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Village Beat

That vaguely oily stench permeating Montecito

isnt coming off the ocean; its coming from
Union Pacifics old railroad ties, p. 12
Summerland by the Sea
After ten years, Mditerrane to close, and
after 35 years in Santa Barbara, owner
Carolina Pierpont moves to Mexico, p. 28
On Entertainment
Its apparently a time for tyrants, as Trainspotting
screenwriter John Hodge turns unfinished Stalin
film into stage production, p. 33
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Vol 18 Issue 2

Another Montecito mega-
wedding? Drew Barrymore
(seen here in 50 First Dates) to
marry Will Koppelman, perhaps
here; Marvin Bauer flies to
Minneapolis to watch Rose Bowl
on TV with son, p. 6
Montecito-based author-
playwright Christina Allisons
serious two-act comedy
about the 1926 attempted
assassination of the Italian
dictator premieres this
weekend at Center Stage
(story begins on p.18)
Matt Middlebrook,
Caruso Affiliated
(full story on page 6)
Matt Middlebrook, Caruso Affiliated
(full story on page 6)
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5 Editorial
Rotary Internationals successful polio eradication eforts; Carole Lief to run against Salud
Carbajal; Veterans beneft at SOhO; BBQ fundraiser for frefghter Mike Moses
6 Montecito Miscellany
Marvin Bauer fies to Minnesota to watch Rose Bowl; Drew Barrymore engaged; Dasha
Zhukova and husbands $5 million bash; OWN ratings rise; Kardashians possible magazine;
A Night With Picasso sells out; Katy Perry speaks up; Sally Bedell Smith to speak at Country
Club; Rick Caruso bids on Dodgers; sightings
8 Letters to the Editor
An angry parker vents; Donata Lewandowski Guerra praises Ms Beresford; Corinna Gordon
has some advice; Penelope Bianchi and John Davidson applaud Ray Winn; Don Michel
wants to know how youre feeling
10 Community Calendar
MERRAG meets; food drive at MUS; discussion group at Montecito Library; Ojai Peddlers
Fair; annual rose pruning; Veterans beneft at SOhO; Pinot Noir tasting; science event and
screenplay workshop at Montecito Library; Maritime Museum lecture; Montecito Trails
Foundation annual meeting approaches; ongoing events
Tide Guide
Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach
12 Village Beat
Montecito Association annual meeting; Union Pacifc performs train track maintenance;
ribbon cutting ceremony for MUS pathway; Xanadu reopens; overturned vehicle on East
Valley Road; docents needed at Casa del Herrero; Music Academy masterclass
14 Seen Around Town
Westmonts 5x5: An Invitational opening; AWC-SB annual holiday party at Canary Hotel;
NAWBO event at Birnam Wood
18 Our Town
Christina Allison debuts Up Mussolinis Nose at Center Stage Teater
19 Library Corner
Let the library help with resolutions; January events
20 Leaving It All Behind
One night in Bangkok leads the Mazzas to ask, What budget?
22 Your Westmont
Continua in Light exhibition; Sam Jaegers free talk; Brahms and Beethoven performance
23 State Street Spin
Teen Star Santa Barbara; Tyne family news; Tod Robles has bone to pick; Maiani brothers
post new Saints theme video
26 Ernies World
Ernie sets some attainable New Years resolutions
28 Summerland by the Sea
Carolina Pierpont sells Mditerrane to venture to Cabo San Lucas
30 Sheriffs Blotter
Safe stolen from home; vehicles broken into in Summerland and Montecito
32 Calendar of Events
Candace Schermerhorn speaks at Screenwriters Association; Vince Neil rocks Chumash;
Camerata Pacifca concert; Mind and Supermind series; Sam Jaeger speaks; family art
exhibition at Art From Scrap; Paul Cotton at SOhO; Amy Chua at UCSB; Blues Society
presents Steve James; Hairspray live
33 On Entertainment
National Teatre Live season launches with John Hodges play, Collaborators; Jacqueline
Schwab plays the Song Tree Concert Series; UCSB flm series; pop act roundup
34 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
35 Movie Showtimes
Latest flms, times, theaters, and addresses: theyre all here, as they are every week
37 93108 Open House Directory
Homes and condos currently for sale and open for inspection in and near Montecito
38 Classifed Advertising
Our very own Craigslist of classifed ads, in which sellers ofer everything from summer
rentals to estate sales
39 Local Business Directory
Smart business owners place business cards here so readers know where to look when they
need what those businesses ofer
p.14 p.22
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Putting on the Dog
Eradicating Polio in India
Just a short note here to congratulate Rotary International, whose polio
eradication efforts over the past decade have helped lead to the diminution
of the problem throughout the world. And now, India has become officially
polio free, as it hasnt reported a new case of polio in the last twelve months.
Congratulations to Rotary, and to the other international agencies involved, for
their valiant and persistent efforts and for a job well done. And kudos also to
Montecito Rotary, for its participation in a noble endeavor. Only three countries
are left: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria.
Turning Over A New Lieff
Erstwhile MJ columnist and
inveterate letter writer Carole Lieff
has announced she will be filing
papers soon in order to qualify as
a candidate to run against Salud
Carbajal as Santa Barbara County
First District Supervisor. My
Campaign slogans, says Ms Lieff,
are Lets Turn a New Lieff and
Lieff for the Leap Year.
The reason I am running, she
adds, is to give my opponent an
opportunity to explain himself. I
have been stonewalled and have
written correspondence proving
this by [SB County CEO] Chandra
Waller, [Auditor-Controller] Bob
Geis, Das Williams, Eric Fried, Salud Carbajal, Lois Capps, Janet Wolf and
others, for a year in my attempts to get access to detailed Public Records on
County finances. I am often forwarded corrupt files from the County that one
cannot open on a computer.
If we dont get new leadership, Lieff continues, Santa Barbara County
heads towards financial Armageddon. Our County currently has a defi-
cit of over two billion dollars in unfunded pensions alone.
Heres hoping Ms Lieff becomes a serious candidate, as there are many issues
worth discussing out-of-control public-union pensions, for example that will
probably never be addressed if Mr. Carbajal faces no competition between now
and November.

Late Breaking Charity Alert
A musical fundraiser benefit for Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Santa
Barbara Navy League has been scheduled to take place at SOhO (1221 State
Street, upstairs) on Sunday, January 15. The event will be emceed by Chris
Mitchum and will feature roots-blues music by the Stiff Pickle Orchestra, the
lyric Stratocaster sounds of Monty Cole and EL34 and the rock-reggae rhythms
of the Delta Martinis. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, music is scheduled to begin
at 7 pm and will continue until at least 11 pm, probably later. Cost is only $20
at the door and we urge you to attend and to donate to an excellent cause. You
can call 805-962-7776 for more information.
Mike Moses Charity Poker Event
Beginning this week, anyone interested in helping firefighter Mike Moses, a
26-year vet and Rincon Hill resident of Carpinteria who has developed multiple
myeloma, will be able to purchase $10 raffle tickets online. Bob Kendall, who
is heading up this years fundraising effort advises us that they have already
filled several tables for the $75 Hold Em Poker Tournament featuring 50, 40,
and a 32 LCD television sets as 1
, 2
, and 3
place prizes. There are still sev-
eral seats available, so its not too late Bob says, adding that hes pretty sure
theyll sell out, and says people shouldnt wait too long to sign up.
There are also plenty of $25 food-and-drink tickets available. The event is
scheduled for Sunday January 29 at the Carriage Museum, 129 Castillo Street.
The BBQ begins at high noon; the poker tourney begins at 2 pm sharp. This
year (last year was the first fundraiser held for Mike), prizes include an iPad2,
a $600 gift card to, and a Specialized 29er Mountain Bike. You can
sign up online at MJ
by James Buckley
Carole Lieff (right) seen here with Theresa Kerry
during a 2004 Presidential Fundraiser in Montecito
prepares to throw her headpiece into race for First
District Supervisor
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t was a family invitation
Montecitos Marvin Bauer
couldnt resist, although it was
a most circuitous route to watch a
football game taking place just 100
miles away in Pasadena.
Marvin, a former California dep-
uty attorney general, was offered a
ticket to fly 2,015 miles to Minnesota
to join his son Andrew, an analyst
based in Minneapolis, and stepson,
Tad Dahlke, a mortgage banker in
Westlake, to watch the Rose Bowl.
It was one of the most hotly
contested bowl games ever, says
Marvin, a graduate of the University
of Wisconsin, which was playing the
University of Oregon, where Andrew
It was also a victory for romance,
as Andrew had just gotten engaged
to Abby Dornbusch, a food analyst
for the international conglomerate,
It really was a total surprise, says
Marvin, 70, who, with his wife, Gray,
likes nothing better than zooming off
on their motorbike to international
destinations so he can indulge in high-
flying exploits like bungee jumping
and parachuting.
Andrew and Tad thought it would
be a nice present, so we could watch it
at the local sports tavern, Kiermans,
and root for the opposing teams. The
place was absolutely packed with
more than three hundred people.
At the end of the first quarter it
was 14-14 and at half time the score
was still neck and neck 28-28, one of
the closest Rose Bowl games ever, but
the Oregon Ducks eventually got the
edge winning 45-38, the highest score
in the events one hundred and ten
year history.
Given Wisconsins team is known
as the Badgers, you could say we got
badgered to death! We also lost in the
Rose Bowl last year to Texas Christian
Universitys Horned Frogs, which
was also a very close game, with just
two points between them.
Marvin, who was back in our rar-
efied enclave just 24 hours after the
event, said it was all very emotional
for him, particularly meeting his pro-
spective daughter-in-law for the first
Andrew gave her his grandmoth-
ers ring, he explained.
A gem of a match, indeed...
Third Times the Charm?
My congratulations to Drew
Barrymore, who is set to embark upon
her third walk down the aisle after
getting engaged to art consultant and
society scion Will Kopelman.
The 36-year-old actress, who lives
just a tiaras toss or two from my cot-
tage, said Yes! after Kopelman, the
son of former Chanel honcho, Arie
Kopelman, popped the question with
a four carat diamond ring in Sun
Valley, Idaho, over the holidays.
The Going The Distance star, who
has been married twice before, first
stepped out with her fianc two years
ago, but split before reuniting eleven
months ago.
The former E.T. star, who bought
her $5.7 million Montecito manse next
to Law & Order mega producer, Dick
Wolf a five bedroom, six bathroom
6,000-square-foot 1937 colonial house
on two-plus acres , exactly a year
ago, as I exclusively reported in this
illustrious organ, has not had much
luck in the marriage stakes thus far.
Drew married Welsh bar owner
Jeremy Thomas in 1994, but split just
a month later.
Her second marriage was similarly
short-lived. After tying the knot with
comic Tom Green in 2011, it was all
over just five months later.
Some of her more recent squeezes
include Justin Long and The Strokes
Marvins Memorable
Minneapolis Moment
Monte ito
by Richard Mineards
Richard covered the Royal Family for Britains Daily Mirror and Daily Mail before moving to New York
to write for Rupert Murdochs newly launched Star magazine in 1978; Richard later wrote for New York
magazines Intelligencer. He continues to make regular appearances on CBS, ABC, and CNN, and
moved to Montecito four years ago.
Marvin Bauer with his son Andrew and future
daughter-in-law, Abby Dornbusch, watching the
Rose Bowl game in Minneapolis
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Little Space Hogs
nclosed youll fnd photos I
took recently of two rather
small vehicles whose owners
apparently feel not only self-satisfed
that they are saving the planet
by riding around in sustainable
transport vehicles but also that because
they have done the right thing, they
apparently feel they deserve the
privilege of extra space in exchange
for their sacrifce. Its not enough that
some of the extra-large SUVs, pickup
trucks, and Hummers make it almost
impossible to park next to them that
we now have to put up with this?
Please let your readers know that
taking up two parking spots as a
reward for ones self-esteem boost is
not only selfish, it is also inconsiderate
and borders on degenerate.
An Angry Parker
(Editors note: We all got a good laugh
out of the photos of these tiny terrors
taking up two parking spots. Our advice
is to somehow squeeze into one of the
spots, preferably on the drivers side of the
parked pygmy so that youll be able to get
out and the owner of the midget motorcar
will probably have to crawl in from the
passenger side in order to depart. J.B.)
Loved The Herter Story
I had the good fortune to pick up
your wonderful Journal while visit-
ing my recently relocated daughter in
Santa Barbara over the holidays.
Hattie Beresfords intriguing and
meticulously researched story of the
Herter family incorporated regional
history with international art histori-
cal background that resonated with
my own childhood.
Growing up in Wilmington,
Delaware, it was always a pleasure
to visit the Delaware Art Museums
Pre-Raphaelite paintings based on the
collection of textile magnate Samuel
Bancroft (senior to your Mary Miles
Herter by 25 years). His passion
began with the work of Dante Gabriel
Rossetti (1828-1882) and ended only
with his own death in 1915, just two
years after Mary passed away. His
close ties with offspring of the Pre-
Raphaelite Brotherhood have me
wondering if Mr. Bancroft ever met
the Aesthetic movements Mrs. Herter
or her renowned artist son Albert.
All these connections came full cir-
cle for me while attending Midnight
Mass at the Santa Barbara Mission and
hearing its choir perform Christina
Rossettis 1885 poem Love Came Down
At Christmas.
I look forward to Part II of Ms.
Beresfords story of the Herters. Even
better, I can read Montecito Journal
online and follow you on Facebook.
Donata Lewandowski Guerra
Cary, North Carolina
More Questions
Thanks for Bob Hazards Editors
note (Re-Figuring In Order MJ
# 18/1) clarifying the assumptions
used in his original editorial, How
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the back of Vons
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Yield effective 12/30/2011, subject to availability. Yield and market value may fluctuate if
sold prior to maturity and the amount you receive from the sale of these securities may be less
than, equal to, or more than the amount originally invested. Bond investments are subject to
interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds can decrease and the
investor can lose principal value. Any bond called prior to maturity results in reinvestment
risk for the owner of the bond. May be subject to alternative minimum tax. Municipal bonds
may have original issue discount.
Some of the available issues of bonds are callable. Contact your local Edward Jones financial
advisor for more information about maturity dates and applicable call provisions.
4.00% TO 5.50%
To invest in tax-free bonds, call or visit your local
financial advisor today.
Tax-Free Municipal Bonds Member SIPC
Joseph M Kirkland
Financial Advisor
1230 Coast Village Circle
Suite A
Montecito, CA 93108
Yield effective 12/30/2011, subject to availability. Yield and market value may fluctuate if
sold prior to maturity and the amount you receive from the sale of these securities may be less
than, equal to, or more than the amount originally invested. Bond investments are subject to
interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds can decrease and the
investor can lose principal value. Any bond called prior to maturity results in reinvestment
risk for the owner of the bond. May be subject to alternative minimum tax. Municipal bonds
may have original issue discount.
Some of the available issues of bonds are callable. Contact your local Edward Jones financial
advisor for more information about maturity dates and applicable call provisions.
4.00% TO 5.50%
To invest in tax-free bonds, call or visit your local
financial advisor today.
Tax-Free Municipal Bonds Member SIPC
Joseph M Kirkland
Financial Advisor
1230 Coast Village Circle
Suite A
Montecito, CA 93108
Yield effective 12/30/2011, subject to availability. Yield and market value may fluctuate if
sold prior to maturity and the amount you receive from the sale of these securities may be less
than, equal to, or more than the amount originally invested. Bond investments are subject to
interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds can decrease and the
investor can lose principal value. Any bond called prior to maturity results in reinvestment
risk for the owner of the bond. May be subject to alternative minimum tax. Municipal bonds
may have original issue discount.
Some of the available issues of bonds are callable. Contact your local Edward Jones financial
advisor for more information about maturity dates and applicable call provisions.
4.00% TO 5.50%
the Rich Become the Poor, to esti-
mate the impact of the Affordable
Care Act on his friends snowboard-
ing resort in Colorado. It is always
a challenge for business owners to
adjust to new regulations. From the
information Mr. Hazard provided,
I expect that, if all other financial
aspects of this business remain via-
ble, this new requirement will not
sink this enterprise.
The larger question is, why is the
Affordable Care Act important for
our country? Since we are the only
wealthy country without universal
healthcare coverage, we are all at
risk of becoming impoverished by a
personal health crisis. By providing
guaranteed coverage for people with
pre-existing conditions, this legisla-
tion will reduce our risk of becoming
poor due to illness. This is just one
simple example of the many benefits
this legislation will provide for indi-
viduals and businesses.
John D. Kelley
Santa Barbara
(Editors note: We fully agree that peo-
ple with pre-existing conditions need to
be handled somehow without bankrupting
them, but the so-called Affordable Care
Act will simply bankrupt all taxpayers
and eventually the nation if and when it
is put into full effect. We are for finding
workable free-market solutions. J.B.)
Downton Abbey
Game On!
For those of you who have
become addicted to Masterpiece
Theaters Downton Abbey on PBS,
Season Two premiered last Sunday,
8 January.
For those who missed the first
season, I suggest recording these
episodes and going to and
buying the DVD of the British ver-
sion of the first season to become
acquainted with the background
story and the characters from the
very beginning.
Having told the creator-writer, my
old friend Julian Fellowes, at a din-
ner he gave at the Four Seasons LA
before the Emmys that he didnt
stand a chance in hell of winning
because not enough people watch
PBS, he won four Emmys and swept
away the competition, so Im eat-
ing humble pie and giving you all a
heads up not to miss this wonderful
period drama.
Enjoy, and escape to another world
for just a while,
Corinna Gordon
Santa Barbara
(Editors note: Corinna Gordon Jewelry
is now available at Atelier, 1187 Coast
Village Road)
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science principles. Be captivated by the
principles of motion or gravity as they are
explained in an interactive, entertaining
way. Young scientists ages three and up
will delight in this look at science.
When: 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Where: Montecito Library,
1469 East Valley Road
Maritime Museum Lecture
Diver, author, and Ventura County native
Richard Slater visits the Santa Barbara
Maritime Museum to give a talk titled, Views
from the Conning Tower. Slater is the
Guiness Book of World Records champion
for free diving, and will share stories, speak
about the dangers of free diving, and hold a
question and answer session.
When: 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: 113 Harbor Way, Suite 190
Cost: Free for members,
$5 for non-members
Info: or 962-8404, x115
Screenplay Workshop
Write a compelling script thats impossible
to stop reading, vividly cinematic, properly
formatted, and realistically produce-able.
This beginning screenwriting course will
help guide you in creating characters,
building plots, shaping scenes, sharpening
dialogue, and, give you assistance with
writing a winning treatment. Whether you
seek to write big Hollywood movies or low-
budget Indies, this course will show you
what it takes to get in the screenplay game.
When: 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Montecito Library,
1469 East Valley Road
Info: 969-5063
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 MJ
Where: Across from the Santa Barbara
Info: Bud Jones, 687-8486
Roses in January
Roses in January? Yes, you should be
thinking of roses in January if you want
those beautiful blooms and rich perfumes
next spring. Whether you have never
grown roses before, or you want to spark
up an established garden, this UCCE
Master Gardener workshop is for you.
Get tips on how to choose the right roses
for your style and the right care for your
roses good health. Roses dont have to be
diffcult and they dont have to be water
wasters. This free workshop will give you
all the details you need to start a new rose
garden or revive your established one.
When: 10 am to 11:30 am
Where: Montecito Library,
1469 East Valley Road
Info: 969-5063
Concert for a Cause
Emceed by Christopher Mitchum,
SOhO hosts a Night of Guitars: Rock,
Reggae & Jazz Extravaganza: Veterans
Beneft. The event features three bands
Stiff Pickle Orchestra, Delta Martinis,
and Monty Cole and EL34 and proceeds
from the evening will be equally divided
between Paralyzed Veterans of America
and the Santa Barbara Navy League.
When: 6:30 to 11 pm
Where: 1221 State Street
Cost: $20
Info: 637-4702, for optional dinner
reservations call 962-7776
Silly Science at Montecito Library
Engage in scientifc discovery! Professor
Wisenheimer and his Silly Science Show
bring laughter to the learning of basic
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
Montecitos residents with the guidance
and support of the Montecito Fire, Water
and Sanitary Districts. This month: fooding
and winter weather preparedness.
When: 10 am
Where: Montecito Fire Station,
595 San Ysidro Road
Info: Geri, 969-2537
Food Drive at MUS
To beneft Unity Shoppe, donations can
be left in the schools parking lot. Items
needed include baby food, cereal, pasta,
peanut butter, rice, soup and canned
Where: 385 San Ysidro Road
Discussion Group
A group gathers to discuss The New Yorker
When: 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: Montecito Library,
1469 East Valley Road
(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, Jan 12 4:54 AM 1.9 10:52 AM 5.3 05:41 PM -0.3
Fri, Jan 13 12:20 AM 4.4 5:51 AM 1.9 11:40 AM 4.7 06:18 PM 0.1
Sat, Jan 14 1:04 AM 4.6 7:03 AM 1.8 12:40 PM 3.9 06:59 PM 0.7
Sun, Jan 15 1:55 AM 4.8 8:31 AM 1.6 02:02 PM 3.2 07:47 PM 1.2
Mon, Jan 16 2:55 AM 5 10:08 AM 1.1 03:56 PM 2.8 08:50 PM 1.8
Tues, Jan 17 3:59 AM 5.3 11:30 AM 0.4 05:47 PM 2.9 010:07 PM 2.1
Wed, Jan 18 5:02 AM 5.6 12:32 PM -0.3 07:02 PM 3.2 011:23 PM 2.2
Thurs, Jan 19 6:00 AM 6 01:22 PM -0.8 07:55 PM 3.5
Fri, Jan 20 12:28 AM 2.1 6:52 AM 6.3 02:06 PM -1.2 08:37 PM 3.8

American Wine Society Tasting
The local chapter of the American Wine Society
will present the frst of a series of events planned
for 2012. Exploring Picky Pinot Noir will take
place at Pierre Lafond Montecito Wine Bistro.
America Wine Society is bringing a special
guest for the occasion, Mike Sinor, the
winemaker at Sinor-Lavallee and the founding
member of the World of Pinot Noir, an annual
event that takes place in Shell Beach.
Participants will be able to sample up to six
Pinot Noirs from a variety of Pinot Noir regions
including Oregon, California, and New
Zealand. Pierre Lafonds chef will prepare an
assortment of appetizers that bring out the
nuances of the Pinot Noir grape.
When: 6 pm to 8:30 pm Where: 516 San
Ysidro Road Cost: $30 for members,
$40 for non-members Tickets:
Montecito Trails Foundation
Annual Meeting
Members and others interested in local trails
and trail issues are invited to the annual
meeting, which includes hearty appetizers
and refreshments. The foundation will elect
2012 offcers and update the public on
Franklin Trail and Cold Spring Trail.
When: Wednesday, January 25,
5 pm to 7 pm
Where: Hill/Carrillo Adobe,
15 East Carrillo Street
Reservations: 568-0833
Ojai Peddlers Fair
The 28th Annual Ojai Peddlers Fair is held
rain or shine, and is chockfull of quality
antiques, collectibles, handcrafts and
international crafts. This is a beneft for the
Mira Monte PTO. Vendors are sought.
When: 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday and
Sunday, January 14 & 15
Where: Chaparral Auditorium at
414 E. Ojai Avenue
Info: Pat, 964-8915
Annual Rose Pruning
Every January there is a community-wide
effort to prune the 1,600 rose bushes in
the A.C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden
across from the Santa Barbara Mission in
preparation for the new blooming season.
Work begins around 8 am and members
of the Santa Barbara Rose Society will be
giving pruning demonstrations beginning
at 9 am to help tutor inexperienced
volunteers. This is a great way to learn
how to prune the roses in your yard by
practicing your skills at the rose garden,
then going home to do the same. Bring
tools if you have them.
When: 8 am to 2 pm
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t the Montecito Associations
annual meeting, president
Dick Nordlund outlined some
of the Associations accomplishments
from 2011, including the launching of
a community wide website and portal
last month. The Association also
hosted a homeowners group at San
Ysidro Ranch in which 22 different
local homeowners groups were
represented; First District Supervisor
Salud Carbajal and representatives
from Montecito Planning Commission
and Montecito Board of Architectural
Review were also in attendance.
Nordlund said one of the
Associations goals last year was to
increase membership; 60 new mem-
bers joined in 2011. He reminded
the board of MAs successful annual
events, including the Village Fourth
parade and Beautification Day. Our
goal this year is to get on top of
upcoming issues affecting Montecito.
We are hoping to have a great 2012,
he said.
The annual meeting saw the
appointment of two new board mem-
bers: Dorinne Lee Johnson and Ted
Urschel. Two other board members,
Lou Weider and Elisa Atwill, have
retired. Weider was not in attendance
at the meeting. Nordlund thanked Ms
Atwill, pointing out she had been on
the board since 2006, and will con-
tinue to be on the history committee.
We are sorry to see you go, he said.
Incumbent board members who were
re-elected include Tom Bollay, Tom
Kern, Nordlund, and Monica Brock
Hot Springs Latest
During the monthly MA meeting,
audience member Woody Jackson
asked the board to request that
Montecito Water District not alter its
current water rights to acreage con-
tained in the Hot Springs Canyon
property. The Santa Barbara Land
Trust raised the money to purchase
the 462-property late last year, with
the intent to give the land to the Forest
Service for maintenance. Montecito
Water District holds the rights to
water on the property, and until some
easement issues are worked out, the
Forest Service will not take over the
land. Mr. Jackson explained that if
MWD relinquishes the water rights,
any hope for using the natural hot
springs for therapeutic purposes will
be lost. Jackson said the hot springs
water aids in arthritis treatment and
has many health benefits.
Land Trust executive director
Michael Feeney told us earlier that all
parties involved MWD, the Forest
Service, and the Land Trust are work-
ing hard to come to a solution that is
practical. Back in 1995, MWD entered
into a contract with the owners of the
property, which gave them access to
a ground well and water rights. The
Forest Service, according to Feeney, is
supportive of acquiring the property
in order to keep it undeveloped, but
per federal regulations will not agree to
take the property with the current water
contract in place. We are trying to
come up with an alternative easement
with different terms that are acceptable
to everyone, he said. The well, which
is not developed, would allow access to
one half of one percent of Montecitos
water if MWD chose to lay the infra-
structure to access the ground water.
Feeney says progress has been made
on the negotiations; the Land Trust,
Forest Service and MWD are currently
in talks. The deadline to purchase the
property is February 22, and Feeney
says he is hopeful it will happen.
Fire Station 3 & Break-in Breakup
Montecito Fire Chief Kevin Wallace
I would like to thank all
of our customers and
friends for their support
and friendship.
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Montecito Association Annual Meeting
Village Beat
by Kelly Mahan

Ted Urschel and
Dorinne Lee
Johnson are the
newest Montecito
Association board
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 13
reported Fire Station 3 is moving
along. On Monday, the station, to
be located on the east side of East
Valley Road, was in front of MBAR for
conceptual review. While there were
no significant requested adjustments
to architecture, MBAR did question
the need for the eastern driveway to
be directly across from the driveway
belonging to the residence across the
street. MBAR asked that MFPD look
into the placement further, or provide
a letter from Caltrans, which states
why the driveway needs to be located
there. A draft EIR on the project is out
for review; public comments can be
made at the next MFPD board meet-
ing on January 17. The site of the new
fire station is located at 2500 East
Valley Road.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff
Lieutenant Kelly Moore reported
that several men are in custody for
a rash of recent vehicle break-ins in
Summerland and Montecito.
Local Schools
Cold Spring School Superintendent
Tricia Price reported that she will
meet with Supervisor Carbajal later
this month to discuss how to make
walking to the school safer for kids.
In addition to a Safe Routes to School
path that has yet to be built, there are
several other danger areas, includ-
ing the Barker Pass area, that need to
be addressed.
Montecito Union Superintendent
Tammy Murphy reminded the board
of the upcoming grand opening of the
pathway on San Ysidro Road. We
hope our neighbors will understand
how appreciative we are, she said.
Land Use Latest
Land Use Chair Dave Kent
reported on a proposed project on
Hot Springs Road that the Land
Use Committee will discuss at its
February meeting. The project con-
sists of a 9,000-sq-ft, two-story home
with 6,600 sq ft of basement space,
including a 6-car garage. The prop-
erty is 3.13 acres, and the proposed
home exceeds FAR (Floor Area
Ratio) regulations. The owners hope
to demolish the current home on the
property, which is about half the size
of the proposed project.
Board Appointments
The Board approved Tom Kern
as Treasurer, Ms Brock Peterson for
Secretary, Mr. Kent for Second Vice
President, Bob Short for First Vice
President, and Mr. Nordlund as
The next Montecito Association
Board Meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, February 14 at 4 pm.
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Westmonts 5x5
Director of the Westmont Museum of Art Judy Larson with artist Tom Mielko at the popular opening of
the 5x5 exhibit
he only art museum in
Montecito is located on
Westmonts campus, and this
season has been the celebration of
its grand opening. The frst event at
the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum
of Art was the ChanSchatz show
and the second was titled, 5x5: An
For months, director Judy Larson,
Ph.D. and her team searched the
nation for artists and personalities
to invite. In the end an astonishing
425 artists from here and around the
United States submitted 529 works.
Each participant received a 5-inch
by 5-inch square of paper and a
return envelope. There were paint-
ings, prints, photographs, sculptures
and collages, all on sale as a mini
Some of the artists included
Christo, Carol Burnett, Susan
Tibbles, John Baldessari, Charles
Arnoldi, Robert Mangold, and
Lynn Aldrich. Local artists includ-
ed T.C. Boyle, Tom Mielko, Laurie
MacMillan, former Westmont grads
and faculty, plus many more.
It was elbow-to-elbow pandemo-
nium as we all tried to view the
works. If you were interested in buy-
ing one, you had to go to a computer
and submit the minimum posted bid
running from $15 to $50. Bidding
went on for 15 days until the show
As for future events at the muse-
um, the new year will bring a video
installation titled Continuum, fea-
turing an original choreographed
dance by Erlyne Whiteman of the
Westmont Dance Department. Next
will be two paired exhibitions the
first featuring Mexican prints from
the 1920s through the 1960s from the
collection of Gil and Marti Garcia.
The other is a retrospective of Rafael
Perea de la Cabada, a Mexican-
American artist whose works inter-
pret Mexican culture and politics.
So check out this new cultural addi-
tion to our fair village of Montecito.
You can call director Judy Larson at
565-6161 for times and dates or email
A Brand New Year
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Communications-Santa Barbara
(AWC-SB) is a national organiza-
tion founded in 1909 that represents
women in all fields of the commu-
nications industry including mar-
keting, public relations, broadcast-
ing, publishing, editorial, graphic
design, photography, online media
and corporate communications.
Santa Barbaras chapter is five years
old and it is the only one on the west
They had their annual holiday
party at the Canary Hotel with
the theme of A Brand New Year.
The program chair Karen OHara
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Vice president of the SBF philanthropic services Jan Campbell, executive director of CASA Kim Davis and
membership chair of WFNSBC Judy Markline at the Brand New Year event
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 16 The Voice of the Village
members and guests and everyone
was asked to make a donation to the
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.
Past National President and local
lady Patty DeDominic (founder of
this chapter) installed the 2012 offi-
cers: president Diana Bull, president-
elect Judy Pirkowitsch, vice-president
Suzanne McNeely, secretary Teri
McDuffie, and treasurer Karen Mora.
Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards
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Knight of Pascucci Restaurant,
Caroline McDougall of Teeccino Caff,
Patty DeDominic of DeDominic &
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Thanks went to outgoing president
Maeda Palius. The new president com-
plimented executive director Cathy
Feldman, saying, She is the glue of
our organization. Cathy will be mov-
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NAWBO Holiday Party
The National Association of Women
Business Owners (NAWBO) held their
annual holiday party and installa-
tion of officers event at Birnam Wood
Country Club. Its always a treat to see
their exceptional Christmas decora-
tions, especially the tree in the lobby
decorated in white and silver with
icicles hanging everywhere. A frosty
NAWBO promised networking, fin-
ger foods, wine, door prizes, live music
and good cheer and they did not dis-
appoint. The network mixer was for
Chair of WFNSBC
Jennifer Mills with
Martha Harmon,
senior vice presi-
dent of the SBF, at
the annual holiday
NAWBO vice president Suzanne McNeely, treasurer Karen Mora, past president Maeda Palius, president
Diana Bull, secretary Teri McDuffie and president elect Judy Pirkowitsch at the holiday party at Birnam
Past National President of NAWBO Patty DeDominic, emcee Melanie Doctors and sponsor Lynda
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More On ray
Bravo! Ray Winn is, was, and con-
tinues to be a total hero as an animal
advocate. The only humane thing to
do with that coyote (Rays Ramblings,
Nuclear Coyotes MJ # 17/51) was
put her out of her misery. (What?
Better to leave her to die of thirst and
heat with her dead pup?) I hope I am
put out of my misery should I find
myself in that place.
I think it takes great bravery and
commitment to do what he did. And
even more to write about it... and to
describe it so graphically. Ray did the
right thing then, and again by writing
about it as he did.
I believe that when people read
this... if they find themselves in a
situation where an animal is in dire
straits, with no possibility of surviv-
al, this article will help them to decide
what should be done.
Mr. Winn is a very visible and
involved supporter in our community
of animal rescue, animal adoption, and
pet welfare, such as Shirley Jensens
DAWG, the County Animal Shelter,
Paws, the cat groups, all the groups
that volunteer to help and care for
the enormous overpopulation of dogs
and cats (which continues unabated).
Applaud what he did and what he
stands for.
Mrs. Carol M. K-R is wrong-hearted
and directed at the wrong person.
Too bad. Keep publishing stuff that
at least has a name attached (as you
know; I do not support anonymous
posts), but we can agree to disagree.
I love the Journal, and your heart is
so in the right place. Bravo!
Bravo to Mr. Winn too.
Penelope Bianchi
(Editors note: Sometimes, however,
anonymity is the only way people can let
off steam (see Little Space Hogs above)
without putting themselves in harms
way TLB)
Moved By rays Article
The article by Mr. Winn was indeed
a moving piece. I know I would nei-
ther have had the courage to end the
poor animals life, which was certainly
doomed, nor the courage to bare my
soul. I am a better person for reading
the piece, and the world is better for
hearing it. I also lived in that time peri-
od, and understand that if it wasnt for
people like Mr. Winn and others who
did the hard work, most of Europe,
and perhaps we in the U.S., would be
speaking Russian. Please solicit more
from him. If this was just one article,
Montecito received a gift; if there is
more to come, then it is a blessing.
What great writing and soul searching!
Kind regards,
John D. Davidson,
Moving soon to Montecito from
Salt Lake City
Booster Blues
How can our County Health
Department now require that children
over the age of eight who are not 4 9
tall use car seats or booster seats while
our County fails to provide even the
simplest seat belt for children riding
to and from schools in school buses?
Having seen my daughter descend
from her elementary school bus with a
black eye due to a school bus accident,
I am disgusted by the hypocrisy.
Diane G. Armstrong, Ph.D.
Santa Barbara
(Editors note: Were with you on this
one. Perhaps some bright car manufactur-
er will at least figure out how to include
a booster seat in the construction of the
back seat. TLB)
BS Detector Activated
Richard: Youre stating that Katy
Perry was married within her parents
church (Montecito Miscellany MJ #
18/1)? I couldnt find any evidence of
that. News to me.
And then that her parents Protestant
church discourages divorce?
Richard my dear man, Protestant
churches were born of divorce: i.e.
Henry VIIIs.
Continuing... and Katy is so consid-
erate of religion that she dare not be
the one to file for divorce? Thus mak-
ing Russell the uncouth monster who
dared file?
Richard, this is sheer BS of the cheap
kind. It wont hold up in Montecito. Katy
grew up in a really strict household and
now shes well on her way to becoming
a garden hoe to make up for lost time.
Why else would she be doing risqu
videos and hanging with Rihanna?
Matt McLaughlin
Santa Barbara
(Columnists note: They were married
in India. As to the divorce, I stated it
had been reported that Brand filed first,
given Katy did not want to upset her
minister parents. As to Henry VIII, I am
well aware of the history of the libidinous
Tudor! Richard Mineards)
Feeling Better Now?
How does it make you feel that the
guy you voted for as President now
makes you the centerpiece of his war
on class?
How does it make you feel that the
guy you voted for as President now
complains, daily, that you are not pay-
ing your fair share of taxes?
How does it make you feel that the
guy you voted for as President now
wants your money for his redistribu-
tion scheme?
How does it make you feel that the
guy you voted for as President now
identifies you as a major part of this
countrys economic problems?
How does it make you feel that
the guy you voted for as President
now takes us out of Bushs ditch and
propels us on a spending path to the
center of the earth?
How does it make you feel that the
guy you voted for as President now
singles you out, exclusively, for a tax
increase in his balanced approach to
our economic survival?
How does it make you feel that the
guy you voted for as President now
acts like he is not part of your group?
How does it make you feel that the
guy you voted for as President now
blames you, Congress, Republicans,
Tea Partiers, Fox News, the Japanese
earthquake, European economic uncer-
tainty, and of course, George W. Bush,
for our countrys economic downturn?
How does it make you feel?
I wouldnt know, I didnt vote for
the guy, and Im not going to vote for
him this time either.
Don Michel
Montecito MJ
LETTErS (Continued from page 9)
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 18 The Voice of the Village
hristina Allisons latest project,
Up Mussolinis Nose, is a serious
two-act comedy, based on fve
years of research with a lot of poetic
license. It will launch on Sunday,
January 15 at 2 pm at Center Stage
Theater. The inspiration that put me
on the scent of this good story was the
analogy made between Berlusconis
many plastic surgeries and the fact
that an Irishwoman shot Mussolini on
the nose, explains Christina. I found
this amusing and intriguing.
History tells that Benito Mussolini,
having just met with an international
congress of surgeons, was shot by
Violet Gibson daughter of Irelands
Baron Ashbourne on April 7, 1926,
as he was walking toward his black
Lancia in the Piazza del Campidoglio,
Rome. Although he dismissed what
had happened as a mere trifle, the
incident and what happened to Violet
has left much to the minds of con-
spiracy theorists and other would-be
Giving her own slant to the story,
Christina quips, ...everyone con-
nected with the case is just a little bit
bonkers! While I usually turn every-
thing into a comedy, there are still
two questions left unanswered: One,
while Violet was definitely mentally
disturbed, was this condition used by
anarchists or others hoping to bring
down Mussolini and two, why did
the British Government do everything
they could so the Italians could not
hold a trial? It's up to speculation.
The cast of nine has Christina as both
Violet and Lady Bolton to Charles
de LArbres Mussolini. Charles
doubles as Lord Ashbourne. Devin
Scott directs and has a cameo as Lord
Ashbourne II. The remaining roles are
played by Leslie Gangl Howe, Rudy
Willrich, Robert Lesser, Rich Hoag,
David Brainard and Erwin Appel.
Passionate about getting people
to read, Christinas written works
include Renaldo and The Early Bird
Special, which debuted at Speaking of
Stories this past weekend, The Canary
of Wild Irish Women, which was pre-
sented here and in New York, and
If Only, which won an Excellence in
Writing award at the Santa Barbara
Writers Conference in 2006.
Born in Brooklyn to Irish parents,
both of whom played instruments and
sang, Christina feels she inherited her
talent. According to her mother, when
Christina was born she came out sing-
ing, Let Me Entertain You! Her career
in acting started when she was eight
years old, and she started singing at
twelve. One of thirty high school stu-
dents awarded the Rockefeller Grant
to study opera abroad, she attend-
ed the Munich Musik Hochschule for
a year and then went to Italy on a
further grant. She stayed in Europe
for a 17-year opera career, performing
mostly in Germany, Austria, Italy and
Switzerland. Her favorite roles were
Madama Butterfly and Tosca. She was
on a tour of America when she met
her husband, ...a true Californian. We
fell in love, married and I remained in
the States singing and acting, and later
we relocated to Montecito. The rest,
is her-story. MJ
Christina Allison at Peabodys making last minute
notes to her latest project, Up Mussolinis Nose,
which premieres Sunday at Center Stage Theater

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12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 19
Len Jarrott, MBA, CCIM
Robert Gates
Secretary of Defense 2006-11
Friday, March 2, 2012, 7-9 a.m. Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort
$125: Full breakfast; main ballroom; hear the speaker in person
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of both parties and as secretary of defense under Barack
Obama and George W. Bush through two wars, Iraq and
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Conversations About Things That Matter
Make the Library Part of 2012
Library Corner
by Jody Thomas
Jody Thomas is the
Montecito Branch
Library Supervisor
s the New Year begins, we
fnd ourselves looking at fresh
starts and casting an eye to
discarding old habits. Some of the top
ten resolutions made at the frst of the
year are to lose weight and become
ftter, spend more time with friends and
family, get out of debt, learn something
new, get organized and help others. If
these are some of the things on your
list, the library can be part of your
plan. Certainly the library can help you
spend less money on entertainment,
and reading books or watching movies
together translates into good family
time. The library has lots of DVDs
and books that can help you learn
something new. We also have computer
tutoring, adult literacy tutoring and
lots of programs designed to educate
and illuminate many subjects.
January Events
This Saturday, January 14, from 10
am to 11:30 am, the University of
California Master Gardeners are pre-
senting information about rose care
at the Montecito Library. This is the
time of year to work on your roses in
order to ensure beautiful blooms in
the spring. Topics will include recom-
mendations of the best types of roses
for our climate, landscaping, planting
and care of old roses. This will be lim-
ited to the first 50 participants.
The following Saturday, January 21,
we begin an eight week course in
screenwriting. This is offered from
1 pm to 3 pm and pre-registration
is suggested. Just call the branch at
969-5063. As with all of our library
programs, there is no charge to partici-
pate. Also on Saturday, January 21, the
Junior League is hosting an Elephant
and Piggie Party based on the beloved
books by Mo Willems. There will be
story reading and a photo booth from
the Open Air Photobooth Company
for children to have their pictures
taken, along with crafts to do and
take home afterward. Lots of fun for
younger children!
Another activity for children this
month is Silly Science, an event at the
library on Thursday, January 19 at 4
pm. Engage in scientific discovery!
Professor Wisenheimer and his Silly
Science Show bring laughter to the
learning of basic science principles. Be
captivated by the principles of motion
or gravity as they are explained in an
interactive, entertaining way. Young
scientists ages three and up will
delight in this look at science.
Our twice-monthly Wednesday
night book group will begin discuss-
ing Codependent No More by Melody
Beattie. The book group meets the
second and fourth Wednesdays at 7
pm. Our lively Thursday night New
Yorker Magazine discussion continues
this week at 7:30 pm. If you are a fan
of the New Yorker Magazine, this is for
We have so much to be grateful for:
beautiful sunny days in January, the
Pacific Ocean at our feet and lots of
good books to read. As Rainer Maria
Rilke said, And now we welcome the
new year, full of things that have never
been. Happy New Year and happy
reading, everybody. MJ
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie is this
months selection for Montecito Librarys book
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12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 20 The Voice of the Village
nce upon a time, many moons
ago, my wife and I secretly
huddled around our dinner
table with a dozen freshly sharpened
number two pencils stuffed into our
respective pocket protectors, a new
pad of graph paper straight from tenth
grade trig spread out before us and
Wendis ancient Texas Instruments
calculator (from SBCC statistics) at the
ready. And we rolled up our sleeves.
And we dug in.
We roughed up some numbers,
baby, and came up with a budget a
very vague and ambiguous and nebu-
lous budget for our travels.
This was groundbreaking for us,
frankly. We never really had a bud-
get before then. Sure, we were finan-
cially responsible to a degree, fund-
ing IRAs and 401(k)s for ourselves
and 529 plans for the kids. We had
(and have) no debt beyond some left
over law school excesses. But despite
being pretty clean, we never thought
much about (seemingly dreadful)
budgeting. We just did our best to
live within our means and enjoy what
was a comfortable life for us.
It turns out that these are not hall-
marks of effective budgeters. So it is
perhaps not particularly surprising
that our late night number crunching
was basically a waste of time we
pretty much ignored the purported
budget from the word go.
It all started innocently enough.
A cute little farmhouse out in west
County Cork that was a bit more
expensive than the accommodation
numbers allowed. A comfortable
apartment on the Left Bank in Paris
(aristocratic) 7
Arrondissement. A
weeklong self-guided boat trip on the
canals in Burgundy.
A few indulgences, if you will all
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Budget Crisis
by Matt Mazza
Lily and Kate order room service from their room at the J-Dub in Bangkok
Lily reads as
the Mazzas
spend a day
sailing with
friends from
Santa Barbara
Tirama in
Matt was a lawyer up until June 2011, when he closed up shop and left
Montecito with his wife and kids to travel around the world. Read his (and his
family's) full story in the newest edition of the Montecito Journal (glossy edition), on newsstands now.
LEAVING Page 294
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 21
marrying Roman after splitting up
with Russian tennis ace, Marat Safin,
all that has changed, of course.
A fact not lost on her husband, who
also happens to own the top British
soccer team, Chelsea, of which I was
an avid supporter when I lived in
London in the 70s...
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Former TV talk show titan Oprah
Winfreys struggling eponymous
cable TV network, OWN, just cel-
ebrated the first anniversary of its
launch by getting some of its best rat-
ings ever.
And for that she has to thank
Aerosmith rocker, Steve Tyler, whom
she interviewed on the premiere out-
ing for her new prime-time series
Oprahs Next Chapter, which pulled in
1.1 million viewers, catapulting OWN
into the top five of all cable networks.
The interview with the altar-bound
American Idol judge also scored a 1.1
rating in its target audience women
ages 25 to 54 year old during the 9
pm to 11 pm time slot. In that spot,
Oprah beat much bigger cable net-
works like MTV and A&E.
The premiere show marked a whop-
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I have healIng, prunIng, and
IrrIgatIon secrets that wIll
transform your garden Into a
source of unexpected beauty.
landscape maIntenance
& renovatIon
drummer Fabrizio Moretti.
She was engaged to Leland
Hayward when she was just 16, and
the following year was engaged to
musician Jamie Walters but neither
resulted in marriage.
Watch this space...
A List of A-Listers
Dasha Zhukova, the 30-year-old
wife of London-based Russian oli-
garch Roman Abramovich, ranked
at number 53 on the Forbes list of the
worlds wealthiest individuals with a
fortune of $13.4 billion from oil, steel
and mining, certainly knows how to
pick a husband.
The couple, who have a two-year-
old son, Aaron, just celebrated the
New Year together with a $5 mil-
lion bash at their $95 million sev-
en-acre hilltop beachside retreat at
Gouverneur Bay on the Caribbean
jet set island of St. Barts, with guests,
including Summerland-based direc-
tor, George Lucas, Rupert Murdoch,
Louis Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs,
Harvey Weinstein, Microsoft co-
founder Paul Allen, Tamara Mellon
and Jon Bon Jovi, who were enter-
tained by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Free-flowing Roederer Cristal and
Ruinart lubricated the pricey bash,
Abramovichs third such mega-event
on the island, where invitees stayed
on the 45-year-old tycoons $500 mil-
lion 533-foot yacht Eclipse, which
comes with two helipads, two swim-
ming pools and, even, a submarine, or
one of his smaller yachts, the 377-foot
Luna, which only has 40 crew, half the
number of the other vessel, considered
the biggest private yacht in the world.
But fashion designer and art gal-
lery owner Dasha, I discover, comes
from a relatively humble but extraor-
dinary background, holding a degree
from UCSB, while her mother, Elena,
a molecular biologist, was based at
She is very, very private, very
discreet, an acquaintance tells me.
Until a couple of years ago, she was
virtually unknown. Society pages rou-
tinely got her name wrong, but since
MISCELLANY (Continued from page 6)
Dasha Zhukova, wife of one of the worlds wealth-
iest men, a graduate of UCSB...
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 22 The Voice of the Village
as an actor, director and writer dur-
ing a conversation moderated by
Westmont theater arts professor
Mitchell Thomas on Friday, January
13, at 3:30 pm in Porter Theatre. The
talk is free and open to the public.
In Parenthood, Jaeger plays Joel
Graham, a stay-at-home father and
loyal husband. Jaeger, a graduate of
Otterbein University, a small, private,
liberal arts college in Westerville,
Ohio, also starred in ABCs Eli Stone.
Im looking forward to hearing
how his liberal arts education influ-
enced his professional journey as
an actor and film director, Thomas
says. We have a growing number of
Westmont students interested in pur-
suing careers in film and television,
and theyre highly interested in hear-
ing from professionals whove been
successful in a challenging industry.
On the big screen, Jaeger was in the
romantic comedy Catch and Release,
which included Jennifer Garner
and Kevin Smith. Jaegers other
movie credits include The Riverman
and Lucky Number Slevin with Bruce
Willis and Josh Hartnett.
His feature directorial debut, Take
Me Home, has been winning praise at
more than a dozen international film
festivals. Jaeger also wrote and stars
in the romantic comedy alongside
his wife, Amber, who won the Best
Acting in a Narrative Film award
at the Napa Valley Film Festival
in November. Take Me Home was
the Audience Award winner at the
Rhode Island International Film
Festival and the Boston Film Festival.
In December, Monterey Media, based
in Thousand Oaks, acquired the U.S.
rights and plans to release the film to
theaters this spring.
Mitchell Thomas, artist in resi-
dence for the Ensemble Theatre
Company of Santa Barbara, recent-
ly starred in the Westmont College
Festival Theatre/Lit Moon Theatre
Company co-production of Peer
Gynt. In November he produced Tim
Crouchs ENGLAND at the Santa
Barbara Museum of Art. He has won
many awards, including the 2008
Arlin G. Meyer Prize, awarded bien-
nially to a full-time faculty mem-
ber from a college or university in
the Lilly Fellows Program National
Musicians to Perform
Beethoven, Brahms
American Double, a duo featuring
violinist Philip Ficsor and pianist
Constantine Finehouse, will per-
form works by Johannes Brahms and
Ludwig van Beethoven on Friday,
January 13, at 8 pm in Westmonts
Deane Chapel. The concert is free
and open to the public.
The first half of the perfor-
mance features two sonatas in G,
Beethovens Sonata in G Major, Op.
96, and Brahms Sonata in G Major,
Op. 78. Ficsor says the second half
of the concert offers a special treat.
Were going to be collaborating
with UCSB French horn professor
Dr. Steven Gross, Ficsor says. He
is an amazing horn player, having
been in the Atlanta Symphony and
National Symphony among others.
The three musicians will perform
Brahams Trio for Piano, Violin and
The programs three songs are
the first installment of a complete
recording of Brahms sonatas, which
the musicians hope to release in 2016,
and Beethovens sonatas, which they
hope to release in 2020. The American
Double and Gross are raising funds
to commission American composer
William Bolcom for a horn trio to be
premiered in fall 2014.
Ficsor, in his sixth year as an assis-
tant professor of violin at Westmont,
recently released his third recording,
Summer Day, featuring the com-
plete works for violin and piano of
Emma Lou Diemer, with the com-
poser at the keyboard.
Finehouse, who has performed
extensively in the U.S. and abroad
since receiving his masters degree
in piano performance from Yale
University, is a champion of music
by Bolcom, whose complete solo
piano works he is currently record-
ing for Naxos Records. He is an
artist-in-residence at Westmont this
Gross, director of the winds, brass
and percussion program at UC Santa
Barbara, has international solo appear-
ances with the Orchester der Stadt
Vcklabruck in Austria, the Royal
Academy of Music in London, the
Moscow Conservatory and the LAbri
International Arts Festival. MJ
wo Bay Area artists explore
illumination and movement
in a new video installation,
Continua in Light, at the Westmont
Ridley-Tree Museum of Art January
12 through February 18. Cheryl
Calleri and Thekla Hammond
will be at the free, public reception
Thursday, January 12, from 4 to 6
pm, which includes an original dance
performance. The site-specifc dance is
choreographed by associate professor
Erlyne Whiteman and her students.
The installation, Hammond and
Calleris second video collaboration,
consists of two tandem video pro-
jectors illuminating nine translucent
suspended scrims. During the recep-
tion, dancers will move between the
scrims in a performance that inter-
acts with the visual art. A recording
of the performance will be on view
throughout the run of the exhibition.
Primarily a painter, Hammond
completed a Master of Fine Arts
degree at UC Santa Barbara and
has worked at the Santa Barbara
Museum of Natural History, Santa
Barbara City College and the Santa
Barbara Museum of Art before mov-
ing to Berkeley. She is represented
by galleries in San Francisco and in
Oaxaca, Mexico.
Calleri, who earned a Bachelor of
Fine Arts degree from San Jose State
University, uses video and paintings in
many media to explore the way things
work and how science and technology
reveal what is hidden from the naked
eye. She exhibits actively throughout
California and has work in several
public and private collections.
Whiteman is one of the founders of
the dance and theater arts program
at Westmont, where she has been
teaching since 1974. Whiteman holds
a masters and doctoral degrees from
the USC.
The Westmont Ridley-Tree
Museum of Art is open weekdays
from 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturdays
11 am to 5 pm. For more information,
please call (805) 5656162 or e-mail
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Video collaboration exhibition Continua in Light will be featured at the Westmont museum from
January 12 through February 18
Sam Jaeger, star of NBCs Parenthood, offers a free
talk on Friday, January 13
Scott Craig is manager of media relations at
Westmont College
Your Westmont
Art Museum to Shine
with Continua in Light
by Scott Craig
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 23
The Santa Barbara Theatre Organ Society
Played On
Sunday, January 22, at 2:30 P.M.
Guest Artist:
World renowned staff organist at the
El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
Specializing in music of the latter
decades of the 20
Dont miss this fantastic concert
played on the huge, 27 rank, Robert-
Morton theatre pipe organ of the
Arlington Theatre.
Bring your friends and youngsters and join us in Santa Barbaras historic movie palace.
The Arlington Theatre 1317 State Street.
Come to the Arlington for an afternoon of music and fun.
Tickets available at TICKETMASTER and THE ARLINGTON TICKET AGENCY, 1317 State Street.
Santa Barbara
$11 General Admission (includes $1 Arlington Restoration Fee)
Children age 12 and under admitted FREE with paid adult.
The Santa Barbara Theatre Organ Society is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Part of the Teen Star
team that is bringing the
successful singing com-
petition to the Granada:
Dolores Johnson, Lin
Aubuchon, emcee JJ
Lambert, Maria Long, and
Catherine Remak (Photo
by Priscilla)
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Teen Star Lighting Up for 2012
State Street Spin
by Erin Graffy de Garcia
oe Lambert and his gang behind
Teen Star are starting off the New
Year on the right foot thanks
to Deckers (those shoe people from
Deckers Outdoor Corporation
stepped forward (still working the
pun) to become the Producing Sponsor
of Teen Star 2012 and has made it pos-
sible for the Finale Showcase for the
top ten semi-finalists to take place at
the Granada Theatre.
This really is big news. Teen Star
started off with a bang right from the
get-go two years ago. The county-
wide singing competition had more
than 30 teen contestants and over 400
people jamming the auditorium at Dos
Pueblos High school to see the finals.
Last year there were twice as many
contestants auditioning, and the finals
had to move to Santa Barbara High
School Auditorium, which could hold
more than 800 (sold out again, two
weeks in advance).
Producing the event at the Granada
means double again the capacity, and
of course the techno-wonders of the
Granada will make the show spectacu-
lar in terms of sound and lighting.
In addition to making the Granada
a reality for the young performers,
Angel Martinez, Chairman, President
and CEO of Deckers, hosted a press
conference and dinner at the Granada
Founders Room for local media.
This dinner event was emceed by
Lin Aubuchon, Director of Marketing
& Promotions at KTYD Radio and co-
host of their Morning Show (and will
be producing the auditioning-judging
aspects of Teen Star Santa Barbara).
Joe Lambert, founder and Executive
Producer of Teen Star praised the
media for their support and for help
in launching Teen Star and making it
a success. Teen Star, which is a not-
for-profit organization, donates the
proceeds from the event to area high
school performing arts programs. The
program has attracted a strong sup-
port team of volunteers, some of who
were in attendance with many local
Allison Lewis and Bear Redell
2010 and 2011 finalists performed,
followed by rock star J.R. Richards,
lead singer of Dishwalla, who grew up
in Montecito. He served as celebrity
judge last year.
Teen Star is open to all Santa Barbara
county teenagers from 7th to 12th
grade. For more information, check out
Teen Star Santa Barbara on Facebook.
From Fianc to Frre
to Film
I was catching up with local real
estate mogul John Thyne (of Goodwin
& Thyne) who is getting married this
weekend to Olesya Dracheva. He
met his fiance four years ago in St.
Petersburg while traveling through
Russia with a buddy. So there will be
a Russian contingency here all month
long (you dont think they would turn
around and go home next week when
we have weather like this, now do
you?). Dont know what exotic place
theyll head to for their honeymoon,
but the international pair will wait for
February to take off. Besides entertain-
ing her Russian compadres, and his
own family crowd from Boston, they
will all be ready with popcorn for the
upcoming Santa Barbara International
Film Festival.
Thats because Johns brother, TJ
Thyne, is in the independent film,
Shuffle, which was selected as a fea-
ture for the Santa Barbara International
Film Festival.
TJ Thyne is best known for his regu-
lar role as Dr. Jack Hodgins on Foxs hit
series Bones, currently in its 7th season.
TJ has also appeared in gobs of other
television shows, feature films (Erin
Brockovich, Somethings Gotta Give, and
How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and in
many commercials (including singing
Man! I Feel Like a Woman in the
back of a Chevy Colorado).
As for TJs movie, he shot it with
accomplished director-composer Kurt
Kuenne, a college buddy from their
USC days. Shuffle is an independent
film made through the efforts of many
friends and family on an ultra low bud-
get. It is the tale of a man who begins
experiencing his life out of order; every
day he wakes up at a different age, on a
different day of his life, never knowing
where or when hes going to be once
he falls asleep. Hes terrified and wants
it to stop until he notices a pattern in
his experience, and works to uncover
why this is happening to him, and
what or who is behind it. Part Twilight
Zone-style mystery, part Frank Capra
fantasy... I cant wait to check it out.
And heres why.
TJ and Kurt had previously col-
laborated on a film short, Validation,
which went viral 6.2 million hits on
YouTube. Validation is just 15 minutes
long and it is an absolute little gem
funny, sad, poignant. Wow... so watch
it and then youll know why youd be
interested in seeing Shuffle.
Its Your Pronunciation,
A local teacher is starting a move-
ment to put ST back in the English
language. Rod Robles who also hap-
pens to be a popular local musician for
the last zillion years here is saying
something that will be music to many
teachers ears.
The last straw for Rod and the
impetus for his campaign was
watching the recent ESPN commenta-
tors wrapping up on the Broncos and
speaking like they were missing part
of their dentures...
Rod says, ESPN commentators,
miscellaneous sports announcers are
the worst, but also celebrities, talk
show hosts Why is it so difficult
to pronounce words that begin with
ST correctly?
The word is strength, not shht-
rength. The word is strong, not
shht-rong. The word is straight, not
shhtr-aight. You are getting paid
the big bucks... learn how to speak
correctly. Avoid sounding like Gabby
Will the Saints
Go Marching into a
New Tune?
If you are a Saints fan looking
toward the Super Bowl, you might
be interested to know our very own
local Patrik Piano Maiani and
brother Rick Maiani composed the
Saints Champions Theme back in
2000. Patrik put a new video out with
their theme music. Go to YouTube and
check it out. MJ
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 24 The Voice of the Village
Train Track
By the end of this week, crews hired
by Union Pacific Railroad are expect-
ed to dispose of piles of wood railroad
ties that have lined the railroad tracks
along the central coast, including in
Montecito. The piles are being used
to replace worn railroad ties as part
of Union Pacifics tie replacement pro-
gram, according to Director of Public
Affairs, Lupe Valdez. Youll see two
different types of piles out there, she
explained earlier this week. The nice
and neat piles are the replacements
and the haphazard piles of wood are
the ones that were replaced. The extra
ties as well as the old ties are expected
to be removed from Montecito by next
week, she said.
Valdez said a national tie gang is
hired by Union Pacific to replace the
ties, which require regular replace-
ment to maintain the train track.
Sixty miles of the rail line that runs
from Santa Barbara to Camarillo is
currently being worked on, which
includes the installment of 63,000 ties.
The work, which began on January
3, is expected to be completed mid-
February. Crews work in sections
and are currently in Santa Barbara;
other maintenance includes renewing
the surfaces at 72 road crossings and
spreading about 38,700 tons of rock
ballast to help provide a more stable
roadbed. Union Pacific Railroad will
continue improving the transporta-
tion infrastructure in California, said
Aaron Hunt, Director of Corporate
The removal of the piles comes
before any winter rains, as creosote, the
chemical the wood is presumed to be
coated in, is a known toxin to humans
and animals. The use of this mate-
rial is no longer okay. Other countries
use alternatives; its time we do too,
writes MJ reader Jeremy Norris, who
brought the tie piles to our attention.
He voiced concern over runoff from
winter rains going into local creeks
and the ocean. Valdez explained that
creosote is used to preserve the wood
ties to improve resistance to insect
infestation as well as rotting, however
she was not sure that these particular
ties are coated in the chemical. When
we questioned Mr. Hunt about the
creosote, he was also unclear whether
these ties contain the toxin.
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New Path
for the New Year
Montecito Union students, parents,
teachers and administrators, as well as
members of the Montecito community,
donned blue wristbands Wednesday
morning to signify their commitment
in using alternate forms of transporta-
tion, including the newly constructed
pathway along San Ysidro Road.
Superintendent Tammy Murphy
thanked those involved in bringing
the pathway to fruition, including
former superintendent Dick Douglas,
who was in attendance at the early
morning gathering, held on the steps
of MUS. The federal grant that funded
the pathway was applied for in 2008,
with the help of COAST (Coalition
for Sustainable Transportation), Santa
Barbara County Public Works, First
District Supervisor Salud Carbajals
office, the Montecito Association, and
MUS parents.
In attendance at the gathering
were over a dozen notable commu-
nity members who were thanked
by Supervisor Carbajal, who him-
self walked along the pathway with
students before the ceremony. They
included PTA president Jodi Fishman,
Vicky Harbison, Tracey Willfong
with Safe Routes to School, Cindy
Feinberg, past MA president JAmy
Brown, Dan Eidelson, MA executive
director Victoria Greene and presi-
dent Dick Nordlund, Montecito Trails
Foundations John Venable, COASTs
Eva Dunbar and Abe Powell, Chris
Sneddon and James Pearson with
Public Works, landscape architect
Susan Van Atta, and MUS school
board members, among others.
Even those who had concerns
about the project early on helped make
it better, Supervisor Carbajal said.
He noted that Montecito Union sixth
graders had written letters of thanks
to all the residents that were impact-
ed by construction along San Ysidro
Road. Whenever we can make our
kids safer, its a good thing, he said.
The decomposed granite pathway,
which cost close to $400,000 to con-
struct, was finished in December.
Xanadu Opens
I couldnt sleep last night in antici-
pation! gushed Xanadu owner Sepi
Mashhoon on the first official morn-
ing of the bakerys reopening on
Wednesday, January 11. The already-
bustling bakery was adorned with
colorful balloons to mark the antici-
pated reopening after a fire destroyed
the shop in July 2010. I am so happy
to be back, Sepi told us as she stood
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VILLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 13)
Discarded railroad ties in Montecito; Union Pacific
reps say the extra wood will be cleared by the end
of this week
Students help cut the ribbon to commemorate
the opening of the pathway
First District
Supervisor Salud
Carbajal, MUS PTA
president Jodi
Fishman, superinten-
dent Tammy Murphy
and Montecito
Association president
Dick Nordlund on
the steps of MUS to
celebrate the official
opening of the San
Ysidro Road pathway
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in that time period during December.
The only OWN show to rate higher
was the premiere of Season 25: Oprah
Behind the Scenes, which garnered 1.2
million viewers.
OWNs win was all the more
impressive since the interview, which
spanned Tylers drug use to his views
on monogamy, aired against NBCs
hotly anticipated NFL matchup
between the Dallas Cowboys and the
New York Giants.
Stay tuned, as Oprah might say...
Possible Publication
After her controversial and over-
ly publicized Montecito wedding in
August and forthcoming divorce, there
would appear to be no end to Kim
Kardashian and her familys ambitions.
The New York Posts British gossip,
Emily Smith, is reporting the real-
ity TV attention-grabbers, perhaps
because of the negative vibes gener-
ated after Kims ill fated 72-day mar-
riage to sports hunk, Kris Humphries,
now want to lead their own cover-
age and are close to landing a deal
with American Media, the Boca Raton,
Florida, publishing giant that owns Star
and The National Enquirer, to launch a
glossy totally dedicated to the family.
This is a Kardashian idea, says
one mole. They have been reaching
out to several media outlets.
Kim and her sisters reportedly want
to be heavily involved editorially, with
clan matriarch, Kris Jenner, pulling a
number of strings in readiness for the
magazines launch, which could be
this spring.
Now the Kardashians can spin
their own stories in print, a competi-
tor snipes.
Others say the proposed publica-
tion will be more of a fanzine devot-
ed to the Kardashians, who In Touch
magazine recently dubbed Americas
Fakest Family on its cover...
A Crowd-Pleasing Affair
A Night With Picasso at the Lapin
Agile was an unqualified hit at the
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, when
more than 30 would-be attendees had
to be turned away, even after the seat-
ing capacity had been expanded to 80
The reading of excepts from come-
dian Steve Martins successful 1993
comic play, when the characters of
Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet
in 1904 at the Nimble Rabbit bar in
Montmartre, Paris, just a brushstroke
or two from the Basilica du Sacr
Coeur, coincided with the closing of
the museums successful Picasso and
Braque exhibit, which opened last
We were enormously pleased with
the response, gushes museum pub-
licist, Katrina Carl. We scheduled it
for the first Thursday of the month
since we felt we could attract those art
and culture lovers who would already
be out and about looking for interest-
ing programming.
Museum director Larry Feinberg,
who watched the hour-long show
that featured local actors from vari-
ous theatre companies, including Lit
Moon, BoxTales, Genesis West and
theater faculty and recent alumni from
Westmont College and the UCSB act-
ing program, enthused, It was the
perfect complement to our exhibition.
It was very funny and astute!
The play, which was directed in
our Baghdad by the Beach by award-
winning actor and director, Mitchell
Thomas, chair of Westmont Colleges
theater arts department, had its first
reading at Martins Beverly Hills
home, with Tom Hanks reading
Picassos role and Chris Sarandon
playing Einstein, whose theory of rela-
tivity was published in 1905.
Sam Martin as the Spanish artist
and Andrew Fromer as the German-
born theoretical physicist carried the
show, while Vicki Finlayson as the
countess emoted gloriously and Jeff
Mills as the visitor, quite clearly Elvis
Presley, had us all shook up.
It was a performance that left the
audience feeling anything but blue...
Katy Chimes In
After keeping a dignified silence
since it emerged that her 14-month
marriage to British comedian, Russell
Brand, was over, Santa Barbara war-
bler Katy Perry has been speaking up.
The singer, it appears, has been
somewhat forced to make an official
statement over her impending divorce
since speculation as to why she and
Brand, 36, split had gone into over-
The 27-year-old songstress made it
crystal clear she speaks for herself
and also took an obvious swipe at
her parents, pastors Keith and Mary
Hudson, who had publicly given their
opinion of their daughters troubles,
suggesting it was a gift from God to
help them fill churches.
Concerning the gossip, Katy
Twittered, I want to be clear that no
one speaks for me. Not a log, maga-
zine, close sources, or my family.
It has also emerged that she will
stay in the couples $6.5 million
Hollywood Hills mansion and Brand
will move out.
The Queens Fears
A new biography of Queen
Elizabeth reveals for the first time
her despair over the divorce of Prince
Charles and Princess Diana.
In Elizabeth the Queen, former New
York Times reporter, Sally Bedell
Smith, says the former Archbishop of
Canterbury, George Carey, recalls the
moment the British monarch finally
confronted the myriad problems of
the Prince of Wales marriage.
He reveals the monarch, who cele-
brates her Diamond Jubilee this year,
was terrified history was about to
repeat itself that Charles would
give up his place in line of succes-
sion for Camilla Parker-Bowles, just
as King Edward VIII gave up the
throne in 1936 to marry his maitresse
en titre, American divorcee Wallis
There was a moment when we
were talking candidly about divorce.
I remember her sighing and saying,
History is repeating itself. I saw
despair. What she was talking about
was the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
She was concerned that if they
divorced, Charles would marry
Camilla. She thought Charles was in
danger of throwing everything out the
window by rejecting Diana and forg-
ing another relationship.
The intimate Random House biog-
raphy, out this week, is based on
200 interviews with relatives, friends,
courtiers and politicians. An excerpt
is also running in this months Vanity
Fair magazine.
Sally, who wrote the controver-
sial 1999 bestseller, Diana: In Search
of Herself, in which she speculated
MISCELLANY (Continued from page 21)
A Kardashian magazine in the works?
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 26 The Voice of the Village
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eems like Ive been making New
Years resolutions forever. The
frst time I made a comprehensive
list, I used a Davy Crockett
souvenir pencil and wrote it on the
inside of a Draw this and qualify for
correspondence art school matchbook.
First item on the list was: Get a new
matchbook Picasso you wrote all over
the address to send your drawing to.
I think making resolutions is a great
idea but the odds of success are slim-
to-nil. Most people make the same res-
olutions year after year because they
keep failing to maintain them. I know
this stick-to-it-ness thing has kept me
from achieving my goals of becoming
a brain surgeon, a trapeze artist or a
porno star. Its also kept me thinking
about resolutions I might actually be
able to keep. But it seems like 2012
might finally be the year Ive come up
with maintainable ones.
Just in time, too. According to the
Mayan calendar, the world ends this
coming December so it may be my last
chance. Of course if someone discovers
there are still a few Mayans kicking it
somewhere in the cannabis fields of
inner Mexico and these discoverers
bring up the whole end of the world
thing, the Mayans might suddenly
realize that: Holy crap! Were not
ready to go yet. We, ah, meant to say
December 21, 3012.
Still, even if I will have more chances
in the future, I am determined to suc-
ceed this year, and Ive set what I think
are some achievable world-altering
For instance, this year I plan on eat-
ing more potatoes. Not only will it help
the economic recovery of our country
by employing more people from Idaho,
it could also be a boon to the manufac-
turers of those spud guns that shoot
potatoes with enough force to dent a
car, which will be a blessing for the
auto repair business. Therefore when
asked at the finer restaurants of the
Central Coast if I want garlic mashed,
twice-baked or scalloped potatoes with
my lumberjack steak dinner, I will
simply say: Yes. I also promise to
consume more hash browns and to
super-size all my French fry orders.
For my second resolution I plan to
go to the gym less often. This will
be tough because I just purchased a
brand new one-piece spandex out-
fit that makes me look fitter than a
deflated tractor tire, and because of
all those great televisions with every
ESPN channel known to mankind. Still
it will ease traffic on upper State Street
by one car every other Tuesday, which
will help save our infrastructure by
making roads last longer and will cut
down on my personal consumption of
gasoline used during the three-mile bi-
weekly round trip.
This will give me more time to work
on my third goal: Write less. Yes, this
year I will try to pare down my words
to a bare minimum and Ill try my best
not to get anything published. This will
cut down on computer time, which
will save beaucoup kilowatts and save
all the trees it takes to publish the
books I produce once every ten years
or so. Im also going to ask my edi-
tor if I can change my humor column
into an occasional humor tweet, which
will prevent eyestrain for my readers
and save thousands the cost of Lasik
surgery, which will reduce healthcare
Im also going to try to achieve less
at my job this year. This will make
everyone else at the company feel bet-
ter about themselves and want to take
yoga classes and read Zen books. It
might even result in a raise for them,
and they can thank me by buying some
of those books I mentioned earlier. This
will free up space in the garage, where
I can put my car, which will mean I
wont ever have to wash it again which
will save enough water to irrigate the
Mojave Desert. It will also save the
old hole-ly t-shirts I use to dry my car,
which I can share with people at work,
which will cut down on the need for
Finally, this year to help save oxygen
I plan on moving around less on week-
ends and taking more naps. I think Ill
start this last resolution right now. MJ
resolutions Version 2.012
This thrilling play by John Hodge (Trainspotting)
embarks on a journey into the fevered imagination
of a playwright whose commission to write a play
about Stalin yields a lethal game of cat and mouse.
Best of British theatre broadcast
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An Afternoon with Amy Chua
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
The author of the New York Times best-seller Battle
Hymn of the Tiger Mother discusses her deeply personal
account about the rewards and costs of raising her
children the strict Chinese way.
New Orleans Jazz on Film
featuring Ben Jafe
I was very fortunate to grow up at the feet of the
kings and queens of New Orleans jazz. I feel a huge
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Ben Jafe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band
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Kid Flix Mix
A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short flms
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shorts ofers a delightful experience for all ages.
Kathryn Schulz
Being Wrong - Adventures
in the Margin of Error
The worlds leading wrongologist proposes a new
way of looking at fallibility one in which error is both
a given and a gift that can transform our worldviews,
relationships and, most profoundly, ourselves.
Mark Hummels Blues
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Little Walter Tribute with Charlie
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Blues harmonica icon Charlie Musselwhite joins Mark
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the princess may have suffered from
borderline personality disorder, will
undoubtedly be revealing more when
she visits the Montecito Country Club
to speak to the Santa Barbara Channel
Club on January 30...
Race to the Base
While L.A. developer Rick Caruso
would appear not to have the funds
at present to pursue his long stand-
ing dream of redeveloping the fester-
ing Miramar hotel site, he apparently
does have the money to be a future
co-owner of a major baseball team.
Joe Torre, former manager of the
New York Yankees and the Dodgers,
has joined Caruso in a bid to buy
the L.A. Dodgers, the Big Oranges
beloved baseball team, jockeying
for position with the likes of for-
mer hoops star Magic Johnson, ex-
baseball great Orel Hershiser, Mark
Cuban, owner of the NBA champion
Dallas Mavericks, and billionaires
Steven Cohen, Ron Burkle and Tom
I have great confidence in Rick
Carusos unique qualifications and his
ability to lead a successful bid, Torre
said in a statement.
Initial bids are due January 23.
Where that leaves the Miramar
development in our Eden by the Beach
is anyones guess...
Sightings: Former Good Morning
America gossip Rona Barrett checking
out the scene at the California Pizza
Kitchen in the Paseo Nuevo... Don
Johnson and his family noshing away
at Olio e Limone... National radio host
Simone Bienne staying at the San
Ysidro Ranch
Pip! Pip! for now
Readers with tips, sightings and
amusing items for Richards column
should e-mail him at richardmin- or send invita-
tions or other correspondence to the
Journal MJ
MISCELLANY (Continued from page 25)
Author Sally Bedell Smith spilling royal secrets at
the Montecito Country Club
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Carolina Calls It Quits
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Summerlandian Leslie A. Westbrook just started blogging, but prefers writing for newspapers and maga-
zines and authoring books.
by Leslie A. Westbrook
ts been a decade of hard-working,
successful and even fun-flled
years for antiques, art, garden and
treasures dealer Carolina Pierpont
(who loves to throw a good party)
at her showroom Mditerrane in
Summerland, but the vivacious
businesswoman has recently decided
to call it quits.
I have too much inventory, reports
Pierpont, adding, I am selling every-
thing at really good prices, so now is
the time to come and get the things
you have been wanting for a long time.
Make me an offer I cant refuse.
The sale, with prices reduced from
30%-50%, will run through the end of
the month. It may be wise to get in
early for the best deals, but with addi-
tional inventory in storage, new items
will be added as space allows.
Carolina, who is originally from El
Salvador (Love and marriage brought
me to Santa Barbara, she admits), has
been in her new beautiful space on
Lillie Avenue just two years and is cur-
rently fielding offers from several par-
ties interested in buying her business.
Since she has listed the business for
sale, she admits that she needs to reduce
the size of her extensive inventory in
order to make the business affordable
to a prospective buyer. Those inter-
ested can contact agent Larry Martin,
of Sothebys International Realty, at
(805) 895-6872.
Garden fountains, architectural ele-
ments, indoor and outdoor furniture,
paintings, antiques, and smalls are all
I spotted a dainty pair of 19
tury side chairs with original petit
point upholstery marked down from
$1,200 to $550. I also admired many
South American and European carved
saints and Madonnas reduced 30% or
more; architectural element are half
off, such as wooden capitals now $195
(originally $395). Carolina has a pano-
ply of original paintings and draw-
ings, marked down 25% and more.
Oil pastels of the gardens of the Music
Academy of the West by Santa Barbara
artist Bjorn Rye are marked down 25%.
In the garden, small French limestone
fountains are 50% off; large fountains
are reduced 25% and all iron garden
furniture and Turkish pots (regularly
$200-$4,000) are 40% off.
So whats next? With her daughter
Nicole living in Baja (another daughter
Anna moved to Austin, Texas, while
son John remains in Santa Barbara),
Carolina has decided to move south
of the border, down Mexico way, after
more than 35 years in Santa Barbara.
Nicole is working in Cabo San
Lucas and I have the opportunity to
open a business there. I am even con-
sidering building a home in Baja, she
No grass grows under this lively
businesswomans huaraches, as they
say, and we will miss her upbeat
energy, not to mention the lively par-
ties she has hosted at her Summerland
showroom. I am secretly hoping she
has plenty of room for company in her
new digs. Best of luck and vaya con
Dios, mi amiga!
Mediterranee is located at 2500 Lillie
Avenue in Summerland, (805) 695-0910.
Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday
11 am to 4 pm or by appointment (805)
637-2842. Her website is www.mediterra MJ
After 35 years in Santa Barbara and a decade
dealing fine art, antiques and garden items,
Carolina Pierpont is selling Mditerrane and
moving south of the border
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for the kids enjoyment, of course.
Then there was the week at Riva
degli Etruschi, the Italian family resort
on the Tuscan Coast that was so fun,
so non-touristy, so darn Italian, that
it was worth each and every extra
dime. Oh, and the great bottle of
sparkly pink wine we savored in the
afternoon sun on the Canal Grande in
celebration of finding Kate after wed
lost her in Venice earlier that morn-
ing. The quick flight from Istanbul to
central Turkey and back to experience
the wonder that is Cappadocia. (That
reminds me, there was a truly fantas-
tic dinner with some great California
friends in an Istanbul fish market that
involved delicious Turkish grub and
a considerable amount of top-shelf
Turkish Raki definitely not in the
budget.) The oceanfront places on Vic
Bay and J-Bay in South Africa, ensur-
ing quick beach and surf access. Too
much Chenin Blanc at Spier Winery
in Franshhoek and the consequent
Cheetah Experience that probably
endangered the lives of our children.
The list goes on and on.
None of these things have been
extravagant, mind you, just comfort-
able and a lot of fun. We would do
it all again, just as we have this time
around even despite the fact that
our trip is surely a bit shorter than
it would have been had we stuck to
the numbers and eaten only butter
oh, excuse me, beurre and jam on
baguettes the entire time we were in
France. But, hey, what fun is that?
(And it turns out that Lily loves ril-
lettes and Wendi hates andouillette sau-
sages whod have known but for a
few trial and error sessions in decent
French cafs?)
Wendi and I have both known of
our excesses for some time now and
recently firmly agreed to curb them in
favor of a more disciplined approach.
Were adults, for crying out loud, we
said, convinced of our resolve, we
can impose and stick to some reasonable
limits. We can control our sometimes
childlike impulsive behavior. We even
shook on it.
But a few nights ago in Bangkok
well, oops, we did it again.
We couldnt help it. Wed just come
off a week in Laos (which was great,
truly, but had its challenges) and had
one night in the Thai capital in the
middle of a two-leg flight to Indonesia.
We thought wed spend a whirlwind
afternoon and night exploring a city
that weve heard quite a bit about. But
when we got to the JW Marriott Hotel
Bangkok (the J-dub to us), all of our
plans flew straight out the view win-
dow in our sixteenth floor suite.
We stretched out on the luxurious
bed (Wendi and I had it to ourselves!);
we each showered for hours with
an endless supply of hot water; we
ordered room service (lots of it); we
lounged by the pool. Wendi and I
both worked out and took long sau-
nas and steams and cleaned up in the
locker room. (Wendi actually felt like
a girl again, she said, grateful for
the chance to clean up and pamper
herself.) We watched CNN on a flat
screen television. We slept late.
We never left. We didnt see a
damned thing in Bangkok.
But well never forget our night at
the J-dub even if it didnt exactly
pencil out in the budget.
If you are interested in talking to Matt
or, perhaps more likely, anybody else in
the Mazza family, feel free to email any of
them at And
if you are interested in a more detailed
account of their journey to date, check out
their website and Matts blog at www. MJ
The girls
playing in
the sand
outside the
in Jeffreys
Bay, South
Kate and Wendi enjoying the Tuscan sun in
LEAVING (Continued from page 20)
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Sheriffs Department, Carpinteria Division
Theft from residence on East Valley road
Monday, 2 January, 2:15 pm Deputy Johnson was dispatched to the Sheriffs
Department in Carpinteria where a victim came to report a theft from his
home. The victim stated that someone entered his room while he was at work
on January 1 from 10:30 am to 8 pm. The theft included a safe containing $70
cash, a debit card, dorm key, several gift cards, three checks written to the vic-
tim, iPod Touch, medical cards, and copies of his social security card and birth
certificate. The victim also noted that several family members and two foreign
exchange students live in the same residence. The family locks all the doors
when leaving the home; however, the victim does not lock his bedroom door.
A report was taken.
Burglary from Auto
on Lillie Avenue in Summerland
Wednesday, 4 January, 7:20 am While patrolling the Summerland area,
Valadez observed another burglarized vehicle. The deputy contacted the vehi-
cle owner who said he parked and locked his vehicle at 6 am in front of a fitness
center on Lillie Avenue. Around 7:20 am, several people told the victim that
his vehicles front passenger side window was broken; he immediately noticed
that his iPhone 4, valued at $200, was missing from the center console. Valadez
could not search for fingerprints because the victim had searched the vehicle
prior to the deputys arrival. A report was taken.
Vehicle Theft on Miramar Avenue
Wednesday, 4 January, 11:47 am Deputy Valadez was dispatched to Miramar
Avenue based on reports of an auto burglary. Valadez contacted the victim. He
told the deputy that he parked and locked his vehicle in the area at 6 pm on
January 3; the victim returned to his vehicle at 6:30 am on January 4 and found
his front passenger side window was broken. Several items were taken from the
vehicle: a surfboard valued at $700, another surfboard valued at $400, a camera
bag valued at $100, a Canon 50D camera valued at $1800, a Canon 70-200 ml
lens valued at $2300, a Canon 50-85 ml lens valued at $180, and an iPod touch
valued at $450. A report was taken. MJ
behind rows and rows of freshly
baked pastries, cookies, cakes, and
other sweet treats. Customers were
happy too, congratulating Mashhoon
on her revamped storefront.
The bakery, located across from
Vons in the shopping center, is open
seven days a week from 5:30 am to
7:30 pm. The breakfast and lunch
menu remains the same, as the prior
chef and baker have returned.
Overturned Vehicle
A young woman in her early twen-
ties was involved in a single car acci-
dent on East Valley Road on Monday,
January 9, at 3 pm. Montecito Fire
Protection District responded to the
call, in which the womans vehicle
had overturned near Live Oaks Road.
The woman, who was driving a two-
door sedan, admitted she was texting
on her cell phone and lost control of
the vehicle.
The accident blocked both directions
of East Valley Road for half an hour.
With the help of staff from J&S East
Valley Garage, the woman was able
to exit the vehicle. She was treated at
Cottage Hospital with minor injuries.
Montecito Fires Geri Ventura sent
us over some statistics about distract-
ed driving: according to the CDC,
every day more than 15 people are
killed and more than 1,200 people
are injured in crashes involving a
distracted driver, such as using a cell
phone when driving. The state Office
of Traffic Safety survey indicates that
cell phone use by drivers ranked No.
2 in the biggest safety problems on
Californias highways.
Docents Needed
Volunteers with an interest in
antiques and history are wanted to
lead walking tours of Casa del Herrero
(House of the Blacksmith), a National
Historic Landmark on East Valley
Road. Coordinators of the estate tell us
the docent training begins next week.
Designed by noted architect George
Washington Smith and completed
in 1925, it is considered one of the
finest examples of Spanish Colonial
Revival architecture in the country.
The house is filled with art, antiques,
and furniture collected by the original
owners, and surrounded by extensive
gardens. Docents are trained to lead
90-minute walking tours including the
home, gardens and owner George Fox
Steedmans workshop, all preserved
in circa 1930s condition. Our own MJ
columnist Lynda Milner is a longtime
volunteer and docent at the Casa.
Docent Training begins on Thursday,
January 19 and continues weekly
through March 22 on Thursday morn-
ings from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Classes are
led by local designers and historians
as well as Casa volunteers.
This is a wonderful opportunity
to learn more about the work of a
noted architect, antiques, landscape
design, Spanish history and design,
and the Steedman family who lived
here for over sixty years, notes the
Casas visitor and volunteer coordina-
tor Susannah Gordon.
For more information about this
volunteer opportunity, call Susannah
at 565-5653 or e-mail tours@casadel-
VILLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 24)
A CHP officer and
Montecito Fire per-
sonnel survey the
damage during a roll-
over accident on East
Valley Road (photo
courtesy Urban Hikers
of Edhat)
Xanadu owner Sepi Mashhoon is all smiles the morning of the reopening of her bakery
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 31
When our service men and women return home injured, the
most challenging part of their new life is adjusting to day-to-day
activities and lifes ever-changing obstacles.
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
-Jose Narosky
What: Beneft for Paralyzed Veterans of America
& Santa Barbara Navy League
Cost: $20 at the door
Where: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club
1221 State Street, Suite 205
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
When: Sunday, January 15, 2012 -- 6:30-11pm
Stiff Pickle Orchestra
Delta Martinis
EL34 SBs Hottest
Guitar Tribute Band
The Master On The
Hosted by Congressional Candidate
CHris MitCHuM
design by Aaron Roessler design by Aaron Roessler
Free Masterclass at
Music Academy
Colorado Symphony Principal vio-
list Basil Vendryes and cellist Andrew
Smith will lead a free public mas-
terclass featuring accomplished local
students at the Music Academy of
the West on Thursday, January 19.
Performers will include a harp trio, a
string quartet, and a soloist.
Co-presented by the Music Academy
and Santa Barbara Strings, the event
will take place at 6:30 pm in Weinman
Hall, which is located in the Academys
new Luria Education Center.
Masterclass participants will include
musicians enrolled in both the Music
Academys MERIT (Music Education
Reinforces Intellect and Talent)
Extended chamber music training pro-
gram for area instrumentalists ages
10 to 18, and Santa Barbara Strings, a
comprehensive instructional program
for string instrumentalists ages 4 to
18. Flutist Elizabeth Van Renerghem
(Santa Barbara), violinist Sophie
Collins (Ojai), and harpist Kristina
Martell (Santa Maria) will perform
Handels Sonata in F Major and
Jacques Iberts Deux Interludes No.
1; violinists Sage Williams (Buellton)
and Junia Work (Santa Barbara), vio-
list Liam Burrows (Solvang), and cel-
list Madeline Matthys (Santa Barbara)
will perform Haydns Quartet in G
Major, op. 77; and Mr. Burrows will
perform the first movement of Bachs
Concerto in C Minor. The latter four
instrumentalists are co-enrolled in
MERIT Extended and Santa Barbara
For more information on the January
19 public masterclass, call 877-398-
4599. Free parking is available on
the Music Academy campus, at 1070
Fairway Road.
According to Music Academy rep
Tim Dougherty, MERIT Extended
students, who are selected upon audi-
tioning for the program, participate
in chamber ensembles, receive coach-
ing twice a month, and take part in
masterclasses and performances at the
Music Academy throughout the school
year. This years program serves 13
young classical musicians from Santa
Barbara and surrounding communi-
ties. Under a temporary partnership,
violinist Mary Beth Woodruff, who
serves as artistic director and con-
ductor for Santa Barbara Strings, is
leading one of four MERIT Extended
chamber ensembles. The others are led
by Santa Barbara Symphony Principal
Trombonist Andy Malloy, harpist
and Music Academy alumna Marcia
Dickstein, and flutist Linda Holland,
who directs the Music Academys
MERIT Program.
Inaugurated in 1998, MERIT Extended
provides promising local students with
an opportunity to expand their cham-
ber music education. Supported by Bel
Air Investment Advisors, the Henry
E. and Lola Monroe Foundation, the
Cheeryble Foundation, the Johnson
Ohana Charitable Foundation, Connie
Frank and Evan Thompson, Michelle
and Michael OBrien, Patricia and
Larry Durham, and Goldman Sachs,
the program also operates as an inten-
sive two-week immersion in the Music
Academys annual Summer School
and Festival, including mentoring
from Academy Fellows. This version of
the program, known simply as MERIT,
requires a separate application process.
All MERIT participants receive schol-
arships covering program expenses.
Applications for the 2012 Summer
MERIT Program will be available in
February. For more information, con-
tact Ms Holland at 687-6875.
The Music Academy of the West
presents more than 200 public events
annually, including performances by
faculty, visiting artists, and Fellows;
masterclasses; orchestra and cham-
ber music concerts; and fully staged
opera. The Music Academy began
broadcasting live simulcasts by the
world-renowned Metropolitan Opera
at Hahn Hall in October 2008. For
more information, visit www.musi MJ
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 32 The Voice of the Village
Santa Barbara is Candy-land
Local flm enthusiasts are familiar with
Candace Schermerhorn as the
former longtime programming director
of the Santa Barbara International Film
Festival, a position she held for two
different stints. But Schermerhorn isnt just
adept at picking movies to screen across
a wide range of genres and subjects,
shes also an accomplished flmmaker
in her own right. She directed, with
Bestor Cram, the independent award-
winning documentary You Dont Know
Dick, an intimate flm about female-to-
male transsexuals, and wrote, produced
and directed The Naked Option: A last
resort, which celebrates the grassroots
mobilization of women in the Niger Delta
and their struggle against the multinational
oil corporations. Her other credits include
work for Childrens Television Workshop,
the National Park Service, Massachusetts
Council for the Humanities, Harcourt
Brace Publishers, American Masters,
and Turner Broadcasting. Schermerhorn,
who has taught documentary flmmaking
at Santa Barbara City College for years,
is currently in preproduction of her third
independent feature documentary, The
Last Utopia, about the ancient seafaring
Lapita Navigators and their migration
due to sea level rise. The well-rounded
cinephile is the special guest speaker at
the frst monthly meeting in the new year
of the Screenwriters Association of Santa
Barbara. WHEN: 7pm WHERE: Brooks
Institute, 27 East Cota Street COST: free
INFO: 617-4503 or www.screenwriterssb.
Rockin out in the New Year The
Chumash Casino digs for heavy metal in its
frst rock concert of 2012 as Motley Crue
lead singer Vince Neil brings his solo act
to Santa Ynez. The blonde bad boy front
man, now 50, boasts hard rocking, hard
partying, much mayhem and more than
a few legal skirmishes over his 30-year
career in which hes drifted in and out of
Crue. But youre still sure to hear such hits
as Girls, Girls, Girls, Wild Side, Same
Ol Situation, Looks that Kill and many
more. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: 3400 East
Hwy. 246 COST: $15-$35 INFO: (800)
Classical connivers Just as they
are every fall, Camerata Pacifca is the
frst classical music organization out of
the gate for the New Year. Given the
enticing program, you might have to
start considering Friday the 13th a sign
of good fortune. In another of founder/
artistic director Adrian Spences creative
endeavors, the chamber music ensemble
is turning things upside down at Hahn
Hall tonight, performing Bachs famous
Goldberg Variations not on piano,
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by Steven Libowitz

All in the family Gene
Pool, the new exhibition
opening tonight at the Art From
Scrap Gallery, takes a look
two generations of a single
family of artists: Alf Ramirez,
Colleen Kelly and their
daughter Isabella Kelly-
Ramirez. Dads work includes
highly crafted, intricate mixed
media assemblage with some
of the pieces including carving
and casting on a small scale;
moms genres also includes
assemblage plus printmaking and
bronze-casting, mostly revolving
around themes of housing and
architecture as well as social,
political and environmental
issues. Daughter Kelly-Ramirezs
artwork is usually fgure-
based with combined surreal
and expressionistic qualities
that are inspired by her early
involvement in theater, parade
and masquerade. Leave it to Isabella to sum up the show: I grew up with artists in
a house that was and still is one big studio. My artistic style is a hybrid from both
parents. The color, pattern and whimsy come from my mom. The gesture, line, and
dark irony comes from my dad. All three will be on hand for the opening tonight.
WHEN: Opening reception 5-7pm Friday; exhibition on view 10am-3pm Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-6pm Thursdays, through February
25 WHERE: 302 East Cota St. COST: free INFO: 884-0459 ext. 13 or www.

Un poco de Poco
Alabama-bred singer-
songwriter Paul Cotton
has a Montecito nexus: he
replaced Jim Messina
in Poco back before the
legendary folk-rocker
moved to the village (and
later Santa Ynez). But
Cottons legacy is nothing
to sneeze at. After touring
and recording with 50s
and 60s bands the
Capitols, Mus-twangs,
Gentrys and Rovin Kind,
he formed The Illinois
Speed Press, which made
two albums for Columbia
before Cotton left for Poco,
where he spent nearly 40 years as the country-rock bands primary songwriter,
lead vocalist and lead guitarist. Messina may have penned the bands biggest
hit, Kind Woman, but Cotton contributed Heart of The Night, Bad Weather,
Indian Summer, and Barbados among others to the lexicon of the genre. Now
that the 68-year-old Cotton has departed from Poco, hes devoting more time to his
solo career, including a tour stop tonight at our dominant music club SOhO. WHEN:
9pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $15
general ($25 includes priority seating and VIP meet & greet) INFO: 962-7776 or
but with a string trio (featuring all three
principals: violinist Catherine Leonard,
violist Richard Yongjae ONeill,
and cellist Ani Aznavoorian, back
from maternity for her frst concert of the
season) in an arrangement by Dmitry
Sitkovetsky. Only afterward does
pianist Adam Neiman step in, joining
the other musicians for Chaussons Piano
Quartet in A Major, Op. 30. And this is
one concert youll want to attend in the
evening, as the Bach wont be played
in the matinee (unless, of course, Mr.
Spence has some new tricks up his sleeve).
WHEN: 1 & 7:30pm WHERE: Hahn Hall
on the campus of the Music Academy of
the West, 1070 Fairway Road COST: $22
at 1pm, $45 at 7:30pm INFO: 884-8410
New year, new consciousness
Montecito resident Barbara Marx-
Hubbard is the guest speaker at the
exceedingly popular Mind and Supermind
series through SBCCs Adult Ed tonight.
The prolifc author, lecturer, educator and
flmmaker, now in her ninth decade on the
planet, is regarded as the philosophical
heir to Buckminster Fuller, who called
Hubbard the best informed human now
alive regarding futurism and the foresights
it has produced. Because of ongoing
budget cutbacks, Hubbard who is the
founder of the locally-based Foundation for
Conscious Evolution will be this quarters
only Mind and Supermind guest. Shell
lecture on the subject Are You Ready
for Conscious Evolution? WHEN: 7:30-
9:30pm WHERE: Auditorium at the Wake
Center, 300 North Turnpike Rd. COST:
free INFO: 687-0812
Jaeger meister on acting Theres
no reason to leave Montecito today as
Hollywood comes to our own hills in the
person of Sam Jaeger, who currently
stars in NBCs Parenthood. Jaeger, who
plays stay-at-home father and loyal
husband Joel Graham on the popular
sitcom, discusses his life as an actor,
director and writer during a conversation
moderated by Westmont theater arts
professor Mitchell Thomas, who has
been active himself all over town in recent
weeks. Jaeger who also appeared
in the feature flms Catch and Release,
The Riverman and Lucky Number Slevin
earned his degree from Otterbein
University, a small, private, liberal arts
college in Westerville, Ohio, not unlike
Westmont, so the local matriculants should
be especially interested in how he made
the move to Hollywood. And SBIFF-lovers
might view the talk as a preview for this
years fest, as Jaeger recently made the
move to writer-director with Take Me
Home, in which he stars with his wife
Amber; the romantic comedy has been
playing the festival circuit, and won
Audience Awards at both the Rhode Island
and Boston flm festivals. WHEN: 3:30pm
WHERE: Porter Theatre, Westmont Campus
COST: free INFO:
James-town in SB The 60-year-old
acoustic blues guitarist-singer-songwriter
Steve James is just tonight making his
frst appearance in town, but the veteran
stringman is well known among devotees
of contemporary acoustic folk and blues.
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 33
hey say you should write
what you know. So was British
screenwriter John Hodge
(Trainspotting, Shallow Grave) merely
expanding on his own unhappy
experiences in Hollywood when
he turned his unfnished flm script
about Joseph Stalin into a stage play
about the famed dictator and the
beleaguered Soviet writer Mikhail
Bulgakov (Master and Margarita), a
true life man-vs-monster tale of artistic
compromise in the face of real danger?
Hard to say, but you can make
up your own mind when the work,
Collaborators, directed by the huge-
ly popular Brit Nicholas Hytner
which has earned Hodge his best
reviews since Trainspotting kicks
off the 2012 National Theatre Live
series of HD screenings. Now at the
Lobero Theater downtown, the UCSB-
sponsored series includes Nicholas
Wrights Travelling Light, also directed
by Hytner, on March 7, and Oliver
Goldsmiths classic She Stoops to
Conquer, directed by Jamie Lloyd,
on April 19. Series tickets cost $42
general, $21 for students; individual
screenings are $18 and $10. Call 893-
3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.
Meanwhile, Hodge filled us in on
his motivation and method in a tele-
phone interview from his home in
England earlier this week.
Q. What got you interested in writing
this play? I understand it grew out of
a screenplay you were having difficulty
A. Yeah, thats pretty much right. It
was a screenplay about Stalins youth,
when he was moving in underground
revolutionary Georgia in the 19th cen-
tury. The allure of the Marxist revolu-
tion was a long way off from being
tarnished. He was part of the glamor-
ous avant-garde movement; he wrote
poetry, seduced woman. It was all
good. But that didnt quite fit into
the two-hour play format, so I had to
change the theme a bit.
But why Stalin in first place?
Hes a fascinating man, the clas-
sic outsider who becomes the estab-
lishment and re-forms it in his own
image. His life and achievements, if
you look back to period when he rises
to become a great czar and control a
huge empire, it wasnt an accident.
He wasnt a good orator, but he had
charisma, intelligence and a lot of
charm. Its said Hitler was boring and
charmless. But Stalin was the oppo-

Chua the fat with controversial
author Whether you think Amy
Chua the author of the memoir-guide
to extreme child-rearing Battle Hymn of
the Tiger Mother is a courageous role
model or completely off her old-school
rocker, theres no denying the infuence
of her monumentally successful book.
The runaway bestseller has just come
out in paperback, so now the Yale law
professors theories and stories will have
even greater reach among the masses.
Even those who disagree with her
priorities and approach have enjoyed
the witty, provocative and laugh-out-
loud funny account about the rewards
and costs of raising her two children the
strict Chinese way, including bans on
sleepovers, play dates or other leisurely
staples of American childhood in favor
of a relentless focus on schoolwork and
practicing musical instruments. Alternately hailed as an admirable force against the
culture of stupidity and reviled as the worst mother ever, Chua is no stranger to
tackling tough topics: her frst two books were titled World on Fire: How Exporting
Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability and Day of
Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance and Why They Fall. What
a way for UCSB to kick off its 2012 lecture series. WHEN: 3pm WHERE: UCSBs
Campbell Hall COST: $15 ($10 for UCSB students and youths 18 & under) INFO:
893-3535 or

Hairspray on the Big Stage The new
co-production between Big Stage and Santa
Barbara Dance Arts takes a giant leap
forward or backward to the 60s to be more
precise with this weekends presentation of
Hairspray. Although the popular Broadway
musical about corpulent teenager Tracy
Turnblads dream to dance on a local
Baltimore TV show that turns into a vehicle for
social change has been seen around town in
touring and resident company performances
recently, the timing is also fortunate with
the show falling on Martin Luther King Jr.
weekend. On the other hand, while the show
contains some poignant social commentary
about the era during which Dr. King was most
effective, its also a rockin song-and-dance
musical spectacular, that should both give the
young performers who are ages 9-26 and
have been rehearsing rigorously since September a chance to shine and delight the
audience with its infectious energy. The production features original choreography
by Steven Lovelace, Alana Tillim and Mikie Cabrera, and a live orchestra
conducted by John Douglas. WHEN: 2pm & 7pm Saturday and Sunday WHERE:
Lobero Theatre, 33 W. Canon Perdido Street COST: $28 general, $18 students/
seniors for evening performances, $25 and $15 matinees ($50 patron tickets for all
shows include priority seating) INFO: 963-0761 or
James not only plays everything from
regular six-string guitar to slide guitar,
mandolin and guitar-banjo, he also
has created articles, instruction books
and videos for nearly all of them. His
music has been heard on A Prairie
Home Companion and hes played
alongside such artists as Ruthie Foster,
Bob Brozman, Bad Livers, Alvin
Youngblood Hart and Gary Primich,
all of whom have played in Santa Barbara
before, while his own songs have been
variously covered by artists from new-
folk phenom Ana Egge to folk/blues
godfather Dave Van Ronk. Dirty Linen
raved, Flawless fngerpicking and slide
guitar paired with an idiosyncratic style
and an exuberant performance persona
make James come on like a full band. So
even though tonights concert is offcially
the Santa Barbara Blues Societys annual
member appreciation show which means
SBBS members and one guest are admitted
free youll likely be the ones doing most
of the appreciating. The events also feature
the usual complimentary appetizers, a
dance foor, and a special live and silent
auction with supporting the Blues Society,
the oldest continuous such organization in
the U.S. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Warren
Hall at the Earl Warren Showgrounds,
3400 Calle Real COST: free to members
(membership available at the door) INFO:
722-8155 or MJ
The Mighty Pen and Mightier Sword
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
A scene
from screen-
writer John
Hodges play,
which will
be shown at
the Lobero to
start the 2012
National Theatre
Live series of HD
screenings, spon-
sored by UCSB
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 34 The Voice of the Village
Bella Vista $$$
1260 Channel Drive (565-8237)
Featuring a glass retractable roof, Bella Vis-
tas ambiance is that of an elegant outdoor
Mediterranean courtyard. Executive Chef
Alessandro Cartumini has created an inno-
vative menu, featuring farm fresh, Italian-
inspired California cuisine. Open daily for
breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 am
to 9 pm.
Cafe Del Sol $$
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 $$
1070 Coast Village Road (565-9380)
Montecitos only Chinese restaurant, here youll
fnd large portions and modern dcor. Take out
available. (Montecito Journal staff is especially
fond of the Cashew Chicken!) China Palace also
has an outdoor patio. Open seven days 11:30 am
to 9:30 pm.
Giovannis $
1187 Coast Village Road (969-1277)
Los Arroyos $
1280 Coast Village Road (969-9059)
Little Alexs $
1024 A-Coast Village Road (969-2297)
Luckys (brunch) $$ (dinner) $$$
1279 Coast Village Road (565-7540)
Comfortable, old-fashioned urban steak-
house in the heart of Americas biggest
little village. Steaks, chops, seafood,
cocktails, and an enormous wine list are
featured, with white tablecloths, fine
crystal and vintage photos from the 20th
century. The bar (separate from dining
room) features large flat-screen TV and
opens at 4 pm during the week. Open
nightly from 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday &
Sunday brunch from 9 am to 3 pm.
Valet Parking.
Montecito Caf $$
1295 Coast Village Road (969-3392)
Montecito Coffee Shop $
1498 East Valley Road (969-6250)
Montecito Wine Bistro $$$
516 San Ysidro Road 969-7520
Head to Montecitos upper village to indulge
in some California bistro cuisine. Chef
Nathan Heil creates seasonal menus that
$ (average per person under $15)
$$ (average per person $15 to $30)
$$$ (average per person $30 to $45)
$$$$ (average per person $45-plus)
include fsh and vegetarian dishes, and fresh
fatbreads straight out of the wood-burning
oven. The Bistro offers local wines, classic
and specialty cocktails, single malt scotches
and aged cognacs.
Pane Vino $$$
1482 East Valley Road (969-9274)
Peabodys $
1198 Coast Village Road (969-0834)
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 Mares $$/$$$
50 Los Patos Way (969-6705)
Stonehouse $$$$
San Ysidro Ranch
900 San Ysidro Lane (565-1700)
Located in what is a 19th-century citrus pack-
inghouse, Stonehouse restaurant features a
lounge with full bar service and separate dining
room with crackling freplace and creekside
views. Chef Jamie Wests regional cuisine is
prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables
harvested from the on-site chefs garden.
Recently voted 1 of the best 50 restaurants in
America by OpenTable Diners Choice. 2010
Diners Choice Awards: 1 of 50 Most Romantic
Restaurants in America, 1 of 50 Restaurants
With Best Service in America. Open for dinner
from 6 to 10 pm daily. Sunday Brunch 10 am
to 2 pm.
Trattoria Mollie $$$
1250 Coast Village Road (565-9381)
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)
Heres 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 Roast-
ing Company coffee. Offerings are made from
fresh, seasonal ingredients found at Farmers
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 flat
bread made daily. Owner Jeff Rypysc and
staff deliver locally and cater office parties,
luncheons or movie shoots. Also serving
breakfast (7am to 11 am), and brewing Peets
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 Montecitos Upper Village, serving fresh
baked pastries, regular and espresso coffee
drinks, smoothies, burritos, homemade
soups, deli salads, made-to-order sandwiches
and wraps available, and boasting a fully
stocked salad bar. Its sunny patio draws
crowds of regulars daily. The shop also
carries specialty drinks, gift items, grocery
staples, and produce. Open everyday 5:30 am
to 8 pm.
Village Cheese & Wine
1485 East Valley Road (969-3815)

In Summerland / Carpinteria
The Barbecue Company $$
3807 Santa Claus Lane (684-2209)
Cantwells Summerland Market $
2580 Lillie Avenue (969-5894)
Corktree Cellars $$
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 atmo-
sphere. An extensive wine list features over
110 bottles of local and international wines,
which are also available in the eatery's
retail section.
Garden Market $
3811 Santa Claus Lane (745-5505)
Jacks Bistro $
5050 Carpinteria Avenue (566-1558)
Serving light California Cuisine, Jacks offers
freshly baked bagels with whipped cream
cheeses, omelettes, scrambles, breakfast bur-
ritos, specialty sandwiches, wraps, burgers,
salads, pastas and more. Jacks offers an ex-
tensive espresso and coffee bar menu, along
with wine and beer. They also offer full ser-
vice catering, and can accommodate wedding
receptions to corporate events. Open Monday
through Friday 6:30 am to 3 pm, Saturday
and Sunday 7 am to 3 pm.
Nugget $$
2318 Lillie Avenue (969-6135)
Padaro Beach Grill $
3765 Santa Claus Lane (566-9800)
A beach house feel gives this seaside eatery
its charm and makes it a perfect place to
bring the whole family. Its new owners added
a pond, waterfall, an elevated patio with
freplace and couches to boot. Enjoy grill op-
tions, along with salads and seafood plates.
The Grill is open Monday through Sunday
11 am to 9 pm
Slys $$$
686 Linden Avenue (684-6666)
Slys features fresh fsh, farmers market veg-
gies, traditional pastas, prime steaks, Blue Plate
Specials and vintage desserts. Youll 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.
Stackys Seaside $
2315 Lillie Avenue (969-9908)
Summerland Beach Caf $
2294 Lillie Avenue (969-1019)
Tinkers $
2275 C Ortega Hill Road (969-1970)
Santa Barbara / Restaurant Row
Andersens Danish Bakery &
Gourmet Restaurant $
1106 State State Street (962-5085)
Established in 1976, Andersens 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 $$
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard (730-1111)
Located adjacent to Hotel Mar Monte, the
bistro serves breakfast and lunch featur-
ing all-American favorites. Dinner is a mix
of traditional favorites and coastal cuisine.
The lounge advancement to the restaurant
features a big screen TV for daily sporting
events and happy hour. Open Monday-
Friday 6:30 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday
6:30 am to 10 pm.
Chucks Waterfront Grill $$
113 Harbor Way (564-1200)
Located next to the Maritime Museum, enjoy
some of the best views of both the mountains
and the Santa Barbara pier sitting on the newly
renovated, award-winning patio, while enjoy-
ing fresh seafood straight off the boat. Dinner is
served nightly from 5 pm, and brunch is offered
on Sunday from 10 am until 1 pm. Reservations
are recommended.
El Paseo $$
813 Anacapa Street (962-6050)
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Bar-
bara in a Mexican plaza setting, El Paseo is the
place for authentic Mexican specialties, home-
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 35
made chips and salsa, and a cold margarita
while mariachis stroll through the historic
restaurant. The dcor refects its rich Spanish
heritage, with bougainvillea-draped balconies,
fountain courtyard dining and a festive bar.
Dinner specials are offered during the week,
with a brunch on Sundays. Open Tuesday
through Thursday 4 pm to 10 pm, Friday and
Saturday 11:30 am to 10:30 pm, and Sunday
10:30 am to 9 pm.
Enterprise Fish Co. $$
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 $$
210 Stearns Wharf (963-3311)
Enjoy ocean views at the historic Harbor
Restaurant on Stearns Wharf. Featuring prime
steaks and seafood, a wine list that has earned
Wine Spectator Magazines Award of Excel-
lence for the past six years and a full cocktail
bar. Lunch is served 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Monday-Friday, 11 am to 3 pm Saturday and
Sunday. Dinner is served 5:30 pm to 10 pm,
early dinner available Saturday and Sunday
starting at 3 pm.
Los Agaves $
600 N. Milpas Street (564-2626)
Los Agaves offers eclectic Mexican cuisine, us-
ing only the freshest ingredients, in a casual and
friendly atmosphere. Serving lunch and dinner,
with breakfast on the weekends, Los Agaves fea-
tures traditional dishes from central and south-
ern Mexico such as shrimp & fsh enchiladas,
shrimp chile rellenos, and famous homemade
mole poblano. Open Monday- Friday 11 am to
9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 9 pm.
Mir $$$$
8301 Hollister Avenue at Bacara Resort & Spa
Mir is a refned refuge with stunning views,
featuring two genuine Miro sculptures, a top-
rated chef offering a sophisticated menu that
accents fresh, organic, and native-grown in-
gredients, and a world-class wine cellar. Open
Tuesday through Saturday from 6 pm
to 10 pm.
Olio e Limone Ristorante $$$
Olio Pizzeria $
17 West Victoria Street (899-2699)
Elaine and Alberto Morello oversee this
friendly, casually elegant, linen-tabletop eatery
featuring Italian food of the highest order. Of-
ferings include eggplant souff, pappardelle
with quail, sausage and mushroom rag, and
fresh-imported Dover sole. Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence-winning wine list. Private
dining (up to 40 guests) and catering are also
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.
Renauds $
3315 State Street (569-2400)
Located in Loreto Plaza, Renauds is a bakery
specializing in a wide selection of French
pastries. The breakfast and lunch menu is
composed of egg dishes, sandwiches and
salads and represents Renauds personal
favorites. Brewed coffees and teas are organic.
Open Monday-Saturday 7 am to 5 pm, Sunday
7 am to 3 pm.
Rodneys Steakhouse $$$
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard (884-8554)
Deep in the heart of well, deep in the heart of
Fess Parkers Doubletree Inn on East Beach
in Santa Barbara. This handsome eatery sells
and serves only Prime Grade beef, lamb, veal,
halibut, salmon, lobster and other high-end
victuals. Full bar, plenty of California wines,
elegant surroundings, across from the ocean.
Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday at
5:30 pm. Reservations suggested on weekends.
Maravilla $$$
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 Inns 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-
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site, like a Bill Clinton in America. He
was able to demand a close knit, very
loyal following that could stride him
into power. He had girlfriends, and
was a top student. But he hasnt been
well-served with drama mostly you
see him on the balcony as a despicable
human. So thats a challenging char-
acter for a dramatist to illustrate as
someone you want to see.
There isnt a lot of documentation of
Stalins personality. How did you deal
with that?
Someone said to me early on, the
director actually, that we just have to
make him up. We have no idea what
he was like. I knew that already objec-
tively, but it was liberating to hear. All
we had to do was be sure it fit with the
facts. So it was making up a human
being rather than rigidly conform to
some historical stereotype. Nowadays
we do know what people are like,
with the video and all the records.
Its more difficult with historical fig-
ures. So you have that license to just
How did you find the balance between
those who are students of the era or his-
torians, and those who have no idea who
Stalin or Mikhail Bulgakov were but just
want to see an entertaining play?
Its no single judgment. As you go
along you have to decide if its too
much story or not enough. Its a fine
line of how much reading to do before
I can decide I can get this piece of
exposition over in a more economic
way. You have something youre aim-
ing for, and you try it out on other
people and eventually settle on what
you hope is a reasonable midpoint
where its not off-putting but you
would still enjoy it more if you read
something before or afterwards. Even
in Shakespeare it really pays to know
a couple of pages before you go in so
youre not worried about the plot and
can just enjoy the language. Its pos-
sible with Collaborators to know noth-
ing, but youll enjoy it more if you at
least read the program.
Collaborators is your first stage play.
How different is it for you writing for the
live theater versus film?
The great thing about theater is you
can be anywhere effortlessly, and it
doesnt cost you anything. You can
get the audience to suspend disbelief
without worrying about the budget.
Theres that physical freedom and
validity that belies the fact youre
stuck in a dark auditorium. Its very
liberating. And I was also interested
in the challenge of doing something
new. And of course, writing for the
stage you see a much closer represen-
tation of your work in the end than
you do on screen. I had the experience
all writers get at some point that you
write a lot more scripts than end up
getting made as movies.
Which of course brings up the question:
is there some parallel with the hero of your
play, who is forced to work with Stalin,
and your own Hollywood story? Not that
youve so much been bullied by power but
certainly have had to make compromises.
Well, a little bit. One has to be cau-
tious in complaining too much about
the writers lot, at least nowadays.
Its a business, but its very reward-
ing. Theres lots of money involved
and the people who are investing it
want to have a say. You just have to
live with the interference or dont
do it. This play shows a relation-
ship between Stalin as the ultimate
producer, with the power of life and
death, not just editorial. [But on the
other hand], that relationship with
the scribe doesnt change anywhere
anytime. It happens with any studio
all over the world.
Right. The worst they can say is Youll
never eat lunch in this town again.
As opposed to Stalin saying, Youll
never eat lunch again.
Are you that brave or courageous as
your hero, or at least how youd like to be
in your best moments?
No, no. Id be on the other side. Id
be with the large gang of people who
originally signed up with the party
order and caved in right away. He was
pretty exceptional in that he was pre-
pared to protest even after being fired
and banned, he just didnt seem able
to give in and write what he was told.
Thats what makes him stand out, and
I think why he was chosen to do this
particular job, because it meant more.
As far as what I would do, Id like to
think you never know. But I know.
So now were seeing your play here in
America, but its back up on the movie
screen, in two dimensions, albeit in HD.
Yeah, but its live (or recorded live).
I had to keep reminding myself when I
watched it that unlike regular movies,
something could always go wrong.
Thank God it didnt.
Piano with Passion
and Playfulness
Its easy to see why famed documen-
tarian Ken Burns wanted Jacqueline
Schwab to play on the soundtracks
to his period films. And were not just
talking about her music.
Schwab got her first smart cell
phone on the day before our inter-
view earlier this week so she could
finally get reception at her home on
Cape Cod, but Im still learning how
to use it, so you should try my home
phone first, she wrote, adding tech-
nophobe after her name in the sig-
That kind of vintage thinking would
probably be music to Burns ears.
What we do know for sure is that
Schwabs approach to the piano truly
was music to his ears. The direc-
tor/producer bought the first CD
Burns made with her old-time music-
contradance band Bare Necessities
fresh out of college at New England
Conservatory, and soon hired her to
play on his Grammy award-winning
Civil War soundtrack, and has so far
used her on a dozen other recordings
for his films including Baseball, The
War and National Parks.
But if Schwab who makes her
Santa Barbara debut in a Song Tree
Concert Series show on Saturday
night has found a musical sponsor
in the documentarian, hes also served
as her muse.
Ken gets into my soul, it seems,
she said. He works very fast and
immediate. It draws very emotional
performances out of me that way,
these off-the-cuff responses that come
from deep inside.
Besides serving as a big vote of
confidence, working with Burns
has fine-tuned the approach Schwab
already had, she said. Its a much
sparer sound, sometimes just one fin-
ger and melody only, with no orna-
ments. He really helped develop this
side of me that hadnt come to the
surface before.
But Schwab developed the foun-
dation on her own in her years at
NEC, where she was part of the then
Third String program now known
as Contemporary Improvisation.
The idea was to take the folk music
you love and make it yours, she
explained. It was about developing
our ears, and carving out your own
Parlor songs, traditional and popu-
lar dance tunes, vintage American
heart songs from Stephen Foster
and others, airs, hymns, spirituals,
ragtime, blues, tango and Latin waltz-
es all find a home in a Schwab concert.
Youll hear songs you know in a dif-
ferent way, and hopefully some more
obscure songs too, she explained.
The playing comes out of a folk scene
where everyone is welcome you just
go to the pub and play. Thats the feel-
ing Im trying to create. Its part of our
countrys heritage, in our collective
memories one way or another... And
I love playing all those old pieces. I
take them and put into them what Ive
heard through being on the folk scene,
in dance camps where people play
all night, fiddling till the sun comes
up. There are so many musicians and
approaches and I try to put that onto
the piano in my own way, sort of to
say, This music is alive and well in
our day. Even in the smartphone era,
this music is alive and well.
Jacqueline Schwab performs on
Saturday at 7:30pm at the Live Oak
Universalist Unitarian Church in Goleta.
Tickets are $15 at the door or online. Call
403-2639 or visit
Focus on Film
In a new and unprecedented collab-
orative venture with the almost new
Carsey-Wolf Center and the newly-
named Art, Design & Architecture
Museum on campus, UCSBs Arts &
Lecture is presenting an ambitious
film series dubbed, simply, Art |
Architecture on Film. The series
encompasses six Sunday afternoon
double-feature documentaries on art-
ists, designers and architects, the vast
majority of which have never screened
before in Santa Barbara. The films
span genres, approaches and decades
and could easily take its cue from
famed graffiti artist Keith Haring the
subject of the first film being screened
this Sunday whose mantra was Art
is for everyone.
Christina Clausens 2008 portrait
film The Universe of Keith Haring
delves behind the scenes literally,
as Clausen is fond of zooming in on
her interview subjects eyes of the
downtown NYC art scene of the six-
ties, as does Tamra Davis 2010 doc
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,
a chronicling of the nova-like career of
the cult artist of the same era.
Heres the rest of the schedule:
Jan. 22: Urbanized and Objectified,
director Gary Hustwits follow-ups to
his successful font doc Helvetica.
Feb. 12: How Much Does Your Building
Weigh, Mr. Foster? and Malls R Us
Feb. 19: Alice Neel and Over Your
Cities Grass Will Grow
March 4: Eames: The Architect and the
Painter (with filmmaker Bill Jersey in
attendance) and Visual Acoustics: The
Modernism of Julius Shulman (narrated
by Dustin Hoffman)
March 11: In a Dream, Fold Crumple
Crush: The Art of El Anatsui and The
Future of Mud: A Tale of Houses and
Lives in Djenne
The films will all screen at Carsey-
Wolfs Pollock Theater, a state-of-the-
art 300-seat facility thats been up
and running for less than two years
and rarely offers events open to the
public. A complimentary wine recep-
tion will be held between screenings
every Sunday, but unfortunately, save
for the one event March 4, neither the
ENTErTAINMENT (Continued from page 33)
Jacqueline Schwab, whose music can be heard
on the soundtracks of multiple Ken Burns docu-
mentaries, will make her Santa Barbara debut on
Saturday at the Song Tree Concert Series
12 19 January 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 37
filmmakers nor any of the subjects
will be available to talk about the
Ive always wanted to do a real
festival with the filmmakers and
architects coming to campus with the
films, explained Arts & Lecture asso-
ciate director Roman Baratiak, who
has been compiling a list of films on
the subject for years. But we always
have so many events going on at A&L
its just not possible for us to do it.
With this collaboration the series at
least has some consistency to it. The
films are all fantastic.
Admission is $10 per day, which
includes both films and the recep-
tion. Call 893-3535 or visit www.
SBIFF opens two weeks from this
issues publication date, and with
the addition of the half-dozen actors
being honored with the Virtuoso
Awards, the likely Oscar nomination
tally just keeps going up, as usual.
Rooney Mara is a lock at best actress
for her role as Lisbeth Salander in
David Finchers Girl with the Dragon
Tattoo, and Oscar pundits are pre-
dicting a nod for Shailene Woodley,
who played George Clooneys older
daughter in The Descendants. With
previously announced tributees Viola
Davis a certain supporting actress
nominee for The Help, and Christopher
Plummer as the odds-on favorite to
take home the statue for his role as a
man in his sixties who comes out as
gay after his wife dies in Beginners,
expect the red carpets to be packed
with fans and paparazzi, once again,
as always. Get your passes now.

Pop Notes
The touring acts in the club scene
get going again in earnest this week,
beginning with an acoustic evening
with eclectic songwriter-producer
Clarence Greenwood, better known
as Citizen Cope. The blues-soul-funk-
folk-rocker, a road dog and veter-
an recording artist, does his thing
at SOhO in a Club Mercy-sponsored
concert on Thursday. Thats also the
same night that No Use for a Name
hit Velvet Jones in a New Noise/
Numbskull co-promote, which also
brings Roach Gigz and Nima Fadavi
to the same venue on Saturday. In
between, on Friday the 13th, Club
Mercy hosts Hawaiian-Samoan reg-
gae singer J Boog at SOhO.
In the jazz genre, the Santa Barbara
Jazz Society kicks off 2012 with Santa
Barbaras own Latin jazz great Luis
Munoz. The Costa Rican percus-
sionist-composer boasts 35 years of
terrific music including writing for
documentaries, animated films, dance
and theater and has worked as a
music producer, arranger or percus-
sionist for an impressive list of artists
from Airto Moreira and Flora Purm
to Etta James and former Montecito
resident Jim Messina. Munoz who
will play drums, melodica and flute
will be joined in the traditional
second Sunday afternoon concert at
SOhO by Jonathan Dane on trumpet,
flugelhorn and cornet; Tom Etchart
on acoustic and electric bass; George
Friedenthal on piano; and Narciso
Sotomayor on acoustic and electric
guitar. MJ
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