Dinner Wednesday evening, March 27, 7:00 p.m.

Beachside Bar and Cafe, 5905 Sandspit Rd. (805-964-7881)

(down the hill from KITP overlooking Goleta Beach, on walking distance;

we'll meet at the main entrance to Kohn Hall at 6:45 p.m. and walk together

to the restaurant)


As final farewell to the KITP, tonight we are joining our colleagues in the Cold Molecules program for a joint dinner at the Goleta Beachside Bar and Cafe. The reservation is outside -- bring a jacket, though they have heaters and a fireplace.


Please sign up before 1.30 pm on Wednesday, March 27.

To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save),

indicating the number of additional people coming with you


Ivan Deutsch
Matthew Grace
Tommaso Calarco with 2 kids


Dinner Wednesday evening, March 20, 6.30 p.m.
Beachside Bar and Cafe, 5905 Sandspit Rd. (805-964-7881)
(down the hill from KITP overlooking Goleta Beach, on walking distance;
we'll meet at the main entrance to Kohn Hall at 6:00 p.m. and walk together
to the restaurant)

Please sign up before 1.30 pm on Wednesday, March 20.
To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save),
indicating the number of additional people coming with you

Birgitta Whaley
Tommaso Calarco (with two kids)
Alejandro Saenz (with wife and two kids)
Daniel Reich
Svetlana & Vladimir Malinovskie





Visit to Santa Cruz Island, Sunday, March 24th


Santa Cruz Island is located about 20 miles from the mainland coast. We will travel by boat, departing from Ventura Harbor, which is ~45 minutes from the KITP.

http://www.nps.gov/chis/index.htm

Park concessionaire boat service: http://www.islandpackers.com/index.html

Advance reservations and payment are required!

Availability is limited! Buy your ticket ASAP! Adult round-trip boat fare is $59.

From the Island Packers website, select Santa Cruz Island, and buy tickets for either "Prisoners" (9 AM) OR "Scorpion" (9 or 9:30 AM) destinations, your choice. All trips return to Ventura at 4 PM.

Calling Island Packers directly may result in more ticket availability: 805-642-1393!

Driving directions: http://goo.gl/maps/sFPsl
Meet: 7:15 AM, KITP lobby
Please sign up below and specify if you have or need transportation to the harbor in Ventura.

Cheers,
Matthew (office 2114; cell phone 510-827-2939)

Participants
Matthew - with car (room for 3); I purchased the 9 AM to 4 PM Venture-Scorpion round-trip
Lin Tian is interested - with car (room for 3)
Lin Tian - sorry - may have to cancel, caught a cold in the APS meeting :(
Barry Sanders would like to participate and needs transportation


Hike to Gaviota Peak and Hot Springs, Sunday, March 17th


As an alternative to Lotusland, I have selected the following hike for this Sunday:
http://www.hikespeak.com/trails/gaviota-peak-trespass-trail/

http://www.hikespeak.com/trails/gaviota-hot-springs-hike/

Provided the water temperature is nice, I plan on going in!

Driving directions: http://goo.gl/maps/2LqPp

Meet: 10:00 AM, KITP lobby

Please sign up below and specify if you have or need transportation.

Cheers,
Matthew (office 2114; cell phone 510-827-2939)

Participants
Matthew - with car (room for 3)
Alex Pechen - need ride
Ian Walmsley - with car (room for 3+)




Visit to Lotusland, Saturday, March 16th - Canceled due to lack of interest!


Lotusland is a public garden operating in a private, residential neighborhood. It is ~20 minutes from the KITP. Regular tours are offered at 10 AM and 1:30 PM on Saturday.

http://www.lotusland.org/
Advance reservations and payment are required!
Adult admission is $35.
Please sign up below and specify if you have or need transportation.

Cheers,
Matthew (office 2114; cell phone 510-827-2939)


Hike to Montecito Peak via Cold Spring Trail, Sunday, March 10th


After a little more deliberation, I have selected the following hike for this Sunday:
http://www.hikespeak.com/trails/montecito-peak-hike-cold-springs-trail-santa-barbara/

http://ww.santabarbarahikes.com/hikes/frontcountry/coldsprings.shtml

Driving directions: http://goo.gl/IMvin

Meet: 10:30 AM, KITP lobby

Please sign up below and specify if you have or need transportation.
Note that daylight-saving time begins on Sunday; we "spring ahead" one hour.

Cheers,
Matthew (office 2114; cell phone 510-827-2939)

Participants
Matthew - with car (room for 3)
Birgitta guest - with 1 car (room for 3)
Alex Pechen (need ride)



Hike, Sunday, March 3rd

I am organizing a hike to do this trail this weekend:

http://www.hikespeak.com/trails/gaviota-peak-trespass-trail/

It is approximately a 30 minute drive from KITP:

http://goo.gl/maps/SBmU




We will meet at the trailhead at 1pm on Sunday; bring water and suitable shoes. So far, I have Barry Sanders, Ahsan Nazir andSophie Schirmer confirmed (Sophie is the only driver so far). Contact me for more info and to coordinate getting a ride/driving.
-- Stephan Hoyer
I'm guessing this is for the 3rd right?. I've got a car also if someone needs a ride. Are we meeting at KITP first? Gavin


Hike in the foothills
Anyone interested is welcome to join for a hike on the San Ysidro Trail

For info see;
http://santabarbarahikes.com/hikes/frontcountry/sanysidro.shtml

There is supposed to be a nice waterfall at 2 miles (4 mile round trip). Those seeking a real workout can go all the way to the peak (9 miles round trip).

Meet: Sunday, Feb 10, 10:30 AM at KITP lobby
Bring: Hiking boots, a lunch, and plenty of water

I can bring three others in my car. Please sign up below and specify if you need a ride or have a car.

Participants
Ivan -- with car (place for three more)
Susanne - I need a ride (if we molecule types may join)
Lorenzo - need a ride (or can come by bike if I know it in advance)
Göran Wendin - need a ride (will come to KITP with a bike)
Tommaso Calarco -- with car and place for one/two more
Gavin Brennen - with car and place for two more




Outings

The website for Channel Island trips is http://www.islandpackers.com/


Many thanks to Luiz Davidovich for volunteering to organize our Wednesday dinner! Stay tuned for more information in the coming days.


Group Dinners

Former dinners below:

Dinner Tuesday evening, March 5th, 6:30 p.m.

Please note that this week the dinner will be on Tuesday, in view of the public lecture by Joe Polchinsky on March 6th.

Restaurant for this week:

Opal Restaurant & Bar (Zagat rating 26)
1325 State St. (near corner of Arlington Ave.)
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
www.opalrestaurantandbar.com
Phone: 805-966-9676
Please sign up before Tuesday, 3:00 p.m., so that we can organize the rides and also know in advance how many places we need in the restaurant
To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save), indicating
– the number of additional people coming with you
– if you have a car and how many extra seats you can offer
– if you need a ride

For those who need a ride and those who can give a ride: Let us meet at the front door of KITP at 6:00 PM.

Luiz Davidovich (will drive, can give a lift to up to 4 people)
Peter Zoller (will drive, can take 3 people)
Michael Goerz (need ride)
Stephan Hoyer (need ride)
Lin Tian (drive, can take 3 - 4 people)
Felipe Herrera (can walk...but prefer a ride)
Ahsan Nazir (need ride there, can walk to hotel afterwards)
Birgitta Whaley (will drive, can take 3 additional people)
Douglas Abraham (need ride)
Josh Combes + Robyn Kath (will drive, +2)
Ronnie Kosloff, Christiane Koch (will drive, +2)
Gavin Brennen (will drive, can take 3 people)
Felix Motzoi (need a ride)
Barry Sanders (need a ride)


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Dinner Tuesday evening, February 19, 6:30 p.m.
Please note that this week the dinner will be on Tuesday, since the chosen restaurant does not open on Wednesdays
Restaurant for this week:
La Super-Rica Taqueria
(Zagat rating 26, recommended by Julia Child...)
622 N Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-4940

Please sign up before Tuesday, 3:00 p.m., so that we can organize the rides and also know in advance how many places we need in the restaurant
To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save), indicating
– the number of additional people coming with you
– if you have a car and how many extra seats you can offer
– if you need a ride

For those who need a ride and those who can give a ride: Let us meet at the front door of KITP at 6:00 PM.

Luiz Davidovich (Will not start from KITP, but can give a ride back to KITP for up to three people)
Lorenzo (need a ride)
Hans + 2
Carl Caves (Should it look like there are people who need rides, I will be at the back door of the KITP with my car at 6 pm)
Ivan Deutsch -- Have room for three more in my car.
Kevin Young (+2 from Molecules group) - I have a car and will drive.
Aephraim Steinberg - If necessary, I have a car at the Faculty Club (about a 20-min walk across campus) with space for 3; otherwise, would gladly hitch a ride with someone whose car is nearer KITP.
Atac (my family will join - will be 4 in total)
Tommaso Calarco (will come with my two kids directly to the restaurant)
Steffen Glaser (will come directly to the restaurant)
Birgitta Whaley (have room for 3 in my car)
Michael Goerz (need a ride)

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Dinner Wednesday evening, February 13, 6:00 p.m.
Please note the earlier time, required by the restaurant for a large-group reservation
Restaurant for this week:
Olio Pizzeria
http://www.oliopizzeria.com
11 W Victoria St
Ste 21
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 899-2699

Please sign up before Wednesday, 3:00 p.m., so that we can organize the rides and also know in advance how many places we need in the restaurant
To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save), indicating
– the number of additional people coming with you
– if you have a car and how many extra seats you can offer
– if you need a ride

For those who need a ride and those who can give a ride: Let us meet at the front door of KITP at 5:30 PM.

Luiz Davidovich (will drive, can give a lift to 3)
Susanne Yelin (will come by bike)
Carl Caves (1 person, can bike home and get my car, which can carry up to 4 people in addition to myself)
Tommaso Calarco (will come with 3 people directly to the restaurant)
Tom Stace (by bike)
Jason Twamley (will take bus)
Göran Wendin (1 person; will need a ride)
Hendra Nurdin (1 person; will need help with a ride from KITP and back).
Howard Wiseman (would appreciate a lift there and back to hotel near SB airport).
Alireza Shabani (will come with my wife, can give one-way ride to two people).
Alexey Gorshkov (will come with my wife directly to the restaurant)
Lorenza Viola & Roberto Onofrio (a ride would be great -- we need to go back to the Ramada in SB afterword)
Atac Imamoglu (will come with my 2 kids)
Josh Combes + Robyn Kath + Hendra Nurdin (I have places for 2 more people )
Hans Briegel (4 persons, will come directly to the restaurant)
Lorenzo Maccone
Gavin Brennen (+1, going by car)
Atac - will bring two


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Dinner Wednesday evening, February 6, 6:30 p.m.
Restaurant for this week (Fish restaurant on the harbor; Zagat rating 23; they also have vegetarian food):
Brophy Bros. Restaurant & Clam Bar
119 Harbor Way (Shoreline Dr.)
Santa Barbara, CA
805-966-4418
Menu
This restaurant does not make reservations, but it seems to have plenty of space...

Please sign up before Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.
To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save), indicating
– the number of additional people coming with you
– if you have a car and how many extra seats you can offer
– if you need a ride

For those who need a ride and those who can give a ride: Let us meet at the front door of KITP at 6:00 PM.

Luiz Davidovich (will drive, can give a lift to 4)
Tommaso Calarco (will come directly to the restaurant with 3 family members)
Carl Caves (can drive, can give a ride to up to four people)
Göran Wendin (will need a ride)
Tom Stace
Lorenzo Maccone (need a ride)
Markus Tiersch (come directly to restaurant, can give ride back to 3)
Gavin Brennen (+1 ---will come by bus with)
Hendra Nurdin (will need a ride from and back to KITP)

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Dinner Wednesday evening, January 30, 6:30 p.m.
Restaurant for this week (good Zagat rating!):

==Los Agaves Restaurant600 N Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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(805) 564-2626

Please sign up before Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.
To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save), indicating
– the number of additional people coming with you
– if you have a car and how many extra seats you can offer
– if you need a ride

Luiz Davidovich (will drive, can give a lift to 3)
Carl Caves (1 person, no car presently, need a ride)
Göran Wendin (1 person, no car, need a ride)
Lorenzo Maccone (need a ride: too far to bike!)
Tommaso Calarco (will come with three more people directly to the restaurant)
Ivan Deutsch (1 person, have car, can take Carl Caves -- we live in the same complex -- that leaves room for two more)
Alireza Shabani (will come with my wife, can give one-way ride from KITP to 3 people)
Markus Tiersch (1 person, no car, need a ride).
Josh Combes + Robyn Kath (2 people, room for three more)
Hans Briegel (will come with my two sons directly to the restaurant; can give a one-way ride fback from the restaurant to 1-2 people)


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Dinner Wednesday evening, January 23, 6:30 p.m.
This week we'll try a Mexican restaurant:
Palapa, 4123 State Street (805-683-3074)

If we cannot all go by car (either driving or getting a ride), some of us will
go by bus (line 11, from the bus stand outside Elings Hall, takes us there in
about 20-30 min; Palapa is on the same side as the bus stop, on walking distance).
Please stay in tune for more information Wednesday afternoon.

Please sign up before Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.
To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save), indicating
– the number of additional people coming with you
– if you have a car and how many extra seats you can offer
– if you need a ride

Daniel Burgarth (will need a ride)
Göran Johansson (need a ride or will take the bus)
Mohan Sarovar (will drive, can give a lift to 3 other people)
Gerard Milburn (will drive, can give a lift to 3 ... but keep in mind my instinct to drive on the wrong side of the road!)
Tommaso Calarco (will come with 2 kids directly to the restaurant)
Matt James (a ride would be appreciated)
Paola Cappellaro (will bike)
Jake Taylor (will come directly to the restaurant)
Markus Tiersch (will drive from KITP, can give a lift to 1 + 2x0.5 people)
John Gough (will go by bike)
Giulia Gualdi (will bike)
Felix Motzoi (bike)
Hans Briegel (will come with my 2 sons directly to the restaurant)
Hendra Nurdin (a ride from and to the KITP would be much appreciated).
Sophie Schirmer (will probably come, will drive and may be able to offer someone a ride)





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Dinner Wednesday evening, January 16, 7 p.m.
Enterprise Fish Company, 225 State Street (805-962-3313)
Hopefully we can all go by car (either driving or getting a ride!), else some of us
will go by bus. Please stay in tune for more information Wednesday afternoon.

Please sign up before Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.
To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save), indicating
– the number of additional people coming with you
– if you have a car and how many extra seats you can offer
– if you need a ride

Henrik Johannesson (need a ride
Giulia Gualdi (going by bike)
Tommaso Calarco (with two children, will come directly to the restaurant)
Ivan Deutsch (have car -- can take 3 more)
Göran Johansson (need a ride)
Felix Motzoi (will bike there)
Jake Taylor (coming directly to the restaurant)
Matt James (need a ride)






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Dinner Wednesday evening, January 9, 7 p.m.
Beachside Bar and Cafe, 5905 Sandspit Rd. (805-964-7881)
(down the hill from KITP overlooking Goleta Beach, on walking distance;
we'll meet at the main entrance to Kohn Hall at 6:45 p.m. and walk together
to the restaurant)

Please sign up before Jan 9, 4 p.m.
To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save),
indicating the number of additional people coming with you

Henrik Johannesson
Ivan Deutsch
Daniel Burgarth
Göran Johansson
Tommaso Calarco (I'll come with my wife and two children, directly to the restaurant)
Paola Cappellaro
Jake Taylor
Matt James
Birgitta Whaley
Hendra Nurdin
Josh Combes
Felix Motzoi
Giulia Gualdi
Jun Zhang
John Gough
Hans Briegel (I'll come with my two family members)

Pictures from the conference dinner


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Area Restaurants

Arnoldi's Cafe - Little Italian restaurant in historic stone building from 1930's with seating and bocce ball out back.
Beachside Bar & Cafe, down the hill from KITP overlooking Goleta beach.
The Boathouse - Seafood place right on Hendry's beach.
Brewhouse - Pretty much what you expect - beer and hearty food. For large groups, they require a pre-selected menu with only 4 entree choices.
Carlitos - Nice Mexican restaurant on State Street.
Edomasa - Sushi.
Olio Pizzeria - Highest rated pizza place in town, but kind of pricey (up to $20 for individual pie).
Opal - California/Fusion.
Trattoria Vittoria - Italian. Will only take large groups either early (before 5:30) or late (after 8:00).
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Beach Barbecue

Goleta Beach, a short walk from KITP, has barbecue pits that you can use. Reservations are usually not required unless you have a very large group and need a certain area. Please note: beach bonfires are not permitted anywhere in Santa Barbara County. (They are only permitted in certain places anywhere in California.)

SB International film festival Jan 24 - 3 Feb


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Hiking around Santa Barbara

Hiking info from atomixrays10.

Sedgwick Reserve


Sedgwick Reserve, a part of the UC Natural Reserve System, offers public hikes mornings on the second Saturday of each month from fall to late spring, weather permitting. Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, you may choose your degree of difficulty (easy, moderate, or strenuous.) You must register in advance online. This Reserve is unique also as it is the site of the Byrne Observatory, housing a 0.8m telescope, one of those in the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network.

The next hikes in the series will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 8:30am. Three hikes with varying themes such as geology, landforms, Sedgwick panoramas, plants and animals or birds will be conducted, with hiking levels of Easy, Moderate, or Strenuous. These interpretive hikes are approximately two to three hours each and are followed by the opportunity to picnic with your own lunch at the Reserve. In addition to the hikes, other activities such as a tour of the newly-renovated old barn, the new observatory, the pond, and the new Tipton House, as well as a set up for painters at the pond, and the use of a bocce ball court are all planned for those who don't want to hike and would like to just enjoy the Reserve attractions while the hikes are being conducted. Sedgwick operates on a very limited University budget; therefore a donation of $10 per hiker or $15 per couple or family is suggested for the hikes. Donations can be made on the day of the hike,and reservationsare required. Also, be advised that if there is inclement weather, the hikes will be cancelled and a message will be placed on the Sedgwick answering machine.

For further information and reservations, contact sedgwick@lifesci.ucsb.edu. or 805-686-1941, Extension 3. Please be prepared to indicate which level of hike you prefer.

Local Events

1st Thursday

Visit more than 30 art venues, talk with artists, view exhibits, listen to live music, and create art yourself.
Downtown S.B. will once again open its doors to the public with 1st Thursday, a celebration of arts and culture. You are sure to find an evening full of entertainment as you visit over 30 art venues to talk with artists, watch demonstrations, view exhibits, listen to live music, and create a little art yourself.

Jazz & Folk Music

SB has but one place that features jazz and folk: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club .They have decent food if you want to eat before/during a performance.

The Met: Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts HD simulcasts of operas to movie theaters all over the world. The live performances are Saturday matinees in New York, so they start here at 9:55am and are shown locally at the historic Arlington Theater in downtown SB and, in a smaller venue at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West in Montecito. It will be rebroadcast again at Hahn Hall at 6:00pm on Saturday and at 2:00pm on Sunday.

Sport Activities

SAMPLE:
Anyone interested in swimming/running (maybe biking if nice bikes available for renting) or playing some sports like table tennis or soccer at the Rec.Cen. of UCSB !? Drop a line here or pop up at my office


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