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Now and yen: SB Sister City Organization celebrates Asian sister town of Toba, p. 6


THE QUAD TAKES SHAPE Crane Country Day School project moves smartly ahead, as Frank Schipper construction crews ready three new buildings and outdoor amphitheater space, (story on on page 12)

Keepers Of The Casa

Hal Altman hails from New York City but can’t resist the gardens of Montecito’s Casa del Herrero, p.45

On The Water Fronts

Round 2 of punch-packing Dick Shaikewitz versus quick-footed Bob Hazard water board bout, pages 24-25

Trail Talk

A colorful (and verdant) fall day in Fairfield Connecticut is Lynn Kirst’s antidote to big-city cacophony, p.38



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James Buckley explains which issues and politicians he favors and why; the list includes Justin Fareed and Donald Trump, and “NO” votes for everything but Props 62 and 64


Montecito Miscellany


Letters to the Editor

Japan’s Toba and SB; Michael Jackson’s legacy; Katy Perry delivers; Gigi with Reebok; John Cleese tweets; Art fund gets boost; K.Frank bash; Royals Gala; SB Symphony; Kevin Hart’s marriages; and Queen Elizabeth’s corgi, RIP An additional slew of correspondences from readers comprising Dick Pearson, Darlene Bierig, Kathi King, Ralph Thomas, Alexander Lejeune, the Crawfords, Walter Owen, Karen Friedman, Robert Coronado, Clint Eastwood, Sally Bromfield, Daniel Seibert, Archie McLaren, Diana Thorn, Bill Crews, Jeff Farrell, Edmund Geswein, the Zippersteins, Ken Coates, and Lou Segal

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12 Village Beat

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MUS food drive; Italy celebration luncheon; MWD candidates; YMCA golf tourney; trail festival; Happiness Hour; playing bridge; music club; school auction; yoga retreat; Crane’s Country Fair; campaign in Carp; MBAR meeting; Independent School info; Spanish group; storytelling at library; Cold Spring School forum; Halloween open house; knit and crochet; The New Yorker; SB beer festival; Dia De Los Muertos; Ghost Village Road; art classes; brain fitness; Cava entertainment; Story Time; Pilates; Italian conversation; farmers and artisans markets; Cars & Coffee; and speaking French Tide Guide Handy chart to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach

14 Seen Around Town

Lynda Millner is seen around the Arts Fund fundraiser with the Giffords; SB Rescue Mission’s Blues on the Bayou; and TBCF’s Gold Ribbon Luncheon

24 On The Water Front, Part 1

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Dick Shaikewitz unclogs the pipes of water “misinformation” and dissects Bob Hazard, the drought, the MWD Board candidates, desalination, and more

25 On The Water Front, Part 2

Bob Hazard opines about the Montecito Water District Board’s hopefuls; he also spotlights management plan, the delivery system, lack of funding, and asks if it’s time for change

27 On Entertainment

Steven Libowitz converses with singer John Kay before his Sunday show at SOhO; Kerrilee Gore at the Lobero; Invertigo’s Laura Karlin; SOhO hosts Chad & Jeremy; film focus; and all booked up

34 Your Westmont

The observatory opens October 21; and the orchestra performs October 21, 23

35 Coup de Grace

Her mother knew best: it’s a leap year and, naturally, a presidential election year, so Grace Rachow dissects the campaigns and voting experience

38 Trail Talk

In lieu of Santa Barbara’s infinite drought, Lynn Kirst ventures to the Northeast, where autumn foliage is in all its glory at Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center

44 Spirituality Matters

Steven Libowitz notifies readers about Capacitar at La Casa de Maria; SBCC’s Center for Lifelong Learning; and Jude Bijou’s communication class

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46 Legal Advertising 49 Brilliant Thoughts

Ashleigh Brilliant goes on the record, literally, chronicling history and the recording of sounds, images, events, and time in general

Movie Guide 50 Calendar of Events

Marc Maron at UCSB; block parties; Halloween at SB Zoo; Yolotecuani at Isla Vista School; First Presbyterian hosts Shakespeare; Carol Metcalf and Maija DiGiorgio on Center Stage; women and voting; An American Tango; SB Music Club; Ensemble Basiani of Georgia; and Lil Buck at the Granada

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by James Buckley

How We’ll Be Voting


r. John Burk sent us a letter a couple weeks ago (“A Voter Guide,” #22/40) outlining how he would vote in the upcoming election and why. In an editor’s note to Dr. Burk, I thanked him “for doing my job for me,” only half in jest, as we (Montecito Journal) agreed with most of his positions. He did not, however, enter into the political candidate fray. “That’s all, folks,” he wrote. “No comment on the presidential race.” He also didn’t mention the two most important races we have to decide upon: between political neophyte Justin Fareed and political insider Salud Carbajal, who has served as our First District supervisor since 2004, and before that as the late Naomi Schwartz’s right-hand man in the First Supervisorial District. Justin and Salud are running to become the U.S. representative of the 24th U.S. Congressional District. Salud is a good guy, despite the fact that he is a career politician; if Mr. Fareed wins, he too will likely become a “career politician.” It’s not a crime, apparently, and there’s something in the leaden air in Washington, D.C., that is so heavy that even those who have “promised” to leave after a given time during a hardfought campaign, such as the finally retiring Lois Capps, find it just too much of a struggle to leave.

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In any case, we are going with Justin Fareed. His parents, Linda and Dr. Donald Fareed, own and operate Pro Band Sports Industries, a Montecitobased international firm specializing in devices invented to treat joint injuries and to avoid surgery whenever possible. They are good people and have been important in the lives of many Montecito residents over the years. Our reasons for choosing Mr. Fareed? Pretty simple, actually. 1) Justin will vote with the Republican caucus in choosing a speaker of the House and won’t facilitate making Nancy Pelosi speaker once again. 2) Mr. Fareed is more like-


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elected and, in my opinion, that candidate is Tom Mosby. Let me discuss some of the reasons why Tom should If you have something you think Montecito should know about, or wish to respond to something be elected to the Montecito Water 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 D, Montecito, CA. District Board of Directors. California’s Water Code is often 93108. You can also FAX such mail to: (805) 969-6654, or E-mail to compared with our tax laws because of its complexity. The web of laws, relationships, and overlapping and he current water supply situa- nected with the past management. competing interests make water suption is intolerable, and most of I don’t represent any group, or speak ply solutions complicated and oftenthe blame belongs to manage- for anyone but myself. I am just tired times slower in achieving than we ment and the current board of direc- of listening to excuses, and failing to would like. Those who reduce “solutors. The citizens of Montecito pay see positive plans to do meaningful tions” to simple slogans are expressmany times the cost of several years things to do something specific to ing an incomplete understanding of ago for half the water, and the out- ensure a competitive source of water the nuisances involved in developlook is even worse for the near future. for our lovely community. ing desalination and recycling for the There is no real plan to ensure any Dick Pearson community. These are enormously reliable and affordable improvement Montecito complicated and costly endeavors that in the present situation. Meanwhile, require a depth of knowledge, polittrees and lawns are dying and costs ical sensitivity, and rigor to institute. are up substantially for less water. Tom Mosby brings the technical, Our funding is inadequate to meet As the immediate past president of political, and strategic understanding current operations and necessary the Montecito Water District (MWD), to get the job done. His understanding infrastructure improvements, and it I want to add my perspective to the of the District’s infrastructure and its would be much worse if the rationing upcoming election for the MWD’s connectivity with an array of statepenalties on our citizens weren’t off- Board of Directors. Just for the record, wide and regional water purveyors is setting a significant part of our oper- I was not an entrenched board mem- beyond that of any of the other candiating budget. ber; I served for four years until dates. I can’t stress the importance of Several attempts by community resigning in early 2015. As a commu- having Tom’s knowledge and experleaders to try and help have been nity, we should respect all four candi- tise on the board at this critical juncrebuffed by the board. Relationships dates who have stepped forward and ture, especially given that our comwith other agencies that could help are willing to give their time in public munity has a new, out-of-area general are unsatisfactory, including the City service; they are all bright, success- manager and lacks a senior engineer of Santa Barbara and the Montecito ful, and dedicated community mem- on the MWD staff. Mosby has excelSanitary District. The retired general bers. They all deserve much credit for lent relationships with all neighboring manager, part of the problem, is seek- volunteering to serve our Montecito water districts and is widely respecting election as a director. community particularly in this time ed as an innovative, out-of-the-box I could go on and on, but I hope this of drought. thinker. In 2014, it was his relationship will convince the electorate to decide I am, however, troubled by the neg- with other water purveyors, coupled to elect two gentlemen who were ative tone, lack of understanding, and with our community’s record of water recruited by community leaders to fallacious statements being made in conservation that was instrumental start the process of finding solutions. editorials and by some of the cam- in successfully completing two water We need to put our fine community paigns during this election cycle. We purchases that were being sought by at the top of solutions, not well down face a very critical time in our commu- other communities. in last place compared to other places. nity’s history and it is imperative that When I joined the board in 2011, I believe most citizens of Montecito the best qualified, most experienced, we instituted a sweeping review of have lost confidence in anyone con- and most knowledgeable candidate be the District’s financial position and embarked on a series of employee pension and benefit reforms. Tom understood that the employee benefit programs that were in place were not financially sustainable, and he was instrumental in convincing our employees of the same. As a result, benefits to both our existing and new employees are not what they were. He worked only for the community’s best interest; not for his own. Like many of you, I believe that board turnover is necessary and healthy, but let’s not shoot ourselves in the foot this election cycle. 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to directors. I urge you to not be reactive and short-sighted; we need to be expedient in bringing desalination and recycling to our community, and ensuring water security; the way to do so is by electing Tom Mosby. Darlene Bierig, Ph.D. Former President of the Board, Montecito Water District

Reliable for the Long Term

With a changing climate affecting a consistent water supply, our elected officials must promote sustainable ways to manage our water systems. I have spent years working on sustainable environmental solutions, both professionally and as a volunteer, including the Montecito Association Water Committee. As an environmentalist and a 20-year resident of Montecito, I am supporting Charles Newman for the Montecito Water District Board. I have gotten to know Charles over the past 15 months as he has served on the MWD Board working to create real, reliable, water supplies for its customers. I have enjoyed working with him; he has made himself very accessible to constituents and gives freely of his time and energy. Charles got Santa Barbara County to waive a lengthy permit and fee process, and residents are now able to quickly install gray water (“laundry-to-landscape”) systems. He created and chairs the District’s Water Recycling Committee in a focused effort to make recycled water available to MWD customers. His environmentally responsible approach has earned him the Sierra Club’s endorsement (the only MWD candidate the organization has endorsed). Charles joined the MWD board at a very challenging time and has risen to the challenge in a variety of ways. He has taken the lead in calling for longterm strategic planning for our water future, including creating ground-water storage basins and inter-district supply agreements. He serves on six MWD committees, chairing two, and spends more than 100 hours per month to the benefit of MWD’s customers. This is the devotion and innovation that we need to ensure a reliable long-term water supply. Kathi King Montecito

A Warning to MWD Rate Payers

Unless you are prepared to see your water rates triple and your water service deteriorate, beware of the [Floyd] Wicks-[Tobe] Plough duo asking for your votes on every street corner.

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This Week in and around Montecito


(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail or call (805) 565-1860) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 Food Drive at MUS To benefit Santa Barbara Foodbank, donations can be left in the school’s parking lot in the morning during drop-off. Items needed include baby food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, rice, soup, and canned goods. Where: 385 San Ysidro Road That’s Italian Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Veneto and Venice joining the Kingdom of Italy, as well as the 155th anniversary of the Reunification of Italy. The Celebration Luncheon is organized under the auspices of the honorable Antonio Verde, consul general of Italy. Dr. Verde will honor us with his presence. For more historical background and practical information: http://italianheritagesb. org/2016/09/26/celebration-luncheon/  When: noon Where: La Cumbre Country Club Info: Gabriella at (805) 969-1018 MWD Candidates Forum The four candidates running for the two vacancies on the Montecito Water District Board of Directors will participate in a candidate forum at Montecito Union School. When: 6 pm Where: 385 San Ysidro Road FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 On Course for A Cause Join the Montecito Family YMCA for an afternoon of golf, dinner, and more at their Annual YMCA Golf Tournament. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Open Doors financial assistance program, which helps local youth and families take part in life-changing YMCA programs and membership opportunities. When: 11 am Where: Glen Annie Golf Club, 405 Glen Annie Road Cost: $200 Info: 969-3288

Happiness & Meditation Hour Led by Manas Lele from the Art of Living Foundation, the Happiness Hour will offer numerous tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness, and well-being. It is an interactive and experiential stress-buster session where participants will have the opportunity to experience energizing breathing technique and relaxing meditation, experience alertness and relaxation at the same time. No experience in breathing exercises or meditation is required. When: 10 to 11 am Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Bridge Basics Learn the basics of bridge playing at Pacific Bridge School of Montecito. The day includes a comfortable and relaxed day of learning the basics of bidding and play of the hand, student handbook, box lunch, wine raffle, goody bag, and the meeting of new friends. When: today or tomorrow, 11 am to 5 pm Where: location available once registered Cost: $65 Info: 453-9701 Free Music The Santa Barbara Music Club will present another program in its popular series of concerts of beautiful music. A valued cultural resource in town since 1969, these concerts feature performances by instrumental and vocal soloists and chamber music ensembles, and are free to the public. When: 3 pm Where: Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street Cost: free School Auction Our Lady of Mount Carmel hosts its 33rd annual auction and dinner at the Fess Parker Resort. When: 5 pm Where: 633 East Cabrillo Blvd Info:

Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063

Storytelling at Montecito Library Jim Cogan’s energetic storytelling and often hilarious and moving oral presentations of folklore, history, mythological, and personal memories have captivated millions. Jim brings history, mystery, drama, and an eclectic bag of stories in an engaging concert of storytelling, serving up a visual and verbal feast of time, place, character, and action. When: 3:30 pm

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 Fall Day Yoga Retreat Come soothe your body, mind, and spirit at La Casa de Maria. Using the beautiful grounds of La Casa and the wisdom of Yoga, attendees will tap into the deep connection with each season. The day will begin with a gentle and nourishing Yoga practice for all levels. In the afternoon, there will be nature meditations and visualizations. Led by Taran Collis. When: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Where: 800 El Bosque Road Cost: $75, includes lunch Info: Crane’s Annual Country Fair The annual fair features music, barbecue, games, face painting, a bake-off, and more. Everyone is welcome, admission is free! When: 10 am to 3 pm Where: Crane Country Day School, 1795 San Leandro Lane Info: 969-7732 Campaign Kick-off The Carpinteria Arts Center is inviting members of the Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, and Ventura communities to a fun, family-oriented kickoff event for its Building a Home for the Arts capital campaign. This free afternoon event will feature fun, hands-on art activities for all ages, music, food, and beverages including special art-themed cocktails. Attendees will be the first to learn about the exciting plans for the future home of the Arts in Carpinteria, which will impact the entire community. When: 3 to 5:30 pm, with special presentation and “unveiling” at 4 pm Where: 865 Linden Avenue Info: MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 MBAR Meeting Montecito Board of Architectural Review

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seeks to ensure that new projects are harmonious with the unique physical characteristics and character of Montecito. When: 3 pm Where: County Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 E. Anapamu Independent School Information Night After a brief welcome and introductions, presentations will be given by several local private schools along with a Q&A. Afterward, parents will have an opportunity to get information from individual schools at their booths. This event isn’t a specific endorsement of private school education, but because many MUS families elect to take this path when leaving MUS at the end of 6th grade, this opportunity is provided to help parents make more informed decisions. Additionally, SBJHS Information Night will take place in early November and will provide yet another opportunity for parents to learn about post-MUS school options. When: 6 pm Where: 385 San Ysidro Road TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 Spanish Conversation Group at the Montecito Library The Montecito Library announces a new Spanish Conversation Group. The group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Spanish Conversation Group is for anyone interested in practicing and improving conversational skills in Spanish. Participants should be familiar with the basics. When: 1:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Cold Spring School Candidate Forum Three candidates: current board member Gregg Peterson, former teacher and former CSS parent Kathy Davidson, and current CSS parent Amanda Rowan are vying for two spots on the Cold Spring School Board. A candidates forum, moderated by educator Peter Van Duinwyk, is being hosted at the school. All district residents are invited. When: Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 pm Where: 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 Halloween Spooktacular and Open House Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center hosts

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its second annual Halloween Spooktacular and Open House. The community is invited for a chance to have fun and learn more about Hearts’ life-changing equineassisted activities. Halloween at Hearts features trick-or-treating with the horses, ghoulish games, a horse costume contest, a broomstick bake sale, spooktacular barn festivities, face-painting, and many more fun activities. Since 1985, Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center has been improving lives of people of all capabilities, including individuals with physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges, illnesses, or injuries, in Santa Barbara County through equine-facilitated activities and therapies. When: 3:30 to 5:30 pm Where: 4420 Calle Real Suggested donation: $5 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 Knitting and Crocheting Circle Fiber art crafts drop-in and meet-up for all ages at Montecito Library. Must have some manual dexterity for crochet and knitting. When: 2 to 3:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Discussion Group A group gathers to discuss The New Yorker. When: 7:30 to 9:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 Montecito Fire Open House An open house at the fire station: meet the firefighters, take a tour of the station, experience the Fire Safety House, view apparatuses, learn about fire safety, and more. When: noon to 4 pm Where: 595 San Ysidro Road Info: 969-7762 MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 Ghost Village Road Montecito’s annual trick-or-treat event will be on the Monday of Halloween. When: 3 to 6 pm Where: Coast Village Road ONGOING MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS Art Classes Beginning and advanced, all ages and by appointment – just call. Where: Portico Gallery, 1235 Coast Village Road Info: 695-8850 WEDNESDAYS THRU SATURDAYS Live Entertainment Where: Cava, 1212 Coast Village Road When: 7 to 10 pm Info: 969-8500 MONDAYS Connections Brain Fitness Program Challenging games, puzzles, and memoryenhancement exercises in a friendly environment. When: 10 am to 2 pm

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Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane Cost: $50, includes lunch Info: 969-0859 TUESDAYS Story Time at the Library A wonderful way to introduce children to the library, and for parents and caregivers to learn about early literacy skills; each week, children ages three to five enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and fun at Story Time. When: 10:30 to 11 am Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 WEDNESDAYS Simpatico Pilates Join studio owner Mindy Horwitz to develop core strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina. Learn breathing patterns and spinal alignment while engaging the deep muscles of the core. Exercise on the mat with use of other props for additional challenge. All levels Welcome. First Class Free. When: 8:30 to 9:30 am Where: 1235 Coast Village Road, suite I (upstairs) Info & Reservations: 805-565-7591 THURSDAYS Casual Italian Conversation at Montecito Library Practice your Italian conversation among a variety of skill levels while learning about Italian culture. Fun for all and informative, too. When: 12:30 to 1:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 FRIDAYS Farmers Market When: 8 to 11:15 am Where: South side of Coast Village Road Local Artisans Market When: 3 to 7 pm Where: La Cumbre Plaza, 121 South Hope Avenue Info: SUNDAYS Cars & Coffee Motorists and car lovers from as far away as Los Angeles, and as close as East Valley Road, park in the upper village outside Montecito Village Grocery to show off and discuss their prized possessions, automotive trends, and other subjects. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Corvettes prevail, but there are plenty of other autos to admire. When: 8 to 10 am Where: Every Sunday in the upper village, except the last Sunday of the month, when the show moves to its original home, close to 1187 Coast Village Road. Info: French Conversation Every Sunday at Pierre Lafond in Montecito, look for a small group in the shade and join for casual conversation (and lunch if you’d like). All levels welcome. When: 12:30 to 2:30 pm  •MJ

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magine turning your home into a living art gallery in every nook and cranny, every room, the garden, and even the roof. That’s what Michael and Nancy Gifford did recently for the Arts Fund fundraiser. My favorite exhibit was the cosmic sea urchin atop the roof of the house. Think a giant inflatable sculpture of a bright-pink color waving its tentacles all about. Definitely a large statement. The show was titled Art Encounters: A Garden of Experiential Delights. In addition to a grand collection of contemporary art, there were more than a dozen artists who had created site-specific installations and performances. There were interactive projections, virtual reality, sculptural installations, and a 3-D printing demonstration. There were aerial and choreographed dance performances and live music. At garden’s edge were two artists doing graffiti painting on plastic (not walls). It’s a good thing the bathrooms had signs on the doors, or I might have gone in looking for more art installations. This project took one month to put together and months of planning. It was based on Bosch’s Garden of Earthy Delights from the 1500s. Some of the guests enjoying the

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sights were Beverley Jackson, Ginnie Hunter, Carla Hahn, Luci Janssen, Lynda Weinman, and Bruce Heavin, Gwen Stauffer and Mark Taylor, Gene Sinser and Patty DeDominic, and Caroline and Steve Thompson. Bob and Chris Emmons were honorary co-chairs. As Arts Fund direc-

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tor Marcello Ricci, assistant director Hannah Johnson, and board president Jamie Dufek said, “Their dedication to the arts and education embodies the spirit of our mission to help develop and appreciate our local artists. We are deeply gratified that they have embraced our cause and this event.” Founding member Joanne Holderman presented the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award to another founding member, Shirley Dettmann, for all her contributions of the last 30 years. The Arts Fund Gallery is located at 205 C Santa Barbara Street in the Funk Zone and is dedicated to fostering the arts in Santa Barbara County. The gallery helps the next generation through Teen Arts Mentorships, coordinating the Funk Zone Art Walk, and more. They are totally dependent on private funding to continue their diverse programs. To help, call 965-7321.

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Blues on the Bayou

For the 15th time, Henry and Dundie Schulte have given their Rancho Dos Pueblos to the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission (SBRM) for their annual fundraiser; this year, it’s Blues on the Bayou. It is truly a special place with the old ranch house and the largest stand of Moreton Bay Fig trees in the world.

Bayou committee workers Maren Parsons, co-chairs Susan Hughes and Suzi Ryan, Kirsten Walters, and Katie Pointer

The Women’s Auxiliary always does a fabulous job with their themes and it was Cajun all the way. I used to live in Louisiana and remember my Cajun neighbors and crawfish etouffée. Here we got to experience the South without the humidity. This year, we were greeted with jazz music. Lorraine Lim Catering gave us yummy Cajun shrimp and sausage for appetizers. The silent auction ranged from VIP tickets to the L.A. Kings Skybox, to the Big Island of Hawaii, or a stay in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The dinner tables were set under the trees and decorated in blue and white with a miniature saxophone in each centerpiece, even as we heard sax music playing the blues by Ron McCarly. Emcee Catherine Remak kept the program on track. Gerd Jordano introduced honoree Silvio Di Loreto and gave him the Leni Fe Bland Award. He was the one who helped secure the real estate where the Rescue Mission is now on Yanonali Street. He’s been known as the “Godfather of Real Estate” in our area. He developed the first multiple listing service for the industry in the late 1960s and has served on more than 20 nonprofit boards. Way to go, Silvio! President Rolf Geyling told us,

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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 6) Mark Hamilton and his wife, Sally, and Linda Mathews (current president of the SBTSCO) and the mayor of Toba, Ken Kusvichi, and his wife, Satako.  

“Each year, we select four junior high school students, two girls and two boys, and Toba does the same. The Toba students come and stay with the families of our students during fiesta week, and then our students go to Japan and stay with the Toba students families during a festival called Obon, which resembles our dia de los muertos activities.” The initial contact with Toba in 1965 was made between Ted Smyth of our rarefied enclave and Kunio Ogawa, with a formal resolution establishing the relationship officially in 1966. Eleven years later, Santa Barbara’s Takako Wakita became the representative of the sister city program and continues to be the primary motivator.

Many Toba mayors have visited us over the years, including the current mayor Toba Kusuichi Kida. He and 23 additional guests, including city officials and other citizens, will be winging their way here for the 50th anniversary celebrations, which will include Lois Capps, Linda Mathews, president of the SBTSCO (Santa Barbara Toba Sister City Organization), Mayor Schneider, and Akira Chiba, consul general of Japan. Toba also has a dolphin fountain identical to the one created by Santa Barbara artist Bud Bottoms in 1989, which resides just a tiara’s toss from Stearns Wharf. Hands across the ocean, indeed.

Take It to the Grave He left us for more heavenly pastures seven years ago, but Michael Jackson, whose Neverland estate in Los Olivos is on the market for $100 million, is still raking in the cash. This year the late King of Pop earned a staggering $825 million, making him far and away the biggest deceased celebrity earner of the year. A long way back in second place in the Forbes magazine list is Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, whose son, Monte, owns the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, originally founded by the late author Barnaby Conrad. The popular cartoonist, who died in 2009, earned $48 million, mostly from licensing revenue and the release of a 3-D Peanuts movie last year. Forbes explains the reason for Michael Jackson’s financial windfall is his estate’s decision to sell his halfshare in The Beatles catalog to electronics giant Sony for $750 million, which the Thriller star purchased the rights to in 1984 for $47.5 million and then sold 50 percent of it to Sony in 1995 for $115 million. Golfer Arnold Palmer, who died last month at the age of 87, is listed at number three with earnings of $40 million, mostly made while he was still alive. Elvis Presley, who died aged 42 in 1977, is next in ranking with $27 mil-

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They’re a twosome, it seems, for the purpose of denying Charles Newman the position he now holds on the Montecito Water Board. Newman spent months at the Montecito district office studying water problems before he was appointed to the board 15 months ago. He knows a thing or two about water and, as a retired corporate lawyer, about corporate culture. So do Wicks-Plough. At least, Wicks does. Wicks is proud to announce that he has 40 years’ experience in water utility management, committed to profit for shareholders by raising rates and ignoring infrastructure problems. He doesn’t brag about the last part, so I’ll do it for him. Consider Ojai: as CEO of American States Water for 18 years, Wicks put his corporate culture in place at 42 water systems across California. In Ojai, American States’ subsidiary Golden State hiked its rates over time to triple those of its neighboring community-owned Casitas Municipal Water District. This did not go down well, so Golden States installed bulletproof glass at its offices. Then, two years ago, one of its rotting water mains blew up and destroyed the town’s favorite movie theater. Residents decided they’d had enough and voted (by an 87 percent margin) to kick Wicks’s corporate culture out of town.

They raised a $50-million bond to buy out Golden State and went to court. Millions of dollars in legal fees later, they’re still fighting. Consider Claremont: same Wicks corporate culture, same rate hikes, same infrastructure rot. Two years ago, its citizens, by a vote of 72 percent in favor, borrowed $135 million to get Wicks’s corporate culture out of their lives. They’re still fighting. Of course, Wicks got out of town before the water hit the screen at the Ojai Playhouse movie theater (he got out of Claremont, too), but now he’s come to grace Montecito with his corporate culture, which, by the way, was already the height of corporate fashion when he took over American States. Margaret Thatcher had just privatized 18 of Britain’s water companies to international acclaim. You know the rest: rates tripled and infrastructure decayed. Consider London: Its water company, Thames Water, can’t afford to build the new sewer main it needs to update a system that has been in place since Queen Victoria. Even after tripling its rates, Thames is so far in debt it has had to ask for government assistance. So now, taxpayers will get to subsidize the corporate culture that tripled rates and allowed infrastructure to rot. Why? The owners of Thames Water – banks in China, Australia, and

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Abu Dhabi – will not be denied their profits. Think. Carefully. Ralph Thomas Montecito ratepayer (Editor’s note: Aw, c’mon, while we too, as do you, have Montecito’s best interests at heart, let’s not get carried away. The facts in any of the above cases and situations are very likely up for interpretation. I guess now that Lady Thatcher is dead and buried, as is her brave attempt to get the UK working again after 40 years of socialist sloth, her legacy is also up for reinterpretation, but the idea that a publicly owned and/or run water company would be more financially cautious and better run that a private concern is a dubious proposition at best. There are just too many examples worldwide of stateowned institutions (see Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, France, Amtrak...) over-running budgets and, well, making a complete mess of things. Privately run companies offering public services often find themselves in the crosshairs because they are trying to charge what really is required to make things work, not what is politically palatable. The Montecito Water District’s board members may have found themselves flat-footed in the face of this latest and lengthy drought, but they’re not evil people. Neither are those running for the board in this election. Becoming a board member at this time will consume a great deal of each member’s time and will require both quick schooling and a thick skin. We wish the winners well, whoever they turn out to be. – J.B.)

Support for Mosby

I am writing to urge Montecito residents to elect Tom Mosby to Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors. I have known Tom for the past 11 years, during which I worked with him on numerous projects in his capacity as general manager of Montecito Water District. He is honest, fair, and exceedingly knowledgeable as an engineer and water manager. Equally important, Tom has lived in Montecito for over 50 years. He knows his community and he sincerely cares for its well-being. Tom’s professionalism, integrity, and 35 years of water management experience enable him to successfully deal with the myriad issues and problems posed by our historic drought, and to implement necessary, cost-effective changes to ensure Montecito can meet all its most important water needs now and in the future. Alexander Lejeune Montecito

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benefit greatly from his election. Walter Owen Montecito

Everything is Free

Thank you for allowing space to share my concerns about some foundations and their use of subsidized funding. Mother Teresa was not known for flying around the world stashing money in off-shore accounts, so there does not seem to be laws regulating the practice or even the reporting of profits. Federal tax law requires 2% of profits realized from foundation money be taxed or used for operating expenses. For a brilliant businessman or a savvy numbers person: if you lose enough money, one can avoid tax responsibility for years on end.  Through an oversight, businesses operated under the Economic Visa Program are regulated by USCIS and only have to meet requirements in each participating state and create 10 jobs. The DOJ can only sue in federal court in cases of war crimes genocide and tax evasion. This means no ADA, no HUD Fair Housing, no EPA, no FTC, few Human Rights. Some with ties to shipping, world trade, and nobility cannot be sued in the country they serve under some archaic trade agreement if they are on a mission of chivalry for God and country. This helps explain how slumlords and child predators with access to our schools avoid prosecution.  The ADA holds the safety standards for people with disabilities and protects my civil rights. At the moment, I find myself without due process and with no way to report abuse. Funding for housing vets will soon be released, and there are no requirements in Santa Barbara that it be wheelchair accessible if the property is donated for non-profit use. How are we going to explain that to them? Many people will experience problems with limited mobility as they age. Without accessible options, many will end up in highly subsidized institutional care at taxpayer expense. They get to keep 95 percent of the funding, and the whole process repeats itself. The good news is that people will only live two years on average in an assisted living facility, so it ends up being cost-effective.  Let’s look at what else is being promised. Free childcare, free college education, choice of schools, more police. At what cost? Karen Friedman Carpinteria  (Editor’s note: Not to worry, Ms Friedman; this country has been “borrowing” money for the past 50 years in order to “pay” for those free things. My guess

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is that will continue until, well, until it can no longer continue. So, you, parents seeking child care, and college students in search of a “free” education will get what you want, along with more police is that’s needed, and anything else a politician can conjure because, after all, it not only isn’t the politician’s money, it is no one’s money. It is, in fact, “free” money. – J.B.)

Put New Construction on Hold

After five years of drought, with Lake Cachuma at record-low levels, the relevant water districts should invoke their emergency authorities and immediately suspend all construction permits, including that of the huge hotel complex in Montecito, until the drought is over. Why should the responsible citizens of Santa Barbara and Montecito limit their water usage, only to have their water savings wasted by a luxury hotel and other new construction projects? It makes no sense and it is fundamentally unfair. Moreover, these construction projects only put the uniquely beautiful Santa Barbara-Montecito coastline on the irreversible path of becoming the next over-built, traffic-snarled, polluted L.A. These construction proponents should move back to L.A. and overbuild to their hearts’ content, and please leave Santa Barbara and Montecito alone. Robert Coronado Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: Nice sentiments, Mr. Coronado, but the Miramar was among the first hotel resorts in the Santa Barbara area and served the public in Montecito for more than 100 years. There’s a man – Rick Caruso – who has put up a great deal of money in order to reconstruct the Miramar as a high-end resort. Unless you and we are willing to compensate him, there’s not much chance of his being stopped, nor should there be. – J.B.)

We Like Tom

After reading several articles and letters in the Montecito Journal about the upcoming Montecito Water District (MWD) Board election, we are frankly disgusted in the manner that one of the candidates, Tom Mosby, has been portrayed and written about. It is quite obvious to us that the writers and/or contributors do not know Mr. Mosby, nor do they know the contributions he has made to the MWD and the Montecito community. My wife and I have known Tom for more than 20 years, as one of the MWD reservoirs is accessed through our property. Over the years, we have had many encounters with Tom and MWD, and in every case Tom very articulately and diplomatically represented the District and the Montecito community position with great dig-


nity and at the same time respect for our position. There is not a person in our community with greater integrity than Tom Mosby. He is, and has been, a strong advocate for the residents of Montecito at the state, county, district, and MWD Board level throughout his entire tenure with MWD. He has always strived for what is best for the Montecito community, no matter what opposition or challenge he may encounter. If the Journal’s readers take the time to read Mr. Mosby’s rebuttal (MJ #22/41) to Mr. Hazard’s article (#21/40), they will begin to understand who Tom Mosby is, what he stands for, and the tremendous contributions he has made to the Montecito community over the years. It is obvious that Mr. Hazard does not really know Mr. Mosby and beyond that, his political bias is unprofessional and inappropriate. We urge the residents of Montecito to vote for a man who will not only represent their best interests, but will do so with the highest integrity. Gregg and Katherine Crawford Montecito

Defending Tobe

I wish to reply to Dick Shaikewitz’s recent article (“Worst Drought Requires Best Candidates,” MJ #22/40). Mr. Shaikewitz is currently serving as a board member of the Montecito Water District, and in his article he disparages my husband, Tobe Plough, who, along with Floyd Wicks, is currently running for the board of directors of the Montecito Water District (MWD). Mr. Shaikewitz’s major complaint against Mr. Plough’s candidacy is that he has no “background or knowledge of water” and because of that, would be unfit to be elected to the MWD Board of Directors. If “background or knowledge of water” was the main job criteria for all the currently serving MWD Board of Directors, then all of them should immediately resign. Mr. Shaikewitz was a Midwest practicing trial lawyer for 35 years before he became a MWD Board member; Jan Able, who is retiring from the MWD Board after 25 years, lists her occupation on the board’s web site as “community volunteer”; Doug Morgan’s professional background was as an economics professor; Sam Frye’s occupation is a “ranch foreman”; and Charles Newman spent 43 years as a lawyer specializing in defense of large corporation clients in class-action lawsuits (that information was taken from his bio on the MWD web site). It should be noted that this “experienced” board, with its two trial attorneys, has over the last decade been unable to file two legally required

Urban Water Management Plans with the State of California – which were due in 2010 and 2015 – and even missed the last deadline when they were recently given a six-month extension! Tobe Plough has a long-standing, professional background in solving complex management and infrastructure problems. His background in finance will assist the MWD in future negotiations with Santa Barbara City to obtain desalinated water for Montecito. In desal negotiations with Santa Barbara City, the MWD Board, with its two bickering attorneys taking the lead, has made a complete mess of the process. They snubbed the City’s request for a response by December 31 because they thought it would rain. Later, the MWD went crawling back to the City to reopen discussions, and the City responded that it would only agree to further talks if the MWD paid them $500,000. It has been 15 months and there is still no resolution in sight. Tobe Plough and Floyd Wicks can do a much better job. As new MWD Board members, they will bring a fresh start to current stale negotiations with Santa Barbara City over the desal contract. They will also immediately start negotiations with the Montecito Sanitary District (MSD) to get treated reclaimed MSD water for residents to use on landscaping and to replenish the massively depleted groundwater basin, which our beautiful Montecito trees depend upon for their water source and lives. Currently, all that water – over 700 acre-feet a year – is being dumped into the Pacific Ocean. It’s time for a change in the Montecito Water District Board of Directors. Our water rates have never been higher, and there are no new drought-relief solutions coming from the current board. For the first time in eight years, we have a choice in determining who will serve as a director on the Montecito Water District Board. Please cast your vote for Tobe Plough and Floyd Wicks. Sally Bromfield Montecito

Fine Food & Fine Wine

One of the most comprehensive fine food & fine wine events in America, the Central Coast Wine Classic, concluded its 31st Annual event, and the results were extremely positive. There has never been a charity auction that has bridged two counties, and the concept was somewhat intimidating, particularly considering the fact that our patrons needed functional transportation to move among so many venues, and that some of those venues, such as Hearst Castle, for example, require quite specific planning

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and execution. The Wine Classic concluded at the Nesbitt Estate in Summerland with the Rare & Fine Wine & Lifestyle Auction, which brought in $781,830, including gifts to Fund-A-Need beneficiaries, $20,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County, $69,191 to the Léni Fé Bland Performing Arts Fund created by 2016 Wine Classic honoree Sara Miller McCune, and $94,000 to the Hearst Castle Foundations, the Hearst Preservation Foundation and Friends of Hearst Castle, that sustain the artifacts and their access at Hearst Castle. Between 2004, when the Central Coast Wine Classic Foundation was formed, and 2016, with an event not being presented in 2015, the foundation has conferred over $2,750,000 to 129 beneficiaries in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties whose missions are in the healing, studio, and performing arts. The 32nd Annual Central Coast Wine Classic will be scheduled for the summer of 2018. Details will be announced in 2017. Archie McLaren San Luis Obispo

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Setting the Record Straight.... To: All Voters in the Montecito Water District

As a candidate for the Montecito Water District (MWD) Board of Directors I need your help in dealing with a distortion of my record. My opponents have suggested that, “If you elect me, I will privatize the Montecito Water District.” This is sheer nonsense. I have repeatedly and emphatically denied this false accusation, but as Mark Twain once noted, “A falsehood can travel halfway around the world, while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” Furthermore, if a motion were made to privatize MWD, I would vote against it. Even if someone did propose privatizing the District, that decision would have go to a vote of all Montecito residents. The primary decision for voters in this election is: Who are the two best candidates to make the necessary changes to successfully take MWD out of the 1950s and into a new water future? Unlike my entrenched opponents, I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Water Resources Engineering. Unlike anyone on the Board, I have successfully run a water company, serving over a million people in 75 California communities. I retired from that position eight years ago. I also served as President of the National Association of Water Companies. In addition, I served as a Trustee of the American Water Works Research Foundation, a knowledge portal in water research, asset management, desalination and reuse. I co-chaired the Southern California Leadership Council and its Water Task Force, comprised of private business leaders and public officials from all over southern California. Nationally, I was the only water expert chosen by President William Clinton to serve on the President’s Commission for Critical Infrastructure Protection. My international service has included serving on the Board of “Water for People,” a non-profit organization dedicated to helping impoverished people worldwide to improve their quality of life by supporting sustainable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene projects. That record of public water service is unmatched by anyone on the current Board. If elected, I will join fellow Board candidate Tobe Plough, in bringing our combined executive management and strategic planning experience to work for this community in crafting fact-based solutions that will provide Montecito and Summerland with reliable water at an affordable cost. Sincerely,

Floyd Wicks Candidate Montecito Water Board


The Montecito Water District is a local water district that is facing serious challenges. Enter Floyd Wicks, a twenty-five year Montecito resident and the former President and Chief Executive Officer of American States Water Company and Southwest Water Company, two of the nation’s largest investor-owned public water systems. He is a registered engineer with unparalleled experience in managing water systems in over 50 geographic locations across the United States. He is endorsed by and has the support of the California’s water experts listed below as a knowledgeable professional with a track record of success. Isn’t it time we have a member of the Montecito Water District board that has actual experience in the water field? John Bohn Former President and CEO Moody’s credit ratings Former Commissioner California Public Utilities Commission Susan Kennedy Former Chief of Staff Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Former Commissioner California Public Utilities Commission William “Bill” Dendy Former Executive Director California State Water Resources Control Board David Sunding, PhD Chair of Natural Resource Economics Former Senior Advisor President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors University of California Berkeley Rodney Smith, PhD President Stratecon Inc. Strategic Planning and Water Economics

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On the Water Front (Part I) 

by Dick Shaikewitz Mr. Shaikewitz is president of the Montecito Water District Board of Directors. The following views are solely his own, and not necessarily those of the Montecito Water District (MWD) Board of Directors.

Correcting Water Misinformation


here are a number of reasons why so much water misinformation is being disseminated. Some are because during the drought, various members of the five-person MWD Board attend 15 or more meetings a month. Less than half a dozen interested District customers attend one or two of these a month — that’s 10% to 15% of the meetings. Put another way, these customers miss out on 85% to 90% of the information board members receive. At several MWD Board and Montecito Association meetings, I suggested that if our customers wanted to better understand our water situation they attend our meetings. Yet at the vast majority of them, usually only the directors assigned to them are present from the District. One of the 10% to 15% is Bob Hazard, the associate editor of the MJ. He writes weekly articles read by District customers, unfortunately disseminating misinformation because he doesn’t know 85% to 90% of what’s going on. The associate editor is proud of being a former president of Birnam Wood Golf Club. This appears in his byline bio. He writes as though he greatly cares about Montecito. Does he? It’s my understanding that he served on Birnam Wood’s board for four years and was president for two of those. It was about that time that I and two others came on the MWD Board, as well as Tom Mosby becoming our general manager. We learned that single-family and multi-family customers were paying $3.75 a unit for water. But we were shocked to also learn that the two private Montecito golf clubs, and a few other entities were only paying $2.12 a unit for water. We quickly put a stop to this. But why did someone who professes to care about the community not take action to try stop this, so that those who could not play on the private golf courses didn’t have to help pay for those golf courses’ water? Mr. Hazard has stated that when Charles Newman, the last board member selected by the MWD Board to fill a vacancy until the current election, that there were two other great candidates who were passed over. He said that Newman’s selection was because I knew him in St. Louis. I never met Mr. Newman when I lived in St. Louis, and Mr. Hazard personally attended the board meeting where the three candidates were interviewed. He was present when the two who were not chosen said that they traveled a lot, and could devote only one or two days a month to the MWD. Mr. Newman had spent three months at the District offices becoming familiar with everything he could about water, and stated that he could spend as much time as the position required. The board’s choice was easy. Mr. Hazard, even though at the meeting, apparently did not hear what was said, or he forgot. On many occasions, Mr. Hazard has stated that due to the incompetence of the MWD Board, the City of Santa Barbara would not negotiate desal with MWD unless they were paid in advance $500,000. He seems to not comprehend the real reason that was explained to him. The City, like the MWD, is a not-forprofit institution. When we have a customer who wants our District to help with a project that benefits them, our staff estimates the cost of the time they will spend, and requires that that sum first be deposited with the District before anything will be done. Six years ago when Rick Caruso, No. 156 on Forbes richest 400 list with $3.7 billion, wanted to possibly move some water meters and pipes on the Miramar property, our staff estimated the cost of the time they would spend, required him to pay it upfront, and he did. This is the normal procedure that’s followed, and not the misinformation that’s been promulgated.

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The City’s current yearly obligation for their desal plant is $3.2 million, which includes interest for 20 years. Plus, they will have a yearly Operations and Maintenance (O&M) cost that includes labor, chemicals, and energy of $4.1 million (under a five-year contract). If O&M stays the same, the City will pay about $150 million over 20 years. But there will certainly be other expenses for transmission pipes, replacement filters, and increases in labor, chemical, and energy that will probably bring the 20-year cost to $200 million. In helping to decide whether to sell water to MWD, and at what price, the City will have to do revised cost and engineering studies, and negotiate new contracts for water production units, construction installation, and O&M. The City estimated their costs for these and requested MWD to pay them up front — exactly what MWD would require of the City if the situation were reversed. He finds fault with MWD spending 14 months negotiating desal with the City and not having reached an agreement. It doesn’t seem to matter that other similar negotiations in California have taken two years; he’s certain the two candidates he’s endorsed could have done it in half that time. These agreements are very complex. Our staff, ad hoc committee, and board have had in excess of 50 in-person and telephone meetings with the City’s staff and our consultants. There are multiple issues that were addressed and will have to be addressed. These include: A) The initial City proposal called for a 20-year contract. MWD requested options, or that the contract run for as long as the desal plant can be operated. We are concerned that once we’ve helped pay for a portion of it over 20 years, a new city council may decide they no longer want us. The City seems receptive to our request. B) What obligations do we and City have if for any reason, such as fire, earthquake, mechanical breakdown, or labor stoppage, the desal facility shuts down? C) Our initial request is for 1250 AFY. We would like an option for an additional 1250 AFY. Will it be granted, and with what terms? D) May the City, if they decide they no longer need the desal plant, close it down? Likewise, if we find other sources of cheaper water, what, if anything, can we do to lessen our commitment? E) The City has requested that MWD pay 40% of various plant costs. We believe it should be 28.6%. Both agencies have reasons for their positions. Each is trying to do what they believe is best for their District. Present and future percentage agreements need to be reached for every current and possible future aspect of the project. With a 20-year cost of about $200 million, every percent is $2 million. If the agreement extends to the future life of the facility, every percent could be $4 or $6 million. MWD has about 4,400 accounts to pay for its share of a desal agreement. We are trying to be as careful and cautious as possible in looking out for our customers’ interests. F) There is criticism from Mr. Hazard and his two endorsees for our not having a five-year Urban Water Management Plan on file with the State. Interestingly, the State has never criticized us or claimed we violated any law. The claim is that we are not eligible to receive State grants or loans. We recently did receive a State grant for $500,000 to help pay for the pumping barge in Lake Cachuma. We haven’t requested any State loans, because the projects we’re now involved with are not eligible for them through us. Since the desal facility is entirely on City property, they are the ones who apply for and possibly receive the loan. This is because the State, or any bonding company, requires a lien on the financed project, so that if payments stop, they can seize the asset. We, in turn, would contract with the City to pay our share. This is exactly how it’s been done with our participation in having our water treated at the City’s Cater treatment plant. I have tried to clarify some of the misinformation the community has been and is receiving. •MJ

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agreement is signed. We had one in the early 1990s before we gave up our right

by Bob Hazard to reliable, locally controlled desalinated water when we refused to contribute

Mr. Hazard is an Associate Editor of this paper and a former president of Birnam Wood Golf Club. The following opinions and statements are his own and are not necessarily those of the editorial board of Montecito Journal.

New Blood or Business as Usual?


or the first time in eight years, there are four candidates running for the Montecito Water District (MWD) Board. Each candidate offers a different skill set and ideas for securing a long-term reliable water supply at an affordable price. Unfortunately, Montecito voters can only choose two of the four candidates. There is a clear difference between those candidates who support MWD’s current performance record and those who believe it is time for a change: new ideas, new leadership, new solutions. Missing in Montecito for the last 11 years – since 2005 – are three things: 1) a long-term water management plan; 2) capital investment in reliable delivery systems; and 3) a responsible funding plan for new water sources and infrastructure upgrades. It is difficult to overcome the advantages of an incumbent candidate, or one who has served as a GM under the current MWD Board. No outside candidate has ever defeated an incumbent in the last quarter of a century, and there are no election records to support a non-incumbent victory before that. This election is not a popularity contest. It needs to be decided by conditions on the ground. The choices are not easy, but the future health of our community is at risk. We made bad choices in the 1990s, relying on false promises of state water to protect us from future droughts. So where does that leave us today compared to our neighboring communities?

No Long-Term Water Management Plan

The current board and former staff have had decades to plan for a reliable water future. Today, there is no long-term water management plan as required by the State of California and no plan for regional cooperation with other South Coast agencies. Without a plan, there is zero chance of Montecito receiving favorable state financing in the form of low-interest loans or grants. The MWD Board needs fresh thinking to mitigate the devastation of a continued drought, and the potential effects of possible permanent climate change. If you don’t know where you want to go, any road will take you there.

No Reliable Delivery System

There are four areas of current deficiencies in MWD’s water delivery systems: Four years ago, MWD imposed a five-year 55% compounded increase in water rates and meter charges, allegedly to fund the replacement of 23 miles of near 100-year-old aging and leaking Montecito pipelines, at a projected cost of a million dollars a mile. Since then, these funds have been diverted to the purchase of imported water, while “kicking the can down the road” on the replacement of vitally needed water mains and an updated local delivery system. MWD’s second delivery system failure concerns an unwillingness to invest in a recycled water delivery system for Montecito. It is maddening to watch the sprinklers lavishly spraying recycled water on the new Jack Nicklaus course at the Montecito Country Club, while neighboring Montecito residents are experiencing a community brownout. The difference is that the City of Santa Barbara has planned, financed, and built a delivery system to bring treated wastewater from its recycle plant to the Montecito Country Club. Every drop of recycled water used for landscaping means one more drop of potable water available for household use within the City of Santa Barbara. Goleta, the City of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Ventura, and Oxnard have all invested in recycling as environmentally responsible. The use of reclaimed water is preferred for state and federal funding or low-cost loans. The City of Santa Barbara is putting the finishing touches on its upgraded sanitary plant, and like Goleta and Carpinteria, will soon have an excess of treated wastewater. MWD has no plan to deliver recycled water to Montecito, except an absurd program, rejected by all other local water districts, to deliver Goleta’s excess wastewater to private estates in Montecito, at hugely expensive prices, via tanker truck, with the revenues flowing to Goleta. If trucking water is such a good idea, why not treat Montecito’s wastewater and sell it to local users instead of discharging it into the Pacific Ocean? The third water delivery deficiency is that MWD has no system for the delivery of desalinated water from the City of Santa Barbara, even if a purchase 20 – 27 October 2016

to the modest costs of mothballed maintenance and renewal of desal permits. This delivery system was later destroyed in an earthquake and needs to be replaced. The fourth deficient water delivery system concerns our inability to convey an adequate supply of either purchased state water or imported water into Lake Cachuma for delivery to the South Coast because of 124 miles of undersized pipes. What good is it to be told we have adequate water until 2020, when it can’t be delivered into Lake Cachuma because of infrastructure constrictions?

No Funding Plans

Without a long-term water plan, it is impossible to develop long-term funding plans, which is part of the reason why we have had eight water rate and meter raises in the last four years. In addition, Montecito is the only community in California charging both rationing penalty fees and water surcharge fees to fund operations. We have no funding plan to finance a potential desal agreement with the City. We have no money for unpleasant surprises like the $1.8-million, class-action lawsuit judgment levied against MWD for setting rates improperly, plus a $500,000 award to plaintiff’s attorneys for legal fees, plus the District’s own legal costs.

The “Business as Usual” Candidates

Tom Mosby, retired general manager, has been affiliated with MWD, in one capacity or another, for more than 25 years. He is now on a permanent pension, while “double dipping” as a paid board consultant. Unfortunately, Mosby has been associated with many of the MWD Board shortcomings, and it would likely be difficult for Mosby to advocate solutions to problems created during his tenure as GM. It is also a bad business practice to have the new GM, Nick Turner, reporting to the former GM as a board member because it shrinks the stature and authority of the new GM. Charles Newman, an incumbent, who was appointed to the board 15 months ago, has tried unsuccessfully to promote strategic planning and the exploration of recycled water, but he has been unable to convince a majority on the board to follow his lead. Unfortunately, Newman’s skill set as a former St. Louis class-action trial lawyer is similar to that of the current board president, and thus he does not bring a new dimension to board thinking. A functional and effective board should offer a broader range of skills.

Is it Time for a Change?

Floyd Wicks is the most qualified candidate to ever run for the Montecito Water District in terms of water management, engineering expertise, business experience, industry service, and recognition by his peers in both public and privately owned water utilities. Tobe Plough has a lifetime track record of successfully combining his business and financial skills, honed in the private sector, and then applying them to complex public policy issues. His fact-based, solution-oriented approach to decision making is a perfect complement to Wicks’s engineering and management expertise. Is it time to add business and problem-solving talents to the board skill mix? We will get that answer on November 8.  •MJ

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Down Ballot Races

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On Entertainment

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Skipping Steppenwolf Songs is O-Kay by Him


on’t expect to hear very many – if any – Steppenwolf songs when that 1960s-formed rock band’s lead singer and chief songwriter performs a solo show at SOhO Sunday night, October 23. It turns out that John Kay, whose aggressive vocals on one of the timeless rock anthems “Born to Be Wild”, as well as the psych-rock/heavy metal progenitor “Magic Carpet Ride” still resonate almost half a century later, only plays those songs about a dozen times a year during carefully selected dates with the band, and those only serve to fund his Maue Kay Foundation, which he and his wife, Jutta, created in 2004 to focus on wildlife conservation. Kay and Jutta, who have been married for 50 years, are happily ensconced in Montecito now, on Butterfly Lane on the non-beach side of Coast Village Road, in a home they found five years ago after stints in the Hollywood Hills, Nashville, and Vancouver. Most of the traveling they do now is to Africa and other exotic locations for their wildlife

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

work. Indeed, the rare chance to see the rocker in his more stripped-down acoustic format is serving as a benefit for the Elephant Crisis Fund. Kay talked about the band, his solo music, and his conservation efforts last weekend. Q. How did this solo show come about? A. In January, Steppenwolf was on a Legends of Rock cruise, one of those huge ships with 4,700 passengers. They asked me if I’d also be interested in doing a solo show in a smaller room. So I resuscitated some of my material I’d written and done over the years, and it was a lot of fun. I’ve done a few of these for nonprofits. And then

after the show at SOhO in the benefit for their upgrades, I thought it would be a good place to do it again, here at home. So, no Steppenwolf songs? No. John Kay had a completely separate solo career during those same years, a total of five solo albums, sporadic and in between the group efforts. The music is drawn from those and a few songs are ones that I’ve recently written. When I pick up an acoustic guitar, it’s the same guy who preceded Steppenwolf in the early ‘60s when folk music was going through its revival. I was hitchhiking around the continent with a guitar slung

over my shoulder, playing wherever they would let me. I witnessed the amazing transformations like Bob Dylan at Newport in 1965. I had the benefit of learning from those blues giants Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson. My solo songs are formed by two separate influences, blues whether from Texas or the Mississippi Delta or Chicago, and songs that have lyrical substance, things I’d heard back then that was about making music as more than just something to do dance to. So my writing, even underneath the Steppenwolf umbrella, was within the social-political nature. Even more


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so on my solo albums. If you want to see Steppenwolf, though, we’re performing March 4 at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai.

Obviously, you never expected “Born to Be Wild” to turn into such a legendary rock anthem. I’m wondering how the way you have related to that song has changed over the years. People wonder about whether I get tired of it. But that recording has become the engine that pulls the Steppenwolf train around the world. It was used twice to wake the space shuttle crew and one time when we came home from the bush in Serengeti, there was a note congratulating us on the Mars landing, because they played “Born to Be Wild” as the rovers came out of the space ship. The song has a life of its own out there. So, to complain about it would be terribly ungracious. I think “Born to Be Wild” would be fascinating as an acoustic song. Well, I didn’t write it. I can’t do the guitar part. So, doing it acoustically would take all the music out of it. It needs to be up front and in your face. Some things should be left in their original form. Otherwise they loose their oomph. I know that “Magic Carpet Ride” has been dissected several times for the distorted guitar intro and the lyrics. But what is the gist of how you created it? The short version is that we just got lucky. The bass player came up with a hooky riff in the studio and the guys in the booth were busy, so we started to jam. And they told us to go ahead and use it. It was just a groove, then atmospheric overdubs. And finally, I wrote the lyrics in 20 minutes at home. We did the intro, the distorted guitar stuff at the beginning just to get some attention. I remember thinking, if this isn’t a hit, we ought to look at other ways of making a living. Speaking of which, are there any plans to make a new album? No. I’m effectively out of the music business, even though music is still a big part of my life. But to put time and energy into the foundation, we sold all of our royalty rights, the publishing companies, merchandising corporation, the tour bus, master recordings, and just cashed out. So I’m not in the least bit interested in bothering to record what I write now. I’m making music for the sheer enjoyment of it now.

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Light out, Turn on: 5 Qs with Kerrilee Gore

New mother Kerrilee Gore is already expecting her second child with Depeche Mode guitarist-singer Martin Gore in late February. But that hasn’t stopped her from plunging headlong into When the Lights Go Out, which returns to the Lobero Theatre this weekend in an update of her immersive cabaret-theater piece that puts the audience on stage seated on couches and at tables, right up inside of the action. The Montecito dancer-producer’s show – co-created with famed choreographer Jason Young (Madonna) and featuring such crunchy numbers as David Bowie & Nine Inch Nails’s “I’m Afraid of Americans” and Puscifer’s “Breathe” alongside Ella Fitzgerald & Ink Spots’s “Making Believe” – debuted at Carr Winery’s tasting room nearly three years ago before upgrading to the theater in fall 2014. Many of the same performers return, augmented by a few new acts, but as Gore explained, “It’s always something of a new experience as the audience is seated on the stage, so you’re seeing different things because the angles change.” Q. How does your collaboration with Jason Young work? A. This whole thing came out of some of my favorite songs. Whenever I hear music, I see vignettes in my head. Each of the acts in the show starts out exactly that way, then I go to Jason and explain my vision and concept, and he choreographs it. He’s used to dealing with all these huge casts of dancers on stage, so he’s able to make my vision come to life. What’s really fun for me is to see these ideas I saw when I first heard the songs actually take shape on stage with all that production. It’s so exhilarating! The log line for the show is “What happens inside your dreams, between the sheets, and the secrets that we keep”. Is that still at play? Oh, yeah. It’s about exploring all the various ways in life that the light might go out: death, a breakup, depression, or having a one-nightstand, losing yourself in dancing. There’s the theater electrician who creates the world inside his head when the lights literally go out in the theater. He imagines these characters to escape his reality, and in turn, the audience does, too. It’s meant 20 – 27 October 2016

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to be weird and a fantasy, just like dreams where nothing ever makes literal sense. So I like it when people say, “What was that?”... There is a little bit more of a common thread this time around, but it was never meant to be literal but much more open to interpretation. I want the audience to leave with their own version of what it means when the lights go out. Brian Harwell is new in that role, right? Yes. I wanted to make it more concrete, a clearer through line, as we get closer to understanding that role ourselves. He’s great because he has an older feel and can play weathered and a more tragic and tortured soul than the younger guy we had last time. It’s also a very in-your-face approach to have the audience right on stage and close to the performers, sometimes even interacting. In the beginning, it starts with an immersive hour where some of the acts and characters trickle through, roaming about doing things like arguing as a couple. It’s about putting you in a different world. Later, the performers might touch you, or put “caution tape” around you, or even have you get up and slow dance with them. Even if they don’t, it’s pretty amazing to have all these sexy dancers doing incredible choreography all around you.

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Invertigo Dance Theatre’s “After It Happened” was conceived back in 2011, after artistic director Laura Karlin saw a photography exhibit by photojournalist Emilio Morenatti capturing the people of Haiti recovering a year after the devastating a year earlier in 2010. Scenes of disaster and ruin might seem a curious jumping off point for a dance piece, especially for a company known for its highly energetic, athletic, and often upbeat movements whose Santa Barbara debut last year, Reeling, was set completely in a dive bar. “Actually, what drew me was the range of emotional richness,” said company founder-choreographer Karlin over the phone earlier this week. “I tend to make work by finding a context, some situation that fascinates me from many perspectives. Seeing the exhibit sparked the idea of recovering from a natural disaster. I was fascinated by what happens when a community finds itself on the tipping point when the world’s attention goes away and now it’s up


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assault and vicious attacks against Mr. Trump? As I watch this witch hunt against Trump, I am even more likely to vote for him. I have had it. I don’t care if he is an “egomaniac”; most politicians are. Winston Churchill was. Furthermore, I discount the orchestrated and coordinated attacks on him. I will not be distracted. There are very serious problems and issues we must confront. Frankly, I am much more concerned about Hillary Clinton, possibly the most corrupt, untruthful presidential candidate ever. Just look at her words and actions. As a lawyer, she got a child rapist off the hook and laughed about it. She covered up her husband’s abuse of women, even threatened his victims. Based upon WikiLeaks’ release of John Podesta’s e-mails, we now know she is in bed with the media and Wall Street, and she oversaw a “pay to play” scheme between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. WikiLeaks revealed that the Clintons knew Qatar and Saudi Arabia were funding Islamic terrorist groups, including ISIS, and yet they still accepted millions of dollars from them. And how does she view average citizens? She calls them deplorable, irredeemable, and has mocked Catholics, Southerners, and “needy Latinos.” Finally, she wants to saddle us with over a trillion dollars in taxes. Included are a 65% death tax, a 25% federal tax on gun sales, and she will not veto a payroll tax. Is this the type of person we want for president? And what about her declining energy and health? Why do I support Donald Trump? Because he has the strength, energy, and courage to put America first. He cares about our borders, sovereignty, economy, and national security. Unlike the current administration and Hillary Clinton, he will do what is best for our country and citizens, instead of our enemies, globalists, and jihadists. And he will make good trade deals for America, instead of for world governments and corporations. In summary, I am voting for Donald Trump, because this is America’s last chance to get it right and survive as a democratic, sovereign nation. Diana Thorn Carpinteria (Editor’s note: We hope you’re right, Ms Thorn, but so far, Mr. Trump has demonstrated a complete inability to step up and “act presidential.” – J.B.)

All Steamed up

There’s been a lack of recognition that the state of California has a unique geographic-meteorological advantage that can aid it in the inexpensive


geo-engineered conversion of Pacific Ocean water into unlimited fresh water. The Chinese have expanded existing islands in the China Sea for militaristic purposes, and California can do the same in its battle with Mother Nature. Whether from an offshore island (or onshore), drawing-up sea water in large hoses and spraying the mist over any grid of glowing hot material would create large plumes of rising steam clouds, devoid of salt. (It would also create a slurry pool of concentrated salt water that can be reduced… dried… and barged off for industrial and commercial sale.) Meanwhile, constant, dependable easterly Pacific breezes will naturally transport your clouds of (desalinated) water vapor to your Sierra and San Bernardino mountain ranges where the clouds are divested of water into rain and snow. What clouds don’t make it to the mountains will create shade before raining onto your lakes, rivers, and lawns (in addition to the largest and most productive growing valleys on Earth). With the skyrocketing price of water, the ability to fill your reservoirs (even during continuous drought) could be worth upward of $50 trillion over the next 20 years, without factoring in improved quality of life. I’ve worked as a California defense contractor and have decades of overthe-horizon perspective, but this isn’t rocket science; it’s simple science. 1) Evaporation removes salt; 2) hot air rises; 3) Pacific breezes blow eastward; 4) mountains harvest cloud water; and 5) the Alaskan Gulf current that runs down your coastline (with its frigid waters) should magnify some effects. Not only does this make sense; it can also make some serious dollars: the feds have a track record of support for geo-engineering; Providing year-round moisture to your flora statewide will reinvigorate your bone-dry forests; building this infrastructure alone would create hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs along the entire West Coast; water tables will be naturally refilled; Instead of leaving the state, people most definitely will come. Most meteorologists spend their days analyzing wind currents. Today, we use their intel passive-defensively when projecting a forest fire’s path. Yet, a 300-station-steam-driven-sprinkler-system that spans the entire West Coast would make your mild-mannered weather girls the aggressors. By riding the same wind that drives a fire, our clouds will use upwind positioning to track down a fire more doggedly than any heat seeker. Humans, forest fires, armies, and jets all share a fatal design flaw: a glaring vulnerability to rear attack. A fire’s rear is usually the focal point of fuel depletion along with wind and

temperature abatement. Enveloping any wind-driven fire from behind magnifies these inherent defects. Dousing the embers that conflagrations rely upon to jump fire breaks and pre-dousing surrounding trees would seal its fate. Fire coverage from this device would extend from Northern Canada to central Mexico and 1,000 miles inland. With 8 million lightning strikes on Earth every 24 hours (and a large ratio over North America), our U.S. Forestry Service is in dire need of 21st-century weaponry of this caliber in its losing war (with a $1.7 billion price tag for 2015 alone). American supremacy at war is based on one bedrock tenet – we own the sky! While I’ve tried to lay this out simply and logically, I’ve also tried not to overwhelm you with data, as I appreciate how precious time is and how daunting it’d be to investigate a mere theory of this nature. I now live far from California and have nothing to gain, either way. Yet, It pains me no end to see the suffering when you’re holding a winning lottery ticket that could provide a renaissance for virtually every life form in the state... and all you have to do is realize it and cash it in. My continuous efforts to debunk this theory have only led to more reinforcement for it at every turn: economically, environmentally, socially, morally, etc. Similar geographic circumstances exist around the world, and your approach to reversing your drought could reorient the way others think about solving diverse problems. It took the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill to cause Americans to awake to the splendor and majesty of California. Then, steam engineering came along and made the iron horse, which quickly facilitated manifest destiny. The huge population influx has inevitably put a drain on existing in-state resources. Consequently, necessity will force resourceful Californians to see the sea as a new and un-depletable in-state resource they can quickly turn into liquid gold, by using their old ally “steam” to milk the vast Pacific Ocean like a fattened dairy cow. Even a blind man can see that steam is destined be the key to unlocking and augmenting California’s immense potential. Bill Crews Louisville, Kentucky (Editor’s note: Don’t know how we came across Bill’s missive, but I called him and he is genuine, as is his “steamy” idea. – J.B.)

Jeff’s for Newman

The Montecito Water District election is important, and Montecito Journal is doing a good job of informing us about the issues and the candidates. The recent Shaikewitz column and the input from Ojai resident Jim

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McEachen (“Monopolies and Their Discontents,” MJ #22/40) are especially interesting. McEachen has what seem to be legitimate complaints about the private company that managed the Ojai water district and those of other communities.  One of the MWD candidates was the CEO of that company and, according to Shaikewitz, his “main interest appears to be to privatize the MWD.” I Googled “water privatization” and there are many sites, most of them critical of private companies operating water districts such as ours. Several of the many privatization problems are rate increases, diminished water quality, excessive financing costs, reduction of local control. and the supplier being accountable to shareholders rather than consumers. Candidate Charles Newman has made our water situation his seemingly full-time voluntary focus. Although he’s a relative newcomer to water and to Montecito, he has a formidable legal background, and he seems to be very committed to protecting the interests of MWD customers. Jeff Farrell Montecito

An Ode to Hemp

Dr. Burk’s recent letter (“A Voter Guide,” MJ #22/40) gave a negative view of marijuana legalization (Prop 64), but there is definitely a positive side as well, and this is coming from someone who has never used nor plans to use marijuana. Of the numerous positive effects of Prop 64 passing, one of the most important would be the doors opening for the industrial hemp industry in the United States. Industrial hemp has an insignificant amount of THC, so it’s not like all hemp is hardcore marijuana. Hemp can be used to make paper (save the trees), biofuels, building materials, clothing, and many other useful things. Also, the seeds are a nutritious food source, and hemp milk is one of the best nondairy milks around. Hemp is an efficient and easy-togrow crop, and it helps the soil for rotation of other crops. The hemp industry would benefit farmers, the environment, and the economy, and it would certainly create jobs. Naturally, there would still need to be some reasonable regulations in place to prevent a free-for-all from irresponsible pot users, but the absurdity of overthe-top marijuana laws should finally come to an end and give industrial hemp a chance to prosper. Edmund Geswein Lompoc

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criticized the Water District for not updating the strategic plan since 2005. Curiously, last week Hazard also criticized Charles Newman, who was appointed to the board last year for attempting to do exactly that. Since his appointment to the water board, Newman has worked tirelessly to study the issues, build consensus, and change the way things get done (or don’t get done). Newman has made great progress in moving the water board forward in an open and transparent manner. Newman brings 15 months more experience working to solve our water supply problems than the Hazard slate of candidates. We need his experience to ensure continued progress on desalination and recycled water. Our community simply cannot afford any more delays. Newman has brought a fresh, new, and creative approach to creating a strategic water plan based on input from the entire community. Now more than ever, we need the type of leadership Newman offers to help guide our community through our unprecedented water crisis. We have no doubt that when he is elected next month, Newman will continue the progress he has made with tremendous dedication and resolve. Steve and Diane Zipperstein Montecito

Change is Good

For the last two years, I have been one of a very small group of customers who attend the majority of Montecito Water District board and committee meetings. The experience has been sobering on how ineffective the MWD Board and the former MWD general manager, Tom Mosby, have been in dealing with the water crisis we have been facing. In the September board meeting, the current general manager, Nick Turner, stated that the District could run short of water next summer if the drought continues. The shortfall could be even worse in the summer of 2018. The MWD Board has discussed no plans to deal with these potential shortfalls, has not been able to reach agreement with the City of Santa Barbara on acquiring desalinated water from the Meyer facility, and has not found a way to recycle the water now being dumped into the ocean by the Montecito Sanitary District. This is a very poor record of accomplishment at a time when surrounding communities have plans in place to address the crisis, and our trees and landscaping are dying. As customers and voters, I believe we should say “enough!” We have a new competent general manager in place, but the composition of the board needs to be changed so that we have open and effective planning to 20 – 27 October 2016

deal with the crisis. By his words, Dick Shaikewitz appears to want a continuation of the lack of accomplishment and focus on trivial matters. He appears to fear having board members who are businessmen who actually understand how a viable business does and should work and who have a solid record of accomplishment. Floyd Wicks is incredibly well-qualified to be on the board; he has the perfect educational background in water engineering and the relevant work experience in water management to guide the proper planning and governance for the District. He is a long-term resident of Montecito who has the community’s best interest at heart. He is a decent man who should be offended by Shaikewitz’s canard on privatization. Floyd and Tobe Plough are superb candidates to shake up the MWD Board and finally get plans in place to deal with our water crisis. They have my vote, and I encourage everyone to support them to bring about the changes we so desperately need. Ken Coates Montecito

No on School Bonds

In case you haven’t heard, voters are being asked to vote for Measures I & J, the Santa Barbara school bond measures on the ballot this November. Supporters of the measures have diligently pointed out the need to make various repairs to the schools and to replace the older portable classrooms. The tax rates of $11.49 and $13.15 per $100,000 of assessed value for the two measures don’t seem so bad, and as they frequently reiterate, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire and renovate the National Armory to augment school programs. So, what can be wrong with voters passing the measures with all these good things in it? Simply put, like a mirage, the reality may not be what it seems. First, the tax rates are only estimates, reflecting a best-case scenario of assessed property values increasing at a steep rate and the generationally low interest rates of today remaining this low for the next decade. If either assumption should prove wrong, tax rates could be considerably higher. Second, these won’t be the only two bond measures on your tax statement. Over the years, the schools in Santa Barbara have passed an alphabet soup of school bond measures. At last count, if these two measures pass, there will be eight different bond taxes on the tax statements of those residing in the Santa Barbara elementary and secondary districts, totaling hundreds if not thousands of dollars of additional property taxes you must

pay every year. Considering that we live in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country, it’s hard to justify the additional expense when so many families can’t afford to live here anymore. Renters will be hit particularly hard, since landlords will undoubtedly increase rents to offset the additional taxes. In a market where vacancy rates are less than 1%, property owners will have no trouble placing the risk of higher school bond taxes on the tenants. Also, it’s not as if residents haven’t been generous over the years passing school bond measures. Only six years ago, voters passed $110 million of bonds for the Santa Barbara schools. Just a few years before, this $77-million city college bond issue was approved by the voters. To paraphrase a famous senator (Everett Dirksen, R-Illinois) who was offended by the endless stories of government waste, fraud, and abuse, “a billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money.” Although we are not talking billions of dollars with respect to these school bond issues, hundreds of millions of dollars, however, is no small sum either. The real question voters should ask is what have we received for all the money spent on school infrastructure. Have test scores improved? Are more kids at grade level in math and

English? Has the percentage of high school graduates needing remedial courses to attend SBCC been reduced? Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any system to capture the data, but I would venture to guess that none of these measures have improved. Maybe the most egregious example of why voters should reject these bonds is because the Santa Barbara School Board of Trustees has not been forthcoming about what the money will be spent on. Although they keep telling us the bond proceeds will be used to ensure safe drinking water, remove lead paint, modernize libraries, and upgrade technology, in reality they voted to expend the bond funds on a brand-new football stadium, like the ones you see in football-crazy Texas, as well as window renovation, new gyms, cafeterias, and locker rooms, pool deck, and Astroturf replacement. Why would they be disingenuous with voters on how the money is spent? Because the consultants and polling firms they hired for a considerable sum of money told them the best way to get voters to keep agreeing to these bonds was to scare them into thinking the schools would be unsafe or dangerous places. The pollsters also advised the district to market the

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Ms. Rachow says they picked leap years for presidential elections to give us an extra day to gossip and fight about all the issues.

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pinions may vary on who should be the next POTUS, but one thing we all can agree on, 2016 has been a particularly weird election year. The temptation to discuss it is irresistible. However, this year is not the first extraordinary presidential election. For example, there was the Kennedy/Nixon race in 1960. I was a grade-schooler, but my mother was a political junkie, and, for the first time ever, much of the process was televised. We watched together, and I absorbed a lot. That 1960 election was very close. A lot of people said it was rigged. So, 2016 isn’t the first year that idea has been promoted. My mother was born just about the same time women got to vote in the United States. She registered as soon as she was old enough and never missed an election. She lived all her life in a typically Midwestern Republican state, and she was registered as a Republican. She seldom said how she voted, so I’m not sure if she stuck with her party or voted her mind. She taught me to stay away from talking politics in polite company, because the topic is a landmine. The only way to play it safe is to discuss the candidates with others who think like you do. That might be less risky, but what’s the point of sharing points of agreement? Arguing is more interesting, and it’s great way to lose friends. I’ve voted in almost all elections since I’ve been eligible to vote. I missed marking my ballot in the Reagan/ Carter race, because I had a job upholstering a sofa, and I thought earning money was more important. Those were the days when you actually had to go to the polls to vote, and you had to get there by 8 pm. I didn’t make it in 1980, but that sofa got its new cover. My father was a lifelong Democrat, but he talked Republican and voted that way, too. He was not shy about yelling at the television, and he shot from the hip most of the time. He would’ve had a great time on Facebook, complaining about this candidate or that. I’m not political like my parents. I don’t feel comfortable with any political party. I think about the issues, but I’m human, and I enjoy a certain amount of gossip and scandal. This election has been rich with that. I don’t like seeing how quickly political discussions on social media 20 – 27 October 2016

turn into flameout wars. Facebook has facilitated so many “unfriendings” the past few months that it’s a wonder anyone is still speaking to anyone. I think my mother was wise to keep her political cards close to her chest. Until this year, I thought the most bizarre election was in 2000 with Bush/Gore, the year of hanging chads in Florida and the SCOTUS deciding the winner five weeks after the polls closed. If Facebook had existed then, it would’ve surely exploded with the impatience of people on both sides. The country split in two that year, and we’ve been in a red/blue war ever since.

I hunger for the daily fix of the next most outrageous thing

The 2000 election was nothing compared to the jaw-dropping circus we’ve seen this year. The political pundits are handling the minute-by-minute examination of the latest outrages and scandals, so I need not elaborate except to say I’ve enjoyed the abundance of cartoons and Saturday Night Live skits. Alec Baldwin should be nominated for an Emmy. Like millions of others, I hunger for the daily fix of the next most outrageous thing that will unfold. We might say we are sick to death of it all, but we’ll miss it when it’s over, I’m sure. In that Kennedy/Nixon race in 1960, when I was still in elementary school, I favored Nixon because I thought he was more handsome. A few years later, I wondered what the hell I’d been thinking, because I realized that Kennedy was definitely better-looking. Luckily, I was too young to vote until years later when I paid much closer attention to issues and properly considered which candidate would do a better job for the country. This year, the term “handsome” does not fit either candidate, so I cannot fall back on my childish ways. I will have to make a more reasoned decision. I wonder how my mother would’ve voted if she’d lived so long. She might’ve kept quiet, because she seldom did reveal her picks. But I’d give anything to talk to her about this most amazing election year. •MJ

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bonds by equating them with better academic outcomes, even though not one dollar will go to hiring great teachers, principals, or improving curriculum and instruction. And then there is the acquisition of the armory, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you will be hearing about again and again. However, it’s curious they can’t decide on how to spend the $20 million. Will it be for career vocational programs or after-school recreational programs? Has there ever been any appraisal, study, or analysis to determine its use and how much it will cost? Moreover, readers may be a tad surprised to learn we are spending millions of dollars to acquire the armory from the state after we donated it to them for $1 many years ago. Is that a good deal for local taxpayers? Finally, they will tout the replacement of deteriorating portables with permanent classrooms. They will not tell you, however, it will cost $1,000 per square foot or $1 million per classroom, an outrageous sum of money for a 1,000-square-foot classroom. Even the Department of Education, to which they report, indicates this is twice as much as it should cost. I know many will be tempted to vote for these bonds because, after all, it’s for our schools, but it might behoove you to see whether we are getting value for our hard-earned tax dollars and whether it make sense to increase the cost of housing for those who can barely afford to live here. Maybe they need to go back to the drawing board and propose a more affordable bond measure for their highest priority needs, and leave all the wish list items for

another day. Lou Segal Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: Please read this week’s editorial, beginning on page five, as we too address these issues. – J.B.)

Clint Says Good-Bye

My twilight years at 84... If you realize each day is a gift, you may be near my age. As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end. There will be a clear cold morning when there isn’t any “more.” No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat. It seems to me that one of the important things to do before that morning comes, is to let every one of your family and friends know that you care for them, by finding simple ways to let them know your heartfelt beliefs and the guiding principles of your life so they can always say, “He was my friend, and I know where he stood.” So, just in case I’m gone tomorrow, please know this: I voted against that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical, socialist, terrorist-excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron currently in the White House. And, I won’t be voting for “that” woman who is running to replace him with the same old s**t. Regards,  Clint Eastwood Carmel (Editor’s note: This has begun floating around the Internet and, though it is probably bogus, it is just too good to pass up. – J.B.) •MJ

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Xenophobia?” he asked. John was also asked why he had “a problem with Scots,” but simply replied: “Only that a tiny percentage of them are rather chippy.” Let battle commence. Check Mate Guests at the El Encanto certainly had nothing to whine about when the affable beret-bearing Archie McLaren presented Santa Barbara philanthropist Sara Miller McCune with a hefty check for $69,191 for her Leni Fe Bland Performing Arts Education Fund, named in honor of her late Montecito friend, who died a few days before her 100th birthday two years ago. The money was raised during activities from Archie’s popular 31-yearold, five-day Central Coast Wine Classic, which this year included our tony town for the first time. The ritzy Belmond hostelry’s ballroom was aesthetically embellished for the occasion by neo-impressionist artist James-Paul Brown, who displayed the beautiful vineyard and mountain art piece he created for the 2016 wine classic brochure and catalog. “Leni and I lamented when performing arts were removed from the school curriculum, and since her death I have vowed to bring it back,” says Sara. “The mission of the Leni Fund is to provide exposure to the performing arts for students in our district, both at the local performing arts venues or in the classroom.” Between 2004, when the Central Coast Wine Classic Foundation was formed, and 2016, with an event not being presented last year, the foundation has given $2,750,000 to 129 bene-

Sara Miller McCune for The Leni Fund; Archie McLaren, director, Central Coast Wine Classic; and Margie Yahyavi, SB Education Foundation executive director (photo by Priscilla)

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Archie McLaren, Homa Yahyavi, Katherine Murray-Morse, and Craig Case (photo by Priscilla)

Four individuals honored for their contributions at the San Marcos Royal Pride Gala are John and Mardi Warkentin, who received the Philanthropy Award; the Citizenship Award to Katina Etsell; and the Community Leadership Award to Sal Rodriguez (photo by Priscilla)

Beside his Artwork “Muses” is artist James-Paul Brown and Juliet Brown with winning bidders Kristin Karst and Rudi Schreiner (photo by Priscilla)

ficiaries in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, whose missions are in the healing, studio, and performing arts, including the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara County Bowl, Opera SB, UCSB Arts & Lectures, SB International Film Festival, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, the Museum of Art, and the SB Symphony. Among those turning out for the occasion were Stan and Betty Hatch, Craig Case, Judy Foreman, Brian and Judy Robertson, Bob Ornstein, Barbara Savage, Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst, Margie Yahyavi, and Linda Rosso. Face Value Former Montecito Union School student Gigi Hadid is the new face of sports giant Reebok’s Perfect Never movement, a campaign calling on women to use physical fitness to find inner tranquility. This has nothing to do with losing weight, but rather improving both your physical and mental well-being. The images show the 21-year-old

supermodel in an intense boxing class, deep in concentration. “Working out isn’t only physical for me. It’s mental,” says Gigi, a keen boxer. “It helps me escape the noise in my head. It’s the only time my mind goes quiet.” The project also promotes the idea of celebrating imperfection and rejecting unrealistic standards thrust upon women – a notion Gigi is very much behind. “When I was a competitive athlete, I used to be so focused on being perfect that my coaches would take me out of competing all together,” she says.  “I’d focus on my mistakes, which would breed more missteps – a domino effect. Until I learned to change the channel, to re-focus, re-set. It was my mistakes, my imperfections, that motivated me.” Gigi is the second high-profile figure to front the campaign. Martial artist Ronda Rousey starred in a video for Reebok in July.

its third annual Royals Gala at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree with a record 450 guests, including Independent publisher Joe Cole and Robert and Robin Fell, attending the Royal Pride Foundation’s dinner, which was expected to raise around $200,000. “It really has gained a great deal of traction since its launch,” says Ed Behrens, principal of the 2,100-student school. “It enables us to do much to improve the school for everyone concerned.” Among this year’s goals are a new quad pavilion and beautification, hallway art displays, and additional computer courses. The gala, co-chaired by Lauri Hamer, Pauline Lowe, and Melinda Werner, honored Katina Etsell, a

nine-year member of the school’s staff, San Marcos Hall of Fame member Sal Rodriguez, who received the community leadership award as a basketball and baseball coach, and John and Mardi Warkentin, recipients of the philanthropy award, who donated funds to renovate the school’s track. John joked that most of his children’s inheritance went to the project, but the youngsters, all San Marcos high graduates, encouraged them in the task, Former student Matt Marquis, president of Pacifica Hotels, emceed the event and conducted the live auction, which saw a Los Angeles getaway, with tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres


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s California’s extreme drought heads into its sixth year, many of us have nearly forgotten what rain feels like. Our dry, parched landscape makes one yearn for a walk through a lush forest on quiet trails carpeted with fallen leaves. And as the days shorten, one can’t help but wish for a big dose of colorful autumn foliage to mark the changing of the seasons. Fortunately for me, I was able to experience all of the above on a recent trip to Connecticut. Actually, it was more of an escape from the big-city chaos and excitement of New York City. While the Big Apple is fun to visit, the neon lights, gridlock traffic, and sheer energy created by its 8.5 million residents can send me into sensory overload in a hurry. The perfect antidote was a trip to the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield, just a little over an hour’s train ride away. The main building at the Center at Fairfield is painted traditional barnred, and local hiking guides are available in its gift shop. The grounds also house several large aviaries, home to a variety of falcons, hawks, and owls, all of which are permanent residents. These birds have suffered injuries serious enough to prevent their release into the wild, so they are used for educational purposes. Nearly 4,500 students visit the Center at Fairfield every year, and the ability to get close to large birds such as these is a highlight for many of the youngsters. According to Nelson North, who has served as executive director of the Audubon Center at Fairfield for the last nine years, one can expect to see 45 to 50 species of birds migrating through the area every spring and fall. “All species of Eastern woodland birds can be found here, from warblers to waterfowl. Our mature shrubland and trees such as conifers, maples, and oaks provide spectacular fall color.” The Connecticut Audubon Society operates 19 sanctuaries throughout the state, most of which have hiking trails. The Center at Fairfield is the main

The logo of the Connecticut Audubon Society can be found all over the “Constitution State,” as it operates 19 different sanctuaries with a variety of ecosystems and habitats

The Connecticut Audubon Society at Fairfield is the main headquarters of the organization, housing a gift shop and six classrooms that serve nearly 4,500 students per year

A museum and travel professional, community volunteer, and lifelong equestrienne, Lynn Kirst is a fourth-generation Californian who grew up in Montecito; she can often be found riding or hiking the local trails

location, and has seven miles of trails and boardwalks that traverse its 152acre wildlife sanctuary. Fairly close to the entrance is the Farm Pond, created as a protective habitat for ducks and geese with limited flying abilities. The large pond also serves as a stopover for migrating waterfowl. The Center at Fairfield also features the Edna Strube Chiboucas Special Use Trail, a 1-mile loop that is surfaced with compacted stone dust, making it suitable for wheelchair and stroller use. It meanders through all major habitat zones found in the Center at Fairfield’s Roy and Margot Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary, with five major wetland crossings and broad viewing platforms. When asked what sets the Fairfield facility apart from other Audubon Society locations in Connecticut, Mr. North was quick to point out that all of the centers are slightly different. “Milford [Smith-Hubbell Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary] is on the beach [facing Long Island Sound], Bafflin Sanctuary [in Pomfret Center] is grasslands, and Harlo Haagenson Preserve [in East Haddam] is on the

The Audubon Society Center at Fairfield is home to the Roy & Margot Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary, the trails of which are accessed through this permanent shelter. Seven miles of trails and boardwalks traverse the sanctuary’s 152 acres of forest, fields, streams, and ponds.

banks of the Connecticut River. Each location attracts particular species of birds.” The Connecticut Audubon Society is currently renovating its Birdcraft Museum, also located in Fairfield. Built in 1914, its extensive collection of mounts and dioramas are undergoing a complete overhaul but is expected to open to visitors next year. Maybe someday I’ll make a pilgrimage to all 19 sanctuaries operated by the Connecticut Audubon Society. Given that Connecticut is the third-smallest state in the Union, that seems like a reasonable goal for a perfect vacation combining bird watching and hiking. Especially during autumn, when the fall colors provide the perfect backdrop to view migrating species.

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Crane’s Country Fair is Sunday, October 23, from 10 am to 3 pm

den areas are also expected to be finished at the same time. In the works for four years before construction officially started, the project was revised multiple times and included extensive review by Montecito Board of Architectural Review. The new buildings will free up older, smaller classrooms on campus, making way for teachers to have “new” workspace and conference areas. “The space will free up older buildings, and we’ll be able to repurpose those areas,” Williams said. In addition, the new Design Center will further the school’s new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and

math) curriculum. The center is being named in honor of Phil von Phul, who taught science at Crane for 30 years and laid the groundwork for the new center. Mr. von Phul passed away last year. The school’s technology and engineering equipment, which is currently being used in a makeshift outdoor classroom, will be moved into the space once it’s finished later this year. “We didn’t want to wait to launch the new curriculum,” Weiss said. The new buildings will house offices for the new educators being brought in to lead the STEAM program, as well as the middle-school director and a school psychologist. “Our goal is for the buildings to look like they’ve been here forever,” Weiss said, adding that the design of the new Oak Quad is in alignment with the existing architecture of the 88-year-old school, including similar-styled Magnolia and Olive Quads, which are set farther back on the 11-acre parcel. The project is part of a larger Master Plan update, which includes future demolition of two of the school’s older buildings (one built in 1928 and one in the 1950s), to eventually make way for an expanded Cate Hall (the school’s theater and auditorium). The Master Plan update also included a new kindergarten, which opened

in 2011, and a new parking lot and entrance schematic, which were completed in 2014. The Oak Quad portion of the project will cost the school roughly $4.5 million and was funded 100% by a capital campaign. “Much of it was paid for by our families, to benefit not only their students but generations of students to come,” Weiss said. Also happening at Crane: the school’s largest fundraiser is coming up this Sunday, October 23, from 10 am to 3 pm. “It’s a traditional country fair where there really is something for everyone,” said Susan McMillan, who is co-chairing the harvest-themed festivities this year, along with Missy Ryan, both of whom are Crane parents. The co-chairs tell us the event is for the entire community, and families from everywhere are encouraged to attend. “Crane considers the fair more friend-raiser than fundraiser,” says Williams. “We’re proud of our school, and this is one way we can share that enthusiasm with the community.” The funds raised through the fair support day-to-day operations at the school, which has a current enrollment of 254 kids from kindergarten to 8th grade. The fair will include perennial classics: a lollipop toss, dart throw, giant slide, bounce houses, dunk tank, face painting, and old-fashioned sack races – just for starters. As a special treat, renowned artist and

Crane mom, Whitney Abbott, will lend her creative flair to an arts-andcrafts booth. There is also an array of new amusements, including a baseball-throw booth that clocks the speed of one’s pitch, a bungee run, and a human Foosball game. No country fair would be complete without traditional fare like snowcones, ice cream, popcorn and lemonade, and of course Big Daddy’s BBQ booth is back by popular demand and will be manned entirely by Crane dads eager to show off their grilling expertise. The fair will also offer an assortment of vegetarian and vegan offerings at the Healthy Hut, thanks to Carpinteria-based Food Liaison, and the Crane Country Kitchen allows fair-goers to purchase sweets and savories straight from the kitchens of Crane’s home bakers and chefs. Crane Country Day School is located at 1795 San Leandro Lane. For more information, visit www.crane

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into the German composer’s 1824 masterpiece with the final movement Ode To Joy, taken from Friedrich Schiller’s 1785 poem, with a packed stage consisting of 150 singers from the SB Choral Society, the Quire Of Voyces, Westmont College, UCSB, and San Marcos High School, giving full voice, along with soprano Jeanine De Bique, mezzo sopranio Nina Yoshida Nelsen, tenor Benjamin Brecher, and bass De Andre Simmons. A most glorious start to what promises to be a superb season of classical musical at its best.

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TV talk show in Burbank and two nights at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills going for $7,500, a trip to Costa Rica snapped up for $5,000, and a romantic weekend at the Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley with a roundtrip flight on a chartered jet, sold for $10,000.

Delivering the Goods Santa Barbra warbler Katy Perry is a rocker of many facets. Just hours before she was due in a Los Angeles recording studio, she helped deliver her sister, Angela Hudson’s baby, a feat she enthusiastically announced on Twitter. “Helped deliver my sister’s baby at 2 pm and am in the studio by 8 pm. GET A GIRL THAT CAN DO BOTH!” the 31-year-old singer declared. This isn’t the first time the former Dos Pueblos High student – real name Katheryn Hudson – has tried her hand at midwifery. She also previously helped to deliver Angela’s first child – daughter Stella – when she had a home birth back in 2014.

Nine Lives Santa Barbara Symphony, under veteran maestro Nir Kabaretti, kicked off its 64th season, with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, his final and undoubtedly most famous work, at the sold-out Granada. After an 11-minute, 2000 work Rapture by New York composer Christopher Rouse, originally commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony, the intermission-free concert launched

Straight from the Hart America’s highest-paid comedian Kevin Hart, who tied the knot with his second wife, model Eniko Parrish, at a Montecito estate in August, has admitted he was to blame for the failure of his first marriage to Torrie Hart. The 37-year-old funnyman, who has hosted Saturday Night Live, the MTV Video Music and BET awards, topped the Forbes list of the high-



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Hi! My name is Trinity Gularte, can I have a minute to tell you a little bit about myself? I am a freshman at San Marcos High School. I am a outgoing adventurous teenager, when I was in second grade at Santa Barbara Community Academy. I raced at the BMX track in Santa Barbara, Eling’s Park. I also enjoy climbing rock walls, and going through the ropes course at UCSB. When I was in 5th and 6th grade I played soccer. Soccer is really fun and when I play I am very aggressive. Science camp was the best! I had so much fun and made many friends. When I was in the 7th grade I went to Yosemite National Park with the youth of my church. We hiked 9 miles to the top of the mountain on the half dome trail. At La Cumbre Junior High, I played volleyball with my older sister, it was really fun. We were able to see our old friends from other schools. I also enjoy camping with my family and friends. I love going to girls camp with my church every summer, this coming year will be my 4th year and we are going to Catalina Island. Girls camp is so amazing, we go with a large group of girls some we know and some we get to know over the next week and years to come. There are many activities to get to know each other more and go hiking, swimming, archery, zip line, crafts and singing camp songs around the campfire. Now I am Proud Royal! I am a member of the Color Guard/ Winter Guard team. This past summer we started learning our routine we have had many long practices, from 9am to 9pm, throughout summer. Our first practice started 2 weeks after school got out. We are all very dedicated and work hard practicing and performing. Our next performance in town is October 28th here at San Marcos High School. I have been putting together a fundraiser, to support my team, with the help and support of my family, friends and local business owners. Let me explain the fundraiser, it will be held at Oreana Winery at 205 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara in the Funk zone. Being that this is Halloween weekend all costumes are welcomed and encouraged. There will be a DJ from 11am to 3pm and a live band from 4pm to 7pm. Food will be served from noon to 7pm. We will be selling a wine cookbook (Chef in the Vineyard), a Novel (The House on Harrigan’s Hill), a children’s book (Julia’s Magic Putter) ranging from $5 to $10 and we will be selling raffle tickets as well. There are many locations that support us and where you can make a donation. You can go to Oreana Winery, Figueroa Mountain, The Good Lion, Santa Barbara Wine Collective, Corks n’ Crowns, Drake, DV8 Cellars, Brass Bear Brewing & Bistro, and Pali Wine Co. Some other locations that are supporters are Super Cuca's Taqueria, The Good Lion, Municipal Wine Makers, Cutlers, and Santa Barbara Winery . I would like to take this time to invite my community to come out to Oreana Winery and all the mentioned businesses on October 29th between 11am and 9pm to show your support. I would like to say a Special Thank you to all the business owners and community. Each of us girls have 3 outfits that are purchased every year, a jacket, 2 pairs of shoes, body tights, make up for performances and competitions, tarps, canopy’s, Ice chests, snacks, water, meals, bus drivers, equipment and transportation. We also have to raise money for our teachers, as their pay checks are paid from the funds that we raise. We have 3 instructors, that teach us the choreography and routines. This is a list that we are fundraising for. My goal is to raise $16,000. So again, I am asking for your support. Please come and show your support to make this goal possible all donations are welcome. We will have balloons filling the streets, follow the balloons they will be marking the locations where you can make donations. Love, Trinity Gularte In Halloween, I viewed the characters as simply normal teenagers. – John Carpenter







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SEEN (Continued from page 16) Kylee Patterson with speaker Ian Bond and wife Julie at the Bayou event

“Since 1965 the SBRM has provided compassionate help an lasting hope to people in desperate need. Last year, we provided 54,239 nights of shelter and 145,078 meals to men, women, and children in our community. Our recovery program has resulted in 679 graduates since 1997.” Board chair Karl Willig said, “We have a 51% five-year recovery rate among graduates, while the national average is only 21%. We also have a 90% employment rate among graduates. One of the graduates, Ian Bond, told us his heart-rending story, which included a good childhood that still led him to booze, drugs, and two divorces. Today he is sober, happily married, raising his wife’s daughter plus a foster child. SBRM Women’s Auxiliary president is Andrea Preiser. Event co-chairs were Susan Hughes and Suzi Ryan, decorations chair Dianne Davis and silent auction coordinators Rose Hodge and Terry Foil. All proceeds go to the Rescue Mission for various programs. And the one who always helps me is director of communications Rebecca Weber, so give her a call at 966-1316, ext. 105, for information.

year. Their handprints were hung on the glass doors, and we all wore a bracelet with a child’s name. There was also a surfboard up for auction with their handprints all over it, as well as world-famous surfer Shaun Tomson’s handprint and autograph.

to TBCF. Emcee Andrew Firestone joked, “Nobody has to go back to work today, so stay and donate.” And then, “These kids are in for the fight of their lives.” Many families face hardship when a parent has to quit work to take care of the child. As executive director Lindsey Leonard told the audience, “We have served 165 families this year.” Two of the youngest fundraisers were 15-year-old Wyatt Taylor, who raised $26,000, and 17-year-old Paloma Angel, who raised $101,000 selling baked goods and $27,000 selling tacos and tequila. The Humanitarian Award went to Cottage Children’s Medical Center. The staff members are true advocates for youth with cancer, and their famiFund-raiser Wyatt Taylor, board member Adriana Mezic, and sponsor Paloma Angel at the Teddy Bear luncheon

lies and go the extra mile in providing comfort, care, and the resources they need. The Krasnoff family received the Pay It Forward Award. They faced the loss of their daughter Lexi to cancer at age 2, but they still give back to TBCF by providing support to other families and being advocates for the cause. Patti Kern won the Helping Hands Award by being involved for more than a decade. Because of her kind heart, she has coordinated major fundraising events and been involved with the Moments in Time program and much more. Some of TBCF’s services are covering hospital stays, rent, or mortgage payments, hotel accommodations, counseling, tutoring, and childcare. If you would like more information, contact creative director Kendall Klein at (805) 308-9943. •MJ

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ealing Ourselves, Healing Our World is the title of a oneday Introduction to Capacitar on Saturday, October 22, at La Casa de Maria Retreat & Conference Center, the beautiful sprawling area located in the Montecito foothills. The workshop offers a basic overview of key Capacitar practices to enhance personal wellness, taught by Taran Collis, a certified Viniyoga instructor and Capacitar practitioner who specializes in adaptations for all levels. The 9:30 am to 3:30 pm workshop includes lunch in the $65 fee. Collis, whose Ayurveda and Yoga expertise focuses on seasonal life practices, meditation, and yoga to optimize health, also a Fall Day Yoga Retreat on Sunday, October 23, when all are invited to soothe the body, mind, and spirit. Using the beautiful grounds of La Casa and the wisdom of yoga, participants will tap into deep connections with the season. The day begins with a gentle and nourishing yoga practice for all levels, while the afternoon offers nature meditations and visualizations. Expect to leave nourished on all levels and ready to receive the gifts the season brings. Lunch is included in the $75 free for the 9:30 am to 3:30 pm workshop. On the extended retreat offerings, La Casa next offers one of its periodic Basic 12-Step Retreats, an opportunity for those in the 12-Step program to experience community, solitude, rest, and conversation over a several days. The event, which runs from Sunday, October 23, to Friday, October 28, features conferences, 12-Step meetings, and time for prayer, reading, writing, and enjoying companions on the journey toward letting go of that which no longer serves you. The retreat is led by Tom Weston, SJ, who is well-

known nationwide for his wry humor and wise and practical insights on the challenges and joys of recovery. Local “commuters” are welcome. Cost $375 ($550 includes accommodations). Céile Dé: An Ancient Gaelic Path of Transformation, which takes place next Thursday, October 27, through Sunday, October 30, is a long weekend devoted to the recently more open esoteric tradition, born in the Gaelic countries, that mean “Servants of God/Life”. The tradition grew from its Druidic roots and branched into Christ consciousness in the first millennium. For centuries, it existed solely as a monastic tradition, but in 2004 it opened to all sincere seekers. It is for people who wish to walk a path that is both practical and devotional. The retreat – led by Sr Fionntulach, head of the Céile Dé Order and the tradition’s current main teacher – offers regular contemplative practices each day, and, in order to allow time for integration, silence between teaching sessions. Each day will begin with meditation before breakfast and end with meditation before sleep. Commuter fee is $450. October 28-30 brings a Modern-Day Monastic Retreat for Artists & Writers to La Casa de Maria. Embrace an artful monastic experience of mindfulness, ritual, communal spirit, and joyful exploration. During the retreat, participants will create a Book of Hours – a beautiful volume featuring hand-marbled papers and illuminated designs that will fill the pages with pencil and pen drawings, watercolor notations, printmaking embellishments, and your responses to poetry and journaling prompts. Led by Joni Chancer and Gina Rester-Zodrow, who have facilitated art workshops nationally and internationally for more than 20

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SBCC’s Center for Lifelong Learning’s fall semester has been going since mid-August, but not only is it not too late to join in many classes that have already started, a large percentage of the offerings have yet to begin. For example, the next session of Hiking Santa Barbara with Roger Sorrow, who also leads classes and meetups in Nonviolent Communication, started Wednesday, October 20, but you can hop in this week and still enjoy five more gatherings featuring gentle exercise in beautiful places and with excellent company. The group hikes the trails, beaches, parks, and neighborhoods of Santa Barbara, with each excursion running approximately three miles over fairly level terrain. The hikes move at a relaxed pace and start with stretching at the beginning and a pause at the halfway point to meditate. You’ll need to call the campus office to find out where they’re meeting this week. Fee: $89. Dana Drobney’s Practicing Mindfulness – Harmony, Health, Happiness, which also began last week, offers a range of mindful meditation, movement, and contemplation techniques so students can discover and create a daily practice that best meets their needs. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome in the classes, which meet 11 am to 1 pm Tuesday through November 15. Drobney also offers a one-day version on Saturday, December 12. Cost is $59 for the weekly, $25 for the Saturday session. Other offerings from the CLL include Catherine Boggs’s Life Realignment for Career Transitioners, which is geared toward folks who might be undergoing a major career transition and aren’t sure what they want to do next so might be experiencing the disorienting emotions, both negative and positive, that accompany career changes. Participants will discover how to clarify your goals and how to re-tool your self-images and beliefs in order to use this transition period to realign with your soul’s purpose and create

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the life’s work you truly desire. The class, which takes place 10 am to 1 pm this Saturday, October 22, costs $25. That same day in Manifestation Magic, held from noon to 4 pm, Kathy Lynn Gruver aims to unlock your inner ability to create the life that you want. Participants will explore how to set reachable and achievable goals, and construct a roadmap of how to get there, using simple yet powerful methods including visualization and affirmations to meet and exceed your aspirations. Content includes cosmic consciousness and meditation to help bridge inner desires with your conscious, outer self. You’ll come away with a personalized vision board of your goals, along with the tools to transform them into reality. Fee is $39, plus $10 for materials. Down the road, and with a somewhat more spiritual bent, Terri Cooper’s Past Life Regression Workshop delves into the theory of Reincarnation, offers participants an opportunity to experience a past-life regression during the session, and then the facilitator, who is a gifted past life reader, brings through vital information that may enhance your understanding of the life you are living and how to maximize its potential. The 10 am to 2 pm workshop on Saturday, November 5, costs $35. Cooper also leads December 3’s Art of Mediumship: Talking to Spirit, which teaches participants how to make communicating with loved ones in spirit a healing and consistent part of their lives, and offers messages in the final hour. Cost is $35.

Further Down the Spiritual Path

Jude Bijou’s How to Communicate Simply, Lovingly, and Effectively, which takes place 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, November 12. Discover how you can communicate constructively and effectively in any situation using the principle of Attitude Reconstruction, which blends elements of Western and Eastern approaches to harness our innate tools to build a life of joy, love, and peace. Topics that will be explored include The Four Communication Rules; the Lucky 13 Communication Tips for talking with others; the ‘I’ 5-Step to speak up about any difficult topic; and other models for resolving differences. Fee: $49. Additional classes in the psychology/spirituality section include Keith Hale’s Whale Whisperer on Saturday, November 5, and The Secrets of Men’s Depression – The Plight of Wounded and Wounding Men on November 19. Classes, except for the mobile ones, are held at the Schott Center, 310 West Padre St., or the Wake Center, 300 N. Turnpike Road. Get details, or register, online at, or call 6838200. •MJ 20 – 27 October 2016

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Joe C. Pauley, upper Montecito’s UPS driver for the last 24 years, retires this week

told us. A native of Carpinteria, Joe began his career with UPS after spending a few years cooking at multiple Sambo’s restaurant locations in California and Colorado. He has spent the last 24 years of his career in Montecito, mainly servicing roughly 200 homes in upper Montecito near Westmont College, on Sycamore Canyon, East Mountain Drive, Coyote Road, and other streets. “I consider the folks on my route to be my friends and family,” Joe said. “I see a lot of them every day, and I’m disappointed I didn’t get to say a proper goodbye.” A few weeks back, an injury caused Joe to need a substitute driver on his route; a new driver will be placed in December. To those wanting to say a proper farewell, a retirement party will be held at Leadbetter Beach on Sunday, October 30, from noon to 4 pm, and customers on his route are welcome to attend. “I hope to see some familiar faces there,” he said. So, what’s next for Joe? He plans to spend quality time with his girlfriend, Shelley, and his kids Stephanie, Christina, Melissa, Katherine, Alexis, and Jimmy. He also has five grandkids: Charlotte, Andrew, Maxwell, Jaxon, Charley, and one more on the way. “I plan to spend more time with them, picking them up for school and taking them on outings,” Joe said. “I’ve enjoyed my time here in Montecito, and I will miss it!” he added.

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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO. 3823 Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3823 for the Central Library South Entrance ADA Improvements Project will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 P.M., Thursday, October 27, 2016 to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, “Central Library South Entrance ADA Improvements Project, Bid No. 3823". The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following: provide enhancements for ADA access for the south entrance to the Santa Barbara Central Library, including on-site relocation of a palm tree and landscaping per plans and specifications. The Engineer’s estimate is $350,000. Each bidder must have a Class A or B license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. There will be a mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting scheduled for Thursday October 20, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at 40 EAST ANAPAMU STREET.





The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular

The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular

meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on

meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on

October 11, 2016.

October 11, 2016.

The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the

The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the

provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as

provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as

amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be

amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be

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

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




Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Per California Civil Code Section 9550, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work.


) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on October 4, 2016, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on October 11, 2016, by the following roll call vote: Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Gregg Hart, Frank Hotchkiss, Cathy Murillo, Randy Rowse, Bendy White, Mayor Helene Schneider





A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work.



January 1, 2016: The call for bids and contract documents must include the following information: • No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]. • No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. • This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.

and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on

The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set forth hereunder. GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA William Hornung, C.P.M. PUBLISHED: October 12 & 19, 2016 Montecito Journal





The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashier’s check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal.

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman City Clerk Services Manager

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman City Clerk Services Manager

The plans and specifications for this Project are available electronically at Plan and specification sets can be obtained from CyberCopy (located at 504 N Milpas St, cross street Haley) by contacting Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The City’s contact for this project is Bradley Klinzing, Project Engineer, 805-564-5456. In order to be placed on the plan holder’s list, the Contractor can register as a document holder for this Project on Ebidboard. Project Addendum notifications will be issued through Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the Ebidboard website or the City’s website at:


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand

October 12, 2016.


) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on October 4, 2016, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on October 11, 2016, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Gregg Hart, Frank Hotchkiss, Cathy Murillo, Randy Rowse, Bendy White, Mayor Helene Schneider







IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on October 12, 2016.


/s/ Sarah P. Gorman City Clerk Services Manager

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman City Clerk Services Manager

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on

October 12, 2016.

October 12, 2016.

/s/ Helene Schneider Mayor

/s/ Helene Schneider Mayor

Published October 19, 2016 Montecito Journal

Published October 19, 2016 Montecito Journal

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Price, Postel & Parma LLP, 200 E. Carrillo Street, Suite 400, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Todd A. Amspoker, 247 Morada Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Ian M. Fisher, 200 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101; Timothy E. Metzinger, 5770 Leeds Lane, Goleta, CA 93117; Douglas D. Rossi, 49 Canyon


Acres, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; C.E. Chip Wullbrant, 1950 Still Meadow Road, Ballard, CA 93463; Kristen M. Blabey, 6955 Cathedral Oaks Road, Goleta, CA 93117; Christopher E. Haskell, 105 La Vista Grande, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Shereef Moharram, 602 Calle Rinconada, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Terry J. Schwart, 1678 East Valley Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93108; Sam Zodeh, 260 Butterfly Lane,

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Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Melissa J. Fasset, 1157 Edgemound Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Mark S. Manion, 26 La Flecha Lane, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105; Craig A. Parton, 33 Langlo Terrace, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; David Van Horne, 525 Picacho Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 20, 2016. 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 Tania ParedesSadler. FBN No. 20160002710. Published October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara

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ORDINANCE NO. 5770 AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE WATERFRONT DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH NATURE’S OWN GALLERY, INC., LOCATED AT 217 STEARNS WHARF, SUITE C, COMMENCING UPON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ENABLING ORDINANCE The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on October 11, 2016. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California.

(Seal) /s/ Sarah P. Gorman City Clerk Services Manager ORDINANCE NO. 5770


) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on October 4, 2016, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on October 11, 2016, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Gregg Hart, Frank Hotchkiss, Cathy Murillo, Randy Rowse, Bendy White, Mayor Helene Schneider







IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on October 12, 2016.

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman City Clerk Services Manager

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on October 12, 2016. /s/ Helene Schneider Mayor Published October 19, 2016 Montecito Journal

Endodontic Dental Group; Santa Barbara Endodontics Dental Office; Santa Barbara Endodontic Dental Practice; Santa Barbara Endodontics Dental Practice; Santa Barbara Endodontics; Santa Barbara Endontics Dental Group, 33 W Mission St. #102, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Terrell F. Pannkuk, D.D.S., MSCD, INC, 33 W Mission St. #102, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 23, 2016. This statement expires

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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 Tania ParedesSadler. FBN No. 20160002754. Published October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Honey and Oak, LLC, 1187 Coast Village Road STE 1-171, Montecito, CA 93108. Honey and Oak

LLC, 1187 Coast Village Road STE 1-171, Montecito, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 15, 2016. 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN No. 20160002675. Published October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Brighten Solar Co.; Brighten Solar Construction, 6487 Calle Real, Suite D, Goleta, CA 93117. Synergetik LLC, 3463 State Street Ste. 257, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 28, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN No. 20160002781. Published October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Red Hair Salon, 1272 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Laszlo Gaspar, 1815 Mountain Ave, Santa Barbara CA 93101. Leora L. Gaspar, 1815 Mountain Ave, Santa Barbara CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 20, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN No. 2016-0002707. Published October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Red Hair Salon, 1272 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Laszlo Gaspar, 1815 Mountain Ave, Santa Barbara CA 93101. Leora L. Gaspar, 1815 Mountain Ave, Santa Barbara CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 20, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN No. 2016-0002707. Published October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016.

VILLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 45)

Hal Altman, a Casa del Herrero docent who finds wonder in George Fox Steedman’s attention to detail

sunny weather and a change in lifestyle pulled me to the West Coast,” Altman says. After deciding upon Santa Barbara, Hal, a detail-oriented guy with a passion for art, antiques, and architecture, took a tour of Casa del Herrero and was smitten by the historic home and its furnishings. But it was another aspect of the property with which the East Coaster was unfamiliar that really interested him: the gardens! “New Yorkers don’t know gardens. They know: ‘Bush. Dead bush. Flatbush.’ That’s it. The Casa has taught me to appreciate all the different styles of gardens, which are incorporated into this local landmark,” he said. Casa del Herrero is George Fox Steedman’s enduring legacy. A Harvard-educated mechanical engineer, Steedman took great satisfaction in figuring out a more streamlined system or enhanced function for everyday gadgets such as safety devices in his workshop, “surround sound” in his entertainment center, and how to make outdoor furniture endure. “I’ve gotten to know Mr. Steedman through his sense of detail,” Hal says, noting Steedman was “ahead of his time” with his creations. In addition to donating time to the Casa, Hal is also a naturalist on whale-watching excursions. “Being a big-city guy, nature tends to elude you. I felt so deficient in my knowledge, and this provides me with a great opportunity to connect with the world, and learn all about whales!” Now Hal gives two or three trips per month. Hal has the distinct honor of being the only person in modern times to be married at the Casa. He and his bride, Deb, chose the iconic fountain in the fern garden, facing up toward the house and loggia for their wedding. “It was about the most intimate ceremony it could be: man, woman, minister. So every time I give a tour,

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it’s very personal to me; I mean, I got married here!” When asked what makes the Casa so special to him, Hal replies: “I tell people all about the personalities of the Steedmans as told through the Casa. About the interaction between George and George Washington Smith. How Mrs. Steedman did the floral design and about her needlepoint work. You can tell by their designs that they were down-toearth, practical people. Everything that was done makes it very intimate, and that’s what I really go for; the human beings rather than what they made or what they owned. Casa is part of what makes Santa Barbara and Montecito so special and historic. A visit to the Casa is like being immersed in our local history.” To learn more, visit www.casadel

Open House at Fire Station

In honor of Fire Prevention Month, Montecito Fire Department (MFPD) invites community members to an Open House on Sunday, October 30, from noon to 4 pm, at Station 1, located at 595 San Ysidro Road in Montecito. The open house will be an opportunity to meet the firefighters, take a tour of the station, experience the Fire Safety House, view the Apparatus Display, learn about fire safety, and more. “We look forward to seeing the community,” says Montecito Fire chief Chip Hickman. Also happening at MFPD: the 5th annual Season of Hope food and toy drive is currently underway, and the district is accepting donations of non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys at both fire stations in Montecito. For more information, visit www. or call 969-2537. •MJ MONTECITO JOURNAL


ENTERTAINMENT (Continued from page 31)

to them. That in-between space is so rich with possibility.” Several of the photographic images suggested theatrical moments to Karlin, particularly one of a woman using a blue tarp as an article of clothing. That same object became both a literal and symbolic thread running through the whole piece, a central theme representing creativity and transformation, Karlin said. “It’s woven throughout, both in personal transformation in the moments – PTSD, grief, hope, humor, all those ways. But also how we literally transform our environment around us.” To that end, the tarp is employed in several scenes, she said. “It turns into ocean waves, and becomes part of the set piece. It’s a blue bird puppet, a soccer ball, and the haute couture dress that also uses packing tape, like a super Project Runway. We didn’t just literally interpret the photographs, but they sparked ideas, and something as simple as this one woman inspired so many different scenes.” But the piece is also a showcase for Invertigo’s highly skilled performers, which this time around includes two musicians performing an original score live on stage, albeit within the context of the theme. “The dancers are all beautiful movers capable of risky launches into the air, wonderful lifts, and I love to

see that,” she said. “But that’s only valuable when used for storytelling. I’m not just about beautiful bodies on stage.” In the show, the dancers are often also speaking or singing, and the musicians are sometimes swept into the dance – part of creating a “deep emotional connection that elevates the movement beyond simply making shapes,” Karlin explained. And lest one get the impression that “After It Happened” is a complete downer, Karlin noted that there are plenty of lighthearted and upbeat segments. “It sounds so depressing,” she admitted. “But actually there’s a remarkable amount of humor, many whimsical moments. We literally tell bad jokes on stage about tsunamis and earthquakes. There’s a funny scene with clueless tourists, and a set-up during a funeral scene. Finding light where there’s seemingly only heaviness and depression is the whole point.” Invertigo kicks off its current Santa Barbara residency with excerpts from another work, “Descent of the Docent”, a self-reflective piece of a museum guide’s tour of a contemporary dance piece, a clever way to examine how we understand and interact with art. Karlin herself is taking a rare turn playing the docent for the two, 10-minute performances

Pop in and out of Town

The New Vic hosts “After It Happened” (photo by George Simian)

at 5:30 and 6:30 pm Thursday at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. “People can feel intimidated, that they don’t get it. We’re not confident in our skills to interpret, or even watch it the right way,” Karlin explained. “My mother is a docent at LACMA, and we grew up subjected to (or able to) go on lots of tours. I had this idea that we just need a docent to take people through a dance piece. It’s very funny and delightful, and it’s a great way for us to connect to the community here.” (Invertigo Dance Theatre performs “After It Happened” at 7 pm Saturday, October 22, and 2 pm Sunday, October 23, at The New Vic Theater. Tickets cost $35 for general admission, $50 for VIP [which includes a drink ticket and preferred seating], $18 for students, and $15 for children under 18. Call 965-5400 or visit www.ensemblethe

Hot on the heels of Lovin’ Spooful founder John Sebastian’s return to SOhO, Chad & Jeremy – one of the many British Invasion acts that arrived after The Beatles’s success – make what might be their Santa Barbara debut at the venue on Tuesday, October 25. Plucked from London’s coffee houses and folk clubs by movie composer John Barry, the duo enjoyed a string of hits (“Yesterday’s Gone”, “Summer Song”, “Willow Weep For Me”, “If I Loved You”) featuring sensitive folk-pop later embraced by singer-songwriters such as Nick Drake to Belle & Sebastian. Half a century later, and after a couple of break-ups and reunions (including starring together in the British version of the Broadway hit Pump Boys & Dinettes), their vocal harmonies, on-stage wit, and song sensibility are said to be intact. Up north, Scotty McCreery, the country music singer who won the 10th season of American Idol back in 2011 when he was just 17 and went on to score three Top 20 country songs “I Love You This Big”, “The Trouble With Girls”, and “See You tonight”, makes his area debut at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez on Thursday,


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On the Record


n one of Shakespeare’s most famous (and depressing) passages, which begins “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day,” he has Macbeth brooding about the endless empty tomorrows which crawl on and on “to the last syllable of recorded time.” It’s a great soliloquy – but I have always been troubled by that word “recorded.” What exactly does it mean? What is it doing there (other than filling in the meter of a line)? And what about all the un-recorded time? Why should this matter so much to me? One reason is that I spent most of my own rather empty Academic career studying history, which might indeed be defined as “recorded time.” But we have to acknowledge that most of time hasn’t been, and never will be, recorded – all those events that, for one reason or another, never got into the historical record – to say nothing of the eons of “pre-history,” in which nobody was around to record anything. And even here we are considering things only from a human and earthly perspective. Doesn’t the rest of the universe count when you are recording time? But I have another reason for being interested in that expression – because the very idea of recording has always been fascinating to me, especially knowing how relatively recently we have been able, with any accuracy, to record sounds and images – and how far we are still lagging in recording odors, touch, and taste – not to mention dreams, thoughts, memories, and all the other phenomena occurring within our brains. Still, we all know that some form of human recording, in the form of writing, art, and oral tradition, has already been operating for thousands of years. For what they are worth, we have word-pictures of events, and written expressions of ideas, which in some ways can bring us close to people long-dead – (and even to those equally remote people, ourselves as we used to be.) I myself have been keeping a daily diary for most of my life – and am saddened to realize that, even if I wanted to do so, there would now be hardly time to re-read any substantial part of it. But when I do dip into it, the experience is always like 20 – 27 October 2016

being in a time machine. But of course, in that writing I was using the most primitive technology, not essentially different from that of the cave-painters of Lascaux, except that, somewhere in between, it became possible to write in words, rather than just drawing pictures. Only recently did I make the transition from hand-writing my diary in a series of books to typing it into a computer – a change which in some ways I still regret, because the books seem more solid and permanent – even if not “searchable.” At the rate technology is now advancing, it may soon be possible (if it isn’t already) for every moment of a person’s life to be recorded. What effect will this have upon our accustomed “mourning for the departed?” When a person dies, what will there be to miss? – only his or her continued presence in their final living form, which may not be how one would most wish to remember them anyway. In any case, their entire life will be available for endless playback. Already I have seen tombstones that incorporate photographs of the dead person – and no doubt, there are places where this is being carried much further. It gives a whole new dimension to the idea of being “gone, but not forgotten.” And, what with cloning, robots, and other techniques, who knows how long, or short, a time it may be before one’s own “persona” may survive indefinitely. This is not science fiction, and I am not talking about personal immortality, merely about the business (and it is a big business) of recording. But it occurs to me that, in considering Shakespeare’s “last syllable of recorded time,” I may have been taking him too literally. In concentrating on the “recorded,” I have overlooked the “last syllable.” Wasn’t this simply a masterful use of imagery, in which time itself is seen as a language written in words, which, of course, have syllables? In that case, the whole passage makes perfect sense. My quibble about “recorded” has no justification – and I must apologize to the Bard. Unfortunately, nobody was there during his lifetime to do the necessary recording, so his persona is not tangibly among us to receive my apology “in person.” •MJ

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H JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK C Fri: 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15; Sat & Sun: 11:15, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15; Mon to Thu: 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 H KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES C Fri: 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10; Sat & Sun: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10; Mon to Thu: 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10


A MAN CALLED OVE C Fri: 5:00, 7:45; Sat: 2:15, 5:00, 7:45; Sun: 5:00, 7:45; Mon: 5:00 PM; Tue: 7:45 PM; Wed: 5:00 PM; Thu: 5:00, 7:45


Fri: 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20; Sat & Sun: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20; Mon to Thu: 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20

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H KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES C Fri: 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45; Sat & Sun: 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45; Mon to Thu: 2:10, 4:40, 7:10 THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN E Fri: 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35; Sat & Sun: 11:10, 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35; Mon to Thu: 2:15, 4:50, 7:40 DEEPWATER HORIZON C Fri: 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25; Sat & Sun: 11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25; Mon to Wed: 2:30, 5:00, 7:30; Thu: 2:00, 4:30 QUEEN OF KATWE B Fri: 2:20, 5:10, 8:00; Sat & Sun: 11:30, 2:20, 5:10, 8:00; Mon to Wed: 2:20, 5:10, 8:00; Thu: 2:20, 5:10 H INFERNO C Thu: 7:00, 8:15

KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? E Fri: 2:30, 5:00, 7:25, 9:50; Sat & Sun: 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:25, 9:50; Mon to Wed: 2:30, 5:00, 7:25, 9:50; Thu: 2:30, 4:55



H OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL C Fri to Sun: 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 8:50, 9:50; Mon to Thu: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN E H TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A Fri: 2:05, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55; MADEA HALLOWEEN C Sat & Sun: 11:30, 2:05, 4:40, 7:20, Fri to Sun: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:40; 9:55; Mon to Wed: 2:05, 4:40, 7:20, Mon to Thu: 2:50, 5:20, 7:50 9:55; Thu: 1:00, 3:35, 6:10 MAX STEEL C Fri to Sun: 4:10 PM; H INFERNO C Thu: 7:15, 8:45, 10:00 Mon to Thu: 5:00 PM SCHOOL: THE PLAZA DE ORO MIDDLE WORST YEARS OF MY 371 SOUTH HITCHCOCK WAY, LIFE B Fri to Sun: 12:50, 6:20; SANTA BARBARA Mon to Thu: 5:15 PM MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME DENIAL C Fri: 5:10, 8:00; FOR PECULIAR Sat & Sun: 2:00, 5:10, 7:45; CHILDREN C Mon to Thu: 5:10, 8:00 Fri to Sun: 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30; Mon to Thu: 2:00, 4:50, 7:40 AMERICAN HONEY E MAGNIFICENT ARLINGTON Fri: 4:35 PM; Sat & Sun: 1:45 PM; THE SEVEN C Fri to Sun: 3:20, 8:40; Mon to Thu: 4:35 PM 1317 STATE STREET, Mon to Wed: 2:20, 7:30; Thu: 2:20 PM SANTA BARBARA SULLY C Fri to Sun: 1:50, THE DRESSMAKER E H JACK REACHER: NEVER Fri: 7:45 PM; Sat & Sun: 4:40, 7:30; 6:30; Mon & Tue: 2:40, 7:20; GO BACK C 2:00, 5:00, 8:00 Mon to Thu: 7:45 PM Wed: 2:40 PM; Thu: 2:40, 7:20 CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE! 877-789-MOVIE H THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: DON GIOVANNI I Sat: 9:55 AM H JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK C Fri to Sun: 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40; Mon to Thu: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 THE ACCOUNTANT E Fri to Sun: 12:50, 3:50, 5:10, 6:50, 8:15, 9:50; Mon to Thu: 1:10, 4:10, 5:00, 7:10, 8:00 KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? E Fri: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30; Sat: 4:30, 7:00, 9:30; Sun: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30; Mon to Thu: 3:00, 5:30, 7:50 STORKS B Fri to Sun: 12:30, 2:50; Mon to Thu: 2:30 PM

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 New and Funk-y – The annual onetime SXSW music festival wanna-be has excised the conference and cut back on the clubhopping to focus on two full block parties over a long weekend. The sounds start off with an all-ages club showcase tonight at Velvet Jones, featuring the Soft White Sixties, Wil Ridge, Young Million + Shadow the Wild & Saint Mesa. Tomorrow brings STRFKR, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Night Riots, and KOLARS to the Funk Zone for the first block party beginning at 3 pm, then the action returns to Velvet for Ho99o9 at night. Locals take over at the Funk Zone for the New Noise Sound System block party on Sunday, with Mad Caddies, The Expanders, The Upbeat, Spencer the Gardener, and others, kicking off at high noon. WHEN: Tonight-Sunday WHERE: COST: $30 in advance for Saturday’s block party ($35 at the door); $9.29 for Friday night, and $10 each for Saturday night or Sunday afternoon; $40 full weekend pass INFO: 678-0022 or Boo at the Zoo – For three straight fall evenings, the Santa Barbara Zoo transforms into a chillingly fun and adventurous place for safe, traffic-free trick-or-treating, with activities including a Trick-or-Treat Trail with lots of surprises, costumed characters, goodies at each stop, Boo-Choo-Choo train rides, Creepy Crawly encounters, Spooky Storytelling, Goblin Games, and much more. The family-friendly event has become one of the most popular Halloween traditions in the tri-counties area. WHEN: 5:30 to 8:30 tonight, 4:30 to 8:30 pm tomorrow, and 4:30 to 7:30 pm Sunday WHERE: 500 Ninos Drive

COST: $17 adults, $11 children ($15/$10 for members) INFO: 962-5339 or www. Tixtla Tunes – ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! presents the local premiere of Yolotecuani, music and dance of Tixtla, from the state of Guerrero, Mexico. The weekend of activities includes free family concerts, a guest appearance at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Día de Los Muertos celebration at 2 pm on Sunday, and a chance for locals to learn this distinctive tradition in a free workshop at 7 pm Thursday at Casa de La Guerra. The word Yolotecuani means “the heart of the tiger” in Nahautl, a group of languages spoken in central Mexico for centuries before the Spanish conquest and still spoken today by more than a million people. Founded in 1986, the group is led by husband-and-wife David Peñaloza and Isabel Coronel with their son, Osvaldo Peñaloza, plus musicians Ulises Martínez and César Martinez, as well as dancers Tamara Mazón and Gregorio Cortéz. Yolotecuani’s sound features the harp; vihuelas, which are string instruments common in mariachi music; and cajon, the popular box drum that has migrated throughout Latin America from Peru. As in much of Mexico, dancers contribute to this Guerrerense music with rhythmical combinations on the tarima, a wooden box or dance floor. Yolotecuani’s performance is based on study and practice of fandango traditions of Tixtla in central Guerrero – music and dance for social occasions that include weddings, baptisms, birthdays, and other family or neighborhood celebration. The lyrics often talk of nature and animals with titles such as The Iguana, The Little Vulture, or The Owl; and the dances playfully mimic

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 Marc His Words – Marc Maron has been writing and performing thought-provoking comedy for a full slate of media – print, stage, radio, online, and television – for more than two decades. A legend in the stand-up community, Maron has appeared on just about every major TV talk show and holds the record for more guest slots on Conan O’Brien’s late night shows than any other comedian. His eponymous fictionalized IFC show based on his life was nominated for a WGA Award, and his comedy albums have become cult classics and considered among the greatest comedy albums of all time. But it’s been his more recent role as the host of the critically acclaimed podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, that has really helped him, pardon me, make his mark. The show, which features interviews with such unlikely “gets” as Keith Richards, Barack Obama, and fellow comics Louis C.K. and the late Robin Williams, regularly hits No. 1 on the iTunes charts and has been deemed a “must listen” by both Vanity Fair and The New York Times. Now, he’s making his Santa Barbara debut with brand-new material during his The Too Real Tour, which should take on some tough subjects as well as less obvious ones with the same intelligent, frank, and brutally funny approach. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: UCSB’s Campbell Hall COST: $25-$40 INFO: 893-3535 or


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Tantalizing Tango – State Street Ballet’s 2016-17 season opens with a one-night-only return of one of its most successful recent original productions, An American Tango. An homage to the Jazz Age and two of the ballroom era’s most popular dancers, Frank and Yolanda Veloz, the piece – based on a screenplay by Guy Veloz and choreographed and directed by SSB’s frequent collaborator William Soleau – uses an on-stage narrator to tell the story and deliver commentary, set against multimedia designs, special effects, and period staging and costuming as the couple undergo a magical journey from the clubs and hotels in Havana and Miami to Beverly Hills, Hollywood movies, and the cover of LIFE magazine. An American Tango, which features music by Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and more, premiered to great acclaim at the Lobero just four years ago. SSB principal dancers Jack Stewart and Leila Drake reprise their roles as the fiery couple. WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $36-$104 INFO: 899-2222 or  the moves and gestures of the animal subjects. The members of Yolotecuani have performed widely in Mexico, with visits to Chicago and Lincoln Center in New York. They have four recordings and have participated in four anthologies. Yolotecuani has participated in projects with Lila Downs, Horacio Franco, and Jordi Savall with Hesperion XXI. WHEN: 7 tonight and Sunday WHERE: Isla Vista School tonight, Marjorie Luke Theatre on Sunday COST: free INFO: 884-4087 ext. 7, or Symphonic Shakespeare – The Westmont Orchestra opens its 11th season by joining in the worldwide celebration surrounding the 400th anniversary of the deaths of literary greats William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra with this weekend’s pair of concerts. The centerpiece will be works that were made manifest in Shakespeare’s and Cervantes’s popular stage and film works from half a century ago, including Nino Rota’s score of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet (1968) and Mitch Leigh’s musical theater rendition of Man of La Mancha (1965). Also on the bill are Jose Moncayo’s “Huapango” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, performed by the students of the college in Montecito, conducted by orchestra director Michael Shasberger, Westmont’s Adams professor for music and worship. WHEN: 7 tonight, 3 pm Sunday WHERE: Page Hall on campus tonight, First Presbyterian Church, 21 East Constance Ave., on Sunday COST: $10 general, free for students INFO: 565-6040 or www. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Laughter as Healing – Two female Santa Barbara-based comedians have come up with separate one-act shows

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about surviving “Growing Up Crazy in America” that will be making their world premiere at the Center Stage Theater today. Carol Metcalf and Maija DiGiorgio are each accomplished stand-ups who have toured their acts regionally and beyond, using laughter not only to entertain their audiences, but also to deal with the experiences of pain and anxiety life has thrown their way. Metcalf’s “Catastrophic Thinking – The Musical” showcases her heritage as an Air Force brat and Texan who was always preparing for the next catastrophic event with catastrophic humor. Metcalf employs a cross-section of outrageous characters who, for better or worse, shaped her development, including a Playboy model, the Cosmetic Lady, Karma the traveling psychic, Benson the Agoraphobic psychiatrist, and others, and help explain her view of life. DiGiorgio “Unmistakably Maija” shares her story of growing up biracial, raised in New York by her fascist, post-WWII immigrant Sicilian grandparents who struggled to conceal her own mother’s racial identity. The whole thing comes apart when her African-American relatives crash her mother’s funeral, helping Maija to understand why she never really fit in at her Greenwich, Connecticut, boarding school. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, upstairs in the mall COST: $20 INFO: 963-0408 or Ladies and Elections – Attitudes and actions toward women have been one of the major subjects of the current presidential campaign, but it wasn’t all that long ago that ladies weren’t even allowed to vote. As part of its Women in History lecture series, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum presents SBCC professor of history Daniel Swiontek’s talk on the Women’s Suffrage Movement and

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 Sweet Georgia Sounds – For more than a decade, Ensemble Basiani of Georgia has been introducing audiences around the world to ancient religious hymns, monastic chant, epic ballads, and folk songs from their Eastern European homeland. Antique recordings and traditional songs come alive during their masterful performances in Georgia’s ancient polyphonic tradition embracing the distinctive range and variety of Georgian folk culture as the ensemble captures the region’s rich history of vocal sounds, from folk songs and religious chants, to others revived from archives or studied directly from generations of the most revered singers and conductors. Now, the group brings their music to the soaring acoustic splendor of Santa Barbara’s historic Old Mission for two concerts that critics have praised as “A near psychedelic groove of unusual harmonies, rhythmic intensity, and sheer beauty.” WHEN: 4 & 7 pm WHERE: 2201 Laguna St, COST: $38 INFO: 893-3535 or www. the 19th Amendment, which came to be via the tireless efforts of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and others, which eventually led Congress to finally, in 1920, ratify the change to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. The lecture will help visitors understand how these fascinating historical events affect you and your family today. Women in history original manuscripts will be on display at the museum. WHEN: 2 to 3 pm WHERE: 21 W. Anapamu Street COST: free INFO: 962-5322 or www.rain. org/~karpeles/sbafrm.html More Music in the Club – After opening its season with a solo pianist, the Santa Barbara Music Club returns to its more varied format of chamber music works with a smattering of instruments and even several vocalists with this afternoon’s

free program, which begins with pianist Mao Saito performing Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 23. a piece said to describe the “States of the Soul”. Oboist Adelle Radkey will be featured in Carl Nielsen’s Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2 and the Telemann Fantasia in E minor, written originally for unaccompanied flute. Later, in a set entitled “What About the Waltz?”, soprano Deborah Bertling and pianist Kacey Link join to offer “Je veux vivre” by Charles Gounod, from the opera Romeo et Juliette, and “Heut macht die Welt Sonntag fur mich” by Johann Strauss. They will be joined by baritone Brian Hotchkin for a performance of the Merry Widow Valse by Franz Lehár. WHEN: 3 pm WHERE: Faulkner Gallery in the downtown Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. COST: free INFO:  •MJ






TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 Slather on the Jam – Local audiences are already familiar with Lil Buck through music videos (he’s the one doing the slo-mo spinning through Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope”) and his moves behind Madonna at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show and her Rebel Heart tour. The performer who The New York Times raved “skates on sneakers, flouting laws of gravity and anatomy” has demonstrated his versatility in a highly-praised program at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, a performance with Yo-Yo Ma to Saint-Saëns “The Swan” with New York City Ballet, and in Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: One”. Now the ballet and hip-hop trained Memphis jookin’ phenomenon comes to Santa Barbara’s classiest venue with his Lil Buck: A Jookin’ Jam Session show that that reunites him with producer-director Damian Woetzel in an adventurous endeavor featuring tabla player Sandeep Das, violinist Johnny Gandelsman, Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato, Chinese wind player and vocalist Wu Tong, and fellow jookin’ star Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles. Jookin’ is a street dance style that emerged from Memphis that boasts extremely intricate footwork and a great deal of improvisation – you’ll likely just say, “Wow!” Want to get more involved? Lil Buck and Myles conduct a community class 5:30 to 7:30 pm Sunday, October 23, at SB Dance Arts Studio, 531 E Cota St., the same time that Woetzel offers one in ballet at Gustafson Dance Studio, 2285 Las Positas Road. Check the website for details. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 1214 State Street COST: $39-$49 INFO: 899-2222/ or 8933535/

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October 20. Heading south, the mid-90s Midwestern alt-rock band Garbage, formed by producer/percussionist Butch Vig with Scottish vocalist Shirley Manson, plays a date at the Majestic Ventura Theater. On Friday, the venue hosts the hard-to-classify singer-songwriter-producer-pianist Ben Folds on a date on his solo rock tour titled Ben Folds: A Piano & A Playpen, reminiscent of his first solo tour in 2001, as he’ll play his classic and current pop songs, share stories and improvisation on a variety of instruments. Over in Ojai, Eagles co-founder Don Felder plays a benefit concert for the Community Memorial Health System construction project on Saturday, October 22.

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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the annual screening of Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour at Campbell Hall at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 20, once again offering the best of the fest that was launched more than 30 years ago by a group of climbers and friends to educate and inspire with films about cultures, environments and similar conversations. A Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the nine-shorts program, sharing personal stories from interactions with the filmmaker or the movie’s topics. This year’s subjects include the struggle to reach the highest peaks on the planet; a BASE jumper’s dream experience; surfing in Iceland; skateboarding on

the Norwegian coast; and a skier who takes delinquency to new limits. The Santa Barbara Coalition Against Gun Violence just finished co-producing the massive concert at the Arlington Theatre, and they’re staying active as the election approaches. On Friday, CAGV presents Under the Gun, the documentary executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric that carries the subtitle “In the gun debate, truth is the ultimate weapon”. Retiring Congresswomen Lois Capps offers introductory remarks on the House of Representatives “sitin” last June 22 before the screening, which will be followed by a town hall discussion with State senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assembly member Das Williams, 1st District supervisor Salud Carbajal, and Bob Weiss, father of Veronika Weiss, who was killed in the Isla Vista tragedy. Admission is $10 per family. Visit for details.

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column Ernie’s World for the paper for 17 years, signs his latest book, Where are Pat and Ernie Now?, over at Chaucer’s Books on Wednesday, October 26. The book is about travels with his wife as he climbs the world’s tallest Erector Set, learns how to drive on the wrong side of the road, has close encounters with vampires and suicidal deer, swims with sharks, and walks among alligators. Tuesday brings a one-night-only premiere staged reading of Len Koepsell’s The Golden Flyswatter to the unlikely venue of Karpeles Manuscript Library downtown. Local thespians Ed Giron, Sean Jackson, Selina Murdy, Geren Piltz, Shannon Saleh, and Frank Artusio star in the contemporary comedy-drama that takes place in a dive bar in Santa Monica – and in “the netherworld of a B-movie studio that distributes

more broken lives than movies.” Q&A session follows the free 6:45 pm performance. Tuesday afternoon is also when Jim Cogan brings his energetic storytelling and presentations of folklore, history, mythological, and personal memoirs to Montecito Library. He’ll also be at the other regional libraries on different dates this week. Finally, the deadline to submit stories for consideration in Speaking of Stories’ Personal Stories III, slated for February 26-27, 2017, is this Monday afternoon. Actors, writers, and wannabes of all kinds are invited to submit original, first-person, true stories (500 to 1,500 words, 5 to 10 minutes when read aloud) that will then be performed by their authors after a full coaching process. Email to speakin Call 963-8198 for more info. •MJ



Just a week after The New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly shared the stage at UCSB Campbell Hall, artist-designer-author Maira Kalman – whose quirky, hilarious, and heartbreaking illustrations made for some memorable New Yorker covers, as well as appeared in the illustrated edition of Michael Pollan’s Food Rules – will deliver The Illustrated Life: The Beauty of Not Knowing (sometimes) at the same venue on Monday, October 24. The Journal’s own Ernie Witham, who has been writing the syndicated

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SHORT/LONG TERM RENTAL Montecito Unfurnished Home avail. Lovely Butterfly Beach Area on Hill Rd. 2Bd, 2.5Ba,Family room, beamed ceilings, fireplace, woodflrs, new gas stove and dishwasher, 2car garage, patio, walking distance to beach, shopping, restaurants.

20 – 27 October 2016

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Please no pets/smoking, to view contact Sunset Management Services 805/692-1916. 1yr/ Lease $4800/mo.  MONTECITO 2bd/1ba charming unfurnished cottage. Large tranquil garden. Carport. $4,100/mo. W/T & Gardening included. No Smokers/Co-Signors. Pets considered. Good credit/references. Susan/Satterfield Realty 570-7448 ESTATE/MOVING SALE SERVICES THE CLEARING HOUSE, LLC 
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. Complimentary Consultation (805) 708 6113 email: website: Estate Moving Sale Service Efficient30yrs experience. Elizabeth Langtree 689-0461 or 733-1030. 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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(805)969-1575 969-1575 (805) STATE LICENSE No. 485353

STATE LICENSE No. 485353 MAXWELLL. HAILSTONE MAXWELL L. HAILSTONE 1482 East Valley Road, Suit 1482 East Valley Road, Suite 147147 Montecito, California 93108 Montecito, California 93108 MONTECITO JOURNAL


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LUCKY’S steaks / chops / seafood... and brunch •

Morning Starters and Other First Courses •

with each entRée

Sandwiches •

With choice of Hash Browns, Fries, Mixed Green, Caesar Salad, Fruit Salad

Fresh Squeezed OJ or Grapefruit Juice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................... $ 6/8. Bowl of Chopped Fresh Fruit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 9. with Lime and Mint

Giant Shrimp Cocktail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................... 22. Chilled Crab Meat Cocktail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................... 22. Grilled Artichoke with Choice of Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 14. Burrata Mozzarella, Basil and Ripe Tomato . . . . . . . ......................................... 19. Today’s Soup .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 10.

Lucky Burger, 8 oz., All Natural Chuck ............................................................. $ 20. Choice of Cheese, Homemade French Fried Potatoes, Soft Bun or Kaiser Roll

Grilled Chicken Breast Club on a Soft Bun ................................................. 18. with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado

Sliced Filet Mignon Open Faced Sandwich, 6 oz. ........................................ 24. with Mushrooms, Homemade French Fried Potatoes

Hot Corned Beef .................................. ........................................................ 19. on a Kaiser Roll or Rye

Reuben Sandwich ........................................................................................ 20. with Corned Beef, Sauerkraut and Gruyere on Rye

French Onion Soup, Gratinée with Cheeses . . . . . . . . ......................................... 12. Matzo Ball Soup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 12. Lucky Chili ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 15. with Cheddar and Onions

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Salads and Other Specialties •

Wedge of Iceberg ................................. ...................................................... $10. with Roquefort or Thousand Island Dressing

Caesar Salad ................................................................................................ 10.

Eggs and Other Breakfast Dishes •

with Grilled Chicken Breast ...............................................................................

Eggs Served with choice of Hash Browns, Fries, Sliced Tomatoes, Fruit Salad

Classic Eggs Benedict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......................................


Seafood Louis ....................................... ....................................................... 29. $18.

with Julienne Ham and Hollandaise

Crab, Shrimp, Avocado, Egg, Romaine, Tomato, Cucumber

Charred Rare Tuna Nicoise Salad ................................................................ 27.

California Eggs Benedict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 18. with Spinach, Tomato and Avocado

Lucky’s Salad ....................................... ........................................................ 17. with Romaine, Shrimp, Bacon, Green Beans and Roquefort

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 22. Smoked Salmon and Sautéed Onion Omelet . . . . . . . ......................................... 19. with Sour Cream and Chives

Cobb Salad .......................................... ........................................................ 19. Tossed with Roquefort Dressing

Chopped Salad ..................................... ........................................................ 17.

Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Omelet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 19. Home Made Spanish Chorizo Omelet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 18. with Avocado

Small New York Steak 6 oz, and Two Eggs Any Style ................................ 25. Corned Beef Hash (made right here) and Two Poached Eggs ......................... 19.

with Arugula, Radicchio, Shrimp, Prosciutto, Cannellini Beans and Onions

Sliced Steak Salad ....................................................................................... 24. with Arugula, Radicchio and Sautéed Onion

Jimmy the Greek Salad with Feta ........ ........................................................ 14. Dos Pueblos Abalone (4pcs) ................. ....................................................... 28.

Huevos Rancheros, Two Eggs Any Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 15. Tortillas, Melted Cheese, Avocado and Warm Salsa

Brioche French Toast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 14. with Fresh Berries and Maple Syrup

Waffle Platter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 14. with Fresh Berries, Whipped Cream, Maple Syrup

Smoked Scottish Salmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 20. Toasted Bialy or Bagel, Cream Cheese and Olives, Tomato & Cucumber

Mixed Vegetable Frittata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 17. with Gruyere

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