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Thirty-five years ago Footloose the movie was released; In 1998, Footloose, the musical, debuted on Broadway, featuring music by three Montecito music makers: Dean Pitchford, Tom Snow, and Kenny Loggins. Janet Adderley and Kenny Loggins bring that music back home to the Marjorie Luke Theatre this weekend, p. 24

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Has your favorite street become a pain in the asphalt? Not to worry; County road repair crews are standing by and ready to roll, p. 10

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Guest Editorial


Montecito Miscellany


This Week in Montecito


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First look at conceptual design for proposed roundabout at intersection of Coast Village Road and Olive Mill Road Penny Bianchi throws bash; John Cleese undergoes stem cell therapy; Rebecca Brand’s birthday party; Karen Jenkins presents horse in Century Club Ride; Joanna Kerns files for divorce; Marin Alsop conducts at Granada; new flag at Santa Barbara Polo Club; Barden tasting room opens; Oprah Winfrey shares cover; Peter Sperling sells home; Olivia Newton-John uses medicinal marijuana; American Idol holds auditions; Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns to Veep; Meghan Markle’s former home for sale; Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin still friends; Geoffrey Rutkowski passes; sightings

A list of local events happening in and around town Ashleigh Brilliant on waiting and delays

10 Just Ask J’Amy

J’Amy Brown answers a reader’s question about dinged-up roads in town and who to call when you see one

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Roundabout plans revealed; Montecito Association meets

14 Seen Around Town

Courthouse Legacy Foundation Fiesta party; John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts 20th annual Fiesta Finale

18 Spirituality Matters

Full Moon Hike, Meditation and Sound Healing event; Santa Barbara Hiking Meditation Meetup hike; Get Unstuck & Create an Awesome Vision Hike Meetup; mandala workshop; Marianne Williamson returns; Darren Marc’s Reiki offering

19 Letters to the Editor

A collection of communications from readers Andy Caldwell, Packie Villa, Kansas Beach, Hillary Hauser, and Michael Lopez

22 Legal Advertising 24 On Entertainment

Footloose 35th anniversary benefit concerts; Hana Aluna plays SOhO; benefit concert for Nicola Gordon; music in the Valley; fifth annual Westmont Academy for Young Artists; DANCEworks presents West Side Story

34 Calendar of Events

Ongoing and ending events; Afterparty@MOXI; Sebastian Maniscalco does standup; Transform Through Arts Theater performance; Cat Power at Lobero; Santa Barbara Jazz Society’s summer; Erisy Watt returns to SOhO; book signing at Chaucer’s; Don McLean plays oldies in Ojai

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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.

Easing the Gridlock at Olive Mill and Coast Village Road


n Monday, August 12, 2019, Montecito residents got their first look at the conceptual design for a proposed roundabout to be constructed at the intersection of Coast Village Road and Olive Mill Road. What makes this roundabout challenging and unique is the fact that the circle will have six legs and 10 lanes of traffic entering or exiting the single-lane traffic circle within a constrained right of way. The second oddity is that this roundabout lies halfway within the City of Santa Barbara and halfway within Montecito, which cedes its planning authority for this project to traffic planners at County Public Works.

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The conceptual unveiling of the roundabout occurred before a joint meeting of the City of Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review (ABR) and the Montecito Board of Architectural Review (MBAR). The review was focused only on landscaping and aesthetic review, not traffic loads, environmental impacts, traffic engineering from the county or the city, Coastal Development permits, nor city and county design review approval. The applicants seeking conceptual review comments from ABR and MBAR commissioners for the Olive Mill roundabout included Laura Yanez, Project Engineer and Olive Mill Roundabout Project Manager (employed by the City of Santa Barbara Public Works); Morgan Jones, Senior Environmental Planner for the County of Sana Barbara; and James Faber, Associate Vice President T.Y. Lin International, a consultant.

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Monte ito Miscellany

Steve and Beth Green, Regina and John Henderson, and Alex Laron at Penny Bianchi’s bash (photo by Priscilla)

by Richard Mineards

Richard covered the Royal Family for Britain’s Daily Mirror and Daily Mail, and was an editor on New York Magazine. He was also a national anchor on CBS, a commentator on ABC Network News, gossip on The Joan Rivers Show and Geraldo Rivera, host on E! TV, a correspondent on the syndicated show Extra, a commentator on the KTLA Morning News and Entertainment Tonight. He moved to Montecito 12 years ago.

Party at Penny’s

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ing Charles II was nowhere to be seen when Montecito interior designer Penny Bianchi hosted a bustling Restoration party at her charming Provencal-style home, next door to the sprawling estate of TV talk show titan Oprah Winfrey.

The property suffered considerable damage in the mudslides after the Thomas Fire, so much so that when I was trying to find the house, which I have visited many times over the 11 years I have resided in our rarefied enclave, I went past their road


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a number of times because it was so unrecognizable. During the disaster Penny and her husband, Adam, stayed at a variety of hotels, including the Bacara and Hotel Californian, and then in rented homes, including Sandyland, all covered by their insurance company, Chubb, who they cannot praise highly enough. “It has taken two years to get back to normal, with tons and tons of mud being removed from the gardens. “But even now the street to the house off East Valley Road still looks like Mars!” To mark the return to normality – the estate, I’m pleased to report, looks like it hasn’t been touched – Penny and Adam celebrated its restoration with a boffo bash for 140 guests, wonderfully catered by Elena Wegner. Among the dashing denizens were Carter Hines, William and Barbara Tomicki, Scott and Ella Brittingham, Robert and Susan Lieff, Ginny Vanocur, Diana Starr Langley, Tamara Asseyev and Bertrand de Gabriac, Tom and Eileen Mielko, Curtis Skene, John Saladino, Beverley Jackson, Leslie von Wiesenberger, Randy and Roxie Solakian, Don Selbert, Alixe Mattingly, and Robert Easton.

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Friday, August 23, 2019 at 7:30pm Marjorie Luke Theatre 721 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara

Turning Back Time As former Montecito funnyman John Cleese approaches his 80th birthday, he is undergoing stem cell therapy in a bid to fight back Father Time. The former Monty Python and Fawlty Towers star says he has been undergoing the treatment for a number of years and he credits it with helping him look younger than his 79 years. “I’m serious,” he says. “I think stem cell therapy is the most extraordinary thing and, of course, I’m sorry to say, it’s not cheap. “I’ve been doing it for some years and the astonishing thing is you don’t hear much about it. I look younger than my age and it’s entirely down to stem cell therapy, and not because I’m a wonderful person, which I am, but that doesn’t affect my looks.” John is currently starring in a new BBC series Hold the Sunset, about two retired widowed neighbors. Staying on Brand Social gridlock reigned at the East Haley Street wine bar Uncorked when Santa Barbara TV game-show host

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This Week in and around Montecito


(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail or call (805) 565-1860) THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 Knit ‘N Needle Fiber art crafts (knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more) drop-in and meet-up for all ages at Montecito Library When: 2 to 3:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 Spanish Conversation Group at the Montecito Library The Montecito Library hosts a Spanish Conversation Group. The group is for anyone interested in practicing and improving conversational skills in Spanish. Participants should be familiar with the basics. When: 1:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Montecito Union Preps for New School Year Montecito Union welcomes new families; class lists are posted; ribbon cutting for new playgrounds; picnic to reconnect and get ready for school to start. When: 4 pm orientation; 4:45 pm class lists; 5 to 7 pm family picnic Where: 385 San Ysidro Road Movie Night at the Mart Ever y Friday evening throughout the summer, Montecito Countr y Mart hosts a kid-friendly movie in their center courtyard. Tonight’s film: A Bug’s Life. When: 6 pm Where: 1016 Coast Village Road at Hot Springs Cost: free TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 First Day of School Cold Spring School students head back to class Where: 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road Info:

Montecito Union School Board Meeting When: 4 pm Where: 385 San Ysidro Road Info: 969-3249 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 Docent Recruitment Reception Are you passionate about art? Would you like to join with others that share that passion? Become a Docent at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art! Join in at the Museum’s Auditorium for an informative talk to be followed by short tours of current exhibitions with the Docent teams. A special opportunity to engage and activate a performance piece, Kallmyer Ensemble, will be available for you to enjoy. Afterward, join in a social gathering to meet other Docents to ask any questions and share your interests. When: 3 pm Where: 1130 State Street Info: THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 MBAR Meeting Montecito Board of Architectural Review seeks to ensure that new projects are harmonious with the unique physical characteristics and character of Montecito When: 1 pm Where: Country Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 East Anapamu Knit ‘N Needle Fiber art crafts (knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more) drop-in and meet-up for all ages at Montecito Library When: 2 to 3:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 Spanish Conversation Group at the Montecito Library The Montecito Library hosts a Spanish Conversation Group. The group is for anyone interested in practicing and improving conversational skills in Spanish. Partici-

Book Signing at Tecolote Ten Traits of a Healthy Parent is the culmination of over 25 years of research, study and teaching at various conferences, men’s retreats, adult education classes, and churches by best-selling author Dr. Ron Lee Davis. Through the joys and heartaches of parenting, these ten traits have constantly guided Dr. Davis and helped him to regain God’s perspective on being a parent. It is his hope that it will encourage and guide parents, grandparents and those who work with children. Best-selling Christian author Dr. Ron Lee Davis wrote his first book Gold in the Making in 1983. This book quickly gained national prominence and was featured regularly on Focus on The Family national radio broadcast and the Christian Broadcasting Network, among others. Dr. Davis has authored nine books in all, including Mistreated, The Healing Choice and Courage to Begin Again. His writings and teaching offer hope, encouragement and inspiration to people around the world. Come meet Dr. Ron Lee Davis and join for refreshments. When: 3 pm to 4:30 pm Where: Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 East Valley Road, Montecito Info: 969-4977 pants should be familiar with the basics. When: 1:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Movie Night at the Mart Every Friday evening throughout the summer, Montecito Country Mart hosts a kid-friendly movie in their center courtyard. Tonight’s film: Eloise At The Plaza. When: 6 pm Where: 1016 Coast Village Road at Hot Springs Cost: free SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 Lecture & Luncheon Tom Widroe, Past Chair of the Santa Barbara Central Committee, will speak to the Santa Barbara Republican Club during its August meeting. Tom will cover the Hot Topics of the Day: Race for President, Democrat Debates, Medicare for All, Reparations, Mueller’s Meltdown and Tom’s political plans for the future. Tom’s energy, passion, and insider information make this a presentation you won’t want to miss. The luncheon is open to the public. Dress code is business casual. When: 11:30 am Where: La Cumbre Country Club, 4015 Via Laguna in Santa Barbara Cost: $30 per person Questions & Reservations: Call Barbara Hurd 805-684-3858

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Zoofari Ball: Summer Camp This year’s Zoofari Ball promises to be more fun than jumping off a dock, more exciting than flashlight tag, and more delicious than roasted marshmallows. “Summer Camp” is the theme of this year’s fundraiser for the Santa Barbara Zoo, and over 625 “happy campers” are expected to frolic under the stars. This year’s honorary event chair, deemed “Camper of the Year,” is Leslie Ridley-Tree, who has attended more than 25 Zoofari Balls. In early years, Leslie and husband Paul could be spotted in jackets sporting all their commemorative Zoofari badges, and she continued that tradition following his death in 2005. She served as Zoofari Honorary Chair in 2008, was on the Zoo Board from 1993 to 2000. The Zoo’s Animal Kitchen is named for her, and the Zoo restaurant is the Ridley-Tree House. Zoofari guests are encouraged to wear khaki chic, a camp tee and cutoffs with knee socks, or other camp outfits. Merit badges, macaroni necklaces, hiking boots, and cargo shorts are also appropriate and safari attire is always welcome. Camp activities are on the Zoo’s scenic hilltop, and include a silent auction, signature cocktails and open bars, a gourmet dinner by Rincon Events, and dancing to the Replicas. Raffle tickets are also now on sale to win an 8-night/9-day vacation for two to Fiji, in the heart of the South Pacific. Only 200 tickets are being sold, at $100 each at This trip includes roundtrip airfare from LAX or SFO to Nadi on Fiji Airlines, helicopter transfer on Pacific Island Air and boat transfer on South Sea Cruises Luxury Catamaran. Also included are stays at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, Shangri-La Fijian Resort & Spa, and Matamanoa Island Resort; spa treatments at Senikai Spa; and a Vudu Lookout tour with Rosie Holidays. The raffle package sponsor is Robertson International Travel Consultants. Winner need not be present to win. When: 5:30 pm to 11 pm Where: 500 Niños Drive Cost: $350 per ticket Info: •MJ

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Brilliant Thoughts


by Ashleigh Brilliant Born London, 1933. Mother Canadian. Father a British civil servant. World War II childhood spent mostly in Toronto and Washington, D.C. Berkeley PhD. in American History, 1964. Living in Santa Barbara since 1973. No children. Best-known for his illustrated epigrams, called “Pot-Shots”, now a series of 10,000. Email or visit

How Long Until the Next Delay?


s far as I know, there is no such thing as impatient dreaming. Sleep takes as long as it takes, and, when you wake, you have to consult your timepiece to be sure how long you’ve been away in that strange other world. But in this waking, conscious world which (for want of a better term) we call Reality, we seem to spend much of our time waiting. In fact, most of our public facilities, from doctors’ offices to airline terminals, come with special waiting-areas. We are waiting to see some person, or for something to arrive, or something to happen. And of course, our whole life is, in a sense, a waiting-room, in which we wait to see when and how it will end. This predicament obviously calls for a great deal of patience, which my dictionary neatly defines as “calm endurance.” Some of us seem to be specially endowed with that quality. This was one of the many ways in which I differed from my wife, who was able to sit quietly in a waiting-room, never showing any signs of unrest, while I would be pacing up and down, frequently looking at the clock, and, as often as I dared, pestering the person at the desk, to complain about the delay. Shakespeare (in Twelfth Night) speaks of a silently lovelorn lady sitting “like Patience on a monument.” The monument he had in mind would most likely have been some type of tombstone, on which an allegorical figure would appear, representing the eternal waiting of grief. But Hamlet is less patient, offering, in a famous soliloquy, “the law’s delay” as one of the “whips and scorns of time” which might justify suicide. But of course, there are ways of relieving this curse of delays over which we have no control. While sitting in a waiting-room you can do crosswords (one of my own favorite distractions), read magazines (whatever miserable selection is offered), or – much more frequently nowadays – engage with some electronic device. But what if not just a few people, but a whole crowd – say a stadium-full – are all waiting impatiently for the big game, or some other event, to start, or resume, after some unexplained delay? In Britain, they have a wonderful way of expressing their displeasure: the entire multitude bursts into song! And there is 15 – 22 August 2019

one song they all know, which has only four words, which are sung over and over again: “WHY ARE WE WAITING?” They sing it to the tune of “O Come, All Ye Faithful” – and to hear that many voices, singing such a stirring melody in unison, can in itself be a thrilling experience – especially if many or most of the crowd are from Wales, which is rightly known as a land of song. It can almost make the waiting seem worthwhile. But it seems to be wartime which imposes the almost literally crying need for patience, especially among those who are forced to remain behind, waiting to learn the fate of their loved ones on the fighting fronts. My entire childhood was spent in an era bombarded with ballads on the theme of “when you come home again.” Another keynote was how much better the world would be, after the war was over. One song not only promised that there would be “blue birds over the White Cliffs of Dover,” but went so far as to predict that there would be “love and laughter, and peace ever after, tomorrow, when the world is free.” But the absent ones had their own musical yearning, with such songs as “Don’t Sit Under the Apple-Tree With Anybody Else But Me – till I come marching home.” Many of my own epigrams have been colored by this theme. Once at a bus-stop, something I heard a mother tell her child, who was getting tired of waiting for the bus, inspired me to write what became one of my most popular epigrams: “Be patient – the longer you wait for me, the sooner I’ll arrive.”  ut, lest this sounds too optimistic, I B also wrote that: “ Everything takes longer than you expect – even when you expect it to take longer than you expect.”



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by J’Amy Brown

A 25-year resident of Montecito, J’Amy Brown served as Chair/Commissioner of the Montecito Planning Commission, Commissioner, County Historic Landmark Commission, President of the Montecito Association and 20-year Captain of the Middle Road Area Neighborhood Watch. She has written extensively about Montecito for the Montecito Journal, the Independent, Edhat and The News-Press. She says, when it comes to Montecito, she gamely accepts the mantle of “Know it All” because, in fact, she probably has seen or done it all. She wants your questions: Contact:

Rocky Road Woes


. Some Montecito roads are so dinged with ruts, driving on them seems like a game of “dodgem holes.” Are our rocky roads due for a fix? A. What a welcomed question – because it may mean the community is starting to change our focus from survival mode to surface matters. Just 19 months ago our lanes and roads were being scoured from boulders and mud, slashed for utility repairs and crushed by a bottleneck of oversized emergency, excavation, cement, hauling, construction, utility and moving trucks. Potholes were the least of our concerns – we were begging for road functionality. That liberation arrived in the form of the County of Santa Barbara Public Works Department, led by Public Works Director, Scott McGolpin. This branch of our county’s government is made up of a crew of dedicated, generous, selfless employees – including two prominent debris flow attendants: Tom Fayram, Deputy Director of Water Resources, and Chris Sneddon, Deputy Director of Transportation. Take note Board of Supervisors: The County Public Works Department met Montecito’s Debris Flow recovery needs with valor and excellence, accomplishing the laborious task with extensive breadth, proficiency and rapidity. Now, with that past due gratitude appropriately bestowed, it’s time to toss off the laurel wreaths and put back on the hard hats. A recent survey on social media site NextDoor indicates some Montecito roads are in need of manicuring. Contacted about these dings, Deputy Director Sneddon said even though disaster-torn infrastructure continues to remain a department priority, Public Works wants to be alerted to even minor road repair needs. “We want the public to bring road repairs to our attention – from emergency repairs, to routine repairs, to how a road surface looks,” Sneddon said. “Sometimes it is just a routine maintenance repair, sometimes it is more complex, but we want the public to call our maintenance yard (805-681-5678) and get their road concern on to the annual service data base.” Here’s a thumb nail sketch of the process, but it is more fully described on Public Works website listed below. The process starts with alerting the maintenance yard and filling out a Project Initiation Request (PIR) form (805-681-5678). That gets the repair on the department’s official tracking database. Quick fixes are usually just that – fixed quickly. However, beyond-routine projects, like full road resurfacing, face a more challenging process – with the five Supervisors each hoping their favorite district projects will get slotted on the budget-driven RdMAP (Road Maintenance Annual Program). Public Works staff begins to assemble that potential annual road repair list in the fall, basing it on the PIR database, along with staff and public input. To get additional public input, PW hosts an annual public workshop in February, focusing on the preliminary list. By June, after staff assessments, the finalized


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list is presented to the Board of Supervisors as part of annual budget process. While the list is well calculated, it remains flexible and can changes due to unexpected circumstances. Any PIR not chosen must resubmit annually for funding consideration. Right now, for example, Public Works is in the initial stages of compiling the program list for the 2020-2021 fiscal year – and the good news is Montecito may have snagged some slots for some of our NextDoor generated “worst-ruttedroads” list. Personally, I hope you never find yourself on a bumpy road, but if you do land in a rut remember to call Public Works (805-681-5678) to report it. And, while you’re waiting for a tow, download PW’s Road Maintenance Annual Program Report It fully explains, in an interesting manner, the road maintenance process. I promise, after reading it, you will no longer take for granted Santa Barbara County’s 1,650 lane-miles of roadways that puts the wind beneath your tires! So, the next time you crank up the classic for a spin around Montecito and you see yellow-vested workers along the roadside – offer a thumbs-up wave and a smile—because, in fact, you’d be getting nowhere without them! Below is the neighborhood-generated rut-inventory, along with Sneddon’s responses. The second grouping is Public Works 2019-2020 Potential Program List for Montecito, which, as a reminder, can be reprioritized due to emergency needs or other unexpected road work demands. Olive Mill Road – CS: It is already in this fiscal year’s work plan (20192020). San Ysidro Lane – CS: On the 2019-2020 program for a fall 2019 resurfacing. San Ysidro Road – CS: It is generally in good condition and no action is pending. La Vereda Road – CS: There are roads that have a higher priority, but citizens can contact maintenance and get looped into the development of next year’s plan and we can see where it falls in the priority list as we develop next year’s plan. La Vereda Lane – CS: It is in “fair” condition, but this, like La Vereda Road, is a road the community could consider seeking a “Project Initiation Request” for the 2020-2021 fiscal budget. Hot Springs Road – CS: It if holds its priority the current plan is to put road repair in the 2020-2021 annual plan. Summit Road – CS: Summit Road has a lower priority than Hot Springs, but could see resurfacing in the 2020/21 year. Barker Pass – CS: Barker Pass was resurfaced about eight years ago. There are no immediate plans to resurface it. State Highway 192 (East Valley Road) – CS: This is not a county road and falls to Caltrans to repair. (J’Amy adds: The newly resurfaced portion of 192/East Valley near Birnam Wood was worth the wait – it is a red carpet glide ride. Give it a spin!) East Valley Lane/Oriole Lane – CS: These are private roads and not county maintained. If cut-through traffic is an issue on a private road, it can be gated or signage can be installed. Calle Elegante – CS: The public piece is in good condition. We are unaware of any agreement to pave the private part, but they can contact me if they have further information. Public Works’ potential Montecito road repairs scheduled for 2019-2020: Road Name N Jameson Ln N Jameson Ln Posilipo Ln Spring Rd Loureyro Rd N N Jameson Ln Olive Mill Rd Channel Dr Hill Rd

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Village Beat 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.

Roundabout Plans Unveiled


t a joint hearing of the City of Santa Barbara’s Architectural Review Board and Montecito Board of Architectural Review on Monday, August 12, City and County reps presented plans and renderings for the proposed roundabout at Olive Mill Road and Coast Village Road. The project includes reconfiguring the intersection from a stop-controlled, 5-way intersection to a single lane, 6-leg roundabout, and includes adding sidewalks, landscaping, lighting, and directional crosswalks. The project is slated to be built completely inside Caltrans, City, and County right-of-way. Several members of the public spoke, voicing concern over the roundabout’s capacity to handle congestion during disasters, some of the landscaping choices, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and loss of parking. Roger Rittner, who owns the property on the northeast corner of the roundabout, explained to the Boards that the project, even though it’s located in public right of way, would essentially confiscate 10-12 feet of frontage on his property. “This is unacceptably damaging to us,” he said, adding that the configuration of the roundabout moves traffic 12 feet closer to his home. Jason Copus, co-owner of Montecito Inn, voiced his support for the project, despite knowing that construction of the roundabout will directly impact his hotel guests. Because the joint hearing at the Planning Commission requires favorable comments from the Architectural Review Boards, the project will be back in front of the ABR/MBAR for at least one more round of conceptual review before moving to the Planning Commission for review. Zoning, land use, and environmental review for the project is also in the works.

Montecito Association Meets

At this month’s Montecito Association Board meeting, Pat McElroy with the Partnership for Resilient Communities reported that the installation of two remaining Swiss ring nets will begin in September. The nets will be installed in Buena Vista and San Ysidro creeks, and construction will ideally be completed before the rainy season in November. Montecito resident Ben Weiner

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addressed the Board to ask for support in opposing a permit application by Pat Nesbitt, who is seeking a discretionary permit to land helicopters on his property in Carpinteria. Nesbitt has admitted that he has been illegally landing helicopters on his property for 25 years, and is now asking forgiveness to legalize continued use. Over 150 people in the community have submitted letter of opposition to the permit, most citing that landing helicopters on private property is not compatible with the neighborhood. Because Nesbitt’s property is not in Montecito, the issue will be heard at the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission on September 25. The MA’s Land Use Committee will take up the issue at a future meeting. First District Supervisor Das Williams reported that the Randall Road debris basin project is moving forward, with California’s Office of Emergency Management highly recommending the project. Meetings with FEMA are ongoing. Williams also announced that the Board of Supervisors has approved closing the funding gap for Montecito Library, allocated more tax revenue funds to keep the library open.Montecito Fire Chief Kevin Taylor announced the New Division Chief of Operations, Alan Widling, who is Taylor’s successor in the position. Chief Widling has been with the District since 2015, in the position of Battalion Chief. MA Executive Director Sharon Byrne reported that the Association’s insurance subcommittee attended a meeting organized by Assembly Member Monique Limon, with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara. The MA asked Lara to consider Montecito’s recent mitigation measures for future disasters, including the Randall Road debris basin, the nets, the cleared out creek beds, and the regrowth of Chaparral on the hillside. “We’re not just sitting here waiting for the next disaster. We have been doing multiple things to harden our community against disaster,” Byrne said. Fire Chief Taylor took Commissioner Lara on a tour of the disaster area, explaining the recovery and added resiliency. The committee will continue to monitor insurance non-renewals in Montecito. The next Montecito Association meeting is Tuesday, September 10.•MJ 15 – 22 August 2019

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Seen Around Town

by Lynda Millner

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JUST ASK J’AMY (Continued from page 5) Andrew Swanson, Steve Lowe, and Ryan Baumann were all involved in the Hammond’s Beach cleanup, which was orchestrated by Billy Mann

Bits and Bites: Montecito’s Butterfly and Hammond’s beaches seem to be a magnate for chunks of Neptune’s unwanted junk. A few months back it was boat hulls that washed ashore. Now, since July, a rust-crusted corrugated pipe has parked itself on Hammond’s beach. It rolled around for a while before splitting in half and ending perched on the ice plant just below Bonnymede. Thanks to a village of voices, once again the beach is now clear as a mermaid’s song! A slew of stealth beachcomber tipsters, Christine, Chris, and Panther, alerted me about this

terror-tube. For rapid response, my first call went to Das Williams’ First District aid Kadie McShirley. She contacted the famed County Parks cavalry, led by South County Parks Operation Manager Billy Mann. Meanwhile, for backup, I called Manning Park lead Doug Norton. Literally, within hours, the gnarly pipe was deep-sixed to the land fill to harmlessly rust its ragged life away – leaving our beach safe, pristine and beautiful. Thanks for the swift rescue County Parks and once again hats off to your motorized mule and your brawny crew of Mann, Andrew Swanson, Steve Lowe, and Ryan Baumann!

The Hot Springs 101 offramp where debris remains from a homeless encampment that was recently cleared out by Caltrans

Oops, You Forgot Something

Several weeks ago, Caltrans closed the Hot Springs 101 offramp, causing huge traffic delays. The intention for the closure was to clean out a homeless encampment – but it seems Caltrans forgot a few things. It’s nice to have the brush cut back – but really Caltrans, finish what you started! Come back and pick up the remaining off-ramp rubble. This current, branch-hanging laundry/trash bag pile does not exactly make for an aesthetically pleasing welcome to Montecito.

Musical Chairs

After seven months as Montecito Association Land Use Chair, Laura Bridley has resigned to become Gregg Hart’s appointment on the County Planning Commission. Bridley lives in second district but also owns property in Montecito, which was how she qualified to serve on the MA board. On the PC, Bridley will take the seat of a retiring 12-year commission vet – the immensely accomplished Cecelia Brown. With Laura’s departure from the Montecito Association, the MA 17-member board found themselves a remarkable four members down. I am told they are working diligently to fill those empty chairs. Update: Last week I reported on road issues. The response has been great – so great in fact that County Public Works Packie Villa, Road Encroachment Permit Inspector, asks that you call a different number to report concerns. Please call 805-6814990 with road right-of-way complaints or questions. •MJ

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Spirituality Matters by Steven Libowitz “Spirituality Matters” highlights two or three Santa Barbara area spiritual gatherings. Unusual themes and events with that something extra, especially newer ones looking for a boost in attendance, receive special attention. For consideration for inclusion in this column, email

Full Moon Meditation in Montecito Mountains


he new Santa Barbara Hiking Meditation Meetup is joining forces with the also newish and very active Purnamaya Ayurveda & Sound Healing Meetup in Ventura for a 4 1/2-hour Full Moon Hike, Meditation and Sound Healing event in Romero Canyon Thursday night, August 15. The gathering is meant to mimic practices from other cultures throughout the world where the full moon is considered an auspicious occasion, including tales that the Buddha and his disciples would stay up late into the full moon nights to practice meditation and reflect upon the teachings the Buddha had imparted. For August’s full moon evening, Meetup members (and guests) will first gather for welcoming remarks and introductions, then mindfully (and likely mostly silently, we imagine) hike up Old Romero Canyon

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Road to a saddle in the trail, where the group will practice a brief meditation. Returning partway down the trail, attendees will sit on a small cluster of boulders under the light of the moon and be invited to gaze out upon the silvery ocean while listening to the Buddha’s very first teaching being chanted in the ancient Buddhist language of Pali, with the sound of Tibetan prayer flags rustling in the wind creating an additional soundscape. After another short period of meditation, the group will return to a small waterfall near the trailhead to enjoy a 45-minute sound healing session using Tibetan singing bowls. The evening comes to a close after another meditation period and an exercise in Deep Listening, a beautiful practice from the Thich Nhat Hahn community, followed by a closing circle. The Ventura group’s Natalie Maharjan, a NAMA Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and graduate from the Ayurvedic Institute, and guest Sujan Maharjan, who is a Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healer, classically trained in Nepal, as well as an Ayurvedic Chef, co-host the event with the Hiking Meditation Meetup’s Courtney Purcell, who is associated with the American Buddhist Meditation Temple in Santa Barbara. Gather at the Romero Canyon trailhead on Bella Vista Road for the 7:30 pm start.

More Moving Meditation

The month-old, 79-member strong Santa Barbara Hiking Meditation Meetup, which also visited Romero Canyon for last month’s full moon and explored Elings Park for a half-moon event two weeks ago, has also scheduled a short flat hike on More Mesa followed by a Boon Khoa Pradupdin

traditional Thai/Lao ceremony at the American Buddhist Meditation Temple from 8:30 am to 1 pm this Sunday, August 18, and a half-day meditation retreat at Temple, located at 1251 Orchid Drive, for Saturday, August 24. More information, details and (optional) registration online at www.meetup. com/meetup-group-QntIYfmO. Meanwhile, the crowded calendar just in the next 10 days from the Ventura-based Meetup – which has offered 52 events since launching in March – includes an indoor Full Moon Sound Bath session at 4 pm Thursday, August 15 (just before the Romero hike); Cooking for Self-Healing on Friday, August 16; Ayurvedic healing remedies, routines and techniques to reduce stress and insomnia on Sunday, August 18; a group Sound Bath & Meditation on Friday, August 23; a healing women’s circle on Saturday, August 24; and an open house at its Purnamaya Ayurveda & Sound Healing Center, located at 670 East Thompson Boulevard, Suite C, in Ventura. Visit Ayurveda-and-Sound-Healing.

Moving on a Monday

The next foothill foray from the Get Unstuck & Create an Awesome Vision Hike Meetup takes place 2-4 pm on Monday, August 19, when organizer Jesse Brisendine leads a short trek up the Tunnel Trail toward Inspiration Point. Participants are invited to bring pen and paper to jot down “Aha” moments and other insights that may arise via the visit with nature. you have down. Either way, Brisendine – the creator of “Zero Limits Coaching” – asks that hikers come with an open heart and open mind, and an intention to work through where you might be “stuck” and excitement to create a vision for your future. Visit www.

Mandala Workshop at Sunburst

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cesses, followed by sacred music and viewing of beautiful works of art. Rev. Dr. Ron Gibbons, who developed this workshop and has led various spirituality workshops and classes for several years for Unity of Santa Barbara and at Sunburst, leads the 2-4 pm event on Sunday, August 18, that is presented on a “love offering” basis. Registration requested at

A ‘Miracle’ Returns

I have no explanation how a Christmas Eve talk and meditation with Marianne Williamson at the Arlington Theatre more than 20 years ago, sponsored, as I recall, through the local “A Course in Miracles” community, turned into one of the four or five deeply spiritual experiences of my life. What I can only (and far too feebly) describe is that a feeling of pure love and connection to others took up unmistakable residence in my bodymind in a state of ultimate presence that lasted for hours. Now, of course, Williamson, the author of Return to Love and many other spiritual/self-help books, is running for president. This surely isn’t the space to talk about her qualifications or an endorsement one way or the other, even if we wanted to blur the lines between politics and personal spirituality. Suffice it simply announce that Williamson is making a rare Santa Barbara appearance on Saturday, August 17, at Unity of Santa Barbara, with locals Tia Walker, Sarah Uma Kane, Ani Ahavah, and Greyson Kirby serving as co-hosts of the 6-8 pm talk titled “Cultivating Love in Action.” (Williamson will also attend a fundraising lunch in Mission Canyon and an afternoon tea event aimed at local community connection back at Unity.)

Reiki Share in SB

Darren Marc’s next Reiki offering is a gathering to share the Japanese method of energy healing that was started by Zen practitioner Dr. Usui in the 1920s. Both practitioners and those who just want to receive are welcome to attend the 7 pm event next Thursday, August 22, at 2906 La Combadura Road. The evening begins with a short Gassho meditation (a meditation that Dr. Usui taught to his students) and recitation of the five Reiki principles followed by all to receive the method to bring chi into the body to promote deep relaxation as well as recovery from physical and emotional trauma, either on chairs or Marc’s treatment table. The event closes with a group energy exercise. Tea, water, and treats will be available. Admission by suggested donation of $10. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. Visit events/438728303644901. •MJ 15 – 22 August 2019



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Running for Congress


have been called upon by dozens of leaders throughout the Central Coast who believe we need and deserve better representation in the halls of Congress than currently is the case. Whereas, I have never had any personal political ambitions, I am, nevertheless, going to answer that call. That is because, just like you, I am both afraid and deeply concerned at the direction our country is taking, thanks to the socialist takeover of the Democratic Party that I was once a member of. Over the course of the past two years, on Salud Carbajal’s watch, we have witnessed a remarkably dramatic and rapidly escalating shift away from America-loving to America-shaming. Away from capitalism towards socialism, replete with profligate spending proposals that will bankrupt this country fiscally for sure, yet equally troubling, it will bankrupt our foundations by removing any incentive for independence, replacing it with government dependence. Unfortunately, Salud Carbajal wholeheartedly supports the Democratic Party’s remarkable shift to the extreme left that has completely shocked our great nation. Lost in all the partisan bickering and gridlock having to do with the 24/7/365 anti-Trump agenda? A focus on, and attention to, the needs of the Central Coast having to do with such things as the continued threat of wildfires and debris flows, water shortages, traffic gridlock, failing infrastructure, and the like. Moderates, independents and conservatives are thereby interested in setting new priorities for our country and the Central Coast. The consensus choice is that we need a strong candidate to achieve this, and somehow, I have been chosen to take on this task. I believe I have no choice but to run. Part of my motivation in life, including as the executive director of COLAB, is to defend the country my father ultimately gave his life for (those details are below). The many threats to our country this day, from within and without, have motivated me to seek a job transfer, if you will, as a government watchdog and an advocate for our area’s farmers, ranchers, and small businesses, from the Central Coast to Washington, DC, in order to serve the people directly. The time is more than right. I have been convinced I can serve most effectively by making my voice, that is, 15 – 22 August 2019

attended and pointed out that CHP is working on enforcement and said Caltrans might need more signage. Captain Pontes requested that all violation calls use 805-477-4174 not 911. Please help protect Montecito rural community and air quality. Kansas Beach Montecito

your voice of reason, resonate in the halls of Congress. Accordingly, I am seeking to become your Congressional Representative of District 24, which encompasses Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, along with a portion of Ventura County. Andy Caldwell Nipomo (Editor’s note: Good to have you in the race, Mr. Caldwell. We eagerly await what is shaping up to be one heck of an exciting election season. – J.B.)

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In J’Amy Brown’s recent article about setback areas in Montecito (“Just Ask J’Amy, MJ # 25/30) the number listed for complaints is not the most direct number. Please call the 805-681-4990 with complaints. This is our Permits Office. We do not want the calls going downtown and possibly getting lost. Packie Villa County of Santa Barbara Public Works Road Encroachment Permit Inspector

Illegal to Park and Idle

In response to “Just Ask J’Amy,” parking on the 101 freeway and offand on-ramps is illegal. The California Vehicle Code is CVC 21718: “No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a peace officer or traffic control device along the edge of any highway... Report violation to CHP, call 805-477-4174.” The California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resource Board title 13, CCR, Section 2485: “Drivers of diesel-fueled commercial motor vehicles with gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds, including buses, and sleeper berth equipment trucks, are not to idle the vehicle diesel engine longer than five minutes at any location...” Report violation to Air Resource Board. You will need date, time, location, front license plate, and MC or MX on side of cab door. The Montecito Association Transportation Committee covered the 101-freeway topic on May 23, 2019. Captain Cindy Pontes from the CHP

Bob Hazard wants more Montecito input into 101 Widening decisions. Why? Hasn’t the principal result of Montecito input to date been delay? And to get the beach traffic re-routed through the lower village? Larry Lambert Montecito (Editor’s note: While we agree it would be helpful if Montecito had more input and influence at the county level, you make an excellent point – J.B.)

Please do not put Styrofoam in your Blue Recycling Collection Bins. Styrofoam recycling occurs at MarBorg drop-off locations only. Heal the Ocean would like to remind the community that Styrofoam cannot go in the blue recycling collection bins at your home or business. To recycle Styrofoam, you must physically drop it off at an approved MarBorg dropoff location (20 David Love Place in Goleta or 132 Nopalitos Way in Downtown Santa Barbara). Please do not put Styrofoam in your blue recycling collection bin. It will negatively impact all recycling. We appreciate your help to make this program a community success. Hillary Hauser Carpinteria (Editor’s note: And we appreciate your careful watch on all this stuff – J.B.)

Grass is Greenish I heard recently that Supervisor Das Williams has been under political fire, even from his own base. I was shocked by the amount of political smoke covered in our local media. As one who is interested in local politics, I spent some time to read and then re-read all the published articles in search of the fire that seemed to be cooking Das’s political goose. I was surprised to learn that Supervisor Williams has been accused of breaking bread with parties on both sides of the medical marijuana issue, that Supervisor Williams even went so far as to listen to both homeowners and growers, that Supervisor Williams arranged for countless public meetings to seek out input from local citizens and all interested parties maybe I am missing something. Just to be clear, I’m the first to admit that I do not see eye to eye with Supervisor Williams on every issue, far from it, but I thought that the role of a true politician was to seek facts on an issue, interview as many concerned citizens, weigh the potential consequences with the greater good that might be derived by the community, and then make an informed decision. As I find that this process more often than not doesn’t support my positions, regardless, I do take more than a little pride when one of our local politicians makes the effort to do it right. To be actively engaged in positive politicking is frankly a breath of fresh air. I am sick of the perpetual caustic political drivel being fed to us daily by “tweety bird.” I believe whether we agree or disagree with Supervisor Williams, I think we can all appreciate the professional civility that he brings to the Santa Barbara political conversation. Michael Lopez Solvang •MJ


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The applicant team submitted the Olive Mill roundabout project to the city and county in July 2018; last Monday was the first conceptual review open to the public.

The Overhead View

The first thing to notice is that the roundabout is a single-lane roundabout. The paved outer circle, indicated in light green just outside the inner landscape circle, is paved to provide a wider width for truck-turning templates. On the top left of the schematic drawing is the new John Price office building that after 15 years of planning, permitting and design review replaced the Phillips 66 gas station. Price was represented at the meeting Monday by Jim Youngson, principal consultant at Terrain Consulting. A pedestrian crossing stretches across Coast Village Road from the Price building to the Montecito Inn, as shown on the drawing in white. The southeast corner (lower right), bordering the southbound on-ramp to the 101 contains no pedestrian crossing and no bike lane to the beach on the east side of the roundabout. The upper right northeast corner, designed to accommodate northbound offramp traffic from the 101, as well as two-way traffic on North Jameson, severely impacts the Montecito home of Roger Ritten at 10 Olive Mill Road (top right). The new exit ramp will take 10 to 12 feet of his property, and will move the traffic within 12 feet of his bedroom and negatively impact the ingress and egress to his driveway.

View from Montecito Inn

The first thing to notice is how beautiful Coast Village Road (CVR) looks with no traffic and no perpetual gridlock. The landscaping is lush and first class. The proposed plan may inspire the City of Santa Barbara and the landlords on CVR to invest in the same type of landscaping to create a signature look for Montecito worthy of its reputation as a five-star community. The second thing to notice is that both sides of Coast Village Road have been narrowed from two lanes to one lane for entrance into the traffic circle, creating a possible pinch. The curb lane in front of the Montecito Inn also currently accommodates a bus stop, which will disappear in the new configuration, due to denser landscaping occupying what had been lane space. The CVR center divider strip has been narrowed and may not accommodate the width of the “Welcome to Montecito-Coast Village Road” current wooden sign.

Public Comments

Comments from both the public and ABR and MBAR were generally favorable in terms of aesthetics. Some homeowners expressed a fear of declining home values from the turmoil and construction disruption at the heart of the Coast Village business district. Bob Ludwick, chair of the Coast Village Association (CVA), congratulated City planners for working closely with his team in design planning. CVA represents 120 businesses on Coast Village Road and Coast Village Circle, plus thousands of Montecito shoppers and diners. Other speakers wanted to know, “What problems are we trying to solve? Are traffic counts quantifiable? Will improvement in traffic flow (if any) be worth the pain of construction disruption?” Support for getting CVR traffic moving faster was unanimous. Concerns were expressed about losing four parking spaces in front of the Montecito Inn and Lucky’s. One resident feared tourists could not successfully navigate a one-lane roundabout. Jason Copus, representing the Montecito Inn, expressed general approval for the plan, despite probable construction at night, not good for Inn guests unable to sleep with bright lights and pile drivers. Starting with the landscaping review seemed an odd way to pursue project approval. One attendee suggested that a new round of state or federal funding could be coming out in March and that some element of conceptual planning had to be completed by then. Sounds plausible to me.

Commissioner Comments






Both Kevin Moore, chair of the city’s ABR, and John Watson, chair of MBAR, were generally supportive, with Watson pushing for moving the traffic circle (or oval) 10-feet to the south to aid the northeast corner neighbor, Roger Ridden. City Staff responded that they were constrained by the limited right-of-way from moving the design to the south. Neither the Montecito community, nor anyone else, has seen traffic studies including flow rates; no final design; no cost estimates; no funding plan; no timeline and no construction schedule for an Olive Mill Roundabout. MBAR member Claire Gottsdanker summed up the majority opinion of those working with the design team: “It is time to move forward to stop backup… The character of Montecito is incorporated in the landscaping.” More reviews and more public hearings are still to come. What we should learn in time is when construction will begin, when it will end, and what the impact will be. What we would like to know is what the unintended consequences of a new roundabout will be on the entire Coast Village Road traffic conundrum. But, because those consequences will be “unintended,” we won’t know until we... do know. So, we have the choice of either crossing our fingers or getting it right. Let’s opt for getting it right before construction even begins. •MJ


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Notice Inviting Bids Westmont Road Storm Drain Rehabilitation Project Bid No. 3974 1.

Bid Acceptance. The City of Santa Barbara (“City”) will accept sealed bids for its Westmont Road Storm Drain Rehabilitation Project (“Project”), by or before August 22, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., at its Purchasing Office, located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, at which time and place the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Each bidder is responsible for making certain that its Bid Proposal is actually delivered to the Purchasing Office. The receiving time at the Purchasing Office will be the governing time for acceptability of bids. Complete and on-time bids submitted electronically via PlanetBids will also be accepted.


Project Information.



2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located approximately 150 feet north of California Highway 192, Sycamore Canyon Road off of Westmont Road. The Project site is east of Westmont Road, down the embankment in the seasonal drainage channel. The Project will re-grade the channel bed immediately upstream of a storm drain that conveys the flow adjacent to Westmont Road from the unnamed tributary to Sycamore Creek. The project will remove the existing headwall, reorient the inlet to align with the channel, install a new headwall, wingwalls, and a steel grate at the entrance to the inlet. The re-grading of the streambed and reconstruction of the headwall will restore the storm drain system to its full hydraulic capacity (40 cfs) and reduce risk associated with flooding, ponding, and debris flows.

The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular

2.2 Time for Completion. The planned timeframe for commencement and completion of construction of the Project is: 15 Working Days

provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter


Engineer’s Estimate. The Engineer’s estimate for construction of this Project is: $100,000-$125,000.

obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara,


Optional Pre-bid Site Meeting. An optional Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled for August 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the project site, 200 feet up Westmont Rd from Sycamore Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara, CA.


meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on August 6, 2019. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be


License and Registration Requirements. 3.1 License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): Class A – General Engineering Contractor

/s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager

3.2 DIR Registration. City will not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder and its Subcontractors are registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work under Labor Code section 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions. 4.




Contract Documents. The plans, specifications, bid forms and contract documents for the Project, and any addenda thereto (“Contract Documents”) may be downloaded from City’s website at: A printed copy of the Contract Documents may be obtained from CyberCopy Shop, located at 504 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, at (805) 884-6155.



Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of ten percent of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to City, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that, within ten days after City’s issuance of the notice of award of the Contract, the bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and all other documentation required by the Contract Documents.

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance

Prevailing Wage Requirements.

was introduced on July 30, 2019, and was adopted by the

6.1 General. This Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes.

Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on

6.2 Rates. The prevailing rates are on file with City and available online at Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and onehalf.


Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Eric Friedman, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Randy Rowse, Kristen W. Sneddon; Mayor Cathy Murillo







August 6, 2019, by the following roll call vote:

6.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code section 1771.4. 7.

Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bond for 100% of the Contract Price regardless of contract dollar amount.


Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code section 22300.


Subcontractor List. Each bidder must submit, with its Bid Proposal, the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the Base Bid) for each Subcontractor that will perform work or service or fabricate or install work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on August 7, 2019.

Davis-Bacon Act. Pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, the general prevailing wage rates in the county in which the work is to be done have been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations. These wages are set forth in the General Prevailing Wage Rates for this Project, available at the City of Santa Barbara, General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and available from the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Internet web site at The Federal minimum wage rates for this Project as predetermined by the United States Secretary of Labor are set forth in the specifications and in copies of these specifications that may be examined at the offices described above where project plans, special provisions, and bid forms may be seen. Addenda to modify the Federal minimum wage rates, if necessary, will be issued to holders of these specifications. Future effective general prevailing wage rates, which have been predetermined and are on file with the California Department of Industrial Relations are referenced but not printed in the general prevailing wage rates.

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on August 7, 2019.

Attention is directed to the Federal minimum wage rate requirements in the specifications. If there is a difference between the minimum wage rates predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and the general prevailing wage rates determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, the Contractor and subcontractors shall pay not less than the higher wage rate. The City of Santa Barbara will not accept lower State wage rates not specifically included in the Federal minimum wage determinations. This includes "helper" (or other classifications based on hours of experience) or any other classification not appearing in the Federal wage determinations. Where Federal wage determinations do not contain the State wage rate determination otherwise available for use by the Contractor and subcontractors, the Contractor and subcontractors shall pay not less than the Federal minimum wage rate, which most closely approximates the duties of the employees in question. This is a federally-assisted project and Davis-Bacon (DBRA) requirements will be strictly enforced. Contractors, including all subcontractors and apprentices, must be eligible to participate. Federal Wage Determination #CA160023 dated May 3, 2019 is incorporated herein and is attached hereto as Appendix C. However, actual prevailing wage rates will be determined as of ten day days prior to bid opening date. If any modifications have been issued to the wage decision, the contractor must adhere to the modified wage decision. The Contractor shall comply with Copeland “Anti-Kickback” Act detailed in the General Conditions. 11.

Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders before submitting a Bid Proposal.

By: ___________________________________ Date: ________________ Bill Hornung, General Services Manager Publication Dates: 1) August 7, 2019 2) August 14, 2019 END OF NOTICE INVITING BIDS


/s/ Cathy Murillo Mayor Published August 14, 2019 Montecito Journal

F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Montecito Entertainment Management, 211 Equestrian Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Kathleen Janell Andrade, 1096

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Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Steven Rudolph Andrade, 1096 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 11, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it 15 – 22 August 2019






The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular

The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular


meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on August 6,

meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on August 6,

The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular



meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on August 6,

The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the

The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the


provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California.

provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter

The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the

as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be

provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter

obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara,

as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be


obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California.




/s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager

/s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager



) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on July 23, 2019, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on August 6, 2019, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Eric Friedman, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Randy Rowse, Kristen W. Sneddon; Mayor Cathy Murillo










August 7, 2019.

Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on August 6, 2019, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Eric Friedman, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Randy Rowse, Kristen W. Sneddon; Mayor Cathy Murillo







hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on August 7, 2019.

was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN No. 20190001669. Published August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019. 15 – 22 August 2019

F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Athletes For Life, 204 W. Quinto St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Bell Management Services, 204 W. Quin-

was introduced on July 23, 2019, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on August 6, 2019, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Eric Friedman, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Randy Rowse, Kristen W. Sneddon; Mayor Cathy Murillo







IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on August 7, 2019.

/s/ Cathy Murillo Mayor Published August 14, 2019 Montecito Journal

Published August 14, 2019 Montecito Journal

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance

on August 7, 2019.

August 7, 2019.

/s/ Cathy Murillo Mayor


was introduced on July 23, 2019, and was adopted by the

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on


I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on August 7, 2019.

/s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager

to St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 9, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy

/s/ Cathy Murillo Mayor Published August 14, 2019 Montecito Journal

of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN No. 20190001649. Published August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019. F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S NAME STATEMENT:

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The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Travels With Audrey, 676 Mercury Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436. Audrey Nicole De Monte, 676 Mercury Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436455. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa

Barbara County on July 26, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by



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hen Kenny Loggins composed the music that would become “Footloose” back in 1983, the singer-songwriter didn’t even give it a second thought. With “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack from a couple of years earlier his lone movie song smash, Loggins had yet to become the “King of the Movie Soundtrack,” so he stuck it on the shelf. “So, no, it was not something I considered one of my best tunes as a song idea,” Loggins admitted last week. “I certainly never imagined that it would end up becoming timeless. It just languished in my tape recorder for about a year.” That’s when future fellow Montecito resident Dean Pitchford showed him the first draft of Footloose, wondering if Loggins might have some musical ideas. Maybe “that uptempo thing” might fit, Loggins mused. So the two fine-tuned the melody, bringing it into focus and writing lyrics. “That’s when I realized we had a good rocker on our hands,” Loggins recalled. “But I had no idea that it would live forever.” As in the one song out of his huge catalog that Loggins has to play at


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with 40 attendees. This year it was sold out with 160 costumed folks. The co-chairs were board president Jan Ferrell and Steve Thompson mingling and making sure we were all “happy campers.” Our courthouse has been around for more than 80 years and is thought to be the most picturesque one in the United States. Each year we get visitors from all over the world to view this National Historic Landmark. There are only three other properties with this designation in Santa Barbara: the Mission, Casa del Herrero, and an adobe. Thousands more people use it for weddings, concerts, and parties. CLF are stewards to ensure the courthouse will be here for our kids and theirs. CLF has recast the crumbling Spirit of the Ocean sculpture at the entrance. The Great Arch heraldic ceiling was repainted in 2010. The clockwork in the tower was not operating and was restored in 2012. The paintings in the Mural Room (4,200 square feet) were cracked and peeling away from the walls. It was fully restored for $575,000 in 2015 including lighting the ceiling for the first time. There are about 300 weddings performed in this room each year. The next CLF project is the masonry of the Great Arch and then the restoration of the windows at Figueroa Street. CLF has won the California Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation, among others. Since 2004, almost $2 million has been raised for these projects and more will be needed to finish. Without our local philanthropists, the courthouse would be crumbling. There are no funds in the regular budget to fund conservation, preservation, and education projects. If you join the Membership Circle, you become part of the Legacy. Call 805.770.7222.

Fiesta Finale

The John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts just held their 20th Fiesta Finale in the historic El Paseo Restaurant.

Fiesta Finale co-chair Mimi Michaelis. Marie Profant was the other

That was the epicenter of Fiesta in the olden days so it’s a perfect venue. John Edward Profant was born in Santa Barbara in 1928. His parents, Dr. Henry J and Mabel Profant were very active in the cultural community and helped found CAMA and served on the board for over 50 years. John had a long career in business but had time as a performer and supporter of the arts and raising four daughters, Michele, Marie, Musette, and Mignonne. In 1950, their future mom and her sister visited the Courthouse tower and heard the docent describe the romantic time with the first full moon of August for Fiesta at El Paseo. They went and she met a handsome man who asked her to dance. He was a trained Jose Monero dancer and she as a ballerina. And the rest is history. This night the restaurant was sold out and filled with fiesteros in their Fiesta finery. Karen Woosley and myself had the formidable task of choosing two costume winners among the many: Julie Ann Brown and Laurie Leis. Other outstanding outfits were Karen herself, James Garcia, David Bolton,

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and Eric and Angelique Davis. This beautiful culmination to Old Spanish Days was led by co-chairs Mimi Michaelis and Marie Profant. The bar was open and the tapas yummy. The Martinez Brothers serenaded us for dinner and dancing. They have been entertaining in their native Santa Barbara for three decades. The brothers’ parents met at El Paseo as did John and Lyn Profant. Andes Vadin played flamenco guitar. After dinner there is always an elaborate floorshow and this year was no exception. Marco Antonio Labastida thrilled us with his celebrated tenor voice. He has appeared in Mexico, Canada, the United States, France, and Italy and performs in many genres including opera. The Santa Barbara Piano Boys Zeyn and Rhyan Schweyk are 13- and 14-year-old brothers who have played classical piano since age five, composing since age eight, and performing since age nine. They also teach.

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Angelique and Eric Davis at the Profant Finale

Kristen Salazar and Serge Chmelnitzki own the Arthur Murray Dance Studio where she had her first dance lesson in 2009. They have won many awards and teach to any 15 – 22 August 2019

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level of student interested in dancing. Then there were ballroom dancers Brittany Petersen and Josh Ochoa. Brittany was into ballet until an injury stopped her. She found her way into ballroom dancing and is a winning professional dancer as is Josh who has been to the international finals of the Arthur Murray teaching competition. Ricardo Chavez began dancing Flamenco in 1991 and studied in Sevilla and Madrid, Spain in 1997 and 1999. He has performed in various shows and teaches classes in Orange. Lakshmi Basile appeared in the tableau vivant (living pictures). She moved to Spain at age 20 where she worked alongside great dancers. At the age of 28 she made history in Spain as the first dancer born outside the country to win two highly competitive and important national Flamenco contests, Concurso de las Minas de La Union and Concourso de Cordoba. Then there was Antonio Triana with his Flamenco guitar music. He is largely MontJournal_August14th'19:Layout 1 self-taught and has been an accom-

panist at all the exceptional theatre venues in California. Also in the tableau vivant were Jose Cortes, Haley Conklin, James Garcia, and Richard and Amanda Payatt. Erin Graffy ran the live auction which featured a fabulous trip to Spain and all my favorite places like Ronda, Arcos, Jerez, Sevilla, and Granada. All the profits go to the Profant Foundation for scholarships to assist developing musicians, dancers, artists, actors and authors. There are no age limits. Recipients have ranged from age 9 to 75. The Foundation folk believe that if they support the lives of artists, they will enrich the lives of countless other people. Recent recipients in literature are Howard Jay Smith and Angela Borda, instrumental music Robert Cassidy, visual arts Marc Sucher and Taj Vaccarella, and dance Viviana Pizano Smith. If you would like more scholarship information, contact And so Fiesta with a fiery flair winds down for another year. It’s time to sweep up confetti. Viva La Fiesta 7/31/19 1:53 PM Page 1 Finale! •MJ

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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 6) Jan Dethro, Mindy Denson, birthday gal Rebecca Brand, Gloria Clark, and Elle Bentley (photo by Priscilla)

Dan Walker’s polo team celebrating victory (photo by David Lominska) Conductor Marin Alsop, performing Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 at the Granada (photo by Phil Channing)

Karen Waite, Jerry Jackentell, Mary Minore. Donna Janega, and John Edmonston at Uncorked (photo by Priscilla)

Rebecca Brand marked the 18th anniversary of her 40th. Rebecca, who turned a small business hosting dinner parties and teaching French impressionist oil painting at her home into a culinary and travel TV show empire, has just returned from China where she is considered the number one hired influencer for productions, making 400 product videos in the past two years. “There is so much scope in China where I used a hundred editors for my videos and I’m also hiring ten people locally,” says bubbly Rebecca, who hosted Turner Broadcasting’s first ever game show – a remake of the 1950’s show Dialing for Dollars that aired out of the Cartoon Network’s Burbank Studios. Among the tony torrent helping the birthday girl celebrate were Gloria Clark, Chris and Mindy Denson, Fred Brander, Charles Ward, Chip Lawson, and Richard Auhll. Century Club Ride Santa Barbara equestrian Karen Jenkins, 80, is presenting her quarter horse Homer, 20, in a Century Club Ride, sponsored by the U.S. Dressage Foundation, at the Earl Warren Showgrounds next Saturday (17). The rare event is designed for horse and rider who achieve the combined age of 100. Karen, her husband, Si, and son, Josiah, own Jedlicka’s Saddlery in Los Olivos, and formerly had a longtime store in our Eden by the Beach. She has been a member of the Sage Hens riding group for 50 years and is riding for the group’s half century recognition award just days before her Century Club Ride.


Symphony No. 7 at the Granada. The entertaining program also comprised of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s 13-minute piece blue cathedral, just a week after her well received West Coast premiere of Cold Mountain, and Paul Hindemith’s 1934 work Mathis Der Maler. Alsop, the first woman to lead a major American orchestra when she was appointed maestro of the Baltimore Symphony in 2007, and also conduct the legendary Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2014, which has a worldwide audience of more than 40 million, was at the top of her form. A cracking end to a glorious season...

Karen Jenkins and horse Homer celebrate a century

Homer, known for his calm demeanor, has the distinction of being one of two Jenkins family horses featured on the 2013 official Fiesta poster. Long may they rein... Heading to Splitsville Just days away from celebrating their silver wedding anniversary, Montecito actress Joanna Kerns, who starred in the ‘80s sitcom Growing Pains, has filed for divorce from her architect husband Marc Appleton in Los Angeles County Superior Court, I’m saddened to learn. Joanna, 66, who appeared in the ABC show with the late Carpinteria actor Alan Thicke from 1985 to 1992, married Appleton in 1994, just two years after the popular series came to an end.

Art Flag An interesting new flag is “flying” at the Santa Barbara Polo Club. The flag, the concept of firefighter-artist John Carrillo, who made the first version for the retirement for Santa Barbara fire chief Pat McElroy, incorporates hoses used by the Montecito Fire Department to fight the 2017 Thomas Fire. Throughout the disaster, the SB Polo Club welcomed hundreds of fire companies from across California to set up camp, sleep, eat, and support weary firefighters. They also took in hundreds of horses in need of shelter. Farmers & Merchants Bank, a longtime club sponsor – both CEO Danny Walker and President Henry Walker have teams playing this season – recognized a special opportunity to pur-

chase one of the unique flags to support the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation. The artwork now hangs outside the main clubhouse opposite Holden Field. And at the weekend, Dan’s team won the U.S.P.A. 2019 America Cup beating Klentner Ranch in a squeaker 10-9. It was his fourth victory in five years, bringing hist total to six. Barden Opens Santa Barbara winemaker Doug Margerum, having just recently opened his tasting room at the Hotel Californian, has now unveiled his Barden tasting room in the historic El Paseo, both designed by his wife, Marni. The new outlet is dedicated to cold climate varietals from the Santa Rita Hills, which Doug describes as the “couture arm” of his business. The Barden label features the image of a wild boar, which is pervasive in the area. Obviously, a sty-lish new venue... Sharing the Spotlight TV talk show titan Oprah Winfrey has paid tribute to her best friend, CBS Morning Show anchor Gayle King, by having her appear on the cover of her O Magazine with her, the first time in the publication’s nearly 20-year history. The tony twosome, who’ve been inseparable for the past 43 years, are both wearing gold knits on the September cover. As part of the history making issue, Oprah, 65, reflected on the lasting friendship with King, 65, in her regular What I Know For Sure column. “Now that Gayle is a shining star New U.S. “flag” unveiled at SB Polo Club (photo by Shannon Jayne Photography)

Madame Maestro The Music Academy of the West concluded its 72nd annual summer festival on a high note when the Academy Festival Orchestra, under conductor Marin Alsop, performed Dvorak’s “Men don’t care what’s on TV. They only care what else is on TV.” – Jerry Seinfeld

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on CBS This Morning, people often ask how she felt being in the shadow of my success. The truth is, she always felt not in my shadow, but the light,” she writes. “A true friend can’t be jealous of you, or want to take advantage of you in any way.” Sperling Sells Peter Sperling, son of University of Phoenix founder John Sperling, who sold his 3.34-acre Montecito estate, formerly the 4,904 sq.ft. four-bedroom home of British actress Jane Seymour, for $10.5 million four years ago, has put his vintage Los Angeles home on the market for $21 million.

This comes just days after listing his San Francisco Russian Hill mansion, dating back to 1900, for just under $14 million. The Big Orange 11,650 sq.ft. hacienda property, with eight bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, dates back to 1927 and formerly belonged to horror actor Vincent Price, is priced at $20.995 million. It sits on 1.65 acres in Beverly Glen, just a tiara’s toss or two from the Playboy Mansion. Sperling bought it in 2004 for $14.95 million. Natural Treatment Aussie songbird Olivia NewtonJohn, 70, who is battling breast cancer for the third time, is using medicinal

cannabis in her battle for survival. Olivia, who is selling her homes in the Santa Ynez Valley and the antipodes, as I’ve chronicled in this illustrious organ, says marijuana has helped her quality of life. The singer, who has now reached stage four of her cancer, which resulted in a tumor in her lower back, says she refuses to see the illness as a demon she has to fight. The cannabis has been grown by her husband John Easterling at her 12-acre Santa Ynez home, which is on the market for $7.7 million. She describes it as a safe medical alternative, prescribed by her own doctors.

Get Those Vocal Chords Warmed Up Local talent can show their singing abilities when ABC’s American Idol, starring local warbler Katy Perry, holds auditions in Santa Barbara. The local auditions are being held on August 23 at the Veterans Memorial Building on West Cabrillo Boulevard. Katy and her fellow judges, Lionel Richie – who just performed at the SB Bowl – and Luke Bryan, will not be present as it’s considered a producers’ round, with entrants having to be between 15 and 28 years old on June 1, 2019. Best of Luck!


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ENTERTAINMENT (Continued from page 24) every show. “Even at benefits with people in tuxedos and gowns,” he said. “They might be sitting with their beef and peas but as soon as that song comes on they get up and dance.” Folks will likely be dressed a bit more casually when the song gets performed twice as part of the “Celebrating the Music of Footloose” 35th anniversary benefit concerts this Sunday, August 18, at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. The shows feature about 30 kids ranging up to age 20 and drawn from the Adderley School as well as several youth theater and musical nonprofits in town performing hit songs from the 1984 movie

and 1998 Broadway musical. Most of the older teens who perform in the evening show will be familiar to audiences through such programs at Teen Star – including 2016 winner Jackson Gillies, 2019 winner Sofia Schuster, 2016 and 2017 finalist Hunter Hawkins – or in local theater and musical productions. That includes Teen Sings for Santa Barbara, the benefit created by the young singers in the wake of the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslide. Loggins worked with the troupe as a hands-on mentor, and found the experience more than thrilling. “People were very moved by their

commitment and the connection, and it really brought the community together,” he recalled. “It really spoke to my heart. I felt really motivated to work with the teens again as I’ve been integrating more mentoring into my life.” So, it was great timing when Janet Adderley late last year proposed partnering to produce Footloose together for the summer 2019 show. “It became clear to me that this was a moment to build upon in the community that took us out of disaster and into the light,” Adderley explained. “How profound and compelling it was to have Kenny Loggins on stage supporting and mentoring our best

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teen talent in an effort to teach them stewardship and philanthropy. It’s like a Teen Sings reboot, where we’re helping the kids in their dreams to become solid artists while also being stewards to their community.” While Footloose was originally slated to be performed as a full musical production, the show later turned into more of a revue, largely through Loggins’ choice. “I was never a theater kid,” he said. “Growing up I was always more about being in rock bands. The music was enough for a two-week intensive.” Not that the songs won’t be enough. Indeed, Loggins’ title single from the soundtrack album spent three weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1984, while five other songs from the record soon reached the Top 40, too. The album itself also hit the top spot, where it deposed Michael Jackson’s Thriller and held on for 10 weeks, eventually selling more than 17 million LPs worldwide. Fast-forward three decades and Loggins said the youngsters performing the versions at the evening show at the Luke are doing far better than just holding their own. The highlights include Schuster soloing on an updated version of “The Girl Gets Around,” Gillies singing “Heaven Helps Me,” Dakota Lotus (another Adderley School alum who is making his first local appearance since getting cast in a Disney series) taking on “I’m Free” and dueting with Hawkins on “I Can’t Stand Still” and “Almost Paradise,” Marissa Reyes handling “Holding Out for a Hero,” Anna Duboc belting out “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” (co-composed with Dean’s former partner, Montecitan Tom Snow), the whole ensemble, including dancers, delivering the opening “Footloose,” and a closing finale that features the full cast plus Loggins. “The kids are amazing,” Loggins said. “Some of them have voices that are just incredible. Lots of chops! They’re even taking songs I originally didn’t like at all and selling them like nobody’s business,” he said. “It’s great to be able to tell them with all honesty that you have the gift, to keep going. I feel like I really matter to them and make a difference in their lives.” The concert will also have an impact on people who might not even attend, as net proceeds benefit not only Adderley’s Youth Ensemble Theater scholarship fund but also the Unity Shoppe, the charity Loggins began working with just a year after “Footloose” came out and for whom he created the annual Christmas Unity Telethon. “It really brings it full circle,” Loggins said, noting all the groups coming together to create and perform Sunday’s shows. “Unity for Unity.”

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Julia’s Back Montecito actress Julia LouisDreyfus’ critically acclaimed HBO series Veep went on hiatus while she underwent treatment for breast cancer. Now Julia, 58, has opened up to the celebrity glossy, Vanity Fair, about her cancer diagnosis and returning to work after a life-threatening illness. On the cover of the Conde Nast monthly Julia wears a diaphanous white feather gown, and talks about her seventh and final season. “It was wonderful to be back because frankly, it was a distraction

Julia Louis-Dreyfus talks about returning to work after cancer treatment

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from the prior year, which had been so harrowing. To put blinders on and just focus on making the funniest f--ing show possible was a great relief.” Julia stars as Selina Meyer, a U.S. Vice President, whose day to day interactions paint a picture of a hilariously profane and dysfunctional government. “I hate to have to think about it,” she adds. “But I’m very happy to be alive.” Meghan’s Manse on Market The Los Angeles home, where Meghan Markle lived during her time as an actress, has gone on sale for $1.8 million. The Suits star-turned Duchess of Sussex, lived in the 2,262 sq.ft. colonial-style home in Hancock Park, the same enclave where I used to reside in the historic Ravenswood building, opposite the Wilshire Country Club. The four-bedroom, four-bath abode, has an open plan format and was lived in by Markle and her then husband, Trevor Engelson, who remarried at the Rosewood Miramar in May. Still Friends They “consciously uncoupled” three years ago, but it hasn’t stopped Montecito actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 46, and her ex, rocker Chris Martin,

42, from keeping close. The former twosome have been enjoying a double date with their current significant others, TV producer Brad Falchuk, and Fifty Shades actress Dakota Johnson, daughter of Montecito actor Don Johnson and actress Melanie Griffith, in the oh-so trendy Hamptons. The Fab Four were spotted having a picnic lunch together on the beach. Rest in Peace On a personal note, I remember Geoffrey Rutkowski, former principal cellist of the Santa Barbara Symphony, who has died aged 78. A charming, gentle and enormously talented individual, Geoffrey joined the music faculty at UCSB in 1968 until his retirement in 2013 as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He played all over the world, including two seasons with Zubin Mehta, Colin Davis, Riccardo Muti, and Mstislav Rostropovich at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence. Geoffrey, who was with the symphony from 1968 until 2011, completed his tenure five years later, serving under five conductors. He was also a board member of the Ensemble Theatre Company. His wife, Joan, is a longtime board member and former chair of Opera Santa Barbara, and a founding mem-

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Geoffrey Rutkowski R.I.P.

ber of the board of directors of the Granada. She has also had a distinguished career as an opera singer, giving master classes in the U.S., China and Taiwan. Geoffrey’s presence will be much missed. Sightings: Actress Stefanie Powers awarding trophies at the SB Polo Club... Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi helicopter sightseeing in London... Oscar winner Kevin Costner at the Nugget in Summerland 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 805969-3301 •MJ





provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California. (Seal) /s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager ORDINANCE NO. 5897 STATE OF CALIFORNIA

) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on July 23, 2019, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on August 6, 2019, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Eric Friedman, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Randy Rowse, Kristen W. Sneddon; Mayor Cathy Murillo







NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received via electronic transmission on the City of Santa Barbara PlanetBids portal site until 3:00 p.m. on the date indicated at which time they will be publicly opened, read and posted for:

hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on August 7, 2019. /s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on August 7, 2019. /s/ Cathy Murillo Mayor Published August 14, 2019 Montecito Journal

Kathy Gonzales. FBN No. 2019-0001813. Published August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019. F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KAI-X Media, 283 Eileen Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93455. Dylan Hideo Hopewell, 283 Eileen Lane, Santa Ma-

DUE DATE & TIME: AUGUST 29, 2019 UNTIL 3:00 P.M. WATERFRONT LUMBER AND HEAVY TIMBER Bidders must be registered on the city of Santa Barbara’s PlanetBids portal in order to receive addendum notifications and to submit a bid. Go to PlanetBids for bid results and awards. It is the responsibility of the bidder to submit their bid with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time. The City of Santa Barbara is now conducting bid and proposal solicitations online through the PlanetBids System™. Vendors can register for the commodities that they are interested in bidding on using NIGP commodity codes at

The initial bidders’ list for all solicitations will be developed from registered vendors.

Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained electronically via PlanetBids. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation in consideration of award.

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

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my

ria, CA 93455. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 9, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that bids will be received for: BID: Renovation of #9 Green Complex AT SANTA BARBARA GOLF CLUB


BID NO. 5777

The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the


Published 8/14/19 Montecito Journal

by Mary Soto. FBN No. 2019-0001650. Published August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019.

by Thomas Brian. FBN No. 2019-0001758. Published July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 2019.

F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Final Blend Wine Company, 3160 Glengary Rd., Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Final Blend Wine Company, LLC, 3160 Glengary Rd., Santa Ynez, CA 93460. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 19, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)

F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Daily Chore Assistant, 2839 Foothill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Carlos Guzman, 2839 Foothill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 9, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)

“To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving.” – Jerry Seinfeld

DUE DATE & TIME: September 19, 2019 UNTIL 3:00 P.M. Scope of Work to include: Complete removal and reconstruction of #9 green A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on September 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., at Santa Barbara Golf Club, 3500 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 to discuss the specifications and field conditions. Bids will not be accepted or considered from parties that did not attend the mandatory pre-bid meeting Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the Santa Barbara Golf Club and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained through email by contacting Troy Thompson 559-312-6270 or Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Contractors and Subcontractors must be registered with the DIR pursuant to Labor Code 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR. The Santa Barbara Golf Club requires all contractors to possess either a current valid State of California A-General Engineering. The company bidding on this must possess one of the above mentioned licenses at the time bids are due and be otherwise deemed qualified to perform the work specified herein. Bids submitted using the license name and number of a subcontractor or other person who is not a principle partner or owner of the company making this bid, will be rejected as being non-responsive. Bidders are hereby notified that a Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. The Santa Barbara Golf Club affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation in consideration of award. The Santa Barbara Golf Club has been contracted to run the City of Santa Barbara’s municipal golf course and is required to use all City of Santa Barbara purchasing guidelines. Those guidelines are available at the following City website: or by contacting the Purchasing Office at (805) 564-5349. Published: August 14 & 21, 2019 Montecito Journal

by Thomas Brian. FBN No. 2019-0001652. Published July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 2019. F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JZ Window Cleaning, 609 North Z Street, Lompoc, CA 93436. Christina Zermeno, 609 North Z Street, Lompoc, CA 93436. This statement was filed 

with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 24, 2019. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN No. 2019-0001522. Published July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 2019. 15 – 22 August 2019

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7 Qs with Hana

Despite the fact that she is Kenny Loggins’ youngest daughter, and half-sister to Crosby Loggins, once a stalwart on the Santa Barbara music scene who was the winner of MTV’s Rock the Cradle back in 2008, it wasn’t pre-ordained that Hana Aluna would become a professional musician. Sure, Kenny wrote and recorded the lullaby with her name on his More Songs from Pooh Corner album when she was still a toddler. But Aluna, who turns 22 next month, has only recently embraced music as a pathway, writing hundreds of songs over the last few years, joining friends onstage, and overcoming stage fright to perform a few solo gigs in Santa Barbara in recent months. The last one for a while happens this Monday night, when Aluna – who has a resonant, evocative singing voice that sounds much older than she is – will headline at SOhO the day after her dad celebrates the 35th anniversary of his biggest hit, “Footloose,” by shepherding several of her friends and colleagues through a musical revue of the songs from the film. (See above.) That’s because Aluna, who originally studied English and film at SBCC, is heading over to London to attend a music school and work as a writer with a small record label in the land of the Beatles. Expect a few special guests for the show, including one number with the longtime Santa Barbara pianist Brian Mann, who gave Aluna piano lessons for years. Q. You started getting serious about music at nine. That could be both early and late, I suppose. A. That’s true. I always kind of refused it up until then, not because I didn’t like music. I just wanted to try different things. But of course my dad was always trying to push music my way, encouraging me to play. And I was always singing around the house. When I was nine, he taught me a song by Sheryl Crow, and right after that I told him I wanted to learn “The Pretenders” by the Foo Fighters because I wanted to do that growl. After that, I had three songs I would constantly sing, one each by James Taylor, Christina Aguilera, and Lauryn Hill. So my dad wasn’t sure whether I’d be a folk artist, pop artist or do R&B – all of which I’m doing now. So it hasn’t changed much since then. Has it always been music after that? No, I didn’t want to pursue it as a career until I was 18 or 19, which is when I started to write music that I actually wanted to share with people. That was new… [Because] besides the general fear a teenager might have, I 15 – 22 August 2019

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felt a lot of pressure about where I come from and the career my dad had. I didn’t want people to put me in his shadow, which I would resent. It was hard to just go with that creative part of me when I might be put into that box. That’s why I go by Hana Aluna – to have my own sound, my own voice. Right when I was at that point, my dad took me aside and said, “I don’t need you to pursue music. You don’t have to do it for me.” That opened my eyes that I didn’t have to follow in the legacy and that he would support me in anything I wanted to do. It changed everything. What is it that motivates your songwriting? I joke that I only write sad songs. But it’s just that I’m not very good at writing sunny, rainbow-y, everything is awesome music. I think there are a lot of crazy things that happen in life that make us laugh and sob and everything in between, and that’s what I like to write about – anything I’m feeling a lot of in that moment. The biggest thing is letting everyone know that whatever they’re going through, whatever they’re feeling, they’re not the only one. That was always big for me as a listener, when I’d hear a song that described what I was experiencing and I didn’t feel so alone. I understand you write a lot, something like a song a day, and record a lot of stuff at home. Once I dove into it. I spent a lot of time writing, and I still mostly record in my bedroom. Having recently learned Logic [software], it’s great to be my own producer. I just broke 200 songs, but only 30 of them seem good to me… There aren’t any albums yet, although I do have some singles on Soundcloud… I’m waiting to write something that’s way more of a big yes for me, something that feels right as a good first release. Still, that seems pretty prolific. Can you talk about your process? First, it never, ever happens when I want it to! It always comes in mundane moments, and then I feel like I need to go record it right away. I’ll be talking to someone, and I’ll say something and – I know it’s a cliché – I’ll think, “Ooh, I have to write that down for later.” The melodies usually come randomly, when I sit down with the guitar or at the piano and noodle around until something catches my ear. Usually the whole thing takes about two hours. What is it about music that lights you up? (Long pause.) It’s the only thing that has kept me sane my entire life. Whenever there’s stress or worry or

Hana Aluna plays at SOhO on Monday, August 19, before heading to London to attend music school

fear, I can always turn to music. When I decided it was something I really wanted to pursue, all these doors started to open. I thought, this must be the path I’m supposed to be on. So even when I feel pressure, or insecure, or like I don’t belong, it’s still the one thing that makes me feel most like myself. Do you still have stage fright? It’s been getting better the more I perform. But an hour before any gig no matter how big or small, I still start thinking, ‘What if I just left town, went missing for a little while?” But I force myself to get on stage and once I’m there I’m entirely fine.

Notes for Nicola

Nicola Gordon, the revered veteran Santa Barbara singer-songwriter with several albums to her name and a songwriting teacher whose local students perform in monthly showcases at MichaelKate, is facing mounting medical bills from a health challenge. But the focus on Saturday, August 17, will be on music, not medicine, as several local artists perform in a benefit concert from 4-7 pm in the courtyard of the Veterans Memorial Building, 112 West Cabrillo Boulevard. The Honeysuckle Possums, the all-female ensemble Gordon co-founded and played with until she moved on a few years ago to focus on solo music and her workshops, will perform, along with Tall Men, Kate Wallace, Michael Frey, and others, plus some songs from Gordon herself. Both folk tunes and lots of dance music are on the playlist. Finger foods will be provided, and guests are welcome to bring additional food and drinks (no hard liquor) to share. The suggested donation at the door is $20; funds after expenses will benefit Gordon. RSVP at (805) 680-0798 requested.

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MAW summer festival is no more, but there’s a final chance for catching young classical musicians performing in Montecito this summer via the fifth annual Westmont Academy for Young Artists, directed by Han Soo Kim, associate professor of music and head of strings at the college. WAYA’s intensive two-week program for local musicians ages 12-18 winds up this weekend with two final concerts on the Westmont campus: The Chamber Music Playoffs, a performance oriented workshop, set for 3 pm Friday, August 16, in Deane Chapel, and The Chamber Music and WAYA Symphony Orchestra Concert at 12 noon on Saturday, August 17, in Porter Theatre.

West Side Story Develops Downtown

DANCEworks welcomes back award-winning choreographer and director Doug Varone and his New York City-based company for the organization’s 11th annual residency. Varone – whose commissions include the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Limón Company, Martha Graham Dance, Batsheva, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago – will create an ode to West Side Story set to Leonard Bernstein’s iconic musical score during their month-long stay. The new work will premiere alongside a repeat performance of “Lux,” created during Varone’s residency for DANCEworks precursor SUMMERDANCE, on September 6 & 7 at the Lobero. Precursor events include DANCEworks’ Friday Club, in which visitors get to see the choreographer and company create the ambitious new work during a rehearsal, followed by a discussion about the work and a reception with Varone and the dancers. A contribution of $150 or more provides weekly access to all three events held on August 16, 23 and 30 from 5-6:30 PM at the Lobero. Visit for details. •MJ









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Groovin’ in the Grass – Summer, at least as defined by the academic year, is coming to a close. And so are both of the popular outdoor warm weather music series. Concerts in the Park, the granddaddy of them all, which has been drawing throngs to the waterfront-adjacent Chase Palm Park’s great lawn from 6-8:30 pm on Thursday evenings, finishes off August 15 with The Blue Breeze Band, who play the best of Motown and rhythmand-blues music. Which means there should be lots of opportunities for dancing in the dirt and grass. Info: depts/parksrec/recreation/events/ parkrec/concerts.asp or (805) 5645418... Music at the Ranch, which has been getting down and dirty at the historic Rancho La Patera & Stow House in Goleta every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 pm, calls it quits a bit more quietly on August 20 with Amber & Smoke, the folk ‘n’ soul duo from Ventura County who have only been playing together for a little more than three years. That’s been long enough for vocalist Amber Olive and singer-songwriter Bill Rotella, who also plays guitar, ukulele, and harmonica, to release three albums, including the most recent, Dragonfly. Info at http:// or (805) 681-7216.

Comedy Above All – After launching his career performing at open mics in bars and bowling alleys while working as a waiter at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills for seven years, Sebastian Maniscalco finally landed a regular gig down the street at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood in 2005. Since then, he has been all over Comedy Central, made several hourlong specials for Showtime and Netflix, appeared on such stalwart TV shows as The Tonight Show, Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, created a Sirius XM satellite radio show and even appeared on the seventh season of hero Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Just last year he made his feature film debut as Johnny Venere in the Academy Award-winning film Green Book and will portray “Crazy” Joe Gallo alongside Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman premiering on Netflix in October. Now Maniscalco scales the heights in local venues, performing outdoors in the hilltop-perched Santa Barbara Bowl. WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: 1122 N. Milpas St. COST: $54.75-$74.75 INFO: (805) 9627411 or Colors of Sensuality – The latest themed multimedia dance show from Yulia Maluta and Transform

ENDING THIS WEEK: Ongoing: Movies in the ‘House – UCSB A&L’s summer soirée series, which forages back 60plus years to “Those Fabulous Fifties!!” with screenings of classic films of the decade every Friday after sunset at the County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, still has two more offerings for movie magic under the stars. This week’s selection (August 16): High Noon, one of the greatest Westerns of all time despite eschewing nearly every cliché of the genre (cowboys, cattle, posse, chases, etc.) to focus on a single location. Gary Cooper plays a town marshal who elects to face a gang of deadly killers alone at the title’s appointed hour, despite the cowardice of the townsfolk and the protestations of his newlywed bride portrayed by Grace Kelly. (Get some perspective on the political subtext of the movie via Glenn Frankel’s excellent recent book, High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic.) Bonus: Downtown Santa Barbara has launched Rock Around the Block, a pop-up music series at various locations on State Street, with live music being performed 5-8 pm every Friday to serve as a preliminary event (or coast on the coattails) of the Summer Movie Series. Details at or (805) 893-3535.


EVENTS by Steven Libowitz

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 Game On for Afterparty@MOXI -- The next installment of the periodic adults-only evenings at the nationally-recognized children’s museum is a MOXIstyle game night. Compete with friends and strangers on a series of games located throughout the museum, from virtual reality and exhibit challenges to demos by local innovators and oversized classic party games. Test your oar skills on UCSB Crew Team’s rowing machines, remember your scouting days at SBCAST’s Biometric Campfire experience, wrack your brain at Science Trivia with SB Wine Therapy, press your luck at Blackjack with Aces & Eights, and go behind the scenes to learn about the science and design of your favorite games with UCSB researchers. DJ Darla Bea keeps the beat going all night on the rooftop with “freeze” dance sessions under the stars as you take in one of the best views in town. The first drink included in the ticket price, with additional drinks and food available for purchase. WHEN: 7-10 pm WHERE: MOXI Museum of Exploration + Innovation, 125 State St. COST: $35 in advance; $40 at the door INFO: (805) 770-5000 or

Through Arts Theater promises a passionate performance that “celebrates and empowers female essence and influence in the world.” Bringing together dance companies and singers covering Latin Dance, Argentine Tango, Hip Hop, Pole Art, Theater Arts, and Belly Dance, the performers aim to take the audience on a journey of passion and discovery expressed in different cultures, as the artists blend their unique colors into empowering message of living from the heart, passion and purpose. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Center Stage Theater, upstairs in the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center, at the intersection of Chapala and De la Guerra Streets COST: $35 general in advance, $40 day of show INFO: (805) 963-0408 or www. SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 Jazz Jam – Santa Barbara Jazz Society’s summer party is also a jam session, when the stage at SOhO where the club hosts is monthly concerts series is given over to the local amateurs, hopefuls, and professionals just wanting to perform. Closet vocalists and woodshedding instrumentalists are invited to strut their stuff in front of the crack house band comprised of Debbie Denke on piano, Jon Crosse on saxophone and trumpet, Kim Collins on bass, and James Antunez on drums. Bring your own instruments (singers bring your charts) and get there early to sign up for a slot, usually just a song or possibly two. Or feel free to just come and listen to the upbeat, downbeat-oriented variety show on a Sunday afternoon. WHEN: 1-4 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria

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Court COST: $25 general, $15 SBJS members, $7 members who are local professional jazz musicians, $5 full-time students INFO: (805) 962-7776 / or (805) 687-7123/ Books & Authors – Three signing events at Chaucer’s this week get underway at 2 pm Sunday, August 18, with Bobby Ether and the Jade, the latest from Young Adult author R. Scott Boyer, whose fantasy series combines spiritual themes with ancient myths and legends to create fast-paced stories suitable for all ages. In “Jade,” 16-year-old Bobby has been abducted and brought to a secluded academy in Tibet, where monks teach him and other special students how to tap into their Anima – the universal energy that connects all living things. But the headmistress of the academy is secretly exploiting the students, looking for genetic triggers to create a new breed of humans with metaphysical abilities. As his powers increase, Bobby must master his growing talents in time to uncover the truth… Pushcart Prize nominee Bill Cushing arrives at 7 pm Tuesday, August 20, with his new book of poetry, A Former Life: An Overview of Two Centuries 60 Years in the Making. The poems reveal a rich variety of encounters and experiences over six decades, but rather than following the strict timeline of the poet’s life, the book is divided into sections called “Persons,” “Places,” and “Things,” which allows Glendale resident Cushing to position his work as an album, akin to collection of songs whose themes and variations make the pieces distinct, yet surprisingly unified… Stewart J. Zully brings a little slice of “Da Bronx” to Santa Barbara at 7 pm on Thursday, 15 – 22 August 2019

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 Marshall-ing her Power – The iconic American indie rock singer-songwriter Chan Marshall, who records and performs under the musical nom de plume of Cat Power, has been called “the high empress of indie rock” by W Magazine and praised as “too vibrant a songwriter, with too extraordinary a voice” by The New York Times. Which goes a long way to explain why Chan is still something of a cult hero despite nearly a quarter-century of expanding her prowess as evidenced by Wanderer, her 10th studio album, released last fall. Self-produced by and powered by Marshall’s own guitar and piano, the album is a collection of “winding, wondering narratives all perfectly imbued with ... yearning and warmth, … pristine examples of her still-evolving creative practice.” Los Angeles experimental musician, multi-instrumentalist Nico Turner opens the show. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $51.25-$66.25 INFO: (805) 9630761 or







August 22, when the author of My Life in Yankee Stadium shares stories from decades working as a vendor at the storied ballpark. Zully’s book features anecdotes gleaned from his days, beginning at age 15 in 1970, climbing through the stands selling everything from beer to hot dogs to souvenirs, from Red Sox-Yankee rivalry series to New York Giants football contests, playoff and World Series games, a Muhammad Ali heavyweight fight and even a visit from The Pope, 2,500 events in all. Show biz stories show up, too, as Zully has also been an actor, director, writer, producer and teacher since 1980, with credits in such films as Malcolm X and Bonfire of the Vanities and guest shots on TV series The Sopranos, Columbo, Married... with Children, and most Law and Orders. WHEN: All events at 7 pm WHERE: 3321 State St. in Loreto Plaza Shopping Center COST: free INFO: (805) 682-6787 or Oldies in Ojai -–Take your Chevy to the levee – or perhaps the Lexus past Lake Casitas – to join veteran singer-songwriter Don McLean in a trip down memory lane, including a visit to one of the more enduring classic rock

songs of all time in “American Pie.” The anthem was ubiquitous on the airwaves throughout 1971-72 despite obliterating the supposed three-minute limit for hits, McLean created lots of other worthy material that has perhaps aged even better, including “Vincent (Starry Starry Night),” and “Castles in the Air” plus “And I Love You So” and “Crying,” all part of a catalog that has been responsible for more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide… It was almost a decade after “Pie” that Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock – who met in 1975 at rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney, Australia – scored their first hit as Air Supply with 1980’s “Lost in Love,” which became the fastest selling single in the world. Perhaps shockingly, the duo scored seven more top-five singles in a row, matching The Beatles’ run of consecutive hits, while the albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever and The Greatest Hits sold a total of more than 20 million copies. WHEN: 7 pm Friday, August 16 (McLean) and 17 (Air Supply) WHERE: Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal Ave., Ojai COST: $38-$68 (McLean); $34-$98 (Air Supply) INFO: (805) 272-3881 or www.libbeybowl. org/events  •MJ

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 Watt’s Happening – Nashville-raised, Portland-based indie folk artist Erisy Watt has for years earned significant praise from such media outlets as CBS This Morning, Jam in the Van, and the Americana-acoustic music bible No Depression, the latter having referred to her as “the next-in-line to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones.” Watt’s music and songwriting explore the intersection of art and science, fueled by her other job of helping lead environmental field studies programs for university students in remote regions of Thailand, Indonesia, and Nepal. Her songs weave stories of the natural world into her own experiences as a young woman artist. A frequent visitor to SOhO, Watt returns to the club on the heels of last month’s release of her debut fulllength album, Paints in Sky, accompanied by guitarist Jeremy Ferrara. Opening the women-first singer-songwriter special are Oakland-based Caitlin Jemma and Santa Barbara-based Emily Wryn. WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $10 in advance, $12 at the door INFO: (805) 962-7776 or

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by Mark Ashton Hunt

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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n our continuing look at the various neighborhoods around Montecito we have recently taken a look at western Montecito, homes in the Cold Spring School District, estates near the San Ysidro Ranch and beach area homes. Now let’s direct attention to homes just a mile or two from the upper village in Montecito, all within the Montecito Union School District. Homes in this north/east section of Montecito find themselves in the slowly rolling foothills, offering views, or tucked into a canyon or resting on a low traffic street among similar sized homes. Properties listed for sale range from about $1,495,000 for a cottage on a smaller lot up to $19,000,000 or more for an estate on multiple acres and boasting architectural significance. The area can be defined as homes in the foothills along East Mountain Drive and Bella Vista Drive down to East Valley Road, and from Park Lane to Romero Canyon or just a block past, on Stonehouse Lane to the east. This area is popular for a number of reasons, one being that these homes are in the Montecito Union School District, thus not far from the center of town and in a prime resale area. Also, these homes are for the most part on a nearly full acre or more, with the exception of a few smaller homes on Orchard and Tabor Lanes and a handful of properties on Romero Canyon. Additionally, these are less trafficked streets, and other than East Valley Road, most streets in this area meander through the foothills and are not part of the daily commute for non-residents coming in or out of the area. So, if you like the idea of a high-end, rural feel while still being very close to town, this Park Lane to Romero Canyon area is worth a look. Here are just a few current offerings in a variety of price points in that area.

2180 Alisos Drive: $2,595,000

Shaded by a grove of oak trees on a level street is this 4,000+ sq ft, single-level craftsman ranch home. Tucked in the foothills just a few blocks above East Valley Road, the serene setting provides home to a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom single-level home that offers walls of windows, skylights and numerous glass doors. There are three distinct living/family rooms – each with a fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Additionally, there are guest accommodations with a kitchenette and outside, one will find fruit trees, a hot tub/spa, garage, and manicured landscaping on the .95-acre lot.

625 Stonehouse Lane: $5,250,000

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freshly renovated interior spaces combine to deliver this exceptional Montecito property. Conveniently located on a less traveled lane, resting on 1.09 acres among other similar sized and priced homes, this 4-bedroom home plus pool cabana residence checks most boxes on a homeowner’s wish list. Set behind a garden wall and gates, one is surrounded by lawns, multiple oak, specimen and fruit trees, mountain views, and privacy. The residence features a formal living and dining room, along with a ground floor master suite with fireplace and French doors leading out to the rear gardens. The newly renovated kitchen and family room both have fireplaces and open to inviting patios and an outdoor kitchen.

799 Lilac Drive: $8,495,000

Located on one of the most desirable streets in Montecito, this elegant, relaxed Don Nulty designed Mediterranean villa is comprised of approximately 6100 sq ft of living area. The 1+ acre property features an impressive main house with 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths, romantic stone loggias, a separate guest suite with its own bath, pool cabana with full bath, and a 3-car garage. Additional amenities include a saltwater pool/spa, outdoor kitchen, state of the art Control 4 home automation system, Venetian plaster walls, grey water catch system, and six zones of heating and AC. Enticing mountain and ocean views are found throughout various vantage points of the home.

900 Knollwood Drive: $19,250,000

Inspirational ocean views define this impressive legacy estate. Originally designed by Edwards & Plunkett and renovated by Lutah Maria Riggs, this approximately 9-acre property spans four parcels and maintains much of the same spirit as it did when first conceived. From this vantage point, ocean and island views are endless, mountain and ridgeline views stand stoically in the distance and expansive grounds offer an incredible sense of space and privacy. A long, oak-lined drive leads to the main residence. Gracious spaces open to multiple view terraces and lush rolling lawns. A guesthouse, detached office, pool, cabana, & tennis court help to create the ultimate compound and offer destinations to explore. This is a true legacy property, the likes of which we do not see come on the market very often. ••• For more information on any of these listings or to have me arrange a showing with the listing agents, please contact me directly, or call/text 805-698-2174. Please view my website,, from which this article is based. •MJ

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for Moving, Downsizing, and Estate Sales. Complimentary Consultation (805) 708 6113 email: or go to our website Estate Moving Sale Service-Efficient-30 yrs experience. Elizabeth Langtree (805) 733-1030 or (805) 689-0461. SB SOS- senior concierge moving and estate sales 805.946.0060 We offer comprehensive downsizing, moving and turn key setup services for seniors. Connect with Santa Barbara locals, Kelsey and Deb, for a complimentary consultation. 805-946-0060

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We Buy, Sell and Broker Important Estate Jewelry. Located in the upper village of Montecito. Graduate Gemologists with 30 years of experience. We do free evaluations and private consultation. 1470 East Valley Rd suite V. 805 969-0888


It’s Simple. Charge is $2 per line, each line with 31 characters. Minimum is $8 per week/issue. Photo/logo/visual is an additional $20 per issue. Email text to or call (805) 565-1860 and we will respond with a cost. Deadline for inclusion is Monday before 2 pm. We accept Visa/MasterCard/Amex


Santa Barbara Cemetery Plots for Sale. Two plots side by side. Please email for further information.

PHYSICAL TRAINING/HEALTH Fit for Life Customized workouts and nutritional guidance for any lifestyle. Individual/group sessions. Specialized in CORRECTIVE EXERCISE – injury prevention and post surgery. House calls available. Victoria Frost- CPT & CES 805-895-9227 Improve the Way You Move House calls for personalized strengthening, flexibility, balance, coordination and stamina. Certified in effective exercise for Parkinson’s. Josette Fast, PT since 1980, UCLA trained 805-722-8035

GOT OSTEOPOROSIS? We can help! At OsteoStrong our proven non-drug protocol takes just ten minutes once a week to improve your bone density and aid in more energy, strength, balance and agility. Please call for two free sessions! CALL NOW (805) 453-6086

are thorough, professional, distinctive, impressive and entertaining. Many of my projects are gifts to honor beloved parents or spouses. I also assist with memoirs or other books. David Wilk (805) 455-5980 Excellent references. Clear your Clutter Now! How would you feel if your garage, pantry, office, closets, guest house or, storage area were organized and tidy? You will feel less stress and be able to focus more on what’s most important in your life! Let’s talk about the benefits of an organized home and space. Contact Organizer Stetevenn at 805-302-2756 talk and text or at College Entrance Essay Editor Your early draft – my final polish Molly-Ann Leikin Emmy-nominee 805-845-4535

A former reporter for Newsweek, book editor, and current full-time writer for The Economist, helps you produce lean, compelling, and professionally sequenced text for an article, travel narrative, op-ed, college-admissions essay, novel, or non-fiction book. Ghostwriting and multilingual research also available. Free, no-obligation meeting: 805637-8538. Tailored advisory and linguistic services for demanding travelers to Italy, be it for leisure, research, or business. No charge for initial meeting. Italian lessons also available. Services provided by multilingual Italian woman with an MBA who created an award-winning Italian restaurant and catering business who also worked for years as an executive at Expedia and Hilton Worldwide. 805 869 9864. Do you need an onsite property manager/caretaker? Call Lydonna Walker 925-997-8267 SB Area

SPECIAL/PERSONAL SERVICES BUSINESS ASSISTANT/BOOKKEEPER Pay Bills, Filing, Correspondence, Reservations, Scheduling, Confidential. Semi-retired professional. Excellent references. Sandra (805) 636-3089 CREATING A LASTING LEGACY The story of a person’s life, told properly, is a marvel. It can be preserved as family treasure, or it can fade away. I write biographies and autobiographies, producing beautiful books that

I’m a Food Safety Certified chef offering a home delivery meal service. I’ll prepare and deliver a well balanced, nutritional meal 3 to 5 times

“The worst way of flying, I think, is standby. It never works. That’s why they call it standby. You end up standing there going, ‘Bye!’” – Jerry Seinfeld

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ADVERTISE IN THE LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY (805) 565-1860 BUSINESS CARDS FOR VOL 20#48, Dec 10, ’14 Hydrex Merrick Construction Bill Vaughan Shine Blow Dry Musgrove(revised) Mission Pool Tables & Games Valori Tri-Counties Fussell(revised) Only Complete Game Store Lynch Construction Modern & Antique Designs Sales • Service • Rentals Good Doggies Pemberly (805) 569-1444 26 W Mission Street in Santa Barbara Beautiful eyelash (change Forever Beautiful Spa) Mon - Satto 9:30am - 4pm Luis Esperanza Simon Hamilton AUTHOR OF " THE POWER OF CHOICEDYNAMIC AGING LIFESTYLE"




Barton Maloney – Referral and Receive $50 c. 805-453-4980 f. 800-821-5032 t. 800-234-3329 CA CONTRACTORS LICENSE #1005986

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Mary Scott owner 805-316-1560 • pet-sitting • pet visits • overnights • pet transport • adminstration of meds, etc. a week. Please contact me for details. Please call Dinesh 805-448-7961 Writer Services Your Masterpiece (Book) Is Done-Now What? Sell It Is What! Professional Book Marketing & FREE Consultation 805-794-9126

PERSONAL ADS Female 62. I am noble and virtuous. Seeking companionship from a like minded individual. Call (805) 886 7849

RENTAL AVAILABLE 3 Bedroom, 2 bath MUS district. Rustic, remodeled. $3,600 plus utilities. Yr lease. Pets negotiable. (805) 335 7555

RENTAL WANTED Do you know of a lovely place to rent or share? I am a serious day15 – 22 August 2019


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dreamer/painter Montecito resident local refs, good credit rating. + - $4500/ mo. Love dogs, don’t have one. (805) 722-7498.

POSITION AVAILABLE Wanted part-time sales assistant, Sat and Sun. Sales ability more important than art background, computer and social media skills helpful. 805 695 8850 Portico Gallery

Do you need community service hours? The flock at SB Bird Sanctuary could always use some extra love and socialization. Call us and let’s talk about how you can help. (805) 969-1944

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED K-PALS need volunteers to be foster parents for our dogs while they are waiting for their forever homes. For more information or 805-570-0415.


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Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary Menagerie 2340 Lillie Avenue Summerland CA 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?

$22,450,000 | Picacho Ln, Montecito | 6BD/6+(4)½BA Cristal Clarke | 805.886.9378 | Lic # 00968247

$16,250,000 | 1188 E Mountain Dr, Montecito Upper | 3BD/5BA Cristal Clarke | 805.886.9378 | Lic # 00968247

$14,500,000 | 2697 Sycamore Canyon Rd, Montecito | 5BD/7½BA 3+acs Nancy Kogevinas | 805.450.6233 Lic # 01209514

$6,450,000 | 1514 E Mountain Dr, Montecito Upper | 3BD/4½BA Cristal Clarke | 805.886.9378 Lic # 00968247

$5,850,000 | 249 Las Entradas Dr, Montecito | 5BD/8BA Cristal Clarke | 805.886.9378 Lic # 00968247

$5,650,000 | 2303 Bella Vista Dr, Montecito Upper | 5BD/5½BA Nancy Kogevinas | 805.450.6233 Lic # 01209514

$4,950,000 | 1147 Glenview Rd, Montecito Upper | 4BD/5½BA Ken Switzer | 805.680.4622 Lic # 01245644

$4,750,000 | 62 Humphrey Rd, Montecito Lower | 4BD/4BA Nancy Kogevinas | 805.450.6233 Lic # 01209514

$4,300,000 | 560 Meadow Wood Ln, Montecito | 4BD/4½BA Daniel Encell | 805.565.4896 Lic # 00976141

$4,195,000 | 780 Rockbridge Rd, Montecito | 4BD/4½BA Team Scarborough | 805.331.1465 Lic # 01182792 / 01050902

$3,990,000 | 1077 Alston Rd, Montecito | 4BD/3½BA Daniel Encell | 805.565.4896 Lic # 00976141

$2,995,000 | 1385 Oak Creek Canyon Rd, Montecito | 6± acs MK Group | 805.565.4014 Lic # 01426886 / 01930309 / 01002182

$2,395,000 | 760 Hot Springs Rd, Montecito | 4BD/3BA Daniel Encell | 805.565.4896 Lic # 00976141

$2,275,000 | 75 Seaview Dr, Montecito Lower | 2BD/2½BA Kathleen Winter | 805.451.4663 Lic # 01022891


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