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Our Town
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Deneen Demourkas and crew
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94-year-old Louis Zamperini, subject
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5 Editorial
Reelect Dale Francisco, Michael Self and Randy Rowse;
we’ll say it again: reelect Dale Francisco, Michael Self and
Randy Rowse
6 Montecito Miscellany
Deneen Demourkas wins Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Trophy; movie of Louis Zamperini’s life planned; Ellen
DeGeneres’ real estate woes; OWN’s ratings unimpressive;
Carpinteria doctor Ali Javanbakht’s frst book; UCSB Arts
& Lectures series kicks of; sushi and wine on the Condor
Express; Bacara’s open house; visitors fock to Buckingham
8 Letters to the Editor
Ralph Iannelli responds to Das Williams; Five basic
principles of Tea Party Express; Mitt Romney is at top
of David McCalmont’s heap so far; Don Michel hopes
protesters put on workin’ shoes; William Henry Pritchett,
Sr. reminds us what ABR’s goals should be; Frank Jarc
wishes to expose elected ofcials; Jean von Wittenburg
encourages readers to attend Montecito Beautifcation Day
November 5
10 Community Calendar
MERRAG trains on fre safety; Chris Mitchum and Tom
Watson debate; Cecile Richards speaks at annual Planned
Parenthood event; Carol Burnett honored; High School
Reunion; MUS board meeting; MPC meets in special
hearing; Lotusland presents autumn twilight tour; Hattie
Beresford signs book; Our Lady Mount Carmel holds
annual auction
Tide Guide
Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take
that walk or run on the beach
11 Village Beat
Montecito Association board meets; Borgatello family
honored; sculptures unveiled; book launched
14 Seen Around Town
"Tink Pink” gala at Montecito estate; Santa Barbara
Museum of Natural History annual ArtWalk; SBMA
Women’s Board welcomes new members
21 Montecito Capitalist
Jef Harding addresses Wall St. protesters and examines
boom-bust cycles
23 Sheriff’s Blotter
Vehicle broken into on Banner Avenue; pedestrian struck
and killed on Milpas Street
24 Your Westmont
Director John Blondell stages Norwegian masterpiece
“Peer Gynt”; special inspector general for Iraq
reconstruction ofers his perspective; golf and disc golf
tourney at Montecito County Club
26 Coming & Going
Providence Hall hosts Louis Zamperini, American hero;
Glen Campbell and family’s memorable performance at
29 Profles
Samantha Eve of Violette Bakeshop bakes cupcakes and
desserts with adult palates in mind
30 Ernie’s World
Witham is still in France, and still lost in translation
32 Our Town
Cold Spring School Dolphins kick of football season
33 State Street Spin
Louis Zamperini honored by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans’
Museum; Newport Jazz Collective jams at the Granada;
latest exhibit at Gallery Los Olivos; one-man show at
Maritime Museum
34 The Way it Was
Hattie Beresford explores the Veluwe, Holland’s best-kept
40 Calendar of Events
EDC’s Fall Feast; Carol Burnett honored at Lobero;
Camerata Pacifca event; Met Live in HD; Santa Barbara
Revels’ Oktoberfest; Dancing Under the Stars charity
beneft; Animals Have Feelings, Too! launch party; New York
City Ballet MOVES; Tales From the Tavern; Bryan Callen
at SOhO
41 On Entertainment
Tim Bagley in Ensemble Teater Company’s “Underneath
the Lintel”; CAMA’s “Season of the Century”; SB Chamber
Orchestra’s season begins
42 Guide to Montecito Eateries
Te most complete, up-to-date, comprehensive listing of all
individually owned Montecito restaurants, cofee houses,
bakeries, gelaterias, and hangouts; some in Santa Barbara,
Summerland, and Carpinteria too
43 Movie Showtimes
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as they are every week
45 Real Estate View
Ten new properties have been listed in Montecito, adding
to the 224 currently for sale
93108 Open House Directory
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46 Classifed Advertising
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ofer everything from summer rentals to estate sales
47 Local Business Directory
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The Santa Barbara City Council Race
he Upper Village may be the soulful center of Montecito but the Coast
Village area is its pulsating commercial heart. And, because Coast Village
is so important to Montecito, we should care who sits on the Santa Barbara
City Council, as both Coast Village Road and Coast Village Circle are offcial
parts of the City of Santa Barbara.
It wasn’t long ago that there were no fiscally prudent members of the Council.
After Mayor Sheila Lodge left office in 1993, the makeup of the council gradu-
ally shifted to an activist group that pushed more strenuously for what is often
described as “affordable housing,” but which we call taxpayer-subsidized
housing. Why, we wonder, should one taxpayer who perhaps managed to fore-
go certain luxuries to save up the requisite 20% down to purchase a home, sub-
sidize the purchase of a cheaper home for someone who didn’t? That answer is
never responsibly given, but then, responsibility isn’t a big deal among certain
groups. Before Dale Francisco was elected to the council, it was dominated by
people with radical ideas on how extensively the private sector should support
the public sector, including current mayor Helene Schneider, former mayor
Marty Blum, and now-Assemblyman Das Williams, Folayemi Babatunde, and
others of similar leanings.
Francisco’s election has been followed by Frank Hotchkiss, Michael Self,
and the selection of Randy Rowse to replace Mr. Williams on the council after
his election to the State Assembly. Disciplined teachers, it is felt, are back in
charge of a classroom that seemed to be run by kindergarten students for too
many years.
As of yesterday, the all-mail-in election ballots for three council seats have
been sent out and many of us fear a return to the bad old days, as former City
Council member Iya Falcone, Deborah Schwartz, and Cathy Murillo present
themselves as a team to replace current members Dale Francisco, Michael Self,
and Randy Rowse. We would not like to see that happen and urge you to sup-
port, volunteer, talk-up, and vote for Dale Francisco, Michael Self, and Randy
Rowse between now and the end of balloting in November. Even former Mayor
Sheila Lodge, a life-long Democrat, has endorsed Francisco, Self, and Rowse.
Dale Francisco is the son of a U.S. Marine
aviator. He’s worked in construction as a cabi-
net maker and a plumber; he’s also worked on
a dairy farm, a printing shop and a chemical
factory. He attended SBCC and graduated
from UCSB. His entire adult life was spent
working in the private sector. He was born
in 1953.
Mi c h a e l
Self founded
a house-clean-
ing business
that grew
from just her
to some 20 employees. She has lived in Santa
Barbara for nearly 27 years and administered
her husband, John Self’s, electrical contracting
business. She is in her mid-sixties and is argu-
ably the most fiscally prudent member of the
City Council.
Randy Rowse founded a Santa Barbara institu-
tion when he launched Paradise Café in 1983. Then
came the Ketchum Grill in Ketchum, Idaho (1991)
and the Shoreline Beach Café at Leadbetter Beach
(1997). At one point, before opening Paradise Café,
he was a crew member on a 65-foot sailboat that
worked its way from Venice, Italy to Santa Barbara
over the course of a year. Paradise Café currently
employs 53 people, so Randy knows what it is like
to run a business in Santa Barbara and understands
the frustrations of dealing with the various bureau-
cratic entities. Randy was born in 1954.
All three above candidates are seasoned citizens who know what a payroll
is, know how to husband resources in tough times and to spend judiciously
in good times. They have proven themselves and fully deserve reelection.
We urge you to cast your ballots early for Dale Francisco, Michael Self, and
Randy Rowse. •MJ
Dale Francisco
Michael Self
Randy Rowse
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However, since I was appointed to
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last December, the council has been
able to work together to reverse the
trend of a consistently shrinking
police force, regularly threatened
fire station closures, and shrinking budget reserves.
Teamwork has replaced partisan bickering allowing us to focus on the
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Success at Sea
Monte ito
by Richard Mineards
Richard covered the Royal Family for Britain’s Daily Mirror and Daily Mail before moving to New York
to write for Rupert Murdoch’s newly launched Star magazine in 1978; Richard later wrote for New York
magazine’s “Intelligencer”. He continues to make regular appearances on CBS, ABC, and CNN, and
moved to Montecito four years ago.
anta Barbara Yacht Club member
Deneen Demourkas is riding the
crest of a wave!
The Montecito-based former ski
instructor has become the first female
skipper to win a major one-design
world championship, taking the tro-
phy after a closely competed four
days of racing in San Francisco.
With seven crew, including herself,
dynamic Deneen, racing her Farr 30
“Groovederci” – so named after a
friend saw Florence, Italy, for the first
time – was third overall on the final
“We really needed to make up a lot
of points,” she explains. “It was the
perfect San Francisco day, but it was
nail biting to the bitter end.
“Ultimately we had a great boat,
great handling and a great technician,
Cameron Appleton.”
But one piece of bad luck occurred
when her boat, which had a huge
early lead, touched a marker buoy,
which meant a penalty that allowed
other craft to surge ahead. But she
eventually caught up, winning the
silver Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Trophy by four points.
As the event, hosted by the St.
Francis Yacht Club, was also run
concurrently with the Rolex Big Boat
Series, Deneen, whose crew included
Santa Barbara realtor Austin Herlihy
and former UCSB student, Cameron
Viehl, also received a $8,000 Rolex
Submariner watch.
Adding to the excitement, Deneen’s
husband, John Demourkas, who is
staff commodore at the SBYC, came
in fourth.
“It was a fantastic achievement for
me,” she says. “I’ve been competing
in the championships for nine years
and the best I’d done was third. I trust
it shows that women can do whatever
they set their minds to.”
In January, Deneen, who only start-
ed sailing 16 years ago, is off to Florida
for Key West Race Week, readying
herself for the next world champion-
ships in Sweden.
“I’m dedicated to making the next
dream a reality,” she adds...
A True American Hero
World War II hero, Louis Zamperini,
the subject of the bestseller Unbroken
by Laura Hillenbrand, is one hell of
a guy, as guests at a fundraiser for the
Claeyssens Veterans Museum at the
Montecito Country Club found out.
Now nearing his 95th birthday,
Zamperini served in the Army Air
Corps, surviving a plane crash, 47
days adrift on the Pacific Ocean in a
life raft surrounded by sharks, and
years of imprisonment and torture in
Japanese POW camps.
He even roomed with the legendary
Jesse Owens during the 1936 Berlin
Olympics, where he competed in the
5,000-meter race, and had a memo-
rable meeting with Adolf Hitler.
And in 1998 he was invited to carry
the torch for the Winter Olympics in
Nagano, Japan.
“It has been a pretty colorful life,”
he says, with a hint of understate-
ment. “It’s important to have a cheer-
ful countenance at all times.”
“The word inspirational is totally
inadequate when talking about Louis,”
said John Blankenship, founding
director of the museum. “There are
not enough adjectives to describe his
astounding life. It is the ultimate story
of survival.”
Now plans are afoot at Universal to
make a major movie about Zamperini’s
extraordinary career, based on the
book by Hillenbrand, who also penned
the bestselling Seabiscuit.
Nicolas Cage, nephew of director
Francis Ford Coppola, is among many
actors vying for the role, but Oscar
nominee Ryan Gosling is currently
tipped to land the coveted part once a
script has been written.
“I really wanted Boris Karloff, but
he’s dead!” joked Zamperini, who was
nursing a finger in a splint.
“I fell into a dumpster, believe it
or not,” he explained to the guests,
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including former California First
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first female to graduate from the U.S.
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Trouble on the Homefront
Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, who
sold her four-acre Montecito estate
to Google honcho Eric Schmidt for
$20 million four years ago, making a
reported $4 million profit in just one
year, isn’t having so much luck with
her home in Beverly Hills.
Ellen, 53, and her partner, Portia de
Rossi, 38, who have just opened the
doors of their estate to the Condé Nast
glossy, Architectural Digest, bought the
original home for around $30 million,
then scooped up surrounding proper-
ties to add to the compound – includ-
ing one which was transformed into a
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Zamperini and Hazel
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AB889 is “incremental Legislation”
t was very interesting to see
Mr. Das Williams quote Daniel
Patrick Moynihan during his
response (”Babysitters not Included”
MJ # 17/40) to my letter to the editor
regarding Assembly Bill 889 (“Time
to Start Governing” MJ # 17/39).
Regardless of one’s political affliation
and as a former constituent of the late
senator he truly was a statesman and
an elected offcial that represented all
of his constituents. Mr. Williams would
be well advised to be a leader in the
tradition of Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
That being said, here is the prob-
lem with Mr. Williams’ rambling
response: John Adams once said “facts
are stubborn things.” The fact is that
no one knows what this bill will look
like when it comes out of the Senate
Appropriations Committee. We can
say it is a work in progress and I
would assume that if language is put
into the bill that includes babysitters
and other “supportive services pro-
gram workers,” Mr. Williams would
vote against the legislation. The fact is
that no one knows where this legisla-
tion is going and it can be categorized
as another piece of incremental legis-
lation. These types of bills open the
door to problems that all residents,
including domestic workers, have to
endure: more regulation for regula-
tion’s sake and pitting government
against – rather than for – the people.
Let’s enforce the current laws and
punish anyone that would exploit a
domestic or any worker.
In summary, I would simply say
that each and every citizen of this state
should be given the same opportuni-
ties and safeguards. The problem is
that some legislation does neither; it
does not even the playing field nor
create opportunities for all. With Mr.
Williams, I will watch to see what
happens with Assembly Bill 889. It
might be helpful if Mr. Williams could
post the bill once it comes out of com-
mittee on his website so that his con-
stituents could see it. I for one do not
want it to be “behind closed doors and
out of the public eye” when it comes
to this type of legislation.
Ralph T. Iannelli
Occupying Wall Street
Recently, I brought to your attention
how offended we are at the Tea Party
Express that the media would dare
to continually insist that the Occupy
Wall Street protests are motivated by
the same issues that the Tea Party
coalesced around and that they are the
Tea Party of the left!
Now some in the media are claim-
ing that although our motives and
beliefs may not be similar, our tac-
tics and methods are the same. They
claim the Tea Party rallies and Occupy
Wall Street protests are democracy in
action: patriotic, non-violent, healthy
and good for America. It is important
that we stand up to these comparisons
and stand up for our principles.
Once again, I see no similarities. The
OWS crowd have had thousands of
arrests, have harassed citizens trying
to go to work and do their jobs, have
had confrontations with law enforce-
ment and destroyed public property.
They are a disorganized unruly mob
of shiftless protestors reinforced by
union and organized labor thugs.
There were 700 arrests in New York
city alone over the weekend. Their
goal has been to cause as much dis-
ruption as possible and force anarchy.
In contrast, there have been thou-
sands of peaceful and respectful Tea
Party rallies across the USA over the
past three years. The Tea Party Express
alone has hosted over 300 and there
has not been one arrest or incident
of violence. We say a prayer, recite
the pledge of allegiance and sing the
national anthem before each rally.
Tea partiers usually have informed
opinions and clear articulation of their
principles and goals. The socialist
mobs sitting around in NYC rely on
mind-numbing chants, bongo drums
and bullhorns, because there is no
substance to their message.
We here at the Tea Party Express are
guided by our 5 basic principles:
1) No more bailouts
2) Reduce the size and intrusiveness
of government
3) Stop raising our taxes
4) Repeal Obamacare
5) Cease out-of-control spending
Tea Party Express
Top of the Heap
Mitt Romney delivered the best
lines of the presidential campaign so
far: “If you don’t want the United
States of America to be the strongest
nation in the world, I’m not your man
for president. Don’t vote for me. We
already have a president who believes
we have no business being the stron-
gest nation. Vote for him!”
Who said only the economy will
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dominate the campaign rhetoric? Not
so! An America in second place in
the world would bring about great-
er disasters for the American people
than four more years of Obama eco-
nomics. Read Romney’s speech. It’s
worth your time.
I haven’t settled on a primary can-
didate yet, but this speech showed
me why Mitt is at the top of the heap
so far.
David S. McCalmont
Santa Barbara
Quit Marchin’;
Start Workin’
Doesn’t it just bring warmth to your
heart that the Tea Party’s top polling
candidate for President, is Herman
It is a bit odd though, that this
supposedly racist organization would
choose to support a conservative black
man as their way of demonstrating
their racism. Also, the President must
be swollen with pride that so many
have heeded his urging to take off
their bedroom slippers, to put on their
marchin’ shoes, and start marchin’.
What it is they are marchin’ for isn’t
exactly clear, however, we are per-
suaded by the media that this has
nothing to do with class warfare.
We would all hope that when these
good folks are finished with their
marchin’, they would put on their wor-
kin’ shoes and pursue gainful employ-
ment with the same zeal and ardor as
that with which they have pursued this
murky and nebulous cause.
Solyndra-ly, and gun-walker-ly
Don Michel
ABR “Fails Miserably”
Beginning in the Fall of 1922, my
great uncle Dr. Henry Smith Pritchett,
a world-renowned educator, former
President of MIT and the Carnegie
Foundation Head granted the Santa
Barbara Community Arts Association
(CAA) an annuity of $25,000 over five
years in recognition of its work and
as a means of widening its scope. Dr.
Pritchett, (founder of the ”Pritchett
Trail” of the Santa Barbara Botanic
Garden) was a noted philanthropist,
community leader, and local resident
originally from the East Coast who fell
in love with the area while visiting on
vacation and retired here in 1917.
The CAA formed a group called
the “Plans and Planting Committee.“
Unique in the country, its aim was to
create an interest in and knowledge of
good architecture and landscaping. In
1925, after the Great Earthquake this
grant was extended to run five years
more with the addition of $25,000
toward losses from that catastrophe
which damaged a majority of Santa
Barbara’s original brick and wooden
commercial buildings. Dr. Pritchett
provided additional direct funding to
rebuild the City Library, City Hall, the
Mission, and many other demolished
structures. This catastrophe provided
the Plans and Planting Committee
with an opportunity to guide the nec-
essary rebuilding according to its own
uniform architectural and stylistic
program. The CAA and the Plans and
Planting Committee oversaw much of
the rebuilding in Santa Barbara in the
Spanish Colonial tradition of architec-
ture. With encouragement and fund-
ing from the Committee, the City of
Santa Barbara set up the Architectural
Board of Review (ABR) in 1925 head-
ed by Bernard Hoffman of which Dr.
Pritchett was part.
The 1925 rebuilding of Santa Barbara
was succinctly summarized by Dr.
Pritchett. “The effort was based on the
assumption that if all the people of a
community could be interested in a
common effort for its improvement,
the outcome would be not only an
integration of the community but also
in the long run a satisfactory support
for the various activities connected
with the movement. That there has
resulted a real development of com-
munity spirit cannot be doubted. This
was admirably illustrated at the time
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seasonal ingredients.
Ty Lounge is open daily at the Biltmore,
1260 Channel Drive. For hours and
information, please call 969-2261.
Art Classes
Beginning and advanced, all ages and by
appt, just call
Where: Portico Gallery,
1235 Coast Village Road
Info: 695-8850
Adventuresome Aging
Where: 89 Eucalyptus Lane
Info: 969-0859; ask for Susan
Live Entertainment at Cava
Where: Cava, 1212 Coast Village Road
When: 7 pm to 10 pm
Info: 969-8500
Story Time at the Library
When: 10:30 to 11 am
Where: Montecito Library,
1469 East Valley Road
Info: 969-5063
Connections Early Memory Loss
Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus
Info: Susan Forkush, 969-0859 x15
Boy Scout Troop 33 Meeting
Open to all boys ages 11-17; visitors
When: 7:15 pm
Where: Scout House, Upper Manning
Park, 449 San Ysidro Road
Pick-up Basketball Games
He shoots; he scores! The Montecito Family
YMCA is offering pick-up basketball on
Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Join coach Donny
for warm-up, drills and then scrimmages.
Adults welcome too.
When: 5:30 pm
Where: Montecito Family YMCA,
591 Santa Rosa Lane
Info: 969-3288
Farmers’ Market
When: 8 am to 11:15 am
Where: South side of Coast Village Road
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 Richie’s 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: •MJ
Planning Commission Hearing Room,
123 E. Anapamu
Lotusland Fall Twilight Tour
Guests may take docent-guided tour
or enjoy garden on self-guided tour.
Refreshments served on geranium terrace
overlooking main lawn from 4 pm to 5 pm
When: 3 pm to 5:30 pm
Cost: $55 for members,
$65 for non-members
Registration: 969-9990 or send an email
Book Signing at Tecolote
Our own history columnist Hattie
Beresford will sign her book, My Santa
Barbara Scrap Book, a memoir of artist
Elizabeth Eaton Burton. The original memoir
was restructured and augmented with
historical photos, biographical research,
and explanatory sidebars by Beresford,
and edited by Michael Redmon, Director
of Research at the Santa Barbara Historical
Museum. The book is a narrative and
includes never-before-published images of
the artist’s work.
When: 4 pm to 5 pm
Where: Tecolote Book Shop,
1470 E. Valley Road
Info: 969-4977
Mount Carmel Auction Fundraiser
All are invited and welcome to attend
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School’s 28

Annual Auction Fundraiser, Venetian
Masquerade, at the Coral Casino.
Beginning at 4 pm, a wonderful evening of
festive gathering, silent and live auctions,
sunset views, and delicious food.
John Palminteri serves as the master
of ceremonies, and Bill Mandarino
will provide the music for the evening.
All proceeds directly beneft Our Lady of
Mount Carmel School.
When: 4 pm
Where: 1260 Channel Drive
Cost: $115 per person
Info: 969-5965 or www.
Taste of Harvest
In tandem with the third annual epicure.
sb – Santa Barbara’s month long foodie
festival – patrons are invited to take a
“tasting tour” of the local wine country
at the Four Season Biltmore’s Ty Lounge.
During October, the lounge will feature a
fight of four wines from Santa Barbara’s
Deep Sea label. Guests can opt to pair
their fights with bites showcasing local
Golf Tournament
Montecito YMCA hosts a golf tournament
at Montecito Country Club to beneft
Montecito Family YMCA programs.
Activities include a BBQ dinner, cocktail
reception, raffe prizes, auction, and
children’s putting contest.
Where: 920 Summit Road
Info: 969-3288 or
MERRAG Meeting and Training
Network of trained volunteers that work
and/or live in the Montecito area prepare
to respond to community disaster during
critical frst 72 hours following an event.
The mutual “self-help” organization serves
Montecito’s residents with the guidance
and support of the Montecito Fire, Water
and Sanitary Districts. This month: fre
safety and extinguisher use
When: 10 am
Where: Montecito Fire Station,
595 San Ysidro Road
Info: Geri, 969-2537
SB City Council Member Event
Please join Alan Porter, Brenda
Blalock, Morrie Jurkowitz, Jim
Westby and Sally Jordan to support
Santa Barbara City Council Members
Randy Rowse, Dale Francisco and
Michael Self.
When: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Where: At the home of Alan Porter &
Brenda Blalock
RSVP: 618-2950
Cost: $150 per person

Candidates Debate
Stephen Frank, publisher of California
News & Views, will moderate a lively
debate between Congressional challengers
Christopher Mitchum and Tom
Watson, who are vying to run against Rep
Lois Capps. Presented by SB Tea Party.
When: 5:30 pm
Where: Reagan Room at Fess Parker’s
DoubleTree, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd
RSVP: 967-7520
Cost: free
Politics, Sex & Cocktails
Planned Parenthood’s annual event takes
place at the Montecito Country Club.
Featured speaker is Cecile Richards,
President of Planned Parenthood Federation
of America and the Planned Parenthood
Action Fund. Named one of Time
Magazine’s 100 Most Infuential People of
2011, Richards is the daughter of the late,
former governor of Texas, Ann Richards,
who was the keynote at the 2002 Politics,
Sex & Cocktails event and the recipient of
the Action Fund’s Giraffe Award.
A drawing will be held for a Winemaker’s
Dinner for eight in Santa Ynez Valley,
featuring a dinner catered by New West
Catering, served in the private wine
cellar at Sunstone Winery. Tickets for the
drawing are $100 each; only 200 tickets
will be sold.
When: 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Where: 920 Summit Road
Cost: $200 per person
RSVP: 963-2445 ext. 1771
High School Reunion
Santa Barbara High School Class of 1976
will celebrate its 35-year reunion with
various events
When: Saturday, October 15 and Sunday,
October 16
MUS School Board Meeting
When: 6 pm
Where: Montecito Union School,
385 San Ysidro Road
Info: 969-3249
Montecito Planning Commission
MPC ensures that applicants adhere to
certain ordinances and polices and that
issues raised by interested parties are
addressed. Today in a special hearing,
the commission will hear from Jeff
Hunt, director of long range planning,
regarding an ordinance limiting marijuana
dispensary storefronts in Montecito.
When: 9 am
Where: Country Engineering Building,
(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail
or call (805) 565-1860)
Community Calendar
by Kelly Mahan
Montecito Tide Chart
Day Low Hgt High Hgt Low Hgt High Hgt Low Hgt
Thurs, Oct 13 4:06 AM 1.9 10:19 AM 5.7 05:08 PM 0.3 011:26 PM 4
Fri, Oct 14 4:28 AM 2.2 10:44 AM 5.6 05:45 PM 0.4
Sat, Oct 15 12:08 AM 3.6 4:49 AM 2.5 11:11 AM 5.5 06:27 PM 0.5
Sun, Oct 16 1:01 AM 3.3 5:11 AM 2.8 11:43 AM 5.3 07:18 PM 0.7
Mon, Oct17 2:18 AM 3.1 5:32 AM 3.1 12:23 PM 5 08:24 PM 0.9
Tues, Oct 18 4:30 AM 3.24 6:40 AM 3.18 01:29 PM 4.73 09:46 PM 0.7
Wed, Oct 19 6:00 AM 3.5 8:34 AM 3.6 02:48 PM 4.5 010:52 PM 0.8
Thurs, Oct 20 6:24 AM 3.8 10:53 AM 3.3 04:27 PM 4.5 011:47 PM 0.7
Fri, Oct 21 6:47 AM 4.3 12:08 PM 2.6 05:47 PM 4.6

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by Kelly Mahan

t this month’s Montecito
Association board meeting,
resident Carol Lieff asked
the board about several community
issues, including the new fre station
slated for East Valley Road, the
upcoming freeway construction, and
the pathway on San Ysidro Road. “We
need to heighten awareness about
these issues that people know nothing
about,” she said.
The meeting got heated as one other
audience member chimed in with
Lieff, and board members defend-
ed the work of the Association. Lieff
called into question the means of
acquiring the federal funds which are
being used to build the Safe Routes to
School path along San Ysidro Road,
to which executive director Victoria
Greene responded: “That pathway
was the subject of many of our meet-
ings, and a town hall forum.” Former
MA president Bill Palladini who was
sitting in the audience added, “I was
president at the time this project went
through. There was a huge amount of
discussion, and most of the issues you
are raising were worked through,” he
said. He went on, “There was some
opposition but a substantial amount
of support. The board voted fifteen to
two in support of the project; it was
always an open process.”
President Dick Nordlund made
use of his gavel on multiple occa-
sions, saying, “We are not a governing
body, we are a volunteer homeown-
ers’ association.” Lieff continued to
question the board, accusing members
of “approving” projects and wasting
taxpayer money. “We do not approve
projects,” Nordlund said numerous
times. “We lend input,” he said.
Lieff has been trying to gather sup-
port among residents and local busi-
ness owners to get involved with com-
munity issues by attending various
Community Reports
Pastor Jeff Bridgeman from El
Montecito Presbyterian Church report-
ed the four churches in Montecito
(Montecito Covenant, Our Lady of
Mount Carmel, El Montecito and
All Saints by-the-Sea) have formed
a group called M4. The group par-
ticipates in various projects, and next
month will hold a Thanksgiving ser-
vice on November 16 where churchgo-
ers can donate to the local non-profits
helping to put on a Thanksgiving din-
ner for the less fortunate. The service
is scheduled for 7 pm at El Montecito
Fire Chief Kevin Wallace reported
that fire danger is not over yet, despite
recent rains. He also said that once
again Montecito firefighters will par-
ticipate in “Movember,” a mustache-
growing movement to raise funds for
men’s health awareness.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s rep
David Brookshire reported a burglary
at Montecito Union School, in which
a plasma TV and a computer were
stolen. He also warned about more
vehicle break-ins at local trailheads,
calling them “crimes of opportunity”
because people continue to leave valu-
ables in plain sight in their vehicles.
Rob Stuva with California Highway
Patrol said last month in Montecito
there were three DUI citations, 28 cell
phone citations, 18 stop sign viola-
tions, 8 speeding tickets issued on
Highway 192, and one crosswalk vio-
lation for a driver not yielding to a
Montecito Union School superin-
tendent Tammy Murphy reported a
committee has chosen an architect out
of Ventura to help the school work
on its Master Plan. Once accepted
by the board, the architect will work
with a facilities committee (which will
include a member of the MA board) to
look into modernizing the school and
bringing it up to current codes. “It’s
been a while since we’ve tended to
some of those housekeeping types of
things,” Murphy said.
Hot Springs Latest
The MA board voted unanimous-
ly to allow president Nordlund to
sign his name and title to a fundrais-
ing letter, sent by the Land Trust of
Santa Barbara, which will go out to
Montecito residents. Land Trust exec-
utive director Michael Feeney said
there is still $1,750,000 left to raise
in order to purchase the historic Hot
Springs Canyon property, which the
Land Trust hopes to give to the Los
Padres National Forest so it will not be
developed in the future. “We are get-
ting down to the wire,” he said. The
deadline to raise the rest of the $8.7
million is December 15.
Board member Bob Short asked
Feeney if he is willing to renegotiate
with the family that owns the 462-
acre property for a lower price. “At
this point we want to come as close to
the amount committed as possible,”
Feeney answered.
East Mountain Drive
The board also voted unanimously
to send a letter to Montecito Board
of Architectural Review regarding
a proposed house and driveway at
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1496 East Mountain Drive. The project
will require approximately 8,000 cubic
yards of grading and the construction
of a 1,100-ft driveway to access the
property, which would require two
bridges to cross a drainage. It would
require the removal of 18 oak trees,
and significantly impact 21 others,
Greene said. A neighbor below the
property spoke up and voiced his con-
cern with drainage issues. “Once you
start taking down trees and moving
soil, there is a concern.”
The letter points out several conflicts
with the Montecito Community Plan,
as well as the Montecito Architectural
Guidelines and Development
Standards, given the amount of trees
to be impacted as well as building on
such a steep slope. The project will be
in front of MBAR on October 31; it was
postponed from earlier this week.
Nominations for 2012
Board member Peter van Duinwyk
reported a committee has chosen five
people to fill vacant seats on next
year’s board. Three of those five are
current board members who are up
for reelection – Tom Bollay, Tom Kern
and Monica Brock Petersen – and
the other two are Ted Urschel, an
MUS parent, and Dorinne Johnson,
who currently sits on the Land Use
Committee. “We have an influx of new
people and new talent,” Nordlund
For the next 30 days, members of
the community who would like to be
considered to sit on the Association
board can petition to have their name
included on the ballot, which will be
sent out at the end of the year.
The board also appointed Frank
Abatemarco, local Sotheby’s realtor, to
the Land Use Committee.
“Party Palaces”
Greene reported that this week,
Santa Barbara County Planning
Commission will again look into clos-
ing an ordinance loophole that allows
large estate events to take place with-
out a permit. A committee, comprised
of stakeholders including event indus-
try people, and Greene, representing
the Montecito Association, has met
two times and will present a proposal
to the planning commission which
states that “one time only” events
would simply need a staff level per-
mit. If an estate is used several times a
year for events, the owner would need
to obtain conditional use permits.
Although they are required to obtain
permits for large events, homeowners
have gotten around the requirement
by renting out their estate for a short
time so the event is not considered
“Ideally this will help keep people
on track when they are supposed to
get permits,” Greene said. “Provisions
are in place right now, but people
aren’t abiding by them.”
Committee Updates
Board member Elisa Atwill report-
ed that the History Archive is current-
ly looking for a new home, in part due
to the large contribution bequeathed
by David Myrick, who passed away
last month. Atwill also told the board
the history committee is looking into
having a plaque made to adorn one of
the three large rocks outside commu-
nity hall. The other two have plaques
honoring Maria Churchill and Maria
Herold. “They are the three giants of
history in Montecito,” Atwill said.
Funds are still needed for
Beautification Day on November
5. To contribute, call the Montecito
Association office at 969-2026. And
look for an expanded website in
The next MA board meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, November 8.
Borgatellos Honored
On Saturday, October 23, the
Borgatello family of Montecito will
be honored at the United Way’s
15th annual Red Feather Ball. Karen
Knight, the event’s coordinator, tells
us the family, along with MarBorg
Industries, is being honored for its
decades of service to the communities
of Santa Barbara and Montecito.
The Borgatello family business
began when Mario F. and his big
brother Charles started hauling gar-
bage with a hand-drawn two-wheeled
wagon from the Bliss estate to the
Barker property on School House
Road in the 1930s. By 1936 so many
Montecito residents wanted the ser-
vice, the brothers purchased a new
Ford stake-sided flatbed truck and
Borgatello Brothers was established.
The Montecito estates, which includ-
ed DuPont, Armour, Knapp and
Fleischmann, kept the family busi-
ness thriving during the Depression;
it was not unusual for the brothers to
go right into the kitchens of some of
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Pink.” That came from the
Breast Cancer Resource Center
(BCRC) for their 13
annual beneft.
And everyone did, including the
guys. One fellow had on a pink sport
coat and others had on pink shirts or
pink handkerchiefs in their pockets.
Pink pops!
Wynne and Steven Benhayon’s
Montecito estate had been turned into
a magical pink paradise by Merryl
Brown Events. There was a pink prom
dress on a mannequin at the entrance,
pink balloons floated in the pool and
pink fabric was draped everywhere,
including all of the tables. The coup
de grace was when a Marie Antoinette
lookalike appeared in the middle of
a pink “cake” table. It was on rollers
so she walked it all around the party
where people could sign up for special
classes to benefit the silent auction.
Executive director Silvana Kelly
gave kudos “to a mighty committee
of volunteers led by Rachael Stein
and Dinah Calderon.” The honor-
ary chairs were Hollye Jacobs who
declared, “pink is my favorite color,”
and Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree who
gave a large donation that surprised
BCRC. Prior to the evening, $90,000
had already been underwritten with
a goal of $125,000. Andrew Firestone
led the short live auction. This year’s
event was the biggest ever with 300
Long time board member Andri
Beauchamp introduced her sister
Aimee Arnwine from North Carolina.
Two years ago, Aimee had a suspicious
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“little house on Junipero.”
BCRC dedicated “Think Pink” to all
the women who have joined a club
nobody wants to be part of but who
embrace the sisterhood of support for
which it may offer.
One of our local treasures is the
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural
History and one of its exclamation
points of the year is the Museum
League’s ArtWalk. The juried show,
this year by Diane Waterhouse, is
held both indoors in the Fleishmann
Auditorium and outside along ram-
bling Mission Creek.
It was the museum’s 23rd celebration
of art with more than 200 fine artists
exhibiting including a group of fea-
tured artists: Rick Garcia, Ray Hunter,
Ralph Waterhouse, Ellie Freudenstein,
Frank Serrano, Paul Panossian, Ann
Sanders and Steve Curry.
The ArtWalk was honoring Santa
Barbara County’s unique parks, land-
marks and landscapes that make us
special. The featured artists high-
lighted places such as the Douglas
Preserve, the Biltmore, the Courthouse
and Shoreline Park. There were not
only paintings but also sculptures,
glasswork and photography. All
works were for sale with the proceeds
going to support museum programs.
There was gridlock in the park-
ing lot as fans converged on Friday
evening for the Artists & Patrons
Reception. Besides wine and good-
ies, you could peruse all the indoor
art. On stage were Ellie Freudenstein
and Ralph Waterhouse doing “quick
draws.” As one guest said, “They did
these in one hour. I couldn’t do it in
one day.” Palmer Jackson, Jr. led the
auction and Ralph’s sold for $1,100 to
Bobbie and John Kinnear.
The show continued all day Saturday
and Sunday. Co-chairs Sue Adams and
Patti Ottoboni organized the event.
People love the park-like atmosphere
where they can see fine works, hear
live music, eat great food and taste
local wines. Put it on your calendar for
next year. As the Executive Director
Carl Hatterer told me, “Our mission
statement is ‘Inspiring a passion for
nature and a thirst for discovery.’”
new Member
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Women’s Board’s main purpose is to
raise funds for acquisitions, exhibi-
tions, special projects or the general
fund of the museum. They also make
the community aware of all the activi-
ties and ongoing programs.
Each year these ladies host a lun-
cheon at the Biltmore to welcome new
members and introduce the new slate
of officers. This last term, the group,
under the leadership of Gwen Baker,
served for one and a half years due to
changing its year to match the muse-
um’s, which begins in September.
The new officers are: president Mary
Maxwell, vice president-membership
SEEn (Continued from page 14)
“Think Pink” event hosts Wynne and Steven
Benhayon by their pool
ArtWalk co-chairs
Patti Ottoboni and
Sue Adams with
executive direc-
tor of the Natural
History Museum
Carl Hutterer
ArtWalk reception
auctioneer Palmer
Jackson, Jr. with
‘quick draw’ artist
Ralph Waterhouse
and Bobbie and John
Kinnear, who bought
his piece at auction
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webmaster Kathy Weber and parlia-
mentarian Gwen Baker. They donate
countless hours to the museum.
Joy welcomed the six new mem-
bers: Karen Chin, Catherine Clark,
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“I have to say thank
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According to membership chair
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SBMA Women’s Board. If you are
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partner in the 10-month-old channel,
is investing millions more to promote
Los Angeles-based OWN and expose
it to new viewers.
This week the channel launched
two new shows – former “The View”
panelist Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show
and Oprah’s new personal education
The shows will also air simultane-
ously on four other Discovery net-
works, including TLC and Planet
Discovery is also running ads across
all 14 of its cable networks and is
even placing commercials on several
broadcast rivals to promote the shows,
reportedly spending around $15 mil-
lion on the campaign, which includes
ads on billboards, TV and in weekly
This isn’t the first time OWN execu-
tives have had to hit the reboot but-
ton. The ratings-troubled channel has
revamped its programming and over-
hauled management frequently since
its inception.
Oprah, who wrapped up the final
season of her 25-year-old Chicago-
based syndicated show in May, took
charge of her eponymous channel this
summer after Discovery CEO, David
Zaslav, told her OWN needed her to
be “all in.”
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In the third quarter, OWN drew
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Stay tuned...
Just for the Health of It
For the past seven years Carpinteria
doctor, Ali Javanbakht, has been writ-
ing an award-winning bi-weekly col-
umn in the Coastal View News.
Now the amusing medic, who
studied at UCSB and received his
degree from the Medical College of
Wisconsin, has compiled a 291-page
collection of his past columns for his
first book, For the Health of It! All the
Things You Didn’t Know You Wanted to
Know About Medicine But Now You Do,
which was launched with a bijou bash
at Tecolote, the tony tome temple in
the Upper Village.
“It is easier using humor to explain
medical matters and humanize medi-
cine,” says Ali. “It is not only informa-
tive, but, I hope, entertaining.”
His career as a columnist started
when he walked into the newspaper
office, which is just two doors down
from his surgery.
“I went in to hand in an article on
that year’s flu vaccine and ‘For the
Health of It!’ was born,” explains Ali.
“The column has grown in frequency
and popularity and, according to the
MiSCELLAnY (Continued from page 7)
Dr. Ali Javanbakht launches first book
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The Lives of Giants
It was certainly a most exotic start to
the 51st UCSB Arts & Lectures series
when the four-year-old Cambodian
Khmer Arts Ensemble performed The
Lives of Giants.
The 75-minute show at Campbell
Hall, wonderfully choreographed
by the Phnom Penh-based troupe’s
co-founder Sophiline Cheam
Shapiro, explored cycles of violence
in Cambodian society, including the
Khmer Rouge state-led terror and
genocide of the recent past and con-
temporary epidemics of domestic vio-
lence and human trafficking.
“I believe that when we acknowl-
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away from inhumane behavior,” says
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this is a difficult task. But I hope that
‘What might have been’ can become
‘what can be.’”
The tale recounts the story of a
young giant who guards the temple of
Shiva in heaven who is given magical
powers, enabling him to deal with his
tormentors, but, in turn, becoming a
tormentor himself.
With its intricate, colorfully designed
costumes and fearsome masks, accom-
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sion instruments, Cambodian tradi-
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brought to life...
Wine on the Waves
The Condor Express, the popular 75ft.
whale watching boat, suffered social
gridlock when Hiroko Benko, wife of
owner Fred Benko, threw a sushi and
wine fundraiser for 135 guests for the
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
More than $15,000 was collected,
which will specifically help fund “The
Spirit of Dana Point” initiative, which
hosts students between the fifth and
eighth grades overnight on the 118 ft-
MiSCELLAnY Page 274
Sushi gridlock on the high seas – Bill Brace,
Hiroko Benko and Chris Lancashire aboard the
Condor Express (photo by Priscilla)
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 20 • The Voice of the Village •
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of the earthquake in Santa Barbara.
The quickness with which, within two
hours after this staggering catastrophe
the citizens of Santa Barbara united for
common protection and with remark-
able unanimity and much of this spirit
was due to the fact that rich and poor
worked together in the service of the
The original ABR consisted of a
group of respected and prominent
local business leaders who cared deep-
ly about Santa Barbara and they col-
lectively created a strategy with input
from the community without a for-
mal charter or corporation. “Spanish
Architecture to Rise from Ruins” was
the headline. The Board worked well
together and accomplished what
many would consider to be the time-
tested blueprint for what we see today
all around us. In 1925, the City was
in shambles and desperately needed
stewardship and greatly benefited
from their guidance and willingness
to put the good of the City before self
interest or self dealing. The planning
was in harmony with the wishes and
values of the Community. This group
dismantled a short time later and was
reestablished in 1947.
The new ABR, Single Family
Design Board (SFDB) and Planning
Commission of today bears little
resemblance to the original one in
functionality, or effectiveness. Unlike
in 1925, the new application process
is a quagmire of confusion, misinfor-
mation, misinterpretation, chaos and
lacks the decorum and the community
spirit of yesteryear.
Recently there have been complaints
of a “good old boys” system. A classic
conflict of interest was the August 23rd
hearing of the residential addition to
903 W. Mission Street. The appeal was
brought to the City Council on the
basis of twenty five (25) points of bias
and mishandling by City boards and
Staff. The project was initially denied
approval, so the owner then hired a
new architect who just happened to
be a member of the ABR and the proj-
ect was then approved. This kind of
influence with fellow board members,
City staff, and other commissions is
completely contrary to fairness and
equity. At the appeal hearing council-
man Dale Francisco rightfully stated
“It is not correct for an architect who
has a project before the ABR and also
happens to be an ABR member and
has a an intimate knowledge of how
this process works from the inside
and has a long term relationship with
staff; it is simply not right for a per-
son in that position to lobby staff. In
my view, that’s unethical. It’s tainted
the whole process”. On September
1, 2011, Clay Aurell, the architect on
the project resigned his position as
an appointed ABR member following
this appeal hearing.
The goal should be to minimize time
and expense for applicants and City
employees and yet still preserve the
quality and beauty of our surround-
ings. The goal should not be to enforce
personal ideals and preferences or to
exert authority or influence not con-
sistent with the public policy. A fair,
unbiased and level playing field guid-
ed by community spirit, the needs of
the citizens and the economy and a
preservation and enhancement of the
natural beauty and charm should be
the end result. The process should not
require applicants to retain a lawyer in
order to accomplish this goal.
I certainly have no more to say about
this subject than any other citizen. I
am simply a person who is a proud
member of a family that was instru-
mental in the ultimate creation of this
process. My path to Santa Barbara
more than sixty years after Dr. Pritchett
is a rare coincidence. We both traveled
here on vacation and relocated having
been captivated by the natural charm,
innate beauty, unsurpassed climate
and incomparable style. I often won-
der how he and the others would feel
observing the system today.
The system in 1925 worked. The
system in 2011 fails miserably.
William Henry Pritchett, Sr.
Disgraceful Pension
The Santa Barbara County pen-
sions listed by Lanny Ebenstein in a
recent News-Press editorial, and also
by Chris Meagher in the Independent,
reflect a betrayal of the public trust.
Our Supervisor, along with his liberal
colleagues, have conspired to loot the
public treasury. Mr. Carbajal recently
had the gall to write an article justify-
ing the pay and benefits of County
workers. He is a professional politician
only interested in feathering his own
nest. We as voters, must remove those
that will not fix a system in which they
personally benefit. Don’t we need term
limits for Supervisors? (I think two
terms is adequate.) Don’t you think we
should recall our Supervisor?
The purpose of this letter is to encour-
age you to take the lead in exposing
the abuse of power by our elected
officials. I hope that you would “pick
up the banner” and become the voice
in the community by pointing out that
the progressive-liberal Supervisors of
today (Salud) and yesterday (Naomi)
have betrayed the taxpayers.
Frank R. Jarc
(Editor’s note: We’re not in favor of
recalling anyone in public office. Voters
have that power every election day.
However, we agree with your outrage
over the bonuses, vacations, holidays, and
padded pensions of most public employee
union members. – TLB)
Beautify Day
On The Way
I want to encourage you to attend our
approaching Montecito Beautification
Day November 5, and also to help
us replace the dying Community
(Christmas) tree at 101 and San Ysidro
Road that our “elves” decorate every
year. There is little more I can add
to Jo Thompson’s letter (“Support for
Replacement Christmas Tree” MJ #
17/38). I just encourage everyone to
support our cleanup day and enjoy
the festivities as well as consider help-
ing to fund the Association’s activities
and the purchase of a new tree.
Jean von Wittenburg
P.S. After reading the letter to
the editor from Mr. Fender (“Tradition
Should Die” MJ # 17/39) I find it dif-
ficult to understand his thoughts. I
doubt he has lived here very long but
in the 20+ years we have been here
this has been a much loved tradition
and doesn’t have to signify a religion.
(Editor’s note: We second that. It’s
not as if we don’t have enough trees in
and around Montecito that decorating
one will somehow desecrate the entire
forest – TLB) •MJ
LETTERS (Continued from page 9)
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by Jeff Harding
Message To Guevaristas Occupying Wall St.
ere is a question for you Wall
Street protesters to ponder:
Why would any lender in
his right mind lend to a potential
home buyer who had a credit score
of around 500, paid almost nothing
as a down payment, and just told you
what his or her income was without
any proof (‘liar loans’)?
The answer to this question has a
great deal of significance and it is the
key to understanding why we had
and are still having an economic crisis.
I bring this up because you folks are
demonstrating your anger at “Wall
Street” for our problems. The direc-
tion of your rage is misplaced. You
blame “Wall Street” and the “corpo-
rations” and “greed” for the Great
Recession. You are looking in the
wrong place.
Start with “greed.” It isn’t the prob-
lem. “Greed” is a word which most
folks associate with anyone who
is successful and makes buckets of
money. “You know they all stole it,” is
a common idea. That is because most
people don’t understand economics,
entrepreneurship, and the fact that
wealth is created, not stolen. How
much did Steve Jobs ‘steal’?
“Greed” is a moral concept stem-
ming from religious values (“exces-
sive desire to acquire or possess more
[especially more material wealth] than
one needs or deserves“). That defini-
tion assumes someone gets to decide
how much you need or deserve. I
would say it is the definition itself
that is immoral, not the act, but that is
beyond the scope of this article.
I am sure “greed” exists, but so what?
It isn’t confined to Wall Street. Such
behavior is part of human nature and
it exists at all times everywhere. Why
all of a sudden did greed take over
Wall Street and ruin us? Answer: It
didn’t. There has to be another expla-
nation don’t you think? (It isn’t “ani-
mal spirits,” a simplistic cop-out by
an economist who had no answer to
this questions.) Look beyond the easy
conventional explanations.
The proper question to ask is: Why
do we have these boom-bust cycles?
Greed or no greed, they keep occur-
This is something Austrian theory
economists discovered a long time
ago. In fact Ludwig von Mises first
dealt with this in 1912 (Theory of
Money and Credit). It is a monetary
phenomenon caused in modern times
by central banks. Even if you know
nothing about monetary theory or care
not to know anything about it, you
might wonder if the Fed bailout of the
last crisis with cheap (fiat) money had
anything to do with today’s problems.
You may wish to ask why such explo-
sions of fiat money are usually fol-
lowed by a boom and then a bust. It’s
nothing new. It’s happened for millen-
nia, by Caesars, kings, warlords, jun-
tas, dictators, banks that issued money,
and central banks. These tyrants con-
flated money with wealth and believed
they could create wealth by counter-
feiting (printing) money.
Our Fed does this. One of the ways
it creates money out of thin air is by
lowering the Fed Funds rate. It is
not a coincidence that a boom phase
followed the rush of new fiat money.
The rule of thumb is that these kinds
of booms cannot be sustained; there is
always a crack-up bust. Always.
Think about the one first question
I asked at the beginning of this arti-
cle. What idiot would lend money to
someone who is obviously financially
That is an interesting question. First
you need to know that in these boom
phases, money flows somewhere.
Historically it usually goes into stocks
or real estate. If it’s real estate it can be
commercial or residential. This time
it was mainly homes. And flow it did
and we all know where home prices
went with the pressure of all that fiat
The answer to the idiot lender ques-
tion is this: the government approved
those loan standards and guaranteed
the loans. These guarantors, Fannie
Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, Ginnie Mae,
were created by the government to
promote home ownership and were
subject to the laws of politics rather
than the laws of economics. If you
want proof of this, read the testimo-
ny from the Congressional hearings
The lenders then didn’t really care
about the financial worth of the bor-
rower since “the government” was
going to backstop the loan. This was
one of the unintended consequences
of these laws.
If you wish to blame Wall Street,
here’s where that comes in, but it isn’t
what you think. Yes, they invented
some really clever and complex finan-
cial tools to provide capital to the
housing market. These were actually
pretty good financial structures but
for the fact that the whole enterprise
was built on a house of sand and the
system wasn’t set up for the collapse
of the housing market.
The blame of Wall Street has to
do with something esoteric and that
is the risk models they used when
setting up these financial structures.
Their risk models assumed the hous-
ing market could never collapse. Their
models were built on a statistical flaw
going back to the mid-1800s that have
been incorporated into all risk models
used since then and still used on Wall
Street. Philosopher Nassim Nicholas
Taleb and the mathematician Benoit
Mandelbrot figured all this out in their
recent works (The Black Swan, Fooled
By Randomness, The (Mis)Behavior of
Markets). I urge you to read them.
There was no crime in what Wall
Street did. I am sure there prob-
ably was some illegal activity but
that wasn’t the cause of our malaise.
The cause was the Fed, the federal
government, and bad risk models.
The next question you should be
asking is: why haven’t we recovered?
This is where we have something
in common: bailouts. I believe the
world wouldn’t have disappeared into
a Black Hole without the bailouts. In
fact, everything the government and
the Fed have done since the Crash
has delayed a recovery and has result-
ed in stagnation, maybe permanent
high unemployment, and a decline
in the value of your money. We can
argue about this, but, so far we have
called it correctly and the Fed and
the Obama Administration have been
dead wrong.
What you see is not capitalism. Rather
it is called by a lot of names: crony
capitalism, national corporatism, mer-
cantilism, oligarchy or plutocracy, diri-
gisme, and fascism. It isn’t capital-
ism, the free market, or the libertarian
vision set forth in our Constitution and
Bill of Rights. And the foundation of
this system is the centralization of the
power into our federal government;
they wish to substitute their decisions
for your decisions.
To you protesters, proponents of
one form of conventional wisdom, I
urge you to think. •MJ
This article originally appeared in the Daily Capitalist.
Why all of a sudden did greed take over Wall Street and ruin us?
Answer: It didn’t.
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 22 • The Voice of the Village •
We are a new educational program looking for certified teachers as tutors, launching at San Marcos High School
this October. Smiling Faces will help students to raise their grades, stay in school, respect others, and help the community. It
has been in development over the last 6 years. We have an amazing staff that is highly qualified, devoted to helping the kids
get an education and learn new skills. We help students with their studies by providing them with a one on one tutor during
the school day. After school we also provide these students with after school activities such as Music, Beats & Film Produc-
tion, and Fine Arts & Crafts. A survey was taken by the students at San Marcos high school, asking if they would use a tutor
to help them with any of their studies. There were 78 % of the students that had said they needed a tutor. Currently, there
is only one thing stopping this program from starting next month, we still need to fill tutoring positions. At this time we
would like to extend an invitation to all teachers that are certified through the Santa Barbara district and especially to pink-
slipped teachers to assist our youth in need of tutoring. We are also looking for 2 retired law enforcement officers to join
our staff. Please email us for more information and an application, at Please share
this information with everyone you know.
As Vice President of Smiling Faces youth program I Emily Gularte would like introduce you to your staff.
Executive Program Director
Debra Ann Dorion, a dedicated mother of 3 San Marcos gradu-
ates, has spent the majority of her life devoted to helping
teens set and achieve positive goals both in the PTA for 11
years, the San Marcos after prom party for 8 consecutive years
and at the student store. She has additionally served over 12
years in her church youth program developing close relation-
ships with up to 120 teens as a teacher as well as a depend-
able, caring leader. Debra, believes that youth can thrive when
they make good choices and develop valuable skills that im-
plant in them an inner vision of this program that opens doors
of opportunity to youth in this vulnerable stage of their lives.
Fine Arts & Crafts Director
Jennie Sayre, a native Santa Barbarian, has taught the arts in
the community and has been sought after to teach through-out the country over 25 years. She finds so much joy in teaching
students and being able to pass on her knowledge and “Passion of the Creative Arts”. She is confident in offering to her stu-
dents the benefits of her skills. Jennie is delighted to be a part of this program and have the opportunity to enhance the pos-
sibility of a future career for her students.
Music and Beats Director
Alex Hernandez, a Santa Barbara local, fine tuned his talents at the Musicians Institute of Hollywood under Ted Greenburg a
Grammy award winning engineer. In addition, he also acquired a post production certification under Emmy award winning
instructor Mark Steele and Mark Cross. Music has always been a driving force in his life it has opened doors for him that he
never imagined. His ambitions are to teach his student the fundamentals of analog and digital processing. That are neces-
sary to perform at a professional level and help them obtain their goals.
Video Production Director
Jonathan Hernandez, born and raised in Santa Barbara, was accepted to study at the Musicians Institute of Hollywood,
where he earned his degree in performing arts and music video production. At the Institute, Jonathan acquired the founda-
tion needed to purse his childhood dream. He has seized this great opportunity, to help students fulfill their dreams in Per-
forming Arts.
This is a Program that was developed by our community for our community
and funded by our community.
Smiling Faces Youth Program is Launching at San Marcos High School
Tutoring Jobs Available for Teachers
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 23 Never gonna give you up
Offer valid thru
Oct 31, 2011
compiled by Flora Kontilis from information supplied by Santa Barbara County
Sheriff’s Department, Carpinteria Division
Auto Break-in on Banner Avenue
Wednesday, 28 September, 10:12 am – Deputy Johnson was dispatched to
Banner Avenue in Summerland on report of an auto break-in. Johnson con-
tacted the victim who stated that someone broke into her car sometime dur-
ing the previous night. She told Johnson that she parked her car at 11 pm the
night before; when she returned to her car the following morning, she noticed
the center console and glove box were open. The victim reports a camera and
set of keys to be missing from her car. Furthermore, she says she locked her
vehicle when she parked it; however, she suspects someone broke in through
the slightly cracked windows. This is the second time the victim’s car has been
broken into in the past month. A report was taken.
Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck on Milpas Street
Friday, 7 October, 9:15 pm – A 15-year-old male was walking in the crosswalk
on the corner of Ortega and Milpas Streets before a flat-bed truck hit him. The
driver of the truck, 19-year-old Manuel Flores Jr. of Santa Barbara, was travel-
ing south on Milpas before the collision. The driver immediately stopped his
vehicle to help the pedestrian. Santa Barbara police officers, firefighters, and
medical personnel arrived on the scene. When officers arrived, medical person-
nel were already initiating CPR on the victim, who was down in the roadway.
The victim was then transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where he
succumbed to his injuries. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this colli-
sion. The investigation is ongoing; there have not been any charges filed with
the District Attorney at this time.
Some witnesses stated that another vehicle was stopped at the intersection
at the time of the collision; however, the vehicle left the scene before police
arrived. Police are seeking this witness’s information from the collision. The
Police Department asks for the public’s help with any information regarding
this incident; call 897-3719. •MJ
those estates to collect the garbage,
Knight tells us. By the 1940s they were
operating as the Borgatello Brothers
Refuse Disposal as recycling gained
popularity during wartime.
The company continued to grow
in the ‘40s and ‘50s. In 1952, the com-
pany bought out a smaller competi-
tor and by 1958 they renamed the
company Channel Disposal; in 1960,
they bought out their major competi-
tor, the American Montecito Garbage
Company, and expanded operations.
In 1974, the brothers dissolved their
partnership and divided Channel
Disposal into two companies; Mario F.
used a contraction of his name for his
business (MarBorg). After the death
of Charles Borgatello in 1993, the two
companies rejoined and sons Mario
A. and David were brought into the
business; Mario A. is the company’s
President and David is Vice President.
Family Affair
Mario A.’s two sons have also
helped expand the business: Anthony
founded the Liquid Waste Division
in 1993 and Brian Borgatello man-
ages the Recycling Division. Mario’s
son-in-law Derek Carlson serves as
the Company Business Manager and
David’s daughter, Kathy Borgatello-
Koeper, is Executive Assistant to her
uncle and father.
MarBorg is currently a leading
Santa Barbara County Green Business
and is dedicated to improving the
environment as part of its corporate
policies, operations and values. To
reduce its carbon footprint, Knight
explains, MarBorg Industries invested
in an impressive solar photovoltaic
installation atop a number of its build-
ings, and has one of the largest solar
installations on the south coast at its
corporate facilities. The company has
updated its fleet with 29 compressed
natural gas (CNG) trucks and last
September MarBorg completed con-
struction of a new CNG refueling sta-
tion to support the fleet.
Seventy percent of the waste recy-
cled in Santa Barbara is recycled by
MarBorg; this has enabled the County
of Santa Barbara to reduce wastes it
sends to landfills by 50%, saving the
city $10,000 a day in fines.
“The homegrown business contrib-
utes immensely to the community,”
Knight says. MarBorg donates its ser-
vices, collecting trash and recyclables,
at all three local high schools and
several Goleta Union School District
schools. This saves the school districts
hundreds of thousands of dollars,
Knight says.
In addition to countless sponsor-
ships for community events as well
as significant contributions the
Borgatellos have made to Bishop
Diego High School, the family and
company has contributed to United
Way’s Community Campaign for
decades, Knight notes. Both Mario
and David are members of United
Way’s Executive Club and with their
wives, Judith and Louise, are mem-
bers of the Leadership Circle.
“They are so generous with volun-
teerism, cash sponsorships and free
services which benefit schools, non-
profits, our fire departments and so
many other causes and needs, there
are too many to list!” Knight says.
United Way will honor the fam-
ily and family business with the 2011
Abercrombie Community Excellence
Award. Other recipients will include
Eric, Ron and Maryls Boehm of ABC-
The event is Saturday, October 22,
from 6 pm to 11 pm at Fess Parker’s
DoubleTree Resort. For more informa-
tion visit
ViLLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 12)
The Borgatello men: Mario A., dad Mario F. who started the company with his brother Charles,
and David
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 24 • The Voice of the Village •
bsen’s epic masterpiece “Peer
Gynt” receives lavish treatment
in a new, multi-part, multi-venue
staging. Students and faculty from
Westmont join forces with actors
from Lit Moon Theatre Company to
bring Gynt’s fantastic journey to vivid
theatrical life. This new production
offers a rare opportunity to see one of
drama’s most signifcant plays, staged
nearly uncut, in a monumental two-
part, four-hour production staged by
John Blondell, one of the region’s
most innovative directors. Tickets are
$26 for general admission ($13 per
part) and $14 for students and seniors
($7 per part) and are available at www. or 963-0408.
(Note: Center Stage Theater adds $1.50
facility fee to each ticket.)
The Lit Moon-Westmont co-produc-
tion features a cast of Lit Moon actors
and Westmont faculty, students and
alumni. The character of Peer Gynt
is performed by three different actors
of three different ages. As with many
Blondell projects, puppets also per-
form parts. There are two different
scenic and lighting designers, giving
each part a different tone and look.
The two separate, stand-alone parts
are performed in two different loca-
tions: Part 1 is at Westmont’s Porter
Theatre and Part 2 at the Center Stage
Theater in downtown Santa Barbara.
There are five complete performances:
four performances of both parts in
one day, and one comprised of the
two parts spread over two subsequent
evenings (a full schedule follows).
“Peer Gynt is full of great char-
acters, marvelous language, fantastic
and sometimes harrowing situations,
wild humor, deep dread and some of
the most moving writing I have ever
encountered,” Blondell says. “The
play brings together much of what I
love about theater – stories of mythic
dimension that penetrate beneath con-
sciousness and evoke the deep long-
ings of what it means to be human. We
are in store for many fascinating con-
versations, challenging notions, and a
rip-roaring good time in the theater.”
Saturday, Oct. 15, Part 1 at 3 pm,
Porter Theatre; Part 2 at 7 pm, Center
Stage Theater
Sunday, Oct. 16, Part 1 at 3 pm,
Porter Theatre; Part 2 at 7 pm, Center
Stage Theater
Thursday, Oct. 20, Part 1 at 8 pm,
Porter Theatre
Friday, Oct. 21, Part 2 at 8 pm,
Center Stage Theater
Saturday, Oct. 22, Part 1 at 3 pm,
Porter Theatre; Part 2 at 7 pm, Center
Stage Theater
Sunday, Oct. 23, Part 1 at 3 pm,
Porter Theatre; Part 2 at 7 pm, Center
Stage Theater
Watchdog to
Speak about iraq
Stuart W. Bowen Jr., special inspec-
tor general for Iraq reconstruction,
will lecture about “Oversight Under
Fire: Hard Lessons Learned from the
Iraq Inspector General,” Thursday,
October 13, at 3:30 pm in Westmont’s
Darling Foundation Lecture Hall,
room 210 in Winter Hall. The lecture,
sponsored by the Westmont Political
Science Department, is free and open
to the public.
Bowen has served in Iraq for seven
years and returns in November for
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13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 25 Never gonna let you down
Mary Oliver
Sat, Oct 15 / 8 PM
UcSB caMPBell Hall
The beloved poet presents
an evening of lyrical
connections to the
natural world.
New York City
Ballet MOVES
tUe, Oct 18 & Wed, Oct 19
8 PM / Granada tHeatre
“The foremost creative
ballet troupe in the world.”
The New York Times
Mary Robinson
Making Human Rights the
Compass for All Ethical Globalization
Fri, Oct 21 / 8 PM / UcSB caMPBell Hall
Former United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights and recipient of the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
Winner OF tHe PUlitZer PriZe
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Where We Are on the War on Cancer
Sat, Oct 22 / 3 PM / UcSB caMPBell Hall
Oncologist and author of The Emperor of All Maladies
explains the attempts to describe, explain, manage
and cure cancer.
Planet Money LIVE
The Economy, Explained
Wed, Oct 26 / 8 PM
UcSB caMPBell Hall
NPR’s award-winning economic explanation team in a
not-to-be-missed evening of fun and enlightenment.
This American Life and NPR Superstars!
Hubbard Street
Dance Chicago
tUe, Oct 25 / 8 PM / Granada tHeatre
“Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
delivers a sublime blend of emotional
intensity and technical brilliance.”
Chicago Sun-Times
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of the
of Ireland
his 31
trip to the battle-scarred
country. As the taxpayer’s watchdog
in Iraq, Bowen oversees more than
$63 billion in U.S. funds, including
the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction
Fund, the Iraq Security Forces Fund,
the Economic Support Fund, the
International Narcotics Control and
Law Enforcement funding and the
Commander’s Emergency Response
He’s managed the production of
364 audits and inspections, issued
five comprehensive lessons learned
reports, and provided 30 quarterly
reports on Iraq reconstruction to the
U.S. Congress. His oversight work
has produced financial benefits to the
U.S. in excess of $1.1 billion and has
yielded 56 convictions for fraud and
other crimes.
In 2006, the President’s Council
on Integrity and Efficiency awarded
Bowen the Gaston L. Gianni Jr. Better
Government Award for “demonstrat-
ing integrity, determination and cour-
age” in providing independent over-
sight and unbiased review of U. S.
reconstruction efforts in Iraq. In May
2010, the National Intergovernmental
Audit Forum presented him with
its David M. Walker Excellence in
Federal Government Performance
and Accountability Award for out-
standing oversight work. He served
as inspector general for the Coalition
Provisional Authority in January 2004,
before serving in his current position
in October 2004.
Bowen served President George W.
Bush as deputy assistant, deputy staff
secretary, special assistant and associ-
ate counsel. From 1994 to 2000, he held
a variety of positions on Governor
Bush’s staff in Texas, including deputy
general counsel. He has served as an
assistant attorney general of Texas and
as briefing attorney to Texas Supreme
Court Justice Raul Gonzalez.
Bowen is a military veteran, having
served four years on active duty as
an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air
Force, earning the rank of captain and
the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Bowen, who is licensed by the Texas
State Bar, is board certified in admin-
istrative law by the Texas Board of
Legal Specialization and admitted
to practice before the U.S. Supreme
Court, lower federal courts and all
Texas state courts. He graduated from
the University of the South before
earning a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s
Law School.
Traditional Golf, Disc
Golf to Collaborate
Local disc golfers will join tradi-
tional golfers Monday, October 17, at
the Montecito Country Club for the
fourth annual William Wiersma Golf
and Disc Tournament, which bene-
fits the William Wiersma Memorial
Scholarship Endowment at Westmont.
Golfers will tee off at 1 pm, following
a light lunch at noon. Hors d’oeuvres
will be served at 6 pm, while awards
and prizes are handed out. Greens
fees are $150, $115 for recent college
graduates (’06-’11) and $75 for cur-
rent students. To register, please visit
Wiersma graduated from Westmont
in 2006 after spending his senior year
studying at Oxford University. He
was killed in a car accident in October
2006 while returning from an Ultimate
Frisbee tournament in Phoenix. The
following year, the Wiersmas estab-
lished the scholarship to honor the
principles of collaboration for which
Will stood. This year, the tournament
coincides with the fifth year reunion
of Will’s graduating class.
Will’s parents, Tom and Laura, who
live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and
his sister, Natalie, say they are grate-
ful that Montecito Country Club has
embraced the unique approach of
having both disc and stick golfers on
one course.
“Traditional golf and disc golf don’t
appear to have a lot in common, and
the two aren’t usually played at the
same time on the same course,” Tom
Wiersma says. Bringing this uncon-
ventional version of fundraising to
a conventional venue like Montecito
Country Club seems like a near per-
fect marriage of innovation and col-
laboration.” •MJ
resident Tom
Cole fires a disc
toward the bas-
ket at last year’s
William Wiersma
Golf and Disc
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 26 • The Voice of the Village •
ouis Zamperini, the subject of
Laura Hillenbrand’s national
best-seller Unbroken: A World
War II Story of Survival, Resilience,
and Redemption, is 94 years old, going
on 25. Looking more like George
Burns than Boy George, however,
he walked to the podium at Fess
Parker’s Doubletree Resort and
speaks about his World War II ordeal
with no apparent animosity towards
his tormentors nor bitterness about
what he went through. Although it
may seem to most that Louis’s travails
were an unfortunate series of events,
another way to look at them would be
as a fortunate series of unlikely and
serendipitous salvations. If you don’t
know his story, please go to page 33
whereupon you’ll fnd Erin Graffy’s
succinct re-telling of his tale, in her
coverage of the speech he gave at the
Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum
last week.
Towards the end of his on-stage talk
at a fundraiser for Providence Hall
with former Santa Barbara News-Press
publisher and newly-named editor of
Santa Barbara-based Miller-McCune.
com online magazine, Steve Ainsley, a
few days later, Zamperini was asked:
“What do you do to stay in shape?”
He was quick to respond with some
sage and practical advice.
“We’ve known for years now,”
he began, “that the average person
should do eight flights of stairs a day;
it’s good for your heart. In my old
age, I do it,” he said, “because seniors
often break their hips in their homes
because they don’t lift their feet. If
you do stairways, you build up your
[leg] muscles and exercise your knee
joints and when you do walk you step
a little higher.” Zamperini surmised
that older people trip because they
don’t lift their feet high enough when
Before the war, Zamperini was a
high-school, collegiate, and Olympic
runner. Medical advice at the time
considered running up stairs as a
dangerous and ill-advised training
method, something about it being bad
for the heart. It was a medical opinion
the young speedster paid no attention
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(from left) Randy Clark, Olympic swimmer John Naber, Kathy Ireland, Louis Zamperini, Providence
Hall Headmaster David O’Neil, and Dr. David Winter celebrate the successful fundraiser at Fess Parker’s
An elated Kathy Ireland says the success so far of
Providence Hall, of which she is one of the found-
ing board members, “is the result of so many
great people in this community. It’s not easy
being part of a founding board, starting a school,”
she says, “but you know what? Great things are
worth the effort, and this is most definitely a
great thing.” She reported that the 7-through-12
school now has 92 students and has just moved
into its new quarters on Canon Perdido Street.
“The school is expanding. It’s a great problem
that we outgrew our first facility,” she notes.
And, in case you thought Kathy was just add-
ing her lustrous name to the fundraising effort,
Providence Hall instructor Elaine Rottman
informs us that “Kathy hung the blinds in my
husband’s classroom.” Elaine’s husband is Bruce
Rottman, who teaches both Humanities and
Coming & Going
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Louis Zamperini at Providence Hall
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long replica of a 1770s tall ship.
The $80,000-a-year program is
now in its 10th year and has become
increasingly popular, with numbers
growing annually.
Among those testing out their chop-
sticks on the ocean wave were Milt
and Arlene Larsen, Tricia Dixon,
Debbie Oquist, Chris Lancashire,
Joyce Shaar and Diana MacFarlane...
Bacara Bash
Preparing food and drink for an
onslaught of 2,000 guests is not an
easy task, but the Bacara Resort and
Spa’s recent open house went flaw-
The bash was held to introduce
the new owners, the Ohana Real
Estate Investors group – owners of
the Montage in Beverly Hills and
Laguna Beach – who reportedly
paid $104 million for the 311-room
78-acre property on a bluff over-
looking the Pacific in July, to local
New manager Kathleen Cochran
and Chris Smith, president of OREI,
certainly pulled out all the stops with
250 12-inch pizzas, 200 pounds of tri-
tip beef and 25 gallons of tomato soup
being consumed, not to mention the
innumerable bottles of red and white
wine available for the inquisitive invi-
tees, including Thomas Rollerson,
Paul Orfalea, Salud Carbajal, Mindy
Denson and Marv and Gray Bauer.
Not quite Belshazzar’s feast, but
near enough...
Fans Flock to the Frock
The Duchess of Cambridge’s wed-
ding dress helped break the record
for the number of people visiting
Buckingham Palace this summer.
More than 600,000 people paid up to
$30 a ticket to view the state rooms in
Queen Elizabeth’s London residence,
which featured an exhibition of Kate’s
Alexander McQueen bridal gown by
Sarah Burton, flowers and the wed-
ding cake.
That’s almost 50 percent higher than
last year for the 73 days the palace was
open to the public while the monarch
was taking her annual vacation at
Balmoral Castle, originally built by
Queen Victoria, in Scotland.
The monies raised are reinvested in
the upkeep of Her Majesty’s official
residences, including Windsor Castle,
and the priceless art collections...
Sightings: Rockers Journey order-
ing takeout from Olio e Limone for
a post Santa Barbara Bowl dinner...
Don Johnson and his family nosh-
ing at Cá Dario... Singer-songwriter
David Foster checking out the menu
at Lucky’s
Pip! Pip! for now
Readers with tips, sightings and
other amusing items for Richard’s
column should e-mail him at rich- or send
invitations or other correspondence
to the Journal •MJ
MiSCELLAnY (Continued from page 19)
Vice President of
Ohana Investors
Sarah Mancuso,
President Chris
Smith, Karen Chin
Marth and Dr. Jamey
Marth of Sanford
Burnham Nano
Research Institute at
Bacara’s open house
party (photo by
Nir Kabaretti, Conductor
Lynn Harrell, Cello
John Adams: Tromba Lontana
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 28 • The Voice of the Village •
Art Unveiling
On Sunday, local sculptor Francis
Jansen unveiled two new sculptures
on the grounds of La Casa de Maria in
Montecito. Comprised of two eight-
foot-tall lime stone pillars, the highly-
detailed mythic figures embody the
divine aspects of the masculine and
feminine and their interconnection
with the natural world, all sculpted
between capstones imprinted with
sacred geometry, according to the art-
ist. Over 85 people turned out for the
unveiling; Jansen says she has been
working on the duo, called Pillars of
Providence, for the past two years. The
artist spoke at the event, and told us
she was thrilled with the turnout.
Jansen, who was born in the
Netherlands, is also the sculptor of
Monument to Forgiveness, which stood
in the Santa Barbara Mission rose
garden from 1993 to 1995. The 13-foot
sculpture features a Native American
man and a great bald eagle, and now
stands at La Casa. “La Casa invit-
ed me to display the monument on
their grounds, and now I have six
other works on display as well,” says
Jansen, who actually sculpted Pillars
of Providence under the trees on the
expansive grounds at La Casa.
Jansen is the artist-in-residence at La
Casa de Maria and says she is happy
their completion coincides with her
birthday, marking her “transition
into eldership.” “My mission in life,”
You’ll want to attend
she says, “is to remember our sacred-
ness and reflect it back to us in the
sculptures I bring forth.”
Visitors can view all of these sculp-
tures as well as her latest on the
grounds of La Casa de Maria, 800 El
Bosque Road, in Montecito. For more
info, please call (805) 689-5053.
Book Signing
We are pleased to announce that
our popular Way it Was columnist,
Hattie Beresford, has finished an edit-
ing and writing project seven years in
the making. My Santa Barbara Scrap
Book is the memoir of artist Elizabeth
Eaton Burton, a prominent local artist
from the turn of the 20th century.
Beresford came across a manuscript
of Burton’s memoir while research-
ing a different project, and along
with Michael Redmon, Director
of Research at the Santa Barbara
Historical Museum, augmented the
writings with historic sidebars, pic-
tures, and many never-before-pub-
lished images of Burton’s art.
Beresford and Redmon became
detectives of sorts as they set out on
reaching out to Burton’s ancestors.
They got the go-ahead to move for-
ward with the project from Burton’s
two granddaughters, one of which
also helped fund publication of the
book. “It is Elizabeth’s story, told in
her words,” Beresford explained.
The Burton family once established
the estate now called El Mirador in
Montecito. Elizabeth Eaton Burton’s
pioneering work in the arts-and-crafts
world raised her to national prominence
in the early 1900s; the book is an eclectic
look at life, culture, and art at the turn
of the century. Together, Redmon and
Beresford scoured the nation for galleries
and collectors willing to contribute pho-
tographs of her art for the publication.
“We didn’t want to change what she
said or how she said it,” Beresford says.
The book is lauded by members of
the artist’s family, who have thanked
Beresford and Redmon profusely for
finishing the project.
There is a book signing for My Santa
Barbara Scrap Book on October 22 from
4 to 5 pm at Tecolote Book Shop, 1470
East Valley Road. •MJ
ViLLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 23)
Francis Jansen’s Pillars of Providence at La Casa de Maria
My Santa Barbara Scrap Book is an augmented
memoir project by Montecito Journal columnist
Hattie Beresford
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 29
iolette Bakeshop’s Samantha
Eve is a baker that makes
cupcakes and desserts for
grown ups. Her niche is to make
desserts that satisfy the adult palate.
Ms Eve’s cupcakes are not to be
mistaken for a dessert at a child’s
birthday party. Rather, they are
understated and more suitable for
an adult dinner party. I expressed
to her that I have always avoided
cupcakes because I fnd them most
often to be too sweet and sugar is an
overpowering ingredient. According
to her, I, like many other adults, have a
more mature palate so I prefer a more
mature cupcake. Violette Bakeshop is
flling the adult sweet tooth niche by
adding adult favors to the dessert
For a blend of sweet and a hint
of tart, Ms Eve makes a strawberry
balsamic cupcake with a vanilla cake
and homemade balsamic strawberry
jam filling, with mascarpone Swiss
meringue butter cream icing. To finish
it off, it’s topped with a fresh strawber-
ry. My favorite is the chocolate salted
caramel cupcake, which is a blend of
sweet and savory. It’s a chocolate cake
with a salted caramel center topped
with a whipped caramel buttercream
icing and sprinkles of brown sugar.
Another flavor I recommend is the
rhubarb custard, a vanilla cake with
roasted rhubarb compote and vanilla
custard swiss meringue buttercream.
Most of Violette Bakeshop’s cupcakes
come with a surprise center filling
that compliments the flavors of the
cupcake. Its menu boasts flavors that
appeal mainly to adults, like the café
mocha cupcakes for the coffee lovers,
chai tea cupcakes for those who favor
tea and maple bacon cupcakes for the
pork enthusiast.
Samantha is quick to point out that
there are no “sugar bombs” on her
menu. She explains: “although there
is nothing wrong with a sugar bomb,
a sugar bomb is a treat that is over-
whelmingly overloaded with sugar
and is meant for clientele that enjoys
the pure sugar taste. My desserts do
not rely on powdered sugar as most
‘sugar bombs’ do.” Naturally, my
next question was, “If not sugar, then
what?” Her reply, “Butter! The best
there is.” Other high quality ingredi-
ents include Valrhona cocoa powder,
Madagascar bourbon vanilla, Tahitian
vanilla and organic products, “when-
ever possible.”
Perusing her online menu, it is
apparent that she enjoys playing with
words and taking inspiration from
movies. “Pretty in Pink,” “Afterschool
Special” and “Half Baked” are just a
few more choices that tempt custom-
ers to pick up their phones and order
a dozen for movie night. The shop is
not limited to cupcakes. Ms Eve also
makes comfort desserts like brown-
ies, cookies and banana pudding. I’m
told the banana pudding is the West
Coast version of the famed banana
pudding of Magnolia Bakery in New
Samantha Eve was raised in
Santa Barbara and attended Kellogg
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at NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Cap 21 program for musical theater.
When not studying and auditioning,
she engulfed herself in the science
of baking. Samantha was drawn to
cupcakes because they were easy to
distribute to her classmates. After
graduating, she moved back to Santa
Barbara to be closer to her family.
Here, she started two businesses to
follow both of her passions. In the
spring of 2010, she launched Out of
the Box Theater Company at Center
Stage Theater located above Paseo
Nuevo. During the off-season and in
between shows, Violette Bakeshop is
open for business.
Samantha chose the name Violette
after finding candied violet petals
while shopping for interesting baking
items. “They were so beautiful and
I was going through a floral phase. I
baked with rose water, lavender and
orange blossoms. I still have a cupcake
named the ‘Violette’ and it is topped
with the same candied violet petals
that inspired me to name my bake-
shop,” she explains.
Violette Bakeshop also offers free
local delivery. Samantha has been
known to drop off cupcakes just about
anywhere: the beach, restaurants,
homes, parks and even bars. What’s
in store for the future at Violette
Bakeshop? Ms Eve enthusiastically
envisions a mobile bakeshop. She says
she loves a challenge and welcomes
one-of-a-kind orders.
You can call or text your order to
Violette Bakeshop at (805) 448-3553
or email your order at violettebake Visit www.violette for the full updated
menu. •MJ
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 30 • The Voice of the Village •
Ernie’s World
by Ernie Witham
Can’t get enough of Ernie? Man, do you need help. Or maybe you need Ernie’s
latest book: A Year in the Life of a ‘Working’ Writer.
Available locally or at
How Old is Old?
magine it’s one. Not a.m... AD.
Yup, 1 AD, the year you had to
change the date settings on your
sundial and toss out all your now use-
less BC calendars (except your Sportus
Iluustratus Girls of the Roman Baths).
Plus, you’ve already had to smash
three stone checks because you chis-
eled the wrong date on them.
“Let’s see that’s 1/1/1 BC. Dangus,
dangus, dangus.”
So you grab a hand full of silver
denariis and your Roman Expressus
card and put on your least offensive
“Sniff, OMG!” Thud...
...and head off to the newly-built
Roman Theater in Orange, France,
to watch the premier of “Something
Funny Happened on the Way to the
“Hey Buddy, you can’t park your
chariot there. That’s a handicapped-
only zone.”
“What in Hades is a handicap?”
“You’ll find out if you don’t move
that piece of junk. Oh. Lifting your
robe and bending over. That’s real
mature buddy. You must knock ‘em
dead in Florence.”
After you parallel park between two
early model E Pluribus Ferraris, you
slip into your Birkenstockus sandals
and get in line behind 9,999 other
Romans, village people and a smat-
tering of disinterested-looking oxen
and sheep.
“Let’s go see the new play Minerva
says. Supposed to be a real knee slap-
per Minerva says. Shouldn’t be busy
on a Saturday Minerva says.”
“Hey. You’re the one that had to
watch Gladiator Highlights before we
could leave.”
“I had to see who won.”
“The lion. The lion always wins.
The good news is once you find
your seat...
“Holy Roman Emperor it’s cold! We
gotta get some of those slab warmers.” find out today’s performance
includes lunch.
“I’ll have the Caesar salad.”
“I’ll have the Caesar salad.”
“I’ll have the Caesar salad.”
“How’s the Waldorf today. Hey
put me down you big Brutus.
That’s when you have to explain for
the umpteenthius time that you are
a humor scribe and just having the
Roman soldiers on a bit. So they help
you out of the dung heap and you
rejoin your wife for lunch…
“How long ago was the lamb butch-
ered? It’s been eighty degrees all
“Pardon Monsieur?”
My wife said something in French
to our waitress at the La Grotte
D’Auguste restaurant just outside the
Roman Theater, which has one of the
last standing stage walls in Europe
and still hosts operas, though, fortu-
nately, not today.
“What are you babbling about? And
if you call me Minerva one more time
you will need your own chariot to get
back to Marseille.”
“It’s not my fault. We’ve been to
so many Roman ruins in the last two
days I’m having trouble focusing.”
“You’d have trouble focusing at an
eye glass factory.”
I watched a pigeon fly into a hole
high up on the 2000-year-old wall
surrounding the Roman theater and
I watched to see if a hand might
reach through the wall and grab it for
tomorrow’s special “Squab Julius.” I
realized my wife had stopped talking.
She sighed.
The waitress came with a bottle of
wine. I thought I should say “Merci,”
one of the few French words I know.
But then I thought this is an Italian
restaurant so I should say Grazie.
“Gracias,” I said instead.
She looked at my wife and my wife
said a bunch of stuff in French again,
then they both nodded.
The day before we’d visited
Arles, a town built around a Roman
Coliseum that had also been built
starting in the first century AD. I’m
guessing that unemployment in the
heavy lifting industry was pretty
low when Augustus was in charge.
The interesting thing was that they
were rebuilding the Arles Coliseum
so half of it was clean and had the
second floor and the other half was
dirty and you could see the sky
when you looked up. They said
they were doing it in the name of
preservation, but I’m guessing they
were fixing it up to sell to some rich
American who had read My Year
in Provence and wanted a nice airy
second home.
“What’s next?” I asked my wife
after lunch.
“Arc de Triomphe d’Orange. It
may even be older than the Roman
Theater,” she said excitedly.
“Great. I’ll fire up the chariot,
Minerva.” •MJ
Ernie gets mistaken for a statue of Augustus at the
Roman Theatre in Arles, France
I watched a pigeon fly into a hole high up on the 2000-year-
old wall surrounding the Roman theater and I watched to
see if a hand might reach through the wall and grab it for
tomorrow’s special “Squab Julius.”
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 31
Montecito Association
Beautification Day
Saturday, November 7, 2009, 9AM
Upper Village Green
Honoring Dana Newquist
T-Shirt Sponsorship
Plans are underway once again for Montecito Beautification Day. This annual event is held for
neighbors to work together to clean up our community’s neighborhoods. The day will begin at 9:00
AM on the lawn across from the Upper Village Post Office. The Four Seasons Biltmore hosts a
Continental Breakfast. When you return from your assigned clean-up project, our annual
Beautification Award Winners are announced and our own Montecito Fire District hosts a hot
dog and chili lunch. It is a great neighborhood day you and your family won’t want to miss!
We would like for you to join us again this year and be a T-shirt sponsor.
The T-shirt sponsorship program benefits on-going Beautification Committee projects in Montecito.
For a minimum cost of $50.00, you and your family will have your name on this year’s T-shirt. Each
sponsor receives two souvenir T-shirts. We hope you will sign up now and mark your calendars so
you can join us on Saturday, November 7 for this fun family community event.
1. Select a Sponsorship Level:
Sparkler $500.00
Flare $100.00
Firecracker $50.00
2. Orders must be received by October 26, 2009
3. Mail this form and check to:
Montecito Association, P.O. Box 5278 Montecito, CA 93150
4. Your two T-shirts will be mailed to you prior to Beautification Day.
5. Please email Beautification Nominations to
Please print your name below as you would like it to appear on the T-shirts:
NAME: ____________________________________ PHONE: _____________________
SIZES: Adult S ____ M ____ L ____ XL ____Youth S ____ M ____ L ____
Questions? Please call Mindy Denson @ 969-9671
or email
Montecito Association
Beautification Day
Saturday, November 5, 2011, 9AM
Upper Village Green
Honoring Montecito’s Dick Thielscher
T-Shirt Sponsorship
lans are underway once again for Montecito Beautification Day.
This annual event is held for neighbors to work together to clean up our
community’s neighborhoods. The day will begin at 9:00 AM on the lawn across
from the Upper Village Post Office. The Montecito Country Club hosts a Con-
tinental Breakfast. When you return from your assigned clean-up project, our
annual Beautification Award Winners are announced and our own Montecito
Fire District hosts a hot dog and chili lunch. It is a great neighborhood day you
and your family won’t want to miss!
We would like for you to join us again this year and be a T-shirt sponsor.
The T-shirt sponsorship program benefits on-going Beautification Committee
projects in Montecito. For a minimum cost of $50.00, you and your family will
have your name on this year’s T-shirt. Each sponsor receives two souvenir T-
shirts. We hope you will sign up now and mark your calendars so you can join
us on Saturday, November 5th for this fun family community event.
1. Select a Sponsorship Level:
Trunk $250.00+
Branches $100.00
Leaves $50.00
2. Orders must be received by October 24, 2011
3. Mail this form and check to:
Montecito Association, P.O. Box 5278 Montecito, CA 93150
4. Your two T-shirts will be mailed to you prior to Beautification Day.
5. Please email Beautification Nominations to
Please print your name below as you would like it to appear on the T-shirts:
NAME: ____________________________________ PHONE: ____________________
ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________
SIZES: Adult S ____ M ____ L ____ XL ____XXL____Youth S ____ M ____ L ____
Questions? Please call Mindy Denson @ 969-9671 or email
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 32 • The Voice of the Village •
Our Town
by Joanne A. Calitri
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Cold Spring School Dolphins Take On
Washington School
ory Cordero-Rabe, Cold Spring
School’s Football Coach since
2007, has brought the team to
a higher level of sportsmanship and
sportswomanship with last season’s
championship, and the fact that it
is the only team in the Rec league to
have girls on it. The team invited the
MJ to their opening game on October
7 at the Dwight Murphy feld.
It was a sunny day with low winds
and perfect for playing some foot-
ball. The Dolphins played hard and
determined to the last play, despite
losing to Washington School. After
the game, Cory said, “I am a little
disappointed in the execution of the
plays, which is my job as a coach.
They were not as prepared as I want
them to be, but their enthusiasm is
up there.” Cory reminded his team
that “each player has one job out
there on the field, and if all eight of
you out there are doing your one
job, we will succeed.” The kids gave
each other high fives and promised to
work harder on their job, not forget-
ting that last year they won no games
until the playoffs, and then came
away with the championship. Noted
plays at this first game of the season
were made by Payton Wolf – whose
dad coaches soccer at Westmont –
who took the pass from Quarterback
Will Stevens and ran half the field
toward the goal till she was “flagged”
(aka tackled). The first touchdown
was made by Oakleigh Kimbell, and
great interceptions were made by
Willie Goligoski, Nick Miller and
receiver Nick Dallow.
Cory started out with 16 players and
has built the team up to 33 for this sea-
son, 11 of who are girls. There are 20
sixth-graders, eight fifth-graders and
five fourth-graders. Will Stevens is
quarterback, “despite being in fourth-
grade in a sixth-grade league,” says
Cory, who adds, “Will is filling the big
shoes his brother, Cole, who led us to
a championship last year.” Cory also
lets fourth- and fifth-graders play the
games, when other schools limit teams
to sixth-graders only. Cory explains,
“My whole coaching philosophy is,
‘It’s a lot more fun when you are pre-
pared and ready to do your best.’”
Joel Orr who teaches fifth-grade is
assistant coach and, “invaluable to our
Cory’s background in football
includes playing for SBHS and being
assistant coach for the freshman team
at SBHS. He also started a noon sports
league during recesses at Cold Spring
School, when third- to sixth-grade
boys and girls are mixed up and made
into teams that play against each other
at lunchtime in football, basketball,
and soccer. Cory is an instructional
assistant in a fifth-grade class in the
mornings and director of the After
School Program.
There are seven games in the sea-
son, with three playoff games during
the first half of November, concluding
the season just before Thanksgiving.
There are currently no sponsors for the
team. It is a flag football team on the
SB Parks and Recreation League, play-
ing in the sixthgrade boys division.
Practices are at Cold Spring School
every Wednesday from 3-5 pm with
games on Fridays at various fields in
Santa Barbara. •MJ
The Cold Spring School Dolphins led by Coach Cory Cordero-Rabe
CSS Quarterback Will Stevens heads off Washington School’s defense
Will Goligoski, fourth-grader and linebacker
moves the game forward with an interception Nick Miller, sixth-grader, receives a pass
CSS’s Payton Wolf, whose technical quickness is
like a blonde bullet on the field, speeds fearlessly
past Washington’s defense to gain over half the
field in yardage toward the CSS goal line
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 33
tickets are $200 a pop. The evening
starts at 7 pm with an open bar and
appetizer buffet and the concert is at 8
pm. This is an informal room and feels
like an intimate nightspot, but it only
sits around one hundred, so if ya want
in, call quick-quick-quick 899-3030.
A Passport for
Artist Martha Inman Lorch is show-
ing a collection of watercolors and
jewelry in an exhibition aptly titled
“Artist with a Passport” at the Gallery
Los Olivos. Inspired by her interna-
tional travels over the years, the show
runs through October at the gallery on
Grand Avenue in Los Olivos.
Martha is known for watercolors of
her favorite places, and she expresses
obvious affection for her subjects with
a masterful technique and contempo-
rary eye.
As seen in this exhibition, the
geography of her watercolors spans
the globe and captures the iconic
beauty of various places: the early
morning light on the Charles Bridge
in Prague, dawn on the Li River
in China, the Sydney Opera House
with its sails gleaming in the sun.
She sometimes zeroes in from land-
scape to detail: Medusa’s face carved
into stone in the Didyma ruins in
Turkey, a French mime posing with
a rose, two friends having a drink at
a Swiss café, a tram window catch-
ing the light radiating over an Alpen
One of Martha Inman Lorch’s water-
colors was featured at the Arts Fund
“One Night Stand” last summer. Of
the 200 pieces shown that evening,
hers was my favorite, but unfortu-
nately it had already sold within the
first ten minutes.
From Harvard to
Here — From Richard
Henry Dana!
The Maritime Museum is putting
together some wonderful programs
over the next few months, and I intend
to tell you all about the ones I find
most intriguing.
This weekend will be a one-man
show about life at sea, seen through
the eyes of Richard Henry Dana. Who
remembers reading his Two Years
Before the Mast in school? This was the
true story of a Harvard law student
who took off two years to work on
a trading ship. The tall ship traveled
in the 1830s around the tip of South
America and up to California to trade
for tallow and hides. The book is quite
significant locally, as he spent a chap-
ter on his adventures in Santa Barbara,
where he attended the wedding cel-
ebration of Anita De la Guerra (oh yes,
that De La Guerra) to Bostonian Alfred
Veteran actor Jeffrey Paul Whitman
will bring the book to life, giving us a
rare chance to catch a glimpse of 19

century life at sea.
There will be two performances on
Saturday, October 15, at 4 pm and 7
pm. The tickets are just $10 for mem-
bers and $15 for non-members. For
RSVP or info call 962-8404, x115. •MJ
ouis Zamperini, World War
II hero and Japanese prisoner
camp survivor was the guest
of the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans’
Museum at a recent luncheon. His story
was frst told in his autobiography,
Devil at My Heels, a half century ago.
His experiences were recaptured in
the runaway bestselling Unbroken by
Lauren Hillenbrand (still on The New
York Times book list after months and
An Army Air corps bombardier,
Zamperini survived a plane crash,
capture, confinement, and torture
for two and a half years as a POW
in a labor camp under the thumb
of a sadistic Japanese officer. Later,
Zamperini came home to a hero’s
welcome, but suffered from severe
posttraumatic stress disorder. He soon
sank into drunkenness and despair
and a seething anger. Zamperini was
obsessed with revenge against the
Japanese officer who tortured him and
planned to return to Japan to hunt him
down to kill him.
Meanwhile, his wife was preparing
to divorce him, until she went to a
religious revival. She then badgered
Louis into attending a meeting with
There, his seared soul was saved
and turned around by evangelist
Billy Graham. His redemption was
real, his healing from alcoholism was
instantaneous and for the next 50
years, Louis Zamperini has spent his
time helping others. He did go to
Japan, and there met many of his for-
mer captors, to whom he expressed
his forgiveness. He founded Victory
Boys Camp for troubled youth and
went on to become a motivational
A film short was shown on his life
and then he took questions from the
audience, which included Judy Hill,
Jack Harris, Mary Penny, former
first lady of California Gayle Wilson,
and many veterans such as Silvio
DiLoreto. At 94 years of age, Louis is
a little hard of hearing but his mind
is very alert and his sense of humor
When asked if anything good came
out of the two and a half years spent in
a forced labor camp, Louis responded
brightly, “Oh yes! It prepared me for
55 years of marriage.”
Later he described one of his mili-
tary debriefings with some very rude
US officers and was astonished to
learn they were from his alma mater,
USC. He declared, “I could not believe
they were Trojans! I figured they must
have been third year transfers from
Jazz at the G
Sarah Chrisman gave me a hot musi-
cal tip-off about one of those select
concerts I told you about last year.
The Newport Jazz Collective will be
“Swinging the American Songbook”
on Friday, November 4 upstairs at the
Granada in the McCune Founder Room.
The Newport Jazz Collective is an
energetic aural olio of key jazz play-
ers – each has his own following,
his own bands and recordings and
has been reviewed and written up
in all the jazz journals, so this ought
to be an exciting jam. Jazzers will
include bass player Luther Hughes
(Cannonball-Coltrane Project), LA
jazz-scene and internationally known
drummer Paul Kriebich, tenor saxes
Jerry Mandel (Jerry Mandel Jazz ) and
Craig Springer (Springer-Ducommun
Group), Ron “Keyboard” Kobayashi
who has played with everyone from
Mel Tourme to Eric Marienthal to the
Modernaires, and celebrated vocalist
Debi Raven. The place will be smok-
The event is a benefit for the
Granada Theatre Annual Fund, so the
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World War II heroes Army Air Corps Louis
Zamperini (left), whose life story is the subject
of the bestselling book Unbroken, and 4-Star Air
Force General Michael Rogers enjoy a chat with
Navy pilot John Blankenship (above), founder of
the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans’ Museum
Craig Springer screaming on the sax will be fea-
tured with other hot jazz artists in a jam with the
Newport Jazz Collective in the Granada Theatre’s
McCune Founder’s Room Friday, November 4
Morning Light on the Charles Bridge in Prague
by Martha Inman Lorch, whose work is featured
this month at Gallery Los Olivos during the month
of October
Ms Graffy is author of
“Society Lady’s Guide on
How to Santa Barbara,”
is a longtime Santa
Barbara resident and
a regular attendee at
many society affairs
and events; she can be
reached at 687-6733
Zeroing in on Zamperini
State Street Spin
by Erin Graffy de Garcia
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 34 • The Voice of the Village •
In the 1800s, attempts were made to
reforest the area to contain the drifts
and allow for regrowth of the ground
cover. Conifers were planted in the
poor, sandy soil and the current land-
scape evolved.
The Kröller-Müllers
The Captains of Industry in Europe
at the turn of the 20
Century had
more in common with their Gilded
Age counterparts in the United
States than they did with their fellow
Europeans. One of the things the rich
and famous of the day did was build
elaborate summer “cottages” in areas
of great natural beauty. When the phil-
anthropic spirit moved them, these
men helped make these areas acces-
sible to the public. John D. Rockefeller,
Jr. and compatriots, for example, were
responsible for the creation of Arcadia
National Park in Maine.
In the Netherlands, Helene and
Anton Kröller-Müller were respon-
sible for both a national park and
a museum. Anton was the success-
ful director of the shipping business
established by Helene’s father, Willem
H. Müller. Anton, who loved hunt-
ing big game, enjoyed the peaceful
environs of the Veluwe. By 1917, he
had acquired 16,000 acres of the heath-
lands and commissioned the construc-
tion of a hunting lodge that he called
Jachthuis Sint Hubertus.
In addition to the native fauna of red
deer, roe deer, and boar, Anton’s estate
supported mouflon, wild sheep from
Corsica, which Anton imported for
his game reserve. Some 200 descen-
dents of this herd roam the park today,
and the park is home to hundreds of
smaller animals including red foxes,
badgers, and pine martens as well as a
profusion of insect and bird life.
Helene developed a passion for
collecting art after she took an art
appreciation course taught by H. P.
Bremmer, the grand arbiter of artistic
taste, who also encouraged her to trav-
el to Florence. There, she was inspired
by the Medici family’s centuries-old
history of patronizing the arts and
whose extensive collection formed the
basis of the Uffizi Museum. Helene
saw herself as a modern-day Medici
and, with Bremmer’s advice, began
creating a collection of modern mas-
terpieces. In a very few years, she had
collected almost 11,500 works of art.
The artist who became the cen-
terpiece of Helene’s collection was
Vincent Van Gogh. She purchased
over 91 of his paintings and 180 of his
drawings, amassing the world’s larg-
est collection of his work outside of
his family. She considered Van Gogh
to be one of the “great spirits of mod-
ess than 100 kilometers from
the bustle, noise and congestion
of Amsterdam, verdant stands
of pine, oak and beech punctuate
the drifting sands and heathlands
of the Veluwe. Tucked into this wild
landscape is one of the world’s
premier art museums, the Kröller-
Müller Museum of the Hoge Veluwe
National Park.
Few American tourists venture this
far east, assuming they have seen
all there is to see of Holland in a
whirlwind tour of Amsterdam, Delft,
and Volendam. Those who get off the
beaten path, however, find the experi-
ence illuminating.
The Veluwe is an area in the center
of Holland dominated by poor, acidic
sandy soil and peat bogs. This wild
landscape glows purple in summer
as the heath blooms in great waves
of color between areas of dunes and
Thousands of years ago, oak and
beech trees dominated the gen-
tly undulating hills. Dwellers of the
Veluwe sustained themselves by gath-
ering fruit, fishing and hunting, a
lifestyle that did little to change the
existing natural environment.
During the Middle Ages, villages
sprang up as a more settled way of life
emerged. Sheep grazed on the Veluwe,
creating huge areas of moors or grass-
lands. Residents chopped down the
hardwood forests and cut the peat
for fuel. These activities created large
areas of bare ground and the underly-
ing sands began to drift.
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Hattie pauses to catch up with Montecito news along a bicycle path in the Hoge Veluwe in the
Sinfully rich, unbelievably delicious, apeltaart met
slagroom and a strong cup of coffee is required
nourishment for bike riders in Holland
Emergency air pump along the bike route
Paddenstoel signs keep the cyclists from getting
At the entrance to the Kröller-Müller Museum,
Hattie shares the Montecito Journal with Oswald
Wenckebach’s Monsieur Jacques
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ern art.” Drawn to the work coming
out of what she considered to be a
period of great artistic innovation, she
collected the works of Expressionists,
Cubists, Pointillists, and Realists.
In the 1920s, Müller and Company
suffered business reverses in a post-
war world. With the company in seri-
ous jeopardy, the couple’s life work
was at risk as well. To protect the land
and the art collection, they formed the
Kröller-Müller Foundation in 1928.
This foundation was made the prop-
erty of the Dutch government in 1935,
on condition that a museum would be
built for the collection.
The Art Museum
Helene lived long enough to see the
opening of the museum in 1938. She
was its first director but passed away
the following year. She and Anton
are buried on a hillside nearby where
they continue to keep a watchful eye
on their dream. Subsequent directors
have expanded the museum, and in
1961 the museum saw the addition
of a 60-acre sculpture garden where
monumental works by such artists as
Auguste Rodin and Henry Moore are
exhibited in incredible settings.
Inside, a dizzying array of famil-
iar pieces by world-renowned artists
such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Seurat,
Paul Signac, and Piet Mondrian hang
in the galleries. Important works by
Corot, Monet, Cezanne, Pissarro, Gris,
Toorop and dozens of others line the
walls. Best of all, a chronological dis-
play of Van Gogh’s work takes him
from the dark, almost monochromatic
paintings of Dutch scenes in 1884-86
to the blossoming of brilliant colors
and brushstrokes during his time in
Paris in 1886-1887. The collection pro-
gresses to the landscapes of his forays
to the south of France and then to the
frenetic brushwork of his last years.
Outside, the sculpture garden is
filled with incomprehensible (to this
novice) pieces of modern art that are
nevertheless compelling and interest-
ing. We amused ourselves by guessing
the titles of the works and actually
found we were close to the artists’ con-
The Park
Visitors can explore the park on
foot, car, or horseback but by far the
most popular way to tour the park
is by bike. Six stations filled with
“white” bikes that are free for the tak-
ing and 41 kilometers of bicycle paths
insure a grand tour of the park.
One rides through cool dark forests,
past shimmering sand dunes and by
purple heathlands. Sand roads lead
off into the wilderness. Traditional
paddenstoel (mushroom) directional
signs point the way and emergency air
pumps dot the route.
If one feels the need for a bit of sus-
tenance, a stop at the Café-Restaurant
De Koperen Kop is rewarded by strong
coffee and appeltaart met slagroom
(apple tart with whipped cream) on a
cozy terrace.
Along the way one can visit
Helene and Anton’s hunting lodge,
perhaps spot some of the park’s
wildlife and visit the information
center. Lodging in charming small
hotels exists at the Hoenderloo and
Otterlo entrances and the large
towns of Arnhem and Apeldoorn
and Schaarsbergen have many
options for accommodations.
There are also many modern
European-style campgrounds out-
side the park, a far cry from the
camping my father and friends
used to do in 1937. They would
ride their bikes the 100 kilometers
to the Veluwe, pitch a tent among
the heather and sand dunes and
crank his portable record player
until Count Basie’s distinctive voice
rang out with “One O’Clock Jump”
or (my father’s personal favorite)
Tommy Dorsey’s “The Lady is a
Tramp.” (The Dutch were nuts for
American Big Band music.)
Travelling off the beaten path in
Holland reaps great rewards for the
adventurous traveler. With its unique
landscape, renowned art museum,
and appeltaart, the path to Hoge
Veluwe is well worth the effort. •MJ
The national park offers the free use of bicycles at several different stations; just wander in and find
one that fits
a turn in
the grass-
Road with Cypresses by Vincent Van Gogh is only
one of 91 of Van Gogh’s paintings collected by
Helene Kröller-Müller
My father Hans
(far right) and
friends enjoy
listening to
American Big
Band music on
his crank-up
phonograph in
the Veluwe in
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to. Instead, when he attended USC,
he made it a point to run up the steps
at the Trojan’s stadium, fully clothed,
even to the point of wearing his street
shoes. When he ran races, naturally,
those races were a lot easier without
all the extra clothing. His USC speed
records stood for fifteen to twenty
years before being broken.
Zamperini also recommended
seniors do “about forty-five push-
ups a day.” Admitting that at 95, he
couldn’t do them from the floor, he
advised using the kitchen sink and
simply pushing off from that angle. He
says it is important to maintain some
upper body strength. He also added
that “a lot of walking” was good for
just about everything. “That’s all you
need,” he said.
Zamperini concluded with noting
that maintaining “a cheerful disposi-
tion” was probably the most important
element to long-term health. He broke
his finger recently, he said, and when
he went back to the doctor’s office for
a check-up, the doctor noted that his
healing was speedier than one would
expect from someone his age. “You
must have a pretty good immune sys-
tem,” the doctor said. Louis, a born-
again Christian, believes it is his abil-
ity to stay cheerful that gives him that
“good immune system.”
Other tidbits from the Providence
Hall fundraiser, included the revela-
tion that both James Franco and Ryan
Gosling are being considered for the
role of Zamperini in the upcoming
film version of Unbroken. Louis says
he prefers Gosling “because he looks
more like me.”
When he learned that Laura
Hillenbrand suffered from vertigo and
chronic pain syndrome, he says he
thought, “‘my God, she’s been in pain
for twenty-five, thirty years; I suffered
for a couple of years,’ so I sent her my
Purple Heart, and said ‘You deserve
this more than I do,’ and she loved it.”
As did the Providence Hall support-
ers love Louis, giving him a heart-
felt standing ovation as he exited the
Glen Campbell’s
Good-Bye Tour
“Going to the Glen Campbell Concert
at the Lobero was a divine experience,”
says Alzheimer’s Association Board
Member Dana Newquist. “Knowing
that Glen has been diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s,” he continues, “it was
difficult for me, since I’m in the busi-
ness, not to look for clues that would
indicate such. Having gone to several
concerts in the 1960s, I enjoyed seeing
performers forget what universe they
were on, let alone a few notes.
“Glen and his family kept the entire
evening on track. The track was very
poignant, sweet, and a triumph for
everyone. Had one not known that
Glen has been diagnosed, they would
have seen no flaws in the perfor-
“This, more than any other concert
that I have attended, meant more to
me and so many others due to his
courage and delivery.”
Rhonda Spiegel, Alzheimer’s
Association CEO, said, upon speaking
after “Instant People,” Glen’s back-
up band, played, “On behalf of The
Alzheimer’s Association California
COMinG & GOinG (Continued from page 26)
Scott Paton, who calls himself “a big fan,” presents Glen Campbell (seen here with his wife, Kim), with
a 45RPM original of a “Billy Dalton” (Glen Campbell’s pseudonym for the record) single called “Winkie
Doll,” upon which Glen used a high-pitched voice that didn’t sound anything like him. The flip side fea-
tured a song called “Girls,” but “that sounds like Glen,” Scott says.
“I have a vast record collection,” he explains, “and years ago I did several radio interviews with Glen;
he didn’t have a copy of it and he hadn’t heard it for years, so I dug that out.”
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Rhonda’s words were brief and
“Instant People” played half a dozen –
mostly soft rock – songs before taking
a short intermission and introducing
the star of the show.
Glen Campbell could read the
words on teleprompters on the floor
of the stage in front of him, out of
sight of the audience, but slipped with
the words here and there anyway. As
a consummate performer, however, he
ad-libbed his way out of trouble. More
importantly, his voice and his musi-
cianship was nearly as good as ever,
as evidenced by his and his daughter
Ashley Campbell’s frenetic pacing on
the “Deliverance” guitar-banjo duet.
As Dana noted, it was a poi-
gnant performance; Glen shared the
stage with three of his and his wife
Kimberly “Kim” Woolen’s children:
sons Cal and Shannon, and daughter
Ashley, all of whom played and sang
with professional fluency.
Backstage, after the concert, Scott
Paton, who says he is writing an arti-
cle for the Washington Post on the tour,
quips that, “As loved as Glen is, only
hard-core musicians know just how
vast his musical legacy is, what he
contributed to other people’s record-
ings before he became a celebrity.”
When asked to elaborate, he adds that,
“There are very few records from the
West Coast during that period that
don’t have his stamp; he was really,
really important behind the scenes
too,” and mentions Jan & Dean, the
Beach Boys, the Mommas and the
Poppas, Frank Sinatra and others that
Glen collaborated with in those days.
“You’d be harder pressed,” Scott says,
“to pick out a West Coast artist that he
didn’t play an occasional session with.
He deserves a full-scale tribute and
recognition for that.”
Glen Campbell’s personal string
of hits include “Wichita Lineman”,
“Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Gentle
On My Mind,” “Southern Nights,”
“Galveston,” and “By the Time I Get
to Phoenix,” all of which he sang on
stage at the Lobero, often with audi-
ence members openly singing along.
Rhonda Spiegel explains that the
event came together through David
Aspell, “who,” she says, “runs the
Lobero.” He knew the management
team at William Morris and helped
Rhonda reach an agreement with Glen
to come to Santa Barbara as part of his
good-bye tour.
All of Glen’s other venues are much
larger than the Lobero, so Rhonda
approached the board and laid it out
financially. “We had to figure out what
to charge per seat,” Dana Newquist,
also a board member, explains, “so
that we could at least break even.
The numbers worked and the board
gave its go-ahead.” Rhonda figured it
would be well worth it simply “to raise
awareness and to start to build the
teams” for the Association’s upcoming
“Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease”
scheduled for Saturday, November 5,
beginning at Santa Barbara Zoo.
The Glen Campbell Good-Bye Tour
heads to England in the middle of
November, where it will be for a month.
Afterwards, they head for Nashville,
back to Ireland and Scotland, then
back to Nashville, Branson, and
other towns. In Nashville, they’ll be
performing at the Ryman, the orig-
inal Grand Ole Opry building, on
November 30, which should be a poi-
gnant performance indeed.
Backstage Ashley revealed anoth-
er Montecito connection (in addi-
tion to old friends Dolly and Andy
Granatelli): James Keach (husband
of Jane Seymour, brother of Stacy
Keach) is doing a documentary on
her dad. James and Jane lived in
Montecito a decade ago. “They had
[a film crew] at the show this evening,
filming the documentary on my dad’s
life and what’s happening to him
right now,” Ashley said. “When we’re
onstage, she added, “we’re trying to
get a lot closer to my dad during the
shows, so that we kind of surround
him with love.”
Ashley’s latest effort is Victoria’s
Ghost, a band she has formed with
her brother Shannon. “It’s more of an
acoustic thing, focused on the banjo
and guitar,” she says, noting that she’s
“really into folk and banjo and love
old Appalachian tunes.” She just got
a Deering banjo last week. “It’s brand
new and they are endorsing me,” she
Registration for the Alzheimer’s
Walk begins at 9 am on Saturday,
November 5. The walk itself begins at
10 am (from the Santa Barbara Zoo)
and totals 3.2 miles, “But people can
do less,” Rhonda promises. •MJ
COMinG & GOinG (Continued from page 37)
On stage at the end of the Glen Campbell Good-Bye Tour at the Lobero are (from left) Cal, Shannon,
Glen, and Ashley Campbell, Siggy Sjursen, and Ry Jarred
Friends since
1969, Dolly
and Andy
joined Kim
and Glen
backstage at
the Lobero
after the
concert spon-
sored by the
Central Coast
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EDC’s Fall Feast – The Environmental
Defense Center caps off another warm
season of TGIF gatherings with its annual
Fall Feast. It’s a lot like the regular
events held monthly at the organization’s
quaint courtyard, except the meal is fully
catered, with main dishes provided by
Big Easy Catering and sides served by
Duo Catering and produce from local
farmers (John Givens Farm Blosser,
Urban Gardens, Fairview Gardens, and
Shepherd Farms). The expanded menu
(which includes such delicacies as catfsh
and yummy desserts) calls for a doubling
of the admission prices, although even
at $20 it’s a steal given that the tickets
include two drinks (beer, wine or soft
drinks), and live music courtesy of DP
Fresh. The Coastal Fund, Naples Coalition
and Surfrider are the sponsors this time
around, but as always there will be
representatives from local government,
nonprofts, NGOs and the merely
environmentally conscious. WHEN: 5:30-
8:30pm WHERE: 906 Garden Street
Neiman marks his – A classical
concert that begins with a talk from
the artist is a pretty unusual thing,
especially in these parts. Then again,
Camerata Pacifca – which is presenting
pianist Adam Neiman performing
Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes Friday
at Hahn Hall – invariably veers with
voraciousness from the straight and
narrow, while anyone who heard Neiman
feld questions from the audience at
one of Camerata’s Speakeasy events
last year is well aware of how erudite
and charming Neiman can be. So we’ll
hear him discuss his approach to Liszt’s
series of 12 compositions for solo piano,
which the composer revised over a
period of 26 years from 1826-52, before
he performs the challenging work that
evokes a gamut of emotions and uses the
entire keyboard in some places, calls for
frenzied fngerwork at others, and also
requires delicate touch in many. WHEN:
1 & 7:30pm WHERE: Hahn Hall at the
Music Academy of the West Campus,
1070 Fairway Road COST: $45 ($22
at lunchtime, when selections will be
performed), $10 student rush 30 minutes
before showtime INFO: 884-8410 or
Fall Revels – Santa Barbara Revels
– the marvelously period music and
dance ensemble that brings us the
annual holiday show recalling times
from Medieval to the Renaissance, plus
a St. Patrick’s Day pub sing, now fnds
its way to Germany for a fall fundraiser.
Oktoberfest boasts a bountiful buffet of
German food, samplings of microbrewed
beers and fne wine, and lively music
by the Biergarten Musikmeisters. Enjoy
bratwurst, sauerkraut, and apfel strudel,
bid on exciting silent auction items,
and take your best shot at fabulous
door prizes, and don’t forget to join in
with the singing and dancing. Come in
costume (Victorian Vogue is offering a
10% discount for costumes for this event)
and increase the fun quotient. Proceeds
beneft Santa Barbara Revels and support
upcoming 2011 The Christmas Revels.
WHEN: 4-7pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre
Courtyard, 33 W. Canon Perdido Street
COST: $60 in advance, $75 at the door
INFO: 963-0761 or or
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Laughter & Love –
Montecito’s own famous
funnywoman Carol
Burnett returns to the
Lobero for a special
performance benefting
the Teddy Bear Cancer
Foundation that pairs the
icon of TV comedy with
the Emmy Award-winning
actress Jane Lynch,
the star of “Glee” and
one of the more popular
comedians working in
television today, presenting
an award. Montecitan
Dennis Miller will emcee
the evening and village
resident Billy Baldwin
serves as auctioneer. Be on
the lookout for other special
guests, including some well-
known names from Burnett’s
best-loved moments. WHEN:
8-10pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre, 33 W. Canon Perdido Street COST: $153 INFO:
963-0761 or or

Season six of Met Live in HD –
With the addition of Russia as the latest
country to join the Met’s exciting live
hi-def transmission of opera direct from
the stage in New York, 1,600 theaters
in 54 countries, including fellow new
additions Israel and China, are part of
the network. The series has become so
popular that it outstrips attendance at the
actual productions: last year, a record of
more than 2.6 million Live in HD tickets
were sold to opera lovers across the globe,
more than three times the 800,000 people
who visit the opera house in a Met season.
Season six kicks off with the Met premiere
production of Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena,”
featuring Anna Netrebko in the title role,
joined by Russian colleagues Ekaterina
Gubanova as Jane Seymour and Ildar
Abdrazakov as Enrico (Henry VIII). The opera, directed by David McVicar and
conducted by Marco Armiliato, is based on the fnal, tragic days of Anne Boleyn
and has been a dramatic and vocal showcase for some of the greatest sopranos
in operatic history. Future dates feature many of the opera world’s most prominent
stars, including Stephanie Blythe, David Daniels, Natalie Dessay, Joyce
DiDonato, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Jonas
Kaufmann, Mariusz Kwiecien, René Pape, Marina Poplavskaya, Bryn
Terfel, and Deborah Voigt. WHEN: 9:55am (encore screenings 6pm Saturday,
2pm Sunday) WHERE: Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West Campus, 1070
Fairway Road COST: $27 (subscriptions available) INFO: 969-8787 or www.
Dancing Under the Stars – Sure, the
competitors on “Dancing With the Stars”
and “So You Think You Can Dance” get
to strut their stuff in front of millions of
viewers and vie for signifcant prizes and
acclaim. But do they get to cut a rug (to
mix a metaphor or two) in the beautiful
rotunda at Fess Parker Doubletree Resort,
or gaze up at the glimmering stars (it’s a
new moon night) while taking in the clean,
crisp fall air while they run through their
routines? No, indeed. Those pleasures are
received for the competitors at this annual
show sponsored by Arthur Murray Studios
and this year benefting Confict Solutions
Center of Santa Barbara County to help
them expand services to at-risk youth
and bring “restorative justice” to Santa
Barbara. And for you, too, as guests are
encouraged to dance to your delight to
the 16-piece orchestra after cheering on
local celebrity dancers Joyce Dudley,
Debbie Eastman, Ole Mikkelsen,
John Thyne and David Landecker.
WHEN: 6pm WHERE: COST: $75
general, $150 reserved seating INFO:
Fido’s feelings – Montecito writer
Karen Lee Stevens is also the founder
and president of All For Animals, Inc., an
all-volunteer, educational organization
dedicated to raising awareness about
cruelty-free living. So naturally, the launch
“paw-ty” for her new children’s book,
Animals Have Feelings, Too! is also
advocating for the nonproft. The event
features face painting and treats for kids
and canines plus a special appearance
by the “real” Sandy, the lovable Labrador
retriever featured in the book. WHEN:
1-3pm WHERE: Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic
Club, 7340 Hollister Ave. INFO: 682-
3160 or
Kacey & the sunshine – Tales From
the Tavern, the periodic singer-songwriter
series up in Santa Ynez, is all about
the art of the song, from its inception
to fnal performance, which is why the
artists get all the time they want to talk
about the music for the attentive listening
audience. And it’s also why booking big
names doesn’t matter much, because
the built-in fan base has come to trust
the programming. Hence tonight’s
bill, which pairs SoCal based country-
Americana artist Kacey Cubero,
whose voice has a bit of whiskey-soaked
twang that has earned comparisons to
Lucinda Williams and TFTT veteran
Shelby Lynne, but her own name
doesn’t ring any bells. Danny Schmidt
and Carrie Elkin, a couple by both
music and romantic relationship, are
based in Americana heaven in Austin,
Texas; they’ve found some success
individually (Schimdt records for folk indie
powerhouse Red House) and together
are better than the sum of their parts.
This mid-week music fest should be well
worth checking out. WHEN: 7:30pm
WHERE: 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez
COST: $33 INFO: 688-0383 or www. •MJ
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 41
One Man on a Journey
On Entertainment
by Steven Libowitz
Steven Libowitz has
reported on the arts and
entertainment for more
than 30 years; he has
contributed to Montecito
Journal for over ten
e’s been stripped naked for an
episode of “Monk,” swathed
in a lime green unitard for
another, and fed a job interviewer
candy with his strangely animated
beard for a Skittles commercial.
But actor-comedian Tim Bagley
won’t need any gimmicks when he
begins performances as the star of
the one-man show “Underneath the
Lintel” kicking off Ensemble Theater
Company’s 2011-12 season this
The multimedia production of the
hit off-Broadway show by Glen Berger
is being directed by the Ensemble’s
executive artistic director Jonathan
Fox, who has never perhaps expand-
ed the theater’s horizons quite so
far since taking over from the late
Robert Grande Weiss several years
ago. Bagley plays an uptight, meticu-
lous librarian who sets out to find the
culprit who just returned a book 113
years overdue. A clue scribbled in the
margin of the book sets him on a jour-
ney that takes him both around the
globe and through the ages – in more
ways than one, as the detective story
turns into something of a spiritual
quest as well. Bagley began his career
writing and performing with Los
Angeles’ famed Groundlings comedy
troupe, but has worked consistently
ever since. He played recurring char-
acters Harold Krenshaw on “Monk”
and Larry on “Will and Grace” and
has made guest shots in another three
dozen TV series, including “S#*! My
Dad Says,” “Love Bites” and Lisa
Kudrow’s “Web Therapy”; is featured
in the pilot of “Grimm” airing later
this month; and has had roles in sev-
eral big movies, including Knocked
Up, Employee of the Month and The Day
After Tomorrow, plus Judd Apatow’s
new feature, Life at 40. Meanwhile, his
own one-person play, “Happy Hour,”
claimed a Jury Prize at the Aspen
Comedy Arts Festival.
That versatile experience has paid
off as Fox said Bagley earned the role
via his “subtle, droll sense of humor,
quite perfect for this part... He’s so
endearing that audiences will gravi-
tate toward him and the role.”
Bagley dished on “Lintel” and his
career over the telephone on Monday,
his off-day at ETC, on his way to
LA to rehearse and star in a new
Groundlings reunion show.
Q. What specifically drew you to this
A. There’s a lot of depth in that it
answers, or at least explores, a lot of
the big questions in life that we ask
ourselves. Life and death and God and
our existence here and what it means
– things we grapple with in our lives. I
just thought it was an interesting, well-
written play. And the humor comes out
of the quirkiness and oddness of this
character, who is a Dutch librarian who
just has to find out what happened
with this book that showed up after 113
years. It starts him on this journey that
takes him out of his small little life and
out into the bigger world.
Are these themes you’ve explored at all
for yourself?
I think we all do. We’re all con-
stantly questioning our belief system
and our relationship to God and love
and life and how to live and death and
what happens after. I’ve also under-
stood the oddness of this character.
We make choices in our lives and
sometimes when we do you have to
live with the choice you made that
you might regret, ones that you made
out of fear... Lintel – a door frame or
portal – is a metaphor where one side
is the safety of our home and every-
thing you know, and the other is the
world you don’t know. Do you reach
out or stay with what you know?
When I read it, I remember think-
ing I understand this – reaching out
beyond yourself and having compas-
sion for other people, experiencing life
from someone else’s point of view.
That’s kind of what actors do. So is this
just another job or something special?
What’s driving you?
It’s important to do things that are
Tim Bagley stars in the one-man show
“Underneath the Lintel,” a detective story that
kicks off Ensemble Theater Company›s new season
EnTERTAinMEnT Page 444

MOVES moves west – It was just
last January that Peter Martins,
ballet master of the venerable New
York City Ballet – which rarely
tours on a large scale nationally –
announced that the company would
be launching a new performance
group called New York City Ballet
MOVES, a smaller rotating group
of performers culled from NYCB’s
roster of dancers and musicians.
UCSB’s A&L wasted no timing lining
up a spot on the calendar, and the
new troupe is making its west coast
debut at the Granada tonight and
tomorrow. For unlike most secondary
touring companies, MOVES is
made up of a mix of principals,
soloists, and members of the NYCB
corps, not at all intended to serve
as a second company or training
group for students or apprentices.
The works – different each night
– are drawn from the company’s
vast repertory, including pieces
by the legendary choreographers George Balanchine (who founded NYC Ballet in
1948), Jerome Robbins (who joined one year later), Christopher Wheeldon and
Martins (who joined the company as a principal dancer in 1970 and took over his
current duties back in 1981). Tonight’s program opens with Robbins’ “Dances at a
Gathering,” a dreamily elegant piece set to piano music by Chopin, followed by
Wheeldon’s “After the Rain,” a graceful duet with music by Arvo Pärt, originally
created to honor the anniversary of Balanchine’s birth. Martins’ “A Fool for You,”
a modern ballet set to a half dozen songs by Ray Charles, closes the evening.
Tomorrow’s lineup features Wheeldon’s “Polyphonia,” a company classic for eight
dancers, set to music by Györgi Ligeti. Balanchine’s “Sonatine,” a pas de deux
with an onstage pianist playing music by Maurice Ravel is next, and the program
concludes with two works by Martins: “Zakouski” and “Hallelujah Junction.” The
former gives tastes of the four Russian composers who are each represented by a
piece for piano and violin, while “Junction,” set to an eponymous score by John
Adams, is written for two pianists who appear to hover in the darkness above the
dancers. The New York Times called MOVES “the foremost creative ballet troupe in
the world” after the company made its formal debut over the summer at the 2011
Vail International Arts Festival, adding “The choreography immediately seizes on the
music’s pulse and shows it… The complexity of the human foot becomes intoxicating.”
WHEN: 8pm tonight & tomorrow WHERE: Granada, 1214 State St. COST: $73 &
$53 ($153 Gold Circle ticket includes VIP seating and a champagne reception at
intermission) INFO: 893-3535 or or 899-2222 or

Callen on you – SOhO’s new bi-
monthly comedy series steps it up a notch
tonight with the local debut of Bryan
Callen, an actor and stand-up who was
one of the original cast of comedians
on the sketch comedy series ”MADtv.”
His other TV credits include guest spots
on “Entourage,” “NewsRadio,” “Oz,”
“Frasier,” “Suddenly Susan,” “Sex &
the City” and “King of Queens,” to
name just a few, while small roles in
“The Hangover” (I & II, both as shady
Middle Eastern characters) and frequent
appearances on “Chelsea Lately”
haven’t hurt his profle either. Callen
has done stand-up on Letterman, hosts
the E! show “Bank of Hollywood,” and
his new one-hour special titled “Bryan
Callen: Man Class” premieres later
this year on Showtime. WHEN: 7:30
& 9:30pm WHERE: 1221 State Street
COST: $10 if over 21, $15 if under 21
(18 minimum age) INFO: 962-7776 or
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Bella Vista $$$
1260 Channel Drive (565-8237)
Featuring a glass retractable roof, Bella
Vista’s ambiance is that of an elegant outdoor
Mediterranean courtyard. Executive Chef
Alessandro Cartumini has created an inno-
vative menu, featuring farm fresh, Italian-
inspired California cuisine. Open daily for
breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 am
to 9 pm.
Cafe Del Sol $$
30 Los Patos Way (969-0448)
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. Sunfower-
colored interior is accented by live Span-
ish guitarist playing next to cozy beehive
freplace nightly. Lively year-round outdoor
people-wat ching front patio. Open Monday-
Friday 11 am to 10 pm. Saturday and Sunday
10 am to 10 pm.
China Palace $$
1070 Coast Village Road (565-9380)
Montecito’s only Chinese restaurant, here you’ll
fnd large portions and modern décor. Take out
available. (Montecito Journal staff is especially
fond of the Cashew Chicken!) China Palace also
has an outdoor patio. Open seven days 11:30 am
to 9:30 pm.
Giovanni’s $
1187 Coast Village Road (969-1277)
Los Arroyos $
1280 Coast Village Road (969-9059)
Little Alex’s $
1024 A-Coast Village Road (969-2297)
Lucky’s (brunch) $$ (dinner) $$$
1279 Coast Village Road (565-7540)
Comfortable, old-fashioned urban steak-
house in the heart of America’s biggest
little village. Steaks, chops, seafood,
cocktails, and an enormous wine list are
featured, with white tablecloths, fine
crystal and vintage photos from the 20th
century. The bar (separate from dining
room) features large flat-screen TV and
opens at 4 pm during the week. Open
nightly from 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday &
Sunday brunch from 9 am to 3 pm. Valet
Montecito Café $$
1295 Coast Village Road (969-3392)
Montecito Coffee Shop $
1498 East Valley Road (969-6250)
Pane é Vino $$$
1482 East Valley Road (969-9274)
Peabody’s $
1198 Coast Village Road (969-0834)
$ (average per person under $15)
$$ (average per person $15 to $30)
$$$ (average per person $30 to $45)
$$$$ (average per person $45-plus)
Plow & Angel $$$
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 freplace. Dinner is served
from 5 to 10 pm daily with bar service extend-
ing until 11 pm weekdays and until midnight
on Friday and Saturday.
Sakana Japanese Restaurant $$
1046 Coast Village Road (565-2014)
Stella Mare’s $$/$$$
50 Los Patos Way (969-6705)
Stonehouse $$$$
San Ysidro Ranch
900 San Ysidro Lane (565-1700)
Located in what is a 19th-century citrus pack-
inghouse, Stonehouse restaurant features a
lounge with full bar service and separate dining
room with crackling freplace and creekside
views. Chef Jamie West’s regional cuisine is
prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables
harvested from the on-site chef’s garden.
Recently voted 1 of the best 50 restaurants in
America by OpenTable Diner’s Choice. 2010
Diners’ Choice Awards: 1 of 50 Most Romantic
Restaurants in America, 1 of 50 Restaurants
With Best Service in America. Open for dinner
from 6 to 10 pm daily. Sunday Brunch 10 am
to 2 pm.
Trattoria Mollie $$$
1250 Coast Village Road (565-9381)
Tre Lune $$/$$$
1151 Coast Village Road (969-2646)
A real Italian boite, complete with small but
fully licensed bar, big list of Italian wines, large
comfortable tables and chairs, lots of mahogany
and large b&w vintage photos of mostly fa-
mous Italians. Menu features both comfort food
like mama used to make and more adventurous
Italian fare. Now open continuously from lunch
to dinner. Also open from 7:30 am to 11:30 am
daily for breakfast.
Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria $$
1483 East Valley Road (565-9393)
Delis, bakeries, juice bars
Blenders in the Grass
1046 Coast Village Road (969-0611)
Here’s The Scoop
1187 Coast Village Road (lower level)
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. Scoopie also offers
a full coffee menu featuring Santa Barbara
Roasting Company coffee. Offerings are made
from fresh, seasonal ingredients found at Farm-
ers’ Market, and waffe cones are made on site
1253 Coast Village Road (969-7878)
Montecito Deli
1150 Coast Village Road (969-3717)
Open six days a week from 7 am to 3 pm.
(Closed Sunday) This eatery serves home-
made soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, and its
specialty, The Piadina, a homemade fat bread
made daily. Owner Jeff Rypysc and staff deliver
locally and cater offce parties, luncheons or
movie shoots. Also serving breakfast (7am to
11 am), and brewing Peet’s coffee & tea.
1014 #C Coast Village Road (565-0137)
Pierre Lafond
516 San Ysidro Road (565-1502)
This market and deli is a center of activity in
Montecito’s Upper Village, serving fresh baked
pastries, regular and espresso coffee drinks,
smoothies, burritos, homemade soups, deli
salads, made-to-order sandwiches and wraps
available, and boasting a fully stocked salad
bar. Its sunny patio draws crowds of regulars
daily. The shop also carries specialty drinks,
gift items, grocery staples, and produce. Open
everyday 5:30 am to 8 pm.
Village Cheese & Wine
1485 East Valley Road (969-3815)
Whodidily Cupcakes
1150 Coast Village Rd (969-9808)

In Summerland / Carpinteria
The Barbecue Company $$
3807 Santa Claus Lane (684-2209)
Cantwell’s Summerland Market $
2580 Lillie Avenue (969-5894)
Corktree Cellars $$
910 Linden Avenue (684-1400)
Corktree offers a casual bistro setting for lunch
and dinner, in addition to wine tasting and
tapas. The restaurant, open everyday except
Monday, features art from locals, mellow music
and a relaxed atmosphere. An extensive wine
list features over 110 bottles of local and inter-
national wines, which are also available in the
eatery's retail section.
Garden Market $
3811 Santa Claus Lane (745-5505)
Jack’s Bistro $
5050 Carpinteria Avenue (566-1558)
Serving light California Cuisine, Jack’s offers
freshly baked bagels with whipped cream
cheeses, omelettes, scrambles, breakfast bur-
ritos, specialty sandwiches, wraps, burgers, sal-
ads, pastas and more. Jacks offers an extensive
espresso and coffee bar menu, along with wine
and beer. They also offer full service catering,
and can accommodate wedding receptions to
corporate events. Open Monday through Fri-
day 6:30 am to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday
7 am to 3 pm.
Nugget $$
2318 Lillie Avenue (969-6135)
Sly’s $$$
686 Linden Avenue (684-6666)
Sly’s features fresh fsh, farmers’ market veg-
gies, traditional pastas, prime steaks, Blue Plate
Specials and vintage desserts. You’ll fnd a full
bar, serving special martinis and an extensive
wine list featuring California and French wines.
Cocktails from 4 pm to close, dinner from 5 to
9 pm Sunday-Thursday and 5 to 10 pm Friday
and Saturday. Lunch is M-F 11:30 to 2:30, and
brunch is served on the weekends from 9 am
to 3 pm.
Stacky’s Seaside $
2315 Lillie Avenue (969-9908)
Summerland Beach Café $
2294 Lillie Avenue (969-1019)
Tinkers $
2275 C Ortega Hill Road (969-1970)
Santa Barbara / Restaurant Row
Andersen’s Danish Bakery &
Gourmet Restaurant $
1106 State State Street (962-5085)
Established in 1976, Andersen’s serves Danish
and European cuisine including breakfast,
lunch & dinner. Authentic Danishes, Apple
Strudels, Marzipans, desserts & much more.
Dine inside surrounded by European interior
or outside on the sidewalk patio. Open 8 am to
9 pm Monday through Friday, 8 am to 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday.
Bistro Eleven Eleven $$
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard (730-1111)
Located adjacent to Hotel Mar Monte, the
bistro serves breakfast and lunch featuring
all-American favorites. Dinner is a mix of tradi-
tional favorites and coastal cuisine. The lounge
advancement to the restaurant features a big
screen TV for daily sporting events and happy
hour. Open Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 9 pm,
Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am to 10 pm.
Ca’ Dario $$
37 East Victoria Street (884-9419)
A bustling trattoria located one block off State
Street, owner Dario Furlati’s namesake eatery
is known for its fresh pasta, savory meat and
fsh entrées, and daily and seasonal specials.
Black and white photos of famous Italians line
the walls; Dario, who hails from Lake Como,
recently added a full bar menu in addition to a
wine list featuring Californian and Italian wines.
You have to try the the brown butter and sage
ravioli, Ca’ Dario’s signature dish. Open every-
day at 11:30 am until 10 pm (Sunday: 5 pm until
10 pm). Reservations strongly suggested.
Café Luck $$$
18 East Cota Street (962-5393)
One of just a handful of restaurants in Santa
Barbara featuring mostly French cuisine, Café
Luck afcionados report that the eatery’s Short
Ribs (when available) are the standout item
worth waiting in line for. Other favorites
include Duck Conft with frisee, mushroom
and potato chips, Bouillabaisse, and even the
Café Luck Burger with Gruyere & Bacon. Open
Sunday through Thursday from 4 pm until
11 pm; Friday and Saturday until midnight.
El Paseo $$
813 Anacapa Street (962-6050)
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Bar-
bara in a Mexican plaza setting, El Paseo is the
place for authentic Mexican specialties, home-
made chips and salsa, and a cold margarita
while mariachis stroll through the historic
restaurant. The décor refects its rich Spanish
heritage, with bougainvillea-draped balconies,
fountain courtyard dining and a festive bar.
Dinner specials are offered during the week,
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with a brunch on Sundays. Open Tuesday
through Thursday 4 pm to 10 pm, Friday and
Saturday 11:30 am to 10:30 pm, and Sunday
10:30 am to 9 pm.
Enterprise Fish Co. $$
225 State Street (962-3313)
Every Monday and Tuesday the Enterprise
Fish Company offers two-pound Maine Lob-
sters served with clam chowder or salad, and
rice or potatoes for only $29.95. Happy hour
is every weekday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Open
Sunday thru Thursday 11:30 am to 10 pm and
Friday thru Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm.
The Harbor Restaurant $$
210 Stearns Wharf (963-3311)
Enjoy ocean views at the historic Harbor
Restaurant on Stearns Wharf. Featuring prime
steaks and seafood, a wine list that has earned
Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excel-
lence for the past six years and a full cocktail
bar. Lunch is served 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Monday-Friday, 11 am to 3 pm Saturday and
Sunday. Dinner is served 5:30 pm to 10 pm,
early dinner available Saturday and Sunday
starting at 3 pm.
Los Agaves $
600 N. Milpas Street (564-2626)
Los Agaves offers eclectic Mexican cuisine, us-
ing only the freshest ingredients, in a casual and
friendly atmosphere. Serving lunch and dinner,
with breakfast on the weekends, Los Agaves fea-
tures traditional dishes from central and south-
ern Mexico such as shrimp & fsh enchiladas,
shrimp chile rellenos, and famous homemade
mole poblano. Open Monday- Friday 11 am to
9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 9 pm.
Miró $$$$
8301 Hollister Avenue at Bacara Resort & Spa
Miró is a refned refuge with stunning views,
featuring two genuine Miro sculptures, a top-
rated chef offering a sophisticated menu that
accents fresh, organic, and native-grown in-
gredients, and a world-class wine cellar. Open
Tuesday through Saturday from 6 pm
to 10 pm.
Moby Dick Restaurant $$
220 Stearns Wharf (965-0549)
Sitting right on Stearns Wharf, Moby Dick of-
fers fsh, lobster, clam chowder, fsh and chips
and a plenty more. A great place to watch the
sun set over the ocean. Open 7 days a week
from 7 am to 9 pm.
Olio e Limone Ristorante $$$
Olio Pizzeria $
17 West Victoria Street (899-2699)
Elaine and Alberto Morello oversee this friendly,
casually elegant, linen-tabletop eatery featur-
ing Italian food of the highest order. Offerings
include eggplant souffé, pappardelle with
quail, sausage and mushroom ragù, and fresh-
imported Dover sole. Wine Spectator Award of
Excellence-winning wine list. Private dining (up
to 40 guests) and catering are also available.
Next door at Olio Pizzeria, the Morellos have
added a simple pizza-salumi-wine-bar inspired
by neighborhood “pizzerie” and “enoteche” in
Italy. Here the focus is on artisanal pizzas and
antipasti, with classic toppings like fresh moz-
zarella, seafood, black truffes, and sausage.
Salads, innovative appetizers and an assort-
ment of salumi and formaggi round out the
menu at this casual, fast-paced eatery. Private
dining for up to 32 guests. Both the ristorante
and the pizzeria are open for lunch Monday
thru Saturday (11:30 am to 2 pm) and dinner
seven nights a week (from 5 pm).
Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro $
516 State Street (962-1455)
The Wine Bistro menu is seasonal California
cuisine specializing in local products. Pair your
meal with wine from the Santa Barbara Winery,
Lafond Winery or one from the list of wines
from around the world. Happy Hour Monday
- Friday 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The 1st Wednesday of
each month is Passport to the World of Wine.
Grilled cheese night every Thursday. Open for
breakfast, lunch and dinner; catering available.
Renaud’s $
3315 State Street (569-2400)
Located in Loreto Plaza, Renaud’s is a bakery
specializing in a wide selection of French pas-
tries. The breakfast and lunch menu is com-
posed of egg dishes, sandwiches and salads and
represents Renaud’s personal favorites. Brewed
coffees and teas are organic. Open Monday-
Saturday 7 am to 5 pm, Sunday 7 am to 3 pm.
Rodney’s Steakhouse $$$
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard (884-8554)
Deep in the heart of well, deep in the heart of
Fess Parker’s Doubletree Inn on East Beach
in Santa Barbara. This handsome eatery sells
and serves only Prime Grade beef, lamb, veal,
halibut, salmon, lobster and other high-end
victuals. Full bar, plenty of California wines,
elegant surroundings, across from the ocean.
Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday at
5:30 pm. Reservations suggested on week-
Maravilla $$$
905 Country Club Road in Ojai (646-1111)
Located at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, this
upscale eatery features prime steaks, chops
and fresh seafood. Local farmers provide fresh
produce right off the vine, while herbs are har-
vested from the Inn’s herb garden. The menu
includes savory favorites like pan seared diver
scallops and braised beef short ribs; dishes are
accented with seasonal vegetables. Open Sun-
day through Thursday for dinner from 5:30 pm
to 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from
5:30 pm to 10 pm. •MJ

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meaningful to me. There are many
people much more ambitious than me
that have a need for fame. That’s never
been important to me. This is a perfect
example. It’s right in the middle of a
busy TV time and nobody – my agent,
casting directors – wanted me to do
the play. But I make decisions based
on how I want to spend my time and
what matters. This seemed to be a
challenging and meaningful opportu-
nity... I’ve been surrounded by people
who have had lots of different experi-
ences – I’ve seen them go from not
getting an agent to being huge. I
remember that I couldn’t even get my
agent to see Lisa Kudrow when we
were in the Groundling’s together.
But they didn’t get it; nobody would
even meet with her. Then she gets on
“Friends” and explodes. I’ve seen that
over and over. I’ve also seen people
on “Saturday Night Live” for four
years and then you don’t hear from
them again. So I’ve had the kind of
career that I wanted: I’ve consistently
worked as an actor and I’m very
grateful. It’s what I’m meant to be
doing – a character actor.
What research did you do for this role?
Did you talk to the author?
No, but there are lots of things in
here I didn’t know about, so I spent
a lot of time online Googling things.
Also, he’s Dutch, so I had to work on
having a Holland accent, which is new
to me. The author had some notes in
the back of the book which took me to
his website and some articles – I read
up a lot about the play and what made
him write it.
You’re probably best known on TV for
recurring roles like Harold Krenshaw on
“Monk” and Larry on “Will and Grace,”
but I want to ask you about a couple of my
TV sitcom heroes: “Seinfeld” and “Curb
Your Enthusiasm.”
“Seinfeld” was one of my very first
jobs. Jason’s girlfriend’s father owned
a store and I played the manager. All I
remember was when I saw it later was
that I could see myself looking down
and finding my mark! It was just the
one episode. I learned my lesson that
you can’t let people see you do that.
“Underneath the Lintel” kicks
off a season of five plays at ETC
that takes more left turns than
Boston speed Red Sox center fielder
Jacoby Ellsbury racing around the
bases for an inside-the-park home
run. The 2011-12 Season continues
with the classic drama “The Lion in
Winter” set in England in the 12th cen-
tury (December 1–18), followed by the
madcap farce “The 39 Steps,” in which
four actors portray all the characters
from the 1935 film (February
2–19); Strindberg’s “Creditors,” the
master’s 1888 drama of jealousy and
distrust (March 29–April 15); and the
area debut of “Black Pearl Sings!” in
which two actresses offer a cappella
renditions of little-known American
folk songs as music unites strangers to
illuminates a story of America’s racial
divisions (June 14–July 1).
“We try to stretch ourselves with
every season,” Fox explained with
typical understatement. “These very
interesting experiences.”
“Underneath the Lintel” plays
October 13-30, officially opening this
Saturday night. Tickets cost $40–$65
with discounts for seniors, students,
groups and subscribers. Call 965-5400
or visit
Classical Corner
CAMA, the classical music present-
er formerly known as Community
Arts Music Association, has been
feeding us a steady diet of European
and Asian orchestras along with the
annual appearance by the Los Angeles
Philharmonic in recent seasons. But
for reasons that have nothing to do
with nationalism fostered by the 10th
anniversary of 9/11 last month, its
International Series is something of a
misnomer for 2011-12 as we’ll be hear-
ing some the best American orchestras
locally for the first time in decades.
The patriotic parade begins with the
return of the L.A. Phil, which closed
out the 2010-11 season with new music
director Gustavo Dudamel’s Santa
Barbara debut last May; the dynam-
ic maestro will bring a fascinating
program featuring Yefim Bronfman
as soloist on Béla Bartók’s Piano
Concerto No. 3, plus Claude Vivier’s
Orion and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony
No. 5 in E minor, to be performed in
a special 4pm concert at the Granada
on Saturday.
Then in December, the Boston
Symphony Orchestra makes its first
appearance in Santa Barbara since
1953; Ludovic Morlot leads the ven-
erable ensemble through a program
featuring Hector Berlioz’s Roman
Carnival Overture, Op. 9, Mozart’s
Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major,
K. 503 (with soloist Richard Goode);
Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin Suite,
and Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod
from Tristan und Isolde on December
8. And the granddaddy of them all
– the New York Philharmonic, the
oldest symphony orchestra in the
United States (founded in 1842),
and the one that claims conducting-
composing giants Mahler, Toscanini,
Stokowski, Bernstein, Mehta, Masur
and Maazel among its former music
directors – offers its first Santa Barbara
concert since 1969 to close out the
season next May. Second-year music
director Alan Gilbert conducts
Dvořák’s Carnival Overture, Op. 92,
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in
C minor, Op. 37 (with Bronfman again
as soloist, bookending the season),
and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
in F minor, Op. 36, at the Granada on
May 10.
CAMA has also contracted the
Santa Barbara debut of the Seoul
Philharmonic, set for April 18 –
Myung-Whun Chung conductor,
with Wu Wei as the sheng soloist
for Unsuk Chin’s Šu, Concerto for
Sheng and Orchestra, with Ravel’s
Ma Mère L’Oye (“Mother Goose”)
Suite and La Valse, and Debussy’s
La Mer rounding out the program).
And we’ll also enjoy a return engage-
ment with the United Kingdom’s
distinguished Royal Philharmonic
on January 26 as Charles Dutoit
conducts Zoltán Kodály’s Galánta
Dances, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2
in A Major (with frequent recent Santa
Barbara visitor Jean-Yves Thibaudet
as soloist), and Brahms’ Symphony
No. 1 in C minor.
But it’s the U.S. heavyweights that
make this 2010-11, as CAMA – no
spring chicken itself entering its 97th
season as by far the longest ongoing
classical presenting organization west
of the Mississippi – is calling it, “The
Season of the Century.” And it’s all
due to the San Francisco Symphony’s
centennial celebration, as the Bay Area
players were the catalyst for entic-
ing the BSO and NY Phil (as well as
the Chicago Symphony, which very
nearly also came to Santa Barbara,
plus the Cleveland and Philadelphia
orchestras) to head out west for the
rare mini-tours.
“This season got a bit skewed –
or call it a jackpot – because of San
Francisco’s anniversary,” said Stephen
Cloud, CAMA’s program commit-
tee chair and board member. “Those
orchestras really don’t tour that much,
especially out west, because they gen-
erally have such a heavy schedule in
their own region. It’s rare for those
orchestras on the Eastern Seaboard to
come out here.”
Indeed, the NY Phil twice planned
tours with Western swings in recent
years only to cancel further down the
road, Cloud said.
“It’s very expensive to tour – there
are lots of rules with the union,”
he explained. “It requires a serious
amount of underwriting. I know
Boston had to raise hundreds of thou-
sands to come west for these con-
Which is why we’ve seen a lot of
orchestras from other continents in
recent years, he said.
“Europe has historically had more
underwriting for the arts, although
that’s changing with their economics
and cutbacks. But they’ve been more
prone to touring. Many are state sup-
ported, government aided. It helps.”
But the European ensembles are
often at least the equal of most
American orchestras, Cloud said.
“The music is from Europe – so
as great as US orchestras are, there’s
simply some better ones in Europe
because it’s been a part of the culture
going back hundreds of years. In any
given year, we try to pick the best
options that are available. And this
year is special.”
Meanwhile CAMA’s Masterseries,
which Cloud created back in 1982
as a stand-alone (it shuttled between
the auspices of the Lobero, Esperia
Foundation and Music Academy of
the West before CAMA took control
of the series of recital events earlier
this century), offers performances by
top-notch players who are all vet-
erans of the series. There are piano
recitals by two of France’s top art-
ists – Hélène Grimaud and Pierre-
Laurent Aimard – plus an evening of
all-Brazilian guitar music by Brazil’s
preeminent duo Sérgio & Odair
Assad, and the astounding a cappella
ensemble Anonymous 4 performing a
special 25th anniversary program.
“Each year I’m trying to find
something unique that’s special or
truly great,” Cloud said. “It’s called
Masterseries because we’re bringing
the people who are truly masters. This
isn’t dedicated to emerging artists –
it’s the giants of the instruments. They
may not always be the biggest names
– some of the great pianists are under
the radar for the general public. It’s a
connoisseur thing.”
(For tickets and information for sub-
scriptions to CAMA’s concerts, call
966-4324 or visit
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra’s
concerts also get underway this week,
as Heiichiro Oyama returns for his
29th season with another impres-
sive line-up of soloists, including
the return of former concertmaster
Sheryl Staples in April. Tuesday’s
season-opening concert at the Lobero
is being dubbed “Maestro Mozart!”
to mark the 220th anniversary of the
composer’s death. Pianist Lucille
Chung is soloist for the closing Piano
Concerto No. 23, K. 488 in A Major,
with the overtures from The Marriage
of Figaro, Idomeneo, The Impressario
and Don Giovanni surrounding the
35th Symphony (“Haffner”). The
SBCO also launches its new MEE series
(Musically Engaging Experiences),
geared toward families and classical
neophytes, later in the month. Info at
966-2441 or •MJ
EnTERTAinMEnT (Continued from page 41)
Making its first appearance in Santa Barbara since
1953, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will per-
form at the Granada in December
13 – 20 October 2011 MONTECITO JOURNAL 45
n the last two weeks, ten properties
have been introduced to the
Montecito market. They join 224
properties currently for sale.
The Meeker Estate
On East Valley Road, between the
pharmacy and Knollwood Tennis
Club, is a distinctive architectural
estate property. It is a South African
Cape Dutch colonial designed by
Chicago architect Ambrose Cramer
for his in-laws the Meekers (Armour
Company) in 1931. The 3.5 acre
grounds, with reflecting pool and
unobstructed ocean and moun-
tain views, were designed by local
landscape architect extraordinaire
Lockwood de Forest whose work is
seen in many Montecito and Santa
Barbara great estates of that era.
Casa del Herrero, Val Verde and the
Ludington estate are other impor-
tant examples of his work here in
Montecito. The nearly 10k-sq-ft
recently restored house includes 6
bedrooms and 9 full and half baths.
The listed price is $17.5m. It sold in
2006 for $12.25m and again last year
for $15m.
This circa-1940 property on Tabor Lane has just been listed on the market, complete with guest cottage
and wine cellar
Real Estate View
by Michael Phillips
Michael is the owner-
broker of Phillips Real
Estate, and is a Montecito
Planning Commissioner.
He can be reached at
969-4569 and info@
Near the Ranch
San Ysidro Road above where East
Valley meets San Ysidro Lane near Las
Tunas not far from San Ysidro Ranch
is a recently completed 4,655-sq-ft
Spanish revival with dark beamed
ceilings on an acre. The home has 3
bedrooms and a detached casitas and
pool and is listed for $5.995m. It sold
pre-construction in 2008 for $4.2m.
Also on San Ysidro Lane is a newly
renovated Jack Warner designed sin-
gle level 4-bd/4-ba contemporary,
with a guesthouse and grand motor
court on a mountain view acre. Listed
at $4.995m, it last sold pre-renova-
tion in January of 2004 for $3m. On
Park Lane West, a 4,000-sq-ft, 4-bd/5-
ba, red tile roof 1982 revival with
guest cottage and pool is offered for
$5.95m. It was purchased in 2001 for
$2.9m. And although Tabor Lane is
not exactly near the Ranch, a circa
1940 cottage just listed for $1.450m
might make you feel like you live
there. Three bedrooms, 1,600-sq-ft,
a guest cottage with private gym
and wine cellar in “excellent” condi-
tion on .23 acres, this home sold for
$1.880m in August of 2006 and for
$1.364m this past February.
Fernald Point and Birnam
Fernald Point is as oceanfront pri-
vate as we get. Go along the front
of the Miramar parallel to 101 and
make a right just before you would
enter the freeway, cross the tracks
and make a left. Here, just listed, is
iconic California beachfront living
with over 100 feet of sand and ocean
at your door. Multi-level with picture
windows framing ocean and islands,
it has 3 bedrooms, a deck and spa
and a four-car garage. Built in the
early ‘70s, at 3,200-sq-ft it is described
by the seller as in “average” condi-
tion. It is priced at $6.85m. In the
Birnam Wood golf Club community,
a late ‘70s, 4,400-sq-ft contemporary
with four bedrooms is available for
$3.495m. It sold last, pre-rehab two
years ago, for $2.8m.
Para Grande and Santa Clara
A bank-owned property on Para
Grande will be first available for
showing this Friday. Listed at
$1.4m, it is a late 1890s, 1,100-sq-ft
2-bd/1-ba on .77 acres with moun-
tain views needing some attention.
Then, take N. Jameson to Santa
Isabel to Santa Clara to a 1,600-
sq-ft 4-bd/3-ba with fireplace and
open-beamed ceilings built in 1955
on .36 acres, which is available for
$890k. It last sold in the beginning
of 2006 for $1.287m.
Coast Village Road
Walk to everything and enjoy a bit
of an ocean view from this updated,
1,230-sq-ft newly listed, third-floor
corner unit, 3-bd/2-ba condo. Yours
for $749,500. •MJ
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685 Oak Springs Lane 1-4pm $3,495,000 4bd Tom Hussey 452-0528 Coldwell
90-92 Humphrey Road 1-5pm $1,795,000 4bd/3ba Stu Morse 705-0161 Goodwin & Thyne
2150 East Valley Road By Appt. $1,495,000 4bd/3ba Jason Streatfeild 280-9798 Prudential
83 Seaview Drive By Appt. $1,395,000 2bd/2ba Joyce Enright 570-1360 Prudential

685 Oak Springs Lane 1-4pm $3,495,000 4bd Tom Hussey 452-0528 Coldwell
722 Via Manana 1-4pm $2,950,000 4bd/4ba Jo Ann Mermis 895-5650 Prudential California Realty
2516 Sycamore Canyon 1-4pm $2,149,000 4bd Sofe Langhorne 689-5759 Coldwell
90-92 Humphrey Road 1-5pm $1,795,000 4bd/3ba Stu Morse 705-0161 Goodwin & Thyne
232 Hot Springs Road 2-4pm $1,499,000 4bd/3ba Doug Van Pelt 637-3684 Prudential California Realty
2150 East Valley Road 2-5pm $1,495,000 4bd/3ba Jason Streatfeild 280-9798 Prudential California Realty
83 Seaview Drive By Appt. $1,395,000 2bd/2ba Joyce Enright 570-1360 Prudential California Realty
805 Park Lane West 1–3pm $1,290,000 Land Brian Felix 455-3669 Sotheby¹s
1511B East Valley Road 1-4pm $1,195,000 2bd/2ba Brook Ashley 689-0480 Prudential California Realty
1925 Barker Pass Road 1-3pm $1,085,000 3bd/2ba Mary Whitney 689-0915 Prudential California Realty
1128 Oriole Road 2-4pm $1,040,000 3bd/5ba Jan Dinmore 455-1194 Prudential California Realty
1128 Oriole Road 12-2pm $1,040,000 3bd/5ba Yolanda Van Wingerden 570-4965 Prudential California Realty
1220 Coast Village Road 311 1-4pm $749,950 3bd/2ba John Comin 689-3078 Prudential California Realty
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