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Sarah, Mark, and Mike Oberman operate Channel Islands Aviation as a family business. Their small airline regularly ferries inquisitive visitors “bush-style” to the botanical wonder- land of Santa Rosa Island
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5 – 12 July 2012
Vol 18 Issue 27
Time To Smile!
Stand-up Paddle-boarder and Extreme
Makeover team member, Dr. Mark T. Weiser
is Santa Barbara’s Sleep Dentist, p. 29
Music Academy 2012
Stradivarius violinist Anne Akiko Meyers to
help judge West Concerto Competition Finals
on Saturday at Hahn Hall, p. 24
We Get Letters
The Lopusons find vintage Bud’s Blue Onion
menu featuring bacon and eggs with toast
and fries for 65 cents, p. 8

THIS WEEK IN MONTECITO, P. 10 • MONTECITO EATERIES, P. 32 • CALENDAR OF EVENTS, P. 34
The Voice of the Village
S SINCE 1995 S
Ryan Seacrest lenses
Santa Barbara Ballroom
Dancing Reality Show; Cam
Sanchez’s daughter Victoria
joins KEYT team, p. 6
Mineards’
Miscellany

A SANTA ROSA SOJOURN
Sarah, Mark, and Mike Oberman operate Channel Islands Aviation as a family business.
Their small airline regularly ferries inquisitive visitors “bush-style” to the botanical wonder-
land of Santa Rosa Island (story begins on p.5)
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 2 • The Voice of the Village •
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5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 3
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Originally built in 1914 and completed in 1918 by famed architect Guy Lowell, the restoration of this grand
Montecito Mediterranean estate by the present owners was completed in 2006. The 13,950 square foot main
residence offers 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, spacious public rooms, and luxurious amenities including a library,
theatre, wine cellar, loggia, entertainment terraces, half moon infinity pool, tennis court, two guest houses,
and formal gardens on 6.2 ocean and mountain view acres. Offered at $19,500,000.
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 4 • The Voice of the Village •
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5 Coming & Going
Family business Channel Islands Aviation takes passengers on a 25-minute fight aboard a two-
engine Britten-Norman Islander to Santa Rosa Island
6 Montecito Miscellany
Ryan Seacrest shoots new reality show in town; Patty DeDominic and Gene Sinser lead
Chromatic Gate appeal; network news updates; brandy bash in Bel Air; SB Wine Festival;
Ensemble Teatre ceremony; MAW’s Tuesdays @ 8; Chad Arneson awarded Coach of the Year;
Just Folk bash; Prince William and Kate celebrate anniversary; Henry Schimberg and Nora
Ephron pass away
8 Letters to the Editor
J’Amy Brown congratulates Montecito; Laura Garofono remembers the best patty melts;
Rooster Bradford’s thoroughly thoughtful sentence; Diane and Kadell Lopuson dig up an old
Blue Onion menu from the days of yore; Bob Burton provides an image of old Montecito
10 This Week in Montecito
MAW open house; Glamour House sale; concert at Here’s the Scoop; POISE Forum; Bud
Bottoms signs book; SBMM Kardboard Kayak Race; MA meets; MAW Concert Series; Dia de
Las Comidas; Allan Langdale, Ph.D speaks; MTF hike; LotusFest; ongoing events
Tide Guide
Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach
12 Village Beat
NextG telecommunications facilities reviewed by MBAR; two female hikers rescued in Seven
Falls area of Mission Canyon of Tunnel Trail; Corrections & Omissions
14 Seen Around Town
Association for Women in Communication Women of Achievement Awards; Saks celebrates
opening of men’s department; annual Elings Park Chairman’s Council event
19 Book Talk
Paul Teroux’s latest novel, Te Lower River, attempts to discover if a past happiness can be
re-experienced
22 The Way It Was
Te rich and eventful life of Fanny Stevenson
24 Music Academy of the West 2012
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers returns to Hahn Hall; this week’s Summer Festival events
27 Our Living Heritage
Te group of buildings behind the Pharmacy in the upper village closes in on completion
28 Ernie’s World
Te many faces of Ernie’s back patio
29 In Business
When Dr. Mark T. Weiser isn’t on his stand-up paddleboard, he’s perfecting patients’ smiles
and traveling to Cuba to lecture and advance research
32 Guide to Montecito Eateries
Te most complete, up-to-date, comprehensive listing of all individually owned Montecito
restaurants, cofee houses, bakeries, gelaterias, and hangouts; others in Santa Barbara,
Summerland, and Carpinteria too
33 On Entertainment
PCPA Teaterfest’s Te Rivals; Elements Teatre Collective presents Gruesome Playground
Injuries at various venues around town
Movie Showtimes
Latest flms, times, theaters, and addresses: they’re all here, as they are every week
34 Calendar of Events
Concerts in the Park continue; Eyemusement Trunk Show at SBMA; MAW’s harp master class; sci-
f flm screening; Flying “A” celebrates 100 years; Lionel Young Band brings blues to Butler Event
Center; Tangerine Dream returns; Johnny Cash tribute at SOhO; Screenwriters Association event
36 Real Estate
Mark Hunt’s best picks for houses on the market located in west Montecito
Legal Advertisements
38 Local Business Directory
Smart business owners place business cards here so readers know where to look when they need
what those businesses ofer
39 Classifed Advertising
Our very own “Craigslist” of classifed ads, in which sellers ofer everything from summer
rentals to estate sales
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
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Coming & Going
by James Buckley
A Santa Rosa Visit
Y
es, you do want to visit the
Channel Islands by plane.
And, you can certainly visit
Santa Rosa Island via Channel Islands
Aviation’s (CIA) scenic fights; and
you should.
But, before we get to the exhilarat-
ing 25-minute flight to the island,
let’s stop for lunch at the Waypoint
Café, located at Camarillo Airport
adjacent to the CIA runway. Why,
you may ask, are you stopping in at
the Waypoint Café? Because, say I,
eating lunch here is a very satisfying
experience.
A wall of windows looks out onto
the landing strip just outside, where
the outdoor patio holds about 75 din-
ers; there’s room for another 125 or so
inside. The food is excellent.
The background music was mostly
Country-Western played just loud
enough to hear but low enough not
to infringe upon conversation. Fast,
friendly and fun, I would make a
point of coming here for lunch when-
ever you find yourself in the neigh-
borhood.
On To The Flight
Channel Islands Aviation is a fam-
ily-run operation. Mark Oberman is
the chief pilot, his son Mike was
my pilot, and Mark’s daughter Sarah
Oberman heads up the company’s
flight school. Our flight was sched-
uled for 12:30 pm.
Our pilot, Mike, had saved the
co-pilot seat for me and my cam-
era, so I really did have a bird’s eye
view of the entire experience. Because
of a persistent marine layer – this
was early June and June Gloom had
arrived on time and in force – we
flew out at about the 700 to 1,000 foot
level. Mike had heard there were blue
whales in the Channel and hoped we
might see some.
We did not.
Our flight in the two-engine
Britten-Norman Islander ended on a
2,200-foot gravel and grass “landing
strip” on the 84-square-mile (53,000
acres) Santa Rosa Island. The airplane
– the company owns two of these,
and more than a dozen other air-
planes – is built on the Isle of Wight
and is designed specifically to fly in
the English Channel. Its reputation is
that of being “the most rugged and
reliable Short Take Off & Landing
(STOL) aircraft on the market.” Mike
attests that it is both rugged and reli-
able.
When we landed on Santa Rosa,
however, I got out to observe Mike’s
dad bringing in the other craft in a
COMING & GOING Page 204
Channel Islands
Aviation is a
family busi-
ness: (from
left) Sarah,
Mark, and Mike
Oberman
The “marvel-
ous sound of
silence” perme-
ates Santa Rosa
Island, with
only the wind,
the waves, and
the occasional
seagull to break
the quiet
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 6 • The Voice of the Village •
1268 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108
Manager: Rosa Maria Klaus (805) 565-1300
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New Reality Show Features Local Dancers
Monte ito
Miscellany
by Richard Mineards
Richard covered the Royal Family for Britain’s Daily Mirror and Daily Mail before moving to New York
to write for Rupert Murdoch’s newly launched Star magazine in 1978; Richard later wrote for New York
magazine’s “Intelligencer”. He continues to make regular appearances on CBS, ABC, and CNN, and
moved to Montecito five years ago.
U
biquitous TV host Ryan
Seacrest, best known for
fronting the top-rated
primetime Fox talent show American
Idol, is shooting a new reality series
in our tony town, I can exclusively
reveal.
Seacrest’s production company
wrapped initial lensing with the vari-
ous local participants last month and
will be filming a pilot later this sum-
mer.
Seacrest, 37, is clearly quite a fan of
Montecito and Santa Barbara, having
filmed Momma’s Boys here four years
ago, a reality series that centered on
a group of mothers who must help
choose the perfect bride for their com-
placent offspring.
The new show, as yet untitled,
involves five women, aged between
15 and 60, all of whom share a passion
for competitive ballroom dancing.
“It has a very inspirational theme,”
says my mole with the martini. “No
one is voted off, as in so many shows.
It’s about the individual lives of the
participants, all of whom are from
Santa Barbara.”
The contestants are an eclectic mix,
including an attorney, realtor, a ten-
nis player, an event planner and a
divorcee.
“It’s learning to do the dance of
life,” adds my source.
Budding enter-
tainment mogul
Ryan Seacrest
shooting new TV
reality show in
Santa Barbara
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 7
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MISCELLANy Page 304
Seacrest is clearly keeping himself
busy, hosting a Number One drive
time radio show in Los Angeles, as
well as doing segments for NBC’s
Today Show and E! Entertainment TV.
His production company is also
behind Keeping Up With Kardashians,
which filmed Kim Kardashian’s over-
blown nuptials here last August, and
Shahs of Sunset on Bravo.
His new show, Married to Jonas,
about rocker Kevin Jonas – the eldest
of the popular teen heartthrob trio –
and his wife, Dani, premieres on E!
next month.
Kelly Mullens, Seacrest’s publicist
at 42 West, says: “I can confirm filming
has just finished, but nothing else.”...
Rainbow Road
Restoration plans for the 21-year-
old “Chromatic Gate,” the 21-foot
high, 12-ton rainbow metal sculp-
ture a tiara’s toss from Fess Parker’s
Doubletree hotel, are ahead of sched-
ule, with $53,000 of the $68,000 need-
ed, already in place.
An important component of the
campaign is young people.
‘We feel it is important to engage
youth in the arts, art preservation
and community projects,” says Patty
DeDominic, who is leading the fun-
draising with her husband, Gene
Sinser, a former art gallery owner.
Youth expert Laura Inks and
17-year-old wunderkind, Laura Goe,
recently conducted a special event at
Art from Scrap, where they made cre-
atively designed, colorful collection
cans, which are being placed around
our Eden by the Beach to raise money,
which has included a $10,000 dona-
tion from Santa Barbara Beautiful.
On July 21, when the scaffolding is
erected, a show will be held around
the Cabrillo Boulevard sculpture by
Herbert Bayer, a late Montecito resi-
dent, which will include nearly all of
the city’s youth bands, a number of
other performers and a barbecue.
Rita Ferri and Ginny Brush of the
SB Arts Commission are responsible
for the much needed restoration.
Network News
There has been a lot of on-air staff
shuffling at KEYT-TV, the ABC net-
Montecito’s
Patty DeDominic
leading
Chromatic Gate
appeal with
husband, Gene
Sinser
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 8 • The Voice of the Village •
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LAND AUCTION
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Francois DeJohn
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FOR SALE: 20 S. Milpas Street
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Excellent development opportunity next to Hwy 101 and across from Trader
Joe’s.
Sealed bid minimum: $500,000
Bid deadline: 5:00 PM, July 18, 2012
Bid reading and overbid auction: 10:00 AM, July 19, 2012
Hayes Commercial Group exclusively represents the City of Santa Barbara in this sale of
surplus land under Municipal Code Chapter 4.28. Sealed Bids will be opened on July
19, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the City Purchasing Office at 310 E. Ortega Street, at which
time a public overbid auction will be held with the first oral bid being at least 10%
higher than the highest bid read by the clerk and subsequent oral bids being made in
3% increments. All bids, either written or oral, must be accompanied by proof of funds.
The winning bidder must submit a $25,000 non-refundable deposit in the form of a
cashier’s check payable to First American Title at the conclusion of the auction.
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The best little paper in America
(Covering the best little community anywhere!)
T
here are days when I think the
people of Montecito prefer to
live in a bucolic cocoon and not
be bothered by the unpleasant realities
of citizenship. Today, however, is
not one of those days. I have been
awestruck by the intelligent, active
and forward-thinking citizen response
toward the pending 101 expansion.
Months ago, via the Montecito Journal
(Civics 101), I alerted our commu-
nity that the 101 Draft Environmental
Report was about to be published.
I suggested that now is the time to
express comments, preferences, and
concerns.
I am pleased to report that in spite of
a difficult-to-read 650-page report and
many complex transportation issue
and contrary community spin, we citi-
zens responded en masse. Educational
forums have been standing-room-
only; public hearings have been
packed, and citizens have become
educated. You posed hard questions
and required exacting answers. Well
done Montecito; generations will
appreciate your diligent stewardship.
For those of you still eager to com-
ment, it’s not too late. You have until
Monday, July 9 at 5 pm. Please email
Matt Fowler at South.Coast.101.
HOV@dot.ca.gov. The structure of the
report, its accuracy and substance can
be addressed, but it is critically impor-
tantly to let Caltrans know which
Cabrillo interchange option you pre-
fer.
I hope you will join your Middle,
High, Oriole, Butterfly, Hot Springs,
Summit, and Hermosillo Road neigh-
bors who live nearest the project,
along with Los Patos business own-
ers, the Montecito Journal and the full
City Planning Commission in sup-
porting F-Modified. F-Modified is a
clean interchange plan that will serve
our community’s needs well – by
directing the beach traffic away from
Montecito. You can learn more about
F-Modified at saveourvillage.icon
osites.com or call me at 969-5515.
Please take a minute to comment to
Caltrans then let’s get back to living
that bucolic life we so treasure here in
our very special land of milk and honey.
J’Amy Brown
Montecito
Snack Shack’s Patty
Melt Best
Julie D’Angelo Lewis is correct
(“Things Were Different Then…”
Letters to the Editor MJ # 18/26). In
our lovely summer days of the 1970s,
my brother and I would ride our
bikes to The Snack Shack on Coast
Village Road every chance we could.
They made the best patty melts on
sourdough anyone has ever tasted,
and their hamburgers were out of this
world. Then one day The Snack Shack
was gone (oh, how I miss that place).
Then came the Wholly Cow (I believe
Steve Ruggles spelled it correctly),
they had soft-serve ice cream, ham-
burgers and fries but a very different
quality from The Snack Shack’s food.
It was not there for very long.
Those were the good old days on
Coast Village Road. There were no
designated parking spots, you would
just pull up alongside of where you
were going. There was always room.
You could even park your car pointed
in the wrong direction if you want-
ed (facing traffic) and no one even
noticed, or if they did they did no one
cared. It made no difference.
Thanks for the memories.
Laura Garofono
Montecito
Cough it Up
Words. Our way of communication,
as it is.
The combination “ough” can be pro-
nounced nine different ways. The fol-
lowing sentence contains them all: “A
rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful
ploughman strode through the streets
of Scarborough; after falling into a
slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”
Rooster Bradford
Ventura
(Editor’s note: We ought to add that
you must have had a tough time coming
up with your thoroughly thoughtful sen-
tence – J.B.)
Leaving On A Jet Plane
First our great not-for-profit
Institutions, e.g. The Music Academy
of the West and Westmont College; then
F-Modified is a clean
interchange plan that will
serve our community’s needs
well – by directing the beach
traffic away from Montecito
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 9
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LETTERS Page 184
our great for-profit tourist Institutions,
e.g. Ty Warner’s Four Seasons Biltmore,
Coral Casino, San Ysidro Ranch and
Miramar all lost millions at the hands
of the Montecito Planning Commission
and its Farm Club, the Montecito
Association, and now Birnam Wood
Golf Club and particularly its home-
owners who have become powerless to
remove the decaying eucalyptus trees
and the wind and fire risk they present
to property and Life.
I thought your readers might be
interested to learn that Birnam Wood
has acted to protect its aging euca-
lyptus trees and not its homeown-
ers, particularly those homeowners
on Boundary Drive living within 100
feet of the trees. And Birnam has yet
to begin the long-promised planning
to improve and replace the chain-
link barbed-wire fence along East
Valley Road, although it has adequate
reserves to do so. But, on the plus side,
the remodeled bar is doing well.
Had we chosen cityhood for
Montecito rather than a Limbo status
as an unincorporated Zip code, at least
these issues would have been resolved
by a locally elected city council rather
than local special interest groups that
lobby their friends on the MPC and
the Board of Supervisors. Montecito
is an unhappy place, and needs a pro-
democracy movement now!
Parker Montgomery
A Soon-To-Be Former
Resident of Birnam Wood
and Montecito
(Editor’s note: Ouch; we believe you
are being a little harsh, but we do
understand your frustration; we and
many others, especially those non-prof-
its you and Carolina have supported
over the years, will miss you. Best of
luck – J.B.)

Hasn’t Changed
All That Much
I thought you may enjoy seeing this
photo, circa 1921, of Coast Village
Road, looking east. A couple of things
come to mind. 1) Why so many cross-
beams on the utility poles on the left?
2) It looks like what is now North
Jameson was an extension of Coast
Coast Village Road hasn’t changed much over the
years; this photo (circa 1921) was taken over 90
years ago
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 10 • The Voice of the Village •
out whose design can hold up under
pressure and paddling. This year’s Kayak
Race is divided into separate heats, with
prizes awarded to participants in both the
Family Fun heat (geared toward family
groups where kayak paddlers must be 14
years old or younger) and the Paddling
Pros heat (geared toward adult and/or
“skilled” competitors).
When: Saturday, July 7, 2012 from
1 - 3 pm (Registration: 12 noon)
Where: West Beach (across from Sambo’s)
for Kayak construction and Races
Cost: Entry fee of $25 for SBMM members
and $30 for non-members per team
provides participants with supplies
RSVP: 962-8404, x102

TUESDAY JULY 10
Montecito Association Meeting
The Montecito Association is committed
to preserving, protecting, and enhancing
the semi-rural residential character of
Montecito
When: 4 pm
Where: Montecito Hall,
1469 East Valley Road
THURSDAY JULY 12
MERRAG Meeting and Training
Network of trained volunteers that
work and/or live in the Montecito
THURSDAY JULY 5
Glamour House Semi-Annual Sale
Lingerie, loungewear and slippers all on
sale, beginning today
Where: 1470 East Valley Road
Info: 969-5285
FRIDAY JULY 6
MAW Concert at Here’s the Scoop
The talented young musicians of the MERIT
Program of Music Academy of the West
will perform a free concert in the plaza
outside Here’s the Scoop. The MERIT
Program pairs 26 students, ages 10-18,
with Music Academy Fellows, who serve
as their mentors for two weeks during the
Summer Festival.
When: 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Where: 1187 Coast Village Road
Info: 969-7020
POISE Forum
People for Open Informal Self Directed
Education (POISE) is holding an event with
the National Association to Stop Guardian
Abuse (NASGA) at the S.B. Public Library
When: 6 to 9 pm
Where: S.B. Public Library, Faulkner
Gallery, 40 East Anapamu
Info: 969-2837
SATURDAY JULY 7
“Kardboard” Kayak Race
The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum in
collaboration with Semana Nautica and
sponsored by Santa Barbara Bank &
Trust hosts the annual SBMM Kardboard
Kayak Race. Teams of up to 4 are
invited to challenge friends and fellow
community members to a test of wits,
design capabilities, and courage as each
team attempts to create a functioning
cardboard kayak, using only cardboard,
a utility knife, tape and a marker (all
included in your entry fee of $30). After
an hour of vessel design at West Beach,
competitors race their kayaks, fnding
(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito,
please e-mail kelly@montecitojournal.net or call (805) 565-1860)
SATURDAY JULY 7
Book Signing
Local sculptor, author, and environmental
activist Bud Bottoms signs his new
book titled “The Story of Santa Barbara’s
Dolphin Fountain.” After 30 years, Bud
has fnally written his account of how the
famous dolphin fountain in Santa Barbara
was conceived and then built, step by
step. Filled with wonderful color photos
taken throughout the process, he also
relates how the tremendous infuence of the
local Chumash Indians and their culture
contributed to this endeavor. Mr. Bottoms
will also sign his book at Chaucer’s on
July 15.
When: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Curious Cup Bookstore,
929 Linden Ave in Carpinteria
Info: 565-0525
THURSDAY JULY 5
Open House at
Music Academy
Music Academy of
the West will open its
gates to the public on
for a day of compelling
classical music events
amid the lush gardens
of the Academy’s
Mirafores campus. This
year’s Academy Open
House schedule will
include masterclasses,
garden and architectural
tours, and a screening of the documentary flm, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Open to
music lovers of all ages, the day’s events will be offered free of charge.
When: activities begin at 10 am
Where: 1070 Fairway Road
Info: 969-4726
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area prepare to respond to community
disaster during critical frst 72 hours
following an event. The mutual “self-help”
organization serves Montecito’s residents
with the guidance and support of the
Montecito Fire, Water and Sanitary
Districts. This month: READY! SET! GO!
Your personal Wildfre Action Plan.
When: 10 am
Where: Montecito Fire Station,
595 San Ysidro Road
Info: Geri, 969-2537
Music Academy of the West Concert
Series
An intimate 60-minute concert features
Music Academy of the West Fellows
performing at the Santa Barbara Museum
of Art. Tickets are required; complimentary
tickets will be distributed on a frst-come,
frst-served basis beginning at 1:15 pm at
SBMA’s Park Entrance.
When: Thursdays July 12, 19, 26, and
August 2 and 9, at 2 pm
Where: Mary Craig Auditorium at Santa
Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street
Cost: free
Dia de Las Comidas
Hospice of Santa Barbara will beneft
from lunch and dinner proceeds from local
restaurants Carlitos and Cava. A portion of
the proceeds will be donated to Hospice’s
Hispanic Family Services.
When: all day
Where: Carlitos, 1324 State Street, and
Cava, 1212 Coast Village Road
Info: www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org
FRIDAY JULY 13
AFSB Lecture
The Architectural Foundation of Santa
Barbara hosts a lecture by art and
architectural historian Allan Langdale,
Ph.D. He will present an illustrated talk
on “Ancient Greek Architecture in Sicily.”
This lecture will visit such sites as Syracusa,
Agrigento, Segesta, and Selinunte, and
examine Greek temple building and
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MTF Hike
Montecito Trails Foundation 2-mile walk
along San Ysidro Creek; an easy hike
When: 8:20 for check-in and release forms
Where: San Leandro Lane at white picket
fence in front of green pump house
Info: 568-0833
LotusFest
LotusFest, an annual event that celebrates
the legendary fower that is Lotusland’s
namesake, is planned for Saturday, July
14. The afternoon will include wine
tasting with some of Santa Barbara
County’s premier vintners, hors d’oeuvres,
entertainment by “The Undecided Trio,”
an Ikebana (the art of Japanese fower
arranging) workshop and lotus lore galore.
July is peak lotus blooming season.
LotusFest provides the perfect opportunity to
view these uniquely beautiful fowers while
enjoying a relaxing afternoon at this casual,
fun event. There will be plenty of time to see
other areas of Lotusland, a spectacular 37-
acre estate garden in Montecito.
When: 2 pm to 5 pm
Cost: $75 for members, $85 for non-
members
Registration: 969-9990; a confrmation
and directions to Lotusland’s Visitor
Entrance will be mailed upon receipt of
your reservation
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SUNDAY JULY 15
Book Signing
Local sculptor, author, and environmental
activist Bud Bottoms signs his new
book titled “The Story of Santa Barbara’s
Dolphin Fountain.”
When: 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Chaucer’s Books,
3321 State Street, Santa Barbara
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O
n Monday, July 2,
Sharon James, agent
for telecommunications
company NextG, was in front of
Montecito Board of Architectural
Review asking for conceptual
review for 10 telecommunications
facilities to be located throughout
Montecito.
The item was on the agenda for
conceptual review, but members of
MBAR questioned their purview, as
the facilities are located in public
right-of-way.
Planner Megan Lowery explained
that in 2010, NextG was met with
opposition when the company built a
fiber network throughout the great-
er Santa Barbara area, which includ-
ed 140 “nodes,” used to increase cell
phone coverage. After appeals from
Montecito residents, the Board of
Supervisors directed County staff
to amend the Telecommunications
Ordinance. Now, because the nodes
are considered commercial due to
their usage, this new project must
be seen my MBAR for aesthetic
and visual impacts. The current
project is necessary because other
major telephone carriers – T-Mobile,
Verizon and AT&T – are interested
in coming onto the network, which
currently carries Mobil PCS.
The network NextG built in 2010
contains 25 sites in Montecito prop-
er, consisting of an antenna mount-
ed on an existing utility pole, with
related equipment vaulted under-
ground. The current project adds an
additional antenna and equipment
to nine of those sites, plus adds a
new pole on Santa Rosa Lane.
Designer Daniel Nueske
explained to MBAR that antennas
added to the existing sites will be
26 inches in height and 7.5 inches
wide; most will be located 20-30
feet away from the ground. In most
cases, the equipment will again be
placed underground.
John Williams, a Hot Springs
Road resident whose home is near
one of the sites, showed MBAR pho-
tos of an existing pole outfitted with
NextG equipment. The pole is 25
feet from his daughter’s bedroom
window. “The additional antenna
they are asking to put on this pole
is a lot larger than the original
antenna,” he said. “Through this
process, the community is starting
to look like a giant antenna farm.
There is no limit on how many
antennas can go onto these poles.”
He suggested NextG buy a parcel
to locate all of their antennas, away
from residential areas. Montecito
resident Martha Segal agreed, and
asked Ms James why the antennas
cannot be located in a commercial
area instead.
James explained the antennas are
proposed in residential areas where
gaps in cellular service have been
identified. “If you move the anten-
na even a few blocks, you don’t
achieve the gap coverage,” she
explained. James said her company
has built 10,000 nodes across the
nation, and that NextG is federally
regulated. What is not regulated,
however, is how far the nodes are to
be placed away from homes. “There
is no setback that I’m aware of,” Ms
James said. Another public speaker,
Woody Barrett, told MBAR a NextG
site is located near his 200-year-old
Adobe home on Sheffield Drive.
“Are these a health hazard?” he
asked.
While MBAR was not in the
position to discuss potential
health hazards with the project,
they did discuss the aesthetics of
the project. “The community of
Montecito deserves to have some-
thing functional and look special
and unique,” said MBAR chair
Sam Maphis. He, along with the
rest of the board, asked Ms James
to return to the board at a later
date, with a more comprehensive
site plan and ideas on how to
make the antenna, equipment, and
poles more discreet.
The NextG project will need
to be reviewed and approved by
Montecito Planning Commission.
MBAR reviews plans from NextG to add to more
antennas in Montecito
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tial equipment to deal with emergen-
cies such as becoming lost or injured.
Last week, SBCSAR and the Santa
Barbara Sheriff’s Aviation Support
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two female hikers that were lost in the
Seven Falls area of Mission Canyon off
of Tunnel Trail.
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left around noon on Wednesday, June
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the intent of hiking to Montecito
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a hike along the John Muir Trail
later this summer. After being out
all afternoon, the hikers became dis-
orientated at dark and were unable
to navigate their way back to their
vehicle parked at Tunnel Road. At
approximately 9 pm, the hikers used
a cell phone to call 9-1-1 to request
assistance as they did not know their
location and were unprepared to be
out after dark.
The helicopter crew, using night
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the hikers’ glowing cell phone and
coordinated with SBCSAR ground
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hikers were given water, lights and
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Corrections &
Omissions
In a recent issue (MJ #18/23), we
wrote about an approved Verizon
Wireless project to install panel
antennas on a building located on
Santa Angela Lane. We implied
Verizon rep Jay Higgins had hosted
a neighborhood meeting to answer
questions from nearby residents
about the project on May 30. In
fact, the meeting was organized and
hosted by Martha Kay, a resident of
Santa Angela Lane. A small group of
15 neighbors spoke with Mr. Higgins
and his assistant Michelle during
the meeting.
Later, Ms Kay also helped organize
the appeal of the project, which will
be heard by the Board of Supervisors.
The appeal was signed by 35 people.
The Montecito Association Land Use
Committee will discuss the appeal at
their meeting this week. •MJ
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From Breaking News
to Awakening the Muse
T
he Association for Women in
Communication – Santa Barbara
(AWC-SB) honored two women
who have touched many lives with
their excellence in communication at
the annual Women of Achievement
Awards. The theme was, “From
Breaking News to Awakening the
Muse” so who better to do the honors
than KEYT anchorwoman Paula
Lopez, and poetry therapist and
former poet laureate Perie Longo.
Co-chairs Rebecca Christenson and
Lois Phillips arranged the luncheon
at the newly renovated Hyatt Hotel
on one of those perfect paradise days
with a patio overlooking the harbor.
The group was obviously communi-
cators and the energy was palpable as
everyone mingled, greeted and net-
worked (you might even say, loudly).
Lunch was served while AWC-SB
president Dr. Lynn Jones introduced
vice chair of AWC National Maria
Henneberry who was here from
Illinois. She told the group, “The ener-
gy here will catapult me through the
next six months.” Her life motto is:
Follow your bliss. Lynn gave a quote
from Ann Lindberg, “Good commu-
nication is just as stimulating as black
coffee and just as hard to sleep after.”
Mistress of ceremonies Dr. Kathy
Gruver introduced those giving con-
gratulatory remarks to Paula and
Perie (both with the same initials).
They came from Congresswoman
Lois Capps’ office, Second District
Supervisor Janet Wolf and Mayor
Helene Schneider. Prior to the lun-
cheon Perie confessed, “At first I
thought they had the wrong woman,
but it is heartwarming to know doing
what we love for its own sake makes
a difference to others.” Paula felt the
same, saying, “I am deeply honored
to be recognized by an organization
dedicated to empowering women in
my field.”
One of my favorite writers,
Starshine Roshell, introduced Paula
Lopez telling us about a hidden tat-
too that says, “por viva,” or, “for life.”
Paula blushed and recounted some
of her toughest assignments when
she worked in Los Angeles cover-
ing things like the Rodney King trial
and the ensuing riots. Her plea was
his, “Can’t we get along?” Paula is a
ninth generation Santa Barbaran and
a direct descendent of Lt. Pablo Cota,
one of the founding officers of the
Royal Presidio. When she began in
television 27 years ago, there were no
role models, but she had mentors.
Lois Phillips introduced Perie who
Association for Women in Communication hon-
orees Paula Lopez and Perie Longo at the annual
Women of Achievement Awards luncheon
Association for Women in Communication co-chairs Lois Phillips and Rebecca Christenson on either side
of president Dr. Lynn Jones at the newly renovated Hyatt Hotel
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 15
Opera SceneS
Best-loved scenes from Verdi’s La Traviata
and Falstaff, Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia,
Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Mozart’s
Le nozze di Figaro, and Puccini’s
Suor Angelica.
Generously supported by
Linda & Michael Keston
Saturday, July 14, 2 pm
mOnday, July 16, 7:30 pm
the lOberO theatre
academy FeStival OrcheStra
Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor
A captivating program of French and English
music: Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Dutilleux’s
Métaboles, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
Generously supported by Robert W. Weinman
Saturday, July 14, 8 pm
the Granada theatre
Tickets start at $10.
$10 community access tickets are made possible
by a gift from Linda and Michael Keston.
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A thoroughly enjoyable performance by the Academy’s impressive
Brass and Percussion Fellows.
Generously supported by Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
thurSday, July 19, 7:30 pm, hahn hall
the miró Quartet
This high-profle American string ensemble enjoys
a place at the top of the international music scene.
it will perform quartets by Mozart, Dutilleux, and
Beethoven.
Sunday, July 22, 4 pm
the lOberO theatre
inGrid Fliter
piano
An international
artist of tremendous
gifts and audience
appeal, the Argentine
pianist will play
works by Chopin
and Beethoven.
Residency generously supported by
the Samuel B. and Margaret C. Mosher
Foundation
WedneSday, July 18, 8 pm
hahn hall
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claimed, “I’ve never had such an
introduction!” I’ve known Perie for
30 years from the Writers Conference,
where she teaches annually. She also
taught at SBCC and Brooks Institute.
After earning her PhD in Counseling
Psychology, it led her to poetry thera-
py. “One of my most fascinating expe-
riences in communications has been
traveling to Kuwait in 2005 to speak
on ‘Poetry as a Path to Healing,’” she
related. Once when she was teaching
first graders, she asked them to write
about things. In a few minutes one
little boy said, “I’m done.” “So soon?”
“I’m done.” He had written, “A circle
can’t do nothin’ cut in half.” From the
mouths of babes… After reading us a
poem she composed for the luncheon,
she ended by saying, “All I know is a
circle can’t do nothin’ cut in half.”
For information regarding AWC,
call Dr. Lynn Jones at (805) 448-7681.
Canapés, Cars
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A festive First Thursday was also the
kickoff for Saks Fifth Avenue’s new
men’s department. Domestic Violence
Solutions (DVS) was chosen to receive
10% of the sales for the entire day and
Domestic Violence Solutions associate executive director Marsha Marcoe, business development director
of Santa Barbara Auto Group Ada Schultz, Saks general manager Chris Bures and Saks marketing man-
ager Kristi Marks at the First Thursday event
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evening. And what an evening it was!
It was truly a guy thing with tequila
tasting, a martini bar and wine, plus
passed hors d’oeuvres. Just outside in
the courtyard were a Porsche and a “to
die for” Jaguar convertible thanks to
Ada Schultz from Santa Barbara Auto
Group. In the middle of the men’s
department sat Lupe Perez rolling
cigars for Live Cigar Events. When
I asked where she learned that skill,
she replied, “I’m Cuban and I like to
smoke cigars. My Grandfather said I
needed to know how to make my own
good ones.” She’s been doing it for 12
years and still likes to smoke them.
Lucille Ritz was a big hit with
the gents with her Sisley cosmetic
products from Paris and sold in Saks.
They lined up for facials and hand
treatments. There were four “stud-
ly” male models: Randy Weiss from
Santa Barbara Bank and Trust, execu-
tive director of DVS Richard Kravetz,
Superbowl winner San Francisco 49er
Ron Heller and my number one gofer
Don Seth, wandering through the
store and chatting with guests about
the latest apparel they were wearing.
Artist Margie Bower from Santa
Ynez had an exhibit of her great vari-
ety of paintings – all up for sale. And
nearby was a flamenco guitar player
strumming his strings in that wonder-
ful Spanish style.
Saks general manager Chris Bures,
marketing manager Kristi Marks
and DVS associate executive director
Marsha Marcoe were all pleased with
the turnout. A good time was had by
all.
Sotto Il Monte
The evening was all about Elings
Park as stated in this excerpt from
James E. Marino’s poem: A park can be
so many things from flower beds to chil-
dren’s swings. A place to go for games and
play, to dream or sit or just to lay upon the
grass in noonday sun. In a word, a place
made just for fun; to mix with family and
friends alike, and picnic and run and ride
a bike.
The Elings Park Chairman’s Council
held its 21st annual event at the famous
– or perhaps infamous – estate Sotto
il Monte (“beneath the mountain”)
where Kim Kardashian was married.
It was also to be the site of the Jennifer
Lopez and Ben Affleck wedding in
2003 before they broke their engage-
ment. This George Washington Smith
home, formerly owned by Andy and
Dolly Granatelli (among others) and
now owned by Frank Caufield, is
absolutely breathtaking. Landscape
architect Sydney Baumgartner and
architect Marc Appleton took the
patrons on a tour of the grandiose
house and ten acres of gardens.
Simultaneously, a helicopter was
flying overhead trying to decide if
our group had anything to do with
the Drew Barrymore wedding going
on next door. Maybe we’ll turn up in
National Inquirer!
Co-chairs Sharon Bradford and
Joanie Zacher were all smiles know-
ing that one hundred people had
raised $160,000 in ticket sales alone
for the elegant affair – a champagne
reception. The 230-acre Elings Park
is the largest privately funded Public
Park in America and has over 200,000
visitors annually.
According to executive director
Danny Vickers, “On a given day you
will see every type of outdoor activ-
ity imaginable, including weddings,
memorials, dog walking, team sports,
paragliding, biking, bird watching, art-
ists activities and more. When you
consider that we were once the site of
The dude models for Saks men’s department opening: Ron Heller, Randy Weiss, Richard Kravetz
and Don Seth
Lupe Perez rolling cigars at Saks during the open-
ing of the new men’s department
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 17 I don’t think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are; it’s to do with how much anger is in you – Amy Winehouse
the city dump, you have to be awed
by what the human spirit is capable of
creating.”
Forty years ago, Jerry Harwin along
with Marcia Constance looked at a
landfill and saw a natural paradise.
Bill Cirone is the current chairman
of the board of directors with Steve
Katz as President. Chair emeritus is
Carolyn Amory and Virgil Elings still
serves after his “naming” donation.
Elings Park has one of the larg-
est summer camp programs in Santa
Barbara. The Foundation hopes to
provide 150 camp scholarships to
disadvantaged kids. If you’d like to
donate, call (805) 569-5611 for more
information. •MJ
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LETTERS (Continued from page 9)
Village Road and there was a house
at the turn. 3) The Montecito Inn
hasn’t changed much at all, and 4)
Even though it was a Union gas sta-
tion then, the location of the 76 station
remains the same. It may even be the
original building.
Bob Burton
West Palm Beach, Florida
(Editor’s note: Our speculation is that
there were a number of competing tele-
phone companies, all of which required
their individual lines that accounts for so
many cross beams at the top of the poles.
We’ll enquire as to whether the 76 Station
occupies the original building and get
back to you on that. – J.B.)
Bud’s Blue Onion
Just found this old menu from Bud’s
Blue Onion in my files and thought
you may want to see it.
Diane and Kadell Lopuson
Santa Barbara
Record-Breaking
Ticketing
For the uninitiated and uninformed,
one of Santa Barbara’s finest has posi-
tioned himself, facing uphill, in the
driveway going down to the parking
lot at 1187 Coast Village Road waiting,
primarily, for people to roll past the
stop sign at Coast Village and Middle
Roads. Just coincidentally, this is at
times the 101 is backed up going south
and pushes lots of drivers onto CVR.
On Thursday, June 21, from about
9-10 pm, myself and another person
observed this one policeman go after
maybe 12 drivers, one after another,
possibly setting a world’s record for
consecutive ticket-giving. So pass the
word: whenever there’s a southbound
backup on the 101, beware the man
at CVR & Middle Roads just a-wait-
in’ to flip on those lights, fatten the
city’s wallet and cause you some pain!
Ben Burned
Montecito
(Editor’s note: I’ve seen a patrol car
sitting in that exact location, just as you
describe. However, I’m pleased to see it
there. Too many cars pull off the main road
and speed down the 15 mph parking area
to go to the head of the line. – TLB)
Not “Robbed Again”
In her recent letter to the editor
(“Robbed Again” MJ # 18/25), Janice
Evans misrepresents the story behind
the City of Santa Barbara’s recent util-
ity rate increase. She expresses “out-
rage” that the City raised rates for
sewer, water and waste-hauling ser-
vices by 16.2% and that Santa Barbara
Channelkeeper was somehow to
blame for this “robbing of the public
treasury.”
To clarify, water rates were raised
by 3.5%, trash-recycling rates by
2.7%, and sewer rates by 10%. Six
percent of the 10% increase in sewer
rates was necessitated by the City’s
past failure to adequately maintain
and upgrade its sewer pipes to keep
up with their deterioration, which
caused excessive numbers of sew-
age spills aboveground as well as
leakage of sewage underground into
storm drains that lead to our beaches,
creating a significant public health
risk. This is what was “unconscio-
nable” and “irresponsible,” not the
rate increase to fix it.
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper,
a local environmental organization
dedicated to cleaning up the leading
sources of pollution to our creeks and
beaches, tried for more than a decade
to get the City to deal with these prob-
lems in a comprehensive and proac-
tive manner – by accelerating the rate
at which they repaired and replaced
Bud’s Blue Onion at 834
Coast Hiway (sic) featured a
blue and white menu in the
shape of an onion; notice the
phone number: 95562, with
no area code
A close look at the map on the
back of Bud’s Blue Onion’s menu
highlights its location south of
what was then Highway 101, just
west of the Biltmore
Oyster cocktails for 50 cents,
coffee at a nickel, bottle of beer 20 cents,
10 cents for buttered toast, ah,
those really were the days
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Metaphor
M
etaphor is a literary device
esteemed by beginning
writers and taken for granted
by their more seasoned counterparts.
Metaphor is a thematic comparison,
often between two elements that seem
remote. Beginning writers struggle to
achieve it as some sort of proof that
they are serious. Seasoned writers such
as Paul Theroux are too busy with
character and story to worry about
metaphor – except perhaps if they fnd
it getting in the way.
The story arc of Theroux’s latest novel,
The Lower River, from Houghton Mifflin,
has more metaphor than a Costco spe-
cial. It also has more than enough char-
acter and story to keep metaphor where
it belongs, a lingering presence, a subtle
reminder rather than the prodding fin-
ger of authorial intervention, saying,
“Look at me. I’m serious.”
The Lower River is filtered through
the sensitivity of Ellis Hock, now early
sixties, his life unraveling about him,
finding himself with enough finances
to see him with mild comfort through
the rest of his life, but with only ques-
tionable inner resources. Thus we’re at
metaphor number one, the coming-of-
age novel, still popular after innumer-
able iterations.
Theroux’s stunning narrative toolkit
includes getting us to side with and
root for Ellis Hock from the outset.
“Ellis Hock’s wife gave him a new
phone for his birthday. A smart phone,
she said. ‘And guess what?’ She had a
coy, ham-actress way of offering pres-
ents, often pausing with a needy wink
to get his full attention. ‘It’s going to
change your life.’”
Not many pages later, Hock’s life
has, indeed, changed, to the point
where he is telling his married daugh-
ter, “I doubt that I’ll be seeing much of
you from now on,” and “I don’t think
I want to.”
“Okay by me,” the daughter replies.
As a younger man, Ellis Hock had
spent four years – two hitches – with
the Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa,
thus another embedded metaphor,
Joseph Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness,
linking to the Dark Continent, the
inhumanity of colonization, oppres-
sion, the darker side of mankind, and
other such tenebrous connections.
Called back to take over and run the
family business, Hock had embarked
on a more or less mechanical life, a
painful awareness haunting him that
he’d never been happier than those
four years. If you wish to insert a met-
aphor here, you might try “Expulsion
from Eden.”
By the time Hock is set free from his
family, sold his business, and realized
he was independent and seeking, yet
additional metaphor, we understand as
he does that he will return to the small
village in Malawi, the one place where
he’d experienced ongoing happiness.
For the metaphor here, try: You can’t go
home again. Try: Return to the womb.
Because it would be so comforting to
see Ellis Hock re-experience happiness
and a sense of completion, we wish
him well, but we do so with a sense
of foreboding. His solution, after so
much pain and introspection, cannot
be achieved with such simple direct-
ness, can it? Happiness once experi-
enced cannot be re-experienced, can
it? Doesn’t yet another metaphor –
Heraclitus: You can’t swim in the same
river twice – apply here? If Ellis Hock’s
answer were successful, wouldn’t we
all be booking tickets back to some
shimmering vista of early pleasure?
Ellis Hock wanted the pleasure he’d
known as a young man then, “Nothing
he’d gained in his life had matched the
pleasure he’d known then. Even at the
time he’d thought, I have everything
I want.”
Some of the people in the small vil-
lage along the lower river remember
Ellis Hock as “The white man with no
fear of snakes.”
Even if Paul Theroux were not
known as a sublime stylist and vig-
orous, evoking force of the sense of
remote place, the text of The Lower
River leaves no question but that he has
experienced, breathed in and breathed
out, the sense of small village life in
distant, disconnected portions of the
world. We are there with Ellis Hock in
Malawi, not because of Theroux’s abil-
ity to describe, but rather from his evo-
cation of place and the persons within
the place, the village of Malabo. We
meet shamans, children, and adults
in varying stages of life cycle, agenda,
and intent. What to make of this man
who had come back from another
world to be with them?
The metaphors are there in the text,
like the scent and texture of Africa and
the haunted, eerie posture of the indi-
viduals Theroux evokes for us, but we
are too held in the story to give them
more than the merest nod of recogni-
tion as we pass through. •MJ
old and leaking pipes. Unfortunately,
the City’s response was inadequate
to fix the problems with its sewage
system, so Channelkeeper filed a law-
suit against the City for its numerous
violations of the Clean Water Act to
compel the needed fix.
The City agreed to settle the lawsuit
with Channelkeeper and to nearly dou-
ble the number of sewer pipes it repairs
and replaces each year, with a focus
on those that have the highest risk
of leaking sewage into storm drains
that lead to the beach. The City had to
raise sewer rates by 6% to pay for the
necessary and long-deferred upgrades.
Channelkeeper itself received zero
financial gain from the settlement, con-
trary to Ms Evans’ claim.
Kira Redmond
Executive Director
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper

Verizon Should
Find New Site
As a result of a Special Hearing before
the Montecito Planning Commission
on May 23, 2012, Verizon Wireless has
been given approval of its plan to
install and operate nine panel antennae
on the rooftop of the land-line switch
station located at 512 Santa Angela
Lane. (Three antennae for three sectors
at 120, 220, and 310 degrees from north,
and they would be operating in the cel-
lular, PCS and LTE bandwidths.)
Verizon describes this location
as an ideal site that will eventually
become a facility that will serve most
of Montecito’s Verizon cellular tele-
communication needs. As an added
element of concern to nearby resi-
dents, business owners, and workers
is Verizon’s plan to invite other cellular
carriers to join them on the same roof-
top in the near future!
The switch station building on which
the Verizon’s proposed project would
be located, is immediately adjacent to
the Montecito Village shopping center,
and is directly across the street from El
Montecito Presbyterian Church. This
47 year-old building also shares Santa
Angela Lane, a quiet cul-de-sac with
nine families, with a total of 11 children
who call this place their home.
If you live or work anywhere near
the switch station building on 512
Santa Angela Lane, you were prob-
ably sleep deprived for two nights
and most of a third day, Friday to
Sunday, June 15 to June 17 as the
result of an incredibly loud generator
that automatically engaged behind the
closed, unstaffed switch station build-
ing after a transformer malfunctioned.
The neighbors’ lives were disrupted
for a total of 48 hours. This is not an
industrial park; it is a semi-rural area
where preschool children 2.5 – 5 years
of age play daily at ELMO Preschool
directly across the street from the pro-
posed project.
Forty-seven years ago, the switch
station was granted a Conditional
Use Permit, at that time allowing
for setbacks from nearby roads. That
original CUP is now totally inappro-
priate for the present planned pro-
posed use of this building’s rooftop in
2012. Verizon plans to build a prefab
equipment shelter near the western
property line (Santa Angela Lane)
where it is only setback 35’ instead of
50’ from the center of Santa Angela
Lane. On the eastern property line
it is only 2’ instead of 10’ from the
alley leading to the grocery store in
the Village and behind the two-story
businesses and offices that back up
to the alley. The equipment shelter,
which is located just 60’ from the
nearest neighboring houses’ property
lines, will house 2 HVAC air-condi-
tioning units to “cool” the equipment,
and in the event of a power shortage
Verizon plans to bring in a generator
from off-site to temporarily maintain
power to the facility. It is time for the
original Conditional Use Permit to be
revisited, reevaluated, and brought
into the 21st century.
Verizon Wireless has lost its lease at
the QAD property on Ortega Ridge
Road after operating a 50+ foot tall cell
tower there for 23 years. (The QAD
tower was described by Verizon’s
agent, Jay Higgins, as its most pow-
erful cell facility in Montecito.) The
proposed new development on the
Santa Angela Lane rooftop will pro-
vide approximately the same amount
of “wattage” as the QAD property
tower, but at half the distance from
ground level it had near the QAD offic-
es. (Verizon plans to decommission the
QAD tower in late summer, 2012.)
We know that many people in the
area are not aware of Verizon’s plan
to relocate to this part of the upper
Montecito Village. Let’s become united
in our effort to encourage Verizon to
find a more suitable site for its planned
relocation.
Sincerely,
Martha Kay,
Mary Goolsby, MD
Montecito •MJ
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 20 • The Voice of the Village •
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Music Department. While working for William Morris agency,
ted was in charge of negotiating contracts, routing concert tours,
and artist promotion. over the last 12 years, ted has built and
developed properties in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Santa Ynez
as well as having served as Montecito association Director and
Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation president. ted currently owns
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Pr u de n t i a l Ca l i f or n i a Rea l t y We l c ome s
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slight cross wind (the Britten-Norman
is built to easily handle winds of
much greater intensity; we flew on
a relatively calm day, but it is nearly
always windy on the islands). Upon
our return to Camarillo, the marine
layer had lifted and we enjoyed a
cruise over and alongside the peaks
on Santa Cruz Island. Just before land-
ing, Mike negotiated a smooth-as-silk
hairpin turn in front of the airport
building to face into the wind and
landed ever so gently.
Santa Rosa Island became a National
Park in 1986 and CIA has been the
exclusive aircraft company to service
the island; Island Packers has the boat
franchise.
The entire 84-square-miles island
had been a ranch run by the Vail &
Vickers family since 1902, when the
two families purchased the island from
the More family. Wool from the sheep
the Mores herded was used in Union
Army uniforms during the Civil War.
The oldest building on the island was
built in 1855 and is considered the old-
est wood-frame house in Santa Barbara
County. Nearby is a one-room school-
house used to educate ranch hands and
Vail & Vickers family members.
The Island as
Botanical Treasure
A lone bundle of a subspecies of
Torrey pine – one of the rarest pines
on Earth – hugs the north coast,
the only such stand in the world
outside the San Diego area. Nearby
a gnarled collection of botanically
fascinating island oaks stand guard
as sentries. Six of the island’s 500 or
so plant species are found on Santa
Rosa and nowhere else on Earth. The
mountains on the island reach over
1,500 feet in height. Rocky cliffs fall
off into turbulent seas in one part of
the island; the other side boasts wide
sandy beaches and giant sand dunes.
Pygmy mammoths – four to six feet
tall – once roamed the island, and
the fossilized skeleton discovered
in 1994 has been cited as the most
complete pygmy mammoth remains
ever uncovered.
Evidence of human presence goes
back 13,000 years and Chumash arti-
facts are plentiful (and untouchable!).
Just offshore, clear, greenish water
supports vast gardens of kelp along
with the creatures that thrive among
the plants. The water is cold, but not
as cold apparently, as the Atlantic in
and around the Canary Islands.
I say that because two of the six
passengers that joined our expedition
were native to the Canary Islands.
One, a large man whose name is
Santana, lives on Grand Canary and
lost no time in stripping down to his
bathing suit and diving into the frigid
water.
“How many places in the world you
can be like this?” he asked in some-
what broken English as he stood drip-
ping and nearly laughing, pointing
out that his skin is not “chickened,”
which I took to mean he had no goose
bumps.
COMING & GOING (Continued from page 5)
Known as a
“bush” plane,
the Britten-
Norman is built
to operate in
the English
Channel and
is perfect for
Channel Islands
operations
The old Vail &
Vickers home-
stead still stands
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“I don’t know,” he answered his own
question, “but this is one of them.”
He went on to say how important
it is to keep it just as it is. “We need
to preserve this marvelous place,” he
said, predicting there would be “hotels
and development” all over the island
within twenty years. He refused to
believe it would be otherwise. “It’s too
perfect,” he insisted.
What he appreciated most about
the island was that one could “hear
the marvelous sound of silence,” as
he cupped his hand to his ear, adding
that on Grand Canary, where he lives
with nearly one million other inhabit-
ants, there is no more silence. “All we
hear is sirens, airplanes, cars, noise,”
he lamented, adding, “Here, there is
nothing but the ocean and the wind
and the occasional seagull.”
•••
Channel Islands Aviation operates
six to eight flights a week (two to
four times during the weekend) from
Camarillo Airport. Small groups can
leave from Santa Barbara if arranged
for ahead of time.
If you decide to go – and I encour-
age you to do so – bring a picnic.
Bring water. If you are going to swim,
bring a wetsuit. Visitors are allowed
to spend up to 14 nights on the island;
fishing is allowed.
The airplane ride, which affords
spectacular and close-up views of
Anacapa, Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa
Islands, the ocean, the California
mainland, and an occasional whale (if
you’re lucky), takes 25 to 30 minutes.
Tour groups are intentionally kept
small and are led by National Park
docents. Channel Islands National
Park is part of the U.S. National Park
Service. For daytrips, there are two
departures, one in the morning and
one in the afternoon. Camping trip
schedules vary.
Channel Islands Aviation is one
of the few companies in the United
States to operate Britten-Norman
Islanders and is the only bush flying
operation in Southern California. For
more information, call (805) 987-1301
or visit www.flightstothechannelis
lands.com. or www.flycia.com.
Day trips cost $160 per person; $135 for
children. Group rates are even lower.
Bon voyage! •MJ
Anacapa Island looks small and barren from 1,500 feet up
Spectacular
views of a
California as it
looked more
than a hundred
years ago and
perhaps (with-
out the roads
and scattered
buildings) a
million years
ago are plenti-
ful aboard the
Channel Islands
Aviation aircraft
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 22 • The Voice of the Village •
The Way It Was
by Hattie Beresford
The Incomparable Fanny Stevenson
Ms Beresford is a retired
English and American his-
tory teacher of 30 years in
the Santa Barbara School
District. She is author of
two Noticias, “El Mirasol:
From Swan to Albatross”
and “Santa Barbara
Grocers,” for the Santa
Barbara Historical Society.
F
anny Stevenson had already
lived a rich and varied life by
the time she rented Captain
Absalom Anderson’s Stonehedge
estate on Hot Springs Road in
Montecito in 1907. Born Frances
Matilda Vandegrift in 1840 in
Indianapolis, Indiana, she married
Samuel Osbourne, a law clerk who
became secretary to the governor, in
1857. Their frst child, Isobel Stewart
Osbourne, was born on California
Street the following year. The street’s
name was prophetic, for 1862 found
mother and child heading for the
Golden State via Panama.
Arriving in San Francisco, they met
up with Samuel who had gone ahead
looking to strike it rich with a silver
mine in Austin, Nevada. In her mem-
oir, This Life I’ve Loved, Isobel recalls
crossing the Sierras in “a huge, rock-
ing, bouncing, and crowded stage.”
They arrived to take up their abode
among the cluster of miner’s cabins
sprinkled amidst the sage and alkali.
When the mine didn’t pan out, they
headed for Virginia City where Samuel
again clerked for the law courts.
Gold fever struck Samuel once
more, however, so he sent Fanny and
Isobel to San Francisco while he and
a partner joined a group headed for
the Coeur d’Alene Mountains. When
word arrived that the entire group
had been killed in an Indian attack,
Fanny found herself destitute. Moving
into a cheap boarding house, Fanny
found work in a dress making shop
and at night did “fancy work,” cro-
cheting baby socks and sewing sachet
bags and pillow slips into the wee
hours of the morning.
Then one day, much to their sur-
prise, Sam knocked on the front door.
He and his partner had gone looking
for water and escaped the massacre.
Sam again returned to work as a law
clerk and tried out several other busi-
ness ventures. Financially, life was
better and Fanny had time to paint
and sculpt and putter in the garden of
her cottage at 5
th
and Mission streets.
In 1868, Samuel Lloyd was born, fol-
lowed in 1871 by Hervy.
Escape to France
On the emotional front, life was
wasn’t quite as pleasant. Samuel was
a philanderer and over the years had
taken up with several mistresses. In
1875, Fanny had enough. She packed
up the children and headed for Paris
where she enrolled herself and Isobel
in art school. Shortly thereafter, her
youngest son Hervy died. As it was the
custom to leave Paris for the summer,
a friend suggested Grez-sur-Loing, a
small town some 70 kilometers south
of Paris. Isobel recalls that the pretty
and quiet little village was just what
her family needed. Extremely pictur-
esque and romantic with its “cluster of
stone houses tucked between rolling
green fields,” the ruins of the Chateau
de la Reine Blanche and tales of a
secret underground passage, it was a
favored place with a number of artists
and writers.
It is here that Fanny met the bud-
ding author, Robert Louis Stevenson,
who claims to have fallen in love
with her at first sight. Grez was idyl-
lic. Besides hours spent painting the
village and bucolic landscape, the
little colony found time on sunny
days to canoe and play in the river.
When rain chased them indoors,
they played Charades, Consequence,
Telegram, and games that involved
writing verses or drawing cartoons.
The talk, recalls Isobel, was “gay,
inspiring, electric.” They had spent
two and a half summers in Grez when
Fanny suddenly decided to return to
California. Stevenson, besotted and
bereft, returned to Scotland.
Back in California
In California, Fanny and Samuel
moved the family to Monterey where
Fanny and Isobel joined the art colony
along with such notables as Joe Strong,
Julian Rix, and Jules Tavernier. Sam
visited from the city where he worked
but over time his visits became less and
less frequent. At this time, Fanny took
it into her head to arrange a marriage
for Isobel, perhaps because she disap-
proved of Isobel’s growing attraction
to Joe Strong, a talented young artist
The talented Fanny Vandegrift Osbourne
Stevenson lived an adventurous life and was con-
sidered a great beauty (Photo courtesy of Santa
Barbara Historical Museum)
In Samoa, Isobel became Stevenson’s secretary and acquired a Samoan name, Teuila (Photo courtesy of
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who spent too much time carousing
and drinking. Isobel rebelled. She and
Joe eloped and her father found them
an apartment in San Francisco.
One day, a very ill and bedraggled
Louis Stevenson showed up at Fanny’s
doorstep. He had traveled half way
across the world in the worst of circum-
stances to find his ladylove. Though
she was ten years Louis’ senior, Fanny
divorced Sam and married Stevenson.
Isobel wrote that she “married Louis
not expecting that he would live, but
hoping by her devotion to prolong this
life so dear to her. Though she admired
his work, she had no idea he would
ever become famous.”
Fanny took Louis to Silverado, a
deserted mine on top of a high moun-
tain in Napa where he recovered his
strength and his tuberculosis receded.
Meals were prepared outdoors and
they used the mouth of the mine as an
ice chest where they hung sides of ven-
ison, pigeons, wild ducks, and other
game purchased from their neighbors.
Though the cabins were full of cracks,
a campfire warmed their evenings and
they fell asleep to the yipping of coy-
otes. Joe and Isobel and her brother
Lloyd joined them on the mountain
and Stevenson later wrote The Silverado
Squatters about the experience.
Samoa and Back
Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson
eventually moved to Samoa for
Stevenson’s health, and Lloyd and Joe
and Isobel and their young son Austin
joined them. They named their new
home Vailma. Isobel wrote that Fanny
was “a true pioneer at heart and loved
carving a home out of the virgin for-
est.” Fanny was also extremely protec-
tive of Louis, to the point of alienating
his friends, but his family came to love
and cherish her for her care of Louis.
She often served as his editor and he
credits her as the impetus behind his
work. Her instruction to revise and
rewrite Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde made
it the masterpiece it is, and Treasure
Island was inspired by her son Lloyd.
Isobel became Stevenson’s sec-
retary and Austin learned Samoan
and became the unofficial overseer of
the estate. It was an idyllic life until
Joe Strong acquired a Samoan mis-
tress, which caused Isobel to divorce
him. Coached by Stevenson and sub-
merged in a literate household, both
Austin and Lloyd became writers.
In 1894, Robert Louis Stevenson
died suddenly. Isobel wrote that he
had been in the best of health, at the
height of his fame, and full of plans
for his future.
Fanny moved back to San Francisco
and bought a home plus two ranches:
Vanumanutagi in Gilroy and El Sausel
six miles from Ensenada, Mexico.
She began traveling extensively and
acquired a secretary, Edward Salisbury
Field, to help her prepare Stevenson’s
work for a collected Scribner’s edi-
tion. Field was forty years younger
than Fanny but rumors arose regard-
ing their relationship; many believing
they were lovers. What Fanny thought
about those rumors may have been
revealed in her will when she listed the
beneficiaries to her extensive estate:
“[To] Katherine Durham Osbourne, of
incredible ferocity, who lived on my
bounty for many years, at the same
time pursuing me with malicious and
false slander, I bequeath $5.”
Montecito
In 1906, she was returning to San
Francisco by train when news of the
San Francisco earthquake reached her.
She decided to go forgo the blight-
ed city and embark for Europe until
things settled down. She, Lloyd and
Salisbury were making the grand tour
when they met Helen Postley who
raved about Santa Barbara and a house
called Stonehedge in Montecito which
had been built by a famous ships’ cap-
tain and was haunted by a beautiful
countess. Helen advised Fanny to buy
it. (Unbeknownst to Fanny, Helen was
the captain’s daughter and heir.)
Intrigued, she returned to the United
States, rented the house for a year,
and purchased it in 1908. Venerable
as the house was, the Age of Victoria
had passed, and Fanny desired a
more modern look so she hired archi-
tect Thomas Nixon to design a major
remodel. Besides involving herself in
Santa Barbara and Montecito’s cultural
life and developing her gardens with
the advice of Francesco Franceschi and
Luther Burbank, she invested in real
estate. She purchased Greenacre on Oak
Road for her daughter Isobel and 12
acres of beachfront property at Serena
with a small wharf and bungalow. She
also invested in business property on
State Street that included the Garland
building between Canon Perdido and
Carrillo streets and the IXL Stables
below the Howard-Canfield Building.
She retained property in Monterey,
a small ranch in the Santa Cruz
Mountains and an orange grove in
Riverside.
Fanny Vandegrift Osbourne
Stevenson died of apoplexy in 1914.
That same year, Edward Salisbury
Field married Isobel Osbourne Strong,
who was 20 years his senior. Besides
investing in real estate, Field worked
as an author, playwright, artist and
poet. Isobel was also an artist and
wrote extensively, mostly about her
experiences with her family and Robert
Louis Stevenson. Salisbury died in 1936
and Isobel continued to live in Santa
Barbara until her death in 1953.
(Sources: Noticias article by
Katheryn E. Marriott, Fall 1986; article
by Stella Haverland Rouse in News-
Press 19 February 1989; This Life I’ve
Loved by Isobel Field; Morning Press
20 February 1914 and 3 March 1914;
rls.org; ancestry.com; “Stevenson’s
Pillow: A Sketch of Austin Strong” by
Joseph Theroux.) •MJ
Stonehedge after Fanny hired Thomas Nixon to remodel the Gothic Victorian structure (Photo courtesy
of Montecito Association History Archive
Treasure Island was inspired by Lloyd Osbourne
and a treasure map (Image courtesy of Library of
Congress)
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Music Academy
of the West
Meyers Returns to MAW
by Steven Libowitz
A
nne Akiko Meyers, one of
fve judges for the annual
Concerto Competition Finals
that takes place all day Saturday,
July 7 at Hahn Hall, has had lots
of experience on both sides of the
judges’ table that evaluates young
talent, beginning a lot earlier than
most of would imagine. She began
studying the violin at four, debuted
with an orchestra by seven, and had
already performed with the Los
Angeles Philharmonic and the New
York Philharmonic (with Zubin
Mehta conducting) before she hit her
teens. So auditions were a part of her
childhood routine.
She’s also no stranger to Santa
Barbara, having performed sev-
eral times with the Santa Barbara
Symphony, most recently play-
ing Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark
Ascending” and Ravel’s “Tzigane”
rhapsody (and an unaccompanied
“Over the Rainbow” as an encore)
on her multi-million dollar “Molitor”
Stradivarius last January at the
Granada.
Now, Meyers, who also evaluated
the performers in the same competi-
tion a few years ago, returns to Hahn
Hall to help decide who among the
budding solo piano and other instru-
mental Academy Fellows will ascend
to the Granada as soloists accompa-
nied by the full Festival Orchestra
on Concerto Night under Andres
Grams’ baton on July 21. Los Angeles
Philharmonic pianist Gloria Cheng,
conductor Nicholas McGegan (who
returns to conduct the Academy
Chamber Orchestra on August 4),
New York Philharmonic executive
director Matthew VanBeisen, and Los
Angeles Philharmonic Vice President
of Artistic Planning Chad Smith
round out the panel.
Meyers answered a few questions
via email last weekend.
Q. What do you look for in judging a
competition? What are the factors and
how do they rank in importance?
A. I think it is vital that any young
artist has something interesting to say
and is able to express himself-herself
freely. Music is a deep form of com-
munication and audiences can feel the
energy of an artist immediately.
As a violinist, do you have more of
an affinity for the string players? What
do you do in order to evaluate the other
instruments fairly?
When a musician has an interesting
personality, it doesn’t matter which
instrument they play. Great musician-
ship is apparent almost immediately
from bar one.
What do you recall from the days when
you had to audition and compete yourself?
Any advice for the current fellows?
I hated it! Nerves play a role, and
you can put unnecessary pressure on
yourself to try and “win.” Over time, I
learned that all anyone can do is play
their best and try and have fun.
Can you tell us about the two Stradivarius
violins you own, including the extremely
valuable “Molitor”?
I toured on the ‘Royal Spanish’
Stradivari, dated 1730, for about five
years before coming across the ex-
Napoleon/Molitor Stradivari, dated
1697. The Royal is tall, dark and hand-
some and has a very deep sound.
“Molly” is beautiful, powerful, and
has a sound that is super clean and
laser-like in its intensity. The Molitor
really fills a hall and this December,
I am looking forward to this greatly
when I play the Barber Concerto in
Carnegie Hall. I also showcased both
violins by playing both parts of the
Bach Double Concerto on my latest
recording, Air – The Bach Album.
You’ve played with the Santa Barbara
Symphony several times, including in
January when you were eight months
pregnant. Do you have a special affinity
for this area?
Yes. Lots of my family lives
here. My sister and brother-in-law
are doctors at the Sansum Clinic and
have two adorable boys, and my par-
ents also recently moved to Santa
Barbara. Even before I had family here
I loved coming here. Santa Barbara is
beyond gorgeous!
I notice you are also scheduled to come
back to town, Montecito even, later in
the month to perform at the Montecito
International Music Festival. What will
you be playing? Will you also teach?
I will be playing the Arensky Trio
and the Mendelssohn Octet. The Octet
is so intense for the first violinist as it
feels like playing a violin concerto. I
will also teach a master class while I
am in Montecito.
The Music Academy of the West’s
annual Concerto Competition takes
place 9:30am-12:15pm and 1:45-4:30pm
Saturday at Hahn Hall. Tickets are $13 &
$14, respectively.
This Week at the Music
Academy of the West
Thursday, July 5: MAW hosts its
annual open house as the public is
invited to enjoy all the offerings total-
ly free of charge as well as indulge
in the splendors of the lush gardens
and sprawling lawns at the Miraflores
campus. There are several master
classes at 1pm (faculty artists Jerome
Lowenthal, Richie Hawley and Mark
Lawrence conducting piano chamber,
clarinet, and trombone & tuba events
in Hahn, Lehmann and Weinman halls,
respectively) and two more at 3:15
(Edward Atkatz, percussion, Hahn
Hall; and Jonathan Feldman, collab-
orative piano, Lehmann Hall). There
are special tours of the gardens (with
Carole Halsted, chair of Academy’s
Garden Committee, at 10am) and new
Luria Education Center (with Sharon
Westby, chair of the Academy’s Board
of Directors, at 11). Refreshments from
the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be
available from 3-4pm in front of the
Main House, while the evening brings
a special screening of Nigel Wattis’
1991 documentary film, Dame Kiri Te
Kanawa, which profiles the acclaimed
soprano and chronicles a year’s worth
of stunning international performances
by the diva who will teach a master
class on July 11 and perform in recital
in a long sold-out concert on July 12.
Meanwhile, if you can’t make it to cam-
pus during the day, today also marks
the first of two “1st Thursday Street
Music” events, as academy fellows per-
form al fresco at Paseo Nuevo Court as
part of the Downtown Organization’s
monthly arts celebration.
Friday, July 6: Fabrizio Melano –
who helmed the non-musical side of
Barber of Seville for the MAW last sum-
mer – is back on campus to lead a vocal
master class this afternoon. Melano has
worked at top opera houses around
the world for more than 40 years and
has kept an ongoing relationship with
New York’s Met since 1969 – a span
that has seen him direct 21 produc-
tions, including seven new or revised
ones. He staged Puccini’s La Bohème,
which inaugurated the acclaimed
PBS “Live From the Met” series in
1977, and Les Troyens, which opened
the Met’s centennial season in 1983.
He also directed Tony Randall’s last
play Right You Are, with the National
Actors Theater (3:15pm; Hahn Hall;
$19/$17 seniors & students)… It’s
nearly impossible to get tickets to a
Picnic Concert on short notice. The
evenings of wildly eclectic chamber
music played by the Academy Fellows
in various ensembles are one of the
most popular events on the Miraflores
campus every summer, with every
show a sellout. But if you’re already
one of the lucky ones – or know some-
body you can beg, borrow or steal
from – you’re likely in for a treat as the
2012 fellows get their first crack at the
public with tonight’s premiere Picnic
Concert (7:30pm; Hahn Hall; $29).
Saturday, July 7: Mosher guest art-
ist Gil Shaham winds up his MAW
residency with an intimate recital at
Hahn Hall. The Grammy and Avery
Fisher Award winning violinist, who
was also recently named Musical
America’s 2012 Instrumentalist of the
Year, will perform Schubert’s Sonatina
in A minor for Violin and Piano, D.
385, Op. 137, No. 2; Bach’s Partita No.
2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV
1004; and Franck’s Sonata in A Major
for Violin and Piano, accompanied
by MAW collaborative piano chair
Jonathan Feldman (8pm; $40).
Tuesday, July 10: Rosetti String
Quartet co-founder and first violinist
Henry Gronnier conducts the week-
ly string chamber master class this
afternoon, bringing his experience as
both a member of a respected ensem-
ble and as the director of the chamber
music program at USC’s Thornton
School of Music (1pm; Lehmann Hall;
$12 general, $12 seniors/students)…
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers returns to
Santa Barbara as one of five judges for the
annual Music Academy of the West Concerto
Competition Finals, taking place this Saturday,
July 7 at Hahn Hall
Fabrizio Melano leads a vocal master class at
Hahn Hall on Friday, July 6
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ontecito has a new center
and the core has a heart. This
is urban renewal Montecito
style. The group of buildings behind
the Pharmacy at San Ysidro and East
Valley Roads has emerged from its
incubation period. Shops are about to
open; paving is going down. And, after
a couple of rainy winters age down the
new-construction gloss with a mossy
patina, I think we will have a good
example of an upscale upgrade.
This transformation has been years
in the making, and has succeed-
ed against all odds. The Don Nulty
design, and its deft steering through
the scary straits of County processing
has produced a winner. The same pro-
cess that has so far tanked the Miramar
has paid off in spades for the Gunner
project. Just down the hill we have the
12-year dead zone of a perfectly good
beachfront hotel still waiting for an up-
from-the-ashes miracle from a string of
optimistic but defeated owners. These
heavyweights crashed on the same
rocks the pharmacy corner has just suc-
cessfully navigated.
The Gunner family wants to stay
in the background but the process is
instructive as a tutorial on how to get
things done. Observe the process:
Rule 1: Not a big increase in density.
This aging collection of buildings was
used as a place marker for size, bulk,
and scale, while new construction was
proposed to replace the old.
Rule 2: No lurching change in circula-
tion. Existing paths and connections
were documented and preserved to
link off-street access to the neighboring
shopping center and street.
Rule 3 : No loss of use or visual distur-
bance. The street facade remained as
usual so construction monitors and
self- appointed vigilantes hardly knew
anything was happening. Historic
preservation in action… and the busi-
nesses stayed open.
Rule 4 : Quality construction. Good
architecture pays off. Deep pock-
ets and staying power are needed,
but return on investment will follow.
Beautiful.
As for the buildings and their style,
the variety of materials, size, and
Our Living
Heritage
by Jock M. Sewall A.I.A.
Urban Renewal, Montecito Style
Jock Sewall, a fourth generation Californian, has been a practicing architect in
Santa Barbara for 25 years. In 2005 he was a Visiting Scholar at the American
Academy in Rome where he started his book, now published, on Mediterranean Architecture. His book
on Californian Mission Architecture is due out October 2012.
shapes give the whole a casual but
inviting look; each building is sepa-
rate enough so the tenants will have
some identity without wild signage.
The new separate buildings treat the
parking lot like a courtyard with good
cobble paving thoughtfully placed.
This architectural style was no
accident. The owner and architect
got together with Maria Herold, the
Montecito Association’s sorely missed
archivist and historian, to find and sort
out the smaller landmark structures
from Montecito’s early heritage days
to use as inspiration for the new work.
The result is history repeating itself in
a good way. No more generic ranch-
style tile-roofed boxes. The prototypes
chosen were venerable old buried-in-
ivy carriage houses in Riven Rock, old
California adobes, or leftover outbuild-
ings from the Birnam Wood lemon
packing days. As a result, we are treat-
ed to a variety of commercial cottages
with a familiar look and sturdy shells
with character waiting to happen.
The new construction work does not
violate the rural feel that has given
Montecito its charm. Pharmacy Corner
fits the original context and lifts the
neighborhood in quality without
becoming too precious or self-impor-
tant.
Like a new pair of running shoes,
the center should age gracefully and
inevitably through use and occupancy.
Moreover, the quality is built-in and
should create durable value that will
hold up under the heavy use an attrac-
tive amenity like this will generate.
Personally, I hope one of the side yard
patios spawns a coffee bar with an
oasis feel instead of the new normal:
planted curbside on a busy street fac-
ing traffic.
In sum, good architecture requires
three things: a good architect, a good cli-
ent, and a good budget. The Pharmacy
makeover obviously had all three.
Congratulations to all involved. •MJ
The group
of build-
ings in the
upper village
behind the
Pharmacy at
San Ysidro
and East
Valley Roads
nears com-
pletion
According to Jock Sewall,
the construction behind
the pharmacy has three
things: a good architect,
a good client, and a
good budget
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 28 • The Voice of the Village •
W
hen we frst moved into
our condo we had a small
back patio, large enough
for either a deluxe $3,999.99 hot tub
that ft six, or a $39.99 table and four-
chair set with non-matching charcoal
grill.
“Great table huh kids?”
“Yeah, if you like plastic.”
“It’s my turn to sit!”
“Is not!”
“Is too!”
“What’s burning?”
“Who wants well-done?”
The patio wall was completely cov-
ered with a trumpet vine and had no
access to the outside world. But it
was great. We owned a patio – along
with the bank of course. Then we
found out that the original contractor,
anxious to finish the 40-unit complex,
took – if you can image – a few short-
cuts at the end. Including making the
patios smaller than the unit footprint
and forgetting to put in gates. So, the
association took a vote and decided
people could extend their walls and
add gates if they wanted – at their
own expense of course. We talked to
a patio expert.
“I can tear down the old wall, pour
a new cement floor, and add a gate
for, say, six grand – or so.”
“Yikes.”
“Or just do the gate and wall for
five bills and you could put in a
lawn or something.”
“Great lawn, huh kids?”
“It’s just dirt.”
“And there are a hundred birds
eating the grass seed.”
“I feel like I’m in an Alfred
Hitchcock movie.”
The grass did eventually grow. We
moved the table onto the lawn and
bought two more chairs so all was
well.
“My turn for the new chair.”
“Is not!”
“Is too!”
“The table legs are sinking.”
It turns out grass takes a lot of
water and mowing and weeding, so
we took it all out and put in a bunch
of flowering plants with a little step-
ping stone path.
“Something’s crawling up my leg!”
“Mine too!”
“It’s a bee. There are bees every-
where!”
Over the years we’ve changed this
little space many times. For a while
it was a lavender garden.
“Wow, a butterfly.”
“Another one.”
“Here come more.”
“It’s a Monarch invasion, run!”
Then the patio became a cactus
garden with Mexican pots.
“Look. Tacos. Not burned. Cool.
It’s... ouch!
“Yeeoooowww.”
“I’m bleeding over here.”
And until just recently we had a
nice simple yet plush ground cover.
“I lost my sunglasses”
“Check down here.”
“I’m not putting my hand in there.”
“Anyone seen the dog?”
Throughout these iterations, I was
always just the mower, the digger-
upper, the compost carrier – and
of course, backyard chef. But that
all started to change a few years
ago when I began the most unlike-
ly hobby for a person with barely
opposable – and definitely not green
– thumbs. I started growing, pruning
and collecting bonsais.
“Smell that barbecued chicken?
Um-ummm.”
“Is that whiskey?”
“Part of my new secret sauce.”
“You shouldn’t pour it onto the
flame....”
“Oops. Who wants Cajun?”
There were a few problems with
my new hobby.
“The table is full of pots?”
“So are the chairs.”
“What’s that smell?”
“Today was fertilizer day. Don’t
they all look happy?”
“Yeah, especially the ones crammed
into those small bowls.”
“And the ones with all the wires
bending their little limbs.”
“That’s all part of the art.”
“Do the bonsais know that?”
We bought a rack, then another,
and another, but when my tree count
passed fifty, it became hard to see the
forest through the miniature trees.
So we are currently moving onto
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So we are currently moving onto Phase Umpteen of our
little patio’s history – putting in a Japanese garden
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 29 I’m always amazed that people take what I say seriously; I don’t even take what I am seriously – David Bowie
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W
hile being a small town
dentist sounds quaint
and routine, Dr. Mark T.
Weiser, DDS is anything but. During
his three decades in practice, he
has gone far beyond the traditional
track by innovating, researching and
actively educating his patients and
peers.
Weiser comes from a long line of
medical doctors. When the time came
for him to choose a path, he was
advised to consider dentistry, simply
because the hours were better. Weiser
acknowledges that the choice proved
serendipitous, as dentistry has prov-
en to offer a stimulating career with
avenues for advocacy, fame and con-
tinued learning.
In 1979, after graduating from
the University of the Pacific, Weiser
opened his own practice in Santa
Barbara. Ever curious, Weiser has
consistently been at the forefront of
technology and innovation within
the industry. He was one of the first
dentists in the country to incorpo-
rate lasers into his practice and co-
authored a book on the topic.
Eventually he expanded his prac-
tice to include cosmetic dentistry and
joined with Bill Dorfman, a notable
Beverly Hills based dentist. The duo
partnered as the “Extreme Team”
that provided cosmetic dentistry for
the hit ABC show Extreme Makeover.
Weiser also filmed A Brand New You,
a BBC program about smile make-
overs.
While Weiser enjoys his occasional
Hollywood moments, he is rooted
in patient health and has become an
advocate for recognizing the con-
nections between oral and systemic
health. Weiser adds, “The mouth is
a gateway to the rest of our body, so
many issues seen in the mouth can
have cascading effects throughout
the system.” To that end, Weiser trav-
els to Cuba several times a year to
lecture at the university and advance
research around the use of Ozone in
dentistry. Known as a powerful tool
to fight infection, Ozone is slowly
gaining widespread acceptance.
Known as the Santa Barbara Sleep
Dentist, Weiser is one of the few den-
tists that offer patients with obstruc-
tive sleep apnea a retainer-like
device as an alternative to surgery
or the cumbersome C-PAP. He says,
“Snoring is at epidemic levels and
many people don’t realize their den-
tist can offer a solution.” Weiser does
free public seminars on the topic.
As for advice he’d give to our
readers on the general dental front,
Weiser says, “Practice good oral
hygiene; stay hydrated and address
dry mouth issues (caused by medica-
tions or other conditions), as good
saliva is key to preventing cavities,
and see your dentist regularly for
checkups and screenings, as we see
things in our screenings that can
detect systemic illnesses and can-
cers.”
When he’s not working, Weiser
is chasing great surf on his stand-
up paddleboard. For information on
upcoming seminars, visit www.bou
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Dr. Mark T. Weiser, DDS
In Business
by Jennifer Kennedy
Phase Umpteen of our little patio’s
history – putting in a Japanese gar-
den. We consulted a Japanese garden
expert.
“Let’s see, I can build individual
stands for each tree, put in a water
feature, a bridge, giant Buddha, a
meditation garden...”
“How much will all that cost?”
“Eight, maybe ten grand.”
“Yikes.”
“Or I guess I could build shelves
and let you do the rest.”
“Who wants dinner in the new
garden?”
“It’s dirt.”
“And that smell, fertilizer day
again?”
Eventually, we’ll finish the new
garden and have many more won-
derful and peaceful family cookouts
on our little condo patio.
“What is that anyway?”
“Teriyaki steak and tempura veg-
etables.”
“Which one is which?”
“Something’s on my plate.”
“Caterpillars!”
“They’re coming from the bonsais.
Ahhhhh...”
Wonder if we should contact Sunset
Magazine about a feature story? •MJ
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 30 • The Voice of the Village •
MISCELLANy (Continued from page 7)
work affiliate, in the last few weeks.
Canadian-born weekend anchor,
Scott Hurst, has left the station and
will be covering the Olympics in
London for another television enter-
prise.
In the meantime, Victoria Sanchez,
who interviewed me a number of
times while she was a reporter at
KCOY-TV, the CBS affiliate in Santa
Maria, has joined the talent pool on
TV Hill under news director and eve-
ning anchor, C.J. Ward.
It will no doubt help that Victoria,
who studied at Cal State University at
Northridge, is the daughter of Santa
Barbara police chief, Cam Sanchez.
UCSB graduate Josh Elliott, a
news anchor on ABC’s Good Morning
America, has been appointed a host,
along with former The Insider anchor,
Lara Spencer, on Good Afternoon
America, which launches Monday.
“It’s tremendous that GMA has this
opportunity to extend its reach and
bring something new to the after-
noons,” says Josh, who joined the
show as a news anchor in May last
year after several years on ESPN’s
Sports Center.
“It’s gratifying to play a role in it
and genuinely hope our audience will
come along for the ride.”
Given the tremendous rivalry
between GMA and NBC’s “Today”
show, Ann Curry, a regular visitor
here over the years – she gave the
keynote graduation speech at the Cate
School two years ago –, was ousted in
a very public departure as $25 million
a year Matt Lauer’s co-anchor last
week.
However, Ann, who I’m told has
been seen around town, will be stay-
ing on doing news reporting for the
remaining two years of her three-year
contract, which pays her $10 million
annually.
“That is what she is really good
at,” says my mole at 30 Rock in New
York, where the top-rated a.m. show
is taped. “But she was perceived as
weak with celebrity interviews and
the cooking segments, which make up
much of the lighter side of the show.”
Bel Air Brandy Bash
Not many people will make a 200
miles roundtrip journey for a drink,
but when the libation in question is a
$2,500 Baccarat crystal bottle of Remy
Martin Louis XIII cognac, it’s clearly
worth the mileage.
The boffo brandy, which dates
back to 1695, is aged in 300-year-old
oak barrels using wine grapes from
the Grande Champagne territory of
Cognac, France.
Checking out the product at a $50
million mega-manse in the rarefied
Los Angeles enclave of Bel Air were
polo patriarch Glen Holden and his
wife, Gloria, former president Wes
Ru, Chuck Lande and Texan gad-
about Charles Ward.
“It is quite a cognac,” says Glen,
who splashed out on a bottle for his
wine cellar. “Even the bottle design
goes back nearly five hundred years.
They even initialed it for me!”
A price tag like that certainly calls
for a stiff drink...
Celebrating Wine
Visitors to the 25th annual Santa
Barbara Wine Festival at the Museum
of Natural History were up the creek!
The Fleischmann Auditorium, which
normally hosts a number of food and
wine exhibitors, has been taken over
for the “DinoMania!” exhibit, mean-
ing most of the 50 winemakers and
30 food vendors were lined up by the
creek that runs through the museum’s
sprawling 11-acre oak shaded cam-
pus.
“In fact, we were unable to accom-
modate all the wineries we normal-
ly have because of the space situa-
tion,” says museum publicist, Easter
Moorman.
Despite the change, the popular
event sold 1,000 tickets and grossed
around $50,000.
The bash, with longtime chair
Meridith Moore, was positively
seething with gourmands and oeno-
philes checking out the wares...
Royal Anniversary
This weekend marks the first anni-
versary of Prince William and Kate’s
visit to the Santa Barbara Polo Club,
the undoubted highlight of its centen-
nial year.
William, who just celebrated his
30th birthday and inherited around
$16 million from a trust set up by
his late mother, Princess Diana, is
being brought more to the fore as the
future monarch, after his father Prince
Charles, 63.
He is also amassing quite a col-
lection of homes, as the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge get set to move
into Clock Court, the 20-room four
story Kensington Palace apartment of
Queen Elizabeth’s late sister, Princess
Margaret – which also has a private
walled garden –, after a $1.7 million
renovation next year.
For his birthday last month,
William also received a property at
Sandringham, the Queen’s 20,000 acre
estate in Norfolk, reportedly York
Cottage, the former home of King
George V and Queen Mary, on their
marriage in 1895. It is currently used
as an estate office.
He also has a three-bedroom game-
keeper’s cottage, Tamn-na-Ghar, on
the Balmoral estate in Scotland, which
was a gift from the late Queen Mother.
And when Charles ascends to the
throne some time hence, William will
become Prince of Wales, as well as
Duke of Cornwall, whose duchy –
133,658 acres of land and property in
23 counties and central London – cur-
rently generates revenues of around
$30 million annually.
Meanwhile, my Buckingham Palace
mole tells me the tony twosome have
held off any baby plans until next
year, as William did not want a Kate
pregnancy to overshadow his grand-
mother’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.
And, of course, if the first-born child
is a girl, she will be the next monarch
after William, given the 1,000-year-old
law of primogeniture – the first born
male becoming king – was changed
last year...
Bringing Down the House
It may not have been so much
groundbreaking as wall shattering
when the Ensemble Theatre Company
held a “Bring Down the House!” cer-
emony with its top donors and sup-
porters, donning hard hats, at the
80-year-old Victoria Community Hall,
which, after a $10.5 million renova-
tion, will become the 300-seat New Vic
next year replacing its longtime home,
the rustic Alhecama Theatre
“The path has not been a straight
one,” admitted Jonathan Fox, execu-
tive artistic director. “It has been ser-
pentine, labyrinthine, rather like the
Gordian Knot. But is has now been
unraveled and we are here!”
The building, which was originally
a church, is owned by three nonprofit
groups – Unity Shoppe, CALM and
RSVP – which eventually signed off
on the lease for the 32-year-old theat-
rical group.
Schipper Construction, who built
the Music Academy of the West’s
impressive $15 million Hahn Hall, is
expected to take 14 months to com-
plete the project, which will include
a 50-foot tall tower that will allow for
advanced scenery changes and light-
ing configurations, and stadium-style
seating.
The day, which was ten years in
the making, with the fundraising
launched by Sara Miller McCune,
Leni Fe Bland, and Mike and Anne
Towbes, was celebrated by all the
guests signing a large drawing of the
theatre, which will be framed and
hung in the new lobby in due course.
Among those joining the wall demo-
lition bash were Simon Williams,
Steven Sharpe, David Grossman,
Derek Westen, Gene Sinser and Patty
DeDominic, Alice Wilfong, Christine
Holland, Eleanor Van Cott, mayor
Helene Schneider, Mehgan Tanner,
Herb and Elaine Kendall, Grant
House, Randy Rowse, Mercedes
Millington, and Jerry and Dinah
Baumgartner...
Tuesdays @ 8
One of the more popular features of
the Music Academy of the West’s sum-
mer festival, Tuesdays @ 8, kicked off
in glorious fashion at Hahn Hall with
works by De Falla, Varese, Debussy
and Liszt, with Jerome Lowenthal
on piano for the latter two pieces and
baritone Jeffrey Goble with “Trois
Ballades de Francois Villon.”
The entire second half was devoted to
French composer Camille Saint-Saens’
amusing “Carnival of the Animals”
with legendary mezzo-soprano,
Former
UCSB stu-
dent Josh
Elliott, new
host of
ABC’s Good
Afternoon
America
Prince William and Kate celebrate their one-year
anniversary this weekend
Wesley Ru, Yves Delaunay, Charles Ward, Gloria and Glen Holden, Paul Vitagliano, and Chuck Lande
in Bel Air
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Marilyn Horne, who teaches master
classes on the Miraflores campus, nar-
rating the wonderful accompaniments
for all 14 movements dreamed up by
poet Ogden Nash 63 years ago.
It will also be lucky for some on
Friday, July 13, when 26 accom-
plished students present a free cham-
ber music recital in the 350-seat hall,
followed by a reception on the Leni
Fe Bland Plaza.
The program will include excerpts
from chamber and vocal works by
Mozart, Haydn, Handel, Faure, Bruch
and Schubert, among others.
The participants will also present
a casual patio concert on Friday at
Here’s the Scoop on Coast Village
Road, which will include string and
wind players performing in solos and
other formats.
Chilling out, indeed...
Champion Coach Chad
Former Montecito Union School stu-
dent, Chad Arneson, is quite a ball
player.
Chad, now a coach at Santa Barbara
High School, has just been named
California Coaches Association vol-
leyball coach of the year, an award
that recognizes coaching excellence,
as well as contributions of time, ser-
vice and dedication to his young
athletes.
Chad has coached the Dons for eight
years and won the Channel League
title every season. From 2005 to 2009,
his league record was a most impres-
sive 40-0.
He is the second SB High coach to
win the accolade. A year ago, another
MUS graduate James Bedard, boys
golf coach, received the honor.
What is it they say about little
acorns?...
Just Fun
It was quite a turnout at Just Folk
in Summerland when the owners, for-
mer TV producers Marcy Carsey and
Susan Baerwald, hosted a salon bash
for the Arts Fund.
Marcy, who developed such shows
as Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, 3rd
Rock From the Sun, Roseanne and The
Cosby Show, joined the guests as Susan
introduced Brooks Davis Anderson,
deputy director of the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, talking about
the evolving definitions of outsider art.
Among those quaffing the wine
and scoffing the canapés were Nancy
Gifford, Joanne Holderman, Barbara
Burger, Gene Sinser and Patty
DeDominic...
Rest in Peace
Friends have been remembering
Henry Schimberg, former chief execu-
tive and president of Coca-Cola, who
has just died in the south of France
aged 79.
An inveterate traveler, Schimberg,
who retired from the Coke organi-
zation in 2000 and lived at Birnam
Wood, began his heady career as a
route driver in Chicago in 1958 and
rapidly ascended the executive ladder.
“He was known as one of the indus-
try’s most skilled bottlers, and his
focus on execution was legendary,”
says John Sicher, editor and publisher
of Beverage Digest.
“He was fiercely competitive and
loved the industry.”
Latterly, Schimberg became owner of
the Carr Vineyards & Winery, with fif-
teen vineyards under its management...
Remembering Nora
On a personal note, my condolences
to my old friend and erstwhile New
York Magazine colleague, Nick Pileggi.
Nick, who co-wrote the screenplays
with Martin Scorsese for Goodfellas
and Casino, just lost his wife of 25
years, the equally talented journalist-
turned- successful Hollywood screen-
writer-director Nora Ephron, at the
age of 71.
They were one of the most highly
entertaining couples on the Manhattan
scene and Nora, best known for her
romantic comedies When Harry Met
Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, was a tre-
mendous wit who would often have me
in stitches at some chic soirée or other.
More recently, she made the won-
derful film, Julie & Julia, about the late
Montecito culinary wizard, Julia Child,
starring Oscar-winner Meryl Streep.
She also received three Academy
Award nominations for screenwriting,
including Silkwood, which also starred
Streep and the singer Cher.
A most memorable lady who will be
much missed...
Sightings: Veep actress Julia-Louis
Dreyfus and husband, Brad Hall,
celebrating their wedding anniver-
sary with dinner at Olio e Limone...
Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli
noshing at Trattoria Mollie... Julia
Roberts, husband Danny Moder,
and their children, Phin, Hazel and
Henry, breakfasting at Jeannine’s on
Upper State Street
Pip! Pip! for now
Readers with tips, sightings and
amusing items for Richard’s column
should e-mail him at richardmin-
eards@verizon.net or send invita-
tions or other correspondence to the
Journal •MJ
Former MUS
student, Chad
Arneson, gets
top athletics
honor
Opera legend
Marilyn Horne
waxes poetic
with Ogden
Nash wit
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 32 • The Voice of the Village •
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dining room with crackling freplace and
creekside views. Chef Matthew Johnson’s
regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of
herbs and vegetables harvested from the on-site
chef’s garden. Recently voted 1 of the best 50
restaurants in America by OpenTable Diner’s
Choice. 2010 Diners’ Choice Awards: 1 of 50
Most Romantic Restaurants in America, 1 of
50 Restaurants With Best Service in America.
Open for dinner from 6 to 10 pm daily.
Sunday Brunch 10 am to 2 pm.
Trattoria Mollie $$$
1250 Coast Village Road (565-9381)
Tre Lune $$/$$$
1151 Coast Village Road (969-2646)
A real Italian boite, complete with small but
fully licensed bar, big list of Italian wines, large
comfortable tables and chairs, lots of mahogany
and large b&w vintage photos of mostly fa-
mous Italians. Menu features both comfort food
like mama used to make and more adventurous
Italian fare. Now open continuously from lunch
to dinner. Also open from 7:30 am to 11:30 am
daily for breakfast.
Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria $$
1483 East Valley Road (565-9393)
Delis, bakeries, juice bars
Blenders in the Grass
1046 Coast Village Road (969-0611)
Here’s The Scoop
1187 Coast Village Road (lower level)
(969-7020)
Gelato and Sorbet are made on the premises.
Open Monday through Thursday 1 pm to 9 pm,
12 pm to 10 pm Friday and Saturday, and
12 pm to 9 pm on Sundays.
Jeannine’s
1253 Coast Village Road (969-7878)
Montecito Deli
1150 Coast Village Road (969-3717)
Open six days a week from 7 am to 3 pm.
(Closed Sunday) This eatery serves home-
made soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, and its
specialty, The Piadina, a homemade fat bread
made daily.
Panino
1014 #C Coast Village Road (565-0137)
Pierre Lafond
516 San Ysidro Road (565-1502)
This market and deli is a center of activity
in Montecito’s Upper Village, serving fresh
baked pastries, regular and espresso coffee
drinks, smoothies, burritos, homemade
soups, deli salads, made-to-order sandwiches
and wraps available, and boasting a fully
stocked salad bar. Its sunny patio draws
crowds of regulars daily. The shop also
carries specialty drinks, gift items, grocery
staples, and produce. Open everyday 5:30 am
to 8 pm.
Village Cheese & Wine
1485 East Valley Road (969-3815)

In Summerland / Carpinteria
Cantwell’s Summerland Market $
2580 Lillie Avenue (969-5893)
Garden Market $
3811 Santa Claus Lane (745-5505)
Jack’s Bistro $
5050 Carpinteria Avenue (566-1558)
Serving light California Cuisine, Jack’s offers
freshly baked bagels with whipped cream
cheeses, omelettes, scrambles, breakfast bur-
ritos, specialty sandwiches, wraps, burgers, sal-
ads, pastas and more. Jacks offers an extensive
espresso and coffee bar menu, along with wine
and beer. They also offer full service catering,
and can accommodate wedding receptions to
corporate events. Open Monday through Fri-
day 6:30 am to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday
7 am to 3 pm.
Nugget $$
2318 Lillie Avenue (969-6135)
Padaro Beach Grill $
3765 Santa Claus Lane (566-9800)
A beach house feel gives this seaside eatery its
charm and makes it a perfect place to bring the
whole family. Its new owners added a pond,
waterfall, an elevated patio with freplace and
couches to boot. Enjoy grill options, along with
salads and seafood plates. The Grill is open
Monday through Sunday 11 am to 9 pm
Sly’s $$$
686 Linden Avenue (684-6666)
Sly’s features fresh fsh, farmers’ market veg-
gies, traditional pastas, prime steaks, Blue Plate
Specials and vintage desserts. You’ll fnd a full
bar, serving special martinis and an extensive
wine list featuring California and French wines.
Cocktails from 4 pm to close, dinner from 5 to 9
pm Sunday-Thursday and 5 to 10 pm Friday and
Saturday. Lunch is M-F 11:30 to 2:30, and brunch
is served on the weekends from 9 am to 3 pm.
Stacky’s Seaside $
2315 Lillie Avenue (969-9908)
Summerland Beach Café $
2294 Lillie Avenue (969-1019)
Tinkers $
2275 C Ortega Hill Road (969-1970)
Santa Barbara / Restaurant Row
Bistro Eleven Eleven $$
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard (730-1111)
Located adjacent to Hotel Mar Monte, the
bistro serves breakfast and lunch featuring
all-American favorites. Dinner is a mix of tradi-
tional favorites and coastal cuisine. The lounge
advancement to the restaurant features a big
screen TV for daily sporting events and happy
hour. Open Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 9 pm,
Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am to 10 pm.
Cielito $$$
1114 State Street (225-4488)
Cielito Restaurant features true favors of Mexi-
co created by Chef Ramon Velazquez. Try an an-
tojito (or “small craving”) like the Anticucho de
Filete (Serrano-chimichurri marinated Kobe beef
skewer, rocoto-tomato jam and herb mashed po-
tatoes), the Raw Bar’s piquant ceviches and fresh
shellfsh, or taste the savory treats in handmade
tortillas at the Taqueria. It is located in the heart
of downtown, in the historic La Arcada.
Chuck’s Waterfront Grill $$
113 Harbor Way (564-1200)
Located next to the Maritime Museum, enjoy
some of the best views of both the mountains
and the Santa Barbara pier sitting on the newly
renovated, award-winning patio, while enjoy-
ing fresh seafood straight off the boat. Dinner is
served nightly from 5 pm, and brunch is offered
on Sunday from 10 am until 1 pm. Reservations
are recommended.
Enterprise Fish Co. $$
225 State Street (962-3313)
Every Monday and Tuesday the Enterprise Fish
Company offers two-pound Maine Lobsters
served with clam chowder or salad, and rice or
potatoes for only $29.95. Happy hour is every
weekday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Open Sunday
thru Thursday 11:30 am to 10 pm and Friday
thru Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm.
Los Agaves $
600 N. Milpas Street (564-2626)
Los Agaves offers eclectic Mexican cuisine, using
only the freshest ingredients, in a casual and
friendly atmosphere. Serving lunch and dinner,
with breakfast on the weekends, Los Agaves fea-
tures traditional dishes from central and south-
ern Mexico such as shrimp & fsh enchiladas,
shrimp chile rellenos, and famous homemade
mole poblano. Open Monday- Friday 11 am to
9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 9 pm.
Miró $$$$
8301 Hollister Avenue at Bacara Resort & Spa
(968-0100)
Miró is a refned refuge with stunning views,
featuring two genuine Miro sculptures, a
top-rated chef offering a sophisticated menu
that accents fresh, organic, and native-grown
ingredients, and a world-class wine cellar. Open
Tuesday through Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm.
Olio e Limone Ristorante $$$
Olio Pizzeria $
17 West Victoria Street (899-2699)
Elaine and Alberto Morello oversee this
friendly, casually elegant, linen-tabletop eatery
featuring Italian food of the highest order. Of-
ferings include eggplant souffé, pappardelle
with quail, sausage and mushroom ragù, and
fresh-imported Dover sole. Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence-winning wine list. Private
dining (up to 40 guests) and catering are also
available. It is open for lunch Monday thru
Saturday (11:30 am to 2 pm) and dinner seven
nights a week (from 5 pm).
Next door at Olio Pizzeria, the Morellos
have added a simple pizza-salumi-wine-bar
inspired by neighborhood “pizzerie” and
“enoteche” in Italy. Private dining for up to
32 guests. The Pizzeria is open daily from
11:30 am to close.
Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro $
516 State Street (962-1455)
The Wine Bistro menu is seasonal California
cuisine specializing in local products. Pair your
meal with wine from the Santa Barbara Winery,
Lafond Winery or one from the list of wines
from around the world. Happy Hour Monday
- Friday 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The 1st Wednesday of
each month is Passport to the World of Wine.
Grilled cheese night every Thursday. Open for
breakfast, lunch and dinner; catering available.
www.pierrelafond.com
Rodney’s Steakhouse $$$
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard (884-8554)
Deep in the heart of well, deep in the heart of
Fess Parker’s Doubletree Inn on East Beach in
Santa Barbara. This handsome eatery sells and
serves only Prime Grade beef, lamb, veal, hali-
but, salmon, lobster and other high-end victuals.
Full bar, plenty of California wines, elegant
surroundings, across from the ocean. Open for
dinner Tuesday through Saturday at 5:30 pm.
Reservations suggested on weekends. •MJ
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 33 Anything worth doing is worth overdoing – Mick Jagger
Rivals Still Relevant
On Entertainment
by Steven Libowitz
Steven Libowitz has
reported on the arts and
entertainment for more
than 30 years; he has
contributed to Montecito
Journal for over ten
years.
R
ichard Brinsley Sheridan’s The
Rivals may be 235 years old, but
we’re still enjoying the trickle
down effects of the play. The satirical
mistaken-identity romantic comedy
features a character named Mrs.
Malaprop, who constantly uses the
wrong word in an attempt to sound
important. The word malapropism
to describe that wordy action came
directly from the play.
The basic story finds three suitors
vying to win the hand of a beautiful
heiress. But masked identities, raging
jealousy, dangerous duels and other
over-the-top detours create the fire for
the comedy that has entertained audi-
ences since the 1770s.
Erik Stein, who plays Sir Anthony
Absolute, a wealthy baron trying
to marry off his son, is also PCPA
Theaterfest’s casting director. He dis-
cussed the play over the telephone last
week, as the production prepared to
shift from Santa Maria to the Solvang
Festival Theater.
Q. How is the show going over in Santa
Maria?
A. It’s a really funny show. But I
think it surprised all of us how funny
the audience thinks it is, too. We all
enjoy each other so much, and in
rehearsal we laughed at each other,
but it was hard to tell what others
would think of it. It’s two hundred
and thirty-five years old, and the lan-
guage is thick and smart, and it might
take ten minutes for your ear to adjust
to the little bit of a different sound of
English. But we trust our audiences
to trust us, that they’re willing and
excited to go on this ride with us. And
once they do, it’s really good, really
funny and very relevant even now.
The Rivals was considered quite out-
rageous and bawdy for its time. Does it
hold up two hundred and thirty-five years
later? Does it still provoke?
It really does. It’s not one-liners from
1775. It’s the situations the characters
find themselves in that are funny. You
could turn on Two and Half Men or any
current sitcom and they’re dealing
with the same type of thing: guys try-
ing to convince a girl to run off with
him, and some authority figure stand-
ing in the way. So he disguises himself
as someone else to win her heart. And
the adults end up looking foolish and
the young people are cool and hip.
That still works today.
Can you tell me about casting the work?
The nice thing at PCPA is we have
the small group of resident actors.
We select the plays with the people
in mind to play the roles. You really
couldn’t find a better Mrs. Malaprop
than Kitty Balay, and Quinn Mattfeld
was born to play Captain Jack. And
then we also fortunately have had a
good string of luck over the last few
years. I hired a few actors when I took
the job three years ago – Stephanie
Philo, Jeff Parker, Jacqueline
Hildebrand – and they liked work-
ing here. So those were the first calls
I made and it’s been very exciting to
bring back some of our favorites. The
rest came from auditions: when I put
out audition notices, the amount of
actors from all over the country who
contacted me for roles was astound-
ing. I’ve met a lot of actors who say
it’s one of their favorite plays and
they’ve always wanted to do it, which
was very surprising to me, because
all I knew was that I’d heard of it, but
I’d never even read it before. We had
quite an array of talent to choose from.
ENTERTAINMENT Page 354
Casting direc-
tor Erik Stein
as Sir Anthony
Absolute with
Quinn Mattfeld
playing Captain
Jack Absolute
in PCPA
Theaterfest’s
production
of The Rivals,
beginning
Tuesday, July 5
ARLINGTON
1317 State Street - 963-4408
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Fri & Sat - 6:30 - 10:30
PASEO NUEVO
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11:10 5:20
2:10 8:30
Eugene Levy (PG-13)
Tyler Perry’s MADEA’S
WITNESS PROTECTION
11:00 1:35 4:10 6:45 9:20
BRAVE (PG)
11:30 2:25 5:00 7:40
Blake Lively....Salma Hayek
in An Oliver Stone Film
+ SAVAGES (R)
1:30 4:45 8:00
+ KATY PERRY:
PART OF ME (PG)
12:45
3:15 5:45 8:15
MADAGASCAR 3: (PG)
EUROPE’S MOST WANTED
12:30 5:20
Chris Pine....Elizabeth Banks
PEOPLE LIKE US (PG-13)
2:45 7:45
THE BEST EXOTIC
MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG-13)
Fri & Mon-Thu - 5:00 7:45
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THE INTOUCHABLES (R)
Fri & Mon-Thu - 5:15 8:00
Sat/Sun - 2:20 5:15 8:00
+ (*) THE AMAZING
SPIDER-MAN (PG-13)
12:30 7:00
3:45 10:15
Mark Wahlberg....Mila Kunis
+ TED (R)
12:45 2:10 3:30 4:50
6:40 7:35 9:20 10:15
Playing on 2 Screens
MADAGASCAR 3: (PG)
EUROPE’S MOST WANTED
12:30 2:50 5:10 7:25
Matthew McConaughey
MAGIC MIKE (R)
1:00 4:00 7:00 9:55
BRAVE (PG)
1:10 3:50
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED
7:10 9:30 (R)
PROMETHEUS (R)
9:40
+ (*) THE AMAZING
SPIDER-MAN (PG-13)
12:00 3:15 6:30 9:40
11:00 1:00 2:10 4:10
5:20 7:20 8:30 10:20
Mark Wahlberg....Mila Kunis
in A Seth MacFarlane Film
+ TED (R)
11:30 2:00 4:45 7:30 10:10
Disney & PIXAR Presents
BRAVE (PG)
11:10 1:40 4:20 7:00 9:30
Channing Tatum
MAGIC MIKE (R)
12:45 4:00 7:10 10:00
Alec Baldwin....Judy Davis
Ellen Page...Penelope Cruz
in A Woody Allen Film
+ TO ROME WITH LOVE (R)
Fri & Mon-Thu - 5:00 7:45
Sat/Sun - 2:00 5:00 7:45
+ SAVAGES (R)
12:30 3:30 6:45 9:45
+ TO ROME WITH LOVE (R)
1:00 3:45 6:30 9:15
MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG-13)
12:20 2:35 5:00 7:20 9:35
PEOPLE LIKE US (PG-13)
1:20 4:10 6:55 9:25
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in 3D:
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3-D: add $3.00 Premium Charge to All Advertised Pricing
No Bargain Tuesday pricing for films with (*) before title
Alec Baldwin/Ellen Page in Woody Allen’s
+ TO ROME WITH LOVE (R)
Paseo Nuevo Riviera
Benicio Del Toro/John Travolta/Blake Lively
in Oliver Stone’s + SAVAGES (R)
Paseo Nuevo Fairview
+ KATY PERRY: PART OF ME (PG)
in 2D & 3D at both: Metro 4 Fairview
ARLINGTON
1317 State Street - 963-4408
Courtyard Bar Open
Fri & Sat - 6:30 - 10:30
PASEO NUEVO
8 W. De La Guerra Pl. - S.B.
PLAZA DE ORO
371 Hi t chcock Way - S. B.
RIVIERA
2044 Alameda Padre Serra - S.B.
+ Denotes ‘SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT’ Restrictions
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916 Stat e St reet - S. B.
CAMINO REAL
Features Stadium Seating
CAMINO REAL MARKETPLACE
Hollister & Storke - GOLETA
METRO 4
Features Stadium Seating
618 Stat e St reet - S. B.
FAIRVIEW
Features Stadium Seating
225 N. Fai rvi ew - Gol eta
+ KATY PERRY:
PART OF ME (PG)
11:20 1:50
4:20 7:00 9:30
+ (*) THE AMAZING
SPIDER-MAN (PG-13)
11:10 5:20
2:10 8:30
Eugene Levy (PG-13)
Tyler Perry’s MADEA’S
WITNESS PROTECTION
11:00 1:35 4:10 6:45 9:20
BRAVE (PG)
11:30 2:25 5:00 7:40
Blake Lively....Salma Hayek
in An Oliver Stone Film
+ SAVAGES (R)
1:30 4:45 8:00
+ KATY PERRY:
PART OF ME (PG)
12:45
3:15 5:45 8:15
MADAGASCAR 3: (PG)
EUROPE’S MOST WANTED
12:30 5:20
Chris Pine....Elizabeth Banks
PEOPLE LIKE US (PG-13)
2:45 7:45
THE BEST EXOTIC
MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG-13)
Fri & Mon-Thu - 5:00 7:45
Sat/Sun - 2:00 5:00 7:45
THE INTOUCHABLES (R)
Fri & Mon-Thu - 5:15 8:00
Sat/Sun - 2:20 5:15 8:00
+ (*) THE AMAZING
SPIDER-MAN (PG-13)
12:30 7:00
3:45 10:15
Mark Wahlberg....Mila Kunis
+ TED (R)
12:45 2:10 3:30 4:50
6:40 7:35 9:20 10:15
Playing on 2 Screens
MADAGASCAR 3: (PG)
EUROPE’S MOST WANTED
12:30 2:50 5:10 7:25
Matthew McConaughey
MAGIC MIKE (R)
1:00 4:00 7:00 9:55
BRAVE (PG)
1:10 3:50
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED
7:10 9:30 (R)
PROMETHEUS (R)
9:40
+ (*) THE AMAZING
SPIDER-MAN (PG-13)
12:00 3:15 6:30 9:40
11:00 1:00 2:10 4:10
5:20 7:20 8:30 10:20
Mark Wahlberg....Mila Kunis
in A Seth MacFarlane Film
+ TED (R)
11:30 2:00 4:45 7:30 10:10
Disney & PIXAR Presents
BRAVE (PG)
11:10 1:40 4:20 7:00 9:30
Channing Tatum
MAGIC MIKE (R)
12:45 4:00 7:10 10:00
Alec Baldwin....Judy Davis
Ellen Page...Penelope Cruz
in A Woody Allen Film
+ TO ROME WITH LOVE (R)
Fri & Mon-Thu - 5:00 7:45
Sat/Sun - 2:00 5:00 7:45
+ SAVAGES (R)
12:30 3:30 6:45 9:45
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1:00 3:45 6:30 9:15
MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG-13)
12:20 2:35 5:00 7:20 9:35
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3-D: add $3.00 Premium Charge to All Advertised Pricing
No Bargain Tuesday pricing for films with (*) before title
Alec Baldwin/Ellen Page in Woody Allen’s
+ TO ROME WITH LOVE (R)
Paseo Nuevo Riviera
Benicio Del Toro/John Travolta/Blake Lively
in Oliver Stone’s + SAVAGES (R)
Paseo Nuevo Fairview
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5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 34 • The Voice of the Village •
THURSDAY, JULY 5
Museum moments – Becoming ever
more of a hub for the arts in downtown
Santa Barbara, the Museum of Art hosts
two special events at its Museum Store
this evening in addition to its usual 1st
Thursday bonanza. The Eyemusement
Trunk Show features Susan
Moore, fashion designer and colorist,
and Mary Jane Pappas, acclaimed
kitchen and bath designer, who have
partnered to launch a line of eyewear
and corresponding accessories. The
longtime friends saw a need for reading
glasses that were colorful, sophisticated,
witty, affordable, well-made, and – most
importantly – that would make women
and men in the burgeoning Baby
Boomer market feel attractive. Their
new collection includes reading and
sunglasses for women and men in a wide
range of color and styles. Vintage frame
styles from the 1950s through the 1970s
inspired many of the designs, and several
frames feature unique components
such as elegant mathematical details,
Feng Shui forms, and durable barrel
hinges. Also, Dana Gluckstein will
be on hand to sign copies of Dignity,
his collection of iconic photographs that
honors indigenous peoples worldwide
and celebrates the 50th anniversary of
Amnesty International, the Nobel Peace
Prize-winning human rights organization.
Gluckstein, whether photographing
a Haitian healer or a San Bushman
elder, aims to distill the universality
of experience that links us all without
diminishing the dignity of the individual.
WHEN: 5-8pm WHERE: 1130 State
Street COST: free INFO: 884-6454 or
www.sbmuseart.org
SATURDAY, JULY 7
Flying “A” @ 100 – Now that the
movie stars and other celebrities have
made Santa Barbara a nearby haven
for those feeing Hollywood, it’s hard
to imagine that our Eden-by-the-sea
was once the home to the studio and
production operation of a young,
aggressive media company whose
silent flms were screened worldwide.
The American Film Manufacturing
Company of Chicago, aka The Flying
“A”, arrived in Santa Barbara in July of
1912 and, in only eight years, created
over 900 flms and became world
famous. Prints of Flying “A” flms are
scattered worldwide in flm archives
and personal collections. Today’s Flying
“A” Studio Centennial Celebration
features a screening of several Santa
Barbara “frsts”, including the frst known
surviving flm to be made in Santa
Barbara (Method In His Madness), the
frst known surviving American Film
Company flm (A Touching Affair), the
frst known surviving Flying “A” flm
made in SB (The Vengeance That Failed),
and a frst-time Santa Barbara screening
of a 1915 “situation comedy” (To Rent,
Furnished). The movies will have live
piano accompaniment, with commentary
by UCSB Professor Dana Driskel
and local historian Neal Graffy. An
audience Q&A and wine and cheese
reception follow the program. Flying “A”
Studio memorabilia from the UC Santa
Barbara Special Collections will be on
display in the lobby throughout the event.
WHEN: 3-6pm WHERE: Pollock Theater
at Carsey-Wolf Center, UCSB campus
COST: $20 general, $10 students INFO:
893-5903 or www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Note to readers: This entertainment calendar is a subjective sampling of arts and other events taking place in the Santa
Barbara area for the next week. It is by no means comprehensive. Be sure to read feature stories in each issue that complement
the calendar. In order to be considered for inclusion in this calendar, information must be submitted no later than noon on the
Wednesday eight days prior to publication date. Please send all news releases and digital artwork to slibowitz@yahoo.com)
by Steven Libowitz

ONgOINg
Concerts in the
Park – One of
Santa Barbara’s
favorite free summer
soirées kicked off
the season last
week with crowds
packing Chase Palm
Park for Latin-tinged
music under the sun
and stars. Week 2
brings the Doo Wah
Riders, who play
high-energy country
music with a Cajun twist, or countrifed Cajun if you prefer. Either way, it’s perfect for
picnickers, partiers and partner dancing – or solo swaying if that’s your thing. The
Riders have played behind Collin Raye, Pam Tillis, Glen Campbell, Deanna Carter,
George Jones, Billy Ray Cyrus and Martina McBride, to name just a few, and offer
plenty of originals songs, too, including “Glowing in the Ashes,” which they played
live in the movie Basic Instinct. Don’t forget the lawn chairs, blankets, kids, Frisbees,
juggling pins, and other games, all of which are welcome on the grassy knoll located
directly across the street from the beach. Next week (July 12), it’s Captain Cardiac &
the Coronaries, who play rock ‘n’ roll hits from the ‘50s through ‘70s, dress in tacky
red suits and are a perennial crowd favorite. WHEN: 6-8:30pm WHERE: Cabrillo
Blvd. at Calle Cesar Chavez INFO: 897-1946 or www.sbparksandrecreation.com

FRIDAY, JULY 6
Harp on it – The
Music Academy of the
West is hosting its frst
harp master class in
memory this summer
(see TW@MAW for
details), and tonight,
it’s an embarrassment
of riches for fans of
the multi-stringed
instruments, especially
of the Celtic variety.
“Legends of the
Celtic Harp” features
Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter performing music and telling
stories on a single stage, an enviable gathering of three masters of the instrument.
Ball, a frequent visitor to the area in such locales as Song Tree Concert series and
SOhO, is an American master of the Irish harp and a captivating spoken word artist
who has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums which have
sold well over a half million copies internationally. Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist
who favors original melodies and song as recorded on the Windham Hill/Sony
music labels that have repeatedly placed on Billboard New Age music charts. Her
music is heard throughout the heralded PBS special “Alone in the Wilderness.”
Frankfurter transitioned from a progressive rock violinist to multiple instruments,
resulting in an unusual approach to the Celtic harp and folk harp repertoire.
WHEN: 7:30pm WHERE: The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa
Barbara Street COST: $15 in advance, $20 at the door ($12.50 seniors, students
& kids under 12) INFO: (415) 642-1466, www.brownpapertickets.com or www.
LegendsOfTheCelticHarp.com
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
Dream on – The German electronic
music Tangerine Dream has reached its
45th birthday, and while the rest of the
personnel has changed numerous times,
original founder-keyboardist-composer
Edgar Froese is still going strong. The
band is credited with pioneering both
electronic rock and New Age music,
although they themselves didn’t cotton
to either term. Tangerine was at the
forefront in employing Moog synthesizers
and sequencers, as Froese’s fascination
with technology and skill at using it –
including building his own instruments
– showed up right away. Classical music
as well as surrealism has always been a
part of Tangerine Dream’s oeuvre, while
its infuence extends well beyond ambient
artists. While the band – which has
garnered seven Grammy nominations
– hit its heyday in the 1970s, many
more people are familiar with their
music via their flm soundtracks,
more than 60 in all, including
Sorcerer, Thief, The Keep, Risky
Business, Firestarter, Legend, Near
Dark, Shy People, and Miracle Mile. The
band’s Electric Mandarine Tour 2012
originally was set to play only major
cities, but Santa Barbara was added
a late substitution after a cancellation
in Atlanta, marking Tangerine Dream’s
first ever appearance in town after 45
years! WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Granada
Theatre, 1214 State Street COST:
$26-$62 INFO: 899-2222 or www.
granadasb.org
THURSDAY, JULY 12
Johnny come lately – Jimmie Ray &
Cindi Cantrell and their band Black Train
have performed their tribute to Johnny and
June Carter Cash all over, including more
than 50 times at the Freemont Experience in
Las Vegas, at least twice at the new Plaza
Playhouse Theater in Carpinteria, and
two more times just last weekend in Santa
Ynez. Now, the SoCal country rockers are
bringing their act to Santa Barbara proper,
as SOhO hosts the story of Johnny Cash in
“The Man, The Music & the Memories.” The
evening takes the audience on a journey
through the life and times and of course
the music of the extraordinary couple, who
died within four months of each other back
in 2003, performed by the Cantrells, who
have themselves been married and singing
together since 1994. WHEN: 8pm WHERE:
SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State
Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $10
INFO: 962-7776, www.sohosb.com or
www.johnnycashcountry.com
Only the name is free – Fred
Freeman, who has taught screenwriting
for more than a decade, has a huge list of
credits to his name, dating back to such TV
shows as The Andy Griffth Show, The Dick
Van Dyke Show, Bewitched, Gilligan’s
Island, and The Jackie Gleason Show. He
wrote and produced several TV pilots, six
of which he sold as series to the major
networks; he also served as executive
producer of Empty Nest. His motion
picture credits include Start the Revolution
Without Me starring Gene Wilder and
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 35 I’ve got nasty habits; I take tea at three – Mick Jagger

FRIDAY, JULY 6
Sci-Fi inside & under
the stars – UCSB Arts
& Lectures and the City
of Santa Barbara are
bringing back their
popular series of free
summer screenings,
this year with a sci-
f theme. “ROBOTS!
SPACE ALIENS! BODY
SNATCHERS! Science
Fiction Film Classics
of the 1950s” features
screenings of eight
eerie and spectacular
classic flms from the decade, including the alien invasion epic The War of the
Worlds; the hair-raising, scream-inducing Invasion of the Body Snatchers; and sci-
f fan favorite Forbidden Planet with Anne Francis and Robby the Robot. You can
watch them indoors at UCSB Campbell Hall on Wednesdays at 7:30pm, or brave
the elements (and possible UFOs and alien invasions) at the Santa Barbara County
Courthouse Sunken Garden on Fridays at 8:30. The series kicks off Friday with the
gripping 1951 sci-f classic The Day the Earth Stood Still, a timeless flm about an
alien named Klaatu accompanied by Gort, a large and powerful robot, who lands
on Earth to warn humans about the consequences of their violent ways and their
increasingly destructive technology. Winner of a special Golden Globe Award for
promoting international understanding, the flm offers a wry commentary on the tense
political climate of the 1950s that might be even more applicable in today’s world
of drones, IEDs and WMDs. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic meal, lawn
chairs and blankets, and to arrive early to fnd the best spots for what has become
an annual Santa Barbara favorite. The series continues Wednesday and next Friday
with the 1951 Howard Hawks classic The Thing from Another World, about arctic
researchers and Air Force offcers who discover a huge, frozen space creature inside
a UFO that has crash-landed and have to fght for their lives after it emerges from
icy captivity. WHEN: 8:30pm today, 7:30pm Wednesday (series continues through
August 24) INFO: 893-3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

TUESDAY, JULY 10
Young lion – Most blues musicians didn’t start out by
taking violin lessons at age six with a faculty member
at the prestigious Eastman School of Music and even
fewer have served in a symphony orchestra. So Lionel
Young’s history as a member of the Pittsburgh Opera-
Ballet Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra
is only a precursor to the sort of varied career the
New York-born musician has enjoyed. He’s earned
the Young Artist Award (Pittsburgh Symphony); the
Concerto Contest (Carnegie-Mellon); the Passamenic
Award (Branchwood String Quartet); and the award
for the Best Blues Band in Westword’s Best of Denver.
He’s also won a position with the Denver Chamber
Orchestra and premiered a solo piece by William
Hill. He’s also played jazz and pop with Count Basie, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Paige-
Robert Plant, Doc Severenson, Linda Ronstadt, Living Color, Billy Taylor, Woodie
Herman and Stanley Turrentine, as well as worked with Homesick James, Homer
Brown, Hamlet Bluiett, Chief Bae and Johnny Long. As those later few names suggest,
Young’s main love is the blues, and he has morphed into a dedicated and avid
bluesman, writing and singing his own songs, playing guitar as well as continuing to
dazzle on the electric fddle. He is also the only two-time winner of the International
Blues Challenge, in both the solo-duo category (in 2008) and the band category (in
2011). Tonight’s concert with the Lionel Young Band marks another frst for the Santa
Barbara Blues Society: the oldest such organization in the U.S. has found a new
home at the Butler Event Center, which boasts a natural dance foor and two outdoor
patios. WHEN: 7pm WHERE: Butler Event Center, 3744 State Street COST: $25
general (student discounts available) INFO: 722-8155 or www.SBBlues.org
Donald Sutherland, Delirious starring
John Candy, The Big Bus with Stockard
Channing and Joe Bologna, and SPIES
with Elliot Gould and Donald Sutherland.
So who better on the local front to discuss
the process of writing a screenplay and
what happens if you’re actually lucky
enough to sell it in a Screenwriters
Association of Santa Barbara talk
entitled “Is Writing ‘The End’ or Just
the Beginning?” WHEN: 7pm WHERE:
Brooks Institute, 27 East Cota Street
COST: free INFO: 617-4503 or www.
screenwriterssb.org •MJ
Talk about casting in general. How do
you find the right mix of repertory players
and Actors Equity folks?
It’s a puzzle, but it’s one of the
fun parts of the job. We have to put
together a company that can do a lot
of different things. PCPA’s program
is designed to create complete actors
who have the full skill set. They can
do comedy, dramatic roles and also
belt out a tune and dance with the best
of them… There’s a lot of networking.
I teach the audition and business of
acting classes, so I do try to pass that
along to our students that it really
can be who you know. Open doors
through all kinds of ways and be pre-
pared when it comes along.
PCPA’s The Rivals plays 8pm
Tuesdays-Sundays, July 5-22, at Solvang
Festival Theater, 420 2nd Street. For
information and tickets, call 922-8313 or
visit www.pcpa.org.
It’s Element-al:
Masochists
with a message
The New York Times summed up the
interactions between the two made-
for-each-other masochists in Gruesome
Playground Injuries – the 2011 play
from Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
playwright Rajiv Joseph – as “Love
(ouch!) hurts”… but these two know
that physical agony can be more bond-
ing than sex.”
And producer Emily Jewell, whose
fledgling Elements Theatre Collective
is presenting the work as its second
ever production as free pop-up theater
in several venues around town this
month, couldn’t agree more.
“Oh absolutely,” she said over the
telephone last week. “People are con-
stantly self-sabotaging, whether it’s
physical or emotional. We all do it.
And there are so many reasons. It
could be fear of failure or of succeed-
ing, so you do stuff so you’re to blame.
Or you don’t like a part of yourself
and you desperately try to change it.”
Kayleen and Doug, who make up
the two-character drama, just take
things to extremes. Open sores, miss-
ing body parts, broken bones and
broken dreams draw them together
over the course of 30 years, beginning
when they meet as wounded children
in a parochial school infirmary. The
two friends – their relationship never
really progresses past platonic – get
together to compare scars and other
physical calamities that keep drawing
them together, as they share not only
the body aches but also moments of
love, loneliness and hope. If you can
make it through the gruesomeness
of the injuries, the connection can be
palpable.
“Though the incidents that make
up the plot may at some times seem
extreme, the emotional situations and
relationship of the characters are easy
to relate to,” director Sara Rademacher,
who co-founded Elements with Jewell,
wrote in an email. “Everyone had that
‘best friend’ in high school who they
were in love with, or later they found
out was in love with them. What this
play explores is a very personal con-
nection, yet it highlights universal
experiences in love, loss and loneli-
ness through the intimate lens of these
two characters.”
What makes the play somewhat
more compelling is its non-linear
structure. The action jumps back and
forth for 30 years in the characters’
lives. “It’s almost like they’ve grown
to that point even though they’ve
regressed in later scenes,” Jewell
explained. “The story is always mov-
ing forward even when time jumps
backwards.”
Mounting the production in unusu-
al places presents its own set of chal-
lenges, but also opportunities, Jewell
said.
“The spaces help tell the story, and
we have to make it adaptable to each
venue,” she said.
“I think different scenes will be
highlighted depending on where it’s
playing. It will take on different mean-
ing in every place.”
Elements Theatre Collective presents
Gruesome Playground Injuries at
various venues around town July 6-21.
It plays July 6-8 at Left Coast Books,
5877 Hollister Avenue, Goleta; July 13 at
Fishbon Pescadrome, 101 S. Quarantina
Street; July 14-15 at Motion Unlimited,
1333 De La Vina Street; July 19 at Isla
Vista Park; and July 20-21 at Java Station,
4447 Hollister Avenue. [There is also
private performance at Casa Esperanza
Homeless Shelter on July 11.] All shows
are at 8pm. For information and res-
ervations, call 232-4382 or visit www.
elementstheatrecollective.com. •MJ
ENTERTAINMENT (Continued from page 33)
Marie Ponce as Kayleen and Justin Stak as Doug
star in Elements Theatre Collective’s two-character
drama, Gruesome Playground Injuries (photo by
Sarah Jane Bennett)
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 36 • The Voice of the Village •
PUBLIC NOTICES
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business as: Private Equity
Group, 4533 Hollister Ave,
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Montecito West
Real Estate by Mark Hunt
Mark and his wife, Sheela Hunt, are in the real estate business. They live in Montecito with their daughter
Sareena, a freshman at SBHS. His family goes back nearly one hundred years in the Santa Barbara area.
Mark’s grandparents – Bill and Elsie Hunt – were Santa Barbara real estate brokers for 25 years.
E
ven though it is relatively small,
there are many defned sections
or areas within Montecito that
often require explanation. For instance
there is central Montecito, the upper
village, lower village, the beach area, a
“Golden Quadrangle” and east & west
Montecito.
While east and west Montecito
are within the 93108 Zip code, many
properties there are not necessarily
in either of the two Montecito School
Districts (Cold Spring Elementary and
Montecito Union School).
For purposes of this article, I am
focusing on west Montecito, which
would generally be considered any-
thing west of Alston Road, west of
Sycamore Canyon Road. This includes
the Rametto-Cima Linda-Eucalyptus
Hill area, as well as streets west of
Riven Rock, etc. While not an exact
mapping, this is close to a definition
of boundaries for western Montecito).
West Montecito is closest to the city
of Santa Barbara. Additionally, this
area is more of a hill section, with
many of the properties offering city,
mountain or ocean views… and in
some cases all of the above.
Here are four of my top picks from
my website www.MontecitoBestBuys.
com from the Westside area, for your
consideration.
115 Coronada Circle – $899,000
At just over 2,100 square feet, this
is, I believe, the largest home on
the market in the 93108 area priced
under a million dollars. Located in
the Eucalyptus Hill neighborhood in a
developed community of homes, the
area offers a common pool, sidewalks
and plenty of on-street parking, a pre-
mium in the hill areas of Montecito.
Some homes on this street offer ocean
views and one such property recently
sold for over $1,500,000. This home
does not offer an ocean view but
does boast an open single-level floor
plan, fireplace in the living room, two
bedrooms, two bathrooms, large den,
sliding glass doors opening to the
backyard, an attached two-car garage,
laundry area and spacious kitchen
with breakfast area and patio.
Association dues of $1,150 per quar-
ter year (about $384 per month) go
to pay for some exterior yard main-
tenance and the common pool area.
This home and all the homes on Coronada
Circle are located in the Cleveland School
District.
730 Woodland Drive – $1,199,000
This home is located on a private
cul-de-sac in the Cima Linda area and
is situated on .35 acres. The lot is street
to street, and the 1,800-square-foot
home is being sold as an “as is” REO
(Real Estate Owned – usually by the
bank). The home has been updated
and is presented as being in good
condition, offering three bedrooms
and two bathrooms. There is a large
living room with fireplace, a sunroom
with abundant windows and a nice
yard with citrus trees. Additionally
there are granite counters and stain-
less-steel appliances in the kitchen.
There is newer carpet throughout and
the bathrooms have been updated.
Woodland Drive has very little traffic
and is close to both Montecito’s lower
village and the city of Santa Barbara.
730 Woodland is located in the Cleveland
School District.
1 Sunrise Hill Lane – $2,890,000
This architectural statement sits on
a 1.13-acre lot, on a quiet Montecito
hill with a private road leading to just
a few homes. The house was designed
by architect Jan Hochhauser and
offers a dramatic entrance, high ceil-
ings and ocean views. There is abun-
dant off-street parking and a nicely
landscaped courtyard entrance. The
low-key barn-style exterior offers
little clue as to what lies beyond the
double-door entry. At 3,700+ square
feet, the expansive home includes
five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms on
two levels. An open kitchen & din-
ing room flows to the outdoor patio
with ocean views. The floors are a
mix of wood, natural fiber carpets
and stone.
1 Sunrise Hill Lane is located in the
Cold Spring School District.
1010 Cima Linda Lane – $3,995,000
This mid-century modern home
perched above Santa Barbara’s bird
refuge features vast ocean views.
Surrounded by equally impressive
properties, the property has five bed-
rooms and 5.5 bathrooms on one sin-
gle level. The home is named Villa
De Las Palmas and was designed to
reflect the vibe of a Palm Desert villa.
Floor-to-ceiling windows bring in the
light and views. A private courtyard
includes tropical landscaping and a
uniquely designed swimming pool.
The long driveway access off the street
that leads to the garage creates a
street-to-street lot feeling for increased
privacy. 1010 Cima Linda is located in
the Cleveland School District.
•••
For more information on these prop-
erties, contact your realtor. If you are
not working with anyone, and would
like more information on one of these
properties or would like to see other
listings available in Montecito, please
feel free to contact Mark or Sheela
Hunt through our website, www.
MontecitoBestBuys.com. •MJ
Comfortable and modern, this 2,100-sq-ft home
at 115 Coronada Circle is the largest such property
priced under a million dollars in the 93108 area
730 Woodland Drive is an REO and is for sale “as
is” for $1,199,000
1 Sunrise Hill Land is a big handsome house on a
good-sized lot and is on the market at $2,890,000
Wall-to-wall windows overlooking the ocean and
Channel Islands are a prominent feature of this
home at 1010 Cima Linda Lane
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 37 I’d rather be dead than singing “Satisfaction” when I’m forty-five – Mick Jagger
CITY OF SANTA BARBARA
NOTICE TO BIDDERS


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received
by the City of Santa Barbara Purchasing Office located at 310
E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, until 3:00 p.m. on
the date indicated at which time they will be publicly opened,
read and posted for:

BID NO. 5166

DUE DATE & TIME: July 19, 2012 UNTIL 3:00P.M.

Security Services at El Estero

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on July 10,
2012 at 1:00 p.m., at the El Estero Conference Room,
located at 520 E. Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara, CA, to
discuss the specifications and field conditions. Bid
Documents are available at the Purchasing Office and at
the pre-bid meeting.

Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa
Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and
conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all
forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained in
person at the Purchasing Office or by calling (805) 564-5349, or
by Facsimile request to (805) 897-1977. There is no charge for
bid package and specifications.

Bidders are hereby notified that any service purchase order
issued as a result of this bid may be subject to the provisions
and regulations of the City of Santa Barbara Ordinance No.
5384, Santa Barbara Municipal Code, Chapter 9.128 and its
impending regulations relating to the payment of Living Wages.

The City of Santa Barbara requires all contractors to possess a
current valid CALSAGA (California Association of Licensed
Security Agencies, Guards and Associates) Certification. The
company bidding on this must possess one of the above
mentioned licenses and be otherwise deemed qualified to
perform the work specified herein. Bids submitted using the
license name and number of a subcontractor or other person
who is not a principle partner or owner of the company making
this bid, will be rejected as being non-responsive.

The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority
and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full
opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will
not be discriminated against on the grounds of age (over 40),
ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender
identity and expression, marital status, medical condition
(cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race,
religious belief, or sexual orientation in consideration of award.

____________________
William Hornung, C.P.M. Published: July 4, 2012
General Services Manager Montecito Journal



CITY OF SANTA BARBARA
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
BID NO: 5143

Sealed proposals for the Purchase Order Contract (hereinafter
referred to as “contract”), Bid No. 5143, for the Breakwater
Concrete and Cap Repair – Phase IV will be received in the
Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara,
California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2012 to
be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who
wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for
making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said
Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General
Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street,
Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, “Breakwater
Concrete and Cap Repair – Phase IV, Bid No. 5143".

The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and
equipment necessary to complete the following: removal and
replacement of select sections of concrete seawall and walkway
at the breakwater area of the Waterfront per the plans and
specifications. The Engineerʼs estimate is $305,000. Each
bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in
accordance with the California Business and Professions Code.

There will be a mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting scheduled for
Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:00am at 132-A Harbor Way.

The plans and specifications for this Project may be viewed
online at CyberCopyʼs Website (www.cybercopyusa.com) under
the City of Santa Barbara Plan Room. To obtain a copy of the
plans and specifications for this Project and become a
registered plan holder, download a Bid Package Request Form
from the City Of Santa Barbara Plan Room site above by
clicking on the Project or by calling Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy
Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The Cityʼs contact for this
project is Linda Sumansky, Supervising Civil Engineer, 805-
564-5361.

Project Addendum notifications will be issued through
Ebidboard.com. Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all
notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders
are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the
Ebidboard website or the Cityʼs website at:
http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Business/Purchasing/Projects/.

Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of
Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of
California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general
prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the
Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor
shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of
Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to
apprentice public works contracts.

Per California Civil Code Section 3247, a payment bond in the
amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the
successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must
be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and
prior to the performance of any work.

The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty
bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the
proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashierʼs check
payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total
amount of the proposal.

A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid
total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond
must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to
award and prior to the performance of any work.

The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will
affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to
this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be
afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this
invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds
of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual
orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical
disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set
forth hereunder.


GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER
CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

____________________________
William Hornung, C.P.M.


PUBLISHED July 4 and 11, 2012 – Montecito Journal






on fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Lurdes Navarro. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001718. Published
June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 2012.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT: The
following person(s) is/are doing
business as: Specialty Cakes
& Desserts, 5924 Daley Street,
Unit #B, Goleta, CA 93117. Edgar
Alberto Castellanos, 602
Kentia Ave #2, Santa Barbara,
CA 93101. This statement was
fled with the County Clerk of
Santa Barbara County on June
11, 2012. This statement expires
fve years from the date it was fled
in the Offce of the County Clerk. I
hereby certify that this is a correct
copy of the original statement
on fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Kathy Miller. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001714. Published
June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2012.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT: The
following person(s) is/are doing
business as: Marbleous,
Marbleous For Kids, Paulette
Mentor Design, 33 Rubio
Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.
Paulette Boots Mentor, 33
Rubio Road, Santa Barbara, CA
93103. This statement was fled
with the County Clerk of Santa
Barbara County on June 7, 2012.
This statement expires fve years
from the date it was fled in the
Offce of the County Clerk. I
hereby certify that this is a correct
copy of the original statement
on fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Lurdes Navarro. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001690. Published
June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2012.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT: The
following person(s) is/are doing
business as: Worth Street
Reach, 313 W. Pedregosa
St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Deborah Barnes, 313 W.
Pedregosa St., Santa Barbara,
CA 93101. This statement
was fled with the County Clerk
of Santa Barbara County on
May 22, 2012. This statement
expires fve years from the
date it was fled in the Offce
of the County Clerk. I hereby
certify that this is a correct
copy of the original statement
on fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Miriam Leon. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001514. Published
June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2012.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT: The
following person(s) is/are doing
business as: Intec, 2913 Serena
Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
J. Raphael Puccino, 2913
Serena Road, Santa Barbara, CA
93105. This statement was fled
with the County Clerk of Santa
Barbara County on May 25,
2012. This statement expires fve
years from the date it was fled in
the Offce of the County Clerk. I
hereby certify that this is a correct
copy of the original statement
on fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Miriam Leon. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001567. Published
June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2012.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
FOR CHANGE OF NAME:
CASE No. 1385791. To all
interested parties: Petitioner
David Valencia Delgadillo
fled a petition with Superior
Court of California, County of
Santa Barbara, for a decree
changing name to David
Delgadillo Valencia. The Court
orders that all persons interested
in this matter appear before this
court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any,
why the petition for change of
name should not be granted.
Any person objecting to the
name changes described about
must fle a written objection that
included the reasons for the
objection at least two court days
before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the
hearing to show cause why the
petition should not be granted.
If no written objection is timely
fled, the court may grant the
petition without a hearing. Filed
May 25, 2012 by Terri Chavez,
Deputy Clerk. Hearing date:
July 26, 2012 at 9:30 am in
Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Published 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
BID NO: 5164

Sealed proposals for BID NO. 5164 for the MISSION CREEK
FISH PASSAGE AT TALLANT ROAD MAINTENANCE AND
REPAIR PROJECT will be received in the Purchasing Office,
310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until
3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26 to be publicly opened and read at
that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be
considered is responsible for making certain that its bid
proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids
shall be addressed to the General Services Manager,
Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara,
California, and shall be labeled, “MISSION CREEK FISH
PASSAGE AT TALLANT ROAD MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
PROJECT, BID NO. 5164".

The work to be performed under this purchase order contract is
located in the City of Santa Barbara and involves the restoration
of a portion of Mission Creek below Tallant Road bridge to
stabilize creek bed and banks and make suitable conditions for
fish migration including: Removal of rock rip-rap in creek bed,
modification of low flow channel in bridge apron, grading of
creek channel and installation of native boulders and cobble,
and construction of three tailwater control structures. The
Engineerʼs estimate is $130,903. Each bidder must have a
Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the
California Business and Professions Code.

There will be a mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting scheduled for
Thursday, July 12 at 9:30 AM at the Oak Park tennis courts
located on Tallant Road and Alamar Avenue, Santa
Barbara.

The plans and specifications for this Project may be viewed
online at CyberCopyʼs Website (www.cybercopyusa.com) under
the City Of Santa Barbara Plan Room. To obtain a copy of the
plans and specifications for this Project and become a
registered plan holder, download a Bid Package Request Form
from the City Of Santa Barbara Plan Room site above by
clicking on the Project or by calling Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy
Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The Cityʼs contact for this
project is Adam Hendel, Supervising Civil Engineer, at (805)
897-1921.

Project Addendum notifications will be issued through
Ebidboard.com. Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all
notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders
are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the
Ebidboard website or the Cityʼs website at:
http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Business/Purchasing/Projects/.

Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of
Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of
California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general
prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the
Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor
shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of
Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to
apprentice public works purchase order contracts.

Per California Civil Code Section 3247, a payment bond in the
amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the
successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must
be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and
prior to the performance of any work.

The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty
bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the
proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashierʼs check
payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total
amount of the proposal.

A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid
total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond
must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to
award and prior to the performance of any work.

The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will
affirmatively insure that in any purchase order contract entered
into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business
enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in
response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against
on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry,
sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age,
physical disability, medical condition, marital status or
pregnancy as set forth hereunder.


GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER
CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

___________________________
William Hornung, C.P.M.

PUBLISHED JULY 4 & JULY 11, 2012
Montecito Journal




5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 38 • The Voice of the Village •
HEALTH SERVICES
Expand Your Pleasure!
Tantra / Massage —Heal
body, mind & spirit with
Tantric energy, www.
askaphrodite.com . Call
805-904-5051
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
Enhancement of Health, Fitness and
Relaxation
by a professional CMT. R.N. In the comfort
of your home or suite. Seniors welcomed.
Reasonable rates. 805 698-3467.
Oriental Ayurvedic visiting healthcare.
Acupuncture, herbs and nutrition,
Specializing in anti-aging protocols.
Andrew Wells, L.AC. 451-3935.
SENIOR CAREGIVING SERVICES
In-Home Senior
Services: Ask Patti
Teel to meet with you
or your loved ones to
discuss dependable and
affordable in-home care.
Individualized service is
tailored to meet each
client’s needs. Our
caregivers can provide transportation,
housekeeping, personal assistance and
much more.
Senior Helpers: 966-7100
CONSULTING/GUIDANCE
COACHING
I Love Organizing!
Coaching sessions by phone
can help you get more organized too.
Choose an area of your life or home and
take small steps that can lead to big
changes.
Barbara LC,HC
961-4693
LifeWorks Coaching
What is a Life Coach?
The cornerstone of
happiness is based on
the fulfllment of your
dreams and passions.
I am here to help you
obtain the necessary
insights to realize your
potential and become
devoted to your purpose. I have over 25
years of experience, clinically and in private
practice. Nancy Hewitt, MA Psychology
805-217-5938
http://lifeworkscoachingseries.blogspot.
com/
CULINARY SERVICES
BRAZILIAN PERSONAL CHEF -
Experience in fsh, shrimp, chicken, beef,
pork cooked, fried or baked. Pastas and
Salads. I can also teach you to prepare
meals. Santa Barbara references. 805-705-
6383 homechef.sb@gmail.com
TUTORING SERVICES
PIANO LESSONS Kary and Sheila
Kramer are long standing members of the
Music Teachers’ Assoc. of Calif. Studios
conveniently located at the Music Academy
of the West. Now accepting enthusiastic
children and/or adults.
Call us at 684-4626.
PARLEZ-VOUS FRANÇAIS?
Learn the language with a native. Exam
prep, conversation,
translation, trip planning etc... Contact
Bénédicte Wolfe 455 9786
or bebe1415@verizon.net
LA VIE EN ROSE! If you do not feel well-
prepared for your next fall French course, I
would love to help you. I am a retired native
French teacher. 805 682-3644.
LEARN TO SPEAK PORTUGUESE
Are you going to Brazil for the Carnival or
World Cup or do you want to help save
the Amazon? Native speaker. Teacher
with MBA and References in SB.
805 705-6383
speakportuguese0@gmail.com
BOOKKEEPING SERVICES
Bookkeeper available. Organize your
fnances. 15 years experience. Mac or PC.
Payroll, sales tax & fnancial. statements.
Call Rebekka at 805-886-9047
PETS/PET SITTING/SERVICES
Doggy DayCare. Large private ranch
property, lots of exercising, grooming
available.Training also available. Overnight
and daycare as well. We treat your dog as
well as it would be treated at home. Great
refs & best rates in town. 805 684-7303
HOUSE SITTING SERVICES
House or Pet Sitting provided by mature,
retired couple who are residents of Santa
Barbara. Long or short term assignments.
Fees dependent on duties required.
Excellent local references available. Email:
afrench6@cox.net; tel: 805-569-5839.
COMPUTER/VIDEO SERVICES
VIDEOS TO DVD TRANSFERS
Hurry, before your tapes fade away. Only
$10 each 969-6500 Scott
PERSONAL/SPECIAL SERVICES
GLASS SCRATCH REPAIR
• Windows • Tables • Autos
SAVE $$$_YOU will be Amazed
FREE Quote Call Ron Cook 805 683.4434
LOANS TO DOCTORS
$250,000 to $1 million CASH.
www.MediqFinancial.com 702-239-1013
Watercolors & Custom Garden Portraits
www.erinwilliamswatercolors.com
POSITION WANTED
Property-Care Needs? Do you need a
caretaker or property manager? Expert
Land Steward is avail now. View résumé at:
http://landcare.ojaidigital.net
Well educated Nurse will assist with activity
of daily living at your home, able to provide
total patient car/repositioning, feeding,
hygiene, safety monitoring & changes in
health status at any time. For details, call
805-453-1285.
CAREGIVER AVAILABLE WITH
EXCELLENT WRITTEN REFERENCES
FROM DOCTORS & CLIENTS ( just
became available) I went to LVN school &
have a MA in clinical counseling! I am hard
working & an excellent cook.
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING (805) 565-1860
(You can place a classifed ad by flling in the coupon at the bottom of this section and mailing it to us: Montecito Journal, 1206 Coast Village Circle, Suite D, Montecito, CA 93108. You can also FAX your ad to us at: (805) 969-6654.
We will fgure out how much you owe and either call or FAX you back with the amount. You can also e-mail your ad: christine@montecitojournal.net and we will do the same as your FAX).
It’s Simple. Charge is $2 per line, and any portion of a line. Multiply the number of lines used (example 4 lines x 2 =$8) Add 10 cents per
Bold and/or Upper case character and send your check to: Montecito Journal, 1206 Coast Village Circle, Suite D, Montecito, CA 93108.
Deadline for inclusion in the next issue is Thursday prior to publication date. $8 minimum. Email: christine@montecitojournal.net
Yes, run my ad __________ times. Enclosed is my check for $__________
$8 minimum TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD $8 minimum
I have a passion for taking care of
seniors & disabled. (over twenty years
experience) I am capable of handling a lot of
responsibility.
I don’t mind working weekends & I am
fexible in the hours I can work. (CALL STAR
@ 805-684-0146)
Professional woman is seeking position.
25 yrs of Private Duty Nursing. Flexible
schedule. Available now for travel, run
errands, grocery shop, and much more.
Willing to house-sit.
Please call 805-729-7915
Experienced caregiver to provide your
with personal assistance, transportation,
housekeeping & much more. Refs upon
request. Ask for Diana 705-9431
ESTATE/MOVING SALE SERVICES
THE CLEARING HOUSE
708 6113 Downsizing, Moving & Estate
Sales
Professional, effcient, cost-effective
services for the sale of your personal
property Licensed. Visit our website:
www.theclearinghouseSB.com
REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Nancy Langhorne
Hussey
“Tested... Time &
Again”
805-452-3052
Coldwell Banker
/ Montecito
DRE#01383773
www.NancyHussey.com
BUYERS: Get informed, then call a
pro. Visit sbhomesearch.info, sbre.com and
facebook: ‘santa barbara real estate’. Then
call Kevin Young or Berni Bernstein Lic.
#00870443, Coastal Properties,
805-637-2048, kyoung@sbre.com
SHORT/LONG TERM RENTAL
CARMEL BY THE SEA vacation getaway.
Charming, private studio. Beautiful garden
patio. Walk to beach and town. $110/night.
831-624-6714
ARTIST MUST TOUR; ESOTERIC
AWESOME FURNISHED 4FLOOR
REDWOOD ON CULDESAC;
BKFST VIEW HOPE RANCH’S LAKE
LAGUNA BLANCA FROM 3000FT; 5
OBSERVATION DECKS; 20MIN TO
GELSONS; PAINTED CAVE;
GAVIN 805-679-3665;
$5000/MO
2 bd/1 ba with 2-car garage, freplace,
W/D, private patio & garden on Virginia
Lane, MUS district. $2755/mo includes
water & gardener.
Walk to beach.
(805) 695-0645.
Montecito estate for lease. 4bd/7ba. Private
3 acres. Pool/spa/ponds. Ocean/Mtn views.
$13,950/mo.
Call Karen 213-400-8511.
5 – 12 July 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 39 It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back – Mick Jagger
LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY (805) 565-1860
Live Animal Trapping
“Best Termite & Pest Control”
www.hydrexnow.com
Free Phone Quotes
(805) 687-6644
Kevin O’Connor, President
$50 off initial service
Voted
#1
Termite Inspection 24hr turn around upon request.
Got Gophers?
Free
Estimates
STEVEN BROOKS JEWELERS
Custom Design • Estate Jewelry
Jewelry Restoration
Buyers of Fine Jewelry, Gold and Silver
Confidential Meeting at Your
Office , Bank or Home
SBJEWELERS@GMAIL.COM (805) 455-1070
1101 State St
Santa Barbara
CA 93101
State and Figueroa
805.963.2721
a fne coffee and tea establishment
• 24-Hour Problem Resolution
• Grounds Supervision
• Contractor Management
• Preventative Maintenance
• Vendor Oversight
• Tenant Management
Put your trust in us.
Arnaud Barbieux (805) 886-7428
abestmgt.com • Montecito, CA. • Lic # 881251
ART
CLASSES
beginning to advanced
681-8831
classes@rivierafinearts.com
PERMANENT MAKE-UP
Sukie’s
Wake up in the morning as
beautiful as you were last evening
Summer Special
Eyebrows reg. $300, now $200
750 Technology Drive, Goleta 805-689-4208
since 1996
Picture Perfect Window Cleaning
1% REAL ESTATE FEE
Santa Barbara • Montecito
PATRIK MAIANI
805•886•0799
patrikpiano@gmail.com
www.OnePercentRealEsateAgent.com

DRE #01440541
15% off Pilates for Golfers, Pilates for Dads & Grads, & more
Tatiana's Pilates

Tel: 805.284.2840
www.tatianaspilates.com
5320 Carpinteria Ave. Suite F. Carpinteria,Ca 93013
WOODWORK/RESTORATION
SERVICES
Ken Frye Artisan in Wood
The Finest Quality Hand Made
Custom Furniture, Cabinetry
& Architectural Woodwork
Expert Finishes & Restoration
Impeccable Attention to Detail
Montecito References. lic#651689
805-473-2343 ken@kenfrye.com
HANDYMAN SERVICES
Peter “Tool Great”
Carpentry-Drywall-Tiles-Painting.
(805) 252-2476.
toolgreat@usa.com
TILE/STONE WORK
THE TILE GUY-Chris Suero
Quality Tile and Stone Installations by
an experienced, clean cut installer with
excellent references.
805-276-4290. Lic#910607
PAVING SERVICES
MONTECITO ASPHALT & SEAL COAT,
•Slurry Seal• Crack Repair• Patching• Water
Problems• Striping• Resurfacing• Speed
Bumps• Pot Holes • Burms & Curbs •
Trenches. Call Roger at (805) 708-3485
GARDENING/LANDSCAPING/TREE
SERVICES
Estate British Gardener Horticulturist
Comprehensive knowledge of
Californian, Mediterranean, & traditional
English plants. All gardening duties
personally undertaken including water
gardens & koi keeping.
Nicholas 805-963-7896
High-end quality detail garden care &
design.
Call Rose 805 272 5139
www.rosekeppler.com
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Do you love Reagan history? The
Reagan Ranch Center is seeking volunteers
who would be interested in serving as
docents for the Exhibit Galleries. Docents
will have the opportunity share the history of
President Reagan and his “Western White
House.” For more information or to apply,
please contact
Danielle Fowler at 805-957-1980
or daniellef@reaganranch.org.
Help Save Threatened Shorebirds!
Coal Oil Point Reserve is looking for
volunteers to help protect Western Snowy
Plovers on Sands Beach. We are looking
for volunteer docents to spend 2 hours
a week on Sands Beach, teaching the
public about the importance of protecting
the snowy plover habitat. You can make
a difference! Interested parties should
call (805)893-3703 or email copr.
conservation@lifesci.ucsb.edu.
Next training date:
Saturday, May 5,
9AM-12PM
“The 1st Memorial Honors Detail is
seeking veterans to get back in uniform
to participate in an on-call Honor Guard
team to provide military honors at funeral
or memorial services throughout Ventura
and Santa Barbara Counties. For more
information visit www.usmilitaryhonors.org,
email carlvwade@gmail.com,
or call 805-667-7909.”
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