ConstructionUnder Expect traffic delays over the next few weeks as a sewer main is relocated at the Olive Mill/Coast Village intersection, page 6 Setting Sail for VNA Health The Yacht Club’s 150th and VNA Health’s 120th anniversaries were both celebrated at their annual Charity Regatta, page 18 22 – 29 SEP 2022 VOL 28 ISS 38FREE SERVING MONTECITO AND SOUTHERN SANTA BARBARAJOURNAL www.montecitojournal.net ‘Free at Last’ – A Juneteenth poem continues to inspire in Sojourner Kincaid Rolle’s new children’s book, P.12 Hot Summer Sales – Real estate sales remain as hot as ever, but some homes are still simmering on the market, P.16 Picturing History – Silent films and Montecito mansions are center stage in Betsy Green’s new book, P.20 Heavenly Thoughts – Where we look for Heaven in our words, our world, and up above, P.23 The Giving List items,principles,regenerativeGroundbreakingagricultureandnowfoodfromWhiteBuffaloLandTrust,page24 WITH THE COMMUNITY BENEFIT IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT APPROVED, BUSINESS OWNERS WEIGH IN ON WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE ACCOMPLISHED ALONG COAST VILLAGE ROAD (STORY STARTS ON P. 5) SEEKING IMPROVEMENTS
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Your Westmont – A new artist/scholarin-residence for the theater department and executive director for the Martin Institute, plus a freshman golfer starts off strong
Brilliant Thoughts – A look towards the Heavens and where it has led writers, poets, and even our hearts over time Montecito Reads – Hollis plays his role in ExOH’s stock trading before meeting a mysterious visitor in this week of Montecito
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22 – 29 September 2022Montecito JOURNAL4 “You steer the ship the best way you know. Sometimes it’s smooth. Sometimes you hit the rocks.” – Corrado Soprano © 2022 Bonhams & Butterfields Auctioneers Corp. All rights reserved. Bond No. 57BSBGL0808 Bring toWe’lltoChineseyourArtBonhams.sellittheworld. We are consigning Chinese paintings, calligraphy, and works of art. A Chinese Art specialist will be in your area October 3 - 14 offering in-person complimentary and confidential auction estimates of single items and entire collections. Schedule AppointmentYourToday Hannah Thompson +1 (323) 436 email@example.com sell.bonhams.com 412 E. Haley St. #3, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805.965.9555 | firstname.lastname@example.org| www.beckerstudiosinc.com @beckerstudios Dream. Design. Build. Live. Photography by Spenser Bruce INSIDE THIS ISSUE P.5 The CBID and I – With a CBID in development, business owners express what their hopes and expectations are for themselves and all of CVR P.6 Village Beat – Roundabout to start preproject construction, farewell to Mesa Burger, and Butterfly Lane under crossing to open P.8 Montecito Miscellany – Richard cavorts through One805Live!, the Legends gala, Tacos and Tequila with ShelterBox, and more P.10 Letters to the Editor – The benefits of regenerative agriculture plus protecting chickens and other small critters from black bears Tide Guide P.11 The Optimist Daily – Hear more about these tips for improving hearing health P.12 Our Town – A talk with Sojourner Kincaid Rolle about her historic Juneteenth poem, and now children’s book, Free at Last P.14
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Celebrating History – A look at Betsy Green’s new book on Flying A and the early silent films of Montecito and the mansions featured in them
Charity Regatta – The Santa Barbara Yacht Club hosts its 18th annual regatta fundraiser for VNA Health
The Giving List White Buffalo Land Trust has been on the forefront of regenerative agriculture and is now taking its efforts to the grocery store shelves
On Entertainment – Jonny Donahoe talks about Every Brilliant Thing, a final TRAP is set, Spencer the Gardener on a boat, and Figtoberfest
Calendar of Events – Bonnie Raitt hits the Bowl, Fazzino pops into his gallery, the Goleta Lemon Festival squeezes into the weekend, and more
In Passing – The lives of Natalie Salter Myerson and Lawrence Wayne Kelly are remembered
Real Estate – The summer sales are hot and the real estate market doesn’t seem to be cooling down anytime soon
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community has prevailed. Even small acts like purchasing gift cards or getting takeout helped this area persevere. When being “out-and-about” became feasible, unity even included restaurant parklets that became important add-ons to the whole neighborhood: Come to Coast Village Road to eat, stay, and safely sup port local retail.
As the world becomes increasing ly post-pandemic, our vision of unity changes, but not in a bad way. Rather than being a means to survival, unity can now mean collective betterment. It can mean that rather than securing buoys to keep the ship afloat, we can plant and maintain lush medians. Montecito is already a “world-class destination,” draw ing visitors from around the globe, but improvements along CVR could help it live up to the feeling associated with its name and reputation; this was a senti ment directly expressed by Jeff Harding as he spoke on the Community Benefit Improvement District (CBID).
The last few years have been difficult. Natural disasters and the COVID-19 Pandemic have affected every business owner’s experience on Coast Village Road. But, above this pain, unity through
he businesses that run up and down Coast Village Road (CVR) make up a neighborhood brim ming with pride. There are old, fabled institutions like Lucky’s, generational property owners à la Jeff Harding, and small business owners who took leaps of faith and ended up with dreamy store fronts such as the folks at Whiskey & Leather. The journeys and inspirations that have created the refined patchwork of businesses along this Montecito strip are diverse, but they share a unique one ness. Any number of owners could give you a precise and energetic account of how they nabbed the perfect location, or, for the older shops, how they have absorbed years of love from a community of smiling, sun-kissed faces. This is their home. They are like residential home owners with natural proximity disputes. Yet, instead of trees growing over fences with leaves in the pool, CVR has parklets growing into the street with fries falling on limited parking spaces.
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mains is $368,000, paid for by MSD reserves. “We’re replacing aged assets with new assets, which will have a new useful life. We’ve put thought into what is in the best interest of the District in the long run,” Rahrer said. The new sewer facility locations will minimize traffic impacts during routine maintenance and costs associated with future District repairs to the roundabouts’ infrastructure.
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Work will occur Monday through Thursday, from 9 am to 3 pm, and no lane closures will occur. Four flaggers will coordinate traffic through partial lane closures during working hours; all lanes will be open by 3 pm each working day, Swetek said. The first phase of the project will impact the northern portion of Olive Mill, while the second phase will impact N.ThisJameson.pre-project work is slated to be completed October 14. There will be a short break for a few weeks and then the pre-project construction will begin on the San Ysidro Road intersection, in prepa ration for the roundabout construction to begin next spring. That pre-project construction will also include relocat ing the sewer main. “We want to get this pre-project construction done now, even though the roundabout construc tion at San Ysidro doesn’t begin until the spring,” Rahrer said.
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tarting next Monday, September 26, and for the following three weeks, drivers in Montecito will experience significant delay at the Olive Mill/Coast Village/N. Jameson inter section, as Montecito Sanitary District (MSD) works to relocate 90 feet of sewer main in preparation of the upcoming roundabout at the area. The project also includes manhole installations, manhole modifications, grade adjustments, and abandonment and/or removal of sewer mains, manholes, and vaults. “This is not part of the 101 project, this is pre-project utility work in preparation for the roundabout,” said MSD General Manager Bradley Rahrer Rahrer and MSD Engineering Manager Bryce Swetek tell us Tierra Contracting won the bid on the project, and will begin work next Monday. This week, messaging boards will be put in place at each arm of the intersection, warning drivers of the upcoming construction.
“Drivers should expect significant delays, and we encourage them to find alternate routes,” Swetek said.
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For questions about the pre-project utility work, contact Bryce Swetek at (805)The883-6872.tworoundabouts are parallel projects to the 101 widening through Montecito. The Olive Mill roundabout will begin construction in November, and consists of reconfiguring the cur rent six-legged intersection at Olive Mill Road, Coast Village Road, North Jameson Lane, Highway 101 north bound off-ramp, and Highway 101
Messaging boards are already on Coast Village Road, suggesting that drivers use alternate routes begin ning next week
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Early Wednesday morning on September 14, 2022, about 4 am, I was awakened by a loud crying noise. I thought my neighbor’s dog was being attacked by a coyote or raccoon.
were okay, as they were protected by an electricWhenfence.thesun came out, I took a good look. Close to the chicken pen there’s a wood fence at the edge of our property – the fence had collapsed. On the other side of the yard, part of a fence was com pletelyApparently,down. the bear came by my chicken coop, but being unable to get the birds, it continued a few hundred feet to our neighbor’s chicken enclo sure, which seemed like Fort Knox for chickens. That structure is now in ruins. The good news is that three of the hens survived, and not having a safe home to return to, they are being sheltered in my coop.
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I’ve lived in Montecito since 1974, and this is the first time I’m aware of a black bear being in the Cold Spring Road neighborhood.Mychickens have been safe from coy otes and raccoons, and hopefully the
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Instead, a bear had broken into the area housing their chickens. The chick ens had seemed quite secure being inside a chain link enclosure, with the same on top. The bear got on top of the enclo sure – its weight bent the reinforcing pole and collapsed the chain link. He pulled apart the chain link on the side in order to enter.
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soil is the foundation of American resilience and prosperity, but our farmland is highly degraded and losing topsoil 10 times faster than it is currently being replenished. This rap idly eroding soil costs those who raise our livestock and grow our food an esti mated $44 billion annually according to the USDA. As we fail to act, we suf fer the consequences: increased farmer debt and input costs; desertification of fertile soil; depletion and pollution of water sources; loss of biodiversity and food nutrition levels; and more impact from extreme weather events like floods and droughts. The good news is that regenerative agriculture rebuilds our soil and does so faster than we ever thought possible.
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A few minutes later I went outside to check on the welfare of my chickens. Near the chickens I heard the breaking of branches. Fortunately, the chickens
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The wooden chicken coop inside is also in ruins, as the bear pulled apart the back wood panels to get hold of the birds.
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Black bears aren’t usually a threat to humans. They tend to be skittish, and easily scared away. But those who have chickens or small animals need to take steps to protect them.
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Two chickens were killed. Then my neighbor came out and the bear ran off.
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This remarkable drop in price will undoubtedly remove the budget barriers that millions of hearing-challenged adults struggled with in the past.
5. Stop smoking: Research from the University of Manchester in the U.K. shows that smokers are 28 percent more likely to develop hearing loss than non-smokers. The risk would increase as the number of packs of cigarettes smoked increases.
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It is worth noting that the new FDA rule applies to the air-conduction devices mentioned above but does not extend to cochlear implants. These require a surgical procedure and are usually prescribed to patients with more severe hearing loss.
4. Get moving: Exercise increases the blood flow to the ear, and good blood flow is crucial to the health of the tiny hair cells in the inner ear. These are responsible for translating sound into electrical impulses for the brain to decode.
6. Turn down the volume: An estimated 26 million Americans have hearing loss caused by exposure to noise, so turn down the noise!
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I envision a journey through playrooms and school libraries across the country and around the world as eight-year-olds declare it their favorite book.
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Since its release, Rolle has been travel ing (mostly virtually) the U.S. for speak ing engagements and interviews, and did an in-person reading at the Texas Library Association in April. With it comes long due recognition of her dedicated work to raising awareness about the many issues surrounding the history of Juneteenth. While the book is cataloged for young children, it comes as no surprise that it reaches all ages dynamically.
Of the many interviews she has taken for this work, it is our great privilege to inter view her for the Montecito Journal:
In 2021, to everyone’s total surprise, Juneteenth was declared a national holiday. Free at Last suddenly was catapulted to unimaginable importance. Everyone associated with the book was excited, especially me – a poem I wrote 18 years ago had hit the jackpot.
What is your mission or wish for this poem going forward?
Does this book publication provide an avenue for literacy?
Q. Please take us through the birth and journey of this poem.
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I don’t have any particular goals for the poem itself. It has already far exceeded my vision and imagination for it when the poem started to become popular on the internet during the annual Juneteenth celebrations time. I was pleased that it was accessible to all people.
Rolle is a scheduled guest at the Santa Barbara Women’s Literary Voices event on October 11 at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, with Kya Mangrum, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English at Westmont College.
he poet, playwright, activist, and local elder for Santa Barbara County Black History, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, has released a new book titled Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem, illustrated by Alex Bostic, published by Sterling Books/Union Square Kids. This hardcover 10 x 10 inch 32-page poem/picture book tells the story of the end of slavery celebrated in Texas 1865. It has received numerous reviews including PBS, Publishers Weekly, Parents Magazine, School Library Journal, and The Root
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A. The poem was composed for the online AfriGeneas Magazine in 2004. It was based on research I had done in 1989 when the Santa Barbara Martin Luther King committee held a Juneteenth Celebration in Ortega Park. The AfriGeneas Juneteenth page remained on the internet and over the years I received requests for permission to reprint it in news paper columns, blogs, and the like. I always gave permission freely because it was my hope that the story of Juneteenth would reach people everywhere. It has been reprinted many times and ended up on resource lists for information about Juneteenth. It has been fea tured in our local Juneteenth SB celebrations each year.
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In years to come, it may be passed down through many generations.
In the summer of 2020, Sterling Books contacted me inquiring if I would be inter ested in my poem being published as an illustrated children’s book. I said yes and we embarked upon a two-year journey to get the book published.
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I have discovered that indeed it has traveled far and so my only goal for the poem is that it continues to travel and to be known and to be used by people as both an art and enhancement to understanding Juneteenth and understanding more about African Americans and our history in this country.
In 2020, I received a request from DHD Films in Dallas, Texas, to use my poem for a Juneteenth public service announcement. They further asked if I could send a voice recording of the poem and I did. DHD created a video, posted it on YouTube and to-date, “Free at Last” has racked up over 67,000 views. Here is the link: youtube.com/watch?v=zTPqsw7tl8Y
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Heidi Holly, Executive Director, announced at the event, “We have a major donor who will match funds raised from the Wine Down up to $25,000 and we anticipate reaching that goal to benefit the Life Enrichment Activity Program (LEAP). We are asking that the community take a ‘LEAP’ to sup port this with donations.”
Noted guests at the event were our own Lynda Millner and hus band Don Seth, Pat Forgey, John and Gloria McManus , Marisa Holly , Linda Yawitz , Sharon Kennedy, and Dana and Randall VanderMey
he Friendship Center Montecito held its annual wine event on Thursday, September 8 at the center’s outdoor patio area. Guests were greeted with an option to wear a mask made available at the reception desk. Ready with big smiles at the wine glass pickup area were Event Chair Kathy Marden and Co-Chair and Board Vice President Sue Adams. The event committee members
The evening included live music by Tony Ybarra and Marisa Pasquini, silent and live auctions, and wine samplings from Brander Winery, Buttonwood Family Winery, Fess Parker Winery, Folded Hills, HALL Family Wines, Kalyra Winery, Roblar Winery, Summerland Winery, Sunstone Winery, and Toretti Family Vineyard.
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Also, we are starting to see price drops, properties being withdrawn from mar ket, and other indicators that not every property is going to get their asking price. This is a time when pricing a home is key. Too high and it might sit. Too low and you might leave money on the table. And in our market that can mean leaving a million on the table by starting too low, or missing out on a bidding war if you price too high.
That said, area sales over the past few weeks just further prove that if a home is done, or near done, in a prime area, with some aspect of paradise (view, pool, privacy, style, etc…) then it’s likely to sell in the first week or two.
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That said, there are numerous homes still on the market that have been on the market for over a month, that for one reason or another have not found a new owner. Consider these listings in your search if you have not been able to find or afford your dream home. Sometimes the perfect $5 million home is actually a fixer priced at $3.4 million that just needs some imagination and $1.5 million thrown at her to blossom into that dream home that has been eluding you.
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So far in September, we have seen a whopping 14 sales in the first half of the month, and four of them over $10 million, a high of $36,000,000 paid for the estate at the corner of East Mountain Drive and Hot Springs Road (which has been in the news recently). There were also numerous sales over $5 million in both August and so far in September. The $7’s are hot still with multiple sales month-to-month in that price range. A few fixers, townhomes, smaller properties traded hands in the high $2’s to the high $3’s, million that is.
From where I sit, tracking sales and listings each week with a magnifying glass, it’s safe to say the market is still strong for done homes, new homes (a big sale on Oak Road in the Lower Village recently as case in point), basically homes that attract top income buyers. This demand for the best leaves a good number of older or fixer homes available on the market month over month that might be great opportunities.
he calendar may say that we are heading into fall, but the Montecito Real Estate market is not falling at all, not here in the 93108. It seems like full steam ahead for buyers looking to become part of this community. Taking a quick look back at August, there were only 12 sales reported in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), but there were a handful of off-market sales as well that don’t get the attention. As much as August seemed like a slowdown in sales vol ume, the last time I suggested things were slowing, the following month proved me wrong. September has done just that, besting August in just the first two weeks of the month.
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There are currently only a few properties in each price range to choose from in the 93108, as has been the case this past year. As of this writing, there are only 36 homes and condos on the market in the MLS and the lowest-priced listing in the Montecito area is $2,495,000 for a 2+2+ bonus room, 1,800+ square-foot home in the Coronada Circle development (shared pool, unified look to homes, an established community), where just 10 years ago, homes like this one traded
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The 2022 Charity Regatta, helmed by Co-Chairs SBYC Staff Commodore Francie Lufkin and Nick Sebastian, began with a mimosa-sprinkled buffet breakfast enjoyed by the guests with post-pandemic enthusiasm and ended with a BBQ dinner and after party, both accompanied by the music of David Felder’s band. Add to that a table full of enticing silent auction items! At mid-morning, emcee David Moorman began the Opening Ceremony by present ing SBYC Commodore Eli Parker, who welcomed the guests to SBYC’s 150th anniversary year and the newly renovated clubhouse. VNA Health’s new President and CEO Kieran Shah was then intro duced. “It is a privilege to share this day with Yacht Club members, friends, sup porters, and our VNA Staff, Volunteers, and Board, and it is so great to be together outdoors and on the water. Eli, Francie, Nick, and the Charity Regatta Committee have demonstrated the Yacht Club’s con tinued commitment to support the health and wellbeing of our community.”
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fter a week of sizzling hot weather followed by the remains of tropical storm Kay complete with Floridastyle humidity, the Santa Barbara Yacht Club (SBYC) community gathered to raise funds in support of VNA Health’s mis sion of caring with compassion. The 18th Annual Charity Regatta took place on Saturday, September 10, 2022, celebrating both VNA’s 120-year history of compas sionate caring, as well as the Santa Barbara Yacht Club’s 150th Anniversary! In full cel ebratory mood and a newly renovated club house, the club was in Bristol Condition to host one of Santa Barbara’s most important charity events of the year.
The first Charity Regatta was held in 2005 with 35 boats participating to raise $50,000. The success and popularity of the event attracted nearly double the num ber of participants the following year. The Regatta continued to expand and grow into the all-day immersive experi ence that it is today. Sadly, the event had to be shelved for two years as a result of the Coronavirus restrictions, however the COVID restraints didn’t stop SBYC members from successfully raising funds without an in-person bash during 202021. The generosity of the Santa Barbara community shone through the dark clouds of the global pandemic allowing
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Hattie Beresford has been writing a local history column for the Montecito Journal for more than a decade and is the author of several books on Santa Barbara’s historic past
Riso Rivo, Charles Frederick Eaton’s idyllic estate on Cold Spring Road offered a wisteria covered house and acres of landscape for movie moguls (Courtesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum)
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James Waldron Gillespie’s estate was extremely popular with the movie companies (Courtesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum)
Green, who is also the author of the Way Back When series of books and MESApedia will be speaking about her latest book, Movies & MillionDollar Mansions, at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum on September 28 at 5:30 pm. Reservations required and available online on the muse um’s website or by calling (805) 9661601. Green’s book is available at local bookstores, through Amazon.com, and at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, which has signed copies. Visit sbhistorical.org/historyhappyhour for tickets and more information.
“I Wanna Be in Pictures”
businesses of Montecito for their movies. Sycamore Canyon substituted for the forests of Canada in “Alice of Hudson Bay,” and, writes Green, “Miramar Beach represented Miramar Beach in one of the few movies where Montecito represented Montecito in ‘Wife Wanted.’”
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Fischer’s first Montecito film for the Santa Barbara-based company was “The Dream Ship,” a historical drama in one reel directed by Harry Pollard. It was filmed in the exotic Persian water gardens of James Waldron Gillespie’s El Fureidîs Her last was “Jilted Janet” in 1918, which was filmed at the original Bellosguardo built by Eleanor and William Miller Graham on the property overlooking today’s Bird Refuge. (That year, due to anti-German sentiments because of WWI, she changed the spelling of her name to Fisher.)
he town is awash with the news that Betsy Green, local historian and author, has published a book about the “pictures” that were filmed at some of Montecito’s most notable estates. Betsy, a transplant from the Chicago area and former staff editor of World Book Encyclopedia, has written an encyclopedia of moviemaking in Montecito during the first two decades of the twentieth century. Many of these movies were made by Santa Barbara’s own Flying A Studios (American Film Manufacturing Company), whose studios at State and Mission streets cranked out nearly 1,000 films before closing.
Flying A did not have exclusive rights to Montecito, however, and 20 other film companies trekked up from Los Angeles and Hollywood to take advantage of the “sets” provided by Montecito’s estates. According to Green, over 60 silent movies were filmed in Montecito between 1911 and 1928.
Among those locals who wanted to be in pictures was the winsome and beautiful Vivian Rich, who had studied as a stage actress and appeared in many Montecitoset movies. She was often paired with “hunky-heart throb” Jack Warren Kerrigan. Another Flying A star who jumped off the stage was Margarita Fischer. At Flying A Studios, she became known as the “American Beauty” of the screen.
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Larry treasured his long career where he assisted his clients in growing their investment portfolios. His first post-col lege job from 1964 to 1966 was as a proj ect consultant for Economic Research Associates where he helped conduct a feasibility study for a potential theme park in Orlando, Florida for Walt Disney Productions. In 1966, he began his investment counsel career working for Channing Management Corporation. In 1974, he was hired by Kidder, Peabody, & Co, and in 1976 he helped form a new wholly-owned investment advisory subsidiary of Kidder. This subsidiary was called Webster Management Corporation, and Larry became its chairman and CEO in 1978. From Los Angeles, he ran the New York City-headquartered Webster Management until 1985. In 1985, Larry founded his own investment manage ment firm, Lawrence Kelly & Associates,
Always full of energy and possessed of a positive spirit, Natalie was involved in numerous civic and charitable activ ities and was particularly devoted to her Jewish faith, and to music, litera ture, and the arts throughout her life in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. In Santa Barbara, Natalie served for years on the Santa Barbara Arts Council. She was a founding member of the Santa Barbara Literary Society and served on the Board of Directors and numerous board com mittees including the Santa Barbara Symphony and on the Advisory Board of the Hillel Foundation of UCSB. She and Raymond were active partici pants and supporters of Santa Barbara’s
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Larry was attached at the hip to his beloved wife Jan, and they only grew closer over time. Their house was always filled with joy, laughter, and at least one Labrador Retriever. Larry was a faithful Catholic who loved life and put his trust in God.
Natalie was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Raymond, her three brothers, her brother-in-law, and three sisters-in-law. She is survived by her daughter, Bette, son, Toby , and his wife Rosalind and her grandchildren Marshall and Marissa, numerous nieces and neph ews, one sister-in-law, and 45 “cour tesy” daughters and 7 “courtesy” sons (who were her numerous younger friends achieving the status of “cour tesy” daughter or son), as well as many friends, family, and loved ones.
Natalie Salter Myerson (Mrs. Raymond King Myerson) IN PASSING
Larry and Jan lived in Pasadena for 52 years and enjoyed spending signif icant time with family and friends in Laguna Beach and Montecito over the years. Larry’s interests didn’t wane after his retirement. He was an avid Trojans football fan who would never miss a game, unless USC was down by two touchdowns in the first half when he’d promptly turn off the TV, of course. He was a Western aficionado who devoured every book the western author Louis L’Amour wrote. You’d be hard-pressed to find an older John Wayne or Clint Eastwood movie that he didn’t relish.
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Funeral services honoring the life of Lawrence Kelly will be held, and family and friends are invited to attend. Please contact the family for details. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in memory of Lawrence Kelly to sup port cancer research and patient care at USC Norris, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Suite 8302, Los Angeles, CA 90089.
Congregation B’nai Brith, the AntiDefamation League of B’nai Brith, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Natalie was frequently hon ored. She was honored by the National Women’s Committee of Brandeis, UCSB Chapter, as Woman of the Year in 1998. She and Raymond were honorees at the Anti-Defamation League annual dinner in 2001. Natalie was named a Woman of Valor by the Women’s Division of the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation in 2009. She was the first honoree of the Center for Successful Aging in 2014. She and Raymond (posthumously) were honored at the Leadership Circles Dinner of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History in 2019.
where he worked for the next 28 years until his partial retirement in 2013. With his own firm, he could more easily zero in on his passion for assisting clients – many of whom began with Larry in the 1970s –in achieving their investment aims. Even after his partial retirement, he stayed engaged in helping a handful of clients over the last several years.
Larry was so caring and generous throughout his entire life. This was shown time and again in his steadfast loyalty to family, friends, employees, clients, and all those who he made a good connection with. Larry absolutely loved bonding over a nice meal. He enjoyed a range of pursuits that included fly-fishing, golf, hunting, tennis, skiing, woodworking, traveling, and dominoes. Larry would never pass up tak ing the grandkids for a Wild Toad Ride in his golf cart after a dinner. He had a largerthan-life presence and a confident smile that would brighten up any room. He was a gentleman who brought little touches of class to situations, such as remembering the name of a driver who had helped him, or always signing a document with his trusted Montblanc pen that he never misplaced.
atalie Myerson passed away peacefully at her home in Santa Barbara on September 19, 2022. She was 102.
Born Natalie Salter in Chelsea, Massachusetts, she grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts with her parents and three older brothers. The Salter family often summered at a family home on Cape Cod. Natalie graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland in 1941 as an English major, as she frequently reminded her children. Returning to her parents’ home in Brookline fol lowing college, she met a handsome young naval officer, Raymond Myerson, who was in officer training school in Boston as part of his naval service in World War II. They married in 1943 and enjoyed 63 years of wonder ful marriage until Raymond’s passing in 2006. Following the end of World War II, when Raymond returned from naval service, Natalie and Raymond moved from Boston to Chicago, where Raymond had grown up and his familyLivingresided.firstin Chicago, where daugh ter, Bette, and son, Toby, were born, Natalie and Raymond later moved to Highland Park, a northern suburb of Chicago on Lake Michigan. There they lived until 1964 when Natalie and Raymond, along with son, Toby, moved to Brentwood, a suburb of Los Angeles. While Natalie, Raymond, and Toby went West to Los Angeles, daugh ter Bette went East to attend Wellesley College. Natalie and Raymond lived in Brentwood and then Century City in Los Angeles until 1973, when they moved to Santa Barbara. Natalie often remarked on the wonderful gift of being able to live with Raymond in beautiful Santa Barbara, where she resided for 49 years.
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Larry was born to Gerald and Sally Kelly in Long Beach, California in 1942. He overcame polio at a young age and approached his adolescence in Southern California with a zest in playing football, running track, and surfing the North Shore waves of Oahu by his college years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in 1964. The grand adventure of his life accelerated in 1968, the magical year for him upon meeting the confidante and love of his life, Jan Kelly. Larry and Jan were married 54 years and had three children, Greg, Scott, and Debbie
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Larry Kelly was preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Sally. He is sur vived by his wife, Jan; his children, Greg, Scott, and Debbie; his daughter-in-law, Sara; his grandchildren, Logan, Sawyer, and Quincy; his siblings, Doug and Pat; and his dog, Alani
awrence (Larry) Wayne Kelly passed away surrounded by family at the age of 80 at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles on August 31, 2022. Larry courageously battled serious med ical issues over the past year, and his tremendous light and spirit lives on for all who knew him.
To cartoonists, Heaven always has a haloed Saint Peter at the gate, deciding, of the various applicants, whom to admit. But the same kind of subject matter has, of course, been treated much more seriously by such literary super-heroes as Dante Alighieri (whose guide to “Paradiso” in the last part of his Divine Comedy is Beatrice, his imagined, almost mythical, real-life girlfriend) and John Milton, with his Paradise Lost, and Paradise Regained. So “Paradise” is another name for Heaven. The word can be traced to numerous Middle Eastern languages, where it had various meanings connoting an enclosure or “garden.” It is this that leads us into the Book of Genesis, and its concept of a “Garden of Eden,” where, at first, it was all Heavenly, until something happened to spoil everything.
Of course, San Francisco is not the only place that can be poetically equated with Heaven. The same might be said, by many people, about Santa Barbara, or Montecito. But I don’t think New York or London could quite fit into that category. Paris would do, during its rel atively peaceful periods, which seem to come and go. One of the saddest songs I know was written by an American, Jerome Kern, just after France fell to the Nazis in 1940. It was called “The Last Time I Saw Paris,” and is full of nostalgic reminiscences about how Paris used to be, but concludes with the sorrowful thought, that:
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This potential complication became an afterthought within minutes. EXOH immediately zoomed from $10 to $15 and bounced between $15 and $20 for the remainder of the trading day. I watched for hours, my eyes glued to tiny upticks and downticks, volume waxing and waning. Each time the stock drifted down to $15, a new buy order would arrive on the scene – typically for 100 shares – to buffer the downward trend.
As a professional writer of epigrams – (though hardly in the literary class of a Robert Browning) – I find the same Heavenly subject often referred to in my own works. Indeed, one of the most popu lar lines I ever wrote – at least, in the region where I happened to be living at the time when I wrote it, was the one that says:
I had no idea what to say or what this meant, but I was not going to ask for a third time. “Is that unique in your experience?”
“I mean, nobody initiated an order through my desk. It was a handful of – I don’t know, hedge funds maybe – in the Cayman Islands trading with a couple of domestic desks in Hong Kong.”
I made sure to be online at 6:30 am – California time – when the re-tick ered EXOH returned to the list of actively traded stocks. Much emphasis is placed on the first day’s trading outcome, but I knew that it was the longterm that mattered. Still, optics were important; Cyrus’s job would only get harder if the stock closed the day under its $10 offering price.
ake a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” With ExOH now trading once again, the solid stock price and Cyrus’s urgency with matters is not bringing Hollis any comfort. Chapter 19 is available online at montecitojournal.net and the QR code below.
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“What… what do you mean?”
“Just Molly and me –
And baby makes three –We’re happy in My Blue Heaven.”
This quotation, from Robert Browning’s long poem, “Andrea del Sarto,” may be all anybody remembers of that work (if any of it is remembered at all). But the idea itself is certainly worth thinking about. Whether or not you truly believe in a life after life, the concept certainly has its appeal – suggesting that, if you didn’t get what you wanted this time, there may still be some more satisfying outcome waiting for you, next time around.
But, speaking of songs, there are any number of romantic melodies compar ing the state of being in love with that of being in Heaven. To cite just a few: “Heaven, I’m in Heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak… When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek.”
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“I didn’t do a thing,” he told me.
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He laughed. “All the trading was offshore.”
Another laugh. “Never in my career has a Pink Sheets stock traded like that.”
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“No matter how they change her, I’ll remember her that way.”
“A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread – and ThouBeside me singing in the Wilderness –Ah, Wilderness were Paradise enow!”
The word “enow” is an archaic form of “enough,” which, I suppose, Fitzgerald chose to use for the sake of the rhyme. I can also accept the tree, the jug, the loaf, the implied passion, and even the Wilderness – but, for the Book of Verses, why not a Book of Brilliant Thoughts?
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When the trading day ended with our stock at $19.57, I called our lead broker at Humphrey Brothers to thank him for the market-making support.
Then there was:
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A much more pleasant connection can be made with the work of the Medieval Persian poet Omar Khayyam, which was almost unknown in the West until, in 1859, some of it was translated by the English writer, Edward Fitzgerald. Among its best-known lines, with their own mem orable conception of Paradise, are these:
“There may be no Heaven anywhere, But somewhere there is a San Francisco.”
I thanked him again – despite his insistence that he had been a bystander – and hung up.
We might learn from this to be careful how we name places. Remember the Northern California town of Paradise, so-called since its founding in 1868, which, only a few years ago, was utter ly devastated by the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history. Despite this irony, I haven’t heard of any serious proposals to change the name of that town’s remnants.
That expression still circulates in many media, including even the ceiling of a hotel room which looks out on the Golden Gate. But its most enduring form has been the original one, which was the Postcard, a medium on which all my work first appeared. There is, in fact, one bookstore in Berkeley which still orders them in the hundreds.
h, but a man’s reach must exceed his grasp – or what’s a Heaven for?”
Once again, I was over my skis, embarrassed by what I did not know. “What do you mean?” I reluctantly repeated.
White Buffalo is now producing food items from their groundbreaking work at the Jalama Canyon Ranch
White Buffalo Land Trust’s enterprise partners are also bringing the bounty of the Jalama land into the marketplace, as beef cattle raised at the canyon ranch this winter and spring are now available under the label of Richard’s Grassfed Beef, one of the only verified regenerative brands in the world.
White Buffalo Land Trust Steve Finkel, Founder and President Ana Smith, Director of Programs and
But you don’t have to be a one-percen ter, nor occupy even close to a top tier of the population in terms of assets and income to help out. Nor do you even have to be a philanthropist at all, or even fully understand the intricacies of the work taking place at Jalama Canyon Ranch to help support White Buffalo efforts in a small but significant way.
egenerative agriculture has the potential to provide meaningful work and living wages to farm ers while feeding millions of people, sequestering large amounts of atmo spheric carbon into the soil, building our freshwater resources, and improv ing wildlife habitat. Despite launching its tiny, 12-acre farm as a proving ground and site for community demon stration, learning, and teaching about regenerative agriculture principles, practices, and techniques in 2019, plus securing the 1,000-acre Jalama Canyon Ranch south of Lompoc less than 18 months ago, White Buffalo Land Trust (WBLT) has forged into the forefront as a rapidly emerging leader in the field – delivering real impact through their four “fields” of focus: direct land stewardship, education and training, scientific research, and enterprise.
greatly increase climate health, human health, and soil health,” explained Steve Finkel, a former wildlife documentarian and investment advisor who found ed and named White Buffalo Land Trust in honor of his late wife, Lyndsey McMorrow, who had taken care of two white buffalo given to her by the Oglala LakotaWBLTtribe.introduces new regenerative principles and practices while engag ing innovative, sophisticated moni toring systems for each of the five primary agricultural systems on the ranch – including orchards and vine yards, grassland pastures, oak wood lands, coastal sage scrub, and connect ing riparian corridors – eco-types that make up most of Central California and the Mediterranean world.
“Grapes that we grew this year were turned into wine, helping spread the word to that community about regen erative viticulture,” Finkel said. “That’s just a few of the tangible impacts that have been meaningful in barely a year at the ranch.”
The beef biltong comes in the flavors, Original or Spiced, and is available locally at some of Montecito’s favorite spots
In the 2021 Giving List book that was published last November, White Buffalo Land Trust had a significant official “appeal” in its presentation to the read ership of self-selected philanthropists: Raising $10 million over three years to rapidly expand their work at the ranch to continue catalyzing the transition of our food systems for long-term health, sus tainability, and climate stability through all of their programs.
directly address the climate, biodiver sity, public health, and food security challenges we face today in a fully sus tainable“We’reway.ina
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The result is a working agricultural space that also serves as a learning labora tory, Finkel said.
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“Obviously the best way to support us is through donations, which helps make our education and training programs possible,” said Smith. “But purchasing our food brand, Figure Ate foods, that we’ve developed in the marketplace, proves the regenerative principles and practices on the ground and on the shelves. And we definitely have a desire and a need for our community to engage in our Field Day tours and join us for other events to get to meet our team. It’s a great way to see firsthand what we’re doing and learn more about what’s hap pening on the ground.”
really unique position in having the opportunity to steward this 1,000-acre ranch with our mission of demonstrating how the principles and practices of regenerative agriculture can
“In essence we’re also creating a class room for educating and raising the eco logical literacy of our community, and technically training current and aspiring land stewards, farmers, and ranchers,” he said. “All of that then creates a bounty that goes out in the marketplace.”
That would be by purchasing the food items produced by regenerative farm ing under their Figure Ate Foods brand (figureatefoods.com). On the shelves so far is a naturally fermented Persimmon Vinegar – a superfood offering support for a healthy heart, liver, skin, and gut –and a regeneratively sourced beef biltong, in original or spiced varieties, that puts jerky to shame. Both are available locally at Pierre Lafond, Juice Ranch, Montecito Grocery, Field and Fort, or online, and all proceeds are returned to WBLT.
by Steven Libowitz
The Giving List
Unlike typical food systems, which often start with determining what peo ple ‘think’ they want and then cre ating them (however unsustainable) as quickly and cheaply as possible, WBLT begins by asking the question, “How can we help restore the eco system through agriculture?” Finkel
explained. “It’s about growing what the land needs. For the vinegar, persim mons are a perennial orchard that is really water efficient. When people buy our products, it’s a way we can try to stand on our own feet and not rely on philanthropy every day.”
If beef, wine, and vinegar aren’t your, ahem, cup of tea, even just visiting the ranch on designated days goes a long way toward spreading the word about the good work taking place on the 1,000-acre Jalama Ranch, said Ana Smith , the nonprofit’s Director of Programs and Engagement.
Not to mention, do yourself some good in the process.
The Jalama site demonstrates how we can restore the ecosystem through better agriculture practices – cows, people, and farming not necessarily being evil or damaging to the environment – and
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“You haven’t been eating well,” she suggested.
Yes, it was important, and, no, I was not sleeping well. “I’ll work on it,” I suggested.Shelooked at me skeptically. “You have to take care of yourself, Hollis. You’re too important to us.”
I swallowed a golf ball of discomfort. Two million was the biggest wire yet. Just typing in the numbers made my fingers shake. “What should I put on the memo line?”
“That was thrilling,” I interrupted. “I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen.”“Yes,” he repeated. “It was grand. Listen, I need an update on the balance of our Miramar bank account.” He sounded in a rush.
point out that bad nutrition and weight loss rarely go together, but, then again, I did not want to be talking about this at all. To talk was to invite scrutiny. I just wanted to go to sleep and wake up without the gnawing in my stomach. “But I am sure it will come back when things settle down.”
I looked at my loving wife, her face imploring me to let her help. But there was nothing she could do. The truth was I no longer trusted myself. My instincts – man’s survival sirens from the days when our ancestors were still cracking the code of fire – had proven wonky. I could not walk away from millions of dollars over a hunch, and most certainly not over my hunch. After all, I was in the fog, and from within, nothing was certain.
Our once-new routine was now our everyday routine: Cricket to Los Banõs for her Masters swim and me to MUS with the kids. Isabel and Trip no longer complained about the walk, and despite my defeated state of mind, I was grateful for the time with them.
“You Hollis Crawford?” the man said just as I inserted the key into the driver-side door. As lost as I was in my own head, I am sure I jumped like a frightened rabbit.
This made me smile despite my upset stomach. “Thank you, Cricket.” We both climbed into bed. “Is there anything I can do?” she asked.
Our house had a single-car driveway, so I always parked my car on the street in front of our three-foot-tall row of bushes; our miniature version of a hedge. I walked in a haze that morning, replaying Cricket’s questions and my evasive answers. I did not notice the black Mercedes S600 parked just across the street or the short, barrel-chested man leaning against its hood.
I looked at my mobile like it had sprouted horns. Why was he in such a rush? Perhaps the stress of the first day of trading had him under the gun. I tried to dismiss it, but the worry refused complete burial.
“It’s nothing,” I began, “I’m just–”
While this was true, my issues were not driven by choices between nutritious food and junk. It was not what I was eating, it was how it was settling. I wanted to say this, but saying it would only open a door I want ed kept closed. “I know. That’s probably it.”
“Oh God,” I said. “Of course. We are the only thing that I know for certain is good.”
“Awww,” she mocked. “Not good enough for you? Let me tell you, dad is over the moon! He is planning to call into Mad Money tomorrow to get Cramer’s take… whoever Cramer is.”
“Have you been sleeping well?” she asked. “Sleep is very important.”
“I didn’t want to bring it up in front of the kids,” Cricket said as we were turning down the bed, “but I saw Genevieve’s post on Instagram today. Holy cow, Hollis! That is amazing! The stock doubled!”
“No, Cricket,” I said. “It’s fine. It will all be just fine.”
It pained me not to share my amorphous concerns with Cricket, but it would have hurt more to see the look in her eyes when she realized – once again – that I was failing. If I let her see the cracks, I feared she would lose what remained of her faith. It was nutrition, it was sleep, it was stress – it was anything but a return of my demons of professional destruction.
Once home, I gathered my things from the gar-office and packed to meet Cyrus at his house to go over the state of ExOh and its plans. The fear and frustration I felt the prior evening was not gone, but I had to stop looking for what was wrong and find a way to make this work. ExOh’s stock continued to hover near $20 per share, which meant that the shares Cyrus promised me for my sweat equity were now worth two-million dollars; all I had to do was keep my nose down and my mouth shut long enough to cash them in. There was nothing more to discuss. I was the chief provider for my family, and this was my job, plain and simple.
“What?” he said.
I listed intercompany loan on the memo line and clicked submit. “It’s on its way,” I said. “Hey, it looks like you won that dinner party bet with Max“Great,Beau–”thanks,” he interrupted and hung up the phone.
“And I can tell that you’re carrying a lot of stress. It looks like you’ve lost some“Sevenweight.”pounds,” I said, patting my tummy as if I was proud. I wanted to
I turned my head left and right, looking for witnesses. The man had said all of three words, but I was instinctively leery. His accent was Eastern European; perhaps Russian. His hair was slicked back, and he wore a trench-length black leather coat. Though he was shorter than me, his manner was menacing. He flicked the cigarette he had been smoking into the street and did not bother crushing it. I thought to explain to him that Santa Barbara County remained in a drought and cigarette butts were a major fire risk. But he met my eyes and what I saw was Tommy DeVito, Joe Pesci’s character from Goodfellas, so, I kept my unsolicited opinion to myself.
By bedtime – between the gastrointestinal discomfort, the itchy pits, and the strange vibe from Cyrus – I had reached an internal tipping point. I needed to talk to Cricket; I wanted to talk to her. But I feared that giving voice to my uncertainties would make them real and they could not be real. I was walking the tightrope with no net; looking down was not an option.
“We have nine-million, six-hundred-twenty-two thousand in the account as of “Perfect,”today.” Cyrus said, pausing. “Wire two million to the Hong Kong bank account right away.”
“That’s the thing,” I groaned. “I don’t know. I just… I don’t feel good.”
“What a day!” I said, eager to celebrate the near doubling of EXOH’s price“Yes,”today.he said. “Hey, I–”
The next morning began without an obvious emotional hangover. Cricket inquired and I responded: “much better, thank you.”
And then there was my deepest, darkest fear, slowly gaining ground on all the others. What if I had not gotten this job despite my weaknesses but because of them? What if my ignorance and naivety were not hindrances to Cyrus’s grand plan but central elements of it?
I crossed my arms over my chest and scratched my itchy pits, then buried the heels of my hands in my eye sockets. “I don’t know, Cricket. I’m just not feeling well.”
I logged into the account to check the balance. Cyrus’s coastal fundrais ing trip had been far more successful than even he had anticipated. The four million in commitment letters turned into five-point-five million in cash and grew further when Max Beauregard followed up the morning after Cyrus’s dinner with an investment of an even one-million dollars.
That evening I barely ate dinner yet again, and the rash on my hands crawled to my armpits. Even Trip commented that my scratching made me look like a monkey. I felt like a monkey too.
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I began to dial Cyrus next, but mid-dial, I received Cyrus’s inbound call.
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“That’s terrific,” I said, faking a smile.
“Nearly doubled,” I corrected, ever the stickler.
She looked at me like I had grown horns.
She smiled, but her forehead registered her concern. “What is it?”
“What’s that face for?” she said, suggesting my fake smile was less than convincing. “Did you expect better?”
reeled. The biographical inconsistencies. The Hong Kong bank statements. The offshore trading. The lack of verifiable documenta tion. The fanciful press releases. The all-powerful Cyrus’s occasional bouts of panic. Each understandable in isolation, but when combined?
I am sure I slept at some point, but I cannot recall when. I checked the nightlight on my Timex Ironman at least fifty times, and it always seemed to be twenty minutes from the last time I checked.
“Uh, yeah,” I said, turning to eye this curious stranger. Sidewalks were non-existent on Montecito’s residential streets, and our non-vehicular traf fic was limited to joggers and bikers. It was strange to see anyone standing on any street that was not within walking distance of the beach.
“The note you put into the system indicating what the wire is for,” I explained.“Oh,right,” he said, talking even faster. “Uh, expenses or intercompany loan. Whatever, it doesn’t matter. Just put something in – whatever you want – and tell me when it’s done.”
“Uh, well, yes,” I stumbled. “I was on my way to his place just now.”
He approached me casually, hooking his left thumb into the waistband of his slacks to jack them up as his right hand tucked the butt end of his shirt in tight. “Very nice to meet you Mr. Crawford,” he said. “A lovely home you have here.” He looked around me as if seeing my tiny home for the first time, then stuck out his hand.
Without hesitation, I blurted the code, then admonished myself for being so quick to reveal secrets. I would not be the prisoner who bravely endured torture and confinement to safeguard what he knew, I concluded. I would be the one who asked for a pad and pen and drew my captors a map.
Cyrus entered with his head down, flipping pages of a stapled docu ment as he walked toward one of the cane armchairs opposite the sofa. Vlad quietly turned, clasping his hands in front of his genitalia, cocking his head to wait for recognition.
“It did not matter,” Vlad continued. “I moved on, tracking down your old friend Abdullah.”
Vlad smirked, “Whatever you say.”
“Abdullah was rather reluctant to divulge your location,” Vlad said. “It took a little…,” he paused and smiled, “persuading, before he told me you were in Montecito. Even still I had to stalk this man here,” Vlad pointed to me, “to find you in the flesh.”
I had no idea who Abdullah was, and, judging by the slightly paled expression on Cyrus’s face, I decided it was not a good time to ask.
I nodded, stepping aggressively past the coffee table at the price of an inch of skin from my shin. I did not acknowledge the pain or pause to inspect the wound. I was in motion, and I would not stop until I was beyond Cyrus’s gates, waiting for the Uber to take me home.
As always, Cyrus did not rush out to greet me. Vlad and I walked unaccompanied from the garage as if we lived there. As was Cyrus’s and my routine. I simply let myself in the front door – an extra wide stable door whose top half was open to ease my entry – and waited for Cyrus in the library room.
“We have business to discuss,” Vlad declared, leaning forward, elbows perched on knees.
He chuckled then went back to inspecting.
One corner of Vlad’s mouth raised subtly, but otherwise he did not move.Cyrus grabbed Vlad’s shoulders and kissed both cheeks. “It has been far too long, my friend. Come, come.” He motioned toward the sofa. “JoinVladus.”broke from his pose, moving slowly to the cane armchair opposite Cyrus; the three of us now forming an equilateral triangle. “You’re a hard man to find, Cyrus Wimby,” Vlad said.
“You’ll manage,” Vlad said, hopping out of his side.
“My name is Vlad.”
I wanted to know his last name, but not badly enough to argue with him. “Ok. Well, nice to meet you, Vlad. How do you know my name?”
“Just Vlad,” he said, smiling. “That’s all that is important.”
Just before sitting, Cyrus tossed the document on the coffee table and finally looked up, sweeping his view from bug-eyed me on the couch to sinister-looking Vlad in the leather trench coat.
“No,” Vlad said; Cyrus did not appear to be offering any to me, so I stayed silent, hoping to be forgotten.
“Nonsense,” Cyrus said. “Here I am.”
I shook his hand, doubting that I had blinked since he said my name. “Uh, thank you,” I said. “And you are?”
“Indeed, we do,” Cyrus said. “Tea? Coffee?”
Cyrus forced a smile. “I will call you an Uber, my friend.” He picked up his phone and punched away.
Vlad smiled. “That is your choice.”
“Tomorrow,” Cyrus said. “Here. Same time.”
“You don’t know?” I asked.
“Directions, please,” Vlad said.
Also part of the routine: Cyrus kept me waiting. I sat on the sofa, ner vously perched on the edge of a cushion, tapping my foot, and checking my watch. Three, five, ten minutes rolled by. Vlad walked around the room, pulling volumes from the shelves, occasionally cracking the spines to inspect their interiors.
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Cyrus nodded, his expression serious. “Yes. Landon died in a surfing accident. Tragic mishap, really.”
I heard the click clack of Cyrus’s leather soled shoes on Spanish tile and knew the answers would be coming soon, shifting myself even further to the edge of the sofa cushion in anticipation.
I started him on the way, advising to turn left here and right there. The drive was a hair longer than our walk to MUS and was completed in five minutes. He pulled up to the keypad that guarded the security gates. “Code?” he asked.
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“Are you planning to see Cyrus today?” he asked.
Vlad just laughed, inching closer to the area where the three gleam ing Porches were normally parked. Just one today: Cyrus’s 911 Carrera. Vlad pulled perpendicular to the back end of the 911, forming a T that hemmed the car in. I could open the passenger side door only a foot wide, barely enough to squeeze through. “Could you give me a little more room?” I asked.
“You think he’s read any of these?” Vlad asked.
“My friend!” Cyrus said, throwing his arms wide and moving quickly to embrace Vlad.
I leaned forward waiting for Cyrus to object, ready to do it myself if he did not. I saw Landon’s body, after all; he died in the surf. But Cyrus said nothing, and in the face of his silence, I could not summon my own voice.
“Well, I wasn’t intending to be hard to find.” Cyrus said, turning to look at me. “And I’m glad my right-hand man, Hollis here, could lead you straight to me.” He smiled as affectionally as ever, but I felt frigid under his gaze.
A mixture of fear and confusion caused my brain to cramp. “Who?” I asked. He smiled. “Cyrus Wimby, of course.”
“If I knew, why would I be bothering with you,” he said, smiling wide enough for me to see the flash of gold on a back molar.
Cyrus pinched his chin with those skeletal fingers and let his eyes drift into space. “On second thought,” he said, “I do not think we need Hollis for this discussion.”
Cyrus swallowed but said nothing.
I cocked my head. “Cyrus lived in Italy?” I asked. “He never mentioned that to me.”
I should have told him to follow me, but I did not. Like a sheep to slaughter, I walked to his passenger door and got in his car. I cannot recall how many times I have watched scary movies, wishing the character in distress would resist or run; anything but quietly acquiescing. Yet, in that moment, I did exactly as they had done, assuming – as those fictional idiots had – that if I were agreeable, I would not be hurt.
As the gates opened in response to the code, I surveyed the area look ing for security cameras. Surely Cyrus had them, and if he did, he would know it was not me driving this sparkling Mercedes. But I never saw a camera.“Beautiful,” Vlad said as he pulled through the gates. “Reminds me of the place he had in Tuscany.”
“Oh. Oh right, of course.”
Cyrus would get no argument from me; I wanted out of there like a rat wants out of a python’s terrarium, but there was one small problem. “I, uh, rode here with Vlad,” I squeaked.
Vlad leaned back in his chair. I caught his eye, and he gave me a slight wink.“On its way,” Cyrus declared. “If you do not mind, wait beyond the gates. I’ll buzz you out now.”
“I insist,” he said, grabbing my elbow tightly enough that I knew I was indeed coming with him.
Up to this moment, I had operated on autopilot, but as we waited, ratio nal thoughts and questions returned to my brain. What the hell were we doing here? What was going to happen when Cyrus finally showed up to his own meeting in his own home? I was nervous, but should I be scared?
Vlad shook his head, no. “I started with Landon, only to learn that he is no longer with this world.”
I shook my head, no. All I could think of was my mother warning me not to get into the cars of strange men, and if I had ever met a stranger man, I could not recall him. “I’m fine,” I said.
I did not mind in the least. Without further delay, I stood. “Nice to meet you, Vlad,” I said, offering a quick bow. “Cyrus, we’ll talk later.”
“Ah,” he said, “excellent question.” He removed his pack of cigarettes and tapped one out, offering it to me. I raised a hand. He took the cig arette for himself, then fished a zippo from his jacket pocket and took a drag deep enough to suck the lit end down one-half inch. “We have a common business partner.”
I fashioned my seatbelt – because God forbid I get in a car accident on the way to my murder – and waited.
“Fantastic,” he said. “I will drive you.”
“I… I assume so,” I stuttered.
Why is Beautification So Easy to Talk About?
The parameters that created the CBID supply important context. The district is divided into two benefit zones, which derived costs from a mixture of size and location. The separation into two zones is recognition that not all businesses will reap benefits equally, but it is different from the impossibility of all owners get ting exactly their “money’s worth.”
Unanimously, beautifica tion is seen as a worthwhile investment with a large payoff. Leonard Schwartz of Lucky’s Steakhouse ref erenced many iconic SoCal hotspots, highlighting their ability to maintain greenery as vital to their draw. He pointed out that landscaping “as you go to Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Los Angeles is impres sive in large, beautiful medians.” Given the draw and wealth of Montecito, he feels CVR could do better. Schwartz com pared Montecito to Andy Griffith’s Mayberry, refer encing the small, commu nity feel... He also argued Montecito could compete with the likes of Santa Monica. CBID funds could allow these seemingly conflicting ideas to Abovecoexist.all, Kevin Frank of K. Frank prioritizes improving his community’s
crossroads on CVR: “I’ve always been impressed with how well most of the shops take care of their personal space. It’s just the center divider and public spaces that could use help.” Business owners and employees take care of their shops to draw customers in, taking per sonal pride. But this is also a form of community pride, showing commitment to aesthetics of the whole street.
The initial CBID budget is nearly $300,000. Though median improvement became a neighborhood rallying point, the CBID highlights many other changes such as general beautification, increased sidewalk cleanings, safety/security, mar keting, parking woes, and even event planning/decorations. Understandably, each business also has individuals hopes, desires, complaints, and visions.
are also quite open to drought-friend ly, native plant life; native plant life makes median improvement forward thinking, but some qualified their use: Drought-friendly is beautiful “when done right.”
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If all goes smoothly, the CBID will continue to bring in more money to complete projects for years, but this only occurs if most “stakeholders” recog nize satisfactory results. Talking to these
CBID goals can be divided into two categories: local neighborhood issues and world-class destination issues. As Schwartz astutely discussed, Montecito can uniquely be both Mayberry and Santa Monica, and the two worlds inevitably cross in the CBID. Work for the median, new plant life, and street cleanings make the neighbor hood visually appealing – this propels CVR toward world-class status and has wideMostsupport.investments that will make
“stakeholders” sheds light on some greater expecta tions.
There’s also been a call for more security and better pedestrian/bike paths and signage
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No business owner or speaker dis approved of improving the medians and increased vegetation, though some highlighted it more than oth ers. Restaurants, retailers, and pro fessional groups alike agreed. They also heavily agree that taking care of these new elements and making sure they remain beautiful is just as important as their implementation. For businesspeople with long histo ries on CVR this was especially true. Past changes have lacked an edge of permanence. On that note, businesses
natural beauty. He can envision a good combination of water saving, native plant life with floral greeneries speckled in; “I think my goal is for it to look lush, attractive and mature, and that can be done in both ways.” Kevin believes that median improvement is compounding –as things look nicer, more can be posted on social media and events will be more enticing – thus it would effectively kick start the CBID.
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First of all, free will is our birthright.
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The book was designed for ages four through eight. I am pleased that so many par ents, grandparents, aunties, and uncles have reported to me that their young people are devouring the book. I believe that the poetry format, the rhythm and, as import ant, the illustrations, make it very desirable. For new readers, the style and theme can increase their historical knowledge and their cultural competency. It can also bolster their cultural pride and personal identity as well as their emotional well-being.
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I call myself a professional class room guest. I am hopeful that teach ers in our area will continue to invite me to interact with their students. I am available to discuss the book, Free at Last, my poetry in general, and other topics.
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Juneteenth is an important national holiday about which many are just becoming aware. It certainly must be included in our curriculums.
One of the most important aspects of this book that I haven’t been able to talk about is the Author’s Note at the end. The Author’s Note is written for teachers and other adults who most likely would be reading this book to children for whom it was designed. This note briefly touches on my 30+ year history with Juneteenth and the history surrounding Juneteenth itself. I also would like to draw attention to the magnificent illustrations by Alex Bostic. [Alex Bostic began his career as a studio artist, working in Los Angeles and New York City. He lives in Mississippi and is an associate professor of art at Mississippi State University.] I am so fortunate that the publishers engaged him for this project. His tableaus are perfectly compatible with the text and in fact, deepens our understanding of each lyrical verse.
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle is a poet, playwright, and an environmental educator. She was the Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara 2015-2017
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The poem, and now illustrated children’s book, Free at Last, has helped spread the story of Juneteenth for 18 years (courtesy of the publisher)
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When the pandemic began, I was in the process of creating a trilogy of poems concerned with school shootings and with the phenomena of crimes against children. That series has remained on my front burner and I am hoping to have some public production of it.
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In an interview with the Sacramento Observer June 2022, you said, “…all people want to be free.” Please expound on this.
Secondly, notwithstanding the guidance that we receive throughout our formative years, every person should be able to think what we want to think, say what we want to say, go where we want to go, live how we want to live, and do what we want to do. I recognize we need rules and guidelines that govern our coexistence with other human beings. However, we can decide for ourselves how we participate in our society.
My publishing company, Sterling Books/Union Square Kids, has done extensive marketing to schools and libraries across the country. I trust that the tremendous publicity around the book has reached our local educators.
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In the meantime, I also wrote a poem, “I Stand to Keep Hope Alive” inspired by the last directive of Congressman John Lewis which is ‘never lose that sense of hope.’ That poem has been produced as a poster and I plan to make it widely available.
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“As Mesa Burger looks to the future,
The under passing has been closed entirely since December 2021, which has allowed for the construction of walls and stairways compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Construction activities also included electrical work, landscaping, irrigation, and the instal lation of fences, gates, and railings. The railroad crossing at the south side of the undercrossing includes a new walkway. Handrails and crossing arms with visual and audio signals were also installed. The project cost $3.7M to complete.
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we are very excited to see what lies ahead for our desired continued expansion. In the meantime, and always, we great ly appreciate your continued support of our Mesa and Goleta locations,” Chiarappa said. For more information, visit mesaburger.com.
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Mesa Burger on Coast Village Road is closed for business permanently, after two years in business
New lighted messaging boards are at the Olive Mill and Coast Village Road intersection, noting the pre-project construction that is taking place beginning next week. The project is to relocate 90 feet of Montecito Sanitary District sewer main.
The pedestrian under crossing at Butterfly Lane is set to reopen later this week, according to Caltrans
The burger joint opened in July 2020, during a time when indoor dining was restricted due to the pandemic. The orig inal Mesa Burger, located on Meigs Road on the Mesa, was opened in 2016 by Chiarappa and celebrity chef Cat Cora, who was the driving culinary force behind the quick casual-yet-gourmet menu. The restaurant offers an array of gourmet burg ers served on locally-made brioche buns, finished with scratch-made sauces and all the accoutrements, as well as salad and a kids’ menu. The Coast Village location, which was the former home of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, was in the works over a year.
Mesa Burger owner Chris Chiarappa confirms that his Montecito location on Coast Village Road is permanently closed. “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we are announcing the per manent closure of our Montecito loca tion. We will be forever grateful to all our wonderful guests and the entire Montecito community for their gracious support. We will miss you!” Chiarappa said in a statement.
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southbound on-ramp to a single-lane roundabout. The project will include pedestrian refuge islands, sidewalks, street lighting, signage, crosswalks, landscaping, and drainage facilities. All improvements are slated to be accom modated within existing Caltrans, City, and County right-of-way. The round about will be completed late next spring or early Constructionsummer.will begin on the San Ysidro roundabout in Spring 2023. By the time the construction starts on the San Ysidro roundabout, the Olive Mill roundabout will be able to be partially utilized and the southbound onramp to Highway 101 will be open, in order to lessen traffic impacts to the communi ty. The San Ysidro roundabout project includes replacing the current intersec tion at San Ysidro, North Jameson, and the Highway 101 northbound entrance and exit with an oblong roundabout, and adding a four-way stop on the other side of the freeway bridge, at San Ysidro and South Jameson Lane (near the Miramar Resort). The single-lane roundabout will include pedestrian access on every leg of the intersection, including crosswalks that connect with paved walkways through the medians or refuge areas. The area will be heavily landscaped and signage is limited to
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Montecito residents are eager for the pedestrian undercrossing at Butterfly Lane to reopen, which is expected to be later this week, according to a Caltrans rep.
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very Brilliant Thing starts off as the story of a seven-year-old boy whose mother has been hospital ized with suicidal depression. In an effort to lift her spirits, he begins creating a list of the joys of life from his perspective, from ice cream, water fights, and bad gers, to, as time goes by, Christopher Walken’s voice, the idea of dressing up as a Mexican wrestler, and planning a declaration of love.
“An early version was just an actor telling a story, which was a beau tiful and moving experience, but I felt it would mean more to have the form match the content,” explained Donahoe. “If you create a piece of work that is about connection, it has to also exist in the room in the moment with the people who are there.”
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he put it, the show doesn’t lend itself well to “It’sacting.meant to be done simply and honestly, more like stand-up than a tra ditional acting job because you’re direct ly engaging with people rather than embodying a character that maintains a distance from the audience,” he said.
This weekend, however, Donahoe is reviving the piece after a four-year hiatus in a series of performances to benefit New Beginnings Counseling Center, the longtime Santa Barbara nonprofit that has often employed the arts and enter tainers to raise money and draw aware ness to its mission to serve its largely financially underprivileged clientele.
“It’s a really beautiful thing to perform a show that’s so bound with mental health for a charity that works with dis advantaged people who have had mental health issues,” said Donahoe, who will be visiting Santa Barbara for the first time. “Putting those two things together made it a really lovely place to restart.”
The actor said stepping back into the role kicked in once muscle memory took over after the first re-reading of the script, and he’s looking forward to once again taking on the challenge of weaving the 25 percent of improv-interaction into the words on the page. “It’s easy to keep coming back to because it’s always fresh, every night is new.”
More than 40 musicians and singers –including session and touring artists who have played on more than a thousand different albums and thousands more concerts – will be gathering on the stage at the Lobero Theatre to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Rhythmic Arts Project, aka TRAP, this weekend.
Macmillan, who also wrote the short story, and Jonny Donahoe, stand-up comedian, comedic actor, and playwright.
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After that shift, Donahoe realized that he needed to perform it himself, since, as
In the near-decade since the play debuted, the world has shifted slightly for the better in that there’s been a lessening of the stigma of suicide and mental illness from a place where it couldn’t be discussed or even be mentioned in public, Donahoe
said. But he’s also aware that the problem itself is worsening, perhaps a result of the pandemic and increasing polarization.
Donahoe said his body is once again embracing the Every Brilliant Thing’s concept of dealing with severe depression and suicidal ideation with the play’s tone. “It’s such a joyful exploration of those things, a journey of finding laughter in darkness, so much so that it’s quite a pleasure to perform. There are lots of very sad moments and you go through a huge range of emotions, but you come to a place of peace and joy by the end. It’s an incredibly cathartic experience, both for me and those who are watching it.”
Donahoe starred as Every Brilliant Thing grew from a short single theater run to an inter-continental hit, including off-Broad way and as an HBO special. But after a few years and more than 400 shows spanning 20 countries he stepped away to pursue other projects, including a new self-penned, one-man show about his own life.
“In both Britain and America, there are more people taking their own lives than seven years ago,” he said. “So for all of our progress in being able to talk about things, we’re still not achieving the goal. But this is a show about kindness, com passion, and community, and having it support New Beginnings is a step in the right direction.”
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TRAP is the Santa Barbara nonprofit with a worldwide influence founded by veteran Eddie Tuduri following recovery from his own near-fatal surfing accident to support kids and adults who are developmental ly disabled in reading, writing, arithmetic, social skills, and creative thinking through a program he developed that has drumming at its foundation. Accordingly, among the percussionists performing at the Lobero on September 24 are Luis Conte, Rick Geragi, Chris Trujillo, Tony Braunagel, and Willie Ornelas as well as Tuduri. The first three are members of the featured band Pockets, the group of studio players and vocalists Tuduri helped form 40 years ago and includ ing singer Carl Graves, keyboardist Jimmy Calire, guitarist Derol Caraco, bassist Steve Nelson, trumpeter Bill Bodine, and horn players Salinas, Mackey & Hunter, who have backed a list of rock and pop stars far too long to mention.
Santa Barbara vocal favorites Leslie Lembo and Shawn Thies are part of the mix, as are Teresa James and The Rhythm Tramps, who co-wrote a new song “Rubbing Shoulders with Angels” with Tuduri, and Kenny Lewis of Steve Miller
Jonny Donahoe reprises his role in Every Brilliant Thing for an upcoming benefit for New Beginnings at Center Stage Theater
Every Brilliant Thing performs at 7 pm, September 23; 7:30 pm, September 24; and 3 pm, September 25, with a recep tion before or after the show. Tickets cost $99-$149. Info at (805) 963-0408 or centerstagetheater.org.
The clever device isn’t the only original way the play explores the impact and repercussions of serious mental health problems in a family – Every Brilliant Thing is performed as a one-man show, sans props but with lots of audience interaction, with volunteers reading items from the list or otherwise engaging with the actor. The piece also uses healthy amounts of humor built into the interac tions to alleviate the tension of the heavy subject, not to diminish its impact, but to make a difficult subject more accessible.
Eddie Tuduri, Luis Conté, and Vinnie Colaiuta playing along with students at the 2021 concert (photo by Rick Carter)
That’s because the 2013 show was co-created by British author Duncan
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Just the Right Touch – Intocable, the American band from Zapata, Texas, whose name means “Untouchable” in English, plays regional Mexican music and specializes in Norteño and Tejano, and has been around for nearly 30 years. The group found success with a fusion of robust conjunto and Norteño folk rhythms with pop ballads boasting melodic hooks and lots of vocal harmony. The formula has influenced other Tejano bands, and Intocable has garnered two Grammy Awards (for Best Mexican/ Mexican-American Album and Best Norteño Album) as well as Billboard’s Latin Music Lifetime Achievement Award. The Spanish Colonial Revival design of the Arlington serves as the beautiful backdrop for the band’s downtown show tonight.
Between the Moon and Montecito – Although the term Yacht Rock gets over-applied to bands that are assuredly outside of the soft rock that domi nated FM radio in the late 1970s and early 1980s, you can’t find someone who fits the description more than Christopher Cross Masterclass.com says the genre is characterized by “glossy production, breezy vocals, and bouncy rhythms – all elements thought to evoke relaxing bay cruises in South ern California, where the genre originated.” Check, check, check, and check, especially with Cross’ monster 1980 hit “Sailing,” which propelled his self-titled debut (that also contained “Ride Like the Wind”) to five Grammy Awards, including the four top categories, in 1981. That was the year “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” which Cross sang and co-wrote with the great Burt Bacharach , took up residency at No. 1 for a while and then took home the Oscar the following spring. While that may have been his peak on the Billboard, Cross has shown persistence over the years, putting out a baker’s dozen albums from 1985-2017. And while he’s long since left Montecito – he had followed good bud dy Michael McDonald up to the village back in the ‘80s – we’ve always welcomed him back with open arms no matter the venue. Tonight, that’s the Chumash Casino Resort, where Cross brings his pandemic-delayed “40th Anniversary Tour,” featuring a full band of supporting players. But don’t expect to sail home basking in the glow of the full moon; the next one doesn’t take place until October 9.
Bonnie’s Bounty – Rarely has an artist been able to pull off a mid-career shift in style and subtly, swiftly, and successfully as Bonnie Raitt . And even more rarely, she did it in a way that was as rewarding artistically as it was commer cially. After establishing a strong cult audience for her R&B-heavy blues-rock with a healthy dose of slide guitar and a repertoire blending originals, sing er-songwriter covers, and blues classics, the daughter of Broadway star John Raitt became an unexpected superstar with her 1989 album, Nick of Time The title song referred to her new middle-aged romance, but also presaged her sudden success. The Don Was -produced disc, which won three Grammys, including Album of the Year, kept her roots/Americana approach intact but with an appealingly pop sheen, and two years later, Luck of the Draw , which contained the Top 10 hit, “Something to Talk About,” consolidated her success as an American great, one whose appeal hasn’t waned in the ensuing three decades. And unlike some of her period peers, Raitt is still regularly record ing new material. Just Like That… , her 21st album, came out around the same time this year as she received Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and immediately topped six different Billboard charts. The latest leg of Raitt’s 75city U.S. tour lands at one of her perennial favorite venues, the Santa Barbara Bowl, where one of her heroes, Mavis Staples , opens the show.
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Pop, Pop Fazzino – Not long after gradu ating from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Charles Fazzino developed his distinctive 3D art technique that blends vibrantly colorful and detailed three-di mensional Pop Art with his whimsical take on popular people, places, and events. Following the paths forged by pop art pio neers Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Roy Lichtenstein, Fazzino has woven his way into the fabric of pop culture and fash ioned himself into a worldwide success, with his creations exhibited in hundreds of museums and galleries in more than 20 countries. He has received private and public commissions and has been selected as the official artist for festivals and events all over the world, including the recent baseball All-Star Game in Los Angeles. But his gallery and gift shop head quarters are right here in downtown Santa Barbara, where Fazzino some times shows up for receptions and signing sessions, such as this mid-September afternoon.
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“In my thoughts, I used a technique of positive visualization. How come I always feel undermined?” Christopher Moltisanti
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WHERE: Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. COST: $51-$125
Blues for Fallen Brothers – The local blues community lost two of its most beloved and largely unsung heroes in roots music within days of each other when both Byl Carruthers and Tom Murray passed away in May. Carruthers first burst onto the lo cal scene back in the 1990s when the band the guitarist-songwriter-singer formed with his singer wife, Roach, nearly blew out Roy’s storefront windows with their high-energy show that turned into an ongoing residency. Carruthers later brought his skills to producing music, concerts, and films, including most recently the Lobe ro’s streaming concert series during lockdown that featured Kenny Loggins, Step penwolf’s John Kay and others. Murray was the founder and mainstay of two local expandable duos that combined self-penned music with interpretations of the great American originators of the blues – Tombo Combo and Stiff Pickle Orchestra. GoFundMe campaigns have been established to assist each of the families of the men who died either unexpectedly or soon after diagnosis. Tonight, the venerable Santa Barbara Society emerges from the pandemic with its first produced show in almost three years serving as a benefit to aid those efforts. Each of the three bands performing in tribute to the pair are previous winners of SBBS’ annual competition to be sponsored to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis: The Paradise Kings, East Valley Road, and Rent Party Blues Band. The event, at a new venue for SBBS, will feature a dance floor, beverages, and food.
WHERE: 1317 State St. COST: $49.50-$99.50
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
WHERE: Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom, 3400 Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez
WHEN: 3-7 pm
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, one of the world’s great orchestras, is directed by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, following her time with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a Dudamel Fellow, Assistant Conductor, and Associate Conductor. British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason became a household name in 2018 after performing at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, watched by nearly two billion people globally.
The Vega Nerve – Given her decidedly stripped-down approach to con temporary folk, it was something of a surprise when Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the mid-1980s when she released her striking self-titled debut and followed it up with Solitude Standing . That was the one that contained the hauntingly plaintive single “Luka,” which rose as high as No. 3 on the single chart, with the hidden emotion in her voice – which Rolling Stone once described as “a cool, dry sandpaper-brushed near-whisper” – providing much more meaning than might have come from more instruments. The 35 years since have featured just seven albums of new music and varying production, but each has solidified her place as one of the essentials of Americana. Vega’s new album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories , recorded at the famed Café Carlyle, forms the basis for her current tour, which stops in town tonight.
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Founded in 1946 and hailed by the Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history,” the Juilliard String Quartet—celebrating its 75th Anniversary this season— continues to inspire audiences around the world. Ronald Copes, former faculty member in UCSB’s Department of Music, has played with the Juilliard String Quartet since 1997. In May 2022, the Quartet named violist Molly Carr to its ensemble. It Un-mellow Yellow –Everyone had a chance to try out the adage “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” in adjusting to the pandemic over the last 30 months. Goleta has been at it for nearly three decades, as the now-city coped with shrinking lemon groves by creating an annual event to shine a light on what was once the community’s greatest fruit crop. The Go leta Lemon Festival, though, is anything but bitter as it has grown to encompass all things Goleta history and present with a two-day extravaganza that includes more than 80 booths featuring local nonprofit organizations, lemon-y foods and beverages (including, of course, lemonade), lemon ac cessories, hats and souvenirs, and a lot of music and other entertainment. More than 40,000 residents, community leaders, nonprofits, elected officials, and visitors attend what has become Goleta’s largest community event of the year where folks can munch on lemon tacos, let lemon cotton candy or lemon meringue pie melt in your mouth for dessert, and visit the Lemon Lounge for refreshing lemon ale. A kid’s carnival features rides and games from mini golf, slot cars, and archery tag to inflatable bouncy houses, obstacle courses, and a rock wall, while Safety Street offers all a chance to not only meet the first responders but also get an up-close look at their state-of-the-art vehicles and technologies. The non-stop enter tainment lineup covers a wide swath of musical genres and boasts local fave Area 51 as the headliner. On Saturday, the festival also features the 15th Annual Goleta Fall Classic Car Show, showcasing a variety of amazing autos, trucks, and pick-ups along with motorcycles and bicycles. Vroom and yum!
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The follow ing person(s) is/are doing busi ness as: The Cat House Hotel, 1922 De La Vina Street, San ta Barbara, CA, 93101. SBCAL Properties, 60 Via Alicia, Santa Barbara, CA, 93108. This state ment was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 30, 2022. This state ment expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby cer tify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Hol land, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2022-0002154. Published September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022
FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE ACT
Contractor agrees in accordance with Section 1735 and 1777.6 of California Labor Code, and the California Fair Employment Practice Act (Sections 1410 1433) that in the hiring of common or skilled labor for the performance of any work under this contract or any subcontract hereunder, no contractor, material supplier or vendor shall, by reason of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation, discriminate against any person who is qualified and available to perform the work t o which such employment relates. The Contractor further agrees to be in compliance with the City of Santa Barbara’s Nondiscriminatory Employment Provisions as set forth in Chapter 9 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The fol lowing person(s) is/are doing business as: H S Cottages LLC, 346 Hot Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93108. H S Cottag es LLC, 360 Hot Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Bar bara County on August 22, 2022. 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 origi nal statement on file in my of fice. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 20220002098. Published August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 2022
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 22CV03179. To all interested par ties: Petitioner Deborah Susan Hillis filed a petition with Supe rior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Deborah Rich ards Hillis. The Court orders that all persons interested in this mat ter 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 to the name changes described above must file a written objec tion 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 ob jection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed August 26, 2022 by Narzralli Baksh. Hearing date: Oc tober 21, 2022 at 10 am in Dept. 4, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The follow ing person(s) is/are doing busi ness as: Virtual Tours By Julia, 945 Ward Dr. #20, Santa Bar bara, CA 93111. Julia A Chrynko, 945 Ward Dr. #20, Santa Barba ra, CA 93111. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 30, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this
penalties required for contractor’s/subcontractor’s failure to pay prevailing wages and for failure to employ apprentices, including forfeitures and debarment under Labor Code §§ 1775, 1776, 1777.1, 1777.7 and 1813.
CERTIFICATIONSInaccordancewith California Public Contracting Code § 3300, the City requires the Contractor to possess a valid California Class A license at time the bids are opened and to continue to hold during the term of the contract all licenses and certifications required to perform the work specified herein.
The Santa Barbara Golf Club has been contracted to run the City of Santa Barbara’s municipal golf course and is required to use all City of Santa Barbara purchasing guidelines. Those guidelines are available at the following City website: www.santabarbaraca.gov/business/bids/purchasing.asp or by contacting the Purchasing Office at (805) 564 5349.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The follow ing person(s) is/are doing busi ness as: RD Homes, 590 E. Guti errez St. Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103. Reed Floors INC., 590 E. Gutierrez St. Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103. This state ment was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 23, 2022. This state ment expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby cer tify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No.
2022-0002113. Published Au gust 31, September 7, 14, 21, 2022
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 22CV03021. To all interested parties: Petitioner Wayne Ed ward Bloxham III filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Wayne Edward Pool. 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 peti tion for change of name should not be granted. Any person ob jecting to the name changes de scribed above must file a written objection that includes the rea sons 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 ob jection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed August 23, 2022 by Narzralli Baksh. Hearing date: Oc tober 10, 2022 at 10 am in Dept. 5, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published Au gust 31, September 7, 14, 21, 2022
DUE DATE & TIME: October 5, 2022 UNTIL 5:00 P.M. Golf Course Bunker Renovation
Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the Santa Barbara Golf Club and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained through email by contacting Santa Barbara Golf Club at 408 482 4156 or email@example.com
The contractor and all subcontractors under the direct contractor shall furnish certified payroll records directly to the Labor Compliance Unit and to the department named in the Purchase Order/Contract at least monthly, and within ten (10) days of any request from any request from the City or the Labor Commissioner in accordance with Section 16461 of the California Code of Regulations. Payroll records shall be furnished in a format prescribed by section 16401 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, with use of the current version of DIR's “Public Works Payroll Reporting Form” (A 1 131) and “Statement of Employer Payments” (DLSE Form PW26) constituting presumptive compliance with this requirement, provided the forms are filled out accurately and completely. In lieu of paper forms, the Compliance Monitoring Unit may provide for and require the electronic submission of certified payroll reports. The provisions of Article 2 and 3, Division 2, Chapter 1 of the Labor Code, State of California, are made by this reference a part of this quotation or bid.
Contractor must submit to the contracted department within ten (10) calendar days of an order, AND PRIOR TO START OF WORK, certificates of Insurance naming the Santa Barbara Golf Club as Additional Insured in accordance with the attached Insurance PubliRequirements.shed:September 14 and September 21, 2022 Montecito Journal
It is the duty of the contractor and subcontractors to employ registered apprentices and to comply with all aspects of Labor Code §
Under Labor Code § 1776, contractors and subcontractors are required to keep accurate payroll records. The prime contractor is responsible for submittal of their payrolls and those of their subcontractors as one package. Payroll records shall be certi fied and made available for inspection at all reasonable hours at the principal office of the contractor/subcontractor pursuant to Labor Code § 1776.
Scope of Work: Bunker renovation Hole #3, #16 and #17
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 licensed to perform the work and registered pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5 without limitation or exception. It is not a violation of this section for an unlicensed contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Section 7029.1 of the Business and Professions Code or by 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.
InBONDINGaccordance with Civil Code § 9550, if the bid exceeds $25,000.00, the Successful Bidder shall furnish within ten (10) consecutive calendar days after written Notice of Award, a Payment Bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the total amount of the
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received at the Santa Barbara Golf Club on the date indicated at which time they will be publicly opened and posted for:
is a correct copy of the origi nal statement on file in my of fice. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 20220002235. Published Septem ber 14, 21, 28, October 5, 2022
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“What kind of person can I be, where his own mother wants him dead?” — Tony Soprano
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VIP Smoke Shop, 124 E. Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93111. Porterville Tool ShopInc, 124 E. Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93111. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep tember 13, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the Coun ty Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original state ment on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2022-0002277. Published Sep tember 21, 28, October 5, 12, 2022
This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.
CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE
SANTA BARBARA GOLF CLUB INVITATION FOR BIDS
order contract issued as a result of this request for bids or quotes may be subject to the City’s Living Wage Ordinance No 5384, SBMC 9.128 and its implementing regulations. If there is a difference between the City’s Living Wage rate and Prevailing Wage rates for similar classifications of labor, the contractor and his subcontractors shall pay no less than the highest wage rate.
PREVAILING WAGE, APPRENTICES, PENALTIES, & CERTIFIED PAYROLL In accordance with the provisions of Labor Code § 1773.2, the Contractor is responsible for determining the correct prevailing wage rates. However, the City will provide wage information for projects subject to Federal Davis Bacon requirements. The Director of Industrial Relations has determined the general prevailing rates of wages and employer payments for health, welfare, vacation, pensions and similar purposes applicable, which is on file in the State of California Office of Industrial Relations. The contractor shall post a copy of these prevailing wage rates at the site of the project. It shall be mandatory upon the contractor to whom the contract is awarded and its subcontractors hired to pay not less than the said prevailing rates of wages to all workers employed by him in the execution of the contract (Labor Code § 1770 et seq.). Prevailing wage rates are available at http://www.dir.ca.gov/oprl/PWD/index.htm
4. Contract Documents. The plans, specifications, bid forms and contract documents for the Project, and any addenda thereto (“Contract Documents”) may be downloaded from City’s website at: http://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=29959 A printed copy of the Contract Documents may be obtained from CyberCopy Shop, located at 504 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, at (805) 884 6155.
Published September 21, 2022 Montecito Journal
Bids will be called out on Zoom at 4:00 P.M. on October 13, 2022 Join Zoom Meeting: Link:https://santabarbaraca gov.zoom.us/j/6841649151?pwd=YmRtQTQzZFBaZVd4NysxT2JOZDJXZz09 Meeting ID: 684 164 9151 Passcode: 444949
2.2 Time for Final Completion. The Project must be fully completed within 140 calendar days from the start date set forth in the Notice to Proceed. City anticipates that the Work will begin on or about November 2022, but the anticipated start date is provided solely for convenience and is neither certain nor binding.
3.2 DIR Registration. City may not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions.
/s/(Seal)Sarah Gorman, MMC City Clerk Services Manager
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my Hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on September 14, 2022.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA )) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA )
3.1 License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): Class “A General Engineering Contractor”.
AT&T Mobility Services is proposing to construct a wireless telecommunications facility at 1001 Hot Springs Road, Montecito, Santa Barbara County, CA 93108 that includes a new 35’ high monoeucalyptus tower with (12) panel antennas and (36) remote radio heads with a top height of 34 feet and a new equipment enclosure at grade AT&T is publishing this notice in accordance with Federal Communications Commission regulations (47 CFR § 1.1307) for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Parties interested in commenting on this Federal undertaking or with questions on the proposed facility should contact, Chong Ly, 2154 Torrance Boulevard, Suite 200, Torrance, CA, 90501, (951)432 9272, Cly@partneresi.com. Please provide comments within 30 days of the publication date.
7. Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the Contract Price, as further specified in the Contract Documents.
If any Addendum issued by the City is not acknowledged online by the Bidder, the PlanetBids System will prevent the Bidder from submitting a Bid Proposal. Bidders are responsible for obtaining all addenda from the City’s PlanetBids portal.
11. Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders for more detailed information before submitting a Bid Proposal. The definitions provided in Article 1 of the General Conditions apply to all of the Contract Documents, as defined therein, including this Notice Inviting Bids.
ORDINANCE NO. 6081
William Hornung, General Services Manager
2.3 Estimated Cost. The estimated construction cost is $3,000,000.
6.2 Rates. These prevailing rates are on file with the City and are available online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at leas t time and one half.
6.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code § 1771.4.
22 – 29 September 2022 Montecito JOURNAL 39 Notice Inviting Bids SOUTHFIELD REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT Bid No. 4089
3. License and Registration Requirements.
8. Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code § 22300.
Bid results and awards will be available on PlanetBids.
9. Subcontractor List. Each Subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a completed Subcontractor List form with its Bid Proposal, including the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the base bid price) for each Subcontractor that will perform Work or service or fabricate or install Work for the prime contractor in excess of one half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents.
END OF NOTICE INVITING BIDS
ORDINANCE NO. 6081
2. Project Information.
12. Retention. The percentage of retention that will be withheld from progress payments is five (5) %.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ADOPTING THE 2022 2024 SALARY PLAN APPLICABLE TO UNREPRESENTED MANAGERS AND PROFESSIONAL ATTORNEYS AND THE 2022 2024 SALARY PLAN APPLICABLE TO CERTAIN UNREPRESENTED SAFETY MANAGERS
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.
I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on September 14, 2022./s/Randy Rowse Mayor Published September 21, 2022 Montecito Journal
2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, and is described as Demolitionfollows: of the existing Hangar 5, the relocation and reconfiguration of the existing Air Operations Area (AOA) perimeter fence, repurposing the existing general aviation apron to incorporate three (3) Remain Over Night (RON) Aircraft Design Group III parking, relocation of the existing Security Identification Area (SIDA) limits, and the reconfiguration of airport’s ready return rental car lot.
5. Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of ten (10) percent of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to City, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that within ten days after City issues the Notice of Award, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and any other submittals required by the Contract Documents and as specified in the Notice of Award.
AYES: Councilmembers Eric Friedman, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Mike Jordan, Kristen W. Sneddon, Mayor Randy Rowse
/s/Sarah Gorman, MMC City Clerk Services Manager
The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on September 13, 2022
6. Prevailing Wage Requirements.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on August 30, 2022 and adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on September 13, 2022 by the following roll call vote:
1. Bid Submission. The City of Santa Barbara (“City”) will accept electronic bids for its SOUTHFIELD REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT (“Project”), by or before Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., through its PlanetBids portal. Bidders must be registered on the City of Santa Barbara’s PlanetBids portal in order to submit a Bid proposal and to receive addendum notific ations. Each bidder is responsible for making certain that its Bid Proposal is actually submitted/uploaded with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time. Large files may take more time to be submitted/uploaded to PlanetBids, so plan accordingly... The receiving time on the PlanetBids server will be the governing time for acceptability of bids. Telegraphic, telephonic, hardcopy, and facsimile bids will not be accepted.
10. Bidders’ Conference. A bidders’ conference will be held on September 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., at the following location: Hangar 5 204 Moffet Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93117 to acquaint all prospective bidders with the Contract Documents and the Worksite. The bidders’ conference is not mandatory.
Publication Dates: 1) September 14, 2022 2)_September 21, 2022
6.1 General. Pursuant to California Labor Code § 1720 et seq., this Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes.
ABSENT: Councilmembers Alejandra Gutierrez, Mike Jordan
These areas will encapsulate the new Coast Village and broadcast it in enticing ways. Thus, it falls into the “world-class conversation.”HujarofWhiskey & Leather brought up the idea of designing physical pam phlets that could highlight or promote various businesses up and down the road. They could be free and available in hotels and tourist hotspots. “If they had a pam phlet there that they could give out, say ing, ‘Here are some cool local places to go and explore,’ that could get more people moving” to the outer regions of the road. The same idea could be applied to social media
In line with Hujar’s desire for a slight ly increased patrolling presence, Marlene Vitanza of Peregrine Galleries feels that an increased number of police cars/security personage whisking “up and down the streets would be an immensely helpful thing. If people felt this street was well patrolled at night, one’s worries would be lessened.”Retailers highlighted vagrancy and security presence due to the nature of owning a storefront and because they generally have small staff.
Ariel Hujar of Whiskey & Leather included both the size of her store and staff while explaining how increased security could help businesses on the street. The main issue is one of discomfort as the houseless population and stores exist in proximity. She believes even a slight increase in security presence could diffuse and lessen the frequency of such encounters.
Pedestrians, Parking, and Transportation
Social Media and Events
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Others – mainly, but not solely refer ring to restaurant owners – discussed the complexity and convoluted traffic issues on the road. Four-way stops are often overlooked, and extra clarifying signage could be a huge benefit to the cyclists and pedestrians that make Coast Village so lively. Restaurant owners’ safety concerns revolved around this complex relation ship between pedestrians, cyclists, and cars likely because “busy times” at restau rants are part of larger traffic rushes (e.g., lunch,Memberspost-work).ofeach of these groups nat urally expressed concern for other safety measures, but these were the most com mon items discussed.
Unfortunately,experience.”extra lot space is hard to come by, making this solution diffi cult in practice. Jeff Harding mentioned that “20 percent of the parking spaces along Coast Village Road are taken up by parklets.” This number places a very real burden on retail locations. Horwitz of Simpatico Pilates explained a scenario that is sadly recurring: “One client who used to always come on a certain day will not come anymore on those days.” They were a Friday customer and the Farmers Market and parklets combine at that time to take up massive amounts of space.
Nonetheless, it is difficult to emphasize these changes above long-term aesthetic improvements such as planting new vegeta tion, median repair, and pruning old trees. Kevin Frank sees the CBID as a long-term and stacking project. The Improvement District pays off best when beautification is the first concern. “I do think promotion with social media and a new website can drive a lot of people you know to the street and will benefit everyone. But I certainly first want to see the aesthetic improvements that build with the soul and in the end, they work in tandem.”
Whenever these sorts of benefits do begin to spill out of the CBID though, nearly all business owners of restaurants, retail, and professional alike believe that promotion can be a powerful tool. This is especially true because they believe in their little neighborhood; how could one not want to visit upon learning what CVR has to offer or seeing a well-deco rated celebratory event?
Safety is one of those Mayberry issues. Each businessperson becomes a home owner that sees different holes in the fabric of comfortable living on Coast Village Road. Concerns of safety range from general security to traffic intricacies.
Charles Rous is a UC Santa Barbara student and Isla Vistan with interest in community exploration
Parking was an elephant in the room, but rightfully so. CVR is a small area, reliant on mutual coexistence. Marlene Vitanza of Peregrine puts it well as she asks, “Who wouldn’t be pro-restaurant? They bring in business and out-of-town business.” These customers are passed onto retailers. This point of view makes addressing parklets difficult.
Some safety concerns refocused on medians and plant life. Horwitz of Simpatico Pilates was particularly con cerned about the state of some of CVR’s larger trees, “there are some trees that are dangerous, that look like they could fall at any time.” There has been work on them, but more attention could be paid to the issue. “They are Torrey pines, and they have a lifespan; if they were to come down it would be very dangerous.”
One business owner with whom I spoke thoroughly about pedestrians and alternative modes of transportation was Rachel Greenspan of Bettina. Bettina is still part of Zone 1 of the CBID; howev er, they are removed from the main strip. This location comes with its benefits and flaws: parking is far easier to navigate, and outdoor seating is plentiful, however the CBID may have less of an impact. All of this brought most of Rachel’s comments toward improvements for pedestrians. She said she would love to
However, good points were made by Leonard Schwartz and Leslee Garafalo of Tre Lune questioning the safety of new bikeshare systems. Neither was against the concept, but in practice feel it would be unsafe to bring a new element into the already hectic CVR. Leonard expressed concern for the young children he already sees zooming around on electric bikes; noting they present a danger for themselves and motorists. Garafalo discussed the same worries for a street that already packs a lot into the space it occupies. Being a neigh borhood that is also a heavy traffic destina tion can bring on these stresses.
see CVR become a “destination where people walk from one end to the other.” The current sidewalks are a little worn and unappealing, making the little things inconvenient, and “walking a stroller down the sidewalk can be rough.” Going beyond pedestrians, Rachel and I also enthusiastically discussed different bike share systems that would make accessing the lower portions of the street easier and could even help improve parking woes.
It is important to mention that nonCBID changes are coming to the parklet situation on CVR. As of last week, allow able restaurant parklet area will be reduced come October 28. The CBID is an equal stakeholder concept, not exactly a platform to hash out the parklet conversation, and it is being progressively dealt with accordingly.
Whether it is a Mayberry, or a Santa Monica, or – as could be argued – a little of both, Montecito is chock full of business owners who believe in their town. The CBID presents a chance that owners on CVR understand well because most are trusting and eager stakeholders. Disputes clearly arise, but these businesses seem to be settling them correctly. CBID funding is about improvements that are touching, wide, and mostly neutral. To be world class requires more than a look, it also needs soul – if it is done correctly, the CBID can nurture these attributes simultaneously.
Pedestrians were universally advocated for by all the neighbors of Coast Village Road, no matter one’s location along the strip. Increased frequency and thorough ness of sidewalk cleanings only serves to make everyone’s experience better. Making the crosswalks safer will prevent accidents and encourage people to get out and enjoy their local scene.
Socialposts.media and promotion are intrigu ing because they are not confined by loca tion. For businesses further down the road like Bettina, it could be a way that CBID money be mutually beneficial.
Though visitors are also drivers and pedestrians, the influx of these people brings energy, traffic, and wear to a settled community; these are neighborhood issues.
The CBID and I (Continued from 28)
Montecito into a world-class destina tion have broad support. Meanwhile, the issues that involve the Mayberry side of Montecito become divisive because changes literally hit close to home.
Even as we move away from peaks of the pandemic, restaurant workers such as Schwartz mention “there is still an over whelming demand for outdoor dining” and this may increase with new aesthetic changes that the CBID offers. Garafalo adds onto this by acknowledging that the restaurants are taking on increased reve nue from parklets. However, she under stands the solution cannot come from the CBID. New public parking to make up for parklets could be funded by restau rants’ increased earnings. Her suggestion adds a layer to the conversation... Beyond earnings, Tre Lune and other eateries are willing to pay to keep parklets for the sake of their patrons’ “happier, healthier, California
Her experience in the media industry ranges from working in made-for-tele vision movies for Columbia TriStar Television, to advertising and marketing with Turner Entertainment Networks, to developing television pilots for major networks. She won a Producers Guild of America Award for her work on the fea ture-length documentary Maynard, which explores the life and legacy of Atlanta’s first black mayor. She is the executive producer of the documentary Welcome to Pine Lake and is in post-production for the docu mentaries Her Inescapable Brave Mission and Counting the Ballots
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She has already organized Film Fridays, monthly film screenings and discussions on campus, and she hopes to host a stu dent film festival in April.
The Martin Institute pursues four ini tiatives: Incarnatio, the Dallas Willard Research Center, Conversatio Divina, and Cultura. Incarnatio is an on-campus center for spiritual formation work with students led by Mariah Velasquez, asso ciate director for the Martin Institute. The Dallas Willard Research Center facilitates research on Christian spiritual formation led by Mark Nelson, Monroe professor of philosophy. Gary Moon, senior fellow and founding director of the Martin Institute, directs Conversatio Divina, which curates online resources in spiritual formation. Michael Di Fuccia oversees Cultura, a development oppor tunity for emerging leaders.
Teeing Off for the Warrior Golf
endy Eley Jackson brings more than a quarter century of experience in film and television to Westmont as the theater department’s new artist/scholar-in-res idence for justice, reconciliation, and diversity. Jackson, a native of Atlanta, is teaching Documentary Filmmaking, Screenwriting, and Creative Writing this semester for the theater and English departments.“Myhopeis to find a happy marriage between the written word, the actors, and the production crew that will bring great storytelling to life,” she says. “Story has the ability to build bridges of empathy, understanding, and respect, helping to make sense of our lives and the world around us. My goal is to help the stu dents develop their stories as expressed through theater and the written word to inspire social impact.”
Both the men’s and women’s golf teams, which are in just their third year, broke program records with their team scores in Ventura. Hendricks is hoping the men can compete for a Golden State Athletics Conference championship in April.“We have a team that could really com pete, and Coach Josh Ault has created a great culture,” he says.
Porter graduated from Biola University, earned a master’s degree from Talbot School of Theology and a Master of Philosophy in philosophical theology from Oriel College at the University of Oxford before receiving a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Southern California.
Steve L. Porter, a longtime professor of spiritual formation, theology, and phi losophy, is the new senior research fellow and executive director of Westmont’s Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture.
The institute seeks to support a new generation of leaders in the area of Christian spiritual formation and to establish this discipline as a domain of public knowledge open to research and pedagogy of the highest order. “I hope to exercise my leadership under God’s ultimate leadership and pay attention to his gracious activity in our midst,” Porter says.“Every major religion, philosophy, and political arrangement has, at its center, answers to two fundamental questions: how to become good per sons and live good, meaningful lives,” he says. “The mission of the Martin Institute is to clearly articulate and compellingly practice Jesus’ answers to those questions.”
The following day at Olivas Links Golf Course in Ventura, he matched his score of 69 (-3) and followed that up with a 70 (-2) in the second round and 73 (+1) for a tournament score of 212 (-4), which tied him for eighth place, four strokes behind the leader.
“Over the next year we will continue to refine each of these endeavors and add additional efforts towards estab lishing Christian spiritual formation as a domain of publicly accessible knowl edge,” he says.
Jackson, who graduated from UC Berkeley and earned an MFA in screen writing from the University of Georgia, is CEO of Auburn Avenue Films, a pro duction company specializing in enter tainment that brings social awareness and engages audiences to participate in social change.
Porter to Direct the Martin Institute
Peyton Hendricks’ collegiate career is off to a strong start
pionship with a three-under score of 69 on September 8 to guide Westmont to a tri-match tournament against Hope International and Vanguard at El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach.
He says it was the people that set Westmont apart from other colleges, and he also had a blast playing with the team. “The cherry on top, of course, was the beautiful location of Montecito,” he says.
Westmont men’s golfer Peyton Hendricks ’ collegiate career is off to a stellar start. The freshman from Livermore notched the individual cham
“I chose to come to Westmont in large part because of Coach Josh Ault,” Hendricks says. “Every time I talked to him, he was kind, and always brought a winner’s energy.”
“I hope to bring my faith into my teaching by leading my students by example,” she says. “This means to always lead their interactions with kindness; to nurture and develop a new generation of diverse artists, industry leaders, and exec utives aligned with teachings of Jesus the Christ; and to be united in the pursuit of new creative work and research that makes a difference in the world.”
“I want to always remain in academia,” she says. “It helps me stay grounded to my purpose, which is to seed. One apple tree gives lots of seeds. I hope to seed the students, encouraging them to tell the stories they want to share and in the pro cess produce other apples and hopefully seed someone else.”
Scott Craig is manager of media relations at Westmont College
He hopes to help people desire and pursue the well-being or shalom of oth ers, even those who wish to do harm. “The goal is to enter into the overall way of life Jesus exemplified – a life that seeks above all else the reign or rule of God,” he says. “Westmont is an ideal scholarly community in which to learn together from Jesus and his people down through the ages about how to live and love like He did.”
Steve L. Porter is the new senior research fellow and executive director of the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture
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“As our world becomes more complex and challenging, scholars, artists, educa tors, and industry leaders are realizing the value of faith-based media and social-im pact entertainment,” she says, “not just in terms of moving and changing people’s everyday lives, but also that you can tell powerful stories and do good in life.”
Wendy Eley Jackson is the theater department’s new artist/scholar-in-residence for justice, recon ciliation, and diversity
He has spent the last 19 years teaching at Biola’s Talbot School of Theology and Rosemead School of Psychology. He has been a managing editor or editor of the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care since 2008.
At the Closing Ceremony the guests gath ered for the results of the race and the presen tation of the Charity Regatta’s proceeds for the benefit of VNA Health. The winners of the yacht race, in PHRF Rock ‘n Roll, Bernie Girod’s Farr 400, and in CHRF, Skookum, George Brown’s J-100, were presented with a trophy. The most important announce ment, however, came with the revelation that the 2022 Charity Regatta had raised over $165,000, an amount that outdis tanced previous years. At the conclusion of the ceremony, an unexpected surprise came from Linda Seals, diver Lad Handelman’s widow. In a generous gesture of infinite gratitude, a Legacy gift of $250,000 was pre sented to VNA Health. “After the accident that paralyzed Lad in 1985, he was given, at the most, five years. Thanks to the love, care, and clinical skills provided by VNA Health, his life was extended for 15 years. Our Legacy gift of thanks is to ensure that the services and loving care we received from VNA Health will continue into the future to be there for others.”
The Lobero will rock with a mix of rock, funk, R&B and soul, both familiar tunes and originals from the musicians who are all longtime friends and col leagues of Tuduri’s. They’re all coming together because the 2022 TRAP concert – which has annually served as a benefit supporting the nonprofit’s programs and has featured such memorable moments as Bonnie Bramlett singing “Superstar” and three straight years of Michael McDonald reprising his hits – isn’t just marking a quarter-century milestone, it’s also the end of an era, as Tuduri, now 75, plans to scale back future events.
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“When I was a kid, you two were old ladies. Now I’m old, and you two are still old.”
Eddie Tuduri, founder of TRAP, onstage for last year’s Benefit Concert at the Lobero (photo by Rick Carter)
Band fame and his keyboardist-song writer wife Diane Steinberg Lewis, who previously collaborated with Tuduri to compose “Let the Children Live Another Day.” The Music Academy children’s choir SING! will provide the choral back ing for the latter, the opening song of Saturday’s show.
“I was hardly out of the hospital when we did our first concert in a small courtyard before working our way up to the Lobero in the early 2010s,” recalled Tuduri, who also battled cancer in recent years. “I’m not getting any younger. But we’re going to do something special this year. They’re all such luminous players and I’m really grateful they’re coming out to help us again.”
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“People love the program and make it their own to teach TRAP – which has musical notation and the drum as the core of everything from mathematics to social skills – on a regular basis,” he said about the work that is his true legacy. “Having the drum as the tactile compo nent makes learning fun.”
Walk, swim, paddle, motorboat, sail, row, kayak, or boogie board on over to the end of Marina 1 at the Santa Barbara Harbor at 4 pm Sunday, September 25, for the latest installment of the series featuring local singer-songwriters and rockers cranking out the tunes aboard the Sojourner, moored in a slip in the marina’s S Finger. Today’s guest is Santa Barbara stalwart Spencer Barnitz , who has played just about every indoor and outdoor venue in town at one point or another in a four-decade career, fronting one of the iterations of his band Spencer the Gardener. Landlubbers can also listen in from the sandspit beach at the end of the flaglined wave-breaker pathway. Info at facebook.com/musicfordinghies.
Music for Dinghies
The Santa Barbara women who make the event happen (photo by Baron Spafford)
What’s not scaling back is TRAP itself, which has helped thousands across the country and in countries including Ecuador, Thailand, and Syria via the curriculum developed by Tuduri.
“Throughout the pandemic this orga nization has maintained and increased its charitable community programs such as Serenity House, the Loan Closet, commu nity and palliative care, music therapy, and bereavement services,” observed Co-Chair Lufkin. “For the last 18 years the Yacht Club has hosted this event as our way to give back to an organization that has touched so many lives.” She credited the Charity Regatta committee – all mem
bereavement counselors, medical social workers, music therapists, and chaplains who remain dedicated to comforting and supporting patients throughout all stages of life. The 2022 Regatta also included a Memorial Boat Tribute during which fresh flowers are cast into the sea in memory of departed loved ones, a ceremony instituted last year as a result of the pandemic.
Ace Frehley, while Hot Tuna’s Jack Casady autographed a ukulele.
All seven of Figueroa Mountain’s brew ery-taprooms, including the one in the Funk Zone downtown, get a five-day head start on ushering in October with their annual Figtoberfest 12-5 pm on Saturday, September 24. The dirndls are pressed and the steins are in a line for the afternoon adventure that includes a Stadium Beer Pong Tournament, both Keg Holding and Stein Hoisting endur ance competitions, and even a Yodeling Contest to see who can claim the title of the next Bavarian Idol. Chomp down on bierock, a Bavarian pastry stuffed with beef and cabbage, plus, schnitzel, bratwurst, and pillowy pretzels, and chug down the new batch of the brewery’s spe cial Figtoberfest beer. Cheers!
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bers of the SBYC Women – and VNA staff including Lailan McGrath, VNA Health Foundation Director, and Easter Moorman, Development Director, for the extraordinary teamwork needed to make the event the success that it was.
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Commodore Eli Parker and his wife, Wendy, with memorial flowers (photo by Baron Spafford)
Presentation of the check to ShahPresidentCEO/VNAKieranbyEliParker,SBYC(photobyBaronSpafford)
Sigrid Toye is an Educational and Behavior Therapist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology, a freelance writer, and a storyteller. She loves all things creative, including her two (adult) Regatta
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Steven Libowitz has covered a plethora of topics for the Journal since 1997, and now leads our extensive arts and entertainment coverage
The event includes a special live auction during intermission for such unique items as guitars signed by the full Zac Brown Band, another by Kiss’s
his San Ysidro Ranch-style farmhouse, with 1963 mid-century modern layout, is just a block from the actual San Ysidro Ranch. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac on 1+/- acre, this property is in a rural setting with a large oak-shaded garden, and ocean views from the garden. This two-story home features an open floor plan with cozy and contemporary interiors. The living room is anchored by an impressive fireplace and built-in bookcases.
Featuring a recent upgrade, the kitchen features stainless-steel appliances, stone countertops, and an adjacent breakfast nook with bay window. The primary suite overlooks the front courtyard and enjoys an en suite dual-vanity bathroom with a soaking tub. From the recirculating stream and expansive lawn in the front yard to the abundance of fruit trees, pergola, and shaded brick patio in the back, this garden par adise is the ideal outdoor entertaining space. The premium location along the coveted “Alston Corridor” is convenient to fine dining, shopping, and beaches.
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Recently updated, the home offers new finishes, flooring, and appliances. The open kitchen has a spacious dining area and storage/cabinets. There are beautiful outdoor spaces for entertaining, patios, and gardens with mature landscaping, and a tranquil patio, perfect for a jacuzzi or wellness area. There is a large two-car garage with lots of storage. Common area amenities include sidewalks, wide, easy to navigate streets, pool, and spa.
118 Coronada Circle – $2,495,000
860 Ladera Lane – $3,250,000
Mark and his wife, Sheela Hunt, are real estate agents. His family goes back nearly 100 years in Santa Barbara. Mark’s grandparents – Bill and Elsie Hunt – were Santa Barbara real estate brokers for 25 years.
his is the lowest-priced home on the market in Montecito’s 93108. The two-bed room, two-bathroom home with bonus room and 1,800+/- square feet is in the enclave of Coronada Circle on Eucalyptus Hill and is an ideal getaway or full-time residence for those that want hassle-free living close to everything Montecito and Santa Barbara have to offer.
closer to $800,000.
239 Rametto Road – $3,200,000
There is an elevator to the second floor and the two rooms upstairs are larger than average bedrooms. Drenched in sunlight, each second-floor bedroom has a full, pri vate bathroom. Ocean views are visible from the front, upstairs bedroom, while the primary bedroom overlooks the majestic hillside of Montecito. Laundry, fireplace, and private balconies all complement the second floor. Natural foliage and stone paths, hardscape areas, and greenery provide that Montecito feel.
723 Via Manana – $6,475,000
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Remodeled in 2010, the chef’s kitchen features granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. An intimate and comfortable dining room features exposed high beam ceilings and stunning skylights creating a warm, welcoming ambiance. There are primary suites on each level. With four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, an artist’s studio, and beautiful gardens, this home is truly an example of Montecito liv ing. All this on a low to no traffic street within the Montecito Union School District, near hiking trails and dining at “The Ranch.”
Here are a few of the lesser-priced homes in Montecito on the market as of this writing.
Charming and private, this single-level, three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage offers a serene getaway, and is one of the lowest-priced homes on the market in the 93108. Situated on just under half an acre, this private oasis enjoys a great indoor/ outdoor flow, with beautiful gardens and an ideal location in the lower foothills just above the Montecito Club.
n a prime East Montecito location, surrounded by open spaces and many more expensive homes all around, one enters this property through the wooded driveway, revealing the 4,000-square-foot, three-bedroom (formerly five), three-bathroom estate, with a two-car garage, on a manageable, .62-acre lot. Boasting a Spanish style and mul tiple fireplaces, the home includes a modern kitchen with storage, a sun-drenched great room with three sets of double doors, wood beam ceiling, and a stone fireplace.
Emcee Andrew Firestone leading the fundraising event for our LCS 32 USS Santa Barbara (photo by Priscilla)
The cavernous stage at the venerable Granada Theatre was socially gridlocked with more than 200 guests for the sixth annual Legends gala emceed by the ubiq uitous Andrew Firestone
Welcome fanfares were played by a Santa Barbara Symphony brass quintet as well as “O Fortuna” from Orff’s Carmina Burana, which is opening the orchestra’s season next month.
Tacos and Tequila for a Cause
Since 2000, ShelterBox has helped more than two million people following more than 300 disasters in nearly 100 countries.
“The monies raised pays for additional touches to the ship to make it more of a home from home for the crew, as well
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Emcee Andrew Firestone helped raise more than $350,000 to outfit the 127-foot trimaran hulled aluminum 70-crew vessel, the third to be named after our tony town, which was launched in Mobile, Alabama, in October by the ship’s sponsor Lolita Zinke, using a bottle of Folded Hills wine made by former polo patron Andy Busch and his wife, Kim
Among the guests at the fun fête, co-chaired by Anne Towbes and Merryl Snow Zegar, were Brooks and Kate Firestone, Ed and Sue Birch, Dan and Meg Burnham, Barbara Burger, Richard and Annette Caleel, Roger and Sarah Chrisman, Barry and Jelinda DeVorzon, Mary Dorra, Robert and Chris Emmons, Lynn Kirst, Tim Mikel, Jane Lynch, Leila Drake, Merryl Brown, Wayne and Sharol Siemens, Janet Garufis, Miles Hartfeld and Gretchen Lieff, Bruce Heavin and Lynda Weinman, Morrie and Irma Jurkowitz, George and Laurie Leis, Kostis Protopapas, Joan Rutkowski, Luke Swetland, and Nancy Schlosser
It was one hull of a night when 50 mar itime mavens turned out for a commis sioning bash for the USS Santa Barbara at the Summerland estate of Pat and Ursula Nesbitt
A Legendary Night
Tenor Adam Diegel sang “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot accom panied by Tim Accurso on piano with presentations made by actor Christopher Lloyd, a former recipient, Art Merovick, and Teri Jory.
2022 is a particularly big year for the popular charity.
The sunset soirée, an immersive expe rience of the charity’s lifesaving work, included interactive demonstrations of shelters and equipment, used in such trou ble spots as Ukraine, Yemen, and Haiti.
All being well, we should see the new $400 million ship, which has a 15-foot draft, allowing it to navigate shallow waters, and a top speed of 40 knots, next year.
Parker Family: Robin and Jess Parker, mother Sue Parker, and Chris and Marisa Parker (photo by Priscilla)
Front (from left): Derek Swafford, Janet Garufis, Tom and Laura Fisher, Suzi (photoSwafford,Back:Schomer;MicaelaLaurieandGeorgeLeis,andKathrynandPeterMartinbyPriscilla)
Among the supporters noshing on food from Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill and quaffing Codigo tequila, J. Wilkes wine, and Goodnight Loving
Zinke and former Secretary of the Navy the Hon. Richard V. Spencer (76th Secretary of the Navy)
Palmer and Joan Jackson, who have contributed to hundreds of nonprofits over the years, five-time Grammy Awardwinning record producer Allen Sides, and Rodney Gustafson’s 28-year-old State Street Ballet.
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“Daughters are better at taking care of their mothers than sons.” Livia Soprano
International locally-based chari ty ShelterBox raised around $250,000 from 175 guests at a Tacos and Tequila party at the Summerland estate of John McGovern, who also received this year’s Community Partnership Award from president Kerri Murray.
‘USS Santa Barbara’ Cruising Along
USS Santa Barbara Sponsor Lola Zinke, SBNL Commission Chair McTague,Kevinand hosts Ursula and Pat Nesbitt (photo by Priscilla)
The recipients, who have illuminated and advanced the performing arts in a significant way, were philanthropists
Among the hoard of supporters were Eric and Nina Phillips, Miles Hartfeld and Gretchen Lieff, Catherine Remak, Rebecca Brand, John Palminteri, Keith and Mary Hudson, Allen and Anne Sides, Adam McKaig, Ralph and Diana MacFarlane, Tom and Karla Parker, Rick Oshay and Teresa Kuskey Nowak, Wayne and Sharol Siemens, Alan and Lisa Parsons, Diana Starr Langley, Kristi Newton, Holly Murphy, Kathryn Martin, KEYT-TV anchors C.J. Ward and Beth Farnsworth, Fred Brander, and sheriff Bill Brown.
as helping crew members with scholar ships,” explained commissioning com mittee chair Kevin McTague.
Among the supporters were former U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, Brooks and Kate Firestone, Leslie von Wiesenberger, Keith and Mary Hudson , James Buckley , Brenda Blalock, Arlene Montesano, and Mark and Andrea Alfano.
“In addition to all the grants we usually provide for First Responders, we recent ly undertook a new initiative to fund and manage the provision of counseling services for every firefighter in Santa Barbara County and their families.”
I remember going with her to the City of Light for a party at Le Palace for fan-fluttering German designer Karl Lagerfeld when Soraya, the former empress of Iran, was carried in on a Venetian gondola carried by six hunky escorts while French nightclub queen, Régine, sang “I’ll Survive.”
I met Roxanne, who studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, when I was a gossip columnist on Star maga zine through an English colleague, Robin Leach, who went on to fame and fortune as the host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
“I think all families – you know my father passed recently this summer – and when all families come together for a com mon ceremony, that ritual of burying your dead, that is an opportunity for peacemak ing,” Oprah, 68, told the TV show Extra, on which I used to be a correspondent. “And, hopefully, there will be that.”
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“Obviously Law & Order cannot reflect that reality. It would be unwatchable.”
“I’ll probably go and make another record soon and write and tour the world after this, which will be so great,” she told Drew Barrymore on her TV talk show...
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Since the 1981 opening of the legendary Wine Cask restaurant to his launching of the infamous Wine Cask Futures program in 1984, to his partnership with Qupe’s Bob Lindquist and Au Bon Climat’s Jim Clendenen in 1986 for Vita Nova Winery, or to his starting the Margerum Wine Company in 2001 and Barden Winery in 2012, Doug has been an instrumental
Nominated Winemakerforof the Year
Film Pioneers Honored
Santa Barbara warbler Katy Perry, 37, is set to start work on her first album in two years after her last album Smile, sold more than 70,000 copies.
Justin Bieber and Montecito’s Ariana Grande, will pay her $20 million and $60,000 a month for child support for their three children – Jagger Joseph, 7, Levi Magnus, 5, and Hart Violet, 3, according to TMZ.
Her photos were everywhere, including Vanity Fair, French Elle, V magazine, and American Glamour. She also did numerous advertising campaigns, includ ing Dior, Barney’s New York, and British designer Vivienne Westwood.
The siblings’ relationship appeared to fracture after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were stepping down from their royal duties and leaving the monarchy behind to relocate to the U.S. in early 2020.
He will keep their former $65 million Brentwood home in the settlement, as well as a Gulfstream G450 jet and 100 pieces of artwork, including by Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.
Oliver noted Wolf, 75, had a close behind-the-scenes relationship with the NYPD employing officers as consultants and boasting about the access he had.
He was awarded Leading Actor in a Miniseries or TV movie for his role as Dr. Samuel Finnix in the Hulu series that depicted the devastating opioid crisis.
Dick Wolf, Montecito creator of the long-running TV series Law & Order, has been roundly criticized by British comedian John Oliver, 45, on his HBO show Last Week Tonight
Oprah Winfrey says she hopes that “burying the dead” will help Prince Harry and Meghan Markle finally make peace with the Royal Family a year after the couple’s explosive interview with the former TV talk show titan.
Rock manager Scooter Braun, 41, who just bought a $36 million, 19,000-squarefoot six-bedroom, 12-bathroom four-acre estate on Hot Springs Road, has settled his divorce with ex-wife, Yael, after seven years of Braun,marriage.whomanages Canadian singer
He then revealed a past interview with a Law & Order writer who said if the series depicted police in a more realistic critical way, the NYPD would make it “very difficult” to continue filming in the Big“CruciallyApple. it all makes a lot of choices that significantly distort the big picture of the police,” says Oliver, adding the right offender is usually arrested midway through an episode – and justice is done by the Oliverend.complained that not every court case is solved so quickly and about “97 percent of cases” don’t go to trial.
From musings on the Royals to celebrity real estate deals, Richard Mineards is our man on the society scene and has been for more than a decade
New Album on the Way
Santa Barbara Museum of Art trustee Michael Wilson, along with James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, are being honored as Pioneers of the Year by the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.Inaddition, they will have their hand print bronzing ceremony in Los Angeles thisTheweek.foundation’s fund provides finan cial support and services to individuals in the theatrical entertainment community who are encountering an illness, injury, or life-changing event.
On the Case
Actor Larry David and Ted Danson chatting at the San Ysidro Ranch.... Actor Chris Pratt picking up lunch at Mesa Burger... Lynda Weinman shop ping at Pierre Lafond.
ShelterBox sup porters Randi and Harry Rabin with the legendary Steve Postell Band (photo by Priscilla)
vodka from Austin, Texas, were KEYTTV anchor C.J. Ward, Dan Encell, Pat Nesbitt, emcee John Palminteri, Jeffry Cadorette, Abe Powell, and Mark Whitehurst. The Steve Postell Band pro vided the music.
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On a personal note, I remember leg endary New York photographer Roxanne Lowit, who has died at the age of 80.
Roxanne also became a good friend of Yves St. Laurent and was a frequent guest at his parties in Paris and his home in Marrakech, Morocco.
A Record Win
Montecito’s Michael Keaton, 71, has become the first actor in history to win five major TV awards after triumphing at the Emmys last week for his performance in Dopesick
Santa Barbara winemaker Doug Margerum has been nominated Winemaker of the Year for the 23rd anniversary of Wine Enthusiast’s coveted Annual Wine Star Awards, which honors individuals and companies that make outstanding contributions to the wine and alcohol beverage world.
Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, appear to have reunited with William, now Prince of Wales, 40, and wife Kate, 40, in the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death.
Words of Advice
part of our Eden by the Beach’s success as a global food and wine destination.
The “Roar” hitmaker has been busy with her ongoing Las Vegas residency PLAY at the Resorts World Theatre, but she has big plans for when the lucrative run comes to an end.
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Three bedroom, two bath California Bun galow from the 1920’s is available from Oc tober 1st for at least one year. This charming craftsman with many upgrades throughout the years, has original wood floors, gorgeous living room fireplace, and is totally fenced and gated for privacy. Primary bedroom has a walk-in closet with separate cedar closet. Large laundry room with washer/dryer, and spacious dining room off the kitchen. Lo cated in the Montecito School District, steps to Miramar Beach, upper and lower village shops and fine dining. Price: $9,500 per month. For information and showing, please call Marie Larkin, 805-680-2525
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