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Lanny Sherwin’s family showcases art as Frank Goss unveils 100 Grand exhibition, p.6


Moving On

MUS superintendent Tammy Murphy announces departure as she accepts new job 8,000 miles away, p.12

Coming & Going

There are less than 30 days until Christmas, but it’s not too late to add those holiday lights, p.23


Cold Spring School 5th grader Sebastian Salsbury has quickly and quietly become a long-distance trail-running phenom, and has had lots of fun in the process (Story on page 40)

By The Tale

Storyteller Michael Katz sounds off about narrating SB Symphony’s Peter and the Wolf, p.34

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On the Water Front


Montecito Miscellany


Letters to the Editor

Elected MWD Board members Tobe Plough and Floyd Wicks thank the community and MJ, elaborate about what they learned, and what lies ahead Frank Goss gallery; polo patron Tom Barrack; Ben Soleimani’s wedding; Oprah vacates Chicago; Your Brain Matters lunch; captain Scott Kelly; Empty Bowls; SB Chamber Orchestra; Up Close & Musical; Bach at Camerata Pacifica; Nir and Natasha at Granada; author Tiffany Margolin; Ellen DeGeneres honored; Messa da Requiem; Bradords awarded; Jonathan Bishop; and Patrick DeYoung, rest in peace Craig Boehr voices sarcasm; Daniel Seibert’s photo op; light-hearted Lidia Zinchenko; Ralph Iannelli writes about rights; Ben Burned on power; Lorraine Morey sounds off; Cheryl Tomchin on rentals; and Ray Winn expounds from Las Vegas

10 This Week

Smashing pumpkins; Thanksgiving roundup; library closing; Holiday Faire; authors Mary O’Connor and Fannie Flagg; tree lighting; Summerland yoga; knit and crochet; poetry club; art exhibit; 10 West holiday show; Walk & Roll; yoga retreat; Carpinteria artists; Christmas fair; tea dance; Gallery Montecito; art classes; Cava entertainment; brain fitness; Story Time; Pilates; Italian conversation; farmers and artisans markets; Cars & Coffee; and speaking French


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12 Village Beat

Superintendent Tammy Murphy leaving MUS; Cold Spring School student Sebastian Salsbury; and Coast Village update

13 Real Estate

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14 Seen Around Town

Lynda Millner follows the sounds of Santa Barbara Opera’s rendition of Carmen; and a fundraiser for Julia Di Sieno’s Animal Rescue Team

20 Fitness Front

Karen Robiscoe exercises her right to have a ball: those of the stability, therapy, porcupine, medicine, and kettle varieties

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23 Coup De Grace

Whatever you do during the holidays, Grace Rachow advises, try not to argue about politics (read: the presidential election) with family

Coming & Going

James Buckley shines the spotlight on Jonathan Katz-Moses and Santa Barbara Lights, which has been illuminating Montecito and vicinity for 15 years; and MUS students “adopt” veteran Ray Chavez

34 On Entertainment

Steven Libowitz talks with storyteller Michael Katz; Christmas tunes and questions with Michael Anthony Restaino; Charles Lloyd’s ensemble; Warren Beatty in focus; George Harrison; and films at UCSB

36 Brilliant Thoughts

Ashleigh Brilliant looks over his shoulder at the 1940s, when he endured life as a young Jew in the nation’s capital, where his dad was a British government official

Movie Guide 37 Spirituality Matters

Steven Libowitz encapsulates the Breakthrough Performance Workshop at SOhO; singing and healing with Gwendolyn McClure; Catherine Ann Jones and Pacifica; La Casa de Maria hosts Journey to the Light Within; and Wendy Cooper’s chakras

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Lynn Kirst pays tribute to military veterans and catches up with Operation Unbridled Freedom’s Bruce Bennett, who earned a Purple Heart

42 Calendar of Events

Curtain falling on UCSB Music’s fall season; zoo hosts pumpkin smash; Mike Campbell rocks SOhO; author Steven Johnson; Mozart sounds at First United Methodist; and arts and entertainment, 1st Thursday style

45 Open House Directory 46 Classified Advertising

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47 Local Business Directory

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ON THE WATER FRONT by Floyd Wicks and Tobe Plough

To Our Fellow Residents of Summerland and Montecito


lease accept our sincere “Thank you” for supporting our successful campaign for the two open board seats on the Montecito Water District (MWD). We want you to know how proud and honored we are to serve you. We also want to thank the Montecito Journal editorial board for their endorsement of our candidacy in a water board race between four highly skilled individuals.

Water Board Election Results

This was the first time in the history of MWD that two board members, not appointed by the existing MWD Board, have been elected by the voters in our community to positions of leadership. We congratulate our two able competitors, Charles Newman and Tom Mosby, who also promised positive change. Of the 8,867 votes cast in Summerland and Montecito, the Plough/Wicks team garnered 5,353 or 60.4% of the votes, with Tobe Plough capturing 30.6% followed by Floyd Wicks at 29.8%. Newman finished third with 2,273 votes or 25.6%, while Mosby finished fourth with 1,219 votes or 13.7%.

Benefits of Campaigning in This Community

We enjoyed the privilege of meeting personally with more than a thousand good people during the past couple of months while knocking on doors in the communities of Montecito and Summerland; participating in public meetings and community debates; and listening to your concerns. We heard your voices and are convinced that there are indeed ways in which the Montecito Water District’s water supply portfolio can become far more drought-resistant. Because water management is not a political or partisan issue, we did not feel it right to seek the endorsement of either political party as the basis for an informed choice.


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Even though our traditional surface reservoirs at Lake Cachuma and Jameson Lake have nearly dried up after five years of continued drought, there is still hope that better water management planning can make our community, and other communities along the South Central Coast, water-independent of future rainfall. Options include the use of recycled water; tapping the largest water reservoir in the world, the Pacific Ocean, for desalinated water; and improved management of groundwater storage, including water banking.

Board Cooperation and Cohesion

Board cohesion, greater transparency, and improved regional planning will be the keys to board success. It is now our responsibility as elected board members to move seamlessly from campaigners to a new role as two new members of a five member MWD Board team, some appointed and some elected, to represent this community in a planning effort to efficiently provide reliable water at an affordable price. We are excited about the prospects of working with the skilled men and women employed by the Water District and the talented people at the Montecito Sanitary District, as a means of making certain that these people have hands-on input into the Water District’s planning process. With high hopes, we are ready to accept this responsibility and commit to working together to resolve the water supply issues that have plagued the communities of Summerland and Montecito for far too many years.  •MJ



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Lanny Sherwin with his wife, Holly, and son, Alec

t’s going to be quite a family affair when art supremo Frank Goss stages his annual 100 Grand exhibition. The popular show, which opens at his East Anapamu Street gallery on December 1 through January 31 and sells 100 pieces of art for $1,000 or less, will feature all three members of Montecito singer-songwriter Lanny Sherwin’s family, including for the first time an origami work by his 19-year-old son, Alec, a former Marymount School student, who I have featured in this illustrious organ a number of times. “I think that must be a first for the event,” says the patriarch of the tony triumvirate, who is contributing an oil painting to the show, while wife Holly, a writer and public speaker, has done a print etching. “I have juried the show twice and been in it for the last two years. According to Susan Bush, the curator, this is the first time an origami piece has been accepted in the exhibition, so we couldn’t be more delighted as a family.” Adds Lanny, president of the children’s reading label Sandman Records: “I think it pretty remarkable that all three of us have pieces in the show and all in different media.” Bravo. Barrack at It Santa Barbara Polo Club patron, billionaire Tom Barrack, who last

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An example of teenager Alec Sherwin’s origami skills

year paid a hefty $11 million at a St. Tropez charity auction for a building plot on actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s much-lauded 140-acre Belize eco island, Blackadore Cay, as I exclusively revealed here, is about to reap his rewards. Real estate investor Tom, who owns the late singer Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, currently on the market for $100 million, has one of only 46 estates on the island, the rest of which will be sold by private invitation only. Now the artists’ renderings for the development, scheduled for opening in 2018, have been released and they show DiCaprio’s full commitment to sustainability for the island, which he bought in 2005 for $1.75 million during a scuba diving excursion.

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This Week in and around Montecito

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Christmas Tree Lighting Westmont kicks off the Christmas season with the 15th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn. Following caroling and the annual Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights a 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known for the past 10 years as the Pickle Tree. The event is free and open to the public. When: 5 pm Where: 955 La Paz Road

(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail or call (805) 565-1860) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash Animal lovers are encouraged to get the kids out of the house this Thanksgiving and come to the zoo for a smashin’ good time! Watch as the elephants, gorillas, and other animals play and interact with pumpkins. Free with zoo admission. The zoo closes early today at 3:30 pm. When: 10 am to 3:30 pm Where: 500 Ninos Drive Info: Thanksgiving Several restaurants in Montecito are serving up traditional turkey dinners with all the fixins; call for details and reservations. Trattoria Mollie, 1250 Coast Village Road, 565-9381 Bella Vista at the Biltmore, 1260 Channel Drive, 969-2261 Montecito Wine Bistro, 516 San Ysidro Road, 969-7520 Plow & Angel, 900 San Ysidro Lane, 565-1724 Stonehouse Restaurant, 900 San Ysidro Lane, 565-1724 Stella Mare’s, 50 Los Patos Way, 969-6705 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Library Closed All libraries in the Santa Barbara Public Library system are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday after the holiday. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Annual Holiday Faire An exceptional variety of fine handicrafts from 85 artisans is showcased at the Carpinteria Museum’s 36h Annual Holiday

Faire. Everything from paintings, photography, ceramics, and fine jewelry to stained glass, woodworking, fabric art, dish gardens, natural bath soaps, Christmas décor, children’s gifts, and so much more can be found for a unique hand-crafted, gift-shopping opportunity. Visitors will also enjoy hot foods, home baked goodies, live folk music, face painting, and photos with Santa Claus! Admission is free. When: 10 am to 3 pm Where: 956 Maple Avenue in Carpinteria MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Book Signing at Chaucer’s Author Mary O’Connor signs Mixtec Evangelicals, a comparative ethnography of four Mixtec communities in Oaxaca, detailing the process by which economic migration and religious conversion combine to change the social and cultural makeup of predominantly folk-Catholic communities. The book describes the effects on the home communities of the Mixtecs, who travel to northern Mexico and the United States in search of wage labor and return having converted from their rural Catholic roots to Evangelical Protestant religions. When: 7 pm Where: Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State Street Info: 682-6787 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Book Signing at Chaucer’s Local author Fannie Flagg signs her new novel, The Whole Town’s Talking. When: 7 pm Where: Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State Street Info: 682-6787

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Summerland Evening Yoga A longtime Summerland tradition, taught by Bob Andre. Small Hatha 1 yoga class with brief meditation and breathing work. When: 5:30 pm Where: Summerland Church, 2400 Lillie Avenue Cost: donation THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 Knitting and Crocheting Circle Fiber art crafts drop-in and meet-up for all ages at Montecito Library. Must have some manual dexterity for crochet and knitting. When: 2 to 3:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Poetry Club Each month, discuss the life and work of a different poet; poets selected by group consensus and interest. New members welcome. This month: Nikki Giovanni. When: 3:30 to 5 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Channel Islands Art Exhibit Opening Reception Santa Barbara Maritime Museum hosts photographer Ernie Brooks, who will present 20 of his beautiful photos, including four from Antarctica, and the equipment he used. His photography captures light and motion, while separating foreground and background with highlights and shadows. The reflective qualities of water are forever changing in his adaptive world of

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underwater photography. As a noted professional photographer and educator, he has received international acclaim for photography, audio/ visual presentation and
 is considered the Ansel Adams of underwater photography. He’s a contributor to numerous magazines and organizations and is a recipient of many honors and awards. His work has been exhibited in and many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Smithsonian Institute. Mr. Brooks has been a trailblazer in the development of underwater photographic equipment and technique and has witnessed great industry advances. He favors black-and-white photography, which allows him to control the development and printing. In pursuit of dramatic marine images, he has descended into the fascinating waters beneath the polar ice caps, as well as into the depths of our local Channel Islands and almost every ocean on Earth. When: 5:30 to 7 pm Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way Cost: Free to the Public Please RSVP: at or call (805) 456 8747 Holiday Show at 10 West Gallery Join 20 artists for homemade cookies and holiday cheer at the opening reception on 1st Thursday. All twenty 10 West artists have artwork in the exhibit, which features a wall of gift-sized artwork hung in salon style (close together and stacked). Larger pieces, one per artist, will be displayed on the other walls. When: 5 pm Where: 10 West Anapamu Street Cost: free Info: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 Walk & Roll Montecito Union School students, teachers, and parents walk or ride to school, rather than drive. When: 8 am Where: Via Vai, Ennisbrook, and Casa Dorinda trailhead Info: 969-3249


Contemplative Yoga & Spiritual Deepening Winter Retreat With the holy days of winter 

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approaching, there is no better time to tap into the wellsprings of our innermost selves. In this season, the life force in the natural world surrenders its outer layers, receding again to its innermost core. We can follow this lead, peeling back the layers of our outer identities to recall and rekindle the purpose, peace, and wisdom within our own hearts and souls. Through the practices of gentle yoga, movement, meditation, silence, and prayer, and using the tools of journaling, art, and sand play, participants will rediscover this everpresent, renewing source of the divine. Led by Katherine Collis, a Spiritual Retreat director for the Center for Spiritual Renewal at La Casa de Maria. She has a background in adult education, human development, spiritual psychology, and Celtic studies. When: today at 5:30 pm through Monday at noon Where: 800 El Bosque Road Cost: $595 single, $495 double, $395 commuter Info: ONGOING Art Exhibit The Gallery Montecito’s current exhibit is a contemporary modern masters show starting running through January 15. Featured artists include Joan Miró, Robert Motherwell, Wayne Thiebaud, Donald Sultan, and more. Also on display: a painting by one of Britain’s finest master realist painters, Jamie Medlin. Info: 969-1180 MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS Art Classes Beginning and advanced, all ages and by appointment – just call. Where: Portico Gallery, 1235 Coast Village Road Info: 695-8850 WEDNESDAYS THRU SATURDAYS Live Entertainment Where: Cava, 1212 Coast Village Road When: 7 to 10 pm Info: 969-8500 MONDAYS Connections Brain Fitness Program Challenging games, puzzles, and memory-enhancement exercises in a friendly environment. When: 10 am to 2 pm Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane Cost: $50, includes lunch Info: 969-0859 TUESDAYS Story Time at the Library A wonderful way to introduce children 24 November – 1 December 2016

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

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ast Thursday, Montecito Union School superintendent Tammy Murphy announced to parents and the community that she has accepted the position of head of school/superintendent at Dubai American Academy starting in fall 2017. Mrs. Murphy will remain in her current role at Montecito Union School through this school year. “We have built an incredible team that will continue to execute the Strategic Plan and our work on behalf of the children,” Murphy said. “I am confident that the strength of the board, faculty, and staff will carry on the traditions and shared vision of Montecito Union to set a global standard of educational excellence.” Murphy, who moved to Montecito in 2010 from Ross School District in Marin County, called the move “bittersweet,” but told us she and her

family are looking forward to a new adventure. “It’s vibrant, big city living there,” she said about Dubai. Murphy was recruited for the position by a search firm. During her tenure at MUS, Murphy has helped the school accomplish many achievements, including being recognized as a California Distinguished School, ranking the number 2 elementary school in the state on CAASPP ELA test scores, and obtaining recognition as an International Habits of Mind School of Excellence and a Gold Medal CA Green Ribbon School. She has also helped the school board navigate a proposed remodel and renovation project, once expected to cost $27,150,000. After a failed school bond measure in 2014, the school is currently working on a smaller project to



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s a real estate agent in Montecito, it is easy to fall in love with a different home each week: a historic home, a pool home with charm and lovely gardens, a sizable estate, or a home offering the ever-popular, unobstructed ocean views. Properties offering a solid ocean view come at a premium, and it can be difficult to find these jaw-dropping views in Montecito proper under $5,000,000. While there are a few in the $4-to-$5-million range on the market right now with good ocean views, the more traditional price range for big ocean views is a bit higher in the price spectrum: $7 to $12 million and up for a larger home with expansive views of the Pacific and islands beyond. The following four homes are currently on the market; all are located in the Montecito Union School District and offer substantial ocean views, along with a pool and guesthouse or cabana. These four provide side-by-side comparisons in two different price ranges: the $8 million and $12 million range, respectively. So take a look at these lovely ocean-view homes and pick your favorite. We only live once, and if you are fortunate enough to be able to afford such a home in Montecito (and don’t have one already), what are you waiting for?


1366 Oak Creek Canyon Road – $12,500,000

This sprawling historic hacienda is the original Oak Creek Canyon Ranch house, part of the Oak Creek Canyon estates, all of which enjoy an enviable location above East Mountain Drive, between Picacho Lane and San Ysidro Lane. This estate rests on six acres (standard lot size for Oak Creek Canyon homes), and offers 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in just more than 8,000 square feet, as advertised.

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for both performances.” He and board chair Nancy Golden wanted to thank especially Roger and Sarah Chrisman for sponsoring the production. They even had a special treat for us. In the fourth act, Roger played the village

mayor and Sarah his wife, and they both had a walk across the stage part. Also to be thanked were artist sponsors Fred and Nancy Golden, Jean Rogers, Judy Smith, and Dana White. Season sponsors were The Mithun

OSB sponsors of Carmen Roger and Sarah Chrisman

Family Foundation and Jack Mithun and Mercedes Millington, and The Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation and Dan Gainey. Then there was the Mosher Foundation and Ed and Sue Birch for sponsoring the Mosher Studio Artist Program. Four standout singers and an apprentice vocal coach will take part in Opera Santa Barbara productions and community events. They tour elementary schools and teach children to create their own operas. The new artistic director is Kostis Protopapas, and he says, “This Carmen is the largest production our company has presented in several seasons, involving more than 120 performers and technicians and 150-plus

costumes. The collective credits of just the four leading artists include the Metropolitan Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Scala and the Berlin and Vienna State operas, the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony. This did not come through Santa Barbara on a bus. It has been planned for a year.” By the way, the costumes are the traditional colorful ones that seem to be a favorite. My opera education is limited, but it began in the San Carlos opera house in Naples, Italy, before subtitles were printed in English. Instead, we had an opera book that gave a syn-

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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 16) Don Gilman, director SBS; honoree Beatriz Santana; honoree Michael Keane; Rona Barrett, Amanda Valenquela, ACC Development manager (photo by Priscilla)

Susan Weber, VP of Rona Barrett Foundation; Rona Barrett, Senator Hannah Beth Jackson; Mitchel Sloan, VP of AAC Development and Communications; Vicky Wedmore, Juli Welby Moss, Rona Barrett Foundation administration assistant; and Darlene Rameriz, Rona Barrett Foundation bookkeeper (photo by Priscilla)

Sponsors and friends Sue Adams with Douglas Fell of MB&T; Hiroko Benko, Maria McCall, MB&T; and Mo Masson (photo by Priscilla)

Honorary chair Leslie RidleyTree with Dana and Andrea Newquist accepting the award for Kirk and Anne Douglas (photo by Priscilla)

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medicine ball is for. Encased in flexible vinyl, or rubber-coated, these gelfilled, weighted balls enhance explosive strength, also known as plyometric power. A great tool for improving athletic pursuits such as tennis and golf, you can easily build arm strength bouncing it back and forth with a partner, tone core muscles by performing lateral twists in a seated position, or increase the difficulty of a squat or lunge by gripping a challenging weight as you work those glutes. Ranging in volume from one pound to 150 pounds, with optional built-in handles, its versatility and low price tag make adding this ball to your gym bag a no-brainer.

Ms Robiscoe is a certified fitness trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and conventionally published author of short fictions, essays, and poetry. Her chapbook: Word Mosaics, is available online at Fowlpox Press. E mail Karen at, or visit

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xercise is a dance. Think about it. Invariably performed to music, stepping, stabilized, or stationary, no matter what type of movement is involved, you match it to the rhythm of the beat. You don’t have to be in a dance class for this to be true, and as long as we’re looking at the core of it, let’s look at some exercise equipment that’s good for your core.

The Stability Ball

Good for the core – and more – this oversized, inflatable vinyl ball is a go-to for the exercise guru. Developed in 1963 by Italian manufacturer Aquilino Costano, with diameters ranging from 55 cm for the more diminutive, to 75 cm for those more than six feet tall, the efficacy of stability ball training and the role it plays building core strength is substantial. Whether you lie on it as you perform abdominal crunches, balance your feet

atop it as you do hamstring curls, or place it between the wall and your back as you squat, the proprioceptively enriched environment it creates maximizes your efforts. Designed to destabilize the body in motion, it forces you to engage balancing muscles in the transverse abdominus, erector spinae, obliques, and lower lats, in addition to executing a muscle-specific exercise. As inexpensive as lunch for two, you’ll look and feel as if it was lunch for one if you make this air-filled ball part of your workout routine.

The Air-Filled Therapy Ball

This is another must-have item. Not just for Dodgeball anymore, these balls range in size from an extra-big softball to a full-sized basketball, and are handy aids for exercises that require balance too, but in a totally different way. If you’ve ever tried to perform

A Kettle Bell Exercise balls come in all sizes; your gym ought to have a variety of such devices – and if it doesn’t, you should insist on it supplying some, says Fitness Front guru Karen Robiscoe

standing, single-leg raises – single-leg Romanian Deadlifts (RDLs), to be technical – you’ll know how essential it is to hold something to spot your forward trajectory in your hands. The therapy ball’s light weight is a bonus for the novice exerciser and makes it ideal for enhancing finger flexibility, and even can contribute to arthritis rehabilitation.

The Porcupine (Air) Ball

If you are looking for an extra boost stimulating sensory perception and hand strength, you should try this one. Covered with soft, globular “porcupine quills,” this ball is great for finger exercise, grip enhancement, and various games of skill. Integrate a therapy ball into your exercise regime, and you’ll be skipping the hand brace and tossing greasy muscle ointments into the trash within the week.

The Medicine Ball

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There you have it: a host of balls to choose from, each one with its particular advantages. But what’s a ball without a belle? A kettle bell, specifically, and while the kettle bell is no beauty, taking a turn on the floor with the ball-shaped, cast-iron weight renders your muscles beautiful. Coded in kilograms, the single-handled kettle bell can be as light or heavy as you want, strengthening anything from your biceps, triceps, deltoids, and lats, to your core and Lumbar Pelvic-Hip Complex (LPHC). Gripping the flatbased kettle from a hinged hipped position, and swinging it through the legs to shoulder level as you stand erect, works all of these. The dynamic windmill motion – holding a kettle with extended arm overhead and touching the floor with the opposite arm – and Turkish get-up focus on building strength along the sagittal plane of the body, are perfect activities for baseball players and football players alike. The kettle isn’t a toy, though. Caution must be used when swinging this weight around, and controlled movement is key. The bonus is the more you practice, the better your muscle control will become, showing us yet another way in which exercise mimics the art of dance.  •MJ

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promise. This letter is a letter of happiness and pride for all Americans. The next day after the election, I felt like I had won a lottery ticket; we all won a big jackpot for my family and the whole country, which has deserved it. At 6 am on November 9, me, my five kids, and my parents were running around, screaming and hugging each other. It was a miracle that can only happen in America. After all this ugly pro-Hillary media smear-campaign, after all those buckets of “politically correct” mud that that Democrats brought to the table, Mr. Donald Trump still won the election. They did not fool the people and manage to convince them that white is black, and black is white. I could not stop smiling that day and the day after, and I’m still smiling when I am writing this letter. I am happy that this county got a slight chance to be back to what it used to be: when the people get what they deserve if they work hard and not just jump over the fence and call somebody a racist. I am happy for the people of all walks of life who do not care for or make empty promises but who work hard and get things done. I met all kinds of them myself later that November 9 afternoon when we all went to Honor Bar to celebrate this big win not for just Mr. Trump but for us: a doctor from Alabama, painter from Montecito, farmer from Tennessee, writer from New York, history professor from Michigan, and many others who raised their glasses to America, which may soon be great again. I am proud of the American people who “woke up” right on time, stood up and voted: that silent majority of real Americans who will be soon able to say not just “Happy Holidays!” but “Merry Christmas!” Lidia Zinchenko Montecito (Editor’s note: Ms Zinchenko informs us that she has a master’s degree in history of arts and cultures. As for the smile on her face, we too continue to smile and walk lightly, two weeks after the event,

as an enormous weight has been lifted from our shoulders. These are indeed days worth smiling about. – J.B.)

A Desert Bloom

Ten-foot high agave adjacent to the Hot Springs roundabout has Daniel Seibert jazzed up and ready to brave the crosswalk

One of the agaves next to the Coast Village roundabout has sprouted a 10-foot flower spike. You won’t notice driving by, but the bees are loving the hundreds of small flowers on it. Word of warning to pedestrians, as I tried to use the crosswalks I felt like George Costanza in the “Frogger” episode of Seinfeld. Daniel Seibert Santa Barbara

Can the Emotions

There he goes again. I was surprised to read Cotty Chubb’s letter to the editor (“Careful What you Wish For,” MJ #22/46), as I had not realized he was back in town. In the past, he has let us know that he had returned. I am glad he seems to have retained his sense of inaccuracy and lack of understanding of the political process. His criticism of the Electoral College and reason for it is not only wrong factually, but logically as well. First, allow me to say that you will find no Electoral College votes in the state of self-denial. We have a system that has served this

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republic very well and until the structure is changed – not by emotion, but by a vote – it will remain. Your candidate did in fact outpoll President-Elect Trump in California, New York City, and Chicago. The total of those votes were the difference of 1-plus million of 120 million votes cast. Speaking of your candidate, I would like to thank you in helping me describe her when you write, “You chose to elect a narcissistic authoritarian sociopath with no regard for truth…” I could not have described the Democrat nominee any better. Your attack on those that do not completely agree with your thinking is right out of the Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” playbook. You write about inclusiveness, but you want to exclude anyone who does not agree with you. Your inability to see that the reason your candidate lost was that her key constituencies either did not vote or in large measure voted against her. The American public said loud and clear that they could not stand another four years of what they had just experienced over the past eight. I am truly sorry that your prayers are rarely answered. While flawed, the president-elect will, I believe, answer the prayers of most Americans. Those Americans want to work so they can enable their children and grandchildren a better life. It is not a surprise that, when asked, most Americans feel this country is headed in the wrong direction, and they have very little confidence that a better life is ahead for the ones they love. Keep exercising your rights under the First Amendment. Ralph T. Iannelli Montecito

Not So Powerful

In two of the Letters to the Editor in last week’s issue, I saw Mr. Trump listed as “the most powerful man [i.e., person] in the world.” That title, though, I believe actually belongs to whomever is chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, as that’s who sets short-term interest rates, which have a wider-reaching global economic effect, versus someone whose moves are routinely checked by the other branches of government, the press,

and never-ending public opinion. Ben Burned Montecito

Who Raised These Kids?

The protests going on after the election are wrapped up in one word: disgusting. The burning of our flag, destruction of property, language only fit for a pig sty, and most of these students don’t know what they are talking about. What kind of families raised these young people? Did they raise them to continue being spoiled-tantrum brats who never grew beyond toddlers, or did they throw away respect, love of country, and dignity? Perhaps they are following the misguided teachings of far-left socialists that many get along with higher education. This great republic can no longer sustain a move toward socialism. That alone would be the crime. If the “media” would stop showing the demonstrations, which give these groups a sort of celebrity status, perhaps they would go back to school and learn how to be “grown-ups.” As we prepare to write a check for our property taxes that help fund our school districts, not to mention all the bond issues we fund, I am wondering if we are getting our money’s worth. I voted for president-elect Donald Trump. I did not vote for myself; I voted for my children and grandchildren and the future they will have. God bless America and God bless President-Elect Trump. A breath of fresh air has blown into my world. I am 83 years young. My brain works very well, so if you think I am losing it, think again. Lorraine Morey Montecito

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Coup De Grace 

by Grace Rachow Ms. Rachow says we should avoid arguing politics with loved ones during the holidays.


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Have a Wabi-Sabi Holiday


abi-sabi: A state of acceptance of the imperfections in life and appreciating them as beautiful. Just about everyone is unhappy now. This is always the case after a presidential election, because our country is split down the middle. The losing half is unhappy with the election result, and the winning half is unhappy that the losing half is unhappy about losing. The post-election emotions seem more extreme this time around on both sides, and a lot of people are facing the daunting prospect of sitting around holiday tables with both gloating winners and sore losers. If ever there was a reason for alcohol, this is it. Alcohol really does take the edge off, and it makes all your strongly held opinions just a little less precious. If you’re a mean drunk, I recommend switching to the newly legal recreational marijuana, and mellow out that way. If you’re clean and sober and want to stay that way, then I recommend binging on holiday pies. While all that sugar is not good for your health, if it keeps the peace with your in-laws, it’s well worth it. If you’re a raving health and fitness nut, I recommend a 5K run before any family gathering. You will be too tired to fight, and your endorphins will dilute your outrage at the opposing opinions that fly in the face of what you hold dear. If you’ve already frayed your Achilles tendons from overdoing your jogging to get you through this year’s whole election season, I recommend volunteering to do the holiday dishes. With any luck you will be alone in the kitchen, but even if another family member joins you, both of you will be in such a virtuous, dishwashing state of mind, that you will probably be able to keep the chatter limited to how delicious the pie was. If you don’t do dishes, chances are you love football, and there are plenty of games on. Even if you don’t know a touchdown from a home run, become a fake fervent fan. Pick a team and root loudly. If you have someone in your family who just won’t shut up about the election, set your phone to ring every 15 minutes, and when it does, say, “Sorry, I have to take this call.” Talk for a long time, and then be secretive about who called. There is nothing like a little mystery to take the emphasis off political opinions. 24 November – 1 December 2016

If you aren’t a good actor, then become a master at changing the subject. Ask for the recipe for the cranberry/jalapeno relish. Tell about the time in 1977 when you made pickled pumpkin balls. Talk about the Cubbies winning the World Series. Give examples of how smart your dog is. If you’re clever enough about subject changes, you can bore your opponent into wanting to take a nap. The tryptophan in the turkey is a great sleep inducer. Or yawn and take a nap yourself. If you aren’t sleepy, just pretend. It’s amazing how hard it is to argue with your eyes closed. If the time’s right, and all of the above fails, take a walk. If your argumentative relative wants to come with

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you, be welcoming. Once you’re out in the fresh air, rehashing the same old talking points doesn’t seem quite as imperative. But even if the conversation continues, the ideas will dissipate behind you, especially if you walk briskly. If you’re full of alcohol and pie, it might be hard to move very fast, but do the best you can. If all else fails, try listening to the other person for a while. Hope for a breakthrough. No matter how brilliant your arguments, resist offering them, unless the two of you are exactly on the same page. This is unlikely, even if you voted the same way. It’s as easy to get in a fight with a relative who thinks close to what you think, as it is to fight with one who’s on the opposite side. When feelings are this tender, it does not take much to ignite a bonfire. If the world was perfect, we could share our feelings openly with family and friends. But we humans are imperfect creatures, and when it comes to politics, we simply have not learned to communicate without discord. The best we can hope to do is to accept this imperfection for what it is. We’re lucky to have people who love us. It’s beautiful to be able to share holidays with our loved ones. It’s just fine if we don’t agree on everything for one day. •MJ

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Jonathan Katz-Moses has been doing Lucky’s and Joe’s Café’s lights for the past 11 years


f you are thinking about Christmas lights this year, it is time to get the job done. You’ve got about 30 days until the big day, and the good news is there really is time to do a bang-up lighting display on your house. You don’t even have to tell your wife and/ or husband. If you haven’t already made arrangements, here’s a suggestion: surprise your loved ones by calling Jonathan Katz-Moses of Santa Barbara Lights, who has been installing lights in Montecito for the past 15 years. Jonathan began his Santa Barbarabased business at the age of 19, and now has more than 500 clients in and around Santa Barbara; most are in Montecito. What makes his Santa Barbara Lights unique is that he not only measures, fits, and installs your Christmas or business lights (Lucky’s, Tre Lune, and Richie’s Barber Shop on Coast Village Road, Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta, Joe’s Café on State Street in Santa Barbara, and the flagpole in Los Olivos are among some of his more visible endeavors), but he also repairs, takes down, and stores your lights when the season ends. He promises to replace and repair any failures that may occur “within twenty-four hours,” and the guy seems so sincere, so confident and competent, I believe he really will keep that promise. I also know that Lucky’s-Tre LuneJoe’s Cafe owner Gene Montesano wouldn’t have been using Katz-Moses as his businesses’ lighting contractor if he weren’t as good as his word. Here’s how it works: the lights are purchased and owned by Santa Barbara Lights’ clients, who must buy what they think they need or want. After that purchase is made, Jonathan does the rest, in perpetuity (or at least as long as his business, or yours, lasts). “The only clients I’ve ever lost,” he boasts, as we sit on the outside patio of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Coast Village Road, “is when they move out of the area.” Once purchased, he says he will replace any that wear out or

die “on my dime. You never have to worry about replacing anything,” he says. “You never have to worry about anything going out, a bad strand or anything like that. We know how to fix them.” Katz-Moses then gets technical on me, talking about “micro-filaments,” how to “shock” a light strand back into action, and other arcane details, and it’s obvious he knows of what he speaks. We peruse an impressive catalog of properties that he lights year-in and year-out, ranging in size from two-bedroom condos, single-level ranch homes, to multi-storied mansions, walls, and towers and all. “All of our lights finish on corners, all our cords are hidden; we can size light strands so that they fit your roof line perfectly,” he says, adding that, “We use a variety of different lights: LEDs are becoming very popular, and now they’re not that much more expensive than regular lights.” If you have a smaller home, he can likely give you an estimate over the phone, “using Google Maps.” He promises he can get your place done within a week of that first phone call, often in less than two or three days. Prices range from $250 (“That would cover a two-bedroom house’s roofline, and a tree, with a cord and a photo-voltaic timer.”) all the way up to $30,000 for a “monster estate with every tree and every roof-line.” Santa Barbara Lights does the ornaments on the 40-foot Christmas tree in downtown Buellton, and Jonathan says they can do up to an 80-foot tree. “We can do it simply or we can do it like Macy’s does it, where we wrap every single branch and there’s twelve thousand light bulbs.” Santa Barbara Lights also does weddings, including his own (Jonathan married Kelley Donahue earlier this year in a well-lit ceremony). I asked him about doing Christmas trees inside a home and he said he can



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do that, but he generally will only do so for a client whose entire house he has done. Generally, he takes lights down beginning January 3 and is “usually done by January fifteenth,” and that is included in the initial cost. Jonathan attended high school in San Jose; his father was in the tech world, and his mother ran the Santa Clara Medical Center. He moved to Santa Barbara in January 2001, attended SBCC, took a variety of sales jobs, including as a radio-advertising salesman for Cumulus, then Clear Channel (now Rincon Broadcasting). What began as a one-man show with a used pick-up truck he bought for $1,300 is now a year-round business that employs a team of 10 working every day from November 1 right up to Christmas Eve. During that period, he says, “We install every hour of every possible day.” I know this sounds like an ad (and I believe he is running one somewhere in this issue), but I also know how the idea of putting up one’s own Christmas lights can be so intimidating that you’ll put it off until it’s too late. Then you’ll feel crummy, like a bad dad (or mom), if you have children. So, I feel comfortable recommending giving Jonathan a call if you still haven’t put up those lights; I know his bride, her mother, and some of his acquaintances, and he earns only positive ratings from them all.

If you have a business, he and his crew will likely show up as early as 4:30 in the morning, headlamps on heads, in order to get the job done before your business opens; they work normal hours for homeowners. Everything done at Joe’s Café, for example, was done in four hours: from 4:30 to 8:30 am. “And, everybody who’s been to Joe’s knows what a massive installation that is,” he points out. If you are a homeowner with a big house, Jonathan says that “With five guys, we can get most large houses done in six to eight hours.” For many homes, a couple hours is all that is required. “We’re good; we’re really good with what we do,” he says. They also do custom designs. If someone wants a sign that says, “Happy Holidays from the Joneses,” for example, he’ll cut it out of wood, drill holes, and install lights. To contact Santa Barbara Lights, you can find the company online at; his email is, or you can call (805) 448-8234. “That rings to me directly,” Jonathan says, “you’ll never get a secretary; you’ll never get an assistant, you’ll be calling me directly, and I pick up the phone every single time unless I’m with a client, in which case I’ll get back to you in ten minutes or so.” I can vouch for that, as the first time I called he got back to me in about three minutes. The second time I called, he answered directly.


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24 November – 1 December 2016

MUS Class “Adopts” Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor

The following was submitted by fourth-grade teacher Mark D’Alfonso and his instructional assistant Sue Thompson: Generational connections are being made. Wednesday, December 7, marks the 75th anniversary of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the U.S. into World War II. This will be the second year that our fourthgrade class at Montecito Union School has “adopted” the oldest-surviving Pearl Harbor veteran. Ray Chavez served on a U.S. Navy minesweeper and was an eyewitness to that

attack in 1941, which killed more than 2,400 Americans. Over the next four years, Chavez rose to the rank of chief petty officer, serving on transport ships that delivered supplies and U.S. Marines to shore in eight Pacific battles. Chavez is now 104 years old and will be turning 105 in March. He has become quite the celebrity over the last few years and has overcome many obstacles in his life. Our class is learning about Pearl Harbor and World War II. To make it more personal to them, they are being introduced to Mr. Chavez, a San Diego resident, via Internet interviews and have written articles about him. The class will be making a special card to thank him for his service and will also

MUS fourth-graders and teachers help celebrate Ray Chavez’s 104th birthday; another birthday card is due in March, for Ray’s 105th birthday celebration

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mail a birthday card to him in March. Last year, we made up questions to ask Chavez. With the help of his personal trainer, Sean Thompson (Sue Thompson’s son), Chavez responded back to all the questions. Sean began working with Chavez about three years ago, when his daughter was concerned for his health after he took a bad fall. Now, Sean is amazed at Chavez’s continued progress, and how he has become an inspiration to so many who are much younger than he is. “He’s definitely a hero in my eyes,” says Sean. Chavez plans to attend the 75th Pearl Harbor Commemorative event in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu in December. He attended the 50th anniversary in 1991 and has returned to Pearl Harbor

every year since he turned 100 years old. It seems to be a cathartic experience for him as he reunites with his fellow Pearl Harbor veterans and honors those who were lost. There are 2,000 survivors still alive today, and many are in their 90s. Inspired by Chavez, two San Diego organizations have merged to raise funds, making it possible for San Diego Pearl Harbor veterans and their caregivers to attend the Pearl Harbor Commemorative in December. Ray was recently interviewed and is scheduled to appear on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on December 7.. To learn more, Google “Ray Chavez Pearl Harbor”. For more details about the fundraiser, Google “Pearl Flight”. •MJ

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the next Los Olivos, which could never happen. The police officer asked to report to the Montecito Association on the lawand-order side of our community stated there have been five burglaries to STR homes in the past year with most, if not all, caused by visitors having made copies of the key. The officer also reports most car theft is due to people leaving cars unlocked. I see this as a host problem in not vetting properly. Homestays or owner-occupied rental is a completely different concept than managing one’s home as a business, which forces neighbors to deal with potential problems on their own. I know several people who began renting short-term to help subsidize their modest incomes and are being punished by the upcoming unfair and backward-thinking ruling. I understand the vote against STR is probable, but a vote against homestays robs people of connecting with people in a day and age when there is way too little of that and results in limiting money for our local business vendors and tax collection for city improvements. After the meeting, Ms Rosen lectured me to “get a social life and give back to the community.” Through our family foundation, we gift to dozens of different non-governmental organizations (NGOs) every year. I’m extremely engaged in this community in my quiet way. I do not choose to attend many “events” nor hobnob at parties. The pleasure I receive from giving visitors a warm welcome by sharing my home and community is more rewarding on a personal level than giving money away, and yet I understand the very real and crucial need which exists and all the good work being done through organizations I’m affiliated with such as HTO, CEC, FB, EDC, NAPF, C-WIN, WEV, DRI, etc. I’ve donated the same substantial amount every single year for the past 25 years to our library. I do “give back” to this community by bringing guests to restaurants (Pan é Vino and Wine

Bistro), shops, and hidden gems such as Sacred Space, Vedanta Temple, and Tecolote Book Shop. Quite frankly, to be a good friend requires more time and energy than being a stellar host. I take pride in knowing my guests feel special, sleep well, find pleasure in our slice of paradise, and return home refreshed. I am always onsite and available by text or in person. I’m grateful the association took the time to examine the matter, and I understand the need for a ruling in place. I hope in the future we have exceptions to the rule and allow shortterm stays in owner-occupied homes. I’ve read that 60% of Santa Barbara tourists can stay only for the day, as our limited hotel accommodations are exorbitantly priced, which is another reason the roads are packed.  I have been accused of doing something “illegal” by having a vacation rental. I pay my taxes. According to local statistics, STR is a major source of revenue, generating $470 million in economic activity and 5,000 jobs in both the city and county of SB. Cheryl Tomchin Montecito

Ray’s Ramblings

Now that we have a new president elect… with all the glazed-over eyes, zombie stares, gnashing of teeth, crying and protests, people are asking, “What Happened?” What follows is just one man’s view. What happened is that the far left, and liberals in general, kept talking about the great “ground game” with over 100,000 loyal door-knocking, telephone-calling troops that the Democrat National Committee (DNC) had in place. Certainly, along with a massive media campaign, wouldn’t that be the deciding factor? The short answer turned out to be “No.” The long answer is a little more complicated. The liberal press kept the story going that the Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC) campaigns

had virtually no ground game, and that would be their undoing. Far from that being the truth, Trump had a giant ground game of a different stripe. The implementation required very few people, as compared to a throng of hundreds of thousands. Trump had a New York staff of about 65 to run his entire national campaign, while Clinton’s paid staff varied between 200 and 300. Early in the campaign, Trump had one office in the important swing state of Florida. At the same time, Clinton and the DNC had 26 to 30 offices there, with a large paid staff for the duration of the campaign. This was repeated in many states at very high cost, both in terms of dollars and management. The door-to-door knocking by the Clinton campaign became repetitive and boring to voters. This happened in a lot of swing states. People got tired of the constant barrage, and many simply took to hiding behind curtains to avoid yet another “encyclopedia-like” salesman. Trump, with a lot of help from the RNC, mounted a big telephoneand-door effort late in the campaign, with a fresh message and at a much lower net cost. But the real coup de grâce was a result of Trump’s large rallies. Every time Trump gave a speech, thousands… frequently even tens of thousands who had been ignored by the elite of both parties for years… came. And came in large numbers. Routinely showing up six or more hours in advance, just to get a ticket. About as many were turned away because of fire codes, roadblocks, or made-up regulations by contrarian officials. Even people who could not get in the security-controlled areas stayed, listening over the fence or on loud speakers that were hurriedly set up for their convenience. By comparison, Clinton events were fewer in number and small in attendance, with most being in the range of a few hundred to a thousand. Some were even coffee shop size. For the most part, her large events were a result of employing well-known popu-


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lar entertainment and sports celebrities as shills. Exit polls showed that many in the audience were there strictly for the entertainment, as evidenced by the discarding of nearly all the voter handouts and flyers for the cleanup crews to deal with, and probably did not vote in the numbers that were projected anyway. As it turned out, a significant percentage of the audiences for these concerts were below voting age. The foul language from the entertainers was a big turnoff among conservatives and liberals alike, especially with mothers, socially responsible, and religious citizens. One well-known Hollywood entertainment reporter who was in the audience later said of the Philadelphia concert that it was a great night for Trump, and could have turned the tide against Clinton, resulting in her narrow loss in Pennsylvania. Trump had conversations with people. Clinton was shrill and lectured her constituents, rather than converse with them. Trump made himself available to the press while Clinton, by comparison, was almost a recluse. Engaging Elizabeth Warren for support was a turnoff for all conservatives and many liberals as well. Clinton gave no press conferences for over a year, setting a record for any candidate since I voted for Eisenhower. She simply was not available to the voters as compared to Trump. The press and the DNC routinely maintained that big crowds don’t necessarily turn into big voter turnout. Very quietly, the planners within the Trump campaign had logically concluded that any person who would brave the wet and cold, up to 10 hours of standing in line, the slings and arrows of the press and violent physical threats from dissidents and protestors, would certainly be willing to stand in line for an hour to vote. What an absurd concept on the part of the naysayers, and the Trump folks knew it. This was one of the best-kept secrets of the Trump campaign, and the strategy was closely held as confidential among many Trump








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campaign officials. Additionally, while these thousands of people were standing in line, what were they doing? Well, mostly they were on the social networks telling all their friends about the experience… usually very positive… who in turn were socializing online with their friends. Other than talk to each other, there was nothing else to do for hours on end. Given the fact that Trump held hundreds of these events, sometimes up to five per day over a 17-month period, this process resulted in contacts with tens of millions of both franchised and disenfranchised voters across the nation, all without the expense of one TV ad or knocking on one door. Many attendees left their phone lines open so the person on the other end could hear the speech. The RNC did have a shorter, aggressive door-to-door campaign late in the game… when it really counted… and was fresh in the minds of voters on Election Day. Voters who had been ignored for years finally had someone talking to them in a language they understood and with a message they liked. I talked to a lot of people on both sides of party lines that were being canvassed by the pollsters. Large numbers of Trump supporters refused to be interviewed, not trusting nor having little faith in the pollsters’ intentions. People in the Clinton camp would talk their heads

off and were easily steered to answer the slanted questions asked. This happened to me personally more times than I can count. In addition to the above, the polls got it wrong for at least two other reasons. Many pollsters were lazy and incompetent, and for the most part, were only repeating what other lazy incompetent and inexperienced pollsters were saying. Secondly, in many of the “big reliable” polls, Democrats were significantly oversampled compared to Republicans! And even more startlingly, the pollsters admitted it, as in the case of the venerable New York Times. One pollster was asked why he did this. His answer was that he knew there would be more “real” voters on the Democrat side. Think of that logic. So much for scientific polling. As it turned out, the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid about $9.75 for every successful vote, while Trump and the RNC paid about $2.75 to attract each vote. Trump and the RNC did it in a much more efficient manner, both financially, and with better focused messaging as well. Is this perhaps a sign of a future Trump presidency: cheaper and better? Both candidates were almost fatally flawed by any historical standard in the last century. The difference in

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Short-term Rental Ordinance Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Betteravia Government Center 511 East Lakeside Parkway Santa Maria, CA Hearing begins at 9:00 A.M. On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing to consider the following: 1. Case No. 16ORD-00000-00009. Adopt an ordinance amending Section 35-1, the Santa Barbara County Land Use and Development Code, of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the County Code by amending Article 35.2, Zones and Allowable Land Uses, Article 35.3, Site Planning and Other Project Standards, Article 35.4, Standards for Specific Land Uses, Article 35.8, Planning Permit Procedures, Article 35.10, Land Use and Development Code Administration, and Article 35.11, Glossary, to implement new regulations regarding the land use of Short-Term Rentals and make other minor clarifications, corrections, and revisions; 2. Case No. 16ORD-00000-00011. Adopt an ordinance amending Division 35.2, Montecito Zones and Allowable Land Uses, Division 35.3, Montecito Site Planning and Other Project Standards, and Division 35.10, Glossary of the Santa Barbara County Montecito Land Use and Development Code, of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the Santa Barbara County Code, to implement new regulations regarding the land use of Short-Term Rentals; 3. Determine that the adoption of the above ordinance amendments are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State Guidelines for Implementation of CEQA; and 4. Case No. 16ORD-00000-00012. a. Adopt an ordinance amending Article II, the Santa Barbara County Coastal Zoning Ordinance, of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the County Code by amending Division 1, In General, Division 2, Definitions, Division 4, Zoning Districts, Division 6, Parking Regulations, Division 7 General Regulations, and Division 12, Administration, to implement new regulations regarding the land use of Short-Term Rentals and make other minor clarifications, corrections, and revisions; b. Determine that the adoption of this ordinance amendment is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Sections 15061(b)(3) and 15265 of the State Guidelines for Implementation of CEQA. c. Adopt a Resolution transmitting Article II amendments for certification by the California Coastal Commission as an amendment to Santa Barbara County’s certified Local Coastal Program; and d. Find that transmittal of the Resolution is an administrative activity of the County, which will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment and is therefore not a “project” as defined for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5). The proposed Land Use Development Code amendments will allow STRs in the AG-II zone district, with a permit, and subject to compliance with specific development standards. STRs also will be allowed, with a permit, in the Mixed Use (MU), Community Mixed Use – Los Alamos (CM-LA), Old Town – Residential/General Commercial (OT-R/GC), Limited Commercial (C-1), Retail Commercial (C-2), General Commercial (C-3), Highway Commercial (CH), and Resort/Visitor Serving Commercial (C-V) zone districts. STRs will be prohibited in the Agriculture I (AG-I), Residential Ranchette (RR), Single Family Estate Residential (E-1), One Family Exclusive Residential (EX-1), Single Family Residential (R-1), Two Family Residential (R-2), Design Residential (DR), Planned Residential Development (PRD), Small-Lot Planned Development (SLP), Medium Density Student Residential (SR-M), High Density Student Residential (SR-H), Mobile Home Planned Development (MHP), Mobile Home Subdivision (MHS), Multi-Family Residential - Orcutt (MR-O), Mountainous - Goleta (MT-GOL), Mountainous Area - Toro Canyon (MT-TORO), Resource Management (RMZ), Neighborhood Commercial (CN), Service Commercial (CS), Shopping Center (SC), Professional and Institutional (PI), Industrial Research Park (M-RP), Light Industry (M-1), General Industry (M-2), Coastal-Related Industry (M-CR), Coastal-Dependent Industry (M-CD), Old Town - Residential (OT-R), Old Town Residential/Light Commercial (OT-R/LC), Public Utilities (PU), Recreation (REC), and Transportation Corridor (TC) zone districts. The proposed Article II amendments will allow STRs in the AG-II zone district, with a permit, and subject to compliance with specific development standards. STRs also will be allowed with a permit in the Limited Commercial (C-1), Retail Commercial (C-2), and Resort/Visitor Serving Commercial (C-V) zone districts. STRs will be prohibited in the Agriculture I (AG-I), Rural Residential (RR), Single-Family Residential (R-1/E-1), Two Family Residential (R-2), One Family Exclusive Residential (EX-1), Design Residential (DR), Planned Residential Development (PRD), Medium Density Student Residential (SRM), High Density Student Residential (SR-H), Mobile Home Park (MHP), Highway Commercial (CH), Professional and Institutional (PI), Coastal Dependent Industry (M-CD), Industrial Research Park (MRP), Public Works Utilities and Private Service Facilities (PU), Recreation District (REC), Resource Management (RES), Coastal Related Industry (M-CR), Transportation Corridor (TC), and Mountainous Area- Toro Canyon Planning Area (MT-TORO) zone districts. The proposed Montecito Land Use Development Code amendments will permit STRs in the Resort/Visitor Serving Commercial (CV) zone district of Montecito. STRs will be prohibited in the Agriculture (AG-I), One Family Residential (R-1/E-1), Two-Family Residential (R-2), Design Residential (DR), Planned Residential Development (PRD), Resource Management (RMZ), Neighborhood Commercial (CN), Public Utilities (PU), Recreation (REC), and Transportation Corridor (TC)zone districts. Please see the posted agenda and staff report available on the Thursday prior to the meeting at under the hearing date. The Board of Supervisors meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. The order of items listed on the agenda is subject to change by the Board. Anyone interested in this matter is invited to appear and speak on the project. Remote testimony can also be given at the County Administration Building Board Hearing Room, Fourth Floor, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara. Written comments are also welcome. All letters should be addressed to the County Clerk at For additional information, please contact the project planner, Jessica Metzger at: Email: | Tel: 805-568-3532 If you challenge the project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence to the Board of Supervisors prior to the public hearing. Attendance and participation by the public is invited and encouraged. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors by 4:00 p.m. on Friday before the Board meeting. For information about these services please contact the Clerk of the Board at (805) 568-2240. If you challenge the project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence to the Board prior to the public hearing.

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will be the second wedding ceremony for the dashing Iranian and his bride, Gimena Loza. The peripatetic pair tied the knot at a more intimate ceremony at Jerusalem’s 187-foot-high Wailing Wall earlier this month, but decided to have a major blow-out at the five-star Alvear Palace Hotel in Argentina’s capital because of all Gimena’s Argentine relatives. The tony twosome will live at Ben’s sprawling estate in Beverly Hills, which was featured in Architectural Digest in 2012, and his team, RH, named after Restoration Hardware in which he is a partner, will be part of the impeccably groomed Carpinteria club’s 2017 roster.

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flaws was both perception and real. My personal belief is that many voters roughly equated as being equal to the Clinton sex scandals, and Hillary’s involvement in the cover up of them, to Trump’s crude utterances and socially unacceptable, divisive comments. Score: Bad Boy Trump 1, Liar Clinton 1. The real difference in the minds of voters came down to the blatant lies and obfuscations by Clinton, aided by the liberal press, of the email scandals and security breaches. Her own public words indicted her. Throw in Benghazi, Russian uranium deal, her early involvement in the Iran issue, the Clinton Foundation, over 30 years of “stuff,” and the underhanded ugly treatment of Sanders… it was just too much for many voters, and perhaps they just wanted to rid themselves of the long, tiresome affair with the Clintons. Clinton clearly gave the store away by not being forthright with the public about the email and the cover-up of Bill’s sex scandal issues. If she had just come clean with the American public and apologized early in the cycle, the results could have been much different, but the word apology is simply not in the lexicon of either candidate. The “What difference... does it make?” Benghazi comment lost her almost all the active duty rank-and-file military

vote. The promise to shut down the coal industry was inherently stupid. Her strident, dictatorial air, along with the “I’m entitled to it, and I’m a woman” air, was certainly not her friend and probably cost her a lot of votes, if not the election. But for these miscalculations, she would be the new president-elect. Of that I’m sure. There have only been five times in our history when a presidential candidate received the most popular votes and went on to lose the election. Quite a feat on which to effectively end your political career. One interesting point that could have contributed to Clinton’s loss was that, although blacks went to the polls in reduced numbers, those who did go voted at a higher rate for Trump than voted for Romney in the 2012 election. In fact, nearly 20% more. This is also true of Hispanics. While not translating into large numbers of votes this time, beware of exponential functions. They manifest themselves quickly. Surprisingly, this fact has not been widely acknowledged by either party. To me, this is very significant. In my opinion, the new conservative black vote came from precincts with people who were better off financially and better-educated. This should send off alarm bells to the DNC. Maybe it has, but they are not talking about it. As educational and financial gains

improve in these communities, and if the trend continues under a Trump presidency, it could result in a large future benefit toward the conservative side of the equation, but he might only have two years to see those gains realized. In any case, Act One of this ridiculous drama-comedy is over. Act Two will be much harder and involve much less comedy and much more drama. For either candidate, the financial road ahead was always rather gloomy. It’s because the road ahead is gloomy, independently of who thinks they are in charge. The exponential rise in both government, corporate, and consumer debt is a major financial earthquake waiting to happen. It could easily happen on Trump’s watch, and most likely will. Whether it is six months or three years, there simply is no way to correct the problem without a major “realignment” in world currencies and balance sheets. Many U.S. and foreign corporations have debts that exceed their stated book value by up to 10 times or more, and countries routinely find their indebtedness more than their annual GDP, or are rapidly approaching it. Some large international banks are holding second-grade or junk paper that exceeds their net worth by as much as 20 to one. There isn’t enough money in the world to bail them out should the need arise. Corporations have maintained dividends through the pernicious buyback of their own stock at near-zero interest rates to maintain their dividend distributions to shareholders and phony perceived profits. (A company’s treasury stock does not get dividends.) At some point, lenders will have had enough. It would take Ford about 40 years to pay off its debt given its current financial situation and profit margins, and that is assuming Ford doesn’t borrow any more money… and it will. Ford currently makes a profit of 2-3% on sales. A 5% 10-year interest rate would wipe out more than half its profits. I don’t mean to pick on Ford; quite the contrary, as they are not alone. Many Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of other corporations are in the same boat, and the federal government is even worse off. The “official” stated indebtedness

of the U.S. government is about $20 trillion – $20,000 billion – and that figure has doubled in the last eight years. The real long-term liabilities of the U.S., depending on which economist you talk to, is in the range of $200 to 250 trillion when including unfunded liabilities. For reference, the yearly U.S. GDP is about $18 trillion… so we are already upside down compared to the $20 trillion in acknowledged “official” debt. The average interest rate over the last hundred or so years for the 10-year note, which is the benchmark for most loans, is about 5%. It has been hovering at 1.5% for some time, the lowest since 1900. It recently popped up to 2.1%. Doesn’t sound like much; well, that is an increase of 40% in less than a month. If imputed interest rates increase by even 2-3% points, the bond market will come crashing to its knees, the stock market crash will make 1929 look like a sunny Sunday afternoon picnic, and personal net worth, along with real estate values, will fall dramatically. A 2% increase in interest would cost the average homeowner with a new $250,000 loan about $70,000 over the term of the loan. It is of significance that in the 1980s, the 10-year note rose to 16%. I remember the painful experience of taking a 13% loan for a house in the 1980s. Although that is not likely to happen anytime soon, that would make a current Ford bond worth about 5 to 10 cents on the dollar. Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, or any other political stripe… you better fasten your seat belt for the next two or three years. It will take nothing short of a magical financial witch’s brew to resolve the problem. Perhaps Trump and his crowd can figure out a way to delay it until after the next presidential election four years out, but it is unlikely. That’s my view… for better or worse. Hopefully, I have made a big mistake and will be the first to gladly admit it and happily apologize for having cried “Wolf!’ Ray Winn Hanging out in Las Vegas Happy Holidays (Editor’s note: Ray Winn is a native of Nevada and shares his time between homes in Las Vegas and Montecito.) •MJ

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opsis of the stories, so when we were at the theatre we could follow along. During the week, you could go to the back door. You could wander around and even sit in the royal box, pretending to be the queen. I don’t think we have a back door at the Granada! After a delightful dinner, it was time to take our seats for the four acts filled with romance, flamenco dancers, bullfighters, children, and a cast of “thousands.” Of course, while living in Spain for seven years we saw our share of all of the above. Marilyn Gilbert and Nathan Rundlett founded opera Santa Barbara in 1994. The company has staged more than 50 operas in two decades and devoted thousands of hours to community outreach. That is so vital to get the next generation involved. Upcoming operas will be The Cunning Little Vixen on March 3 and 5, 2017, and La Rondine on April 28 and 30.

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director Julia Di Sieno. She’s been rescuing critters for 37 years. No animal is turned away. Julia works under the umbrella of the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. She takes the larger animals they don’t have facilities for such as owls, deer, bobcats, foxes, and 25 other species. She operates with permits from California Department of Fish & Wildlife. She told me, “Before the drought, we received about 200 calls a year. Now we get 600.” Her monthly budget is about $10,000 to cover food, liability, veterinarians,

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and more. She relies solely on donations. Her website info@animalrescue This day, she was going to release a fox to the wild. It had come to Julia injured and was now well. To help raise funds, Erin Graffy and Tom Mielko had their book for sale of portraits in poetry and pencil called Animalia. Erin is the poet and Tom the artist. Also, Sylva Kelegian had her books God Spelled Backwards and, for children, The Dolphin Princess. Sylva is a working actress who has also been a dog rescuer for many years. While we were buying books, we

sipped on wine and extra yummy canapés like crab legs and lobster. Penny took guests on a garden tour to show off her exotic chickens and the duck pond. They like it so much, they don’t fly away. As Julia said, “ART exists to support and provide quality animal rescue, treatment, rehabilitation, and release to all sick, injured, orphaned, and displaced wildlife in accordance with current standards in the field.” They also provide foster care and assist with placement of animal victims of abuse. If you find an injured or orphaned animal: keep it warm, dark, and quiet. Do not feed the animal, and call ART (805) 896-1859. Julia also has an animal ambulance – the only one on the Central Coast. “What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die of a great loneliness of the spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts soon happens to man.” – Chief Seattle, 1854. •MJ

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ing works by Schumann, Brahms, and, in the second half, Prokofiev, during the sold-out concert. Gabetta, playing a rare 1759 instrument by G.B. Guadagnini, performed at the Mostly Mozart Festival at New York’s Lincoln Center last year and debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Houston Symphony during the current season, while Bax, a frequent guest in our tony town, has appeared as a soloist with more than 100 orchestras, including the London and Royal Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Phil, and the Birmingham Symphony with Sir Simon Rattle.

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra performs in the Mural Room (photo by Mahri Kerley)

Gone with the Wind Montecito’s most famous resident, former TV talk-show titan Oprah Winfrey is severing all her ties with Chicago. The 62-year-old actress and media mogul has just put a 2,250 sq-ft Colonial-style home on the market in the Windy City for $400,000. Oprah’s spokesman, Nicole Nichols, says the 76-year-old, four-bedroom property, which Oprah purchased for $298,000 in 2001, is “no longer needed.” She has sold two other Chicago properties in the past four years,

including a four-unit duplex for $4.625 million in 2015 and a co-op unit for $2.8 million in 2012. She first moved to the bustling Illinois metropolis in 1983, hosting her eponymous TV talker from 1986 to 2011. Heart and Sol Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta made her Santa Barbara debut, joining Italian pianist Alessio Bax, on the stage of the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall for the UCSB Arts & Lectures series Up Close & Musical. The dynamic duo mesmerized play-

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He’s Bach! It was back-to-back Bach with the Camerata Pacifica when I returned to Hahn Hall just 48 hours later. Sandwiched between them were works by more contemporary composers, American Elliott Carter and Frenchman Henri Dutilleux, with talented Paolo Bordignon on the harpsichord, accompanied by flutist Adrian Spence, cellist Ani Aznavorian, oboist James Austin-Smith, percussionist Ji Hye Jung, and Timothy Eckert on double bass. The entertaining concert wrapped with bang up-to-the-minute works by Akiho, Hishinuma, and Shaw. Write with Bite Summerland-based author Tiffany Margolin is giving paws for thought with her first book, which is only appropriate given she specializes in canines, as a human-animal bonding specialist. The book, Learn Love From Your Pets, which took her three months to write, identifies the habits that make relationships between owners and their pets work. Tiffany, who threw a bijou bash

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at Tecolote, the tony tome temple in the upper village, is now completing a second book, while working on a third. A new leash of life. At Their Fingertips It was all too grand for words at the Granada when the Santa Barbara Symphony, under conductor Nir Kabaretti, featured favorite piano masterpieces, with side-by-side Steinways on the cavernous stage. Russian Natasha Kislenko, who made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1996, kicked off the concert with Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain, a spirited and fiery piece, followed by a delightful Mozart duet in E-flat major, with versatile German keyboardist Markus Groh, who lives between New York and Berlin. The third and final piece of the entertaining performance was Tchaikovsky’s concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, with the spotlight firmly on

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Groh, who acquitted himself splendidly. In Good Company My congratulations to Montecito funny girl Ellen DeGeneres, who has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor. The popular TV talk-show and former Oscars host joins a slew of boldfaced names, including basketball aces Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan, actors Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro, rocker Bruce Springsteen, and Bill and Melinda Gates, who received the honor at the White House on November 22. Ellen, whose highly rated Burbankbased eponymous talker is now in its 14th season, was honored for being “a passionate advocate for equality and fairness.” You go, girl. Okay Chorale Santa Barbara Master Chorale, under artistic director Steven Hodson, had another success on its hands when it staged Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at the First United Methodist Church. With an talented quartet of soloists, soprano Christine Hollinger, alto Danielle Marcelle-Bond, tenor Eduardo Villa, and bass Emil Cristescu, the 32-year-old ensemble gave an impressive rendition of the Italian composer’s powerful religious opera. Two deaths in 19th-century Italy inspired his composition – that of fellow musician Gioachino Rossini in 1868 and writer-poet Alessandro Manzoni in 1873. Verdi completed his musical masterpiece in less than a year, in 1874. Two of a Kind Montecito twosome David and Sharon Bradord, who moved to our Eden by the Beach five years ago after three decades in San Francisco, have been honored as Philanthropists of

the Year for Santa Barbara County by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. “These individuals and organizations are making a difference with their time, talent, and treasure,” says Elaine K. Mah Best, organization president, who presented the awards at the Ventura Beach Marriott last week, when the AFB also celebrated its 30th anniversary. Bishop’s Higher Calling Music Academy of the West’s Jonathan Bishop is hitting a high note. He has been promoted to chief advancement officer at the charming Miraflores campus, a newly created position that will poise the academy for financial success for years to come – starting with its noteworthy 70th anniversary season in 2017. A graduate of Dos Pueblos High, Jon first joined the MAW’s advancement team in 2002 as a research associate and earned his most recent position as vice president for institutional advancement in 2011. Congratulations. In Memoriam On a personal note, I mark the passing of Patrick DeYoung, who has just moved to more heavenly pastures at the age of 90 after a brave battle with cancer. Patrick, who was married to Missy DeYoung, ex-wife of Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler, had an enormously colorful life, spending his childhood with his maternal grandparents on Waikiki Beach in Oahu before working in Paris. The Stanford graduate, who played on the varsity rugby team, then joined Lockheed, starting his lifelong career selling airplanes, living in Bogota, Columbia, Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. Patrick and Missy, who were married for 20 years, lived on an avocado ranch in Carpinteria until moving to Casa Dorinda five years ago. A charming, warm, and witty individual who will be much missed. Sightings: Oscar winner Kevin Costner and wife Christine noshing at Viva in La Arcada...Comedian Dennis Miller checking out Olio e Limone... Carol Burnett dining at Lucky’s Pip! Pip!

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On Entertainment by Steven Libowitz

Katz Does the Cat (and More) for Symphony


ichael Katz, the Santa Barbara-based professional storyteller who will be narrating the Santa Barbara Symphony’s family performance of Peter and the Wolf at the Granada Theatre on Saturday afternoon, November 26, didn’t grow up with Prokofiev’s musical tale. He was more of a fan of the Dodgers than instruments portraying animals dodging to avoid being eaten by prey. “[Vin Scully] was amazing. I just loved how everybody felt like he was talking directly to them. And you really believed what he said,” Katz recalled about the just-retired announcer for Los Angeles’s original baseball team. “Then there was my grandmother, who would tell stories about life on the farm, which was foreign to me being a city boy in L.A. I just loved listening to people talking about anything in an engaging way.” But Katz only discovered Peter as an adult, during a stint working at local classical radio station KDB. “I got to hear several different versions, including ones by David Bowie and William F. Buckley. And I even heard a jug band version by Dave Van Ronk, which used jugs instead of a lot of the orchestra instruments. So it’s very intriguing.” Still, Katz was a natural choice to serve as narrator for the symphony’s first-ever public family performance, as he is one of the most veteran storytellers in the region, having first picked up the art form back in 1984, basically by accident. “It found me, not the other way around,” he said, recalling that it was a friend of a friend he didn’t even know who asked him to take over his radio show at UCSB’s KCSB where he read stories over the air. “I’d just graduated, and he saw these children’s books on the table, and thought I’d be good at it. I thought, sure. I never saw him again, but he passed on my future profession to me.” Indeed, doors kept opening, as Katz put it, and as the years went by he began reading at bookstores (including the old Earthling), became the founder of the now-defunct Flying Leap Storytelling Festival in Santa Ynez, co-founded Boxtales Theater Company, and began reading and creating storytelling program in the public schools. “It’s the gift that keeps giving,” Katz said, explaining his enduring love for the art form. “Seeing children completely enthralled brings light to my day. Their energy, their openeyed wonder – I don’t think I’ll ever


Michael Katz has tales to tell at Granada Theatre (photo by Larry Mills)

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tire of that.” And Katz admits he’s still learning and improving his skills, finding nuances as storytelling “reveals itself to me more and more.” “Suddenly, I find new meanings in stories I’ve been telling for 10 or 20 years, insights that it’s about something I’d never thought of before. Stories can have new meanings with the changing times, and through different times in our own lives. And I’m still discovering the musicality of the stories, especially of the voice itself. Hitting one word the right way can make it stay in someone’s ear.” That’s where Peter and the Wolf comes in, with Katz narrating the musical narrative about a boy and his animal friends that finds each character represented by a particular instrument and musical theme. Katz himself plans on upping the ante by offering different approaches to favorite furry friends. “There’s only so much dialogue, but I’m going to have some fun with the characters,” said Katz, who works in almost all of the public schools in Santa Barbara and Goleta and returns to the Santa Barbara Public Library system for a series of daytime shows in February. “I’ll take on different voices for the animals. I know I’ll do the cat as Carol Channing, who had that incredible voice and did wonderful versions of stories for years and years. The piece is such a great marriage of words and music.” Along with Peter, the symphony will also perform snippets from SaintSaens’s The Carnival of the Animals,

another work that features instruments representing animals, and a narrator to piece it all together for the families – kids as young as 3 are welcome – to explore. It’s the first such community event, which Santa Barbara Symphony music director Nir Kabaretti said he hopes will become a tradition. “I remember going to concerts with my parents, and I’d like to see that sort of thing happen here,” recalled Kabaretti, who is in his 11th season at the helm. “People these days don’t normally grow up with classical music in their homes, so while we already do a lot with the educational programs, it’s important for us to offer something popular in our magnificent hall, the Granada. Let’s explore music together. It’s an important thing for us to do. I’m so thrilled to start with something so classy.”

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Theater League’s 2016 Broadway at the Granada season kicks off November 29-30 with Broadway Christmas Wonderland, a holiday spectacular boasting a cast of 24 singers and dancers drawn from the stages of London, New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles – who between them down almost 1,000 costumes. Holiday favorite performed during the revue include everything from pop classics to hymns and carols, plus rock songs and other Christmas standards amid an ever-changing set that will transform the Granada into a winter wonderland magic. The show is produced by David King, a multi award-winning and internationally acclaimed theatre producer who came to prominence through Spirit of the Dance, the Irish step dancing (and more) show that premiered in the early 2000s. We caught up with one of the five singers: Michael Anthony Restaino, the fresh-out-of-college kid from New Jersey who has been performing since he was 6 years old, just after he landed in Phoenix for a few final days of tech rehearsals prior to opening. Q. Just how big is this show? A. Oh, my God, it’s huge! We sing more than 180 different songs, over eight medleys that have 16 songs each, including Christmas Wonderland, Kids Medley, Pop Medley, Motown, and one of my favorites, Joyful Joyful, which is a gospel choir. There are seven changes of scenery with full-on Broadway sets, and top-notch lighting and sound. There’s a tap-dancing Santa, and mascots with animal numbers where the dancers are all in animal costumes. It’s big. What are your favorite parts? I get to solo on “Jingle Jingle Bell

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Rock” and “Rockin’ Robin”, and do a duet for “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. But I really love “Carol of the Bells”, which we do in five-part harmony. It’s took two whole days in rehearsal just to learn that one song. It’s a blast and so beautiful. I saw that you just finished a run with a Four Seasons show. You must be a fan of revues. Yeah, I grew up with that music, because my father went to middle school with Frankie Valli here in New Jersey. But this is what I love. When people say what do I do in my spare time, this is it, 24-7. We even opened our own theater company last January in New York to do cabaret acts in the city. Can you describe your own personal favorite Christmas? It’s very simple: I just love being with my family. I’ve been on the road a lot, so it’s been three years since I’ve been home for the holidays. And I’m Italian, so you know, there’s always the food.

Lloyd Bridges

The iconic saxophonist and longtime Montecito resident Charles Lloyd, who was recently named an NEA Jazz Master, has never been one to stay inside of a box, dating way back to the days he performed on rock-jazz bills at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. (This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Forest Flower, the first million-selling album in jazz history). Lloyd is a master improviser with a passion for adventurous exploration and a spiritual master’s sense of grace. His latest new ensemble is a case in point. Dubbed The Marvels as in a ‘60s soul band, it features the virtuosic and versatile guitarist Bill Frisell and frequent sideman-to-the-stars pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz along with Lloyd’s longtime quartet members Reuben Rogers on bass and Eric Harland on drums. I Long To See You, the Marvels’s debut CD, which came out this past January and features guest vocal appearances by Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, might be his most accessible album in years as it ranges from hymns (“Abide With Me”) to traditional songs (“Shenandoah”) to antiwar folk protests (“Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream” and Dylan’s “Masters of War”), as well as re-envisions some Lloyd originals from his earlier recordings (“Of Course, Of Course”, a re-working of the title track of his 1965 album on Columbia). Monday’s concert at the Lobero, which has been a regular tour stop for Lloyd for more than a decade, represents the Marvels’s eagerly anticipated Santa Barbara debut, and may 24 November – 1 December 2016

well prove to be the best jazz event of the year. The New York Times took note of Lloyd’s values as an artist in its review of his concert there: “soulfulness, mindfulness, generosity, balance” and praised his ability to “see beyond the limitations of a given musical language while conveying the beauty in it.” And as if to underscore the genre-busting nature of the show, folk-country heroine Lucinda Williams opens. Show time is 8 pm, tickets cost $39 & $49. Call 963-0761 or visit

Focus on Film

Next Thursday marks a big night in Santa Barbara for Warren Beatty, as the veteran actor, director, and writer receives the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s (SBIFF) 11th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the Bacara Resort on Thursday, December 1. The multiple Academy Award-winner who had major hits and critical accolades for films Bonnie & Clyde, Reds, Shampoo, and many more, is still going strong at 79, as he portrays Howard Hughes in the forthcoming Oscar-hopeful Rules Don’t Apply, which he also wrote and directed. The event features an outdoor cocktail reception with a red carpet followed by an extravagant dinner and tribute, winding up with a short acceptance speech by Beatty himself. Call 963-0023 or visit for details and tickets. After having released the list of eight honorees who will receive the 2017 Virtuosos Award in February during the festival, SBIFF announced last week that Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will share the 2017 Outstanding Performer of the Year award on Friday, February 3, for their roles in La La Land, directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash). Gosling was the inaugural recipient of the Cinema Vanguard Award in 2008, but Stone is a newbie for SBIFF recognition.

Hale to Harrison

George Harrison is the subject for the second installment in Hale Milgrim’s Go to Hale: Film Series at the Lobero on Tuesday night. The show features clips from Concert for George, which captured the tribute concert to Harrison that was staged exactly one year after the former Beatle passed away in 2001. Eric Clapton, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Jeff Lynne, Billy Preston, the Traveling Wilburys, and his surviving Beatles band mates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are among the Harrison contemporaries and friends who performed in the classic concert. Now on the exact date of the 15th anniversary of Harrison’s death, Milgrim will guide audiences and 24 November – 1 December 2016

Hale Milgrim is deep-seated for his film series about George Harrison

offer commentary for the hand-select clips of performances from the film. There’s also a silent auction offering collectibles from Milgrim’s own collection culled from his lifetime in the record biz.

Dueling Dialogs: Afghani Rap or Pixar’s Mind Trap

Two well-worth-seeing films screen almost simultaneously out at UCSB on Wednesday. UCSB Arts & Lectures offers the acclaimed documentary Sonita, which chronicles the journey of Sonita Alizadeh, a young Afghan refugee in Iran who has her dreams of becoming a famous pop star crushed by the Iranian government, which doesn’t allow girls to sing alone. Meanwhile, her family intends to sell her off as a child bride. Determined to persevere, Sonita instead turns to hip-hop, turning her fiery rhymes into protest rap that captures attention around the world. The film won the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary last January, which led to life-changing opportunities for its subject, including Sonita performing at the 2016 Women in the World Summit in New York City. Filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami – who ignited controversy when she became personally involved in Alizadeh’s fate – will be on hand for a Q&A following the 7:30 pm screening at Campbell Hall. Meanwhile, Pollock Theater hosts Inside Out, Pixar and Pete Docter’s animated opus that won an Academy Award in March. The movie animates emotions through 11-year-old Riley and her family following the difficult first few days after a cross-country move. The pioneering piece reflects current neuroscience research, based in part on the work of UC Berkeley professor Dacher Keltner, the UCSB alum who served as a scientific consultant to the filmmakers. Keltner and UCSB professor of psychology David Sherman, who are both affiliates of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind, will join UCSB professor of Film & Media Studies Anna Brusutti for discussion following the 7 pm screening. •MJ

Steven Johnson

Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World Tue, Nov 29 / 7:30 PM (note special time) UCSB Campbell Hall Lecture attendees receive a FREE copy of Johnson’s new book Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

One of our most inventive thinkers, Steven Johnson is a leading light of today’s interdisciplinary, collaborative, open-minded approach to innovation and his writings have influenced everything from cutting-edge ideas in urban planning to the fight against terrorism. Co-presented with the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative: Creative Culture With support from our Community Partner the Orfalea Family Corporate Season Sponsor:

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Capital Kid


hat was it like to be a child living in Washington, D.C., during World War II? What if you were there only because of the war, and knew you’d have to go back “home” when it was over? What if you also had Jewish parents, who wanted you to receive a proper Hebrew education? What if none of this really mattered to you, and you just wanted to be like the other neighborhood kids? My family of four lived in Washington for five years, (1941– 1946), when I was 7 to 12. My father, a British government official, had managed to get himself posted there, since the rest of his family – my mother, sister, and I – were already on this side of the Atlantic (having come over just before the war, on a supposed holiday, to visit my mother’s hometown of Toronto, where we’d then spent the next two years.) In Washington, we lived in an apartment in the northwest district called Brightwood, whose closest connection with the war was the presence of Walter Reed Army Hospital. Although we had occasional outings to museums and monuments, for me Washington, D.C., consisted more of my immediate neighborhood than of any of the important buildings and activities “downtown.” My life revolved around home and school (including Hebrew School, which I attended after regular school, and on weekends, at a small local synagogue.) My father commuted by bus to a rather mysterious “office” downtown. My sister (two years younger) and I attended local schools, and our friends were the neighborhood children. I went first to Whittier Elementary, then to Paul Junior High. I looked forward to going to Coolidge High, and to having my Bar Mitzvah, when I turned 13, at our familiar synagogue, where I regularly attended Sabbath services (though my parents didn’t.) But neither event actually happened, because the war ended, and we went back to England when I was just halfway through Junior High, and still only 12 years old. We had no close family on the European continent, but I was very much aware of the war. The ship bringing my father across the Atlantic was torpedoed, and he barely survived. Apart from that, the war’s

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most dramatic event for me was the junior high school assembly, in early 1945, at which it was announced that general Anthony McAuliffe – who had recently become famous at the siege of Bastogne, in the “Battle of the Bulge”, for responding to a German demand for surrender with the one-word reply, “NUTS” – was the brother of our assistant principal, Miss McAuliffe! I read the war news in the Evening Star every day, and many of my toys and games were war-related. So were the comics, radio, and movies that were another big part of my life. As for important people, I never saw President Roosevelt, but when he died, my main reaction was to complain that all my favorite radio programs had been suspended. My father, walking once past the White House, did happen to see President Truman coming out, with a Secret Service escort, for his own daily walk. Mr. Truman tipped his hat politely to the onlookers. In different ways, Washington made me conscious that I was white, Jewish, and British. It was still a very Southern city, which meant that many forms of segregation prevailed. I never heard that word, but I was aware that, coming home from downtown, there was a certain point beyond which all the “colored people” had got off the streetcar, and there were only whites for the rest of the way. Hard as it may seem to believe, in the capital of a country at war with Hitler, I also encountered anti-Semitism. On my way to Hebrew School, I was sometimes accosted and taunted by kids my own age, with slurs about “dirty Jews.” Being British, on the other hand, was something I could be openly proud of, since we were an ally, and Mr. Churchill was popular. My father used to bring home from his office samples of pro-British propaganda, publications designed to strengthen this connection. But going back, in 1946, to an England I could hardly remember, after seven years away, was no easy transition. My sister and I never really adjusted, and in 1955, we returned to America on our own. Eventually, after my father retired, our parents followed – but there was no more reason to live in Washington, D.C., and we all finished up in California. •MJ 24 November – 1 December 2016

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

Breakthrough Boogie


ormally a pop concert at SOhO wouldn’t be considered a spiritual experience even by this column’s loose definition. But Sunday’s performance by the participants in the Breakthrough Performance Workshop is much more than merely a show. It’s a coming-out concert that represents the culmination of a two-month workshop for a group of people who are using singing for growth and empowerment. It’s the first class to perform since leaders Mick and Tess Pulver returned to Santa Barbara after being away for nearly a decade and are again offering their groundbreaking and electrifying singing workshop that is therapeutic in nature, allowing participants to channel the power of the voice to make transformative, life-affirming changes toward a fully expressed life. Come witness the on-stage emergence of the latest group of participants and enjoy the heartfelt evening of fully expressed singing, evincing courage, depth, and a triumph of the human spirit, at SOhO as the concert is followed by an all-inclusive dance party beginning at 7:30 pm on Sunday, November 27. Admission is $15. Then take a look at the various opportunities, from two-hour introductory sessions to the full 10-week course, on Breakthrough’s online presence at www.bigembrace. com/events-2/ or www.meetup. com/Breakthrough-Singing-in-SantaBarbara/events/235091098/.

Singalong Healing

Dr. Gwendolyn McClure helped pioneer the now-burgeoning, vocal sound healing movement when she began her private practice in Santa Barbara way back in 1990. McClure, now based mostly in Arizona, hasn’t conducted any workshops in town since last spring but will return after Thanksgiving for a week or so when she will offer private session, as well as mini vocal healing workshop/ singalong at Center of the Heart on Wednesday night, November 30. Those gathered will join together to lift up voices designed to take you on a journey to your heart and spirit, songs that bring healing, harmony, and “Angel Frequency”, as well as enjoy McClure’s performance of her latest songs from her forthcoming CD. Donation is $10 for the 7 pm event. Call (520) 904-2043 or visit www. 24 November – 1 December 2016

Jones-ing for Freud

Catherine Ann Jones, who appeared in more than 50 roles on and off Broadway, turned instead to writing, penning the popular plays Calamity Jane (both play and musical), The Women of Cedar Creek, and Freud’s Oracle, plus the films The Christmas Wife (with Jason Robards and Julie Harris) and Unlikely Angel (Dolly Parton), and episodes of the popular TV series Touched by an Angel. Still searching, she found her way to Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she studied mythology and depth psychology, all of which coalesced into a new path that led her to create the books and develop the writing workshops “The Way of Story” and “Heal Your Self with Writing” that she teaches throughout the world. Now the Ojai resident is returning to Montecito to perform in her new one-woman play Freud’s Oracle: A Play Based on the Life of H.D. on Saturday, December 3, at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus. The play is a timely piece about the American poet H.D. and her relationship with Sigmund Freud, with themes about the travesty of war and the triumph of the individual spirit. H.D. suffered great personal losses and a nervous breakdown due to World War I, and became Freud’s patient in 1933 due to an increasing paranoia about the rise of Hitler and the fear and certainty that another war was coming, finally helping to persuade Freud to leave Vienna and relocate to London during Hitler ’s reign. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door ($15 students, alumni, and senior citizens) for the 7 pm show. Details at

Winter Renewal

Next up in the weekend events at La Casa de Maria Retreat & Conference Center’s Center for Spiritual Renewal is “Journey to the Light Within: A Contemplative Yoga and Spiritual Deepening Winter Retreat”. The workshop is designed to help participants tap into the wellsprings of our innermost selves as the holy days of winter approach, bringing on a season where the life force in the natural world surrenders its outer layers, receding again to its innermost core. We can follow this lead,

peeling back the layers of our outer identities to recall and rekindle the purpose, peace, and wisdom within our own hearts and souls. Through the practices of gentle yoga, movement, meditation, silence, and prayer, and using the tools of journaling, art, and sand play, we will rediscover this ever-present, renewing source of the divine. The weekend is co-led by Katherine Collis, Spiritual Retreat director for the Center for Spiritual Renewal at La Casa de Maria who has a background in adult education, human development, spiritual psychology, and Celtic studies, and Taran Collis, a certified Viniyoga and Capacitar instructor who specializes in adaptations for all levels. The weekend takes place Friday, December 2, at 5:30 pm to Monday, December 5, at noon; costs $395. Info and registration at 969-5031 or www.

Clearing the Chakras

Wendy Cooper presents Chakra Healing Tools to Remove Blocks to Your Intuition at 10 am on Saturday, December 3, as the first meeting of her new The Intuitive Life Meetup. The workshop is designed for empaths, healers, massage therapists, and those seeking their life purpose as it posits that when you set an intention to use your intuition to guide you in your life, opportunities for healing usually arise that allow you to clear and heal old emotional baggage you

may have been carrying around that could be blocking you from making healthy choices in your life. This clearing and healing of the chakras is one of the first steps to becoming a clear medium for information. Cooper presents several vibrational healing tools from the natural world, such as flower essences, crystals, and essential oils, that can contribute to the healing process. We will discuss the role of chakras in healing and developing intuition in the workshop, meant to be fun as well as informative, that serves as an introduction to the world of vibrational healing on the material, vital, and spiritual planes, illustrating ways you can introduce the tools into your life on a daily basis. Details online at (www. events/234561429/). Meanwhile, the new Sanctuary Santa Barbara Meetup group has yet to schedule a meeting, despite logging 50 members since its founding in October with the mantra that everyday is an opportunity for discovering our real self. The group is meant for anyone who is interested in spiritual-consciousness studies and development for whole life practical application. We have the amazing ability to create how we want to show up in the world and to manifest a life which brings us healing and wholeness – our personal living sanctuary. Check out www.meetup. com/SanctuarySB/ for details and/ or to suggest a get-together. •MJ



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In drear-nighted December, too happy happy tree, thy branches ne’er remember. – John Keats



CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO. 5497 Sealed proposals for Bid No. 5497 for the On-Call Paving Repairs will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15, 2016, to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, “On-Call Paving Repairs, Bid No. 5497". The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following: sawcutting and removal of temporary street sections; grinding (cold milling) to remove and replace AC; grinding of failed areas and repair, apply temporary traffic control and signing, notification, and performing all other related work as necessary to provide a completed project; all in accordance with the Standard Specifications, City Standard details, Plans, and Special Provisions. The Project Manager’s budgetary estimate is $400,000. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code.





The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on November 15, 2016. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California.


Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Per California Civil Code Section 9550, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashier’s check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work. A contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, as defined in this chapter, unless currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5. It is not a violation of this section for an unregistered contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Section 7029.1 of the Business and Professions Code or by Section 10164 or 20103.5 of the Public Contract Code, provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set forth hereunder. GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA William Hornung, C.P.M. PUBLISHED: November 16 and 23, 2016 Montecito Journal


meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on November 15, 2016. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California.


/s/ Sarah P. Gorman City Clerk Services Manager

The plans and specifications for this Project are available electronically at Plan and specification sets can be obtained from CyberCopy (located at 504 N Milpas St, cross street Haley) by contacting Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The City’s contact for this project is Tom Evans, Project Manager, 805-560-7544. In order to be placed on the plan holder’s list, the Contractor can register as a document holder for this Project on Ebidboard. Project Addendum notifications will be issued through Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the Ebidboard website or the City’s website at:

The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman City Clerk Services Manager


) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance



was introduced on November 8, 2016, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on November 15, 2016, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Gregg Hart, Frank Hotchkiss, Cathy Murillo, Randy Rowse, Mayor Pro Tempore Bendy White




Mayor Helene Schneider



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on November 8, 2016, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on November 15, 2016, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Gregg Hart, Frank Hotchkiss, Cathy Murillo, Randy Rowse, Mayor Pro Tempore Bendy White




Mayor Helene Schneider



hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on November 16, 2016. (Seal)

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on November 16, 2016.

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman City Clerk Services Manager

(Seal) /s/ Sarah P. Gorman City Clerk Services Manager

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on November 16, 2016.

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on /s/ Harwood Bendy White Mayor Pro Tempore

November 16, 2016. /s/ Harwood Bendy White Mayor Pro Tempore

Published November 23, 2016 Montecito Journal FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sequel Salon Santa Barbara, 13 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Fabian C. Hernandez, 4531 Oak Glen Apt. C, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 9, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jessica Scheaff. FBN No. 2016-0003106. Published November 23, 30, December 7, 14, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: D. Volk Wines; Happy Mommy; Happy Mommy Wines, 3160 Glengary, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Final Blend Wine

Company, LLC, 3160 Glengary, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 15, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes-Sadler. FBN No. 2016-0003149. Published November 23, 30, December 7, 14, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Plaza Liquor, 2840 De La Vina St. #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Ziyad Abdulhai, 2037 Oak Ave #B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Plazaliquor SB, Inc, 2840 De La Vina St. #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 4, 2016. This statement expires


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five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes-Sadler. FBN No. 2016-0003068. Published November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pallan & Associates, 4799 Glenbrook St, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Sant Pallan, 4799 Glenbrook St, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 21, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original

statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN No. 2016-0002964. Published November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tartaglia Fine Art, 1187 Coast Village Road #5, Montecito, CA 93108. Danna Tartaglia, 2648 Grand Ave, Ojai, CA 93023. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 28, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN No. 2016-0003019.


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The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular

meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on

meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on

November 8, 2016.

November 15, 2016.

The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the

The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the

provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as

provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as

amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be

amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be

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

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




(Seal) /s/ Sarah P. Gorman City Clerk Services Manager

/s/ Sarah Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager





I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on October 18, 2016, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on November 15, 2016, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

Councilmembers Jason Dominguez, Gregg Hart, Frank Hotchkiss, Cathy Murillo, Randy Rowse, Mayor Pro Tempore Bendy White




Mayor Helene Schneider



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on November 16, 2016.

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on November 1, 2016, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on November 8, 2016, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

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







hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on November 9, 2016.


I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on November 16, 2016.

/s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on November 9, 2016.

/s/ Harwood Bendy White Mayor Pro Tempore Published November 23, 2016 Montecito Journal

Published November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV04880. To all interested parties: Petitioners Rosa Aguilera and Omar Martinez filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name of children from Josue Martinez Aguilera and Jacob Martinez Aguilera to Josue Martinez and Jacob Martinez, respectively. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the

/s/ Helene Schneider Mayor Published November 23, 2016 Montecito Journal

petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed November 1, 2016 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: December 21, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV05050. To all interested parties: Petitioners Mayra Martinez and Jose Antonio Villafana filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name of child from Sebastian Villafana Martinez to Sebastian Villafana. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Santa Barbara will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, during the afternoon session of the meeting which begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara. The hearing is to consider the appeal filed by Hollister & Brace and Richards, Watson & Gershon on behalf of the Emprise Trust of the Planning Commission’s denial at a public hearing on August 25, 2016 of an application for a single-family residence located at 1925 El Camino de la Luz. The project consists of a new 2,789 square foot (net), three story, singlefamily residence with an attached, two-car garage. The discretionary application required for this project is a Coastal Development Permit (SBMC §28.44.060). A Final Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15074. If you challenge the Council's action on the appeal of the Planning Commission's decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing. You are invited to attend this hearing and address your verbal comments to the City Council. Written comments are also welcome up to the time of the hearing, and should be addressed to the City Council via the City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990. On Thursday, December 1, 2016, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, will be available at 735 Anacapa Street and at the Central Library. Agendas and Staff Reports are also accessible online at Regular meetings of the Council are broadcast live and rebroadcast on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. on City TV Channel 18. Each televised Council meeting is closed captioned for the hearing impaired. These meetings can also be viewed over the Internet at AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you need auxiliary aids or services or staff assistance to attend or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at 564-5305. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will usually enable the City to make reasonable arrangements. Specialized services, such as sign language interpretation or documents in Braille, may require additional lead time to arrange. (SEAL) /s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager Published November 23, 2016 Montecito Journal

PUBLIC NOTICE City of Santa Barbara NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Santa Barbara will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, during the afternoon session of the meeting which begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara.

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to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed November 15, 2016 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: January 4, 2017 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14

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The hearing is to consider a request that the proposed development at 35 Anacapa Street (APN 033-112-002), for the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, be designated a Community Benefit Project pursuant to Santa Barbara Municipal Code §28.85.020.A.1, and allocate 3,007 square feet of nonresidential floor area to the project from the Community Benefit Project category. You are invited to attend this hearing and address your verbal comments to the City Council. Written comments are also welcome up to the time of the hearing, and should be addressed to the City Council via the City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990. On Thursday, December 1, 2016, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, will be available at 735 Anacapa Street and at the Central Library. Agendas and Staff Reports are also accessible online at Regular meetings of the Council are broadcast live and rebroadcast on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. on City TV Channel 18. Each televised Council meeting is closed captioned for the hearing impaired. These meetings can also be viewed over the Internet at AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you need auxiliary aids or services or staff assistance to attend or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at 564-5305. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will usually enable the City to make reasonable arrangements. Specialized services, such as sign language interpretation or documents in Braille, may require additional lead time to arrange. (SEAL) /s/ Sarah P. Gorman, CMC City Clerk Services Manager Published November 23, 2016 Montecito Journal



VILLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 12) help ease the traffic and congestion issues on San Ysidro Road and in the campus parking lot, and Murphy has been an instrumental part of that endeavor, according to school board members. “Under Tammy’s leadership over the past seven years, Montecito Union School has not only thrived academically but has grown into a strong, forward-thinking learning community,” said Mary Kirkhart, the outgoing president of the board. “While we are sorry to see Tammy leave the MUS community, we are grateful for the thoughtful and intelligent leadership she has brought to our district, and the enduring legacy she will leave behind,” said Gwyn Lurie, long-time board member and former board president. Marilyn Bachman and Kate Murphy will be sworn in as new members of the Montecito Union School Board of Trustees on Monday, December 5. Lurie will be sworn in as a returning board member. The Board of Trustees will hold an organizational meeting December 6 at 4 pm, and begin discussions regarding the search for a new superintendent. Murphy’s successor will work closely with principal Dr. Nick Bruski and assistant principal Rusty Ito. According to its website, Dubai American Academy is one of the most

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sought-after American schools in Dubai, offering an enriched American curriculum with an international perspective for grades K through 12. Murphy tells us her son, 7th grader Cole Murphy, will attend the school. “He’s really looking forward to it,” she added. “I will deeply miss this community, but mostly I will miss the kids, parents, teachers, and staff that make MUS so great,” Murphy said. For information about the Montecito Union School District, please visit

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Cold Spring School fifth grader Sebastian Salsbury is quickly and quietly making a name for himself in the endurance sports world as an ultra-marathon trail runner. “You can say he’s taken the saying ‘energetic kid’ to a new level!” jokes his father, Michael, who spoke to us recently about his son’s unique accomplishments. Michael and Gabriella Salsbury have three kids aged 26, 18, and Sebastian, 10. “He was always our high-energy youngest kid; always moving and active,” Michael said. Beginning at age 4, Sebastian began hiking with his parents and older sister on local trails, and quickly began logging 10, 12, and 15 miles. “It was amazing that it was seemingly no effort for him,” said Michael, who also runs ultra marathons (marathons longer than the traditional length of 26.2 miles). The young boy began entering into local runs, quickly finding that traditional 5k and 10k runs were not long enough for him. “He didn’t even want to do regular marathons; they were too short for him!” Michael said. He was denied entry


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Cold Spring School student and ultra-marathon trail runner Sebastian Salsbury at the finish of the Born to Run 50k (31.5 mi) with legendary Tarahumara champion Arnulfo Quimare

into several runs because of liability issues related to his age, despite the fact that his father would run the race with him. Local race director Luis Escobar, who organizes our local long-distance races, began encouraging the youngster to fulfill his love of long-distance running, and last year Sebastian completed his longest run to date: Santa Barbara Nine Trails 35 Mile Endurance Run. With more than 11,000 feet of gain that connects all of the SB county trails system, the run is a “beast,” says Michael, adding that at mile 32, Sebastian asked his dad if he could play basketball after the run if it wasn’t dark out yet. “We did [play], and I felt like I’d been hit by a truck. But not Sebastian, he was fine,” Michael laughed. Sebastian has also run the Santa Barbara Red Rock marathon (28 miles), and is getting ready to do it

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again this Saturday, November 26. He’s also completed the Born to Run Ultramarathon (30 miles) and calls the three races the “Triple Crown” of running in Santa Barbara. At the Born to Run race, Sebastian got to meet legendary runner Arnulfo Quimare, and later found out he placed second in the race behind Quimare’s son, 15-year-old Matias, in the 19-and-under-age category. “He was so thrilled by that,” Michael said. Sebastian has also run several 50ks. The Salsburys say they are thankful Sebastian prefers getting outside on the trails instead of spending time behind devices and computer screens. As long as he’s having fun, the family says they will continue to encourage their son’s love of long-distance running. They are making plans for a 47-mile run at the Grand Canyon, called Rim to Rim to Rim. “He says he’s ready for fifty miles. He’s totally oblivious to the fact that he’s doing something extraordinary,” Michael said. “For him, it’s all about having fun.” For more information about Sebastian, check out a documentary on YouTube about him: search Santa Barbara Nine Trails.


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Hearts executive director Alexis Weaver (left) and program director Devon Sachey flank Bruce Bennett, wearing his Purple Heart on his lapel

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This Purple Heart Was Worth the Wait

U.S. veteran and Hearts rider Aaron Swaney welcomed friends and family of Bruce Bennett to the covered pen at Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center for his Purple Heart award ceremony


aving commemorated Veterans Day just a couple of weeks ago, November is the time of year when our military veterans are at the forefront of our consciousness. It’s far too easy to forget about their sacrifices during the rest of the year, but at Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center, veterans are welcomed and allowed to ride for free all year round. That program, named Operation Unbridled Freedom, was largely spearheaded by Bruce Bennett, who just last week finally received the Purple Heart he earned in 1968. As a combat wounded veteran, Bennett credits the therapy horses at Hearts for helping him heal from the physical, psychological, and emotional wounds he suffered in the Vietnam War. Which is why he asked that his Purple Heart be presented in the covered round pen at Hearts, so that family and friends could gather near the horses that mean so much to him.

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“This is a very appropriate place, as this is really, honestly where I started to heal,” said Bennett, who rides at Hearts on a weekly basis. “This is where I belong, this is where I need to be. This is absolutely the most fitting place that I could think of to receive this reward. It’s very important to me.” Bennett also gave credit to Hearts executive director Alexis Weaver, as well as to program director Devon Sachey for organizing the post-ceremony reception. Sachey is also a veteran, having served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a sergeant and flight

U.S. Navy veteran pilot Ben Short, who also serves on the Hearts board of directors, proudly stands next to his fellow Hearts rider Bruce Bennett as they display their military medals.

Hearts board member Thomas Bateman (left) with Mary Ann Evans, a co-founder of Hearts, and her U.S. Navy veteran husband, Bob Evans

tation. Congratulations and heartfelt thanks are due to Bruce Bennett. More information about Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center and its veterans program, Operation Unbridled Freedom, can be found online at, or by calling (805) 964-1519.

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mechanic on the KC-130 aircraft. Bennett credited Wendy Motta, press secretary for Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) for helping him untangle the paperwork that said his Purple Heart had been awarded after his discharge in 1968. After decades of dealing with bureaucracy, Bennett had just about given up hope of ever receiving his medal. Lois Capps was on hand to make the formal presen-

Saturday, November 26 Holiday Open House and Book Signing Event 1 to 3 pm The Stationery Collection 1470 East Valley Road Suite K, Montecito Shop, nibble, support a local business, and enjoy a book-signing event with Nancy Corradini, author of the newly published children’s book The Horse Who Loves Hats. The perfect way to begin your holiday shopping for youngsters who like equines.  •MJ

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Pumpkin Smash – Sure, there’s a wonderfully stuffed turkey basting in the oven for family and friends to eagerly consume over conversations about gratitude (and government?) and a gentle nudge to snoozing grandpa. But why not spend a little time first with living members of the animal kingdom as the Santa Barbara Zoo offers its annual Thanksgiving Day event. Elephants, gorillas, and other zoo animals each get their turn playing with the pumpkins, grinding the gourds into a pulp or otherwise interacting with the orange fruit, whatever their preference, while you get to watch in awe or roar with laughter, as the case may be. The smashing-good time is included in the regular admission admission fee, but be aware the hilltop home for the animals closes early this afternoon so folks everyone can get home before the turkey get cooked dry. WHEN: 10 am to 3:30 pm WHERE: 500 Ninos Drive COST: $17 general, $10 children (ages 2-12), $13 seniors (65+), free for children under 2 INFO:

962-5339 or thanksgiving-day-pumkin-smash. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 Mozart by Candlelight – It’s been more than three decades since the West Coast Chamber Orchestra began celebrating the genius and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with an annual homage to the great composer during the Thanksgiving holiday. The concert used to take place at the Presidio Chapel, a natural environment for a candlelight concert, but has since moved to the First United Methodist Church, which takes a more romantic and intimate atmosphere when it’s bathed in candlelight to set the mood for audiences to be transported back in time to the 18th century. For this year’s bill of fare, artistic director Dr. Michael Shasberger, the Adams professor of Music and Worship at Westmont College who recently took over main conducting duties from founder Christopher Story VI, will be joined by special guest artist Frank Basile, who not only

ENDING THIS WEEK UCSB’s Music fall concert season comes to a close with a final series of shows starting Monday, November 28, with the University Chamber Orchestra performing Brahms’s “Tragic Overture”, Stravinsky’s “Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra”, Hector Berlioz’s “Hungarian March” and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”), following the opening by the winners of the quarterly UCSB Chamber Music Competition performing as UCSB Chamber Players (7:30 pm; Lehmann Hall).... The Jazz Combos take over on Wednesday and Thursday, November 30, to December 1, as director Jon Nathan presents “The WEST COAST”. The first night, audiences will hear compositions by Woody Shaw (“In Case You haven’t Heard”), Freddie Hubbard (“Byrdlike”), Clare Fischer (“Morning, Thier’s Tears”), Gerry Mulligan (“Out Back of the Barn”), Cal Tjader (“Modesty Blues”), and much more while the UCSB Little Big Band features arrangements by Agoura resident Randy Aldcroft (“My Man’s Gone Now”, “Bick’s Bag”), as well as arrangements Marty Paich wrote for Art Pepper and Ella Fitzgerald. On Thursday, the main combo will perform compositions by Montecito’s Charles Lloyd (“Sweet Georgia Bright”), Woody Shaw (“Katerina Ballerina”), Dave Brubeck (“Fujiyama”), Gerry Mulligan (“Idol Gossip”), Charlie Parker (“Relaxin’ at Camarillo”), Dexter Gordon (“Mrs. Miniver”), The Greyboy All-Stars, while the UCSB Little Big Band features arrangements by Los Angeles composers Bob Florence (“Killer Phil”) and Grammy Award-winner Bill Cunliffe (“Affluenza”), and more. (7:30 pm & 4 pm; Karl Geiringer Hall).... The UCSB Horn Studio, under the direction of Dr. Steven Gross, presents its quarterly recital, an afternoon of classics from the horn repertoire, including works by Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Strauss, and Gordon Jacob, on Friday, December 2 (noon; Music Room 1145; free), before the season comes to a close that evening with the Gospel Choir’s annual fall concert under the direction of Victor Bell (7:30 pm; Karl Geiringer Hall). WHEN: WHERE: COST: Chamber Orchestra/ Jazz combos: $10 general, $5 students; Gospel Choir: $15 general, $10 students; free for children under 12 INFO: 993-2064 or


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Down and Dirty – Mike Campbell’s day job is serving as the lead guitarist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, a little rock ‘n’ roll outfit you might have heard of. But he’s played with so many other super star artists of the music business, we’d have to take up the whole column to list them. Suffice it to just mention a few: Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and George Harrison – oh, and that he was in the house supporting Petty for the famous Live Aid benefit. When Campbell and some other studio/touring musicians based in Los Angeles decided to take their little jam sessions – dubbed Dirty Knobs – into live clubs around a decade ago, it came with a little more cachet than your typical combo might. And because they wanted to stay out of Hollywood when they first got the ball rolling, SOhO got the benefit of an early gig and has remained one of the band’s central stomping grounds ever since. Campbell, who with Petty invariably seems to favor efficient over excess, gets to really shine with the Knobs, stretching out into solos as well as singing lead on the band’s catalog of cover tunes, both well-known and obscure and original songs. The classic rock songs cover a lot of ground, but you generally won’t hear Petty songs, not even the ones Campbell co-wrote, including “Refugee”, “Here Comes My Girl”, “You Got Lucky”, and “Runnin’ Down a Dream”. What you will hear should, however, definitely rock your socks off and get you dancing, which might do you a world of good on the night after Thanksgiving. WHEN: 9:45 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $15 INFO: 962-7776 or

plays piano but also works as a harpsichordist, organist, conductor, musical director, accompanist, singer, church musician, composer, arranger, orchestrator, and teacher. His versatility has brought him to Los Angeles recording studios, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Carnegie Hall, and classrooms at USC, Loyola Marymount University, and Santa Monica College. Tonight, he’ll play Mozart’s Piano Concertos No. 23 in A major, K. 488, and No. 21 in C major, K. 467 (“Elvira Madigan”), sandwiched around the Divertimento, K. 138, Allegro Molto, and Symphony No. 33, K. 319. Tickets available at the Arlington Theatre Box Office or at the door. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu Street (at Garden St.) COST: $25 general admission, $20 seniors, $10 students INFO: 963-4408 or westcoastchamberorchestra.html 1st Thursday (Art) – The Downtown Organization’s monthly art and libations stroll through lower State Street and environs carrying a theme every month, but most of the time you’d be hard-pressed to know what that is. In December, with Christmas and the holidays, decorations, and special events are the norm, where most galleries and spaces at the very least offer specials

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curated for gift-giving. Take 10 West Gallery, for example, whose annual holiday exhibit features a wall of smaller, gift-sized works by all 20 of their artists, or Artamo Gallery, where “Off the Paper Wall” consists of a wall full of affordable hand-drawn prints and selected other works on paper by Françoise Issaly, Hanna Merians, Jack Mohr, Michael Moon, Suha Sin, and also features collector’s pieces by Hans Bukhardt, Roy Lichtenstein, Heinz Kreutz, and others. Pali-XMano, of Solstice Parade renown, is the featured artist at Bella Rosa Galleries’ Holiday Show, featuring the quirky artist’s dynamic paintings that draw you in with intensity and color – just as in his inflatable creations for the June parade. Divine Inspiration Gallery’s “Eclectic Energies” teams artists Pedro De La Cruz, Julie Smith, Barbara Eberhart, Carlos Lomeli, and Olga Hotujac for a special holiday show that runs through January 27, so no hurry if you can’t make it tonight, when there will be an opening artist reception. Tonight is also when Sullivan Goss celebrates the opening of its beloved yearly holiday show known as “100 Grand”, which consists of 100 works of fine art that sell for $1,000 or less, including pieces by more than 80 living artists. Finally, the Yes Store, this year located in Paseo Nuevo instead of a State Street storefront, is its usual seasonal 24 November – 1 December 2016

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Johnson in Wonderland – Steven Johnson, the New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From plus half a dozen other books, now takes a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained in his new book, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World. The lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of worldshaping technological change. Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. He argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements – as you’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun. An inventive thinker, considered a leading light of today’s interdisciplinary, collaborative, open-minded approach to innovation, Johnson discusses the new book, which will be distributed free to attendees while supplies last. A book signing follows the lecture. WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: UCSB’s Campbell Hall COST: free INFO: 893-3535 or www.

pop-up of arts and crafts from artists who come together each holiday season to offer handmade one-ofa-kind gifts for holiday shoppers.

WHEN: 5 to 8 pm WHERE: Lower State Street and environs COST: free INFO: www.santabarbaradowntown. com/about/1st-thursday  •MJ




THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 1st Thursday (Entertainment) – The nod to the season is apparent on the entertainment front too, starting with the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, which boasts a festive 1st Thursday celebrating Santa Barbara history with holiday entertainment, winter sangria, and hot cocoa – plus, visit Santa Claus at 6 pm. The seemingly ubiquitous local dance troupe La Boheme, also well-known from the Solstice Parade as well as its now-annual “Thriller” performances during Halloween, does a special holiday-themed performance in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Main Space, while signature cocktails from the Bobcat Room and a holiday set from DJ Darla Bea add to the ambiance; artist Scotty Wagner will be on hand as well, for those who want to model for a Light Drawing Portrait. The wonderful guitarist-singer-composer Teka plays original Brazilian jazz at Brasil Arts Cafe, where you can also enjoy delicious appetizers and caipirinhas while viewing works by renowned graffiti and contemporary artists Alemão and Eriway directly from Brazil. Santa Barbara Revels presents a preview of its upcoming “The Christmas Revels: A Scottish Celebration of the Winter Solstice” (due at the Lobero, December 16-18) – a community-based story/revue filled with the gorgeous songs and lively dances of the Scottish Highlands in the mid-1700s – including segments from the Solstice Singers and the Pacific Sword Company, on the corner of State & Anapamu streets (in front of the Santa Barbara Art Museum). The Santa Barbara Trombone Society – comprising players from throughout Santa Barbara county, including music educators and their students from SBCC, Westmont College, and UCSB – gets the enviable hot spot on Marshalls patio at 900 State Street. Also, the Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces returns to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to perform a free short program of a cappella choral music of the Renaissance and the modern age – with perhaps a season carol as well – as a teaser of its upcoming annual Mysteries of Christmas concerts at St. Anthony’s Seminary on December 17-18. Meanwhile, it’s the first-ever Silent Night Silent Disco at Paseo Nuevo Center Court, a silent disco dance party for the entire family where you dance and sing along with DJs through your headphones as snowfalls gently around you; ugly Christmas sweaters encouraged. Finally, get a sneak preview of tomorrow’s 64 annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade at Community Arts Workshop, where you can see professional float builders in action, visit with Santa, and drop off donations for the Unity Toy Drive. WHEN: 5 to 8 pm WHERE: Lower State Street and environs COST: free INFO:

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Sweeping views of the mountains, the ocean, and the Channel Islands greet you from most rooms. The home was built in 1950, for Montecito resident Colonel Logan T. McMenemy (after which a nearby hiking trail is named), and was designed by noted architect Chester Carjola. The Spanishstyle home has been updated and offers vaulted ceilings, adobe walls, several patios and terraces, a country kitchen, fireplaces, hardwood and tile floors, a pool, and detached guest house offering ocean views from its hilltop perch.

1379 Oak Creek Canyon Road – $12,500,000

Also for sale in Oak Creek Canyon is this home, built in 2008. Ocean & mountain views impress from this Marc Appleton-designed, gated Mediterranean estate, which includes 5 bedroom suites, a paneled library, kitchen/family room, fireplaces, a luxurious master suite with private terrace, a theatre, wine cellar, gym, and a one-bedroom detached guesthouse. Situated on 6+ private acres, the interior and outside spaces open to inviting entertaining patios, lawns, gardens, and the ocean-view infinity pool. There are a total of 6 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in more than 8,000 square feet, as advertised.

945 Park Lane – $8,950,000

This gated Mediterranean estate was designed with a focus on the expansive ocean, island, and mountain views, and to embrace the sought-after indoor/ outdoor lifestyle of Montecito. Set on more than 5 acres and offering 5,500-plus

926 Buena Vista Drive – $8,875,000

Just two properties down from 945 Park Lane is this contemporary home offering high ceilings in more than 6,500 square feet of living space, as advertised. The impressive ocean views are complemented by tropical landscape design and infinity pool. Dramatic indoor spaces with high ceilings mingle with inviting outdoor patios to inspire indoor/outdoor living. Built in 1993, the home also offers an impressive two-story great room, fireplaces, ocean-view kitchen leading to the pool, view patios, and an expansive master suite with a spa-like bathroom. There are three additional bedroom suites in the home, plus a pool cabana and a gated private drive with additional onsite parking for guests. •MJ For more information, or to arrange a showing with the listing agents for any of these homes, please contact me directly, or call/text (805) 698-2174. Also, visit my website, from which this article is based.



square feet of living space as advertised, the light-filled interior spaces and fine finishes define this home. There is a luxurious master suite, media room, pool and spa, entertainment terraces, detached guesthouse, gardens, and solar-powered electricity. Fireplaces, hardwood, stone and carpeted floors, and air conditioning, are additional features of this home that was built in 2008.



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Vintage Oil Paintings Collector’s level, Pre-WWII Listed American Artists. Private Dealer. Montecito. 969-4569 EQUINE SERVICES

Lease a horse and ride in paradise. Get fit and have fun overlooking the ocean in Carpinteria. Ride on the trail, jump poles or a course, take a dressage lesson or just have a snuggle with your new best friend. Meet great barn friends at a 5-star facility. Call or text Rebecca for a tour 805-886-9825 SELF-HELP

Deepak Chopra-trained and certified instructor will teach you meditation. Sandra 636-3089. WEDDING CEREMONIES

Ordained Minister Any/All Types of Ceremonies “I Do” Your Way. Short notice, weekends or Holidays Sandra Williams 805.636.3089 POSITION WANTED

Estate Manager seeks Housekeeping position for my Ukrainian, U.S. Resident in-law. Please contact Tatiana at: 805-455-7680 ESTATE MANAGER Estate Manager, live-in. Experienced, with local references. (805) 636-4456 JONATHANESTATES.COM Experienced HOUSE MANAGER Patient Advocacy and Corporate Management skills. Discreet, highly organized with attention to detail. BA+BFA degrees. Live on property. Local ref.  m) 415/606-8808 SPECIAL/PERSONAL SERVICES

Semi-retired Professional will plan & organize your parties, trips & social events. Write your checks, manage/and organize your home or office, run your errands. Pet sitting. Stellar refs. Sandra 636-3089. French American personal assistant available for errands, odd jobs, 25 years experience in gardening, etc... Dependable, resourceful, local references, hourly rates. Call Richard : 805-588 2528. BIRNAM WOOD I am just finishing a biography for a resident and looking


for a new family to work with. Preserve your life story as a precious gift for loved ones and future generations. Your Life Story, Family History, Lifetime Love Story or the Biography of a Loved One. The project takes up to one year (with three hours per week of chats and interviews) and is a very rewarding experience. Great references. David Wilk (805) 455-5980. Marketing and Publicity for your business, nonprofit, or event. Integrating traditional and social media and specializing in PSAs, podcasts, videos, blogs, articles and press releases. Contact Patti Teel CAREGIVING SERVICES

Affordable caregiver in the comfort of your home, reliable, caring and kind. Help you with any kind of personal needs. Certified and Insured. Excellent local references. 452-4671 Caregiver/companion available now, live-in or out. 15 yrs experience. Excellent local references. Call Marge 805 450-8266. WRITING & EDITING SERVICES

Got a writing assignment? I will write it for you! Whatever your writing needs are; books, films, articles, letters- etc, 805-794-9126 COMPUTER/VIDEO SERVICES

VIDEOS TO DVD TRANSFERS Hurry, before your tapes fade away. Now doing records & cassettes to CD. Only $10 each 969-6500 Scott. COLLEGE SERVICES

Comprehensive, Individualized College counseling by editor Dartmouth grad, Tish O’Connor. 705-2064

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Our products offer highly specialized insurance solutions for luxury properties, high value autos, personal and commercial insurance. Serving Santa Barbara County since 1979. Bill Terry Insurance Agency 4213 State St. Suite 205 Santa Barbara, CA 93110 (805) 563-0400 cell (805) 617-8700 PET SERVICES

PET CARE- Dog walks, kitty companion. Feeding, clean-up. Regular or occasional visits. Single or twice daily. 565-3409 SPA SERVICES

The G Spa / Santa Barbara Medical Spa & Laser Center “Santa Barbara’s Best Kept Secret” Kathleen Griffin, M.D. Medical Director & Owner. Top graduate of UCLA School of Medicine. Finalist for Best of Santa Barbara Medical Spa 2016 Fillers, Lasers, Facial, Weight Loss & More! No Double Chin, No Surgery, No Kidding! 10% Off Kybella. Call for Details 33 W. Mission St., Suite 204 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805 682-4772 Http:// MUSIC LESSONS

PHYSICAL TRAINING/THERAPY House calls for balance, strength, coordination, flexibility and stamina to improve the way you move. Josette Fast, PT36 years experience. UCLA trained. 805-722-8035


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TOMPEET’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC Guitar Drums Bass Ukulele Bring in the whole family for the price of one. 805-708-3235 TOMPEET’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC Guitar Drums Bass Ukulele Bring in the whole family for the price of one. 805-708-3235 Fit for Life

Customized workouts and nutritional guidance for any lifestyle. Individual/ group sessions. Specialized in CORRECTIVE EXERCISE – injury prevention and post surgery. House calls available. Victoria Frost- CPT & CES 805-895-9227 WOODWORKING/REPAIRS

Artisan Custom Woodworks. Repairs on doors, windows, furniture, kitchen cabinets. Small jobs welcomed. Ruben Silva 805-350 0857. Contractor Lc#820521. FINANCIAL SERVICES

Private $$$ for RE Investments Equity-Asset Based, Hard $$$ BRE #01952914 / NMLS #1172916 Family Office

Accounting Services CFO/Controller/ Bookkeeper for individuals and families. Focusing on the dayto-day practical vs  ‘wealth management’. I will work with your advisory team to protect values and discover opportunities for cost saving. Van Newell at 805-450-7976 HOUSESITTING SERVICES

Looking for a house sitter or caretaker to watch over your home? We are two professionals searching for housing within Santa Barbara. Open to short or long-term rentals, care-taking, and house-sitting. We are quiet and respectful, clean and conscientious, no pets, and do not smoke. Contact Alexandra 805-455-9676 24 November – 1 December 2016

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REVERSE MORTGAGE SERVICES Reverse Mortgage Specialist Conventional & Jumbo 805.770.5515 No mortgage payments as long as you live in your home! Gayle Nagy Executive Loan Advisor NMLS #251258 RPM Mortgage, Inc. 319 E. Carrillo St., Ste 100 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 24 November – 1 December 2016

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Montecito Journal writer looking for a studio or one-bedroom apartment with full kitchen and bath, must be a legal rental. Thank you. Mobile: 805-570-6789 ESTATE/MOVING SALE SERVICES

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

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$10,500,000 | 1174 Glenview Rd, Montecito | 5BD/6BA Daniel Encell | 805.565.4896

$4,450,000 | 1401 E Pepper Ln, Montecito | 3BD/2BA Luke Ebbin | 805.705.2152

$17,200,000 | 1127 Hill Rd, Montecito | 4BD/4½BA Phyllis & Morgan Noble | 805.451.2126

$11,995,000 | 2381 Refugio Rd, Gaviota | 1440± acs (assr) Kerry Mormann | 805.689.3242

$11,300,000 | 240 Spring St, Paso Robles | 54 Unit Apt. Ken Switzer | 805.680.4622

$5,995,000 | 2281 Featherhill Rd, Montecito | 4BD/5½BA Nancy Kogevinas | 805.450.6233

$5,600,000 | Ocean View Estate, Montecito | 5BD/5BA Tim Dahl | 805.886.2211

$5,500,000 | 974 Park Ln, Montecito | 2+BD/2+BA Anderson/Hurst | 805.618.8747/805.680.8216

$4,900,000 | 2675 Cebada Canyon Rd, Lompoc | 682± acs (assr) Kerry Mormann | 805.689.3242

$4,750,000 | 4990 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria | 18± acs (assr) Kerry Mormann | 805.689.3242

$4,450,000 | 700 Romero Canyon Rd, Montecito | 4BD/5½BA Nancy Kogevinas | 805.450.6233

$3,975,000 | 1120 Via Del Rey, Goleta | 4BD/4BA Calcagno & Hamilton | 805.565.4000

$2,995,000 | 7392/7390 Shepard Mesa Rd, Carpinteria | 4BD/4BA Nancy Kogevinas | 805.450.6233

$2,800,000 | 4920 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria | 7± acs (assr) Kerry Mormann | 805.689.3242

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