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The best things in life are

BRILLIANT THOUGHTS

FREE 26 July – 2 Aug 2018 Vol 24 Issue 30

The Voice of the Village

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Look at the bright side: Ashleigh Brilliant’s contemplations full of good cheer, p. 33

LETTERS, P. 8 • CALENDAR OF EVENTS, P. 42 • OPEN HOUSES, P. 44

FEAST FOR THE SENSES

THIS YEAR’S MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST FESTIVAL GALA IS DEDICATED TO THE SANTA BARBARA AND MONTECITO COMMUNITY, AS QUINTET OF ALUMNI SUPERSTARS PERFORM IN HAHN HALL AFTER ELEGANT AL FRESCO DINNER, AND CONCLUDES WITH “RHAPSODY IN BLUE”, PLAYED BY AWARD-WINNING YOUNG PIANIST MICAH MCLAURIN (STORY BEGINS ON PAGE 21)

Re-examining FEMA Map

Mineards Miscellany

Fiesta Finale

Debris flow victims “just want to get through the pipeline and start rebuilding,” says Flood Control District engineering manager, p. 13

Thanks to former Miss Alabama (and now jeweler) Tara Gray, SB Barbara Polo Club’s Pacific Coast Open has 14-carat ring to it, p. 6

Images of Cyd Charisse and Ricardo Montalban featured in Profant Foundation for the Arts’ popular Fiesta ender on Sunday, August 5, p. 14

Profile for Montecito Journal

Feast for the Senses  

Feast for the Senses  

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