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VICKI HAZARD SHE SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Montecito resident Vicki Hazard recognized by Santa Barbara Foundation for invaluable volunteerism and contributions to Sansum Clinic, (story on page 43)
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE 5 Guest Editorial When it comes to volunteering, Bob Hazard raises a hand of encouragement, detailing the importance of charity and pitching in for free, while listing opportunities 6 Montecito Miscellany Montecito’s wealthiest; SB Symphony; Josh Elliott to CBSN News; In the Mood; and Betty Stephens; CAMA at Lobero and Granada; Frank McGinity’s second edition; Stand Together for anti-bullying; and Anne Towbes’ flower 8 Letters to the Editor Ralph Iannelli’s open-minded note to Mr. Chubb; Frank Anderson on protests against Trump; MWD’s Mike Clark writes about water; Dan Seibert’s flower power; Elena Marvel on Bond, James Bond; Roger Colley on water; Sol Morrison sounds off; Larry Bond’s vote; and Dr. Edo McGowan on recycling 9 Brilliant Thoughts Ashleigh Brilliant picks his brain and those of MJ readers about clarity, comprehension, misunderstandings, and language in general 11 This Week Knitting circle; cocktail reception; French talk; Orchard to Ocean; beekeeping; Princess Day; free music; Tecolote book signings; Bruce Porter speaks at Sierra Grill; MBAR meeting; business mixer; Revels Spring Pub Sing; MPC meeting; kindergarten night; Dr. Ira Byock; Easter celebration; The New Yorker; MA water meeting; musician David Courtenay; Easter services; fire prevention chipping schedule; art classes; brain fitness; Adventuresome Aging; Story Time; Italian talk; farmers market; artisans market; Cars & Coffee; speaking French; and Boy Scouts Tide Guide Handy chart to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach 12 Village Beat Possible relocation of Summerland Fire Station in the works; Vicki Hazard honored as Woman of the Year; MUS happenings; MPC to hear Montecito Architectural Guidelines and Development Standards update 13 On Entertainment Steven Libowitz focuses on photographers Henry Diltz and Pattie Boyd; composer and violinist Ashley Broder at CD-release party at Ventura Museum; musician Martin Beaver returns to town 14 Seen Around Town Lynda Millner attends the SB Yacht Club’s Opening Day; Women’s Division of Jewish Federation of Greater SB; Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care forum; and Man and Woman of the Year
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21 The Way It Was Hattie Beresford goes back in time and hits the road, stitching together and revising a handful of stories previously published between 2006-20012 23 Meet The Teacher Former Los Angeles-based instructor Sigrid Toye, Ph.D., profiles All Saints Parish School teacher Cindy Nielsen Hadidian with a detailed by-the-book description 24 Coming & Going James Buckley makes note of Dr. Edward Birch, the initial recipient of the David K. Winter Excellence in Leadership Award at Coral Casino; Sea Dream yacht and Rally 4 Kids; and French cuisine at SBCC on March 20 29 Legal Advertising 35 State Street Spin Erin Graffy de Garcia recalls the fifth Beatle, George Martin; SB Jazz Society’s opener; Jonathan Atherton tells a tale; and a historic photo 37 Your Westmont David Brooks on ways to achieve happiness at the President’s Breakfast; and a Culver City cellist wins the Music Guild competition; and Jupiter highlights a public viewing March 18 38 Calendar of Events St. Patrick’s Day traditions; Leon Bridges at Arlington; Messiah and SB Choral Society; Jewish Film Festival; French music at Faulkner; Santa Barbara Revels; David Crosby at Granada; sounds of music in Victoria Court; Dr. Ira Byock at First Presbyterian; SOhO green drinks; Carp artists; and wildlife at Museum of Natural History 41 Cinema Scope James Luksic darkens the door of eerie 10 Cloverfield Lane and chronicles the family tree of Brothers Grimsby Movie Guide 42 Benefits of the Week Steven Libowitz previews the 30th anniversary of CALM Auxiliary’s Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon set for April 2; Fork & Cork Classic campaign; and museum’s Audubon artwork 44 Open House Guide 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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by Bob Hazard Mr. Hazard is an Associate Editor of this paper and a former president of Birnam Wood Golf Club
Building Our Community Through Volunteering
ast week, the Coral Casino ballroom was filled to the brim with community volunteers and non-profit group leaders for a luncheon sponsored by the Santa Barbara Foundation. The purpose of the luncheon is to celebrate volunteerism by selecting and recognizing this year’s man and woman of the year in volunteer community service. This year, Man of the Year honors went to Dr. Ed Birch, for his work at the Music Academy of the West, CALM, the Botanic Gardens, Westmont College and the Neighborhood Clinics. Vicki Hazard, my wife of 35 years, received Woman of the Year honors for her service as board chair of Sansum Clinic, which provides nearly half of all the outpatient healthcare in the greater Santa Barbara community, as well as her leadership service with the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation and the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara. Past recipients choose the current year’s winners. Among the more recent woman winners are fellow Montecito residents Anne Towbes, Gerd Jordano, Maryan Schall, Joanne Rapp, Jane Habermann, Patricia McFarlane, and Carol Palladini.
Opportunities for Volunteer Service in this Community
There are more than 500 local, non-profit organizations for would-be Montecito volunteers to choose from. If your passion is HEALTHCARE... try volunteering with the Neighborhood Clinics, Cottage Hospital, Sansum Clinic, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, Visiting Nurses & Hospice Care, the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer Society or Doctors Without Borders. Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-step drug rehabilitation programs are 100-percent run by volunteers. Halfway houses for convalescent care, the Alzheimer ’s Association, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the American Heart Association and Autism Speaks all provide excellent volunteer opportunities. If your passion is THE ARTS... become involved with the Music Academy of the West, the Art Museum or the Granada, the Lobero, or the New Vic theater. Sing in a choir. Perform in a musical ensemble. Support ballet, opera or the symphony. And don’t forget to display your own volunteer creativity in the Summer Solstice celebration, the peoples’ parade. If GARDENS are your passion... volunteer at Lotusland, the Pearl Chase Society or the Botanic Gardens. If your passion is the ENVIRONMENT... follow the lead of Hillary Hauser into “Heal the Ocean.” Work with the Montecito Association on community beautification. Pick up trash, Adopt a Highway, or clean a beach. Join the Montecito Trails Foundation or ChannelKeepers. If your passion is ANIMALS... become involved with the zoo, the Humane Society, the Sea Center or the care of marine mammals. Protect baby seals by joining the Carpinteria Seal Watch. Join the Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) or the Dog Adoption and Welfare Group (D.A.W.G.) If your passion is CIVICS... become engaged in public causes and governance. Serve on the Montecito Association, the Montecito Planning Commission, the Montecito Board of Architectural Review, the Water Board, the Sanitary Board, the Fire Board or the Montecito Community Foundation Board. Join the Rotary Club, the Santa Barbara Foundation or the Chamber of Commerce. If your passion is HELPING THE DISADVANTAGED... join Habitat for Humanity to build homes for low-income families, or the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County. Serve in a shelter. Support a thrift store or encourage your kids to raise money for philanthropic causes. If your passion is CHILDREN... meet amazingly talented kids seeking scholarship assistance from the Scholarship Foundation. Make Montecito’s 4th of July Parade a bigger WOW! Mentor, teach or coach an amateur sports team. Support Little League or the YMCA. Volunteer with the Girl Scouts/ Boy Scouts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters or Girls Inc. Volunteer with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children or CALM (Child Abuse, Listening, and Mediation). Volunteering for the Santa Barbara Special Olympics can be a special treat. If your passion is SENIOR CARE...work with the Friendship Adult Day Care Center or the Center for Successful Aging. If your passion is DISASTER RELIEF...volunteer with Direct Relief or join MERRAG for training. Support your local first responders. Embrace the •MJ American Red Cross. 17 – 24 March 2016
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Monte ito Miscellany by Richard Mineards
Richard covered the Royal Family for Britain’s Daily Mirror and Daily Mail, and was an editor on New York Magazine. He was also a national anchor on CBS, a commentator on ABC Network News, host on E! TV, a correspondent on the syndicated show Extra, and a commentator on the KTLA Morning News. He moved to Montecito nine years ago.
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ur Eden by the Beach, as usual, is well-represented in the 30th Forbes rankings of the world’s wealthiest people, with Microsoft tycoon Bill Gates, 60, leading the power pack with $75 billion, which is down from $79.2 billion last year. It is the 17th time he has topped the list in 22 years. Spanish clothing magnate Amancia Ortega, who owns the Zara fashion chain, comes in second with $67 billion, while Warren Buffet, 85, is placed third with $60.8 billion, a hefty drop of $11.9 billion in 2015. Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim, 76, drops two places to fourth, being valued at $50 billion, $27.1 billion less than last year. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 31, is the youngest finan-
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If you have something you think Montecito should know about, or wish to respond to something you read in the Journal, we want to hear from you. Please send all such correspondence to: Montecito Journal, Letters to the Editor, 1206 Coast Village Circle, Suite D, Montecito, CA. 93108. You can also FAX such mail to: (805) 969-6654, or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Letter, Open Mind
can rest easy now that Mr. Chubb has returned to Montecito (“Good To Be Back,” MJ #22/10). I take great pride in the fact that someone of Mr. Chubb’s self-perceived accomplishments considers my letters to the editor as tedious, and I will be glad to give Mr. Chubb some additional material for his reading pleasure. Consistency is a virtue and Mr. Chubb and his like-minded pals are, if nothing else, consistent. The jump to the race card is always the first move. Let me present this very clearly. A few years ago, I wrote a letter to the MJ that listed 26-plus reasons not to have confidence in Mr. Obama’s thoughts, words, and legislative deeds. I would ask Mr. Chubb to point out where race was mentioned once in my letter. Mr. Obama is the Divider in Chief ,and race is only one of his divisionary desires. His attempts to divide know no bounds, as he has decided that in order to win people who don’t think like him must lose. If there ever was a country that exemplified the adage Win/Win, it is ours. I for one have spent my entire life working to help those who truly need help regardless of race, color, or creed. That is what fair-minded people do; it is called the “Summa bona”; look it up. While your assistant is looking up Latin translations, you might want to look up the Latin word conflatus. For Mr. Chubb to conflate questioning of a policy with one being racist and all the ugly and hurtful things that philosophy embodies, is in fact what is wrong with the way he thinks. I take issue with the president’s “non-silver lining playbook” (a cinematic reference: wanted to make sure you were still paying attention) and not his race. Welcome back to Montecito; please try to keep an open mind. Ralph T. Iannelli Montecito (Editor’s note: Well, we sure hope you and Mr. Chubb continue the conversation
in this paper, as we enjoy the give and take. – J.B.)
What’s up with That?
The Republicans in Washington can team up against Donald Trump in a matter of days but can’t stop Barack Obama and liberal policies in seven years? Frank Anderson Manteca, CA (Editor’s note: And, there you have identified the continuing appeal of Donald Trump in one nicely crafted nutshell of a sentence! – J.B.)
Don’t Water Yet
Due to the recent welcome rains, please remember to not water outside for seven to 10 sunny days after such a rain event, and if we get more again this coming weekend, then also begin the rain pause from that rain event forward. Cumulative savings are big when the whole community conserves correctly and lets Mother Nature do its job instead. This water saved will be needed later in the year, for sure! Good job so far, and keep it up into the future as conservation must be the new norm here in Montecito. Mike Clark Montecito Water District (Editor’s note: Mr. Clark is MWD’s Water Conservation coordinator.)
Flowers for the Fallen
I’m sure you are familiar with the quote “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Most homeowners know the yellow clover – oxalis – that blooms in the winter and can take over areas. As a gardener, I pull it by hand or cut it with a weed whacker. But it always comes back. Yet I saw something wonderful recently: acres of yellow flow-
One man’s “weed” is another man’s flower, in this case, a field of flowers as the U.S. flag is flown at half-staff for the fallen at Santa Barbara Cemetery
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Brilliant Thoughts by Ashleigh Brilliant Born London, 1933. Mother Canadian. Father a British civil servant. World War II childhood spent mostly in Toronto and Washington, D.C. Berkeley PhD. in American History, 1964. Living in Santa Barbara with wife Dorothy since 1973. No children. Best-known for his illustrated epigrams, called “Pot-Shots”, now a series of 10,000. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ashleighbrilliant.com
et me be perfectly clear. (If only that were possible!) No matter what I say, somebody (sometimes everybody) will misunderstand. Some may even take offense where none is intended (not that there aren’t people who deserve to be offended.) What is this “understanding” which we all crave? It must refer to the Great Bowl of Universe. Here we find ourselves “standing under” it and trying to catch a few little drops of meaning. But in terms of human communication, serious MISunderstandings can arise from trivial causes – and very often language is the culprit – even when only one tongue is involved. Somebody once said that America and Britain are two countries divided by a common language. An excellent example of this can seen in the fact that, in our Congress, to “table” a motion means to set it aside, whereas in England, putting a proposal “on the table” means taking it up for discussion. I don’t know how this difference arose, but, in negotiations between the two countries, can you imagine the diplomatic disasters such a discrepancy might cause – and, in fact, has caused! Matters, of course, can be much worse when two different languages are involved, and everything hinges on interpretation. In one instance, it is reliably reported that in 1945 a linguistic misunderstanding may actually have prolonged our war with Japan in its last phase, and cost untold lives and suffering. Apparently, the Japanese words implying that serious consideration would be given to a key peace proposition were somehow interpreted as meaning that the proposition would be ignored. So the war went on, and the A-bombs were dropped. And a century earlier, in the Crimean War, the famous Charge of the Light Brigade, which involved British cavalry suicidally charging a heavily fortified Russian position is supposed to have resulted from a misunderstanding of orders. (Something about going for the wrong guns.) There were no second thoughts, as Tennyson put it, “not though the soldier knew someone had blunder’d.” Somehow, this all reminds me of the United Nations negotiator who was sent to the Middle East to mediate one of the hideous conflicts between Jews and Arabs, and is said to have begun 17 – 24 March 2016
the proceedings by saying, “Now, gentlemen, can’t we just sit down together and settle this like Christians?” Yes (coming back to our central point), I do want to be understood. And so do you. And then there would be no more problems. But spouses don’t understand each other. Nor, notoriously, do parents and their children – so what can we expect of nations? If I didn’t know better, I would suggest that this must be how we get the expression “The peace that passeth all understanding” (a bitter joke, stemming from a passage in the New Testament, which has been made about many so-called peace settlements, particularly the one at Versailles in 1919, which “settled” World War I, and paved the way for World War II.) When I was a child and still believed in prayer, the one thing I can remember asking God for was to have more “understanding parents.” What I meant, of course, was to have them see things from my point of view. It may have been the failure of this fervent wish to materialize that turned me into an infidel. But I continued to believe in the concept of understanding, particularly in international relations. When I was getting an M.A. in education at Claremont and had to write a thesis, I chose to make a study of “International Understanding as an Attitude Objective in the Teaching of World History.” I went around to local schools and questioned history teachers about whether or how they were trying to promote International Understanding among their students. What I found, as I expected, was that – no matter how you sliced it – our own country always came off best. My thesis was accepted and probably still sleeps there on the library shelves of what is now Claremont Graduate University. In the years since then, I myself made little stabs at being a “citizen diplomat” with independent and group forays to the Soviet Union, Red China, and even to the Middle East. Whether these efforts have actually increased the amount of understanding in the world is, I suppose, in the kindest interpretation, open to question. But let there be no misunderstanding about the things that really matter most – with chocolate and peanut butter always at the head of the list. •MJ
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THURSDAY, MARCH 17 Knitting and Crocheting Circle Fiber art crafts drop-in and meet-up for all ages at Montecito Library. Must have some manual dexterity for crochet and knitting. When: 2 to 3:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Cocktail Reception Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore hosts a Master Distiller Cocktail Reception, with local distilleries coming together to serve cocktails, food pairings, and more. When: 4 pm Where: 1260 Channel Drive Cost: $69 per adult, or $375 per couple, with accommodations Info and RSVP: (805) 565-8232 FRIDAY, MARCH 18 French Conversation Group The Montecito branch of the Santa Barbara Public Library System hosts a French conversation group for those who would like to practice their French language conversation skills and meet others in the community who speak French. Both native speakers and those who learned French as a second or foreign language will participate, and new members are always welcome. When: 2 to 3 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 SATURDAY, MARCH 19 Orchard to Ocean Run The 24th Annual Orchard 2 Ocean 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run will
take place today. Proceeds from the annual run will go to the Carpinteria & Summerland Unified Schools. Registration is on Active.com (search Orchard 2 Ocean). In the past five years, more than $93,000 has been raised. When: 8 am Where: Carpinteria Main School, 5201 8th Street in Carpinteria Info: www.carpeducationfoundation. org/Events.html Basic Beekeeping Now is a good time to join the urban beekeeping movement. Honeybees need us and we need them. This workshop will help the novice learn basic skills. Learn about honeybee society and biology, equipment, starting a colony, and fall and winter management. Bring your own protective gear if you have it. Paul Croshaw is president of the Santa Barbara Beekeeper’s Association and has 40 years of beekeeping experience. He oversees La Casa’s apiary. When: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Where: La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Road Cost: $75 for workshop and lunch Princess Day at the Zoo Postponed a week due to rain, the annual event features real live princesses Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, with fairies, frogs, and toads. Costumes are encouraged, and boys are welcome, too! They are encouraged to dress as knights, princes, cowboys, pirates, or astronauts. Free with zoo admission. When: 10 am to 3 pm Where: 500 Ninos Drive Info: www.sbzoo.org
Mixer for Entrepreneurs On the heels of its hugely successful inaugural Conscious Entrepreneurs’ Transformational Mixer last month, the Santa Barbara Consciousness Network announces the second of its series of events promoting all local entrepreneurs and businesses involved with Santa Barbara’s conscious community. Attendees will be able to meet and interact with like-minded conscious leaders and entrepreneurs from the greater Santa Barbara area, find new referral sources, resources and clients, enjoy transformational talks and be inspired by spiritual leaders, and participate in a dynamic and informative live Q&A with featured spiritual leaders and speakers. This month’s guest speakers include Giovanna Capozza, a highperformance and self-mastery coach, mentor, speaker, author, and spiritual teacher who helps entrepreneurs attain their next level of success in life and business. She will be speaking on what it means to live a conscious life and to be a conscious entrepreneur. The other speaker will be Dalkoiya Batchelor, a visionary leader, healer, life coach, holistic health expert, and holistic lifestyle designer. He is the founder of Ascended Vitality Inc. and Ascended Vitality TV. Classical pianist, Santa Barbara-based Donna Massello-Chiacos will perform. Intuitive reader Anya Lei and Reiki healer Melanie Johnson will provide complimentary services at the event. Organic food by Nimita’s Cuisine will be available for purchase on the premises. Free gifts and prizes will be distributed. When: 6 to 10 pm Where: Unity of Santa Barbara, 227 E. Arrellaga Street Cost: $15 Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Music The Santa Barbara Music Club will present another program in its popular series of concerts of beautiful music. A valued cultural resource in town since 1969, these concerts feature performances by instrumental and vocal soloists and chamber music ensembles, and are free to the public. When: 3 pm Where: Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street Cost: free Book Signing at Tecolote Dr. Anabel Ford and Dr. Lynn Gamble will sign their respective books, The Maya Forest Garden and First Coastal Californians.
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ast week, the CarpinteriaSummerland Fire Protection District held two public meetings to garner public input to be included in a Standards of Cover study currently being conducted at the District. “We are talking about critical infrastructure here, and we want to know what the public thinks,” said interim fire chief Jim Rampton, who gave us a tour of the Summerland station earlier this week. At issue is the outdated condition of both fire stations in the District: one in Carpinteria and one in Summerland, on Lillie Avenue. The Summerland station is considered the greatest priority, as it has been there for nearly 90 years, when the fire district was first formed. “It’s outdated and inadequate,” Rampton said, adding that it is no longer large enough to house the newest generation of fire trucks. “We have to choose trucks that will fit in here; it’s not ideal by any means.” The small station houses three to four firefighters at a time, with a small living area, communal bedroom, one toilet, and one shower. The building is roughly 10 feet from Highway 101, separated by a chain-link fence and small buffer of landscaping. Plans to relocate the station farther down the road at the Mosquito & Vector Control property at 2450 Lillie Avenue have been in the works for years; approved plans currently exist to build a new station there, but Rampton said the relocation has not historically been a popular option, mostly due to expense. After a failed $10-million bond measure last year, the district’s board opted to commission Citygate to conduct the district-wide study, which is expected to take six months in total (it’s already
Interim CarpinteriaSummerland Fire chief Jim Rampton, who says updating the District’s two stations is the utmost priority
been almost three months) and will cost $85,000. With the station located near the coast and the freeway, finding a property in which to relocate the Summerland station is complicated, Rampton said. Stations are typically built to last 50 years; the goal is to relocate the Summerland Station and completely remodel the Carpinteria Station, bringing it up to current standards. Politics at the Fire District are also complicated, as the District is moving past a 2013 lawsuit between it and the firefighters’ labor group. Some restructuring occurred at that time, with Rampton, then a battalion chief, taking the role as interim chief. Choosing a permanent chief will occur after the Citygate study, Rampton said. The Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District participates in automatic, mutual aid to Montecito Fire Protection District, responding to fire and accident calls. “That won’t change with relocation of the station,” Rampton said, adding that travel times could increase to Montecito if the Summerland Station is moved farther south. “Our priority has and always will be, protecting residents
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enry Diltz shot some of the most iconic album cover photos in history, 400 in all, including The Doors, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and James Taylor to name just a few artists who grew out of the the Laurel Canyon music scene almost half a century ago. There are more than 400,000 images in his archive, and a documentary about his life will be released this fall. Some of the more popular ones will be on display at the Lobero Theatre on Wednesday, March 23, when Diltz – who has shot Sings Like Hell concerts at the venue of the years and has videotaped every show in the Tales From The Tavern series in Santa Ynez since the late 1990s – shares the stage with fellow photog Pattie Boyd, the ex-wife of both George Harrison of The Beatles and Eric Clapton. (She was the muse for the songs “Layla” and “Something”.) In a show dubbed Behind the Lens, both will talk about their lives in the world of music and photography from both sides of the Atlantic, showing slides and telling stories about the era.
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Diltz talked about his career over the phone from Los Angeles. Q. Why music photography? A. I came through the door of being a musician. I was in a folk group, the Modern Folk Quartet, that toured the country for five years in colleges and clubs. On our last trip, we bought funky little cameras in a second-hand store to relieve the boredom of travel.
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t is the 144th Opening Day for the Santa Barbara Yacht Club (SBYC),” so declared commodore Bob Young to all those members present. The club always looks so nautical and festive for this seasonal event with a red carpet laid at the entry and red, white, and blue balloons in all shapes and sizes. This year an Irish band, Foggy Dew, kept people’s feet tapping. Bloody Marys and mimosas were the order of the day before “attacking” the bountiful breakfast buffet that had everything from eggs Benedict, French toast, pancakes, crispy bacon, and sausages to lox and bagels. Boy Scouts Jon Seaward, Dylan Seaward, and Dylan Koontz presented the colors, and Gary Smith sang the National Anthem. He gets the record for holding a note longest! Blessing of the Fleet was by reverend Hank Mitchell. Among the many introductions were the current club officers: commodore Bob Young, vice commodore William Guilfoyle, rear commodore John Koontz, secretary Dennis Power, treasurer Scott Deardorff, and junior staff commodore Joanne Gordon. The
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Valor to Bobbi Kroot. Her sister Phyllis Margolis told us, “I was her roommate and best friend for 18 years. Fundraiser is her middle name.” “It feels like a love fest to me,” responded Bobbi. After earning her master’s degree, she began a career of teaching deaf children. Bobbi and her husband spent many years in Columbus, Indiana, but Santa Barbara was lucky when they settled here. They now only spend one week a month in Indiana. Mayor Helene Schneider read one of several proclamations for Bobbi stating Santa Barbara’s was the prettiest. Another highlight was the key-
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While one guy would drive, the rest of us would snap pictures. We got back to L.A. and developed what we had it turned out to be slide films, which I didn’t even realize. So we had a slide show and invited friends. It was amazing to see these moments in our lives project eight-feet wide on the wall. It was an epiphany for me. I wanted to take more and just keep doing it. And that’s what happened. But it wasn’t a professional thing. Stephen Still, David Crosby, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield – those were my friends. I started photographing them as a friends, not jobs. I was just hanging out with my camera and it developed from there. I never went to photography school. I never even meant to be a photographer. I just happened to be in the middle of the singer-songwriter flowering renaissance that happened in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Some of them became famous, that’s all.
but had no photos of them together. So we drove all around Hollywood stopping and taking pictures wherever. Then we found a funky old cabin with a couch. They jumped on it, and I took a few pictures up close, and my partner Gary Burden, a graphic designer who was really the art director for all those photo shoots and album covers back then, told me to back up and get the whole house. So I went across the street. It was perfect for the album cover, except they’re sitting backward – Nash, Stills, and Crosby. They hadn’t even settled on the name yet till after we had the pictures. So we decided to go back and take them again, just
five minutes and we’d be done. It was only two days later, but the house was gone, bulldozed. All that was there was an empty lot, which became a parking lot. Which it still is today. Were you aware of the historical significance of what you were doing when you were taking the photos, at least later on? Never once in all those years did I think, “These are important pictures. Someday, I’ll have a piece of history.” No, it never occurred to me. Every day was fun. I’d see friends, smoke a little of God’s herb and take some photos. It was just an adventure, easy and hanging out, very carefree. It
wasn’t until the 1990s that people starting asking me about archives, which sounded too professional to me. But sure enough, I do have one. It’s been 50 years since I first picked up a camera. So now I understand I have a visual history of time and place. People want to use them for books, videos, movies. We sell prints in the gallery because people want to remember the artists and music they loved. Now it’s museum shows and galleries and making books. Most of what I do is scanning and sending historical pictures.
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Did you ever do other types of photography, or other artists, celebrities? Yeah. I’d shoot my (musical) friends all week and show them on the weekend. But also I’d also spend the week looking for interesting things to fill out the show, just things I would see. I’d find stuff on Hollywood or Sunset Boulevard, or in Laurel Canyon. There were lots of cats on the streets, and I took pictures of them. Old junk cars. Anything my eye went over, if it looked interesting, I put it in my slideshow. Eventually I had categories I’d group them into: Tattoos. People giving the peace sign, or the finger. Old trucks. People with pets. Random shapes like hearts or stars. Old barns and fire hydrants. There are 50 different ones I was using. I was into finding the numbers 1-100 and all the letters. I’d make them interesting for my stoned hippie friends, just to entertain them. What’s the secret to taking these kind of candid, personal photographs? Many people aren’t comfortable in front of a camera. They don’t like it if you ask them to pose. So I just wait until they’re not paying attention, and then I take the photo. It’s like Jane Goodall and the chimpanzees. She wanted to take notes on what was really happening, just be an observer and not influence their behavior. That’s me – a fly on the wall. I don’t want them to be self-conscious. Unless it’s a group and you have to say “Look over here,” it’s like a documentary. So, you let everything happen and just keep shooting. I know you’re going to share stories of the album covers and other iconic shots at the Lobero. But can we have a sneak-preview of one of them, say the first Crosby, Stills & Nash album? They were brand-new as a group, 17 – 24 March 2016
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A Decade Later It is hard to believe, but Santa Barbara Symphony maestro Nir Kabaretti has been celebrating his 10th anniversary on the podium, firstly at the Arlington until it moved to the gloriously renovated Granada. Needless to say, the venerable venue was packed for the occasion, as Nir, 48, who since last year has also conducted the Southwest Florida Symphony, when he featured a pair of masterworks – Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Overture and Brahm’s Symphony No. 2 – he played at his debut as decade ago. The entertaining program also included Hummel’s crowd-pleasing Trumpet Concerto, which showcased the abundant talents of longtime orchestra principal Jon Lewis. “Brahms’s symphony was the very first work I conducted in Santa Barbara as it was one of my audition pieces in 2006 at the Arlington, and the Wagner piece was the work that launched my tenure as music director,” says Nir. “I looked forward to doing the Brahms work again, this time with the many musicians who have joined the symphony over the last 10 years. For this festive concert, I wanted to have a soloist from our orchestra and I’m delighted Jon was able to oblige.” Under Nir, who hails from Israel and used to live in Florence, Italy, the symphony has plotted a boldly collaborative course, sharing the stage with likes of Chinese pianist Lang Lang, Helene Grimaud, Lynn Harrell, and Anne Akio Meyers, mounting fully staged productions of Stravinsky’s Firebird and Copland’s Appalachian Spring with Rodney Gustafson’s State Street Ballet. The symphony also performed Beethoven’s Ninth and Mahler’s Resurrection symphony with the Quire of Voyces and Santa Barbara Choral Society, as well as teaming up with three area arts organizations for an ambitious, multidisciplinary production of German composer Carl Orff’s epic cantata Carmina Burana to open the current season. “Under Nir’s leadership, the symphony has developed into one of the finest regional orchestras in the world,” says board president Arthur Swalley. “He is beloved for his community spirit and collaborative genius,
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along with his winning personality.” After the Saturday concert, a host of heavy hitters and A-listers repaired to the McCune Founders Room to celebrate Nir’s first decade in style. Hot Property It looks like Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner is about to have a new neighbor on Channel Drive overlooking Butterfly Beach. English investor and Santa Barbara Polo Club patron Lyndon Lea has put his five-bedroom, seven-bathroom
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ENTERTAINMENT (Continued from page 17) But I still shoot photos every day.
How have things changed with the advent of digital photography and editing programs such as Photoshop? I never do that. I never even crop my photos. I always wanted the picture to look exactly like it did to my eye. I wanted to capture it exactly. I only used God’s light only. You don’t need anything else. It’s about how you frame the picture in the camera. Move in until you have what you want, until the elements look balanced and just press the button. It’s instinctive, it just feels right. So I never do anything to them later. That can be valid, but it’s not my thing. This presentation is with Pattie Boyd. What’s your connection? When we started the Morrison Hotel Gallery in the Sunset Marquis hotel in L.A. about 15 years ago, it was only my photos at first, but one by one we added other rock photographers. Now there’s 125! A few years in, we contacted Pattie and she came to New York for the gallery opening there. We got along so well that we became instant friends. She’s so much fun. Last year, we did five of these shows in major cities, which was a real blast. Now this year it’s 15.
New Album Showcases Broder’s Brood of Songs
Barbara. And she’s frequently sat in as a side-woman with local singer-songwriters and rock and pop bands. But her vision and musicianship had never shown up in a solo format. Now, there’s Two Trees, Broder’s new solo debut, an eight-song collection of all-original material, showcasing her skills as a composer as well as multi-instrumentalist. Many of the songs were intended for Sam & Ash, as the duo were beginning to draw some attention. But then Harvey got married and moved to Ireland. “I never thought I’d go off and make a solo album, but I had to keep myself
busy,” Broder explained the other day. “These started as songs I wanted Sam and I to do. But when she left, I decided to jump off and go after the solo version of the stuff I’d been writing.” The album traverses any number of styles, but comes together with a cohesiveness that characterizes all of Broder’s music, a sensibility all her own. “I’ve always loved traditional folk music, fiddle tunes – they’re so much fun,” Broder said. “But I’ve always also been drawn to other sounds – rock, blues and jazz, electronic music. I love them all. So I wanted to write something that expresses more of
what I feel today, who I am. The challenge was to find something that was more of my own voice.” The album got its genesis when Broder met Kevin McCormick, the Ventura-based bassist who has toured for years with Jackson Browne, Melissa Etheridge, Crosby Stills & Nash, and others. They talked briefly at a local coffee shop before McCormick’s son took a couple of mandolin lessons with Broder, and she learned a lot more about her pupil’s father. “Kevin offered himself as a producer, or just to record us, but then Sam
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ers blooming at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. Yeah, it’s a weed, but it’s a beautiful weed. I might need to work on the phrasing, but there’s a lesson here. Dan Seibert Santa Barbara
Not Too Short
I disagree with John Cleese’s nasty comment about Daniel Craig as reported in Richard Mineards’ column (“Mineards’s Miscellany” MJ #22/10). I think Daniel Craig is the best James Bond since Sean Connery. Pierce Brosnan might be taller and may be better-looking, but he just doesn’t get James Bond the way Mr. Craig does. Besides, Craig is a better actor and so... buff. And, he looks very cool in a white tuxedo. I hope he does at least one more James Bond film and hopefully has a better script to work with. Elena Marvel Montecito (Editor’s note: Hmm, it sounds to me that you prefer a ruggedly imperfect man to a pretty boy with panache, which has nothing to do with either man’s acting abilities but everything to do with his screen appeal. – J.B.)
Water, Water, Everywhere
In my 2011 novel A Truthful Myth (presented at Tecolote Book Store back then), I began the story with a young chemical engineer at the fictitious Montecito University inventing a bench-top model, which he later successfully scaled up, of a novel desalination plant utilizing unique methods of powering it with wind and solar energy. Quite an invention. Fiction then, but the formula for the future. Since that story, San Diego placed a billion-dollar desalination plant on-line in December 2015, the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Californians already pay the highest income taxes and sales taxes along with the highest gasoline prices in the country. Eventually, they will get used to paying more for water, their most essential nutrient. That’s a big Pacific Ocean out there, and I am confident that in time the innovators will come up with even more efficient ways to utilize that great resource. The Southwest will thrive! Roger Colley Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: There can hardly be a question that at some time in the not too distant future, our water will come from the ocean at our doorstep. Why it has taken even this long to figure that out is something historians will probably ponder as well. We like your optimism and believe it is not unwarranted. – J.B.)
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It Takes an Idiot
I am hereby suspending my campaign to become America’s next Official Village Idiot. Never have I encountered such a rich crop of worthy opponents. Will the last person over the wall please turn out all the lights? Sol Morrison Montecito (Editor’s note: Just curious, are the “rich crop of worthy opponents” current Santa Barbara City Council members who seriously considered removing 85 parking spaces from Micheltorena, or are you referring to a larger picture? – J.B.)
Raccoons Got to Go
This was sent to me by a friend in Yuma, Arizona. He didn’t know who wrote it or where it was sent from. I thought I’d send it to you, as I believe it concisely articulates the frustration of the American people and why they are voting for Donald Trump in droves. Many people have asked me if I support the Republican Party. Here is a letter I sent to the RNC; you be the judge. Dear Representative, From the time I was able to vote, I have voted Republican. I am 80 and have a great deal of respect and influence with hundreds of senior ballplayers who also network with thousands of others around the country. I received your questionnaire and request for money and strongly agree with every question, as I have since Obama was elected. Unfortunately the one question that was missing is: “What have the Republicans done for the American people?” We gave you a majority in the House and Senate, and you never listened to us. Now you want our money? You should be more concerned about our votes, not our money. You are the establishment, which means all you want is to save your jobs and line your pockets. Well, guess what? It’s not going to happen. You can shake in your boots when I tell you our movement is for Trump, and he hasn’t asked for a dime. You might think we are fools because you feel Trump is on a self-destruct course, but look beyond Washington and listen to the masses. Nobody has achieved what he has, especially in a state like New York. If you really want to know how the majority of people feel – and this applies to both Democrats and Republicans – read below, it says it all. You’ve been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately. You call the city, four different exterminators, but nobody could handle the job. But there is this one guy and he guarantees you to get rid of them,
so you hire him. You don’t care if the guy smells; you don’t care if the guy swears; you don’t care if he’s an alcoholic; you don’t care how many times he’s been married; you don’t care if he voted for Obama; you don’t care if he has plumber’s crack... you simply want those raccoons gone. You want your problem fixed. He’s the guy. He’s the best. Period Here’s why we want Trump: yes, he’s a bit of an ass; yes, he’s an egomaniac, but we don’t care. The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republican Party is two-faced and gutless, and illegals are everywhere. We want it all fixed. We don’t care that Trump is crude, we don’t care that he insults people, we don’t care that he had been friendly with Hillary, we don’t care that he has changed positions, we don’t care that he’s been married three times, we don’t care that he fights with Megyn Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell, we don’t care that he doesn’t know the name of some Muslim terrorist. This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegals, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo, and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in. We just want it fixed, and Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want. We’re sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and sick of illegals. We just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but he doesn’t have lobbyist money holding him back, he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him; all we know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he’s also not a politician; he’s not a cowardly politician. And he says he’ll fix it. And we believe him, because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar. Also we don’t care if the guy has bad hair. We just want those raccoons gone. Out of our house. I feel this is why people that haven’t voted in 25 years are registering to vote this year. The raccoons have got to go. For myself, the clincher, as to why I’m going to vote for Trump is because Miley Cyrus has vowed she is going to leave the country if he gets in. So, go Donald, go! Larry Bond Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: We like your thinking. There are probably a great number of people threatening to leave the country if Mr. Trump is elected president and it would be “good riddance” for most of them. It’s not unusual, however, to feel that way, as I threatened to leave the country if Mad Max: Fury Road was voted “Best Picture” during this year’s Academy Award presentation. Although the film received a half-dozen awards, they were for makeup, costumes, editing, and sound, all reasonably deserved. But the film was a brainless exercise in stupidity; profes-
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sional wrestling matches have better plot lines. Lucky for me, the Academy voted for Spotlight, which did deserve it. – J.B.)
The idea is slowly getting out. Next time you are passing through the new entrance to Cottage Hospital, look down to see the sidewalk. Is it wet with recycled water? Are your feet tracking that into the building? If so, how long has this in-tracking been going on? Is this water and its constituents then aerosolized by internal traffic and cleaning staff, as well as lawn sprinklers and does that aerosol enter the air system? Do the precautions for hyper filtration in the operating theaters sufficiently clear the air? There are papers on the failure of these precautionary systems in the medical literature. Does any of this make a lot of sense? This is a series of questions that some would rather you not consider, but there it is. If you had not seen the papers on Santa Barbara’s recycled water that confirm the risk, then they are listed below in a recent Los Angeles Times piece. The Harwood paper is a peer-reviewed presentation of the WERF paper (00-PUM-2T) that came out in 2004, about when the seismic retrofit EIR study on the hospital was in discussion. The Harwood paper and the WERF study included the recycled water produced by the City of Santa Barbara. The head of the City’s planning commission had suggested during early design that the hospital stub out sewer laterals that were capable of hooking to pretreatment equipment. It appears such a request was not initiated. There is a major body of literature that was presented to the City at that time documenting a potentially serious issue with public health and recycled water. We presented pictures of the City’s recycled water at the time, showing disk-diffusion plates with bacteria resistant to 11 of the 12 challenge antimicrobials in the Kirby Bauer. That series of discussions on what was found in the water seems to have had no effect. Does the hospital have stubbed-out capacity for pretreatment? Is the contamination of entryway traffic presenting a risk? Who is looking at this? It had been presented to the local, county, and state decision-makers, but what did they do with the information? The Fahrenfeld paper is current. It is an extension of my early work with Dr. Judy Meyer, head of medical microbiology at SBCC. Her work was undertaker for several years, and she also was not heard by those in charge. Dr. Edo McGowan Montecito (Editor’s note: You certainly raise an intriguing issue and it’s one worth exam•MJ ining more closely. – J.B.) 17 – 24 March 2016
The Way It Was
Santa Barbara Roadways
Mountain View Auto Park in 1930 was located where Ralph’s Grocery Store stands today at 2840 De la Vina Street (courtesy John Fritsche)
by Hattie Beresford
(This article is a synthesis and reworking of four different articles published between 2006 and 2012.)
Santa Barbara Auto Camp soon added cottages as well as auto camp spaces on its site at 2717 De la Vina, which was called Hollister Avenue in 1922. Today, as Santa Barbara Trailer Park, it is the last of the 1920s auto camps in Santa Barbara. (courtesy John Fritsche)
t started out as a trickle and soon became a flood. Automobiles were pouring through Santa Barbara. The local garages kept track of those who stayed to patronize the hotels, but city officials had their eyes on those who passed on by to camp along the roadsides or in farmers’ fields far outside of town. When city councilman A.W. Dozier returned from an auto tour in 1915, he reported that he had encountered thousands of motor parties and shared camps with hundreds of people from throughout the country. Mindful of the lost business potential of motorists just “passing through,” Dozier recommended that the City designate a piece of land for an auto camp. Campers who stopped in Santa Barbara for the night would “lay in a supply of groceries, take in our theaters, spend a little money, and get an idea of what Santa Barbara really is,” he said. No immediate action was taken on Dozier’s idea, though a young man named James L. Hawkins opened a camp in connection with his auto
Ms Beresford is a retired English and American history teacher of 30 years in the Santa Barbara School District. She is author of two Noticias, “El Mirasol: From Swan to Albatross” and “Santa Barbara Grocers,” for the Santa Barbara Historical Society.
supply station at Cacique and Salinas streets. He put in a grocery store and installed water, telephone, gas and light, and put in sewer connections. In 1919, the City, cognizant that more than 100 motorists a day were bypassing Santa Barbara, finally opened its own camp at Alamar and today’s De la Vina streets. (This part of De la Vina was originally named Hollister. State Street did not extend past Constance and the western part of today’s State Street was also named Hollister.) By 1920, the camp included a central lodge with a shady porch furnished with tables and chairs. Inside, campers could use gas plates for cooking, dishtowels, dishpans, and a large sink.
Ironing boards and irons were available, and there were two laundry tubs, a porcelain bathtub, and several showers. Hot water was supplied from a gas water heater. The City Campground also provided the following: for the children, a large sandbox and swings; for the motorist/mechanic, a pit; for the laundress, facilities for drying clothes; and for the City, potential home buyers. In July 1920, City officials claimed, “Over eighteen thousand dollars worth of real estate has been sold… as a direct result of the Auto Park.” City Campground, located underneath shady oak trees and near Mission Creek, was soon overflowing, so Santa Barbara Auto Camp opened across the street in 1922. (In 2016, Santa Barbara Trailer Park still occupies the site). In 1925, two more auto
camps opened in the immediate area and businesses catering to the autoists proliferated.
Hollister Avenue was the western gateway to Santa Barbara, and the eastern gateway lay along the coast highway through Montecito. In 1923, Ida Lietzow capitalized on the auto camp craze that was sweeping the nation and developed Montecito Auto Camp on a strip of land that today houses Olive Mill Plaza. A small store fronted the coast highway (Coast Village Road) and six wood-floored tents descended toward Spring Street (which once lay south of today’s Coast Village Circle.)
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MONTECITO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
A vacancy on the Governing Board of the Montecito Union School District was created on February 19, 2016. The Governing Board will be filling the vacancy by making a provisional appointment until the next election in November 2016. Any person is eligible to be a Governing Board member providing he/she is 18 years of age or older, a resident of the school district, and a registered voter. Interested community members are invited to complete a Board Candidate Information Sheet and submit a cover letter to the Superintendent, Tammy Murphy (385 San Ysidro Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108), indicating their interest and willingness to serve in this significant public capacity. The Board Candidate Information Sheet and cover letter must be accompanied by a personal resume. The application can be found on the Montecito Union School District website at www.montecitou.org or applications are available at the Montecito Union School District Office at 385 San Ysidro Road between 8:00am-4:00pm. The final date for submitting applications is 3 p.m. on April 4, 2016. Candidates will be interviewed individually at a special public meeting of the Board on April 11th 2016, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The person selected will join the Board at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The person appointed shall hold office until the December 2016 Organizational Meeting. Questions should be directed to Mrs. Murphy at (805) 969-3249 ext. 400.
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All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. – Michael John Bobak
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note speaker rabbi Naomi Levy introduced by Lauren Katz, past board president. She was a member of the first class of women to attend The Jewish Theological Seminary’s Rabbinical School in New York City. She later became the first female conservative rabbi to head a pulpit on the West Coast. Naomi inspired us, saying, “If we’re caught between a “rock and a hard place,” we need a little push to move forward.” Then she told how her brother pushed her into Cornell University shortly after her father died. Leadership of the group is in good hands with the women’s board president Laini Millar Melnick, division chair Leslie Cane Schneiderman, executive director Michael Rassler, development director Julie Levine Rubin, division director Jilli Spear, and director of Jewish family service Ruth Steinberg. Visitors are always welcome at their Jewish Federation facility at 524 Chapala Street where they have their offices and help seniors of all faiths with food and smooze.
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC) hosted its third annual PHorum: Perspectives in Healthcare at The Fess Parker. About 300 folks attended this informative evening, which began with wine and hors d’oeuvres. This year, CenCal Health won the 2016 Community Partners Excellence Award. Accepting the award was CEO Bob Freeman. They provide health coverage for more than 170,000 members in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, making them the largest insurer in the area. They have been around for 32 years and partner with many local providers, hospitals,
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and non-profit agencies to better serve by coordinating care. VNHC president and CEO Lynda Tanner, RN, MSN introduced the guest speaker, Tracey Moorhead, who is president and CEO of Visiting Nurse Associations of America. She answered questions about the rapidly changing national regulatory trends and what it will mean for home health care. Then Lynda moderated a panel of healthcare leaders: Dr. Charles Fenzi from Neighborhood Clinics, Bob Freeman, Elizabeth Majestic, vice president of population health at Cottage Health, Rhonda Spiegel from the Alzheimer’s Association, and Dr. Takashi Wada from County Public Health. VNHC has racked up an amazing set of statistics: more than 12,000 patients and families helped to live independently, recover from illness, or transition at end of life with dignity and comfort; 125,000 hours of personal care services so people can remain safe and independent in their homes; more than 3,500 people had free loans of basic medical equipment from the Loan Closet; nearly 1,200 patients care
Man and Woman of the Year Ed Birch and Vicki Hazard with SBF president and CEO Ron Gallo
SBF board chair Jim Morouse and wife Mary at the awards luncheon
for during the last stages of life at home or in Serenity House. If you’d like to help support the non-profit VNHC, contact executive director Rick Keith at (805) 690-6222.
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President and CEO Ron Gallo welcomed all, including our mayor Helene Schneider and more than 25 past men and women of the year. As he said, “Volunteerism is good stuff. We are better together than apart.” Dr. Kurt Ransohoff introduced Vicki. “If she says she’ll do something, boy, will she do it,” he quipped. He signed her up for two years as Sansum board chair, saying it wouldn’t be much work. Wrong! This is the eighth year of her two-year term surviving through Obama Care and converting Samsun to a computer record system. Vicki believes, “Volunteerism fuels our souls and, in doing so, truly shapes the community that we share. We need to cultivate the next gener-
It was the 73rd time the Santa Barbara Foundation (SBF) had honored extraordinary service and volunteerism in Santa Barbara. Many community movers and shakers and friends (310) of the honorees gathered at the Coral Casino to pay their respects and ovations to Ed Birch and Vicki Hazard. SBF board chair Jim Morouse greeted the audience saying, “I can feel great energy in this room.”
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ation to strong leadership.” Then she joked, “Do you know how long it has been since Bob has had a homecooked meal?” Ed McKinley introduced Ed Birch. As everyone applauded, Ed responded, “You know how to make an old guy feel good!” He praised those who had gone before like Dwight Murphy and Pearl Chase who gave of their time, treasure, and talent. “It’s not just ocean, mountains, and a paradise climate, but it’s about heart and soul. This spirit pervades our community. Thanks for making a difference.” The always generous sponsors were the SBF, Noozhawk, and Montecito Bank & Trust. We are indeed lucky to live in a community that offers so much to so many for its relatively •MJ small population. 17 – 24 March 2016
MEET THE TEACHER by Sigrid Toye, Ph.D. Ms Toye is a former L.A. Unified School District teacher and has worked as an educational-behavior therapist in private practice since 1979.
Cindy Nielsen Hadidian
ricks and mortar, a space for play, supplies and equipment, special events, and assemblies are important, but the heartbeat of every school is the teacher. My job in this column is to highlight those most important figures in the early lives of their pupils. All Saints Parish School is located on a tree-lined lane with the scent of salt air and the sound of the sea in the distance, just behind All Saint’s by-theSea Episcopal Church. Wandering through the gate with a latch beyond the reach of an adventurous moppet, a bevy of preschoolers from ages 2 to 5 can be seen playing in the morning sun. Longtime director Padric Davis, overseeing the playground, noted that All Saints has maintained its original mission to teach the whole child – socially, emotionally, spiritually, and academically – over the past 50 years. “This is truly a family place,” Padric notes. “We have former parents who have returned to us as teachers. One of our present teachers, a former parent, can point with pride to her daughter, a former student, who works here as a classroom aide. Completing the family picture, her almost two-and-ahalf-year-old grandson is in his first year here at All Saints. Not too many schools can say that.” Cindy didn’t plan to be the teacher described by Ms Davis, but it seems that fate intervened to guide her to that place. A native New Yorker and the daughter of a psychology professor and a part-time teacher, Cindy
All Saints By-the-Sea Preschool teacher Cindy Nielsen Hadidian
Nielsen studied psychology in college. However, after graduation, having always had a talent for math, she found a position in finance and banking. During those years, she met and married her husband of 38 years, John Hadidian. John had been a student at Westmont College in sunny Santa Barbara a long way from the winter’s chill and had hoped to return there one day permanently. In the late 1970s, the East Coast disappeared in their rear-view mirror as the couple headed west, settling in in Carpinteria, where their three children were raised, attending local schools, including preschool at All Saints. Cindy had hoped to be a stay-athome mom while her children were young. She volunteered in her children’s classrooms and did what she could to fill in wherever she was needed. One of her most impactful experiences was teaching math to a young
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This photo of Dr. David K. Winter and his wife, Helene, is one of her favorites
(from left) Dr. Edward Birch, Helene Winter, and Bill Myers celebrate not only Dr. Birch’s Award for Excellence, but also the life of David K. Winter, at the sold-out Coral Casino event on Saturday, March 5
o doubt, the late David Winter (he passed away in August 2015) would appreciate the title “Extravagant Love” as the name of the event set aside to present the very first David K. Winter Excellence in Leadership Award, because that is what Dr. Winter was perhaps bestknown for: his capacity for love and understanding. Ostensibly, the packed
Coral Casino get-together (31 tables, 10 at each table) was to honor the award’s first recipient – Dr. Edward Birch – but it was also the first time since his memorial that Dr. Winter would be publicly remembered. Dr. Edward Birch is president of the Mosher Foundation, chairman emeritus of the former Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, former UCSB vice chancellor;
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he was also executive vice president of Westmont College, chairman of Pacific Capital Bancorp, and served as vice president of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Upon his introduction, Providence board chairman Randy Clark explained why Dr. Birch had been chosen to receive the honor: “Ed has been a true friend to Providence,” Randy said. “The Mosher Foundation was the major sponsor behind launching the Connected Learning Program in the high school in 2012. When Providence Hall and Santa Barbara Christian School joined into one school in 2013, the Mosher Foundation assisted with the special expenses incurred during the merger. When a man of the stature of Ed Birch steps forward,” Mr. Clark continued, “to endorse an institution, especially at a time of transition when many of us would sit back and wait to see how the winds blow, it speaks volumes to the promise and potential he sees in that institution. “By believing in us, supporting us, and investing in our vision, he has helped forge the path to greater success and greater impact in the community he so clearly loves. His generosity and excellence are tangible evidence of the extravagant love in his heart.” The evening featured a talk by film director-producer Bill Myers, a recent recipient of a C.S. Lewis Honor Award and author of The Adventures of McGee and Me series, whose seven titles have sold more than 4.5 million copies. Mr. Myers is a familiar presence on the Focus on the Family radio series Adventures in Odyssey, and is the voice of Jesus in Zondervan’s NIV Audio Bible. Myers is also managing partner of Amaris Media International. Mr. Myers explained that being an active Christian was an inherently positive thing and most often leads to positive outcomes such as peace of mind and general happiness, or at least contentment. He visually described the elements of what he thought represented the makeup of the human soul. It was a compelling and well-received talk. “Who in their right mind would not want [the peace and contentment that came with being a ‘good Christian’?]” he surmised.
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After Mr. Myers’s talk, a fifteen-minute video dedicated to the memory of Dr. Winter was played. Words such as gracious, kind, understanding, generous, wisdom, listener, patience, hopeful, funny, were used to describe Dr. Winter. Gerd Jordano was featured on the video and in praise of Dr. Winter said that she had “learned to much” from him, that it had been “a blessing to know him, to work with him, to see his leadership style... His was the voice of civility,” she opined. Dr. Winter retired from his post as president of Westmont College in 2001, having served from 1976 until then, and again became interim president and chancellor from 2006 to 2007. Although in full retirement and nearly 80 years old, he agreed to serve as headmaster at Providence Hall “for three months” or until a suitable head of school could be hired, and ended up serving from 2008 to 2011. “I think joy, happiness, fulfillment,” Dr. Winter’s voice intoned on the video, “come as a result of giving yourself to something or someone.” He suggested further that the rewards of fulfillment came from “giving yourself away.” Now calling itself “Providence, A Santa Barbara Christian School,” the institution began with a student body of just 11 and currently boasts more than 300 students from pre-school to 12th grade. Dr. Birch’s acceptance was brief and modest. He called himself “a good friend of David Winter” (the two met at graduate school), and thanked the crowd for “being kind to an old man.” He said that “David was an extraordinary leader and “a man of wonderful quirks.” He concluded his remarks by thanking the board for acknowledging him. “To be thought of and to be expressed in this way,” he said solemnly, “in the same breath as we talk about David Winter is truly an honor for me.” During the live auction, head of school Dr. Scott Lisea and head of lower school Chris Rutz managed to raise well over $100,000, with five nights in Providence Hall supporter Kathy Ireland’s three-bedroom, three-bath beachfront Hawaiian condo (once owned by John Travolta and Kelly Preston) going for $9,000, and five nights in Elizabeth Taylor’s former Palm Springs home fetching $4,500. Professional surfer Lakey Peterson’s wetsuit was a standout feature of the silent auction, though I was not able to ascertain what the winning bid was. By the end of the evening, there was no doubt left, if there ever had been any in anyone’s mind, that without Dr. Winter there would be no Providence Hall today.
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An Evening with the Author of H Is for Hawk
Paulo Pederneiras, Artistic Director
SAT, APR 2 / 8 PM / GRANADA THEATRE Tickets start at $35 / $19 UCSB students
FRI, APR 1 / 7:30 PM (note special time) THE NEW VIC, 33 W. VICTORIA ST. $20 (includes book) / $15 $10 all students
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“Brazil’s leading ambassador of contemporary dance.” The Globe and Mail
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“[Macdonald’s words] mimic feathers, so impossibly pretty we don’t notice their astonishing engineering.” New York Times Book Review
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Books will be available for purchase and signing
Jennifer Koh, violin Shai Wosner, piano
Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous
Santa Barbara Premiere
Bridge to Beethoven Part II: Finding Identity through Music
SUN, APR 3 / 3 PM UCSB CAMPBELL HALL $25 / $15 UCSB students and youth (18 & under)
TUE, APR 5 / 7 PM (note special time) HAHN HALL MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST $30 / $9 UCSB students A Hahn Hall facility fee will be added to each ticket price
The 2016 Election and the Future Political Landscape THU, APR 7 / 8 PM / CAMPBELL HALL Tickets start at $25 $10 UCSB students Gergen will provide a bipartisan analysis of the Obama Administration, a Republican-controlled Congress, the 2016 Presidential election and what today’s headlines mean for the future of America. Event Sponsors: Meg & Dan Burnham With support from our Community Partner the Orfalea Family
Up Close & Musical Series at Hahn Hall sponsored by Dr. Bob Weinman Additional support provided by Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel
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An Afternoon with
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“Modest, wry, self-effacing and demonstrably the most intelligent of the late-night comics.” The Washington Post Event Sponsors: Russell Steiner Bentson Foundation
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WAY IT WAS (Continued from page 21) The Standard Station on today’s Los Patos, then Coast Highway, won several awards from the Plans and Planting Branch of the Community Arts Association of Santa Barbara (Courtesy Santa Barbara Historical Museum)
In that year, only two gas stations and six houses fronted the entire stretch of coast highway between Olive Mill and Hot Springs roads. In 1929, Martin Bonato joined the tourist camp business with Marty’s Auto Court, which stood at today’s 1155 Coast Village Road. Businesses catering to autoists soon multiplied and crowded together along the roadway. American advertisers were quick to capitalize on the new mode of transportation as well. As paved highways began connecting the hubs of civilization, advertisements began appearing on the sides of barns and covered bridges. Billboards blaring their messages in loud colors appeared on land leased from farmers and ranchers, and businesses competed through a plethora of signage. Not everyone was pleased.
Beautifying the Highway
Ever since travel writer Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901) had touted Santa Barbara as a health spa in his 1873
book, California: For Health, Pleasure, and Residence, city leaders had seen the wisdom in making and keeping Santa Barbara beautiful. In Montecito, John Alexander Jameson, a transplant from Illinois, took this wisdom to heart. He was instrumental in the formation of the County Planning Commission and in laying the ground work for the Montecito Association, as well as the Montecito Water District and subsequent construction of the Doulton Tunnel and Juncal Dam. By the late 1920s, auto traffic spilling down or chugging up Ortega Hill and along Coast Village had increased 100fold. In 1928, the highway through Montecito consisted of three lanes (the center one for passing), and it still couldn’t keep up with the traffic. The State wanted more lanes to accommodate more traffic; however, trucks already roared past roadside businesses imperiling locals and tourists alike. County director of planning L. Deming Tilton advanced the concerns of Jameson and many Montecitans when he said that the approaches to
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Coast Highway (Coast Village Road) had become “lined with cheap and unsightly commercial establishments” by the end of the 1920s (Courtesy Santa Barbara Bank and Trust) The Montecito Parkway attempted to protect the rest of Montecito from commercialization and preserve what was once a charming carriage road (Courtesy California Division of Highways [056-1] Reproduced by permission of the California Department of Transportation, Library and History Center)
the city had become shabbier and shabbier each year. In his report to the County Planning Commission, he wrote, “Montecito rebels at the prospect of this once-delightful, tree-bordered old carriage road becoming a barren, fume-filled canyon of blatant signs, malodorous restaurants, flimsy auto camps, and tourist hotels.” The answer, Jameson and the commission believed, was to create a triple roadway; one for through traffic and two on each side for local businesses. The highway was to become a parkway with planting strips on each side and in the median. The report said that the parkway was to be designed “to insulate private property from the noise, fumes, glare, and hazards of highway traffic” by creating a screen of attractively landscaped vegetation. Both frontage roads were to be bordered with vegetation as well. The plan was approved December
Others joined the cause for improving the roadsides. Throughout the nation, local organizations were calling for controls on billboard advertising, finding them unattractive and unsafe. Signage was not the only concern, however. The roadsides needed to be beautified through plantings and
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30, 1930, and Jameson spent the next several years leading the crusade to raise monies and secure the property rights for the project. The first phase, extending from Olive Mill Road to San Ysidro Road, was completed two months after Jameson died. Plans to extend the parkway to Sheffield Drive were not completed until 1948 and lasted only six years before that section was modified for a freeway that included off-ramps and on-ramps.
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HOUSEHOLD LEAKS WASTE MORE THAN 1 TRILLION GALLONS EVERY YEAR NATIONWIDE! Bam’s Auto Court in 1956 lay along Arroyo Burro Creek between Hope and Hitchcock streets on the property of today’s Whole Foods Store. This part of State Street was once named Hollister Avenue and was officially Highway 101. (Courtesy John Fritsche)
In the 1930s, one could rent a cottage for a dollar a night at Bam’s Auto Court, making a visit to Santa Barbara affordable. Bam’s offered a grocery, restaurant, and community hall in a setting amidst walnut trees along Arroyo Burro Creek. (Courtesy John Fritsche)
maintenance. Nationwide, women’s organizations and others were called on to organize clean-up campaigns. In Santa Barbara, besides a campaign against road signs, the Plans and Planting Branch (P&P) of the Community Arts Association decided it wanted to encourage the beautification of roadside businesses as well. In 1930, Pearl Chase, chair of the P&P wrote, “The Plans and Planting Branch of the Community Arts Association of Santa Barbara is working in behalf of the ever-increasing numbers who travel the highways for pleasure to improve the character of commercial buildings near towns and on the rural highways.… It is frequently remarked that the highways of California are fast becoming lined with cheap and unsightly commercial establishments… [that] seldom serve their purpose most efficiently and with the least possible offense to the eye. There was much to offend the eye along Santa Barbara’s roads, so the P&P decided to focus on one area, auto camps. Eleven auto camps in Montecito, Goleta, and Santa Barbara were surveyed in 1930, and a statewide architectural competition to create artistically pleasing auto camps was announced. Unfortunately, it was 17 – 24 March 2016
cancelled at the last minute, but the P&P regrouped and shifted their focus to service stations. Working with multiple organizations throughout the county, the P&P initiated a campaign to promote cleaner and better-landscaped gas stations. A competition offered cash prizes to those who entered, stations were rated and the ratings were published. Touting the slogan “High-quality gas and oil doesn’t cost any more at an attractive station than it does at an unattractive one,” the P&P hoped to inspire gas stations to clean up and the public to patronize those who did. Meanwhile, the auto camps and courts continued to decline to the point that FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover attacked them in an article entitled “Camps of Crime”. Many believed that the anonymity of auto court life versus hotel life had led to a class of travelers who were one step above tramps. Communities were no longer so welcoming of these visitors, who became known as “tin can tourists.” (Many, many thanks to John Fritsche for the use of his historic postcards of auto camps and courts that once lined Santa Barbara’s highways. A real treasure, both he and his collection! •MJ
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MONTECITO JOURNAL If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. – Jim Rohn Montecito Water District 1/2 page advertisement runs March 17, 2016.
THIS WEEK (Continued from page 11) character of Montecito. When: 3 pm Where: County Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 E. Anapamu Revels Spring Pub Sing Santa Barbara Revels presents its 9th annual Pub Sing, with Irish tunes, folk songs, rounds, sea shanties, familiar favorites, and novelty ditties, under the able leadership of Adam Phillips, Revels music director, with guest Doug Clegg on fiddle. Admission cost includes a song book, a beverage, a souvenir glass, and a terrific time! Where: 6 to 8 pm Where: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega Street Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for kids Info: 565-9357 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 Montecito Planning Commission Meeting MPC ensures that applicants adhere to certain ordinances and policies and that issues raised by interested parties are addressed. When: 9 am Where: County Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 E. Anapamu Kindergarten Welcome Night Prospective families are invited to join for an informative evening event to learn more about Montecito Union School’s kindergarten program. Administrators, teachers, and former parents will be on hand to provide valuable information and help answer questions about life as a student at Montecito Union School. When: 6 to 7 pm Where: 385 San Ysidro Road Info: 969-3249 Palliative Care Lecture Dr. Ira Byock is a leading palliative care physician, author, and public advocate for improving care through the end of life and also serves as executive director and chief medical officer for the Institute for Human Caring of Providence Health and Services. The Alliance for Living and Dying Well is pleased to welcome him to Santa Barbara this month for events surrounding the importance of palliative care. Tonight he will present “Living Fully Through the End of Life” at the First Presbyterian Church. When: 7 pm Where: 21 East Constance Ave Cost: Admission is free, this event is open to the public and no RSVP is
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necessary. Information: (805) 845-5314 THURSDAY, MARCH 24 Celebrate the Easter Mysteries of Triduum Experience the Christian High Holy days from Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. In song, word, and action, pray the rituals of the Triduum. The event will be led by a team including Reverends Suzanne Dunn, Jeannette Love, cantor Christine Fahrenbach, and liturgical artist Linda Ekstrom. When: 4 pm today until noon on Sunday, March 27 Where: 800 El Bosque Road Cost: $425 for residents, $325 for commuters Info: www.lacasademaria.org Discussion Group A group gathers to discuss The New Yorker. When: 7:30 to 9:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road FRIDAY, MARCH 25 Montecito Association Water Committee Meeting On the last Friday of each month, the committee discusses ongoing issues with water and the drought; the meetings are open for the public. When: 9 am Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-2026 Free Music Santa Barbara’s David Courtenay, is playing his soulful, heartfelt tunes live in concert. Backed by his supporting band members, Courtenay gets the good vibes flowing for a musical performance that should not be missed. When: 6 pm Where: Carr Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes Street Cost: free, age 21+ SATURDAY, MARCH 26 Free Music David Courtenay is playing his soulful, heartfelt tunes live in concert. Backed by his supporting band members, Courtenay gets the good vibes flowing. When: 9 pm Where: Dargan’s, 18 W. Ortega Street Cost: free, age 21+
SUNDAY, MARCH 27 Easter Services El Montecito Presbyterian, 1455 East Valley Road, 8:30 am & 10 am All Saints by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 83 Eucalyptus Lane, 8 am & 10 am Montecito Covenant, 671 Cold Spring Road, 8:15 am, 10 am, 11:45 am Children’s Easter Egg Hunt Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 1300 East Valley Road, 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am, & 12:30 pm ONGOING Montecito Fire Protection District’s Fire Prevention Chipping Schedule Week of March 14: Lower Romero: oak vines, grass, palms, succulents, and other small trimmings can be put in dumpsters that have been donated by MarBorg Industries. The dumpsters are placed at pre-identified locations within the participating neighborhoods during the week of the project. Participants are asked to stack larger shrub and tree limb materials at the edge of the nearest passable access road for free chipping. For more information, call 565-8018. MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS Art Classes Beginning and advanced, all ages and by appointment – just call. Where: Portico Gallery, 1235 Coast Village Road Info: 695-8850 WEDNESDAYS THRU SATURDAYS Live Entertainment Where: Cava, 1212 Coast Village Road When: 7 to 10 pm Info: 969-8500 MONDAYS Connections Brain Fitness Program Challenging games, puzzles, and memory-enhancement exercises in a friendly environment. When: 10 am to 2 pm Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane Cost: $50, includes lunch Info: Kai Hoye, 969-0859
When: 10 am to 2 pm Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane Cost: $75, includes lunch, plus one-time fee of $35 Info: Kai Hoye, 969-0859 Story Time at the Library A wonderful way to introduce children to the library, and for parents and caregivers to learn about early literacy skills; each week, children ages three to five enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and fun at Story Time. When: 10:30 to 11 am Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 THURSDAYS Casual Italian Conversation at Montecito Library Practice your Italian conversation among a variety of skill levels while learning about Italian culture. Fun for all and informative, too. When: 12:30 to 1:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 FRIDAYS Farmers Market When: 8 to 11:15 am Where: South side of Coast Village Road Local Artisans Market When: 3 to 7 pm Where: La Cumbre Plaza, 121 South Hope Avenue Info: www.localartisansmarket.com SUNDAYS Cars & Coffee Motorists and car lovers from as far away as Los Angeles, and as close as East Valley Road, park in the upper village outside Montecito Village Grocery to show off and discuss their prized possessions, automotive trends, and other subjects. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Corvettes prevail, but there are plenty of other autos to admire. When: 8 to 10 am Where: Every Sunday in the upper village, except the last Sunday of the month, when the show moves to its original home, close to 1187 Coast Village Road. Info: email@example.com
TUESDAYS Adventuresome Aging Program Community outings, socialization, and lunch for dependent adults.
French Conversation Every Sunday at Pierre Lafond in Montecito, look for a small group in the shade and join for casual conversation (and lunch if you’d like). All levels welcome. When: 12:30 to 2:30 pm Questions: Nicole, 770-2364 •MJ
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ENTERTAINMENT (Continued from page 19)
left. Then I realized I’d been writing all of this material and had nowhere to put it, and he said he’d be happy to work with me on a solo project.” Broder spent some time re-shaping and adding to her compositions. “There were a lot of things that hadn’t gotten realized,” she explained. “I’d like a melody, but it wouldn’t fit with Syncopaths or with Sam. So it just sat there in a pile of stuff. With Kevin, I just overdubbed myself all the instruments that I heard in my head. It was cool to see them all come alive.” The recording process at McCormick’s home studio took more than a year, Broder said, due to the pair’s additional obligations. But the connection was apparent immediately. “Oh, my gosh. The first time I went to his house, he said we should just do a test, try something out. Just play something and see what happens. I was really nervous, because he’s so awesome. But I played a piece I wrote on mandolin, then got my fiddle out and it was great.” McCormick’s musical input was minimal, Broder said. “He never pushed his opinion on me. He just steered me in a direction 2062 Alameda Padre Serra #101, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 12, 2016. 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 Christine Potter. FBN No. 2016-0000438. Published February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cricket Lane Interiors, 4451 Via Alegre, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Vicki Dusebout, 4451 Via Alegre, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 5, 2016. 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. FBN No. 2016-0000372. Published February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2016. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV00787. To all interested parties: Petitioner Gabriela GuzmanMorales filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Gabriela Morales. 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 above must file a written objection that includes 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 March
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that made the recording sound more like me than I thought it could. He could see that I had a vision, and he led me toward it. He got me out of my own way.” Broder isn’t sure what’s going to happen with Two Tree – which was named after the famous landmark in Ventura – beyond a special CD-release concert/party at the Ventura Museum on Friday, March 18, 5:30 pm featuring live music, a food truck, and a bar. “I’m trying to figure out if it’s tourable material, whether I should form a band that could do it with me on the road. This concert will steer me in the direction of how far I want to pursue it, maybe listening rooms. But I definitely want to do another album soon.”
Beaver Eagerly Returns to SBCO
Canadian violinist Martin Beaver was first violin of the famed Tokyo String Quartet (TSQ) from 2002 until the quartet, one of the world’s great chamber music ensembles, disbanded 11 year later after a 44-year run. But Beaver has had no trouble keeping himself busy in the ensuing 32 months,
4, 2016 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: May 18, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV00610. To all interested parties: Petitioner Tara Judith Patrick Nack filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Tara Judith Patrick. 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 above must file a written objection that includes 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 March 4, 2016 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: April 27, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV00706. To all interested parties: Petitioner Eudelia Dee Zamora filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Eudelia Dee Raya. 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 above must file a written objection that includes 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 February 20, 2016 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: May 18, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV00700. To all interested parties: Petitioners Nadia Lash and Valentin Lash filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name from Emiliya Lyash to Emily Lash. 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 above must file a written objection that includes 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 March 1, 2016 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: April 27, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV00793. To all interested parties: Petitioner Amy Michelle Benson filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Samantha Dean. 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 above must file a written objection
having formed the Montrose Piano Trio with former TSQ colleague cellist Clive Greensmith and pianist Jon Kimura Parker, a frequent TSQ guest, and joining the faculty of The Colburn School in Los Angeles just two months after the TSQ split up. Then there’s his schedule of solo appearances, which have included dates with the San Francisco Symphony, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, and all the major orchestras of Canada. Just last year, Beaver added the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra (SBCO) to that list, joining the venerable music director Heiichiro Ohyama and the ensemble to perform as soloist for both Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and Astor Piazzolla’s “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”, not to mention a thrilling encore of Tango La Cumparcita by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez (aka “Fernando’s Hideaway”) with Ohyama on viola. Beaver is back on Tuesday, March 22, when he will serve as the star of Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto at the Lobero. He talked about the concert and more over the phone from his Los Angeles home recently.
that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Hearing date: May 18, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV00611. To all interested parties: Petitioners Jennifer Bower and Norman Hannotte filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name from Wynona Grace Hannotte to Wynona Grace Joey Hannotte. 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 above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Hearing date: April 13, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV00420. To all interested parties: Petitioner Vito Anthony Summa IV filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing to Vito Anthony Kait Summa. 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
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Q. How did you first get connected with the SBCO? A. I’ve known Heiichiro Ohyama for a while. We met in 1993, when he was conducting Wet Ink, the contemporary music festival in San Francisco where I was playing a concerto by Canadian composer Alexina Louie. It turned out he had studied with William Primrose, who is my wife’s father by adoption. The concert was a very nice reunion for the extended family. Later, he played with the Tokyo for a viola quintet. When I joined Colburn, he invited me to come and play with the orchestra since I live in the area. It was really thrilling to play the eight seasons Can you talk about the challenges, the rewards, and what you find fascinating about the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto? It’s brilliantly written, one of the great masterpieces in the genre for violin, just tip-top. It’s been crafted with genius. Somehow, in a way, it’s both wonderfully simple and lyrical, and has the characteristic lightness of Mendelssohn, straddling classical and romantic styles, but it’s also a very
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be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes 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 February 19, 2016 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: April 13, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV00530. To all interested parties: Petitioner Jesus Antonio Aguirre filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Coen Hawthorne. 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 above must file a written objection that includes 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 February 24, 2016 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: April 13, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV00345. To all interested parties: Petitioner Nancy Gonzalez Roche filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name(s) from Armando Murillo
Gonzalez and Adrian Gonzalez Murillo to Armando Murillo and Adrian Murillo. 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 above must file a written objection that includes 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 February 9, 2016 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: March 23, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV00467. To all interested parties: Petitioners Silvia Ortiz and Florencio Bello filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name from Nathaniel Ortiz to Nathaniel Bello-Ortiz. 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 above must file a written objection that includes 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 February 10, 2016 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: March 30, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
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dramatic work, with moments of great intensity and passion. It just has that balance, and it’s a good length. It’s also very challenging to play for the soloist. But it’s so wonderful that it’s worth the work. It’s one that would appeal both to the audience member who isn’t that knowledgeable, because it’s quite accessible, but it’s also extraordinarily complex, so that interests the complete music lover.
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What makes it so challenging? It’s written in a violinistic way. Mendelssohn knew quite a bit about string playing and he consulted Ferdinand David, the concertmaster in Leipzig, so he was able to check on what would be possible or impossible to play. The third movement goes quite fast, which makes it especially challenging. But interspersed with the technically difficult passages, you’re called upon to be lyrical and sensitive. So you have to wear a lot of hats. Hearing you talk about the challenges, I’m wondering do you endeavor to get to a place where you’ve got the technical stuff handled so thoroughly that you can, if you’ll pardon a So Cal expression, ride the wave and just enjoy the performance along with the audience? We strive to get to that place where you’ve done the work and figured it out, and know how to handle the tempo, the dynamics, et cetera. You do your hours of practice to play the notes in tune, and get a good sound. Ideally when you step out on stage, you try to reach a state of mind where you only have to monitor on some level of subconsciousness and mostly let go and just express yourself. That’s what is most meaningful. You’ve had the opportunity to play on some extraordinary instruments: first the 1729 “ex-Heath” Guarnerius del Gesù violin, and the Strad with the Tokyo. How was it to transition back to the 1789 Nicolo Bergonzi violin? This Bergonzi I’ve been playing since 1989, even when those other two were on loan to me, but not very often. It is a challenge to change. Strads all have strong and unique personalities, and it took a few months for me to come to terms with how to make the sounds that I wanted, and a good year or more to truly feel comfortable playing it. Strads sound great, but when it comes down to it, you have to work quite hard. I played the Bergonzi occasionally just to keep it in shape, so the sound wouldn’t become dormant. But now it’s like coming home. It’s really my instrument. I do miss the Strad or certain elements. The whole set went to the Hagen Quartet after we disbanded. It’s nice that the set that Paganini put together is remaining together and being played by another •MJ quartet. 17 – 24 March 2016
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A SeaDream Rally
Well, it’s not really a SeaDream Rally. But, you see, SeaDream (named “The Best Small Luxury Cruise Ship” in 2015 by Condé Nast Traveler) is the 350-foot yacht upon which two lucky couples will sail to either the Mediterranean or the Caribbean on a one-week cruise, if they are top bidders in the live auction on the night of the 3rd annual Rally 4 Kids fundraiser for United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, scheduled for Saturday, May 14, at Pat and Ursula Nesbitt’s Summerland estate. SeaDream Yacht Club has supported the United Boys & Girls Club rally every year for the past three years, and both trips retail in the $15,000 to $20,000 range (for two). There are 56 staterooms on both SeaDream I and SeaDream II, with a maximum capacity of 112 guests and a crew of nearly 100. During a short conversation at the MJ office, rally organizer Diana Starr Langley says that she has been a SeaDream passenger on three different occasions and her close friend, Sheila Herman, has taken some seven cruises onboard this luxurious craft. “It’s as close to ‘private’ as you can get,” Diana explains, “without incurring the cost of a private yacht. They treat you like royalty, go to magnifi-
Life on board the SeaDream Yacht is as close one can get, suggests Rally 4 Kids organizer Diana Langley, to being on a private yacht without the hassles of ownership
Driver Richard Torin takes his turns around the Jim Hall Track Time Go Kart track in Ventura during last year’s “Challenges” Rally 4 Kids
cent places, and cater to every whim. It’s just a nice organization to work with,” she says. Also on the auction list is one of a selection of 17 resort homes available for a four-night stay at Exclusive Resorts, a club that features a portfolio of more than 400 great homes around the world. The homes average 3,500 square feet and feature from two to five bedrooms and sleep up to 10 people, so it’s an auction prize one can team up with other friends to help pay for if that’s important. “These are all multi-million-dollar homes,” Diana says. Additionally, Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez Valley has donated its villa retreat for two nights, along with dinner and wines; this also sleeps up to 10. The first 30-car rally in 2014, traveled through Santa Barbara County and up into the far reaches of Santa Ynez Valley in search of poker hands. Last year’s “Challenge” rally featured some 50 vehicles and deployed along the back roads of Southern California from the QAD parking lot in Summerland to Ojai, Ventura, and on into Malibu via Mulholland Drive, accepting “challenges” such as shooting foul-line baskets, racing
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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 18) Lisa Dosch, Molly Mitchell, Mary Ann Froley, John Stephens, Lydia Edwards, Susan Rose with Betty Stephens (photo by Priscilla)
Lyndon Lea’s $37-million mansion is up for grabs
Bobbie Tweddle, Mara Abboud, Judith Hopkinson, Nancy Gifford, Kristi Newton, Betty Stephens, Alexander Djordjevic, and Jane Lodas (photo by Priscilla)
Lea’s property stands on 1.13 oceanfront acres
U.K. of late. The impressive property is being sold through Berkshire Hathaway. For Josh Sakes Josh Elliott, who started his journalism career as an editor on UCSB’s Daily Nexus, has signed a deal with CBS News. Josh, who was formerly an anchor on ABC’s Good Morning America before leaving for NBC over a salary dispute, is going to be the lead anchor for CBSN, CBS News’ digital streaming news network, which launched in November 2014. The move comes after Josh, 44, was poached by NBC Sports in 2014, but ended up leaving the Peacock Network after less than two years after they failed to offer him a prominent role. “He will be the lead anchor for CBSN and will work across the digital network,” says one source. “It’s an exciting hire for the network, because they don’t have a lot of young make energetic talent coming up through the ranks.” Josh, who was also a ESPN sports anchor, married WABC New York anchor Liz Cho in a low-key ceremony here last year, which I exclusively revealed here.
The music did much to sustain national morale during World War II, the pivotal event of the ‘40s. With vintage costumes and uniforms, as well as popular hits such “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Sing, Sing, Sing”, and “Tuxedo Junction”, the timeless melodies from the likes of The Andrews Sisters, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Artie Shaw, couldn’t fail to please. Birthday Bashes Santa Barbara philanthropist Betty Stephens wasn’t satisfied with just one event to celebrate her 84th birthday, she had three! The festivities kicked with off with an Amazons-only bash at her Hope Ranch estate, with the second event the core of the festive weekend with a Dixieland-themed bash at the tony La Cumbre Country Club, just a tiara’s toss or two from her home, with nearly 100 guests in western attire. Just 24 hours later, at the same venue, the guests gathered for brunch, wrapping up the three-day beano.
Among the merry throng, partaking in the festive fun, quaffing the Veuve Clicquot, dining grandly and snaffling the canapés, were Henry and Dilling Yang, Mara Abboud, Peter Clark, Terry Ryken, Stan and Betty Hatch, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Eric and Nina Philips, Kristi Newton, Hiroko Benko, and Geoffrey and Joan Rutkowski. Sound of Music Supporters of CAMA – the Community Arts and Music Association – got quite a treat with performances at both the Lobero and Granada. Firstly Jordi Savall, an undoubted expert on historic music, playing a 17th-century seven-string bass viola and an 18th-century six-string viol – he founded the ensembles Hesperion XXI in 1974 and Le Concert des Nations in 1989 with Montserrat Figueras and has released 230 albums – performed at the Lobero with Frank McGuire on bodhran in the master series. The intimate concert, playing an essentially Celtic program, featured such works as the Caledonia Set, The Donegal Set, and Irish Landscapes. Over at the sold-out Granada, violinist Joshua Bell and the wonderful Andrea Van deKamp, Betty Stephens, Fannie Flagg, Joi Stephens, Jo Sadecki, and Alexander Djordjevic (photo by Priscilla)
Mood Swings The 1930s and ‘40s were gloriously evoked when the show In The Mood, celebrating the Big Band era, returned to the Granada. The large cast of talented singers and dancers, complete with the 13-piece band String of Pearls Orchestra, was as nostalgic and patriotic as it gets. 17 – 24 March 2016
Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (photo by Ian Douglas)
London-based Academy of St. Martin in the Fields shone with an eclectic international series program featuring works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, and Beethoven. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony kicked off the show with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major wrapping the concert, with a delightful filling of violin concertos by Schumann and Tchaikovsky giving time for Bell to shine brilliantly. Edition Addition Santa Barbara accountant and inveterate traveler Frank McGinity has updated his personal travelogue Get Off Your Street with a second edition. “It’s a much better book now with a new cover and the addition of 15 more articles in its 222 pages with a lower price,” says Frank. “New trips include Molokai, Hawaii, the Mullin Auto Museum, and trips to Germany, Mexico, Lake Como, and Amsterdam.” Future visits include London and a cruise to Copenhagen in the summer, and in December a tour of South Africa. “Perhaps in five years, we’ll publish a third edition,” muses Frank.
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Flower Power Philanthropist and socialite Anne Towbes, wife of Montecito Bank & Trust founder Mike Towbes, has always been a blooming nice lady, so it’s only appropriate that a flower has been named in her honor. The bloom in question is a white phalaenopsis orchid, cultivated by Zuma Canyon Orchids in Malibu, which was presented to her at a ceremony, appropriately enough, at a gala
around $35,000 for the cause. Anne, fetchingly attired in an ornately embroidered Oscar de la Renta jacket, joked that she was no shrinking violet any more, as she was presented with her orchid – which has been registered with London’s Royal Horticultural Society – by Sandra Tillisch Svoboda, president of Sansum and also past president of the American Orchid Society. Among those turning out to honor Anne at the show Wild World of
Orchids, which boasted 25,000 species, were Peter and Gerd Jordano, Ellen Goodstein, David Gersh, Corinna Gordon, Diana Starr Langley, Arlene Larsen, Gretchen Lieff, Hiroko Benko, Gwen Stauffer, Mike Towbes, and Dana Newquist. All for One Anti-bullying was the focus when an energized “Stand Together” initiative was organized at La Cumbre Junior High School by the Anti-Defamation Prepared for the collaborative “Stand Together” presentation are Kundai Chikowero (guest speaker); with her mother Angela and Cynthia Silverman, ADL executive director (photo by Priscilla)
Perched in an aesthetic display of sculpture and orchids are Catherine Breen with Dr. Gerald Svedlow and Linda Muth with Curt Cruthirds, WSDC Board of Trustees (photo by Priscilla)
preview bash at the 71st annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show at the Earl Warren Showgrounds for the William Sansum Diabetes Center, which drew 225 guests and raised Sitting on the rim of a beautiful variety of orchids are Christopher and Pamela Haskell with Anne and Robert Patterson (photo by Priscilla)
In front of orchid bearing the name Phalaenopsis are Anne Smith-Towbes, P Zuma White Puff, P. Sogo Yukimal, White Rec #1763 William Sansum Diabetes Center presenters George Vasquez, president of Zuma Canyon Orchids and creator of the special orchid named for honoree Towbes with Ellen Goodstein, WSDC executive director and Sandra Tillisch-Svoboda, board president and World Orchid Conference Trust president (photo by Priscilla)
Among those at the 71st Santa Barbara International Orchid Show special evening honoring WSDC honoree Anne Smith-Towbes are Phyllis Ventura, Kristin St. John, and Grace Bartha (photo by Priscilla) At the Wild World of Orchids Show are Michael and Anne Towbes (photo by Priscilla)
At the William Sansum Diabetes Center dedication of the Anne Smith-Towbes orchid is Ellen Goodstein, executive director; Dr. David Kerr, director of Research and Innovation; and Ada Conner, director of Development (photo by Priscilla)
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Enjoying the celebration at the Earl Warren Showgrounds for Anne are Marilyn Gilbert, Hiroko Benko, Gretchen Lieff, and Corinna Gordan (photo by Priscilla)
League, AHA!, Santa Barbara Unified, and Stand Tall. The collaborative assembly-style mission was to have students in afterschool programs working as a team in exploring and designing strategies to stop the bullying culture. “Stand Together” culminates with students sharing their social science projects at an expo at the Earl Warren Showgrounds on May 25. Bully for them. Sightings: TV talk-show host Conan O’Brien ordering coffee at Pierre Lafond...Oscar winner Jeff Bridges lunching at the Coral Casino...Veteran actor Tab Hunter walking his dogs on Butterfly Beach Pip! Pip! Readers with tips, sightings and amusing items for Richard’s column should email him at richardmin email@example.com or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal. To reach Priscilla, email priscilla@ santabarbaraseen.com or call 969•MJ 3301.
Santa Barbara Junior High School participating students Jose Zuniga, Apollo Arila, Jennifer Freed, (AHA); Rendy Freedman (AHA); Rodrigo Fuentes, Daniel DeLoera, Candido Luna, William Jimenez, and Rafael Chavez (photo by Priscilla)
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State Street Spin
by Erin Graffy de Garcia
Sir George Remembered
ow can I forget George Martin, legendary producer of The Beatles, when he came to town at this time six years ago to conduct the Santa Barbara Choral Society and orchestra in his world premiere of The Mission Chorales? On the same show, State Street Ballet performed LoveLoveLove — a medley tribute to The Beatles for Valentine’s Day. My husband and I were among the featured ballroom dancers for the opening and met Sir George at that time. Sir George has made his mark in 20th-century music as a performer, composer, arranger, and as one of the greatest record producers of all time, most famously the Beatles’ work. He played piano on a number of their tracks, but it was his introduction of strings and even brass in such songs as Eleanor Rigby, Yesterday, I am the Walrus, that broke the mold even for The Beatles’ iconoclastic sound. So, Sir George conducted the Choral Society in Eleanor Rigby, which he arranged for choral and orchestra some 40 years ago. He also conducted his world premiere of Mission Chorales, originally a concept development for the film The Mission with Jeremy Irons, but never utilized. Back in The Beatles’ heyday, George’s London neighbor was Brooks Firestone. As they have remained friends through the years, Firestone asked whatever became of his Mission music. One thing led to another, and Brooks coaxed Sir George out to Santa Barbara, after providing reviews and CDs of our longstanding choral group. And that’s how Sir George Martin had his Day in The Life... in Santa Barbara.
Ms Graffy, author of Society Lady’s Guide on How to Santa Barbara, is a longtime Santa Barbara resident and a regular attendee at many society affairs and events; she can be reached at 687-6733
was interesting but also a challenge — they had to keep precisely on-pitch because halfway through, the entire band kicked in. “You Inspire me” was a big swing song, showcasing the musical mettle of pianist Jeff Colella and the tenor sax sang along happily. Mancinci’s “Dreamsville” featured a kick-ass bass solo, and singer Berglund provided a beautiful vocal on Mandel’s “Shadow of Your Smile.
Montecito Whatchamacallit Mystery
Friend Gary loaned me this piece of historic trivia for our readers to puzzle over: a wooden-carved fork about 4 feet tall. The handle is carved with pineapple motif and painted. The tines are rather amateurishly marked “Montecito Valley Days: June July August 1923.” I find nothing about such an event(?) in David Myrick’s Montecito Volumes, nothing in the Los Angeles Times (I looked there because it searchable text; our two historic local papers are not yet digitized). Any readers out there want to weigh in on this one?
“The Dog Ate My Homework” Department
Speaking of the Jazz Society, Jonathan Atherton is the up and coming jazz pianist who wowed-thecrowd here earlier this year at the Santa Barbara Jazz Society. Hailing from New York City, he says there’s nothing quite like teaching piano to the privileged wealthy families on the Upper West Side. Example: Atherton, to his 8-year-old student: Did you practice this week? Student: Not much, sorry. Atherton: Why not? Student: I had to go to the White House. •MJ
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Well, 2016 has already been a busy year starting out with outstanding talent. Last month, we had singer Ginger Berglund, with Scott Whitfield, voice trombone. Roger Neuman on tenor sax, Jennifer Leitham on bass, drummer Kendall Kay, and pianist Jeff Colella. Their concert featured the Johnny Mandel songbook and a few other goodies. Highlights included Sergio Mendes’s “Cinnamon And Clove”, which had a nice interplay between sax solo and vocals, and then a soaring trombone solo. “Close Enough for Love” opened with an a capella counterpoint. This 17 – 24 March 2016
Do any Montecito Old Timers know what this is about? Ever seen one of these or remember hearing about “Montecito Valley Days” of 1923, perhaps held informally in a neighborhood?
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill
COMING & GOING (Continued from page 32) go-carts, and the like, along the way. This year, rally organizers Monte Wilson and Diana expect 75 drivers and their “navigators” to once again traverse some 150 to 200 miles in a “scavenger hunt” to... well, during our interview, Diana warns that she could tell me the route but then she’d have to take me out, as the secret course will not be revealed until the day of the rally. There are still 12 slots open for anyone wishing to join Monte, Diana, Michael Hammer, Dana Newquist, Robert and Gretchen Lieff, Peter Sperling, and the other 60-odd drivers. I was Richard Torin’s navigator last year; Richard drove his Mercedes Benz opal-green 500SL convertible and we blasted (and truth be told, sang along with) Madonna’s “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” at least a dozen times, along with an equal number of turns for Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” “Song Sung Blue,” and “I Am... I Said,” as we sped along the curving route; this year, I’ll be driving my own Audi A-5 Coupe, playing David Allan Coe’s “If That Ain’t Country,” and “You Never Even Called Me By My Name” as loud as the stereo will allow. “It’s a two-day event for the drivers,” Diana further explains. There’s the Friday night party at a private
estate near Oprah Winfrey’s spread, the all-day Saturday rally, and the blowout Saturday night party at the Nesbitts, featuring the music of the Tearaways. If you’d like to be a driver, the fee is $1,250 for driver and navigator. And, though there will be some fancy cars, including a number of Ferraris, “Any car will do. It’s fun to have a fun car,” Diana says, “but make sure it’s something you want to drive for a hundred fifty to two hundred miles.” One of the rally’s main sponsors is the Petersen Museum, Diana tells me, adding that the DuPont Registry has also agreed to become a sponsor. “Caroline Harrah (she works for Morgan Stanley in downtown Santa Barbara) helped us with this one,” Diana notes. “She called cold, got hold of Mr. DuPont, and put the whole deal together,” Diana says, laughing. Ferrari Los Angeles in Westlake Village is also a sponsor. The all-day rally starts at 9 am, includes six stops and lunch, and should finish by 3 pm. The following party at the Nesbitts kicks off at 5 pm. If you are interested in the rally or simply attending the Saturday night party ($250 per person) featuring not only the British Invasion band the Tearaways, but also walking-around magicians, check out rally4kids.org or
call Kristi Newton at (805) 681-1315. Recommended attire is extremely casual but dress warmly – it’s outside.
Savoring French Food
The French Network was determined to make a small financial contribution to SBCC and toward “French culture,” and French Network president Fred Sidon decided they should be doing something different. “For the first time ever,” he tells us, “The French Network will have a dinner at the John Dunn Gourmet Dining Room of SBCC (5 pm, Sunday, March 20), and the main course will be a cookoff. The head of the department will select three students ‘most likely to become French chefs’ and have them cook the same dish, each with his/her own twist.” Sounds like an excellent plan to us. The Network diners will vote for the one they like best. Judges will include Renato Moiso (Via Maestra’s owner-operator) and Michael Amador, Food and Beverage manager at La Cumbre Country Club. Winner will receive $250, second place $150, and $100 for third. Accompanying wines include a Cremant de Bourgogne. All for $48, which is likely less than you’d pay if you just went out to eat at your favorite restaurant.
Santa Barbara’s longtime French Network president Fred Sidon invites one and all to join him and his group at SBCC for good food and wine on Sunday, March 20
If you’d like to join this group of gourmands, go online to: frsidon@ impulse.net for more info. •MJ
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by Scott Craig (photo by Brad Elliott) Scott Craig is manager of media relations at Westmont College
Brooks Examines Transcendent Happiness
espite the crush of daily life and the human culture we live in, there are moments in life that pierce through that. These moments form the basis for why David Brooks, New York Times columnist, wrote the best-selling book The Road to Character. Brooks explored the journey to a deeper inner life, explaining why selflessness leads to greater happiness, before a sold-out audience of more than 700 people at the 11th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on March 4. He told a story about a sunny, summer evening when he had pulled up to his home in Maryland. He could see his three children, ages 12, 9 and 4, playing ball in the backyard. “They were laughing and tumbling all over each other and having the perfect time,” he said. “I was confronted with this tableau of family happiness. And I remember I just sat there in the driveway thinking I was filled with gratitude that I hadn’t earned. “We all have these moments where you illuminate a higher joy, higher than anything you get at the workplace, and with that comes a summons: you’d like to feel worthy of such moments.” Brooks said occasionally he will encounter people, such as the Dalai Lama, who radiate that type of joy and God’s grace. “I have achieved more in my career than I ever could have imagined,” he says, “but I haven’t achieved that. How do I get that?” Brooks explained that there are four levels of happiness: material pleasure (good food and nice clothes), ego (being better than others), generativity (giving back to our communities), and transcendence (an awareness of one’s place in the cosmic order, a feeling of love that goes beyond the physical realm, truth, justice, goodness, and beauty). “We all find it easy to get to the first levels of happiness,” he said, “but getting to level three and four takes a little work. And it takes the kind of education that people get at Westmont.” Quoting authors and telling anecdotes from saints and heroes, Brooks described a process of making commitments and dedicating lives for bigger things. “You can think of us as thinking creatures, as economic creatures, but love is really at the center,” he said. “And one of the things that I really appreciate about Westmont College, and Christian colleges in general, is some of the schools where I 17 – 24 March 2016
Bach, is a senior at Southern California Christian Academy. He has performed with the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, the Culver City High School orchestra, First Baptist Culver City String Quartet and various ensembles through the Los Angeles Junior Chamber Music program. “All six finalists are marvelous young musicians and each performed beautifully,” Shasberger said. “Everyone in attendance was blessed by the grace and expressiveness of the performances. We hope these six musicians will continue performing together at Westmont, forming lifelong friendships in their musical journey.”
David Brooks at the President’s Breakfast
teach at, some of the great schools, they treat the head as the sole source of our identity and the only thing that needs to be cultivated, and the heart and the soul are behind the curtain. They think that is not our domain. At a place like Westmont, where you can talk about the eulogy virtues as well as resume virtues, where you can not only educate the heart with the liberal arts and the soul with God’s calling and the mind with information.” The Westmont Foundation and local businesses sponsor the President’s Breakfast to promote discussion of significant issues in the community. This year’s lead sponsor is Union Bank. Gold sponsors include Axia Holdings, Chronicle Family Offices, Davies, Anna and David Grotenhuis, Hub International, La Arcada, Carl and Jo Lindros, Lindsay and Laurie Parton, Matt Construction, Santa Barbara Capital, Sharol and Wayne Siemens, and V3 Corporation.
Culver City Cellist Wins Cellist William Ellzey of Culver City earned top honors at the fourth annual Music Guild Competition, where six high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships March 5. Ellzey won the Guild Scholarship, receiving up to $10,000 in annual music scholarship funds (up to $40,000 over four years) to study at Westmont. Significant music scholarships were given to the other contestants: flutist Marissa Condie of Santa Barbara, cellist Marlena Gonzalez of Los Angeles, soprano Nyajima Tut of Minneapolis, pianist Christina Yang of Diamond Bar, and oboist Bethany Yew of San Marino. Ellzey, who performed “Concerto in D minor” by Édouard Lalo and “Cello Suite No. 1” by Johann Sebastian
Jupiter returns to the night sky for stargazers at this month’s free public viewing of the stars with Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope on Friday, March 18, beginning at 7:30 pm and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. In case of inclement or overcast weather, call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at (805) 565-6272 and check the Westmont website to see if the viewing has been canceled. “At long last, Jupiter will be high in the sky during viewing time,” says Tom Whittemore, Westmont physics instructor. “If the seeing is good, we should be able bring out some of
the details in the surface structure of Jupiter.” Earlier in the evening, Whittemore will point the college’s 8-inch refractor telescope at the 11-day-old moon. “The moon will lie very high in the sky in the early evening,” he says. “If the seeing is particularly good, we should be able to make out considerable detail in the large crater, Copernicus. Particularly interesting will be the terracing on the crater’s walls, as well as the mountain peaks in the middle of Copernicus. These peaks were left behind as the result of a large impact in the early history of the moon. Some of the ray structure surrounding the crater, Tycho, should also be evident.” Finally, the viewing will include several of the brighter open clusters near the top of the sky, such as Messier 35 in Gemini, and Messiers 36, 37, and 38, a wonderful trio of open clusters in Auriga, the Charioteer. The observatory opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for the public. The Keck Telescope is housed in the observatory between Russell Carr Field and the track and field/soccer complex. Free parking is available near the baseball field. •MJ
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THURSDAY, MARCH 17 Early Eire Eve Events – Two annual Santa Barbara St. Patrick’s Day traditions take place less than two blocks away this afternoon with the same starting time of 5:30 pm. The Santa Barbara Independent’s ninth annual St. Patrick’s Day Stroll brings together employees and friends of the weekly newspaper with Irish and other community members for a leisurely march down State Street (or rather the sidewalk) toward Blush and other watering holes six blocks away. The Pipe and Drums Corps leads the way from outside the Indy offices at 122 W. Figueroa, and costumes and green attire are encouraged. Meanwhile, SOhO hosts the Irish-Mexican-Pirate sounds of The Worried Lads, one of Spencer Barnitz’s offshoots from his longtime Santa Barbara band Spencer the Gardener. The all-ages show (kids under 12 are even free) takes place at the upstairs restaurant/music club at 1221 State Street, in Victoria Court. Admission is $5. INFO: Indy: 965-5205 or www.independent.com SOhO: 962-7776 or www.sohosb. com SATURDAY, MARCH 19 French-flavored Musical Fare – Michael Webster’s arrangement of Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun) interpreted by flutist Andrea Di Maggio, clarinetist Joanne Kim, and pianist Neil Di Maggio opens this afternoon’s biweekly Santa Barbara Music Club concert. Pianist Donna Massello-Chiacos then offers her
take on five compositions, one each by French composers Debussy, Erik Satie, Jean Philllipe Rameau, Maurice Ravel, and Jacques Ibert. The program concludes with Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3, performed by violinist Han Soo Kim and pianist Neil Di Maggio, who will delight in the sonata’s cheerful disposition that eloquently disguises the inner struggles faced by its creator who had become aware he was growing deaf. WHEN: 3 pm WHERE: Faulkner Gallery in the downtown Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. COST: free INFO: www.sbmusicclub.org MONDAY, MARCH 21 Revels’ Pub Sing – Santa Barbara Revels – the folks who put on the community-centered Christmas show at the Lobero every December – invite one and all to welcome the change of seasons with music-making and merriment. Head on over to Dargan’s main room to raise your voice and lift a glass in celebration of the arrival of spring with singalongs of traditional Irish tunes, favorite folk classics, salty sea chanties, and familiar rounds. Revels music director Adam Phillips leads the songs with Santa Barbara stalwart Douglas Clegg (of Trinity Backstage) on the fiddle. Admission includes a songbook, a beverage, a souvenir glass to take home – and a joyful heart that comes from sharing song and company during the equinox. WHEN: 6-8 pm WHERE: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega Street COST: $20 general, $10 children INFO: 565-9357 or www.santabarbararevels.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 18 Bridges to Heaven – Two years ago, Leon Bridges was working as a dishwasher and playing open-mics around his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, before he got signed by Columbia Records on the strength of his self-uploaded SoundCloud recordings. Last year at this time, his first single, “Lisa Sawyer”, a rich ballad written about his mother, was released, and Bridges appeared at the South by Southwest Festival, roughly 200 miles south of Fort Worth, and his career began a rapid ascension. Now, just nine months since the retro soul singer-songwriterguitarist artist who has drawn comparisons to R&B legends Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, and early Marvin Gaye released his debut album and first hit, both titled Coming Home, Bridges has broken through with his devoted rendition of mid-’60s soul, complete, as some have noted, with reverb, church organ, doo-wop background vocals, and accenting horns. The 26-year-old sensation, born 25 years after the music’s heyday, makes his Santa Barbara debut at the Arlington Theatre tonight. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 1317 State St. COST: $26.50-$36.50 INFO: 963-4408/www.thearlingtontheatre.com or 800-745-3000/www.ticketmaster.com
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EVENTS by Steven Libowitz
FRIDAY, MARCH 18 Easter Messiah – Over the decades, Handel’s Messiah has become a Christmas season staple, but it turns out that the first performance of the great oratorio was staged in April 1742 in conjunction with Easter. As this spring marks the beginning of the 275th anniversary year of the monumental and much-beloved devotional work, the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra are offering their “Messiah” as a pre-Easter blessing right here in Montecito at the intimate and acoustically warm Hahn Hall. Fittingly, the singers will be augmented by a quartet of soloists, all of whom are Music Academy of the West (MAW) Summer Festival alumni who were chosen by the legendary mezzo and MAW voice program chair Marilyn Horne: soprano Dru Daniels, mezzo Laurel Semerdjian, tenor Christopher Yoon, and bass DeAndre Simmons. Conducted by Choral Society music director JoAnne Wasserman, the performance – in keeping with the season, will feature not only the full Part I (the Nativity) but also selections from the more rarely performed Parts II and III (covering the Life, Works, Passion, and Resurrection of Jesus). WHEN: 7 tonight & tomorrow WHERE: Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West campus, 1070 Fairway Road COST: $35 general admission, $10 students 7-17 with adult INFO: 965-6577 or www.sbchoral.org
TUESDAY, MARCH 22 Cros and Effect – Singer-songwriter and rock star David Crosby returns to the city where he spent his formative years – the ones just prior to his beginnings as a one of the progenitors of the California folkrock sound – for a concert as part of a solo acoustic tour of the West Coast. Crosby, a two-time member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (he was inducted with both The Byrds and the still-touring Crosby, Stills & Nash), has also enjoyed a career as a solo artist spanning from 1971’s If Only I Could Remember My Name to 2014’s Croz. The concert will cover moments from his full career in all of the settings, as the now-Santa Ynez resident who turns 75 in August goes it alone on stage. “This is about the songs. The tale telling,” Crosby noted on his website. “Taking you on a voyage to my world for a moment.” WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $31-$66 INFO: 899-2222 or www. granadasb.org Lots of Locals – A surfeit of styles will be represented on this triple bill of local luminaries, plus some Los Angelenos takes place at SOhO. Cellist Angus Cooke, R&B soul singer-songwriter Lois Mahalia, and guitarist-singer Zach Madden are coming together as an intriguing trio, sharing the stage with the great Byl Carruthers (Cafe R&B)
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adding bass, additional guitars, and harmony. Jamie Green offers her own singer-songwriter showcase featuring Ray Pannell on guitar, Jody Eulitz on cajon, Josh McDonough on bass, and special guests Dan Staton on keys and Miriam Dance-Leavy harmonizing on vocals. Los Angelesbased band Ned & the Dirt round out the night of tunes that is so jam-packed it starts an hour earlier than usual. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $8 INFO: 9627776 or www.sohosb.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 Green Drinks at SOhO – LoaTree hosts its sixth annual Earth Day Green Drinks Fundraiser benefiting the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival and is also turning the event into a 30th birthday party for the Santa Barbara Independent. The evening promises music, dancing, celebration, and historic media coverage, all with both an environmentally conscious and blast-from-the-past feel. WHEN: 6-8 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $15 INFO: 962-7776 or www.sohosb.com Artist Talk – Seven of the eight Carpinteria artists who are represented in the current South County Sampler exhibition at the Arts Fund Gallery are coming together, with curator Nancy Gifford to 17 – 24 March 2016
SATURDAY, MARCH 19 Jewish Film Festival – The mini-fest celebrating films that examine the breadth of Jewish experience from a variety of perspectives and genres ranging from documentary to comedy to drama returns after a two-year hiatus. The festival spans a long weekend and takes place at both the New Vic Theatre downtown and the Riviera a couple of miles away. Opening night brings the documentary East/West Jerusalem, which follows singer-songwriter David Broza as he records a new album uniting American, Palestinian, and Israeli musicians in a bid to demonstrate the idea of bringing peace through the arts. The night film also serves as a preview to a weekend visit from Broza next month, when he will conduct a workshop and perform in concert at the Lobero Theater. Welcome to the Kutsher’s, a return to the heyday of summer in the Catskills highlighted by comedian Freddie Roman’s funny routine, screens for free on Monday morning. Among the other offerings are Dough, a dramedy about a British Orthodox Jewish baker and a young Muslim on the cusp of taking a wrong direction who discover that they “knead” each other; Manpower, in which four different families intersect as they go about defining what it means to be an Israeli in contemporary Israel; Hill Start, a light comedy that shows that one doesn’t need to go beyond family and friends to learn the meaning of love; and A Tale of Love and Darkness, actress Natalie Portman’s adaptation of Amos Oz’s memoir in which she also directs and stars as his tragic mother, which is the closingnight film and screens with the the Academy Award nominated short Ave Maria. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, the Jewish Film Festival also boasts opening- and closing-night receptions for passholders. WHEN: Today through Wednesday WHERE: various COST: $10 per screening ($15 for closing night); full festival pass $85 INFO:957-1115 or www.sbjewishfilmfestival.org
talk about their work and the show. Hear directly from Chris Baker, Stuart Carey, Patricia Houghton Clarke, Pamela Enticknap, Julie B. Montgomery, Garrett Speirs, and Arturo Tello in a one-hour event moderated by R.T. Livingston at the gallery. WHEN: 6-7 pm; exhibit on display through March 26 WHERE: 205-C Santa Barbara Street COST: free INFO: 965-7321 or www. artsfundsb.org Wildlife in the American West – Photographer Brent Paull will feature approximately 300 of his favorite wildlife images, as well as photography tips and stories from his photo safaris in an evening
presentation at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Paull, who snapped the 2013 California Wildlife Photo of the Year, has had images, has published throughout the United States and in a number of foreign countries including Canada, Germany, and Switzerland, totaling more than 1,100 publication credits and more than 700 commercial image sales, plus 10 magazine covers. His talk is expected to touch upon photography field tactics, image processing tips, wildlife tips, and plain-old facts about succeeding on photo safaris. WHEN: 7:30-9 pm WHERE: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Road COST: free INFO: 682-4711 or www.sbnature.org •MJ
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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO. 5439 Sealed proposals for Bid No. 5439 for the BRAEMAR FORCEMAIN NO. 2 will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 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, “BRAEMAR FORCEMAIN NO. 2, Bid No. 5439". The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following: installation of approximately 3,300 linear feet of 12-inch HDPE pipeline, demolition of existing and installation of new lift station bypass and pump discharge piping, replacement of an existing transition manhole, a new transition manhole, a new gravity manhole, traffic control, bypass pumping, and additional work as required by the contract documents. The Engineer’s estimate is $774,000. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. There will be a mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting scheduled for TUESDAY MARCH 22, 2016 at 10:00 am at 403 Alan Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. The plans and specifications for this Project are available electronically at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ebidboard. 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 City’s contact for this project is Philip Maldonado, Project Engineer, 805-560-7544. In order to be placed on the plan holder’s 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 City’s website at: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ebidboard. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Per California Civil Code Section 9550, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work.
City of Santa Barbara Invitation – Notice to Consultants Request for Proposals RFP Number: 3815 March 9, 2016 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO CONCEPTUAL DESIGN SERVICES FOR A NEW FIRE STATION 7 BUILDING PROJECT The City of Santa Barbara’s Conceptual Design for a New Fire Station 7 Building Project will provide new building concepts to house City Fire personnel as well as U.S. Forest Service personnel, replacing the existing structure located on 2411 Stanwood Drive in Santa Barbara. The City of Santa Barbara, Public Works Department is requesting proposals from qualified architectural firms to design and prepare the Conceptual Design, Renderings and Construction Estimates for the Project. Copies of the detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), including a description of the services to be provided by respondents, the minimum content of responses, and the factors to be used to evaluate the responses, can be obtained by contacting: Jim Dewey – Facilities Management 616 Laguna Street Santa Barbara, CA 93102 805-564-5568 JDewey@SantaBarbaraCA.gov Proposals will be received in the Purchasing Office, located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, until 3:00 p.m. th on Wednesday, March 30 , 2016. Mailed submittals shall be addressed as follows:
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No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]. No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. 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. Pursuant to California Public Contract Code Section 3400(c), the City finds that certain equipment designated within these specifications must be standardized to match existing equipment used within the City’s Water Resources facilities in order to facilitate maintenance and operation activities and to provide improved performance and reliability of these complex facilities. No “or-equal” substitutions will be accepted for equipment designated as “City Standard Equipment – No Substitution Permitted” in the specifications.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bridal Bootycamp, 1 North Calle Cesar Chavez Street, Suite 110, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Elizabeth Alexander, 421 West Anapamu Street Apt. C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 3, 2016. 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. FBN No. 2016-0000668. Published March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2016.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Prestigious Properties & Investments, 628 Vereda Del Ciervo Drive, Goleta, CA 93117. P.P.I. Realty Investments, INC., 628 Vereda Del Ciervo Drive, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 23, 2016. 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN No. 2016-0000546. Published March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2016.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT: The following person(s) has (have) abandoned the use of the Fictitious Business Name(s): Ocean Aire, 125 Harbor Way Suite 7, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Jon Payne, 6 Harbor Way #239, Santa Barbara, CA. This statement was originally filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 4, 2015. 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, filed March 8, 2016. Original FBN No. 20150001804. Published Published March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2016. FICTITIOUS
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NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ocean Aire, 125 Harbor Way #7, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Allied Voyage LLC, 125 Harbor Way #7, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 8, 2016. 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. 2016-0000724. Published March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business
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It is the responsibility of the respondent to see that any submittal shall have sufficient time to be received by the Public Works Office prior to the submittal date and time. At that time, proposals will not be opened; there will be only a public acknowledgment of all proposals received. Submittals received after the closing date and time will be returned to the respondent unopened. The receiving time in the Facilities Office will be the governing time for acceptability of the submittal. Submittals will not be accepted by telephone, e-mail or facsimile machine. No less than one (1) Proposal must bear original signatures and figures to be marked “original.” William Hornung, CPM General Services Manager PUBLISHED: March 16, 2016 Montecito Journal
as: AG Builders, 960 Veronica Springs Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Iran Alexis Gonzalez, 960 Veronica Springs Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 8, 2016. 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 Christine Potter. FBN No. 2016-0000715. Published March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tombio, 351 Paseo Nuevo, 2nd Floor, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Christopher Mattson, 8570 Mountain Bell Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95624. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 25, 2016. 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 Noe Solis. FBN No. 2016-0000577. Published March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Servicemaster Restoration & Cleaning by Integrity, 1601 Ives Avenue, Building E, Oxnard, CA 93033. Pacific Building Maintenance, INC., 1601 Ives Avenue, Building E, Oxnard, CA 93033. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 5, 2016. 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 Christine Potter. FBN No. 2016-0000374. Published February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALT LLC, 2062 Alameda Padre Serra #101, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Advanced Life Technologies LLC,
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James is managing editor of the Montecito Journal. He has reviewed movies for 30 years and can be reached via Editor@montecitojournal.net.
A Jazz-Been and Criminal Minds
he upcoming biopic Miles Ahead, which isn’t far down the pike despite its title, showcases late jazz icon Miles Davis in the form of Don Cheadle – who stands before and behind the cameras – with Ewan McGregor and Michael Stuhlbarg, the latter of whom has become one of our most-valuable supporting actors, thanks to recent efforts in Trumbo, Steve Jobs, and Pawn Sacrifice. Mid-April signals the liberation of Criminal, involving a CIA agent and (surprise, surprise) a global terrorist; the testosterone-choked cast of Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, and Gary Oldman hints of strong prospects – but let’s hope unsung director Ariel Vromen doesn’t micro-manage like a prison warden. Until those arrive, I must examine a ludicrous excuse for a comedy and the year’s best mainstream movie:
The Brothers Grimsby’s familial comrades – a foolish soccer hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) and a secret-agent assassin (Mark Strong) – join forces after almost three decades apart, to help prevent a terror attack plotted by a world “health” specialist who isn’t what she appears. All but going to waste are the female peripheral players: Rebel Wilson as the hero’s wife, Isla Fisher (Cohen’s off-screen spouse), and a virtually airbrushed Penelope Cruz as the virus-spreading phony. As always, Cohen wears multiple hats – co-star, co-writer, co-producer, all-around menace to society – and, as usual, he doesn’t know when to limit the lewd and crude depravity. One shameless sequence focusing on mating elephants actually pits both co-stars in the belly of the beast. (There will be no shortage of genitals, orifices, and bodily fluids.) If director Louis Leterrier was striving to trump his Incredible Hulk, he should’ve exerted more authority and damage-control; as it stands, the filmmaker deserves buckets of blame for Grimsby’s grim presentation. Most dispiriting isn’t the fact that normally refined Strong (The Imitation Game) attempted to break out of his conventional mold, but that he stooped so low in doing so.
House of Horrors
Most of the tense, well-crafted 10 Cloverfield Lane takes place in a concrete shelter – specifically the home of a “Doomsday” prepper and Navy veteran personified by John Goodman (in the same foreboding mode he embodied in O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Barton Fink). He claims to have rescued a car-crash victim (credible Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and proceeds to “protect” her from an alleged apocalypse outside – but it’s evident the lady is being held hostage; a similar situation involves their bunker buddy (personable John Gallagher, Jr.) who has one arm in a cast. Director Dan Trachtenberg and his trio of scripters have carved out an eerie pocket of small-town Americana, within a suspense-filled setup that belies its confined space. Most everything is tightly wound and cohesive until the finale, which is “out there” in every sense of the phrase. •MJ 17 – 24 March 2016
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Authors Luncheon in the Books for April
n 2019, CALM will celebrate its 50th anniversary, marking half a century since founder Claire Miles began her work to prevent child abuse in Santa Barbara. But CALM Auxiliary has a pretty big milestone of its own coming up next month. The organization’s support arm has been putting on its Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon since 1987, meaning the event on Saturday, April 2, will be the 30th time the ladies have hosted famous and up-and-coming writers as a fundraiser for CALM. Over the last three decades, the luncheon has brought many famous writers to town, including plenty of celebrities who made their name in other fields before turning to the page to write about their lives. Marcia Clark, Tim Conway, Mariel Hemingway, and Peter Falk are just a few of the big names that have graced the stage to be interviewed in support of CALM’s mission to end the cycle of violence in the home, and treat children and families who have suffered from violence
Frances Schultz is among CALM Auxiliary’s featured authors (photo by Tiffany Evitts)
and abuse. The money goes toward forwarding CALM’s services in interrupting the cycle by working with at-risk mothers even before their babies are born, explained CALM development director Laurie Goodman. “We help them build strong attachments with their babies, and develop good parenting skills, which are both big protective factors for children.” Even though book sales may have fallen through the floor in the Kindle years, the luncheon is still quite pop-
ular – and the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. “When it started out, there were just a couple of hundred people who came,” noted Carolyn Gillio, who with Becky Cohn has co-chaired the event for the last five years, having taken over for founder Sharon Bifano. “We’ve had as many as 825 attend, which was the year Maria Shriver was interviewed. Now, we usually get around 600, a core audience of people who love to read.” CALM’s three featured authors for this year ’s event, which will once again be held at The Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort, are Gregg Hurwitz, Frances Schultz, and Meg Waite Clayton. Andrew Firestone serves as emcee, while Hank Phillippi Ryan, an author who was interviewed at last year’s luncheon, returns to the stage alongside Tom Weitzel to interview the trio. Hurwitz, a New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers, is currently adapting his own latest novel, Orphan X, into a feature film with Bradley Cooper set to star. A dozen more local writers will also be on hand to sign copies of their books and interact with guests in a more informal setting. “To hear these authors speak is the cherry on top of reading their great books,” said Gillio, who has been involved in the luncheon since its founding. “They really entertain the audience. A lot of writers don’t do well in front of audiences, which is
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maybe why they became writers. But everyone we’ve ever had has been very entertaining. That’s what makes the event so special. It’s pure fun.” Book sales and signing begin at 10 am on Saturday, April 2, and lunch will be served at 11:45, with the author interviews slated for an hour later. Tickets cost $150. Call 969-5590 or visit www.calm4kids.org/events/celebri ty-authors-luncheon.
Fork & Cork Moves Forward
Have you heard? The Fork & Cork Classic, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s annual wine-and-dine fundraiser, has both a new date and a new location. Previously held in the early summer, the massive benefit this year will take place on Sunday, April 10, in early spring, to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and before people start heading out of town on vacation, and in advance of many of the area’s other similar events. The 3rd annual Fork & Cork has also decamped from the Montecito Country Club – the setting for Taste of the Town’s similarly sumptuous feast before Foodbank stepped in to create the new classic event when that benefit departed – in favor of the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on the Montecito/Summerland side of Carpinteria. Last year, Fork & Cork raised more than $58,000, with 100 percent of the proceeds staying local in support of Foodbank’s 300 nonprofit partners. Tickets range from $50 (general admission, designated driver) to $145 (day-of VIP admission), and are available on the website www.forkand corkclassic.org, which also lists all the food and wine vendors.
This Week: Audubon Audibles
A Sip, a Stroke, a Songbird, which takes place this Thursday, March 24, at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, is an evening of art and wine... and painting. Guests will enjoy wine from The Brander Vineyard paired with chocolates while an art instructor from The Painted Cabernet – the urban studio with locations in downtown Santa Barbara and Oxnard – offers step-by-step guidance through the creation of your own Audubon masterpiece. But first find your artistic inspiration on a private tour of the museum’s Peggy Maximus Gallery exhibit of Audubon’s songbirds. No painting experience necessary, as all adults (21 and over) will walk away with a finished piece. The $75 tickets include one glass of wine and chocolates. Call 682-4711, ext. 170, or visit www.sbnature.org/education/41. html. •MJ 17 – 24 March 2016
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within our district first, then we worry about neighboring districts,” he said. The Fire District currently responds to about 2,000 calls a year, and has a staff of 33 employees, five of whom are administrative staff members. “We have a good department, but our facilities are inadequate and it’s time to fix that,” Rampton said. The next step: the District will do more public outreach via surveys and meetings to be included in the study, which will be reviewed by the board later this year, when it’s likely a committee to look into the Summerland Station relocation will be formed. For more information, visit www. carpfire.com.
Woman of the Year recipient Vicki Hazard
groups of physicians who have invited her to meetings at all hours of the day and night – and I mean meetings before seven am and going until after nine pm, as the doctors are busy when
most volunteers meet,” Dr. Ransohoff went on. While under Vicki’s leadership, Sansum merged with the Cancer Center, built a new campus, and implemented a new electronic medical record system; all the while Vicki continued her work with the Cancer Foundation, and Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation, which awarded more than $8.5 million in scholarships to 2,900 local students this past year in support of their post-secondary educational pursuits. “The impact of volunteerism in Santa Barbara is really overwhelming!” Vicki says. “Can you imagine
how different our hometown would be if we had to rely solely upon government and private businesses to meet our community’s needs? Where would we turn for the outstanding programs and services that are provided by the hundreds of nonprofit agencies in Santa Barbara and by the thousands of volunteers and philanthropists who give generously of their time and treasure?” Vicki, who hails from Walla Walla, Washington, and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Washington State University and a master’s degree
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Vicki Hazard Named Woman of the Year
Last week Montecito resident Vicki Hazard was named Woman of the Year during the Santa Barbara Foundation’s annual celebration of volunteerism at the Coral Casino. With more than three decades of public service in volunteer leadership roles, Hazard was recognized as giving generously of her time and expertise to numerous local organizations, including Sansum Clinic, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic, the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. “It has been and continues to be a wonderful journey,” Vicki said about her volunteerism. Vicki’s work with Sansum Clinic began in 2004, when after living in Santa Barbara less than a year, she volunteered her spare time to the organization. Three years later, she was asked to be board chair, a position she’s held ever since. “I recall talking to Vicki on the phone in my kitchen one Friday after a meeting and asking her if she would be the board chair,” said Dr. Kurt Ransohoff, president, CEO and medical director of Sansum Clinic, recalling Vicki’s response. “‘Things seem pretty stable at the Clinic and the term will only be two years, so I don’t think it will be too much work,’” he laughed. “That turned out to be a spectacular misrepresentation of the next eight years. Sorry, Vicki,” he said. Dr. Ransohoff explained Vicki’s time as board chair has been anything less than stable, given changes in the American healthcare system and ObamaCare. “Sansum and Cottage Hospital have tried to merge – twice – in the last eight years, including a multi-year dialogue with the Federal Trade Commission. Along the way, Vicki has become one of, if not the, most knowledgeable people in Santa Barbara about models of healthcare delivery. She knows more about some of these things than the people voting on them! She has earned the trust of 17 – 24 March 2016
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in accounting and finance from the American University in Washington, D.C., says it is her life’s work to give back to the social sector and help those less fortunate than she. Throughout her career, she has worked in hospitality, marketing and communications, and accounting. She is married to our MJ associate editor, Bob Hazard, and has five stepchildren. Vicki says she has a support system with great friends, some of whom go walking with her at 5:30 each morning around Montecito. “When Vicki gets home from her volunteer gigs, she can find out what calming issues Bob has been writing about so she can have some rest and shelter from complicated issues,” Dr. Ransohoff jokingly told the audience. “Then Bob likely tells her about his latest article on water policy in Montecito, everything good and bad about left-side freeway onramps, and the Miramar Hotel,” he continued. The Man and Woman of the Year awards are sponsored by the Santa Barbara Foundation. Vicki was nominated for The Woman of the Year Award by colleagues from three organizations: Sansum Clinic, the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation. Ed Birch was the recipient of the Man of the Year Award. He, too, has provided decades of service to many SB organizations, including Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy, UC Santa Barbara Foundation, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, Music Academy of the West, Child Abuse Listening & Mediation, and others. “As I look out over this room, I see the faces of many past recipients of this award, men and women who have made enormous contributions to our community’s betterment. There are literally hundreds of community leaders here today whose public service is also worthy of special rec-
ognition. I am thankful and humbled to join Ed Birch as this year’s spokespersons for volunteerism, but I would really like to share this honor with all of you,” Vicki said in her acceptance speech, adding that she hopes others will be inspired to dedicate their time and skills to the non-profit community.
Earlier this month, Montecito Union School sixth graders held a Student Activism Night on campus, a culmination of a months-long project which included surveying the Montecito community about current topics. “Each student researched a current or controversial issue and created an activist action plan based off their research. Ultimately, students will see they can inspire change in our world both locally and globally,” said Danielle Weill, the students’ teacher. The project entailed the students researching a topic that was important to them, creating questions about their topic, and writing an informational piece about it. A major portion of the project was polling the community to gain broader perspectives and opinions; many students went door to door throughout Montecito to gain answers to the questions that they formulated. The students then analyzed and interpreted the data, and created a website on which to present their findings, in addition to presenting it during the event last week. Various topics included keeping killer whales in captivity, animal testing, mental illness, social media, school uniforms, hover boards, animal poaching, homeschooling, vaccinations, self-driving cars, wildlife protection, Syrian refugees, college athletics, cell phone safety, puppy mills, fossil fuels, and other important issues.
The sixth graders aren’t the only ones taking on important lessons; Mr. Mark D’Alfonso’s fourth-grade class has “adopted” the oldest Pearl Harbor survivor, Ray Chavez, who celebrated his 104th birthday on March 10. Mr. D’Alfonso first heard about Mr. Chavez when his instructional assistant, Sue Thompson, told him about her son, Sean Thompson, who works with Chavez as his personal trainer in San Diego. Being a fan of history and baseball, Mr. D’Alfonso was interested in Chavez’s story because Chavez was a Pearl Harbor and WWII survivor. Amidst the full fourth-grade curriculum schedule, some time was carved out to teach D’Alfonso’s class some history about the Pearl Harbor attack and WWII, Mrs. Thompson told us. The students were also introduced to Chavez on a personal level, via various internet interviews and video clips. In December, D’Alfonso’s class sent Chavez a large hand-made card with signatures and sentiments from the students and some staff members to thank him for his service, as December 7 was the 74th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, which launched the U.S. into WWII. Chavez was invited to Pearl Harbor as an honorary attendee of the commemorative event. He also hopes to attend the 75th commemorative this year, Mrs. Thompson explained. D’Alfonso’s class sent another large handmade card to Chavez for his upcoming birthday. Also, the students have formulated numerous questions to ask Chavez about his life and experiences, in hopes of learning more about him.
Montecito Planning Commission
Next week, Montecito Planning Commission (MPC) will hear from County staff regarding adoption of
a Limited Update to the Montecito Architectural Guidelines and Development Standards, which apply to all new development and redevelopment in the Montecito Community Plan area, including those portions that are located within the Coastal Zone. The MPC will be asked to consider making recommendations to the SB Board of Supervisors regarding adoption of the revised material, which includes a resolution to amend guidelines that address basements, net floor area, and retaining walls, and make other minor corrections and language revisions that do not materially change the existing regulations, and serve only to clarify or correct existing language. “One key change being proposed has to do with floor areas, and incorporating attached accessory structures and basements into floor area guidelines,” said planner Julie Harris, who is overseeing the update. The guidelines are different than zoning regulations, Harris said. Another part of the update includes amending an ordinance related to building heights of hillside development, changing the maximum height from 32 feet to 28 feet. The staff report and other project materials, including the proposed amendments to the Montecito Architectural Guidelines and Development Standards, will be available later this week at www.sbcountyplanning.org. The Montecito Planning Commission hearing begins at 9 am at 123 East Anapamu Street, 1st floor, on Wednesday, March 23. Public input is encouraged, and anyone interested is invited to appear and speak in support of or in opposition to the project. For more information, contact project manager Julie Harris at jharris@ co.santa-barbara.ca.us or (805) 5683543. •MJ
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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING (805) 565-1860 (You can place a classified ad by filling in the coupon at the bottom of this section and mailing it to us: Montecito Journal, 1206 Coast Village Circle, Suite D, Montecito, CA 93108. You can also FAX your ad to us at: (805) 969-6654. We will figure out how much you owe and either call or FAX you back with the amount. You can also e-mail your ad: email@example.com and we will do the same as your FAX).
WANTED! ATTENTION DOG LOVERS! I am looking for volunteers (adults and children) to help with the upcoming test for T.D.I. (Therapy Dogs International). I evaluate and then certify dog/handler teams for entering Cottage Hospital, nursing facilities, schools etc. The test is 3/20. For information firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESTATE SALE INTERIOR DESIGNER DOWNSIZED Lots of one-of-a-kind items ACCESSORIES-FURNITURE-ART Friday by appoint. 206-399-3188-Mary 2645 Todos Santos Lane -- Saturday 9-5 Absolutely No Parking on Todos Santos Lane
POSITION WANTED Live-in position wanted. Lady will do petcare + cooking and laundry for one person. Refs available Santa Barbara native, on time and trustworthy. (805) 636-1247 or (805) 564-1963.
POSITION AVAILABLE CAREGIVER REQUIRED for elderly gentleman. Weekends 9-1 and occasionally extra hours. Assisting showers/dressing etc. Prefer male with pleasant personality and good command of English language. References required. Call (805) 969-4550
NOTARY SERVICES Mobile Notary Public, 24/7, home, office, anything, anywhere. Reasonable fees & travel charges. Call/text Kishan: 805-570-8134.
HEALTH SERVICES Daniel’s Home Health Service 805-390-5283 email@example.com Experienced male certified nurse’s assistant. Provide wide variety of services including; personal care, companionship, muscle manipulation, meal preparation and transportation. Professional care that focuses on the needs of patient. References available.
SPECIAL/PERSONAL SERVICES Need An Assistant? Executive or Personal, reliable, trustworthy, organized. Can do it all for you. Great references. Hourly, PT/FT. Sandra 636-3089
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Kardio with Karen A nationally licensed fitness trainer—I come to you! CPR/AED certified, I’ll help you build the body you want & the lifestyle to support it. Well-equipped with a “gym on wheels”, initial consultation is free. Karen Robiscoe CFT 805 335-7662 www. kardiowithkaren.com
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PIANO LESSONS Santa Barbara Studio of Music seeks children wishing to experience the joy of learning music. (805) 453-3481.
CAREGING SERVICES Experienced caregiver I have taken care of both people with dementia, physically handicapped and the very sick. I am 44 years old, very dedicated and caring; Many Montecito refs and reasonable. 805 453 8972. Caregiver/companion looking for a position, livein/out.15 yrs experience. Background checked. Excellent local references. Call Marge 805-450-8266. FEMALE PRIVATE CAREGIVER; with years of experience in senior care is available for live-in. 805 699-6355
PHYSICAL TRAINING/COACHING PHYSICAL THERAPY Are you afraid of falling? Want to feel more confident walking? Josette Fast, PT- 35 years experience. UCLA trained. House calls 805-722-8035 www. fitnisphysicaltherapy.com
Cimme Eordanidis Realtor, ABR, GREEN Village Properties (805) 722-8480 firstname.lastname@example.org License: 01745878 Ready to begin 2016 on a strong note by buying, selling, or investing in a property? Please call me and let’s get
PIANO LESSONS-Free consultation-My studio or your home. Kyle (805) 910-6887.
Nancy Hussey Realtor ® 805-452-3052 Coldwell Banker Montecito DRE#0138377 -Real Estate Sales & Leasing ServicesNancyHussey.com
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Save your money! Let me organize your shoe box for your CPA to do your taxes. Local References. Sandra 636-3089.
VIDEOS TO DVD TRANSFERS Hurry, before your tapes fade away. Now doing records & cassettes to CD. Only $10 each 969-6500 Scott.
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REVERSE MORTGAGE SERVICES Reverse Mortgage Specialist Conventional & Jumbo 805 565-5750 gnagy@ summitfunding.net No mortgage payments as long as you live in your home! Gayle Nagy NMLS ID #251258 CA BRE ID# 00598690 Summit Funding Inc. 35 W. Micheltorena St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 NMLS ID# 337868 NMLS ID# 3199, An equal housing lender.
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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Awesome bargain at 3,000 ft. 4 storey redwood mountain lodge in Painted Cave Community (93105) has 3 rm apt on bottom floor, 6 view decks, 400 ft stony path garden, P.C. H20 Company water, massive reinf. concrete foundation, only $1M49K. Call owner Josie Hyde 805-679-1406.
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COTTAGE/HOUSE WANTED LANDLORDS LOOK NO FURTHER- Federal judge from DC seeks a house or cottage on large parcel or estate, ocean view and/or proximity to the beach a bonus. I have great personal, business, and property references plus FBI clearance. No smoking, drugs or drama; no pets or children but love both. I respect privacy and enjoy socializing when appropriate. Please contact me at 415.710.1708.
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ESTATE/MOVING SALE SERVICES THE CLEARING HOUSE, LLC Recognized as the Area’s Leading Estate Liquidators – Castles to Cottages Experts in the Santa Barbara Market! Professional, Personalized Services for Moving, Downsizing, and Estate Sales . Complimentary Consultation (805) 708 6113 email: theclearinghouseSB@ cox.net website: theclearinghouseSB.com Estate Moving Sale Service-Efficient-30yrs experience. Elizabeth Langtree 689-0461 or 733-1030.
TUTORING SERVICES PIANO LESSONS Santa Barbara Studio of Music seeks children
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$2,975,000 | 1570 La Vista Del Oceano, Mesa | 3BD/3BA Calcagno & Hamilton | 805.565.4000
$12,500,000 | 3447 Padaro Ln, Carpinteria | 5BD/3½BA Kathleen Winter | 805.451.4663
$15,750,000 | 591 Hi Mountain Rd, Arroyo Grande | 3467± acs (assr) Kerry Mormann | 805.689.3242
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$3,850,000 | 1250 Cliff Dr, Mesa | 8BD/7BA Ken Switzer | 805.680.4622
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$3,500,000 | 4520 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria | 23 acres (assr) Kerry Mormann | 805.689.3242
$3,500,000 | 1211 Harbor Hills Dr, Mesa | 4BD/3BA R. Freed/K. Roche | 805.895.1799/805.705.5334
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