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Cutting the Red Tape: Alejandra Gutierrez Brings a Village of Resources to the Neighborhood (Kelsey Brugger)

ON THE COVER: Alejandra Gutierrez is flanked by current and former students whom she has offered guidance, academic and personal, to for years. Photo by Paul Wellman.

Lights, Camera, Action! 

The untold story is what drives the baba2films duo: "stories, usually character-driven, that aim for the heart," said Stan Roden, a former Santa Barbara County district attorney. He got hooked on storytelling when he entered the film fest's Green Shorts contest with a two-minute video on the ecological benefits of composting. Film lovers know Phyllis de Picciotto well — she founded the aforementioned S.B. International Film Festival. Together they teach Social Justice Documentary Filmmaking at Antioch College, and like a number of their film shorts, this week's about the Franklin Service Center's Alejandra Gutierrez can be found here.

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

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Taking it to the Courts

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Cutting the Red Tape

Alejandra Gutierrez Brings a Village of Resources to the Neighborhood

Franklin School opens a new service center designed to help everyone in the neighborhood. Read story.

Ganging Up on Gun Violence

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For Ghost Tiger, It’s All in the Family

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Danger Dog Eats Cannabis Cookies

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Dog Run Amok

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Cheap Gas, but Pricey Futures

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Can OPEC shake out Santa Barbara oil operators? Read story.

Barbareño Does Santa Barbara by the Book

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White Arrows Get Free

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