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Thursday, April 18 (from 6 to 10 pm) is the day actor Billy Baldwin hosts yearly Teddy Bear Cancer Foundations’s popular (and likely to sell out… again) event,

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The BEST things in life areFREE4 11 April 2013Vol 19 Issue 14Giddy Up HorseyNow that Spring has sprung, Equine events are popping up all over; Trail Talks Lynn Kirst reveals the best of them, p. 37Celebrating PeopleGail Kvistad studied Spanish in Cuernavaca, lived in Rio, taught English in Japan; Now, shes Living Local, p. 36Coming & GoingFilmmaker (and MUS alumna) Gina Abatemarcos five-year quest (so far) to save Kivalina Island nears completion, p. 30 THIS WEEK IN MONTECITO, P. 10 MONTECITO EATERIES, P. 38 CALENDAR OF EVENTS, P. 42The Voice of the VillageS SINCE 1995 SJet Setters 2.0: Beach Boy Bruce Johnston accompanies Cathay Pacific CEO to Hong Kong on new 300ER Boeing 777; Rob Lowe straps on jetpack and soars solo over Newport Beach, p. 6Mineards MisCellany SAKS & THE CITY Thursday, April 18 (from 6 to 10 pm) is the day actor Billy Baldwin hosts yearly Teddy Bear Cancer Foundationss popular (and likely to sell out again) event, p. 33 4 11 April 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL 2 The Voice of the Village Visit us at El Encantosant a barbara111 sant a barbara st reet805. 962. 0200el encant o resort800 al varado pl ace805. 845. 5800mi l l val l ey238 east bl i t hedal e avenue415. 383. 0201CMYCMMYCYCMYK4 11 April 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL 3Rare Hedgerow OpportunityMontecito - $3,150,000The Premiere Estates of Montecito & Santa Barbara RANDY SOLAKIAN DEANNA SOLAKIAN (805) 565-2208 (805) 565-2264 www.montecitoestates.com www.montecitoestates.com License #00622258 License#01895788Exclusive Representation for Marketing & AcquisitionAdditional Exceptional Estates Available by Private Consultation 4 11 April 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL 4 The Voice of the Village 40% - 50% OFF Selected Skis, Snowboards, Boots , and Bindings20% - 50% OFF Selected Ski and Snowboard ClothingSAN LUIS OBISPO667 MARSH STREET543-1676Mon Sat 10 - 6pm Thurs 10 - 8 Sun 11 - 4Plenty of FREE ParkingSANTA BARBARA14 STATE STREET962-0049Mon Sat 10 - 6 Fri 10 - 7, Sun 11 - 5Plenty of FREE Parkingwww.mountainairsports.comLocally owned and Operated for over 30 years!WINTER CLEARANCEDont just shop local, shop locally owned. Photo courtesy of GoProSTEAK SEAFOOD COCKTAI LSSanta Barbara Seafood PastaFresh Salmon, Swordfsh, Halibut & Ahi simmered with tomato, vegies, fresh basil & garlic tossed with Fusilli pasta & topped with shredded Parmesan.$995LunCh DI nnEr PrI vATE PArTI ESReservations (805) 564-1200 Free Valet Parking By The Boats113 Harbor Way chuckswaterfrontgrill.com endlesssummerbarcafe.netLunch Special Daily 11:30 to 3:00Hearty & Healthy5 Editorial Tax time is upon us once again6 Montecito Miscellany Bruce Johnstons Boeing 777 trip; Rob Lowe tries jetpacks over Pacifc; Hadley Tomicki featured in L.A. Times; Crisis Negotiation Response Team training exercise at Peppers; Melissa Costellos new book; Betsy Pickering Kaiser remembered; Rape Crisis Center Chocolate de Vine bash; Easter at Rescue Mission; Les 7 Doigts de la Main performance; Shrek: Te Musical shines; royal mattresses for sale8 Letters to the Editor Tom Mosby illustrates the value of State Water; JAmy Brown enjoys Montecitos wildfower trail; Leslie A. Westbrook wonders what odors would be deemed a nuisance under new cottage food law; Rob Lane points out water waste in Montecito; Eric Kaster checks in10 This Week in Montecito Crafts at Montecito Library; Maison K art exhibit; Art Career Day Conference; ftness event; SB Channelkeepers Blue Water Ball; Tea Dance at Carrillo Rec Center; Cocktails & Conservatives; board meeting at Cold Spring; MA meets; S.B. Rose Society Celebration of Spring Roses; MUS food drive; New Yorker discussion group; book signings at Curious Cup; ongoing events Tide Guide Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach12 Village Beat Parker Matthews raises money for school in Tanzania; Casa members and neighbors appear at Land Use meeting to discuss parking situation; Danny Copus working to get Coast Village signs updated; American Riviera Bank Grand Opening approaching14 Seen Around Town Marymount throws impressive Mad Hatters Ball; Girls Inc. of Carpinterias annual Garden to Table celebration; Visiting Professor of Surgery Endowment Fund welcomes Hiram C. Polk, MD22 Our Town Just Between Us art exhibit featured at Vollmer Gallery 26 State Street Spin Scott Burns hopes to start Kidney chain; Julian Nott speaks about foundation B612 at home of Simon Raab27 Your Westmont Jane Higa retires; Olympic athletes run on campus; student artists open new exhibition28 n.o.t.e.s. from downtown Jim uncovers the mystery behind the name Harry E. Hagen Sheriffs Blotter Computers stolen from school in Montecito; theft from vehicle on Mariposa Lane29 Legal Advertisements30 Coming & Going Gina Abatemarco uses Kickstarter to raise money for documentary on people of Kivalina Island; Peter Mullins impressive, Art Deco-inspired Automotive Museum located just 25 miles away33 Montecito Insider Teddy Bear Cancer Foundations sixth annual Saks & the City event34 On Entertainment Trumpeter Alison Balsom makes S.B. debut; Music Club concert; Barbara Cook sings at Lobero; James McCartney plays SOhO; Linda Purl stars in ETC presents Te Year of Magical Tinking36 Celebrating People Hattie explores the life of the lady behind Living Local, Gail Kvistad37 Trail Talk Six upcoming horse-related events 38 Guide to Montecito Eateries Te most complete, up-to-date, comprehensive listing of all individually owned Montecito restaurants, cofee houses, bakeries, gelaterias, and hangouts; others in Santa Barbara, Summerland, and Carpinteria too39 Seniority Seniors showcase their talents at Marjorie Luke Teatre on April 641 Book Talk Shelly Lowenkopf looks at J.R. Moehringers captivating memoir, Te Tender Bar Movie Showtimes Latest flms, times, theaters, and addresses: theyre all here, as they are every week42 Calendar of Events First Tursday; Te Moth at UCSB; Los Texmanics play free family concerts; BILL W. and DR. BOB at Center Stage; I.V. Juggling Fest; Arts Fund presents Big Splash; Seniors Have Talent at Marjorie Luke; kid flms at UCSB; Brian Skerry speaks; Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain makes SB debut 45 93108 Open House Directory Homes and condos currently for sale and open for inspection in and near Montecito46 Classifed Advertising Our very own Craigslist of classifed ads, in which sellers ofer everything from summer rentals to estate sales47 Local Business Directory Smart business owners place business cards here so readers know where to look when they need what those businesses oferINSIDE THIS ISSUE4 11 April 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL 5 A man of courage is also full of faith Marcus Tullius Cicero www.denise-james.com 800-251-6393 You are cordially invited to our Spring Fling Trunk Show at picturesque Bacara Resort & Spa 8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 805-968-0100 Featuring our Sunray Collection priced from $100 Enjoy a great event with champagne and gifts for the special women and graduates in your life. Saturday, April 6, 2013 10:00am-3:00pm Resort Lobby Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:30am-1:00pm Miro Restaurant Editorial by Bob HazardMr. Hazard is an Associate Editor of this paper and a former president of Birnam Wood Golf ClubTaxing Time in Montecito Its appropriate that tax season begins on April Fools Day and ends with the international call for distress: May Day. Next week, a good portion of the 5,163 Montecito taxpayers will troop to the post office or press TurboTax to transfer an estimated $261 million to the federal government, paying an average of $50,500 per tax filer in ZIP code 93108 or 93150. At the same time, Montecito taxpayers will have shipped off $154 million to Sacramento, averaging $30,000 per taxpayer. And, this week, 4,184 home-owners in the Montecito Fire District will pay their second installment on the $82 million in 2012 property taxes owed to the County of Santa Barbara, an average of $19,500 per homeowner. Added together, Montecito will remit a staggering $497 million in federal, state and local property taxes ($99,800 per taxpayer). The combined federal income, state income and county property taxes account for an estimated 54.5% of the average adjusted gross income (AGI) of $183,000 per tax return in Montecito.Add in state and local sales taxes, federal and state gasoline taxes, licenses and permit fees, corporate taxes, payroll taxes to fund Social Security, Medicare taxes, excise taxes, custom duties, inheritance taxes, alcohol taxes, cigarette taxes and all the other taxes imposed on citizens to pay the cost of government, and it seems obvious that Montecito taxpayers are paying at least their fair share. What about the rest of the country? By any reasonable yardstick, wealthy Americans are paying their fair share, and then some. According to IRS tax data for 2010: The top 1% of U.S. taxpayers, with an adjusted gross income of at least $369,691, earned 19% of the nations income, but paid over 37% of the nations income taxes. The top 5% of taxpayers paid more federal income taxes than the remaining 95% combined. The top 10% of U.S. taxpayers, with an AGI in excess of $116,623, earned 45% of the nations income, but paid 71% of the nations income taxes. The top 50% of U.S. taxpayers, with an AGI of more than $34,338, paid 97.6% of all income taxes, while the bottom 50% of U.S. taxpayers who earned less than $34,338 paid just 2.4% of all income taxes. More To ComeIn 2014, nearly 77% of all Americans will see a tax increase. The fiscal cliff tax changes, which went into effect on January 1, 2013, hiked payroll taxes to fund Social Se

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