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City College football player Guillermo Tavira inspires Timothy Jimenez to study sign language, p. 6




Beverlye Hyman Fead spotlights Santa Barbara native and battalion chief Aaron Briner, p. 51

Ghost Village Road

Annual trick-or-treat affair attracts 2,000 including costumed kids for Here’s The Scoop contest, p. 26

Medals of Valor

MFPD’s Maeve Juarez and Andy Rupp awarded prestigious honor for bravery in saving Montecito residents, p. 12

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Guest Editorial

Bob Hazard starts his engine and analyzes the future of cars, A.I. replacing humans, 3-D printing, energy, water, agriculture, education, and more

6 Miscellany

Timothy Jimenez; Wildlife Care Network; Chrismans on Polaris II; CAMA at Granada; author Nicole Black; Kevin Speer; Katy Perry’s property; Oprah’s politics; On the Basis of Sex; William Daniels; and Sean Carney


Letters to the Editor

A collection of communiqués from Journal readers comprising David McCalmont, Morgan Green, Karen Friedman, Jennifer Buur, Steve King, Sanderson Smith, and Monica Bond

10 This Week

MERRAG; MBAR; SB Junior High; fishermen; couture collective; SB Republican Club; Riviera Ball; Owls in Wonderland; MA meets; Cold Spring School; The New Yorker; library; history hour; knitting; art opening; music club; Rite of Spring; fire department; and Food for Fines

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MFPD awards Medals of Valor; YMCA revises strategy; Couture Collective on Coast Village Road; and Owls in Wonderland carnival

14 Seen Around Town

Lynda Millner reports on the Rescue Mission’s Bayou Open fundraiser; garden art show with AFSB; and Romance & Reaping of Riven Rock at the SB museum

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23 Brilliant Thoughts

Ashleigh Brilliant looks back at history and “keeps his powder dry,” so to speak, while exploring faith and the difference between power and gun powder

26 Ghost Village Road

A summary with photos of the Halloween event’s costume contest winners

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Steven Libowitz chronicles Baba Bhagavan Das; Yoga Soup; Inner Compass; tantra games; Siddi Ellinghoven; Sunburst Sanctuary; and Meetup mash-up

36 On Entertainment

Steven Libowitz reports on musical duos joining forces; Out of the Box Theatre; Vanity Fair; Ivan Amodei; Opera SB; Delilah at Hahn Hall; and classical music


38 Beautification Day

A panoply of photos focused on Montecito Association’s annual event, which attracted 100+ volunteers; Abe Powell wins Citizen of the Year

42 Legal Advertising 44 Your Westmont

Downtown talk explores sea fans; Christmas Festival tickets on sale; runner defends title; plus volleyball and soccer teams enter tournaments

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50 Open House Directory 51 Aging in High Heels

Beverlye Hyman Fead continues her series praising local firefighters; Aaron Briner, 43, was raised in SB and is an eight-generation SB native

53 Movie Guide 54 Classified Advertising

Our own “Craigslist” of classified ads, in which sellers offer everything from summer rentals to estate sales

55 Local Business Directory

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

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A Fascinating Future


he best way to predict the future is to watch those who are working hard to create it. It is fascinating to reflect on how fast the world is changing.

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Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported that Alphabet Inc’s Waymo has become the first company to receive a permit from the State of California to test driverless vehicles without a back-up human driver present in the front seat. Waymo will begin its testing on city streets in Silicon Valley before expanding to other areas in California. In Arizona, Waymo plans to launch a commercial self-driving, ride-hailing service next year. Six months ago, Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler-Mercedes, predicted that Mercedes’s future competitors will no longer be limited to BMW, Rolls-Royce, and other luxury car manufacturers. The new competitors will be technology companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon, and Tesla. Zetsche predicts that traditional car companies will disappear because they will take the traditional approach of trying to build better cars, while tech companies such as Tesla, Apple, and Google will take a revolutionary approach and build computers on wheels. Individual car ownership will shrink. Future car customers will simply use their SmartPhones to locate the nearest public car. That car, minus a driver, will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not have to deal with parking; you will only pay for the driven distance; and you can be productive on the way to your destination. Without a driver, interior car space becomes a home office or a play station with no more front and back seats. Garages can be converted into living spaces. Our kids may never get driver’s licenses and may never own cars. At risk are


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Monte ito Miscellany by Richard Mineards

Richard covered the Royal Family for Britain’s Daily Mirror and Daily Mail, and was an editor on New York Magazine. He was also a national anchor on CBS, a commentator on ABC Network News, gossip on The Joan Rivers Show and Geraldo Rivera, host on E! TV, a correspondent on the syndicated show Extra, a commentator on the KTLA Morning News and Entertainment Tonight. He moved to Montecito 11 years ago.

Hands up: Jimenez is All Ears


ity College student Timothy Jimenez is displaying all the signs of success! The 20-year-old former Carpinteria High School student, who lives on the Mesa, has signed up for a four-year course to learn sign language, spurred on by his friendship with deaf football teammate Guillermo Tavira. “I really wanted to communicate with him and really wanted to learn,” says Timmy, a staffer at the FisHouse, just a tiara’s toss from Stearns Wharf. “All it takes is a lot of practice, but there are dozens of signs to learn. It takes time, but I know it will be worthwhile.” Timmy, now halfway through his course, is combining it with his love of hip-hop dancing, and has had the word “Dance” in sign language tat-

Timmy Jimenez displays his sign-language tattoos

tooed on one arm. “It took about an hour to apply, but for me it is a symbol of what I enjoy – learning sign language and my love of









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R. Ford. There was Nut Job Number 1, Sarah Jane Moore, who’d been divorced five times before entering revolutionary politics and was a fan of the Symbionese Liberation Army, the kidnappers of Patty Hearst. And there was Nut Job Number 2, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson. Do you remember the Left blaming their side of the political spectrum for these two mental cases? I don’t either. I don’t remember Democrats blaming Bernie Sanders for the dirtbag – and outspoken Bernie Sanders supporter – who fired randomly at Republican House members at a baseball practice and severely wounded Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and others in Washington, D.C. Do you? I don’t. There actually is a demonstrable link between Robert De Niro and the shooting of Ronald Reagan. Between Castro, Cuba, and Communism, and the murder of President Kennedy. Between Left incitement and the attempts on President Ford’s life. Between the Saudis, their Wahhabi Islam, and the almost 3,000 murders of 9/11. But, the darlings of political correctness get lifetime passes from the despicably biased media. Can’t blame De Niro!

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This Week in and around Montecito

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Art Opening MichaelKate Interiors presents Abstraction Attraction, featuring six Santa Barbara abstract artists. Tonight is the opening reception. When: 5 to 8 pm Where: MichaelKate Interiors and Art Gallery, 132 Santa Barbara Street Cost: free

(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail or call (805) 565-1860) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 MERRAG Meeting and Training Network of trained volunteers that work and/or live in the Montecito area prepare to respond to community disaster during critical first 72 hours following an event. The mutual “selfhelp” organization serves Montecito’s 13,000 residents with the guidance and support of the Montecito Fire, Water and Sanitary Districts. This month, Winter Weather Preparedness will be discussed by MFPD Fire specialist Mauve Juarez. When: 10 am to noon Where: Montecito Fire Station, 595 San Ysidro Road Info: 969-2537 MBAR Meeting Montecito Board of Architectural Review seeks to ensure that new projects are harmonious with the unique physical characteristics and character of Montecito. On today’s agenda: a new detached garage on East Valley Road; revisions to the YMCA Master Plan; new detached garage and entry gates on Sheffield; additions and workshop conversion on Brooktree, and other items. When: 1 pm Where: County Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 East Anapamu Street School Information Night Santa Barbara Junior High information night at Montecito Union School When: 6 to 8 pm Where: MUS, 385 San Ysidro Road Info: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Fishermen’s Market Every Saturday, get fresh fish and

shellfish at unbeatable prices straight from local fishermen on the city pier next to Brophy’s restaurant. Buy fish whole or have it cleaned and filleted to order. Rockfish, lingcod, black cod, live rock crab, abalone, sea urchin (uni), and more are available weekly, rain or shine. When: 6 am Where: Harbor Way Info: Coast Village Couture Collective Boutiques and shops along Coast Village Road will offer specials and refreshments, welcoming shoppers to see the newest offerings for the winter season. When: all day Where: Coast Village Road Info: Lecture & Luncheon The Santa Barbara Republican Club is inviting the public to attend its November luncheon at the La Cumbre Country Club. The speaker is Andy Caldwell, who will talk about the midterm election results. Mr. Caldwell is the host of a daily radio program and is founder and executive director of COLAB, the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture, and Business. Everyone is invited to attend.  When: 11:30 am Where: 4015 Via Laguna Info & RSVP: Barbara, (805) 684-3858 American Cancer Society Riviera Ball The American Cancer Society Riviera Ball is a one-of-a-kind evening, featuring food, dancing, a spectacular auction, and more. With your support, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well

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and get well by finding cures and by fighting back against cancer. When: 6 pm Where: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, 1210 Channel Drive Cost: $250 Info: RivieraBall SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Owls in Wonderland Laguna Blanca School hosts a carnival with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Attractions and activities include a mad scientist, scavenger hunts, games, arts and crafts, tea parties, live rabbits, and owls for photo ops, and of course, Alice herself will be there to entertain. When: 11 am to 2 pm Where: 260 San Ysidro Road Cost: free admission Info: (805) 687-2461 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Montecito Association Meeting The Montecito Association is committed to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the semi-rural residential character of Montecito. When: 4 pm Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road Cold Spring School Board Meeting When: 6 pm Where: 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road Info: 969-2678 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Discussion Group A group gathers to discuss The New

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Yorker. When: 1 to 2:45 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road After School at Montecito Library Come play on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month; activities include tech toys, arts and crafts, Legos, and more. Children under the age of 8 must have an adult present. When: 3 to 4:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road History Happy Hour Join for a free history chat “The Way It Was ~ Santa Barbara Comes of Age,” a casual talk by Hattie Beresford. When: 5:30 pm Where: Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De La Guerra Cost: free THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Knit ‘N Needle Fiber art crafts (knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more) drop-in and meet-up for all ages at Montecito Library. When: 2 to 3 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 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: First United Methodist Church, Garden and Anapamu streets Cost: free The Rite of Spring The Santa Barbara Symphony teams with State Street Ballet and Ensemble Theatre Company for a performance of The Rite of Spring at the Granada Theatre. The performances mark the 100th anniversary of The Soldier’s Tale, Igor Stravinsky’s Faustian parable about a deserting soldier who loses his soul to the devil. Although based on a

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Russian folk tale, this unique theatrical and dance work is far removed from Russian traditionalism, and instead embraces a broad array of musical styles. Paired with Stravinsky’s landmark ballet The Rite of Spring, a work that changed the course of 20thcentury music like no other. When: tonight at 8, tomorrow matinee at 3 pm Where: 1214 State Street Info: (805) 899-2222 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Montecito Fire Department 101st Anniversary Celebration Join Montecito Firefighter Charitable Foundation for a special Thanksgiving celebration at the Coral Casino. Meet heroes, honor individuals who have served our community, listen to Area 51, and dance! When: 5 pm Where: Coral Casino, 1260 Channel Drive Cost: $300 Info: www. ONGOING Food for Fines Santa Barbara Public Library patrons can pay down overdue fines on their accounts through Thursday, November

15, by bringing items of food to the library to be donated to the Unity Shoppe of Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Public Library System hopes that by offering the Food for Fines that not only will more patrons take advantage of reducing their fines, but also that community members will take the opportunity to drop-off non-perishable food items for Unity Shoppe for its store, which serves thousands of eligible families and individuals during the holiday season. Patrons are invited to exchange canned goods and other packaged, nonperishable pantry items for library overdue fines during Food for Fines at the rate of $1 per item. The following items will be accepted in lieu of money during the Food for Fines program: Food in unbreakable containers, such as cans, plastic jars, sealed boxes; unopened and undamaged packages only with a visible expiration date; no repackaged or expired food. Food for Fines is for payment of overdue library fines only and does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, collection agency fees, card replacement fees, and/or future overdue fines. When: Until Thursday, November 15, during library hours Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: •MJ

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Village Beat by Kelly Mahan Herrick 

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MFPD Presents Two Medals of Valor


n Tuesday, October 30, Montecito Fire Protection District hosted a special awards ceremony at Montecito Union School. The formality was to honor two MFPD firefighters for their courage and bravery during the January 9 debris flow. Wildland specialist Maeve Juarez and firefighter/paramedic Andrew Rupp were each given a Medal of Valor award, which is the highest honor awarded to public service personnel in the nation. This is the first and only time in MFPD’s 100year history that a Medal of Valor has been awarded. “The Medal of Valor represents the absolute definition of courage and bravery,” said Montecito Fire chief Chip Hickman to the large audience, which included multiple dignitaries, elected officials, leaders from neighboring fire departments, as well as the MFPD Board of Directors. “Receiving this award means that the recipient

risked their own life to save another, and they did so with willful disregard for their own life and safety.” Chief Hickman gave a poignant account of the events of the early morning hours of January 9, 2018. Maeve, who came to the District from the Forest Service, where she was a division chief, stepped up to the challenge of leading the eastern division during the expected rainstorm that night. Maeve was patrolling her division when rainfall reached .59 inches in five minutes, triggering a debris flow of historic proportions in Montecito. Maeve had recently left the San Ysidro Creek Bridge 60 seconds prior to the bridge being swept away, and in her rear-view mirror, she saw a tremendously large fireball. Without hesitation, Maeve quickly turned her vehicle around and headed back toward the flame.


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And now, a dirtbag with a demented mind, that actually led him to post on Facebook his hatred of President Trump the “globalist” – shoots at worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue, and the Left media, the Democrats, and their hand-picked anti-Trump stooges get trotted out to blame President Trump. And we could lay some blame at the doorstep of ACLU and other “social justice” warriors who helped change U.S. laws to prevent authorities from institutionalizing mentally ill and deranged crazies. A vast majority of these shootings were performed by people who before the 1970s would’ve been locked away somewhere.

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When It All Changed The day that Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were hounded out of that Virginia restaurant was the day the seeds were planted for a new era of violence in American politics. Sanders was physically hounded, and the restaurateur endorsed the despicable act. In subsequent weeks, Ted Cruz’s party was physically confronted at a restaurant. So were Mitch McConnell and his wife, Elaine Chao. Pam Bondi, attorney general of the State of Florida, was hounded and harassed at a movie.  Republican United State Senators have been confronted physically in the hallways of Capitol Hill to the degree they’ve needed armed security escorts. These despicable acts have been the fruits of Maxine Waters publicly urging her followers to harass Trump supporters at restaurants, gas stations, and other public venues. Similarly, Cory Booker has urged his backers to get into opponents’ faces. Hillary Clinton, without blinking, urged incivility until her side can discover a way to win another election. When Maxine Waters tells people to harass opponents at restaurants and gas stations, she thinks only her Antifa fascist friends are listening.  But, so are the crazies on the other side of the aisle. “What a great idea,” they say. Here’s the problem: In a nation of 318 million (legal) citizens, there are lots and lots of people who are not normal. And when crazy people are presented – daily – with prominently disseminated calls for kicking opponents, getting into opponents’ faces, harassing and stalking opponents at gas stations, restaurants, and movie theaters, well, a few of those crazies are bound to act up. And, soon, some maniac from Florida, who should’ve been institutionalized long ago, is mailing Maxine a bunch of pipe bombs. The Democrats and the Left have been in rabid “Resistance.” Never before in American history have so many celebrities spoken so blithely and

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. – Lao Tzu

publicly about blowing up the White House (Madonna), kicking opponents (Eric Holder), symbolically cutting off a president’s head (Kathy Griffin), symbolically stabbing him to death (Shakespeare in the Park), urging incivility (Hillary Clinton), and in fact driving people out of restaurants, gas stations, and movie theaters (Maxine Waters). I could go on and add movies such as Oliver Stone’s bloody Natural Born Killers, in which the director celebrates, sympathizes with, and glorifies a young couple (portrayed by Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis) who go on a killing spree, murdering 52 innocent people before finally being stopped. But I won’t. After all, Oliver Stone, Robert De Niro, Woody Harrelson, and the rest of his peace-loving crowd are against “violence,” aren’t they? David S. McCalmont Santa Barbara

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The Oprah Effect

Women with little prior interest in politics sensing that some hardwon civil rights were being compromised are running for office. They are bright and articulate, and many grew up in homes listening to Oprah Winfrey on television learning to ask better questions and to dialog with others they might not agree with. They are there in growing numbers, believing that they could do better running governments and understanding how they impact the world with their words. They gathered in numbers with old and young knowing that they will not be provoked to violence. It is not a woman’s way. And they will teach their children, and maybe future generations will learn to live on this planet without consuming it or destroying each other. Thank you, Oprah, for encouraging generations of women to find their voice. Karen Friedman Carpinteria

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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 6)

hip-hop. I want to incorporate it in my routines, and I hope people understand. “I want it to have a more artistic view. Guillermo has supported me in being better.” A most novel idea. Four-Legged Friends The party animals were out in costumed force when the popular charity Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network threw its 30th annual benefit at the Carriage and Western Art Museum, with a record 260 guests raising around $80,000 for the Goleta-based facility that rescues and treats more

than 3,500 animals annually. The bustling bash, co-chaired by Dana Fritzler and Pat Carter, was emceed by the ubiquitous KEYT-TV reporter John Palminteri, and yours truly, improving my judging credentials having dealt with hats, chili and gelato in recent months, was called upon to pick the winner from the many creative costumes on display. The winner was Julia Parker, dressed as a bewitching Sorceress of Healing, who wins the chance to release an injured pelican back into the wild. Julia, who oversees the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wild-

Showing leopards’ wild side are Sarah and Will Borgers with Scott and Alyssa Pollard (photo by Priscilla)

life as director of facilities, formerly worked at Santa Barbara Zoo for 25 years, including being care supervisor for more than 500 animals. Jim Nye from Placentia acted as

auctioneer with a cornucopia of prizes, including seven days in an Alaskan log cabin on Cook Inlet, a week-long South African safari, a Caribbean escape for four to the Grenadine island

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Dean Boneck (Will Turner), chef Trent Shank, pirates Miles Hartfeld and Gretchen Lieff, and commodore John Koontz share the edible treasures (photo by Priscilla)

White vampire Ty Tharp unnoticed by Sally Dickens but not Clay Dickens (photo by Priscilla)

Ellen Lilley in the mood spell cast by Darla Bea and the “Ode to Potter” sorceress Cindy Rhodes (photo by Priscilla)

An endangered red panda depicted by Gretchen Lieff with Chinese conservationist portrayed by Miles Hartfeld (photo by Priscilla)

of Bequia – just a short boat trip from Mustique, one of my favorite spots and now popular with Prince William and his family – a Colorado condo in Breckenridge, and VIP tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres show in bustling Burbank. Among the animal lovers turning out in force were Gretchen Lieff and Miles Hartfeld, Jean Schuyler, Cynthia Ziegler, Nigel and Connie Buxton, Thomas and Nancy Crawford, Diana MacFarlane, Dave and Nancy Gustafson, Scott and Leslie Deardorff, and Will and Sarah Borgers.

Captain Roger Chrisman with captured mates Bill Pertsulakes, Neil and Sue Ablitt, Ashley O’Brien, Sandy Dennis Bonek, hostess Sarah Chrisman, Elsbeth Kleen, Marti Niles; (back row) Miles Hartfeld, Gretchen Lieff, Michael Annese, Jim Niles, Captain Chrisman, Roberta Griffin, Richard Pertsulakes, Caitlin Pertsulakes, in port aboard the Polaris imbibes grog after epicurean vittles (photo by Priscilla)

Dynamic duo Roger and Sarah Chrisman, who recently took delivery of their new 78-ft. cruiser, Polaris II, welcomed pirates on board when they

threw an entertaining Halloween bash in the Santa Barbara harbor.


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Halloween brings reminiscing of notorious captains by Teresa Koontz (Captain Morgan), Caitlin Pertsulakes (Captain Hook), and Tommy Pertsulakes (Captain Jack Sparrow) (photo by Priscilla)


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Maeve Juarez and Andy Rupp with MFPD chief officers Al Gregson, Scott Chapman, Kevin Taylor, Chip Hickman, Travis Ederer, and Aaron Briner

“With little concern for her own safety, Maeve engaged the area, encountering 200-foot flames coming

from the ruptured high-pressure gas line, several homes on fire, and many destroyed from the debris flow,” Medal of Valor award recipient Maeve Juarez with Jon and Terry Keating, whom she saved on January 9, 2018

Hickman said. While calling for resources, and directing her crews into the area, Maeve encountered Jon and Terry Keating. The Keatings had just jumped from the second story of their burning home; Jon sustained life-threatening burn injuries, and Terry couldn’t walk due to multiple fractures in both feet. Additionally, Terry’s clothing was torn off while escaping their burning home. Maeve extricated both Jon and Terry from the hazardous area, gave Terry the clothes off her back, quickly coordinated a night helicopter evacuation, and carried Terry on her back to safety, Hickman said. The same morning, MFPD’s Engine 317 was engaged in search-and-rescue efforts in the Hot Springs/Olive Mill Road area. The crew of Engine 317 encountered multiple homes swept away and other severely damaged by

the debris flow. “Entire trees ripped from their roots, extremely large boulders, and enormous piles of debris were everywhere,” Hickman said. “Power lines were tangled among the debris and high-pressure gas lines were ruptured, ejecting unburned natural gas with a deafening sound.” Andrew Rupp and his crew heard 17-year-old Lauren Cantin’s faint cry for help coming from a nearby debris pile. The entire crew started de-layering the pile by hand in an effort to locate Lauren without igniting the natural gas that surrounded them. “Use of power tools was not an option,” Hickman said. Rupp was the first to make contact with Lauren, trapped 10 feet deep in the debris. He promised her that he would not leave her until she was safe.








Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley



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the jobs of truck drivers, taxicab drivers, bus drivers, and delivery service drivers. Ridesharing and urban mobility are just around the corner. Uber is now the biggest taxi company in the world – and they don’t own any cars. Their biggest cost is drivers. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world – and they don’t own any hotels (yet).

Artificial Intelligence to Replace Human Workers

Futurists suggest that by 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans. Today’s robots at MIT have been programmed to learn, reason, and solve problems by thinking like a person and mimicking the way a person reacts. Robots are nearly ready to replace humans at Amazon and Wal-Mart warehouses, and to clean homes. Tomorrow they will fight fires, serve in the military, and save lives. Any app or robot that doesn’t work with your SmartPhone will become obsolete.

3-D Printing to Replace Manufacturing

Computer-controlled 3-D printing that joins or solidifies material to create a three-dimensional object is rapidly replacing traditional manufacturing processes. The price of the cheapest 3-D printer has come came down from $18,000 to $400 within the last 10 years. At the same time, the 3-D printing process works 100 times faster than it did a decade ago. Common airplane replacement parts are already being 3-D printed in remote airports. The space station now has a 3-D printer that eliminates the need for carrying a large number of spare parts. Next year’s SmartPhones may well include 3-D scanning possibilities. Major shoe companies have already started envisioning 3-D printing of shoes. You will be able to 3-D scan your feet and print your perfectly fitted shoes at home. A 6-story apartment building has already been 3-D printed in Shanghai, China. This year, the Eindhoven University of Technology in Holland will build a series of concrete homes using 3-D concrete printing. The first home, expected to be completed in 2019, will be a single-story, 3-bedroom bungalow, followed by four multi-level homes, fully printed, and assembled on site. How long will it take for 3-D printing to create housing for the homeless, hotel rooms, jail cells, and everything else?

The Energy Revolution

Electric cars will become mainstream as politicians demand reduced auto

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emissions, climate protection, and clean air. Cities will be less noisy when more cars and trucks run on electricity. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a global “Green Energy” Group, renewable energy prices will be competitive with fossil fuels by 2020, thanks to generous government subsidies and lower costs of regulations.

The Water Revolution

Less expensive power costs will lead to more abundant water via desalination of seawater and recycling. We don’t have scarce water in most places; we only have scarce drinking water. By 2020, we will all be puzzled as to why anyone ever opposed either recycling wastewater or stormwater recapture. Water, unlike oil, is never depleted. We can repurpose the same water that has existed for millions of years in its journey from the oceans to the land and back again to the oceans. The challenge is to remove impurities and free us from the tyranny of uncertain rainfall in specific locations. The amount of energy required to desalinate 1,000 gallons of seawater has fallen from 10 to 13 kilowatt hours to 3.8 kilowatt hours and could go down to 1 kilowatt hour within five years. Imagine what will be possible when everyone on Earth has access to as much clean water as they want at an affordable price.

The Agricultural Revolution

Farms will become less labor-intensive. Robots will become experts in harvesting, watering, spraying, weed control, and packing. Farmers in third-world countries will become managers of their fields instead of working all day in their fields. The first veal produced in a Petri dish is now available. Petri veal will be uniformly tasty and less expensive than cow-produced veal. Insect protein (already being produced in the Los Angeles area) will be brought to market shortly. It contains more protein than meat, but it will be labeled as “alternative protein source” because most people still reject the idea of eating insects.

The Education Revolution

The old educational model, in which a horde of kids switch subjects, classrooms, and teachers every 45 minutes is dying, no matter what the teachers’ unions tell you. The cheapest SmartPhones are already available at $10 in Africa and Asia. When most kids have access to SmartPhones, they will all have access to the same world-class data at their fingertips. The great aim of education will not be data collection but informed thought, speech, and action. Kids will employ 3-D imagery and robots to learn at their own pace. The challenge will be to learn to think and research, not regurgitate information now easily available on the Internet. Education will place a premium on perseverance, problem solving, leadership, ethics, technology, computer science, artificial intelligence, search techniques, strategic thinking, modeling, budgeting, and financial management. The Khan Academy education model can be used for everything a child needs to learn at school in first-world countries. There have already been releases of Khan software in Indonesia and soon there will be releases in Arabic, Swahili, and Chinese.

Behavioral Science

The Moodies app developed for Google by Israeli start-up Beyond Verbal can tell what mood you are in by recognizing emotions in your speech. Soon, apps will be able to successfully examine your facial expressions for lying.

The Healthcare Revolution

The Qualcomm Tricorder X prize was awarded last year to Frontier Medical Devices and runner-up Dynamical Biomarkers Group. These companies competed to build a medical device that works with your SmartPhone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample, and your breathing analysis. Tricorder then analyzes 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease.

The Legal Revolution

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There could be 90 percent fewer lawyers in the future, unless pompous politicians create a new regulatory thicket of insufferable mandates. Thanks to IBM Watson, you can now get legal advice for basic stuff within seconds, with 90 percent accuracy compared with 70 percent accuracy when humans perform the work. So, if you are studying law, stop immediately. Author Carl Sagan observed that “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” That means we will see an explosion in the need for the smartest and best software engineers, computer technicians, and vocational training to service a wired world. You and your children need to get ready for all this. Your grandchildren? They’re probably ready already. Where have you been? Welcome to the future. •MJ

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

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Power and Powder


ou may remember an old campfire song containing repeated vows that “I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more,” interspersed with a lengthy list of ways in which “you can’t get to Heaven.” One of those ways, which I have always remembered (perhaps because this is one case in which I strongly agree with the Lord) said: “Oh you can’t get to Heaven in powder and paint, ‘Cause the Lord don’t like you as you ain’t.”

In 1945, when I was 11 years old, I saw a movie called Keep Your Powder Dry, starring Lana Turner. It was about some American women serving in the newly formed Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, known as “WAACs.” I naturally assumed that, since it was all about women, the “Powder” in the title was the cosmetic kind, as referred to in that cautionary song. Only years later did I learn that the movie’s title was a “play on words,” extracted from a famous old quotation which had nothing to do with cosmetics. The powder then being referred to was GUN-powder – which definitely needs to stay dry to be at all effective. The utterance was originally attributed to that military genius and religious fanatic Oliver Cromwell, the man who effectively ruled England from 1649 – when he more or less presided over the execution of King Charles I – until his own death in 1658. On one of his army’s campaigns in Ireland, as they were about to cross a river, Cromwell is supposed to have said to his men (each of whom, in those days, carried his own supply of gunpowder, and possibly his own Bible), “Put your trust in God – and keep your powder dry.” Cromwell’s idea that, regardless of the strength of your faith, it doesn’t hurt to be well-armed, has, over the centuries, been expressed in many different ways. One such expression that has been variously attributed – but most people think was first said by Napoleon – is that “God’s on the side of the big battalions.” Josef Stalin is reputed to have turned this idea around in a conference with the French statesman Pierre Laval in 1935. When they were discussing European power politics, someone mentioned the pope, and Stalin asked sarcastically, “The pope – how many divisions has he got?” 8 – 15 November 2018

But there is a more positive and still widely quoted version of the same doctrine, which stems from World War II – in fact, from the first day America became actively involved in that conflict. The incident behind it has acquired the status of a legend, according to which, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a certain chaplain who happened to be aboard the USS New Orleans, tried to encourage the men who were firing one of the ship’s guns. At some point, he is said to have cried out, “Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition!” These words became enshrined in American folklore through a popular song of that name. But for ideas and stories about the supremacy of faith over force, we can go back thousands of years. In the Old Testament we have Jericho, a strongly fortified city, the first to confront the Israelites under Joshua after they had crossed the Jordan River. According to the Biblical account, no ammunition was required. Following divine instructions, the besiegers spent a week marching around the city, blowing trumpets, and simply shouting loudly – and as a result, the walls fell down. And there is indeed the all-embracing doctrine that “Faith can move mountains.” In the New Testament’s Book of Mathew, we are told that “If ye have faith as small as a mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove – and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” In Islamic legend, however, the whole concept is seen a different way. Mohammed is asked to prove his own power by making Mount Safa come to him. Instead, the Prophet goes to the mountain, thereby proving his faith in submission to God. There are, of course, innumerable stories about the power of faith, belief, or love, to perform apparently impossible acts. Among the best-known are well-documented accounts, for example, of a mother exerting super-human strength to lift a car and save her child pinned beneath it. And, speaking of cars, my favorite verse from that old campfire song was the one that said:  h, you can’t get to Heaven in a Ford O coupẻ ‘Cause the Lord’s got shares in Chevrolet.  •MJ


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VILLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 20)

Rupp began tunneling down toward Lauren among warnings of ensuing rain, further debris flow, and continued threat of the natural gas finding an ignition source. “Andy knew a rapid escape from the tunnel he was in was not possible if something went wrong,” Hickman said. After an hour of digging and cutting by hand, Andy finally made it down to Lauren. He was able to cut the last remaining debris, freeing Lauren’s ankle and extricating her from the pile. Andy never left Lauren’s side until he delivered her to the ambulance. Lauren and her mother, Kim Cantin, would later discover their father and husband, Dave Cantin, perished in the debris flow. Lauren’s brother, Jack Cantin, remains missing. Both the Keating family and the Cantin family were in attendance at the special event. Juarez and Rupp were given a standing ovation for their heroic efforts, while their new medals were placed around their necks.

YMCA Revises Plan

Medal of Valor award recipient Andy Rupp, with Lauren Cantin and Kim Cantin. Andy saved Lauren on January 9, when he dug her out of a 10-foot debris pile following the catastrophic mudslide.


It’s been nearly a decade since reps from the Montecito YMCA set out to renovate and enhance the community facility on Santa Rosa Lane. After multiple iterations, revisions, and countless community meetings, a new conceptual design is in the works, with new renderings released this week. The former, more expansive plan, which was submitted to the County in 2013, required that overflow parking be available off-site at Lower Manning Park. However, the Y was unable to secure a long-term parking agreement with the County Parks Commission last year, and instead sought to revise the plans so that all parking could be on the 4.25-acre site. “We knew that the only way to get this thing approved was to keep the

project self-contained,” said executive director Mike Yamasaki. The plans began to shift in February 2017, but were halted late last year following the Thomas Fire and the mudslide. “We had to wait until we could see the FEMA maps and work with the County on how our plans fit into the new flood area,” he added. The new project, which is being called the Revised Master Plan, includes what Yamasaki calls a significant reduction in programing, including eliminating the YMCA’s preschool program, with potential plans to locate it off-site if the need exists. “The new Transitional Kindergarten (TK) programs at local schools have reduced our preschool enrollment significantly,” Yamasaki said. “We are looking at potentially partnering with another school program, and offering the service off-site,” he said. “It was a difficult decision, but we felt the program space would be better used serving a greater demographic of people.” The plans include a remodeled and slightly expanded main building, which does not include a second story as originally planned. That building will house weight training, cardio, offices, childcare, group fitness, and a flex/meeting room; the fitness area has been relocated to be farther away from the perimeter, to assuage neighbor concerns about noise. A new locker room building will be nearly the same size as the current locker rooms and will include family changing rooms. The new multi-purpose building will be 9,100 sq. ft. and is slated to be tucked in the northwest corner of the site. It will serve to offer a place for basketball, volleyball, and adult wellness classes. The original iteration of that structure was to be located on the current sports court and included roll up doors for an indoor/outdoor feel. Now, the roll up doors have been eliminated due to noise concerns, and the current sports court area will be used for a second parking lot. The pool will be revamped and widened. The entire new plan is reduced in size





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Ghost Village Road 2018


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host Village Road, Montecito’s popular trick-or-treating event, went off without a hitch, with an estimated 2,000 kids, parents, and pets making their way to area businesses on Coast Village Road. Business owners passed out candy and other treats, while some had musical entertainment and photo ops. A flash mob performed “Thriller” at multiple places along the road, adding to the excitement. Here’s the Scoop hosted their costume contest, as they’ve done for the last 12 years. “We have always based this contest on originality and creativity, not the most expensive costumes or the best costume made by their parents,” said owner Ellie Patterson. “There were many amazing costumes this year and the choice, as always, is difficult. This year, we had 18 entries in the costume contest, and we handed out over 1,100 Worms ‘n’ Dirt Trick or Treats.” Check out the contest winners below. The Perfect Fit put out a stunning Dia de los Muertos display, designed by owner Patricia Moo and her friend Isabel Loen. The altar included photos of those who have recently passed away, as well as candles honoring the 23 people who perished in the mudslides earlier this year. With candles, flowers, and food offerings, the traditional Ofrenda is steeped in Hispanic culture and was enjoyed by Ghost Village Road trick-or-treaters and passersby.  •MJ

Honorable Mention: Hudson Maclead, age 11, from Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. Hudson is a young man in his flying balloon. The costume was originally for his sister, and when she changed her mind Hudson thought it was a great idea. He came up with the sandbag idea and filled them with pasta to save weight.

First Prize: Serena dePonce and Corinne Hulfort, age 11, from Montecito Union School. The girls are good friends and wanted complementary costumes. They came up with a clever toothbrush and toothpaste tube. All the judges thought it was one of the most original costume duos that they have seen.

Second Prize (tie): Ian Sheshunoff, age 11, from Crane Country Day School. Ian and his friends decided to be different types of candy. Ian was a Swedish Fish. He made his costume on his own using cupcake wrappers to represent the fish scales.

Honorable Mention: Jane and Avala, age 13, from Providence Hall. The girls dressed as Lucy and Ethel; the judges loved the hair and chefs hats.

Honorable Mention: Best family costume goes to the Richmonds. Daughter Mia thought the family, which includes brother Nicholas and parents Susan and Mark, should dress up as the Gilligan’s Island cast.

Second Prize (tie): Alice Sweeney, age 8, from Montecito Union School, was a box of “Unlucky” Charms. Alice came up with the cute cereal name and then enhanced it by adding clever ingredients like broccoli.


Third Prize: Linnea Moe, age 15, from Santa Barbara Middle School. Linnea’s costume was simple, and the judges loved that she did it all on her own.

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Honorable Mention: “Cutest twins” goes to Elise and Everly, age 2. They were dressed as Frappuccinos from Starbucks.

The Perfect Fit’s Dia de los Muertos display attracted many visitors

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Spirituality Matters Kirtan with a Master


aguna Beach native Baba Bhagavan Das – the master kirtan wallah and orator, bhakti yogi and shakta tantra adept – first traveled to India back in 1963 to find his gur, and became the first American to live in the jungle of the Himalayas as a hermit-sadhu. Bhagavan Das was given the Holy Name of Ram by Bhramanada Saraswati through his disciple, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the guru who gave the world Transcendental Meditation and worked with The Beatles and the Beach Boys. Bhagavan Das gained fame himself after being featured in Ram Dass’s book Be Here Now (which reportedly took its title from one of Bhagavan Das’s mantras), and along the way has led innumerable retreats, workshops, kirtan, concerts, and even a collaboration with the Beastie Boys’ Mike D on the 2002 album, Now. Bhagavan Das is headed our way this weekend for a special healing night of singing, prayer, and devotional Sanskrit chanting at Yoga Soup at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 9. Admission is $30.

Soup x 2

The evening of kirtan kicks off a busy period of events at Yoga Soup, as we head into the holiday season with “Giving Thanks,” a benefit class led by Emily Benaron at 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 10. Participants will explore and embody the power of gratitude and appreciation as a transformational practice, as Benaron leads a session of reflection, meditation, and mindful yoga to experience the scientifically proven benefits of recognizing and acknowledging the gifts of life. All proceeds from the class, which costs $25 in advance or $30 on Saturday, will be donated to the Organic Soup Kitchen for its Community Thanksgiving Dinner (which is actually on hiatus this year in favor of a new program of delivery).

Find Your Way

Sunday’s Inner Compass Workshop with Neel Van Lierop provides tools for the use of a special deck of cards for inner guidance on the personal journey. The beautifully designed cards created by Van Lierop are employed as a powerful tool for self-reflection that can be used as a daily guide to answer specific questions or simply for inspiration. During the workshop, every participant will be able to work on a personal reading with direct guidance from


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Van Lierop. This workshop is about strengthening the connection with your intuition – it encourages you to be who you are and to walk your own path, as the cards are created with the intention to aid your personal growth and inner awakening. Van Lierop, an entrepreneur and spiritual motivator from Amsterdam, based the Inner Compass deck on 49 life themes that she discovered through her own personal work. The 2 to 5 pm workshop costs $30, or $75 with a card deck to keep.

Coming Soon to the Soup

Tantra Games: Mindful Connecting, with Santa Barbara power-healing couple Lisa Citore and Len Van Nostrand, creates a Tantra-puja-style circle where participants pair up with different partners to share fun communication games, Tantra practices, partner yoga, improv dance, heart opening meditations and other nonverbal interactions designed to inspire authenticity, vulnerability, acceptance, and presence. The bi-monthly event returns Friday, November 16, 7 to 9 pm; $18 in advance / $25 day of… Creating Authentic Relationships with Crystal Stokes, slated for 2-3 pm on Saturday, November 17 ($10/$15), offers “Transformation Through the Power of Psychology and Spirituality,” aiming for shifts in relationships from draining to energizing, and superficial to authentic and nourishing. As transforming relationships starts with making changes in ourselves (rather than trying to change the other person), Stokes draws from tools founded in cognitive behavioral psychology, transpersonal psychology, and personality typing to demonstrate how to shift the energy in your relationships toward agency, acceptance, and authenticity. Yoga Soup is located at 28 Parker Way. Call (805) 965-8811 or visit www.

Move, Munch, and Movie

Siddhi Ellinghoven, who normally offers deep immersions into kundalini yoga or cleanses, leads a somewhat lighter evening over at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center. The evening of nourishment for mind, body, and soul starts with stretching and relaxing as a way to unwind from the week before sharing nourishing and delicious snacks and then settling in for a screening of The Business of Being Born, a 2008 documentary film that explores the contemporary experi-

ence of childbirth in the United States. The 6:45 to 9:15 pm event on Friday, November 9, costs $25. SBYC is at 32 E. Micheltorena St. Call (805) 965-6045 or visit www.santabarbarayogacenter. com.

Sacred Geometry at Sunburst

Sunburst Sanctuary’s next weekend of wonder is its Celebrate Life Retreat that offers both Sacred Geometry and Dances of Universal Peace. Sunburst’s lifelong scholar Craig Hanson explains how traditional Western mystery knowledge is represented and expressed through beautiful geometric figures and astonishing numerical coincidences. Learn about your own body’s sacred geometry and discover how understanding ourselves plays a big part in also understanding creation. Participants will also take part in heart-opening Dances of Universal Peace, featuring simple steps and songs meant to promote peace and connection among all religions, guided by experienced local leaders Yarrow Nelson and Kara Hagedorn. No experience at all needed. Then allow your body to relax, your mental clutter to clear, and your inner divine connection to develop as you are guided in yoga and meditation by Sunburst’s daily practitioners on site, meanwhile enjoying nourishing meals, heartfelt camaraderie, and the breathtaking natural beauty of the 4,000-acre expanse that comprises Sunburst Sanctuary. Pre-registration for the November 16-18 event, with sliding-scale fees of $100 to $240, is required at https:// Call (805) 7366528 or email Not ready for a full weekend commitment? The new Existential Anxiety – Who Needs it? Sacred Geometry and YOU Meetup might provide a quick taste a week earlier. All are invited to come explore the amazing body of “secret” information and fact-based answers to the existential questions of life, ones that offer “easily demonstrable proof” of the Intelligence behind Creation and its benevolence. The group will explore the work of John Michell, Michael Schneider, Tom Campbell, and others along the way, beginning 7 to 9 pm on Thursday, November 8, at Rusty’s Pizza, 232 W. Carrillo St. Details at

Meetup Mash-Up

Speaking of Meetups, a cornucopia of choices is coming your way, in chronological order for convenience sake. Santa Barbara Spiritual Connection’s “Meet your Spirit Guides” event offers a chance to find out what the masters may want you

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol

to know. Do you have more than one? Who are they? What do they look like, where do they come from, why do they care about you? The questions will be considered as participants enhance psychic mediumship skills through creativity and dynamic interactive exercises, and then take home a painting of your Spirit Guide experience. Materials for the first 20 registrants, or bring your own paper, watercolor paint, colored pencil, or pen supplies, for the 10 am to 3 pm event on Saturday, November 10, at Spiritualist Church of the Comforter, 1028 Garden Street. Fee: $36. Info at Izumi Asura Serra continues to move her Music of the Spheres: Meditation with Sound events around town, with a date at Carpinteria Woman’s Club (1059 Vallecito Road) from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, November 10, next on the schedule. Rest into the sound space auric field during all or part of the workshop, as Serra provide sounds while you create poses with both beginner (led by Janine Ivanelli, CSCS, RYT) and intermediate/advanced sessions (with Susie Longwill, RYT) before allowing your mind and body to deeply relax during Savasana for receiving sound and vibration of the singing bowls and a gong… A one-hour single session takes place at 5:30 pm next Sunday, November 18, at Santa Barbara Dance Arts, 531 E Cota St. Details at www. Santa Barbara Silent Hiking and Activities saunters down to Carpinteria Bluffs on Sunday, November 11, for a 10 am talking-optional casual walk along the beachside buffs toward downtown Carpinteria, where the group will then find a restaurant to have brunch before returning to the parking lot. Free. Call (805) 836-1185 or visit Cynthia Waring’s new The Power and Healing of Writing Your Memoir Meetup is a monthly gathering in which the massage therapist-turned-author, actress, and workshop leader, whose one-woman show based on her own memoir Bodies Unbound has won awards, gives helpful hints about how to write powerful sentences, and offers an opportunity to write a personal story. You will be encouraged to share what you wrote with the group during the two-hour session open to all levels of writers, though it’s not mandatory. Participants should bring a journal or a laptop. Donation is $25. Location for the initial workshop at 6 pm on Thursday, November 15, provided upon registration. Visit•MJ 8 – 15 November 2018

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Prize-Winning Art

The Montecito Beautification Day poster contest theme this year was “Better Together, Keeping Montecito Beautiful.” We at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School are proud to note that the first-place winner was fifth-grader Ben Zoltoski and that the second-place winner was fourth-grader Addisyn Galvez. So, thank you for printing their photos, as the kids (and their proud art

Montecito Beautification Day art winners are (from left) Mt. Carmel fourth-grader Addisyn Galvez and Mt. Carmel fifth-grader Ben Zoltoski; with them is Mt. Carmel’s art specialist, Jennifer Buur

Ben Zoltoski’s first-place Beautification Day artwork

teacher) go gaga when they are in the Montecito Journal! Jennifer Buur Art specialist Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

Cool Clear Water

The following is something I wrote many years ago and recently updated: The 1991 State Water and Desal Plant fiascos. On April 6, 1991, I flew Bellanca N74492 over lakes Cachuma, Gibraltar, and Jameson to see what the March Miracle had done for the drought-stricken south coast. I had read, but was nonetheless astonished, to see both Gibraltar and Jameson lakes spilling, and Lake Cachuma approaching half-full and filling fast. Prior to the March Miracle, several desperate approaches to solve the water crisis were being discussed in the media and by public officials, including towing in icebergs. Unfortunately, even though both Gibraltar and Jameson had added over 10,000 acre feet of water (total capacity c 20,000 AF), and Cachuma had added an additional tens of thousands of acre feet of water to the supply, no one in authority seemed capable of reassessing the situation. They continued to discuss building a desalinization system for Santa Barbara and importing state water for the south coast. Neither of these projects would be capable of producing the amount of water recently added by rainfall for several years, yet no one in authority stopped to reassess, reconsider, or re-educate the public. Hence, the costly project went forward after the leaderless and clueless people voted for them in the special election of June 1991. The desal plant cost $34 million to build and $500,000 per year to maintain and was never needed. Santa Barbarians are still paying off the bonds. At the time, I was farming avocados in Toro Canyon; having no one but myself to answer to, I was accustomed to making split-second decisions and reassessing on a daily basis.

Addisyn Galvez’s second-place winning entry

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Not so our government. A November 2, 2018, update suggests the original desal plant could optimistically produce 10,000 AF/year and SWP offered SBA 3,000 AF and Montecito 3,000AF. Best case scenario: 16,000 AF/year with projects, while the March Miracle likely added three times, or more, that amount of water in 1991. I am not casting blame at any particular organization or politician, other than no one stepped up to point out to the public that perhaps there was no need for these projects, given the March rains and replenishment of the reservoirs. As a rancher, I sure wouldn’t have drilled a new well when existing wells were rising to adequate levels. Down the road, such projects might be necessary, but meanwhile, bank the money. Technology was improving and ideas could have been more well thought-out. Steve King Carpinteria

Here is the Place

As I write this, midterm election results are unknown. However they turn out, I suggest that, regardless of political affiliation, we absolutely insist that our representatives start behaving like mature adults and put the nation’s overall welfare ahead of the present blind adherence to political party loyalty. Carpinterians have probably observed the liberal-leaning, sign-carrying group that has occupied a corner at Linden and Carpinteria avenues on Friday afternoons. As a conservative, I’ve made a point to walk among them and talk with sign-holders. They are nice people. We’ve discussed our political differences in civil fashion. I’ve been tempted to stand on a stepladder behind them with a sign reading “I don’t agree with these views, but I respect the rights of those Here to peacefully display them.”    My nutshell summary: HERE isn’t perfect and never will be. Those suffering in other countries struggle to come HERE. Celebrities who have threatened to leave HERE when things haven’t gone their way are still HERE. It is HERE where we have freedom of speech and, with individual effort and initiative, are provided numerous opportunities to better ourselves. HERE is where we have the opportunity to choose our leaders. HERE is where the concept of federalism allows states to establish differing laws for residents. HERE is where you can freely leave if you desire to do so. It is HERE where we, a young country, have a wonderful though far-from-perfect history. It is HERE where we should cease attempting to erase portions of our history. It is HERE where we can freely learn from past mistakes. HERE is where we

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can, and should, insist that our elected representatives behave decently and responsibly to set good examples for our children. Finally, it is HERE where you have the right to disagree with me. Sanderson M. Smith, Ed.D. Retired mathematics teacher (Cate School, Santa Barbara City College) Carpinteria

I was Just Thinking...

Since only 11 million people have ObamaCare, how will 24 million people die if it is repealed? Will an additional 13 million people be randomly shot? If Donald Trump deleted all of his emails, wiped his server with Bleachbit, and destroyed all of his phones with a hammer, would the mainstream media suddenly lose all interest in the story and declare him innocent? If women do the same job for less money, why do companies hire men to do the same job for more money? If you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is it illegal or is it just an undocumented withdrawal? Each ISIS attack now is a reaction to Trump policies, but all ISIS attacks during Obama’s term were due to climate change and a plea for jobs. If Muslims want to run away from a Muslim country, does that mean they’re Islamophobic? If Liberals don’t believe in biological gender, then why did they march for women’s rights? How did the Russians get Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC to steal the primary from Bernie Sanders? How did Russia get Donna Brazile to leak debate questions to Hillary Clinton in advance of the debates? Why is it that Democrats think super delegates are fine, but they have a problem with the Electoral College? If Hillary’s speeches cost $250,000 an hour, how come no one shows up to her free ones? The DNC is mad at Russia because they “think” they were trying to manipulate our election by exposing that the DNC was manipulating our election. If Democrats don’t want foreigners involved in our elections, why do they think it’s all right for illegals to vote? We should stop calling welfare, food stamps, WIC, ad nausea, “entitlements.” They are not entitlements. They are taxpayer-funded handouts. Social Security and Veterans Benefits are entitlements because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients. Just thinking... Monica Bond Santa Barbara •MJ MONTECITO JOURNAL


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by 29 percent from earlier versions and is approximately 10,000 sq. ft. larger than the current buildings. The new plans have lessened the parking requirement to 96 spaces. The second parking lot, which was originally going to be used for staff only, has now been expanded to offer 44 spaces; it is accessed off of San Ysidro Road. The main parking lot will house about 56 spaces, and any overflow will still go to Lower Manning Park, where there is an ongoing short-term lease agreement that is re-upped every six months. In order to adhere to Flood Control regulations, the main building and locker room structure will be built with a waterproof siding and include flood barriers that can be placed in front of

the doors before a predicted storm. “Because we are a commercial site, there are things we can do instead of building two feet above the base flood elevation,” Yamasaki said. Despite its proximate location to Oak Creek, the YMCA suffered no physical damage by the mudslide, except for the pool pump that malfunctioned due to lack of water. “We were affected more by the ash from the Thomas Fire and had this place cleaned top to bottom before we reopened,” Yamasaki said. The design of the plans has also changed; DesignARC architect Mark Kirkhart has revised the formerly modern industrial-style buildings to have more of a rustic, modern farmhouse feel. “We recognized that a more ‘country feel’ seemed to resonate with neighbors and the community,” said Yamasaki. The buildings have board and batten siding, as well as stone façade. The project will be heavily landscaped on the San Ysidro side to buffer the facility from the street. The project is still in its conceptual stage; meetings with neighbors and the Montecito Association Land Use Committee occurred earlier this week, with conceptual review at Montecito Board of Architectural Design slated for this Thursday, November 8. “We’re hopeful that this is the plan that will get approved,” Yamasaki said.

Couture Collective on Coast Village Road This Saturday, November 10, the Coast Village Association (CVA) is hosting a brand-new event to help retailers show off their newest fashion arrivals before the holiday shopping season. The Coast Village Couture Collective will feature a dozen boutiques and small shops that will offer refreshments, trunk shows, and in-store personal styling. “It’s a great way to entice shoppers to come visit us,” said CVA board member and event organizer Kevin Frank, owner of K.Frank.



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Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale (Complete) – with Christopher Lloyd, narrator; actors and dancers The Santa Barbara Symphony continues its landmark 65th season with Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, a work that changed the course of 20thcentury music like no other. Paired with this dramatic piece, the Symphony will partner with legendary actor Christopher Lloyd who will start the evening alongside the State Street Ballet and the Ensemble Theatre Company for an exciting 100th Anniversary performance of The Soldiers Tale, Igor Stravinsky’s Faustian parable about a deserting soldier who loses his soul to the devil. This performance of The Soldiers Tale will be complete with narration by Christopher Lloyd, actors and dancers. Generously sponsored by Robin and Kay Frost, and Barbara Burger and Paul E. Munch.

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K.Frank will host a trunk show featuring Julez Bryant, J Brand, and Culturata, with wine poured by Folded Hills; Nurture Cottage will host a trunk show featuring Luna Luna, Snurk Living, and Powell Craft; Angel will host a trunk show with ba&sh and Zofia Day; Whistle Club will have a trunk show with LTH JKT, with treats from Merci to Go and champagne; Occhiali will have a trunk show featuring LaLoop, with light bites; Viva Oliva will have olive oil and balsamic tastings; Peregrine Gallery will serve refreshments and will have models wearing handmade Vintage American signature jackets with original weavings, as well as Chanel and Native American jewelry; Ambiance will host a trunk show featuring Robin Terman jewelry and will serve mimosas and cookies; Allora by Laura will have a trunk show featuring Ali Grace, with 10 percent off her jewelry, and a gift with purchase of any UMA Oil product; Maison K will feature exclusively designed leather clutches and bags from Florence, as well as sterling rings made by artists in Bali, designed by Heidi Basset Blair; J. McLaughlin will serve lite bites and wine, and will have live modeling of holiday looks; CAVA will feature a pop-up by Parker Clay, a local company which sells ethically made leather goods; and Whiskey & Leather will also participate.

“We hope to see people come out and support our local shops and kick off the holiday shopping season,” Frank said. For more information about the Coast Village Association, visit

Owls in Wonderland

Designed to ignite the imagination and inspire creativity, Laguna Blanca School invites the Santa Barbara and Montecito communities to jump down the rabbit hole for the ninth annual Owls in Wonderland Carnival at its Lower School campus this Sunday, November 11. This whimsical day of interactive learning and creative play allows children of all ages to build their own oneof-a-kind topper in the Mad Hatter’s Workshop, explore bubbling potions and slimy surprises in Mad Science, and create timeless masterpieces at the art station. Guests can create keepsake photos using the magic of technology at the popular Cheshire Illusions Photo Booth and move from station to station to collect stamps for their passports. “Whether taking a break at the Tea Party or letting imaginations soar during Story Time Adventures on the front porch, there is something for everyone!” said Laguna Blanca rep Tara Broucqsault. Inspired by Swoop, the school’s

Laguna Blanca Lower School hosts the ninth annual Owls in Wonderland event Sunday, November 11

owl mascot, and the timeless tale of Alice in Wonderland, this popular event draws hundreds of Santa Barbara children to the school’s Montecito campus each year. Adding to the festive spirit and befitting the Alice in Wonderland theme, volunteers and guests are encouraged to dress up as characters from the story. Admission and activities are free and geared toward children ages 3

to 10, as well as the young at heart. Complimentary valet parking is available and encouraged. Food will be available for purchase from El Taco Tequila Taqueria and Here’s The Scoop gelato. The event is on Sunday, November 11, from 11 am to 2 pm at the Lower School Campus, 260 San Ysidro Road. Guests can get their free tickets online at •MJ

MERRAG COMMUNITY AWARENESS EVENT For Family Safety and Emergency Preparedness

“WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS” Thursday – November 8, 2018 10 am - noon Montecito Fire Department 595 San Ysidro Road Learn from Maeve Juarez, MFD Wildland Fire Specialist, how to prepare for the Winter weather, some of the topics are:

• How to winterize your home ahead of winter weather • Preparation for an anticipated rain/flooding, what hazards to look for following the flood; and, how to prepare ahead for a possible power outage • Learn about the evacuation warning systems for our area • Learn about a family disaster plan and a community disaster plan In addition, Eric Bolt from NOAA’s National Weather Service, will be explaining the weather predictions for this coming winter.

Please RSVP to Joyce Reed at or (805) 969-2537 Notice: Join MERRAG for our Annual Meeting on December 13th at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore Santa Barbara - 10 am to noon


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On Entertainment by Steven Libowitz

Dueling Duos Combine Forces, 50 Years Later

John Lennon, George Harrison, Peter Asher, and George Martin


Peter with Elton John, delivering the masters for the anniversary release of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

t 18, Peter Asher was a former child actor who was plugging along in London with the folk duo Peter & Gordon, and whose younger sister, Jane, just happened to be dating a fellow named Paul McCartney. In fact, the “cute” Beatle was living in the Asher family home when Peter & Gordon got signed two years later and needed a catchy song to release as a single. Asher asked about one of McCartney’s unfinished numbers, “World Without Love,” which was never completed because John Lennon didn’t think it was right for The Beatles. The song went on to be a worldwide chart topping hit and made Peter & Gordon part of the

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burgeoning British Invasion of the early-mid 1960s. Asher’s story about how McCartney wrote the bridge and an extra verse in less than an hour – and how he’s got his secretly stashed-away McCartney’s original handwritten music and lyrics for his “rainy day fund” – is one of Are you ready to see some of the area’s

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the more charming tales Asher shares in concert these days, including a gig last summer at SOhO, where he was supported by the great guitarist Albert Lee. He’s joking, of course, because Asher hasn’t got any money problems, not with the tens of millions of dollars he’s earned over a half-century-plus career in the music business. After Peter and Gordon disbanded in 1968, Asher took over the A&R department at The Beatles’ Apple Records label, where he signed the then-unknown James Taylor and agreed to produce the singer-songwriter’s debut solo album. Even though the record bombed, Asher was so enamored with Taylor’s artistry that he quit the Apple job to become Taylor’s manager, along the way also producing some of the singer’s hit recordings from 1970-85, including Sweet Baby James, Mud Slide Slim, and the Blue Horizon and Flag. He also managed Linda Ronstadt in her early years and helmed a bunch of her early LPs, including Heart Like a Wheel, Simple Dreams, Living in the USA and Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. Among the other artists he has produced albums with over the years are Cher, 10,000 Maniacs, Neil Diamond, Robin Williams, Diana Ross, and Steve Martin, to name a few, while expanding that list to singles and tribute cuts adds Elton John, Paul Jones, Dixie Chicks, Julia Fordham, and newer stars such as Ed Sheeran and Esperanza Spaulding to the mix. Then there are TV specials, movie soundtracks – the list goes on and on. And that’s not even mentioning that the look of the title character in Mike Meyers’s Austin Power movies was based on Asher’s nerdy appearance back in the era. Now, we can add another performing two-some to the credits, a mash-up of Peter & Gordon and Chad & Jeremy, the other British Invasion duo who scored 1960s hits with “Distant Shores,” “Yesterday’s Gone,” “Willow Weep For Me,” “Before and After,” and “A Summer Song” around the same time Peter &

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Gordon were soaring up the charts with “I Go To Pieces,” “I Don’t Want To See You Again,” “Lady Godiva,” and others. With Gordon Waller having passed away almost a decade ago, and Chad Stewart deciding just recently to retire from the road, the time seemed right for the two former rivals to team up. So Asher and Jeremy Clyde, who also has had an acting career, are heading out on the road as a duo, playing both slate of hits and more, and sharing memories from decades in the public eye. Asher talked about the project and more earlier this week prior to their concert at the Lobero Theatre this Sunday, November 11. Q. You are crossing paths with your fellow British Invasion mates. Is that something you’re excited about? A. Oh, sure. We knew them back in London, we were on the same circuits. In fact, they were doing a lunchtime bar gig and left after they got signed by a label before we did, and they recommended us to take it over. A year later, we both had big hits and were touring America! For some reason, they didn’t have hits back home in England like we did, but we were neck and neck in the states. In a way we were rivals; that’s why it’s so funny that we’re working together now. But as Jeremy puts it, once Gordon died (a decade ago) and Chad retired last year, it just seemed inevitable: twice the hits, twice the stories! You know, people used to get us confused back in the ‘60s and compliment us on each other’s TV appearances and such. So now that we perform as Peter & Jeremy, I’m sure they’ll never get it straightened out. What’s your favorite song of theirs? It would have to be “Yesterday’s Gone.” I always loved it and it’s fun to sing, so catchy and well-written. I used to sing their songs along with the radio, but now I get to take Chad’s spot and learn the songs properly, which is great because they’re in my (vocal) range, which isn’t all that big. 8 – 15 November 2018

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For those who saw the SOhO show, what’s different besides half the set list? They’re really different in content and style. With Albert, it’s more about musicianship and detail, while this one is much more entertainment-oriented, with lots of hits and funny stories and videos, with him on Batman and other TV shows. Even people who don’t care about the music would find it very entertaining.

Speaking of which, you are a great storyteller. And you’re really funny! Do you work at it? I’ve always been a bit of a ham, going back to being a child actor. I suppose I do have a knack for storytelling, or people tell me that anyway. I like talking. I’m happy on stage. I’ve always been fine with public speaking, even more so than one-on-one. So, it does come naturally. But Jeremy

is even funnier than I am. We love making people laugh. Switching to producing, your records have crossed so many genres. Is there a common thread between the artists you choose to produce, or perhaps a Peter Asher sound? Yeah, that they’re all great. There’s not an artist who I am not incredibly proud to have worked with. But I

don’t have a “sound.” A technique maybe, a level of quality. But what I’m always going after is having the artist sound as good as they can, and for us to make the best possible record. You’re still at it too, right? Well, I don’t have a record project at the moment, being on the road so





SAT, NOV 24, 2018 | 1PM | AT THE GRANADA THEATRE By the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony The Santa Barbara Symphony launches the holiday season with an afternoon of Free holiday festivities Saturday, November 24th at The Granada Theatre. The Santa Barbara Youth Symphony will perform a FREE community performance at 1pm led by conductor Andy Radford, and stay tuned for exciting programming announcements.


SAT, NOV 24, 2018 | 8PM | AT THE GRANADA THEATRE Santa Barbara Symphony Nir Kabaretti, conductor Capathia Jenkins, vocals Celebrate the start of the holiday season with the Santa Barbara Symphony and prepare to be delighted as Broadway Star and Actress Capathia Jenkins sings your favorite holiday classics in a program curated and led by the Symphony’s own Maestro, Nir Kabaretti.

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Beautification Day


ontecito Association (MA) Beautification Day was a great success, drawing more than 100 volunteers who came out to help beautify several areas of Montecito. With breakfast sponsored by the Rosewood Miramar Resort, lunch donated by Montecito Village Grocery and San Ysidro Ranch (and prepared by Montecito firefighters), the event was a collaborative effort. Multiple groups came out to man tables and provide community information, including the Montecito Sanitary District, Montecito Water District, MERRAG, Montecito Trails Foundation, the Montecito Library, and others. Gathering back at the green after trash pick-up, MA board president Charlene Nagel presented Abe Powell, founder of the Bucket Brigade, with the honor of Citizen of the Year. “I am so moved by Abe’s willingness and the hundreds of volunteers that you’ve had, because I’m not sure where our community would have been without you,” Nagel said.

by Journal Staff photos courtesy Sharon Byrne “We’ve had so many tremendous heroes surface as a result of our tragedies this year.” Powell thanked local leaders First District supervisor Das Williams, Assembly woman Monique Limon, and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, as well as Direct Relief, Habitat for Humanity, Montecito Trails Foundation, and Santa Barbara City College Foundation, saying that the Bucket Brigade would not have been able to clear as much mud from properties without the help of multiple entities. He also thanked his wife, Jessica Powell, and BB co-founders Tom Cole, Linda Cole, Josiah Hamilton, and a large group of volunteers for their dedication in leading more than 3,000 people in the massive clean-up effort. “They were willing to do anything to help people, and that is the magic of the Bucket Brigade,” Powell said. The day was co-chaired by Mindy Denson, Trish Davis, and Houghton Hyatt. For more information, visit •MJ

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Veterans Day Events Veterans Parade Saturday, November 10 • Noon - 1:00 pm • State Street • Free.

Parachute Landing Saturday, November 10 • 1:30 pm (approximately) • Watch for the Patriot Parachute Team performing in the sky above the event at 1:30 pm., landing near the Carriage Museum, 129 Castillo Street • Free.

6th Annual Salute to Vets Saturday, November 10 • Noon - 5:00 pm • Entry fee will be $20 and includes five raffle tickets. Lunch is $10, or a package including entry, lunch, and 10 raffle tickets can be purchased for $30. Veterans and children under 12 are free. Contact Jerry Farmer for more information at (805) 350-2006.

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much, although there’s the songs for SpongeBob with Hans Zimmer. And I did the music for the Steve Martin/ Martin Short TV special. I’m hoping to get to do a song with Ben Platt, who is making his first record after winning the Tony as the lead in Dear Evan Hansen. He’s one of the greatest singers I’ve ever heard in my life, and his songs are brilliant. I still getting excited about working with somebody new.

You don’t gnome me: Amélie takes Center Stage

Out of the Box: Hair Today, Amélie Tomorrow

Turning Amélie into a stage musical might appear to be a fool’s mission, given that the indie French film was a surprising hit in 2001 largely because of the movie’s tone and the charms of its breakout star, Audrey Tautou. But Out of the Box (OOB) Theatre Company founder Samantha Eve thinks the recent translation works out just fine and also improves upon the original. “The film was about the aesthetic, the colors, the tone, the look. It was visually just so different and interesting,” Eve admitted. “But the musical allows you get deeper into the story. We can explore the characters,


what drives them, and get into their motivations much more through the music.” That story is a fanciful modern-day fairytale that finds the curious but painfully shy Amélie turning Parisian streets into a world of her own imagination while secretly orchestrating small but surprising acts of kindness to bring joy to those around her. But when her own possible romance beckons, she discovers she has to fight

against her own fears to make the connection. To be sure, there is also some stage magic at play in the theatrical adaptation. As in the earlier productions in Berkeley and on Broadway, OOB is employing puppets to the “surreal reality, and breaking into fantasy which is easy to do with film, but we need something to show the clear departure from reality.” OOB, in fact, is upping the ante, turning the garden gnome and Elton John characters into giant puppets, which, along with all of the other ones, are being created by UCSB whiz Christina McCarthy. “The puppets are amazing,” Eve enthused. “There are no words. They’re just fantastic.” Although it charmed the critics out of town, Amélie didn’t get great reviews on Broadway – The New York Times calling it “aggressively cute and quirky,” while The Guardian termed it “a creme brulée of a musical: sweet but ultimately bland” – and the show closed soon after failing to receive any anticipated Tony nominations in the spring of 2017. But that didn’t dispel Eve’s desire to take on the work. “A lot of the shows that we’ve done

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before don’t do well on Broadway. Putting them in a big theater loses a lot of the intimacy, because they focus more on special effects rather than what’s on the page and the connection to the actors and the stories. You can’t get much more intimate than Center Stage (where Amélie plays weekends November 9-18). We’re pretty much in your lap. So you are invested. You root for the characters and want them to succeed.” What might make that tricky is another of the show’s strengths, Eve said, that “there’s no typical bad guy, a villain the protagonist fights against to get what they want. Amélie is her own worst enemy. But that’s what makes it so human and relatable, something everyone can connect to.” On the other hand, Eve herself will be doing everything she can to make the character come across – besides directing, she’s starring in the title role, her first time doing a big part in one of her plays in quite a while. “It’s one of those roles I just love and connect to and really wanted to play,” she explained. Indeed, besides her head and heart, Eve has also invested her hair. “I just got it all cut, not quite as short as hers (Tautou in the film). But I told the stylist to go for it. She’s French and loves the movie, so she really got into it.”

All’s Fair

An even newer work also gets its Santa Barbara debut over the same two weekends as UCSB Theater presents Vanity Fair, based on William Makepeace Thackery’s classic 1848 novel, and adapted for the stage with a modern twist by playwright Kate Hamill. Thomas Whitaker directs the tale of misadventures, friendship, and morally questionable acts, which premiered in New York just last year, making UCSB only the second company to stage the work that The New York Times hailed as “a gift to actors and a goody bag for audiences,” while The

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Tadja Enos, Cooper Bruhns, Sierra Hastings, Oliver Rubey, and Daniel Blanco (photo by David Bazemore)

Wall Street Journal called it “a masterpiece of creative compression that is at once arrestingly original and faithful to its source material.” Coincidentally, one of the two young women at the center of the plot who are attempting to navigate English society during the Napoleonic Wars is named Amelia. Vanity Fair runs November 9-18 in the Performing Arts Theater on campus.

Magic with a Message: 4Qs with Ivan Amodei “I could card trick you to death, or turn a red ball blue in front of your eyes, but I wanted to do something that had more meaning.” That’s how Thousand Oaks-raised illusionist Ivan Amodei explained his transition from standard magic to shows that explore deeper themes, even the existential issues of life. The veteran performer whose “Intimate Illusions” show, launched just four years after he won first place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians Close-Up Competition, is nearing its 10th anniversary of residency at the historic Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills has raised his game once again for his new show, “Secrets & Illusions: Unlock Your Destiny” –

which comes to the Lobero Theatre on Saturday night, November 10. Amodei talked about the show that is set in a famous Paris museum and promises to blend the mystery of magic with mysticism and messing with one’s mind. Q. How did you come up with the concept for the show? A. My wife and I went to the Louvre just before closing time, so it was almost empty. And I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to do magic amid all these beautiful pieces of art, with each piece relating to something meaningful for people, like facing your fears, the Law of Attraction, or making good choices. So, we have projections of paintings and we’re uncovering life’s deep secrets inside these priceless works of art.” The show is billed as “a psychological thriller that reveals the secrets to life, one illusion at a time.” That seems like quite a bold statement. How can magic do that? I’m taking illusions I’ve created or modified and recreating them as a way of illustrating these issues or ideas. The whole show is based around demonstrating the value of these kinds of premises – trusting your intuition, taking charge of your


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Notice Inviting Bids GIBRALTAR RESERVOIR METER PROJECT Bid No. 3925 1.

Bid Acceptance. The City of Santa Barbara (“City”) will accept sealed bids for its Gibraltar Reservoir Meter Project (“Project”), by or before November 28, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., at its Purchasing Office, located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, at which time and place the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Each bidder is responsible for making certain that its Bid Proposal is actually delivered to the Purchasing Office. The receiving time at the Purchasing Office will be the governing time for acceptability of bids. Telegraphic, telephonic, electronic, and facsimile bids will not be accepted.


Project Information. 2.1

The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular

Location and Description. The Project is located at the City’s Gibraltar Reservoir, and is described as follows:

Construction of a new flow monitoring facility to measure flow from Gibraltar Reservoir including a new H-flume flow meter and associated appurtenances, including a new cinderblock building to house the flume. Modifications to the existing valve house structure and 36-inch discharge pipe are required.

meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on October 30, 2018. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter


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

Ninety (90) calendar days for submittals, purchasing materials, construction and commissioning from the notice to proceed.

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

2.3 Engineer’s Estimate. The Engineer’s estimate for construction of this Project is: $250,000.



/s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager


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

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


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


Prevailing Wage Requirements.


I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on October 23, 2018, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on October 30, 2018, by the following roll call vote:

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

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







6.2 Rates. The prevailing rates are on file with City and available online at Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half. 6.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code section 1771.4.

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


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


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


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


Mandatory Site Visit. A site visit will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., at the following location: Gibraltar Reservoir, for the purpose of acquainting all prospective bidders with the Contract Documents and the Worksite. The site visit is mandatory. A bidder who fails to attend a mandatory site visit will be disqualified from bidding.


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

on October 31, 2018.

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on October 31, 2018.

/s/ Cathy Murillo Mayor



By: ___________________________________

Date: ________________

William H. Hornung, General Services Manager

Published November 7, 2018 Montecito Journal

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Una Starr, 912 West Islay, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Kelley Marie Keefner, 912 West Islay, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 19, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN No. 2018-0002823. Published October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 2018.

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



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

Publication Dates: 1) November 7, 2018

NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Harbor Seal, 3463 State St. #310, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Michelle Arconti, 925 W. Sola St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 15, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN No. 2018-0002788. Published October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 2018.

person(s) is/are doing business as: Sea to Sierra, 1205 San Miguel Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Sea to Sierra, LLC, 1205 San Miguel Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 10, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN No. 2018-0002750. Published October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 2018.




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ing person(s) is/are doing business as: For the People; We the People Santa Ynez Valley; For the People Document Preparation; We the People Lompoc, 1010 N. H St, Lompoc, CA 93436. Tyler Gross-Stuart, 110 S Mary Ave Ste. 2-107, Nipomo, CA 93444. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 16, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Mary Soto. FBN No. 2018-0002790. Published October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 2018.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: One West Insurance Services, LLC, 3640 Sagunto St. #301, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Acrisure of California, LLC, 5664 Prairie Creek Drive, Caledonia, MI, 49316. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 19, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN No. 2018-0002819. Published October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bright Moving & Delivery, 1309 Chino Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Angel Emanuel Lara Perez, 1309 Chino Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on September 20, 2018. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jazmin Murphy. FBN No. 2018-0002571. Published October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 2018.

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2015, returns to the Granada Theatre to stage Puccini’s most romantic work and one of the most frequently performed operas in history on Friday & Sunday, November 9 & 11. Tenor Nathan Granner as Rodolfo and soprano Eleni Calenos as Mimi are the star-crossed lovers, while OSB veteran baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco sings the role of Marcello and last season’s Chrisman Studio Artist, Elle Valera, returns in a principal role as Musetta, the other couple in the tale of bohemian rhapsody and rebuke. OSB chief Kostis Protopapas conducts.

It’s magic with Ivan Amodei

life’s direction, the importance of time – through a crazy illusion. For facing your fears, for example, it involves a 12-inch Bowie knife in a sort of Russian Roulette game that an audience member plays. It can be very heart-wrenching, but life is like that. Nobody actually gets hurt, of course, but people have started crying and really struggled with that one. There are about nine different illusions, each touching upon these various elements – not all of them are that tense, of course. But even this affect is both funny and scary, and also sends a message. It seems that this isn’t just an angle for you, and that you care about these ideas. Is that accurate? Yeah, I do care. Prior to having kids, my values were really different. But they opened my eyes about what is important. Now, I think a lot about these bigger things in life. I create magic around what is important to me, and I love sharing it with others. Where does that leave the skeptics, and those who want to figure it all out? Do they get in your way, do you want to convince them? Well-done magic traps you where you can’t figure it out. But I’m not worried if they do. I don’t want the antagonistic relationship the audience might think they have with the magician. Good magic isn’t me shoving it down your throat that I made something happen. It’s you coming to that conclusion on your own. Magic isn’t about fooling the eye. It’s about fooling the psyche.

Opera Opens

Santa Barbara’s conflux of big anniversary seasons in classical music – CAMA at 100, the Santa Barbara Symphony’s 65th – continues this weekend with the kickoff of Opera Santa Barbara’s 25th season via a new production of La Bohème. Former Israeli Opera director Omer Ben Seadia, who helmed Opera Santa Barbara’s (OSB) production of L’italiana in Algeri in 8 – 15 November 2018

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Digital Delights of Delilah

Mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna – who first paired up for a production of Carmen at the Met in New York – reunite for another sensual French opera, opening the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut with vivid, seductive staging, while Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years. The Live in HD entry screens 2 pm Sunday, November 11, in Hahn Hall.

Saving a Life

With a feeling of tearing in her chest, Michele rushed to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where she learned she was having a heart attack leading up to cardiac arrest. If she hadn’t made it to the hospital quickly, she wouldn’t have survived. Within 30 minutes, Dr. Michael Shenoda intervened and saved her life. Dr. Shenoda is an interventional cardiologist affiliated with the Cottage Heart & Vascular Center. Today, Michele is back to work as a hairstylist and enjoying yoga, running trails and eating healthy. To learn more about how we heal the heart, visit

Classical Corner

Montage, UCSB Music’s fifth annual department showcase concert, features faculty members from the chamber music and voice programs along with undergraduate and graduate students and UCSB Music alumni in a densely packed evening at Trinity Episcopal Church starting at 7 pm Sunday, November 11. Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, new faculty cellist Jennifer Kloetzel, pianist Natasha Kislenko, and tabla player Shashank Aswathanarayana are among the stars for the concert, which has been curated by UCSB professor of flute Jill Felber. Free admission. Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings the local debut of Dan Forrest’s 2016 work, Jubilate Deo, which brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100, “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” by featuring an array of languages including Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Spanish, and English, with each movement combining characteristics of its language-group’s musical culture with Forrest’s own musical experience. Vivaldi’s Gloria, the most popular of the composer’s 37 liturgical choral works, rounds out the program on Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11, at First Presbyterian Church downtown. •MJ • The Voice of the Village •



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Talk Covers Deep-Sea Explorations: Sea Fans Beth Horvath searches for sea fans in the tide pools


eth Horvath, Westmont associate professor of biology, examines the significant roles gorgonian corals (sea fans) play in the healthy biodiversity of deep-water habitats, such as the Santa Barbara Channel, in a lecture Thursday, November 8, at 5:30 pm at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown lecture, “Gorgonian Corals: Sentinels of Deep-Sea Habitat Changes Along the West Coast,” is free and open to the public. This lecture is sponsored by the Westmont Foundation. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call (805) 565-6051. Gorgonians are soft corals, not calcium carbonate reef-building coral,

and are found throughout the world’s oceans. “Noticeable changes occurring in the physical features of the deep-water marine ecosystem can affect them,” Horvath says. “So, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will spend the next several years exploring off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington, using high-tech equipment to look for them.” Horvath, one of many working with the NOAA on the project, works as a research associate in the Invertebrate Labs at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. She has described new gorgonian species and consults with 15 governmental and non-governmental agencies in identifying them. She graduated from Westmont and earned a master’s degree in biology with an emphasis in marine sciences at CSU Long Beach. She joined the Westmont faculty in 1978 part time and became full time in 1990. As a field biologist, she spends her free time with students in tide pools along the coast.

Westmont hosts its 14th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir, Chamber Singers and Choral Union on Friday, November 30, at 7 pm; Saturday, December 1, at 2 and 7 pm; and Sunday, December 2, at 3 pm, all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 East Constance Avenue. Tickets for this year’s event, “Gloria in Excelsis Deo: The Song of the Angels,” cost $15 each and go on sale Thursday, November 8, at 5 pm at Tickets are sold online only. Each year, the program tells the Christmas story in a fresh way and from a new perspective. “The theme is evocative of the transcendent joy of the Christmas story,” says director Michael Shasberger, Adams professor of music and worship. “You can expect many different iterations of the ‘Gloria’ of the angels to fill the evening this year that will fill hearts with wonder and joy.” The orchestra opens the program with Rimsky Korsakoff’s grand “Christmas Polonaise,” followed by the choir’s soaring “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” in six parts by Thomas Weelkes. “The program will also feature the Westmont Chamber Singers and Choral Union performing familiar carols, delightfully fresh compositions of the season, and some exciting music with African cultural roots,” Shasberger says.

Oldach Runs for 2nd GSAC Title

Westmont junior Michael Oldach defended his title and senior Blake Fonda finished second at the Golden State Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships on November 3 in Santa Clarita. Oldach of Colorado Springs completed the 8,000-meter race in a time of 25:26, and Fonda of Lodi finished in 25:39. They earned All-GSAC honors

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Michael Oldach defended his GSAC Cross Country title

for their performances, as did freshman Jason Peterson of Santa Barbara, who placed 10th in 26:37.

Volleyball Finishes Strong on Senior Night

Number 15-ranked Westmont volleyball closed out its regular season with a three-game sweep of San Diego Christian (25-10, 25-11, 25-23) on Senior Night, completing the Warriors’ 13th win in a row. Westmont honored three seniors before they took the court for their final home regular-season match of their careers: Amy Buffham of Saugus, Samantha Neely of Whittier, and Libby Dahlberg of Sacramento. The Warriors finished the season in second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference and are seeded No. 2 in the upcoming GSAC Tournament hosted by Hope International, which begins on Saturday, November 10.

Men’s Soccer Kicking in GSAC Tourney

Warrior Gabriel McEwen drilled a 10-yard shot four minutes into the second half, followed by Christian Webb finding the back of the net in the 76th minute to give Westmont (10-5-2) a 2-0 victory over Menlo College (12-6) November 3 in the GSAC Tournament quarterfinals. With the win, the Warriors advance to the semifinals game against Vanguard on Thursday, November 8, at 6:30 pm at Orange County Great Park in Irvine. “We have the utmost respect for them, they’re the two-time defending champions,” said head coach Dave Wolf. “But you know, we’ve built great momentum, won some games, and put some shutouts together. The question I had about this team this year was really the question of could we put it all together at once.” The number-12 Westmont women’s soccer (12-1-3, 5-1-2 GSAC) earned a first-round bye and will open the GSAC Tournament against The Master’s on Thursday at 11 am in Irvine.  •MJ 8 – 15 November 2018

SEEN (Continued from page 14) Fritz Harnsberger in his plus-fours ready for a game of golf and greeting guests at the Bayou Open

Dennis McNeil, renowned Irish Tenor And his friends Deborah Bertling and Peter Clark Sunday, November 11, 2018 7:30PM

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SBRM honorees Anna and Dave Grotenhuis

with bacon. There was a wine or beer bar and music by The Idiomatiques. The “Clubhouse” served steak dinner family-style at long tables set among the largest stand of Moreton Bay Fig trees in the world (it is believed). Lorraine Lim did the catering. Rancho Dos Pueblos is a historical treasure. We were in front of the Big House, which is part of a working ranch with lush grounds gardens, fruit trees, and roses. It holds acres of avocado trees. The Rescue Mission is so grateful to the Schultes for letting

them use the property for the bayous. Catherine Remak emceed the program, while board member Kiah Jordan introduced the recipients of the 16th Leni Fe Bland award, David and Anna Grotenhuis. They have partnered with the Rescue Mission to ensure there will be a place in our community where people confronting homelessness and addiction can turn for coming decades. David and Anna are also involved with Westmont

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Carroll-ing at Alhecama – Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity have made him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists. Born in England, Carroll was fresh out of school and beginning to balance his classical nylon-string guitar work with forays into the steel string world when a chance meeting with English guitar legend John Renbourn proved the catalyst for his debut album, Sixth Sense, released in 2000, which Renbourn deemed “a milestone in the journey of the steel-string guitar.” The pair spent the next two years on tour together in Europe and the United States before Carroll hooked up with another guitar legend, Tommy Emmanuel, to continue performing all over the world. Equally adept at 16th- and 17th-century lute music and jazz standards, blues, and Irish reels, Carroll also performs his own groundbreaking compositions that both challenge and entice. The guitarist comes to Santa Barbara tonight on a one-shot show between a Midwest tour and a return to partner with Emmanuel in

Europe via the terrific but almost underground Wooden Hall Concert series from Kevin Gilles’s Acoustic Music Association, which brings world-class musicians to the intimate and acoustically fine former home of the Ensemble Theater. WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: Alhecama Theater, 914 Santa Barbara St. COST: $20 INFO: Collective Collaborative – SBCC Dance’s third annual presentation brings together professional and preprofessional companies from Santa Barbara and throughout California for two performances at The New Vic downtown. The roster for the twoday festival includes UCSB Dance Company, Thacher Dance Ensemble, Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, Santa Barbara Dance Arts, SpectorDance, AKOMI Dance, Weslie Ching Dance, GRAYSCALE, Jess Harper & Dancers, and FUSE Dance Company along with SBCC Dance Company, which has dramatically upped its game since Tracy Kofford took over the reins a few years back. WHEN: 7 tonight & tomorrow WHERE: New Vic Theater, 33 West Victoria St. COST: $25 in advance, $30 at the door (general admission) INFO: 965-5400 or

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Crosby, Continued – No one could have faulted him if David Crosby wanted to hang up his guitar and shelve the famous voice that has earned him two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as co-founder of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash [CSNY]). But at 77, the Santa Barbara-raised singer-songwriter not only shows no signs of slowing down, he’s actually acting as creatively as ever, what with releasing four albums in just the last five years. The latest is a second foray with the Lighthouse Band – comprising three-time Grammy-winning bassist-composer-producer Michael League of Snarky Puppy, North Carolina bred/Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist Becca Stevens (who had a solo gig at SOhO back in the summer of 2017), and Canadian singer- songwriter and keyboardist Michelle Willis – with whom he recorded a self-titled CD back in 2016. The album overlays his trademark unusual tunings with dreamy harmonies, while all four artists trade off lead vocals a la CSNY days. Meanwhile, the lyrics are as relevant to today’s issues – with references to the Parkland school shooting, “Rocket Man,” and a call for women to run the planet – as “Ohio” was back in the early 1970s. Perhaps the only misleading line on the album is Crosby intoning “I’ve been thinking about dying, and how to do it well,” which given the passion, care, and craft the 77-year-old exhibits here, is likely still a long way off. An Evening with David Crosby & Friends will feature the foursome reinterpreting Crosby’s greatest hits from his career alongside the newer music co-created with Lighthouse. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $65 & $75 INFO: (805) 963-0761 or


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Goode Enough – CAMA, which opened its Centennial Season with the 250th visit from the Los Angeles Philharmonic in October, launches its more intimate series of recitals with a concert from pianist Richard Goode, who has been hailed for musicmaking of tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness over a career spanning more than 50 years. His fourth CAMA appearance will traverse more than a century of keyboard music in a 15-works program that surrounds Janáček’s ravishing early 20th-century piano cycle “In the Mists” with solo piano pieces by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin. Note: Goode will also conduct a masterclass at UCSB’s Geiringer Hall at 6 pm on Thursday, November 8, featuring three students performing works by Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven (free with reservations). WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $39 & $49 INFO: (805) 963-0761 or



Shorty Circuit – Guitar Shorty may not be nearly as versatile as English fingerpicking phenom Clive Carroll (see above) being that he pretty much only plays the blues. But he does that one thing pretty darn well. Influenced in his early days in Texas and Florida by the likes of B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, and Guitar Slim, Shorty served as lead guitarist in the bands of such musical giants Sam Cooke, T Bone Walker, and Ray Charles – and in turn influenced both Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy – before heading out west to settle in Los Angeles right around the same time as the Santa Barbara Blues Society (SBBS), now the oldest existing one in the U.S., was founded in 1977. Shorty has won two Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards for Best Blues Album of the Year and been nominated for several others over the years, but the discs barely come close to capturing his high-energy intensity in concert that found one reviewer crowing that he “sounds like a caged tiger before feeding time; his molten guitar pours his psychedelicized solos like lava over anything in his path.” That element will be on display when Shorty returns to play for the SBBS, where his previous show was a rollicking party that found the guitarist wailing away on his axe while strolling through the enthusiastic crowd. Santa Barbara’s own Jimmy C and Robert E play an opening set before Shorty hits the stage above the spring-loaded dance floor for two full sets of bountiful blues. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St. COST: $30 general, $40 VIP seating ($15 college students, $10 high school students; free for children under 12) INFO: 7228155 or

Ramen to Eradicate Hunger – Outpost at The Goodland’s fourth annual Ramenfest pits teams from some of Santa Barbara’s top restaurants that each put forth their best ramen recipes in a friendly competition to win the public’s “Ramen King of Santa Barbara” vote. The chefs will offer a taste of a variety of ramen creations, from the traditional noodle soup to wild and ambitious variations. Also spicing things up are Southern Wines & Spirits, which will be sampling Japanese sake and whiskey, and Draughtsmen Aleworks, who will serve a special Ramenfest brew on tap, with tunes courtesy of ubiquitous Santa Barbara DJ Darla Bea. General admission tickets includes tastings from each participating restaurant, a welcome beverage, and samples from the bar. Partial proceeds from Ramenfest will be donated to No Kid Hungry, which works to end childhood Hunger in America. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: Outpost at The Goodland Hotel, 5650 Calle Real, Goleta COST: From $35 INFO: (805) 964-6241 or www.

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From Sea to Shining Sea – The American Irish Historical Society presents An Evening of Songs featuring operatic tenor/musical theater actor/ concert singer Dennis McNeil, whose 25-year career has included performances around the globe, from the historic opera houses and concert halls of Europe to the Met and City halls in New York. Known for his versatility, McNeil has sung for five U.S. presidents as well as foreign heads of state, and performed at the Dodger Stadium Memorial for Los Angeles Times sportswriter Jim Murray, with lyricist Sammy Cahn in the musical revue Words and Music, 8 – 15 November 2018

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Pixel Perfect – Choreographer Mourad Merzouki has been a major figure on the hip-hop scene since the early 1990s, when his first dance company, Accrorap, developed hip-hop movements for the stage while simultaneously exploring other dance genres. Five years later, Merzouki established his own company, Käfig, to work at the junction of many different disciplines, combining hip-hop dance with elements of martial arts, circus, fine arts, Brazilian urban dance and capoeira. Video, and live music. Käfig is now touring with “Pixel,” its surreal blend of visionary urban dance and interactive virtual environments, created in collaboration with French digital production studio Adrien M & Claire B. The work features the company’s 11 athletic and artistic dancers navigating a sophisticated interactive environment of light and lasers that confounds the audience’s perceptions of what is virtual and what is real in a mesmerizing brew of bodies and abstractions. Critics have loved the work in Australia and Albany, with one reviewer writing, “They’re animated by waves of energy, as if volts of electricity were traveling from muscle to muscle and limb to limb. Then that tightly controlled power explodes into fireworks.” WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $35 to $45 INFO: 899-2222 / www. or 893-3535 /

and with a wide variety of pop artists. Tonight, he’ll be joined by Santa Barbara-based soprano Deborah Bertling, who has performed in dozens of operas, plays, and concerts throughout California, including several appearances with Opera Santa Barbara, with support from longtime Montecito pianist Peter Clark, who is comfortable in both jazz and pop styles. WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: New Vic Theater, 33 West Victoria St. COST: $25 INFO: 965-5400 or www. Young Lion of Jazz – George Young, who has been playing a large variety of saxophones and other wind instruments for six decades, can boast a credits list that reads like a Who’s Who of jazz, pop, and rock, with such names as Mick Jagger, John Lennon, James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, and more. He’s also contributed to many well-known television and movie soundtracks across nearly every genre, including Miller’s Crossing, Naked







Gun 2 1/2, New York, New York, The Simpsons, Sleepless In Seattle, Tootsie, Working Girl, You’ve Got Mail, Animal House, Brighton Beach Memoirs, A Chorus Line, Fame, and Ghostbusters. His recording gigs span studio sessions with jazz cats Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, and Toots Thielemans, and the big bands of Louis Bellson and Benny Goodman. But he also has led many groups over the years, most recently The Hollywood Jazz Quartet – comprising Ross Margitza on piano, Harvey Newmark on bass, and Mark Z. Stevens on drums. They’ll play some jazz standards, several originals, and songs that pay tribute to the jazz greats over the decades at this afternoon’s The Santa Barbara Jazz Society concert. WHEN: 1 to 4 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $25 general, $15 SBJS members, $7 members who are local professional jazz musicians or full-time students INFO: 962-7776 / or 687-7123 /  •MJ









Rabbit Holes and Hoofing it – Helix, Nebula Dance Lab’s latest evening of collaborative dance exploration, encompasses guest performances by Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Dance and Santa Barbara Dance Theater featuring Christina Sanchez alongside new Nebula works by Meredith Cabaniss and the Indy Award-winning choreographer Shelby Lynn Joyce. The show also features a restaging of Nebula’s acclaimed work from last season, Through the Looking Glass, which Alice’s imaginative and curious world comes to life through intricately woven choreography by Meredith Cabaniss, Devyn Duex, and Karyn Laver, and live musical accompaniment composed and directed by Adam Phillips of the Folk Orchestra of Santa Barbara, as well as compelling visual backdrops created by Shelby Lynn Joyce. Proceeds from tonight’s show at the Lobero helps support Nebula in presenting Looking Glass four times for Santa Barbara Unified Schools K-12, and several charter and Goleta schools, more than 2,400 students in all – for free. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $39 and $49, students $20 ($69 VIP tickets include best seating and post-show meet-and-greet reception with the dancers and choreographers) INFO: (805) 963-0761 or

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John and Melody DuPrau, board president of the Santa Barbara Club Linda Rosso, and trustee Nancy Knight at the garden art party

College and Foundation, the Cancer Foundation, and Cottage Hospital. They’ve had their own real estate investment firm since 1972. Bringing all of this event together were co-chairs Susan Hughes, Suzi Ryan, and Kim Mullen. SBRM board chair is Joyce McCullough and president of the women’s auxiliary is Julie Willig. The Rescue Mission operates one of the largest residential drug and alcohol treatment programs nationwide. In contrast to national statistics of only

Sponsor John Woodward with film producer Frank McGinity and director Tina Love at the showing of Riven Rock at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum

21 percent who complete dependency programs stay free for five years, more than 46 percent of the Missions graduates stay free over the same time. The Mission provides hot meals and overnight accommodations to the homeless 365 days a year. For more information, call (805) 966-1316.

Garden Party Art Show

The Santa Barbara Club was the scene for a romantic afternoon in their garden, sipping champagne, listen-


rattoria Mollie has opened at 1218 State Street (next to the Granada Theatre) and the inimitable Mollie Ahlstrand will be there full time, where she and her longtime staff will cook up the same great dishes she became internationally famous for (Spaghetti with Turkey and Raisin Meatballs, the best Lasagna on planet Earth, unparalleled panna cotta, and a tira misu to die for, among others)!

The new Mollie’s, located at 1218 State Street, is open seven days a week and offers valet parking in front of the Granada Theatre every evening. Trattoria Mollie also serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2:30 pm. For questions or reservations, please call 805-770-8300 or 805-452-2692.

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Thad MacMillan with artist wife Laurie and trustees Katherine Murray-Morse and Frank McGinity at the Santa Barbara Club garden art affair

ing to violin music, and viewing art. The Art Foundation of Santa Barbara (AFSB) held an art exhibit and sale arranged by the president of the board Keith Mautino Moore. Part of the proceeds went to the AFSB, whose purpose is to educate the public in the works of artists. Featured artists were Laurie MacMillan, Thomas Van Stein, Ralph Waterhouse, Willis Heaton, Ray Hunter, Ann Sanders, Rick Garcia, and Patricia and Tom Post. The board of trustees includes Keith, Jon DuPrau, Frank E. McGinity, Robert G. Dibley, Katherine Murray-Morse, Nancy Schlosser, John Brinker, John Doordan, and Nancy Knight with and advisory committee of Sheri Mobley, Fran Morrow, and Diane Waterhouse. If you’d like to know more call (805) 965-6547.

Riven Rock

The Santa Barbara Historical Museum (SBHM) became a movie house for the evening with so many theater-goers that they had to have two showings. The film was a documentary about Riven Rock and the McCormick family. The producer was Frank McGinity, who lived for 27 years in the building that housed the movie theater for Stanley McCormick. The film’s title is The Romance & 

Reaping of Riven Rock, directed by Tina Love. It tells the riveting story of Stanley, whose father was Cyrus McCormick, who invented the reaper. That gave way to the industrial revolution, when the farms no longer needed so many men to work. Stanley was one of five children who may have been raised to wealth but whose childhood was less than ideal. The father ignored the children and was a workaholic. The mother locked them in a closet to make them obey. They all developed mental problems whether it be nature (DNA) or nurture, or more likely both. Stanley married Katharine Dexter, who was only the second woman to graduate from M.I.T. in 1904. They took a nine-month honeymoon, but their marriage was never consummated because of Stanley’s mental condition. Eventually, he would be diagnosed with schizophrenia and come to live alone but guarded over at Riven Rock, an 87-acre estate. His wife was not allowed to visit. And the story goes on. Ed Asner narrates the film. Tina and David Bradstreet wrote the script. John C. Woodward generously supported the event. Local author T.C. Boyle wrote a historical novel that is a fascinating read. For more information, call the SBHM at (805) 966-1601.  •MJ 8 – 15 November 2018

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by Beverlye Hyman Fead

Ms Fead moved from Beverly Hills to Malibu and then Montecito in 1985. She is married to retired music exec Bob Fead; between them they have four children, five grandchildren, and a dog named Sophia Loren. Beverlye is the author of I Can Do this; Living with Cancer, Nana, What’s Cancer and the blog, and book Aging In High Heels. She has also produced a documentary: Stage Four, Living with Cancer.

Aaron Briner, Battalion Chief


aron Briner, 43, grew up in Santa Barbara and is an eighth-generation Santa Barbara native. He attended San Marcos High School and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Aaron reminds one of a younger, more handsome brother of Garth Brooks. He seems very Americana, laidback, and you can almost picture him with guitar in hand. He met his wife at a church youth-group and has been happily married for 24 years. He has five children. Aaron lives in Santa Barbara with his family. His parents own Little Alex’s, where he worked for 11 years prior to leaving for college. I love Little Alex’s chicken soup, by the way, and the first thing I do when I start to sniffle is send my husband out for it. Aaron enjoys all types of sports, particularly soccer. He played soccer at SBCC. He holds a U.S. Soccer National D License and has coached for almost 20 years. Aaron loves to camp and travel the country with the family in their motor home. After graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Aaron worked as an accountant for six years. He spent three years working for KPMG in Orange County, followed by three years working for himself in Santa Barbara. After the tragic events on September 11, 2001, he told me, “A career in accounting is no longer in my future. I am going to focus my efforts on becoming a firefighter.” And that’s exactly what he did. He felt he needed to do something to help other people. In 2005, he was hired by Montecito Fire Department. Aaron has worked for MFD for 13 years and is currently a battalion chief. Aaron responded to the station on the morning of December 5, 2017, to back-fill for the engine companies that first responded to the Thomas Fire and remained at the station until December 18. During this time, he was the Station 1 captain, responsible for the staffing of three engines, a patrol, and two utilities. He was on a type 1 engine when the fire came into Montecito on the morning of December 16 and worked to put out dozens of spot fires on the west end of the district above highway 192. Aaron was on duty at Station 2 on the morning of January 9, 2018. He and his crew on Medic Engine 92 affected two rescues of individuals who were taken from their homes by the debris flow and over the course of the first 12 hours helped remove dozens of additional residents who were stranded inside their homes. Aaron was then assigned as task-force leader for Montecito Task-Force 1, which consisted of 22 personnel on six different apparatus. “Over the next thirteen days, we continued the search for victims in the western region of the disaster from Hot Springs to Bonnymede, until the search was called off on January 22”. The decision to become a firefighter was the best career choice that he has made. He feels honored and fortunate to be a firefighter, as every shift brings a new challenge and the satisfaction of having the opportunity to assist someone in his or her time of need. After meeting Aaron, you see how he is perfectly suited to this type of work. Thank you, Captain Briner, for all that you and your team do for us!  •MJ 8 – 15 November 2018

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The impressive vessel, festooned with Jolly Roger flags, featured creative catering from the Bear and Star in Los Olivos, including bloody ribs, dead man’s fingers, and bat’s wings – a novel version of grilled quail. Landlubbers enjoying the boo-tiful bash included Bill and Trish Davis, Kostis Protopapas, Hayley Firestone Jessup, and Gretchen Lieff and Miles Hartfeld.

Grand Granada CAMA – the Community Arts Music Association – kicked off the first concert of its centennial series at the Granada in grand style when the 1,500 music lovers were treated to a bounteous champagne reception an hour before the performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which is also celebrating its centenary. The talented L.A. musicians have

been regular visitors annually to our Eden by the Beach. Chilean Paolo Bortolameolli, a former Dudamel Fellow, conducted the energized performance with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, making his sixth appearance in 20 years, playing magnificently in Camille Saint-Saens’s 1896 Egyptian concerto No. 5 in F major, with the show wrapping with Beethoven’s 1807 Symphony No. 5 in C minor, with its famous four note opening. The L.A. Phil will be back in our tony town in March, when resident conductor Gustavo Dudamel will commemorate 100 years since the orchestra’s first appearance in Santa Barbara on March 6, 1920.


No Shame in Her Game

Coral Casino manager Kevin Speer marks 25th anniversary

Mary and Ray Freeman with Patricia Yzurdiaga (photo by Monie Photography)

Nicole Black launches first book

Lynn Kirst, Jan Bowlus, Karen Stephens, and Mary Collier (photo by Monie Photography)

Keith and Raye Melville, Bob and Val Montgomery (photo by Monie Photography)


It seems ironic that Santa Barbara author Nicole Black, who has just published her first book, Fat Shame, is the ex-wife of top pastry chef Renaud Gonthier, who has just opened his latest outpost on Coast Village Road. The pilates teacher, massage therapist, and certified rolfer, describes herself as a survivor of body image and eating disorders, amazingly losing more than 100 pounds while working at the popular French bakery. She is an advocate of holistic transformation, where a person’s wellbeing comes through the integration of mind, spirit, and body, creating change that starts on the inside and flourishes outward. The book, subtitled Ditch the Shame, Get Confident, and Claim the Life You Deserve, is part journal and part handbook, and sets out to give readers the confidence to break free from cycles of food addiction and negative body image toward whole beauty.

You’re always you and that don’t change, and you’re always changing. – Neil Galman

Kevin Speer, the affable manager of Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner’s Coral Casino, is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the role. But his career at the beachside club came about by chance. “Chris Hart, the former general manager of the resort, asked me to come over to the club from the hotel to correct some shortcomings,” explains Kevin. “Since I had a food and beverage background, I was given overnight to make the decision, and like clockwork he called me the next morning, and I said yes.” Hart promised to bring Kevin back to the Biltmore in another capacity if he would give a two-year commitment, and the rest, as they say, is history. “I have given at least 25 years because I love the membership and really wanted to be part of the historical rehabilitation that Ty Warner and his team executed to fruition. “Had I known 25 years ago I would still be here today, I would have started a journal to write the book of a lifetime!” Director’s Chair Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso, whose new 161-room, six-restaurant Rosewood Miramar Beach resort is scheduled to open in the New Year, has appointed veteran hotelier Sean Carney as managing director. Carney, who has more than two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, was formerly managing director of the five-star Lough Eske Castle in Donegal, Ireland, and held a similar position at the Capella Marigot Bay on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. His colorful career has also included working at Caneel Bay, one of my favorite resorts on the U.S. Virgin island of St. John, a Ritz Carlton, and 8 – 15 November 2018


members to a new $3.5-million guest home in Los Angeles, more than a year after putting her own Hollywood Hills Mediterranean-style mansion on the market for $8.95 million. The 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom property in Beverly Hills, will reportedly be used communally by those close to the former Dos Pueblos High student. Spread over 4,000 sq. ft., the lavish Spanish-style house has sweeping manicured lawns and a large outdoor pool in one exclusive gated community, with previous celebrity residents including TV host Ellen DeGeneres, actress Jennifer Lawrence, and tony twosome Ashton Kutcher and wife Mila Kunis, who now have a beach house in Carpinteria.

Sean Carney, managing director at new Caruso hotel

the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii. A dual citizen of Ireland and the U.S., Carney holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in international hospitality management from Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh, Scotland. What a Knight

William Daniels thwarts intruders

Montecito actor William Daniels, 91, thwarted burglars at his home in the San Fernando Valley. The St. Elsewhere and Boys Meets World star disturbed the culprits while the crime was in progress. William and his wife, Bonnie Bartlett, 89, were in the house when someone tried to kick in the back door in the evening. Fortunately, when the Emmywinner turned on the lights, the intruders fled, according to TMZ. He also voiced Kitt, the car, in the popular TV series Knight Rider. Guest Wishes Santa Barbara warbler Katy Perry, 33, has treated close friends and family 8 – 15 November 2018

Georgia on Her Mind TV talk-show titan Oprah Winfrey has made it absolutely clear she does not want to run for president, but she clearly has no problem helping others attain high office. Montecito’s most famous resident has been campaigning in Georgia for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, states: “I am not here testing any waters, I don’t wanna go into those waters.” Abrams would be the first AfricanAmerican woman governor in the nation. Order in the Court After my lead story on Montecito resident Jane Herron De Hart’s massive 15-year project to write a 752page book on Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, local car and art collector Michael Hammer lets me know his actor son Armie has just shot a biopic about her titled, On the Basis of Sex. Actress Felicity Jones portrays the diminutive 85-year-old 107th justice in America’s highest court, with Armie as her husband, Marty, as they team up to bring the first landmark gender-discrimination case before the Washington judges. The script is by David Stiepleman, Ginsburg’s nephew, with Mimi Leder as director. The film is scheduled for release on Christmas Day to coincide with Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary as a Supreme Court justice.

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