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From t he EDITORS

Our Fall Edition of the “Village Insight” With Summer passing quickly and the kids back in school, we look to enjoying some quiet time before the Holidays begin. We present you with our beautiful Fall and Fifth Edition of our Digital Magazine. Our Summer was active with continued sales in all price ranges. Short sale transactions, which are stressful for all parties involved, seem to be on the rise. Our sellers, buyers and agents need to be aware of the process and expect many bumps in the road. The investor buyer is back in the market and we are seeing multiple offers on properties that are priced well. These are very stressful times for many of our friends and clients. Our agents at Village Properties continue to keep a positive, calm attitude about our housing market and work hard to help our clients make the right decisions whether they are selling or buying. We feel our relationship with our clients is a team effort and our job is to listen to our clients needs, get the necessary information for them and help guide them to the right decisions. A recent quote from National Assoc. of Realtors Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun said, “that rising rents, record high affordability conditions and investors buying real estate as a future inflation hedge bode well for real estate, though it is now a question of lending standards and consumers having the necessary confidence to enter the market.” Our collaboration with MoveGreen, a local moving and storage company to raise fund for the Teacher’s Fund is going very well. We still need many more sponsors before our Golf Tournament Event is here on October 21, 2011. Let us know if you can help our much needed local classrooms with supplies they need to make our children’s experience better. Again, thank you for keeping Village Properties in mind when it comes to Real Estate. We love our community and are proud of our profession.

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McClean Vineyards

From Vietnam Veteran to successful wine maker, Michael McClean, owner of McClean Vineyards, has become one of the most talked about wines.

Featured Listing

This one of a kind listing is located right on the sand!

The Lux Properties

Showcasing some amazing Estates, Beach Homes & Ranches

24 | How to Find the Perfect Property Helpful tips on searching for that dream property. 26 | The Collection Browse through truly stunning properties, all available this fall.

36 | Your Trash Find out what happens to your trash and helpful ways

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Village Land Lots

Always wanted to build your own house of your dreams? See the lots we have listed!

Village Agents Fall Events

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On The Sand No expense has been spared to create this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on the sand. Features include, vanishing French doors, beamed ceilings, fireplace, gourmet kitchen, a sumptuous ocean front master suite, climate controlled wine room, upstairs den or 2nd master suite, two balconies, an outside patio with built in spa & so much more. Page 12

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Relax Beneath the Oaks Watch Hill Estate $7,900,000 (page 26)

"When wine enlivens the heart, may friendship surround the table." - Oliver Wendell Holmes


t hasn’t been long since California wine growers discovered just how well grape varieties could grow in the state. California’s Central Coast region, specifically, is especially desirable for growing Rhône grapes such as Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier. Since the “discovery” of the region’s affinity for growing high quality grapes, the reputations of wines produced in Paso Robles and surrounding areas have skyrocketed. Wines from California’s Central Coast are now “on the map” more than ever before.

How It All Began

While Michael and Judy McClean now spend their days tending to vines and enjoying the fruits of their labor (literally and figuratively), their roles as wine producers in the Paso Robles area came about as a result of luck and

intuition. The story begins in 1978 when they both participated in a wine tasting class at Cal Poly Pomona. It was then and there that they realized their love for one another, as well as for wine. Specifically, they both had a special fondness for wines made from red grape varieties. This proved to be the framework for their futures together. In 1993, they moved to a parcel of land in Templeton, California (a city “next door” to Paso Robles) that today they describe as nothing less than “magical.” At the time, the land they acquired was occupied by an old almond orchard. Mike and Judy realized that the thick and lush undergrowth and vegetation made the land perfectly suitable for grape vines. This profound intuition was combined with healthy amounts of ambition when the

two decided to plant Syrah grapes (which were still relatively foreign to California soil). For the next year, the McClean’s watched their grapes come to life.

Then One Day...

More luck came “around the corner” when Ken Volk, then owner of Wild Horse Winery in Templeton, drove by the McClean’s estate and took considerable notice of their first year’s crop. After walking around the property for hours, he became so impressed with what the two had accomplished in only one year of operation that he offered them their very first contract. The Syrah grown on Michael and Judy’s little parcel of land was to be the “backbone” of Wild Horse’s Syrah program. After a time of producing fruit for Wild Horse, the two realized that the quantity and qual-

Its All about

 giving back! While Michael and Judy revel in the success their wine has seen since its inception, the success that the Syrah is in enjoying means more to the McClean’s than just dollars and cents. A veteran of the United States military himself, Michael McClean donates ten percent of his annual sales to the Armed Forces Foundation, which assists in the rehabilitation of soldiers returning from overseas. While he may identify himself these days as just a grape grower by trade, Michael understands he will forever be a military veteran, and has made a commitment to assist those of similar circumstance.

ity of the grapes they produced would give them the opportunity to create their own label. From that point, the dream of seeing the name McClean on a bottle of wine went from a far-fetched fantasy to an achievable reality.

Start the Ball Rolling!

Since the launch of the McClean Vineyards' label, Michael and Judy have seen their product garner considerable praise and recognition in the Paso Robles area. Sunset Magazine used the Syrah for its wine club’s Christmas gift box, and the 2003 vintage Syrah received a silver ribbon at the Mid-State Fair, one of the region’s most notable community events. In the Summer of 2011, the McClean family’s Syrah took on new ground when Steve, Michael and Judy’s son, decided to sell and market his parents’ Syrah in Southern California. Armed with his parents’ stellar product and a genuine entrepreneurial spirit, Steve quickly gathered together a team of salespeople to “get the word out” about his parents’ wine. Steve’s confidence came in large part from his belief that

a successful business is comprised of three core ingredients: a great story, a worthwhile product, and dynamic storytellers. With only a few short months into the Southern California operation, Steve McClean and his band of “storytellers” have been met with phenomenal successes, placing the Syrah in some of the most prestigious dining locations the region has to offer.

It is clearly evident that the story of how McClean Vineyards came to be is a wonderful one - a story of idealist whims transformed into tangible successes.

McClean Vineyards Syrah is a story with many themes, most notably luck, intuition, dedication, work ethic, and appreciation for one’s passion. To this day, Michael and Judy McClean produce their Syrah with care and appreciation for the land they “stumbled” upon years ago. With their son now at the helm of the sales operation, their story is ripe for the telling. So, as they say, the story continues… Written by: Brent Bracamontes bibracamontes@gmail. com

A little bit of this... 

...and a little bit of that Current wines by McClean Vineyard's 1 2003 Private Estate Reserve Syrah Estate Reserve 1 2004 Private SOLD OUT Syrah 1 2005 Private Estate Reserve Syrah 1 2005 Private Estate Reserve Syrah Rosé 1 2006 Private Estate Reserve Syrah Rosé 1 2007 Private Estate Reserve Syrah Ruby Visit us at:

michael@mccleanvineyards 805.441.7514 • Templeton, CA

Carpinteria's An Architectural Digest worthy property, no expense has been spared to create this “quality� 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on the sand. Features include, vanishing French doors, beamed ceilings, fireplace, gourmet kitchen, a sumptuous ocean front master suite, climate controlled wine room, upstairs den or 2nd master suite, two balconies, an outside patio with built in spa & so much more.

C a rpi n teri a , C a lif o rn i a Lot Size – 50 x 227 Bedrooms – Three or four Bathrooms – Three

his private beach front jewel, on Padaro Lane, one of Santa Barbara’s finest beach locations, also described as the “New Gold Coast” by The Wall Street Journal, is second to none. This shingled, two story home has been tastefully transformed into one of the most beautiful retreats on the lane. A few of the many features include: a main floor master suite with sumptuous bathroom, beamed ceilings, hickory floors, vanishing French doors for the ultimate beach side entertaining, gourmet kitchen, an upstairs master suite or den, a private beach side spa and fountain, Crestron system (smart house) and a temperature controlled wine room. A truly unique beach side residence awaits the most discriminating buyer.

Offered at $8,450,000 Gregg Leach 805.886.9000 Visit page 23 for more details about this listing.



La Pumada Montecito, Ca

Reginald Johnson, circa 1929, is arguably Montecito’s most significant

estate! Nearly 5 private & useable acres boast spectacular ocean, island & mtn views. Grand main residence w/sumptuous bdrm suites, screening room, wine cellar, billiards rm, elevator, 2 gst houses, detached office w/ bath, tennis ct, tennis/pool pavilion & garages for 8+ cars. Offered at $29,500,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

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Saladino Villa Montecito, Ca


rafted of local stone in the 1920’s, the Saladino Villa was restored by designer John Saladino. Offering 6 bedrooms, 9 fireplaces, 2 parcels, 13+ ocean view acres, pool, 1 bedroom attached guest apartment and “parklike” gardens. Juxtaposing light and dark, old and new, classical and modern with the timeless interiors that reflect Saladino’s style. Offered at $24,500,000 Mitchell Morehart 805.565.4546

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Oceanfront Estate

A very special & private beach front family compound in exclusive & gated Sandyland

Cove includes a 6 bedroom main house, a 1 bed guest house with living room, tennis court, swimming pool & spa, 3+-car garage on 1 +- acre with apx. 95 ft of beach frontage. One of the largest parcels on the “Cove.� Properties like this are almost never on the market.

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Offered at $19,950,000 Gregg Leach 805.886.9000

Vineyard & Winery

This 103 +/- acre view property in Happy Canyon provides spectacular residences coupled

with a premium 26 acre vineyard and a compact winery. The 7,000+/- sq. ft. Main House and 1000 +/- Guest House are complemented by a 2,000+/- sq. ft. Managers House, Winery and Garage complex. All these buildings are tile-roofed in a Mediterranean style. The 26 +/- acres highly rated vineyard is planted to Bordeaux, Syrah and Sangiovese varietals.

Offered at $16,500,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

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Ocean & Mountain Views MONTECITO, Ca


ommanding a serene hilltop, this newly-built Med estate offers 20+/- acres of unrivalled privacy and seemingly endless ocean and mountain views. All spaces are warm and intimate and at the same time ideal for entertaining. 4 bedrooms in main house (1st floor Master), formal Living Room and Dining Room, game/media room, exquisite wine cellar (3,000+/- bottles) plus 1-bdrm guest house & pool.

Offered at $15,900,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

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Pamoramic Views Ojai, Ca

Perched atop of Sulphur Mountain Road in Ojai, newly built Spanish

style home exudes refined elegance in naturally rugged & extremely private/serene setting. STUNNING panoramic views of mountains & ocean, boasts 100+ ac, over 7,200 sqft with lots of outdoor terrace. Spanish colonial mission style with superb craftsmanship. Pool, spa & barn-great for orchard/equestrian development.

Offered at $15,000,000 Natalie Grubb-Campbell Wayne Natale 805.565.8879 805.680.7227

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Majestic Estate Montecito, Ca


nparalleled ocean, island and mountain views abound from this 2 story majestic estate nestled adjacent to the famed San Ysidro Ranch Hotel in the heart of Montecito's Golden Quadrangle on 3+ stupendous acres. The main residence boasts 10,000+sq ft and offers all the amenities a discerning buyer would expect. Exceptional outdoor entertaining areas, truly a one of a kind estate.

Offered at $14,700,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

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Son Sereno Santa Ynez, Ca

Remarkable 116 acre wine country/

equestrian estate. Designed by L.A. based Michael Palladino of Richard Meier and Partners. 6 bedrooms/ Chef ’s kitchen, and amenities include salt water swimming pool, barn, mgr. house, irrigated pastures, riding trails. Offered at $13,500,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

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Villa Pelican

Nestled with in the renowned beach community & historic gated enclave of Fernald Cove is

a very private beach front estate, known affectionately as “Villa Pelican”. Situated on .7 acres offering +/- 6,700 sq ft of living space, the estate is a true example of Monterey Colonial style arch. With exceptional ocean, island & mountain views. 115’ +/- of gated beach frontage with cabana & guest house complete this estate.

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Offered at $12,950,000 Natalie Grubb-Campbell 805.565.8879

Exquisite Mediterranean Montecito, Ca

Exquisite gated residence reminiscent of the Italian countryside & situated on a private 11+ acre parcel with panoramic ocean, harbor & mountain views. The finest detailing throughout this 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bath main house + a 1 bedroom guest house with separate gated drive. Garages for 5 cars, designed by Marc Appleton. Offered at $12,950,000 Gregg Leach 805.886.9000

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remarkable compound Santa Ynez, Ca


on 65 +/- Ac. this truly remarkable compound with multiple residences offering a variety of living quarters on the ranch, award winning vineyard, 5 hole golf course, pool, tennis court & professional horse facilities incl. a large covered riding arena. 3 car garage attached to main home + an additional 3 car garage w/office & guest house. Offered at $12,500,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

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Exquisite Estate Offered at $11,500,000

Exquisite Montecito - located at the top of a private, gated drive, this property has breathtaking Pacific Ocean & Channel Island views. Appointed w/the finest finishes, the expansive floor plan is perfect for entertaining or a quiet evening at home.

Elberta Pate 805.565.4549 Susan Pate 805.895.9385

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European Country Estate

Built in 1918, this estate has been lovingly restored with

attention given to every detail. Steps from Montecito’s Upper Village on 1.6 lush, mountain view acres. 5 bedroom main house + 2 superb guest houses, 2 swimming pools, romantic historic gardens, and extensive outdoor entertaining areas!

Offered at $9,690,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

On The Sand Carpinteria, Ca


n Architectural Digest worthy property, no expense has been spared to create this “quality” 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on the sand. Features include, vanishing French doors, beamed ceilings, fireplace, gourmet kitchen, a sumptuous ocean front master suite, climate controlled wine room, upstairs den or 2nd master suite, two balconies, an outside patio with built in spa & so much more. Offered at $8,450,000 Gregg Leach 805.886.9000

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The Perfect Property

What a great time to buy Real Estate! But how do you find that property you have been dreaming about? Read on! by Dana Istre


f you’re looking to buy real estate now, you’re in luck. Those of us who have been Realtors for a while can’t recall any time in recent history when two elements of the market place have existed simultaneously: low sales prices, and low interest rates. Usually, you find just one or the other. So for you, the buyer, everything seems to be weighted your way. Now, all you have to do is find that property you’ve been dreaming about. But, how to go about finding it? Well, after you’ve made a call to your Village Properties agent, there’s a lot you can do to make the process of buying easier. First, you should meet with a lender if you’re going to need a loan. Or, even if you don’t need a loan, you may still want to put a loan on the property if it will be your primary residence, to take advantage of the mortgage interest tax deduction as well as current low rates. Once you’ve met with the lender you’ll know exactly what your maximum purchase price should be, based on your particular financial picture. The lender can issue a “pre-qual” letter for you to use when making an offer on a property. This letter “pre qualifies” you for a certain loan and most sellers will want to see this letter attached to the purchase contract, or within a very short time of acceptance. With this document, you 26 - Village insight


will be seen as a serious, and able, buyer and this can be very important when competing with other buyers for wellpriced properties. Next, have a long conference with your Village Realtor to discuss the following: your price range, the size and type of house you need, and the location you favor. These matters should be discussed in detail, but here’s a quick summary of possible issues. 1. Price. Your desired maximum price will determine lots of things, especially a property’s condition. If you enjoy improving a property, a “fixer” would get you the most house for the money at the outset. Or, if you don’t mind being a landlord, you could consider a duplex or a property with some income potential, which would mean your purchase money would go further. It’s important to be frank with your Realtor so that he/ she can search for a property with the widest possible acceptable parameters. Conversely, if you don’t want a fixer, and only want a single family dwelling, that’s important to convey as well. Of course, if price is your number-one consideration and you want to buy mostly for future appreciation, then you will need to understand that the world of short sales and REOs (bank-owned properties) is complicated: not only will you need to make decisions quickly, be will-

ing to compete with other buyers, but also have lots of patience. 2. Size. Square footage is important, especially to appraisers. But, for you, the buyer, there are other considerations that make exact measurements less of a factor. Some houses present themselves as much larger than their actual size due to high ceilings, large windows and open floor plans. So being stuck on the county assessor’s measurements can be a mistake. Still, you may really need a minimum number of rooms, especially a minimum number of bedrooms, and that’s important to explain to your Realtor. But, again, it’s good to be flexible. Sometimes houses advertised as having only two bedrooms, for example, may have extra rooms that could easily be converted into other bedrooms or an outbuilding perfect for guests. That’s where your agent is especially helpful. There’s no substitute for looking at property on a daily basis—which is what Realtors do. So, even if you make a list of your needs, that list should remain fluid. Your agent may surprise you with a property that, with just a little tweaking, can be transformed into just the right thing. 3. Style. If you’re new to Santa Barbara, or even to California, you may not be familiar with some of the Spanish architecture and the California Bungalow

"This is the best time to invest in real estate in 50 years..." - Cautious investment guru, Dave Ramsey, August 22, 2011 on Fox Radio

styles of many of our homes. It’s often helpful just to drive around the various neighborhoods to become acquainted with the variety of houses. That said, it’s also helpful to show your Realtor photos of your current or prior homes, or magazine pictures of houses you admire. That will give him/her an idea of what feels most “like home” to you. Studies have shown that most buyers select a home within only a few minutes of viewing it and their choice is often based on an emotional connection. Letting your Realtor know what kind of house you’ve chosen in the past can move a certain property to the top of the list. Aside from the element of style, there are other physical considerations to consider, such as whether or not to consider a two-story house, whether you want a large yard, and if you prefer a casual or

thing more rural. Your own lifestyle will help you decide whether convenience or solitude is more important. If you have children, you may want to be near their schools and activities. School districts themselves may matter to you. You can ask your Realtor to show you how to access the public school web site to get 4. Location. It’s a great idea to sit in test scores and also give you information the conference room with your Realtor about private schools in the area. and a Village Properties map. Looking at the orientation and layout of the All of the above information may be Santa Barbara area is extremely helpful. useful but the best advice is really this: It’s interesting just to see that the ocean listen to your Village Properties Realtor. is south of town and the mountains are You can spend a lot of time looking at to the north—an unusual situation for real estate online and in ads, but your a coastal town. You can use a marker to Realtor is the one who is out pounddelineate the different areas and neigh- ing the pavement every day looking at borhoods and become familiar with properties. And your Realtor is the one their names. For example, “Riviera,” with connections within the industry “Mesa,”and “San Roque,” are just a few that often offer information on properlabels often used in real estate ads. Your ties coming up for sale or properties not Realtor can describe the various micro- formally listed for sale. There’s just no climates and physical characteristics of substitute for the experience and daily these neighborhoods. For example, ar- knowledge of a good Realtor. eas close to the ocean can be foggy, and areas behind the mountain ridge are of- You can definitely find just the right ten sunnier and dryer. Some parts of property. It’s simply a matter of worktown offer great views and smaller usu- ing hand in hand with your Realtor. able yards, while other areas offer a great Together, your research and his/her exneighborhood feeling with sidewalks for perience will produce the best possible strolling in the evenings. You may want result. There’s nothing like the thrill of the convenience of an in-town location, putting a key into the front door of your or prefer the peace and quiet of some- very own home. On that day, as you walk through the rooms of your house, the feelings of excitement and satisfaction will make all the stresses of your search evaporate. formal lifestyle. All of these preferences and needs should come into play but not act as limitations. There could be a house your Realtor thinks has potential because he/she sees that it could be easily altered and with just a bit of change would end up being your ideal property.

Dana Istre Village Properties Realtor 805-451-0033

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Watch Hill Vineyard & Ranch

Approx. 122 ac., the Main home is 4,000+/- sq.ft. Constructed

as a traditional manor house with beautiful features throughout. Pool, 3 car garage, equestrian facilities, employee housing, a 18+/vineyard. Exquisite vistas surrounding hills and vineyards.

Offered at $7,900,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

Vista Del Rio


nchanting 50 +/- ac. horse ranch, retreat & compound. Magnificent Hacienda 3 bdrms, 4 1/2 baths home. Features a pool, European style 18 stall barn, 2 bdrm Guest House, a Ranch Apt., utility barn & shop, as well as a 3 bdrm Ranch Manager’s house.

Offered at $7,200,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

Oceanfront Paradise


njoy all the pleasures living on the beach! A beautiful & tranquil cove with panoramic ocean, island, coastline, & mountain views, rests this 3 bed/2 bath oceanfront home. Ideally located on 2.2 acres in the exclusive & gated Sand Point Beach enclave. Offered at $6,900,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

Palladian Style Homes


uilt in the style of grand summer cottages. This estate, built as a family compound w/2 legal lots & 2 homes, award-winning gardens, pergolas, arbors & lily pond. 1948: 4bd, 4 ba, 5700 sq ft, Oc Vu, pool, 1 acre. 1952: 1.2 ac, 2700 sq ft, 3/3, built around a courtyard,.

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Stunning mountain & lake views


tunning mtn & lake views. 2.9 lushly landscaped acres, over 9,000 sqft of structures w/impeccable attention to detail including 2 offices, downstairs master suite, 3 upstairs bds, guest hse, pool, barn, wine cellar. Ideal for entertaining indoors & out, formal or casual. Offered at $6,495,000 Colleen Beall 805.895.5881

Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle


nobstructed ocean, island & harbor views are found in this impeccably updated Plantation style estate on 6 private acres. Approx. 7000 square feet in the main house with 3 bedroom suites; include a generous master with fireplace & views. Offered at $5,950,000 Natalie Grubb-Campbell Brian Campbell 805.565.8879 805.683.7351

La Sonrisa

Gated Mediterranean on 1+ acre. Master suite & outdoor patios & pool are located on the main level & accessed by the main gallery with 2 bedroom suites on the lower level. There is also a versatile 4th bedroom/ pool house attached. Waterfall & gardens.

Offered at $5,900,000 Gregg Leach 805.886.

Picacho lane


2 acres on Picacho Lane. Massive specimen trees, sprawling lawns, majestic mountain views, lush gardens and a delightful & impeccable one story home with a charming guest house await. A rare opportunity! Offered at $5,850,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600 Village insight

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Stylish & Sophisticated


nique & contemporary gated estate on 1.3 ac with mountain views. Built in 2004 with many Green features, and a lovely indoor/ outdoor floor plan. Large pool/spa, outdoor kitchen & bbq, 3 spacious verandas. 2 car garage, 2 add’l detached structures. Offered at $5,500,000 Natalie Grubb-Campbell Elizabeth Wagner 805.565.8879 805.895.1467

Padaro Lane Beach Cottage

Adorable cottage sits above the sand in a premiere ocean front

enclave. Nearly one half acre with almost 100 feet of beach front. Enjoy it as it is or take advantage of plans designed by Neumann, Mendro for a stunning two story beach home with expansive views. Offered at $5,295,000 John Henderson 805.689.1066

Spanish Mediterranean

Recently completed single level ocean view Medit. masterpiece

with 5 bedrooms, formal living & dining, many fireplaces, library, walnut floors, chef ’s kitchen/family rm, outdoor entertainment at its finest, spa & top of the line everything! Offered at $4,995,000 Gregg Leach 805.565.8873

Tuscany Estate


estled on a very private 3 acre site with ocean views. Wonderful terraces which either flow out to or overlook the romantic gardens. The best kitchen for the serious gourmet. Incredible separate guest house. Al fresco stone dining loggia complete w/FP & views Offered at $4,850,000 Tim Walsh 805.689.6262 30 - Village insight


Ranch Estate


eautiful 20+ acres boasting a 3 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Gourmet kitchen with 2 large islands, walk-in pantry, great room, wood floors, Master suite includes 2 walk-in closets. Office, gym, media room, lots of storage. Large stable, legal 2nd rsdnce. Exceptional Views! Offered at $4,750,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

Rare Find


n the Santa Ynez Valley, Main Residence approx. 6,500 sq.ft., Includes 4 other residences, 3 barns totaling 58 stalls, 2 arenas, 2 hot walkers, hay storage and a 5,700 sq.ft. utility barn. Fenced and Cross fenced, irrigated pastures, paved driveway with gated entrance.

Offered at $4,500,000 Rebecca Riskin Wayne Natale 805.565.8600 805.680.7227

a Must See

1st time on the market, Don Nulty designed, featuring; a main level master suite, 1st level office/4th bedroom, 2 gracious upstairs bedroom suites with large balcony, a chef ’s kitchen, many doors throughout leading to the private gardens & patios. A must see! Offered at $4,500,000 Gregg Leach 805.565.8873

a Car Collector’s Paradise


ated Mediterranean Style Estate Compound, with over 23+ garage parking on 7 +/- acres! Custom built residence with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, gourmet kitchen, library/media room. Guesthouse over a 3 car garage. Tennis court, pool, & equestrian facilities! Offered at $4,495,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262 Village insight

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Italian Countryside Escape Exquisite Mediterranean $12,950,000 (page 20)

Miramar Beach Cottage


mpeccable 2 bedroom, 2 bath on the sand in Montecito. A-Frame beach house has been updated. Great open floor plan with vaulted ceilings & spacious living room with fireplace, light and bright kitchen, 2 view decks, and the sound of the crashing waves. Offered at $4,450,000 Natalie Grubb-Campbell 805.565.8879

Sand Point Beach


and mountain views from this 1+ acre beach front property. Enclave of rarely available ocean front homes. Guarded, gated. Privacy and serenity. 1940’s original shingled beach cottage, guest quarters, garage/workshop. Extraordinary property. Offered at $4,250,000 Beverly Palmer Susan Pate 805.452.7985 805.895.9385

Up A Private Lane


atley Manor is a tastefully remodeled Montecito estate with understated formalism. Main house has 3 bedroom suites with interiors that exhibit elegance including a grand master bedroom with fireplace, views of the grounds, a gracious bath. Offered at $4,250,000 Natalie Grubb-Campbell Brian Campbell 805.565.8879 805.683.7351

Impeccably rebuilt home


ocated in the Upper East is this Bay Area Shingle Style home. Built in 1900 for the Deere Butterworth family. Features a den paneled with antique English pine, 5 bdrms, on three floors. The lovely gardens include patios, pool and spa all on .86 acres. Offered at $4,250,000 Pamela Regan 805.895.2760 34 - Village insight


Stunning Views


separate parcels. 25 +/- total acres. Parcel A = 6 acres with Mediterranean Villa with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3 fireplaces, pool & hot tub. Parcel B = 13 ac. with guest cottage. Parcel C = 6 +/- acres of land & views. Ready to build your dream home! Endless Possibilities! Offered at $4,200,000 Patty Armor 805.350.4038

Jenae Johnson 805.452.9812

Prime Ballard Canyon Road

Main residence remodeled, features gourmet kitchen, family/

living room, formal dining room, 2 family rooms, informal dining area, upstairs master suite, downstairs children/guest wing, laundry & gym rooms, wine cooler/tasting room. Pool & BBQ areas. Offered at $3,995,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

Granada Tower - 7th Floor

This cherished home is perched above the masterfully restored

Granada Theater, where a wealth of world-class events & museums are steps away. Incredible 360-degree views of the city, mountains, harbor, and coastline are found at every turn. Offered at $3,795,000 Tim Walsh 805.455.5833

Birnam Wood Golf Club

Mediterranean Villa with exceptional quality in Montecito. 3 bedroom, 4.5 bath home features a grand living room, dining and spacious family room with gourmet kitchen and many amenities. French doors open to a covered terrace, patios and private gardens. Offered at $3,750,000 Patricia Griffin 805.565.4547 Village insight

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Romantic Riviera Jewel


legant Mediterranean Villa with ocean, island and city views is located in a prime Riviera location. This 3 bdrm stunning residence on a 1/2 acre, lushly landscaped parcel, awaits the most discriminating buyer. Offered at $3,495,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

romantic Mediterranean

On 7 acres with olive trees. 10,000 +/- of home, garages & shop. 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, large kitchen, formal living & dining rooms, & library. 4 fireplaces. Game room, gym, media room, steam room and future wine room ~ Beautiful salt water swimming pool / spa. Offered at $3,495,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

Impeccably rebuilt home

On A stunning, gated oasis remodeled to combine open, spacious

indoors with a tropical outdoor paradise through walls of vanishing glass. Master Suite retreat blends tranquility with a spa bathroom & steps out to the pool, spa & calming outdoor living room. Offered at $3,495,000 Adrienne Schuele 805.452.3960

La Cumbre Country Club


orgeous contemporary Mediterranean home with panoramic views overlooking La Cumbre Country Club, golf course and lake. Comfortable resort living with so much privacy, its ideal for dual living. Built-in dipping pool, spa and fountains. Offered at $3,395,000 Louise McKaig 805.637.4774 36 - Village insight


Riviera classic estate


ituated on the Riviera, this classic Mediterranean estate offers true Santa Barbara living. It is an elegant and immaculate 5,200+/sq ft beauty, featuring classic archways, high ceilings, French doors, Juliet balconies, and several patios. Offered at $3,295,000 Gail Shannon 805.448.7887

Classic Monterey Colonial


lassic Monterey Colonial designed by J. Plunkett in 1935, 4 bedrooms, living and dining rooms with fireplaces & French doors leading out to the lawn & 75’ pool, paneled library & remodeled kitchen/family room, water well and meter. Offered at $3,295,000 Gregg Leach Ed Edick 805.969.8900 805.565.8866

enchanting & pristine


n a coveted Montecito neighborhood, this 3 bdrm, country cottage offers casual living at its finest. With a detached cottage & a park-like setting adjacent to a 40+/- acre natural preserve, this is a unique opportunity to find a bit of country in the heart of town. Offered at $3,195,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

Impeccably rebuilt home

Outstanding one-level contemporary in Birnam Wood, designed

by Jim Morris. Recently remodeled, it offers high ceilings, a 50 ft gallery, top-of-the-line appliances, beautiful golf course, and mountain views. Offered at $3,100,000 Elberta Pate 805.565.4549 Village insight

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Your Trash

Chances are you don’t give it much thought after tossing it in the brown or blue bin. But what happens to our household solid waste once it leaves the house? Truth is, it’s a mystery to most of us. So I decided to sort through the myths and misunderstandings. I had never planned on having a public discussion about household waste, but the more that I learned about our local landfill (it’s filling up!), recycling & composting, the more I realized how much I misunderstood. So I felt compelled to write about it. by Nicole Byrnes Patterson 


"A: Metal and glass stay

o get some straight answers I went to my friend Alelia Parenteau. She is the energy analyst for the city of Santa Barbara as well as the co-owner/ founder of GreenProject Consultants, a waste management company that focuses on reducing the overall waste generated by events, be it weddings, conventions or birthday parties. GreenProject Consultants were the waste management crew at the 2010 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival who successfully diverted 85% of the waste generated at the event from the landfill through recycling and composting.

of air. With the absence of oxygen organic matter, for example a banana peel, degrades or gets consumed by anaerobic bacteria. The byproduct of anaerobic biodegradation is methane gas. Methane gas is a really potent green house gas, more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfills are the largest human-generated source of methane. Furthermore, if food does biodegrade in the landfill, whatever is left behind will not be useful. Even if it becomes good compost, nothing will grow in it because it’s likely to be contaminated by the toxic materials that are in the landfill.

Nicole: What would you say is the biggest misunderstanding about landfills?

(Side note: according to the EPA Americans generate trash at an astonishing rate of 4.6 A: Ours is filling up. It is almost full. Some pounds per day per person, which translates to predict that it will be full in the next 10-15 251 million tons per year. Whoa!). years.

Alelia: The biggest myth is that things biodegrade there. Every day Santa Barbara’s landfill is sealed, creating an anaerobic environment. This means there is no oxygen. Not even organic matter can biodegrade naturally in a landfill because of the lack

in landfills for thousands and thousands of years. Plastic will probably be there forever."

(Side note: every year Americans throw away (not recycle) enough paper and plastic cups, forks, and spoons to circle the equator 300 times, according to the Clean Air Council). N: Forever!? Wow. How full is our landfill here in Santa Barbara?

N: OK. That is disturbing. So if something N: That is really soon! What can we do to like a banana peel has a hard time degrad- divert waste from the landfill? ing, how’s it looking for something like glass or plastic? A: Reducing your overall waste generation

is the number one thing to do. After that, recycling and composting are great options. N: I consider myself a seasoned recycler but I’ll admit – I don’t know what happens to the stuff I recycle once the trash man hauls it off. Can you tell us where that empty old can of beans ends up? A: After your can and all other recyclable materials are collected they are sorted by either humans, magnets or air blowing machines and at certain facilities eddy currents. It is important to keep in mind that recycling is a commodity that is bought and sold. That being said, after it is sorted it gets packed into bales and then sold to companies either domestic or overseas, who are going to melt it down to make new products. N: It sounds like recycling is pretty energy intensive but the benefits do outweigh the costs, right?

waste we send to the landfill. Keeping this waste out of the landfill helps to dramatically reduce green house gasses released into the atmosphere. It also reuses food scraps and green waste to produce rich soil that can be used for food production. These days it is more like: reduce, reuse, compost. N: What can and cannot be composted? A: A lot CAN be. Food scraps, fallen leaves, coffee filters and more. However, if you are doing it in your backyard it is advised to NOT add meats or dairy to your compost. This will help keep it rodent free. Although eggshells are great to compost. I have friends that compost their napkins, paper towels and tissues too, but these may take longer to biodegrade. I think many people are surprised by how much can be composted. N: Any common misunderstandings about composting?

A: The vast majority of the time, yes. Especially when concerning your can. In fact it is 95% more energy efficient to recycle an aluminum can than it is to make a new one because mining aluminum is extremely energy intensive.

A: It is easier to do than you might think. People tend to think that you have to have worms in order to compost, but there are actually a lot of different methods to compost. Including simply having a pile in your back yard.

N: Any other common misconceptions about basic household recycling?

N: Are there any resources you’d recommend for people who want to get started composting?

A: In order to recycle paper and plastic they cannot have food on them. This is because they do not have the structural integrity to allow them to be contaminated and still produce a viable recycled-content product or material. Also, since some items like plastic are shipped overseas, any food on them will rot en route and ruin the load. Furthermore tissues, napkins and paper towels cannot be recycled because they are typically soiled. N: Let’s talk about composting. You have mentioned that composting is the new recycling. Can you elaborate on that? A: Composting diverts a tremendous amount of waste from the landfill since organic material is one of the largest types of

A: There are endless websites on how to compost. There are YouTube videos that you can watch. The city’s website has a lot of information and the county of Santa Barbara offers discounted composting bins made by Earth Machine. N: Great! I will include links to that information at the bottom of this article. Thank you so much Alelia. This was informative and motivating.

Other tidbits of info for Santa Barbara residents: Got an old wrench that you don’t know what to do with? No problem. You can recycle all metal right in your blue recycle bin. Starting in July 2011 SB County waste hauling companies began accepting soft plastics in your blue recycle bin (until then Ziplocks, plastic bags and wrappers could not be recycled) but make sure they’re clean! Waste sent to the landfill from your trash bin is NOT sorted. It ALL goes in the landfill. Therefore a good rule of thumb is when in doubt recycle. Resources: • Information on purchasing a discounted Earth Machine residential compost bin • Visit the City of Santa Barbara website for tons of info on recycling, hazardous waste drop-off sites and composting • Learn more about GreenProject Consultants Nicole Byrnes Patterson Village Properties Realtor 805-284-7548

1966 East Valley Road

460 Alisal Road

1326 Estrella Drive

5 BD/6 BTH Offered at $2,995,000 Carolyn Wood, 805.565.8880

Commercial Building Offered at $2,995,000 Connie Meynet, 805.680.6001

5 BD/5 BTH Offered at $2,974,000 Adrienne Schuele, 805.452.3960

20350 Finney

2866 East Valley Road

2893 Hidden Valley Lane

110 Orizaba

7250 Domingos Road

2076 China Flat

3 BD/4 BTH Offered at $2,950,000 Gregg Leach, 805.886.9000

4 BD/3.5 BTH Offered at $2,690,000 Emily/Jackie, 805.895.3833 40 - Village insight


2 BD/3 BTH Offered at $2,895,000 Rebecca Riskin, 805.565.8600

3 BD/3 BTH Offered at $2,650,000 Carey Kendall, 805.689.6262

5 BD/6 BTH Offered at $2,895,000 Rebecca Riskin, 805.565.8600

3 BD/4 BTH Offered at $2,500,000 Don & Cecilia Hunt, 805.895.3833

1530 Willina Lane

4463 Meadowlark Lane 4 BD/5 BTH Offered at $2,395,000 Dianne Johnson, 805.455.6570

3 BD/4.5 BTH Offered at $2,295,000 Kelly/Mitchell, 805.895.4406

256 Las Alturas

1528 Miramar beach c

3165 Eucalyptus Hill Road

3791 Live oak road

3790 Roblar avenue

1220 Shoreline Drive

2 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $2,450,000 Mitchell Morehart, 805.689.7233

4 BD/4.5 BTH Offered at $2,250,000 Diana Fornas, 805.895.2777

3 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,995,000 Jonee Hanson, 805.455.6175

1 BD/1 BTH Offered at $2,195,000 Gregg Leach, 805.886.9000

4 BD/4 BTH Offered at $1,995,000 Carey Kendall, 805.689.6262

41 El Celito

4 BD/3.5 BTH Offered at $2,150,000 Lynn Golden, 805.570.5888

2 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,950,000 Bridget/Paul, 805.886.1300

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550 Bell Street

189 Hermosillo Drive 4 BD/4 BTH Offered at $1,895,000 Regina Magid, 805.451.1994

5 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $1,875,000 Don Hunt, 805.895.3833

929 Via Los Padres


333 El Cielito

2 +/- acres, commercial property Offered at $1,900,000 Judy Crawford, 805.588.1425

300 East islay

5 BD/3.5 BTH Offered at $1,799,000 Regina Magid, 805.451.1994

3 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,795,000 Judy Mansbach, 805.570.5555

3 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,795,000 Jackie Walters, 805.570.0558


235 Santa Rosa

1257 San Antonio Creek

2 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,750,000 Julie Barnes, 805.683.7392

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4 BD/3.5 BTH Offered at $ 1,749,000 Robert/Diana, 805.259.6318

4 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,699,000 Regina Magid, 805.451.1994

623 Alston Rd

3 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,695,000 Ron Madden, 805.284.4170

1919 El Eielito

2 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,595,000 Bridget/Paul, 805.886.1300

1634 Mira Vista Ave


3 BD/4.5 BTH Offered at $1,595,000 Julie Barnes, 805.683.7392

4 BD/1.5 BTH Offered at $1,599,000 Cara Gamberdella, 805.683.7336

4853 Vieja Dr

4 BD/5 BTH Offered at $1,550,000 Beverly Palmer, 805.452.7985


1213 Bel Air Drive

1435 Sycamore Canyon


4 BD/3.5 BTH Offered at $1,500,000 Adrienne Schuele, 805.452.3960

3 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $1,495,000 Vickie/Sharon 805.695.7264

3 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,549,000 Alyson Spann, 805.637.2884

3 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,495,000 Vicki Gorman, 805.259.6008

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1st Annual Movegreen Futures Golf Tournament benefiting the Teacher’s Fund Friday, October 21st, 2011 Glen Annie Golf Club Scramble Format Check-in 10:30am Shotgun Start 12:00pm Individual Player Golf & Cocktail: Cocktail Party Only: Foursome:

$175.00 $55.00 $600.00

Come join us for a round of Golf, or if Golf is not your game, join us for an extraordinary afternoon featuring: • • •

Cocktails Delicious Food Music

• • •

Mini Spa/Massages Gaming Tables Silent Auction

All proceeds from this tournament will benefit our local public and private schools. The Teacher’s Fund was created to benefit students and honor the teaching profession. Each year, the program provides thousands of dollars to purchase much-needed supplies that go directly into local classrooms from Kindergarten through 12th grade. 100% of the donations go directly to our teachers. When you help our children acquire a better education you’re making an investment in our future, hence the Futures Golf Tournament. For more information about Movegreen, visit For more information about the Teacher’s Fund, visit

To register, visit:

Thank you

to the following sponsors that are helping us support this amazing event:

Paul Cashmann from

734 Monte Dr

2 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,495,000 Bridget/Paul, 805.886.1300


2 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,495,000 Dianne Johnson, 805.455.6570

805 Marcelino Drive

810 Poinsettia Way


802 Camino Viejo

4 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,449,000 Carey Kendall, 805.689.6262

3 BD/3.5 BTH Offered at $1,395,000 Gregg/Phyllis, 805.969.8900

2 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,395,000 Sheela Hunt, 805.698.3767

3 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,350,000 Wade Hansen, 805.689.9682

2280 Banner Ave

4541 Camino Molinero

2922 Selwyn Circle

4 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,325,000 Ron Williams, 805.637.5699 46 - Village insight


4 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,295,000 Julie Barnes, 805.683.7392

4 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,295,000 Cecilia/Don, 805.895.3834

2741 Las Encinas Road

2280 Las Canoas Road 4 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,295,000 Julie Barnes, 805.683.7392

4 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,295,000 Wade Hansen, 805.689.9682

1519 Olive Street

2566 Banner Avenue

114 Coronada Circle

2697 Santa Barbara Ave

275 King Daniel

156 eucalyptus hill circle

2 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,295,000 Bridget/Paul, 805.886.1300

2 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $1,249,000 Marcy Bazzani, 805.717.0450

4 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,195,000 Wayne Natale, 805.686.7454

3 BD/3.5 BTH Offered at $1,225,000 Susan Pate, 805.895.9385

5 BD/4 BTH Offered at $1,195,000 Bob Curtis, 805.683.7333

633 Tabor Lane

3 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,225,000 Elberta Pate, 805.565.4549

3 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $1,195,000 Mary Lu Edick, 805.565.8871

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527 East Micheltorena St

2315 Whitney Ave

1461 West Hwy 246

115 Coronada Circle


4557 Auhay Drive

1655 Cougar Ridge Road

114 Eucalyptus Hill Circle

5180 Kara Lane

4 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,195,000 Gregg Leach, 805.969.8900

2 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $1,175,000 Carey Kendall, 805.689.6262

3 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,149,000 Wayne Natale, 805.895.4406

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3 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,175,000 Susan Pate, 805.895.9385

4 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,165,000 Connie Meynet, 805.686.7457

3 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,145,000 Mary Lu Edick, 805.565.8871

4 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,175,000 Nancy Rizzo, 805.403.2700

3 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $1,150,000 John/Robert, 805.331.7402

3 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $1,100,000 Carla Reeves, 805.689.7343

1433 Edison Street 1 BD/1 BTH Offered at $1,050,000 Wayne Natale, 805.895.4406

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by Nicole Dinkelacker


ack to School is a stressful time for children and adults. It’s a change and with change comes the process of transition. Each child and adult experiences transition differently. Some kids love to go back to school. Some kids have a really hard time adjusting to the structure and routine that the school year brings. Just getting the kids out of bed in the morning for school can be a major challenge!

classroom and in their schools. The Teachers Fund was founded in 2002 by the owner/brokers of Village Properties, Renee Grubb and Ed Edick to provide needed supplies to the classroom.

The Teacher's Fund is a way for everyone to help enrich the lives of our children through education. 100% of the donations go directly to fund requests from teachers in grades K-12.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Dr. Cash has agreed to join our district. We have great confidence in his leadership abilities in this challenging time and we look forward to even greater success for our schools and students under his stewardship. We hope our district staff The Teacher’s Fund is not just limited to and entire community will join us in Santa Barbara area schools. The Fund welcoming Dr. Cash back to Santa serves all the schools in Santa Barbara Barbara," said Board President Annette County, which includes Santa Maria and Cordero. Santa Ynez area schools. Go to www. for more information.

The Santa Barbara School district has also been undergoing some changes. Over the summer the elementary school district and the secondary school district merged into one school district now called, The Santa Barbara Unified School District. This unification resulted in increased revenues for the School District of up to $6 million dollars. It also allowed our elementary school districts Hope, Goleta, Cold Spring and Montecito Union to remain their own Thanks to the Santa Barbara Teachers Association (SBTA) and the California districts. School Employees Association (CSEA) The Santa Barbara School District started which both agreed to furlough up to out the summer with a $10 million 10 days this school year to help close dollar gap in funding. $6 million dollars the remaining $4 million dollar budget brought back a lot of staff that had deficit. The good news is the Santa received their pink slips and for that we Barbara Unified School District will are all grateful. I can’t think of a school only need to make $1 million in cuts community who wasn’t holding their and not $10 million. breath all summer waiting to find out if they would have the teachers and the Leadership is the key to effectiveness staff they needed to function effectively. of any organization. This school year brings a new Superintendent to replace At Village Properties, we know the Dr. Brian Sarvis who retired last school challenges that our teachers face in the year. Dr. Dave Cash has been hired 54 - Village insight


to take over the helm and he does not lack experience with our School District. Dr. Cash is a former principal at Goleta Valley Junior High and Dos Pueblos High School. He has 6 years of experience serving in the Superintendent Role at Clovis Unified School District and Claremont Unified School District.

Brian Sarvis (left) and Dave Cash (right) New leadership is also in place at 2 out of the 3 high schools in the District. Shawn Carey will be in her second year as Principal of Dos Pueblos High School. John Becchio, former Principal

of Santa Barbara Junior High is now the Principal of Santa Barbara High School. Ed Behrens, previously an Assistant Principal, is now Principal at San Marcos High School. New leadership will bring change. I think most people would agree that change is needed to improve the quality of education in our country, our state and our local schools. We have great public schools in Santa Barbara and we have public schools that could use some additional support. In order to be successful, all schools need the support of the community they serve. On the Westside of Santa Barbara, a new neighborhood development process is taking its first steps to engage community members to participate in THRIVE Westside. The main goal of THRIVE Westside is to build a cradle to career civic infrastructure focused on the development of strong neighborhoods of engaged parents, effective schools, integrated social services, safe recreational spaces, thriving businesses and authentic community connectivity.

generous community members and educators, with more than $4 million dollars contributed to date. For more information paste this link into your web browser: Page.aspx?pid=624. Outreach has begun through the schools on the Westside to reach parents to invite them to be a part of this new neighborhood development process. To learn more, contact Just Communities at or 805.966.2063 or attend 1 of 4 upcoming information sessions: • Harding University Partnership School, Family Resource Room: Thursday, September 8th, 8:30am to 9:30am • McKinley Elementary School, Cafeteria: Tuesday, September 13th, 9:00am to 9:30am

registration or other events, say thank you to your school leadership team and staff. They have probably been working all summer to make sure that Back to School goes as smoothly as possible.

Thanks to all of our Santa Barbara Educators and Staff for doing whatever it takes to make sure all of our children receive the quality education they deserve. Happy Back To School! Nicole Dinkelacker Village Properties Realtor 805-570-8444 President, Dos Pueblos High School PTSA P/T Development and Communications Specialist, Just Communities

• La Cumbre Jr. High School: TBD • San Marcos High School: TBD If you live, work or go to school on the Westside you are invited to participate in any of the above informational sessions and learn how you can: • Meet others who want to make the Westside better. • Create a community vision for the Westside.

THRIVE is supported by many collaborative partners, with initial seed funding provided by six major foundations in our region – HuttonParker Foundation, James S. Bower Foundation, Orfalea Foundations, Santa Barbara Foundation, The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation, and First 5 of Santa Barbara County. THRIVE is also supported by several

• Identify concrete community improvement strategies, initiatives, and goals. • Form action teams to implement your ideas. Determine how at least $10,000 in private funds will be used to make your ideas a reality. In summary, if you are on any school campus during back to school Village insight

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valley views 5 bd/4 bth, $998,000 Judy Crawford, 805.588.1425

charming home 3 bd/2 bth, $995,000 Julie Barnes, 805.895.9498

Great Location 5 BD/3 BTH, $986,000 Vickie/Sharon, 805.695.7264

Recently remodeled 3 BD/2.5 BTH, $949,000 Christina Ruelas, 805.452.9931

INCOME PROPERTY Triplex, $949,000 Julie Barnes, 805.895.9498

tasteful upgrades 4 bd/2 bth, $925,000 Vickie/Sharon, 805.695.7264

Polo Condo 3 BD/2 BTH, $899,000 Susie Maybery, 805.565.8884

custom home 4 bd/3 bth, $899,000 Carol Kruckenberg, 805.705.9297

Orcutt hilltop 3 bd/2 bth, $897,000 Margie Yznaga, 805.294.5050

ocean view condo 3 bd/2 bth, $895,000 John Henderson, 805.689.1066

Recently Updated 4 BD/3 BTH, $849,500 Wayne Natale, 805.680.7227

Luxury Condo 2 BD/2 BTH, $829,000 Kelly Knight, 805.895.4406

More Mesa 4 BD/2 BTH, $829,000 Gail Shannon, 805.448.7887

Trout Club 2 BD/2.5 BTH, $829,000 DeAnn/Elizabeth, 805.451.7488

Estancia Lucero 2 Units, $699,000 Ross/Paul, 805.455.8055

Duplex 2 bd/2 bth, $799,000 David Kim, 805.296.0662

Spacious Home 4 BD/2 BTH, $799,000 Judy Crawford, 805.588.1425

La Purisma Estates 3 BD/2 BTH, $785,000 Barbara Morr, 805.245.0455

Beautiful newer home 3 BD/3 BTH, $750,000 Jennie Bradley, 805.886.6644

Pride of ownership 4 BD/2 BTH, $749,000 Phyllis Lenker, 805.886.2345

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2 California Cottages 3 BD/2 BTH, $745,000 Wendy Bodnar, 805.681.8131

desirable Samarkand 3 bd/ 1 bth, $745,000 Don/Cecilia Hunt, 805.895.3833

new listing 5 bd/3 bth, $739,000 Margie Yznaga, 805.294.5050

Wonderful opportunity 5 bd/2.5 bth, $734,500 Ruscha Robbins, 805.259.7441

Downtown living 2 BD/1 BTH, $714,900 Louise McKaig, 805.637.4774

Plenty of room 3 BD/3 BTH, $699,000 Nancy Rizzo, 805.403.2700

Everything Turn-Key! 4 BD/3 BTH, $699,000 Nancy Rizzo, 805.403.2700

Bonnymede 1 bd/1 bth, $695,000 Ted Campbell, 805.886.1175

Storke Ranch 3 bd/2.5 bth, $675,000 Julie Barnes, 805.895.9498

Spacious & attractive 4 bd/3 bth, $659,000 Patty Armor, 805.350.4038

Inspiring views 2 BD/2 BTH, $650,000 Elle Seymour, 805.688.8858

craftsman condo 3 BD/2.5 BTH, $639,000 Aaron Gilles, 805.895.1877

Estancia Lucero 3 Units, $635,000-$599,000 Ross/Paul, 805.455.8055

Hope School 3 bd/2 bth, $629,000 Ross Harris, 805.886.2264

Sycamore Ranch 6 BD/4 BTH, $559,000 Patti Cotter, 805.680.0769

Commercial Building 10 office spaces, $595,000 Patti Cotter, 805.680.0769

beautiful townhome 3 BD/2 BTH, $569,000 Emily McBride, 805.252.2773

el escorial villa 1 BD/1 BTH, $569,000 Billy Mandarino 805.570.4827

LIVE IN PARADISE 1 BD/1 BTH, $565,000 Florence Formby, 805.695.7268

Spacious home 4 bd/3 bth, $549,000 Wayne Natale, 805.680.7227

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California Cottage 3 bd/2 bth, $549,000 Elizabeth Wagner, 805.895.1467

light & bright 3 bd/2 bth, $535,000 Sharon/Vickie, 805.886.8001

BEST LOCATION 3 BD/2 BTH, $535,000 Alyson Spann, 805.637.2884

GREAT OPPORTUNITY! 3 bds/4 bth, $499,999 Barbara Morr, 805.245.0455

ranch style 3 bd/2 bth, $467,000 Judy Crawford, 805.588.1425

beautiful Condo 2 BD/2 BTH, $479,000 Dog/Cecilia Hunt, 805.895.3833

great opportunities COMMERCIAL, $450,00 Nancy Rizzo, 805.403.2700

JUST reduced 3 bd/2 bth, $429,000 Carolene Davis, 805.455.4146

LIGHT AND BRIGHT 2 BD/2 BTH, $399,000 Carla Reeves, 805.689.7343

Fabulous town house 2 bd/3 bth, $393,000 Carla Reeves, 805.689.7343

CHARMING COTTAGE 2 BD/2 BTH, $389,900 Loyd Applegate, 805.570.4935

Valley Station 3 BD/3 BTH, $365,000 Patti Cotter, 805.680.0769

A vintage treasure 2 BD/1 BTH, $329,000 Barbara Morr, 805.245.0455

A must see 2 bd/1.5 bth, $299,000 Barbara Morr, 805.245.0455

Beautifully Remodeled 1 BD/1 BTH, $295,000 Billy Mandarino 805.570.4827

Great Value 2 BD/2 BTH, $285,000 Bryan/Christina, 805.452.9931

Rancho Santa Barbara 2 BD/2 BTH, $269,000 Julie Barnes, 805.895.9498

San Vicente MHP 2 BD/2 BTH, $249,000 Julie/Gail, 805.895.9498

SandPiper 3 BD/2 BTH, $230,000 Mike Long, 805.304.5664

La Cumbre 2 BD/2 BTH, $225,000 Daniel Warnars, 805.680.2712

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San Vicente Park 2 BD/2 BTH, $235,000 Lynette Naour, 805.705.6539

San Vicente Park 2 BD/2 BTH, $219,000 Julie/Gail, 805. 895.9498

Well maintained 2 BD/2 BTH, $145,000 Julie Barnes, 805. 895.9498

Spacious home 2 BD/2 BTH, $129,000 Jennie Bradley, 805.886.6644

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V illage Properties  Lan d Lots

SPECTACULAR SITE! $11,700,000 11.7 private acres with the majority being usable level & gently rolling. Spectacular site to create an exceptional estate where the view will never be blocked. Wayne Barker, 637-2948 Completion Project  $2,250,000 Harrison Design Assoc, for a classic Italian Mediterranean Villa, 5,400sq.ft., + pool & cabana, Land Use permit ready, considerable site and landscape improvements completed, MUSD.  Wade Hansen, 689-9682 Spectacular 1 acr $1,995,000 Buildable site with stunning ocean & mountain views. Unique opportunity to own one of the last premium ocean view building sites in Montecito. Emilie McMinn, 689-2726 SBFOOTHILLS  $1,975,000 In the Santa Barbara foothills on 4+ pristine acres. panoramic ocean views. Specimen trees, oak groves, hiking paths all on a private, gated lane called Las Montanas.  Bridget, 886-1300/Paul, 455-8055 3 large pastures $1,900,000 River front 20+/- ac. w/early 1900’s cattle barn & irrigated pastures. Developed into 3 large pastures of 5 +/- ac. each, all 3-rail fencing w/ non-climb wire & fully irrigated.   Carey Kendall, 689-6262 Opportunity$1,795,000 9+ private l acres, w/views. Lagoon-style pool + room to build. adjacent property offers pportunity for a buyer to own both parcels, create an estate on over 12 acres!  Rebecca Riskin, 565-8600 San Antonio Creek $1,595,000 4 High End homes in the exclusive San Antonio Creek Area. Tentative Map Approved 4.2 acre parcel with APPROVED Lot Split for 4 – one acre parcels.  Dianne Johnson, 455-6570

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flat top parcel $1,495,000 Mountain Views from this usable flat top parcel. Currently a container plant nursery - Ag Zoning, 2'' water meter. Currently in the Williams Act/AG preserve. Two parcels.  Carolyn Wood, 886.3838 NEW LISTING  $1,250,000 Build your dream home or compound. 5.4 acre site zoned for horses/agriculture with producing Cherimoya orchard. Ocean and mountain views with a private well.  Don & Cecilia Hunt, 895-3833 MOUNTAIN & OCEAN VIEWS $995,000 1.7 acres w/mtn & ocean view. All utilities underground. soil & survey reports & preliminary plans for 5,000 sq. ft.home are avail. Mtn View SD. Seller may finance lot.  Regina Magid, 451-1994 EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION $975,000 Incredible value. 3.5+/- acre view property. Private gated entrance, income producing orchard. Owner will consider carrying 1st T.D. to qualified buyer.  Pamela, 895-2760/ John, 331-7402 HOLLISTER RANCH $900,000 Hollister Ranch Opportunity. 1/3 undivided interest with Ag employee building right. Subject to co-tenancy agreement. Bring your family to the Ranch! Jenae Johnson, 452-9812 Upper East LOCATION  $897,000 Lot size is 10,200sf.Call listing agent regarding fully approved plans and paid permit and school fees. Ready to build now.  Paul, 455-8055/ Bridget, 886-1300 BEST Views  $895,000 Ocean & mountain views from this relatively level lot on the Riviera featuring a beautiful pool and plenty of room for parking. Perfect spot for a one level home.   Mary Lu Edick, 565-8871

ONE OF A KIND - MUST SEE! $799,000 Visit for a virtual tour. Additional lots of 1.8 acres available. Call listing agent for details. Darin Guglielmo, 698-6280 La Romana EstatesStarting at $795,000

A dream 20 years in the making - A rare opportunity to build your dream home in an exclusive gated community in the Santa Barbara Foothills.   Dianne, 455-6570/Renee, 689-2004 oak-studded 5 acres $639,000 Parcel has two approved building sites for building one's dream home with ridge top views and a valley site for the second residential unit.  Jonee Hanson 455-6175 Ballard Meadow Ranch  $595,000 Parcel A of PM 14,649. This is the first lot on the right as you enter Ballard Meadow Ranch from Baseline. Previously a part of 1775 Still Meadow Road.  Wayne Natale, 688-1620 MOUNTAIN VIEW LOT  $395,000 Buildable mountain view lot on oak-studded .66 acre+/- Build your own design; consider a prefab modular OR use previously approved & permitted plans. Paul Suding, 455-8055

Welcome Home La Sonrisa $5,900,000 (page 27)

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VIVIEN ALEXANDER (805) 695-7260

JANE ALEXANDER (805) 000-000

LOYD APPLEGATE (805) 565-8874

WAYNE BARKER (805) 565-8886

LYNN BAUERSFELD (805) 565-8890

MARCY BAZZANI (805) 565-4542

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NICOLE BYRNES (805) 565-8898

BRIAN CAMPBELL (805) 565-8550

SHANDRA CAMPBELL (805) 565-8872

TED CAMPBELL (805) 565-8875

VICKIE CRAIG (805) 695-7264

THOMAS DABNEY (805) 565-8608

KIM DORSEY (805) 895-2968

ED EDICK (805) 565-8866

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MARY LU EDICK (805) 565-8871

SHARON FISHER (805) 695-7265

FLORENCE FORMBY (805) 695-7268

DIANA FORNAS (805) 895-2777

AARON GILLES (805) 695-7267

PATRICIA GRIFFIN (805) 565-4547

NATALIE GRUBB (805) 565-8879

RENEE GRUBB (805) 565-8868

WADE HANSEN (805) 565-4552

ANN HARKEY (805) 565-8897

David Hekhouse (805) 565-8619

JOHN HENDERSON (805) 565-4545

KIM HULTGEN (805) 695-7270

CECILIA HUNT (805) 565-4554

DON HUNT (805) 565-4555

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DANA ISTRE (805) 695-7269

THOMAS JOHANSON (805) 565-4558

SUSAN JORDANO (805) 565-4544

SARAH KELLY (805) 565-8611

ROBERT KEMP (805) 695-7263

DAVID KIM (805) 695-7273

BRIAN KING (805) 695-7272

DINA LANDI (805) 565-8863

GREGG LEACH (805) 565-8873

GAYLE LOFTHUS (805) 565-8615

MICHELLE MABARDY (805) 565-8609

RON MADDEN (805) 565-4541

BILLY MANDARINO (805) 683-7384

SUSIE MAYBERY (805) 565-8884

EMILY MCBRIDE (805) 683-7359

EMILIE MCMINN (805) 565-8896

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HELGA MORRIS (805) 565-4551

BRIDGET MURPHY (805) 565-8605

CHARLENE NAGEL (805) 565-8878

BEVERLY PALMER (805) 695-7261

ELBERTA PATE (805) 565-4549

SUSAN PATE (805) 565-4548

JON PERKINS (805) 284-3660

PAMELA REGAN (805) 565-4556

REBECCA RISKIN (805) 565-8600

CHRISTINA RUELAS (805) 565-4559

BARBARA SAVAGE (805) 565-4540

Whitney Schott (805) 565-4540

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JOHN SENER (805) 565-8867

GLORIA VAUGHN (805) 565-8862

ELIZABETH WAGNER (805) 683-7388

LEE WALSH (805) 565-4553

TIM WALSH (805) 565-8881

JACKIE WALTERS (805) 565-4598

ROB WILLIAMS (805) 695-7277

JIM WITMER (805) 565-8601

CAROLYN WOOD (805) 565-8880

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Santa Barbara, CA - The Tearaways, featuring Village Properties agents David Hekhouse & Jesse Benenati along with band mates Greg Brallier, Fin Seth and Perry Benenati rocked the packed room at SOHO with Stones & Beatles covers that would make Sirs Mick & Paul proud. The band also shredded the room with a set of rocking original tunes. No doubt more than a few of the furious dancers will be in need of new Doc Martens. Opening for The Tearaways was Village agent Vivien Alexander’s band Mynx - look for a feature in the next issue of Village Insight. We want to let everyone know that in addition to their stellar real estate careers and music, David and Jesse run; We would have to guess it is a universal fantasy to be a rock star & this is your chance! Click on the link, check out their site & just try keep yourself from living the dream! Village Properties staff


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TIM ALLISON (805) 683-7330

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RACHAEL BISSIG (805) 683-7369

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GAIL COOLEY (805) 683-7379

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JOHN FAULKNER (805) 683-7358

CAROLYN FRYER (805) 681-8126

JOHN GAFFNEY (805) 681-8119

CARA GAMBERDELLA (805) 683-7336

VICKI GORMAN (805) 683-7347

DARIN GUGLIELMO (805) 683-7361

IAN HAGGERTY (805) 683-7367

TIFFANY HALLER (805) 683-7383

ROSS HARRIS (805) 683-7397

ROBERTA HEWSON (805) 683-7385

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JUNE LAULA (805) 683-7351

PHYLLIS LENKER (805) 683-7376

MIKE LONG (805) 565-8618

REGINA MAGID (805) 683-7396

JUDY MANSBACH (805) 683-7329

LOUIS MANZO (805) 683-7346

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JANINE MICHAUD (805) 683-7324

BRYAN MUNOZ (805) 681-8114

LYNETTE NAOUR (805) 683-7389


CARLA REEVES (805) 683-7341

JOAN ROBERTS (805) 683-7323

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MARTY RODGERS (805) 681-8111

RUSCHA ROBBINS (805) 695-7262

Jane Runyen (805) 689-5564

CHRIS SALVETTI (805) 683-7387

ADRIENNE SCHUELE (805) 683-7371

GAIL SHANNON (805) 683-7338

NANCY SOMBERG (805) 886-2102

ALYSON SPANN (805) 683-7331

STEPHEN STITH (805) 683-7368

PAUL SUDING (805) 683-7377

JENISE TREMBLAY (805) 683-7378

DANIEL WARNARS (805) 681-8120

MARTA WEEKS (805) 683-7311

GARY WELTERLEN (805) 683-7337

DEANN WILSON (805) 565-8610

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(805) 681-8121

MARGIE YZNAGA (805) 683-7334

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LISA ALLEN (805) 705-3460

PATTY ARMOR (805) 350-4038

JENNIE BRADLEY (805) 886-6644


VIRGINIA CLINE (805) 448-5769

PATTI COTTER (805) 680-0769

JUDY CRAWFORD (805) 588-1425

JONEE HANSON (805) 455-6175

JENAE JOHNSON (805) 452-9812

LYNN GOLDEN (805) 570-5888

CAREY KENDALL (805) 689-6262

DAVID McIntire (805) 688-1620

CONNIE MEYNET (805) 680-6001

BARBARA MORR (805) 245-0455

WAYNE NATALE (805) 680-7227

NANCY RIZZO (805) 403-2700

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ELLE SEYMOUR (805) 680-6677

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Village Properties, Santa Ynez

Fall Events

There’s always plenty to do in and around Carpinteria to Santa Yenz during Spring. Go ahead and explore!

Santa Barbara Butterflies Alive at the Natural History Museum September 1 - September 11 (10am - 5pm) Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Discover the magic of Butterflies Alive! and the wonder of nature as you walk through a luscious garden filled with beautiful plants and flowers, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies For more information call (805) 682-4711 or visit Exotic Botany September 1 - September 11 (10am - 5pm) Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Exotic Botany provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of EastWest interaction and highlights the importance of eastern botanical knowledge.

fruit, a still life abounds with social and cultural messages. For more information call (805) 963-4364 or visit Cloud Climbers Jeep & Wine Tours October 1, - October 31 (10pm-4:30pm Daily) oin us for a unique culinary adventure in Santa Barbara Wine Country. Sample fine wines, savory olive oils, a gourmet picnic lunch and an exclusive, behindthe-scenes vineyard tour. Small groups of 2 to 3 couples per Jeep combined with our personable & professional guides and a choice of over 30 wineries allow for an unforgettable wine tasting experience. Departing daily. For more information visit Science Day at the Zoo October 1 (10am-3pm) Santa Barbara Zoo

diSTILLed Moments: Still Lifes from the Permanent Collection September 1 - September 18 (11am-5pmdaily except Monday) Santa Barbara Museum of Ar

Calling all science enthusiasts! Science Day at the Santa Barbara Zoo is a fun way for teachers, families, and students to discover their community's world of science - from tracking animals through the wilderness to exploring the science behind gardening. Fun, hands-on activity stations are located throughout the Zoo and keepers will give special animal presentations.

Within a seemingly benign bowl of flowers or a succulent arrangement of

For more information call (805) 679-8500 or visit

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| UCSB Arts and Lectures Presents: Charlotte's Web November 6 (3pm) Campbell Hall, UCSB When a little gray spider named Charlotte befriends a pig named Wilbur, something terrific, radiant, and humble happens! Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops. Charlotte hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman she will create a "miracle." based on the beloved children's book by E.B. White, Theatreworks' production of Charlotte's Web features a madcap group of lovable farm animals in a poignant exploration of bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. Admission: $20 general For more information call (805) 893-3535 casso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910–12 November 05 - January 1 Santa Barbara Museum of Art The Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth are co-organizers of this intimately scaled exhibition, featuring approximately 15 paintings and 25 prints conceived by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso during one of the most prolific and intensely experimental exchanges in the history of art.

For more information call (805) 963-4364 or visit

Santa Ynez Valley Walk/Run/Bike for Cancer September 10 (8:00am - 03:00pm) This is a fundraiser for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Participants can either walk or run a 10K route (6miles) or ride their bikes either half metric century (31 miles) or a full metric century (62 miles). After the walk/run/ride, participants are treated to a four course luncheoln with libations and available massage. 100% of the proceeds are donated to cancer via the Lance Armstrong Foundation 75th Annual Danish Days September 16-18th We welcome visitors from around the world to join our celebration, as we reflect on our Danish culture in the 100 years of Solvang’s existence. Danish Days is an open invitation for guests and locals to celebrate the history of our beautiful town, enjoy our Danish hospitality, and recognize our strong ties to our Danish heritage.

Crush Party September 24 Join Gainey for their most popular event – a lively celebration of the Art of Winemaking! Enjoy an afternoon of grape-picking in the vineyard, cooking demonstrations, wine aroma demonstration, special barrel-tastings, barrel-building demonstration, the infamous BAREFOOT GRAPE STOMP, hay-rides through the vineyard, award winning Gainey wines, a souvenir wine glass, and a special Tri-Tip and Chicken Santa Ynez style Barbecue. There’ll also be a live band and dancing. Special discounts on Gainey Vineyard wines and a commemorative wine is being made for this event.

be touted featuring events such as the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum Vaquero Show & Sale, a celebration of Western art and accoutrements from November 11-13 and the Wildling Art Museum’s Santa Ynez Valley Artists’ Studio Tour from November 18-20 artweek. Planet Ultra Solvang's Finest Century Bike Ride November 12, (7:00am)

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100-mile or 100-kilometer (62-mile) bike ride through the Santa Ynez Valley begins at 7:00am at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Hotel, 555 McMurray Road, Buellton. Ride benefits the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Art Week November 12 - November 20

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the first Santa Ynez Valley Art Week will

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Village Activity Village Properties, the largest locally owned real estate firm in Santa Barbara County, is a beehive of activity. With over 150 dedicated, professional and experienced agents, it’s no wonder so many clients are helped each and every day with their real estate transactions. Here’s a quick overview of how our agents have been assisting their clients over the past three months. 1473 EDGECLIFF LN 1379 Oak Creek Canyon 4225 CRESTA AVE 1136 Glenview RD 1130 CHANNEL DR 4160 CRESTA AVE 565 PARA GRANDE LN 4672 Via Roblada 530 VIA SINUOSA 2123 FORGE RD 1021 LAS ALTURAS RD 1001 CIMA LINDA LN 227 PENNY LN 2685 PUESTA DEL SOL 1816 GARDEN ST 1360 East Valley Rd 3531 CHUPAROSA DR 277 San Ysidro Rd 1395 GREENWORTH PL 3106 EUCALYPTUS HILL RD 136 MORADA LN 5588 CAMPBELL RD 4966 CATHEDRAL OAKS RD 4966 CATHEDRAL OAKS RD 4233 RANCHO ASOLEADO 5511 Calle Arena 1080 CAMINO DEL RETIRO 82 - Village insight


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2345 Skyline Way 3891 NATHAN RD 886 CHELTENHAM RD 5621 KENT PL 2162 EAST VALLEY RD 403 Alameda Padre Serra 49 TOURAN LN 1189 EDWARD PL 5002 OAK RIDGE RD 1520 DE LA VINA ST 6790 Rincon Road 6839 Trigo Rd 5334 BERKELEY RD 4536 CARRIAGE HILL DR 1210 Miramonte Dr 2620 DORKING PL 467 ORANGE BLOSSOM LN 7742 JENNA DR 803 Creekside Place 1605 Villa Ave 3736 Brenner Dr 4440 Shadow Hills D Circle 515 W QUINTO ST 4004 Via Lucero #12 1825 SAN PASCUAL ST 754 DOS HERMANOS RD 555 DORSET CT 155 S ONTARE RD 705 W MISSION ST 3704 ARDILLA DR 63 SKYLINE CIR 3524 SAN PABLO LN 321 CEDAR LN 1411 CLIFTON ST 624 ANDAMAR WAY 1613 CALZADA AVE 212 SALISBURY AVE 5135 CONCORD PL 331 DOGWOOD DR 6105 CRAIGMONT DR 229 JESMARY B LN 725 W ANAPAMU ST

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81 Manzanita Drive 4689 ATASCO DR 471 Arden Avenue 1633 Elm Avenue 1713 Calle Cerro 554 POPPYFIELD PL 218 RANCH RD 526 W ANAPAMU C ST 1414 CARPINTERIA ST 113 LA PAZ AVE 4111 VIA ANDORRA A 7080 MADERA DR 3980 VIA LUCERO B 1426 ALMOND AVE 635 OLIVE ST 505 DAIRY WAY 407 W Pedregosa 20 St. 154 Valley Station Circle 5455 8TH 18 ST 5290 OVERPASS 14 RD 2770 San Antonio Road 611 w Sola 7 St. 333 OLD MILL 104 RD 619 Central 102 Avenue 333 OLD MILL 226 RD 2269 Sunrise Way 2077 Village Lane 593 Avenue of the Flags 340 OLD MILL 42 RD 4280 Calle Real 19 4326 Calle Real 84 3950 VIA REAL 253 333 OLD MILL 217 RD 4326 CALLE REAL 25 333 Old Mill 208 Road 3950 Via Real 198 30 WINCHESTER CYN 144 5700 VIA REAL 108 5700 VIA REAL 81

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Visit + Move + Live Santa Barbara County’s breathtaking coastline, friendly locals and endless outdoor activity make it a perfect vacation destination. So much so, that every year over 6 million people visit our fine city and surrounding areas. And some of them take it one step further - they relocate to make Santa Barbara County their permanent home. The following websites are provided to assist you in your journey. Whether you plan to visit, move and/or live in Santa Barbara or its neighboring cities, we hope you find the provided links helpful and enjoyable to peruse. SB County Website This site is a must go-to whether you are visiting, moving, or currently living in the Santa Barbara County. Provided by the County Of Santa Barbara, this site offers extensive information in many categories including living, working, business, vacationing and government agencies. Click here to visit website.

Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission This site is good for folks planning a visit to Santa Barbara and its surrounding areas. Visitor information, hotel tips, food and drink recommendations, general points of interest, as well as outdoor recreation, beaches and park listings are all at your fingertips. Or mouse. Click here to visit website. Wikipedia: Santa Barbara Even folks who have lived in Santa Barbara for a number of years will learn a new thing (or 2, or 3!) about their beloved American Rivera. Wikipedia has an superb (and extensive) reference guide to Santa Barbara County. Its many topics include, to name just a few; history, demographics, neighborhoods, education and transportation. Click here to visit website.

SB Chamber of Commerce A fully comprehensive site of living, working, business, visiting and government information for the Santa Barbara County. This site offers links and information to assist with career opportunities, services, maps, recorder and assessor, bid opportunities and emergency contacts. Click here to visit website. 84 - Village insight


Craigslist: Santa Barbara Craigslist is truly one helpful site. Find furniture, employment, even new friends! Click here to visit website. Santa Barbara County Schools The official site of the Santa Barbara County Education Office provides a comprehensive list of school districts in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Santa Ynez, Solvang, Goleta, Santa Maria and more. Click here to visit website. Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation A great blog site, updated often. The site contains excellent information about ongoing Parks and Recreation events. The website highlights the various recreation centers in the area, seasonal programs, classes and more. Classes and programs are available for youths and adults of all ages. Click here to visit website.

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Village Insight Fall 2011  

Village Insight has it all. Local stories, people and places. Real estate market news and insights. And lest we forget, a beautiful presenta...

Village Insight Fall 2011  

Village Insight has it all. Local stories, people and places. Real estate market news and insights. And lest we forget, a beautiful presenta...