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As MAW celebrates its 70th anniversary, it’s all Steinway all the time, p.6
ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT, P. 23 • MOVIE GUIDE, P. 31 • OPEN HOUSES, P. 45
Coming & Going
MUS goes to Washington, Williamsburg, and Mt. Vernon too; Magic Night reprised, p.13
Four homes over $2.5 million and just under $3 million spotlighted by Mark Hunt, p.19
String of brazen burglaries in Santa Barbara and on Coast Village Road are the acts of “professionals,” suggests Los Arroyos owner Tony Arroyo, whose establishment was also broken into (details on page 12)
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Josette Tkacik shapes up as leader of Zumba class at Carrillo Rec Center, p.35
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE 5 Editorial
Bob Hazard pays tribute to the late Michael Towbes following ceremonies in his honor and details the man’s work and legacy
6 Montecito Miscellany
MAW observes 70th year; Katy Perry and American Idol; Susan St. John’s novel; Downton Abbey; Santa Barbara Revels; Tanya Thicke reflects upon Alan; Scholarship Foundation of SB; “Bugs” at SB Museum of Natural History; Oprah Winfrey talks fulfillment; and Dina Merrill passes away
8 Letters to the Editor
EAT • SIP • SHOP • CONNECT
Bill Hurst chimes in about Sixto Rodriguez; Pearl Garcia-Baker on Michael Towbes; an anonymous reader (Huh?) talks Trump; G. Hebert watching the wheels go ‘round; Christina Allison praises MFB; Martin Rock questions Trump’s hyperbole; David McCalmont on the military; Denice Adams gets down to business; and Sanderson Smith on aging Democrats
10 This Week
MUS School Board; Knit ‘N Needle; poetry club; artist Cynthia James; Mélange: A Group Show; Argentine Tango; Student Horse Show & Tack Sale; prayer retreat; Carp artists; Tai Chi class; Herb Walk & Slideshow; Dr. Steven Gundry at Tecolote; Montecito Moms; tea dance; MA Land Use; summer yoga retreat; Wednesday Retreat Day; free tech class; Creative Spark; last days of school; MBAR meeting; The New Yorker; Spanish group; free music; MFPD prevention chipping slate; and art classes; brain fitness; Story Time; Italian talk; Carp arts; and farmers market
Handy chart to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach
12 Village Beat
More break-ins on Coast Village Road; Oliver’s to open in June; residents at odds with AUDs; traffic delays on Ashley Road; calligraphy classes at Letter Perfect
13 Coming & Going
James Buckley makes note of MUS students venturing to the nation’s capital; for photo opportunities, it’s magic; and the first Distinguished Patriot Award Banquet
14 Seen Around Town
Lynda Millner puts movies and SBIFF in focus, primarily at the Riviera; UCSB with Elizabeth Gilbert; Fork & Cork; and Women’s Fund gives $485K
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19 Real Estate
Montecito boasts new listings for less than $3 million with Welcome mats from Middle to East Valley roads. Mark Hunt crunches the numbers from door to door.
23 Brilliant Thoughts
Gardens Are for Living
Ashleigh Brilliant thinks about his written words and ideas being used or being useful, whether he personally knows his readers
31 Spirituality Matters
Steven Libowitz puts his mind to Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks at the Conscious Networking Event & Expo; Dawa Tarchin Phillips’s jewels course; music medicine at Yoga Soup; Medicinal Herb Walk; NVC Convention; and “Experiencing Awe”
Movie Guide 34 Celebrating History
Hattie Beresford takes a closer look at painter Edwin Deakin’s 21 California Mission watercolors on display at SB Historical Museum
35 Fitness Front
Karen Robiscoe has KC & the Sunshine Band’s “Shake your booty” lyric in mind while shaping up thanks to Josette Tkacik’s Zumba class at Carrillo Rec Center
37 On Entertainment
Steven Libowitz previews The Other Mozart and talks with Sylvia Milo; Dear Elizabeth on Center Stage; Peter Feldmann, The SB Trombone Society, and Moneluv; and SB Music Club’s Scholarship Showcase Recitals
38 Legal Advertising 42 Calendar of Events
Ryan Adams at Granada; StartupSB in Sandbox; it’s magic with David Blaine; Easy Star AllStar; comedienne Ali Wong; Findings Market; Student Horse Show & Tack Sale; Tommy Guerrero; ArtSEE exhibit; and Nuvi Mehta at Ventura museum
45 Open House Directory 46 Classified Advertising 47 Local Business Directory
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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
Michael Towbes, A Memorial
very resident of Montecito needs to click on “Youtube.com” to treat themselves to a replay of the Michal Towbes Memorial Service, held last week at the packed Granada Theatre with an overflow live feed at both the Arlington Theatre and Campbell Hall at UCSB. There have been tributes to Mike posted in every publication since his battle with pancreatic cancer ended on April 13, so why another? Memories remain of M.T. being a successful entrepreneur, a generous humanitarian, and a gentlemen who worked hard to build a better place by giving back to the community where he lived and worked. Forget the buildings – though there were hundreds of them including the Granada Theatre, Lobero Theatre, Cottage Hospital, and community apartments, shopping centers, a bank, affordable homes, commercial offices, and non-profit monuments to public philanthropy. What is more important are the life lessons he left behind.
A Wonderful Life Janet Garufis, president of Montecito Bank and Trust, who has worked with Towbes for the past 13 years, recalled Michael as “Santa Barbara’s own George Bailey,” a reference to the Jimmy Stewart role in Frank Capra’s 1946 award-winning film It’s A Wonderful Life. That’s a perfect tribute to a man of little ego, who quietly and courageously changed not only the landscape of our community, but also the love of place that lies deep within our hearts. Michael Towbes co-founded what is now Montecito Bank & Trust and became its sole shareholder in 1983. It became the largest privately held bank on the Central Coast. When asked why a bank, he answered, “I am not a banker, but I am a very experienced borrower.” His bank became his vehicle for local corporate philanthropy, giving away more than $1.3 million annually to local nonprofits through its Community Dividends program, Anniversary Grants,
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ixto through the Tulips” (On Entertainment, MJ #23/20)? Oh, please. Sixto Rodriguez is nothing short of a living legend, on par with Bob Dylan, and this is the best the Montecito Journal can do in coming up with a title for the article about him? You also endorsed Donald Trump for president. Isn’t it about time you figured out that you need to have your collective heads examined? Bill Hurst Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: We have to admit that although the “Sixto Through The Tulips” headline seemed a bit cryptic at first, we have come to see it as an excellent and clever play on Tiny Tim’s “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” hit crafted by our managing editor James Luksic. – J.B.)
Bad Timing A wonderful article [written by Erin Graffy] on Michael Towbes (“GoodBye, Mike,” MJ #23/20). I truly enjoyed the whole article. However, I find it incredibly distasteful that you put an article in the same issue that the house is being sold at the same time. He hadn’t even had his memorial. Pearl Garcia-Baker Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: Sorry about that; we had actually held up Erin’s piece for
nearly a month, as we planned to print our cover story on Mr. Towbes’s passing a week to 10 days before the memorial at the Granada. Over that time, their home indeed came on the market and our reporter [not Ms Graffy] duly reported the news. – J.B.)
The Joke’s on Them Huh? Peggy Noonan in particular, and The Wall Street Journal in general, can’t get over: A) They kept explaining why Trump was a joke. But we silly, silly voters did not take her wise advice and gave him the nomination. B) When he was nominated, she kept telling him he was doing everything wrong and would never win unless he followed The Wall Street Journal’s advice. But damn it, he won. C) Karl Rove and Ms Noonan have been telling President Trump what to do since inauguration and he has never followed their advice. But it is working fine. Karl told him it is un-presidential to tweet. How else is he going to fight back against the lying media? He has been criticized as a reality-TV president. Huh? Well before Trump, we had become a reality-TV nation [save us, but that
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THURSDAY, JUNE 1 Closing Reception Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art is having its closing reception for artist Cynthia James. Her exhibit, CRYPTO FLORA, explores the field studies of an imaginary botanist, using oil paint on copper. When: 5 to 8 pm; show closes on June 30 Where: 1528 State Street
(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 565-1860) THURSDAY, JUNE 1 MUS School Board Meeting When: 9 am Where: Montecito Union School, 385 San Ysidro Road Info: 969-3249 Knit ‘N Needle Fiber art crafts (knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more) drop-in and meet-up for all ages at Montecito Library. When: 2 to 3 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Poetry Club Each month, discuss the life and work of a different poet; poets selected by group consensus and interest. New members welcome. Today’s poet: Grace Paley. When: 3:30 to 5 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Melange: A Group Show Guest artists Lynn C. Brown, Patricia C. Hinds and Fred Wolf join 10 West artists Karin Aggeler, Chad Avery, Sophie MJ Cooper, Madeline Garrett, Laurie MacMillan, and Marlene Struss. Reception is tonight. Show runs May 25 through June 26. When: 5 to 8 pm Where: 10 West Gallery, 10 West Anapamu Cost: free Info: email@example.com, 770-7711 Argentine Tango Dance Class Argentine Tango is a complex dance: elegant, sensual, passionate, and intricate. Unlike other social dances, Argentine tango does not have a set
syllabus of choreographed sequences to be performed on the dance floor. Instead, partners improvise every step together, allowing each dancer to express their understanding of the dance. When: 7:45 to 8:30 pm Where: Dance Fever Studio, 1046 Coast Village Road Cost: free Info: 941-0407, dancefeverpros@ yahoo.com SATURDAY, JUNE 3 Annual Student Horse Show & Tack Sale Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center will host its 27th Annual Student Horse Show & Tack Sale showcasing riders of all ages and capabilities. The fun-filled day will celebrate the organization’s student riders as they proudly demonstrate their equitation skills before a cheering crowd of supporters, family, and friends. The event is open to spectators free of charge. This year’s affair includes a special salute honoring U.S. Veterans, a therapeutic riding demonstration by Hearts staff, games, a children’s play area, and several equitation and obstacle classes for Hearts’s students to highlight their accomplishments. A Mexican-style lunch will be available for purchase ($10 for adults/$5 for children), and an information tent area for the public will include wine and drinks. The San Marcos High School choir will kick off the show by singing the national anthem. Another highlight of the annual event is the tack sale, which offers gently used, donated items, from saddles, bridles, boots, britches, to blankets at tough-to-beat prices. All funds raised will benefit Hearts’s mission to inspire, strengthen, and motivate people of all ages and
capabilities through equine-assisted activities. When: 9 am to 4 pm Where: 4420 Calle Real in Santa Barbara Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Herb Walk & Slideshow Ojai native plant guide Lanny Centering Prayer Practice Kaufer will join the faculty of the Retreat 25th Annual Health Classic at La Casa A mini-retreat day for Centering De Maria Retreat Center in Montecito. Prayer practice. There will be His program will consist of an Herb meditation walks, journaling, Walk on the neighboring San Ysidro reflection, and prayer practice. Let by Trail followed by a slideshow talk sisters Suzanne Dunn, Jeannette about the edible and medicinal plants Love, and Annette Colbert. to be found in the Santa Barbara Beginners welcome. foothills and mountains. Health When: 9:30 am to 1 pm Classic enrollees can attend any or Where: La Casa de Maria, all of the classes offered over the four 800 El Bosque Road days from June 1-4, including Kaufer’s. Cost: donation By special arrangement, the general Info: 969-5031 public also is invited to attend Kaufer’s presentation for a fee of $25 without Carpinteria Artists Marketplace enrolling in the entire event. Those who The event will be held in the courtyard attend his walk and talk are invited to of the Carpinteria Arts Center. Join in stay for a gourmet vegetarian organic to celebrate the arts through music and lunch for an additional $12. Parking is handcrafted art pieces for sale by local free for all participants. artists. When: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm When: 10 am to 4 pm Where: 800 El Bosque Road Where: 855 Linden Avenue Registration & Information: (805) 898Info: www.carpinteriaartscenter.org 0089 or email email@example.com. The website is www.healthclassics. Tai Chi Class com. Master Yun Chao Zhang will teach a six-week introductory class in Wu Book Signing at Tecolote Style Tai Chi and Qi Gong. The class Steven R. Gundry, M.D., will will cover basic postures, movements, sign The Plant Paradox, a look at the and breathing. The emphasis will hidden compound in “healthy” foods be on developing Qi to promote such as fruit, vegetables, and whole health. Master Yun has been studying grains that are causing us to gain traditional Chinese Martial Arts for 40- weight and develop chronic disease. plus years. When: 3:30 to 5 pm When: 6-week course begins Saturday, Where: Tecolote Book Shop, June 3, at 10 am 1470 E. Valley Road Where: Simpatico Pilates, Info: 969-4977
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Montecito Moms at Dargan’s Local all-women rock band Midnight MYNX will be mynxing it up at Dargan’s with their eclectic mix of new and old covers and originals. When: 8 pm Where: 18 E. Ortega Street SUNDAY, JUNE 4 Tea Dance The City of Santa Barbara donates use of the ballroom and volunteers provide music and refreshments for this ongoing, free dance event. Ballroom 1 – 8 June 2017
dance music including the Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Fox Trot, Quick Step, and rhythm dances such as the Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Mambo, and Bolero are played, among other dance music. Participants can hone their dancing skills or learn new dance techniques. The Santa Barbara Ballroom Tea Dance is held on the first Sunday of every month at the Carrillo Rec Center. No partner necessary, but if you can find one bring him or her along! When: 2 to 5 pm Where: 100 E. Carrillo Street Info: 897-2519 Cost: free TUESDAY, JUNE 6 Montecito Association Land Use Committee The Montecito Association is committed to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the semi-rural residential character of Montecito; today the Land Use Committee meets to discuss upcoming projects. When: 4 pm Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road The Healing Power Within: A Three-Day Summer Yoga Retreat Through sessions of yoga, interwoven with meditation, and time in nature, you will connect to the rejuvenating power within to self-heal, transform, and be fully present in the world. As the Yang energy of the summer sun brings us light, heat, and intensity, we can cultivate that same power within to support us in our lives and to become healing agents on behalf of our world. Come share in a community experience of daily practice, food, and reintegration of body, mind, and spirit. Led by Taran Collis, a certified Viniyoga and Capacitar instructor, who specializes in adaptations for all levels. When: tonight at 7, through Friday at noon Where: 800 El Bosque Road Cost: $565 single/$465 double/$365 commuter Info/RSVP: www.lacasademaria.org WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 Wednesday Retreat Day What does wise, mature trust in a higher power look like? This retreat day focuses on the origins of trust in family and religion. Led by David Richo, Ph.D., a psychotherapist, well-known author, and teacher who combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work. When: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Where: 800 El Bosque Road Cost: donation requested; lunch available for $14 1 – 8 June 2017
Info: www.lacasademaria.org Free Tech Class at Montecito Library iPads and iPhones are versatile devices capable of countless useful functions, but many of these remain a mystery to their owners. The Montecito branch of the Santa Barbara Public Library System will be offering free workshops demonstrating various tips and tricks to help users get more from their Apple mobile devices. Everyone is invited to bring along his or her iPad and iPhone along with any questions. Users of all levels are welcome. When: 1 to 2 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: (805) 969-5063 The Creative Spark Learn to make an instant book from a single piece of paper! Supplies are provided. Pre-registration is requested. When: 3:30 to 4:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: (805) 969-5063 THURSDAY, JUNE 8 Last Day of School Laguna Blanca Lower School and Cold Spring School students say goodbye for summer. MBAR Meeting Montecito Board of Architectural Review seeks to ensure that new projects are harmonious with the unique physical characteristics and character of Montecito. When: 1 pm Where: County Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 E. Anapamu Knit ‘N Needle Fiber art crafts (knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more) drop-in and meet-up for all ages at Montecito Library. When: 2 to 3 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Discussion Group A group gathers to discuss The New Yorker. When: 7:30 to 8:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road FRIDAY, JUNE 9 Last Day of School Montecito Union School celebrates the end of the school year. Spanish Conversation Group at the Montecito Library The Montecito Library hosts a Spanish
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n the early morning hours of May 26, Los Arroyos on Coast Village Road was the latest victim of a string of retail burglaries throughout Montecito and Santa Barbara. Gaining access by breaking through the glass door, thieves stole the restaurant’s
safe, which was bolted down to the bathroom floor and contained roughly $7,000. They also went back to steal some high-end bottles of tequila. “These guys are professionals,” said Tony Arroyo, owner of the popular eatery, which has called Coast Village
Road home for the last 13 years. The burglary occurred just hours after a similar one on State Street, where what is believed to be the same thieves broke through the door of the Sprint store with a slingshot and stole cell phones and other merchandise, totaling roughly $7,500. Earlier in the week, Harry’s Plaza Café and Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro in Loreto Plaza were hit, along with Blenders in the Grass on the Mesa. The Loreto Plaza burglaries are also believed to have been done by the Los Arroyos thieves. Last month, more Coast Village Road businesses were burglarized by a group of young adults, including several stores in Montecito Country Mart and Coast Village Plaza, and late last year consignment store Sepi on the 1200-block of CVR was targeted, with thieves stealing high-end merchandise and taking the store’s safe, all in a matter of minutes. According to Arroyo, his surveillance footage shows the thieves pulled up to the restaurant around 4:40 in the morning, and by 4:49, they were gone. “Their license plate was taped over, but we know the vehicle, and we know it was three or four men,” Arroyo said. One of the men resembled the suspect in the Sprint burglary, and Arroyo said that man had been seen the previous
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MUS fifth-graders brought along reading material for the class visit to president George Washington’s house at Mt. Vernon
ach year for the past 25 years or so, MUS fifth-graders descend upon Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg, Virginia, for an annual school trip. This year was no different, other than not only did U.S. representative (24th District) Democrat Salud Carbajal help facilitate the class’s itinerary, but Republican Congressman from Ohio’s 15th District Steve Stivers
accepted the fifth-graders’ suggestions for new legislation that, according to fifth-grade MUS student Tricia Pennestri, who supplied us with the accompanying photos and information, included: Kids should be able to drive at 10; No declawing cats;
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and Susan and Craig McCaw coming in with $250,000 – and the list of donors goes on. There are still many naming opportunities. I was here for the first film festival, and over the past 30 years it has become one of the leading celebrations in the United States. Executive director Roger Durling says, “Making the Riviera Theatre our home is a major turning point for SBIFF. Ultimately, it will grow our stature and importance culturally, not just in the city, but on a national and international level as well.” The Riviera Project board of directors task force are Weinman and chair Eric Phillips. They took me on a walk, The Riviera with all the seats removed for remodeling
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explaining that the Cinema Society will still meet there but the theater will also showcase films that are open to the general public. There will be new and diverse year-round programs and events. The project will also preserve an important historic landmark. The theater was originally an auditorium designed by Alfred Eicher in 1926 as part of the UCSB’s Mesa Campus. As Lynda said, “Santa Barbara has never had a 24/7 community center focused on the art of film.” According to Steven Spielberg, “There is no substitute for going to the movies. There is nothing like it.” For more information, call (805) 963-0023.
UCSB Arts and Lectures brought us yet another sold-out program at the Granada with the appearance of author Elizabeth Gilbert in conversation with Pico lyer. Elizabeth is noted for her mega-best-selling memoir, Eat, Pray, Love. Pico has studied at Eton, Oxford University, and Harvard and written many books. His bio is long. He lives both here and in Japan with his wife, Hiroko. Their home in Santa Barbara burned down in a 1990 wildfire. I loved what he has since said about home, “For more and more of us, home has really less to do with a piece of soil than you could say, with a piece of soul.” He was there to interview Elizabeth. Before the Granada appearance, the Producers Circle met at the gorgeous home of Loren Booth on Fernald Point for cocktails, conversation, and a small Q&A with Elizabeth and Pico. Loren told us, “I’m happy to share this piece of paradise with you.” Miller McCune executive director Celesta Billeci especially thanked the sponsors Christine and William Fletcher and Gretchen Lieff with support from the Beth Chamberlin Endowment for Cultural Understanding and Community Partner the Orfalea family. Elizabeth commented on her latest book, Big Magic: “It was a long time coming, because I didn’t want to seem crazy (it’s mystical). Now at my age, I don’t care.” When quizzed on her writing habits she replied, “I do tons of research, so I don’t write all the time.” Regarding meditation, she thinks it’s terribly boring and she’s not good at it. Pico joined in by saying, “I never meditated in my life.” Elizabeth has no children, so thinks she’s not a good advisor but did offer, “You can’t make children into something. You can only show them by what you do and the way you live.” I would say creativity is Elizabeth’s life song. She wants us all to create not just those who think they are artis-
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EDITORIAL (Continued from page 5) and nonprofit sponsorships in the arts, youth and education, social welfare, and medical and health services. His other vehicle for giving was The Towbes Foundation, founded by he and his late wife Gail in 1980.
Towbes Group, and then again at Montecito Bank & Trust – plus a host of others to advance the causes of local healthcare, the performing arts community, education, and social services.
The Importance of Integrity
The Power of Partnership
Michael’s core value was his integrity, which to him meant doing the right thing, even when no one was watching. Yes, he worked hard. Yes, he had the vision to see things not as they are, but as how they might be. Yes, when Mike spoke, everybody listened. But there was more – much more. My own father, who died in 1991, left me a quote from his graduation from Dartmouth College in 1929. It has been posted and framed in my office for the last 62 years: “Industry, ability, and Integrity – these three – and the greatest of these is integrity.” I know of no other man in Montecito who personified these core values better than Michael Towbes.
Among the most important lessons in life are the partners one chooses. Michael Towbes had a knack for choosing good partners. His first wife, Gail Aronson, whom he married in 1954, was the mother of his two children, Lianne and Carrie. While Michael struggled to climb the ladder of success, Gail focused on raising the children with the values Mike held dear. In his early days of building apartments, times were tough. According to his daughter Lianne, Michael would drive around at night collecting the sacks of nickels, dimes, and sometimes slugs from the apartment washing machines and dryers, sorting through them to produce coin rolls that could be converted to dinner that night. After a 20-year battle with multiple sclerosis, Gail died in 1996. Nine years later, Michael found his second soulmate in Anne Smith through their mutual involvement in the Lobero Theatre. They married at Lotusland in 2005, following the death of her husband Bob Smith, owner of television station KEYTTV Channel 3, radio station KEYT-AM, and Santa Barbara magazine, in 2003. Anne and Michael shared a love of philanthropy, tennis, theater, music, dance, creative arts, and travel. He called her his “child bride”; she called him her “silver fox.” She remembers him as a kind, loving, supportive man, respectful of her opinions, and always wanting to hold her hand. At Mike’s Memorial Celebration, Anne sang the song, “What Matters Most is that We Loved at All.” It was hard to restrain the tears. Michael’s list of community and business partners is a “Who’s Who” in Santa Barbara. His circle of partners included the late Eli Luria, a fellow real estate developer whose philanthropy and volunteer work transformed City College and our own Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Together, they formed Luria-Towbes Company in the late ‘50s into the early ‘60s. It was Eli Luria who cautioned Santa Barbara Planning & Development officials that “Even God would have a hard time creating the Universe, if he had to go through the Santa Barbara Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.”
Critical Thinking Skills Michael Towbes had a sharp mind. He graduated from Princeton five years ahead of me in 1951 with Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. His engineering training at Princeton and later at MIT created a penchant for addressing problems with as little chit-chat as possible, with a preference for the engineering disciplines of repeated hard work and keen analysis of facts and data to find the optimum path to success, all the while engaged in responsible philanthropy. I only met and worked with Mike on a couple dozen occasions, but it only takes one encounter to recognize his intellect and his powers of persuasion. He made you feel like a friend. A conversation with Mike was like getting a Ph.D. in efficiency. He strived to be the best, and expected the same from you.
Teamwork Matters At one time or another, most of us have been part of a great “team” – a group of people who functioned together in an extraordinary way. Teammates trust one another. They complement one another’s strengths and they compensate for weaknesses. Whether in sports, in business, or in families, great teams, with the right coach, produce extraordinary results. Some who have experienced the power of proper teamwork search for it the rest of their lives. Michael Towbes was famous for creating remarkable teams, first at The
Multiple Boards, Multiple Commitments Additional partners of Michael Towbes included Peter MacDougall, president emeritus of Santa Barbara City College and campaign chair for Cottage Health System, which raised $110 million for the hospital rebuild; fellow businessman Peter Jordano; his friend Palmer Jackson, with whom he debated with respect and admiration; Sage Publications founder Sara Miller-McCune and Leslie Ridley-Tree, with whom he partnered at UCSB Arts & Letters and the renovation, restoration, and reopening of the Granada Theatre; Charlie Munger, with whom he helped fund a Residence Hall at UCSB; and Cottage Health CEO Ron Werft, and the Cottage Health Board, on which he served for 27 years. Mike formed other partnerships in nonprofit board service with the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, the Santa Barbara Foundation, Montecito Union School, Laguna Blanca School, UCSB Foundation, Housing Trust Fund of Santa Barbara, UCSB Economic Forecast Project, Foundation for Santa Barbara City College, Lotusland, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and as a founding member of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. All told, Michael Towbes served on the boards of at least 33 local non-profit organizations.
Attention to Detail Mike’s daughter Carrie said her father taught her four things: “Work hard. Plan ahead. Do the right thing. Give back.” Mike would be pleased that she summed up his life in just 10 words. His work was his passion. For Michael, no job was too little or too unimportant. He was famous for always carrying two pens: a blue one for regular work and a red one for editing mounds of paperwork, including corrections in grammar and punctuation. He was a stickler for getting it right.
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The Message of His Legacy Ron Werft summed up the life of Michael Towbes, a man who made Santa Barbara his home for half a century, with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “To laugh often and much. To win the respect of intelligent people... To earn the appreciation of honest critics... to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better... To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” All who were privileged to work or live with Michael Towbes saw him as a man of gratitude and grace. The way to celebrate his life is to get out there, give back, and act responsibly. •MJ
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day riding his bicycle up and down Coast Village Road wearing the same dark-blue hoodie. “He was definitely casing our place,” Arroyo said. “They knew exactly where the safe was and were able to unbolt it and remove it in less than ten minutes.” Over the weekend, receipts and checks that were in the safe were found in Long Beach. “The police are getting closer to them, and believe they are from out of town,” Arroyo said. “Coast Village Road is an easy target because it is so close to the freeway. By the time we are on the way, the burglars are long gone,” said detective April DeBlauw with the Santa Barbara Police Department. “More than anything, I am relieved that my staff, who arrived at 5 am, just ten minutes following the burglary, are safe and unharmed,” Arroyo said. “I hope other business owners are vigilant and recommend they install alarm systems. We need to support the community here on Coast Village Road, and look out for each other,” he added. Detectives continue to study surveillance footage from CVR businesses to investigate the incidents. If you have any information, contact DeBlauw at 897-2327.
Oliver’s to Open in June
Peabody’s, is close to opening, according to project reps. “They’re aiming for two weeks, and I think it’s a realistic target,” said Danny Copus, whose family owns the building and the nearby hotel, on the corner of Coast Village Road and Middle Road. Signage on the restaurant was erected late last week, a hopeful sign that the opening is imminent. Peabody’s, a family-friendly bar and restaurant known for its local patronage, closed its doors suddenly in May 2012, when Craig McCaw took over the lease to open a new restaurant. In the past five years, the project to upgrade the building has endured countless delays at the City level, with issues ranging from ADA accessibility, drainage issues, parking, and more. The new eatery is being managed and operated by Matthew Kenney Cuisine, which promises an entirely plant-based menu with a focus on local produce and products. The management group owns and manages restaurants and cooking academies in various domestic and international locations, including Venice, California; Belfast, Maine; Miami, Florida; London, Mexico, and Hua Hin, Thailand. “Oliver’s will be a little more smart, casual, relatively high-end, but still approachable, with a sense of fun and whimsy,” Matthew Kenney has said.
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$120,000 electric piano. “Just seven years ago, half of our pianos were not considered good enough to perform on, so to segue to fifty five Steinway grands now is quite something,” enthused president Scott Reed. His thoughts were echoed by Steinway executive Gavin English, who said the academy was “at a whole new level.” “Very few institutions can lay claim to having so many grands from our company. It is an unparalleled sign of excellence.” To mark the glittering occasion two of the world’s top pianists – Beijingborn Yuja Wang, who recently performed at the Granada in a UCSB Art & Lectures concert, and Grammynominated French keyboardist JeanYves Thibaudet, another frequent visitor to our Eden by the Beach – showed off their abundant skills with a dazzling display of dexterity in dual performances on a new Hamburg con-
cert grand and on separate side-byside grands with works by Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Brahms, Milhaud, and Lutoslawski. Wang wore an extremely short oh-so tight dress with vertiginous heels for the occasion, while Thibaudet, artist-in-residence with the Orchestre National de France, was equally stylish with a gold-bar lapelled tux jacket and Christian Louboutin shoes, almost as dazzling as his performance. Two of the academy’s major donors, Seymour and Shirley Lehrer were honored with the Key to Success awards for their “vision, leadership, and generous investments.” Among the guests celebrating the all-too grand occasion, quaffing the wine and champagne, while noshing on the horseradish crusted Atlantic salmon and filet mignon with béarnaise from Seasons Catering, were David and Sharon Bradford, Margaret
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Newer Listings Less Than $3 Million
here are quite a few newer listings in the prime under-$3,000,000 range, offering good locations, upside potential, and/or move-right-in options. This is the hot price range in Montecito, and there seem to be more new listings in this price range than any other at the moment. While the top end (more than $10M) has seen fewer sales this past year (with many properties to choose from), this under-$3M market has been moving and represents roughly the average price range for sales in the area. This mid-to-higher $2-million gamut tends to offer everything from fixers on an acre to done home on smaller lots or larger homes with upside potential. The following properties are newer to the market in the past month and all offer something valuable, such as single-level living, large square footage for the price, prime location, or a pool and guest cabana, and more. 132 Middle Road: $2,675,000 Prime location and ocean peek from master suite. This home is just steps from Coast Village Road on a nearly halfacre lot. The Spanish-style home offers Montecito living, with access via a shared driveway and plenty of off-street parking for guests. The home is not visible to the street and is adjacent to a significant con-
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LETTERS (Continued from page 8) is the case]. He was the first to understand and grab the opportunity. It is a repeat of Kennedy versus Nixon. Kennedy thought the TV debate was crucial and prepared endlessly. Nixon thought it was incidental and turned up with a five o’clock shadow. It gets worse, President Trump had a real re-set with Saudi Arabia. What a gesture! Unlike Hillary, Mr. Trump’s wife and daughter appeared with their heads bare and the president had the impertinence to tell them to their faces they had to do something about militant Islam. How dare he be so undiplomatic as to tell the truth? You think the women throughout the Middle East did not notice? One of the most bizarre aspects of the contemporary left is they tell us we
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Through the years, while walking daily here in Montecito, one notices that the volume of automobiles seen has really increased. They all seem to be different and excellent. There is no design repetition. It is truly interesting to see the complexity of the manufacture, foreign and domestic. It makes me wonder if Santa Barbara or Montecito might be a terrific locality for a unique wheel museum: a worldclass history of wheels. This museum of wheels would have an advantage because they could be displayed high and low and could not be damaged. A name would be simply “Wheels of the World.” On another note, when we are driv-
ing or walking, usually in the morning, we see the huge beige-colored trucks of various types that are owned and operated by MarBorg Industries. Until fairly recently, I had never actually seen the commercial vehicle that collects waste, in action. Amazing! The MarBorg truck raised the full container high up, and then the operator pushed the button. Terrific to see a longtime, local American creative business that works excellently every day and employs many and keeps our community in “ship shape” in many different ways. How truly appreciative we are. G. Hebert Montecito
A Hunk’a, Hunk’a Love Do we know how fortunate we are to have the services of the Montecito Fire Brigade? These are the men (and women) who run toward danger when the rest of us are running away as fast as we can. They are worth every penny we pay them, and more. I got myself into a spot of trouble recently. Friends called the fire department and they rode to the rescue. I cracked my doctor up when, to my report of my adventure, I added “and they were hunks!” My eternal thanks to my hunky rescuers; see you at the next pancake breakfast. Christina Allison Montecito
Crazy is as Crazy Does Who knew that our president knew more about so many things than anyone? Some direct quotes: “I think nobody knows more about taxes than I do, maybe in the history of the world.” “Nobody knows banking better than I do.” “Nobody in the history of this country has ever known so much about infrastructure as Donald Trump.” “Nobody knows more about trade than me.” “Nobody knows more about debt than I do.” “I know more about the Iran deal than anyone.” “In a short period of time, I understood everything there was to know about health care.” These declarations are often followed with “Believe me!” and “You know that,” or “Everybody knows that,” and “Everybody thinks so.” Who talks like this? Con men do. Narcissists and egomaniacs too. They also tend to describe everything they do with superlatives, such as the “greatest, largest, tremendous, amazing,” et cetera. With such profusion that they render their statements meaningless hyperbole. If you had a relative, friend, or neighbor who continually told you that they knew more about (fill in
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subject) than anyone, what would you tell them? You’re crazy; get thee to a psychiatrist; take your meds; don’t go out in public. Or would you say, “You should have the nuclear launch codes”? Martin Rock Montecito (Editor’s note: Okay, we’ll admit, our president leans on hyperbole a little too much. It is, in fact, annoying. But, he makes good points with each of those quotes you cite: On banking, he certainly knows more about it than the two political architects of the convoluted DoddFrank Financial Regulatory Reform Bill; his companies have gone through bankruptcies a number of time, giving him the edge on any of his contemporaries in the political arena; infrastructure: I’ll trust Donald Trump on this; trade, perhaps; debt: the brilliant minds in our Congress and all past presidents have laden us and future generations with more debt than any country in history, ever; Iran: I don’t know what he knows about Iran, but I believe Obama knows even less, after passing on some $1.7 billion in cold hard cash to the mullahs, along with releasing some $150 billion more to them in exchange for...?; health care: there is nothing in the current situation that causes me to think anyone in Congress knows anything at all about health care, except for those with a medical degree. Which leaves me to believe that President Trump probably does already know “everything there was to know about health care.” – J.B.)
American Salvation Until this morning (Saturday, 27 May), as I witnessed President Trump on CNN at a McDonald’s giving a “victory-lap” speech to American Navy personnel at a U.S. Naval Station in Italy, I did not know Sicily was ground zero for Italy’s turn to host the “G-7 Summit” (G-8 until they kicked Putin out). Of course, then, that was why The Donald was addressing sailors in Sicily. Sicily? Wouldn’t that be as if America hosted the “G-7 Summit” in Birmingham, Alabama? Come to think of it, Sicily obviously must have some pretty classy environs (it’s come a long way, baby, since the fictional days of The Godfather), or Italy wouldn’t have chosen it to show off a portion of its country not as well-known as, perhaps, Milan or Florence. Same with Birmingham, I guess. There’s much more to Italy than the sophisticated northern part, just as there’s a whole lot more to the U.S. than Santa Monica and Martha’s Vineyard. Trump’s speeches are not polished, but they are saturated with soul, and they connect with the average
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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 email@example.com or visit www.ashleighbrilliant.com
ne of the parts I remember most vividly from Lust for Life, the film about Vincent Van Gogh, is not connected with his painting, but occurs earlier, when he Is trying to begin a career as an evangelical missionary. Appearing before a group of men charged with making the selection, Van Gogh (as played by Kirk Douglas) pleads with them: “USE ME! USE ME!” Perhaps those impassioned words impressed me so much because I have so often had the same desire – a frustrated feeling of wanting to be useful, in a world which doesn’t particularly seem to need me. If you know me or my work, I can hear you offering me this kind of consolation: “But Ashleigh, your creations, your thoughts, and ideas – all your writings – are being used and valued all over the world every day. You are helping probably thousands of people you don’t even know.” My answer: that’s just the point. I don’t know them. There’s no personal relationship. Besides, all those creations are part of my past – some of them made many years ago. I want to feel useful now – just the way poor Van Gogh did. The times I feel most useful tend to be those when I’m helping somebody on a one-to-one basis, using my own particular skills (which are mainly doing things with words, and a little with drawings). I like sitting down with somebody at a computer and helping them to write what for them would be a difficult letter. Of course, it’s good to be paid, when that person is really satisfied with what we’ve done together – but money is hardly the main objective for me. It’s my own sense of satisfaction at having been tangibly useful. You might think that people would be crowding up to my door, fighting one another for a chance to take advantage of this service (which I have advertised modestly from time to time). But truly, though I have seen in India professional letter-writers sitting in the streets, plying their craft with their precious old typewriters, in our society today, there no longer seems to be a great need for such assistance. Computers and other intelligent devices are making it increasingly easy for even the semi-literate to express themselves. Incredible as it still seems to those of us with pre-com1 – 8 June 2017
puter memories, these machines even correct our spelling! Who knows how much longer it may be before they are writing poetry and fiction of a quality indistinguishable from the old-fashioned kind? But I have at least tried to make the most of my uselessness by writing about it, in epigrams such as these:
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How can I go on strike if nobody ever needs my services? If you have no use for me, couldn’t you create one? Don’t feel totally useless – even a crippled finger can still point the way.
Computers are making it easy for the semi-literate to express themselves But even just being “used” can often carry unhappy connotations. That, no doubt, is why sellers of cars and other items, who could once describe their merchandise as “used” without any stigma, now often prefer the term “pre-owned.” But the alternative euphemism, of “second-hand,” has come to sound almost worse than “used” – perhaps thanks partly to Barbra Streisand’s Funny Girl popularization of the song “Second Hand Rose.” This hits a personal nerve, because my mother’s entire family in Toronto developed around what I only learned, when my sister and I were taken there as young children, was called the “Second Hand Business.” And indeed, they had a whole string of second-hand stores along Queen Street West – a part of that city that has since been completely redeveloped. One thing that troubles me is how much more frequently these days we hear about abuse than about plain, old simple use. I need hardly remind you of all the stories, in constant circulation, about Drug Abuse, Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Self-Abuse (the time-honored way of characterizing masturbation) Animal Abuse, and the catch-all categories of physical, emotional, and psychological abuse. So, perhaps we should be glad that it’s only the people termed “masochists” who are likely to go around crying “ABUSE ME! ABUSE ME!” •MJ
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The top ranking Sotheby’s International Realty agents in attendance for the May 22-24, 2017 forum include: CALIFORNIA - Neill Bassi, K. Ann Brizolis, Michael Dreyfus, Jeff Hamilton, Latife Hayson, Gregg Lynn, Shen Shulz, Ron Brand and Suzanne Perkins; COLORADO: Josh Behr, Bill Fandel, Josh McKinley, Tye Stockton, Chris Klug and Mark Haldeman; CONNECTICUT - Shelly Tretter Lynch; FLORIDA - Dennis Carvajal, Cris Condon, Blake Morar, Todd Peter, and Jorge Uribe; GEORGIA - Jere Metcalf; HAWAII - Dodie MacArthur, Mary Worrall and Ivette Gutarra; ILLINOIS - Tim Salm; MASSACHUSETTS - Machael Carucci, Beth Dickerson and Lauren Holleran; NEVADA - Lexi Cerretti; NEW MEXICO - Tim Van Camp; NEW YORK - Jeremy Stein, Nikki Field and Liz Bentley; TEXAS - Becky Frey, J Kuper, Bernie Uechtritz, Kumara Wilcoxon and John Zimmerman; WASHINGTON - Becky Gray, Moira Holley and Stacy Jones; WASHINGTON, D.C. - Michael Rankin.
anta Barbara, California – The Belmond El Encanto Hotel was home this past weekend for 45 of the top Sotheby’s International Realty agents from across the U.S. who gathered here for the Market Leaders’ Forum, a two-day event focused on best practices, collaboration and strategic growth within the global real estate space.
fornia, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas, Washington, and Washington, D.C.
currently oﬀered at $29 million. After sunset, the group transitioned by coach to a fabulous dinner under the stars at The Stonehouse Restaurant’s Wine Cellar Terrace, set within the magical The dynamic symposium was grounds of San Ysidro Ranch. moderated by Liz Bentley, President of Liz Bentley Associates, The Forum’s ﬁnal day concluda nationally recognized performance consultant and coach.
The intensive meetings and networking events were co-hosted by Montecito’s own, Suzanne Perkins and Bill Fandel of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty, and proved the perfect opportunity to showcase the beauty, history and culture of the Santa Barbara and Montecito Coast.
The two-day retreat began with an intimate cocktail reception and opening night dinner on the Channel Islands Terrace on the top ﬂoor of the El Encanto Hotel.
The following day, a full agenda of meetings and breakout sessions concluded with a reception and estate tour at one of Suzanne Those in attendance represented Perkins’ exceptional listings loluxury markets throughout Cali- cated at 815 Cima Del Mundo,
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ed with a private estate tour of the historic Villa Santa Barbara, owned by beloved television host, bestselling author, and Emmy–winning actress, Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Australian-American actress Portia de Rossi. The exquisite estate is listed by Perkins for $45 million.
Jeremy Stein, Manhattan; Neil Bassi, San Francisco; Chris Klug, Aspen; Jorge Uribe, Miami; Lauren Holleran, Boston; Tim Salm, Chicago; Todd Peter, Palm Beach, and Stacy Jones, Seattle attending the reception at 815 Cima Del Mundo in Montecito.
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J Kuper, San Antonio/Austin, TX, and Suzanne Perkins.
The welcome reception at the Belmond El Encanto Hotel. (Photography by Eric Foote, Elevated Horizon)
Liz Bentley moderates the symposium at The El Encanto.
Liz Bentley, Manhattan and Shelly Tretter Lynch, Greenwhich, CT, at The El Encanto.
Becky Frey, Dallas; Tye Stockton, Vail; Latife Hatson, Napa Valley; Michael Dreyfus, Silicon Valley; and Josh McKinley, Denver at The El Encanto.
Dennis Carvajal, Miami; Nikki Field, Manhattan; and K. Ann Brizolis, Rancho Santa Fe at Cima Del Mundo.
Market leaders transition to the magical grounds of the San Ysidro Ranch for dinner.
Suzanne Perkins, of Sotheby’s International Realty in Montecito, and Bill Fandel, of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty, co-hosted the Market Leader’s Forum with top Sotheby’s agents from around the country.
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Back Row (L-R): Chris Klug, Aspen; Josh McKinley, Denver; Josh Behr, Denver; Gregg Lynn, San Francisco; Shen Shulz, Malibu. Front Row: Michael Rankin, Washington, D.C.; Lauren Holleran, Boston; Nikki Field, Manhattan; Suzanne Perkins, Montecito; Dennis Carvajal, Miami; Shelly Trotter, Greenwich; and Tim Van Camp, Santa Fe, all gathered for the sunset cocktail reception at 815 Cima Del Mundo in Montecito.
LETTERS (Continued from page 22) listener who loves America and is proud of its legacy as protector and torchbearer for freedom-loving civilized nations. Seldom am I moved to goosebumps while reading a closed-captioned speech. Who are these people who can type out a speaker’s words in seconds? Okay, so they mangle some words here ‘n’ there, and miss a phrase or sentence occasionally. But when Donald Trump got to the end of his speech, and recited the legend of the American soldier who saved the element of surprise of the Allies’ first landing on European soil by keeping a boat-full of munitions from exploding sky-high in pre-dawn darkness, the closed captioning was almost perfect and it moved me to drop a few tears on my hotcakes and sausage. The soldier was 23 years old in July 1943. More than likely, he was a veteran of Patton ‘n’ Montgomery’s trek across North Africa, a sevenmonth-long grueling campaign that ended in May 1943. Should the Allies attack the underbelly of Europe through Italy, or bolster the massive invasion forces building up in Britain? Operation Mincemeat was a diversionary plan to fool the Axis Powers into thinking the Allies would invade through Sardinia and Corsica. But the real invasion was Operation Husky in southern Sicily on July 10. The first goal was to topple Benito Mussolini from power and ultimately get the Italian military forces to fight against Hitler. Mussolini was arrested in the waning days of the Sicilian campaign, but General Patton messed up and permitted the German troops to evacuate the island without capture or further casualties. Our hero mentioned above fought valiantly for seven months through Africa and most likely for 11 months up the Italian peninsula before the Allied landing at Normandy. The Allies, led by U.S. forces, trounced the evil German government and military juggernaut; that’s why the U.S. has Army, Navy, and Air Force bases scattered across western and southern Europe, so these nations all allied now with America and dedicated to liberal democratic government and beholden to Western cultural values can find no future pretense to stray into totalitarianism and drag the world again through the mire of death and destruction. We had no military bases in Europe before 1945. Now, an American president visiting Europe is never far from a U.S. base from which he can address American troops. The Greatest Generation is disappearing. Our hero of the Sicilian invasion would be 97 years old, were he still alive. Just as we must reach and stretch
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to keep the remembrance of the Holocaust alive for future generations, we must just as strenuously aim to keep the flame of valor lit indefinitely for all to know why the world is as good as it is, and who it was who paid the price so we can live in a world free of Nazism, Communism (mostly), and Fascism. Now it’s up to this generation, and the next, to display the same heroic resolve to eradicate Islamic terrorism from the face of the Earth. May God be with us, as He was with us 74 years ago. David S. McCalmont Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: And, we thank you for your heartfelt Memorial Day editorial. – J.B.)
More Bad Timing Is now the time to pass The Montecito Planning Advisory Commission’s Short-Term Rental (STR) Ordinance, or any new ordinance, with SB County’s mega budget shortfalls, along with the unknown effects of the abolishment of residential zoning occupancy categories resulting from the recent CA-mandated ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) and AUDs (increased Average Unit Densities)? The board will vote on Tuesday, June 6. Private property rights, and the adequacy of public services such as road use for transportation versus parking, water supply, sewer capacity, and antiquated infrastructure remain priority concerns. Hearing rooms are packed during droughts. The labeling of occupancy use of a private home doesn’t matter because it doesn’t change stress on the system and cost to serve. What matters is occupancy numbers: the number of people in each residential unit increases cost to serve and system stress. Head count is no longer limited in SB County by local and state government decree. ADUs, authorized for most every property owner who wants an extra unit, have no occupancy limit other than a max size of 1,200 sq ft. HUD and some private rental companies limit a studio to two persons, a 1-bedroom to three, and 2-bedroom to five to seven persons. There is no comparable limit in SB where some live literally underground. The County has huge unfunded pension liabilities that should result in further budget cuts and restructuring to reduce liabilities. Future economic growth is expected to come from the government sector, which includes area hospital providers unless medical care is no longer a taxpayer-gifted
entitlement. Private sector workers, stakeholders, have cause for alarm about our County’s fiscal reality and future. Why now pass more unenforceable ordinances, such as STR, when funds are not available for monitoring or enforcement; and the effects of ADUs and AUDs are yet unknown? Could Montecito again limit the number of persons per residence based on bed-bath count and press the County to actually fund enforcement of existing event, noise, offstreet parking, CC&Rs, and other use ordinances on the books intended to protect everyone before passing more laws? The big (ugly?) picture awaits, after 1,500 to 2,000 new legal units are added in and near Montecito. Denice S Adams, Montecito (Editor’s note: The Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors meets on Tuesday, June 6, in the board’s Hearing Room on the fourth floor at 105 East Anapamu Street and will conduct a public hearing on the subject. We’ll see how that goes before expressing our opinion. – J.B.)
Too Many Old Democrats Think about this. People want to come to our great country. Americans who continually express discontent with existing conditions are free to leave. The many liberal celebrities who vowed to leave the country if Trump was elected president are still here. I have conservative views, but I have voted for Democratic candidates in the past. I appreciate a dedicated and sincere candidate whose views differ from mine. Unfortunately, the present-day elderly Democratic Party leaders with their socialistic themes involving rich supporting poor disappoint me. Their policies, if implemented, would further create a class of people dependent on government for survival. I dislike constant use of words like bigot and racist to characterize conservatives. I really dislike the propaganda directed at minority groups that “elite” whites (like me) in our population continually discriminate against minorities. The Republican theme of promoting opportunities for people to better themselves is much more appealing. Regardless of your race, color, or religion would you prefer that your children believe that this country: 1) offers numerous opportunities for all to succeed, or 2) your opportunities for a rewarding existence are extremely limited due to others, and you forever need gov-
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ernment to guide and protect you. I hope some forward-thinking young Democratic leaders will surface to replace the likes of Nancy Pelosi (77) and Chuck Schumer (66). They have outlived their usefulness in government positions. They can’t seem to comprehend why Hillary isn’t our president. Intelligent young Democrats need to break away from these two and other whining liberals, including hate-spewing Maxine Waters (78) and socialist Bernie Sanders (75). Young Dems need to appreciate the absolute irony that Sanders was able to seriously challenge Hillary Clinton (69). Those who like Sanders’s socialistic ideas should study once-prosperous Venezuela’s recent descent into chaos. That is one sad story. Republicans are far from perfect and have disagreements within the party structure. That’s not a bad sign. But youth is present. Among the 17 presidential candidates: Rubio (45), Jindal (45), Cruz (46), Walker (49). Compare to the only two Democratic final candidates: Clinton (69), Sanders (75). I’m not suggesting that old age indicates incompetence. Political parties should have sensible and caring people in all age groups. Presentday Democrats do not. Young Democrats: appear, make yourselves known, and challenge your present feckless political leaders. Granted, our country is far from perfect but do whatever research is necessary to discover why foreigners (immigrants) want to come here. Realize that those who struggled to make the country great are not all evil people. And realize that men and women have died to preserve the freedom you have. Young Republicans: you are here and actually present in government. Pull it together. Work to make our country productive and prosperous. Definitely be aware of those who seriously need help. Offer them a hand up and opportunities to become self-sufficient, but make it clear that such support has limits and individual initiative will be expected. Both groups: realize meaningful change doesn’t come easily. Be willing to listen to views that differ from yours. Work toward a common goal the does not involve the establishment of a permanent middle class who feel government is their only salvation. And remember, Trump outfoxed both political parties. Learn by seeking real answers to this question: why did this happen? Sanderson M. Smith, Ed.D. Mathematics Department, SBCC Carpinteria •MJ 1 – 8 June 2017
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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: First United Methodist Church, Garden and Anapamu Streets Cost: free
TUESDAYS 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. When: 12:30 to 1:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063
Conversation Group. The group is for anyone interested in practicing and improving conversational skills in Spanish. Participants should be familiar with the basics. When: 1:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063
Montecito Fire Protection District’s Fire Prevention Chipping Schedule June 5 – West Mountain, Coyote, and Banana 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
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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 18) Cafarelli, John Saladino, Ron and Andrea Gallo, Robert and Christine Emmons, Jock and Ellen Pillsbury, Anne Towbes, Janet Garufis, Frank and Sheila McGinity, Ron and Andra Macleod, Leslie Ridley-Tree, David Lacy, Robert Weinman, Mashey Bernstein, Chris Toomey, Patrick Posey, Frank and Toni Abatemarco, Peter and Linda Beuret, Lee Luria, Jon Bishop, Andy and Kim Busch, Terry and Pam Valeski, Tom and Ellen Orlando, Gabriel Tanguay, Lynn and Colleen Kirst, Robert and Val Montgomery, Robert and Elaine Toledo, and Teresa McWilliams. Idol Worship Santa Barbara warbler Katy Perry, having raked in millions from her successful Prismatic world tour two years back performing to 1,984,503 fans in 149 venues, is about to have another bumper payday. The 32-year-old former Dos Pueblos High student is reportedly getting a hefty $25 million to become the anchor judge on the ABC re-boot of the Fox classic American Idol. According to the popular website TMZ the Disney-owned network was â€œdesperateâ€? to sign on a big name before announcing the popular talent showâ€™s return to the airwaves. One of the sources said: â€œKaty had all the leverage. If ABC ended up announcing the show without a judge, theyâ€™d be screwed.â€? If that number didnâ€™t already seem staggering enough, insiders claim Jennifer Lopez was making $15 million and Ryan Seacrest, now co-host with Kelly Ripa on their Manhattanbased morning talk show, was making the same number at his high point when it was on Fox. As for Katy, she says: â€œIâ€™m honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents. â€œIâ€™m always listening to new music and love discovering diamonds in the rough â€“ from mentoring young artists
on my label, or highlighting new artists on my tours.â€? Mad World
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Susan St. John debuts her first novel
Former Universal Studios executive Susan St. John is putting her love of Africa, particularly Kenya, to good effect in her first novel, Mad Mischief. The nine-year Montecito resident says the 440-page book took 19 years to come to fruition, writing in both long hand and on the computer, based on her visits to Kenya and Tanzania in the 90s. â€œI had an uncontrollable urge to write while I was there, but my safari guide said I should be paying attention to our surroundings. Then life intervened. â€œI wrote a journal during my trips and recorded my impressions,â€? says Susan of the work she describes as â€œa story of love, defeat, and obsession, and, ultimately, escape and redemption.â€? â€œIt really is an unforgettable testament of a womanâ€™s indomitable spirit to survive, featuring the shimmering beauty and primal power of sub-Saharan Africa.â€? Susan will be launching her debut work with a bash at Tecolote, the tony tome temple in the upper village at 3 pm on Saturday, June 17, with yours truly reading an except from the work.
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Royal Revival Downton Abbey, the delightful series about an English aristocratic family and their servants, may have ended on PBSâ€™s Masterpiece Theater more than a year ago, but it was delightfully resurrected at the Rockwood Womanâ€™s Club by the Santa Barbara Choral Society for their annual fundraiser, with yours truly as emcee. To add to the majestic splendor of the occasion, former royal chef Darren McGrady, who worked in the cavernous kitchens of Buckingham Palace for Queen Elizabeth and Kensington Palace for Princess Diana, flew in from his Dallas, Texas, home to regale
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VILLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 17) The eatery has been extensively renovated, with an expanded kitchen and interior dining area, and extensive upgrades to the outdoor patio area, including an ADA elevator from the street level. The restaurant will hold roughly 100 patrons. It’s expected the restaurant will open in mid-June. Oliver’s is located at 1198 Coast Village Road.
Petitioning AUDs Since February, we’ve been reporting on ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units), and their potential impact on Montecito. Now, another acronym created by the City of Santa Barbara, AUD, is causing some chatter, as residents are noticing countless construction zones throughout City limits. The AUD (Average Unit Density Incentive Program), which is a City ordinance, was established in 2013 to encourage the development of smaller, more-affordable workforce housing. The ordinance allows developers the opportunity to build apartment buildings with major breaks on parking spaces and planning fees in an effort to increase housing near urban areas. “The AUD ordinance was intended to be an experiment that ran eight years, or created 250 units, whichever came first,” says Erik Davis, vice president of the Pearl Chase Society, a preservationist group. “However, the floodgates have opened and local residents are largely unaware of the height, bulk, and scale of projects slated for their neighborhoods and our historic areas.” There are 71 projects currently in review, and roughly 18 of those propose four-story structures more than 45 feet tall. According to Davis, these projects propose to build 1,282 residential units, when the original goal of the City was to build 250. “From a preservation angle, the construction of large apartment buildings poses a threat to Santa Barbara’s historic buildings and sites by overshadowing them with their height and bulk. The flood of applications to City Planning for multi-story apartment buildings as the result of incentives provided by the AUD program is putting historic structures and the
look of Santa Barbara in jeopardy,” Davis said. None of these projects are slated for Coast Village Road, the City’s “peninsula” that extends into Montecito. Some of the projects in the pipeline include the Capitol Hardware building at 711 North Milpas Street, which will transform into a four-story, 73-unit apartment complex under the AUD program. There is a three-story, 50-unit complex slated for 835 E. Canon Perdido, right next to the McConnell’s building and the iconic cow on Milpas. At 219 E. Haley Street, plans are in the works to build a four-story, mixed-use development with 36 units. A three-story, 19-unit complex will eventually be built around the Louise Ygnacio Residence, an Italianate house constructed in 1875, at 214 E. De La Guerra Street. The site at the newly demolished Craviotto Brothers Iron Works on the corner of Anacapa Street and Ortega Street will become home to a three-story, Spanish-style housing development with 30 units. “All over Santa Barbara, AUD projects seem to get approval with little consideration of their impact to neighborhoods and historical resources,” Davis said, adding that the first completed AUD project, the Marc, on upper State Street, has two-bedroom apartments listed for rent for $3,000 per month, hardly the “affordable housing” the City was intending. The Pearl Chase Society has started a petition calling for a moratorium on new approvals of AUD projects, pending the evaluation of the program. “A moratorium would allow time for evaluation especially as to whether the resulting apartments will actually provide housing for the City’s workforce. Also, the Society recommends that any revised AUD ordinance allow project denial to any project that compromises a historic resource or is incompatible with the surrounding neighborhood, even if the project otherwise conforms to the ordinance and to zoning,” Davis said, adding that the cumulative impact of multi-story apartment houses to Santa Barbara’s historic structures and neighborhoods has not been fully evaluated. To learn more about the petition,
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Letter Perfect on Coast Village Road is launching a series of calligraphy classes this summer. The courses will be taught by master calligrapher Carrie Imai on the patio of Letter Perfect. Imai will teach two different series of classes, teaching Italian Italic with Flourish and also Copperplate Pointed Pen. The Italic series is three Wednesdays, July 12, 19, and 26, from 1 to 4 pm (cost $295). The Pointed Pen series is four Saturdays, July 15, 22, 29, and August 5, from 1 to 4 pm ($350). “The classes are a great way for people to both get started in calligraphy and hone their craft,” said Letter Perfect owner Leslie Person, who has owned the business for 32 years this month. “We’ve taught many calligraphy classes over the years, and we are excited about Carrie and her expertise,” she said. Included in the class cost is lettering guides, paper, pen, and ink; attendees will also be able to purchase the newest calligraphy paraphernalia that Imai will bring to the store. Classes will be capped at 12 people. For more information, visit www. LetterPerfectSantaBarbara.com, or call 969-7998. Letter Perfect is located at 1150 Coast Village Road. •MJ
A water main serving residents on a section of Ashley Road in Montecito is scheduled to be replaced beginning this week, through July 28. The construction zone will be closed to through traffic, and traffic will be reduced to a single access lane for residents. Montecito Water District and their subcontractor Lash Construction is conducting the project and recommends using alternate routes to avoid Ashley Road during construction, particularly Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. The pipe designated for replacement runs from Ayala Lane northeast approximately 1,650 feet northeast on Ashley Road to the Cold Spring Creek Bridge. This water main section was constructed in 1923 and has experienced multiple main breaks over the last five years, according to MWD. Successful completion of the project will contribute to a more reliable water delivery by reducing the likelihood of service interruption to clients, minimizing water waste, and improving the longevity of the District’s water mains.
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ay and Kathlyn Hendricks are the pioneering and prolific relationship transformation and body intelligence experts who together have authored more than 30 books and conducted workshops and seminars all over the world via their well-respected Hendricks Institute, which trains both individuals, as well as hundreds of coaches. The couple, who spent a decade in Montecito before moving to Ojai in 2001, are the guest speakers at the newly reconstituted Conscious Networking Event & Expo, which returns after a hiatus to Unity of Santa Barbara on Friday evening, June 2. Gay Hendricks talked about their work, the upcoming presentation titled “Improving Your Relationships Consciously”, and more over the phone last month. Here are some brief excerpts: Q. What will you be doing with the hour presentation? Will there be specific tools, actual experiences, or theory? A. All of that. We’re be talking about
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COMING & GOING (Continued from page 13) MUS fifth-graders conducted a mock hearing on animal testing for the House and Senate to see how a bill is passed, weighing the pros and cons on the steps of the National Senate building where they joined U.S. representative Salud Carbajal (right of center, second row from rear)
Ladies of the Night (of Magic) included Unity Shoppe doyenne Barbara Tellefson, Natalie and Mireille Noone, Anne Smith, and Jelinda DeVorzon (photo by Priscilla)
The “New York, New York” kick line (photo by Priscilla)
No littering on the beach; No homework for elementary school students; National Candy Thursday; No animal testing; All kids get one billion dollars; Six-day weekends; Kids should be able to vote; No vegetable Mondays; Raise the fuel standards on cars.
A Night of Magic Richard Mineards captured the essence of the Magic Mansion fundraiser for Unity Shoppe held at the University Club on May 13 in last week’s issue, but we didn’t have space to include some of the more
Lou Serrano, who has privately entertained Johnny Depp, Martin Short, Reba McEntire, and Jennifer Aniston (among others), makes a fiery entrance on the main stage in the Houdini Room (photo by Priscilla)
Artist Thomas Van Stein and Madalena Fossatti were judged “Couple of the Night” by Montecito Journal’s roving panel; the newly introduced couple is seen here surrounded by Van Stein’s nocturnal paintings on display in an upstairs room at University Club that doubled as a second bar for the event. Madalena conducts historical tours of Santa Barbara on the Land Shark, and also sings, plays, and teaches trombone and subliminal personal meditations. (photo by Priscilla)
provocative photos Priscilla managed to capture, so forthwith here are additional images to give you an idea of the magnitude, excitement, and absolute joy of the effort, co-chaired by Diana Starr Langley, John Thyne, and Arthur von Wiesenberger, featuring the magic of Steve Wastell, Jeff and Kimberly Bornstein, Joe Skilton, Lou Serrano, John George, and RMax Goodwin, along with the
Two rooms upstairs and two downstairs at the University Club served as the various theaters for a night of magic fundraising for Unity Shoppe (photo by Priscilla)
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A personal favorite performance was that of sleight-of-hand wizard John George, even those within six feet of the magician could not fathom how he managed to get three actual potatoes under the three cups... (photo by Priscilla)
Mentalist Jeff Bornstein helps his wife, Kimberly, read the mind of a willing pigeon... er, participant (photo by Priscilla)
Entertainer Jason Libs (on piano, seen here with event co-chair Diana Starr Langley and two friends) played into the deep dark night at the University Club (photo by Priscilla)
raucous and sublimely professional piano-based entertainment of Jason Libs (who regularly performs at the Red Piano on the 600-block of State Street in downtown Santa Barbara). Jason not only played the best version of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” outside of... well, outside Joel’s own version, but also organized most of the late-night partyers (including yours truly) who held out until after midnight. But, midnight is par for the course when Diana Langley is involved, as she just doesn’t know how to
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Distinguished Patriot Award winners (from left) News-Press co-publishers Arthur von Wiesenberger and Wendy McCaw, and keynote speaker David Horowitz
The Magic Mansion magicians and friends (photo by Priscilla)
Magic Mansion was. Oh, and apparently some $100,000 was raised for the United Shoppe.
Distinguished Patriots The 1st Annual Distinguished Patriot Award Banquet was held recently at La Cumbre Country Club. The $125 per-person event featured emcee Andy Caldwell and guest speaker, former editor of leftwing Ramparts magazine, and now right-wing freedom fighter David Horowitz. Andrew “Andy” Puzder, who withdrew from consideration by President Trump as Secretary of Labor recently, was also scheduled to speak but events transpired that required his presence in Washington, D.C. He did record a short personal
“thank you” that was played for the assembled crowd there to honor his friends Wendy McCaw and Arthur von Wiesenberger, co-publishers of the Santa Barbara News-Press. Caldwell gave an informative introduction to Horowitz, citing the founding fathers and their commitment to the cause of independence. “They mutually pledged their lives, their honor, and their fortunes,” he said, “in order to establish the independence of this nation and the freedom that many throughout the world have enjoyed because of their sacrifices. From one point of view, they were rebels, traitors, insurrectionists, and were the first men in history to declare that all men were endowed with unalienable rights and that no government had the right to take those rights away.” He then noted
that many did lose their honor, their fortunes, and their lives. Caldwell praised the honorees for “stepping forward when others were stepping away,” and wondered aloud how many would be willing to do the same before introducing the keynote speaker. When Mr. Horowitz got up to speak, he praised the News-Press as being the first paper (and one of the only) in the U.S. to endorse Donald Trump. He then noted that the normal “honeymoon” for an incoming president was seven months. “Donald Trump didn’t get seven seconds,” he intoned. Horowitz claimed we were “in the midst of a civil war” between the two major parties, calling the Democrat Party “a religious cult.” “They see themselves as the party of the saints, and they see you as the party of the devil,” he added. “The Civil War,” he said, “ was fought because there were
two conflicting ideologies that were totally incompatible, that you couldn’t resolve with the next election. And this is the same thing. It really is. “The Democrats’ political arsenal is character assassination. That’s what they do. It’s all they do,” he said. This was red meat for this Republican gathering, and Horowitz was passionate, convincing, and often humorous in his evisceration of the Democrat Party and its leaders, particularly senator Charles Schumer and representative Nancy Pelosi. After short bios of both honorees, Jim Worthen introduced the pair, thanking them for “continuing to bring us open, honest, and conservative journalism,” before Mike Stoker got up to present the award. Arthur was his usual gregarious self and Ms McCaw surprised the crowd by speaking at length. She is most often reluctant to speak publicly. •MJ
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Celebrating History Edwin Deakin Exhibit
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Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Carmelo (Carmel Mission), as portrayed by Deakin, is in better repair than shown in the photograph by W.J. Rea. Deakin portrays an earlier time when the roof has not collapsed and sheep meander in the fields.
(from left) Michael Redmon, SBHM director of research, with Pauline and Marc Sylvain, sponsors of the Edwin Deakin exhibit of 21 California Missions portrayed in watercolor
n exhibit of the complete set of 21 California mission watercolors, completed by landscape and picturesque painter Edwin Deakin circa 1900, opened May 4 at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum (SBHM). Sponsored by Pauline and Marc Sylvain and museum trustee John C. Woodward, the exhibit is supported by a beautiful book depicting images of each of Deakin’s watercolors juxtaposed with a historic photograph that closely matches the angle and viewpoint. The museum’s director of research, Michael Redmon, developed the plan for the book and included elements of Deakin’s original design in the museum’s publication California Missions in Watercolor. Near the turn of the 20th century, Mexican secularization (1833-1848) and American neglect had taken their toll on the venerable colonial establishments. Some missions lay in complete ruin and little remained. When needed, therefore, Deakin relied on written and oral descriptions, earlier paintings and sketches (his own and
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others), and historic photographs to create his images of the missions. Deakin sketched and painted 21 large oil paintings of the missions between 1897 and 1899. These were placed on exhibition at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in 1900. Coupled with the publication of The Twenty-one Missions of California, which contained blackand-white images of his paintings, the exhibit had a profound effect on the nascent movement to save the historic mission complexes from oblivion. Deakin created three complete sets of the mission paintings; two were oils and one was watercolor. He intended to publish a full color version of the original book using the watercolors and had gone so far as to design the
Carmel Mission was the second mission founded in Alta California by Father Serra. The photo shows it in near ruin. Today, the mission has been restored to its former grandeur. Deakin’s paintings are a “compelling reminder of the power of art as a catalyst for change.”
cover and template for the pages in illuminated manuscript style. At the time of his death in 1923, this project lay incomplete and was tucked away with his other works and placed in storage. In 1955, the entire grouping of his works was sold to Howard Willoughby, who was a Santa Barbara native and an art collector living in Piedmont, California. Upon inspection of the contents, he discovered a sewn-up canvas container labeled “watercolor paintings for book.” Protected from the light of day for some 50 years, all the paintings were in perfect condition. In 2013, through then owners David Packard and Bernadette Castor, the paintings came into the custodianship of Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery on consignment. Frank
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Goss, respectful of Deakin’s reasons for insisting on selling each of the three sets of Mission paintings as a whole, introduced the idea of transferring the watercolor set to the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Thanks to the generosity of David Packard, Bernadette Castor, Winifred Vedder, John C. Woodward, Sally and David Martin, and Frank Goss, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is now the custodian of Edwin Deakin’s entire set of paintings, which is currently on exhibit for all to enjoy. The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is located at 136 East De la Guerra Street. The exhibit is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday noon to 5 pm. Closed Monday. California Missions in Watercolor is on sale at the lobby entrance for $12.95 with a 10-percent discount for SBHM members. •MJ 1 – 8 June 2017
FITNESS FRONT by Karen Robiscoe Ms Robiscoe is a certified fitness trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and conventionally published author of short fictions, essays, and poetry. Her chapbook: Word Mosaics, is available online at Fowlpox Press. E mail Karen at email@example.com, or visit http://charronschatter.com
The Power of Zumba
Instructor Josette Tkacik relaxes after leading a rhythmic Zumba class at the Carrillo Rec Center in Santa Barbara
“Leave your inhibitions at the door and just have a good time,” advises Zumba leader and former professional ballet dancer Josette Tkacik as she leads her class through the steps
he tempo of the Latin-based music is catchy; the sweat rolling down exuberant faces is tactile, and the positive energy pervading the Zumba class at the Carrillo Rec Center is as palpable as electricity. Touted as one of the largest of its kind by the home office of the Zumba Corporation, more than a hundred students gather at the Carrillo Ballroom on a Tuesday evening (as they do every weekday evening), as ready to shake their respective booties as instructor Josette Tkacik is to show them how. ”I’m not a fitness person,” Josette says as she and I settle in for a little talk. She confesses that although she’d bought numerous gym memberships over the years, she’d never actually set foot in the club. “But when I got certified in 2011 to teach Zumba,” she explains, “it resonated with me because it was dance-based. With Zumba, I remembered why I loved to dance in the first place.” A student of the art since the tender age of three, the Carpinteria resident studied classical ballet with such notable companies as New York’s Joffrey Ballet and The Metropolitan Ballet of St. Louis, ultimately becoming a company dancer for the latter. A veteran teacher of technique and ballet, the native New Yorker and one-time board member for the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance also spent a summer at New York’s prestigious performing arts conservatory Juilliard, learning the fundamentals of jazz, hip-hop, tap dancing, and musical theater. An impressive foundation she weaves 1 – 8 June 2017
into every class. Josette says one of the things she likes best about teaching dance is the freedom it offers, the ability to make what she knows accessible to everyone. “My oldest student is eightynine years old,” she boasts, “and my youngest is twelve, so the reach, the ability to enable so many different people to experience that... that’s the freedom.” She passionately believes Zumba is something she had been waiting for her whole life. It’s a passion she communicates to her devoted following. Throughout the hourlong class that intersperses squats and high knees, lunges and twerking with dance moves from Merengue, HipHop, Salsa, Cumbia, and Reggaeton, the smiles creasing among faces in the crowd are contagious. “I like this class because I don’t feel self-conscious at all, and that makes me enjoy it a lot more,” Ekta Prashiani, a Ph.D. student at UCSB, says. “I just smile at everyone I see, and they smile back. Everybody is very friendly.” “The power of the group makes it special,” Lisa Star adds. “So many people doing something together; it makes me feel like a teenager again... I think people rise to [Josette’s] energy level, too. It brings out their best. For me, I love being surrounded by women... a massive crowd of women doing what we do best.” She points out that there are “a handful of men in every class,” but the class attracts mostly women. “I’m here three times a week, and I feel twenty years younger,” Lisa adds.
I speak with some of the “handful of men” Lisa mentions, and discover the enthusiasm for the class crosses all gender barriers. “It’s been more than four years since I started coming,” local construction worker Mauricio Castaneda says. “Everything about this class is fun. Josette is the best teacher.” He then reveals that he’s lost 40 pounds since he began attending. “I wish I could come more often than once a week,” DJ Wetmore told me. “Josette has a way of making everyone feel welcome. The focus isn’t on making sure you do it right, the focus is on being out there, dancing and having a great time. Everyone is smiling; you feel like a million bucks during the class.”
Not Always So Healthy Josette’s success is especially remarkable when you consider the life-changing medical diagnosis she was dealt in 2011, just a month after earning her Zumba certification. As candid about her medical woes as she is about more light-hearted topics, her story is inspiring. She was diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis in 2011. “It hit me pretty bad in my knees and my ankles,” she recounts. “It was so debilitating, I literally had to use a walker to get around. And painful. I would give birth five times over rather than have this disease.” Rheumatoid arthritis is a progres-
sive autoimmune affliction that systematically breaks down the joints. “The doctors prescribed all kinds of drugs, of course, including steroids and chemotherapy,” she says, “but they couldn’t tell me what was causing it, and I just couldn’t accept that.” Her son, she says, was the reason she resisted the diagnosis and fought so hard to overcome the disease. “I knew he was counting on me,” she says, “and these drugs weren’t going to solve anything, [they] just put a Band-Aid on things. I wanted to be able to play with him, take him to the park, and that desire led me to finding a cure, a way out.” She changed to a raw and vegan diet, did some internal shifting, examined her thought patterns, and re-evaluated her lifestyle choices. Josette is both pensive and grateful as she concludes recounting her unlikely physical comeback. “The power of positive thinking became the catalyst that shifted everything. I’m convinced of it,” she says. “I could eat vegan and raw and do all that, but if I hadn’t changed the way I was thinking, I don’t think I would have been able to beat [it].” She says she knew within a year that it was gone, or at least in remission, and in 2016, Dr. Kathryn Brewer, of the Santa Ynez tribal clinic, confirmed it. “She ran a slew of blood tests,” Josette reports, “and every single test came back negative.” Perhaps gratitude for her recovery is what makes the teacher so generous in volunteering her time to local causes and non-profit institutions. Voted a community hero by the Santa Barbara Independent in 2015, Josette’s outreach includes the Santa Barbara Dance Institute, Santa Barbara Dance Works, the American Heart Association, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, and the United Way. Whether fundraising, instructing, or dancing, Josette is a big presence for all these charities. Hers is a presence that can’t be captured in words. Check out her class yourself and experience the magic. Held weekdays at 5:30 pm, and Saturdays at 11:15 am, Josette recommends you “leave your inhibitions at the door and just have a good time.” I guarantee you will. For more information, visit: www.josettetkacik. com. •MJ
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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 28) Paul Satterblom as the Father Brown; JoAnne Wasserman, artistic director and conductor; and John Blankenship as lieutenant general Rudolfo Graziani, special envoy to London (photo by Priscilla)
(from left) Lisa Couvillion, board member; Angela Siemens, board member and vice chair; Maryan Schall, honorary board member; and Jennifer Rapp, board member (photo by Emily Hart-Roberts)
the musical journey to a script written by Mary Dan Eades. The boffo beano, co-hosted by Brooks Firestone, dashingly attired in his hunting pinks, and his wife, Kate, costumed in a lady’s riding habit from the Edwardian era, was catered by local culinary wizard Michael Hutchings, while Darren, who also cooked for five U.S. presidents, curated the special menu loved by the inhabitants of the royal residences. Brooks, in the absence of his ubiquitous son Andrew Firestone – who had erroneously double-booked the date – put his auctioning skills to work with a five-night stay in London and a visit to Downton Abbey – Highclere Castle – going for $4,300; a week’s stay in Ansouis, Provence, going under the hammer for $4,000; a trip to New York with tickets for the Tony Award-winning show Hamilton selling for $4,600; and the chance to conduct Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus this Christmas snapped up for $1,200. Among the royally costumed fans at the gala, which raised more than $25,000, were Debra Stewart, Marylove Thralls, Marilyn Gilbert, Jim and Lurleen Benzian, Peter and Karen Brill, Barbara Burger and Paul Munch, and Gary and Kate Rees, Fred and Nancy Golden, Ross and Karen Williams. An evening of high note. Revel with a Cause It will be a homecoming of sorts when the Santa Barbara Revels hosts its 10th anniversary production, according to founder Susan Keller. Susan and my Journal colleague Erin Graffy are joining forces to write the script for this year’s Yuletide show An Early California Celebration of the Winter Solstice, featuring traditions in music, dance, and storytelling during the Rancho period in Central California in the mid-1830s. Having seen every one of the talented troupe’s shows – Bavaria, Scotland, England, and other European locales – since its inception at the Marjorie Luke Theatre, the new production will be
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Marianne Clark, Lobero fund director, and Amy MacLeod, Lobero board president. The Lobero Theatre has been the venue for Revels Christmas stage productions for the past nine years. (photo by Marylove Thralls)
(from left) Susan Keller, artistic director of Santa Barbara Revels, Diana Vandervoort, Old Spanish Days Dance & Entertainment chair (and past St. Barbara), with Matt Tavianini, Revels assistant stage director (photo by Marylove Thralls)
based on events recorded in Richard Henry Dana’s classic Two Years Before the Mast, when he attended the wedding of Anita de la Guerra in 1836. To mark the historic moment and introduce new music director Erin McKibben, Susan hosted a bijou bash for 30 guests on the Lobero stage with representatives from the Baile de California, Casa del Herrero, Old Spanish Days, the Santa Barbara Courthouse, and the SB Trust for Historical Preservation, among others. It should be quite a show. Scholars Dollars The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has just marked an important milestone, surpassing the $100-million mark in total scholarships awarded during its 55-year history, the first community-based pro-
Don Logan, board member and incoming board chair and Barrett O’Gorman, current board chair. (photo by Emily Hart-Roberts)
gram in the country to award such an impressive amount. The scholarships were awarded during two ceremonies, including one at Santa Barbara Courthouse’s Sunken Gardens followed by dinner in the Santa Barbara Historical Museum courtyard. “While reaching this financial milestone is truly a landmark occasion, what we’re even happier to celebrate is the more than 47,000 students who have received scholarships over the past 55 years,” says Candace Winkler, president and CEO. “This year alone, we awarded almost 2,700 students a total of $8.43 million in scholarships.” The foundation received nearly 3,500 applications for financial support this year. While 2,688 of those
students will receive aid, more than 750 deserving applicants were turned down due to lack of funds. “For such a small community, we receive an incredible level of generosity and support,” says Barrett O’Gorman, chairman, “Our donors understand how critical it is for students to have access to higher education and achieve a degree.” Among the torrent of supporters turning out were Joe and Alice Cole, Janet Garufis, Terry and Pam Valeski, Craig and Amy Zimmerman, Peter MacDougall, Arthur Swalley, Eleanor van Cott, Roger and Debby Aceves, Chuck Samuel, Diana Jessup, and Bruce Michael. Thicke and Thin Almost six months after his passing, 69-year-old Canadian actor Alan Thicke’s widow, Tanya, is opening up about life in the wake of her husband’s death. The 41-year-old former Bolivian model, who lived with Alan on an equestrian ranch in Carpinteria, says she wanted to die too following his sudden death from a ruptured aorta while playing ice hockey with his youngest son, Carter, 19, by his former Miss World wife, Gina Tolleson, now editor of Santa Barbara Magazine. “There was a time where I didn’t think I was going to survive,” she tearfully told TooFab alongside Hollywood Medium star Tyler Henry.
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(from left) Barbara Cirone; Bill Cirone, Santa Barbara county education supervisor; Candace Winkler, president & CEO of Scholarship Foundation of SB; and Peter MacDougall (photo by Emily Hart-Roberts)
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and poignant, the well-received work serves as an exploration of a rich and enduring friendship. A staged reading of Dear Elizabeth will be performed by Sylvia Short, John Fink, and Meredith Baxter at the Center Stage Theater at 7 pm Tuesday, June 6, in a benefit for the theater’s general operating fund and Rental Subsidy grants. There are receptions on the patio both before and after the show. Admission is $20, or $150 for two VIP tickets that include two premium reserved seats.
by Steven Libowitz
Two Mozarts! If Only…
aria Anna Walburga Ignatia Mozart was a child prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer just like her famous brother, Wolfgang Amadeus. Known by her nickname, as a child Nannerl performed alongside her brother throughout Europe, receiving even greater acclaim than her sibling. But was forced to give up her artistic endeavors before she turned 18, kept at home at “marrying age” in deference to social norms in the 18th century. While Wolfgang became one of the most famous and beloved composers in classical music history, Nannerl’s own works were lost, with the only allusions to her talent showing up in written exchanges between her brother, father, and mother. That little-known tale is the subject of The Other Mozart, a one-woman show written, produced, and performed by Sylvia Milo that makes its area debut this weekend at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura. The era is captured not only by Milo’s words and acting, but also by the massive 18-foot dress that serves as the set. Rounding out the multifaceted presentation is pre-recorded music, featuring period pieces by Wolfgang Mozart and Marianna Martines (a female composer of the time who never married, and whose music survives because she was from a rich family and was guided by an Austrian poet), along with original music written for the play by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen, who are featured composers of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York. Their modern music employs clavichords, music boxes, bells, fans, teacups, and a toy piano – the latter two played live onstage by Milo. The actress – whose other out-ofthe-box roles include portraying Bob Dylan in the OBIE Award-winning The West Village Fragments, and the title character in an all-female version of Hamlet – talked about the work over the phone earlier this week. Q. What sparked your interest in Nannerl Mozart? A. I was in Vienna for the 250th anniversary festival 11 years ago. I’m a big fan of Mozart and was curious to see all the places related to him. At the Mozart museum, which used to be his house, as I was exiting, I saw a tiny little portrait of the Mozart family. What drew my attention was to see a woman seated at the keyboard with her hands next to Wolfgang’s, looking like equals. I didn’t know who it was even though I studied classical music. 1 – 8 June 2017
Steven Libowitz has reported on the arts and entertainment for more than 30 years; he has contributed to the Montecito Journal for more than ten years.
But I’d never been taught the history of woman composers. I never even knew she existed. Then when I started doing research, I was really shocked that her story was really unknown. It became my mission to tell the story however I could. I wanted to get her into people’s minds. It’s not in the history books. So it falls to artists to make that happen. Why a one-woman show? I’m an actress as well as a musician, and I wanted to play her. But I also became the producer and playwright to make sure that it happened. At first, I wanted it to be both Nannerl and her mother. But having performed jazz and rock and experimental music, where you face the audience and have a communion straight on, it was very appealing to me to make it just one where I talk to the audience. I’ve always been uncomfortable with the fourth-wall setting of theater. The review in The New York Times called it a decidedly feminist show. Was that your intent? It would be impossible to make it without being feminist. But it’s not a play that blames the men. It’s feminist because it tells the story of a woman who had incredible talent but was forgotten and shouldn’t have been. We could have had two Mozarts! But because of the prejudice that was prevalent at the time, it was impossible for her to exist as Wolfgang did. Have you had any experiences yourself of not being taken as seriously as an artist as a man might be? It’s hard for me to tell because I’m also an immigrant [from Poland]. And as an actress, there are always fewer roles for women. It’s a different set of circumstances. I do feel like the play itself has suffered a little bit because the subject is a woman. It’s also why some are interested. But producers seem to feel that there won’t be enough of an audience for a woman telling on stage the story of another woman. But we always do very well. You did a lot of research to create The Other Mozart. To what extent did you
Sylvia Milo presents The Other Mozart at Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre
extrapolate or embellish or invent? It’s based on the facts in the letters between Wolfgang and his father and mother, and journals of conduct about how life was like for woman artists. But I also had to imagine a direction based on what might have happened, or choose to be a little vague so the audience could have questions about how and why. Would you talk about the dress? It seems such a fascinating concept. It works first as Nannerl’s world, something separate from her. It’s her playground. She’s very free running around on top of it. Then in the part of the story where she becomes “a proper woman,” she gets inside of it, and it’s as if she’s entrapped in it. It’s very beautiful, but also very heavy, restricting her movement, which serves as a metaphor. The Times review also complained that Nannerl’s “uneventful life, unjust though it may have been, is a dramaturgical liability.” Yet you managed to create a play about her. So much happened in her life. Later, when she was married, she had to deal with the piano in the little village where she lived being so out of tune because of winter that she couldn’t bear to play it. So, she wore cotton in her ears just to be able to express herself. And then she’d get letters from her father about how Wolfgang is making it on his own. To me, it’s not only big things that are interesting. Lives are made up of little moments.
To Bishop and Back Coincidentally, this week also brings a presentation of Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth, another play based on letters, those between poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell and back again. Inspired by reading Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Ruhl maps the relationship of the two poets from first meeting to an abbreviated affair and the turmoil of their lives in between, a 30-year period. Alternately charming, funny
What a strange thing it is to wake up to a milk-white overcast June morning! – Vera Nazarian
Feldmann at 1st Thursday Local bluegrass impresario Peter Feldmann & his band The Very Lonesome Boys play a rare Santa Barbara gig at Christ Presbyterian Church (36 E. Victoria Street) in conjunction with the monthly 1st Thursdays Art Walk for June. Joining the veteran mandolinist-singer are multi-instrumentalist David West and stand-up bassist Tom Lee for sets of “bluegrass music from the true vine”; “songs of false true lovers, hounds on Jerusalem Ridge, nine pound hammers, cold steel, and silver daggers, with plenty of ancient tones.” Admission and refreshments are free in the venue’s community open house. Also appearing live from 5 to 8 pm on June 1 are The Santa Barbara Trombone Society, which is comprised of trombone players from throughout the county and features several music educators and their students, on Marshalls Patio (900 State St.), and Moneluv, who play groovy, California alternative psychedelic rock music with a retro 1960s vibe on the corner of State and Anapamu streets. Details, map, and brochure available online at www.downtownsb.org/ events/1st-thursday.
Classical Corner It’s an off week for professional music in the area, as the major organizations have wound up their seasons while the two big summer festivals – Ojai and the Music Academy – are just around the corner. Which makes it the perfect time for the Santa Barbara Music Club to present its annual Scholarship Showcase Recitals. The pair of performances features almost all of the season’s scholarship recipients, distributed among the talented local students. The youths – who range in age from 9-22 and include several sets of siblings – will play excerpts of masterworks by beloved composers, 21 performers in all. The free concerts, slated for 3 pm this Saturday and on June 10, take place at the First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu Street at Garden. Info at www.SBMusicClub.org. •MJ MONTECITO JOURNAL
CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO. 3689A Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3689A for the LOT 5 LANDSCAPE/ HARDSCAPE/ ACCESSIBILITY AND VICTORIA STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 13, 2017 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, “LOT 5 LANDSCAPE/ HARDSCAPE/ ACCESSIBILITY AND VICTORIA STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, Bid No. 3689A ". The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to install and deliver a fully functional kiosk and site improvements project. This work includes and is not limited to mobilization, bonds, insurance, traffic control, concrete construction, kiosk installation, conduit installation, roadway construction, irrigation systems installation, plant installation and establishment. The Engineer’s estimate is $260,000. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. The plans and specifications for this Project are available electronically at 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 Laura Yanez, Project Engineer, 805-897-2615. 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: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/business/bids/out.asp. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Per California Civil Code Section 9550, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashier’s check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work. A contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, as defined in this chapter, unless currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5. It is not a violation of this section for an unregistered contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Section 7029.1 of the Business and Professions Code or by Section 10164 or 20103.5 of the Public Contract Code, provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded. 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. Please note Contractor shall coordinate with Sentry for the appropriate delivery date for the kiosk. Contractor shall complete all foundation work prior to delivery of the kiosk. Storage of the kiosk will not be permitted on site. All costs for coordination for delivery and installation of the kiosk shall be included in the scope of this project. GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA
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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that bids will be received and posted electronically on PlanetBids for: BID NO. 5540 DUE DATE & TIME: June 21, 2017 UNTIL 3:00P.M. Citywide Street Light Replacement Scope of Work to replace existing street light fixtures with new LED street light fixtures provided by the City. An OPTIONAL pre-bid meeting will be held on June 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., at the Building Matinenance Conference Room, located at 616 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA, to discuss the specifications and field conditions. Contractor is responsible for any conditions that would have been discovered if they had attended the pre-bid meeting. The City of Santa Barbara is now conducting bid and proposal solicitations online through the PlanetBids System™. Vendors can register for the commodities that they are interested in bidding on using NIGP commodity codes at http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/business/bids/purchasing.asp.
The initial bidders’ list for all solicitations will be developed from registered vendors. Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained electronically via PlanetBids. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). 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. Contractors and Subcontractors must be registered with the DIR pursuant to Labor Code 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR. The City of Santa Barbara requires all contractors to possess a current valid State of California A General Engineering Contractor or California B General Building Contractor or California C-10 Electrical Contractor’s License. The company bidding on this must possess one of the above mentioned licenses at the time bids are due and be otherwise deemed qualified to perform the work specified herein. Bids submitted using the license name and number of a subcontractor or other person who is not a principle partner or owner of the company making this bid, will be rejected as being non-responsive. Bidders are hereby notified that a Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. Bidders are hereby notified that a Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. Bidders are hereby notified that a Bid Guaranty Bond in the form of a money order or a cashier’s certified check, payable to the order of the City, in the amount of 10% of the bid, or by a bond in said amount and payable to said City, signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. When submitting a bid via PlanetBids™, the Bid Guaranty Bond must be uploaded as part of your submittal AND the original Bid Guaranty Bond must be received by the bid date and time to be considered responsive. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation in consideration of award. _________________________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. Published: May 31, 2017 General Services Manager Montecito Journal
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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO PROPOSERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed RFP’s will be received by the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department located at 620 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, California, until 4:00 p.m. on the date indicated at which time they will be publicly received for: RFP NO. 3874 DUE DATE & TIME: JUNE 28, 2017 UNTIL 4:00 P.M. RESTAURANT CONCESSION AT THE CABRILLO PAVILION The City of Santa Barbara is offering the right to enter into a non-exclusive Food and Beverage Concession Agreement at the Cabrillo Pavilion. The City invites Experienced Restaurateurs to provide a Proposal to develop and operate a non-exclusive food and beverage concept at the Cabrillo Pavilion following a significant renovation of the site, which is tentatively scheduled to open in Summer 2019. RFP’s must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. RFP’s packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained via email to MSewell@SantaBarbaraCA.gov. There is no charge for the RFP package and specifications. Proposers are hereby notified that any service contract issued as a result of this RFP may be subject to the provisions and regulations of the City of Santa Barbara Ordinance No. 5384, Santa Barbara Municipal Code, Chapter 9.128 and its impending regulations relating to the payment of Living Wages. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation in consideration of award.
___________________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. Published: May 31, 2017 General Services Manager Montecito Journal
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KINECI, 140 Hot Springs Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Politis & Associates Physical Therapy, 133 E. De La Guerra St. #373, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 10, 2017. 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 Connie Tran. FBN No. 2017-0001429. Published May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Irvine Winkler Technologies; Santa Barbara Gift Shop – SBGIFTS.COM; SB50PLUS. COM, 3714 Lincolnwood Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Eileen Irvine-Winkler, 3714 Lincolnwood Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 3, 2017. 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. 2017-0001345. Published May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bulla Lulla Music; Producers Music Library; Chameleon Music Libraries; West Valley Music; East Valley Music, 1323 East Valley Road, Santa Barbara,
CA 93108. Jelinda Music Prod Inc, 1323 East Valley Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 27, 2017. 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. 2017-0001282. Published May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Mac Mechanic, 216 E. Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Techease Computer Solutions, LLC, 3433 State Street, Ste E, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 12, 2017. 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 Connie Tran. FBN No. 2017-0001457. Published May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Uncorked; Uncorked Santa Barbara, 1125 Calle Lagunitas, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Santa Barbara Uncorked, LLC, 1125 Calle Lagunitas, Carpinteria, CA 93013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 17, 2017. 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
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Tran. FBN No. 2017-0001343. Published May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017.
CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO. 3710A Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3710A for the BRIDGE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM-2ND CYCLE will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017 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, “BRIDGE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM2ND CYCLE, Bid No. 3710A". The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following: Deck Treatment with High Molecular Weight Methacrylate (HMWM), Epoxy Crack Injection, Concrete Spall Repair, Bridge Rail Repair and Painting, Wooden Deck Replacement, and other maintenance at seven bridges in the City of Santa Barbara per plans and specs. The Engineer’s estimate is $245,000. Each bidder must have a Class A General Engineering Contractor license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. The plans and specifications for this Project are available electronically at 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 Max Kashanian, Project Engineer, 805-564-5450. 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. The Federal minimum wage rates for this project as predetermined by the United States Secretary of Labor are set forth in Appendix B of the specifications and are available from California Deparment of Transportation Internet web site at http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/federal-wages/. Addenda to modify the Federal minimum wage rates, if necessary, will be issued to holders of these specifications. If there is a difference between the minimum wage rates predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and the general prevailing wage rates determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relates for similar classifications of labor, the Contractor and Subcontractors must pay not less than the higher wage rate. The City of Santa Barbara will not accept lower State wage rates not specifically included in the Federal minimum wage determinations. This includes “helper” (or other classifications based on hours of experience) or any other classification not appearing in the Federal wage determinations. Where Federal wage determinations do not contain the State wage determinations otherwise available for use by the Contractor and Subcontractors, the Contractor and Subcontractors must pay not less than the Federal minimum wage rate which most closely approximates the duties of the employees in question. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Per California Civil Code Section 9550, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashier’s check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work. Effective March 1, 2015, Senate Bill 854 requires the City to only use contractors and subcontractors on public projects that have been registered with the State of California 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. Bidders are advised that, as required by federal law, the State has established a statewide overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal. This Agency federal-aid contract is considered to be part of the statewide overall DBE goal. The Agency is required to report to Caltrans on DBE participation for all federal-aid contracts each year so that attainment efforts may be evaluated. This federalaid contract has a goal of 5 percent DBE participation. This project is subject to the “Buy America” provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 as amended by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 19991. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) provides a toll-free hotline to report bid rigging activities. Use the hotline to report bid rigging, bidder collusion, and other fraudulent activities. The hotline number is (800) 424-9071. The service is available 24 hours 7 days a week and is confidential and anonymous.. The hotline is part of the DOT's effort to identify and investigate highway construction contract fraud and abuse and is operated under the direction of the DOT Inspector General.
GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA
William Hornung, C.P.M. PUBLISHED: May 31, June 7 and 14, 2017 Montecito Journal
the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN No. 2017-0001505. Published May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2017.
copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN No. 2017-0001155. Published May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Z & Z Consulting, 856 Ferrelo Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Yuan Linda Zhang, 856 Ferrelo Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Nan Zhou, 856 Ferrelo Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 18, 2017. 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
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rite Aid #05835, 345 Town Center West, Santa Maria, CA 93458-5076. Thrifty Payless, INC, 30 Hunter Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 3, 2017. 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,
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County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN No. 2017-0001347. Published May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017.
Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN No. 2017-0001341. Published May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rite Aid #05776, 801 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2042. Thrifty Payless, INC, 30 Hunter Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 3, 2017. 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
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rite Aid #05788, 35 South Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3305. Thrifty Payless, INC, 30 Hunter Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 3, 2017. 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 Connie
In early June, the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes. – John Steinbeck
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rite Aid #06185, 616 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463-2202. Thrifty Payless, INC, 30 Hunter Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 3, 2017. 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 Connie Tran. FBN No. 2017-0001353. Published May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rite Aid #05790, 1976 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1504. Thrifty Payless, INC, 30 Hunter Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 3, 2017. 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 Connie Tran. FBN No. 2017-0001344. Published May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rite Aid #05791, 199 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117-2304. Thrifty Payless, INC, 30 Hunter Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 3, 2017. 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 Connie Tran. FBN No. 2017-0001346. Published May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rite Aid #05836, 2405 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-7817. Thrifty Payless, INC, 30 Hunter Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 3, 2017. 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 Connie Tran. FBN No. 2017-0001352. Published May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Impact Family Office, 1224 Coast Village Circle, Suite 11, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Impact First Financial, LLC, 1224 Coast Village Circle, Suite 11, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 10, 2017. 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 Connie Tran. FBN No. 2017-0001425. Published May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Musicology Santa Barbara, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Allison Wanberg, 27602 Silver Creek Drive, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 11,
2017. 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. 2017-0001437. Published May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Alice Brophy Fashion Stylist, 1410 Chino Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101. Alice Richardson, 1410 Chino Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 1, 2017. 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN No. 2017-0001317. Published May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT: The following person(s) has (have) abandoned the use of the Fictitious Business Name(s): Next Chapter SB Properties, 1482 East Valley Road #300, åSanta Barbara, CA 93108. Robert Pavloff, 1482 East Valley Road #300, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Gregory Pavloff, 1482 East Valley Road #300, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was originally filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on February 29, 2016. 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 Connie Tran, filed May 1, 2017. Original FBN No. 2016-0000594. Published May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 17CV01875. To all interested parties: Petitioners Domingo Ramirez and Zoraya Ivonne Pamela Elias filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name of child from Ronnie D. Ramirez to Ronnie Ramirez. 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 May 10, 2017 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: June 21, 2017 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7 ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF SECOND AMENDED PLANTIFF’S CLAIM AND ORDER TO GO TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT: CASE No. 16CV05629. Notice to Defendant David Willows: You have been sued by Plaintiff: Manual Teoyotl Vargas (DBA 805-Lath & Plastering). You and the plaintiff must go to court on July 6, 2017, at 1:30 pm in Department 3 at the Santa Barbara Superior Court, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you lose, the court can order that your wages, money, or property be taken to pay this claim. Bring witnesses, receipts, and any evidence you need to prove your case. The plaintiff claims the defendant owes $7,380 for work performed at 6693 Del Playa Drive in Goleta, CA. Filed May 18, 2017, by Sarah Sisto, Deputy Clerk. Published May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2017.
SEEN (Continued from page 14) Women’s Fund Steering Committee co-chairs Nancy Harter and Laurie Tumbler on either side of event chair Carrie Lundquist
Hostess Loren Booth with speaker Elizabeth Gilbert and interviewer Pico lyer at the pre-Granada appearance reception for the Producers’ Circle of UCSB’s Art & Lectures
tic. Her world has certainly widened since growing up on a small, family Christmas tree farm in Connecticut. She has touched many people’s lives with her self-help books.
Fork & Cork This is the 4th annual Fork & Cork Classic put on to benefit the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. They do an impressive job providing nourishment and education with a network of more than 300 member non-profit partners. In our county, one in four people receive food support from the Foodbank. That’s more than 146,198 unduplicated people of whom nearly 35 percent are children. Last year, the Foodbank distributed 10 million pounds of food – half of which was fresh produce. Erik Talkin is CEO of the fabulous group, and Barry Spector is chair of the board of trustees. Since Erik took the job nine years ago, he has worked to make the nutritional quality of the food excellent. This day, there were about 400 folks gathered at The Fess Parker, inside instead of out, because of the rain. They were all enjoying sips from 20 different wineries, bars, and breweries, and bites from a dozen restaurants. It was truly a premier showcase of culinary artists and vintners by many of the county’s top restaurants and wineries. Platinum sponsors were Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation and Cox Communications.
The Modern Masters honorees were Jasper and Brook Eiler, Archie McLaren, and Jessica Foster. Eilers are produce distributors called Harvest Santa Barbara providing produce to everyone from restaurant chefs to children in school cafeterias. They donate to Foodbank. Archie founded the Central Coast Wine Classic promoting the region’s wine to the world. The Classic has raised more than $2.5 million to benefit nonprofits including the Foodbank. Jessica has Jessica Foster Confections; she has contributed her time and chocolates to many of our nonprofits. As someone said, “Foodbank is the work of a million angels.” Donors of dollars or produce are always needed. For information, call (805) 967 5741.
Women’s Fund “Changing Lives Together” is the Women’s Fund standard, and that
The Fork & Cork honorees Jasper and Brook Eiler, Archie McLaren, and Jessica Foster
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Recipients of the Women’s Fund checks were (front row): Dr. Patricia Madrigal PEAC; executive director Charles Anderson; executive director Jennifer Freed, Ph.D. AHA!; chief executive officer Steven Elson, Ph.D. Casa Pacifica; (back) Valerie Kissell executive director, Noah’s Anchorage; Amy Alzina, Accelerated Reader Program; executive vice president Rosa Paredes, St. Vincent’s; and John Fowler, CEO and president for Peoples’ Self-Help Housing
is what these women do. They pool their funds in a completely unique way, research critical community needs, and then vote on which groups receive that year’s funds. The annual dispersal of funds happens every spring. We filled the Reagan Room at The Fess Parker More Fork and Cork gang: Leslie Velez from the Foodbank; Mossin Sugich, the new Yacht Club chef; Ursula Santana, in charge of the silent auction; and Todd Atkins, wine chair
and first learned of the winners as the afternoon progressed. Steering co-chair Nancy Harter told us, “This is the largest group ever, with 104 more members than last year. Today, we are giving the most ever: $485,000 from 747 women.” Since it was founded in 2004, the Women’s Fund has touched 86 local nonprofits including 95,000 women, children, and families. There is no paid staff and no fundraisers. She thanked Carrie Lundquist for chairing today’s event. You can become an individual member by contributing $2,500 in a calendar year. You receive one vote for every $2,500 contribution. Or become a group member by joining other women who collectively contribute $2,500 in a year. Each group receives • The Voice of the Village •
Women’s Fund Group captain’s liaison Stina Hans and Shelley Hurst, Steering Committee co-chair for the coming year
one vote, and there is no size limit to groups. If you’re interested, go to www.womensfundsb.org. Research committee co-chair Irene Stone told us, “We approach agencies. They do not come to us.” They are thoroughly researched, including their financials throughout the year. Irene’s co-chair Mary Genis introduced the winners. They were the Accelerated Reader Program; AHA! (Attitude, harmony, achievement); Casa Pacifica; Channel Islands YMCA, Noah’s Anchorage; Domestic Violence Solutions; PEAC (Program for effective access to college); Peoples’ SelfHelp Housing; and St. Vincent’s. The stories the directors tell are both heart-wrenching and heart-warming. Steering co-chair Laurie Tumbler is hoping they can raise $500,000 for next year. The funding total since Carol Palladini founded the group in 2004 is more than $6 million. And then it was time to celebrate with a wine and goodies reception in the rotunda. •MJ 1 – 8 June 2017
MISCELLANY (Continued from page 36) “I didn’t want to survive. I’d rather have been gone and be with him.” Tanya credited the celebrity psychic with helping her move on from her loss. “I think that having Tyler come over, and it was only two months after Alan passed away and I was still so broken... I hadn’t showered in a week, I was in my robe and that’s basically what I lived in, and it was that first step forward – and I think that’s what we all have to do.” Amazingly, in the months leading up to his shocking demise, Alan himself had sat down for a reading with the psychic, who had warned him to be proactive about his heart health. “We did talk about it, because we were planning on having a baby together, so my husband had to go in for a full physical and he had the cleanest bill of health. Who would have thought? That’s what makes it so crazy: you see him with Tyler, he looks so good, he looks so healthy.” Tanya also recounted Alan’s last words to her on the day he died: “This was a man who told me 40 minutes before the ambulance picked him up that he wanted to come home and have chicken with extra gravy, watch lots of TV, and how about a little sex, and my last words to him were ‘Deal, I love you. I’ll see you tonight.’” On Their Pest Behavior Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History was teeming with insects maniacs as it opened its newest exhibition, Bugs...Outside the Box. More than 350 guests, many of them inquisitive children, had the chance to examine all the intricacies of the bug world without a microscope, featuring a literal army of giant insect sculptures by Lorenzo Possenti. The new show, which had every-
Luke Swetland, SBNHM president & CEO; in the exhibition of insects with a replica of a Magellan Birdwing butterfly in the background enjoyed by Anita Gayiola, Paulette Jensen, James Joyce III, district director for senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (photo by Priscilla)
Luke Swetland greeting Lani and Joe Wolford with Alex Fraira of D.J. Catering (photo by Priscilla)
one crawling with excitement, also features some of our tony town’s most amazing insects, straight from the museum’s extensive collections, zoomed in, printed large, and presented art-gallery style. “This is a great opportunity for people of all ages to appreciate and learn about the smaller things all around us that normally go unnoticed,” says Matthew Gimmel, the museum’s curator of entomology. “After all, insects make up over twothirds of all animals on Earth... They can be hugely destructive pests or be amazingly beneficial as pollinators or predators.” As well as a touch zone, which lets visitors handle enlarged insect body
In front of a European Stagwing beetle are Lucie Gimmel, scientific imaging specialist; Catherine, Matt Gimmel, SBNHM curator of entomology; Frank Hein, director of exhibits; and Elizabeth Musson with children Zoe and Gavin (photo by Priscilla)
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Terri Sheridan, SBNHM librarian; with grandaughter Kaiani and daughter Mali Sheridan at the bug deli station (photo by Priscilla)
parts, there are magnification stations that allow guests to test-magnification as high as 400x. Food-wise, attendees could also feast on curry-and-lemon flavored grasshoppers, an opportunity I eschewed for more traditional Mexican fare. The exhibit runs through September 10. Honorable Oprah Montecito’s most famous resident, Oprah Winfrey, says fulfillment comes by serving others. The author, actress, and former TV talk-show host addressed more than 600 graduates at historic Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and was one of five women who received an honorary degree from the women’s liberal arts school. Oprah, 63, told the graduates to “shift the paradigm to service and the rewards will come.” She said empowerment comes from understanding that there’s an “alignment between who you are and what you do.” One of Smith’s graduating students,
There are moments, above all on June evenings, when lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth. – Charles Morgan
Morgan Mpungose, attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, a boarding school the media mogul opened in 2007 for financially challenged girls near Johannesburg, South Africa. Fond Farewell On a personal note, I remember the actress Dina Merrill, who died at her home in The Hamptons on Long Island aged 93. I first met Dina, daughter of the fabulously wealthy cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and Wall Street stockbroker E.F. Hutton, at New York publisher Malcolm Forbes’s legendary 70th birthday 800-guest party at his Palais Mendoub in Tangier, Morocco, in 1989. Dina, who grew up at Mar-a-Lago – now an exclusive country club owned by president Donald Trump – and sailing on the legendary 360-ft Sea Cloud, the family yacht, was with her husband, Ted Hartley, an actor and investment banker. The actress, who starred on Broadway and in films such as The Sundowners, Operation Petticoat, and Butterfield 8 with Elizabeth Taylor, was a most dignified, genteel individual, who will be much missed. Ironically, I then dined at Mar-aLago a number of times, given another late English friend, Dame Celia Farris, was a member and lived nearby in the former mansion of Consuelo Vanderbilt, who had lived in great splendor at Blenheim Palace as the Duchess of Marlborough. One particularly memorable evening we were dining with the late Princess Diana’s cousin, Bobby Spencer, and were joined by Trump as we watched Diana’s notorious BBC TV interview with Martin Bashir, when she bitterly complained about “three” in the marriage being too many. I was last there for the wedding of Trump’s ex, Ivana, to Italian toyboy Rossano Rubicondi, in April 2008, a decidedly hot, humid, and much over-hyped occasion, which I covered for my then-column in the News-Press. Sightings: Rocker Carlos Santana noshing at the Cold Spring Tavern... Former Dallas Cowboy Troy Aikman sashaying on State Street...Food Network host Marc Summers checking out the scene at Ca’Dario Pip! Pip! Readers with tips, sightings and amusing items for Richard’s column should email him at richardmin firstname.lastname@example.org or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal. To reach Priscilla, email her at pris email@example.com or call 969-3301 •MJ MONTECITO JOURNAL
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THURSDAY, JUNE 1 Adams’s Eve: Prisoner of Love – Ryan Adams was just 19 when he formed Whiskeytown, an early alt-country band whose debut album Faithless Street easily won over critics, several of whom declared the band the savior of the genre. But while the group itself imploded within a few years, Adams went on to establish a successful and prolific solo career that drew on the so-called No Depression approach only as an occasional resting place as Adams veered between catchy poprock songs, garage rock, and heartwrenching singer-songwriter styles. His most recent effort, Prisoner, came out in February, and, like nearly all of its predecessors, enjoyed positive notices, including one that said the album “functions as a balm for bad times,” beginning with the artfully pleading if crunchy “Do You Still Love Me?”. Adams is headed our way for a show at the Granada Theatre tonight that, if prior concerts are any indication, looks to span his whole solo career, including selections from 2000’s Heartbreaker – which was re-released as a doubledisc last year – in front a modestly decorated set. Which is as it should be for an artist whose original focus was entirely on the music. Opening is Karen Elson, a former fashion model whose 2010 Nashville-recorded debut
album The Ghost Who Walks was produced by Jack White. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $44 to $74 INFO: 8992222 or www.granadasb.org Meetup of Meetups – The Sandbox serves as host for StartupSB’s gathering aimed at connecting and growing the tech, creative, and mobile community in Santa Barbara. A variety of Santa Barbara-area meetup organizers in the appropriate channels will talk briefly about their group, their upcoming events, and the future of the group before all participate in a casual discussion about new potential meetup group opportunities, collaborations, and more. Each organizer will have up to three minutes (and no more than three slides). The evening will also feature the opportunity to network and develop stronger connections and partnerships to benefit the greater Santa Barbara community. Already committed are StartupSB (Kyle Ashby), Santa Barbara User Experience Group (J.J Kercher). Lean Startup Circle (Navjot Brar), SBAgile (Mai Torralba and Karen Madler) and BioHackSB (Mark Schulbach), with many others expected to participate. Beer and wine will be provided. WHEN: 6 pm WHERE: The Sandbox Santa Barbara, 414 Olive Street COST: free INFO: www.
FRIDAY, JUNE 2 In Blaine Sight – It’s not hyperbole to say that David Blaine more or less revitalized if not revolutionized modern magic, having mesmerized audiences on the street, on stages, and on TV, via nine prime-time specials that would likely have astounded even Houdini. The magician, illusionist, and stunt artist produced and directed his original television special Street Magic when he was just 23, a show that which Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller called “the best TV magic special ever done” and prompted The New Yorker to proclaim “he saved magic.” Blaine’s ensuing TV specials have seen him encased inside a six-ton block of ice for three days, standing atop a 100-ft-tall pillar in Bryant Park for 36 hours without a safety net, enduring 44 days inside a transparent box in London consuming nothing but water, and undergoing having 1 million volts discharged at him continuously for 72 hours from seven Tesla coils. Blaine also spent one week submerged in a sphereshaped aquarium at Lincoln Center, before breaking the world record for breath holding live on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where he held his breath for over 17 minutes. Now, Blaine is out on the road (as opposed to being buried in it, as with an early weeklong stunt in New York City ) for his first-ever North American tour, 40 dates in all, including what will be just its third stop tonight at the Granada Theatre. The tour is an experiment in and of itself, as it will evolve as it moves across the country with Blaine pushing limits and attempting new feats for the first time live in front of his audiences, an interactive experience that – like nearly all of his “tricks” – almost assuredly will both shock and amuse. Either way, for any fan of magic, it’s not to be missed. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $35 to $87.50 INFO: 899-2222 or www.granadasb.org
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SATURDAY, JUNE 3 Horse Show & Tack Sale – Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center hosts its 27th annual Student Horse Show & Tack Sale showcasing riders of all ages and capabilities, a fun-filled day that celebrates the organization’s student riders as they proudly demonstrate their equitation skills before a cheering crowd of supporters, family, and friends. This year’s event includes a special salute honoring U.S. veterans, a therapeutic riding demonstration by Hearts staff, games, a children’s play area, and several equitation and obstacle classes for Hearts’s students to highlight their accomplishments. The San Marcos High School choir will kick off the show by singing the national anthem. A Mexican-style lunch will be available ($10 for adults, $5 children), while an information tent area for the public will include wine and drinks available for purchase. Meanwhile, the simultaneous tack sale offers gently used, donated items, from saddles, bridles, and boots to britches and blankets. All funds raised will benefit Hearts’s mission to inspire, strengthen, and motivate people of all ages and capabilities through equine assisted activities. WHEN: 9 am to 4 pm WHERE: 4420 Calle Real COST: free INFO: 964-1519 or www.heartsriding.org
mapado.com/en/santa-barbara/meetthe-meetups FRIDAY, JUNE 2 Dub-ble Your Pleasure – Easy Star All-Stars, the reggae collective with a rotating roster of musicians and singers, was founded 20 years ago by Michael Goldwasser, Eric Smith, Lem Oppenheimer, and Remy Gerstein, the founders of New York City-based Easy Star Records. Over the ensuing two decades, the band has mostly recorded and performed reggae covers of famous albums by legendary acts, beginning with 2003’s Dub Side of the Moon, a reggae-fied version of Pink Floyd’s classic The Dark Side of the Moon. Just as Floyd’s disc enjoyed unparalleled success on the pop charts, Dub Side stayed on the reggae charts for more than seven years. Next up was Radiodread, a song-by-song cover of Radiohead’s OK Computer, followed by their treatment of The Beatles’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (which just this week enjoyed its own re-release in a 50th anniversary remastered special edition), and Thrillah, Easy Star’s cover of Michael Jackson’s best-seller. The band has also recorded and performed its own original material, just not with as much success. The band is gearing up to head into the studio later this year to follow up on Thrillah with a new tribute album, but the specific album they are paying tribute to has not yet been revealed – though maybe there will be a special sneak preview when the Easy Star All-
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Stars venture into Velvet Jones tonight. WHEN: 9 pm WHERE: Velvet Jones, 423 State St. COST: $20 INFO: 9658676 or www.velvet-jones.com SATURDAY, JUNE 3 Wong Time – Stand-up comic Ali Wong’s early show at the Granada Theatre tonight is already sold out. That’s what’s been happening across the country as the no-holdsbarred humorist has filled venues to capacity in cities much larger than ours, due to Wong’s sharp rise in popularity following last May’s release of her Netflix special Ali Wong: Baby Cobra. The show was filmed in 2015, when she became the first comedian to record a stand up special while seven months pregnant, but the bigger appeal was her ability to delve into graphic dirty jokes and take a raw approach to such topics as racism, sexism, her own sex appeal, and even her own earlier miscarriage. Her rants and raves should seem even more shocking in the Granada’s opulent environs. WHEN: 7 & 9:30 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $39.75 to $59.75 INFO: 899-2222 or www.granadasb.org SATURDAY, JUNE 3 Sip, Shop, Discover – Findings Market is a curated marketplace in Santa Barbara featuring more than 30 local artisans ranging from apparel and accessories to ceramics, apothecary, home, and lifestyle goods. 1 – 8 June 2017
SUNDAY, JUNE 4 Boards to Beats – As a teenager, Tommy Guerrero was one of the prominent members of the Bones Brigade, Powell Peralta’s professional skateboarding team that was successful during the 1980s. He was well-known for his relaxed style of street skateboarding, which showed up all over the San Francisco-filmed videos Future Primitive, The Search for Animal Chin, Public Domain, and Ban This. After his success in the world of skateboarding, Guerrero – who grew up playing music and is an accomplished bassist and guitarist whose influences are as diverse as John Coltrane, Bad Brains, Joy Division, and Gabor Szabo – decided to pursue his musical interests. Starting as a member of the skate rock band Free Beer and the experimental group Jet Black Crayon, his recent energy has been toward his work as a solo artist – including a number of albums, EPs, and singles that incorporate a blend of genres, from rock and hip hop to funk, soul, and jazz. Guerrero’s latest album is called Too Good, a title that shares his initials. While a skateboard remains in his logo, we don’t expect any streetwise tricks in downtown Goleta when Guerrero performs at the Mercury Lounge. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Mercury Lounge, 5871 Hollister Avenue, Goleta COST: call INFO: 967-0907
The one-day festival takes place at the Waterline in The Funk Zone alongside The Guilded Table, Topa Topa Brewing Co, Lama Dog Tap Room & Bottle Shop, The Nook, and Fox Wine Co. Among the events are a pre-market “Sip and Sweat” with Lululemon and Topa Topa Brewing Co, a free beachside yoga class from 10 to 11 am, Build Your Own Bag Workshop with Bed Stu, and Create Your Own Custom Jewels with Jules by the Sea at The Guilded Table. The musical lineup includes The Brambles and Skin & Bones, with a DJ performing at the 7 to 9 pm after party. WHEN: 11 am to 6 pm WHERE: 120 Santa Barbara St. COST: free INFO: 845-1482 or www.guildedtable.com SUNDAY, JUNE 4 ArtSEE 3 – The new exhibition at Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara’s Art at the JCC is a twofer. Today only, there’s ArtSEE, a 100-piece “grid wall” display of original 10” x 10” abstract artworks, created and donated by Abstract
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Art Collective (AAC) members and offered for sale at $100 each in a benefit for SEE International, which receives 100 percent of the proceeds. But also on display is a juried exhibition of larger abstract works by AAC members curated by Daniel Barnett, academy director/ art instructor, Visual Arts and Design Academy, Santa Barbara High School. TheArtSEE exhibit includes a wide range of abstract media – painting, assemblage/collage, printmaking, photography, and digital art – as the genre encompasses as many processes as there are artists. Twentyfive percent of sales from the juried pieces will be donated to benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara’s community programs. Today’s reception offers the first chance to view and perhaps purchase works in either section, plus live music and appetizers. WHEN: Reception 2 to 4:30 today; exhibit continues through August 18 WHERE: 524 Chapala St. COST: free INFO: 9571115 or www.jewishsantabarbara. org/art-at-the-jcc •MJ
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Mehta at the Museum – Ventura Music Festival’s (VMF) artistic director Nuvi Mehta, who is known for his onstage interactions with artists and sharing his humor and knowledge with festival audiences – is also director of Special Projects for the San Diego Symphony, where he launched the ensemble’s Symphony Exposed Concerts – a hugely popular multimedia concert series that introduces non-aficionados to classical music. At today’s free event, Mehta will spin music and stories about the people and developments of American classical music, including the impact of European composers, the importance of jazz, the landmark contribution of Gershwin, and more, including a conversation with Ojai’s John Biggs, the fiercely independent composer of numerous accessible, emotionally rich classical pieces. The event also serves as a teaser for the upcoming VMF in July, when featured performers include Michael Feinstein, the piano duo Anderson & Roe, jazz legend Roger Kellaway, Perla Batalla’s tribute to Leonard Cohen, and the classical-pop trio Simply Three. WHEN: 3 pm WHERE: Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura COST: free INFO: 648-3146 or www.venturamusicfestival.org
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SPIRITUALITY (Continued from page 31) to go in a room for two hours by myself and work on a book. But not everybody likes that. Katie loves to teach and interact. She’s much more outgoing. She can do it all day, while I’m only good for an hour. I’m a sprinter, she’s a marathoner. The more you can focus on the things you most love to do also inspires others to do that. What are your thoughts about the nexus between personal growth and spirituality? I got into them at the same time. My wake-up experience came in my 20s when I had a vision of myself that was different, an experience of pure consciousness. I was studying at Stanford, and I was working so hard I thought was going out of my mind. So, I started doing Transcendental Meditation and it made a huge difference. I had a place to go 20 minutes twice a day to experience pure consciousness. That made me more of a spiritual person in that I realize we all have that inside us. I still meditate twice a day every day since 1973, and gradually I began to feel that field of pure consciousness, access it at every moment, while everything else is going on. It’s very delicious and practical to have. A lot of people think you have to go outside your body to have a spiritual experience, but I go the other way. I think we just need to clear everything out of the way to experience it. Going back, you are one of the pioneers in the personal growth field. What do you make of changes in the field, particularly in that you are academically trained, which is not true of most in the field now? I have mixed feelings. There’s a lot of people out there doing things they’re not really skilled at. They may not have a grounding in integrity. That’s a problem. On the other hand, some of the most valuable ones don’t have a big academic background. So, I’ll put it this way: I’m glad I had the traditional academic background, not because it taught me things I couldn’t learn other ways, but because it taught me a reverence for data and research, and gave me the grounding of how to operate in integrity. If I’m creating something brand-new, I want to make sure it’s based on sound principals. (People should approach personal growth practitioners) with eyes as well as hearts wide open. June’s Conscious Networking Event & Expo is the first under a new format, which not only represents an altered title but also a shifted approach. The networking/marketplace portion of the gathering has been expanded to two hours (6 to 8 pm) and retitled as the Consciousness Expo, and will now feature free admission and be fully open to the public to network and connect with the community’s resources for health, conscious living,
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community building, and environmental well-being. Among the exhibitors, vendors, and sponsors who have committed to participating in the June 2 event are Habitat for Humanity, La Casa de Maria, Impact Hub SB, Paradise Found, SB Body Therapy Institute, Makes 3 Organics, Kotuku Elixir Bar, JuicePlus, Relationship N’ You Seminar, PATH Santa Barbara, The Bridge Within, BodyWisdom, Marilyn O’Malley, Love Metamorphosis, Water With Life, Pruvit, Montecito Urban Farms, and Empowerment Holdings, with many others expected to also be on hand. The presentation portion, now called Speaker Symposium and Musical Program, begins at 8 pm and carries a $30 admission. Kicking things off is a performance by singer-songwriter Elisa Rose, whose style merges pop, folk, and electronica and whose upcoming debut album is titled Breath & Bones. June’s event is also the final one at Unity before relocating to UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Hall, which has more than twice the capacity. Visit www.sbconsciousnessnetwork.com.
Joining the “Jewels” Santa Barbara BodhiPath Center resident teacher Dawa Tarchin Phillips begins a new three-week course this Thursday evening, June 1. “The Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha” represent the three cornerstones of the modern spiritual path, operating as sources of reliable guidance and protection in times of confusion and personal strife. Each session – held 7 to 9 pm on June 1, June 15, and June 29 – will features meditation and a talk focusing on a different topic: Buddha as the universal principle of the teacher and source of timeless wisdom; Dharma as the universal principle of the teaching and the practical tools for awakening and transformation; and Sangha as the universal principle of the conscious community and the social infrastructure providing needed support and inspiration. By donation. Info at www.bodhipath.org/sb.
Seeding with Music Medicine Yoga Soup’s programming and events coordinator Britta Gudmunson and partner Ben Gould are embarking on a community choir leadership training, with plans to employ that education toward forming a community chorus in Santa Barbara. The pair are hosting a fundraising event to seed the heart-based community chorus at Yoga Soup, where they’ll be joined by fellow local music-makers Lisa G Littlebird, Patra Arnold, and IshmielLounsbury. The evening of musical ceremony, concert and singing in community takes place 7 to 9:30
pm on Friday, June 2. Admission is $15 in advance, or $20 on Friday. No prior singing experience is needed. Also new at Yoga Soup is Timothy Tillman’s Somatic Meditation, offered from 7:45 to 8:45 am Thursdays. Whether you’re new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, you’re invited to center and find clarity as the sun comes up with a body-centered meditation practice led by somatic therapist Tillman. By donation. Gudmunson also offers her free monthly Holistic Nourishment talk the following weekend, from 1 to 2 pm on Saturday, June 10, when the heart-based nourishment coach’s topic will be “Habit of Hydration: Why water is our best medicine”. This Saturday, the venue hosts The Expressed Woman, a transformative in-person mini-retreat for women only to experience yoga, exploration around your unique expression, sisterhood, inspiring speakers, guest facilitators, and a day of nourishing connection. The free event, held 9 am to 2:30 pm on June 3, is led by Yoga Soup teacher Melanie Elkin. Find detailed information on the event’s comprehensive website at www.mela nieelkin.com/expressed-woman. Yoga Soup is located at 28 Parker Way. Call 965-8811 or visit www.yoga soup.com
Medicinal Herb Walk Learn about the medicinal and edible weeds of Santa Barbara while enjoying fresh air and reconnecting with nature with Active Alchemy’s Medicinal Herb Walk. This month’s hike – which takes place 10 am to noon on Saturday, June 3 – explores the Rattlesnake Canyon’s creek banks, where participants can enjoy the bounty of herbs along its trails while learning about the folk, magical, medicinal, and culinary uses of the specific herbs, trees, and shrubs that grow in our own backyard. How to identify which plants are safe will be taught, along with ethical wild crafting and easyto-make herbal remedies for everyday ailments. Dogs and kids are welcome with adult supervision. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 for two; $20 for students, seniors, and veterans; and free for children under the age of 12. Active Alchemy’s mission is to teach essential self-care practices to help connect you to yourself, your land, and your community. July’s hike is at Steven’s Park, while August’s event will explore the Ellwood Bluffs and Butterfly Reserve. Info and reservations at www.eventbrite.com
NVC Convention, Continued A new book study group has been formed as a follow-up to last month’s
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annual Non-Violent Communication conference. NVC is a clear and effective model, founded and developed by Marshall Rosenberg, for communicating in a way that is cooperative, conscious, and compassionate as opposed to confrontational or conflict-filled. Via taking stock of our own deeper needs and those of others, we can more clearly articulate what “is alive in us” and communicate what is being observed, felt, needed, and wanted, rather than on diagnosing and judging. Lesley Weinstock, a physician’s assistant, functional/Integrative medicine health coach who also facilitates Family Constellations (as reported in last week’s column), teams with Catherine Cooley, an NVC mediator and coach for the Conflict Solutions Center, to explore how to put into practice those concepts, the principles in Rosenberg’s popular book, Non Violent Communication, a Language of Compassion. Practice integrating NVC into everyday life at the group’s meeting 4 to 6 pm this Sunday, June 4, at 7284 Fordham Place, Goleta. The meeting – which are open to all levels of NVC practitioners and includes a check-in, book study, and practice – continue every first and third Sunday of the month. Tea and cookies will be provided, and attendees should feel free to bring a snack to share. By donation. For more details or reservations (requested), contact Weinstock at lesleyweinstock@ yahoo.com or 212-0052, or Cooley at email@example.com or 252-6406.
Awe Explored Dr. Robert C. Richard, the co-founder of the Science and Religion Study Group, dives into an exploration of the phenomenon of awe on Monday night for the group’s last monthly meeting before its summer hiatus. In “Experiencing Awe: An Opening to the Transcendent”, Dr. Richards will examine the experiences that people describe as being “filled with awe,” which, though fairly common, has been little studied by the scientific community. He’ll address such questions as, “What is awe?”, “How might awe be related to transcendent realities and experiences of God?”, and “Is this a uniquely human phenomenon?” Dr. Richard, who holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and advanced degrees in theology and pastoral counseling, will explore awe via an experiential use of visual aids and sharing. The 7 to 8:30 pm event held Monday in the Guild Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street, is open to the public via voluntary offering. Email Dr. Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6805590. •MJ 1 – 8 June 2017
REAL ESTATE (Continued from page 19) temporary tennis court estate, and next to mostly larger and more expensive homes. The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home boasts vaulted, open-beam ceilings, an office, formal dining room, and an open concept kitchen. Upstairs, a spacious master suite with bathroom and walk-in closet gives way to an ocean-view terrace. Drought-tolerant landscaping, proximity to shopping and dining, and the 2,700+/- sq ft of living space make this an interesting opportunity. Additionally, the property is located in the Montecito Union School District and is just blocks to the beach. 2979 Eucalyptus Hill Road: $2,750,000 A private driveway leads to this newly listed, single-level home on nearly an acre, offering privacy throughout. This home is approximately 4,200 sq-ft in size and offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a formal living room, two family rooms, a formal dining room, and a remodeled cook’s kitchen featuring Wolf appliances. Additionally, there are three zones of heating and air conditioning, a walk-in safe in the master suite, in-home sound system, and an industrial-sized power generator. The front and back yards offer complete privacy, a newly redone entertainment deck, numerous fruit trees, rose garden, drought-tolerant plants, and mature landscaping. Private sitting areas, planting boxes, and a pathway leading to a gazebo add to the charm of this property. 1701 East Valley Road: $2,995,000 This is a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom farmhouse-style home located near the Knollwood tennis club. The 1.1-acre property features a private driveway, swimming pool, and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest cabana, all within the Montecito Union School District. The main home includes 2,442 sq-ft of living space, with a master bedroom that features a fireplace, walk-in closets, and French doors that give access to the pool and patio. The kitchen has good natural light and a breakfast nook.
There is also a separate private office that includes a built-in workstation, multiple skylights, and a half-bath. Surrounding the house, there is a brick patio with a built-in barbecue, mature oaks, and additional drought-tolerant landscaping. The guest cabana has its own separate entrance from the driveway and a private patio. 1360 East Valley Road: $2,995,000 This custom-built home near the upper village is in the Montecito Union School District and blends Spanish & Italian architectural themes in more than 4,300 sq-ft of living space. Private and gated, the home features white stucco, Saltillo tile floors, hand-carved wood beams, ornate wroughtiron work, imported tile, and arching paned windows. Upstairs is a master suite, two additional bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outside the home, the central courtyard with fountain provides a cozy outdoor room off the kitchen and living room. Grounds include fruit trees, gardens, lawn, and a side stone patio off the kitchen and formal dining room. Additionally, there is a basement workshop, gated access to the home, four fireplaces, a six-burner dual oven range, LED exterior lighting, new water heater, and more. •MJ For more information on any of these listings or to have me arrange a showing with the listing agents, please contact me directly at Mark@Villagesite.com or call/text (805) 6982174. View my website, www.MontecitoBestBuys.com, from which this article is based.
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