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INSIDE THIS ISSUE 5 Guest Editorial

Bob Hazard breaks down the housing marketplace, which realtors assert is shifting to a buyer’s world; he also dissects sales, incentives, and traffic

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Michael Hammer; Hiroko’s opera cruise; Polo Training soirée; Fiesta kickoff; Gems of the Garden; MAW festival; Coral Casino; Matt Tyrnauer; Robert Skene Trophy; and Ellen’s estate;

8 Letters to the Editor

An assortment of correspondence from Journal readers such as Victoria Furst Hines, Michael Phillips, Clint Orr, Larry Bond, and Dale Lowdermilk

9 Brilliant Thoughts

Highs and lows: Ashleigh Brilliant asserts that even though disappointments outnumber pleasant surprises, the former provide more life lessons

10 Coming & Going

On the table: James Buckley reviews the “extraordinary” affair Our Common Table at MUS; plus journalist and author Sharyl Attkinsson

12 Village Beat

Update about roundabout; landscape designer Margie Grace; and Sherrif ’s Blotter

14 Seen Around Town

Lynda Millner reports on La Fiesta del Museo; Fun in the Sun kids at Music Academy of the West; and The Inn Crowd

18 This Week

MBAR; poetry; art gala; Spanish Nights; fishermen’s market; Science Tellers; Sadako Peace; Sea Sisters; kids movies; stuffed animals; MA Land Use; William Reynolds, MERRAG; Surf ‘n’ Suds; and book club

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Steven Libowitz catches up with Kate Bergstrom’s On the Verge; UCSB art; Fiesta update; and music in the air

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23 Spirituality Matters

Steven Libowitz chronicles the 5Rhythms; Crystal Stokes; Thepo Rinpoche; Bodhi path Q&A session; Conversation Masters; and Yoga Soup sounds

27 Real Estate

Mark Hunt returns to the fold with a trio of available properties from $5.9 million to $9.3M – all west of Toro Canyon in the 93108 ZIP code

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Upcoming events at the Music Academy include comic opera The Marriage of Figaro; Benjamin Dickerson; and additional affairs at the Music Academy

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34 Calendar of Events

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Guest Editorial

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

The Real Montecito Marketplace


ccording to broker Wendy Gragg, president of Montecito’s Distinctive Real Estate, many high-end buyers appear to be holding back from purchasing in Montecito, at least for the time being. Gragg sees the mid-year Montecito real estate market as slowly shifting from a seller’s market toward a buyer’s market. As more sellers list their homes, buyers are taking a “wait and see” approach, hoping prices may soften. Gragg expresses long-term confidence in the Montecito marketplace, noting that sellers with desirable properties still have the upper hand. However, recent buyers – though fewer in number than expected – seem increasingly willing to wait, negotiate, or submit “low-ball offers.”

Recent Sales and Listings

Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data as of July 30, 2018, shows that the number of home sales is down 34% for Montecito in 2018; total dollar volume sales are off 42%; and median price sales are off 16%. At the end of July… The $1-3 million real estate market has 47 active listings; 38 sold in 2018; 7 are in escrow. The $3-5 million market has 28 active listings; 19 sold in 2018; and 3 are in escrow. The $5-10 million market has 38 active listings; 7 sold in 2018; 2 are in escrow. The over-$10 million market has 20 active listings; 3 sold in 2018; 3 are in escrow.


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Southern California Edison (SCE) have lobbied governor Jerry Brown to limit their liability for future wild fires and to pass a bond measure If you have something you think Montecito should know about, or wish to respond to something requiring ratepayers to pay back the you read in the Journal, we want to hear from you. Please send all such correspondence to: Montecito Journal, Letters to the Editor, 1206 Coast Village Circle, Suite H, Montecito, CA. cost to finance wildfire settlements whether these utilities caused the fire 93108. You can also FAX such mail to: (805) 969-6654, or E-mail to or not. Governor Brown has just sent a bill to the floor of the legislature to limit their liability for future wildfires – those started after January 1, Construction at 2018. This would permit them to both the northwest shift the cost of fires to ratepayers corner of Olive and, most concerning, escape liability Mill and Coast Village roads is for the January 9 debris flow, which nearing an end, singularly impacted our community but serious disand which the California Insurance repair mars the Commission declared the proximate nearby roadway cause of the Thomas Fire. In addition, SCE is challenging in courts the law applied to wildfires which essentially says if a utility company starts a fire, they must pay for resulting damages. The courts have consistently upheld this law for over 20 years, yet their attempts his has gone on too long. Every and was told that my voice has been to overturn the law continues. PG&E day, the pot holes and trench- heard and has been forwarded to the just lost its challenge to this law es get worse at the bottom off Santa Barbara Public Works inspector, in the 2017 North Bay fires and Olive Mill Road and Coast Village who has contacted the vendor. It is SCE’s case to have claims against Road right in front of the construction really a shame that the builder and it dismissed will be heard in early of the new building on the corner. This contractor had not taken care of this October. intersection is a joke and needs to be situation months ago, every time they Many in Montecito have discovrepaired now. have dug new trenches and torn up ered their insurance is insufficient to My husband and I drive through the street once again. We all want to cover all the damages suffered from this intersection multiple times a day, get our community up and working the Thomas Fire and debris flow and and we both remark how it is tearing well again. must look to those who caused the up our tires and car suspension. There Victoria Furst Hines fire for relief. In addition to property are no signs warning motorists of the Montecito losses, no insurance company comhazards. Friends came for dinner and (Editor’s note: Can’t say we disagree pensates for the emotional cost these on their way home hit a pothole, got with your observation or your com- events have had on our lives. a flat tire, and it cost them over $300 plaint, other than noting that the January Governor Brown’s proposed legisfor a new tire. Now it seems everyone mud-and-debris flow didn’t help speed lation to transfer the costs resulting I mention this to has the same frustra- up construction at this critical corner. from wildfires to us will be voted tion: no warning signs, and potential Nevertheless, we too feel that more needs upon before the end of August: time damage to our/their cars. to be and can be done to keep this partic- is of the essence. Tell him that if a utilI have made multiple calls to the ularly critical roadway passable and safe ity causes a wildfire and subsequent City of Santa Barbara and the County, during the final building phase. A little debris flow that destroys people’s more conscientious attention and some homes and lives, it should be held much-needed repairs should take place responsible. now, if not sooner. – J.B.) Michael Phillips Montecito



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a young real estate broker. Two gems of advice became clear: 1) Minimize the downside, maximize the upside; and 2) When in negotiations you must, (there ain’t no other way to put it), have [gonads]. Is our president a male chauvinist gentleman? Absolutely. This is not to say that women are the weaker sex (heaven forbid, a demure woman these days), but political and war negotiations are slaughterhouses that require great swordsmanship. Think George Washington, Errol Flynn, or Zorro if you will. Yet at the end of the day, the pen is mightier than the sword. Clint Orr Santa Barbara

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In Noah Webster’s An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, (1787), he states, “In the formation of our Constitution the wisdom of all ages is collected, the legislators of antiquity are consulted, as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. In short, it is an empire of reason.” Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues, including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law, and government reform, as a senior legal Fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative, and Christopher Baldacci, a member of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation. In the face of Orwellian speech codes on campus – and with the help of advocacy groups like Speech First Inc., college students have been fighting to defend their First Amendment right to free speech. Now, they can count the Justice Department as one of their strongest allies. Earlier this year, the University of Michigan passed a policy that could punish students for making their peers feel offended. The Justice Department decided to weigh in, showing just how different the Trump Administration is from the one that preceded it. As attorney general Jeff Sessions recently told students at the Turning Point USA High School Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., the University of Michigan has set an improper “limitation on the right of Michigan students to be able to speak.” So last month, the Justice Department filed a “Statement of Interest” in a lawsuit that seeks to invalidate Michigan’s speech code. It’s the fourth such document it has

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here is no statistical proof, but I would hazard a guess that, in most people’s lives, the pleasant surprises are outnumbered by the disappointments. My own life is a case in point. The big happy surprises can be counted on one hand. The disappointments would require all the fingers, and perhaps most of the toes. But if you think in terms of learning experiences, some of the disappointments might turn out to be the more valuable. When I was a child of 10, living in Washington, D.C., comic books, of which I had a large collection, were among the most important things in my life. There was something magic about them, not just the characters and stories – whether the Walt Disney “cartoon” type, or the Captain Marvel “adventure” type – but even the advertisements, which often began with alluring words such as “Hey, Kids!” One such commercial message occupied the entire back page of many of those publications at that time. At the top was a large picture showing a boy looking excitedly through a large telescope, surrounded by a panorama of all the stars and planets and other objects he could supposedly see. The biggest words in the whole advertisement were FREE and TELESCOPE. There was plenty more, all in much smaller print. Actually, this ad was not selling telescopes at all. It was selling a book. But if you ordered the book, you would get the telescope with it – and the telescope was free. I had no great interest in the book. (You could get plenty of books in the library.) But I lusted madly for that free telescope. And finally, I filled in the coupon and sent it away, together with my $2. How eagerly I watched for that package! At last something came – but it didn’t look like a telescope. It looked like a book. It was a book. Where was the telescope? Frantically searching the wrapping, I found a tiny cardboard box. Inside it were two small pieces of glass, and a paper with some instructions on how to build your own telescope. Of course, I took a closer look at that tantalizing advertisement. Reading it more carefully, I saw, for the first time, that – in the small print – it did not actually say you would get a telescope. What it said was that you would get a “lens kit,” with “all the 2 – 9 August 2018

optical parts” for a telescope. Two pieces of glass! – despite all that astronomical hoopla! I knew I would never do anything with them. It was one of the great disappointments of my life. As I wrote much later in one of my Pot-Shots epigrams: “We can all learn from our failures: what I’ve learned is how much it hurts to fail.” But I need hardly tell you that the real lesson, which I took well to heart, was always to be skeptical of advertising and read the fine print. Sometimes even that won’t help, however, if the advertisers are clever enough. There was a mail-order ad that I believe prospered for years, offering an “engraved portrait of George Washington” for some tempting sum. Those who fell for it were rewarded by receiving back in the mail a two-cent stamp – which, of course, had George Washington’s head engraved on it.


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And there were other schemes, such as phony raffles, in which nothing ever got raffled. If anyone complained (and few people ever did), that person could simply be given back the price of his or her ticket. Nowadays, we have all kinds of “consumer protection” laws and agencies. But the fact that we still need them (actually now more than ever) only highlights some of the more regrettably unchanging aspects of human nature – particularly the tendency to prey upon the weak and vulnerable. In the movie Paper Moon, we see how Bible salesmen preyed on women whom (by studying the obituary columns) they knew to be recent widows. The grieving woman’s emotions could easily be exploited, by telling her that her late husband had ordered the Bible as a surprise for her, before he passed away. (Of course, he hadn’t yet paid for it.) But, despite my own sense of being cheated, I should tell you, in the interests of full disclosure, that the book I had ordered to get the “free telescope” turned out to be a surprisingly good one. It was called Wonders of Science Simplified, and it is still among my most treasured possessions. •MJ

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et’s call it “extraordinary,” as it certainly was out of the ordinary. I am referring to, of course, the recent Our Common Table event that occurred on the grounds of Montecito Union School on July 26. “We were worried we wouldn’t have enough food, and then the firefighters brought in thirty pounds of pulled pork that they’ve been cooking for eight hours,” recounts Alison Hardey, of Jeannine’s on Coast Village Road, one of the many people behind this effort. “You can talk about building the infrastructure of buildings and bridges, but it’s the infrastructure of the spirit that was built here,” echoes former Santa Barbara City councilman and mayor Hal Conklin. Alison was worried there wouldn’t be more than 40 people who’d show up, so she expressed elation at the large number of those who arrived by the hundreds. In trying to explain or at least understand why and how so many people responded, she speculates that “gratitude is just around the corner” after all Montecito has been through and that when that

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Joining Nina Terzian are (from left) captain Jeff Villarreal, paramedic Shawn Whilt, paramedic Alex Broumand (who says it’s pronounced “Paramagic”), firefighter Stephen Cochran, engineer Rod Walkup, paramedic Kurt Hickman, and firefighter Keith Powell; Montecito firefighters all

Organizers eventually ran out of tables to place end-to-end as an estimated 250 people showed up with food and drink to join their neighbors to enjoy an early dinner on the MUS terraces, all sponsored by the Lois & Walter Capps Project

corner is turned, “we can forgive the mountain and we can forgive all those things we could have done, should have done, and we can move ahead.”


Steven Bachman and his wife, retired MUS science teacher Marilyn Bachman, just returned from a river trip down the Duoro River; they rode their bicycles alongside the riverboat that took them from Spain to Portugal and pointed out that Portugal uses 4-inch-square cobblestones as “traffic calming” or “speed control” devices in virtually all the small towns. The roads are not only paved with these, but are purposely built as uneven surfaces, slowing traffic even more, suggesting Santa Barbara or even the parking area alongside Coast Village Road could benefit from considering cobblestones too. Marilyn proudly reports that her amateur winemaker husband and his winemaking partner, Bob Cummings, won a “Best In Show” first-place gold medal in the Santa Barbara County Fair for their 2015 “Tres Carreras” Merlot (so named because between Bob and Steven, there are “three Porsche Carreras in the family”)

Hannah-Beth Jackson’s district director James Joyce (“No relation,” he says, laughing), seen here with Gwyn Lurie, inspiration for the Our Common Table event having been held at MUS

Former Santa Barbara mayor Hal Conklin and Jeannine’s owner Alison Hardey give a well-earned “two thumbs up” to the hugely successful Our Common Table event held on the grounds of MUS on July 26

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Nina Terzian says she’s never seen so much good food in her life at a potluck event. “Everyone is enjoying their dishes; they’re eating with gusto; it feels good going down and I think we’re all happy,” she says. Todd Capps, son of Walter and Lois Capps, is executive director of the Lois & Walter Capps Project, a non-profit foundation that launched and sponsored the effort. The mis-

If you mean eating ice cream while in bed – then yes, that’s where the magic happens

sion, says Capps, is “connecting our community through essential and authentic dialog.” He reveals that MUS chair Gwyn Lurie is on the project’s board, along with chairman Conklin. “We see this,” Capps says, “as helping... in the face of chronic opposition... to get people to get to know their neighbors again. Creating

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Village Beat

The backyard of the home has been re-landscaped to bring the outdoors in

by Kelly Mahan Herrick

Kelly has been editor at large for the Journal since 2007, reporting on news in Montecito and beyond. She is also a licensed realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and is a member of Montecito and Santa Barbara’s top real estate team, Calcagno & Hamilton.

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he International Association of Professional Landscape Designers (ALPD) has recently named local landscape designer Margie Grace the 2018 Designer of the Year; the award is the highest honor in the landscape design industry. Grace, a landscape contractor who founded her own landscape design studio and construction company in 1982, is based out of a residential home on Sycamore Canyon Road; the property’s gardens were also recognized by ALPD, earning a Gold Award. “This is more than just a project to us,” Grace said during a recent visit to her homebased studio. “It’s also our home and we get to enjoy it.” Grace and co-founding partner Dawn Close manage the business, which employs a team of talented landscape architects, designers, and on-site construction crews. The team has conceived and constructed 350+ gardens in the western United States.

Margie Grace, founder of Grace Design Associates, has been named the 2018 Designer of the Year by the International Association of Professional Landscape Designers

Always aiming for a balance between beauty and practicality, Grace says she strives to extend the indoor living space outdoors, and her projects have ranged from intimate gardens to grand estates. Most recently, she has been design-

ing gardens on multiple mudslide-affected properties in Montecito, finishing two last week and actively working on three others. “Most of these properties suffered extensive damage to the gardens, but the houses survived,” she said. “I’m happy I can help bring beauty back to the area after such a disaster.” Grace began her work in 1982, helping clients maintain their gardens for many years before she started designing and building. Because the process of designing, building, and maintaining are all synchronized, she wanted her business to be a one-stop shop for everything related to landscaping. “Maintenance is cooked into the design, so we are looking at the functional items like grading, drainage, and irrigation, in addition to choosing

materials and artful things,” she said. “The process happens in a continuum.” The Sycamore Canyon home is located across from Lotusland, and Grace calls the gardens Lotusland South. “To me, that means distinct gardens, each organized around a theme, with a little whimsy and a lot of personality,” she said. Grace said the backyard of the house, which was purchased in 2015, looked like a park, with mature trees, perimeter screening, and ivy. “It is absolutely the right feel; it just needed to be low-water, low-maintenance, fire-resistive, and more user-friendly, oh, and beautiful!” she said. The team replaced the lawn with drifts of perennial grasses, and garden features include low broad




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La Fiesta Del Museo

by Lynda Millner

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very year, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum (SBHM) launches the Fiesta season with their party a couple weeks before the official Fiesta. They know how to do it and it just keeps getting better. If our Old Spanish Days roots come from Spain, it’s no wonder. After living near Sevilla for seven years, I can vouch that the Spanish know how to party. They do it with dry sherry (fino) and tapas instead of tacos and margaritas. And then there are the fabulous Andalucian horses and the biggest horse parade in the United States. Not to mention everyone dressing up in costumes. What’s not to love? The SBHM’s experienced chair was Sharon Bradford and her committee, plus the interim executive director Michael Redmon and deputy director Dacia Harwood. The invitation featured past official programs, which back in 1932 sold for a whopping 15 cents. By 1947, inflation struck and they cost all of 50 cents. The decora-

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tions were stunning in red and black with huge swaths of red fabric coming across the “ceiling” and red glasses at each place setting. Some of the patrons making this possible were Marlene and Warren Miller, Eleanor Van Cott, and John C. Woodward. The cocktail hour is held in the courtyard of the charming Covarrubias adobe with plenty of margaritas and fresh tacos being grilled along with a silent auction. You couldn’t find a more authentic Spanish/Mexican atmosphere if Hollywood had built it to order. The Junior Spirit of Fiesta

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significant drop of 28% in the number of homes sold.” According to Encell, the largest home sale in Montecito in 2018 was an East Valley Road estate that sold for $35 million. It had been on the market for 598 days and was initially listed for $52 million and then reduced to $45 million, asking. This was the second-largest home sale in Montecito history. There are at least three homes in Montecito listed for more than $15 million currently in escrow – one on East Valley Road, one on Picacho Lane, and another on San Ysidro Lane. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi recently sold their Wallace Frostdesigned Tuscan Villa on Hidden Valley Lane – which had been on the market for 466 days, initially listed for $45 million and reduced to $38 million – for $34 million. This was the third-largest home sale in Montecito history. A second DeGeneres-de Rossi home sale Ennisbrook sold for $11 million recently.

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It is in the best interest of the County to ease rebuilding permitting restrictions to restore property valuations in Montecito as quickly as possible. Those homeowners who choose to rebuild will be required to locate farther from creek beds and to raise foundation elevations at least two feet above 100-year-flood levels. Additionally, many rebuild owners are choosing to add new perimeter flood walls. Based on property tax assessment values of nearly $10 billion in residential property, Santa Barbara County officials had hoped that 2018 property tax collections might top $104 million. Montecito, with only 3% of the parcels in the County, is expected to provide 13% of the County’s $797 million in property tax revenues.

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Prospective Montecito buyers are becoming increasingly aware of traffic congestion as GPS systems reroute 101 commuters through Montecito, fraying our laid-back community. Relieving traffic congestion by re-opening a new 101 southbound on-ramp at Cabrillo Boulevard; restoring the five closed bridges on East Valley Road; and repairing and re-coating the local streets of Montecito are all tasks for Caltrans and the County as part of the 2018 Montecito Recovery effort. Nevertheless, our little greenbelt community will survive as such, regardless of the growth elsewhere in the state. If rush-hour traffic is all we have to worry about, we’ll take it.


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Harry Kolb, Sotheby’s International realtor, reminds us that our beloved Montecito will survive as “the perfect place to raise a family, where the weather is ideal, the air clean, and the schools, beaches, and parks are healthy, enjoyable experiences.” Kolb adds, “Montecito is the ideal retirement spot, a place rich with leisure and recreational pursuits – Montecito real estate is more than enchanting. The magnetism of this quiet coastal community is absolutely intoxicating.”

Questions for the Future

Primary and second home buyers, including foreign investors, may possibly be scared off from buying in Montecito in light of recent events, but the feeling around here is that they’d be missing a perhaps once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy into one of the most desirable communities in the world. Prices, while not bargains (yet), certainly have come under serious selling pressure and savvy negotiators could possibly benefit big time. The more than 500 homes damaged or destroyed represent almost 15% of Montecito’s home inventory. How many will be rebuilt, and in what time frame, and what that reduction in inventory will result in is unclear. The likelihood is, however, that our climate, our schools, and our “semi-rural” ambiance will triumph in the end, even if that “end” is two or three years away. •MJ

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be music, poetry, and reflection to remember the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all innocent victims of war. The event is held outside and is free and open to the public. When: 6 pm Where: La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Road, at the Sadako Peace Garden Cost: free and open to the public

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MBAR Meeting Montecito Board of Architectural Review seeks to ensure that new projects are harmonious with the unique physical characteristics and character of Montecito. On the agenda today: new single-family dwelling on Santa Clara Way; new detached garage and entry gates on Sheffield Drive; exterior alterations on Glenview Road, and other agenda items. When: 1 pm Where: County Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 E. Anapamu

Fishermen’s Market Every Saturday, get fresh fish and shellfish at unbeatable prices straight from local fishermen on the city pier next to Brophy’s restaurant. Buy fish whole or have it cleaned and filleted to order. Rockfish, lingcod, black cod, live rock crab, abalone, sea urchin (uni), and more are available weekly, rain or shine. When: 6 am Where: Harbor Way Info:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 Sea Sisters Retreat Sea Sisters Retreat is a one-day surfing and self love educational retreat aimed at talking about, addressing, and experiencing a new way of being in your body through sisterhood, surfing, and discussion circles. When: 8 am Where: Santa Claus Lane Beach, Carpinteria Cost: $350 Info: events

Art Opening Reception Light and Starkness is a nine-person group show at 10 West Gallery. When: 5 to 8 pm Where: 10 W. Anapamu Street Info:

Science Tellers at Montecito Library Grab your spurs and journey to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, acids, and bases, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed Western with “notes” of science! Best for age 5 and up. When: 2 to 3 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063



Spanish Nights, Biltmore Dance Party Gavin Roy presents: DJ Darla Bea inside the Biltmore Resort (Ty Lounge) spinning Latin Hits on Fiesta Friday. Join her for dinner, drinks, and dancing. Free entry; over 21 only. When: 7 to 10 pm Where: 1260 Channel Drive

24th Annual Sadako Peace Day In honor of Sadako, the young Japanese girl diagnosed with leukemia after exposure to the Hiroshima atomic bomb at the age of two, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and La Casa de Maria dedicated the Sadako Peace Garden in 1995, the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing. There will

Poetry Club Each month, discuss the life and work of a different poet; poets selected by group consensus and interest. New members welcome. When: 3:30 to 5 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063

Metro Summer Kids Movies Paseo Nuevo Cinemas presents discounted movie tickets for kids throughout the summer every Tuesday and Wednesday. This week: The Peanuts Movie When: today and tomorrow (check movie times) Where: 8 W. De La Guerra Plaza Cost: $2 Stuffed Animal Sleepover Bring your stuffed animal anytime today; pick them up tomorrow afternoon to see what they have been up to and hear about their adventures. Stuffed animals only! No humans allowed! When: all day Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 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

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Use Committee meets to discuss upcoming projects. When: 4 pm Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 Book Signing at Chaucer’s Join author William Reynolds as he recalls the life of Joe De Yong. Reynolds’s new coffee-table book has just been released. Joe De Yong: A Life in the West is the story of a cowboy’s life in the American West during the first part of the last century. Years of research have revealed a relatively unknown artist/illustrator who started out to be “just a cowboy” but touched the lives of many in the western art world from the 1920s through the 1960s. When: 7 pm Where: Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State Street Info: 682-6787 THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 MERRAG Meeting and Training Network of trained volunteers that work and/or live in the Montecito area prepare to respond to community disaster during critical first 72 hours following an event. The mutual “selfhelp” organization serves Montecito’s 13,000 residents with the guidance and support of the Montecito Fire, Water, and Sanitary districts. This month, Electrical Safety, including common electrical hazards and how to fix them, what causes electrical shocks, the danger of static electricity, and more. When: 10 am to noon Where: Montecito Fire Station, 595 San Ysidro Road Info: (805) 969-2537 SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 Montecito Library Book Club Join for a lively discussion of this month’s title, Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. New members always welcome. When: 1 to 2 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Lecture & Luncheon The Santa Barbara Republican Club will hold its August luncheon at the La Cumbre Country Club. The speaker, Congressional candidate Justin Fareed, will talk about how to win the November election in the 24th Congressional District. The club welcomes all interested people to its discussions. When: 11:30 am Where: 4015 Via Laguna Info & Reservation: (805) 684-3858 •MJ


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stone steps and grading to create distinct spaces, two dining areas, new sandstone-lined pond, and pots with dramatic plantings. Concrete pavers make the patio a natural extension of the home, complete with a firepit. To add life and texture to the formerly asphalt-laden front garden, the team used terracing with stone steps, and added a vintage Lotusland gate, matching metal benches, pots with dramatic plantings, and beds of pink-tinged foliage and pink-hued flowers. A fountain was also added. “Lotusland is the ultimate Montecito garden, so it’s only natural that we would be inspired by its beauty,” Grace said. As with all entries into the annual design contest, Grace’s name was unknown to the judges; all design briefs and before-and-after photographs were judged anonymously. The judges agreed that the landscape gave an elegance to the settings and an established feeling, despite being new. “Beautiful work and impeccably installed,” said one judge, who pointed out that it was apparent the designer had a great feel for perspectives and points of view throughout the property. Another judge commented on the success of the merger of all the elements that make this a great garden. Grace will be honored at the APLD annual conference in Toronto in September. The Sycamore Canyon property, which also includes a ranch-style home that was extensively remodeled, is currently on the market. It is listed with Jason Streatfield of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Roundabout Updates

Last week, businesses along Coast Village Road were given notice that a community meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, to discuss two new roundabouts that are in the works for the area: one on the corner of Olive Mill Road and Coast Village Road, and one at the corner of San Ysidro Road and North Jameson Lane. Although the Olive Mill roundabout had been in the works for years, the San Ysidro roundabout came as a surprise to Hedgerow residents, who heard about it for the first time last summer. Now, County reps are hosting a community meeting to give an informational update on both roundabouts. More than four years ago, Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) directed staff to move forward on three local projects to be considered as part of the 101 widening: a roundabout at Olive Mill and Coast Village Road, mitigation of the railroad bridge at the Cabrillo Boulevard underpass, and assessment of traffic solutions at the San Ysidro 2 – 9 August 2018

The proposed roundabout at the intersection of San Ysidro Road and North Jameson Lane will be discussed at an informational meeting later this month

Road freeway entrances/exits. Based on that board direction, SBCAG has been working closely with staff from both the City of Santa Barbara and County of Santa Barbara to continue progress on these projects, and while the Olive Mill roundabout has been in the works since that time, the new roundabout at San Ysidro Road was deemed necessary only after it was determined that the intersection at San Ysidro and North Jameson fell short on meeting the level of service required by the County. Analysis performed by Kittelson & Associates, which was released last year, outlined a number of alternatives for both sides of the San Ysidro Road bridge, including roundabouts at both intersections on San Ysidro (one near the Miramar and one at North Jameson), as well as alternatives showing various combinations of all-way stops, traffic lights, and roundabouts. The recommendation of the evaluators was a combination of a roundabout at the north intersections and all-way-stop-control at the south intersections. According to County reps, this configuration meets County and Montecito Community Plan level of service requirements, addresses potential backups on the freeway off-ramps, provides continuity to the regional frontage road system with Olive Mill and Coast Village roads, minimizes footprint and impacts, and improves pedestrian and bicycle access through the interchange. The roundabout at Olive Mill and Coast Village roads will include entrances and exits for Olive Mill Road, Coast Village Road, North Jameson Lane, and Highway 101. Both roundabouts are in the preliminary design phase with no firm dates on design completion or construction. The Community Meeting and Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at Chase Palm Park Center, 236 East Cabrillo Blvd. For more information

about the meeting, contact Walter Rubalcava, County project manager, at

death is being ruled as an accident. At approximately 6:45 am on Thursday, July 19, an adult male was walking southbound along the railroad tracks just east of Olive Mill Road in Montecito when he was fatalThe Sheriff’s Office has released the ly injured by an Amtrak passenger name of the decedent who was fatal- train that was headed northbound. ly injured on July 19, when he was The train engineer observed the suband Constraints with Roundabout struckFigure by 18:Conditions a northbound Amtrak pas-Alternative ject R1walking along the side of the senger train east of Olive Mill Road train tracks and activated the train’s in Montecito. The decedent is 50-year- horn and braking system but was old Rogelio Perez of Santa Barbara. unable to stop in time and struck the Next of kin has been notified, and his victim. •MJ

Sheriff’s Blotter

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Amendments Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Board of Supervisors Hearing Room 105 E. Anapamu St. 4th Floor, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Hearing begins at 9:00 A.M. On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, the Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing to consider the adoption of amendments to the County Land Use and Development Code (LUDC), Montecito Land Use and Development Code (MLUDC), and Article II, the Coastal Zoning Ordinance (Article II), to revise existing development standards and permit procedures and implement State law regarding accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and amend the Santa Barbara County Uniform Rules for Agricultural Preserves and Farmland Security Zones (Uniform Rules) to allow ADUs as a compatible use on agricultural preserve contracted lands. Adoption of the proposed amendments will require the following: • An ordinance (Case No. 16ORD-00000-00014) amending Section 35-1, the LUDC, of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the Santa Barbara County Code; • An ordinance (Case No. 16ORD-00000-00015) amending Section 35-2, the MLUDC, of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the Santa Barbara County Code; • An ordinance (Case No. 16ORD-00000-00016) amending Article II, the Coastal Zoning Ordinance, of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the Santa Barbara County Code; • A resolution amending the Uniform Rules to allow ADUs as a compatible use on agricultural preserve contracted lands; and • A determination that the project is statutorily exempt from environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15282(h) and 15265. The proposed amendments, including a staff analysis, may be reviewed at the Clerk of the Board’s Office, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, or at the Planning and Development Department, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, one week prior to the date of the public hearing. The Board of Supervisors hearing begins at 9:00 a.m. Please see the posted agenda, available at the Clerk of the Board of Supervisor’s website ( on the Thursday prior to the hearing for a more specific time for this item. The order of items listed on the agenda is subject to change by the Board of Supervisors. Anyone interested in this matter is invited to appear and speak in support of or in opposition to the project. Written comments are also welcome. All letters should be addressed to the County Board of Supervisors, c/o Clerk of the Board, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101. For additional information, please visit the project website: Or contact Jessi Steele, Planner: Email: | Phone: 805-884-8082 Attendance and participation by the public is invited and encouraged. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Hearing Support Staff (805) 568-2000. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Hearing Support Staff to make reasonable arrangements. If you challenge the project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence to the County Board of Supervisors prior to the public hearing.

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On Entertainment by Steven Libowitz

Here Comes Trouble at Summer Festival


n the Verge (OTV), Santa Barbara native Kate Bergstrom’s repertory theatre company founded in 2015 with a mission of marrying new work created by female and LGBTQ writers with the local community of actors, directors, producers, and theater-goers, is taking a slight detour for its fourth year. In place of presenting several different plays in readings or semi-produced formats rotating with other engaging events, OTV is focusing on just two works this month. Plus, the playwrights are not the typical neophytes but authors with established records. The change is largely due to time constraints and shifts in personnel, in light of Bergstrom finishing up her master’s in directing at Brown while maintaining a busy schedule all year. In addition, OTV company member Riley Berris, the Montecitoraised actress-director who spent the last three years running the San Marcos High School theater department, recently moved to Los Angeles while another integral member is on maternity leave. “We’re a little in flux,” explained Josiah Davis, OTV’s associate artistic director, who has known Bergstrom since they appeared in a play together at UCLA and is now working toward a directing degree at Brown. “We’ve always made the company adaptable to all the artists involved. So with fewer people available, we decided to focus on two productions, so that the work that we do put up can have the attention that it deserves.” The good news is that Caridad Svich’s Trouble in Kind, the main play for 2018 OTV’s Summer Theatre Festival – which runs August 2-13 – is a work that both delves into the cultural divide currently plaguing the country and the forces of nature. The work is part of the seven-play cycle

“It’s hilarious and raw, with these two women who are completely at odds with each other somehow finding a love and connection that is undeniable and heartwarming. It’s fast-paced, a terrific contrast with Trouble.”

On The Verge Summer Theatre Festival starts Thursday, August 2

called American Psalm and takes place in a small town on the edge of the bayou in the aftermath of the hate crime. “There are a lot of others plays about that subject, but this one focuses on the community, and how it comes to terms to deal with the event and move on,” explained Davis, who is directing. “It has a lot to do with the earth, and what it gives us – the water rising, the rain that’s coming. You can’t stop the nature part, and the conflict with the people feels as powerful. I felt strongly about doing it here in SB because of the battle with the elements that took place here last winter. Having both of those messages together at same time as Fiesta – which celebrates a culture that was responsible for the massacre at the Mission – made a lot of sense. The piece feels really ‘now’. And it’s about resolving. Caridad Svich is asking the question: How do you heal?” The “developmental premiere” gets the bulk of the performances during the OTV festival, and the Obie Awardwinner Svich will be on hand for a talk back on Saturday, August 11. A reading of Gracie Gardner’s Athena takes up only two slots, but the story about two female fencers is an inspired counterpoint, Davis said.

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Avalanche of Arts

Good news! Single tickets go on sale at 10 am Saturday, August 4, for all UCSB Arts & Lectures events for the 2018-19 season – its 60th anniversary – at least those that have been announced, as the ambitious arts organization invariably finds one-offs to add to the schedule as the season progresses. The bad news? That also means that time is rapidly dwindling for subscribing with the best choice of seats, as once the individual events go on sale as stand-alones, many of them sell out or end up with limited availability. As in the past, subscribers to any of the thematically linked series save 20 percent per ticket, and there are two promising new official groupings being offered this year, including “Mind & Body” and “Hear & Now”. Or you can create you own “series” and save 10 percent per ducat. Arts & Lectures’s new season features 16 Santa Barbara debuts and premieres, including the world opening of a new piece by the Silkroad Ensemble co-commissioned by UCSB for the group’s 20th anniversary, followed the next day by a talk from sometimes Silk Road cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Bold Moves & Big Ideas, as the special season has been dubbed, also boasts actor Jeff Goldblum performing with his jazz band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, and Alan Cumming’s one-man show Legal Immigrant among the 65 events that have already been announced. Visit or call (805) 893-3535.

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to drink at what has become one of Santa Barbara’s most popular annual parties. But you will be employing forks to chow down on the appetizers and other eats from a wide swath of local eateries, many with special Fiesta-themed morsels. No more live music, either, as DJ Hecktik provides the dance tracks. The grounds and gardens of the Santa Barbara Zoo with its spectacular bluff-top views of the beach and beyond serve as the host for the event (but not the animals themselves, as they’re put away for the night), which is always held on Fiesta Thursday, this year August 2.

Music in the Mercados

Mezcal Martini, Heart & Soul Band with Friends, The Rincons, Heavy Hitters, Cornerstone, The Kinsella Band, The Bomb, and Spencer the Gardener are the headliners Thursday-Saturday, August 2-4, at de la Guerra Plaza, while Soul Cats, Area 51, Hogan’s All Stars, Spencer the Gardener, Anthony Prieto Band, The UpBeat, the La Boheme Professional Dance Company, and Elements occupy the same time slots at Mercado Del Norte, at Mackenzie Park at the corner of State Street and Las Positas. Teka & New Bossa, Gilberto Gonzales, Flamenco Santa Barbara, and Katie Fritzke & Los Amigos are among the musical acts performing at Paseo Nuevo, which also has dance companies all day longs, as do both Mercados. Mariachi bands seem to show up out of thin air during Fiesta week, strolling the streets, serenading revelers in restaurants, and posing for photos in parks and at Paseo Nuevo. But if you want to hear the ones that matter – or at least actually make music for a living – head on over to the Santa Barbara Bowl on Saturday night, August 4, for the 23rd Annual Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival, featuring Alicia Villareal, Lupillo Rivera, Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan, Mariachi Mariposas, and Mariachi Angeles. Showtime is 5:30 pm, tickets cost $55 to $115. Classical music even gets a nod during Old Spanish Days, as Michael Shasberger conducts the West Coast Symphony Orchestra in the annual Free Fiesta Concert at 4 pm Sunday, August 5, at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden. Among the musical highlights of the show featuring an appearance by 2018 Performing Arts Scholarship Competition winner Timothy Beccue are excerpts of Bizet’s Carmen, SaintSaëns’ Cello Concerto, Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, and Mitch Leigh’s Man of La Mancha Suite. Visit https://oldspanishdays-fies for info on all Fiesta events. •MJ 2 – 9 August 2018

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filed in the last 12 months in an effort to aggressively defend college students’ free speech rights. For example, the Justice Department filed a Statement of Interest in a case last year involving Pierce College in Los Angeles. There, free expression is confined to a 616-sq-ft “free speech area” (just 0.003 percent of the campus), and even then, students are required to get prior authorization from campus administrators to enter it. The Justice Department also criticized Georgia Gwinnett College for permitting speech only in zones that covered just 0.0015 percent of the campus. Even then, no speech is allowed in that “free speech zone” that “disturbs the… comfort of person(s).” In eight years, the Obama Justice Department never once challenged such restrictions. Hopefully, with the Justice Department now intervening, the courts will finally start striking critical blows to insidious university policies that impose a political orthodoxy on students, and limit their basic First Amendment rights to engage in vigorous debates on contentious issues. A Threat to Freedom As Sessions noted, “State universities need to be objective and fair. They need to let both people, both sides of an issue, have an opportunity to speak.” It is not news to most Americans that colleges have been restricting the speech – especially conservative speech – of students, staff, and speakers. Sometimes this suppression comes at the hands of students, such as the rioters at the University of California, Berkeley, who prevented conservatives from giving lectures. In these instances, school administrators have been disappointingly complicit in condoning such misbehavior and refusing to punish students and faculty who disrupt other speakers. In other instances, the schools themselves have restricted speech on social and political issues. According to Sessions, the fact that university administrators are supporting “groups who go in deliberately to intimidate, threaten, and block a person’s right to freely discuss an issue is a threat to our freedom, and it’s contrary to the Constitution. The University of Michigan’s speech code prohibits any speech that a listener considers “bothersome” or “hurtful.” A violation of the code can result in school punishment, including suspension or expulsion. So, the most sensitive student on campus effectively can dictate the terms under which other students can speak or, as the case may be, not speak.


Bias Response Teams If that weren’t enough, the university has organized so-called “bias response teams” made up of administrators and law enforcement to investigate any student accused of violating the speech code, whether on or off campus – and complaints can be filed anonymously. Picture that: a team of campus officials and law enforcement officers patrolling a college campus to punish speakers who have been accused of offending some student’s sensibilities. That sounds like something out of a TV show about a despotic future society. Basically, bias response teams are the University of Michigan’s version of the thought police in George Orwell’s 1984. It’s no wonder students claim they are afraid to speak out about controversial topics like abortion, immigration, or racial politics. These speech restrictions continue to be implemented because a powerful group of college administrators and leftist elites have a growing contempt for the First Amendment. They simply want to silence anyone who disagrees with their views on politics and culture. They consider all speech they disagree with to be bigoted speech that constitutes real harm – just like physical violence – and should therefore be banned. Many on the left believe that those who disagree with them on substantive issues have genuinely evil motivations and, therefore, are not entitled to the First Amendment right to disagree. Speech codes like the one imposed by the University of Michigan, which allow a listener to determine if the speech “feels” offensive, will inevitably be weaponized against those who express disfavored political views. Indeed, this is exactly why the Justice Department felt the need to intervene. It wrote that Michigan’s law “invites arbitrary, discriminatory, and overzealous enforcement.” It also “does precisely what the First Amendment forbids – it punishes speech merely because of the ‘listeners’ reaction.’” Commending Sessions It’s easier to be indifferent about these speech codes when your own views are the ones being protected. But liberal administrators should ask themselves: What if a pro-life student claimed to be distressed by Planned Parenthood passing out flyers on a campus quad? What if a Christian student felt persecuted by a public debate about the existence of God? Would these students get the same support from the university? Even if they did, it would only

prove that a feelings-based approach to free speech creates an endless mess in which no one’s speech is ever fully protected. Americans of all creeds and political views should fight to oppose these restrictions. They are truly Orwellian and un-American. The university of all places, especially the public university, should be a place where free speech is defended, where open dialogue and intellectual debate ought to be the modus operandi. This is why the Justice Department said it could not “stand idly by while public universities violate students’ constitutional rights.” Sessions and the Justice Department should be commended. The First Amendment doesn’t lose its power when speech becomes offensive. It was actually written to protect speech that could be perceived as offensive. After all, why do popular speakers need the protection of law? No one threatens their ability to speak. The Bill of Rights exists to protect the weak from the strong, the minority from the majority, and the unpopular from the popular. The right of the 49 percent to speak out against the 51 percent is what makes us a free country. When a state school can punish speakers for nothing more than hurting someone’s feelings, the First Amendment has been utterly gutted – and students who are citizens protected by the Constitution have been robbed of their fundamental right to disagree. Practically every word uttered by the founders must have offended King George. Larry Bond Santa Barbara

One Flew over the OZY Fest

On July 21, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the featured guest at the OZY Fest in New York City. Those who are interested in watching her entire disturbing 43-minute “It’s Not My Fault” rationalization of everything that went wrong may Google “YouTube Hillary Ozy Fest” at watch?v=E84MSxiGbDU A couple of items that caught my attention were: 1) The first 10 seconds of her “arrival” on the stage and 2) Her comment (at 38 minutes into the Q&A) that she was “exhausted.” I’m not a fashion guru, but I felt as if I were watching Aero Spatiale, the beautiful 12-meter French “challenger” racing yacht during the 1987 America’s Cup race. She (Hillary) is at full spinnaker and is being dragged effortlessly on to the

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world stage… again. Distinctive sails have always caught my imagination. Secretary Clinton spent a great deal of time psychoanalyzing Putin, Trump, those pesky “deplorable” voters and other members of the VRWC (Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy) who were tricked by Fox News, Hannity and, my personal favorite, Rush Limbaugh, the Mayor of Realville. She was not asked any “inconvenient truth” questions about 33,000 missing emails, her sabotage of the Sanders campaign, or how her (metaphorical) fingerprints have recently been discovered all over the Steele dossier. I watched an occasional breeze waft across the stage in Central Park. The mainsails gently billowed and rippled, but there is no mistaking that the ropes holding each corner were approaching “three sheets” to the wind… but not in the inebriated sense. When the elephant in the room (under the tent) mentioned “exhaustion,” my first suggestion would have been to wear something lighter, faster, streamlined, and more honest. Special attire and policies designed by Circus Vargas don’t seem to sell well on eBay or with American voters. My final impression of the OZY Fest paralleled a scene from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, where everyone is sitting around in a “therapy circle.” Except, on July 21, it was Hillary, luffing in the center, holding a microphone while hundreds of followers cheered her on to the reef. Rolling Stone, a publication that is certainly not part of the VRWC, described the Hillary event as a “Neoliberal Nightmare.” Cautiously monitoring flotsam, fashion trends, and shipwrecked dishonest politicians. Dale Lowdermilk Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: I should comment because I did see coverage (if you’ll pardon the expression) of the Caftancovered losing 2016 Democratic presidential candidate as she beguiled her host and audience. Why she never gets asked “the tough questions” (and when she is asked, those questions are never followed up by anything tough) continues to baffle me, but otherwise, she delivered the three things her fans wanted to hear: 1) that she lost the election because of Russian interference and candidate Trump’s collusion with same; 2) that Donald Trump is a reprobate and personifies any number of the most repulsive of human qualities; and 3) she would have made a great president. Perhaps she will try one more run at it; stranger things have happened. – J.B.) •MJ 2 – 9 August 2018

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The Medicine of Attention


Rhythms was devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s and draws from indigenous and world traditions, employing shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophies, as well as Gestalt therapy and transpersonal psychology. Dancing the 5Rhythms is a practice, a dynamic way to both workout and meditate in the same breath, where the body becomes the spiritual path. Described by Roth as a “soul journey,” the 5Rhythms is also teacher, imparting the knowledge and felt sense that life is energy in motion. That experience can be freeing from any fixed notions about people, places, objects, or ideas. The 5Rhythms are Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness, and when danced in sequence are known as a wave, which typically takes about an hour. Adaptations are part and parcel of the ecstatic dance world, but there are also Certified 5Rhythms teachers who have been trained in the practice by Roth or others directly trained by her. Erik Iversen, who co-founded the first 5Rhythms Teacher’s Training in 1988, has been a practitioner for three decades and is also a reflexologist and a practitioner of Hellerwork Structural Integration. Iversen, who will be teaching a three-day weekend workshop starting this Friday, August 3, creates a safe “laboratory-like” setting for exploration, learning, and healing and is able to relate to many diverse participants, having taught dancers ranging in age from four to 90. Iversen is now also certified in the Hendricks Leadership and Transformation work as created by the former Santa Barbara and now Ojai-residing Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, and integrates the modality with the 5Rhythms. In his approach, the 5Rhythms movement meditation practice serves as the Medicine of Attention and investigates using our bodies to express, which creates the opportunity to slow down and rhythmically notice where we unconsciously or consciously put our attention, and our sense of occupying a space in the moment. People of all experience and abilities are invited to attend a single session 6:30 to 9 pm on Friday night, or the entire weekend, which continues 1 to 6:30 pm on Saturday – both at the Santa Barbara Dance Center, 2 – 9 August 2018

127 A West Canon Perdido St. – and at the regular Santa Barbara Dance Tribe gathering, 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday. Visit events/362651574144055 for details, or email

Master Your Personality

Crystal Stokes’s Authentic Freedom is presenting a one-day Enneagram Workshop this weekend, when participants get to take large steps toward transforming relationship with self and others, focus one’s lifestyle and, most simply, “show op” more authentically. The Enneagram refers to the model of the human psyche that serves as a typology of various interconnected personality types. The nine different types or styles each represents both a world view and an archetype that resonates with the way people think, feel, and act in relation to themselves, others, and the world itself. Participants at Saturday’s workshop will gain an in-depth understanding of all nine types of the system and, most importantly, learn how to apply it in daily life. Stokes says the workshop will equally serve those who are completely new to the Enneagram and curious about getting started; those who know their type and want to understand its impact on relationships, body, and work in more depth; and therapists, coaches, or entrepreneurs who want to employ the Enneagram with clients or employees. Stokes – who has a master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, bachelor’s in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, and more than 15 years of experience as an ACE Certified Medical Exercise and Fitness Nutrition specialist – says the Enneagram Personality System has “become a secret superpower” in her work with psychology-coaching clients. The class, which takes place from 10 am to 5 pm on August 4 at Regus Santa Barbara, 7 West Figueroa Street, is limited to just 10 students, so there will be plenty of time for personal attention. But registration closes at 11 pm on Thursday, August 2. Visit or events/1060040107478872 for more information or to register.

Dharma Talk in the Woods

The Venerable Thepo Rinpoche, founder of the Santa Barbara Tibet Summit, will give a public talk at the Santa Barbara Zen Center at MacVeagh House on the grounds of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Sunday, August 5. Thepo Rinpoche was recognized as the 8th Thepo Tulku and was trained at the Caden Shartse Monastery before working at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala and serving as a special cultural adviser for the Smithsonian’s Tibetan Library. In the early 1980s, Thepo Rinpoche moved to Northern California and worked for the Tibetan cause in various capacities, including as founding board member of the Bay Area Friends of Tibet, president of the Tibetan Association of Northern California, and coordinator for the Tibetan Resettlement Project. Now living in Santa Barbara, he is the founder of the Santa Barbara Tibet Summit. Sunday’s event begins with a 9 am Sutra Service officiated by sensei Gary Koan Janka, who is among the founders of the Santa Barbara Zen Center and is its head teacher and officiating priest. Zazen (seated meditation) takes place at 9:20, followed by Kinhin (walking meditation) at 9:50, and another Zazen at 10. The dharma talk begins at 10:30 am and is followed by tea and conversation at 11. Visit www.santabarbarazencenter. org for details, directions, and more events.

On the Bodhi Path

Dawa Tarchin Phillips is out of town, so the Buddist center’s resident teacher will be participating over the internet via Zoom as Sangha members conduct a Q&A session from 7 to 9 pm this Thursday August 2, when those who are feeling stuck or have questions about their spiritual practice have the opportunity to get some guidance. Phillips will be back the following week to launch a new six-week course at the center, called “View, Meditation, and Action: Progressing on the Path of Awakening”, which runs every Thursday from August 9 to September 13. The first five weeks are the teaching, where Dawa will offer students a solid understating of the Buddha‘s teaching – the Dharma and its practice – to impart clarity and encouragement on how to alleviate your own and others’ suffering and confusion. The aim is for those who attend to stabilize their life and daily activities within the framework of a timeless and proven path toward peace, freedom, and happiness. The final Thursday session on September 13 will be to discuss and integrate the teaching with Q&A

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with Phillips, who is also founder & CEO of Empowerment Holdings, The Mindful Leadership Tribe, and the Mindful Leadership Online Training Conference. The cost is $100 for the full course when ordered online, or $120 at the door, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds, not required to attend each session. Register online at: https://viewmedi

Walk and Talk

Conversation Masters, a new Meetup group created and hosted by Amber Grubenmann, a Santa Barbara-based relationship coach, is all about meeting new people, pushing your comfort-zone, and continuing personal development. The group had its first gathering last weekend at Yes! Dance Studio where, Amber, who owns a coaching business and works with clients all over the world through The Center For Social Confidence, was slated to run a workshop based on simple, yet effective tweaks in mindset and skill that are applicable in everyday life situations. Now some of those techniques can be put into practice – even if you didn’t attend the first Meetup – at next weekend’s Walk & Talk by the beach. The free gathering is for those who want to meet new people and, particularly, practice having more in-depth conversations where you can learn from and about others. Meet in front of the famed dolphin fountain at Stearns Wharf at 10 am on Saturday, August 4. Amber is also repeating the Conversation Skills Workshop next Saturday, August 11, back at Yes! Dance. More info online at sation-masters.

Sounds at the Soup

The vibrations will be palpable in both studios at Yoga Soup on Friday evening, August 3, as two regular events “compete” for your physical presence. The First Fridays Ecstatic Dance has its third gathering with the “barefoot, substance-free, live DJ getdown dance party” starting with a Contact Improv Warm-Up from 7 to 8 pm, followed by the dance that loosely follows an ecstatic dance “wave” from 8 to 9:30 pm. Admission is $15, with all proceeds donated to a local charity to support the community.... In the other room, Shane Thunder presents one of his periodic 432hz Sound Healing, a restorative evening featuring alchemical gemstone and Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, drums, aromatherapy, and guided meditation. Admission to the 7:30 to 9 pm sound bath is $20 in advance, or $25 day-of. Yoga Soup is located at 28 Parker Way. Call (805) 965-8811 or visit events. •MJ MONTECITO JOURNAL


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Fortunately, Michael was able to restart the car and, with assistance, get out of his scary predicament. Just days later, Michael was on State Street when as he describes it, “Some lunatic from Orange County” aimed a Glock 45 revolver at his head. “I was just returning from my doctor having had a number of injections. I was only able to walk with a cane. “The perp was waving his gun, shaking like a leaf. Pedestrians nearby were at risk. I think he was surprised I didn’t back down.” The would-be shooter, Christopher Blair, 34, an Orange County bodyguard, was arrested and hauled off to jail on $50,000 bail. Making Waves It was a case of High Cs on the high seas when bubbly Condor Express owner Hiroko Benko hosted her fourth annual two-hour opera cruise on the popular whale-watching vessel. The sell-out floating fest had 127 guests, with Hiroko putting it down to the growing popularity of opera and the need to get out on the cooling waves away from the hot, humid weather on land. Soprano Deborah Bertling and mezzo soprano Danielle Marcelle Bond, accompanied by pianist Renee Hamaty, sang a selection of

The melodious entertainers: mezzo soprano Danielle Marcelle Bond, soprano Deborah Bertling with pianist Renee Hamaty (photo by Priscilla)

Danielle captivating her audience with Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix from Samson and Delilah (photo by Priscilla)

works from Mozart, Lloyd Webber, Schwartz, Delibes, Saint-Saens, Humperdinck, and Cole Porter as the 75-ft. vessel cruised the Santa Barbara coastline. Among the opera lovers on board were David and Anne Gersh, Barbara Burger and Paul Munch, Tom and Eileen Mielko, Susan Keller, Sandy Robertson, Howard J. Smith, Mark Whitehurst, and Kerry Methner.

Aboard the Condor’s opera cruise and at the galley for dinner appetizers are Una and Stan McKnight (photo by Priscilla)

The future 14th Grand Master in training at Enshur School of Tea is Masa with his sister, Aki, and hostess Hiroko Benko (photo by Priscilla)


Joyce and Dick Axilrod enjoying the cruise (photo by Priscilla)

Shake and Bank Teller counters became margarita and wine bars when Montecito Bank & Trust hosted its second annual Fiesta kick-off bash for more than 200 guests at its main State Street branch. The colorful party catered by Los Arroyos, featured Jesalyn Contreras McCollum, the Spirit of Fiesta, and her junior counterpart, Georgey Taupin, daughter of Elton John’s lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as dancers from the Linda Vega Dance Studio including Natalia Trevino, Aracely Sagastume, Lane Danhauer, with Amanda Cuevas, a bank employee at its La Cumbre branch. Among the Fiesta fans turning out to quaff the margaritas and chow down the empanadas were Anne Towbes, David Bolton, Janet Garufis, George Leis, Roger Durling, Larry Gosselin, Carlos Lopes, Tom and Marcia Reed, Dana and Andrea Newquist, mayor Cathy Murillo, Stephanie Petlow, Kevin Marvin, Denise Sanford, Craig Case, Brian Hill, and Irene Robles. More gourmand delights served by Captain Tasha to Britt Iliff and Gerhart Hoffmeister, professor emeritus UCSB (photo by Priscilla)




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Garden Variety Lotusland’s annual gala, Gems of the Garden, was a sold-out 500 guest affair, appropriately raising a lot of green – more than $600,000 for the magnificent 37-acre estate, formerly owned by opera star Ganna Walska. The world-renowned botanical garden, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, had its popular fête co-chaired by trustees Belle Hahn Cohen, Eileen Rasmussen, Nati Smith and Yasmine Zodeh, as guests wandered the lush-laden grounds seeing a variety of installations, including live models and mannequins wearing couture designs by the late Oscar de la Renta, blue Midsummer Night’s Dream paintings by Carpinteria artist Russell Young, ballet from State Street dancer Leila Drake, classical music from guitarist Chris Fossek, and floral ceramics made from the January mudslides by former City College student Lily Pon. “We are so fortunate this community treasure was mostly spared from the winter disasters, and we are honored Lotusland serves as an exquisite, tranquil refuge for our community residents to come and escape the chaos of the world, connect with nature and find beauty and solace,” says Gwen Stauffer, chief executive officer. An auction also featured a Belmond Andean adventure in Peru, a Coco Chanel diamond dust portrait by Young, Lotus Rising, a yellow gold sapphire and diamond ring by Coast Village Road jeweler Daniel Gibbings, Bouton platinum and gray gold pearl and diamond earclips from Paris jeweler Suzanne Belperron – formerly in the collection of Walska – and a private fantasy garden party for 40 at Lotusland. Among the gaggle of gardening gurus attending were Leslie RidleyTree, Andrew Bossom, Doug and Marni Margerum, Robert Lieff, Sandi Nicholson, Randy and Roxy Solakian, Christopher Toomey, Janet Garufis, Merryl Brown, Nancy Gifford, Michael and Misty Hammer, Bruce Heavin and Lynda Weinman, Paul and Jane Orfalea, and Steve and Caroline Thompson.

MAW or Less The Music Academy of the West’s 71st annual summer music festival is drawing to a close, with the Lobero and Hahn Hall hosting two well-attended concerts. The Festival Artists Series program featured Janacek’s Mladi, wrapping with Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence with Edward Dusinberre and Harumi Rhodes on violin, Geraldine Walther and Karen Dreyfus on viola, and Andras Fejer and David Geber on cello.

Gustavo Dudamel to conduct at SB Bowl

Just 48 hours later, the week concluded with a string quartet recital on the Miraflores campus. The festival ends Saturday, August 11, at the Santa Barbara Bowl with the Academy Festival Orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale under legendary L.A. Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel and Grant Gerson, chorale artistic director, with Susanna Phillips, soprano, and Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano. Clearly an event of high note. Special Occasion Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner’s tony beachside hostelry, The Coral Casino, celebrated its 81st anniversary with two bounteous bashes overlooking the sparkling Pacific. Three days before the big day, a


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Gabrielle Farrell (she and her husband, Jeff Farrell, pretty much lost everything in the January debris slide; their son Marco’s video taken as their house was inundated with mud has been seen on many different news and social media channels) served not only hundreds of fish tacos made from the 50-pound halibut Marco pulled in, but then made and served nearly a hundred dessert crêpes

spaces where people can sit down and talk.” Capps was genuinely surprised at the large turnout in Montecito. He thanked specifically Montecito Bank & Trust (which donated the Kona Ice, among many other things), Jeannine’s, Montecito Fire Department, Marco Farrell (who

brought a 50-pound halibut that he’d caught and who, along with his mother, Gabrielle, cooked up fish tacos with it and gave them all away), Montecito Union School (which provided most of the tables; when those ran out, people sat on the grass), and Montecito Journal (which donated a full-page ad and got the word out)


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Sharyl Attkinsson (seen here with a copy of her latest book, The Smear) spoke to a sold-out audience at the Ronald Reagan Ranch Center on lower State Street in Santa Barbara

and credited Ms Lurie as the inspiration for launching the idea first in Montecito. The idea began to form during dinner discussions about eight months ago. “A group in Florida had done something similar by creating one long table, and we thought that would be an appropriate thing,” Todd says. The group is planning an Our Common Table event on State Street for September 6 (to coincide with First Thursday) and is now working on permits to close down a block somewhere between Victoria and Figueroa streets and for the table to go down the center divider. When asked how he would handle it if their Santa Barbara event were overrun by street people, he says he hadn’t really thought about it, but that there would probably be “some kind of nice way to deal with that.”

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Sharyl Attkinsson is smart. Really smart. And accomplished: previously a CNN anchor, then an on-air investigative correspondent for CBS until after 21 years with the company; the subject matter she chose to cover displeased her CBS bosses. She wrote Stonewalled, which became a New York Times best-seller, and continues to promote that and her 2017 best-seller, The Smear, How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote. She can be seen weekly on Full Measure with Sharyl Attkinsson, a public-affairs program syndicated by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

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Ms Attkinsson’s recent talk at the Ronald Reagan Center on lower State Street was a sold-out lunch event that required setting up monitors for the overflow crowd. Her talk was a warning about how extensive and insidious the power of the press and technology sector really is. She made a point in noting that novelist Philip Roth (Portnoy’s Complaint) had trouble changing his Wikipedia entry that contained some inaccurate information. As soon as he made the change, Wikipedia editors would immediately remove the corrections. When Mr. Roth finally tracked down someone at Wikipedia who knew something about how the information gatherer operates, he asked why the corrections he’d made were continually removed. The answer? Philip Roth wasn’t considered “a reliable source” to make changes on Philip Roth’s Wikipedia page. Sharyl catalogued a number of false and malicious narratives promulgated by major press sources, such as “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and the evil influence of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others. It was a refreshing and optimistic talk about the persistence of what she refers to as “the black market information trade,” or “transactional journalism.” All of it “advocacy journalism,” and almost all of which is left-wing oriented. The speakers’ forum is sponsored by the Wendy McCaw Foundation, which is and has been responsible for presenting an array of high-profile speakers in an ongoing Freedom Lecture Series at the Reagan Ranch Center in conjunction with the Young America’s Foundation. •MJ 2 – 9 August 2018

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Mark and his wife, Sheela Hunt, are real estate agents. His family goes back nearly 100 years in the Santa Barbara area. Mark’s grandparents – Bill and Elsie Hunt – were Santa Barbara real estate brokers for 25 years.

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t is one thing to be fortunate enough to own an ocean-view home in the Montecito area. It is another thing altogether to own a 9+/- acre hilltop, with three substantial homes, three guest apartments/houses, three pools, three spas, parking for dozens of cars, and control of the entire end of this important lane in eastern Montecito (Ellen DeGeneres just sold her home down the street last month for a reported $34,000,000). What is presented here is a unique opportunity to own more than 20,000+/square feet of Mediterranean-style homes and guest quarters on three separate but contiguous lots, where all main homes offer ocean views, privacy, air conditioning, and other features associated with other $5-million-plus homes in the area. While any of these three homes can be purchased separately and are all listed with different agents in town, the purpose here is to illustrate that it is possible for one owner to purchase the entire end of this lane, creating an ultimate private compound for extended family and friends. Each property has its main selling points (they share most of these) and all have made my “Best Buys” list recently. However – at an asking price of $21,945,000 – if purchased together they represent an opportunity that does not currently exist in any other area of Montecito. By owning all three parcels, one would control a level of privacy difficult to come by. I’m just saying. What follows is a look at each of the three homes individually, and note, they all reside at the top of Hidden Valley Lane, which is in the Montecito 93108 ZIP code, however, these are not in either of the Montecito school districts, being in the more rural area of eastern Montecito, just west of Toro Canyon.

3091 Hidden Valley Lane: $5,995,000

to a welcoming motor court. Dramatic water and stone features set the tone. Making one’s way through the home leads one to a loggia, infinity-edge, ocean view pool and nearby spa that are surrounded by mature landscaping. The home offers liberal use of stone and terra cotta tile, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and an abundance of windows and French doors. This listing has been on the market for some time and has gone through a few price reductions to land at the current listing price.

3077 Hidden Valley Lane: $6,650,000

This Mediterranean Villa is perched on terraced 3+/- acres and offers views overlooking the Santa Barbara coastline, mountains, and city lights. The main home includes 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Below, with its own private entrance, is a 1-bedroom, 1-bath guest apartment with living area and kitchenette. Additional spaces include a loggia-style family room, wine cellar, 2 garages, room for media/exercise, and a wine cellar. The private grounds enjoy pro-

At the crest of a hill, at the end of a country lane, the sweeping ocean, mountain, and harbor views and the gated privacy combine, to create the Tuscan-style estate named ‘’Villa Vista Bella’’. The nearly 7,000-sq-ft main residence and rustic 2-bedroom guesthouse are on more than 2 acres, offering a total of 6 bedrooms and 7+ bathrooms. The gated driveway offers a grand approach leading


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poolside fete was held and 72 hours later members were elevated to the third deck for a reception with birthday cake and a champagne toast. Buckets and spades were no doubt optional.

Secrets Exposed Writer and documentarian Matt Tyrnauer, son of Montecito arboreal expert Gene Tyburn, is on a roll. Matt, who recently released a well-received film on Studio 54, the legendary Manhattan discotheque I used to frequent before my get-upand-go got up and went, has now released Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, a no-holds barred film about the sexual proclivities of some famous people – now dead – through the eyes of Scotty Bowers, a former marine in World War II. Bowers, now 95, had a thriving business at a Hollywood Boulevard gas station in the 1940s and ‘50s, where stars got more than their cars “serviced.” Matt, who also made Valentino: The Last Emperor, based on a Vanity Fair article he’d written about the Italian couturier, tells the fascinating story of Bowers, who kept Tinseltown’s sexual secrets safe. He only wrote a book in 2012 appropriately called Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, a tell-all to end all tell-alls if you ever wondered what happened with the likes of Kate Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Charles Laughton, Cary Grant, Walter Pidgeon, and on and on. No less than the late Gore Vidal endorsed the titillating tome. Talented Tyrnauer has another winner on his hands.

What Goes up... TV talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres first listed her Montecito estate, the Tuscan-stye former home of international interior designer John Saladino, for a hefty $45 million. Now the multi-Emmy winner has finally found a buyer – but at a considerable discount. The beautiful estate, which Saladino spent five years restoring and where I have dined a number of times, has been bought for $34 million by Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, who in turn just sold his $21.3 million Malibu mansion to singer Robbie Williams. Ellen and her partner, actress Portia deRossi, dropped the asking price to $39.5 million, but still couldn’t shift the 17-acre estate, Villa di Lemma. There 60-year-old former Oscars host and her 44-year-old spouse purchased the property for $26.5 million in 2013 from Tom and Heather Sturgess and subsequently bought two adjacent properties. The primary residence boasts 6 bedrooms and 6 full and 2-half bathrooms spread across 10,500 sq. ft. The original home was designed and built in the 1930s by architect Wallace Frost. Hall of a Time It was a very in-tents occasion when the Belmond El Encanto hosted a socially gridlocked lunch at the Santa Barbara Polo Club when the tony hostelry held its annual Robert Skene Trophy match when the Lucchese team beat Restoration Hardware 14-13, thanks to three consecutive goals by Jeff Hall. More than 350 guests attended the fab fête on a perfect day – low humidity, bright sunshine, and cool Pacific breezes – as the Riviera hotel’s head bartender, Pedro Chavez, popped open a Nebuchadnezzar of Taittinger champagne, four gallons or 20 ordinary-sized bottles of bubbly.

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I also had the onerous task, for the 11th consecutive year, of judging the mélange of magnificent millinery on display for the occasion, with our rarefied enclave’s Carol Marsch winning for the largest tete topper made six years ago for the Kentucky Derby, Blair Eadie from New York with the most colorful creation designed by an old friend, Manhattan milliner Eric Javits, and Santa Barbara Terri Tokar’s seven-year-old frothy creative confection, also made for the Kentucky Derby. Among the horse and hat fans gathering next to the hallowed Holden Field were Richard and Annette Caleel, Charles Ward, actress Kelly LeBrock, Charles de L’Arbre, Brooks Firestone, Glen Holden, Cat Pollon, Mindy Mahy, Beverley Jackson, 2 – 9 August 2018

Polo Team enthusiasts Saisha Beecham and Stephanie Stalnaker, Belmond El Encanto, show their portrait rendering gifts (photo by Priscilla)

Amanda and Justin Klentner with SBP&RC president John Muse happy with his Lucchese team win (photo by Priscilla)

Diana Starr-Langley, William Tomicki, Robert and Robin Fell, Debbie Kass, Ben Soleimani, Brian Fagan, Nigel Gallimore, Robyn Geddes, Rita Hortenstine, Pat and Ursula Nesbitt, James Lindenberg, and Chip Lawson.

Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene final trophy goes to the Lucchese winning team players Luke Klentner, Carlos Ulloa, Facundo Obregon, and Jeff Hall, with owner John Muse (photo by Priscilla)

Sightings: Actor Christopher Lloyd basking in his Vilebrequins poolside at the Coral Casino...Comedian Steve Martin noshing at the Padaro Beach Grill...How I Met Your Mother

actor Jason Segel checking out the Bluewater Grill Pip! Pip! Readers with tips, sightings and amusing items for Richard’s column should email him at richardmin or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal. To reach Priscilla, email her at pris or call 969-3301. •MJ


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SBHM interim executive director with deputy director Dacia Harwood

OSD 2nd vice president Erik Davis and director Angelique Davis In the back row are Montecito Bank & Trust president George Leis, chairman/CEO Janet Garufis, president/CEO of the Music Academy of the West Scott Reed, and the president/CEO of United Way Steve Ortiz with Fellows and Fun in the Sun kids

Leo Acquistapace, Bill Reynolds, sponsors Marlene and Warren Miller, and Kristin Reynolds

carriage in the El Desfile Historico. One unique event was a once-ina-lifetime chance to visit Huguette Clark’s storied estate overlooking East Beach. Sharon Bradford invited the winner to be her guest for an invitation-only 1920s gala on Saturday, October 13. You can explore Fiesta history in the latest museum exhibition titled Project Fiesta 2018. VIVA LA FIESTA. VIVA. VIVA. VIVA!

Kristan O’Donnell and Sheri Mobley enjoy the Fiesta fete

Georgey Taupin and guitarist Tony Ybarra performed. Then it was up to the main courtyard for a sit-down dinner followed by a show. All the dignitaries were present with La Presidenta Denise Sanford reminding us to celebrate traditions. In the museum courtyard, we saw Spanish dance artifacts from the museum collection narrated by Erin Graffy de Garcia, and the Spirit of Fiesta Jesalyn McCollum danced. There were performances by Quinteto and Timo Nunez, touted America’s number-one flamenco dancer. The Elements band provided the evening’s music. Jewels Eubanks took over the auction with several special items such as four guests riding in the museum’s


Fun in the Sun

The Music Academy of the West probably never had a more lively campus than the other day when 350 Fun in the Sun kids visited for some fun in the sun. I had a bit of a problem getting there because of a school bus stuck in the gate and driveway. It was so stuck I couldn’t sneak around, so I parked my car and walked to another entrance. These kids, third graders through junior high, have been part of a sixweek program given by United Way of Santa Barbara County to reverse summer learning loss. “Many are at risk of falling behind their peers without special help,” says president/CEO Steve Ortiz. He is proud of the fact that the National Summer Learning Association has named Fun in the Sun the winner of the National Excellence in Summer

Learning Award. The program has adult mentors, daily reading and writing, arts, nutrition, health education, activities to build self-esteem, even swim lessons and family fun nights. As Montecito Bank & Trust chairman/ CEO Janet Garufis said, “The kids are also given financial education.” I wish someone (me?) had given my kids some of that! For seven of their 21 years, Fun in the Sun has partnered with Montecito Bank & Trust and the Music Academy of the West, which is a win-win for all. When I arrived at the academy, it was a carnival atmosphere with all sorts of games being played. There was a fancy game of musical chairs going on with a small live orchestra providing the music. Face painting was a big item, and many loved banging away on instruments. Music Academy of the West president/CEO Scott Reed high-fived all the kids when it was time to go into Hahn Hall. The special treat was “Compose Yourself,” which is an interactive orchestra performance. Academy alumnus Jim Stephenson wrote the score to introduce children to the wonders of the orchestra. It amuses them with unusual “instruments” such as playing bottle music and hosaphones, with the oboes doing a snake charm and the basoon, French horn, trombone, tuba, and harp tooting away, keeping the kids laughing and learning about classical music. Jim has performed the 50-minute production more than 350 times around the world. It was time for a box lunch and then goodbye until next summer. The bus had gotten unstuck and they could go home.

The Inn Crowd

The Inn Crowd airs every Saturday night on KEYT News Channel 3. The Montecito Bank & Trust MClub headed up by Maria McCall took

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The Inn Crowd producer Craig Case, guest chef Janet Garufis, and chef Michael Hutchings

a gang of folks to the Carriage & Western Art Museum to watch a taping of the show and eat some pie. Chairman/CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust, Janet Garufis, cannot only run a bank, she has a pie reputation. She confessed, “When I was two years old, my grandma let me help her make pies in the kitchen” – and she has been at it ever since. The filming took place in front of the new bank façade at the Carriage Museum. After all, every western town needs a bank. The producer Craig Case made introductions and chef Michael Hutchings was there to demonstrate how to cook an upscale cowboy dinner ending with Janet’s mouth-watering apple pie. Montecito Bank & Trust Wealth Management sponsored the event with our host Suzi Schomer, VP wealth strategist. After we enjoyed every sweet bite, Old Spanish Days was having a press conference announcing the grand marshal for the parade, Brooks Firestone. He and his wife, Kate, have participated one way or another with Fiesta and horses for 45 years. Kate, having been a ballerina in England, put in a plug for all the beautiful dancing that takes place during Old Spanish Days. •MJ 2 – 9 August 2018



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Jake Stamatis Antonio

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Music Academy of the West

by Steven Libowitz

Marriage a Golden Opera-tunity

You don’t need to have the experience of age to play the roles. And they’re game to try to do new things because they haven’t been singing the roles for 20 years, so they’re coming with fresh eyes. For an audience that’s familiar with Figaro, there’s nothing better than seeing someone experiencing a famous role for the first time.

Count on Him: Dickerson Takes the Lead


Stage director James Darrah teams with conductor James Conlon

he endless inventive stage director James Darrah teams with conductor James Conlon for an all-new production of Mozart’s comic opera The Marriage of Figaro, the 220year old opus on passion and commitment set against class struggles and obstacles. Darrah turned the Music Academy of the West community on its ear in early July with OperaFest, when excerpts from several new and recent operas were staged outdoors and in other unusual spaces on campus, upending years of traditional approaches to producing scenes from older classics. He’s planning an equally ambitious approach to Figaro – which the Granada hosts Friday, August 3, and Sunday, August 5 – updating the period and setting from a castle in 18th-century Seville, to a country club in a hotel resort in the mid-1970s. Q. How do you think the singers’ experience at OperaFest will inform their approach to Figaro? A. An opera singer has to be able to communicate and tell a story without relying on props and costumes. They did all those scenes with almost nothing, and with stories that almost nobody in the audience knew anything about. So, had to focus on the story, and what you need to communicate, and they learned how powerful they could be as actors, singers, storytellers on their own. Now we’re just adding all staging and costumes and props back in with the opera. OperaFest activated the idea of being fresh and interesting, which they can adapt to illuminating the characters (in Figaro) in ways that are new. You have come up with a different angle on Figaro. Why? I’m not interested in doing a nor2 – 9 August 2018

mal-period Figaro that looks like all the others. I don’t want to do museum theater. There’s a place for that in the opera world, but doing a definitive version even at a very high level is very boring to me. What I care about is how it can communicate to audiences today. What I create is directly derived from the text and the music. But we’re creating something set in the 20th century that uses a power structure and environment that addresses class system. It’s not arbitrary. We’re creating characters that have clear motivations. A place like the Ambassador in L.A. in the 1970s contains all the class structure, with an owner/manager, maids, other employees, and the battle of the sexes. The men of wealth and power and privilege, clashing with those of lower socioeconomic status. That’s what Figaro is about. Susanna is clearly the maid, the countess is a celebrity coming home to problems with her husband who owns and manages the hotel. The characters fit nicely into the context. Figaro is about real human beings who struggle, situations that have beautiful and problematic moments. Those problems that still resonate today, even if we put them in a more surreal environment. But it’s not about the production design. We don’t want you coming in thinking how clever it is, but rather be absorbed into the story, care about the characters, understand their motivations, follow the trajectory but not get held up by it being revisionist. Singer Benjamin Dickerson talked about his concerns of tackling a role like the Count at age 25. Do you also see that as a challenge? The Fellows come from all over the world, and they have all experienced poignant and dark things in their lives, even if they’re in their mid-20s.

Like most of the vocal Fellows at the Music Academy of the West (MAW), Benjamin Dickerson has an affinity both for art song and opera. But Dickerson has already reached the top tier in both endeavors at the Montecito summer festival. Dickerson claimed the coveted Marilyn Horne Song Competition in his only other summer in Santa Barbara back in 2015, and he’s returned to MAW to portray the leading role of Count Almaviva in this weekend’s fully-staged production of The Marriage of Figaro. “Winning brought to life a love for art song that I hadn’t previously explored,” Dickerson said in an interview last week. “I was able to work on the recital program (for the subsequent mini-tour) for months with the pianist, to perfect it and take in tour, which is very rare. Marilyn Horne is a legend, so winning her competition instilled a drive to work even harder and become a better musician. And I was able to make a living in New York just doing recitals for a while.” Dickerson didn’t put opera on the back burner, though, having landed a position with Florida Grand Opera’s studio program last year, where he’ll return in the fall to appear in La Boheme. But first, there’s the Count, the famously conniving philanderer who gets his comeuppance at the hands of his servants in Mozart’s beloved comic opera. While the baritone spent months back East in initial preparations for the part, he’s doing a deeper dive readying the role for the performances on Friday and Sunday, August 3 and 5, at the Granada. “It’s a role you can work on for your whole life and still discover new things,”: he said. “It’s a big challenge. So many greats have done it, and they are usually older. I’m only 25, and the character is very petulant, prone to anger when he’s confused, which happens a lot. It’s a struggle for young baritones to sing it with your own voice and not let the anger cause you to sing differently, or try to sing older. You have to find the joy in the character, the confidence he has and the nuances in the role, and embrace it as your own.” Dickerson had a little help from one of his role models just a couple of weeks ago when the baritone star Simon Keenlyside – who made his debut portraying the Count – served

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Down for the Count (Almaviva): Benjamin Dickerson stars in The Marriage of Figaro (photo by Dario Acosta)

as a Mosher guest artist, and led a vocal masterclass at which Dickerson performed. “I listen to his Count all the time – it’s one of my favorites and he’s a big influence on me,” Dickerson said. “When I sang the aria for him, it was a bit surreal but also really cool. He had a lot to say. It’s one of those arias that there are always things to improve on or play with. It’s one you will sign for a long time in your career. He knows all these tricks, so it was great to have his input.” Of course, Dickerson has also been taking direction from director James Darrah, whom he cited as perhaps the biggest reason he decided to return to sing Count Almaviva at MAW this summer. “He’s such a creative mind and a force in our industry right now. And he knows how to bring out the actor in all of us, even singers like me who have had very little acting training.”

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Thursday, August 2: Percussion Fest II brings Steve Reich’s hour-long Drumming to the Hahn Hall stage, with Collin Currie joining the flute, vocal, and percussion Fellows. Friday, August 3: The MERIT Recital is the annual performance by school-age musicians who have been mentored by the Fellows... SonataFest is a special public performance of pieces collaborative piano and instrumental Fellows have been working on during the summer in master classes and rehearsals. Program highlights include violin and cello sonatas by Debussy, Gershwin’s Three Preludes for bassoon, and Rachmaninoff’s sonata for cello. Monday, August 6: Piano power: the final collaborative piano masterclass in the afternoon is followed by a recital with Mosher guest artist David Fray. Tuesday, August 7: The final Festival Artists Series concert of the season at the Lobero finds the faculty performing modern works, including Frederic Rzewski’s Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues and Kevin Puts’s Seven Seascapes setting up Dvorak’s Piano Quintet, Op. 81. •MJ MONTECITO JOURNAL


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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 1 Thursday – For those of you not heading to the Santa Barbara Zoo for Fiesta Dignatarios, the Downtown Organization has lined up a large list of events for the monthly sip & stroll. Most of ‘em don’t even take note of Old Spanish Days, though no guarantees that you’ll miss the mariachi bands as you saunter down State Street. Sullivan Goss An American Gallery (11 East Anapamu Street) celebrates the opening of both Bear Area artists – featuring works by Adonna Khare, Susan McDonnell, Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Nicole Strasburg, and Beth Van Hoesen – and Phoenix Rising, featuring contemporary ceramics by Jim and Linda Haggerty, and historic prints by Nell Brooker Mayhew.... Fuzion Gallery & Boutique (1115 State Street) hosts a full showing for the recent LIT Show at the gallery, comprising six different unique artists who have created an impressive body of work.... Faulkner Gallery (40 East Anapamu Street, in the SB Public Library) features a show of contemporary and cuttingedge original photographs by members of the Channel City Camera Club in the main gallery. (Refreshments will st

be served).... In FACES, at Bella Rosa Galleries (1103 A State Street), David Mark Lane uses various techniques to create digital portraits. Also showing: Edward Borein Etchings & Gemstone Sculptures.... For a more interactive hands-on experience, head to Channing Peake Gallery (105 East Anapamu Street) where Santa Barbara Printmakers and the Office of Arts & Culture a hosting a night of free finger painting along with Poems & Prints.... At Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Family Resource Center (1130 State Street), teaching artists are available to help you capture the impression of a floral still-life on copy paper with tempera paint, inspired by Gerd Koch’s “High Spring #3”, now on display.... Get walled-in at SBCAST (513 Garden Street) as “Return From Berlin” multimedia by Ulrike Kerber shows on the outside walls, while C & E “The Nature of Walls” exhibits in Room D, reading of “Mending Wall” by Steve Braff, a piece of the Berlin Wall, Pink Floyd-The Wall, Wall-art, a makeshift-wall for comments, who pushed Humpty Dumpty? UCSB MATin F, music, food, and drinks make this stop worth the three-block hike.... Two blocks off State the other way, SlingShot Gallery (220 West Canon

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 Ventura County Fair – This is an entertainment calendar, so we’re not going to delve into the myriad activities featuring art, animals, appetizers, and more that animate the annual 11-day extravaganza at the seaside fairgrounds just 25 miles south. Suffice it to say, seeing the shows – which are free with a regular tickets – is well worth the price of admission, and all the other stuff, from racing pigs to corn dogs, is just, ahem, icing on the cake. Kicking things off this week is UB40, featuring Ali, Astro, and Mickey, who play the Grand Arena tonight. Plain White T’s – of “Hey There Delilah” and “1234” fame (seems like your kid could have written that latter hit song) – hit the stage tomorrow, while LeAnn Rimes, a one-time country prodigy, takes over on Saturday night. Alfredo Olivas, Ulices Chaidez, and Lorenzo de Monteclaro share the stage Sunday (3 pm), followed by Sublime with Rome – the collaboration between Eric Wilson, formerly of the American ska punk band Sublime, and singer-guitarist Rome Ramirez – revs up the beats on Monday. Tuesday afternoon (1 pm) takes you “Up, Up and Away” with The 5th Dimension before an even longer stroll down memory lane winds up with Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons performing that evening. Wednesday brings back on of the original boy bands in Boyz II Men, while country singer Hunter Hayes heads to the Ventura venue next Thursday, August 9. Creedence Clearwater Revisited play the final concert of the fair next Friday, August 10, then look out their back door to see that the PRCA Rodeo takes over the arena for two shows per day on Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12. Check, the website for rosters and schedule of the local Ventura area bands playing at the other stages, and the lineup of magicians, hypnotists, and more. WHEN: All concerts at 7 pm unless otherwise indicated WHERE: Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura COST: $12 general, $9 children and seniors (65 plus), free for Super Seniors (100-plus) INFO: (805) 648-3376 or


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FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 J.B. in SB – The sultry, serious, and poignant sounds of the ultimate 1970s-starting singer-songwriter Jackson Browne just seems to be the natural soundtrack at the Santa Barbara Bowl. It’s been that way for decades, and the fact that he has released only four albums of new material in the past 22 years is immaterial, as Browne – who hits a solid 70 this October – still sounds as vital and virtuous as ever. Seeing him sing “Late for the Sky” as the sun set along the seashore visible from the upper tiers was one of the best Bowl moments ever. A special treat for this summer sojourn has steel wizard Greg Leisz accompanying Browne’s longtime band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Jeff Young (keyboards), Val McCallum (guitar), plus Alethea Mills and Chavonne Stewart (vocals). WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: 1122 North Milpas St. COST: $45.50 to $84.50 INFO: 962-7411 or

Perdido Street) lets visitors unleash the artist within to make your own scratch film art as you view ROYGBIV, SlingShot’s August exhibition.... There’s multiple options as always at the Museum of Contemporary Art (653 Paseo Nuevo Terrace), where KCRW DJ Marion Hodges mixes the music and interactive art experiences are lubricated by signature cocktails for viewing the exquisite current exhibition Barry McGee: SB Mid Summer Intensive. As 8 pm approaches, the fun continues if you’re ready to finally face Fiesta following 1st Thursday by heading over to the Courthouse Sunken Gardens for Noches de Ronda. WHEN: 5 to 8pm WHERE: Lower State Street and environs COST: free INFO: about/1st-thursday FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 Diva 2 Diva – Pinoy pop singers Kuh Ledesma and Zsa Zsa Padilla are joined by comedians Nanette Inventor and Mitch Valdes to provide the power for the stunningly successful international tour stopping by the Chumash Casino Resort tonight. Ledesma and Padilla first shared the stage at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) back in 2012, and the combination of the two top-notch singers proved so successful that it’s since been re-staged in major cities in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Ledesma has been performing for 35 years, winning numerous awards and amassing 20 albums in the Philippines recording industry. Padilla is the daughter of famous actor and sportsman Carlos “Sonny” Padilla, Jr., and was originally part of the Manila Sound band, Hotdog, before going solo in 1982.

When I was a kid, they didn’t have Keurigs. I had to drink an entire pot of coffee, like an adult.

The pair are being accompanied for the first time by the two comedians, who are known as the Divas of Filipino comedy, thus providing the tour with its name. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 East Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez COST: $45 to $65 INFO: (800) CHUMASH (2486274) or TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 Romero, Revisited – Night Of The Living Dead, George A. Romero’s independently made, low-budget 1968 horror film, is widely recognized for its any number of achievements, including a stunning technique and its subtle political messages. No wonder it has enjoyed decades of creative influence in movies and elsewhere, including World War Z, The Walking Dead, and any number of role-playing video games. Unfortunately, the film has been subject to numerous revisions (colorization, “bootleg” video releases, animation, et cetera) because an error put it into the public domain immediately after its release. But KCSB is presenting the original black-and-white film with the twist of a new soundtrack performed live by the New York City underground rock band Morricone Youth. Named to pay tribute to both Italian film composer Ennio Morricone and postpunk rock band Sonic Youth, the sixpiece band’s repertoire includes more than 100 reinterpretations of film and TV soundtracks and music production library recordings, which is all they do. Vegetarian and vegan food options and liquid refreshments will be sold onsite, courtesy Nimita’s Cuisine. Note: This is an outdoor screening at night, and there’s only limited on-site seating; bringing low-backed collapsible chairs 2 – 9 August 2018

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 Odyssey Project – This laudable liaison partners incarcerated teens at Los Prietos Boys Camp with UCSB students through a theatrical collaboration. Supported by a team of artists and mentors – including a mask maker, a dance choreographer, a graphic design artist, and a mime/movement specialist – together they rewrite Homer’s epic Odyssey drawing from their own life stories. Everyone in the cast is a hero or heroine on their path to empowerment. making the famous epic journey one that leads to their own redemption. The performance returns for an eighth year to the seemingly appropriate black box stage at Paseo Nuevo. WHEN: 2 pm WHERE: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, upstairs in the mall COST: $22 INFO: 9630408 or

is recommended. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: SBCAST, 513 Garden Street COST: free INFO: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 Bon Mot – Justin Vernon’s straight-forward delivery of his confessional lyrics informed the indie folk of Bon Iver back in the late 2000s with their debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago. But that simplicity soon yielded to the addition of electronic and R&B elements, broadening their audience and attracting such collaborators as Kanye West. Vernon’s 2011 self-titled Bon Iver album reached number 2 in America and won two Grammy Awards, including, strangely, Best New Artist. It was another five years before the next official Bon Iver album became a reality, and 22, A Million features a further exploration of the “folktronica” sound, which earned a nomination for a Best Alternative Music Album Grammy. Vernon’s vagaries will likely be on display when Bon Iver beats it to the Santa Barbara Bowl tonight, with Perfume Genius, which, like Bon Iver, is the “band” project of a singer-songwriter, Mike Hadreas, though his themes explore homophobia, domestic abuse, and other issues of sexuality. His 2017 album, No Shape, was also





nominated for a Grammy. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: 1122 North Milpas St. COST: $50.50 to $80.50 INFO: 9627411 or


Westward, Ho! – Joe De Yong was a cowboy whose almost obsessive passion for the American West during the first part of the last century helped him to overcome going deaf from cerebral meningitis to become the only protégé of his artistic hero, the legendary Montana artist Charles M. Russell. De Yong later brought his skills to the movie business, working as an artist/illustrator with Cecil B. DeMille and many others. Now, following years of research, Santa Ynez Valley resident William Reynolds, himself an artist/ historian/writer who once worked as an art director at A&M Records, has penned a new coffee-table book called Joe De Yong: A Life in the West. Reynolds, the author of The Cowboy Hat Book and The Art Of The Western Saddle, has revealed the life of the relatively unknown artist/illustrator who started out to be “just a cowboy,” but ended up touching the lives of many in the western art world from the 1920s through the 1960s. He’ll discuss the book and sign copies at Chaucer’s this evening. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: 3321 State St. in Loreto Plaza Shopping Center COST: free INFO: 682-6787 or •MJ








Break It up – What if the real secret to greater productivity, happiness, and success is a habit that is thousands of years old? That’s the question posed by Santa Barbara resident Aaron M. Edelheit, the chief strategy officer of FLO Technologies and the founder of the private investment firm Mindset Capital, in his new book The Hard Break: The Case for the 24/6 Lifestyle. Edelheit examines a work culture where people boast of long working hours, their extreme schedules, and how little they sleep, with a critical eye toward whether it produces happiness or even efficient productivity. Through his personal journey of discovering the joy of taking a “hard break” of one day a week to reset, Edelheit profiles not only his own life transformation, but how this same practice has been changing the lives of well-known entrepreneurs, celebrities, and politicians alike. Edelheit, who has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, and The New York Times, talks about the concept at Chaucer’s tonight. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: 3321 State St. in Loreto Plaza Shopping Center COST: free INFO: 682-6787 or http://www.

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This Mediterranean-style estate property was designed by Don Nulty and built by Rich Coffin in 2013, offering impressive views of the ocean, islands and mountains, in a completely secluded setting. A private gated drive leads to this estate set on approximately 3.2 acres. The villa includes 3 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a movie theater and entertainment room, elevator, salt water pool and spa, fire pit, bocce court, and Sonos sound system all around the property. There is a pool cabana with en-suite bedroom, and the grounds feature culinary gardens, sunny patios, and vistas all around. This property has been on the market just over one month, and the price has been reduced from $9,950,000. Please contact me to arrange a showing with the listing agent of any property mentioned or for any Real Estate needs: Mark@ or call/text (805) 698-2174. Please visit my website,, from which this article is based. •MJ



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to find but available now! $2875/mo. For further inquiries, please call: Nancy S. Kaller 805 692-1520 Sierra Property Group, Inc. RENTAL WANTED

Professional adult woman seeks cottage or private living space in Montecito. Has office in downtown Santa Barbara, goes to the Montecito Y and has great references. Quiet and kind. Maureen, 805-633-0750 DONATIONS NEEDED

Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary Menagerie 2340 Lillie Avenue Summerland CA 2 – 9 August 2018

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I will take in trade or purchase your gold and platinum jewelry, watches and silver items.

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93067 (805) 969-1944 Donate to the Parrot Pantry! At SB Bird Sanctuary, backyard farmer’s bounty is our birds best bowl of food! The flock goes bananas for your apples, oranges & other homegrown fruits & veggies. Volunteers Do you have a special talent or skill? Do you need community service hours? The flock at SB

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$12,995,000 | 1664 E Valley Rd, Montecito | 7BD/12BA Nancy Kogevinas | 805.450.6233 | Lic # 01209514

$5,450,000 | 2085 Birnam Wood Dr, Montecito | 3BD/3½BA Cristal Clarke | 805.886.9378 | Lic # 00968247

$12,750,000 | 888 Cold Springs Rd, Montecito | 5BD/6½BA Cristal Clarke | 805.886.9378 Lic # 00968247

$8,499,000 | 2775 Bella Vista Dr, Montecito | 5BD/6BA Mermis/St. Clair | 805.886.6741 Lic # 00891742 / 01173714

$7,995,000 | Villa Raphael, Montecito Upper | 3BD/3½BA Nancy Kogevinas/Robert Kemp | 805.450.6233 / 259.6318 Lic # 01209514 / 01246412

$6,785,000 | 150 La Vereda Rd, Montecito Lower | 3BD/3½BA + GH McGowan Partners | 805.563.4000 Lic # 00893030 / 02041055

$6,650,000 | 3077 Hidden Valley Ln, Montecito | 5BD/6BA MK Properties | 805.565.4014 Lic # 01426886 / 01930309

$5,995,000 | 380 Woodley Rd, Montecito Lower | 7BD/7BA Calcagno & Hamilton | 805.565.4000 Lic # 01499736 / 01129919

$5,795,000 |, Carpinteria | 2BD/3BA Kathleen Winter | 805.451.4663 Lic # 01022891

$5,550,000 | 1567 E Valley Rd, Santa Barbara | 6BD/7BA Lisa Scibird | 805.570.9177 Lic # 02027505

$4,389,000 | 6977 Shepard Mesa Rd, Carpinteria | 3BD/3BA Luke Ebbin | 805.705.2152 Lic # 01488213

$4,250,000 | 5372 Rincon Beach Park Dr, Ventura | 4BD/4BA MK Properties | 805.565.4014 Lic # 01426886 / 01930309

$4,195,000 | 1520 Las Canoas Rd, El Cielito/Las Canoas | 4BD/4½BA MK Properties | 805.565.4014 Lic # 01426886 / 01930309

$2,995,000 | 2320 Sycamore Canyon Rd, Montecito Upper | 4BD/2BA Jason Streatfeild | 805.280.9797 Lic # 01834496


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