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Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation entices with cocktails, appetizers, makeovers, massages, auction, and fashion show featuring Lisa Gastineau and Andrew Firestone at Saks Fifth Avenue for storewide fundraiser,


The BEST things in life areFREE5 12 April 2012Vol 18 Issue 14Real Estate ViewIt boasts 11,000 square feet, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, guesthouse and pool and its toxin free, p. 39Village BeatMontecito Fire Department recipient of $50,000 grant from Arthur J. Gallagher and Firemans Fund, p. 29Our TownEl Montecito Early School teachers and kids take on Treasures of Africa Childrens Center in Tanzania, p. 24 THIS WEEK IN MONTECITO, P. 10 CALENDAR OF EVENTS, P. 40 MONTECITO EATERIES, P. 42The Voice of the Village SSINCE 1995SBusiness blossomed in Qatar for Diana Dolan, owner of Porch on Santa Claus Lane, and Erica Moreno of Flora Vida, p. 6Mineards MiscellanySakS & the CityTeddy Bear Cancer Foundation entices with cocktails, appetizers, makeovers, massages, auction, and fashion show featuring Lisa Gastineau and Andrew Firestone at Saks Fifth Avenue for storewide fundraiser, p. 37 5 12 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 2 The Voice of the Village 5 12 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 3Panoramic Ocean/Island Views Carpinteria - $3,995,000The Premiere Estates of Montecito & Santa BarbaraOffered byRANDY SOLAKIAN(805) 565-2208www.montecitoestates.comLicense #00622258Exclusive Representation for Marketing & AcquisitionAdditional Exceptional Estates Available by Private Consultation 5 12 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 4 The Voice of the Village Jump in with a Tennis, Swim and Fitness membership at theSanta Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. Sports, social events, and much more! Join the fun in a beautiful, relaxed family-friendly setting.SBPOLO.COMSplish CALL (805) 684-6683 FOR SANTA BARBARAS BEST MEMBERSHIP VALUE!sbp04129_MJ_Swim_ad_FNL.indd 1 2/20/12 9:10 AM5 Editorial Te lowdown on the choppers above; Cold Spring Arch Bridge suicide prevention barrier erected after long last 6 Montecito Miscellany Local forists chosen to decorate royal wedding in Qatar; Hilary Burkempers dog meal delivery service; Helen Simonsons frst novel a hit; Dennis Miller hosts Circle of Life lunch; Sally Kellerman sings Upstairs at the G; Masterseries comes to an end; Creditors at Alhecama; Brian Brooks Moving Company performance; Kardashian update; Denise Rich puts penthouse up for sale; sightings 8 Letters to the Editor Former First District County Supervisor Naomi Schwartz and Montecito Planning Commission member Sue Burrows praise JAmy Brown; Bill Korchinski challenges Ernie Salomans claims; S. Daugherty brings CARE to our attention; Larry Larsson, lawn bowling afcionado 10 This Week in Montecito Anacapas Breakfast Club; Cold Spring hosts kindergarten orientation; Maison M trunk show; tour Coal Oil Point Reserve; 2nd Night Passover Seder at Montecito Country Club; board meeting at Cold Spring; MA meets; MUS food drive; spring rose celebration Tide Guide Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach12 Village Beat Plaque ceremony commemorating David Myrick; MFPD receives $50,000 grant; Cacique Street underpass unveiled; Sycamore Canyon is re-opened after several years; Bruce Rottman selected to participate in national conference; All Saints seats Vestry; Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation throws Saks & the City event; corrections & omissions 14 Seen Around Town Laguna Blanca Come Fly With Us fundraiser; annual American Heart Association luncheon; SBCC Campaign For Student Success20 Ernies World Ernie reluctantly switches banks21 Seniority Ms Teel speaks with senior deputy district attorney Vicki Johnson about senior scams 24 Our Town El Montecito Early School dedicated March to adopting and sending care packages to an orphanage in Africa 32 On Entertainment Irma Tomas makes her SB debut; Circle Bar B celebrates 41 years; Tim Minchin brings musical comedy show to Lobero; pop acts around town33 Food Talk Casa Blanca is Tom and Adam Whites newest venture34 Trail Talk Father of the Ranch House Clif May was also a horseman, musician, and pilot38 Sheriffs Blotter Possible residential theft on Jameson Lane; car chase results from gang fght; Distracted Driving Awareness Month39 Real Estate View Six estates in Montecito went on the market in March40 Calendar of Events UCSBs Primavera Festival; 1st Tursday; Yo-Yo Ma returns; flm short festival; Curious Cup hosts book tour; SB Festival Ballet production; Linda Newlin at Lobero; Human Rights Film Festival42 Guide to Montecito Eateries Te most complete, up-to-date, comprehensive listing of all individually owned Montecito restaurants, cofee houses, bakeries, gelaterias, and hangouts; others in Santa Barbara, Summerland, and Carpinteria too43 Movie Showtimes Latest flms, times, theaters, and addresses: theyre all here, as they are every week44 93108 Open House Directory Homes and condos currently for sale and open for inspection in and near Montecito45 Classifed Advertising Our very own Craigslist of classifed ads, in which sellers ofer everything from summer rentals to estate sales46 Local Business Directory Smart business owners place business cards here so readers know where to look when they need what those businesses ofer47 Legal AdvertisementsINSIDE THIS ISSUE5 12 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 5 If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to Dorothy ParkerChoppers Above, Power Lines BelowJust before press time we received the following e-mail: Four days of constant helicopter traffc over Montecito and Mountain Drive foothills: whats going on? Inquiring minds want to know... Hope the Journal will fnd out for us! Not too much later, we received another couple of inquiries about the choppers, so we began our due diligence and called Administrative Assistant Geri Ventura, whos been with the Montecito Fire Protection District for nearly twenty years and knows just about everything that occurs in and around the village.We are pleased to report that the four days of the chopper invasion did not forewarn of another Kardashian-style Montecito wedding or anything of the sort. [Southern California] Edison had been doing some work in the Cold Spring Creek foothills area, Geri informed us after she checked with her source at Edison. The helicopter crews, she says, were out there inspecting the integrity of the power grid and conducting maintenance and observation work on the structures before weeds and other growth obscured them.The Suicide Prevention BarrierWeve been in favor of the construction of a suicide prevention fence over the Cold Spring Arch Bridge on Route 154 ever since the idea was first put forward nearly six years ago. We are pleased to see that it is now fully installed and in service. Anyone that had walked out on that bridge before the barriers installation immediately realized how easy and, dare we say, inviting it would have been to a vulnerable and depressed person. All one had to do was lean forward and it would be all over in an instant. The for-midable fence makes such an outcome much less likely. Congratulations to those that pushed the idea over the objections of those that believed it would detract from the bridges distinctive profile. Admittedly, it does detract somewhat, especially as one drives over the bridge, but the future lives saved make the slightly inconvenient aesthetic disturbance well worth it. Hats off to all involved.Reining In Runaway Power in WashingtonWeve always felt it was important to note that the [Supreme] Courts authority does not stem from the Courts own assertion of its own powers. It is deeper down, in the writings of the Founders themselves, and part of the American bedrock. It exists at the Federal level and in the constitutions of the states. The idea of separated powers was first put down in plain language in our laws in the constitution of Massachusetts, which noted that the aim was to have a government of laws rather than of men. It is a mark of our cynical age that Mr. Obama would challenge these assumptions. One can attribute the error of judgment to the fear that once the Court gets its back up and decides to hold the Congress to the powers that are enumerated in the Constitution, its not just ObamaCare that is in danger but the whole regime of runaway power in Washington. [italics ours] Editorial, New York Sun April 2 MJEditorial by James BuckleyHelicopter crews under the guidance of Southern California Edison have been working in the Montecito foothills doing scheduled maintenance on the power gridModel: Becky Arthur Dress: Joseph Ribkoff Photographer: David Palermo Theres something about a new dress... 5 12 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 6 The Voice of the Village Olivier began his career studying in his native France at the Lycee Professionel, then completed his formal studies at the exclusive Dessange Academy in Paris. Inspired by some of the greatest innovators in Hair he became a Master of the Balayage technique. 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