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The BEST things in life are FREE 5 – 12 April 2012 Vol 18 Issue 14 Real Estate View It boasts 11,000 square feet, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, guesthouse and pool… and it’s toxin free, p. 39 Village Beat Montecito Fire Department recipient of $50,000 grant from Arthur J. Gallagher and Fireman’s Fund, p. 29 Our Town El Montecito Early School teachers and kids take on Treasures of Africa Children’s Center in Tanzania, p. 24 THIS WEEK IN MONTECITO, P. 10 • CALENDAR OF EVENTS, P. 40 • MONTECITO EATERIES, P. 42 The Voice of the Village S SINCE 1995 S Business blossomed in Qatar for Diana Dolan, owner of Porch on Santa Claus Lane, and Erica Moreno of Flora Vida, p. 6 MINEARDS MISCELLANY SAKS & THE CITY 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, p. 37

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The BEST things in life are

FREE5 – 12 April 2012Vol 18 Issue 14

Real Estate ViewIt boasts 11,000 square feet, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, guesthouse and pool…

and it’s toxin free, p. 39

Village BeatMontecito Fire Department recipient of

$50,000 grant from Arthur J. Gallagher and Fireman’s Fund, p. 29

Our TownEl Montecito Early School teachers and

kids take on Treasures of Africa Children’s Center in Tanzania, p. 24


The Voice of the Village SSINCE 1995 S

Business blossomed in Qatar for Diana Dolan, owner

of Porch on Santa Claus Lane, and Erica Moreno

of Flora Vida, p. 6

Mineards Miscellany

SakS & the City

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, p. 37

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5 Editorial The lowdown on the choppers above; Cold Spring Arch Bridge suicide prevention barrier

erected after long last 6 Montecito Miscellany Local florists chosen to decorate royal wedding in Qatar; Hilary Burkemper’s dog meal delivery

service; Helen Simonson’s first 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 J’Amy Brown; Bill Korchinski challenges Ernie Saloman’s claims; S. Daugherty brings CARE to our attention; Larry Larsson, lawn bowling aficionado

10 This Week in Montecito Anacapa’s 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 Ernie’s 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 Thomas 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 White’s newest venture34 Trail Talk “Father of the Ranch House” Cliff May was also a horseman, musician, and pilot38 Sheriff’s Blotter Possible residential theft on Jameson Lane; car chase results from gang fight; Distracted

Driving Awareness Month39 Real Estate View Six estates in Montecito went on the market in March40 Calendar of Events UCSB’s Primavera Festival; 1st Thursday; Yo-Yo Ma returns; film short festival; Curious Cup hosts

book tour; SB Festival Ballet production; Linda Newlin at Lobero; Human Rights Film Festival42 Guide to Montecito Eateries The most complete, up-to-date, comprehensive listing of all individually owned Montecito

restaurants, coffee houses, bakeries, gelaterias, and hangouts; others in Santa Barbara, Summerland, and Carpinteria too

43 Movie Showtimes Latest films, times, theaters, and addresses: they’re 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 Classified Advertising Our very own “Craigslist” of classified ads, in which sellers offer 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 offer47 Legal Advertisements


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5 – 12 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 5If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to – Dorothy Parker

Choppers Above, Power Lines Below

Just before press time we received the following e-mail: “Four days of constant helicopter traffic over Montecito and Mountain Drive foothills: what’s going on? Inquiring minds want to know... Hope the Journal will

find 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, who’s 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 BarrierWe’ve 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 barrier’s 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 bridge’s 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 Washington“We’ve always felt it was important to note that the [Supreme] Court’s

authority does not stem from the Court’s 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, it’s not just ObamaCare that is in danger but the whole regime of runaway power in Washington.” [italics ours]– Editorial, New York Sun April 2 •MJ

Editorial by James Buckley

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5 – 12 April 2012MONTECITO JOURNAL6 • The Voice of the Village •

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Florists Flown to Foreign Fête

Monte ito Miscellany

by Richard MineardsRichard covered the Royal Family for Britain’s Daily Mirror and Daily Mail before moving to New York to write for Rupert Murdoch’s newly launched Star magazine in 1978; Richard later wrote for New York magazine’s “Intelligencer”. He continues to make regular appearances on CBS, ABC, and CNN, and moved to Montecito four years ago.

Business is certainly blooming for two local florists who were handpicked by Paris-based

floral couturier Jeff Leatham to join a global team of 40 designers decorating the wedding of the son of the Emir of Qatar, the world’s richest country.

Leatham, the artistic director of the palatial Hotel George V in Paris – his work has included Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, as well as designing bash-es for designers like Valentino and Givenchy –, chose Diana Dolan, owner of Porch in Carpinteria, and Erica Moreno of Flora Vida in Santa Barbara, to fly on an all-expenses-paid first-class jaunt to Doha, the pul-sating capital of the small sovereign Arab state – population 1.5 million – encompassed by the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia.

The dynamic duo flew via Amsterdam to join the likes of South African design guru Colin Cowie, 50, and Panamanian party genius, Preston Bailey, 60 – he organized Oprah Winfrey’s bash for President Barack Obama at her 42-acre Montecito estate five years ago –, to prepare tens of thousands of orchids, roses, hydrangeas and calla lilies for the beyond extravagant nuptials of Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani – son of the 60-year-old rul-er’s third wife, Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al Thani–, to Sheikha Al Maha, the daughter of Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah.

“It was beyond unbelievable!” gush-es Diana, who met Leatham when they were part of a team working on the opening bash of the Wynn Hotel

in Las Vegas and, more recently, with Erica when they installed flowers at a wedding at the Biltmore last fall.

“Other florists and designers had been flown in from New York, Milan, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, and even Nepal. It was totally, totally over the top.

“Thousands of flowers were flown in from Holland and we all worked very long days to make sure that everything was absolutely perfect, with the flowers at the very height of

Florists Erica Moreno and Diana Dolan in Qatar after being hand-picked to join a global team of 40 designers to deco-rate the wedding of the son of the Emir of Qatar

One of the three different looks that went on the tables of the women’s celebration, this particular one had pink phaleonopsis orchids stems that were added on site, as well as five different glass vases that surrounded it that contained orchid heads and mango mini calla lilies

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If you have something you think Montecito should know about, or wish to respond to something you read in the Journal, we want to hear from you. Please send all such correspondence to: Montecito Journal, Letters to the Editor, 1206 Coast Village Circle, Suite D, Montecito, CA. 93108. You can also FAX such mail to: (805) 969-6654, or E-mail to [email protected]


Kudos to J’Amy Brown

You’ve done the community a major service by publishing J’Amy Brown’s article

explaining the “Montecito machinery” (“Who and What Makes Montecito Work” MJ # 18/13). And thanks to J’Amy for such thorough journalistic work. In addition to all the valuable information, she has left us with an appreciation of what it means when we say the whole is much more than the sum of its parts.

During the twelve years that I served as First District County Supervisor (1993-2005), I met many constituents who experienced a great deal of con-fusion and misinformation about how our community fits together. This is totally understandable, given the lack of a city structure and the various spe-cial districts that, taken together, make it all work.

Is it possible to have this article reprinted and made available in various places such as the library, Montecito Association – even Pierre Lafond’s? As we welcome new neigh-bors into Montecito all the time it would have ongoing value.

Best regards,Naomi SchwartzMontecito (Editor’s note: Sounds like a good idea

to us; we’ll be printing a couple hundred copies of J’Amy’s article and we indeed will make them available at the Montecito Association office, perhaps outside the entrance to Montecito Library if they’ll allow it. – TLB)

Excellent, Interesting, and Clear

What an interesting article (“Who and What Makes Montecito Work”); this is the kind of piece that could be used as a lesson plan for upper classes at our elementary schools. And so many of the newer, younger people in Montecito will better understand the way we are governed.

As a follow-up, I would suggest writing about the failed attempt at cityhood. We still read and hear about it, but most people probably don’t know the issues, the players, and how we lost cityhood by a few dozen votes (if memory serves). Of course, Joan Wells would be an excellent source – we had about 25 candidates for city council, and the top vote getter would have been our Mayor – that would have been Joan.

Anyway, excellent writing, interest-ing piece. I hope to read more of your work in the Journal; you write really

well, and with great clarity.Sue BurrowsMontecito (Editor’s note: Sue Burrows is currently

serving as one of five Montecito Planning Commission members – TLB)

Disputing Ernie’s “Facts”

In his recent letter to the Montecito Journal regarding the oil industry, Ernie Salomon makes a number of claims that are factually incorrect. Taken individually:

1) Mr. Salomon claims that “The refining capacity of the USA has actu-ally decreased over the last 30 years.”

In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that since 1985 U.S. refining throughput has increased by 33%.

2) The statement that “the oil com-panies are vertical so no one knows where they place their profits...” con-tains two claims, both incorrect. Firstly many oil companies in the United States are not “vertical,” meaning that they operate oil refineries but do not explore for oil. Secondly it is a simple matter to determine where oil com-panies “place their profits,” since all public companies make quarterly and yearly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These filings are easy to read, and clearly spell out revenues and costs by source.

3) Finally, Mr. Salomon says that “one thing is certain: the only indus-try that has higher... profit margins is the drug business, both legal and illegal.” Again, this is incorrect. Using the most recently-available SEC 10K filings, here are average net earnings divided by total revenues for the last 3 years for two oil companies and for a computer company: ExxonMobil 8.0%, Tesoro 0.6%, Apple 22.3%. Note that Apple’s net earnings are almost 3 times those of ExxonMobil, and are 37 times those of Tesoro.

Mr. Salomon would have done your readers a service had he prefaced his letter with the caveat that it was based largely on unsupported opinions.

Sincerely,Bill KorchinskiMontecito(Ernie Salomon responds: 1) We have

half as many refineries as we did in 1982, and they’re not meeting demands. Regulations, practical challenges, and eco-nomic factors all play a role. Though oil refinery productivity in the United States

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Montecito Tide ChartDay Low Hgt High Hgt Low Hgt High Hgt Low HgtThurs, Apr 5 3:13 AM -0.1 9:20 AM 5 03:18 PM 0 09:33 PM 5.7 Fri, Apr 6 3:56 AM -0.7 10:07 AM 4.9 03:52 PM 0.3 010:07 PM 6.1 Sat, Apr 7 4:43 AM -1 10:56 AM 4.6 04:28 PM 0.6 010:45 PM 6.2 Sun, Apr 8 5:32 AM -1.1 11:49 AM 4.2 05:06 PM 1 011:26 PM 6.2 Mon, Apr 9 6:25 AM -1 12:48 PM 3.8 05:48 PM 1.6 Tues, Apr 10 12:12 AM 5.9 7:25 AM -0.8 01:58 PM 3.4 06:38 PM 2.1Wed, Apr 11 1:05 AM 5.5 8:34 AM -0.4 03:27 PM 3.2 07:48 PM 2.5Thurs, Apr 12 2:13 AM 5 9:53 AM -0.2 05:02 PM 3.4 09:33 PM 2.7Fri, Apr 13 3:40 AM 4.5 11:09 AM 0 06:14 PM 3.7 011:23 PM 2.4

closer to home. James Wapotich is an experienced backpacker and has hiked many of the trails in our local backcountry, he is a Volunteer Wilderness Ranger with the Forest Service and is the author of Trail Quest, the weekly hiking column in the Santa Barbara News-Press. When: 7 pmWhere: Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 West Anapamu StreetInfo: 564-6946 THURSDAY APRIL 12

Food Drive at MUSTo benefit Unity Shoppe, donations can be left in the school’s parking lot. Items needed include baby food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, rice, soup and canned goods.Where: 385 San Ysidro Road


Prom Dress Boutique OpeningAssistance League of Santa Barbara will open doors to the Prom Dress Boutique on April 14. Over 600 new and almost new prom dresses – many from award-winning designers such as Jessica McClintock, Jovani, and Marc Jacobs – will be available for loan to all girls attending high school proms in the greater Santa Barbara area. Bring school ID. When: The Boutique will be open on Saturdays (April 14, 21, & 28 and May 5 & 12) from 11 am to 3 pm, and Wednesdays (April 18 & 25 and May 2 & 9) from 4 to 6 pmWhere: 1259 Veronica Springs RoadInfo: Dianne, [email protected] or 569-0785

Sketch SessionAll are welcome to the 23rd annual Kids Draw Architecture 2012 Sketch Sessions. Kids Draw Architecture is a program developed by the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara. Sessions are free, drawing materials are provided, and local architects and artists will be on hand to offer guidance. When: 1 to 3 pmWhere: Santa Barbara Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa StreetInfo: 965-6307 or

Sedgwick Reserve HikesThe rugged Santa Ynez Valley is the setting for a series of monthly interpretive hikes and nature activities open to the public each fall and spring on the 6,000-acre UCSB Sedgwick Reserve. The hikes run on the second Saturday of each month between October and May. Activities include three different themed hikes conducted simultaneously followed by a picnic with your own lunch, a tour of the newly-renovated barn, observatory, pond, and new Tipton House, a set up for painters at the pond, and use of a bocce ball court. Reservations required.When: 8:30 am


Cold Spring School Board MeetingWhen: 6 pmWhere: 2243 Sycamore Canyon RoadInfo: 969-2678


Montecito Association MeetingThe Montecito Association is committed to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the semi-rural residential character of MontecitoWhen: 4 pmWhere: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road


Exploring the Santa Barbara BackcountryA free slideshow about our local trails with Q & A with James Wapotich. Ever changing, the Santa Barbara Backcountry is a place of surprising diversity and rich scenery and most of it is within a couple hours of Santa Barbara. Slideshow will include images from the San Rafael and Dick Smith Wildernesses as well as trails


Kindergarten Orientation at Cold Spring SchoolAt the meeting, parents of new kindergarten students will receive preliminary information about the kindergarten program and will be able to register their children. An immunization record, birth certificate and proof of District residency is required. When: 6:30 pm Where: 2243 Sycamore Canyon RoadInfo: 969-2678

Maison M Trunk ShowAs part of the First Thursday Art Walk downtown Santa Barbara, Encanto will be hosting a trunk show for Maison M jewelry. The Blue Moon Trio will be playing jazz standards from 5:30 until 7:30 pm. When: 2 to 8 pmWhere: La Arcada Courtyard, 1114 State Street #22Info: 722-4338


Coal Oil Point Reserve TourA free docent-led tour of UCSB’s Coal Oil Point Reserve will focus on

(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail [email protected] or call (805) 565-1860)


Easter ServicesOur Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church1300 East Valley Road8:00 am Organ & Cantor 9:30 am Children’s Choir11:00 am Adult Choir 12:30 pm Organ & Cantor

El Montecito Presbyterian Church1455 East Valley RoadGood Friday service at 7 pm on Friday, April 69 am and 10:30 services on Easter

Montecito Covenant Church671 Cold Spring Road9 and 10:30 am worship services, brunch following both services10:15 am Easter egg hunt

All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church83 Eucalyptus Lane8 am Festival Eucharist 10 am Festival Eucharist


Breakfast ClubAnacapa School’s First Thursday Open Breakfast Club continues with a presentation by champion surfer Shaun Tomson.Tomson is the best-selling author of Surfer’s Code: 12 Simple Lessons for Riding through Life and award-winning documentary filmmaker of Bustin’ Down the Door. He will talk about the influence of positive values on success in life and business based on his own experiences of

overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges, in and out of the surf.When: 7:50 amWhere: Anacapa School, 814 Santa Barbara StreetInfo: 965-0228

the natural and cultural history of the reserve, covering beach, dune and marsh habitats. The Reserve is also looking for volunteers to spend two hours per week on Sands Beach, teaching the public about the importance of protecting the snowy plover habitat. The next volunteer training date is Saturday, April 14 from 9 am to 12 pm. When: 10 am to 12 pmWhere: UCSB’s West Campus, overlooking SB ChannelInfo and RSVP: 983-3703 or [email protected]

2nd Night Passover SederCommunity Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara invites all to 2nd Night Passover Seder at the Montecito Country Club led by Rabbi Arthur Gross-Shaefer, Elisha Schaefer and Peter Melnick. Kosher-style dinner will be included, along with crafts, games and a movie for the kids. When: 5:30 to 9 pmWhere: 920 Summit RoadCost: $55 ($30 ages 6-12)Info and RSVP: 895-6593 or [email protected]

This WeekMontecitoin and around

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Celebration of Spring RosesIt is Show & Tell time with Dan Bifano and Hetty Shurleff, Consulting Rosarians, who will display and discuss roses brought to the meeting by members and guests. Please bring your blooms!When: Refreshments and socializing begin at 7 pm, program begins at 7:30 pm

Where: Louise Lowry Davis Center, 1232 De La Vina Street Info: 963-8215

Cost: $10 per hiker, or $15 per couple or family suggested donation Info and RSVP: [email protected] or 686-1941, extension 6


Wildlife Sanctuary AwardsSanta Barbara Wildlife Care Network presents the 16th annual Wildlife Sanctuary Awards, a noon luncheon in the Loggia Ballroom at the Biltmore. There will be silent auctions and honorees, and the Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Mike Klan, sports director for KEYT. Reservations are required by Friday, April 6. When: 12 noonWhere: 1260 Channel DriveCost: $125 per person, $1,250 per table of tenInfo: 687-5660 or


MBAR MeetingMontecito Board of Architectural Review seeks to ensure that new projects are harmonious with the unique physical characteristics and character of MontecitoWhen: 3 pm Where: Country Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 East Anapamu

Thomas Jefferson’s Amazing Vegetable GardenDirector of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello Peter Hatch will discuss his book, A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello at Lotusland. The talk and book showcase Jefferson’s vegetable garden, its uniquely American characteristics, and its lasting influence on American culinary, garden, and landscape history. Extensively and painstakingly restored under Peter Hatch’s direction, the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden now boasts the same medley of plants that Jefferson cultivated in the early 19th century. Mr. Hatch has been responsible for the maintenance, interpretation and restoration of the 2,400-acre landscape at Monticello since 1977. He has written several previous books on Jefferson’s gardens and is an advisor for First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House kitchen garden.A reception will follow where Mr. Hatch will talk informally and sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. When: 3 pmRegistration: 969-990; a confirmation and directions to the Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt of reservation Info:


Story Time at the LibraryWhen: 10:30 to 11 amWhere: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley RoadInfo: 969-5063

Connections Early Memory Loss ProgramWhere: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus LaneInfo: Susan Forkush, 969-0859 x15


Boy Scout Troop 33 Meeting Open to all boys ages 11-17; visitors welcomeWhen: 7:15 pmWhere: Scout House, Upper Manning Park, 449 San Ysidro Road


Story TimeStories read to little ones at Montecito toy store, Toy Crazy. All books are discounted 10% for purchase during story time mornings.When: 11 am to 11:30 amWhere: 1026 Coast Village Road (in Vons shopping center)Info: 565-7696


Casual Italian Conversation at the Montecito LibraryPractice your Italian conversation amongst a variety of skill levels while learning about Italian culture. Fun for all, and informative, too!When: 1 pm to 2 pmWhere: 1469 East Valley RoadInfo: 969-5063

Pick-up Basketball GamesHe shoots; he scores! The Montecito Family YMCA is offering pick-up basketball on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Join coach Donny for warm-up, drills and then scrimmages. Adults welcome too.When: 5:30 pmWhere: Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa LaneInfo: 969-3288


Farmers’ MarketWhen: 8 am to 11:15 amWhere: South side of Coast Village Road

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On Monday, April 2, over 30 members of the community gathered in the gravel-lined

courtyard of Community Hall to mark the commemoration of a plaque for David Myrick, a Montecito historian who passed away last year. The plaque, which sits on a boulder, joins two other plaques honoring Maria Herold and Maria Churchill, both curators of the Montecito History Archive.

Dana Newquist, Mr. Myrick’s dear friend, spoke at the commemora-tion, recounting stories about David and their time together. “We tried to dine weekly,” Newquist said. “Those lunches were treasured memories. Since I am a history buff, I’d often ask about an interesting house or estate on the way to lunch. The rest of the lunch was spent with David’s volume of information from his magnificent recall about said property,” Newquist said.

In attendance at the short ceremo-ny were members of the Montecito Association board of directors, includ-ing president Dick Nordlund and executive director Victoria Greene, Fire Chief Kevin Wallace, former MA

president J’Amy Brown, Montecito History Committee members Marion Gregston and Guy Webb, and mem-bers of Mr. Myrick’s family.

David Myrick, who was born in Montecito in 1918, is remembered as a steward of the history of Montecito. He was a former board member of the MA, and chair of the History Committee; he also sat on various boards including the Santa Barbara Historical Museum board.

Myrick was a published author, penning 17 books and over 140 pub-lished articles and book reviews. Most pertinent to our area are his books Montecito and Santa Barbara:

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From Farms to Estates, and The Days of the Great Estates. During the com-memoration, Newquist announced that during his final months of life, Myrick had penned a third volume about Montecito history. Newquist plans to have the manuscript pub-lished.

“He gave a lot to this community, but he also gained a lot in return, so thank you,” said Scott Allen, Mr. Myrick’s nephew.

Sycamore Canyon Road Re-opens

Caltrans has announced that State Route 144 (Sycamore Canyon Road) is re-opened as of Tuesday afternoon.

The section of State Route 144 near Ranchito Vista Road in Montecito has been closed for several years to allow for repairs to be made to the sur-rounding hillside by the Sycamore Canyon Landslide Repair Company.

A final inspection and roadwork took place earlier this week; gates and barriers were removed and the roadway completely open to motor-ists as well as emergency vehicles on Tuesday April 3.

For traffic updates on other state highway projects in Santa Barbara County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318.


Members of the community gather to commemorate a plaque in honor of David Myrick

Dana Newquist with David Myrick’s manuscript of the third volume of his Montecito history books

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A temporary terminal, as in airplane, took over the Bacara recently when Laguna Blanca

School held its annual “funraiser” titled “Come Fly With Us.” Think back to the 1950s when people dressed to go to the airport instead of looking like they’re going to the gym. The crowd – mostly parents – took the dress code seriously and donned semi-formal or vintage airline attire.

As we checked in at the Swoop Airways ticket desk (Swoop is the name of the school’s mascot owl) for Flight 2012, there were many ladies in mink stoles complete with gloves from wrist to elbow length. A gaggle of “pilots,” looking very handsome, were checking out the silent auction – the wine room in particular. One told me, “I’m not a real pilot, but don’t tell my wife. She likes it.”

The ceiling of the wine room was strung with paper airplanes (that’s

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Each table had a model airplane in the center complete with blinking landing lights. Projected on the wall were moving clouds to make you feel as though you were in the air. As din-ner began, so did the loud roar of the engines as we “took off.”

The Flight Crew was headed up by co-chairs Jeppe Madsen and Cyndi Richman with committee chairs Sharon Goldberg, Patty Vignolo, Laura Johnston, Elizabeth Sugerman, Jane Jones, Lizzie Tobias, Michele White and Jennifer Strachan doing their part, plus about 50 more lending a hand.

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The goal for the school is to edu-cate, challenge, motivate and support. Swoop Airways certainly aided that motto. The “flight” was first class and so was the service.

Go Red For WomenThe theme of the annual American

Heart Association (AHA) luncheon was “Look, Learn, Love” and it began at 10 am with a Health Fair at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. As direc-tor of marketing for Sansum Clinic and event chair Jill Fonte said, “The number one killer of women in Santa Barbara County is heart disease.” The almost 600 attendees could even receive free echocardiograms, cho-lesterol screenings and more. There were also speakers with subjects like “Fitness Assessment” and “Farm to Table.” Lunch was served in the Rotunda on the sunny day.

One of the reasons the attendance was up from 350 last year might be because Lorraine Wilson was being honored with the Community Leadership Award. Lorraine recently suffered a stroke, which caused her to take a leave of absence from attending nearly 200 events a year and writing her weekly column in the News-Press. I am privileged to be among her many friends. We knew each other even

before we wrote society columns, and then frequently called one another if we were stuck about some event we had both attended. Sansum Clinic’s CEO Dr. Kurt Ransohoff presented the award and no one deserves it more.

Andrew Firestone has been kept busy being Master of Ceremonies for various events. This day he intro-duced a new addition – a fashion show featuring Lola Paige Designs and Lucky Brand. There were models

Honoree Lorraine Wilson with her daughter Stephanie at the Go Red For Women luncheon

The American Heart Association Go Red committee (in no particular order): Julie McGovern, Dawn Sprout, Janet Garufis, Laura McIver, David Edelman, Renee Grubb, Marlys Boehm, Christopher Williams, Beth Vos, Marcia Reed, Laura Battle and Chair Jill Fonte

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Speakers Nancy Pinner and daughter, Laura (heart disease survivor), with AHA board president of the Central Coast Chapter Dr. Joe Aragon at the annual American Heart Association luncheon held at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort

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Mom Nancy and heart survivor Laura Pinner told us their travails of baby Laura being diagnosed at 27 days with a virus in her heart. By the 7th grade she was in a wheelchair and on the heart transplant list. But with new medicines, she was taken off the list and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Without the AHA her mom said, “Laura would be dead.”

Andrew interviewed Kim Barnouin, the co-author of Skinny Bitch, a #1 New York Times bestseller – a humorous look at losing weight.

President of the board Dr. Joseph Aragon wants everyone to get more involved in the “Go Red for Women” movement because statistics report that only 57% of women know that heart disease is the number one killer. Funds from this luncheon are spent in support of life-saving education and groundbreaking research right here in Santa Barbara. For more infor-mation about upcoming events, call 963-8862.

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The Foundation for Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) hosted a VIP Kickoff Party and Call Night for the

Campaign for Student Success. The John Dunn Gourmet Dining Room was transformed to a phone bank where various folks could solicit cam-paign funds. Besides the traditional phone calls, there will be an e-mail and social media component through a service, Blackbaud’s Friends Asking Friends, where you can cheer and encourage others by using Facebook and Twitter.

Attending were SBCC Acting Superintendent and President Dr. Jack Friedlander, Foundation for SBCC board president Neil Kreisel, Foundation executive director Vanessa Patterson, Master of Ceremonies Catherine Remak, SBCC faculty and staff, supporters, current students and alumni.

The Foundation received an anonymous $250,000 matching gift before the six-week campaign even began (March 14 to April 30). The Culinary Arts students showed off their skills with tasty treats like coconut shrimp to go with the wines and live music. The view was not too shabby either.

The Foundation helps students in many ways such as scholarships, book grants, tutoring, childcare for single parents, continuing education classes and more. For information regarding the Campaign for Student Success, visit or call 730-4401. •MJ






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“A huge five-level custom-built tent for the women was erected on the pal-ace grounds and there were 250 tables of ten or twelve, while the male guests were sequestered in another area cov-ered with the most beautiful Persian rugs everywhere, says Erica.” Money

was obviously no object. It was the experience of a lifetime.

“I also made a lot of very good contacts and we’ve also been asked to be involved in another huge event in July, which I can’t really talk about at the moment.”

“We were working ten to twelve hours a day and, of course, it was not without problems,” adds Diana. “Dealing with customs officers was not the easiest of tasks and our main objective was keeping the blooms in tip top condition given the heat, which exceeded ninety degrees some days. They were kept in a very large air-conditioned tent.

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I got a letter from my “local bank” recently. Turns out its parent company was bought by another

parent company, which is owned by an even bigger parent in a foreign country well known for its car exports.

“Congratulations!” the letter said. “You’ve earned sixty-seven cents inter-est on your savings account this quar-ter. For the year you made two dollars and forty-eights cents!” This paragraph was surrounded by balloons with golden dollar signs on them bouncing gaily as bits of confetti showered down around them. It gave me, as I’m sure it gave all of the thousands of other local customers, a warm fuzzy feeling in my lower intestinal tract.

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to better serve you – our highly valued customer, a person who makes getting up and going to work each day a sheer pleasure – better...”

I started to actually tear up. “...beginning immediately we are

going to start charging you a quarterly maintenance fee for this account, equal to about six times your annual interest take. And we are going to charge you a monthly maintenance fee on your non-interest bearing checking account, so that our corporate leaders can continue to lead a lifestyle that you can only dream about.”

This paragraph was cleverly being towed across the page by a yacht with a helicopter on deck, and streamers tail-ing in the blue skies yachting past what appeared to be the Cayman Islands.

When my wife came home and asked what I was clutching so fondly to my chest, I blurted out: “My bank loves me.” Then I showed her the letter.

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month?”“Five!”“And you make all your other depos-

its yourself directly into the ATM?”“Yup, never go into the bank.”“Then what do you suppose the

maintenance fee is for?”I pointed at the yacht. “Can you

imagine how many corporate mouths there must be to feed?”

My wife used to be in charge of a multi-million dollar budget. She did a few quick calculations. “It’s now going to cost you two bucks a check. Plus, they are going to charge you to use your money in your savings account.”

“I guess it must be expensive to put fuel in a personal helicopter. And do you know what a good fortune roll goes for these days?”

“Maybe you leave them to their rolls and take your fortune to another bank that doesn’t charge.”

I pointed at the balloons. “A bank that’s happy and cheaper.”I really don’t like changing things. I

have three pairs of jeans – all Levi 501s. That means I can go three weeks with-out laundering, plus I don’t ever have to worry about my fly being undone. I wear the same shoes every day and when they wear out I buy another pair just like them. I go to the same gas station to fill my tank, the same liquor store to buy my lottery tickets (even though I never win) and I have soup everyday for lunch.

Still my wife had a point. So I joined the credit union, opened new accounts, then went to my old bank, forcing my way through the balloons and con-gratulatory banners, pausing a minute to watch them hang up yet another row of photos of executive officers that circled the large room, and told the teller I wanted to close my accounts.

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She looked confused, like duh, that was a given. But when I didn’t back down she closed my accounts and handed me my money.

On the way out I passed another guy in 501s carrying a letter heading for the counter. And near the door I noticed one of the balloons had deflated.

Too bad, really. •MJ

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plus I don’t ever have to worry about my fly being undone.

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I’ve been acquainted with Vicki Johnson since our preschool-aged boys (who are now pushing thirty)

had play dates. Like her husband, Montecito Country Club tennis pro Ralph Minc, I knew that Vicki was an avid tennis and volleyball player. (Even after a decade of lessons from Ralph, who is an exceptional teacher, I was never in her league.) While vaguely aware that my tennis teacher’s wife was an attorney, I only recently discovered the details of her remarkable career and the new direction it has taken.

Vicki Johnson has taken on a new position, doing community outreach to educate our citizens as to the kinds of financial scams that are operating in Santa Barbara. There is no question that she is well qualified for the job. Vicki is a senior deputy district attor-ney with the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. She has been a prosecutor for over 20 years, and has handled a wide variety of cases includ-ing identity theft, welfare and insurance fraud, domestic violence, child abuse, assault and battery, criminal threats, and murder. She was also co-counsel in a 12-week long double homicide trial that concluded with a guilty verdict just prior to Christmas in 2011.

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Q. How did your job come about?A. Our office received a grant from

the Department of Insurance. The pur-pose of this money is to try and work to educate the public as to the kind of scams that are out there, particularly connected with the insurance indus-try. We are also tasked with taking reports if people feel like they’re being defrauded or scammed and help facil-itate the investigation of insurance fraud cases as well as the prosecution of those cases.

What are the most common scams?People are after money. And they

are very good at targeting the vul-nerability of a particular population. In terms of our seniors, it is often caretakers or family members who come into the home and find ways of separating these individuals and their assets. On average, it’s estimated that 60% or more of the financial fraud that is aimed at seniors is perpetrated by family members or caregivers. A fam-ily member or a caretaker can come into a senior’s home and have imme-diate access to their bank account, their pin number, and their social security number. And if you have someone who has drug or alcohol problems and is in need of money, or is otherwise dysfunctional, an elderly parent is a good target.

If someone is worried about a family member or a friend and is suspicious that they might be getting scammed, what should they do?

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Services. They will come out, interview the alleged victim, try and find out what’s going on and see if the victim wants to cooperate with an investiga-tion. If it looks like there is criminal conduct, the Adult Protective Service individual will report it to the appro-priate law enforcement agency – either the police department or the sheriff’s department. If it looks like it might be unethical behavior that might not rise to the level of criminal conduct, then they will try and work with the senior to help them get out of the situation that’s creating the problem.

You must get a lot of satisfaction out of this job.

Yes, it is very rewarding, especially if we are able to facilitate an investigation or help a senior who is having difficul-ties. In one case, an elderly gentleman received a phone call informing him that he had just won $350,000 in the Australian lottery. He was told that all he needed to do was send a check to cover the taxes on the money that he had won and that he needed to contact an agent for further directions. The agent convinced him to send money so he could receive his winnings. He sent the check and of course, nothing came back. In the meantime, this man was living on social security and had no money left to live on for the rest of the month. Fortunately, he called our office. We were able to assist him with

our emergency fund, talk to the bank about what had happened and try to negotiate a repayment that was reason-able for him.

Are there any new scams to report?Now that it is tax season, we just got

word that people need to be on the lookout for a letter that is coming out. The letter talks to the recipient about getting a tax refund but in order to get it you have to return a form that asks for all kinds of personal information: your name, your address, your date of birth, your social security number – even things like your bank account number. The form looks like it comes from the Internal Revenue Service but you don’t have to send in a form to get a refund from the IRS. This is a scam that is now operating and people need to be aware of it during this tax season.

Thank you for the work you’re doing! You’re a scam buster, aren’t you?

We do our best!

On Wednesday, April 25, Vicki Johnson and I will be giving a presenta-tion at the Montecito Library Hall. At 4 pm, Mike Fasth and I will discuss ways to improve communication with a loved one who is suffering from demen-tia. At 5 pm, Vicki will discuss scams operating in our community and how you can protect yourself from them (RSVP Senior Helpers at 966-7100). •MJ

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“Like most people in Santa Barbara, I am passionate about animals and treat them as members of the family,” explains Hilary. “There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to ensure their health and happiness.

“Recently my mom’s Australian Shepherd became sick and my sister’s dog was experiencing health problems due to old age. In order to improve the dogs’ conditions, they were both instructed by their respective vets to

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Former corporate legal eagle Hilary Burkemper launches culinary delights for canines

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their dogs as I do and only want the best for them, but have difficulty finding the time to make the food they love and deserve.”

Hilary, who has named her business Bo-Delicious, after her nine-year-old whippet Bohdi, says she uses reci-pes and supplements developed by board certified vets who hold gradu-ate degrees in nutrition.

“I use only the best, freshest, whole-some ingredients and each recipe is specially tailored to a dog’s needs. To ensure their freshness, I hand deliver the meals every three days to your door. I’ve tested my meals on several dogs and they’ve devoured every last morsel!”

The cost for the canine culinary cuisine ranges from $5.99 to $6.99 depending on the dog’s size.

Hilary, who also owns two other rescue dogs, Tillie, an eight-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Redford, a two-year-old Australian Shepherd, can be reached at 805-455-0896 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Paws for thought, indeed...

First Time’s the CharmIt is pretty safe to say that British

author Helen Simonson is decidedly unique.

While the majority of first-time authors trudge the streets and search the Internet looking for an agent and then receive dozens of rejection let-ters, Helen’s delightful novel Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand found an agent in 48 hours, just another 48 hours later had been signed up by Random House, one of New York’s major pub-lishing houses, and, in due course, became a New York Times bestseller.

“I won the literary lottery!” Helen told the Santa Barbara chapter of the California Literary Society at its Northern Trust-sponsored lunch at the Biltmore. “I’m the stay at home mom who got lucky.”

The rustic read, which took the Washington, D.C. -based London School of Economics graduate five years to write, is now sold in 23 coun-tries and has just been optioned for a Hollywood film.

“It was a thesis that became a book and I worked on it on and off for

years, but I finished the last eight chapters in six weeks and then started shopping it.”

Helen is now working on her second book, which is set in the Edwardian era, and should be out next year, much to the delight of her myriad fans...

Dennis’ Deserving Duties As usual, Montecito comedian and

political pundit Dennis Miller was in splendiferous form when he hosted the Alpha Resource Center’s ninth annual “Circle of Life” lunch at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, helping raise around $200,000 for the 56-year-old organization that serves 1,800 families and individuals with devel-opmental disabilities.

More than 370 guests turned out to help the charity where Dennis has volunteered many hours of his time between broadcasts and stand-up engagements over the past five years, coaching in the performing arts, and doing more mundane chores assisting in the gardens and even filling in pot-holes in the parking lot.

“He really loves everybody here and is a great help to the cause,” says executive director Kim Olson.

“We really do need as much help as possible and we have a long waiting list. To even continue at our current level of help, with dramatic cutbacks in state funding, is difficult.”...

Sally’s Seductive Singing“Upstairs at the G,” the cabaret

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Kids Helping Kids

Recently, El Montecito Early School (ELMES) helped an orphanage in Africa as part

of Compassion Curriculum month. I interviewed Director Suzy Dobreski in March to learn more about this huge project the school took on. The orphanage is called the Treasures of Africa Children’s Center and it is located in Tanzania, Africa.

Q. How did the project come about?A. Each year, the Early School

chooses an organization to support during our Compassion Curriculum month of March. Early School teacher Rebecca Miller’s sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Brandon, are mis-sionaries to the orphanage, so that is our personal link. In fact, one of the children that we are supporting is Rebecca’s nephew, as he was just adopted by Brandon and Melissa.

What are the kids and teachers doing for the orphanage?

Each class has “adopted” four to six children from this center for the month of March, although these pre-cious children will be in our hearts forever. El Montecito Early School preschool students are learning com-passion as they learn about the needs of others in this world regardless of language spoken, where children live or the color of their skin.

Each class is learning specifically about “their” children. The kids make personal cards and say daily prayers for the orphans they have “adopt-ed.” Each classroom has an interac-tive display with a map of the world, denoting where Tanzania is and where we live in California. The chil-dren have been hearing stories about Africa and dancing to African music. Joanne Preston is an El Montecito

Montecito Early School 3-year old kids showing the various animals in Africa, here with School Director Suzy Dobreski (far left) and teachers Ms Ana and Ms Rebecca

Four-year old students from El Montecito Early School with teachers Ms Linda and Ms Jenny, displaying products that will be sent in care packages to the Treasures of Africa Children’s Center in Tanzania

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Presbyterian Church member and has loaned many artifacts from Africa, and we have made a Museum in my office for the children to visit with their classroom teachers.

Care packages are being organized to ship to the orphanage with person-al photos of our children, necessities such as flip-flops, stainless steel water bottles, journals and pens. We were hoping for each class to send off one flat rate box to Africa, which is $60.95 for shipping a small box. We are find-ing that some parents want to ship their own family boxes, as one box per class is not enough.

A book about Treasures of Africa is placed at the front of the school with

bios about each child so that parents can learn their stories. These African children become a part of our school.

What would you say is the most endear-ing aspect of the project for everyone?

It is interesting how the parents and children are responding to this outreach. So often when giving, we find that we are the ones who gain. Perhaps we gain a fresh perspective as we reflect on our own lives, and the resulting action is to do something and overflow to others.

If you would like to learn more information on the Treasures of Africa Children’s Center, visit www.trea •MJ

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Existing refineries have been running at or near full capacity since the mid-1990s, but are failing to meet daily con-sumption demands. Yet there hasn’t been a new refinery built in the U.S. since 1976. Why? Several factors: Building a refinery is expensive; there are a lot of environ-mental restrictions on where and how they can be built and nobody wants to live near one. One company, Arizona Clean Fuels, has been trying to construct a refinery in the Southwest since 1998. Getting a permit to build took seven years, and the company twice changed the plant’s proposed location because of environmen-tal restrictions and land disputes. The refinery is projected to have a $3.7-billion total price tag. In short, the reason for not adding more refineries is straightforward: It’s hard, and it’s expensive.

2) I was referring to the global oil companies such as Exxon, Shell, BP and Chevron, etc. No matter what they file with the SEC, they can place their costs where they want on their balance sheet such as the cost (to themselves) of their transportation of oil in their company owned pipelines, tankers and trucks, their cost of refining in their company owned refinery system and the price to charge themselves and their dealers for the fin-ished product, etc. It is a legalized shell game.

3) On closer examination, however, that 8.3 percent earnings figure turns out to be after-tax income. The pre-tax profit margin would be considerably higher.

And that’s only an average. The profits of any particular oil company could be higher or lower. For example, in 2007, ExxonMobil’s after-tax earnings were 10.4 percent, much higher than the indus-try average. Furthermore, any particu-lar gallon of gasoline might have passed through several companies as the product moved from the oil well to the refiner to the retailer that owns the pump. – Ernie Salomon)

CARE is ThereI am writing because I was very

disturbed when I saw that in the very first paragraph of “Mobile Pet Care Rolls Into Town” (“Our Town” MJ # 18/13), there is a quote from Christine Gardner stating that there is no 24/7 veterinary care in Santa Barbara, which is totally false. There is an established practice: CARE hospi-tal, right in downtown Santa Barbara on the corner of Garden and Haley Street. It is frankly quite disturbing that the author of this article would just blindly quote a person without doing even a basic Google search to verify the facts therein. Knowing the location of Emergency vets in the area can be a matter of life and death for companion animals and so this is a very serious matter; there may be an animal that passes away because the person did not know there was alter-native care in the area.

I am very disappointed in the author and the Journal for clearly failing in the most basic task of journalistic integ-rity, and will now have to question even the simplest statements I read in your journal. Though it is surprising that a new veterinary business would be so clueless as to the other services already present in the area, as this was published in your paper it falls to you to fact check.

Disappointed,S. DaughertySanta Barbara(Editor’s note: You should always

“question even the simplest statements” in any periodical! What follows, however, is Our Town columnist Joanne Calitri’s

response:After reviewing the situation, I think

that the issue they are upset with is the statement in quotes from the Mobile Pet Vet owner, and that should not be mis-construed with what the piece is about, nor my credibility as a reporter. Reporters cannot change what someone says, which is why we use quotation marks. In addi-tion, I was not reporting on all pet vet centers in Santa Barbara County, the piece was about a new service that is both Mobile and 24/7, the operative word here is MOBILE service. We can only surmise that the owner of the Mobile Pet Unit may have not been aware of the CARE center on Garden and Haley when she made that statement.

To me, the larger picture here is that S. Daugherty’s negative response to the piece is missing the point that the mobile unit actually affords these local vet cen-ters and pet hospitals an opportunity to work as a team to take care of pets in the area, as an EMT unit and a hospital do. The mobile unit can stabilize a pet in the field and then transfer the pet to a facility for further treatment and an overnight stay. This would be the more positive out-look and the one I would hope transpires for our pets and pet owners. – Joanne Calitri)

Living Wage neededThe Montecito YMCA members

have raised some key issues con-cerning the proposed changes at the Y: the down-time of the facil-ity during construction, the park-ing problems, the safety issues, the neighbor’s dismay, the fundraising, etc. It reminds me of the way most corporations and governments do business: spend money you don’t have on projects you don’t need, then raise prices or taxes to pay for them. Instead of spending mil-lions on plans and remodels, why not raise the hourly staff’s pay to improve employee morale? They are the Montecito YMCA, and they are not paid a living wage.

Phil GrantMontecito(Editor’s note: Governments may oper-

ate the way you suggest, but only business subsidized by government would. Most successful businesses keep a wary eye on expenses and the bottom line. We have no idea what people are paid at the Y, nor have we noticed any sagging morale there, but we favor leaving it up to each indi-vidual to decide whether wages offered are sufficient for their needs and to then act accordingly. – TLB)

Learning To BowlI wanted to send you this note to

introduce to you what I consider a fabulous opportunity to add an activi-ty-game to your life. This introduction is to the game of lawn bowling which

takes place at MacKenzie Park, which is across the street from Gelson’s and the municipal golf course. I used to play a lot of golf and I still consider golf a great game, but when I was introduced to lawn bowling about 10 years ago I rapidly switched from golf to lawn bowling for the following reasons:1) The initial learning curve is very rapid unlike golf, tennis and skiing;2) It is a very social game with good interaction with other players;3) It only takes two hours to play a game;4) Like any game or sport it takes time and work to become very good;5) You can play until you die;6) There is no advantage for either sex for it is not a game of strength, but of finesse;7) It gets you out in the fresh air on a regular basis with fabulous views of the mountains;8) It can be as competitive a game as you wish;9) You do not have to find other play-ers to play with you, for all you have to do is show up at 9:30 am or noon and you are put into a game at your level;10) Annual dues are $240 with free lessons;11) Wear whatever clothes you desire;12) The game is lots of fun;13) One is never too young or too old to start or play;14) I do not like to miss lawn bowling game for all the reasons above.,

The MacKenzie Park Lawn Bowling Club will be holding an open house for you from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 12 to introduce you to lawn bowling, and give you the opportuni-ty to try your hand at this great game in person. You are invited to attend, and I hope to see you there and enjoy some smiles with you.

Smiles,Larry LarssonMontecito (Editor’s note: Our weekly poker game

is hosted by lawn bowler Jim Morton, whose wife, Eileen, is among the coun-try’s top bowlers, so we know all about the game. I am, however, too reluctant at this point to give up my wobbly golf game! – J.B.)

Professor Willis’s Wiles

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I attended Cold Spring School back in the early ‘60s and our walk to school was peaceful, rustic and fun.

We’d show up late to school with polliwogs, and grasshoppers stuffed in our shirts.

Another recent addition to a safe walk to school is the Westmont riparian area system created by trail genius Paul Willis (who moonlights as a professor and as Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara). Dr. Willis has created a system that bypasses most road-ways, and he has put tremendous

work and thoughtfulness into what is clearly a labor born of passion.

It is worth checking out.Cold Springs Landscapes – on behalf

of Randy Jones, Westmont Campus Planner – is also in the long-term pro-cess of eradicating all non-native spe-cies and the replanting of natives in the riparian zones adjacent to some of Dr. Willis’s paths.

Some people may find the evolu-tion of the project interesting enough to take a walk through periodically to see it transform.

Steve GowlerMontecito •MJ

The Barker Pass intersection at Sycamore Canyon, along with various Montecito passages that bypass most roadways, has been transformed into an attractive and inviting pathway by Professor Willis

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MFPD Receives GrantWith the sundowner winds picking

up and threat of wildfire increasing, the Montecito Fire Protection District was granted $50,000 on Monday, April 2 to help keep Montecito neighbor-hoods safer during fires.

Two companies, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, donated the money to MFPD’s “Neighborhood Defensible Space Program” which aims to reduce the volume of flammable vegetation with-in local neighborhoods. Eight neigh-borhoods are targeted for this year’s outreach efforts, which include per-sonalized advice from district experts about clearing space, a chipper service that will chip and haul vegetation left at the curb, and trimming of roadside hedges. “This grant package helps supplement our current budget and allows us to maintain our brush clear-ing efforts in the district,” said Fire Chief Kevin Wallace. “Our targeted neighborhoods are critical wildland areas within Santa Barbara County.”

Fire District officials, firefight-ers, and executives from Arthur J. Gallagher and Fireman’s Fund came together during a scheduled neigh-borhood clearing to present the grant package.

The grant is part of a nationwide philanthropic program funded by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. The program is designed to pro-vide needed equipment, training and educational tools to local fire department and burn prevention organizations. Since 2004, Fireman’s Fund has issued grants to more than 1,800 different organizations totaling more than $29 million. Independent insurance agencies and brokers that sell Fireman’s Fund products, like Arthur J. Gallagher, are able to direct these grants to support the fire ser-vice. Through this program, Arthur J. Gallagher has directed over $930,000

in grants to fire departments nation-wide.

“This funding will ensure the fire district has the money it needs to reduce the risk of fire and keep the region as safe as possible. Montecito firefighters are extremely proactive when it comes to brush clearance, which is obviously of great con-cern to the community,” said James McFarlane, chairman of Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services’ Western Region. “This kind of work really does get the community excit-ed about clearing brush around their homes,” Chief Wallace said.

A schedule of local brush clear-ing and chipping will be posted on MFPD’s website,

In other MPFD news, last week Montecito Fire personnel and several firefighters from Los Padres Forest Rincon Station participated in three days of vehicle accident stabilization and vehicle extrication training utiliz-ing various extrication tools.

Six vehicles were donated for this training by Bob Holzer Towing & Storage and Smitty’s Towing. Their donation allows firefighters to per-form hands on practice with special-ized equipment in simulated rescue scenarios. “The purpose of this is to

train to create the clearest and saf-est pathway to potential vehicle acci-dent victims,” MFPD’s Geri Ventura explains.

The tools used in the practice are strut systems with jacks that assist in lifting heavy loads or stabilizing overturned vehicles. The Jaws of Life equipment includes cutters, spread-ers and rams that enable rescuers to quickly gain access to potential vic-tims.

Highway 101 Ceremony

On Monday, April 2, over 100 residents turned out to watch the unveiling of the new Cacique Street underpass off Milpas Street in Santa Barbara. The ribbon cutting marked the last piece of the Highway 101 Milpas to Hot Springs improvement project which began in 2008.

Mayor Helene Schneider, Supervisors Salud Carbajal and Janet Wolf, and Caltrans District 5 Deputy Director Tim Gubbins were joined by community members, busi-ness owners, and staff from Caltrans, the City of Santa Barbara, Montecito Association and the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments to officially open the new Cacique Street undercrossing, which serves to take congestion away from the Milpas roundabout and give beach access to east side residents. Also in attendance was Alan Bleecker, president of the Milpas Community Association.

“It is amazing to realize that this huge project was built while main-taining two open lanes in each direc-tion on Highway 101 during daytime hours. Not only are we exceptionally pleased to have three freeway lanes in each direction, we were able to keep access into Santa Barbara open during the project,” said Supervisor Carbajal. Mayor Schneider added that if it were not for resident input, the project would not have been as successful. One suggestion from the Montecito Association – namely Bob Short – was

to extend the third lane going north-bound past Salinas Street; SBCAG helped to find funding for the project and it was added to the fourth stage of improvements. “I am very grateful to the local residents and businesses who have patiently lived and worked through this three-plus year construc-tion period,” she added.

The project included the reconstruc-tion of two major interchanges, six new or improved bridges, freeway widening, the Montecito roundabout, the new freeway under-crossing at Cacique Street, and other improve-ments. The $57 million construction and landscaping project is funded by Proposition 1B, $13 million Measure D dollars, and state and federal gas taxes.

Construction began in July 2008 and will wrap up in a couple of months with minor repaving and landscap-ing. The Milpas to Hot Springs project is the first of Caltrans’ four-phase strategy to widen Highway 101 between Milpas Street in the City of Santa Barbara and Mussel Shoals in Ventura County. The second phase, scheduled to begin later this spring, will be discussed at a community meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at 5 pm at the Montecito Country Club.

Additional public information is available by visiting or by calling 1-888-SB-ROADS.

Providence Hall newsMr. Bruce Rottman, Providence

Hall humanities, government, and economics teacher, has been selected to participate in the “Perspectives From and On the Federal Reserve System” conference, co-hosted by the Professional Teachers of America, The Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (VA). The conference will be held April 26-28 in Washington, D.C.

In preparation for the conference’s

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Montecito Fire Chief Kevin Wallace and Wildland Specialist Jeff Saley accept a grant check for $50,000 from Arthur J. Gallagher and Fireman’s Fund executives

Last week, Montecito firefighters took part in a training exercise for vehicle accidents and extrica-tion (photo courtesy of MFPD)

Supervisor Salud Carbajal and Mayor Helene Schneider cut the ribbon marking the opening of the Cacique Street undercrossing and the end of the Milpas to Hot Springs Road improvement project

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and blues album titled Sally three years ago, was clearly in her element, accompanied by an accomplished musical trio during the 90-minute performance, sponsored by Rob and Pru Sternin, who produced the hit TV series The Nanny with Fran Drescher from 1993 to 1999.

Using her seductive, velvety tones, the willowy warbler thoroughly entertained with such classics as “The Look of Love,” “Walk on By” and “I Feel Good,” before changing from wearing a Fedora and tan linen jacket into a black slinky trousered outfit, the better to add romance to her image, rather reminding me of the days when I used to have a libation or two at New York’s Café Carlyle and watched Eartha Kitt and Bobby Short going through their paces.

Without a doubt, Kellerman found Santa Barbara’s G-spot...

Dynamic Dénouement CAMA’s Masterseries left the best

for last when French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard performed the final show of the 30th season at the Lobero.

Recognized as a uniquely signifi-cant interpreter of piano repertoire from every age, the 54-year-old gave a passionate showing with works by Kurtag, Schumann and Liszt to wrap the first half.

The final set was devoted to Book II of Claude Debussy’s Preludes, written between 1910 and 1913, a period of considerable ferment in Paris.

Both halves, although so different in content, made a most wonderful and memorable whole...

Play Packs a PunchThe Ensemble Theatre Company has

another hit on its hands with the new production of August Strindberg’s Creditors, ably directed and updated by Jonathan Fox.

A sizzling battle of the sexes, the three-character 90-minute show, a darkly comic tale of vengeance, jealou-sy and psychological warfare, entranc-es from beginning to sad end, won-derfully played by Charles Pasternak as the fragile young artist, Dee Ann Newkirk as his wife, and Mitchell Thomas as the mysterious stranger.

The acerbic love story, written by the Swedish playwright in 1889, still tantalizes today with its tension, pas-sion, deception and rare wit.

Actor Alan Rickman directed a well-received staging of the show at London’s Donmar Warehouse four years ago, with a successful transfer across the Atlantic to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York for an equally triumphant run in 2010.

“With this play, we continue our journey to produce classics in fresh, modern adaptations,” says Jonathan. “Strindberg had a lot of fire in his belly, but he was also wickedly witty, and learned as much from Mark Twain as he did from classical tragedians.”

Scenic designer Harry Feiner with lighting by Jared Sayeg, produced a light, airy waterside art studio set, while costume designer Barbara Lackner evoked the era well.

Be prepared, the sexual heat is pal-pable!

The show, at the Alhecama, runs through April 15...

Big City in SBNew York’s Brian Brooks Moving

Company just completed its month-long DANCEworks residency in our Eden by the Beach and the result was there for all to see with two inspira-tional performances at the Lobero.

Known for shows which incorpo-rate dance, video, animation, visual art, music and sound design into an experience of pure synergy, the troupe did not disappoint with the world premiere of BIG CITY, as well as solo pieces and a wonderfully colorful

group segment, “Rush Hour,” fea-turing many familiar Santa Barbara names of all shapes and sizes, who were clearly enjoying themselves immensely.

In due course, Brooks will present the New York premiere of BIG CITY at the Joyce Theater.

Manhattan will just have to be patient...

Kardashian Conflict ContinuesThe legal battle between basket-

ball star Kris Humphries and his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, is heating up.

The couple, who tied the knot in a multi-million dollar ceremony in our rarefied enclave last August, called it quits after 72 well-paid days and Humphries, who plays for the New Jersey Nets, alleged fraud, as I have chronicled in this illustrious organ over the past few months.

Now Humphries, 27, has filed doc-uments demanding Kardashian, 31, reveal how much they earned during that time.

He is accusing his soon-to-be-ex-wife of breaching fiduciary duty because she has not handed over financial reports for the time they were together, according to RadarOnline.

“Kris feels that Kim hasn’t given an honest and accurate accounting of money they made while they were married,” says one source.

“Kris has complied, turning over his bank records and credit card state-ments, but Kim hasn’t and has been stalling. Kris didn’t want to take her to court over this, but he isn’t playing Mr. Nice Guy anymore!”

Humphries is seeking an annulment to the marriage instead of a divorce.

Watch this space...

Penthouse for a Pretty PennyIf you’re looking for an opulent

Manhattan aerie, songwriter Denise Rich has just put her 12,000-sq-ft duplex penthouse overlooking Central Park and a tiara’s toss from both the Pierre and Plaza hotels, on the market for a hefty $65 million.

Denise is the ex-wife of former fugi-tive and international commodities trader Marc Rich, who was indicted for illegally making oil deals with Iran in the late ‘70s and fled to Switzerland, where he has lived ever since, despite a presidential pardon from Bill Clinton in 2001.

I was lucky enough to have been invited to the sprawling aerie a num-ber of times for bold-faced-name-filled bashes. Denise once converted one of the three giant terraces into a profes-sional-grade ice skating rink for one extravagant party.

But after many years of taking in the panoramic views, the 67-year-old feels the formal dining room for 22, the media room, billiards room, gym, library with a fireplace and grand salon – on top of everything else – is just too much for one woman.

Now that her two daughters have moved to Europe – she lost a third to leukemia – Denise, who has writ-ten for the likes of Diana Ross, Dion, Chaka Khan, Mandy Moore and Marc Anthony, is looking for some-thing more manageable.

The price of the property would buy you 7,222 nights, or 19 years, at the five-star Carlyle Hotel at $9,000 a night, 363,000 acres of land in Wyoming, where it costs $179 an acre – equiva-lent to more than half the country of Luxembourg –, or 650 new Porsche Carrera 911 cars at $100,000 each.

Don’t all rush...

Sightings: Songstress Katy Perry perusing the potpourri candles at Maison K on Coast Village Road... Actor Ted Danson checking out the Sing Like Hell concert at the Lobero... Instrumentalist Kenny G noshing with friends at Lucky’s

Pip! Pip! for now

Readers with tips, sightings and amusing items for Richard’s column should e-mail him at [email protected] or send invita-tions or other correspondence to the Journal •MJ

Sally Kellerman enthralls at the Granada

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Reaching Irma Thomas to arrange an interview proved much easier than expected.

Her manager, who also happens to be her husband, answered the phone and simply handed it to her. It was as simple and straightforward as most of the blistering soul music she’s been recording and singing live for more than 50 years, dating back to a string of hits in the 1960s, including “Time Is on My Side,” “It’s Raining” and “Wish Someone Would Care.”

But her career has been anything but a straight line. Even before the decade was out, Thomas – by then a single mother of four – left Louisiana for Los Angeles after Hurricane Camille, and even worked for a while in retail at Montgomery Ward. It wasn’t until the mid-1980s when the Massachusetts-based folk label signed her that Thomas, now back in Louisiana, was able to reach wider audiences and reclaim her reputation as the Soul Queen of New Orleans. Katrina destroyed her home in 2005, but the resulting album, “After the Rain,” thrust her into the biggest spot-light of her career, earning Thomas her first Grammy award.

Thomas makes a rare appearance in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, April 10 at UCSB. Here are excerpts from our recent conversation.

Q. Can we talk about your singing style? It seems like you don’t embellish much at all, pretty much just doing what the song requires.

A. Yeah, I sing it the way I feel it. It comes out how it comes out. The song dictates itself to me. If the words and lyrics are strong, I tell the story

the best way I know how along with the music. There isn’t much more to it than that.

Does it have something to do with the way you record, old style, live in the studio with the musicians rather than overdubbing? I know you did that with all the pianists on Simply Grand. Is that your standard format?

I prefer having live sessions with

the musicians because I find for me at least that musicians and singers feed off of each other’s temperament and vibes. To me the whole scheme of it is to get the feel of the session, the music, the instruments; sometimes even a mistake can bring a whole new situa-tion to a song. You can’t get that if it’s prerecorded.

How do you maintain your voice? It really seems like it hasn’t lost any of the power and accuracy over the years. Not to make a bad joke, but is there something in the water there in New Orleans?

[Laughs] I consider myself just being blessed. I’m not a party animal. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. Maybe a glass of wine when we’re out at dinner. Maybe once or twice or month, just that one glass of wine. I’m hypoglycemic and don’t like the taste of alcohol anyway. I just feel blessed that I had a voice to begin with, and that I still have a voice. I can only attest to that. There’s no special practice or diet. [Laughs] Not really. I just try to get lots of sleep whenever I can.

On a more serious subject regarding New Orleans, it’s been more than six years since the hurricane and floods. Are things finally returning to normal? And do you feel the whole experience kind of brought the music community together?

It’ll be a while before it gets back to normal, but it is returning… It pulled the city together as a whole. The musi-cians have always been the backbone of the city. We just didn’t get recog-nized for it before now.

Speaking of recognition, you haven’t always gotten your due. I know you stopped singing “Time is On My Side” after the Rolling Stones did it way back in the ‘60s. Did you feel like they stole it from you?

I recorded that song three years

before they did. But their doing it was the best homage you can pay someone. I was never angry with the Rolling Stones, I was angry with the fans who hadn’t done their homework who said I was doing one of their songs. When they stopped giving me credit, I decided that I’d stop singing it. It wasn’t until 1996 and Bonnie Raitt who asked me to sing it with her at a New Year’s Eve show. She said, “Irma, put it back in your repertoire, time really has been on our side.”

Time does heal a lot of wounds for sure, yet for some reason – as it says on your Wikipedia entry – “Unlike her contemporaries Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Dionne Warwick, [Irma Thomas] never managed to cross over into mainstream commercial success.” Why do you think that is?

Your guess is as good as mine. [Laughs heartily] I have no idea. I was there when it started. I’ve been in the business fifty-three years and I still can’t answer that question. Maybe I didn’t attend enough parties. I don’t get invited to them anyway. And I’m certainly not a party crasher. I don’t play those kinds of games. So I have no clue myself.

You finally won a Grammy in 2007 for best contemporary blues with your post-Katrina album After the Rain. What was that experience like?

It was magnificent! As the kids say nowadays, the word they use: “awe-some.” [Laughs heartily] It was awe-some.

Did it feel like vindication? Well, when you win the Grammy

you hope that it’s a big boost to your career. It doesn’t play out like it used to back in the day, say twenty years ago, when you were automatically thrust into the limelight and became a megastar all of a sudden. People discovered after being around one hundred years like you were some-thing new on the block. That doesn’t happen like that anymore. You win the Grammy now and you still have to hustle your butt off to get work.

Have you had any thoughts about work-ing with modern producers? A lot of your contemporaries have done that and had it shift their audience.

I don’t have any problem work-ing with anyone. As long as they understand I’m someone who knows their own limitation, so don’t send me somewhere I’m not capable of going. But I haven’t been approached by any of them. I guess I’m not who’s on their top list. You work with people who want to work with you. I’m not seek-ing out anybody. If one of them wants to do a project with Irma Thomas, I’m

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Hailing from Louisana, Grammy Award winning “Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas makes her Santa Barbara debut on Tuesday, April 10 at UCSB’s Campbell Hall

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In 1980, Tom White decided to open a seafood market on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara. The

Shellfish Co. shipped West Coast lobsters to Los Angeles, Germany and even Japan. His young son Adam was right beside him, learning how to run the shop.

After nearly 20 years in business, a fire on the wharf burned down part of the market. After the renovation, there was a little bit of insurance money left over. White had an idea – to turn the shop into a sit-down restaurant.

Now 22 years later, the ramshackle shop has grown into three of the busiest and most profitable restau-rants in town. White and his son co-own the Shellfish Co., the Boathouse (on Hendry’s Beach), and the Fish House.

And they’re not done yet. Their newest restaurant, Casa Blanca, promises to be a favorite mainstay in town.

“We’re the big, fun Mexican place that appeals to everyone, “ co-owner Adam White states.

The building on lower State Street is an El Pueblo Viejo historical land-mark. The spacious venue features patio seating and a fire pit, with a bar and sit-down restaurant inside. Details like hand-painted grunions on the floor tile and colorful hand-blown glass lamps create a warm, vibrant ambience. Designer Jeff Shelton made the bar table from a fallen black acacia tree in his back-yard.

Casa Blanca means ‘the white house’ in Spanish, a reference to the owners’ family name. It opened seven months ago, taking over the former 1 World Imports furniture store. Adam had wanted to do a Mexican restaurant for several years,

and the location caught his eye.“There’s something for everyone

here,” said Adam, 33. “It’s the neigh-borhood place where young folks can come, and families feel comfort-able.”

Local resident Stella Ybarra recent-ly discovered Casa Blanca. “The food is nice and fresh, everything’s good,” she said. “And service is very good. Service is top of the list. This place has potential.”

Casa Blanca opened its doors during Fiesta last year. The cuisine was uninspired and pedestrian, and business was slow. Then White met Onofre Zuniga, the former executive chef of Cava in Montecito.

Zuniga worked at Cava for 15 years and has a strong seafood back-ground. He and White connected instantly. They raised prices slightly and developed a sophisticated yet

still approachable menu of authentic Mexican fare.

On a recent weekday night, Chef Zuniga prepared seafood paella with large chunks of shrimp, scallops and mussels on a bed of saffron-infused rice. Spicy garlic, smoky paprika and saffron melded together into a dish big enough to share.

The freshly fried chile relleno, a stuffed poblano chile battered in egg then deep-fried, is also noteworthy.

“Mexican food has a lot of differ-ent spices,” Onofre said. “You can take the same cut of meat and create many different types of dishes.”

The restaurant makes its salsa in a traditional molcajete (mortar and pestle), and corn tortillas are made fresh a la casa.

When you head down to Casa Blanca, also make sure to sample

one of the cocktails. The spicy blood orange margarita – made with reposado tequila, muddled jalapeno, and blood orange juice – will make your eyes water. Another must-try is the Jamaica margarita, made with fresh lemon, lime, agave nectar and Jamaica juice, and infused with the essence of berry-like hibiscus flower.

Near closing time, one of the employees from the Boathouse, a sister restaurant, walks in and gives White a slap on the back. The family atmo-sphere that started the company over 30 years ago lives on at Casa Blanca, the Whites’ spiciest venture yet.

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“Big hat, no ranch,” is a common put-down among Westerners. It’s mostly applied to folks

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One virtually can’t read anything about Cliff May (1908-1989) with-out seeing the tag line “Father of the Ranch House.” May’s architectural

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Cliff May (center) lines up with fellow mule riders on an (undated) Rancheros Visitadores trek. The portable camp equipment indicates this was a fairly early ride, perhaps in the 1950s. Although the vast majority of Rancheros ride horses, mules have always had a presence on R.V., either as mounts or pull-ing wagons.

An accomplished pianist and saxophone player, Cliff May (back row, far left) led his own orchestra and dance band in the 1920s, and fully expected to have a career as a musician rather than a builder. He never lost his passion for music, and gleefully joined other musically inclined members of Rancheros Visitadores in playing for their compadres on the annual trail rides.

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While Cliff May’s design and build-ing career is well documented, less widely known are his pursuits as a horseman, musician, and pilot. He was a member of Los Caballeros, a Southern California men’s riding group established in 1943. Ever since September of 1949, Los Caballeros has held a five-day trek on Santa Catalina Island, and May was a regu-lar attendee during the 1960s and ‘70s. My father, Philip Kirst, who was also a Southern California builder, remem-bers Cliff May well from those island rides.

Cliff May was also a longtime mem-ber of Rancheros Visitadores, another men’s riding group established in Santa Barbara in 1930. He started with R.V. in 1939, when the annual trek began at Mission Santa Barbara, went up over the mountains to the Santa Ynez Valley, and culminated with a visit to Mission Santa Inés. Over the years, as land was developed and fenced, it became more difficult to sustain a moving camp of 700 riders over the course of a week.

In 1976, the Rancheros were able to purchase a section of the Janeway Ranch, obtaining 7,250 acres to estab-lish a permanent home and ensure plenty of room for trails should their traditional routes be jeopardized in future years. Although the R.V. mem-bership is spread among eighteen “camps,” central structures were still needed.

“Cliff May designed our mess hall and club house,” recalled Si Jenkins, owner of one of Santa Barbara’s oldest businesses, Jedlicka’s Saddlery, and himself a Rancheros member.

A sixth generation Californian, Clifford Magee May embodied the best of the west in his architectural creations, incorporating easy, warm, inviting, casual, traditional and mod-ern elements into everyday living.

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Cliff May designed his own signs advertising the ranch-style homes available in the housing tracts he developed. This sign for the Riviera Ranch development, near Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, incorporates a variety of equestrian disci-plines, from a polo player to a jumper to a sulky.

Cliff May (center) shares a laugh and a libation with fellow Rancheros Visitadores in an undated photograph. May went on his first R.V. trek in 1939, and was a member of the Borrachos camp, which in the 1950s obtained a piano for him to play. The increasingly musical Borrachos led to friendly competition with other camps, eventually leading to top-flight professional musical entertainment that continues today.

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What can we expect in this concert here?

My audience picks my material. I start out with a show, but I do take requests. Whatever they want that I still remember – or if I don’t, if I’ve got the lyrics available on my iPad – I’ll do it. Even a cappella if the band doesn’t know it. I’ll sing ‘em all if I have time.

‘Bar B’ Cue Theater You know the old expression “As

American as mom, apple pie and baseball”? Now you can add Circle Bar B to the list.

While the dinner theatre based at the ranch in the foothills of west-ern Goleta – halfway up the road to Ronald Reagan’s old spread, to cite another American icon – has always taken note of its roots via the barbecue

buffet dinner served before every per-formance, this year they’ve also come up with an All-American theme for the 41st season.

“It’s an election year,” explained producer Susie Couch, who took over at Circle Bar B with her husband, David, about a decade ago. “So we decided it would be a good thing to keep all the royalties right here in America.”

With the breadth of American play-wrights, and the popularity of region-al theater, you’d think it would be easy to patch together four works by stateside authors, but that wasn’t the case, Couch said.

“It’s been sort of a journey to get it together because we had a couple of shows that we were interested in that we weren’t able to get the rights to. But we made some adjustments and it all worked out fine.”

The four productions take place in such disparate locations as a Manhattan townhouse and a diner

in the rural Mohave Desert, and span eras from the 1920s to the present. But there’s something else the shows have in common: they’re all virtually brand new to Santa Barbara.

That’s both a boon and an issue for audiences, depending on their point of view, Couch said.

“It bothers people when they’ve never heard of the plays we present, but I say, ‘Exactly. That’s the point.’ It’s so much fun to find these gems and bring them to town for the first time. It’s wonderful to introduce peo-ple to something new, even if they’re not sure they like the idea.”

While that approach has categorized the dinner theater for most of the Couch’s tenure, it’s also 180 degrees away from last season, when Circle Bar B celebrated its 40th anniversary by reviving one production from each decade of its history. So another thing the new season has in common is that they all have a reasonable budget.

“We had the biggest season we’ve ever had with the anniversary,” Couch explained. “But we can’t say that will be the case this year, especially with gas prices so high. We’ve got to be prudent. We’ve kept the shows small and intimate, but they’re really great.”

And one more commonality, Couch said: “They’re all about love and rela-tionships, they all revolve around family and friendship.”

In other words, nothing like the 2012 presidential election.

The season opens with Sam Bobrick and Ron Clark’s 1981 comedy Wally’s Café (April 6-May 20), about a trans-planted New Jersey couple that opens a hamburger joint in the Mojave Desert, where on opening day an aspiring actress drops in on her way to Hollywood. The story unfolds over 50 years as we see dreams fade while hope springs eternal. Bill Egan directs while fellow CBB vets Sean O’Shea, Jean Hall and Tiffany Story star in the slice-of-life comedy that actually did once have a production in Santa Barbara starring Donald O’Connor at the Lobero, so long ago that nobody even knows exactly when.

Regrets Only (June 1-July 15) comes from Paul Rudnick (whose I Hate Hamlet played at CBB a few years ago). The Noel Coward-style Manhattan comedy of manners pitting a power-house attorney, his deliriously social wife and their closest friend, who is

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EnTERTAInMEnT (Continued from page 32) Jean Hall, Sean O’Shea and Tiffany Story star in Sam Bobrick and Ron Clark’s 1981 comedy Wally’s Café, kicking off Circle Bar B’s 41st season with an All-American theme

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text-based Socratic discussions, where he will serve as a discussion facilitator, Mr. Rottman is reading a variety of works on the history and basis of the Federal reserve monetary system, dat-ing from an 1873 British book describ-ing the Lombard Street money market to an article on the Dodd-Frank Act in a recent edition of The Economist magazine.

Calling himself “a certified Fed skeptic,” Mr. Rottman believes that the Fed, led by an unelected appoin-tee, “has become the fourth branch of government, and perhaps the most important one of all.”

Mr. Rottman is looking forward to a Q&A session with Chairman Ben Bernanke. “I want to meet Chairman Ben Bernanke,” he said. “He is one of the most influential people in the world today.”

“I look forward to telling my stu-dents stories when I return from Washington,” said Rottman in a state-ment. “I like to find a way to bring important people up close and per-sonal for my students, particularly when covering an abstract concept such as monetary policy. In fact, I wish I could bring my students with me.”

All Saints UpdateAll Saints-by-the-Sea, Montecito’s

Episcopal Church, has seated its Vestry for the 2012-13 year.

Members of the Vestry include Senior Warden Sheri Benninghoven and Chip Nichols, the Junior Warden. The Vestry, which is responsible for the temporal affairs of the church, include Dr. Steb Chandor, Sally Green, JB Rodgers, Suzi Ballard, Sharon Bifano, Bitsy Bacon, Marni McGee, Ladeen Miller, Fred Allen, Kent Damon, Janet Eaton, Joe Jannotta and Nathan Sigler.

For more information about All Saints, visit or call 969-4771. All Saints is locat-ed at 83 Eucalyptus Lane.

Saks & the City VThe ladies of the Teddy Bear Cancer

Foundation are gearing up for the fifth year of the popular event, “Saks & the City,” a special shopping and pampering night held after hours at Saks Fifth Avenue in Santa Barbara. The event, the most profitable TBCF fundraiser, features cocktails, appe-tizers, mini makeovers, massages, an exclusive Saks fashion show, and an auction full of unique dining, travel-ing, and pampering experiences. Save the date for Thursday, April 19 from 6 pm to 10 pm.

TBCF has just announced the Master of Ceremonies for the event is reality star Lisa Gastineau, while TV per-sonality Andrew Firestone will serve as auctioneer. The event is catered by Russian Bear Vodka and Unbelievable Wine, and local eateries including Olio e Limone Ristorante, Olio Pizzeria, Cadiz, Reds Bar and Tapas, Le Crepe Shoppe, Duo Catering, Los Agaves, World Cuisine Express, Los Arroyos, Marmalade Café, China Palace, Omni Fresco Catering, and Chocolats du CaliBressan will provide appetizers and treats. Other local businesses taking part include Avia Spa, Body Work by Alex, Zen Diva Spa, SB Body Works, Maes Center for Natural Health, Adam Cotes, Indulgence the Home Spa, Resolutions, Dolce Salon, Salon U, Dice & Diamonds Casino Events, Cox Communications, Samy’s Camera, and DJ Fab. For the fash-ion show, Saks stylists have pulled together the latest trends from design-ers such as Chanel, Michael Kors, and Dolce & Gabbana. Pre-shopping will be available starting Monday, April 16th through 21st, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to TBCF.

Saks’ makeup artists will be on hand for mini makeovers, while massage therapists will be roaming around giv-ing free hand, shoulder and foot mas-sages. Celebrity stylist Danistyle will be available for styling the night of the event and there will be aura readings

VILLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 29)

Providence Hall teacher Bruce Rottman to partici-pate in national conference


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compiled by Flora Kontilis from information supplied by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, Carpinteria Division


Stolen or Lost? Only the Cocktails KnowSunday, 1 April, 10:30 am – Deputy DeOrnellas was dispatched to a residence on

Jameson Lane based on a lost property report. The victim reported that between 11:30 pm and 9 am on March 30 and 31 items went missing or were stolen from her purse. Her roommate also claimed his phone was missing from the night of March 30. The victim and her roommate were in downtown Santa Barbara drink-ing alcohol with friends that night; the victim stated that she does not remember the cab ride home or how she got into her residence that night. Her roommate claimed there were people at the residence; he suspected them to have taken the missing items. The victim’s missing items include a wallet and credit card holder, containing a license and credit card; the victim stated that she does not recall the last time she had those items with her the night before. Based on the victim’s information, DeOrnellas could not confirm if the items were stolen or lost. The victim’s roommate did not file a report for his missing phone. A report was taken.

Gang Fight Turns into Hot Pursuit in Car and on FootMonday, 2 April, 9:50 pm – Santa Barbara Police Officers responded to a report-

ed gang fight on East Mason Street. Witnesses saw a vehicle fleeing the scene at the time of the incident; officers believe this vehicle was involved in the incident. Officers saw the reported vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driv-er did not yield but rather sped away and the officers’ pursuit continued. Officers followed the vehicle on Milpas Street on to Gutierrez Street; as it traveled, the vehicle did not yield to stop signs or red lights. The pursuit ended when the flee-ing vehicle crashed into a light on Chapala Street; the driver and passenger fled on foot. Officers were able to make contact with the suspects. Three 18-year-old males were arrested; one suspect surrendered to the chase, another was tackled by officers, and the last was tasered before taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing. Two of three of the males were booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail.

Distracted Driving Awareness MonthAs part of the month’s campaign, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department will

be executing zero tolerance for drivers who text with or operate hand-held cell phones. Drivers seen breaking the law will be cited; tickets cost up $159. The Sheriff’s Department reminds you that “distracted driving is a serious safety concern that puts everyone on the road at risk.” As many as 225 local agencies, including California Highway Patrol, will be promoting increased enforce-ment throughout the state in the month of April. The Sheriff’s Department also deems hands-free phone calls as distracting; when your brain is focusing on the cell phone conversation, then you become blind to driving attentively. •MJ

by Pamala Oslie. For the men, the Dice & Diamonds Casino is back by popular demand; it’s a place for men to play cards and “gamble.”

Upstairs, the live auction promises to be bigger than ever, featuring an Avia Spa Experience and an “I Love New York” package that includes accom-modations to The New York Palace Hotel, tickets to any Broadway Show, and dinner. Also up for auction is a pair of one-of-a-kind Blooming Ruby Flower Gold Earrings from Daniel Gibbings Jewelry; a Santa Monica Fashion Trip including accommoda-tions overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the historic Hotel Shangri-La; a VIP Polo package with entry for up to 10 guests, reserved field-side cabana; Channel Islands Surf Retreat with legendary surfer Shaun Tomson; a private Wine and Dinner Party at the world renowned Crustacean Beverly Hills including a chauffeur from Santa Barbara to Beverly Hills and back; Lake Tahoe ‘Old Tahoe’ Luxury Home Getaway; meet and greet with Madeleine Stowe at the filming of ABC’s Revenge; Olio e Limone Chef’s Private Dinner Tasting and Wine Paring for 12; dinner party at a private Montecito estate with celebrity chef

Sam Talbot; and a performance by R & B Jazz singer Lois Mahalia at the home of Kenny Loggins.

Attendees will also have the oppor-tunity to bid for dance parties, make-overs, personal training and physical fitness vouchers, spa treatments, a Santa Barbara Bowl concert package and more. All proceeds from the event go directly to TBCF; last year’s event raised over $136,000 in donations, more than twice what was earned the previous year. “It keeps getting big-ger and better,” said co-chair Sheela Hunt.

Event Committee Members include: Co-Chairs Nikki Greene and Sheela Hunt, Jo Landis Shields, Donna Barranco Fisher, Sarah Clark, Sean Drager, Lucia Engel, Tina Fanucchi-Frontado, Mer James, Kristi Marks, Marni Rozet, Carla Tomson, Michelle Bouchard Berman, Kyle Brace, Lorena Cheverez, Sheri Copus, Kate Coppola, Katherine Eades, Kristi Horton, Darcie McKnight, Sylvia Schulte Molony, Cynthia Murphy, Sarah Paskin, Cynthia Peeples, Patricia Sadeghian, Pam Sanchez, Dani Stone, Jenise Tremblay and Jessica Willbanks.

The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation,

founded by Nikki Simon-Katz, rais-es funds to ensure that children in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties receive the undi-vided attention and comfort of their parents during treatment and recov-ery of cancer. Since its inception in 2003, TBCF helps families of child-hood cancer patients by paying rent, mortgages, utilities, car payments, hotel accommodations, and basic day-to-day necessities for families in financial straits. The non-profit also offers parent support groups, family fun days, health and fitness for chil-dren in treatment, spa days for moms and much more. Last month TBCF announced a new executive director, Lindsey Guerrero.

Following the event, guests are invited across the street at Canary Hotel for a late night after party with cocktails and dancing.

Tickets for “Saks & the City” may be purchased by calling (805) 563-4723 or online at Individual tickets are $125 each, couples tickets are $225. The event is expected to sell out, as it has in previous years.

Corrections & Omissions

In last week’s MJ article about Montecito’s elected officials, a typo indicated Montecito Fire Protection District board member Roy Jensen began his board service in 1995. In fact he began service in 1975. In the same article, we misidentified a photo of for-mer county staff member as Montecito Board of Architectural Review board member Marsha Zilles. Ms Zilles was not present in the picture. We regret the errors. •MJ

VILLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 37)

TBCF committee members Sheela Hunt, Cynthia Peeples, Carla Tomson, Nikki Greene and Sylvia Schulte model fash-ions at Saks Fifth Avenue

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In the month of March, six estate properties priced at over $5m came to market. These six will be sharing

buyers’ attentions with 62 other estate properties in this price range.

China Flat RoadThe Birnam Wood golf community

is on East Valley Road between San Ysidro and Sheffield. Here a restored 3,900-sq-ft 2-bedroom with light-filled high ceilinged rooms, a 3-car garage, pool and mountain views is being offered for $5.185m. It was purchased five years ago for 3.8m. In addi-tion, the buyer will pay $80k to join the community and pay associated monthly dues.

Birnam Wood DriveAlso in the Birnam Wood enclave is

a 1970’s contemporary on 2 acres on the 14th fairway. With over 7,300-sq-ft, this 4-bedroom, 5-bath enjoys grand marble floored rooms with soaring ceilings, a chef’s kitchen, an enter-tainment terrace and adjacent pool surrounded by Asian design gardens. It was purchased in December of

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Located on the fourteenth fairway at Birnam Wood, this four-bedroom, five-bathroom 1970’s contemporary estate was just listed on the market for $5.695m


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1st Thursday – April’s 1st Thursday – not to be confused with April 1st – is a fool’s paradise, and by fools we mean art and culture lovers. That little bit of word play is nowhere near as interesting as the ones that come from the pens (and mouths) of poets, who are the centerpiece for this month’s event as Santa Barbara celebrates National Poetry Month. Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Paul J. Willis hosts “Poets on the Threshold,” a poetry reading featuring an array of area poets at Channing Peake Gallery, but wordsmiths also abound elsewhere. At the Faulkner Gallery East at the Santa Barbara Public Library, Loree Gold exhibits “Road Diaries: Poetry from the Dotted Line,” with visitors invited to compose the words for the visually poetic and colorful body of work that explores the collective memory of road trips past; contributions will be collected throughout the month. The Poetry Booth on the Marshall’s Patio is also interactive – it’s a public art installation and collaboration space for experiencing and creating poems, with some guidance from experienced poets if you want some help. At the John Deering Gallery, Alice Hutchins’ “Magnetic Force” traces the artist’s development as a member of a group of poets, avant-garde artists and musicians in Paris in the 1960s who also participated in the Fluxus movement. Paris is also central to the latest film in El Presidio Historic Park’s Travelbooks series, as Brazilian-born photographer-filmmaker Ciro Coelho presents Paris, a poetic visual chronicle of the world capital and its citizens, which will be projected onto a wall-sized screen. Writers in other media are celebrated at the Book Den,

where Paulie Nicoll (author of The War Within and Spilt Milk) shares the spotlight with songwriter Jena Douglas (“Change the World – Write Your Own Song”) and gardener-authors Susan Levine and Tom Shepherd’s Handbook for Citizen Farmers: Plant Every Seed in Your Life with Love). There are plenty of choices on the visual arts front too, of course, including a new exhibit at Lola Boutique titled “mischievous allegory II” from Dan Levin, who gravitates towards materials extracted from beaches, streams, mountains and deserts to orchestrate relationships between objects as a singular composition or metaphorical device. At Artamo Gallery, Janet Bothne unveils “Driving Force,” in which she layers scraps of paper from divorce papers, wrappers, personal documents and paint sample chips to make work that becomes an unintentional journal like map pins plotting out her recent experiences. At Santa Barbara Arts, Christopher Clark’s “Amused” exhibit features his edited images of an amusement park outside the city limits of New Orleans, abandoned after Katrina, which might be considered poetic in itself. Bridging the visual and performance art continuum, Jodi House hosts a collection of works by local artists surrounding the theme of poetry and also presents local musician J. Peter Boles (and complimentary wine from Enterprise Fish Co., too!). The Wha Wha’s – the first group to emerge from Santa Barbara Rock Shop Academy, and already a second-place winner in the Santa Barbara Youth Battle of the Bands at the Lobero – perform at Paseo Nuevo Center Court, while up-and-coming singer-songwriter Kat Devlin delivers her incisive songs at the Sojourner Café,

C ALENDAR OF EVENTSNote to readers: This entertainment calendar is a subjective sampling of arts and other events taking place in the Santa Barbara area for the next week. It is by no means comprehensive. Be sure to read feature stories in each issue that complement the calendar. In order to be considered for inclusion in this calendar, information must be submitted no later than noon on the Wednesday eight days prior to publication date. Please send all news releases and digital artwork to [email protected])

by Steven Libowitz


Primavera Festival – UCSB Music’s annual two-week salute to Contemporary Arts and Digital Media – with a big focus on new, electronic, unusual and otherwise fringy music, plus installations, lectures, dance and art exhibits at venues all around campus – continues with a College of Creative Studies original TV Musical, “It’s Only Human...(if it dies),” executive produced by Jeremy Haladyna and presented in the CCS Old Little Theater (Thursday & Friday April 5 & 6). Also, “Remembering: Performing memories/histories,” features new performance art pieces by UCSB students facilitated by Ruth Hellier-Tinoco (7pm April 10); Ensemble for Contemporary Music’s “Making Stars,” directed by Haladyna, on April 11; and the CREATE Concert,

“Pi and Beyond,” directed by Curtis Roads, with guest composers Richard Boulanger and Thom Blum, on April 12. Most events are free. Get a complete schedule and more information online at


Not the ‘Nutcracker’ – Santa Barbara Festival Ballet is primarily known for its annual full-scale production of Tchaikovsky’s classic every December, but the company does actually dance the rest of the year, too. Tonight’s program at the Lobero is a collaboration with South Bay Ballet and the UCSB Student Dance Company.

Festival Ballet will perform “Question,” a new work by Christina McCarthy that takes its inspiration from our human need to belong in community and to find solace in a universe that has deep undercuts of spiritual force. Company director Denise Rinaldi’s “Side by Side by Side” is set to music from jazz musician Oscar Peterson and violinist Itzhak Perlman and combines her love for both swing dance and ballet. “Badinage with Homage to Charles Moulton,” choreographed by Valerie Huston, is set to a four-handed piano version of “Dance of the Jugglers” by Rimsky-Korsakov and the Overture to The Barber of Seville by Rossini, and has the dancers exploring the playfulness and emotional intensity of a tennis game through both modern and ballet vocabularies. Also, UCSB Student Dance Company performs “You, Always You, Everything You”, a new work by New York choreographer Austin McCormick; South Bay Ballet offers “Stick Figures,” choreographed by Eva Stone, artistic director of The Stone Dance Festival; and Santa Barbara Dance Theatre’s Kyle Castillo joins State Street Ballet’s Leila Drake for Nancy Colahan’s “K&L/In Tandem,” a dance representative of a relationship that is deeply intimate though not clearly a romance. Both “Stick Figures” and “Question” will be performed at the National Regional Dance America Festival in May in Montreal, Canada WHEN: 7pm WHERE: Lobero Theater, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $30 general, $22 students $20 UCSB students INFO: 963-0761 or

where you can also sample healthy plant-based shakes produced by the hydroponic-aeroponic Tower Garden Growing System by Juice Plus. Finally, CAF’s Forum Lounge presents “Suddenly Summer Somewhere,” a duet that follows the relationship between two performers, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass, who embody quirky, fallible, and familiar characters in a whimsical dance theater piece set to live recordings of the Rat Pack and blending deadpan comedy, space-devouring choreography, and awkwardly strenuous partnering. The duo will be performing across from CAF, at the more spacious black box Center Stage Theatre. WHEN: 5-8pm WHERE: State Street and side streets between Cota & Victoria COST: free INFO:

Look at Ma now – The celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to town for one of his near-annual visits with an unusual program titled “Reflecting on a Life in Music.” Winner of more than 15 Grammys and recipient of many prestigious awards including a 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom, Ma will incorporate video, performance and discussion to address the role of music in today’s global culture, of which he is more than qualified to speak, given his penchant for both classic

cello repertoire and music from outside of Western culture including his much lauded Silk Road Project. Most of the seats have already been spoken for, but a few top-priced Gold Circle tickets, which include VIP seating and exclusive champagne reception, are still available. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $38-$153 INFO: 899-2222 or


Green Shorts Film Festival – No, it’s not some sort of weird, grass-colored fashion statement. The one- to two-minute entries that comprise the annual grassroots film festival are all about saving our planet, improving our environment and being “green” in general. The short films, produced by inspired students and adults in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties, are meant to be entertaining, humorous and often moving as well as somewhat informative. Slated as one of the premier Earth Day kick-off events, the festival has been described as one of the most heart-warming environmental events in the region, and includes a Green Carpet welcome, the film screening, an awards ceremony and an optional post party/reception. WHEN:

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one of the world’s most famous fash-ion designers, against their daughter’s engagement, a crazy “Nana,” and the President of the United States. Joseph Beck directs the work’s regional debut. “It’s one of the funniest plays I’ve ever read in my life,” Susie Couch said. “We were laughing so hard when we read it we ended up crying.”

The summer thriller Post Mortum (July 27-September 9) is by one of CBB’s favorite comedic playwrights, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moonlight Over Buffalo and Leading Ladies). The family-friendly laugher is directed by Miller James and stars producer David Couch (who starred as Holmes’ sidekick Watson in a recent CBB show) as Sherlock himself, or at least an actor portraying Holmes who has assembled the cast of a Broadway revival for a planned séance that becomes a whodunit caper.

Any Wednesday, which closes the season (September 21-November 4) was a huge Broadway hit, starring Sandy Dennis and the then-unknown Gene Hackman, a hit movie starring Jane Fonda, and a staple of regional theater. But it hasn’t been produced in town in recent memory. A spunky young woman, her slimy corporate raider of a boyfriend, his wife and a man whose small company fell prey to the raider all converge in a Manhattan penthouse where zany identity com-plications ensue as the parties try to resolve their relationships with each other. Described as a show that is “as intoxicating as a bubbly glass of champagne,” Couch says the play will “leave you with a feeling as uplifting as a bunch of balloons!”

All CBB productions take place at 8pm Fridays & Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, with

the barbecue buffet served one hour earlier. Tickets cost $45 general, $37 for seniors on Friday nights and Sunday matinees. Group rates and season tickets are avail-able. Call 967-1962 or visit

Giving Irreverence a Good name

Tim Minchin is a big star back home in Britain and Australia, but basi-cally unknown in America. But now, thanks to YouTube, you can discover this unusually intelligent and broadly talented Aussi-British character. By all means, check out his dozens of videos including lots of live performances on his own channel. There you’ll find such songs as “WoodyAllenJesus,” which compares Christ to more mortal men and phenomena and was bravely performed on British TV just this last Christmas Eve eve, plus “Pope Disco” and “Confessions.”

If it seems there’s a theme, you’re right: Minchin, a devout atheist, has a particularly penetratingly sharp arrow aimed at religion and intoler-ance, although he also gets personal on such numbers as “If You Really Loved Me” and “You Grew On Me.”

From what I understand, Minchin – who looks like the illegitimate child of Tim Burton and Boy George – mixes poetry with his comedic songs, touch-ing on everything from standard social satire to sex fetishes and his own failed ambitions as a rock star – and he even tosses in some stand-up routines between the rest of the material. Find out for yourself when Minchin makes his Santa Barbara debut Wednesday, April 11 at the Lobero as part of a short stateside tour. It’s a good bet we’ll be buzzing about this one for weeks to come.

Pop Tarts Compton-born DJ Quik, who has

worked with an impressive array of rap and hip-hop artists over his 20-some-thing year career – including Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg to name just two – performs his magic at SOhO Thursday night… It’s a radically different energy on Friday when the Cambridge Drive Concert Series presents Utah-based folkie Kate MacLeod with the gifted local singer-songwriter Sierra Reeves opening… Santa Barbara’s own mul-tifaceted musician (singer, guitarist, soundtrack artist, etc.) Jesse Rhodes headlines a singer-songwriter night at SOhO on Tuesday… The same venue hosts an early show Wednesday with Wisconsin-native Jeffrey Foucault, who conjures dark takes on country and blues from his adopted outpost in Western Massachusetts. “Cross-pollinated” gypsy jazz band Fishtank Ensemble play the late slot. •MJ

EnTERTAInMEnTT (Continued from page 36)

Australian musician, comedian, actor and writer Tim Minchin brings his musical comedy show to Santa Barbara for the first time at the Lobero on Wednesday, April 11


Concert for CALM – Linda Newlin lists more than a dozen attributes on her bio/press release, including author, coach and entrepreneur. But it’s the singer-songwriter, activist and teacher who will inform much of what the now-Santa Barbara resident does tonight at the Lobero in her concert to benefit Child Abuse Listening & Mediation. The evening is titled “It’s Not OK!” after one of the songs on her new album, “Love Your Self,” which is not only about physical and sexual violence but also all the ways we abuse ourselves with negative self-talk, staying in empty relationships, working in a job we hate, not doing what we love or not being who we

truly are. The evening is described as “a journey of music, laughter and hope as we search life for purpose and for finding our own music.” WHEN: 7pm WHERE: Lobero Theater, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $45 general, $25 students ($105 patrons) INFO: 963-0761 or


Human Rights Film Festival – The seventh annual Santa Barbara festival, now co-sponsored by UCSB Arts & Lectures and the Carsey-Wolf Center at the university – presents a dozen award-winning international documentary films screening as part of six double features over the course of a month

at the new state-of-the-art screening room on campus. This year’s lineup includes the Oscar-nominated documentary Hell and Back Again, about a wounded Marine sergeant’s return home after the Afghan War; Fragments of a Revolution, made by an anonymous exiled filmmaker using smuggled footage of the street protests in 2009 in Iran; and the highly anticipated film version of Margaret Atwood’s prescient book Payback – Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth. But every one of the dozen is well worth seeing, as these films have been carefully selected to cover a wide range of important topics, from global concerns such as genocide and justice in Guatemala (Granito – How to Nail a Dictator) and Egypt in the months leading up to the Tahrir Square demonstrations (Goodbye Mubarak!) to a chronicle of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco (We Were Here) and a story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who try to protect their communities from the brutality they once employed (The Interrupters). You’ll descend with flour sulfur miners in an active volcanic crater in Indonesia (Where Heaven Meets Hell) and delve into the netherworld of sex trafficking in Eastern Europe (The Price of Sex). At this point, none of the filmmakers are slated to attend the screenings (although that may change down the road), but the films they made speak for themselves, potent and important documents of parts of the world far removed from Santa Barbara. Free refreshments are served during the intermission between features each night. WHEN: 7 & 9pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, today & April 11, April 23 & 25, and May 7 & 9 (opening night wine and refreshments reception 6pm tonight) WHERE: UCSB’s Pollock Theater COST: $10 per evening INFO: 893-3535 or

6pm WHERE: Lobero Theater, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $10 general, $20 includes reception INFO: 963-0761 or

Words of Wonder – Five debut authors of children’s books for middle-graders have teamed up for a short tour of the West Coast, and two of them are coming to Carpinteria for the kickoff at the Curious Cup Bookstore. Jenny Lundquist’s Seeing Cinderella, which has been accepted into the Scholastic Book Club, is about a young girl who wishes her life could be more of a fairy tale and then discovers her brand new

oversized geeky glasses have a special, magical perk that lets her read people’s thoughts. Jenn Reese’s Above World is the tale of 13-year-old Aluna, who has lived her entire life under the ocean in the City of Shifting Tides but must surface when her colony’s survival is in doubt. Lundquist and Reese will read from their work during today’s event; the other works include Anne Nebet’s The Cabinet of Earths, Laurisa Reyes’ The Rock of Ivanore and J. Anderson Coats’ The Wicked and the Just. WHEN: 5-8pm WHERE: 929 Linden Avenue COST: free INFO: 220-6608 or •MJ

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Bella Vista $$$1260 Channel Drive (565-8237)Featuring a glass retractable roof, Bella Vis-ta’s ambiance is that of an elegant outdoor Mediterranean courtyard. Executive Chef Alessandro Cartumini has created an inno-vative menu, featuring farm fresh, Italian-inspired California cuisine. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 am to 9 pm.

Cafe Del Sol $$30 Los Patos Way (969-0448)

CAVA $$1212 Coast Village Road (969-8500)Regional Mexican and Spanish cooking combine to create Latin cuisine from tapas and margaritas, mojitos, seafood paella and sangria to lobster tamales, Churrasco ribeye steak and seared Ahi tuna. Sunflower-colored interior is accented by live Span-ish guitarist playing next to cozy beehive fireplace nightly. Lively year-round outdoor people-wat ching front patio. Open Monday-Friday 11 am to 10 pm. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 10 pm.

China Palace $$1070 Coast Village Road (565-9380)Montecito’s only Chinese restaurant, here you’ll find large portions and modern décor. Take out available. (Montecito Journal staff is especially fond of the Cashew Chicken!) China Palace also has an outdoor patio. Open seven days 11:30 am to 9:30 pm.

Giovanni’s $1187 Coast Village Road (969-1277)

Los Arroyos $1280 Coast Village Road (969-9059)

Little Alex’s $1024 A-Coast Village Road (969-2297)

Lucky’s (brunch) $$ (dinner) $$$ 1279 Coast Village Road (565-7540)Comfortable, old-fashioned urban steak-house in the heart of America’s biggest little village. Steaks, chops, seafood, cocktails, and an enormous wine list are featured, with white tablecloths, fine crystal and vintage photos from the 20th century. The bar (separate from dining room) features large flat-screen TV and opens at 4 pm during the week. Open nightly from 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday & Sunday brunch from 9 am to 3 pm. Valet Parking.

Montecito Café $$1295 Coast Village Road (969-3392)

Montecito Coffee Shop $1498 East Valley Road (969-6250)

Montecito Wine Bistro $$$516 San Ysidro Road 969-7520Head to Montecito’s upper village to indulge in some California bistro cuisine. Chef Nathan Heil creates seasonal menus that

$ (average per person under $15)$$ (average per person $15 to $30)$$$ (average per person $30 to $45)$$$$ (average per person $45-plus)

M O N T E C I T O E AT E R I E S . . . A G u i d e include fish and vegetarian dishes, and fresh flatbreads straight out of the wood-burning oven. The Bistro offers local wines, classic and specialty cocktails, single malt scotches and aged cognacs.

Pane é Vino $$$1482 East Valley Road (969-9274)

Peabody’s $1198 Coast Village Road (969-0834)

Plow & Angel $$$San Ysidro Ranch 900 San Ysidro Lane (565-1700) Enjoy a comfortable atmosphere as you dine on traditional dishes such as mac ‘n cheese and ribs. The ambiance is enhanced with original artwork, including stained glass windows and an homage to its namesake, Saint Isadore, hanging above the fireplace. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 pm daily with bar service extend-ing until 11 pm weekdays and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Sakana Japanese Restaurant $$1046 Coast Village Road (565-2014)

Stella Mare’s $$/$$$50 Los Patos Way (969-6705)

Stonehouse $$$$San Ysidro Ranch900 San Ysidro Lane (565-1700)Located in what is a 19th-century citrus pack-inghouse, Stonehouse restaurant features a lounge with full bar service and separate dining room with crackling fireplace and creekside views. Chef Jamie West’s regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables harvested from the on-site chef’s garden. Recently voted 1 of the best 50 restaurants in America by OpenTable Diner’s Choice. 2010 Diners’ Choice Awards: 1 of 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, 1 of 50 Restaurants With Best Service in America. Open for dinner from 6 to 10 pm daily. Sunday Brunch 10 am to 2 pm.

Trattoria Mollie $$$1250 Coast Village Road (565-9381)

Tre Lune $$/$$$1151 Coast Village Road (969-2646)A real Italian boite, complete with small but fully licensed bar, big list of Italian wines, large comfortable tables and chairs, lots of mahogany and large b&w vintage photos of mostly fa-mous Italians. Menu features both comfort food like mama used to make and more adventurous Italian fare. Now open continuously from lunch to dinner. Also open from 7:30 am to 11:30 am daily for breakfast.

Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria $$1483 East Valley Road (565-9393)

Delis, bakeries, juice bars

Blenders in the Grass1046 Coast Village Road (969-0611)

Here’s The Scoop1187 Coast Village Road (lower level) (969-7020)Gelato and Sorbet are made on the premises. Open Monday through Thursday 1 pm to 9 pm, 12 pm to 10 pm Friday and Saturday, and 12

pm to 9 pm on Sundays. Scoopie also offers a full coffee menu featuring Santa Barbara Roast-ing Company coffee. Offerings are made from fresh, seasonal ingredients found at Farmers’ Market, and waffle cones are made on site everyday.

Jeannine’s1253 Coast Village Road (969-7878)

Montecito Deli1150 Coast Village Road (969-3717)Open six days a week from 7 am to 3 pm. (Closed Sunday) This eatery serves home-made soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, and its specialty, The Piadina, a homemade flat bread made daily. Owner Jeff Rypysc and staff deliver locally and cater office parties, luncheons or movie shoots. Also serving breakfast (7am to 11 am), and brewing Peet’s coffee & tea.

Panino 1014 #C Coast Village Road (565-0137)

Pierre Lafond516 San Ysidro Road (565-1502)This market and deli is a center of activity in Montecito’s Upper Village, serving fresh baked pastries, regular and espresso coffee drinks, smoothies, burritos, homemade soups, deli salads, made-to-order sandwiches and wraps available, and boasting a fully stocked salad bar. Its sunny patio draws crowds of regulars daily. The shop also carries specialty drinks, gift items, grocery staples, and produce. Open everyday 5:30 am to 8 pm.

Village Cheese & Wine 1485 East Valley Road (969-3815)

In Summerland / Carpinteria

The Barbecue Company $$3807 Santa Claus Lane (684-2209)

Cantwell’s Summerland Market $2580 Lillie Avenue (969-5894)

Corktree Cellars $$910 Linden Avenue (684-1400)Corktree offers a casual bistro setting for lunch and dinner, in addition to wine tasting and tapas. The restaurant, open everyday except Monday, features art from locals, mellow music and a relaxed atmo-sphere. An extensive wine list features over 110 bottles of local and international wines, which are also available in the eatery's retail section.

Garden Market $3811 Santa Claus Lane (745-5505)

Jack’s Bistro $5050 Carpinteria Avenue (566-1558)Serving light California Cuisine, Jack’s offers freshly baked bagels with whipped cream cheeses, omelettes, scrambles, breakfast bur-ritos, specialty sandwiches, wraps, burgers, salads, pastas and more. Jacks offers an ex-tensive espresso and coffee bar menu, along with wine and beer. They also offer full ser-vice catering, and can accommodate wedding receptions to corporate events. Open Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday 7 am to 3 pm.

Nugget $$2318 Lillie Avenue (969-6135)

Padaro Beach Grill $3765 Santa Claus Lane (566-9800)A beach house feel gives this seaside eatery its charm and makes it a perfect place to bring the whole family. Its new owners added a pond, waterfall, an elevated patio with fireplace and couches to boot. Enjoy grill op-tions, along with salads and seafood plates. The Grill is open Monday through Sunday 11 am to 9 pm

Sly’s $$$686 Linden Avenue (684-6666)Sly’s features fresh fish, farmers’ market veg-gies, traditional pastas, prime steaks, Blue Plate Specials and vintage desserts. You’ll find a full bar, serving special martinis and an extensive wine list featuring California and French wines. Cocktails from 4 pm to close, dinner from 5 to 9 pm Sunday-Thursday and 5 to 10 pm Friday and Saturday. Lunch is M-F 11:30 to 2:30, and brunch is served on the weekends from 9 am to 3 pm.

Stacky’s Seaside $2315 Lillie Avenue (969-9908)

Summerland Beach Café $2294 Lillie Avenue (969-1019)

Tinkers $2275 C Ortega Hill Road (969-1970)

Santa Barbara / Restaurant Row

Andersen’s Danish Bakery &Gourmet Restaurant $1106 State State Street (962-5085)Established in 1976, Andersen’s serves Danish and European cuisine including breakfast, lunch & dinner. Authentic Danishes, Apple Strudels, Marzipans, desserts & much more. Dine inside surrounded by European interior or outside on the sidewalk patio. Open 8 am to 9 pm Monday through Friday, 8 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Bistro Eleven Eleven $$1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard (730-1111)Located adjacent to Hotel Mar Monte, the bistro serves breakfast and lunch featur-ing all-American favorites. Dinner is a mix of traditional favorites and coastal cuisine. The lounge advancement to the restaurant features a big screen TV for daily sporting events and happy hour. Open Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am to 10 pm.

Chuck’s Waterfront Grill $$113 Harbor Way (564-1200)Located next to the Maritime Museum, enjoy some of the best views of both the mountains and the Santa Barbara pier sitting on the newly renovated, award-winning patio, while enjoy-ing fresh seafood straight off the boat. Dinner is served nightly from 5 pm, and brunch is offered on Sunday from 10 am until 1 pm. Reservations are recommended.

El Paseo $$813 Anacapa Street (962-6050)Located in the heart of downtown Santa Bar-bara in a Mexican plaza setting, El Paseo is the place for authentic Mexican specialties, home-

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. . . E AT E R I E Smade chips and salsa, and a cold margarita while mariachis stroll through the historic restaurant. The décor reflects its rich Spanish heritage, with bougainvillea-draped balconies, fountain courtyard dining and a festive bar. Dinner specials are offered during the week, with a brunch on Sundays. Open Tuesday through Thursday 4 pm to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 11:30 am to 10:30 pm, and Sunday 10:30 am to 9 pm.

Enterprise Fish Co. $$225 State Street (962-3313)Every Monday and Tuesday the Enterprise Fish Company offers two-pound Maine Lob-sters served with clam chowder or salad, and rice or potatoes for only $29.95. Happy hour is every weekday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Open Sunday thru Thursday 11:30 am to 10 pm and Friday thru Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm.

The Harbor Restaurant $$210 Stearns Wharf (963-3311)Enjoy ocean views at the historic Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf. Featuring prime steaks and seafood, a wine list that has earned Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excel-lence for the past six years and a full cocktail bar. Lunch is served 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday-Friday, 11 am to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is served 5:30 pm to 10 pm, early dinner available Saturday and Sunday starting at 3 pm.

Los Agaves $600 N. Milpas Street (564-2626)Los Agaves offers eclectic Mexican cuisine, us-ing only the freshest ingredients, in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Serving lunch and dinner, with breakfast on the weekends, Los Agaves fea-tures traditional dishes from central and south-ern Mexico such as shrimp & fish enchiladas, shrimp chile rellenos, and famous homemade mole poblano. Open Monday- Friday 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 9 pm.

Miró $$$$8301 Hollister Avenue at Bacara Resort & Spa (968-0100)Miró is a refined refuge with stunning views, featuring two genuine Miro sculptures, a top-rated chef offering a sophisticated menu that accents fresh, organic, and native-grown in-gredients, and a world-class wine cellar. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Olio e Limone Ristorante $$$ Olio Pizzeria $ 17 West Victoria Street (899-2699) Elaine and Alberto Morello oversee this friendly, casually elegant, linen-tabletop eatery featuring Italian food of the highest order. Of-ferings include eggplant soufflé, pappardelle with quail, sausage and mushroom ragù, and fresh-imported Dover sole. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence-winning wine list. Private dining (up to 40 guests) and catering are also available.Next door at Olio Pizzeria, the Morellos have added a simple pizza-salumi-wine-bar inspired by neighborhood “pizzerie” and “enoteche” in Italy. Here the focus is on artisanal pizzas and antipasti, with classic toppings like fresh moz-zarella, seafood, black truffles, and sausage. Salads, innovative appetizers and an assort-ment of salumi and formaggi round out the menu at this casual, fast-paced eatery. Private

dining for up to 32 guests. Both the ristorante and the pizzeria are open for lunch Monday thru Saturday (11:30 am to 2 pm) and dinner seven nights a week (from 5 pm).

Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro $516 State Street (962-1455)The Wine Bistro menu is seasonal California cuisine specializing in local products. Pair your meal with wine from the Santa Barbara Winery, Lafond Winery or one from the list of wines from around the world. Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The 1st Wednesday of each month is Passport to the World of Wine. Grilled cheese night every Thursday. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; catering available.

Renaud’s $ 3315 State Street (569-2400) Located in Loreto Plaza, Renaud’s is a bakery specializing in a wide selection of French pastries. The breakfast and lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches and salads and represents Renaud’s personal favorites. Brewed coffees and teas are organic. Open Monday-Saturday 7 am to 5 pm, Sunday 7 am to 3 pm.

Rodney’s Steakhouse $$$633 East Cabrillo Boulevard (884-8554)Deep in the heart of well, deep in the heart of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Inn on East Beach in Santa Barbara. This handsome eatery sells and serves only Prime Grade beef, lamb, veal, halibut, salmon, lobster and other high-end victuals. Full bar, plenty of California wines, elegant surroundings, across from the ocean. Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday at 5:30 pm. Reservations suggested on weekends.


Maravilla $$$905 Country Club Road in Ojai (646-1111)Located at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, this upscale eatery features prime steaks, chops and fresh seafood. Local farmers provide fresh produce right off the vine, while herbs are har-vested from the Inn’s herb garden. The menu includes savory favorites like pan seared diver scallops and braised beef short ribs; dishes are accented with seasonal vegetables. Open Sun-day through Thursday for dinner from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. •MJ

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Drive at the western tip of Montecito. A 4,600-sq-ft Italian country, newly built, single level home on 5 land-scaped acres here enjoys mountain, ocean, island, city and harbor views particularly dramatic at the Mountain drive elevation. It offers 4 bedrooms, 5 fireplaces, a pool, fountains and was listed on the second of March for $6.45m.

Park LaneOn beautiful tree lined Park

Lane above East Valley with ocean

and mountain views is a classic Mediterranean design inspired estate on 3 gated acres. Built in 1991 for movie mogul Thomas Pollack, this two-level, 8,500-sq-ft home is listed for $7.65m and has 5 guest suites, a luxury kitchen, a screening room, tennis court and pool. It sold last four years ago for $8.97m.

Hill RoadIt is fair to say that Montecito

for the most part is Mediterranean in design. A wonderful exception

is being offered on Hill Road at Butterfly Lane on the market at $15m. Built just last year, this 3,500-sq-ft 4-bedroom on just a quarter of an acre is distinctively modern with “green” features throughout. Walk to Butterfly Beach or enjoy the pool, cabana, private gardens and Brazilian decks and terraces with ocean views. It sold last in February 2008 as an early 1950’s, 1,200-sq-ft cottage for its full asking price of $4.9m. Location indeed.

Lilac DriveLilac is off East Valley Road

before Sheffield going east towards Summerland, and hosts some won-derful properties including a large, dramatic Mediterranean estate on over 2 gated acres. Built toxin free, it enjoys over 11,000-sq-ft on two levels with unobstructed ocean views. Built in 2006, it has 6 bedrooms, 8 baths, wood beamed ceilings, a guesthouse pool and landscaped gardens. It listed last week for $18.9m. •MJ

REAL ESTATE (Continued from page 39)

This four-bedroom Italian country home on Coyote Road on five acres has mountain, ocean, island, city and harbor views and is listed at $6.45m

This Mediterranean estate on Lilac Drive was built toxin free in 2006, boasts unobstructed ocean views, and is on the market for $18.9m

If you have a 93108 open house scheduled, please send us your free directory listing to [email protected]

93108 OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY SATURDAY April 7 ADDRESS TIME $ #BD / #BA AGENT NAME TELEPHONE # COMPANY810 Cima Del Mundo Road 1-4pm $13,850,000 5bd/7ba Andrew Templeton 895-6029 Sotheby’s International Realty1821 Fernald Point Lane By Appt. $5,950,000 3bd/3ba Ron Dickman 689-3135 Sotheby’s International Realty670 Hodges Lane 2-4pm $5,875,000 3bd/3.5ba Sandy Stahl 689-1602 Sotheby’s International Realty733 Knapp Drive By Appt. $3,950,000 5bd/4.5ba Bob Lamborn 689-6800 Sotheby’s International Realty730 Arcady Road 1-4pm $3,595,000 4bd/4.5ba Diane Randall 705-5252 Sotheby’s International Realty803 Park Lane West 2-4pm $2,595,000 3bd/3.5ba Ron Madden 284-4170 Village Properties2150 East Valley Road By Appt. $2,250,000 4bd/3ba Jason Streatfeild 969-1122 Prudential California Realty2516 Sycamore Canyon Road 2-4pm $1,999,000 4bd Kathleen Marvin 450-4792 Coldwell166 Coronada Circle 1-4pm $1,799,000 3bd/2.5ba Marilyn Rickard 452-8284 Sotheby’s International Realty130 Hermosillo Road 1-4pm $1,725,000 3bd/3ba Vivienne Leebosh 689-5613 Sotheby’s International Realty90 Humphrey Road By Appt. $1,695,000 4bd/3ba Stu Morse 705-0161 Goodwin & Thyne733 El Rancho Road 2-4pm $1,525,000 3bd Francoise Morel 252-4752 Coldwell655 Coyote Road 1-4pm $1,495,000 3bd/2ba Liana Decierdo 729-2991 Prudential California Realty548 San Ysidro Road #B 12-3pm $925,000 2bd Tom Atwill 705-0292 Coldwell1012 Fairway Road 1-4pm $895,000 3bd/2ba Tobias Hildebrand 895-7355 Sotheby’s International Realty544-B San Ysidro Road 1-4pm $875,000 1bd/1ba Ed McAniff 319-1980 Sotheby’s International Realty366 Miramonte Avenue 1-3pm $779,000 2bd/2ba Cristal Clarke 886-9378 Sotheby’s International Realty1020 Fairway Road 1-4pm $675,000 1bd/1ba David Hekhouse 455-2113 Village Properties SUNDAY April 8ADDRESS TIME $ #BD / #BA AGENT NAME TELEPHONE # COMPANY2150 East Valley Road By Appt. $2,250,000 4bd/3ba Jason Streatfeild 969-1122 Prudential California Realty 2516 Sycamore Canyon Road 2-5pm $1,999,000 4bd Ryan Strehlow 705-8877 Coldwell 90 Humphrey Road By Appt. $1,695,000 4bd/3ba Stu Morse 705-0161 Goodwin & Thyne 733 El Rancho Road 2-5pm $1,525,000 3bd Joan Wagner 895-4555 Coldwell 165 Cedar Lane 12-2pm $999,800 3bd/1.5ba Liza DiMarco 450-3795 Sotheby’s International Realty 944 Channel Drive 1-3pm $999,500 3bd/2ba Justin Corrado 451-9969 Sotheby’s International Realty 548 San Ysidro Road #B 12-3pm $925,000 2bd Tom Atwill 705-0292 Coldwell 115 Coronado Circle 2-5pm $920,000 2bd/2ba Mark Hunt 698-2174 Village Properties 366 Miramonte Avenue 2-4pm $779,000 2bd/2ba Cristal Clarke 886-9378 Sotheby’s International Realty

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Exquisite ESCADA suits (some with slacks AND skirt) in pristine condition. Size 34. Also three lovely evening gowns. All half original price. 818 262 1640 for appointment. Santa Barbara location.


LOST CAT: Tan/beige striped small short hair tabby. Pink ears and nose, big green eyes. Recently

seen in the Upper Montecito area, but could be anywhere . She is micro-chipped, more pictures on Craigslist. If you have spotted her. Please call 565-7778


Help wanted in finding an old 1929-70 Ford, Buick, VW, Packard, MBZ, Cadillac, RR or Porsche. Thank you. R.A. Fox 805-845-2113.


EXERCISE BIKEVision Fitness – Model E3200HRT- $500. 969-2469


Investment Capital Needed for Local Santa Barbara CompanyLocal company is seeking a personal loan to be used as working capital to support promotion and expansion of our business. Personal meeting with the CEO will convince this investment is low risk. Loan

to be paid back no later than one year, and will be, at least, partially collateralized by two free-and-clear luxury cars owned by principals. We are seeking a minimum loan of $50,000. Offering high yield return. Call Natalie at (651) 246-9228 for details.


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In-Home Senior Services: Ask Patti Teel to meet with you or your loved ones to discuss dependable and affordable in-home care. Individualized service is tailored to meet each client’s needs. Our caregivers can provide transportation, housekeeping, personal

assistance and much more. Senior Helpers: 966-7100


VIDEOS TO DVD TRANSFERSHurry, before your tapes fade away. Only $10 each 969-6500 Scott


Babysitter -10 yrs exp. w/all ages.Schedule, On Call, Overnight.Trustworthy, Reliable & Responsible.References. Call/Text 941 447 9657

French nanny with a Master’s Degree in International Trade and Development, friendly and helpful, experienced as educator and teacher, I can teach French and Spanish to your children and no problem in doing some housework. Call Roxane: 570-7830


PIANO LESSONS Kary and Sheila Kramer are long standing members of the Music Teachers’ Assoc. of Calif. Studios conveniently located at the Music Academy of the West. Now accepting enthusiastic children and/or adults. Call us at 684-4626.


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Experienced caregiver to provide your with personal assistance, transportation, housekeeping & much more. Refs upon request. Ask for Diana 705-9431

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING (805) 565-1860(You can place a classified ad by filling in the coupon at the bottom of this section and mailing it to us: Montecito Journal, 1206 Coast Village Circle, Suite D, Montecito, CA 93108. You can also FAX your ad to us at: (805) 969-6654. We will figure out how much you owe and either call or FAX you back with the amount. You can also e-mail your ad: chri[email protected] and we will do the same as your FAX).

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Do you love Reagan history? The Reagan Ranch Center is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving as docents for the Exhibit Galleries. Docents will have the opportunity share the history of President Reagan and his “Western White House.” For more information or to apply, please contact Danielle Fowler at 805-957-1980 or [email protected].


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5 – 12 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 47For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Christian Fiech Architectural Lighting, 19 West Padre Street #C, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Christian Fiech, 19 West Padre Street #C, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 2, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Original FBN No. 2012-0001009. Published April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Weddings by Diana & Invitations, Etc., 1092-B Palmetto Way, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Diana Andonian, 1092-B Palmetto Way, Carpinteria, CA 93013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 14, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN No. 2012-0000817. Published April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Malibu Magic Life Coaching, Montecito Magic Life Coaching, 1187 Coast Village Road #539, Montecito, CA 93108. Kismet Goodman, 1021 Monte Cristo Lane, Montecito, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 28, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN No. 2012-0000958. Published April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Paseo Pilates, 115 West De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. John DeWilde, 3325 Calle Noguera, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Kiran DeWilde, 3325 Calle Noguera, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 2, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Joshua Madison. Original FBN No. 2012-0000675. Published March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT- STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT: The following person(s) has (have) abandoned the use of the Fictitious Business Names(s): G & R Design Associates, 2403 Foothill Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Wendy Glomb, 1119 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Joan Radditz, 2403 Foothill Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County

Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 15, 2012. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN No. 2011-0003383, filed on November 17, 2011. Published March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Perez Jasso Construction, 54 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Juan Perez Builders, 54 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 2, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN No. 2012-0000669. Published March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Islay Events, 21 W. Islay Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Jeremy Cable, 21 W. Islay Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 14, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN No. 2012-0000809. Published March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Eco Clean SB Maid and Janitorial Services, 209 West Quinto Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Gloria Gonzalez, 209 W. Quinto Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 14, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Joshua Madison. Original FBN No. 2012-0000816. Published March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Benchmark Maps, 559 San Ysidro Road #1, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Benchmark LLC, 559 San Ysidro Road #1, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 9, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Kathy Miller. Original FBN No. 2012-0000779. Published March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Gideon Group, 5662 Calle Real Ste 255, Goleta, CA 93117. Gideon I. Joffe, 5631 Via Messina, Goleta, CA 93117. This

statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 6, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Catherine Daly. Original FBN No. 2012-0000702. Published March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Newtrition Works Company, 634 Chelham Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Karen Kimi Navetta, 634 Chelham Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 8, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Kathy Miller. Original FBN No. 2012-0000754. Published March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Serena Bay Publishing, 3279 Padaro Lane, Carpinteria, CA, 93013. Kaye D. Walters, 3279 Padaro Lane, Carpinteria, CA, 93013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 8, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN No. 2012-0000759. Published March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Mindful Paths, 154 Conejo Rd, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103. Jacqueline Harman, 1187 Coast Village Road #166, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, Constance McClain, 154 Conejo Rd, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 8, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Original FBN No. 2012-0000750. Published March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2012.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1385373. To all interested parties: Petitioner Douglas Norton filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name of child Kai Douglas Hasso Norton to Cai Douglas Hasso Norton. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described about must file a written objection that included the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If

no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed March 7, 2012 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: May 10, 2012 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1385509. To all interested parties: Petitioner James Anthony Sevigny-Resetco filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to James Anthony Resetco. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described about must file a written objection that included the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed March 22, 2012 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: May 3, 2012 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1385306. To all interested parties: Petitioner Beera Areli Bernard filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Vera Areli Bernard. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described about must file a written objection that included the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed on February 28, 2012 by Jackie Vazquez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: May 3, 2012 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1385086. To all interested parties: Petitioner Frances N. Shropshire filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Frances Nobuko Arai. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described about must file a written objection that included the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed on February 23, 2012 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: April 19, 2012 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11.

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