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Gold Ribbon luncheon raises $370K for Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, p. 16





COVER PHOTO by Joanne Calitri

Sanitary District Dana Newquist seeks a Water Union among agencies and your vote November 6, p. 5

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Land Use Committee briefed on design aesthetics of 101 expansion, p. 12

Four homes ranging from $4.5 to $15M up for grabs from School House to Sycamore Canyon roads, p. 52

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Dana Newquist, candidate for the Montecito Sanitary District, seeks your vote November 6 and explains the need for agencies to join forces as a union

6 Miscellany

Forbes rich list; Gold Ribbon lunch; State Street Ballet; Chris Toomey party; Table of Life gala; Santa Barbara Beautiful; The Wine Cask; France wedding; Ellen’s property; Foam Fest; Gwyneth Paltrow; Katy and Orlando; Bentley Turbo; and Prince Andrew

8 Letters to the Editor

A collection of communiqués from Journal readers comprising Christopher Calder, the Mangers, Chicken Little, Bob Williams, Lee Heller, Michael Davenport, Edo McGowan, David McCalmont, Steve Marko, among many more

10 This Week

MBAR; knitting; Walk & Roll; fishermen; SB Reads; Creepy Creatures; Republicans; music club; Lois Capps; MUS Board; MPC; basket weaving; peace workshop; Hallow-STEAM; zoo; MERRAG; and Tamsen Firestone

Tide Guide 12 Village Beat

Land Use Committee explores Highway 101 expansion; MFPD meetings to discuss wildfires; and Smart Meters coming to Montecito Photography: Spenser Bruce

Landscape: Isa Bird Design

13 On the Water and Sanitary Fronts

Woody Barrett, Dana Newquist, Ken Coates, Brian Goebel and Cori Hayman join forces to explain why their experience matters for Montecito Water and Sanitary Districts

On The Water Front

Dick Shaikewitz dissects Montecito Water District by the numbers, what they mean for customers and the future, and why he deserves re-election to the board

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14 Seen Around Town

Lynda Millner reports on the Wolf Museum’s MOXI Night in Motion; Lunch & Learn with Hattie Beresford; and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum exhibit

19 Our Town

Joanne Calitri visits the Music Academy of the West to get the scoop about their Women’s Auxiliary “World Rhythms”, on the horizon October 21; and 1st Thursday Art Walk, comprising Sullivan Goss Gallery’s exhibit THE RED-HEADED STEPCHILD 412 E. Haley St. #3, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805.965.9555 ||

25 Brilliant Thoughts

Tools, fools, jewels – Ashleigh Brilliant has them all covered, as he dissects the meaning of each subject and how they’ve changed throughout the years

26 In Business

Jon Vreeland talks with Karine and Matthieu Hervouet about their bakery Chooket, which they call “The Kingdom of Cream Puffs”

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30 Spirituality Matters

Steven Libowitz chronicles Sunburst Sanctuary; silence retreat; karma yoga; freedom via sound; and Nature Body with Timothy Tillman

32 On Entertainment

Steven Libowitz reports on Chris Lashua and Cirque Mechanics; Popovich pets; Game’s Afoot; improv; Sylvia Short; classical music; Bolcom by UCSB; and more

35 Celebrating History

Hattie Beresford documents the life and times of Joe De Yong, known as Charles Russell’s artist protege, the subject of William Reynolds’s new book

46 Legal Advertising 48 Calendar of Events

J.D. Souther; Ken Jeong at Chumash; music at Lobero; EDC’s autumn gala; Solvang Stomp; Wang Ramirez; singing sisters; seafood fest; and Hot Jersey Nights

52 Real Estate

Mark Hunt surveys the scene of four more available homes, valued from $4.5M to $15M from School House to Sycamore Canyon roads

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On Sanitation 

by Dana Newquist

Between now and Tuesday, November 6 [election day], members of the water and sanitary district communities, and other interested parties, will present various opinions on the subject of water and waste management. The views expressed under the imprimatur of this column – whether they are by candidates for the water or sanitary boards of directors or not – do not necessarily reflect the views of the Montecito Journal editorial staff.

The Water Union


ontecito has been my home since 1984. Like most, I sought this paradise that has been adopted by many for the natural beauty and semi-rural charm we cherish. Montecito is a magical place. After selling my chain of computer stores in 1985, I sought another venture that I would enjoy. For me, joy comes from being intimately linked into this community. So, I opened Montecito Video. Two years later, I purchased Summerland Video. With these outlets, I became familiar with a large portion of this community, just from giving them free popcorn and listening to their stories! From those magical years starting in 1986, I met David Myrick, who nudged me to attend Montecito Association meetings, where I became nominated and seated in 2000. In 2003, I became the treasurer. Becoming involved in Montecito became my new vocation. I consistently have trouble saying “no” when someone asks me for help on a needed project. Apparently, word has gotten out that I can’t say no to this community. With Diane Pannkuk, I started the Village 4 th event in 1996. I have participated in Beautification Day with the fire engine every year since 1988. Don Hathaway, the Battalion chief of the MFPD, requested that I assume the decorating duties of the Community Tree, now in Manning Park. I do all this happily because serving this community gives me joy.


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Perhaps my most important assignment was that of being a director of the Montecito Fire Protection District. Over the years, I had become familiar with the department and believed that my talents could enhance the three-man board. My service lasted nine years. It became readily apparent to me early on that a three-man board was not viable with one member chronically ill. The board had been three-man since inception in 1917. I therefore lobbied the board to place a Ballot initiative in 2008 for a fiveman board, and that initiative passed. Not being a fireman might have been an attribute in my service, as what became important was to study and understand the issues that impact that agency. It was critical to be a leader when the Tea Fire broke out to ensure that those impacted by the fire were handled judiciously and with care. Also most important, was the ability to be a team player. Like Fire Protection, we need Water Protection. This is important for Montecito. We’re more at-risk with our water supply than we know. Every drop of water here has importance; it’s our lifeblood. As with Fire, Water needs a team. It will take all agencies working together to sustain us. Today, we recycle all reusable products. Why do we not take this approach with water? It would not be hard for us to make this shift. Let’s create a water union between our two agencies that works to increase supply for all of us. There are stellar examples of communities and countries that already recycle their water. Orange County is running the largest recycling operation in the world. Israel may be best-known for their commitment in recycling 90 percent of their wastewater, four times more than any other country in the world. It’s time for our Montecito Sanitary District to work with other agencies to build the infrastructure to recycle our wastewater. I am committed to making that happen. Let’s create a Water Union between our “water agencies” (Sanitation and Water) that works together to increase water supply for us all. I’d be honored to receive your vote on November 6. •MJ 11 – 18 October 2018

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Monte ito Miscellany by Richard Mineards

Richard covered the Royal Family for Britain’s Daily Mirror and Daily Mail, and was an editor on New York Magazine. He was also a national anchor on CBS, a commentator on ABC Network News, 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 11 years ago.

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orbes magazine has just issued its top 400 U.S. annual rich list and, for the first time, a third of American billionaires were considered “too poor” to make the elite rankings, but, as usual, our rarefied enclave is well represented. After 24 years at the top of the list, Microsoft tycoon Bill Gates, 63, has been toppled by Amazon magnate Jeff Bezos, 54, whose fortune is estimated at $160 billion – up from $81.5 billion last year – beating Gates by a hefty $63 billion. Berkshire Hathaway founder Warren Buffett, 88, is third on the list with $88.3 billion, an increase of $10.3 billion in 2017, with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 34, valued at $71 billion, a $10 billion increase from last year.

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Oprah features yet again on the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans

Santa Barbara resident and Oracle entrepreneur Larry Ellison, 74, comes in fifth with $58.4 billion, while Montecito resident and Google honcho Eric Schmidt, 63, is at 33 with $14.4 billion.


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If you have something you think Montecito should know about, or wish to respond to something you read in the Journal, we want to hear from you. Please send all such correspondence to: Montecito Journal, Letters to the Editor, 1206 Coast Village Circle, Suite H, Montecito, CA. 93108. You can also FAX such mail to: (805) 969-6654, or E-mail to

Odorless, Colorless, and Harmless


arth’s oceans breathe in carbon dioxide when it gets colder and exhale carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when it gets warmer. This happens because cold water absorbs more CO2 than hot water, and that is why Coca-Cola quickly loses its fizz when it gets warm. Al Gore yelled “global warming fire” on a crowded planet because he did not know how to interpret an Earth temperature vs. atmospheric CO2 level graph, and he convinced himself that the very molecular basis of all life on Earth – carbon dioxide – is a dangerous pollutant. Gore pretends to know our weather future based on his limited and faulty understanding of climate science. Carbon dioxide is an odorless, colorless, and quite harmless trace gas that makes up just .04% of our atmosphere. Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels by burning fossil fuels is a good thing because plants eat CO2, and more CO2 makes plants grow faster, bigger, and more resistant to drought. Satellite data show that Earth has gained significant amounts of new plant growth because of increased atmospheric CO2 levels. This greening of the Earth has caused bigger crop harvests and faster timber growth. Carbon dioxide has no significant effect on Earth temperatures, and that is proven by the ancient ice core records. Politicians are feeding us scare stories because they think climate fear will get them votes, and the news media has historically loved tales of doom as they increase profits. Even prestigious universities have climbed on board the climate change bandwagon in order to gain grant money and to be politically correct. For the real facts on the natural and never-ending planetary flux of climate change, please watch “Climate Hysteria” on YouTube. Christopher Calder Eugene, Oregon (Editor’s note: Mr. Calder bills himself as a “non-profit food security advocate” and has probably sent this to many publications, though we haven’t seen it printed anywhere, so decided to offer our space to spread his message. – J.B.)

Keep Dick Shaikewitz

We are very much concerned about the platform of the three Water District candidates that are part of the Committee for Montecito Water



Security. Their ideas about recycling wastewater and signing a contract with the City of Santa Barbara for desalinated water for water security sound good. But, our understanding is that these will cost many millions of dollars for many years. Nowhere do these candidates say how they plan on paying for all of this. We are concerned that our water bills will greatly increase. The drought, with State restrictions on how much water we can all use, has already caused our rates to go up. The Water District seems to have found enough water. Why push our bills even higher? We plan on voting for Dick Shaikewitz, a 12-year incumbent, and not the three candidates. The Water District boards that he’s been on have never failed us. They have done all they could to keep rates as low as possible during the worst drought that California has ever had. Robert and Elizabeth Manger Montecito (Editor’s note: The current water board – which we consistently defended during our most recent drought – kept “rates” low by dunning customers outrageous fines for “over-use,” even though that over-use was unintentional and completely accidental. There ought to be a better way, and the Committee is suggesting just that: a better way. – J.B.)

By Any Other Name

If it wasn’t so serious, it would be impossible not to laugh out loud at our representatives. A mailer arrived from Salud Carbajal at the height of the fatuous Democrat attacks on Brett Kavanaugh. It never mentions [Carbajal] is a Democrat. Please print this to remind readers he stands for the worst of everything about Democrats. He claims he can work across the aisle. Salud, why not start by persuading Dianne Feinstein to try that? Reach her at (202) 228-3954. Excuse anonymity, but Montecito is the World Capital of limousine liberals and I still want to be invited to their expensive, elitist parties. Chicken Little Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: We like Mr. Carbajal, personally, but he is a Democrat, and you can bet he’ll go along with everything his party suggests, recommends, or mandates. Much as his Republican opponent, Justin Fareed, will likely go along with

his party’s wishes. One must choose one’s position and vote accordingly. – J.B.)

Bob’s for Bob

As a member of the District’s Finance Committee, I reported to the board on the status of the necessary financing to ensure the District would have the funds necessary to complete a list of capital projects deemed to be mission-critical to the District’s efforts to provide the kind of service expected by the community and mandated by federal and state regulations. These funds were used for capital replacement-improvement projects including new laboratory and maintenance buildings, over 25 miles of sewer main rehabilitation and lining, lift station refurbishment, and a new sewer force main. While on this committee, I encouraged the board to analyze the opportunity for refunding the existing bonded indebtedness. The analysis showed that the District could decrease the maturity term by seven years, remove the requirement for a reserve fund, and take advantage of lower interest rates. The board’s decision to proceed with this refunding is resulting in savings of approximately $4 million. The District’s current Standard & Poor’s rating is AA+. When the community was faced with the disastrous events of the

Thomas Fire and the Montecito debris flow, I joined with the board to immediately authorize emergency repair funds and to coordinate with first responders. When access was granted, the District moved swiftly to correct the damages by completing permanent repairs, as well as making provisions that would prevent service disruptions in the event of future weather occurrences. FEMA and insurance coverage will result in the recovery of over 80 percent of the funds expended on the damage repair. I consider my activities on the Montecito Sanitary District to be a significant contribution to the community. My active involvement in making the recommendations and suggestions that resulted in board policies and decisions has directly benefited Montecito. I believe my continued service on this board will further the communication with the Water District as it moves toward identifying a project for recycled water. I have the commitment, experience, and accomplishments to be a benefit to the community as a returning member of the Montecito Sanitary District Board. I would appreciate your vote in this regard. Robert “Bob” Williams Montecito

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This Week in and around Montecito

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Boo at the Zoo The tri-counties’ most popular Halloween event now has one ticket that is good for admission on any one of the three nights and also for all activities, including Zoo Train rides, during the event. More than 6,000 costumed kids and their families are expected at the Santa Barbara Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo, which offers traffic-free and safe trick or treating, costumed characters, entertainment, animal encounters, and

(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail or call (805) 565-1860) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 MBAR Meeting Montecito Board of Architectural Review seeks to ensure that new projects are harmonious with the unique physical characteristics and character of Montecito. On today’s agenda: a new single family dwelling on Park Lane; a new home, garage, covered porches and retaining walls on Santa Rosa Lane; an addition and remodel on Birnam Wood Drive; and exterior alterations and renovations on Channel Drive, among other items. When: 1 pm Where: County Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 E. Anapamu Knit ‘N Needle Fiber art crafts (knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more) drop-in and meetup for all ages at Montecito Library. When: 2 to 3 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 Walk & Roll Montecito Union School students, teachers, and parents walk or ride to school, rather than drive. When: 8 am Where: Via Vai, Ennisbrook, and Casa Dorinda trailhead Info: 969-3249 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 Fishermen’s Market When: 6 am Where: Harbor Way Info: SB Reads Book Discussion Join to discuss Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. When: 11 am to noon

Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Creepy Creatures An event for kids and adults is being offered at Neal Taylor Nature Center. Creepy Creatures will feature bats, and owls, skulls and bones, spiders and snakes, with popcorn and punch to boot for kids of all ages. On the lawn at the Nature Center, Alice Abela and her collection of spiders, snakes, and other reptiles will offer an exciting view into a fascinating world of small beings, and representatives from the Santa Barbara Zoo will teach all you would like to know about bats and other animals associated with Halloween – up close! Other activities will entertain youngsters and parents alike. Arts and crafts activities include making your own mask will be one of the focused activities. When: 11 am to 1 pm Where: 2265 Highway 154 Info: (805) 693-0691 Lecture & Luncheon The Santa Barbara Republican Club will hold its October luncheon at La Cumbre Country Club. The speaker of the day will be Ramon Elias, vice president of Engineering and Operations for Santa Maria Energy. He will speak on the subject of “What is Fracking and Who Does It?” It will be a great opportunity for anyone interested to learn about the oil industry from an expert. The public is invited to attend. When: 11:30 am Where: 4015 Via Laguna Info & RSVP: Barbara, (805) 684-3858 Free Music The Santa Barbara Music Club will present another program in its popular series of concerts of beautiful music. A valued

special Halloween activities. When: today (5:30 pm) tomorrow and Sunday (4:30 pm) Where: 500 Ninos Drive Cost: $12 to $20 Info: cultural resource in town since 1969, these concerts feature performances by instrumental and vocal soloists and chamber music ensembles, and are free to the public. When: 3 pm Where: First United Methodist Church, Garden and Anapamu streets Cost: free



Montecito Planning Commission Meeting MPC ensures that applicants adhere to certain ordinances and policies and that issues raised by interested parties are addressed. When: 9 am Where: County Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 E. Anapamu

Book Signing at Chaucer’s Chaucer’s Books hosts an evening with the honorable Lois Capps, as she shares from her new book, Keeping Faith in Congress – How Persistence, Compassion, and Teamwork will Save our Democracy. In 1996, Walter Capps won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Less than a year later, he suffered a massive heart attack at Dulles Airport and died in his wife’s arms. Ms Capps, a retired school nurse, decided a few days later to run for her husband’s seat. She won that election and went on to serve eight more terms in Congress, representing the Central Coast of California and advocating progressive causes. In Keeping Faith in Congress, Lois Capps tells her story – of her husband’s death and her decision to run, of her daughter’s death to cancer just a few years later, of her efforts to work across the aisle, and her work on behalf of constituents. When: 7 pm Where: Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State Street Info: 682-6787

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MUS School Board Meeting When: 3:30 pm Where: Montecito Union School, 385 San Ysidro Road Info: 969-3249 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

Basket Weavers Group The Basket Weavers Group is a place to connect with other basket weavers. Bring a project or start a new one. Beginner and all levels are welcomed. Basic materials are provided. Please join for a lively and enjoyable afternoon. When: 2 to 5:30 pm Where: Montecito Community Hall, 1469 East Valley Road Cost: Free Info: 969-3786 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 Peace Writing Workshop Join for an informal six-week writing group to explore the context and subtext of the natural disasters and the changes they spur in our community and daily lives. Participants are welcome to attend any week on a drop-in basis. Through writing and education, this workshop will provide an opportunity for connection and introspection at this phase of the recovery process. This program is provided in partnership with California Hope 805. When: 10:30 to 11:30 am Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Spooktacular Hallow-STEAM The Knox School of Santa Barbara

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is bringing their spooky, Halloweenthemed STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) night back! It’s hands-on science exploration and family fun for all ages. Meet a wolf up-close, miniature horses, and owls from Eyes in The Sky; learn about polymers in the Slime Lab and use a vacuum chamber to grow and shrink marshmallows; explore physics with UCSB’s Physics Circus; biology at the cow eyeball dissection; and geometry through the Japanese art of origami; and inspect spooky skeletons and skulls! Includes stations from Santa Barbara Hackerspace, Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and Art from Scrap! Children are encouraged to wear school-friendly costumes. This event supports The Knox School of Santa Barbara, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. When: 5:30 to 7:30 pm Where: The Knox School of Santa Barbara, 1525 Santa Barbara Street (street parking only) Cost: $5 per person; children 3 and under get in free Tickets: available online only, https:// SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 Fire Extinguisher Usage Training MERRAG presents a family event to train everyone in the home how to use a fire extinguisher. Learn about the

four classes of fire extinguisher, and learn when to use a fire extinguisher and when you should leave the area immediately. Learn the acronym “P.A.S.S.” for operating a fire extinguisher. Class participation in using an extinguisher on an actual fire in a safe environment; if you have a home fire extinguisher, bring it for chemical testing. RSVP is imperative. When: 10 am to noon Where: Fire Station 1, 595 San Ysidro Road RSVP: Joyce (805)969-2537 Book Signing at Tecolote Meet the author of Daring to Love, Tamsen Firestone. Why do so many relationships fail? In March 2018, the Statistic Brain Research Institute conducted a study that revealed 44 percent of the adult American popular is single. Daring to Love will help readers identify the self-protective behaviors that keep them from building the lasting relationships they truly desire. Using techniques based in the authors’ groundbreaking voice therapy — the process of acknowledging unhealthy patterns aloud— readers will uncover the real reasons they’re sabotaging love and learn to quiet destructive thoughts rooted in fear of rejection, shame, or jealousy. When: 3 to 5 pm Where: Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 E. Valley Road Info: 969-4977 •MJ

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Village Beat

NeW Brand!

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.

Land Use Discusses 101 Widening

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t their meeting last week, the Montecito Association (MA) Land Use Committee received a status update on the expansion of Highway 101. Matt Dobberteen, Alternative Transportation manager with Public Works, said that a design team has been hard at work refining the design of the highway widening through landscaping, hardscaping, and signage. “Because it is located in the coastal zone, the area has tremendous scenic value,” Dobberteen said. Deputy Corridor manager Fred Luna recapped that two of the four phases of the highway-widening project are complete; Phase 3 is currently in progress in Carpinteria and will be finished in 2019. Phase 4 includes 10 miles of expansion which is being discussed in five phases and spans from the Carpinteria City boundary to line in Carpinteria to Sycamore Creek in the City of Santa Barbara.

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The section of the freeway discussed at Land Use was the six miles located in the County, from the Carpinteria City line to the Sheffield interchange, which is being completely rebuilt and will include two separate bridges for the southbound and northbound sides. The left-hand exit and entrance on the southbound side will be changed to be on the right side, and sound walls and retaining walls will be added on the northbound side. The expansion at that interchange does not allow for median landscaping; some members of the Land Use Committee suggested planting trees beneath the freeway bridge, which would grow between the two Sheffield bridges. “We take a good hard look at what it will look like and the experience drivers will have,” Dobberteen added, saying there have been at least 10 design meetings, which include reps


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On The Water and Sanitary Fronts

On The Water Front 

by Woody Barrett, Dana Newquist, Ken Coates, Brian Goebel and Cori Hayman

Dick Shaikewitz has served 12 years on the MWD ( often president); Central Coast Water Authority (chairman); SB County Special Districts (vice president); director, Liability section Statewide Water Insurance Agency

Experience That Matters


he Montecito Water and Sanitary Districts are defined as special districts, each led by a five-person, publicly elected board of directors. According to the handbook for special district governance and operations, board members must “serve the best interests of the community, provide services that are essential to the community, and represent the people who placed you in office.” The handbook goes on to define board member roles, including the requirements to “establish strategic goals and objectives and set the direction of the District.” Having closely observed the governance of the Montecito Water and Sanitary District Boards in recent years, we have concluded that the incumbent board members of these two special districts have not served the best interests of the community because they have failed in their basic role of providing strategic plans and direction for their districts.

These planning failures at both special districts have resulted in water supply insecurities for the community, dramatic increases in charges to customers for essential services, and wastewater discharge into the ocean off Butterfly Beach that is inconsistent with our community’s values The Water District Board failed to file the State-mandated urban water management plan in 2010 and again in 2015. Only after the election of new directors Tobe Plough and Floyd Wicks two years ago was a plan finally filed, enabling the Water District to qualify for grants and attractive state financing for water security projects. For years, the Water Board has resisted cooperating with other districts on wastewater recycling and working on other new sources of supply. The Sanitary District Board has a “master plan” from 2004 that is a site plan for buildings, not a strategic plan. It was prepared long before the drought in a different world. Although times have changed, their plan has not. Indeed, the incumbent directors continue to point to the “Master Plan” to defend their decision to prioritize a $3.5-million new building over wastewater recycling. Only after it became clear that the incumbents are facing opposition in the upcoming election did they spring into action and pass a resolution in support of recycling wastewater, and approve a project to upgrade the treatment of a small amount of wastewater so that it could be used on the District’s own yard. This is too little, too late. These planning failures at both special districts have resulted in water supply insecurities for the community, dramatic increases in charges to customers for essential services, and wastewater discharge into the ocean off Butterfly Beach that is inconsistent with our community’s values. The incumbent directors claim that their long experience is vital, but that experience has not resulted in satisfactory performance by the two districts. In fact, the performance has been unsatisfactory, and the strong support we are receiving from the community indicates that our view is widely shared. In contrast to appeals based on tenure, five of us have come together as members of the Water Security Team. We are running for seats on the Montecito Water and Sanitary boards, and we offer government and professional experience that is directly relevant to the work of both. The five of us have more than 100 years of experience in the real world of business where there are competitors, customers to be satisfied every single day, constantly changing conditions, complexity far beyond the single-product monopolies of water and sanitary, and the need to change plans continuously. We know how to be successful in leading businesses of very different types, and we have the track record to prove it. Incumbent complacency is no longer acceptable. It is time for fresh eyes, new ideas, energy to build and execute plans, and the team-oriented mindset to make the progress that our community deserves. The choice is clear: Vote for the five of us to ensure that the best interests of our beautiful community can finally be served. On your ballot, you will be asked to vote for no more than three candidates for the Water District. Please use all three of your votes for our entire Water Team. If you do not, you increase the chance that the incumbent will be returned to office. Similarly, you will be asked to vote for no more than two candidates for Sanitary District. Please use both your votes for our Sanitary Team. Otherwise, you increase the chances the incumbents will be returned to office. •MJ 11 – 18 October 2018

by Dick Shaikewitz

Between now and Tuesday, November 6 [election day], members of the water and sanitary district communities, and other interested parties, will present various opinions on the subject of water and waste management. The views expressed under the imprimatur of this column – whether they are by candidates for the water or sanitary boards of directors or not – do not necessarily reflect the views of the Montecito Journal editorial staff.

Knowledgeable and Experienced Representation


7 cents of every dollar received by the Montecito Water District (MWD) from our customers goes to the Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA) for our State Water deliveries. The CCWA operates and maintains the Central Coast water transmission system that brings northern California water all the way to Lake Cachuma. Since 1997, CCWA has delivered 49,000 acre feet (AF) of water to the MWD. Due to the drought and dwindling local water supplies, MWD has acquired 12,543 AF of supplemental water at a total cost of $4.6 million, or about $368 per AF. This cost per acre foot is a fraction of the cost for the City’s desalinated water the Montecito Water Security Committee (Committee) is promising to get you. The three candidates sponsored and funded by the committee have never attended a monthly CCWA meeting, and have little to no experience or knowledge on local and State water matters. And yet these candidates are spending some of their $100,000 in campaign money to send a colored brochure saying their “team will change the status quo and diversify our local water supply!” It would certainly help if they knew what the “status quo” is. Being your MWD representative to CCWA for 12 years, I have been elected CCWA chair and am currently vice chair. If re-elected to the board, and assigned to my former CCWA position, I will be chair in January. CCWA is facing significant and controversial decisions in 2018. Reassignment and transfer of the State Water Project (SWP) Contract from Santa Barbara


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Seen Around Town

MOXI Night in Motion

by Lynda Millner

Co-chairs Jill Chase and Pamela Dillman Haskell on either side of MOXI CEO Robin Gose at the gala


OXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation Museum was the place to be when they held their MOXI Night In Motion to raise funds for the new Community Partners Membership program. “They will be able to provide free and reduced admission for thousands of underserved students, teachers, and families and set curious minds in motion,” explained president/CEO Robin Gose, Ed.D. The evening began at 6 pm and ended after 10:30 in the late-night Lava Lounge.

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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 6) Brian Miller, Carol Burnett, Margo and Jeff Barbakow (photo by Kendall Klein)

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, 76, a frequent visitor while his NFL team has summer training in Oxnard, is 75th in the rankings with $6.9 billion, with Stars Wars producer George Lucas, 74, who has a beach house in Carpinteria, at 123 with $5.4 billion. Developer Rick Caruso, 59, whose long-awaited Miramar beach hotel is scheduled to open in the New Year, is ranked 179 with $4 billion, while mall and sports magnate Herb Simon, 84, is 251 with $3.2 billion. Our most famous resident, Oprah Winfrey, 64, is 298 on the list with $2.8 billion, a slight decrease from 2017, while Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner, 74, owner of the Biltmore and San Ysidro Ranch, is ranked 316 with $2.6 billion. The total net worth of those on the list rose to $2.9 trillion, a record high, with half the wealth held by the top 45 people ranked. In-Tents Situation A large tent had been erected to protect the 420 guests at the sold-out 16th Gold Ribbon lunch for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation at the Biltmore from the blazing sun, but it served an entirely different purpose when the heavens opened, deluging the tony beachside hostelry in a rare rainstorm. Silent auction items had to be rapidly moved inside a nearby room, along with the registration tables, causing sweaty social gridlock until the downpour was over. Generosity poured as well, with the event, co-chaired by Kathy Kelley and Lacy Taylor, raising around $370,000 for the popular charity, which since 2002 has awarded $1.95 million in


financial assistance to 2,142 individuals in the tri-counties. The ubiquitous Andrew Firestone was in a particularly energetic mode, auctioning off a Costa Rica vacation for $3,250 and a gold and diamond ring, donated by Leonard Himelsein, for $2,000, with awards going to the Schultz Family Foundation, the Trejos family, Robyn Howard-Anderson, Tracy Angel, and Shannyn Tupper. Legendary comedienne and longtime supporter Carol Burnett donated her Silver Lining collection of items, including platters and a wine decanter that guests could bid on. The lunch concluded with a performance by singer Justin Fox of the group Dishwalla, accompanied by the Teddy Bear Singers. Among the tony throng of ursine supporters were Jeff and Margo Barbakow, Earl and Claudia Minnis, David Edelman, Lindsey Leonard, Bob and Patty Bryant, Dan Encell,

MISCELLANY Page 184 Gold Ribbon lunch committee member Randy Perotin, co-chair Kathy Kelley, and Dishwalla frontman Justin Fox (photo by Kendall Klein)

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only in front, but behind the camera. A tour de force that founder Rodney Gustafson can be immensely proud of as the tony troupe scales new balletic heights.

State Street Ballet’s Chaplin (1000 Words by Ryan Orion) Event sponsor Earl Minnis with Teddy Bear’s Encouraging Youth Philanthropy program participants (photo by Kendall Klein)

Anne Towbes, Lynda Weinman, Bruce Heavin, Randy Weiss, Michael Baker, Robyn Parker, Catherine Remak, Ali Ahlstrand, Jean von Wittenburg, Carla Tomson, Donna Barranco-Fisher, Diana MacFarlane, Morrie and Irma Jurkowitz, and Ginni Dreier. Lady and the Little Tramp State Street Ballet opened its 24th season with one of its boldest programming decisions ever with its outstanding performance of Chaplin at the Granada. The full-length world premiere is a truly remarkable collaboration with three diverse choreographers, Kevin Jenkins – who came up with the

idea – and Edgar Zendejas joining forces with longtime resident choreographer and new co-artistic director, New Yorker William Soleau, bringing to life the immensely complicated, but uniquely comedic work of silent film star Charlie Chaplin. The highly entertaining performance combined with soundscape, multimedia, and many other elements taking the audience on a spellbinding, delightful ride into the mind that was the creative genius of Chaplin, who used to own the Montecito Inn. New company member Ahna Lipchik, along with last year’s arrival James Folsom, were quite superb as the show’s primary portrayers of Chaplin, who died at his home in

Switzerland in 1977 at the age of 88. It was a show combined with the comedian’s traditional slapstick mixed with pathos, featuring his trademark shrugs and wriggles, and his work not

Gift Keeps Giving Christmas came early when Chris Toomey threw a pre-Mistletoe Ball pizza party at his Carpinteria aerie, complete with Yuletide carols, for supporters of the Catholic Charities of Santa Barbara, our Eden by the Beach’s oldest social services agency, which helped more than 12,000 people county-wide last year. The festive fete, which has been held at the Biltmore and Coral Casino over the years, is moving to Birnam

MISCELLANY Page 204 (From left) Catholic Charities Santa Barbara staffers Rose and executive director Dan Grimm, staffer Yolanda Vasquez, board member and Lawrence Seyer, and staffer Genevieve Morlino (photo by Chris Toomey)



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Women’s Auxiliary Music in the Garden World Rhythms


he Music Academy of the West’s [MAW] esteemed Women’s Auxiliary [MAWWA], under the dynamic leadership of chair Evie Vesper, is launching a new direction for the first time in 47 years, with its first – and soon to be annual – Music in the Garden event on Sunday, October 21, at the academy. The occasion is open to the public, and to the world via its online outreach, and is currently the hottest ticket in town. Meeting in September 2017 to examine the input versus output reality on continuing its May Madness rummage sale, the MAWWA decided in a landslide vote of 47 to 2 to replace it with an event where the public can experience the MAW in closer relation to its mission of music, thus launching their first Music in the Gardens affair. Here, one can leisurely enjoy the landscape and gardens of the MAW, hear six different professional world music mini-orchestras paired with

five cultural matches of wines and food menus prepared fresh on-site by renowned chefs. The event has also rolled back the ticket price at least 15 years for events of this nature, to $125 per person inclusive of all libations. The Women’s Auxiliary of 175 women strong has been full-on with each member and sustaining member volunteering her expertise in music, art, culinary arts, and wine, as well as ramping up an international presence via the event online auction. They have been working daily since last year to bring this top-shelf gala to the local community at large to participate in person or all who support music by reaching out online. The women did much due diligence to create a successful event, with spent time researching and interviewing vendors, doing business as a group on a more professional level, rather than

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e need to harvest every available drop of water on this side of the mountain, and that includes recycling our wastewater. The incumbents have had years to recycle Montecito’s wastewater. They are finally implementing a small recycled water project later this year to water the district office grounds. Meanwhile, we’re being outpaced by other communities who’ve moved to recycling most of their water. Montecito deserves better. Elect me, and I pledge to work hard towards achieving recycled water on a scale that truly serves this community. I’d be honored to receive your vote.”

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Wood, with the 200 guests hoping to raise around $100,000 for the charity, which supports low-income families. Co-chairs are Carol Wathen and Barbara Kummer, with Neal Graffy as emcee and the ubiquitous KEYTTV reporter John Palminteri as auctioneer. The gala will honor Maribel Jarchow, who has worked at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for 40 years. Among those noshing the pizza and quaffing the wine were parish priest Lawrence Sayer, George Leis, Haley Conklin, Kristan O’Donnell, Bill and Jocelyn Meeker, Ed Hindelang, Mike and Angie Ferraro, Frank McGinity, Teresa McWilliams, Trish Gainey, and Don and Wendy Gragg.

At the Table Jim and Stephanie Sokolove opened their beautiful Montecito estate, just a tiara’s toss from TV talk show titan Oprah Winfrey, for the fourth consecutive year to host the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s seventh annual Table of Life beano, chaired by Montecito Bank & Trust head honcho Janet Garufis, with more than 260 colorfully garbed guests in hats and flats, helping raise $450,000 for the popular nonprofit, which has effectively distributed more than 10 million pounds of food over the years. The bounteous bash, which benefitted families and children affected

MB&T chair and CEO Janet Garufis, Alison Hardey of Jeannine’s Bakery, Foodbank of Santa Barbara CEO Erik Talkin, Patrick Braid of Village Cheese & Wine, (photo by Jacqueline Pilar)

Event artist Penelope Gottlieb (photo by Jacqueline Pilar)

by the Thomas Fire and Montecito debris flow disasters, was emceed by the ubiquitous Geoff Green and also featured creations from Rincon Catering and music from pianist

Stephanie and Jim Sokolove (photo by Jacqueline Pilar)

George Friedenthal and Peter Muller and Friends. The event, which honored Alison Hardey of Jeannine’s Bakery and Patrick Braid of Village Cheese and

Wine, sadly was the last time the dynamic duo are hosting the sunset soirée, given they are moving to Boca Raton, Florida, in December. Among the tsunami of foodie fans were Anne Towbes, Bob and Val Montgomery, Fred and Sarah Kass, Rinaldo and Lalla Brutoco, Nina Terzian, Robert and Christine Emmons, Gary and Susan Gulbranson, Jeff and Margo Barbakow, Teresa McWillams, Nancy Schlosser, Maryan Schall, Karl and Nancy Hutterer, Erik Talkin, Tom and Heather Sturgess, Harry and Judi Weisbart, and Curtis Skene. Fine Wine Restaurateurs Doug Margerum and Mitchell Sjerven have sold their interest in the historic Santa Barbara eatery The Wine Cask. Doug, also a noted winemaker, is also opening a new Margerum tasting room in the Hotel Californian next year, he tells me. “It will be a spectacular space with 22-foot-high ceilings, a kitchen, heated patio, and mezzanine,” says Doug. “The existing reserve tasting room at El Paseo will continue to pour both Margerum and Barden wines until the new location is completed. After that, the El Paseo location will become exclusively the Barden tasting room.” Doug owned and operated the Wine

You’re Invited

The Symphony


The Santa Barbara Symphony invites the community to join us as we take you back to the era of “Supper Clubs” at our 65th Anniversary Ball. Hosted by Broadway star Lisa Vroman, celebrate the start of this historic season with an evening filled with performances by Ms. Vroman with Art Deco and Musicians of the Santa Barbara Symphony, dinner and dancing!



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Doug Margerum opening new tasting room in Hotel Californian

Cask for more than a quarter of a century, selling it 11 years ago to a Los Angeles restaurateur. Mitch also owns the popular Victoria Street eatery bouchon. Flip Doesn’t Flop Montecito TV talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres has just splashed out $15 million on a Beverly Hills Regencystyle estate. The 60-year-old Oscars host, who sold her former John Saladino house, Villa di Lemma, for $34 million in July, has made quite a fortune as a serial flipper of real estate over the years. Her new 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home was built in 1962 and designed by architect to the stars, John Elgin Woolf, and was formerly home to actress-philanthropist Marjorie Lord, before being sold for $8.3 million after her death in 2015. The single-story 5,100-sq.-ft. property, which was updated by Los Angeles design firm Marmol Radziner, has floor-to-ceiling windows in nearly every room taking in the city to ocean views. Foam on the Range Santa Barbara County firefighters are blazing a trail with their first Foam Fest in Carpinteria on Saturday, with a foam board surf contest followed by a benefit concert at the Padaro Beach Grill with local groups King Zero and Cornerstone. The boffo beach bash, with costumes

encouraged, is being organized by Santa Barbara district attorney Joyce Dudley’s son, Sam Dudley, along with Hugh Montgomery, Ian Mather, Eddie Luparello, and Kelly Hahn. “We’re trying to raise money so we can better serve our community by investing in our youth,” says event chairman Sam. “As firefighters, it’s our duty to serve our community 24/7, on and off the clock.” An admirable sentiment. By Any Other Name Montecito actress Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar for Shakespeare in Love at the age of 26. And at 27, she got a rude awakening about her swollen head when her director father, Bruce, warned her about “becoming an a******e.” Gwyneth, now 46 and married again to producer Brad Falchuk, says: “I was just believing my own hype, thinking that I was awesome,” when her father gave her a talking to. “And he was like, ‘You’re getting weird. You’re acting like a d**k,” the Goop founder recalled. “When you achieve the kind of fame I did by the time I was 25 or 26, the world starts removing all your obstacles because you’re now a ‘special person.’” By way of example, she tells Marie Claire U.K.: “You don’t have to wait in line at a restaurant, and if a car doesn’t show up, someone else gives you theirs. “There is nothing worse for the growth of a human being than not having obstacles and disappoint-



here’s no reason for us to discharge partially treated wastewater off Butterfly Beach. Montecito deserves better than that. We can build far more scale into the current recycled water plan, keep this place looking beautiful, and stop discharging into the ocean. Having served on the Montecito Fire Protection Board for 9 years, I have learned that board members who’ve already served 12 years or more get too comfortable, feel entitled to occupy that seat forever, and resist new ideas and new ways of doing things. They lose sight of what the community needs. I pledge to keep the community always foremost in my mind, as I have always done. I’d be honored to receive your vote.”

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Save the Animals

Our vote-by-mail ballots are starting to arrive, with lots of races and ballot initiatives. If you care about healthy food and animal welfare, don’t overlook Proposition 12. A YES vote for Prop 12 is a vote to level the playing field for California’s farmers and improve the lives of millions of animals across the U.S. Ten years ago, Santa Barbara County voters overwhelmingly supported Prop 2, which banned cruel confinement for laying hens, veal calves, and pregnant pigs in California, giving farmers seven years to transition to the new standards. Even so, some farmers have tried to avoid compliance. Prop 12 would clarify minimum space requirements to ensure that farm animals get the conditions that voters supported. Further, it would extend the same requirements to products raised in other states but sold here. That means California farmers wouldn’t have to compete against cheaper, more poorly produced eggs, veal, and pork from other states. And it means that California consumers would be able to count on all such products being raised in conditions less likely to result in food contamination. In addition to the greater risk of food contamination, intensive farm operations pose serious environmental risks: just ask the people living near giant pork operations after Hurricane Florence hit, or neighbors of the battery cage operations, where over three million chickens were killed and their corpses were washing up in people’s yards. Humane, appropriate housing for farm animals is healthier for humans and less of an environmental risk. And it grants the animals that feed us some basic quality of living conditions. So when you see that ballot, look for Prop 12 and vote YES — for California farmers, for our health, and for the animals. Lee Heller Summerland

Vote for Committee

Your outstanding coverage on the upcoming Water and Sanitation District elections continues to be quite informative. As a Montecito taxpayer, I am disappointed in the priorities of the incumbents on both District boards. We need a diverse water portfolio, which includes recycled wastewater and desalinization. These projects increase our control over the water supply that we need and reduce the pollution we are sending out to the ocean off Butterfly Beach. Instead of embracing these projects, the Sanitation District incumbents


continue to blindly push ahead with construction of a new $3.5-million building to house about 16 employees at the only remaining vacant space on the lot. Where will we put the recycling plant? Will the property tax payers be forced to pay even more? The Water District incumbent has continued to use fear of Agent Orange and high costs as irrational excuses to avoid joining the rest of the State in the pursuit of recycled water strategies. Contrary to Mr. [Richard] Nordlund’s provincial assertions in last week’s MJ suggesting a power grab, the real goal is making these boards work together to serve our needs as a community regardless of where money may currently be held between them as we bear the total cost of running both Districts. The incumbents have a fiduciary obligation to spend our money in the public interest, and they continue to refuse to do so. I have met each member of the Montecito Water Security Team. Its platform is a simple roadmap to our future: 1) bring recycled water for irrigation, 2) stop the needless dumping 500,000 gallons a day into the ocean, and 3) complete the desalinization agreement. Implementing these strategies will bring water security to Montecito and improve the quality of the water we send to the ocean. The intelligence, talent, and experience that each team member brings to the slate is exactly what Montecito needs and deserves for its future. I support the Montecito Water Security team: Ken Coates, Cori Hayman, Brian Goebel, Dana Newquist, and Woody Barrett. Michael J. Davenport Montecito (Editor’s note: Just as a point of clarification, the Montecito Sanitary District does not “send pollution” just off Butterfly Beach. While we too bemoan the loss of hundreds of thousands of gallons of water daily, that water has been treated and, though not officially potable, can hardly be called “pollution.” It is just water that could and should be recycled. – J.B.)

With Judy and Dick

I’ve received correspondence admonishing me to speak out in another way on water. It was mentioned that my letters have been too technical for many in the general public and that I should just endorse candidates who I respected for their demonstrated deep and well-rounded knowledge of the issues, a dedication to solving our problems, and a very high level of integrity. Of the candidates meeting this, in my mind, are Judith Ishkanian with the sewer board and Dick Shaikewitz of the

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CNN Coming Around?

A recent CNN political analysis of Trump’s presidency could easily have been (80 percent) written by a White House speechwriter. Its only major defect is in insisting Trump’s approval numbers are only 40%. Rasmussen puts the president’s approval numbers at 51%. Set that defect aside, here we have a major conduit of mainstream media bias against Trump and Republicans (CNN) saying unequivocally that the unorthodox Trump presidency is among the most consequential and substantial on record. The man delivers on his promises, says CNN. He promised strict-constructionist judges for the appeals circuit and Supreme Court. He’s delivered above expectation on both. He guaranteed a robust economy driving the world back toward American global leadership. His success in this area is absolutely without precedent. The analyst said President Trump will be on the campaign trail every other night through November 5, and that he has a right to brag to the American voter that he has done what he said he would do – and not just in those two areas – and we have an obligation to listen. I don’t think this is where the Left thought the country would be 31 days before the midterms six months ago. Donald Trump is driving the national political narrative... first persuading the Republican Party to be a Trump Party. He’s made a shrewd, cunning politician out of Senator Mitch McConnell! Everybody likes success and victory. All Democrats can do right now is stand on the sidelines and watch in abject awe. David S. McCalmont Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: I have been in Europe for nearly two months and have tuned in to CNN International for updates. This is quite a different operation from CNN in the U.S., as it is almost a strictly “news” station and delivers most of its reports objectively. They do revert to form on occasion by inviting some of the same talking heads that appear regularly on their U.S. counterpart, but then I simply put the channel on mute until the real news returns. In other words, they do a pretty good job of delivering bi-partisan news broadcasts most of the time. Perhaps they’re rethinking their U.S. operation. If so, it would be a real treat for us all and probably a ratings boost for them. – J.B.)

A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away. – E. Welty

There is no doubt in my mind that has led to the decimation of retail on State Street, from mom-and-pops all the way up to big department stores like Macy’s. The convenience and the pricing are tough for people to resist. Well, well, well. Look who just leased 1001 State Street. You guessed it: Amazon. I consider this site the premier location in Santa Barbara. I look at it like the Fifth Avenue or Park Avenue of Santa Barbara. Two million dollars or about is a large sum for a yearly lease, but it might just make sense. I hope this is the second coming of State Street. It definitely won’t hurt the city’s tax coffers. If nothing else, they have obtained about 18 parking spaces in a city that is doing its best to remove parking spots, and for that matter, cars.  Steve Marko Montecito (Editor’s note: Funny enough, the long-running South Park television series dealt with this situation some years ago, before Amazon virtually demolished brick-and-mortar retailers, though the blame then was with WalMart. The South Park kids and parents spent an episode tracing the death of retail in their town and came to the realization that the culprit was... the townsfolk themselves, who shopped at Wal-Mart rather than their local store because of the cheaper prices. Amazon is just the latest manifestation of this kind of retail suicide. – J.B.)

Down with Nation-States

Thank you for posting my “patriotism” letter. I read your comments and noted your understandable Croatian sympathies. Turns out, I have a very good Serbian friend since circa 1974 and a more recent Croatian friend since circa 2004. The Serb I met through our common interest in competitive running; the Croat thru road cycling. I like both of them, though I have a stronger connection with the Serb. They never met each other, but when I spoke to either about knowing a Serb or a Croat, the other would bristle. As you know, the history in that region is rife with conflict. The Croatians sided with Nazi Germany, but I’m not taking sides, as neither Croatians nor Serbs are entirely innocent in an historical context. My Pollyannaish wish would be to see an end to borders and nationstates. A libertarian world where the rights to life, freedom, and property are inviolate and universally accepted. Where civil disputes are settled

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in local courts staffed by local people according to their local customs and laws. An eventual dissolution of borders and nation states, which are ever-changing in any event. Exception: I would have no problem with recognition of former states-countries-ethnicities-races, et cetera, and a continuation of peaceful sports competitions between them. Couldn’t do without the World Cup or the Olympic Games, could we? Final note: I see hopeful signs for Ms. [Paulina] Conn, as she questions why siblings are separated in public school. Maybe that will lead her one day to question the entire system itself. Steve King Montecito (Editor’s note: Apologies to Mr. King, whose missive went on at some length about “patriotism,” but space did not permit us to include that portion of his letter. – J.B.)

The America That Was


I remember 9/11 like it was yesterday. I was on my way from a history class at the University when someone at the bus station said that there was some terrorist attack in the United States and I should hurry home to watch the live broadcast on TV. I remember that I was really shocked, not by the news of another terrorist attack, but by the obvious happiness about it of the person who shared this news with me. Why was he so weirdly happy about it? And he was far from the only one feeling the same way. Seemingly the whole crowd on the bus, the neighbors at my apartment building, strangers in a grocery store, drivers in slow Moscow traffic – everyone I had met that day were quite happy to see America bleed and suffer. But why?! I remember seeing people falling out of windows pushed to death by the unbearable heat and then the endless footage of the falling twin towers on my TV, burying the thousands of victims alive. It will be in my memory forever. The sad, dramatic picture of the fallen empire... That day I realized that most of the people in my old country had that naturally inbred hatred of America. But 17 years later and after 12 years in the U.S., with sadness I am realizing more and more that America hates itself even worse. The morning of September 11, 2018, I served my third-grader kids their usual breakfast and told them that today was a sad day in the history of their nation; 17 years ago that day the biggest terrorist attack in history had happened. Four planes were stolen by Islamic terrorists that altogether took lives of almost 3,000 Americans. My kids started asking endless questions, but in the frenzy of the busy morning I The camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

didn’t have much time for answers as I had to feed them, dress them, and drive them to school, where I hoped they would get all the information about that horrible event from their teachers. But I was so wrong. When they got home, I was very surprised that at school they did not even mention 9/11. Wow! I had to sit with my kids, show them the age-appropriate pictures of the true heroes: firefighters, first responders, and the simple people from the streets that were able to go back to the burning and failing building and sacrifice their lives for someone else in need and begging for help: the true American heroes as they were. I played to my kids the calls from the passengers of flight 93, the messages of pure love and appreciation of life, the messages of brave heroic passengers who fought back and were able to prevent the plane from crushing into White House and avoid other civilian deaths. I told them that the people of this kind were proudly called American heroes and deserved to be remembered forever. My kids were touched, needless to say, and they were very proud to be a part of this unity of people called the Unites States of America. If I were able to explain the meaning of that to my kids, why was it that so many schools in America obviously did not want to do so? Does this event have no meaning to and impact on the American history to even talk about any more? Is it even important? Ironically, the day of the attack our history teacher at the university told us some facts about the first World War and how it all started. Let me remind you:  “The assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June, 1914, set off a chain of events that led to war in early August 1914. The assassination was traced to a Serbian extremist group that wanted to increase Serbian power in the Balkans by breaking up the Austro-Hungarian Empire.” One event, one death, caused the spark that brought the whole World War “fire” to life. They teach it everywhere in the world, they name names, nationalities, they want us to forever understand the importance of this event. But why 3,000 American deaths caused by 16 fanatical Islamic terrorists are suddenly different? That event gave a start to a different war. The War on Terror. And it is not a metaphor, this war got the USA in Afghanistan, where real and not metaphorical people have died. So, why is one historical event of 1914 more important and noticeable than the fresh bleeding wound of this great nation?

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Fools, Jewels, and Tools


mean “Fools” here in the Shakespearian sense of clowns or jesters – in our day, professional comics, who make a living making us laugh. The most successful of these are highly paid, so much so that they can afford to hire other people to write jokes for them. As for jewels, the best ones are also highly valued – but for an entirely different reason. They are considered beautiful – and beauty, in our society, is as highly prized as laughter. But what about tools? There’s nothing funny about them, and they’re not particularly beautiful – at least that’s not their prime intention. All they are is useful. But our whole world depends on them, and always has. Since they stopped being made of stone and wood, and started to be made of metal, it’s surprising how little their basic designs have changed. A spade is still a spade. A hammer is still a hammer. All the great structures left to us from the ancient world, including the Pyramids – and the machines used in constructing them – were made with simple tools, often similar to those we have today, but of course, far less durable. But why are useful things generally valued so much less than beautiful or entertaining ones? You will tell me it’s simply the old Law of Supply and Demand having its effect once again. Screws and screwdrivers are so much easier to produce now than they ever were – to say nothing of “power tools,” which diminish the value of manual labor altogether – that their prices are naturally low, compared with the cost of fine gems or star performers. However, if you were marooned on a small island with a celebrity entertainer, a well-stocked jeweler, and a handyman (or woman) with a tool kit, I have no doubt whose company you’d be most likely to seek out. I can only lament how low sheer usefulness tends to rank on our scale of values. Can you think of any songs that are about tools? Off-hand, I can think of only one, “If I Had a Hammer”. As for poetry, only “The Village Blacksmith” comes to mind. But am I losing some sense of proportion here? Does “usefulness” have any real meaning anymore, in a world where the most useful tools – unquestionably those in the form of electronic devices – bear no resemblance to anything that ever existed in the past, let

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Does “usefulness” have any meaning anymore? And what excuse is there for my side-stepping beauty so casually? I’m sure there are many of us who would join Keats in equating beauty with truth, and saying “That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” Such a pronouncement leaves precious little room for utility – and perhaps even less for jollity. But who is to say that aesthetics are not, after all, the supreme value of life? It’s easy (perhaps too easy) to cast scorn upon such sentiments, and, with Gilbert and Sullivan (in Patience), to mock the Aesthetic Movement, with its love of beautiful plants (perhaps a foretaste of the “Flower Power” hippies a few generations later):

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 hough the Philistines may jostle, you T will rank as an apostle In the High Aesthetic band, If you walk down Piccadilly with a  poppy or a lily In your Medieval hand. But we must not forget that utility has had its own creed: Utilitarianism, and its own apostles, of whom the leader was a great thinker named Jeremy Bentham, whose motto was “The greatest good for the greatest number.” I must admit to having a soft spot in my heart for the eccentric Mr. Bentham, who was a founder of my alma mater, University College, London. When he died in 1832, his will decreed that his body was to be preserved and kept on display at the college, a directive which, in various manners, has been fulfilled to the present day. If you visit the college, you may see a large glass case containing his seated skeleton, decently clad, with a life-like wax mask covering his skull. At meetings of the college board, he is recorded in the Minutes as being “Present, but not voting.”  •MJ




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Chooket up and Bake Your Bon Bons


rench culture consistently impresses American culture with art, poetry, literature, theatre, fashion, and architecture; but the French take their sweets and pastries just as seriously as Monet took his paintings. Every four years, France holds a “craftsman competition” called Meilleur Ouvrier de France (“Best Worker in France”). The contest is open to pastry chefs who are respectful craftsmen and tradesmen and work in patisseries: bakeries with a variety of pastries, sweets, cakes, tiered cakes, cream puffs, chouquettes (French spelling of chookets), croissants, anything French and sweet. Less than two years ago, upon the Mesa on Cliff Drive and just to the left of Vons, Karine and Matthieu Hervouët opened a French patisserie called Chooket, a patisserie they refer to as “The Kingdom of Cream Puffs.” Chooket serves breakfast and lunch and bakes multiple-tiered wedding

cakes, gourmet chouquettes, tarts, cupcakes, Macaron de Nancy’s, cookies, brownies, to name a few items on the menu, all cultivated with traditional French-recipes using what Karine calls “fresh-produces.” For breakfast, the customer can order an almond or chocolate croissant with coffee or Russian Kusmi tea. And for lunch, cream puff sandwiches are the main item with three variations: the “Parisian,” “Atlantic,” and “Seasonal.” Lunch also offers the quiche Lorraine, vegetable soup, a bowl of green salad, and a lunch special from 11 am to 2 pm. Karine and Matthieu’s family-owned business specializes in party and wedding cakes. The “classic-cakes”; “specialty-cakes” (with options of gluten-free or dairy-free by request), and dozens of “filling flavors” for cakes and croquembouche – a French dessert made of “choux pastry balls.” Cakes with classic and specialty

icings such as white and dark chocolate Ganache for instance, can be made for birthdays, graduations, or any party, especially weddings. Chooket also offers catering for any celebration or event. The customers have choices of catering packages: compilations of your favorite French treats that can be delivered to your party at your convenience. When Karine and Matthieu Hervouët visited the American Riviera in 2016, and for the second time with daughters Eva, 8, and Maelis, 15, the “artisan French-family” decided to leave the South of France. The Hervouëts returned to Provence, France, then on December 10, 2016, arrived in the American Riviera for good. Chooket opened just nine days later, and Eva and Maelis were immediately enrolled in the school system. And Karine not only creates and designs sugar-coated desserts but is also a French architect. She studied

for seven years in Marseille, earning her diploma in architectural studies. Karine also loves literature, art, exploring the outdoors in places like Yosemite and hopes to visit the white mountains of Mammoth someday soon. Karine’s husband, Matthieu, studied catering for seven years and worked in gastronomic restaurants while the family of four resided in the South of France. Matthieu is also a sommelier – a professional wine taster with extensive knowledge of wines who works in fine restaurants and upscale wineries. So, when American writers and poets such as T.S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway swarmed to Paris in the 1920s, the authors were intrigued with French culture and their artisan-society, even France’s rainy-eerie weather. But after visiting Karine and Matthieu’s French patisserie at the Mesa Shopping Center at 2018 Cliff Drive, I am certain the cream puffs, chouquettes, croissants, and French sweets in general play a definite role in America’s longtime trend of the individuals’ migration to France’s amorous world.  •MJ Contact Karine and-or Matthieu at and their phone number is (805) 845-5519. They are open 8:30 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday; 9 am to 6 pm Saturday. They are closed Sunday and Monday, as well as national holidays and pre-planned vacations.

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And the answer is: America apparently does not like and care about itself. People are constantly trying to fight for someone’s rights abroad but not their own in their own great country. Remember that security drill on the airplanes? Put the oxygen mask on yourself first, then help the others. America must learn to put its needs first, love its nation’s history, praise its real heroes (not like certain Niketouting football players), and learn to be not ashamed of being strong and powerful. America does not owe anything to anybody; America owes to itself. I truly hope that my kids will have a chance to be raised in the country that will not perish in real trouble for the sake of insane political correctness and shame to name things the way they are, I hope my kids will be raised in the country where the priority of taking care of its own people and its own land will be at the top. P.S. Yesterday I saw this message on the Internet and think it is the nation we are all looking for. Take a read: “I miss the America of 9/12. Stores ran out of the flags to sell because they were being flown everywhere. People were Americans before they were upper-lower class-Jewish-Christian-Republican-Democrat. We hugged people without caring if they ate at Chick-fil-A or wore Nikes. On 9/12, what mattered more was what united us, than what divided us.” Please, do not forget your great history because that’s what makes a great future. Lidia Zinchenko Montecito

Same Old, Same Old

The talk in your recent Letters of Judge Kavanaugh being “presumed guilty” and the “tyranny of the Democrat Party,” the rage about requiring restaurants to give straws only to those who ask for them — these people are truly living in a world far different from my own. Let’s get some things straight. No one will ever know what happened to Dr. Ford the night she was assaulted. Something did happen to her, most people agree. Was Judge Kavanaugh involved? If he and Mark Judge say they weren’t there, the question is unprovable. I’m a Democrat. Hear me say I don’t presume him guilty of sexual assault. I can’t. There’s no evidence. There is, however, plenty of evidence that he lied straight up quite a few times in his testimony to the Senate. He lied, or dissembled, or evaded, call it what you will, about whether he drank to vomitous excess as a teenager, unless you believe that ralphing boast referred to an overdose of spicy food. He lied that he was of 11 – 18 October 2018

legal age to drink. He wasn’t. He lied about the cute “alumnius” reference to Renate, unless you believe that the other dozen or more similar yearbook references to the young woman’s sexual availability were also signs of respectful affection. She didn’t think so. He lied that, before September 23, he had never heard of Julie Swetnik’s accusation about gross behavior at Yale when there are actual text messages from early in the summer that discuss his secretive efforts to get people to agree it never happened. Of greater importance, perhaps, than defending himself from a question, not a presumption of sexual assault with a blizzard of falsity, Judge Kavanaugh lied to the Senate about the work he did in the Bush administration. He lied about his work on Pryor’s nomination. He lied about his work on Pickering’s nomination. He lied about his involvement in the decisions about torture; about his access to emails stolen from Democratic Senators. These are documented. You can see emails to him and from him about these matters. But none of those lies mattered to the Republican Senators. It didn’t matter to them that they would not be allowed to see evidence of the extreme partisan work he did in the Bush White House, evidence that might suggest he lacked judicial temperament and lack of bias or provide further evidence of his prior lies. It didn’t matter to the Republicans that the FBI was instructed by the White House counsel to go nowhere near any one or any evidence that might gainsay Judge Kavanaugh’s choirboy impersonation, if admittedly a choirboy with rage issues, fantasies of conspiracies and a willingness to make goes-around-comes-around threats. Getting a time-tested reliable Republican operative onto the court, where he can defend the oligarchic dark money behind the Judicial Crisis Network (which spent millions backing him), where he can protect the criminal president from investigation or consequence (watch him vote to overturn 150 years of precedent when Gamble is argued this term), where he can return American women to back-alley medical procedures and consign gay relationships to second-class status, where he can protect the minority’s ruthless gerrymandering of states like North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, and Kansas — that was all that mattered to the Republican bare majority. Those Republican Senators represent about 42 percent of Americans, but Democratic Senators representing about 58 percent of Americans didn’t quite have the votes to keep this unprincipled man off the highest court in the land. (That’s some

Democrat tyranny for you, Ms Thorn.) The unprincipled ascension of the dishonorable liar and partisan ideologue Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is going to do more damage to America than most people now foresee. The Republicans may have gotten him on the Court, but they have threatened the Republic and the Constitution in so doing. I weep angry tears for my poor country, which may be torn farther apart. I’m afraid Judge Kavanaugh is right that what goes around has a way of coming around, and it’s not going to be pretty when Democrats fight back. See you in November. Cotty Chubb Montecito (Editor’s note: Well, your first few sentences actually seemed reasonable, but then you went into your all-too-tired-and-

typical rant. To understand what happened to Justice Kavanaugh, all one has to do is Google “Nancy Pelosi Wrap-Up Smear,” which is a 36-second explanation by Ms Pelosi of the often successful “tactic” of spreading an unsubstantiated smear, getting the press to write about it, and then using it to spread the accusation as “news.” Here are her exact words: “You want to talk politics? It’s called the wrap-up smear. You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest and then you merchandise it. And then you [the press] write it and they’ll say, ‘See it’s reported in the press that this, this, this, and this,’ so that they have that validation that the press reported the smear, and then it’s called ‘a wrap-up smear.’ And then I’m going to merchandise the press’s report on the smear that we made. It’s a tactic, and it’s self-evident.” I believe Republicans will do just fine in November, in the face of this kind of cynical crap. – J.B.)  •MJ

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Spirituality Matters Silence at Sunburst


unburst Sanctuary’s silent retreats are not like typical ones where there is truly no vocalizing of any kind and as little interaction as possible over an extended period of time. While it’s definitely nothing approaching a gab fest, the morning and evening programs of Sunburst’s three-day-and-night weekend retreat are programmed, with yoga or stretching or other activities, including various meditation techniques, some of which include not only the leader talking, but the participants possibly also singing or chanting, or making a statement or two about what they need in support. What’s more, while it’s not encouraged, there are Stick-It note pads available if the need to communicate – with the kitchen for special dietary questions, or other logistical issues – arises, not to mention a lovely library of books and more to peruse over the period. While that made my first-ever immersion into a silent retreat some-









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what easier, it also felt a bit like cheating. Surprisingly, I craved quiet and solitude even more than connection or learning. Fortunately, that was also absolutely available, especially in the afternoons, when there were no activities scheduled between lunch and dinner, leaving hours to spend in the main building, the chapel, the gardens, and various meditation spots in the main area of Sunburst Sanctuary, or better yet explore roadways and trails amid the 4,000-acre expanse near Lompoc. My Saturday afternoon hike where the only mammals I encountered for more than two hours were a couple of small herds of free-ranging cattle, was among the highlights of the weekend I attended last February. It was lovely to be spending the weekend with other like-minded people – most of whom had never spoken before our opening circle – embodying the intention to be with each other while staying silent. Eschewing the outer narrative eventually diminished the inner chatter, creating more space within for exploration and discovery.

A Second Shot at Silence

The retreats were originally held just once a year, but have proved popular enough within the community so that Sunburst has scheduled its next “Unplug and Recharge: An Exploration of Silence” weekend for Friday-Sunday, October 26-28. Taking note of this has been an excellent reminder that I’ve lapsed from the profoundly effective mindful eating experiences (adapted from Thich Nhat Hanh) that I brought home with me last winter, and the various mindful

meditation using a mandala I learned over the weekend. (I do actually know where it is!) The upcoming retreat starts a day later than the one I attended last February, but it’s likely to still offer a welcome respite from the chaotic energy going on in our world today with even less of a time commitment. Sunburst Sanctuary provides the opportunity and space to heal, take a break from the inner and outer frenzy, strengthen (or discover) connection with source, recharge, and return to a more peaceful, balanced mindset. Once again, participants will be exploring silence and mindfulness to create a wider, calmer expression of life, using tools such as mandala creation, walking in the Hopi labyrinth, and guided sitting and walking meditations. All meals and all activities for Sunburst’s “Unplug and Recharge” weekend are included in the sliding scale donation of $120 to $200, and onsite lodging and camping options are available for an additional donation. Pre-registration is required and Sunburst prefers that participants register by Wednesday, October 17. Sunburst is located at 7200 S. Highway 1, Lompoc, about 7 miles west of Hwy 101. Call (805) 736-6528, email or visit https://

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Also coming up at Sunburst is one of the sanctuary’s service exchanges, slated for Friday, October 26, to November 4. Community members work, meditate, and participate in the cooperative community, helping with varied activities such as cooking, gardening, cleaning, upkeep, and more, and in exchange participate in activities and enjoying the grounds and facilities. The schedule is flexible as people can participate for a few days, or up to the full duration. Sunburst’s ongoing Sunday Meditation Gathering, which takes place every Sunday at 10:30 am and are fully open to visitors, feature a peaceful, joyous meditation service that includes live music and song, an inspirational talk, and silent meditation, followed by homemade brunch and an optional guided hike. Families are welcome, with children’s service offered for ages 4 and up. Topics this month include Intuition: the Still, Small Voice (Sunday, October 14), Navigating Karmas Successfully (October 21); and Conscious Study & Self-inquiry (October 28). Call (805) 736-6528, email contactus@sunburst. org or visit

Freedom through Movement and Sound

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trumpet in the marching band before rediscovering the joy of playing with sound by singing silly songs with small children during her eight years in early childhood education. But it was her 13 years as a bodyworker/ massage therapist that progressed to energy medicine as she began embracing the world of sound healing. Asura, who prefers to call her healing sessions “Meditation with Sound,” offers the events every third Thursday and fourth Saturday of the month at Center of the Heart (487 North Turnpike Road) – the next sessions are 7 to 8 pm on Friday, October 19, and 11 am to noon on Sunday, October 28 ($17 admission) – as well at the Rose Garden in Old Mission Park and Soul Nest Studio in Carpinteria. She also conducts a Sound Play and Healing class where participants can get close and personal with her Tibetan and crystal bowls in a small group setting of just three to five adults, including playing for them during the first half of the class before the actual guided meditation, from 10 am to 1 pm every fourth Sunday at the Acupuncture and Herb Clinic (1725 State Street; $25). This Saturday, October 13, Asura teams up with dance-and-movement teacher and performer Lisa Beck for a special Freedom Through Movement and Sound session from 6:30 to 8 pm at Montecito School of Ballet (529 East Gutierrez Street), where Beck will gently guide movement to create greater fluidity and freedom in your body and life, while Asura provides simple yet powerful sound and vibration with her singing bowls, gongs, and chimes. All are invited to move freely and let fear and judgement release into the air. Admission is $25, with a limit of 18. Visit www. or contact Beck at

Falling into Nature

Somatic therapist/meditation leader/dharma teacher Timothy Tillman – who hosts weekly donation-based body-centered meditations at the spacious yurt in his Mission Canyon space and at Yoga Soup – is leading a weekend of movement and meditation later this month. Nature Body offers the opportunity to connect with self and body through nature meditations, movement explorations, and shared silence sessions and is open to both beginner and seasoned practitioners. People can participate either day, October 19-20, or camp out on the land on the edge of the Los Padres National Forest for the full two-day experience. The sessions cost $85 per day, and work scholarships are available. Email info@inspi or visit www.timothytill •MJ 11 – 18 October 2018

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On Entertainment by Steven Libowitz

Autumn of 42: Cirque’s Ring Pay Tribute


Ring thing: Granada Theatre hosts Cirque Mechanics on Sunday, October 14 (photo by Maike Schulz)

an and his machines form the basic elements of Cirque Mechanics, the modern company founded 14 years ago by former BMX bike champion Chris Lashua, who began by creating an innovative aerial apparatus. In his and his team’s vision, circus certainly has acrobatics and clowning around, but also is rooted in realism achieved by the use of machines, which gives a rawness to their performances. Cirque Mechanics made its Santa Barbara debut with its bicycle themed “Pedal Punk” at Campbell Hall back in 2015 and now ups the ante at Granada Theatre this Sunday, October 14, with “42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels”. The show offers its modern take on the traditional one-ring circus with such wonders as a galloping metal horse, a rotating tent frame for strongmen, and lots of peeks behind the scenes. The title comes from the standard size of a circus ring – the diameter at which a horse in full gallop can keep a rider on its back – but Cirque’s version is just 26 feet, so it can fit on theatrical stages. But the way Lashua described it in a recent interview, the extra 16 feet are more than made up for the backstage view. Q. Let’s start with the beginning: why did a BMX guy want to run away and join a circus and then form one? A. My background was with The X Games and all that for years. I thought the circus was only lions, tigers, and bears, Russian acrobats,


and Ringling Brothers. But then l got invited to go to Japan with Cirque du Soleil, which was an eye-opening experience. It blew my mind. While I was with them, I started building these mechanical contraptions, which were basically bicycles with parts. I took things apart and put them back together, with platforms and turntables and other things. With some of my friends who are artists, I started to play around with them and came up with a concept that had its own look and feel. The idea was to actually show the relationship between machines and the acrobats, as opposed to the big cirque companies where they hide it all, put it all behind winches and hydraulics and make somebody magically fly. We wanted the audience to see how the lifting is done, how the device works. Having it become part of the show is the aesthetic. It’s one of our hallmarks. Why pull back the curtain? I’ve been watching Penn & Teller’s Fool Us and YouTube videos that show how a trick was done, and sometimes I wish I didn’t have any idea. There can be magic in believing in the magic. But I think it’s even more magical to see how things work. I like to open up the clock and examine the gears. To me, that adds a layer to the performance you don’t get when you’re obscuring it. But it is a choice – we choose to show it off because, to me, it’s beautiful and cool. Your last show, Pedal Punk, certainly

Steven Libowitz has reported on the arts and entertainment for more than 30 years; he has contributed to the Montecito Journal for more than 10 years.

made sense given your background. It might seem curious that you are among the more forward-thinking cirque companies and the theme for the new show is the oldest, most classic form of circus. Why? There are so many reasons. It started with a corporate event I had done for Zappos with a throwback theme a few years ago. Then Ringling Brothers closed. There was a lot of talk about the death of the American circus. Also, this year is the 250th anniversary of when the one-ring circus began in England. By focusing on the early-1900s genre, it was an era that worked well with the kinds of contraptions we build – man-powered analog devices. The idea of paying tribute made a lot of sense. We’d already set shows in a factory, a mining town, and the steampunk era. But to do a story about a circus, in our own environment, it’s a little odd. But we had already built some cool devices that were perfect for this vintage world. So, you had the machines first? Our process generally works that way. It’s been sort of backward for typical theater, because it usually starts with the contraptions. Some of the ones we’ve built for corporate events haven’t even ended up in a theater show yet. For Pedal Punk, I’d already built the Gantry bike for a big street festival. It was great because it was self-contained and easy to transport regardless of where we were bringing it. For this project, we’d already built a big revolving ladder act, just to explore the possibilities, not even focusing on the fact that it was a contraption that actually was used in circuses 100 years ago but had fallen out of favor. So, it was natural. I understand the main set features a revolving ring. Yeah, we liked having a structure that was independent of the building, so we decided to build the circus ring in a way that allowed us to create an environment that would support our tech needs but also give us a lot of information and opportunities. We can turn it around to see the back lot, which has always been such a big part of the intrigue and allure of the circus. There are all these vintage pictures of people in the back, clowns putting on makeup, or other acts playing on the ropes or doing handstands, doing their laun-

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dry or playing backgammon, or just hanging out in the grass, smoking a cigarette. Using the carousel where the main entranceway is a curtain, we can have the artists be in a back lot, then walk through the curtain, turn it around, and now they’re in the ring. And then, we can spin it back and show them returning to the back lot. It’s a Noises Off kind of thing. It’s different and playful and pays tribute to the circus ring, which is the heart of what the show is about. How does the story fit in? It’s our thing to do a story, not just perform, and this one is about the circus. So, it’s just a guy who wants to be in the circus. It’s not a very deep or original construct, but with being nonverbal you have to keep it simple and let the magic come from the execution. Moving back and forth allows us to escape the nonstop energy of the performance part to show the story, change things up. It’s just a construct, and we hope people connect with the character, but it’s okay if they don’t. People are expecting us to show them things in a way they haven’t seen before. So, for example, we have a bounce juggling act that happens on the back of a mechanical horse, because we had to pay tribute to the most classical central element of the one-ring circus, which started with equestrian acts. We want to evoke that era, create the intimacy that Ringling Brothers, for all their spectacle, came up short on. Young people nowadays have seen everything, so spectacle is hard to pull off, but intimacy still gets people – and that’s our strong suit.

Purr-fect Performance

While the only animal on stage with Cirque Mechanics is a metal horse, the creatures are decidedly real in Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre. And while Cirque upped the ante by moving from Campbell to the Granada, Popovich is drastically scaling down, relocating from the venues that hosted several previous shows – the Marjorie Luke and the Lobero – to the 140-seat Center Stage. Which means more up-close-and-personal time with the pets, a furry cast of animals that do surprisingly agile feats such as jumping through hoops and walking on a wire. Notably, the house cats, dogs, parrots, geese, and mice were all rescued from shelters across the country and trained to perform on stage. Meow! Show time is 7 pm on Wednesday, October 17.

Holmes Front

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you can’t get much more deeply immersive distraction than a play by Ken Ludwig. The playwright known for such period-piece farces as Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo takes an even deeper dive with The Game’s Afoot, a drawing-room mystery drama that’s really much more of a comedy thriller. The whodunit is set on Christmas Eve 1936 when, following an attempt on his life, the huge Broadway star William Gillette – a real-life actor who wrote the Sherlock Holmes play that he starred in for years making him inordinately wealthy – invites his current fellow cast members to his home, an extraordinary stone castle he built on a promontory above the Connecticut River. The guests include a longtime friend and his wife, a newlywed couple, and a theater critic who has written scathing words about all of them, plus his mother. When one of them turns up dead, the festivities turn fallow as Gillette assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes and tries to track down the killer before there’s another victim and the inspector arrives. “I loved the book immediately when I read it,” said Katie Laris, who is directing SBCC Theater Group’s production that runs October 10-27 in the Garvin Theatre on campus. “It’s really funny. There’s tons of theatrical stuff in it. And the style changes from moment to moment, with classical elements, an almost horror vibe, and thriller-suspense. And it has those kinds of characters from shows set in the 1930s without any of the dubious character flaws from plays that were actually written then.” The story alone is enough to take audiences on a journey, she said. “It’s just extremely well-plotted, full of red herrings and twisty turns, playing on familiar archetypes of the mystery genre – the eccentric inspector, a remote town that’s cut off from the rest of civilization, weird and wacky characters – plus the His Girl Friday-style snappy repartee. There’s a ton going for it. It’s smart and funny.” The veteran cast of company players makes the work even more worthwhile, Laris said. Brian Harwell plays Gillette, while Nancy Nufer portrays the critic, headlining a roster that also includes Leslie Gangl Howe, Sean Jackson, Jenna Scanlon, Leslie Ann Story, Benjamin Offringa, and Madison Duree. Will theater-goers be as entertained as those early last century, well before cell phones, films, TV, Netflix, and Facebook, when – as Laris recounted – audiences would cheer for performances by Gillette and others for hours? Hard to say. But at least they’ll get to spend a 11 – 18 October 2018

couple of hours following a chateau caper back when “it was a simpler, happier time,” Laris said. People can escape a “life outside that’s pretty harsh right now. It makes it easy to forget what’s going on in the world and their own challenges, and spend some time in a world that’s really different.”

IMPROVology Takes a Dive

The next episode of the Santa Barbara Zoo’s IMPROVology show features two experts on aquatic critters sharing stories of their adventures before watching that material become fodder for comedy skits created on-the-spot by members of L.A.’s Impro Theatre Company. Stephanie Arne, host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, will recount what she learned while being a spotter of whale sharks – the world’s largest fish – off the Australia coast, while Channel Islands Marine Wildlife Institute’s Animal Care coordinator Jennifer Levine dishes on the efforts to rescue and care for harbor seals and sea lions stranded on Central Coast beaches. Then Dean Noble, the zoo’s marketing director and himself a former improv pro, tasks the five visiting actors with turning the tales into Who’s Line Is It Anyway-style comedy skits. Laugh while you learn at the 7 pm show on Friday, October 12.

Short Cuts

Center Stage Theater hosts a “Memorial, Life Celebration, Story Fest” for Sylvia Short, the veteran Santa Barbara actress who passed away last April at the age of 90. Short, who had roles in Newsies (1992), The Birdcage (1996), and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), and many TV shows and movies as well as countless productions at Center Stage and elsewhere in town, will be honored at 7 pm on Monday, October 15. Images from many of her performances – and life – will be shown while guests are encouraged to share any Short story they wish. “No tale is off limits,” reads the announcement. “Our girl didn’t feel compelled to play by any rules, and she would want to be remembered in her full-blown, unvarnished glory.”

Classical Corner: Music Club Goes on the Pipe

Santa Barbara Music Club kicks off the new season of its long-running free concert series at 3 pm on Saturday, October 13, with organist and composer Roger Nyquist in a solo recital on First United Methodist Church’s Aeolian-Skinner

pipe organ. Nyquist, who was on UCSB’s music faculty, will perform works by J.S. Bach, John Bull, Louis Claude Daquin, Nord Johnson, Camille Saint-Saëns, Paul Manz, Oliver Messiaen, Henri Mulet, Antonio Vivaldi, and John Weaver, as well as some of his own pieces. The organ stands at 52 ranks, totaling more than 2,500 pipes, plus three digital pedal stops. Visit for details and the upcoming schedule.

Bolcom Debut

UCSB professor of horn Steven Gross and American Double members violinist Philip Ficsor (former associate professor of music at Westmont College), and pianist Constantine Finehouse present the West Coast premiere of William Bolcom’s Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano – which they commissioned last year – at 3 pm Sunday, October 14, at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West. Bolcom – who has won a National Medal of Arts, Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award – wrote the piece in response to the current divisive times; the titles of the four movements (“Plodding, implacably controlled,” “Headlong, brutal,” “As if far away, misterioso,” and “Very controlled and resolute”) indicate the vastly different moods and colors of the piece. Also on the program are Václav Nelhýbel’s Scherzo Concertante, an excerpt from Jiří Havlík’s Concerto for Horn, and selections from Bolcom’s Second Suite for Solo Violin. Info at http://music. or (805) 893-2064.

Playback for Pianist, Parker Performs

UCSB Campbell Hall hosts the return of South Korean piano marvel Seong-Jin Cho, whose local debut last year sold out Hahn Hall. Cho, who became an instant star after earning the coveted Gold Medal at the 2015 Chopin Competition in Warsaw, has been praised by The Washington Post for “A rare combination of technical bravura, artistic maturity, and freshness of insight.” He will perform Bach’s Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy, Chopin’s Polonaise-fantaisie in A-flat Major, op.61, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 16. The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, who has won numerous prizes and appeared in all the major halls since forming in 2002, inaugurate the Santa Barbara Museum of Art chamber series at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 18. The program includes Debussy’s Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, Paul Wiancko’s Strange Beloved

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Fiddle Frenzy

Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers Festival has come a long way since it was founded about half a century ago by Peter Feldmann. The acoustic music impresario sold it decades ago, but still comes around for his favorite part that is still intact – the impromptu jam sessions that pop up all over the grounds at the Stow House and Rancho La Patera, just a few miles from the festival’s (née convention) humble beginnings at UCSB. There are myriad other opportunities for musicians, including daylong competitions in a wide variety of instruments and singing. And newbies can give things a whirl at the instrument petting zoo or even a workshop. But you don’t have to be able to play a lick to listen to all sorts of songs, whether at the jam sessions, from the competition arena, or over by the performance stage where a host of acts will play. Among them are Brad Leftwich & Linda Higginbotham, Frank Fairfield & Tom Marion, Skillet Licorice, Eric & Suzy Thompson, and many others. There’s even a free concert the night before the big fest. So, rosin up your bow – or prick up your ears – for the Sunday, October 14, festival. Details, ticket info, competition rules, and schedule online at http://

NECTAR Marks a Sweet Milestone

The healing power of the arts has come into focus over the past nine months as the community recovers from the twin tragedies of the Thomas Fire and Montecito debris flow. But almost a decade ago, dancer/choreographer Cybil Gilbertson already began plumbing the healing properties of connecting through creation when she created NECTAR to help her deal with the suicide of a close relative. Gilbertson has danced out her pain and gratitude many times over the last 10 years, but the arts showcase has also spurred other local residents to embrace their vulnerability and face their fears via creating works surrounding a specific theme for the periodic events that have been staged at Yoga Soup since 2009. Nectar has since hosted more than 250 artists and put the spotlight on the work of almost 20 Santa Barbara County organizations associated with that evening’s theme. The big anniversary show takes place over Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14, when the activities include an art forum and special performances of longtime participants. Visit for details. •MJ MONTECITO JOURNAL



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De Yong’s 1921 oil painting depicting Village Life is one of hundreds of illustrations in William Reynolds’s new book, Joe De Yong ~ A Life in the West Ms Beresford is a retired English and American history teacher of 30 years in the Santa Barbara School District. She is author of two Noticias, “El Mirasol: From Swan to Albatross” and “Santa Barbara Grocers,” for the Santa Barbara Historical Society.

William Reynolds and director and writer Dan Gagliasso, who gave assistance with information regarding De Yong’s work in the movie industry


ew people today recognize the name Joe De Yong. Those who do, dimly remember he was the deaf artist protégé of Charles Russell and lived and worked in Santa Barbara for a time painting, drawing, and sculpting iconic Western images. Still fewer remember he also worked for years as technical advisor on dozens of Western movies, including the 1953 classic, Shane. Publisher and author William Reynolds has always known there was more to De Yong than that and has spent 10 years researching Joe’s life and work. “He deserved more,” said Reynolds, “and over these many years, I found he was so much more.” Reynolds, who is president of the Board of Trustees of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, has been working in the Western industry for more than 30 years. He recently compiled his far-reaching research on De Yong into a book titled, appropriately enough, Joe De Yong ~ A Life in the West. Launched on September 13 with a book talk and reception at the Covarrubias Adobe, the 220-page hardbound book is filled with images of De Yong’s work, letters, poetry, and other writings as well as scores of historic photographs. Reynolds tells the story of Joe’s past, his early life in Dewey, Oklahoma (then known as the Indian Territory), and Joe’s early boyhood passion for the cowboy life and details of all things cowboy. Joe’s story brings to 11 – 18 October 2018

life an amazing era in our country’s history and an ethos that shaped the nation. Joe started cowboying when he was six, and his interest in the film industry was aroused when he wrangled cattle and horses in a movie for Tom Mix, who had connections to Dewey. He was hired to make a film with Mix in Prescott, Arizona, but while he was there he contracted cerebral meningitis, which left him deaf and ended the wild unfettered life he had planned for his life, both on the range and on film. Not only had Joe been riding on cattle drives since he was a young lad, he had also been writing and adding illustrations to his writing since he’d been able to hold a pencil. His favorite Western artist was Charles Russell,

Cover of Reynolds’s new book depicts Joe De Yong in his signature hat

and the story of his path to becoming Russell’s protégé is both heartwarming and inspiring. Reynolds takes the reader through Joe’s time in Santa Barbara, where he became a member of Los Rancheros Visitadores, and his discovery by

HISTORY Page 404 Jocelyne Meeker (left) and Judy Smith at the reception for Joe De Yong ~ A Life in the West

Artist Joe De Yong at 14 in his cowboy regalia in Dewey, Oklahoma

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Santa Barbara Premiere

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Tue, Oct 23 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall Tickets start at $20 / $10 UCSB students Joan Halifax is many things – activist, author, caregiver, teacher, Zen Buddhism priest – but in all her roles, she is consistently courageous and compassionate. In an intimate conversation with Pico Iyer, Halifax offers a unique opportunity to hear the stories behind her extraordinary life and to gain insight into her latest book, Standing at the Edge. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Chaucers

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SEEN (Continued from page 14) Dancers in motion at the MOXI soirée

The “small” guitar at MOXI

ladies decorated in lights and dancing from the Selah Dance Collective. There were pop-up performances, cocktails, and a moveable feast by duo Events. At 9 pm, everyone was encouraged to be on the rooftop for dessert and dancing. Plus a silent disco. That’s where everyone wears headsets and dances, but if you’re watching, you don’t hear a thing. The second floor had a flipbook photo booth, racecar raffle, and infinity balloon room, plus a yummy buffet line of land and sea. There were always passed appetizers in addition. And not to forget to bid on the silent auction with items like L.A. Clippers courtside seats, or a behind-the-scenes tour of the space shuttle Endeavour. There was a 5,000-sq-ft cabin for an escape to Telluride. How fun to have a

Party-goers Nancy Sheldon, Mary Anne Weiss, and Skip and Jan Abed at MOXI

MOXI CFO/COO Jenny Kearns and board member Susan McMillan

July 4 party at MOXI for 60 of your favorite friends! (My friends never seem to bid on those.) Another MOXI night was for a sleep-over for 30 chil-

dren or adults with dinner, breakfast, and entertainment. The planners of all this excitement were co-chairs Jill Chase and Pamela Dillman Haskell. Also helping were Amanda Allen, Ron Skinner, Martha Swanson, Sean O’Brien, CEO Robin, and CFO Jenny Kearns. There is a

staff of 49 full- and part-time workers, and they have about 100 volunteers. Board president is Jill Levenson. The MOXI mission is to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science plus creativity. STEAM is what they strive for: science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. You

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“FIRE EXTINGUISHER USAGE TRAINING” Saturday – October 20, 2018 10 am - noon Montecito Fire Department 595 San Ysidro Road • Class is on a Saturday to encourage family participation • Learn about the four classes of fire extinguishers • Learn when to use a fire extinguisher and when you should leave the area immediately • Learn the acronym “P.A.S.S.” for operating a fire extinguisher • Class participation in using an extinguisher on an actual fire in a safe environment • If you have a home fire extinguisher, bring it with you for chemical testing Please RSVP to Joyce Reed at or (805) 969-2537 RSVP is important to ensure enough fire extinguishers are available for each person to participate


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Cheers writer Cheri Steinkellner, author and lecturer for the MClub Lunch & Learn, Hattie Beresford, and Sybil Rosen

can invest in MOXI with donations to 125 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 or call (805) 770-5003 for more information. Why not go and see for yourself!

The Way It Was

The MClub from Montecito Bank & Trust held another Lunch & Learn event at the Santa Barbara Club; this time with author Hattie Beresford speaking about her new book, The Way it Was – Santa Barbara Comes of Age. Hattie has written a local history column for the Montecito Journal for the past 12 years called The Way It Was. Many past events determine the way it is. She also writes a column for the Montecito Journal glossy edision, which is published every six months, called Moguls and Mansions. She has wide interests from ranches to mansions, murder to delinquency, and elegant hotels to auto camps. Hattie was born in Holland and came to America with her folks not speaking English. She remembers there were many things to learn, like her Christmas came on December 5 but our Christmas came on December 25. We both had trees to decorate. Hattie decided she wanted a real

“old-fashioned” book – not some new technology version – and that the era between 1880 and 1930 laid the framework for our Santa Barbara of today. She tells how Santa Barbara has always laid out the red carpet for celebrities. One of the bigger ones was President McKinley, who was met at the train and taken in a horsedrawn flower-bedecked carriage with flowers being thrown all about. They went to the Arlington Hotel for a 20-course lunch. Going back three hours later, he requested a simpler carriage without flowers. In 1909, cars were still a novelty but they were driving too fast. The new speed limit was 15 miles an hour, with 20 miles an hour on Cabrillo. Some prominent names locally were Dr. Jane Edna Spalding, who was involved with Cottage Hospital. Albert and Adele Herter were active in the arts. The Park family was also active in town. The monument on the corner across from the Bird Refuge was in memory of one of their children who died. One side is a horse water trough. Hattie remembers that the Little Town Club’s first location was where the Copper Kettle Restaurant used to be on State Street.

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Cecile B. DeMille, which led to Joe’s subsequent work as technical advisor for Westerns and other movies. In his art and in his work for film, Joe strove to meticulously depict his subjects so that the costumes and accoutrements were completely authentic. “Like Russell,” writes Reynolds, “he agreed that while the West may be gone, it must be properly remembered and celebrated, so he told stories in words and pictures with authenticity and detail.” The book contains many images of Joe’s work for the movie industry. Joe De Yong was a remarkable man as well as a remarkable artist. “Joe lived his whole life with grace and peace, even through all the setbacks,” writes Reynolds. “And he lived life on his own terms and in his own way… Through Joe’s life we regain a sense of a West now gone – a lifestyle of worthy purpose – fair, honest, and straightforward.” Joe De Yong ~ A Life in the West is available at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum’s gift store at 136 East De la Guerra or by calling (805) 966-1601. •MJ 11 – 18 October 2018

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from Public Works, Caltrans, SBCAG, MBAR, South Coast BAR, and Montecito Association. Caltrans project manager Dave Emerson explained that the design of the undertaking is subject to many different sets of guidelines, including Santa Barbara County zoning ordinances, Montecito architectural and design guidelines, Highway 101 corridor guidelines, and others. The design team is ensuring that the project’s design elements will be Spanish in style and complement the semi-rural nature of Montecito. “These bridges might be up for one hundred years, so we want them to look like they’ve always been there,” Dobberteen said. Luna explained that Phases 4A, 4B, and 4C are fully funded thanks to Senate Bill 1, which increased the state gas tax. But the funding is currently in jeopardy; it will be eliminated if Proposition 6 passes. “Our ability to fund projects has been declining due to inflation and construction costs,” Luna said, adding that gas tax revenues have declined due to hybrid vehicles. “The buying power of that gas tax has affected the long-term stability of the funding.” If Prop 6 fails, planning will continue on Phases 4D and E, which will widen Highway 101 to three lanes in each direction between Sycamore Creek up to Romero Creek in Montecito (west of Sheffield Drive). Included are the reconstruction of the bridges over Cabrillo Boulevard and a new southbound on-ramp (replacing the left-hand ramp removed in Phase 1). Bridges will be replaced at Montecito, San Ysidro, Oak, and Romero Creeks. The entirety of Phase 4 is estimated to cost $585 million; construction is slated to start in 2020. The team will be back in front of the Land Use Committee next month with more design renderings. Also at the meeting, Judi Weisbart of the World Business Academy gave a quick summary of a project initiative from the World Business Academy and the Clean Coalition. The groups are collaborating to build a community microgrid in Montecito to ensure indefinite energy at critical facilities during an emergency. “One of the major issues for our first responders during the mudslide was the lack of electricity to run vital systems,” Weisbart said. The grid, which will be solar-powered, is slated to be built behind the Montecito Fire District on San Ysidro Road; the microgrid would power the MFPD headquarters, Montecito Water District headquarters, wells, and pumping stations, as well as local life-sustaining emergency shelter and supply facilities. The project will eventually expand farther to include the

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OUR TOWN (Continued from page 19) In the MAW fountain garden with Women’s Auxiliary chair Evie Vesper and event co-chairs Judy Astbury and Kaye Willette

riding literally on the well-worn heels of May Madness. It’s no wonder the entire auxiliary is on board and has reignited the sustaining members to lend a direct hand. Leading by example, every member of the MAWWA has purchased a ticket, [or two!] for the event and will be able to enjoy it, as another VIP group of well-vetted volunteers will be on duty, from techies with iPads for the auction to handson wine pourers. A much-needed relief from the auxiliary from the truly laborious May Madness sale needing approximately 100 volunteers. I spent an afternoon interviewing Evie and her co-chairs, Ms Judy Astbury and Ms Kaye Willette, who are most excited with the new look and outreach for their long-estab-

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lished auxiliary. Evie said, “It’s our goal to bring the public to the MAW campus, especially those who have never been here before, to experience its true mission, both music education and performance, its beautiful gardens, and invite them to visit us in the summer with their families for the music programs. Our new event, which replaces the May Madness Sale, is more in line with the mission of the MAW than May Madness ever was. “It’s a brand-new day for the Women’s Auxiliary and it’s very fun. We are all excited and involved, everyone is seeing the Women’s Auxiliary in a different way, and we like that. Gardens is an all-year-long effort, thus changing the face of the auxiliary because we are now really embracing being a fund-raising organization to support the MAW and what they achieve. We talked with Scott Reed, MAW president and CEO, first before we put this to vote with the auxiliary, and he was in full support of our new efforts. We have also partnered with the MAW administrative team and the board, it’s very fruitful to work this way.” Co-chair Judy added, “Our auxiliary women come from marketing backgrounds, advertising and art, they take the job and run with it, they are madly talented and do it well – for example, putting out to bid for the food caterers and using their tech expertise for online auctioning and sponsorship packages. Whereas May

Madness needed more of the brawn as it was labor-intensive last year, it broke my heart as two-thirds of the items were not sold. Our women volunteers spent countless hours to do it, yet the time in versus the results out left room for something better. Even though we have decided to not do the sale any longer, it’s important for the community to know that both of our shops are still open six days a week, and we have pop-up markets throughout the year.” The Women’s Auxiliary would like to thank the “Garden” sponsors: Rincon Events, wines by Renegade Wines Santa Barbara, Plume Ridge Bottle Shop, and the Santa Barbara Winery; and musicians French gypsy music, Island Rhythms Steel Drum Band, the UCSB Middle Eastern Ensemble, the Shepherd’s Pie Celtic Band, the French Italian Folk band, the Kimera group, the Gamelan Sinar Surya Orchestra, plus the MAW Board for their support and generosity. Proceeds from the event will benefit MAW’s ongoing music education programs, the access discounted performance tickets, and free tickets for ages 7 to 17. The Women’s Auxiliary of the Music Academy is one of the largest and most successful supporting volunteer organizations in Santa Barbara. The Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts generate net proceeds exceeding $200,000 annually to help support the full-scholarship program at the academy. The scholarships enable 140 outstanding Fellows from around the world to study in Santa Barbara each summer. 411: Music in the Garden Sunday, October 21, 3 to 6 pm Tickets: dens or call (805) 969-8787 Online auction goes live Wednesday, October 10

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ming with crowded streets, galleries, and clubs. The art headliner was the Sullivan Goss Gallery exhibit tracing the history of assemblage art in Santa Barbara from 1956-2018, aptly titled THE RED-HEADED STEPCHILD and curated by art historian and Gallery director of Sullivan Goss Jeremy Tessmer. There are 61 works on view in the gallery from 22 artists: Tony Askew, Tal Avitzur, John Bernhardt, William Dole, Peggy Ferris, Nancy Gifford, Inga Guzyte, Mary Heebner, Angela Holland, Frank Kirk, Philip Koplin, Dan Levin, Michael Long, Virginia McCracken, Ken Nack, Ron Robertson, Joe Shea, Elena Mary Siff, Susan Tibbles, Dug Uyesaka, Sue Van Horsen, and Howard Warshaw. As always, Jeremy’s keen eye for layout and lighting of multiple artist and medium shows is par excellence. The exhibition has an even, calm flow with enough spacing to appreciate each work in its own view. The history of art is noted by the dates on the placards, and one can appreciate the range of assemblage art here, the converging of nuances that provide the artist’s message. The king in the room was Robertson accompanied by his daughter, talented chef and musician Edie. The elder of the exhibit was seated in an antique mustard-colored leather chair handing out DVDs of his works. After photographing Ron and Edie, I posed Jeremy next to Ron’s “Rainbow Machine Model 20” piece. Although très occupé, Jeremy took time for an in-depth interview after the photo, opening with, “I’m happy that you intend to write something about THE RED-HEADED STEPCHILD. I think will long be thought of as a landmark exhibition for us.” Q: What spawned an exhibition of local assemblage artists dating to 1956? A: My contention is that assemblage/collage art are as widely practiced and as innate to our area’s visual culture as is plein air painting. I wanted to shine a light on that, with the hope that our community would make this part of the main narrative we tell ourselves and pass on about life here. What was the artist selection criterion? Three and a half years ago, I started an artist list centered around assemblage that I shared with the late Philip Koplin, Elena Mary Siff, and Dane Goodman. There were almost 50 names on the list. Of those, 20 are in this exhibition. Ultimately, I realized that I wouldn’t be able to get things from a number of artists for logistical reasons. To wit, I didn’t have space or time. I tried to outline a continuity and a historical arc for collage and assemblage in Santa Barbara – one that was full of familiar names so that people would realize that they already 11 – 18 October 2018

knew many of the main characters in this story. Although in some ways, this exhibition only skims the surface of these practices here in town. A lot of the artists in this exhibition are teachers, mentors, and curators. I also included a few up-and-comers that I find personally exciting. What about the choice of the exhibition title? The artist Sue Van Horsen came up with the title. I wanted to indicate that we have been marginalizing a certain art form here in town. I also wanted something a little racy, since much of the work of the late 1950s and early 1960s was pretty radical. What works are most exemplary to the statement of the exhibit? That’s a genuinely difficult question to answer. Our lone work by John Bernhardt from about 1960 is, I think, pretty revelatory in its way. Bernhardt was an artist who had trained at the John Heron School in Indianapolis, at the Fine Arts Center of Colorado College, at Columbia in New York, and in Mexico where he met José Clemente Orozco before he arrived in 1959. He made his first assemblage here from materials he found in our local thrift stores and junkyards. In 1961, he saw an Edward Kienholz exhibition in Los Angeles and real-

ized that “there was magic in the air” around this kind of idea – that other people were also making art from found objects. John died in 1963 at the age of 42 and was given a large retrospective at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art the next year. A museum director broadly associated with assemblage and Dada named Thomas Leavitt was in charge at the time. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art has a major piece by John. His story isn’t so well-known by the curators there and few of the artists I talked to knew of him, and yet, there he is. So, the practice is pretty deep. John’s work has also been in a number of important statewide surveys. Anything else about the exhibit and the gallery’s commitment to local art? As we continue to learn more about our community’s art history and American art history in general, we want to share what we find interesting and exciting with our patrons. I feel very strongly that we live in an artistically rich area but also one full of such well-educated and worldly people that our community sometimes takes a rather dismissive view of what’s happening “next door.” The truth is that the artists are also pretty worldly and well-educated. That they

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VILLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 41)

commercial properties in the upper village, Weisbart said, adding that a second phase of the endeavor will include staging a community microgrid for implementation in the lower portion of Montecito. A meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 29, at Montecito Union School to discuss this initiative. For more information, visit The Land Use Committee also discussed a grassroots idea that was born on the social media network, Nextdoor. Lesley Weinstock and Nicole Daniel have formed a group of residents who wish to ban gas-powered leaf blowers. With more than 100 signatures on a petition, the group is asking the Montecito Association to endorse the idea, which is already in effect in the City of Santa Barbara. Weinstock said that gas leaf blowers cause fumes, chemicals, dust, respiratory issues, and damaging noise. The committee voted unanimously to support the concept of a gas-powered leaf blower ban that will be discussed by the full MA board. Land Use chair Cori Hayman, who is running for a seat on the Montecito Water District board of directors, let the committee and the audience know that her candidacy is separate from her role on the Association, but that she would not be continuing as Land Use chair if she is elected. For more information about the Montecito Association, visit www.

Two Upcoming Fire Meetings

The Montecito Fire Protection District is hosting two meetings next week to discuss wildfires. The first will be a review of the 2017 Thomas Fire and the Department’s Wildland Fire Program, and the second will be a discussion about climate change and its effects on wildfires. On Wednesday, October 17, MFPD will present a report prepared by Geo Elements: “A Retrospective Study of Montecito Fire Protection District’s Wildland Fire Program during the 2017 Thomas Fire.” The report and discussion will review the actions of the District in the years leading up to the fire, as well as actions that took place under the guidance of the Incident Management Team prior to and during December 16 to understand how these actions resulted in significantly less property loss than what was anticipated based on modeling in the 2016 Community Wildfire Protection Plan and as compared to the recent Tea and Jesusita fires. The Retrospective Report meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 17, at the Montecito Fire Protection District Headquarters, 595


San Ysidro Road at 5:30 pm. The following day, another meeting will be held to discuss climate change and wildfires. Contrary to some recent opinions, the Santa Barbara front is still very much at risk for catastrophic wildfire, despite the extent of the record 2017 Thomas Fire and other recent extreme wildfires in the region. Recent increases in fire size and severity have been attributed to climate change, which is projected to continue, producing more extreme fire activity in the decades to come. Given these projections, this meeting will discuss what homeowners and communities can do to protect lives and property. This discussion will be presented by Dr. Crystal Kolden, who will cover the science of how climate change alters wildfire seasons and impacts the different types of wildfires in the region. She will also discuss the types of mitigation strategies that have been successful in recent wildfires, both for individual homeowners and for communities. Dr. Kolden is an associate professor of Fire Science, Director of the Pyrogeography Lab at the University of Idaho, and a former wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service in California. She conducts research on wildfire disasters and how to mitigate them, and has published more than 50 scientific articles on wildfires. The Climate Change & Wildfire discussion will be held on Thursday, October 18, at the Montecito Fire Protection District Headquarters, 595 San Ysidro Road at 5:30 pm. All stakeholders including property owners, residents, local agencies, organizations, associations, business owners, community leaders, and interested public members are encouraged to attend these meetings.

Smart Meters Coming to Montecito

As we reported in August, “Smart Meters” are set to be installed in Montecito beginning next year; last week, Montecito Water District (MWD) approved a 10-year financing plan with Holman Capital Corporation for the project’s estimated cost of $3 million. The main benefits of a Smart Metering Program are access to near “real-time” water use data, along with alerts for leaks and high-flow scenarios. This will help the District prevent unintended water use and benefit customers who seek easy access to usage information, and protection from the costs that can accompany undetected leaks, dripping faucets, or a forgotten hose. Additional advantages to the District include an improvement in long-term accuracy of the meters, lower operations and maintenance expenses, and a reduction in unaccounted for water loss.

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County to CCWA is one of them. The Committee Candidates lack the qualifications and history regarding the reassignment-transfer of this contract. Even more troubling is that MWD will no longer have a leadership role at CCWA if the three candidates are all elected to the Water Board. Another controversial SWP issue is the ongoing contract negotiation between the SWP contractors and the State Department of Water Resources (DWR). There is a proposed 50-year SWP contract extension to 2085 and the proposed twin tunnels project. If the twin tunnels are built, MWD’s share would be about 1/1000 of the project’s cost. The current DWR estimate for this one project is in the $20-billion range with project opponents saying it could be more than $40 billion. If the three uninformed candidates are elected, and they serve with the two directors the committee sponsored two years ago, there will be no one with any historic background knowledge to assist in making intelligent and informed decisions. At our September MWD Board meeting that only one of the three candidates attended, one of the two committee directors (on the board for two years now) asked what the “Exchange Agreement” is. It was explained to him that this is an agreement between MWD and ID1, the Santa Ynez Water District, whereby MWD receives a portion of ID1’s Cachuma allocation and pays it back by delivering State water to them. What’s significant is that a director with two years on the board is still learning about the complexities of the District, which are many. When I became a board member, there were three directors and an engineer with 12 to 21 years of MWD experience to help us. But the committee wants no one with years of MWD knowledge. The committee is looking for full absolute control of your water district. MWD director Douglas Morgan is currently the president of Cachuma Operation Maintenance Board (COMB). This Joint Powers agency is made up of the MWD, Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria Water Districts. COMB operates and maintains water deliveries and the water transmission system from Lake Cachuma through the Tecolote Tunnel to the South Coast Conduit serving all the districts. COMB has an operation budget of $7,000,000 funded by the water districts. None of the Committee Candidates or two Committee current directors ever attended any of its meeting or know much about it. The same applies to Cachuma Conservation Release Board (CCRB), another Joint Powers agency governed and funded by several of the Southcoast Water Districts. For a number of years, a Biological Opinion is being renegotiated between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). These negotiations, funded in part by these agencies will affect the amount of water available to us from Lake Cachuma. None of the committee candidates or two committee MWD directors have ever attended a CCRB meeting or know much about it. The committee’s sponsored three candidates for the MWD Board, two candidates for the Montecito Sanitary District (MSD), and the two current committee MWD directors are nice people, but they lack the knowledge, background, and experience to make informed decisions on the significant and controversial issues facing our District. Without incumbent director representation, the MWD will be flying blind in matters that will affect your current and future water supplies and water costs. Re-electing me to the MWD Board will provide the District with continuing knowledgeable and experienced representation. I will be able to analyze and understand the impacts and consequences and hopefully influence board decisions that affect you, our customers. •MJ

The District is due for a meter replacement program, as nearly 75 percent of the District’s existing meters have exceeded or are about to exceed the average lifespan of a meter, which is estimated to be about 15 years. Technology has led to major advancements in the water meter industry in the past 10 to 15 years; the District will provide new ultrasonic meters, manufactured by Badger, accompanied by a fixed-base network of automated meter reading infrastructure, manufactured by Itron. Installation will begin in early 2019 and it will take approximately six months to replace all of the District’s meters; more than 4,600 in total.

A photograph is a moral decision taken in one-eight of a second. – Salman Rushdie

According to MWD’s Laura Camp, tracking water use remains essential as the region moves into year eight of historic drought. When allocations and penalties were repealed in 2017, the District anticipated that customer usage might increase, though conservation has remained relatively consistent. The District’s water supply planning outlook (three years) projects water supply availability through mid2020 under drought conditions with customer conservation continuing at around 30 percent as compared to 2013 usage. “The Smart Metering Program is one of many strategies being implemented to maximize the District’s water supply portfolio,” said Camp.  •MJ 11 – 18 October 2018

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And so the stories go on. Hattie’s book is available at all the local bookstores. Next up for Lunch & Learn is Julia & the American Food Revolution with Betty Harper Fussell. Betty is an American writer and the author of 12 books ranging from biography to cookbooks, food history, and memoir. She is much published and lives in Santa Barbara. She is now working on How to Cook a Coyote: A Manual of Survival. Phone (805) 5647362 for reservations.

Oil in Santa Barbara Channel

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) opened its doors to a new exhibit. As executive director Greg Gorga told the visitors, “This is the largest exhibit the museum has ever had. The History of Oil in Santa Barbara Channel has been planned for many years.” As we all know when we come home from a walk on the beach with tar on our shoes, there is a natural seepage in our area, especially in Summerland. The Chumash knew it too and used asphaltum (or tar) to make their tomals or boats. From 1890 to 1898, asphalt from Goleta, Carpinteria, and More Mesa was mined and shipped around the country. Some historic streets of New Orleans are paved with tar from the Alcatraz Asphalt Company’s mine

SBMM board member Chuck Wilson with curator and deputy director Emily Falke, executive director Greg Gorga, and board president Wilson Quarre at the oil lecture and exhibit opening

Howard Jay Smith, Patricia Dixon with postcard collector Peter Jordano, who has some exhibited at the SBMM

on land in Goleta that is now part of UCSB. Sometime before 1894, prospectors saw the natural deposits of oil and gas were why there were seeps and dug the first wells, even 150 offshore. It’s hard to imagine that Summerland beach was covered with hundreds of

ugly oil towers. They didn’t last long, with only a few left by the 1920s. However, it spurred another industry, which was the development and technology of commercial diving. Santa Barbara became recognized worldwide as the birthplace of deep-water commercial diving. They

needed men to go down more than 1,000 feet to drill and seal wells. Local residents invented the first commercial lockout diving bell and much more. We all realize that an oil platform is like a small city, and their undersides serve as an artificial reef, which attracts many fish and marine life. The oil processing and handling problems led to the modern environmental movement. On January 28, 1969, there was a disaster felt round the world. A blowout on an oil platform six miles off the coast of Santa Barbara spilled between 80,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude oil into the channel and onto our beaches. Dolphins, seals, sea lions, and thousands of sea birds were killed. One year later, the first Earth Day was held. It is now a tradition observed in the United States and in 175 other countries around the world. Oil is an integral part of our daily lives. From a 42-gallon barrel of oil, only 19.4 gallons are used to produce gasoline. The rest goes to ink, bicycle tires, nail polish, skis, guitar strings, shampoo, and even footballs. Come to SBMM and learn about all this interesting local history. They have 40,000 visitors every year at 113 Harbor Way. For more details, call (805) 962-8404 or visit Your donations help the museum reach out to the youth in our town, which makes history come alive. •MJ

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SANTA BARBARA GOLF CLUB NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that bids will be received for: SANTA BARBARA GOLF CLUB BUNKER RENOVATION DUE DATE & TIME: Thursday November 8, 2018 UNTIL 3:00 P.M. Scope of Work to include complete renovation up to 17 (seventeen) bunkers at Santa Barbara Golf.


A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., at Santa Barbara Golf Club located at 3500 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 to discuss the specifications and field conditions.

This may affect your property. Please read.

Please contact Troy Thompson via email by 5pm on Tue October 16, 2018 to confirm your attendance at this bid walk.

Notice is hereby given that the Director of the Planning and Development Department intends to take an action to approve, approve with conditions, or deny an application for a Time Extension for the project described below. At this time it is not known when this action may occur; however, the earliest this action may occur is on the eleventh day following the date of this notice indicated below.

Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the Santa Barbara Golf LLC 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 Santa Barbara Golf LLC at 559-312-6270.

PUBLIC COMMENT: A public hearing will not be held on this matter. Anyone interested in this matter is invited to submit written testimony in support or opposition to the proposed project 18TEX-00000-00005. All letters should be addressed to Planning and Development, 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara 93101-2058, Attention: Joseph Dargel. Letters, with two copies, should be received in the office of the Planning and Development Department a minimum of 24 hours prior to the earliest date of action by the Director identified above.

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 AGeneral Engineering Contractors License. The company bidding on this must possess one of the above mentioned licenses at the time bids are due and be otherwise deemed qualified to perform the work specified herein. Bids submitted using the license name and number of a subcontractor or other person who is not a principle partner or owner of the company making this bid, will be rejected as being non-responsive. Bidders are hereby notified that a Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. 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 LLC 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.

To receive additional information regarding this project, including the date the Time Extension is approved, and/or to view the application and plans, or to provide comments on the project, please contact Joseph Dargel at Planning and Development, 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara 93101-2058, or by email at, or by phone at (805) 568-3573. PROPOSAL: FERNALD POINT LANE BRIDGE AND FISH PASSAGE TIME EXTENSION PROJECT PROJECT ADDRESS: 0 FERNALD POINT LANE, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108 1st SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT THIS PROJECT IS LOCATED IN THE COASTAL ZONE DATE OF NOTICE: 10/10/2018 PERMIT NUMBER: 18TEX-00000-00005 APPLICATION FILED: 3/2/2018 ZONING: PROJECT AREA: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Applicant: Santa Barbara County Public Works Proposed Project: The proposed project would allow for a one year time extension to March 18, 2019 (one year from the March 18, 2018 expiration date) for the Fernald Point Lane Bridge and Fish Passage project (Case No. 15CDH-00000-00035). A time extension is being requested due to the local emergency caused by the January 9th, 2018 debris flow in Montecito and the unavailability of Public Works staff to work on the project. The project is primarily located in the public right-of-way on Fernald Point Lane spanning Romero Creek, with components of bridge replacement and habitat restoration also located on portions of APNs 007-380-024 and -004, in the Montecito Community Plan area, First Supervisorial District. APPEALS: The decision of the Director of the Planning and Development Department to approve, conditionally approve, or deny this Time Extension Request, Case No. 18TEX-00000-00005 may be appealed to the Montecito Planning Commission by the applicant or an aggrieved person. The written appeal must be filed within the 10 calendar days following the date that the Director takes action on this Time Extension. To qualify as an "aggrieved person" the appellant must have, in person or through a representative, informed the Planning and Development Department by appropriate means prior to the decision on the Time Extension of the nature of their concerns, or, for good cause, was unable to do so. Written appeals must be filed with the Planning and Development Department at either 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, 93101, or 624 West Foster Road, Suite C, Santa Maria, 93455, by 5:00 p.m. within the timeframe identified above. In the event that the last day for filing an appeal falls on a non-business day of the County, the appeal may be timely filed on the next business day. This Time Extension may be appealed to the California Coastal Commission after the appellant has exhausted all local appeals, therefore a fee is not required to file an appeal. CHALLENGES: If you challenge the project 18TEX-00000-00005 in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised in written correspondence to the Planning and Development Department. For additional information regarding the appeal process, contact Joseph Dargel. The application required to file an appeal may be viewed at or downloaded from:

_____________________ Bill Hornung, C.P.M General Services Manager

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Information about this project review process may also be viewed at:

Published: October 10, 2018 Montecito Journal

Published October 10, 2018 __________________________ Montecito Journal Bill Hornung, C.P.M.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JJR Tennis, 1675 E. Valley Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Jonny Sappaiboon, 4013 Invierno Dr. #B, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Jeffrey Thompson, 1675 E. Valley Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 1, 2018. 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 Margarita Silva. FBN No. 2018-0002685. Published October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Gather Custom Gardens, 667 Westmont Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Kevin Armstrong, 667 Westmont Road, Montecito, CA


93108. Jaclyn Johnson, 667 Westmont Road, Montecito, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 2, 2018. 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 Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN No. 2018-0002702. Published October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Taste It Wines, 125 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Sunstone Vineyards and Winery, 125 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 28, 2018. 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

Life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference. – Robert Frank

General Services Manager

on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN No. 2018-0002670. Published October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sea Glass Window Cleaning, 2430 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Toby Trauntvein, 2430 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa

Barbara County on September 10, 2018. 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 Sandra E. Rodriguez. FBN No. 2018-0002494. Published October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SpeedShop,

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The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on October 2,

The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on October 2, 2018. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the

2018. 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,

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,




) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on September 25, 2018, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on October 2, 2018, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

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








) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on September 11, 2018, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on October 2, 2018, by the following roll call vote: Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Eric Friedman, Gregg Hart, Randy Rowse, Kristen W. Sneddon, Oscar Gutierrez; Mayor Cathy Murillo







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

hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on October 3, 2018.

on October 3, 2018. /s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on October 3, 2018. /s/ Cathy Murillo Mayor Published October 10, 2018 Montecito Journal

5865 Gaviota Street, Goleta, CA 93117. Adam Reynoso, 7830 Day Road, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 6, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN No. 20180002463. Published September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2018.

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/s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on October 3, 2018.

/s/ Cathy Murillo Mayor Published October 10, 2018 Montecito Journal

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: P’s Container Sales and Storage; P’s Container Transport Service, 1309 State St. STE A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. PM & JM, LLC, 434 Valerie Ct., Incline Village, NV 89451. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 18, 2018. 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. 20180002439. Published September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Michael’s Catering; Santa Barbara Bakeshop; Waterside Catering; Waterside Enterprises, 22 W. Mission Street Suite G, Santa

DUE DATE & TIME: October 26, 2018 UNTIL 3:00 P.M. Roofing at Fire Stations 3, 4, 5 and Animal Control Facility A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on October 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., located at 2505 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA, to discuss the specifications and field conditions. Please allow for 2 hours to visit all roofing sites. Please be punctual since late arrivals may be excluded from submitting a bid. Bids will not be accepted or considered from parties that did not attend the mandatory pre-bid meeting. Please RSVP via PlanetBids no later than close-of-business the day prior to the scheduled bid walk. The purpose of this project is to provide roofing at Fire Stations & Animal Control Facility with new red clay tile roof to match existing.

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



BID NO. 5691

/s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager

/s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that bids will be received and posted electronically on PlanetBids for:

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




Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained electronically via PlanetBids. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Contractors and Subcontractors must be registered with the DIR pursuant to Labor Code 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR. The City of Santa Barbara requires all contractors to possess a current valid State of California C39 Roofing Contractor’s license. The company bidding on this must possess one of the above mentioned license 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 for the first/initial year will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California Bidders are hereby notified that a separate Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total for the first/initial year will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. Bidders are hereby notified that they shall furnish a Bid Guaranty Bond in the form of a money order or a cashier’s certified check, payable to the order of the City, in the amount of 10% of the bid, or by a bond in said amount and payable to said City, signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. When submitting a bid via PlanetBids™, the Bid Guaranty Bond must be uploaded as part of your submittal AND the original Bid Guaranty Bond must be received by the bid date and time to be considered responsive. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation in consideration of award.

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

Barbara CA 93101. Michael Hutchings, 1035 Miramonte Drive 3, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 5, 2018. 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. 20180002450. Published September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 2018.

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Published October 10, 2018 Montecito Journal

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Geek Out-N-Go, 2989 Eucalyptus Hill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Brennan James Lucas, 2989 Eucalyptus Hill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on

September 10, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN No. 2018-0002492. Published September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 2018.



C ALENDAR OF Note to readers: This entertainment calendar is a subjective sampling of arts and other events taking place in the Santa Barbara area for the next week. It is by no means comprehensive. Be sure to read feature stories in each issue that complement the calendar. In order to be considered for inclusion in this calendar, information must be submitted no later than noon on the Wednesday eight days prior to publication date. Please send all news releases and digital artwork to

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 A True Troubadour – It was just about 50 years ago that the Grammynominated singer-songwriter J.D. Souther got his start hanging around the bar at the Troubadour with fellow up-andcomers Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne, sometimes opening for Poco and The Flying Burrito Brothers, and watching as the likes of Laura Nyro, Kris Kristofferson, Randy Newman, Elton John, James Taylor, Tim Hardin, Carole King, Rick Nelson, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Waylon Jennings, Tim Buckley, and Gordon Lightfoot pass through the famed L.A. club. But while so many of his contemporaries went on to enjoy huge success as solo artists, Souther scored few hits on his own, “You’re Only Lonely”, from the late 1970s the only chart-denting single. And despite David Geffen putting Souther in a wouldbe supergroup with Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Bros) and Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco), the trio never gelled the way, say, The Eagles did. But as a songwriter, Souther has penned or coauthored countless classics for the Eagles (“Heartache Tonight”, “Best of My Love”, “New Kid in Town”), Linda Ronstadt (“Faithless Love”) and James Taylor (“Her Town Too”). The 2013 inductee into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame’s most recent album, Tenderness, evinces early jazz-pop influences, but no doubt we’ll hear a full retrospective of his recordings and writings in concert at the Lobero tonight. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $44 INFO: (805) 9630761 or FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 It’s Raining Congas – There’s no

need to grab your umbrella before heading to the Lobero tonight, as the only thing you’ll be soaked in is the contagious rhythms of conguero Poncho Sanchez’s soaring sounds. Inspired by Cuban great Mongo Santamaria, Sanchez has been a force in the field since he joined vibraphonist Cal Tjader’s famed Latin jazz ensemble in 1975 at age 23. On his own for more than three decades now, Sanchez stirs of a fiery stew of music from Latin American and South American sources blended with straight-ahead jazz and gritty soul music. The only thing missing from tonight’s concert that kicks off the new season of Jazz at the Lobero is a dance floor – the crowd was always one sweaty mess when Sanchez and his Latin jazz band used to perform at SOhO. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $39 & $49 INFO: (805) 9630761 or Celebration of Harvest – Santa Barbara Wine Country’s annual autumn weekend brings a lot of hustle and bustle to the sometimes sleepy Santa Ynez Valley. Among the dozens of events are myriad winery open houses, vineyard excursions, special winemaker dinners, a film premiere – and the inaugural Solvang Grape Stomp. Billed as a “Footie” Wine Harvest Street Festival, the Solvang Stomp, which takes place 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, October 13, on First Street between Mission Drive/Hwy 246 & Copenhagen Drive, features an actual traditional grape stomp, plus sips from several dozens of area wineries, locally prepared food, an “I Love Rosé” lounge (where you can discover your

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 Laughter the Best Medicine? – Not a whole lot of physicians give up their practice for the performing arts, but for Ken Jeong, trading scrubs for screen time was a no-brainer. After moving to L.A. and working as a physician at a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Woodland Hills, Jeong began performing regularly at the Improv and Laugh Factory, and parlayed that into stints on TV shows The Office, Entourage, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, before making his film debut in Knocked Up as Dr. Kuni. Jeong’s best-known roles include Ben Chang on the sitcom Community, Leslie Chow in The Hangover movie trilogy, and the lead in the sitcom Dr. Ken, in which he was also the creator, writer, and executive producer. Most recently, he was in the summer hit movie Crazy Rich Asians, the groundbreaking film featuring an entirely Asian cast. But unlike medicine, Jeong never jilted stand-up; he just likes making people feel better through injecting humor rather than serums. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom, 3400 Highway 246, Santa Ynez COST: $45 to $65 INFO: (800) CHUMASH or


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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 Fall Feast – The Environmental Defense Center wraps up its seasonal TGIF gatherings with one final autumn offering that represents an amped-up version of its monthly summertime casual soirées. The big difference is that instead of appetizers, a full buffet dinner will be served, including chicken from Country Catering, pasta from Chase Restaurant and Arnoldi’s, veggie dishes prepared by Duo Catering & Events, and organic seasonal produce provided by Alcantar Organics, Berry Man, Frecker Farms, Earthtrine Farms, and Roots Organic Farm, plus dessert from Lazy Acres and Trader Joe’s. There are also three different wineries – Firestone, Zaca Mesa, and Pence Vineyards – joining M Special Brewing in pouring your two beverages included with admission. The Americana Cats, the Carpinteria sextet that features Ted Rhodes and Kevin O’Hara, provide the tunes, while EDC partners Get Oil Out!, Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara Chapter, and Wilderness Youth Project are the evening’s sponsors, which means they each get a few minutes to talk about their work in relation to preserving our natural resources. All this plus an extra hour added on to mingle in EDC’s charming courtyard, and it only costs $5 more than the regular events. WHEN: 5:30 to 8:30 pm WHERE: 906 Garden Street COST: $20 in advance ($25 at the door) includes two drink tickets and the buffet dinner INFO: 963-1622 or

inner Lucy or Ricky Ricardo in the “I Love Lucy” look-a-like contest), plus music from country-Americana bands Bryan Titus Trio and The Rawhides. Ticket includes a collector’s wine glass and an official Solvang Stomp foot towel. On Saturday night, SOMM III, the latest addition to the pair of films that first chronicled a competition then sent sommelier schools soaring, has its world premiere screening at Solvang Festival Theater, with a Q&A with cast members and producer Jackson Myers to follow. Get details on all the events, as well as ticket information, at www. or call (805) 688-0881. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 Harbor & Seafood Festival – Santa Barbara has a lot of festivals that are more or less manufactured events, meaning there’s only tangential connections to the location. But the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival offers local residents and visitors alike an interactive day, reminding us all that Santa Barbara Harbor is a working harbor where more than 100 fishermen land 10 million pounds of seafood each year, bringing $30 million to the local economy and beyond. Yes, there are lots of peripheral activities, including more than 40 arts and craft vendors. Clothing, jewelry, custom artwork, and fun for the kids featuring face painting and more, plus music on two stages featuring local favorites Spencer the Gardener and Fish and the Seaweeds, among others. But there is more that could happen only in

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the harbor, including Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol fire boat demonstrations, research vessel Shearwater dockside tours, free boat rides on the Double Dolphin, tall ship Spirit of Dana Point dockside tours, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin dockside tours, and even Ocean & Marine Related Agencies across the way on the City Pier. And food. Lots of seafood. There are specialty food booths for fish tacos, oysters, mussels, barbecued albacore, fresh crab, clam chowder, and seafood paella, or visitors can meet fishermen face-to-face, select fresh-caught lobster and sea urchin “uni” and have them prepared on the spot. Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, which has free admission all day, also offers a special local seafood and wine-pairing event in partnership with Edible Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Vintners Association. WHEN: 10 am to 5 pm WHERE: 132-A Harbor Way COST: free INFO: (805) 897-1961 or http:// MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 Organic Music – Colorado-based indie-folkie Gregory Alan Isakov is also a full-time farmer who sells vegetable seeds and grows various market crops on his three-acre farm, while tending to a thriving musical career, which produced his fourth fulllength studio album, Evening Machines, in a studio housed in a barn on his property. The multi-instrumentalist wrote and recorded there on instruments and gear that Isakov always leaves on, just in case inspiration strikes, mostly recording at night, when he wasn’t 11 – 18 October 2018

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 French Flies – No walls are needed for this Borderline. In fact, France’s renowned dance-theater troupe company Wang Ramirez’s new show is all about breaking down barriers. Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang’s dance-theater creations are deeply rooted in hip-hop and street culture but also thrive on blending different artistic traditions. Borderline is a case in point: The award-winning aerial dance company makes its Santa Barbara debut with the internationally acclaimed multimedia work created for six performers – five dancers and an aerial rigger – in a series of intimate vignettes about human relationships, love and hate, joy and sorrow, and how the dialogue between technique and creativity takes flight. The performers thwart gravity and defy borders with movements both poetic and primal that are set to an atmospheric original soundtrack that incorporates elements of electronica, trance guitar, and spoken word. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $45 to $125 INFO: (805) 8992222/ or (805) 893 3535 or

working in the gardens. We’ve already seen Isakov perform at SOhO and the Santa Barbara Bowl earlier this year; now he’s appearing in the city’s most hospitable listening room, the 600seat Lobero, which features fabulous sightlines and acoustics. Opening is Montecito’s own Glen Phillips, the lead singer-songwriter of Toad the Wet Sprocket, whose solo career has produced even more appealing introspective-yet-anthemic songs than that ‘90s pop band. (He also has a date of his own at SOhO this week). WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $40 INFO: (805) 963-0761 or TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 Big Boys Do Sing – They say people can’t get enough of the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and apparently that’s true.

The Broadway musical Jersey Boys – about the band’s life and music – was a huge hit when it toured to the Granada last November, while Valli himself performed at the Ventura County Fair just last August. Now, the Granada is hosting Hot Jersey Nights, which takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane to celebrate the hit songs “Sherry”, “Walk Like a Man”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, and many more. The show was in residency at the Palace Theater in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for three years earlier this decade, and makes its Santa Barbara debut tonight with a revue that promises first class musical arrangements, perfect harmonies and a fabulous cast of singers and dancers all paying tribute to the many hits of the Four Seasons. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $50 to $65 INFO: 899-2222 or •MJ

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 Sisters Sing – There is no way that Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan could have anticipated the #MeToo movement, let alone the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation battle, when they formed I’m With Her after an impromptu performance at the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The name simply refers to the desire of the three superb singer-songwriters to collaborate with one another. Watkins, of course, was a part of Nickel Creek since she was a kid, while O’Donovan fronted Crooked Still as a teenager in college in Boston, but I’m With Her is different in several ways, including their family-like chemistry and a unique blend of instrumental interplay and malleable harmonies. The multi-Grammy-Award-winners – none of whom are strangers to Santa Barbara, having performed everywhere from SOhO to the Live Oak Music Festival (Jarosz’s set last June was the highlight of the weekend) – have individually released nine solo efforts, but despite some EP and live recordings, See You Around, which was released in February, represents their first full studio album. It clearly shows their commitment to creating a wholly unified band sound borne from close songwriting collaboration, and critics quickly deemed it a gem that – “willfully open-hearted” (NPR); “ethereal and purposeful” (The Guardian) – all of which makes tonight’s concert at the Lobero one of the must-see’s of the season. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $39 & $49 INFO: (805) 963-0761 or 11 – 18 October 2018

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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 21)

Robert Adams with award winners of the Green Residential Home are Marilynn Jorgensen and Errol Jahnke, and Nina Dunbar, SBB director, and SB councilmember Eric Friedman (photo by Priscilla)

Kurt Ransohoff, MD/ COO Sansum Clinic; Ysidro Olvera, Lori Willis, SC executive director; Martha Degasis, Lindsay Cortina, director of Organizational Initiatives; Brian Cernal, AIA; and Frank Foster, chair of Cancer Foundation Board of Trustees (photo by Priscilla)

TV reporter John Palminteri, donated half of the day’s proceeds to the Montecito Trails Foundation, one of the event’s honorees, in support of community members recovering from the catastrophic events in the New Year. “Recognizing this pivotal moment, which not only changed the landscape in our community, but also changed our hearts and the way we relate to one another, we have moved to adapt the awards and yet hold on to recognizing our neighbors for their community building and beautifying work,” says Mark. The awards, at the Marilyn Horne House and Kuehn Court, went to the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, Chase Palm Park, Paseo Nuevo, the East Haley Street Sojourners Mural, the Hotel Californian, and the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade. Among the supporters noshing on comestibles by C’Est Cheese and quaffing the Fess Parker wines, were Jo Ann Mermis, Jacqueline Dyson, Mara Abboud, Kate Kurlas, Robert Adams, Jean Schuyler, Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp, Tim Downey, Nina Dunbar, David Jacoby, Deborah Schwartz, and Caroline Rutledge.

The “Roar” singer’s English actor beau, Orlando Bloom, 41, intends to make it last with the 33-year-old former Dos Pueblos High student. “Everyone would be excited if they got engaged,” a friend of the tony twosome tells the London Daily Mail. “Katy is wonderful and they make a great pair.” The dynamic duo got together in January 2016, and split in February 2017, before resuming their peripatetic relationship in April.

Try, Try Again Santa Barbara warbler Katy Perry may soon be walking down the aisle again.

Rarified Air Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second-eldest son, is no doubt breathing a huge sigh of relief now that the U.K.’s ITV has agreed to broadcast his daughter, Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday. The BBC, as I wrote here, turned down the chance to air her nuptials to wine merchant Jack Brooksbank, 32, at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, because they thought it wouldn’t garner the boffo ratings of Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle at the same location in May. ITV’s show will run for three hours, giving viewers the chance to see the celebrity guests arriving and climaxing with the Queen’s 28-year-old granddaughter leaving the historic chapel in her wedding gown. In the U.S., the cable channel TLC is also covering the event, which will be attended by all members of the Royal Family, live for three hours.

Awarded the Playa de Santa Barbara for Environmental Stewardship to the Montecito Trails Foundation represented by Barbara Cleveland with Don McPherson (board member), Kevin Snow, Ashlee Mayfield, and Sheila Snow (photo by Priscilla) Holding their mosaic of marble with intertwining of gold weaving are Kristen Weidemann, and Marina Satoafaiga, with Sarah York Rulan, and Margie Yahyavi having received the City of SB Arts Advisory Committee’s Business in Art Award (photo by Priscilla)

Sightings: Oscar winner Kevin Costner and family noshing at Olio Pizzeria...Rocker Alan Parsons checking out SOhO...Rocker Dave Crosby dining at Opal

ments, and things go wrong. All of my greatest achievements have come out of failure.” Happy Trails Santa Barbara Beautiful hosted its 54th annual awards celebration Growing Resiliency at the Music Academy of the West for 200 guests. The fab fete, co-chaired by Mark Whitehurst and Kerry Methner, and emceed by ubiquitous KEYT-


Take the Wheel A gas-guzzling Bentley Turbo, formerly owned by Prince Charles, could be yours for as little as $15,000 when it goes under the hammer later this month. The 1994 car is a far cry from the ultra frugal and environmentally friendly $85,000 Jaguar 1-Pace, Queen Elizabeth’s heir is currently driving. While the zero-emissions 2018 Jag will cover 298 miles on a single charge of electricity, the 6.75-liter Bentley, which would have cost $130,000 when new, will do just 13 miles to the gallon. It was part of the Royal fleet until 1996 and, under two different ownerships, now has 140,000 miles on the clock.

Bob and Christine Emmons with Irene Nagel and sculptor Aris Demetrios for his SBB president’s award-winning sculpture “Dance of Life” installed at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center with Sansum Clinic (photo by Priscilla)

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Readers with tips, sightings and amusing items for Richard’s column should email him at richardmin or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal. To reach Priscilla, email her at pris or call 969-3301. •MJ 11 – 18 October 2018

OUR TOWN (Continued from page 43) Sullivan Goss Gallery director and curator of their current exhibit, Jeremy Tessmer, next to a work by artist Ron Robertson







Historical assemblage Santa Barbara artist Ron Robertson with daughter Edie, at the opening of the Sullivan Goss exhibit “THE RED-HEADED STEPCHILD”



should choose to live in one place that is desirable to some of the most affluent people in the world shouldn’t be a mark against them. We all agree: Santa Barbara is the place to be. Indeed! The exhibit ends Sunday, October 14 – do go! As a side note, the 1st Thursday music top pick was an impromptu gig by stellar musicians Jonathan McEuen and Steve Postell. McEuen zoned in from his Nasville-ColoradoYosemite tour. Doing an acoustic guitar set, they traded solos and invited singer-songwriter Suzanne Paris [Dave Mason, Linda Rondstadt] to jam. Friends arrived throughout, bringing up Randy Tico on stand-up bass and Jason Libs on guitar. The set list included: “World Hunger” [Paris],


“Every Woman” [Dave Mason], “Bad Weather” [Poco], and “Willin’ “ [Little Feat]. As always, McEuen kept the audience spellbound as he channeled Hendrix on guitar while singing in his 5-plus octave voice. Postel’s surprise gentle falsetto vocals, slide guitar, and killer licks shaped the performance. Ms Paris def showed her Grammy chops with sharply honed vocals and guitar. Although the FOH [front of house] was packed, there should’ve been a line down the street for this talent. Word Up: Live music here just kicked up 10 notches with gigs like this happening so frequently. Get out and #supportlocallivemusic. •MJ

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

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his is a good time to be looking for an upper-price range home in Montecito, as there are many well-priced properties available in the $4.5to-$15 million range on the market. Some “done” homes for sale are the result of a developer’s remodel, and others were on the market a while ago and are being reintroduced, often at a lower price, making for some interesting opportunities. With a higher-price range home under, say, $8 million, in Montecito, properties can range from 1+/- acre or more in a prime location, with a large home (+/- 5,000 square feet) or a nice-sized home (3,500+/- square feet) with a guest house or pool house, a pool, spa, maybe tennis court, and other high-end features. In the price range higher than $8 million, we start to look at much larger homes in prime locations with even more bells and whistles… A private gated driveway, motor court, mature landscaping, water features, privacy, views, top location, and more. It is not necessary to spend $10 million or more to obtain a home with many of these features. One can find an impressive, move-in-ready home with many of the amenities mentioned for as low as the mid $4-million- to mid-$5-million range and up. For example:

1399 School House Road: $4,750,000

I enjoyed touring and spending time during our Wednesday agent tour at this remodeled ‘’Japanese Farmhouse” located just two short blocks from Montecito Union School and the upper village. Lush landscaping provides a private setting where one will find the 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom main home and detached guest quarters. The high ceilings, open concept and abundant windows make for seamless indoor-outdoor living. Enjoy the wood decks, backyard pool, fire-pit, and meandering grounds that create a tropical island style retreat in your own backyard. This home is located within the Montecito Union School District, and the original home sold for less than $3,000,000 a couple of years ago. The home has undergone a total transformation and is now ready for a new owner.

This energy-efficient estate reflects old-world style with modern conveniences and technology. The property boasts an impressive gated entrance that leads to a circular motor court, grand entrance, and 3-car garage. Large custom Mahogany front doors invite you into a bright and spacious foyer highlighting the formal living room with soaring ceilings and expansive views of the rolling lawns and yard. There is a chef’s kitchen with granite surfaces, and appliances from Wolf, Subzero, and Miele. Rich woods and custom cabinetry help to enhance the culinary experience. There is a private one-bedroom guesthouse-clubhouse with separate driveway entrance situated near the mosaic tile pool and spa. Enjoy the many patios and outdoor seating areas. This estate property includes the latest in BuiltGreen technology and is within the Montecito Union School District. The home was more recently listed at $5,995,000.

2733 Sycamore Canyon Road: $11,999,999

115 Miramar Avenue: $5,450,000

Located in Montecito’s Hedgerow neighborhood, this gated and private 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom estate is on a level 0.90-acre lot. The home was originally built in 1914 and retains that era’s detail and style while incorporating modern conveniences. Renovated in recent years, this traditional Craftsmanstyle home offers approximately 5,206 square feet of authentic character with hardwood floors, spacious light-filled public rooms, a study, office, gym, and 6 fireplaces. Enjoy inviting outdoor terraces and verandas, a pool, 2-bedroom guest quarters, mature specimen trees, sunny gardens, and tack room with a loft. This property is situated near Miramar Beach, the upper and lower villages, and is within the Montecito Union School District.


This nearly 10,000-sq-ft Montecito estate was more recently offered at $15,900,000 and offers significant privacy, only minutes from the shops and restaurants of the upper and lower villages. A grand entry and palm-lined drive lead to a gracious motor court boasting powerful mountain views. This sprawling Mediterranean estate is on nearly 3 acres and incorporates Moroccan-style arches and southern Spanish architectural inspiration. The grand, 2-story foyer welcomes you to the lower-level living spaces, which include a formal dining room, wood-paneled library and an elegant living room with hardwood floors, intricate woodwork, and fireplace. The chef’s kitchen includes top appliances, a large center island, and opens to a family room with fireplace and French doors to the gardens. The upper gallery opens to the master suite with his-and-hers bathrooms and closets. The lower area of the property includes a pool surrounded by outdoor dining spaces and social areas. The one-bedroom guest house offers an airy retreat and the estate is located within the Cold Spring School District. ••• Please feel free to contact me regarding any Real Estate needs or to set up a showing with the listing agents of any properties featured here: or call/ text (805) 698-2174. Please view my website,, from which this article is based. •MJ

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Volunteers Do you have a special talent or skill? 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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