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Wheels of fortune: The late Paul Walker’s 30-car collection on the auction block, p. 6

THIS WEEK IN MONTECITO, P. 11 • CALENDAR OF EVENTS, P. 42 • OPEN HOUSES, P. 45

Four Homes & a chapel

Pearl Chase Society hosts house tour from Westmont to the doors of four residences designed by architect George Washington Smith and the chapel where he and Lutah Riggs are interred (Story begins on p.12)

Hair It Is

Michele Mallet’s fashionable Belle de Jour salon on Coast Village Road celebrates grand opening, p. 18

Land of Enchantment

Jerry Dunn Jr. explores northern New Mexico, from cliff dwellings to the Jemez Mountains volcanic range, p. 32

Stepping Out

Sonja Wilkerson and Jeanne Mayer suggest it’s time to take it from the top to Shim Sham Shuffle-off-to-Buffalo, p. 22


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INSIDE THIS ISSUE 5 Drought Defense Bob Hazard agrees “More has to be done” and unearths five recommendations to expand on the Central Coast’s bridge over troubled water 6 Montecito Miscellany Paul Walker’s car collection; Oprah’s chai high; Margo Cohen-Feinberg’s great-nephew comes up short; Lutah exhibit at SB Historical Museum; cocktail soirée at Lucky’s; Wildlife Sanctuary Awards at country club; Junior League of SB fundraiser; Chocolate de Vine bash; Off the Wall with SB Museum of Art; Anchors Aweigh! at Mad Hatter gala; Bill Foley party at hostelry; Women’s Fund celebrates 10th anniversary; Allen Sides’ bash for granddaughter; Beauty and the Beast at Granada; “License to Shop” raises $165K; “Time Stands Still” takes Center Stage; Arlington Tavern’s Ron True celebrates 2nd year 8 Letters to the Editor Robert Bradley calls for Thought Police; Kermit Gosnell movie in the works; safety on the streets; First Annual Car Rally on horizon; Leoncio Martins’s latest take on Shaw McCutcheon ruling and political power 11 This Week MUS food drive; Good Cents; MERRAG training; The New Yorker discussion; book signing at Curious Cup; “The Coot Elimination Committee” in Carpinteria; authors make history at Montecito Country Club; Artists Studio Tour; book signing; Cocktails & Conservatives; Wings of Freedom; Montecito Association meets; Oysters & Wine Tide Guide Handy chart to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach 12 Village Beat Pearl Chase Society hosts Historic Homes Tour in Montecito; Belle de Jour opens on Coast Village Road;  Board of Supervisiors discusses Juarez-Hosmer Adobe; Walk & Talk at La Casa de Maria; Cold Spring School celebrates Arbor Day with Santa Barbara Beautiful; artists tour  14 Seen Around Town “Seniors Have Talent” sells out Marjorie Luke; 10th anniversary of Women’s Fund; Pacific Pride having a ball; and philanthropy luncheon at Coral Casino

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20 Coup de Grace Grace Rachow gets out of the house, opens her ears, and enjoys a complimentary night at the symphony 21 Seniority Diana Basehart Foundation fundraiser for animals slated for May 17 in Summerland 22 Tap and Be Happy Jeanne Mayer puts on her dancing shoes and discovers what’s on tap at the Goleta Community Center 26 Montecito Insider A dozen teens prepare to “Sing It Out!” at AHA! event May 17 in Goleta; J.McLaughlin grand opening set for May 15 29 Your Westmont The college honors a record-number of students in the Class of 2014 32 Curious Traveler Jerry Dunn ventures into the past around Santa Fe and Los Alamos, traversing cliff dwellings and a volcanic range while getting a piece of the rock 38 Legal Advertisement 42 Calendar of Events Scottish guitarist Paul Galbraith at the Lobero; author and radio host Sandra Tsing  Loh speaks out at UCSB; The Coot Elimination Committee on stage in Carpinteria; curtain falls on Camerata Pacifica’s 24th season; USCB hosts The Arabian Nights; Song Tree Concert Series’ swan song; Beatrice Wood inspires SB Museum of Art exhibition; Ira Flatow and science’s impact; Keb’ Mo’ returns to the Lobero; Environmental Defense Center outings heat up 44 On Entertainment Legendary songwriter Alan Bergman at the Lobero; UCSB dance professor Jerry Pearson’s Body of Work; Kenji William’s “message of oneness” Bella Gaia comes to the Granada 45 93108 Open House Directory 46 Classified Advertising Our very own “Craigslist” of classified ads, in which sellers offer everything from summer rentals to estate sales 47 Local Business Directory Smart business owners place business cards here so readers know where to look when they need what those businesses offer

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DROUGHT DEFENSE 

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

Five Ideas to Secure Cool, Clear Water for A Long Time

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ecause we live in a semi-arid environment with regularly recurring droughts, our leaders need to create a unified water policy that will carry us well beyond the next heavy rain. Unfortunately, many among us believe that if we do nothing, a combination of continued conservation and a hoped-for record rainfall from El Nino in 2015 will provide salvation... again. What is needed, however, is a broader approach to what is clearly an ongoing regional challenge. Elected leaders have an obligation to craft ideas and solutions that can bridge their disparate interests and priorities. Here are five suggestions to lead the way:

1) Permanent Behavioral Changes in Water Usage

Goleta, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara have already embraced strong conservation programs. Montecito and Summerland have responded by cutting water usage 47% in their first month of mandatory rationing. Rationing, coupled with the threat of penalty payments, mandatory flow restrictors, and service cut-offs for repeat offenders, seems to have inspired cooperation... so far.

2) Water Supply Security

We are fortunate on the south Central Coast that most of our communities, except for Montecito and Summerland, are blessed with aquifers that still have a supply of potable water. However, another year of drought will put us all into the same crisis mode. A wake-up call for local control and self-sufficiency is needed now before the next water calamity.

3) Re-Activate Desalination Plant

Darlene Bierig, president of the Montecito Water District (MWD) Board, argues persuasively, “We need to diversify our drinking water supply portfolio to include seawater desalination because it provides a locally controlled and reliable supply of drinking water during times of drought or other natural disasters. Water security needs to be a top priority, not just for Montecito, but for our entire area.” MWD is actively involved in the re-activation of the city-owned and operated desalination plant, which the City of Santa Barbara has mothballed since shortly after its commissioning in 1992. Together, the City of Santa Barbara and the MWD have selected Carollo Engineers to update its previous 2009 study that concluded rehabilitation of the Santa Barbara desalination facility would cost $17.7 million, plus $2.5 million in distribution improvements. The 2009 study indicated that desalination operating costs are estimated to be between $1,435 and $1,477 per acre-foot. The plant, which originally took only nine months to build, would not be contracted until late in 2015 with a construction time of 12 months. Unfortunately, the City of Santa Barbara views desalinated water as a last resort for drought back-up. MWD views desalination as “an essential component of drinking water supply security” moving forward. The city has made it clear that should conditions change in terms of additional rainfall, more state water, or the ability to purchase lower cost water from alternative sources, the desalination study would be abandoned. A supply portfolio that includes a desalination component is essential for drought planning on the south Central Coast in the absence of a reliable state water emergency commitment at the times when we need it most.

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Up to 75% of California’s water is used for irrigation. Does it really make sense to continue to use potable drinking water for non-essential uses such as watering lawns and gardens, maintaining golf courses, hedges and landscaping, industrial cooling, growing hothouse flowers, and even growing food? Both regulatory and regional funding support are needed to restart the City of Santa Barbara’s 25-year-old El Estero Wastewater Treatment plant and to provide the delivery system (pumps, pipes, meters) for regional interconnection and outdoor irrigation usage. Recycled water is less expensive than either state water or desalinated water. Hillary Hauser, executive director of Heal The Ocean says it best, “We should not be dumping our wastewater into our

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Thought Police Plan

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he woman who secretly recorded, during a sexual interlude, the private thoughts of her benefactor has unwittingly uncovered a weakness in our social system. It is obviously time we instituted some form of Thought Police. Who knows how many people may be circulating who are secretly harboring racist or even – God forbid! – sexist thoughts? This is so urgent a requirement that no time should be lost, lest such people give voice to their evil thoughts. The Thought Police should be trained to detect likely suspects by their facial expressions or general attitude that would betray their culpability. They would then be hurried down to Thought Police headquarters, thoroughly grilled to elicit any trace of racist or sexist thought before receiving condign punishment and sufficiently adequate brain-washing treatment. Let this be done immediately for the good of the country and of the mental health of its citizens! Robert T. Bradley Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: Excellent idea, Mr. Bradley. However, George Orwell was way ahead of you. In his apocryphal novel 1984, thoughtcrime – holding controversial or socially unacceptable thoughts – was a punishable offense, called crimethink. In real life, the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, China under Mao, most likely North Korea under the various Kim Jongs, and, of course, in some Muslim countries if one is found to hold views that contradict sharia law, the crime is apostasy and punishment is stern. But, let’s face it, you are in good company. The quicker we can punish politically incorrect thoughts and opinions – a phrase coined, coincidentally, by Mao Zedong – the safer we’ll all be. – J.B.)

Kermit Gosnell Movie Nears Goal

The authorities in Pennsylvania did nothing about the horrors happening in “Dr.” Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic and the mainstream media did nothing about covering his trial. But now you can do something about it. You can help us to make sure this story is known to millions of people in America. We have a lot of fantastic news for you. First, we are getting close to making the Gosnell movie a reality; we

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have now raised over $1.8 million from nearly 19,000 people! We still have nearly $300,000 to raise and we have to get it this week, but the outpouring of support from so many of you makes us very hopeful. Check our live progress here: www.gosnell movie.com. We’ve been also making waves in the media: 1) Do you remember how Kickstarter wanted us to remove phrases describing what Gosnell did? The fact is, Gosnell stabbed babies to death, but Kickstarter said that describing the stabbings would violate its “community guidelines.” Well, we would not allow Kickstarter to silence us. We put a billboard up next to Kickstarter’s headquarters in Brooklyn explaining what happened, and both The New York Post and the Hollywood Reporter wrote great stories about it. 2) Sarah Palin wrote great posts on her Facebook and Twitter about our project and that created quite a bit of online buzz. Here’s what she wrote: “Courageous and conscientious filmmakers are making a movie about serial killer Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist responsible for the deaths of countless babies born alive and then murdered by him in cold blood.” 3) Sloane Brown, the young star of the hit reality TV show The Drama Queen on E! network has made a video expressing her support for our crowd-funding campaign and encouraging others to contribute. We still need to raise over $300,000 and we only have 9 days left to do that, so we really need your help: www.gosnellmovie.com Also, we’re now offering a special new perk for this Mother’s Day. If you haven’t already, please give what you can now to be a part of this historic crowdfunding campaign: www.gosnellmovie.com We have only until May 12 to raise all the funds or we might lose it all. And please join us on our Facebook and Twitter. It’s a great way for all of us to talk and share good news as it happens. Thank you, Phelim McAleer Ann McElhinney gosnellmovie.com (Editor’s note: Phelim and Ann are the Irish filmmakers responsible for the documentaries FrackNation and Not Evil Just Wrong.) 8 – 15 May 2014


Let’s Be Safe Out There

As I drive around Montecito on a daily basis, lately I have observed an ever-increasing propensity of young adults who are willfully riding their bicycles sans their helmets. I have also noticed an increasing number of young Montecito cyclists who are consistently failing to yield the right of way on our hallowed highways, and I have personally witnessed the blatant running of stop signs by many of our two-wheeled friends (often without nary a hint these ardent cyclists were even attempting to slow down for cross traffic). By the way, a new California law takes effect in September that will require drivers to keep at least a “threefoot buffer zone” between their vehicles and any bicyclists on the highway (with significant fines to be charged to motorists who are cited for violating this new DMV mandate). Therefore, it appears our local cyclists are, for the time being, at least temporarily “winning the battle” (but let’s just hope some of them don’t end up ultimately “losing the war”).   Please be safe out there! Phil Palmquist, CPA Hocking Denton Palmquist Upper Montecito Village

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5) Admit State Water Has Been A Political Hoax

In 1991, Santa Barbara County voters were assured by the State Water Department that the best long-term answer to a drought was to fund the coastal branch of the State Water Project. The cost of the coastal branch hook-up was not to exceed $270 million. Two decades later, the cost has escalated to $1.76 billion, including bond interest. MWD spends 47% of its budget, or $5 million each year, for its share of state water infrastructure costs, whether it receives one drop of state water. Worse, deliveries have averaged only 36% of promised allocations. This year, the state water allocation has dropped to zero – not a single drop; next year, maybe 5%, at best. The lesson learned is that when in drought, we cannot rely on outside help. Rather, we need a locally owned and operated water supply source, such as a desalination plant coupled with a wastewater recycling plant, both powered by a low-cost energy source, such as wave, solar, or natural gas, to produce a reliable supply of both potable and recycled landscape water.

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Currently, each of our locally elected officials seems to have a different approach to solving our water woes. We need to pressure them to support a comprehensive long-term approach. Governor Jerry Brown last week responded to California’s emergency drought by ordering wildlife officials to take steps to help salmon and Delta smelt survive the drought by urging the release of more water downstream from reservoirs going dry. He also called on residents and businesses to conserve more. We need to convince him that desalination and recycling are twin programs that are more cost effective than his proposed multi-billion dollar Twin Tunnel project. Das Williams is a non-believer in desalination. Lois Capps and HannahBeth Jackson send administrative assistants to every local meeting, promising federal and state aid. Unfortunately, the decision makers in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento are receiving mixed and conflicting messages about what we need in this region. Mayor Helene Schneider has been surprisingly quiet on water issues. Surely a reliable supply of drinking water is at least as important to her as a painted blue line to mark rising sea levels, or a ban on plastic bags, or a widened railroad bridge at the Cabrillo 101 interchange. City council has agreed to fund another desalination study, but without a sense of urgency. South County supervisor Salud Carbajal suggests a summit conference of county supervisors and water purveyors to identify collective and collaborative long and short-term solutions but so far nothing has come to fruition. Supervisors Doreen Farr, and Janet Wolf have been rather passive in championing innovative programs to produce more water supplies. North County supervisors Peter Adam and Steve Lavagnino need to consider finding a suitable replacement source for a loss of state water on a par with finding support for funding infrastructure repair and maintenance (Measure M). Perhaps there is a deal to be made to trade South Coast supervisor support for the Santa Maria Energy Project for affordable low-cost energy for the Santa Barbara Desalination Plant. Santa Barbara councilmembers Gregg Hart and Bandy White have been vocal supporters of both re-opening the desal plant and re-activating the wastewater plant. As Hart noted recently, “More has to be done, faster.” •MJ That’s a message we can all embrace.

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THURSDAY, MAY 8 Book Signing at Curious Cup Sherry Shahan will be at Curious Cup Bookstore to sign her latest book, Skin and Bones. When: 4 pm to 6 pm Where: 5285 Carpinteria Avenue

THURSDAY, MAY 8 Food Drive at MUS To benefit Santa Barbara Foodbank, donations can be left in the school’s parking lot in the morning during drop off. Items needed include baby food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, rice, soup, and canned goods. When: 8:15 am to 8:30 am Where: 385 San Ysidro Road Gathering Good Cents Take your children beyond the piggy bank with free apps that teach the concept of money, saving, and “good cents.” All ages are welcome to share in a handson workshop where parents and children learn together. When: 3:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road MERRAG Meeting and Training Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Action Group is a network of trained volunteers who work and/or live in the Montecito area and respond to community disasters during the critical first 72 hours following an event. The mutual self-help organization serves Montecito’s 13,000 residents with the guidance and support of the Montecito Fire, Water, and Sanitary districts. This month, Emergency Traffic Control. When: 10 am Where: Montecito Fire Station, 595 San Ysidro Road Info: Geri, 969-2537   Discussion Group A group gathers to discuss The New Yorker When: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road

Bill Waxman’s Latest Show Actor and director Bill Waxman presents “The Coot Elimination Committee” at the Plaza Playhouse Theatre in Carpinteria. The play follows 80-year-old Mike Ryan and 70-year-old Martha Fletcher, who have set up housekeeping together in a retirement community. Mike, who has been in love with Martha all his life, has waited through her two marriages to finally have his long time dream come true. Martha, as Mike observes later in the play, is in the midst of her attempt to “have it all.” What ensues is both a poignant and often witty look at life in a community of active seniors. Featured in the cast are well-known Santa Barbara area actors Tim Whitcomb, Debbie Helm, Julie Allen, Ed Giron, Jerry O’Shinsky, Stuart Orenstein, Sandy McOwen, and Char Smith. When: May 8-18, Thursday through Saturday, 8 pm, Sundays 2 pm Where: 4916 Carpinteria Avenue Cost: $17 general admission, $12 for seniors and students Info: 684-6380, info@ plazatheatercarpinteria.com

FRIDAY, MAY 9 Montecito History Event  Bill Dedman, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Empty Mansions, a New York Times and Los Angeles Times number-one bestseller, and his co-author, Paul Clark Newell Jr., will be appearing on behalf of the Montecito Historical Archives, Inc. at the Montecito Country Club. Barbara Hoelscher Doran, who grew up at Bellosguardo, will be there to answer questions about Huguette Clark and the Clark Estate in Santa Barbara. Lecture and hors d’oeuvres $35; VIP tickets at $100 each include lecture, hors

Wings of Freedom Tour Participating in the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber, and P-51 Mustang fighter, will fly into Santa Barbara Municipal Airport for a visit from May 12 to May 14. This is a rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The Collings Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation devoted to organizing “living history” events that allows people to learn more about their heritage and history through direct participation. When: from 2 pm today until the aircraft depart May 14 at noon. Four tour info and schedule, email hchaney@collingsfoundation.org Where: Atlantic Aviation, 404 Moffett Place Info: www.collingsfoundation.org d’oeuvres, wine, autographed hardcover copy of Empty Mansions, question-andanswer period, photo ops, elegant music, and great prizes in a free drawing (such as a Segway tour for six from Stearns Wharf, to East Beach, to the Andrée Clark Bird Refuge, the Childs Estate, past Bellosguardo, the Santa Barbara Cemetery, Ty Warner’s Mansion, Butterfly Beach, the Four Seasons Biltmore, and the Coral Casino).  The goal of this fundraiser is to publish Volume III of David Myrick’s monumental historical trilogy Montecito and Santa Barbara. When: 5:30 pm to 8 pm Where: 920 Summit Road RSVP/Info: montecitohistoricalarchives.org

SATURDAY, MAY 10 Carpinteria & Summerland Artists Studio Tour 

The Artists Studio Tour is a unique opportunity to view 35 participating local artist’s studios, some of whom have shown in well-known galleries internationally and in the U.S. from Los Angeles to New York. It is also a chance to see and buy work of established artists as well as emerging talents who live in the beautiful Summerland and Carpinteria Valley. This 8th annual event is free and open to the community, and presented by Village Properties. A map and Art Studio directory will be available both online at www. artscarp.org and from the Carpinteria Arts Center and will guide you through some of the diverse fine artists studios of Carpinteria and Summerland. Some of this year’s highlights include new works by well-known local artist Cayetana (Tani) Conrad, daughter of famed author Barnaby Conrad. Tani is well-known for her paintings of figures and landscapes distinctly featuring California colors and light. Her Toro Canyon studio has been featured in a number of magazines and will be open both Saturday and Sunday during

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the tour. Originally a native of Carpinteria and just returning back to the area from a career in Santa Monica where she was working as an award-winning network TV producer, Danielle Methmann will be showcasing her latest work at Café Luna. Danielle’s photographs exude the laid-back So Cal lifestyle and capture the inspiration she gets from her surrounding environments. Danielle’s photographs will be on display at Café Luna both Saturday and Sunday. A small percentage of art sales will benefit CVAC’s (Carpinteria Valley Arts Council) missions to promote, support our local artists in their studios and galleries, Bellas Artes program, Art by the Sea kids camp, Art in Public 
Places, Flicks film club and more. When: Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11, 10 am to 5 pm Info: www.artscarp.org, or 684-7789 Book Signing in Carpinteria Award-winning author, Janet Lucy, will sign Moon Mother, Moon Daughter: Myths and Rituals that Celebrate a Girl’s Coming of Age.  When: 2 pm to 4 pm Where: 5285 Carpinteria Avenue

MONDAY, MAY 12 Cocktails & Conservatives Complimentary appetizers and Happy Hour-priced drinks will be available at an informal gathering for those wishing to share thought-provoking ideas with conservatives who are Republican, Democrat, or Independent. When: 4 pm to 6 pm Where: Café Del Sol, 30 Los Patos Way RSVP: 259-7191

TUESDAY, MAY 13 Montecito Association Meeting The Montecito Association is committed to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the semi-rural residential character of Montecito. When: 4 pm Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road

FRIDAY, MAY 16 Oysters & Wine Welcome summertime at Corks n’ Crowns Tasting Room, with hand-shucked oysters by The Jolly Oyster, and a specially paired flight of six wines. When: 5 pm Where: 32 Anacapa Street in The Funk Zone Cost: $35 for general public; $28 for wine club members •MJ

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locals telling how they manage their lives. As he said, “We learned a lot from last year’s production.” Among the 60 or so artists (mostly professional) were the Silver Follies – a dancing chorus of 12 lovely ladies, Joyce Shaar and Rich Hoag portraying the Bickersons and Burns and Allen, Déjà vu – a four-piece jazz band, a chorus of 15 hula “girls,” Peter Feldmann on banjo, Gil Rosas (he started at the Marjorie Luke when he was 15) on piano, Ulysses Jazz – a band that has played downtown at The James Joyce Pub for 15 years, internationally acclaimed Carolyn Kimball singing a medley, and The Ronelles with doowop music. There were more singers, but the credits are too many to list. The grand finale with Gil Rosas at the

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SEEN (Continued from page 14) Part of the Women’s Fund founding committee includes Joanne Rapp, Perri Harcourt, Jean Kaplan, Shirley Ann Hurley, Fritzie Yamin, and Carol Palladini

Women’s Fund recipients Terri Allison, Marsha Marcoe, Vanessa Patterson, and John Fowler

piano was a fitting end for the standing ovation that followed. CSA executive director Gary Linker wants you to know, “We have 32 trained volunteer counselors who provide support to their fellow seniors, many of whom have low incomes and live alone or in facilities. Through one-on-one mentoring, a daily morning phone call to isolated individuals, educational programs, and therapy dogs CSA assures that no one who seeks us out ages alone.” And it is free. You can contact Gary to volunteer or find out more at 963-8080.

Changing Lives Together

The big 10th anniversary of the Women’s Fund was celebrated at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort with a

to choose from.” The extensive exploration includes on-site visitation and many labor-intensive hours of research. Next year’s steering co-chairs will be Nancy Harter and Sallie Coughlin. Ron Gallo, from the Santa Barbara Foundation, who handles their fiduciary needs thanked the Women’s Fund for all they do particularly for women and children. Their total donations over the past 10 years have amounted to $4.7 million. For a contact: info@womensfundsb.org.

More recipients Elizabeth Diaz, Elsa Granados, Nathalie Gensac, Bob Bogle, and Joann Caines

move to a larger room to accommodate the 250 ladies attending. Steering chair Sallie Coughlin told the audience, “We have had a 28% increase in membership in 2013 and a 19% increase in contributions.” A remarkable feat, considering they began with

68 members in 2004 and now have about 600. The endowment fund has surpassed $100,000. It all began with a dozen women in a living room discussing ways to make a difference. Founding chair Carol Palladini said, “We were weary of planning and attending fundraisers.” Now the women combine their charitable donations to make a larger impact than possible alone. This day they awarded $550,000 to nine local nonprofits through a year-long vetting process. Those recipients were Casa Esperanza, Domestic Violence Solutions, Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, Posse Program: Opening Doors to College, SBCC: Single Parent Achievement Program, Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, Storyteller Children’s Center and Youth Interactive Santa Barbara. Research committee co-chairs Mary Rogers and Laurie Tumbler explained, “We began with a list of 200 non-profits and whittled it down to 36 agencies

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Pacific Pride co-chair Randall Day with Susan Jorgensen, executive director David Selbert and Ike with co-chair Billy Hurbaugh

Events pulled out all the stops, with the “Eiffel Tower” dominating the terrace. Royal butlers served cocktails and nibbles, while a chanteuse sang ballads and can can girls mingled. Did I mention the bare-chested guys covered with body paint? That was just outside. The entire ballroom was decorated with separate opulent cabanas all round, a band and buffet lines. As executive director David Selberg said, “This is ‘Gay Paris’ as you’ve never seen it before.” Among the many committees were the event co-chairs: Rick and Molly Ballatine, Linda Burrows, Shaun and Tracey Cassidy, Randall Day, Billy Hurbaugh and dog Ike, Tom Dittmer and Frances Schultz, Andrew and Ivana Firestone, David Walker and Polly Firestone Walker, Alice Gillaroo and Susan Jorgensen, Gary and Jeanne Newman, and Tanase Popa. To find out how Pacific Pride serves our community, log on to ppfroyal ball.com or call 963-3636.

Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon

The Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara held its annual Philanthropy Luncheon at the Coral Casino with Adele Rosen as the 2014 Woman of Valor. The ladies and a few good men gathered on the La Pacifica terrace to meet and mingle before going inside for lunch. Luncheon chair Marcy Oswald and 8 – 15 May 2014

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chair of the Women’s Division Laini Millar Melnick recognized executive director Michael Rassler and the women’s planning committee: Ellen Barish, Robin Cerf, Judi Kahan, Beth Katz, Lauren Katz, Kandy Luris-Budgor, Dale Nissenson, Marcy Oswald, Rachelle Pegg, Adele Rosen, Joan Rothenberg, Sandy Stahl, Louise Wyner, Nancy Zacky and Diane Zipperstein. Marcy introduced the keynote speaker, Ronda Carnegie from New York, who heads up Global Partnerships, TED (Technical Education Development). Marcy said, “I have known Ronda since we were 12 years old. She is my best friend.” Ronda spoke of ideas worth spreading and of curiosity and community. TED Talks is 30 years old and you can learn more about it at TED.com. The 1,700 talks are only 10 minutes long and may inspire you to achieve more. The program is now all over the world. Robin Silverlander presented Adele with her award saying that among many accomplishments Adele is responsible for 20,000 kids to visit the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. She also came up with the Design Showcase House as a fundraiser for CALM (Center for Assisted Living Management). Robin added, “She introduced me to my husband and was flower girl at our wedding.” Adele responded, “Robin, you are my chosen family.” Adele’s mantra is “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.” Past president Lauren Katz added to the tributes that came from Hanna Beth Jackson, Mayor Helene Schneider, Das Williams and Lois Capps. Cantor Mark Childs sang “Aishet Chayil” while adding special words for Adele. The Federation president Joan Rothenberg gave closing comments. The Jewish Federation has many programs that are open to all and free of charge. One of my favorites is the Schmooze Room senior luncheon. For more information, call •MJ 957-1115.

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VILLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 12) George Washington Smith employed large expanses of exterior whitewashed walls, as well as wroughtiron grillwork and recessed windows

be in Montecito for this year’s tour,” said organizer Sue Adams. Pennsylvania-born George Washington Smith studied art and architecture in Massachusetts and Paris, France, and traveled extensively throughout Europe. He moved to Montecito in 1916 as a budding young landscape painter, along with his wife, Mary Catherine Greenough, a skilled pianist and talented actress. Trying his hand at architecture, Smith built his own Andalusian farmhouse on Middle Road. It was warmly received by neighbors, who then commissioned Smith to build their homes. His successful designs led him to give up landscape painting and work fulltime as an architect. Between 1918

and his untimely death in 1930, he designed more than 60 residential and non-residential structures, mostly in Montecito and Santa Barbara. According to Pearl Chase Society historian Hattie Beresford, Smith’s travels in Spain and Mexico schooled him in the elements of Spanish vernacular architecture such as enclosed courtyards, central fountains, loggias, balconies, and thick walls; these design elements can be seen throughout this year’s tour. He also employed large expanses of exterior white-washed walls in an effort to achieve artistic shadows from trees and landscaping. In his latter years, he was assisted in his designs by his protégé and draftswoman, Lutah Maria Riggs, who later

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established her own successful practice. As part of the tour, docents and tour leaders will give extensive history on each home. The first home, known as the Canby/Cunningham House, was built in 1922. The home has recently been artfully renovated by the current owner; notable architectural details include artful rambling, and broad, expansive stucco walls with irregularly placed, recessed windows. Just down the road is the Eichheim Home, named for original owner Henry Eichheim, renowned violist, composer, and ethnomusicologist, who commissioned Smith to design and build it in 1922. The home’s entrance is marked by a two-story loggia, supported by Doric columns. The Culley House was completed in 1930. In 2012, fire broke out in the home, which was being remodeled. Since then, it has been extensively renovated but retains the feel of GWS’s design through the original ornamental wrought-iron grillwork, the plaster grills, deepset recessed windows, a half loggia connected to a balcony at the rear, and the rambling effect of the rooms, Beresford says. The fourth home is Los Sueños, which was built in 1928. The 10,500 square-foot, seven-bedroom, nine-bath residence is “both intimate and formal,” Beresford said. Both George Washington Smith and Lutah Maria Riggs are interred at the Chapel at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, which they designed in 1924. The chapel contains frescoes by famed Mexican muralist, Alfredo Ramos Martinez. Martinez also created a mural, Los Guardianes, in the loggia of the Eichheim House, and painted a monochromatic portrait of Henry Eichheim. The portrait, together with his papers and collection of musical instruments, resides at UCSB. “There are so many overlapping stories on this tour,” Beresford told us. “It’s really quite interesting and entertaining.” Participants will be treated to tea and refreshments during the tour. The tour is open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday, May 18. Tour tickets are $65 for Pearl Chase Society

members, $75 for non-members, and $95 for a ticket and a first-time-only membership. To purchase tickets, visit www.PearlChaseSociety.org.

Belle de Jour Opens

Belle de Jour owner Michele Mallet; the salon opened earlier this month in Olive Mill Plaza

Montecito’s newest salon, Belle de Jour, is open for business. The salon, owned by business partners Michele Mallet and Joel Mallet, opened its doors on April 19. It is located in Coast Village Road’s Olive Mill Plaza, down the driveway from the main street. Michele, who gave us a tour of the salon earlier this week, said she wanted to open a salon in the spirit of Paris, where she and Joel both studied hair and beauty. The salon features natural, organic products from France and Italy. “It’s the best organic hair color I’ve ever used,” Michele said. She tells us the restrictions are stricter in Europe regarding what ingredients can be put in “all-natural” products. The color line, Philip Martin’s from Italy, is oil-based instead of ammonia-based, and does not contain sulfates or parabens. The salon also features Eau de Mer and Coloristeur from Startec, other natural products that Michele prefers. “They are so natural, they don’t make a hairspray!” she said. She also carries Mirabella, a natural, organic makeup line. In just the first couple of weeks, the salon has been selling out of custom shampoo blends, made with raw pig-



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death to be used to raise the vehicles’ prices. The collection includes BMW, Audi, Mustang, and Porsche cars. Always Evolving Racing, which was founded last year by Rodas and Erik Davis, was working with Walker’s estate to organize the sale. All of the sales will be conducted through highend brokers. Walker wrapped filming of the action thriller Brick Mansions before his death and it was released last month. He was shooting Fast & Furious 7 at the time of his accident and the latest installment in the franchise is scheduled for release in April next year. Walker’s estate has been valued between $16 million and $25 million, and his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow, was named the sole beneficiary, according to court documents. A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner has scheduled a hearing for May 26 to help determine who will raise the teenager following Walker’s demise... Hoop Dreams Montecito’s most famous resident TV talk-show titan, Oprah Winfrey, has certainly got her hands full. Now that her eponymous L.A.based TV cable channel appears finally on even keel after myriad embryonic problems, Oprah was in New York the other day to launch her Teavana Oprah Chai Latte, which is now on sale at Starbucks throughout the U.S. and Canada. The self-confessed tea connoisseur and “pursuer of good, strong chai” joined Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for the launch, which will also help raise monies for her Leadership Academy Foundation in South Africa. The tea, which contains 200 calories for a small latte version, is described as “a distinctive blend featuring a bold infusion of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves, blended with loose-leaf black tea and rooibos.” It can be served as a hot or iced latte. Oprah, 60, who also celebrated her

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by Grace Rachow Ms. Rachow says that listening to classical music is reputed to make you a better person and increase your IQ by several points.

Aglow with Culture

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e have friends with season symphony tickets, and it’s not humanly possible for them to make every single performance. So every now and then, we’re offered their unused tickets. I’m always resistant to the idea of getting dressed up and heading downtown on a Saturday night. I’m not sure when going out for the evening began sounding like a chore, but it might’ve coincided with the popularity of the book, Being an Introvert is the New Black. I ask myself, “Why can’t I just stay home with the terriers and listen to YouTube music videos?” However, my husband loves going to the symphony. And every time I go, I end up loving it, too. So we’re both very grateful for this gifted nudge toward culture. A symphony performance is a culmination of the most amazing feats of human endeavor. The composer creates the score by some alchemy known only to those in the higher echelons of the creative process. In Santa Barbara, we’re lucky to have Nir Kabaretti conducting, as he has a depth of knowledge about all aspects of music and what it takes to put together performances that honor the original vision of the composer. When I was a kid, I used to think all a conductor did was wave the baton around and be dramatic, but, apparently, there’s a lot more to it than looking handsome in tails. Of course, each musician in the orchestra represents a different sort of genius in the form of focus, practice, and talent. The instruments themselves are works of art, created by an entirely different kind of artistry. And in our community we have the Granada Theatre, which not so many years ago was a funky old movie house. The building has been transformed into a first-rank venue for the performing arts, and it’s quite a treat to be inside. Given all of the above, I had to admit that getting dressed up, driving downtown, and listening to a feast of music was not too much to ask, given the enormous return on investment. So recently, we again said yes to the offer of free tickets and headed out. When we arrived at the theater, there were two violinists playing on the sidewalk in front of the Granada. They appeared to be iden-

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tical twins, and they were doing a fine job of fiddling. We scooted past them, enjoying a few notes, and then went up to the ticket taker at the door. Unfortunately, the scanner did not like our tickets. Closer inspection showed them to be for a performance in April of last year. Who knows how these tickets happened to be the ones we’d been given by our friends, but I feared we might soon be back listening to the street musicians. Before the ticket taker could accuse us of shenanigans and throw us out on our ears, there appeared another Granada worker who whisked us away to the box office. I expected we’d be forced to fork over payment for fresh tickets, which we would have done, if asked. Instead we were treated like royalty and given two fresh complimentary tickets, excellent seats, no questions asked. What customer service! If only the airline industry could figure out a way to implement such fabulous treatment of air travelers. The symphony program included a clarinet concerto by Aaron Copland. Since I once played clarinet passably well, I’m awed by the bravery required to play such a squeak-prone instrument in public. I know very well the challenges of embouchure and breath control. Don Foster, the featured clarinetist, had a great time with his stunning performance. Next was the “La Creation du Monde” by Milhaud and then Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7”. The crowd stood and we clapped until our arms ached… or at least mine did. Afterward, aglow with culture, we wended our way with the crowd through the lobby. I wondered if by chance the twin violinists would still be playing in front of the theater. It’d been two hours since we walked by them on the way in, so I was sure they’d have long ago packed up and headed home. But there they were, their bows still flying and their violin cases on the sidewalk overflowing with cash. The exiting concertgoers cheered them on. The next time I ponder whether it’s worth it to dress up and go out on a Saturday night, I’ll remember those two young violinists. There are some experiences that simply can’t •MJ be had on YouTube.

National Committee to urge the court to allow him and other wealthy donors to contribute a potentially unlimited amount. Yes, Mr. Zwick, with the court’s decision involving McCutcheon, wealthy donors may now contribute more than $3.5 million to a single party’s candidates and party committees (plus a virtually unlimited amount to supportive PACs). This will result in more than $1 billion in additional campaign contributions from only 2,800 elite donors through the 2020 election cycle. More importantly, Mr. Zwick, this will shift the balance of power even further toward wealthy donors and away from ordinary citizens. Without an aggregate limit, in 2012 just 1,219 elite donors would have contributed nearly 50 percent more to candidates and parties than President Obama and Mitt Romney raised combined from more than four million small donors. But “joint fundraising committees” will allow members of Congress and party officials to solicit much larger checks from big money donors who can contribute to many candidates or parties at once. Recent research confirms the very wealthy have starkly different policy priorities than the general public, especially on economic issues. This research also shows that the U.S. government responds deferentially to the preferences of the donor class, even when those preferences run counter to those of the general public. When the richest 10 percent differ from the rest of us, the 10 percent trumps the 90 percent. This is largely because an elite “donor class” funds a substantial portion of campaigns, and he who pays the piper calls the tune. In the 2012 elections, for example, U.S. Senate candidates raised 64 percent of their funds in contributions of at least $1,000, from just 0.04 percent of the population. This means that even the best-intentioned candidates often spend most of their time contacting a narrow set of wealthy donors and hearing about their concerns and priorities than from people who worked on the factory floor. The McCutcheon ruling will mean that an even narrower set of even wealthier donors can act as gatekeepers to more races across the country. The most effective way to control the

agenda in Congress and state capitals across the country is to control who runs for office and who wins elections. Once wealthy donors have helped placed allies in positions of power, they don’t need to bribe them in order to secure preferred policies that serve their interests. This is dangerous and threatens to shape a democracy of the money rather than the many. Sincerely, Leoncio Martins Montecito (Editor’s note: I’ve seen many a political campaign over the past 50 or so years and this I know: virtually every politician who runs for office would rather have 50 backers, each giving $10,000, to fund a reasonable campaign for a local office than to have to spend every waking moment of every year soliciting funds from thousands of individuals who may cough up $250 if they’re lucky. We know, for example, that Warren Buffett was a big supporter of President Obama and donated heavily during the last election cycle. As a reward, one could argue that Mr. Obama’s reluctance to okay the Keystone pipeline has benefited Mr. Buffett directly and handsomely, as all that oil has to travel by train and those trains are owned by companies owned by Mr. Buffett. I don’t hear any squawking in the mainstream media about what seems to many as an obvious payback. At least we know Warren Buffett, George Soros, the Service Employees International Union, and other big political contributors to the Democrat Party and can, if warranted or the mood strikes, look into what may turn out to be corrupt practices. The campaign finance regulatory apparatus currently in place simply assures that all elected officials remain in office, as well over 95% of them do during every campaign cycle. It also dissuades good men and women from running at all. As it stands, only men and women of real wealth (say, Al Gore or Jay Rockefeller) can run for office without having to solicit funds from anyone; they can simply tap their personal fortunes and go for it. I, for one, am pleased that wealthy individuals not running for office can now donate as much as $3.5 million during a campaign, although I don’t believe they should be limited at all. That means there may be less time wasted by office seekers cadging money from reluctant pockets and more time spent on more substantive matters. – •MJ J.B.) 

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iana Basehart loves animals and has devoted much of her life to protecting them. In 1971, she and her late husband, actor Richard Basehart, formed Actors and Others for Animals to promote the humane treatment of animals. While today it’s commonplace for celebrities to be involved in animal rights, 40 years ago that was not the case. Actors and Others for Animals is still going strong and so is Diana Basehart. She founded the Diana Basehart Foundation to fill an unmet need around town. The non-profit organization in Santa Barbara helps seniors, families, and veterans on limited incomes to care for and keep their beloved pets by providing support for veterinary care and nutritional needs – all while minimizing the number of animals turned over to shelters. The Diana Basehart Foundation gets daily calls from people who have terribly sick animals. Many of these people are living on fixed incomes. They often have had to face unexpected difficulties such as illness or job loss, and don’t have the resources or the family backing to help them care for sick pets. Two clients who have received their help live in their cars. Diana said, “Literally all they have in their lives is their dear companion, and if it gets sick they really don’t want to go on.” The veterinarians cannot afford to provide free treatment, so the Basehart Foundation steps in to pay the medical bills. There is a tremendous need for this help and the organization is rapidly running out of funds. To raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause, they are having a fundraiser on Saturday, May 17, from 3-6 pm at a private home in Summerland. Tipper Gore, who is on the Basehart Advisory Board, and Bill Allen, former editor-in-chief of National Geographic, will be in atten-

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Diana Basehart with Nell and Tipper Gore Patti Teel is the community representative for Senior Helpers, providers of care and comfort at a moment’s notice. She is also host of the Senior Helpers online video show. www.santabar baraseniors.com. E-mail: patti@pattiteel.com.

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ion animals that have literally saved their lives. Diana told me a true story that could have been the inspiration for a Lassie movie. A companion dog named Lyndsay broke out of her house and courageously made her way up a mountain to get help for her critically ill master. She tormented two men who finally followed her back to the house. Lyndsay’s master would have died if help had not arrived. In the process of saving her owner, Lyndsay displaced both of her hips. The Basehart Foundation stepped in and paid the $5,000 veterinary bill.

You can meet Lyndsay and her owner Patrick at the upcoming event. And if you bring a photo of your own beloved pet, artist Fussell will provide you with a sketch. The fee for this sketch is $100 and Fussell is donating the proceeds to the foundation. If you love animals and understand how vitally important it is for people to be able to care for their four-legged family members, don’t miss the event on Saturday, May 17, from 3-6 pm. Enjoy a delightful afternoon while supporting a worthwhile cause. The cost is $35. To RSVP, call (805) 451•MJ 1771.

dance. There will be hors d’oeuvres, music by Glendessary Jam, art by renowned artist Valori Fussell, and wine from Dog Hill Vineyard. An artist’s rendering of Diana’s beloved companion, a three-pound Yorkie named Nell, is pictured on the labels of the wine sampled and sold at the event. Diana rescued Nell three years ago from a horrific life and the duo have become inseparable. Recently, Diana has had a health issue that causes her to unexpectedly lose consciousness. About three minutes before it happens, Nell will claw at Diana’s face to warn her. Several of the people that the foundation has helped also have compan-

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hat are “Empty-nesters,” “Singles-again,” “Retired,” and “Forever-young Adults and Active Seniors” doing to have fun and keep in shape these days? They are tap dancing in classes called “Tap & Be Happy.” Meeting at the Goleta Community Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the early afternoon, this band of enthusiastic, fun go-getters are dancing their way to a happier, healthier life. As you enter the dance room at the Goleta Community Center, you can hear the sound of taps on the professional Marley Dance Floor tapping

out the Time Step, Shuffle Ball-change, the Shim Sham, Shuffle-off–to-Buffalo, and The Waltz Clog. They seem to be communicating the tap dancers’ signature sound, reminiscent of a Morse code message. What is the signature sound of tap dancers? Joy! To quote the legendary tap dancer, Honi Coles, “I’ve never seen a sad tap dancer!” “Okay, let’s take it from the top. 5-6-7-8. Shuffle-hop-step, Paddle turn 2-3-4, repeat 2-3-4. Great! That was fantastic! Now, let’s put on our top hats and get our canes and go over ‘New York, New York,’” instructs the teacher. Other songs used for dance routines are “Mame,” “Puttin’ on the

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Ritz,” and fun 50s hits such as Elvis’ “All Shook Up.” “Tap & Be Happy” dance classes are taught by Sonja Wilkerson and Jeanne Mayer. Mrs. Wilkerson has owed her own dance studio in West Los Angeles and danced regularly at the Coconut Grove in Hollywood. She has most recently performed with the Santa Barbara Silver Follies. Dr. Mayer has also worked as a dancer and choreographer in television, movies, and live stage shows in Hollywood. She holds a community college credential in dance and has taught dance for six years at the collegiate level in Orange County. Students have the following reviews for both instructors. Sally said, “Completing a routine is such an accomplishment because the ability level is varied. She has added props so we can feel more professional.” Echoed Betty: “Love her enthusiasm and how she makes us feel so good about ourselves! She is always encouraging, never critical.” Besides being fun, tap dance offers a myriad of benefits to its tappers such as warding off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; cardiovascular exercise, muscle strength, and balance; improves dexterity, agility, and coordination; provides good exercise and movement in your body, mind, and soul; and brings emotional and social benefits while creating pleasure, new friends, and enhancing self-esteem. Marilyn Perry, Ph.D., a retired family therapist and professor from the University of Southern California, understands that tap dancing sharpens the brain. She concurs with Richard Powers in his article, Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter, which states “Tap Dancing sharpens the mind and memory. Stimulating one’s mind can ward off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Recently widowed, she and her husband, Dr. Jack Perry, enjoyed dancing 8 – 15 May 2014

the Jitterbug during their life together. A friend of hers gave her a word of wisdom for her new “single-again” life. “Think of the all things you love most in life and do them.” Taking her advice, she sings with Treble Clef Choir, is playing jazz piano again, and tap dancing. Dr. Perry asserted that tap dancing has really brought joy back into her heart and life, while triggering memories of steps learned as a young 11-year-old beginning tap dancer. At her 70th birthday party, her two grandchildren danced their original dance routine to the music, “What Does The Fox Say” to honor their dance-loving grandmother. The coup de grâce of the evening was when they presented her with a plaque that reads, “Been There, Rocked That.” Carol Evans, 65, is excited about the benefits she is receiving from this cardiovascular exercise, such as muscle strength and balance. “The physical benefits for me have been enormous. My balance and endurance have greatly improved.” But, she says, “The best thing about tap is you just cannot help smiling throughout the whole class. The instructor is a wonderful choreographer and teacher who uses innovative ways of putting steps together. On top of that, when I dance for my grandkids, they think I’m great.” Tap dancing, according to living.scotsman.com is the second-best cardiovascular exercise you can get. Why? Because when you tap dance, you do very small steps at a great speed, your heart rate goes up and your muscles are worked more than you might realize. In fact, a typical hour of tap dancing is likely to burn between 350-400 calories, depending on the speed of the routines.” Paul Uyesaka, 66, one of five male dancers in the classes, sang and danced his way through junior high and high school while growing up in Santa Barbara. He performed with chorale groups and in musical theater produc-

tions, but always wished he could tap dance like Gregory Hines, Gene Kelly, and Fred Astaire. Reliving the joy and excitement of his youth, he is realizing his dream as he Shuffles-off-to-Buffalo every week. “Music makes you forget your ailments. It is a very good way to exercise and generate movement in your body, mind and soul.” “Tap opened a door to a whole new world for me,” stated Betty, “Tap dancing has improved my dexterity, agility, and coordination. This was proved out when I tapped to ‘Tea for Two’ after our family’s Easter dinner, with our son doing his best to accompany me on his ukulele. Our 14-year-old granddaughter and her 11-year-old brother couldn’t wait to get their feet into my tap shoes and do their own routines. I didn’t realize my grandson could twirl the cane and tap at the same time. It was a moment that will go down in family history. Value? Priceless!” Sally, who describes her age as “forever young,” says she enjoys tap dancing because it brings her emotional and social benefits while creating pleasure, new friends and enhancing self-esteem. Research on health benefits found in Richard Powers’ article, Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter agrees with Sally and shows that “the benefits of tap dance includes stress reduction and increased serotonin levels, giving a sense of well-being to the tap dancer.” Sally continues, “My tap dance class is something fun to look forward to each week and a chance to forget any troubles/worries for an hour. I took tap dancing as a young girl, so this is coming back full circle in my middle age. It is so much fun to hear the tapping sound of your feet, even if you are not doing an actual step!!” For Nena Quiros, 61, tap dancing

is a skill she is adding to her “bag-oftricks.” You see, she’s a therapeutic clown who wants to clown around while playing the accordion and tap dance at the same time. She performs routines and antics every month at the Accordion International Music Society of Santa Barbara, and takes her clown act on the road to nursing homes and Alzheimer’s facilities around town. Have you ever imagined yourself in a long, flowing gown dancing with Fred Astaire in a slow, romantic routine that quickly changes tempo and becomes a fast tap dance? Haven’t we all? You won’t find Mr. Astaire at the “Tap & Be Happy” tap dance classes these days, but what you will find are friendly people who are doctors, attorneys, housewives, grandmothers, and grandfathers tapping, laughing, and having the time of their lives. As Dr. Marilyn Perry put it when asked why she is taking tap dance, “When I heard the title ‘Tap & Be •MJ Happy,’ how could I resist?” 

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1-hour classes meet weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays between the hours of 12 noon and 3 pm at the Goleta Community Center. 5679 Hollister Avenue in Goleta The “Late Spring Term” begins in the month of May. The cost is $8.50 per class, $68 for the eight-week session. Classes: •Tap Made Easy •Beginning Tap •Beginning Tap II •Intermediate Tap I •Intermediate Tap II. For more information and to register, call Jeanne Mayer at (805) 682-8388.

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including ephemera, photos, and diaries,” she told guests at her George Washington Smith estate, Los Suenos. Among them were Kim and Tammy Hughes, Corinna Gordon, Nancy Gifford, Victoria Riskin, Dan Bifano, Nancy Chuda of the Huffington Post and Lynn Brittner, new executive director at the historical museum, who has moved here from Ignacio, Colorado... Maseratis in Montecito Lucky’s suffered major social gridlock when a cocktail soirée was held to mark the kickoff of the Santa Barbara Polo Club’s 103rd season, which started on Sunday with more than 1,500 spectators packing the stands. Every parking space outside the ritzy eatery was filled with gleaming Maseratis from O’Gara Coach in Westlake, who are major sponsors this

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Students to ‘Sing It Out!’ Adolescents who are a part of the “Sing It Out!” program meet weekly leading up to their performance Sunday, May 18

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said Dr. Jennifer Freed, co-founder of AHA! “It is the perfect setting for these teens to have a breakthrough moment in their lives.” Just before “Sing It Out!”, the public is invited to a special shoe sale to take place at the new Deckers Brand Showcase store, adjacent to the rotunda. Between 5:30 and 7 p.m. on May 18, customers will receive a 20% discount on brands such as UGG Australia, Teva, Sanuk, Tsubo, Ahnu, Mozo, and Hoka One One, with 20% of the proceeds benefiting AHA! The Brand Showcase store has more than 1,000 products for sale and is the first Deckers store to include all seven of its footwear brands. There will also

be food and drink available for sale; the “Sing It Out!” performance begins promptly at 7:30 pm. AHA! was founded more than 15 years ago by Dr. Freed and Rendy Freedman, both licensed psychotherapists, educators and certified mediators. AHA! serves over 2,500 teens and their families in school, after school and during summer break throughout Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Goleta. AHA! works to prevent bullying and violence and to promote character, conscience, leadership, and social-emotional intelligence. Programs are funded by private donations and families are not turned away for lack of ability to pay. An 18-year-old who is participating in AHA! said that after doing the program, she quit using drugs. “It gave me a community that was an alternative to the kids who were smoking pot,” she said. “I have a trusting bond with everyone here – I love it. I wish it was required for every teenager.” The teens participating in “Sing It Out!” have been working for months on fine-tuning their performance with the help of professional musicians such as Tina Schlieske, whose band will back up the teens the night of the event, and Oscar and Golden Globe winner Dean Pitchford, a songwriter, actor and director. Meeting at the Santa Barbara Unitarian Society for several hours one afternoon a week, the teens sit in a semi-circle, cheering each other on as each one performs. In the back of the room is Freed, serving as emcee and cheerleader. “Everyone has a critic in their head, but it doesn’t stop anyone from being a great performer. Take a stand today against that voice!” Freed tells the group. Schlieske, a rock guitarist and singer who lives in Montecito, is the leader of two bands. Tina and the B-Sides, based in her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, just released a new album, Barricade, on April 22. They are a local favorite in Minneapolis, selling out the music club where Prince got his start. Her Santa Barbara-based band is called Tina and the Graceland Exiles with Sister Laura. Laura Schlieske, who is Tina’s sister, sings in both bands as well as Santa Barbara band Area 51. Tina and Laura Schlieske have spent hundreds of hours over the past six years working with the teens to make sure Sing It Out! is a success. During the four months leading up to the event, they work individually with the dozen non-musician teens, teaching them to sing a rock cover song for an audience of several hundred friends, family, and strangers. Many of the teens find singing and learning to perform can be therapeutic. “I’m learning to trust people and

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open up,” said another 18-year-old, who said he is not as short-tempered or aggressive after participating in AHA! “For once, I’m not being made fun of.” “Music is such a powerful tool,” said Tina Schleiske, music director of the event. “Sing It Out! Is a great example of how music heals and what it can do.” Also helping to encourage the teens is City of Santa Barbara mayor Helene Schneider, who will sing at the event, as well as two of the AHA! facilitators. Television chef Cat Cora will serve as celebrity chair. Tickets for “Sing It Out!” are $25 for adults and $10 for students under the age of 21. VIP tickets are $100. For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Molly Green at molly@ahasb.org or (805) 455-8314. To buy tickets, visit: www.ahasb.org/sing-it-out/

Clothing Line Grand Opening Unfolds

When it came time to open its first California store, the classic American clothing brand J.McLaughlin chose Montecito for its debut location. Opened on April 4, the 969 squarefoot store is located at 1253 Coast Village Road, next door to Jeannine’s Restaurant and Bakery. In an effort to get to know Montecito and welcome new customers, J.McLaughlin will hold a grand opening party Thursday, May 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. Food and drinks will be served, and 20 percent of the proceeds of sales from May 15-22 will be donated to Storyteller Children’s Center, a preschool for homeless and at-risk children in Santa Barbara. “We are so grateful to J.McLaughlin for its support,” said Storyteller executive director Terri Allison. “Storyteller could not do its work without the generosity of this fabulous community, and we so appreciate J.McLaughlin for opening its doors and hearts to us.” More than 100 families a year are served by Storyteller, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. Although it expanded from one school to two in 2007 to meet the overwhelming demand for preschool for low-income families, Storyteller has a waiting list of approximately 100 children hoping to earn a spot in the tuition-free school. Storyteller takes a comprehensive and therapeutic approach, providing therapy to children and families in crisis on an ongoing basis. While children are enrolled at Storyteller, parents must work or be in school, and they take parenting and life skills classes. J.McLaughlin is open MondaySaturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday.  •MJ 8 – 15 May 2014


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ments, to help clients maintain their color between visits. “I can’t keep it on the shelves,” said Michele, who has worked at other Montecito salons for the past five years. Prior to her move to our area, she and Joel owned several other salons in Chicago and France. Belle de Jour is bright and airy, and features six cutting stations, plus a semi-private non-mirrored color room where clients can plug in to their electronic devices. “No one wants to look in the mirror while their hair has color in it, and they certainly don’t want to see anyone they know!” Michele said about the mirror-less room. “I really wanted a comfortable, calming space.” Other stylists include Alanna Joslin, Tim McGlone, and June Stowe. In the back room, esthetician Sharon Bellandi provides lashes, facial waxing, and makeup application. French hairdresser and co-owner Joel, who is based in France and Chicago, will be at the salon two weeks each month for hair-cutting appointments. Belle de Jour is located at 1236 Coast Village Road. Call 845-7000 for more information.

Juarez-Hosmer Adobe Appeal Continued On Tuesday, May 6, the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors (BOS)

moved to continue the Pearl Chase Society’s appeal of the Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission’s (HLAC) approval of the demolition and reconstruction of the JuarezHosmer Adobe. The property in question, located on San Ysidro Road, houses several structures including an 1830s one-room adobe, two trees, an 1870s wooden-frame addition to the adobe, a two-story water tower, a farm storage shed addition, and a 1930s frame cottage. After attempting to renovate and rehabilitate the home, the current owners realized it was not salvageable, and three experts hired by the owners deemed the structures unsafe and in decay, due to lack of maintenance, water damage, and pest infestation. In January, the HLAC board moved to allow the owners to demolish and reconstruct the adobe, while restoring the other structures on the property. The Pearl Chase Society appealed the decision on the grounds that it believes that the experts who determined the adobe was not salvageable are not experienced in historic adobes. Clay Aurell, a partner with AB Design Studio, was at the BOS meeting representing the applicant. “We have some new information from our structural engineer and expert in adobe construction. We have a new treatment plan that we want to vet

out with planning staff, and come back to you for clear direction,” he said. An attorney for the Pearl Chase Society, Marc Chytilo, told the board the group would support the continuance, as long as progress toward salvaging the adobe was being made. “We’re willing to support the continuance, so long as we are making progress towards proper treatment of the structure. It’s going to require a very specific revision to the project,” he said. Last month, the Montecito Association voiced its opinion on the appeal to the BOS, referencing the Montecito Community Plan, which calls for the adobe’s preservation and prohibits its removal or damage. The appeal will be back before the BOS on June 3.

MA Hosts Walk & Talk

The Montecito Association’s (MA) History Committee celebrated May Day under the oaks at the La Casa De Maria, during the second “Walk & Talk” of 2014. La Casa docents Shawne Mitchell, Stephanie Glatt, and Katherine Collis shared information about the retreat center, located on El Bosque Road. “They welcome you to explore the grounds and enjoy this treasure that’s in our own backyard,” said MA board member Trish Davis. “La Casa de Maria has many programs to offer and all are welcome.” Another Walk & Talk, hosted by the Montecito Association History Committee, is slated for October 8. It will be a tour of the Santa Barbara Cemetery. Call 969-2026 for details.

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Spring Campus to mark the occasion. The third-grade classes, with help from the City of Santa Barbara Urban Forest Young Tree Care crew, planted a Coast Live Oak. Students eagerly lined up to pour a shovel of dirt. The kids also answered trivia questions about trees and their importance. Dr. Price also accepted a book donation, This Tree Counts, to the school’s library. “I am happy to continue this beautiful partnership,” she said. Santa Barbara Beautiful is a local, non-profit organization formed in 1965, dedicated to beautifying our area in a variety of ways – working independently and in cooperation with neighborhood associations, area schools, city departments, and other agencies. For more information, visit www. sbbeautiful.org.

Artists Studio Tour

This Mother ’s Day weekend, the 8th Annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio Tour will take place, sponsored by Village Properties. The event is free and open to the public. Thirty-five artists are participating in the tour, some of whom have shown in well-known galleries internationally and in the U.S. from Los Angeles to New York. It is a chance for the public to see and buy work of established artists, as well as budding emerging talent who live in Summerland and Carpinteria Valley. “We are delighted that Village Properties is partnering with the Carpinteria Arts Center as a Presenting Sponsor for the upcoming tour. Supporting our local artist community and the children’s summer art camp that the Art Center organizes each year is an important part of what we do to improve the lives of others in our community,” said Renee Grubb, co-founder of Village Properties. The Tour Committee recently presented Grubb with an art print as a thankyou. The tour is May 10-11 from 10 am to 5 pm. A map and Art Studio Directory is available both online at www.arts carp.org and from the Carpinteria Arts Center.  •MJ Montecito Association members walk and talk at La Casa de Maria

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Your Westmont 

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estmont honored the top students of a record-breaking class during a warm, sunny commencement ceremony May 3 at Carr Field. A total of 367 students participated in commencement this year, the largest graduating class in Westmont history. Pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, and author of the book The Purpose-Driven Life, offered the commencement address. President Gayle D. Beebe gave the Westmont medal to long-time Montecito neighbor Annette Simmons and her late husband, Harold, who died Dec. 28, 2013. Biology major Kiera Kauffman and engineering physics major Luke Patterson both earned the Faculty Scholarship Award, achieving the highest cumulative grade-point average (4.0 GPA) during their entire Westmont program. “I appreciate all the people at Westmont, especially my great professors and friends,” Kauffman says. “The academics are so good, and I learned so much. I really enjoyed doing research with biology professor Amanda Sparkman during the summer and the academic year.” Kauffman was one of 50 students who presented posters at the 18th annual Westmont College Student Research Symposium in April. She studied the transmission of blood parasites from female garter snakes to their offspring and is working on co-authoring a paper with Sparkman. Kauffman is looking for an internship and will take a year off before 8 – 15 May 2014

applying to graduate school to study ecology. “The past few years have been a huge blessing,” Patterson says. “I wasn’t going to attend Westmont, but I felt like God called me here. I’m grateful for my professors who have been so supportive. I learned to love well at Westmont. The people in my life taught me so much about community. I didn’t realize how much college can change your life. Westmont changed my life in ways I will always be grateful for.” Patterson will begin graduate school at UC Santa Barbara in September, where he will earn a doctorate in mechanical engineering. This summer, he will work as an intern for True Vision Systems, a medical device company in Goleta. Alison Hensley and C.J. Miller earned the Dean’s Award, which recognizes outstanding scholar-athletes. “It’s a blessing I’ve been able to be a student-athlete at a Christian college, where all the things I love can come together and I can glorify God,” Hensley says. “Being a part of this wonderful community has shaped me into who I am today.” Alison has been accepted into a program at UC Irvine, where she’ll earn a master’s degree in education and a teaching credential. She has deferred her admission for a year so she can travel in Spanish-speaking countries in Central and South America. “Westmont is the best place ever,” Miller says. “I’ve been blessed to be here. Basketball is what got me here, and I thank my coaches for that. My teammates will be some of my best

friends for a long time.” Miller joked that if he knew he was going to win an award, he would have worn pants instead of shorts. He’d like to play basketball professionally in Europe and will pursue that. He completed the physical therapy track in the kinesiology major and is also interested in becoming a physical therapist or perhaps a coach. Paige Harris earned the Dave Dolan Award, given to a graduate whose campus leadership has made significant contributions in our awareness and response to the social and spiritual needs of the community, the nation, and the world. For three years, Harris was involved in Urban Initiative, connecting students to the needs of the less fortunate in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. “As communications director, she helped students respectfully and courageously encounter different cultures and step outside of their comfort zones,” says Tim Wilson, interim vice president for student life and dean of students. “Paige’s capacity to serve and the effectiveness of her leadership resulted in being recognized as a David K. Winter Servant Leader.” Harris graduates with a 3.72 GPA as a liberal studies major who also earned a teaching credential. Myvy Ngo and Matthew Bennett earned the Kenneth Monroe Award,

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achieving superior academic achievement and excelling as leaders. “I’m thankful for all the people I’ve met, my professors, friends, staff members, and fellow RAs (resident assistants),” Ngo says. “When I came to Westmont, I expected to focus on academics, but the people at Westmont have been the best part of my experience. They have helped, supported, and challenged me.” She will do research in exercise physiology with the kinesiology department at the University of Bath this summer. She completed the pre-med track of the kinesiology major and will take a gap year to study for the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) and apply to medical school. “I’m thankful for a community of friends who really encourage you and challenge you to grow well,” Bennett says. “Westmont is a place where you can learn many different things, and you can be surprised by who you learn them from: students, professors, staff, and custodians. You can learn from anyone in the community because Westmont fosters a community of learning.” Bennett will take a May term class at Westmont on C.S. Lewis and travel to Nepal with an Emmaus Road summer service project. He will take a year off and is considering earning a graduate •MJ degree in theology.

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A favorite of judge Jennifer Lopez, not to mention the swooning teenage girls who became known as The Woolf Pack, he was sent packing last week after a couple of wobbly performances. Previously he had excelled with soft rock solos, but his “painfully shy” demeanor had hindered his stage presence. Judges had encouraged the Bradenton, Florida, native to “connect more with the audience” and their advice helped launch him into the top five – but after receiving the fewest public votes, the likable teen was eliminated. When host Ryan Seacrest announced the decision, Keith Urban rested his head on the judge’s table in disappointment. After learning of his fate, Sammy sang a swan song – “It’s Time” by Las Vegas-based alternative rock band Imagine Dragons.

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past. For centuries, the residents of Tsankawi roamed here daily between their farm fields and mesa-top village. In sandals or barefoot, they wore deep grooves in the soft yellow stone of the trail, much the same way water slowly cuts a channel in bedrock. In some places, the ruts were more than two feet deep. Clinging to a log ladder, I climbed a cliff face to the top of the plateau. Slowly, I realized that the rocks poking out everywhere amid the saltweed and snakebush were actually cut stone blocks, the masonry of ruined houses lying where they had fallen centuries ago. I stood at the center of the lost village of Tsankawi. When people lived in the village, it had 275 ground-floor rooms built in

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a rectangle around a courtyard, with more rooms above them. Inside the protective walls, daily life went on: men flaking obsidian for arrowheads and knives, women making pottery, children playing. If I squinted, I could almost see them around me. But to understand how they came to possess such things as colorful parrots and seashells and copper bells, I’d have to know that the seemingly isolated village lay on an ancient trade route. Carrying goods from distant places, traders walked trackless miles in woven yucca sandals to reach Tsankawi. On the stubbly ground, I spied pieces of broken pottery painted with black and red lines and dots. No one had disturbed or stolen the potsherds, a welcome sign of respect from visitors and in keeping with the wishes of the San Ildefonso people, who prefer that the homes and belongings of their ancestors remain untouched and unexcavated. (New technology allows archaeologists to gather information from a site without uncovering it.) The footpath looped just below the mesa top, passing caves on the south-facing cliff walls. Once these small spaces were fronted with masonry to form rooms that in winter captured the sun’s heat and in summer offered shelter from sudden storms. Farther along the trail, petroglyphs – symbols and figures pecked into the rock – carried ancient meanings that go deeper than art. Today’s San Ildefonso people understand their

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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 31) Karen Chin, Larry Feinberg, Diane McQuarie, and Cecia Hess at Off the Wall (photo by Priscilla)

Valerie Amparan, Amy Ackerman, Ken Radtkey, Susan Van Atta, Angela Bolea, Michael, and Christi Huntsman, Patrick Lindsey, and Kielle Horton at the Junior League bash (photo by Priscilla)

Sarah Styetz, Anders Bergstrom, Kendall Pata, Meghan Huffman, and Eric Behr look glamorous at the polo club (photo by Priscilla)

have been Prohibition, but the drinks were certainly flowing for the record 500 guests, who helped raise around $100,00 for the cause. Co-chaired by Amy Ackerman and Valerie Amparan and sponsored by Porsche Santa Barbara, a wide selection of the pricey new autos were on display while guests dressed in the styles of the 1920s and ‘30s.

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“We always held gala-style events, but wanted something more casual as we celebrate our ninetieth anniversary next year,” says Amy. “This year we are focusing on youth literacy.” Checking out the retro scene were Noah benShea, Brian Galloway, Jennifer Richards, Caroline Grange, Julian and Francis Lipinski, Chris Clarke, and Kristy Thomas...

Chocolate de Vine Our tony town’s Rape Crisis Center threw its 6th annual Chocolate de Vine bash for 224 guests at the Santa Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, raising $40,000 for the 40-year-old cause. Cathy Murillo emceed the event while Alicia Williams conducted the auction, which included a trip to Spain. “These days we are busier than ever,” says executive director Elsa Granados. “We deal with 700 people annually, and there is no doubt a lot of it has been to do with the bad economy, which is now improving. “It adds a great deal of pressure to families and individuals.” Guests included district attorney Joyce Dudley, district supervisor Janet Wolf, and council member Gregg Hart... Art on the Walls Easily one of Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s most popular fundraisers, the Off the Wall event organized by the women’s board, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, was a sell-out for the first time. The five-year-old bash attracted 132 artists to the Ridley-Tree Education Center for the party, co-chaired by Karen Chin and Diana McQuarie, with Ralph Waterhouse as auctioneer for the colorful selection of contemporary works, including ceramics, collages, photography and sculptures. Ticket holders were entitled to one work of art as names were drawn randomly and guests chose a work “off the wall” to take home. Auction winners were Diane McQuarie and Paul Wilson, bidding $2,300 for the chance to have first pick, selecting the piece “56 Colors” by Rafael Gaete. Among the crowd making their bids at the bash, which raised $81,000, were Gwen Baker, Patricia Aoyama, Lois Erburu, Joan Jackson, Jacquelyn Klein Brown, Berta Binns, John and Jane Dailey, Bill and Deanna Major, Joe and Suzy Schomer, Bruce and Tracy Stouffer, Tony and Mallory Van Leeuwen, Bill and Kathy Weber, Henry Weinberg and Kerrie Kilpatrick-Weinberg, James and Sheila Zimmerman, and Diane Waterhouse…

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Going Overboard It was Anchors Aweigh! when the Transition House auxiliary hosted its 17th annual Mad Hatter lunch for a record 260 guests at the Bacara, which raised $75,000. The nautically themed beano, emceed for the third time by the ubiquitous Andrew Firestone – dashingly attired in a ship captain’s outfit with a white-waisted jacket with enormous epaulets – was co-chaired by Diane White and Kathryn Dinkin. The boffo bash also featured a fashion show by Montecito’s Lana Marmé and a contest with a seven-day Holland America cruise to Alaska, Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean as the main prize. Among those enjoying lunch on the ocean wave for the charity, which supports 300 homeless families with children annually, were Jane Burkemper, Eileen Mielko, Lynn Burtness, Mindy Denson, Kathryn Dinkin, Jessica Gibbs, Karen Kahn, Kerrie Kilpatrick-Weinberg, Sharon Larson, Christine Riesenfeld, Gayla Visali, Anna Ylvisaker, Missy Sheldon, Alix Rabinowitz, and Jennifer Zacharias. Lynn McCabe and Ann Case won the most beautiful and creative hats contest... Bill’s Bacara Bash Just 48 hours later, mega vintner Bill Foley threw a second anniversary party for 500 guests for his eponymous food and wine club at the tony oceanside hostelry, using the Bacara’s front courtyard for the pulsing culinary occasion. 8 – 15 May 2014


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Bill also sponsors the popular KEYT TV weekend show “The Inn Crowd,” which is now in its fourth season with Ballard Inn chef Budi Kazali. This year the series will also feature local twosome, wine expert and former weatherman Gabe Saglie and News-Press co-publisher Arthur von Wiesenberger as regular “tasters.” There will also be guest chefs each week,” says host Craig Case. “We like trying out new ideas so the program doesn’t get stale.” A percemtage of the proceeds went to the Dream Foundation... Women’s Fund Lunch The Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara, celebrating its 10th anniversary of handing out money to worthy causes, distributed grants totaling $550,000 to nine local charities at its annual lunch as Fess Parker’s DoubleTree. Since it began in 2004, the fund has given grants worth $4.7 million to 64 local nonprofit programs, impacting more than 83,000 women, children, and families in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and the surrounding areas. “The grants selected this year focus on two broad categories: programs that nurture women and families in crisis, and programs that enrich and educate young children,” says Sallie Coughlin, chairwoman. Among the recipients at the lunch, co-chaired by Sarah Stokes and Melissa Gough, were Casa Esperanza, Domestic Violence Solutions, the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara, and the Storyteller Children’s Center. Supporting the worth cause were Peri Harcourt, Dale Dewey, mayor 8 – 15 May 2014

Soirée at the Sides’ Multi Grammy Award-winning record producer Allen Sides and his wife, Anne, whose granddaughter Chloe Long, 9, is a member of Janet Adderley’s Youth Ensemble Theater, decided to treat her and her fellow performers to quite a bash after the talented youngsters completed performing in two showcase productions – Mamma Mia! and Teen Beach Movie – at the Center Stage Theater in Paseo Nuevo. The party at the couple’s Montecito aerie – the former home of the Brooks Institute – was quite a wingding, with the children exploring the immaculately renovated house and sprawling grounds. “They seem to be having a great deal of fun,” remarked Allen, who has worked with some of the most celebrated names in music, including Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, John Williams, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Goldsmith, Andre Previn, Faith

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significance and strive to keep the old knowledge alive, honoring their vanished ancestors of Tsankawi. A few miles away I visited a different world, the remote town of Los Alamos, where scientists developed the nuclear bombs that would end World War II. The laboratory complex of the Manhattan Project was purposely sited on a mesa top, where all entrances could be secured, and the entire facility was top secret, with only a Santa Fe post office box for contact with the outside world. The lab took over the Los Alamos Ranch School, a boys’ boarding institution that combined college prep courses with rigorous outdoor activity, and whose alumni included Gore Vidal and William S. Burroughs. Today one

of the rustic log-and-stone buildings is devoted to the Los Alamos History Museum, with exhibits on life in the clandestine community. During the early 1940s, physicists, chemists, metallurgists, and explosives experts, including several Nobel Prize winners, worked on what they called “the gadget” under charismatic director J. Robert Oppenheimer. With their wives and children, secretaries and technicians, they lived in a community that by necessity kept utterly to itself. To release the tension of working 12 hours a day, six days a week, they drank famously potent martinis at Oppenheimer’s parties and made their own fun, forming singing groups and staging amateur theatricals. Their mail was censored.

An exhibit tells about one wife who mailed a check to a department store for payment; the envelope was immediately returned with a cordial note from an unknown censor: “You forgot to enclose the check.” The scientists scrawled their mathematical formulas and designs on chalkboards (and even cocktail napkins); then engineers made their ideas a reality. Finally, in 1945 they tested the world’s first nuclear weapon in the New Mexico desert. Its violent power astounded even the scientists. A few weeks later, atomic bombs flattened two Japanese cities, ending the worldwide conflict. A gargantuan explosion of a different kind and scale had taken place near Los Alamos 1.4 million years

earlier. A supervolcano erupted, blasting ash and pumice across much of what is now the United States, as well as sculpting the local landscape. Its collapse created the Valles Caldera, an immense shallow bowl where visitors today can hike in warm seasons and cross-country ski in winter. I simply drove up and parked alongside, though, marveling at the vast scale of the caldera, with its hot springs, gas vents, and volcanic domes. To this day, the land around Santa Fe radiates an enormous power – in every sense. (Next installment: Surrounding Santa Fe – The Turquoise Trail) COMPASS POINTS Tsankawi: From Santa Fe, turn off State Highway 502 onto State Highway 4. In less than a quarter of a mile, the entrance to Tsankawi will be on the left side of the road. Look for a gravel parking area and a gap in the fence. If you get to the stoplight at East Jemez Road, you’ve gone too far. Los Alamos Historical Museum: 1050 Bathtub Row, 
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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO: 3704

PUBLIC NOTICE City of Santa Barbara

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO: 3705

Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3704 for the ZONE 1 PAVEMENT PREPARATION/OVERLAY PROJECT will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014 to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, “ZONE 1 PAVEMENT PREPARATION/OVERLAY PROJECT, Bid No. 3704".

Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3705 for the ZONE 1 SLURRY SEAL PROJECT will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014 to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, “ZONE 1 SLURRY SEAL PROJECT, Bid No. 3705".

The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following: Repair various streets by grinding of failed areas and repair, skin patching areas, apply temporary traffic striping and markings to City streets, perform traffic control and signing, notification, and perform other related work as necessary to provide a complete project; all in accordance with the Standard Specifications, City Standard Details, plans, and these Special Provisions. The Engineerʼs estimate is $2,000,000. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code.

The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following: Crack seal, slurry seal various City streets; advance notification, “No Parking” signage, apply temporary traffic striping and markings and permanent striping and markings to City streets, perform traffic control and signage and perform other related work as necessary to provide a complete project; all in accordance with the Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction (latest edition), drawings and these Special Provisions. The Engineerʼs estimate is $700,000. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code.

The plans and specifications for this Project are available electronically at http://tinyurl.com/CityofSantaBarbaraeBidBoard. Plan and specification sets can be obtained from CyberCopy (located at 504 N Milpas St, cross street Haley) by contacting Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The Cityʼs contact for this project is Ashleigh Shue, Project Engineer, 805-897-2507.

The plans and specifications for this Project are available electronically at http://tinyurl.com/CityofSantaBarbaraeBidBoard. Plan and specification sets can be obtained from CyberCopy (located at 504 N Milpas St, cross street Haley) by contacting Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The Cityʼs contact for this project is Ashleigh Shue, Project Engineer, 805-897-2507.

In order to be placed on the plan holderʼs list, the Contractor can register as a document holder for this Project on Ebidboard. Project Addendum notifications will be issued through Ebidboard.com. Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the Ebidboard website or the Cityʼs website at: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Business/Purchasing/Projects/.

In order to be placed on the plan holderʼs list, the Contractor can register as a document holder for this Project on Ebidboard. Project Addendum notifications will be issued through Ebidboard.com. Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the Ebidboard website or the Cityʼs website at: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Business/Purchasing/Projects/.

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

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

Per California Civil Code Section 9550, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashierʼs check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work. The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set forth hereunder.

Per California Civil Code Section 9550, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashierʼs check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work. The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set forth hereunder.

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GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA William Hornung, C.P.M. PUBLISHED DATES: April 30 & May 7, 2014 Montecito Journal

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Fiscal Year 2015 Recommended Operating and Capital Budget NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Santa Barbara has scheduled Public Hearings to consider the Recommended Operating and Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2015. The Council will review departmental budgets as well as proposed adjustments to fees and charges. All hearings will be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara. The dates and times are as follows:

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Monday, April 28, 2014, 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (tentative; only

Members of the public are invited to attend, and interested persons desiring to be heard shall be given an opportunity to address the City Council during the public hearings at the above-referenced dates and times. Written comments are welcome and should be addressed to the City Council via the City Clerkʼs Office, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 931021990. All hearings will be held in conjunction with special meetings of the City Council dedicated to the public review of the budget. A schedule of public hearing meeting topics, which is subject to change on short notice, will be available beginning on April 22, 2014, on the Cityʼs website at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov. Copies of the Recommended Budget will be available for public review on April 22, 2014, at the reference desks of the Central and Eastside Libraries, in the City Clerkʼs Office at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, and on the Cityʼs website at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov. Copies on CD-ROM can be obtained from the Finance Department located in City Hall. For more information, contact the Finance Department at 564-5334. Copies of fee resolutions with proposed changes will be available for public review on April 22, 2014, in the Finance Department at City Hall and on the Cityʼs website; click on the “HOW DO I” tab at the top, then click on “FIND” and Budget Information; finally, click on Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2015. The City Council is scheduled to adopt the Recommended Operating and Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, during the 2:00 p.m. regular City Council session. Agendas and Staff Reports for City Council meetings are available 72 hours prior to the meeting in the City Clerkʼs Office at City Hall and at the Central Library. These documents are also accessible online at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov; under Most Popular, click on Council Agenda Packet. Meetings of the Council are broadcast live and rebroadcast on City TV Channel 18 (broadcast schedule is available at CityTV18.com. These meetings can also be viewed over the Internet at www.santabarbaraca.gov: Point to Government, point to City Hall, and click on Mayor & City Council; point to City Council Meetings and click on City Council Meeting Videos, and then click on the Video link for the meeting date. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to gain access to, comment at, or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator's Office at 564-5305 or inquire at the City Clerk's Office on the day of the meeting. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements in most cases.

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Barbara County on April 23, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN No. 2014-0001204. Published May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014.

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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 35) Host Allen Sides, Lucy Noble, Chloe Long, Anne Sides, and Janet Adderley (photo by Priscilla)

Janet Adderley with the cast of children in Mamma Mia! and Teen Beach Movie (photo by Priscilla)

Hill, and Alanis Morrissette, to name a few. Janet’s next production is Les Misérables at the Lobero Theatre on May 31 and June 1... La Belle et la Bete A cultural narrative, captured on film by Jean Cocteau and accompanied by new music by Philip Glass, led to a thoroughly entertaining version of the film Beauty and the Beast at the Granada. The almost two-hour, black-andwhite show, titled La Belle et la Bête, was first released in 1946 and, with the new music, has stood the test of time. Glass, who has written more than 20 operas, as well as myriad film scores, and collaborated with artists ranging from Allen Ginsberg to Twyla Tharp, Woody Allen to David Bowie, created this work in 1994. The Philip Glass Ensemble accompanied the film with mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn, soprano Marie Mascari, and baritones Gregory Purnhagen and Peter Stewart. A UCSB Arts & Lectures evening with a difference... Shop Till You Drop Saks and the City VII’s “License to Shop” drew 320 guests to the tony State Street emporium, raising more than $165,000 for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, with actor Billy Baldwin as master of ceremonies. With a distinct 007 theme and casino green baize tables, featuring card games and roulette dotted around the store, the bash attracted a decidedly 8 – 15 May 2014

ball game. “It’s a wonderful organization.” Afterwards, the Canary Hotel hosted an after-party for guests to dance the night away. Each year, the TBCF serves more than 650 individuals... Time Stands Still at Center Stage Relationships, mid-life crises and ties of friendship are at the center of Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies powerful and often hilarious story in Time Stands Still, directed by former Granada honcho Peter Frisch at the Center Former Granada director Peter Frisch directs Stage Theater. powerful drama The Broadway hit is a smart and insightful look at what happens when ordinary life is refracted through the lens of war. The play’s subtle shifts in personal relationships against a background of violent world events provide a deeply moving journey, particularly for the principal character wonderfully played by Ivy Vahanian with Bill Egan, her longtime boyfriend, also back from the Iraqi war zone and suffering his own mental breakdown. Thom Zimerle as her editor and Janelle Odair, as his young, intellectually challenged pregnant girlfriend, round off the Producing Unit cast well. The show runs through Saturday...

“We now look forward to our third year!” The new patio will undoubtedly be put to good use... Sightings: Former supermodel Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber noshing at Tre Lune... George Clooney and new fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, checking out the crowd at the Plow & Angel... TV talk-show host Conan O’Brien downing dinner at Lucky’s Pip! Pip! Readers with tips, sightings and amusing items for Richard’s column should e-mail him at richardmineards@verizon.net or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal •MJ

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Peter Hilf and Don Fuller with Bond girl Sarah Feria (photo by Priscilla)

chic crowd. “It’s a unique and fun event, which I love hosting,” gushed Billy, who arrived after attending his son’s base-

er Ron True chose his West Victoria Street locale well and celebrated his second anniversary with a patio party. “The area has changed so much in just a short time with the New Vic theater and the Chapala shopping market just yards away, which has undoubtedly helped us,” says Ron, who is partnered with Diego Barbieri.

Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory. – Will Durant

633 East Cabrillo Blvd. at The Fess Parker A Doubletree by Hilton Resort Open Tuesday - Saturday 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm www.rodneyssteakhouse.com 805.884.8554

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PUBLIC NOTICES MONTECITO PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DATE OF HEARING:

MAY 21, 2014

PLACE:

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HEARING ROOM TH 105 E. ANAPAMU STREET, 4 FLOOR SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT NOTICE OF INTENT TO DECIDE ON A COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC APPEALS JURISDICTION AND WAIVE REQUIREMENT OF A PUBLIC HEARING DATE OF NOTICE:

The Montecito Planning Commission hearing begins at 9:00 a.m. The order of items listed on the agenda is subject to change by the Montecito Planning Commission. Anyone interested in this matter is invited to appear and speak in support or in opposition to the projects. Written comments are also welcome. All letters should be addressed to the Montecito Planning Commission, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, California, 93101. Letters, with nine copies, and computer materials, e.g. PowerPoint presentations, should be filed with the secretary of the Planning Commission no later than 12:00 P.M. on the Friday before the Montecito Planning Commission hearing. The decision to accept late materials will be at the discretion of the Montecito Planning Commission. Maps and/or staff analysis of the proposals may be reviewed at Planning and Development, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, California, 93101 a week prior to the public hearing. They may also be found on the Planning and Development Departmentʼs website, located at www.sbcountyplanning.org. If you challenge the projects (13CUP-00000-00009, 13CUP-00000-00010, 14CDP-00000-00002, or 14GPA-00000-00008) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence to the Montecito Planning Commission prior to the public hearing. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the Hearing Support Staff (805) 568-2000. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the hearing will enable the Hearing Support Staff to make reasonable arrangements. 13CUP-00000-00009 14NGD-00000-00004

Crown Castle DAS Montecito Inland Montecito Zoraida Abresch, Supervising Planner (805) 884-8051 Megan Lowery, Planner (805) 568-2517

Hearing on the request of Sharon James, agent for applicant, Crown Castle to consider Case No. 13CUP-00000-00009, [application filed on April 23, 2013] for a Conditional Use Permit allowing the installation of 18 new telecommunications facilities as part of a distributed antenna system network, in compliance with Section 35.472.060 of the Montecito Land Use and Development Code, on properties zoned 1-E-1, 2-E1, 5-E-1, and RMZ-40; and to adopt the Negative Declaration 14NGD-00000-00004 pursuant to the State Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act. As a result of this project, significant but mitigable effects on the environment are anticipated in the following categories: aesthetics/visual resources, biological resources, cultural resources, noise, and transportation/circulation. The application involves inland County rights-of-way (no assigned Assessor Parcel Numbers), in the Montecito area, First Supervisorial District. 13CUP-00000-00010 14CDP-00000-00002 14NGD-00000-00004

Crown Castle DAS Montecito Coastal Montecito Zoraida Abresch, Supervising Planner (805) 884-8051 Megan Lowery, Planner (805) 568-2517

Hearing on the request of Sharon James, agent for applicant, Crown Castle to consider Case Nos. 13CUP-00000-00010 and 14CDP-0000000002, [applications filed on April 23, 2013 and ] for a Conditional Use Permit and Coastal Development Permit allowing the installation of nine new telecommunications facilities as part of a distributed antenna system network, in compliance with Section 35.472.060 of the Montecito Land Use and Development Code, on properties zoned 1-E-1, 3-E-1, 20-R-1, DR-10, and AG-I-5; and to adopt the Negative Declaration 14NGD-00000-00004 pursuant to the State Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act. As a result of this project, significant but mitigable effects on the environment are anticipated in the following categories: aesthetics/visual resources, biological resources, cultural resources, noise, and transportation/circulation. The application involves inland County rights-of-way (no assigned Assessor Parcel Numbers), in the Montecito area, First Supervisorial District. 14GPA-00000-00008

Housing Element Update Process Review Countywide David Lackie, Deputy Director (805) 568-2023 Allen Bell, Supervising Planner (805) 568-2056 Brett McNulty, Planner (805) 884-8060

Hearing on the request of the Planning and Development Department (P&D) that the Montecito Planning Commission: 1.

Provide comments to the County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors on key issues and proposed programs as part of the initial steps to update the Housing Element of the Countyʼs Comprehensive Plan.

MONTECITO COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION RECORDING SECRETARY (568-2000)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Revitalize With Exercise, 620 Anacapa Unit 4, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Brian Lawrence Antecki, 2710 Sycamore Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 29, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Nie Sohis. FBN No. 2014-0001272. Published May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sideways Wine; Sideways Wine Bar, 3920 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Charles S. Crail, 180 Olive Mill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 1, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN No. 2014-0001301. Published May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Kirk’s Plumbing, 2718 Verde Vista Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Kirk Elliot Peters, 2718 Verde Vista Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 24, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN No. 2014-0001222. Published May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014.

May 7, 2014

REQUEST FOR HEARING EXPIRATION DATE: May 28, 2014 SCHEDULED DECISION DATE: May 29, 2014 APPLICANT:

Olive Mill Trust, property owner

CASE NAME & NUMBER: Olive Mill Trust Well Case No. 14CDH-00000-00005 SITE ADDRESS & ASSESSOR PARCEL NUMBER: 1169 Channel Drive, Montecito, CA AP No.: 009-352-038 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed project is for a Coastal Development Permit to allow for the construction of a new water well to be used for onsite irrigation. The parcel will continue to be served by the Montecito Water District, the Montecito Fire Department, and Montecito Sanitary District. Access to the site will continue to be provided off of Channel Drive. The property is a 0.88-acre parcel zoned 20-R-1 and shown as Assessor's Parcel Number 009-352-038, located at 1169 Channel Drive in the Montecito Community Plan area, 1st Supervisorial District. PUBLIC HEARING WAIVER: Planning & Development intends to decide this Coastal Development Permit application and to waive the public hearing unless a written request for such hearing is submitted by any interested party to Planning & Development within 15 working days of the May 1, 2014 notice date. All requests for a hearing must be submitted to Santa Barbara County, Planning & Development Department, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Attention: David Villalobos, or faxed to 805-568-2030. APPEAL PERIOD: The action of the Planning Director may be appealed to the Planning Commission within ten (10) calendar days of the decision date. WARNING: Failure by a person to request a public hearing may result in the loss of the personʼs ability to appeal any action taken by the County of Santa Barbara of this Coastal Development Permit to the Board of Supervisors and ultimately the California Coastal Commission. If a public hearing is requested, notice of such a hearing will be provided. PUBLIC COMMENT: Interested parties who want to comment on the project but are not requesting a public hearing, may submit written comments to Santa Barbara County, Planning & Development, 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Attention: J. Ritterbeck, for Glenn Russell, Ph.D. Planning Director. For further information please contact, J. Ritterbeck at (805) 568-3509. MATERIAL REVIEW: Plans and staff analysis of the proposal will be available for public review at Planning and Development, 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 a week prior to the final action. Published May 7, 2014 Montecito Journal

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Martin & Associates, 121 West De La Guerra, Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. David R. Martin, 869 Knollwood Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 21, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN No. 2014-0001170. Published April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bee Vintage Designs; The Buzzy Bee; The Right Gift, PO Box 1802, Buellton, CA 93427. Jamie Martinez, 371 Sycamore Dr., Buellton, CA 93427. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 15, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by D. Sanchez. FBN No. 2014-0001131. Published April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2014.



FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Brookwest Group; Choo Choo Jewelry; Choo Choo; Choo Choo Baby, 106 Kinman Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117. Ashlan Taylor, 106 Kinman Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 21, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN No. 2014-0001182. Published April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2014.

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA WILDLAND FIRE SUPPRESSION ASSESSMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014-15

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Santa Barbara will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, during the afternoon session of the meeting which begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara. The hearing is to consider renewal of the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District and the levying and collection of assessments to fund the cost of wildland fire suppression services within the District for Fiscal Year 2014-15.

BID NO. 5324 DUE DATE & TIME: June 3, 2014 UNTIL 3:00P.M. Harbor Rock Groin Guardrail Project A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on May 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at the Sea Landing Building in the Launch Ramp Area, located at 301 Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 to discuss the specifications and field conditions.

On May 6, 2014, the City Council adopted a Resolution of Intention, No. 14-022, declaring its intention to hold this hearing (hereinafter referred to as the "Assessment Hearing") and to consider renewal of the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District. All interested or affected property owners will be afforded the opportunity to be heard by the City Council at the Assessment Hearing. Written comments are also welcome up to the time of the hearing, and should be addressed to the City Council via the City Clerkʼs Office, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102‑1990.

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

The total cost of the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District is estimated to be $248,907 for Fiscal Year 2014-15. This cost results in a proposed assessment rate of $75.72 per single-family equivalent benefit unit in the Foothill Zone and $93.89 in the Extreme Foothill Zone for Fiscal Year 2014-15. Parcels located within the assessment area are assessed based upon their receipt of special benefits from the services over and above general benefits conferred on real property or to the public at large. The Assessments include a provision for an annual increase equal to the change in the Los AngelesRiverside-Orange County Area Consumer Price Index (CPI), not to exceed 4% (four percent) per year without a further vote or balloting process. The total allowable CPI adjustment for 2014-15 is 0.77%, and the rates have been adjusted accordingly.

Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. The City of Santa Barbara requires all contractors to possess a current valid State of California B - General Building Contractors License. The company bidding on this must possess one of the above mentioned licenses at the time bids are due and be otherwise deemed qualified to perform the work specified herein. Bids submitted using the license name and number of a subcontractor or other person who is not a principle partner or owner of the company making this bid, will be rejected as being non-responsive.

An Engineer's Report for the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District has been prepared and was preliminarily approved by the City Council on May 6, 2014. The Council will consider final approval of the report during the Assessment Hearing. The report is available for review in the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, De la Guerra Plaza, and at the City of Santa Barbara Fire Department located at 925 Chapala Street.

Bidders are hereby notified that a Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California.

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, will be available at 735 Anacapa Street and at the Central Library. Agendas and Staff Reports are also accessible online at www.santabarbaraca.gov; under Most Popular, click on Council Agenda Packet. Regular meetings of the Council are broadcast live and rebroadcast on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. on City TV Channel 18. These meetings can also be viewed over the Internet at www.santabarbaraca.gov: Point to Government, point to City Hall, and click on Mayor & City Council; point to City Council Meetings and click on City Council Meeting Videos, and then click on the Video link for the meeting date.

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

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to gain access to, comment at, or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator's Office at 564-5305 or inquire at the City Clerk's Office on the day of the meeting. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements in most cases.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Mission Masonry, PO Box 4213, Santa Barbara, CA 93140. Jimmie Thaten, 217 S. Milpas, Santa Barbara, CA 93102. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 7, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk

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____________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. General Services Manager

filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN No. 2014-0001195. Published April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2014.

Susan Tschech, CMC Deputy City Clerk

(SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN No. 2014-0001025. Published April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Happy Dog, 464 Terrace Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. John H. Godsey, 464 Terrace Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 22, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: A Touch of Southern Love, 811 Summit Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Terry Stanford-Jacobson, 811 Summit Road, Montecito, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 1, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of

Published: May 7, 2014 Montecito Journal

the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 2014-0000965. Published April 23, 30, May 7, 14 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Imagine Design Studios, 452 Scenic Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. James T. Forsha, 452 Scenic Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 16, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland,

County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 2014-0001132. Published April 23, 30, May 7, 14 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Olive Mill Plaza, 1933 Cliff Drive #2, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Coast Village Investments II, LLC, 1933 Cliff Drive #2, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 2, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 2014-0000973. Published April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Spudnuts Donuts, 5718 Hollister Ave. #101, Goleta, CA 93117. Spudnuts Donuts, LLC, 5718 Hollister Ave. #101, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 27, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Original FBN No. 2014-0000921. Published April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Spudnuts Donuts, 6530 Seville Rd. #101, Isla Vista, CA 93117. Spudnuts Donuts, LLC, 5718 Hollister Ave. #101, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 27, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Original FBN No. 2014-0000920. Published April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOM:AGE, 331 E. Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Abagail Starr, 331 E. Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 1, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. – Theodore Hesburgh

that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 2014-0000968. Published April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Select Our, 1120 Coast Village Circle, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Select Our, LLC, 1120 Coast Village Circle, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 10, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. Original FBN No. 2014-0001075. Published April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Skyline Property Management, 445 Vista de la Playa Ln., Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Savvy Real Estate Solutions, 445 Vista de la Playa Ln., Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 21, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Original FBN No. 2014-0000844. Published April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1466578. To all interested parties: Petitioner Meng Sun filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name from Mingyi He to Lily Mingyi He. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described about must file a written objection that included the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed April 11, 2014, by Narzralli Baksh, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: June 4, 2014 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

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C ALENDAR OF Note to readers: This entertainment calendar is a subjective sampling of arts and other events taking place in the Santa Barbara area for the next week. It is by no means comprehensive. Be sure to read feature stories in each issue that complement the calendar. In order to be considered for inclusion in this calendar, information must be submitted no later than noon on the Wednesday eight days prior to publication date. Please send all news releases and digital artwork to slibowitz@yahoo.com)

THURSDAY, MAY 8

FRIDAY, MAY 9

Wax-ing on Seniors – Local actor Bill Waxman has starred in many of Santa Barbara productions from DIJO and other companies including Twelve Angry Men, Inherit The Wind, The English Bride and New Jerusalem: The Trials of Spinoza. His other theater credits include directing Talley’s Folly and No Exit (Elite Theatre in Oxnard) and serving as musical director for Spoon River Anthology. He also wrote Fighting The Invisible, a play with music about Fibromyalgia that was produced last May at the Center Stage Theater. Now Waxman has created a brand-new theatrical work, The Coot Elimination Committee, about life in a retirement community. Eighty-year-old Mike Ryan and seventy-year-old Martha Fletcher – who he has been in love with all his life despite her two marriages – have set up housekeeping together, but Mike also enlists the aid of one of his aged neighbors to spy on Martha, never suspecting Karl is keeping dark secrets of his own. Meanwhile, the president of the homeowners association is recruiting Mike and Martha to be part of her plan to rid the retirement home like of the duck-like coots who breed there. Santa Barbaraarea actors Tim Whitcomb, Debbie Helm, Julie Allen, Ed Giron, Jerry O’Shinsky, Stuart Orenstein, Sandy McOwen, and Char Smith – many of Waxman’s colleagues in previous works – make up the cast for the humorous and poignant piece. WHEN: 8 pm ThursdaySaturday, 2:30 pm Sunday, tonight-May 18 WHERE: Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria COST: $17 general, $12 students & seniors INFO: 6846380 or www.plazatheatercarpinteria.com

“Arabian Nights”, SilhouetteStyle – It makes perfect sense that UCSB theater instructor Jeff Mills has been tapped to direct The Arabian Nights, Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of Scheherazade’s Thousand and One Nights tales of love, lust, comedy and dreams. The play is being produced by UCSB’s Acting Up Front, for which the costumes, scenery and lighting are designed to provide a “silhouette” of a world rather than a fully realistic depiction of one. Mills, meanwhile, is a founding member of BOXTALES, the Santa Barbara theater company that conceived much of their artistic mission based on the work of Chicago’s Lookingglass and Zimmerman’s similarly stripped-down adaptations of Alice in Wonderland, The Odyssey, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. A 17-member cast will deliver the tales from Arabian Nights, provide an empty canvass for the riveting stories – with the actors using the human body to create architecture, objects, forces of nature, or animals – requiring the audience to involve themselves in the creative act of amplifying and filling in and connecting the dots with their imaginations. WHEN: 8 tonight and May 13-17, plus 2 pm May 10 & 17 WHERE: UCSB Performing Arts Theater COST: $17 general, $13 students & seniors INFO: 893-7221 or www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu SATURDAY, MAY 10 Waymores, Then No More – After more than 12 years of monthly concerts at the audience-friendly Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Goleta, the

THURSDAY, MAY 8 Guitar Gods – Still basking in the glow of its beautiful renovation, the Lobero Theatre has booked a bevy of musicians to help celebrate its reopening, including three guitarist in a row each representing a different genre. First up is Paul Galbraith, the Grammy-nominated Scottish classical guitarist known for both the breadth of his style and the unique position in which he plays his instrument. He holds the guitar – which is outfitted with two extra strings at each end of the tonal spectrum – upright between his legs like a cello, supported by a similar metal endpin resting on a wooden resonance box. Back in 1998, Galbraith recorded the Complete Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas, which was hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “a landmark in the history of guitar recordings”; the album reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s classical charts. Tonight brings the West Coast premiere of his Bach and Mozart program, partially drawn from his 2010 CD Paul Galbraith Performs Mozart, Britten and Bach. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 33 East Canon Perdido Street COST: $25 & $35 ($105 patron tickets include priority seating and pre-concert private reception) INFO: 963-0761 or www. lobero.com 

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THURSDAY, MAY 8 Forget GM, Watch for the Volvo – Sandra Tsing Loh is the author of the best-selling New York Times book Mother on Fire (2008), inspired by her hit solo show of the same name, which ran for seven months in Los Angeles. Her other solo shows include Aliens in America and Bad Sex With Bud Kemp, which both played off Broadway, and Sugar Plum Fairy and I Worry, which played at The Kennedy Center. Loh is also the host of the syndicated daily radio spot The Loh Down, heard weekly by 4 million people, and the author of four other books. Now, the writer/comedian has set her sights on “the change of life” in her just-published book, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones. The hilarious story of her roller-coaster ride through menopause while juggling the pressurefilled responsibilities of the Sandwich Generation – those who wrangle both children and parents – is also the subject of her talk tonight at UCSB. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: UCSB’s Campbell Hall COST: $15 INFO: 8933535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu  Song Tree Concert Series is going into “retirement” after tonight’s show, following a marvelous run that has seen creator/ producer Tom Lee bring a huge assortment of acts to town, from the likes of Teka and Gilles Apap to folk, bluegrass or singersongwriting heroes Utah Phillips, Byron Berline, Patrick Ball, and Dan Crary. But was it irony, coincidence, or just good sense that led Lee to book The Waymores for the series’ final concert? The trio of Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris and Don Henry are best known as ranking among Nashville’s finest songwriters: Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Linda Ronstadt, Patti Page, Conway Twitty, Kathy Mattea, and Joe Cocker are among many other artists who have recorded their separate compositions. Meanwhile, their solo output covers more than a dozen albums between them. Put them all together and it’s quite a single evening of music, and very likely to be one that leaves audiences asking for, yep, way more. But all we hear is that after tonight, Song Tree “hopes to be able to bring more good music to good people on an occasional basis in the future.” We’ll be waiting. WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: 820 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta COST: $15 general, free under age 16 INFO: 403-2639 or www.SongTree.org SUNDAY, MAY 11 Off the Beato Path – Famed potter Beatrice Wood, who lived and worked in Ojai for five decades before her death at 105 in 1998, actually first emerged as an artist in 1917, making sketches as part of the provocative New York Dada scene. Wood’s drawings served as visual diaries, allowing her to explore personal and often socially taboo subject in abstract and figurative styles. Now, a new exhibition, Living in the Timeless, examines the lesser-

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known yet foundational role of drawing in the work of the artist – who was known as Beato – an approach she continued to develop over the next eight decades. The approximately 50 selected works – drawn from a recent gift of 166 of her drawings – showcase a variety of idiosyncratic styles influenced by cubism, surrealism, and commercial illustration. WHEN: May 11-August 31 WHERE: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street COST: free with museum admission INFO: 9634364 or www.sbma.net TUESDAY, MAY 13 Much Mo’ Music – Keb’ Mo’s return to the Lobero Theatre comes in the midst of a pretty decent run for the three-time Grammy Award-winning, roots-blues musician. It’s been 20 years since Kevin Moore – the stage name is a street-talk abbreviation of his birth name given to him by his original drummer – burst on the scene as seemingly fully-formed, post-modern blues master with an old soul, who was quickly described as “a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America.” Now, the singer-songwriter-guitarist’s first new album in almost three years, the smartly-titled BLUESAmericana, arrived late last month and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues chart, No. 2 on the Billboard Folk chart, No. 8 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, and the top of the Amazon Best Sellers chart. He was slated to appear yesterday alongside Metallica at MusiCares’ 10th Annual MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia, and is due for an album release event at L.A.’s GRAMMY Museum tomorrow and a slot that night on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. But tonight, we’ve got him again, firing up new songs “The Old Me Better” and “The Worst Is Yet To Come” for local blues nuts.

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FRIDAY, MAY 9 Camerata Closer – Camerata Pacifica winds up its 24th season with a concert that touches on nearly all that’s great about Santa Barbara’s thriving chamber music ensemble, whichever way you slice it. There are two large ensemble pieces, and two works for solo and duo settings. CamPac founder/flutist Adrian Spence performs, as does the celebrated French horn player Martin Owen, who made his Camerata debut just last month, Works come from well-known composers (Olivier Messiaen and Robert Schumann), the more obscure (Liechtenstein’s Joseph Rheinberger) and modern (Jake Heggie, whose Winter Roses was commissioned by CamPac back in 1999 when the composer was barely known.) Owen gets the solo spotlight for Messiaen’s “Appel Interstellaire” from Des canyons aux etoiles... and shares the stage with pianist Adam Neiman for Schumann’s “Adagio & Allegro” in A-Flat Major, Op. 70. Mezzo-soprano Kate Allen sings the role originally sung by Frederica von Stade when Heggie’s Winter Roses finally premiered in 2004 after he wrote the acclaimed opera Dead Man Walking. She’ll be accompanied by Spence, Neiman and Owen, plus Jennifer Johnson on oboe, José Franch-Ballester on clarinet, John Steinmetz on bassoon, Erik Arvinder and Tereza Stanislav on violin, Richard Yongjae O’Neill on viola, Ani Aznavoorian on cello and Tim Eckert on bass; all but Stanislav and Neiman appear in Rheinberger’s “Nonet” in E-Flat Major, Op. 139, offering a spirited conclusion to the concert – and the season. WHEN: 1 (Heggie & Rheinberger only) & 7:30 pm WHERE: Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Road COST: $45 (1 pm $22) INFO: 884-8410 or www. cameratapacifica.org WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 33 East Canon Perdido Street COST: $25 & $35 ($105 patron tickets include priority seating and pre-concert private reception) INFO: 9630761 or www.lobero.com BENEFIT OF THE WEEK EDC TGIF – Hot on the heels (pardon the global-warming reference) of last month’s Earth Day celebration, the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) revs up its annual monthly warm-weather gatherings that are not unlike mini two-hour versions of the massive weekend festival. Just 200300 folks fit in the cozy courtyard at the nonprofit’s downtown offices, where they can enjoy a glass or two of local wine or frosty craft-brewed beer, plus chow on delicious appetizers, and listen to live music (The Arroyo Boyz tonight) while learning a little bit about some of the environmental work being done in

the community through short speeches from selected outfits (this month featuring Coastal Fund, Ocean Conservancy, and Ventura Sierra Club) or simply hobnobbing among the guests. It’s also the happyhour bargain of every month, as the hors d’oeuvres (from Fairview Gardens, Lazy Acres, Palace Grill, Panera Bread, Silvergreens and Sojourner Café) and two drinks (from sponsors Caribbean Coffee, Carr Winery, New Belgium Brewing Co., and Touring & Tasting) are included in the low cost of admission, though the raffle tickets for some cool donated items will set you back an additional dollar each. WHEN: 5:30-7:30 pm Friday WHERE: 906 Garden Street COST: $15 ($95 VIP Season Pass includes priority admission and six raffle tickets for all four events, a commemorative TGIF! wine glass and annual membership to EDC) INFO: 962-1622 or www. EnvironmentalDefenseCenter.org/tgif  •MJ

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On Entertainment What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?

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or most folks, especially in these days of constantly changing careers, that might be a difficult question. But it’s a no-brainer for veteran songwriter Alan Bergman, who with his wife, Marilyn, composed the lyrics for that Academy Awardnominated song back in 1969, along with literally 500 others who have become staples of pop music. He’ll keep doing what he and Marilyn have been doing since they first met in 1956: go on loving each other and writing songs together. “That’s just what we do,” Bergman said. “What else is there? And there’s no heavy lifting.” The Bergmans, who have spent most weekends at the couple’s home above Montecito’s upper village ever since they started off renting a cottage four years ago, have collaborated with some of the finest composers of the past 60 years, including Michel Legrand, Johnny Mandel, Marvin Hamlisch, Dave Grusin, John Williams, Henry Mancini, and Quincy Jones. Together, the Bergmans have been nominated for 16 Academy Awards, and won three

Renowned songwriter Alan Bergman will perform at the Lobero

Oscars, taking home statues for “The Windmills of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair, for the title song from The Way We Were and for the score of Yentl. Now, at 88 years young, Bergman – who only started singing in public a few years ago – is set to make his performing debut in his adopted weekend hometown with a special Ghostlight Society concert at the Lobero on Saturday, May 17, celebrating the theater’s recent renovation. With Bill Cantos on piano and Trey Henry on bass – and special guest

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vocalist Tierney Sutton, the jazz singer of immense interpretive gifts – Bergman will perform classics from throughout his career, and delve into the stories behind the songs. He gave us insight into his history and approach over the telephone last month. Q. How did you choose to be a lyricist? Was that always the only option? Did you ever write music, too? A. I started out writing both. I was one of those lucky people who knew what I wanted to do at 11, when the first piece of sheet music I bought was a song written by Johnny Mercer. When I went to grad school at UCLA, he became my mentor. I was writing both words and music then, but when we started to write with Lou Spencer, I realized they both wrote better music that I could... It’s about the song, not about my ego. You’ve worked with an amazing assortment of composers. Who were your favorites? How were the relationships different? We’ve been very lucky because it all starts with the music. We prefer to write to the melody rather than the other way around. That’s where the rhymes and the inspiration are. Sometimes we give a writer some words. We gave Michel (Legrand) the line of “What are you doing the rest of your life?” and he loved it. Same thing with “How Do You Keep the Music Playing”. He wrote the whole melody from those one-liners. Some of them play piano so beautifully that they can play for you instantly what they’re thinking. Some are better editors than others. But you get to be very friendly and warm and loving with these wonderful composers. It’s a great time. Can you share the story about “What Are You Doing...?” It’s such an unusual song. It was an assignment from the writer-director (Richard Brooks), who called us while writing the script for Happy Ending and said that the song would be used twice. The first time would be a love sequence, but the second time these people have gotten married and the husband is a workaholic, the wife an alcoholic, and it’s 16 years later. And she goes to her favorite bar never to go home again, and she plays that song on the jukebox. You can’t change a word or a note – it has to be irony at that time. That line meant something entirely different.

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That had to have been quite a challenge. What do you do when the words don’t come easily? If it doesn’t work, you rewrite. Things aren’t written, they’re re-written. You do it until it works. That’s what separates amateurs from professionals. You keep making it better. People ask, “How do you know when you’re finished?” The answer is when they take it away. Otherwise you keep going at it. It’s a pretty astounding story that you and Marilyn were from the same neighborhood in Brooklyn but only met in L.A. because you worked with the same composer in different time slots. Was it love at first sight? It was partnership at first sight. I knew there was something very special about this woman the first time I met her. The first day, we wrote a song. It wasn’t very good but we really enjoyed the process. That was in 1956. It wasn’t for seven or eight months that I asked her out, and that was after (songwriter) Frank Loesser heard a few songs of ours and wanted to put us under contract. He brought us back to New York around Christmastime. We went walking on Park Avenue with all the lights and got to know each other on a social level. We never signed the contract, but we found each other... We got married a couple of years later. I’ve said it before but it’s true: When you do something you love to do – and we love to write songs – when you do it with someone you love, the world is yours. It’s a very happy place. So now that you’ve done a few of these concerts, have you started wondering if maybe you should have been a singer yourself? Oh, no. It’s not as much fun as writing. You have to have a big ego because you’ve got to go on the road, all those late nights. That’s not for me. But I do enjoy singing. It’s nice to have people who appreciate what we do, especially because (while) music travels easily, with lyrics it’s harder. We did a concert in Havana (Cuba) and they knew all the songs; everyone was singing along to every word. That was very gratifying. Lobero Ghostlight Society presents “An Evening with Alan Bergman” at 7:30 pm on Saturday, May 17. Tickets cost $40 or $50, with $150 VIP tickets also including a post-performance private reception on the Lobero stage. Call 963-0761 or visit www. Lobero.com.

Pearson’s Body Shots

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If it seems 65 would be a little past prime for a one-man show, Pearson isn’t worried. “I do tai chi, yoga, and run. I’m very active and I stay in shape,” he explained. “But the show is propelled by storytelling... I’m not in tights and leotards anymore. It’s movement theater, which is what I’ve done since age 40. One grows as a performer, so you don’t depend as much on that youthful magnetism of the body.” Jerry Pearson brings his Body of Work to the Lobero (photo by Stephen Sherrill)

on campus until stepping aside three years ago, had to come up with a career review to gain advancement to the system’s highest pay grade. “They want to know about your entire body of work, not just the last few years (as with typical tenure track promotions,” Pearson recalled last week. “I had to organize and explain my entire career. I’d written about myself before, but as a choreographer, I’d rather show what I do.” So Pearson decided to rummage through all of his videos from his long history of dancing and creating works – he was an early pioneer of using video in dance – to put together a montage. “Right in the middle, I realized that the best way to do it was to add a voiceover,” he said. “The story that was evolving had more to do with the narrative. That’s when I realized I could make it a live show, too.” Body of Work debuted on campus last year, and toured a bit through Europe a few months ago. But next Thursday’s performance at the Lobero Theatre marks its local public unveiling. The piece traces Pearson’s career over nearly 50 years, from age 16 to his current 65, covering his time in Minnesota and New York and with his own company before relocating to Santa Barbara for the UCSB position. “When I was 12 or 13, I thought I wanted to be a conductor,” he recalled. “But I realized that desire to be the one who was generating the energy was more like a dancer, because I wanted to do it with my body. That drive to stand up on stage and actually express myself through movement has been a through-line ever since.”

Bella Gaia (“Beautiful Earth”) takes hold at the Granada Theatre

Jerry Pearson performs Body of Work at 8 pm on Thursday, May 15, at the Lobero Theatre. Tickets cost $23 general, $18 students and seniors. Call 963-0761 or visit www.Lobero.com.

What on Earth?

“We went to the moon as technicians, we returned as humanitarians.” – Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell Kenji Williams, the Malaysianborn, classically trained violinist-turned-composer/fusion player/ filmmaker, created Bella Gaia in conjunction with NASA, which makes a lot of sense since it involves lots of footage shot from space and was inspired by the sensation of astronauts who experience seeing firsthand what the earth looks like out of a spaceship’s window. The multimedia audiovisual experience combines satellite imagery of the planet, time-lapse nature photography and cultural heritage footage with live performances of music and dance from around the world – all in an effort to both recreate the astronaut’s experience and expansively explore the relationship between human civilization and the earth’s ecosystem. By delivering complex scientific data in an accessible entertainment experience, Williams hopes to expand public understanding of our global challenges. The project, which has been performed more than 200 times before more than 150,000 people in 10 countries since its creation in 2006 – including the Guggenheim Museum, the UNESCO Headquarters, and the U.S. State Department – is making its way to Santa Barbara for a single show on Saturday night at the Granada Theatre.

Williams talked about Bella Gaia – which means “Beautiful Earth” – over the telephone late last month. Q. How did the project come about? A. I was inspired by a NASA astronaut, Mike Fincke, who had lived on the space station for several months. When I met him in Moscow, I asked him what changed when he went to space. He told me a story of a complete transformation that happened for him: he saw Earth as a living, glowing bubble of light in the black of space – a border-less, holistic, interconnected planet. I wondered how could I bring this experience to those of us who can’t get into space. At the time, I had no idea how I would do it or what it would look like, but I wanted to explore what they call the Overview Effect. Those famous images from the 1960s of Earth from space were revolutionary – it was an icon for the civil rights movements and other reforms at the time – but now we take it for granted. I thought, now that we’re immersed in special effects, video, and audio and data visualizations, why can’t we bring that Earth-rise photo to the next level and make it something new for all of us? I saw a preview video and it seemed to me a bit like the Qatsi film trilogy, only

with NASA images. Is that one of your influences? Oh yeah, well more Baraka, which was a life-changing film for me. Bella Gaia is like Baraka performed live. There’s lots of cultural content and celebration of our heritage. The message for me is to really explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space. We see how various cultures had a dialogue with the cosmos, and we look at the consequences of losing it. So, you’re addressing environmental issues like climate change? But not at all in-your-face – that’s the magic. We’re just showing data and leaving it up to the audience to connect the dots. The methodology for me is that it comes down to relationships. Our actions affect other things. That’s a very simple equation. It’s a natural human instinct to protect people and things we have emotional connections to. The film is meant to hit on emotional levels, and your natural instincts do the rest. Ultimately, it all comes down to humans and our survival. The earth will be fine whatever we do. Bella Gaia performs at 7:30 pm Saturday at the Granada. Tickets cost $28-$73. Call 899-2222 or visit www. •MJ granadasb.org.

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SHORT/LONG TERM RENTAL CARMEL BY THE SEA vacation getaway. Charming, private studio. Beautiful garden patio. Walk to beach and town. $110/night. 831-624-6714 For Lease. Montecito bungalow, 2bd/1ba. Large kitchen with service porch, large livingroom with fireplace, wood floors, 2 large decks, newly redecorated. Superb condition. Private garden, short walk to Miramar Beach. $3300/mo. Call 969-2128 for appt. CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING

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or memorial services throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. For more information visit www. usmilitaryhonors.org, email carlvwade@gmail.com, or call 805-667-7909.” Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter is located at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter, 5473 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, Ca. www.bunssb.org Adopt /Volunteer/ Donate with us, and help give abandoned & stray rabbits & guinea pigs a better life.

Do you love Reagan history? The Reagan Ranch Center is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving as docents for the Exhibit Galleries. Docents will have the opportunity share the history of President Reagan and his “Western White House.” For more information or to apply, please contact Danielle Fowler at 805-957-1980 or daniellef@reaganranch.org. “The 1st Memorial Honors Detail is seeking veterans to get back in uniform to participate in an on-call Honor Guard team to provide military honors at funeral

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4455 Via Bendita $15,750,000 Kogevinas/Schultheis 805.450.6233/805.729.2802 A Landmark Hope Ranch Estate. 5Br, 7Ba, Gst Cttg, 2 Gst Apts. www. MontecitoProperties4455.com

1910 Carrisa Hwy $6,500,000 Ken Switzer 805.680.4622 The Zapata Ranch. Spectacular 11BD/7BA; 2750± ac ranch compound, very private near Paso Robles.

700 San Antonio St $11,000,000 Nancy Kogevinas 805.450.6233 1332 Las Palmas Dr $6,480,000 1547 Edison St $5,595,000 Stunning 65± Acre compound in Central Ojai. 6BD/4BA Main House plus 2 other residences, Pool & Tennis Court and magnificent Abbott/Winter 805.455.5409 Ian L. Brooks 310.428.6569 5BD/5.5BA. Hope Ranch Estate w/ pool & equestrian facilities on 4.5 acs. 4BD/6BA Spanish Hacienda Estate! Horse stables, 4 fplacs, fountains, Ojai Valley & Mountain views. www.700.MontecitoProperties.com

4630 Via Bendita $4,195,000 The Brothers Gough 805.455.1420/455.3030 Spacious Mediterranean 1BD/1BA on 3.5± useable acres in Hope Ranch with development potential.

1015 Ladan Dr $3,750,000 Paul Hurst 805.680.8216 Impeccable 5BR/7BA + Guest House. 360° views. Text GOTO 4SBRE4 to 95495.

405 Via Hierba $3,495,000 Team Scarborough 805.331.1465 Gated 4BD/5BA 7000± SF Mediterranean estate on 1.37± lushly landscaped acres in Hope Ranch.

2225 Sweeney Rd $2,900,000 Ken Switzer 805.680.4622 Prized ranchland, mainly Sta. Rita Hills AVA. 335 AC, 196 to plant, exist. 2 hms, new storage.

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

780 Mission Canyon Rd $4,450,000 Daniel Encell 805.565.4896 Elegant 1919 garden estate near the Mission & State St. 5BD/6BA www. DanEncell.com

281 Schulte Ln $2,290,000 St. Clair/Mermis 805.886.6741 3938 Laguna Blanca Dr $2,795,000 2700 Glendower Ave $2,595,000 Lori Ebner 805.729.4861 Tim Dahl 805.886.2211 Located in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains with spectacular mountain views is this 5,000+ SF 5BD/3.5BA home on an Architectural Gem in Hope Ranch. 3BD/3BA on 1.07 acres with grand Premiere Los Feliz location. Remodeled 3BD/2BA w/ guest apartment. City orchard with nearly 2 acres of oranges & avocados. www.Mermis-StClair.com views of Santa Barbara.

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