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Alfredo Arroyo was a busboy at Caf Del Sol 37 years ago, now he owns the place; both Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker postpone SBIFF salute to attend Mandela funeral, p. 6

THIS WEEK IN MONTECITO, P. 10 MOVIE GUIDE, P. 49 CALENDAR OF EVENTS, P. 50

A MONTANA CHRISTMAS

Award-winning MJ travel writer Jerry Dunn visits snow-laden Triple Creek Ranch, chosen the Number One Hotel in the U.S., by Travel & Leisure (story begins on page 40)

To Heir Is Human
Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation arranges line of latter-day soldados to greet Prince Felipe of Spains arrival at the Biltmore, p. 14

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5 My Take The vote to approve or disapprove 101 widening project approaches 6 Montecito Miscellany  Jack Sears retires from Caf Del Sol; SBIFF event postponed; more TV crews descend upon Montecito; Steve Martin puts home on St. Barts on market; Katy Perry becomes most popular Twitter user; Kim Kardashian and Kanye West think big for upcoming wedding; Opera Santa Barbara presents A Winter Oering; New Vic opens with A Little Night Music; World Business Academy lunch; Westmont Colleges ninth annual Christmas Festival; Kathy Eldon signs book at Tecolote; Best Dressed Monk grand opening; Pink Martini impresses at Arlington; Scholarship Foundation holiday lunch; Gavin and Joanne Pearce Martin play together at MAW; Sally Barr and Egle Januleviciute join forces; Lalique and Bentley create male fragrance; sightings 8 Letters to the Editor  Montecito Board of Architectural Review pumps brakes on Crown Castle proposal; thoughts on the phrase giving back; funding NPR and PBS; the Rescue Mission likes Lyndas coverage; Tom Kress is back with more on Montecitos culture 10 This Week in Montecito  MUS food drive; MERRAG membership meeting; New Yorker discussion group; Pamela Zwehl-Burke exhibit; Common Ground Holiday Bazaar; SBHSs Multimedia Arts and Design Academy event; hikes at Sedgwick Reserve; Laguna Blanca presents Story Time; MBAR and MPC meetings; MUS Winter Sing; ongoing events Tide Guide  Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach 12 Village Beat  Rossell Studer and Sharon Egan open pop-up shop on Coast Village; Casa Dorinda president presents upgrades to retirement community; MA board votes to approve letter to MPC concerning YMCA expansion; Christine Lewis and Susan Land host historical trolley tours; Meet Your Makers presents Holiday Shop n Roll; Montecito Library launces new book club 14 Seen Around Town  SB Trust for Historic Preservation hosts Prince Felipe at Biltmore; CALMs Jeans and Jewelry event; Montecito Bank & Trusts million dollar non-prot giveaway 27 Coming & Going  Silverhorns Michael and Carole Ridding present Diana Basehart Foundation check for $2,500 through Rubys Friends Fund; theres still time to sign up for docent training at Casa del Herrero; John Burk receives journalism award 28 Trail Talk Visiting Death Valley and the Harmony Borax Works is worth the drive 30 Coup de Grace Grace Rachow catches up with an old friend 32 On Entertainment  Kim Wilson returns to town to play SB Blues Society dance concert; Paul Gordons Little Miss Scrooge debuts full production at Rubicon Theatre in Ventura; this years Santa Barbara Festival Ballets production of The Nutcracker dedicated to Desmond ONeill; SBIFF updates 38 Your Westmont  Womens soccer team falls in championship game; lots of hoops action in Murchison over holidays; Muhammad Yunus inked for Presidents Breakfast 40 Curious Traveler  Jerry Dunn and his wife spend a few serene days at Travel & Leisures Number One Hotel in the U.S., the Triple Creek Ranch in Montana 46 Legal Advertising 48 Guide to Montecito Eateries 49 Movie Guide 50 Calendar of Events  Phillip Claypool plays Upstairs at the G; Je Tweedy appears solo at Granada; Moscow Ballets production of Cinderella; Kids Draw Architecture holiday reception and exhibit; Santa Barbara Choral Society Christmas concert; Trinity Backstages annual holiday Benet-In-The-Round concert; Holiday Shop n Roll week long event; Met: Live in HD at Music Academy; Song Tree Concert Series holiday concert; Santa Barbara Master Chorale 18th annual carol sing-along 52 Real Estate  Four homes in the $10-million-plus price point, which surprisingly makes up 20% of Montecitos market currently 53 93108 Open House Directory Homes and condos currently for sale and open for inspection in and near Montecito 54 Classied Advertising  Our very own Craigslist of classied ads, in which sellers oer everything from summer rentals to estate sales 55  Local Business Directory  Smart business owners place business cards here so readers know where to look when they need what those businesses oer  12 19 December 2013

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MY TAKE

by Bob Hazard

Mr. Hazard is an Associate Editor of this paper and a former president of Birnam Wood Golf Club

ithin the next 60 days, the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) will be voting to approve or disapprove perhaps the most important construction project in Montecitos history: the $425-million widening of the 101 from just south of Milpas to Carpinteria. The Montecito Association (MA) 101 Community Coalition has worked very hard to convince Supervisor Salud Carbajal, Mayor Helene Schneider, California Governor Jerry Brown, and Secretary of Transportation Brian Kelly to support an alternative that retains left-lane on-off ramps at the Cabrillo-Hot Springs and Sheffield interchanges.

To Widen or Not to Widen the 101

Increased Highway Safety Risk

The Coalition has focused on whether or not the safety record of left-lane ramps at the current Cabrillo-Hot Springs interchange has been better than state averages. Caltrans claims that four-lane accident records at a single intersection are not particularly relevant. Right-lane on-off ramps are statistically safer than left-lane ramps, particularly on a widened six-lane freeway with higher speeds and multiple lane changes. Left-lane on-ramps force slower moving trucks and campers to merge into the high-speed passing lane. Leftlane off-ramps cause departing freeway trucks to slow down in the fastest of the three lanes to prepare to exit. Legal liability for accidents lies with Caltrans and the taxpayers, not with the City or County of Santa Barbara. According to the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO), which is charged with developing standards for highway design and construction in all 50 states, left-lane on- and off-ramps should be replaced by right-lane ramps whenever possible because right-lane ramps are statistically safer, have fewer traffic conflicts (high-speed lane shifting, highspeed merging, weaving), and a lower crash frequency. That same safety concern is supported by the Freeway and Interchange Geometric Design Handbook for ramp design published by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), the Traffic Engineering Handbook, 5th Edition, and the new Highway Safety Manual. Replacing left-side ramps would seem to be the wise choice.

Comparative Cost of MA 101 Community Coalition Alternative

The MA 101 Community Coalition believes their alternative will save taxpayers $60 million in construction costs, take two years less time to build, and cause far less disruption than the Caltrans F-Modified plan. Caltrans engineers and the MA 101 Community Coalitions own consultant Tajana Hamilton acknowledge that re-engineering and rebuilding of the existing left-lane ramps would be necessary to meet todays highway safety standards. Hence, the cost and time of re-construction of the left-lane ramps, according to Caltrans, is equivalent to the time and cost of construction of new right-lane ramps, and there would be no saving on a comparable basis.

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The best-kept secret regarding the MA 101 Community Coalition alternative is that it does not include a new southbound on-ramp to the 101 at the Cabrillo Boulevard-Hot Springs interchange. At least 1.2 million more cars, delivery trucks, and campers per year leaving the beaches, restaurants, and hotels of Santa Barbara, in addition to those working on the Riviera and lower East Side, are now forced to detour through Coast Village Road to enter the 101 southbound at Olive Mill. In 2008, the traffic count for the now-closed southbound 101 on-ramp at Cabrillo-Hot Springs was 4,450 cars and trucks per day, or 1.6 million per year. City of Santa Barbara Traffic Planner Rob Dayton suggests that 2008 ramp counts may have been temporarily inflated by 101-bound traffic trying to avoid the Milpas on-ramp while that intersection was under construction. Fair enough. Lets roll back to the 2005 traffic count for the now-closed southbound 101 Cabrillo-Hot Springs on-ramp, which was 3,200 cars per day. Assuming there has been absolutely no growth in Cabrillo Boulevard traffic over the last nine years, that still means that 1.2 million cars, trucks, and vans per year have been diverted onto Coast Village Road to enter the 101 at Olive Mill, San Ysidro, or points south. If southbound 101 on-ramps are critical at the Castillo, Garden, Milpas,

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New Owner for Caf Del Sol


he torch has been passed! After 47 years Jack Sears, owner of Montecitos iconic eatery, Caf Del Sol, situated just a tiaras toss from the Andree Clark Bird Refuge, has retired, passing ownership to Alfredo Arroyo, who has worked at the popular spot for 37 years. I started as a busboy at the age of fourteen and became a manager ten years later, learning the kitchen system and coming up through the ranks, says Alfredo, 51. Ive no doubt Jack and his wife, Emilie, will be keeping an eye on us and popping in on occasion. He loves the business and is probably already having withdrawal symptoms after nearly half a century. The restaurant is a pretty unique spot rather like the characters in the TV series Cheers. The late actress Jane Russell

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he Montecito Board of Architectural Review (MBAR) met recently with Crown Castle to discuss the conceptual review of 18 telecommunications facilities on 17 existing utility poles and one new pole to boost cell phone power reception. The meeting began with talk of color tones and size of what is described for the various poles as pedestal, vault, or shroud. It was clear the board was unprepared for what Crown Castle proposed; members only received the drawings an hour earlier. There were at least 50 concerned residents who showed up and dozens of emails that poured in all day. This was with relatively little awareness, as not even the board knows what is planned by Crown Castle. Fortunately, the meeting was postponed until board members have an opportunity to drive around with a map and develop a clear understanding of what type of fixture is planned for which pole. There were many

good comments and questions by fellow residents about health and welfare not just aesthetics, which is what this board is limited to. Two questions raised: Why cant Crown Castle (Verizon) place its antennas and boxes on public spaces instead of private residences and why must there be so many? People seem to have enough power as it is, but Sharon James of Crown Castle says more cell phone users are operating their devices, downloading increasing amounts of information requiring greater receptors. Claire Gottsdanker voiced her discomfort in being asked which color to choose for the proposed boxes by saying that she is on the board to protect and uphold the beauty of our bucolic community, and that the very idea of all these towers and antennas being placed everywhere is terribly off in some basic ways. And whats to stop Crown Castle

Olive Mill, San Ysidro, Sheffield, Evans, and Padaro Lane interchanges, why is a southbound on-ramp not needed at Cabrillo Boulevard-Hot Springs? How could one possibly argue there has been no increase in traffic congestion on Coast Village Road since the former 101 on-ramp at Cabrillo was closed? The increased traffic gridlock on Coast Village Road that discourages shoppers and changes the character of the neighborhood is visible to all who regularly shop or eat (or read the Montecito Journal) in the lower village. Recently, City of Santa Barbara traffic planners suggested that a traffic light at Coast Village Road and Middle Road would create a break and relieve the traffic jam on Coast Village Road. Hows that for changing the semi-rural community character of Montecito? It does not make sense to support a three-legged intersection that does not include a re-opened southbound 101 on-ramp at Cabrillo Boulevard.

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The decision on a widened 101 through Montecito now lies with SBCAG, which meets December 19 to discuss and in January to vote, up or down, whether or not to proceed with a widening plan. It has been reported in the press that Malcolm Dougherty, Director of Caltrans in Sacramento, has already drafted a letter to the SBCAG Board informing them that Caltrans will not grant Montecito an exception for leftlane on-off ramps. The Dougherty letter is expected to inform SBCAG that Caltrans will not re-circulate an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that includes left-lane ramps because Caltrans will not knowingly build a less safe alternative. That leaves SBCAG with two choices at its December 19 discussion meeting and January voting Board meeting: (1) If SBCAG votes to move forward with the $425 million widening project, which it once called the most important and most needed highway construction project in Santa Barbara County, Caltrans engineers will continue to work with SBCAG to seek federal and state funding grants, all of which require a certified EIR. (2) If SBCAG votes to reject Caltrans decision opposing left-lane ramps and chooses to re-circulate the draft EIR which contains an alternative that Caltrans will not build, Caltrans would have no choice but to certify the no build option in the current draft EIR. Without an approved EIR, Caltrans engineers would stop all work on the widening in the 10-mile Montecito corridor. Caltrans would have no project, and therefore would shift the $285 million request for in-state and federal funding to other highway projects in the state that are shovel-ready with approved EIRs. The choice for SBCAG is clear: either move forward to widen the 101, or vote to support a re-circulated EIR that includes left-lane ramps that, in my opinion, will never be built. There is a segment of North and South County residents that will take delight in seeing Montecito lose widening funding, condemning this community to a 50-year life of traffic misery. They see us as a community of pampered crybabies who routinely flaunt their wealth and influence to gain exemptions and special privileges. Dj Vu.

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While some in Montecito might celebrate an unwidened 101, the pragmatic majority among us will recognize that for the next 50 years the Montecito corridor will remain a crumbling, car-choked, litter-laden, fourlane 101, packed with frustrated drivers seeking relief by scooting through local Montecito roads as a bypass. Coast Village Road, Hot Springs, North Jameson Lane, Ortega Hill, and East Valley 192 will all become gridlocked parking lots. We have a responsibility to leave Montecito in better shape than when we found it. Is it a victory to leave as our permanent legacy that we rejected a safer highway widening plan that probably costs the same as the MA 101 Community Coalition alternative, takes the same amount of time to construct, removes at least 1.2 million cars and trucks a year from Coast Village Road, and causes less local traffic disruption in Montecito for the next 50 years? Twenty years ago, Montecito residents rejected a Caltrans plan to widen the 101 to six lanes. The concern at that time was landscaping. Now, 20 years later, SBCAG is about to double down on its previous error: rejecting widening once again. Five years ago, 79 percent of us voted for Measure A sales tax funding to widen the 101 as our most important priority in Santa Barbara County. Have 79 percent of us now changed our minds? Years from now, some puzzled scholar will ask, Why were we fixated back in 2014 on keeping those outdated left-lane on-off ramps when right-lane ramps are safer, cost the same, take the same or less time to construct, and dump less traffic onto local Montecito streets? MJ  12 19 December 2013

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 12

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Story Time at Laguna Blanca Laguna Blanca presents Story Time, a series of fun and interactive reading opportunities for children. Story Times will take place on several Saturdays this winter in the library at the Lower School campus and are free and open to the public. Today, storyteller Michael Katz will join the Laguna Blanca Lower School Library and perform a lively and animated storytelling about winter animals and hibernation. When: 9 am Where: 260 San Ysidro Road Info: 695-8143

Art Exhibit Opening Reception Pamela Zwehl-Burkes oilstick paintings-drawings are enlarged excerpts depicting ocean, pond, forest, garden, and field, organized to show the push-and-pull, the dynamic tension in nature and in designed compositions. Organic and somewhat abstract, most are made to be viewed in any of the four orientations. Many of the images connect water, sky, fauna, and flora. When: 7 pm Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way Cost: free RSVP: (805) 962-8404 x115

THURSDAY DECEMBER 12
Food Drive at MUS To benefit Santa Barbara Foodbank, donations can be left in the schools parking lot in the morning during drop off. Items needed include baby food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, rice, soup, and canned goods. When: 8:15 to 8:30 am Where: 385 San Ysidro Road Annual MERRAG Membership Meeting The meeting is to appoint new MERRAG board members, adopt the annual budget, and review MERRAG accomplishments for the year When: 10 am Where: Four Seasons Biltmore, 1260 Channel Drive Info: Geri, 969-2537 Discussion Group A group gathers to discuss The New Yorker When: 7:30 to 9 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road

Common Ground Holiday Bazaar Through teams of volunteers, Common Ground Santa Barbara County is dedicated to housing the most vulnerable on the streets of Santa Barbara; join them for the first annual Holiday Bazaar Silent Auction When: 5 to 7 pm Where: 901 Via Rosita Info: Claudia, (805) 451-5604, or visit www.commongroundsb.org

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Multimedia Arts & Design Academy Inauguration Multimedia Arts and Design Academy (MAD) at Santa Barbara High School will host an evening celebration to officially inaugurate the new home of the MAD Academy and its 250-plus students. The event will feature presentations from 3 to 5 pm, with a community open house showcasing student work from 5 to 6 pm, all in the new building located in downtown Santa Barbara. The MAD Academy opened in 1996 without computers, media equipment, or a classroom of its own. It was intended to provide a strong academic curriculum

and occupation-based training in a variety of marketable digital media-arts skills. The new building has more than three times the space of the original MAD facility and a flexible design to accommodate continuing innovation. The event, intended to acknowledge all those who have supported the project to develop MADs new home, will be led by two MAD student MCs. They will recognize major donors, including Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin (Lynda. com, which endowed the large studio in the new building), Karl and Pam Lopker (QAD, which endowed the new MAD lounge), and Stacy and Ron Pulice, who endowed a significant portion of the new building. When: 3 pm Where: 905 North Nopal Street, at the corner of Canon Perdido Info: 895-3886

Lane for hot cider, discounts, sample sales, a wreath-making class and more. When: All day on Saturday Where: Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria Just Folk Exhibit Join Just Folk in meeting artists and celebrating the creativity of two organizations, Alpha Resource Center SB and L.A.Goal When: 11 am to 3 pm Where: 2346 Lillie Avenue, summerland Info: (805) 969-1042 or www.justfolk.com Book Signing at Tecolote Louise Gaylord will be signing her new novel, Sutton Place, at Tecolote Book Shop in the Upper Village When: 3 to 5 pm Where: 1470 East Valley Road Info: (805) 969-4977 Sedgwick Reserve Hike The rugged Santa Ynez Valley is the setting for a series of monthly interpretive hikes and nature activities open to the public each fall on the 6,000-acre UCSB Sedgwick Reserve. Three hikes with varying themes such as geology, landforms, Sedgwick panoramas, plants, and animals or birds will be conducted, with hiking levels of easy, moderate, or strenuous. These hikes are approximately two to three hours each and are followed by the opportunity to picnic with your own lunch at the Reserve. In addition to the hikes, other activities such as a tour of the newlyrenovated barn, the new observatory, the pond, and the new Tipton House, as well as a set up for painters at the pond, and the use of a bocce ball court are all planned for those who dont want to hike and would like to just enjoy the Reserve attractions while the hikes are being conducted. Reservations required. When: 8:30 am Cost: $10 per hiker, or $15 per couple or family suggested donation Info and RSVP: Sedgwick@lifesci.ucsb.edu or 686-1941, extension 3

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teristics and character of Montecito When: 2 pm Where: Country Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 East Anapamu

TUESDAY DECEMBER 17
Sip & Shop Trunk Show Shop fall collection favorites, sip champagne, and have a lucky sneak peek at what is in store for Spring 2014 from California lifestyle designer Heidi Merrick at Bonita in Summerland When: 3 to 7 pm Where: 2330 Lillie Avenue, Summerland Info: (805) 565-3848

artist, author, ex-marine, architect, and builder Bill Dalziel is showing his paintings and prints of African Elephants with Attitude on the walls of Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro in the upper village. Ten percent of sales will be donated to the Save the Elephants charity. When: Ongoing Where: 516 San Ysidro Road Info: 969-7520

89 Eucalyptus Lane Cost: donation, snacks provided Info: Kai Hoye, 969-0859

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Casual Italian Conversation at the Montecito Library Practice your Italian conversation in a variety of skill levels while learning about Italian culture. Fun for all, and informative, too! When: 1 pm to 2 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063

socially and environmentally responsible practices When: 10 am to 3 pm Where: 130 East Cota Street, between Anacapa and Santa Barbara streets Info: www.meetyourmakers.org Local Artisans Market When: 2 to 6 pm Where: Food Walk Market, 2330-2350 Lillie Avenue, Summerland Info: www.localartisansmarket.com

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Art Classes Beginning and advanced, all ages and by appt, just call Where: Portico Gallery, 1235 Coast Village Road Info: 695-8850

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Vintage & Exotic Car Day Motorists and car lovers from as far away as Los Angeles and as close as East Valley Road park in front of Richies Barber Shop at the bottom of Middle Road on Coast Village Road going west to show off and discuss their prized possessions, automotive trends and other subjects. Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Corvettes prevail, but there are plenty other autos to admire. When: 8 am to 10 am (or so) Where: 1187 Coast Village Road Info: sbcarscoffee@gmail.com Boy Scout Troop 33 Meeting Open to all boys ages 11-17; visitors welcome When: 4 pm Where: Scout House, Upper Manning Park, 449 San Ysidro Road  MJ

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Montecito Planning Commission Meeting MPC ensures that applicants adhere to certain ordinances and polices and that issues raised by interested parties are addressed When: 9 am Where: Country Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 East Anapamu

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Story Time at the Library When: 10:30 to 11 am Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Connections Brain Fitness Program Challenging games, puzzles, and memory enhancement exercises in a friendly environment When: 10 am to 2 pm Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane Cost: $50, includes lunch Info: Kai Hoye, 969-0859

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Winter Sing Students, teachers, and parents at Montecito Union School spread holiday cheer When: 9 am to 2:30 pm, various times Where: MUS Auditorium, 385 San Ysidro Road

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La Pastorela A Mexican Christmas Drama, written by Pablo de la Guerra, will be performed. The script, written in Spanish in its original poetic form, is housed at the Archives at the Santa Barbara Mission. This dramatic play is filled with fun, culture, and live music, and has been presented and directed for the past 30 years by Elvira Gomez de Tafoya. Bring your friends and family. When: 7 pm tonight, 2 pm and 7 pm tomorrow Where: Presidio Chapel, 123 East Canon Perdido Street Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for kids Info: 886-7514

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wo local businesswomen are teaming up to bring their offerings to Coast Village Road. Rossell Studer and Sharon Egan will open up a pop-up shop in Olive Mill Plaza, in the former home of Summer for Kids, which closed earlier this year. The shop will feature both womens Carpinteria-based food companies: Studers Crazy Good Bread Co. and Egans JuiceWell. The ladies are putting the finishing touches on the space, which will open next week. Studer, who launched Crazy Good Bread Co. earlier this year, originally started the business as mail order, offering her levain-style bread rounds to customers around the country. A few months later, she opened a retail location in the corner of her commercial kitchen, which she subleases from fellow Coast Village business owner Rori Trovato, of Roris Artisanal Creamery. Studer has been chosen as the only bread vendor to be part of the Santa Barbara Public Market, which opens on West Victoria Street in March. Its about using local, whole ingredients, and then playing with flavor, Studer says of her popular bread offerings. Her country loaves are handmade over a 12-hour period, creating a crunchy crust and super soft crumb (i.e. the inside of the loaf). She adds various flavors to the bread, including citrus, chocolate, sea salt, olives, garlic, nuts, and more, and herbs including lavender, thyme, cardamom, rosemary, and others. Its unlike any bread youve tried, she says. She also offers traditional baguettes, soft pretzels, and a few gluten-free pastries,

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supplied by a fellow baker. Egan will also be opening a stall at the Santa Barbara Public Market, the only local juicer to do so. She specializes in local, organically sourced, cold-pressed juice, which is non-pasteurized. Currently sold at Montecito Natural Foods, JuiceWell juices can aid in digestion, provide energy, immunity support, reduce inflammation, and enhance moods, according to Egan, who began the business earlier this year. She too has her commercial kitchen in Carpinteria, located in the Carpinteria Artisan Marketplace, 4191 Carpinteria Avenue. JuiceWell, co-owned by Manya Williams, is also located in New Jersey, with another location set to open in Manhattan early next year. Our mission is to get more fruits and vegetables in peoples bodies, Egan said. On her half of the Montecito pop-up, Egan will also offer a few salads, which will be raw, vegan, and gluten free. The pop-up will be open for at

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Crazy Good Bread Co. features levain style bread rounds, which feature various flavors

least three months, Studer tells us, but its likely the ladies will stay longer. The space will be comfortable, with cozy chairs and tables, and free Wi-Fi, encouraging people to stop in and stay for a bit. In addition to the food offerings, shelves will be filled with various merchandise, including books, essential oils, and other local artisan offerings like nut butters, jams, croutons, and olive oils. The shop, located at 1235 Coast Village Road, Suite C, will be open every day from 8 am to 5 pm, and 8 am to 3 pm on Sunday. The women expect to open next week. For more information, visit www.crazygoodbread.com and www.wejuicewell.com.

Casa Dorinda Presents Upgrade Plan

At this months Montecito Association Board Meeting, the board received a presentation by Ron Schaefer, president of Casa Dorinda. Schaefer presented preliminary plans to upgrade and improve the retirement community. Its just ideas at this point, Schaefer said to a packed room, filled mostly with Casa residents who are excited about the proposed plans. Schaefer says the plans to renovate the campus have been in the works for close to two years, following a situation in 2007-2009 in which healthcare needs exceeded number of beds at the facility. It was a rough time for Casa, he said, explaining some residents were asked to be transferred to different facilities for care, which cost Casa Dorinda close to three quarters of a million dollars. It really showed us the need for a Master Plan, he said. Currently, the campus serves 321

residents; 77 future residents are on a waitlist. Proposed upgrades to the campus, designed by architect Brian Cearnal, include enhancing entryways and architecture, creating a plaza-type feel in front of the main building, adding a second dining venue, and adding more housing, including more memory care units and personal care units. The plans call for creating a new consolidated entrance and exit way, building a new bridge over the creek on the property, and revamping the asphalt parking lots to include pavers. A second dining alternative is being considered, which would be a bar and grill facility, serving Casa residents in a more casual environment. Schaefer said more housing is necessary to expand the intermediate level of care, and independent living cottages will be added to stabilize the retirement communitys financial future, he said. The plans call for adding an apartment building, moving parking underground, adding independent living accommodations, and expanding an existing building with a new two-story wing. Schaefer says the improvements will not require a modification to the facilitys Conditional Use Permit (CUP), but will require a request from the county to move a portion of the existing open space easement to another part of the property. The improvements would bring the number of Casa residents to 357; the CUP caps the limit at 360. While many members of the audience spoke highly of the proposed plans, one neighbor voiced concern over lighting and noise, and said the updates need to be studied further. Schaefer will be in front of the Montecito Board of Architectural Review on Monday, December 16, giving them an overview of the project.

MA Weighs in on YMCA

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he Loggia Room at the Biltmore took on a royal air with the royal heir to the Spanish throne, Prince Felipe, presiding over a welcoming reception in his honor. It was given by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, whose executive director is Jarrell Jackman. Working along with Jackman attending to myriad details with a prince and his entourage were Keith Mautino, board president John Poucher, Doug Campbell, Mary Louise Days, and David Martinez. Guests arrived before the Prince, greeted by soldados, soldiers from

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Reenactment soldados in full regalia for the heir to the Spanish throne Prince Felipes visit to Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation executive director Jarrell Jackman, Lois Erburu, and board members Katie Hay and Keith Mautino at the princes reception

a re-enactment group, looking splendid in their authentic uniforms from another century. As we sipped wine and ate tapas, Jarrell directed the audience on what to do. I thought it impressive that the Prince wanted to shake hands with all of us. We were to form a receiving line upon his arrival, which meant going outside in the terrace and entering again. Hes tall, 6 5, and handsome. As I shook his hand I told him, I was living in Spain when Franco died and

your father became king.0 I certainly never expected to meet his son one day. Jim Martinez led the soldados welcome and Craig Makela introduced the Presidio descendants. Michael Hardwick was portraying the first governor Neve (1777 to 1782) dressed of that era. Mayor Helene Schneider read a proclamation in Spanish and English. John Poucher presented a plaque and Dr. Giorgio Perissinotto presented two

books about Santa Barbara. The evening ended with remarks by the prince. Prince Felipe was last here in 1995 and he was here this time for the U.S. and Spain Council forum. I am pleased that Santa Barbara remembers and keeps so many Spanish traditions alive, he said. Craig Makela reminded him, The last time you were here we were building the Presidio. We are still building it and probably will be the next time. And off the dignitaries went to a dinner at the Montecito Country Club.

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Change of Plans South African icon Nelson Mandelas death has had a most unfortunate impact on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The 52-year-old Oscar winner Forest Whitaker was to have received the eighth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at a black tie gala at the Bacara on Sunday, which was also to be attended by his Lee Daniels The Butler co-star, Oprah Winfrey. Whitaker, 52, is considered a serious contender for a Best Actor nomination for his role of a White House butler, having won an Academy Award seven years ago for his vivid portrayal

Nelson Mandelas death shakes up film festivals weekend awards show

of Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin, in The Last King of Scotland. But, says my movie mole, both Oprah and Whitaker have cancelled their appearances here to fly to South Africa

for Mandelas state funeral, which has been scheduled for the same day. The international human rights icon will be laid to rest in Qunu in the Eastern Cape Province, at a ceremony attended by many world leaders, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, President Obama and his wife, Michelle, George W. Bush, and Queen Elizabeths son, Prince Charles. There will also be ten days of national mourning for the 95-year-old former president of the country who died on December 5 at his Johannesburg home after a lengthy battle with ill health. The Santa Barbara event will now take place on January 5

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the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria. It was centered with a stage for the musical program, but there was a lively bar where the founder, owner, and CEO of Chopin Vodka Tadeusz Dorda was hanging out. His home is in Poland. Chopins ad read, Lifes fast. Sip slowly. There were delicious food stations all around from Rincon Catering featuring sliders, pizza, tacos, plus the fave mac and cheese. On video, the executive director Cecilia Rodriguez welcomed the partygoers all the way from India where she was visiting. She had tears in her eyes as she related a couple of stories of children CALM had helped and pleaded for financial support. CALM intern Lily Nathan told us about the power of music in therapy and how CALM uses it as a tool. Then came the music making and performance of The Figureheads all the way from Milwaukee. The group does therapy work with children and had the audience rocking to tunes they play for the kids. They also had the partygoers helping them create freestyle music the sounds combined with rap. Benjamin Ladinig led the auction with one particularly enticing item. 

It was a classic Wurlitzer Replica Jukebox that plays 45s. Im not sure how many in the audience were around in that era, but the jukebox sure is cool in this one. The enthusiastic guests also got to play with their cell phones. You could gift an amount to CALM by just hitting send! The lively group danced to dawn. Well, probably not, but the alliteration was good. The hard-working committee bringing this event to fruition was Fiona Stone, Nancy Bollay, Pati Clark, Maureen Harmon, Myrna Habermann, Mary Hanson, Susan Henry, Lori Lander Goodman, Ashlyn McCague, Doreen Sales, Stephanie Sokolove, Meg Tracy, and Anne Yungling. If you have time, talent, or treasure to help, you can call 965-2376.

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CALM board members DArcy Corwall, Ed McKinley, and president Jenny Kearns at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

CAMA Conducts the Future of Classical Music

CALM committee members Susan Henry, Annie Yungling, Stephanie Sokolove, and Mary Hanson

Montecito Bank & Trust President and CEO Janet Garufis with the chairman of the board Michael Towbes at the million dollar non-profit giveaway

time. The Coral Casino was splendid in the sunshine and all the non-profit leaders enjoyed mingling with their peers before a Thanksgiving feast. Unlike the show, the million dollars didnt go to one individual. President and CEO Janet Garufis welcomed the 164 recipients representing the l64 nonprofits that had their grants approved. She explained, There were three hundred and twelve applications and a note from Opera Santa Barbara and executive director Stephen Sharpe saying they were going to give up their place to let someone new share in the largesse, but theyd be back applying next year. When Janet introduced the founder of this event, Michael Towbes, 12 19 December 2013

he received a well-deserved standing ovation. Janet joked, You wont have to wear a name tag next year. Board director Peter Jordano was at a meeting and arrived late. He wanted to sneak in, but Janet made sure the whole room applauded when he entered. Michael told the group, I have an applause meter and Peter got more applause for being late than I did as founder! Montecito Bank & Trust is the largest and oldest locally owned community bank in the tri-counties. It was founded in 1975 and has holdings of $1.1 billion. Michael encourages his 209 associates to volunteer by giving

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the proposed project, which includes an enhanced main building, a new preschool building, a natatorium with a new indoor pool, a gymnasium to cover the current outdoor sports court, and increased hours and membership, poses significant issues to the surrounding neighborhood and the Montecito community as a whole. The MA rejects the plans to build a gymnasium, citing aesthetic impact on the community, traffic, parking issues, noise, and the potential overuse of the facility. In the letter, the MA outlines conditions on which to build a gymnasium, which include reducing the overall size and scale of the gym, and requiring certain usage restrictions. The letter goes on to state the Associations position on other items, including membership, facility usage, hours of operation, noise, and parking. The YMCA project is expected to be in front of the Montecito Planning Commission early next year.

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long antennas to be placed on 29 existing utility poles in the area. On Monday, December 16, MBAR will consider 11 of these poles, located in the coastal zone on Jameson Lane, Ortega Hill Road, Sheffield Drive, and San Leandro Lane. The remaining 18 poles, located throughout Montecito, will be considered on January 6, 2014. Local jurisdictions are prohibited from denying a project of this type based on health and safety issues, due to the Federal Communications Act of 1996. The facilities are required to comply with FCC emissions requirements, but many Montecito residents have voiced concern over the proximity of the antennas to their homes. For more information on the proposed sites, visit www.montecitoassociation.org. Well have more on this project in next weeks issue.

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The MA also touched on the upcoming meeting of the Montecito Board of Architectural Review, which will hear from wireless network Next G, which is proposing a Distributed Antenna System (D.A.S.) in Montecito and Santa Barbara. The D.A.S. requires 2-ft

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Longtime Santa Barbarans Christine Lewis, Ph.D., and Susan Land, M.A., have authored Christmas in Santa Barbara, a historical perspective of the holiday season in Santa Barbara. Filled with vintage pictures, explanations, and recipes, the sturdy book looks into the various multicultural holiday traditions celebrated in our community across the years. Originally published

in 2012, the book has gained popularity, and the women have published another set, available for purchase at Chaucers, Tecolote, Granada Books, and Crimson Holiday at La Cumbre Plaza. This year theyre taking the book on the road, and offering private tours aboard the Santa Barbara Trolley, which will stop at various notable places around Santa Barbara. The 90-minute tour will feature narration and pictures, stopping at the Presidio (the site of the first Christmas celebration in Santa Barbara), the Old Courthouse (site of the first community Christmas tree in 1914), the Harbor (scene of the original Floating Pastorela), and many other stops along the way. Its a fun way for people to reminisce and learn about the holiday history in our community, Dr. Lewis told us. The book took about five years to write, and started out as a forfun project to learn about Santa Barbara. The ladies spent hours and hours digging through old microfilms at the library, enlisting Santa Barbara Historical Societys Michael Redmon and historian Kathy Brewster for help. It has now blossomed into a popular gift book, and the ladies have presented the book to various local groups including the Rotary Club and the Lifelong Learning Center. The cover features an iconic photograph by Hal Boucher, who in 1951 snapped a photo of three kids in their bathing suits playing in faux snow at the Biltmore Hotel. The black and white photo currently hangs in the hallway at the Coral Casino. The trolley tours are offered on weekends from now until Christmas, and can accommodate 30 people per tour. For more information, call 8956492.

Roller Skating guru David Miles will help host Meet Your Makers Holiday Shop n Roll at Earl Warren Showgrounds. The event features a popup roller-skating rink, artisan fair, and local food court.

Beginning this weekend, Meet Your Makers (advocates of independent artists, designers, crafters, and artisans) presents its latest public market: Holiday Shop n Roll, which runs December 14 through December 22. During the nine-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to shop local at the Holiday Mart (Saturdays and Sundays), show off their roller disco moves on the roller rink, connect with local artisans and other sustainable businesses, and savor prepared foods from their favorite chefs. During the week, the roller rink will be open and ready to entertain with theme nights, roller derby, skating lessons, and a locavore food court. The event will be located at Earl Warren Showgrounds, and is open to the entire family. Meet Your Makers founder Valerie Velazquez and event director Katie Falbo have brought in roller skate extraordinaire David Miles, who will be the Master of Ceremonies. Miles traveled to Santa Barbara from the Bay Area to help with the event, in which he built a pop-up roller skating rink. We are fortunate to have him, Falbo said. Its a unique event to entice kids, pre-teens, teens, and adults to try something maybe they havent done in awhile, or maybe never tried, Velazquez said about the roller skating component. The Artisan Mart (Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 10 pm) will feature close to two dozen vendors, including Pacific Paleo Foods, Santa Barbara Tower Garden, Montecitos Heres the Scoop, Chapala Farms,

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Santa Barbara Zoo executive director Rich Block, SBCC foundation executive director Vanessa Patterson, and Montecito Bank & Trust executive vice president Robert Skinner at the luncheon held at the Coral Casino

Santa Barbara International Film Festival executive Roger Durling and Steve Jacobsen from Hospice Santa Barbara at the nonprofit luncheon

them time and opportunity to roll up their sleeves to help individuals in town. He likes to say, Thinking isnt about money, its about people. The directors who also support the banks philosophy are Jerry Parent, Tom Fly, Cathy Carter-Duncan, Ken

Verkler, Craig Zimmerman, Rob Skinner, and Peter Jordano. Hopefully, other organizations will follow Montecito Bank & Trusts example and extend a hand to the less fortunate. Thanks a million, Montecito Bank & Trust! MJ

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or any other cell phone company from increasing additional power and weight to the poles in the years to come? Thankfully, the MBAR (at least temporarily) put the brakes on this proposal. Will Montecito finally stand up and put the poles underground before its too late? Cheryl Tomchin Montecito (Editors note: The short answer to your final question is No. It has been generally agreed that the undergrounding of Montecitos utility lines and poles has become prohibitively expensive and that residents are unwilling to foot the bill. We share your concern for the proliferation of these microwave-emitting boxes, antennas, and devices, and what daily exposure may be doing to residents health. Thank you for staying on the case. J.B.)

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The phrase giving back has always rankled. Its trotted out so often and so thoughtlessly. Its as if the person who fully harnesses and directs his or her own life his own energy and mental faculties to honorably create, make, or distribute a valued product or service owes even more to the very community he has served and benefitted. Its as if the producers of wealth are merely lucky beneficiaries of societys patrimony or largesse that society in general and the homeless in particular are the real wellsprings of the producers wealth. I include the homeless in particular because of the scarcity mentality of this give back phrase, the zero-sum idea that wealth for one man means poverty for another. The actual case is the opposite of this poorly phrased admonition. The personal wealth a producer creates is most often only a tiny fraction of the wealth he creates for society. Everyone who freely purchases his product, by definition, profits from the transaction. Otherwise, they would buy something else or nothing at all. If not for the men and women of the mind, society would have nothing to buy in the first place and nothing with

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which to buy it. The producers, upon whose shoulders society has been lifted, should be celebrated, not denigrated. All progress comes from the men and women of the mind. Society should be giving back to them. It should be giving them the recognition and gratitude that they have so dearly earned. John McIntyre Montecito (Editors note: We like your thoughts on this, Mr. McIntyre. The idea that society should be giving back to inventors, dreamers, and entrepreneurs, rather than they giving back to society, is not only novel, but is virtually never expressed publicly. Thank you for doing so and thanks for giving a really strong argument to throw back to those who get in ones face about the need for giving back. J.B.)

Mitt Romney was right: the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) pays its executives huge salaries, and the American taxpayer is cheated. PBS content leans heavily liberal. Its extreme bias is forced upon all of us and it must end. Public TVs Sesame Street CEO, for example, receives a salary of $1,235,750. The PBSpresidents salary comes to $675,259 plus benefits in excess of $115,000. The NPR president earns $1.5 million plus benefits in excess of $95,000. NPR President Emeritus Kevin Klose receives more than $1.2 million in compensation. President Barack Obama wants to increase funding to public broadcasting entities from$420to $535 million in his latest budget. PBS public programs like Sesame Street made more than $425 million from toy and consumer product sales between 2006 and 2010. Sesame Street President and CEO Gary Knell received $1,235,750 in compensation in 2010. As Jim DeMint wrote in The Wall Street Journal in 2011: With earnings like that, Big Bird doesnt need the American taxpayer to help him compete against Nickelodeon cable chan-

nels Dora the Explorer. PBS and NPR rake in hundreds of millions in outside cash. When the Democrat activist liberal-billionaire George Soros gave $1.9 million to NPR to hire 100 reporters and said, we must keep NPR independent from partisan meddling, it is an insult to our intelligence. If they can pay their presidents and executives millions in salaries and make hundreds of millions in sales from childrens programs, they dont need the taxpayer to subsidize them. Once again, in the words of Jim DeMint: Liberal financiers are willing to write million-dollar checks to help these organizations. Theres no reason taxpayers need to subsidize them anymore. Ron Fink Lompoc (Editors note: As with Mr. McIntyres missive above, we think youre on to something. If U.S. Representatives and Senators would only consider where the money has to come from to pay for and support these inflated salaries and benefit packages, along with the myriad and in many cases, useless government programs, think how well off the countrys finances would be. Thanks for your input. J.B.)

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Thank you for setting us straight on the cultural background of your newspaper and the values it embraces (Letters to the Editor, Youre Welcome, MJ # 19/40). And congratulations on the 18th anniversary of your work that you successfully created here as a fine example of the entrepreneurship that brings community improvement, as opposed to other entrepreneurships solely meant to exploit our cultural resources and environment. Many thanks for printing Debbie McQuades editorial concerning Sarah House (Guest Editorial, The Story of Sarah House, MJ # 19/46). Debbie is an outstanding example of Santa Barbaras heart, soul, and dignity. When I produced the architectural design, drawings, and permit processing for the Heath House on Sola Street for Alice Heath, I met Alice, a lady who also lived the definition of true dignity. She would never have considered any person a second-class citizen. Now that she is gone, her legacy still inspires goodwill as does the memory of Mr. Doug Bartoli, interior designer and chair of the Architectural Board
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Thank you to Lynda Millner for her faithfulness in coming to the Rescue Missions fundraiser every year with her husband, Don [Seth]! The Womens Auxiliary was so pleased with her coverage and appreciated the close attention to all the details (Seen Around Town, Surfs Up at the Bayou, MJ # 19/43). Shes such a blessing to work with and I thorough

of Review then, who spearheaded her project. When I produced the architectural design, drawings, and permit processing for the old and sad Montecito Inn renewal, I met more dignitaries like Debbie, Alice, and Doug. The Montecito Inn had fallen into unmanageable ruin prior to Mike Lippmans ownership. Mike and his son Ted were entrepreneurs who brought great renewal and lasting improvements here that we can still see and enjoy to this day. Their legacy of goodwill lives on, and their good intentions at the time made the hard work we endured enjoyable and very worthwhile. The current talk of improving our local library, history archive, and community hall by rebuilding below the historic library building is exciting news coming from the Montecito Association. We all know of the generosity of the newly acquired Huguette Clark art museum on Cabrillo next to 12 19 December 2013

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her historic Andree Clark Bird Refuge and the beautiful historic buildings at the chapel adjacent. Politicians and entrepreneurs now in charge of this new art museum have been seen there in photo ops. But, where is the art? As in the past, much fine art is being produced here, but with no cultural center planned that functions well to make permanent our towns cultural advancements, Montecitos cultural legacy is difficult to find. There is no public environment for our culture to be seen, and so it can be thought to have never existed! There is another most gracious lady who has permanently endowed us with her impressive environmental display here, and her showplace needs no entrepreneur. Shes her own source: Mrs. Earth. She freely manufactures and recycles the air thats in our lungs right now. Shes a respected part of us here in Montecito. You know those points of rocky land ridges that extend southward out and under the sea that create our beautiful east-west crescent shaped beaches and those flat glassy wave-less areas on the oceans surface? Its fun and educational to row an inflatable two-person dinghy way out to the near ends of these ocean flats formed by the tops of a huge oceanic forest, locally termed kelp beds. Kelp fronds floating on

the flattened surface there are as large as the largest date palm tree fronds on land, and the kelp stems and huge trunks extend down to the submerged rocky ridges as deep as tree canopies on land are high. With a scope to break the water mirror surface, while reclining on my sofa-soft inflatable dinghy, the forest below can be seen suspended in buoyant layers that are always in movement. Out there are no land sounds, so the ears and mind hunger for familiar sounds. At times, happy baby seal pups look back up while their big moms protect them in the dimmer light far below. Other times, cormorants, pelicans, and other diving birds swim into view using their wings as they catch the dozens of colorful fish by flying, floating, and somersaulting around. Its fun to row back to land as Mr. Sun sets, making the Montecito mountains look very 3-D as the canyons and upper rocky ridges grow shadows. Its the best mountain view in town. Oh, and did I mention that all of my paintings here are guaranteed sun dried in California? You can see them on my website: http://tomkress. artspan.com. Tom Kress Montecito (Editors note: Thank you for the kudos and the history lesson J.B.) MJ

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The Arts Fund would like to thank our friends, supporters and community partners who helped us celebrate our 30th Anniversary with A Formal Affaire: Art-Making in Black and White!
30th Anniversary sponsors: Roger and Lynn Karlson, Leatrice Luria, Chris Lancashire, Santa Barbara Foundation, Richard and Maryan Schall, Shirley Dettmann, Michael and Nancy Gifford, Susan Bower, Geoffrey and Polly Bloomingdale, Andrew and Liz Dettmann, Gary Elkins and Jayne Brechwald, Robert and Christine Emmons, Joanne Holderman, Susan Jorgensen and Alice Gillaroo, Montecito Aesthetic Institute, Montecito Bank & Trust, Arvey Foundation, Marcy Carsey and Susan Baerwald/Just Folk, Sonny and Carolyn Castagnola, Claudia Chapman, Marcia and John Mike Cohen, Dianne Dodds, Oswald Da Ros, Paul and Annie de Bruyn Kops, Rosalind Gies-Amorteguy, Allan Ghitterman and Susan Rose, The Gracie Charitable Foundation, William and Lisa Holderman, Morris Squire Foundation, Northern Trust, Terry and Susan Northrop, Elizabeth Potter, Dennis and Susan Savage, Peter Stalker, Suzanne Von Drehle Community Partners: James Johnson and Events Unlimited, Avelina Wine Co., Carr Winery, Conway Family Wines, Genuine Bread Co., The Lark, Metropulos Fine Foods Merchant, Municipal Winemakers, Seven Bar, Santa Barbara Winery , Summerland Winery, Waiakea Water Exhibition Sponsor: Ablitts Fine Cleaners Visual Sponsor: Cabana Home Event Committee: Shirley Dettmann, Catey Dunkley, Gary Elkins, Catherine Gee, Nancy Gifford, Joanne Holderman, Ashley Hollister, Daniel Linz, Lindsey Mickelson, Ted Mills, Brad Nack, Kai Tepper, Mary Whalen Honorary Co-Chairs: Gene Sinser & Patty DeDominic 12 19 December 2013 Event Co-Chairs: Shirley Dettmann & Joanne Holderman MONTECITO JOURNAL

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Riddings established a fund dedicated to helping organizations whose goals are connected to saving and/or assisting animals. This years $2,500 donation from the Rubys Friends Fund was given to the recently created Montecito-based Diana Basehart Foundation, whose mission is to help elders and others on limited incomes care for and keep companion animals by providing support for veterinary, behavioral and nutritional needs. The Foundation also focuses on trying to reduce the number of animals being turned over to shelters. The Riddings have established what many believe will go on to become a significant Christmas holiday season tradition, so congratulations are in order.

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assigned to give 90-minute conducted tours of the grand old George Washington Smith-designed home. This can be both a way to meet new people and learn a bit of local lore. If you are interested in following up, you are invited to call Susannah Gordon at 805-565-5653 or e-mail her at: tours@casadelherrero.com. You can also go to: www.casadelherrero.com for an online tour of the estate.

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Its not too late to sign up for docent training for Casa del Herrero, Montecitos 11-acre National Historic Landmark on East Valley Road. Twohour training classes (9:30 to 11:30 am) are set to begin on Thursday, January 16 and will continue every Thursday through March 20. At the end of the training, graduating docents will be

Our own John Burk has won this years Excellence in Craft Competition in the Outdoor Series category, given annually by the Outdoor Writers Association of California. Johns award-winning entry, Alaska: The Expanding Frontier, appeared in the Montecito Journal. MJ

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Finding Harmony in Death Valley with Borax and Twenty-Mule Teams

The site of Harmony Borax Works is easily accessible by a paved interpretive trail, with excellent signage that explains the operation

ow that chilly temperatures are upon us, the prospect of visiting hot-weather hiking destinations becomes a more palatable option. One of the hottest, so certainly best visited during the cooler months, is Death Valley. Despite its morbidsounding name, Death Valley is a breathtakingly beautiful destination

The huge wagons filled with borax required a team of 20 mules to make the month-long round trip between Death Valley and the train depot in Mojave. The central chain that ran the length of the hitch was eighty feet long from the wagons to the lead mules, the origin of the teamster or muleskinner being called a long-line skinner.

that every American should put on his or her travel bucket list. As President Herbert Hoover declared Death Valley a National Monument (later upgraded to a National Park) in 1933, a trip to commemorate this eightieth anniversary year is as good a reason as any to go there. Allow adequate time to visit the

A museum and travel professional, community volunteer, and lifelong equestrienne, Lynn Kirst is a fourth-generation Californian who grew up in Montecito; she can often be found riding or hiking the local trails

walk the trail and read the excellent signage that explains the history, but no doubt it will be a highlight of your Death Valley explorations. In fact, the significance of the Works played an important role in the opening of Death Valley, and the site itself was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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many sites located within this enormous park, which encompasses 3.4 million acres straddling the CaliforniaNevada border. Drive times between major attractions can easily take an hour or more, but be sure to take a map, as GPS navigational systems do not work in Death Valley, and people have died after becoming lost and stranded. Once there, numerous trails are available for all levels of fitness. One of the easiest trails is also handicapped accessible due to its paved interpretive path, and focuses on one of the areas most fascinating and historical sites the Harmony Borax Works. At most, it takes 45 minutes to

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The enormous wagons used to haul borax out of Death Valley were 16 feet long, 4 feet wide and 6 feet deep. They each weighed 7,800 pounds empty, and nearly 37 tons when loaded. An iron container was used on the water wagon, as the extreme heat and dryness would have caused a wooden water container to dry up and fall apart as soon as it was empty.

Coleman wasted no time in building the Harmony Borax Works plant, and by the next year was paying Chinese laborers $1.50 per day to scrape the cottonball from ancient lake beds near Furnace Creek. But getting the processed borax ore to market was another dilemma, as the closest railhead was in the town of Mojave, 165 miles to the south. With an audaciousness that seems endemic to early American entrepreneurs, Coleman built special wagons that could each carry 10 tons of borax, to be pulled by teams of 20 mules over the steep Panamint Mountains and across the Mojave Desert. The entire endeavor only lasted a few years, as Colemans financial empire collapsed in 1888. But it was long enough to sear the image of 20-mule teams into the American imagination. To see such a team in action, YouTube has excellent footage of modern muleskinner Bobby Tanner teaching his mules to jump the chain, where the hitched animals literally jump over the center chain in order to make tight turns.

Driving to Death Valley

To experience the Mojave Desert terrain that was crossed by the mule teams hauling borax out of Death Valley, the following route also incorporates the beautiful Panamint Valley. Allow seven hours and take plenty of drinking water; dont let your gasoline gauge drop below half before filling up, as the distances between gas stations can be startling. From Santa Barbara, take Highway 101 south to Highway 126 east, to Interstate 5 south to connect with Highway 14 north going through the town of Mojave, where the borax was loaded onto freight cars at the Mojave train depot. Continue on Highway 14 north to Highway 178 east, passing through the mining town of Trona where you will see the trona and borax mining operations at Searles Lake. Several miles beyond Trona, take the left turn onto Panamint Valley Road, which will connect to Highway 190 east that leads past Emigrant into Death Valley National Park at Stovepipe Wells Village. MJ

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ne wintry evening in 1981, my nine-months pregnant friend Connelee called me. She was in labor. If I wanted to make it for the birth, I needed to immediately start driving toward San Jose. I sped through the night, drinking coffee from a Thermos and hoping the CHP didnt patrol during the wee hours. This birth was scheduled to take place with a midwife attending. Except for her husband, none of Connelees San Jose friends were supportive of her plan. I knew billions of humans had arrived over the millennia without benefit of modern medical intervention, and I figured it was likely this birth would turn out well. And if that was how my friend wanted to have her baby, I was quite willing to be there with her. My husband and I were newly married at the time. We had a home mortgage that took a big chunk of what we earned, so we didnt think fitting a child into our equation would be prudent, for a while at least. I looked forward to vicariously sharing our friends entry into parenthood. As I sped through the night, I thought about the future and all the amazing possibilities it might hold. Sleep deprivation will do that to you. Turns out I couldve taken my time driving. This was Connelees first baby, and, as is often the case with firstborns, those early indications of labor were false alarms. There were more days of false alarms and very little sleep. In fact, enough time elapsed that my husband was able to return from a business trip and arrive in time for the birth, too. Finally, in the middle of that third night, Nate was born, and suddenly our friends had become a mom and dad. And so it came to pass that my husband and I were now honorary uncle and aunt to this perfect baby boy. We all felt the afterglow of extreme exhaustion paired with the exhilaration of welcoming a brand new person into the world. Over the coming years, we got to see this family whenever they traveled south or we went north. Nate grew into a happy-go-lucky kid with a great smile. My husband and I ended up not having children of our own. We never made a decision not to, but we kept putting it off for one project or another. One day we woke up, and our 

mutual biological clock had ticked itself out. But that was okay because we still had kids like Nate in our life. One time when he was twelve, he took the train to Santa Barbara to visit us without his parents. We went rollerblading at the beach, ate junk food, and saw whatever movie he wanted. He ran us ragged, and it was a great time. We put him on the train home without realizing he was about to enter the one-way street of adolescence, heading high-speed to high school and college and then off to adulthood where honorary aunts and uncles play ever diminishing roles. We kept up with news of where Nate was in his life via his parents. But somehow a couple of decades passed without seeing him again.

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

people. There were lots of us. People flocked to those shows. How did you find the harmonica? Im not really sure. I just picked it up. Id taken trombone lessons as a kid but quit to play football and other sports. But then all of a sudden I decided I wanted to play music again and harmonica was the easiest thing to do. All of my high school buddies, theyd tell me to shut up when Id blow my harmonica in the car back in school, but then theyd come see me at night in the clubs. Good thing, too, because sports wasnt taking me anywhere. I was either going to be a musicians or a wino. Ive got a lot of great memories of those days. Why did the T-Birds find success so quickly? I think people were just ready for that record. Wed been together since 1974, so it had actually been a while. We made records for Tacoma starting in 1978 and they definitely influenced some people. Then Rockpiles manager saw us in Texas and put us on their tour, which was such a freaky thing. Nick Lowe produced our last record on Chrysalis. And then Dave Edmunds got real hot as a producer, and we made Tuff Enough with him, and it all just clicked. I read that you wrote that song in ten minutes. Was that divine inspiration or were you just hitting your stride? I wrote it on an airplane between Dallas and Austin. It just happened. It came out real fast. Thats all I know. It was the right place at the right time. I think Ive written songs that are just as

im Wilson made a pretty big name for himself out in Austin as one of the best blues harpists in Texas or anywhere else. But 40-something years ago on the South Coast, he was known as Goleta Slim, the brashest, boldest and most dedicated kid with a harmonica the area had ever seen. Wilson had to move away to hit the big time, of course. After a brief stint with Stevie Ray Vaughan, he hooked up with Vaughans older brother Jimmie and formed the Fabulous Thunderbirds, whose 1986 song Tuff Enough hit the Top 10 and helped kick off a blues-rock revival. Wilson has veered between straightforward blues and hybrid genres ever since, but hes never forgotten his old hometown. His next local appearance comes Saturday night December 14, at the Carrillo Recreation Center in a dance concert for the Santa Barbara Blues Society, which formed just a couple of years after Wilson left. Wilson talked about the old days and his current approach over the phone from Maryland, where he was

came through. Theyd play at UCSB or a bunch of different clubs. There was a place called The Headband in Goleta. I could get a fake ID and see all these amazing guys. I remember seeing Albert Collins at some club downtown even before I knew how to play myself. But it wasnt long before I started getting up on stage with all of those guys. I played with just about every blues guy who was around back then.
Kim Wilson returns to Santa Barbara to play a dance concert for the Santa Barbara Blues Society at the Carrillo Recreation Center (photo credit: Bengt Nyman)

taking a break from a 16-hour recording session for another new record due early next year. Q. What was it like living in Goleta back in the late 1960s? A. It was paradise, just an incredible place. It still is. But back then, Goleta was a lot more rural. There were a lot of orchards and farms. What was really great was that all of the blues people

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So how does a guy from Goleta get the blues? Its not the Mississippi Delta or inner city Chicago. There was a legacy already, people playing blues all over the place. I.V. was a hotbed for the stuff. Id go and see these great local players and then hit the big shows BB and Freddie King at Robertson Gym, Joe Turner outdoors at the place with the tower (Storke Plaza) and at the little clubs who had amazing touring guys every week. Youve got to realize, too, that people in Goleta then were kind of country folk, lots of farmers. It was very much like down south. They dont pick lemons in Mississippi, and we didnt pick cotton here, but Im not sure which is a harder job. So blues was conducive to the atmosphere. And you can just love the blues for its artistic form. That would be us white

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good since some just as quickly, too but they werent pumped the same way. And its not the same era. Whats the secret to writing good blues songs? Putting a different twist on a clich. I dont write twelve-bar blues like I used to. I got into thinking about hooks and stuff like that. I think you need an unusual take. Even if its traditional, be yourself. Youre never going to play exactly like the old guys, because they didnt play like each other, either. They all learned from the guys before them. So its about improvising and being true to yourself, and having high standards in everything. It takes a while to learn how to do it, and be comfortable in your own skin. Now I guess Im being thought of as one of the old guys, and thats not bad. Youre with your own band for this concert for the Blues Society. What can we expect? A whole different side of me. Theres lots of real traditional stuff and believe me it rocks. The band has a lot of energy and theyre real good, because they learned from the old guys, too. There are not many of us left. You have to have that feel. Thats what its all about. You come to the show, youre going to feel it. Youll know. Its not just about the notes. Its the feel that moves people. Does it feel like homecoming when you come back to Santa Barbara for a concert? Absolutely. Im going to see someone I havent seen in thirty or forty years whenever I play there. And nothing smells like Santa Barbara. That eucalyptus-ocean-with-a-tasteof-petroleum. I can still feel the tar on my feet after surfing.

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a pop songwriter and co-composed Friends and Lovers, a No. 2 hit in 1986 for Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson, which also topped the country charts with a version by Juice Newton and Eddie Rabbitt filled us in on the musicals creation. Q. Why was A Christmas Carol right for a musical treatment? A. It really helps to have the head start that everyone already understands what its about at its base. Its hard to move forward when you create something out of your own imagination. The idea of taking a new approach to a well-known, well-worn story was very appealing. When did you know that the show was going to work? There were two different stages. When I first wrote the story, and turned the blank paper into creating the idea of the Dickens mash-up in just two hours, I knew it would be cool. The next time was quite a lot later, after John Caird and his son Sam, who is a Dickensian scholar, got involved. They really know their Dickens and they went back through all the novels and enhanced what I had done and connected all the dots. When I read that draft, I knew we had something special.

Your songs are so chock-full of melody, and instantly hummable, that I remember walking out of the theater last year with a whole bunch of them in my head for days. Whats your secret? Well, first, thank you, because youve paid me a tremendous compliment. Thats one of the hardest things to achieve: memorable songs in theater. Generally you dont remember them after hearing them just once. The only ones you hum are either the musicals from the 50s and 60s when you see a revival, or newer ones when the composer reprises a particular song so many times that youre forced to recall it whether you like it or not. For me, I grew up listening to very melodic music. My parents were always playing Rodgers & Hammerstein shows, and I heard pop music like the Beach Boys, Beatles, and Carole King. It all really influenced me. I had one teacher in college who said the only thing that matters in music is melody, which really stuck with me. You can have the greatest lyrics or sophistication, but if you dont land the words on the melody, I dont care. Its everything. Even Sondheim, who is so sophisticated and taught us that it can be complex and under complicated harmonic structures, knew that it still has to work.

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tage. I often say Katy was born on the Internet. Shes taken the fullest advantage of the wonderful world of greater connectivity. Whimsical Wedding Kim Kardashians last wedding to basketball player Kris Humphries, as we all so memorably know, was at the sprawling Montecito estate, Sotto Il Monte, owned by venture capitalist Frank Caufield, two years ago. But for her nuptials to rapper Kanye West, Kardashian, 33, has set her sights on a considerably grander venue the Palace of Versailles, one of the most ostentatious symbols of pre-revolutionary France. The property, which started off as a humble hunting lodge for Louis XIII until Louis XIV made it what is it today in 1682, was famously the home of the doomed king Louis XVI and his pampered pompadoured wife, Marie Antoinette. Kanye has never been married and wants a big wedding, a friend breathlessly tells Us Weekly. West certainly likes doing things on a grand scale as evidenced when he got engaged to Kardashian in October, renting out San Franciscos AT&T Park, hiring a 50-piece orchestra and having the giant scoreboard lit up with the words: PLEEEASE MARRY MEEEE!!! One can only trust the couple, who had a baby girl, North, in June, will find the palace considered the worlds largest , situated on 230 acres sufficient for their needs... A Winter Offering It was a whole new aria when Opera Santa Barbara, which usually stages events at the 1,500-seat Granada, or the somewhat smaller Lobero, chose the intimate surroundings of the Presidio Chapel, dating back to 1782, for its latest production, A Winter Offering. The company, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, collaborated with the SB Trust for Historic Preservation to stage the 120-seat show featuring up-

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and-coming soprano Andrea Carroll, 23, and pianist Robert Mollicone, a fellow with the San Francisco Opera. The hour-long concert, appropriately enough given its decidedly Spanish venue, featured works by Enrique Granados and Fernando Obradors, as well as Mahler, Debussy and Rachmaninoff, as well as more seasonal offerings with a multi-lingual rendition of Silent Night and Winter Wonderland, a 1934 festive piece by Felix Bernard. It was the perfect, intimate venue for an evening of spectacular music, says Steven Sharpe, OSBs general director. To hear a world-class singer in such a special place is truly what our town is all about. The concert was part of the companys new initiative to bring the opera out of the theater and into the community. We hope to continue this trend by presenting opera in other unique and special places throughout Santa Barbara. You would need to look far and wide to find another community our size that so fully embraces the arts. New Vic Debuts Ensemble Theatre Company launched its debut season at the New Vic, shining brightly after an $11.5 million remodel of the 92-year-old structure, with Stephen Sondheims 1973 hit A Little Night Music. The Jonathan Fox-directed show, featuring ETC regular Stephanie Zimbalist, Patrick Cassidy and veteran multi Oscar-nominated actress Piper Laurie, would not have been a viable production at the companys former longtime home, the Alhecama Theatre, but with the latest in technical wizardry, equipment and lighting, not to mention the five musicians artfully placed on the stage itself rather than in an orchestra pit, the show was an absolute pleasure to watch with an evershifting set of comedic love attachments in Sweden at the turn of the 20th century, and the perfect debut to christen the sparkling 300-seat venue. With musical direction from David Potter, a veteran of 232 musical productions, the multi-Tony winning show, based on Ingmar Bergmans 1955 film 12 19 December 2013

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the orchestra, womens and mens chorale, and the chamber singers, the show was a glorious blend of traditional carols and Yuletide works by the likes of Gibbons, Tavener, Bach and Milton.

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Under the capable batons of Michael Shasberger, JoAnne Wasserman, Grey Brothers and Steve Hodson, the musicians put a spectacular display of classical music, wrapping up the show with all three performances sold out within 48 hours , with the traditional recessional carol Hark the Herald Angeles Sing. Always an exuberant and colorful kickoff to the festive season...

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In the Heart of Life It took Kathy Eldon 16 years to write her book,In the Heart of Life: A Restless Soul, a Search for Meaning and a Bond that Nothing Could Break, about the untimely demise of her 22-yearold son, Dan, a photojournalist for the giant international news agency, Reuters, who was stoned to death by an angry mob in Somalia. Its the kind of life-changing event that would crush many people, but for Kathy it became a defining moment that turned a journalist, filmmaker and mother of two into a warrior and social activist who has made her impact felt around the world. Her family fell under Africas spell in the 70s after relocating from London and, after his death, Dan left behind an impressive body of work 17 journals of art and photos charting his global adventures. Together with her daughter, Amy, Kathy started the Creative Visions Foundation. Through the group, they have kept her late sons spirit alive by helping artists, playwrights, musicians, journalists
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and filmmakers use their talents to shine a light on social injustice around the world. A book, Journey Is the Destination, showing Dans work, has sold 150,000 copies and a film is now being developed with 21-year-old English actor, Douglas Booth, playing him. Im now really grappling with doing a second book, she told me at a launch bash at Tecolote, the lively literary lair in the Upper Village. It took me sixteen years to do this book. I loved it; I hated it. I would travel to London from Los Angeles two weeks a year to have it edited properly. It took years to get into shape. I am the perfect example that you should never give up! Dressed to Impress Montecitos latest store could be quite habit forming! Best Dressed Monk, a eclectic haberdashery featuring South Asian and Californian inspired cotton clothing, is the first store opened by Allen and Kira Gold, who moved to our tony town from Maui, Hawaii, seven years ago. Situated a short distance from

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Barbaras annual holiday lunch. Since its founding in 1962, when it distributed nine $100 awards, the foundation has handed out an impressive $81 million to help fund 34,500 scholarships for needy students in the county. Earlier this year, $8.1 million in financial aid went to 2,601 students to help them with their studies. While a success, 838 qualified and deserving people were turned down for aid. College accessibility and affordability remains a challenge for local students and their families, says Colette Hadley, executive director. The philanthropy spotlight shone on Maryan and Dick Schall, who set up a $1 million foundation for his wife as a birthday gift after nearly 63 years of marriage, while Santa Barbara Foundation head, Ron Gallo, recounted his humble beginnings in a tenement apartment next to a subway train line in the Bronx, New York, to receiving his masters degree at Harvard. Among the guests tucking into the Pacific salmon and raspberry feuilletine and white chocolate mousse cake, were Mike Towbes, Bob Bryant, Peter and Gerd Jordano, former mayor Marty Blum, Janet Garufis, Hollye Jacobs, Kim Blankenhorn, Marilyn Gevirtz, Stanley Weinstein, Tim Owens, George Leis, Penny Jenkins, David Edelman, Roger Chrisman, and Scott and Ella Brittingham... The Couple that Plays Together It was just two grand for words when husband and wife pianists, Gavin and Joanne Pearce Martin, played side-byside on Steinway grand pianos at the Camerata Pacifica concert at the Music

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The Westmont womens basketball team, defending national champions, plays host this month. The No. 3 Warriors (3-3) welcome out-of-state guests for the next three games, December 13-17, before hosting the Westmont Holiday Classic. The women play Montana Western on Friday, December 13, at 7:30 pm, Great Falls (Montana) on Monday, December 16, at 5:30 pm, and Wayland Baptist (Texas) on Tuesday, December 17, at 5:30 pm, all in Murchison Gym. The Holiday Classic, December 30-31, features Dordt (Iowa), San Diego Christian, UC Merced, and Westmont. Senior forward Kelsie Sampson leads the lady Warriors averaging 16.7 points a game. Junior guards Celina 

Muhammad Yunus, the first person since Martin Luther King, Jr. to achieve the trifecta of the Nobel Peace Prize, the U.S. Presidential Medal, and the U.S. Congressional Medal, will be the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Westmont Presidents Breakfast Friday, February 28, from 7-9 am in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parkers DoubleTree Resort. A pioneer in using microcredit to end poverty, Yunus established Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983, which now provides credit to 5.6 million poor people in 60,815 villages. It has lent to more than 8.4 million borrowers, giving them fair loans and a fair chance to climb out of poverty. Yunus accepted the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship in November, saying, You give people a chance, they bring out their own ability. According to Forbes online, A room of billionaires stood for the son of poor Bangladeshi peasants and cheered wildly. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Steve Baker, Westmont associate vice president for advancement, at (805) 565-7156. MJ 12 19 December 2013

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Academy of the Wests Hahn Hall. The lunchtime concert, with the keyboardists sitting opposite each other and also side-by-side intricately playing a single piano, featured works by Mozart, Rachmaninov, Debussy and, the longest piece, Schuberts Fantasie in F Minor. It was an unusual talented performance to savor... Double Trouble At MAWs Robert Weinman Hall, violinist Sally Barr and pianist Egle Januleviciute, who havent performed together in six years, joined forces for an entertaining hour-long concert.

turer, Lalique, has joined forces with the British luxury carmaker, Bentley, to create a male fragrance. However, lucky recipients of the Lalique for Bentley crystal edition will have to use it sparingly, given it costs an eye popping $5,000 a bottle. The gleaming crystal design comprises a square base and the iconic Flying B Bentley mascot. The fragrance is fine woody notes and exquisite leather to complement the epicenters of excellence within Bentleys craftsmanship, claims the promotional puffery. For most men, a Bentley is their wildest dreams. This bottle is only a fraction of the cost of just an average version, giving men a touch of luxury for a fraction of the cost. Clearly a gift for the man who has everything... Sightings: Alan Thicke playing with the racketeers on the tennis courts at the SB Polo Club... Ellen DeGeneres noshing at Tre Lune... Carol Burnett checking out the crowd at Luckys Pip! Pip! Readers with tips, sightings and amusing items for Richards column should e-mail him at richardmineards@verizon.net or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal MJ

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The Montecito Public Library is launching a new book club that will meet on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning December 17. Meetings will be at 1 pm at the

Library, located at 1469 East Valley Road in Montecito. According to Montecito Librarian Sara Doehring, the December book discussion will be on Moonwalking with Einstein: the Art and Science of Remembering Everything, by science journalist Joshua Foer. The author chronicles his own struggles with chronic forgetfulness and his lifechanging year in memory training, and shares historical lore and ancient memory techniques. Copies of the book are available from the library system, including paperback, large print, book on CD, and eBook and audio book editions that can be downloaded from home. It is also available in Spanish under the title, Los Desafos de la memoria. New members are always welcome and may call the Library at 805-9695063 for more information.  MJ

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We had wanted to work together again, but our individual schedules just wouldnt permit it, says Sally, who performs with the SB Chamber Orchestra, Opera SB and the symphony. Luckily, we have found the right time and are really excited to play some great music in a wonderful setting. The concert started with Bachs violin sonata, followed by Lithuanian Egle, who is on the piano faculty at Westmont College, playing Chopins nocturnes, No. 1 in e minor and No. 1 in c minor, and Mozarts sonata in B-flat major. After the intermission, the dynamic duo combined their talents on Barbers violin concerto... Fancy Fragrance If your budget sits somewhere between the cost of a car and an aftershave this Christmas, one beauty brand thinks it has the answer. Legendary French crystal manufac12 19 December 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL

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rangler April Fulbright led a string of horses out of the corral, and we ranch guests were paired off one by one. Heres Daisy, she said to one man, handing over the reins of a sweet-looking horse. She turned to his wife. And Buttermilk for you. April struggled to hold the reins of a bucking, snorting stallion and nodded at me. For you, weve got Widowmaker. At least, this is how I feared things might unfold. Not having been on top of a horse in 35 years, I was nervous about riding in a hairy-chested, bronc-bustin way, of course. But a trail ride during my stay at Montanas Triple Creek Ranch turned out to be easygoing fun, thanks to beautifully trained horses and experienced wranglers like April. My wife, Merry, mounted her steed with the help of wooden stairs strategically provided for tenderfeet. Wearing a red checked shirt and straw hat, she rolled her eyes: How do you like my Pat Buttram look? I swung aboard gentle Chief, the tallest, largest horse Ive ever seen. Another couple joined us, and we headed uphill on a winding trail through the Ponderosa pines and autumn yellow cottonwoods of the Bitterroot Mountains. I felt the joy of one horsepower. The only sounds were the Old West clip-clop of hooves, the creak of leather saddles, and the wind in the trees. A celestial blue sky spread above us. It was easy to believe that Montanas 

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If you ever went to summer camp, you probably slept in a bunkhouse, saddled up a moth-eaten nag in a dusty corral, and ate no-frills chow. Well, the Triple Creek Ranch is nothing like that. Located near the hamlet of Darby, it is a luxury hideaway in the western wilds, a place of warm personalized hospitality, and a cooker-upper of creative, elegant cuisine. The ranch, at just under a thousand acres, is also a microcosm of southwestern Montanas river-runs-through-it scenery. At the check-in desk I spotted a novel amenity, a basket of reading glasses for those of us who might need them when signing in. This was the idea of ranch owner Craig Barrett, the retired chairman and CEO of Intel, who is apparently a problem solver with an eye for detail. A pretty young woman named Kim took us on a quick tour of the lodge: dining room upstairs, bar above that. Then we boarded the golf cart that would be ours to use during our stay and zipped down to El Capitan cabin where we quickly realized that we wouldnt exactly be roughing it. Our contemporary log home had every cushy comfort a pampered camper could ask for: a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a king-size bed framed in massive 12 19 December 2013

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logs, multiple flat-screen TVs, a dual bathroom with a huge shower, and a wraparound porch with a private hot tub. Through our expansive windows we saw only evergreen trees; I half expected an elk to wander by. (In fact, a herd winters in a meadow on the ranch.) After an hour of professional-grade lounging around our cabin, Merry and I puttered over to the lodge for cocktails. The Rooftop Lounge had deeply cushioned leather chairs that swiveled for easy conversation and a log bar with tractor saddles for barstool seats. Craig Barrett strolled in and sat down with the guests. A former materials science professor at Stanford and Intel manufacturing guru, Craig brought up a succession of topics revealing an incisive mind. (His wife, Barbara, was away that night but also boasts a stellar resume: former U.S. ambassador to Finland, trained astronaut, and advisor to four presidents on trade and defense policy.) White-haired, with crisp blue eyes, the 74-year-old Craig looked at least a decade younger. He was fresh from a long day of bow-hunting on his nearby 26,000-acre CB Ranch. Hed had no luck, though. Every time I moved one foot toward the elk, he

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said, laughing, the herd moved away one foot. The bar in fact, the ranch as a whole is a blue-jeans-and-flannelshirt kind of place, more homey and comfortable than formal, despite the high level of service and amenities. You meet people from all over and may easily end up having dinner together. A group headed to the dining room, which features tall windows and a log-beamed ceiling. The menu revolves around fresh ingredients that run from local huckleberries to fish jetted in from Hawaii. Tonights offerings included elk tenderloin, but as a pescatarian I ordered delicious blue snapper with black beans, fried okra, avocado, and verte sauce. Our stay at the ranch included meals delivered to our cabin if we wanted, or even packed for a picnic. Another welcome aspect of the ranch was the professional but always genuine warm service. During our stay, we got to know a dining room server, Heather, who told us the tale of how she ended up in Darby, Montana. I

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was living in a dangerous neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama, she said. My two kids couldnt even go outside to play. Then she happened to visit Darby and moved her family instantly. Now we have a garden with corn growing taller than I am. The kids walk about a block to school, meeting other kids along the way. She smiles. Im never moving again! Heathers happy spirit just naturally spills over to the guests. In fact, we didnt meet anyone who wasnt thrilled to be living in this pretty corner of Montana.

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The next day Merry and I were floating down the Bitterroot in a little inflatable boat steered by river guide Rick Thomas. Bobbing along on the

water like a chip of wood in fact, I noticed that beavers had gnawed lots of trees along the bank we enjoyed the passing scene: cottonwood trees changing color, the music of moving water, merganser ducks diving for fish. Many of Ricks clients come from afar to fish here, since the Bitterroot is home to wild stream-bred rainbow and cutthroat trout. The river being low in late autumn, Rick would occasionally step out of the boat in his waders and pull us over the rocky spots. Its like somebody left the parking brake on, he observed. Dark haired and fit, Rick is 49 and looks 29; something about Montanas fresh air and outdoor exercise seems to reverse everyones aging process. Ive never met a river guide without a funny story, and Rick told us one about clients who were eager to see a lot of wildlife on their float trip. But things didnt exactly go as planned. We saw a seagull and an Asian man taking a bath. Well! I told them, Both of those are pretty rare in Montana! Merry and I were luckier. Off to the right among the trees, we spotted a few elk, including two bulls with big racks of horns. The group appeared to be swirling in a circle in the clearing, agitated and unsure which way to go. Then, about thirty feet ahead of us, the lead elk clomped down the rocky

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bank and splashed into the water. Rick swung our boat to the far side and stopped it on the rocks; we didnt want to get in the middle of an elk herd on the move. Now the rest of the elks plunged into the water, crossing the river in waves, one powerful animal after another, then dozens, a moving wall of buff and gray with white tails flashing. We sat there mesmerized while at least one hundred elk churned across the water. A few brought up the rear, and then the herd began to fade into the trees and greenery. On the bank they left a 40-foot-wide swath of wet rocks and a lingering musky smell of wet wild animals. And then they were gone. Sadly, in a few days so were Merry and I. We got up early for a goodbye breakfast in the dining room coconut pancakes for me, two eggs with perfectly grilled trout for Merry and a chat with Heather. Driving away down the valley road, we left Triple Creek with memories of a place whose special qualities went even beyond

OVERVIEW: Located in southwestern Montana, Triple Creek Ranch is a member of Relais & Chteaux and was named the top hotel in the U.S. in Travel & Leisure magazines 2013 Worlds Best Awards. GETTING IN TOUCH: Phone: (406) 821-4600 or (800) 654-2943; email: info@triplecreekranch.com; web: www.triplecreekranch.com. GETTING THERE: The ranch is near Darby, Montana, 75 miles south of the Missoula airport, MSO (served from Los Angeles by United, Delta, and Alaska); private aircraft including small jets can land in Hamilton, 17 miles from Darby. DETAILS: Triple Creek is an allinclusive property for adults (and children over 16), with 23 luxurious western-style cabins, inventive cuisine, and attentive personal service. The rates include all meals, house wines and cocktails, outdoor heated pool, hot tubs, hiking, horseback riding, Alpine and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, picnic lunches, archery, fly-casting clinics and pond fishing, tennis, chipping green, fitness center, guided birding and nature tours, and photo safaris. Available at extra charge: fly-fishing on the Bitterroot River (the ranch is Orvis-endorsed), dog sledding, team penning, and cattle drives. Rates per couple range from $950 per night for a cottage to $2,650 for a 3-bedroom luxury cabin. MJ

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So I always ask myself, Is this the best I can do? Every song should be worth hearing as a standalone. With modern musicals, sometimes I think the composer just doesnt care, because it takes hard work. You have to stay there until its right. Dont put it in the show until you think it is. So theres no secret, just really hard work.

anymore. Since we are talking about whats happening right now, we may have to update and nuance it every few years as things change to make sure the irony still works. There is that danger of being too topical and specific, but I think Wall Street isnt going anywhere for quite a while. Where does this go next? Were hoping to do a production next year at another regional theater. But we might have a double world premiere in the U.S. and Canada in 2014 with two different companies and a longer run. Then were looking toward Broadway for 2015. Nothing else is lined up, especially the funds. But we do think it could be a viable show for Broadway for the holidays. I have to ask, if Friends and Lovers comes on the car radio, do you turn it up or change the station? I turn it up. Im happy. I love hearing any of my songs on the radio. I may not relate to the songs anymore, but if other people do, it makes me grateful. It got me to where I am now. Little Miss Scrooge plays a total of nine shows from December 18-23, including several matinees, at Rubicon Theatre, 1006 East Main Street, Ventura. Tickets cost $35-$59, discounted to $20 for students and active military. Call 667-2900 or visit www.rubicontheatre.org.

Obviously, its different than writing a pop song because you have a plot line you have to move forward. How much back and forth is there between plot and song? And do the songs ever dictate where the story goes? Can you talk about the process? Its different with every show. If Im adapting a novel like Jane Eyre or Emma, after I read it again I approach it scene by scene. Ill write a scene and then figure out where the song is. But I dont normally write complete lyrics and then add music. With Little Miss Scrooge, I knew I wanted to start with the company that I made up, Bleak House. I came up with a lyric, just a few lines and then look for a music that a phrase can sit on. It could be just one or two bars. Then I go back and forth. So its both at the same time. But the music has to be right. Its easier to go back and rewrite the lyric to match the music than the other way around. Thats the songwriters paradox: you have a great lyrical phrase but it just doesnt fit. Which do you change? Thats what we all face. You just make the decisions and hope you did the right thing. Is there any concern that by updating the story for our current economic times, with the mortgage crisis and such, that it might be too specific to be timeless? Absolutely. Ive been walking around recently saying, Obamas ruining my musical! We cant use excluding preexisting conditions

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phony orchestra and 90-strong company for its 39th year. Remarkably, only the first seven of those were without the participation of Desmond ONeill. ONeills Nutcracker nuptials began when his then-eight-year-old daughter Eileen was cast as one of the girls in the party scene. The director needed a grown-up for the scene, and asked if I could help out, he recalled. My wife said Of course he would. Eileen eventually worked her way up to one of the lead roles, but quit ballet after high school. Dad stayed on. Over his 32 years in the show, ONeill who is decidedly not a professional dancer has played a Party Dad, the Rat King, Herr Drosselmeyer, and, for the last 22 years, Mother Ginger. I really do enjoy it, he said. Its fun to work with the children. For most of them, its the first time out on stage or dancing in public so theyre somewhere between scared and thrilled. ONeill wont cop to any bouts with stage fright himself, not even in the early years. But there was that time during a dress rehearsal a while back that he took a tumble into the orchestra pit. Someone had knocked off all the lights in the theater. Were told to freeze when that happens, but I was already in motion. I fell head first into the pit, and ended up with a concussion and stitches in the back of my head. They patched me up at the ER and sent me back to the show. Nowadays, the biggest worry is staying upright in the humongous costume for Mother Ginger, ONeill said. Im scared that sooner or later Ill step on somebody out on stage. And if I go down wearing that skirt, theres no way Im getting back up. The Festival Ballet is dedicating this years performances to ONeill not only for his commitment to The Nutcracker, but also his years of com

Desmond ONeill has been appearing in Santa Barbara Festival Ballets production of The Nutcracker for the past 32 years

munity service, a rsum that includes the presidencies of the city Parks & Recreation Foundation, the Santa Barbara Athletic Association, the county Bar Association, and membership on two boards of directors at SBCC, to name just a few. For such a busy man, whats perhaps most amazing of all is that not only does ONeill still find The Nutcracker enchanting, he actually frequently manages to see other companies productions. Oh, yes. Almost every year. Either in town or on TV. Im always looking at them to see if theres anything I can learn. But weve been doing it the longest, so all those other ones still seem like newcomers to me. Meanwhile, he plans to return in 2014 to introduce the ballet to his grandson. That would be Eileens five-year-old boy who has only seen ONeill play Mother Ginger via DVD. Hes coming next year to see me live on stage, he said. I cant wait. The Festival Ballet presents The Nutcracker at the Arlington, 1317 State Street, at 2:30 & 7:30pm Saturday, December 14 and 2:30pm Sunday, December 15. Tickets cost $21-$42. The gala reception honoring Desmond ONeill takes place 5:30pm Saturday between performances; tickets $50. Contact the Arlington at 963-4408 or www.thear 12 19 December 2013

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lingtontheatre.com or Festival Ballet at 966-0711or www.santabarbarafestivalballet.com.

Actor Forest Whitaker, who has a huge list of Hollywood and indie credits and stars opposite Montecitoresident Oprah Winfrey in the 2013 Oscar-friendly Lee Daniels The Butler, was due to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festivals Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film this Saturday at the Bacara. But hes also being honored for his humanitarian efforts, which include launching PeaceEarth Foundation, co-founding and chairing the International Institute for Peace, and serving as the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation. Naturally, Whitaker chose to postpone the local ceremony to fly to South Africa for the memorial events in the wake of Nelson Mandelas death. The 8th annual event has been rescheduled for January 5. Meanwhile, SBIFF has announced the recipients of the 2014 Virtuosos Awards, having already secured the participation of seven currently hot actors a full month before the usual commitments come through. Daniel Brhl (Rush), Adle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is The Warmest Color), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Michael

Focus on Film

Daniel Brhl (seen here in Rush) will be one of the recipients of the 2014 Virtuosos Awards at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), and June Squibb (Nebraska) will be honored during the

fests best tribute event each actor gets a brief solo Q&A with a moderator and then all come on stage together for a brief panel discussion session. These are the up-and-comers as opposed to the more established movie stars that get a night to their own. But they are no less talented, and usually equally likely to get a nomination or two during award season. Even though I havent yet seen many of the films, this year is a true bumper crop: Leto, who was revelatory and riveting as a transgender AIDS patient opposite Matthew McConaughey is viewed as a lock to win the Supporting Actor

Academy Award, while Jordan, who portrayed the ill-fated Oscar Grant III, an unarmed 22-year-old who was fatally shot by a cop in an Oakland train station, made the character well-rounded as well as sympathetic, which might very well earn him an Oscar nod for playing Oscar. The Virtuosos take place February 4, and cost just $20, making it one of the bargains of the festival. MJ

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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO: 3688 Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3688 for the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Tertiary Filtration Plant Replacement will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014, 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, El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Tertiary Filtration Plant Replacement, Bid No. 3688". The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following major work items: demolish the existing tertiary filter complex, construct the new MF/UF filtration complex, rehabilitate the chlorine contact basin and reclaimed water storage reservoir, and construct miscellaneous chemical storage site modifications per the plans and specifications. The work is summarized in more detail in Section 01010. The Engineers Opinion of Probable Construction Costs for this project is $6,620,000. 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 Monday, December 16, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. at the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant, 520 E. Yanonali Street. The plans and specifications for this Project are available Plan and electronically at SantaBarbaraCa.gov/ebidboard. specification sets can be obtained from CyberCopy (located at 504 N Milpas St, cross street Haley) by contacting Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The Citys contact for this project is Lisa Arroyo, Supervising Civil Engineer, 805-564-5486. In order to be placed on the plan holders list, the Contractor can register as a document holder for this Project on Ebidboard. 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 Citys website at: SantaBarbaraCa.gov/ebidboard. 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 9550, 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 cashiers 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. Bidders are notified that all substitute and Or-Equal items relating to Section 11300, Hollow Fiber Membrane Filtration System, must be submitted for review and consideration to the Engineer by Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm. The bidder shall not include any Section 11300 items in its bid as substitute or Or-Equal unless it has been approved by the Engineer before the bid date as stated in Section A2 Information for Bidders. GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA William Hornung, C.P.M. PUBLISHED: Dec. 4 and 11, 2013, Montecito Journal

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO: 5259 Sealed proposals for Bid No. 5259 for the Wastewater Main Rehabilitation FY14 will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014 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, Wastewater Main Rehabilitation FY14, Bid No. 5259". The work generally includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to repair damaged sanitary sewer main pipelines utilizing traditional open trench excavation methods (point repairs); rehabilitate 6 and 8-inch sanitary sewer main pipelines utilizing cured-in-place pipe liner (CIPP), folded and formed PVC pipe liner, and/or spiral-would pipe liner methods; perform pre-rehabilitation sewer main cleaning, and perform pre- and post-rehabilitation CCTV inspections per PACP standards, as outlined in the project contract documents, complete and in place. The Engineers estimate is $1,384,589. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. The plans and specifications for this Project are available electronically at http://tinyurl.com/CityofSantaBarbaraeBidBoard. Plan and specification sets can be obtained from CyberCopy (located at 504 N Milpas St, cross street Haley) by contacting Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The Citys contact for this project is Bradley Rahrer, Project Engineer, 805-560-7531. In order to be placed on the plan holders list, the Contractor can register as a document holder for this Project on Ebidboard. 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. 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 9550, 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 cashiers 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: December 4 and December 11, 2013 Montecito Journal

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. 5291 DUE DATE & TIME: JANUARY 14, 2014 UNTIL 3:00P.M. RESERVOIR #1 JOINT SEAL REPAIR PROJECT A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on December 17, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., located at Reservoir #1, 144 Cedar Lane, 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 pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of Department of Industrial Relations. 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. The City of Santa Barbara requires all contractors to possess a current valid State of California C33 Painting & Decorating Contractors License. The company bidding on this must possess the above mentioned license and be otherwise deemed qualified to perform the work specified herein. Bids submitted using the license name and number of a subcontractor or other person who is not a principle partner or owner of the company making this bid, will be rejected as being non-responsive. Bidders are hereby notified that a Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. Bidders are hereby notified that a Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. Bidders are hereby notified that a Bid Guaranty Bond in the form of a money order or a cashiers certified check, payable to the order of the City, amounting to ten percent (10%) of the bid, or by a bond in said amount and payable to said City, signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation in consideration of award. ____________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. General Services Manager

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FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COLLEGECONSULT. ORG, 5446 Eighth Street #6, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Letitia Burns OConnor, 5446 Eighth Street #6, Carpinteria, CA 93013.

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 22, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original state-

ment on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. Original FBN No. 2013-0003226. Published December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013. FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Immaginare Events by Giseli Spera, PO Box 5043, Santa Barbara, CA 93150. Giseli

Spera, 452 Scenic Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 2, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Original FBN

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ORDINANCE NO. 5642 AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA AMENDING THE EXCLUSIVE TEN-YEAR FRANCHISE FOR CITYWIDE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL SERVICES GRANTED BY THE CITY TO MARBORG INDUSTRIES, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ON FEBRUARY 12, 2013, BY CITY ORDINANCE NO. 5608 The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on November 26, 2013. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California. (Seal) /s/ Gwen Peirce, CMC City Clerk Services Manager ORDINANCE NO. 5642 ) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on November 19, 2013, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on November 26, 2013, by the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Dale Francisco, Frank Hotchkiss, Grant House, Cathy Murillo, Randy Rowse, Bendy White; Mayor Helene Schneider None None None STATE OF CALIFORNIA ORDINANCE NO. 5641 AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA AMENDING CHAPTER 10.60 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE BY REVISING SECTION 10.60.030, ESTABLISHING BRINKERHOFF AVENUE AS A ONE-WAY STREET The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on November 26, 2013. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California. (Seal) /s/ Gwen Peirce, CMC City Clerk Services Manager ORDINANCE NO. 5641 ) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on November 19, 2013, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on November 26, 2013, by the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Dale Francisco, Frank Hotchkiss, Grant House, Cathy Murillo, Randy Rowse, Bendy White; Mayor Helene Schneider None None None STATE OF CALIFORNIA 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. 5285 DUE DATE & TIME: January 8, 2014 UNTIL 3:00 P.M. Landscape Maintenance at Various Reservoirs and Pump Station Sites A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on December 18, 2013 at 8:00 a.m., at the Water Distribution Conference Room, located at 625 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA, to discuss the specifications and field conditions. There will be a sign-up sheet at the beginning and a sign-out sheet after the on-site walk through is completed. Bidder must complete the on-site walk to qualify to participate in this bidding process. Allow 4 6 hours, bring water and a lunch. Plans and specifications 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 State of California C61 Limited Specialty License or a C27 Landscaping Contractors License. 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. Bidders are hereby notified that a Performance Bond in the form of cash, a money order, or a cashiers certified check, payable to the order of the City, amounting to one hundred percent (100%) of the bid, or by a bond in said amount and payable to said City, signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, physical handicap, or national origin in consideration of award. ____________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. General Services Manager

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on November 27, 2013. /s/ Gwen Peirce, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on November 27, 2013. /s/ Helene Schneider Mayor

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on November 27, 2013. /s/ Gwen Peirce, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on November 27, 2013. /s/ Helene Schneider Mayor

Published: December 11, 2013 Montecito Journal

No. 2013-0003589. Published December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013. FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rose Golden Holdings, 89 Humphrey Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Rose Keppler Moradian, 89 Humphrey Road, Montecito, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 25, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk.

I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. Original FBN No. 2013-0003556. Published December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013. FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rabbia Cycling; Rage Cycling, 2664 Montrose Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Santa Barbara Doves, LLC, 2664 Montrose Place, Santa Barbara,

CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 26, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. Original FBN No. 2013-0003557. Published December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013. FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Scenic Tours & Taxi Service,

PO Box 1954, Santa Barbara, CA 93116. Gloria Jane Grigg, 5085 Oleander Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 21, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 2013-0003530. Published December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013. FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The follow-

ing person(s) is/are doing business as: The Bourbon Room, 4444 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Alvaro Rojas, 207 Romaine Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Anna Louise Sacks, 3245 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 6, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 20130003381. Published November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2013. FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ling Star Technology, 6735 Abrego Road, #44, Goleta, CA 93117. Cuichao Li, 6735 Abrego

Road, #44, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 21, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 20130003517. Published November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2013. FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dani Boy, 1187 Coast Village Road Suite 5, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Danielle M. Leholm , 2166 E. Valley Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Peter Mackins, 4400 Shadow Hills Apt. M, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara

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$$$ Sakana Japanese Restaurant 1046 Coast Village Road (565-2014) Stella Mares  50 Los Patos Way (969-6705) $$ In Summerland / Carpinteria Cantwells Summerland Market 2580 Lillie Avenue (969-5893) Garden Market  3811 Santa Claus Lane (745-5505) $ $$/$$$ Bella Vista  1260 Channel Drive (565-8237) Cafe Del Sol  30 Los Patos Way (969-0448) Stonehouse  $$$$ San Ysidro Ranch 900 San Ysidro Lane (565-1700) Located in what is a 19th-century citrus packinghouse, Stonehouse restaurant features a lounge with full bar service and separate dining room with crackling fireplace and creekside views. Chef Matthew Johnsons regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables harvested from the on-site chefs garden. Recently voted 1 of the best 50 restaurants in America by OpenTable Diners Choice. 2010 Diners Choice Awards: 1 of 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, 1 of 50 Restaurants With Best Service in America. Open for dinner from 6 to 10 pm daily. Sunday Brunch 10 am to 2 pm. Trattoria Mollie  1250 Coast Village Road (565-9381) $$$ $ some of the best views of both the mountains and the Santa Barbara pier sitting on the newly renovated, award-winning patio, while enjoying fresh seafood straight off the boat. Dinner is served nightly from 5 pm, and lunch is offered from 11:30 am until 3 pm daily. Reservations are recommended. Enterprise Fish Co.  $$ 225 State Street (962-3313) Monday through Thursday the Enterprise Fish Company offers two-pound Live Maine Lobsters served with a choice of any two side dishes for $37.95. Happy Hour is every weekday from 4 pm to 8 pm and Sunday from 5pm to close. Open Sunday thru Thursday 11:30 am to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm Los Agaves  $ 600 N. Milpas Street (564-2626) Los Agaves offers eclectic Mexican cuisine, using only the freshest ingredients, in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Serving lunch and dinner, with breakfast on the weekends, Los Agaves features traditional dishes from central and southern Mexico such as shrimp & fish enchiladas, shrimp chile rellenos, and famous homemade mole poblano. Open Monday- Friday 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 9 pm. Mir  $$$$ 8301 Hollister Avenue at Bacara Resort & Spa (968-0100) Mir is a refined refuge with stunning views, featuring two genuine Miro sculptures, a top-rated chef offering a sophisticated menu that accents fresh, organic, and native-grown ingredients, and a world-class wine cellar. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm. Olio e Limone Ristorante  $$$ 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. Offerings include eggplant souffl, pappardelle with quail, sausage and mushroom rag, 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  $$ 516 State Street (962-1455) Savor Santa Barbaras bounty; local organic produce from the farmers market, free-range poultry and meats from local ranchers, local seafood, wines from the Santa Barbara & Lafond Wineries and an international wine list. Happy Hour Monday Friday 4:30 to 6:30. Lunch & Dinner Every Day. Breakfast on Sat. & Sun. Rodneys Steakhouse  $$$ 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard (564-4333) Rodneys Grill Menu is Fresh and New. Featuring all natural hormone-free beef and fresh seafood, appetizers, and incredible desserts. Private Dining Room for 30. Full cocktail bar with specialty cocktails. Wine cellar with Santa Barbara County & California best vintages by-the-glass Serving 5pm 10pm Tuesday through Saturday. www. rodneyssteakhouse.com MJ

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CAVA  $$ 1212 Coast Village Road (969-8500) Regional Mexican and Spanish cooking combine to create Latin cuisine from tapas and margaritas, mojitos, seafood paella and sangria to lobster tamales, Churrasco ribeye steak and seared Ahi tuna. Sunflower-colored interior is accented by live Spanish guitarist playing next to cozy beehive fireplace nightly. Lively year-round outdoor people-watching front patio. Open Monday-Friday 11 am to 10 pm. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 10 pm. China Palace  1070 Coast Village Road (565-9380) Giovannis  1187 Coast Village Road (969-1277) Los Arroyos  1280 Coast Village Road (969-9059) Little Alexs  1024 A-Coast Village Road (969-2297) $$

Jacks Bistro  $ 5050 Carpinteria Avenue (566-1558) Serving light California Cuisine, Jacks offers freshly baked bagels with whipped cream cheeses, omelettes, scrambles, breakfast burritos, specialty sandwiches, wraps, burgers, salads, 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 Friday 6:30 am to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday 7 am to 3 pm. Nugget  2318 Lillie Avenue (969-6135) $$

Luckys (brunch) $$ (dinner)  $$$ 1279 Coast Village Road (565-7540) Comfortable, old-fashioned urban steakhouse in the heart of Americas biggest little village. Steaks, chops, seafood, cocktails, and an enormous wine list are featured, with white tablecloths, fine crystal and vintage photos from the 20th century. The bar (separate from dining room) features large flat-screen TV and opens at 4 pm during the week. Open nightly from 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday & Sunday brunch from 9 am to 3 pm. Valet Parking. Montecito Caf  1295 Coast Village Road (969-3392) Montecito Coffee Shop  1498 East Valley Road (969-6250) $$

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 famous 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) Heres 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. Jeannines 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 homemade soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, and its specialty, The Piadina, a homemade flat 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 Montecitos 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) $$

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 fireplace 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 Slys  $$$ 686 Linden Avenue (684-6666) Slys features fresh fish, farmers market veggies, traditional pastas, prime steaks, Blue Plate Specials and vintage desserts. Youll find a full bar, serving special martinis and an extensive wine list featuring California and French wines. Cocktails from 4 pm to close, dinner from 5 to 9 pm Sunday-Thursday and 5 to 10 pm Friday and Saturday. Lunch is M-F 11:30 to 2:30, and brunch is served on the weekends from 9 am to 3 pm. Stackys Seaside  2315 Lillie Avenue (969-9908) Summerland Beach Caf  2294 Lillie Avenue (969-1019) Tinkers  2275 C Ortega Hill Road (969-1970) Santa Barbara / Restaurant Row Bistro Eleven Eleven  $$ 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 traditional 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  $$$ 1114 State Street (225-4488) Cielito Restaurant features true flavors of Mexico created by Chef Ramon Velazquez. Try an antojito (or small craving) like the Anticucho de Filete (Serrano-chimichurri marinated Kobe beef skewer, rocoto-tomato jam and herb mashed potatoes), the Raw Bars piquant ceviches and fresh shellfish, or taste the savory treats in handmade tortillas at the Taqueria. It is located in the heart of downtown, in the historic La Arcada. Chucks Waterfront Grill  $$ 113 Harbor Way (564-1200) Located next to the Maritime Museum, enjoy $

Montecito Wine Bistro $$ 516 San Ysidro Road 969-7520 Savor Santa Barbaras bounty: local organic produce, free-range poultry and meats, local seafood and wines. Chef Victors seasonal farm-to-table menu focuses on California cuisine provided by area farmers markets. Many vegetarian and vegan options. Full Bar, sommelier-selected wine list and artisan (organic when possible) liquors. Open at 11 everyday. Pane Vino  1482 East Valley Road (969-9274) $$$

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Plow & Angel  $$$ San Ysidro Ranch 900 San Ysidro Lane (565-1700) Enjoy a comfortable atmosphere as you dine on traditional dishes such as mac n cheese and ribs. The ambiance is enhanced with original artwork, including stained glass windows and an homage to its namesake, Saint Isadore, hanging above the fireplace. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 pm daily with bar service extending until 11 pm weekdays and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

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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. 5287 DUE DATE & TIME: JANUARY 9, 2014 UNTIL 3:00P.M. PPE HORNET DXII BALLISTIC VESTS or APPROVED EQUAL and PPE 10260 LEVEL III RIFLE PLATES or APPROVED EQUAL 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. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation in consideration of award. ____________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. General Services Manager

Wealth Management, 3419 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Aase Christensen, 1417 Pacific Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 7, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN No. 20130003410. Published November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1458246. To all interested parties: Petitioner Jasper Wayne Morse filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Jasper Wayne Burke. 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 file 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 filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed November 22, 2013, by B. Delabra, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: January 16, 2014 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 12/11, 12/18, 12/25, 1/8 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1438719. To all interested parties: Petitioner Steven Louis Faoro Reyes filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Brewtus Louis Faoro. 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 file 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 filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed November 22, 2013, by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: January 15, 2014 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1438491. To all interested parties: Petitioner Shawn Hard filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Shawny Donahue. 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 file 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 filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed November 13, 2013, by R. Alvarez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: January 8, 2014 at 9:30 am in Dept.

6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1438779. To all interested parties: Petitioner Margaret A. Pieper filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Margaret A. Fuller. 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 file 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 filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Hearing date: January 22, 2014 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11

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County on November 20, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 20130003514. Published November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2013. FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Attorneys Video/ Media Services, 405 Camino Del Remedio, Unit D, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Andrew D. Weed, 405 Camino Del Remedio, Unit D, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 5, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 20130003375. Published November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 2013. FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: United Drain & Sewer, 3857 Pemm Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. William N. Shalhoob , 3857 Pemm Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 14, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. Original FBN No. 20130003137. Published November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 2013.

FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Mill; The Mill Annex, 406-414 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The Laguna Haley Studio, LLC, 421 North Milpas, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 7, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 20130003405. Published November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 2013. FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Alternative Wealth Solutions, 3419 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Aase Christensen, 1417 Pacific Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Richard Hersey, 419 Los Robles, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 7, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN No. 20130003409. Published November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 2013. FI CTITI OU S BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Blue Diamond; Blue Diamond Mortgage; Blue Diamond Asset Management; Blue Diamond Realty; Blue Diamond Group; Blue Diamond

Future Wednesdays at Plaza De Oro - a one time screening of a current film that has not played in the area.

December 25 - MUSCLE SHOALS January 1 - A


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WIZARD OF OZ (PG) in 3D All Seats $7.50 Includes 3D Glasses!

Tyler Perrys (PG-13) A MADEA CHRISTMAS Fri-Sun - 11:00 1:50 4:20 7:00 9:40 Mon/Tue - 2:20 5:00 7:45 A Peter Jackson Film THE HOBBIT: (PG-13) THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D: Fri/Sat - 11:20 3:00 6:40 10:20 Sun - 11:20 3:00 6:40 Mon/Tue - 3:00 6:40 2D: Fri-Sun 10:30 2:10 5:50 8:00 9:30 Mon/Tue 2:10 5:50 8:00 (R) Disneys FROZEN (PG) 3D: Fri-Sun - 1:20 Mon/Tue - 4:00 2D: Fri-Sun 10:45 11:55 2:30 3:55 5:15 6:30 9:10 Mon/Tue 2:30 5:15 7:00
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Tuesday, Dec. 17 - 7:00 The Royal Ballet in HD THE NUTCRACKER

CAMINO REAL MARKETPLACE Hollister & Storke - GOLETA

CAMINO REAL
A Peter Jackson Film

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THE HOBBIT: (PG-13) THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D: Daily - 2:15 5:45 9:20 2D on 3 Screens: 11:45 12:20 Fri-Sun - 10:45 1:00 3:20 4:00 4:40 7:00 7:40 8:20 10:40 Mon - 1:00 3:20 4:00 4:40 7:00 7:40 8:20 3:20 4:00 Tue - 1:00 4:40 7:00 8:20 Jennifer Lawrence THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG-13) Fri-Sun 12:00 3:10 6:30 9:40 Mon/Tue - 1:50 5:00 8:10 Bale 225 Christian N. Fairview - Goleta

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January 1 - A TOUCH OF SIN


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3 7 1 H i t c h c o c k Wa y - S . B . Fri & Mon/Tue in 3D LIE (PG) THE ARMSTRONG (R) 7:00 9:40 2:00 3:05 4:45 5:40 7:30 ANCHORMAN 2 (PG-13) Fri & Mon/Tue - 7:45 MET OPERA IN HD All- Seats $7.50 7:45 Mon/Tue 2:20 5:00 7:45 Sat/Sun Sat/Sun 1:45 4:45 Tue - 9:00 &- 9:30 Wednesday, December 18 11:20 12:30 2:00 3:05 Includes Glasses! 12 YEARS 3D A SLAVE (R) No Bargain Tuesday Pricing 6:30 pm: A Peter Jackson Film Fri & Mon/Tue - 7:30 for ANCHORMAN 2 4:45 5:40 7:30 FALSTAFF only for Tuesday, Dec. 17 Sat/Sun - 1:30 7:30 Verdis THE HOBBIT: (PG-13) Tuesday, Dec.4:30 17 - 7:00 Playing on 2 Screens THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG The Royal Ballet in HD THOR: 2D 3D: Fri/Sat - 11:20 3:00 THE DARK WORLD (PG-13) THE NUTCRACKER 6:40 10:20 MONTECITO JOURNAL The secret to eternal youth is arrested development Alice Roosevelt Longworth Fri & Mon/Tue -

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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)

EVENTS
by Steven Libowitz

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 G for Goin Country Phillip Claypool was born and raised in Memphis and scored his only hit single on the country charts with his debut album, Circus Leaving Town, back in 1995. USA Today lauded the record as its No. 3 country album of the year. But he considers himself not so much a country artist as a Southern singer-songwriter, one who is adept at many musical genres but feels special affinity for Mississippi Delta music. Claypool, who lived locally for several years, hasnt made a full album since 1999, but he did put out two singles earlier this year, Im Gonna Lie and Strong One. Hes been in residency up in Northern California, and has held a weekly gig at a club in St. Helena for months, but tonight Claypool ventures south to his old hometown for one of those special Upstairs at the G shows at the Granada Theatre held in the Founders Room, the intimate carpeted space where the receptions and post-parties take place. Claypool will be joined by his Bay Area guitarist compadre, Jimmy Dillon, a guitarist who has appeared on stage with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and BB King. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. COST: $53 INFO: 899-2222 or www.granadasb.org

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 Crack This: Moscows Twist Quick, name a popular classical ballet that tells a traditional fantasy fairytale and features music by a famed Russian composer of the 20th century. Nope, not The Nutcracker. Youve got plenty of chances to see the Tchaikovsky winter classic before Christmas (Festival Ballets at the Arlington this weekend, State Street Ballets at the Granada next weekend), but tonight, its the Moscow Ballets Cinderella, a tale normally more appropriate for fall the chariot does turn into a pumpkin after all. (In truth, its still autumn until December 22). Set to Sergei Prokofievs classic score, the famed companys award-winning dancers put a twist on the traditional telling of the beloved Cinderella story, with men dancing as the wicked stepmother and as Cinderellas ugly stepsisters. Replete with lavish costumes and lots of humor, the Moscow Ballets Cinderella has been called expressive and a delight to watch by the Washington Post. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 East Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez COST: $35-$55 INFO: (800) CHUMASH (248-6274) or www. chumashcasino.com Kids Draw Architecture No doubt youve seen lovely photos of such iconic Santa Barbara landmarks as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art,

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
Holiday Shop n Roll Roll away your holiday blues as Cultivate Events the organizers of the annual Fermentation Festival have teamed up with Meet Your Makers to create a new holiday experience designed to support and promote local food producers and craft people while letting you roller skate (or blade) your way to bliss. The event lets visitors shop local at the Holiday Mart, show off their roller disco moves on the roller rink, connect with local artisans and other sustainable businesses, and savor prepared foods from popular area chefs. Todays grand opening party (at 11 am) features special guests Santa Barbaras own roller derby team The Brawlin Betties, The GodFather of Skating David Miles Jr., and Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Polly C Schneider. The skating goes on all week long, as Miles, known for his spectacular roller disco moves as well as propulsive playlists and stylish ensembles, will be in residence to spearhead theme nights including 80s night, Black Rock City Roller Disco, as well as roller derby matches and exhibitions, skating lessons, and more. Bring your own skates or rent quads or in-lines, pads and helmets provided. The Locavore Food Court, which is open every day from 11am, offers fare from food trucks, carts, and catering operations featuring local, delicious, and nutrient-dense foods, drinks, and holiday treats. The Holiday Mart, open weekends only, features locally sourced gift baskets, artisan foods, products, and handmade goods. Profits benefit the SBCC Center for Sustainability and the Eco-Entrepreneurship Program. (Note: the event was originally planned for SBCC Parking Lot but has wisely been moved indoors to the 22,000 square-foot Exhibition Hall at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.) WHEN: 11am-10pm Friday-Sunday, 11am9pm Monday-Thursday, today through December 22 WHERE: 3400 Calle Real COST: free Monday-Friday, $5 Saturdays & Sundays for ages 16+ (waived with skate rental) INFO: 687-0766 or www.cultivateevents.com Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Montecito, and the historic downtown Post Office. But probably not with the unique perspective provided by Kids Draw Architecture, the long-running program that brings together professional architects and artists to sketch significant buildings and structures with Santa Barbara County youth of all ages. Included this year are renditions of the above, plus the UCSB Art Design & Architecture Museum, Chaucers Book Store, the Book Den, and the Architectural Foundation itself, as several sketch sessions were held around town, with many compiled for inclusion in the 2014 Kids Draw Architecture calendar. The exhibit went up last week; todays holiday reception features refreshments and a chance to talk with the artists about their work. WHEN: Reception 5-7pm tonight; exhibit through January 10 WHERE: Architectural Foundation Gallery, Acheson House, 229 East Victoria Street COST: free INFO: 9656307 or www.afsb.org SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 Handel, With Care Santa Barbara Choral Societys Christmas concerts take on an even more decidedly local flavor this year as  Santa Barbara-raised Metropolitan Opera tenor Eduardo Villa, Music Academy of the West bass-baritone alumnus DeAndre Simmons, and Montecitos own actress-author Fannie Flagg serve as special guests. Flagg will read Clement Clarke Moores classic poem Twas The Night Before Christmas accompanied by the Choral Society Orchestra, while the others will solo alongside the 90-plus voice chorus and orchestra on a journey through holiday favorites from Renaissance Spain to traditional English carols and, of course, Handels Baroque classic Hallelujah Chorus. JoAnne Wasserman conducts in the splendor of the newly-refurbished Lobero Theatre. WHEN: 8pm tonight, 3pm tomorrow WHERE: 33 East Canon Perdido Street COST: $26.50-$46.50 INFO: 963-0761 or www.lobero.com The Last Round-up OK, Trinity Backstage isnt completely calling it quits following tonights annual holiday Benefit-In-The-Round concert. But the series co-founders Doug Clegg and Kate Wallace are scaling back the singer-songwriter series to quarterly gigs for 2014 after a solid decade-plus of monthly shows. Meanwhile, tonights event features 12 19 December 2013

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13
Solo Wilco? Well Go! If youre already familiar with Wilco who are simply the finest altcountry band America has ever produced, although perhaps the genre qualifier isnt even necessary then youve probably already bought tickets for tonights solo concert with Jeff Tweedy, the groups charismatic-via-guilelessness lead singersongwriter-guitarist. The buzz is that Tweedys setlist for this solo tour is completely unscripted, meaning were liable to hear anything from the endlessly creative Tweedys catalogue of about 400 songs or so that veer from lo-fi Americana to experimental/ neo-psychedelic rock, although whatever he chooses theres sure to be a dollop of humor alongside the passionate earnestness. If youre not familiar with Tweedy and Wilco, well get your ticket now before they sell out, and download the entire eight-album Wilco catalogue (compiled over nearly 20 years), plus Uncle Tupelo (which Tweedy co-founded previously), the three Mermaid Avenue series CDs (for which Tweedy collaborated with folksinger Billy Bragg to create songs out of unrecorded Woody Guthrie lyrics), and Tweedys solo output that you can find lots of places online. Then sit back and prepare to have your mind and heart blown away. Opening is Scott McCaughey, another well-traveled and ambitious singer-songwriter who fronts both The Young Fresh Fellows and The Minus 5 (which played alongside R.E.M., Robyn Hitchcock, and, yes, Wilco back in 2003), and is a member of the baseball-obsessed The Baseball Project (with Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills). WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. COST: $30-$45 INFO: 899-2222/www.granadasb. org or 893-3535/www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

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Levine Returns Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine makes his first Live in HD digital transmission appearance in nearly two years conducting the Mets first new production in half a century of Verdis brilliant final masterpiece, Falstaff. Ambrogio Maestri sings the iconic basso buffo role of Sir John Falstaff, the boorish, blustery character originally seen in Shakespeares Henry IV and Merry Wives of Windsor. Angela Meade is Alice Ford, one of the many objects of Falstaffs affection, and Stephanie Blythe is Mistress Quickly in a cast that also includes Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta, Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page, Paolo Fanale in his Met debut as Fenton, and Franco Vassallo as Ford. The International Herald Tribune praised director Robert Carsens staging, first seen at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, as a production of eye-catching ingenuity. WHEN: 9:55am; repeats 2pm February 9 (Delayed simulcast also shown at Metro Theater on lower State Street 6:30pm Wednesday) WHERE: Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road COST: $27 INFO: 695-7931 or www.musicacademy.org both of them, plus the remainder of the Harmony All Stars, who came together as a emergency fill-in for a show last January: Jimmy McVay, Caren Armstrong, and special guest Jim Sheridan, who is coming over from Sedona for the concert. As usual, there will also be plenty of special guests meaning series regulars and other local folkies taking a shot in the Pilgrim Chair. Tickets go towards a donation to the Justice and Outreach Program at Trinity Episcopal Church. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: 1500 State Street COST: $10 INFO: 9622970 or www.trinitybackstage.com SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 Lambs, Harp, & Folkies, Oh My Santa Barbara Master Chorale 18th annual holiday concert, carol sing-along, and party is a varied vocal affair, designed to celebrate the season with songs ancient and modern. The concert introduces the Meistersingers and also features local harpist Laurie Rasmussen, while the program ranges from early carols and music from Heinrich Schutzs 16th century Christmas Story to John Taveners The Lamb, and the Peter, Paul & Mary piece A Soalin, with harp and handbells, as arranged by Brigham Young Universitys Ronald Staheli. The audience is invited to join in on the popular carols and stay for a post-performance party with the singers featuring free refreshments. WHEN: 7pm WHERE: Unitarian Society, 1535 Santa Barbara Street COST: $20 general, $10 children 12 & under INFO: 967-8287 or www. sbmasterchorale.org MJ

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Christa at Christmas When Christa Burch pulls into the parking lot at Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Goleta for tonights Song Tree Concert Series with Mollys Revenge, shell probably experience a slight case of deja vu. Thats because it was just three weeks ago that Burch played a smaller venue at the church site with her band The Syncopaths (who then performed for the contra dance two days later at the Carrillo Recreation Center, where Burch had played just two weeks before that with her other contra band Flutatious). This time, Burch who plays bodhrn and stomps her feet for percussion with her own bands will be a special guest focusing mostly on her voice, a warm and emotionally expressive instrument she uses both for melody and inviting storytelling. Mollys Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band whose musicianship might only be exceeded by its enthusiasm. The trio plays a classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhrn over arrangements of traditional Celtic jigs, reels and more. Local audiences have heard them several times, too, including appearances at the Fiddle Convention and Festival. But tonight is a special holiday concert, meaning Mollys Revenge and Burch will focus on song and dance associated with the festive season including Christmas songs played with a Celtic twist. WHEN: 7:30pm WHERE: 820 North Fairview Ave. COST: $15, free under 16 INFO: 403-2639 or www.SongTree.org 12 19 December 2013

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by Mark Hunt compound includes a two-bedroom main house, a one-bedroom studio with

Mark and his wife, Sheela Hunt, are real estate agents. They live in Montecito with their daughter Sareena, a student at SBHS. His family goes back nearly one hundred years in the Santa Barbara area. Marks grandparents Bill and Elsie Hunt were Santa Barbara real estate brokers for 25 years.

he over-$10-million price range for a home in Montecito is an interesting market sector. Not only do most homes in this price category exceed most folks purchasing potential (and expectations), but there are surprisingly quite a few homes to choose from in this price range. It may be difficult to imagine that one can have ones pick of $10-million-plus homes in our small town, but there are many on the market at this point. There are currently about 125 homes for sale in Montecito that are officially on the market. Of those 125, about 25 have asking prices over $10 million (up to $32 million). Thats 20% of the market! In prior articles, Ive featured many of these dream estates and many of them have been on the market for a year or more. Simply said, there are just fewer buyers in this price range, which provides a qualified buyer many opportunities and choices. Whether you are looking for a multi-acre estate with ocean views, pool, guest house, privacy, etc or simply for a private getaway with multiple structures, once you get over $10 million, your options expand considerably. Below are four homes priced over $10 million that all offer the wow factor. This ridge-top plateau features expansive ocean and island views. A recent remodel provides buyers with a unique and versatile private residence on 10 acres in the foothills at the eastern end of Montecito, near the top of Ladera Lane. This is not a large estate home; it is rather a retreat that has been artfully separated into four This Bella Vista Drive home sits on the top of a plaseparate living quarters. The hilltop teau at the eastern end of Montecito

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breezeway, a large upper-level one-bedroom guest house and a spacious onebedroom apartment over the lower level three-car garage. The adjacent 19-acre lot is advertised as included in the sale, which would bring this estate property to a total of 29 acres. This home is in the Summerland and Carpinteria school districts, but is in the 93108 ZIP Code area.

269 Las Entradas Drive - $11,500,000

2645 Bella Vista Drive - $10,650,000

Located in the gated community of Ennisbrook is this private Europeanstyled home, built on a promontory knoll with 2+ acres of mature landscaping. The property is immersed in wrap-around panoramic ocean, harbor & mountain views. Some of the most rare and exciting views Ive seen include looking out over many of the other nearby estates, as well as powerful views of Montecito Montecito and Santa Barbara views (and the proper and toward the city of Santa inviting and private pool) come with this elegant Ennisbrook home Barbara. The home features five bedrooms and ten (eight full and two half) bathrooms as advertised and includes formal living & dining rooms, a library, spacious kitchen-family room, all opening to view loggias, terraces & gardens. There is a secluded and inviting swimming pool with a two-bedroom, two-bath adjacent guest house as well as a large versatile studio over the five-car garage. This home is newer to the market and is located in the Montecito Union School District. Big ocean views and extreme privacy are the appeals of this Bob Easton-designed 20-acre estate, inspired by the French Country homes of Provence. Casually elegant, yet substantial in size, this home features six bedrooms, (including a first-floor master). There are seven full and three half baths, a mediascreening room, cooks kitchen, fourcar garage, a guest house with its own gated entrance, a bocce ball court, grassy lawn, fruit trees, Koi pond, infinity pool, private well and This home at the top of Park Lane could be in Montecito (it is), but could just as easily be in the parking for guests. Vaulted ceilings south of France throughout, broad ocean, island and mountain views prevail. There are no homes above this one, creating that private and removed feeling, yet it is close to town and shopping. This compound also advertises coming with Smart home technology and is located in the Montecito Union School District.

985 Park Lane - $11,900,000

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This premier, six-bedroom, ninebathroom French Regency home is located in the Golden Quadrangle of Montecito, near Mountain Drive. Ocean and mountain views, historical provenance, amenities & condition of the recently rebuilt home add top marks. As new 2006 restoration blends architecture and scale with contemporary lifestyle amenities. Richly appointed rooms, gate house, 13-seat theatre, sport court, large wine storage, poolside cabana, six-car garage and more await a new owner. This home is located in This unique estate-sized home in the French Regency style was fully renovated in 2006 the Montecito Union School District and is close to hiking trails and other $10-million+ estates. For more information on these properties please consult your Realtor. If you are not working with anyone feel free to contact me directly Mark@villagesite.com or call/text 805-698-2174 and visit my website www.MontecitoBestBuys.com to see my best buy picks for top Real Estate opportunities in Montecito. MJ  12 19 December 2013

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ESTATE/MOVING SALE SERVICES THE CLEARING HOUSE, LLC Recognized as the Areas Leading Estate Liquidators Castles to Cottages Experts in the Santa Barbara Market! Professional, Personalized Services for Moving, Downsizing, and Estate Sales. Complimentary Consultation (805) 708 6113 email: theclearinghouseSB@cox. net website: theclearinghouseSB.com Estate Moving Sale Service-Efficient-30yrs experience. Elizabeth Langtree 689-0461 or 733-1030. CEMETERY PLOTS CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE (up to 5) Santa Barbara Cemetery, Vista de la Cumbre 24K ea. (market price 27K) disc. if more than 1 (310) 472-6091 DOUBLE VERTICAL CEMETERY PLOT for sale. Catholic cemetery in Culver City considered most beautiful in California. $10,000. 805-636-9069 Richard.

REAL ESTATE SERVICES Nancy Hussey Realtor Nancy performed Miracles for us! ~ Client Comment 805-452-3052 Coldwell Banker / Montecito DRE#01383773 www.NancyHussey.com

SHORT/LONG TERM RENTAL CARMEL BY THE SEA vacation getaway. Charming, private studio. Beautiful garden patio. Walk to beach and town. $110/night. 831-6246714 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Location, Location, Location Business-Professional STATE & MISSION beautiful suite, 690 sq ft. Quality Bldg. Parking, Private bath, Air. Low rent. Call 682-6899 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 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 GARDENING/LANDSCAPING/TREE 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 VOLUNTEERS WANTED Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter is located at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter, 5473 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, Ca. www. bunssb.org Adopt / Volunteer/Donate with us, and help give abandoned & stray rabbits & guinea pigs a better life.

HOUSE/COTTAGE/ROOM WANTED Seeking Cottage/Guesthouse in Montecito. Responsible, trustworthy and reliable. I am willing to garden and/or property-sit if needed. References. Terry (805) 698-3663. Sophisticated, tidy, mature couple from Rome, Italy seeking guesthouse or studio, with kitchen, in Montecito/SB area for Feb, March, April 2014. Prefer walking distance to CVR, or SB downtown, if possible. Excellent local references. Pls call/text Cliff, 729-2974.

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3981 Roblar Ave $5,498,000 Nancy Kogevinas 805.450.6233 20+ Acs, 5Bd/7.5Ba, Gst Wing, Pool/Spa, Tennis Court, Room for Horses. SantaYnezRanchoCielo.com

810 Toro Canyon Rd $4,950,000 Nancy Kogevinas 805.450.6233 Private 25-Acres, 360 Ocn/Mtn views. 4BD/4BA Main Hse w/pool + GH. MontecitoProperties810.com

Lovely Hope Ranch Estate $6,950,000 Abbott/Winter 805.455.5409 4445 Via Bendita 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath with 2 half baths Hope Ranch estate with pool, spa, equestrian on 4.5 acres. www.LasPalmasEstate.com The Brothers Gough

$4,950,000 805.455.1420/455.3030 Approx. 8 acre estate site in Hope Ranch with ocean & mtn views. www. HopeRanchLand.com

Big Ocean Views, 5 Acres $4,500,000 Hurst/Switzer 805.680.8216/805.680.4622 Big ocean views from this 5 Ac estate parcel by Padaro Lane, polo elds. New gated community.

6 Acre View Estate $3,750,000 Paul Hurst 805.680.8216 Impeccable 5BR/7BA + Guest House. 360 views. Text GOTO 4SBRE4 to 95495.

4345 Via Glorieta $3,695,000 The Brothers Gough 805.455.1420/455.3030 Custom Hope Ranch 4BD/4.5BA gated estate on 1.2 acres with canyon, mountain & ocean views.

1006 Acres Ranch! $3,900,000 SiBelle Israel 805.896.4218 1006 Acre Ranch! Privacy, miles of trails for riding, & mins from SYV! www.SiBelleHomes.com

Secluded Spanish Hacienda $3,850,000 Joyce Enright 805.570.1360 Spanish 5BD/4BA Hacienda nestled on a 5-acre avocado ranch in Carpinteria with ocean views.

Hope Ranch Opportunity! $2,995,000 Ken Switzer 805.680.4622 2 level acres in prime Hope Ranch estate location. Very private. Upgrade/ expand or build new.

335 AC Sta Rita Hills AVA $2,900,000 Ken Switzer 805.680.4622 Prized ranchland, mainly Sta. Rita Hills AVA. 335 AC, 196 to plant, exist. 2 hms, new storage.

5-Acre View Lot By Ocean $2,495,000 Switzer/Hurst 805.680.4622/805.680.8216 5-acre ocean-view build able estate parcel near Padaro Lane and ocean; new gated community.

Santa Ynez Ranch/Estate Randy/Kellie This gorgeous ranch/estate boasts 7350 SF on 5 acs! 6 beds/6 baths. Pool. Centrally located.

116 Orizaba Rd Mary Layman $1,669,000 805.895.1799/705.5334 Mediterranean 3BD/2.5BA home with views on a quiet cul-de-sac. www.116OrizabaSantaBarbara.com

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SANTA BARBARA 805.687.2666 | MONTECITO 805.969.5026 | SANTA YNEZ VALLEY 805.688.2969 3868 State Street 1170 Coast Village Road 2933 San Marcos Avenue, Suite 102 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Montecito, CA 93108 Los Olivos, CA 93441

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