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MONTECITO MISCELLANY

FREE 17 – 24 Nov 2016 Vol 22 Issue 46

The Voice of the Village

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Polo Club patron Ben Soleimani gets a leg up for November 27 wedding, p. 6

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, P.8 • ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT & MOVIE GUIDE, P.22 • OPEN HOUSES, P.45

DIVING DEEP

Mimi deGruy, widow of deceased underwater and nature cinematographer Mike deGruy, killed in a fiery helicopter crash while readying James Cameron’s 36,000-foot descent to the bottom of the ocean, launches Kickstarter effort to put final touches on documentary of deGruy’s extraordinary life (story begins on page 5)

Coast Village Roundup

Case Study

Antoinette and Whisky & Leather celebrate anniversaries, Montecito Cafe and ivivva close, Perfect Fit to relocate, and three projects along the road progress (sort of), p.12

Ever-evolving, non-formulaic musician Neko Case tunes up for UCSB concert, p.29


Diving Deep