache, and Faith is the dark syrah. They work together to kick ass and slash vampires.” Tethered Red Blend: The opposite of the original blend, this is 60 percent syrah and 40 percent grenache. “We chose Red from the Jordan Peele movie Us. It’s sort of the evil twin doppelganger of the original red blend.” It also has cloned bunnies on the label. Sangiovese: Clarice Starling from Silence of the Lambs. “Sangiovese is so versatile and so many people love it, similar to the movie. Plus, it goes well with liver and fava beans.”


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openings, here is a list of those eateries that permanently closed in 2021:

October 2021: Woody’s BBQ, 5112 Hollister Ave.,

Goleta

September 2021: Cava Restaurant & Bar, 1212

BEACHSIDE BACKGROUND: The Beachside Bar-

Café will turn into Sea Legs Santa Barbara, per a deal reached this week by the County Board of Supervisors. (See the feature on page 120 for a full story.) Adding to that story, here are some further details on the concession agreement itself: • The term is 10 years, with three options to extend the term for five years per extension. • The concessionaire will pay the county monthly 10 percent of gross sales and 15 percent of gross alcohol sales, or $8,000 per month, whichever is greater for the restaurant and snack bar. • The concessionaire will have the non-exclusive right to offer food and beverage catering services for special events at Goleta Beach where concessionaire will pay the county a fee of 12.5 percent of gross sales and 15 percent of gross alcohol sales per each special event. • The concessionaire will also have the exclusive right to operate additional food and beverage services at the vacant storage area adjacent to the restaurant under the same percentage terms of the restaurant, or a monthly base fee of $4,000. This venue space was included in the former concession agreement with the Beachside but was only used for storage. • Additionally, the concessionaire is proposing to pay one percent of monthly gross sales to be set

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aside in an account specifically for Goleta Beach Park maintenance and improvements. The account will be with a financial institution licensed to do business in Santa Barbara County, and the account will be structured so that any withdrawal from the account will require approval in writing from the director, or designee. Monies held within the account shall be used for maintenance of common public areas for the mutual benefit of the county and concessionaire and the benefit of park visitors at Goleta Beach. The county and the concessionaire shall meet at least annually to develop a plan for expenditures of these funds on maintenance projects. GIL’S ASIAN BBQ TRUCK: Gil’s Asian BBQ food truck

has permanently joined Craft Ramen restaurant at 436 State Street. New offerings available at Craft Ramen include Tri-Tip Sandwich, Tri-Tip Plate, Fried Cauliflower, Drumstick Plate, Pork Shoulder Sandwich, Beef Tongue, and more. All BBQ items are marinated in their original Asian sauce for 24 hours. Available sides include Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Onion Fry, Pickled Cabbage, Mixed Green Salad, and Barley Rice. You can order meat-only or a meal, which adds rice, soup, and salad.

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Coast Village Rd., Montecito; Itsuki Restaurant, 7127 Hollister Ave., Goleta (changing to IHOP) August 2021: Vegan GreenGO, 3613 State St. July 2021: none June 2021: Barb’s Pies, 18 E. Cota St. (now Rascal’s); The Point Coffee, 370 Storke Rd., Goleta May 2021: Alphie’s, 5725 Hollister Ave., Goleta; New Si Chuan Garden, 2840 De la Vina St. (changing to Red Pepper); Starbucks, 800 State St. (changing to Belching Dragon Tavern); Subway, 888 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista (now Wingstop); Taqueria El Pastorcito, 4427 Hollister Ave., Goleta February 2021: Hibachi Steak House & Sushi Bar, 500 State St. (reopening); Malibu Farm at Miramar, 1759 S. Jameson Ln., Montecito (now The Revere Room); South Coast Deli, 6521 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista January 2021: Beachside BarCafé, 5905 Sandspit Rd., Goleta (changing to Sea Legs); Noemi Pizza Romana, 3534 State St. (now South Coast Deli); Panera Bread, 3851 State St.; Yanni’s at Mackenzie Market, 3102 State St.

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GHOST DANCE: Choreographer Cecily MacDougall rehearsing the cast for El amor brujo

PHANTOMS IN THE OPERA OPERA SANTA BARBARA PRESENTS IL TABARRO AND EL AMOR BRUJO

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bandon the screen this Halloween and let a pair of spooky operas provide your seasonal thrills. This is the invitation extended by Opera Santa Barbara’s latest production, a double bill offered at the Lobero on Friday, October 29, and Sunday, October 31, featuring two short works from the early decades of the 20th century, Il tabarro by Giacomo Puccini and El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla. El amor brujo tells the story of a beautiful woman who can’t move on from an affair with a man now dead who haunts her in the form of a ghost. The Santa Barbara–raised mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen will sing Candela, the leading role, and dancers from State Street Ballet choreographed by Cecily Stewart MacDougall will perform the work’s ballet sequences, including the work’s famous “fire dance.” In Il tabarro, Puccini harnesses theatrical elements from the Parisian Grand Guignol to verismo, the fin de siècle operatic tradition of showing characters from everyday life enduring tragic, often violent fates. In the estimation of Opera Santa Barbara general and artistic director Kostis Protopapas,

who will conduct both works, Il tabarro is Puccini’s most underrated work. Mature style firmly in place, the composer drives the action forward with a sense of excitement and fatal inevitability that rivals that of the best suspense films. These works were written in the shadow of an oncoming world war, and the notion of a restless spirit seeking forbidden satisfaction catalyzes both plots. In Brujo, Candela cannot enjoy the attention of her living lover Carmelo until her friend Lucia succeeds in seducing the Specter that haunts her. By taking elements from Roma legend and combining them with Andalusian musical influences, de Falla weaves a vivid portrait of a superstitious gitaneria, or “little village,” where past trauma informs every aspect of life. Il tabarro takes its title from the cloak with which barge owner and jealous older

husband Michele (Todd Thomas) covers up the corpse of Luigi (Harold Meers), the man he has murdered. Later on, when his wife Giorgetta (Alaysha Fox) comes looking for Luigi, Michele pulls the tabarro aside to reveal his corpse. Murder concealed, then revealed with a vengeance, paired with the defeat of a jealous ghost by sexual trickery — what’s not to like? These brief musical dramas come down to us from the height of opera’s ascent as a popular form. Audiences in the 1920s flocked to such spectacles with a sense of agitated, darkly erotic anticipation similar to that aroused later in the century by the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and David Cronenberg. Fans of these directors who attend this Opera Santa Barbara Halloween double-feature will recognize the influence of both composers on later film scores, particularly in such sequences as the various “danzas” of Brujo, such as the “danza del terror” and of course the “danza del ritual del fuego.” In Il tabarro, listen for the way Yoshida Nelsen, who sings the secondary but fascinating role of Frugola in that piece, sets off a passionate duet between the lovers Giorgetta and Luigi with her dreams of living in a cottage in the countryside. The slowly building sexual tension of the

scene foreshadows deeper shadows to come, making for a superb introduction to the troubled relationship and its violent outcome. For tickets and information, visit operasb.org or call the Lobero box office at (805) 963-0761. —Charles Donelan

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Riviera Theatre has returned to regularly scheduled screenings as of October 15. The first film to play on a regular basis at the theater since the pandemic shutdown is the new Todd Haynes documentary, The Velvet Underground, which shows through Saturday, October 23. Next up will be Bergman Island, along with a pair of Film Society screenings on Sunday, October 24 — The Sparks Brothers documentary and Last Night in Soho. For the full schedule, visit sbiffriviera.com. —CD

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MAJOR MAESTRO: Sir Simon Rattle will lead the London Symphony in a concert jointly presented by CAMA and the Music Academy of the West.

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CAMA is back and better than ever with robust seasons scheduled for both the International Series at the Granada and the Masterseries recitals at the Lobero. The biggest news of all involves a collaboration between CAMA and the Music Academy of the West, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Together, the two organizations are sponsoring a visit by the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. That concert, on Thursday, March 24, 2022, will be at the Granada and will feature works by Berlioz, Sibelius, Bartók, and Ravel. Even before their official seasons begin in 2022, CAMA already presented a concert by Les Violons du Roy with Avi Avital at the Lobero on October 19. The 103rd season proper kicks off with two symphony orchestra concerts in January: the Royal Philharmonic on Tuesday, January 11, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Friday, January 28, both at the Granada. Thursday, February 24, sees the Russian National Orchestra arrive with founder and pianist Mikhail Pletnev at the keyboard for Schumann’s piano concerto. Following the London Symphony appearance mentioned above, the International Series at the Granada wraps up on Tuesday, April 12, with the first-ever Santa Barbara appearance of Sir John Eliot Gardiner leading the English Baroque Soloists in a concert of Haydn and Mozart played on period instruments. There will be four Masterseries performances at the Lobero in the 2022 season, two in March and one each in April and May. On Wednesday, March 2, Jordi Savall will lead Le Concert des Nations in a concert of music from the film Tous les matins du monde. Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, whose scheduled appearance in March 2020 was canceled due to COVID after he arrived in Santa Barbara, returns to finish what he started on Friday, March 18, and soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian comes in with violin and piano support for a recital on Saturday, April 23. In the final concert of the 2022 season, violinist James Ehnes and pianist Orion Weiss will perform on Tuesday, May 24. For tickets, subscriptions, and information, visit camasb.org or call (805) 966-4324. —CD

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othing says “Americana” quite like performers huddling together to harmonize at a single microphone. When one of the band’s vocal mics went out during her opening set for The Wood Brothers at the Granada, Kat Wright called for her bass and guitar players to “shack up” on the remaining one. This iconic image of people singing together, so central to our collective memory of the early recordings and radio broadcasts that brought folk music to the wider world, is known among those Presented by who practice it as UCSB Arts & “shacking up.” Thank Lectures. At The you, Kat Wright, for Granada Theatre, the definitive label Tue., Oct. 12. and the lovely set. There was plenty of shacking up with Big Mic during the ample and adventurous set that came next from The Wood Brothers. They opened with “River Takes the Town,” a great example of their approach

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny WEEK OF OCTOBER 21

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TAURUS

(Apr. 20-May 20): In Norway, you don’t call your romantic partner “boyfriend” or “girlfriend.” You say kjaereste, which is gender neutral and is translated as “dearest.” In Sweden, you refer to your lover as älskling, meaning “my beloved one.” How about Finland? One term the Finns use for the person they love is kulta, which means “gold.” I hope you’ll be inspired by these words to experiment with new nicknames and titles for the allies you care for. It’s a favorable time to reinvent the images you project onto each other. I hope you will refine your assumptions about each other and upgrade your hopes for each other. Be playful and have fun as you enhance your empathy.

GEMINI

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Even the wisest among us are susceptible to being fascinated by our emotional pain. Even those of us who do a lot of inner work may be captivated and entranced by frustrations and vexations and irritants. Our knotty problems make us interesting, even attractive! They shape our self-image. No wonder we are sometimes “intensely, even passionately, attached to suffering,” in the words of author Fyodor Dostoevsky. That’s the bad news. The good news, Aries, is that in the coming weeks, you will have extra power to divest yourself of sadness and distress and anxiety that you no longer need. I recommend you choose a few outmoded sources of unhappiness and enact a ritual to purge them.

(May 21-June 20): The band Creedence Clearwater Revival, led by Gemini musician John Fogerty, achieved tremendous success with their rollicking sound and socially conscious lyrics. They sold 33 million records worldwide. In 1970, they were the best-selling band on the planet, exceeding even the Beatles. And yet, the band endured for just over four years. I foresee the possibility of a comparable phenomenon in your life during the coming months. Something that may not last forever will ultimately generate potent, long-term benefits. What might it be? Meditate on the possibility. Be alert for its coming. Create the conditions necessary for it to thrive.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22): Cancerian philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote, “I am unlike anyone I have ever met. I will even venture to say that I am like no one in the whole world. I may be no better, but at least I am different.” I urge you to make that your own affirmation in the coming weeks. It’s high time to boldly claim how utterly unique you are — to be full of reasonable pride about the fact that you have special qualities that no one in history has ever had. Bonus: The cosmos is also granting you permission to brag more than usual about your humility and sensitivity, as well as about your other fine qualities.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22): Nigerian poet Ijeoma Umebinyuo writes, “I will always want myself. Always. Darling, I wrote myself a love poem two nights ago. I am a woman who grows flowers between her teeth. I dance myself out of pain. This wanting of myself gets stronger with age. I host myself to myself. I am whole.” I recommend you adopt Umebinyuo’s attitude as you upgrade your relationship with yourself during the coming weeks. It’s time for you to pledge to give yourself everything you wish a lover would offer you. You’re ready to claim more of your birthright as an ingenious, diligent self-nurturer.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): As author David Brooks reminds us, “Exposure to genius has the power to expand your consciousness. If you spend a lot of time with genius, your mind will end up bigger and broader than if you spend your time only with run-of-the-mill stuff.” I hope this strategy will be at the top of your priority list during the next four weeks. You will have abundant opportunities to put a lot of “excellent stuff into your brain,” as Brooks suggests. Uncoincidentally, you are also likely to be a rich source of inspiration and illumination yourself. I suspect people will recognize — even more than they usually do

— that being around you will make them smarter. I suggest you help them realize that fact.

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(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Self-help author James Clear describes a scenario I urge you to keep in mind. He speaks of “a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow, it will split in two.” Clear adds that “it was not that last blow that did it — but all that had gone before.” You’ll thrive by cultivating that same patience and determination in the coming weeks, Libra. Proceed with dogged certainty that your sustained small efforts will eventually yield potent results.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Nobel Prize–winning poet Odysseas Elytis was speaking like a consummate Scorpio when he said, “What I love is always being born. What I love is beginning always.” Like most Scorpios, he knew an essential secret about how to ensure he could enjoy that intense rhythm: He had to be skilled in the art of metaphorical death. How else could he be born again and again? Every time he rose up anew into the world like a beginner, it was because he had shed old ideas, past obsessions, and worn-out tricks. I trust you’ve been attending to this transformative work in the past few weeks, Scorpio. Ready to be born again? Ready to begin anew? To achieve maximum renaissance, get rid of a few more things.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “I haven’t had enough sleep for years,” author Franz Kafka (1883-1924) once confessed to a friend. It showed in his work, which was brilliant but gaunt and haunted. He wrote stories that would be written by a person who was not only sleep-deprived but dream-deprived. The anxiety he might have purged from his system through sleep instead spilled out into the writing he did in waking life. Anyway, I’m hoping you will make Kafka your anti-role model as you catch up on the sleep you’ve missed out on. The coming weeks will be a fantastic time to fall in love with the odd, unpredictable, regenerative stories that well up from your subconscious depths while you’re in bed at night. They will refresh your imagination in all the right ways.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “The reason life works at all is that not everyone in your tribe is nuts on the same day,” writes author Anne Lamott. I will add that on rare occasions, virtually everyone in your tribe is functioning at high levels of competency and confidence. According to my analysis, now is one of those times. That’s why I encourage you to take extraordinary measures to marshal your tribe’s creative, constructive efforts. I believe that together you can collaborate to generate wonders and marvels that aren’t normally achievable. Group synergy is potentially at a peak — and will be fully activated if you help lead the way.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I believe your plan for the rest of 2021 should borrow from the mini-manifesto that Aquarian author Virginia Woolf formulated at age 51: “I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.” Does that sound like fun, Aquarius? It should be — although it may require you to overcome temptations to retreat into excess comfort and inertia.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): “Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough,” writes author and philosopher Alain de Botton. That’s too extreme a statement for my taste. But I agree with the gist of his comment. If we are not constantly outgrowing who we are, we are not sufficiently alert and alive. Luckily for you, Pisces, you are now in a phase of rapid ripening. At least you should be. The cosmos is conspiring to help you learn how to become a more vibrant and authentic version of yourself. Please cooperate! Seek all available updates.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE Responsible for developing and submitting research proposals, awards and/or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional and research sponsor policies. Responsible for the post‑award administration, financial management, and analysis of the Contracts and Grants for the Computer Science Department. Additionally, will backup/support the Contracts and Grants Manager with Award Closeout. Responsible for the completion of post‑award activities of research awards. Duties include setting up new awards and analyzing award terms and conditions, advising faculty, staff, and students of proper University and agency policies regarding extramural funding policies and procedures. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or/and equivalent work experience. Ability to perform financial analysis and customized reporting. Proficiency with Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. Proficiency with Google software programs such as Sheets, Docs, Gmail, chat. Must be comfortable explaining guidelines and policies. Working knowledge of and experience with financial accounting, analysis and reporting techniques.

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM Utilizes advanced skills gained at the Master’s degree level in counseling fields (student affairs and/or higher education); exhibits culturally inclusive active listening skills and provides counseling services for personal, social, and academic issues, including but not limited to cultural identity, educational, relationship, family, sexuality and sexual identity issues. Focuses on working with African American EOP student population. Designs, implements and evaluates cultural, academic and programmatic services for the African diasporic Cultural Resource Center. Develops program designs and tools to assess the quality of programs and events offered. Assists in campus efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented students. Plays a key role in the Division of Student Affairs Initiative to build bridges for EOP students and the AdCRC. Reqs: Experience in providing in‑depth, wide‑ranging and complex academic advising and holistic services to undergraduates. Working knowledge of MS Office products and Google Connect/Drive applications. Master’s degree in counseling or related area or years of equivalent experience/ training. Ability to coordinate and present educational programs and and present educational, academic, social, cultural events/programs and workshops. Experience with social media management on multiple platforms, updating department website, and Emma application. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse. UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. Satisfactory conviction history background check. $57,000‑ $63,975/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 10/25/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 24544

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considered. Current CPR certification/ Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required or dually certified in both AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support and AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support at time of hire is required and non‑negotiable. Notes: This is a limited position at 40%. Mon.‑Fri./7:45am‑4:30pm (may include Thursday evenings until 7pm). Student Health requires all clinical staff successfully pass the background check and complete the credentialing process before the employment date. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. Starting at $23.27/ hr.The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review date begins 10/25/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #25239

HELP DESK TECHNICIAN

STUDENT AFFAIRS INFORMATION SYSTEMS Supports all division users at their locations; installs and configures computer hardware and software. The Tier 2 Help Desk responds to requests that are escalated by Tier 1 Help Desk Field Representatives. Responsible for the analysis of functional requirements, and diagnoses, research and resolution of problems. Reqs: Ability to work independently to troubleshoot and resolve end user problems, within the context of a collaborative teamwork environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience with the Windows 10 operating system is essential. Strong technical background with experience supporting hardware and software, including: internal PC components (hard drives, RAM, etc.), peripherals (webcams, mice, keyboards), monitors, printers, and productivity software (word, excel, powerpoint, etc.). Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child & Dependent Adult Abuse. UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory conviction history background check. $26.86‑29.53/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 10/29/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 25439

MEDICAL ASSISTANT‑LIMITED

STUDENT HEALTH Provides medical and administrative support to the physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurses, and licensed vocational nurses assisting with exams and procedures, taking vitals, checking in/out patients, filling out necessary paperwork, taking phone messages and following directives from the clinicians, as well as scheduling appointments. Reqs: High School diploma or equivalent. Certification with one of the following agencies required; American Association of Medical Assistants (AMA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants (CMAA), Note: Those who have graduated from an EMT program may also be considered, although the MA program is preferable. Applicants without a proper certification will not be

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STUDENT HEALTH Provides medical and administrative support to the physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurses, and licensed vocational nurses assisting with exams and procedures, taking vitals, checking in/ out patients, filling out the necessary paperwork, taking phone messages, and following directives from the clinicians. Reqs: High School diploma or equivalent. Certification with one of the following agencies required; American Association of Medical Assistants (AMA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants (CMAA), Note: Those who have graduated from an EMT program may also be considered, although the MA program is preferable. Applicants without proper certification will not be considered. Current CPR certification/ Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required or dually certified in both AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support and AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support at time of hire. Notes: Credentials verification for the clinical practitioner. Mandated reporting requirements of Child & Dependent Adult Abuse. UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. Satisfactory conviction history background check. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is an 11‑month position with 4 weeks of furlough taken during quarter breaks and summer months. Starting at $23.27. Salary commensurate with experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 24912

RECORDS TECHNICIAN & CAMPUS BIKE SAFETY COORDINATOR

UCSB POLICE DEPARTMENT Processes police reports and citations for filing with the court, meeting

daily court filing deadlines as needed. Coordinates the Campus Bicycle/Skateboard Safety Program. Schedules, processes and maintains all Bicycle/Skateboard Safety classes. Handles cash and checks, and prepares weekly deposits. Maintains an Excel spreadsheet for all Bicycle/ Skateboard Safety services. Interacts directly with campus students, faculty, staff as well as non‑affiliates and Courts. Utilizes a high level of professionalism, diplomacy, and customer service. Must possess a high level of initiative, follow‑through, and creative problem solving with minimal supervision in an environment with frequent interruptions. Researches, collects, and analyzes data describing crime patterns and crime trends. Disseminates crime data in weekly, monthly, and annual reports. Reqs: Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated experience effectively conveying information to others. Demonstrated ability to independently prioritize, edit and proofread materials, organize and multi‑task with frequent interruptions and meet critical deadlines with a high degree of professionalism. Proficiency in data entry and the fuse of spreadsheet and database software systems. Demonstrated ability to identify, research, analyze, interpret, and conduct analyses of complex laws, statutes, policies, and data. Willingness to work cooperatively with coworkers in a shared‑work environment. Ability to work with sensitive information and preserve confidentiality, meet deadlines, maintain objectivity, and prioritize workload in an organized manner. Willingness to work varying daytime schedules as assigned, including weekends and holidays occasionally. Any combination of education and experience that provides the above knowledge, skills, and abilities. High school diploma or equivalent, and two years of general clerical experience, including typing and record maintenance. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse. Mandated reporting requirements of Dependent Adult Abuse. UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record. The employee will be a staff member of the UC Santa Barbara Police Department and therefore must pass a thorough background investigation of personal and work history, including a fingerprint check of criminal history. $24.61‑$35.28/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 10/29/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 24190

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COMPUTER SCIENCE Assists the PI on the SCiMMA and Aristotle projects and as a data center architect for the Institute for Energy Efficiency’s Experimental Datacenter. Provides support to the PhD students and other researchers that work on these projects and acts as a liaison between the RACELab and UCSB campus IT personnel. Contributes to communications involving this project including preparation and delivery of reports and presentations related to the project and organization of and attendance to technical meetings. Supports collaborative development efforts as part of the SCiMMA project, including supervising the Agile development process it implements across multiple institutions and participating in its cybersecurity efforts. Is responsible for investigation and development of Eucalyptus, CSPOT, and Ambience cloud, edge, and IoT technologies. Is responsible for field research at the Sedgwick Research Preserve and the Lindcove Research Extension Center. Reqs: Master of Science degree in computer science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and System Engineering, a PhD or equivalent industry experience are required. Advanced software development. Large scale software infrastructure configuration and management. Resource‑constrained computing. Distributed systems deployment, testing, experimentation, and empirical evaluation. Reqs: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $60,500‑$76,757/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 10/21/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 24754

STUDENT HEALTH MEDICAL DIRECTOR

STUDENT HEALTH Responsible for all Student Health Service clinical care and protocols, and the medical and legal oversight of all licensed non‑behavioral health professionals. Assists the Executive Director in assuring the quality and cost‑effectiveness of medical care at Student Health, compliance with all regulations and accreditation standards, controlling liability risk, and acts on behalf of the Executive Director in their absence. Provide both individual clinical services and consultations for patients in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Gynecology & Urgent Care (as qualified) to support staff with the diagnosis and treatment of complex patients, and will provide a liaison to the local medical community, and respond to all campus public health emergencies. Reqs: Must have a current CA Medical, DEA License, and Board Certification at all times during employment in order to practice and function in this clinical role; credentials are renewed periodically. Must have 3+ years minimum of experience as a medical or associate director, or chief medical officer in a healthcare facility. Notes: Credentials verification for clinical practitioner.

Mandated reporting requirements of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse. Student Health requires that clinical staff must successfully complete and pass the background check and credentialing process before employment and date of hire. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Must have a current CA Medical License and DEA license during employment. Must have and maintain current Board Certification in Family Practice, Internal Medicine or Pediatrics or Emergency Medicine throughout employment. Salary commensurate. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 24397

UNDERGRADUATE ADVISOR

COMPUTER SCIENCE Supports all aspects of the Computer Science undergraduate programs. Serves as one of the initial sources of information and advises major students, prospective major students, and non‑major students regarding general department requirements. Monitors every aspect of progress towards degree and counsels students as appropriate. Initiates, maintains, and evaluates students’ academic records, processes petitions, checks prerequisites, and performs other administrative tasks. Ensures grades are reported for undergraduate students and updates the Schedule of Classes and other publications. Requires knowledge of policy and procedures for the College of Engineering, College of Letters and Science, and the College of Creative Studies. Serves as one of the departmental liaisons with the Office of the Registrar on matters pertaining to departmental courses grades and undergraduate records. Works within a team environment within the Student Affairs area and department, and assists with the ongoing workload. Reqs: Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to organize, prioritize, and complete work with frequent interruptions. Ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and other campus offices on a variety of tasks. Strong problem‑solving skills. Ability to use various programs (Excel, Word, Google). Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. This position is funded through December 2022 pending further funding. $23.66‑$24.84/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 10/21/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 25105

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FBN ABANDONMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: BUNNIN CHEVROLET CADILLAC at 301 S Hope Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Believe Automotive Inc. 9230 Olympic Blvd #203 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 01/29/2020 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2020‑0000326. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Bunnin Chevrolet Cadillac (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 1, 2021. 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 E30, Published: Oct 14, 21, 28. Nov 4 2021. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: BUNNIN CADILLAC at 301 S Hope Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Believe Automotive Inc. (same address) The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 05/09/2019 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2017‑0001416. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Believe Automotive Inc. (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 6, 2021. 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 E18, Published: Oct 14, 21, 28. Nov 4 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: OLIVE STREET DESIGN at 1509 Olive St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tara E. Dees (same address)This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Tara Dees Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 14, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002885. Published: Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CENTRAL COAST HEALTH INFORMATION TECNOLOGY INCORPORATED at Central Cast Health Information Technology Incorporated (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Michiel De Bruin, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002923. Published: Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: ROOTED SANTA BARBARA COUNTY at 1111 Chapala Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Founation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Jackie Carrera, President & CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by

E31. FBN Number: 2021‑0002925. Published: Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: US HISTORIC TOUR at 2575 Treasure Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Tirzah E. Riley (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Tirzah Riley, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E29. FBN Number: 2021‑0002899. Published: Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BROWN AND WILMANNS ENVIRONMENTAL at 850 Cathedral Vista Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Brown And Wilmanns Environmental, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Michael S Brown, Managing Member Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0002847. Published: Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: DAKOTA RAE DESIGN at 215 Bath St B11 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Dakota Rae Taylor (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Dakota Taylor, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E29. FBN Number: 2021‑0002843. Published: Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PRESCRIPTION PHARMACY at 215 Pesetas Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Sansum Clinic 470 South Patterson Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Jennifer Rose, Executive Assistant Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 13, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0002866. Published: Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: TINO’S ITALIAN GROCERY at 210 W. Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; M&Z Italian Grocery 111 S. Voluntario St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Corporation, Signed: Deanna Morinini, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 27, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002744. Published: Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: DJ’Z ELECTRONIC REPAIRZ at 280 N. Fairview Ave Unit 2 Goleta, CA 93117; Jonathon Zayha (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jonathon Zayha, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002848. Published: Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PEGGY JANE ASHKINS NO: 21PR00456 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of PEGGY JANE ASHKINS A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: LORNA ASHKINS STUDDARD in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, Anacapa Division THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): LORNA ASHKINS STUDDARD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s to will and codicils, if any be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 12/02/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition

or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: James F. Cote, Esq. 222 East Carrillo Street, Suite 207, P.O. Box 20146, Santa Barbara, CA 93120‑0146; (805) 966‑1204. Published Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MAYBELLE GIER aka MAYBELLE M. GIER NO: 21PR00437 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of MAYBELLE GIER aka MAYBELLE M. GIER A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: LYNNE CESCON JENSEN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): LYNNE CESCON JENSEN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s to will and codicils, if any be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 11/18/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the

later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Connor C. Cote, Esq. 222 East Carrillo Street, Suite 207, P.O. Box 20146, Santa Barbara, CA 93120‑0146; (805) 966‑1204. Published Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.

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shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 11/18/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: Five SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93102 Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Barnes & Barnes;1900 State Street, Suite M, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 687‑6660. Published Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MICHAEL B. KIROUFF NO: 21PR00436 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of MICHAEL B. KIROUFF A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: MATTHEW KIROUFF in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): MATTHEW KIROUFF be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s to will and codicils, if any be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 11/18/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107. Probate. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the

later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Adrienne K. Miller; Attorney at Law, APC, 1633 Erringer Road, Suite 205,Simi Valley, CA 93065; (805) 522‑1640. Published Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.


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COLLECTIVE at 1671 Shoreline Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Julane Conrad (same address) Kevin Conrad (same address)This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Julane Conrad Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 14, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0002892. Published: Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HASHING2HEATING at 864 Highland Dr. #5 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Jonathan A. Heffner (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jonathan A. Heffner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 16, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E40. FBN Number: 2021‑0002906. Published: Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CREEKSIDE STORIES at 902 Mission Canyon Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jan Dewitt (same address) Charlene M. Huston (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Jan Dewitt, Partner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E29. FBN Number: 2021‑0002901. Published: Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: THE DUBEY COLLECTION at 921 Isleta Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Olivia M. Dubey (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Olivia Marie Dubey Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 23, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002723. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: CLASSIC COLLISION GOLETA at 5901 Hollister Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Classic Collision LLC 7475 Roswell Road Sandy Springs, GA 30328 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Toan Nguyen, Manager Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 17, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002673. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: CLASSIC COLLISION SANTA BARBARA at 301 E Gutierrez St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Classic Collision LLC 7475 Roswell Rd Sandy Springs, GA 30350 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Toan Nguyen, Manager Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 17, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0002674. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LOS CARNEROS HOLDINGS at 1933 Cliff Drive, Suite 2 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Mij Pacifica LLC (same address) Sanders Family Pacifica LLC 311 E. Carrillo St., Ste C Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Limited Partnership

Signed: Morris M. Jurkowitz, Manager of Mij Pacifica, LLC, General Partner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 23, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002727. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: EXCUSE MY FRENCH CLASS at 715 West Valerio Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Wanda M. Gardette (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Wanda M. Gardette Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 14, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002621. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BELIEVERS INTERNATIONAL CHURCH at 4430 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93110; West Coast Believers Church of Santa Barbara (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: David W. Breed, Pastor Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 17, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002668. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: THE BROW LOUNGE at 5276 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Celeste Almanza 5595 Armitos Ave Unit C Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Celeste Almanza Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 09, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0002582. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: W. MURPHY & CO. LLC at 2360 Foothill Road, Unit 5 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; W. Murphy & Co. LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: William D. Murphy, Member Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 21, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002703. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VICTORIA PAIGE STUDIO at 4000 Green Heron Spring Rd. Carpinteria, CA 93013; Victoria Bleeden (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Victoria Bleeden, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 24, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002732. Published: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HONEYGLUE SOLUTIONS LLC at 5477 Parejo Drive Goleta, CA 93111; Honeyglue Solutions LLC 1401 21st Street Ste R Sacramento, CA 95811 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Melissa Cohen, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 27, 2021. This statement expires five years

from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002746. Published: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: JMK DESIGN & CO. at 201 West Montecito Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; JMK Design & Co. LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Jonathan Kosorek, Manager Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 15, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0002655. Published: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 2021.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: MOSBY SPIRITS at 9496 Santa Rosa Road Buellton, CA 93427; Gary R. Mosby 1800 Sequoia Drive Santa Maria, CA 93454 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Gary Ray Mosby, Sole Proprietor Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 30, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002786. Published: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CUSTOM LEATHER CONCEPTS at 910 N N Pl Lompoc, CA 93436; Misael Reyes (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Misael Reyes, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 28, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002756. Published: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HASTINGS EVENT PRODUCTION at 208 W De La Guerra Street, Apartment 2 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Riley H Leonard (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Riley Leonard, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 28, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002759. Published: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: 154 TECH LLC at 3814 Connie Way Santa Barbara, CA 93110; 154 Tech LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Nicole M. Costa, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 27, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E31. FBN Number: 2021‑0002738. Published: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: TBI FINANCIAL at 331 Cooper Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Tilman Brisendine, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Tilman Brisendine, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 20, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0002685. Published: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 2021.

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93105; Joanne Schoenfeld (same address) Steadfast In Commitment, Inc. 5114 Mecca Ave. Tarzana, CA 91356 This business is conducted by an Copartners Signed: Joanne Schoenfeld, Partner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 27, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002749. Published: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 2021.

Ave. Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Alfonso Gonzalez Flores (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Alfonso Gonzalez Flores, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 24, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002731. Published: Oct 14, 21, 28. Nov 4 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: DEL PLAYA BREW CO. at 130 N. Calle Cesar Chavez #F Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Anthony R Simentales 3742 Venitia Lane #A Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Anthony Robert Simentales, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 22, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E29. FBN Number: 2021‑0002708. Published: Oct 14, 21, 28. Nov 4 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MARIPOSAS SB at 404 W Padre St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Juanita Reveles (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Juanita Reveles, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 24, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002734. Published: Oct 14, 21, 28. Nov 4 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GREYWEATHER at 990 N Patterson Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Teagan Ross Giffin (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Teagan Ross Giffin, Sole Proprietor Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 01, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002792. Published: Oct 14, 21, 28. Nov 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ASTRO CONSULTANTS, ARCAIOS CONSULTANTS, PATAGONIA ARCHAEOLOGY, HERITAGE ARCHAEOLOGY at 903 West Mission Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ignacio Requena (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ignacio Requena Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 06, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E40. FBN Number: 2021‑0002826. Published: Oct 14, 21, 28. Nov 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLUCLEAN MAID SERVICES at 1445 Harbor View Dr #127 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Susana Soto De Magallanes (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Susana Soto De Magallanes Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 04, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E31. FBN Number: 2021‑0002801. Published: Oct 14, 21, 28. Nov 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BUILDING HOPE, LLC DBA GARDEN STREET APARTMENTS at 617 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Building Hope, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Annmarie Cameron, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 08, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E29. FBN Number: 2021‑0002833. Published: Oct 14, 21, 28. Nov 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: GI SERVICES at 4825 San Gordiano

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NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF HEATHER ELYSE CARASTRO HAGEN TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV03962 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing

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a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: HEATHER ELYSE CARASTRO HAGEN TO: HEATHER ELYSE FLEMING THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear 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 withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing Dec 07, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 3, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Oct 13, 2021. by Thomas P. Anderle. of the Superior Court. Published. Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KRISTEEN LEIGH GO TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV03463 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: KRISTEEN LEIGH GO TO: KRISTEEN LEIGH ALATRISTE THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear 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 withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing Nov 22, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Oct 15, 2021. by Colleen K. Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Oct 21, 28. Nov 4, 11 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BERNARDO CRUZ and MARIA ESQUIVEL TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV03710 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: ALEJANDRA ESQUIVEL TO: ALEJANDRA CRUZ THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear 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 withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing Nov 08, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, ANACAPA DIVISION SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Sep 22, 2021. by Colleen K. Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.

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de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerto. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encountrar un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. AVISO‑LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: valen para ambos conyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acerlas acater en cualquier lugar de California. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. 1.The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccion de la corte son): SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Yesenia Leyva Gatica 129 Nectarine Ave Goleta, CA 93117; (805‑291‑2443) (El nombre, direcion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Dated August 3, 2021. Darrel E. Parker, Execcutive Officer; Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Nicolette

Barnard Deputy (Asistente) Published Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021. SUMMONS (PARENTAGE‑Custody and Support) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name)(Aviso Al Demandad (Nombre): ALJAN DECKA YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. Read the information below and on the next page (Lo han demandado. Lea la informacion a continuacion y en la pagina siguiente). PETITIONER’S NAME (Nombre del demandante): LINDSAY MCCARTHY You have 30 calendar days after this summons and petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL‑120 or FL‑270) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your right to custody of your children. You may also be ordered to pay child support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www. courts.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca.org) or by contacting you local county bar association. Notice: The restraining order on page 2 remains in effect against each parent until the petition is dismissed, a judgement is entered, or the court makes further orders. this order is enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement office who has received or seen a copy of it. Fee Waiver: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de sesta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120 or FL‑270) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al

demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerio. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion de los hijos, honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encontrar un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. AVISO: La Orden de proteccion que aparecen en la pagina 2 continuara en vigencia en cuanto a cada parte hasta que se emita un fallo final, se despida la peticion o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas orden puede hacerla acatar en cualquier lugar de California. Exencion de Cuotas: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. CASE NO: 21FL01260 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT,1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107. ANACAPA DIVISION The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is : Drew Maley (288050) The Maley Firm, PC 740 State St., Suite 203 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805‑724‑2900 DATE: July 22, 2021. By Jasmine Franco, Deputy Published Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 2021.

SUMMONS SUMMONS ‑ (Family Law) NOTICE TO REPONDENT: JULIO MARTINEZ LOAEZA AVISO AL DEMANDANDO: Petitioner’s name is: YESENIA LEYVA GATICA Nombre del demandante: CASE NUMBER: (Numero del caso) 21FL01351 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL‑120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www. courts.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE‑RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal

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2789 SPRING CANYON ROAD, SANTA YNEZ 3BD/2+(2)½BA+2BD/2BA 2nd residence; 11.07±acs • $4,500,000 Laura Drammer, 805.448.7500 LIC# 01209580

5508 RINCON BEACH PARK DRIVE, VENTURA 2BD/1½BA • $2,800,000 Janet Caminite, 805.896.7767 LIC# 01273668

851 ADOBE CREEK ROAD, SOLVANG 5BD/2½BA; ±2.69 acres; pool; arena • $2,580,000 Laura Drammer, 805.448.7500 LIC# 01209580

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2794 BELLA VISTA DR, SANTA BARBARA 6BD/8BA • $10,750,000 Cristal Clarke, 805.886.9378 LIC# 00968247

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920 CAMINO VIEJO RD, EUCALYPTUS HILL 4BD/4½BA • $5,950,000 Cristal Clarke, 805.886.9378 LIC# 00968247

400 HOT SPRINGS RD, MONTECITO 4BD/6BA • $5,795,000 Cristal Clarke, 805.886.9378 LIC# 00968247

810 COYOTE RD, MONTECITO 3BD/3½BA + 1BD/1BA studio • $5,595,000 Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group, 805.565.4014 LIC# 01426886

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nly a dozen or so homes in Santa Barbara have been featured in Old House Journal magazine. This is one of them. Walking into the home is like walking back in time. The furniture and décor echo the Craftsman bungalow THE GREAT HOUSE DETECTIVE style that was popular a century ago. This home was built in 1912 for $1,500. The owners, Robert Sponsel and Patricia Chidlaw, joke that some of their renovations cost more than that. They call the home “our museum.” The home’s exterior colors and plantings blend smoothly with the style. A 1914 paint catalog noted, “The bungalow is distinctively a suburban house … to by Betsy J. Green make it attractive, the colors as well as the architecture must harmonize with nature.” The risers on the front steps are decorated with a vine called

creeping fig (Ficus pumila) that also grows on the famous Gamble House in Pasadena. One of the most eye-catching items in the kitchen is a 1930s GE refrigerator. These appliances were commonly nicknamed “monitor” refrigerators because the round compressor on top resembled the gun turret on the USS Monitor, an ironclad Civil War vessel.

Good News, Bad News Imagine picking up the morning paper and reading your own obituary! That’s what happened to E.J. Peterson, the home’s first owner. The obit used his name but described the life and death of another S.B. resident named E.J. Hayward, a wellknown photographer. I suppose that the good news about reading his own obituary notice is that he was able to contact the paper and get a correction printed the next day. The paper called it “an unfortunate mix-up,” and added that “Mr. Peterson … is very much alive and the mix-up in names kept Mr. Peterson denying that he was even ill.” One of the home’s most interesting owners was Henry Augustus Adrian and his wife, Phila, who owned the home in the early 1920s. Adrian had served as the superintendent of schools and was the mayor of Santa Barbara in 1926 and 1927. In addition to these careers, Adrian often traveled the country as a speaker in Chautauqua assemblies. The Chautauquas were a sort of continuing education for adults that traveled from town to town. The practice began in Chautauqua (chuh-TAW-kwah), New York, in 1874. Generally, the group would set up a tent in a town and present a weeklong series of educational lectures

and performances. Adrian was a friend of the botanist Luther Burbank and spoke about his plant research. Another interesting owner was F.H. Kimball and his wife, Charlotte. Kimball was the president of the Veronica Medicinal Springs Water Company. This was a mineral spring located near Veronica Springs and Las Positas roads.

Hard Work and Luck Here’s another example of good news and bad. When the present owners bought the house in 1980, it had been “modernized” in the 1960s by an owner who painted the woodwork white and ripped out the original cabinets. The good news was that he had taken “before and after” photos, which enabled Robert and Patricia to restore their home to its original appearance. Apart from stripping paint, they had some lucky finds in their search for period-appropriate fixtures. Patricia happened to be walking the dog one day and found a beautiful claw-foot bathtub that had been discarded. Salvaged items from nearby demolitions also helped keep down the restoration costs. What advice do they have for homeowners wishing to attempt similar retro decorating? “Bob and I were fortunate that we started looking in the early ’80s before the vogue for restoring Craftsman homes. You could still find inexpensive pieces in thrift stores and at yard sales. I guess my advice would be to study the books and familiarize oneself with the style and then look at resale situations and hope to get lucky. The Stickley furniture company is still in business and making beautiful reproductions of classic designs. While these are not cheap, I imagine they could be considered a good buy because the solid oak will certainly last more than a lifetime.” Please do not disturb the residents of 230 West Valerio Street.

Betsy J. Green is a Santa Barbara historian and author of Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood, Santa Monica Press, 2002. Her website is betsyjgreen.com.


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more information, please consult a real estate attorney. An easement is a claim on a property by a party other than the owner. The easement allows the holder to use land he doesn’t own or possess for a specific purpose. Real Estate Q&A Easements can take many forms. Utility easements are the most common. These easements allow the utility companies to come on private property for the sole purpose of servicing the utility. They are described in the property deed and stay with the property through parcel sales and transfers. Utility easements are by Marsha Gray nonintrusive, and homeowners can do whatever they wish with the land as long as it doesn’t interfere with the utility’s use of the easement. Prescriptive easements are when the public or an individual acquires an easement over property by openly and continuously using private property for access. This often takes the form of a road, shortcut, or path. If the owner knows about the use and doesn’t prevent it, the

easement may become legal by prescription. Property owners have a right to access their homes. Sometimes when large parcels of land are sub-divided, landlocked properties are produced. An easement of necessity is created called an appurtenant easement. This grants the landlocked owner permission to drive over another owner’s parcel. The landlocked owner may only drive over the property and not abuse or burden the owner of the other property. Appurtenant easements stay with parcels through sales or transfers. How do you terminate an easement? Here is a hypothetical example condensed from many similar incidents: Rivera and Smith were close neighbors and great friends. Smith owned a home on Chapala Street, and Rivera lived behind him on De la Vina Street. Smith asked Rivera for permission to access the Chapala property with an easement on the De la Vina property. Rivera readily agreed and an easement was recorded, allowing Smith to reach his Chapala Street home from an alley off De la Vina. The two parcels changed owners many times over the years, and the De la Vina easement stayed. One owner of the De la Vina home wanted use of the land the easement sat on. He discovered that terminating an easement could be difficult, time-consuming, and

expensive. When the Chapala home came on the market, the De la Vina Street owner purchased the property and was able to remove the easement. That’s one way to terminate an easement. When you purchase a home, the title report will give you notice of all recorded easements on the parcel. Read your title report thoroughly and understand what you are purchasing.

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Text and photos by Gail Arnold

Honorees Michael Taylor and Colleen Barnett-Taylor

CEO Kisa Heyer and Board Chair Kenny Slaught

Dream Foundation Holds Twilight in the Garden

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n October 10, Dream Foundation held a lovely Twilight in the Garden event at a splendid Montecito estate to raise funds and recognize longtime donors. The event netted $140,000 for this Santa Barbara–based national nonprofit that fulfills dream requests of terminally ill adults. About 65 guests enjoyed mingling over cocktails and extensive hors d’oeuvres while Mel McGary provided background jazz music. During the program, CEO Kisa Heyer welcomed guests and presented the Leadership of Excellence Award to Carpinteria residents Colleen Barnett-Taylor and Michael Taylor for their incredible generosity, which has made possible 560+ dreams. This couple, along with Board Chair Kenny Slaught and his wife, Elizabeth Slaught, and J. Paul Gignac, were celebrated also as inductees into the Quarter Century Club, signifying 25 years of support for the foundation. Gignac was praised, too, for having the Dream Foundation named as the beneficiary of a class action lawsuit that yielded $286,000. S.B. Rescue Mission President Rolf Geyling expressed his deep gratitude to Dream Foundation for fulfilling the dream request of his late wife, Trish Geyling, for a family trip to New York. Andrew Firestone led an entertaining and enticing auction. Pre-COVID, about 60 percent of dream requests were travel related, most commonly family vacations to favorite spots, trips to theme parks, or trips to attend sporting events and/or meet an athlete. With the pandemic lockdown putting a pause on travel dreams, the foundation saw an uptick in requests for computers and tablets.

Last year, 348 dreams were fulfilled, down from 605 dreams in 2019 because of a significant COVID-induced drop in applications. Applications have risen this year, and dream requests for travel are now once again being fulfilled, to the delight of applicants and Dream Foundation staff. Thanks to generous in-kind corporate donors, Dream Foundation is able to keep the average cost of fulfilling a dream to $2,300. While Dream Foundation operates its main program nationally, it operates another program — Flower Empower — locally, primarily between Goleta and Carpinteria. This volunteerdriven program delivers floral bouquets made with donated flowers, cookies freshly baked and donated by longtime supporter Robin Himovitz, chocolates donated by Chocolats du CaliBressan, and handmade cards to people in hospices, nursing homes, cancer centers, and private homes. With the lockdown, institutions did not allow deliveries, so deliveries shifted to friends, colleagues, healthcare and other essential workers, and strangers. Amid the challenges of the pandemic, 5,500 bouquets still were delivered (down from 11,000+ in 2019). At the start of 2021, some institutions began allowing deliveries, and others have followed since. Also last year, as part of Westerlay Orchids’ 100,000 Orchid Challenge, Dream Foundation volunteers distributed 25,000 orchids to the Santa Barbara and Ventura County communities. For more info on Dream Foundation or if interested in volunteering for Saturday morning flower deliveries, go to dream foundation.org.

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CONSTRUCTION OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OUTPACES MULTIFAMILY pipeline. Renters began

of large investors and developers to

of single-family homes under construc-

looking for more space

get into the “Build to Rent” game

tion was higher than that of the number

and more privacy with

where they were building single-

of units of multifamily construction. That is

the ability to work from

family housing but specifically to

according to a blog post from Robert Dietz, the

home. They did not just

rent vs sell.

National Association of Home Builders Chief

need a home office but

Will these numbers hold up? It

Economist. As Dietz noted in his article, up

they were looking for

is unlikely. The number of mul-

until 2008 that was the norm. Then the finan-

home classrooms for

tifamily housing starts is up 17%

cial crisis that led to the Great Recession hit

the children too.

from 2020 so we are already see-

and homeowners moved to rentals in droves. Is

Once the initial wave

ing the multifamily market start to

this the beginning of a new trend? Not so fast

of hunkering down

come back. Additionally, not a lot

according to Dietz and others.

subsided, there was a

Brian Johnson

of metro areas can support a large

It is important to remember that the pan-

rush in the market for

amount of single-family housing

demic last year saw a slowdown in the construc-

buying homes. Prices

tion of new multifamily units, as people were

increased across the country by an average of

a good supply of starter homes for millennials

not moving from apartments to other apart-

13% since last year with some markets increasing

and the fact that multifamily units can be more

ments. They started looking to buy homes and

by as much as 30%. These price increases have

cost efficient for construction and renting will

this pushed builders to add more supply to the

pushed many markets into having a majority of

contribute to the multifamily market retaking

residents being renters. This also led a number

the lead.

construction. Finally, the lack of

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SELLER

BUYER

PRICE

DATE

ADDRESS

BUELLTON/SOLVANG

K BALLARD INN LIMITED

240 3RD AVE LLC

$4,940,000

9/23/21

2436 BASELINE AVE

CARPINTERIA

VENCES CARLOS EU

RAINER TRISTINE EA

$529,500

9/20/21

5966 VIA REAL 2

ROSEBRO STEVEN EA

COBB LARK EA

$830,000

9/21/21

1051 HOLLY AVE

GUILIANO ROBERT EA

LEAF MARK EU

$1,540,000

9/24/21

5387 EIGHTH ST 1

CUYAMA

MILAM SCOTT

CASTRO CANYON LLC

$500,000

9/24/21

262 CASTRO CANYON RD

GOLETA

WATT GREGORY EA

FLOWERS THOMAS EA

$1,000,000

9/20/21

235 SAN NAPOLI DR

BARNETT DEENA EA

OOLEY SIMON EU

$1,300,000

9/21/21

5143 SAN LAZARO WAY

LUA RODOLFO EU

SHUSTER IGAL EU

$955,000

9/21/21

5755 ALONDRA DR

RUSSELL WILLIAM EU

CHEN TSUNGYI EU

$1,385,000

9/21/21

5637 KENT PL

SCHOCH FAMILY TRUST

LA CASONA LLC

$4,145,000

9/21/21

1110 VIA DEL REY

HARDEN SIAN

SCHLOH ERNA EA

$697,000

9/23/21

7628 HOLLISTER AVE 234

STEINBERG RICHARD EA

ORLANDO DARREN EU

$1,790,000

9/24/21

6296 SHAMROCK AVE

PATTERSON PATRICK EU

COOPER TREVOR EA

$905,000

9/24/21

303 PACIFIC OAKS RD

CLARK ANDY EU

LI XIAO YANG

$1,550,000

9/24/21

42 TOURAN LN

GUADALUPE

LOPEZ MARGARET

GREENE RICHARD

$137,000

9/24/21

3437 POINT SAL RD

LOMPOC

VEGA HAROLD EU

AYALA MICHAEL EU

$555,000

9/20/21

813 NORTHPOINT PL

LOONEY DAVID EU

RODRIGUEZ INEZ

$430,000

9/21/21

413 N POPPY ST

BONENFANT WILLIAM EU

MORALES JESSICA EA

$436,500

9/21/21

1121 N POPPY ST

GREEN SANDRA

JOHNSON BRIAN EA

$480,000

9/23/21

1308 N SECOND ST

TRUJILLO EDUARDO EU

ZAKOUR RAMI

$135,000

9/23/21

118 S J ST

M&M INVESTMENTS

SHUMAN JEFFREY EA

$1,120,000

9/23/21

121 N N ST

GREGORY ED EU

RANNEY TODD

$345,000

9/24/21

529 N SECOND ST

REID MICHAEL EA

HERNANDEZ PATRICIA EA

$442,000

9/24/21

1113 N DAISY ST

WHITE JEROME EU

SANTORI BLAKE

$285,000

9/24/21

423 N F ST

DOWHOWER KEVIE EA

CARDENAS ERIKA EU

$371,000

9/24/21

923 N M PL

BASS JAMES EA

GARCIA LUZ

$241,000

9/24/21

1216 E WALNUT AVE D

LEVINE BRENT EA

PETERSON RHETT EA

$3,500,000

9/20/21

945 ALEEDA LN

BERG RONALD EA

ANN OTHER TRUST EA

$12,000,000

9/21/21

321 ENNISBROOK DR

GOETTING BRUCE

BRISH LIRON EA

$1,475,000

9/22/21

1150 TORO CANYON RD

PLATT JOHN EA

BERG RONALD EA

$3,450,000

9/22/21

415 MEADOWBROOK DR

HOLDER JOANNE EA

BERG RONALD EA

$5,375,000

9/22/21

2010 BIRNAM WOOD DR

GLOVER EUGENE EA

ATWATER H BREWSTER EA

$7,800,500

9/23/21

2069 CHINA FLAT RD

GRACE NOELL EA

MILLER ANTHONY EA

$1,900,000

9/23/21

420 NICHOLAS LN

RICHARDS KIM EA

PRESSLY ERIC EA

$9,900,000

9/24/21

665 SAN YSIDRO RD

544 SANTA ROSA LANE LLC

HUB VENTURES LLC

$3,750,000

9/24/21

215 MIDDLE RD

LOS OLIVOS

BUSCAGLIA WENDY EA

MULLANEY THOMAS EA

$3,605,000

9/24/21

3245 CALLE BONITA

SANTA BARBARA

OCEAN TEN LLC

OCEAN DOG LLC

$6,900,000

9/20/21

55 OCEAN VIEW AVE

FRITZ RANDOLPH EU

HUGHES ERIC EU

$1,200,000

9/20/21

728 WESTERN AVE

JUNOD DAVID EA

BECKER AVI

$570,000

9/21/21

129 E MICHELTORENA ST 6

HUGHES KIM EA

I KOCH INVESTMENTS LL

$1,050,000

9/21/21

116 N NOPAL ST 6

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SALES AREA

SELLER

BUYER

PRICE

DATE

ADDRESS

SANTA BARBARA

SCOLES CHARLENE EA

STADMILLER DEREK EA

$1,470,000

9/21/21

1414 SANTA ROSA AVE

HHB COTA LLC

ELIASSEN TEHA EA

$2,725,000

9/21/21

322 E COTA ST

MCPHILLIPS ROBERT EA

CHILD DONALD EA

$1,300,000

9/22/21

286 N LA CUMBRE RD

TSUZUKI HIROYASU EA

ARIAS DANIEL

$1,850,000

9/22/21

482 SCENIC DR

VIJELAS LLC

COLLINS KELLI EU

$1,830,000

9/23/21

1745 LA CORONILLA DR

1330 CACIQUE INVESTMENTS

1330 CACIQUE PROPERTIES

$2,650,000

9/23/21

1330 CACIQUE ST

ABATIE KARLA EA

BARRATT JOHN EU

$3,800,000

9/24/21

903 ARBOLADO RD

BALIN HILDEGARD EA

HAMAKER HUNTER

$900,000

9/24/21

315 E MICHELTORENA ST

IMMEL TIMOTHY EU

POMERANTZ JEFFREY EA

$3,200,000

9/24/21

120 LOMA MEDIA RD

LAMB ERIN

BARNES RYAN EA

$1,075,000

9/24/21

1304 W VALERIO ST

BRAZIER PAMELA EA

SALINAS ANDREW EU

$620,000

9/21/21

1375 VIA ALTA

MORALES MARCO EA

COLBERT JAMES EU

$520,000

9/23/21

728 W HAWTHORN ST

STONES LISA EA

HOUSER ELLEN EU

$554,000

9/24/21

211 E CAMINO COLEGIO

DIMODICA PAUL EU

MENDOZA ANNA

$605,000

9/24/21

2230 N RIVERTON DR

BARBER MARILYN EA

CHAGOLLA GUADALUPE

$544,000

9/24/21

728 E BUNNY AVE

LA BRISA EQUITIES

HURTADO FELIPE EU

$607,500

9/24/21

1917 S LAS POSAS AVE

KENT JORDAN

RUST JESSICA

$630,000

9/24/21

1422 W AVOLA AVE

KNOX MONICA EU

SALCEDO AYLIN EA

$435,000

9/24/21

2213 N GARDEN DR

LOWTHER JACQUELINE EA

POLAR EXPRESS LLC

$12,000,000

9/22/21

3543 PADARO LN

TRACY REID EA

HHB COTA LLC

$3,250,000

9/23/21

130 VALENCIA RD

MERCURY TIC LLC

FERRIERA COURTNEY EU

$836,000

9/20/21

3677 PINE ST

CHARIN THOMAS EU

HENDLIN MARTIN

$540,000

9/20/21

520 SUNBEAM RD

JIMENEZ KATIE EA

CULWELL CLARENCE EA

$851,000

9/20/21

560 ST ANDREWS WAY

PEARSON GARY EU

SOHAEI FRANK EA

$1,250,000

9/20/21

349 FREYA DR

SWEET JASON EU

FULLER LAUREN

$1,270,000

9/20/21

1860 LAUREL AVE

SARRI MARK EU

CARDENAS JUAN EA

$490,000

9/21/21

2314 N JOHNSON DR

ROGERS SHERI

RIOS PETER EU

$514,000

9/21/21

2211 S LILY LN

MYERS ERIN

VELASQUEZ LUIS

$285,000

9/21/21

1920 S MCCLELLAND ST 34A

KRAMER WARREN EA

KOPCHO RICHARD EA

$2,549,000

9/21/21

99 HOLLISTER RANCH

MUNGUIA EDUARDO A

ABUAN TIRSO EA

$543,000

9/22/21

706 E BRANDY CT

STADHEIM TRENT EU

BUZZARD TERRY EU

$835,000

9/22/21

441 LA LATA PL

FLORES MARCELINO EA

MAGNI RICCARDO

$685,000

9/23/21

1708 E MAMMOTH DR

HORTON KEILLE EA

NICHOLS PABLO EU

$3,795,000

9/23/21

4586 VIA MARIA

5375 CAMPBELL ROAD LLC

CANNON LYNONA EU

$1,260,000

9/23/21

5375 CAMPBELL RD

WIIAMS BARRY EA

MCDANIEL RYAN

$1,145,000

9/24/21

5621 W CAMINO CIELO

BUCHANAN JOYCE EA

MAYER JEANNE EA

$695,000

9/24/21

1255 CRAIG DR

ECHAVARRIA FRANK

TRAN HUONG

$540,000

9/24/21

1839 N VERONICA LN

HOLMES ALFREDAI EA

FRANCO LADYS

$295,000

9/24/21

235 BURTON MESA BLVD

HUNTER CHARLES

KOSLOSKY KATHERINE EA

$515,000

9/24/21

4171 OAKWOOD RD

SIMMONS WILLIAM EA

CHAVEZ MICHAEL EU

$537,000

9/24/21

513 CROSBY DR

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SALES AREA

SELLER

BUYER

PRICE

DATE

ADDRESS

BUELLTON/SOLVANG

BRUNDIDGE NEIL EA

GREGSTON RICHARD EU

$720,000

9/17/21

1674 JUNIPER AVE

CARPINTERIA

HUGO ROGER EA

KIELTY MICHELE EA

$1,750,000

9/17/21

7337 SHEPARD MESA RD

FROLEY GEORGE EA

CARROLL JUDITH EA

$6,300,000

9/17/21

8 RINCON POINT LN

THOMPSON WILLARD EA

MARIUS MARK EU

$645,000

9/16/21

6015 JACARANDA WAY A

MERRICK BRITT EU

LOGAN GEORGE EU

$1,390,000

9/14/21

1324 VALLECITO RD

FRY COLBY

ESCALERA PATRICIA EA

$730,000

9/14/21

4880 SANDYLAND RD 27

JAN JEETENDRA EU

BOLLINGR ALEXANDER

$695,000

9/17/21

5446 EIGHTH ST 14

PRESIDIO EQUITY COMPANY

GELINAS CHARLES

$1,250,000

9/14/21

535 SAN MARINO DR

BAYER DEBBIE EA

MANNING JON EA

$2,000,000

9/13/21

402 VENADO DR

HAO KATHY EA

MEERS JULIE

$750,000

9/14/21

4991 PONDEROSA WAY

PARR NICOLA EA

CAVES ELEANOR EU

$823,000

9/17/21

67 N SAN MARCOS RD B

BASKOUS CHRISTIAN

AARON GRANT EU

$1,500,500

9/17/21

1229 CAMINO MELENO

LEINNGER TRACY EA

NEWSOME JOSEPH EU

$464,000

9/14/21

29 DEARBORN PL 10

RONSECA DEBORAH EA

QUIROZ DAVID EU

$525,000

9/17/21

39 DEARBORN PL 98

RAMIREZ EDUARDO

REEVES ANDREW EA

$1,015,000

9/16/21

7204 EVANSTON PL

FASSETT LOWELL GLENN IV

VILLACORTA SARAI EU

$1,401,000

9/17/21

453 COOL BROOK LN

CROCKER LUCILLE EA

RIEL MAYRA EU

$1,154,000

9/17/21

11 CALAVERAS AVE

SHAW CYNTHIA EA

CHURCHILL ALEX EU

$965,000

9/17/21

331 CARLO DR

MAKI SAFIEH

KAHN MUKHTAR

$675,000

9/14/21

6296 MARLBOROUGH DR

ETHIER MICHAEL

PONCE OBED EU

$470,000

9/14/21

425 S F ST

BRAVO DANIEL EU

ANGEL ROCIO EU

$500,500

9/16/21

112 PRINCETON PL

TESORO SIERRA PROPERTIES

JACKSONS FOOD STORES

$2,393,000

9/16/21

1000 N H ST

WEBB JANICE EA

EMERY LOUIS EU

$284,000

9/15/21

120 N K ST

YALAMANCHILI RAO

RAMIREZ JUAN EU

$240,000

9/15/21

212 VILLAGE CIRCLE DR

DANCHUK RICHARD EA

HIRSCH STACIE EA

$2,380,000

9/15/21

2948 TORITO RD

BIEGERT BRET EU

FINEFROCK BRAD EA

$3,568,500

9/14/21

150 SANTA ELENA LN

SPRAGUE BENJAMIN EA

HANCOCK JEFFREY EA

$7,675,000

9/15/21

15 MIRAMAR AVE

HAMMOND TROY EA

VAN SCOTT DAVID EU

$5,215,500

9/15/21

250 BONNIE LN

TELFER BONNIE EA

1220CV LLC

$1,800,000

9/17/21

1220 COAST VILLAGE 308

MENDELL GARY EA

CONSTELLATION VENTURES LLC

$3,597,500

9/17/21

813 ASHLEY RD

LEFT COAST CAPITAL

CARMEL BEACH 2021 LLC

$3,625,000

9/16/21

1385 OAK CREEK CANYON

O'CONNOR NANCY

BROWN RYAN

$3,450,000

9/17/21

820 SUMMIT RD

LOS OLIVOS

HAUENSTEIN KATHLEEN EA

HEBENSTREIT LAWRENCE EU

$1,400,000

9/14/21

4145 WOODSTOCK RD

SANTA BARBARA

GOMEZ GENISE EA

LAVA BEAR PROPERTIES

$1,710,000

9/14/21

1 S QUARANTINA ST

BETTERS STAN EA

DAVIDSON KEVIN EA

$2,700,000

9/17/21

404 LAS ROBLES LN

CAREY MARK EA

ORTIZ JAVIER

$1,810,000

9/15/21

2620 LAS ENCINAS RD

BROWN ELISSA EA

MORRISON WILLIAM EU

$2,300,000

9/15/21

2141 RIDGE LN

BRITTAIN CYNTHIA EA

CONSOS PETER

$475,000

9/16/21

436 W VALERIO ST

BRITTAIN CYNTHIA EA

CONSOS PETER

$475,000

9/16/21

438 W VALERIO ST

FRICK INGA EA

SABHARWAL RAJV EU

$2,301,000

9/17/21

402 ANACAPA ST

LOMPOC

MONTECITO

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This data is provided to The Santa Barbara Independent by an outside third-party source and represents a partial list of recorded residential sales in Santa Barbara County on the dates listed. While this information is public record The Santa Barbara Independent cannot guarantee the accuracy nor the completeness of this list.


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